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  • Hot Air: Scott Walker speaks out on cop murders and American leadership “we have their back”

    09/02/2015 11:21:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2, 2015 | Gov. Scott Walker
    Over the last week, we’ve seen a disturbing trend of police officers being murdered on the job. Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth was killed Friday, gunned down while pumping gas for no apparent reason other than the uniform on his back. And just yesterday, in my neighboring state of Illinois, police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was assassinated by three men, who are still on the run. This isn’t the America I grew up in or that I want my children to grow up in. When the very people responsible for keeping us safe are targeted because they are law enforcement...
  • Scott Walker campaign clarifies Canadian wall comments after backlash (media construct)

    09/01/2015 12:27:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal ^ | August 31, 2015 | MATTHEW DeFOUR
    As Gov. Scott Walker faced ridicule Monday for calling the building of a wall on the Canadian border a “legitimate issue,” his presidential campaign said he isn’t pushing for the idea. “Despite the attempts of some to put words in his mouth, Gov. Walker wasn’t advocating for a wall along our northern border,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement. The campaign responded after Walker’s comment was widely mocked, from a Democratic senator calling it one of the “craziest” ideas of the campaign so far to fellow GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, saying building a Canadian wall...
  • NUMBER OF SYRIAN REFUGEES TO U.S. EXPECTED TO QUADRUPLE

    08/21/2015 8:06:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18 2015 | CAROLINE MAY
    The State Department is anticipating that the U.S. will admit up to 8,000 Syrian refugees in Fiscal Year 2016. In written responses to the Senate Judiciary Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee Republicans obtained by Breitbart News, the State Department reveals that it is expecting the U.S. will accelerate its acceptance of Syrian refugees next year. “As of July 30, the United States has admitted 1,042 Syrian refugees in FY 2015 and anticipates admitting a total of 1,500-1,800 Syrians this fiscal year. We anticipate admitting 5,000-8,000 Syrian refugees in FY 2016,” the State Department wrote. The Obama administration’s effort to...
  • 'Born classified': Hillary Clinton's best argument in the email scandal just got destroyed

    08/21/2015 5:30:48 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Aug 15 | Unknown
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email account, a practice the government forbids. While the department is now stamping a few dozen of the publicly released emails as "Classified," it stresses this is not evidence of rule-breaking. Those stamps are new, it says, and do not mean the information was classified when Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential election, first sent or received it. But the details included in...
  • Watchdog: Two National Security Laws Appear Broken in Clinton Email Scandal

    08/20/2015 7:56:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/20/2015 | Bill Gertz
    Hillary Clinton and two aides appear to have violated two national security laws by sending classified information on a private email server, according to a former Army counterintelligence agent and investigator for a public interest law group. Additionally, the two Clinton aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, disregarded a federal judge’s order this month requiring both to make sworn statements to the court that all government documents in their possession will be returned to federal officials, said Chris Farrell, director of investigations for Judicial Watch, the law group. “What we have is a secretary of state, the only cabinet official...
  • Intelligence community wants Clinton’s security clearance suspended

    08/14/2015 3:51:27 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | By Rowan Scarborough
    Security experts say that if Hillary Rodham Clinton retained her government security clearance when she left the State Department, as is normal practice, it should be suspended now that it is known her unprotected private email server contained top secret material. “Standard procedure is that when there is evidence of a security breach, the clearance of the individual is suspended in many, but not all, cases,” said retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who was deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence in the George W. Bush administration. “This rises to the level of requiring a suspension.” A State Department official...
  • Report: Top secret Clinton emails covered drones

    08/14/2015 6:26:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 14, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    The two “top secret" emails under review from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private server include discussion of an article about a U.S. drone operation, the Associated Press reported Friday. While the U.S. drone program has been widely reported on, the article references classified information and a Clinton adviser follows up "in a way that could possibly be inferred as confirmation," the AP said, citing intelligence officials. Officials offered the AP different accounts of the second email, saying it could improperly acknowledge classified information or merely show that different individuals separately got the same information. Clinton, now a Democratic...
  • The Donald Could Prove Hillary’s Trump Card

    08/04/2015 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    National Review ^ | August 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued by “The Donald,” who can turn out to be their Trump card. Donald Trump has virtually no chance of becoming even the Republican party’s candidate in 2016, much less being elected President of the United States. The reason is not hard to understand: Republican voters simply do not trust him, as the polls show. Nor is there any reason why...
  • Does Iran Already Have Nuclear Weapons?

    07/31/2015 12:53:07 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2015 | Stephen Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    What happens to the Iran nuclear deal if Iran already has a nuclear weapon? Both Iran and North Korea were part of the A.Q. Kahn proliferation network, and bilateral trade in oil and weapons has continued despite UN resolutions designed to stop it. Ballistic missile cooperation is documented, and nuclear cooperation has been an unspoken theme in Washington. Pyongyang helped Damascus, Iran’s ally, build a secret reactor. There are reports that North Korean experts visited Iran in May to help Iran with its missile program. Pressed by reporters on the subject of North Korea-Iran nuclear cooperation a few weeks ago,...
  • Climate change poses undeniable threat to national security

    07/31/2015 7:17:33 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | BRIG GEN Stephen Cheney USMC (RET)
    Having spent more than 30 years in the US Marine Corps, I know what constitutes a national security threat. Climate change, caused in large part by the carbon pollution we dump into our air, presents risks to the safety of both our nation and our world at large. The threats of climate change include extreme weather, rising sea levels, reduced military capacity, and conditions that can enable worldwide violence and perpetuate terrorism. To address this challenge, we’ll need to both prepare for the effects of climate change and reduce the pollution that is causing it. As the Environmental Protection Agency...
  • The Betrayal Papers, Part II, In Plain Sight, A National Security Smoking Gun (video)

    07/25/2015 4:26:00 PM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 07/25/2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Trevor Loudon: The Betrayal Papers, Part II, In Plain Sight, A National Security Smoking Gun (video) Who are the individuals and Muslim Brotherhood front organizations responsible for their influence in the administration of Barack Hussein Obama? This video names several key people who were or are in the Obama administration and who have various, documented associations with organizations which are directly tied to and/or funded by the Muslim Brotherhood and the State of Qatar (home to Brotherhood’s Spiritual Leader, Yusuf al-Qaradawi). Organizations: CAIR, ISNA, MPAC, MAS, MSA, and Georgetown University and the Brookings Institute. Individuals: Huma Abedin, Arif Alikhan, Eboo...
  • Scarborough's Damning Indictment of Hillary's Email Mishandling of Classifed Material

    07/27/2015 6:31:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's a point of pride at Morning Joe that the show is unscripted. But in a notable deviation from that practice, Joe Scarborough clearly seemed to be reading off a teleprompter today as he promulgated a damning indictment of Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information on her private email system. Scarborough's statement was interspersed with clips of Hillary making statements about her email use that in light of the Inspectors General statements seem clearly to be untrue. Even more ominous for Hillary and her presidential ambitions was that none of Andrea Mitchell, Mark Halperin nor Ron Fournier--who claimed that as...
  • Judge Jeanine SLAMS Hillary: You traded Americans’ security just to line your own pockets!

    07/26/2015 7:43:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 26, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    When it comes to the Clintons, follow the money — and national security be damned. That was the message Saturday night from Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro when she took former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to task for putting America’s safety at risk by using a private email system to disguise how she used her office for her own financial gain. “You can’t trust her, you can’t believe her, so why even think about voting for the woman?” Pirro said in the “Opening Statement” segment of “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” Last week, inspectors general for the State Department and...
  • Launch of Legacy National Security Advisory Group Launch – MG Vallely

    07/25/2015 11:15:23 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 25, 2015 | Editors
    Original at Stand Up America. Editor’s Note: Obama and his minions have tried their best, and largely succeeded, to purge the U.S. military of patriotic officers who love this country. As a result, under Obama, America’s best interests are always put last. This group of retired and decorated officers and experts, led by MG Paul E. Vallely, offers all Presidential candidates advice on forging a national strategy that is in the best interests of America! * * * Last week, MG Vallely, along with several staff members of Stand Up America US visited Washington, D.C. to attend several events and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Entire US national security system possibly compromised by year-long cyber-assault

    07/23/2015 9:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/23/2015 | By George Russell
    The prolonged hacking into the White House Office of Personnel Management, which put the personal information of at least some 21.5 million past and current federal employees in jeopardy, is only the beginning of the security threat to the Obama Administration and its successors, a number of top-level experts in cybersecurity have told Fox News. The attack has been frequently sourced as coming from China. The experts warned that the entire U.S. national security clearance system could be compromised, that future senior government leaders and advisors could be targeted even before taking office, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of government officials...
  • Is St. Louis under a cyber attack? Threat map points to China

    07/08/2015 2:01:03 PM PDT · by mojito · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/8/2015 | Joe Millizter
    Is St. Louis at the center of a cyber attack from China? A company that monitors threats on the internet shows a large amount of traffic headed into the area from China. According to Norsecorp’s Twitter profile they offer, “Live threat intelligence & unmatched visibility into the darkest corners of the Internet.” A map on the company’s website shows a lot of activity coming from locations in china to IP addresses located mostly in St. Louis, Kirksville and Seattle. The majority of targets listed in the map are located in the US with origins in China.
  • Donald Trump Is Not Just A Clown, He’s A Liberal Anti-Gun Clown

    07/06/2015 11:29:57 PM PDT · by z taxman · 82 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | Brian Anderson
    The big joke Tuesday was that comb-over reality TV star Donald Trump announced that he’s running for president in 2016 as a Republican. As if it isn’t funny enough that he’s given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Democratic Party and the Clinton Foundation, he also said he wants Oprah Winfrey as his VP. And just in case you aren’t convinced of his conservative credentials, it turns out he’s left quite a liberal footprint of anti-gun, pro-abortion, redistribution of wealth, Obam-esque socialism. Back in 2000 The Don was flirting with running for president as a Reform Party candidate... Here’s...
  • President’s Failed Leadership on Iran "time to bone up on principle of strong American leadership"

    07/01/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 30, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Mr. President, it’s time for you to bone up on the principle of strong American leadership. Such a course of study would convince you to prioritize our safety over your own legacy. It would compel you to step away from this bad deal, and America would be better for it.Today marks another deadline for President Obama’s nuclear negotiations with Iran. The truth is these talks were doomed from the start by the administration’s pattern of retreat. As the Iranians hang tough, insisting on their core demands, the president has steadily abandoned commitments he made to the American people and our...
  • John Kerry: U.S., China Agree to Bilateral Civil Space Cooperation Dialogue

    06/29/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Space News ^ | June 26, 2015 | Marcia S. Smith
    During recent meetings with Chinese officials, Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to establish a "U.S.-China Civil Space Cooperation Dialogue." A State Department spokesman says the first meeting will be held before the end of October, but could not provide any other details. The lengthy list of "outcomes" from the seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) held in Washington, DC June 22-24, 2015, includes a section on cooperation in science, technology and agriculture. Under that heading, the two countries agreed as follows: "101. Space: The United States and China decided to establish regular bilateral government-to-government consultations...
  • ISIS Agent Living In NC Organizes Massacre Of 1000 Americans (ISIS is now officially in the USA)

    06/22/2015 4:26:26 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 35 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Watching this video of Justin Sullivan says a lot about self-training for an ISIS lone wolf, something we have continually warned about. The Morganton teenager told an undercover FBI agent he planned to kill as many as 1,000 Americans in support of ISIS, according to documents released Monday. Neighbors now reveal that Justin Nojan Sullivan, 19, was training to become an ISIS lone wolf and was arrested Friday at his home, according to a release from the North Carolina U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sullivan’s destructive pattern of statues(?) and his desire to kill his parents is not foreign to Islam where...
  • House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Faced In This Country’

    06/22/2015 4:00:40 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 64 replies
    Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc ^ | 06/22/15 | Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that America is dealing with “the highest threat level we have ever faced in this country.” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the threat is coming from the radicalization of young people and foreign fighters heading to Iraq and Syria to join terror groups. “They’re very good at communicating through separate avenues where it’s very difficult to track,” Nunes said. “That’s why when you get a young person who is willing to get into these chat rooms, go on the Internet and get...
  • State Department: Terrorism-caused Deaths Skyrocketed in 2014

    06/20/2015 6:51:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Consider these astonishing statistics recently released by the State Department (courtesy of the Associated Press). Wow: Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. Attacks largely at the hands of the Islamic State and Boko Haram raised the number of terror acts by more than a third, nearly doubled the number of deaths and nearly tripled the number of kidnappings. The figures contained in the department's annual global terrorism report say that nearly 33,000 people were killed in almost 13,500 terrorist attacks around...
  • Examining U.S. War Assumptions

    06/15/2015 5:31:06 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | June 15, 2015 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    Assumptions Determine War Strategy By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side NewsTypes of Assumptions  Assumptions that determine government war strategy formulation can be categorized into three genres:1)  Historical-Cultural Assumptions are derived from national and international traditions and practices that comprise “strategic culture”;2)  Politically-Imposed Assumptions are derived from political restrictions that are mandated as “off-limits”;3)  Consensus-Derived Assumptions are agreed upon in governmental deliberation processes.Obama’s Assumptions Examining President Barack Obama’s strategy-determining assumptions for the purposes of this article will be restricted to those assumptions only associated with countering the Islamic jihadist war being waged against the United States. This is not to...
  • Chinese hack U.S. weather systems, satellite network

    11/12/2014 1:08:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/14 | Mary Pat Flaherty, Jason Samenow and Lisa Rein
    Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning, aviation, shipping and scores of other crucial uses, officials said. The intrusion occurred in late September but officials gave no indication that they had a problem until Oct. 20, according to three people familiar with the hack and the subsequent reaction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA, which includes the National Weather Service. Even then, NOAA did not say its systems were compromised.
  • Obama’s Response to Data Breach: ‘New Systems and New Infrastructure’

    06/08/2015 8:45:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 8, 2015 | 11:00 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Part of the problem is that we’ve got very old systems,” President Obama said on Monday, in a response to a question about the recent hack attack on U.S. government computers. He said making U.S. cyberspace more secure is “going to be a big project,” requiring “new systems and new infrastructure.” The intrusion involving the Office of Personnel Management apparently compromised the personal, identifying information of four million current and former federal employees. […] Speaking at the conclusion of the G-7 summit in Germany on Monday, President Obama refused to say that China is responsible for the massive intrusion into...
  • Who Needs to Bone Up on Foreign Policy? Gov Walker has demonstrated solid leadership qualities

    06/11/2015 1:33:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | June 11, 2015 | Colin Dueck
    As Scott Walker appears to be preparing a bid for the 2016 Republican nomination, he has been suggesting that his time spent as governor of Wisconsin demonstrates some leadership qualities that would be useful in a commander-in-chief. Critics reply that Walker’s gubernatorial experience is irrelevant to the presidency. President Obama himself has chimed in, saying that Walker needs to “bone up” on foreign policy. But Walker has a point. Here’s why. Obviously, any plausible candidate for president needs to familiarize himself with a broad range of international issues. And that is exactly what Walker has been doing over the past...
  • Video: China OPM hack breached clearance files back to 1985

    06/07/2015 12:46:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Those of us who have had security clearances in the past endured plenty of lectures on the need to secure sensitive material. The Office of Personnel Management in the Obama administration apparently needed to listen a little more carefully. A hack by China’s intelligence service not only exposed four million current federal employees, but also thirty years of data from security clearances, with the most personally sensitive information possible now exposed to foreign spies:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said on Friday,...
  • Chinese hackers breach federal government’s personnel office

    06/04/2015 2:46:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    WaPo ^ | June 4, 2015 | Ellen Nakashimi
    Chinese hackers breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December, officials said Thursday, and the agency will notify some 4 million current and former federal employees that their personal data may have been compromised. The hack was the second major intrusion of the agency by China in less than a year. OPM, using new tools, discovered the breach in April, said officials at the agency who declined to comment on who was behind the hack. Other U.S. officials, who spoke on conditions of anonymity because it is an ongoing investigation, identified the hackers as being from...
  • Latest Clinton cash scandal carries national security implications

    06/04/2015 4:27:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6/3/15 | Paul Mirengoff
    Ever since his days in Arkansas, Bill Clinton has had an unerring ability to sniff out corruption and get in bed with it. Or, in the case of Jim McDougal, to sit sweating in its chair.With the Clinton Foundation, Slick Willy has raised this skill to an art form. If there is a corrupt government with which to engage in mutual backscratching, Bill Clinton will find it. Before long, a Clinton Foundation supporter may have obtained concessions from the government; Clinton may have obtained lucrative speaking fees generated by both the supporter (through additional contributions) and the government; and the...
  • (Major)Stephen Coughlin (Purged for unwillingness to drop Islamic terms)

    06/03/2015 5:31:13 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 3 2015 | Javelin DC
    Brian: Stephen Coughlin is a former army intel officer and author of the book called “Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad”. Brian: So Stephen did you feel that nailed who our enemy was and gradually were told to pull back? Stephen: Yes that’s exactly what happened. I was brought into the Pentagon as an intelligence officer. The goal of intelligence is to define the enemy as he defines himself. It’s not my fault he defines himself as jihadi to oppose Islamic Law. They asked me to purge that from my research and I refused so they purged...
  • Rand Paul’s Worst Enemy

    06/01/2015 11:15:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | June 1, 2015 | John Dickerson
    "...As a constitutional conservative who has argued this ground before, it wasn’t surprising [Sen. Rand Paul] made this case. In fact, it aligns with the central tenets of the conservative bloc of the Republican Party that believes that lawmakers should remain vigilant about ceding too much power to government. It was in keeping with William Buckley’s line about conservatives being the ones who stand athwart history and yell “stop.”So far in the Republican primary process the national security debate has been thin:Obama is weak and the proper response is strength. Whether you agree with Paul’s national security positions or not,...
  • Walker jabs Clintons over foundation claims

    06/01/2015 12:24:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | May 30, 2015 | Stephen Collinson
    "Laconia, New Hampshire (CNN)Prospective Republican White House candidate Scott Walker on Friday accused Bill and Hillary Clinton of wanting to live by different rules than other Americans, after the former President hit out at negative stories that have dogged his foundation. ...I think it is part of an overall narrative where you see out of Hillary Clinton, whether it is the emails, whether it is the issue about the Clinton global foundation or other things related to that. You see the Clintons think there is one set of rules for them and something different from the rest of us in...
  • Paul: Colleagues hoping for an attack to blame on him

    05/31/2015 11:07:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) late Sunday suggested that supporters of a National Security Agency (NSA) phone records surveillance program are hoping for a terrorist attack after the program expires so they can blame it on the Kentucky Republican. "People here in town think I'm making a huge mistake. Some of them I think, secretly want there to be an attack on the United States, so they can blame it on me," Paul, who is running for president, said from the Senate floor. Paul added that a reporter recently asked him if he would "'feel guilty'" if there was an attack....
  • NSA Domestic Surveillance Program 'Likely' to Expire Tonight, Former Counterterrorism Official Says

    05/31/2015 1:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Erin Dooley and Arlette Saenz
    Key provisions of the PATRIOT Act -- the controversial law that allows the NSA to collect Americans' phone records and secretly track suspected terrorists – will likely expire tonight, a former White House counterterrorism official told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week.""What I think will likely happen tonight is the law will expire," Richard Clarke said Sunday morning. "And then later in the week, the USA Freedom Act, which is essentially the same as the PATRIOT Act with the exception of the telephony metadata program, that act will pass and most of the authorities will be restored." Though the White...
  • Conservatives are in denial: America is no longer a superpower (and it hasn’t been for years)

    05/31/2015 1:12:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    Salon ^ | May 30, 2015 | Michael T. Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, Blood and Oil
    Take a look around the world and it’s hard not to conclude that the United States is a superpower in decline. Whether in Europe, Asia, or the Middle East, aspiring powers are flexing their muscles, ignoring Washington’s dictates, or actively combating them. Russia refuses to curtail its support for armed separatists in Ukraine; China refuses to abandon its base-building endeavors in the South China Sea; Saudi Arabia refuses to endorse the U.S.-brokered nuclear deal with Iran; the Islamic State movement (ISIS) refuses to capitulate in the face of U.S. airpower. What is a declining superpower supposed to do in the...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton's Moral Compass

    05/30/2015 2:03:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    May 30, 2015 | vanity
    Does Hillary Rodham Clinton have a moral compass? If so, what informs and guides it? If not, why is the Democratic Party behind her candidacy? Why does the media pretend that they can't ask her the hard questions? Why does the media toss her soft ball questions? What are her qualifications? What are her bedrock beliefs? Why is she running? Who would she put on the Supreme Court? How would she treat our military? Does she have Executive Order Syndrome too? Why is she trying so hard to pretend Bill Clinton is just a fancy hood ornament? Why is Bill...
  • Commander in Chief's Job is National Defense, Not Climate Change

    05/28/2015 9:53:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Star Parker
    A front-page headline in the Wall Street Journal screams out: "Islamic State's Gains Reveal New Prowess on the Battlefield." The article discusses how the Islamic State recently captured Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province in Iraq. The Islamic State victory, according to the report, involved the execution of a complex battle plan "that outwitted a greater force of Iraqi troops as well as the much lauded U.S.-trained special-operations force known as the Golden Division." Flipping to the editorial page, an opinion piece discusses the increasing dominance of Russia, Iran and China in their parts of the world "as the U.S....
  • Jihad in Los Angeles?

    05/28/2015 7:36:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Jihad in Los Angeles? The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has arrested a suspect, Dawud Abdulwali, 56, on arson charges connected with the massive downtown fire last December that consumed the Da Vinci apartment complex. The Los Angeles Times reports that Abdulwali was arrested Tuesday morning during a traffic stop, and after a lengthy investigation. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the arrest Wednesday, saying: “This arrest illustrates that crime will not be tolerated in Los Angeles.” Abdulwadi’s alleged motive has not been revealed. He was arrested by the LAPD’s anti-terrorism unit, though officials say that there is no reason to suspect...
  • A Delusional and Dangerous National Security Strategy

    05/27/2015 5:33:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Allen West
    When I was commissioned as an Army officer in 1982, one of the books listed on our mandatory reading was Sun Tzu’s “Art of War.” I willed my original copy to a young subordinate officer years ago. However, I still maintain a copy in my office at the NCPA. One of the memorable quotes from that seminal strategic work is, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither...
  • Walker: We’d Be Sending in Navy to Stop Illegals if They Were Swarming Our Sea Ports..

    05/26/2015 11:40:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 26, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Exclusive — Walker: We’d Be Sending in Navy to Stop Illegals if They Were Swarming Our Sea Ports Like They Do Southern Border [SNIP] ".........Since former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—one of amnesty’s biggest proponents—has now backed off his previous support for citizenship for illegal aliens (he wants to give them amnesty via legal status), that means Rubio is the only candidate who still stands with the AFL-CIO and their brothers in the Chamber of Commerce wanting to give illegal aliens full blown American citizenship. That means Walker, the anti-special interest union battler, has an even better opportunity to fight Rubio—who’s...
  • Remembering Those Who Sacrificed All in the Global War on Climate Change (a little pictoral)

    05/25/2015 12:26:40 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 10 replies
    now | self
  • Global Warming Continues To Pummel Polar Ice Caps By Not Causing Them To Melt

    05/24/2015 6:21:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    As I've written previously , we’ve experienced the calmest Hurricane seasonin 30 years, the quietest tornado season in 60 years; the creation of 19,000 Manhattan islands worth of sea ice, and (again) the Arctic Ice Cap has grown by 533,000 square miles . In 2007, theBBC warned the cap could vanish by 2013. Oh, and we’re at the most industrialized point in human history–and air quality couldn’t be better, according to the EPA. Now, the polar ice caps aren’t melting. In fact, they haven’t retreated at all. James Taylor of Forbes reported that the 1979 baseline on polar ice...
  • Scott Walker On The Dana Show 5-22-15

    05/22/2015 12:56:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    FM News Talk ^ | May 22, 2015 | Dana
    29:00 [click on picture then click on red dot to listen]
  • CIA Shuts Down Climate Research Program (hoax has nothing to do with national security)

    05/21/2015 4:44:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | 5/21/15 | Jason Plautz
    May 21, 2015 The Central Intelligence Agency is shutting down a research program that offered classified data to scientists to examine the link between climate change and global security threats. A CIA spokesman confirmed that the agency had ended its MEDEA program, a 1990s-era intelligence program restarted in 2010 under President Obama. The collaboration gave scientists access to intelligence assets like satellite data to study climate change and inform on how its impacts could inflame conflicts. CIA spokesman Ryan Whaylen said "these projects have been completed and CIA will employ these research results and engage external experts as it continues...
  • Obama: Climate change deniers endangering national security

    05/20/2015 2:04:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 5/20/15 | Alecs Garcia
    President Obama in a speech on Wednesday cast climate change as a growing national security threat, accusing Republican skeptics of harming military readiness by denying its effects. Obama argued in his address to graduates at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that rising sea levels and higher global temperatures endanger military bases and could force personnel to respond to conflicts around the world that are fueled by their effects. “Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country,” Obama told new...
  • Hacker told F.B.I. he made plane fly sideways after cracking entertainment system

    05/16/2015 5:05:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 83 replies
    APTN National News ^ | May 15, 2015 | by Jorge Barrera
    A well-known U.S. hacker told F.B.I. agents he took momentary control of an airplane’s engines mid-flight by hacking into its inflight entertainment system, according to a document filed in U.S. federal court and obtained by APTN National News. Roberts, who has been interviewed at least three times by the F.B.I. this year, is under investigation for allegedly hacking into the electronic entertainment systems of airplanes, according to an application for a search warrant to probe seized electronic equipment. The document shows F.B.I. agents investigating Roberts believe he has the ability to do what he claims: take over flight control systems...
  • U.S. Welcomes Millions of Aliens ‘Sight Unseen’

    05/12/2015 6:29:12 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 10 replies
    Frontpage.mag ^ | May 12, 2015 | By Michael Cutler
    On May 6, 2015 Fox News reported, “Purported ISIS warning claims terror cells in place in 15 states.” Here is how that ominous report began: A grim online warning from a self-described American jihadist said Sunday’s terror attack in Texas was the work of ISIS and that the terrorist group has scores of “trained soldiers” positioned in 15 states, awaiting orders to carry out more operations. The warning, which was posted on a file-sharing site, could not be verified, but was signed by Abu Ibrahim Al Ameriki. That name matches the moniker of a shadowy American known to have joined...
  • US Officials 'Fuming' Over Account Of Osama bin Laden Raid (but not giving any specific rebuttals)

    05/11/2015 10:32:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 5/12/15 12:09 AM EDT | By Bryan Bender and Philip Ewing
    One of America’s most revered investigative journalists has questioned the veracity of one of the Obama administration’s proudest achievements — and the firestorm of criticism has been immediate and unforgiving, from the White House to the Pentagon to the CIA. The publication Sunday of a 10,000-word article questioning the official version of the 2011 raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden might have received scant attention had it it not been penned by Seymour Hersh. The award-winning reporter, 78, who uncovered one of the worst war crimes by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War and disclosed the torture...
  • Essays in Technology, Security and Strategy

    05/10/2015 6:39:36 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 1 replies
    Amazon ^ | May 10, 2015 | Stephen Bryen
    Former Department of Defense Official and Author Releases New Cyber Security Book New book, “Essays in Technology, Security and Strategy,” now available on KindleThis press release was originally distributed by ReleaseWireOlympia, WA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/28/2015 -- Technology security visionary Dr. Stephen Bryen has published a new collection of pivotal essays on national security and cyber security to help policy makers and citizens understand the real threats facing the security of the United States. "Essays in Technology, Security and Strategy," provides unique insight and new information from Dr. Bryen who has more than 40 years of experience in government and...
  • Son of Star Wars takes out toxic satellite in $30m space hit

    02/22/2008 2:35:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 184+ views
    Times of London ^ | 02/22/08 | Michael Evans, Defence Editor and Jane Macartney in Beijing
    February 22, 2008 Son of Star Wars takes out toxic satellite in $30m space hit Michael Evans, Defence Editor and Jane Macartney in Beijing Video need to know: expert opinion on the satellite operation The United States provided dramatic proof of its capability to destroy an object in space when a US navy missile scored a direct hit on an American satellite falling out of control. Missile experts said that the Standard SM-3 weapon, fired from the USS Lake Erie, a Ticonderoga-class cruiser, took about three minutes to reach the satellite 150 miles (240km) up in the sky, flew above...