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  • [3] December 3, 2014 at 1:00am


  • [1] December 2, 2014 at 7:36am

    They’ll take anybody, Tom, and use them ruthlessly.

    I read a report that noted that the ISIS commanders select the more able recruits for bomb-making, training, IT, PR, etc, and look after them well.

    Those that are stupid, or otherwise of little value, are designated as suicide bombers and cannon fodder.

    Make no mistake; these are rabid savages with scant regard for civilisation and humanity. Sooner or later that truth will have to be squarely faced and the unpleasant task of eradicating them undertaken…

  • [1] December 2, 2014 at 5:18am

    It’s very hard to answer those questions, Snow. It would depart from reasoned speculation and enter wishful thinking.

    For myself; I haven’t got a clue.

    How good do you think the rumours about ISIS being in Saudi Arabia are? The Saudis are frightened of ISIS as they pose a very real threat to them.

    The house of Saud is eighteenth century warrior clan that, despite a few setbacks, has cleverly and ruthlessly consolidated their hold on the region. Last century, with the aid of firstly the British, and the the US, it has manoeuvred it’s way to prominence. Subtly though it may be done, they rule solely by force and pre-eminence in the Islamic religion. They are therefore vulnerable – and they know it.

    They don’t want ISIS anywhere near them, so what you’ve heard is very interesting.

  • [1] December 2, 2014 at 5:00am

    He will be killed. That is certain.

    The American military machine might be criticised by various people from time to time, and for various reasons, but it is ponderously lethal.

    If the Joint Chiefs have decided that the world would better served if one weren’t in it, then it would be prudent to get one’s affairs in order. While one’s demise might not be imminent, it’s definitely on the horizon…

  • [6] December 2, 2014 at 3:43am

    Those two will be abandoned without hesitation. If anything, Mr al-Baghdadi will be congratulated and praised for his sacrifice.

    Lebanon is interesting, though, as is crossing into Syria.

    One might hope that this would mark him, but I imagine that he will move quickly. Mad; he might be, but stupid; he is not.

    Also, one wonders when Mr Darcy sleeps…

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  • [28] December 1, 2014 at 1:24am


    I think it’s more likely, though, that the dog was placing itself between the children and the apparent threat.

    I’ve seen dogs do that before.

  • [9] December 1, 2014 at 1:18am

    Lovely poem. Thanks Repub

  • [7] December 1, 2014 at 1:12am

    An edit function!!

    Look at all the nice things that happen when one is away!

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  • [5] December 1, 2014 at 1:11am

    Me too.

    Those things are as ugly as sin, but man, what a punch!

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  • [2] September 29, 2014 at 4:42am

    Actually, Richauthor, it’s not that Mr Obama underestimated ISIS, it’s that his administration actively supported the world’s primary terrorist enemy, al-Qaeda, which brought about the creation of this vicious and savage throwback to the dark ages..

    Mr Obama’s statements are a load of codswallop. Spin, at best. Lies at worst.

    If people like us on the Blaze saw this a ouple of years ago and he supposedly didn’t, then that speaks volumes about his administration.

    The truth is that, in his headlong determination to topple the Assad regime, he supported a hideous terrorist organisation. And now he’s trying to weasel his way out as the truth becomes increasingly obvious.

    The UK has been talking to Mr Assad about crushing ISIS. Finally someone is starting to think clearly.

    The sad thing is that the Obama administration can’t bring themselves to follow suit…

  • September 28, 2014 at 5:48am

    Well, well, well…

    It seems that, at least, the British have finally seen the light…

  • [3] September 28, 2014 at 4:58am

    Hi Barber.

    You ask “But are our troops the answer ?” I don’t think so.

    I find it ironic that Mr Obama is vainly looking for moderate “rebels” to whom he might provide support, when he must know that there are practically none.

    Syria’s Mr Assad, on the other hand, has a large, battle-hardened army which Mr Obama is ignoring with impressive determination.

    All the West has to do is instruct – INSTRUCT – its Middle-Eastern allies to desist from supporting these vicious savages and let Syria get on with the job unhindered.

    It seems such an obvious solution which the West can support in Iraq, but unfortunately that would mean acknowledging Mr Assad as one of the good guys.

    And that’s something that Mr Obama simply will not do…

  • September 28, 2014 at 4:33am

    That was a good post, Tex.

    May I make the polite suggestion that you break it up into paragraghs.

    I’m not trying to be a grammar nazi; it’s just that it will make your points easier to read and absorb.

    My apologies if I’ve irritated you…

  • [1] September 28, 2014 at 4:29am

    You’re right, Monk, President Obama did boast repeatedly about the demise of al-Qaeda.

    He also presented the “Yemen model” as the way to successfully deal with ISIS terrorists.

    How did that work out? Well, prior to this event, al-Qaeda (which, for all practical purposes, is ISIS) enters Yemen at will, bombs buildings, captures and beheads soldiers, and on one occasion, robbed a bank on the way out.

    So much for the “Yemen model”.

    The President has no defined objective, a prerequisite for going to war, and no cohesive strategy. Ignoble failure is simply a matter of time.

    It seems quite inevitable to me that American soldiers will eventually be placed in harm’s way. Once again, the US will be required to do the heavy lifting and, until a competent president is elected, the losses in blood and treasure will be tragic.

  • [2] September 16, 2014 at 11:19pm

    You’re right, Woodyee.

    Mr Obama is determined to have his war and oust the Assad regime no matter what. The potential for unintended consequences is appalling…

  • September 16, 2014 at 11:12pm

    That’s not as big an exception as you might think, Dad.

    Long association with the EU has given the UK a tinge of pink. The Brits seem pretty keen to exit the EU and to start to fix all the problems that it has caused.

    Perhaps the common denominator is the EU itself and its love affair with socialism, multiculturism and open borders…

  • September 15, 2014 at 11:45pm

    I know what you mean.

    When you start double-posting I’ll know that you are truly lost :)

    And then I’ll welcome you to the ranks of the “I wonder if anybody is actually going to read all this” club.


  • [4] September 15, 2014 at 10:44pm

    Thanks for that link GBTV.

    The picture is becoming increasingly clearer…

  • [3] September 15, 2014 at 10:32pm

    Sorry, Woodyee, I grabbed my keyboard before I read your post.

    We are in complete agreement…

    Also, is it just me or are your posts getting longer…

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  • [1] September 15, 2014 at 10:24pm

    Quite right, DLV. Nicely summed up…

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