From Allahpundit His earlier conversation with the Daily Caller about a potential candidacy was more coy, which made me believe he was just teasing a bit, but this time he owns right up to considering a campaign.
Maybe the response to the previous trial balloon was so enthusiastic that he figured it's worth floating a bigger one? I'm curious to see what he does next. Video at link
I would prefer to see Bolton as the Secretary of State. If anyone could purge Foggy Bottom it is him.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man ||
09/10/2010 20:08 Comments ||
I'm under the impression that Mr. Bolton has never run for office. If he does not have political experience, he will be eaten alive by the real thing. Let him go in as Secretary of State or something that he's actually qualified to do... unless his purpose is only to keep the subject of the War on Terror at the forefront of the campaign, and he is willing to sacrifice his health and happiness for two years to accomplish that.
On the eve of Sept. 11, Fox News has learned the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has attempted to block a book about the tipping point in Afghanistan and a controversial pre-9/11 data mining project called "Able Danger."
In a letter obtained by Fox News, the DIA says national security could be breached if "Operation Dark Heart" is published in its current form. The agency also attempted to block key portions of the book that claim "Able Danger" successfully identified hijacker Mohammed Atta as a threat to the United States before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Specifically, the DIA wanted references to a meeting between Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, the book's author, and the executive director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow, removed. In that meeting, which took place in Afghanistan, Shaffer alleges the commission was told about "Able Danger" and the identification of Atta before the attacks. No mention of this was made in the final 9/11 report.
In a highly unusual move, the DIA is now negotiating with the publisher, St. Martin's Press, to buy all 10,000 copies of the first printing of the book to keep it off shelves -- even after the U.S. Army had cleared the book for release.
Atta was the alleged ringleader of the Sept. 11 hijackers and piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center.
Shaffer spoke to Fox News before he was asked by the military not to discuss the book. He confirmed efforts to block the book and other details.
The documents and exclusive interviews, including an Army data collector on the Able Danger Project, are part of an ongoing investigation by the documentary unit "Fox News Reporting" which uncovered new details about American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and efforts by the FBI to track and recruit him for intelligence purposes after 9/11.
Saw Shaffer interviewed on Fox this a.m. It was an intriguing interview. It's not like data-mining techniques are so esoteric that it would prevent the book from being released. Perhaps there are names and contacts turned up by the techniques that need to be protected. It's not like OBL had not been identified as a threat. There were several attempts to take him out prior to 9/11. As I recall there were warnings about mid-easterners taking flying lessons in the southwest (maybe Florida) prior to 9/11. Just didn't seem to raise alarms. Maybe the world was too busy with news of WJC and Monica.
* BHARAT RAKSHAK > [Book Review] THE COMING "GENERATIONAL STORM": WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AMERICA'S ECONMIC FUTURE.
* SAME > NYT OpEd Columnist THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN > [USA]SUPERBROKE, SUPERFRUGAL, SUPERPOWER?
IIUC, POST-COLD WAR "HAVES-VERSUS-HAVE-MORES" to evol into "HAVE-LESS-VERSUS-HAVE-MUCH-LESS/NOTHINGS???
D *** NG IT, AMERICA = AMERIKA, OWG MIGHTY USSA = OWG WEAK USRoA SSR, SUPPORT YOUR OWG WENDY'S "VERY NICE" GLOBAL TV COMMERCIALS - OUR SACRED AMERIKAN NATIONAL, GLOBAL FASCISM-FOR-COMMUNISM DEMANDS NO LESS!
And this is news because??? Islamic persecution of every religion (including Muslims) gets little coverage in the West.
How about http:// www. thereligionofpeace. com/ or how about the voice of the martyrs?
At the very least, here in the west we must give them credit for equal opportunity persecution.
Posted by: Martini ||
09/10/2010 3:44 Comments ||
Well, neither does Christianity or Judaism for that matter. How many people are murdered and their churches burned that doesn't get reported? I get glimpses of it. The Middle East likes to hide its crimes against humanity to perpetuate its PCness. It's Islam, of course Hindus are persecuted. They're not part Islam.
See also ISRAELI MIL FORUM > HINDU AND CHRISTIAN VILLAGES INTENTIONALLY FLOODED.
* Also from SAME > [MEMRI.org] SAID AL-DIN IBRAHIM: THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD - A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE EGYPTIAN REGIME.
AUTHOR argues that...
* Egyptian people are "REBELLING", BUT ARE NOT "PROFESSIONAL REBELS" [i.e. are True Believers in what they are fighting for or oppos].
* POTUS OBAMA tends to treats ANTI-DEMOCRATIC, ANTI-PEACE = PRO-WAR/CONFLICT DESPOTIC REGIMES LIGHTLY OR FONDLY,NOT realizing that these Regimes are only manipulating him + ultimately intend neither Democracy nor Peace, etc. irregardless od any Bilater Agreements wid his US Admin???
* The "MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD GENERAL GUIDE" IDEO OR PREMISORILY CLOSER TO IRANIAN = ISLAMO-IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY RADICALISM that overthrew the Shah back in 1979, + rules ISLAMIST IRAN today under IRAN SUPREME CLERIC-LEADER AYATOLLAH KHAMEINI.
IIUC, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD = DESIRE FOR ]post-MUBARAK] EGYPT TO BECOME ANOTHER ANTI-SECULAR "ISLAMIST IRAN".
* ALso from MEMRI > ANALYSIS: POSSIBLE [rapid] ACCELERATION OF ARAB-MUSLIM WORLD'S NUCLEARIZATION DUE TO POTUS OBAMA'S GLOBAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT POLICY, espec by Muslim Govts-States whom believe are threatened by BOTH ISRAEL + IRAN.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.