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Iran launches missiles carrying message of "peace and friendship"

No, really: Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards fired 14 missiles in an exercise Tuesday, one of them a medium-range weapon capable of striking Israel or US targets in the Gulf, state...

Things that make you go hmmm

Coinkydink?  Or something more... sinister? The five nuclear experts killed in a plane crash in northern Russia earlier this week had assisted in the design of an Iranian atomic facility,...

A theory to explain the insanity of the ATF's 'Fast and Furious' gun smuggling program

Lately, there's been lots of talk about the faltering state of our economy.  It's certainly the single biggest failure of the Obama Administration, and, consequently, the single biggest weakness for...

Lefty Tolerance: "We Hated Reagan"

The sudden and convenient amnesia of the left as regards their new found respect for Reagan must not be allowed to pass unmentioned, and my hat is off to Mr. Duboff for reminding folks that Reagan was the left's favorite punching bag for decades.

Mesh Internet To Defeat Government Repression

With the news that the next Pearl Harbor could be a cyberattack, I had this terrible thought: “If they destroy our Internets, then how are we going to get our...

Sarah Palin: "File this under 'WTF'"

The woman is giving it to Obama time and time again.  She's a one person opposition party: As Governor I fought the Obama Administration's plans to cut funds for missile...

Bad Career Move

With the indictment of John Edwards, we see a classic example of "how the mighty have fallen" -- just under seven years ago, he was nominated for the classic "one...

A (very) short course in the history of insurgency and counter-insurgency

The British and Commonwealth forces formerly held the prize for shortest with the Malayan Emergency (12 years). The United States overtook them for first with the Iraqi insurgency (7 years) and retains the third and fourth place finishes with the defeat of the insurgency portion of the Second Indochina War in 13 years and the Philippine Insurgency in 14 years. Note that the Eritrean War of Independence dragged on for 30 years, as did the last hold outs in the Malayan Emergency.

Is Iran linked to 9/11?

This New York Times piece is suggesting the answer may very well be yes: Two defectors from Iran's intelligence service have testified that Iranian officials had "foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks,"...

Out Cartering Carter

Using the same metrics as were used in 1980 the current Misery Index is in excess of 25.

Chicology

  Chico, the incredible typing Chihuahua (judging by his apparent limits in education and reading comprehension, and his absurdly obvious inferiority complex) and resident troll here at Wizbang, inadvertently provided...

"We'll Make Them An Offer They Should Refuse"

Years ago, I read that "The Godfather" was a movie that every man should watch. And I've watched it many a time. Hell, years ago I found the "definitive" version...

"Even through the joy of a successful operation, there are troubling signs"

Sobering thoughts coming our way via David French at Pathos: Osama bin Laden brought an ocean of suffering into this world, and his death--while temporarily easing that pain and bringing...

"Obama marinates in the foul identity politics that are the bread and butter of modern progressives"

I'm a huge fan of Ronald Maxwell's movie Gettysburg, an adaptation of Michael Shaara's novel The Killer Angels and so when I came across Robert Avrech's post highlighting General John...

Up, Up, And Away He Goes

Well, a lot of people are talking about the latest issue of Action Comics, where Superman announces that he intends to renounce his US citizenship. And that has a lot...

Mideast Update

I've been sitting on quite a few stories on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, trying to find just the right opportunity to bring them up. And they've finally piled up enough to...

Smoke 'em out

There's a John Wayne movie called Big Jake that, while kind of mediocre otherwise, at one point makes an argument very poignant to the existential struggle in which America is...

Echoes Of Failures Past

I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is something hauntingly familiar about what seems to be the Obama policy regarding Libya. Something that seems eerily reminiscent of......

Great Style, Little Substance

Well, I heard most of President Obama's speech last night, but fortunately there were transcripts posted almost immediately that I could access. And as I listened, I remembered something I...

"The coming is near"

Drudge is currently leading with this CBN story that some will see to be sensational, even nonsensical.  I think we should hope those people are correct: New evidence has emerged...

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