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Itís the Enemy, Stupid - National-security strength lifts Scott Brown.
National Review Online ^ | January 20, 2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy

Posted on 01/19/2010 9:50:59 PM PST by neverdem








It’s the Enemy, Stupid
National-security strength lifts Scott Brown.

By Andrew C. McCarthy

It was health care that nationalized the special election for what we now know is the people’s Senate seat. But it was national security that put real distance between Scott Brown and Martha Coakley. “People talk about the potency of the health-care issue,” Brown’s top strategist, Eric Fehrnstrom, told National Review’s Robert Costa, “but from our own internal polling, the more potent issue here in Massachusetts was terrorism and the treatment of enemy combatants.” There is a powerful lesson here for Republicans, and here’s hoping they learn it.

One of the great frustrations of the Bush years was the fact that the administration had strong national-defense and counterterrorism policies that it shied away from defending. On enhanced-interrogation tactics, for example, President Bush’s position resonates with most Americans: When the nation is under siege, nothing is more important than getting life-saving intelligence. And, particularly when we are dealing with terrorists who are trained to resist interrogation and exploit our legal system, we must aggressively interrogate them and keep them out of our legal system. The opposing position, espoused most prominently by Sen. John McCain, was counterfactual and incoherent. Senator McCain pronounced both that enhanced interrogation (which he called “torture”) never works (which is patently untrue) and that an interrogator might at most use it in a ticking-bomb situation (the last situation in which you’d want to use it if, in fact, it never works).

The Bush administration was right, but it was intimidated by the stature of Senator McCain and the prospect of the legacy media calling the president a torturer. The administration gave too much credit to the Arizona maverick — we can admire his heroism and still point out that he gets lots of things wrong. And in the event, as anyone could have predicted, the media called the president a torturer anyway.

Scott Brown went out and made the case for enhanced interrogation, for denying terrorists the rights of criminal defendants, for detaining them without trial, and for trying them by military commission. It worked. It will work for other candidates willing to get out of their Beltway bubbles.

Yes, the Left will say you are making a mockery of our commitment to “the rule of law.” MSNBC will run segments on your dark conspiracies to “shred the privacy rights of Americans.” The New York Times will wail that you’re heedless of the damage you’ll do to “America’s reputation in the international community.”

The answer is: So what? The people making these claims don’t speak for Americans — they speak at Americans, in ever shrinking amounts. If you’re going to cower from a fight with them, we don’t need you. Get us a Scott Brown who’ll take them on in their own backyard. And he’ll take them on with confidence because he knows their contentions are frivolous — and he knows that Americans know this, too.

The laws of war are the rule of law. They are not a suspension of the Constitution. They are the Constitution operating in wartime. The Framers understood that there would be wars against enemies of the United States — it is stated explicitly in the Constitution’s treason clause (Art. III, Sec. 3). The American people understand that we have enemies, even if Washington sees them as political “engagement” partners waiting to happen. Americans also grasp that war is a political and military challenge that the nation has to win, not a judicial proceeding in which your enemies are presumed innocent. The rule of law is not and has never been the rule of lawyers — especially lawyers we can’t vote out of office when they say we must let trained terrorists move in next door.

As for privacy, Americans are not as self-absorbed as ACLU staffers — who, by the way, reserve the right to search your bags before you enter their offices. If you fret about privacy, it’s Obamacare that ought to give you sleepless nights. The lefties who’ve told us for nearly 40 years since Roe v. Wade that the government can’t come between you and your doctor are now saying you shouldn’t be able to get to a doctor except through the government, which will decide if you’re worth treating — that is an invasion of privacy. Penetrating enemy communications, on the other hand, is what Americans think of as self-defense. It’s what we’ve done in every war in our history. It’s what common sense says we must do to win. And when America goes to war, Americans want to win.

And our reputation in the international community? Reputation with whom? Sharia states where they stone adulterers, brutalize homosexuals, and kill their own daughters in the name of honor? Rogue regimes where exhibitions of American weakness are taken as license to mutilate? Euro-nannies who rely on us for protection because they’re without the will and the resources to do the job themselves? They ought to worry about their own reputations. In the United States, only the blame-America-first crowd gives an Obama-dollar what they think. That crowd does not include about 80 percent of Americans who look around at their country, look at the teeming masses trying to get into it, and figure this is a pretty good place after all.

Scott Brown didn’t modulate his positions to send a thrill up the media’s leg. He said the United States needs to stop apologizing for defending itself. And he won going away, in the bluest of blue states.

National Review’s Andrew C. McCarthy is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and the author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter Books, 2008).



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ma2010; nationalsecurity; nsp; nss; scottbrown
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1 posted on 01/19/2010 9:50:59 PM PST by neverdem
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2 posted on 01/19/2010 9:56:09 PM PST by bitt (One if by land, Two if by sea. Three if by CRIMINALS from Washington, D.C)
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To: neverdem

Thanks!


3 posted on 01/19/2010 9:59:24 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: bitt

“our tax money should go to weapons to defeat them-not lawyers to defend them”

What a great line by Brown.


4 posted on 01/19/2010 9:59:55 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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SNIPPET from post no. 1:


"It was health care that nationalized the special election for what we now know is the people’s Senate seat. But it was national security that put real distance between Scott Brown and Martha Coakley. “People talk about the potency of the health-care issue,” Brown’s top strategist, Eric Fehrnstrom, told National Review’s Robert Costa, “but from our own internal polling, the more potent issue here in Massachusetts was terrorism and the treatment of enemy combatants.” There is a powerful lesson here for Republicans, and here’s hoping they learn it."

5 posted on 01/19/2010 10:01:00 PM PST by Cindy
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To: bitt; penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

As always, Andrew McCarthy gets it .. BIG time.

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“On enhanced-interrogation tactics, for example, President Bush’s position resonates with most Americans: When the nation is under siege, nothing is more important than getting life-saving intelligence. And, particularly when we are dealing with terrorists who are trained to resist interrogation and exploit our legal system, we must aggressively interrogate them and keep them out of our legal system.

The opposing position, espoused most prominently by Sen. John McCain, was counterfactual and incoherent.

Senator McCain pronounced both that enhanced interrogation (which he called torture) never works (which is patently untrue) and that an interrogator might at most use it in a ticking-bomb situation (the last situation in which you’d want to use it if, in fact, it never works).


6 posted on 01/19/2010 10:01:45 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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NOTE: A very small sampler of what I have looked at recently ON THE INTERNET:


YNET NEWS.com (REUTERS): "IRAN SAYS MAY HIT WESTERN WARSHIPS IF ATTACKED" (Published January 19, 2010, 12:54/Israel News) (Read More...)


JIHAD WATCH.org (WALL STREET JOURNAL): "YEMENI JIHADISTS: "The duty of our Muslim nation is to declare jihad against the infidels...As they declared it to be an open war on the people of Islam, we must declare an open war against them"" (SNIPPET: "I trust that moderate Muslim spokesmen all over the U.S. are even as I write this hastening to explain that it is not the duty of Muslims to declare jihad against Infidels. and that Al-Qaeda has in this particular gotten Islam all wrong. wrong, wrong, and that they are beginning comprehensive, transparent programs in American mosques and Islamic schools to teach against this idea. Aren't they?") (January 18, 2010) (Read More...)

TIMES ONLINE.co.uk: "ANJEM CHOUDARY: I'm smiling because sharia is coming" (January 17, 2010) (Read More...)

SUNDAY MERCURY.net: "INSIDE ISLAM4UK: How Birmingham boys turn to terror" by Ben Goldby (SNIPPET: Anjem Choudary..." SNIPPET: "The banning of Islam4UK follows a similar order issued under anti-terror legislation against parent group, Al Muhijaroun, also founded by Choudary and outlawed in 2005.") (January 17, 2010) (Read More...)
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WASHINGTON TIMES.com - Editorial: "OBAMA IS KILLING THE ECONOMY Democratic red ink is bankrupting America" (January 18, 2010) (Read More...)

NATIONAL REVIEW.com: "OUR SORTA, KINDA WAR ON TERROR President Obama has not signed up for a serious effort against radical islam." by Victor Davis Hanson (SNIPPET: "Barack Obama is doing just enough to infuriate our enemies, while at the same time trying to deny that we are in an existential war against them.") (January 15, 2010, 4:00 am) (Read More...)
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Travel.State.Gov - U.S. Department of State - Office of the Spokesman - Fact Sheet: "2010 WINTER OLYMPICS" (SNIPPET: "Security Assessment: The U.S. Government remains concerned about the sustained international terrorists threats directed against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. While there have been no specific, credible terrorist threats to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, in the post-September 11th world, the threat from international terrorist groups at major public events is always a principal concern. As security increases in and around Olympic venues, terrorists could shift their focus to more unprotected Olympic venues, open public spaces, hotels, railway and other transportation systems, churches, restaurants, and other sites not associated with the Olympics. U.S. citizens planning to attend Olympic events or to participate in any large-scale public gatherings during the Olympic Games are advised to use caution and to be alert to their surroundings at all times. This includes the periods immediately before and after these events.") (Read More...)

OSAC.gov - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report - Kenya: "Warden Message: KENYA WESTERNER KIDNAPPING THREAT IN DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP" (SNIPPET: "U.S. Embassy Nairobi wishes to alert the U.S. resident community that there has been a threat to kidnap Westerners in Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya. Reports state that al-Shabab agents plan to enter Dadaab refugee camp feigning to visit relatives/friends, and then kidnap any Westerner in the vicinity. There was no additional information on the specific timing, method or target of the attack.") (January 15, 2010) (Read More...)

OSAC.gov - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report - Malaysia: "Warden Message: MALAYSIA WARNS OF VIOLENT ATTACKS" (SNIPPET: "There are indications that both criminal and terrorist groups are planning or intend acts of violence against foreigners in eastern Sabah, notwithstanding the Government of Malaysia's increased ability to detect, deter and prevent such attacks.") (January 15, 2010) (Read More...)
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INTERNET HAGANAH.com: "ANSAR AL-MUJAHIDEEN FORUM POSTS A FIELD REPORT FROM SOUTH WAZIRISTAN" (SNIPPET: "The premier English-language jihadi forum has members in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad...") (January 15, 2010) (Read More...)

ECONOMIC TIMES.INDIA TIMES.com: "JIHADI ON RECCE NABBED AT WAGAH" (SNIPPET: "Noman Arshad, a teenaged youth hailing from Singhpura near Lahore, was apprehended inside Indian territory by troopers of BSF's 55th battalion. He later told the security agencies during his interrogation that he had come to the border on a recce. He said around 6-7 suicide bombers, three of them women, were waiting across the border in Pakistan to cross over into Punjab for possible strikes.") (January 15, 2010, 0405 hrs IST, ET Bureau) (Read More...)

DHS.gov - Press Release: "Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano" (STATEMENT: "In view of the event of Christmas Day we must remain vigilant about the continued threat we face from al-Qa'ida. We are taking an additional set of aviation security precautions to protect the American people. Some of these measures include enhanced random screening, additional federal air marshals on certain routes and adding individuals of concern to our terrorist watch list system. As a result of these measures and others we have put in place since Christmas, travelers should allot extra time when flying--particularly into the United States from overseas. We are facing a determined enemy and we appreciate the patience of all Americans and visitors to our country, and the cooperation of our international partners as well as a committed airline industry. We will continue to update and adapt our defenses as needed to ensure air travel is both safe and efficient. As always, we continue to ask all Americans to report any suspicious behavior to the local law enforcement authorities.") (Release Date: January 14, 2010)

SPACE DAILY.com (AFP): "U.S. OFFICIAL QUESTIONS CHINA SPACE INTENTIONS" (SNIPPET: ""The Chinese have stated that they oppose the militarization of space. Their actions seem to indicate the contrary intention," said Wallace Gregson, the assistant secretary of defense in charge of Asia. "We continue to press the Chinese for explanation," Gregson told a congressional hearing.") (January 13, 2010) (Read More...)
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TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER: "The Students' Union of the London School of Economics and Queen Mary College of London University Have Twinned with the Islamic University in Gaza. The Islamic University is a Hamas stronghold, a terrorist base and a center for manufacturing weapons. It is also an important center for radical Islamic indoctrination." (January 13, 2010) (Read More...)


INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "RADICAL YEMENI CLERIC'S EXTENSIVE AMERICAN CONTACTS A SOURCE OF MAJOR CONCERN" (SNIPPET: "U.S. intelligence officials believe there are dozens -- perhaps hundreds - of Americans who have been in e-mail contact with the radical Yemeni cleric who is believed to have inspired and directed both the Fort Hood shooter and the failed Christmas Day airline bomber, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. Efforts to learn the details of that communication, or even to target Anwar Al-Awlaki militarily, may be hindered by his status as an American citizen.") (January 19, 2010) (Read More...)
Foreign.Senate.gov - Document: "AL QAEDA IN YEMEN AND SOMALIA: A TICKING TIME BOMB"

ABC NEWS.go.com - THE BLOTTER: "U.S. WORRIED ABOUT THREE DOZEN CRIMINALS WHO CONVERTED TO ISLAM IN PRISON, MOST FROM NEW YORK" (SNIPPET: ""The group seeks to recruit American citizens to carry out terrorist attacks in the United States," said Sen. John Kerry, D.-Mass., the committee chairman." SNIPPET: "Dunleavy, the former deputy inspector general of the New York prison system and author of the forthcoming "The Fertile Soil of Jihad," said he has repeatedly warned that radical Imams have long had too much free rein inside many institutions. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, about 9,000 inmates seek to attend Islamic religious services, about six per cent of the total prison population.") (January 19, 2010) (Read More...)
FOX NEWS.com: "OFFICALS: 'CREDIBLE INTELLIGENCE' ON TERROR ATTACK PLANNING AGAINST U.S." (Updated January 14, 2010) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON POST.com: San'a, Yemen - "CLERICS IN YEMEN WARN OF JIHAD IF U.S. SENDS TROOPS" by Ahmed al-Haj (January 14, 2010, 9:42 am) (Read More...)

FOX NEWS.com: "GOP LAWMAKER FEARS RADICALIZATION OF AMERICANS IN YEMEN" (SNIPPET: "A GOP lawmaker is seeking answers from the Obama administration on how it plans to combat the potential radicalization of the 55,000 Americans now in Yemen -- a country that has come under the thumb of Al Qaeda.") (Updated January 13, 2010) (Read More...)
BBC NEWS: "YEMEN-AL-QAEDA LINK TO GUANTANAMO BAY PRISON" by Peter Taylor (January 13, 2010, 09:26 GMT) (Read More...)

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Online.WSJ.com - Opinion Europe: "THE ROME-TEHRAN AXIS" by Giulio Meotti, Rome (SNIPPET: "Italian companies -- with Rome's backing -- have equipped Iran's military and contributed to the regime's satellite and possibly nuclear programs." (January 14, 2010, 4:27 p.m. ET) (Read More...)
JIHAD WATCH.org (MEMRI TV, January 12, 2010): "SENIOR IRANIAN OFFICIAL: "We have manufactured missiles that allow us, when necessary, to replace Israel in its entirety with a big holocaust"" (Posted January 13, 2010) (Read More...)

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AVIATION WEEK.com: "DRUG GANGS, IRAN IMPACT LATIN AMERICA" by Paul McLeary, Washington (January 13, 2010) (Read More...)


REUTERS.com: Timbuktu, Mali - "AL QAEDA LINKED TO ROGUE AVIATION NETWORK" by Tim Gaynor and Tiemoko Diallo (SNIPPET: "The clandestine fleet has grown to include twin-engine turboprops, executive jets and retired Boeing 727s that are flying multi-ton loads of cocaine and possibly weapons to an area in Africa where factions of al Qaeda are believed to be facilitating the smuggling of drugs to Europe, the officials say.") (January 13, 2010, 2:33 pm EST) (Read More...)

REWARDS FOR JUSTICE.net: "WANTED USAMA BIN LADEN Up to $25 Million Reward" (Note: 1 Photo and 2 digitally aged photos included.) (Read More...)

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INATODAY.com - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY by Toby Westerman: "SILENT HOLOCAUST OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRS -- A WARNING OF THINGS TO COME?" (January 13, 2010) (Read More...)


TERRAPLEXIC.org - Current Intelligence: "OUR ELUSIVE RADICALS" by marisa Urgo (SNIPPET: "However, if researchers can find out why this networked and interdependent community in Northern Virginia produces so many violent Muslim radicals, I think it would greatly improve our ability to understand our adversary.") (January 12, 2010) (Read More...)

MEMRI.org - Report No. 2747: "The Taliban of Pakistan's Swat District Releases Video Showing Children And Teenagers Training for Jihad And the "Lovers of Houris" (the Women of Paradise) Who Carried Out Martyrdom Missions" (January 12, 2010) (Read More...)

MEMRI.org: "IRANIAN ATOMIC ENERGY ORGANIZATION HEAD: 'We Have the Right to Enrich Uranium to 100%'" (SNIPPET: "It should be noted that uranium enriched to 90% or higher is used only for military purposes, in the construction of nuclear weapons.") (January 11, 2010) (Read More...)

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INTERNET HAGANAH.com: "AMEN TO THAT, BROTHER" (January 10, 2010) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON POST.com: "AL-QAEDA HAS A NEW STRATEGY. Obama Needs One, Too." by Bruce Hoffman (SNIPPET: "Fifth and finally, al-Qaeda is covetously seeking recruits from non-Muslim countries who can be easily deployed for attacks in the West. The group's leaders see people like these -- especially converts to Islam whose appearances and names would not arouse the same scrutiny that persons from Islamic countries might -- as the ultimate fifth column. Citizens of countries that participate in the U.S. visa-waiver program are especially prized because they can move freely between Western countries and blend easily into these societies.") (January 10, 2010) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com - Editorial: "OBAMA'S HAVOC TO THE INTEL SYSTEM The president established intelligence death panels" (SNIPPET: "The intelligence process works in large part because of trust. A reliable sense of confidence must exist between superiors and subordinates, agents and sources, and the intelligence community and policy makers. Without trust, people will not take the risks needed to do their jobs successfully. Mr. Obama has destroyed this sense of trust. On his watch, the intelligence community has suffered a year of body blows.") (January 11, 2010)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org: "CIA SUICIDE BOMBER APPEARS ON TAPE WITH LEADER OF PAKISTANI TALIBAN" by Bill Roggio (SNIPPET: ""We will never forget the blood of our emir Baitullah Mehsud," Balawi said. "We will always demand revenge for him inside America and outside.") (January 9, 2010, 11:07 am) (Read More...)
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CBC.ca - Canada: "ATTACK ON CANADA, U.S. IS ATTACK ON MUSLIMS: IMAMS" (Last updated January 8, 2010, 6:43 pm MT) (Read More...)

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GUARDIAN.co.uk: "UK MUSLIM TV CHANNEL LINKED TO AL-QAIDA CLERIC AL-AWLAKI" by Jamie Doward (SNIPPET: "The channel's chief executive officer, Mohamed Ali Harrath, has been on an Interpol wanted list since 1992...") (January 10, 2010) (Read More...)
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FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (TIMES ONLINE via JIHAD WATCH.org): "U.K: COUNTERTERROR ADVISOR TO METROPOLITAN POLICE IS ON INTERPOL WANTED LIST" (December 15, 2008) (Read More...)


CNN.com: Sanaa, Yemen - "YEMEN UNIVERSITY IN FOCUS AFTER CHRISTMAS JET INCIDENT" by Paula Newton (SNIPPET: "Al-Iman University" SNIPPET: "Every year, thousands of Islamic students from Yemen, Africa and around the world are cocooned in al-Zindani's compound, where they study their faith and are instilled with a strident defense of that faith. Last year, al-Zindani made a public plea to recruit millions of young men to fight jihad against Israel.") (January 9, 2010, 3:50 am EST) (Read More...)

OSAC.gov - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report: "Warden Message: SUDAN CAUTIONS THREAT AGAINST AIR UGANDA" (January 8, 2010) (Read More...)

OSAC.gov - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report: "Warden Message: SUDAN CAUTIONS THREAT AGAINST AIR UGANDA" (January 8, 2010) (Read More...)


LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - The Threat Matrix - blog: "TAIWANESE COMPANY ADMITS TO SHIPPING CHINESE TECHNOLOGY TO IRAN" by Austin Knuppe (January 8, 2010, 1:58 pm) (Read More...)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Fars, Iran, January 6, 2010): "IRAN TO UNVEIL ADVANCED DOMESTICALLY MADE SATELLITES IN FEBRUARY" (Posted January 7, 2010) (Read More...)


INATODAY.com - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY.com by Toby Westerman: "9/11, BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS, AND THE 'TWISTED MIND SET'" (SNIPPET: "Cuba's aid to terrorist networks range from sophisticated espionage operations to important bio-technology research which could easily be used in a germ warfare attack against the U.S.") (January 10, 2010) (Read More...)
INVESTORS.com: "CUBA: TERROR SPONSOR" (January 6, 2010) (Read More...)


SOFIA ECHO.com: "ISLAMIC JIHAD TO TARGET BALKANS NEXT, ISRAELI FOREIGN MINSITER SAYS" (SNIPPET: "Islamic Jihad organisations that already had infiltrated countries in Africa and South America intended doing the same in the Balkans, through similar methods including huge transfers of funds and the establishment of cells, Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said.") (January 7, 2010, 14:19 CET) (Read More...)
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INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - IPT Blog: "U.S. REPORT: INDIAN CRIME SYNDICATE FINDS COMMON CAUSE WITH AL QAEDA" (January 13, 2010, 10:03 am) (Read More...)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "INDIAN MUJAHIDEEN: JIHADI THREAT CONTINUES" by Animesh Roul (January 13, 2010)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "INDIAN MUJAHIDEEN: JIHADI THREAT CONTINUES" by Animesh Roul (January 13, 2010) (Read More...)

INDIA TODAY.com: "Indian Mujahideen planning 9/11-type attack'" (SNIPPET: "A 9/11-type terror attack using hijacked aeroplanes stares India in the face with an Indian Mujahideen terrorist having acquired pilot training and waiting to strike, according to intelligence agencies. Intelligence Bureau (IB) sources say Shahzad Ahmed alias Pappu, one of the key accused in the September 2008 Delhi blasts case, learnt to fly planes in Bangalore and could now be planning to execute an airborne terror strike. A dozen other trained Indian Mujahideen terrorists are also at large and, together with Shahzad, pose a big security threat.") (New Delhi, January 6, 2010) (Read More...)


MEFORUM.org - THE MIDDLE EAST QUARTERLY: "HOW TAQIYYA ALTERS ISLAM'S RULES OF WAR Defeating Jihadist Terrorism" by Raymond Ibrahim (Winter 2010) (Read More...)


JPOST.com - THE JERUSALEM POST: "NORTH KOREA AND IRAN TOP LIST OF WORST PERSECUTORS OF CHRISTIANS" by E.B. Solomont (SNIPPET: "North Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia are the worst persecutors of Christians around the world, according to a ranking released Wednesday by a Christian mission agency.") (January 7, 2010) (Read More...)

INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - blog for the IPT News: "RADICAL FUNDRAISER BECOMES ILLINOIS POLICE CHAPLAIN" (SNIPPET: "Previously on the IPT blog we stressed the need for the Defense Department's Islamic Chaplaincy program to adopt a stricter vetting process, citing historically radical imams who have served in the program. Now the same can be said for the chaplaincy program for the Illinois State Police. The Mosque Foundation website reports that Sheikh Kifah Mustapha recently completed a four day training session in Springfield, Illinois to become the first certified Muslim chaplain for the Illinois State Police. Mustapha's name appears on a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) Hamas financing trail, which ended with sweeping convictions in November of 2008. On this list he is identified as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee.") (January 5, 2010, 4:06 pm) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "THE SECOND AMENDMENT FACES A DECISIVE YEAR IN 2010 Democrats set to push more foolish regulation" Commentary by Wayne LaPierre (January 4, 2010) (Read More...)


JIHAD WATCH.org: "U.S. MUSLIM: "i could cut your neck with the sword of islam and watch you squeal like a bitch like daniel pearl!"" (January 4, 2010) (Read More...)

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JIHAD WATCH.org (THE LOCAL.se): "MUSLIMS THREATEN SWEDISH MOTOONIST" (SNIPPET: "The first of two phone calls to Vilks came on Monday morning. A subsequent check by the Swedish artist revealed that the call originated in Somalia, where the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab has gained increasing influence in the war torn country. Al-Shabaab is also believed to have ties to al-Qaeda. In the last month, al-Shabaab supporters who reportedly used to live in Denmark have killed at least 22 people, including three ministers, in a suicide bomb attack carried out in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. According to Vilks, the man who threatened him spoke Swedish.") (January 4, 2010) (Read More...)
TRUTHUSA.com: "A LOOK AT MORE THAN CARTOONS" (Read More...)

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WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "GLOBAL THREATS Lax 2009, rough 2010" -Commentary by John R. Bolton (SNIPPET: "The outlook is not promising. Too often, Mr. Obama seems either uninterested in the global threats we face, unpersuaded that they constitute dangers to the country, or content simply to blame his predecessors. When he does see international threats, his instinct is to negotiate with them rather than defeat them.") (January 4, 2010) (Read More...)

CNS NEWS.com: "DHS PLANS TO CATCH ONLY ONE IN FOUR TRAVELERS COMMITTING 'MAJOR' CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS WHILE ENTERING U.S. ON INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS IN 2010" by Terence P. Jeffrey (Documents produced by the Department of Homeland Security indicate that in fiscal 2010 the department is planning to catch only 26 percent of travelers committing major criminal violations while seeking to enter the United States through international airports.") (January 4, 2010) (Read More...)
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TELEGRAPH.co.uk: "SIX TRUCKS OF EXPLOSIVES 'DISAPPEAR' IN YEMEN" by Adrian Blomfield in Sana'a (Published January 4, 2010, 6:37 pm) (Read More...)


THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: ILNA, Iran, January 4, 2010"): "IRANIAN FM PROPOSES ALTERNATE URANIUM ENRICHMENT SITES" (SNIPPET: "The deal is to take place either in Brazil, Japan, or Turkey, which have agreed that it can be executed on their soil, or on the Iranian island of Kish.") (Posted January 4, 2010) (Read More...)
THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Tabnak (Iran), January 1, 2010"): "IRANIAN WEBSITE: IRAN CAN JAM U.S. RADAR SYSTEMS" (Posted January 3, 2010) (Read More...)


STRIPES.com - STARS and STRIPES: "GROUP: INTERNET POSTS INDICATE THREAT TO NAVY ION PERSIAN GULF" by Sandra Johntz, Stars and Stripes, Mideast Edition) (January 9, 2010) (Read More...)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "JIHADI OSINT EFFORT DIRECTED TOWARDS U.S. NAVY" (SNIPPET: "The J-boys are itching for a fight and using the al-Faloja forum to collect open source intelligence about the activities of the US Navy, particularly it seems in the Gulf region.") (January 4, 2010) (Read More...)
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INTERNET HAGANAH.com: "'THE BATTLE OF DETROIT AND THE WAR OF THE MINDS'" (SNIPPET: "A brother on the al-Shmokh forum has a knack for writing catchy headlines.") (January 4, 2010)



WHITEHOUSE.gov: "Remarks by the President on Security Reviews" (SNIPPET: "As we saw on Christmas, al Qaeda and its extremist allies will stop at nothing in their efforts to kill Americans.") (January 5, 2010) (Read More...)
CNS NEWS.com: "STATE DEPARTMENT USING 'DIVERSITY VISAS' TO ENCOURAGE IMMIGRATION TO U.S. FROM TERROR-RIDDEN YEMEN" by Matt Cover (January 5, 2010) (Read More...)

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7 posted on 01/19/2010 10:03:20 PM PST by Cindy
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To: neverdem; bitt; Ernest_at_the_Beach
"The opposing position, espoused most prominently by Sen. John McCain, was counterfactual and incoherent."
HIT LIST. It is that simple. The old fool must be kicked out. Who best to replace him. Someone with a strong over all conservative value system with strong military experience. Tis that simple. Wish things where that simple.
8 posted on 01/19/2010 10:07:13 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Liz; Lakeshark; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; ansel12; rodguy911; Hildy; SoCalPol; ohioWfan; ...

SCOTT BROWN, PATRIOT PING!


9 posted on 01/19/2010 10:14:21 PM PST by onyx
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To: neverdem; dcwusmc

BUMP to read tomorrow.


10 posted on 01/19/2010 10:19:11 PM PST by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER (NRA member) III Oathkeeper)
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To: neverdem

I think it’s over the top.

How many times did Brown discuss National Security? He discussed it once in the debate, yes. But Brown never used that as his campaign battlecry.

Nothing can be further from the truth:

1. Brown used “anti-Obamacare” sentiment using RomneyCare as an argument. Coakley attacked his record of voting for RomneyCare but Brown rightfully sent the blame to Romney, which is fair IMHO. Romney took the bipartisan leadership for RomneyCare. It’s toxic for any State Legislator to go against the “whims and wishes” of the two Parties (R & D).

2. Brown’s real message: ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT AND ANTI-STATUS QUO. His message is Change. Anti-establishment campaign is theme. It’s the reason why we have Obama as President. Sadly for Obama, seating in the WH suddenly changed his side of the fence. Obama is now part and the head of the Establishment politicians.

The lesson is therefore not national security. The lesson is simple:

To win in November, Republicans should take the mantle of “REAL CHANGE” and “ANTI STATUS QUO.”


11 posted on 01/19/2010 10:20:26 PM PST by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a conservative stance.)
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To: convertedtoreason; neverdem

Little noticed bit of Scott Brown trivia: he polled better on the issue of “enemy combatants” than on health care. Voters really do not trust the Democrats on national security and it is growing in the conscience of voters as a very real issue.


12 posted on 01/19/2010 10:43:18 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: convertedtoreason
How many times did Brown discuss National Security? He discussed it once in the debate, yes. But Brown never used that as his campaign battlecry.

Nothing can be further from the truth:

From the 1st paragraph:

“People talk about the potency of the health-care issue,” Brown’s top strategist, Eric Fehrnstrom, told National Review’s Robert Costa, “but from our own internal polling, the more potent issue here in Massachusetts was terrorism and the treatment of enemy combatants.”

I wouldn't forget Coakley's comment about Afghanistan, the attack at Fort Hood and the underpants bomber.

13 posted on 01/19/2010 10:46:30 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: onyx
SCOTT BROWN, PATRIOT PING!

What the hell does that mean? What are you trying to sell?

It was an election to replace a dead Ted Kennedy with a rino, don't try to make more of it.

14 posted on 01/19/2010 11:15:40 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: icwhatudo

It sure was!


15 posted on 01/19/2010 11:55:05 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: ansel12
It was part of the REVOLUTION that's going to save America from Marxism, ansel.

Don't try to make less of it.

16 posted on 01/20/2010 6:47:04 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: neverdem; jesseam; SkyPilot; No Surrender No Retreat; SoldierDad; Bitsy; bitt; kristinn; ZULU; ...

God Bless Our Troops and God Bless Scott Brown

Sound Up; please share with others. The Warrior’s Song

http://www.thewarriorsong.com/video.html


17 posted on 01/20/2010 6:58:31 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: ohioWfan
It was part of the REVOLUTION that's going to save America from Marxism, ansel. Don't try to make less of it.

I was a Scott Brown volunteer, I know the election was a good victory.

Let's not let it turn into an anti conservative victory by playing the guy up as a Presidential candidate, or something more than a moderate Republican that won a liberal, Massachusetts Senate seat, and that can hopefully hold it.

18 posted on 01/20/2010 8:28:41 AM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: ansel12

Your state is just plain stupid.


19 posted on 01/20/2010 8:45:47 AM PST by bfree (The revolution is coming and it will be violent)
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To: ansel12; onyx
What the hell does that mean? What are you trying to sell?

It was an election to replace a dead Ted Kennedy with a rino, don't try to make more of it.

This was your response to a ping onyx gave, calling Brown a "Patriot"

For a volunteer in this monumental victory (and yes, it WAS monumental), you certainly seem anxious to tamp down the joy.

What happened yesterday was much moer than "an election to replace a dead Ted Kennedy with a rino," and as a volunteer, you know that.

I completely agree with your assessment at this point of Brown as a Presidential candidate, but that was not what you were responding to in your post.

20 posted on 01/20/2010 8:50:02 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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