Where are all the protests? Oh yeah, this is an Obama World where the current administration is not bothered by the media or liberal protest outfits as they continue or greatly expand policies of past administrations that were highly ridiculed at the time.
We’re hearing more and more about terrorism – the administration embraced the word over the weekend – in west and north Africa during the last week or so, and I find the situation in Mali disturbing. The military wing of our government sees a big area of concern, but the politicians don’t see it that way.
Remember how the left was absolutely livid when known-CIA employee Valerie Plame was “outed” by “someone” in the Bush administration? We’ve got a much more serious situation now, since the Obama administration outed a real undercover operative working with us in the War on Terror.
Today, a plot to collapse bridges in Cleveland was thwarted by the FBI.
Five people described as anarchists were arrested Monday in a Cleveland-area park for allegedly trying to blow up a bridge, sources tell Fox News.
The public was never in danger from the explosive devices, which were inoperable and controlled by an undercover FBI employee, according to sources close to the investigation.
A criminal complaint was filed Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. Court documents say three of the suspects are self-proclaimed anarchists who formed a small group and considered a series of plots over several months.
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Steven M. Dettelbach, said Tuesday that the defendants “took numerous and repeated acts that demonstrated a commitment to violent, terrorist acts.” ”
According to the complaint, the suspects initially planned to use smoke grenades to distract law enforcement so that they could topple financial institution signs atop high-rise buildings in Cleveland. However, the plot later called for C-4 explosives contained in two improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, to be placed and remotely detonated, according to authorities”
The Occupy Cleveland group says the men were associated with the movement but don’t represent Occupy Cleveland or its nonviolent views.
We’ve found the tipping point. I’m calling this week’s TSA news Groper-gate even as the agencies leadership continue to deny screeners are molesting anyone. It’s kind of like a pedophile claiming he or she is innocent after getting caught on video. Travelers themselves will define their own experiences thank you very much. Read more
When Erick Erickson is on your case … case closed. A magnificent post from one of the most respected bloggers on the Internet. Thanks Erick. Read more
Juan Williams was on the O’Reilly Factor (Fox News) on Monday night and said the following in response to a question by Bill O’Reilly. Within 48 hours, his contract with NPR was nixed. He was canned.
I’m certainly not up one what’s happening in the Chechen Republic, or their tumultuous relationship with Mother Russia, but I do understand Chechnya is experiencing their own terrorism problems. As it turns out, Islamic militants are a part of the problem, yet the Agence France-Presse (AFP) could not be bothered to mention the “militants” religious affiliation until late in their original article.
Although the story is quite interesting, this could just be 17 guys who realized the United States was a nice place to settle down, or on the flip side it could be a more nefarious plot. That said, I know the first place we should look for them.
I asked the air marshal question Christmas Day after the failed terrorist attack. For some reason I figured there would be marshals on every inbound international flight, but it is not the case. President Obama has ordered all international inbound flights to have air marshals within 25 days. Read more