SOUND ADVICE: “Those who live in yesterday cannot build tomorrow“, writes Ralph Peters:
The game of “this was mine and must be mine again,” whether structured along religious lines or in terms of national identity, is as dangerous an enterprise as any in history. One great American strength has been our willingness to leave “the old country” behind, abandoning all claims to repossession.
Wherever opposing factions claim the same land for their gods, conflicts are insoluble without extremes of bloodshed. When we insist on chaining God to any patch of earth, we make Him as small as us.
Islamic terrorists will not reconquer Spain. But they may do colossal damage to their faith.