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Islam – a religion of peace or a totalitarian ideology

Posted by Picard578 on July 1, 2017

“Truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”

  • Gloria Steinem

During times of universal deceit; telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

  • George Orwell

Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.

  • Potter Stewart

The worst form of inequality is to try make unequal things equal.

  • Aristotle

Political power comes from physical occupation: not historical rights, not title deeds, not moral rights – only occupation. Those people who occupy a territory determine the nature of the society in that region.

  • Arthur Kemp

There are signs that Allah will grant victory to Islam in Europe without swords, without guns, without conquest. We don’t need terrorists, we don’t need homicide bombers. The 50+ million Muslims [in Europe] will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.

  • Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi, Libyan Leader, March 2007

Western liberals (including the current Pope) all too often choose to sacrifice truth and critical thinking to the god of political correctness. But political correctness is the enemy of truth. While democracy is based on a compromise, there cannot be compromise with truth. Something is either true or it is not. If it is not true, then it is either a mistake (if accidental) or a lie (if intentional). But lies have many variants: direct lie, half-truth / omission, “from a certain point of view”, relativism. Thus, what follows will be an attempt at unbiased and non-politically correct answer to a question: is Islam a religion of peace? First comes the name itself. „Islam“ comes from „al-Silm“, which means „submission“. While Muslims say that it means „al-Salaam“ or „peace“, that is an example of „taqiyya“ – or a „holy lie“ (explained later). Next stage will naturally be the Qur’an, as it is the basis of Islam just as the Bible is the basis of Christianity – crime begins with a thought, and thought itself can be a crime. Since I have no knowledge of Arabic, I will be using translation by the Hadrat Maulawi Sher’Ali. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bicycle at war

Posted by Picard578 on February 21, 2017

History

First bicycles (“Penny-Farthings”) were tall and dangerous to ride due to propensity for causing inadvertent sommersaults. These bikes were first tested in war by the French, used by dispatch riders and scouts during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871, while Prussians still relied on push cycles. This conflict destroyed the French bicycle industry, and further advancement was left to United Kingdom and United States. It was English inventor John Kemp Starley who developed the “safety bicycle” by applying the invention of drive chain. In 1870. Italians introduced bicycle to their bersaglieri troops. Trained to carry dispatches, they averaged 12 miles an hour across open country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rounding Up The Chicoms

Posted by Picard578 on August 10, 2016

Rounding Up The Chicoms by David Archibald, author of Australia’s Defence (Connor Court) and Twilight of Abundance (Regnery) 2 August 2016   We study history so as to not repeat it. If your ad…

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Notes on War

Posted by Picard578 on January 15, 2015

War is not a question of mathematics

While mathematic considerations such as numbers, range, firepower and armor are important, they are not the decisive factor. War in itself tends to be confusing, and especially in maneuver warfare, side that acts faster and more appropriately is more likely to win. For this reason, personal factors such as training, personal initiative, communications and situational awareness outweight arithmetical factors such as weapons quality (as commonly understood in numerical terms) and quantity by a large degree.

Training is by far the most important factor since it allows troops to quickly adapt and outmaneuver the enemy. Again, amount of training does not tell much if we don’t know how it is done. Advantage in training can easily neutralize disadvantages in technical and personal areas such as situational awareness or deficient weapons. Read the rest of this entry »

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