Monday, October 31, 2016

Jihadists and other rebels launch new offensive in Aleppo | The Long War Journal

Jihadists and other rebels launch new offensive in Aleppo | The Long War Journal

Trump Took Lead Before FBI Announcement

Trump Took Lead Before FBI Announcement

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Taliban overruns military base in Uruzgan | The Long War Journal

Taliban overruns military base in Uruzgan | The Long War Journal

Sun Times: Aldermen unleash their anger about Cubs yanking ticket offer

Chicago's Aldermen grousing about not getting deals on Cub tickets.  Leaves me speechless...



Aldermen unleash their anger about Cubs yanking ticket offer: Chicago aldermen vented their anger Wednesday about the Cubs’ decision to withdraw an offer to let aldermen buy World Series tickets at face value.

Defense One: Washington is Quietly Reinforcing Europe’s Northern Flank


We've got an election oddly focused on sex, while Mars seems increasingly interested in us.
The recent stream of senior U.S. defense officials to Nordic countries underlines American concerns about potential friction in northern Europe, and Washington’s efforts to boost defense and deterrence there. Defense Secretary Ash Carter stopped in Norway in early September, while his deputy Bob Work, who has been to the region three times over the last two years, paid an early-October visit to Finland’s capital, Helsinki. Shortly thereafter, Air Force Secretary Deborah James made her own trip across the region. (Go back to last year, and Senate Armed Services Committee chair John McCain was in Norway and Sweden to discuss regional security.)
Read the rest here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

IRGC to expand Basij special forces | The Long War Journal

IRGC to expand Basij special forces | The Long War Journal

Qassem Soleimani spotted in Iraq’s KRG territory | The Long War Journal

Qassem Soleimani spotted in Iraq’s KRG territory | The Long War Journal

POTUS on HRC emails

What's even odder is Podesta and Mills have this exchange on gmail.  If Putin's behind this, imagine the emails he's saving if Clinton wins.

Fwd: POTUS on HRC emails


Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Loser

The Loser: The two major party conventions, the three presidential debates, and various scandals large and small—all these features of the 2016 presidential general election have come and gone. Now the campaign draws to a close. And one outcome seems increasingly likely: Donald J. Trump will lose.
We put it that way because Trump—after his impressive and even unprecedented outsider victory in the Republican primaries—has done more to lose the general election than his opponent, Hillary Clinton, has done to win it. It's also prudent to note that with two weeks left in an unpredictable political year, we could be surprised. But if history is any guide, a candidate who has never been ahead in the general election campaign and now trails by about six points (if not more) in the polls—and who has a 60 percent or so unfavorable rating—will not prevail on November 8. On that evening, Donald Trump will stand before us as a loser.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

USS San Antonio joins Libya operation

USS San Antonio joins Libya operation: The Navy’s USS San Antonio is now serving in the Mediterranean Sea as part of Operation Odyssey Lightening, replacing another warship in a move that will alter the type of air power being brought to the fight in Libya.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Freddoso: Tweet to Bookmark

Ok, done

Taliban threatens 5 provincial capitals in Afghanistan | The Long War Journal

Taliban threatens 5 provincial capitals in Afghanistan | The Long War Journal

The operating procedures of media management, Clinton style, are being revealed, as the torrent of Wikileaks releases continues. Howard Kurtz of Fox News has gone through the recent tranches, and puts together a very interesting portrait of the Rulin...

The operating procedures of media management, Clinton style, are being revealed, as the torrent of Wikileaks releases continues. Howard Kurtz of Fox News has gone through the recent tranches, and puts together a very interesting portrait of the Rulin...

Robbie Mook to Podesta on Illinois Democrats feeling forgotten by Obama

Can't say I blame Illinois Democrats for feeling neglected.  Can't say I'd blame Obama for feeling Illinois Dems nothing but trouble either.


Fwd: Urgent: IL call



City's Oldest Fish Wholesaler To Move Out To Make Way For Retail Project

City's Oldest Fish Wholesaler To Move Out To Make Way For Retail Project: Fish wholesaler Isaacson & Stein Fish Company has been a destination for fresh seafood for 80 years.

Nearly 100,000 Pennsylvania Voters Switch From Democrat To Republican « CBS Pittsburgh

Nearly 100,000 Pennsylvania Voters Switch From Democrat To Republican « CBS Pittsburgh

US strikes three radar sites in Houthi-controlled part of Yemen | The Long War Journal

US strikes three radar sites in Houthi-controlled part of Yemen | The Long War Journal

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Statement on International Forces in Upcoming Campaign to Liberate Mosul

Statement on International Forces in Upcoming Campaign to Liberate Mosul



A statement that raises more questions than it answers.

Wiki leakds Podesta Dump: John Anzalone: You Pay for Socialism or Free Stuff for Everybody


Testing out some slogans against Bernie Sanders.... here's a couple they got right.


Re: Agenda for 5:30 Post NH Messaging Call - TESTING SUGGESTIONS

Jim Andrews and I have been pouring through the oppo and have a couple new possible negatives to suggest we test in the poll, since most of our attacks haven't been working. We also proposed language for a split message test between where we've been (ideas that sound good on paper/can't wait) versus the new no barriers message -- stacked up against Sanders Hope these are helpful.

YOU PAY FOR SOCIALISM Bernie Sanders says he wants to restructure America’s economy to make it work like it does in the socialist countries of Europe, providing things like free health care for everyone, free college for everyone, and free increases in Social Security for everyone. But Sanders does not mention that the middle class picks up the bill in these countries, paying nearly sixty percent of their income in taxes, three times what middle class Americans pay now.

FREE STUFF FOR EVERYBODY Bernie Sanders said –quote– “all necessities of life must be provided free for people,” and over the years he’s proposed a radical restructuring of the entire American economy to make many things free, from the gas for people’s cars to telephones and now free college and health care. To do this, Sanders proposed the complete government takeover of all oil companies, gas companies, electric utility companies, phone companies, health care companies, and all television networks. Combined, Sanders proposals would put the government in control of more than half of the American economy, but Sanders has never told anyone who would pay for all of this or how it would work. 

Syrian tribal force switching to politics wants role in Mosul offensive

Syrian tribal force switching to politics wants role in Mosul offensive

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Remote district in northwestern Afghanistan falls to the Taliban | The Long War Journal

Remote district in northwestern Afghanistan falls to the Taliban | The Long War Journal

Soon the Voters - The New York Sun

Soon the Voters - The New York Sun

Austin Shootings Leave 5 Teens Wounded, Police Say

Austin Shootings Leave 5 Teens Wounded, Police Say: Separate shootings wounded five teens, including a 13-year-old, in Austin late Monday, police said.

Astroturf 'Outrage Machine' of Paid Trolls Floods Social Media to Counteract Negative News About Hillary Clinton | The Stream

Astroturf 'Outrage Machine' of Paid Trolls Floods Social Media to Counteract Negative News About Hillary Clinton | The Stream: One supporter being paid to create multiple anonymous accounts does not constitute genuine support for Hillary Clinton.

Dangerous Trump Youtube

The Trump ad Youtube is discouragine use from viewing. H/T http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/youtube-hides-slaps-warning-new-trump-ad-hillarys-health/

Wazar Jaff: Iraqi special forces convoy going toward #Mosul


Qassem Soleimani: Islamic State was created to fight Iran | The Long War Journal

Qassem Soleimani: Islamic State was created to fight Iran | The Long War Journal