Archive for May 2013

Stupid Obama funding Muslim Brotherhood to wipe out Israel and America

May 27, 2013

Sheik Obama Tells Islamists His United States Is Willing To Surrender

 

The king of double speak, President Obama, has just admitted that he has no intention of keeping Americans safe from Islamist aggression here or abroad. This should come as a tremendous comfort to terrorism’s big money backers. Saudi Arabia and Qatar will no longer have to worry about the Obama Administration getting in the way of their terror financing and global Islamic aspirations.

I am referring to Sheik Obama’s recent National Security speech.

Over the last 5 years, Obama has gone to great lengths to shield and encourage aggressive Islamist influence inside the United States and elsewhere. Nothing is an act of terror unless Obama says so. No one is our enemy unless the boy King proclaims it so and anyone who says different find himself or herself vilified, investigated and harassed by federal authorities. Unless of course they are Muslims. Granted access to the highest levels of government, Muslims now help shape Obama’s new anti-American national security policies.

Do not be fooled by the token drone strike or the alleged masterful use of special operations to eradicate terrorism’s leaders. If the missiles fired are not finding targets in Saudi Arabia and Qatar chances are the Sunni leaders of global Islamic terrorism are directing them

The people with the RPG’s and AK-47’s have never really been the big problem. It is the people who provide the money to recruit, train, arm and execute small and large offensives in the Islamist war on US Judeo-Christian freedoms and liberty. The same people who escaped criminal responsibility for the 911 attacks. Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s terrorism sponsors that direct Obama’s Islamic appeasement strategy and anti-American foreign policy. That is the problem.

Obama’s true loyalties were on display a few days ago.  He does not surprise me. Neither will the predictable gullibility of the ignorant masses who believe his lies.  After all, government paychecks and handouts buy a lot of misguided loyalty from those that conveniently proclaim executive branch criticism as racially motivated.

Obama’s regurgitated shift from combat operations to intelligence and law enforcement based terrorism opposition is another deception.

Obama ended operations in Iraq only to fuel the growth of Islamist insurgency that is tearing Iraq apart. He publicly ordered the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, but the Taliban continue the fight. Obama wants America to believe that Al Qaeda is no longer a threat, a ”shell of its former self” and Muslim Brotherhood appeasement is now beneficial to US national security interests. Yet America is excoriated as one country after another is being radicalized by a re-packaged Al-Qaeda and it‘s affiliates. Moreover, all over the world, Islam is destroying Christian houses of worship and enslaving or murdering its faithful as its violent Sharia influences spread. Not a peep about this in Obama’s National Security address. No outrage. No condemnation for these unprovoked attacks on non-believers. Just talk about closing Gitmo and setting Islamists free.

For five years, Obama has attacked American traditions and snapped to attention when Islamic influences cry foul. Somehow, Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon bombing and citywide lockdown, Americans murdered on US soil in Libya by Al Qaeda and the global Islamic attacks on Christian faithful seem to escape our myopic President. Treasonous Islamic activism is at an all time high in America. Yet our Justice Department has not only ignored it, but also embraced it.

Obama’s loyalties are no longer debatable.

Make no mistake the threat of Islamic jihad—both violent and stealth—has never been higher in America. The war waged on America by Islam started long before the first World Trade Center bombing. It will continue until our enemies have destroyed our economy and reshaped American law. The only people who could possibly believe different are Islamists themselves or people on their payroll.

News about Israel and Syria

May 27, 2013

LLX News

Important articles that didn’t make the Levitt Letter

Pastor Saeed Abedini Praises Unity of Christian Denominations Praying for His Freedom

May 24th, 2013

By Stoyan Zaimov / ChristianPost.com

U.S. Pastor Saeed Abedini in this undated AP photo

U.S. Pastor Saeed Abedini in this undated AP photo
Imprisoned U.S. Pastor Saeed Abedini has managed to get out a letter to his hundreds of thousands of supporters around the world through his wife, Naghmeh, in which he praised the unity Christians in various denominations have shown in praying for his release.“I heard that the persecution, my arrest and imprisonment has united churches from different denominations, from different cities and countries, that would never come together because of their differences. That the churches have united together in prayer to put one request (my freedom) on one day (Pentecost) before God,” the pastor said in a letter.

“You don’t know how happy I was in the Lord and rejoiced knowing that in my chains the body of Christ has chained together and is brought to action and prayer.”

There has been some positive news in the past couples of weeks concerning the 33-year-old pastor, first with his release from solitary confinement in Evin Prison in Tehran earlier in May, and then with reports from fellow prisoners who said that Abedini seemed to be “glowing” and “filled with more joy and peace after solitary,” which his wife said is proof that prayers around the world are making a difference.

Abedini was sentenced to 8 years in prison back in January, supposedly for endangering national security, though the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which represents his family in the U.S., has said that the conviction has more to do with his Christian faith. At the time of his arrest in September 2012, Abedini was building an orphanage for children in Iran.

Over 590,000 people around the world have signed a petition calling for the pastor’s release, and earlier this week he was able to meet with family in Iran during a prison visit, sharing with them how encouraged he is by all the support he has been receiving.

See previous post from March 13, 2013 here

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Israel Being Drawn Into Syria’s Turmoil

May 24th, 2013

An Israeli soldier at a training ground in Israel's Golan Heights, near the increasingly volatile border with Syria.

An Israeli soldier at a training ground in Israel’s Golan Heights, near the increasingly volatile border with Syria.
By Jodi Rudoren / NYTimes.comJERUSALEM — For more than two years, Israeli leaders have insisted they had no intention of intervening in the civil war raging in neighboring Syria, but they vowed to stop sophisticated weapons from being transferred to Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia group, and to respond to intentional fire into their territory.

Now, having followed through with a pair of airstrikes on weapons shipments this month and, on Tuesday, the destruction of a Syrian Army position, Israelis are asking what their options are, as if they feel it has become impossible to avoid deeper involvement.

Already, the language has grown more heated on both sides, with Syrian officials declaring they are prepared for a major confrontation with Israel — and Israel’s military chief warning of dire consequences.

“Clearly, a policy that functioned successfully for more than two years for Israel, that policy is not working because Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia have all upped the ante,” said Itamar Rabinovich, Israel’s former chief negotiator with Syria, mentioning that Russia continues to send advanced weaponry despite American and Israeli protests. “They created new rules of the game that Israel needs to figure out. It’s a policy in formation; the answers are not definitive.”

Several senior government officials, as well as half a dozen experts on Syria and the Israeli military, said on Wednesday that there was no new policy in Jerusalem, but there was a growing awareness that continuation of the current policy was likely to yield different results.

The next time Israel strikes a weapons convoy, they say, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is much more likely to retaliate, given the recent statements from Damascus. That could lead to further Israeli reaction, and a spiraling escalation.

“I think we’re being very measured and very cautious in a very volatile situation,” one Israeli official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Another, speaking under similar restrictions, said, “Up until now there is no change,” hinting that there could be one any day — or any minute.

Israel and Syria remain in a technical state of war, but have maintained a wary calm along the 43-mile cease-fire line between the two countries since it was established in 1973. Tuesday was the first time Syria acknowledged it had intentionally attacked an Israeli target, a military vehicle. Officials said the jeep had crossed into its territory near the Golan Heights, something Israel vehemently denied.

Analysts on Wednesday dismissed the possibility of Israel’s establishing a new buffer zone on the Syrian side of the line, and not just because doing so would be seen as a major incursion into Syrian territory.

Two rivers that are close to the line in the southern Golan Heights create geographical challenges, they said, and in other areas there are several key Syrian Army positions.

“A buffer zone doesn’t work there,” said Ehud Yaari, an Israel-based fellow for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “If you would try to create a buffer zone, it immediately gets you into proximity and friction with main Syrian military forces and camps.”

Another idea being discussed here is Israel’s establishing a sort of proxy force inside Syria, by arming or otherwise supporting residents of villages close to the cease-fire line, perhaps led by the Druse, a minority sect in Syria that also has some 20,000 members living in Israeli-controlled territory.

Several Israelis who follow Syria closely said Israeli security forces had already been quietly working with villagers who support neither the government nor the rebels, supplying moderate humanitarian aid and maintaining intense intelligence activity.

But they said any notion of arming such villagers was far off if not far-fetched, noting that the main Druse leadership in Syria has so far stayed steadfastly out of the conflict.

“Much, much premature,” Mr. Rabinovich, who is now vice chairman of the Institute for National Security Studies, said of a proxy force. “This is what you do if the state collapses and you have to deal with anarchy on the border. We’re not there yet.”

But while those ideas have been discounted, there is little consensus about what Israel might do next. Most here agree that the landscape has shifted, if only because of the newly heated threats from all sides. “The Syrians are tying their own hands with their own tongues,” Mr. Yaari said.

For Mr. Assad, engagement with Israel could distract attention from his massacre of his own people and win him support at home and across the Arab world. On the other hand, Mr. Assad would be risking severe retaliation by Israel that could devastate his military, possibly shifting the balance of power in his fight against the rebels.

For Israel, deeper involvement in the Syrian conflict could lead to an unwanted result: hastening the fall of the Assad government, leaving areas close to the cease-fire line in the hands of radical jihadi groups.

It could also have dire diplomatic consequences for Israel’s complicated relationship with Russia. And many here believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to conserve his military resources and public support for the continuing possibility of an attack on the Iranian nuclear program.

“Whenever we tried in the past to influence the internal problems of a neighboring country, the results were very poor,” said Giora Eiland, a former Israeli national security adviser, citing Israel’s gambit in South Lebanon in 1982, which led to a two-decade occupation and the creation of Hezbollah. “Sometimes there is a tension between two things. First is the situation that might affect your important interest, and second is your inability to do something in order to change it. Sometimes the only thing you can do is to do nothing.”

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How to Fake an Anti-Israel News Photo — video

May 24th, 2013

HonestReportingVideo

This video alert was published on July 2, 2012. Action on this particular photo is no longer necessary: The Independent removed the staged photo from its website. Good job to everyone who wrote them. You CAN make a difference.

However, photoshopping and staging of photos continues; so must the vigilance of Israel’s supporters.

See how a Palestinian photographer staged a picture that The Independent used as a news photo.
Find The Independent‘s June 27, 2012 article at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/uk-ready-to-take-on-israel-over-fate-of-children-clapped-in-irons-7888914.html

Read more on anti-Israel photo bias: http://honestreporting.com/shattered-lens-photo-bias-exposed-in-the-wire-services/

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Jerusalem Magic

May 26, 2013

http://israel365.com/2013/05/the-magic-of-jerusalem/

A Song of Victory…

May 15, 2013

THE SONG OF VICTORY
by David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]

The children of Israel were in a hopeless predicament!

The Red Sea was before them; the mountains were to the left and right; and
Pharaoh and his iron chariots were closing in from the rear. God’s people
seemed helplessly trapped—like sitting ducks just waiting to be cut down.
Yet, believe it or not, God purposely had led them into this precarious spot!

It was panic time in the camp of Israel. Men shook with fear, and women and
children wept as they huddled around grandparents and other kin. Suddenly Moses
was mobbed by irate family leaders who cried, “Surely this is the end! Weren’t
there enough graves in Egypt to bury us there? You had to drag us out here to
die? We told you in Egypt to let us alone. It was better to be slaves there
than to die in this miserable wilderness!” (see Exodus 14:10-12).

I wonder if even Moses had a moment of trepidation about their circumstances.
Yet when this man of God wept, the Lord seems to have chided him: “Wherefore
criest thou unto me?” (Exodus 14:15).

No one in Israel could have known what a great deliverance God was about to
bring! Suddenly the winds parted the sea, and the people walked through the
parted waves on dry ground. When Pharaoh and his powerful army tried to follow,
the waters began to rage again, closing in and drowning them all!

What a sight it must have been! The people of God looked back from the other
side and saw their mighty enemy destroyed like tin soldiers. Then a song went
up in the camp as, once again, they realized God had delivered them from
impossible circumstances! Scripture records their reaction—and the song they
sang:

“Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake,
saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse
and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song,
and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an
habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him” (Exodus 15:1-2)

Pray (sing and dance) for the Peace of Jerusalem

May 8, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013

A SONG IN THE MIDST OF HARD TIMES
by David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]

“They that carried us away required of us a song; and they that wasted us
required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we
sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?” (Psalm 137:3-4).

The people of God were in the hardest place of their lifetime. And as they were
carried away, their captors required of them a song. Yet there was no life in
them anymore, nothing but depression, despair, hopelessness.

Multitudes of Christians are in the same position today. You may be trapped by
your circumstances or the devil is coming at you with an old temptation. You
are on the edge of giving up, thinking, “I can’t make it. In spite of all my
crying and praying, that old bondage is going to hound me forever!”

When Israel fell into Babylonian bondage, their captors cried to them, “Sing
for us! Play for us! We’ve heard all about you and what your God did for you.
Now take out your tambourines and bring out your harps. Play us a song. Show us
your joy in your God!”

I do not believe this demand was made only in mockery. I believe it was also a
pitiful plea. The Babylonians’ gods had left them empty and dry. They had no
hope. But they had heard Israel singing to their God, a God who had seen them
through impossible circumstances. They said, “These people have a God who can
open a sea for them. His fire comes down from heaven and He stands against
their enemies. There’s got to be something to this God of theirs!”

Like all the world, they wanted to see a people who endured the same problems
they endured and faced the same battles they faced, yet could sing and shout
and hold their faith in the darkest of hours! The Babylonians demanded a song
because there is something in every person’s heart that cries out, “Where on
the face of the earth is something that can make you sing even when you’ve lost
everything?” They needed a testimony! It is important that the children of God,
wherever they are at whatever time, sing the songs of Zion: “God, I believe
You, no matter what is happening!”

The world is shouting to us, “You can show us a miracle! It isn’t the Red Sea
opening up that impresses us. It’s not seeing the blind given sight or the lame
healed. It’s that you can look at the darkest hour of your life, a situation
that’s hopeless to all human reasoning, and yet smile with joy, singing praises
to God. That’s the miracle we want to see.”

A red line works like this…

May 7, 2013

that line is.

Israel’s Red Line

When Israel draws a red line, there’s nothing fuzzy about it…Israel’s government isn’t keen to comment, but Western intelligence sources told Reuters that over the weekend, Israel carried out at least two air strikes on Syria. Explosions rocked an area near Damascus. One witness described it as, “Night turned into day.” The target: a military facility that Israel already struck three months ago. Word is that it held Iranian-supplied missiles that were headed to Hezbollah in Lebanon, and then almost certainly would’ve been launched at Israeli civilians. It’s not clear whether Israel asked the American government’s permission to strike Syria, or whether they even informed the White House after their jets were already in the air. But no matter: they still sent a loud and clear message not only to Syria, but also to the White House. A message about how the Middle East works: when you draw a red line, and someone like the leader of Syria crosses it, you don’t sit around dithering about whether you used the wrong shade of red.

The enemy is named

May 1, 2013

Boston and America’s 200-Year-War with Islam

The Boston bombings, the Fort Hood shootings, the events of 9/11, and numerous international Islamic terrorist activities are only new to people who have no sense of history.

Most Americans are familiar with the first line of the United States Marine Corps hymn, “From the halls of Montezuma[1] to the shores of Tripoli” but most likely don’t know the source of the “Tripoli” reference. The line “to the shores of Tripoli” refers to the First Barbary War, specifically the Battle of Derna, that took place in 1805.

Our earliest founders were familiar with the terrorist ways of radical Islamists. Thomas Jefferson, who was serving as the ambassador to France, and John Adams, the Ambassador to Britain, met in London with Ambassador Abdrahaman, the Dey of Tripoli’s ambassador to Britain, in an attempt to negotiate a peace treaty. Peace for an Islamist means surrender to Islam.

Peace would come at a price. If America wanted “temporary peace,” a one-year guarantee, it would cost $66,000 plus a 10% commission. “Everlasting peace” was a bargain at $160,000 plus the obligatory commission. This only applied to Tripoli. Other Muslim nations would also have to be paid. The amount came to $1.3 million. But there was no assurance that the treaties would be honored. In vain, Jefferson and Adams tried to argue that America was not at war with Tripoli. In what way had the U.S provoked the Muslims, they asked? Ambassador Abdrahaman went on to explain “the finer points of Islamic jihad” to the Koranically challenged Jefferson and Adams. In a letter to John Jay, Jefferson wrote the following:

“The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman [Muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”[2]

Abdrahaman was paraphrasing the Koran’s “rules of engagement” found in the 47 Surah: “Whenever you encounter the ones who disbelieve [during wartime], seize them by their necks until once you have subdued them, then tie them up as prisoners, either in order to release them later on, or also to ask for ransom, until war lays down her burdens.”

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Decatur Boarding Tripolitan Gunboat

Unless a nation submits to Islam — whether it was the aggressor or not — that nation was by definition at war with Islam. Jihad means “to submit.” A non-aggressing nation is still at war with Islam as long as it hasn’t embraced Islam. Islam’s goal is to conquer the world, either by the submission of one’s will or by Allah’s sword.

Paul Johnson writes:

“Koranic teaching that the faith or ‘submission’ can be, and in suitable circumstances must be, imposed by force, has never been ignored. On the contrary, the history of Islam from Arabia was followed by the rapid conquest of North Africa, the invasion and virtual conquest of Spain, and a thrust into France that carried the crescent to the gates of Paris. It took half a millennium or reconquest to expel the Moslems from Western Europe. The Crusades, far from being an outrageous prototype of Western imperialism, as is taught in most of our schools, were a mere episode in a struggle that has lasted 1,400 years and were one of the few occasions when Christians took the offensive to regain the “occupied territories” of the Holy Land.”[3]

When President Jefferson refused to increase the tribute demanded by the Islamists, Tripoli declared war on the United States. A United States navy squadron, under Commander Edward Preble, blockaded Tripoli from 1803 to 1805. After rebel soldiers from Tripoli, led by United States Marines, captured the city of Derna, the Pasha of Tripoli signed a treaty promising to exact no more tribute.

President Obama is not the first person who has tried to whitewash Islam’s history and sell us on the peaceful motives of Muslims. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a Muslim, took his constitutional oath on Jefferson’s copy of the Koran. How ironic given Jefferson’s disdain for Islam’s double dealings.

Jefferson, embroiled in a war with Islamic terrorists in his day, commented, “Too long, for the honor of nations, have those Barbarians been suffered [permitted] to trample on the sacred faith of treaties, on the rights and laws of human nature!”[4] Little has changed since Jefferson’s day.

Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/05/boston-and-americas-200-year-war-with-islam/#ixzz2S3OI3iR9