By lex, on February 18th, 2010
The Taliban’s grotesque leadership are all too pleased to send näifs, mental deficients and anonymous innocents to fiery deaths in the name of The Cause, but roll one of them up and he gives up the goods:
By lex, on February 29th, 2012
Late last year Congress, in a bi-partisan fashion, wrote into law the requirement that foreign born terrorists captured in the US be held in military custody as enemy combatants. Our president strongly objected to this provision, but signed the enclosing defense spending bill in to law with a “signing statement” recording his disagreement. Even after Congress wrote a codicil enabling the White House to waive the requirement in the interests of national security.
Well, give the man an inch:
By lex, on February 14th, 2012
A rash of explosions in foreign capitals has left some to believe that Iran is striking back at Israel, which it suspects in a series of explosions targeting Iranian nuclear scientists. The latest explosion – this one in Bangkok – adds credence to that theory:
By lex, on January 20th, 2012
Which it’s been a bit of a long walk to a small house, not that I terribly mind the ferrying of a jet from Point Mugu to NAS Fallon. But having once arrived, I was thrice scheduled to go and do my bit against the imperialist warlord running dog lackeys of Carrier Air Wing 7, and each time cancelled. For weather, chiefly. That being the time of year for it here in the high desert, and don’t let the folks from the Pac Northwest hear you grumble, for it’s a terrible beating they’ve been taking.
By lex, on December 8th, 2011
You of course remember the case of army Major Nidal Hassan, who went on a rampage down in Fort Hood just a little over two years ago, slaughtering 13 unarmed soldiers and wounding 29 others while shouting, “Allah akbar!”
Turns out this was merely a case of “workplace violence” according to the Department of Defense. To be filed in the same bin as “disgruntled postal worker.”
Some in Congress aren’t having any:
By lex, on November 17th, 2011
The GBU-28 was the first conventional bunker busting bomb. The initial lot were fabricated using the barrels of 8″ howitzers, and were part of an extremely rapid turnaround – three weeks – designed to overcome Saddam Hussein’s underground command and control nodes prior to the ’91 scrape. Only two of the weapons were actually delivered, and both functioned as designed. They weighed in a 5000 pounds, two-and-a-half times heavier than the MK-84, the largest conventional bomb carried by the FA-18 at that time.
You are now cleared to call the GBU-28 a lightweight: