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9/11 ten years later: F-16 pilots were ready to ram Flight 93

Posted by: Phineas on September 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas All I can say is… wow: As remarkable as it seems now, there were no armed aircraft standing by and no system in place to scramble them over Washington. Before that morning, all eyes were looking outward, still scanning the old Cold War threat paths for planes and missiles coming over the […]


Missed opportunities: tapping the Taliban’s lines before 9/11

Posted by: Phineas on August 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Here’s a bombshell from late last week that was lost in all the brouhaha over the debt agreement and S&P’s downgrade of US debt. In the last years of the Clinton administration and the early months of Bush’s, we had a golden chance to tap Afghanistan’s cell-phone networks, probably including their communications […]


In response to Bush’s 9/11 reax, teens show more maturity than liberals

Posted by: ST on July 30, 2011 at 10:23 am » 9 Comments

It amazes me to this day how liberals still moan and groan about President Bush’s immediate reaction to learning the Twin Towers had been attacked. Bush has said more than once that the reason he kept his cool was because he didn’t want to jump up and scare the kids in the Florida classroom he […]


Meet Rambama – the Obama SEAL Team 6 action figure doll

Posted by: ST on May 12, 2011 at 9:34 am » 14 Comments

This is NOT the story I wanted to start out my morning reading: Navy SEALs have become national heroes since news broke that they took down Osama bin Laden, so it’s fitting that the newest action figure from a Connecticut company is a fierce-looking President Barack Obama as a SEAL. The minute Obama said late […]


Thiessen: US EITs were used to ‘elicit cooperation’ rather than gain intelligence

Posted by: ST on May 5, 2011 at 9:52 am » 10 Comments

In light of all the back and forth that has taken place in the aftermath of the bin Laden termination, specifically the renewed debate on the effectiveness of aggressive interrogations, Bush-era administration official and counterterrorism expert Marc Thiessen explains in a great column in the Washington Post what the enhanced interrogation techniques used by US […]


White House: Debate over EITs a “distraction from the broader picture”

Posted by: ST on May 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm » 7 Comments

Obama’s favorite word rears its ugly head once again: The chain of clues that led to the Abbottabad compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. special forces early Monday began with human intelligence. Senior administration officials have said key members of bin Laden’s inner-circle were flagged by post-9/11 detainees under interrogation, and that […]


Blame Bush: Tactics vilified by liberals paved the way for eventual OBL kill

Posted by: ST on May 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm » 6 Comments

Oh, how sweet it is: WASHINGTON – Officials say CIA interrogators in secret overseas prisons developed the first strands of information that ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. Current and former U.S. officials say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, provided the nom de guerre […]


Dear Pakistan: you have some explaining to do — Updated!

Posted by: Phineas on May 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Now that the cheering has mostly quieted from last night’s news that we finally nailed Osama bin Laden, serious questions are being asked about Pakistan’s role, if any, in sheltering America’s arch-enemy. Consider this excerpt from Philip Klein’s article on how the mission went down: Last August, intelligence officials tracked the [two […]


The most awesome image you’ll ever see on the FBI’s website

Posted by: ST on May 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm » 8 Comments

yes. Yes. YES: Still so much information rolling in as to what went down, etc. You can catch up on all he latest developments, including learning more about the Navy SEAL team involved in taking out Public Enemy Number One, here.


BREAKING: Osama bin Laden dead as a result of US strike (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on May 1, 2011 at 11:25 pm » 16 Comments

Multiple news outlets are reporting the news. Not confirmed as to how or which country (Afghanistan or Pakistan). The President will be issuing a statement shortly on the matter. Absolutely awesome news. It’s a symbolic victory as the war on terror will go on nevertheless, but that doesn’t diminish the historic significance of this kill. […]