This came through on email today, I’m taking the liberty of quoting it nearly in toto: Intense debate continues to rage over the legality, constitutionality and morality of the National Security Agency’s data collection, as well as the status of Edward Snowden, the contract employee who leaked the documents to a British newspaper last week. Is he a Patriot or a traitor? (Regarding the program itself, read Mark Alexander’s essay, It’s the Profiling, Stupid! One noteworthy addition to the essay is that the administration’s surveillance seems to have excluded mosques, which are often jihadi programming centers. Target conservatives with the [...]
“British Soldier Hacked to Death by Heathen Scum.” URR weighs in. You can guess what he has to say. You know what I have to say? If you ever hear shouts of Allahu Akbar, you need to go direct from Condition Yellow (or Orange, as the case may be), to Condition RED and take appropriate action. Asking Why? just wastes time and clogs your loop. Oh, and would it be inappropriate to note that unarmed men get hacked to death pretty easily?? Go armed, and you even the odds, at least.
I would tend to agree: We’re witnessing a titanic event, the crack-up of a long-tottering civilization [sic]. Arab societies grew so corrupt and stagnant that violent upheaval became inevitable. That’s what we’re seeing in Syria and Iraq — two names, one struggle — and will find elsewhere tomorrow. We can’t stop it, we can’t fix it, and we don’t understand it. But we can stay out of it. This is not pretty but I cannot find much to disagree with. What say you?
Lying scum. Human filth. And a menace to the security of this Nation.
Someone stole a march on the administration. Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday. Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now [...]
Reader RDL sent this in with the comment, “What is it about life above the BG level where they seem to go all wobbly? I’ve read Dooley’s course materials and from an academic stand-point (this was a war college course right?) it really didn’t seem that out there to me. What say you?” Political correctness is always petty, often infuriating, and sometimes does no permanent harm. But occasionally it’s a threat to the nation’s security. When a paperclip general at the Pentagon surrenders to the enemy at the first sound of the popguns, the harm can be permanent. Gen. Martin [...]
Two Senators differ. No to intervention in Syria, I say. I cannot see a clear and pressing national interest. Let the Turks and the Israelis decide what to do, and we can lend help. I have no problem with some covert support, (and I don’t mean sending the Marine from the VMI class of ’87, ha ha ha). I do believe we need to keep an eye on the more vicious elements there, be prepared to take steps to deny them larger advantages and wait for any opportunities to strike them and their Iranian allies. But I cannot support any [...]
We’ve spoken more than once about the pressing need to carry a good trauma kit, especially if you live in certain areas or frequent venues that might become targets. The latest quip from John Farnam addresses this question directly: Trauma Kits: The Boston bombing reminded us all of the importance of carrying with us a competent, personal trauma kit. Several were on hand at the bombing scene, and tourniquets proved to be real life-savers! Without tourniquets being applied quickly, many victims, who are alive today, would have bled-out in short order. Best emergency tourniquet available right now is the SoftT, [...]
READ and here (added by Townie 76) Add your own prayers and intentions, please, as soon as you can. PS… Have I mentioned this– do you carry a basic trauma kit? If not, why? If so, do you know how to use it?? Someone’s life might depend on it.
Unless mine eyes deceive me, in the left half of this photo is one Chris Peet, VMI ’86. I’d recognize that scowl anywhere. Heard from TO-DAY. (Or, rather, the other day.)