Fighting ISIL:The “suitable target” myth.

Some time ago I saw a piece about the UK entering into the air campaign against ISIL. With the decision made,and grudgingly so by some, the old “suitable target” myth balloon was sent aloft. This myth has hampered the Americans and indeed offers fits for the French and now the British. This myth is a…

The International Hypocrisy Towards US Border Security…

Almost entirely fueled by the Trump-a-Mania garbage there is much talk about US international standing. I find this hilarious and hypocritical given the international communities own border issues. The United States is correct in pursuing  controls over all the who’s ,why’s and when’s within the scope of immigration,travel and asylum. Our Constitution actually mandates our…

The Islamic State state of mind…

ISIL has always been significantly different from all previous jihadist organizations in one all important way. It always asserted the establishment of the Caliphate as its mission right up to declaring itself to be the Caliphate. It is this distinction that has always been misconstrued and handled improperly,especially by the West. ISIL was indeed the…

History is still talking,are we still listening?

This is one of those just type the thought out kind of post. I am a huge proponent of the importance of history and there are so many events unfolding that begs the titles question. Europe and Russia are running along lines that are replete with historical references. Yemen is offering history lessons from multiple…

Spheres Alive!

If I were to say only one thing about the recent agreement upon a framework of a policy in the P5+1 drama it would be Spheres Alive ! Anglosphere The United States and the United Kingdom are parties to the talks and have a vested interest in the outcomes both for international and domestic reasons. The…

One of many maps Americans need to reacquaint themselves with…

Since the USA is either dragging its feet along or is being aggressively and unwillingly dragged into it the war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran I thought my fellow Americans might want to see where their kid might very well end up dying. Bahrain is home to the US Fifth Fleet. It has…

What You Mean we going to War?

No we’re going to war in Yemen Well maybe not us (USA) but a bunch of other folks sure the hell are and what that means for us is something we should look deeper into. As brought up in a previous post and very much added to in the comments section of that post Yemen…

#letter4u is a farce…

So waiting for a table at a restaurant last night I found myself scrolling through Twitter. I found via the BBC a retweet fest rooted in Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khomeini Letter 4U campaign that looks to demonize the West and call upon the youth of the West to get into touch with Islam and the…

To Take or not to Take…Mosul, Iraq

The simple question we have before us is whether ISIL/Daesh is a problem that needs to be solved. I think it is. I also think Iraq is where we should strike first,not Syria.

Exhumation of a backbone…

  Turkeys armed forces are considerable in size and capabilities;however, there is a number of indications that the Turks are afraid of at least one inferior entity…ISIL. The recent operation by the Turkish Army into Syria to relieve the guard at the tomb of Suleyman Shah would have been far more impressive in my mind had…

That’s it! This guy needs to start paying me or something…

Obama has and will continue to miss the mark regards the task at hand just as to a degree W. Bush did. The GWOT has been a misnomer or at least poorly characterized action. All along we have obviously entered into open war with radical Islam and for most of the belligerents the adjective is…