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Monthly Archives: January, 2013

The Consequences of Intervening in Syria

The French military's current campaign to dislodge jihadist militants from northern Mali and the recent high-profile attack against a natural gas facility in Algeria are both directly linked to the foreign intervention in Libya that overthrew the Gadhafi regime. There is also...

Syria Crosses Israel’s WMD Red Line

On Sunday, Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom told Army Radio that the country’s top security officials had held a special meeting and warned that the transfer of Syrian chemical weapons to Hezbollah would be crossing a line that...

It’s Still Amnesty

It matters not a whit what you call it -- it still amounts to amnesty for eleven million illegal aliens in America.  This "new" immigration reform from both the US Senate and the US President is utterly...

Congressional Investigation on Benghazi Attack: Sen. Paul and Rep. Duncan

I find it encouraging that Sen Paul and Rep Duncan wrote a letter, but nothing will happen, as my constituents have a mighty low opinion of the cesspool in DC.  It's like this folks, if D.C was a toilet...

Senate Immigration Reform: Another Misguided Call for Comprehensive Legislation

On Monday, a group of Senators know in the media as the “Gang of Eight” announced their plan to achieve comprehensive immigration reform. The so-called bipartisan framework, signed onto by Senators Charles Schumer (D–NY), John McCain (R–AZ), Dick Durbin...

Panetta’s Cowardly Decision

In a newsworthy act of political cowardice, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta ran through the Pentagon’s exit door as he announced he is striking down the 1994 Combat Exclusion Law. His timing means his successor, presumably Chuck Hagel, will...

Acquittal of Barkat Masih in Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Bahawalpur, Pakistan – the image is of the Derawar FortICLA welcomes the decision of the court that acquitted Barkat Masih in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.  Mr Mashih had been falsely accused of blasphemy in 2011.  The Pakistani authorities should be commended...

The Gathering Red Storm

It’s difficult to not look at world events these days and feel as though we are sitting on a ticking time bomb. Things are heating up even more and the clock is now at about 30 seconds to midnight....

The Gun Ban Lobby and Its Funders

By James Simpson, February 2013 (PDF here)Capital Research Center Foundation WatchThe massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, this past December hit home like few other tragedies. Yet again a lunatic commits mass murder, this time slaughtering...

Military Leaders Oppose Confirmation of Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

 (Washington, D.C.): A distinguished group of fourteen retired generals and admirals, representing all branches of the United States Armed Forces, has signed a letter opposing the nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.  The letter – addressed to...

Seven Reasons Why Women-in-Combat Diversity Will Degrade Tough Training Standards

Gen. Dempsey Says He Will Question Standards That Are "Too High" The Department of Defense is protesting (too much) that when military women are allowed (actually, ordered) into direct ground combat battalions, they will be held to the...

Bad Parents, Poor Kids

Am I the only one who thinks it is immoral to bring children into the world if you don't have the means to support them? I must be one of the few. I rarely see anyone else make the...