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  • The WMD Myth In Iraq That Led To The Chemical Weapons Myth In Syria: A Manipulated Chemical Weapons Watchdog Report? A Pretext For Military Action In Syria?

    01/30/2023 12:07:23 AM PST · by Nextrush · 31 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/30/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    "Obviously @count18899. That is why he believed in WMD, when I didn't, and supported the Iraq war, when I didn't. No contest, really. Do you want to add that the wrong brother died (it's all included in the Twitter admission price), or are you quite done for the day?" Peter Hitchens Twitter Post Saturday 1/28/2023 About His Differences With His Brother The Late Christopher Hitchens Over The Notion Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction In Iraq In the aftermath of 9/11 it certainly made sense for the US military to go after Osama bin Laden and is Al-Qaeda Organization in Afghanistan....
  • Hitch-21

    12/25/2021 7:38:31 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    WFB ^ | 23 Dec2021 | Matthew Continetti
    ’Tis the season to recall Christopher Hitchens. One decade ago this month, the Anglo-American journalist died of esophageal cancer at age 62. Commemorations and tributes have marked the sad occasion. Hitchens has been remembered, variously, as "a giant of letters and of social criticism," as an "artist" who "dwarfed his canvas," and as a writer who "delighted readers and listeners with the sense that one could be both educated and epicurean, both cosmopolitan and combative, both bookish and bombastic." But he also has been described as a public intellectual who "chose his crucial causes poorly, winning pyrrhic victories that mostly...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: The 5C System Hard Lockdown In The Netherlands To Coerce Shots Freedom Protests Across Europe

    12/18/2021 9:30:36 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/18/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Newsdump Update: Health Freedom Protest London Some people are worried about: 5G perhaps we need to be worried about: 5C... The Character Assassination Of A Dutch Politician Who Forced A Vote On Compulsory Vaccination In Parliament... This week Peter Hitchens posted a ten year old remembrance of his late brother Christopher Hitchens at one point describing... Love and Loss. Christmas and more is all in a movie I link to next it's based on the personal experience of C.S. Lewis as written down in "A Grief Observed"... Newdump Breaking News: Hard Christmas Lockdown In The Netherlands To Coerce Vaxxing The...
  • The 9/11 Attacks Ultimately Proved A Lesser Threat To America Than The Totalitarian Left

    09/10/2021 8:11:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 10, 2021 | John Daniel Davidson
    The left hates America and ordinary Americans at least as much as the 9/11 hijackers did, and for some of the same reasons.I was in college when the planes hit the towers, studying that Tuesday morning before class in the student union. The woman who ran the student snack bar and I were the only people there that morning, and together we watched the second plane hit on live TV. At that moment, my stomach dropped. After the first plane hit, no one really knew what was going on, whether a small aircraft had accidentally crashed into the tower or...
  • Atheist hero Christopher Hitchens studied Bible before his death, Christian friends reveal

    05/29/2019 7:29:17 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies ^ | May 27, 2019 | Jonathon Van Maren
    May 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Christopher Hitchens would probably be pleased to know that nearly a decade after his death, people have not stopped talking about him. Beyond the endless speculation as to what the Hitch might have had to say about President Donald Trump (back in 2000 he wrote that Trump had “worked out how to cover 90 percent of his skull with 30 percent of his hair”), he was recently the subject of a BBC Radio 4 documentary “Remembering Christopher Hitchens,” and the filmmaker who followed Hitchens for the 2009 documentary Collision has been releasing short vignettes of...
  • New York Times Links Darwin, Dawkins, and Witchcraft Chic

    Times reporter Michelle Goldberg notes the “well-documented resurgence of occultism among millennials.” In investigating this, she visited a “fashionable occult boutique” in Brooklyn, attending a presentation on witchcraft by an individual called Dakota Bracciale: Bracciale, who uses the gender-neutral pronouns they and them, grew up in an evangelical household — somewhere “between ‘Jesus Camp’ and snake handlers” — and said that the new atheism of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens had a profound effect on their generation. But atheism wasn’t enough, said Bracciale: “It left this huge vacuum, and that vacuum had to be filled with something.” This is a...
  • War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod 'had to...

    06/03/2012 11:29:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod 'had to be separated' Eric Holder, Barack Obama's attorney general and David Axelrod, his top political adviser had to be separated after squaring up during a furious row over attempts to impose White House operatives in the justice department. By Jon Swaine, Washington 6:22PM BST 03 Jun 2012 Eric Holder, who heads Mr Obama's justice department, is said to have become "incensed" after being accused by David Axelrod of complaining publicly about political interference in his office. "That's bull****," Mr Holder said in a confrontation...
  • An Unexpected Ally: Did You Know Atheist Christopher Hitchens Was Pro-Life?

    01/25/2017 8:35:59 PM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Church POP ^ | Jan 25 2017 | by ChurchPOP Editor
    Christopher Hitchens was a committed atheist and fierce opponent of religion in general, appearing in many debates arguing against the existence of God, published a book called God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, and even attacked the virtue of Mother Teresa in a film titled Hell’s Angel. So the following fact might surprise you: he was against abortion. In a debate with Christian philosopher Jay W. Richards, Hitchens condemned religions that praised infanticide, which prompted one of the moderators to ask him if he was involved in the pro-life movement. Here’s his surprising answer: “I believe the concept of ‘unborn child’ is a real concept,...
  • Corbyn's Anti-Trident Speech Angers Labour MPs (British nuclear submarines)

    02/27/2016 3:22:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 27, 2016 | Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent
    Jeremy Corbyn is on collision course with Labour MPs and trade unions for defiantly speaking at an anti-Trident rally and snubbing his party's pro-EU campaign. The Labour leader will address a CND rally in London alongside the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru, the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and veteran left-wing actress Vanessa Redgrave. His decision has infuriated many Labour MPs, who claim he is campaigning against the party's policy on Trident and ignoring its policy to campaign to remain in the EU. Although Mr Corbyn will also attend Labour's Yorkshire and the Humber regional conference, where...
  • Hillary “running for therapeutic reasons”

    09/07/2015 6:21:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9-6-15 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Before his death in 2011, Christopher Hitchens warned about Hillary Years ago journalist and literary critic Christopher Hitchens shared his candid thoughts on a Hillary Clinton presidential bid. “As for Mrs. Clinton, as for all she’s done for us and after all she’s suffered on our behalf, she feels she’s owed the presidency and who could possibly disagree? Her life is meaningless if she doesn’t get at least a shot and one can only sympathize. Unless you think, as I do, that people should be distrusted, who are running for therapeutic reasons,” said Hitchens. Hitchens passed away in 2011, but...
  • Chris Hitchens on Hillary (and Bill) March 2001!

    07/01/2015 11:32:39 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 19,2013 | Christopher Hitchens/Dennis Miller
    Dennis Miller Live S08 E07 March 2 2001 Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens correctly characterizes (throughout the segment) the Clinton grifting couple. WARNING-this is an HBO show, foul language and sophisticated, accurate descriptions of how nasty these two are, by people who knew and know. Prescient. Beginning at time signature 22:17 Hitchens talks about Billy Boy moving back to blacks (like the current church burning non-events of today) into Harlem, and further how it is Hillary who is after the money and always was.
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • Christopher Hitchens: The Last Good American Atheist

    07/04/2014 1:33:35 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 23 replies
    America (big tip o'the hat to Hot Air) ^ | 07/01/14 | Sean Salai, S. J.
    I asked the middle-aged man across from me, “Who was the last good American president?” It was the year 2000. As a 19-year old college journalist studying history and political science, I was eager to know my drinking partner’s response to this question. He had just finished railing against Presidents Clinton, Reagan and Bush '41. At this point, I was wondering if he liked any U.S. president at all. To my surprise, I didn’t have long to wait for an answer. Without hesitation, Christopher Hitchens leaned across the table, looked me in the eye, and quipped with boozy conviction: “Eisenhower.”...
  • The Radical Intolerance of Radical Gays

    12/20/2013 8:11:15 AM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    western journalism dot com ^ | 12/3013 | Richard Larsen
    The Radical Intolerance of Radical Gays August 26, 2013 by Richard Larsen Tolerance is a virtue. But to be a positive force in a nation, or a community, it must be applied universally, not selectively. Definitionally, it denotes not only forbearance of behavior, but of opinions that are disagreed with. Yet the degree of intolerance shown to those who oppose the radical homosexual agenda is immensely disturbing, especially coming from those who are such ardent advocates of toleration. Those who oppose the leftist agenda are often subjected to threats, obscene anonymous phone calls, character assassination, and disturbing mischaracterizations in social...
  • Why They Left God Leaving churches that are "shallow, harmless, and ultimately irrelevant"

    06/22/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 54 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 6-22-13 | Rod Dreher
    Following our 2010 debate in Billings, Montana, I asked Christopher Hitchens why he didn’t try to savage me on stage the way he had so many others. His reply was immediate and emphatic: “Because you believe it.” Without fail, our former church-attending students expressed similar feelings for those Christians who unashamedly embraced biblical teaching. Larry Alex Taunton and his Christian foundation did a study of college students who are committed atheists, asking them why they chose atheism. What they learned is interesting. Excerpt from his Atlantic piece: They had attended church Most of our participants had not chosen their worldview...
  • Buckley vs. Hitchens

    05/29/2013 7:50:12 AM PDT · by knarf · 7 replies
    self, youtube ^ | May 29, 2013 | knarf
    Researching something else, I discovered this exchange between Buckley and Hitchens and CIA/FBI intrusion into American's lives.
  • Whiny Atheists Protest Charlie Brown Christmas Special

    11/29/2012 5:38:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | November 29, 2012 | Doug Giles
    The atheists I grew up with in Texas were a tad bit pluckier than today’s lardy hagfish atheists who file lawsuits every winter when they see a child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Yep, the anti-theists I used to hang out with in the Lone Star state were rugged individualists who were so busy milking this existence that they didn’t have time to bleat like a stuck sheep because a plastic baby Jesus statue endangered their delicate beliefs. My other non-believing buddies who weren’t the robust Hemingway types were usually heady stoners who were into physics, Pink Floyd and Frisbee and...
  • Did You Know that the Mormon Religion Was Partly Inspired By Islam?

    07/31/2012 10:07:05 AM PDT · by pinochet · 89 replies
    I recently acquired a paper back version of the late Christopher Hitchen's pro-atheist book "God is not Great", printed in 1998 by Hatchette Book Group USA. I do not agree with Hitchen's atheist views, but he has some useful information on the different religions of the world. On page 190-191, Hitchens mentions that the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith, saw Prophet Muhammad of Islam as his hero and role model. Smith is quoted as saying: "I shall be to this generation a new Muhammad". He is also quoted as saying "Either the Al-Koran or the Sword". Of course, the Mormons of...
  • Who Dares Attack My Chesterton? (Long)

    06/05/2012 8:12:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies ^ | June 4th, 2012 | Zac Alstin
    Who Dares Attack My Chesterton? OpinionJune 4th, 2012 Zac Alstin The late Christopher Hitchens  It is a cliché of pop psychology that we are least able to tolerate people who remind us of our own selves. There’s only room for one Life Of The Party and we feel a twinge of antagonism toward anyone whose excellence threatens to outshine our own. I was reminded of this when I read Christopher Hitchens’ posthumously published review of a biography of the great British journalist G.K. Chesterton. It certainly was a curious valediction. As an obituary for Hitchens described: “Consider the mix. Constant pain, weak as...
  • Learning from Christopher Hitchens: Lessons Evangelicals Must Not Miss

    01/15/2012 2:18:32 PM PST · by rhema · 81 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/11/12 | R. Albert Mohler
    The death of Christopher Hitchens on December 15 was not unexpected, and that seemed only to add to the tragedy. His fight against cancer had been lived, like almost every other aspect of his colorful life, in full public view. He had told numerous interviewers that he wanted to die in an active, not a passive sense. Then again, there may never have been a truly passive moment in Christopher Hitchens’ life. Long before he was known as one of the world’s most ardent atheists, he was known as a world-class essayist and a hard-driving public intellectual. Born in England,...