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Reporting for duty?
Hillary: On second thought, there’s a possibility the Benghazi consulate attack on the 9/11 anniversary was connected to Al Qaeda
CBS: Witnesses say there never was an anti-America protest at the consulate in Benghazi, only a planned attack
U.S. ambassador to U.N. agrees with Jay Carney: Middle East protests not premeditated and weren’t directed at United States
Toe the line
“What’s the difference?”
**Written by Doug Powers …Why, the civil court system of course: Holder’s declaration came in a Thursday speech to hundreds of progressive lawyers, advocates, judges and students gathered at the American Constitution Society’s annual gala. “I know that – in distant countries, and within our own borders – there are people intent on, and actively […]
Man Suspected of Trying to Plant Explosive Device Near Pentagon in Custody; Carried Al Qaeda Literature? Update: FBI Says No Explosives; Man Identified
**Written by Doug Powers Meanwhile, while much of the nation was distracted by Weiner, climate change and Sarah Palin’s emails… ABC News: Police detained a man near the Sept. 11 memorial at the Pentagon this morning after he was reportedly found carrying a suspicious device and pro-al Qaeda literature, officials said. The man appears to […]
It’s a small world after all
**Written by Doug Powers The Donald must be trying to generate a much needed “bin Laden bump” in the polls. From CNN: During his second trip to the early presidential contest state of New Hampshire, the famously confident Trump said he appeared on television “a few weeks ago” saying bin Laden was in Pakistan but […]
**Written by Doug Powers America can’t see photos of the body of the formerly most wanted terrorist in the world, but we will get to see Osama bin Laden’s home videos… maybe featuring one of his kids hitting him in the crotch with a Nerf bat accompanied by a wacky sound effect and snarky narration […]
Does the base love the sting of battle?
**Written by Doug Powers You just knew this was coming: GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations’ top human rights official called on the United States Tuesday to give the U.N. details about Osama bin Laden’s killing and said that all counter-terrorism operations must respect international law. [...] “This was a complex operation and it would […]
**Written by Doug Powers Osama bin Laden has been found, but the Obama administration’s search for the same page continues. Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan was on Morning Joe earlier in the day and countered a New York Times article that said information obtained by waterboarding helped lead US forces to Osama bin Laden: […]
**Written by Doug Powers Once in a while it’s nice to see a politician who can at least occasionally put country over politics. Nancy Pelosi is not one of them. From Powerline: Nancy Pelosi, press conference, September 7, 2006: [E]ven if [Osama bin Laden] is caught tomorrow, it is five years too late. He has […]
**Written by Doug Powers With a presidential election less than two years away, we’ve almost certainly seen the first and last of the idiotic civil trials for “man caused disaster suspects” for a while, thanks to this close shave: NEW YORK (AP) – The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial was acquitted Wednesday […]
**Written by Doug Powers Much has been written about the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” and its proximity to where the World Trade Center towers once stood, but here’s an aereal photo that puts the location into perspective. The red box is the old Burlington Coat Factory building where landing gear from one of the hijacked […]
**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers Too funny. Click the pic to go to the video: “You’re not all that, Barack. Two snaps down!” **Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers Twitter @ThePowersThatBe
“Irony can be so ironic sometimes…”
Joe’s got a brother?
In Minneapolis — hotbed of al Qaeda recruiters targeting Somalian male refugees — the FBI raided several African money transfer shops today. The names of the shops: Mustaqbal Express, also known as North American Money Transfer Inc.; Quran Express; and Aaran Financial. Waiting for outraged accusations of Muslim profiling from CAIR et al. in 3, […]
Big fish. UPDATE: KSM’s niece!?! (by marriage.)