Category Archives: murder
Michael Hayden, the former head of the NSA, is on Apple’s side in the fight over cracking the iPhone of dead terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook. So is Ted Olson, former Solicitor General for George W. Bush. His wife was killed in the original 9/11 attack.
iPhone Smarter Than Uncle Sam
Seems hard to blame Apple for wanting us to know about it.
President Obama says ATF doesn’t just conduct background checks for gun sales. They also go after drug cartels. US News says doesn’t do background checks, the FBI does.
ATF was, however, involved in the sale of guns to Mexican drug cartels in the Fast and Furious “gun walking” scandal.
Tashfeen Malik left her 6 month old baby with her mother-in-law and then joined her husband, Syed Farook, on a suicidal killing spree.
While trying to comprehend this I came across a letter to America written by Osama bin Laden in 2002 explaining “why they hate us”. The text was published here in the The Guardian.
I still don’t get it.
President Obama is making a list and checking it twice. He thinks it’s insane that people on a no-fly list can buy a gun. The problem is there’s no due process involved in earning a spot on the list. And it’s hard to get off if you don’t have a direct line to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Obama is Making a List
Stephen Hayes, the writer and Fox News contributor, found himself on the list and he hardly ever wears a suicide belt. But he did take a one way flight to Istanbul to board a cruise ship, and that did the trick. Hayes filled out all kinds of paperwork to get himself off the list but to no avail. Finally, Bret Baier asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, during an interview, if he thought Steve Hayes was a terrorist. That got him off the list.
The president has worse lists to be on and the way off is even less pleasant.