Former John Kerry staffer John Kiriakou arrested for blowing CIA agents’ cover.
Mind you, you wouldn’t know that from the Washington Post’s article on the arrest of John Kiriakou. While the Washington Post – from appearances, somewhat reluctantly – reported that Kiriakou (a former CIA officer and Senate Foreign Affairs staffer) had been arrested for revealing names, operations and investigations to the media back in 2008-2009, the paper completely neglected to mention who Kiriakou ended up working | Read More »
Jonah Goldberg is tired of the vicious hypocrisy of these people…
‘These people’ being the media, and their contemptible willingness to accept a double standard when it comes to violent rhetoric. After screaming for so long about every possible hint of a suggestion of a possibility of violent speech from the Right, it’s amazing what will be forgiven when it comes from the Left: Tom Friedman — who knows a bit about Hezbollah — calls the | Read More »
Europe starting to talk about ‘war crimes?’
Pajamas Media took a survey of various European media sources and their evolving reaction to the Osama bin Laden excision. It will not surprise anyone in the slightest to hear that the level of disapproval has been increasing all week, with many an envious sneer along the way. The German response is particularly telling (they’re usually a leading indicator of Left-wing antiwar thinking*): even the | Read More »
Report: WH in full CYA/BDS mode over Christmas attack.
A quick survey of priorities: In 2001, the American government’s response to a successful series of terrorist attacks was to look outwards to see who to hit for this*. In 2009, the American government’s response to an only-because-we-got-lucky unsuccessful terrorist attack was to look inwards to see who to blame for this. (H/T: Nice Deb) I think that, all things considered, I prefer the first | Read More »
‘Regime,’ is it?
The lack of self-respect in the Obama administration astounds me, sometimes. From the (probably-now abortive) pushback on the call to shut down repatriating AQ terrorists to Yemen: “I am aware of a lot of people pointing back at the way the transfers were handled under the Bush administration that apparently they have some concerns about that,” said the official, who had not seen the senators’ | Read More »
If at first you don’t succeed…
(Via Instapundit) There’s a lot of meat in this post about How The System Worked, but what struck/disquieted me was this almost-casual observation: Al Qaeda seems to have a lot of respect for US border security screening. That’s why it is trying to commit terrorist attacks on US soil without actually entering the US. Since border measures were strengthened after 9/11, al Qaeda has tried | Read More »
Sen. Chris Dodd (D): airport screenings for explosives doubleplusungood.
In fairness, that money was just sitting there, all fat, dumb and happy, and practically begging to be misappropriated to some domestic pork program. Besides, how was Dodd supposed to know that international terrorists would come up with the novel idea of using explosives to try to blow up airplanes? Now that our attention is focused on airline security measures thanks to the failed airline | Read More »
Word of advice for 2012 convention planners?
Pick somewhere easily accessible via train. In the wake of the terrorism attempt Friday on a Northwest Airlines flight, federal officials on Saturday imposed new restrictions on travelers that could lengthen lines at airports and limit the ability of international passengers to move about an airplane. The government was vague about the steps it was taking, saying that it wanted the security experience to be | Read More »
DHS Director Janet Napolitano: “the system worked.”
…words fail me. Via Hot Air Headlines: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that “the system worked.” Moe Lane PS: No, not even profanity. It’s that bad. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Cantor asking questions about our IMF money.
So. Last week, Representatives Cantor and Hoyer had a bit of an exchange over where the money we’re giving the International Monetary Fund is going. Cantor wants to know why we’re going to be giving countries that don’t like us at all the opportunity to take our money, and Hoyer wants to know why Cantor is ignoring the way that Hoyer is brandishing Reagan’s name | Read More »
Liz Cheney: no middle ground.
Another good bit from Liz Cheney: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Allahpundit is a little surprised that Liz’s popularity with the base has risen so quickly; I’m not. For whatever reason, a full-throat defense of Bush’s decisions on how to fight the GWOT were few and far between during the Bush administration itself, and that grated with Republicans. | Read More »
BREAKING: Major terrorist attacks in India.
Putting together details now: preliminary reports are of armed attackers (automatic rifles, grenades). Some indication that Westerners are being targeted. More as it comes in. UPDATE: Via AoSHQ: Terrorists Target Mumbai Hotels Unknown terrorists have conducted a coordinated attack across Mumbai’s major tourist hubs, with over a dozen deaths and many injuries reported. Gunmen have targeted luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded | Read More »