RANDOM RUSSIA-ISIL-US THOUGHTS

Russia, now on its fourth day of bombing Islamic State and other terrorist fighters in Syria, estimated that its operation will conclude in 3-4 months. This means Russia will have been able to accomplish what the US has been trying to do for over a year — “degrade and destroy” ISIL. Remember that? Russia’s success […]

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RUSSIA’S BOMBING AMERICA’S BASTARDS

Perhaps I should explain the title of this post before discussing Russia’s bombing campaign, currently underway in Syria. After a member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s cabinet called a certain Latin American head of state a “Bastard” for being a particularly nasty dictator, Roosevelt offered a swift response that’s indicative of US proxy policy: “Yes, […]

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WHY AMERICA BEING ANGRY AT RUSSIA FOR PROVIDING MILITARY AID TO SYRIA IS ALMOST FUNNY

If you read my post about America’s role in creating the bloodbath in Syria we see today, you will immediately understand how the US having conniptions over Russia sending military supplies to President Bashar al-Assad’s embattled regime is ridiculous. I’ll even go further and say that Russia is doing more than playing chess on America’s checkerboard — […]

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TERROR, IN THE NAME OF LIBERTY

Remember when I began to drop strong hints almost a year ago about Islamic State’s curiously sudden rise and its violent annexation of land in Iraq and Syria? I felt my hunch back then about ISIL being disposable jihadists was justified: … [I]ntelligence may not have every square inch of the Middle East and Central […]

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ISLAMIC STATE BRINGS HIGH DEFINITION BEHEADINGS TO LIBYA

I just watched the latest Islamic State video where they simultaneously beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians on the Libyan coast, and while horrifying to watch, I am struck by the way these made-for-social media productions  eerily resemble something which director Michael Mann would construct: beautiful, vacation-like scenery wihich is paired with bloody violence. As typical with […]

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THIS (PAST) WEEK IN FREEDOM

While the world may be aware of the millions of marchers in France who expressed support for the Charlie Hebdo employees who were murdered by terrorists for exercising their freedom of the press, I thought a roundup of other recent events—for or against freedom—would be appropriate. 2,000 people, including women and children, were massacred by […]

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AM I CHARLIE HEBDO? IT DEPENDS.

I support the right to Free Speech. Hell, I support the Ku Klux Klan’s right to say stupid stuff just as much as I support my right to call them stupid. Allow me to go one step further—I even support racists posting ridiculous comments on my blog, even though no legal provisions exist for me […]

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TWO STORIES BY BUSH THE SECOND TODAY

Today, you’re going to hear two amazing stories on CBS News programs This Morning and Face the Nation—former US President George W. Bush will say that the Islamic State’s rise is his only regret about invading Iraq, and that he was surprised how now-deceased dictator Saddam Hussein remained in Iraq as a sign of disbelief […]

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