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Hugh Hewitt: The Death of Soleimani and the Reestablishment of U.S. Deterrence

In the aftermath of President Trump’s order to kill Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force—and a terrorist—a lot of attention is being paid to an interview I conducted with then-candidate Trump in September of 2015.

At the time, Trump was not familiar with Soleimani—and admitted as much. But he added a clue to his thinking then, citing a story written about his unpredictability. Trump told me: “you don’t want to let people know what you’re going to do with respect to certain things that happen. You don’t want the other side to know.”

What Trump has demonstrated—time and again—is the strategic value of this unpredictability combined with a willingness to use force. It has restored U.S. deterrence.

The death of Soleimani is a reminder to Iran and to the watching world that it challenges the United States at its great peril.

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Dan Proft: The Slaughter of Christian Innocents

“Christianity under attack? Sri Lanka church bombings stroke far-right anger in the West.”

That was the headline in the Washington Post the day after the world learned the Easter Sunday church bombers were radical Islamist terrorists.

It seems the Post isn’t sure if Christianity is under attack. But it is sure only the “far-right” is upset about the massacre of “Easter worshippers,” as they term them.

Historically, the Left has used perceived persecution to accrue power—so they are reticent to have Christians benefit from actual persecution, thus they use the label “Easter worshippers”—as if it’s a spring festival of sorts.

This is how identity politics works and it is at work in the coverage of the slaughter of Christian innocents.

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and leading Democrats all used “Easter worshippers” language, generating much-deserved pushback.

No atrocity is so great as to prevent the Left’s pursuit of power.

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Michael Medved: The Real Battle Between Good and Evil

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On Sabbath eve of July 21st, the Salomon family in the Israeli community of Halamish prepared a “Shalom Zachor” celebration to welcome their new-born baby grandson. As they set out sweets and refreshments for their expected guests, a 19-year-old Palestinian stranger burst into the home and stabbed four members of the family, killing three of them.

The savage assault coated the floor of the kitchen and dining room with literally gallons of spilled blood, before an off-duty soldier, hearing the commotion in a neighboring home, shot and apprehended the terrorist.

The terror organization Hamas hailed the “operation” as “heroic” and the U.N. representative for the Palestinian Authority refused to condemn it. These reactions highlight the nature of the ongoing, worldwide struggle against Islamo-Nazi terror.

It’s not about borders, or mosques, or metal detectors: it’s about good and evil. Our domestic political differences look trivial by comparison.

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