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Sunday Smack: What Should Trump Do About Syria?

This week’s Sunday Smack asks: What should Donald Trump do about Syria’s civil war? Arm the rebels? Hasn’t worked so far. Invade Syria? Work with Russia to rid Syria of jihadist groups? Stop providing weapons and non-lethal aid to the … Continue reading

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Sunday Smack: Who Cares if Russia Hacked the Truth?

​ The US Office of National Intelligence ’s report of Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections [pdf] published three sentences that will serve as this week’s Sunday Smack. The first sentence offers no surprise: We assess with high confidence … Continue reading

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Despite “Intelligence Report,” Still No Proof of Russia Hacking US Elections

Since the debate about Russia hacking and influencing the US Presidential elections to favor Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton has reached deeper levels of crazy with the US intelligence community’s release of a damning report, allow me to share a crazy … Continue reading

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The Error of Trump’s Weapons-Chasing Ways

Wassup with President-elect Donald Trump’s fixation with the 80s and ramping up military spending? Even if you cast aside the confusing media cycle of Trump tweeting about how the US needs new nukes (as an aside, President Obama proposed spending $1 trillion … Continue reading

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PUTIN SHOWS OBAMA WHAT ‘DEGRADE AND DESTROY’ ISLAMIC STATE LOOKS LIKE

Did Russia just pull a fast one on the US by withdrawing military forces from Syria? Well, before we get to that — do you remember when President Obama shared his plan to “Degrade and destroy” Islamic State (or ISIL … Continue reading

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RUSSIA SMOKES HUGE ISIL OIL CONVOY — NO GAMES ATTACHED

What did the Russian fighter jets say to the massive Islamic State (ISIL) convoy of trucks transporting illegal oil from Syria to Turkey? KABOOM. Russia’s Ministry of Defense shared a video of the bombing raid it brought to what’s presumed … Continue reading

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OBAMA’S ‘DEGRADE AND DESTROY’ ISIL JOKE

  About a year and two months ago, President Barack Obama changed his mind about how to address the growing Islamic State (ISIL) threat in the Middle East. His initial approach to ISIL — according to him was a strategy … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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CHINA’S NAVY JOINS RUSSIA TO END SYRIA BLOODSHED

  I guess Russia — and now China — are fed-up with the roles America, Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council have been playing to overthrow the Syrian government through supporting terrorists disguised as rebels. In addition to Russia’s military … Continue reading

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EU GIVES RUSSIA THE UKRAINE HEAD FAKE – AND OTHER NEWS

Russia President Vladimir Putin must be having a Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot moment after the latest Ukraine events. Putin negotiated with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s François Holland in Minsk for hours to hammer out a ceasefire agreement between … Continue reading

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