Articles by Morgan Norval
Russia and Germany are signed on to Beijing’s project. They are both cooperating as well as investing in the “One Belt, One Road” project (OBOR) announced in 2013. Does this portend the awakening of Mackinder’s powerful Heartland thesis? The possible … Continue reading
Most Americans are aware the goal of Islamic jihad is the destruction of the West, especially the United States which is termed the “Great Satan” by jihadi organizations. ISIS continues to capture headlines and is well known among the American public. However, less well known, but of great importance, is the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). In fact, both ISIS and al-Qaeda trace their roots back to the Muslim Brotherhood. Fortunately, Eric Stakelbeck has written a book, The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy. While promoting his book, Stakelbeck revealed in an interview with Glenn Beck that without the MB 9/11 could not have happened. He exposes and alerts Americans to the dark, wicked presence of the Muslim Brotherhood and the tentacles it has spread throughout our country. So thoroughly has this been accomplished that there are Brotherhood supporters within the Obama Administration. Continue reading
FBI Director James B. Comey, who likely was ordered by higher-ups not to recommend indicting Hillary Clinton, recently warned of the dangers posed by migrants, “At some point, there is going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before. Not all of the Islamic State killers are going to die on the battlefield.” Continue reading
On September 11 – the anniversary of the worst attack on America – in 1683, when the decisive stage of the battle of Vienna began over three-hundred years ago, the Muslim Ottoman siege was lifted and Islam was turned away from conquering more of Christian Europe. Today, Islam’s Hijrah is on the march and has returned to Europe, indeed, even invited in by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and seems about to reverse the Ottoman setback at Vienna during the late 17th Century, a third of a millennia ago. But, this time, there may not be a Polish King like Jan III Sobieski to save Germany. Continue reading
“The sword without and the terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hair.” – Deuteronomy 32:25 Islamic fundamentalists hate the modern world they live in and are focusing … Continue reading
History today, especially that generated by “evil, imperialistic white males,” is denigrated by the ‘regressive’ left. (The left isn’t “progressive,” since their regressive ideology yearns for darker periods of authoritarian or dictatorial rule.) Even in better times, when the study … Continue reading
Robert Mugabe’s “liberation” group – Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) became the chief terrorist organization in Rhodesia supported by the Communist Chinese and was handed power in former Rhodesia – now Zimbabwe – by the duplicitous British Labour government and the feckless Democrat administration of President Jimmy Carter. Rhodesia’s Prime Minister, Ian Smith, summed it up best by declaring, “We were never beaten by our enemies, we were betrayed by our friends.” Continue reading
Virginia Comolli provides a good, wide-ranging account of Boko Haram, the vicious, barbaric Nigerian terror group. In the Hausa language, the term Boko Haram means “western education is sacrilegious.” That anti-western attitude is re-enforced by its first major leader, Mohamad … Continue reading
The Kurds are a nation without a state of their own. They have occupied for centuries territory in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They have their own language but not their own country. After the demise of the Ottoman Empire … Continue reading
“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” – President Barack Hussein Obama
The Middle East will remain a boiling cauldron as both al-Qaeda and ISIS continue their wars for territory and subjugation in Syria and Iraq, while targeting Saudi Arabia. Both groups are casting their eyes on other parts of the Middle East with Jordan and, ultimately, Saudi Arabia coming in their cross-hairs.
Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore by Jay Sekulow is a misleading title. If one expects a book explaining ISIS’s rise, readers will be disappointed. ISIS is a bazaar of violence, a term John Robb explored in his book Brave New War. ISIS has zeroed in on its main focus – Islamic belief – that loosely coordinates and binds different Islamic terror groups together to advance their Islamic beliefs. Robb in his Global Guerrilla blog post of October 14, 2014, titled: “ISIS is the leading supplier of the most potent drug in the world,” and that drug is zealotry. This zealotry has attracted jihadists from 80 countries to come and join ISIS in its attempt to impose an Islamic Caliphate, first in the Middle East and eventually throughout the world.
The public outcry over the Obama administration’s handling of Ebola landing in America and infecting health care workers in Dallas, Texas temporarily aroused the President from his habitual “leading from behind” way of doing governing.
The objective of war is – or should be – peace states Professor Angelo Codevilla in his latest book: To Make and Keep Peace Among Ourselves and with All Nations. According to this logic, the ending of war between belligerents would bring the ending of the conflict and usher in peace between the warring parties.
Bowe Bergdahl’s action of disserting his post in the middle of the night in a very dangerous and hostile Afghan outpost certainly betrayed the rest of the soldiers in his unit.
Watergate was a political burglary gone wrong that was not authorized by the president, while Benghazi was an unacknowledged deadly terrorist attack resulting in multiple deaths. Both scandals involved U.S. presidential election campaigns, Nixon, of Watergate fame, during his 1972 reelection against Democratic candidate George McGovern.
“Betrayed” by Billy Vaughn is a shocking revelation of how the Obama administration handcuffs America’s fighting forces with terrible and dangerous Rules of Engagement [ROE], which have increased the dangers to our forces engaged in combat in Afghanistan.
Boko Haram’s Abul Qaja also claims the group is a spiritual follower of al-Qaeda and claims they have been training and getting funding from Saudi sources. “Al-Qaeda are our elder brothers,” said Qaja. “During the lesser Hajj [August 2011], our leaders travelled to Saudi Arabia and met al-Qaeda there. We enjoy financial and technical support from them. Anything we want from them we ask them.”
Although there is apparent peace in the recent civil struggle in South Sudan, the underlying causes of the civil conflict remain unsettled.
2014 opens with gathering storm clouds and the U.S. ship of state under the command of an administration pursuing increasingly dubious foreign policies and facing declining public approval. The chickens stirred up by the “Leading from behind” approach are coming home to roost, particularly in the Middle East with the White House tilt to Iran.
The globalists, foreign policy wonks, and the media are all in an uproar over the Egyptian military ousting the elected Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt. Their angst was visible for all to see. On the one hand, there was growing awareness that “democracy” in Egypt under the Brotherhood was not moving towards the dream of a universal Western-style democratic government.
In March 2012, President Barack Obama told then Russian President Dimitri Medvedev, which was unexpectedly picked up by an open mike: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility” And Medvedev responded, in English, “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” Obama was then referring to slicing our missile defense capability to the bone, but today his “flexibility” is on display with his in-your-face nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to become the next Secretary of Defense.
The recent massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut raises a serious question.
The “Holy Trinity” embracing their adopted UN policy of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in the Obama Administration consists of Samantha Power, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice.
The assassination of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans can be analyzed thus:
George Washington’s 1796 farewell address urged the United States to avoid entangling alliances with foreign countries.
When Julius Caesar was being stabbed to death by Roman Senators he observed that Marcus Junius Brutus was one of his assassins.
What is the dirty little secret the internationalists are hiding from the public regarding the Libyan campaign?
Operating under a United Nations mandate, the U.S.-NATO intervention in the Libyan civil war is beginning to resemble the U.S.-NATO intervention in the Balkans during the 1990s, under President Bill Clinton.
President Obama’s evolving foreign policy doctrine solidified over Libya.
In 2007 while George W. Bush was president and Joe Biden was a U.S. Senator from Delaware contemplating a campaign for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, Iran’s nuclear weapons program was a major foreign policy issue in Washington.
The German Chancellor Otto van Bismarck once remarked that the Balkans weren’t worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier.
A wave of chaos is sweeping Arab countries leading many to proclaim it as a wave of democracy that is emerging in its wake.
The situation on our southern border poses some looming problems. The violence caused by non-state drug cartels threatens the existence of the Mexican state and it’s only a matter of time before that violence spills further north across our border.
Article 5 of the 1949 NATO Charter calls for member countries to come to each other’s aid should an armed attack occur; an attack against one or more countries “shall be considered an attack against them all.”