Monday, June 16, 2014

Two opposing views of Iraq...

which one is correct?

Doug Hagmann, at Canada Free Press, has a wildly different take on the Iraqi issue than Mike Konrad at American Thinker.  Mr. Hagmann sees the middle east conflagration as the beginning of WWIII, and Mr. Konrad thinks we should just sit back and let the Muslims kill each other.

While I like the idea of the Muslims wiping each other off the map, common sense informs me it  isn't going to happen.  They've had thousands of years to reach that goal, if you date it back to Ishmael from the Book of Genesis, the son of Abraham by way of his handmaiden Hagar, and they're still around - sort of like cockroaches. And while they're killing each other, they're also torturing and killing anyone who gets in their way, with Christian deaths really lighting up their frontal lobes.

I've been reading Mr. Hagmann for more than a few years now and he always makes sense.  I know something about his background, and his approach to these issues constitutes more of the "big picture", as opposed to an immediate short-term feel good approach.

I have no idea of Mr. Konrad's curriculum vitae other than what he says about himself.  He publishes under a pen-name and runs a blog dedicated to what he calls the "amazing Arab subculture in South America."

I've always advocated for the "simple approach" to matters.  However, when it comes to the middle east, there is nothing simple going on.  We're dealing with hundreds of years of hostility and  economics in the form of oil and currency wars.  A one-sided approach could get us killed. 

Read them both.  Think it over.  Let me know what you think.

Mike Konrad:  Let Them Kill Each Other

Doug Hagmann:   The stage is being set for World War III

Judge Judy weighs in: 


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Gateway Pundit:  Flashback: George W. Bush Predicted Iraqi Meltdown If US Troops Were Withdrawn from Region

Burning Platform:  Bring In the Lawn Chairs; Close Up the Shutters 

Renew America:  Obama ignored general's pleas to keep U.S. forces in Iraq

The Weekly Standard:  Obama's Iraq 

Blazing Cat Fur:  Breaking: White House now says U.S. won't coordinate military actions with Iran

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