ISIL

Can the U.S.-Turkish Alliance Survive Erdogan’s Misrule?

Turkey's Islamist President and wannabe Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan has destroyed the pretense that Turkey and America are allies. The Trump administration now must defend America’s interests and values from Turkey.

Today Turkey is More Foe than Friend of America

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has accommodated the Islamic State, allowing passage of men and materiel into Syria and facilitated the sale of oil seized by the violent jihadists. Turkey increasingly thwarts U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet: GOP Leaders Pre-Surrender

Republican leaders will talk a good game for the next year, but don’t expect Obama to leave office with his agenda unfinished, because, as we explain here, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have already “pre-surrendered.”

Every Mistake Causes Washington to Intervene in the Middle East Again

It is impossible to predict the exact outcome of Washington’s newest military intervention in the Middle East. But experience suggests that new problems created will generate pressure for new interventions in coming years. Reuters Exclusive: U.S. may significantly hike number of troops in Iraq, link at the end of this article!

RED ALERT: Muslim Terror Hits Canada

RED ALERT: Canada has been hit by two deadly Islamist terrorist attacks in just two days - a hit-and-run assault Monday against two Canadian soldiers and a shooting at Canada's war memorial and Parliament building. To learn what you can do to keep Muslim terror from spreading to America see Fed Up PAC's powerful new video “Who Will Keep Us Safe.”

What major announcements is the White House holding back until after the election?

Right now, the White House is postponing virtually all controversial decisions and appointments. At least, it is refusing to announce them. That makes sense politically. They don't want to force embattled Democrats to defend these choices or, worse, to oppose them publicly. What do you think they're hiding?

Stop Squandering “Defense” Dollars on Rich Allies and Failed States

Capitol Hill hawks want to increase military outlays.  Yet most U.S. "defense" spending goes for rich allies and failed states. Washington should reduce its international responsibilities and then its military outlays accordingly.

Cruz: Dem's Arguments Against an Ebola Flight Ban Don’t Make Sense

On Sunday’s CNN State of the Union program with Candy Crowley, Senator Ted Cruz talked about the importance of implementing flight bans from Ebola-stricken countries in order to prevent more cases from coming into the U.S. He also discussed the mission against ISIS.

Washington Should Back out Of Iraq’s New Civil War

The only serious alternative to fully reentering the war is to step back, making clear that the Islamic State’s neighbors will bear the cost of any further advances.

Tillis’ Right Turn Resonates with Voters

Recent surveys showing the North Carolina Senate race tightening is great news for conservatives hoping to wrest control of the Senate from the Democrats – and shows the shift in Thom Tillis’ campaign toward issues that matter is resonating with real voters.

West: O's ISIS Operation Is a Farce & We're Losing

Allen West, AllenBWest.com

"The quasi-military operation being conducted in Iraq and Syria that has no name is a farce. It is a complete violation of every single principle of war — but then again, Obama doesn’t want to call it that so I guess he and Valerie Jarrett are doing just fine."

Obama’s New War Puts Americans At Risk: ISIL’s Neighbors Should Defeat The Caliphate

President Obama is continuing Washington’s policy of endless war in the Middle East.  Only local governments can create stability.  They must adopt economic and political reforms to satisfy discontented publics, nurture popular loyalties to thwart triumphal ideological and theological movements, and employ competent militaries to suppress security threats.

ISIL is Not America’s War: Other Countries Should Fight Islamic State

Obama said he won’t introduce ground forces for combat against ISIL.  But airstrikes are no panacea.  The president will face pressure to escalate if his initial efforts fall short.

Obama Says He Will Play Through Congress On New Middle East War

We think that ISIS and the rise of the Islamic State are much more serious threats than Obama and the Washington foreign policy and national security establishments let on – which is exactly why Congress must not simply give Obama a blank check in a briefly and lightly debated Continuing Resolution. The threat from this latest iteration of radical Islam is much too serious and demands the full airing that the Framers built into the Constitution. Sign our petition urging Congress not to give Obama's war request a "blank check" in a Continuing Resolution and instead debate it seriously and constitutionally.

Why Should U.S. Defend Turkey From Islamic State When Turks Aided Extremists’ Rise?

The Islamic State is a much more significant threat against Middle Eastern states, such as Turkey, than it is to America. These nations also hold the key to the group’s defeat.  They have the interest and capability.  As Islamic nations they also have credibility. All that’s lacking is necessity. 

Levin: Americans Who Join ISIL Relinquish US Citizenship

Michael Morris, CNS News

In response to Chuck Hagel's admission that 100+ U.S. citizens are fighting with ISIL forces, Mark Levin said, "These people have, by their own actions, relinquished their U.S. Citizenship. They shouldn't be permitted back into the country, and if the crackpots insist on judicial review, it should be by a military tribunal.”

Defeat the Islamic State by Allowing Syria and Others to Kill Radicals

CHQ contributor Doug Bandow argues that rather than turn the Islamic State into a U.S. military priority, and take America into war, we should organize an Islamic coalition against the Islamic State. 

Obama Shows Why He Can't Beat ISIL

Erick Erickson, Red State

Both the progressive ideology and ISIL end up in much the same place: progressive, secular utopia always ends in totalitarianism. It always ends in a police state where the state controls freedom. The victims of the utopia may be different from ISIL’s utopia, but there are still victims.