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Brutal: NY Daily News on #Bergdahl deal — “Surrender without honor”

Posted by: Phineas on June 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Mind you, this is from one of the liberal newspapers in New York City: President Obama betrayed the highest obligation of his office — safeguarding national security — in trading five hard-core Taliban for the American serviceman who appears to have deserted in Afghanistan. The five sworn enemies of the United States […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

(Video) You really ought to go home

Posted by: Phineas on September 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas An interesting edition of Afterburner. Bill Whittle talks about a recent incident in which an American F-22 suggested that the pilot of an Iranian fighter “ought to go home” and then ties it to two well-known politicians who, themselves, should to do the same: That Obama canceled the F-22 should surprise no […]

 

#NeverForget 9-11: Remembering 9-11, and WTC victim Peter Edward Mardikian

Posted by: ST on September 11, 2013 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

**Reposting.  God bless, and never forget.  -ST** ———————————————————- Longtime readers of this blog will recognize this post, as I have published it here every 9-11 since 2006 in honor of Mr. Mardikian, and all victims of the 9-11 terror attacks, as part of DC Roe’s 9-11 remembrance project. I thought this year about doing another post for another […]

 

Some questions before we bomb Syria

Posted by: Phineas on August 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Threat Matrix, the blog of The Long War Journal, has some questions that need answering before President Obama, having decided Syria has crossed his ill-advised “red line,”  gives the “go” order. Here are a few of most interest to me: 3. Is there a possibility that the Aug. 21 attack was an accidental hit — of […]

 

“Heroic” Edward Snowden applies for membership in KGB veterans group

Posted by: Phineas on July 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This just gets better and better: Renegade National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied to join a group of former Russian intelligence and security officials, according to the group’s director. Participation in a union of former KGB security, intelligence, and police officials, would likely change Snowden’s status from that of a whistleblower […]

 

North Korea caught smuggling missiles though Panama Canal?

Posted by: Phineas on July 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Couldn’t be. I’m sure there’s an innocent explanation: A mystery with potential international ramifications is unfolding in Panama, where authorities discovered military equipment hidden inside a North Korean-flagged ship that originated in Cuba. Cuba has long been at odds with the United States, and North Korea is banned by the United Nations […]

 

Forest Jihad: Islamic terror group claims responsibility for Arizona fires

Posted by: Phineas on July 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A while back, when it seemed like all Colorado was afire, I wrote about the possibility of “forest jihad,” a form of war against the West advocated by al Qaeda as part of a death by a thousand cuts strategy — destroying resources, morale, etc. And while acts of forest jihad were suspected in Europe, Israel, […]

 

Paging John LeCarre! #NSA leaker a Chinese agent?

Posted by: Phineas on June 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is getting weirder and weirder, but, at the same time, tantalizingly plausible: Former CIA case officer Bob Baer revealed on CNN Sunday evening that intelligence officials were possibly considering Edward Snowden’s case as Chinese espionage, after Snowden came forward this afternoon from an undisclosed Hong Kong location. “Hong Kong is controlled by […]