Tweet Niall Ferguson, whose book Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power was an excellent primer about the virtues of the British Empire (a tough argument in an anti-imperialist age), has written a rave review about Philip Bobbit’s newest book, Terror and Consent : The Wars [...]
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Tweet I will never again complain about having to throw away my unfinished drink before going through airport security: A gang of alleged British Muslim fanatics plotted to cause “carnage on an almost unprecedented scale” with simultaneous suicide bombings on up to 18 transatlantic airliners, a court has heard. Bombs made from hydrogen peroxide liquid [...]
Tweet These are happy Palestinians: You can see more wildly happy Palestinians here. This is why they are having a celebratory party, complete with drums, bagpipes, guns and babies: You can see more examples of the images and facts that give the Palestinians their jollies here and here. Do you still get the honorific of [...]
Tweet I noted a couple of posts ago that the UN, predictably, is up in arms about the fact that Israel finally took action against the militants firing rockets at civilians. I’m sure, though, that the UN will greet with mind-numbing silence the fact that terrorists invaded a school in Jerusalem and killed seven (with [...]
Tweet I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for England. I adore British history, especially because I’ve always admired its trajectory towards true enlightenment. It had all the bad qualities of other European nations — serfs, Crusades, slavery, inhumane work conditions, etc. — but it always seemed to shake them off sooner than [...]
Tweet I would like to be upset with what the British judge did, but I think he’s right: The country’s top judge has dealt a significant blow to a key plank of the Government’s anti-terrorism legislation after he overturned the convictions of five Muslim men jailed last year for downloading and sharing extremist terror-related material. [...]
Tweet Here’s the Wall Street Journal on yesterday’s overwhelming bipartisan vote to protect from lawsuits telecommunications companies that, in good faith, cooperated with the government to help apprehend terrorists: Now and then sanity prevails, even in Washington. So it did yesterday as the Senate passed a warrantless wiretap bill for overseas terrorists while killing most [...]