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Ebola Comes to the USA!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The story of the spread of the Ebola virus into the USA is spreading so fast it is possible that the story may have expanded by the time you read this post. As readers surely know, a man traveling from Liberia to the USA spread the Ebola virus into the USA. Amazingly, when he went to a hospital ER for treatment in Dallas, Texas and told them he had come from a nation in the Ebola hot-zone, they didn’t take his condition seriously and sent him home (to expose more people). It has been reported as I write that a second Texas person may now have Ebola, but it has not yet been confirmed (first link). The second link reports that a third possible US case of Ebola in the USA is suspected in Hawaii. Initially, the Liberian man who spread Ebola to the USA led to health authorities saying that perhaps a dozen people may have been exposed, then the number went to 20…and to 80 and to 100 the last time I saw a news program update. The ambulance drivers who transported the Ebola man are now in quarantine as is the ambulance itself. Other people the man exposed are now quarantined as well.

The presence of Ebola in the USA and the realization that airline passengers could be innocently and unsuspectingly exposed to Ebola has led to stock market fears about Ebola’s effects on the global economy. Airline stocks have, understandably, been hit hard as people may not decide to travel by air until there are strict Ebola prevention protocols in place (third link). As this fear emerged, an article appeared in the 10-2-14 USA Today that sought to minimize people’s fears about being exposed to Ebola on airliners (fourth link). However, the final paragraph in that article was hardly reassuring as it acknowledged the risk of getting Ebola on an airliner, however small right now, is real.

The lack of Ebola-prevention protocols in global travel is appalling. Why aren’t passengers from nations with Ebola outbreaks being quarantined for a set number of days to make sure they are Ebola-free before they are allowed to travel out of those nations? That is a “no brainer” as far as I’m concerned. If such protocols had been in place in Liberia, the infected man there would never have been allowed to get on a plane to Brussels in Europe and then to two other flights to Dallas as his Ebola symptoms would have been caught in time to stop him from traveling. It is possible that this one case of an infected Ebola passenger on an airliner may yet lead to all the passengers on all the flights he traveled on having to be checked for Ebola as well as everyone they had contact with in the last week or so. That total would quickly run into the thousands in many nations. I hope it doesn’t get that bad.

The fifth link highlights the disgust by some in the medical community that the Obama administration and US health authorities are still not taking adequate measures to stop the spread of Ebola. It features a doctor who dressed in a bio-hazard suit at the Atlanta airport to highlight the fact that Ebola security measures are not yet in place. An interview I just saw with health experts on Al Jazeera America a short time ago confirmed that not only the USA but the entire world community is not taking this threat seriously yet. They said the WHO was saying it was not responsible for setting up a global preventative program and that the UN Security Council may have to meet to create global security protocols to make sure there is a global response in place to stop the disease from spreading quickly among the nations via airline passengers and global commerce. Although I could not find the link to a story about it in a web search, I saw a TV interview on either CNN, Fox News or Al Jazeera America that confirmed how lax US authorities are about this growing crisis. It was an interview with a Miami doctor who was returning from one of the Ebola “hot zone” nations in Africa. She said she was expecting to be screened by health officials before she would be allowed to re-enter the USA, but was surprised to see that no screening program existed at all! She was allowed to walk right through the airport back into the USA without any checks or questions. That means lots of other travelers from the Ebola hot-zone nations have also walked right into the USA and many other nations around the world with no checks or questions.

Some experts are warning that the rate of transmission of Ebola within the hot-zone African nations is increasing steadily and that as many as a million deaths from Ebola could be possible by early 2015 if the continued rate of transmission growth occurs. Although the death rate in those nations grows steadily, some media articles have noted that health-monitoring systems are so inadequate or non-existent in those African nations that the actual Ebola death toll is surely much higher than reported. At some point the rate of transmission will grow exponentially if major protective responses are not implemented soon. If the Ebola plague really does get as bad as some health experts predict, it will obviously be spreading to many other nations. Indeed, at some point, residents of the infected hot-zone African nations may flee via the jungle into other nations without telling anyone to save their lives. They may already be doing so. I wonder how many of them are already infected.

Jesus Christ warned that “pestilences” will occur during the latter-day period of time that would immediately precede his Second Coming. Obviously, he did not mean the localized, routine level of pestilences that have occurred throughout human history. He had to mean pestilences (plagues) on a much wider scale than usual for them to be a meaningful sign. This Ebola plague could eventually kill millions…or more…in many nations. Health experts are warning about this danger, but the governments of the world are doing little or nothing meaningful yet to stop its spread. Let’s hope they start doing so soon. If they don’t, the number of deaths could become astronomical at some point, and global commerce will come to as screeching halt. Maybe you might want to call your elected representatives to put some pressure on them for their governments to start acting responsibly instead of sticking their head in the sand about this threat.

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/01/texas-ebola-patient/16525649/
  2. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/02/patient-with-possible-ebola-symptoms-in-isolation-unit-at-hawaii-hospital/
  3. http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/10/01/ebola-fears-infect-travel-stocks/
  4. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/01/ebola-flights-screening-travel-airlines/16527697/
  5. http://www.ajc.com/news/news/doctor-boards-flight-in-ebola-protection-suit-to-p/nhZk8/

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New Scandal about to Hit Goldman Sachs and Wall Street?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

In what is a developing story at this moment, a lawyer hired (and later fired) by the US Federal Reserve Board secretly recorded 46 hours (!) of insider conversations among officials at the US Federal Reserve Board which are reported to reveal a very cozy and corrupt relationship between the US Federal Reserve Board and the mega-bank, Goldman Sachs. This scandal is just beginning to unfold, and we will have to wait to see if heads really do roll over the secretly taped revelations.

The first link and second link describe the information about the story as it was about to break. The third link and fourth link are from the main media as this scandal is now being reported to the American public…just before a major election I might add. The third link was from the September 29, 2014 USA Today, which includes a quote from Senator Elizabeth Warren that the lack of accountability at the Big Banks “…threatens our whole economy.” I share her opinion.

The fourth link details what it describes as a “severe conflict of interest between the NY Federal Reserve and Goldman Sachs.” It is well worth your reading! I must admit that I’m not the least bit surprised by this new revelation about cozy corruption between the US Fed and Goldman Sachs. I have written about this relationship in posts over the years, and Rolling Stone magazine has been doing in-depth exposes about this relationship for years. Indeed, they have covered this story in such depth that the last link offers readers a menu of their articles and research reports into the cozy Fed-Goldman Sachs relationship. Readers can click on the links at that last link and read as many as they want about what has been known for the last four years or so about this cozy relationship.

What is noteworthy about the latest revelation is that is involves 46 hours (!) of conversations documenting the cozy Fed-Goldman Sachs relationship which were recorded by an attorney working in an insider position at the Fed. The tapes will have the words actually spoken by Fed officials. The revelations ought to give more impetus to Congressional efforts to pass a bill which will do an in-depth audit of the Federal Reserve Board’s activities.

Revelation 17-18, as I’ve noted many times in previous posts, prophesy that the global monetary/financial system in the latter days will come crashing down at some point, to be replaced by the final “beast” system which will hold sway for a mere 42 months (Revelation 13:1-5) before being obliterated by Jesus Christ’s return (Revelation 19:11-20:4). There are lots of huge stresses building up in the global financial/monetary system and we do not know what “trigger” will be the event or revelation which precipitates the collapse of Babylon the Great’s current system. It is worth noting that Revelation 18:2-3 prophesy that the latter-day Babylon the Great system will feature an intensely-corrupt and cozy, interlocking system of mutual aggrandizement between the “kings of the earth” (the political leaders and their agencies) and the “merchants of the earth” (an amazingly-accurate prophetic description of today’s multinational and international mega-corporations which do business all over the earth). The Rolling Stone’s series of articles about the cozy relationship between the US Fed and Goldman Sachs and the just-beginning scandal about the 46 hours of secretly-taped conversations inside the Fed’s offices fit the description contained in Revelation 18:2-3 quite well, I believe.

  1. Tapes showing meek oversight of Goldman are about to rock Wall Street
  2. http://nypost.com/2014/09/26/tapes-showing-meek-oversight-of-goldman-are-about-to-rock-wall-street/
  3. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/27/goldman-sachs-new-york-fed-carmen-segarra-this-american-life/16338577/
  4. http://www.businessinsider.com/propublica-fed-goldman-sachs-recordings-2014-9
  5. https://www.google.com/#q=Government+Sachs+in+Rolling+Stone+magazine+

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Israelis Take Delivery of New Submarine from Germany

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Israel is taking delivery of its fourth state-of-the-art German-made submarine (first link). The Dolphin-class submarines are gradually entering service in the Israeli navy and the fifth such submarine is due to be delivered by the Germans to Israel in 2015. The new submarine features systems and weapons upgrades not installed in the first three submarines. It is widely believed that the Israeli submarines are capable of firing cruise missiles as well as performing many types of tactical missions.

The second link offers details about the capabilities of these Israeli submarines, and includes several pieces of very interesting information. It includes an item that I thought was of special interest. It includes commentary that the Israelis tested a nuclear-capable cruise missile off the coast of Sri Lanka years ago, and it opines that the Israelis may have done so in cooperation with the Indian military.  It also reports that the Israeli submarines already in service have performed many operational missions and have been deployed “thousands of kilometers from Israel.” Israeli submarines have traversed the Suez Canal at times, as noted in a previous post. With Egypt and the Israelis cooperating closely again, it is likely that Israeli submarines enter the Red Sea via the Suez Canal and take up positions in the Arabian Sea where they can hit Iranian targets with cruise missiles and interdict Iranian shipping if either mission becomes necessary.

As the entire Mideast increasingly turns to chaos with wars raging in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and with Libya having disintegrated into warring factions, Israel obviously has a need to continue strengthening its military and security capabilities. Zechariah 14 prophesies the Israelis will be involved in a great war as this age comes to an end. However, Zechariah 14 also prophesies that Israel will be saved via Divine intervention. Zechariah 12 also prophesies that God guarantees the survival of the Jewish nation in the Mideast (called “Judah” in biblical terminology).

Genesis 49:8-10 contains a special prophecy for “Judah” in the latter days of this age (Genesis 49:1). Genesis 49:9 characterizes Judah as a “lion’s whelp” in the latter days and like a lion that takes prey. This terminology fits the Israelis perfectly.  A “lion’s whelp” is a lion cub or young lion, meaning the latter-day nation of Judah will be a young and small nation in the latter days–which it is. However, its characterization as a lion that takes prey means it will be powerful and strong despite its small size and its being a young nation. Those who desire a more in-depth examination of the link between the Israelis/Jews and the biblical term “Judah” can read my article, Four Reasons the Jews are Judah.

  1. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/09/23/Netanyahu-welcomes-Israels-newest-submarine-the-INS-Tanin/5681411502526/?spt=sec&or=tn
  2. http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/germany-may-sell-2-more-dolphin-subs-to-israel-for-117b-01528/

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US House Votes for “Top-to-bottom” Audit of US Fed

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

The US House of Representatives voted a few days ago to have a federal investigative agency conduct a “top-to-bottom” audit of the US Federal Reserve Board (see first link). The vote passed with many Democrats joining Republicans to vote for the bill. The bill is expected to die a quiet death in the US Senate, where it seems to me that Sen. Harry Reid makes sure that any legislation that makes sense doesn’t even get a vote. There are more perspectives on the bill in the second link and third link.

However, the overwhelming vote in the House, with many Democrats supporting it, may cause some Democrats, especially those in troubled re-election campaigns, to vote for the audit bill if they are given a chance to do so. If the Senate switches to GOP domination after the November elections in the USA, such bills will finally come up for votes in the US Senate. Many bills, now blocked by Sen. Reid, could be passed and then sent to the White House to face a possible veto by President Obama. It is worth noting though that the US House already passed the “audit the Fed” bill by a more than 2/3rds majority, which is a veto-proof majority.

The Federal Reserve Board and all its affiliated Big Banking institutions are likely terrified at the thought of such an audit occurring. The Fed has made many statements and reports to the public, but no one has ever audited the Fed to know if it is telling the truth on any of its statements or its action. Such a audit is badly needed. If the US Senate goes Republican and this bill passes the Congress and goes to the White House, there will be tremendous pressure on both sides of the issue on President Obama. If such an audit took place, it could shake the very foundations of the entire US banking and lending industries. Its effects would ripple through the world economy because the US dollar is still the global reserve currency.

We know from the prophecy in Revelation 17-18 that the current global banking/monetary/commercial system will collapse at some point in the latter day sequence of events and be replaced by the final “beast” system. I have written many posts on the possible triggers that could cause this prophecy to be fulfilled. An audit of the Fed which revealed widespread corruption and manipulations of global financial and commodity markets is one more possible trigger for a collapse of confidence in the US Fed and the US dollar that could cause a sudden end to the US dollar’s role as the global reserve currency and the elimination of the US Federal Reserve Board altogether.

If such an audit bill ever becomes law in the USA, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a sudden demand for shredders in all Federal Reserve Board offices and that many of its emails would “disappear” in the same fashion that the emails of US IRS official, Lois Lerner, also mysteriously “disappeared.”

For an in-depth historical view of why the modern global system of global banking and commerce is called “Babylon the Great” in biblical prophecy, please read my article, The Babylonian Origin of the Modern Banking System. I think you will find it eye-opening and that it will provide you with information about the origins of the banking system that you will never read in any economics textbook.

  1. http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/votes-in-congress-how-the-area-s-delegation-voted-last/article_a628da04-4126-11e4-bc64-0017a43b2370.html?mode=jqm
  2. http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/09/17/the-house-just-voted-for-a-full-audit-of-the-federal-reserve/
  3. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/17/us-usa-fed-congress-idUSKBN0HC26E20140917

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Ebola: A Biblical “Pestilence?”

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

All readers are, no doubt, aware of the very serious Ebola plague that is spreading throughout Western Africa. Three nations, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, are the most very affected and a fourth, Nigeria, is somewhat affected.  Senegal is also now reporting a case of Ebola (first link). The third link and fourth link detail the anti-Ebola effort announced by President Obama which includes sending 3,000 military troops to the affected nations. Obviously, these 3,000 military members are almost surely not trained in Ebola-specific medical protocols. If they contract the disease and bring it back with them to the USA, the disease could spread quickly through the USA. Also obviously, these 3,000 troops and any other assigned personnel coming back to the USA from West African nations affected by Ebola will need to be quarantined before re-entering the USA to protect the America general population from an outbreak. While not mentioned in the links, the 3,000 American troops may also have to provide security services at airports, rail stations, bus stations, seaports, etc. to make sure that no one leaves or enters certain nations without permission. As evidence of this possibility, the nation of Sierra Leone is going to impose a three-day shut-down of the nation to try and stop the spread of Ebola (second link).

The third and fourth links paint a very grim picture of how bad the Ebola plague has become and how fast it is spreading. The fourth link cites President Obama as stating that the world faces an “unprecedented and out-of-control Ebola epidemic in West Africa, ” and that “It’s spiraling out of control. It is getting worse. It’s spreading faster and exponentially (emphasis added).” The same link reports that “infections are doubling about every three weeks” and that it could spread to other continents and even “mutate to become airborne.” If it becomes airborne, entire cities and nations will have to be quarantined and some may depopulate. The world seems slow to grasp the danger presented to it by this Ebola outbreak. This will not be stopped by the US acting alone.  Any carrier of the disease could bring it to any other continent, business center or tourist mecca in the world very quickly.

The final link reports just how widespread this Ebola outbreak could become. It warns that unless the outbreak is stopped and contained, “In nine months down the road, we are looking at hundreds of thousands, not just in cases, but deaths (emphasis added).” If the outbreak does reach such a pandemic proportion, in it highly likely that it will present on all continents, not just confined to Africa. According to the last link, there are now approximately 5000 confirmed cases and the mortality rate seems to be running around 50% of all those infected. Paradoxically, it sounds like good news that the mortality rate for this Ebola outbreak is “only” 50% (previous outbreaks have been as high as 90+%). However, previous Ebola outbreaks have “burned themselves out” because they kill their hosts so quickly and thoroughly that it runs out of new people to infect. With a mortality rate of only 50%, it means this Ebola variant has hosts that can go on living and infecting new people for a considerable length of time.

This Ebola outbreak could damage the entire global economy if it is not forcibly contained to its current outbreak zone. If it spreads to Europe, Asia, North America and South America, there could be entire cities, regions or nations which will have to be placed under martial law to prevent people from leaving their homes and risk spreading or contracting the disease. Obviously, financial and economic activity will drop dramatically if this occurs. If you wish to see a gripping representation of this possibility, see the old movie, Outbreak, starring Dustin Hoffman, which is about an Ebola-like disease which spreads from Africa to North America.

Matthew 24:7 warns that “pestilences” will precede the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in the latter days. Is this Ebola outbreak a “pestilence?” Without any doubt it is. The fourth link projects hundreds of thousands of deaths within 9 months if firm actions are not taken to stop its spread to other nations. If this Ebola variant mutates into an airborne form, the death totals could skyrocket into the many millions very quickly.

This is a very serious crisis. It is a “no brainer” that all public airline and transportation services should be stopped into/from nations where Ebola has been detected until that nation can be certified as Ebola-free by the WHO, the CDC, or some similar agency. It is not clear yet if the world has the will to take such actions. If they don’t take such simple actions now, they will have to take more draconian actions later.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/senegal-reports-first-case-ebola-health-ministry-130949860.html
  2. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/09/18/sierra-leone-to-shut-down-for-3-days-to-slow-ebola/
  3. http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/16/health/obama-ebola/
  4. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/16/obama-ebola-africa-how-effective-will-it-be/15736455/
  5. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/16/ebola-could-grow-larger/15734723/

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Obama’s Phony “Coalition” vs. ISIL/ISIS

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

President Obama has announced that a broad coalition of nations has joined him to fight the ISIL/ISIS terrorist army in Iraq and Syria. However, closer examination of the realities of this “coalition” indicate it is a phony one, probably invented to try and convince American voters Obama is actually “doing something.”

The first link reports that nine Islamic nations have joined Obama’s coalition. However, I was watching a TV news program tonight which reported that none of these Islamic nations (Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, the UAE, etc.) has agreed to send any troops or warplanes to battle ISIL/ISIS. If that continues to be the case, Obama’s coalition is truly a phony one. The second link reports Turkey, a NATO ally, flat out refused to help or join Obama’s coalition. The third link reports that fellow NATO allies, the UK and Germany, have also refused to help Obama’s “coalition” with any air strikes. I did see one report France might help with air strikes, but they may back out when they see no one else is willing to join Obama’s coalition. So, until other nations actually send warplanes, troops, tanks, etc. to fight ISIL/ISIS, there is no real coalition at all to fight this terrorist army.

Why aren’t any of these nations willing to join in a coalition to fight a group of terrorists who crucify, behead, execute, take captive and bury alive their enemies? Given their malignant nature, why can’t Obama get any other nations to help fight them? I think the main reason is that Obama is such a weak and indecisive leader that no nation is willing to join a coalition where Obama might just change his mind and leave his allies hanging on a limb. Also, the fact that Obama’s own air strikes against ISIL/ISIS have been relatively minor pinprick attacks vs. ISIL/ISIS’ pickup trucks and captured Humvees, other nations can easily see that Obama isn’t yet serious about really defeating ISIL/ISIS. If Obama was serious about destroying ISIL/ISIS, he would be sending strategic bombing strikes of B-52 and B-1 bombers from Diego Garcia to hit the ISIL/ISIS armored columns, troops concentrations and known locations of their leaders with real “shock and awe” attacks. As long as Obama is unwilling to order such serious attacks vs. ISIL/ISIS, why should other nations actually join his “coalition” with anything other than lip service?

The ISIL/ISIS threat is growing. The second link reports the CIA estimates that the number of ISIL/ISIS fighters could now be as high as 31,500. The only real “boots on the ground” fighting ISIL/ISIS are the Kurdish Peshmerga, who have fought tenaciously against ISL/ISIS and who have admirably hosted many tens of thousands of refugees from many tribes and religions who are fleeing ISIL/ISIS. The fourth link, a column from USA Today, advocates further motivating the Kurdish army to fight ISIL/ISIS by sending them the right military hardware and giving the Kurds their own nation. I heartily support this suggestion! The only meaningful ally the USA has in fighting ISIL/ISIS is the Kurds, and they should be rewarded with a nation of their own. The army of the Iraqi central government, beholden to Iran, has shown much cowardice so far in its war vs. ISIL/ISIS. The Iraqi army has thrown away its weapons and fled from ISIL/ISIS when the terrorists were just a small force. The Iraqi army defending Mosul far outnumbered and outgunned the ISIL/ISIS terrorists, but the Iraqi army ran like scared rabbits. Do you think they will do better now that ISIL/ISIS is a much larger and stronger force?

So, the bottom line is that there is no “coalition”‘ actually fighting ISIL/ISIS yet. Before the speech by Obama, ISIL/ISIS was being fought by Kurdish boots on the ground and small US tactical airstrikes. After the speech by Obama, ISIL/ISIS is being fought by Kurdish boots on the ground and small US tactical airstrikes. What has changed? Nothing that I can see.

From a biblical point of view, we still need to watch to see if ISIL/ISIS actually turns into a Caliphate and/or a nation state. If it does, it may be a candidate to fulfill the “king of the south” prophecy in Daniel 11:40-43. It is too early to know.

There used to be a saying: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” I am going to offer a paraphrase which I think is apt for our modern world. “When the going gets tough, Obama goes golfing.”

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/06/world/middleeast/us-and-allies-form-coalition-against-isis.html?_r=0
  2. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cia-says-isis-has-doubled-its-ranks/
  3. http://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/11/britain-we-wont-take-part-in-syria-air-strikes/
  4. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/09/09/kurdistan-kurds-independence-peshmerga-isis-islamic-state-iraq-column/15360241/

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ISIS: A Possible New “King of the South?”

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

As all readers know, there is a rising new radical Islamic nation state called ISIL or ISIS in the region of Syria and Iraq. Their original title, ISIL, stood for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The “Levant” generally identifies the entire region of the Mideast that borders the Mediterranean Sea. That title indicates that this radical Islamic state lays eventual claim to ruling over Lebanon and Israel, not just Syria and Iraq. This entity has also threatened the life of the king of Jordan and threatened to invade Jordan in the future (as a recent post noted).

So far, no one except the Kurds seems willing to fight ISIL/ISIS on the ground. The USA has halted the ISIL/ISIS advance into the Kurdish region and helped the Kurds reclaim control of the Mosul Dam, but the US airstrikes have merely been pinprick attacks on ISIL/ISIS, not true strategic strikes that could really cripple this ultra-radical Islamic State. Europe is preoccupied with Russia in its confrontation with Russia and Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, local Sunni nations, have so far inexplicably done nothing to halt the spread of ISIL/ISIS. President Obama gave a TV address that calls for wider actions vs. ISIL/ISIS, but it was long on rhetorical generalities and short on military specifics. I found his message to be underwhelming. In a seeming disconnect with reality, Obama asserted that ISIL is not Muslim, but every analyst and media outlet I’ve heard or read names them as the radical Sunni Moslem Jihadis that they are. Personally, I think there are nations that are willing to commit ground forces to stop ISIL/ISIS, but they are unwilling to follow the USA into action as long as it is led by Obama because Obama is so indecisive and his “red lines” have proven to be meaningless. They simply cannot trust him.

I assume that many readers have read my article, written years ago, entitled A New Look at Prophecy. It examines the possibility that the first and second Iraqi wars under President Bush could have fulfilled the prophecy in Daniel 11:40-43 (but not verses 44-45). It notes that while much of Christianity long assumed there would be a great Mideast war between the Israelis and the Arabs that would fulfill this prophecy, such an event wouldn’t actually fulfill this prophecy of Daniel. Daniel knew the Jews were called “Judah” and he knew the Arabs were the Ishmaelites. God, who inspired this prophecy of Daniel’s, also knew those facts. However, the prophecy in Daniel 11:40-43 never mentions “Judah” or “Ishmael” as participants in this latter-day regional Mideast war. I urge readers to read that article of mine if they have not done so. For purposes of this post, let’s consider some facts about this prophecy.

Who are the “kings of the north and south” in our latter day period of time? Let’s consider the context of the prophecy to seek an answer as Daniel’s prophecy does not give specific identifications. The prophecy in Daniel 11 has been identified by many biblical scholars as foretelling, in incredible detail, aspects of a long warfare between the Seleucid and the Ptolemaic Empires, which developed out of the fall of Alexander the Great’s mighty empire. The Ptolemies were centered in Egypt and Africa and were the “king of the south.” The Seleucids governed a far larger territory spreading at its maximum reach from the modern regions of Israel, Lebanon and Syria as far east as ancient Bactria, Persia and to the Indus River (the modern regions of Iran, Afghanistan and part of Pakistan). The Seleucids were the “king of the north,” and their empire was based in modern Syria. The wars between these kings of the north and south raged for centuries. Later, when the Seleucid Empire collapsed, the vast majority of its territory was taken over by the Asian Israelite Empire of Parthia while Rome took a small slice of it in the west. Daniel 11:1-39 examines events between the two rival, ancient empires and then leaps far ahead in time to the latter days in verse 40. While we are not told who the final kings of the north and south are, the context of the chapter strongly infers that the final two rivals will have been rivals for centuries, just as the Ptolemies and Seleucids were. The focus of the prophecy is still the Mideast, so we need to look to that region for the war prophesied in Daniel 11:40-43. There has been a very long rivalry between a force based in the Mideast and another force located to the north of the Mideast. The Muslims of the Mideast and the Christians of Europe fought many crusades in the Mideast, but the Muslims also invaded Christian Europe on at least three occasions that I recall. The Muslims were stopped from invading Europe via Spain by Charles Martel in the 8th century AD and the Muslims were driven back from central Europe when they were besieging Vienna in 1683 (the second Islamic siege of Vienna).

There is a very good article about this Islamic invasion of Europe that was written by William McPeak in Military Heritage magazine in its June 2010 issue. It had the long title of: Concussion weapons such as war hammers rose in popularity after the development of plate armor and form-fitting mail. It documents that just as the Muslims were about to conquer Vienna and invade throughout the European continent, an army of Poles, Austro-Germans and others arrived “literally in the nick of time” to lift the siege and save Europe from a Muslim invasion. For the benefit of readers of Polish descent, I will mention that the relief force of 80,000 soldiers was led by King Jan Sobieski of Poland. King Sobieski led a cavalry charge of 20,000 against the Muslim forces and shattered their lines and forced them to retreat back to the Ottoman Empire’s borders. The article called it the “largest cavalry charge in history.” Can you even imagine the size of a cavalry force of 20,000? To get an idea of a force of that size, I remind readers of the cavalry charge of the “Riders of Rohan” to rescue the Gondorian city of Minis Tirith in the final episode of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. That cavalry force was 6,000 riders and it filled the screen on a giant wide-screen shot. The actual cavalry charge of 20,000 Christians vs. the Moslem besiegers of Vienna was over three times the size of the fictional cavalry force of Rohan in the movie cited above!

This digression was necessary to set the stage for identifying the final kings of the north and south in the modern world that will fulfill the prophecy in Daniel 11:40-43. I believe they can be none other than some Muslim force in the Mideast and a European/American force as the king of the north. Although it is barely Christian any longer, the modern European nations and nations they founded (such as the USA, Canada, etc.) are the only real candidate to fulfill the king of the north role in our time. More could be said on this subject, but it is too long to include in this post.

The Mideast war in Daniel 11:40-43 is not a world war like the final age-ending Gog-Magog war of Ezekiel 38 or the age-ending Armageddon war of Revelation 16 (which I think is the war mentioned in Daniel 11:43-44), but rather it will be a regional war. It describes a coalition of forces led by a final “king of the north” who enters the Mideast from outside of that region and invades the territory of this latter-day “king of the south.” However, there are a number of important Mideast nations which are not involved (or are not targeted) in this war. As mentioned earlier, “Judah” (the Israeli nation) is not mentioned at all and neither are the Ishmaelites (the Arab nations). The prophecy states that Edom, Moab and the chief of the children of Ammon… “will escape out of his hand.” That means they will be either allies of the northern “king” or non-combatants. In a modern context, I see this at the very least as foretelling that Turkey, Jordan and other nations in the region will not be targeted by the king of the north’s invasion. For new readers, I see Turkey as Edom because the former name of Turkey was the Ottoman Empire, with the consonants of “TT-m-n,” the same as the chief tribe of the Edomites (Teman) as named in Genesis 36. Turkey is just one Edomite nation though. Another Edomite name is “Bozrah” (Genesis 36:33), and there is a Shiite Iraqi city named Bosra where Iraq meets the Persian Gulf. Omar is another Edomite name (Genesis 36:15) and a large mosque in Istanbul is called the Mosque of Omar. Another “mosque of Omar” is the Golden Dome mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. These identifications argue that Turkey, the Shiite central-government region and the Palestinian region of the Holy Land will also not be targeted by this invasion. Daniel 11:40-43 also foretells Egypt will be subject to the king of the north, but will it be as an ally or just a non-combatant? It adds Libya and Ethiopia will be “at his borders” (KJV), which is cryptic. It may mean that those nations will mark the furthest range of this military conflict. Libya has become radicalized under Jihadi warlords since the USA/NATO bizarrely bombed Libya and drove the pro-western regime of Muammar Khaddfy out of office. There are ISIL/ISIS allies now in Libya so it could be targeted in this war.

Daniel 11:40 adds the invasion is triggered by the king of the south “pushing” at the king of the north. In other words, this king of the south somehow provokes the king of the north into an invasion. The prophecy does not say the king of the south invades the king of the north. While not widely reported, the leader of the ISIL/ISIS force has declared himself the head of a new Islamic “Caliphate.” In other words, he has declared himself, in Islamic historic terms, to be a “king.” His forces’ cruel, devilish, inhumane actions in executing, crucifying and expelling people has outraged the world. He says his forces have sent two messages to America via the beheading of two Americans and distributing videos of these heinous acts globally. He is already “pushing” at the USA and the West. It is a testimony to the innate weakness of Barrack Obama that he didn’t respond forcefully to these anti-American provocations. Indeed, he hardly responded at all. However, if ISIL/ISIS launches terrorist acts on American/European home-soil and beheads the over 40 Turkish captives under his control, the rage of the USA, Turkey and other nations will demand a war of annihilation vs. ISIL/ISIS. Another interesting parallel exists. In the crusades of the Middle Ages, the Popes of Rome organized and blessed the coalitions that went to war in the crusades in the Mideast. In a modern parallel, the current Pope came out in favor of military action vs. ISIL/ISIS (see first two links [1, 2]). [As an aside, I was surprised that a Google Search on this topic resulted in finding two of my posts at the top of the Google search list (see third link)]. Given President Obama’s weak leadership and actions to date, it is possible that another western leader may step to the forefront in the future and leads a coalition that attacks ISIL/ISIS and ends its threat. Such an invasion may have the full backing of the Vatican. There is certainly no such coalition yet.

There are enough similarities between what is happening now between ISIL/ISIS and the West and the prophecy of Daniel 11:40-43 that merits consideration that a possible military invasion may eventually occur to put an end to ISIL/ISIS which fulfills that prophecy. However, the prophetic words about a naval armada being a part of the king of the north’s forces (Daniel 11:40) fits George Bush’s Persian Gulf wars (the subject of my aforementioned article) far better than any currently foreseeable scenario involving ISIL/ISIS. Nevertheless, we need to watch how this crisis unfolds carefully. I represent no church or religious group and am funded by none of them, so I can “turn on a dime” in my biblical-based commentary if events deem it necessary.

One last thought. The parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25:1-11 makes a central point that Christian believers in the latter days will be greatly surprised when it becomes obvious that Jesus Christ’s return will occur far earlier than they expected. One reason for latter-day believers to be deceived into thinking, “they had much more time” before the Second Coming would be “stealth” fulfillments of biblical prophecies in the latter days. Many Christians believe firmly that their denomination’s or religious teacher’s prophetic expectations “have to be” fulfilled before Jesus Christ can return at all. Because they put the teachings of a denomination or a religious teacher ahead of the Bible, they will not see the actual fulfillments of prophecy because they were looking in the wrong direction for them to be fulfilled or God did not fulfill them in the way that they assumed God would “have to” fulfill them. God is not bound by the expectations of mere mortals in how he fulfills biblical prophecies.

This was a wide-ranging post, but I hope it has stimulated your thinking about current world events and how biblical prophecies may be fulfilled.

  1. http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/169138-apparently-pope-tougher-isis-americas-commander-chief/
  2. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/18/pope-francis-isis-and-the-last-crusade.html
  3. https://www.google.com/#q=Pope+calls+for+military+action+vs.+ISIL%2FISIS

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Could 11 Missing Airliners Be Used by Terrorists as Flying Bombs?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

We have a new and very real threat of a terrorist attack akin to what happened on 9/11 when airplanes struck the Twin Towers in New York. The two links [1, 2] discuss the fact that 11 or 12 airliners and smaller airplanes that were at Libyan airports have apparently been stolen by terrorist groups since the Libyan nation disintegrated after the overthrow of Libyan strongman, Mohamar Khaddafy. As the first link notes, these airplanes could be turned into flying bombs simply by loading them with fuel and aiming them at a target. The threat is being taken seriously by North African nations, many of which have banned flights into or from Libya. The link lists the types of airplanes which are missing and the list includes several airbuses which have long-range flying ranges. These airbuses could easily reach European targets so the threat of a terrorist repeat of the 9/11 attacks affects many nations. Israel is in easy flying distance of many of these planes so I’m sure the Israelis are watching carefully for any of them to appear on their radar screens as terrorist flying bombs heading toward Israeli targets.

The first link observes that it was President Obama who was significantly responsible for the overthrow of Khadaffy. Why Obama did this and gave aid and comfort to the Islamic Jihadis is beyond me. Khadaffy was no threat to the West, had given up his nuclear program and was cooperating with western nations in suppressing Al Queda when Obama and NATO overthrew him. Given that there was no apparent reason for Obama and the West to overthrow Khadaffy, if stolen Libyan airliners are used by terrorists as flying bombs, a substantial amount of the blame will be on Obama as there would be no missing Libyan airliners if Obama (and NATO) had not bombed the Libyan government and overthrown Khadaffy. The first link also notes the possibility that Egypt may intervene militarily inside Libya to defeat the Islamic Jihadist groups that have now even seized control of Libya’s capital.

I do have a question. Since the collapse of Libya was a very public event and was surely being watched from space-based reconnaissance satellites and surveillance drones, how could so many large aircraft “disappear?” Didn’t anyone in any western intelligence agency remember the 9/11 attacks and realize that there was a need to carefully track all Libyan aircraft due to the likelihood they would be seized by terrorists? The fact that all of them mysteriously managed to go missing without any western intelligence agency noticing where they went raises the possibility of a “false flag” terrorist attack at some point in the future. The western intelligence agencies have apparently all lost the ability to keep track of the world’s aircraft and especially the passenger airliners. They ‘”lost” the missing Malaysian airliner that evaded all intelligence agencies’ radars and satellites as it mysteriously vanished in the southern Indian Ocean in the region of the giant American airbase at Diego Garcia. I wonder where the missing 11 Libyan aircraft are currently located. They could be anywhere. Intelligence agencies from any number of nations may have seized them and had their own pilots fly them to hidden hangars at unnamed airports. A nation-state backing terrorists could have done the same. I find it hard to believe that the defense-conscious Israelis and the Egyptians would have no clue concerning how so large a number of Libyan aircraft simply vanished. Libya isn’t that far from Israel and is next door to Egypt. Libya is just south of the NATO nations of Italy and Greece and within easy range of radars on Malta and Crete. Did all of these nations shut off their radars so none of them would “know” where these missing airliners and airplanes went? It seems everyone in the region agreed to look the other way and allow these Libyan airliners and aircraft to go “missing.”

Unless all these missing Libyan aircraft are still in Libyan hangars at Libyan airports, something seems “fishy” here. But that possibility begs another question: If they are all still at Libyan airports, how could western intelligence agencies all be unaware of that fact? If these Libyan planes are all still at Libyan airports, then they are not “missing.”

It seems the western intelligence agencies can easily monitor all your cell phone calls and your computer activities, but they can’t keep track of large aircraft that are obvious terrorist weapons if they are seized by terrorist groups. Does this make sense to you?

This danger has just been revealed to the world. We’ll have to wait to see if these “missing” airplanes are “found” somewhere at new locations. If all 11 airplanes were used on the same day as terrorist flying bombs to hit major targets in European cities, it could make 9/11 look like a warm-up act. I suggest the Europeans and others in the region keep their radars on and their warplanes ready to shoot down any airplane not on an authorized flight-plan. A warplane could also inspect a plane in the air to see if it was one of the models of aircraft that went “missing.” There is the obvious possibility that these airplanes have been re-painted with new markings and logos. Maybe the terrorists didn’t get these Libyan airplanes. It was the USA and NATO which pulverized Libya and caused the nation to disintegrate. Maybe the CIA or some other western intelligence agency wanted a new batch of airplanes for a new clandestine airline company to conduct secretive missions, and seized them during the chaos. One could put a lot of covert people and cargo on a group of repainted and re-branded airbuses. Something is odd here. If terrorists seized all these airplanes, it means that (A) terrorist Jihadis have a group of highly-skilled airline pilots at their beck and call to fly airliners to new locations on short notice, or (B) the NATO and other Mediterranean nations have radar and satellite controllers who were criminally negligent in letting so many large aircraft go “missing” and unnoticed as they flew to new locations while being easily in range of many radar facilities.

What do you think is the truth about all these “missing” airliners and airplanes?

  1. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/02/report-missing-libyan-jetliners-raise-fears-suicide-airliner-attacks-on-11/
  2. http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/09/11-jetliners-missing-after-islamist-takeover-of-airport/

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ISIL/ISIS Threat Grows: Are You Ready for an Emergency?

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

There has been a flurry of reports and warnings that a terrorist attack may be imminent in the UK, the USA or somewhere else. These terrorist warnings are particularly apropos in light of the threats from the ISIL/Islamic State terrorists holding much of eastern Syria and Northern Iraq that they will attack in other nations. The first link cites a recent ISIL/ISIS threat that they will drown the US in blood. That sounds like a pretty clear threatening statement to me. The second link shows the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US apparently “didn’t get the memo” about that warning as they think ISIL/ISIS isn’t a threat yet.

The British government is taking the ISIL/ISIS terrorist danger seriously as the British government has just raised its terrorist threat level to the “severe” level, one step from the highest threat awareness level available. The state of Texas is aware of the danger of terrorism as the third link documents. The governor of Texas and a US Congressman have warned about a heightened level of terrorist threat, but the US and Mexican governments, unlike the British government, are downgrading the threat. Perhaps they just don’t want people to get worried, but if they really know the threat of terrorism has risen, the US government will be heavily blamed if such an attack occurs while they were warning there was no danger. The fourth link reports the Saudis are taking the threat of ISIL/ISIS (also known as “The Islamic State”) seriously and have readied 30,000 troops to defend the Kingdom vs. ISIL/ISIS if they try to attack Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. They have arrested 62 members of a possible terrorist cell and are looking for 44 more.

It is remarkable that the US government seems to be the last to “get the message” that ISIL/ISIS terrorist attacks could occur in many possible nations. Since US warplanes are attacking ISIL/ISIS forces on the ground in support of the Kurdish Peshmerga and helped the Kurds take back the vital Mosul dam from ISIL/ISIS, it would seem the US government would realize that the USA would likely be a prime target of any ISIL/ISIS terrorist efforts. The fifth link is particularly illustrative of the incoherence and seeming cluelessness of the Obama administration re: the dangers of possible ISIL/ISIS terrorist attacks as Obama admits flatly “We don’t have a strategy yet” in dealing with the ISIL/ISIS threat. Cynics might add how many months will it take for them to wake up and smell the coffee here? Let’s get this straight. The US is bombing ISIL/ISIS targets in northern Iraq and Obama still has no overall strategy yet? The Obama administration sure seems unready for “prime time” performance in vital national defense/foreign policy issues.

It has just been released that a terrorist laptop with troves of information on it was seized. A Fox News story on the cable-TV channel offered more detailed information about how dangerous ISIL/ISIS’s plans are, but the sixth link confirms it includes weaponizing the bubonic plague and even using grenades to hurl biological weapons into crowds.

Amazingly, the seventh link reports that the FBI didn’t even mention the threat of Islamic terrorism in preparing a domestic threat assessment report. They seem to share the politically-correct, head-in-the-sand perspective reportedly held by the US joint chiefs of staff. I watched part of a presentation by a US Rear Admiral on CNN today and I was very unimpressed with him as a military spokesman. He actually giggled nervously at times in his responses. Giggled! One reporter pressed him hard about why the Pentagon was taking so long to come up with strategies about taking on ISIL/ISIS more seriously. After watching this dismal performance by a US Rear Admiral, I can only say he will hardly inspire any fear in the hearts of any US enemies. Doesn’t the Pentagon have any real warrior generals left? The retired generals being interviewed on cable-TV channels seem to be bristling with disgust at the ineptitude of the current crop of Pentagon decision-makers and spokesmen. Where are the tough US military leaders like Schwarzkopf, Petraeus, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Nimitz and Patton?  If General Patton could have been resurrected today and have seen the weak performance of the US Pentagon spokesman today in light of the vicious ISIL/ISIS threat, I think Patton would have slapped him (those who understand history will get my drift here).

Interestingly, Isaiah 3:1-4 prophesies that when a nation departs from God and forsakes his laws, that God will take away “mighty men and the man of war” from such a nation and that they will have childish leaders. I leave it to your judgment whether this has happened to modern day America. Please read my article, The USA in Biblical Prophecy, to see why this prophecy would apply to the USA, a modern “covenant” nation in God’s eyes.

I have no idea whether or when a major Islamic Jihadi terrorist attack will take place against American, British or some other nation’s people or interests. Certainly, its best to be on the safe side in the event such a thing happens. The eighth link and ninth link are from the FEMA website of the US government. They explain the need for Americans to have a supply of emergency items on hand in case of a national or local disaster or emergency. Such a disaster could be weather-related, financial markets-related or terrorist-related. FEMA offers a list of items that Americans should stock up on to be prepared “just in case.” The FEMA recommendation is for everyone to be able to be self-sufficient for 72 hours, but anyone who watched the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina fiasco knows that a 72-hour supply of essentials is woefully short. I’d suggest a supply of weeks instead of 72 hours. To review what I think is a balanced biblical approach to preparing for an emergency, I urge that you read my article, Should Christians Prepare for Future Hard Times?

  1. http://www.aleteia.org/en/world/article/coming-to-america-isis-threatens-to-drown-us-all-in-our-blood-5871126081175552
  2. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/25/joint-chiefs-chairman-says-isis-not-direct-threat-to-west-wont-recommend-syria/
  3. http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/alarms-sound-over-imminent-attacks-on-u-s/
  4. http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/saudis-regroup-amid-islamic-state-threat/
  5. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/08/28/obama-isil-situation-room-meeting/14741057/
  6. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/29/laptop-reportedly-seized-from-isis-hideout-hints-at-biological-weapons/
  7. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/29/fbi-national-domestic-threat-assessment-omits-islamist-terrorism/
  8. http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
  9. http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

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Obama Blocks Arms Shipments to Israelis

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

President Obama recently took one of the most anti-Israeli actions ever taken by a US president. With other major stories dominating US news coverage, this important item got overlooked, but I wanted readers of this blog to know about it.

Obama arbitrarily “ordered” the state and defense departments to “suspend any Israeli request for weapons or other military supplies” (see first link). His action contradicts the clear will of the US Congress which has routinely approved such arms shipments to Israel and it runs very opposite to US public opinion which has always supported the Israelis in their actions against Hamas, which the US has labeled a terrorist entity. Obama’s executive action was so sweeping and presumptuous that he “issued a directive that any Israeli request, regardless of size, would require his approval.” Taken at face value, it means the Israelis can’t receive a single bullet from the USA without the approval of Obama himself. The second link adds more information on this story and examines the growing tensions between the US and Israel. It also mentions the British government is taking a more anti-Israel position in sending weapons to the Israelis.

My first reaction is that Obama is acting as if he is a king instead of president who must implement the actions of the US Congress as the Constitution sets forth. My second reaction is that since this action only helps Hamas and those who wish to attack or eliminate Israel as a Jewish nation, has Obama tipped his hand that he is secretly pro-Hamas? Can you think of any other explanation? Obama’s action reverses the entire foreign policy history of the USA on Mideast politics. Obama’s action gives great aid and comfort to Hamas. Obama’s very hostile action against a long-standing US ally must leave all US allies around the world in severe doubt of whether the USA can ever again be trusted by any ally as long as Obama is president. In a recent TV round-table discussion on foreign policy on cable-TV, I heard respected commentator Charles Krauthammer state the USA is becoming “irrelevant” in foreign policy matters under Obama’s weak and indecisive actions. That discussion focused on the Mideast, but it could be applied worldwide.

Another consequence of Obama’s bizarre action is that the Israelis will have to accelerate their efforts to find new trustworthy weapons suppliers. Some immediate candidates come to mind. Since Germany has supplied Israel with state-of-the-art Dolphin submarines for the Israeli navy, Germany is a likely candidate to be a new weapons supplier to Israel. Another option is the possibility that Israel will pursue more joint weapons-development programs with India. A third and obvious consequence is that the Israelis will build a greater domestic weapons production base. Israel can already make tanks, warplane supplies, drones and many other types of weapons. It would boost the Israeli domestic economy to employ more Israelis in good-paying weapons production factories instead of being dependent on a now unreliable US defense industry for vital weaponry.

The biggest loser in Obama’s action is the reputation of Obama himself. Whatever credibility he had left on the world scene has surely evaporated as he acts in an increasingly strange and confusing manner in his decisions. Another huge loser is the entire US weapons-production industry which could permanently lose a lot of business in future years if Obama’s bizarre action is allowed to stand. How can any foreign purchaser of US weaponry rely on receiving their ordered weaponry if a president can arbitrarily cancel any foreign weapons contract when the whim strikes him? The US Congress, whenever it returns from its latest vacation, should countermand Obama’s action by passing a Congressional law undoing Obama’s anti-Israeli action.

There is a growing possibility that the Republicans will take the US Senate in the fall congressional elections (third link). If that happens, it is possible the US House (if it stays GOP-controlled as predicted) could impeach Obama, the Senate could approve his impeachment and that would make Vice-President Biden the new US president. I’m no fan of Biden, but at least I regard him as rational. He would be an improvement over the loose cannon now sitting in the White House oval office. Obama’s anti-Israeli (and anti-Jewish) action can only hurt Democrats in the fall election. Most Jews typically vote Democratic and Jewish donors traditionally fund Democrat candidates. Obama’s very anti-Israeli (and, consequently, anti-Jewish) action which helps Hamas can only alienate Jewish voters (and all US voters who support the Israelis) from Democrat candidates. Why should Jews vote for or fund the Democratic Party’s candidates when its leader is acting in such a strikingly anti-Israeli manner? The USA is in growing danger from Obama’s bizarre decisions and presumptuous executive actions. He is alienating and offending US allies, making the entire world suspicious of him and untrusting of the USA under his leadership.

Biblically, it is clear that the Israelis will not be eliminated as a nation. The Jewish nation will endure and remain as a Jewish nation in the old Promised Land. Zephaniah 2:1-1 and Zechariah 12 and 14 all cite God’s assurances that he will protect the independence and survival of “Judah,” the Israeli Jewish nation, in the latter days. Indeed, Zechariah 12:3 God declares he will protect the Jewish Israeli nation “though all the people of the earth be gathered against it.” That is a powerful guarantee.

  1. http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/08/15/furious-obama-blocked-arms-deliveries-israel-state-dept-approved-july-request/
  2. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/08/14/Obama-Reportedly-Blocks-Israel-Missile-Shipment
  3. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/26/republicans-gaining-momentum-in-race-for-control-senate/

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