Thursday, September 29, 2016

Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria shows more ‘little jihadists’ | The Long War Journal

Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria shows more ‘little jihadists’ | The Long War Journal

US State Department: "More Russian lives will be lost, more Russian aircraft will be shot down"

The State Department's in the hands of real amateurs making statements like this below. This plays badly in Russia and many other places in the Middle East where the Admin's clumsy support for Syria's FSA can only be viewed as US support for AQ.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

US launches ‘self-defense strike’ against Shabaab in southern Somalia | The Long War Journal

US launches ‘self-defense strike’ against Shabaab in southern Somalia | The Long War Journal



The Obama administration and US military leaders continue to attempt to hide direct combat operations behind the mission of advising and assisting the “counterterrorism operations” of foreign governments and militaries. United States African Command, or AFRICOM, announced today that it launched what it described as “a self-defense strike” against Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia and East Africa, to protect US advisors who were accompanying a Somali counterterrorism force.



More stuff Lester Hold should have asked about at the debates.

The Question on War Authorization votes Lester Hold should have asked

Any Guth's Facebook page lights up with back and forth over Hannity and Lester Holt and who supported War when and said so on TV, while our Troops prepare for the Liberation of Mosul under a very old Authorization for Use of Force which President Obama believes constitutionally quite enough for War on the Islamic State.


Instead of Checking the Facts I wish the handsomely paid Lester Holt had directed the debate towards the grave questions Americans face.  MSM so busy saving Hillary Clinton they're not covering the young Americans engaged in a pretty savage war today.


This will not end well.  A new President will face some awful stuff and MSM lacks the temperament to put it before us. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

RCP flips Duckworth v Kirk to toss up

Real Clear Politics just flipped the Illinois Senate race between Duckworth and Kirk from leans Dem to a toss up.  Maybe Kirk's best bet will be Duckworth hammering away at him as connected to Trump.  

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Blog: Hillary falls into Trump’s birther trap

Blog: Hillary falls into Trump’s birther trap

Islamic State claims its ‘soldier’ was responsible for stabbings in Minnesota | The Long War Journal

Islamic State claims its ‘soldier’ was responsible for stabbings in Minnesota | The Long War Journal

Israel prepares home front for next war with Hezbollah | The Long War Journal

Israel prepares home front for next war with Hezbollah | The Long War Journal

Guardian - Syria: Coalition of US-led troops prepare to advance into Dabiq

The tweet below probably a reference to this from The Guardian,
The operation got off to a troubled start, however, with US units withdrawing to Turkey to avoid a confrontation with an Islamist opposition unit angered by their presence. The US troops had previously allied with Kurdish forces with whom the Islamists had clashed elsewhere. 
“They were the Ahrar al-Shariya group, who originally came from Deir ez-Zor,” said one opposition figure. “They didn’t quite chase them out, but the Americans thought it better that they leave.” The US troops were last night regrouping on the Turkish side of the border. 
The tension underscored the complexity of the battle for northern Syria, which is increasingly fought by vested interests who struggle to find common ground, even in pursuit of a common foe in Isis.
It's not being portrayed as an "advance" in the ME press either I suspect while very view Americans even know we have our Troops committed.