Category Archives: National Security

The Mosque and the President

OK, President Obama spoke at an Islamic mosque yesterday.  I say “so what.”  But hear me out.  I have no issue with him speaking to any religious group in his capacity as president of the United States.  Even what he said, at least as reported, was not particularly problematic. He said for example, that Islam had been part of American history since African slaves were brought to the colonies.  That is true.  Now if he had gone further to say… Continue Reading ››

Paris. Far away, but ever so close.

Most of the world was horrified on Friday evening; in the U.S. it was coming home to see horrible reports of terrorists executing concert attenders one by one.  Over the weekend and continuing today, many are wrestling with how the world will respond, as well as the U.S.  Mrs. Clinton tried for some separation from the president on the Democratic debate; calling for American “leadership.”  This, of course, is a slam toward Mr. Obama’s approach of leading from behind. There will… Continue Reading ››

The Ghost of Woodrow Wilson Lives in TSA/FBI/CIA/DHS

Well, in the last two days much has come to light about what the government has been doing, supposedly in the cause of protecting us from terrorism.  Some we already knew, for example the fact that agencies were collecting and storing bulk phone data.  But we did not know the FBI has been using over 100 small planes under fictitious company names to watch what is happening from the air in over 50 cities.  This too is justified in the… Continue Reading ››

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech

I hope many of your were able to listen to Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech today before a joint meeting of Congress.  I also hope my Berean colleagues will weigh in with their comments on the speech and the context for it.  As you may know, Prime Minister Netanyahu was invited by Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner to speak to that body.  President Obama was almost immediately and vehemently opposed to the Prime Minister’s coming and speech.  About 50… Continue Reading ››

When are Non-Terrorists Terrorists

It has been reported that the Department of Homeland Security issued a paper urging its employees to be on the look-out for “right-wing extremists (Washington Times, February 21, 2015).  CNN, which originally mentioned the report, quoted an administration official: “’I don’t think it’s fair to say the (White House) conference didn’t address this at all,” an administration official said, adding that the president addresses the need to combat “violent ideologies” of all types,’ CNN reported.”  Apparently, the Obama administration believes domestic right-wing… Continue Reading ››

“Don’t Know Much About History”

I didn’t know until today of a further statement President Obama made in his closing remarks at the Anti-Terrorism summit.  This particular remark is simply unbelievable from a historical standpoint.  Does the president not care at all to tell the whole truth, or any truth for that matter?  Does he, as one writer put it, love America not for what it is, but only for what it (in his utopian vision) can be?  And will he do and say anything… Continue Reading ››

The “Jobs for Jihadis” Issue, Taken Seriously

I wanted to address the “Jobs for Jihadists” ruckus from the past few days in a bit more detail.  The reader may remember I mentioned this in my post of earlier on President Obama’s terrorism summit.  Obama and spokespeople had suggested that one major solution to the terrorist problem was the economic situation in Islamic nations, especially for young men.  Give aid, stimulate economic development and, voila, all is well, or much better at least.  In an interview, former Vice-President… Continue Reading ››

The Summit That Was Not

I listened to part of President Obama’s closing speech at the “Anti-extremism Summit” today.  And I have read what his associates have said about terrorism, particularly in the context of the ISIS threat.  I have reached a conclusion about the president, after hearing and reading his words.  But first, what did he say today (February 19, 2015 and in days prior)?  He said first that terrorism is not real Islam, not “representative of Islam.”  He said (and others like Secretary… Continue Reading ››

The President’s History Lecture

On January 5, President Obama, in a speech at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, equated the current jihadist threat with “terrible deeds committed in the name of Christ.”  Read the entire speech to get the full context. But if you do, you will find President Obama bending over backward to find some moral equivalency between current terrorism and the Crusades.  Let’s first set the historical record straight. In 1095 (nearly 1000 years ago by the way) the Crusades began (one… Continue Reading ››

Are Terrorists Islamic?

I just finished reading part of a transcript from an interview on MSNBC this morning of Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont, and reliable liberal.  The topic was the massacre of twelve employees of a Paris magazine that had spoofed the prophet Muhammed with a cartoon picture with caption.  All I can say is, “Wow!”  I was simply flabbergasted.  Here is part of what Dean said about the terrorist who committed this outrageous act: “You know, this is a chronic… Continue Reading ››