Highlighting a summer of excuses and inaction as a new caliphate consumed key territory in the Middle East, President Obama says the terrorist army’s advance is more “rapid than the intelligence estimates.” That might make a great excuse for reactionary airstrikes in Iraq, but it has nothing to do with reality. The damage ISIS is causing outpaces the President’s ability to understand intelligence, because its organizational foundation is a maze, not a chain of command. The Commander-in-Chief has access to the work product of thousands | Read More »
There are videos and there are pictures. I am linking neither. I am also not advising anyone look them up. Today, ISIS (which now just goes by “the Islamic State”) has released a video of a member of theirs beheading American photojournalist James Foley. From Mediaite: Foley had been missing since November 22, 2012 when he disappeared in Syria. Mediaite has chosen not to post or link | Read More »
This is the fourth and final installment of a debate about whether data relied upon and funded by the U.S. government exaggerates a recent increase in terrorist activities. In their most recent post, Robert Pape and his colleagues argue that START researchers using the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) overstate the current threat of global terrorism. […]
Clint Arizmendi is a researcher in the Emerging Threats and Opportunities section of the Directorate of Future Land Warfare. The views expressed here are his own and do not reflect those of the Australian Army, Australian Department of Defence or the Australian Government. John Little comments on national security issues at Blogs of War and […]
Image Credit: David Burge via The American Digest The truth comes to President Barack Obama gradually. It seeps in through his delusions of adequacy in quantum waveforms. One small packet of wavelets penetrates the smug cloud after another. We see a prime example of this in how he’s handled the predictable chaos in Iraq after His Eminence washed his hands of Mr. Bush’s Evil War | Read More »
START, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Excellence located at the University of Maryland, recently responded to our critique that its Global Terrorism Database (GTD) inaccurately represents trends on suicide terrorism. As we learned on 9/11, the data on suicide terrorism matters. In the 1990s, no government thought to track the incidence of suicide […]
A petrol station sits in ruins after a female suicide bomber blew herself up in Kano, Nigeria, last Thursday. On Monday two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in Kano, killing one other person and injuring at least six others, police and a military source said. (Reuters) There […]
Former President Jimmy Carter has done it again. He continues to prove that he is bereft of any credibility in foreign policy. Mr. Carter, along with former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, wrote an Op-Ed for Foreign Policy magazine where he outright said that “[e]nding this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor.” He reaches this conclusion, laying complete blame | Read More »
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President Obama has taken sides in the conflict between Hamas and Israel. By having the FAA ban flights into Ben Gurion Airport, he has taken sides in the conflict. The result of the ban was that US commercial carriers were canceling all flights to that destination. Israel was effectively isolated in a way that could significantly impact its economy and weaken its status in the | Read More »
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After American authorities canceled flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion airport, the rest of the West quickly followed suit. ”The success of Hamas in closing Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, and is the crown of Israel’s failure,” crowed a spokesman for the terrorist gang. The single Palestinian rocket that prompted this action didn’t actually hit the Tel Aviv airport. The New York | Read More »
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