Category Archives: Islam and Terrorism

Arming Terrorist is Always a Bad Idea

According to media reports, the Obama administration is considering aiding the rebels fighting to depose Syria’s Shiite-Muslim dictator Bashar Assad by providing them with arms and other support.  Since Assad is a tyrant this may sound like a good idea; that is, until you consider … Continue reading

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LET FREEDOM WIN: A Roadmap for Victory in the Arab-Israeli Conflict (March 2006)

When considering solutions to the vexing conflict between Jews and Arabs in the Levant, the goal that is usually defined by diplomats, academics, and journalists is peace; but as John Ruskin said “You may either win peace or buy it … Continue reading

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Memo to Ralph Malph: Sit On It! (November 2006)

After reading a few of columnist Ralph Peters’ increasingly bizarre articles in the New York Post such as this and this, I felt the overwhelming need to respond because, although it was nice to see Mr. Peters take time off … Continue reading

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SECULARIZATION: The Singular Hope for Freedom, Modernity, and Human Rights in the Middle East (May 2006)

For many centuries, the people of the Middle East have been trapped in a quasi-dark age where the enlightened western concepts of secular government, individual liberty, and human rights have failed to penetrate.  The principal cause of this resistance to … Continue reading

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The Mush Doctrine (November 2006)

Some months ago, I wrote an essay analyzing and defending the basic tenets of what is known as The Bush Doctrine, comparing it favorably to the realist school of foreign policy it replaced.  Sadly, the Churchilian fortitude and visionary leadership … Continue reading

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The Mid-Term Elections (November 2006)

Tuesday November 7, 2006 is Election Day and many polls and pundits are suggesting that the Republican faithful may sit this one out, effectively handing control of Congress to the leftist’s who dominate the Democratic Party.  The most disheartening aspect … Continue reading

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Cindy Sheehan – With a Buzz-cut (October 2006)

On October 19, 2006 ex-Army Ranger Kevin Tillman wrote a bizarre, rambling op-ed piece for the “progressive” web-site truthdig.com in which he accused the Bush Administration of, among other things, engaging in an illegal war, tolerating torture, subverting the Constitution, … Continue reading

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