Archives: War On Terror

This day, we fight.

September 11, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on This day, we fight. | Filed in: History, Kevin, War On Terror.

Hold your ground! Hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers, I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. • Read More »

Only Nixon can go to China, and only a Republican can clean up military procurement.

July 3, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Only Nixon can go to China, and only a Republican can clean up military procurement. | Filed in: GOP, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

There’s a new report out from a former F-35 test pilot, blasting the military’s latest and “greatest” jet fighter’s ability to do, well, anything. The F-35 jockey tried to target the F-16 with the stealth jet’s 25-millimeter cannon, but the smaller F-16 easily dodged. “Instead of catching the bandit off-guard by rapidly pull aft to • Read More »

Not to rain on your free-speech parade, but…

January 16, 2015 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, War On Terror.

Just about a year ago, the Nigerian Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped, raped and sold into slavery an entire school of 12-15 year old girls, due in large part to their Christian faith. The reaction from the Obama administration was swift and self-righteous: It immediately asked millions of Twitter users to express their outrage • Read More »

Channelling Heinlein

November 30, 2014 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Channelling Heinlein | Filed in: Books, Crime, Current Events, Guns, History, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, Quotes, War On Terror.

“With national governments in collapse at the end of the XXth century, something had to fill the vacuum, and in many cases it was the returned veterans. They had lost a war, most of them had no jobs, many were sore as could be over the terms of the Treaty of New Delhi, especially the • Read More »

Mumbai…Oklahoma City…Nairobi…Woolwich…Ottawa?

October 9, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Mumbai…Oklahoma City…Nairobi…Woolwich…Ottawa? | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Guns, International, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Mumbai: An attack by militant Islamists shooting randomly into crowds kills dozens and injures hundreds. Military and police forces were almost powerless to stop the rampage. Oklahoma City: A convert to radical Islam beheads one coworker and attempts to kill others, but he’s stopped by a good guy with a gun. Nairobi: Radical Islamic terrorists • Read More »

It’s not us, it’s you.

June 4, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on It’s not us, it’s you. | Filed in: blogging, Democrats, International, Kevin, Law, Military, War On Terror.

The Obama administration’s new attempt to spin away their decision to free five Taliban generals in return for one American soldier deserter may seem as stupid as the decision to make the trade, but it makes sense.  From a liberal point of view.  White House aides were aware Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been tagged a • Read More »

The dog that no longer barks in the night.

November 29, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The dog that no longer barks in the night. | Filed in: History, International, iraq, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Ever notice that  the liberal left is no longer constantly telling us, “We support the troops, we want them brought home!”, even as Obama is making plans to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan into 2024 and beyond?  It’s almost as if their hand-wringing and outcries of concern for American troops was just some kind of • Read More »

The sad legacy of the Navy Yard Shooting

September 19, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The sad legacy of the Navy Yard Shooting | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, GOP, Guns, Kevin, Military, War On Terror.

Allen West is 100% correct here: We’ve just sent out a message to terrorists around the world that if they want to kill American servicemen, the place to do it isn’t Kandahar, it’s Kansas.  Real lesson of #NavyYardShooting is we've turned military installations into gun-free free-fire zones for attackers. Our enemies r watching. — Allen • Read More »

Public Service Message

September 10, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Public Service Message | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics, Religion, War On Terror.

A word of warning: With the anniversary of  9/11 approaching and more attacks by jihadists on our embassies a distinct possibility, if you’ve done a video or blog post in the past year that criticizes Islam, better pull it down now, lest you get blamed for the jihadist’s attacks and be arrested by your own • Read More »

Apocalypse Now

September 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Apocalypse Now | Filed in: Democrats, International, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

“Who’s the commanding officer here?”  “Ain’t that you?”  This is what happens when you have a Commander In Chief more concerned with his golf game and partying with celebrities than he is with the duties of being President.  Deputy national-security adviser Tony Blinken says “No, um, I didn’t mean to say that Obama wants to • Read More »

Ghosts of Benghazi

September 8, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Ghosts of Benghazi | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, History, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Shockingly, the people who screwed up and left Americans to die in a Middle Eastern country in the midst of a chaotic civil war aren’t too happy when people remind them of that fact.  “The administration has a serious credibility issue with the American people due to the unanswered questions surrounding the terrorist attack in • Read More »

I *was* going to do a long post about how it’s Amateur Hour at the White House

September 6, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I *was* going to do a long post about how it’s Amateur Hour at the White House | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, History, International, Kevin, Military, War On Terror.

But Victor David Hanson went and did a better one.  Curse him and his extra-large brain!  How did Obama get himself into this mess? It was bound to happen, given his past habits. All we are seeing now is the melodramatic fulfillment of vero possumus, lowering the rising seas, faux Corinthian columns, hope and change, the bows, the Cairo speech, • Read More »

Is Valerie Jarrett the person behind the deaths at Benghazi?

August 8, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Is Valerie Jarrett the person behind the deaths at Benghazi? | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Democrats, International, Kevin, Law, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Some interesting tidbits here. Normally, I’d say let’s wait for more info, but given the 2nd most dangerous place to be in Washington is between the President and a celebrity appearance (the first is, of course, to be between him and a tee time), it only makes sense that Obama would outsource managing the security • Read More »

British soldier killed in front of barracks because of Muslim Extremism and outrage over Denmark winning Eurovision, but mostly Muslim Extremism*.

May 22, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on British soldier killed in front of barracks because of Muslim Extremism and outrage over Denmark winning Eurovision, but mostly Muslim Extremism*. | Filed in: Crime, Culture, Current Events, International, Kevin, Law, War On Terror.

There are two possible responses to a dispersed threat like home-grown terrorism: A dispersed response, such as what worked on United Flight 93, or an unarmed population and a police state. Britain has chosen a police state, and this happens. “Video filmed by an onlooker and broadcast by ITV News shows a man with his • Read More »

A rope, a light pole, some assembly required.

April 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A rope, a light pole, some assembly required. | Filed in: Crime, International, iraq, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Not so long ago, the anti-war left and the media (but I repeat myself) were all outraged, OUTRAGED over the Iraq War and ChimpyBu$Hitler’s evil overlord, Darth Cheney, were (allegedly) lining their pockets over the misery of others.  We all by now know that Dick Cheney retired from the Pentagon in 1993 to accede to • Read More »

Maybe speculation, maybe not.

April 16, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Maybe speculation, maybe not. | Filed in: Current Events, International, Kevin, Law, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

The bombs at the Boston Marathon used pressure cookers to contain the explosions. Pressure cookers aren’t all that common in sea-level areas like Boston.   Pressure cookers are common, however, in the high altitude regions of Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan… … where they’re used to make bombs and IED’s. Terrorists groups tend to stick with • Read More »

RIP Baroness Thatcher

April 8, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on RIP Baroness Thatcher | Filed in: History, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;Bring me my Arrows of desire:Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!Bring me my Chariot of fire! I will not cease from Mental Fight,Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:Till we have built Jerusalem,In Englands green & pleasant Land

When Is V-T Day?

March 7, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on When Is V-T Day? | Filed in: Kevin, Law, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Rand Paul’s filibuster yesterday, aside from being a an absolutely brilliant piece of political showmanship, brings up a good point: Are there limitations on the scope of the enemy we’re fighting? How do we know when/if we’ve defeated Al Qaeada/The Taliban/etc., declare victory and go home? What does victory look like in a war on • Read More »

That all depends on what your meaning of Jihad is

February 25, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on That all depends on what your meaning of Jihad is | Filed in: Crime, Kevin, Law, Military, politcs, War On Terror.

Daniel Pipe asks, ordinary crook, or the start of something bigger?  Because the media, law enforcement, and elected officials are so reluctant to give out information about the attackers’ religion, much less their motives, it’s basically impossible to tell from the outside if they represent a wave of jihadi attacks by Islamists or are just • Read More »

A kinder, gentler machinegun hand.

February 5, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A kinder, gentler machinegun hand. | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, International, Kevin, Law, Military, politcs, War On Terror.

  “The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in • Read More »

Three Old Books for the New Year

December 28, 2012 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Books, Economics, History, Kevin, Politics, War On Terror.

I’m finding these days that I’m recommending the same three books over and over again to people who want to learn more about the where conservatism is and where it’s going. So without durther afew, here they are.  The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright. Exhaustively researched well-written, it lays • Read More »

Spam is not halal.

November 16, 2012 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: computers, Humor, International, Kevin, Medicine, Military, MSM and New Media, Technology, War On Terror.

Whoops.  Taliban spokesperson Qari Yousuf Ahmedi was forwarding an email from another Taliban spokesperson last Saturday, but much like your grandmother, he seemed to have confused the BCC (blind carbon copy which keeps emails addresses private) and the CC functions, and published the entire mailing list to everyone on it. According to ABC News, about • Read More »

Pentagoners.

November 14, 2012 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Current Events, International, Kevin, Military, MSM and New Media, Politics, War On Terror.

Confused by the all the shenanigans and goings-on at the CIA, FBI and Pentagon? Not sure who is sleeping with who (and why?).  The National Post has created this handy little infographic so you can keep track at home.  Sex. Betrayal. Hanky-panky in the highest levels of government. A U.S. ambassador killed and dragged through • Read More »