Tag Archives: middle east

James Kerian: ISIS Has Tempered America's Growing Isolationism

James Kerian: ISIS Has Tempered America's Growing Isolationism

There were two feelings that surprised me when I heard that the US military was launching airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  The first surprising feeling was one of relief.  Finally, I thought, somebody is doing something.  The second surprising feeling was one of pride.  Hey, I thought, that somebody is

Stupid: Williams-Sonoma Stops Selling Pressure Cookers in Massachusetts After Boston Bombing

The bomb used at the Boston Marathon was a “pressure cooker bomb,” a form of improvised explosive device used routinely in the middle east according to reports. So now, Williams-Sonoma isn’t going to ship any more of their pressure cookers to Massachussets. Because only terrorists use pressure cookers? Following the Boston Marathon bombing last Monday

“To me, a rifle is not for sporting or hunting, it is an instrument of freedom.”

Via Hot Air, here’s video of an activist speaking in Tienanmen Square about the importance of the individual right to keep and bear arms. It’s a powerful message coming as it does from a place where the importance of being able to defend oneself against overbearing government is well understood, if not embraced legally. Via

West Point Report Warns Of "Right Wing Terrorists" Who Support "Individual Freedoms" And "Self Government"

Sigh… A West Point think tank has issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government. The report issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding