I am an active duty officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. All views expressed in this blog are my personal views as an individual and not those of the Marine Corps or the Department of Defense.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Green Prince: A True Palestinian Hero

Wow. If there were more Palestinians with Mosab Hassan Yousef's insight and courage, there would be peace in the Middle East already.

Haaretz exclusive: Hamas founder's son worked for Shin Bet for years

Friday, February 12, 2010

G-d, Country, Corps

From a Jewish retired Marine Col. I know:

A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
One of the courses had a professor who was a devout atheist.
One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, “God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 minutes.”
The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, “Here I am God. I'm still waiting.”
It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him, knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold. The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently.
The other students were shocked, stunned, and sat there looking on in silence. The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked, “What the heck is the matter with you? Why did you do that?”
The Marine calmly replied, “God was too busy today protecting American troops who are protecting your right to say stupid stuff and act like an idiot. So, He sent me."