It seems that only a President Trump could proclaim, “Let us all fight like the Poles, for freedom, for our country, and for God,” and still provoke an avalanche of attacks from the left and its legions of media allies. His speech was his finest so far because it drew the left and the right out, compelled us to respond, and was a defining moment, especially for them.
Bolton proposes, in what could be read as a letter to the Trump Administration, a way-forward after the defeat of ISIS. While his recommendations are fraught with peril, they are, in my opinion, irrefutably correct.
While it’s good news that ISIS has lost territory where it formerly controlled and taxed commerce such as oil revenues, it’s important to note that the world’s most vicious terrorist organization has grown large enough to launch overt military attacks against our allies, Egypt and Afghanistan, to name just two.
ISIS has now lost much of the old section of Mosul, a city it conquered in 2014, to Iraqi coalition forces. In this section of the old city stands the ruin of the al Nuri Grand Mosque built in the 12th century.
In my first book, published in 2012, I predicted that a future US president may have both the opportunity and the need to partner with the Iranian people to bring down the hated theocratic regime which rules them with an iron fist and which gravely threatens the US.
The historian Tacitus recorded an event where a first century Roman general, stationed in Gaul on the west side of the Rhine, witnessed a massive battle between two waring German tribes which left thousands of dead across the river.
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My wife considers me at times to be an insufferable alarmist. I found out though that I’m only a modern participant in a long tradition of American alarmists and also think I may have actually identified the first. His name was Professor Alexander Tyler. The professor was an expert on the Athenian Republic and was commenting here on the new republic that was being discussed in whispered tones by a growing number of American revolutionaries of his day. He wrote this alarming piece around 1760:
The Fall of the Republic A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage.