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#IRS: Going after veterans’ groups?

Posted by: Phineas on August 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, here’s a surprise (he wrote in sarcasm): while harassing Tea Party and other conservative groups –and interfering with their ability to participate in the 2012 elections, coincidentally enough– our public servants in the IRS decided it would be a good idea to audit veterans organizations, the members of which are largely […]

 

Good News: Ft. Hood shooter found guilty, eligible for death penalty

Posted by: Phineas on August 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You wanted to wage jihad fi sabil Allah, Nidal Hasan? Fine. You can also hang for it: Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow soldiers to […]

 

#Benghazi: And, just like that, the missing colonel is found

Posted by: Phineas on July 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Funny how that works, when Congress controls the appropriations leash: The U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to make available to Congress a Marine Corps colonel who was in command of U.S. Special Forces in Northern Africa on the night armed terrorists staged a military-style assault on an American diplomatic outpost in […]

 

Mexican Marines capture Los Zetas chief

Posted by: Phineas on July 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Wow. This is huge news: One of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords has been captured: Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, also known as “Z-40.” Trevino Morales, leader of the brutal Los Zetas cartel, was caught Sunday by Mexico Marines in his hometown of Nuevo Laredo, just over the U.S. border, CBS News has learned. […]

 

#Benghazi: House Republicans want to talk to key colonel, but the Pentagon can’t find him??

Posted by: Phineas on July 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, this is interesting: Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chain of command the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. As such, he’s high on the list of people that some Republican members of […]

 

Navy judge: Obama exerted “unlawful command influence” on military sexual assault sentencing

Posted by: ST on June 15, 2013 at 10:55 am » 5 Comments

Stars and Stripes reports on an interesting ruling coming out of a Hawaii military court this week involving two defendants in separate sexual assault cases: Two defendants in military sexual assault cases cannot be punitively discharged, if found guilty, because of “unlawful command influence” derived from comments made by President Barack Obama, a judge ruled […]

 

D-day: storming the castle — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on June 6, 2013 at 9:30 am » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sixty-nine years ago today, American, British, Canadian, French, and Polish soldiers charged the gates of Hell — and won: Black Five put up an excellent roundup of D-Day posts from many blogs a few years ago. It’s still worth reviewing. And have a look at this entry for a photo essay on D-Day. Photo courtesy of Confederate […]

 

#Benghazi: Obama denied aid to attacked consulate – confirmed?

Posted by: Phineas on May 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Last November, in a post about the Benghazi consulate massacre and the question of military relief, I wrote about the question of “cross-border authority” – that is, who has the power to order our military to enter another country without their permission, per force an act of war. Quoting an article at PJM by Matt […]

 

Important Reminder: Harry Reid is despicable

Posted by: Phineas on March 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Seven Marines were killed in a training accident in Nevada last night. So, how does Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader, Democrat of Nevada, respond to this tragic accident? Does he offer condolences to the families? Prayers for the dead? Ask for a moment of silence?That’s what any decent human being would do. […]

 

So, I get the impression Michael Rubin isn’t too happy with John McCain…

Posted by: Phineas on February 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Background: On “Meet the Press,” Senator McCain (R-AZ) said he would no longer hold up the confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, even though he doesn’t believe Hagel is qualified. That lead to Rubin’s rant: What McCain is, in effect, saying is that he has no personal or professional problem […]