an unnoticed anniversary
25 years ago today, radical Islamists took 66 Americans hostage in Iran.

Professor Chaos and Dr. Shackleford would like to remind everyone that radical Islam's war on America, a war many still refuse exists, did not start in March of '03, nor did it start in the early part of '02, not even 9/11 or '98 or '93. The hostages in Tehran represent the the first overt act of agression in what has become the defining element of the modern political climate, and the defining element of the legacy we will leave.

It is also important to note that, from Carter to Reagan to Clinton, over the past 25 years the United States has taught the Islamists that if they push hard enough, we will back down. That is why this war has escalated to the level that it has, and why we cannot allow it to escalate any further.

Much more professional analysis at the links, this is just a bit of a rant.



howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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