After the Confederates, Who’s Next?

On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman’s troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah.

Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois.

By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia’s capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And “Uncle Billy” Sherman was a liberator.

Under President Grant, Sherman took command of the Union army and ordered Gen. Philip Sheridan, who had burned the Shenandoah Valley to starve Virginia into submission, to corral the Plains Indians on reservations.

It is in dispute as to whether Sheridan said, “The only good Indian is a dead Indian.” There is no dispute as to the contempt Sheridan had for the Indians, killing their buffalo to deprive them of food.

Today, great statues stand in the nation’s capital, along with a Sherman and a Sheridan circle, to honor these most ruthless of generals in that bloodiest of wars that cost 620,000 American lives.

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Manchester Can Thank Obama and Clinton for Making Libya A Terrorist Haven

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The latest news indicates that the British-born citizen of Libyan extraction who committed terrorist bombing in Manchester this week had ties to Islamists in his parent’s home country.

Now you remember who is responsible for the situation in Libya, don’t you?

From the Washington Post:

In Libya, meanwhile, an official said counterterrorism authorities have arrested at least two members of the family of the bomber, Salman Abedi, including a younger brother suspected of planning an attack in Libya’s main city, Tripoli.

Ahmed Dagdoug, spokesman for Libya’s counterterrorism Reda Force, said Hashem Abedi was arrested Tuesday and is suspected of “planning to stage an attack in Tripoli.” Abedi’s father, Ramadan, was arrested Wednesday.

Dagdoug said Hashem was also in frequent contact with his brother Salman in Manchester and was aware of the plans to attack the concert.

It was unclear whether Abedi’s family were a key part of the network planning the Manchester attack, but authorities were increasingly exploring the emerging connections between Britain and Libya.

Muammar Qaddafi was a brutal dictator. But at the moment in 2011 when Barack Obama and his incompetent Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, decided to remove him from power, he wasn’t bothering the United States. In fact, he was acting pretty friendly and had given up his nuclear weapons program, and he was obviously keeping a lid on Islamic extremism within his own country.

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President Trump, of course, is getting attacked for being too friendly with Middle East satraps and failing to fully harangue them about their human rights records. But Trump has the right idea. This is a barbaric corner of the world, and only nasty operators can keep the savagery at bay and from becoming organized in a way that it comes to get us.


Actually, no, candlelight vigils aren’t the answer.

Neither is diversity.

The answer is we have to kill them. We have to shatter their organization, chase them to the ends of the earth, and take them out of the game.

Or it will be our little girls next.

Last night, watching the network news, the serious-voiced man spoke as the camera panned over an impromptu memorial service in Manchester. He talked about how moving it was to see people come together, how diverse this almost totally white crowd was, and how events like this bring out the best in us.

Like hell.

Events like this should bring out the beast in us.

Somebody, fueled by a cult of hatred, waded a bomb into a crowd at a little-girl concert and pushed the button.

Parts of people flew all over.

It was a savage butchery, a throwback to a time when humans weren’t quite human, and some goat-humping bastard killed two dozen and wounded three score more.

At a little-girl concert.

At this point, something more than a “Keep calm – and carry on” t-shirt is called for.

At this point, we ought to think less about unity vigils and more about the sword-swinging display Donald Trump and the leaders of the civilized Muslim nations engaged in earlier in the week. It’s not Muslim versus non-Muslim, Trump said, it’s good versus evil. And across a broad spectrum of Koran-quoting nations there was agreement and commitment – agreement and commitment to root terrorism out and kill it.

A mad dog is a mad dog, and whether it’s my dog or your dog, it needs to be put down.

It’s time to refocus the war on terrorism and make it results oriented. And here are the results we want: They’re dead, and we’re not.

We need to buckle down, online and on the ground. We need to crash their cyber game, and where we lack the capability to do so, we must develop the capability. The jihadi online effort is their command and control for a worldwide network of losers and haters, and we need to take it away from them.

You jam an enemy’s radio transmissions, and you make his online murder magazine go dark.

And fellow travelers who bitch about free speech get complimentary Ariana Grande tickets.

When disaffected losers in the shadows of the world’s democracies get their inspiration, instruction and marching orders via social media, you have to make that stop. And soon.

And on the ground, we have to kill them.

If the flavor of the month is the Islamic State, we need to make killing Islamic State our tactical and strategic priority. If the belief is that the Islamic State, seeing itself weaken as a territory-holding military force, will send its jihadis back to the European and American suburbs from whence they sprung, to engage in terrorism, then we need to kill them before they get there. As we flush them out of the last few rat holes they hold in Syria and Iraq, let us not only retake territory, but let us kill them down. Give no quarter. Prevent their escape. Deplete the enemy.

Whenever the jihadis give us the opportunity to fight them with our military on a foreign battlefield – instead of against our civilians in our homelands – then we should do so with great vigor. No holds barred. The rules of engagement are: You die and we live.

The partnership stuck up this week between the American president and the everybody-but-Iran club is fundamentally a fighting brotherhood. Trump said little Muslim kids should be able to grow up without either fear or hatred, and the Muslim leaders applauded. Between us, with their religious leadership and our pooled military might, people can either learn how to be a good Muslim or a dead terrorist.

This process began about the 20th of January, with an intensification of American ground and air action against the Islamic State and other collections of self-pleasuring losers. The American military is already in this fight. Now the American people needs to be, too.

And the world needs to be clear about our intentions and objectives: We’re going to kill the people who engage in, organize, support and fund terrorism. And we’re going to err on the side of you’re dead and we’re not.

Democratic Aide Suspected Of Major Security Breach Under Government Protection In Pakistan

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by Luke Rosiak


A criminal suspect in an investigation into a major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network has abruptly left the country and gone to Pakistan, where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection, a relative and others told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal were highly paid shared IT administrators working for multiple House Democrats until their access to congressional IT systems was terminated Feb. 2 as a result of the investigation. Capitol Police confirmed the investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been reported in the case.

The Awans are “accused of stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network,” according to Politico. Many of the Democrats who employed the Awans are members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. (A list of potentially compromised members is listed below.)

Their positions gave them access to members’ emails and confidential files. In addition, Imran was given the password for an iPad used by then-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat. The five came to the U.S. from Pakistan.

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Trump’s Test for Sharia-Supremacism

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Yesterday, Donald Trump bet his presidency -and perhaps the future national security of the United Sates -on what bookies would have to call a long-shot: the prospect that Sunni Muslim nations, led by Saudi Arabia, will help root out and defeat Sharia-supremacism.

The President called on them to “DRIVE OUT” “Islamic extremists” whose “ideology” teaches them to kill and dominate. His audience understood that ideology is Sharia, thought, and that they would risk death as apostates for opposing it.

The President, nonetheless, established a test: Join in removing extremists from their mosques communities, holy land and out of the earth -or else. It follows that the Saudis, Turks and others must do the same in the mosques and communities they have established here, as well.

If President Trump’s bet doesn’t work out, he must not hesitate to hold Muslim leaders accountable.

Alabama lawmakers approve sweeping protections for Confederate monuments

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By Rick Moran

The war over Confederate civil war monuments took an interesting turn when the Alabama legislature passed a law protecting the monuments from destruction or removal.

Meanwhile, the city of New Orleans completed the removal of a statue depicting Confederate General Robert E. Lee – still considered by many historians to be one of the greatest generals in American history.

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