Some Firsts You Don’t Want to Experience
Next Sunday is my 51st birthday. I won’t be here on that day so I’m “celebrating” a bit early. For the first time in my life I’m scared of my government. That’s a first I never wanted to experience. In every life there is always some uncertainty and insecurities. We can get angry at some of them or we can be depressed or run a | Read More »
Gitmo Defense Lawyers, ACLU, May Have Outed Covert CIA Agents; Crickets Chirping From The Left
This is stunning: The Justice Department recently questioned military defense attorneys at Guantanamo Bay about whether photographs of CIA personnel, including covert officers, were unlawfully provided to detainees charged with organizing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to sources familiar with the investigation. How much screaming from the left did we hear about the “treason” committed by members of the Bush administration after covert agent | Read More »
What Happened to You, Scotland? The Lockerbie Bomber, freed to ‘die with compassion’?
VIDEO (embedding disabled) Emotions run high over possible Lockerbie bomber release The Lockerbie Bomber, a TERRORIST (not a man-made disaster causer), freed to “die with compassion“? His VICTIMS, innocent all, didn’t have that luxury. One of my greatest fears is that this slippery slope America is currently on will have us end up like you. I’m ashamed of my Scottish heritage today; I’m ashamed for | Read More »
Nawaz Sharif Silent On Anti-Christian Violence
The latest violence in Pakistan has targeted not the state, but religious minorities in the country. Over the weekend, Christian residents of Gojra were targeted by an angry mob of Islamic activists who sought revenge for alleged acts of desecration of the Qur’an. When the dust cleared, there were at least seven dead and dozens of homes burned to the ground. Amidst the destruction, one | Read More »
Former civilian senior Intelligence/Policy adviser to Iraq’s Ministry of Interior, detainee screen/interrogator, talks about former Iraqi regime and terrorism
(cross posted and completed at www.regimeofterror.com) During a series of email and telephone exchanges Matthew Degn relayed to www.regimeofterror.com his vast array of experiences working with intelligence issues relating to the current and former situation in Iraq. Among his responsibilities during his years in Iraq Degn worked as a civilian interrogator attached to the U.S. Army in Iraq before working as a Senior Policy/Intelligence Adviser to Deputy | Read More »
Alcee Hastings’ Amendment Prevents ‘Hate Groups’ in Armed Services, But Who Determines ‘Hate’?
Representative Alcee Hastings (D, Fla.) is touting his amendment to H.R.2647, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 524 stipulates a “prohibition on recruitment, enlistment, or retention of persons associated or affiliated with groups or associated with hate-related violence against groups or persons of the United States government.” As Hastings congratulates himself on a job well done — you know, cuz no | Read More »
So, what haven’t you noticed lately, eh ?
Focus on only one or two things and you can turn off the lights on your way out the door. The enemy of freedom wins, hands down. Your rights, liberties, freedom, our nation and sovereignty are disappearing right in front of you, plus the world is catching fire. So of course, the majority of the people here at RS are hanging their ‘hope’, hats, coats, | Read More »
What the Iran elections tell us about Pakistan and Nawaz Sharif
The eyes of the world have been on Iran in recent weeks as the hardline Ahmedinijad regime, with the backing of the Ayatollah’s, appears on the brink of stealing a national election to keep hardline fundamentalists in power. While the world reacts in horror to the utter contempt for democratic practice, the rule of law, and basic human rights, one might wonder what, if anything, | Read More »
Pakistan’s Media Out of Touch
Pakistani journalist Nadeem Paracha, in a superbly referenced post on The Dawn Blog, takes his colleagues in the Pakistani media to task for their self-serving coddling of Islamic extremists. It is a rather stunning experience watching certain TV talk show hosts, journalists and assorted ‘experts’ continuing to find newer and more bizarre ways to stick to an obviously reactionary and, if I may, paranoid line | Read More »
It’s Not Just Bill Ayers
After the shooting at the Holocaust Museum, and the shooting of George Tiller, the Left tried to make a case both that: the offenders in each case were conservatives; and, the right’s political culture encouraged them to violence That argument has a host of problems – the Holocaust Museum shooter didn’t fit anyone’s profile of a conservative, the theory ignored criminals on the Left, etc. | Read More »
Conservatives not responsible for George Tiller’s death
It was predictable. In the aftermath of Dr. George Tiller’s murder, liberal commentators have blamed the entire pro-life movement for the actions of one man, Scott Roeder. Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman’s column appeared in the Lawrence Journal-World on June 3 with the headline “Wichita doctor’s killer didn’t act alone.” That headline was contradicted by the first two lines of Goodman’s column: “It is | Read More »
Cantor asking questions about our IMF money.
So. Last week, Representatives Cantor and Hoyer had a bit of an exchange over where the money we’re giving the International Monetary Fund is going. Cantor wants to know why we’re going to be giving countries that don’t like us at all the opportunity to take our money, and Hoyer wants to know why Cantor is ignoring the way that Hoyer is brandishing Reagan’s name | Read More »
Pakistan extends hand to India
That ongoing tensions between Pakistan and India present a serious obstacle to long-term peace and stability in the region is well known. In addition to straining relations between two nuclear powers (Pakistan and India), the dispute over Kashmir resulted in Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) supporting Taliban and possibly al Qaeda militants in the region as a “strategic asset” in their struggles with India. This resulted | Read More »
RIP Private William Long
Monday, June 8th was the day Pvt. William Long was to ship out for his first duty station in Korea. Instead his journey ended at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, there buried with full military honors. He was 23 years old. He was a son and brother. He was a soldier. Last week, Pvt. Long was killed in the line of duty, in service to his | Read More »
Publius Podcast: Why Terror is no Police Problem
The latest Publius Podcast is up, folks. Have at it. Feel free to visit the Publius Forum TalkShoe page to see my past podcasts. Or see www.OutLoudOpinion.com for an aggregation of my podcasts as well as some other great podcasts for your listening pleasure. New podcasts appear approximately monthly, or whenever the mood strikes me to do one.