How thoroughly and completed unexpected

By: Monday November 24, 2014 1:30 am

I mean all us anti-interventionist peaceniks predict stuff like this every time, and every time we turn out to be right…because every time nobody listens.

 

MENA Mashup: The I/P, Egypt, ISIL, Iraq, and Turkey

By: Friday November 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Columbia Prof. Rashid Khalidi is dead-on with his assertion that we’re the biggest enablers to Israel’s illegal occupation…!

ISIS Has Enough Weapons for Up to Two Years

By: Thursday November 20, 2014 1:43 pm

A new report prepared for the United Nations Security Council warns ISIS possesses sufficient reserves of small arms, ammunition and vehicles to wage its war in Syria and Iraq for up to two years. And that is assuming they do not capture more weapons, including heavy weapons, from the Iraqi Army, their accidental, primary supplier to date.

The UN report has even more bad news to share: the size and breadth of the ISIS arsenal provides the group with durable mobility, range and even a limited defense against low-flying aircraft (ISIS has already shot down Iraqi helicopters).

Neocons Want To Try Nation-Building In Iraq Again

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:07 am

Max Boot, who will have considerable influence in the new Republican controlled Congress, says that the US must get back into the nation-building business to defeat ISIS.

MENA Mashup: Al Aqsa, Bibi, and ISIS Mints Currency

By: Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45 pm

On Thursday, SoS Kerry sat down with Bibi and Jordan’s King Playstation to try and rein in the madness of the Al Aqsa hostilities…

Jihadis Using Cruise Ships to Reach Middle East (Not Satire)

By: Thursday November 13, 2014 9:16 am

Ho ho, this is just hilarious. But serious.

You know what cruises are, right? A couple of days at sea, a day or two in some cheesy port, mostly time spent eating madly at buffets, sucking down booze, laying in the sun in between turns at the buffet and the bar, that kind of thing. Other than regular occurrences of alcohol poisoning, heart attacks on the massage tables and the occasional passenger overboard, cruises are pretty laid back vacations.

(Cue ominous music) Until. Now.

“The Bomb ‘em all and let Netanyahu Sort them Out Policy”

By: Wednesday November 12, 2014 1:30 am

Golly, this indiscriminate policy of bombing various and sundry people at assorted weddings and funerals is more complicated than it sounds.

Groups In Egypt And Libya Pledge Allegiance To ISIS

By: Tuesday November 11, 2014 7:00 am

Militant Islamist groups in both Libya and Egypt have now pledged loyalty to ISIS and recognized the Islamic State. Despite efforts by governments in Iraq, Syria, neighboring states, and the US it appears ISIS has been able to continue to spread throughout the region.

U.S. Anti-ISIS Recruitment Videos: Why They Don’t Work

By: Monday November 10, 2014 9:25 am

The U.S., via the State Department, is spending considerable effort and money producing anti-ISIS videos and other media, the goal of which is to convince American and other would-be jihadis not to join ISIS. The efforts won’t work, almost can’t work. They fail to understand the way ISIS recruits and as such, can’t counter it.

Late Night: MENA Mashup

By: Friday November 7, 2014 8:00 pm

It’s really an ugly scene in Jerusalem, folks…! Bibi is playing with fire…

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