Category Archives: World Politics

ISIS: Battling for Land, not Religion.


Nine centuries after the bloody crusades, Christians fought Muslims in the Bosnian War of the 1990s. But it wasn’t for religion that they fought. It was for control of Yugoslavia, broken up after the fall of communist control.  When a new [Continue Reading]

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For Land, not Religion – The Israeli and Palestinian Struggle Reignites with Tragic Consequences.


Israelis vs. Palestinians. This is a battle over the control of land. Once the nine-month Peace Talks between them ended last April, both sides dug in and it was only a matter of time before the Intifada (Arabic for rebellion) exploded between [Continue Reading]

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Isn’t the term “Holy War” a contradiction?


In biblical times, the early Israelites attacked the lands of Canaan under the leadership of Moses and Joshua. The Israelites included 600,000 warriors and their families, and they needed a new home. They justified their blatant attack on Jericho and [Continue Reading]

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Wars are fought for land, not religion.


All through history, nations have battled against each other over borders and the control of land. Whoever controls the land has the power. From the land come the resources needed for the essentials of life: food, shelter, energy, transportation and [Continue Reading]

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Evil can lurk anywhere in the world, but it does not represent who we are


History has proven that evil can lurk anywhere and breed terrible violence into any society. Modern technology constantly reminds us of this threat—in fact, never lets us forget it. A week doesn’t go by when, on our flat-screen televisions or [Continue Reading]

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Fifty years later. Are we better or worse off?


In the final two months of 2013, we’ve seen two major stories play over and over in the media—both chronicles of major world leaders and their impacts on our world. November 22 marked the 50-year anniversary of JFK’s assassination, and [Continue Reading]

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