Occupiers, NATO, Chicago, & Molotov cocktails.
Tell me you’re surprised. Three out-of-state men arrested in a Bridgeport apartment raid days before the NATO summit were charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism, providing material support for terrorism and possession of an explosive or incendiary device, their attorney and police said early Saturday. The arrests were the result of a month-long investigation into a group suspected of making Molotov cocktails — crude bombs | Read More »
Rethinking the Calls for Intervention in Syria
My RedState colleague and good friend Victoria Coates recently wrote a post calling for a humanitarian intervention in Syria on behalf of the opposition and civilians who are being killed daily by Bashar al-Assad’s regime. She writes: “In dealing with Libya and Syria, consistency need not be the hobgoblin of little minds but can rather be the hallmark of a consistent and coordinated foreign policy. | Read More »
A New Day in Libya: Brief Thoughts on What Happened and What to Watch For
This weekend brought good news for those who have lived under the oppressive regime of Moammar Qaddafi for all or part of his 42 year reign of terror, as the dress-wearing perma-Colonel and his regime have been largely overthrown after a months-long civil war. As has been noted across the international affairs-sphere over the course of the last 24 hours, the toppling of Qaddafi’s | Read More »
When is a War not a War? When Obama is President and Libya is the Opponent
Last week, at House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) request, the Obama administration provided a brief (32 pages plus classified addenda) overview of its activities in Libya, its conversations with Congress about them, and its rationale for not needing Congressional approval to continue this war ad infinitem. The full document (minus the classified annexes) is available here in pdf form. Here are a few highlights. 1. | Read More »
Obama Calls for ‘Patience and Persistence’ on his Unapproved, Directionless War in Libya
Let me begin with a moment of candor: I’d honestly be surprised if a majority of the American people even know that America is at war in Libya. I’d be far more surprised if any significant number of Americans know that our self-declared unitary executive has disregarded his legal requirement to secure approval from Congress in order to continue his war beyond the already-passed 60 | Read More »
Lafayette, Here We Come?!
I will post two recent items from the White House. I let you decide if they reek of total incoherence. The first was written in response to a call for a more rapid removal of US forces from Europe. After extensive review and broad consultations with allies, President Barack Obama decided to reverse the Bush administration’s decision to withdraw two of the four US combat | Read More »
ObamaCare With Jets, Stupid Human Tricks in Libya With Live Ammo.
“You permitted Libya to sell oil. For what purpose? Just keep the price of oil down?” he said. “This is also a war against the Libyan people. If the west wants to protect Libyans they should protect them through every arena, economic, political and military,” he added. Ahmed el-Sharif, Libyan Rebel Finance Minister. (HT: Financial Times) Former Red Army Generals all across Russia must be | Read More »
Happy ‘Handoff of Libya War from American-Led Coalition to American-Led Coalition’ Day
In Barack Obama’s Monday night address on Libya, which took place well over a week after he began waging offensive war on Libya, the president touted the fact that the U.S. military, which had been responsible or the vast majority of military action to that point, would soon be handing off the mission to allies and, apparently, fading into the background to let those allies | Read More »