FBI: we’re treating the San Bernardino attack as terrorism.

Everybody who is shocked, raise your hands: “The San Bernardino, California, mass shooting is now being investigated as “an act of terrorism,” FBI official David Bowdich said Friday.” They aren’t ruling out the possibility that the husband-and-wife death cultists acted alone, either. Just in case you wanted to really have your weekend ruined.

The FBI will be taking over this investigation, by the way. So, yeah, it’s pretty much a certainty that this was terrorism.  …And everything that I want to write after that is kind of mean-spirited, so I’m not going to type any of it out.

Tweet of the Day, Turns Out Romney Was Right On Foreign Policy Again edition.

If Barack Obama had had the brains of a spavined ocelot, he would have made Mitt Romney Secretary of State.

…Really, Chrome? You recognize ‘spavined,’ but get huffy every time I write ‘roleplaying’ without a hyphen?

Terrorist capture hotel in Mali; over 100 hostages.

Gee, I wonder what kind of terrorists they are: “Gunmen who are said to be holding more than 100 hostages in a siege on a Mali hotel Friday reportedly are forcing their captives to recite verses from the Koran or face death.” Of course, said terrorists’ habit of shouting “Allahu akbar!” as they attack something is usually diagnostic. It’s also an indication that the Left’s weird habit of not being able to say ‘radical Islam’ – no, really: Continue reading Terrorist capture hotel in Mali; over 100 hostages.

Jihadist in Belgium stopped by off-duty US military.

I’d say that they should make a flick about this, except that it was over so quickly.

A massacre on a high-speed train in Belgium was prevented Friday when two members of the U.S. military in civilian clothing surprised an Islamist militant, authorities said.

The suspect was loading his automatic Kalashnikov rifle in a toilet, apparently preparing to attack, when the service members confronted him, said a European counterterrorism official.

As such things go, it ended well for the jihadi. Which is to say, he didn’t die. A trained American soldier who has been alerted to danger is not a soft target, armed or no. One of the soldiers was injured (three people total). Details beyond that are still a little sketchy, which is suggestive…

Islamic State seizes key portions of Ramadi, we’re-still-calling-it-Iraq.

Well. I guess we now know why it was suddenly important to ask all the Republican candidates whether they would have gone into to Iraq, knowing now what we knew then.  It was done apparently to distract from the fact that the current Democratic President is still busy losing the war that the Republican President won for him: “Islamic State fighters took control of key sites in heart of Ramadi, capital of Iraq’s largest province, Iraqi officials said Friday, in what appeared to mark a significant blow to a U.S.-backed military campaign to retake territory from the militants.”  Ramadi, for those unfamiliar with the area, is about as far away from Baghdad as Trenton, NJ is from New York City. So this is, as they say, bad. Hopefully it’s still salvageable, but it’s still pretty bad. Continue reading Islamic State seizes key portions of Ramadi, we’re-still-calling-it-Iraq.

Obama judicial appointee Mary Helen Murguia put Elton Simpson back on the street.

Let’s unpack this.

[FBI Director James] Comey said that [Elton] Simpson was first placed under FBI watch since 2006, when the agency first learned the Phoenix-area man wanted to join al-Shabab, the al Qaeda-linked group in Somalia. Simpson was ultimately indicted on terrorism charges and convicted, but due to questions over the government’s case, he never went to prison and was sentenced to probation. The FBI officially closed its case into Simpson last year.

As in, let’s look at the timeline. Continue reading Obama judicial appointee Mary Helen Murguia put Elton Simpson back on the street.