Security Theater Now Playing at Your Airport

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post January 6, 2010 As hands are wrung in the aftermath of the near-tragedy on a Northwest Airlines flight approaching Detroit, a conversation from London’s Heathrow airport in 1986 comes to mind. Nizar al-Hindawi and Ann-Marie Murphy. It consisted of an El Al security agent quizzing one Ann-Marie Doreen Murphy, a […]

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Obama Grants Interpol Total Immunity

Executive Order 12425 was amended by Obama on December 19th that gives Interpol total immunity. This was an order that previously granted Interpol the same rights as enjoyed by the FBI, CIA, etc. However, they were held to the same rules. Now, Obama has granted them immunity and exempts them from the Freedom of Information […]

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Stop a Washington takeover of the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission is moving ahead with proposed “Open Internet” rules, which would give federal regulators vast new powers, and ultimately lead to government control of the Internet. In the Matter of Preserving the Open Internet. GN Docket No, 09-191, WC Docket No. 07-52. You can read the complete proposal here: (http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-09-93A1.pdf). In a […]

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Even Some Democrats Want Gitmo-to-Yemen Transfers Stopped

By Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press Washington (AP) – Some Democratic lawmakers who support closing Guantanamo Bay say the U.S. should reconsider whether to repatriate suspected terrorists from Yemen, given the al-Qaida activity in the poor Arab nation.   President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, said Sunday the transfers will continue if the […]

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U.S., U.K. Close Embassies in Yemen Over al-Qaida Threats

By Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press Washington (AP) – Some Democratic lawmakers who support closing Guantanamo Bay say the U.S. should reconsider whether to repatriate suspected terrorists from Yemen, given the al-Qaida activity in the poor Arab nation.   President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, said Sunday the transfers will continue if the […]

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Jihadists: Kidnap Americans and Zionists

  International jihadist elements have called for abducting Israelis and Americans in the Middle East in order to hold them hostage until the isolation of Hamas-controlled Gaza is ended. Researchers from the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR) said last week that continuing electronic Islamist chatter included a new call for jihad fighters worldwide […]

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Coming Soon: Disney in Hebrew

The Disney Corporation, which began dubbing in Hebrew for its programs on its own channel for children in September, soon will produce original shows in Hebrew and with Israeli actors, the company’s Herzliya headquarters said. Shows such as “The Island,” “The Octets” and “The Titans” have received high ratings since they were first aired, according […]

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A Lack of Presidential Leadership

Posted by Erick Erickson You remember Tom Kean, don’t you? He’s the former chairman of the 9/11 Commission — that same commission whose policies in its massive report Barack Obama guaranteed to implement. Obama has not. In fact, one of the chief priorities of the 9/11 commission was the ability to effectively cross reference people […]

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Honor Crime in America: 2009 Recap

by David J. Rusin  •  Dec 31, 2009 at 4:03 pm Over the past year, Americans have heard much about honor killings on U.S. soil, as even the see-no-evil mainstream press could no longer ignore these crimes. A brief review is in order. The United States witnessed two high-profile slayings in 2009 that have been […]

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Israel and Iran Trade Warnings

Israel and Iran have traded warnings as the Islamic Republic plans another massive military exercise against a possible attack by Israel. Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said that the United Nations Security Council will impose tougher sanctions on Iran within a month. His prediction coincided with American media reports that the recent renewed unrest in […]

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