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Finally, Someone in the Senate Makes Sense of the Struggle with ISIS!

Another "must see" video?  Yup, trust me, this is worth every seventeen minutes of your time.  Although he is among the youngest in the Senate, Ben Sasse is the adult in the Senate chamber.

Watch this!

Reader Comments (9)

Good speech but I do wish he would follow up with proposals besides just the importance of labeling. For example, how are we suppose to stop failed states in the middle east? He listed that has important step in this war.
December 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDarrell

I was thrilled to hear Sen. Sasse mention the borders question (albeit briefly). Until the matter of the artificial national borders of the various Islamic states drawn up at Versailles (1918-1919) is addressed this whole matter will continue to fester and generate regional and international conflict.
December 10, 2015 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
The "we know best" attitudes of the West and policies. Yeah. I need to dome reading.
December 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDarrell
What are "artificial national borders" ? Does this presupposition have anything to do with your insistence on proving "Dispy's" wrong ?
December 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrant

It has to do with the Treaty of Versailles. Given the current state of dispensationalism, I don't have to do a thing. It is collapsing under its own weight.
December 12, 2015 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
On one hand you claim Gods Sovereignty over all, but on the other this Treaty has implemented "artificial borders"....They're there......And they're there because God put them there, not because an "artificial treaty". Seems like you are doing some newspaper exegesis ? I remember how you and Wilkin used to tear people apart for that.
December 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrant
It would appear that your resentment against KR because he has shown how full of crap dispies are is hampering your reasoning powers. To be sure God is sovereign over all things, but does that mean that we are never to actually use our God-given brains to try to figure out how to resolve a crisis? Yes when those borders were established in 1919 God was in charge, but does that mean men were unable to make stupid decisions because of that. (And those stupid decisions would have none the less served God's unknowable plan and purpose.) Moreover the states so created, whatever their prior existence, no longer exist as such. They have failed and there is no central government performing even the most basic government functions. Since to a large extent we broke it, we have a responsibility to try to figure out what can be done to restore some semblance of order in the region and if that means the creation of a Kurdistan, a Sunni state and a Shiite state in the former Iraq, so be it.These borders will eventually come to be through bloodshed. Ideally the process can be helped to minimize this. Man-made states cannot exist absent a despot-See the former Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Colonial India and now most of the middle eastern states which were created so as to divide colonial control between various countries and interests,If we succeed in diffusing the situation, since God is sovereign it will mean this too was in his plan, although the how and why will remain a mystery this side of Glory.
December 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterreg

The matter Senator Sasse raised had to do with the current borders of those Arab/Muslim nations which had never before existed; Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey. They were formed haphazardly out of the former Ottoman Empire, by the likes of Wilson, Clemenceau, and Lloyd-George (at Versailles). The creation of these nations with their current borders and trapped ethnic/religious minorities ensured a century of conflict--including the rise of ISIS.

I am assuming you got your shorts in a wad because you thought (erroneously) that somehow this had something to do with Israel. That my friend is the Balfour Declaration (calling for a Jewish "homeland" in Palestine), and the subsequent 1947 UN Charter establishing a Jewish state (Israel).

I don't care that you are a dispensationalist who disagrees with me--all such are welcome to comment. But you fit a different category--a rude contrarian who reacts before he reads, and who makes no effort to understand what is being discussed before making some snotty "gotcha" comment.

In fact, whenever I see you've posted, Proverbs 26:4 immediately comes to mind. I think in the future, I'll heed that biblical wisdom.
December 14, 2015 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
I noticed you answered.
December 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrant

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