The return of the spend-and-not-tax Republicans

Like a recurring biblical plague, they descend across the country. Despite the repeated warnings from both experts and lay persons of good faith and common sense, the media and tens of millions of people are nevertheless still shocked by their arrival. As predicted, they devastate everything in their path, leaving a swath of destruction in…

Central Command (CENTCOM) before they knew Ramadi had fallen to ISIS

Ramadi fell to ISIS in a battle that ran from early May 14th through into the 15th. Americans from the Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter down to talk radio meth heads blamed the Iraqi soldiers: “I hope they develop the will to fight.” Then it came out that US Air Force surveillance had identified the…

Is ISIS Disintegrating ???

Word out of Iraq from yesterday is quite different the what I see in the morning war coverage out of MSM/corporate media. — Over in Iraq the coalition has set up two large-scale victories in the north. — Same time, everyone over there observes a sea change to Sunni tribal loyalties in Anbar Province. The…

The 2015 Ramadi Government Center attack. What is going on over there?

In Ramadi, Iraq, last week a force of some 200 ISIS fighters carried out a successful suicide-based attack on the Government Center building. A chain of cars drove in and blasted check points and strong-point bunkers. The main ISIS force engaged defenders in a 30 minute battle that ended with the defenders retreating without destroying…