This column by Ms. Caroline Glick is an important one. I suggest reading it.
Hamas has dug tunnels beneath Israeli kindergarten rooms, and filled those tunnels with explosives. They have readied handcuffs and tranquilizers for use in the kidnapping of whomever is around when they breach these tunnels into residential neighborhoods, kidnappings certain to result in the torture and death of Jewish civilians for the crime of being Jewish.
Israel is hard at work destroying these tunnels. And Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE all are trying to delay any US-forced ceasefire to give the Israelis time to finish the […] Continue Reading
Israel, again attacked, is again defending herself. Only those who never have experienced incoming artillery on their cities and families are complaining, and they are using a tack that any observant Westerner would find, at best, disingenuous:
Palestinian Children Killed in Israeli Strikes
Revealed: The Palestinian children killed by Israeli Forces
UN: 1 child killed in Gaza every hour
Why are Arabs crying that their children are being killed?
The conventional wisdom is that kids should never be killed in war. This is obtuse. The muslims started this war by launching over a thousand rockets at civilian areas of Israel, […] Continue Reading
Muslims are killing Christians in Iraq (… and Mali, Somalia, Kenya, Afghanistan, Thailand, Philippines…), taking over monasteries, and forcing Christians to “convert, pay tax or die.” This is exactly how Christians were treated under the Ottoman Empire / Caliphate under the policy of “Jizya.”
Christianity used to complain about being attacked by muslims, even going so far as forward defense (Crusades) from an aggressive islam that would have snuffed out Western civilization (Vienna) – and ALL Progress in human rights since the Middle Ages. For unknown reasons, we no longer are complaining or […] Continue Reading
Think for a moment about the logic behind nuclear nonproliferation.
America tells its allies and the nations it informally defends that they do not need nuclear weapons because of the American nuclear umbrella, that our nukes will deter any enemy with bad intentions, and that no threat exists to independent nations requiring the development of their own nuclear arsenal due to America’s deterrence regime.
This trust in America has worked since the late 1940s.
But where does the world find itself today?
Ukraine voluntarily gave up nuclear weapons it possessed on the promise by America to defend it from enemies. […] Continue Reading
If you use Citi I hope you have a better experience than I. Once upon a time they seemed to be a good bank. They had serious online capability long before others of which I am aware. But if you ever have a problem – they suck.
Yesterday they called about fraudulent use of my card. I’m in LA but bought lunch in the UK yesterday, evidently. They are pretty good at catching fraud. They cancelled my card and then the phone connection was dropped. They didn’t call back. So I had to go through the […] Continue Reading
In Hobby Lobby SCOTUS held that the first clause of the First Amendment, the Establishment Clause, prohibits the government from forcing behavior antithetical to one’s religious beliefs: “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion…” The use of force by the federal government essentially to abridge one’s religious beliefs cannot be done.
The second clause in the First Amendment prohibits the government from abridging the speech of all Americans: “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech.”
SCOTUS long has held that campaign donations are speech, that the only way the average citizen can “speak” in […] Continue Reading
100 years ago the West created and faced the First World War. Four years later it was concluded by Wilson’s 14 Points rather than through unconditional surrender, defeat, occupation and a new German government.
Basically, half measures triumphed over traditional Western warfare. (See: The Western Way of War, Hanson.)
What did half-measures in 1918 get us in a generation? World War 2 and 50,000,000 dead.
Having learned the insufficiency of half- measures, FDR and Churchill rejected them in WW2. Total war was fought to the total defeat of our enemies, followed by occupation, a new Constitution for the defeated Powers […] Continue Reading
The Media is complaining the Obama presidency, a presidency completely of their own creation, is limiting their access. Typical illiterate liberal. What did they think Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” was about? (Did they dismiss it because it was written by a woman?)
How illiterate ARE these people? They can arrogantly ask a political candidate, “What do you read?” but have not read – or, worse, not understood – any literature of import in their lives, and so have learned nothing of the human condition?
Their conceit overwhelms.
Next they’ll create a Hillary presidency or a Warren presidency and then – […] Continue Reading
I’m making an analogy here; please allow me the use of referencing America during Vietnam.
Looking back it is more than clear that our fight in Vietnam was a mistake, as is any war we refuse to fight to win.
One can point to the economic rise of the “7 Tigers” and say that would not have happened had we not delayed the onset of communism across SEA, but, beyond that possibility, there seems nothing good that came of the mess. Certainly the cultural crackup that will reverberate across America until long after we are gone was enormously bad for […] Continue Reading
In COMMUNIST CHINA, the commander of an army tank column disobeyed his orders and stopped an entire armored column rather than assault one fellow citizen.
In America, paramilitary (our newly-militarized police) and federal “security” forces in CA, TX and NV, draw weapons and threaten citizens with being shot, violently tackle to the ground even women, beat and detain citizens, forcibly put AMERICANS in cattle corrals, and put the desires – not rights – of illegal foreign nationals over the RIGHTS of AMERICAN CITZENS… for the crime of demonstrating under their FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT.
• I am EMBARRASSED to be a […] Continue Reading