Browsing All posts tagged under »Iraq«

Confronting The Current Middle East Alignment

July 10, 2017 by


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


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 […]

The Evidence: Clinton’s Web of Benghazi Lies + More – Daily Digest

October 23, 2015 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third […]

Obama Staffer Fires Gun at Boyfriend in Dispute + More – Daily Digest

August 11, 2015 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” —George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 TOP RIGHT HOOKS Obama Staffer Fires Gun at Boyfriend in Dispute A special assistant to the president — the president who recently lamented that an inability to pass gun control was one of the great failures of his […]

Full Text: Islamic States Email Sent To The Family Of James Foley Right Before Beheading

August 22, 2014 by


The Civilized World has been outraged at the recent release of the video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley. What the world did not know was that ISIS had sent a horrifying email to his family before his death with their reasoning for committing this most heinous of crimes. The following is the […]

White House nixes Fox News?

August 19, 2014 by


White House nixes Fox News? Years ago I heard this from one of our Blog contributors. When he was in Iraq he was told they couldn’t listen to Fox News. At the time we thought it was the base DJ, but now I wonder. Early  White House  Obama censorship? –Al   A Mississippi woman says […]

Iraq – The Extermination Of A People. As We Watch

August 8, 2014 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Please, please, watch this video. You will not hear a more electrifying and moving speech.  Ask your politician how we can help. Here is some background: Can the Obama administration really keep ignoring the havoc it let loose by pulling out too soon from Iraq? The U.S. military is considering launching […]

No ‘Blank Check’ + More – Daily Digest

July 14, 2014 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Security against foreign danger is one of the primitive objects of civil society. It is an avowed and essential object of the American Union.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 41, 1788 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS No ‘Blank Check’ School officials in Lynn, Massachusetts, say illegal aliens are posing as children in […]

Saddam, The Good Old Days

June 23, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I know it’s a terrible thing to say, but sometimes I miss Saddam Hussein. Yes, he was a cruel despot. Between September 1980 and July 1988 he pursued an eight-year war against Iran that killed an estimated combined million troops on both sides and achieved nothing. He had ruled from 1979 […]

Now Obama Sends Some Troops Back Into Iraq

June 17, 2014 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Thursday, Barack Obama says maybe: President Barack Obama said he would consider doing “anything” to respond gains militant extremists have made in Iraq over the past few days. Obama also specifically said military options are on the table. “There will be some short-term immediate things that need to be done militarily,” […]

Iraq Agonistes

June 16, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I remember how the Vietnam War seemed to drag on for years without resolution, from Lyndon Johnson’s initial expansion in 1964, after he was elected in his own right through his second term, marked by many marches in Washington, D.C. demanding the U.S. get out. It took Nixon’s and Kissinger’s efforts […]

Syrian Islamists Spread Terror Network Into Iraq

June 14, 2014 by


By Peter Brookes ~ Earlier this week on these very pages I warned about the rise of violent Islamist extremism, not exclusively but especially in Syria. Unfortunately, in just a few short days, the situation has gotten worse. I’m thinking about Iraq. On Tuesday, Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, was overrun by an al-Qaeda “offshoot,” the […]

Bedlam In Baghdad: Q and A On Iraq With James Phillips

May 26, 2013 by


By James Carafano Ph.D.~ I sat down with James Phillips, Heritage’s Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, to get his take on the violence in Iraq. Why the sudden spike in violence in Iraq? Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) has made a strong comeback due to the spillover effect of rising sectarian tensions in Syria […]

The News from Iraq (as Usual) is Bad

November 10, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba In the 1960s and throughout the 1970s it seemed that all I read or heard every day was about Vietnam. It dominated the news as its forces took on the colonial French in an effort to liberate the nation. The effort was led by Ho Chi Minh, a man who would have […]

Iraq, The Democracy The Left Wouldn’t Back

March 5, 2010 by


By Andrew Bolt Professor Fouad Ajami marvels at what has been wrought in Iraq, facing another general election on March 7: The American project in Iraq has midwifed that rarest of creatures in the Greater Middle East: a government that emerges out of the consent of the governed. We should trust the Iraqis with their […]

Moonbats Unhinged: When Liberals Attack

October 11, 2009 by


The video is from a few years ago, but the question remains the same: What the hell is wrong with these people? Let’s ask a better question: Where are all these moonbats hiding now that Obama is President? These people are nothing more than morally bankrupt bast**ds! All of this “concern” for the troops when […]

The Mainstream Media STILL Hates The U.S. Military!

June 26, 2009 by


Over the past year or so, we haven’t heard much commentary from the MSM about the war in Iraq. But what they did have to say spoke volumes about their loathing for America, and it’s brave fighting men and women. Check out some of these quotes by so-called journalists: “The troop surge is a folly, […]

How George Bush Will Be Remembered

December 1, 2008 by


BUSH THE LIBERATOR Andrew Bolt There’s an even chance he’ll get his wish – provided Barack Obama doesn’t fumble the ball: George W. Bush hopes history will see him as a president who liberated millions of Iraqis and Afghans, who worked towards peace and who never sold his soul for political ends. ”I’d like to […]

Obama Continues To Play Politics With Death Of Combat Veteran…And The AP Confirms It

September 30, 2008 by


Despite being asked back in February not to mention her son in speeches or debates, Barack Obama still points out he wears a braclet with the name of veteran Ryan David Jopek, totally ignoring the requests of the mother whose son died in combat. I think this is beneath contempt, and our friend Pat Dollard […]

Prep For Iraq

April 16, 2008 by


Well, the last few weeks I’ve been in furious prep for going back to Iraq. Unlike last time, where I was flown in via Terrorist-Airlines and dropped into the heart of Iraq via commercial flights, the current company I work for is doing things the right way. Unfortunately for me, that translated into over twenty […]

Iraq Is Safer Than Washington, D.C.

January 24, 2008 by


The American troop increase in Iraq initiated by General Petraeus has reduced both American and Iraqi deaths and taken the issue from the headlines for the Democrat presidential candidates. At the peak of the violence, before the ‘surge’ took effect, Rep. Steve King, R-IA, compiled death statistics indicating that Iraq actually has a lower civilian […]

Eric Barton, Karma

November 11, 2007 by


Eric Barton, Jack n Coke drinker, is getting a little taste of Karma. This would be the same jerkweed who, in Iraq, was so high and mighty that he actually believed that a letter of recommendation from him would actually matter to someone like me. Looks like a letter of recommendation from Eric Barton wouldn’t […]

Michael Yon: Gates Of Fire

October 26, 2007 by


There is no doubt about it. America’s best is in Iraq. This is real news, like you will never see from the drive by media. Nobody does it better or more real than Michael Yon. Yon is the real deal, read him early, read him often. And then help arrived in the form of one […]

Why I Miss Iraq and Afghanistan…

October 22, 2007 by


Michael Yon has written an incredible article about the disconnect between the American people and the Troopers on the ground in Iraq. Anyone who has been in Iraq for longer than a few months, visited a handful of provinces, and spoken with a good number of Iraqis, likely would acknowledge that the reality here is […]