Monthly Archives: October 2016

Open Thread – 25 October 2016


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The CIA shoud be renamed SLICC

    "The CIA’s own assessments of the program have been viewed with suspicion by some at the White House, officials said. “Does it make any sense that the people who are totally invested in this program . . . are the same … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Middle East, Syria | 35 Comments

The Turks want Mosul and Aleppo “back.”

"Speaking during an opening ceremony for an educational institution in Bursa on Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared the way that Syrians and Iraqis have been driven away from homes because of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; ISIS/ISIL), to … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, History, Iraq, Middle East, Syria, Turkey | 98 Comments

IBD-TIPP Poll – 23 October 2016

     OK.  Explain that to me.  pl

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October 23rd 1983, Beirut Bombings

    On this very day 33 years ago (it was a Sunday as well), 241 US Marines and sailors, as well as 58 French paratroopers lost their lives in two almost simultaneous attacks against the Marines' barracks and the French "Drakkar" … Continue reading

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The Race for al-Bab – TTG

Turkish air strikes pounded a group of Kurdish fighters allied to a U.S.-backed militia in northern Syria overnight, highlighting the conflicting agendas of NATO members Ankara and Washington in an increasingly complex battlefield. The jets targeted positions of the Kurdish-led … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, Syria, TTG, Turkey | 48 Comments

The Borg prepares to take full power.

   " … the activity reflects alarm over Trump’s calls for the United States to pull back from its traditional role as a global guarantor of security. “The American-led international order that has been prevalent since World War II is … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, government, Policy | 158 Comments

Evacuation to Idlib may be a trip “home.”

"Jaish Al-Islam allegedly reached an agreement with the government and will surrender the strategic town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta. Reports appeared amid a series of setbacks by the militants in the region. The Syrian army is now deployed in … Continue reading

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Hilly’s best chance …

Well, boys and girls (pilgrims), I do believe that unless there is a yuuge hidden vote out there for him and/or against her, she will receive the post inaugural oath salute of all the armed forces in the traditional march past … Continue reading

Posted in government, Politics | 104 Comments

The Asian Pivot – TTG

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States on Thursday, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. Duterte made his comments in Beijing, where he … Continue reading

Posted in China, Policy, TTG | 104 Comments