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    A Culture of War: The Maltreatment of Those Who Served
    War has become an integral part of the American way of life. At any one time there is no less than 130 conflicts ie; (wars) going on in every corner of the globe. American “interests” are represented in nearly two thirds of these. On a...
  • 'Rags: Hero Dog of WWI' by Margot Theis Raven: True story of a dog and a soldier
    'Rags: Hero Dog of WWI' by Margot Theis Raven: True story of a dog and a soldier
    "Rags: Hero Dog of WWI - a True Story" is a beautifully told (Margot Theis Raven) and illustrated (Petra Brown) picture book about a stray dog who gets adopted by a soldier in Paris.Private James Donovan finds the stray and uses him to...
  • Hedbo
    Semantics of terrorism: Lesson for President Obama
    President Obama is taking heat from his being respectful of Islam religion and not using the term radical Islamic terrorists, for instance. This is intellectual nuance that is intended not to incite a riot among a large population of Muslims of...
  • Deal falls flat
    Did anyone believe that the Ukraine-Russian ceasefire would hold?
    This means war. When you saw images of the German Chancellor and French President standing with Russian and Ukraine negotiators, it was apparent from the body language and lack of enthusiasm and from reticence when they broke off that whatever it...
  • Munich Security Conference: ‘Threat of a war is higher than during the Cold War’
    Munich Security Conference: ‘Threat of a war is higher than during the Cold War’
    Due to the inability of President Obama to assemble a strong foreign policy in dealing with Russia, ISIS, and the issues plaguing the Ukraine, the specter of a nuclear war is on the rise that has not seen since the days of the Cold War that lasted...
  • Islam
    Islam's war with the United States
    In the 16th chapter of Genesis, the story is told of Abraham’s son Ishmael. After going many years without fathering a child, God told Abram (Abraham) the day would come that Sarai (later Sarah) would bear him a son. Time passed and as Abram...
  • terrorism in Paris
    Fast facts about ISIS
    Yesterday, President Obama requested Congress to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against ISIS. In a statement made by President Obama, he stated that “"Now, make no mistake, this is a difficult mission and it...
  • Obama wants authority to use military force on Islamic State part 1
    Obama wants authority to use military force on Islamic State part 1
    Never mind the seven-month bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria. President Obama’s Feb. 11 request to Congress to authorize the use of military force against ISIL included a key phrase that has confounded hawks and doves. The president asked ...
  • Onuris in the Attitude of a Warrior
    The Egyptian god Anhur’s many names, epithets and attributes
    Anhur is an aspect of the primordial god Shu: The personification of air. He is a god of war and creativity: As it is with many deities, the images of the god are paradoxical and seemingly counterintuitive, but ultimately represent the balance of...
  • 'Gone with the Wind': the most tragically beautiful love story of our time
    'Gone with the Wind': the most tragically beautiful love story of our time
    In the gilded cradle of the Old South, no film has captured the essence of war and the vibrant complexity of Southern romance as perfectly as “Gone with the Wind”. With the beating heart of the Georgia resounding with cries of war,...
  • Nagorno-Karabakh
    Tensions continuing to mount between Armenia and Azerbaijan
    The situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan looks to be flaring up again, amidst increasing violence and rumors of western powers, including the United States, funding rebels in the area. The situation looks to be on a path toward...
  • Peace activists protest U.S. nuke armament.
    Peace activists in D.C. rally against pricey U.S. nuke upgrade
    About 100 demonstrators, led by the peace activist group Global Zero, gathered about a block from the White House in Washington to call attention to one of President Obama’s budget proposals, funding for an upgrade to the country’s...
  • Family transcends the darkness of war in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
    Family transcends the darkness of war in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
    Darkness has fallen across the world. The lives of millions of people have been extinguished, and those who remain live in fear of an entity they do not understand. After a decade of suffering and suspicion, two very different worlds collide. Can...
  • an American prisoner of war during the American Civil War (1865)
    National Civil War Museum: no heroes, only victims
    The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz should remind us of the horror of war. Yet instead within too many chests the heartbeat rises in triumphant patriotism to celebrate the "heroes" who were on the "right side."...
  • Islam vs Infidels
    Are Muslims a Religion of Peace?
    The Qur'an calls its way “the paths of peace” (Sura 5:16) and the very word 'Islam' connotes peace or submission, but does the religion teach Muslims to be peaceful? The goal of the Qur'an is to make people realize the...