Which Religion Was Afghanistan Before Islam?

by baldilocks A friend asked if Afghanistan was Hindu and/or Buddhist before it was Muslim. Well, 'yes' would be a safe answer, but two other faiths which were prevalent in Afghanistan before Islam were Zoroastrianism and Christianity. From the BBC: Zoroastrians believe there is one God called Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord) and He created the world. Zoroastrians … Continue reading Which Religion Was Afghanistan Before Islam?

Those trollops US Troops had it coming

Over the last few days I've seen a lot of traffic over twitter attacking Rick Santorum as some kind of religious extremest or bigot, we have Alan Simpson calling him a homophobe and Maureen Dowd calling him a Mullah despite his beliefs being consistent with Catholic Teaching. Yesterday morning a clarifying event took place online … Continue reading Those trollops US Troops had it coming

Saving lives in theory and practice The left’s reaction to the GOP debate

"They are creatures of that miserable sort who loudly proclaim that torture is too good for their enemies and then give tea and cigarettes to the first wounded German pilot who turns up at the back door. Do what you will, there is going to be some benevolence, as well as some malice, in your … Continue reading Saving lives in theory and practice The left’s reaction to the GOP debate

Joe Scarborough says what nobody else will say on air on the Afghanistan killings

"We almost give a free pass to the radical extremists to do this." "It's as if there is something profoundly wrong with parts of Islam." "Are they so insecure about their faith." And Willie Geist follows with this "Why is the US always responsible for the irrational response to this?" Yeah they panel are using … Continue reading Joe Scarborough says what nobody else will say on air on the Afghanistan killings

Both are serving but in different places

You might recall I reported quite a bit on Katherine Jenerette when she was running in a crowded Republican Primary. As you know by now Tim Scott won that primary and is now one of two black republicans serving in congress. Katherine Jenerette however is also serving, at a different location: Scott was on his … Continue reading Both are serving but in different places

“If anyone was a victim of “psy-ops” here, it was Michael Hastings.”

When Morning Joe went long with Rolling Stone great Military expose four days ago I said this: WOW that’s absolutely positively…ordinary Today at Hotair Bruce McQuain tells why Rolling Stone gathered no moss. Hastings apparently took the word of LTC Michael Holmes as the premise and theme of his article. In fact he sets it … Continue reading “If anyone was a victim of “psy-ops” here, it was Michael Hastings.”

Morning Joe through the ages: There is no polite way to say it…

Listening to Joe Scarborough and company prophesying defeat in Afghanistan after reports of US Casualties Let's imagine Morning Joe as it reports on US wars throughout the ages: Nov 1776: There is no polite way to say it: The Continental Army is in full retreat despite the heroic efforts of Washington and his troops Dec … Continue reading Morning Joe through the ages: There is no polite way to say it…

The Best Christmas Gift, Smitty Safe another day

Over at the other McCain the Christmas Present of the day has been given, a post from Smitty. Remember when the Christmas bills come and that sweater looks a little odd, think of a soft-spoken man 12,000 miles from home who is spending his Christmas serving his country and his friends and the hundreds of … Continue reading The Best Christmas Gift, Smitty Safe another day

Wiki Leaks round up: the good, bad and unnoticed

The Wiki Leaks news continues to grow: First some very ugly news from the Guardian: A scandal involving foreign contractors employed to train Afghan policemen who took drugs and paid for young "dancing boys" to entertain them in northern Afghanistan caused such panic that the interior minister begged the US embassy to try and "quash" … Continue reading Wiki Leaks round up: the good, bad and unnoticed

Queen Elizabeth must be very embarrassed

England 1940 Sir Winston Churchill: "Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth must be very embarrassed

Joe Scarborough in command at Spotsylvania Court House

On Morning Joe again today Joe Scarborough brought out his favorite number "50 Al qaeda" when talking about Afghanistan and if we should be there. (it was not the most ridiculous statement of the show as a guest talked how it costs $1 mil per GI there saying we should spend it on their people … Continue reading Joe Scarborough in command at Spotsylvania Court House

A question for the “Let’s get out of Afghanistan” Crowd

on Morning Joe and elsewhere. If we hadn't stayed in Germany, Japan and South Korea for decades after World War II (and Korea) how long would we have had to wait for the next major war? How many years would it have been before either Russia, China or North Korea conquering the weakened powers, or … Continue reading A question for the “Let’s get out of Afghanistan” Crowd

Like nobody saw this coming

Do the words: Blood on their hands ring a bell? In an interview with Channel 4 News, Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said they were studying and investigating the report, adding “If they are US spies, then we know how to punish them.” This brought to mind something, twenty five years ago just out of … Continue reading Like nobody saw this coming