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Staying Alive as a Nation President Must Update U.S. Strategic Doctrine
By Dr. Louis René Beres Friday, June 12, 2009

By Dr. Louis Rene’ Beres, Lieutenant General Thomas McInerny (USAF Ret.) and Major General Paul E. Vallely (U.S. Army Ret.)

In the latter part of 2008, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, in a speech before the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said that the United States would hold “fully accountable” any country or organization that assisted terrorists in the acquisition or use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons.

Is Petraeus an Islamic Tool?
By Diana West Friday, June 12, 2009

I’ve never been a huge fan of General David Petraeus due to 1) his elevation as an advisor of David “Accidental Guerilla” Kilcullen (whose Islam-free war analysis blinds the US to this day), 2) his PC reliance on “hearts and minds” (at one point in Iraq, he ordered posters hung in every barracks asking, “What Have You Done To Win Iraqi Hearts and Minds Today?”), and, not least, 3) his abject failure to force the belligerency of Iran into the national debate over U.S. strategy in Iraq

President Has “More Effective” Method to Get Intel from Terrorists - What Is It?
By Dennis Prager Friday, June 12, 2009

In his latest address - on Guantanamo detainees - President Obama said something of extraordinary importance that seems to have been missed by the media:

“I know some have argued that brutal methods like water-boarding were necessary to keep us safe. I could not disagree more. I reject the assertion that these are the most effective means of interrogation.”

As this president chooses his words carefully, these claims need to be understood.

Terrorism,Counter-Terrorism and Religious Sacrifice
By Dr. Louis René Beres Friday, June 12, 2009

As President Barack Obama proceeds with the inherently flawed idea of a “Two-State Solution” in the Middle East, he will inevitably fail to quell certain still-impending anti-American terrorism. In this connection, Mr. Obama would be well advised to recognize that the core basis of Jihadist terror will likely have little if anything to do with worldly strategy and tactics. Rather, it will be, fundamentally, an expression of religious sacrifice.

Taliban Terrorists Attack Pakistani Hotel Killing 11 and Wounding 50
By Jim Kouri Wednesday, June 10, 2009

(The following is based on a New York City Police Department intelligence report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police Terrorism Committee.)

Two vehicles and gunmen on foot attacked Pakistan’s Pearl Continental Hotel on Tuesday at 11:00 PM (Pakistani time) killing 11 people and wounding another 50. Among the dead was a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, according to Detective Richard Kaminski of the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau.

Islamic Terrorism: A brief history lesson for President Barack Obama
By Jim Kouri Friday, June 5, 2009

After listening to President Barack Obama’s Cairo speech—breathlessly anticipated by the sycophants who call themselves reporters—I believe the man needs to be educated about Islamofascism, terrorism, and religous radicalism. (And perhaps those mental giants in the news media could use an education as well.)

Moving Parts
By Monica Crowley Friday, June 5, 2009

This week, we have seen the following:
The murder of an American soldier and the shooting of another by a Muslim convert in Little Rock, Arkansas. A new audiotape from Osama bin Laden, with fresh warnings for America. The disappearance and assumed crash of an Air France jet off the coast of Brazil, just five days after a terrorist bomb scare was phoned into that airline from South America.

An Evening With Terrorists
By Douglas V. Gibbs Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jack Marino, director of the film “Forgotten Heroes” joined my modest group for lunch in Westwood Village prior to the start of our evening at UCLA. We discussed politics, religion, Jack’s film, and my cousin’s visit to California from Arkansas. She recently graduated from high school, and her graduation present was to come to California to meet with family she has not had the opportunity to meet, or spend time with, before. Armed with her high speed camera (a photography enthusiast, after all) she was excited about the evening that lay before her.

Appeasement of Concessions - The Invisible War with Islam
By Daniel Greenfield Sunday, May 31, 2009

"He who sets the terms of the war sets the terms of the peace.”

How Hard Do We Want to Fight Terrorism?
By Daniel Greenfield Sunday, May 24, 2009

This past week was dominated by Obama’s attempt to take it easy on Islamic terrorists, clashing with the desire of Congressional Democrats to avoid being implicated as soft on terrorism. Obama has to know that he can’t win over most Americans with a debate over Gitmo. Going soft on terrorism appeals to only a limited demographic, even within the Democratic party.

The Big Fat Nothing in Afghanistan
By Diana West Thursday, May 21, 2009

Coalitions hold together when members share a mutually reviled Public Enemy #1. In Afghanistan, ours, I guess, is the Taliban—although, as I have written, the Taliban per se pose no security threat to the United States that can’t be eliminated as needed by implementing what MG Paul Vallely (USA ret.) describes as the “lily pad strategy” (which can also take care of Pakistani nukes, he says). The general’s point is, defending American interests wherever threats develop requires no troop presence in Afghanistan.

Tragically, however, we have one and it is getting much bigger.

Beating a “Hasty” Retreat From Stupidity
By Monica Crowley Thursday, May 21, 2009

On his second day in office and with great fanfare, President Obama announced that he was ordering the closure of the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by January of next year.

Sherman was right: War is Hell.
By Bruce Walker Sunday, May 17, 2009

The current war against the Judeo-Christian world waged by al-Qaida and other radical Moslems is no different. War is Hell and Hell is full of torments. Our role, as children of a Loving God, is to make that Hell and those torments as quick, as slight, and as limited as possible. But it is not our power to end pain, to make peace, or to stop torture.

Janet Napolitano Blasted for “Extremist” Remarks
By Congressman John R. Carter Saturday, May 16, 2009

“This is an outrageous “assessment” of extremism and it gives the appearance that the administration is politicizing homeland security issues to generate fear about people and groups that disagree with their policies,” Carter said. “Genuine threat assessments are one thing, but there is a line that distinguishes between an actual threat versus citizens simply exercising their constitutional right to free speech in speaking out against this Administration’s reckless public policies.”

On Af-Pak: Stop ‘Helping’
By Congressman Ron Paul Friday, May 15, 2009

While much of the country’s attention is on other issues, a serious situation is developing in Pakistan that threatens to plunge us into another fruitless and bloody war. It is very frustrating to see that many who were so vehemently against the wars of the last administration have suddenly lost interest in foreign policy simply because we were promised change.

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