Tag Archives: Islam

The Phantom Menace: Syria

The cynicism animating much of Washington remains at face value, worthless.  That’s because it is born from within the confines of self preservation alone.  Take Syria for example.  The fatal conceit dominating the halls of D.C. is that the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Feat of Balshazzar: U.S. Policy Falters In Balancing

Anyone with even a mediocre classical education knows what “mene, mene, tekel upharsin” refers to; a doomed Empire.  What does this have to do with the Pax Americana?  If one looks to the Maghreb, the Arabian peninsula, Mesopotamia, southwest Asia, … Continue reading

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Asia’s Future: Hindutva or Caliphate

Modi’s win in Uttar Pradesch brings coattails.  Most thought Modi’s rise could survive any blemish, nevertheless, we’re witnessing the limits of secular writ in India.  The rise of Modi cannot be laid at the feet of Amit Shah, Modi’s chief … Continue reading

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Islam & Famine

For a millennia humans struggled to fathom nature, sensing the world as an object in need of inquiry fell to pre-Socratic philosophy, it was here where we find man as an object of question that the Greeks discerned the beginnings … Continue reading

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French War Plan: The Soft Underbelly of Africa. . .

If the French ever get serious about counterterrorism they should seek to capture or kill the Islamic leadership ravaging throughout French Africa.  Indigenous French resources aren’t readily at hand, however, the reach of Paris by proxy is advantageous. Chad began … Continue reading

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The French & Charismatic Jihad

It isn’t difficult to explain the origin of France’s recent terrorist incident, the slaughter of innocent civilians at a paper devoted to satire.  What is new, is the emergence of native jihadi cells acting independently of foreign organizations.  This new … Continue reading

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Boko Haram, Nigeria & A Flailing West

AFRICOM is Stuttgart Germany has its hands full given the challenge of managing Boko Haram with insufficient political stability throughout Nigeria, not to mention falling oil prices threatening the entire Nigerian political class.  Entire nation states, especially those with un-diversified … Continue reading

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The War on Christianity: Mosul, ISIS & a Lame West

The reason why no one reports on the purge of Christians from Mosul (Iraq) is because the secular world has long harbored hatred for Orthodox Christians.  Now just image if roles were reversed and fundamentalist Christians sough to purge Islam. … Continue reading

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Why We Have The World’s Poor

I cannot turn this entry into a disputation of diverging cultural achievements between Islam and Christendom.  I would need to begin with the glaring philosophical achievement of the Church Fathers as they grappled with the Christological heresy known as Arius, … Continue reading

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Specialization & The Cowardice It Produces: Academic Pusillanimity

Arnold Toynbee’s “Study of History” has extensive notation on the impact that is specialization.  Typically, specialization has no consequences, except when you live in an age of disruption like ours!  Specialization has social, political consequences.  Any brief look at writers … Continue reading

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