Articles of the Day 12/16/15: The Source of the Problem
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria–Russia adds artillery and Mi-35M gunships to Syria theater. ⇑
Precarious position of Damascus– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– Palestinian attacks continue. ⇑
US retreat from Middle East– Arab alliance takes shape against Iran. ⇑
Pope Francis active in politics–⇔
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension–Signs of a ISIS-Hamas alliance in the Sinai. ⇑
One world government advancement– ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“Report cites Israeli sources saying ISIS may start focusing on attacking Israel, given pressure being placed on it in Syria and Iraq.”
“About half of Palestinians believe a new armed intifada would serve Palestinian national interests better than negotiations, and an equal amount feel the same about the current round of violence, even if it remains at the same level.”
Abbas claims it is because the Palestinians feel ‘despair’ and under siege living next to ‘aggressive’ settlers but the truth is his government has so brainwashed the average Palestinian into thinking all their ills are the fault of the Israelis. The two state idea is dead because the Palestinians believe ALL of Israel is theirs. But even deeper, the average Palestinian want to believe the lies , their hearts are so filled with hate there is no room for peace. This conflict will go on and on until the heart of the Arab changes. I believe only an act of God will be able to do this.
People who do not believe in God, think it is all Israel’s fault, that the Palestinians are the victims when, in fact, the reverse is true. The Israelis have attempted multiple times to make peace with Palestinians but every time it was the Palestinians who rejected peace. People around the world, blinded by antisemitism in their hearts, see Israel as the problem but the reality is the Palestinians are the main obstacle to peace.
“A report issued Sunday by the Zionist group Im Tirtzu highlights the activity of what it calls perceived “leftist” or “human rights” groups that are “extensively funded by foreign governments, and operating from within against Israeli society, against IDF soldiers and against Israel’s ability to defend itself in the war on terror.”
The report is titled “Shtulim 2015,” a reference to the foreign bodies “planting” representatives in Israeli organizations. The organizations labeled as “plants” by Im Tirtzu are Breaking the Silence, which publicizes former IDF soldiers’ criticisms of the Israeli military; B’Tselem—a human rights organization that focuses on the rights of Palestinians; Adalah—the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel; Yesh Din—a volunteer organization working to defend the human rights of the Palestinian civilian population; and others.
According to Im Tirtzu, the common denominator between all these groups, aside from being funded by foreign bodies, is the “public relations and financial support they receive from the American organization the New Israel Fund.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“The Russian army is literally bringing its big guns to the war in Syria. U.S. military analysts said the decision to add artillery to the battlefield indicates a number of key developments, including the Kremlin’s growing influence in planning and executing Syrian military operations.”
“A combat transport helicopter with anti-tank and assault capabilities, the Mi-35M is a variant of the older Mi-24 gunship featuring a modified airframe with fixed landing gear and cropped wings as well as the X-shaped tail rotor of the Mi-28N.”
“WASHINGTON – Islamic State is looking at potentially vulnerable oil assets in Libya and elsewhere outside its Syria stronghold, where the militant group controls about roughly 80 percent of the oil and gas fields, a senior US official said on Tuesday.”
“With 1,300-1,500 dead, Iran-backed Lebanese militia, campaigning to defend embattled Assad regime, is no longer hiding its losses.”
“Hamas has long sought to stymie Egyptian control over the peninsula and keep its weapons smuggling routes open, but its latest opportunistic gamble on local jihadists carries wider dangers that should be nipped in the bud by sponsors Turkey and Qatar.”
“DOHA (Reuters) – Turkey will establish a military base in Qatar as part of a defence agreement aimed at helping them confront “common enemies,” Turkey’s ambassador to Qatar said on Wednesday.”
“In a rare press conference on Tuesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s 30-year-old deputy crown prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman said the new coalition aimed to “coordinate” efforts to fight terrorism in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan.”
This alliance is aimed straight at Iran.
“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest charm offensive toward Israel and his country’s Jews seems to show how a crisis over its downing of a Russian aircraft last month may help improve Istanbul’s dragging rapprochement efforts with the Jewish state.”
So funny how God works sometimes. Erdogan hates Israel and is antisemitic. He stepped into it with Russia and now has a big problem. He is looking for friends where ever he can find them. Once this is resolved with Russia he go back to anti-Israel mode. Such a fraud. Will Israel fall for it?
“Q. It is written in Philippians 2:9-11 that every knee shall bow at the name of Jesus, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. In reference to those in heaven, does this mean that the archangels Michael and Gabriel will also bow at the name of Jesus and confess Him as Lord, or is this just referring to the saints in heaven?
A. The Greek word translated heaven in this passage literally applies to heaven itself, the abode of God and angels. This would include Michael, Gabriel and all the heavenly host as well as the saints from all ages. It also includes everyone on Earth. This is the human race, whether believer or not. And finally it includes everyone under the Earth, Satan and his hordes as well as the unsaved dead.
Of course, many of those on Earth and all those under the Earth will not have accepted Him as their Savior. But after His victorious return when He summons all the survivors to judgment, everyone will have to admit He’s the Lord, just like He’s always claimed to be. And when they’re led away to eternal punishment, they’ll finally accept His right to judge them. As Zechariah 14:9 explains about that day, “The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.”
This will also be true of Satan as he’s taken in chains to begin his 1000 year prison sentence (Rev. 20:1-3).”
‘Wealth transfer’ is ‘gesture to redesign the global economic system’
‘There’s a whole economic and power grab going on here’
“The fact of the matter is that Islam is fundamentally hostile to the non-Moslem world. Many Moslems in the West complain about how many of the Moslem clerics trained in Moslem countries and then brought to the West to serve Moslem congregations there automatically give sermons backing hostility and even violence towards non-Moslems. These clerics take it for granted that such hostility is demanded from all Moslems. Nearly all religious schools that train Moslem clerics accept this hatred and hostility although many are prudent enough to stop short of actively supporting Islamic terrorism.”
This is the source of the problem. Until people in the West discard political correctness and hold these clerics and mosques accountable if they are preaching violence against their host nation and people violet attacks will continue.
There is a fine line here because many on the Left will go a step further and attack Christian churches if, for example, if they say Islam is wrong. They will say this is ‘hate’ speech. But disagreeing with another religion is not hate speech, it is freedom of speech. For now at least, we are free to disagree with Islam.
The big difference. Those on the Left miss that Christian churches do not preach violence against another people. Many in the Left assume because one is white they are Christian. A real Christian would never resort to violence but they would speak out against evil and those who enable it. A real Christian would trust God, not arms, but I still understand the need for the 2nd amendment as a check against an evil government.