Tag Archives: France

Rights and Wrongs

It is right to mourn the tragically slain in France. It is right to mourn the innocents blown out of the sky over Saudi Arabia. It is right to try to help the innocent fleeing violence, oppression and secular abuse. It is right to contemplate a forceful response to diabolic actions. It is right to condemn with force those who choose a violent path in life. It is wrong to link all Muslims to terrorism. It is wrong to respond to all of these cowardly…

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Je Suis Paris

Let us not soil our minds with an ill-thought vengeance so that the innocent tenants of Islamic belief and the modern world are scuttled back into the barbaric mist of the middle ages. Let us put the blame squarely where it belongs on the wretched souls and their leadership who planned and slaughtered the innocent in the name of God in France and in so doing blasphemed against a loving God of many names. One cannot kill in the name of a loving God, one…

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Normandy at D-Day

The “D” in D-day actually meant nothing. Just a letter designator for the invasion of France during World War Two. In so many ways it could have stood for death. Ten thousand combat casualties, 1500 Americans killed in Action. 27 hundred Britons, 500 Canadians. The anniversary of D-day was yesterday. June 6th, 1944. Ten years ago I did a remembrance documentary of D-day. I was the reporter on a visit to the beaches of Normandy. We took several GI’s from the New York, New Jersey…

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Nothing into Something

What is it about having nothing to write about specifically that seems to generate an idea or two? Actually just looking at the news headlines generates laugher, astonishment and disappointment. Headlines: A GOP senator suggests hormones could be behind military sexual assaults. Good grief! The Oklahoma tornado broke a record for width. Another proof that the weather patterns are changing. France says tests prove Syria used nerve gas against the rebels. Now what? And then I remembered what was historically important on yesterday’s date. June…

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