Richard Clarke says the bureau just wants to set a precedent in its pursuit of Apple.
Some degree of blame for the 9/11 attacks must be added to that list of catastrophic blunders known as the George W. Bush administration. That list already includes some degree of blame for the culminating disaster of his presidency, the 2008 global financial collapse.
The fact remains that if we didn't see enemy soldiers as "murdering terrorists" lacking the human emotions and rights of our own troops, and enemy civilians as "collateral damage" whose deaths are automatically the fault of all who resist us, then there couldn't be a drone program.
"We are going to have to make a choice," he said. "If we want to eliminate this ISIS we are going to have to deal with people
"I think things that they authorized probably fall within the area of war crimes. Whether that would be productive or not
Former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke said that former president George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
“[Russians] can’t strike back … [with] economic sanctions that would have the same kind of effect. What they can do … is
If WWI was sparked by the "shot heard round the world," and the Nazi war machine rumbling into Poland ignited WWII, the start of the next global conflagration will likely be as quiet as a click of a mouse.
The Democrats in Congress in 2001 stuck to the best American tradition--when tragedy strikes do not attack the other party. Congressman Issa and his friends have ignored that tradition, and are trying to turn Ambassador Stevens' death into an election talking point.
How will you know when the "cyber Pearl Harbor" has occurred? When the lights and heat in your home go off. When you can't make a phone call. When no ATM works. When your flight cannot land.