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11/28 Morning Report

I thought I would point out some good commentary today. I spent a good deal of my overnight surfing around various blogs. I found a lot of good stuff to ponder, too.

There are a lot of people worthy of remembrance…some even from other countries. All warriors deserve honor. Especially those who can be humble about it.
(Thanks to John for the link…)

On the subject of warriors, Blackfive had some great thoughts on what it means to be a warrior, as opposed to just a soldier.
It is much more thoughtful than just a rant about Charlie Rangel’s latest verbal gaff. Of course, in opposition to Rangel’s comments, there was also this article in the Dallas Morning news about Immigrant soldiers who serve just to give something back.
(…they couldn’t possibly have any better opportunities…could they?…)

Returning to a hot topic, Greyhawk reposted an article on how Islam is set to take advantage of America via the media. If you doubt, take note of the things that have been said at MSM outlets that have since been changed or removed from view.
(…make sure you follow out the links…)

A little while ago, my thoughts on the Israel-Palestinian situation. Here is another look, from different angle. The question I like here was, how come the Muslims don’t hate the Russians?

Another way to see how our anxious apologies and intolerance of suffering encourages the terrorist is to consider the case of Russia. For over a century Russia and then the USSR dominated and oppressed Central Asian Muslims. The Soviets then brutalized Afghanistan in an attempt to retain control over its government, and failed only because of the support of the West for the jihadists battling the Soviet army. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the attempt by Muslims in Chechnya to gain their independence has been brutally suppressed at the cost of perhaps 50,000 dead and the near destruction of it major city Grozny.

So is Russia, its hands red with Muslim blood, the “Great Satan” of the jihadists and their state sponsor, Iran? Of course not. The United States is: a country that never colonized or ruled a Muslim nation, a country that helped Muslims in Afghanistan, a country that liberated Muslim Kuwait, a country that bombed and killed Christian Serbs to protect Balkan Muslims, a country that has spent its blood and treasure getting rid of Iran’s most bitter enemy and the Shia Muslims’ worst oppressor, Saddam Hussein, a country that even now is fighting to empower Iran’s fellow Shiites. We are the Great Satan, while the Iranian mullocracy happily does business with the Russians and seldom says a word of condemnation against them.

Why is this so? Obviously, Russia serves Iran’s interests by helping with their nuclear development and protecting its interests on the Security Council. But there’s another important reason Russia’s much more extensive crimes against Islam are given a pass: the jihadists know the Russians are not susceptible to the therapeutic blackmail used against a self-loathing West. Russia uses brutal force to promote and defend its interests and doesn’t give a damn what the rest of the world thinks. Indeed, according to the latest report on the May 2005 Beslan massacre of school children by Chechnyan terrorists, the Russians initiated the fire-fight, callously sacrificing their own citizens in order to destroy the terrorists and perhaps send a message that hostage-taking isn’t going to work.

Interesting thoughts.
(…H/T to Enlisted Swine for the link…almost sorry I missed it back when it was first posted…)

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