How Long Will We "Never Forget"?

For the past 11 years on this date, we've all heard, spoke, typed a now familiar refrain: "Never Forget!" What we must never forget, of course, are the attacks against our nation on September 11th, 2001 by radical Islamists bringing their war against western civilization right to our doorsteps. Today, I heard a couple of … Continue reading How Long Will We "Never Forget"?

2011 American of the Year: Seal Team 6

  The United States Navy 'SEAL' teams are the Navy's principal special operations force. The 'SEAL' acronym stands for Sea, Air, and Land, and each of these factors was on display on May 2nd, 2011. On that day, the Navy's "SEAL Team 6", it's Special Warfare Development Group, got revenge for America and exorcised a … Continue reading 2011 American of the Year: Seal Team 6

Islamism Series: What Are We Prepared to Do?

In the 1987 film 'The Untouchables', Kevin Costner plays famed lawman Elliot Ness, who is tasked to lead a fight against the violent empire of infamous crime boss Al Capone in Chicago during the Prohibition era. In the beginning, Ness tries some of the usual law enforcement tactics of the day, but appears to be … Continue reading Islamism Series: What Are We Prepared to Do?

Islamism Series: Back to Afghanistan

For a land-locked nation that is basically a pile of rock and sand, Afghanistan holds some serious sway in the international community. The reasons are many, but they are sometimes difficult to grasp until you look more closely. Afghanistan is bordered on the west by an Islamic nuclear-power wannabe ruled by a mad President in … Continue reading Islamism Series: Back to Afghanistan

Islamism Series: Our Grandchildren’s Grandchildren

I recently had the pleasure of sitting in on a highly educational presentation by an American law enforcement professional that largely covered the topic of responding to a bombing or other terrorist attack in our city. The individual presenting the class has been all over the world, particularly the hot spots in the Middle East, … Continue reading Islamism Series: Our Grandchildren’s Grandchildren