Oct 302014
 

1414665338948_cachedThe Daily Beast: “Only two days ago, President Barack Obama’s envoy to the Syrian rebels, retired Marine Gen. John Allen, explained confidently that the U.S. would help to train and equip Western-backed fighters to become a credible force that would compel the Assad regime to negotiate a political deal and end the four-year-long civil war.

Yeah. Right. The Obama administration’s plans have little or nothing to do with what is unfolding all too rapidly on the ground: Rebel brigades are demoralized, disintegrating, and fighting among themselves.”

Opinion: In one of very few times I have agreed with the president, arming so-called moderate Sunni Muslims was and is, a horrible idea.

‘Moderate’ Islam is an American invention. A moderate Muslim is like a non-practicing Jew, or Christian, and it is naïve to believe that Mujahidin fighters in Syria fit that profile.

But time is running out on Syria in more ways than one. Bashar Assad’s army is capitalizing on that lack of leadership and coordination of the rebel forces: “Last week in a 36-hour period, Assad’s air force launched 210 airstrikes, according to generally reliable opposition activists. That’s more than the entire American-led coalition has mounted in both Iraq and Syria since Sept. 22.”

Bashar Assad is by far the most vocal in anti-Israel rhetoric having threatening to rain down rockets on Tel Aviv on several occasions. If even one off those rockets were to include a chemical weapon, Isaiah 17:1.14 calling for the destruction of Damascus would happen just the way it was prophesied … overnight.

 

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Oct 272014
 

yalonThe Jerusalem Post: (Moshe) Ya’alon traveled to the United States to meet with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other American officials.

“We have disputes,” Ya’alon acknowledged. “With all the disputes, the United States is Israel’s strategic ally… I can tell you that between the Pentagon and the Israel Defense Forces there is an unbreakable bond.”

Ya’alon also reiterated his view that full-fledged statehood for the Palestinians is out of the question. “You can call it the new Palestinian empire,” Ya’alon said. “We don’t want to govern them, but it is not going to be a regular state for many reasons.”

When asked what he meant by “empire,” Ya’alon sought to clarify. “[Israel will agree to Palestinian] autonomy. It is going to be demilitarized.”

Opinion: Moshe Ya’alon was snubbed last week by Obama/Kerry on his visit to Washington. His affirmation of a bond in Israeli/US relations are wishful thinking … at best.

The ‘unbreakable’ bond was broken on June 4, 2009 in Cairo. The then new US President took to the world stage with the Muslim Brotherhood, parent group of Hamas, al Qaeda and Islamic Jihad, sitting front and center.

The ironclad friendship shattered on May 19, 2011 when President Obama, with a stunned Prime Minister Netanyahu in attendance, said that Israel should return to the 1967 borders, cutting the nation in half, and leaving it virtually indefensible.

Then during the recent Hamas attacks on Israel, the Obama/Kerry team used the words cycle of violence drawing a moral equivalence between Hamas and Israel as aggressors, leaving the US/Israel relationship in shambles.

Ya’alon and the rest of Israel’s leaders should know from their own Biblical history (Exodus 14:10-14) that God always sends a protector for times such as this (Esther 4:14), while the Obama administration should know that America’s blessings (Genesis 12:3) as Israel’s protector are running out.

 

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Oct 222014
 

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Breaking Israel News: “Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.” (Jeremiah 17:5)

“Following the temporary embargo placed by the Obama administration on weapons shipments to Israel during Operation Protective Edge, Israel is taking steps to not have to rely in the future upon the kindness of strangers.

Officials from Israel’s Defense Ministry who wished to remain anonymous told NRG that Israel will focus more on bolstering its own internal manufacturing of weapons.”

Opinion: In Israel’s ancient wars and the wars of Independence, the nation was outnumbered many times over:

A few examples:

  • Exodus 14:13-14 Pharaoh at the Red Sea
  • Exodus 17:8-15  War at Rephidim
  • 2 Chronicles 20 War with Edom, Ammon and Moab
  • Judges 7 Gideon at Midian
  • Esther 8-9 Persian war
  • 1948 War of Independence
  • 1956 Sinai War
  • 1967 Six-Day War
  • 1968 War of Attrition
  • 1973 Yom Kippur War
  • 2006 Lebanon War

God always provides a protector for times such as these.

In recent wars, the 2012 Thanksgiving Hamas rocket attacks and the recent 50 day war with Hamas, Israel relied on the US-provided Iron Dome and IDF fire power.

In the future wars of Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38, and Armageddon, the Lord Himself will be Israel’s protector.

 

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Oct 222014
 
Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed For Spread Of Ebola

Investors Business Daily Op-Ed: “When Muslims die, family members don’t turn to a funeral home or crematorium to take care of the body. In Islam, death is handled much differently. Relatives personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. Often, several family members participate in this posthumous bathing ritual, known as Ghusl.

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Oct 212014
 
UN questions Israel on Palestinians' rights

Net News: “UN experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses to mistreatment of detainees and limited Palestinian access to water. Israel’s delegation defended its record before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, which examined respect for civil and political rights in Israel, the Gaza Strip

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Oct 182014
 
Ebola outbreak: Famine approaches – bringing a fresh nightmare to West Africa

The Independent: Sierra Leone’s fields are without farmers. Its crops go un-reaped. In the quarantine areas, feeding is patchy – some get food, others don’t. People then leave the enforced isolation in search of a meal, so Ebola spreads. In three West African countries where many already live a hand-to-mouth existence, the act of eating

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Oct 182014
 
Pentagon Pushes Climate Hysteria to Justify Globalism, Waste

The New American: “After being ridiculed for squandering taxpayer funds on a 2003 “climate” report that, despite being widely hyped in the establishment press, got literally everything wrong, Obama’s cadres of “global-warming” alarmists at the Pentagon are at it again. In a report released this week, Obama’s Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel parroted a wide range

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