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Kunduz and the Failure of Air Power

Video War – the destroyed target is a “bug splat”. A few days ago American air power blasted a hospital in Kunduz after fourteen years of warfare in Afghanistan.  Fourteen years. Turns out, as everyone knows by now, to be … Continue reading

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ISIL and Sykes-Picot

Fat Chance Several months ago, ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, announced it’s intention to do away with the borders of the modern Middle-East. It already controls territory spanning the “border” between Iraq and Syria. “Levant”, a … Continue reading

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Return of the Abbasid

  And so yesterday the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham committed another barbarity. A captured American journalist, Steven Sotloff was beheaded on camera as a “message” to America. Presumably this atrocity was ordered by Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi, self-styled “Caliph … Continue reading

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And What About Syria?

So with ISIS on the scene (Islamic State of Iraq and SYRIA) why is no one talking of Syria? Is Syria not also under attack by ISIS extremists? Yes, I know Bashir el-Assad is a villain right up there with … Continue reading

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The Iraq War is Over! Did We Win??

(I originally posted this piece in October 2011.   Geez I’m smart!)    Ok. President Obama announced the the Iraq War is now officially over and our troops will be home for the holidays. Did we “win”? We did get … Continue reading

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Wasting Lives and Making Enemies

Mosul So yesterday it was reported that “insurgents” in Iraq had seized control of Mosul – Iraq’s second largest city. They had already occupied Ramadi and Fallujah, two places where Americans died ousting the “insurgents” in the first place. The … Continue reading

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