Iraq Chaos

iraq-map-text-with-flag-illustration-1Major cities in northern Iraq are falling under terrorist rule. A terrorist horde is within 100 miles of Baghdad. The terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) are a brutal Sunni terrorist group.  ISIS’s goal is to create a Islamic caliphate ( a single, transnational Islamic state based on sharia law),  it already controls territory in eastern Syria and western/central Iraq.

Three planeloads of American contractors are being evacuated from Iraq, they were in country training the Iraqi army.  U.S. personal remain at the embassy in Baghdad for now.

Iran has sent special forces and elite troops to Iraq to bolster efforts by the government to halt the advance of militants.

Iran has sent troops to Iraq to help thwart the ISIS terrorist advance on Baghdad. Iran has sent special forces and a unit of elite troops to Iraq to bolster floundering efforts by the Iraqi government to halt the advance of militants from an al-Qaeda splinter group (ISIS). A 150-man unit of the Quds Force, the elite section of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, has deployed to Iraq, supported by a team of Saberin, Tehran’s equivalent of the SAS. The troops will assist Iraqi forces as they regroup after the catastrophic loss of Mosul and Tikrit to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

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Within Arms Length Book Review

Curious about the work of the Secret Service? A compelling book by former Secret Service agent Dan Emmett is a refreshing look at the Secret Service and the Presidential Protective Unit. Emmett during his service protected George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
A gribbing inside account of protecting the President with no political agendas or hammering of political parties.
An excellent biography!

Within Arm’s Length: A Secret Service Agent’s Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President
available at Amazon.

Israel Defense Forces To Deploy More High-Tech Unmanned Ground Vehicles

The Guardium UGV (IDF.org)
The Guardium UGV (IDF.org)

 

High-tech unmanned vehicles soon to be seen in Israel will patrol border areas, scope out buildings and tunnel systems. With major threats evolving every day on Israel’s borders the superiority of Israel’s technology is its greatest deterrent against these threats.  The Israel Defense Forces plans to expand its use of unmanned ground vehicles based on creative and cutting-edge designs.

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Shootings and Drugs?

An exercise in intellectual curisoity.

  • Is there a link between mass shootings and prescription drugs?
  • Are we over-medicating people, especially children?
  • Do certain medications have dangerous side effects for some people?
  • Can some medications trigger latent violent tendencies in certain people?
  • Is a combination of mental illness and psychiatric drugs or illegal drugs triggering violent tendencies?
  • Are prescription medications being used in place of hospitalization?
  •  Illegal drugs are increasingly common.

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