Van Buren: invasion of Iraq—worst U.S. foreign policy decision

Peter Van Buren’s article in The Nation was written two years ago, on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It recently popped up on Scoop.it.  With things going as they are in Iraq now, I thought it would be good to highlight his message, which corresponds with my own. Some who read my posts say I’m… Read More »

The new Iraqi Army can’t fight ISIS.

New Iraq Army recruits at KMTB, Kirkush Military Training Base, near the Iran border in eastern Iraq.  This is all that was available after Paul Bremer disbanded the Iraqi Army that had been around for decades.  This is what is now running away from ISIS.

  This photo of Iraqi Army recruits was taken at Kirkush Military Training Base (KMTB) near the border with Iran. After Paul Bremer disbanded the Iraqi Army, which had existed for decades, all that was left were Iraqi men like the ones pictured here. They are the same Iraqi soldiers who today can’t fight ISIS. They took the place of… Read More »

Isis slaughters more than 300 Yazidi captives in northern Iraq

Proving to the world they are led by Satan himself, ISIS murdered 300 Yazidi Christians last week in the town of Tal Afar in Northern Iraq. More than 300 Yazidi prisoners have been slaughtered by Islamic State militants near Mosul in Iraq.   According to the Yazidi Progress Party, hundreds were murdered by Isis on Friday… Read More »

Islamic State inflaming America through race.

  The Islamic State is now infiltrating and inflaming racial tension in America through the recent racial unrest. The world’s most dangerous terrorist group has used the words of MalcomX, himself a Muslim, to link race in America with Islamic jihad. For example, the following was posted on a jihadist group’s website: On April 28, 2015, Islamic State (ISIS)… Read More »

The Islamic State is on the move—the Iraqi army is on the run.

One of the best news stories describing the situation in Iraq, and the growing strength of the Islamic State, was published today in The Independent. Patrick Cockburn’s article does not mince words, and portrays the Islamic State as growing, while the Iraqi Army and most everyone else are nowhere to be found.  He paints a grim picture…. Read More »