Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
It is easy to see that, under the sharp discipline of civil war, the nation is beginning a new life.
War at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible.
Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came .... Fondly do we hope -- fervently do we pray -- that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.
-All quotes by Abraham Lincoln
Quotes by Abraham Lincoln
Yesterday it was very apparent to most of us paying attention to this situation that we have an administration in charge of foreign affairs full of fruit loops.
A president that can't even recognize the "root problem" nor bring himself to call it what it is, Islamic terrorism.
But the lunacy isn't just at the White House, it is also loony tunes at the Pentagon.
Pentagon Spokesperson Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby condemned Egypt and AEU airstrikes on ISIS in retaliation to 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians being beheaded and several more kidnapped for future executions by stating
WTF? What's wrong Admiral, you afraid you and the rest of this administration looks like a bunch of eunuchs while UAE, Jordan and Egypt show they have a pair of balls?We discourage other nations from taking a part in Libya’s issues through violence. We want the issues solved in Libya to be done peacefully and through good governance and politics and not violence.
And the insanity continued with the bimbo spokesperson for the State Department, Jen Pskai , flakes of all flakes stated...
They should have thought of that before they toppled Khadafi. And then she went on to state they have close ties in Libya even though we don't have a damn embassy operating there at this time.“Our concern here is about the fragile state of Libya’s political process,” Psaki replied. “We believe there isn’t a military solution. The political process is what the focus needs to be on, and hence the concern that we have.”
May God help us through the next 18 months.
Pentagon: Egypt, UAE Attacking Islamists in Libya Differs From US Bombing ISIS in Iraq | CNS News
It should be evident by now, even without the latest 'selfie' video, that Barrack Obama is a complete buffoon.
"...During the war, Northerners and Southerners sometimes used the uncapitalized phrase “civil war” as a declarative description of the mess in which they found themselves, but Civil War was not yet a proper noun. “Now we are engaged in a great civil war,” President Lincoln famously declared in the Gettysburg Address. Less famously, Lt. James Langhorne of the 4th Virginia Infantry lamented to his mother, “I think our country is doomed to a civil war of years duration.” Throughout the struggle Confederates likewise spoke of the “civil war,” or just “this war.”....
Lincoln understood the importance of semantics. “It might seem, at first thought, to be of little difference whether the present movement at the South be called ‘secession’ or ‘rebellion,’” he told Congress in July 1861. “The movers, however, well understand the difference.” Lincoln thought that secession was an act of rebellion against democratic self-government. .....
Rebellion had profound constitutional implications. Calling secession a rebellion enabled the government to put into motion the constitutional machinery of war to “suppress Insurrections,” according to the Constitution’s Article I, Section 8. Article I, Section 9 allowed the suspension of habeas corpus “in Cases of Rebellion.” .....
Seeing the conflict as a rebellion implied an ambivalent policy toward civilians. If the Union was fighting a rebellion led by a handful of traitors, and not another sovereign nation, then civilians in the rebelling states ought not to be assumed to be enemies, as they must be if they were governed by a sovereign nation with legitimate claim to their allegiance...."