Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve released video showing an airstrike on an ISIS “training camp near Raqqah, Syria.” The U.S. leads OIR. The airstrike is dated Nov. 19, with the U.S. government releasing the footage on DVIDS on Nov. 29.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Progressives are ratcheting up their War on America, and as they destroy its history there is an opportunity to strike back by working to dismantle the Stonewall Inn in New York City.
Reuters reported on Nov. 19 that Louisville, Ky. began dismantling a Confederate monument for removal to a different location. The dismantling of the monument is part of the progressive campaign to destroy all reminders of the Confederacy. This campaign, in turn, is part of the larger effort to demonize and destroy all of U.S. culture. . . .
Read the entire column at BarbWire.com.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
U.S.-led coalition forces released a video of an airstrike on an ISIS fighting position in the vicinity of Mosul, Iraq. Coalition forces released the video on Nov. 24 but dated the airstrike as occurring on Nov. 10. The airstrike was part of the campaign known as Operation Inherent Resolve.
“U.S. Marines work together with the Norwegian Army to conduct offensive and defensive operations at the battalion and brigade-level during Exercise Reindeer II in Blåtind, Norway, 21-24 Nov., 2016. Reindeer II is a bilateral training exercise hosted by the Norwegian military to increase support capabilities between NATO allies in extreme conditions.”
Monday, November 28, 2016
|Front view of the Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. © 2016, Paul Hair.|
PennLive reported on Nov. 26 that Harrisburg police “encountered a crowd of more than 200 people that ‘were confrontational with police’” when the police responded to a shooting near a city bar.
The situation was serious enough that an official police statement said that, “‘Additional officers from surrounding jurisdictions (and Pennsylvania State Police) were summoned to assist with crowd control.’”
It’s unclear if the Nov. 26 incident is a sign that the national trend of violence against police and anti-police activism is now a serious problem in the Pennsylvania capital.
If you ever want to know why there can be no peace between progressives and the rest of America, a recent tweet from C. J. Werleman shows why.
On Nov. 20 Werleman tweeted, “For 3 decades, rural America has waged a cultural war against those of us who like books, foreigners, & the ocean. Time to wage one back.”
For 3 decades, rural America has waged a cultural war against those of us who like books, foreigners, & the ocean. Time to wage one back.— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) November 20, 2016
The exact opposite is true, of course.
You’re probably asking who C. J. Werleman is. And the fact that he isn’t a household name underscores just how great the divide is.
He isn’t a named leader of the progressives. But he isn’t some crazy spouting off on the internet either. His Twitter biography says that he’s a, “Columnist for Middle East Eye. Host of ‘Talkin Merica’ on iTunes. Author of The New Atheist Threat. http://www.middleeasteye.net/users/cj-werleman.”
If Werleman was a named progressive leader, people could dismiss him as a pundit who says outrageous things to get attention. If he was just a random guy venting on the internet, people could dismiss him as a nut. But he’s neither of those. He’s part of the progressive base. He’s representative of what progressives as a whole think.
And that’s why his tweet is a perfect demonstration for why there can never be peace between progressives and the rest of America.
One of the most noteworthy things about the 2016 presidential election is the smug obtuseness of elites. They were wrong about Donald Trump. They were wrong about everything. But they aren’t ashamed by that. They are proud of their ignorance.
A Nov. 15 article from the New York Times demonstrates this smug obtuseness. Here is an excerpt of it.
From the start, the central enigma was Donald J. Trump. How did this loose-lipped celebrity tycoon with no political experience get so far? Who were the Americans supporting him and why?
When I started my unusual assignment of covering the American presidential campaign from the perspective of a foreign correspondent — for this, an American news organization — one of the first things I did was to invite questions from international readers. The bulk of them revolved around Mr. Trump, whose unorthodox romp through the Republican primaries propelled him to the party’s nomination — and ultimately to the presidency.
Going back through my monthslong journey across America, there were many clues to Mr. Trump’s rising tide, although not all were easy to read. I drank with Trump supporters in bars and casinos. I approached them at rodeos. I chatted with them at gun clubs and diners and roaring political rallies.
The broad topography of Trump country is, in many respects, easy to trace. It is a place of anger and frustration, gripped by a feverish anti-establishment sentiment. People wanted change — and a chance to raise a throbbing finger to the forces they blame for their lot in life.
Yet other factors were at play, too, in this unruly insurgency, factors that sometimes made it hard to see clearly: racism, xenophobia, bigotry, talk radio, social media bubbles and a simmering culture war separating thriving coastal areas and the wounded interior of the country. It wasn’t always clear which elements were powering the “Trump Train,” as the movement called itself, and which were being buoyed along.