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  • Unfit for duty: McMaster and Gorka

    03/03/2017 5:36:15 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Unfit for duty: McMaster and Gorka It is unfortunate and disquieting that this denial and willful ignorance continues in the Trump administration. One cannot defeat an enemy that one does not understand, much less one that one refuses to understand. President Trump continues to speak about “radical Islamic terrorism” while hiring people who remain in Obamoid fantasyland. This must be clarified.“Unfit for Duty,” by John Guandolo, Understanding the Threat, February 26, 2017: The new National Security Advisor – Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster – and the Counter-Terrorism advisor to the President of the United States – Sebastian Gorka – both...
  • Unfit for Duty

    03/03/2017 5:21:28 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 31 replies
    understanding the threat ^ | February 26, 2017
    The new National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster and the Counter-Terrorism advisor to the President of the United States Sebastian Gorka both unequivocally state the terrorist threat America faces has nothing to do with true Islam. Both men are catastrophically wrong and, therefore, are leading America down a disastrous road towards defeat. The New York Times, Guardian, and CNN all report Lt General McMaster told members of the National Security Council Thursday he felt radical Islamic terrorism was an unhelpful way to describe terrorism because becoming a terrorist is actually un-Islamic in the first...
  • Trumps NSC: A Bureaucratic Balancing Act

    02/28/2017 7:34:54 AM PST · by bigbob · 1 replies
    The Cyber Brief ^ | 2-28-17 | Will Edwards
    The appointment of Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor was not the Trump Administrations first shake-up on the National Security Council, and it is unlikely to be the last. The Trump Administrations decision to upend the NSCs organization is an effort to correct what many believed had become a bloated bureaucratic structure that could not attain its key goals. The NSC is a handpicked advisory committee charged with directing the expedient flow of national security information to and from the President. The staff includes the Principals Committee, which includes the secretaries of state, treasury, and defense, among others,...
  • Bannon Out of NSC? McMaster Prepares To Reorganize Foreign Policy Team

    02/25/2017 11:13:55 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 65 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | "Tyler Durden"
    "...veterans of past administrations and members of Congress from both parties criticized the decision to put Mr. Bannon on the principals committee, saying that it risked injecting politics into national security. President George W. Bushs senior adviser, Karl Rove, was generally kept out of sensitive national security meetings. Mr. Obamas senior adviser, David Axelrod, attended some national security meetings but was not given formal status." "As for Bannon, who may be cut from the NSC, Trump's decision will be carefully watched as such a move would be potentially perceived as a relaxation of Bannon's influence over Trump, a topic which...
  • Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term 'radical Islamic terrorism', sources say

    02/25/2017 9:58:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 64 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | Spencer Ackerman
    Donald Trumps new national security adviser has told staff at the White House he does not wish to use the term radical Islamic terrorism to describe the terrorist threat the US faces, according to multiple sources.
  • Trump Picks CFR Member for New National Security Advisor

    02/25/2017 7:53:31 AM PST · by imardmd1 · 81 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 21 February 2017 | Warren Mass
    (snip) Since Trump owes his election to the presidency primarily to those "standard conservatives," what we applied to Cruz (i.e., that it is no longer considered to be politically risky for a conservative, self-proclaimed "anti-establishment" candidate to openly place a man who is a CFR member in a prominent slot) also applies to Trump. For the "standard conservative," the fact that McMaster is a CFR member is largely irrelevant. When considering how relevant McMasters CFR membership may be in his strategic position in the Trump administration, we should examine how closely he adheres to the CFRs record for advancing internationalism,...
  • New National Security Advisor doesn't believe in "radical Islamic terrorism"?

    02/25/2017 5:47:03 AM PST · by KyCats · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2107 | Ed Straker
    President Trump's new National Security Advisor doesn't believe it is "helpful" to say the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism." President Trumps newly appointed national security adviser has told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion, rejecting a key ideological view of other senior Trump advisers and signaling a potentially more moderate approach to the Islamic world. The adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, told the staff of the National Security Council on Thursday, in his first all hands staff meeting, that the label radical Islamic terrorism was not helpful because terrorists are un-Islamic, according to people...
  • Dead Drop: February 24

    02/24/2017 5:26:05 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    The Cipher Brief ^ | February 24, 2017 | By Anonymous
    MCMASTER OF THE UNIVERSE: Dead Drop sources almost universally breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday when President Trump appointed LT Gen H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor. McMaster literally wrote the book on speaking truth to power (his two-decades-old Dereliction of Duty shot to #1 on Amazon.com this week). It was announced that the 3-star general will remain on active duty while in his new post. The White House claimed that Brent Scowcroft, the role model of how to handle the job running the NSC staff, remained on active duty in the Air Force when he first held the...
  • H.R. McMaster Breaks With Administration on Views of Islam (Won't Say Radical Islamic Terrorism)

    02/24/2017 10:14:20 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 153 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2017 | By MARK LANDLER and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON President Trumps newly appointed national security adviser has told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion, rejecting a key ideological view of other senior Trump advisers and signaling a potentially more moderate approach to the Islamic world. The adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, told the staff of the National Security Council on Thursday, in his first all hands staff meeting, that the label radical Islamic terrorism was not helpful because terrorists are un-Islamic, according to people who were in the meeting. That is a repudiation of the language regularly used by both...
  • Is new National Security Advisor McMaster a squish on ISIS?

    02/23/2017 9:47:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Every day the forcing out of Mike Flynn looks more and more like a well-coordinated political hit job Video and transcripts have surfaced of President Trumps brand new national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, making the preposterous claim that the Islamic State is not actually Islamic. This is the same outrageous lie peddled by former President Obama and his Botox-addicted second secretary of state, John Kerry, who twisted themselves into pretzels almost daily to avoid creating adverse publicity for The Official Religion of Peace.
  • McMaster is a Promising Choice (plenty of good insight)

    02/23/2017 4:53:13 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    amgreatness.com ^ | Mackubin Owens
    During the early part of the Second Gulf War, McMaster served on the staff of Gen. John Abazaid, who eventually became Commander of US Central Command, the unified command responsible for the conduct of the war. In this post, McMaster was able to assess the effectiveness of different approaches to the war in Iraq. His observations shaped the approach he would employ as commander of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment to pacify Tel Afar, a major city in northern Iraqs Nineveh Province in 2005. I had occasion to address McMasters operation in a Naval War College leadership case that I...
  • 5 Powerful Lessons That Gen McMaster Brings To The White House

    02/22/2017 7:23:17 AM PST · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | 2/20/2017 | Lauren Katzenberg and Sarah Sicard
    On Feb. 20, President Donald Trump announced that Army Lt. Gen. Herbert Raymond H.R. McMaster will replace retired Army Gen. Mike Flynn as his national security advisor. A career officer, he served during the Persian Gulf War as well as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. McMaster joined the military in 1984, and is still serving on active duty. Prior to accepting this role as national security advisor, he served as the director of Army Capabilities Integration Center and deputy commanding general with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. In 2005, he commanded 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and secured the...
  • 5 Points About New National Security Adviser Gen. McMaster

    02/21/2017 11:20:59 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | February 21, 2017 | Ryan Mauro
    President Trump has chosen General H.R. McMaster as the national security adviser and theres plenty to be happy about. Below are five points to consider with his choice.General McMaster is known for winning the most difficult of battles. As explained in this lengthy New Yorker article from 2006, he performed an amazing turnaround in the city of Tal Afar in Iraq. I remember when he arrived in 2005 and shocked observers by needing only about six months to change the situation by building strong relationships with Iraqis on the ground to kick the jihadists out and to quickly build up...
  • Exclusive: NSA pick McMaster told the National Defense University that the Islamic State is not Isl

    02/21/2017 10:59:05 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch, jihadwatch.org ^ | Monday, February 20, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    President Trump has confirmed that retired Lt. General H.R. McMaster is his new choice to be his National Security Adviser. Score one from the swamp. A source that has asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals has informed me that he was present in August 2014 when McMaster was the featured speaker for the President's Lecture Series at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. McMaster addressed an assembly of all the students in the colleges of the National Defense, including the National War College, the College of International Security Affairs (CISA), the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security...
  • Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster Named Trumps Top Security Adviser (good backstory)

    02/21/2017 6:37:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    freebeacon.com/reuters ^ | Jeff Mason and Patricia Zengerle
    In a July 14, 2014, interview with the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus, Georgia, where Fort Benning is located, McMaster, then the base commander, said: "Some people have a misunderstanding about the Army. "Some people think, hey, youre in the military and everything is super-hierarchical and youre in an environment that is intolerable of criticism and people dont want frank assessments. "I think the opposite is the case. And the commanders that Ive worked for, they want frank assessments, they want criticism and feedback." That attitude was not always shared by his superiors, and it led to his being passed...
  • New National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is the Neil Gorsuch of generals

    02/20/2017 3:49:40 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | February 20, 2017 | David French
    Donald Trump has made his choice to replace Michael Flynn, and its hard to think of a better man. Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster will be the new national security adviser: General McMaster is a former commander of the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment, my old unit. I served in Iraq with a host of guys whod served under McMaster in the Battle of Tal Afar in 2005, and almost to a man they loved him. I never served under him (I came along for the next deployment), but many of the people I respect the most were with him during one...
  • Trump appoints HR McMaster as national security adviser (McCain likes pick :()

    02/20/2017 5:23:42 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 20, 2017 | Spencer Ackerman
    HR McMaster, an army lieutenant general whose unconventional career has earned him widespread respect in US defense circles, will be Donald Trumps next national security adviser. Trump, announcing his decision, called McMaster a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience. The president had spent the weekend interviewing several generals to replace the disgraced Michael Flynn, included the retired general Keith Kellogg, the former UN ambassador John Bolton, McMaster and the West Point superintendent, Lt Gen Robert Caslen. Late last week, Robert Harward, a retired vice-admiral and a former aide to the defense secretary, James Mattis, declined Trumps offer to replace...
  • The Secret U.S. Army Study That Targets Moscow (H.R. McMaster alert!)

    02/20/2017 1:55:21 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 2014 | Bryan Bender
    Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has a shaved head and gung-ho manner that only add to his reputation as the U.S. Armys leading warrior-intellectual, one who often quotes famed Prussian general and military theorist Carl Von Clausewitz. A decade ago, McMaster fought a pitched battle inside the Pentagon for a new concept of warfare to address the threat from Islamist terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan, Iraq and other trouble spots. Now, his new mission is more focused. Target: Moscow. POLITICO has learned that, following the stunning success of Russias quasi-secret incursion into Ukraine, McMaster is quietly overseeing a high-level government panel...
  • Trump selects Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

    02/20/2017 12:31:08 PM PST · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-20-2017 | FoxNews
    President Trump has tapped U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a warrior-scholar deemed an expert in counter insurgency, to be his national security adviser, Fox News has learned. ---------- McMaster, 54, is a career Army officer who is currently director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center. He joined the Army in 1984 and distinguished himself seven years later during the Gulf War. As captain of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment's Eagle Troop, McMaster led a force of just nine tanks that took out more than 80 Iraqi Republican Guard tanks and armored vehicles.
  • Breaking: H.R. McMaster is Director of National Security Council

    02/20/2017 11:59:35 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 157 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/20/2017 | Sean Spicer
    @potus has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as the Director of the National Security Council, Lt Gen Keith Kellogg remains NSC CoS
  • Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster endorses Donald Trump (S.C)

    01/28/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | Jan. 27, 2016 | Cynthia Roldan
    GILBERT -- Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster shook up the Republican establishment -- and his close ally, Gov. Nikki Haley -- by making a move few saw coming: endorsing Donald Trump for president. "He's a man of action," McMaster said of Trump. "He speaks in words that everybody understands. It's a delightful thing to see." McMaster is the highest ranking state officer in the U.S. to endorse Trump. He's also one of South Carolina's biggest so-called "establishment" leaders, having chaired the state Republican Party for nine years. McMaster introduced Trump during his campaign rally Wednesday at the Harmon Tree Farm in...
  • South Carolina's lieutenant governor endorses Trump

    01/27/2016 4:50:28 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/27/2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    South Carolina's lieutenant governor endorsed Donald Trump during the GOP front-runner's rally here Wednesday night. Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster, who was elected in November 2014, previously served as the state's attorney general and chairman of the South Carolina GOP. He is the highest-ranking South Carolina official to endorse Trump.
  • The Pipe Dream of Easy War

    07/21/2013 11:39:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 20, 2013 | H. R. McMASTER
    A GREAT deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep, the novelist Saul Bellow once wrote. We should keep that in mind when we consider the lessons from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan lessons of supreme importance as we plan the military of the future. Our record of learning from previous experience is poor; one reason is that we apply history simplistically, or ignore it altogether, as a result of wishful thinking that makes the future appear easier and fundamentally different from the past. We engaged in such thinking in the...
  • Sources: Gov. Nikki Haley to Appoint Henry McMaster to US Senate

    12/07/2012 1:05:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/07/2012 | Christian Adams
    The Tatler has learned that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is almost certain to appoint former South Carolina Republican Party Chair and former S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster to fill the unexpired term of retiring Senator Jim DeMint. McMaster was a prominent supporter of Haley in a contentious GOP primary. Haley has reportedly already informed key South Carolina politicians of her decision. Yesterday I blogged that Haley should appoint Congressman Joe Wilson to this post, or in the alternative, Tea Party favorite Rep. Tim Scott. A Republican in Washington in 2012 must have experience with the organized Left that now...
  • SC-Gov. 2010: McCain, Giuliani cut robocalls for McMaster in S.C. race (RINO ALERT)

    06/07/2010 11:17:25 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 63+ views
    Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Former presidential candidates Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Rudy Giuliani have recorded robocalls for South Carolina gubernatorial hopeful Henry McMaster in a last minute get-out-the-vote effort ahead of Tuesday's four-way Republican primary. McCain's call began hitting households over the weekend, while Giuliani's is planned to go out Monday, according to McMaster's campaign. McCain, who won the Palmetto State's pivotal presidential primary in 2008, tells voters that he and his wife Cindy "have a special place in our hearts for the wonderful people of South Carolina." McMaster, the state's Attorney General, was one of McCain's top...
  • Francis Marion University offers tickets to Republican Gubernatorial debate (SC)

    05/26/2010 9:07:26 PM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 3 replies · 244+ views
    SCNow.com ^ | May 26, 2010 | CONTINUOUS NEWS DESK STAFF
    FLORENCE - Francis Marion University is offering a limited number of free tickets to the public for a debate featuring the Republican candidates for governor on Tuesday, June 1. The debate, which will be broadcast live on WBTW News 13 is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Chapman Auditorium on the FMU campus. Republican hopefuls Gresham Barrett, Andre Bauer, Nikki Haley and Henry McMaster will take part in the event that will center on job creation and developing long-term economic growth in South Carolina. News 13s Bob Juback will moderate the debate, which will feature a panel of journalists. Inquiries about...
  • Leading With Two Minds (COINdinistas and the transformation of the US Army)

    05/07/2010 10:50:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 656+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 7, 2010 | DAVID BROOKS
    They say that intellectual history travels slowly, and by hearse. The old generation has to die off before a new set of convictions can rise and replace entrenched ways of thinking. People also say that a large organization is like an aircraft carrier. You can move the rudder, but it still takes a long time to turn it around. Yet we have a counterexample right in front of us. Five years ago, the United States Army was one sort of organization, with a certain mentality. Today, it is a different organization, with a different mentality. It has been transformed in...
  • PowerPoint Run Amok in the Military (Good news! McMaster of Tal Afar got his star!)

    04/28/2010 5:38:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 655+ views
    Commentary ^ | 04.28.2010 | Max Boot
    I have been spending the past few days with American military forces in the Persian Gulf region. Everywhere I have gone with a group from the Council on Foreign Relations, military briefers have sheepishly prefaced their remarks by saying, I read that story about PowerPoint, but I have a few PowerPoint slides Id like to present anyway. The story theyre referring to is this New York Times article, which suggests that the military is dangerously over reliant on this Microsoft program, which makes it all too easy to substitute glib bullet points for serious thought about pressing issues. Granted, PowerPoint...
  • McMaster Tax Issue Puts Rental Properties in Spotlight

    04/21/2010 4:29:55 PM PDT · by Force of Truth · 202+ views
    free-times.com ^ | 04/21/2010 | COREY HUTCHINS
    As South Carolina nears the Republican statewide primary elections, the campaigns of those angling for the governors office have become increasingly outspoken in their attempts to tear down their rivals and claw their way into the hearts of a hardcore conservative electorate that will be voting June 8. Between the two top-fundraising candidates, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett and state Attorney General Henry McMaster, the latest back-and-forth has been centered around tax issues. In Barretts case, the issue is his 2008 vote in favor of the TARP bailout of Wall Street banks. In McMasters, its closer to home a years-old...
  • McMasters Proximity, Stupidity Problems Collide

    04/19/2010 11:25:17 AM PDT · by Force of Truth · 4 replies · 270+ views
    www.fitsnews.com ^ | September 28, 2009 | Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie)
    We knew that S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster would be setting new land speed records when it came to sucking up to trial lawyers (and sucking in their cash) during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign. We also knew he was dumb as a box of rocks which when you stop and think about it is an insult to boxes of rocks everywhere. Anyway, those two worlds have officially collided in the form of McMasters refusal to return $7,000 in campaign contributions from a pair of lawyers he hired to represent the state. As Attorney General, McMaster gets to hire...
  • Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will challenge health care legislation as unconstitutional

    03/22/2010 5:46:36 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 36 replies · 1,130+ views
    San Antonio Headlines Examiner ^ | March 22, 2010 | Jack Dennis
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on March 22, 2010, the State will be joining other states in challenging the health-care reform legislation that passed in the U.S. House last night 219-212. "The federal health care legislation passed tonight violates the United States Constitution and unconstitutionally infringes upon Texans' individual liberties," said Abbott. "To protect all Texans' constitutional rights, preserve the constitutional framework intended by our nation's founders, and defend our state from further infringement by the federal government, the State of Texas and other states will legally challenge the federal health care legislation," Abbott announced. Virginia's Attorney General Ken...
  • SC's Attorney General Will Challenge Health Care Bill (Health Care Bill Unconstitutional)

    03/22/2010 5:02:26 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 45 replies · 1,362+ views
    CarolinaLive.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | Continuous News Desk
    After the U.S. House's historic vote Sunday night passing the health care reform bill, South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster issued the following statement: "The health care legislation Congress passed tonight is an assault against the Constitution of the United States. It contains various provisions and federal mandates that are clearly unconstitutional and must not be allowed to stand. A legal challenge by the States appears to be the only hope of protecting the American people from this unprecedented attack on our system of government. The key question involved is whether personal freedom, state sovereignty and constitutional law will survive...
  • Ben Nelson to Henry McMaster: 'Call off the dogs'

    01/01/2010 1:38:39 PM PST · by maggief · 122 replies · 4,405+ views
    Politico ^ | January 1, 2010 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) reached out Thursday evening to South Carolina GOP Attorney General Henry McMaster, the leader of a group of 13 Republican state attorneys general who are threatening to file suit against the Senate health care bill, and urged him to forgo any legal action, POLITICO has learned. According to a copy of a memo sent by McMasters chief of staff to other GOP state attorneys general detailing the call, Nelson asked McMaster to call off the dogs, a reference to recent threats by the state AGs to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Medicaid provision...
  • 13 AGs threaten suit over health care

    12/30/2009 3:34:50 PM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies · 780+ views
    Republican attorneys general in 13 states say congressional leaders must remove Nebraska's political deal from the federal health care reform bill or face legal action, according to a letter provided to The Associated Press Wednesday. "We believe this provision is constitutionally flawed," South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and the 12 other attorneys general wrote in the letter to be sent Wednesday night to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "As chief legal officers of our states we are contemplating a legal challenge to this provision and we ask you to take action to render this...
  • McMaster: S.C. stimulus case unique in nation; Says outcome could have lasting impact on state gov't

    05/26/2009 3:28:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 2 replies · 361+ views
    S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster said Tuesday that the Supreme Court dispute over the state's share of federal stimulus money is a unique case with no precedents and could have long-term implications about the balance of power in the state. McMaster responded to a suit filed Friday by two Midlands students asking the state Supreme Court if lawmakers can force Gov. Mark Sanford to request $700 million in federal stimulus money over the next two budget years. Sanford has refused to accept the money unless an equal amount of state debt is paid off. McMaster said his office has found...
  • Craigslist CEO asks why SC attorney general targets his site

    05/17/2009 2:42:55 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 21 replies · 1,440+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 05/16/09 | JEFFREY COLLINS
    COLUMBIA, S.C. Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster pointed out Saturday there are plenty of places in South Carolina other than his Web site to find prostitution ads and obscene photos, saying in a blog that he wants to know why the state's top prosecutor is targeting his company. South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster has threatened to prosecute Craigslist executives for aiding and abetting prostitution if an ad on the Web site leads to a prostitution case in South Carolina. In the post on his company's blog, Buckmaster linked to a publication in Greenville he said has a larger number...
  • Governor appears to have upper hand; McMaster's opinion backs Sanford [S.C. AG sides with Sanford]

    04/01/2009 5:28:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 875+ views
    COLUMBIA Political hyperbole in the Statehouse skyrocketed Tuesday as Attorney General Henry McMaster issued an opinion that the Legislature cannot bypass the governor to accept $700 million in federal stimulus money. Legislators, in response to the news, predicted dire consequences if they have to write a budget without the money, such as mass teacher layoffs, while the governor's press secretary essentially accused lawmakers of telling tall tales. Congress intended the cash to be used to help bridge the state's shortfall in tax collections over the next two years while the economy recovers. It is a portion of the $8...
  • Do We Still Have Grants and Shermans?

    05/22/2008 3:03:45 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 72 replies · 236+ views
    Prime ^ | May 22, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Who becomes a general and why tells us a lot about whether our military is on the right or wrong track. The annual spring list of Army colonels promoted to brigadier generals will be shortly released. Already, rumors suggest that this year, unlike in the recent past, a number of maverick officers who have distinguished themselves fighting and usually defeating insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq will be chosen. For example, scholar-soldier Col. H. R. McMaster, Special Forces Col. Ken Tovo, and Col. Sean MacFarland all of whom helped turn Sunni insurgents into allies could,...
  • Author helped expose Canada terrorists

    06/05/2006 3:16:03 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 56 replies · 2,048+ views
    WND ^ | 6-5-06
    Williams worked with authorities on al-Qaida links When Canadian law enforcement authorities busted a Toronto terrorist plot with al-Qaida connections, they acted with the benefit of briefings and research developed by American investigator Paul L. Williams, author of the new WND Books release "Dunces of Doomsday: 10 Blunders that Gave Rise to Radical Islam." Canadian police last Friday arrested 17 suspected Islamic terrorists, mostly in Toronto, who were allegedly planning to unleash a string of attacks in Ontario in retaliation for the country's support of the U.S. in the War on Terror. Williams has long been investigating the link between...
  • Colonel becomes Bush poster boy

    03/26/2006 9:42:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 861+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 26, 2006 | Nina J. Easton
    In the brutal world of Washington politics, it pays to keep your friends close -- and your potential critics even closer. Was that President Bush's strategy last week when he repeatedly lauded the work of Colonel H. R. McMaster of the Third Armored Calvary Regiment?
  • Al Qaeda leader identified in 'dirty bomb' plot

    10/05/2004 12:35:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 445+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 5, 2004 | By Jerry Seper
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Al Qaeda leader identified in 'dirty bomb' plotBy Jerry SeperTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished October 5, 2004 A top al Qaeda cell leader spotted in Mexico and Canada has been identified as an active player in a scheme to obtain radioactive materials for a so-called "dirty bomb" that could be smuggled into the United States, federal authorities said. Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, who worshipped at the same South Florida mosque as Jose Padilla -- now being held as an enemy combatant in a plot to detonate a "dirty bomb" -- has attempted unsuccessfully to enter the United States using...
  • 180 pounds of nuclear material missing in Canada

    11/07/2003 7:47:41 PM PST · by Allan · 357 replies · 1,047+ views
    WABC | November 7, 2003 | John Loftus
    John Loftus now on Batchelor Alexander WABC reports: A student of Nuclear Engineering at McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario. has disappeared along with 180 pounds of nuclear waste stolen from the university's nuclear reactor. This happened several months ago but an alert has been ordered tonight in the USA and Canada. His name is ? Adnan al-ShoukriJumai, 27 years old, a Saudi national. A search is underway. The fear is that they may hijack a cargo plane in Canada. I hope to provide further details later on this thread.
  • Evidence Points to Dirty-Bomb Plot

    10/29/2003 9:48:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies · 484+ views
    Insight ^ | Oct. 29, 2003 | Scott L. Wheeler
    Adnan El Shukrijumah is a suspected al-Qaeda organizer who is the subject of a worldwide manhunt by the FBI and CIA. He is believed to be working on Osama bin Laden's plan to trigger a radiological disaster inside the United States - the so-called "dirty-bomb" scenario where a small charge would trigger dispersion of radiation over a large area, wreaking havoc on those caught in the blast and making the blast area uninhabitable. High-grade uranium is not necessary for this project; ordinary, low-grade nuclear waste will be deadly enough. El Shukrijumah has eluded capture. But Insight in field interviews...