It is a fundamental mistake to see the enemy as a set of targets. The enemy in war is a group of people. Some of them will have to be killed. Others will have to be captured or driven into hiding. The overwhelming majority, however, have to be persuaded. — Frederick Kagan
Great article on the long decline, and how illusions are needed to keep the myth going.
The United States, locked in the kind of twilight disconnect that grips dying empires, is a country entranced by illusions. It spends its emotional and intellectual energy on the trivial and the absurd.
Is this story laying the groundwork for the re-construction of the Temple of Solomon? Sure seems like it.
A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of this disputed capital’s Old City, is creating a potentially explosive clash with the Muslim world, which considers the spot holy and bans Jews from public worship there.
Their proposals, long dismissed as extremist, are now being debated in the Israeli parliament and embraced by an expansionist wing in the ruling coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
This story is at least suspicious. Remember, the police and the media have lost the benefit of the doubt, so everything they do in combination should at least be looked at closely. Not sure of this story.
Toronto Police mourned one of their own Monday as a constable who was seriously injured in an on-duty crash died in hospital.