Month: December 2009

Going after easy targets

TSA subpoenas, threatens two bloggers who published non-classified airline security directive On Friday, December 25, following the incident in which a Nigerian man attempted to blow up a US-bound flight, the TSA issued an urgent, non-classified security directive to thousands of contacts around the world—airlines, airports, and so on. On Saturday, December 26, airlines and […]

Some Quick Thoughts from Yon

NOTE: This post was supposed to publish on 04 November but did not, for some reason. I just found it while going through things related to the theme change. It’s still relevant, so I’m posting now. From Michael Yon’s Twitter feed: Best case scenario for Afghanistan would likely to reach the level of Nepal by […]

New Layout

MO is long overdue for a template overhaul. Unfortunately, Murdoc continues to be pressed for time, so he’s taken an intermediate step of installing an temporary upgrade. This was designed using a template builder rather than the by-hand design I’ve used previously. Who has the time for that? Anyway, I’ll probably be playing with this […]

Should Flight 253 suspect be tried in Detroit or handed over to military as enemy combatant?

Criminal or enemy combatant? The U.S. Justice Department charged [Umar Farouk] Abdulmutallab on Saturday, and many legal experts expect the case to be tried before a jury in Detroit. But some prominent political leaders have begun to question whether Abdulmutallab should be turned over to the military as an enemy combatant. Murdoc says because of […]

More Media Bias re:Religion

Today on ABC: Muslim Cleric Anwar Awlak Linked to Ft. Hood, Northwest Flight 253 Terror Attacks After several years of preaching an extreme version of Islam across mosques in the United States, the 36-year-old imam left the U.S. in 2002 following a decision that forced federal authorities to rescind a warrant issued for his arrest […]