war on terror

ISIS Finds Another Tool To Wage Terror–Our Lax Gun Laws (TWEET)

ISIS Finds Another Tool To Wage Terror–Our Lax Gun Laws (TWEET)

Earlier this month, the Iraqi government declared that it had chased the Islamic State out of its territory. But it doesn’t look like ISIS is going down quietly. That much was made clear earlier this week, when the jihadist group released a propaganda video urging its American followers to carry out attacks in its name. […]

Future Trump Adviser Caught On Tape Saying True Americans Must ‘Hate Islam’ (VIDEO)

Future Trump Adviser Caught On Tape Saying True Americans Must ‘Hate Islam’ (VIDEO)

Late last month, as part of a massive shakeup of the National Security Council, National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster cashiered a number of NSC members identified with his predecessor, Michael Flynn. Among them was a staffer who was under fire for writing a horribly xenophobic memo detailing the supposed threats Trump faces from within […]

Trump Is Giving ISIS What It Wants: More Civilian Casualties (VIDEO)

Trump Is Giving ISIS What It Wants: More Civilian Casualties (VIDEO)

Maybe when President Donald Trump boasts about “taking out ISIS,” he means on a date. Leave it to a media/real estate/reality TV celebrity: Trump is ISIS’s greatest publicist. Non-profit group Airwars, which monitors the battle against the Islamic State, reports that airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have killed more than 2,200 civilians in coalition military operations since Trump and […]

PROOF POSITIVE That The War On Women Is Not ‘All In Their Head’ (INFOGRAPHICS)

PROOF POSITIVE That The War On Women Is Not ‘All In Their Head’ (INFOGRAPHICS)

“War on women” is a phrase often used in U.S. politics. It describes Republican policies regarding access to reproductive health services, domestic violence against women, rape, and workplace discrimination against women. As a consequence, many Republican describe the idea as “phony” and “absurd:” “I have been to war, and this is not a war.” —Senator Joni […]

Moronic Trump Claims Berlin Terror Attack Is A ‘Purely Religious Threat’

Moronic Trump Claims Berlin Terror Attack Is A ‘Purely Religious Threat’

When an Algerian man drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing 12 people and injuring 48, you might think it was clearly an act of terrorism. But according to the upside-down logic of Donald Trump, such attacks are merely a “religious threat.” Taking to Twitter, Trump made two postings: The […]

John McCain: ‘I Don’t Give A Damn’ What Trump Says–We Won’t Bring Back Torture (VIDEO)

John McCain: ‘I Don’t Give A Damn’ What Trump Says–We Won’t Bring Back Torture (VIDEO)

Donald Trump (in)famously vowed that if he becomes president, this country would start using enhanced interrogation techniques once again–including waterboarding. He seemed to come to his senses before doubling down on that vow later in 2016. Well, if he tries to make good on that promise, he’s going to run into a very large roadblock–John […]

Fundie Host Bryan Fischer: Throw Terrorists’ Families Out Of The Country Too (VIDEO)

Fundie Host Bryan Fischer: Throw Terrorists’ Families Out Of The Country Too (VIDEO)

The religious right–or, at least, what passes for leadership in the religious right–has gone all in for Donald Trump. That’s been clear for a long time. But on Monday, we learned just how far some elements of that movement are going in their support. A very prominent religious right talk show host declared that if […]

WTF? Trump Worshiper Rudy Giuliani Thinks ‘Anything’s Legal’ In War (VIDEO)

WTF? Trump Worshiper Rudy Giuliani Thinks ‘Anything’s Legal’ In War (VIDEO)

Ever since he started hanging around Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani has sounded and acted more unhinged by the day–enough to make us wonder if we’re seeing the real Rudy. Well, those doubts should have been erased on Sunday morning. He claimed that virtually anything and everything is perfectly legal in wartime–no matter how disreputable it […]

CIA Chief: We ‘Absolutely’ Will Not Waterboard Again, Ever

CIA Chief: We ‘Absolutely’ Will Not Waterboard Again, Ever

As many of you know, one of the main reasons I believe that Donald Trump should have been pushed out of the race long ago is his blatant disregard for international law. Most notably, he has publicly vowed to bring back waterboarding “and a hell of a lot worse” in the name of protecting the […]

Possibility Of Trump Presidency Is Ranked As Top 10 Global Risk

Any fair-minded person in this country should be frightened to death at the prospect of Donald Trump succeeding in his bid to buy the presidency. Well, a lot of people outside this country are scared as well. A prominent UK-based global economic research firm recently ranked a potential Trump presidency as one of the top […]

Pretend Tough Guy Trump Declares: ‘We Have To Beat The Savages’

Pretend Tough Guy Trump Declares: ‘We Have To Beat The Savages’

So in the course of less than a week, Donald Trump has been on all over the place on the issue of using torture against terrorist suspects. At the debate in Detroit, he was asked what if the military refused an order to torture someone, to which he replied: “They won’t refuse. They’re not going […]

Donald Trump Is For Torture After He Was Against It After He Was For It (WITH VIDEO)

Donald Trump Is For Torture After He Was Against It After He Was For It (WITH VIDEO)

Just when it seemed that Donald Trump had an attack of morality and realized that torture is a baaaaad idea, he declared that if he became president, terrorists should not only expect to get waterboarded–but much worse. At Thursday night’s debate, Trump doubled down on his earlier vow to bring back waterboarding and “a hell of a […]

BREAKING: President Obama Details Plan To Close Guantanamo Detention Center

BREAKING: President Obama Details Plan To Close Guantanamo Detention Center

President Obama announced this morning that he will immediately send a plan to Congress detailing the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention center which has been used to house terrorist suspects since the attacks of September 11, 2001. Speaking from the Roosevelt Room at the White House, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary […]

Fox News Host Has Solution To Gitmo Detainee Problem: ‘Just Kill Them All’

Fox News Host Has Solution To Gitmo Detainee Problem: ‘Just Kill Them All’

We’ve learned not to expect much from Fox News Channel. But every once in a while, a host on the fair and balanced network says something that crosses the line from garden-variety wingnuttery into a total lack of decency or humanity. Well, one of those instances happened on Friday. A host on “The Five” had an outrageous proposal […]

How Quickly They Forget: Here Are 10 Times Conservatives Said It Was Unpatriotic To Criticize POTUS

How Quickly They Forget: Here Are 10 Times Conservatives Said It Was Unpatriotic To Criticize POTUS

It seems more than bit odd when you look at the GOP and other assorted right wingers as they heap their criticisms onto President Obama for his alleged lack of adequate action in the war against ISIS. Because when their golden boy George W. Bush was in the White House and progressives criticized the way […]

Anonymous Has Shredded 5,500 Of ISIS’ Twitter Accounts (And Counting)

Anonymous Has Shredded 5,500 Of ISIS’ Twitter Accounts (And Counting)

Only two business days after declaring war on the Islamic State for its role in Friday’s massacre in Paris, Anonymous is already working to get justice for the victims. The hacktivist collective has focused its efforts on degrading ISIS’ presence on Twitter, one of the terror network’s main recruitment tools. As of Wednesday night, that […]

U.N. Accuses U.S. Of Potential War Crime

U.N. Accuses U.S. Of Potential War Crime

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Human Rights Chief for the United Nations, has called a suspected U.S.-led hospital bombing “inexcusable,” and stated it may be considered a war crime if the bombing was deliberate. “This event is utterly tragic, inexcusable, and possibly even criminal,” Zeid said. The incident occurred in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the site […]

Terrorism: An Ever-Evolving Virus, Deadlier Than Ever

Terrorism: An Ever-Evolving Virus, Deadlier Than Ever

The face of terrorism has changed in the 13 years following the 9/11 attacks. Much like a mutant virus, terrorism evolves to counter factors that threaten it. These changes are distinct, and can be divided into three categories: changes in organization, changes in recruitment and operations, and changes in the nature and scope of attacks. […]