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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Thursday Thinker:Updated

This piece has been making the rounds of the blogosphere "The Peace Racket" by Bruce Bawer in case you are wondering what they are studying in 'peace' study programs, well it is socialist totalitarianism. It is a must read article and ties in nicely with last night's rant.

This purports to be wise counsel, a motto for the millennium. In reality, it’s wishful thinking that doesn’t follow logically from the history of the cold war, or of any war. For the cold war’s real lesson is the same one that Sun Tzu and Vegetius taught: conflict happens; power matters. It’s better to be strong than to be weak; you’re safer if others know that you’re ready to stand up for yourself than if you’re proudly outspoken about your defenselessness or your unwillingness to fight. There’s nothing mysterious about this truth. Yet it’s denied not only by the Peace Center film but also by the fast-growing, troubling movement that the center symbolizes and promotes. Call it the Peace Racket.

Update: From Rusty at the Jawa Report is this disturbing video, jihadis set a little boy on fire to intimidate the parents. I commented on Rusty's site that our troops would be all over this, treating the kid as their own and assuring the best of care, all she had to do was flag down a passing US patrol group.

This piece on Hillary is also a must read from AmSpec's Jeffery Lord comparing her to Captain Queeg of the Caine Mutiny. He's right you know. We can't let that woman get close to real power, imagine the abuse.
The last must read for now is from American Thinker's Amil Amani on the mad mullahs of Iran and the opium they smoke, opiate addiction is rampant in Iran, it keeps the masses subdued.

America and her quasi-backboned "allies" have a huge problem that grows by the day. Expectedly, there are as many analyses of our problem as there are "experts" to tell us what to think. A deluge of Western analysts have their diverse expert opinions regarding the "Mullah Problem" and what do about it. Some strategists advocate a military solution that ranges from full invasion of Iran to selective bombardment of its burgeoning nuclear centers and related facilities. Others are proponents of imposing economic sanctions of various types and severity. Still others feel that we simply have to learn to live with the inevitable-those "crazy" Mullahs with the bomb.

Meanwhile my favorite traveling Aunt from Michigan is in my neck of the woods and is coming by for a visit, maybe we can get a round of golf in while she's here.


Bar Kochba said...

I'm not quite sure who first said that he who desires peace must prepare for war but he was one smart guy!

Gayle said...

Blasted Jihadists! That poor child. It breaks my heart!