Sunday, May 30, 2010

What Israel expects in the next war

Desperate housewives count days, not rockets (Are our civilians ready for a sustained war?)

"The next time around, the enemy rockets will be deadlier and more accurate – and they’ll come in concentrated blitzes of hundreds at a time. They’ll come day after day, not sporadically like in 2006 and 2009, but in barrages, timed and coordinated by an axis of enemies from the north, south and east.

Next time around, our enemies will coordinate their attacks, divvy up their target banks and share their intelligence in real time. If in 2006 and 2009 Hamas and Hizbullah’s strategic imperative was simply to survive the IDF’s punishment, this time they’ll act as a coordinated fighting machine, hitting us on three different fronts with strategic plans on which targets to hit on which days, and who fires at which targets."

The question is: Will the God of Jacob sit idly by and watch His regathered remnant be exiled again? The answer is a resounding: NO!

Isaiah 10:
20 In that day the remnant left in Israel,
the survivors in the house of Jacob,
will no longer depend on allies
who seek to destroy them.
But they will faithfully trust the Lord,
the Holy One of Israel.
21 A remnant will return;
yes, the remnant of Jacob will return to the Mighty God.
22 But though the people of Israel are as numerous
as the sand of the seashore,
only a remnant of them will return.
The Lord has rightly decided to destroy his people.
23 Yes, the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies,
has already decided to destroy the entire land.

24 So this is what the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, says: “O my people in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrians when they oppress you with rod and club as the Egyptians did long ago. 25 In a little while my anger against you will end, and then my anger will rise up to destroy them.” 26 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies will lash them with his whip, as he did when Gideon triumphed over the Midianites at the rock of Oreb, or when the Lord’s staff was raised to drown the Egyptian army in the sea.

27 In that day the Lord will end the bondage of his people.
He will break the yoke of slavery
and lift it from their shoulders.

Isaiah 62:
8 The Lord has sworn to Jerusalem by his own strength:
I will never again hand you over to your enemies.
Never again will foreign warriors come
and take away your grain and new wine.
9 You raised the grain, and you will eat it,
praising the Lord.
Within the courtyards of the Temple,
you yourselves will drink the wine you have pressed.”

10 Go out through the gates!
Prepare the highway for my people to return!
Smooth out the road; pull out the boulders;
raise a flag for all the nations to see.
11 The Lord has sent this message to every land:
“Tell the people of Israel,
‘Look, your Savior is coming.
See, he brings his reward with him as he comes.’”
12 They will be called “The Holy People”
and “The People Redeemed by the Lord.”
And Jerusalem will be known as “The Desirable Place”
and “The City No Longer Forsaken.”

Isaiah 63

Judgment against the Lord’s Enemies
1 Who is this who comes from Edom,
from the city of Bozrah,
with his clothing stained red?
Who is this in royal robes,
marching in his great strength?

“It is I, the Lord, announcing your salvation! [Jesus says to Israel: 'I am your Savior!']
It is I, the Lord, who has the power to save!”

2 Why are your clothes so red,
as if you have been treading out grapes?

3 “I have been treading the winepress alone;
no one was there to help me.
In my anger I have trampled my enemies
as if they were grapes.
In my fury I have trampled my foes.
Their blood has stained my clothes.
4 For the time has come for me to avenge my people,
to ransom them from their oppressors.
5 I was amazed to see that no one intervened
to help the oppressed.
So I myself stepped in to save them with my strong arm,
and my wrath sustained me.
6 I crushed the nations in my anger
and made them stagger and fall to the ground,
spilling their blood upon the earth.”

Praise for Deliverance
7 I will tell of the Lord’s unfailing love.
I will praise the Lord for all he has done.
I will rejoice in his great goodness to Israel,
which he has granted according to his mercy and love.
8 He said, “They are my very own people.
Surely they will not betray me again.”
And he became their Savior. [Israel finally recognizes Jesus as Lord!]

Jeremiah 23
3 But I will gather together the remnant of my flock from the countries where I have driven them. I will bring them back to their own sheepfold, and they will be fruitful and increase in number. 4 Then I will appoint responsible shepherds who will care for them, and they will never be afraid again. Not a single one will be lost or missing. I, the Lord have spoken!

5 “For the time is coming,”
says the Lord,
“when I will raise up a righteous descendant
from King David’s line.
He will be a King who rules with wisdom.
He will do what is just and right throughout the land.
6 And this will be his name:
‘The Lord Is Our Righteousness.’
In that day Judah will be saved,
and Israel will live in safety.

Now that Israel has become a nation again in one day as per Isaiah 66:8, she will never again be handed over to her enemies. After two thousand years, her exile is over. Expect big things as the Middle East is preparing for war.

Isaiah 66:

8 Who has ever heard of such a thing?
Who has ever seen such things?
Can a country be born in a day [Israel Independence Day, May 14, 1948]
or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
than she gives birth to her children.

9 Do I bring to the moment of birth
and not give delivery?" says the LORD. [God is about to completely deliver Israel from her enemies]
"Do I close up the womb
when I bring to delivery?" says your God.

10 "Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her,
all you who love her;
rejoice greatly with her,
all you who mourn over her.

11 For you will nurse and be satisfied
at her comforting breasts;
you will drink deeply
and delight in her overflowing abundance."

12 For this is what the LORD says:
"I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
and dandled on her knees.

13 As a mother comforts her child,
so will I comfort you;
and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."

14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice
and you will flourish like grass;
the hand of the LORD will be made known to his servants,
but his fury will be shown to his foes. [that is: Hamas, Hezb'allah, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, Obama, Jimmy Carter, liberal media, et al.]

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran
"Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline.

The first has been sent in response to Israeli fears that ballistic missiles developed by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, a political and military organisation in Lebanon, could hit sites in Israel, including air bases and missile launchers."


Israel recoils as US backs nuclear move
"According to the top-selling Yediot Aharonot daily, the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was 'furious with the Obama administration for having failed to prevent the resolution from passing... and for choosing to support it.'

'The American support for the resolution, after decades in which it supported Israel on this issue, came as a complete surprise,' the paper said.

'In the secret talks that Netanyahu held with Obama's men... Israel was promised that the resolution would not focus on Israel and that if it did, the Americans would vote against.'

The left-leaning Haaretz daily said Israel had been 'sacrificed by the US on the altar of a successful conference' in what constituted 'a diplomatic victory for Egypt' which has campaigned against Israel's nuclear arsenal."

Syria accused of arming Hezbollah from secret bases - Times Online: "Yossi Baidatz, an Israeli intelligence officer, told the Knesset this month that the amount of arms being sent to Hezbollah by Syria and Iran could no longer be described as “smuggling”. He said it was an “organised and official transfer” of weapons and that the Scuds were “only the tip of the iceberg”."

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rahm Emanuel invites Netanyahu to discuss 'shared security interests' with Obama
"Israeli sources said that Obama's snap decision to invite Netanyahu to Washington was an attempt to obliterate the memory of the two leaders' previous White House meeting in March, when reporters were barred and the White House did not release a joint photograph. The apparent contrast with Obama's warm and well-publicized meetings with Arab leaders in Washington was viewed in Israel as a deliberate snub."

Treat Israel poorly and disasters like the BP oil leak will cause havoc in America. A nation will suffer for its Godless leadership.

Stocks: Dow Ends Worst May Since 1940

2010 Hurricane season will be "active to extremely active," forecasters say
"Forecasters are predicting an 'active to extremely active' hurricane season this year for the Atlantic Ocean. According to a statement Thursday from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there will be 3 to 7 major hurricanes - storms with winds of at least 111 mph. There could be as many as 14 hurricanes altogether."

War is on the horizon. From DEBKAfile:
  • American nuclear armed submarine enters Persian Gulf
  • Unprecedented 800 Scud missiles - transferred from Syria to Hezb'allah, aimed at Israel
  • Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier enroute to Persian Gulf. Two carriers to be stationed opposite Iran

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

China May Shield N. Korea as Lee, U.S. Seek Action on Ship
"China hasn’t followed South Korea, Japan and the U.S. in blaming North Korea for the March 26 sinking of the Cheonan, which killed 46 sailors. Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun yesterday repeated a call for “restraint” by both sides and said China had no “firsthand information” on the sinking."

China urges peace, stability on Korean peninsula: "North Korean ally China on Tuesday called for restraint amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, but again declined to endorse Seoul’s claim that Pyongyang sunk one of its warships...

Mr. Jiang avoided any direct mention of the South’s claim that an international investigation has proved a North Korean torpedo split apart the navy ship Cheonan, killing 46 sailors."

Sunday, May 23, 2010

President Obama's West Point speech - Lying about Islam
(but what can you say when you're trying to delay the inevitable WWIII?)

"As we know, these men belonged to al Qaeda — a group of extremists who have distorted and defiled Islam, one of the world’s great religions"

"And we have forged a new beginning between America and the Muslim world — one that recognizes our mutual interest in breaking a cycle of conflict, and that promises a future in which those who kill innocents are isolated by those who stand up for peace and prosperity and human dignity."

The Obama Administration treats "common people" like idiots
Any child can find out about Islam on the internet

The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

These verses are mostly open-ended, meaning that the historical context is not embedded within the surrounding text - as are nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Qur'an.

Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. This proclivity toward violence - and Muhammad's own martial legacy - has left a trail of blood and tears across world history.

The Qur'an:

Qur'an (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah." There is a good case to be made that the textual context of this particular passage is defensive war, even if the historical context was not. However, there are also two worrisome pieces to this verse. The first is that the killing of others is authorized in the event of "persecution" (a qualification that is ambiguous at best). The second is that fighting may persist until "religion is for Allah." The example set by Muhammad is not reassuring.

Qur'an (2:244) - "Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things."

Qur'an (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not." Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding caravans with this verse.

Qur'an (3:56) - "As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."

Qur'an (3:151) - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority". This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be 'joining companions to Allah').

Qur'an (4:74) - "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward." The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle, as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah. Here is the theological basis for today's suicide bombers.

Qur'an (4:76) - "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…"

Qur'an (4:89) - "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks."

Qur'an (4:95) - "Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-" This passage not only criticizes "peaceful" Muslims who do not join in the violence, but it also demolishes the modern myth that "Jihad" doesn't mean holy war in the Qur'an, but rather a spiritual struggle. Not only is the Arabic word used in this passage, but it is clearly not referring to anything spiritual, since the physically disabled are given exemption. (The Hadith reveals the context of the passage to be in response to a blind man's protest that he is unable to engage in Jihad).

Qur'an (4:104) - "And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain..." Is pursuing an injured and retreating enemy really an act of self-defense?

Qur'an (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"

Qur'an (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.

Qur'an (8:15) - "O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. (16)Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey's end."

Qur'an (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah" From the historical context we know that the "persecution" spoken of here was simply the refusal by the Meccans to allow Muhammad to enter their city and perform the Haj. Other Muslims were able to travel there, just not as an armed group, since Muhammad declared war on Mecca prior to his eviction. The Meccans were also acting in defense of their religion, since it was Muhammad's intention to destroy their idols and establish Islam by force (which he later did). Hence the critical part of this verse is to fight until "religion is only for Allah."

Qur'an (8:57) - "If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember."

Qur'an (8:59-60) - "And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah's Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape. Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy."

Qur'an (9:5) - "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them." According to this verse, the best way of staying safe from Muslim violence is to convert to Islam. Prayer (salat) and the poor tax (zakat) are among the religions Five Pillars.

Qur'an (9:14) - "Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace..."

Qur'an (9:20) - "Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah's way are of much greater worth in Allah's sight. These are they who are triumphant." The "striving" spoken of here is Jihad.

Qur'an (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." "People of the Book" refers to Christians and Jews. This was one of the final "revelations" from Allah and it set in motion the tenacious military expansion, in which Muhammad's companions managed to conquer two-thirds of the Christian world in just the next 100 years. Islam is intended to dominate all other people and faiths.

Qur'an (9:30) - "And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!"

Qur'an (9:38-39) - "O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place." This is a warning to those who refuse to fight, that they will be punished with Hell.

Qur'an (9:41) - "Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah! That is best for you if ye but knew." See also the verse that follows (9:42) - "If there had been immediate gain (in sight), and the journey easy, they would (all) without doubt have followed thee, but the distance was long, (and weighed) on them" This contradicts the myth that Muslims are to fight only in self-defense, since the wording implies that battle will be waged a long distance from home (in another country and on Christian soil, in this case, according to the historians).

Qur'an (9:73) - "O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination." Dehumanizing those who reject Islam, by reminding Muslims that they are merely firewood for Hell, makes it easier to justify slaughter. It also explains why today's devout Muslims have little regard for those outside the faith.

Qur'an (9:88) - "But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they who will prosper."

Qur'an (9:111) - "Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme."

Qur'an (9:123) - "O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness."

Qur'an (21:44) - "We gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the period grew long for them; See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win?"

Qur'an (25:52) - "Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness, with the (Qur'an)." "Strive against" is Jihad - obviously not in the personal context. It's also significant to point out that this is a Meccan verse.

Qur'an (47:4) - "So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make (them) prisoners,"

Qur'an (47:35) - "Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost (Shakir: "have the upper hand") for Allah is with you,"

Qur'an (48:17) - "There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom." Contemporary apologists sometimes claim that Jihad means 'spiritual struggle.' Is so, then why are the blind, lame and sick exempted?

Qur'an (48:29) - "Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves" Islam is not about treating everyone equally. There are two very distinct standards that are applied based on religious status.

Qur'an (61:4) - "Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way" Religion of Peace, indeed!

Qur'an (61:10-12) - "O ye who believe! Shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty?- That ye believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that ye strive (your utmost) in the Cause of Allah, with your property and your persons: That will be best for you, if ye but knew! He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Gardens of Eternity." This verse was given in battle. It uses the Arabic word, Jihad.

Qur'an (66:9) - "O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey's end." The root word of "Jihad" is used again here. The context is clearly holy war, and the scope of violence is broadened to include "hypocrites" - those who call themselves Muslims but do not act as such.

From the Hadith:

Bukhari (52:177) - Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."

Bukhari (52:256) - The Prophet... was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, "They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans)." In this command, Muhammad establishes that it is permissible to kill non-combatants in the process of killing a perceived enemy. This provides justification for the many Islamic terror bombings.

Bukhari (52:220) - Allah's Apostle said... 'I have been made victorious with terror'

Abu Dawud (14:2526) - The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, "There is no god but Allah" and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist)

Abu Dawud (14:2527) - The Prophet said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious

Muslim (1:33) - the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

Bukhari (8:387) - Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah

Muslim (1:149) - "Abu Dharr reported: I said: Messenger of Allah, which of the deeds is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause..."

Muslim (20:4645) - "...He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa'id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!"

Muslim (20:4696) - "the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: 'One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihid died the death of a hypocrite.'"

Muslim (19:4321-4323) - Three separate hadith in which Muhammad shrugs over the news that innocent children were killed in a raid by his men against unbelievers. His response: "They are of them (meaning the enemy)."

Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, "Kill any Jew who falls under your power." Ashraf was a poet, killed by Muhammad's men because he insulted Islam. Here, Muhammad widens the scope of his orders to kill. An innocent Jewish businessman was then slain by his Muslim partner, merely for being non-Muslim.

Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us" The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.

Ibn Ishaq: 327 - “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”

Ibn Ishaq: 990 - Lest anyone think that cutting off someone's head while screaming 'Allah Akbar!' is a modern custom, here is an account of that very practice under Muhammad, who seems to approve.

Ibn Ishaq: 992 - "Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah." Muhammad's instructions to his men prior to a military raid.

US appoints first cyber warfare general
"Cyber warfare has increased rapidly in scale and sophistication with China accused of being at the forefront of prominent recent attacks, including the targeting of Google and 20 other companies last year as well as 'Titan Rain' in 2003 – a series of coordinated attacks on US networks. Russian and North Korean hackers have also been accused of large-scale attacks."

It would be naive to think any country is innocent of participating in "cyber attacks".

DEBKAfile - IDF Northern Commander: Israel can be ready to fight within hours
"Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri arrives in Washington Monday, May 24, for his first meeting with President Barack Obama. This will also be the first time the White House receives a Lebanese prime minister bound in a power-sharing accord with a terrorist organization committed to 'resistance' against Israel and bearing arms in violation of UN Security Council resolutions."

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Behind the Axis: The North Korean Connection
"An Iranian opposition report in 2008 identified the presence of North Korean experts at a facility near Teheran engaged in attempts to develop a nuclear warhead to be placed on intermediate range ballistic missiles such as the Shihab-3 and the Nodong. The report was cited by Agence France Presse."

Platitudes a'Plenty - Do you realize who motivates them?

"If you get knocked down, get up and keep on trying. Keep up the struggle"

Which begs the question - Trying to accomplish what? Killing the infidel? Subjugating 'people of the book'? Killing or converting the Jew and Christian?

Hezb'allah reportedly mobilizing thousands in Lebanon ahead of large IDF drill
  • Week-long IDF drill scheduled to begin on Sunday
  • Hezbollah official: Fighters instructed to be 'completely ready to confront Israeli maneuvers'
  • Israel believes Hezbollah has cache of more than 40,000 rockets
US lifts sanctions against Russians linked to Iran:
"The Obama administration on Friday removed sanctions against three Russian organizations the U.S. had previously accused of assisting Iran's effort to develop nuclear weapons."

DEBKAfile - Lifting US ban on Russia's S-300s for Iran blows hole in Israel's security
Israel's security suffered a major setback on the eve of its homeland war-safety exercise (starting Sunday, May 23) from three Obama administration concessions that were granted to buy Moscow's backing for UN Security Council sanctions against Iran.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Praise His name
for He alone is good!

"Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked. "Only God is truly good."
Mark 10:18

Why This Summer Could Change the World (editorial note: as in - the end of this age)
"Here is the startling news: Just weeks ago a Soviet sub docked in Beirut, Lebanon. It was flying the Iranian flag. Workers on the sub were seen to be wearing masks suggesting that they were unloading something chemical. And it was likely a weapon or weapons of mass destruction."

Charles Krauthammer - The fruits of weakness
This is not just an America in decline. This is an America in retreat -- accepting, ratifying and declaring its decline, and inviting rising powers to fill the vacuum."

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This tells you how tense things are in the world

Evidence indicates North Korea torpedoed South Korean ship, killed 46: "Investigators said they had discovered part of the torpedo on the sea floor and it carried lettering that matched a North Korean design."

North Korea blows a South Korean naval ship out of the water, kills 46 sailors, and there's no word about it. This used to be a reason for war (Casus Belli), but today any spark ignited against a nuclear capable country, and ally of Iran, and the whole world could go off. Note how the Western media has been almost silent on this unbelievable incident.

DEBKAfile, Obama starts massive US Air-Sea-Marine build-up opposite Iran:
Debkafile's military sources report a decision by the Obama administration to boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants...
Our military sources have learned that the USS Truman is just the first element of the new buildup of US resources around Iran. It will take place over the next three months, reaching peak level in late July and early August. By then, the Pentagon plans to have at least 4 or 5 US aircraft carriers visible from Iranian shores.

Iran says can destroy Israel in week
"Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, said Wednesday that if Israel attacked Iran it would be destroyed within a week."

Beat your plowshares into swords
and your pruning hooks into spears.
Let the weakling say,
"I am strong!"

Joel 3: 10

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hezbollah's 'Disneyland'
"The highlight of the trip was a visit to what the militants said was a key fighting position for Hezbollah near the Iqlim al-Touffah region. After a steep climb of nearly four kilometres (2.5 miles), the group was met by two rows of Hezbollah fighters with blackened faces and armed with machine-guns.In the background blared a speech by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah boasting that his party had more than 20,000 rockets ready for the next battle with Israel."

Note the location of Tyre, Sidon and Philistia
Today's Lebanon (government=Hezb'allah) and Gaza (government=Hamas)
(click to enlarge map)

Joel 3:

4 “What do you have against me, Tyre and Sidon and you cities of Philistia? Are you trying to take revenge on me? If you are, then watch out! I will strike swiftly and pay you back for everything you have done. 5 You have taken my silver and gold and all my precious treasures, and have carried them off to your pagan temples. 6 You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, so they could take them far from their homeland.

7 “But I will bring them back from all the places to which you sold them, and I will pay you back for everything you have done.

This is unbelievable!! Why are the 'dhimmis' so blind?

Muslims in NYC Planning to Build Second, Smaller Mosque Near Ground Zero
"While it apparently has not settled on a final location, it has told donors it plans to build very close to where 3,000 people were killed in the September 11 terror attacks.

In fact, the website appealing for donations boldly states that it plans to “build the 'House of Allah' next to the World Trade Center. Help us raise the flag of 'LA ILLAH ILLA ALLAH' in downtown Manhattan.'"

Iranian cleric wants creation of 'Greater Iran'
"A radical cleric called Saturday for the creation of a 'Greater Iran' that would rule over the entire Middle East and Central Asia, in an event that he said would herald the coming of Islam's expected messiah...He also said its formation would be a prelude to the reappearance of the Mahdi, a revered ninth-century saint known as the Hidden Imam, whom Muslims believe will reappear before judgment day to end tyranny and promote justice in the world."

'Syria turned down Peres peace offer'
"Assad added that Syria had entered mediated negotiations with Israel in 2008 fully intending to reach a 'clear and final' solution, but that it seemed resistance was necessary for achieving peace."

I don't agree with Ted's interpretation of the Gulf disaster (this isn't God's call to be nice to "Mother Nature"), but the Holy Spirit could be convicting him.

Ted Turner: Is God speaking in Gulf Coast spill?
"“Could be,” God’s work, he told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “He’s sending us a message.”"

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Palestinians: Architects of their own misery:
"They don't tell you that Palestinians, with the help of surrounding Arab states, launched a genocidal war to prevent Israel's establishment; that they lost; that Palestinians were offered a state in 1947 but turned it down; or that in the last 100 years they've turned down four other offers of statehood."

It is estimated that 800,000 to 1,000,000 Jews were forced from or left Arab countries due to persecution from 1948 until the early 1970s. The vast majority were forced to give up their property. How come there's no day to recognize their expulsion? Mr. Jimmy Carter?

'Russia to sell Syria weapons'
"Russia will supply Syria with warplanes, artillery systems and anti-aircraft missiles, Mikhail Dmitriyev, head of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation told media Friday night.

Israeli officials reacted angrily to the news, Reuters reported."

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pray for peace in Jerusalem, which will only happen when Christ returns

Israeli officials vow to build for Jews, demolish Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem
"'We will build in every part of Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish people's homeland for eternity, and I made this clear to our American friends and colleagues as well,' Yishai, whose ministry has the final sign-off on Jerusalem construction"

U.S. warns Israel, Palestinians: Avoid inflammatory actions in Jerusalem

Netanyahu turns to Bible in tussle over Jerusalem
"Jerusalem is mentioned 142 times in the New Testament, and none of the 16 various Arabic names for Jerusalem is mentioned in the Koran. But in an expanded interpretation of the Koran from the 12th century, one passage is said to refer to Jerusalem,'"

Russia warns U.S. against unilateral Iran sanctions (things are about to heat up)
Countries facing Security Council sanctions "cannot under any circumstances be the subject of one-sided sanctions imposed by one or other government bypassing the Security Council", Lavrov was quoted as saying by Interfax.

Israel's Foreign Minister Lieberman: Syria, Iran and North Korea are new ”axis of evil”

Ahmadinejad: UN sanctions 'not worth a cent'
"Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday dismissed the threat of new international sanctions, saying any UN resolution punishing Iran for its refusal to stop uranium enrichment 'won't be worth a cent.'"

Illegal, Arab East Jerusalem Homes to be demolished
The minister said there had been delays in carrying out the orders due to diplomatic concerns, but added that the concerns no longer applied and that the demolitions would go ahead.

I'm looking forward to this final war. Interestingly, I was a bit downcast over God's delay in fulfilling end time events. I picked up my 9 year old's Bible; he had a bookmark set at Isaiah 66. What an encouragement! The world may look completely hopeless, but our hope vastly transcends this temporal world. This age is on its last legs.

Isaiah 66:

8 Who has ever heard of such a thing?
Who has ever seen such things?
Can a country be born in a day
or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
than she gives birth to her children.

9 Do I bring to the moment of birth
and not give delivery?" says the LORD.
"Do I close up the womb
when I bring to delivery?" says your God.

10 "Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her,
all you who love her;
rejoice greatly with her,
all you who mourn over her.

11 For you will nurse and be satisfied
at her comforting breasts;
you will drink deeply
and delight in her overflowing abundance."

12 For this is what the LORD says:
"I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
and dandled on her knees.

13 As a mother comforts her child,
so will I comfort you;
and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."

14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice
and you will flourish like grass;
the hand of the LORD will be made known to his servants,
but his fury will be shown to his foes.

15 See, the LORD is coming with fire,
and his chariots are like a whirlwind;
he will bring down his anger with fury,
and his rebuke with flames of fire.

16 For with fire and with his sword
the LORD will execute judgment upon all men,
and many will be those slain by the LORD.

Get right with the only God.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Daniel Pipes: My Peace Plan? Victory
"As Israel and the Palestinian Authority resume mediated talks, Middle East Forum Director Daniel Pipes says the path to peace is simple: Israel must fight the PA and win."

Time examines Hezbollah's war preparations - Israel News, Ynetnews: "On the field, the impending war seems to be a given. 'The next war is coming, 100%, but we don't know when,' said Ali, one of the Hezbollah fighters interviewed by Blanford. 'We have big plans for it. God willing, you will see the end of Israel.'"

Iran test-fires short-range missile; Israel primed for war on Iran
Israel is primed for a war on Iran, a deputy to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday

"The one uncontroversial fact about the Middle East is that the Arab-Israeli conflict is inextricably linked to every other problem in the region. Known as 'linkage,' this is the one idea that has won the support of a broad consensus of U.S. congressmen, senators, diplomats, former presidents, and their foreign-policy advisers, seconded by journalists,"

Netanyahu gives way on Jerusalem: "There would be no more construction at the Ramat Shlomo settlement in East Jerusalem for two years.'"

Sunday, May 09, 2010

All this talk of a false peace is increasing the likelihood of Christ's return in our time.
And of all things, they're brazen enough to negotiate the division of Jerusalem - the City of God

Abbas and Obama's Mitchell

Mid-East indirect peace talks 'under way': "Indirect peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have begun, the Palestinian chief negotiator has said...Mr Mitchell will shuttle between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try to narrow their differences on the terms of Palestinian statehood."

1 Thessalonians 5:
1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

What an amazing prophecy. Only the true God could know in advance that the world would be negotiating the pointless peace talks we see today! Prepare for the Day of the Lord.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Iran’s “Great Prophet” War Games Rattles the Strategic Strait of Hormuz
"The war games were dubbed “The Great Prophet” by Iran. Contact was made with foreign vessels—making these more than war games."

Calling these exercises "The Great Prophet" should be telling to the West, but of course most are unaware of the enemy.

A direct message to Israel -

UN Security Council permanent members back nuclear-free Mideast
The United States, Russia, Britain, France and China on Wednesday voiced support for making the Middle East a nuclear-arms-free zone, which would mean Israel would have to scrap any atomic bombs in its possession.

IAEA set to focus on Israel: "Alleged 'Israeli nuclear capabilities' on agenda for June 7 meeting."

Canada unveils proposal to resolve conflict over Jerusalem
"The proposal, which was released after seven years of research and planning, calls for a 'special regime' comprising Israeli and Palestinian officials headed by 'an effective and empowered third-party' commissioner to oversee a 0.9-square-kilometer district that contains the city's contested Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites."

Getting away with murder
"Hamas and Hizbollah are treated too kindly by Western media"

Hamas official's daughter treated in Israel
"The daughter of a senior Hamas official in Gaza has been treated for a heart condition by Israeli surgeons in Ashkelon, as she was too sick to travel to Jordan."

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

What happens when Iran get the bomb:
"John Bolton writes that we can no longer avoid the obvious: 'There are only two options: Iran gets nuclear weapons, or someone uses pre-emptive military force to break Iran's nuclear fuel cycle and paralyze its program, at least temporarily.' The watered-down sanctions under contemplation by the UN or being slow-walked through Congress are too little, too late. And as Bolton notes, it is virtually inconceivable that Obama will employ military force to thwart the mullahs' nuclear plans. So where does that leave us?"

Warning to Ahmadinejad

Rantings of a lunatic:

February 25, 2010

"If the Zionist regime wants to repeat its past mistakes, this will constitute its demise and annihilation…With Allah's help the new Middle East will be a Middle East without Zionists and Imperialists."

October 10, 2009

"The Zionist regime wants to establish its base upon the ruins of the civilizations of the region...The uniform shout of the Iranian nation is forever 'Death to Israel.'..."

September 18, 2009

"They (the Western powers) launched the myth of the Holocaust. They lied, they put on a show and then they support the Jews…. If as you claim the Holocaust is true, why can a study not be allowed? ... The pretext for establishing the Zionist regime is a lie... a lie which relies on an unreliable claim, a mythical claim, and the occupation of Palestine has nothing to do with the Holocaust…This claim is corrupt and the pretext is corrupt. This (the Israeli) regime's days are numbered and it is on its way to collapse. This regime is dying."

blah, blah, blah, but the last word is the Creator's...

Isaiah 60:

The sons of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Home-made Terrorist
Whatever happened to the evil, suspected "white" guy?

It's suspected 10% of Muslims are "radical" (i.e. they know and follow the word of the Quran and hadiths). If so, it's one down, and 130,000,000 to go.

Not at all surprising, the following article is very careful to say 'Shahzad may have had an affiliation with the Taliban', but says absolutely nothing about their prime motivator - Islam. Interestingly, this article also fails to draw the connection to the Viacom offices adjacent to the bomb-packed Pathfinder. Viacom owns the "comedy" South Park, which apparently insulted Islam by depicting its false prophet - Mohammad - in a bear costume. This is just another instance where the MSM/Obama Administration is trying to keep the masses ignorant of the fact that the world has been at war with Islam since at least 9/11/2001...and will be until the end of this age.

Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad, suspect in foiled Times Square bomb plot, arrested at JFK:
"Shahzad, 30, of Connecticut, bought his mobile weapon of mass destruction on craigslist - and paid a 19-year-old college student $1,300 cash for it.
He is believed to have links to international terrorists and was already under surveillance for two days when the feds moved in...Shahzad tried to cover his tracks when he drove the Pathfinder to Times Square.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Peres: We have proof Syria delivered Scud missiles to Hezbollah
"President Shimon Peres told Danish Lene Espersen that 'Israel has clear proof that long-range, accurate Scud missiles have been transferred from Syria to Hezbollah, and there is no doubt about it.'"

Will Israel preemptively attack Iran's nukes? The war of Gog & Magog isn't started by Israel

How the U.S.-Iran War May Start --It May Not Matter Whether the U.S. Military Option Is Off or On the Table: "Are the Iranians currently deploying their 'assets' in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Caribbean and Venezuela, Lebanon, Sinai, Gaza in preparation for confronting the Big and Little Satans? So it seems."

Ezekiel 38: 10 " 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme. 11 You will say, "I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and bars.

Times of London: Oil spill disaster ‘out of control’

THE Gulf of Mexico oil spill may be growing five times faster than previously estimated and is in danger of accelerating out of control, it was claimed yesterday.

Experts said satellite data indicated the oil was gushing from BP’s sunken Deepwater Horizon rig at 25,000 barrels a day. Previous estimates had put the leak at 5,000 barrels a day.

Professor Ian MacDonald, an ocean specialist at Florida State University, said the new estimate suggested the leak had already spread 9m gallons of heavy crude oil across the Gulf. This compares with 11m that leaked from the Exxon Valdez tanker when it hit a reef off Alaska in 1989.