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John McCain Meets With Syrian Rebels

John McCain in Syria

I think Syria can best be described as a quagmire as far as American involvement is concerned. Neither side will end up being friends to America and both sides have committed war crimes. Helping the Syrian rebels is reminiscent, to me, of America helping Islamists to defeat Communists in Afghanistan years ago. It’s not going […]

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Media Reports on Potential Motive

Muslims on Facebook celebrate the Boston Marathon bombing.

Here are some media reports showing diversity of opinion on the potential motive(s)of Tamerlan (deceased) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. These reports are from across the spectrum and the general view is that motivation is completely unknown. Deutchse Welle: The Tsarnaev brothers come from a small community of Chechens in Kyrgyzstan, […]

Terror Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Signed Backyard Chicken Petition?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

  I posted on my Facebook page (and also tweeted): You may be concerned about Islamic terrorists getting scholarships, but at least you can sleep at night knowing the feds count my chickens. Thomas McDonald tweeted this to me. Chicken petition signed by dzhokhar tsarnaev, cambridge ma gopetition.com/petitions/camb… @catholiclisa #boston — Thomas L McDonald (@ThomasLMcDonald) […]

Terrorism at the Boston Marathon


Regardless of who may be responsible, and we still don’t know yet, what happened at the Boston Marathon yesterday was an act of terrorism. It is unclear to me why President Obama did not acknowledge this in his remarks to the press yesterday, but according to a report in the Washington Post, the incident is […]

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Side With Israel Over Hamas


Considering that Hamas is a terrorist organization, it’s good to know that a majority of Americans are siding with Israel in the Israel-Hamas conflict, according to a CNN poll. A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday indicates that 57% of the public says Israel is justified in taking military action in Gaza against Hamas, with one […]

For Catholics: Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism


I’ve had multiple conversations on the topic of Israel with some fellow Catholics over the last few weeks. What I have noticed is that these recent conversations have been more open-minded than they have been previously. Two years ago, any vocal support for Israel would have resulted in some fairly nasty backlash from some of […]