ISIS in Iraq: The ‘pause’ IS the assault on Baghdad

Beyond Benghazi.

 

ISIS executes Iraqis during the seizure of Tikrit, just north of Samarra and Balad Air Base. (Image: AP)
ISIS executes Iraqis during the seizure of Tikrit, just north of Samarra and Balad Air Base. (Image: AP)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Defense cuts and the fragile, undefended bubble we now live in

Peace in our time.

What is there to say that most readers even need to hear?  As he did so often, Reagan summed it up nicely in a brief, well-known phrase:

Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.

An especially important point here is that the converse is true.  The conditions for major war develop much more easily when the U.S. is too weak. They are developing as we speak. Continue reading “Defense cuts and the fragile, undefended bubble we now live in”

Antidotes to the Obama reading of the Gettysburg Address

This nation, under God.

 

USS Gettysburg (CG-64), displaying the Gettysburg Flag (upper right)
USS Gettysburg (CG-64), displaying the Gettysburg Flag (upper right)

The indefatigable LibertyUnyielding Staff highlighted today an egregious omission from President Obama’s video-recorded reading of the Gettysburg Address:  the dropping of the words “under God” from the final sentence.  As Staff points out, Obama has a pattern of Continue reading “Antidotes to the Obama reading of the Gettysburg Address”

Why Obama’s Afghanistan strategy is bad faith with our troops

Paying the price of “Success without victory.”

Allen West made an appeal this past weekend that has gone viral on the Web, on behalf of Army 1LT Clint Lorance, who has been sentenced to 20 years for the “murder” of two Taliban scouts in Kandahar Province in 2012.

West refers – correctly – to the following untenable deficiencies in the conditions under which our troops have to operate in Afghanistan:

According to our ridiculous Rules of Engagement, soldiers in a combat zone are told to hold their fire unless there is evidence of hostile action or direct hostile intent. …   Continue reading “Why Obama’s Afghanistan strategy is bad faith with our troops”