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International Concerns and News


British Gun Control – One Shot, Six Kills

A British sniper killed six enemy combatants in Afghanistan with a single shot when he hit the trigger switch of a suicide bomber, causing the device to explode. via British sniper kills 6 Taliban soldiers with 1 bullet | Fox News Andrew’s Note:  One shot, six kills…now that’s gun...

19th Century Rules – Today’s Quote

You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text, It is serious in terms of sort of the modern manner with which nations are going to resolve problems… President Obama wants to emphasize to the Russians that there are a...

The 10 Commandments of North Korea’s Camp 14

I’ve previously mentioned Blaine Harden’s article,  Born in the Gulag: Why a North Korean Boy Sent His Own Mother to Her Death on the the account of Shin Dong-hyuk, the only child born into a North Korean gulag to escape.  Harden has now released a book on Shin’s amazing story...

Weakness Invites Aggression – Today’s Quote

Words don’t matter to tyrants and genocidal maniacs.  They push until they are convinced there will be consequences if they go further.  Our weakness invites their aggression and makes war more likely, not less. Michael Goodwin via How the West was lost by the selfie president | New York...

Abject Surrender by the US – Today’s Quote

This is abject surrender by the United States. Ambassador and former Maryland Army National Guardsman John Bolton describing our recent agreement to ease sanctions on Iran in return for Iran agreeing to let us ease sanctions on Iran via Abject Surrender by the United States | The Weekly...

Don’t Become Al Qaeda’s Air Force – Today’s Quote

We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight…  We should be focused on defending the United States of America.  That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to… serve as Al Qaeda’s air force. I’ll give you one of the simplest principles of foreign policy that we ought to be...

Top 10 Tips for Countering Surveillance While Walking

Earlier this week I presented a short article titled the Top 10 Personal Protection Measures For Foreign Travel.  The response to the short article was tremendous so I thought I’d expand the anti-terrorism, anti-crime and anti-kidnapping theme with an additional Top 10 Tips for Countering Surveillance...

Top 10 Personal Protection Measures For Foreign Travel

I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to four of the seven continents and sometimes I’ve ended up in areas that were a little dangerous, a little anti-American or both.  If you have a job that takes you to some of the world’s more interesting places (like countries where kidnapping is an industry) here are...

Don’t give weapons to people who hate us – Today’s Quote

… let me suggest a simple rule…  Don’t give weapons to people who hate us. Don’t give weapons to people who want to kill us. Senator Ted Cruz suggesting that arming the Al-Qaeda linked Syrian Rebels may not really be in our long term...

Everybody Lives on A Floodplain

Floods are currently hitting parts of central Europe that haven’t been flooded in living memory…and then some.  In fact, the water levels in Passau, Germany have topped the highest recorded flood levels ever recorded there…and that was in 1501.  Just another reminder that you must plan for...

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