Rand Paul Didn’t Miss Anything
Last Saturday, NRO’s Andrew McCarthy wrote a piece entitled “What Rand Paul Misses,” wherein he accuses Sen. Rand Paul and Co. of “messing around with the Constitution in a manner we will come to regret.” McCarthy’s article (which you can read here) merits serious consideration, and I urge you to check it out if you haven’t done so yet. McCarthy’s piece is of value partly | Read More »
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Obama to finally get his anti-Gitmo, Bush-torture show trial revenge?
…and via a Bin Laden-by-marriage no less Attorney General Eric Holder was going to define his career by trying the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad (pictured), and the Bush Administration that “tortured” him, in a federal courtroom just blocks from where the Twin Towers fell in downtown Manhattan; rather than in a Military Tribunal held at his Guantanamo Bay prison home that President Barack | Read More »
Reflections of a potential drone strike target
I don’t want to sound alarmist, but at the moment I’m a potential target for drone strikes, and so are you. I’d really like to be formally and unambiguously taken off the list, unless due process is conducted following the discovery of evidence that I belong there. A simple “No, the President will not send robots to kill you” would suffice, but the current “we | Read More »
How Sequestration Would Impact the Benghazi Consulate and Other U.S. Diplomatic Posts
Sequestration, expected to kick in on March 1, would result in $85 billion in cuts in financial year 2013 and a total of $1.2 trillion spread out over ten years. The sequestration is almost a certainty. The approach of potentially disastrous cuts to the military did not stop Congress from authorizing $60.2 billion in additional deficit spending for Hurricane Sandy relief–a pork-filled measure which includes | Read More »
The Ethics of Unmanned Warfare and the Truman Conundrum
The first instance of weapons of the computer age for many was the grainy nosecone pictures produced by American smart bombs striking Iraqi targets in 1991. The images left many amazed and asking the question, “do we [mankind] really have the technology to do that?” Lurch forward another ten years to the use of drone aircraft in the Afghan War. The euphoria is over. The | Read More »
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, al Qaeda
, drone strikes
, Foreign Policy
, Obama Administration
, United States
, US Foreign Policy
Benghazi Does Make a Difference, Hillary
During Hillary Clinton’s much delayed appearance before a Congressional committee to answer questions about the jihadist attacks on the eleventh of September last year, she snapped, “Four Americans are dead. What difference does it make?” Such a callous disregard for the search for the truth reveals Hillary Clinton’s desire to hide any incriminating evidence, which might sink her presidential aspirations in the coming years. Despite | Read More »
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Tech at Night: What goes around, comes around for Sprint. Hey Chuck Grassley: Everybody knows you never go full Biden.
Justice is impeding the Sprint/Softbank merger. Gee, whoever could have predicted that if Sprint funded the left-wing effort to embolden Obama antitrust action, then Sprint itself could suffer bad consequences? I wonder. It wasn’t me, was it? I didn’t point out that Sprint Nextel itself had a history of mergers, such as the Sprint-Nextel merger, did I? Hmm.
Hey Chuck Grassley: The first amendment is not a suggestion any more than the second amendment is. There is no Video Game exception that I saw. You’d have to be as special as the Vice President to think think citing the words of a crazed murderer as an authority helps you make a point, anyway.
Besides, it is not your job to dictate ‘artistic value’ to others, nor does your own job have ‘artistic value.’ So if you would silence others who do not have ‘artistic value,’ then that do we conclude about your right to speech? Everybody knows you never go full Biden, Senator.
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Why Hello G.I. Jane
As Bridget Johnson tattled this morning, polls show support for women in combat. There has been a lot of discussion regarding Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifting the ban on women in combat positions. As Fox News posted on January 24: The change would open hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs to women. Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey both | Read More »
The Next American Crusade: The U.S. Military Campaign in Africa
Despite upcoming deep cuts to the Pentagon’s budget, the United States has embarked on a military campaign in Africa. Confidential sources inside AFRICOM (the United States military’s Africa Command) spoke of a large increase of materials and manpower making its way to Africa in early 2011. The past year saw a very quiet and concerted effort on the part of the administration to continue the | Read More »
(Alleged) Occupy Wall Street activist arrested in ANOTHER (alleged) bomb plot.
To the best of my knowledge, accused bombmaker Aaron Greene is not linked in any formal way to last year’s plot by Occupy Wall Street activists to bomb a Columbus, Ohio bridge. Then again, it’s not entirely clear what Greene was (allegedly) planning to bomb: when the cops arrested him and his bourgeois moll Morgan Gliedman they had just gotten to the stage of putting | Read More »
Andrew McCarthy on Terrorism, the Arab Spring and False Democracy in the Middle East
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Andrew McCarthy to dices his experience prosecuting the terrorists, his new book Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy, and what roles Egypt and Turkey will play in the Middle East.
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Paul Blart Could’ve Done Better in Benghazi
Well, it seems that mall security could have done a better job protecting our compound in Benghazi. According to Kerry Picket, who recently made her move to Breitbart News, “a source with personal knowledge of the security situation in Benghazi … were shocked to learn State Department security personnel agents were not immediately armed. Additionally, agents separated from Ambassador Chris Stevens left to retrieve their M4 weapons | Read More »
Terrorists Are Able to Enter the U.S. via a Federal Refugee Program
Some terrorists, including two al Qaeda affiliates who were living in Kentucky at the time of their indictment, have been able to enter the U.S. legally through a resettlement program for “vulnerable” refugees. The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) is a joint venture between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the State Department. Together, the two agencies are responsible for determining which refugees are | Read More »
Flashback: Do You Remember Those Racist Condi Rice Cartoons?
As liberals continue to counter the criticism directed towards Ambassador Susan Rice with the race card, Eliana Johnson at National Review aptly noted how similar criticism was lobbied at Condoleezza Rice when she was nominated for Secretary of State. I made a note of this before in my previous post, Deciphering Susan Rice without Being Racist – but I only cited Katrina Vanden Heuvel’s statements. | Read More »
Threat of Terror Attack on U.S. Citizens Home and Abroad Intensifies
Top United States General, Carter Ham, urged a global fight against Al-Qaeda in Africa, saying it could “export violence” to the West. Ham is the head of the U.S. Africa Command and has reaffirmed the belief that Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) was linked to the horrific September 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. “If we, the international community, don’t find a way | Read More »
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