An excerpt from the latest Time magazine: As Parisians absorb the enormity of this week’s killings, residents in some of these banlieues say their areas need urgent changes – better education and more job opportunities – to reverse the growing drift of young Muslims like the Kouachi brothers toward radical groups bent on advancing their […]
Once, many moons ago, I lived in Paris, France. It is sad what has become of that nation. Liberalism has weakened it and Islam is slicing it open like a can. Capitol Commentary is not gone from this Earth… just a pause in life.
Ebola isn’t a crisis… yet. However, every epidemic starts from nothing. I was reminded of this quote from the British zombie movie 28 Days Later: It started as rioting. But right from the beginning you knew this was different. Because it was happening in small villages, market towns. And then it wasn’t on the TV […]
President Obama has spent much of his political career belittling George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for their “war on terror” policies, for Iraq, and for creating more anti-American sentiment in the world. His strategy of putting the other guy down – while offering unrealistic solutions such as going on an apology tour – hasn’t […]
For anybody who saw the film “2016: Obama’s America,” the lesson was clear – Obama wanted to make the “weak” “strong” and the “strong” “weak.” Clearly, since that movie was made 4+ years ago we have seen this in action. America is more distant from traditional allies such as England and the nations of Eastern […]
In case you’ve been living under a rock, American photographer James Foley had his head cut off on video by the Islamic terror group ISIS. Mr. Foley had been captured in Syria during Thanksgiving of 2012 and, unfortunately, met a grim end as a propaganda tool. ISIS stands for “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” […]
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the murder of Army Major General Harold Greene. He was the highest ranking officer to die overseas since 1970. His death highlights why the U.S. is doomed to fail in Afghanistan: we follow the rules, the enemy doesn’t (and he won’t stop until we’re dead or gone). Greene was 55 years […]
Since combat operations began in Iraq, 4,448 Americans have died. In Afghanistan, the number is 2,229. Tens of thousands more Americans were wounded, some catastrophically. These brave men and women were sent to nations halfway around the world and many of them never came back. They left parents, children, siblings, and spouses who never saw […]
We discussed them recently regarding their takeover of Iraq. But what is this terrorist group really about?
Iraq – as we have known it – is falling apart and losing cohesion. The group working to destroy Iraq, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, is a reconstituted terrorist organization composed of al Qaeda as well as several Sunni jihadist groups. Their goal is to re-establish the Caliphate (Islamic empire). They’re starting with Iraq […]
The U.S. will release 5 detainees in exchange for 1 captured American solider. Thus, the lesson is that if you capture an American soldier, you’ll get ransom for him or her. This places all soldiers at risk. Here’s what the Taliban commander had to say about this “exchange.” I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the […]
Benghazi wasn’t a terrorist attack? There was no al Qaeda involvement? It was all because of a video? It’s all a lie: Newly declassified transcripts show top defense officials who briefed Obama on the day of the Benghazi attack described it as a terrorist attack and told the president so, yet he pushed a false […]
The parents of those killed in Benghazi were going to testify and all but two Democrats walked out of the hearing. Here’s what it looked like: Except from the IJ Review: Democrats refused to hear testimony from the parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, who died in Benghazi along with Glen Doherty and Ambassador […]
Although when Barack Obama was campaigning for president he was again the Executive Branch taking unilateral military action against other nations: “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation,” candidate Obama told The Boston […]