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Syria: maybe the world will get lucky and they’ll all snuff each other

Posted by: Phineas on December 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The Assad family dictatorship has been pretty darned awful, but the opposition isn’t any better. The al-Nusra front, a major component of the Free Syrian Army that’s fighting to overthrow Assad, is about to be declared a terrorist organization. Given al Nusra’s involvement in the massacre of civilians and their connection to […]

 

Pearl Harbors then and now

Posted by: Phineas on December 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In the last surprise attack on American soil before 9/11, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor: (Credit: Aviation History) My grandfather was a Petty Officer aboard the USS Nevada during the battle. Below are a couple of pictures of his ship under attack, the only battleship to get underway that day: …and… (Both […]

 

Benghazi Consulate Massacre: a word of caution about those emails

Posted by: Phineas on October 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Yesterday I wrote about emails sent from Libya to the State Department and the White House, among others, indicating that an al Qaeda subsidiary, Ansar al Sharia, had taken credit for the assault on our consulate that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans. These emails seemed to […]

 

Benghazi consulate massacre: Obama knew who did it within two hours and lied to us. UPDATE: emails withheld from Senate?

Posted by: Phineas on October 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm » 15 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Dear Mr. President: Let this be a teaching moment for you not to throw the intelligence and foreign service communities under the bus. They know things you’d rather be kept secret. Try to make them the fall guys, and those things will …somehow… become public: Officials at the White House and State […]

 

Benghazi consulate massacre: White House knew within 24 hours it was a terrorist attack

Posted by: Phineas on September 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It was on September 11th, 2012, that our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and a supposedly secret safe house there were attacked by jihadists allied with al Qaeda. Our ambassador was raped and murdered. Three other Americans died in the slaughter. For over a week after the attack, spokespeople for the Obama Administration, […]

 

House GOP protests any plan to release Blind Sheikh

Posted by: Phineas on September 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Looks like I’m not the only one who finds this rumor credible. Several House Republican committee chairmen have written the Secretary of State and the Attorney General to say “Don’t you dare:” The lawmakers called recent reports that the inspiration behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing could be released in a […]

 

Dear President Obama: no, no, no, NO!!!

Posted by: Phineas on September 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This had better just be a rumor: The U.S. State Department is actively considering negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze. “Humanitarian reasons” my rear […]

 

Arguments against the President “Valerie, may I?” story

Posted by: Phineas on July 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Yesterday I posted an article about the assertion in a forthcoming book by journalist Richard Miniter that President Obama let himself be talked out of the bin Laden assassination mission three times, before finally okaying it, by long-time close adviser Valerie Jarrett, a corrupt slum-lord. Now that I’ve had 24 hours to […]

 

Secrets? We don’t need no steeenking secrets!

Posted by: Phineas on June 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, what the heck? Why not tell al-Qaeda just what we’re doing in North Africa, where we’re doing it from, and what kinds of planes we’re flying? And while we’re at it, let’s give them the nuclear launch codes, too: U.S. expands secret intelligence operations in Africa Note that word “secret” Shh! […]

 

Yemen underwear-bomb plot: I was right

Posted by: Phineas on May 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A few days ago, when writing about the revelation of a Al Qaeda plot to blow up a commercial flight with a new and improved underwear bomb and our penetration of said plot, I speculated as to why we were hearing about what should have been a top-secret operation: With the economy […]