Would You Support the Bombing of Agrabah?

Public Policy Polling asked primary voters all over the country an important foreign policy question leading up to the 2016 elections: Do you support or oppose the bombing of Agrabah? Apparently 30% of Republicans said they would support the bombing of Agrabah, while 19% of Democrats said they were also in favor. Most respondents were unsure, probably because they had no flipping clue where or what Agrabah was. But if we had asked those same people about bombing Al-Raqqa, Syria? They probably Read more […]

Obama’s Anti-Terror Strategy is to Keep Losing Like We Have Been

Obama’s commitment to continue the current American anti-terror strategy has managed to upset both sides of the argument. At this point, Obama doesn’t have much to lose. He has a dwindling number of final days in the Oval Office, and he has made it clear that he intends to pursue his own brand of policy initiatives to the bitter end. In case you missed Obama’s speech on December 6 (and believe me, you didn’t miss much new information), Obama doubled down on the current American anti-terror Read more […]

UAE Hires Hundreds of Colombian Mercenaries to Fight in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates has sent in hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to try and turn the tide in the Yemen civil war. This is the first time that the mercenaries have seen combat on behalf of the UAE, a country which has quietly focused on building up a foreign army over the last five years, The New York Times reports. It’s unclear exactly what mission the Colombians will execute in Yemen, where Houthi rebels overthrew the existing regime in January. Iran is fighting a proxy war in Yemen Read more […]

Pelosi: Obama’s Right, ISIS is Contained

Would it surprise you to find out that the U.S. government actually wanted organizations like ISIS to thrive in Syria for the express purpose of isolating the Assad regime and overthrowing them? To most people, I imagine it would come as a surprise, since all the talk that we’re hearing now from Washington is that we’ve got to fight ISIS and prevent them from carrying out attacks on American soil. We’ve got to do whatever is necessary to contain them. According to official documents obtained Read more […]

On ISIS and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Peace Takes Courage, So We Will Have War

A day after ISIS operatives killed over a hundred people in Paris, the French military dropped some bombs on Raqqa, Syria—the de facto capital of the Islamic State. The attack was mostly symbolic, as probably no ISIS agents were killed. But it signaled how the West would be dealing with ISIS. Unfortunately, it also signaled how the West would deal with the Middle East at large. Twenty-seven of 50 US state governors have signed executive orders refusing the relocation of Syrian refugees into Read more […]

My Gods Don’t Bleed: A Story of The Media & Hillary Clinton

Albert Einstein said “I want to know Gods thoughts; the rest are just details.” I’m fairly certain this is how the media feels about their Democratic deities. The media, as the extended branch of the Democratic Party, has become so enamored with their deities that they’ve forgotten who they are as watchdogs, and what they’re supposed to do. To this point, after the debacle that was the CNBC debate, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio appeared on “CBS This Morning” with host Charlie Rose. Read more […]

The Resurgence of Bacha Bazi: How Our War in Afghanistan Put Homosexual Pedophiles Back in Power

The practice of “bacha bazi” goes back many hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years in the Middle East and Asia. Many powerful warlords and rich merchants have long held to a surprising sexual perspective: “Women are for children. Boys are for pleasure.” It might be hard for us to wrap our heads around this, but our Afghan “allies” against the extremist Taliban regularly and commonly practice bacha bazi, which literally translates “boy play.” They dress little boys up as women, force Read more […]

Nobel Prize Committee Regrets Giving 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to Obama

Well, that didn’t take long. In an interview with the Associated Press, Geil Lundestad, the former director of the Nobel Institute that awarded Obama the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, says that he regrets giving Obama the prize: Looking back over Mr. Obama’s presidency, Mr. Lundestad said, granting him the award did not fulfill the committee’s expectations. “[We] thought it would strengthen Obama and it didn’t have this effect,” he told the Associated Press in an interview. The award Read more […]

The Vatican’s Nuclear Disarmament Speech is Naive and Dangerous

In an address given to the President of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Archbishop Paul Gallagher delivered a naive series of statements praising the notion of nuclear disarmament, as well as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear agreement. While I fully understand that a man of faith must be inclined to believe good outweighs evil, and that the wanton destruction of human beings using nuclear weapons is a vile thing, he cannot be so Read more […]

The War Stories We Need to Hear vs. The War Stories We are Told

I have a few relatives and friends who fought for the US military overseas. A very few of that few have been willing to talk about their experiences as soldiers in other countries. But most of them have been reluctant or unwilling to tell war stories. My brother-in-law told me recently that he used to ask his now deceased grandfather to tell his war stories about being stationed in the Philippines during War World II. His grandfather always refused. That grandfather’s son fought in the Korean Read more […]

Adam Johnson Tries to Argue GOP ‘Chicken Hawks’ Are Cowards, Then Forgets How to Argue

Adam Johnson wrote a pice for Alternet, which was reprinted on Salon.com, in which he trashes the top five Republican “Chicken Hawks.” For the uninitiated, a chicken hawk is someone who has himself never served in the military, but is “eager to send American men and women overseas.” First mistake. Johnson uses a word that encourages the reader to believe that these men are excited to send people to war, that they are just itching to send men and women to die. Eager. False. Johnson then proceeds Read more […]

Rand Paul Says GOP Hawks Have Helped ISIS Grow Stronger

With words closely echoing his father’s foreign policy concerns, Rand Paul has said that the GOP penchant for making war has actually created the current ISIS crisis: In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Paul was asked about the criticism he’s received from GOP hawks like South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Arizona Sen. John McCain, who have argued that America’s failure to arm moderate rebel groups in the Syrian civil war created space for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Read more […]