How do we fight terrorism abroad?
At the same time that we are working to secure and defend the American homeland, the United States must also be aggressively waging the war on terrorism abroad. The United States is safer if terrorists never reach our borders and the whole world is safer if they never turn to terrorism at all. Understanding these facts, the United States has developed a two-pronged approach to winning the war on terrorism overseas. First, we must identify and neutralize those individuals who represent threats to American interests. Naturally, some of these people are actual terrorists, with the intention of traveling to the United States or our foreign installations and causing death and destruction. Others are terrorist supporters, including governments, financiers, religious leaders, and instructors, all of whom are essential to the continued implementation and success of terrorism. Their work is as deadly as that of their operational allies and must be stopped if we hope to prevent further attacks.
At the same time that the United States is fighting terrorism where it already exists, it also has developed and implemented a multidimensional approach to preventing the spread of radicalism and the education of new terrorists. Certain conditions generally accompany the decision of an individual to turn to terrorism, including socioeconomic status, integration into the community, level and type of education, and exposure to foreign cultures. While these are not foolproof predictors of potential radical sympathies, they so frequently accompany a susceptibility to radicalization and a willingness to use violence that their association is generally accepted by most analysts. If the United States can reduce the pervasiveness and potency of these factors, it may also be able to control the spread of terrorism worldwide.
APRIL 26, 2017
Or, as Oscar Wilde succinctly stated: "I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself."
The nation of Syria is in a state of chaotic turmoil. It is ostensibly ruled by the dictator Bashar al-Assad, but his grip on power is tenuous due to the fact that his own people have had quite enough of him and are now in open revolt, leaving the nation in civil war.
By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces.
All 100 U.S. senators have been invited to the White House today for a briefing on North Korea, but it’s “not a White House briefing,” presidential spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Monday.
A 21-year-old British student named Hannah Bladon was recently stabbed and murdered in Jerusalem by a Palestinian terrorist. Moments before her death, Ms. Bladon had given up her train seat to a woman holding a baby. That is when Jamil Tamimi attacked and killed her.
The Iranian regime’s nuclear weapons program, born in secrecy and kept hidden for years, has never skipped a beat and today continues on course in underground and military facilities to which inspectors have no access
Last month, Bahrain security authorities arrested members of an Iranian-sponsored terrorist cell, accusing them of planning to assassinate senior government officials.
Yom HaShoah comes and goes. A day for looking back at what has happened and a day for looking away from what will happen.
“Only air and water are more important to sustain life than electrical power.” ~ Texas District 2 State Senator Bob Hall
APRIL 25, 2017
The opponents of the immigration executive orders vehemently oppose the new American president and his actions to protect the country, as he promised to do. The Left joined by pro-Muslim organizations have been protesting the suspension of U.S. visas to Muslim refugees and travelers from only seven out of fifty Muslim-majority countries.
The Pro-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) organization Human Rights Campaign vociferously opposes the confirmation of Mark Green for Secretary of the Army. Human Rights Campaign is funded by self-indicted Nazi-collaborator and demonstrably anti-American billionaire George Soros.
The NYT recently published a lengthy postmortem on the effects that the FBI investigation into Clinton’s emails and the bureau’s investigation into Trump’s alleged ties to Russia had on the 2016 election.
What justifies ignoring the crisis in Venezuela, a country located a few hours’ flight away from the United States, whose actions are so consequential in terms of democracy, human rights, and our own national security?
According to Michael Anton, one of President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy aides, the chief characteristic of Trump’s foreign policy is unpredictability. On the surface, unpredictability is a great advantage.
APRIL 24, 2017
“There has been a lot of positive symbolism” from Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi regarding Islamic reform but little action, stated former American Ambassador Alberto Fernandez on April 3 in Washington, DC.
Each year legislators sharpen their knives, consider key constituent needs and meet to pass a budget. This year isn’t very different except that when the Republicans could not unify to replace the Affordable Care Act, unexpected questions about the party emerged.
After the Democrats’ drubbing in the 2016 election, one would have thought they would be reluctant to oppose Donald Trump on his signature issue of securing America’s southern border.
Freedom of Speech? Stuff and nonsense! The fascists are coming out of the closet.
The Times notes: “Mr. Comey’s defenders regard this as one of the untold stories of the Clinton investigation, one they say helps explain his decision-making.”
With tensions mounting on the Korean Peninsula, the US focusing on force multipliers in the region, and President Donald Trump showing a resolve to confront tyrants (as his missile strike against in Syria demonstrated), we hear North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s bravado.
Nothing has changed in attitudes against the Jews in the last century. From the programs of a hundred years ago to the strain inflicted on Israel today there is an eerie similarity.
In your self-righteous zeal to toe the party line, you have completely forgotten about we the people and the welfare of the nation you're supposed to be serving.
APRIL 23, 2017
I feel like my country, the country I’ve lived in for over 44 years, is a patient in intensive care.
President Trump has nominated Mark Green, a state senator, West Point graduate and former flight surgeon, for Secretary of the Army. Green’s confirmation is a litmus test for President Trump and the Republican Congress, a choice between military readiness or enforced political correctness.
APRIL 22, 2017
How are citizens supposed to detect fake news when the real news is so bizarre? How did Karim Cheurfi, born 31 December 1977 à Livry-Gargan achieve his lifetime dream of killing a policeman despite the “vigilance” of the courts and law enforcement? How did he manage to do it on the Champs Elysées smack in the middle of the final all- candidate show of a problematical presidential campaign? How could this emblematic attack not influence the results of the first-round vote on April 23rd?
APRIL 21, 2017
Make no mistake: this is a huge win for the Obama administration and the permanent foreign policy bureaucracy – the so-called swamp – who desperately want to protect this flawed and dangerous agreement at all costs.
While relentlessly having supported Obama’s actions in Afghanistan, Warren now seeks specifics. Disregarding the obvious two reasons for MOAB’s employment – saving American lives and snuffing out those of brutal killers – Warren’s credentials to run in 2020 as her party’s presidential candidate are suspect.
The man’s identity has yet to be confirmed by authorities, but an ISIS-affiliated news agency said the terrorist group was responsible.
Beijing is still playing a double game, seeking concessions from Washington without doing anything that would jeopardize the Kim Jong Un regime.
During the election campaign, Barack Obama teased Donald Trump over his short temper and lack of self-control. A man who couldn't be trusted with Twitter, Obama mocked, couldn't be trusted with nuclear codes.
The progressive media, and their left-wing allies, have been on an endless binge of Trump-bashing that began even before Donald Trump took office as president.
APRIL 20, 2017
In the mid-1970s, young American adults--in the 18-to-34 age bracket--were far more likely to be married and living with a spouse than living in their parents’ home.
President Trump was reportedly furious when he learned that the State Department had issued a statement on Tuesday declaring Iran in compliance with the so-called nuclear “deal.”
We all know that the Russians hacked DNC computers, intervening in the 2016 election in an effort to subvert our democracy and help Donald Trump win the presidency. How do we know this?
In today’s world of a Trump presidency in which any actions he undertakes, regardless of its logical rational, becomes a topic of criticism by his political opponents, we must look at two of his decisions – independent of the tainted lenses through which critics choose to view them – made concerning Syria.
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USAID website reports it gave $4,819,125 in taxpayer money to Soros’s Open Society Foundation – Macedonia between from 2012 to 2016