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Mar 2, 2012 0 Comments

New Guantanamo soccer field shows Obama’s priorities in action Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: J.D. GORDON

With up to $1 trillion in defense spending cuts planned over the next decade, the Obama administration has curiously managed to spend $750,000 in taxpayer funds on a year-long construction project for a detainee soccer field at Gitmo.

Though it’s a tough choice to say who deserves more blame for such apparent waste, fraud and abuse, the genius who thought up the soccer field in the first place, or the contractor fleecing Uncle Sam for a small dirt field surrounded by a green fence, one thing is certain – this episode shows President Obama’s priorities in action.

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Feb 18, 2012 0 Comments

Iran’s Informal Ambassadors to Latin America Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: JOSEPH HUMIRE

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in India and Georgia, the Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has pointed the finger at Iran. This marks the second time in two months that Israeli officials have publicly alluded to the fact that Iran is engaging in terrorist activity on foreign soil.

Late last year, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said that Iran is developing a “terrorist infrastructure in Latin America that lies dormant for a time and at any moment can attack U.S. interests or the United States,” as well as “Israelis or Jews or any other country that opposes their political posture.”

This raises the question—is Latin America vulnerable to the next Iranian orchestrated terrorist attack?  … Continue Reading »

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Jan 30, 2012 0 Comments

Obama’s Deadly New PR Firm Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: J.D. GORDON

The dramatic rescue of an American aid worker and her Danish colleague in Somalia by Navy commandos was a terrific encore to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan nine months ago. However, all the White House-driven publicity for both events has helped turn the once-secret SEAL Team 6 into a household term, with likely negative consequences.

Although SEAL Team 6 and its official successor, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, have been around since the 1980s, their missions always were kept secret to shield their members’ identities and protect operational security.

Every president since the team’s founding has deployed this “elite of the elites” unit, created as one remedy to fix the hollowed-out military under President Carter – specifically to prevent more incidents like the botched hostage rescue attempt of hostages from the U.S. Embassy in Iran. Its ranks are made of highly specialized and seasoned professionals, traditionally handpicked from existing SEAL teams.

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