Paul's Passing Thoughts

Forgotten Justice: Soleimani Assassination Small Price to Pay for 1983 Marine Barracks Bombing

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 8, 2020

ppt-jpeg4“It is unclear as to whether or not the families have received any actual payments, but even if they have, Obama paid Iran back with interest. Let that sink in; Obama repaid Iran for a settlement that was the only justice Americans received for the 1983 bombing.” 

The political discussion surrounding the pros and cons of assassinating Qasem Soleimani, even from former military personnel, is stunning. Vacant from all of the discussion is the fact that Iran was directly reasonable for the Marine barracks bombing that killed 241 Americans during Qasem Soleimani’s tenure. On the one hand, we bemoan “endless wars” because we put so much value on the life of our brave soldiers, but on the other hand, many, including NO ENDLESS WARS AT ALL COST advocates such as Tucker Carlson seem to be completely comfortable with no justice being executed for the cowardly murder of 241 Marines while they slept.

Granted, trying to ferment democracy in some countries is a total waste of time, money, and blood, but I understand the ideology. Since humanity is endowed by God with a need to be free, wouldn’t it make sense to save the world with democracy building? No, because here is what George Bush (both of them) totally missed: freedom requires bravery. America is the best thing that has ever happened to the world, but not only because our land is free; the land is free because the brave live here.

You see, justice is all about the value of human life. If a life is worthless, who cares about justice? America’s bravery comes from valuing life. When acts that see life as worthless happen, those who value life displace their fear with anger. You cannot build a democracy where zero-sum-life ideology rules.

In response to a lawsuit filed by families of the Marines in 2014, a federal court found Iran guilty of being responsible for the bombing. The families were awarded 920 million. I won’t go into the twenty-year-plus maze of court cases, but a case in 2016 cleared the way for the families to obtain the awarded funds through a law that had frozen 1.7 billion in Iranian assets located in U.S. banks.

Throughout the legal process, the Obama administration supported the court cases for obvious political reasons, but in the end, merely paid Iran back for the settlements. In fact, though there is much debate about how much cold cash was delivered to Iran by Obama, one delivery was 1.7 billion, the same amount that were frozen assets that the families were awarded from. It is unclear as to whether or not the families have received any actual payments, but even if they have, Obama paid Iran back with interest. Let that sink in; Obama repaid Iran for a settlement that was the only justice Americans received for the 1983 bombing.

Where is this story, and where is the discussion of the Marine barracks bombing in all of this? Furthermore, the result was America pulling out of Lebanon immediately; how did that work for us?

Iran has committed several acts of war against the U.S. One must ask what would happen if a country bombed a Chinese military barracks. What Trump has done follows: he has finally delivered some measure of justice for American families.

If Iran is not willing to take their medicine; let there be war, final justice for them is long overdue. And if you want an end to endless wars, trust me, this won’t be an endless one.

paul

The Vultures Are Circling

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on January 8, 2020

The word translated “fowls” in the Bible is a reference to carrion birds which feed on the carcasses of dead animals and for the Jews would have been considered “unclean”.

I don’t think I need to say any more.  The rest of the meme speaks for itself.

~ Andy

 

Paul Dohse Sessions for TANC 2020

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 7, 2020

Temples of Unfinished Salvation

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 6, 2020

Understanding The Church’s Leftist Trend

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 6, 2020

…it is true they were Christians, but they were primarily sons of the Enlightenment, and they held man as an effective, potent, rational creature. The founders of our country were effective men. They believed in the effectiveness of human existence. This is in absolute defiance of historical orthodoxy. There is no way you can massage historic Augustinian-Lutheran-Calvinist orthodoxy into rational, competent, successful men. It’s not possible. The practical outworking is in the United States man’s exposure to the Dark Ages was directly centered around the Puritan doctrine, and it was that same Puritan doctrine that the Founding Fathers made an overt effort to separate from government and, in many instances, to defeat.

See conference videos and full transcript here.

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