Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Our coverage of events from around the world with an eye on American foreign policy and global intervention. Click on the links below to see what's happening in your world (and what it is costing you as a taxpayer) ...
FOR NOW ... This website vociferously criticized U.S. president Donald Trump back in the spring when he lobbed American cruise missiles into Syria. "We see no compelling national interest served by American forces engaging in yet another costly Middle Eastern misadventure," we...
FOR REAL ... We've said it before, we'll say it again: We have no problem with Israel.  We don't say "how high?" every the middle eastern nation barks "jump!," but then again we're not meddling neoconservatives with itching inferiority complexes...
MANUFACTURING AN ENEMY The War on Terror (WOT) turns 16 this year - a heck of a sweet birthday for America’s elected and appointed officials.  Their power and budgets have grown almost as fast as the body count. If you're like...

Russia Kills ISIS Leader

U.S. DISPUTES CLAIM ... The leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was killed during a May 2017 Russian airstrike, according to an international monitoring agency. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi first proclaimed the ISIS caliphate from the Grand Nuri...
IT'S REAL ... NOT RACIST Six months in, the presidency of Donald Trump has been a mixed bag in our book.  He's struggled with consistency in terms of advancing his domestic agenda - which remains decidedly unimplemented, by the way. On...
ALASKA IN RANGE ... The missile program of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK – a.k.a. “North Korea”) took another quantum leap forward this week with the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching Alaskan soil. The...
GREAT BRITAIN GETS IT ... United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May vowed to target radical Islamic terrorism both at home and abroad after the latest bloody attack on British soil. Saying "enough is enough," May vowed to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq...

Au Revoir, Paris

TRUMP PULLS THE PLUG ... U.S. president Donald Trump fulfilled a 2016 campaign pledge and announced his intention to begin withdrawing the United States from a global climate change agreement.  However, Trump indicated he would follow protocol in exiting the Accord de Paris -...
RE-THINKING OUR APPROACH ... When we think about terrorism we most often think about the horrors of a Manchester-like attack, where a radicalized suicide bomber went into a concert hall and killed dozens of innocent civilians. It was an inexcusable...
PANIC GRIPS BRITAIN ... Authorities in the United Kingdom have made three arrests in connection with this week's deadly terrorist bombing in Manchester.  Meanwhile British citizens remained on high alert as the threat level for additional attacks was raised to...