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 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.

JANUARY 31, 2015

The Obama years will be forever known as the Dark Ages of US history, a time of political, cultural and economic deterioration. We have yet to see if they will lead to the fall of the American republic.

"We are so honored to welcome him as an advisor and consultant and look forward to the tremendous advantage that his extensive expertise in counterterrorism and the Middle East will bring us."

Al Gore and Felipe Calderon want to stuff you into a box in order to “save the planet.”

Watching the White House press secretary and his deputy going through verbal jujitsu trying to explain why the Obama administration doesn't consider the Afghanistan Taliban a terrorist organization is tortuous.    

The Obama presidential election team has set up camp in Tel Aviv with the mission to defeat Netanyahu in our upcoming election.

JANUARY 30, 2015

Obama’s disastrous policy dates back to his earliest days in office.

I suspect that an entire generation or two born after that year, 70 years ago, may have little or no knowledge of what Auschwitz was.

JANUARY 29, 2015

"As much as the left would like you to believe it, Chris Kyle was not a bloodthirsty warmonger; he was a noble warrior who fought to defend his fellow troops..."

The U.S. is stuck as Earth’s twelfth-freest economy.

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Whose problem is it that Islam isn’t compatible with Western civilization: a Muslim’s, or yours?

The group, Liberty Counsel, notes that the controversy over deflating footballs has garnered enormous media coverage, but the annual anti-abortion March for Life on January 22 got little attention.

posted by Nancy George on JANUARY 29, 2015 | Comments SUBMIT COMMENT | Permalink

America is headed for a national security train wreck because President Obama--for reasons of ideology and wishful thinking--believes in some dangerous fantasies...

Slowly but surely, Hezbollah members are normalizing their physical presence in the “Christian wilaya” in what amounts to a soft invasion of an area crucial to dominating the whole of Lebanon.

It was with sadness and relief that Saudis last week buried King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz, 90, who’d been on his deathbed for weeks.

JANUARY 28, 2015

If “men are from Mars, women from Venus,” on what planet does President Obama reside? Listening to his January 20th State of the Union address makes one wonder.

JANUARY 27, 2015

Militant Islam and sharia law continue their encroachment, violently and insidiously.

The role of an Israeli leader is to adopt the policies that protect Israel, even when they are unpopular at the White House.

American Sniper is the movie that should not have existed. Even though the book was a bestseller, nobody in Hollywood wanted the rights.

The thing that struck us last week when we heard of the proposal to allow the call to Muslim prayer from the top of what was set up originally as a Christian place of worship was how many people were confusing 'tolerance' with 'acceptance' and 'agreement'.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said that it is a “scientific fact that human life begins at conception” and that “no Catholic can dissent in good conscience” from Church teaching on the sanctity of life.

The International Criminal Court's (ICC) announcement that it would pursue a war crimes probe against Israel over the summer war in Gaza is but the latest twist in the quixotic quest to end the Israeli-Arab conflict.

A trip down a bad memory lane, though, is necessary in order to evaluate critically CAIR’s commitment to free speech rights with proverbial grains of salt equivalent to the Dead Sea’s renowned salinity.

We need a great deal more honesty about the religion, as the “no-go zone” debate reveals.

JANUARY 26, 2015

Through the use of hydraulic fracturing, energy producers have unlocked vast reserves of natural gas in the hard shale rock that were previously thought beyond the limits of economically feasible production.

JANUARY 25, 2015

The West fails to recognize as immutable fact that radical Islam is not just a religion; it is also a political totalitarian movement, just like communism or fascism.

One royal parasite has died, and another parasite is implicated in the murder of a man who sought justice.

The attack on Charlie Hebdo and its aftermath has changed some of the established “givens” of a confrontation between Western democracies and self-styled leaders of the Ummah of Islam.

The “cancer of Christian persecution is metastasizing” in an “epidemic” that is “spreading at an unprecedented rate in modern times,” ...

posted by Nancy George on JANUARY 25, 2015 | Comments SUBMIT COMMENT | Permalink

The two analytical geniuses link the underlying cause for the violent attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris not on Islamic extremists but on economically disadvantaged ones.


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