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What is a “True” Conservative? »

The Barry Goldwater era is long dead. He was the genuine symbol of “conservatism.” If he popped from the grave today and showed up at the CPAC conference, I suspect he too would be booed and considered too much a liberal flake. Republicans and Democrats find themselves facing significant opposition from within–the extremes on the ideological spectrum that are stridently attacking political leaders for not being a “true” conservative or a “true” liberal.

Look at the vitriol heaped on Jeb Bush. Jeb, a RINO? Seriously? Jeb was a great Governor in Florida. That’s a fact. That fact does not mean he would be a great President, but the Conservatives vilification of him seems more than strange.

What is it Conservatives want? What is a bona fide Conservative? Read the rest

Iran and Al Qaeda–The Big Lie »

Fox News is busy today carrying water for the NeoCons and the Netanyahu crowd with the claim that the Obama Administration is sitting on intel recovered from Osama Bin Laden’s porn palace in Abottabad 5 years ago that shows Iran and Al Qaeda are working together.

Horseshit!! We’ve seen this play before. Remember the hot insistence by many of these same characters in late 2001 and thru 2002 that Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda were working in tandem? Laurie Mylroie, who allegedly had been involved romantically with a senior Iraqi military guy, was the go-to gal for people like Paul Wolfowitz and Dick Cheney in “proving” that link.

The latest push in the meme trying to link Al Qaeda and Iran as the evil twins of international terrorism comes from Thomas Jocelyn at the Weekly Standard. He writes:

This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. And prosecutors say the documents are essential for understanding the scope of al Qaeda’s plotting. . . .

Some of the key revelations in the newly-released bin Laden files relate to al Qaeda’s dealings with Iran and presence in Afghanistan. Read the rest

Final Proof, John Kerry is a Moron »

Yes. We knew he was a sanctimonious, pompous ass. But Moron? Totally. Kerry declared yesterday that we are the safest ever:

Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally, less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century.

Say what?

Let’s get things in proper perspective. Read the rest

Senior State CT Official Charged with Soliciting Sex with Minor »

Daniel Rosen, a senior GS employee in the State Department’s Bureau of Counter Terrorism, was arrested yesterday in a sex sting operation:

Fairfax County Police officials say Daniel Rosen was arrested by a county detective about noon at his Washington, D.C. home after he allegedly sought to arrange sex with a minor. The detective, a female officer working in the county’s Child Exploitation Unit, had been posing as the minor in online exchanges with Rosen, police said.

Rosen, who is the Director of Counterterrorism Programs and Policy at the State Department, was arrested and transported to the D.C. jail and charged with one count of Use of a Communications Device to Solicit a Juvenile.

Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said late Tuesday, “We are aware that a State Department employee has been arrested and charges have been issued. Read the rest

VA Secretary Claims Transgender Status »

Well, almost. VA Secretary Robert MacDonald told a homeless guy that he was “Special Forces.” Nope. He was a Ranger, not an SF guy. But even the Military Times gets the story wrong:

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has apologized for making false claims about having served in the the U.S. military’s elite special operations forces, the latest scandal to hit the besieged department.

The incident, first reported Monday by the Huffington Post, took place last month as the new secretary participated in an overnight count of homeless veterans in the Los Angeles area. The event is an annual survey of the homeless population, with volunteers engaging with individuals living on the streets to learn about their backgrounds and challenges.

Special Forces are colloquially known as the Green Beret. It is a specific training program that aspiring enlisted and officers in the Army can try to complete. It is arduous and is looking for a type of man who is comfortable working and living with foreigners. Graduates of the course get the coveted Green Beret and a SF Tab. Think of the SF guys as a college professor with a gun. They are masters of many disciplines and put a high priority on training foreigners to fight as guerrillas. Read the rest

A Raffle for the Troops »

Dalton Fury is the nom de guerre of the retired Delta Force officer who hunted down and surrounded Bin Laden back in the fall of 2001. The subsequent refusal of President Bush and his National Security team to put in more troops enabled Bin Laden to escape and cross the border into Pakistan.

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Anyway, I got the following from Dalton last night:

Hello Larry, wondering if you all were willing to share this raffle for a Caspian custom build 1911 .45 acp with your readers. This raffle is to support a non-profit initiative called #MISSION22 Read the rest

Some Belated Oscar Musings »

Don’t know if you cared or not to watch the Oscars last night. Basically, the show, if it could be called that, had a few bright moments surrounded by tedium and banality. The writing was pure crap. Sending Doogie Howser out on stage to spill that garbage from his lips was truly embarrassing. The writers behind this debacle should be marched barefoot to the port at Long Beach, loaded into a steel shipping container without food and water, and shipped to China. They failed spectacularly and should be run out of Tinsel Town.

Then there were the movies. Remember the win for Twelve Years a Slave? God, is that an awful movie. Pure slave torture porn that utterly failed to tell the tale of a true hero. I made the mistake of buying the movie before watching it. Huge mistake. I will never watch it again. Drying paint in a hot barn offers more pure entertainment.

Which brings me to last night’s selections. BIRDMAN. Seriously? I paid $5 bucks to rent it from On Demand. Glad I only wasted $5 bucks. The acting, while good, is quite self-indulgent. It was akin to having major male porn stars strut around a stage showing the various ways they could polish the dolphin (a euphemism for jerking off). Read the rest

Why Obama Does Not Understand Mainstream America »

Rudy Guiliani caught a lot of heat this week from the ruling political and media class. He had the audacity to challenge Barack Obama’s love of America. The faux outrage, particularly among Obama’s media lackeys, is pretty amusing. Let’s just deal with the facts.

FACT NUMBER ONE–Barack Obama did not grow up in a traditional American home. Ignore for a moment his absentee Kenyan father. Obama spent his first 6 years of life in Hawaii. Now, that’s a beautiful group of islands with wonderful weather, but that ain’t mainstream America out there. The majority of the population is not white and foreigners, especially white people, are derisively called “Haoles.” Ironically, Obama was considered something of a Haole from the Hawaiian perspective.

FACT NUMBER TWO–Barack Obama was not bathed in American culture during his formative years. Remember when you were six and seven years old? The elementary school you attended started each day with the Pledge of Allegiance. Those of us over 60 can remember prayer also being included in this process. We sang the National Anthem, America the Beautiful and My Country Tis of Thee. Not Obama. He was being raised as a Muslim in Indonesia. He did not attend an American school (as is the case for the children of US diplomats posted overseas). During his four years in Indonesia Obama attended the Indonesian-language Santo Fransiskus Asisi (St. Francis of Assisi) Catholic School around the corner from their house for 1st, 2nd, and part of 3rd grade. He then attended the Indonesian-language government-run Besuki School one and a half miles east in the exclusive Menteng administrative village of the Menteng subdistrict for part of 3rd grade and for 4th grade.

FACT NUMBER THREE: Read the rest

Obama’s Bizarrely Incompetent Military Plans for the Islamic State »

Do you remember when General Dwight D. Eisenhower briefed the press six months before the start of the invasion of Europe, now known as “D-Day,” about the allies plans for re-conquering the European continent? No? Yes, NO!! You cannot remember it because it never happened. Way back then there was the message, “Loose Lips Sink Ships.” There was a high priority on not telling the enemy about our true plans and a significant effort devoted to lying to the Nazis about our intentions.

Today? We have a clown show at the Pentagon:

The US wants Iraq to launch its offensive to retake the strategic northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group in April or May, military officials said.

Mosul is believed to be held by 1,000-2,000 IS fighters and 20,000-25,000 Iraqi troops are needed to carry out the offensive, an official with US Central Command said on Thursday.

“The mark on the wall we are still shooting for is the April-May timeframe,” the official said, adding that because of Ramadan and the increasing heat of summer, “it becomes problematic if it goes much later (than May).”

A US ground role in the offensive force, to help direct air strikes, has not been ruled out, the official said.

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Yes, Barack Obama is a Total Moron on Radical Sunni Islamic Terrorism »

I have tied my hands to my chair. Why? If they were free I would be pulling my hair out after listening to the crazy comments of the clueless fool occupying the White House. Barack Obama may be sincere in his belief about the roots and origins of Islamic terrorism, but it is a grossly misinformed belief.

Obama can continue to insist that ISIS/ISIL and Boko Haram and Ansar Al Sharia are false muslims. Well, from his perspective they are heretics. But it matters not what he thinks or perceives. What they perceive about themselves is what matters. The leaders of ISIS/ISIL genuinely believe that they represent the prophetic center of Islam. They are fulfilling prophecy. They are fulfilling the word of Allah. There success in occupying territory and defeating heretical muslim armies is further proof that they are blessed by God.

I recommend you read a piece at Pat Lang’s blog that was written by Adam Silverman. He makes this important point:

There are a couple of portions of Woods’ reporting that I would like to highlight for just a moment or two. The first is that ISIS is a millennialistic/apocalyptic movement. Woods posits, based on interviews and review of ISIS’s materials, that ISIS seeks to bring about and capitalize on the Islamic understanding of the end of days. While Woods is correct to argue that this is a powerful motivating force while recognizing that it can also be fragile too, I think it needs further drawing out. I wrote my master’s thesis in religious studies on millenialistic/apocalyptic movements. Read the rest

Barack Obama, Beyond Clueless on Islamic Terrorism — UPDATE »

The White House Conference on Violent Extremism is slated to start this afternoon. This debacle illustrates everything that is wrong with Barack Obama. Go to whitehouse.gov, which is the President’s website. As of 1pm edt today there is not a single mention of this conference.

Here is the screenshot:

Not a word about terrorism or the Islamic State. Read the rest

There is Terrorism and There is the IS »

I do not care whether you are personally frightened or horrified. Terrorism, in its purest form, is ultimately an act of weakness and desperation. There is a case to be made that the techniques and practice of terrorism emerged during the early dark days of World War II in Europe. Britain’s Special Operations Executive aka SOE was tasked with devising “guerrilla” missions behind German lines–assassinations, bombings and sabotage. This was an effort to hurt the German war effort but, in the final anaylsis, did little other than get a lot of brave, secret agents killed.

I raise this in order to provide context to the latest events in Denmark. Like the terrorist attacks last month in Paris, the shootings yesterday in Copenhagen accomplished little to bolster the cause of the radical Islamists while further galvanizing public sentiment in the West against Islam. The shooter was not some unknown kook with magical abilities to wreak mayhem. He had a criminal past and a reputation for violence. Guess no one could see that coming?

And where are we a little more than 24 hours since his rampage? He’s dead, two families are in mourning and support for Islam and its ilk in Denmark has dropped several notches. Also worth noting what an ass-clown the shooter is. How incompetent can he be? Fires off 40 rounds in the first attack an only kills one person? Seriously, Helen Keller probably could have killed more. I raise this to make an important point– Read the rest

The Madness of King Obama, The Craziness of Chucky Krauthammer »

This is a bipartisan mental disorder and my critique is strictly non-partisan. Both Democrats and Republicans are taking leave of their senses and putting America and her citizens at grave risk.

Let’s start with Obama’s belligerency towards Russia and his totally insane decision to put US combat forces into Ukraine. Disguised as “military” trainers, Obama is pushing us toward a nuclear confrontation with Russia.

A battalion of around 600 American paratroopers will be heading to Ukraine next month to train national guard troops there, a Pentagon spokesman told Fox News Wednesday.

The unit heading to the war-torn country is from the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based out of Vicenza, Italy.

The training is to take place at the Yavariv training center in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said, according to The Associated Press. Read the rest

RIP Kayla Jean Mueller »

Ok kids. Pay attention. Earnest, heartfelt beliefs and sympathy for suffering children is not a magic cloak that will protect you from harm. I can’t direct you to ask Kayla Jean Mueller, an erstwhile volunteer who got swept up in a religious civil war in Syria. The Administration and many members of Congress are insisting that ISIS is guilty for her death. Yet, the Obama team ignores its role in helping fund and expand the war in Syria which contributed to the rise and expansion of ISIS.

I writing in response to the following note from a dear, old friend (who spent a lot of time in combat zones in Central America, Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 30 years):

What is your opinion of the latest ‘victim’ of ISIS? What in the world was that nut-job do-gooder doing trapsing around a war zone? No education, no training, no official or non-official support, no plan, no nothing. But the American public is supposed to shed tears for this bimbo, and put SF and conventional USAF assets at risk in a plan to save her stupid ass. Not one word about this in the media, right or left.

Amen brother. Read the rest

General Flynn for President »

If you did not catch General Michael Flynn’s appearance on Fox News Sunday then stop what you are doing and watch genius on display:

DIA under the leadership of General Flynn did amazing and important work in protecting America. Flynn did not allow DIA to become a political cheerleader. Sadly, the same cannot be said for the CIA and NSA. What you saw in his presentation of the facts is a true professional who puts love of country and her citizens above all else.

We need this man in the next Administration. Read the rest

Brian Williams, The Fabulist »

Why is it that some public figures who have achieved financial and professional success are congenital liars and fraudsters? Why is NBC’s Brian Willaims such an insecure little prick?

In case you have been locked away in a cave, events of the past week have exposed Brian Williams as a guy who fabricated a death defying story of being shot down while on board a US military helicopter during the war in Iraq. Members of the air crew on board that chopper finally succeeded in getting the word out that Williams was talking out of his ass.

And look at how he described the bogus event in Iraq to actor Alec Baldwin: Read the rest

Islamic State–An Eye for an Eye »

Well, give the Islamic State credit for one thing–they are taking depravity and inhumanity to new levels. They doused the captured Jordanian with petrol and lit him on fire. I do not think that this is what Jim Morrison and the Doors had in mind with their hit song. The Islamic State certainly knows how to attract attention, even if it is negative.

I am sure that some of the IS leaders will argue that a bomb dropped by a coalition aircraft that incinerates civilians on the ground is equally inhumane and horrific. They will probably insist that they are just being more honest about the horror of war. If there were cameras recording the images of women and children bursting into flame following a bomb run by a US or Saudi plane I wonder if we would be as outraged?

I suspect that the Obama White House is quietly celebrating this news. No, they are not happy with the horrific murder of the Jordanian pilot. But the image helps them. Read the rest

CIA’s Newest Replacement of the Replacement »

Word last week was that a lady at CIA had been selected to replace outgoing Chief of the National Clandestine Service, Mr. Frank Archibald. The lady, who remains nameless in these pages because she is undercover, was totally inappropriate and unqualified. Let’s ignore her reputation for sleeping with foreign “developmentals” (i.e., screwing guys she wanted to recruit as spies). Let’s ignore her poor judgment in putting a description of some of those liaisons in her ops cables back to headquarters. Let’s ignore the fact that she basically fabricated having recruited a senior government official of a large Asian nation when all she really had was a low level college puke.

Here real problem was that she played a leadership role in the torture and illegal detention of suspected terrorists in the aftermath of 9-11. Forget the questions surrounding the morality and legality. Set those concerns aside. Just read the report released last fall by the Senate Intelligence Committee. The really damning part of that report is the litany of incompetence that is detailed. For example, the person put in charge of the first prison in Afghanistan for housing and interrogating suspected Al Qaeda members was an inexperienced, first tour officer. Instead of demanding the best, the CIA leadership sent a clown who ended up murdering an innocent man. That example is not atypical. The Feinstein report is a litany of incompetence. And it was a bimbo directly involved in the planning and execution of that mess that Brennan and the White House wanted to put in charge of running overseas collection of human intelligence.

Word of this leaked to members of Congress and the White House was put on notice that moving forward with this woman was a non-starter. Which brings us to “Spider.” Read the rest

The Lynching of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling »

A grave injustice was done this week as the CIA and the Obama Administration are out of control in their bid to scapegoat one-time CIA Case Officer, Jeffrey Sterling. Jeff Stein has the story:

“… the government failed to produce any proof that Sterling talked with Risen about the Iran operation, Lang and other close observers of his trial have noted. Prosecutors could show only that Risen and Sterling, an African-American, talked and traded emails after an appeals court rejected a race discrimination suit by Sterling against the CIA in 2005.

As Edward MacMahon, Sterling’s defense attorney, said in court, “You’re not going to see an email [relaying information to Risen]. You’re not going to hear a phone call. It doesn’t exist.” He added, “What we really have is a cloud that needs to be lifted off Mr. Sterling.”

On Monday the Justice Department hailed the conviction of Sterling, who worked in clandestine operations beginning in the 1990s, as “a just and appropriate outcome.” Read the rest

CIA and the Vagina Monologues? UPDATE »

The “unexpected” retirement of the CIA’s Director of the National Clandestine Service, one Mr. Frank Archibald, has unleashed a flood of water cooler gossip about his replacement. It’s a woman.

When the plumbing of a person is your primary concern/qualification for getting a job (or the color of your skin) then you are on the road to failure. There are terrific case officers at CIA who also happen to be women. The concern I am hearing from friends is that the person selected by President Valerie Jarret, is not one of those.

Yes, I know her name but it is not public. Any bets on how long the Administration protects this secret? Read the rest