Friday, April 14, 2006

Bywater is up!

From the Opinion Journal:

Each January the pope delivers a formal address to the diplomatic corps attached to the Holy See. This year Benedict gave his first. Read the following and watch the religious wheat separated from the terrorist chaff:

"Attention has rightly been drawn to the danger of a clash of civilizations," said Benedict. "The danger is made more acute by organized terrorism, which has already spread over the whole planet. Its causes are many and complex, not least those to do with political ideology, combined with aberrant religious ideas. Terrorism does not hesitate to strike defenseless people, without discrimination, or to impose inhuman blackmail, causing panic among entire populations, in order to force political leaders to support the designs of the terrorists. No situation can justify such criminal activity, which covers the perpetrators with infamy, and it is all the more deplorable when it hides behind religion, thereby bringing the pure truth of God down to the level of the terrorists' own blindness and moral perversion."

Moral perversion? We indeed have a pope, one, it appears, who won't pull his punches, and one who like the rest of us just now must contemplate the meaning of Flight 93's hijackers driving a passenger airliner to earth while chanting, "Allah is the greatest."

Any leader has to pick his fights, and my guess is that this pope will take his to the place he knows best--Europe.


To answer the question, "Yes, The Pope is Catholic". It sounds to me He's loosed the first shot of return fire upon the Religion ofTerror.
And Vets for Freedom are organizing return fire upon the "What was that flash of light in the sky?" Dinosaur media:
"Inaccurate or politically inflamed media reports and policymaker statements based on rumor, speculation and even nonexistent events place an almost singular focus on negative aspects of the conflict versus any attention to many successes that take place almost daily. Those of us from the frontline have a much different view, but for reasons beyond our understanding, our perspective has been largely ignored. Vets for Freedom seeks to change this environment, providing viewpoints both positive and negative on what will be needed to achieve victory.
The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars have been difficult, dangerous endeavors. But we are literally in the process of changing the world, which, as we know, is not an easy task. I am a firm believer that it is America’s duty to itself and its obligation to the world to fight terror and advance democracy across the globe. I fought in the Iraq War and I saw firsthand the horrors and atrocities of a war against an evil enemy. I am determined to win this war. However, we cannot win this war without your support. I hope you will join me and thousands of other veterans as we continue to fight for the cause of freedom. To be successful, veterans and their supporters must now fight the second front of this war. We must win the American people to win in Iraq. "
Semper Fi! Wade Zirkle
"They rode back to the middle of the village. There Sam turned aside and galloped off down the lane that led south to Cotton's. He had not gone far when he heard a sudden clear horn-call go up ringing into the sky. Far over hill and field it echoed; and so compelling was that call that Sam himself almost turned and dashed back. His pony reared and neighed.
'On, lad! On!' he cried. 'We'll be going back soon.'
Then he heard Merry change the note, and up went the horn cry of Buckland, shaking the air.
Awake! Awake! Fear, Fire, Foes! Awake!
Fire, Foes! Awake!
Behind him Sam heard a hubbub of voices and a great din and slamming of doors. In front of him, lights sprang out in the gloaming; dogs barked; feet came running. Before he got to the lane's end there was Farmer cotton with three of his lads, young Tom, Jolly, and Nick, hurrying towards him. They had axes in their hands, and barred the way.
'Nay! It's not one of them ruffians,' Sam heard the farmer say. 'It's a hobbit by the size of it, but all dresed up queer. Hey!' he cried. 'Who are you, and what's all this to-do?'
'It's Sam, Sam Gamgee. I've come back.'
Farmer Cotton came up close and stared at him in the twilight. 'Well!' he exclaimed. 'The voice is right, and your face is no worse than it was, Sam. But I should a' passed you in the street in that gear. You've been in foreign parts, seemingly. We feared you were dead.'
'That I ain't!' said Sam. 'Nor Mr. Frodo. He's here and his friends. And that's the to-do. They're raising the shire. We're going to clear out these ruffians, and their Chief too. We're starting now.'
'Good, good!' cried Farmer Cotton. 'So it's begun at last! I've been itching for trouble all this year, but folks wouldn't help, And I've had the wife and Rosie to think of. These ruffians don't stick at nothing. But come on now, lads! Bywater is up! We must be in it!'
Il Papa, The Holy Father has sounded the horn call in Europe. Vets for Freedom are calling to the hearts of Liberty in American manhood. Liberty is up at last!! We must be in it.

No comments: