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American Intervention Bringing Sunshine and Rainbows to Libya

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Ahh, another day, another nation “enjoying the fruits” of American intervention. From Yahoo! News:   The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant

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Rand Paul vs Rick Perry on Foreign Policy: A 2016 Preview

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There is no debate we’re a country in transition. The only debate is what we’re actually transitioning to, and whether we’ll be better or worse as a people for it. Such transitions challenge trusted traditions to prove they’re still relevant.

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Suicidal Veterans: The Ongoing Legacy of the American Wars

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If Veteran Affairs can’t help people with physical visible diseases, then I don’t know what help can be expected by suicidal veterans. But the number of those who have contemplated suicide is alarming. They need help. According to the Christian

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Barack Obama Did Not Ignore the Islamic State; He and Congress Grew It!

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The headline at Drudge Report last night said, “Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it…” So I clicked on it and came to this McClatchy report: “ Like the rest of the world, the

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Is Vladimir Putin Making Moves to Reconcile Russia to the New World Order?

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A sincere shift in plans, or a shrewd move to buy time? We shall see. From Yahoo! News: Vladimir Putin opened a special meeting of the Kremlin’s Security Council today with an odd statement: “There is no direct military threat

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The Massacre of Christians in Iraq: The West is Silent because the West is Guilty

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If you are a Christian who cheered the invasion of Iraq, what do you think now? From the Telegraph: “Iraqi Christians are raped, murdered and driven from their homes – and the West is silent.” For the first time in

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Peter Hitchens on Flight MH17: “Don’t Be Propagandized!”

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I have to say I’m greatly impressed with Peter Hitchens here. We persist in playing with fire, and then profess shock and outrage when innocents get torched. Here’s an excerpt of his piece in the Daily Mail: “Mourn the victims…

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Tragedy in Ukraine: Interventionism is Arrogance & Stupidity

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When tragedy or injustice occurs, I fully understand the impulse to “do something.” Yet wisdom demands that whatever action we undertake be a “right” response, too. I watched in disbelief Monday morning as a CNN reporter railed about the lack

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To the Pentagon, Congress Does Not Exist: Secret Troops in Somalia Since 2007

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No wonder Congress thinks of itself as useless. Their assigned job is to shut up and increase the budget. From Reuters: U.S. military advisors have secretly operated in Somalia since around 2007 and Washington plans to deepen its security assistance

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Your Tax Dollars at Work: 8 Christians Crucified in Syria

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No, this is not a “blame America first” headline. I’m well aware that Islamic extremism is responsible for all sorts of evil. But there have been Christians in Syria for centuries. In the contemporary world, we haven’t heard of Muslims

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Why Are We Sending Green Berets into Northern Iraq?

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If you were worried about us being gradually entangled in Iraq, stop worrying. There is nothing gradual about what is happening. We are practically rushing in. The latest is that we are sending Green Berets north into Kurdish territory. Jason

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Pentagon: We Need to Ruin American Economy for the Sake of These Endless Interventions

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According to a recent Reuters story, the military is suffering from the problem of “less money, more commitments.” First it was worries over the South China Sea, Afghanistan, Libya, Mali and Syria. Then it was Russia’s annexation of Crimea and

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