While President Obama was busy last week telling Hillary supporters how "dangerous" he perceives Donald Trump, real danger quietly passed through the English Channel — when Russian warships made their way toward the quagmire that is the war in Syria.
About a half million deaths ago, Obama and Hillary might have prevented the Syrian crisis had they taken preemptive measures says U.S. Naval War College and Harvard Extension School professor Tom Nichols who wrote in The Federalist, "Syria looks as it does in 2016 because of the Obama administration's response to the use of chemical weapons was to outsource U.S. security management to Vladimir Putin."
Outsource they did. But now it's time to sound presidential, so during the final debate Hillary called for a "no-fly zone" over Syria to thwart the mess she helped create. A no-fly zone would threaten to start an air war over Syria between the United States and an ill-disciplined nuclear-armed Russia. more >>
Besides the election, there is a more important battle taking place, Franklin Graham says, and the battle against godless secularism is for the soul of the country.
Writing on his Facebook page Sunday, the president of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said that the "forces of godless secularism want to remove the name of God and his son Jesus Christ" from the United States, and that those battles have been rising with for several years with more intensity.
The candidates may be focusing on the key battleground states and the electoral college but the real battle, Graham said, is in the heavenly realm. more >>
Franklin Graham is urging Americans to pray now that the presidential debates are over, arguing that the United States is in a far more dangerous position today than eight years ago.
Writing on his Facebook page Wednesday, the evangelist and head of Samaritan's Purse noted that the election is now only 19 days away.
"My suggestion to Christians? Pray earnestly." Graham said. more >>
While major Democratic voices such as President Barack Obama and 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton have been celebrating Planned Parenthood's 100th year anniversary, evangelical leaders such as Russell Moore have warned that America still has a long way to go to fight for human dignity.
"For a century, Planned Parenthood has been a force for the culture of death, beginning with its start as a racist, social Darwinist institution," Moore, who is the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, told Baptist Press. "It has been exposed even further in recent years as a trafficker of human bodies for financial gain.
"Though the pro-life movement has made some remarkable gains, this landmark for the abortion lobby's biggest institution is a reminder of how far we still have to go for human dignity," he added. more >>
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump have presented to the American public a foreign policy vision that aligns in some aspects, but also diverges on several important issues, such as NATO.
While topics such as the ongoing war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as well as immigration issues will be covered in separate comparison pieces by The Christian Post, below is a summary of where the two nominees stand on several other issues of international importance.
Clinton has notable foreign policy experience and served as the 67th Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 under President Barack Obama's administration, something which she has alluded to in many of her speeches. more >>