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Forgive me, but this is another example of the laziness of the media, and it continues to irk me. Kismayo was vital to al-Shabab. It was through the port that the militants, who have sworn their allegiance to al-Qaeda, imported their arms and ammunition. (emphasis added) This is a commentary being offered by the BBC’s […]

War on Terror

One afternoon three years ago, Francis Van Asten drove to the Mall of America, near Minneapolis, and started recording. First he filmed driving to the mall. Then he filmed a plane landing at the nearby airport, and then he strolled inside the mall and kept recording as he walked. He says he was taking a […]

Thank God for Rand Paul

From TPM: If Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) keeps holding up the PATRIOT Act by insisting on voting on his amendments, it could have “dire consequences” for our nation’s national security, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) charged on the floor of the Senate Wednesday. “When the clock strikes midnight tomorrow, we will be giving terrorists […]

Who Killed Bin Ladin?

The Daily Show skewers the debate about who really killed bin Ladin – and the Obama administration for their tepidity.

More on TSA

Sigh. This is useful context on the pornography and groping from TSA. It’s context you almost never hear though, because the authorities are too busy saying “just trust us and shut up” to anyone who’ll listen. Of course we aren’t listening and can’t really be expected to trust the TSA/security agencies given their recent history […]

Israel is Not Barbaric

Unlike all those barbaric Muslim/Palestinians they’ve been fighting: Two Israeli soldiers convicted of using a Palestinian child as a human shield during an offensive in Gaza in 2009 have received suspended sentences and been demoted. The soldiers had forced the nine-year-old boy to open suspected booby-trapped bags at gunpoint. It occurred during Israel’s three-week conflict […]

Right-Wing Terrorism

I’ve been worried about right-wing political violence for a while, because it’s been going on for a while. The Oklahoma City bombing, the Branch Davidians in Waco, Eric Rudolph and the bombings at the Atlanta Olympics – all of these were big deals. All of them, mostly, forgotten – as are the innumerable other examples […]