In 2008, I wrote a book called Eve of Destruction, in which I predicted the current era of intervention, humanitarian and otherwise. Thanks to the generosity of my publisher, the University of Pennsylvania, you can read the first chapter of Eve of . . .
Stephen Colbert, like a lot of other people, had some fun with Bill O’Reilly’s idea of a mercenary force to fight terrorism, which I commented on (as you can see in my previous post). I guess Colbert thought what I said was . . .
I joined Bill O’Reilly’s show yesterday to talk about Bill’s idea of creating a 25,000-man anti-terror mercenary force. I said it was an impractical, immoral idea; what more can I say? But I enjoyed the visit and credit to O’Reilly for ensuring . . .
As Schindler discussed in his blog today, the Belgians estimated this week (December 2013) that there something like 4000-5000 jihadis who hold European passports fighting in Syria. (Note: EU passport holders, not necessarily Europeans.) This is causing something of a ruckus, because . . .