Trump on the Kurds: 'There's a lot of sand they can play with'

Yes, but what were the Kurds wearing when Turkey invaded? That’s what I want to know. x “It's not our problem,” Trump says in Oval Office of Turkey's invasion into Syria. He adds that the Kurds are “not angels.” Also, he says this: “They've got a lot of sand over there…. There's a lot of…

Top envoy in ISIS fight resigns, knows ISIS isn't defeated

I knew Donald Trump was incompetent the moment I saw his face. If you’re going to spray-tan, whhhyyyy are you leaving two big white circles around your eyes so you look like part of a brand-new Deep Space Nine Star Trek race that’s being introduced because they didn’t have the budget this time to design a new…

How John McCain got lost in 'crazy base world'

When Senator John McCain was laid to rest on Sunday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the nation lost one of the giants of American public life. For six decades, McCain served his nation as a naval airman, a military liaison to Capitol Hill, a congressman, a senator and as a two-time…

The Halliburton of the Left

Hey, why not DKOS ??? Take it to the bank! We got contacts at the White House. They want to elect their favorite presidential candidate. Why not cut a deal like Halliburton in the 00's ? Sure thing: we back off a skosh on pushing Bernie Sanders, they give us a multi-billion dollar MMM war…

Tikrit artillery barrages augmented with U.S. air strikes

The southwest section of Tikrit is a burning ruin. After a week of artillery the residences have been leveled and bombs left by the ISIS and allied Sunni fighters have been detonated. The area reportedly looks like Stalingrad during World War II. Estimates from Al Sahra/COB Speicher put the shell count between 8,000 and 12,000…

Alrighty, then. What is happening at Tikrit ??? ::UPDATE

Back in September we had a telephone conversation with two men in Tikrit related to observance of Eid al-Adha. This holiday involves obtaining a meat animal, sacrifice/butchering, and distribution of meat to family and to the poor. During the American occupation these actions involved personal risk, often as not. With ISIS in the game, what…

“Islamic terrorism” oxymoron runs up 819,000 usages on Da Google

There's more involved here than words. “Islamist terrorism” is what you want to say when you talk about ISIS and al-Qaeda. They are properly “Islamist” because “Islamism” and “Salafism” are the names in English for the offshoots from worldwide Islam that spawned their movements. You can tell right off that the Islamists have departed Islam….