Luckily ISIS has never thought to employ psychotic contractors in a bid to mess with America. ‘Cause that apparently works.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday September 29, 2014 5:15 pm|
|By: Peter Van Buren Thursday September 25, 2014 2:02 pm|
Sales figures prove what many already feared: worldwide acceptance of the United States’ new album, “We Will Bomb You, Because” has fallen through the floor.
“Dude, I grew up on the classic U.S. sound, you remember, democracy, equality, promotion of freedom. My favorite was ‘The Peace Corps,’ but ‘We Won’t Invade You This Month’ got me through some rough times in college. But this new stuff, meh,” said one long-time fan, sweeping aside his gray ponytail.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday September 15, 2014 12:12 pm|
A critical part of America’s plan to resolve all issues left unresolved after nine years of war and occupation is to divide the indigenous Sunnis from the “foreign” Sunnis, i.e., ISIS, and “unite” Iraq.
As counter-insurgency theory teaches, bad guys can only thrive when they have local support, what Mao called the “water we swim in.”
There is a familiar ring to the plan.
|By: DSWright Monday September 15, 2014 6:46 am|
One of the American journalists killed by ISIS, Steven Sotloff, was reportedly sold to ISIS by the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels backed by President Barack Obama. Sotloff’s brutal death at the hands of ISIS was used as justification for expanding military action against ISIS by Obama in his prime time address
|By: DSWright Friday September 12, 2014 6:44 am|
Though President Obama made a number of absurd and unsupported claims in his address on ISIS, the one that already launched a thousands tweets is his assertion that he had the authority to bomb Syria without seeking congressional approval. In Obama’s distorted view of the constitution he can launch a military campaign against any country in the world with the justification that Al Qaeda – or some group he tries to tie to Al Qaeda like ISIS – operates within it. It is such an expansive view of the imperial presidency that not even George W. Bush and supporters were willing to claim it (at least publicly).
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday September 11, 2014 6:51 am|
The neoconservative foreign policy doctrine advanced by officials in President George W. Bush’s administration was defined by the ideological belief that America has a “unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity and our principles.” In other words, America is the one indispensable nation in the world. That ideological belief inspired the Bush administration to manufacture a case for war in Iraq that was based on lies. And now, more than eleven years later, that same ideological belief is driving President Barack Obama’s administration.
In Obama’s speech announcing his strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), he invoked the September 11th attacks and the economic recession.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 9, 2014 6:45 am|
After a continual barrage of media hype surrounding a group of Islamist fighters in Iraq and Syria the American people are scared that the homeland is in jeopardy. According to a CNN/ORC Poll, 45% of Americans see that ISIS is a “very serious threat to the US.” That number parallels what Americans thought of Al Qaeda in 2003. 90% of Americans, according to the poll, believe ISIS is some level of threat to the US. Despite ISIS being a regional group trying to establish an caliphate in the Middle East and zero evidence to back up the claim, 70% of Americans also think ISIS has agents in the US ready to strike.
|By: Peter Van Buren Thursday August 14, 2014 9:05 am|
Is ISIS a Direct Threat to the U.S.? Doubtful.
|By: DSWright Monday August 11, 2014 12:09 pm|
In an interview with Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, Obama not only declined to defend his policy of giving weapons to the Syrian rebels but offered a withering critique of his policy and the reasoning behind it.
|By: DSWright Monday June 30, 2014 6:45 am|
The Islamic State of Syria and Levant (ISIS) has renamed itself the “Islamic State” and claims to have established a caliphate in parts of what are still recognized as Syria and Iraq under international law. The Islamic State says they expect all Muslims to recognize and respect their authority. The consequence for not accepting said authority is death.