What we knew when the police and FBI started responding to the LAX shooting was that someone had walked into one of the terminals and shot several people. What the authorities did was to help the victims, check for a confederate, and secure the scene (Terminal 3), which sounds about right…and hold incoming flights to […]
Archive for the ‘Terrorism and its control’ Category
So Bill de Blasio was a sandalista. Does Joe Lhota really want to stand with the Contras?
The Benghazi attack was irregular warfare not terrorism.
Yes, Malkin is always wrong. Goes without saying. But what if she’s right about Grover Norquist?
Incentives and the Tarnaevs: You get what you measure, even in the counter-terrorism business.
Or is he a piece of Breitbart fakery?
It’s always dangerous to make judgments while something like the marathon bombing/murder of MIT policeman/shootout in Watertown/search is underway. But recognizing that there is much I don’t know yet, my tentative judgment is that the leadership of my former city has kind of lost it. As I understand it, A murderer, probably armed and dangerous, […]
Obviously a terrible tragedy yesterday in Boston. It is all the more sinister because of what the finish line of a Marathon typically represents: a supportive, celebratory place of individual achievement. I have finished two Marathons in my life, the 2004 Richmond and 2005 Marine Corps races. For me, these races were culminations of my […]
What extraordinary claim of Presidential power is Holder supposed to have made? If it’s unlawful to kill U.S. citizens on American soil without legal process, then police snipers can’t take out hostage-takers. If military force can’t be used domestically Washington had no right to use military force against the Whiskey Rebellion, Lincoln was wrong to order the killing of Confederate soldiers, and Eisenhower shouldn’t have sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock.