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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 […]

 

You can’t kill a Gurkha. You can only make him mad, which is a bad idea.

Posted by: Phineas on October 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Image via Wikipedia) You’d think the Taliban would have learned from their last encounter with Her Majesty’s Nepalese soldiers, but, no, there’s always someone who thinks “this time, it will be different.” And that, my friends, is the definition of madness: Acting L/Cpl [Tuljung] Gurung, who serves with the Royal Gurkha Rifles, was […]

 

#Shutdown follies: Priests threatened with arrest for ministering to military

Posted by: Phineas on October 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Jeez, first they threaten to arrest 90-year old WW II  veterans for visiting their own monument, now they’re going after priests who dare to hold services during the shutdown: In a stunning development, some military priests are facing arrest if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on military bases during the […]

 

Unreal: Park Service threatens to arrest WWII vets who try to visit their memorial

Posted by: Phineas on October 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm » 15 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, you’ve heard the story today about the group of World War II veterans who had to break through barriers deliberately placed there by the Obama administration as part of its game-playing over the Democrat-forced government shutdown. It’s bad enough that they were deliberately inconveniencing 80-90 year old men who honorably served […]

 

How low can they go? Obama admin. blocked WWII vets from visiting their own memorial

Posted by: Phineas on October 1, 2013 at 8:59 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Pretty danged low, apparently. When I first read about a group of WWII veterans having to push past barriers in order to visit the World War II memorial, closed supposedly as part of the Democrat shutdown of the government, I figured it was one of those snafus one hears all too often […]