Thursday, July 5, 2012 the eye of the beholder?

It’s not a good time to be slashing our defense spending 

“BEIRUT, Lebanon – Amid declarations by Iranian officials that U.S. warships are ‘easy’ targets, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Aerospace Force said he has ‘detailed contingency plans to hit 35 U.S. bases in the region in the early minutes of a possible conflict.’  Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh boasted the U.S. bases around Iran are ‘within the reach of our missiles.’” Read more here

And those perennially under attack from Islamic terrorism are in ever-increasing danger

From Raymond Ibrahim of the Middle East Forum:  Because the persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is on its way to reaching epidemic proportions, ‘Muslim Persecution of Christians’ was developed to collate some—by no means all—of the instances of persecution that surface each month. It serves two purposes: Intrinsically, to document that which the mainstream media does not: the habitual, if not chronic, Muslim persecution of Christians. 2. Instrumentally, to show that such persecution is not "random," but systematic and interrelated—that it is rooted in a worldview inspired by Sharia…”  Read more here

So who is currently under increased scrutiny from the feds (via the DHS)?  Maybe you

 “A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are ‘suspicious of centralized federal authority,’ and ‘reverent of individual liberty’ as ‘extreme right-wing’ terrorists.  Read more here

Feel safer now?  Me neither.

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