Monthly Archives: November 2016

Mosul :Update

All the news  about Mosul, at least in the US and UK seems to be on the positive side. The offensive spokesmen keeps repeating it is “on schedule” what ever that means since no one has ever stated exactly what … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A New Attitude Toward the Middle East?

The stunning election upset in the U.S. will have all the prognosticators and political gurus  pontificating on what next for American Middle East policy. If one went by the off the cuff top of the head, and sometimes  ill-considered remarks … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What is Happening in Jordan?

Three American soldiers were killed in Jordan Friday,  according to one source by trigger happy Jordanian guards at an airforce base ( Jafr) as they were about to enter. The story is that  they failed to halt as ordered. This … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Mosul Offensive

As the Iraqis and their allies ( Iranians, Americans etc) continue the offensive to recapture Mosul there are some points that stand out. The Iraqi army is doing better than I (and many others) expected. Most of the fighting has … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment