Tammy on February 10, 2018
Israel was responding to an Iranian drone entering Israeli airspace earlier in the day. Via Reuters. Anti-aircraft fire downed an Israeli warplane returning from a bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria on Saturday in the most serious confrontations yet between Israel and Iranian-backed forces based across the border. The F-16, one of at least eight Israeli planes despatched in response to what Israel said was an Iranian drone’s incursion into its airspace earlier in the day, was hit by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile and crashed in northern Israel, an Israeli official told Reuters. Both pilots ejected and were injured, one critically. Israel then launched a second and more intensive air raid, hitting what it said were 12 Iranian and...
Tammy on May 4, 2016
Charlie Keating IV, (center) at his Navy SEAL graduation in 2008, with his grandfather, Charles Keating Jr. (left), and his father, Charles Keating III.(Photo: Liz Keating) More information on our SEAL hero and the situation on the ground in Iraq that took his life. Via CNN. When a team of less than a dozen U.S. military advisers came under attack in Iraq Tuesday from more than 100 ISIS fighters, Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV was part of the force sent in to rescue them. All the advisers made it back. Keating, a decorated combat veteran and star athlete who decided to enlist after the 9/11 attacks, did not. Providing new details Wednesday about the operation that took the life of...
Maynard on April 1, 2016
TAMs may enjoy the new Helen Mirren film, "Eye in the Sky". It's effective and highly suspenseful, and it covers the politics of the drone wars without being preachy or pushing an agenda. There are some characters whose necks you'll want to wring, but you'll love the Mirren character.
Tammy on March 10, 2016
Western intel operations are now checking to see how legit this is, but it looks pretty good. Via Newsweek. An ISIS whistleblower has leaked a cache of 22,000 identities of Islamic State militant group (ISIS) jihadis after becoming disillusioned with the group’s direction. The documents, collected at the end of 2013, reveal that the radical Islamist group makes recruits complete a questionnaire, before they can be inducted into its ranks. The documents include the names, addresses, telephone numbers and family contacts of the militants. Applicants are also asked to state their preferred “role” within the extremist network, with positions ranging from suicide bomber to foot soldier. Sky News said Wednesday that it had obtained the documents from a memory stick...
Shifra on February 22, 2016
Obama thinks his legacy will be having brought whirled peas world peace with his Iran and Cuba deals. His real legacy? The most corrupt and vindictive Administration in history. Via Washington Examiner: New York City’s former top cop said Sunday that the Obama administration cut funding to fight terrorism in the city to retaliate against Sen. Chuck Schumer for opposing a nuclear deal with Iran. “There’s a certain amount vindictiveness on the part of Washington aimed at Sen. Chuck Schumer,” Ray Kelly, New York City’s police commissioner under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said in an interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York. “Apparently they remember very well that Sen. Schumer did not support their Iran deal,” Kelly...
Shifra on February 13, 2015
As always, Megyn Kelly asked hard-hitting questions. And, as always, Jen Psaki said…well, I’m not exactly sure. Something about “Actions speak louder than words.” And, ‘The proof is in the pudding.” Or something… Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Related: CBS News: Official: U.S. intelligence surprised by collapse of Yemen government Jerusalem Post: Israelis think Obama interfering in election, poll finds
Tammy on February 11, 2015
Why would you seek a war authorization that specifically limits what you can do in fighting a worldwide, psychopathic enemy? But that’s exactly what Obama wants Congress to do. He wants to say his refusal to do everything possible to defeat the cancer of ISIS and Radical Islam is due to his hands being tied by the Use of Military Force, or AUMF, that this White House itself has written. And he wants it in force for 3 years, also tying the hands of the next president. I contend this is the *only* reason Obama is finally pursuing the AUMF. Keep in mind, Obama has claimed the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs gave him the power to take on ISIS, we...
Shifra on December 17, 2014
Cartoon from Michael Ramirez, the brilliant editorial cartoonist at Investor’s Business Daily Looks like Peggy Noonan has been hanging out with too many Beltway Libs. Because her latest column smacked of the self-righteous, holier-than-thou tone we have come to expect of “the elites.” Via WSJ: A Flawed Report’s Important Lesson Although Noonan acknowledges that …the report was issued just as a defeated Democratic majority walked out the door, and has the look of a last, lobbed stink bomb: “See what the terrible Bush administration did? Bye now!” There is about the entire enterprise a sense of sin being expiated at someone else’s expense…. Here’s what she says about the actions of the CIA: …torture is bad. It makes people lose...
Patricia on August 8, 2014
The current bombing of the mad terrorists known as ISIS brings hope back to my heart. I think a good name for this operation should be Operation Kill the Sons of Bitches! Is that too blunt or not enough? Get your creative mojo working TAMs and name the battle that is not to be named by Obama.
Shifra on August 1, 2014
With the war raging between Israel and Hamas, there has been a shocking rise of virulent anti-Semitism on American college campuses. Much of this seems to be based on sympathy with the “Palestinian freedom fighters who are resisting the Israeli occupation.” The following is a must-read by Chloe Valdary, published in Tablet Magazine. Every word is a gem. Here are highlights, but do read the entire piece: To the Students for Justice in Palestine, a Letter From an Angry Black Woman The student organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is prominent on many college campuses, preaching a mantra of “Freeing Palestine.” It masquerades as though it were a civil rights group when it is not. Indeed, as an African-American,...
Shifra on July 21, 2014
It has been said of the Clintons that nothing comes out of their mouths that is not calculated to benefit themselves. And since Hillary has lately been touting Israel’s right to defend itself, maybe Bill Clinton’s latest comments on Israel were motivated by concern over his future speaking fees in Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, etc. I’m not sure how else to account for his recent comments: Via Yaho News: Bill Clinton warns Israel on ‘isolating itself from world opinion’ Former US president Bill Clinton has warned Israel about “isolating itself from world opinion” due to repeated conflicts in Gaza… “Over the long run it is not good for Israel to keep isolating itself from world opinion because of the absence...
Tammy on July 17, 2014
Talk about an intense day, and it’s not even close to being over. First, the horrible news about the Malaysian airliner being shot down over Ukraine. Much of the initial information is speculation, but one thing that has been confirmed is that it was shot down with a missile. Now the work begins to pinpoint the location of battery and perhaps that will give us information as to who did this. And, of course, the embarrassment here is that Obama, once again, exhibited how much of a fool he really is. We have 295 lost souls, and 23 dead Americans in this horrific act. He stepped awat from a photo op at a burger joint, then spent 38 seconds addressing...
Pat_S on June 18, 2014
After America and Western countries spent $billions ($trillions all consequences considered), sacrificed thousands dead, wounded, maimed, and ruined lives, Afghan President Karzai in a BBC interview says the war on terror was not fought honestly and genuinely. Its intent was to cause instability in the region. Iraq and Afghanistan were, he claims, solid and whole countries before foreign intervention. The BBC reporter asked if what is happening in Iraq could happen in Afghanistan. Karzai replies Never. Not at all. [BBC Reporter] Many worry that there is a whole arc now—Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan—the rise of al-Qaeda linked groups. [Karzai] So this means either of two things. Either the war on terror was not conducted properly or effectively, that it gave...