Category Archives: terrorist

Patriots: “Boston Bruins fans and our National Anthem”

All of us were horrified by the Boston Marathon Bombings, but there was little that we could do here to shed any new light on the situation. The coverage has been wall-to-wall, major news agencies have gotten stories completely wrong, and others have predictably used the situation to push their preconceived agendas.

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None of it will do anything to fill-in the holes in people’s hearts, placed there by villains’ bombs. None of it will help a loved one, a city, or a country, heal.

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I believe in Monsters, and Things that go Bump in the Night…

My wife and I have been watching a lot of old Law & Order episodes recently, back when the series dealt with its topics in a relatively even-handed way. And one line in particular keeps coming back to me.

It was spoken by ADA Jamie Ross (played by Carey Lowell), and it certainly applies to many of our current news items today: “I believe in monsters and things that go bump in the night, Jack. May they rot in hell, along with their attorneys.

I wholeheartedly agree.

Kermit Gosnell and his clinicWhat else would you say about national monsters like Kermit Gosnell, whose abortion mill was so gruesome and stomach-turning that just reading the reports makes your skin crawl?

Or about tyrannical despots like Ahmadinejad in Iran, or Kim Jong-un in North Korea?

These men, each of them, ARE monsters…and are very, very real.

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More Tyranny from Obama and Obama ‘Justice’ Department (and Another Open Admission of Treason by Obama)

Remember what fighting for ‘Truth, Justice & the American Way’ USED to mean??

Welcome to the 2013 version, courtesy of President Obama:


“LOOK – up in the sky!
It’s a BIRD!
…It’s a PLANE!!” …
“NO, it’s…(***ka-BOOOOOM!!!!!***)

The Rio Norte Line

Have you seen this story?

EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans

A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.

Ignore that this is connected to terrorism for a moment.  Pretend this is about organized crime.  Let’s look at this issue in this new light and see if it still reads the same to you:

EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans

A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of organized crime or “an associated organization” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in…

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“What Difference Does it Make” (VIDEO by Bill Whittle)

Bill Whittle covers some of the past week’s events, placing them into much-needed context:

Hillary testifyingHillary testifying before Congress, when she gave her now-infamous “What difference does it make” retort?

John Kerry,  who is (*shudder*) replacing her as Secretary of State?

Whittle nails them both, and more, with deadly accuracy.

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Honestly, I should probably start playing the old Carly Simon hit “Nobody Does it Better” whenever I include a clip from this guy:

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FINALLY: Media begins asking real questions of Carney and the Obama Administration

Been a rather busy news day, and I only have a few minutes here.

No time for a write-up; I’ll just link the videos. You’ll have to trust me: you WANT to watch both of these.

And by the way, as much as I think that Carney is a sniveling little ratfink, I honestly don’t envy his job right now. The phrase “defending the indefensible” comes to mind.

(***Thanks to Lachlan Markay , HotAir and AceOfSpadesHQ for the vids).

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Surprise, surprise: “U.S. Officials knew Libya Attacks were work of Al Qaeda”

Wow, who could have guessed this was the case? Other than, well, …everybody?

Courtesy of the Daily Beast:

“U.S. Officials Knew Libya Attacks Were Work of Al Qaeda Affiliates”

The phrase res ipsa loquitur comes to mind: “the thing speaks for itself“.

Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaeda–affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers. Three separate U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast said the early information was enough to show that the attack was planned and the work of al Qaeda affiliates operating in Eastern Libya.

Nonetheless, it took until late last week for the White House and the administration to formally acknowledge that the Benghazi assault was a terrorist attack. On Sunday, Obama adviser Robert Gibbs explained the evolving narrative as a function of new information coming in quickly on the attacks. “We learned more information every single day about what happened,” Gibbs said on Fox News. “Nobody wants to get to the bottom of this faster than we do.”

I’d say this is despicable, but that word just doesn’t quite encompass the enmity I’m feeling towards these traitorous cretins.

And just to review: it was a full FIVE days later, or four days AFTER they knew this was the case, that the Obama Administration trotted out UN Ambassador Susan Rice to make the rounds on the Sunday talk shows and deliberately lie to the American people.

Yes, lie. There is no other word for it. 

THIS is your current administration, folks.

Anyone want them around for four more years? You must truly hate our country if you do.

There is Simply NO bargaining with Madmen

I took Sunday off from reading the media reports about the current Middle East crisis. After watching this Administration completely punt on any sort of credible response, and then just continue with business as usual, my gag-response needed a day to recover.

Nothing has changed in the last 24 hours, of course. Lost in the media’s obsessive attempt to somehow pin this on Mitt Romney (which completely boggles the mind), is what this actually purports for our nation worldwide. To say that we appear weak and ineffectual is hopelessly optimistic. This is an epic foreign policy disaster.

CHRISTINE M. FLOWERS wrote a column today for Philadelphia Daily News, and it is superior to most other write-ups I’ve seen. A couple of her best points:

“The fact that this happened in a country that was famously “liberated” by American airpower last year was lost on no one. The fact that the embassy in Cairo was attacked on the same day by raging Islamists was also troubling. And the fact that these deaths and this assault on U.S. sovereignty occurred on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 was a chilling reminder of those who cheered the incineration of 3,000 Americans.

There is simply no bargaining with madmen. Muslim extremists are not a small and geographically limited group of sociopaths. They are a legion, and have sprung up in as many corners of the world as there is discontent, anger and resentment against the West. The political scientists can try to paint these criminals as the victims of poverty and the regressive policies of their leaders, but the truth is that their anger derives not from material discontent but from hatred of the “other.”

Before anyone accuses me of bigotry against Islam, I want to say this. There is great beauty in any religion that advocates tolerance, moral coherence, peaceful intercourse and a love for God and the god in each human being. But among all the world’s great religions, only Islam is susceptible to the dangerous and, as we have seen, murderous type of distortion and manipulation that results in the deaths of ambassadors, soldiers and civilians on their way to an uneventful day of work.

That’s at least the case in this enlightened age; the Crusades happened centuries ago.

We do ourselves no favor as a nation to ignore this simple fact. And although I hesitate to criticize this president for the deaths of his personnel at the State Department, I would point out that the administration’s initial response to the attacks in Cairo were not only inappropriate, they were deplorable in their obsequious tone and character.

THIS is the point exactly. Our insistence on trying to paint all of Islam as a ‘Religion of Peace’ is stultifying, counterproductive and incredibly dangerous. I’d say it’s like putting lipstick on a pig, but of course the radical Islamists would likely be offended by my “pig” comparison, so I wouldn’t dream of saying such a thing. Wouldn’t want to give the poor dears yet another reason to flip out, after all.

Strength in a superpower’s foreign policy is a necessity. The ability to squash an enemy is useless if everyone knows that you won’t actually do it. This is played out every day on playgrounds whenever a big, strong yet mild-mannered kid is serially unwilling to hit back: he quickly becomes a target, despite his obvious physical advantage.

The brilliant Mark Steyn touched on this in a column over a year ago:

After the battle of Omdurman, Hilaire Belloc offered a pithy summation of technological advantage:

“Whatever happens 
We have got 
The Maxim gun 
And they have not.”

But suppose they know you’ll never use the Maxim gun? At a certain level, credible deterrence depends on a credible enemy. The Soviet Union disintegrated, but the surviving superpower’s instinct to de-escalate intensified: In Kirkuk as in Kandahar, every Lilliputian warlord quickly grasped that you could provoke the infidel Gulliver with relative impunity

Until we make clear that we are less interested in trying to become everyone’s BFF, and more interested in maintaining a fair yet strong presence in the world, it appears obvious that such attacks can only worsen.

We can point to and blame Freedom of Speech, or a filmmaker’s video, or “cultural misunderstanding”, or whatever the Leftist elites are pushing that particular day, from now until the next Caliphate is declared, and it won’t change a thing, other than to encourage the very barbarians who hate us and wish us dead.

Our freedom and security are at risk, and we ignore this risk at our peril. We require leadership which projects strength, not empty bluster coupled with fawning and grovelingIn a column which appeared in The Spectator on December 1st 2001, Mark Steyn yet again said it better than anyone else has, before or since:

“All I ask is an end to the deeply unedifying spectacle of western politicians jumping through increasingly obnoxious tolerance hoops.

…One-sided outreach is demeaning. It suggests we have something to feel guilty about.

We don’t.

9/11 – A Tribute

I remember, as I’m sure we all do, exactly where I was on 9/11/2001. Based on the timing, at approximately 10:00am that morning Flight 93 had to fly almost directly over my car as I was driving to State College, PA. In addition, my little brother was working in Manhattan at the time, and I obviously couldn’t reach him on his cell phone.

It’s been eleven years, and still I have no words, no pithy summation. I have nothing but prayers for the survivors and the fallen, their family and their loved ones.

This video has been around for a few years now (2007), and has accumulated over 3 million hits. You may have already seen it. Regardless, I’m including it here due to its power, and because being mindful of history is the only way we can hope to not repeat it.

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