Category Archives: Iraq War

As long as the war in Iraq continues, we shall present voices of American soldiers and discuss issues of concern to those compelled to risk their lives.

Bad Time In Iraq

Day after day, month after month, the same old story emerges from Iraq. The so-called, “Iraq army” sits tight in its defensive position awaiting an attack from ISIS forces. At some point, ISIS soldiers initiate an attack, and within a few hours the so-called Iraq army abandons its positions and heads away, far away from the field of battle. Oh, as they depart, not a single one even thinks about destroying weapons or tanks or artillery pieces since the so-called Iraq army is not really an army as much as a collection of men who put on a uniform in order to get paid, that is, if their corrupt officers ever get around to paying those who are supposed to be fighting. The so-called Iraq army lacks faith, not only in its leaders, but in the very concept of an Iraq nation. Show them an enemy, and they head in the opposite direction.

It is time for the United States to realize that from day one of the idiotic Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld invasion, no one in the American government has the faintest idea as to what are foreign policy goals. Until the United States decides what should be the goals of foreign policy, the end result will be the chaos of a so-called Iraq army.

1. It is time to realize that Iran and Turkey must play roles in establishing stability in the Middle East.

2. We must realize that Saudi Arabia can not be the center of our foreign policy–it lacks a modern armed force and is ruled by religious fanatics. It is time to make clear to Saudi Arabia that if it continues financing religious fanatics, then they are on their own.

US Lend Lease Program To ISIS

It is now clear how ISIS can obtain military equipment. All they have to do is wait around, defeat some members of the Iraq “armed forces” and they will be able to obtain gobs of military equipment from the United States of America. Maybe, there is some truth to Republican claims that President Obama is a secret Muslim. We now have definite proof that Obama has instituted a lend-lease program whose goal is provident ISIS with the latest US military equipment. During recent events–we can not describe them as fighting– Iraq soldiers threw away their weapons and headed toward Baghdad. Naturally, they left dozens of vehicles including tanks, personnel carriers and Humvees for ISIS. It is clear there is no operational strategy for Iraq armed forces other than hand over your weapons and equipment to the bad guys and run for your lives!

How about cutting out the middle men and simply ask ISIS what equipment they need, provide them with that equipment and make things easier. Oh, has anyone thought of informing Iraq forces that it is OK to destroy military equipment before you guys head for Baghdad??

Ramadi, Ramadi Has Fallen

The city of Ramadi has fallen to the nut cases of ISIS because the United States does not wish to cooperate with Iranian leaders in dealing with real problems facing Iraq. The US insists that any group in Iraq which has ties to Iran can not take part in the fight against ISIS. Here is the reality:

1. 30% of Iraq is composed of Sunnis.

2. Iran “advisors” are working with Shiite groups to defeat ISIS.

3. The only way to defeat ISIS is by combining Sunni and Shiite forces.

4. President Obama, the issue right now is ISIS, it is not Iran influencing the government of Iraq.

5. Reality is that President Bush defeated the Sunni leaders of Iraq and turned the government over to Shiite leaders who look to Iran.

Face up to reality. Sunni military forces must be used and they must be led by Sunni officers. If we want to defeat ISIS then bring together all those who oppose this murderous force.

During World War II, the anti-Communist Prime Minister Winston Churchill, upon hearing that Germany had invaded the Soviet Union, offered aid to the Russians. “I will shake hands with the Devil himself if it means saving England.” President Obama might learn from Winston Churchill.

Ramada And ISIS

Two months ago there were signs of an active attempt on the part of the government of Iraq to organize a successful fight against ISIS. For the moment it appeared as though leaders in Baghdad were ready to forget about sectarian concerns and seek to unite the nation against a foreign body that had entered. In order to be successful against ISIS it would have required the Shiite government in the capital to reach out to the 30% of Iraq citizens who are Sunni and seek a united front. This would require arming Sunni groups and offering them an important role in government. Alas, this never happened. It would have required the United States to cease opposing soldiers from Iran to play a role in the fight against ISIS. So, to no one’s surprise, the so called “fight against ISIS” has halted.

Instead of moving forward, the Iraq army is moving backwards. Units friendly to Iran have been kept out of the fight which has allowed ISIS to once again become successful. Sorry Barack, the Iraq government needs any and all soldiers ready to fight ISIS. It is time to unite with Iran and destroy the main enemy–ISIS!

Does President Obama have any logical foreign policy for the Middle East??

Bushes In Your Life

Wee are now entering thirty years of Bush folks somewhere near or around the White House. So, to understand the Bush clan:

1. A Bush holding your hand means the other one might hold a knife.

2. Together the Bush dynasty has led to three wars for America.

3. I believe the behavior of the Bush clan is bush league.

4. When a Bush lights a fire it can become a firefight.

5. Few Bushes grow up to be giant trees in the forest.

6. Plant a bush on your lawn and it will transform into a fungus that devours your sons and daughters.

I believe it is time to replace our bushes with flowering plants of beauty.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Sex Ed Protests”

For hands-on education, I hope.

UK, Guardian: “Moronic Immigration”

I guess seeking food is a form of being a moron.

France, Connexion: “17 Rare Monkeys Stolen”

Don’t worry, you can readily find them in the US Congress.

Sweden, Local: “Missing Girl Found”

I guess she is now not missing.

Norway, Norway Post: “Love Hotel”‘

No Republicans allowed in

Middle East 101 For Dummies

marco Rubio and Rand Paul have suddenly become experts about Middle Eastern foreign policy. Both men have emerged as the leading experts on policy in this area of the world. Both men are determined the only solution in dealing with problems is to “send in the troops.” They demand action, and are tired of the inept policy of President Obama who refused to take strong military action, right now. Frankly, I doubt if either one of these two brave men who have never served their nation in the military have the slightest knowledge of what is happening in Iraq or Yemen.

1. Both demand confronting the “Iran-backed” Houthi in Yemen. Actually, the Houthi have two enemies in Yemen. One was the government which they drove from power. However, their main enemy is -AL QAEDA! I doubt if Rand or Marco even knows the group they want to take out is leading the fight against al Qaeda which both hate.

2. Actually, the Houthi initially were NOT backed by Iran, it was only AFTER the Houthi demonstrated success that Iran offered support. So, how come the US did not offer support?

3. Rand and Marco are the great friends of Israel. I hate to inform them but Israel is one of the problems in the area. Its failure to work with Palestinian leaders and create a modern Palestinian state is A cause of problems, not THE cause.

4. I hate to inform Marco and Rand that use of force was the MAIN problem of the Bush administration. It was GEORGE BUSH whose use of force created ISIS.

It is time for being calm and focus on economic development and provide young people in the region a reason to support Western powers. Above all, it is necessary to allow the emergence of Muslim moderate leaders if we desire peace in the region.

So, ends Middle East 101 for Dummies

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Republicans believe in myths, the rest of us believe in reality.

Ted Cruz who opposes special treatment for Hispanics, termed himself, Hispanic, on the entry form to Harvard.

In discussing the Middle East, one wonders, where have all the good guys gone?

I suspect, “gone to graveyards, everyone.”

These days, hard to differentiate between, Jeb and George.

I wonder if we will enjoy a post Fox News era?

These days, I so miss Sarah Palin. At least she was funny stupid.

Four years ago, Herman Cain, today, Ben Carson, the necessary black dumbbell.

Iraq Myths

Once upon a time there was a great American president who sent soldiers into battle, and defeated the bad people. He did all the right things, bombing and shooting and before anyone knew what had happened all the bad people were gone. Unfortunately, this great man was soon replaced by a black dude from Africa who refused to follow the ideas of the great American president, and before anyone knew what had happened, all the bad people had returned to power. Jeb Bush was at a town hall meeting in Las Vegas when 19 year old Ivy Ziedrich, made the comment, “your brother created ISIS.” She went on to note that he was “spouting nationalist rhetoric.” Well, mam, those are fighting words to a real man of the West.

According to Jeb, “when we left Iraq, security had been arranged, al-Qaeda had been taken out.” Really.

1. It was President George Bush who appointed Prime Minister to the position of leadership.

2. It was Maliki who turned on Sunni leaders and made them turn toward terrorism.

3. Prior to 2001 the group known as “al-Qaeda, at best, had about one thousand followers.

4. By the time Iraq had been at war for three years, al-Qaeda had, at least, ten thousand followers.

IT WAS GEORGE BUSH WHO WIPED OUT THE TWO LEADING ENEMIES OF IRAN– AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ!

P.S. When US troops entered Iraq there were 800,000 Christians living in peace. When George Bush left office, half the Christian population had fled Iraq.

IRAQ WAS NEVER STABLE.

Another Fox News myth.

King Salman Is No Solomon!

Once upon a time there was a king who lived in the desert. Frankly, no one paid any attention to this royal figure whose main wealth lay in the vast expanse of desert. If you wanted to cross the desert which he claimed to own, then you had to pay for the right to get thirsty in HIS desert. Well, one day some stranger found something under the sand, and by golly, it was black and it was liquid. The King soon had thousands of strangers coming to HIS desert seeking his approval to get the black liquid which was known as –OIL — from the sand. And, by golly, this King soon became the richest man in the entire world. Suddenly, this who paid no attention to him came seeking his blessing.

Such is the tale of the house of Saud. Today, there is a new King Saud who rules Saudi Arabia. He is very angry at the USA because it is talking with clerics from the Shiite muslims in Iran. King Salman is guardian of Mecca and expects one and all to bow before him and seek his blessing. The Shiites in Iran don’t give a damn for his oil or his heretic brand of the Muslim religion. So, King Salman is angry and is blasting away at renegade Shiite Muslims in Yemen. His approach is rather unusual. His planes just drop bombs and whoever dies, dies. A King of Saudi Arabia is raised to believe that his word is law ands anyone who opposes him gets some lashes, if they are lucky. King Salman will not talk with President Obama until he agrees with how to solve problems in the Middle East. For some reason, President Obama does not believe bombing civilians will solve any problem. So, King Saud refused to come to the Obama party at Camp David.