Daily Archives: April 11, 2009

A Powerful New Way To Fix The World’s Problems!

According to the American left: Base foreign policy on a video game. No, really. I don’t know how many of you have played the game “Sid Meier’s ‘Pirates!’”-either the old computer game or the newer XBox version-but for a while … Continue reading

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The Second Carter Administration

Maybe Barack Obama will surprise me. Maybe he will order the military to rescue a hero. (And make no mistake, Captain Richard Phillips is a hero.) Or maybe Obama will try to lawyer the pirates into submission. Negotiations over the … Continue reading

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Somali Pirates Fire On US Navy

Via CNN: Pirates off the eastern coast of Africa fired on U.S. sailors Saturday as they tried to reach the lifeboat where an American captain is being held, a U.S. official familiar with the situation told CNN. The gunfire forced … Continue reading

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Latrunculi

Mackubin Thomas Owens on “the common enemies of mankind” as the Romans named them: Second, the various new substitutes for “unlawful enemy combatant” abolish an important distinction in traditional international law. As the eminent military historian Sir Michael Howard argued … Continue reading

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Walking The Plank

Mark Steyn on the Somali pirates and the “distraction” they are to Barack Obama: The Reuters headline put it this way: “Pirates Pose Annoying Distraction For Obama.” So many distractions, aren’t there? Only a week ago, the North Korean missile … Continue reading

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