Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Foreign Policy In A War Zone Is Not A Soap Opera


Episode Number Six On “To Surge Or Not To Surge”

Not The Time, Place or Situation For A Soap Opera


On Monday, for the sixth time, the President met in the White House Situation Room to discuss whether or not to agree to the addition of troops requested by General McCrystal. General McCrystal, at the time of the request, painted a dire picture of how things would develop if the troops were not provided.  He also said that speed in the decision making process was critical. The word being provided is that the meeting Monday should not be construed to mean that a decision is imminent. The President wants to get it right and not fast. 


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Monday, October 26, 2009

All The News Considered Fit To Dispense


According To The White House That Is



What does it take to be considered a viable news outlet by the Obama administration? Put another way, what type of news delivery is considered to be welcome and what type is considered persona non grata in the White House press room? In the new way of doing business in Washington, to be welcome there is only one way to both gather and dispense the news; with blinders on the eyes, a government issue mouthpiece and/or muzzle, earplugs and a closed mind....

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

That Special Something For The Holidays


For That Hard To Buy A Gift For Friend Or Special Someone

What do you get for that friend or relative on you holiday list who already has everything? How about for the office party? Here is the perfect solution! It has been around for as long as I can remember, most don't have one, but who wouldn't want one of these?
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Iran Ratchets Up The Games In Vienna

Who Is Offering The Carrot and Who is Holding the Stick

Hard To Tell

The United States, along with our other negotiating partners, are in Vienna trying to cajole Iran to realize the errors of its nuclear ways. They are of course running up against a scenario that was more than predictable. President Obama has spent a good deal of political capital on his desire to utilize diplomacy as the weapon of choice against Iran. However, as discussed here ad nauseum, diplomacy requires two sides willing to work out a solution. Obama's number two option, sanctions, have as a stumbling block the fact that Russia and China have clearly indicated that they do not favor this choice.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Note: Noble versus Nobel

The recent Nobel Prize to President Obama is fading from the news, but this morning I just wanted to clarify what the definition of is, is.


No Awards Given For What Might Be

For all of the children and young adults who have witnessed the recent travesty called the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Obama, I wanted to provide a small dose of reality.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Political Correctness Gone Wild

From The Political Commentator At What Point In Time To We Stop Apologizing For Being American?
In one sense, this argument does not rise to the level of other issues plaguing the Country today whether it be national security or domestic issues such as the economy or healthcare debate. On the other hand, when Americans are asked to deny their pride or repress their feelings of country for fear of offending someone who may not agree, where does it all end.


Does it end with the ban of holiday displays or by having multiple official languages? When is the line in the sand drawn where people say enough? I believe that we are getting extremely close, ACLU be damned.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Joe Biden, Your Source For Intelligence?


When Joe Biden becomes the administrations source for intelligent (intelligence) analysis, what does that say about the other players that are involved? The idea behind a presidents War Room is for him to get the down and dirty, nitty gritty truth about a crisis, consolidate it and make a decision. Those present are supposed to be some of the top minds that the country has to offer in different areas of expertise, having been chosen by the president for the quality of their thoughts and willingness to relate them. They are to relate honest opinion and strategy regardless of the anger they may incurr from the chief executive. They are there to do whatever it takes to protect and secure the American people and not their own hides. Period the end.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

North Korea, Red-Headed Stepchild

North Korea Wants A Little Attention Too


Iran is all about the nukes. Do they have them? What is their intention with them? Will they stop developing them? Will our "allies" support action against them? Diplomacy, sanctions or force? Will China go along with any of them? Will Israel be forced to take the nuclear installations out unilaterally? You get the idea. United Nations, IAEA and the Geneva Conference, it is all Iran all the time.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Is The NYPD Racial Profiling?


Is The NYPD Racial Profiling?

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A Terror Cell Is Uncovered In Queens

Najibullah Zazi is arrested along with his father and another man, charged with plotting a terrorist act against our country. Raids on apartments found the bomb making material, and information found on a computer showed the blueprint for making the bombs. Nazi Khan, whose apartment Zazi stayed at says that he can't find work. Leaders of the Muslim community say that they haven't been this scared since after 9/11.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

New York's War On Terror Over?

The Feds Seem To Think So


 
New York has plans to build a system designed to prevent a dirty bomb attack. Given the recent arrest of Najibullah Zazi, this would seem to be a high priority as the war on terror is alive and well and New York City is at the center.
 
Apparently in the porkfest that is Washington, the federal government is of the opinion that funding for this type of system is only half necessary, or potentially not necessary at all. 

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

NY Homeland Security Examiner: Homeland Security: Decision By Omission or Commission

From The Political Commentator


The McCrystal Plan, The Biden Plan Or No Plan

Tick...Tick...Tick...

(JournalStar.com) "...The president "wants to be thoughtful, not rash," Axelrod told an audience at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

"Decisions will be (based) on facts, not instincts," he said, and will come after Obama has considered both civilian and military advice.

"We all ought to be grateful the president is taking the time to be thoughtful," Axelrod suggested..."

The country appreciates the fact that President Obama, newly minted Nobel Peace Prize recipient wants to be careful when making this crititcal decision. The problem, however, is twofold, one domestic and one international. The first is that a commander in chief needs to at least project the impression of being able to pull the trigger on policy. For the troops that he commands as well the country he leads, he needs to be considered a decision maker and not a consensus builder. For the international community, he needs to project an image of stregth, not weakness, or our enemies will take full advantage by pushing the envelope with little fear of any response.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

NY Homeland Security Examiner: Iran steps up it's rhetoric against Israel

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So says Mojtaba Zolnour who is a top official in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. With the recent Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Obama, he will hopefully forget his press clippings and seeming self adulation and keep his eye on the prize.  ... Read more »


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NY Homeland Security Examiner: Does The Public Favor Nuclear Iran?

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No! So What Are They Willing To Do About It? The Democrat leadership led by Nancy Pelosi and the far left would lead you to believe that the American public has no stomach for conflict when it comes to protecting our national security, and that... Read more »

Inauguration Day: January 20th, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Nominations Due: February 3, 2009 Nobel Committee "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better... Read more »


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Thursday, October 8, 2009

NY Homeland Security Examiner: Anonymity and Hatred

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  First, This On The Homeland Security Front More signs out of Washington that the President does not, or will not, understand the dangers of the global war on terror, aka overseas contingency operations.   (Weekly Standard)  Cantor:... Read more »


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Michael Haltman writes The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, and has been picked up by national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times and Houston Chronicle. His articles focus on national security and the war on terror with New York at its epicenter. Knowing that Americans have short memories and our enemy's great patience, he hopes that his articles will help keep us vigilant and aware. Michael welcomes any questions or comments at exetertraining@aol.com.


 
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

NY Homeland Security Examiner: General McCrystal Muzzled

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If The President Can’t Speak To The General, No One Can!   “Ideally, it’s better for military advice to come up through the chain of command”, Jim Jones, National Security Advisor     Is The Chain Of Command... Read more »


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Michael Haltman writes The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, and has been picked up by national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times and Houston Chronicle. His articles focus on national security and the war on terror with New York at its epicenter. Knowing that Americans have short memories and our enemy's great patience, he hopes that his articles will help keep us vigilant and aware. Michael welcomes any questions or comments at exetertraining@aol.com.


 
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Monday, October 5, 2009

NY Homeland Security Examiner: New Al-Qaeda Threat To Our National Security Out Of Africa

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al-Shabaab Associates Itself With Al-Qaeda   Originally formed to fight the Somali government, al-Shabaab, according to FBI Director Robert Mueller, may be looking to expand its' base of operations to include the United States. The concern involves... Read more »


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Michael Haltman writes The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, and has been picked up by national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times and Houston Chronicle. His articles focus on national security and the war on terror with New York at its epicenter. Knowing that Americans have short memories and our enemy's great patience, he hopes that his articles will help keep us vigilant and aware. Michael welcomes any questions or comments at exetertraining@aol.com.


 
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

NY Homeland Security Examiner: The price of appeasement. Remember Hitler?

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If we learned anything from World War II, it was that appeasing a madman is merely an opportunity for the madman to accomplish his goals. France and Britain did their level best to give Hitler what he wanted in order to avoid war. The result: Hitler... Read more »


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Michael Haltman writes The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, and has been picked up by national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times and Houston Chronicle. His articles focus on national security and the war on terror with New York at its epicenter. Knowing that Americans have short memories and our enemy's great patience, he hopes that his articles will help keep us vigilant and aware. Michael welcomes any questions or comments at exetertraining@aol.com.


 
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NY Homeland Security Examiner: When France can question our resolve and courage, Watch Out!

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  Nicolas Sarkozy Has Something To Say   As discussed previously (What Do Obama And Richie Cunnungham Have In Common?), President Obama has to date conducted his presidency with one of the goals to be the polar opposite of the Bush administration.... Read more »


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Michael Haltman writes The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, and has been picked up by national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times and Houston Chronicle. His articles focus on national security and the war on terror with New York at its epicenter. Knowing that Americans have short memories and our enemy's great patience, he hopes that his articles will help keep us vigilant and aware. Michael welcomes any questions or comments at exetertraining@aol.com.


 
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Friday, October 2, 2009

NY Homeland Security Examiner: General McCrystal 25, Copenhagen 0

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  President Obama Goes And Comes Back Empty Handed The City of Chicago went to Copenhagen and pitched the olympics with the help of some high powered assistants, and came up empty handed. No big deal.   The bigger deal is that prior to... Read more »


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Michael Haltman writes The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, and has been picked up by national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times and Houston Chronicle. His articles focus on national security and the war on terror with New York at its epicenter. Knowing that Americans have short memories and our enemy's great patience, he hopes that his articles will help keep us vigilant and aware. Michael welcomes any questions or comments at exetertraining@aol.com.


 
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

NY Homeland Security Examiner: The anal explosive: if it wasn't so "terrorfying", it might be funny

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For The Most Part Undetectable, A New Weapon For The Bad Guys   Terrorists blowing themselves up for the purpose of killing and maiming innocent women and children is nothing new. They will indiscriminately take life, supposedly in the name of...(Visit to view a video clip of the story) Read more »


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Michael Haltman writes The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, and has been picked up by national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times and Houston Chronicle. His articles focus on national security and the war on terror with New York at its epicenter. Knowing that Americans have short memories and our enemy's great patience, he hopes that his articles will help keep us vigilant and aware. Michael welcomes any questions or comments at exetertraining@aol.com.


 
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NY Homeland Security Examiner: Politicians making military decisions is not a good combination

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Meeting Of The Afghanistan "War Council"   The White House "war council" met over the phone with General McCrystal, Commander on the ground in Afghanistan yesterday, to discuss the plan going forward there. The General is... Read more »


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Michael Haltman writes The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, and has been picked up by national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times and Houston Chronicle. His articles focus on national security and the war on terror with New York at its epicenter. Knowing that Americans have short memories and our enemy's great patience, he hopes that his articles will help keep us vigilant and aware. Michael welcomes any questions or comments at exetertraining@aol.com.


 
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NY Homeland Security Examiner: Chinese May Be The Wild Card In The Iranian Nukes Crisis

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Remember The Odd Couple Episode: The Hustler Sure Shot Wilson with a hacking smokers cough: Does my answer matter? Felix Unger: Your life may depend on it! The answers out of Geneva starting today seem to carry some of the same weight. The World... Read more »


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Michael Haltman writes The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, and has been picked up by national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times and Houston Chronicle. His articles focus on national security and the war on terror with New York at its epicenter. Knowing that Americans have short memories and our enemy's great patience, he hopes that his articles will help keep us vigilant and aware. Michael welcomes any questions or comments at exetertraining@aol.com.


 
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