punker_rocker: Someone who wants to round people up in the middle of the night and keep a data base of people of one religion, whose primary solution to our problems appears to be himself, whose campaigning is mostly endlessly reiterated slogans and insults, and whose followers rough up and expel hecklers from his gatherings, is already displaying “fascistic tendencies.”
December 1, 2015 at 12:42pm
A significant point about Libya: we intervened there (from a safe altitude, of course) because Qaddafi was said to be threatening “genocide” in, of all places, Benghazi. He was certainly threatening to kill a lot of people, but they were political enemies who had taken up arms against him. He did not single out any particular ethnicity or religion, which is what the standard meaning of “genocide” would suggest. But, of course, once we’d defined his aim as genocide, we presumed a moral obligation to step in. Here is one case where careful attention to the meaning of words would have saved us, and the Libyans, a world of grief.
December 1, 2015 at 12:38pm
Muslims aren’t untouchable. We bomb some every day.
good thing there is no global warming. Actually we are heading for a mini ice age, so plenty of white christmas's to come
In Omaha, Nebraska, we just got tons of snow. I mean lots of it. I had to walk home from school, and slipped four times on ice. Where's that eeeeeeeeevil "global warming" when you need it?
[-1] December 1, 2015 at 12:07pm
“A significant ally in fighting radical Islamic terrorism.” Qaddafi then, Assad now? Draw the implications, Ted.
December 1, 2015 at 12:04pm
RJ: No, but I have been known to resort to huffpo.
 December 1, 2015 at 10:52am
Stand fast, CNN! Have a cardboard cutout of Trump on the stage with the live candidates. When it’s “Trump’s” turn to answer a question or rebut a statement, just play a recording of whatever the real Trump last said about the subject. Mostly it’s just random verbal projectiles aimed at individuals or groups, the less politically correct the better. People listening on the radio will hardly notice that the real Trump isn’t there.
Marcus Luttrell and 300 of his “closest, personal SEAL friends?” Does Beck have his face down in a can of paint thinner? This is not a serious proposal to deal with an army of 20 or 30,000 men defending an area the size of Ohio. It’s a formula for an action movie. Perhaps Beck already has production rights, just in case?
Sounds as if you are familiar with sniffing toluene?
You obviously missed the Rambo movies......It does not take a whole seal team to whip 50,000 fighters.....just the right guy.....Beck is all over this.... :0)
 November 30, 2015 at 2:41pm
“Nuke Dabiq.” I like the sound of that. Issue an invitation to all ISIS fighters to gather there, with the promise that there will be a final holocaust of unbelievers, and visit exactly that upon them. You don’t even need boots on the ground.
But where does that leave ISIS in Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan? Not to mention Paris, London, Rome, New York? Where does it leave Syria? Does Assad still have to go? Have you answered any of the grievances of Sunnis in Iraq?
Nice try, Glenn. It never hurts to try to get inside your enemy’s mind and see things from his point of view, but don’t assume his fanaticism means he’s not plenty clever and adaptable. Will ISIS really be so stupid as to gather all its forces in Dabiq, with nothing in reserve? Somehow your old-school-new-school metaphor falls flat.
 November 30, 2015 at 2:30pm
You’d think Wal-Mart in Medina was the Chosin Reservoir. If Marines is allowed to solicit donations inside the store, contrary to usual store policy, then Girl Scouts cookie-mongers, Salvation Army bell-ringers, and whonosewho can claim the same right. Marines of all people should know the value of having firm rules.
Also, BLM would want to do same. These same crowd will sing foul then.
 November 29, 2015 at 5:56pm
White shooter, white victim. Meh. Why did TheBlaze even bother?
 November 29, 2015 at 5:52pm
Here are some things TheBlaze implies that may or may not be true, and some pertinent questions TheBlaze fails to ask–unless of course its purpose is to stir up religious hatred and ideological agitation.
In what sense are these people “Christian?” Does their church have deep roots, or were they just visited once by some missionaries with a lick and a promise? There is no evidence here that any of these conversions were compelled by physical force.
We aren’t told how this gathering was convened. Who are the “kings” and why do they seem less enthusiastic than the crowd on the other side of the stone wall?
Does the new convert yank his crucifix from his own neck, or does the white-shirted minion do it? The whole tone of the piece depends crucially on this one point.
Are all Muslims no different from ISIS because all use the index finger to signify the oneness of God? How is that not like all Christians recognizing the Cross?
Are some historical forces being slighted here: the association of Christianity with western colonialism? the long tradition of Egyptian penetration of the African continent? new technologies and social media, which will enable the clerics to ride herd on their converts?
 November 29, 2015 at 5:22pm
Why are these clerics in Malawi rather than rotting in one of our good friend General/President al-Sisi’s jails?
November 29, 2015 at 2:27pm
They still have newspapers in New Hampshire? That people actually read?
[-4] November 28, 2015 at 7:13pm
xenolith: No, but if I were a Mexican dealing with an English-only immigrant trying to make his way in my country, as a matter of common decency I hope I would try to learn at least a little English to improve communication and, hopefully, help him improve his Spanish.
HisJustice: That’s not manning up. It’s the act of a coward who fears what he does not understand. Adios.
 November 28, 2015 at 4:49pm
He wasn’t even technically a mass murderer, since he killed “only” three people. He was a domestic terrorist only if his intent was to scare people away from Planned Parenthood, and if he proves to have cohorts or copycats who follow his lead with the same aim.
 November 28, 2015 at 12:24pm
Sorry, O. We don’t “truly care.” Mass shootings are simply the price we pay for the kind of society we live in, sort of like diabetes and heart disease caused by our diets and lack of exercise, or road fatalities caused by our addiction to motor vehicles. An America without these things would not be “who we are.”
Ever consider the cost to benefit ratio of mental health care for these nutcases? Or is that not the part of "Free Obamacare" that we "need".
November 28, 2015 at 12:15pm
They already did find grain remnants in Tut’s tomb. Ninety years ago. If there are hidden tombs in the same place, there is probably grain in them too. Dead people needed sustenance just like live ones. Carson is still wrong about the Pyramids. Grain may have been stored around them, to feed the construction crews, and in the tomb chambers, to “feed” the dead kings. But the idea that the Pyramids were specifically built to hold grain, or that Joseph had anything to do with building them, is still wrong. They were ancient already in Joseph’s time.
[-13] November 28, 2015 at 10:43am
Possibly. Tut’s tomb is not far in date from Joseph’s time. It’s still not a pyramid, and Carson is still an ignoramus in everything except neurosurgery.