Christians at War

Christians at War

Liberals condemn equally Christianity and the War in Iraq, seeing the latter as the result of the President’s Christian faith.

 

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus offers a thoughtful commentary on the conflict between the necessity to go to war and the commission to witness for Jesus Christ.As the sovereignty of Christ is disputed, so also is the ministry of the military chaplain disputed. How, it is asked, can those who serve the Prince of Peace also serve in the wars of the principalities and powers of the present age?

See Bearing Witness in a Time of War.

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Everyone needs to take a few minutes and watch this!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone needs to take a few minutes and watch this!!!!!!!!!!!!  

 This is a powerful video — if you haven’t seen it before.  

http://www.terrorismawareness.org/know-about-jihad/

It moves quickly but there are pause, reverse & play buttons on bottom right. 

  MOST interesting is how the map “tells the story” of expansion.


 

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Senator Lieberman: Bomb Iran If It Doesn’t Stop helping to Kill Americans in Iraq

Senator Lieberman: Bomb Iran If It Doesn’t Stop helping to Kill Americans in Iraq

Way to go Joe!! Watch the video of the CBS Face the Nation interview with Bob Scheiffer

Conn. Senator Says The U.S. Should Strike If Tehran Keeps Helping Anti-U.S. Forces In Iraq“We can tell them we want them to stop that, but if there’s any hope of the Iranians living according to the international rule of law and stopping, for instance, their nuclear weapons development, we can’t just talk to them,” Lieberman said. “If they don’t play by the rules, we’ve got to use our force, and to me that would include taking military action to stop them from doing what they’re doing.”

(CBS) The United States should launch military strikes against Iran if the government in Tehran does not stop supplying anti-American forces in Iraq, Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday on Face The Nation.

“I think we’ve got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq,” Lieberman told Bob Schieffer. “And to me, that would include a strike into… over the border into Iran, where we have good evidence that they have a base at which they are training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers.”

The Indepedent former Democrat from Connecticut said that he was not calling for an invasion of Iran, but he did say the U.S. should target specific training camps.

“I think you could probably do a lot of it from the air, but they can’t believe that they have immunity for training and equipping people to come in and kill Americans,” Lieberman said.

Lieberman, who has been one of Congress’s most outspoken supporters of the Bush administration’s Iraq war policies, said that continuing the fight in Iraq and confronting Iran are necessary for achieving a wider peace in the Middle East.

If the U.S. does not act against Iran, “they’ll take that as a sign of weakness on our part and we will pay for it in Iraq and throughout the region and ultimately right here at home,” Lieberman said.

He said that he has seen evidence that the Iranians are supplying insurgents and foreign fighters in Iraq.

“By some estimates, they have killed as many as 200 American soldiers,” he said.

The Senator said he was not calling for an end to the limited diplomatic efforts that are underway between Washington and Tehran.

“We can tell them we want them to stop that, but if there’s any hope of the Iranians living according to the international rule of law and stopping, for instance, their nuclear weapons development, we can’t just talk to them,” Lieberman said. “If they don’t play by the rules, we’ve got to use our force, and to me that would include taking military action to stop them from doing what they’re doing.”

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UNSC Declines To Condemn Iran For Threatening To Annihilate Israel

UNSC Declines To Condemn Iran For Threatening To Annihilate Israel

by Omri Ceren

It’s a cesspool of kleptocrats, dictators, and psychopaths. And they protect their own:

The United Nations Security Council postponed the releases of a statement condemning Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s latest calls for the destruction of Israel late Friday night after both Indonesia and Qatar opposed the move. Representatives of the 15 permanent member countries have requested to adopt a unanimous decision regarding Ahmadinejad’s speech made on Sunday. According to the report, Qatari representatives had yet to receive permission to support the move. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, had trouble with the wording of the denunciation.

That this organization still claims to act with rational objectivity when it condemns Israel – and that the international community and press corps plays along with this nudge-nudge wink-wink – is quite frankly insulting and disgusting.

[Cross-posted to Mere Rhetoric]

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Senate Supporters Still Vow to Push Amnesty Bill Through — They just don’t get it

Senate Supporters Still Vow to Push Amnesty Bill Through

by Sher Zieve
 

On Friday, globalist and pro-illegal immigrants US senators were still licking their wounds over having to acquiesce to the demands of the American people. Despite the outcry of US citizens against the illegal immigration bill that was patently racist and promoted blanket amnesty for all illegals—including terrorists and criminals—many US senators are now vowing to push a new amnesty bill down the throats of the American public by July. Contrary to the will of US citizens, the National Council of La Raza (“the race”)—the racist organization that was heavily (and initially secretly) involved in the provision of input for the drafting of the now-failed amnesty-for-illegals bill—is furious that US senators did not ram the bill through.

 

Note: La Raza is also at the forefront of the “Reconquista Movement”—the ‘reconquering’ of the US for Mexico and its ‘indigenous people’. La Raza has also been linked to the funding of separatist schools, including the highly controversial and revolutionary Academia Semillas del Pueblo.

 

La Raza and other racist groups are now having a heavy influence on US lawmakers. And, this time it’s not just the usual Democrat suspects. Democrats have a long and rich history of identifying “victim classes” within society. They then appeal to said victims and promise them vast amounts of money if they 1. Vote Democrat and 2. Agree to maintain their victim and sub-standard class status. The DNC has helped to elect and even given leadership positions to members of these groups—as long as said members continue to keep their “communities” suppressed. For multiple decades, this process—which includes the near-absolute vilification of all dissenters—has worked extremely well for Democrats. But, proving once again that power [or the hopes thereof] corrupts, now Republicans have actively joined the “vote-for-me-and-I’ll-give-you-whatever-you-want” Democrat throngs.

 

Operating under the anti-sovereignty position of “foreign invaders are really good for the USA”, an increasing number of RINO (Republican in Name Only) politicians have thrown their voter bases under the bus in favor of these new illegal foreign invaders. Or are they only undocumented foreign invaders? The new amnesty bill—still supported by the power hungry Democrats and RINOs—is still being pushed. These “I deserve to be rich and powerful and the hell with the unwashed masses” politicos will not let Amnesty go, folks. The fact that this new illegals’ voting bloc will not vote Republican has apparently escaped the reasoning portion of the RINO mind. Instead, former pretender to conservative stances Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said of the recently twice-defeated Senate Amnesty Bill: “We’re inside the 10-yard line and we’ve got four downs, and I like our chances!” Graham, who is joined by illegal alien support organizations and Democrat leaders, also threatened to bring the ‘Invasion and Amnesty USA’ bill back to the Senate floor before the 4th of July recess. Showing his anti-USA and globalist stripes, Graham also said at the La Raza Capital Awards: “An American is an idea. No group owns being an American. Nobody owns this!” In other words, if Graham’s assertion that being an American is only a philosophical speculation, there is no such thing as American or US citizenship, anyway. Therefore, it follows that there can be no America or USA. At the same racist Awards banquet, Graham added: “We are going to tell the bigots to shut up, and we are going to get this right!” By get this right, Graham meant amnesty and by bigots, he means all those who oppose the invasion. But with Graham’s apparent belief that the USA is only an idea and doesn’t really exist as a country, invasion isn’t possible. How can one invade a non-country?

 

By the way, at this La Raza Awards ceremony Graham was given an award by the xenophobic group. Does anyone know if La Raza has also donated to Graham’s continuing campaign fund and, if so, how much? Is Senator Graham working to become the La Raza version of David Duke? Just curious. The difference between Duke’s KKK and La Raza is that the leftist media support the bigoted—but “politically correct”—organization La Raza. However, Sen. Graham was not the only Republican working to garner the Spanish-speaking vote. Also included in the pro-Amnesty voters are RINO Senators Hagel (NE), Lugar (IN), Martinez (FL), McCain (AZ), Specter (PA) and Voinovich (OH). This group comprises the usual defectors to the Democrat positions. But, Sen. Graham is characteristic of many others who have gone before him. Lindsey wants to be invited to liberal parties, desires the receipt of publicized awards and needs the mainstream media to write positive pieces about him. So, as other Republicans before him have done, Lindsey has become a both a liberal and a globalist.

 

The expressed concern is that the Kennedy-McCain-Graham et al Amnesty Bill has an opportunity for revival. And don’t forget that, until the New Media became involved in the story the particulars of this ill-conceived proposal were being kept secret and behind the closed doors of a Senate committee room. Keep watching them. These same senators may try the same covert tactics on we-the-people again. Remember Graham’s and I suspect others’ attitude toward US citizens: “An American is [just] an idea.”

 

If Graham and other US politicians can force the adoption of the attitude “US citizenship is just a figment of someone’s imagination”, maybe the “Amnesty Invasion USA Bill” will no longer be necessary. It happened with political correctness. Chilling, isn’t it?

 


References
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http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=13863

 

http://www.judicialwatch.org/archive/2006/SR_academia%20semillas.pdf

 

http://www.nclr.org/content/news/detail/46638/

 

http://washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20070530-094048-2213r.htm

 

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/politics/4875500.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sEfrFoAIn4

 

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=1&vote=00206

 

http://www.adl.org/special_reports/duke_own_words/duke_intro.asp

 

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Sher Zieve is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. (www.thenma.org). The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.

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Poll: Thompson Shakes Up GOP Race

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Some perspective on immigration

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How Congress gives special relief to convicted murderers, smugglers, and other alien law-breakers

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Human evolution reaches a turning point in Gaza

Human evolution reaches a turning point in Gaza.

Behold the Peace of Islam: Picture of the Week

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
 
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The Chief and The Commandant

The Chief and The Commandant

By Michael J. O’Shea

The commandant asks that stories tell themselves. He is overruled by those who rule over stories.

“I never ask you to tell good news stories on our behalf; rather I would just ask that you continue to report objectively. As the fourth estate, you owe that to our fellow Americans.”
General James Conway, Commandant United States Marine Corps

“This tiny remaining corps of reporters becomes a greater and greater problem for the military brass because we are the only people preventing them from telling the story the way they want it told.”
James Glanz, Baghdad bureau chief, The New York Times

What the military wants told is the truth. All of it.
Such as these words, spoken by combat commanders, found at the Pentagon’s website, and, other than Google, scarcely anywhere else.


Iraqi Forces

“Even in the face of great danger that they face every day, they come back to work. They now see and they now believe in themselves as they’re part of — they are the solution, not the coalition forces. They know that they’re the solution for the future.”
“Our Iraqi partners have sacrificed heavily as well, with losses generally two to three times ours or even more.”
“it is the Iraqis that are taking the majority of those attacks, not U.S. forces. And I will tell you the Iraqis are being vigilant. They’re standing up to these attacks; they’re repelling these attacks.”
“And if they see AO Raleigh as a weak spot and a way that’s the path of least resistance, they’re in for a very, very unpleasant surprise. I’m very confident in our abilities. I’m very, very confident in the growing abilities of the Iraqis.”
“Iraqi soldiers and police are martyring themselves to protect all of the people of Iraq.”
“Yes, violence continues, but the Iraqi security forces, supported by our assistance, continue to prevail. I see growth daily in accomplishments of the provincial government, its leaders, and its security forces.”
“But the difference in this army and this police is that they’re making progress while under fire. Most armies train and go into an operation or war having been trained.”  
“This enemy cannot conduct a full-scale coordinated attack on the Iraqi security forces right now simply because the Iraqi security forces’ capability.”
“in some cases, they will go out on their own, accomplish a mission or a task, find some insurgency, find a cache. And they’ll come back and tell us later on. We didn’t even know that they were out there executing that mission. That’s a powerful statement, and that’s huge. And those types of operations was not occurring just six to nine months ago.”
“Our forces will stand shoulder to shoulder, as we have now for almost four years with the Iraqi security forces, until they no longer need our support.”
“Kirkuk remains a dangerous place. We see daily IEDs, rocket attacks, kidnappings, murders and drive-by shootings, all used to intimidate the population and keep them out of the political process. Despite this, we see a resilience in the people, dedication on the part of the Iraqi security forces, and overall determination not to let the terrorists succeed.”
“the greatest successes that are going on in the city of Fallujah right now are completely attributable to the Iraqi police, Colonel Faisal and his police in Fallujah, and Colonel Ali and his Iraqi soldiers there.” 
“It’s still a dangerous place. There’s a lot of violence every single day. The Iraqi security forces, though, are standing up, and I’m proud of them. We conduct operations every single day partnering side by side with them, and I think we’re on the way. I’m very optimistic about the future here.”
“Yes, there are still problems within the Iraqi security forces — some sectarian, some manning and some to do with equipping. But progress is being made, and it’s steady.”
“There are some strong and good things going on, but there are obviously loyalty and training problems. But I like the trend. I’m seeing more and more indications that the Iraqi security forces are becoming more capable, more confident and more comfortable in operations.”

Can the public tell the truth if it’s not told the truth?
Enemy Forces

“we have certain restraints; they don’t. They’re willing to blow up children, girls’ schools in Kirkuk.”
“a three-vehicle Iraqi police convoy was pursuing a suspicious vehicle in Haditha. As they drove past a 12- to 14-year old Iraqi boy riding a bicycle, a bomb in the boy’s backpack detonated killing him instantly.”
“We freed 17 kidnap victims from these two locations. Some of them had been severely beaten with chains, cables, and hoses. One of these victims was a 13-year-old boy who had been grotesquely tortured. In addition to being beaten with whips and hoses, he had had electrical wires connected to his tongue, where he had been subjected to repeated shocks.”
“terrorists in Amiriyah have killed Sunni sheikhs, they’ve indiscriminately killed innocent people, they have shut down access to banks and other municipal services, and the people in these neighborhoods are now taking a stand to separate themselves from al Qaeda.”
“funeral processions, markets and mosques as their targets to create the mass casualties.”
“an adaptive, ruthless and thinking enemy looking to make headlines and undermine stability.”
“The use of poison gas on innocent Iraqi civilians discredits all of the Sunni extremist propaganda of being, quote, ‘an honorable resistance,’ focused on, quote, ‘driving out the infidels.'”
“The increase in sectarian violence in 2006 following the Samarra Mosque bombing did enormous damage, literally tearing the fabric of Iraqi society, changing the demographics of Baghdad neighborhoods, and displacing millions of Iraqis.”
“I’m facing three groups of enemy here in AO Raleigh. The largest group, easily 75 percent, if not more, is al Qaeda..”
“al Qaeda Iraq remains a formidable foe with considerable resilience and a capability to produce horrific attacks, but a group whose ideology and methods have increasingly alienated many in Iraq.”
“our concern is more foreign fighters coming into Iraq at this point than they are hardened capabilities going out.”
“They want to go back to the 7th century, and the people of Iraq — at least what I’m seeing in AO Raleigh on a day-to-day basis — they don’t want that; they want to move forward.”
“this situation would look very different if it weren’t for al Qaeda.”
“80 to 90 percent of the suicide attacks are carried out by foreigners.”
“I had a map prepared that basically showed in one color all those countries where al-Qaida had cells, and then in a different color all those that had al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist cells, and then in a third color those that had cells that wanted to be affiliated with al-Qaida but had not yet earned the secret handshake. And it’s a lot of countries.”
“the IED will probably be the feature weapons system that the enemy will attempt to use against us”

Troops see Iraq’s enemies as America’s enemies; the bureau chief does not.
American Forces

“this is personal. Sergeant Major Coleman has a brother that is getting ready to deploy into Iraq. My director of Administration and Personnel has a son in Iraq. My director of the Rapid Equipping Force has a son that is headed into Iraq. We take this personally. In fact, one-third of the general officers in the United States Army have either a son or a daughter either in theater today or has been to theater, so it is a matter of great import to us.”
“I am a soldier; and our country is at war. It is my privilege to serve.”
“They astound me every day with their agility, lethality and compassion. And we will continue the work to drive a wedge between the insurgents and the population in partnership with the Iraqi army and police.”
“it makes me proud to command this group of 4,000-plus soldiers here in Nineveh province. And the morale is extremely high here. These soldiers care 100 percent about what they’re doing.”
“every day in this fight we’ll have successes mixed with disappointments. So we must take the long view on this. But the successes we’re achieving are testimony to those superb young Americans serving in harm’s way, and they deserve our continuous thanks and prayers.”
“we will respond when it’s in our nation’s vital interest. If there’s any doubt about that, I think the world is probably a less safe place.”
“This region – where America has vital national interests – will not succeed if Iraq and Afghanistan do not succeed, and the U.S. plays a vital role in this cause.”
“it’s going to get harder before it gets easier.”
“Our commanders are fully aware that as they apply pressure in a certain place that it will sometimes result in the movement of the threat to somewhere else.”
“we’re all tired of Iraqis dying. We’re tired of Americans dying.”
“despite the extreme heat — I think today we’re around 112 (degrees); I heard somebody say 123 — often periods of little to no sleep, they eagerly step out the gate and take the fight to the enemy. And even when they take a loss, they haven’t lost their determination. And what makes me proud of them is that they know what they’re stepping into, and they’re eager to get out there and do it.”
“our Marines and our soldiers, our sailors and our airmen in the theater see incremental progress on a daily basis and they want to be able to sustain that progress because they want to be able to succeed and come out with our credibility high”

The commandant believes “the truth shall set you free.” The bureau chief replies, “I am the truth.”

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