Category Archives: Iraq

We wuz lied to. Really? What a surprise!

“A Russian military commander and prisoner of war in Ukraine said he and his forces were led to believe they were invading the country because “nationalists, Nazis have seized power,” according to a video that surfaced Monday.  Russian Lt. Col. Astakhov Dmitry Mikhailovich … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq, Russia | 44 Comments

“Inside every —— there is an American trying to get out …”

I wrote the other day about the responsible job that I thought Austin, Milley and McCkenzie did in their testimony before Congress.  I stand by that judgment but would like to expand my thought in that post. Several times during … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Borg Wars, government, History, Iraq, Middle East, Religion, The Military Art | 44 Comments

Counterinsurgency – a much failed strategy? (Originally published on SST in 2013. Re-published on the occasion of our 2021 defeat)

Some time ago (2009)  I was asked to encapsulate my views on the afghan policy situation.  The resulting summary is quoted below.  Since policy has clearly gone in a different direction I feel free to state my view for the … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Policy, The Military Art | 47 Comments

The jihadis vs the post-Westphalia world system

The Muslims, in particular the Jihadi Sunni, do NOT accept the organization of the world into nation states as was envisioned by Europe in the Treaty of Westphalia in the settlement of the 30 Years War. That war had been … Continue reading

Posted in History, Iraq, Middle East, Religion | 30 Comments

Kill the AUMFs? Yes!!

Comment: The US should have declared war in the case of each and every one of the AUMFs. There are three on the books. Iraq, Afghanistan and the on that authorizes the use of the armed forces against anything that … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Borg Wars, government, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Pakistan | 27 Comments

Numerous Convoys Attacked in Iraq; Biden and the Media Say Nothing

I know that our media is a pathetic lot of sycophants with no interest in reporting real news, but the attacks on U.S. logistical convoys in Iraq surely should have merited some comment. So far Crickets. According to, six … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Iraq, Syria | 21 Comments

The Brits still want to play in the Great Game? To what end?

“The “Army of the future” will see £23 billion of investment. This will include upgrades to tanks and armoured vehicles, rockets, air defence, tactical surveillance drones, and new electronic warfare and cyberspace capabilities. However, with that will come cuts to both … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, France, government, Iraq, The Military Art | 58 Comments

A few thoughts – 24 April 2020

1.  IMO the US Navy will be doing a good thing if it persuades Trump to restore Captain Crozier to command of USS Theodore Roosevelt.  He did a very foolish thing by appealing to the whole wide world to support … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, government, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Middle East, Policy, Politics, Syria | 14 Comments

Pushing for a third Iraq war – TTG

"WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to plan for an escalation of American combat in Iraq, issuing a directive last week to prepare a campaign to destroy an Iranian-backed militia group that has threatened more attacks against American … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Iran, Iraq, TTG | 42 Comments

The ME may yet destroy Trump

President Trump will easily be acquitted in the senate trial.  This may occur this week and there will probably be no witnesses called.  That will be an additional victory for him and will add to the effect of his trade … Continue reading

Posted in government, Iraq, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Politics, Syria | 38 Comments