Showing posts with label bombings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bombings. Show all posts

Pentagon Holds Gala Celebrating 25 Years Of Bombing Iraq

cut from the Onion.    Bringing together the many civilian leaders and military strategists who helped them reach such a historic milestone, Pentagon officials held a lavish black-tie gala Sunday at which, sources said, they commemorated 25 years of the United States bombing Iraq. Hundreds of active-duty and retired military officers, high-   ... MORE

Paul Joseph Watson: Obama's Compassion Toward ISIS

Obama Gave ISIS 45 minute warning before bombing.   The Obama White House is giving ISIS a 45 minute warning before bombing their oil tankers by dropping leaflets advising potential jihadists to flee before air strikes in Syria. “Get out of your trucks now, and run away from them. Warning: air strikes are coming. Oil trucks will be    ... MORE

Glenn Greenwald: CNN And The NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated The Afghan Hospital Attack

George W. Bush would have no such luck.       Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early on that the perpetrator of the attack was the U.S., and many media outlets and other organizations around the world have been stating this without    ... MORE

Barry Farber: Little Boy, Big Flash

In praise of the life-saving bomb.     A recent study revealed that over 98 percent of 3-year-olds believe the reason there’s glass on television sets is to keep the people from falling out! Is there a comparably grotesque absurdity among grown-ups? The answer is Yes, and it comes to mind every August when the anniversary of the      ... MORE

Steve Chapman: The FBI Prospers By Feeding Fear

Careful, he might be behind the tree.     James Comey became FBI director last year, at a time when Osama bin Laden was dead, terrorism at home was on the decline and the United States was shrinking its inflammatory presence in the Muslim world. So naturally, he says the danger is way worse than you think. Referring to al-Qaida groups  ... MORE

The Corruptions Of Being The World's Policeman

Matt Welch on the folly of playing international sheriff.    In making the case for a Syrian war to the Senate on September 3, Secretary of State John Kerry made so many bad arguments-including insisting repeatedly that the proposed bombing campaign would in fact not be a war, at least "in the classic sense"-that most viewers probably   ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: The President's Embarrassment

Figleaf justifying war falls to the ground.      When Secretary of State John Kerry, apparently irritated by a lack of sleep, gave a snippy and what he thought was an unrealistic reply to a reporter's question at a London press conference last weekend, he hardly could have imagined the world's response. Asked whether there is anything Syrian   ... MORE

Carl Svanberg: U.S. Should Not Intervene In Syria

It makes no difference to victims what weapon is used.    On August 21, Syria crossed the line by allegedly using chemical weapons against its own people. Obama has, therefore, decided that it’s time for the US to punish Syria. Assuming he gets Congress on his side, the US will once more be dragged into another senseless war in the Middle    ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: War, War, What Is It Good For?

All about the bragging rights.        President Obama's request for express congressional authorization for a limited aerial invasion of Syria raises profound legal and constitutional questions. For starters, there is simply no legal basis in international law to support an American invasion of Syria. Yet, notwithstanding that, federal law permits        ... MORE

Steve Chapman: Surveillance Cameras Are Not All That

A help in Boston, but are cameras really a good idea? Video surveillance cameras have been growing in popularity for years, but in recent weeks their advance has gotten a turbo boost. After helping to identify two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, they went from occasionally desirable to universally vital.  Mayor Rahm     ... MORE

John C. Goodman: Guns, Bombs And Government

More hollow rhetoric from the ruling class.   If you ever doubted the inability of the federal government to protect you from harm, events of the past few weeks should have been a clincher. While Congress was dithering about a background-check-for-gun-buyers bill, President Obama was out on the hustings — in full campaign mode — trying to gin up ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: The Bogus 'Public Safety' Exception

The Fifth Amendment doesn't need to be sacrificed.   Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, captured last Friday evening, was not informed of his right to remain silent and his right to a lawyer until Monday morning, nearly three days after his arrest. The FBI said the delay was justified under the "public safety" exception to Miranda v.   ... MORE

Boston: The MSM's Exploded "Journalism"

by Edward Cline.   Over the years, I have watched via Internet video countless IED (Improvised Explosive Device) explosions detonated on American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. So, when I read the news of the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15th, and watched the videos of the incident, I was certain that it was a terrorist bombing that killed  ... MORE

Pamela Geller: The Epic Failure Of Our Intel Agencies

Losing our liberties in trade for what security?       I find it very disconcerting that thirty-six hours (as of this writing) after the Boston terrorist bombing, law enforcement and counterterrorism officials are running hotlines and calls for "anyone seen with an unusually heavy, dark bag" in the Boston area.  A $50,000 reward has been offered for     ... MORE

Karin McQuillan: Why Obama Chose To Let Them Die

What if al-Qaeda is not "on the run?" The burning question is why Obama didn't give orders to defend our consulate and American lives in Benghazi.  The answer is becoming clearer each time President Obama and Secretary of Defense Panetta issue a denial or explanation of their inaction.  To the president's surprise, he chanced on an honest   ... MORE

Why Obama's Libya Actions Should Cost Him The Election

by Andrew Napolitano. The final presidential debate earlier this week was a tailor-made opportunity for Mitt Romney to rip into President Obama's inconsistent, value-free and at times incoherent foreign policy. And it was also an opportunity for the president to explain his administration's material misrepresentations on the murders of our ambassador and others    ... MORE