Can you guess what they are saying??
Okay, readers, let's see if you can speak cat......
They don't want to wake the Taliban, but it is actually the U.S. military commanders who are asleep. "Don’t shoot Taliban..you’ll wake locals: Marine’s diary reveals bizarre order to Brit troops," by Andrew Parker in The Sun, July 18 (thanks to Nick):
Craig Smith, 36, said US military chiefs routinely frustrated frontline forces by ordering them to exercise "courageous restraint".
Troops were even told they could be charged with MURDER if they shot anyone without permission from command.
Dad-of-one Craig lifted the lid on "outrageous" orders issued to troops in a diary of his six-month tour of Afghanistan's treacherous Helmand province with 40 Commando.
He spoke out after an inquest heard 34-year-old hero Sergeant Peter Rayner was blown up, just days after being told not to fire on insurgents who were seen laying deadly IEDs.
One senior officer stunned troops when he ordered them not to shoot a Taliban fighter because gunfire would "wake up and upset the locals".
Instead they were told they must stand by and WATCH....
SOLDIERS were banned from shooting Taliban fighters planting mines - to avoid waking Afghan locals, a former Royal Marine has revealed.Seriously??? Our soldiers and allies are given orders to watch the scum bags laying down bombs and they can't shoot them? Are we at war or babysitting the locals? Please excuse my language here, but you friggn' shoot the bastards putting down the bombs and who gives a rats-rear-end if you wake up the locals!! What the bombs aren't going to do that anyway? I am sure the Taliban could give a flying leap who they wake up as long as they can take out a few American or British soldiers out? Or any of our allied forces fighting in Afghanistan, right?
|Activists throw stones at police during a march toward the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad on Friday|
Is God Really Dead?
Stephen Hawking's logic faces a mathematician's scrutiny in God and Stephen Hawking
|SEATTLE - Eminent scientist Stephen Hawking's latest contribution to the so-called New Atheist debate The Grand Design claims that the laws of physics themselves brought the universe into being, rather than God. In this swift and forthright reply, John C. Lennox, Oxford mathematician and author of God's Undertaker, exposes the flaws in Hawking's logic in his latest book, God and Stephen Hawking.|
Science has immense cultural and intellectual authority in our sophisticated modern world. With this kind of cache, it must nevertheless be pointed out that not all statements by scientists are statements of science. Therefore such statements do not carry the authority of authentic science, even though it is often erroneously ascribed to them.
Commonly written off as the inevitable clash between science and religion, the God debate is actually one between theism and atheism, where there are scientists on both sides. With a remarkable surge of interest in God that defies the so-called secularization hypothesis, it could well be that it is precisely the perceived failure of secularization that is driving the God question ever higher on the agenda. Book after book is being published on the subject by prominent scientists, as Francis Collins, Richard Dawkins, Robert Winston, etc. But were Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Maxwell, to name a few, really all wrong on the God question?
With such a lot at stake we surely need to ask Hawking to produce evidence to establish his claim. Do his arguments really stand up to close scrutiny? Has the Grand Master of Physics checkmated the Grand Designer of the Universe?
In lively, layman's terms, Lennox guides us through the key points in Hawking's arguments-with clear explanations of the latest scientific and philosophical methods and theories-and demonstrates that, far from disproving a Creator God, they make His existence seem all the more probable.
Lennox's book is a great resource for Christians, churches and those in ministry who seek to educate themselves and open authentic dialog with those who question.
John C. Lennox is Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at the University of Oxford, and author of the bestselling God's Undertaker. He lectures on faith and science at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He has lectured around the world, including in the United States for Ravi Zacharias; in Austria; and in the former Soviet Union. For more about John C. Lennox, please visit http://johnlennox.org
My review: This book is positively and most intellectually stimulating. We see two very distinct brilliant men who have absolute opposing views regarding God the Creator. It is a great debate between a Believer vs an Atheist. Absolutely profound book.
Thank you Litfuse Publicity for providing me a copy of this book to review. It was awesome!