In China, where religious liberty has been under attack since the communist takeover in 1949, persecution of Christians has escalated over recent months. Communist Chinese authorities have destroyed churches and religious symbols and arrested Christian leaders and laity in recent crackdowns against those groups regarded by Beijing as “cults.”
U.S. military engagements in the decades since World War II have often been characterized by their expansive nature, a development commonly called "mission creep." But the already expanded role of the new mission in Afghanistan — the training and support mission that follows "the end of combat operations" in that country — might better be described as "mission morph" or "mission mutation."
ISIS, the throat-cutting, children-murdering Islamist terrorist organization that is taking over large segments of Iraq and Syria, owes its beginning to the U.S. government.
Under the guise of advancing what the United Nations refers to as “human rights,” the dictator-dominated global body is waging a full-blown assault on free-speech rights by pressuring governments to criminalize so-called “hate speech.” Indeed, working alongside radical government-funded activist groups and anti-liberty politicians around the world, the UN and other totalitarian-minded forces have now reached the point where they openly claim that what they call “international law” actually requires governments to ban speech and organizations they disapprove of.
Critics, though, are fighting back in an effort to protect freedom of speech — among the most fundamental of all real rights. While Americans’ God-given right to speak freely is firmly enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the UN and its hordes of “human rights” bureaucrats are currently haranguing the people of Japan — among others — to drastically curtail speech rights.
Despite portrayals of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being a rival to China's proposed Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP), the TPP is meant as a step toward the FTAAP.
More of the Obama administration’s supposed “moderate” jihadist rebels this month defected to al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch known as Jabhat al-Nusra, which was also reportedly working with the self-styled “Islamic State.” Obama’s “moderate” rebels, armed and trained by U.S. taxpayers under the guise of fighting less moderate ISIS jihadists (whom Vice President Joe Biden admitted were actually armed and funded by Obama’s “anti-ISIS” coalition), reportedly took their heavy American weapons with them. Eventually, those U.S.-supplied weapons are likely to be used against Western interests and citizens, analysts said.
Amid a national crackdown on Christians and other religious believers, Beijing tells Party members religion is not for them.
Contrary to public perception, Israel has some of the most restrictive gun laws on the planet. That isn't likely to change, even after the synagogue attack on Saturday.
As of November 12th, the United States will start granting visas to Chinese visitors that are valid for up to 10 years instead of just one.
A Christian couple in Pakistan was recently murdered by a Muslim mob after allegedly destroying some pages from the Koran. It was a sad incident but not an unusual one, reflecting the growing persecution of Christians throughout most of the Islamic world.
With most U.S. troops supposedly on the verge of leaving the dubious new Afghan regime to stand (or crumble) largely on its own, the Communist Chinese dictatorship is stepping in to fill the void and reap the benefits — with the full support of the Obama administration. From providing authorities in Kabul with “security” assistance and foreign aid to investing in its economic development via oil and mining, Beijing has big plans for Afghanistan. In other words, as occurred in Iraq, it appears that the ruthless autocracy ruling mainland China is set to emerge as among the primary beneficiaries of the costly U.S. government “regime change” made in the “graveyard of empires,” which began more than a decade ago.