Category Archives: Iraq

Shouldn’t Wars Be Won, Not Just Fought?

After WWII, the U.S. has fought one war after another and so far as we can see, has nothing whatever to show for it excepting South Korea. That is a visible, positive accomplishment. After that: nothing or a situation worse … Continue reading

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Moslems Have A Policy For Western Civilization And For Jews …

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) now controls chunks of Iraq and Syria and is going after the Kurds. Hamas is going after Israel. Both are weak military, relying on terror to attain their goals. ISIL wants … Continue reading

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Iraq Over High Heat, Approaches A Rolling Boil …

Iraq has never been a country on its own and has only acted as one since WWI when it was patched together by the British to deprive Turkey of oil fields. Saddam Hussein and his minority Sunni Moslems fell; the … Continue reading

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Hanging The President (For Things That Aren’t His Fault)

Every so often, the U.S. arms industry confronts a decline in government arms spending and it never does so gladly. That is now again the case, in the face of both unsustainable deficits and American political discontent with the results … Continue reading

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Iraq, With A Little More Perspective …

  Iraqis full of things that the ‘news’ media have not bothered to report in their descriptions of its developing chaos. For one thing, it’s not so chaotic as it sounds; the fighting and jihadist atrocities are mostly in the … Continue reading

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Interesting Times Bulletin (For This Week)

The GOP-controlled House today passed the budget bill, a ‘bipartisan’ agreement that spending will accelerate regardless of the absence of money. The next Republican pol who deplores deficit spending should be prosecuted and hung for fraud; neither Charles Ponzi nor … Continue reading

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War’s Illusions, Delusions…and Reality

Perpetual war, invisible to most, was a constant background to George Orwell’s “1984”, the prescient if misdated prophecy of the future of America. No sooner than the Iraqi and Afghan wars have wound down, our President is guns ablaze to … Continue reading

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