Feinstein Jeopardizes Pakistan and U.S. War on Al Qaeda
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) let slip that Predator drones used to fight Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan are being launched from Pakistan, a hugely covert operation designed to protect the vulnerable Pakistani government: At a hearing, Feinstein expressed surprise at Pakistani opposition to the ongoing campaign of Predator-launched CIA missile strikes against Al Qaeda targets along Pakistan’s northwest border. “As I | Read More »
Michael Yon: How Much is Afghanistan Really Worth to Us?
Cross posted to The Political Class. Yon wonders if the Russians stand more to lose by us leaving Afghanistan than we do: While we prepare to shunt perhaps 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan (which still will not be enough), Russia continues to play the Asian chessboard. The Russians are picking off pawn after pawn, and steadily eroding our foreign policy influence with them and other | Read More »
Greenwald’s Counter-Terrorism Illogic
I’ve stayed away from reading the sock puppet for awhile. Too bad, too, since I missed a gem that he put out last Friday called “Counter-terrorism logic“. For a guy who is believed by the lefties to be all-knowing, Greenwald manages to set up straw man arguments as if they were dominoes lined up to be knocked down in one push. He starts out with | Read More »
It’s February 8 2009. Do you know where your world is going ? A peace-loving update.
I saved the best for the last entry. Here’s some news items from around the world. AP……. By Istiaq Mahsud, Associated Press Writer – Sun Feb 8, 2:54 pm ET Video appears to show hostage killing in Pakistan. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090208/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan;_ylt=AkrM9q Era Ismail Khan, Pakistan – A graphic video delivered to The Associated Press on Sunday appeared to show the execution of a Polish engineer by Pakistani | Read More »
Best. Commander-In-Chief. Ever.
Barack Obama has been president for barely a week and already he has Al-Qaeda “scrambling,” according to Joby Warrick of the Associated Press. That’s an amazing achievement for such a young Administration and a stark contrast to Al-Qaeda’s situation during the past eight years, when their leadership was scrambling from place to place vacationing in various locations and forced to live in caves indulging in | Read More »
Obama supporters: Complicit in Warrantless Wiretapping
The doofuses over at the Gawker empire are throwing temper tantrums over Obama and his support for “warrantless wiretapping.” Rights for foreign Islamofascists on foreign soil who like to behead Jews, oppress women, and brutally butcher Americans have long been a cause of the far left. For whatever reason, these people have been angry that President Bush oversaw the wiretapping of communications between foreign terrorists | Read More »
Obama’s Plan Has Already Emboldened al Qaeda
President Obama moved swiftly to close the detention prison in Guantanamo Bay, and has frozen the trials of terrorism suspects. Apparently bowing to world pressure, the President believes that transferring, and perhaps freeing the suspects will bring a safer world. Well, there’s already proof that this is not the case. An al Qaeda operative freed from Guantanamo Bay not only rejoined terrorism, but is a | Read More »
Stupid Terrorist Tricks
It has been reported that at least 40 al-Qaida terrorists have died from the plague in a training camp in Algeria. The report begs the question of how they contracted the deadly disease, which is believed to have been dormant for at least five years. Only relatively isolated outbreaks of the plague have been reported since The Third Pandemic in the middle of the 19th century, | Read More »
Plague? What plague?
The (UK) Sun reported the other day that 40 members of al-Qaeda in Algeria were killed by the plague. I bet some of you thought that sounded a bit odd. Well now the Wash Times is putting a different spin on it. This sounds much more believable. Al Qaeda bungles arms experiment Biological or chemical weapons An al Qaeda affiliate in Algeria closed a base | Read More »
Why I Worry About Al Qaeda Right Now
With the current all-encompassing economic crisis continuing to unfold and the situation in Iraq holding steady, its easy to fixate on domestic issues. But taking a step back from the economic mess that is currently sucking up all the political and media oxygen, it is important to remain focused on Al Qaeda’s desire to destroy us and the previous well timed opportunism of their attacks. | Read More »
Up yours, nutroots! Part I.
You’ve all read the posts. As users of the internet and interactors (grant me the license to make up a word) with various types of unhinged nutroots posters, you’ve had the pleasure of reading stuff like this: Pure, 100% nuttiness. Accept no substitutes. **We Americans have been known all over the world for our generosity, kindness, and compassion. When there have been major catastrophes such | Read More »
Barack Obama and his cousin Raila Odinga
A lot has been said and intimated about Barack Obama and his friend Bill Ayers. Bill Ayers is not Barack Obama’s only bad judgement in friends. A man he supported in Kenya, in a run to be Kenyan President, had his supporters protest when he lost the election. Raila Odinga, an Anglican, allied himself with National Muslim Leaders Forum (the Leaders, NAMLEF) and its associates | Read More »
Afghanistan: What to do
In several places, I’ve made the case that a proper counterinsurgency needs to be implemented in Afghanistan, along the lines of what is being done in Iraq. Because of differences in geography, culture, urbanization and other factors, the tactics in will be assuredly different in Afghanistan, but the general principles of clear-hold-build should apply. Am I absolutely sure about this? No, but I’ve seen some | Read More »
We Got Somebody Big in Pakistan
I saw this article on the Fox News web site and found these opening paragraphs rather interesting. DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Intelligence officials suspect a top militant leader may have been killed in an alleged U.S. missile strike because the Taliban are unusually angry about the attack. Amid reports of the death toll rising to 24, informants and agents in the field said members | Read More »
“We’ve won two wars in Iraq”
The MSM has beaten their Iraq narrative into the ground. This is what’s preventing John McCain’s accusations of Obama wanting to abandon Iraq from having the impact it should, because large parts of the public either have never heard or have forgotten the story of how and why we got into Iraq in the first place, and what happened while we were there. John McCain | Read More »