Oct 082014
 

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Joel Rosenberg: “On January 10th of this year, I began writing a series of columns on key people in the epicenter who I planned to keep an eye on in 2014. The first name on my list was Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

Sure enough, the King has proven himself a central player in a region set aflame by the forces of Radical Islam this year.

As the flames get higher, several critical questions come to the fore:

  • Will ISIS or other Radical groups try to topple the King and raise their black flag over Amman?
  • Will the U.S., NATO and other allies stand closely together with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, one of our most important allies in the region, to make sure this does not happen?
  • Will the U.S., Israel and Sunni Arab countries such as Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia — as well as some of the emirates — forge a quiet but effective alliance not only to stop jihadists like ISIS but to stop the ayatollahs in Iran from going nuclear?

Opinion: Jordan also has special significance in that it is mentioned three times in the war of Psalm 83:1-8

  • Edom: Palestinians of the West Bank and Southern Jordan
  • Moab: Palestinians of Central
  • Ammon: Palestinians of Northern Jordan
  • Amalek: Arabs of southern Israel and the Sinai
  • Ishmaelites: Saudi Arabia
  • Hagarenes: modern-day Egypt
  • Philistia: Gaza, Israeli border of Egypt (Hamas)
  • Gebal: northern Lebanon
  • Assyria: Syria including Kurdish (northern) Iraq
  • ‘Inhabitants’ of Tyre: modern-day Lebanon (Hezbollah)

Joel Rosenberg makes an interesting point that Abdullah is a reformer :

He is actively trying to lead his small, oil-less, but vitally important nation towards progress and freedom, tolerance and modernity. He’s keeping close ties with the Arab world. He maintains a close friendship with the U.S., and is maintaining his nation’s courageous peace treaty with Israel. He’s also actively trying to help the Palestinians and Israelis make peace, as well. But the Radicals desperately want to topple the King and seize Jordan for themselves.”

So my question: Is it Abdullah that orders the Jordanian armies into Psalm 83 or another entity that conquers Jordan?

 

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Sep 232014
 

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New York Times: “WASHINGTON — The United States and allies launched airstrikes against Sunni militants in Syria early Tuesday, unleashing a torrent of cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs from the air and sea on the militants’ de facto capital of Raqqa and along the porous Iraq border.

The strikes are a major turning point in President Obama’s war against the Islamic State and open up a risky new stage of the American military campaign. Until now, the administration had bombed Islamic State targets only in Iraq, and had suggested it would be weeks if not months before the start of a bombing campaign against Islamic State targets in Syria.

Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates took part in the strikes, American officials said, although the Arab governments were not expected to announce their participation until Tuesday.”

Opinion: Finally there is progress in the un-war against ISIS. While I have rarely, if ever, supported the president’s foreign policy, it appears that he has taken the lead in the attack, and for that I congratulate him.

In a further surprise, four Sunni nations, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, and Jordan have joined the air attack, in what is certainly another first. Even Qatar is lending support despite well known support for al Qaeda offshoot Al Nusra.
Some officials have expressed concern that going after Islamic State militants in Syria could inadvertently help Syrian President Bashar Assad, since the militants are fighting in part to overthrow Assad.
There are no EU Nations assisting at this time, and no ground forces.
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Sep 192014
 

john-kerry-tough-apBreitbart: “On Thursday in a session with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) whether America was at war in Iraq and Syria.

Kerry responded: “If you’re more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so. We’re happy to call it that.”

So it’s official: America is at war with the enemy of Islam…”

Opinion: It is hard to imagine the mind of this Secretary of State. Political correctness has so overrun the government of the United States that any day now – we will start bombing ourselves.

Bakr Al Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant, has no doubt who he is at war with: Christians, Jews, Shia Muslims

And what he is trying to conquer: Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria

Or how he is going to accomplish it: “Support the religion of Allah through jihad in the path of Allah. Go forth, O mujahidin in the path of Allah. Terrify the enemies of Allah and seek death in the places where you expect to find it, for the dunya (worldly life) will come to an end, and the hereafter will last forever.”  

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Sep 152014
 
Experts Say Jordan in Danger - and Israel's Next in Line

Arutz Sheva: In a new article, Professor Arnon Sofer, head of the Chaikin Chair of Geo-Strategy at the University of Haifa, and Anton Berkovsky discuss the danger of immigration from the turmoil-filled Arab states to Israel. “Countries in the Middle East are currently in states of internal and external war, pressing the State of Israel to

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Aug 182014
 
Israel Lifts Gaza Fishing Ban in 'Gesture'

Arutz Sheva: “One-sided ‘sign of goodwill’ offered by Israel, even as Hamas refuses to discuss returning two fallen IDF soldiers’ bodies for now. As truce talks in Cairo continued Sunday ahead of the five-day ceasefire extension ending Monday at midnight, Israel preempted any agreement by unilaterally offering Gaza a concession and lifting a ban on

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Jul 192014
 
Turkey: Violent Riots Target Israeli Embassy

The Algemeiner: “As IDF forces entered Gaza on Thursday night in the latest phase of Israel’s ongoing Operation Protective Edge, violent riots broke out around Turkey threatening the local Jewish community and Israeli institutions. The head of the IHH terror-tied humanitarian NGO behind the infamous Mavi Marmara Flotilla, Bulent Yildirim, told local television station Haber

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Jun 302014
 
ISIS Declares New State Out of Captured Iraqi, Syrian Territories

Breitbart: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is declaring a new state–a caliphate–out of captured Iraqi and Syrian territories. The state will be called “The Islamic State,” and will run from Iraq’ s Diyala province to Syria’s Aleppo. According to RT.com, the chief of the state will be Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi. As such he

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