The below is an opinion by someone a bit above 'Joe and Jill Sixpack' but below an expert in the area. In other words it is an opinion from someone of a bit above average intelligence but still one of the great unwashed masses. So if you agree that is nice and if you don't then start your own blog site. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Misc 1. This is a relatively 'old' blog but despite all the ISIS news these days I won't be updating it with any frequency. My opinions have not changed from two years ago when I put up the site.
Misc 2. The Smerconish Show on CNN of 5/23/15 had guest Michael Scheuer the
author of 'Imperial Hubris' *. This 22 yr veteran of the CIA and head of the
Bin Laden desk up to 2009 had very similar ideas to mine and pointed out several
things Bin Laden wanted to accomplish, all these efforts are ongoing at this
1) Drive out US and Arab tyrants, 2) Destroy Isreal 3)
Establish a caliphate** 4) Settle scores with Shia Muslims
Mr. Scheuer also echoed my own thoughts and said: "Since we can't beat
them with our military we should let them klll each other."
My comment is simply that they are doing a good job and we should not get
in their way.
* Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror (Brassey's,
2004; ISBN 1-57488-849-8)
**A caliphate is an Islamic state. It's led by a caliph,
who is a political and religious leader who is a successor (caliph) to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
power and authority is absolute.