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2 Islams In Need Of National Debate

July 17, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ A two-minute clip from the 1989 British comedy film “Erik the Viking” demonstrates, symbolically, what is wrong with the West today – and, most particularly, Western Europe. An earthquake triggers the slow sinking of an island kingdom. But islanders looking to King Arnulf for guidance are […]

With Iran’s Profile Rising, Saudi Arabia Must Unite With U.S. On Terror

June 30, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In a Middle East country where terrorist attacks by suicide bombers are rare, Saudi Arabia suffered such an attack on June 23rd. Both target and timing were significant. The target was Islam’s holiest site – the Grand Mosque in Makkah; the timing was the last day […]

MOAB Drop Triggers ‘Mother Of All Asinine Criticisms’

April 22, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ On April 13, in Afghan’s northeastern province of Nangarhar, separated from Pakistan by White Mountain, the U.S. dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever employed in combat, in the district of Achin where U.S. forces years earlier bombed al-Qaida operatives using the caves of Tora Bora to hide. The […]

U.N.’s Anti Israel Bias – Can It Get Worse?

April 17, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In 1894 France, the treason trial of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus began. A Jew, he stood accused of passing military secrets to the Germans. He was court-martialed and sentenced to life in prison based on flimsy evidence. After his trial, it was learned that evidence of his innocence and […]

Islamic Threat: It’s Elementary, Judge Watson

March 26, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Dating back to ancient Greek times, a form of military punishment involved the condemned passing between two rows of fellow soldiers who pummeled him with sticks and switches as he walked through. Although a sword-bearing soldier in front of and facing the condemned ensured he did […]

Presidents’ Day – Remembering Two Presidents

February 21, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Presidents’ Day is set aside to recognize the February birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. As we honor them this year, it might be interesting to reflect upon the influence one book — with its very unique perspective — had […]

Party Of Government Obstructs Governance

February 18, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ A brief exchange on leadership perceptions occurred in 1961 between President John F. Kennedy and Iraeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion as they met in New York City. Late to the meeting due to a domestic political issue, Kennedy apologized explaining, “Mr. Prime Minister, you have […]