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Times Square bombing suspect caught

May 4, 2010

He is a naturalized US Citizen of Pakistani origin who had just returned from a 5 month vacation in Pakistan. He doesn’t appear to fit Mayor Bloomberg’s guess of a homeless mentally deranged teabagger angry about healthcare.

Well actually I haven’t seen any mention of motive yet so I guess they can still spin it that way.

Charles Krauthammer thinks this may change some of the approaches the Obama administration is taking towards terrorism.

The Daley Gator has more

-elsewhere-

The best two sentence description of Bill Maher ever?

in fact Mr. Maher is neither funny nor smart. He is, I found, nothing more than just one more of those full-of-himself mean-spirited bigots whose certitude and nastiness so poison the well of democratic discussion.

a little more just to make the point 🙂

I had actually been watching something else on television (a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald), but switched in time to watch Mr. Maher’s performance. I’m glad I did. Had I not done so, I would have continued to be among those blissfully unaware of what a dolt he is, of how hateful and venomous and destructive of civility and intelligent discourse he is.

40 years too late

Previously undisclosed FBI documents suggest that the Kent State antiwar protests were more meticulously planned than originally thought and that one or more gunshots may have been fired at embattled Ohio National Guardsmen before their killings of four students and woundings of at least nine others on that searing day in May 1970.

Even if shots were fired I’m not going to condone what still appears to be the indiscriminate firing into a crowd by the National Guard, but it does change the narrative a bit from bloodthirsty guardsmen to perhaps a panicked overreaction.

James Joyner gets it exactly wrong in asking if we need 11 carrier battle groups. He should be asking if 11 is enough. The carrier battle group is our main method of power projection and it gives us the ability to respond to incidents throughout the world. For every carrier that is deployed on is in work-ups for deployment one is returning to their homeport, In addition two are generally in drydock for year long repair and refits. That is how they manage to have a 50 year service life. With increased emphasis on brown water operations a new platform may be developed that allows one or two carriers to be retired but that is probably a long time coming.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. xbradtc permalink
    May 4, 2010 10:03 am

    The CSG is the organization that allows us to conduct greenwater/brownwater operations with a reasonable expectation of survivability.

    If you can’t control the bluewater, you can’t control the littorals.

  2. Portlandic permalink
    May 4, 2010 3:13 pm

    Sure am glad the latest Islama-fool didn’t consult Hank Hill on the (im)proper use of propane and propane accessories.

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