War on Terror

A water drop and ripples

There needs to be a movie about the “Pineapple Express”

By Marc Comtois | August 27, 2021 |

No, not a sequel, but a movie about the inspiring story coming out of Afghanistan about “an all-volunteer group of American veterans of the Afghan war launched a final daring mission on Wednesday night dubbed the “Pineapple Express” to shepherd hundreds of at-risk Afghan elite forces and their families to safety…”  Hollywood used to be able…

A 9/11 jumper and a person falling from a plane leaving Afghanistan

The War on Terror has become a dreadful circle of people falling to their deaths.

By Justin Katz | August 16, 2021 |

This is dreadful.  Haunting.  Soul shaking.  Short video clips tell the story of people attempting to cling to the outside of airplanes to escape Afghanistan after the Biden administration’s inexcusable botching of troop withdrawals. The image immediately brings to mind the people who jumped or fell from the Twin Towers on 9/11/01. That day, and…

Apache helicopter in Afghanistan

Scott Horton on Afghanistan

By John Loughlin | August 14, 2021 |

John Loughlin discusses events in Afghanistan with author Scott Horton.

Screenshot of online magazine with Speaker fire story

Left-wing terrorists claim to Abolition Media Worldwide that they torched Speaker Shekarchi’s office over legal evictions.

By Justin Katz | May 31, 2021 |

Terrorists can claim responsibility for anything bad that happens, especially when they do so anonymously.  Still, it’s an unexpected development to see this statement (labeled as “received by email”) on a website that bills itself as “an online news source for revolutionary movements, with information about militant actions, analysis, and features about local struggles from…

[2013 post] One Bombing Suspect Dead, Another Possibly Surrounded in Watertown MA

By Carroll Andrew Morse | April 19, 2013 |

A press release from the Middlesex County (MA) District Attorney, via Reuters, has information on everything that’s been confirmed as of 5AM, related to last night’s murder of an MIT police officer and shootout in Watertown, very likely related to the Boston Marathon bombing… Police are investigating a fatal shooting of MIT campus police officer…

Notebook Entry: “[National Security Letter] court decision”

By Carroll Andrew Morse | April 5, 2013 |

NSL court decision — In mid-March, a Federal district court judge in California ruled the use of “national security letters” to be unconstitutional (Wall Street Journal story here). NSL’s are letters issued by the FBI, without prior judicial approval, that require telecommunications companies to provide data to the government. There are two major issues with…

Rand Paul’s Concerns are Valid — But His Position Should Let Him Do More than Just Filibuster About Them

By Carroll Andrew Morse | March 7, 2013 |

1. The idea of the executive branch of the United States government creating a kill list, or a capture or kill list, is not a question of whether the President can order the Armed Forces to respond to organized threats that cross into the United States. Targeting a foreign facility or foreign forces operationally engaged…

The Benghazi Coverup

By Marc Comtois | October 26, 2012 |

It’s been the cover-up story “relegated” to Fox News and the internet. But perhaps it will change now that we know the Obama Administration refused the CIA military support 3 times during the Benghazi Consulate attack. [A]n urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent…

Lara Logan on Al Qaeda in Afghanistan

By Marc Comtois | October 11, 2012 |

I know it’s the economy and we’re all war weary, but we can’t ignore foreign policy. Benghazi has shown that. So does the current state of Afghanistan. The reason we got into Afghanistan–the support provided to Al Qaeda by the Taliban–still exists. CBS News correspondent Lara Logan did a report for “60 Minutes” a couple…

Things We Read Today, 9

By Justin Katz | September 12, 2012 |

No deep theme, today, but bad British commentary, union priorities, stimulus as wishlist, the fame of Dinesh, and a response to Dan Yorke’s Congressional District 1 analysis.