America’s military hits a defining moment: how they react to defeat

Summary: Slowly voices inside the US military speak out about its inability to respond to its manifest failures in Iraq and Afghanistan, despite the large price paid in blood and money for the lessons given. The military has proven unable to take the first step of admitting that they lost. Here Gregory A. Thiele (LtCol , … Continue reading America’s military hits a defining moment: how they react to defeat

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Are our foes returning to the battlefield after their release from Gitmo?

Summary: The War on Terror has brought forth many amazing things. Here we look at an example of the US government's brazen lies, often debunked but still eagerly repeated by journalists. Our leaders rejoice, as a people so credulous are easily governed. Yet Gallup's annual confidence in government -- and similar surveys -- show the … Continue reading Are our foes returning to the battlefield after their release from Gitmo?

A look at al Qaeda, the long war — and us

Summary: With the newest terror alert, it's timely to review what we know about al Qaeda. What kind of organization is AQ? How are they fighting us? Here is a brief summary (quickly written), giving one perspective on these things. We are in war, a war of choice, a war we're fighting in a mad … Continue reading A look at al Qaeda, the long war — and us

Did we just surrender in the War on Terror?

Summary:  The United States cannot fight a war against radical Islamism and win.  That's obvious, but we're doing it anyway.  Here Chet Richards looks at our Grand Strategy as described by George Friedman of Stratfor. . There are those who will tell you that if you can’t sit in on meetings of our national security … Continue reading Did we just surrender in the War on Terror?

News You Can Use to understand the New America

Summary:  The news media saturate us with news, which can make understand more difficult -- not less.  At the FM website we help you sort through that flow to see the patterns important to you as a citizen.  Today we show two examples, illustrations of powerful trends shaping America about which we warned for the … Continue reading News You Can Use to understand the New America

Uncle Sam, Global Gangster

Summary:  Americans increasingly live in a world bordered by our amnesia.  Our past lost, replaced by myths.  Our recent history largely forgotten, replaced by a vague jumble of half-remembered events.  To tell the story of our past decade requires someone with a clear understanding of geopolitical dynamics, able to place each step in our wars in a … Continue reading Uncle Sam, Global Gangster

The US government sponsored jihadist menace

Summary:  Much of our home-grown terrorism results from the government's careful nurturing, clearly seen in the many cases since 9-11.  Not "stings" using "informants, but incitement (or even entrapment) by agents provocateur.  It's yielded a full harvest:  a fearful and tame public.  Here are some of the stories; the pattern tells the tale. Domestic jihadist terrorists since … Continue reading The US government sponsored jihadist menace