America’s leading Sunni ally is proving how easily hubris, delusion, and old-fashioned ineptitude can trump even bottomless wealth.
Walker Texas Ranger has a history lesson for you: The murder sprees in Paris may go down in history like the Nazis’ invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, as the spark that lit the fuse for a wider European involvement in World War II. The impact of ISIS in Syria and Iraq is comparable to Hitler’s annexation of Czechoslovakia and Austria, which caused great concern and condemnation but not greater European revolt."
The Islamic State’s horrific attacks in Paris provide a stark reminder that Western powers cannot contain – let alone insulate themselves from – the unintended consequences of their interventions in the Middle East. The unraveling of Syria, Iraq, and Libya, together with the civil war that is tearing Yemen apart, have created vast killing fields, generated waves of refugees, and spawned Islamist militants who will remain a threat to international security for years to come. And the West has had more than a little to do with it.
Why do they still refuse to believe in the concept of blowback? Is it because the explanation that, “they hate us because we are free,” makes it easier to escalate abroad and crack down at home? It may not be popular to say this as emotions run high and calls ring out for more bombing in the Middle East, but there is another way to address the problem. There is an alternative to using more military intervention to address a problem that was caused by military intervention in the first place.
"The worldwide collection of phone calls, emails, text messages and our total loss of privacy is all about taxes – NOT terrorism. With all this power, and the demand that encryption be outlawed, none of this surveillance has stopped one terrorist act... Let’s knock off the bullshit and stop the Stasi tactic of building files on everyone. Focus on just the targets to protect society sand we just might stop something like this if we tried."
The massacre that occurred in Paris on Friday night has made the US more resolute than ever about cracking down on terror. Need proof? Just ask John Kerry, who has developed a "draft plan" for Syria that will have everything all better in the short span of two years.
Trump, for all his contradictions, gives voice to the “isolationist” populism that Rubio and his neocon confederates despise, and which is implanted so deeply in the American consciousness. Why us? Why are we paying everybody’s bills? Why are we fighting everybody else’s wars? It’s a bad deal! This is why the neocons hate Trump’s guts even more than they hate Paul.
In the latest attempt by Washington to prove that the US isn't entirely useless in the fight against terrorism, The Pentagon cliams an MQ-9 reaper drone strike likely killed "Jihadi John," the Kuwaiti-born Brit who became the early face of ISIS after appearing in a series of beheading videos depicting the death of Westerners.
A major Russian TV channel just aired a report about Putin meeting with his top military commanders, and pointed out what the Kremlin said was a mistakenly leaked secret document, which showed drawings of a "new nuclear submarine weapons system." This so-called “leak” of “secret documents” is, of course, no leak at all. This is a completely deliberate action.
Oil storage problems are so severe that traders asking ships to go slow, and that is where we see something very strange occurring off the coast near Galveston, TX.
“Soon, very soon,“the blood will spill like an ocean.”
"We will uproot the state of the Jews. You and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing. You will be overrun by our creeping multitudes,”
Russia Floats "Trial Balloon" For "Elections" In Syria - Saudi Arabia, Rebels Shoot Down Trial BalloonSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 11/11/2015 13:35 -0500
"So it is the question of he can stay: it's a red line for all the Gulf Cooperation Council. Absolutely a red line. This is something that won't be a negotiable issue."
"The Russians and the Iranians agree with each other on the topic of commitment to Assad - this commitment is final.”
"An unmanned military underwater vehicle rigged with explosives was spotted on the seabed in the vicinity of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltics on Friday, Swedish media report."