Category Archives: War on Terror

Sanctions on Iran

160115-sanctions on iranIt’s unclear what happened to the American sailors caught and released by Iran.

First it was a mechanical problem, now a GPS malfunction is blamed for sending the ships off course. No matter. Sixty-five percent in the Real Clear Politics average of polls think the whole country is headed in the wrong direction.

The sailors apologized, were fed, cried, humiliated, and released. John Kerry thanked the Iranians.

Sanctions on Iran

Sanctions on Iran were to end today under terms of the nuclear deal.

Trump Triad

151217-trump-triadeThe Donald may not know much about the nuclear triad but he’s created his own Trump triad for dealing with ISIS. He wants to ban immigration for Muslims, close the internet for ISIS, and take out terrorist families.

Trump Triad

For his part, fellow Republican front runner Ted Cruz channeled his inner Curtis LeMay and promised to carpet bomb ISIS until the sand glows in the dark.

Cruz has been playing nice to Trump, even after Trump called him a maniac. During the CNN Las Vegas debate Trump rewarded Cruz’s good behavior by saying he has a wonderful temperament.

Vetting Process

151216-vetting-processYou may be wondering about the vetting process that allowed killer mom Tashfeen Malik to slip into the US from Pakistan. Molly Hemmingway, in The Federalist, says Malik’s U.S. visa application included theses questions:

  • “Are you a member or representative of a terrorist organization?”
  • “Have you ever ordered, incited, committed, assisted or otherwise participated in genocide?”
  • “Have you ever committed, ordered, incited, assisted or otherwise participated in torture?

The New York Times also reported on Dec 12 that “she talked openly on social media about her views on violent jihad”. The feds were never aware of it.

Vetting Process

Yesterday, Dec 16, FBI director James Comey said Tashfeen did not post about jihad on social media. Here’s the story in The LA Times.

Now you may be wondering about the vetting process at …


Tashfeen Malik

151212-tashfeen-malikTashfeen 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.

Obama is Making a List

Obama is making a list

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.