Archive for the ‘War’ Category

Debunking This Syria Conspiracy Stupidity (and saying goodbye to the tinfoil hat brigade)

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The complexities of the Syrian chemical weapons attack has driven The Conspiracy Theory crowd into overdrive. Put away the tinfoil hats. Here are the facts.

 
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April 10, 2017
Posted in: fake scandals, Middle East, mystery, myth busting, National Security, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Predictions for 2017: It’s the end of the world as we know it.

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My annual look back at the laughably failed predictions of the so-called psychics, my scorecard for last years predictions, and my predictions for the coming year.

 
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December 31, 2016
Posted in: Abortion rights, Civil Rights, Economy, Environment, General, Global Warming, Greed, Healthcare, Immigration Reform, Infrastructure, Jobs, Middle East, Money, National Security, Partisanship, Party of Life, Politics, Predictions, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, Terrorism, Unconstitutional, War

15 Years After 9/11. Doesn’t Anyone Know How to End a War? A 21st Century “Marshall Plan”.

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After 15 years of war in the Middle East with no end in sight, how is it no candidate running for president can conceive of a new approach to ending America’s longest war?

 
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September 12, 2016
Posted in: Election, Middle East, National Security, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Ted Cruz Promises Massive War if Elected. Vows to “get” ISIS using “overwhelming force”.

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During Fox “news” Sunday, Evangelical Sen. Ted Cruz picks Easter Sunday to promise a mass invasion of Muslim nations.

 
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March 28, 2016
Posted in: Election, Middle East, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War

I’ll Support Hillary, BUT… Making the case against Clinton (without helping Republicans)

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Hillary Clinton touts her “Progressiveness”, but she has a far more Conservative history and tendencies.

 
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February 8, 2016
Posted in: Election, fake scandals, myth busting, National Security, War

GOP’s Slide Toward Fascism Has Become Impossible To Ignore

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When Donald Trump’s call to bar Muslim’s entry into the U.S. received widespread condemnation, his GOP competitors whom have failed to gain any traction against him jumped on the Condemnation Bandwagon. But everyone seems to forget what spurred Trump’s first foray into politics: questioning the birthplace of the nation’s first African American president and suggesting he was a “secret Muslim”.

 
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December 14, 2015
Posted in: Election, Immigration Reform, National Security, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Home of the Brave? Govs & Congress Terrified of Refugees. GOP Front-runners Channel… you know who.

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Following the Paris attacks, if anyone had just cause to fear strangers from a war zone entering their country, it was the French. Instead, they said to the world, “We will not be intimidated!” and recommitted themselves to accepting 30 Thousand additional Syrian Refugees (which, as I pointed out last week, is a very smart move.) […]

 
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November 23, 2015
Posted in: Election, Immigration Reform, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War

Paris, Freedom Fries and The Problem of Jihadi Recruitment.

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The terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday brought back memories of 9/11 for a lot of people. But for me, I was more reminded of how all this leads back to George Bush’s disastrous decision to invade Iraq in the first place… and the fact France warned us not to do it, calling military intervention in Iraq: “the […]

 
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November 16, 2015
Posted in: Infrastructure, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Obama Extends The Longest War in U.S. History. Here’s How to End It

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Last week, President Obama was forced to reluctantly concede that the War in Afghanistan was not going to end on his watch as hoped. One of his first acts upon entering office in 2009 was to send an additional 30,000 troops into Afghanistan (Side note: Republicans blame the continued fighting in Iraq on President Obama withdrawing our […]

 
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October 19, 2015
Posted in: Infrastructure, Middle East, National Security, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Same People Telling Us More Guns Is Solution to Gun Violence Have Given Us 15 years of War in Mid East

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WHILE President Obama was en route to Oregon to meet with families of the last mass school shooting at Umpqua Community College, TWO MORE school shootings took place, one at Northern Arizona University (one dead, three wounded) and one at Texas Southern University (one dead, one wounded). And as I pointed out last week, all the GOP candidates […]

 
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October 12, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Election, Guns & Violence, Middle East, National Security, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

American Parsimony Toward Syrian Refugees is a Disgrace. Let them in.

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Just over four Million Syrian refugees have fled their homeland looking to escape the ravages of a war that WE are largely to blame for yet accept almost no responsibility for. President Obama has announced that the United States will allow in a paltry 10,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S…. NEXT YEAR… or ONE QUARTER OF ONE PERCENT. Meanwhile, Germany, […]

 
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September 14, 2015
Posted in: General, Middle East, National Security, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

STUNNING VIDEO: Iraqi soldiers say if US sends more troops, “We’ll fight them too!”

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Iraqi soldiers: “If Obama sends more troops to fight ISIS, we’ll fight ISIS AND the Americans!” (2:48) Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] The full clip shows what a chaotic mess Iraq has become since the 2003 invasion. […]

 
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June 15, 2015
Posted in: Election, Middle East, National Security, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War