WWI Then and Now

A really stunning collection of photos that show scenes from WWI and what those places look like today. Here’s 1914-1917 and 1917-1918. WWI was the first act of a massive two act drama of civilizational suicide by a formerly Christian culture. WWII was the second act. Post-Christian Europe is a culture that has never really [Read More...]

Francis wants to avoid war

Pope Francis says war is senseless slaughter, can always be avoided The pope’s message was presented Sept. 7 to people taking part in the International Meeting of People and Religions, organized by the Rome-based lay Community of Sant’Egidio and hosted by the Diocese of Antwerp, Belgium. So much for “Pope calls for US to Launch [Read More...]

America, Then and Now

Then: “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its [Read More...]

The American Conservative on the latest bushwah…

…from the now completely incredible war party spokesmen McCain, Graham, and King, who again want to plunge the US into war in Iraq: If ISIS’ gains are truly an “existential threat” to the republic and our cities are about to “go up in flames,” why did these Republican hawks not demand that President Obama call [Read More...]

Somebody else

Liberals are classically described as eager to spend somebody else’s money. Conservatives are, these days, eager to spend somebody else’s blood. [Read more...]

Dhimmi Pope refuses to call for arms to defend persecuted Christians

Here’s his gutless public statement: Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are [Read More...]

Catholic.org runs false headline claiming Francis has issued call to arms in Iraq

This headline is dangerously and recklessly false: Pope Francis calls for ARMED RESPONSE to defend Christians from Genocide – Middle East -… No. He has not: Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., said that Pope Francis “urgently calls on the international community to protect all those affected by the violence and to guarantee all necessary assistance [Read More...]

We are now entering the “How were we supposed to know?” phase of history in Iraq

“Those who decide that all peaceful means that international law makes available are exhausted assume a grave responsibility before God, their conscience and history,” – Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls, March 20, 2003 I’m finding it harder and harder to argue against the fact that we need to kill the rabid dog that is ISIS. I can’t stand [Read More...]

Cosmetic bombs and real help

I suspect a strong inverse statistical relationship between the “Bomb Iraq!” crowd and those who want to give these refugees the asylum we absolutely *owe* them. The more we want to drop a few bombs–to assuage our conscience that we “did something” before leaving these people to their fate and shrugging “we tried”–the less we [Read More...]

If Only Eisenhower Understood War like Cheney and Kristol Do

In other news, a 73 year old vet is fired for giving a bit of cornbread (that Cracker Barrel does not charge for) to a homeless guy. Because the universal destination of goods will not be tolerated when it does not benefit the powerful! 2445 Love for the poor is incompatible with immoderate love of riches [Read More...]

The Death of the Church in Mosul

For the first time in 1600 years, there was no Mass in Mosul this weekend. Our war in Iraq failed to meet one single criterion for Just War.  There was no lasting, grave, and certain threat, and this led to the Duplicity Tango. Step 1 of the Duplicity Tango: Ignore the people calling to finish [Read More...]

Wow. My respect for Megyn Kelly just went way up

MEGYN KELLY: In your op-ed, you write as follows: ‘Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.’ But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well, sir. You said there were no doubts that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass [Read More...]


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