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  • The Better Side of Pacifism, As Seen in a New Movie

    11/05/2016 9:46:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Better Side of Pacifism, As Seen in a New Movie Msgr. Charles Pope • November 4, 2016 • Pacifism can be understood in various ways. In one way it is the refusal to engage in any violent or armed conflict. In this sense, it is a refusal to take part in a certain kind of battle. This sort of pacifism has little appeal and comes off as unrealistic at best and cowardly at worst.But there is another understanding of pacifism: actively resisting evil in a nonviolent way. With this sort of pacifism one does engage in the battle,...
  • Europe at a Crossroads: 'The Pacifist Streak in German Politics Is a Problem'

    02/21/2017 6:25:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | February 17, 2017 10:27 AM | Markus Becker
    The future of NATO and trans-Atlantic relations will be at the top of the agenda at the Munich Security Conference, which begins on Friday. British political scientist Anthony Glees says that Germany must become a muscular democracy and take the lead in Europe. [] The largest weight is now on Germanys shoulders. Chancellor Merkel must continue to convince people of the EUs importance; she must spearhead the effort to redefine the EU. In order to do this, Germany must become a muscular democracy. It needs to shoulder far more responsibility for the physical security of Europe, especially Eastern Europe and...
  • Book Review: A Time to Kill (The Myth of Christian Pacifism)

    11/14/2016 1:31:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A Time to Kill (The Myth of Christian Pacifism) Greg Hopkins, paperback, 302 pages, $19.95 I was an agnostic/practicing atheist for 40 years. I have been an active Christian for a little over 4 years. When Greg Hopkins approached me at the Gun Rights Policy conference in Tamp, Florida, two months ago, I welcomed the opportunity to read his book and write a review. I do not write book reviews unless I have actually read the book. Readers might be surprised to know that many reviews are written by authors, as a favor to people who the author wishes...
  • Liberal fascism exposed in Seacoast Peace Response

    10/05/2016 6:23:24 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In Yesterday's article, we exposed Seacoast Peace Response, a communist so called anti-war group Based in New Hampshire in the seacoast region that consists of Dover, Durham, Rochester, Portsmouth and Hampton. This group espoused anti-American sentiment in the form of protests and poetry along with articles including by one Doctor David Diamond of Rochester New Hampshire who has a practice in the Dover Area Many of its articles expressed sympathy for communists and terrorists while attacking Bush, Cheney and conservatives in particular, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. There are also leftist poems by the group and other vile disgusting left...
  • Britain has become 'semi-pacifist' under Cameron, says retired general as he warns of war[tr]

    05/21/2016 3:42:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18 May 2016 12:01AM | Tom Whitehead
    David Cameron has made Britain a semi-pacifist nation more interested in protecting welfare and benefits than adequate defenses, one of the countrys most senior retired generals has warned. General Sir Richard Shirreff, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, said the UK had shrunk in to itself and carries an increasingly impotent stick. He said the country now risked losing its post-Falklands global reputation for military might.
  • Rebutting a Christian Pacifist

    01/03/2016 12:21:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2016 | Ronald Cherry
    Reverend John Piper recently wrote an essay advocating Christian pacifism in the face of mortal threats to life and limb. The following is a detailed rebuttal. "As chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, I want to send a different message to our students, and to the readers of Desiring God, than Jerry Falwell, Jr. sent to the students of Liberty University in a campus chapel service on December 4... The apostle Paul called Christians not to avenge ourselves, but to leave it to the wrath of God, and instead to return good for evil." (All quotes from Reverend John Piper)...
  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

    10/01/2015 10:53:25 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | New Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Executive Summary The Iranian nuclear deal is a full capitulation to Irans terrorist mastermind Mullahs, and the latest in a series of betrayals of the American people and allies by the Obama administration. At the highest level of the administration, Barack Obamas Senior Advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, prioritized rapprochement with the terror state. Throughout the process and negotiations, she had the backing of billionaire investor (and Obama-backer) George Soros, and his multi-headed network of tax-exempt foundations. Their efforts were driven by deep-rooted anti-Semitism and personal greed. Meanwhile, since the mid-1990s, a small but very connected Iranian lobby (funded, in...
  • Bristol Palin Slams...Obama for Inviting Ahmed Mohamed to the White House...

    09/18/2015 6:23:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    People ^ | 9/18/15
    ....Palin wrote on her personal blog that the police "clearly" made a "mistake," she said she thinks Obama should never have gotten involved. "This is the kind of stuff Obama needs to STAY out of," the 24-year-old wrote. "This encourages more racial strife that is already going on with the 'Black Lives Matter' crowd and encourages victimhood." The daughter of former Alaska gov. Sarah Palin added that Obama's tweet helped egg on backlash against the responding officers. "Childish games like this from our president have divided our country," she wrote. "Even more today than when he was elected."
  • Hard Sell Ahead for Iran Deal, But Congress Has No Real Kill Switch [All is Lost?]

    07/14/2015 2:56:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ...Shortly after [Hussein] announced a nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday...verdicts began flowing in from lawmakers. Some were already vowing to undo the agreement, others gave tepid support, but nearly all ignored the reality: that while Obamas achievement faces a tough sell on the Hill, even if lawmakers were to oppose his push, they have no real kill switch......Congress needs a two-thirds majority in both chambers to override the veto; Obama needs only the support of 34 senators to give the agreement safe passage.....Obama is prevented from waiving or suspending congressionally imposed sanctions on Iran before Congress approves or disapproves...
  • I'm glad to be an American. But I won't really celebrate the Fourth of July.

    07/03/2015 7:06:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    The Week ^ | July 3, 2015 | Bonnie Kristian
    This weekend we celebrate the Fourth of July, high holiday of American civic religion and universal occasion for cookouts, stars-and-stripes bikinis, and raucous displays of unbridled patriotism. More than 200 years ago, however, there was no such unanimity on the subject of the American Revolution. Though our popular history tends to avoid such off-message details, about 15 percent of white American colonists during the Revolutionary War were loyalists, and perhaps more surprisingly, close to half were effectively neutral.
  • Kerry's "setback" remark: Think how far Islamists would be if he had won in 2004!

    05/19/2015 5:56:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    npr.org/sff ^ | 5/19/15 | sff
    ...Obama administration downplays the self-proclaimed Islamic State takeover of the important Iraqi city of Ramadi as Iraq emerges again.... John Kerry says the battle against ISIS or Daesh, its Arabic acronym, will be a long one with many setbacks.
  • German firms eager to access Japans defense market

    05/14/2015 9:26:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 14.05.2015 | Julian Ryall
    Japan is hosting its first ever international defense industry trade exhibition and conference, further emphasizing the governments sharp departure from a 70-year self-imposed ban on the export of defense-related equipment by Japanese firms as well as collaborations with foreign defense companies. [] Firms from the United States are much in evidence, inevitable given Japans close security alliance with its Pacific partner, but a number of German companies are testing the waters of a new and potentially lucrative market. [] Not all of Japans neighbors have welcomed what they claim is a return to the aggressive nationalism of the early decades...
  • Danish PM vows to protect Jews, says Islam not West's enemy [Obama's "selfie girl" is loco]

    02/17/2015 5:30:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    ynet news ^ | 2/15/15
    "Denmark has been hit by terror," Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said Sunday after two civilians were killed and five police were wounded in the two separate attacks in the Danish capital on Saturday.... ...the leader was also quick to play down the religious aspect, saying "We are not facing a fight between Islam and the West, it is not a fight between Muslims and non-Muslims."
  • Jordan is executing terrorists, Obama is releasing them back to the battlefield

    02/04/2015 4:56:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    2/4/15 | sff
    Seeing today that Jordan executed a couple terrorists today....while news trickles in how Obama RELEASES them. The media won't say this.
  • Iran-Backed Rebels Just Sacked Yemen's Presidential Palace [Obama Wants Iran to Have Nukes]

    01/22/2015 4:48:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/20/15 | Reuters/Armin Rosen
    Houthi fighters entered Yemen's presidential palace after a brief clash with the compound's security guards, witnesses and security sources told Reuters, a day after some of the worst battles in the capital in years.... "This is a coup. There is no other word to describe what is happening but a coup," Saleh al-Jamalani, a Yemeni army colonel, told The Associated Press. He said that the rebels likely had the assistance of elements inside the current government, headed by president Abdu Mansour Haddi. ....Houthis have also received forms of assistance from Iran as well, turning Yemen into the latest battleground between...
  • Islamist Terrorism by the Numbers

    01/20/2015 8:34:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/8/15 | Carl Eric Scott
    Heres one of the more important questions for any contemporary history exam, but one you nonetheless wont find on any test: 13.) How many deadly terror attacks committed in the name of Islam have occurred since September 11, 2001? a) 234 b) 701 c) 4,049 d) 24,795 Heres the basic methodology used by the compilers: The list of terrorist attacks committed by Muslims since 9/11/01 is incomplete because not all such attacks are picked up by international news sources, even those resulting in multiple loss of life. These are not incidents of ordinary crime involving nominal Muslims killing for money...
  • The Death March of Europe

    01/13/2015 5:08:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Bethepeople.com ^ | 1/13/15 | David Mark Rose
    Well they were all there; European heads of state slowly making their way along one of the great capitals of Europe, oblivious to the growing danger all around them. No this isnt Paris of 2015; its London of 1910 and the funeral of King Edward VII. All the great crowned heads of Europe were there, most cousins through the long line of Queen Victoria, all marching together behind the casket of the British king. All theyre together in their finest uniforms as they display the power of state and yet all oblivious to the gathering storm all around them, which...
  • Explaining the Vaticans surprising pro-US line on Iraq John Allen-Boston Globe link only)

    08/12/2014 10:21:38 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Aug 11, 2014 | John Allen
    Link only from the Globe
  • Japan PM to overturn pacifist defence policy

    06/30/2014 11:47:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06/30/2014 | Justin McCurry
    Postwar constitution bans use of force in international disputes, which Shinzo Abe says inhibits country's ability to protect itself. Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is to defy public opinion and announce a dramatic shift in the country's defence policy that would make it easier for its troops to fight in overseas conflicts. Abe's cabinet is expected to adopt a resolution on Tuesday that would end Japan's long-standing ban on exercising collective self-defence, or coming to the aid of an ally under attack even if Japan itself is not threatened. Japan's postwar constitution prohibits the use of force to settle international...
  • Obama Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan [USA's "longest war" to end? NOPE!]

    05/26/2014 6:53:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Michael Bowman
    ....[Obama] told troops he is thankful for their service. He called them "real heroes." He also pledged to bring a responsible end to Americas longest war. He promised to announce fairly shortly how many U.S. troops will remain in the country after the current combat mission is concluded at end of this year.