Please, Mr. President, help us out

A thoughtful defense of the raid on Al-Qaeda in Yemen, in which Navy SEAL Ryan Owens and a number of Yemeni civilians were killed. It notes that the planning took place under the previous President and castigates the "journalism" practiced. RTWTIt also illustrates what is already so wearying about Trump's Presidency. A slice: Rather than… Continue reading Please, Mr. President, help us out

This is a little much…

...coming from the party of Harry "The War is lost" Reid, John "Marines are cold-blooded killers" Murtha, Barack "We must leave Iraq in 16 months" Obama, Nancy "Bush lied" Pelosi, and John "Cut and run" Kerry.The Obama Administration says criticizing their policy of Mirandizing terrorists aids al-Qaeda. John Brennan, Assistant to the President and Deputy… Continue reading This is a little much…


Today, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, along with Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security John Brennan, held a Press Conference regarding the intelligence review occasioned by the Christmas Day airplane bombing attempt. The whole transcript is here, but I'd like to consider just one Q&A:Q What was the most shocking, stunning thing… Continue reading Fools

Another "rehabilitated" detainee

So, can we use this as evidence if we catch these guys again?Two men released from the US "war on terror" prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have appeared in a video posted on a jihadist website, the SITE monitoring service reported...."By Allah, imprisonment only increased our persistence in our principles for which we went out,… Continue reading Another "rehabilitated" detainee

Now what?

Our new President has moved to fulfill one of his campaign promises: Getting the prisoners, no few of them hard-core terrorists, out of our detention center at Guantánamo. This he did in the absence of any plan as to where the displaced guests might be transferred, as if their Guantánamo location was in and of… Continue reading Now what?

Abu Khabab al-Masri at room temperature

Al-Qaida confirms death of leading commander al-MasriCAIRO - Al-Qaida yesterday confirmed the death of a top commander accused of training the suicide bombers who killed 17 American sailors on the USS Cole eight years ago. Abu Khabab al-Masri had a $5-million bounty on his head from the United States, and was believed to have been… Continue reading Abu Khabab al-Masri at room temperature

Three things

1- If you've read Michael Yon's Moment of Truth in Iraq (and you should) you will probably take the following with caution. Security in Mosul is a big problem. It is Al-Qaeda's last redoubt, however.In Mosul, Al-Qaeda’s last redoubt, the group still held sway as recently as Easter. Now it lacks the strength to fight… Continue reading Three things