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Doesn’t Fit the “Bush Lied” Narrative

United Nations workers prepared for the destruction of Iraqi nerve-agent weapons by sealing leaks in the rockets. Credit British Ministry of Defense

About those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction…. yeah about that… from The New York Times:

The Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets […]

Afraid of Girls

Shakir Wahiyib is an enforcer for the Islamic State. (UK Telegraph)

ISIS may be afraid to fight wimmins. Send in the Amazons!

Violent jihadis know their reward will come in heaven, in the shape of 72 virgins – but not apparently if they are killed by women.

The increasing number of female soldiers […]

Today’s Winner of the Internet

Obama Finally Unveils His Strategy: @jkellone @TheRetiredDoc @jjauthor @hankishtwit @GeneLingerfelt @StarCoreOne02 pic.twitter.com/xVbzjj6tbU””

— Dr. Marty Fox (@DrMartyFox) September 3, 2014

Behead the Beheaders

Shakir Wahiyib is an enforcer for the Islamic State. (UK Telegraph)

General John Allen (Ret.) has a great piece at Defense One.com on what we should do with the Islamic State:

IS must be destroyed and we must move quickly to pressure its entire “nervous system,” break it up, and destroy its pieces. As […]

Lifting the Rock

I’ve spent the last 13 years trying to convince lunatics that 9/11 was not an inside job. It wasn’t — of course. But crap like this story from The Miami Herald only gives wind to the sails of such lunacy. Covering up for Saudi Royal family was and is a travesty. Bush and Cheney should […]

Weapons of Magical Deception

ISIS militants have seized one of Saddam Hussein’s former chemical weapons plants. Wait, what?!? How can jihadists take something that never existed?

Islamist insurgents continued to bear down on Iraqi forces Friday, seizing a former chemical weapons facility once part of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein’s arsenal and battling for control of the country’s largest oil […]

Detain Eh?

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (inset) and fighters of the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq Photo: REUTERS

Who is al-Baghdadi? He’s a former U.S. detainee that the Obama Administration released back in 2009. No doubt he has been rehabilitated. The Daily Telegraph has the story:

The FBI “most wanted” mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, […]

Myth Appropriation

The Suicide of Ajax, detail from ancient Greek vase.

As the holder of an English degree, where I loaded up on folklore, myth, and ancient literature I wholeheartedly buy into the therapeutic idea behind this program… for some.

This isn’t a tragic news story about a veteran coming back from Afghanistan with a case […]

17 FEB 2007 Apaches rescue the Cavalry

Tigris River, 17 February, 2007 “You guys really are angels on our shoulder!”

This weather sucks. I am walking to the TOC from the trailer, trying to avoid mud puddles and occasionally looking over toward the tall antenna on the west side of the camp next to Route Tampa to see if it is visible. […]

Party Like It’s 1999….BC

Afghanistan may be returning to its recent Taliban past by publicly stoning adulterers.

Afghan government officials have proposed reintroducing public stoning as a punishment for adultery, Human Rights Watch said, even though the practice has been denounced both inside and outside the country as one of the most repugnant symbols of the Taliban regime. […]