Introduction In the mainstream view, al-Qaeda did not play a role in the Syria conflict until Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dispatched his deputy, Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, to Syria in August 2011 to establish a wing of the group there, called Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front. Additionally, al-Qaeda allegedly did not carry out any military operations until December 2011 and did not announce its establishment until January 2012. However, there is evidence that al-Qaeda affiliated militants were involved in the Syrian conflict much earlier. Saudi intelligence...
They're going fast. Our friends over at Ammo.com have a great study of the increases of all their sales since late February. It's not going to last. After the Obama scare of 2012, guns and ammo were wiped out completely for months. This could be even worse. Maybe it'll all be fine and we'll all just have a lot of fun shooting it all off at the range later on. Let's hope so. But better to be safe than sorry. As Ammo Alex told me this morning, "Go, go, go! I honestly don't know how long it will last."
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 When the Right to Resist Becomes the "Duty to Submit" Anne Dekins was a loud-mouthed party girl -- or at least, that's what the arrest warrant suggested. Whatever she may have done in the past, Miss Dekins was quietly minding her own business when Officer Samuel Bray found her on [...]
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Santorum: State Murder as a "Moral Enterprise" “God did not just give us rights,” pontificated His High Holiness Rick Santorum during a January 17 campaign stop in Lexington, South Carolina. “He gave us a moral code by which to exercise them. See, that’s what Ron Paul sort of leaves out. He [...]
Sunday, January 29, 2012 The Shadow of Claude Dallas Senseless, lawless violence -- government reduced to its essence: BLM employee C.J. Ross commits a felonious assault on Nevada property rights activist Ken Greenwell, in Palomino Valley, Nevada, November 13, 2001. Greenwell had staged a peaceful protest of the BLM's theft of cattle belonging to rancher [...]
Sunday, February 5, 2012 The Pseudo-Courage of Chris Kyle Chris Kyle as a Navy SEAL sniper in Fallujah, Iraq. That kind of courage, which is conspicuous in danger and enterprise, if devoid of justice, is absolutely undeserving of the name of valor. It should rather be considered as a brutal fierceness outraging every principle of [...]
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 The Global Land Grab Retaliation: Peter Doan Van Vuon's wife examines the rubble of their demolished home. In Vietnam, Peter Doan Van Vuon, a farmer who fought back when police came to confiscate his farm, is widely regarded as a hero. His neighbors have actually considered building a statue in his [...]
Thursday, February 23, 2012 Officer Safety Uber Alles: The Coercion Cartel's Prime Directive The Minnesota state legislature is debating a measure that would amplify that state’s “Castle Doctrine” by recognizing that innocent people have no “duty to retreat” in the face of criminal aggression. This would expand existing legal protection for the defensive use of [...]
Thursday, March 1, 2012 The "Uniformed Sexual Predator Deterrence Act" Sarah Smith was driving to work when her car was sideswiped by a man on a motorcycle. Like many people in straitened financial circumstances, she had let her liability insurance lapse. To make matters worse, her driver's license had expired. So she was [...]
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 The Death-Dealing "Divinity" in the White House “I could be well moved, if I were as you But I am constant as the Northern Star, Of whose true fixed and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament. The skies are painted with unnumbered sparks; They are all fire, and [...]