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May 22, 2020

A question

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 8:36 am
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Shouldn’t the FBI and CIA be concentrating on preventing this type of stuff?  Seems like they’ve been a bit distracted of late.

January 13, 2020

WTF?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 7:43 pm
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OK, this is crazy.  We need to cut this crap out.  Training service members from Canada or the UK is fine.  We ought not be training any soldiers from any Middle Eastern country other than Israel.  Same goes for most of the rest of the world.

December 1, 2019

And this is why you need the Second Amendment

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:11 am
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so you don’t end up fighting a terrorist with a Narwhal tusk, especially when he appears to have an explosive suicide vest on. BTW, the guy wielding the tusk is a Polish chef.  Don’t piss off the Poles.

September 19, 2019

Was it terrorism?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:38 am
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or just industrial sabotage by a disgruntled employee?  Either way this guy needs to end up in jail for a long time.

May 23, 2018

Asymmetric warfare

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:01 pm
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It has been said that the for all the technological advantages of the advanced Western powers, they are ill equipped to fight modern terrorism that uses non-traditional methods and uses the structure of the open, Western welfare state societies against themselves.  Here and here are articles on an interesting exploration of the weaknesses of the Western welfare state.  The United Kingdom has had a similar issue for years.  To win the war against the barbarians, Western societies must find a way to deal with these asymmetric threats.  War isn’t just about guns and tanks and airplanes anymore.

 

September 17, 2016

More terrorism

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:45 pm
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Story here.  Looks like terrorism of some sort.

December 7, 2015

You can’t make this up

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:26 am
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Presented without comment other than, “we are doomed”.

August 21, 2015

Marines!

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:51 pm
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No better friend, no worse enemy.

June 12, 2013

This isn’t good news

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:52 pm
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MANPADs aren’t something we want Islamic terrorists to have.

January 17, 2013

News you won’t see reported

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:42 pm
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This would be national news is the individuals on both sides were on the other sides of the political spectrum.

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