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Trump’s Goes to Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

On his way to Riyadh, President Trump should watch Noam Chomsky’s TV interview on May 17, talking about Saudi Arabia. Chomsky’s observation of the Desert Kingdom might help remind the President who the Saudis really are. “Saudi Arabia is the center of radical Islamic extremism” Chomsky stated. “The spread of Saudi extremist Wahhabi... ...

The New Stage of Cyber Warfare

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The ongoing massive cyber hacking for ransom that at the time of this writing has reportedly affected 150 countries and at least 200,000 institutions was a disaster waiting to happen. The July 2009 North Korean cyber-attacks on the United States and South Korea’s government and major business and public organizations in the form of denial... ...

Calling a Spade a Spade*

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Left: Uruguayan Luis Almagro, secretary-general of the Organization of American States (OAS).  One of the more annoying of the various manifestations of the deterioration of political dialogue in the contemporary western world is the refusal to call a phenomenon or situation what it really is, in order to be “politically correct.”... ...

Dealing With north Korea- The Iranian Lesson

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

North Korea’s growing nuclear threats and the proposed economic sanctions to pressure Kim Jong-un to negotiations are in the news.  Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to send “a message” to Pyongyang to stop its nuclear and ballistic missile tests.  This message calls, again, for tightening economic sanctions on... ...

George Soros – “The Gravedigger of the Left”*

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

George Soros, his global Open Society Foundations and the hundreds of other organizations also funded by him are noisily and sometimes violently demonstrating against policies and governments who fail to accede to his agenda. There are lawsuits and   Congressional investigations into his activities in the United States. In Hungary, the government... ...

Taking Responsibility

Monday, April 17th, 2017

We may never get to the end of the Susan Rice story. History tells us that Rice rattled off a false tale on several networks after the attack and death of Four Americans – including the ambassador to Libya — in the Benghazi. Her detailed lie was that the deaths... ...

Untangling U.S. Foreign policy

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Left: President Trump receiving a briefing on the Syria military strike from the National Security team via secure video teleconference on April 06, 2017 at the Mar a Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. Source: Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, on Twitter on April 07, 2017. –  American geopoliticians... ...

Extreme Vetting – The Passover Lesson

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Left: The Angel of Death passes by a household in this painting by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, 1794-1872. Anti-Trump, anti-American, anti-Israeli, and anti-Semitic propaganda or “fake news” relies on the general public’s vague familiarity with details. Take for example the left’s reaction to Jared Kushner’s and Ivanka Trump’s celebration of... ...

Is Putin on his way out?

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Left: The Vladimir Putin calendar, March 2017: “Me and pussy liked each other instantly. I love animals.” Last month’s anti-corruption demonstrations in Russia are being interpreted, again, as a sign that the reign of Russian President Vladimir Putin is nearing its end. Some in the West even claimed that in... ...

Trump, Xi Jinping, and the US Economy

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

President Donald Trump will be meeting his Chinese counterpart on Thursday negotiate economic and security matters. But while Mr. Trump is confident he will “make America great again,” the country can barely afford both butter and guns. The national security of the U.S. relies heavily on the robustness of economic... ...

Getting Chipped: A Dangerous Practice

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Left: Microchip implant demonstrated in Helsinki Finland,  posted on Biohax Facebook page, March 9, 2017. Injecting Near Field Communication (NFC) chips between the thumb and index finger of volunteer workers is becoming an unsettling trend in Scandinavia.  For now, the chips contain ID information allowing the employees to access certain facilities, purchase goods and... ...

Europeans Risk Losing American Defence*

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Left: Secretary of State Dean Acheson signs the Washington Treaty, April 4, 1949. President Harry Truman and Vice President Alben Barkley are standing next to him. Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. Digital File Name: 111-SC-319945_2009_001 Job Number: 09-A2-141 The United States was dragged into two world wars... ...

Terrorism Trend Setters – The Palestinians

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Left: “Hit the gas at 199 [km/h] for Al-Aqsa,” urges the  Palestinian “Run over Organization” calling on Palestinians to use their cars to kill Jews.  [Facebook, “Fatah – The Main Page” Nov. 6, 2014]” Source: Palestinian Media Watch. –  Plowing into crowds in speeding cars to kill large numbers of people... ...

Dealing With Cyber Vulnerabilities of US Weapons Systems*

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

A new Defense Science Board report, produced by a special task force, has raised serious questions about how robust existing and future defense systems are and will be against cyber attacks and cyber intrusions. As the Trump administration rightly commits billions of dollars to overhaul worn-out weapons platforms, is attention being... ...

‘Newspeak’ Vs. Trump’s Illegal Immigration Executive Order

Monday, March 20th, 2017

We are witnessing deliberate efforts to cripple America’s ability to control its borders and stop ill-intended immigrants and refugees from entering its gates. These efforts advanced by the Left-leaning, pro-Muslim media and social networks using newspeak to disseminate disinformation. Their success is the result of years of vigorously enforced ‘political correctness.’ The weaponization of the language to distribute what President Trump... ...

Could You Prevent ‘Big Brother’ Watching?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described the protagonist, Winston Smith’s efforts to find a way to prevent Big Brother from watching his expressions: “The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it, moreover, so long... ...

Nuclear Weapons in the Hands of the European Union?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The European Union does not have an army, navy or air force but it is now considering embarking on a joint European nuclear deterrent force. Why now and what for? Trying to understand this idea is not very easy.  Its origin ostensibly is a lack of trust in the United... ...

The Jerusalem of Science and Culture

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Left: The meeting as recounted in the Genesis 14 between Abraham and Melchizedek (King of Salem, a/k/a Jerusalem), by Peter Paul Rubens,1616-17, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, Normandy.   On October 12, 2016, the United Nations Education, Science, and Culture Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, adopted a resolution that snubbed Jewish ties to the Temple Mount by referring to... ...

US Ground Troops for Syria: A Really Bad Idea

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The president is being asked by the Pentagon to provide U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Syria. If the president is wise, he will run as fast as he can the other way. There are four potential traps here: The cost in American lives; The nature of the Syrian... ...

Will NATO fight? And for What? (la NATO combatterà? E per cosa?​)

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

The one thing I am convinced about is that the Russians can count.  They know the size and capability of NATO-directed forces deployed in the Baltic States and Poland, and they know that NATO is, despite recent frenetic activity and the delivery of tanks and equipment, far from prepared.  But... ...

Return of the Dark Ages?*

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Recently Spengler (David Goldman) used the examples of right-wing homosexual Milos Yiannopoulos and Chinese classical pianist Yuja Wang to illustrate the collapse of the value-system painstakingly erected over centuries by a fusion of Judeo-Christian morality and Greco-Roman ethics. Also recently, Pankaj Mishra published a book entitled Age of Anger: A History... ...

Identifying ill-intended refugees

Monday, February 6th, 2017

President Donald Trump’s first executive order on “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” has been met with objection, which grew into hysteria, by opponents on the Left and some on the Right, at home and abroad. The opponents turned to friendly courts, which halted the President’s orders.... ...

U.S. Warships Need Better Protection*

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

The Iranian-backed Houthis suicide attack on a Saudi Arabian frigate in Western Yemen, in Bab al-Mandab Strait on January 30, resulted in the deaths of two Saudi sailors and wounding three others.  The ship struck the rear, was badly damaged.  On the audio of the video of the attack, shouts... ...

Silicon Valley Bishop’s “solidarity” with Muslims advocating Death to Gays

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The Shia Association of the Bay Area (Saba Islamic Center), an extremist Khomeinist organization, based in San Jose, California, posted the following announcement on one of its Facebook pages:  “Community Event of Support and Friendship Between Catholics and Muslims, Moulana Abidi, and the Saba boards will be hosting Bishop McGrath from... ...

Bursting The Taittinger’s Bubble – Again*

Friday, December 30th, 2016

We rarely think about the owners of the wineries when choosing champagne with which to celebrate New Year. We should. Consider the French champagne house Taittinger, and its’ California Domaine Carneros estate. Pierre Taittinger, the well-known champagne maker and hotelier called in 1943, in Le Journal de Saintes, for “the creation of... ...

Obama is Not Done with Israel, yet

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

President Obama’s refusal to veto the U.N. Security Council’s Resolution 2234, which delegitimizes the Jewish State of Israel’s presence on its own land, should have come as no surprise.  His behavior since his first inauguration speech and more elaborately in his “new beginning” speech in Cairo on June 4, 2009, was a... ...

Trump Is Right About the F-35*

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is right about the super-expensive F-35.  Not only is the plane very costly per copy and even more to keep it flying, but it is a very big bet on a single platform.  If it does not pan out as an effective fighter, the US will be left only... ...

The Berlin Truck-Jihad Attack

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The latest jihad-by-truck deadly attack on Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz’s Christmas market, could and should have been prevented. But the German security agencies failed to arrest/deport Anis Amri, the Tunisian criminal, asylum seeker with known ties to radical Islamists groups, who was overheard volunteering as a suicide bomber. Apparently, their political correctness, enforced by... ...

What Sets the U.S. Apart from the Political Turmoil of Europe

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

The efforts to change the Electoral-College vote has failed. On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Still, Hillary Clinton’s supporters claim this is unfair because she received 2.8 million more votes. Trump was elected President because of the unique... ...

On the Eve of Trump’s Deregulatory Revolution

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Left: Charging Bull (Bronze), by Arturo Di Monica, in Bowling Green Park in the Financial District in Manhattan, New York City —  President-Elect Trump has the unprecedented opportunity to eliminate thousands of useless federal regulations without any Congressional involvement.  Trump is uniquely not beholden to a political party, patrons, pollsters, pundits,... ...

Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing for the United States

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

 Left: World map showing the location of GPS ground components It is shown that the issue associated with assuring Position, Navigation, and Timing is not one of building backup systems to augment the GPS, but, rather, one of designing and building a reliable overall PNT architecture. A continuously functioning Positioning, Navigation, and... ...

The Dragon’s Breath*

Monday, December 12th, 2016

With the disastrous foreign and defense policies followed by the last two administrations Washington, power vacuums have emerged throughout the world, and as we all know, nature (and politics) abhors a vacuum. Europe can no longer even be considered a significant player in the global geopolitical context. Which leaves only... ...

The U.S. Needs To Protect Taiwan

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

China has been pushing back after President-elect Trump’s policy -shattering phone call with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, demanding that the Taiwanese President not be allowed to transit the United States through New York on her way to a Latin American tour.  The Chinese worry there may be a face to face... ...

Winning the Cyber-War Under Trump

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Six action steps to replace the Obama administration’s mostly failed efforts on cyber security – An overflowing plate of urgently needed new policies to act upon will be waiting on President Donald J. Trump’s desk when he takes office on January 20, 2017.  Few are as pressing as the need to... ...

Which Refugees to Accept?

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump is right. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali refugee who went on a Palestinian-inspired jihad-rampage with a car and a knife, wounding 11 people at Ohio State University last Monday, “should not have been in our country.” Artan is but one of an unknown number of Muslim... ...

Arabia Moves to Bosnia: The implications of the Middle-Eastern influx into Central Bosnia

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The past several years have witnessed a development likely to have significant implications for the future of Bosnia and southeastern Europe as a whole—the emergence of central Bosnia as a target for large-scale Middle-Eastern investment. Bosnia, the small, poor Balkan country, is still recovering from its civil war, two decades... ...

Obama’s Iranian Cash Laundromat*

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Left: Iranian State TV Released Video Of Pallets Of Cash! $400 Million Dollars From The U.S.  I was wrong! In early 2013, my article “The American Babe In The Iranian Wood,” noted, “President Obama and his administration’s incomprehensible handling of Iran, as clueless, overconfident and counterproductive; not a good recipe for... ...

Russian Mediterranean “Aircraft Cruiser” – A Fiasco

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Russia’s experience with aircraft carriers and on-deck fighter aircraft has been expensive, frustrating and has not helped Russia project power. About the only thing so far demonstrated is the gullibility of the Western press in its alarmist stories. The Admiral Kuznetsov (or Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union, in... ...

A Grand Strategy For Winning World War IV*

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Western Civilization Versus Radical Islam In 1910 British author Norman Angell proclaimed the end of war in his enormously popular book THE GREAT ILLUSION.  Angell’s thesis was that increasing globalization and economic interdependence of the great powers had rendered all but local and colonial wars obsolete.  His evidence was that... ...

The U.S. Economic Power

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Depending on how one crunches the numbers, China’s economy has either already surpassed, in size, that of the United States, or will do so in a within a couple of years.  According to data from the World Bank, it is the former, China’s nominal GDP was $19.3 trillion in 2015,... ...

‘Medical’ Marijuana a Con

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

As the former Drug Czar under President Ronald Reagan, with an extensive background in marijuana research, I thought I should share some of my thoughts about ‘medical’ marijuana. From 1970 to 1981, I held various positions at the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy at the University of... ...

The Obama Legacy

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Historians will debate the importance of the Obama Administration and its role in American history for decades to come, of course. The legacy which presidents leave behind them is always a concern of our chief executives, and it has been of even more importance to Barack Obama. As he marked... ...

Beware of the Hungry Russian Bear*

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

With the world’s attention fixed on the astonishing victory of Donald Trump in the American presidential election, grossly insufficient attention is being paid to another and potentially very dangerous development. Trump may end up being a disaster of continental proportions or he may be just what the doctor ordered for... ...

The Stealthy Gallium War*

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

War is going on over special integrated circuits based on a material called Gallium Nitride. Winning this war will effect not only the United States national security, but also its ability to protect key global partners in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Unfortunately the battle for Gallium Gallium Nitride is very complicated,... ...

Social Media Helped Americans Elect President Trump

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Social media turned out to be the cure for a rotten and corrupt news media, replacing newspapers and TV to a large extent. Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States totally vindicates his strategy and his understanding of the electorate which was far superior to his opponent. There... ...

Hillary vs. Trump – Decision Time

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

In the last critical hours before the American people decide their new leadership, the hyperbole will mount into near hysteria. Much, if not most, of what is said is either irrelevant or grossly inaccurate. Even the descriptive monologs of The Talking Heads are either exaggerated or dead wrong. No, it... ...

Mr. Kerry in Wonderland

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

There is an old disputed argument that extensive air travel causes physical injury and distorts cognitive thinking. [Stewardesses did remark that during the changeover in the mid-20th century from internal combustion and jet-prop engines interrupted their menstrual cycle.] Secretary of State John Kerry, like his predecessor Sec. Hillary Clinton, is... ...

A Solution for Syria?

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Left: Kurdish Areas in Syria A respected Turkish journalist, Mahmut Borzarslan has told about an important Russian initiative to broker a deal to set up an autonomous entity in Syria for the Syrian Kurds. Borzarslan’s article was translated from the Turkish and published this week (October 27th) in the blog,... ...

Is War Imminent?

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Americans will be surprised, once again, when a global war starts. Surprises are not new to Americans: The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the German takeover of small countries starting WWII, the Korean War, and even WWI.  The warning signs of the next “surprise” global war that is likely to... ...

Biden’s Cyber Threats Guarantee Cyber Attack Proliferation

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Left: US Cyber Attack Imminent: Biden threatens Putin with ‘retaliation’ – Last week, the Obama administration officially charged Russia with hacking into the servers of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, her aids, and the Democratic National Committee. It offered no evidence. The announcement declared  a “Cyber War” on alleged enemies, and tasked the... ...

Countering Chinese Expansion Through Mass Enlightenment*

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

 Left: A sailor of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy aboard the aircraft carrier Liaoning. (REUTERS/XINHUA) From Newport to New Delhi, a tremendous effort is currently underway to document and analyze China’s pursuit of maritime power. Led by experts in think tanks and academia, this enterprise has produced a rich body of... ...

The Nobel Appeasement Prize

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Left: Jubilant Cuban President Raul Castro (center) celebrates Colombian President Santos’ ( left), handshake on the agreement brokered with the FARC leader Timoleon (right). By bestowing the Peace Prize on Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, for his concessions to the narco-terrorist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Norwegian Nobel Committee, again, tries to reinforce... ...

Obama’s Refugee Screening Default*

Monday, September 26th, 2016

* The article was published in the American Thinker, on September 26, 2016.  One hot-button issue in the first Presidential debate will be the Syrian and other refugees that are allowed into the country. The vetting process of asylum seekers for resettlement in the United States usually takes between 18 to 24 months. But... ...

Neutralizing the Active Shooter: A New Technology Solution*

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

One of the great risks we face today is what the FBI called the “active shooter” threat. The FBI has been working on this problem for some time, but meanwhile -despite their good efforts- the active shooter problem remains a threat without a good solution. In the simplest terms, the... ...

U.S. Nuclear Deterrent to North Korea

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Can the United States provide sufficient help to offset the growing North Korean and Chinese threat to the independence and security of South Korea and Japan? It can. It should put Pershing missiles in both countries. How should the U.S. respond to North Korea?  Thus far the U.S. response has... ...

The Balkans ISIS Training Grounds

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Left: An entrance to the Bosnian village of Gornja Maoca decorated with ISIS signs, January 26, 2015. Reuters –  The individuals involved with the January and the November 2015 attacks in Paris, the June 2016 attack at Atatűrk International Airport in Istanbul, and the July 2016 Ansbach suicide-bombing in Germany had one thing in common; all... ...

Israel Steers Clear of Europe and U.S. Social Alienation*

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Not nearly enough attention is being paid to a social phenomenon that is sweeping through Europe and the US. Great swaths of the population are becoming, or more accurately have already become totally alienated from the political, economic and social structures of the societies to which they belong. Furthermore, they... ...

Black Lives Matter, Hamas and the BDS Movement

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

In October 2014, the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (a clearinghouse for the International Solidarity Movement) ended their Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) organizing conference against Israel in San Diego, California. At the conclusion of the weekend event, their lead organizer, Anna Piller, alias Anna Baltzer, a woman... ...

Obama’s Syrian Legacy*

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

It would be hard to exaggerate the mess in the Middle East that Pres. Barack Obama is leaving his successor. While the five-year Syrian civil war continues unabated, pitting different armed groups against each other with their foreign sponsors, Washington is caught in its own contradictions. In August American special... ...

Asharq Al-Awsat: American Researcher on Iran’s Terrorist Agenda in Latin America

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Left: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, talks to Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, right, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) American Researcher: Iran has Multiple Terrorism Aspects in Latin America, writes Luisa Polido in the Saudi English newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat: Bogota – Iranian Foreign Affairs... ...

U.S. Blocked New Subs for Taiwan

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

The Obama administration has reversed decisions made by previous administration –Republican and Democrat regarding Taiwan.  The United States government has told the Taiwanese it will not help them acquire new submarines or new submarine technology with which they could build their own.  Instead, the Administration has offered to help Taiwan... ...

The Finns Choose*

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Left: Finland shares a 1,340km (833-mile) border with Russia and has universal male conscription for all men above 18. Do the Finns know something we don’t? Reporting out of Helsinki – as deficient as ever with the mainstream media – says the Finns have negotiated what amounts to a military... ...

Winning WW4 : A Tale of Four Books

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Since the early years of the twentieth century, the world has been engaged in four world wars:  World War I, World War II, the Cold War and the current war against Radical Islam.  The first of those wars was a  struggle against radical nationalism.  The second and third were characterized... ...

Facing Facts* (On Islamic Terrorism)

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

There is a consensus that Islamic terrorism is now the greatest threat to America’s peace and stability. [Some few would demur; that it takes a close second place to current economic stagnation.] Within that consensus, there are two distinct attitudes about what is the defense against this menace. One calls... ...

Needed: An Independent Financial Cyber-Threat Clearinghouse

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

A month before September 11, 2001,  President Bush was given his Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB), with an item entitled, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike the U.S.”  The PDB didn’t contain any specific evidence of an impending attack; just that federal agencies had bits and pieces of information indicating a desire... ...

Russian Base in Iran – A Strategic Asset for Moscow*

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Left: Russian Air Force Su-34 The new Russian base in Iran is a strategic asset for Moscow and may be a game changer in the power balance in the Middle East.   The United States and Russia are competing for influence on a global basis.  In this game, the Russians are... ...

Palestinian Terrorism Funding

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

The news that the Israeli government charged Mohammed el-Halabi, the Gaza director of World Vision, a major international evangelical Christian aid organization, with funneling millions to fortify Hamas government’s terrorist capabilities has reportedly “shocked” the organization. But the reason for this “shock” is not the evidence of his diverting 60% of the charity’s Gaza budget to further Hamas terrorism. The organization was “shocked”... ...

The Cyber Security Delusion

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Left: The Maginot Defense Line along the French border with Germany, (built 1929-1938; named after  Andre Maginot, the French Minister of War, 1915–1920s). Twenty-five years of fast evolving cyber communication had made us more efficient. But as Houston T. Hawkins, Los Alamos National Lab Senior Scientist points out, “The greater the efficiency, the... ...

The Corrupting effects of the very bad deal with Iran

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Nothing seems to deter the administration’s determination to satisfy Iran’s Supreme Leader. Clearly, the U.S. cannot hold Iran accountable for a sham deal presented by Obama, which Iran did not sign. At a press conference in Argentina, on August 4, Secretary Kerry in his usual manner spoke out of both sides of his... ...

The Middle East: Through a Glass, Darkly*

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Since the onset of the so-called “Arab Spring” in April of 2011, most of what had seemed understandable in the area was turned upside-down. Some would argue that what had been considered the norm was overturned earlier, with the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, or even earlier, with the... ...

Father Hamel Didn’t Have to Die

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Right: Father Jacques Hamel, at his church in St-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Rouen, Normandy.   When priests have their throats slit while celebrating Mass, no one is safe in France. Father Jacques Hamel was murdered because the French security services failed to surveil the watch-listed ISIS-affiliated terrorists and ignored a fresh warning, including the photograph of one... ...

The Coming Clash with China*

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the fall of 2011 used the buzz word “pivot” three times to announce a major shift in the Obama foreign policy, putting a major emphasis on South and East Asia. But the reality – as detailed in a report from the Center for Strategic... ...

Preserving the Mullahs’ Pride

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

President Obama holds Iranian national pride in higher esteem than the security of the American people. He made no secret that a nuclear deal with Iran was a priority of his, and he determined to keep most of his dealings with the Mullahs from the American people. When the first Joint Comprehensive Plan of... ...

Can Stealth Stay Stealthy?

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

In 1961 Piotr Ufimstev working in the USSR, created the mathematical theory and tools to do a finite analysis of radar reflection, meaning that the idea of how to achieve stealth was born.  His writings were translated and shared in the United States and by 1970 Lockheed started to apply the theories to real... ...

July 4th, 1941- July 4th, 2016

Monday, July 4th, 2016

In his radio address to the nation on July 4, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt acknowledged the growing global threat to human freedom and to democracy. He spoke of the new tyrannies that have “been making such headway that the fundamentals of 1776 are being struck down abroad and definitely,... ...

Caesar’s Wife*

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Left: “The former president steps into her plane. They then speak for 30 minutes privately. The FBI there on the tarmac instructing everybody around ‘no photos, no pictures, no cell phones.’” Reporter Christopher Sign of ABC 15 in Phoenix, AZ, on The O’Reilly Factor, June 30, 2016. One of the most... ...

Israel Agreement with Terrorist Supporting Turkey

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the Israel-Turkey reconciliation agreement as “strategically important for Israel’s security and economy,” but members of the coalition government, as well as the opposition, disagree. Israel’s newly appointed Minster of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman is reported to say he will oppose the agreement at the next cabinet meeting. He criticized Netanyahu’s... ...

Of Mosques, Moms and Mayhem*

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin. The Jihadi Dictionary: The Essential Intel Tool for Military, Law Enforcement, Government and the Concerned Public. Mamaroneck, NY: Multieducator Press, 2016. 286 pp. Regular readers of Family Security Matters will be familiar both with Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin and her discussions of the family origins of contemporary Jihadist... ...

Special Relationship II*

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Back in 1887 the famous poet and storyteller Oscar Wilde quipped: ‘We [English] have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language’. We got another example of this malediction in the blah-blah-blah which has attended Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. What is most apparent to... ...

A Global Witches’ Brew*

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Left: This is an engraving from Mechanics Magazine published in London in 1824. Surviving a new world of debt, liquidity, corruption, money laundering, and social entropy. It is said that the great Ottoman Sultan, Suleyman the Magnificent (1494-1566), was taught the following aphorism by his mother and that he repeated it often in subsequent years: To hold a land, you need an... ...

The Emperor’s Iranian Clothes

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The unfolding misrepresentations of Obama Administration’s “deal” with Iran, suggest that either the President or the Iranians or both, have been avid readers of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” As in Andersen’s tale, the vain Emperor, American president Obama, cares about nothing except for living up to his... ...

Is “Jihad- Denial” Contagious?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

President Obama’s angry outburst to ISIS terrorist’s June 12th shooting of more than100 people at a nightclub in Orlando, FL, murdering 49 and wounding 53, was not aimed at the radical Islamic ideology that motivated the killer. Obama was livid because he was pushed to stray from what CNN described his usual “cerebral reaction” to... ...

US Powerless as “Europe” Collapses*

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

The British vote in midweek looks more and more like endorsing withdrawal from the European Union. But the process looks increasingly messy. The U.S., whose sponsorship of a united Europe has played a huge role in the past six decades, now appears powerless to limit the chaos. Pres. Barack Obama’s... ...

Mr. Obama’s Conscience*

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Left: President Obama delivered the remarks after a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida left more than 100 people dead and wounded. June 12, 2016. (YouTube) The schizophrenic nature of the Obama Administration continues to run amok. Polls, for what they are worth with liberal media sponsors, say the... ...

Shavou’ot (Pentecost) vs Ramadan

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

As Jews and Christians are celebrating Shavou’ot (Pentecost), the giving of the Ten Commandments, which is the foundation of Western Civilization and which symbolizes freedom and liberty, radical Muslims are celebrating Ramadan by following the Prophet Muhammad’s jihad, murdering the infidels.  The Quran, which borrowed from Jewish and Christian scriptures, has... ...

Amicus Brief Supporting FBI’s Quest in Identifying Corrupt Public Officials

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

James B. Comey, Esq., Director Re: Corruption of Public Officials: The Clinton Family, Foundation & Affiliates, and State Department Employees                                  Dear Director Comey: The FBI’s recent radio ads asked public assistance in identifying public... ...

Guaranteed Terrorist Financing

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

We are giving our enemies a ‘Federally insured’ bank account! Would you vote yes to maintaining those sanctuaries for terrorist enemies so they could more easily kill and maim you, your family, your friends and your allies, and also guarantee that those enemies have continuing “Federally Insured” revenue protection?  Unfortunately,... ...

Qaddafi’s Foresight

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Tents of African migrants that are popping up under bridges in Paris look nothing like Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s tent (pic. left) that was pitched in the garden of Hôtel de Marigny, the government’s official guest house, opposite the Elysée Palace in December 2007. But Gaddafi’s tent was the... ...

The U.S. and Israel: The end of the affair?*

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Political and economic conditions in the US portend a permanent cooling towards Israel, and Israel has to adjust. There is nothing unusual in this–in 1948 and, since the US has been by far the most powerful country in the Western World, and since the implosion of the Soviet Union in 1989-91, in... ...

Iran Inflates Its Involvement In Iraq*

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Left: Qasem Soleimani, second from left, in the operations room of the Shi’ite militias engaged in fighting alongside the Iraqi army[1] to take control of Fallujah (Qasemsoliemani.ir, May 23, 2016) On May 22, 2016, Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi announced the beginning of a campaign to liberate the city of Fallujah from... ...

Palestinian Terrorism *

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Popular terrorism is violent by nature. Thus, Mahmoud Abbas’ claim that the “popular resistance” is “peaceful” and “unarmed” is baseless. On September 13, 2015, the Palestinians began a wave of popular terrorism (called a “popular awakening” by the Palestinian Authority [PA]).[1] It began with riots on the Temple Mount and in Jerusalem... ...

Lessening Air Travel and Refugees’ Risks

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Hiring more TSA agents may shorten the lines of passengers waiting to go through airport security, but this will do little to ensure they safely arrive at their destination. And shortcutting Syrian refugees vetting procedures from 12 or 18 months to a few days, increases the risk of bringing jihadists and... ...

Perspectives on defense systems analysis *

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

A review of Perspectives on defense systems analysis; The What, the Why, and the Who, but mostly the how of broad defense systems analysis. Delaney W., Atkins R., Bernard A., Boroson D., Ebel D., Feder A., Fleischman J., Shatz M., Stein R., Weiner S., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2015. 288 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-262029-35-3) This book describes the evolution and history of the... ...

Plowing the American Mind

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Left: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Iran at the White House in Washington, January 17, 2016. Obama signed an executive order on Saturday lifting sanctions on Iran related to its nuclear program after Tehran fulfilled requirements under a nuclear agreement with world powers, the White House said.... ...

Take Advantage of the Reserves for Innovation*

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

The National Guard and Reserves should be the Defense Department’s source of innovation and technical know-how.   With the establishment of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUX), Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is putting a lot of effort into building a relationship with Silicon Valley, hoping some — but not too... ...

Funding Hamastan*

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Since 1987, the Gaza-based terror group has kept itself in the international spotlight through acts of violence against the Jewish State of Israel. It was designated as terrorist by the Unites States in 1997. In 2006, under the guise of the “Change and Reform” party, it won the elections for... ...

Southeast Asia Heats Up – Again!

Friday, May 13th, 2016

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Vietnam’s Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong after their meeting in Washington on 7 July 2015. Obama is to visit Vietnam and Japan from 21 to 28 May, 2016 (Credit: Hanoi News, August 25, 2015)  Reports of a secret arms conference in Vietnam... ...

Through the Eyes of an Islamist Extremist: The World according to Bosnia’s Fatmir Alipahić

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Over the past twenty-five years, the militant Islamist movement in Bosnia & Herzegovina has developed a broad range of electronic and print propaganda vehicles designed to draw recruits and spread ethnic and religious intolerance. These propaganda outlets include the openly pro-ISIS websites Put Hilafeta (“Way of the Caliphate”) and Vijesti... ...

Iran’s Growing Involvement in the Middle East

Monday, May 9th, 2016

“Assad remaining in power Iran’s redline” – Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei:  Revolutionary Guard’s deputy commander, General Hossein Salami, threatened on May 4th: “If the Americans and their regional allies want to pass through the Strait of Hormuz and threaten us,... ...

Stumbling into War*

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Despite Pres. Barack Obama’s continued insistence that he has pulled the U.S. out of endless – and unsuccessful – wars in the Mideast, American military involvement continues there. Witness to the continued engagement, and in fact what appears to be an escalation of that commitment, is in the official news... ...