Kurds

THERE’S NO DELIGHT IN TURKEY THESE DAYS… (…thanks to a misdirected American strategy for the region) The latest suicide bombing attack at Turkey’s Istanbul airport (apparently an ISIS inspired one with a Chechen twist) is yet another blow against one

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TURKEY IS NOW FORCED TO WALK THE LINE… (…as that hydra-headed wildfire of conflicts closes in on its borders….) After almost five years of sitting on the sidelines in its attempts to avoid getting sucked into the vortex of the

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GOING IN HALF-APP… (…when full-bore is the need) We’ve said it many times before…there’s no other place on earth worth one drop of American blood, or, one American soldier’s life…least of all anywhere in the Middle East, and especially in…Iraq.

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MYOPIC NATIONAL AGENDAS BLOCKING EFFECTIVE STRATEGIC EFFORTS (…as the US and Turkey just tiptoe further into the fray with only band-aid support…) The ISIS/ISIL wildfire continues to rage with little or no containment, much less any real signs of it

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BACK INTO THE WILD-BLUE YONDER (…coming full circle to where we were…before) The President has ordered an open-ended air-strike campaign against the rampaging forces of ISIS in Iraq, because these are now attempting to attack the Kurds there. It seems

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THE ONLY FAIL-SAFE OPTION LEFT TO SALVAGE SOMETHING (…from a decade of misguided policy) The further rapid disintegration of the Iraqi nation-state leaves the US with very few viable options. Given the way things are evolving on the ground, by

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A DISMAL ROI FROM OUR IRAQ VENTURE (…’cause nation-building artistes…we’re not) We stormed into Iraq (and Afghanistan) in the aftermath of 9/11 like an enraged and badly wounded lion, mauling and shredding everything and everyone in site with our military

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