ISIS

The Islamic State and the Limitations of Cruelty

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

ISIS may have been able to invent ever more macabre ways of dismembering innocent victims, but it could not make a fighter plane or win the lasting allegiance and loyalty of the majority of Iraqis and Syrians. And so, like soulless killing machines of the past, ISIS is now finally being killed off.

A Free Kurdistan Is In America's Strategic Interest

An independent Kurdish state is in America’s strategic interest in our ongoing proxy war against Iran. Starting with diplomatic recognition and support we should be prepared to render whatever assistance is necessary to preserve Kurdish independence.

Interventionists leading Trump to the Rubicon

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Bottom line: The U.S. goal of crushing the ISIS caliphate is almost attained. But if our victory in the war against ISIS leaves Iran in the catbird seat in Baghdad and Damascus, and its corridor from Tehran to Baghdad, Damascus and Beirut secure, is that really a victory? Do we accept that outcome, pack up and go home? Or do we leave our forces in Syria and Iraq and defy any demand from Assad to vacate his country?

Dems Sifting The Air To Tie Vegas Shooting To Trump

When Democrats and the establishment media blame “gun nuts” and “white men w/ guns” for the acts of psychopaths, we conservatives should not take the bait and be bullied into buying the Left’s “blame the gun” narrative.

President McMaster Purges Donald Trump’s People From The NSC

The NSC isn’t H.R. McMaster's to mold to his views; it is President Trump’s National Security Council and it should have Trump’s people, not McMaster's people, staffing it.

Trump’s Quiet Live-Fire Confrontation With Iran

U.S. forces have opened fire on Iranian-backed forces in Syria at least three times since May. Three of the incidents took place at al-Tanf, a remote desert outpost near the point where the Syrian, Iraqi and Jordanian borders meet.

Trump Joins Churchill And Reagan With Warsaw Speech

Communism and Nazism were stymied in the 20th century by Churchill and Reagan, and when President Trump said, “every foot of ground, and every last inch of civilization, is worth defending with your life,” the Warsaw speech made clear that, after eight years of appeasement by Barack Obama, the enemies of liberty will be opposed in the 21st century by Donald Trump.

Madness on the Potomac: Trump Administration Joins the Syrian Civil War

During the campaign President Donald Trump had at least one very sensible foreign policy belief: the U.S. should stay out of purposeless wars in the Middle East. Now his appointees are dragging us deeper into the Syrian conflict.

After the ISIS War, a US-Russia Collision?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If America has decided to use its air power to shoot down Syrian planes attacking rebels we support, this could lead to a confrontation with Russia and a broader, more dangerous, and deadly war for the United States. How would we win such a war, without massive intervention? Is this where we are headed? Is this where we want to go?

Escalation? U.S. Marine Jet Downs Syrian Plane

Does the shooting down of the Syrian plane represent a dangerous “escalation” of America’s involvement in the Syrian civil war? So far, conservatives seem to be breaking against deepening American involvement in the Syrian civil war. Please tell us what you think by using the comments to register your opinion.

Christians Are Disappearing from the Middle East

Eric Metaxas, CNS News

The phenomenon of disappearing Mideast Christians is one of the most massive and under-reported stories of our time. The Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary says that in 1910, 13.6 percent of the population of the Middle East was Christian. But after a century that saw the explosion of Christianity elsewhere in the world, by 2025, followers of Christ, if current trends hold, will constitute just over 3 percent of Middle Easterners.

EU Gun Grabbers Stymie Czech Plan To Defeat Muslim Terrorists

As of now the Czech Republic has some of the most lenient gun policies in Europe. Unfortunately for the people of the Czech Republic, the European Union has passed a new law that requires all potential gun buyers to go through a psychological check before they can buy a weapon and bans many common guns.