Browsing All posts tagged under »ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)«

Islamic State Response – Fears For Australia’s Commandos’ Families Back Home

September 28, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The battlefield of wars in the Middle East now stretch to our Australian suburbs: It is understood mysterious strangers have visited Defence Department homes in suburbs near the military barracks in Holsworthy and nearby Steele Barracks in Moorebank with vague or implausible excuses. Soldiers believe radical ­Islamic splinter groups have been […]

The Islamic State Must Be Fought On The Ground. But Which Arab Army Can Be Trusted?

September 26, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Thomas Friedman is right (!) but not right enough: … the Islamic State is a killing machine, and it will take another killing machine to search it out and destroy it on the ground. There is no way the “moderate” Syrians we’re training can alone fight the militant group and the […]

War Is About Politics; But Whose Politics?

September 21, 2014 by

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By William R. Hawkins ~ Carl von Clausewitz’s famous line that “War is a mere continuation of politics by other means” is certainly applicable to the current issue of how to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL). Unfortunately, even in a time of war, politics does not all run […]

Obama Promises To Fight The Islamic State With One Hand Behind His Back And No Boots On The Ground

September 21, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Wouldn’t you be scared if the US president declared war on your army? Wouldn’t you be relieved if he promised not to use any soldiers? George Will: Seven days passed since the president used prime time to warn the nation of the gravity of all this. And those seven days have […]

Politicians Talk Tough On Terrorism, But Then Do Nothing

September 19, 2014 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded the alarm on Monday about the escalating danger of a terrorist attack on America by ISIS and other jihadists. Too bad the Obama administration lacks the resolve or sense of urgency to meet this […]

The ISIS Delusion

September 19, 2014 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Yup. The comforting and accepted view of what the civilized world is now facing is, unfortunately wrong. Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Counter Terrorism In Australia – Jihadists In Our Suburbs

September 19, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Background Today’s article from Andrew Bolt is a follow up from what happened here in Australia yesterday, when police mounted the largest counter terrorism raids in the Country’s history, to counter Islamic State threats of terrorism here in Australia. Those raids and the follow up are detailed in the ABC article […]

Our Pathetic President

September 17, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The first thing you need to keep in mind is that Syria and Iraq are now just lines on a map at this point. They don’t exist as national states because the former is locked in a civil war that will replace its dictator one way or the other and the latter’s […]

I Can Sum Up The Appropriate ISIS Strategy In Eight Words

September 17, 2014 by

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By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ I have to ask you all if you can answer this question: what is a “very significant counter-terrorism operation with many moving parts that will be done over a period of time?” Well, I served in the U.S. Army for 22 years and commanded at two levels, […]

Playing A President On TV

September 16, 2014 by

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By Colonel Kenneth Allard (U.S. Army, Ret) ~ “Good evening, my fellow Americans. My name is Barack Obama. I’m not really a wartime president but I play one on TV.” He didn’t say that, of course, but if he had, he might have at least some scored points for candor. Even in his best Republican […]

The War Neither Obama, Nor Any Other Nation Wants To Fight

September 15, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Two trends have emerged since President Obama’s September 10 speech regarding his intention to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State. One is the understanding that he will not commit U.S. troops as “boots on the ground” to fight a force estimated variously between 10,000 and 30,000 depending on intelligence guesswork. The […]

President Obama’s Credibility Is In Short Supply

September 14, 2014 by

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By Roger Aronoff ~ President Barack Obama has consistently deceived the American people when called out on statements that he’s made in the past, but the media have not consistently reported on these often farcical inconsistencies. However, the President’s recent “evolution” regarding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a Sunni militant group active […]

Islam Is The Face Of Evil

September 12, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ “ISIS is not Islamic”, said  Barack Obama as he gave yet another vapid speech to say what he will or will not do next about the threat of Islam. What he said is both idiotic and a lie. ISIS calls itself the Islamic State. Obama used the word “war” only once, but ISIS is all about war—an […]

Next Stop Europe

September 11, 2014 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Will Europe be able to survive? Will it fight back? Will America “lead from behind”? we’re about to find out. . . . and soon! Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Obama And Arabs Find A Common Enemy – The Islamic State

September 10, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Given all the mutations that the Middle East has gone through thanks to the emergence of al Qaeda during the resistance to the Soviet takeover of Afghanistan, watching what is occurring now with an even more fanatical group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS) and proclaiming itself the new caliphate has […]

What “International Community” Is Obama Talking About?

September 9, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The U.S. and Iran have been adversaries since 1979 when it seized our diplomats and held them for 444 days. In the wake of the Cold War, Russia has assisted Iran develop its nuclear program and has joined its war on the Islamic State. The U.S. has joined the conflict, making […]

The Dithering Commander In Chief

September 9, 2014 by

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By Barry Shaw ~ Barrack Hussein Obama is the example of what happens when the mightiest nation on earth elects a politician whose worldview is to naively make the world a level playing field. America goes into reverse and “leads from behind.” He goes on An apology tour to the Muslim folk and tell them […]

Henry Kissinger Says That Obama Must Attack Islamic State. Stop Being “Bystanders”

September 8, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Barack Obama has repeatedly given the impression that he lacks faith not only in America’s military leadership but its moral leadership: Henry Kissinger (pictured) has urged US President Barack Obama to “launch an all-out attack” on the Islamic State terrorist group, warning that Americans have ­become “bystanders” in the Middle East. […]

Iraq’s Serengeti Killers

September 7, 2014 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Nature films of the lion’s predatory life on the African Serengeti are most captivating.  Viewers gain an appreciation for the animal’s killing instincts-one somewhat tempered by the horror also visible in the eyes of its prey. Nature has armed the lion with a number of traits […]

U.S. No Longer Has Influence In The Middle East

September 4, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The rise of the Sunni Islamic State (ISIS) and its barbarity may be news to the West, but it is a very old story in the Middle East. Briefly stated, the Arabs have been at war with one another for some 1,400 years before and since the emergence of Islam and […]

Australian Islamic State Response – Does Greens Party Leader Senator Christine Milne Really Say “Just Let Them Die”?

September 1, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ I have a question for The Australian Greens Party Leader Christine Milne about what she agrees is the “slaughter of innocent people” in Iraq and Syria. So, Senator, what would you have us do? I ask politely — no abuse, no anger — because what you said last week struck me […]

Al Qaeda Spawned A Monster Child, The Islamic Caliphate.

August 30, 2014 by

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By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Middle East analysts are trying to assess this new beast that has emerged out of Islamist dysfunction: ISIL or, as they like to call themselves, The Islamic State. The borders of this imagined “state” are vague because this cult does not recognize borders. Their aim is to melt all the […]

‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’ + More – Daily Digest

August 29, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “A better system of education for the common people might preserve them long from such artificial inequalities as are prejudicial to society, by confounding the natural distinctions of right and wrong, virtue and vice.” –John Adams, letter to Count Sarsfield, 1786 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy […]

Pelosi Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge – Humor

August 25, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ Sick of Obama This Instead of This Perry vs. Lehmberg The Most Drunk Democrat in Texas Quote: Sowell Mulls Trading Obama for Netanyahu You Voted for Big Government… Obama’s 2nd Term Quote: Karl Marx on State Education Obama Ignoring Hillary’s Advice Spike Lee’s ‘War on Black Males’ Wonka on Gun Control Quote: […]