The European Union, with its tight sanctions on Iran, may be pushing a wounded tiger into a corner just as the United States did to another country a few years ago. I'm sure you remember what happened then...
If you're careful as a national government, you can pretend that socialism works, and you can hide for a long time the fact that it doesn't. It's still sort of working in Germany. But if you're not careful, soon you'll be France, the new socialist "sick man of Europe".
If we expect to live in peace when Jesus Christ comes again to earth in clouds of glory, then we'd best be preparing now by advocating peace and peaceful solutions to the problems in our communities, our nations, and the world.
The American national maladies of which Dr. King spoke in his "Beyond Vietnam" speech in April of 1967 have only gotten worse. Imagine how much more the shining city on a hill the United States could and would have been today if we had followed Dr. King's prophetic advice.
The other day another Iranian nuclear scientist was murdered in Iran. Did the Iranian government do it and blame it on the west for propaganda value? It doesn't matter, per se. What matters is the ever increasing likelihood that the West is already or soon will be at war with Iran.
How should we deal with the dangerous "mullocracy" in Iran? Will general sanctions work? No. They didn't harm Saddam in the least, but tens of thousands of Iraqi citizens perished for want of food and medicines. Trying the same thing by blocking Iranian oil sales is an excellent case of those not understanding history being doomed to repeat it. Or maybe they are just ignoring the history...
A friend of mine asked me this morning, knowing that I am committed to Ron Paul for president, what I thought about the Iowa caucus results from a couple of nights ago. In a way, I am surprised at how well he did, based on the regular undermining that he received at the hands of the Establishment media. But in a way, I'm also surprised that he didn't do better. There might be a reason for that--one that involves more underhandedness.