Archive for the 'The War On Terrorism' Category

Give me that old-timey filibuster.

By mw | Related entries in cia, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Obama, Senate, The War On Terrorism

Some described Rand Paul’s historic 13 hour filibuster as “libertarian porn”. Note we are talking about a CSPAN feed of a man speaking at a podium for 13 hours, yet it was far more engrossing and entertaining than it had any right to be.Ultimately the Senate voted to confirm John Brennan as Director of the CIA 63-34. But Senator Rand Paul got the answehe was looking for and the country got the debate we deserved.

March 7th, 2013 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The TSA’s Waste (Infographic)

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Privacy, The War On Terrorism

In the age of domestic and international terrorism, a few inconveniences at the airport seem pretty trivial. Most of us happily hand over our belongings to be scrutinized by airport security, because the alternative is unbearable. Who cares if we have to take our shoes off, and throw out a few bottles of perfume every […]

March 19th, 2012 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Now You Can Watch My Film, “We Will Make You Whole Again”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Art, Film, Gender, Immigration, Race, Sexuality, Technology, The Politics Of Film, The War On Terrorism

Over the past two years I wrote, produced and directed a film called “We Will Make You Whole Again” with my co-director, editor and cinematographer Trevor Hawkins of Mammoth Media. Some of you know this because a couple months back I shared the trailer for the film and told you a little bit about what […]

June 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Faisal Shahzad Admits To Time Square Bombing Attempt

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New York, New York City, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

And he says that he acted alone. We shall see… From Reuter: “He’s admitted to buying the truck, putting the devices together, putting them in the truck, leaving the truck there and leaving the scene,” the law enforcement source told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. “He’s claimed to have acted alone. He did admit […]

May 4th, 2010 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

More On Faisal Shahzad, Times Square Bombing Suspect

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New York, New York City, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

By now you know that he was nabbed last night at JFK International Airport, but do you know how it happened? From Politico: The number from a disposable cellphone led FBI agents to the suspect arrested Monday night for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square on Saturday evening, according to a senior official. […]

May 4th, 2010 | Permalink| No Comments »

BREAKING: Times Square Terrorist Bomb Plot Said To Have International Ties

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New York, New York City, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

Looks like their may be a Pakistani connection after all, but it still doesn’t appear that those who initially claimed responsibility are tied to this. From ABC News: The Washington Post, quoting Obama Administration sources, said the attempted bombing “increasingly appears to have been coordinated by several people in a plot with international links.” Other […]

May 3rd, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Video of Times Square Bomb Suspect

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New York, New York City, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism, Video

From the looks of the video, this guy could have been caught at the wrong place at the wrong time. Still, investigators can’t ignore any leads right now. More as it develops… Tweet

May 3rd, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Key Counterterrorism Adviser Slams Cheney

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Cheney, Obama, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

On Meet The Press today, John Brennan (Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism) said the following when asked about Cheney’s comments: “I’m very disappointed in the vice president’s comments,” Mr. Brennan said, describing himself as neither a Democrat nor a Republican. “Either the vice president is willfully mischaracterizing this president’s position both […]

January 3rd, 2010 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

Obama Ordered Covert War In Yemen Before Bombing Attempt?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Obama, The War On Terrorism, War, Yemen

In a story about a White House adviser being briefed about the underwear bomb technique in October comes this tidbit at the very end… White House officials say President Obama has been keenly focused on the Qaeda threat from Yemen for months. As the NEWSWEEK story reports, the president has authorized a covert war in […]

January 2nd, 2010 | Permalink| No Comments »

Full Video Of Obama’s Speech On Afghanistan

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Military, Obama, The War On Terrorism, Video, War

He reminds America why we’re fighting, how we almost won in Afghanistan, how we got off course because of Iraq (without laying blame), how we plan to fix it and that this isn’t an open ended commitment. He even goes so far as to talk about when he’ll start bringing people home: July 2011. All […]

December 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »