Archive for January 2010

Sarah speaks about the “traitor” in the White House

January 29, 2010

Sarah Palin: The Credibility Gap

The Credibility Gap
 Today at 2:17pm
While I don’t wish to speak too harshly about President Obama’s state of the union address, we live in challenging times that call for candor. I call them as I see them, and I hope my frank assessment will be taken as an honest effort to move this conversation forward.

Last night, the president spoke of the “credibility gap” between the public’s expectations of their leaders and what those leaders actually deliver. “Credibility gap” is a good way to describe the chasm between rhetoric and reality in the president’s address. The contradictions seemed endless.

He called for Democrats and Republicans to “work through our differences,” but last year he dismissed any notion of bipartisanship when he smugly told Republicans, “I won.”

He talked like a Washington “outsider,” but he runs Washington! He’s had everything any president could ask for – an overwhelming majority in Congress and a fawning press corps that feels tingles every time he speaks. There was nothing preventing him from pursuing “common sense” solutions all along. He didn’t pursue them because they weren’t his priorities, and he spent his speech blaming Republicans for the problems caused by his own policies.

He dared us to “let him know” if we have a better health care plan, but he refused to allow Republicans in on the negotiations or consider any ideas for real free market and patient-centered reforms. We’ve been “letting him know” our ideas for months from the town halls to the tea parties, but he isn’t interested in listening. Instead he keeps making the nonsensical claim that his massive trillion-dollar health care bill won’t increase the deficit.

Americans are suffering from job losses and lower wages, yet the president practically demanded applause when he mentioned tax cuts, as if allowing people to keep more of their own hard-earned money is an act of noblesse oblige. He claims that he cut taxes, but I must have missed that. I see his policies as paving the way for massive tax increases and inflation, which is the “hidden tax” that most hurts the poor and the elderly living on fixed incomes.

He condemned lobbyists, but his White House is filled with former lobbyists, and this has been a banner year for K Street with his stimulus bill, aka the Lobbyist’s Full Employment Act. He talked about a “deficit of trust” and the need to “do our work in the open,” but he chased away the C-SPAN cameras and cut deals with insurance industry lobbyists behind closed doors.

He spoke of doing what’s best for the next generation and not leaving our children with a “mountain of debt,” but under his watch this year, government spending is up by 22%, and his budget will triple our national debt.

He spoke of a spending freeze, but doesn’t he realize that each new program he’s proposing comes with a new price tag? A spending freeze is a nice idea, but it doesn’t address the root cause of the problem. We need a comprehensive examination of the role of government spending. The president’s deficit commission is little more than a bipartisan tax hike committee, lending political cover to raise taxes without seriously addressing the problem of spending.

He condemned bailouts, but he voted for them and then expanded and extended them. He praised the House’s financial reform bill, but where was Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in that bill? He still hasn’t told us when we’ll be getting out of the auto and the mortgage industries. He praised small businesses, but he’s spent the past year as a friend to big corporations and their lobbyists, who always find a way to make government regulations work in their favor at the expense of their mom & pop competitors.

He praised the effectiveness of his stimulus bill, but then he called for another one – this time cleverly renamed a “jobs bill.” The first stimulus was sold to us as a jobs bill that would keep unemployment under 8%. We now have double digit unemployment with no end in sight. Why should we trust this new “jobs bill”?

He talked about “making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development,” but apparently it’s still too tough for his Interior Secretary to move ahead with Virginia’s offshore oil and gas leases. If they’re dragging their feet on leases, how long will it take them to build “safe, clean nuclear power plants”? Meanwhile, he continued to emphasize “green jobs,” which require massive government subsidies for inefficient technologies that can’t survive on their own in the real world of the free market.

He spoke of supporting young girls in Afghanistan who want to go to school and young women in Iran who courageously protest in the streets, but where were his words of encouragement to the young girls of Afghanistan in his West Point speech? And where was his support for the young women of Iran when they were being gunned down in the streets of Tehran?

Despite speaking for over an hour, the president only spent 10% of his speech on foreign policy, and he left us with many unanswered questions. Does he still think trying the 9/11 terrorists in New York is a good idea? Does he still think closing Gitmo is a good idea? Does he still believe in Mirandizing terrorists after the Christmas bomber fiasco? Does he believe we’re in a war against terrorists, or does he think this is just a global crime spree? Does he understand that the first priority of our government is to keep our country safe?

In his address last night, the president once again revealed that there’s a fundamental disconnect between what the American people expect from their government, and what he wants to deliver. He’s still proposing failed top-down big government solutions to our problems. Instead of smaller, smarter government, he’s taken a government that was already too big and supersized it.

Real private sector jobs are created when taxes are low, investment is high, and people are free to go about their business without the heavy hand of government. The president thinks innovation comes from government subsidies. Common sense conservatives know innovation comes from unleashing the creative energy of American entrepreneurs.

Everything seems to be “unexpected” to this administration: unexpected job losses; unexpected housing numbers; unexpected political losses in Massachusetts, Virginia, and New Jersey. True leaders lead best when confronted with the unexpected. But instead of leading us, the president lectured us. He lectured Wall Street; he lectured Main Street; he lectured Congress; he even lectured our Supreme Court Justices.

He criticized politicians who “wage a perpetual campaign,” but he gave a campaign speech instead of a state of the union address. The campaign is over, and President Obama now has something that candidate Obama never had: an actual track record in office. We now can see the failed policies behind the flowery words. If Americans feel as cynical as the president suggests, perhaps it’s because the audacity of his recycled rhetoric no longer inspires hope.

Real leadership requires results. Real hope lies in the ingenuity, generosity, and boundless courage of the American people whose voices are still not being heard in Washington.

– Sarah Palin

No support given to Haiti by the Islamic world

January 23, 2010
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The CARMEL ALERT  Jan 22nd   2010
A compilation of news reports from the past week for the information of those committed to praying
 for Israel  and the salvation of the Jewish  people

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David’s Comment:   Israel is Being Disproportionate Again !
Psalm  121:4  He who watches over Israel  neither slumbers nor sleeps

Many countries and world leaders  as well as the media have accused Israel of responding disproportionately to aggression from Hizbollah in Lebanon and more recently Hamas in Gaza. True in the Lebanon war of 2006, 150 Israelis died and moire than 1500 in Lebanon died.  That does seem disproportionate until these facts are considered  ……..

1/ a third of the Israelis killed were civilians
2/ Hizbollah fired more than 4000 rockets into northern Israel  –  one rocket killed 9 men in a train repair workshop and another killed 12 soldiers sitting ina  filed waiting to be deployed.   So lets say each rocket had the potential to kill on average 10 people  – thats a potential death toll of 40,000, but the number was only 150.  Now thats what I call disproportionate! 
3/ Israel was forced to go to war in Gaza due to the fact that 10,000 rockets were fired from Gaza into Southern Israel over 7 years. Again the death and injury count was disproportionately low, as near,y every rocket missed its mark.

What is even enormously more disproportionate is the size and power of the God of Israel, compared to anything or any other being in the Universe.  And He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.  That is why 90% plus of the rockets missed their targets.  Sadly much of the secular media seem to be on a personal vendetta against God, Bible believing Christians and Israel.  

It is time that the world press and media speak of another disproportionate response from Israel.  The terrible disastrous earthquake in Haiti has generated responses from many nations. The US has sent supplies and personnel, Britain sent 64 firemen and 8 volunteers, France sent troops for Search and Rescue. Many large and wealthy nations of the world sent money. It is being reported that the Arab and Moslem world have sent nothing.

In a totally disproportionate effort, Israel, a tiny nation of only 7.5 million people has sent a team of 220 people that include medical personnel who have  established the largest field hospital in Haiti, treating up to 5000 people a day.. Nearly 100 Haitian children are currently being cared for at the Israeli facility, most of them in serious condition. One baby has been delivered so far by Israeli midwives. Israel also sent an experienced Search and Rescue team and two jumbo jets full of medical supplies. As in previous earthquake disasters, such as in Gujarat India in 2001 and in Turkey , in the bombings in Kenya , Israel has been one of the most generous givers of aid and assistance.  (Turkey seems to have forgotten this help as its extreme Moslem Government is cozying up to Iran) Judge Goldstone, where are you now? You should be eating your heart out and hanging your head down in shame.  The favorite occupation for the last 43 years in the UN is Israel bashing. More resolutions have been passed condemning Israel than all the so called democratic nations such as Sudan , China , Russia and others for their crimes against their minorities.  But when it comes to acknowledging Israel’s many positive attributes, the silence is deafening.  Where are all of the usually very vocal pro-Muslim anti-Israel protesters now ?  Obviously they are only interested in venting their anti-Semitic hatred at every opportunity and are not interested in fairness and truth.

I think it is time that the world should know about Israel ‘s disproportionate response.    Please forward this to as many people as you can.

The Lord bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on the land given to the Jewish people by the God of Israel.  Lets pray that Israel will turn back to their God.  Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Lets also pray for that breakthrough to the Muslims,  and please remember to pray for all of the soldiers in the IDF -they are defending and fighting for the Kingdom of God.

Shabbat Shalom …. David & Josie 

THIS WEEKS NEWS REPORTS 

1. Israelis Continue Saving Lives in Haiti    Israel Today News   Jan 21st
    Israeli rescue teams in Haiti assisted in the rescue and treatment of another two survivors discovered among the rubble of the devastated capital of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.
Together with rescue teams from Russia, Nicaragua and Venezuela, the Israelis helped pull two live female victims from a collapsed building.   One of the women was rushed to the Israeli field hospital where she received life-saving treatment.   The Israeli field hospital and the overall Israeli effort in Haiti continues to garner praise and accolades from world leaders and the international press. Hundreds have been treated at the Israeli hospital, 90 lives have been saved following severe injuries, and five babies have been delivered.   The Israeli facility is the only one on the scene equipped to handle the complex surgical procedures so many of the victims require. As a result, aid workers from many other countries are volunteering at the Israeli field hospital. Currently, 10 surgical teams from Britain, eight Columbian doctors and nine volunteers from California are working together with the Israelis at the facility.

2.  Obama Letter to Stress Need to Carve Up Israel for New PA State      Worldnet Daily   Jan 17th
    President Obama is planning to issue a letter in the next few weeks guaranteeing U.S. support for a plan to give much of the West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem to Palestinians within two years, WND has learned.  The presidential letter is slated to stress U.S. commitments to Israeli security as well.  It would state the final borders of a Palestinian country will be determined by direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations but that the U.S. supports a Palestinian state in the general 1967 borders – meaning the West Bank, Gaza Strip and eastern Jerusalem.  According to a source in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, the Israeli leader is pushing against a formal letter from Obama, recommending the U.S. president issue an official oral declaration instead.   The contents of the letter are being discussed by Israelis with both Egypt and the U.S. and separately by the Palestinian Authority with Egypt and the U.S. Egypt is a key broker in the matter.   WND has learned that on Monday Israeli National Security Adviser Uzi Arad was in Egypt on a secret visit to discuss Israeli-Palestinian talks as well as the content of Obama’s future declaration.  Arad’s visit until now has not been reported by the news media.

3.  Israel Hit by Major Winter Storm   Israel Today News   Jan 18th
    The cold weather and heavy rains that have been pounding Europe finally made their way over to Israel on Monday, flooding much of the country.  The heavy rains brought traffic to a standstill in many areas, and destroyed at least one major bridge in the northern Negev region.  The rains were particularly troublesome for residents of the Negev, where roads are not made to handle such downpours. Monday’s showers brought triple the amount of the Negev’s usual annual rainfall.   The rains were expected to let up on Tuesday, but resume on Wednesday. Heavy snowfall is forecast for Mt. Hermon in northern Israel.  While the volume of the downpour is an inconvenience, Israeli officials hoped to capture much of the precipitation and use it to alleviate Israel’s growing water crisis.

4. Obama Acknowledges Failed Mideast Policy   Israel Today News   Jan 22
   US President Barack Obama said in an interview with Time magazine published on Thursday that he had erred in raising expectations of a quick and smooth peace process between Israel and the Palestinians under his auspices.   Obama said during his first year in office, he had learned what former presidents also had to discover the hard way – that there are deep-seated, ancient and religious differences at play in the Middle East conflict that make it difficult for either side to move forward.   Obama said he knew that it wouldn’t be easy going in, but overestimated his ability to persuade the Israelis and the Arabs to brush aside their disagreements and reach a final status peace agreement.   Obama almost seemed to excuse Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ intransigence by saying he had “Hamas looking over his shoulder and, I think, an environment generally within the Arab world that feels impatient with any process.”   Israel, on the other hand, was the recipient of muted criticism when the president said that only after “a lot of time” did Jerusalem finally offer and implement gestures to get talks back on track, and even then they were not the “bold gestures” Washington and the Arabs had demanded.
    In November, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implemented a 10-month freeze on Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria to entice the Palestinians back to the negotiating table. At the time, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised what she called an “unprecedented” move, and nearly scolded Abbas for remaining defiant.  But as the weeks went by and the Palestinians made it clear they would settle for nothing less than total Israeli surrender, the Obama Administration changed its tune and began pressuring Israel to come further in line with Arab demands.  An Israeli official cited by Israel’s Channel 2 News on Thursday said the Netanyahu government had warned Obama that making peace would not be so easy, and that for more than a decade Israeli gestures and concessions had only led to increased Arab demands that Israel couldn’t possibly meet.

5. London University Employs Muslim Extremist   ICEJ News  Jan 19th
     Reza Pankhurst, who was imprisoned from 2003 until last year for being a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir – a hard-line Islamist group, is currently employed as an assistant lecturer at the prestigious London School of Economics. He is accused, among other things, of involvement in a 2003 suicide bomb attack on Mike’s Place, a popular restaurant near the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, which was carried out by three British Muslims who entered Israel on tourist visas. Omar Sharif, one of the bombers, was a long time friend of Pankhurst and according to a mutual acquaintance Pankhurst played a key role in his radicalization. One LSE student told The Times of London on Saturday that Pankhurst preaches often in a mosque near the university and calls for “the dismantling” of the “illegal entity” of Israel and other anti-Western political positions.

6. Jordan Claims Iran Behind Attack on Israeli Diplomats   ICEJ  News   Jan 19th
Sources in Jordan intelligence announced on Monday that last week’s attempt to assassinate Israeli diplomats driving in a two-car convoy on the way home from Amman was carried out by local al-Qaida operatives with money and support from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards in Iran, with the explosives used in the attack possibly smuggled into the country by Iranian diplomats. “We can see Iran’s fingerprints on the roadside bombing,” the sources said

7. Not All Settlers and Palestinians Want Each Other to Disappear     HA Arettz News   Jan 22nd
   In a Palestinian village somewhere between Hebron and Bethlehem, it was so cold and misty one day last month that you could barely see more than a meter away. It was as if the fog served as camouflage, a hiding place behind which a few dozen settlers and Palestinians were concealed. They had crowded together in the hall of a local school, ostensibly to talk about joint prayers for rain – which came even without the prayers – but in essence to talk about themselves. This time, for a change, within earshot of the other side.  It would be an exaggeration to say that brotherhood reigned in the school auditorium. Both sides spoke Hebrew, since most of the Palestinians work in settlements: one at the local council, another as a cleaner, a third as a veteran employee at a nearby yeshiva. When the son of the village elder complained that for 42 years they haven’t been allowed to build even a wall, one of the settlers replied: “We’re not being allowed to build, either.”
    “They’re building everywhere in Kfar Etzion, in Elazar, in Alon Shvut,” Muhammad, the mukhtar’s son, responded politely, albeit without trying to curry favor. “Why not me? We see your children. My child asks: ‘Why do the Jewish children have this and that, and I don’t?'”   Similarly, the word “fear” held a double meaning at this session. “I don’t want to be afraid any more,” said Efrat resident Yael Goldstein at one stage of the conversation. Her two children took part in the meeting and introduced themselves in Arabic, which they are studying so that they can get to know the neighbors. “I want to pick up an Arab hitchhiker; I see them shivering from the cold in the rain, or in the summer, and I want to take them, but I’m afraid. What can be done so that I won’t be afraid?”
“Why does a person have fear?” Muhammad answers. “You are afraid if you’ve done something wrong. If I haven’t done anything bad, why should I be afraid?” Muhammad did not go into specifics.
  

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Mike Hukabee on Obamacare’s Demise…

January 23, 2010

Don’t Let Obama’s Spending Binge
Destroy Your Wealth
Dear Concerned American,

With the recent loss of the Massachusetts democratic seat, Obama’s had to back away from health reform. Unfortunately, he’s set his sights on devouring the entire free-enterprise system.

In his first 100 days as president, Obama gobbled up two major automakers, wolfed down nearly 600 banks, gorged on blue-chip companies, and scarfed down the U.S. credit industry. Now he wants dessert. President “Obama the Hungry” makes King Henry VIII look like a compulsive dieter!

I know something about overeating. It can kill you. Back when I was governor of Arkansas, I was so overweight I developed Type II diabetes. Doctors told me to lay down the knife and fork — or else. That scared me. I cut the calories and lost 110 pounds. Only then did I regain my health.

Does fat like that scare Obama? Heck no. He’s hungry for more! Fresh from gulping down $800 billion of our money to load up his Washington smorgasbord, he’s now looking for a second course. And you and I will pay the tab for this gargantuan pig-out!

As sure as heartburn follows a chili-dog, this massive “Obama-binge” will trigger hyperinflation. There’s only one way for the President to pay for this feast and you know what it is. Yes, get those presses rolling and print trillions of inflated dollars.

I’ll bet you’re thinking — well, what can I do about it? True enough, Obama can pretty much do what he wants — at least until the 2010 mid-term elections come along and we Americans can send him a “slim-down or else” message.

But right now, you and I need to protect the money we’ve earned and invested over the years — before Obama’s hyperinflation chews our buying power down by multiple percentage points. This is a serious concern, believe me. It’s so serious I won’t pretend, as a politician and talk-show host, to have the answers for you. But I know someone who does.

I urge you to consider the proven financial guidance of Doug Fabian — the renowned investing advisor who saw the financial meltdown of 2008 coming and saved a whole lot of people a whole lot of money.

Subscribers to Successful Investing, Doug’s newsletter, knew the meaning of terms like “housing bubble” and “sub-prime” long before they became headline news and the source of financial misery for millions.

This is what Doug wrote in 2006, nearly two years before the crash:

“Pay little heed to the real estate industry’s PR campaign to play down the coming housing price slump. It’s happening. The bottom is falling out for many banks, investors, and homeowners right now.”

This is what Doug is writing today:

“Never mind the endless speculation about inflation and interest rates — they’re going up.”

Doug ‘s not just warning his readers about hyperinflation, he’s steering them to investments that make money during inflationary periods. He reminds us that many fortunes were made in the 1970s when America was ravaged by high inflation and brought to the brink of collapse by Jimmy Carter — a president eerily similar to Barack Obama.

Look, I’m no investing wizard. But I invest. I have to. So do you. Counting on Social Security while Obama is in office is a little like saying, “The Light Brigade is about to charge? Sign me up!”

But having someone with the proven know-how and track record of Doug Fabian is a comfort. That’s some track record, by the way. Successful Investing has generated double-digit annual returns for ordinary investors for 32 years and counting. Best of all, Doug does all the work for you.

Don’t just take my word. Investor’s Business Daily called Doug “one of the best market timers in the business.

Count on it, the “Obama-binge” will result in hyperinflation. ($800 billion in government spending makes it all but inevitable). You can’t control that. But when the day of reckoning comes, you can be one of the few whose portfolio is already adapted to profit from it. Could you ask for anything better? Well, you can. But you’ll have to wait till 2012 before we elect a new president!

I urge you to try Successful Investing today.

Click here to learn more.

Sincerely,
 
Mike Huckabee

Who do you think is causing all the terror?

January 6, 2010

The Council on American Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, began 2010 by complaining about new security measures being enforced at U.S. airports by Transportation Security Administration security officers. The CAIR leadership released a statement that claims the TSA’s airport security directives amount to the profiling of Muslims.

Washington-based CAIR officials claim that the new guidelines, under which anyone traveling from or through 13 Muslim-majority nations will be required to go through enhanced screening techniques before boarding flights, will disproportionately target American Muslims who have family or spiritual ties to the Islamic world and therefore amount to religious and ethnic profiling.

“Under these new guidelines, almost every American Muslim who travels to see family or friends or goes on pilgrimage to Mecca will automatically be singled out for special security checks — that’s profiling,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

“While singling out travelers based on religion and national origin may make some people feel safer, it only serves to alienate and stigmatize Muslims and does nothing to improve airline security,” he said.

“We all support effective security measures that will protect the traveling public from an attack such as that attempted on Christmas Day,” added Awad. “But knee-jerk policies will not address this serious challenge to public safety.”

However, security experts believe that the measures are reasonable and necessary in order to enhance airport and airline protection and safety.

“Look, I don’t buy it. The fact is, what I say is do smart screening. Ethnicity is one of the factors that should be included in the profile. After all, what is profiling? You’re extrapolating the common characteristics of the terrorist attacks. 100% of all the terrorist attacks against the United States last year were carried out by Muslim jihadists. So, if that’s the one common denominator, let’s include that in the mix. That at airports would trigger a secondary inspection in which case the bomber on Christmas Day this year, maybe have they found the bomb,” said the respected terrorism expert Steven Emerson, founder and director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

“Are you going to inspect 98 year old ladies from Sweden in wheelchairs because we’re trying to distribute the risk among 300 million Americans when the risk category is really spread 99 to 1 million people? No I don’t buy it. Let’s be smart about this,” added Emerson, who is a consultant for several media and law enforcement organizations.

Israeli security agents and police have used this method for screening people at airports and security checkpoints for years with much success.

In a commentary distributed Monday by CAIR challenging calls for profiling, Awad suggested alternatives to faith-based security checks: “First look at behavior, not at faith or skin color. Then spend what it takes to obtain more bomb-sniffing dogs, to install more sophisticated bomb-detection equipment and to train security personnel in identifying the behavior of real terror suspects.”

But law enforcement officials and security professionals believe that to treat everyone equally is like grade school discipline.

“It’s ridiculous. Because a few extremists who are Muslims perpetrate terrorist attacks on planes, everyone must be inconvenienced and harassed? That’s like elementary school when a student misbehaves and the teacher punishes the entire class by keeping them all after school,” said former intelligence officer and NYPD detective Sid Frances.

“The Israeli security people are trained to use profiling — they also look at body language, listen to voice patterns, check eye contact and other facial indicators of deception,” said Frances.

In CAIR’s press statement, Awad cited an editorial published today by the San Diego Union-Tribune, which states in part:

“But aside from the moral objections, as we’ve seen, profiling by characteristic isn’t very efficient. The minute U.S. officials put out the word that they’re not scrutinizing people with blond hair and blue eyes is the minute that al-Qaeda starts recruiting people with blond hair and blue eyes. Would looking for Arab-Americans have turned up a passenger that resembled ‘American Taliban’ fighter John Walker Lindh? Would applying extra scrutiny to people with foreign-sounding names have kept would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid off a plane?”

Counterterrorism experts believe that part of the professionalization process is the training of airport security staff in what’s been called psychological profiling or behavioral analysis or a number of other terms that all amount to the same thing — effectively screening out potential terrorists.

This is a welcomed program by those in law enforcement who’ve said for years that psychological profiling should be used by airport security staff. While representing the staff and membership of the National Association of Chiefs of Police at lectures or during media interviews, this writer often discusses the need for upgrading the training of airport security staff with part of that upgrade to include psychological profiling.

Most police officers and investigators are familiar with the concept since it’s used during the interrogation and interview process to detect deception on the part of the subject. Without going into too much detail, interrogators or interviewers, while questioning a subject about the matter at hand, are observing body language, eye contact, breathing, physical characteristics such as dry mouth or profuse perspiration, and other criteria.

According to TSA officials, security officers at major airports across the country will be trained to use “casual conversation” to flush out possible terrorists. They will first teach officers what suspicious behaviors to look for in travelers. These can include nervousness, wearing a big coat in the summer or reluctance to make eye contact with law enforcement. Then, the officers carry on a supposedly casual conversation with passengers in hopes of spotting possible terrorists or to determine whether further scrutiny of a passenger is required.

Without fanfare, these techniques are being employed at several major airports, including those in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Miami and Houston. Again, psychological profiling — or, as the TSA calls it, behavior detection — is a common practice among police officers. Customs agents, who screen arriving passengers, also use the process when they suspect a passenger needs a more detailed interview. This behavior detection program will be put in place at airport security checkpoints nationwide. It adds a psychological dimension to the screening process.

Top-o-the-Decade to you!

January 1, 2010

Ten Years was not a very long time…and then twenty-ten (the pre-teen years of adolesence) is upon us…
2009 is now all over and we are in the first few hours of 2010. In spite of millions of people’s expectations that Barack Obama would perform major messianic miracles, 2009 brought us the worst financial situation for more than 50 years. In the midst of the deepening recession, as financial institutions were falling like dominoes,  Bernie Madeoff made off with billions of investors hard earned savings. Al Gore and co tried to freak us out with the worry of being flooded out of this life by rising sea levels, caused by the fictitious Global Warming.  Then there was the threat of millions of deaths from the dreaded Swine Flu (funny – have not heard a single word about it for weeks now )  2009 could have closed with a major catastrophe on Christmas Day, had the Al Qaeda inspired attempt to blow up the Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.  Whether it was Divine intervention, Islamic incompetence, or just plain good luck, the bomb was a fizzer and the aircraft and passengers were saved from certain destruction, while the would be terrorist only managed to burn himself.

With all of that now behind us, what can we expect in 2010 ?  Even more of the same would be good news, because I expect things to get worse.  I believe that one of the reasons for the rapid deteriorating state of the world is Genesis 12:3.  The God of Israel told His servant Abraham that He would bless those who blessed him & his descendants, and that those who take Israel and the Jewish people lightly would experience the wrath of Israel’s God.  Most nations in the world today are taking lightly the God-given right to occupy all of the territory that God promised to Abraham.  The secular media has turned The Jewish people from being the victims of Islamic and Church inspired anti-Semitism, into blood thirsty monsters who oppress and murder the so called Palestinian people, even stooping as low as accusing the Israel army harvesting their organs.

The Holy One of Israel tells us in His Word that Israel is the lens of His eye. Zech 2:8 8  For thus says the LORD of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.  (NKJ)   That tells me that everything God sees as He looks down from Heaven at every activity taking place on Planet Earth, He sees through the lens of Israel.  And I dont think the All Powerful One is too happy with the way that most of the world ( and much of the Church )  treats His nation and his people.  Of course there are other reasons why the Creator of the Universe is bringing the nations under His judgement.  Abortion, homosexuality and other sexual immorality, idolatry and the love of money just to name but a few.

To quote form this weeks  The Omega Letter Intelligence Digest Vol: 22 Issue: 28 – Monday, December 28, 2009   ………..

We’re just days from saying goodbye to the first decade of the 21st century.  If one wanted to summarize the first ten years of the 21st century, it would be the Decade of Fear.  The decade opened with the threat posed by  the Y2K Bug  to bring about the instantaneous destruction of Western civilization.  Ahmed Ressam intended to ring in the New Year with a bomb attack against Los Angeles International Airport — the so-called Millennium Plot

One of the jokes making the rounds during the first decade of the 21st century went like this:  “You know the end is near when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy,  France accuses America of arrogance and Germany doesn’t want to go to war.”

Add to that the election of a woefully inexperienced Chicago politician on the basis of his race, his coronation as the nation’s messiah and the introduction of national socialism and you begin to wonder if we’ll last until Saturday so we can say goodbye to the Decade of Woe.

So are we ready for what ever 2010 holds for our nations, and our families ?  How do we best make ourselves ready ?

1/   We need to be physically prepared  –  a good degree of physical fitness in case we need to walk a long distance to save our lives or the lives of others.
    – prepare a stock of drinking water and long-lasting foods  –  a comprehensive medical kit –  copies of important documents and back ups of important 
      date in our computers  –  an escape and rendezvous plan with family & close friends and your home group (we may not be able to get to church)

2/   We need to be emotionally prepared  – mentally ready to deal with a dramatic change in our lifestyles and comfort levels  –  once the money system crashes and they bring in the New World Order cashless system we wont be able to buy or sell unless we take the mark  –  that means we cant pay our rent or utility accounts, buy food and water,  gas up our cars  ……. nothing !   Are we emotionally ready to deal with that ?

3/   Most importantly we need to be spiritually prepared.   We need to be firmly standing on The Rock.  We need to know the Word and be led by the Holy Spirit.  We need to be like Peter when the Lord called him out of the boat, he was able to walk on the water – until he focused on the waves and the wind instead of focusing on the Lord.  We need to fix our eyes on Yeshua and do only what He tells us to do, and to trust the voice of the Lord only.

And always remember  1/  Great is He who is in us than he who is in the world
                               2/  If God is for us who can be against us
                               3/  No weapon formed against us will prosper
                               4/  When these things begin to happen, look up for our redemption is getting close

Josie and I, Stefan & Keren and Jordan pray that inspite of what comes in 2010, you and your family will be blessed, anointed, protected and prospered  –  in the name of Yeshua  ………..  Amen & Amen

The Lord bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on the land given to the Jewish people by the God of Israel.  Lets pray that Israel will turn back to their God.  Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Lets also pray for that breakthrough to the Muslims,  and please remember to pray for all of the soldiers in the IDF -they are defending and fighting for the Kingdom of God.

Shabbat Shalom …. David & Josie 

THIS WEEKS NEWS REPORTS 

1.  US to Jumpstart Peace Talks, but Israeli FM Says it’s Impossible   Israel Today News  Dec 28th
     The Obama Administration is preparing a major relaunch of peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians, but Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said they are doomed to fail.   A senior Arab diplomat told the AFP in Cairo on Monday that “US special envoy George Mitchell will present two draft letters of guarantee, one for Israel and one to the Palestinian Authority during his next visit to the region.”   He said Washington hopes the two letters will serve as the basis for renewed peace talks, though the diplomat himself doubted it would work since the letter to the Palestinians does not include the demanded full cessation of Jewish construction in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.  A day earlier, Lieberman said it is increasingly clear that a real peace agreement cannot be concluded in the next 10 to 20 years.  “We think that if we make more concessions everything will work out,” the Jerusalem Post quoted Lieberman as telling a gathering of Israel’s 140 ambassadors in Jerusalem. “Even if we return the last grain of sand, and divide Jerusalem, and agree to all the demands, nothing will change and we will be in the same situation.”
     Lieberman said that Israel had already gone above and beyond in its concessions and gestures for the sake of peace, including allowing the PLO terrorist organization to move into the region and set up as a sovereign power and uprooting 10,000 Jews from the Gaza Strip.  On top of that, former prime ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert had been willing to meet as much as 98 percent of remaining Palestinian demands, only to be slapped in the face by their “peace partners.”   “It doesn’t matter what we offer, they will always find an excuse to say ‘no,'” noted Lieberman.  Pointing out that the Palestinians cannot even remain united themselves, as evidenced by the Hamas-Fatah conflict, Lieberman lamented that there is little hope the current generation will see peace.
Please pray that the Lord’s peace plan will be established

2. Washington Squawks Over New Homes for Jews in Jerusalem   Israel Today News   Dec 28th
     The Obama Administration on Monday criticized Israel for approving plans to build 700 new apartments in three Jewish neighborhoods on the eastern side of Jerusalem, which the Palestinians claim as their future capital.  The apartments will be built in neighborhoods that are home to tens of thousands of Jews already, and which almost no Israeli agrees should be surrendered and emptied of Jews as part of any peace deal with the Arabs.  But with Washington increasingly taking the Palestinian view of issues on the ground, an administration official speaking on condition of anonymity was not shy in referring to the new construction as settlement activity.   “…we consider all the Israeli settlements to be beyond the pale of what we wish to see going on, and are not helpful, again, to getting the two sides back to the table,” the official said in remarks to the Associated Press.
     Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev reminded the Americans that Israel does not “make a distinction between the West Bank and Jerusalem. Jerusalem is our capital and remains such.”    Other officials also noted that eastern Jerusalem was not included in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s partial 10-month settlement freeze designed to get the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.   Unreported by most media outlets was the fact that the Jerusalem municipality also approved the construction of 500 new Arab housing units on the same day.
Please pray that the Israeli government will ignore the demands of the US administation and cancel the settlement freeze

3.  Israel Eliminates Rabbi’s Palestinian Killer   Israel Today News  Dec 28th
     The Israeli army on Saturday shot and killed the Palestinian terrorist responsible for a roadside shooting two days earlier that left an Israeli rabbi and father of seven dead.  Israeli troops surrounded the home of the terrorist in the Samarian city of Nablus and demanded that he surrender himself. When the terrorist refused, the troops opened fire, killing him and two accomplices.  Israeli settlers, who have been at odds of late with the security establishment over enforcement of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s temporary settlement freeze, praised the swift retaliation following an attack on one of their own.
However, settler leaders noted that had the government and army not succumbed to American pressure to remove so many roadblocks in the area, Thursday’s fatal shooting that left Rabbi Avshalom Chai dead probably wouldn’t have happened.
     Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority condemned Israel for eliminating Rabbi Chai’s killer, and accused the Jewish state of reinstating an “assassination policy.” PA Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh said that rather than Palestinian terrorist attacks on Jews, it was Israel’s retaliatory operations that were dragging the region into violence instead of peace.   However, many Palestinians who spoke to local media outlets insisted that the Israeli raid on the terrorist’s Nablus hideout was facilitated by PA security forces. They noted that prior to the operation, all PA security personnel left the area.
    Hamas jumped at the opportunity to further defame the PA by accusing it of “collaboration” with the Zionist enemy. Of course, the various agreements between Israel and the Palestinians obligate the latter to collaborate at every level with Israel to end the scourge of Islamic terror in the region.   Israeli security officials praised what they called “determined and impressive” action by PA security forces in the wake of Rabbi Chai’s murder, including the arrest of some 120 suspects. That praise further strengthened claims that the Palestinian Authority was cooperating with Israel at some level.  Many Israelis are waiting for the day that the Palestinians are no longer speaking out of both sides of their mouths by cooperating with Israel behinds the scenes (if indeed that is what happened) and then condemning the Jewish state in public.

4. Hamas: We Foiled Israeli Attempt to Locate Gilad Shalit     Ha Aretz News  Dec 31st
    The internal security apparatus of Hamas claims to have foiled an Israeli attempt to collect intelligence on where kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit is being kept. According to the head of Hamas’ internal security service, Abu Abdullah, the Shin Bet security service has tried gathering intelligence through members of the rival Fatah organization who have operated in the Gaza Strip in the past.   The report appears to be mostly an attempt to smear the Palestinian Authority and its activities. Abu Abdullah said in an interview to a Web site affiliated with Hamas, Falastin Alan, that the Fatah operatives hired a house and cars in the eastern part of Gaza City and planned to kidnap a senior figure in the military wing of Hamas and bring him to Israel. He did not specify when the operation was to take place.
     Meanwhile, the Hamas Web site reported that the negotiations for the release of Gilad Shalit have met with Israel’s refusal to release four “senior” prisoners. The four are: Tanzim leader Marwan Barghouti, secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmed Sa’adat, and two of the heads of Hamas’ military wing in the West Bank, Ibrahim Hamad and Abdullah Barghouti, who are responsible for the murders of dozens of Israelis in suicide bombings.   On the other hand, a member of the Hamas politburo, Izzat al-Rishq, stressed in an interview to the Arabic language TV station Al-Jazeera that the Islamist Palestinian group is continuing consultations on the proposal relayed to it by the German mediator.  Rishq rejected the report Tuesday by TV station Al-Arabiya that Hamas had turned down the proposal.  The Hamas official refused to offer details on the substance of the proposal from Israel or comment on problems that Hamas may have with it.
Please pray that Gilad will escape or be rescued unharmed

5. Israeli Government Braces For More Petitions to Open Roads   ICEJ News   Dec 31st   
    A day after the High Court of Justice ordered the IDF to open Highway 443 to Palestianian traffic defense officials said Wednesday that the Defense Ministry is preparing legal arguments against an expected spate of court petitions to open other roads currently only open to Israeli cars because of security concerns.  On Tuesday, the High Court of Justice ordered the IDF to open Route 443 – which links Jerusalem to Ben-Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv – to Palestinian traffic. The road was closed to such traffic in 2002 following a spate of terror attacks along the road that killed six people. Until then, the road had served as many as 55,000 Palestinians living in several villages along the length of the highway, including Beit Sira, Safa, Beit Ur a-Tahta and Khirbet el-Misbah.  Modi’in Mayor Haim Bibas, in an interview with Israel Radio Wednesday morning, said the High Court of Justice decision to open the 443 highway to Palestinian traffic is “detached from reality.”   Bibas stressed that the road was closed after various terror attacks, is now safe and constitutes a central artery for traffic.
    According to the B’Tselem advocacy organization, there are still 59 kilometers of roads in the West Bank that are off limits to Palestinian traffic. Most notably are the roads that link the Palestinian village of Hawara with the settlement of Elon Moreh, the road that connects the Palestinian town of Salfit with Road 5 and the Kedar road near Ma’aleh Adumim.   Officials said that the Defense Ministry’s legal department was preparing defenses for expected petitions by human rights and advocacy organizations against the closure of these roads to Palestinian Authority traffic. “The court ruling on 443 sets a precedent based on which groups will likely try to get other roads opened,” one official said.
    The court gave the IDF five months to make preparations to open a 14-kilometer section of Road 443 that is between two checkpoints – one called Maccabim near Modi’in, and the other on the opposite side near Jerusalem. To ensure the safety of Israeli drivers, the IDF will likely increase its presence on the highway and erect additional watchtowers to deter and spot potential attackers. “This is a matter of strategic importance since this is one of only two highways that connects Jerusalem with the center of the country,” one IDF source said Wednesday. “We need to make sure that it is safe and open at all times.”   In addition to potential shooting attacks on the road, the IDF is also concerned with the possibility that Palestinian terrorists will plant improvised explosive devices near the highway. Two weeks ago, security forces discovered the remains of an IED – made of a gas balloon and firecrackers – that had gone off along the road.
Please pray that this dangerous decision will be reversed

6. In Absence of Peace, Israel Has Chosen ‘Peace-Lite’     Ha  Aretz News    Jan 1st
     The previous decade began with Israeli hopes of peace, but was characterized by wars and disappointment. On January 1, 2000, the country was on the brink of signing an agreement with Syria, and was a few months away from reaching a permanent settlement with the Palestinians. Or at least that is how it appeared back then, with numerous peace conferences, rounds of negotiations and diplomatic summits taking place.  At the end of summer that year, however, everything changed. The peace process collapsed in both channels, the Syrian and the Palestinian, and in its stead the second intifada broke out, lasting more than four years and leading to the deaths of thousands of Israelis and Palestinians. The delicate infrastructure of the Oslo Accords, which relied on cooperation between Israel and Yasser Arafat’s state-in-the-making, fell apart, never to return. Prospective agreements that surfaced during the course of the decade all came to naught.  In place of the false anticipation for “an end to the conflict,” Israel developed a new model that can be termed “peace substitute” or “peace-lite.” Instead of political agreements setting out terms for security arrangements and normalization, the new approach relied on setting boundaries that would grant Israel international legitimacy for acts of self-defense. Instead of control on the ground, Israel would deter its enemies from afar, through its air force. It was deterrence in place of peace.
      Israel subsequently withdrew from South Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, and discovered that the other side also prefers deterrence to peace. Hezbollah’s rocket stockpile up north and Hamas’ presence in the south were meant to counterbalance the Israel Defense Forces’ firepower. Twice Israel went to war, in Lebanon in 2006 and in Gaza in 2008, and in both cases, the mutual deterrence formula – “destruction versus destruction” – was eventually restored.   A similar process took place with the Syrian channel, but more cautiously, and without the terrible price the other wars exacted in casualties, physical destruction and economic devastation. Syria strove to bolster its deterrence against Israel by secretly building a nuclear reactor and arming Hezbollah. Israel attacked the nuclear facility in Syria in 2007, and, according to foreign sources, it also engaged in widespread clandestine activity on the Syrian side, culminating in the assassination of senior figures. Again, the motive was maintaining deterrence. The Syrians did not respond to the bombing of their reactor, or to the assassinations on their territory, and thus all-out war was avoided.

7. Iran Soccer Body Sends Israeli Team New Year`s Greeting    Jerusalem Post Dec 31
    The Iranian football federation sent its Israeli counterpart a new year’s greeting on Thursday, Army Radio reported, in what a Tehran official described as a mistake.  Mohammad Ali Ardebili, director of foreign relations for the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, told Army Radio that he had not intended to send the missive to the Israel Football Association.  “It is a greeting sent to every country in the world,” Ardebili said. He quickly then inquired: “Are you talking from Israel? I can’t speak with you. It’s a mistake, it’s a mistake.”   The greeting was received in Israel by the head of the Israel Football Association’s legal department, Amir Navon.    “He came into my office asking me if I thought it was a mistake,” said body spokesman Gil Levanoni/ “So I told him that I didn’t know, but that we should send in a reply.”   Levanoni and Navon said they replied to the greeting with a “happy new year to all the good people of Iran,” and said: “We also added a wink.” 

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