One Year Ago Today We Started Bombing Syria; ISIS Still Alive and Well

What have we accomplished by bombing Syria to defeat ISIS? Mostly just stimulus for the munitions industry. A few days ago I posted about our attempts to train and arm soldiers to fight against ISIS. The results were expensive and useless. But we have also been pursuing another means of dealing with ISIS. A year ago today we began bombing Syria thinking that, if we blew up enough ISIS locations, we would hurt the group. The Charles Koch Institute website explains, The strikes were launched Read more […]

Memorial Day Means Support the Troops, not their Killers

That sickening feeling you get on Memorial Day when you read about your government intentionally empowering terrorists. Yesterday was Memorial Day, a day wherein we honor those who have demonstrated commitment, and often suffered so much in what was usually an honest attempt to serve the land they love. Many of these fellow countrymen deserve our gratitude and respect. As for those who send them overseas at the behest of psychopaths, lobbyists, and other criminal masterminds who should never Read more […]

CIA Veteran: Be Scared of Monsters We Made to Deal with Monsters We Promised to Protect You From, which We Made

A CIA veteran is pushing for Americans to be scared of terrorists so that we’ll endorse the same war on terror that financed and recruited those terrorists. First, we go into Aghanistan and restore its opium production (totally unintentionally I’m sure) and never find bin Laden. Next, we invade Iraq on the basis of false claims about weapons of mass destruction and somehow, as part of the war on terror, decimating the country and making it a place where terrorists thrive—terrorists that Read more […]

ISIS Boasts In Terrorists Slaughtered in Texas

I’m not sure why ISIS boasts about being defeated, but hopefully they will have more opportunities to do so. Somehow, if I were ISIS, I wouldn’t be bragging about this one. Dear ISIS, You “sent” two armed yahoos in (jihadis… yahoos… same thing), and they marvelously succeeded in shooting one guard in the ankle. Then these mighty Islamic warriors ended up aerated multiple times and bleeding in the street, dead. I guess we’re supposed to be afraid of such awesome displays of military Read more […]

Is There a Terror Recruiting Problem in Minnesota?

According to the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, “We have a terror recruiting problem.” What does that mean? It is possible that this new story grossly exaggerates what was going on. I’m so used to news stories where the FBI recruits and sets up the terror plot in order to “intervene” and make public arrests, that I can’t help but be suspicious. But, at this point, as far as I know this may all be quite genuine. According to ABC 5 Eyewitness News, Six Minnesotans who appeared in federal Read more […]

Michael Gerson Tells Huge Lie That Americans Want to Believe

Michael Gerson attacks Rand Paul and shows what kind of delusions he thinks his readers want to embrace. Ironically, Gerson’s headline in the Washington Post is “Rand Paul’s grand deception.” I don’t want to say much about Rand Paul in this post. I’m more interested in Gerson’s sick denial of the truths he admits in his own column. What kind of mental illness pervades our nation that we actually read this stuff? Gerson writes about an anti-war push by Rand Paul back when he filibustered Read more […]

Obama Administration: Yemen Is One of our Successes

The Obama Administration insists that Yemen still counts as a counter-terrorism success. How do we measure success or failure in our counterterrorism operations? We don’t know that U.S. drone strikes and other activities made Yemen more politically unstable or merely failed to save the contry. But in order to be able to claim that the Administration’s campaigns there have been successful, the Administration needs to be able to demonstrate to us that they at least understand the situation Read more […]

Terrorists: Is UK Government Apathetic or Incompetent or …?

“Jihadi John” still has access to his bank account; the UK Government has done nothing about it. Does the UK government really care about terrorism? You would think that it is self-evident that people in the UK government have self-interested reasons to care deeply about it since they don’t want to be killed by terrorists. Nevertheless, this motive has not been sufficient to get people within the UK government to take basic actions against terrorists. According to the Washington Times, “Jihadi Read more […]

CIA Cash Went to Al Qaeda

New York Times reports that CIA cash wound up going into Al Qaeda hands. But there is more to the story. When I saw this story in the New York Times, I assumed it was going to involve the basic ways the CIA has been funding terrorists, including Al Qaeda (whether directly or not, before 9/11, I don’t know for sure), since the late seventies. But no, it is about one small incompetent bit of terrorist financing, not intentional financing: “CIA Cash Ended Up in Coffers of Al Qaeda.” In Read more […]

Why Democrat Tax Hike Proposal Should be Taken Seriously

The Tea Party needs to seriously consider the meaning of this proposed tax hike. I’ve called Republicans “Traitors” for suggesting a tax hike, and I am not interested in cooperating with a Democrat’s proposed tax hike. The reason I think the proposal should be taken seriously is not because I want taxes raised, but because the call for new taxes reveals something important about the choices we face as a nation. CNS News reports, “Dem. Senator Calls For ‘War Surtax’ To Fight Read more […]

Defeating ISIS

A strategy for defeating ISIS is going to require something more than weapons. I have said it before, and I will keep on saying it: The key to defeating ISIS—and all of Islam—is not the military, but missionaries. Countless Muslims throughout the most hardened regions on earth are coming to faith in Jesus Christ—despite the many dangers it brings to them. Many others—maybe even more—are reportedly rejecting Islam and becoming practical (or real) atheists, because they are so Read more […]

Why Won’t They Just Say It?

Our leaders won’t say it but it is true: we are fighting an Islamic enemy. The White House is holding a summit this week titled “Countering Violent Extremism,” but you won’t hear them using the words “Islamic extremism”—and that’s on purpose. Why won’t the Obama administration identify the dangerous ideology that is responsible for many of the world’s terrorist groups and threats? Islamic extremism is a clear and present danger to both the U.S. and the international community, Read more […]