Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Al Qaeda did not split with ISIS because they thought they were to too brutal, but because they wanted to fight as an overt entity. Flush with the success they had with guerrilla tactics against an occupying army, elements of the old Iraqi army, disbanded by Bush, wanted to fight as its own nation.  Al Qaeda thought they were crazy, and they are correct in their judgement, unless the Republican Party has its way and snatches victory from jaws of defeat, for ISIS.

Obama has steadily been moving back to a military, which the U.S. designed,  to provide shock troops for an occupying army of local forces.  He turned to Kurdish forces who were not bound to either Sunni Arabs or Iranian Shia to act in that role.  It is a long term strategy because it takes time to train and introduce new weapons to the Kurds. Even so, the combination has taken back a good quarter of the land that ISIS has taken and its leadership is suffering a steady attrition from U.S. air attacks.  ISIS is desperate to revert to the good old days, in Iraq, when it could fight a guerrilla war against an foreign occupation army.  A war of terror and witting or unwitting complicity of the Republican Party may very well allow them to once more know happier times. Another land war for the U.S. is the best thing that could happen to both ISIS and the Republican Party.  The Republicans get more trillions of tax payer dollars for their constituents and the old Iraqi Army generals get to use their IED's to maim and kill American G.I.s and pick up more American equipment, hopefully newer models, for themselves.   


  1. Republican leadership created the Middle East mess, why can't they figure out a way to get the Middle East countries to police themselves instead of us policing them? Every solution the Republicans have come up with involves US men and women putting their lives on the line. Unless the congress is willing to put their own lives on the line, it's time for a change.

    1. Right on. However, you will not find modern day Repugs put either their kin or their skin into harms way It's going to have to be U.S. boots otherwise how is money to be earned by their constituents?

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