Lara Logan of CBS News delivered a chilling warning to American policy makers and the American people during her keynote address to the Better Government Associations annual luncheon on Tuesday, October 2, 2012: Lara Logan, a correspondent for CBS’ “60 Minutes,” delivered a provocative speech to about 1,100 influentials from government, politics, media, and the […]
War on Terror
Fox News this morning is confirming an earlier report from Eli Lake that US officials knew within 24 hours of the September 11th attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya that led to the death of ambassador Chris Steven was terrorism: U.S. intelligence officials knew within 24 hours of the assault on the […]
“But I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road because, you know, in a lot of these places the one organizing principle has been Islam.” — President Obama in an interview with “60 Minutes.” When I originally posted this editorial cartoon by the […]
Wouldn’t it be nice to have president with the courage to say what actually needs to be said: Bravo Zulu Ms. Davis!
I want to like Ron Paul, he makes a lot sense when he talks about monetary policy and the need for greater transparency and oversight of the Federal Reserve, but he loses me when he starts talking about foreign policy and says things like this: Ron Paul said Monday that President Barack Obama’s targeted killing […]
More here and here. Related Gaza-bound vessel really a ship of fools – Ruth Dudley Edwards, Irish Independent
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C., was shot and killed by U.S. Special Operations troops early Monday. The raid on a walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan which was carried out by special operations troops from the U.S. Navy’s elite Special […]
From the Associated Press: President Obama announced Monday that military trials will resume for detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, saying the tribunals are an “important tool in combating international terrorists.” Details are still sketchy, but it appears the President’s order bars the use of evidence obtained through the use harsh interrogation techniques.
Somewhere George Orwell is smiling and thinking ‘I warned you’… I’ve always considered Mr. Orwell’s novel 1984 a bit far fetched, but this report from Computerworld makes me wonder if, perhaps, Mr Orwell wasn’t clairvoyant: Documents obtained Tuesday by the Electronic Privacy Information Center suggest that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has signed contracts for […]
I linked to this piece from The Hill as a related item yesterday, but I think it deserves comment, so here we go: The next step in tightened security could be on U.S. public transportation, trains and boats. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists will continue to look for U.S. vulnerabilities, making tighter security […]
A big hat tip to Gizmodo… This is probably the single best indictment of the TSAs “things” mentality I’ve ever seen: Heh, I’m not the least bit surprised the TSA missed those blades… much of what they is a sort of Kabuki theater that’s destined to fail far more often than they’d to like admit. […]
I’ve been debating whether or not to weigh in on the TSA screening controversy for much of the past week, I’ve stayed away from it mainly because I haven’t felt like I’ve had anything other than a vitriolic rant to add to the discussion. Anyway, Gateway Pundit and The Other McCain are pointing out this […]
Every of September for the last nine years I’ve tried to make sense of what happened that morning… No matter how hard I try, I can’t, the events of September 11, 2001 were an act of such incomprehensible evil that they defy words. Every moment of that day is burned indelibly into our memories, I […]
President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of the International Security and Assistance Force in Afghanistan, he will be replaced by General David Petraeus: President Barack Obama accepted the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander and strategist of the Afghan war, following comments by the general […]
The whole world is buzzing about the controversial Rolling Stone profile of International Security Assistance Force commander General Stanley McChrystal. To be honest I’m kind of torn here, the whole Rolling Stone piece is a bit of a hatchet job… Adrian Michaels does a good job of summarizing things in the Telegraph: There isn’t very […]