What Is True?

October 30, 2003


Liberty, War & Politics
Ethics & Religion

Liberty, War & Politics

Wisdom of the Father, Folly of the Son
by Paul Craig Roberts, Newsmax.com, October 11, 2003

...On Oct. 7, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, one of the U.S. "coalition" partners in the invasion of Iraq, was censured by the Australian Senate for the lies he told to justify sending Australian troops to war with Iraq...

Where to Cut? Anywhere, Everywhere
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., Lewrockwell.com, October 9, 2003

...Government spending of all sorts may appear "generous," but it is backed by coercion since it is paid for by force, whether through direct taxes, borrowings that crowd out private investment (and are to be repaid by taxes), or revenue that comes through charges on monopolized services....

Dubious intelligence
by Eric Margolis, Toronto Sun, Canoe.ca, October 4, 2003

Article also here.

...Before the war on Iraq, CIA director Tenet took the unprecedented step of publicly warning many of the claims about Iraq were not justified by facts...

***The Neo-Jacobins***
by Paul Craig Roberts, Lewrockwell.com, October 23, 2003

...Opposed to the American Republic that is based in traditional morality and limits on power, the Jacobin agenda is to remake America into an empire capable of imposing virtue on the world...

The National Defense Myth
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., Lewrockwell.com, October 9, 2003

About the idea of private sector defense: The Myth of National Defense: Essays on the Theory and History of Security Production.

...Thus has the US government presumed the right to shell out half a trillion of other people’s money every year, build and threaten the use of weapons of mass destruction, place troops in nearly 130 countries, and generally build the most well-funded, destructive, expansive, meddlesome military empire in all of human history...

Turks trade troops for hard U.S. cash
by Eric Margolis, Toronto Sun, Canoe.ca, October 12, 2003

Article also here.

...Turkey's unsustainable debt problem perfectly illustrates how nations with weak economies and large debt lose their independence and become beholden to foreign powers....

Holocaust in the Making
by Paul Craig Roberts, Antiwar.com, October 27, 2003

About "mini-nukes".

...Deeply buried caches of weapons of mass destruction exist nowhere except, of course, in the US, Israel and Russia – countries that are not to be found on the neocons' terrorist list. But neocons are betting that a rumored threat can be used to justify a new generation of nuclear weapons...

The Meaning of the Rumsfeld Memo
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., Mises.org, October 24, 2003

Ethics & Religion

"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
I Thess. 5:21

In Pope John Paul II we have seen greatness
by Eric Margolis, Toronto Sun, Canoe.ca, October 19, 2003

Article also here.

...John Paul reinvigorated the Catholic faith by insisting its tenets be faithfully observed,...

...he inspired the hearts and minds of Eastern Europe's peoples, and ignited their uprising against Soviet imperial rule...

...When President George Bush and British PM Tony Blair decided to invade Iraq, Pope John Paul repeatedly accused them of preparing to wage an immoral war of aggression...

I agree with the Pope on abortion, on the Soviet Union and on what constitutes an immoral war.