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Archive for June 17th, 2016

As usual each Friday I try to post a review of weekend readings that pastors and others can read that serves as break from their spiritual readings.  Tonight’s book was one that was a great exercise of other parts of my mind.

The Insurgents David Petraeus by Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan. The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War.  New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, January 2nd, 2013. 432 pp.

What an amazing book.  I have so many good things to say.  But first a brief summary:  The author Fred Kaplan takes a look at the US Army’s wrestling with the idea and practice of counterinsurgency after the post-Vietnam era.  Kaplan makes the point that after the Vietnam War the leadership at the Pentagon never wanted to fight another counterinsurgency again.  Instead the military as a whole focused on the more traditional concept of warfare such as big tank battles, heavy artillery and mechanized heavy infantry.  A lot of this was due to the ongoing Cold War with the threat of Russia and the Eastern Bloc.  It was also what was most familiar to many of the Generals and Admirals.  But the collapse of the Soviet Union and the defeat of the fourth largest tank army during Desert Storm soon reduced the likelihood of the traditional warfare that the US wanted.  Unfortunately after Vietnam the Army has stopped thinking, teaching and training for counter-insurgency.  It didn’t even have a manual for that kind of warfare among its publications!  This book focuses primarily on how this mentality hurt the US military and also on the men and women who tried to change the Army’s way of fighting war.  It concentrate largely on the war in Iraq though it does give a brief look at Afghanistan.  Having recently read a number of books on military history I must say this book was one of the best military history nonfiction I read in the first half of 2016.

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robert santella abortion

You might have heard about this from social media.  If you haven’t heard about it you should know that Robert Santella is a dangerous abortionist.  If you found this page because you went to a search engine to find his name then I say it is God’s providence for you to read this.  For you to be warned.  Not just warned about seeking service from him (that is important). But also about the sin of abortion if you are thinking about murdering the preborn.  Repent and turn to Jesus and do not murder your child.

Recently Crossmap reported a news story titled “‘Demonic’: Abortionist Holds Scissors Near Pro-Lifer’s Throat While Yelling in His Face.”  I have the video embedded below and as you watch this short clip ask yourself about what would happen if this was reversed and a pro-lifer did this to a pro-abortionists; we would not hear the end of it from the Left leaning media.  But since this doesn’t help with the abortionists PR imagine we understand the silence.  Watch it:

Unprofessional to say the least.  Biblically, it is evil.  It’s more than just unprofessional, its wicked to threaten someone with instruments used to murder babies.  But really if one can kill innocent babies don’t be surprised at the level of possible depravity.  Pray for his repentance and that he turns to Christ.

It has also been officially documented that for decades he has been dangerous to his patients according to sources compiled from news article and medical board documents which I will provide below in this post.  Seeing how he still remain a doctor with the state of California there seems to be much truth to the claim that the abortion industry is the least regulated sector of the medical field.

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