Category Archives: Iraq

When Will We Admit We Have ‘Lost’?

Regarding Syraqistan, a while ago, I defined the word insanity as the U.S foreign and military policy establishment (boldface added): Over the last 20 years, every time (with one exception) we have intervened militarily (and airstrikes are an intervention–just ask … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Iraq, Middle East, Military, Syria

Even ISIL Has Beloved Idiot Nephews

Despite the horrific ideology and actions of the ISI (also known as Islamic State, ISIS, or ISIL), they can be just as corrupt as the rest of us infidels (boldface mine): If that seems like a great deal of work … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq, Syria

Even If You Think We Should ‘Defeat ISIS’, What Makes You Think We Can?

A while ago, I argued that, regardless of what one might think about the need to intervene in Iraq and Syria to stop ISIS, our foreign policy establishment/national security apparatus has had a dismal record of failure in the Middle … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Iraq, Syria | 2 Comments

Fearing the Middle Eastern Version of Lord’s Resistance Army: ISIS Is Comin’ to Getcha?

It goes without saying that ISIS (or ISIL, or IS, or Islamic State…) are vile. But as Gary Brecher notes, they’re a lot more like the LRA than the Taliban circa 2000–locally monstrous, but hardly a tide sweeping across…well, much … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Iraq, Syria

Drone Strikes As a Failure of DHS

One of the reasons we are conducting air attacks in Iraq and Syria is because of a group called Khorasan, which is supposed to be planning nefarious evil doings against the ‘homeland.’ Unfortunately, it seems Khorasan might be a bit, … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq, Syria, Terrorism

We Are a Nation of Stupids: The ISIS Is Comin’ to Getcha Edition

File this under “We’re doomed” (boldface mine): “He should have had troops in there a while ago,” Mr. Taylor, 47, a carpenter, said. “To me, it just seems like he kind of protects the Muslim people.” Admittedly, one should be … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq, Syria

The Definition of Insanity, Also Known As the U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment

The old saw “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results” certainly applies to our Middle East foreign policy. Regarding the increasing drumbeat for another war in Iraq, Lance Mannion asks: Should we do … Continue reading

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