Tech at Night: Rand Paul wins more privacy for the Islamic State
Part of the USA PATRIOT act ensured NSA could check up on conversations foreigners were having, that involved data passing into America, by going to the FISA courts and getting a warrant. After 9/11, when terrorist cells came here and murdered many Americans, we understood the need for that. Well, some Republicans remembered, but forgot, and it sounds like Paul won. I wonder if the | Read More »
Islamic State seizes key portions of Ramadi, we’re-still-calling-it-Iraq.
Well. I guess we now know why it was suddenly important to ask all the Republican candidates whether they would have gone into to Iraq, knowing now what we knew then. It was done apparently to distract from the fact that the current Democratic President is still busy losing the war that the Republican President won for him: “Islamic State fighters took control of key sites | Read More »
Obama to Americans in Yemen: You’re on Your Own
As we all should know by now, the official government of Yemen fell earlier this year. Among those caught in the chaos that has ensued are a number of American citizens living in the country. The United States has evacuated its troops stationed at an air base in the country, but the fate of those not working for our government are locked in limbo. Writing | Read More »
Great news. Iran and Hezbollah are no longer terrorism threats
As we’ve been warning, the fix is in on the Iran nuclear negotiations. The administration has decided that Iran is the logical and preferred ally of the United States in the Middle East and that Iranian help in fighting ISIS is worth letting the Islamic extremists in Iran have a nuclear weapon. Yesterday we posted on how the letter by White House chief of staff | Read More »
ISIS and the Threat of Homegrown Terrorism
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Inserra to discuss the ISIS arrests in NYC earlier this week, the threat of homegrown terrorism and if the fight around funding for the Department of Homeland Security in Washington could jeopardize our national security.
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Obama’s wasted opportunity to counter “violent extremism.”
When Barack Obama gave closing remarks at the “summit on countering violent extremism” yesterday a several things were obvious. The most salient of which is that the conference was more focused on trying to troll domestic political opposition than countering terrorism… which apparently is what “violent extremism” is. The man has no ability to be reflective. While Obama spends a great deal of time in | Read More »
Obama seeks to defeat terrorism by wishing it away
The White House is holding a three-day “summit” on “countering violent extremism.” If there was ever need of more evidence that Barack Obama just doesn’t understand the problem, one need look no further than his op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times on the subject. Let’s look at this rather amazing literary effort section by section. The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We’ve | Read More »
As Obama Vacillates, ISIS Continues Its Brutal March to Europe’s Doorsteps
Earlier this morning, Erick did an excellent job explaining why Marie Harf and those who support the notion that we can’t win the war against ISIS by killing the bad guys “are damn naïve fools.” Her statements are not particularly surprising when you look at the contents of Obama’s laughable AUMF request for “war” on the Islamic State. I would go as far as saying that | Read More »
, Barack Obama
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Killer idenfied in the random violence in #Copenhagen that happened randomly
The man responsible for killing two people in Copenhagen has been identified by Danish media. Wait for it. Omar El-Hussein (no word if he’s related to our president). Via AFP: The man suspected of killing two people in shootings in Copenhagen was identified in several Danish media outlets on Sunday as Omar El-Hussein. Ekstra-Bladet, a Danish tabloid, reported that the 22-year-old was released from jail | Read More »
Obama claims Paris attack was random violence
Shades of Fort Hood being declared “workplace violence” to avoid having to call it what is is, yet another in the unending series of Islamic terror attacks.
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 »