Obama, Libya and Boko Haram’s Whirlwind
To the dorm room Machiavelli’s of the Obama administration the Arab Spring (or the al Qaeda Spring, depending upon your point of view) was supposed to usher in a new era of power politics. Enthusiastic mobs of local Jeffersonian democrats, Hamiltonian federalists, and theoretical Burkeans would take to the streets, powered by texting and Twitter, to overthrow totalitarian regimes. Instead of using the means and | Read More »
The Benghazi-Syria Connection
* Events listed in Benghazi time. September 11, 2012, 8:30 PM: U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. All is quiet, Ambassador Chris Stevens has recently finished a meeting with the Turkish consul general. 9:40 – 9:42 PM: Alarms sound, indicating something is wrong. The compound is under attack. A senior State Department security officer at the consulate calls for assistance from the CIA base located less | Read More »
Hey Geraldo…whose side are you on…?
From Mediaite. Why don’t I draw you a map…? Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera was in Libya getting some face time with the rebels nobody seems to know and I guess he thought Fox’s world wide audience was just an intimate private conversation because he basically tells the whole world how inexperienced, untrained, unprofessional and pretty much not much of a threat if compared to real | Read More »