Four Score and 7 reported villains ago

By: Monday September 15, 2014 1:30 am

Remember Boko Haram? The Nigerian terror-group that believed in mass kidnappings and viral videos that lost out to much better produced viral videos.

There’s been an update.

 

Americans More Likely to Be Killed in a Car Crash, Drowning or Accidentally Suffocating Than From Terrorism

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 2:48 pm

By far the most depressing poll of the day comes from Pew Research. It found recent news about Syria has caused many Americans to become dramatically more fearful about Islamic extremism and terrorism.

The number of people who give the government a positive rating when it comes to reducing the threat of terrorism went from 72 percent last November to just 56 percent today. That is a huge 16 point drop.

Similarly, significantly more people are now inclined to give up some liberty in the name of security.

After Media Assault Americans Believe ISIS Threat To US

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 6:45 am

After a continual barrage of media hype surrounding a group of Islamist fighters in Iraq and Syria the American people are scared that the homeland is in jeopardy. According to a CNN/ORC Poll, 45% of Americans see that ISIS is a “very serious threat to the US.” That number parallels what Americans thought of Al Qaeda in 2003. 90% of Americans, according to the poll, believe ISIS is some level of threat to the US. Despite ISIS being a regional group trying to establish an caliphate in the Middle East and zero evidence to back up the claim, 70% of Americans also think ISIS has agents in the US ready to strike.

“Please do not think me irrelevant”

By: Friday September 5, 2014 1:30 am

Oh the plight of the former person to be feared, but now sliding to irrelevance as a cartoonish villain.

But enough about Dick Cheney.

Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 2:18 pm

The NSA sits at the nexus of violations of both the Fourth and Fifth Amendments with a legal dodge called Parallel Construction.

Parallel Construction is a technique used by law enforcement to hide the fact that evidence in a criminal case originated with the NSA. In its simplest form, the NSA collects information showing say a Mr. Anderson committed a crime. This happens most commonly in drug cases.

Secretary Kerry Calls Conviction Of Journalists In Egypt ‘Chilling’ As Junta Set To Receive Billion Dollars From US

By: Monday June 23, 2014 12:52 pm

That makes sense right? That’s how you show you disapprove of something, by rewarding it. I am very unhappy about your tyrannical behavior, here is a billion dollars in aid I know you and your friends will steal to show you I mean business.

Max Boot Pretends Saudi Arabia Not Already Funding Extremists In Middle East

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 2:21 pm

Max Boot is a senior fellow at CFR and, along with Michael Doran of the Brookings Institute, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post that included claims so demonstrably and obviously false that one can only reason they were included to be deliberately misleading. None more so than Boot and Doran’s claim about Saudi Arabia’s role in Middle Eastern politics.

Commander Behind Bin Laden Killing: FBI/DHS Wasting Time Tracking Environmentalists

By: Thursday June 5, 2014 4:29 pm

Dave Cooper, Command Master Chief SEAL (Retired) for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), has authored a threat assessment concluding TransCanada‘s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is potentially at-risk of a terrorism attack.

In the report, Cooper concluded operational security vulnerabilities for the pipeline have been overlooked by the U.S. government.

Who’s a Terrorist, What’s a Terrorist?

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 4:40 pm

Terrorist and terrorism are probably the most often used words in today’s media, making an inquiry into their definition and use long overdue. Having shifted the role of watchdog to whistle-blowers as part of its new mission to propagate the government’s views, journalists mindlessly apply the word “terrorist” to any group or individual engaging in activities that governments do not like.

#BringBackOurGirls Brings Back the Blowback?

By: Friday May 9, 2014 1:23 pm

Will a well-meaning social media campaign to rescue kidnapped girls result in military action and, as a result, more blowback against the United States? Could our intervention in Nigeria make Boko Haram stronger?

In recent days, Americans have become aware of the 276 kidnapped Muslim schoolgirls, taken at gunpoint from their classroom in Nigeria by the militant Boko Haram movement.

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