Red Lines, Syria and Incompetence

April 30th, 2013

By Dan Miller Well thought out red lines can be drawn, successfully. Ill conceived red lines can easily make a bad situation much worse. An article from Stratfor is republished following my initial comments. My initial comments: Great care needs to be taken to avoid drawing ill defined “red lines” which, if crossed, may result […]


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Gunrunning in Benghazi. For and Against Whom and Why the Attack?

October 24th, 2012

By Dan Miller Earlier today, I re-blogged a post from Arizona Conservative on U.S. gunrunning in Benghazi. It now seems clear that that is what we were doing. In the re-blog, I asked who conducted the organized military operation against the American compound in Benghazi: were they radical Islamist anti-Assad Jihadists, “moderate” Islamist anti-Assad Jihadists, […]


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Understanding the Real Meaning of 9/11

August 30th, 2011

By Seth Forman Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic has a wonderful piece on “The Real Meaning of 9/11.” As he should, Goldberg places the “meaning” at the feet of Islamist hatred. He skewers the intellectuals who defend them and build a scaffold of ideology to excuse this murderous horde. But, as any well-intentioned centrist, he […]


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Why Is the Libya War a Wrong War?

August 8th, 2011

by John H.M. Smith I have been arguing with those who support NATO action in Libya for quite a long time.  Now let’s try a different approach, applying a little logic, asking three questions about the origin of this war: 1.  Did the rebels have a choice? The answer is “no.”  From the beginning of […]


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Failed Foreign Policy of the Obama Administration

April 28th, 2011

By Tom Carter Mismanaged wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, inept responses to Libya, silence on Syria, failure in the Middle East peace process.  President Obama continues to demonstrate that he isn’t up to the job. President Bush botched the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in several ways.  Most everyone understood the reasons for invading Afghanistan […]


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