“Adm. John Richardson, U.S. Navy chief of operations, told reporters that the collision is ‘obviously an extremely serious incident, and is the second such incident in a very short period of time, inside of three months, and, you know, very similar as well, and is the [latest] of a series of incidents in the Pacific Fleet in particular. And that gives great cause for concern that there is something out there that we’re not getting at.'”
No kidding, Sherlock. Second destroyer hit by a tanker, this time in broad daylight, in three months. Following a cruiser collision earlier this year with a fishing boat and a cruiser grounding in Tokyo Bay. Why all in the Pacific?
UPDATE: Seventh Fleet c.o. gets the boot. Well, that’s a start.
Breitbart eviscerates the WaPo’s pretend Jefferson Iftar dinner at the White House in 1805.
“To claim that the very first president to authorize war against Muslims would have hosted a dinner to honor Islam is an absurdity of the first order.”
It’s an absurdity started by—who else?—Bronc0 Bama, the childhood Muslim his own self.
“Churchill’s famous speech of British defiance against her foes was delivered on June 4, 1940: ‘We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender[.]’
“77 years later, his countrymen are being told to flee, cower, and call for Mummy. Shame.”
Fighting back is much more appropriate, and generally more effective.
Comment by Ish at Instapundit.
We could make an industry out of these silent vigils as the Manchester massacres increase. Or we could get our shit together, if only among ourselves and our tribes.
“If we are to prevent a new medievalism finding the right balance between an open society and maintaining loyalty and allegiance is necessary. It is a difficult task under any circumstances. But rarely has anyone failed more dismally at it than the leaders of our multi-culti world. By stigmatizing calls for reasonable loyalty as bigotry they have climbed out on a limb and sawed themselves off; by their dogmatic insistence on mindless inclusion they’ve foreclosed all attempts to bring things back to even keel. They have reduced themselves to the level of hapless bystanders, unable to either prevent or explain an onslaught they themselves — were they honest enough to admit it — should have foreseen.”
So while they cower behind their paid security, we need to get concealed carry licenses, factor in range time to our busy schedules and budgets and be ready to act.
Via Richard Fernandez
Now that the dust has settled from the Syria strike and the usual suspects have had their say—among them Rand Paul that Trump’s order was as unconstitutional as LBJ’s dragging us into Vietnam and war-monger John McCain just as pleased as punch—I have to say I was surprised and saddened.
First off I’ve never understood why chemical weapons are supposed to be more heinous than high explosive or automatic rifles and machine guns. But given that they are seen that way, Trump’s comment about children dying horribly from poisonous gas couldn’t have been more disingenuous.
Does he not know that there were families at that air base he bombed? Families of the techs who labored there and undoubtedly some with children? Why is blowing them up less horrible that what Assad allegedly did? And how does this further American First? As Paul said Syria didn’t attack us.
Regrettably, Trump seems to be headed down the path that Bush 2 and Obama took, in stirring up the hornets nest of the Middle East, and getting more American soldiers killed—for the sake of what? Realpolitik? What a shame.
UPDATE: The ZMan opines: “The United States has no interest in Syria. There are no good guys to back. There’s no ‘solution’ to what ails that part of the world, short of another flood. Syria is a mess because it is full of Syrians. The only sane policy is to make sure it remains full of Syrians. Let them kill each other there, not in Paris or Portland.” And hopes the Tumpet doesn’t get to like being President of the World. God help us.