Joel Cairo’s Journal – November 23, 2014

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It is with some trepidation that I open this series of reports for the IntellectualConservative. As you may know, I have spent many years in search of the elusive Maltese Falcon. That devious rascal Khamidov must still have it and it appears that he has […]

Book Review - America in Retreat

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Recently there have been a number of books published on America’s role in world events and what the world would be like absent such participation. Mark Steyn published After America in 2011. Earlier this year Dinesh D’Souza gave us America: Imagine a World Without […]

Duly Noted - Shame; On All Of Us

Duly Noted

The record of the last century has been assembled with mosaic pieces of horror. This explains inquiries directed at those who, as conscious contemporaries, have witnessed these wrongs. The past’s adults are faced with a question: “What were you doing? How could you allow such […]

Who is More Evil: Al Qaeda or Islamic State; and Which Poses the Greater Threat?

Whether you seek its definition as an adjective or noun, you will find in any reputable dictionary two identifying components of the term evil: morally reprehensible and causing immense harm. The problem is that the first component and, to a lesser extent, the second are both relative terms. Whether an action is morally reprehensible depends […]

Let the Middle East Fight it Out… with a Twist

Egyptian president Abdel El-Sisi

Egyptian president Abdel El-Sisi

If you want to bomb ISIS (Islamic State In Syria aka IS, aka ISIL) from the air, go for it and if you want to put troops on the ground, knock yourselves out. It might be effective or it could […]

Is Islamism a Totalitarian System Like Nazism and Communism?

The concept of a totalitarian state was an invention of the twentieth century. The notion of a state or nation whose government could control virtually all aspects of its citizens’ lives was not conceivable in prior times. It is certainly true that in monarchies throughout history, the average subject had little capability to individually alter […]

Why Ron Paul is > Rand Paul (and the Daily Beast is a Rag)

So I take it Rand Paul opposes arming the Syrian opposition, but supports US air strikes against ISIS. Fortunately, his libertarian fans see through his blatant difference splitting and are not happy about it. The linked article describes Rand’s weaseling but otherwise is a typical Daily Beast snarkfest.

On Thursday afternoon, Paul took the Senate […]

The Middle East Civil War: What Next?

mdlestcvlwrTwo generations ago, back when Gamal Abdel Nasser stirred the hearts of third world nationalists all over the globe, there was a term that gained widespread currency: Pan Arabism.

Pan Arabism was the idea the Arab world could be united around a set of common interests and […]

It Depends on What the Meaning of “Is” Is

isJust like Bill Clinton, what is obvious to everyone else, seems to baffle Obama. ISIS is the latest, greatest bully of Islam. So much a bully that as hard as Obama has tried to marginalize them, they keep bouncing back. Even I cringe now to hear him […]

Re-Assessing the Iraqi Situation – Obama Still Hasn’t a Clue

In our last episode yours truly explained a basic problem with the assessment put forth by others and asserted that the ISIS terrorists should not be judged by the same criteria as any similar group, declaring a “caliphate” 50 or 100+ years ago. The fact that this group has access to better financing, better technology […]

The Truth Behind Contract Security Companies

dyncrpIn January 1999, I answered a classified ad in the Los Angeles Times for security guards at a U.S. Army facility in Qatar. It was a one year contract.

The company placing the ad was Dyn-Corp. They were looking for former military police or civilian law enforcement […]

President Obama’s Broad Coalition of One

obm-arrgntWith great fanfare and a nationwide, prime time presidential address to the American people President Obama announced the formation of a “broad coalition” that would wage war together to destroy the Islamic State also known as ISIS or ISIL. Although few other details were given about the […]

Misunderstanding the Military

General Patton was famously quoted back during World War II that it wasn’t the job of the soldier to die for his country; his job was to make the other SOB die for his. Patton was correct, as is Rush Limbaugh when he says that the job of the military is to kill people and […]

Changed Circumstances Must Equal Changed Assessment

Just recently I encountered a piece by Daniel Pipes in which he took a somewhat dismissive attitude toward the ISIS / ISIL phenomenon as another of those groups that often appear in the Middle East, but eventually collapse due to internal issues and outside pressures; particularly from rival groups or differing sects that contest their […]

Obama Fails to Warn Americans of Possibility of 9-11 Anniversary Attack This Week

lybnjtsAs the 13th anniversary […]

Wake Up! Hamas is as Threatening as ISIS

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MESSAGE TO ISSA: HERE COMES THE JUDGE!

– Judge Jeanine Pirro Tells It Like It Is:

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Joe Biden Goes Rogue On ISIS: “We Will Follow Them To The Gates Of Hell”

jbdnThe official response of the Obama administration to the recent beheading of two Americans in Syria by ISIS has been muddled at best. The often timid and tepid statements by various White House spokesmen, the State Department, and even the President himself in response to these specific […]

John Kerry: Scripture Commands USA to Protect Muslim Countries Against Global Warming

jhnkryns2Last Wednesday, at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States’ Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change,” including to protect “vulnerable Muslim majority counties.” Kerry said Scripture, in particular […]

Muslim Brotherhood = Devout [not radical] Islam, Part II

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Hitler’s Imam—the Grand Mufti reviews Bosnian Muslim SS Division (c. May 1943)

The Führer confirmed that the “struggle against a Jewish homeland in Palestine would be part of the struggle against the Jews.”

~Grand Mufti, German Newsreel, Nov. 28, 1941

This essay will conclusively chronical the historical […]

Duly Noted - Weirdness, Mainly Sexual, From the Big Picture

Duly Noted

1. The Ukraine complained that a Russian armored column has entered her territory. That came after the “peaceful invasion” of quickly re-painted army trucks. The half-loaded lorries expressed Putin’s “humanitarian” concern. They forced their way into an independent country to carry aid for separatist “civilians.” […]

Obama - One Useless +#&%#

uselessI am not sure why we have Barack Obama as President and Commander-in-Chief. He can’t lead, he won’t be held accountable for anything that goes wrong, he runs from responsibility, plays golf instead of governs and fiddles with his Hollywood benefactors while the world burns brighter and […]

Muslim Brotherhood = Devout [not radical] Islam, Part I

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Hitler meeting with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (Dec. 1941)

“Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.”

~Muslim Brotherhood official slogan

Prologue to Muslim […]

COMING TO A CINEMA NEAR YOU

OBAMA ... FIST BUMP ON GOLF COURSE .... OBAMA FIDDLES (GOLFS) WHILE ROME BURNS ... PHOTO .... AUGUST 20 2014THE BEHEADING OF AMERICAN JOURNALIST, JAMES FOLEY, BY THE COWARD ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI … AND THE COWARDLY RESPONSE OF AMERICA’S GOLFER-CHIEF, BARACK OBAMA

So let’s try & get […]

Standing by Our Allies – and What Happens When we Don’t

isisMost of us agree we should stand by our friends, and that we should keep our promises. However, the U.S. has a decidedly mixed record in doing this. I will look at that record, but the reason to really think about it are recent events: […]








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