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Lesson of Navy Yard Shooting Echoes
Lessons of Camp Liberty, Ft. Hood

Canada Free Press, by Neil W. McCabe

Original Article

Posted By:SpeedMaster, 9/17/2013 8:13:13 AM

Yesterday’s shooting spree at Washington’s Navy Yard reminds us that disarmed military personnel are made-to-order victims for spree shooters. When Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire Nov. 5, 2009 on soldiers preparing to deploy overseas, I was at Camp Basra, Iraq, a combat historian mobilized with the Army Reserve. To the soldiers in my circle, it was similar to the May 5, 2009 shooting spree at Camp Liberty, Iraq, when a joe burst into that camp’s combat stress center (!) and fatally shot five other soldiers. Understand: All military personnel in Iraq were armed, with either a rifle or a handgun, and

      


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Lesson of Navy Yard Shooting Echoes
Lessons of Camp Liberty, Ft. Hood
Canada Free Press, by Neil W. McCabe    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/17/2013 8:13:13 AM     Post Reply
Yesterday’s shooting spree at Washington’s Navy Yard reminds us that disarmed military personnel are made-to-order victims for spree shooters. When Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire Nov. 5, 2009 on soldiers preparing to deploy overseas, I was at Camp Basra, Iraq, a combat historian mobilized with the Army Reserve. To the soldiers in my circle, it was similar to the May 5, 2009 shooting spree at Camp Liberty, Iraq, when a joe burst into that camp’s combat stress center (!) and fatally shot five other soldiers. Understand: All military personnel in Iraq were armed, with either a rifle or a handgun, and

   

 

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The President´s Disdain for His Oath
The Washington Times, by Jim DeMint    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/17/2013 6:53:04 AM     Post Reply
There is a reason American soldiers, judges and political leaders must swear to protect the Constitution. America is a free, prosperous republic because of this charter we celebrate today. It is what makes us a country of laws, rather than one ruled by mobs or dictators. Straying from the Constitution will lead only to national decline. Have we begun that decline already? Not yet. But today, we must defend the Constitution from all-out attacks by courts, legislators and regulators. Just ask Holy Cross Hospital, which will be forced by Obamacare to hire an insurer that will provide tubal litigation and abortifacients

David Brook´s Lame Trashing
of Sen Cruz
Townhall.com, by David Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/17/2013 6:39:52 AM     Post Reply
New York Times columnist David Brooks argued on PBS´ "NewsHour" Friday night that "Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislators" are obstructionists who care more about undermining the Republican establishment than advancing legislation. Note that I didn´t use "conservative" to modify "columnist" or "David Brooks," though the Times and other mainstream media outlets routinely bill Brooks as conservative. Featuring a left-leaning moderate and depicting him as a conservative is a clever technique the liberal media employ to discredit conservative ideas. Not to mention any names, but we see this technique in practice daily on NBC´s deranged stepchild, MSNBC, where a former Republican congressman

Can This Go On?
National Review Online, by Jonathan Strong    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/17/2013 6:12:34 AM     Post Reply
When Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz started pushing their plan back in July for using the upcoming government-funding bill to defund Obamacare, Lee convened a meeting in his office with ten senators and about 20 representatives of conservative outside groups like Heritage Action. One person he didn’t call: Speaker John Boehner. According to a senior House GOP leadership aide, there was “zero” communication between Boehner’s office and Lee, Cruz, and the other top proponents of the defund strategy. Boehner, majority leader Eric Cantor, and other top House leaders were reading the newspapers, obviously, so it’s not like they were unaware of

The Movement Strikes Back
National Review Online, by Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/17/2013 6:03:10 AM     Post Reply
As the deadline to fund the federal government nears, Republican leaders are struggling mightily to come up with legislation that can pass the House. Over the weekend, leadership staffers fired off anxious e-mails and uneasy veteran House members exchanged calls. Both camps fear that a shutdown is increasingly likely — and they blame the conservative movement’s cottage industry of pressure groups. But these organizations, ensconced in Northern Virginia office parks and elsewhere, aren’t worried about the establishment’s ire. In fact, they welcome it. Business has boomed since the push to defund Obamacare caught on. Conservative activists are lighting up social media,

A Winner Heard 'Round the World
American Spectator, by Hal G.P. Colebatch    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/16/2013 6:22:10 AM     Post Reply
The election of Tony Abbott as Prime Minister of Australia, destroying the incumbent center-left Labor Government by a thumping majority (his party, confusingly for some in the U.S., is called the Liberal Party) should be a lesson for conservatives around the world. One not-untypical commentator, Bernard Keane, claimed, on Abbott taking the leadership by a single vote in 2009: “Abbott will reduce the party to a reactionary rump struggling to accept the 20th, let alone the 21st, century.”
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The Elites Stumble on Syria
American Thinker, by Lee Bright    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/16/2013 6:11:26 AM     Post Reply
As our nation contemplates the awful assault on innocent Americans on September 11th twelve years ago, elected officials in the Washington beltway elite are contemplating an attack in Syria, an attack which will aid the very groups who perpetrated those 2001 attacks. These elites are supposedly the best and brightest among us, but this situation with Syria reminds us, as so many other issues have in recent years, that they are no longer capable of leading us. I submit they are not the best and the brightest, but simply the most arrogant and isolated. Consider: in the past year, we have

The Impostor President Gets Caught
American Thinker, by Jack Cashill    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/16/2013 6:02:08 AM     Post Reply
During the 2008 presidential campaign, the New York Times ran an article on what psychologists call the "impostor phenomenon." To measure it, they ask test subjects questions like, "At times, I feel my success has been due to some kind of luck" or "I can give the impression that I´m more competent than I really am." Although the article had nothing to do with Barack Obama, he would surely have scored off the charts had he answered those questions honestly. He was a reasonably bright guy but not the "brilliant" author and savant white liberals thought him to be. His "luck"

Congress´s Exemption from Obamacare
National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/16/2013 5:55:52 AM     Post Reply
Those were just some of the incendiary words thrown around the U.S. Senate last week, and that doesn’t count what people said in private. The Senate may still have a reputation as a genteel club, but lawmakers seemed to abandon rules of decorum completely last week in arguments about whether Congress should be treated like the rest of the country when it comes to Obamacare. Senator David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, has demanded a floor vote on his bill to end an exemption that members of Congress and their staffs are slated to get that will make them the only participants in

The Great CR Debate of 2013
National Review Online, by Jonathan Strong    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/16/2013 5:47:14 AM     Post Reply
Last Tuesday morning, at 9 a.m. in a room deep within the bowels of the Capitol, Representative John Campbell was trying to determine whether the GOP leadership’s plan to fund the government would sink or swim. “Some meetings like that, they present an idea, and it just gets blasted,” he says. “And you can just tell, walking out of the meeting, ‘Okay, this is not gonna fly.’” Campbell, an affable and wealthy Californian who is leaving Congress at the end of this session and is eager to get ownership of his calendar back, has always had a knack for anticipating whether a

Watching the Middle East Implode
Front Page Magazine, by Bruce Thornton    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/16/2013 5:28:10 AM     Post Reply
The revolutions against dictators in the Middle East dubbed the Arab Spring have degenerated into a complex, bloody mélange of coups and counter-coups, as have happened in Egypt; vicious civil wars, like the current conflict in Syria; a resurgence of jihadists gaining footholds in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Sinai; and a shifting and fracturing of alliances and enmities of the sort throwing Lebanon and Jordan into turmoil. Meanwhile, American foreign policy has been confused, incompetent, and feckless in insuring that the security and interests of the United States and its allies are protected.

   

 

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What Conservative Foreign
Policy Looks Like
National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/15/2013 8:36:51 AM     Post Reply
Limited does not mean small, for these are not small tasks. The most significant function of government, national security, is what our foreign policy must serve. This is where Reagan got it right and today’s Republican leaders get it tragically wrong. At a time when fellow travelers on the left and “realists” on the right wanted to come to some understanding with the Soviet Union, Reagan rightly saw Communism as an evil that could not be moderated or accommodated. It was an implacable enemy that had to be resisted and defeated. That did not mean military invasions on every front. It



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