America’s struggle (“jihad”) over our values, principles and priorities, domestically and internationally, really came to a head during the 1960’s. As evidenced by the current and worsening divisive politics, exacerbated by a complicit and dysfunctional media, “TRUTH,” “FACTS,” integrity and accountability are proving to be fluid and elusive.
BE WARNED: You will encounter an F-bomb or two in this veteran’s recap of life after his near death. “Amputee soldier’s heartfelt Muslim Facebook post goes viral” – By James Masters, for […]
High Stakes Baghdad-driven Operation to “Liberate” Tikrit by Shi’a, Sunni, Arab, Kurdish and Persian “Coalition”
Great article and assessment from Al Jazeera (originator) and passed along via The Soufan Group. We can only hope that the White House, Pentagon, State Department and all parties in this complex […]
It’s time for the “West” to change its approach to ISIS, al Qaeda and those pursuing the “Islamic State.” A genuine expert in Counterinsurgency shoots straight and shares lessons learned. From our […]
“Ideals are peaceful – history is violent” – Brad Pitt as Staff Sergeant Don “Wardaddy” Collier in “Fury” (now playing in theaters) This is not an endorsement of “Fury” any more than any […]
“Judge Not” – a Poem (author unknown) I was shocked, confused, bewildered As I entered Heaven’s door Not by the beauty of it all Nor the lights or its décor But it […]
Nowhere is humanity’s “Jihad” (struggle) more evident than right here in our own backyard. Okay, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) might be a little more gruesome and barbaric, followed closely […]