May 282016
 

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Breitbart: HIROSHIMA, Japan, May 26 (UPI) — President Barack Obama traveled to Hiroshima, Japan, on Friday, marking the first time a U.S. president has visited the site of the world’s first nuclear attack, carried out more than 70 years ago.

Obama arrived in Hiroshima Friday afternoon and along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial — a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built in 1915. Thirty years later, it was nearly decimated by the atomic bomb dropped by the United States. The structure, in fact, was the only one left standing near the bomb’s hypocenter.

Opinion: I wonder if it occurred to our president that the evil to which he is referring would not have happened if the Japanese had not pulled a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that took the lives of 3581 Americans, including 2403 military personnel.

Or, if the president remembers the atrocities the Japanese army inflicted on POWs during WWII on American soldiers reminiscent of the Third Reich?

  • The Bataan Death March: 5,000-11,000 American and Filipino prisoners perished when forced to an arduous  65-mile march to prison camps with no food or water.
  • The Rape of Nanking: Soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army murdered Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants numbering an estimated 40,000 to over 300,000, and perpetrated widespread rape and looting.
  • Cannibalism: In the 1990s, documents were uncovered that described widespread cannibalism by Japanese troops and including the removal of their organs while prisoners were still alive, without anesthesia.

The president’s words “Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil” are especially hollow in light of the Iran Nuclear deal that puts the world’s largest sponsor of terror on a fast-track towards a nuclear weapon. In recent missile tests, Iran fired two test missiles bearing the phrase ‘Israel Must Be Wiped Out’ in Hebrew.

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May 242016
 

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The Times of Israel: “Ahmad Karimpour, a senior adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite unit al-Quds Force, said if Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei gave the order to destroy Israel, the Iranian military had the capacity to do so quickly.

We test-fired a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers and a margin of error of eight meters, Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi was quoted as saying at a Tehran science conference. The eight-meter margin means the “missile enjoys zero error,” he told conference participants.

Iran in March tested ballistic missiles, including two with the words “Israel must be wiped off the earth” emblazoned on them, according to the US and other Western powers.”

joyOpinion: Just look at the joy in the faces of Haman’s descendants as they plot to finish the job (Genesis 27:41) that the patriarch Esau started.

But like Esau, the plot will fail. When Iran finally does take up arms with the Gog Magog alliance (Ezekiel 38:1-6) against Israel, judgment will come like this:

“You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.  You shall fall on the open field; for I have spoken,” says the Lord God “And I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in security in the coastlands. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 39:4-6

Iran’s coastline:

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May 242016
 

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The Daily Beast: “Once a bane of the U.S. military during the occupation of Iraq, and a warlord whom the Pentagon once came within minutes of killing for his role in orchestrating American combat deaths, al-Sadr is now the undisputed kingmaker of Iraqi politics, a demagogue with a gift for manipulating a national media and opportunistically capitalizing on national crises, attributes which invited half-serious comparisons to another rising political juggernaut.

Just like Trump, he is not entirely illegitimate,” said Ali Khedery, once the longest continuously serving U.S. diplomat in Iraq. “Sadr represents millions of people and those millions of people have voted for him and his bloc repeatedly since 2003. His family has a long and very important history in Iraq, particularly over the past century.”

Vason’s Opinion: Nationalism is born out of a frustrated populace looking for a leader to right their wrongs and fix their problems- typically economically.  Sometimes though, people are looking for payback.

Enter Mullah Atari:  Moqtada al-Sadr is just one of many charismatic opportunists riding high on a wave of anger and his numerous followers are looking for order in their lives – along with payback.  These acolytes of the cleric want payback against a financially corrupt Iraqi government, the enemy within known as ISIS, and of course, America who they view as a global puppet master.  Sound familiar?  Change some of the names and circumstances and you’ve got the recipe for the rise of Trump.

A similar formula is fomenting nationalism in Europe and will pave the way for the antichrist to come to power (Daniel 7:23-24).

European nationalistic movements to keep an eye on:

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May 182016
 
Ben Rhodes won’t testify to Congress on Iran deal ‘narratives’

The Washington Post: “The senior White House official who recently became a lightning rod for critics of President Obama’s foreign policy after he made brusque comments in a magazine profile has declined an invitation to testify before Congress. Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes was invited to address a Tuesday hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform

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May 172016
 
Congressman: Classified details of Iran's treatment of US sailors will shock nation

Free Beacon: “Randy Forbes (R., Va.) told the Free Beacon in an interview that the Obama administration is still keeping details of the maritime incident under wraps. It could be a year or longer before the American public receives a full accounting of the incident, in which several U.S. sailors were abducted at gunpoint by

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May 022016
 
Khamenei: US is main enemy, ‘Zionist regime’ a close second

The Times of Israel: “In meeting with Palestinian Islamic Jihad chief, Iranian supreme leader says ‘defending Palestine’ is ‘defending Islam’. Speaking at a meeting in Tehran on Sunday with the head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Ramadan Abdullah, Khamenei said that looking at the turmoil in the region in a “macro” sense, the US was

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