The Al Qaeda group seems to be sweeping all before it, except when they accidentally bump into the Kurds and have to fight the Peshmerga. That hasn't worked out well for them, so they are bypassing the Kurds when they can. Iran is making noises about sending the Revolutionary Guards into Iraq. I hope they do. It was the Revolutionary Guards who masterminded the Beirut Bombing. It would be sweet to see Al Qaeda and those guys stacking each other up like cordwood. The Shiite and the Sunni killing each other may save our bacon. It was something very similar that allowed the Crusader states to survive in Palestine much longer than they could have otherwise. I regret the vast quantities of advanced weaponry, such as stingers and Apaches, that we've lost to Al Qaeda because the Iraqis ran away and left all the supplies and equipment intact. Tens of thousands of the best small arms, tons of ammunition, a nice present for Islamic terrorists. It seems our government has to learn some lessons every few years or so all over again. Remember the helicopters being pushed off the decks of the ships off South Vietnam? For years after the end of the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese were selling F5 fighters, M48 tanks, M60 machine guns, M16 rifles, M1911 pistols, and every other nuts and bolts part of a military to any purchasers who showed interest. A lot of it wound up in the wrong hands in Central and South America.
We live in interesting times.
Whatever is going on in the rest of the world, here in the woods it's quiet. I went out at dawn, and it was cool with a nice breeze blowing. Supposed to be very hot by afternoon. We are going to run into town this morning for a quick trip to Walmart before the church mob shows up. Primarily we need some eye drops for one of the cats who has an eye infection.
The rest of the day, I'll stay inside where it's cool. Tomorrow we are going to the lumber yard to get some boards for our garden beds, and I hope we can get started on that when it's cool in the evening. Not much else planned for the week.