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Al Qaeda Isn´t ´On Its Heels´
American Enterprise, by Reza Jan

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/29/2014 5:17:12 AM

President Barack Obama told U.S. troops in Afghanistan on May 25, 2014 that the U.S. has “decimated the al Qaeda leadership in the tribal regions” of Pakistan.[1] While conceding that the al Qaeda network elsewhere in the world poses an increasing threat to U.S. interests, the U.S. government frequently touts the progress it has made in neutering al Qaeda’s senior leadership in Pakistan — as it narrowly defines it.[2] These talking points increasingly seem based on a picture of al Qaeda’s South Asian network that is at least several months out of date, however. They do not appear to account

      


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Al Qaeda Isn´t ´On Its Heels´
American Enterprise, by Reza Jan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 5:17:12 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama told U.S. troops in Afghanistan on May 25, 2014 that the U.S. has “decimated the al Qaeda leadership in the tribal regions” of Pakistan.[1] While conceding that the al Qaeda network elsewhere in the world poses an increasing threat to U.S. interests, the U.S. government frequently touts the progress it has made in neutering al Qaeda’s senior leadership in Pakistan — as it narrowly defines it.[2] These talking points increasingly seem based on a picture of al Qaeda’s South Asian network that is at least several months out of date, however. They do not appear to account

   

 

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The long gray whine
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 5:13:56 AM     Post Reply
When John Kennedy addressed West Point’s Class of 1962, he told them the burden of defending freedom “will require more from you than ever before in our history.” The nature of war had changed, said the young president, but this only increased America’s need for military officers of character, judgment and ability. How different from Barack Obama’s adolescent address Wednesday. Here the long gray line was reduced to a backdrop for a president shouting to the world: I’m not the weakling you think! His critics, he said, no policy beyond invading other countries. This accusation was a petulent allusion to his predecessor. And

Mayor of Chicago Seeks to
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New York Times, by Julie Bosman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 5:09:51 AM     Post Reply
CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined a plan on Wednesday to make Chicago’s gun laws, already some of the strictest in the country, even tougher. Calling gun violence Chicago’s “most urgent problem,” Mr. Emanuel, who has said the issue is one of his administration’s top priorities, introduced a proposal to the City Council that would impose tighter restrictions on gun retailers and buyers. Under the proposal, all gun sales would be videotaped, an effort to deter buyers from using false identification. Gun buyers could make only one purchase each month, and gun shops would not be allowed within 500 feet

Abandon ship: Senate Dems Udall, Walsh say
Shineski must go after brutal VA IG report
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 4:54:52 AM     Post Reply
Consider this an open thread for following other Democratic defections, of which I assume there’ll be more before the end of the day. Mark Udall was the first to lower the boom:(Snip for tweet) John Walsh, who was appointed a few months ago after Max Baucus left the Senate to become ambassador to China, followed Udall by calling for Shinseki’s firing later this afternoon. What do those two guys have in common? Right — they’re both facing the voters in November with a very real chance of losing. Walsh trails by double digits in deep-red Montana and Udall’s clinging to

Obama’s Loopholes
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Posted By: StormCnter- 5/28/2014 12:13:11 PM     Post Reply
So ends our war in Afghanistan, not with a bang or a whimper but a snark: President Obama’s snipe that “it’s harder to end wars than it is to begin them.” In the run-up to the president’s Rose Garden remarks Tuesday, attention was on one figure: 9,800. This was the number of troops he would leave behind in Afghanistan to lock down our achievements there. The figure has a political virtue: It is less than the 10,000 troops the commander on the ground, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, had said he needed. But it’s in the ballpark. But 9,800 is not a real number.

Lumber Union Protectionists
Incited SWAT Raid On My Factory,
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Posted By: StormCnter- 5/28/2014 12:09:05 PM     Post Reply
“Henry. A SWAT team from Homeland Security just raided our factory!” “What? This must be a joke.” “No this is really serious. We got guys with guns, they put all our people out in the parking lot and won’t let us go into the plant.” “Whoa.” “What is happening?” asks Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz when he arrives at his Nashville factory to question the officers. “We can’t tell you.” “What are you talking about, you can’t tell me, you can’t just come in and …” “We have a warrant!” Well, lemme see the warrant.” “We can’t show that to

   

 

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How 21st Century Wars End
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Posted By: StormCnter- 5/28/2014 6:23:30 AM     Post Reply
President Obama announced today that the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan will shrink to 9,800 by the end of this year and to essentially zero by the end of 2016. As reported by the Washington Post: The 9,800 troops will be based around Afghanistan until the end of 2015, after which they will be reduced by roughly half and consolidated in Kabul and at the Bagram airfield north of the capital. At the end of 2016, most of those remaining troops will be withdrawn and the U.S. military presence will be confined to a defense group at the U.S.

The Past, Present, and
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National Review Online, by Ramesh Ponnuru    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/28/2014 6:19:16 AM     Post Reply
In an article about the tea parties last week, I wrote that the “differences between the Tea Party and ‘establishment Republicans’ have largely concerned style and attitude rather than program and ideology, and these are easily finessed — especially because moods change.” In his newsletter, The Transom, Ben Domenech says I’m understating the differences. Consider two contrasting position clouds for hypothetical remarks to an establishment event vs. a Tea Party event: “Let’s do immigration reform, we should be honest about addressing climate change, (pick your entitlement) mend it don’t end it, let’s find state level solutions to make (Obamacare’s) Medicaid (expansion)

Don´t Blame Hillary Clinton´s Media Problem
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New Republic, by Isaac Chotiner    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/28/2014 6:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Ken Auletta´s strange piece in The New Yorker about the relationship between Hillary Clinton and the media attempts to explain the former´s dislike of the latter, but ends up confusing a number of issues about both. The biggest problem is that Auletta doesn´t distinguish between the real challenges Clinton faces and the sideshows that have no bearing on whether she will be elected. Clinton will have several media-related issues confronting her if she decides to run. The first is that she is a woman and will have to deal with various sexist double standards. The second is that right-wing loons

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/28/2014 5:51:18 AM     Post Reply
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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay, The Case for Reparations, has been published to great fanfare. By journalistic standards it is a massive tome which does not deliver on the promise of “groundbreaking” original content. Nevertheless, in light of the noisy discussion the article has generated, it is worth examining the article’s actual content and considering its merits. On my assessment, the essay accomplishes three things, one good, one bad, and one ugly. His argument for the contemporary relevance of historical racism is arresting and thought-provoking. This is the best part of the piece. The argument for reparations is unpersuasive, but perhaps (as Kevin

   

 



 
Where’s the Outrage Over CIA Outing?
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Posted By: StormCnter- 5/28/2014 5:38:58 AM     Post Reply
The White House had egg on its face today. The news about the accidental outing of the name of the CIA station chief in Kabul, Afghanistan seemed to be just one more instance in a long list of incompetent episodes in a second term that is proving to be as problematic as even President Obama’s sternest critics predicted. But the story of how the name of the station chief—which is, obviously, classified material, and was sent out in an email to thousands of journalists as one of a number of people briefing the president during his Memorial Day weekend trip



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