Doomsayers, you should have learned from the Millerites by now. William Miller made the mistake of pegging an actual date on the return of Jesus, Lord and Savior: October 23, 1844. More recently, Juval Aviv has made the mistake of predicting an imminent massive simultaneous terrorist attack on multiple U.S. cities. Juval Aviv makes this [...]
NEWSPAPER EMPLOYS PANICKY REPORTER
On visiting Times Square for a movie with his daughter:
As a parent, I confronted a new calculation. Asymmetric warfare had advanced from downtown to Midtown, from 2001 to the present moment.
As a reporter I had covered the aftermath of 9/11 and now found myself revisiting long-buried worries. I decided [...]
On February 2, 2010 the top 5 intelligence officials of the Obama administration told the Senate that an “attempted terrorist attack on the U.S. Homeland” within six months was not just a likelihood — it was “certain.” The intelligence officials followed up on this frightening claim with appeals for more money, more power and more [...]
Barack Obama has now gone 441 days without appointing a legally-required Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
This is not a trivial matter. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board that is supposed to be in existence is the body of government tasked with training government surveillance officers in compliance with the United States Constitution. [...]
It’s been two months and two days since officials from civilian and military intelligence agencies declared unanimously before the Senate that an attempted terrorist attack on the “U.S. Homeland” within six months was “certain.”
There’s been no such attack yet, and the days are ticking down on this event whose occurrence is agreed to be [...]
Walter Pincus of the Washington Post has waded through FBI disclosures to the Senate Judiciary Committee to find out that in the twelve-month period leading up to March 2009, the U.S. government added on average 1,600 people every day to its terrorist watch list. On the average day, 600 people were taken off the list.
More than a year ago, on March 7 2008, Representative Steve King of Iowa made a prediction about what would happen if Barack Obama was elected president. Starting off with a classic “now, I’m not a bigot, but…” introduction, he made this prophesy:
I don’t want to disparage anyone because of their race, their ethnicity, [...]