In my book, Lessons from Fallen Civilizations, I developed a list of ten immutable principles which govern the fall of great peoples and which can be seen to repeat over the last three millennia.
Just one year ago, on September 10, 2014 Obama said that we would degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS.
With the Iran deal now being reviewed by Congress, many of us worry that Obama and team will prove to be even worse negotiators than was Neville Chamberlain.
Stephen Hayes and Tom Joscelyn recently reported that after four years of fierce internecine battles and inexplicable delays, the intelligence community released a few documents (roughly 100) obtained in the raid which killed bin Laden. This number of documents now becoming public is far overdue and paltry, given that Tom Donilon, Obamas then national security advisor, bragged days after the raid, that the collection was equivalent to a small college library. The extremely late and tiny release of what may be one million documents begs the questionwhat are they hiding?
Myriad scandals now engulf the Clinton campaign. There is the destruction of her private email server and thousands of emails, her profiteering from the sale of American uranium to the Russians, and the huge donations to her sham foundation from foreign countries during her tenure as Secretary of State.
In the wake of the Paris shootings and the horrors visited by ISIS upon Syria and Iraq and the genocide of Boko Haram, finally there seems to be an awakening even among some in the western mainstream media that there could be something endemic to Islam itself that accounts for violence occurring nearly everywhere Muslims abound.
What are the commonalities relevant to the Paris attacks, the attack on the Canadian Parliament last October, Mayor de Blasios debacle in New York, and the plight of Seattle-based cartoonist, Molly Norris, the first American journalist forced into hiding by militant Islam?
Question 4: Is it permissible to have intercourse with a female captive?
Despite the grotesque footage of mass executions, beheadings, and crucifixions emanating from what many are calling the new Muslim Caliphate, there are some hopeful signals emanating from the emergence of a free, independent Kurdistan, a new western-friendly Muslim state that can become a beacon of hope for positive change in the extraordinarily troubled Muslim heartland.
There is an aphorism which holds that a liberal will undergo a conversion to conservatism on the day after hes been mugged. While most liberals would find this statement to contain more than a whiff of racism, they miss the point. It actually refers to the fact that liberals are often mugged by reality.
The U.S. now needs a free and stable ally in Kurdistan which can supply basing rights, intelligence, logistical support, and trained military personnel to successfully prosecute this new phase in the Wests war with militant Islam.
By 207 B.C., Rome and its allies on the Italian peninsula had lost approximately 100,000 soldiers to the invading armies of the great Carthaginian general, Hannibal. To make matters more desperate, the Carthaginians were in the final stages of securing massive reinforcements from Phillip V of Macedon. That year the Roman Senate sent a secret group of provocateurs to Northern Greece who started violent insurrections among Phillips disaffected subject peoples to his south. The Macedonian armies never sailed and for next 600 years the course of western civilization would be charted by Rome.
In 627, Mohammad’s earliest biographer, Ibn Ishaq, records that his army held off a twenty-five day siege by Mecca’s ruling tribe, the Quraysh, at his redoubt near Medina
In attending the occupation of Oakland, I was struck by how the American Left has coalesced around the advocacy of Saul Alinsky, a man that 99% of the so called 99%ers have doubtlessly never heard of.
The Iranian regime continues to defy the world with its nuclear ambitions. If Israel were to attack the nuke sites, as many observers believe could happen soon, who benefits? And should the United States play any part in military action?
The crisis facing the Golden State serves as a powerful cautionary tale for the rest of America. If the United States follows the missteps of California, it will find the same fate.
During the decade of the 150s B.C., Cato the Elder invariably brought a fresh fig to the Senate as a prop to illustrate the fact that it could easily arrive via the short voyage from Carthage, Rome’s mortal enemy.
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