Should the UK Sever Diplomatic Relations With Ecuador?

The following post about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was submitted by a colleague and friend in Washington, DC, Ms. Maggie Petito. Ms Petito knows a bit about the antics of the Latin American left in the Andean region and beyond. Ms. Petito is the head of a small anti-corruption rule of law foundation — Foundation …

Morning Musings

Just in time for Passover, Holy Week and Easter, Nasir al-Wuhayshi and his al-Qaeda compatriots appear to have released a well-timed propaganda video. “We must eliminate the cross … the bearer of the cross is America,” al-Wuhayshi says, taunting Christians by making reference to the cross on this holy of holiest week of the Catholic and …

Morning Musings

Senate says: CIA mislead on interrogation program, or so says unnamed officials who spoke to the Washington Post about a classified document. Seems like certain Senators still want an apology and are ready to re-hash the blame Bush strategy to boot. What about that investigation of Senate staffers who allegedly removed classified documents from a …

Ecuador’s Surveillance Program

From Alek Boyd on the Ecuador link to the Snowden NSA leaks matter: “Two days ago I posted some documents about a surveillance programme set up by Ecuador’s Intelligence Agency (Secretaría Nacional de Inteligencia or SENAIN). It was fitting to post such information given news about Edward Snowden’s alleged decision to get political asylum in …

FARCleaks

Three years after Colombia’s successful raid of a terrorist camp in Ecuador, a European think tank has announced that it will release a report of the contents of a computer seized during the operation that belonged to a FARC commander, Raul Reyes. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies announcement the publication: “provides unique insights …

Around Town …

Over at the Daily Caller, there is a new poll out that gives President Obama low marks on national security matters. Could Libya have something to do with it? The Obama Administration has yet to make a compelling case as to why U.S. involvement in Libya is in the U.S. national interest. Absent finding Libya is …

Around Town …

The Australian newspaper reported earlier this week that the Australian government has blocked several shipments of controlled items including water pumps used to cool nuclear reactors.  Ominously titled “Kevin Rudd’s secret war on Iran,” the reporter who penned the article asks readers to contact them if they have had exports blocked by the government.  That …