Showing posts with label Islamic state. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Islamic state. Show all posts

Jesse Walker: 2015 - The Year In Fear

Exaggerating fear for political purposes.     We live an age of unprecedented danger. The country is being battered by a nationwide crime wave. Subversives are waging a guerrilla war on cops. ISIS threatens the very existence of the United States, and its agents are infiltrating the homeland through our porous southern border. Even when the   ... MORE

Glenn Greenwald: Those Demanding Free Speech Limits To Fight ISIS Pose A Greater Threat To United States Than ISIS

Because the essence of America is freedom.       In 2006 – years before ISIS replaced Al Qaeda as the New and Unprecedentedly Evil Villain – Newt Gingrich gave a speech in New Hampshire in which, as he put it afterward, he “called for a serious debate about the First Amendment and how terrorists are abusing our rights – using them as they once  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Remembering 2015

The lessons we should have learned.      How shall we remember 2015? Or shall we try to forget it? It is always hard to know when a turning point has been reached, and usually it is long afterwards before we recognize it. However, if 2015 has been a turning point, it may well have marked a turn in a downward direction for America and for       ... MORE

Conor Friedersdorf: The Principled Realism Of Rand Paul

We should try it for a change.      Senator Rand Paul distinguished himself among Republicans this week by championing a more careful, pragmatic response to ISIS than any other primary candidate. So far, it hasn’t won him much support. The rise of the terrorist group has divided the GOP in an interesting way. Its neoconservative wing,        ... MORE

Political Correctness More Deadly Than ISIS

by Brian Joondeph.     Which is a bigger threat to America? Terrorists or political correctness? Seems like an easy answer. PC is just an idea, whereas terrorists shoot people and blow things up. But which is easier to stop or contain? I contend that if the PC movement went away, America would have a much easier time fighting terrorism. Meaning     ... MORE

VIDEO: Ralph Peters Identifies Obama As A 'Total Pussy'


Commentator suspended. Could it be for passing federal secrets?

Thomas Sowell: Political Translations

Sugar-coating empty words.      It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying that he is going to do very little, very slowly? It is saying the same thing in       ... MORE

Paul Joseph Watson: Obama's Compassion Toward ISIS

Obama Gave ISIS 45 minute warning before bombing.   The Obama White House is giving ISIS a 45 minute warning before bombing their oil tankers by dropping leaflets advising potential jihadists to flee before air strikes in Syria. “Get out of your trucks now, and run away from them. Warning: air strikes are coming. Oil trucks will be    ... MORE

Jeannie DeAngelis: Syrian Refugees - 'Trust Not The horse'

UN says 72% of refugees are male.     If one were to ask your everyday educationally challenged American what a Trojan horse is, the answer would probably include at least one reference to an equine-sized condom. Conversely, on the Syrian-Turkish border, where ISIS militants are more interested in world domination than they are safe sex,     ... MORE

WATCH: The Anti-Migrant Video Going Viral Across Europe

by Oliver Lane.   A shocking look at today's reality. ‘With Open Gates: The forced collective suicide of European nations’, a slick, hard-hitting film about the European migrant crisis is going viral in Europe, already watched at least half a million times. Although the 19-minute film may feel like a dispatch from the future, it is cut entirely from   ... MORE

Calls For Boots On The Ground, Curbing Immigration And More Surveillance Powers Coming In Wake Of Paris Attacks

by Peter Suderman.   The politics of panic. CNN’s Jim Acosta captured the prevailing mood in the corridors of political power today when he asked President Obama about America’s willingness to step up attacks on ISIS following the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday.  “I think a lot of Americans have this frustration that they see that the United    ... MORE

Steve Chapman: Putin In Syria - So What?

Vladimir Putin is having a field day in the Middle East.     He has sent Russian planes to bomb rebels in Syria. He has reached an intelligence-sharing agreement with Syria, Iran and Iraq. At the U.N. Monday, he reaffirmed his commitment to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He seems determined to fill the regional vacuum     ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Rand Paul And 10 Heedless Hawks

A desperately needed alternative to mindless militarism. At a Q&A session in Dallas a year ago, Rand Paul expressed skepticism about whether the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) posed "a threat to our national security."   Hours later at another event in Dallas, the Kentucky senator said that if he were president he "would lay out the      ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Past And Future Of The Refugee Crisis

No junior varsity solutions, please.  The refugee crisis in Europe is one of those human tragedies for which there are no real solutions, despite how many shrill voices in the media may denounce those who fail to come up with a solution. Some options may be better than others, but there is nothing that can honestly be called a solution. Nevertheless    ... MORE

VIDEO: Rand Paul - Constitutional Foreign Policy

John Stossel: Market Magic

If people need it, the market does it.     People have long lists of things they think the market can't possibly do — from building subways to fighting wars. Sometimes, the market does them anyway. War, for example. Even conservatives, who often praise markets, assume that only government can fight terrorists. Tell that to Matthew VanDyke.  ... MORE