First Suicide Attack—Recalling the deadly 1983 attack

Reagan cut and run and it embolden the terrorist to this day…they believe that we do not have the stomach of a war of attrition.

Thirty years ago today, Americans were devastated by the news of a massive terrorist attack in Lebanon that killed 241 American servicemen. Early on a Sunday morning terrorists drove an explosive laden truck….

 

Source: Recalling the deadly 1983 attack on the Marine barracks

Slowly the creeping tentacle of terrorism clawed itself to the US……and the rest,as they say, is history.

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What Plot?

The news has been horrendous for awhile now with the bad storms the mass killings in Vegas…the only thing that has been missing from the news these days is those pricks in ISIS.

Well most readers know that I keep an eye on terrorism, international relations and conflicts…..just so my readers can to educated for the day…..

It is not news that they are fighting for their very lives in Iraq and Syria and Egypt and Yemen…in other parts of the world.

Have they given up on extending their horrendous attacks beyond the Middle East?

Hell NO!  A recent plot here in the US was stomped on……

An alleged plot to attack New York City—detonating bombs in Times Square and the subway system while shooting civilians at concert venues—in the summer of 2016 “in the name of ISIS” was stopped by the FBI, according to newly unsealed records. “Three men allegedly plotted to conduct bombings and shootings in heavily populated areas of New York City during the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan,” ABC News quotes the Justice Department as saying in a statement. A 19-year-old Canadian citizen named Abdulrahman el Bahnasawy allegedly bought materials to make bombs only to send them to what turned out to be an undercover FBI agent, WABC reports. El Bahnasawy was arrested in May 2016 after traveling to the US and renting a cabin in New Jersey.

Also arrested over the past year were two alleged accomplices: 19-year-old Tahla Haroon and 37-year-old Russell Salic. Haroon, an American citizen living in Pakistan, allegedly planned to meet with bomb experts there before joining El Bahnasawy in the US, the New York Daily News reports. Haroon was arrested in Pakistan and is awaiting extradition. Salic was arrested in his native Philippines and is also awaiting extradition. He was allegedly providing financing for the plot. El Bahnasawy has pleaded guilty. He allegedly said he wanted to “create the next 9/11.”

ISIS may be forgotten these days…but they are far from GONE!

Why The 2nd? – In Saner Thought

Special Note:  Here we go again!  A storm is heading for my hometown’s Main Street….set to hit Sunday as a Cat 1 (hopefully weaker)…..so I may be without internet for awhile…..bear with me and I will return as soon as possible.  chuq

Almost like clockwork we have had another horrific massacre by a  man with more guns than brains.

And as usual there will be the inevitable conversation about what the amendment means and how can we avoid this from happen again.

College of Political Knowledge Subject:  Early American History We have once again returned to the debate over guns since the horrible shooting deaths of children at Sandy Hook……all the…

Source: Why The 2nd? – In Saner Thought

Terrorism Returns!

For about a year now the old enemy of humanity has been pushed from the headlines by a number of situation….investigation, storms, etc….during that lull the blog posts on the subject have been almost non-existent….but as of 2008 hrs on 01 Dec that all changed….

Las Vegas police say one suspect is “down” after a mass shooting at a country music festival that has left at least two people dead and dozens wounded. University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen says 26 people were admitted to the hospital, the AP reports. Authorities shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip after receiving reports of an active shooter near the Mandalay Bay Casino late Sunday. The shooter or shooters apparently fired on the Route 91 Harvest music festival from upper levels of the Mandalay Bay across the street, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

On a live feed of a police scanner, officers could be heard saying that a suspect was down on the 32nd floor of the hotel and that they were investigating reports of shots fired at other casinos, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Witnesses say country singer Jason Aldean was playing near the end of the concert when gunfire rang out. “The band ran off stage and it was pandemonium,” witness Jon Bessette tells NBC. “Everyone was running, people were getting trampled.” Dozens of patrol vehicles descended on the Strip after the incident and some flights destined for the McCarran International Airport were diverted.

Will this return the focus on domestic terrorism?

Probably not!  It will all depend if the case can be made that he.she is some sort of religious zealot…..

I want to see how this horrific attack is used by the MSM and others.

Turn The Page!

Closing Thought–11Sep17

There have been two horrific attacks on American soil…..Pear Harbor and 9/11……

Sixteen anniversaries of 9/11 have now come. Sixteen. For many reasons, mostly obvious, we place the attacks of that day in a category with Pearl Harbor: both were national tragedies, both inflicted unprecedented death tolls on American soil, both were criticized as intelligence failures, and both launched America into war. Of course, for most Americans, December 7 passes each year with maybe a general awareness, perhaps a moment of acknowledgement when FDR’s words—“a day that will live in infamy”—work their way into our consciousness.

But on each anniversary of 9/11, a host of TV networks still show documentaries about the attacks and their aftermath. It is still occasion for a multitude of think pieces to emerge into the sunlight—some new and important, others less so. Of course, sixteen anniversaries are a lot fewer than seventy-five. Yet, it’s hard not to wonder whether on December 7, 1957, the sixteen-year anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks was marked as prominently as that of 9/11 is today. I don’t expect that it was.

Source: Understanding 9/11 and the Terrorist Threat Today | RealClearDefense

That’s it for me…..I shall return tomorrow with more and better stuff….chuq

Sixteen Years After 9/11, How Does Terrorism End?

Sixteen and counting…….it was a Tuesday morn about 10 when the world change in a matter of moments.

War was declared and we have been fighting ever since.

AS we look back on that fateful day…..there is a question the lurks deep in the mind……will this ever end?

The current spasm of international terrorism, an age-old tactic of warfare, is often traced to a bomb mailed from New York by the anti-Castro group El Poder Cubano, or Cuban Power, that exploded in a Havana post office, on January 9, 1968. Five people were seriously injured. Since then, almost four hundred thousand people have died in terrorist attacks worldwide, on airplanes and trains, in shopping malls, schools, embassies, cinemas, apartment blocks, government offices, and businesses, according to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. The deadliest remains the 9/11 attack, sixteen years ago this week, which killed almost three thousand people—and in turn triggered a war that has become America’s longest.

I’ve covered dozens of these terrorist attacks on four continents over that half century. After the Barcelona attack and the U.S. decision to send more troops to fight the Taliban, I began to wonder how terrorism ends—or how militant groups evolve. In her landmark study of more than four hundred and fifty terrorist groups, Audrey Kurth Cronin found that the average life span of an extremist movement is about eight years. Cuban Power c

Source: Sixteen Years After 9/11, How Does Terrorism End? | The New Yorker

Take a few moments and say a silent prayer for the families that have been effected by this horrendous act.

9/11 Anniversary–2017

Today we recognize that 16 years ago a handful of whacked out turds flew planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania….the worse case of terrorism to ever hit the shores of America.

This is an op-ed written for the Washington Times……a look at what has become of the society since that fateful day…..(I do not totally agree with some of their assumptions but a pretty good piece all around)…….

The approach of an anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 always concentrates my mind. It was, astonishingly, 16 Septembers ago that a team of foreign terrorists hijacked three American passenger planes and used them as weapons of mass destruction. Can anyone forget the images of people leaping to their deaths to avoid being consumed by fire and smoke, the twin towers collapsing, the ashes rising, children struggling to come to terms with the fact that they’d never see their mothers and fathers again?

Actually, some people can. The tiki-torch Nazis and the black-shirted anarcho-communist Antifa have moved on. What excites them and, frankly, too many others, is pitting Americans against Americans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender — whatever. As though we hadn’t an enemy in the world.

Source: 9/11 anniversary shows some things remain the same – Washington Times

Take a moment to remember those that gave their lives on that day and pray for their families…..