Monday, June 30, 2014

3 reasons ISIS will not survive

My latest @ National Review: 3 reasons ISIS will not survive
National Review Online

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Beirut Bombing

Regarding today's bombing in Beirut, I'm re-posting this Fox News piece from January. I cover the regional inter-links of the Middle East's growing political crisis.

Friday, June 20, 2014

MI5 priority collection on British Jihadists in Syria

The BBC is reporting that MI5, the UK domestic intelligence service, regards British jihadists in Syria as their priority collection target. I suggested this would be the case back in January. If interested, please have a read of my piece: Why Syria is forcing British Intelligence into hard choices. Also related are my two recent pieces on ISIS for the Telegraph: (pre-Iraq crisis) A terrorist storm heads west and ISIS holy land: June 2015. And my (pre-Iraq crisis) Fox News discussion on ISIS.

My related thoughts can be found under ''Other'' header of this page.

MI5 - Security Service

Iraq and the growing foreign policy tensions in the GOP

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Iraq Collection

Considering the latest violence in Iraq, here are some of my relevant writings + interview. This page is updated as new pieces are published - please ignore date code.
After Maliki (The National Review)
Discussing ISIS ideology (Sun News Network)
America to the rescue, again (The National Review)
Discussing the situation in Iraq (Fox News)
Discussing President Obama's decision to use force in Iraq (CNN)
Discussing Iraq (The McLaughlin Group)
Why Obama ordered military action in Iraq (The Daily Telegraph)
Yezidi and the Islamic State (The National Review)
ISIS latest video: my review (The National Review)
Discussing al-Baghdadi (Global Voice Hall Live)
A study of al-Baghdadi (The National Review)
British Jihadists in Syria/Iraq (Blog)
Obama is right to return to Iraq (The National Review)
June 2015: What will Iraq look like? (The Daily Telegraph)
Iraq discussion (Real Time with Bill Maher)
Differences between MI5 and DHS (The National Review)
Iraq is disappearing (The Daily Telegraph) 
ISIS: A terrorist storm heads west (The Daily Telegraph)
The Marines in Anbar (Washington Free Beacon)
Voters vs. Bombers (The National Review)

Friday, June 6, 2014

DDay70 - The Longest Day

I thought it might be worth re-posting this clip from a previous blog post. Such a special scene.

The Longest Day - ''History''
In the context of history and politics, in one moment, this scene explains why the US was so instrumental to the allied victory in World War Two. America may not have had Europe's history of art or culture, but it did have eminent courage and an unsurpassed ability to project power. That, and a sustaining belief in the cause of good against evil. Those young men ended Nazi death camps, liberated a continent and then defended its freedom against Soviet invasion.