WE TEND not to be alarmists when it comes to Christian persecution. We’ve had a pretty good run in the United States over the last couple centuries.
But things have shifted in recent years and it’s getting ugly. Think what you will of Kim Davis (the Clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, who has refused to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage and issue marriage permits to gay couples), some of the criticism she’s received is chilling–for example, equating her actions with sharia law.
AN UGLY scenario is playing out in Iraq. An al-Qaeda linked group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has essentially invaded Iraq from Syria and is on the verge of launching a battle for Baghdad. News reports from the region depict ISIS as a brutal terror organization, leaving a trail of beheaded bodies in its wake.
But until recently, we in the West were sending these guys money and weapons to help them fight against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. What in the world is going on over there?
SPIES HAVE dominated the news of late — the NSA spying scandal has revealed that the US government is basically tracking all our electronic communications. Today we discuss a couple of new revelations. First, CNN reports that the CIA had about three dozen operatives on the ground in Benghazi when the U.S. consulate was attacked last September. Why? They were apparently running guns, shipping missiles from Libya to the rebels in Syria.