Browsing All Posts filed under »Taliban«

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 […]

Virginia Shoots Itself in the Foot + More – Daily Digest

December 23, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” —Thomas Jefferson, 1800 MERRY CHRISTMAS! At the end of each year, I ask my editors and staff to take leave between Christmas and New Year’s Day in order to be […]

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 […]

Yep, Bergdahl Deserted + More – Daily Digest

March 26, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Wisely, therefore, do they consider union and a good national government as necessary to put and keep them in such a situation as, instead of inviting war, will tend to repress and discourage it. That situation consists in the best possible state of defense, and necessarily depends on the government, […]

GDP Growth Slows, Biden Says Things Are ‘Really, Really Hard’ + More – Daily Digest

February 2, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “We repose an unwise confidence in any government, or in any men, when we invest them officially with too much, or an unnecessary quantity of, discretionary power.” –Thomas Paine, Serious Address to the People of Philadelphia, 1778 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS GDP Growth Slows, Biden Says Things Are ‘Really, Really […]

Released Gitmo Jihadi Seeks Return to Battle + More – Daily Digest

January 30, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “The province of the Court is solely to decide on the rights of individuals. … Questions, in their nature political or which are, by the Constitution and laws, submitted to the Executive, can never be made in this court.” –John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, 1803 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS Released […]

After Undermining Cuts, Obama Plans More Spending + More – Daily Digest

January 29, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “[A] bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1787 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS After Undermining Cuts, Obama Plans More Spending Despite Republican […]

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 […]

U.S. General Killed in Afghanistan + More – Daily Digest

August 6, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Although our prospect is peace, our policy and purpose are to provide for defense by all those means to which our resources are competent.” –Thomas Jefferson Letter to James Bowdoin, 1806 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS U.S. General Killed in Afghanistan A high-profile U.S. military official was the victim of a […]

How “Normal” is Bowe Bergdahl?

July 18, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ There are few military crimes worse than desertion to the enemy short of outright treason by giving them aid and comfort. So why is the U.S. Army declaring Sgt. Berghdal (he received a promotion from private first class while being either a Taliban captive or guest) a “normal soldier now”? When […]

Immigration Tidbits + More – Daily Digest

July 15, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, […]

Hey, Mr. Taliban

June 18, 2014 by

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By Daniel Greenfield ~ After presiding for six years over a war in which over 1,600 Americans were killed fighting the Taliban, Obama did not mention the enemy during his West Point Commencement Address. That wasn’t unusual. Obama has a curious habit of avoiding the “T-word” in his official speeches. Even when delivering his Rose […]

The Rise and Fall of the Biden-Obama Policy on Iraq

June 14, 2014 by

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Within 96 hours the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sahel (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, depending on who you are talking to, went from being an active player in Syria and controlling Fallujah and Ramadi to taking over Mosul, Tikrit […]

Gibson ‘Mad as Hell’ + More – Daily Digest

June 10, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “A judiciary independent of a king or executive alone, is a good thing; but independence of the will of the nation is a solecism, at least in a republican government.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Ritchie, 1820 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS Gibson ‘Mad as Hell’ The ghost of former Veteran […]

Five for One? Humor

June 9, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ Five for One? Negotiate With Terrorists? Never. Bergdahl Invokes Allah at White House Obama Could Eat a Puppy Obama Less Competent Socialism Explained Democrats You Should Pay Captain America Overpriced Elitists Visiting The House Floor We Have Liftoff Read more excellent articles at The Patriot Post Related articles Jon Stewart On Dems’ Premature […]

Dems Argue Over Bergdahl + More – Daily Digest

June 9, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “If a nation expects to be ignorant – and free – in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Colonel Charles Yancey, 1816 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS Dems Argue Over Bergdahl After announcing the prisoner exchange for Bowe Bergdahl, one […]

PFC Bowe Bergdahl – AWOL or DESERTER

June 8, 2014 by

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I got a call on Friday from Dave Rutherford, who last year retired from hosting his own radio show in Canada. I was a regular guest speaking about various security incidents and issues around the world and always felt he was a stand-up guy for a journalist, which is not a profession I have a […]

Obama: ‘No Apologies’ + More – Daily Digest

June 6, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “The law of nature is universal. For it is true, not only that all men are equally subject to the command of their Maker; but it is true also, that the law of nature, having its foundation in the constitution and state of man, has an essential fitness for all […]

What Bob Bergdahl Said at White House Press Conference – Video

June 6, 2014 by

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By act4america ~ Comments by Brigitte Gabriel from Act For America and Zuhdi Jasser from American Islamic Forum for Democracy. Both are the heads of Anti-Jihadist Organizations in the USA. Both are advocates of our Constitutional form of Government and both do NOT want Sharia law in this country; as opposed to Obama’s goals. Related […]

‘Care for Your Own Citizens’ + More – Daily Digest

June 4, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.” –John Adams, Notes for an oration at Braintree, 1772 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS ‘Care for Your Own Citizens’ Hillary Clinton weighed in […]