Thursday, January 8, 2015

Observational notes

Without Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq, it is not at all clear that Sharif Kouachi would have gotten involved in fundamentalist vigilantism. And if he had not, he would not have gone on to be a point man in murdering the staff of Charlie Hebdo along with two policemen.

Some of the equipment provided by Washington includes 12,000 sets of body armor, Kevlar helmets, medical kits, counter-IED equipment, vehicle maintenance and sustainment, and tank and helicopter maintenance training, 10,000 M16 rifles to the Iraqi Army in the coming weeks.