Front Page Mag: “A vocal school of thought among some foreign experts of the left was that there was no Al Qaeda. The updated version of that thesis was embraced by Obama and some of his subordinates looking to do an end zone dance and hang up the Mission Accomplished banner by celebrating victory over the core of Al Qaeda and dismissing its affiliates, some of which number in the tens of thousands and are fighting to take over entire countries, as Obama put it, as Jayvee players in Lakers uniforms.
But what if the decline of the core Al Qaeda and the growth of its affiliates is the next step? What if the Lakers decided that they don’t need one really good team, but a hundred smaller teams in every city because they want to capture the entire game?”
Opinion: To borrow a word from President George W. Bush, the Obama White House has misunderestimated the spread of al Qaeda either by negligence or choice. Al Qaeda is popping up in small teams in Iraq, Syria, Egypt Libya and the Maghreb (Northwest Africa: Egypt Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, Mauritania and Mali).
In Luke 21:9 the Apostle spoke of commotions, a perfect 1st century description of terror:
“But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”
To our readers,
We started this blog 3 years ago this week at the urging of one of my sons. “Why not,” he said, “you watch the financial markets and news reports all day, and when you’re not doing that you’re studying Bible prophecy.”
Made sense, but I didn’t really know what I was getting into.
So it began, and a few months later, I jokingly asked Jack Kinsella to check in on the site and maybe someday we could get on the front page of the Omega Letter. The next morning I received an email from Jack that said, “Consider it done.”
Done? Really? Within a few days we had over 200 visitors checking in each day.
Our friend, Lee, warned me that this could get to be very consuming, and he was right. But the site became a project that brought my wife and I even closer together. You see, it’s rare that a post goes out without her edit. One of our readers from the UK calls her “the redactor” and without her help in keeping a tone of civility, it would not be the same. The editor gets to decide what stays and what does not.
Last week I asked you for the first time to email the Benghazi post to a friend. Our audience grew that whole week and we reached new people that may not have known about us before. I would ask that if you feel led, to send out a post from time to time in the hopes we can reach more people for Christ.
Today I posted a study, “Bible Prophecy 101″, that we wrote for a small Bible study group. Jack Kinsella had a link to it on the OL for a few years, and it was recently posted to the OL Facebook page. You’ll find the link to it above the slide-deck near the top of this page.
I have found the paper useful in leading a study group, as well as friends and family not familiar with prophecy, and I hope you will as well.
I am attending a retreat on Saturday and Sunday so I wanted to share a post and paper I have been working on about Pope Pius XII. The rest of the weekend will be handled by the editor.
We thank you for checking in each day and encourage more of you to make comments.
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Front Page Mag: “As former Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi’s trials continue, it’s enlightening to consider what is likely to be one of the centerpieces of the trial: longstanding accusations that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party worked with foreign terrorist organizations, including al-Qaeda, against the national security of Egypt.” Opinion: Yesterday, the Jerusalem Post reported[...]
Joel Rosenberg: “Earlier this week, this column suggested we keep a close eye on the Egyptian-born terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri in 2014, and argued that the al Qaeda network he leads is on the rise, rather than in retreat as the U.S. administration has argued. This morning we got a fresh reminder of just how much the al Qaeda world[...]
Front Page Mag: “Israeli security forces have shut down a massive al-Qaeda plot coordinated by terrorist mastermind Ayman al-Zawahiri that involved attacking the Jerusalem Convention Center and the American embassy in the diplomatic center of Tel Aviv. This is believed to be the first time that al-Qaeda chief al-Zawahiri has gotten personally involved in engineering strikes[...]