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Putin’s Pride – Danger for the World

 As the Obama administrations draws down our forces to pre-WWII levels, and even front-line military officers are dismissed when in action against the enemy, Russia is doing something quite different. Russian president Vladimir Putin is proudly boasting of his nation’s “offensive and defensive” weaponry which is so advanced that “other armies in the world” do […] Continue reading →

Pat Buchanan: To Defeat the Islamic State

 The decisions that determined the fate of the great nations and empires that failed to survive the 20th century are well known. For the Kaiser’s Germany, it was the “blank cheque” to Austria after Sarajevo. For Great Britain, the 1939 war guarantee to Poland. For the Third Reich, it was the June 1941 invasion of […] Continue reading →

Former Marine Sends ISIS A Message So Powerful That They Might Rethink Plans

 Following the filmed beheading of New Hampshire journalist James Foley by Islamic extremists earlier this week, the public protests against the Islamic State – or ISIS – terror network have grown throughout the United States and beyond. The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis called Foley’s parents personally following the death of the 40-year-old who disappeared from […] Continue reading →

Should The U.S. Declare War On ISIS?

Matt Vespa  If there’s one thing that will generate bipartisan consensus on the Hill, it’s that the United States needs to get serious about confronting the Islamic State (ISIS) militarily. The National Journal recently posted a piece by James Kitfield, a senior fellow at Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, argued that […] Continue reading →

Controversial Beheading Video: A powerful new casus belli for war

James Foley Beheading: What They’re Not Telling You  The latest poster child for military expansion in the middle east poses a host of disturbing questions.  DOJ Launches Criminal Investigation Into Foley’s Murder  Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the execution of American photojournalist James Wright Foley.  Holder’s comments were prompted […] Continue reading →

Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

 When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States. A recent American decision to hold back on the delivery of advanced Hellfire missiles offered dramatic manifestation of a relationship that appears to be deteriorating in […] Continue reading →

Cigars, The Nanny State & The Economy

The Backstory  About two years ago, my business partner Frank and I decided to start a small business built around something we both were passionate about: cigars. If we had known then what we know now, the decision to stick our necks out and invest in an endeavor like Cigars City may have turned out […] Continue reading →

Document: Army to Use Lethal Force Against “Civilians” During “Riots” in U.S.

Training manual outlines “sniper response” during crowd control operations A document released by the U.S. Army details preparations for “full scale riots” within the United States during which troops may be forced to engage in a “lethal response” to deal with unruly crowds of demonstrators. The appearance of the document amidst growing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, […] Continue reading →

Allen West: His Bombshell Accusation Against Obama That Could Explain A Whole Lot

 Former Florida Rep. Allen West declared President Obama an Islamist who is intentionally working against the security of the United States. “The only plausible explanation for many actions taken by President Obama and his administration is that they are working counter to the security of the United States of America,” the former Florida congressman and […] Continue reading →