Monthly Archives: July 2018

Russia, U. S., Israel

Russia_US.JPEG-6e470_c0-0-3167-1846_s885x516“Both Russia and America have legitimate reasons for discontinuing the Cold War and for rejecting postmodern political ideology—as well as for making deals that do not compromise either nation’s integrity.”  Fay Voshell

“Russia’s president proclaimed, ‘The Cold War is a thing of the past.’” Ibid

Why the Left Resists a Reconciliation with Russia

Fay Voshell, American Thinker, July 22, 2018

Leftists had to have been astonished to hear President Putin’s opening remarks at the Trump-Putin summit.  Russia’s president proclaimed, “The Cold War is a thing of the past[.] … The era of acute ideological confrontation of the two countries is a thing of the remote past – it’s a vestige of the past.”

No wonder the American and European left are screaming over the triple reference to the past.  No wonder also that old Cold Warriors like John McCain are apoplectic.  That is because Putin’s words and the Trump-Putin summit possibly signaled the beginning of the end of the left-leaning ideological hegemony that has influenced American international policies for many years.

The fact is that Putin expressed hopes for rapprochement with the West after the fracturing of the Soviet Union, assuming that once the communist party was almost obliterated and a new religious-political paradigm began to take hold in Russia, the West and Russia might have more in common.  What Putin had not counted on, perhaps, was the rapid ascendancy of leftist ideology in powerful circles of academia, government, and even churches.

But there was a moment in which a new relationship between the world’s two most powerful nuclear powers might have seemed possible.  In fact, according to Peter Conradi, author of Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War, there were some expectations that after the fall of the Soviet Union, a new “entente cordiale” might be established between Moscow and the Western nations the old Soviet Union had tried to destroy. Continue reading

The History of Jihad

The History of Jihadmakes it clear that most people in the U.S. think they know about Muhammad, Islam in general, and Islam’s bloody record throughout history, is wrong.”  Pamela Geller

1,400 Years of Jihad: Robert Spencer’s The History of Jihad

By Pamela Geller, American Thinker, July 23, 2018

Robert Spencer has written a great many essential books alerting the world to the truth about the jihad threat, but now he has delivered his magnum opus. The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS is the first book to provide an overview of the entire history of jihad, against Europe, against India, against Africa, against Israel, against the United States of America, and more. If more of our policymakers knew this history, they would be formulating more realistic and more effective policies, both domestic and foreign, to deal with the jihad threat.

The History of Jihad makes it clear that most of what people in the U.S. think they know about Muhammad, Islam in general, and Islam’s bloody record throughout history, is wrong. The most shocking portions of this book detail the centuries-long and astonishingly bloody jihad against India. The Muslim invaders did not consider the Hindus of India to be “People of the Book” (the Quran’s designation for Jews, Christians, and several other groups), and so they treated them with appalling harshness and laid waste across the Indian subcontinent, destroying Hindu temples and building triumphal mosques wherever they could. Even when the Hindus were granted honorary “People of the Book” status, because there were simply too many of them to kill, the Muslims continued to behave toward them with exceptional brutality. Continue reading

The West Faces Dustbin

“We give vile clowns employment at our universities.” Jon N. Hall

“The most vital question of our age: finding a new religion for the educated elite to replace their failed religion of leftism.” Christopher Chantrill, American Thinker, July 10, 2018

“Slavoj Zizek is a Marxist fluky straight out of central casting, and he’s on the payroll of British and American universities.” Hall

The West Since the Cold War

Jon N. Hall, AmericanThinker, July 9, 2018

Since the liberation of Europe’s Soviet Bloc in 1989 and the demise in 1991 of the Soviet Union itself, the West has become so pathetic that one might be forgiven for having a little wistful nostalgia for the Cold War era. At least back then, thirty years ago, Pakistan and North Korea didn’t have the bomb, China didn’t have an economy so huge that it threatened to eclipse America’s, and Europe hadn’t been invaded by millions of unassimilable Muslims allowed to just walk in.

When the Soviet Union broke up, the West had an historic opportunity to try to export freedom to Russia and make the world a better place. But we were told that the Cold War had ended and that the West had won, and that communism was dead. Some even said it was the “end of history.”

The West was deluding itself. The need of some individuals to control others and the meek acceptance of it by those being controlled may well be genetic. The idea that the gene for tyranny or oppression might have died is like thinking rudeness (or even sin) could be eradicated. The socialist authoritarianism of the Soviets didn’t end with the end of the Cold War; it regrouped, adapted, and waited.

American conservatives may be heartened by Britain’s vote to leave the socialist European Union, but have the Brits really come to their senses? Huge swaths of them still want socialism, which was recently given evidence by Oliver Wiseman, the editor of CapX. On May 11 in The Weekly Standard, Wiseman tells us about a looming threat to the U.K. in “Old Labour, Old Danger”: Continue reading