Tag Archives: Syria

Trump, Russia and the Big Boys Regime Change Club

After a brief distraction from the November 8, 2016 elections and President Donald Trump’s brief declaration just over a week ago that removing President Bashar al-Assad would not be the United State’s priority in concluding Syria’s civil war, it appears … Continue reading

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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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THE ALMOST LAUGHABLY IMPOTENT BENGHAZI REPORT

Frequent visitors to mentalunrest would not be surprised by my thoughts on the House Select Committee’s report on the 2012 Benghazi, Libya attacks that left US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. For you newbies, I think the report’s findings are … Continue reading

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US, OUTSMARTED, HOLDS SYRIA TALKS WITH RUSSIA

Remember when I discussed how Russia’s latest military buildup in Syria will prove to be too brilliant for America’s central military planners who claim to be focused on purging Islamic State from the region, but seem to be hell-bent on … Continue reading

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THE US HELPED TO CREATE THE ‘REFUGEE’

Since Americans want to debate about whether or not the country should accept refugees from the current Middle East wars, let’s bring up a topic which is astonishingly missing from these discussions. A topic like how America helped to create … Continue reading

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ISLAMIC STATE AND THE PUNK THEORY

The latest US antics in the face of Islamic State’s (ISIL) growing caliphate could have been a Monty Python sketch. First, we were supposed to be dazzled when the US held a look at how awesome our military is press … Continue reading

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11+ QUESTIONS MICHAEL ERIC DYSON WOULD NEVER ASK OBAMA

With Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s long-winded attack on Dr. Cornel West via New Republic still fresh on my mind, I kept saying to myself this evening that hundreds of Libyan migrants recently drowned at sea because they tried to escape the country they … Continue reading

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BOEHNER IS DUMB. PLUS HE DOESN’T LOVE AMERICA.

As pressure against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed US visit to address a joint session in Congress grows, I can’t help but think how US Speaker John Boehner—the person who extended the invitation to Netanyahu—doesn’t seem to behave with … Continue reading

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AN ADDITIONAL COUNTRY HELPS AL-NUSRA GROW

Not to be outdone by Boko Haram and Islamic State, terrorist group al-Nusra Front has upped its stake in the global caliphate race by claiming a part of Northern Syria, thus making the current Syria war even more complicated, deadly … Continue reading

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KING ABDULLAH’S BLOOD-STAINED LEGACY

While President Obama and other Washington heavies give posthumous praise to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his “moderate” voice of the Middle East, I have a different set of memories… Under King Abdullah’s reign, unarmed protesters were shot … Continue reading

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