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It’s a shame the UK doesn’t have a death penalty

Posted by: Phineas on February 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas For these two brave knights of Allah blood-crazed jihadis richly deserve it: Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were found guilty on 19th December 2013 of killing 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, who had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Adebolajo, 28, was sentenced to a whole life tariff. Adebowale, 22, was sentenced […]

 

Asking for trouble: the Obama-Hagel defense budget

Posted by: Phineas on February 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Long ago, the Roman writer Vegetius wrote perhaps the wisest thing anyone has ever written regarding war and peace: “If you want peace, prepare for war.” In other words, if your potential foes know you are strong, that you are willing to use force to defend your interests, and that they are […]

 

Suicide-bombing instructor blows up his own class

Posted by: Phineas on February 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas As you can imagine, I’m shedding rivers of tears over this news. Tears of laughter: A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army […]

 

Iran tests U.S. maritime borders

Posted by: Phineas on February 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, how cute! The Iranian Navy is trying to show the Great Satan (1) that it’s all grown up, now! A senior Iranian naval commander says his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time. The commander of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet, […]

 

Iraq and Syria: al Qaeda on the march

Posted by: Phineas on January 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Boy, it’s a good thing President Obama destroyed al Qaeda, isn’t it? Otherwise they’d have conquered the world, by now. As it is, we can be grateful they only control more territory than they ever have: From around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda […]

 

Smart-Power Success! Al Qaeda takes Fallujah!

Posted by: Phineas on January 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Not “al Qaeda central,” as the Obama administration likes to call it, but the revived affiliate “al Qaeda in Iraq” (Zarqawi’s old outfit), which is more or less merged with its Syrian equivalent in one big happy family of murdering jihadi psychos. And, taking advantage of internal Iraqi political frictions, they’re making […]

 

Americans held in Libya, head-meets-desk quote. Update: released?

Posted by: Phineas on December 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s breaking news tonight that four Americans, likely military, are in the custody of the Libyan government, having been taken during a visit to the Roman ruins at Sabratha. As of this writing, no information has been released as to any charges, and the State Department has issued no statement. (Probably wise, […]

 

Happy Veterans Day!

Posted by: ST on November 11, 2013 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

For those of you who have the day off today due to it being Veterans Day, please don’t forget the reason for the holiday: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride […]

 

What happens when you see American power as a problem?

Posted by: Phineas on October 22, 2013 at 5:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Simple: You do whatever you can to make sure it won’t be a problem much longer. While the president of the United States pitched his crumbling healthcare program like a late-night infomercial barker, the Army’s chief of staff made a shocking admission about national defense. Gen. Ray Odierno told a Washington conference Monday […]

 

The Snowden Scandal: Blazing Incompetence

Posted by: Phineas on October 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This reminds me frighteningly of the communications breakdowns that enabled the 9/11 attacks. Has no one learned anything? Apparently not: Just as Edward J. Snowden was preparing to leave Geneva and a job as a C.I.A. technician in 2009, his supervisor wrote a derogatory report in his personnel file, noting a distinct […]