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Posts by moni kerr

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  • After Action Report 11-02-2005 - Weekly Wed Tucson Military Recruiting Protest and WCW Rally

    11/06/2005 7:12:54 PM PST · 8 of 14
    moni kerr to \/\/ayne

    Good work Wayne. Keep it up.

  • Op Infinite Freep... Protest Commie moonbats on Nov 2nd

    10/20/2005 4:13:18 PM PDT · 46 of 47
    moni kerr to Thunder90
    I just posted an expose of this group here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1506169/posts
  • A new front group get commercial ariplay on Air America radio

    10/20/2005 4:08:20 PM PDT · 6 of 12
    moni kerr to PeteB570
    Most conservatives might not listen to AAR, just like most conservatives would not participate in anti-war demonstrations. That does not mean that nobody notices.

    In fact conservatives did notice who was behind the anti-war movement http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/862716/posts. That is on the homepage of Free Republic btw, didn't you notice?

    You ignore the proliferation of totalitarian front groups at your own peril. They are a danger to free peoples everywhere. We need to expose them in order to marginalize them. Not ignore them as they work their way into the mainstream and gain legitimacy.

  • A new front group get commercial ariplay on Air America radio

    10/20/2005 2:18:27 PM PDT · 1 of 12
    moni kerr
    I've reprinted this from my blog. Nobody seems to have noticed that a front group for the Revolutionary Communist Party, a group that openly agitates for the overthrow of the American system of governemnt is running ads on Air America Radio. Is AAR just unaware or are they really that strapped for cash?
  • UK anti-Bush letters spark outrage

    10/19/2004 10:59:27 AM PDT · 25 of 30
    moni kerr to finnman69

    I did my part. I signed up to get a name, with no intention of writing. Just wanted to get one person's name off the Guardian list.

  • Swift Boat ads roiling campaign waters (bias alert)

    08/23/2004 9:58:46 AM PDT · 27 of 31
    moni kerr to rudy45
    The Ferguson quote is used in a misleading manner.

    Republicans have no such luck this time, and so they scramble to reassure themselves that they nevertheless are doing the right thing, voting against a war hero. The simplest way to do this is to convince themselves that the war hero isn't really a war hero. If sufficient doubt about Kerry's record can be raised, we can vote for Bush without remorse. But the calculations are transparently desperate. Reading some of the anti-Kerry attacks over the last several weeks, you might conclude that this is the new conservative position: A veteran who volunteered for combat duty, spent four months under fire in Vietnam, and then exaggerated a bit so he could go home early is the inferior, morally and otherwise, of a man who had his father pull strings so he wouldn't have to go to Vietnam in the first place.

    Needless to say, the proposition will be a hard sell in those dim and tiny reaches of the electorate where voters have yet to make up their minds. Indeed, it's far more likely that moderates and fence-sitters will be disgusted by the lengths to which partisans will go to discredit a rival. But this anti-Kerry campaign is not designed to win undecided votes. It's designed to reassure uneasy minds.

  • Need FReeper Help With Understanding Something (Milosovic)

    08/17/2004 1:49:57 PM PDT · 34 of 34
    moni kerr to itssoamusing
    Yugoslavia means roughly 'land of the south slavs'. Under the Communist Tito the country was organized along federal lines with 6 republics (Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia). However, the decision to give Bosnia-Hercegovian republic status did not sit well with either Croats or Serbs, both of whom had at one time or another administered the territory. To complicate things further B-H was the scene of the Croat fascist sponsored genocide against Serbs (1941-45) and was also the main battleground for the the 3-way civil war between Croat Ustasha, Serb Chetniks and the Communist Partisans (most of whom incidently were Bosnian Serbs).

    Sometime during the 50's and 60's the Slavic Muslims of B-H began to develop a national identity based primarily on their religious heritage. Originally there were 5 founding nations (peoples) Serbs, Slovenes, Croats, Montenegrens and Macedonians. The 1963 Constitution recognized 'Muslim' as a people. That is as a Slavic people, since Albanian muslims were not granted the same status, always a sore point for them.

    The issue of identity was one of the primary causes of the Yugoslav civil wars. The various nationalities reaserted themselves strongly once the bonds of communism came undone. Milosevic gets most of the blame for starting this trend, but it was probably inevitable anyway. Tudjman should certainly share the blame. During the Slovenian war, a friend of mine remarked with a mixture of disappointment and admiration, that the Slovenes were behaving like Serbs. What they were doing was asserting their national identity. The Bosnian Muslims did the same but with disasterous results. The Albanians were much more successful in that they convinced the world that the disaster of the Bosnian war would be repeated if the nobody intervened.

  • THREE OCCUPATIONS: There Ain't No "Model," and None are Without Problems

    05/25/2004 8:54:40 PM PDT · 14 of 23
    moni kerr to LS

    Good one! You really should submit this for publication somewhere. Maybe frontpagemag.com ?

  • Daily Dish:THE CHASTENING,THE CASE STANDS - JUST,THE INEXCUSABLE,WINNING THE WAR

    05/10/2004 9:04:50 AM PDT · 6 of 8
    moni kerr to vbmoneyspender
    I agree. The important event was the appointment of a Baathist general to command the Falluhja brigade. The site of a fat war criminal strutting around in his RG uniform scared the willies out of the Shiites. They seem to have realized that they need to get their collective act together and take a stand against thuggery.
  • Punk Bands Release Anti-Bush Protest CD

    04/20/2004 7:32:19 AM PDT · 26 of 50
    moni kerr to wbill
    I'll see your site and raise you 2 more;

    http://www.oldpunks.com/

    http://www.punkvoterlies.blogspot.com/

  • U.S. Preparing Long Iraq Drive to Quell Unrest

    04/10/2004 1:02:37 PM PDT · 4 of 11
    moni kerr to demlosers
    William L. Nash, a retired Army major general and veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf war and the Bosnia mission, said that while combat in Falluja, Ramadi, Najaf and other hot spots drew public attention, "the key to success remains in the political field, not the battlefield."

    That's the first time I've seen any major media recognize the situation for what it is, a political crisis not a military crisis.

    The wednesday night news on one Canadian network sounded like the fall of Saigon was happening all over again.

  • When the Edge Moved to the Middle

    04/09/2004 9:34:36 PM PDT · 1 of 2
    moni kerr
  • Does anyone remember the POWELL DOCTRINE???

    04/09/2004 9:15:15 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    moni kerr to M 91 u2 K
    Turning Iraq into a viable, free and democratic country would go a long way towards achieving the objective of defeating radical Islam.
  • A Shiite War?

    04/09/2004 9:45:28 AM PDT · 2 of 7
    moni kerr to quidnunc
    Left alone Sadr will discredit himself.
  • Allies in the War on Terror Fail Democratic Standards, New Study Reports

    04/06/2004 9:31:09 PM PDT · 4 of 6
    moni kerr to Indy Pendance
    News flash; KEY FRENCH ALLIES IN OPPOSING THE LIBERATION OF IRAQ FAIL DEMOCRATIC STANDARDS. Cuba, Sudan, North Korea, China, Zimbabwe, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Russia...
  • Granted, Nirvana revived rock, but the band has Britney to answer for too

    04/06/2004 5:52:13 PM PDT · 57 of 58
    moni kerr to weegee
    The White Stripes would still exist. They get their lead from Billy Childish, not Kurt Cobain.

    Don't forget the Yardbirds. Preferably with Jeff Beck.

  • Granted, Nirvana revived rock, but the band has Britney to answer for too

    04/06/2004 5:50:33 PM PDT · 56 of 58
    moni kerr to the OlLine Rebel
    If you can't dance to it, I don't wanna hear it. I don't care if you think it's cheesy or nerdy or geeky or "gay", if it's danceable in any possible way, I will probably like it. 1 of the reasons I like country, too. People *actually* dance in country places.

    Wow, that's pretty much my feeling as well. Though for some strange reason I can't dance to Latin music or disco.

  • Granted, Nirvana revived rock, but the band has Britney to answer for too

    04/06/2004 5:46:36 PM PDT · 55 of 58
    moni kerr to bc2
    Ok, you said it for me: Sonic Youth is also excellent. IMO, the most interesting band since the Velvet Underground.
  • West 'guilty' over Rwanda genocide

    04/06/2004 5:34:20 PM PDT · 40 of 47
    moni kerr to Heyworth
    Watching the "Frontline" last week on Rwanda, the thing that appalled me the most (after the piles of butchered bodies, that is) was the State Dept. spokesman studiously avoiding using the word "genocide" and fumbling with the answer when someone asked if she was under orders not to use that word. The other thing was everyone in a position of authority saying "we didn't know." Everyone knew. It was on the news every night for three months. They didn't WANT to know, because then they would have been obligated to do something.

    Yet the 'G' word was used regarding Kosovo, despite the lack of evidence there.

  • Europe's Old Disease Returns

    03/30/2004 2:09:14 PM PST · 1 of 16
    moni kerr
    Ok. I know I'm probably comitting sacrelidge by posting this here, but I can't help myself. This is actually a sober assessment of anti-semitism and the new alliance between the left and Islamists. Is sanity making a creeping return to the Democratic party?
  • Misreading the United States on Iraq's Transformation (Good article from the Middle-East)

    03/24/2004 9:46:41 PM PST · 5 of 5
    moni kerr to quidnunc
    Lest some find this argument - that autocracy breeds terrorism - deceptive, it is worth recalling it was one that America's most vociferous critics floated after Sept. 11. But that was before they realized that such an opinion placed them in the same boat as Bush administration hawks. Once they did, they preferred to backtrack, on the assumption that anti-Americanism is always more rewarding than consistency.

    That's one of the best descriptions of how contorted and morally corrupted the left has become. And all simply because they hate George Bush

  • "Kerry is everything George Bush is not"

    03/15/2004 10:55:28 PM PST · 43 of 48
    moni kerr to longtermmemmory
    United North America? Hmmm. I like it!! :)
  • Pilger on the US and terrorism [Australia]

    03/10/2004 4:11:35 PM PST · 12 of 18
    moni kerr to optimistically_conservative
    We all really need to be worried about what a syphalitic ridden, perversion of nature such as John Pilger has to spew.
  • CIA director disputes Cheney assertions on Iraq

    03/09/2004 7:35:18 PM PST · 8 of 13
    moni kerr to Tumbleweed_Connection
    Tenet, who pointed out that the Pentagon, too, had disavowed the document, said he learned of the article Monday night, and he planned to speak with Cheney about the CIA's view of the Feith document.

    Not exactly disavowed.

    News reports that the Defense Department recently confirmed new information with respect to contacts between al Qaeda and Iraq in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee are inaccurate.

    A letter was sent to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Oct. 27, 2003, from Douglas J. Feith, under secretary of defense for policy, in response to follow-up questions from his July 10 testimony. One of the questions posed by the committee asked the department to provide the reports from the intelligence community to which he referred in his testimony before the committee. These reports dealt with the relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda.

    The letter to the committee included a classified annex containing a list and description of the requested reports, so that the committee could obtain the reports from the relevant members of the intelligence community.

    The items listed in the classified annex were either raw reports or products of the CIA, the National Security Agency or, in one case, the Defense Intelligence Agency. The provision of the classified annex to the Intelligence Committee was cleared by other agencies and done with the permission of the intelligence community. The selection of the documents was made by DoD to respond to the committee’s question. The classified annex was not an analysis of the substantive issue of the relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda, and it drew no conclusions.

    Individuals who leak or purport to leak classified information are doing serious harm to national security; such activity is deplorable and may be illegal.

    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2003/nr20031115-0642.html

  • When is a proof? (A**-Clown, Double Barf Bag ALert, CODE RED)

    02/25/2004 11:45:12 AM PST · 60 of 60
    moni kerr to .cnI redruM
    I thought it was rather simply stated. In mathematics, one test for a proof is it's logical validity (the 'right wing'definition). The other, 'left wing' proof is concensus. The first is rational, the second is fallacious. Citing popular opinion is not a valid test for truthfulness.

    However, he leaves out another test; is it empirically verifiable. Most 'right wingers' deal with the world as it is whereas most left wingers tend to deal with the world as they want it to be. Leftist theories can be quite logical although I find that they most often skip the empirical test.

  • Trekkers' paradise is Nepalis' hell

    01/31/2004 8:47:12 PM PST · 5 of 12
    moni kerr to Tailgunner Joe
    The "worship" of Mao is just a cult, devoid of ideology, just as the international commercialization of Argentina's communist folk hero Che Guevara is just a T-shirt image with no body.

    I loved that line!

  • IN THE SHADOW OF THE WARRIOR-STATE

    01/18/2004 5:07:43 PM PST · 7 of 7
    moni kerr to SamKeck
    Ahh, Ted Rall. He's convinced himself that overthrowing the Taliban was all about the US building an oil/gas pipeline and no amount of condratictory evidence or lack of corroborating evidence is ever going to change his mind.
  • Defense bleatings?

    12/22/2003 2:14:08 PM PST · 12 of 17
    moni kerr to JohnGalt
    But the US was not "hoping Saddam would prevail over Iran". The Carter Admin quietly encouraged Saddam to invade Iran. The Iranians it was believed would then turn to the US to replenish their stocks of weapons and spares. Unfortunately for Carter, the Vietnamese had large stocks of US weapons and spares which they were more than willing to sell or trade for oil.

    In fact the Reagan Admin pursued a policy which was designed to ecourage a protracted and costly stalemate between the two sides (intelligence data was also being passed to Iran and Israel was selling weapons to Iran). Rumsfeld's visit to Saddam was to pave the way for a normalization of relations (the embassy in Baghdad was reopened a few months later). Starting in 1985, the US began secret 'arms for hostages' deals with the Iranians which then morphed into an attempt at diplomatic rapproachment. Thus the Iran-Contra scandal was born.

  • Invitation to September 11

    12/22/2003 1:24:08 PM PST · 6 of 16
    moni kerr to ravingnutter
    The article clearly states that Reagan wanted retaliation, it was Weinberger who pulled the plug on action.

    Do you mean to say that the Secretary of Defence overruled the President? If Reagan was persuaded to make the wrong decision, it was still his decision to make.

    The 'politics' that influenced the decision not to retaliate was probably the desire to seek a rapproachment with Iran.

  • Letter to President regarding Links of Saddam to 9/11

    12/20/2003 10:39:35 AM PST · 12 of 14
    moni kerr to PAPADOC_Flamingo
    Outstanding!!!
  • Washington tunes in to Iranian radio (Takes callers from Iran - must read)

    12/03/2003 10:08:19 PM PST · 7 of 11
    moni kerr to freedom44
    More Muslims asking the US for help in freeing them from oppression.

    If that's the case Ramsey Clark will be the first to defend the theocracy, all under the banner 'defender of the oppressed'.

    How is that America can produce someone noble like George W. Bush and at the same time someone as debased as Clark?

  • President Bush is eating in my undisclosed location (UPDATE: Undisclosed location is IRAQ!)

    11/27/2003 1:23:51 PM PST · 1,020 of 1,992
    moni kerr to ChiefKujo
    Happy Thanksgiving America!! You have one fine President and I hope he gets himself a second term. The world needs him.

    BTW, is this shaping up to be one of the longest threads?

  • Judge Is Shot Dead As Iraqis Hatred Of Occupiers Grows

    11/04/2003 6:01:23 PM PST · 8 of 8
    moni kerr to blam
    Cockburn is perfidious hack. His 'journalism' consists mainly of stringing together a few anecdotes, some heresay and as many unverfied rumours as can be supplied by unnamed witnesses.
  • World Bank 'to approve' $4bn central Asian pipeline

    10/29/2003 8:38:30 PM PST · 6 of 6
    moni kerr to MJY1288
    Gore Vidal has scratched so vigorously he's gotten past the hard stuff and is now digging out the grey matter from under his fingernails.
  • Arabian nightmare

    10/29/2003 8:34:11 PM PST · 7 of 10
    moni kerr to TexKat
    There was anger that resistance fighters could be so careless of the lives of ordinary Iraqis.

    One place to start would be to stop calling these killers resistance fighters. That would help narrow the range of cognitive dissonance that permeats the region and it's people. I mean Arabs mainly, but Guardian reporters can be included.

  • Al Qaeda Bogeyman at Work as U.S. Rethinks Balkans

    10/11/2003 9:39:29 PM PDT · 48 of 60
    moni kerr to inquest
    The Croats were not aligned with Bosnian Muslims during the war. They drove them out of Mostar at gunpoint and burned people alive in their homes. They also blew up mosques quite regularly.

    The info in the Wtimes seems to come from Croatian sources who have their own agenda. Its not likely to be very reliable.

  • Al Qaeda Bogeyman at Work as U.S. Rethinks Balkans

    10/10/2003 1:14:43 AM PDT · 25 of 60
    moni kerr to inquest
    Not what 'terrorism' is but rather the motives of terrorists. Not all Bosnian Muslim terrorists share the Islamofascists' goals. Most of them are probably just seeking revenge. Just like a lot of Croat and Serb terrorists. Revenge for things that happened in the 90's, or WW2 or WW1 or even further back. They just won't let go of the past.
  • Al Qaeda Bogeyman at Work as U.S. Rethinks Balkans

    10/10/2003 1:03:40 AM PDT · 24 of 60
    moni kerr to Cicero
    The extract from the Washington Times gave the impression that attacks on Croatian churches and civillians was something to be uniquely outraged about. Attacks like that are not unique to Bosnian Muslims.

    But yes, we did get an earful about Serb atrocities, perhaps because those were the most visible and obvious ones.

    A whole different question is, what is in the national security interest of the United States, and what promotes the stability of Europe?

    An appropriate question. Less conflict and more stability might be good place to start (sorry for stating the obvious). Letting Croatian or Serbian nationalists handle security is not in anybody's interest except those two groups.

    As an aside, was it in Europe's and America's best interests when the Croatians ethnically cleansed the Krajina Serbs? I think we all know who aided and abetted that one.

  • Al Qaeda Bogeyman at Work as U.S. Rethinks Balkans

    10/09/2003 10:29:11 AM PDT · 8 of 60
    moni kerr to inquest
    Atrocities in the Balkans are not exclusively perpetrated by Slavic Muslims. If the Croats could ditch their fond memories of the Ustasha and the Serbs give up their perpetual god of victimhood they could both begin to reclaim some moral ground. But until that happens they will all keep on behaving badly. In the Balkans, the past is prologue. No one there wants to talk honestly about what wrongs their side has done, only about what wrongs have been done to them.
  • Sudan repeats compensation call for 1998 factory bombing by US

    09/29/2003 5:06:21 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    moni kerr to Shermy
    So how much are they asking for?
  • Liberation theology and the Iraq War

    09/27/2003 3:48:40 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    moni kerr to EsclavoDeCristo
    The following is also courtesy of Seamus Murphy;

    The case for a just war against Saddam

    CATHOLIC thinking about war (so-called 'just war' theory) operates on two levels. At the universal transcendent level of ideals, the issue is simple: war is evil. Justified or otherwise, war always involves slaughter and destruction. Intentionally or otherwise, wars always kill the innocent.

    Another ideal is also simple: injustice and aggression are evil. The world cannot ignore them. It is at the practical political level in particular situations that ideals have to be balanced and implemented. Moral goals include finding ways to avoid war, while being ready to fight to maintain the rule of law and deal with aggressors.

    Catholic thought holds that peace and justice must be pursued jointly, that the state's duty to protect its citizens from crime extends to protecting them from foreign aggression, and that as a result war may sometimes be the lesser evil. To argue that it would be wrong to go to war with Iraq because war involves killing would be to confuse the two levels, losing sight of the practical level. It represents a fundamentalism which sees peace as simply the absence of war and as the only moral value at stake. Two of the conditions for a 'just war' are right intention and proportionality. Right intention is to promote peace and justice prudently, i.e. in a realistic political way.

    The philosopher Clausewitz noted that war is meaningless apart from the political intentions underlying it. Accordingly, a government cannot have a right political intention unless it has grasped the other side's intention and is responding accordingly. The 'right intention' condition can be violated, not just by aggression, but also by a naive utopianism in denial about hard realities or by a legalism demanding an inappropriate standard of proof (the "beyond-all-reasonable-doubt" standard in criminal trials) of hostile intention before acting. Clausewitz's point also explains why focusing on Saddam's weapons cannot decide the issue. If the UN inspectors find no more weapons of mass destruction, doves will say that it proves Iraq doesn't have them and hawks that it shows how well they are hidden.

    But if a lot more are found and destroyed, doves will say that it means Iraq is now safely disarmed and hawks that it proves how determined Saddam is to get such weapons. The real issue is Saddam's intention in trying to acquire them, particularly nuclear weapons.

    Through 16 UN resolutions over 12 years, the international community has repeated that Iraq must surrender such weapons. To no avail: Saddam has repeatedly made it clear that he is determined to acquire them. While the UN's political determination (i.e. its right intention) has steadily weakened, his determination has not weakened at all. Given his past record of starting wars there is a well-founded fear that he intends to use those weapons someday.

    Such aggressive intent must be confronted by a right intention, namely, a prompt and determined intention to overcome and if possible forestall that aggression. This can only be done by a change of regime. Unfortunately, right intention is scarce in public opinion. The 'proportionality' condition requires that the goods at stake be worth fighting for and that the suffering war brings be not out of proportion to them. The benefits gained or evils avoided by going to war must be at least equal to those resulting from not going to war.

    A government must always weigh the consequences of not going to war, including the possibility of a far more destructive war later. Sanctions on Iraq are increasingly ineffectual, so the suffering they cause violates proportionality and is unjustifiable. While war now would have large costs, not going to war would be costly too in terms of greatly increased prestige for a dictator, continued repression of Iraqis, and loss of UN authority with huge consequences for future efforts to deter aggression elsewhere.

    There are important values here which ought not be lost. Besides, there is a better than even chance that Saddam will go to war in the future, and at a time of his choosing, using nuclear weapons to deter UN military opposition. War would be far costlier then. It is precisely because Iraq probably does not yet have nuclear weapons that the proportionality condition can still be met.

    Overall, the option that most nearly meets the proportionality condition is for the UN to go to war now, at the time that gives the US army the best chance of a speedy victory.

    Seamus Murphy SJ teaches philosophy at Milltown Institute. He is a Jesuit.

  • The Shadow War: Euro vs. Dollar

    09/18/2003 2:05:59 AM PDT · 4 of 22
    moni kerr to KMAJ2
    One may see the clash of civilisations as the academic theory that is playing today the same role as the domino effect theory did in the Cold War era. They both offer attractive but unsound simplifications.

    Not really.

    The ground situation today, especially after the U.S.-led attack on Iraq, gives scant support to the clash of civilisations thesis. The assumption, generally unstated, is that it is part of a conflict between the Christian' West and the Islamic world. This belief appears to be particularly strong in India and the Islamic world. It is based on the fundamental misconception that religion (Christianity) plays the same role in the West as Hinduism and Islam play in the East. The reality is that the West, Europe in particular, sees itself not as Christian but secular humanistic. Unlike Indians — both Hindus and Muslims — many of who are prepared to lay down their lives to defend their religion, it would be hard to find a handful of Europeans prepared to do so in the defence of Christianity or the Church. In accepting Huntington's clash of civilisations thesis, Indians and other Asiatics have essentially projected their own religiosity on to the people and countries of the West. Interestingly, Westerners, Americans in particular, are making the opposite mistake by applying secular humanistic measures in interpreting the deeply religious East. The fact that their contact is limited to the Westernised urban elite, which they take to be representative of the country as a whole, has only reinforced their misperceptions.

    Actually the West is overwhelmingly Christian, and our values are a mix of Christian and secular values. Our fight with the Islamists is about values. It is a fight about the fundamental characteristics of our civilization and theirs. To form his opinion the author has probably had too much contact with the liberal 'elite' in the West.

    The clash of civilisations thesis also fails to explain the split within the Anglo-European block, with France and Germany opposing the U.S. policy almost as fiercely as Iraqi soldiers opposing American soldiers.

    Wrong again. The split occurs because some in the EU (Germany and France) are actively trying to assert the EU as the core state in the West, and supplant the US in that role. Clashes are inevitable.

    Some analysts have recognised that there is an economic dimension to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which sits on oil reserves second only to Saudi Arabia's. This may be valid but it is only part of the picture: there is a deeper economic struggle that the United States is waging to preserve its economic supremacy in the world. This now has taken the form of an unseen war between the Euro and the Dollar for which Iraq has become the military beachhead. It has enormous consequences for the future of the world order.

    By invading and rebuilding Iraq the US may not only weaken the EU as a rival for status and economic power, but may also create a potential core state within the Arab portion of the Islamic civilization, that would then be indebted to the US. This should be built on a close alliance with the Iraqi Shias, who are a logical ally in the war against the mainly Sunni Islamofascists.

  • An Old Urban Legend: Confused by the Copernican Cliche

    09/09/2003 9:10:08 PM PDT · 28 of 34
    moni kerr to Lonesome in Massachussets
    Thanks for mentioning Koestler. The Sleepwalkers is a great read!!
  • Debunking Edward Said

    09/08/2003 8:18:52 PM PDT · 3 of 7
    moni kerr to JerseyHighlander
    Said learned from the master of invective and insult himself, Noam Chomsky.
  • Religion? Phoo-ey: Society has been hurt far more by philosophy

    09/08/2003 8:05:49 PM PDT · 28 of 106
    moni kerr to Tailgunner Joe
    A very sketchy article. Christians have certainly resisted and opposed tyranny throughout the ages, but not always. Charles V was as much a Christian as the German Princes. Just because one is a Christian does not mean that one resists tyranny. Most Christian Germans supported the tyranny of the Nazis. And recently didn't John Paul II oppose the overthrow of Saddam Hussein?
  • Farah tried to plead with the US troops but she was killed anyway

    09/07/2003 10:08:35 AM PDT · 9 of 19
    moni kerr to tyen
    The story is certainly slanted to imply that this sort of incident is a standard occurrance in Iraq. American soldiers are trigger happy, unthinking and unfeeling brutes etc.. etc.. Yawn.

    Not everthing goes smoothly. I shudder to think of how the Chinese, Russian or any Arab army would conduct an occupation and reconstruction effort in a nation of 24 million.
  • VICTIMS and LIBERATORS vs. VILLAINS and LIARS

    08/10/2003 11:44:10 PM PDT · 35 of 43
    moni kerr to Ragtime Cowgirl
    ping
  • US buying bubble could burst the world economy

    07/28/2003 12:07:13 PM PDT · 5 of 51
    moni kerr to Willie Green
    Well, as most most economists would say, "on the other hand..."
  • Iran hits back in worsening spat with Canada (accuses Vancouver PD of murder)

    07/25/2003 11:12:47 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    moni kerr to mhking
    I'm really curious as to how this will play out in our relativistic, multicultural loving press.
  • European Newspapers Criticize US Photos Of Saddam's Sons [Wild Accusations]

    07/25/2003 10:56:56 AM PDT · 12 of 15
    moni kerr to BunnySlippers
    "It appears that the photos were meant as visual and strongly emotional stimuli to act as a counterweight to the continuously growing, rationally well-founded criticism of the Iraq war,"

    RFLMAO!!