Tagged: ISIS

The Futility of Terror

The Futility of Terror

You are probably reeling from the latest horror inflicted on civilization by the terrorists. Who wouldn’t be shaken this morning? All those kids – preteens and early teens slaughtered and maimed in the Manchester bombing....

Trapped in Mideast Madness

Trapped in Mideast Madness

  America finds itself fighting on both sides of a religious war in the Middle East. In Iraq, US troops are helping the Shia government purge the ISIS infection. In Yemen, a US destroyer is...

Don’t Give ISIS Credit

Don’t Give ISIS Credit

  I don’t think Omar Mateen’s devastating terror attack was caused by ISIS or any other Islamic sect. It looks to me like the work of his own personal demons. He was a dangerously...

Another Blood Bath

Another Blood Bath

  What will it take to make Congress pass sensible gun control legislation? When will the shameful cowards revolt against their NRA overlords and serve the people as they’re supposed to be doing? Surely...

The Evangelical Extremists

The Evangelical Extremists

  The Founding Fathers took the trouble to separate the state from religion in the US Constitution, but a resurgent political movement seems determined to turn the country into a theocracy. I am not talking about Islamic...

Panic is Not the Answer

Panic is Not the Answer

  It is unarguably disturbing when a couple as apparently ordinary as the San Bernardino mass murderers turn out to be secret terrorists. It chillingly reinforces the truism that nobody can tell what’s in...

The Politics of Oil

The Politics of Oil

  New reserves have been discovered and new technologies have been developed making North America possibly the largest oil and gas producer on the planet. Meanwhile, new evidence is constantly emerging to emphasize the...

With Friends Like These…

With Friends Like These…

  Turkey’s downing of a Russian bomber is prompting internet chatter about World War III. Turkey is a US ally, and the incident is sure to cause another confrontation with Russia. America will undoubtedly...

Turn Down the Volume

Turn Down the Volume

  Viewing the TV news these days, you might feel as if you’re watching “Scary Movie III.” Belgium declares a state of emergency at the highest level and pleads with the public not to...

Sins of Our Fathers

Sins of Our Fathers

  I confess: I had no idea where Mali is. I had to look it up when I read about the latest terrorist atrocity this morning. According to the news report, gunmen shouting Islamic...