Thursday, August 28, 2014

BBC World News America: Iraqi Civil War! Col Macgregor Reveals the Truth

Colonel Macgregor examines current Iraq Civil War events and how the West should respond to them--if at all....he explains how the Kurds must combine arms (tanks, artillery, aircraft) to evict ISIS Sunni rebels with hand weapons and machine guns in pick-up trucks. The political settlement requires a partition of Iraq into Sunni, Shia and Kurd areas since the Shia-dominated federal government scam backed by the American neocons has failed miserably.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CTV News Channel: An unlikely ally

Col. Douglas MacGregor discusses the Syrian governments offer to help the U.S. fight IS.

To view the video, please click on link to be taken to the CTV website.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BBC America: Col. Macgregor Warns ISIS Quagmire

Avoiding mission creep

 By Morgan Gilliam
Macgregor interview August 19, 2014

The Obama administration has celebrated a small victory, after air strikes helped Kurdish fighters gain control of a key dam in Mosul. Now, a new poll shows a majority of Americans approve of the on-going strikes in Iraq, but a growing number are concerned the U.S. may become too involved.

Retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of the Burke Macgregor group, discussed mission creep and the turmoil in Asia with Capital Insider.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

70% Of Americans Believe Illegal Immigrants Threaten Way Of Life

In recent weeks, Bloomberg Businessweek reports, President Obama and congressional Republicans have begun to offer the same simple-sounding solution for dealing with the flood of children crossing the U.S. border alone: Send the kids home. But with tens of thousands of them churning through the system, some just toddlers, the logistics are overwhelming. Since October, more than 57,000 children have arrived by themselves, most from Central America (as we show below), and 22,000 more have been detained with their parents (mostly children under 12). The American people appears considerably more concerned than the politicians - a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows 70% of Americans - including 86% of Republicans - believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs.

 As Bloomberg Businessweek notes

As of June 30, fewer than 500 of the 57,000 have been sent home, and more children continue to arrive every day, despite pleas from the Obama administration to Central Americans not to come.

And the American people is starting to worry... as Reuters reports,

As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation's culture and economy.

Seventy percent of Americans - including 86 percent of Republicans - believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to the poll.

The findings suggest immigration could join Obamacare - the healthcare insurance overhaul - and the economy as hot button issues that encourage more Republicans to vote in November's congressional election.


Only 17 percent thought more legal immigrants should be allowed to come to the United States. Thirty-eight percent said the number should stay the same.


"If Obama starts using executive orders to grant citizenship or to stop deportations I think he gives Republicans a big opening," said Jennifer Duffy, of the Cook Political Report analyst group. "It'll be about the issue at hand, immigration, but it also feeds into this Republican narrative of overreach, of sort of abusing his power."

As one poll respondent (who has voted Dem and Rep in the last few years) noted... there was no need for either Obama or Congress to take new measures. "It doesn't matter. Enforce the laws that we have here now," he said.