"Those who do not study history are condemned to repeat it." But those who study history are also condemned to repeat it apparently. Despite the clear warning signals, it is not likely that effective action will be taken to stop
War On Terror:
In "The Gathering Storm," his history of World War II, Winston Churchill recalls how President Roosevelt once asked for suggestions about what the war should be called. "The Unnecessary War,"
The world today is seeing the gathering of forces that, if allowed to coalesce, could unnecessarily and avoidably leave multitudes dead.
• Deputy air force commander, Gen. Mohammad Alavi, announced that "we have drawn up a plan to strike back at
• Having announced that it has reached the key threshold of 3,000 centrifuges,
• Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of
Like his other acts and statements, Ahmadinejad'
• Former President Jimmy Carter says we shouldn't take the
Many of Churchill's critics said the same about Nazi Germany in the 1930s. But apocalyptic fanatics have been known to be suicidal, and Carter, of course, has been wrong about
• The recent raid in northeastern
• The State Department official in charge of nuclear nonproliferation policy last week publicly confirmed the presence of North Koreans in
• The Israeli raid came three days after a ship with North Korean cargo docked in
• Jane's Defence Weekly reports that among the dozens apparently killed in the blast two months ago at a secret Syrian military installation were Iranian engineers who were helping the Syrians develop chemical weapons.
The publication quoted Syrian defense sources who said the explosion happened during tests to equip a Scud C missile with mustard gas, a violation of international law.
Too often, the relative peace and prosperity that the civilized world enjoys encourages complacency. The real ways for free countries to prevent a large-scale war are: 1) Be prepared to fight a war by building and maintaining adequate defenses, and 2) Recognize and eliminate obvious threats before war becomes inevitable.
Churchill also expressed the "earnest hope that pondering upon the past may give guidance in days to come." History is guiding us to act against the gathering storm in the
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