Articles of the Day 5/18/16: Feeling Dirty
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– ⇔
US retreat from Middle East- ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– Pope peeps about Western intervention in the Middle East. ⇑
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension– ⇔
One world government advancement– ⇔
One world religion advancement- ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“The Gaza vicinity communities are deeply concerned about the emergency guidelines due to the tensions along the Gazan border in recent weeks. Residents were given a recommended list of stuff that they should be prepared to take in case their community is evacuated: Medication, prescriptions, personal weapons, animal food and more.”
Do you get the feeling the IDF and Israeli government know something?
“Hamas is preparing to strike Israel using a unit of specialist commando divers, the Israel Defence Force’s Lieutenant Colonel Asaf Hamami has told Israel’s Army Radio. During the July 2014 conflict between Israel and Hamas, four Hamas frogmen militants were killed in a gun battle with Israeli forces on Zikim Beach, north of the Gaza Strip, after reaching the Israeli coast undetected. In response, Israel put in place the Aquashield defence system, which identifies divers near strategic Israeli coastal positions by means of underwater cameras and sensors.
Hamami has said that the Hamas frogman squad was still planning to attack Israel, and that it had expanded since 2014. “We see them in training, their entire range of training, including diving and shooting.”
“Palestinian arrested by Navy dishes on naval smuggling; Israel says terror group ‘taking advantage’ of eased blockade.”
“The IDF arrested a senior Hamas leader in Jenin on Tuesday night. He was the Palestinian Authority’s former Minister of Prisoners. Another senior Hamas official from Tulkarem was arrested as well.”
“UNESCO’s poisonous, fraudulent resolution is not only biased: it is negationist. All traces of Jewish presence in Jerusalem and Judea in ancient times are eliminated at the stroke of a pen.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“London- The so-called Lebanese Hezbollah group has appointed Mustafa Mughniyeh as military commander following the murder of his uncle Mustafa Badreddine in mysterious circumstances near Damascus airport, well-informed Lebanese sources said.”
“Syria has used sarin nerve gas for the first time since 2013, a senior Israeli official anonymously told the Telegraph Wednesday, on Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists outside Damascus.
Syria agreed to rid itself of its chemical weapons stockpile under a 2013 agreement that followed a sarin gas attack on a Damascus suburb, although it was revealed the regime maintained its arsenal by hiding it from the inspectors.
Since then, both mustard gas and chlorine gas have been said to have been used in attacks. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has since found chlorine has been “systematically and repeatedly” used as a weapon; government and opposition forces have denied using chlorine and have accused each other of doing so.
But sarin indicates yet a greater step in flouting the international agreement; not only did a lethal sarin gas attack prompt the chemical weapons ban, after it killed 1,400 people outside Damascus, but it is far more lethal than chlorine gas.
Syria conducted the sarin gas attack over three weeks ago, the Israeli official said, in an apparent aim to drive away ISIS from seizing two airbases northeast of the city.
ISIS suffered casualties so heavy that Jerusalem believes it was a sarin gas attack – and that Syrian President Bashar Assad saved the chemical from destruction because it was the deadliest weapon in his arsenal.
“They deceived and they still have it [sarin],” the official told the Telegraph. “Recently, they have decided to use it again. Once a taboo is broken, it becomes a standard weapon that you use. There are no red lines and it [sarin] becomes a standard kind of weapon.”
Remember way back when Kerry and Obama promised the world Assad would turn over all his chemical weapons? The Iran deal will turn out much the same way.
“Hardly a week has passed since last year’s introduction of the Iran nuclear deal without reports of an unsavory Iranian action or an American surprise disclosure or obfuscation. Last week’s surprise was about White House manipulations to gain support for the agreement. Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser to President Obama, admitted that the administration’s touting of a new “moderate” Iranian leadership had been a deception. It was “largely manufactured for the purpose of selling the deal.” Further, he boasted that “freshly minted” experts and compliant reporters had echoed whatever talking points the White House gave them.”
“The military wing of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah has been instructed by Iran to suspend operations against Israel and to target Saudi Arabia instead, Middle East Eye can reveal. The instruction comes in the wake of widespread anger at the apparent assassination of Mustafa Badreddine, its military commander in Syria and head of the movement’s military wing, which Hezbollah blamed on “takfiri” forces supported by Riyadh. According to well informed sources in Lebanon, the order was conveyed in person by Qasim Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) who came to Beirut to give his condolescences.”
“But beyond the toll on its foot soldiers, recruits and finances, Syria’s most costly burden on Hezbollah has been the losses in its senior ranking leadership and key operational strategists in the party. From Fawzi Ayoub in 2014 to Baddredine in 2016, Hezbollah has lost 10 senior leaders in the Syrian war, among them names that have been associated with party’s ideological rise and struggle such as Samir Kuntar and Jihad Imad Moughniyeh both killed in 2015.
The losses in Hezbollah senior ranks highlight the battle and security challenges that have accompanied its Syria involvement. Fighting away from its home base, and against the local population, the Syrian war is bringing forth a set of vulnerabilities to Hezbollah, without the option of achieving its objectives or ability to withdraw in the near future.”
“In a remarkable speech made today, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah El Sisi referred to his country’s relationship with Israel, expressing hope and optimism: “If you give the Palestinians a state, that will ensure the security of Israel and there will be hope here.”
Nothing new from Sisi. This is the same lie the Arabs have promised for years. From the perspective of scripture and history the argument can be made that the opposite will happen. Do not believe them.
“Vic Batista: We are continuing our study of God’s mighty angels found in the book of Revelation. So far in our study, Nathan, you have been scaring me half to death with the Bible’s account of all the horrific judgments that one day will be let loose upon the world!”
“Q. The bible tells us that 1/3 of the angels got kicked out of heaven. I have heard that there are 7 types of angels, thus the 7 spirits of god. Can you tell me out of the 7 types of angels which type fell from heaven or was it a combination of all 7 types ?
A. There’s no Biblical support for the opinion that the seven spirits of God equate to seven kinds of angels. The three appearances of this phrase in the Book of Revelation can also be translated “seven-fold Spirit of God” which is a reference to the Holy Spirit. Some say the Holy Spirit manifests Himself in seven ways that are listed in Isaiah 11:1-3 as wisdom, understanding, counsel, power, knowledge, the fear of the Lord, and the delight in the fear of the Lord.”
In an earlier blog on the Huffington Post about the problem of Christian Islamophobia, I argue that Christians have the opportunity to transform the way we see Islam and Muslims by accepting Muhammad as “Spirit of Truth.”
In other words, he is suggesting we reject Christ for Islam and pretend the two can be merged into one.Impossible. I reject this author and his words instead.
This article might be the most disgusting thing I have read in a while. Liberals love their interfaithism. The author twists Bible scripture to what his own corrupt heart wants.
But he cannot escape John 14:6 where Jesus said:
“6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.“
This blog does a decent job disputing this article. Now I feel dirty after reading that Huffington Post trash, excuse me while I go take a shower.
“And make no mistake, hostility toward Christians in the United States is on the rise and will grow unless we stand up for our freedoms of religion and conscience. Believers in this country have already become the target of a culture that has turned its back on Almighty God. This is being driven especially by progressives, LGBT activists and the anti-God forces of secularism.”
“ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis criticised Western powers for trying to export their own brand of democracy to countries such as Iraq and Libya without respecting indigenous political cultures, according to an interview published on Monday.
Speaking to France’s Roman Catholic newspaper, La Croix, Francis also said Europe should better integrate migrants and praised the election of the new Muslim mayor of London as an example of where this had been successful.
“Faced with current Islamist terrorism, we should question the way a model of democracy that was too Western was exported to countries where there was a strong power, as in Iraq, or Libya, where there was a tribal structure,” he said.
“We cannot advance without taking these cultures into account,” the pope said.”
I agree to a certain extent that Islam is not compatible with democracy. However, it is not the Western countries fault migrants don’t integrate. Islam prevents them from integrating. So the Pope does not like how Libya was handled, well, talk to Obama and Clinton that was their baby. By the way, Reuters needs to learn how to spell. Its criticizes not criticises. RIP spell check.