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Oak Leaf #148         Answering the Big Question        

Answering the Big Question 
(by Dr. Jim Garlow) 

I have been asked "the question" so many times regarding Trump or Hillary. By way of background, I have followed every national convention—Republican and Democrat—from the time I was age 9, and have attended most of the GOP Conventions from 1984 to the present. I have watched the news virtually every day from the age of 8. I have never seen anything like what we are observing.

In spite of the unprecedented nature of this election cycle, I will attempt to respond to "the question." I am not demanding that anyone else share my view. But I was asked. Here is my best attempt to answer as I am able to see things at this time:

Oak Leaf #147         Information Dominance: A Snapshot of the War        

Information Dominance:  A Snapshot of the War 
(by John Guandolo) 

“I say to you that we are in a battle, and that more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media.” 2005 Letter from Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri, current leader of Al Qaeda

As UTT has reported on numerous occasions, for both the Global Islamic Movement and the Marxist/Socialist movement, the primary focus is in the information domain (propaganda, deception operations, etc.).

Oak Leaf #146         A Political Football – McCarran-Walter Act – U.S. Code        

A Political Football – McCarran-Walter Act – U.S. Code
(by Bill NeSmith) 

In Washington, nothing is really sacred anymore—not a person’s reputation, their character, truth or fiction—only political expediency. In today’s America, truth is stranger than fiction and much harder to find than a needle in a haystack as the media is no longer the source for factual information and the internet has never been a foolproof resource for making one truly wise in a manner equal to the Bible, the Judea-Christian Scriptures themselves. Snopes and other sites have lost credibility (if they ever had any) 

Oak Leaf #145         Sharia – Muslims Cannot “Show the Way to Police” Against Other Muslims        

Sharia – Muslims Cannot “Show the Way to Police” Against Other Muslims 
(by John Guandolo) 

Why haven’t Muslims in America and Europe come out of the woodwork by the thousands to provide the identities of jihadists at their mosques, Islamic schools, and neighborhoods to law enforcement?” 

The reason is the same as it always is: it is a violation of Sharia (Islamic Law)—the guiding doctrine that drives Islam and the Muslims who submit to it.

Oak Leaf #144         Your War Is Here        

Your War is Here 
(by Tom Barrett) 

During the GOP Convention, Navy Seal hero Marcus Luttrell abandoned his prepared speech and got real with the audience. He said, “To the next generation, your war is here; you don't have to find it.” 

Those are powerful words. For decades our troops have been fighting terrorism abroad. There is no doubt that America would prefer to take the fight to them, to root them out of their caves and rat holes, and to let the professional soldiers do the hard work of protecting us. But due to the weakness of our politicians, our military has not been allowed to do their jobs, and the terrorists have brought the war to us.

Oak Leaf #143         My Commentary on the Khan–DNC–Trump Controversy        

My Commentary on the Khan–DNC–Trump Controversy 
(by Nicholas Papanicolaou) 

Trump has caught a lot of heat after his criticism of Mr. and Mrs. Khan.

Is he right?
Are the facts being presented fairly?

Let us begin by the waving of a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution at the DNC by Mr. Khan. Great performance.

But does Mr. Khan really believe in the U.S. Constitution?

Oak Leaf #142         The #1 Lie - We Must Use Muslims to Lead the Fight Against ISIS        

Information Warfare: The #1 Lie—We Must Use Muslims to Lead the Fight Against ISIS  (by John Guandolo) 

In the “War on Terror”—or whatever it is being called this week—America’s leaders tell us the key to stopping ISIS or “radical Islamic terrorism” is to use the Muslim community here in the U.S. and Arab leaders abroad. This is dangerous, foolish, and will continue to lead us down the path of defeat.  This is the #1 lie we are being told by our leaders and reveals how ignorant and clueless they are about our Islamic foe.  This is also a talking point supplied by the Muslim Brotherhood to our leaders who regurgitate it with willing giddiness. 

Oak Leaf #141         Critics Shoot Holes In Widely Cited Gun Study        

Critics Shoot Holes In Widely Cited Gun Study 
(by Maxim Lott) 

A much-heralded and widely cited study of 171 countries over nearly a half century purports to show more guns mean more mass shootings, but critics say the report uses bad methodology in a way that rigs the results. The study by Adam Lankford, a criminal justice professor at the University of Alabama, was published in the journal Violence and Victims in January and has been cited by media outlets -- including The New Yorker, The Washington Post and Time magazine. But the study, formally published earlier this year after a draft was released in academic circles,

Oak Leaf #140         Christians: The Glue between Black and Blue        

Christians: The Glue between Black and Blue (by Andy Sanders) 

I am Honoring My Men and Women in Blue - On Sunday, July 3, my family pulled into Lumberton, North Carolina to stop off at a Cracker Barrel for breakfast on our way to a ten-day ministry/fun trip further south. While enjoying the fresh coffee and delicious Old Timer Breakfast®, I looked up and noticed three North Carolina state troopers eating their meals as well.

Oak Leaf #139         Blood and Scars        

OL-139 Blood and Scars (by Mike Huckabee) - Joel Belz opined that candidates like me have not had “strong enough biblical and philosophical understanding of issues, big enough leadership skills, a clean enough personal record, and courage enough to take the risks and pay the price of getting out front.” The column summarily dismissed a lifetime of service and asked, “Is this handful of folks the best we can produce?”

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