I need to teach Lisa how to use her link key so she doesn't bury the sidebar to the bottom of the page, long urls sink it posted directly. The blogroll is still here justs at the bottom of the page.
Bill Roggio is back posting at the Fouth Rail and has a gaggle of info as does the other websites he helped establish , Counterterrorism Blog and Threats Watch, don't miss Walid Phares' posts, here and here, both must reads. part of Walid's postings
As we have marked the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America, and we review the half a decade of war on terror since, the central question that comes to the minds of both experts and policymakers is this – who is winning the war and where are we in its prosecution? And to refine, is al Qaeda on the retreat, is Afghanistan working, is Iraq surviving the challenge, and is Lebanon’s Cedars Revolution on the rise or has it been defeated? Is Hezbollah’s war changing the U.S. strategy regarding Iran and Israel? And finally, is the U.S. homeland secure, or is it penetrated and threatened?
All of these are issues of great importance to Americans, Westerners and societies determined to struggle for democracy and freedom. For even though 9/11 was a benchmark in the history of the U.S., it also became a rallying date in the eyes of the Jihadists for more lethal future attacks, not just in America, but also in Europe, India, Africa and other parts of the world that have tasted the wrath of terror since 2001.
The widening of the war on terrorism and the multiplication of its battlefields has critics claiming Americans have been led in the wrong direction, and that the decision to fight the terrorists on their ground was erroneous. Are the critics right? Or are they wrong? Five years after the attacks which sparked this long war, a proper review is in order – a review not only of the enemy we face, but of the war we are engaged in and what the future holds in this regard.
A worthy read and in light of that I do not see the loonbat left making any real gains in congress. Even center right Gubernator Arnold still holds a commanding lead over neo-socialist Phil Angelides and California's conservative districts are the fastest growing. Apparently the GOP has proven to be far savvier poker players than the Dems anticipated building a massive war chest through the grassroots that is now coming into play. We now control the message once agan proven by Clinton's hissy fit and their flagship media "Gray Lady" spinning out of control.
Politics is local nd I just do not see liberals as having as strong a hand as they profess. They are very obvious loud and obnoxious and most of America rejects that, note the limited attendance at protests and the huge popularity of conservative talk radio and internet sites. It can be guaranteed they will claim fraud when the Dems lose again in November. They don't understand that most people in America have a brain that actually functions and vote accordingly to the dismay of the socialists that have taken over the DNC leadership.I live in Boxer/Pelosiville and the natives are restless thus Arnold' strong support as the local DNC falls more under control of Bay Area and Hollywood extreme leftists along with the national DNC under Howlin' Howie.