"Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free." John 8:32

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Dangers of Islam - Lesson 2

005.033: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement.

Bush May Be Right

Victor Davis Hanson has an excellant post that looks at the postive side of developments in the Middle East. He addresses the incompetent blustering of radical Islam in the face of Israel's move against Hizbollah and pronounces the wisdom of the Bush doctrine and foreign policy in the Middle East.

...it is time to stop the silly slurs that American policy in the Middle East is either in shambles or culpable for the present war. In fact, if we keep our cool, the Bush doctrine is working. Both Afghans and Iraqis each day fight and kill Islamist terrorists; neither was doing so before 9/11. Syria and Iran have never been more isolated; neither was isolated when Bill Clinton praised the “democracy” in Tehran or when an American secretary of State sat on the tarmac in Damascus for hours to pay homage to Syria ’s gangsters. Israel is at last being given an opportunity to unload on jihadists; that was impossible during the Arafat fraud that grew out of the Oslo debacle. Europe is waking up to the dangers of radical Islamism; in the past, it bragged of its aid and arms sales to terrorist governments from the West Bank to Baghdad .
Go read it all.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Iran - The Nuclear Storm Continues to Gather VIII

Maybe everything happening right now in the Middle East will fizzle soon and Israel will pull back after finishing a few military objectives. Maybe it won't. I doubt that Syria and Iran counted on this kind of reaction and move by Israel. From a strategic point of view, Israel is in the best position possible at this point of time to break the stalemate in the region. Syria's regime cannot afford to lose it's army in northern Lebanon without also losing power. Iran will know that at least one country has the will to stop it's nuclear ambitions before they come to fruition. The policy of appeasement by Europe and the UN has utterly failed and Israel may be, in fact, tired of the game.

Tehran, Iran, Jul. 17 – Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that Israel should exchange key Hezbollah leaders it has in custody for its army personnel taken hostage by the Lebanese militia fiercely loyal to Tehran.

“This occupying regime (Israel) came into existence in the heart of the Islamic world and the Middle East 60 to 70 years ago with plots and ruses and has no duty other than terror, crimes, aggression, violence, and creating tension. Its mission is to sow discord among countries in the region”, Ahmadinejad said.

He accused the United States of lying that it sought a two state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

He urged the West to remove the Jewish state from the region. “For certain, you cannot withstand the power of the nations of the region”, he said.

“If you do not contain this criminal regime and end your support for it and give a positive response to the people of the region you will face a dire fate”, he said.

His comments were reported by the state-run news agency ISNA.
The Tyrant of Tehran makes no pretense about his intentions for the region, particularly Israel. Make no mistake, war is coming.