Thinkers gonna think even if its silly…

So I saw a piece over at CFR and they were selling the following eleven conflict prevention priorities for 2016. Top U.S. conflict prevention priorities in 2016 include the intensification of the civil war in Syria; a mass casualty attack on the U.S. homeland or a treaty ally; a highly disruptive cyberattack on critical U.S….

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 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…

#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…

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…

Insensitive but smart…

The case of Kayla Jean Mueller, the American aid worker ISIL claims has been killed in a bombing raid by the very much pissed off Jordanian Air Force offers some interesting thoughts in my opinion. I’ve read where many are holding out hope she is actually still alive. I get that those emotionally attached to…

Four Frays For Friday…

I know it’s actually Thursday but I am going to be busy going into the weekend and I am home today. There are four stories that are in the headlines that have caught my attention. Each of them are worthy of single posts themselves but that takes us back to point A…I’m busy. Anyway here…

Dhimmi? Dummy? Thinker! Good Pickles

So this quick post is my two pence worth of opinion on the controversy around the UK governments letter to Islamic leaders over there. The Muslim Council of Britain is questioning the governments position,making in my opinion ludicrous claims against the letters words and intent. The Council should perhaps focus more on folks like Anjem…

Still more news out of the French terrorist attacks…

Depending on what side of the fence you’re on all of the latest popular angles from Paris serve as something to talk about. In no particular order… Frankie the freedom fighter The Pope is an idiot and his mommy dresses him funny. Also many of his priests and bishops etc like to have sex with little…