Summary: The clash of Islam and West has just began and none can see its end -- or its consequences for us all. Here Omar Ali looks at Islam's effect on the West, and draws some fascinating conclusions. "Is Islam the rock on which the liberal order broke?" By Omar Ali at Brown Pundits, 5 December … Continue reading Omar Ali: Islam vs. Western liberalism; only one can win
Summary: So many posts here describe how we are losing. Since we've forgotten, I'm reposting explanations of why and how we are losing -- and how we can win in the age when 4th generation warfare (4GW) is the dominant mode of war. Step one: adopt a rational grand strategy. The original version was posted in … Continue reading Let’s try a defensive strategy in America’s wars, and win.
Summary: Trump gave a good speech in Poland, speaking about traditional American themes. The pushback was dirty, the traditional response of elites to populism (anything goes to suppress populism). Compare their criticism to Trump's words. Decide for yourself. Trump's opponents sling mud to attack Trump. Serious charges against President Trump Elites and their lackeys feel … Continue reading Was Trump a White Nationalist in Poland? Decide for yourself.
Summary: Trump's two key defense appointees, General Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor and General James Mattis, suggest Trump will intensify our war with jihadists. Obama did so, and only helped spread the jihadist struggle. Trump is unlikely to do better because this is primarily a cultural conflict -- with America the overwhelming favorite to … Continue reading Trump prepares for a strong military response to jihadists. We’ll win anyway.
Summary: In today's post Martin van Creveld, among our time’s top historians and military theorists, looks at the geopolitical state of the world. Are the doomsters right, and it is falling down? Or have we begun a new era of peace with the triumph of western culture around the world? (1st of 2 posts today.} … Continue reading The New World Disorder: better, or worse?