Foreign Policy

Who Gives a F*ck Whether Bill O’Reilly Thinks the Head of the CDC Should Resign?

By October 15, 2014
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Megyn Kelly confronts Dr. Tom Frieden with the indignant ravings of her coworker, Bill O’Reilly — as if his opinion matters one damn bit.

BREAKING: ISIS Posts Video Showing Beheading of British Aid Worker, Says U.S. Army Ranger Will Be Next

By October 03, 2014
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It’s happened again.

EXCLUSIVE: Media Uses Wrong Photo Of Activist Killed By ISIS, Raising Questions About Accuracy Of Reporting

By October 01, 2014

Sloppy mistakes like these call into question the veracity of many other stories filtering out of Iraq and Syria into the Western media.

The Answer To the ISIS Problem Is Staring Us Right In the Face

By September 26, 2014

It’s not pretty, but it has to be done.

FBI Identifies Murderous Asshole In ISIS Beheading Videos

By September 25, 2014

This is a step toward reassuring Westerners that these murders will not go unanswered.

No, Obama Didn’t Sound Like Bush At The United Nations

By September 24, 2014

The worst possible takeaway from President Obama’s speech at the United Nations today is the idea floating around the conservative bubble and even in some of the mainstream media that he sounded like President Bush. Obama has been almost exactly the same on terrorism from his time as a freshman senator to his fifth year… Read More

Ashleigh Banfield Just Called In An Airstrike On Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn

By September 24, 2014

CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield has conducted a devastating airstrike that’s crippled the main Republican talking point on Obama’s handling of ISIS.

Scott Brown: Vote For Me Or the Country Will Collapse When ISIS Comes In From Mexico

By September 24, 2014

Shorter Brown: Vote for me or you’re all gonna die.

Bill O’Reilly’s Outlandish Proposal For a Mercenary Army of 25,000 Privateers to Fight ISIS

By September 24, 2014

O’Reilly’s solution might as well be the A-Team — bayonet-charging into Raqqa aboard a herd of screeching velociraptors, it’s just that ridiculous.

Glenn Greenwald’s Simplistic, Conspiratorial Response to U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

By September 23, 2014

Greenwald’s post exposes him as nothing more than a foreign policy dilettante who appears to have just stepped out of a 7th grade model U.N.

Israel Actually Shot Down Syria Jet Fighter In Syrian Airspace

By September 23, 2014

No, the Golan Heights is not “Israeli airspace.”

Watch President Obama’s Very Brief Statement On Airstrikes Against ISIS and Khorasan

By September 23, 2014
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President Obama delivered a shorter-than-expected statement on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday morning.

U.S. and Arab Allies Strike ISIS and Newly-Hyped Khorasan Group In Syria

By September 23, 2014

The Khorasan Group has, over the past several days, been hyped as a bigger threat to the U.S. than ISIS in hype that has come seemingly out of nowhere from U.S. officials.

BREAKING: U.S. Officials Confirm Airstrikes Are Underway in Syria

By September 22, 2014

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby confirmed this evening that air strikes inside Syria are underway in an effort to destroy ISIS.

Joe Scarborough Schools GOP Senator About ISIS Coalition Strategy

By September 22, 2014

Welcome to another in our long-running yet rarely-necessary series, Joe Scarborough Is Right About A Thing. Episode IV: ISIS Edition.

The Banter Staff’s Recommended Weekend Reading

By September 20, 2014

Here’s what we think is worth reading this weekend.

Morons Allow ISIS To Ruin Halloween

By September 19, 2014

Oh for the love of Ichabod Crane!

White House: No Ground Combat Troops, Only ‘Forward Deployed’ and ‘Combat Ready’ Troops

By September 18, 2014

For weeks, the White House has been trying to explain to the media that while ground combat troops in Iraq and Syria are not on the table, they actually are on the table, and on Thursday, someone else finally noticed.