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Lost to many whose news sources in the USA consists of the major newspapers and the standard networks, for most of the last dozen+ years, the conflict in Afghanistan has not been a USA-Centric battle; it has been a NATO run operation.
When the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force has been an American 4-star, the visuals can be misleading.
For most of the last decade, American forces were dominate in only one region of Afghanistan, the east. Other NATO nations from Italy/Spain in the west, Germany in the North, and Commonwealth nations and the Dutch in the south.
More important than the actual numbers involved, it was the Rules of Engagement, caveats, and the fickle nature of national politics that drove what effects those forces had on the ground.
The good, the bad, and the ugly of modern coalition warfare was all in view for all in Afghanistan, but outside small circles, has yet to be fully discussed.
Our guest for the full hour will be Stephen Saideman.
Stephen holds the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He has written The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict and For Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and War (with R. William Ayres) and NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (with David Auerswald), and other work on nationalism, ethnic conflict, civil war, and civil-military relations. Prof. Saideman spent 2001-02 on the U.S. Joint Staff working in the Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate as part of a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship. He writes online at OpenCanada.org, Political Violence at a Glance, Duck of Minerva and his own site (saideman.blogspot.com). He also tweets too much at @smsaideman.
Guest: Richard Baehr, American Thinker, joins me for a look at front page stories.....the fall of Ramadi and its implications on US foreign policy....it will be huge.....and not good.....what do we do in Iraq now?.......ISIS is 100 miles from Baghdad and we have an embassy and personnel there.........when will Hillary Clinton clear the air on everything? will some Democrat challenge the Clintons? and some thoughts about the expansion down in the Panama Canal.....
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The University of Colorado-Boulder launches an "insult-reporting system" that records offenders’ Social Security numbers; Democrats get a taste of Obama’s arrogance; Obama's Middle East policy: a region in chaos and flames; and Hillary Clinton's - and Republican presidential contenders’ - cowardly, after-the-fact opposition to the Iraq War.
White House claims victory in Iraq even after ISIS takes over a city there
Civil Chat with Lee looks at what's trending with Jeb Bush and his implosion with Iraq and religious freedoms, Obama wins approval in the Senate to fasttrack TPP, Huckabee endorses firearm access for protection, Cleveland Police filed charges on Tamir Rice to justify shooting, Bobby Jindal takes a hard stance against Gays, Rand Paul holds the floor for 11 hours against Patriot Act.
JIB-JAB-JEB! JEB BUSH ZIG-ZAGS ON IRAQ WAR - CAN'T DISS HIS BROTHER "W"!
Jeb Bush, when asked this week by Megyn Kelly of Fox News whether he would have invaded Iraq in 2003, knowing what we know now replied: "YES".
The Guy doesn't have the balls to say his brother - "W" - Fucked Up and brought this country into the mother of all quagmires! He literally jib-jabs on the question of whether or not his brother was right to invade Iraq in March 2003 saying only that the information at that time justified an invasion - never mind the fact that the information at that time was gerry-rigged by Vice President Dick Cheney to "create" evidence - out of whole cloth - that weapons of mass destruction were in fact present inside Iraq.
In this episode, blogger Sacerdotus speaks on the alledged drama or conflict between Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke. He also speaks on the Cuban deal in which Pope Francis played a big role as well as the visit by the Royals to the United States and the Pakistan school massacre.
Images are from Google Images.
Instead of rehashing the Iraq War, let’s face today’s much more serious threat from Iran - which is precisely why the media is ludicrously re-litigating the Iraq War; Another compare and contrast for you on this fine, sunny, warm Thursday evening/afternoon that will have you vomiting up your dinner in mere moments; The Democrats are all too happy to coerce acceptance of their agendas, because they have no other choice; Why does the Left kowtow to Islam?; LGBT extremists plan to blanket the country with laws that, behind the fig leaf of ‘anti-discrimination,’ will give the state the power to police speech and behaviors; and the growing danger of defining "hate speech".
Save the Patriot Act, don't neuter it; Chris Christie is right: Rand Paul’s fearmongering on NSA surveillance is ‘baloney’; Why should terrorists be harder to investigate than routine criminals?; Lindsey Graham is an unhinged kook who shouldn't be taken seriously; and instead of rehashing the Iraq War, the presidential field needs to face today’s much more serious threat from Iran - which is why the media is, instead, relitigating the Iraq War.
[Note: Evidently the audio cut out at approximately the 1:15:00 mark of the podcast. I had no indication of any technical problems at my end. I apologize for the inconvenience.]
Joel Gilbert, documentary filmmaker joins me to discuss his interview with Malik Obama; his films Dreams from My Real Father and There’s No Place Like Utopia. Also, the Iran nuclear talks, per his film Atomic Jihad, Islamism, Isis and Middle East policy.
WMD Iraq - with help from Russia some transshipped via Syria to Bekaa Valley (Hezbollah) - some leftover are being found today in Iraq (and not exactly in friendly hands...)
Question nobody asks---
If the intelligence agencies of the western world all agreed that Iraq had WMD... why?
And re: the WH placing a ban on military hardware to law enforcement -- the final report is out today.