Tag Archives: Middle East

Obama advising Islamic State?

Obama, hypocrite in chief at the National Prayer Breakfast

Jim Geraghty writes a daily newsletter for National Review. He calls it Morning Jolt. This morning he gave a “jolt” to his readers. He recalled a feature article in Sunday’s New York Times with interviews from several favored persons who sat down recently with de facto President Barack H. Obama. During that sit-down, Obama seemed to give free advice to the “Islamic State.” Does Barack Obama now let would-be new States consult him on how to run a war? If so, he might have given the Islamic State the best advice he could have given them, advice in keeping with their real goals. And that only compounds his treason.

Silk Road notes 3: glass

Silk Road route tracing

These notes on the Silk Road exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History continue with a discussion of glass and ceramics. Again the exhibit gives a false impression: that glassmaking and pottery began, or at least were most closely associated, with Islam.

Silk Road notes 1: silk

Silk Road caravan

An exhibit, “1001 Inventions” is now showing worldwide, and what appears to be a small section, regarding the Silk Road, is on display at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The larger professes to be a revelation of a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements by the Muslim world, with a nod to the various faiths and cultures that contributed. However, these faiths and cultures were victims of Muslim jihadists, those who followed in the footsteps of Mohammed and invaded the non-Muslim world over 1400 years – beheaded, slaughtered, raped, plundered, and took ownership of the creativity and advancements made by the besieged, converted survivors.

Ted Cruz stands for Israel

How should Israel feel about trusting Putin's Bitch?

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had to take a stand recently. He spoke to a group and mentioned Israel as America’s ally. Some attendees shouted him down, and he walked away. But what should infuriate any true Christian is: the group was a nominally Christian group.

ISIS v. ISIL: does it matter?

Seal of the Islamic State. Is Obama their secret ally, sowing complacency to give this State time to build?

To most Americans, Obama’s use of the term ISIL instead of ISIS is a bit curious. It is widely acknowledged that ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria while ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. But is the difference in the acronyms harmless or do they represent a hidden and sinister message?

Men of ideals? Really?

The steamship Achille Lauro in 1989. Photo: D. R. Walker, CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported and 2.5, 2.0, and 1.0 Generic Licenses

 

You Jews are always complaining of your own suffering, but you get fat off the poor, cheat the simple, exploit the virgin, pollute where you’ve exploited – America is one Big Jew!  We are soldiers fighting a war.  We are not criminals and we are not vandals but men of ideals.

Egypt offers Sinai lands?

Flag of Egypt. What happened in Egypt is a metaphor for American policy failures in the Middle East.

A disputed report suggests the president of Egypt made to the Palestinians the most generous offer anyone could have imagined. If he did make such an offer Mahmoud Abbas refused. (The foreign ministry of Egypt denies the report.) Such an offer would be a little difficult for Israel to accept. It would be even more difficult for the Palestinians to refuse, if they want peace as they say.

Why hesitate before ISIS?

A typical Muslim national flag: green with a white crescent and star.

A new video surfaced September 2, 2014, called “The Second Message to America” showing the execution of 31 year old reporter, Steven Sotloff, the second American beheaded in front of the world by the same ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) executioner in last month’s video beheading James Foley, American war photojournalist, retaliation for U.S. air strikes in Iraq.

Fear of man

Seal of the Islamic State. Is Obama their secret ally, sowing complacency to give this State time to build?

All throughout history terrorists of many nationalities and many religious backgrounds have used fear to overcome those they seek to annihilate. In the 20th century the images of German concentration camps reeked with fear so palatable that it can still be felt in decades old film clips. Unfortunately, the inhumanity of man against man is nothing new. As long as man occupies this earth, you can be sure that those seeking to conquer others through persecution and terror will sometimes be victorious.

America v. Britain on Islam

The American flag. This Memorial day, remember one who fights for that flag and is now in a Mexican jail.

Call it A Tale of Two Leaders. Though one leads and the other doesn’t. America has a de facto President who refuses to lead. In fact he humiliated his country in the worst way short of a military defeat. In contrast, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has a real leader. This leader recognizes evil as it is, and does not fear to declare war against it.