A few weeks ago we told you how distressed individuals at the University of Mississippi went bananas over a banana peel, reading racial intimidation into an innocent incident that had nothing to do with race. Now the nonsense continues at two other schools.
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The head of Baghdad’s museum told a German broadcaster that those religious artifacts destroyed by ISIS last month in Mosul were copies of the original. The head of the Institute of Archeology at University College in London agrees, saying, “The reason they crumble so easily is that they’re made of plaster. You can see iron bars inside.” But one official believes some real items were also destroyed.
We don’t usually think of children as giving their lives for the Gosepl, but four kids under the age of 15 recently did in Iraq. According to Andrew White — the well-known Vicar of Baghdad — ISIS militant leaders repeatedly tried to get the children to renounce Jesus in favor of Muhammad. After they refused, it was off with their heads.
President Dwight Eisenhower’s words are as true today as when he gave his farewell address on January 17,1961— “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”
A year ago the US supported ISIS. That’s when John McCain had this picture taken and told CNN, “It was a very moving experience to meet these fighters who have been struggling now for over two years. And they’re very aware of the battlefield situation and they’re very disturbed about the dramatic influx of Hezbollah fighters, more Iranians, and of course, stepped-up activities of Bashar Assad.”
Many politicians tend to forget that George Washington urged Americans, in his farewell address, to stay away from “entangling alliances.” In other words, the only justification for war should be the direct defense of the United States. Yet both Republicans and Democrats have overseen US involvement in Iraq. Now that that country seems to be falling apart, there is renewed interest in getting involved again — throwing good money after bad, not to mention the loss of additional American lives.