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UK General: “Bombing ISIS is Futile.”

On The Sunday Times, we read: A Former head of the UK military warned this weekend that Isis, also known as Islamic State, will never be defeated by air attacks alone… General Lord Richards, who stepped down as chief of the defence staff last year, said a conventional military campaign on the scale of the […]

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Obama’s War on ISIS Summarized.

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Ron Paul: “What Have We Ever Accomplished In Iraq?”

Written by Ron Paul, as posted at the Ron Paul Institute: We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before […]

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Tales from the Neoconservative Crypt: Lying to Themselves.

I recently posted an article on what I call out as the schizophrenia that lives in the mainstream conservative movement: the plea for a small government domestically, but thumping for a huge and monstrous government internationally. My case in point was the Iraq War, which is still widely beloved and vigorously defended by Bushian Neoconservatives […]

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Stockman: “Hell No, Taxpayers Shouldn’t Go To Syria!”

From David Stockman, as posted to David Stockman’s Contra Corner: Barrack Obama has rekindled 1968. Back then the folly of Vietnam had become so self-evident and omnipresent that the most power-obsessed President in US history was driven from office and his bloody escalation of the war on Vietnam was stopped in its tracks by the overwhelming […]

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“New Era of Jihad” – ISIS Declares Islamic State.

The armed militant group ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), which has conquered large areas of Iraq and war-torn Syria, has formally declared the establishment of “The Islamic State”. The announcement was made by Sheikh Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, who has had himself declared Caliphate, Amir Al-Mu’minin, which means “Leader of Believers”. As […]

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Ron Paul: “Haven’t We Done Enough Damage in Iraq?”

Written by Ron Paul, from the Baxter Bulletin: In 2006, I invited the late General Bill Odom to address my Thursday Congressional luncheon group. Gen. Odom, a former NSA director, called the Iraq war “the greatest strategic disaster in American history,” and told the surprised audience that he could not understand why Congress had not […]

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Let the Good Times Roll: Obama Considers Troops in Iraq.

President Obama, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has reportedly told Congressional leaders he may order approximately 100 US Special Forces members into Iraq, ostensibly to train and aid the conventional Iraqi military force. Presently, the civil war in Iraq pits the Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), comprised of mostly […]

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To the Bitter End: Civil War Tearing Iraq Apart.

The seminal failure and hellhole known as Iraq has once again degenerated into utter chaos as militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have overrun vast portions of the country, leaving a violent trail of destruction and strict Sharia law in their wake. Most of eastern Iraq has fallen to […]

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Ron Paul: “Endless Wars Are Driving Soldiers Crazy.”

From the Ron Paul Institute: Last week we saw yet another tragedy at Ft. Hood, Texas, as a distraught Iraq war veteran killed three of his fellow soldiers before killing himself. It is nearly five years after the last Ft. Hood shooting, where 13 people were killed. These tragedies are heartbreaking and we certainly feel […]

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