Sixty minutes is about a year late and a billion dollars short on this, but you should watch this video that basically destroys the White House’s long-debunked contention that the Benghazi attack could not have been foreseen. Several witnesses have now gone public with what they saw in the months and weeks leading up to the attack that night. Al-Qaeda has stated their intention to launch three attacks and carried out two of them. Al-Qaeda … Read more
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Sixty-eight dead. At least 175 injured. About 30 hostages still inside, as well as perhaps a dozen gunmen.
Those are the grim numbers, more than a day after Islamist attackers stormed an upscale Nairobi mall on Saturday, spraying bullets and holding shoppers captive.
The tense standoff continued into Sunday night, with sporadic gunfire heard through the day and at least one explosion.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta told reporters Sunday afternoon the Kenyan
Thought I’d throw this out there. As you know, we are under a terror alert:
What started as an unprecedented move to close almost two dozen diplomatic posts for a day has broadened to week-long closures for most of them as the United States mulls the threat of a possible attack.
A trio of factors prompted officials to extend most of its embassy and consulate closures until Saturday: an intercepted message among senior al
Young Master Poosh asked me yesterday to check out a new study on the wisdom and effectiveness of the US’s use of drone strikes in Pakistan and other places. I had my doubts because it sounded like something a Soros-affiliated group would come up with, but I’m always up for a good read. Or even a bad one (send me shit! I need ideas!).
Anyhow, I was right. It’s a left-wing academia thing assisted by … Read more
You know I am the first to bust on Obama, and man does this guy provide a target rich environment, but I am going to have to tell people that are focusing on the lack of response in Benghazi that they are wrong to bitch about that. Yes, they had a drone over the area, unarmed from what I hear, and yes, it took 6 hours for the whole debacle to play out, but neither … Read more
Isn’t that what this is?
The US ambassador to Libya is among four Americans killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, President Barack Obama has confirmed.
Unidentified armed men stormed the grounds overnight amid uproar among Muslims over a US-produced film said to insult the Prophet Muhammad.
They shot at buildings and threw handmade bombs into the compound.
It is still unclear how the ambassador, J Christopher Stevens, and the others
You know, if our politics were in any way sane, this piece, about how the Obama Administration decides on drone strikes, would be a big fucking deal. It came out two weeks ago and I’ve been tossing it around in my head while I waited for the liberal explosion of rage that would accompany an article indicating Mitt Romney was even planning something like it. I’m still waiting.
Mr. Obama is the liberal law
I’ve been warning for some time that the regime of indefinite detention of terror suspects — started by Bush and continued by Obama — would not stay confined to foreign terrorist (it never really was, as Jose Padilla could tell you). Well, here we go:
Either Monday or Tuesday the Senate will vote on a bill that allows the US military to imprison civilians with no formal charges and hold them with no trial.
Anwar al-Awlaki just became the latest in what is becoming a pretty impressive tally for this Administration:
A missile fired from an American drone aircraft in Yemen on Friday killed Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American-born cleric who was a leading figure in Al Qaeda’s affiliate there, according to an official in Washington.
Many of the details of the strike were unclear, but the official said that the drone fired a Hellfire missile and killed Mr.
I’ve been tinkering with this piece for a week now, writing and deleting paragraphs, piling on links, reading what everyone else is saying, hoping some glorious insight would descend from the heavens (assuming my glorious insight bill is paid up). But the more I think about 9/11 and the decade that has followed, the more I keep circling back to one thought:
We are still here.
Ten years have passed. Osama bin Laden and most … Read more