Is Our Military Built to Deal with Terrorism?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Patterson to discuss the our military’s preparedness to deal with terrorism, how the budget process hinders mission planning and what characteristics are important for a Secretary of Defense.
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Are Paris Style Attacks the Future of Terrorism?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Dan Kochis to discuss the terror connections that the Paris attackers shared, if this style of attack is the future of terrorism and the hack of DOD twitter account.
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Barack Obama’s Harriet Miers moment. Seriously.
This is getting remarkable. We’re seeing some possibly unexpectedly hostile reactions to the administration’s decision not to send anybody to participate in France’s anti-terrorism unity march: Mike Lupica: “Everybody knows how complicated this country’s relationship with France has been, in war and in peace. Certainly there have been times when the leaders of France could have done better by us. We should have done better | Read More »
So, President Barack Obama skipped the French anti-terror unity march.
There is a very simple explanation for this: “President Barack Obama will not join other world leaders at Sunday’s Paris march in tribute to the victims of this week’s Islamist attacks in France, a US official told AFP.” Basically, President Obama legitimately and genuinely does not understand why it is necessary for him – or a sufficiently dignified surrogate* – to represent our country at | Read More »
Terrorists Hold Paris Hostage
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the latest developments in the Paris terror attacks, the press coverage of Charlie Hebdo’s comics, and if the European experiment has failed.
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Defiance and submission
Defiance is the opposite of submission. When submission is demanded, the only available options are absolute, unambiguous defiance, or some degree of compliance with the demand. Once you’re in compliance, only the degree of submission remains to be debated. This is particularly true when the demand for submission concerns a core principle, a veritable pillar of civilization, such as the right to free speech. Few | Read More »
Ron Paul on Paris terror attack: B****es had it coming
I try to ignore Ron Paul and his spawn as much as humanly possible but sometimes the doddering old fraud just goes too far. As a recap, Muslim terrorists, or at least everyone in the world thinks they are Muslim terrorists except the Obama administration, stormed the offices of a Parisian magazine that happens to poke fun at Islam and its Mohammed. People were killed. | Read More »
Terrorist Attack in Paris Kills Twelve
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Daniel Kochis to discuss today’s terror attack in Paris, if these terrorists may be related to ISIS or Al Qaeda and why this attack may repress freedom of speech.
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[Breaking] Probable Islamist attack in Paris: 11 dead at satirical magazine.
Via @PhilWillSays comes this report of Islamist* terror in Paris: “Armed men stormed the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday morning, killing 11 people and injuring more, French President François Hollande said. The men opened fire inside the magazine’s offices using automatic AK-47 rifles before fleeing, a police officer said.” The ‘Islamist’ bit is not yet confirmed; but, given that this isn’t | Read More »
Terrorism, interrogation, and the great cultural divide
On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal and NBC News published the latest in a string of polls that suggest Senate Democrats’ grandstanding attempt to impugn the Bush-era CIA with a “bombshell” report on the interrogation of terrorists has backfired pretty badly: Most Americans don’t object to the CIA’s interrogation techniques that some call torture, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. After being told the | Read More »
Leon Panetta: I told the White House Benghazi was a Terror Attack
My Front Page colleague streiff has already written about what Leon Panetta said about Iraq in his book, but the revelations don’t stop there. He also wrote about Benghazi, and his account does not paint a favorable picture of the rest of the White House. Yesterday, he appeared on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, where he discussed his book, including what he said about Benghazi. National Review gives | Read More »
Radical Cleric Anjem Choudary Allegedly Netted in Terrorism Arrest
This should not be surprising to anyone who is familiar with Mr. Choudary. You might remember him as the cleric who has made several appearances in American and British media defending various radical Islamist groups. He’s also fine with ISIS’s many atrocities. Indeed, his own students were handing out leaflets at a pro-ISIS protest and he has “no sympathy” for British hostage Alan Henning. A group | Read More »
Tags: al muhajiroun
, al Qaeda
, anjem choudary
, great britain
, Radical Islam
, United Kingdom
More DOOM! from the polls. This time it’s Gallup.
Yesterday, Gallup released a poll showing a few things, and none of them are good for Democrats.* The first is that Republicans had expanded their lead over Democrats as the party people believe is best equipped to protect the United States from terrorism: Gallup Terrorism Poll 9/11/2014 The Republicans’ lead over the Democrats on the question of terrorism is, as you can | Read More »
Tags: 2014 midterm elections
, Barack Obama
Flashback 2007: Bush was Right about Iraq
The events in Iraq over the past few months have given us ample time to reflect on the consequences of Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq he undertook in 2011. However, as Megyn Kelly notes on her Fox News show, one man saw all of this coming: President George W. Bush. Though he was ridiculed and excoriated for insisting that America maintain a substantial military presence in the | Read More »
Tags: al Qaeda
, Barack Obama
, George Bush
, Islamic State
The Only Answer to the Evil of ISIS: Eliminate it By Force
Yesterday I visited a museum that had a WWII exhibit which contained snapshots of newspaper headlines published just prior to the beginning of the war between Nazi Germany and Poland, and they reminded me of some similarities to our current geopolitical situation. Before Hitler’s steamrolling of Poland and most of Europe via blitzkrieg, various politicians in Europe attempted to negotiate with Hitler, allowed him to | Read More »