On Repeating History and Being Doomed
Image Credit: Los Abandonados Trailer_English – YouTube Prior to September 11, 2001, the worst terrorist attack on the Western Hemisphere did not happen in North America – but in Argentina. In 1994 Hezbollah-linked terrorists, funded by the Iranian government, bombed the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA). The terrorist attack killed 85 people and injured hundreds. Those victims are still looking for justice. | Read More »
, Alberto Nisman
, Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association
, Barack Obama
, Carlos Menem
, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
, Héctor Timerman
, John Kerry
, Los Abandonados
, Terrorist attack
The Predicate Act
Fourteen years ago this morning, hell flew out of the clear blue skies careening into tall buildings in New York City, careening into the Pentagon, and careening into a field in Pennsylvania. We have been at war ever since. The monstrous acts this day fourteen years ago led to the toppling of a regime in Afghanistan and Iraq. Today, the left says if only George | Read More »
Family, Love, and Loss on September 11
I remember waking up on my own around 7 a.m. (central time) on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. I looked at my clock, and I was confused. Normally, my dad was taking us out of door to school at this time. However, no one woke me up that morning. I heard footsteps coming up the stairs and heard the knock on my door. My dad told | Read More »
Tech at Night: Democrats and fellow travelers shut down more of the War on Terror
Yeah, at this point Rand Paul is pretty much running as Hillary Clinton-lite. You see, through various intelligence programs, the US government is able to identify foreign terrorist organizations. When those terrorists then contact folks in the United States, we have legitimate reason to know who they’re talking to, so NSA has developed means of sifting that information. And yet here we are, 13 and change | Read More »
Tech at Night: Rand Paul wins more privacy for the Islamic State
Part of the USA PATRIOT act ensured NSA could check up on conversations foreigners were having, that involved data passing into America, by going to the FISA courts and getting a warrant. After 9/11, when terrorist cells came here and murdered many Americans, we understood the need for that. Well, some Republicans remembered, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88% forgot, and it | Read More »
Where I Was On September 11
Until September 11, 2001, I worked in the World Trade Center, halfway up Tower One. I wasn’t doing political blogging at the time, but was writing “the Baseball Crank” as a weekly baseball column for the online edition of the Providence (R.I.) Journal. Here’s my account of that day, written for ProJo two days later while it was all still fresh. We run this every | Read More »
Lt. General Calls for DEFCON 1 Over ISIS 9/11 Threat
On Saturday, retired Lt. General McInerney appeared on Fox News, where he issued a dire and frightening warning about an apparent imminent threat to the United States. Citing an as-yet unpublished book by an unnamed “major news network’, the General predicts an upcoming “earth-shattering” revelation that foreshadows a major event ahead of or on September 11th of this year. Video courtesy of Digitas Daily Just | Read More »
Time To Release 28 Classified Pages Of The 9/11 Commission Report
Former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) co-led the official Congressional inquiry into the events surrounding the 9/11 attacks, known as the “Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. ” The Congressional investigation supplemented the “National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States,” also known simply as the 9/11 Commission. For years Graham has been pushing to | Read More »
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, al Qaeda
, Bob Graham
, Bob Kerrey
, charles rangel
, congressional inquiry 9/11
, Dana Rohrabacher
, john duncan
, lee hamilton
, michael grimm
, paul broun
, Radical Islam
, saudi arabia
, stephen lynch
, steve stockman alcee hastings
, Ted Yoho
, thomas kean
, thomas massie
, Walter Jones
Was the Bush War Strategy Really About Toppling Saddam Hussein? Not in My View. What Should Happen Now.
We may never know if President Bush definitely knew if Saddam had WMD’s as none were found, but could that have been a façade for the real reason we invaded Iraq? It is possible any WMDs were slipped out to Libya or elsewhere before our troops arrived and other countries made the same claim, but I’m not sure it mattered in the long game. I’ll give him | Read More »
Tech at Night: Marco Rubio is right on NSA. House Republicans are right on ICANN/UN Internet Control
Even as Bitcoin crime and deception continue, the government has decided that yup, Bitcoin investors have to pay taxes just like everyone else. The anarchists have deemed taxation to be “unacceptable”. I’m sure the IRS will take that as an answer, right guys? Pass the popcorn.
Even if the Obama administration’s data use is way up, the answer is not to abolish NSA, or start shutting down programs entirely. Marco Rubio is right that it would amount to unilateral disarmament. I wonder if he reads RedState!
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Tags: 3D Printing
, Location Tracking
, Marco Rubio
, Tech at Night
, Unliateral Disarmament
Tech at Night: We really need to primary big regulator Bill Shuster.
Sometimes you just know somebody needs primaried. Wednesday I learned of a member of Congress who’s clearly only in the House because daddy was in the House before him, and he’s using the influence he has out a personal sense of entitlement. That’s clearly why Bill Shuster wants to ban phones on planes, despite both the OBama FCC and FAA thinking it’s a good idea to let the market decide this. Shuster was first elected in 2001. He needs a refresher on what happened in 2001, that would make us consider why passengers on planes may want that option, and why we should let Mister Market figure it out, instead of a blanket ban.
Look we get it, he’s big important man and he flies on planes often, and so he wants to order the airlines to do what he wants, because that’s what he thinks the perk of being the son of a Congressman is. But that’s why we need to defeat his bill, and defeat him in the primary.
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, Barack Obama
, bill shuster
, Communications Act
, Edward Snowden
, Net Neutrality
, peter king
, Rand Paul
, Tech at Night
Capitol City Project, MRCTV Go To Million Muslim March, Find It’s Mostly 9/11 Truthers
The Capitol City Project’s Joe Schoffstall and MRCTV’s Dan Joseph decided to speak with Cornel West and a few 9/11 truthers at the Million Muslim March yesterday. And by “million,” I mean twenty-five people.
Time and Tradition
Martin John Coughlan. Courtney Wainsworth Walcott. Jeffery Peter Mladenik. LTG Timothy J. Maude. These are just four of the nearly three thousand victims of terror that befell our nation on September 11, 2001. They are names few know outside their family. But they should be honored and remembered. Wednesday, the nation did stop and remember these and the other souls who met their deaths when | Read More »
Twelve Years Later
List of World Trade Center Victims Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr. Edelmiro Abad Maria Rose Abad Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Jesus Acevedo Rescand Heinrich Bernhard Ackermann Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Patrick Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo Adanga Christy A. Addamo Terence E. Adderley, Jr. Sophia Buruwad Addo Lee Allan Adler Daniel | Read More »
Obama’s Syria Speech Shows What We Haven’t Learned From 9/11
So what can we learn from all this going forward?
1) Don’t draw a Red Line unless you’ve got a nice “or else” ready if the other guy snorts it up off the floor.
2) People outside the constraints of Judeo-Christian morality will resort to WMDs, terrorism and anything else if force pays off better than Pacifism.
3) Military action of too small an order of magnitude to enter into the risk-reward mathematics of a would-be terrorist will only piss them off instead of deterring them.
President Obama failed all three of these lessons. As long as our nation remains this ignorant of the lessons of 9/11, we can expect more terrorism. It works like Hell.
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