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Steve Breen

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  1. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The human race is a warrior species. Yes. Oh don’t laugh. You do NOT become the top of the food chain by being a pacifist. Even those that advocate peace, “fight” for their cause.

    And while violence is not the answer to most of today’s problems, violence is one of a pair of first responses to an unknown/threatening situation.

    Our brothers and sisters who have answer the call when violence is brought against this country are to be remembered with honor and respect.

    The shame is that the call is now being issued for things other than “defending” our nation against an aggressor but to further personal and economic agendas.

  2. s49nav

    s49nav said, over 1 year ago

    Issued in the days just after 9/11 (twin towers, not Benghazi). Amazingly relevant today.
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    “Five questions non-Muslims would like answered
    By Dennis Prager, Dennis Prager’s nationally syndicated radio show is heard daily in Los Angeles on KRLA-AM (870). He may be contacted through his website: www.dennisprager.com.

    THE RIOTING IN France by primarily Muslim youths and the hotel bombings in Jordan are the latest events to prompt sincere questions that law-abiding Muslims need to answer for Islam’s sake, as well as for the sake of worried non-Muslims.

    Here are five of them:

    (1) Why are you so quiet?

    Since the first Israelis were targeted for death by Muslim terrorists blowing themselves up in the name of your religion and Palestinian nationalism, I have been praying to see Muslim demonstrations against these atrocities. Last week’s protests in Jordan against the bombings, while welcome, were a rarity. What I have seen more often is mainstream Muslim spokesmen implicitly defending this terror on the grounds that Israel occupies Palestinian lands. We see torture and murder in the name of Allah, but we see no anti-torture and anti-murder demonstrations in the name of Allah.

    There are a billion Muslims in the world. How is it possible that essentially none have demonstrated against evils perpetrated by Muslims in the name of Islam? This is true even of the millions of Muslims living in free Western societies. What are non-Muslims of goodwill supposed to conclude? When the Israeli government did not stop a Lebanese massacre of Palestinians in the Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982, great crowds of Israeli Jews gathered to protest their country’s moral failing. Why has there been no comparable public demonstration by Palestinians or other Muslims to morally condemn Palestinian or other Muslim-committed terror?

    (2) Why are none of the Palestinian terrorists Christian?

    If Israeli occupation is the reason for Muslim terror in Israel, why do no Christian Palestinians engage in terror? They are just as nationalistic and just as occupied as Muslim Palestinians.

    (3) Why is only one of the 47 Muslim-majority countries a free country?

    According to Freedom House, a Washington-based group that promotes democracy, of the world’s 47 Muslim countries, only Mali is free. Sixty percent are not free, and 38% are partly free. Muslim-majority states account for a majority of the world’s “not free” states. And of the 10 “worst of the worst,” seven are Islamic states. Why is this?

    (4) Why are so many atrocities committed and threatened by Muslims in the name of Islam?

    Young girls in Indonesia were recently beheaded by Muslim murderers. Last year, Muslims — in the name of Islam — murdered hundreds of schoolchildren in Russia. While reciting Muslim prayers, Islamic terrorists take foreigners working to make Iraq free and slaughter them. Muslim daughters are murdered by their own families in the thousands in “honor killings.” And the Muslim government in Iran has publicly called for the extermination of Israel.

    (5) Why do countries governed by religious Muslims persecute other religions?

    No church or synagogue is allowed in Saudi Arabia. The Taliban destroyed some of the greatest sculptures of the ancient world because they were Buddhist. Sudan’s Islamic regime has murdered great numbers of Christians.

    Instead of confronting these problems, too many of you deny them. Muslims call my radio show to tell me that even speaking of Muslim or Islamic terrorists is wrong. After all, they argue, Timothy McVeigh is never labeled a “Christian terrorist.” As if McVeigh committed his terror as a churchgoing Christian and in the name of Christ, and as if there were Christian-based terror groups around the world.

    As a member of the media for nearly 25 years, I have a long record of reaching out to Muslims. Muslim leaders have invited me to speak at major mosques. In addition, I have studied Arabic and Islam, have visited most Arab and many other Muslim countries and conducted interfaith dialogues with Muslims in the United Arab Emirates as well as in the U.S. Politically, I have supported creation of a Palestinian state and supported (mistakenly, I now believe) the Oslo accords.

    Hundreds of millions of non-Muslims want honest answers to these questions, even if the only answer you offer is, “Yes, we have real problems in Islam.” Such an acknowledgment is infinitely better — for you and for the world — than dismissing us as anti-Muslim.

    We await your response."

  3. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Very nice, Steve.

  4. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    Biology is not destiny. We can change.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    My great uncle (5 foot 22 inches tall as he put it) with two of his brothers survived WW I. My uncle and father-ln-law both received Purple Hearts for action in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. The family seemed to skip Korea, but I served in Viet Nam and survived. My son served in all "W"’s wars and elsewhere over 13 years, but though disabled retired, he, like all of us, survived.


    Memorial Day is about all of our friends who did NOT survive.


    But “historically”, it was Cain who started it all.

  6. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 1 year ago

    Good toon!
    @dtroutma
    You are 110percent correct. The holiday is to remember those who gave all. But let us also honor you who served, and may we honor you daily, as we remember daily.

  7. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    ^ Indeed. But for the right amount of money, you can purchase freedom from me by buying the right deodorant, hair spray, automobile, beer, gun, and cigarette giving you all the freedom you will ever need.

  8. kamwick

    kamwick said, over 1 year ago

    There little Stevie Breen goes again, glorifying war, just as his keepers at the San Diego Union Tribune demand.

    The war apologists DESPERATELY want to pretend that each and every war waged and life spent in the name of those wars was mandatory to protect our freedom. Even those waged “preemptively” thousands of miles away.

    Sorry to actually hold the truth up, folks (I know it hurts), but, yes, indeed, many young soldiers’ lives were wasted in the name of glorified war. Don’t be mad at me for speaking this truth. Your anger is best spent on the overlords sending your jobless sons and daughters to die in the name of fear and loathing.

  9. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, over 1 year ago

    @kamwick

    I DID NOT approve this message (Sorry for the time-lag, just now read)
    Are there ANY incidents that were/are worthy of conflict ? Curious .

  10. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 1 year ago

    @kamwick

    What if there was no war? What if we were not free? What would we say? Nothing?
    You betcha!
    To the families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Whether the war was needed or not (And to be honest, we will never know the answer) I still and will always say “Thank You!”

  11. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Panama? Grenada? What heroism…

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @bhinkle

    Nope. Not one thing in your comment has any reference to what I said.

    You do read english don’t you?

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