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.
MARCH 3, 2015
Bibi accepted an invitation extended to him by Boehner. Bibi was under no obligation to check and see if Obama “approved” of Congress’ invitation. Bibi is the most blameless character in this story.
President Obama’s adamant refusal to link the barbaric atrocities committed by the Islamic State and affiliated al-Qaeda militias to Islam is an insult to the intelligence of all thinking Americans.
With Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress to discuss Iranian nukes today, one need ponder President Obama’s continuing rebukes of the Israeli Prime Minister for doing so.
In several press conferences and public statements President Obama has theorized a Middle East strategy that is limited, time sensitive and avoids “boots on the group.”
Spring break in Mexico is an annual tradition. And the past few years have seen a new, related tradition -- a warning by the government of Texas against traveling to Mexico during spring break.
In seeking to protect Israel from an existential Iranian threat, Prime Minister Netanyahu confronts problematic facts and key uncertainties. It will be interesting to hear how he deals with them in today’s address to Congress...
MARCH 2, 2015
Dr. King was outspoken in his support of Israel and today there is a street named for him in Jerusalem.
MARCH 1, 2015
Despite her staff members being informed that a terrorist group had claimed credit for the attack, Clinton, issued an official statement, claiming the assault may have been in “a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.”
We can see the terrorists as an external invading force that has to be destroyed or as an internal element in our society to be managed.
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
(A Nuclear Coalition of Iran, North Korea, Syria, China and Russia)
"Muslims love to take advantage of free speech. As soon as there is someone saying something critical against Islam, they want to restrict it."
The Copts in Egypt have been subjected to a wave of attacks and killings in the wake of the popular uprising that overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood regime in July 2013.
The president has also rejected an Iraqi request to have US military technicians and logistical experts present in “theaters” where battles are under way.
From the very first moments of the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides were advised that the compound was under a terrorist attack
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
While negative attacks about Giuliani’s comments are hypocritical, his words raise a much deeper, and darker, side of Obama.
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Team Obama’s decision late last week to disclose to the press the operational outline for an all-out assault on the Islamic State (aka ISIS)-held Iraqi city of Mosul is a bit of a head scratcher.
Any and all these attack strategies—each alone and certainly in combination—could take down our currently unprotected electric power grid for an indefinite period of time.
Never in the course of American history has so much harm been done to so many by so few.
Reversing thousands of years of battlefield experience in which wars were won by “killing them”, the State Department spokeswoman argued that you can’t defeat ISIS by killing its fighters.
What is pulling Western-born boys, a surprising number of them converts from other religions, to the grisly banner of Islamic State?
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
It seems that the concern over Netanyahu’s pending speech is more about diplomatic protocol and politics than the international ramifications that would flow from a nuclear Iran.
Since the 9/11 attack on New York and the Pentagon in 2001, there have been close to 25,000 terrorist attacks worldwide, all of which were perpetrated in the name of Islam.
Lavie confirmed that his previous Associated Press employer had suppressed film taken by an AP cameraman in Nablus of Palestinians celebrating the Sept. 11, 2001 Al-Qaeda attacks.
Christ didn’t countenance violence. Islam, or at least an interpretation of Islam, does.
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A majority of Americans believe nuclear weapons will never be used...Given late developments, perhaps it is time to rethink nuclear preparedness.