Category: National Security

BLACKFIVE: Iraq and its allies

Iraq and its allies Iraq had suffered some major setbacks in its ongoing fight with the Islamist extremists ISIS, but they have also gained some stronger alliances. No, not with the United States which is still leading from so far behind as to be irrelevant, but with Iran, Syria and now Russia. The Iranians sent …

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Jordanian air force bombs Al Qaeda-Iraq incursion. ISIS also stands at Saudi border. Kerry’s snags in Iraq

Via the DEBKAFile. Be afraid…if they are successful invading Saudi Ariabia they control both Iraqi and Arabian Oil.  This would cause a severe global economic disruption. George The Jordanian air force hit ISIS contingents, Monday night, June 23, as they drove into into the kingdom through the Turaibil border crossing which they seized Saturday, debkafile’s …

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Obama’s Foreign Policy Speech Was Appeasement BS

What a joke!  Except that its not funny. Obama will not act unless someone else is there with us.  Now…if that someone asks for our help, and it is not in our interest to do so, will we act?  I suspect that Obama will.  What he did in Libya is a case in point. Obama …

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The US is utilizing the CIA’s muscle to quietly re-engage militarily in Syria and Libya

If this is true (sometimes DEBKA is pretty inaccurate) its a 180 degree turnaround in Obama’s foreign policy.  I suspect that it is also too little too late and had been done to influence the mid term elections. Via DEBKA Weekly The US is utilizing the CIA’s muscle to quietly re-engage militarily in Syria and …

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Boots on the Ground: US Forces Are in Nigeria to Aid Search for Kidnapped Girls

Now, boots on the ground.  Do we really have a critical national interest in Nigeria?  Do we have an interest in defeating Boko Haram?  If the answer to either is “Yes” this is not sufficient to do anything.  If the answer is “No” why are they there?  This is typical Obama dithering. We should really …

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What is Our National Interest in Nigeria?

Defeating militant Islam?  This may be in our long-term interest, but not short-term.  If this is our goal we had better have a much more robust and coherent strategy than we have thus far demonstrated. Nigerian oil?  Do we need to protect their oil fields?  If so, we aren’t doing it.  They are our competitors. Humanitarian? …

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RAF Jet Chases Russian Planes Away From UK

Two Russian bombers which flew close to UK airspace have been chased away by an RAF jet fighter. The aircraft, believed to be Tupolev 95s, were spotted off the coast of northeast Scotland. They were turned away from Britain when an RAF Typhoon was scrambled from Leuchars airbase, near Dundee. Crews stationed there are on …

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