Tag Archives: Terrorism

Pennsylvania Sniper Did It for Liberty and Freedumb

While the Pennsylvania shooter who led authorities on a wild goose chase into the forest for two months has been described as a “survivalist,” it wasn’t entirely clear until now why he ambushed two state police officers outside their barracks. … Continue reading

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Fox News is Back on the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Thing

Their priorities are totally in order. GRETCHEN CARLSON: It’s all pray and no play. The controversial Ground Zero Mosque was supposed to be a cultural center, but it turns out it’s now an empty space with no community programs. Dozens … Continue reading

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The Fair-Weather Patriotism of the Benghazi-Gate Conspiracy Theorists

My Tuesday column covers the disparity between the Republican reaction to September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012, and the growing conspiracy theories surrounding Benghazi. When terrorists hit the consulate in Benghazi, Romney and the Republicans couldn’t muster the decency … Continue reading

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Benghazi Gate

It’s not getting a lot of coverage in the liberal blogosphere, but you should be aware that conservatives think the president deliberately ordered military support to “stand down” during the attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Yep. That’s right. He … Continue reading

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GOP Libya Talking Points Collapse

Following the president’s righteous smackdown of Mitt Romney during the second presidential debate, the GOP and Fox News have slowly recognized the fact that the president did call the attack on the American embassy in Libya an “act of terror.” … Continue reading

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Benghazi Reaction vs. 9/11 Reaction

I’ve had this ongoing theory that if Al Gore had been president during 9/11, the Republicans would’ve tried to impeach him for it. Instead, Bush was president and the entire nation rallied around him in the wake of the largest … Continue reading

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Acts of Terror and Candy Crowley

Right on cue, Fox News Channel and AM radio are hanging Candy Crowley in effigy for fact-checking Romney’s “acts of terror” assertion during the climactic section of last night’s debate. Worse, even with the transcript of the president in hand, … Continue reading

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Pointing Fingers

A common theme among the Romney campaign, and during the vice presidential debate, has been to point fingers at the Obama administration for supposedly bungling both the preparation for and the response to the attack on the American embassy in … Continue reading

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Romney Advisers Want to Bring Back Torture

If you consider yourself to be a single-issue voter who will not vote for President Obama because of drones or “liberty,” you should read this first. According to an internal campaign memo obtained by the New York Times, Romney’s national … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theory

Who said this? Alex Jones or Rush Limbaugh? “What if Ayman al-Zawahiri gave up Osama bin Laden for the express purpose of making Obama look good? Giving Obama stature, political capital?” If you guessed Alex Jones, you would have guessed … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“But we see on our televisions that there’s still threats to the world. That’s why we have to be relentless in pursing those who attacked us this week … as long as I’m commander in chief, we will sustain the … Continue reading

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Ironically, Romney Now Apologizing For America

I jest, of course, because after holding a press conference to accuse the Obama administration of apologizing for America, the talking-points being circulated by the Romney campaign instructs surrogates to say that he rejects the message of the anti-Muslim film … Continue reading

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Romney: POTUS is a Terrorist Sympathizer

Here’s Mitt Romney as he left the podium today with a big, arrogant smirk on his face. Mitt Romney was smirking because he just finished conducting a press conference during which he accused President Obama of sympathizing with the extremists … Continue reading

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New York Times Reports More Bush 9/11 Negligence

This is only the tip of the iceberg. From a NYT exclusive: The direct warnings to Mr. Bush about the possibility of a Qaeda attack began in the spring of 2001. By May 1, the Central Intelligence Agency told the … Continue reading

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Idealism and Spiking the Bin Laden Football

My Monday column takes on the notion that the Democrats shouldn’t have ballyhooed the killing of Bin Laden. You might have noticed how the Democrats last week weren’t afraid to ballyhoo the Obama administration’s tenacious pursuit and killing of Osama … Continue reading

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Just Another Isolated Incident?

A routine murder trial in Georgia took an unexpected turn today after it was revealed that the men on trial for murdering a fellow servicemember and his girlfriend murdered them to cover up their plot to assume control of Fort … Continue reading

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Worst Persons in the World

Fox News Channel, who outed the real name of the Navy SEAL Team Six soldier who wrote a book about the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. And now, this has happened: Users on several militant Islamic websites affiliated with … Continue reading

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The Truth-O-Meter

Artist – Pat Bagley Less than 24 hours after Fox News revealed the identity of the Navy SEAL planning to write a book about his experience participating in the Bin Laden raid, militant islamic websites affiliated with Al-Qaida posted his … Continue reading

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Bachmann Goes Full Bachmann

Not only is she indicting Clinton aide Huma Abedin as a terrorist conspirator, but she’s also going after Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Evildoer) — with Glenn Beck’s help no less. BECK: Okay. So when you wrote this letter, then Keith Ellison … Continue reading

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Explosive Liquids at Airports

I’m flying today, so this piece about confiscated liquids at airport security gates caught my attention: For starters, liquids surrendered at airports are assumed to be potentially hazardous, and therefore they must be disposed of, so the charity route won’t … Continue reading

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