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.
Changing the rules to give pilots more ability to make their own decision on attacking won 92% approval, while 77% said that Islamic state strongholds should be attacked even at the cost of civilian casualties. Bombing mosques, if they are being used for military purposes such as storing weapons, would be allowed by 95% of those polled.
No matter what he says this Friday, Bob Corker’s shameless surrender of the Senate’s power to consent to treaties and his present phony opposition to the nuclear weapons agreement with Iran dishonors the victims of 9/11 and the thousands of Americans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and lost their lives in the battle with Islamists.
The idea that illegal aliens who meet the phony background checks taking place under DACA have somehow been “vetted” and are fit to serve in the United States military defies our experience in Iraq, Afghanistan and Ft. Hood.
As the country focused on the resignation of Eric Holder, the most lawless A.G. this nation has ever seen, Obama quietly issued an executive order to allow illegal immigrants to join the U.S. military.
For some unexplained reason, Obama has declined an invitation to attend a dedication ceremony for a new memorial honoring U.S. veterans who have been disabled in wars. Obama declined the invitation, making him the first president in recent history not to formally accept a new nat'l memorial.
"When I asked Gen. Dempsey, militarily, how would we go in and kill the terrorists before they're able to take jihad to America, his answer was, 'We need to see political reconciliation,' " Cruz said. "It's not our job to be social workers in Iraq. It's our job to kill terrorists who have declared war on America."
They see the Islamic State as a threat to the U.S., and they support military action. Attorney and Iraq War veteran David French believes Libertarian-minded Americans are more than ready to defeat our enemies.
The problem that Obama will address tonight is his political problem going into the midterm elections, not the political, military and cultural problem presented by ISIS and the rise of the Islamic State.
U.S. special forces attempted an unsuccessful rescue operation in Syria earlier this summer to free American journalist James Foley. Islamists recently released a video of the beheading of Foley.
If Obama’s policy of “containment” of the Islamic State prevails, then we have just witnessed the first battles in a long war that will last until a President with Ronald Reagan’s courage stands up and decides that we win and they lose.
It appears that Obama is pursuing a two part strategy that involves much more than air drops of humanitarian relief, but no one really knows how deeply into the Middle East's savage religious war Obama plans to take us.
For almost seven decades the U.S. has played the dominant role in protecting Japan. The justification for doing so is long over.
Much of the Muslim world is aflame and U.S. policy bears much of the blame. Washington’s relentless attempt to reorder and reshape complex peoples, distant places, and volatile disputes has backfired spectacularly.
In ransoming Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with the freedom of five terrorists, who are sure to shortly rejoin the Islamist war against America, Obama, once again, broke the law. Sign and share the petition to IMPEACH OBAMA NOW.
Totalitarian movements, like radical Islam, always require “useful idiots,” such as Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's father, Robert Bergdahl, to help convince the people about to be enslaved that their soon-to-be totalitarian masters are saviors, not oppressors.
Ted Cruz is glad for the return of Bowe Bergdahl, but is concerned about the release of 5 Taliban prisoners. "How many soldiers lost their lives to capture the Taliban we released?" Cruz said it may send the wrong message & sets a bad precedent.
The American Legion is suddenly a player in the immigration fight because it has come out in opposition to a minor, but critical amendment to the draft '15 defense bill. The amendment would allow illegal immigrants to get slots in the U.S. military that are sought by American volunteers.
Christians in the U.S. military are being told they must forfeit their First Amendment rights.
Putin is wrong, dangerously wrong. But how to punish Moscow? America’s direct stake in the controversy between Russia and Ukraine is essentially nil.