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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 […]

 

Deval Patrick: “You guys can handle the terrorists, I’m catching some Zs.”

Posted by: Phineas on June 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You’re the Governor of Massachusetts. Islamic terrorists have just blown up a major sporting sporting event in your state’s capital city, killing several and wounding hundreds.  Boston is on lock-down, the police have done everything except declare martial law, and the terrorists are on the loose. No one knows where they are […]

 

The Obama admin’s current national security “priorities” – summed up in one tweet

Posted by: ST on May 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm » 5 Comments

Fox News’ Martha MacCallum gets right to the heart of the matter – short, sweet, to the point (via Twitchy Team): As a “national security risk” who got more time and attention, #Rosen or #Tsarnaev ? — martha maccallum (@marthamaccallum) May 25, 2013 Any questions? Let’s all say a little prayer that Ms. MacCallum does […]

 

Boston Marathon bombing: terrorism on the cheap, financed by us?

Posted by: Phineas on April 24, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 8 Comments

**Phineas I wrote yesterday about questions regarding the Tsarnaev brothers’ financial resources and how they could afford what at first glance appeared to be a comfortable lifestyle and prepare their atrocities without some outside support. Well, it appears they had some help: the taxpayers of Massachusetts. Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded […]

 

Breaking: Canadians foil Iranian/al Qaeda New York-Toronto train attack

Posted by: Phineas on April 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas They love hitting mass transportation. Breaking in The Washington Examiner: Canadian security officials announced today that they thwarted a terrorist attack on a passenger train reportedly traveling from New York City to Toronto, planned by two men allegedly tied to al Qaeda. “I commend our Canadian counterterrorism partners, particularly the Royal Canadian […]

 

Honey trap: US missile defense contractor sold secrets to the Chinese for sex

Posted by: Phineas on March 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s amazing how stupid we get when our hormones and feelings are involved: a 59 years old former Army officer, who now works on missile defense, has thrown his career, his honor, and his life away for a woman half his age… who also happened to be a Chinese spy. “According to […]