Browsing All Posts filed under »Iraq«

Trump Visits the Troops

December 29, 2018 by

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By Gary Bauer   ~        President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq Wednesday after slipping out of Washington, D.C., late Christmas night. The president and first lady received a raucous reception from the troops. President Trump covered a lot of ground in […]

ISIS Fighter Exploited Obama’s Lax Refugee Policies

August 18, 2018 by

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An Iraqi terrorist was caught years after entering the U.S. as a refugee in 2014. By  Political Editors  Recent news gives credence to President Donald Trump’s reasoning behind his early executive order that created a temporary travel ban on people coming from several Muslim-majority countries — countries that by the way were identified as problematic […]

Did Trump Really Beat ISIS? Here Are The Facts.

February 1, 2018 by

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By Robin Simcox ~ “We’re gonna beat ISIS very, very quickly, folks. It’s gonna be fast. I have a great plan. It’s going to be great. They ask, ‘What is it?’ Well, I’d rather not say.” Donald Trump made this pledge to supporters in Connecticut in April 2016. At the time, it seemed unlikely he would ever […]

Free Kurdistan!

September 28, 2017 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi Kurds voted Monday in a landmark referendum on supporting independence, with initial results confirming predictions of overwhelming support for breaking away from Baghdad, in a move billed by the Kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination, but viewed as a hostile act by Iraq’s central government. […]

Confronting The Current Middle East Alignment

July 10, 2017 by

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By Retired Adm. James A. Lyons ~ With the imminent defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq and in Raqqa, its declared capital in Syria, one of the Trump administration’s key objectives is about to be achieved. With the collapse of the Islamic State as a functioning entity, however, there are clearly new dynamics coming into play which […]

Military ‘Win’ In Mosul Only The Start

April 4, 2017 by

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By Dr. Peter Brookes ~ Iraq must overcome ISIS terror, sectarian divides The progress seen in the pitched battle between Iraqi troops (supported by U.S. forces) and ISIS for control of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul may seem like the light at the end of the dark Islamic State tunnel. But that hopeful glimmer […]

Are We Refugeed Out Yet?

March 3, 2017 by

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By Daniel Greenfield ~ There are more Iraqis living in the United States than there are in some major cities in Iraq. 156,000 Iraqi refugees have entered this country in just the last decade. 30,000 of those have ended up in California. In Obama’s first year in office, the United States resettled three-quarters of Iraqi […]

Battle For Mosul Just The Beginning

November 2, 2016 by

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By Dr. Peter Brookes ~ Powerful players must find common ground The battle to pull Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, from the Islamic State’s (aka ISIS) death grip is now in Week Two – and while victory doesn’t seem to be in sight just yet, progress toward retaking the city has been made. Unfortunately, evicting […]

It Wasn’t Supposed To End This Way…

October 22, 2016 by

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By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ There was initial euphoria over the news of a coalition advance against ISIS in Mosul. However, anyone who knows a little bit about tactical operations will tell you a few determined fighters in an urban setting can cause massive chaos. And what’s even more dangerous is an […]

The Plague Of Islamic Terror

July 5, 2016 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Arabia, the home of magical literature is now sinking into its own creation; Islamic terror. Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

A “Weak” Islamic State Couldn’t Kill This Many Of Us

March 26, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Opinion is split. There are some who claim that the more Europeans they slaughter, the weaker the Islamic State is. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told us [after the Paris slaughter] IS was “fundamentally weak” with “many more smartphones than guns”. Waleed Aly, television host and lecturer at Monash University’s Global Terrorism […]

If ISIS Is Weak, What Is Strong?

March 24, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Terrorism lecturer and Australian TV presenter Waleed Aly after Islamic State terrorists killed 130 people in Paris: ISIS is weak. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday after Islamic State terrorists murdered another 34 people in Brussels: The recent attacks in Paris, Jakarta and now Brussels are evidence of the emerging trend in […]

Fear Grows As Islamic State Spreads: Terror Network Digs In Deep In Afghanistan, Libya

February 6, 2016 by

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By Dr. Peter Brookes ~ As if they didn’t have enough to deal with already, the Pentagon has a new problem to panic about: the rise of Islamic State (aka ISIS) affiliates in Afghanistan and Libya. While we’ve known that ISIS has been spreading beyond the Middle East, creating allies and claiming “provinces,” there has […]

Leader Low on Resolve Attempts Smack Talk + More – Daily Digest

December 15, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.” —Benjamin Franklin, 1771 TOP RIGHT HOOKS Leader Low on Resolve Attempts Smack Talk Speaking at the Pentagon, the commander in chief with an approval rating that has steadily declined since the beginning of September made an attempt to […]

The Escalating Cost of Obama’s Foreign Policy Failures

December 2, 2015 by

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Just Invoice the Next President By Mark Alexander ~ “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 […]

Take Off The Gloves And Level ISIS HQ

November 24, 2015 by

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By Deroy Murdock ~ Let’s be generous and say that President Obama is half-hearted in fighting the ongoing battle against ISIS and the wider War on Radical Islam. “We have a military strategy that is putting enormous pressure on ISIL through airstrikes,” Obama told journalists in Antalya, Turkey, on Monday. He added: “And so we […]

This War On The Islamic State Won’t Work For A Long Time

November 22, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ A good assessment of what’s needed to defeat the Islamic State militarily. The bad news is that it will take a long time, and much more resolve than shown so far: For military planners, destroying the terrorist group’s headquarters and crippling its fighting force is a relatively simple assignment, say strategists: […]

President Muddles About In Syria, Iraq

November 7, 2015 by

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By Dr. Peter Brookes ~ There’s a lot of confusion about the announcement by the White House late last week about the upcoming deployment of U.S. special operations forces to Syria, especially after President Obama repeatedly promised – going back to 2013 – no “boots on the ground.” If you’re perplexed by the news, don’t […]

Obama Mulls Increased Involvement Against Islamic State + More – Daily Digest

October 27, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.” —Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 34 TOP RIGHT HOOKS Obama Mulls Increased Involvement Against […]

Kissinger: Crush The Islamic State

October 19, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger says it is urgent to crush the Islamic State: So long as Islamic State survives and remains in control of a geographically defined territory, it will compound all Middle East tensions. Threatening all sides and projecting its goals beyond the region, it freezes existing […]

Missing Islam

September 22, 2015 by

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By Diana West ~ Four months ago, when “Iraq” first popped up as an presidential campaign prompt, I posted the following essay. Consider it an introduction, or re-introduction, to further commentary on last night’s debate. “Something Is Missing from the Iraq War Story, As Usual” The Iraq debate that has erupted three, seven, eight, twelve years […]

The Iran Deal And The Next Iraq War

September 19, 2015 by

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By Daniel Greenfield ~ In his sales pitch for the nuclear deal with Iran that even he admitted gives the terrorist regime a near zero breakout time to the bomb, Obama pulled out every conceivable stop. He even accused opponents of trying to get the country into a war with Iran just as they had […]

Cooking The Books

September 14, 2015 by

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By Colonel Kenneth Allard (U.S. Army, Ret) ~ Here’s something to think about as we commemorate Sept. 11, 2001, an epic intelligence failure that led directly to the worst American defeat since Pearl Harbor. The current Democratic front-runner in the presidential sweepstakes, described as a liar by many American voters, conceivably faces indictment for mishandling […]

‘War’ On Islamic State A Failure: First Anniversary Of Speech Nothing To Celebrate

September 12, 2015 by

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By Dr. Peter Brookes ~ A year ago today in a nationally televised address, President Obama spoke to the nation about his intention to “degrade” and “ultimately destroy” the Islamic State (aka ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. Current U.S. strategy consists of an air campaign against the Islamic State, training the Iraqi army to fight […]