Tag Archives: Terrorism

Snowden and NSA Ironies — 25 June 2013

The case of Edward Snowden is interesting to me more for what it says about the Obama Administration than for the actual circumstances of it. Let’s dispense with the facts of the case first.  Snowden was a contractor with a … Continue reading

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What To Do With Dzhokhar? — 22 April 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lies in a hospital bed, drifting in and out of consciousness, while the FBI waits to interrogate him.  Meanwhile, a controversy swirls around him, about whether to designate the younger of the Boston bombers an enemy combatant or … Continue reading

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What Difference, At This Point, Does It Make? — 11 February 2013

Back in 2008, during the Democratic presidential primary contest, Hillary Clinton famously posed this question – “when the call comes at 3:00 am, who do you want answering it?” – the implication being that the inexperienced Barack Obama would not … Continue reading

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The Potemkin Foreign Policy — 1 October 2012

In 1787, Grigory Potemkin, Russian minister and commander of the Crimean conquest, supposedly raised phony villages along the banks of the Dnieper River.  The idea was to fool his Empress, Catherine the Great, into thinking that her new Crimean lands … Continue reading

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