Ending the Gaza War: Choices, not Solutions

    Last December, Hamas unilaterally ended its ceasefire with Israel and escalated the kind of cross-border attacks continually attempted even during the ceasefire. With massive public support, Israel struck back against a neighboring regime which daily attacked its citizens and called for its extermination. For decades, Israel’s history shows a general pattern: its neighbors attack, Israel responds, Israel wins the war, and the world rushes to | Read More »

    Obama Nominee Expedited Pardons of Terrorists

    “Why, Mr. Holder, as Deputy Attorney General for President Bill Clinton did you pressure Justice Department employees to remove objections to clemency requests for 16 members of a domestic terrorist organization?” The L.A. Times Reports today — “Attorney general nominee Eric H. Holder Jr. repeatedly pushed some of his subordinates at the Clinton Justice Department to drop their opposition to a controversial 1999 grant of clemency to 16 members | Read More »

    Barry’s 1st BIG Blunder!!! Leon Panetta as CIA Chief – Are you kidding me???

    To my Conservative Friends: Opening January 20th at a theatre near you…. Barry and the Appeasers Well, he did not even make it to inauguration day and Barry has already set himself up for failure and the country for attack… Leon Panetta as CIA Chief is possibly the worst selection to head one of the most important positions in our government in the midst of | Read More »

    A follow-up on Israel

    Jeff “Maximos” Martin replied to my criticism and while I could make a reply over there, I’m doing so here so all you guys will go visit the nice site that they all have there. I’m accused of demanding what Jeff says is not necessary, but I don’t think so. I wasn’t demanding that he make the gestures against terrorism to prove his good faith. | Read More »

    Israel and the Just War Doctrine

    I write today a response to Jeff Martin’s criticism of Israel with respect to the Catholic just war doctrine. I do think he’s in error, because he gives the facts a cursory glance and omits key details, but that only leads to my main criticism: I think he shows a bias against the Israeli side of the war. Firstly though, I address the Catholic Church’s | Read More »

    On the Ground in Gaza

     Please welcome Dr. Barry Rubin, head of the Herzliya, Israel-based GLORIA Center, to the front page at RedState. -Jeff Tel Aviv, Israel — Israel didn’t want to attack the Gaza Strip from the ground or from the air. Hamas, which had long broken the ceasefire, canceled it altogether. Then it began large-scale attacks on Israel. This is a war of defense. And it is being | Read More »

    The Smell of Success Against Global Terror in 2008

    The indispensable Bill Roggio reports on the State of Jihad for 2008. Iraq smells like roses. The counterinsurgency doctrine written by Petraeus and implemented by Odierno succeeded in turning around a situation that seemed hopeless two years ago. Green Zone control was turned over to Iraq this week. Al Qaeda has been crushed. Muqtada al Sadr is still going to Ayatollah school in Iran, while | Read More »

    Quote Of The Day

    Some geopolitical conflicts are morally complicated. The Israel-Gaza war is not. It possesses a moral clarity not only rare but excruciating. Israel is so scrupulous about civilian life that, risking the element of surprise, it contacts enemy noncombatants in advance to warn them of approaching danger. Hamas, which started this conflict with unrelenting rocket and mortar attacks on unarmed Israelis — 6,464 launched from Gaza | Read More »

    Rebuttal To Ayers’ Op-ed

    No, it is not printed in any outlet of the Ministry of Propaganda.  I ran across a link to it on Ace of Spades.  The link was to a story on Pajama’s Media by Bob Owens, Op-Ed the New York Times Wouldn’t Run. The article contains an op-ed written by Larry Grathwohl. Grathwohl had infiltrated the Ayars’ terrorist group, The Weather Underground, and saw first | Read More »

    ISN’T IT TIME FOR AN ULTIMATUM?

    ISN’T IT TIME FOR AN ULTIMATUM? It struck me a long time ago that our leaders in America almost blithely go about our business with such little concern for our well-being, most specifically with regard to future attacks by terrorists on our soil. They’ve put us in a defensive posture with such tactics as airport screenings and patdowns and with all sorts of other defensive | Read More »

    When Mumbai Comes To Your Mall

    I could have added much to this diary, but have chosen to keep things short and to the point. I am not an alarmist, nor am I one of the tin-foil-hat-wearing-crowd (at least I hope I’m not), but the threat is real and I feel it in my soul that Mumbai was a deadly, but only partial, “dry run” for things to come. I’ve envisioned | Read More »

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    Khalid Sheikh Muhammed Might Just Win (in the end)

    If winning is to become a martyr in his world, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may just win after all. A piece written by Walid Phares of Counterterrorism Blog shows how  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been playing the system to a no-win situation for the United States. As predicted, almost to the letter in my analysis in June, the men charged with plotting the September 11 attacks | Read More »

    The Mumbai Terror Attacks: A Deadly Reminder

    While millions of people here in the United States celebrated Thanksgiving with their families and friends, there was a major terrorist attack in Mumbai, India. This went on from Wednesday through Saturday because after the initial attack the terrorists took hostages, some of whom were then rescued by Indian special forces commandos. After it was all over, 172 people were killed (including six Americans) and | Read More »

    Mumbai and Terrorism

    As the attacks in Mumbai, India have reminded the world, Jihad, and radical Islamic terror is still alive and well. Despite the election of a transcendent, all-encompassing, new world savior in America, the Jihadists are marching onward in their mission to destroy the infidel, regardless of his nationality or politics. The megaphone Left, both domestically and internationally have spent 7 years calling George W. Bush | Read More »

    Iran’s Push Into Nicaragua

    Last night on Rocky Mountain Alliance Radio, RMA host Joshua Sharf and co-hosts Ben Degrow, and yours truly welcomed guest Todd Bensman, writer for the San Antonio News-Express. Todd has been working on an investigative reporting Breaching America Series about the increase of illegal immigration of people from Islamic countries through Guatemala and Mexico. Since 9-11, homeland security agencies have caught thousands of “special interest | Read More »