A gunman (a Muslim convert, who woulda figured?) shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, an army reservist standing guard at the National War Memorial, and then ran into the Parliament building, where he himself was shot and killed by House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers.
May God bless the soul of Cpl. Cirillo, and his family and friends. And hats off to Mr. Vickers, for stopping the terrorist before he spilled any more blood.
H/T: Captain Heinrichs
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
About 40 years too late, apparently. Hal G.P. Colebatch remembers the late Edward Gough Whitlam – and not at all fondly. A small sample from a much longer indictment:
When Saigon fell in April 1975, Whitlam directed the Royal Australian Air Force not to evacuate Vietnamese who had worked for the Australians and whose lives were at risk. Huge Hercules transport aircraft flew out of Saigon and Da Nang empty. He even frustrated U.S. attempts to get them out.Fellow sounds like the most frightful left wing ass.
I don't know, he's probably got a lot of competition, including his predecessor, but he's in there fighting for the title. He has now briefly turned his brainstem from the contemplation of the horrors of climate change to the rise of ISIS, which he pretty much blames on you-know-who.
This horrible piece of legislation seems to have gotten lost in the crowd of the Obama administration's other disasters and scandals, but, for my money, it's still the number one domestic calamity hanging over the heads of present and future American generations.