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Mike Rogers on ISIS

June 26, 2014

Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers has some insight into why ISIS and al Qaeda have had issues, and note that while the intelligence community was well aware of the growing threat from ISIS, watching them gain power and influence over the past three years, the administration largely ignored the threat.  Here’s a brief clip of Rogers [...]

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Botched Nuke Deal with Iran

November 24, 2013

So the Obama Administration waited until 11pm EST on a Saturday night to announce a major breakthrough in talks with a belligerent foreign power.  Almost seems like he was trying to push the Sunday talk shows away from more bad Obamacare news, but I digress. So what’s this all about?  Iran has made a deal [...]

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A Brewing Mess in Syria

August 27, 2013

In the wake of yet another chemical weapons attack against the rebels in Syria by the Assad regime, President Obama has allowed the US military to position itself to strike Assad at any time, with multiple options.  This would be the third major military intervention since our Nobel Peace Prize winning President entered office.  Retired [...]

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Major al Qaeda Terror Plot Allegedly Upon Us

August 4, 2013

Happy 52nd birthday, Mr. President.  Unfortunately, there’s an apparently “strategically significant” terror plot which reports indicate is pretty much ready to go!  Twenty-two embassies and consulates were closed down in anticipation of this attack, so I’m glad the President could get in a quick game of golf yesterday in the midst of all this. One [...]

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Talking with Taliban and Syrian Rebels Evoke Shades of the Cold War

June 18, 2013

In our not-too-distant past, America clearly stood for freedom and free markets around the world, as those concepts were in our best political and economic interests. Then the Cold War came and we had to do business with sketchy people in order to out-maneuver even more sketchy people bent on world domination.  Yet, we promoted [...]

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The Iraq War 10 Years Later

March 20, 2013

On March 20, 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom began.  The United States and Coalition forces sought to remove Saddam Hussein from power for (among other things) being in material breech of UN Security Council Resolution 1441.  Twenty-one days later Baghdad was taken and the regime was on the run.  Approximately eight years, eight months and three [...]

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The Obama Nation, Take 2

January 20, 2013

Today around noon President Obama will be sworn in for a second term as our President, while Joe Biden already took his oath this morning.  Tomorrow, the big party takes place — constitutionally, the official swearing in must take place on January 20, but given that today is Sunday the public ceremony has been moved [...]

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Benghazi-gate Hearings: “I Want to Know Why We were Lied To”

October 10, 2012

The House Oversight Committee heard testimony today about the September 11th debacle in Benghazi.  The Blaze has robust coverage of the details, so check out their links and timeline including Rep. Trey Gowdy’s warranted outrage which includes this post’s title quote. How’d we get here?  Four Americans died on September 11 as a result of [...]

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9/11 Plus Eleven

September 11, 2012

Eleven years ago It feels so strange that over a decade has passed since the 9/11 attacks. Since then we’re safer, though perhaps a bit more complacent.  Our soldiers, first-responders, and law enforcement still do great work in keeping us safe and staying vigilant.  Complacency kills — today reminds us of that. But time moves [...]

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Petraeus Redux

June 24, 2010

As to be expected, General Stanley McChrystal was sacked yesterday as the commanding general in Afghanistan.  In his place, President Obama named Centcom Commander General David Petraeus to replace McChrystal. Petraeus is the COIN (counter insurgency) guru who was the mastermind behind the Baghdad Security Plan, better known as the Surge, in Iraq which is [...]

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Gaspar Llamazares Wants You to Know That He Is Not Bin Laden

January 16, 2010

It looks like Spanish Communist politician Gaspar Llamazares pissed off someone at the FBI.  As you may recall, the FBI released some age-enhanced photos last week to show the world what the terrorist may look like today.  Unfortunately, the FBI wasn’t satisfied with the finished product.  So rather than just going back to the drawing [...]

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A New al Qaeda Threat — Through Mexico?

June 3, 2009

Sara Carter from the Washington Times has unearthed this story about an al Qaeda recruiter speaking plainly about a plan to sneak anthrax or some other biological agent into America through tunnels between the US and Mexico and dispersing it in populated areas, including even on the White House lawn.  Then, even before entering America, al Qaeda [...]

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Capitulating to Terrorists

February 6, 2009

The Obama Administration announced yesterday that charges were being dropped against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the Al Qaeda member responsible for the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole.  He was being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which Obama announced he was closing in his first 100 hours as President.  Obama also requested the suspension of all military [...]

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Released Gitmo Prisoner #372 Back in al Qaeda

January 24, 2009

Oops? Word has come out just days after President Obama’s Executive Order closing Gitmo’s prison facility “within a year” that a former Gitmo detainee who was let go in November 2007, a man by the name of Said Ali al Shihri is back in al Qaeda and operating out of Yemen.  What did anyone really [...]

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Terror in Mumbai

November 27, 2008

As you’ve probably heard by now, a new terror group calling themselves the “Deccan Mujaheddin” pulled off your standard al Qaeda-style multiple attack yesterday on 10 targets in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), killing over 100 people, injuring over 300 and taking Western tourists hostage.  Some of the dead have been identified as Western –British, Australian, [...]

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Al Qaeda’s Al Zawahiri Taunts Obama

November 19, 2008

Apparently Al Qaeda big shot Ayman al Zawahiri is hurling insults at Barack Obama while hiding under his rock, even calling him a “house negro.”  The link contains no video, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen at least part of it.  Oh yes, here an excerpt of the terrorist’s rant. Looks like I jumped the gun [...]

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Nabbing al Qaeda in Syria

October 27, 2008

In cross-border raids yesterday from Iraq into a border-town in Syria, word has it that Abu Ghadiyain, a significant al Qaeda planner of operations in Iraq, was nabbed by US forces.  Iran and Russia condemned the attack, but the Iraqis were not apologetic — they knew where the bad guys were.  I think the US decided that [...]

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Al Qaeda, Iraq, and Google 2001

October 2, 2008

While looking at Sal’s Google 2001 “timesuck”, I discovered something that isn’t a timesuck at all. After Googling “Osama Bin Laden Iraq” on Google’s 2001 site and index, I found this article from 2000 in the Guardian about the connections between Al Qaeda and Iraq on the USS Cole bombing. So let me get this [...]

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Petraeus: Iraq “Spiraling Upwards”

September 3, 2008

David Petraeus indicated today that a pullout of MNF (Multi-National Forces) around the Baghdad area is probably possible by next summer due to conditions on the ground.  He also said that the area is “‘spiraling upwards’ towards normal conditions” and “it gives Iraq new hope.”  What great news from a straight-shooter and American hero who’s shown [...]

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Terror in Turkey Kills Six

July 9, 2008

The US Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, was attacked today by four men in what the American and Turkish authorities are calling an act of terrorism.  Three of the attackers were killed, but not before taking out three policemen, one point blank to the head.  The fourth attacker unfortunately got away in a speeding car, as [...]

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SCOTUS: Child Rapists are Protected from the Death Penalty

June 25, 2008

The Supreme Court is getting out of control and the libs on the Court are certainly not making many friends lately.  What’s next I wonder? In the wake of pronouncing that al Qaeda has more rights than Nazis did, and with 42 states having passed anti-Kelo laws, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 that the death penalty is off-limits [...]

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US Deaths in Iraq at All-Time Low

June 1, 2008

As the headline indicates, May 2008 saw the lowest monthly death toll for US troops in Iraq since March 2003 when the war began.  Nineteen soldiers lost their lives last month.  We hadn’t seen numbers that low since 21 soldiers died in the month of February 2004.  This is a testament to the successes we’ve [...]

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Bush Speech Irks Obama, Dems

May 15, 2008

President Bush was giving a speech to the Israeli Knesset commemorating the 60th birthday of Israel.  One of the most traumatic events in the history of the Jews and an integral part of the history of the state of Israel was the Holocaust, which only happened because of the horrors of World War II.  That war [...]

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Osama Has Bin Relevant, Not So Much Anymore

March 19, 2008

How the mighty have fallen. In 2001, Osama Bin Laden actively and openly led a sophisticated international terrorist network that was disciplined, organized, well-financed, supported by evil regimes, and successful in carrying out terrorist attacks on American soil. After President Bush responded to the September 11 attack with a multi-pronged strategy including two wars, international [...]

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GOP Fighting Back

November 8, 2005

Drudge has posted that Frist and Hastert will, this afternoon, launch an investigation into the leak to the Washington Post on the “Black Sites” where Al-Qaeda terrorists are being held. It’s about time that the GOP started making the leaking of real classified info an issue. If the MSM and the Democrats want to make [...]

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