Orlando

I am ready to go to war over the attack yesterday.

Instead news/posts/fb has all been about the love of your fellow man and how the LGBT community is hurting and how guns needs to be less available. Are you kidding me?

The US of A has been attacked again. I don’t give a rip which club, or facility or wherever. ISIS is taking credit, it is time to let that JV team know why Obama called them the JV team. If we ever decide to actually let our men and women fight without worrying about their human shields, ISIS is done for.

I believe in a God of forgiveness and that He loves ISIS sympathizers as much as He loves me and gay people. BUT – we do not need to lie back and think of England as we are attacked within our borders.

Just like 911 didn’t happen TO New York City, it happened to all of us, Pulse did not just happened to the LGBT community, but to all of us.

Obama, please remember that we are at war.

Apple v US Government

I am on the side of Apple here.

Here’s what people don’t get. Programming is pro-active. It takes time and creativity. It’s creative. Programming something brand new is inventive.

Having the Federal Government knock on your door and require you to invent something is not only bizarre but wrong on many levels. This sentence from the Wall Street Journal really should be the end of the debate.

If the government can compel a manufacturer to invent intellectual property that does not exist in order to invade its own lawful products, then there is no limiting legal principle.

If the government wants back doors into all devices, then Congress needs to make a law requiring it. There is no such law right now and Apple’s decision not to invent, is well within it’s rights.
Any argument on the emotion of the situation fails. What about the parents of those folks killed? What about the terrorism? What about secret cells out there?
These are legitimate concerns for many people. So call your congressperson and have them make a law if you want one. ps….I don’t care what Apple does for China. We’re not China. pps I don’t care that “Apple will lose business!”. That’s their problem. I don’t care if they are unpatriotic. They have that right.

Go Apple!!

If I were a famous terrorist…….

If I were a famous terrorist, I would have read the papers over the last few years and I would be wondering what on earth will be used as they (my captors) continue to “hope”.

“My guess is that he will have a good deal to tell us about what has been going on in Libya and a significant amount of information to tell us about what al-Qaeda has been up to between 2001 and the present,” said Daniel Benjamin, who recently stepped down as the State Department’s coordinator for counterterrorism and is a foreign policy expert at Dartmouth College. “Possibly that will help us identify priorities and decide who else needs to be paid attention to.”

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But then again being “kept at sea” appears to be a euphemism for something a little less nice….hmmmmmmmm Obama=Bush without any of the basic integrity, good nature, or intelligence?

“He and others who found safe haven in the chaos that is now Libya are of great and growing concern to us,” said Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee. “The hope is that he will not only shed light on the historic actions of the core of al-Qaeda, but can also provide actionable intelligence about Libya and surrounding countries.”

Schiff said that even if Ruqai were to be kept at sea for several weeks while intelligence officials attempt to debrief him, a prolonged detention is unlikely to weaken the pending criminal case against him, because government officials handling his interrogation would be “walled off” from the prosecution.

“I think both interests can be balanced,” the congressman said.

Column Title of the Day (CTOTD?)

Obama: Don’t form opinions on Boston attacks until government decides

and don’t look behind the curtain of this column either until the government decides:

Boston bombers: FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

21 Apr 2013 00:01
Police believe the pair were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack

Maybe you all should just go back to bed for awhile until we get to the point of

What difference does it make

if there were no protests in Benghazi?
Because unless Boston supports some sort of agenda, I’m pretty sure that’s where we’ll end up. fyi

QOTD

Because we can…..
sayeth the govt.

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday night called the document a “profoundly disturbing” summary of “a stunning overreach of executive authority — the claimed power to declare Americans a threat and kill them far from a recognized battlefield and without any judicial involvement before or after the fact.”

Iraqi Refugee. IED. Arizona, USA

Seems like this would be front page news.

Thank you Breitbart

On Friday morning, an Iraqi refugee used an improvised explosive device (IED) to bomb a Social Security office in Casa Grande AZ — the mainstream media remains silent.
The explosion took place before the office opened for the morning, so one was hurt. But reports indicate the explosion “was heard and felt all over the area.”
The suspect in the bombing, Abdullatif Aldosary is an Iraqi refugee who lives in Coolidge, AZ. He is in police custody.

The FBI

The FBI….toughest men and women in America. They work with ‘just the facts’ and they take down bad guys as they come.

The FBI in San Diego had been investigating al-Awlaki, a former San Diego resident, for his possible connections to the 9/11 hijackers. When agents saw emails between Hasan and al-Awlaki, they asked the FBI’s Washington office to talk to Hasan’s bosses, according to a government official briefed on the findings who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the Webster report. But the Washington agents thought that interviewing American Muslims who visit extremist websites was a sensitive issue and did not reach out to Hasan’s bosses at the Defense Department, the official said.

2, 2 wheenie actions in one paragraph.

Maybe I just don’t have enough dependents. It seems to me that tough guys should be the ones speaking up.

Terrorist on Board

Wow – Apparently the dots WERE connected. Just a bit too slowly to stop Abdulmutallab from getting on board the plan. Instead border officials had plans to question him AFTER the plane landed in Detroit.

Reporting from Washington – U.S. border security officials learned of the alleged extremist links of the suspect in the Christmas Day jetliner bombing attempt as he was airborne from Amsterdam to Detroit and had decided to question him when he landed, officials disclosed Wednesday.

The new information shows that border enforcement officials discovered the suspected extremist ties involving the Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, in a database despite intelligence failures that have been criticized by President Obama.

“The people in Detroit were prepared to look at him in secondary inspection,” a senior law enforcement official said. “The decision had been made. The [database] had picked up the State Department concern about this guy — that this guy may have been involved with extremist elements in Yemen.”

Back to you Amsterdam.

In other news, for your entertainment, read this interview from DerSpiegel with Bruce Hoffman, terrorism expert.

Bruce Hoffman is a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and is one of United States’ foremost experts on terrorism. He worked for years on counterterrorism issues at the RAND Corporation think tank and served as a scholar in residence at the Central Intelligence Agency. An updated version of his seminal book, “Inside Terrorism,” was published by the Columbia University Press in the US in 2006 and by S. Fischer Verlag in Germany.

After suggesting that a) al-Qaeda is getting stronger based on all the varieties of threats faced now (loners, sleeper cells, American sleepers) and b) that these small attacks are distractions from something bigger in the pipe he says……get this:

SPIEGEL ONLINE: What needs to be done now?

Hoffman: We finally have to take the terrorism threat seriously. We need a flexible response that looks at lone individuals but also larger organizations — and a system that looks more specifically at certain risks.

Yes, now might be a good time.

This other answer to a question gave me pause too:

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Obama said he would “not tolerate” intelligence failures. Will we see heads rolling in his staff?

Hoffman: No heads rolled after 9/11. Much more important than finger-pointing is an effort to figure out where the system broke down. For instance, the newly designed counter-terrorism center seemed to be working well but now it turns out the analysts there were not able to connect the dots after the warning about the Nigerian airline terrorist. These are issues we need to examine.

Even terrorist “experts” are going to deflect to Bush on every answer.