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 time:

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)

**  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. His power and authority is absolute.