I put up this map of Syria as the primary graphic accompaniment to this story in order to show people just where the country is located in relation to the rest of the cesspool that is the Middle East.Syria lies just to the northeast of Israel, our lone reliable ally in the region, and the … Continue reading Syrian cesspool
War is not the answer
One thing that should be fairly clear from Soviet involvement in Afghanistan in the 1980's, and American involvement in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2000's, is that waging war in the Middle East is not a winning long term strategy.In the short-term, deposing dangerous regimes and tyrannical rulers with military force is something that … Continue reading War is not the answer
Islamism Series: What are we prepared to do?
In the 1987 film 'The Untouchables', Kevin Costner plays famed lawman Elliot Ness, who is tasked to lead a fight against the violent empire of infamous crime boss Al Capone in Chicago during the Prohibition era. In the beginning, Ness tries some of the usual law enforcement tactics of the day, but appears to be … Continue reading Islamism Series: What are we prepared to do?
9/11: Not the first attack on America, won’t be the last
"The British are Coming!" "Remember the Alamo!" "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy" "9/11" All of these phrases are now burned by history into the collective American consciousness, automatically bringing us back to times when our nation was under attack right here on our own soil. However, the first three are actually a bit … Continue reading 9/11: Not the first attack on America, won’t be the last
Where will you be when the missiles drop?
During his State of the Union address back in January of 2002, President George W. Bush famously called the nations of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea an "Axis of Evil", criticizing nations that sponsored terrorism and were seeking weapons of mass destruction.Liberals everywhere, and especially their cheer leading media, called Bush a war monger and … Continue reading Where will you be when the missiles drop?