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Another great article by Katie Pavlich at Townhall

October 16, 2014

Here’s an interesting article from Townhall.com by author Katie Pavlich (author of “Fast and Furious”). In the article, she quotes an AP story where a villager says “We all know that if they come, they will slit our throats for no reason.” The AP author then notes that the quoted speaker has “an assault rifle resting next to him.”

One of the things that amazes me about our foreign policy is that we put up with so much crap from other governments as they treat their own people like peons. I’m against foreign aid in general, but I’m absolutely against it for countries with governments that don’t allow their people to be armed. This should be the single most significant factor when judging a country worthy of help. If the government is able to trust their own people with firearms, then we might be able to trust them with aid.

Here’s the link to the article by Katie Pavlich: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/09/05/christians-in-the-middle-east-arm-themselves-as-violence-rages-around-them-n1887849

Frankly, I can’t recommend that you click on that link. Townhall is so full of crappy scripts that it’s crashing my browser. Too bad, because it’s good content. Here’s the article for your reading enjoyment.

Earlier this week the BBC and Al Jazeera both reported on armed Iraqi citizen volunteers who helped government forces fight off ISIS in Amerli. Today, the AP is out with a story about Christians in the Middle East who are arming themselves, carrying weapons with them during daily tasks and heading to the hills at night to defend their communities as violence continues to rage around them. Genocide is at their front door and they’re doing everything they can to stop it from coming in.

(begin of AP quote)
Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack.

“We all know that if they come, they will slit our throats for no reason,” said one villager as he drove through the streets of Qaa, an assault rifle resting next to him.

Now, for the first time since the Lebanese civil war ended in 1990, Lebanese Christians are rearming and setting up self-defense units to protect themselves, an indication of the growing anxiety over the expanding reach of radical Islamic groups.  (end of AP quote)

So far, the terror army ISIS has slaughtered and tortured thousands of Christians in Iraq and Syria.

A lesson that needs to be learned by all people under any government is that eventually, your government will fail. The only one that will be there to take care of you and the ones you love is going to be you. You need to have the tools to take care of those needs. The AP article described this villager as having an “assault rifle” but the reality is, that it should have been called a “defense rifle” or maybe “the government has failed again” rifle (though that would take a lot longer to say, it’s a lot closer to reality).

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