Aug 272014
 

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The Daily Beast: “U.S. warplanes striking targets in Iraq. Iranian tanks are reportedly moving into the northern part of the country. But the two foreign militaries fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are not talking to one another.

U.S. and Iraqi officials tell The Daily Beast that, for now, there is no direct channel to coordinate military activities inside Iraq. Instead messages are occasionally passed by senior Iraqi officials who have for years served as interlocutors between Iran and the United States.”

Opinion: Chinese checkers anyone?

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The objective is to be first to race one’s pieces across the hexagram-shaped gameboard into “home”—the corner of the star opposite one’s starting corner—using single-step moves or moves which jump over other pieces. The others continue playing to establish 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and last place finishers. Like other skill-based games, Chinese checkers involves strategy. The rules are simple, so even young children can play.

There are at least 6 main armies involved in Iraq/Syria, each one with different goals and the rules are anything but simple.

  • US Air Force
  • Syria’s armed forces
  • Al Qaeda’s so-called moderate army
  • Peshmerga (Kurdish forces)
  • Iranian tanks
  • ISIS

In this game of “Chinese checkers” all 5 of the armies are against ISIS … sort of.

The US, Iran, and Syria have a common goal but are by no means allies. In fact it was Assad’s army that gassed rebels and of whom John Kerry said the US was going to ‘lightly’ bomb because they crossed Obama’s red line - but nothing ever happened.

Iran and the US are acting like friends while the stalled nuclear talks are on hold, but are against each other because of Iran’s support for Assad. Obama has demanded that Assad be removed from power.

The US will NOT under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES put boots on the ground but will continue air strikes while Obama figures out a plan.

The US is sort of backing the Peshmerga (Kurds) but have held back on heavy weapons, leaving them vulnerable to ISIS attacks.

The US is sort of backing so-called moderate Al Qaeda, but like the Kurds have been given minimal support leaving them vulnerable to ISIS.

Assad’s Syrian Army is vulnerable to ISIS.

Conclusion: ISIS is the only Army that is sure of its goal to establish an Islamic caliphate. They have billions in confiscated funds, US weapons, US uranium, cash flow from 7 oil wells, and a bunch of enemies with no clear-cut objectives.

Now somebody better call Somebody ’cause this is getting ugly.

 

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Aug 202014
 

Gateway Pundit: “The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store.”
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“A blowout fracture is a fracture of one or more of the bones surrounding the eye and is commonly referred to as an orbital floor fracture. (AAPOS)

This comes after St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter tweeted out last night that a dozen local witnesses confirmed Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s version of the Brown shooting story.”

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Opinion: Not to worry, Reverend Jesse Jackson and Reverend Al Sharpton are on the case (although no one is sure exactly which Divinity/Seminary school either of the two men attended), but hey, who would question such a thing?

Me.

Charlatans and race baiters comes to mind and they both have the ear of the President and Attorney General of the United States who is now in charge of the Ferguson situation.

What could go wrong?

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Jun 242014
 

imagesUDGOC7FVArutz Sheva: “A Sudanese woman on death row for apostasy had her sentence canceled and was ordered released by a Khartoum court on Monday, The Associated Press (AP) reports.

The Sudanese state news agency SUNA said the Court of Cassation canceled the death sentence against 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim after defense lawyers presented their case. The court ordered her release.”

Opinion: Meriam Ibrahim did not renounce her faith in Christ even after the threat of 100 lashings to be followed by being hung by the neck until dead. How many of us would fold?

How many would justify giving in to protect our children?

Her lawyer, Mohamed Mostafa, said that Ibrahim had been sent to an unknown house to stay at for her protection and security.

“Her family has been threatened before and we are worried that someone might try to harm her,” he told Reuters. Another one of her lawyers, Eman Abdul-Rahim, told The Associated Press that Ms Ibrahim had left prison and was with her husband and two small children.

Praise God. A rare win for Christianity and a lesson for us all.

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May 252014
 

 Hymns as poetry: “Amazing Grace” was composed by John Newton probably between 1760 and 1770 for one of his weekly services. Formerly a seaman and first officer aboard slave ships, Newton lived a debauched, hardened life until a fearful storm at sea awakened him, and the Mercy and Grace of the LORD Jesus Christ saved him. It

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May 072014
 
Can God bless a Godless America?

Fox News: “The White House is waging an all-out assault on religious liberty. Public schools are indoctrinating our children with the gospel of secularism. Hollywood is spewing toxins into our homes. The soundtrack of our lives is a pulsating mix of sex and violence and filth. The American family is in ruins. What was once

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Apr 162014
 
Obama taps Gay Bishop for Easter Prayer

World Net Daily: “When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet,

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Mar 302014
 

‘My Utmost for His Highest’ “He calls his own … by name …” John 10:3 Does He Know Me . . . ? When I have sadly misunderstood Him? (see John 20:11-18). It is possible to know all about doctrine and still not know Jesus. A person’s soul is in grave danger when the knowledge of

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