Category Archives: War

The Increasing Boldness of Atheism in the Academic World

Atheism has become increasingly bold in her declarations and actions over the years. The atheist star, Madylin O’ Hair, who thrived with her vicious condemnation of Biblical Christianity in the 70’s and 80’s has birthed a new generation of God-hating … Continue reading

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Pastoral Meditation on God’s Justice for the Season of Lent

We treasure by our very nature as new creation beings (II Cor. 5) the justice of God upon injustice. We are imprecational beings. The Psalms are given for and to us for a particular reason. They are our prayers. They … Continue reading

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John Piper and Women in Combat

Piper takes a swing at this issue and knocks it out of the park. According to Pastor Piper, “A man who endorses women in combat is not pro-woman; he’s a wimp. He should be ashamed.”  He goes to make the … Continue reading

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Babies and Robots

George Friedman observes that the “entire global system has been built since 1750 on the expectation of continually expanding population. More workers, more consumers, more soldiers–this was always the expectation.” However, he argues that in the 21st century, the entire … Continue reading

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The Next 100 Years

George Friedman’s book The Next 100 Years offers a profound analysis of our past history in order to make proper predictions of the future. Friedman’s prognostication assumes that the world will pivot around the United States. The responsibility placed on the United … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy Links

A few helpful foreign policy links: United States non-interventionism Non-Interventionism is right again by Patrick Buchanan America’s tradition of non-interventionism What is a non-interventionist foreign policy? I love Ron Paul, except his foreign policy Michael Sheuer’s Non-Intervention website Juan Cole’s … Continue reading

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The Old World Returning…

This is how my friend Mark Horne describes the return of child sacrifice in Uganda.

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Samson: God’s Wave of Wrath

In Judges, the wave of Samson’s wrath is being poured out on the Philistines. You remember that when the Israelites left Egypt to the Promised Land, the Egyptian army persecuting God’s people were immersed in God’s wrath as the waves crashed … Continue reading

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David Broder and War with Iran

David Broder’s macabre suggestion that President Obama would win the 2012 elections if he went to war with Iran has caused quite a reaction from Patrick Buchanan. Broder suggests that the economy would improve if Obama was at war with … Continue reading

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Why Blowback?

Johnson notes that the US has maintained troops all over the world, especially those countries that are most offended by US presence. “Devoutly Muslim citizens of that kingdom (Saudi Arabia) see their presence as a humiliation to the country and … Continue reading

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Stealth Imperialism

I continue to read through Chalmers Johnson’s excellent book Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire. As many of you may know, this book was widely read during the 2008 campaign thanks to the influence of Dr. Ron Paul. … Continue reading

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Warren Gage on War

Warren Gage in his latest article The Crisis in Protestant Biblical Theology writes of the conspicuous influence of the Reformation on the western world. In a footnote he observes: It is a measure of the loss of an awareness of … Continue reading

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Raimondo on Coulter

Raimondo seems hopeful that Ann Coulter’s piece against the neo-cons might be a sign that things are changing in the Republican party. One can only hope so. What we may be witnessing is the birth of anti-interventionism on the right, … Continue reading

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Obama’s War in Afghanistan

Bob Herbert’s op-ed piece in the New York Times is devastating. President Obama will announce this evening that he plans on sending thousands of American troops to Afghanistan. According to Herbert, this is a war that “has lasted most of … Continue reading

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To War or not to War?

This is Obama’s question. David Brook’s op-ed piece in the New York Times questions Obama’s fundamental commitment to the Afghanistan war. He poses at one point that Obama accepted the premise of the Afghan war in order to sound hawkish, … Continue reading

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Ron Paul on the House Iran Resolution

Ron Paul spoke today against the House resolution on Iran. I rise in reluctant opposition to H Res 560, which condemns the Iranian government for its recent actions during the unrest in that country. While I never condone violence, much … Continue reading

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Neo-Cons for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

American neoconservatives have often used the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to bolster their case for aggressive action against Iran.

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Thomas Ricks on Jon Stewart

“General Odierno says he would like to see 35,000 troops there (Iraq) in 2015. What that means is that we may be just halfway through this thing.”

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Scott Horton Interviews Chalmers Johnson

Chalmers Johnson, author of Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, discusses the enormous and expanding U.S. defense budget amidst a general economic collapse, the army of defense lobbyists ready to fight against any spending cuts, how military spending … Continue reading

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A war Israel cannot win…

Israel’s war against Hamas is a non-win situation. One would think that Israel learned her lesson after the disastrous 2006 Lebanon war, but now Israel is committed to defeating, yea, annihilating Hamas. As John J. Mearsheimer has written: ” Israel’ … Continue reading

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The New Bush…

Ron Paul has stated that “overall he does not think that the (Obama) policies will change.” He is speaking of Obama’s foreign policy position concerning Iraq and the rest of the Arab world. Ron Paul is not alone in his … Continue reading

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Pat Buchanan vs. Neo-Cons

Buchanan speaks truth in 2006.

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US reconsidering Georgia leader

This is not the first time that the US has prematurely taken sides only to later find out that they were on the wrong side of a war.  Spiegel Online reports that the US gave too much credit to President … Continue reading

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Raimondo on the Georgia v. Russia war…

The anti-Russian bias of the Western media is really something to behold: “Russia Invades Georgia,” “Russia Attacks Georgia,” and variations thereof have been some of the choice headlines reporting events in the Caucasus, but the reality is not only quite … Continue reading

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Iraq: America’s Tax Burden

While the US economy continues to suffer, a new report shows that Iraq will generate $86 billion “this year from oil revenues, primarily driven by the high price of oil being paid by Americans and others,” says Rep. Maxine Waters. … Continue reading

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Górecki Third Symphony: In search of peace

As I prepare for a sermon this coming Lord’s Day, I have searched for music that would express the peace of being overcome by the power of God. Jacob’s wrestling with God is a war for identity and only God … Continue reading

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Ron Paul was right (again) on the “Iranian Threat”

(Thanks to Crooks and Liars) Romney Blasts Paul For Minimizing Iranian “Threat” By: Nicole Belle on Saturday, January 12th, 2008 at 3:38 PM  Download (1110) | Play (1452) Download (823) | Play (894) (h/t Heather) At the FOX GOP snoozefest…er, … Continue reading

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Occupationalist John McCain: US Troops in Iraq for a hundred years

I have just coined a new term: occupationalist. This is one who desires to occupy every country in the world for the sake of establishing a presence or an empire overseas indeterminably. David Corn reports: After the event ended, I … Continue reading

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Nick Gillespie explains Ron Paul’s foreign policy…

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War strain in Iraq may speed troop cuts

The strain of the war in Iraq is increasingly forcing senior Pentagon leaders to be blunter about the military’s inability to sustain war operations indefinitely, a shift in tone that may mean more troops come home sooner.

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