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Two Debates, One Rally

August 5, 2019 by

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Plus 2 more articles: A Striking Contrast America First   ~    Gary Bauer  ~     The two nights of Democrat debates produced a lot of hot air about socialism and climate change, but no ideas on economic growth. Several candidates tried to outdo one another on open borders. And they offered nothing that would […]

What Patriotic Service Looks Like

January 8, 2019 by

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Reps. Jim Baird, Brian Mast, and Dan Crenshaw know the cost of the oaths “to support and defend.” By Nate Jackson  ~   In the above photo, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) (center) welcomes new “All American” wounded combat veterans — Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN) (left) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) (right) — on their first day […]

The Latest NEWS!

December 26, 2018 by

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By Yaakov Kirschen~   Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .                     http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/ * * * As you may (or may not) know, our Dry Bones Cartoons are NOT produced by some well-funded organization. We. . . me (cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen) and Sali my LSW (Long […]

A Seismic Geopolitical Shift Is Underway In South Asia

January 28, 2018 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ For the second time in two weeks, Iranian intelligence forces have seized consignments of weapons moving into Iran from Pakistan. In the first instance, Iran seized explosives and communications equipment allegedly belonging to a splinter group of the virulently anti-Shia Jundallah Islamic group, which operates in Pakistan and conducts attacks […]

Turning Corners In Afghanistan

December 1, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ In the latest issue of Foreign Policy journal, Paul McLeary quotes Gen. John Nicholson, head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, who claims, that after 16 years of war, the United States and its Afghan partners “have turned the corner,” the “momentum is now with Afghan security forces,” and […]

A New Afghanistan Strategy

July 26, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ For sixteen years the United States, NATO and the Afghan security forces have fought a war tactically in a strategic environment that made victory impossible. We have been fighting the wrong war. The war in Afghanistan is actually in Pakistan. Current American policy towards Pakistan is one based on extortion, […]

‘War Machine’ Sheds Light On The Naiveté Of Nation-Building

July 7, 2017 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ “War Machine,” a newly released film produced by Netflix, is a satirical skewering of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. It stars Brad Pitt as a very thinly veiled version of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the senior commander of U.S./allied military operations in Afghanistan for a year, from June 2009 until June […]

Balochistan: A Wider Strategic Context In The Afghanistan Debate

June 10, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ Yes, the primary mission is still to protect the homeland by preventing Afghanistan from being used again as a safe haven for terrorists to attack the U.S. or our allies. And, yes, troop levels and the operational tempo have always been predicated on a single proposition, to buy enough time so […]

Pakistan Sees No Role For The U.S. In The Future Of Afghanistan

May 30, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ Pakistan sees no role for the U.S. in the future of Afghanistan If you want to understand the foreign policy of Pakistan, look to the Pakistani military. If you want to understand the views of the Pakistani military, look to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and its new chief, Lieutenant General […]

MOAB Drop Triggers ‘Mother Of All Asinine Criticisms’

April 22, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ On April 13, in Afghan’s northeastern province of Nangarhar, separated from Pakistan by White Mountain, the U.S. dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever employed in combat, in the district of Achin where U.S. forces years earlier bombed al-Qaida operatives using the caves of Tora Bora to hide. The […]

Your Tax Dollars at Work: $43M for Afghan Gas Station + More – Daily Digest

November 3, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” —Thomas Jefferson, 1808 TOP RIGHT HOOKS Your Tax Dollars at Work: $43M for Afghan Gas Station The Pentagon cannot account for some $43 million […]

What Does Obama Aim to Accomplish in Afghanistan? + More – Daily Digest

October 16, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “[T]he powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce.” —Joseph Story, 1833 FEATURED RIGHT ANALYSIS What Does Obama Aim to Accomplish in Afghanistan? By Nate Jackson On Thursday, Barack Obama announced […]

Obama to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan + More – Daily Digest

October 15, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of […]

CNN to Help Democrats Avoid Actual Debate + More – Daily Digest

October 13, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams, 1770 TOP RIGHT HOOKS CNN to Help Democrats Avoid Actual Debate Democrats are gearing up for their first presidential debate on […]

Russia Authorizes Boots on the Ground in Syria + More – Daily Digest

September 30, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.” —Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 11 TOP RIGHT HOOKS Russia Authorizes Boots on the Ground in Syria Russia’s parliament Wednesday unanimously gave […]

The ‘Business-Like Relationship,’ Spying and Kumbayah + More – Daily Digest

March 25, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “As long as property exists, it will accumulate in individuals and families. As long as marriage exists, knowledge, property and influence will accumulate in families.” –John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1814 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS The ‘Business-Like Relationship,’ Spying and Kumbayah Barack Obama insists that his petulant and petty […]

Democrats Reload on Ammo Ban + More – Daily Digest

March 13, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “When men exercise their reason coolly and freely, on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions, on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions if they are so to be called, will be the same.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 50, […]

The Other Cause Of Terrorism

February 4, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I never fail to be astonished by the amount of corruption there is in the world. It is a very human trait whether it was royalty asserting that they ruled by God’s choice until their subjects rose up against them or modern day despots encountering the same fate. Sarah Chayes has […]

2015 SOTU: ‘Mission Accomplished — I’m Just Awesome!’

January 22, 2015 by

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Free ObamaBucks for Everyone! By Mark Alexander~ “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” –Article II, Section 1, Constitution of the United States (1787) For the last […]

Obama’s SOTU Oil Slick + More – Daily Digest

January 21, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.” –Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1735 EDITOR’S NOTE If you’re like most Americans, you didn’t sit through another round of Obama’s statist State of the Union rhetoric. So Mark Alexander did the dirty work for you. […]

Afghanistan War Ends – Taliban Claim Victory

December 30, 2014 by

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Way back in March of 2008, almost seven years ago now, I did something I rarely did. I left a comment at an Internet Blog Site, this site here in fact. I have a good friend who lives in Stockton in California, someone I had known for almost three years at that time, and we […]

Leaving Afghanistan, Repeating Iraq

December 30, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ You don’t have to be a soldier or diplomat to ask whether President Obama’s withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan on December 31 is a good idea or not. Consider what happened when he withdrew our troops from Iraq in 2011. The answer to that is the Islamic State which filled […]

Judge Declares Obama Amnesty Unconstitutional + More – Daily Digest

December 17, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to […]

Lesson Learned? 9,800 U.S. Troops to Remain in Afghanistan + More – Daily Digest

September 30, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “[I]f industry and labour are left to take their own course, they will generally be directed to those objects which are the most productive, and this in a more certain and direct manner than the wisdom of the most enlightened legislature could point out.” –James Madison, speech to Congress, 1789 […]