Category: Conflict and War

The Devil As A Terrorist

Matt Wretchard over at Belmont Club, in an article discussing Kim Jong Il lying to Carter and Clinton about Korea’s nuclear weapon program, cut to the quick when explaining why most of the world would rather have the illusion that North Korea was keeping its agreements than the truth. The alternative is to abandon the…

The Death Penalty: Part II

This discussion was started because of a posting on Proverbial Wife. This is solely a biblical investigation, since, to the best of my ability, my life is scripture-driven and that is my touchstone for this issue. Social, psychological, and public policy issues will not drive this investigation, though we will probably examine in later parts…

Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day and a time when we remember that those in the military make real Jonn F. Kennedy’s inauguration statement, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.” Those of you who frequent this blog will remember that I had a younger brother,…

For Every Idle Word They Will Give Account

One of the darlings of the left in the United States is Noam Chomsky, appealing to both hard-wired radicals and intellectual leftists ensconced in their sanctuaries of supportive thought, safe in the womb of that which they despise. Chomsky, like most of the left, ridicules all religious belief. He regards believers as his intellectual inferior.…

Images Of The Day

This post has been updated/corrected with information from someone who was there (see the end of the post for the email I received from Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Zachary John Impastato). Images give substance and focus to our thoughts about events. Some images come to define specific moments in history, searing their impression on…

Some Thoughts On A Fallujah Tuesday

With the American assault against the terrorists’ positions in Fallujah in full swing, my personal ruminations about what kind of people volunteer to be soldiers on the front line of life-threatening conflicts (sort of the definition of being a Marine) again came to the forefront of my musings. While pondering this, I came across a…

Nascent Democracy In The Middle East

One of the strategic cornerstones and fundamental rationales of the Bush decision to invade Iraq has been the plan to plant and cultivate the seed of democracy in the heart of the Mideast. It is argued that giving democratic freedoms an opportunity to spread to the surrounding populations will effect lasting change in the Arab world. Many of those who support the war see this as our only hope of ending the Islamic terrorist threat.