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The Humanity Paradox

Sometimes, lessons are learned from the most unexpected places. This is one of those times. MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Via FOX News) –  Traditional hunters armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets have gathered in their hundreds, eager to use their skills and what they believe to be supernatural powers to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted […]

Eternal Sunshine of the Intolerant Mind

I am an intolerant man. Ask anyone who has ever exchanged anything beyond social pleasantries with me, and they'll confirm it. I am an intolerant man, and this is my manifesto. Once, caught up in the "liberal at 20" portion of the well-known (wrongly attributed) quote about the impact of aging on one's political ideology, […]

Boston Bombing Fallout

In the two weeks plus after the Boston Marathon bombings, we have learned quite a bit about the terrorists and their family. One scandalous fact is that these cretins had received welfare benefits.   Imagine that, immigrants that are welcomed into the best country on earth, provided with security and an education and even public assistance, repay […]

Liberal utopia fall down go boom

From The American Spectator, if you read one thing today, read "Jihad Blows Up the Liberal Utopia." Jihad has blown up The Liberal Utopia. The visionary liberal land of political and social perfection. President Obama is not happy — and he isn’t alone. You know the place. The Liberal Utopia is a land where gun background […]

More on the Boston Bombers from Hansen and Hinderaker

Two excellent dissections about the inability of many to come to grips with the reality of Islamism in our society. First, Victor Davis Hansen: "The Paradoxes of the Boston Bombings": A certain American (or for that matter Westernized) resident or citizen — usually male, almost always young, born a Muslim, prone to guilt over temporary […]

If you want to learn about Chechen jihad…

Read this book: These folks have been fighting the Soviets and Russians for generations. Very, very dangerous. You do not fuck around with these guys. P.S., This book was published in 2007. P.P.S., Bodansky was one of the analysts who very presciently wrote about bin Laden's intentions towards the United States well before the horrible […]

February 26, 1993 (Updated)

Twenty years ago today, I happened to be in New York City on the last day of a consulting gig with a large international bank. As I left the offices of the bank to walk to my hotel to checkout, I decided to stop for a bite to eat on the way to LaGuardia for […]

Two stories about Iranian cyber-attackers

Panetta says cyber attackers accessed controls for critical US infrastructure: In a blunt admission designed to prod action, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Thursday night told business executives there has been a sudden escalation of cyber terrorism and that attackers have managed to gain access to control systems for critical infrastructure. In a speech in New […]

Must watch video: Lara Logan 2012 BGA Annual Luncheon Keynote Speech

South African television and radio journalist, and war correspondent, Lara Logan, has blown the lid off the official position on the war against radical Islam, and the campaign in Afghanistan. "We think we've won the campaign when they haven't begun to fight." Former ambassador Ryan Crocker.

From Diana West: ‘The Anti-Blasphemy, Anti-First-Amendment President’

Superb essay: "The Anti-Blasphemy, Anti-First-Amendment President." Who said the following: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” Iran’s Ahmadinejad? Egypt’s Morsi? Some little-known, fatwa-flinging cleric increasing the bounty on Salman Rushdie’s head? None of the above. The words are President Obama’s, and he spoke them this week to the […]

No Future For You!

Jim Geraghty ponders a sentence from Obama's UNGA speech that, quite frankly, has vexed me as well since hearing it live a couple days ago. Let's look at it in Obama context, shall we? And as we have seen again and again, Obama context is always much worse than the 'out-of-context'... "The future must not […]

Next in The Muslim Brotherhood Crosshairs…

The camel's body appears to be following its nose under the tent. An October surprise? Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face Arab Spring street pressure for his abdication. Debkafile’s Middle East […]

“Once Again We See Islam Self-Detonate…”

Nobody says it better, or more frankly than Pat Condell. More from Roger Kimball at PJM... It’s often observed that Islam is an iconoclastic religion: they don’t like images of many things, especially of the prophet-in-chief, Ab? al-Q?sim Mu?ammad ibn ?Abd All?h ibn ?Abd al-Mu??alib ibn H?shim, i.e., Muhammad. We know this from, Oh, many […]

Senator Rubio on Foreign Aid to Libya, Egypt and Pakistan

Bravo Senator Rubio. What a great patriot and leader.

No Justification for the Murder of U.S. Diplomats, We Have Nothing to Apologize For, Ros-Lehtinen Says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 12, 2012 House Foreign Affairs Committee; Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman: