Category Archives: Terrorism

Surely this is a form of insanity

What’s the technical term for evading reality? Whatever it is, this is the worst example I have seen: Trump talks terrorism while Europe shouts ‘Climate!’: While terrorism may top President Donald Trump’s agenda, European leaders keep pressing him on climate … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Terrorism | 25 Comments

New front in the war on terror

Posted in International, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Terrorism | 26 Comments

The left sees itself as the Rebel Alliance

Given the split decision in the comments over Rogue 1, we went along last night to have a look. And I have to say that watching the latest Star Wars was an endurance test, but it did not lack for … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Hypocrisy of progressives, Terrorism | 60 Comments

The lone wolf social media group

I mentioned some time back that ISIS would perhaps hold off its rampaging until after the American election was finally settled, which only finally occurred this week. So whether a coincidence or part of a deliberate strategy, there does seem … Continue reading

Posted in Terrorism | 187 Comments

The triumph of Chairman Mao

Celebrations are planned to honour the achievements of Mao in China after the capture of the mainland by his communist forces in 1949. Concerts are to be held in Sydney and Melbourne town halls to honour Chinese communist leader Mao … Continue reading

Posted in Economics on the left, History, Rafe, Terrorism | 6 Comments

Because terrorists have rights II

Run. Don’t look back. Save yourself. That’s what 12 hostages did on the night of the Lindt Cafe siege. And for nearly two years, I’ve been thinking they did the wrong thing. Although their actions were understandable, they probably unwillingly … Continue reading

Posted in Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 66 Comments

Because terrorists have rights …

So let’s make a list of things Man Monis wasn’t doing: he wasn’t speeding he wasn’t jay-walking he didn’t light up a cigarette in Martin Place he wasn’t trying to get into a pub after 2am he didn’t fail to … Continue reading

Posted in Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 167 Comments

The best political thriller in a long, long time

A film not to miss: Eye in the Sky. Here is the beginning of the description at Rotten Tomatoes: EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret … Continue reading

Posted in Terrorism | 20 Comments

“ISIS is not a group, it’s an ideology”

The actual war aims are straightforward. The central problem is that the smug European/Western mentality believes that what he seeks is an impossibility. Hardly any story there at the link, and the title is inane: We talked to an ex-ISIS … Continue reading

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Defending the indefensible

As Orwell said, “In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.” What brought this to mind was this passage from a story in today’s Australian: Sydney siege: one year anniversary On the first anniversary … Continue reading

Posted in Terrorism | 165 Comments