The Benghazi Kabuki theater continues as House Republicans push on with “hearing” that some are calling a witch hunt. An apt description… Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told CBS’ Face the Nation that ”some critics of the administration have a “cartoonish impression of military capabilities and military forces.”” Gates, a Republican who was appointed by then-President George W. Bush in 2006 and agreed to stay through more than two years of President Obama’s first term, repeatedly declined to criticize the policymakers who devised a response to the September 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. “Frankly, had I been in the job at the … Continue reading →
A nineteen year old kid tells the FBI various things and New York City reacts to the imaginary attack the same way a “pro-life” fanatic reacts to an imaginary baby. Beware: it is in this stew of raw emotions and bad fiction that Patriot Acts are foisted on us. When we lose sight of the difference between the real and the imagined, we become the slaves of anyone with a microphone and a slick story to tell. Continue reading →
The wingnuts are in a tizzy… The Boston Herald reports Tamerlan Tsarnaev and family were receiving Mass. welfare benefits: State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home. The Herald says, “The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money.” … Continue reading →
One week after unleashing hell on the city of Boston, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with “using a weapon of mass destruction.” The Boston Marathon bombings resulted in three deaths and wounded more than 200 people with injuries that included amputations. In a criminal complaint unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Tsarnaev is specifically charged with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (namely, an improvised explosive device or IED) against persons and property within the United States resulting in death, and one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. The statutory charges authorize a penalty, upon conviction, … Continue reading →
Early this morning I had posted that one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had been captured. It was reported later that the suspect, indentified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 had died. The suspect at large has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, MA. There has been an intense manhunt going on in the Watertown area for hours. Gov. Deval Patrick has asked that residents of the Boston area and its neighboring towns should “stay indoors, with their doors locked.” All heel broke out at about 10:30 pm last night when “the police received reports that Sean Collier, a campus security officer at M.I.T., had been shot while he sat in his police cruiser.” He was found with … Continue reading →
A short time ago, I watched the latest presser on the Boston Marathon bombings yesterday that left 3 dead and countless injured. Details released, though sparse, have alluded to ““pressure-cooker” devices that sent sharp bits of shrapnel flying into victims in the vicinity of the blast.” Surgeons at several Boston hospitals told televised news conferences on Tuesday that the explosive devices had apparently been packed with small pellets and sharp “nail-like” objects that were designed to maim their victims. The new details about the explosives emerged as President Obama announced at the White House that the F.B.I. was investigating the attack as “an act of terrorism,” but said that it was unclear if it had been carried out by an individual or … Continue reading →
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. to consider the nomination of the Honorable John F. Kerry, to be United States Secretary of State. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will preside. With terrorism heating up in Algeria and the U.S. and Europe agreeing “to provide new support for the fight against al Qaeda-backed rebels in Mali,” it will be interesting to see what Kerry as Secretary of State will bring to the table on the issue of terrorism.
To the enemies of America, a giant propaganda victory is given, SPECIFICALLY to Al Qaeda. And, American command and control is diverted from paying attention to their latest round of recruitment, courtesy of the “patriots” of the GOP. Continue reading →