Duly Noted - The Failure of Liberalism?

Duly Noted

Foreign policy as an act of atonement.

 

Some of us live through the accident of birth and/or our ancestors’ sacrifices, in a functioning democracy. Such a system allows citizens to make choices regarding the persons who are entrusted to execute their will. Through that [...]

Muslim Brotherhood = Devout [not radical] Islam, Part I

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Hitler meeting with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (Dec. 1941)

“Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.”

~Muslim Brotherhood official slogan

Prologue to Muslim [...]

Standing by Our Allies – and What Happens When we Don’t

isisMost of us agree we should stand by our friends, and that we should keep our promises. However, the U.S. has a decidedly mixed record in doing this. I will look at that record, but the reason to really think about it are recent events: [...]

Boko Haram Terrorists Kidnap Dozens of Nigerian Boys and Men

bkhrm2The bloodthirsty and brutal Islamic terrorist group. Boko Haram, appear to be attempting to show the world that they’re equal opportunity kidnappers on Friday when they invaded a village in Nigeria and abducted dozens of boys and young men, loaded them on trucks, and then drove out [...]

Ideology and Diplomacy

I can well remember back in fourth grade when I was introduced to the music of Tom Lehrer, the mathematician and musical satirist whose album This Was the Year That Was became very popular about that time. Among the songs it contained was one entitled Send the Marines, which incorrectly suggested that sending the Marines [...]

Emboldened ISIS Barbarically Slaughtering Christians In Iraq As Obama Golfs

obmglfng2The Christian genocide taking [...]

Iranian leaders: Jews are Heirs to Nazis, Israel Must be Eliminated

jwsnzsIn heated statements he made on Sunday, an Iranian military leader and adviser to the Ayatollah called the Israelis the Nazis’ heir and called for the elimination of the Jewish homeland. The United States and Israel are not targeting any one particular Islamic nation, but are placing [...]

Hamas for Dummies and Dimwits

hms5The year is 1987. It is a fun year in American pop culture. The Twins beat the Cardinals in the World Series, the Bill Cosby Show is # 1 on TV, Giants QB Phil Simms tells everyone “I’m going to Disneyworld,” and the movie bomb of the [...]

Evil and Civilization

Professor Hugh Hewitt, recently published a column for Townhall.com in which he cited a statement by former Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who represented the US in Afghanistan, in which he called the present ISIS/ISIL force wreaking havoc across Iraq as “evil incarnate.” There are those of us who understand this and have done so for a [...]

H.A.M.A.S. (Hides Amongst Mosques And Schools), Self-Loathing Jews, And The Only Hope For Peace

Hms1 In 2005 Gaza was unconditionally given to the Palestinians. They quickly handed it over to Hamas, made it a terror fortress, and smuggled in all the weapons of war that they could (which brought about a blockade). All efforts of peace since then have been met [...]

Duly Noted - Our Normalcy is Abnormal and the Self-Evident is Not Obvious

Duly NotedLiving in an advanced country brings privileges. Since we are used to them, these appear to be self-evident. Think of security and excellent health care. Add the role of laws to protect the citizen even against the state. Add to the benefits a system that, thanks [...]

WOW ... TALK ABOUT POLITICALLY-INCORRECT CONJECTURE

CAUTION … NEAR-TREASONOUS THOUGHTS AHEAD:

If you are somehow still a supporter of a separate Palestinian state … or support the far-leftist wing of the Democratic Party (or even America’s community-organizer-in chief, himself) … then please skip the speculative op-ed below:

FRIGHTENING: SEE HOW OBAMA’S TIES TO RADICAL ISLAM & SOCIALISM RUN DEEPER THAN YOU [...]

A SURPRISING PATH TO PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST — TAKE NOTE BARACK & JOHN

 HAMAS SCHOOL IS SO MUCH FUN!HAMAS SCHOOL IS SO MUCH FUN!

A SHOCKING VIDEO CLIP SOURCED FROM SEVERAL MIDDLE-EAST FORUMS ON AUG 4 2014:

GAZA PALESTINIANS HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THEIR SELFISH & PUBLICITY-HUNGRY HAMAS RULERS

So why won’t the incompetent & dithering fools in [...]

Finding Joy Amid World’s Chaos

csms“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.”

– Matthew 24:6

I’m not quite ready, just yet, to put on my “The End is Nigh!” sandwich [...]

Roots of the Israel-Gaza Conflict

With the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza I decided to re-publish this Open Letter which I wrote during one of the previous Israel/Gaza conflicts. Nothing much changes, it seems. But hopefully this time Israel will deal with the terror-mongers once and for all.

But it seems that John Kerry has either bought into the [...]

READ IT & WEEP, HAMAS LEADERS:

THE OPINION POLLS ARE IN – GAZA PUBLIC REJECTS HAMAS … WANTS CEASEFIRE

By David Pollock, The Washington Institute, July 15, 2014

A recent, credible poll shows that most Gazans oppose Hamas policies and leaders alike, and favor a ceasefire with Israel.

Today’s headlines are that Hamas has just rejected Egypt’s offer of a ceasefire [...]

On Tacitus and the Tyranny of Monarchy

tctsThe more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.

~Tacitus

Prologue: Biography

Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. AD [...]

Obama Ignored Intelligence Warnings on Iraqi Terrorist Surge

obmglfngWhile President Barack Obama and his administration behaved as if the Islamist victories in Iraq were totally unexpected, many intelligence and counterterrorism experts in the military and law enforcement communities claimed on Thursday that Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and others were [...]

Andrew Thomas for Governor releases mailer contrasting his record with opponents

Click to enlarge comparison mailer For more information, visit his website here.

Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton In Quiet Disgrace?

plkrgmn2Professor Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton. Is he leaving in disgrace?

Not long, as these things go, before his departure was announced Krugman thoroughly was indicted and publicly eviscerated for intellectual dishonesty by Harvard’s Niall Ferguson in a hard-hitting three-part series in the Huffington Post, beginning here, [...]

Government Commission That Wants to Commandeer Control of the Internet Just Had Their Website Crash – Twice

brkwbstThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has already been twice unanimously rebuked by the D.C. Circuit Court in previous attempts to impose Network Neutrality.

Their response to these clear demonstrations of their lack of juice? President Barack Obama appointee FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering [...]

The Third World Has Arrived

ilgsimgrnts2Nearly eight years ago, I wrote The Third World Cometh…and Soon. The third world has now arrived, and America – as you and I know it – is all but gone.

The Obama-engineered “humanitarian” border crisis is the latest shameful example of just how far the government [...]

Why Does Anyone Defend Hamas And The Palestinian Culture Of Death?

Hms3“Why in God’s name does anyone show sympathy, and support for a terrorist organization?” – Former Congressman Allen West

And that is the question that should be asked. It boggles the mind and offends the senses that there is EVEN ONE MEMBER OF [...]

The Democrat Strategy Of Relentless Chaos

brgdhlDoes anyone remember the name Bowe Bergdahl these days? Only a few weeks back, Bergdahl’s name rocketed to the front page of every major newspaper as a result of his release from five years of “captivity” by the Taliban. Early accounts lauded Bergdahl as a war hero [...]

Israel: The Palestinian People’s Greatest Ally

gzstrpIsrael is not tame.

But she is good.

If a poacher shoots arrows at a pride of sleeping lions, are the lions to blame for rousing and defending themselves?

What does one say of the shooter when he intentionally cowers behind the skirts of his own women [...]






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