Archive for: November 2007

November 30, 2007

Counterinsurgency Field Manual

Filed under: War - 30 Nov 2007

Baghdad, Baqubah, Basra and Iraq in general have by no means settled down and become peaceful. Roadside bombs are killing American soldiers, suicide bombs are massacring Iraqi civilians and police. But some progress is being made, as is …

Truce In Baghdad Seems To Hold

Filed under: Iraq,War - 30 Nov 2007

When additional American forces were deployed to Iraq, many of them were assigned to the impoverished neighborhood called Sadr City, where the Mahdi Army (Jaish al-Mahdi, or “JAM” in American military shorthand) has been attempting to establish itself as the …

November 28, 2007

Not That Bad In France

Filed under: Immigration - 28 Nov 2007

It seems that our Gallic partners in the West are not to suffer the fire and chaos that swept the nation two years ago. After only a few days of violent unrest in the Parisian suburbs — including the …

November 27, 2007

French Suburbs Rekindled

Filed under: International - 27 Nov 2007

On Sunday, two teenagers in an immigrant suburb called Villiers-le-Bel, about twelve miles north of Paris’ center, collided with a police car and were killed. Claims that the accident was the result of police negligence — or perhaps hostility …

November 20, 2007

Clinton’s Tired “Experience” Tack

Filed under: Elections - 20 Nov 2007

Obama has made the claim that the time he spent living in Indonesia as a boy has given him insight into the way that people around the world think and live. This seems particularly valid, considering that Indonesia is …

November 19, 2007

Obama & Clinton, On Experience

Filed under: Debate,Elections - 19 Nov 2007

Senator Clinton is really laying the “no experience” sauce on thick. During the recent Las Vegas Democratic candidate debates, she implied that none of the other candidates will have the experience to tackle the looming economic crisis (I’m acquainted …

November 18, 2007

Perforated Border – Afghanistan & Pakistan

Filed under: International - 18 Nov 2007

While it’s really no secret that the intense fighting engaging our troops in eastern Afghanistan at the moment is the product of an open border with Pakistan, I was just talking with a friend of mine who was over there …

November 17, 2007

Democrats Micromanaging the War

Filed under: War - 17 Nov 2007

The Democrats continue to delay in delivering the money that Bush has requested for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. While the intentions behind this action are perhaps commendable — to force Bush to withdraw troops from the region …

November 13, 2007

Heat On The Turkish Border

Filed under: International - 13 Nov 2007

Things are definitely heating up on the Turkish border with Iraq since Kurdish guerrillas killed 4 Turkish soldiers in the south of their country last week. Tens of thousands of troops are now massed on the border and the …

November 12, 2007

Oil Spill In San Francisco Bay?

Filed under: Federal Law - 12 Nov 2007

Oh hell. 58,000 gallons of fuel were spilled in the San Francisco Bay last week, and over 40,000 of the spill remains unaccounted for. The crew of the tanker, which crashed into the SF-Oakland bridge, will almost certainly …

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