American Christians and the US Military in the Eyes of the World

To Christians outside the United States, American Christians send a very mixed message.  The following exchange from happened between an  American teaching English as a second language in Australia and his Iraqi student: I had an incredibly interesting exchange with a 20-year-old Iraqi man regarding Christianity and American foreign policy. Ledan and I meet weekly to work on English and to talk about the Bible. In fact, when I first met him and learned he was from Iraq, I instinctively Read more […]

Travels of Clock-Making Kid Cause Concern

Ahmed Mohammed achieved notoriety on the national stage when he made a clock that school officials thought was a bomb.  When the news of his arrest and his being handcuffed made the news, President Barach Obama came to the boy’s defense touting him as a kid who was interested in science. In the weeks since the clock-making incident happened, Ahmed has been traveling and meeting some influential people.  Most recently he headed to visit the home country of his father–Sudan.  While there, Read more […]

Obama Supports Fighters against ISIS & Attacks Fighters against ISIS

Our crazy foreign policy that attacks fighters against ISIS will leave a trail of suffering and torture. After amazing government waste and incompetence in Syria, we now suddenly have a new plan that is sure to work better . (It is difficult to imagine anything working worse!) But the new plan is completely contradictory! The Associated Press reports, “Pentagon giving up on building new Syrian rebel force.” The U.S. is abandoning its goal of training a new force of moderate Syrian rebels Read more […]

Why Is The US Risking War In the Middle East To Save Muslims But Not Christians?

The news out of Syria seems to indicate that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on their own people.  That has Obama and US officials outraged.  They are preparing to take military action against the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad.  Russia has warned us not to use military force against the Assad regime and Iran has threatened all-out war if we do. UN investigators are in Syria trying to determine if chemical weapons were used or not.  The death toll is unclear, but the estimate Read more […]

What’s Driving Middle East Uprisings?

Much has been written about the various uprisings which have been gaining strength and momentum since 2008. Usually it takes the tack of focusing on the abuses of the particular regime in question, because the press tends to see things through the eyes of the official underdog in any story based around conflict. Supply side economists like me have pointed to the ways in which monetary debasement by the United States helped set off a wave of food price spikes and launched an Inflation Intifada. But Read more […]

Mr. Obama’s War

The dog is being wagged as the White House finally decides to openly give military help to Syrian “rebels.” The mainstream U.S. media are acting like this is all a new and sudden development, when the military buildup and increasing tensions in and around Syria have been well-known to the rest of the world. On the heels of wargames conducted last weekend by the U.S. on the Jordan-Syria border, the United States and 18 other nations are beginning a 12-day series of exercises called “Eager Lion,” Read more […]

On Drones, Part 2: Blowback

The word “blowback” usually riles people up. Whenever you mention that our failed international policies might be negatively impacting our domestic security, people like to call you “anti-American” or “unpatriotic.” Some people seem to think that using diplomacy rather than force to get our way in the world is akin to the appeasement policies of Neville Chamberlain. Most “conservatives” prefer Teddy Roosevelt’s “big stick” policy. Minus the “speaking softly” part, of course. Read more […]