Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bomb bomb Iran

This is a sort of follow-up and expansion post to two previous posts on GET REAL. They are "Unintended Consequences" and "On non-interventionism..."
I hear the rhetoric of so many calling for more intervention in the middle East. So many of my fellow Americans seem to think that Iran is going to nuke Israel and the United States. I urge you to read through the other two posts I made related to this subject, and to watch the following powerful video:

I had a brief conversation with an Air Force General once (during a question and answer session) regarding radical Islam. I asked why he thought radical Muslims hate America. I mentioned that it can't be a tenet of Islam, since Islam has been around a lot longer than the United States. It isn't because of our freedom and prosperity, since we are their number one target, and countries such as Switzerland are not as targeted as we are. He admitted that it was due to our history of intervention in what they consider to be Muslim Holy Lands. It was a refreshing moment of candor, and I had several other officers approach me after the General was finished with his briefing, and thank me for asking the questions I did. The CIA, the 9/11 Commission, and many others also agree with this assessment.

I am a believer in the idea that you can only solve a problem if you understand what caused it in the first place. This is why I think our economy is in the state it is in, and why we continue to try to fight endless wars throughout the world. I believe that total peace will never be possible until Christ returns, but I also believe that a humble foreign policy will take America a long way. See the following video for a good explanation, by former President George W. Bush.

It appears that many "conservatives" now view this as an "insane" or "dangerous" foreign policy. Going to war, in order to prevent war, is a terrible idea. How far we have fallen in such a short time.


  1. "You can only solve a problem if you understand what caused it in the first place."

    Thank you! This is such an obvious truth, but we miss it so easily.

  2. Wow. A lot to think about here. My first thought...We are so busy making history, we don't have time to learn from it.
    My second thought...What WOULD the world be like if every country would just mind it's own business.
    Third...I agree that complete peace will not exists until the return of Christ, but I wonder...Would there be more "peace on earth" if we focused less on power and control and more on the great commission.
    Three thoughts are enough for now. :) It's hard to put the rest into words.
    Thanks for the post. I will share this on FB.


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