Tag Archives: Iraq

The wit and wisdom of America's fighting general

General James Mattis eats nails, sleeps on nails, and can break a jihadi in half with one fingernail. At least that’s the impression you get from reading about the new boss of Central Command, which oversees the wars in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Panzer Fail: The Demise of the Main Battle Tank?

Tanks are the steel beasts of modern warfare. But is the beast becoming extinct in the U.S. military? One critic warns that the U.S. doesn’t even know how to use tanks anymore. Col. Gian Gentile laments in a Small Wars … Continue reading

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Blame Bin Laden, not Israel

Are American soldiers dying because those damned Israelis won’t make peace with the Palestinians? “The conflict foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel,” General Petraeus said in a report to the Senate committee last week. … Continue reading

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When is a fighter pilot not a pilot?

When he is flying a robot aircraft. Or at least that’s what the U.S. Air Force seems to think. Predators, Global Hawks and other unmanned aircraft are doing the lion’s share of the donkey work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The … Continue reading

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Farrakhan says Fort Hood shooter was provoked

Blame it on the Jews, George Bush, and all the other persecutors of innocent American Muslims. They’re the ones who provoked poor Nidal Malik Hassan into murdering 13 people at Fort Hood, says Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. In … Continue reading

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Nazi murderers and the Fort Hood killer

Just finished Christopher Browning’s “Ordinary Men”, the classic study of a Nazi police battalion that murdered some 83,ooo Jews in 1941-43. Browning found that most of the German policemen , who shot infants in the head at point-blank range, were … Continue reading

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Fort Hood killer was Muslim Army psychiatrist

Authorities have identified the Fort Hood killer as Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist (and apparently a convert to Islam). Two other soldiers that were arrested on the scene have been released, so it may have been a case … Continue reading

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