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(Photo credit: @USArmy) The phrase "Happy Memorial Day" is one of my biggest pet peeves. I hope you all have a reflective, appreciative, patriotic Memorial Day honoring the men and women who served and sacrificed for our freedom. The Missing Man Formation always brings tears to my eyes:
Cox and Forkum *** Here's Civil War Gen. John Logan's Order Number 11 designating "Decoration Day," the foundation of Memorial Day. Excerpt: We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, “of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors, and marines... Read More
Outsourcing Security Is Dumb and Deadly by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2016 It is not a theory that delegating the protection of our embassy and military personnel to other countries risks lives. It is a reality bathed in American blood. The latest reports on Benghazi released this week underscore the persistent dangers of outsourcing... Read More
Jihad on U.S. troops is not a “circumstance” by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 Four U.S. Marines, barred from carrying weapons at naval training facilities despite explicit ISIS threats against our military, are dead in Tennessee. Another service member and a Chattanooga police officer survived gunshots after Thursday’s two-stage massacre at the hands of... Read More
Remember fake Army Ranger, IVAW poster boy, and troop-smearer Jesse MacBeth, who was busted by milbloggers in 2005-2006? Yeah, this Jesse MacBeth: For those who have forgotten, he was sentenced to five months in jail in 2007 for falsifying a Department of Veterans Affairs claim and an Army discharge record after a VA whistleblower and... Read More
Cox and Forkum Honor the fallen by teaching your children and grandchildren what this day is really about: Not ice cream, mattress sales and BBQs, but sacrifice and valor. Here's Civil War Gen. John Logan's Order Number 11 designating "Decoration Day," the foundation of Memorial Day. Excerpt: We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell... Read More
So "Jihadi John" -- Mohamed Emwazi --has been revealed. He's a young, wealthy Londoner who graduated from the University of Westminster with a degree in computer programming. What was I just saying last week about the myth of the poor, oppressed jihadi? Oh, yeah... The persistent, left-wing myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist is absolute... Read More
Just in from the Associated Press: "BREAKING: US officials: US Embassy in Yemen to suspend operations amid security concerns." And Reuters: "U.S. official in Washington confirms American embassy in Yemen is closing." As I said in my column two weeks ago reviewing President Obama's bloody Yemen disaster:
I am reprinting my 6/3/2014 column on Bowe Bergdahl in light of the news that he will be charged with desertion. It's about damned time. Exclusive: The story you haven’t yet heard about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Five years ago, I publicly raised questions about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion from... Read More
I've written many times over the last decade about Adnan Shukrijumah, the FBI Most Wanted terror plotter and jihad pilot. Refresher: On the anniversary of 9/11 this year, I asked: Black caliphate flags flap in the open air. Islamic head-choppers wreak bloody havoc around the world. Nearly a dozen commercial airliners disappear in Libya. And... Read More
What happened to Marine deserter Wassef Ali Hassoun? by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Ten years ago this month, U.S. Marine Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared from Camp Fallujah in Iraq. After a five-month military investigation, he was charged with desertion and theft, brought back to Virginia's Quantico Marine base and then transferred to North... Read More
Cox and Forkum Honor the fallen by teaching your children and grandchildren what this day is really about: Not mattress sales and BBQs, but sacrifice and valor. Here's Civil War Gen. John Logan's Order Number 11 designating "Decoration Day," the foundation of Memorial Day. Excerpt: We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell us, for... Read More
The VA's deadly bureaucratic drones by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 At least 40 American veterans are dead thanks to bureaucratic delays at Veterans Affairs clinics. But you wouldn't know it from VA Secretary Gen. Eric Shinseki's bland and bloodless demeanor at a Senate hearing Thursday. He droned on like an apathetic office manager... Read More
The Left's valentine to defiant jihad-enabler Lynne Stewart by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 What are you doing for Valentine's Day? Bleeding-heart progressives across the country are raising money for "an evening of music, song and sharing love for recently released People's Lawyer Lynne Stewart." Warm fuzzies for one of the world's most notorious... Read More
The latest news, via TOLO News: As I noted in my column on this impending release and jihadist flood earlier this month, the Obama administration itself set the stage for the security-undermining releases. Endangered U.S. troops will reap what this reckless White House helped sow
John Kerry, jihad coddler by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 The myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist never dies. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest Obama administration official to peddle this odious narrative. Cue John Lennon's cloying "Imagine," don your plaid pajamas, and curl up with a warm cup of deadly... Read More
Never forget: A newsreel of the Day of Infamy: [youtube Time has published rare photos from the front. Stars and Stripes features remembrances from the nation's oldest vets. On Saturday, the two oldest veterans in America — a pair of 107-year-olds who fought in the Pacific theater 70 years ago — will meet up to... Read More
A Camp Bastion mom's call of duty by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 The families of two slain Marines from Camp Bastion finally got some answers this week. But their battle for full accountability in the 9/14/12 Taliban attack is far from over. Two top U.S. military leaders will get early retirement and full... Read More
As I reported earlier this month, families of the two hero Marines killed in the 9/14/12 Taliban attack on Camp Bastion have been awaiting word of an official military review of the incident. The family will be briefed tomorrow, but the media is running the story today. Via Rajiv Chandrasekaran of the Washington Post: The... Read More
One year later: Camp Bastion families still fighting for truth by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Next week, "never forget" will resound across America as citizens mark a dozen years since the 9/11 terrorist attack and one year since the bloody disaster in Benghazi. But who will remember the American heroes who came under... Read More
How many more Nidal Hasans in our ranks? by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 A military jury sentenced unrepentant Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan to death on Wednesday. But if another murderous Muslim soldier's case is any indication, Hasan may be sitting in the catbird seat for years to come. And our men and... Read More
A true American hero gets his due today. Fort Carson soldier Staff Sgt. Ty Carter will receive the Medal of Honor for his bravery, valor, and combat gallantry in Afghanistan. My local newspaper, the Colorado Springs Gazette, spotlighted his inspiring story this weekend. He served in the Marines before joining the Army: In the fall... Read More
Photo credit: DVIDS, Cpl. Mark Garcia Marines kneel beside the battlefield cross to pay their final respects to Sgt. Bradley Atwell during a memorial ceremony, Sept. 20. During the ceremony, Marines paid tribute to Atwell, an aircraft electrical, instrument and flight control systems technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, from Kokomo, Ind. Atwell was... Read More
Never forget. June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the... Read More
It is certainly schadenfreudelicious to see Al Gore and assorted Democratic tools going bonkers over news of President Obama's radically expanded phone call data collection program -- which he, ahem, inherited from the Bush administration and has apparently now widened far beyond anything Bush ever enacted or proposed. But unlike Gore and company, I am... Read More
[youtube Taps Day is done, gone the sun, From the hills, from the lake, From the skies. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. Go to sleep, peaceful sleep, May the soldier or sailor, God keep. On the land or the deep, Safe in sleep. Love, good night, Must thou go, When the day,... Read More
Oh, yes he just did. At a joint press conference with British PM David Cameron in Washington today, President Obama lied and evaded and obfuscated some more on his Benghazi crime and cover-up. Obama called the swelling uproar over the Etch-a-Sketch YouTube video talking points shilled by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, Secretary of State Hillary... Read More
Photo credit: DVIDS, Cpl. Mark Garcia Marines kneel beside the battlefield cross to pay their final respects to Sgt. Bradley Atwell during a memorial ceremony, Sept. 20. During the ceremony, Marines paid tribute to Atwell, an aircraft electrical, instrument and flight control systems technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, from Kokomo, Ind. Atwell was... Read More
No Tears for Lynne Stewart by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 The jihadists' favorite American lawyer, Lynne Stewart, reportedly has stage-4 breast cancer. Her radical friends -- ranging from the "Party for Socialism and Liberation" and "Workers World" to Pete Seeger, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal -- want her freed from... Read More
Via the Center for Security Policy, 700 Special Ops veterans sent a letter to Congress today calling on Congress to establish a select committee to investigate the Benghazi cover-up. "The SOF 700 letter was organized at the initiative of Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin USA (Ret.) by Special Operations Speaks (SOS)," Frank Gaffney writes.... Read More
Yes, it's really been two decades since the first World Trade Center bombing. We always hear “Never forget.” But how many still remember anymore? And how many have really learned? The jihadi truck bomb exploded at 12:18pm, Feb. 26, 1993:
Thousands are expected today at the public memorial for slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. He'll be honored at Cowboys stadium. Tomorrow, there will be a 200-mile procession to Austin, where Kyle will be buried. He will not be forgotten. Neither will his friend, Chad Littlefield, also murdered alongside him two weeks ago. Craft International... Read More
The Blind Sheik and our mute president by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Egypt's terror-coddling President Mohamed Morsi has repeated his arrogant demand that America free convicted 1993 World Trade Center mastermind Omar Abdel-Rahman. I'd like to report that President Obama repeated his unequivocal rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood leader's entreaties. But as of... Read More
John Brennan will be nominated today as President Obama's next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Brennan currently serves as national security/chief counterterrorism advisor. He has made several appearances on this blog over the years -- none of them reassuring. He has downplayed Gitmo recidivism... Brennan has also echoed Obama's bleeding-heart rhetoric about murderous jihadists,... Read More
PSY, the wildly popular Korean rap/pop star who hit it big on YouTube with his viral "Gangnam Style" video, seems so warm and friendly. Scratch beneath the surface, though, and you find anti-American rot: Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their... Read More
President Obama will finally hold a press conference at 1:30pm to face questions from Beltway journos. Will any of them dare to raise the bloody disaster at Camp Bastion? Or will it be the same old, lapdog same old? *** Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 While... Read More
Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 President Obama must do right by our men and women in uniform. Our troops put their lives on the line to protect our right to vote, but untold thousands of them were unable to cast their own ballots on Tuesday. For shame. Veterans... Read More
Thirteen men and women, plus the unborn child of Pvt. Francheska Velez, died in the bloody terrorist rampage at Fort Hood three years ago today. Never forget. 1. Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, 55, Havre de Grace, Md. 2. Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52, Woodbridge, Va. 3. Cpt. John P. Gaffaney, 54, San Diego, Calif. 4. Cpt.... Read More
What about the Camp Bastion attack? by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Three days after the bloody 9/11 siege on our consulate in Benghazi, the Taliban waged an intricately coordinated, brutal attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. The murderous jihadists released video exactly one month ago this week showing off their training exercises in... Read More
October 23, 1983. On that day, 241 U.S. Marines, soldiers, and sailors were murdered as they slept by truck bomb jihadists — who were waging a war on us long before we woke up and started fighting the war against them. The Arlington National Cemetery section on the Beirut Barracks Memorial is here. Our military... Read More
Photo via @noainny Steve Emerson's vigilant Investigative Project is out with a new report today on President Obama's radical Muslim visitors. Read how the jihadi-coddling administration rolled out the red carpet here. As the report rightly concludes: "Outreach to minority communities can foster a feeling of inclusiveness. However, President Obama opening the White House to... Read More
Mitt Romney was right. Barack Obama was wrong. And now, after journo-tool/moderator Candy Crowley jumped to Obama's aid in front of millions of viewers, CNN is admitting that her fact-check was not kinda, sorta, no completely "cut and dry" factual. READ: CNN walks back false “act of terror” fact check. How's that crow tasting, lapdogs?... Read More
Photo credit: DVIDS, Cpl. Mark Garcia Marines kneel beside the battlefield cross to pay their final respects to Sgt. Bradley Atwell during a memorial ceremony, Sept. 20. During the ceremony, Marines paid tribute to Atwell, an aircraft electrical, instrument and flight control systems technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, from Kokomo, Ind. Atwell was... Read More
The Blaze led the way earlier this week in asking whether the Obama administration was contemplating releasing 1993 WTC bombing mastermind and convicted jihadist Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. Brilliant and ever-vigilant former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy -- who spearheaded the successful effort to put the Blind Sheikh behind bars -- shared his insights: Former federal... Read More
So, is President Obama still going to that private fundraiser tonight? Click for breaking updates: Attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan; Prince Harry training on base; 2 Marines killed.
Taps Day is done, gone the sun, From the hills, from the lake, From the skies. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. Go to sleep, peaceful sleep, May the soldier or sailor, God keep. On the land or the deep, Safe in sleep. Love, good night, Must thou go, When the day, And... Read More
Just heard from a 9/11 family member, our friend Sgt. Tim Sumner of 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America, who received the following e-mail from the Office of Military Commissions concerning jihadi Khalid Sheik Mohammed and others at Gitmo: "....today, April 4, 2012, Bruce MacDonald, the Convening Authority for Military Commissions, referred to... Read More
God bless our troops. Via Military.com:
Last week, I noted the possibility of a plea deal in the trial of SSgt Frank Wuterich, the last of the U.S. Marines charged in connection to an alleged massacre of Iraqi civilians in the village of Haditha in 2005. (See here. All previous Wuterich trial coverage and Haditha links below.) Today, the plea deal... Read More
At the beginning of the month, I told you about the trial of SSgt Frank D. Wuterich -- the last of the Marines charged in connection to an alleged massacre of Iraqi civilians in the village of Haditha in 2005. The late corruptocrat John Murtha and the New York Slimes convicted and hanged the Marines... Read More
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The unspoken statistical reality of urban crime over the last quarter century.
Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.
Which superpower is more threatened by its “extractive elites”?
How a Young Syndicate Lawyer from Chicago Earned a Fortune Looting the Property of the Japanese-Americans, then Lived...
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