Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation’s Armed Forces at home.
During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.
Political correctness allowed the Ft. Hood terrorist attack to occur and it will continue to lead to more attacks.
(The Telegraph) He said defeating Islamist militancy was “unnecessary and would never be achieved”.
However, he argued that it could be “contained” to allow Britons to lead secure lives.
Gen Richards, 58, said the threat posed by “al-Qaeda and its affiliates” meant Britain’s national security would be at risk for at least 30 years.
Well I guess we should just give up and surrender huh…
Imam Obama just addressed the nation on the developing attempted terrorist attacks on synagogues in Chicago.
Not one mention of Islamic extremism, Islamo-fascism, or Islamic terrorism. He referenced only “violent” extremism. This is precisely what I was referring to on yesterday’s podcast. Obama speaks more stridently against his domestic political opponents than he does our enemy in the
War on Terror Overseas Contingency Operation.
He did confirm that explosives were found on the packages intercepted in the UK destined for synagogues in Chicago.
…and this is why.
In terms of an Al-Qaeda base, <a href=”http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/10/29/al.qaeda.arabian.peninsula/index.html?hpt=C1″>Yemen is like a hybrid between a pre-9/11 Afghanistan and a post-9/11 Pakistan.</a> Not good.
One question comes to mind: Why are we even allowing any shipments from Yemen in the first place!?
It’s a clear security risk.
The Obama administration is planning to ramp up military support to the Pakistani army as part of an effort to persuade Islamabad to do far more to combat Islamic militants.
he new military aid, which is contingent on congressional approval, is expected to amount to more than $2 billion over five years, would pay for equipment Pakistan can use for counterinsurgency and counterterror operations. U.S. officials say they hope the new aid could effectively eliminate Pakistan’s objections that it doesn’t have the equipment needed to launch more operations in tribal areas.
Pakistan received about $1.9 billion in military assistance from the U.S. in fiscal 2010, which ended Sept. 30, including about $300 million in grants to buy U.S. defense equipment. The new package of defense equipment would average out to an additional $100 million a year in aid, although the size of the grants would start lower and grow over time.
By seeking assurances from Pakistan that the new equipment will be used only to combat militants in the border areas, the U.S. hopes to reassure India that it isn’t trying to further boost the power of Pakistan’s conventional military.
Yes, let’s reward insufficient action on the part of the Pakistanis with even more military aid.
The Taliban’s influence in northern Afghanistan has expanded in recent months from a few hotspots to much of the region, as insurgents respond to the U.S.-led coalition’s surge in the south by seizing new ground in areas once considered secure.
In many areas here and the rest of the north, the Taliban have effectively supplanted the official authorities, running local administrations and courts, and conscripting recruits.
“Day by day, the Taliban are advancing into new districts,” said provincial council chief Mohammad Rasoul Mohseni of Baghlan.
Wait, I thought the Taliban’s influence was weakening. Isn’t that the justification the Obama administration and the believers in our politically correct counter-insurgency strategy have given us for the coming Taliban so-called “reconciliation”?
Such advances challenge the coalition strategy that assumes Taliban losses in its southern heartland would undermine the entire insurgency, driving the militants to pursue peace on terms acceptable to the West.
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
When are we going to wake up and realize that destroying the enemy is absolutely a necessary part of winning this war?