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Obama Praises Muslim Cleric Who Backed Fatwa on Killing of U.S. Soldiers

September 25, 2014

The Free Beacon has the complete story regarding Zero’s outrageous comment during his U.N. speech yesterday.  However, that article is just a precursor to what this post is all about.  It goes much further towards identifying the true (and absolutely awful!!) ideology of the leftist progressives currently in power in Washington D.C. today.

While walking together on Tuesday, my friend Donna and I discussed the fact that 0bama  (“O”) always tends to side with Islam on every and any issue. But it goes even further than that. She and I suspect that much of what “O” is saying, and doing,  can be perceived as coded messages to our enemies. This post would be too lengthy to share all the reasons we have concluded this, but I will share a few.

1. The FACT that Zero would “favorably [quote] and [praise] on Wednesday in his speech before the United Nations a controversial Muslim cleric whose organization has reportedly endorsed the terror group Hamas and supported a fatwa condoning the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq” is just unbelievably evil, ugly, and  contemptible!

2.  From the Free Beacon:

Patrick Poole, a reporter and terrorism analyst who has long tracked Bin Bayyah, expressed shock that the Obama administration would endorse the cleric on the world stage.

“It is simply amazing that just a few months ago the State Department had to publicly apologize for tweeting out it’s support for Bin Bayyah, only to have Barack Obama go before the leaders of the entire world and publicly endorse Bin Bayyah’s efforts,” Poole said.

“It seems that nothing can stop this administration’s determination to rehabilitate Bin Bayyah’s image, transforming him from the Islamic cleric who issued the fatwa to kill Americans in Iraq and calling for the death of Jews to the de facto White House Islamic mufti,” he said.

This type of mentality has contributed to the administration’s foreign policy failures in the region,” Poole said.

“This is a snapshot of why this administration’s foreign policy in the Middle East is a complete catastrophe,” he said. “The keystone of their policy has been that so-called ‘moderate Islamists’ were going to be the great counter to al Qaeda. But if you take less than 30 seconds to do a Google search on any of these ‘moderate Islamists,’ you immediately find they are just a degree or two from the most hardcore jihadis and have little to no difference when it comes to condoning violence.”

3.  One military analyst who appeared on an evening Fox News show last night stated  that the “O” BADministration chose to bomb ISIS targets at night – thereby – destroying empty buildings. If they had bombed in the morning, many terrorists would have been killed.   Why did they choose to bomb at night?

Much evidence points to the idea that Zero and his ilk are on the wrong side in the war on terror.

Donna and I came to the same conclusion that these “attacks against ISIS” are a sham – designed to appease the public in thinking that the BADministration is doing SOMETHING about radical Islamic takeover in the Middle East; especially after the brutal beheadings of several journalists.  Secondly, we came to the same conclusion that all of this bombing in Iraq and Syria (with the admonition of no US boots on the ground in either country) is just smoke and mirrors that is designed to take our eyes off of Putin’s commie activities over in the Ukraine.

Donna shared with me an email with much information about Zero’s mentor – Frank Marshall Davis – and what a commie/Islamist he was, too!

The following is a copy of the email:

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Paul Kengor, Ph.D., a bestselling author whose works include Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century; God and Ronald Reagan; God and George W. Bush; God and Hillary Clinton; and The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. His articles regularly appear in publications ranging from USA TODAY to The New York Times, plus numerous academic journals.

A professor at Grove City College, Kengor is a frequent commentator on television and radio. He earned his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and his master’s from American University. He is the author of the new book, The Communist. Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.

FP: Paul Kengor, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I would like to talk to you today about Frank Marshall Davis and his ties to, and influence on, Obama.

But first, I would like to begin with you telling us a bit about a gentleman named Spyridon Mitsotakis. You dedicate the book to him. Tell us why.

Kengor: That’s a great question that gets to the heart of how and why I did this book.

Spyridon is a remarkable young man. I met him when I was signing books at CPAC in February 2011. He had bought my previous book, Dupes, and seemed to know more about liberal/progressive dupes and the American communist movement than even I did. He was standing there at the front of the line asking me a new question every few seconds, clearly very precocious—and annoying the folks behind him in line, who told him to move on. I gave him my email address and promised I’d answer his questions in full via email. He said, “Yeah, right.” When he emailed me, I followed through on my promise. He finished our email exchanges by saying, “Hey, by the way, I’m a student at NYU, and we have the largest collection of archives of the American Communist Party. I’d love to help you with research. Let me know if you need anything.”

Well, my plan at that moment was to take my time writing a follow up to Dupes, and not at all to do a biography of Frank Marshall Davis. I figured I’d get to seek more information on Davis for the Dupes follow-up, as I had information on him in the original Dupes. So, I said to Spyridon: “I’m trying to find archives of the Chicago Star, the Party-line publication that Davis wrote for in the latter 1940s. I can’t find them anywhere, not even in Chicago. The Library of Congress claims to have them, but they’re not on the shelf. Can you help me?”

Within about three hours, Spyridon was emailing me PDFs of the Chicago Star. Within about three weeks, he had mailed me copies of every Davis column in the Star. I was blown away by what I read, particularly the haunting similarity to some of Obama’s statements. I soon realized that I, alone, was in possession of a treasure trove of information on Frank Marshall Davis. Spyridon kept digging and finding more and more, and then I realized I had to do this book. It wouldn’t have happened without Spyridon—thus the dedication. The kid could be a future Herb Romerstein.

FP: Wow, well, our thanks and appreciation goes out to Spyridon Mitsotakis — and we wish him bountiful energy and the enthusiasm in his search and battle for historical truth in the road ahead.

Ok, so who was Frank Marshall Davis?

Kengor: Frank Marshall Davis, Communist Party USA (CPUSA) number 47544, was a 20th century American who wrote pro-Soviet propaganda in newspaper columns and was a loyal Soviet patriot.

FP: What do you mean by “loyal Soviet patriot?”

Kengor: While it will shock naïve liberals who still don’t grasp the horrors of communism, readers of FrontPage will understand. Leftist Americans who took the extraordinary step of joining CPUSA swore a loyalty oath to the USSR—Stalin’s USSR in the case of Frank Marshall Davis. The oath stated: “I pledge myself to rally the masses to defend the Soviet Union, the land of victorious socialism. I pledge myself to remain at all times a vigilant and firm defender of the Leninist line of the Party, the only line that insures the triumph of Soviet Power in the United States.”

FP: When did Frank Marshall Davis join the Communist Party?

Kengor: Remarkably, he joined early in World War II, after the Hitler-Stalin Pact—a period when many Party members bolted the Party because they were outraged at Stalin signing that pact with Hitler. That pact, of course, precipitated the invasion of Poland and World War II. Jewish American communists in particular were aghast. The man in Moscow to whom they swore their unwavering allegiance had helped pave the way for the Holocaust.

FP: Surely Frank Marshall Davis knew about the pact. Did he ever explain myself?

Kengor: Actually, yes, he did. He made sure he addressed this in his memoirs, conceding that he had “felt betrayed” by Stalin. But he apparently got over the betrayal. “So the Russians were as hypocritical as the rest of the white world!” he yapped. No surprise, “since the Russians were white, what else could you really expect?”

In short, Davis’s discomfort over Stalin’s agreement with Hitler was not enough to keep him from joining the Party. He still drank from the chalice.

For the record, this wasn’t the only time that Davis helped accommodate Hitler. In 1940, he hooked up with one of the worst, most seditious communist fronts ever to operate in the United States: the American Peace Mobilization. That group, which in 1940 sought to keep America out of the war and from stopping Hitler because Hitler (at the time) was allied with Stalin, was organized by CPUSA and the Comintern in Chicago, which was where Davis was located. The communists who organized the “peace” mobilization sought out dupes from the Religious Left and other various “progressive” factions. They also directly recruited African Americans, claiming that the evil FDR was seeking to send black boys to their death to fight for evil Churchill and the British. This was the kind of vulgar propaganda that CPUSA regularly peddled. One of the African Americans that they targeted was Frank Marshall Davis. This was a powerful factor in bringing Davis into the Party as an eventual full member.

I must note that it was also through this group that Davis would work with Robert Taylor, who just happened to be the grandfather of Valerie Jarrett.

FP: That’s remarkable. Valerie Jarrett today is Obama’s right-hand woman in the White House.

Kengor: Yes, and it’s even more eerie than that. Frank Marshall Davis, Obama’s mentor, also worked with Vernon Jarrett in these circles. Vernon Jarrett was Valerie’s father-in-law. And it’s worse still. Davis, Obama’s mentor, also worked with Harry and David Canter, two other Chicago communists. The Canters mentored a young man named David Axelrod in Chicago in the 1970s. So, the troika that’s arguably running America today—Obama and Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod—all have common bonds in Chicago’s communist circles from the 1940s. Their mentors knew each other.

I know this is incredible, but it’s true. You couldn’t make this up. No one would believe it. We’re being governed by ghosts from Chicago’s Communist Party glory years.

FP: Are there other people that Frank Marshall Davis worked with in Chicago who have relevance today?

Kengor: Oh, yes, I could go on and on. At the Chicago Star, the communist newspaper for which he wrote and was the founding editor-in-chief (1946-48), Davis regularly shared the op-ed page with Senator Claude “Red” Pepper, who at that exact time was writing the bill to nationalize healthcare in the United States—which Davis himself advocated in his columns. By the way, Pepper’s chief of staff, who wrote that bill, was Charles Kramer, who we now know was working for the KGB under the codename “mole.”

Another Davis comrade at the Star was William Patterson, who actually mentored Frank Marshall Davis and was probably more important than any other figure in bringing Davis into the Party.

FP: William Patterson was a hardcore communist.

Kengor: Yes, and among his legacies is the Kremlin’s “People’s Friendship University,” which he helped plan in the 1960s. People’s Friendship University became better known as the “Patrice Lumumba Friendship University,” a Kremlin grooming school for third-world revolutionaries. This university, the third largest in the USSR, schooled some of the world’s leading terrorists. Distinguished alumni include Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, whose doctoral thesis became a book, The Other Side: The Secret Relations between Nazism and the Leadership of the Zionist Movement. According to Abbas, “only a few hundred thousand Jews” were killed in the Holocaust, and those mostly through Nazi-Zionist collusion. Other proud alumni include Carlos the Jackal, Mohamed Boudia, and Henry Ruiz, Nicaraguan Sandinista commander and economic planner-in-chief.

Among this band of rogues, Mohamed Boudia was a top figure in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), one of the cores branches of the PLO. He was in charge of PFLP terrorist operations in Europe, placed there by the KGB, where he worked with Soviet-backed terror cells in East Berlin. There he also worked with the Black September Organization. Among Boudia’s most dastardly acts—which involved Mahmoud Abbas—was the brutal murder of Jewish Olympians in the 1972 Munich massacre.

Hat tip:  Donna N. for email.

 

This gives us a glimpse into the connections between leftist/progressive  communists and their associations with radical Islamists.

H/T for graphic:  thomasdietz.com

Another book written by Jamie Glazov is:

United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror

EYE OPENING COMMENTARY at that link…and I haven’t even read the book yet!

United in Hate analyzes the Left’s contemporary romance with militant Islam as a continuation of the Left’s love affair with communist totalitarianism in the twentieth century. Just as the Left was drawn to the communist killing machines of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Castro, so too it is now attracted to radical Islam. Both the radical Left and radical Islam possess a profound hatred for Western culture, for a capitalist economic structure that recognizes individual achievement and for the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United States. Both seek to establish a new world order: leftists in the form of a classless communist society and Islamists in the form of a caliphate ruled by Sharia law. To achieve these goals, both are willing to wipe the slate clean by means of limitless carnage, with the ultimate goal of erecting their utopia upon the ruins of the system they have destroyed.

From the Inside Flap

United in Hate crystallizes the danger that a Barack Obama administration, if tilted too far left, presents to American security and global freedom.
As history shows, leftist beliefs have spawned mass carnage and misery. Put into practice, they have caused the deaths of millions. Until now, it has been extremely difficult for rational people who value personal freedom to understand the motivations of those who live in comfort and yet embrace monstrous dictators, ideologies, and policies that leave only death and destruction in their wake.

In United in Hate, Dr. Jamie Glazov presents startling new insights into the toxic beliefs and torturously contorted thought processes of the leftists who lust to destroy the very freedoms that allow them to exist. Glazov explains the Left’s love for and deification of totalitarian ideologies, from Marxism to radical Islam, with clarity and candor.

Why does the leftist believer reach out in solidarity to the most gay-hating, womanhating and minority-hating force on earth?

Why does the “progressive” heap adulation upon regimes under which he himself would be annihilated?

Why do radical feminists, who supposedly value women’s rights, ignore the suffering of millions of women living under Islamic gender apartheid?

In this groundbreaking examination, Dr. Glazov at last reveals the vile and morbid forces that impel so-called “progressives” to embrace not just murderous ideologies such as Marxism and radical Islam, but the systematic elimination of all those standing in the way of their new utopia.

The questions posed on the cover flap are ones that I have often asked. How could leftists embrace both evil ideologies? Answer: Because both are evil. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Therefore, when both communism and radical Islamism show hatred towards Israel, the Jews and the United States and Christians, they can join up in a cesspool of contempt and attacks against us. What’s more, they can IGNORE the Islamist Sharia law barbarism hailed against women because it “progresses” their “torturously contorted thought processes [that] lust to destroy the very freedoms that allow them to exist.”

I know…how utterly convoluted are such thought processes?

The trouble is, even when colluding with “the enemy of my enemy,” after being used, one will seek to destroy the other in the end.  The photo below depicts a perfect example.

Notice that the man holding the sign is wearing Muslim terrorist garb.  The man walking next to him is wearing a commie red t-shirt with the image of Che Guevara!

How ironic that the Muslim man is holding that sign (below)!  Here’s a quote from Che Guevara that may explain their union of nefarious ideologies:

“I don’t care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.”

Che Guevara

H/T Brainy Quote

[Update:  The following commenter

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over at the Amazon link wrote this about Che Guevera]:

Part 2, titled Romance With Tyranny, charts the love affair between western leftists and murderous regimes throughout the 20th century. Intellectuals and celebrities venerated monsters like Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, & Ho Chi Minh. The New Left of the 1960s didn’t have a change of heart, just a change of icons from Stalin to third world tyrants. The homicidal and sadistic Che Guevara is still held up as a hero whilst leftards never tire of Cuba’s supposedly superior health system.

But then, all evil will one day be destroyed!

The Bible reveals why groups like communists and Islamists can fight on same side, then destroy each other.
They are in line with the lies of Satan and his goal here on earth – to steal, destroy, and kill the people of God in order to create some imagined “utopia” that could never exist.

Jesus Himself informs us:

Jhn 10:10

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy

From the Back Cover

Advance Praise for United in Hate:
“An ambitious, original, and well-documented study that addresses some of the most interesting and important political-historical questions of our times.”–Paul Hollander, author of Political Pilgrims and The End of Commitment.

“Jamie Glazov rolls over left-wing intellectual pretensions with a Mack truck that handles like a Porsche. He rounds them up–and when he’s finished, there’s nothing left.” –Richard Perle, Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Reagan administration, now a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

“A must-read for those who care about truth, the rule of law, and any hope of ultimate stability for humankind. The redefining work for twenty-first century readers of an eternal message.”–Robert C.McFarlane, National Security Advisor to President Reagan, chairman and CEO of McFarlane Associates, Inc.

“Reads like a thriller.”–Lieutenant General Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking official to have defected from the Soviet bloc.

“In years to come, this book will become a classic, not just for conservatives but for all Americans interested in the truth and how to combat a perfidious alliance.”–Steven Emerson, author of American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Amongst Us and producer of the documentary Jihad in America.

“Jamie Glazov analyses with forensic skill how and why radical leftists come repeatedly to see virtue in the most murderous ruthlessness. Alas, his book will not be out of date for a long time.”–Dr. Theodore Dalrymple, author of Life At the Bottom: The Worldview that Makes the Underclass.

“Any leftist who reads this, and has any honesty left in his mind, must recognize himself in this picture and, hopefully, be ashamed.”–Vladimir Bukovsky, former leading Soviet dissident, author of To Build a Castle and Judgement in Moscow.

“A fascinating, illuminating, and extraordinarily insightful explanation of one of the most puzzling phenomena of our age: the alliance between the Left and the global jihad.”–Robert Spencer, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad.

“A must-read if America is going to survive the global war against radical Islam.” –Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney, USAF (Ret.).

United in Hate is a must-read for all Americans concerned with the future of America. Jamie Glazov’s writing is eloquent and thought-provoking.”–Brigitte Gabriel, a renowned terrorism expert and New York Times best-selling author. She is the founder of Actforamerica.org.

About the Author

Jamie Glazov holds a Ph.D. in history with specialties in U.S., Russian, and Canadian foreign policy, and he is currently the editor of Frontpage Magazine.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

The believer’s totalitarian journey begins with an acute sense of alienation from his own society–an alienation to which he is, himself, completely blind.
In denial about the character flaws that prevent him from bonding with his own people, the believer has convinced himself that there is something profoundly wrong with his society–and that it can be fixed without any negative trade-offs. He fantasizes about building a perfect society where he will, finally, fit in…

A key ingredient of this paradigm is that the believer has failed to rise to the challenges of secular modernity; he has not established real and lasting interpersonal relationships or internalized any values that help him find meaning in life. Suffering from a spiritual emptiness, of which he himself is not cognizant, the believer forces non-spiritual solutions onto his spiritual problems. He exacerbates this dysfunction by trying to satisfy his every material need, which the great benefits of modernity and capitalism allow–but the more luxuries he manages to acquire, the more desperate he becomes. We saw this with the counterculture leftists of the sixties and seventies, and we see it with the radical leftists of today. Convinced that it is incumbent upon society, and not him, to imbue his life with purpose, the believer becomes indignant; he scapegoats his society–and ends up despising and rejecting it.

Just like religious folk, the believer espouses a faith, but his is a secular one. He too searches for personal redemption–but of an earthly variety. The progressive faith, therefore, is a secular religion. And this is why socialism’s dynamics constitute a mutated carbon copy of Judeo-Christian imagery. Socialism’s secular utopian vision includes a fall from an ideal collective brotherhood, followed by a journey through a valley of oppression and injustice, and then ultimately a road toward redemption.

In rejecting his own society, the believer spurns the values of democracy and individual freedom, which are anathema to him, since he has miserably failed to cope with both the challenges they pose and the possibilities they offer. Tortured by his personal alienation, which is accompanied by feelings of self-loathing, the believer craves a fairy-tale world where no individuality exists, and where human estrangement is thus impossible. The believer fantasizes about how his own individuality and self will be submerged within the collective whole…. As history has tragically recorded, this “holy cause” follows a road that leads not to an earthly paradise, but rather to an earthly hell in all of its manifestations. The political faith rejects the basic reality of the human condition–that human beings are flawed and driven by self-interest–and rests on the erroneous assumption that humanity is malleable and can be reshaped into a more perfect form. This premise spawned the nightmarish repressions and genocidal campaigns of Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and other communist dictators in the twentieth century. Under their rule, more than one hundred million human beings were sacrificed on the altar where a new man would ostensibly be created.

Throughout history, men have fought against God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Thankfully, we know Who wins in the end.

 

Jhn 10:9

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

Jhn 10:10

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Jhn 10:11

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

 

 

Mat 28:18

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Mat 28:19

“Go therefore [fn] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son

Mat 28:20

“teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Hat tip: Free Beacon

Hat tips to all links.

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The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State [Update]

September 19, 2014

If you are one of probably millions of Americans who do not really understand what is going on with this Islamic State terrorist war, you WILL understand after reading Glenn Beck’s article over at The Blaze.com!

Update:  Gulag Bound goes even further in exposing the collusion between 0bama and ISIL (including Iran!)

Gulag Bound: The Bear and the Dragon Encircle the Eagle

Excerpt:

Fmr. Navy SEAL Carl Higbie: Over 90% Of Troops Do Not Support Obama

Our military generals and brass are also at odds with Obama and what does Obama do over it? He says he knows better than our military leaders and just to follow orders — meanwhile, quit spying in Europe (or pretend to at least – the alternative is to leave us even more vulnerable to our enemies, which may be the point). Well, that is getting old. The military sees what is coming and it isn’t pretty. It’s not just ISIS and the Caliphate either. They are fronts and tools for Russia in the end. The Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon are closing in for the kill and Obama, the Arsonist-in-Chief, fiddles while America burns — and smiles as he imagines the demise of the Land of the Free and the rise of Islam. While Obama bombs various countries, claiming he is destroying ISIS, it is more akin to pinpricks and foreplay than serious warfare. He is arming the Syrian rebels and I hate to state the obvious, but the rebels are al Qaeda and ISIS. Obama is warring against Assad. All smoke and mirrors… and on the surface it makes absolutely no sense. On the one hand, Obama is colluding with Iran to fight ISIS… and on the other, fighting Assad. When in fact Iran supports Assad and ISIS. As in the end, I believe Obama does as well. None of this is real fighting — it is political war theater. In the end, we are distracted from the real RISK players — Russia and China.

Trevor Loudon / Cliff Kincaid

This last week saw the continuing invasion of the Ukraine by the Russkies and the world yawned. Did you know both the Ukraine and Russia are now speaking of nuclear war? I’m not so sure it’s just posturing, or that the world should treat it like the ‘boy who cried wolf.’ Putin is a monster and if dropping a few nukes furthers his empire, well… you have to break a few eggs to rule the world. The Pope says we are in the opening salvo of WWIII and on that point, I agree.

Sweden has now summoned the Russian Ambassador for a dressing down after two Russian planes violated Swedish airspace last week. They have also raised their military readiness over these incursions and the Ukraine situation. Sweden views Russia as a clear and present threat, and so they should.

Lest you think Russia will just leave us be, think again. Russian nuclear bombers just buzzed Northern Europe and Alaska — again. They are testing a nuclear bear hug for us and we shout ‘dandelion!’ and off we go in the wrong direction. Nuclear sabre rattling will eventually give way to war.

Bill Gertz:

Six Russian aircraft, including two Bear H nuclear bombers, two MiG-31 fighter jets and two IL-78 refueling tankers were intercepted by F-22 fighters on Wednesday west and north of Alaska in air defense identification zones, said Navy Capt. Jeff A. Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command. Two other Bears were intercepted by Canadian jets on Thursday.

“The group of Russian aircraft flew a loop south, returning westward toward Russia,” Davis told the Free Beacon.

A day later two more Bear bombers were intercepted by Canadian CF-18 jets in the western area of the Canadian air defense identification zone near the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, he said.

The Russian bombers did not enter U.S. airspace but flew within 63 miles of the Alaskan coast and 46 miles of the Canadian coastline, Davis said.

In both instances, the Russian bombers did not enter sovereign airspace, he added, noting the Russian aircraft flew within about 55 nautical miles of the Alaskan coastline, and within about 40 nautical miles of the Canadian coastline.

Defense officials think this was timed by Putin for the visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the US and Canada. Could be, but any excuse will do. Russia will continue to probe our defense limits and assess our military weaknesses, which are substantial currently.

Putin is now bragging he could take the capitols of five countries within two days if he chose to do so. Just two days ago, he threatened to invade Poland, Romania and the Baltic states:

“If I wanted, in two days I could have Russian troops not only in Kiev, but also in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest,” Mr Putin allegedly told President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine, reported Süddeustche Zeitung, a German newspaper.

Read it all at Gulag Bound   [NOTE:  BE SURE TO GO TO THIS LINK AND VIEW THE VIDEOS THERE!!!]

Hat tip:  Gulag Bound

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Back to the original post:

If you watch the news often (especially Fox News, like I do) then you are getting bits and pieces of information that often seem like a jumbled up mess! We hear pundits labeling the terrorists as  ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or IS (Islamic State); yet 0bama and many in his BADministration call the terrorist group ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).

In a previous post, I shared information about the difference between the acronyms being used, and also provided a link to another blog that revealed the explanation regarding the difference between the ISIS and ISIL acronym labels.  Within the discussion over there and at my site, we see exactly why 0bama prefers to call it ISIL.

When you read Beck’s article and view the videos there, you will get a needed history lesson in order to genuinely understand what is at stake and what is really going on!

Has it seemed to you that 0bama’s comments about “what we won’t do” (i.e. “there will be no American Military boots on the ground) is odd because it is telling the enemy the strategy (or lack thereof) in this “not war” against ISIS?

Has it seemed like a propaganda route is being used to get Congress to agree to “arm the moderates” in Syria? Recall that months ago, polls showed that such an idea was absolutely REFUSED by the majority of the American people as well as most members in Congress? What has changed?  What caused  such a reversal in decision-makers in Congress as well as the mindset of people in the United States and Britain? Was it because of the beheadings?

Has it seemed like the 0bama BADministration has been at odds with our military generals who think that it was a mistake for 0bama to state, unequivocally, that there “will be no U.S. military boots on the ground?”

Does it seem like this government of ours has switched sides in the war on terror by manipulation and deceit?  It does to me!

Is it just a coincidence that Hamas in the Palestinian territory sent thousands of missiles into Israel which (thank God!) were intercepted and exploded in the air by the Iron Dome defense?  Where did Hamas get the money and weapons?  From Libya perhaps?  BENGHAZI WAS ABOUT TRANSFERRING WEAPONS and when things went awry, our ambassador and 3 Americans who tried to save him ended up dead.   Hmmm….connect the dots and we can see a clearer picture of what is really going on!  From the moment of the “Arab Spring,” up until now, Glenn Beck was CORRECT about the desire of Islamists to bring about a caliphate in order to conquer the lands that were previously held by dictators.  Of course, the democratic State of Israel is included in the path of destruction.

I could go on and on with questions and comments like these. But let’s get to the article.

Excerpt:

Glenn Beck broke down the history of the Middle East on his television program Thursday, focusing on a nearly 100-year-old agreement that he says is integral to understanding the motivations of the Islamic State: the Sykes-Picot Agreement.

If you do not understand the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Beck said, you cannot fully understand the Islamic State, or why the Israelis and the Palestinians will never reach a two-state solution.

Though many go back to 1948 and the creation of the modern state of Israel when examining the history of Middle Eastern conflicts, Beck said you actually have to go back to 1916 and World War I.

“This is the last time the Arab world had a united Islamic State led by a religious leader: the Ottoman Empire, the caliphate,” Beck began. “The Allies knew the Ottoman Empire could shut down key shipping routes and cripple Britain’s economy, France’s. … They had to neutralize it. So Great Britain sent over an Army officer from Britain, and his name was T.E. Lawrence. There was a movie made about him, a great movie with Peter O’Toole called ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’”

Lawrence was tasked with convincing the Arabs to fight against the Ottoman Empire. After Lawrence promised the Arabs rule over a new united Arab kingdom of greater Syria — which encompassed present day Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and parts of Iraq and Jordan — he succeeded.

“To get to the root of the current Middle East conflict, that is your starting point,” Beck said. “It is at the center of everything that is happening today.”

“The problem here — Great Britain never intended to honor the promises that they made,” Beck continued. “They had used the Arabs in order to protect their own interests. Remember, they needed to get the Ottoman Empire out of the way.”

Sykes-Picot Agreement

“The entire time Lawrence was negotiating with the Arabs, Great Britain, behind everybody’s back, was negotiating with France, and planning how they were going to actually divide up the Middle East after the war,” Beck said. “They needed to make sure there was no united Arab kingdom that would ever get in the way.”

Under the Sykes-Picot agreement, the British and the French drew new boundaries, fracturing the region so, Beck said, “the British and their allies in the region could control it.”

“Remember, the goal was to divide the Arabs, not to unite them, divide them, so they could protect the trade routes,” Beck said. “They didn’t care about the Arabs, they didn’t care about the Jews, they didn’t care about anything. They wanted the trade routes.”

“The Arabs were forced to accept this western European model of the nation-states because they had no choice,” Beck remarked. “Arab resentment grows in the wake of that treaty, Sykes-Picot, where they have divided everything and made new lines. They wanted — the Palestinians, the Arabs — what was promised to them — the rule of greater Syria.”

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In the decades after the Sykes-Picot Agreement, after the Ottoman Empire collapsed, the British created the British Mandate for Palestine. The area east of the Jordan River was called Transjordan, and the area west of it was a land for the Jewish people.

“How would the Arab world be able to unite now? They needed a new rallying cry. They would use the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s promise of a Jewish homeland in Palestine,” Beck said. “[They] needed to start blaming the Jews, the pawns.”

“The motive becomes clear when you see how the Arab world reacted when the British Mandate in Palestine was set to expire,” Beck said. “The Palestinian Arabs were about to be presented with a chance to finally have what they said they’d always dreamed of. All they wanted was their own land. So now, here comes the UN, and they have this mandate.”

“Remember, the British put together this partition — Transjordan and the Israeli state. So it was a two-state solution. It was split 56 percent Jewish, 43 percent Arab. 56 looks big, but much of the land’s not sufficient for crops, so it’s pretty close. Jerusalem, an international zone. The Jewish people accepted the plan. And if a Palestinian homeland was the goal for the Arab world — not the Palestinians, the Arab world — all they had to do was agree. But remember, the scapegoat goes away.”

“The real goal … was uniting the Arab kingdom, one united Arab kingdom, a return of the Ottoman Empire, gaining control of greater Syria,” Beck said. “If you make peace with Israel, that all goes out the window. So when they were presented with what they said they always wanted, a nation of their own, they said no. And then all hell broke loose.”

The Arab world promised that they would get the Palestinians a homeland, waging all-out war on Israel.

“By all reasonable estimates, Israel should have been utterly destroyed. Five Arab armies with huge advantages in armor, artillery, and air force [were against it]. Despite suffering huge casualties early on, somehow this tiny new nation, the Jewish people, managed to stave off the assault and then go on the offensive,” Beck said.

But one aspect of the War of 1948 isn’t often taught, Beck said.

“Before the war broke out, Jordan made a secret deal with Israel. They wanted the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Jews weren’t promised this land in the UN partition, so they agreed to let Jordan take it,” Beck said. “Jordan actually attacked Palestinian Arabs to get that land. Where is that in the history books? Egypt wanted southern Palestine. Iraq wanted the entire fertile crescent under their control, and Syria and Lebanon wanted northern Palestine — where was the Palestinian state?”

Image: TheBlaze TV

A map on The Glenn Beck Program showed the territorial aspirations of Middle Eastern countries during the War of 1948. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

“You see, it wasn’t about freedom for the Palestinian Arabs, or the Jewish occupation. This war was what wars are always about — land, power, control,” Beck said. “Israelis today remember it as the war of Independence. Palestinians call it the nakba, ‘catastrophe.’ …But when you actually know the history, the only catastrophe was when the Palestinians rejected their chance of a nation of their own, and then were sold out by their Arab neighbors.”

Sykes-Picot and the Islamic State

“I know I read about [the Sykes-Picot Agreement] years ago when we were at Fox, and I put it up on the chalkboard,” Beck remarked. “But it didn’t all fall into place until I learned about ISIS and ISIL, and the difference between ISIS and ISIL. Now it all makes sense to me, and now you’ll be able to figure out what is really going on.”

Radical Islamists in the Islamic State — also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — are trying to regain the territory they were promised before the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Beck said. If you understand that, the revolutions of the Arab Spring and the goals of the Islamic State become much clearer.

“How do you get there?” Beck asked, pointing to the map of the territory the Islamic State is trying to recover. “First thing you do, you have to destabilize the region. And how do you destabilize the region? What did Sykes-Picot do? Sykes-Picot made all of these new maps, and they drew new borders that had never been drawn before. And these borders put people who were never together under one rule, the British knowing that if they did that, it would take a strong man to keep them from fighting and killing each other.”

To get rid of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Beck said “you have to go after the dictators.”

“Our president, and all of us, cheered when we got rid of the dictators in Egypt … Libya … Iraq … Now we’re going after Syria,” Beck said. “Next will be Jordan and Lebanon, and then Israel.”

“Look at the map,” Beck said. “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. … They’re doing nothing but remolding the map closer to their heart’s desire, and what they were promised 100 years ago. Now is their opportunity to achieve what they’ve always wanted from the very beginning: a return to a unified Arab kingdom. What a surprise, a caliphate. Islamic rule. There’s no judgment on this one way or another — this is just the fact. They want an end to the west and what the west created with Sykes-Picot. To get there, the best way to do it is to destabilize all these dictators, get them out of the way.”

Beck said the Israelis and the Palestinians have been used as scapegoats for decades.

“You think this is a crazy theory?” Beck asked. “Here’s ISIL in their own words on what’s happening, why are they doing this.”

Beck proceeded to play an Islamic State propaganda video titled “The End of Sykes-Picot”:

“You’ll notice this is playing all over the Middle East,” Beck said. “Here they are, on the Syrian border, showing how they’ve erased it, and how Britain and France lied to the Arab world.”

Beck said radical Islamists will use anyone, including the Jews and the Palestinians, to achieve their goals, and that is why “there will never be a two-state solution.”

“That’s not the goal, never has been,” Beck concluded. “Until the region is fully under Arab control, the fighting will never, ever, ever stop. There is no easy solution. I don’t know how you turn the cycle of violence around. But the first thing you have to do is put facts in place. You have to start with the truth.”

Go to The Blaze to see a free video clip of Glenn’s show on this issue, as well as the propaganda video done by ISIS where they state their desire to end Sykes-Picot.

President George W. Bush warned us back in 2006  of this Islamic Caliphate erupting if Iraq is not a free and democratic country:

 

Now we know why the Conservative Republicans in the House voted against arming the “moderates” in Syria.

People…we could be very close to WWIII – which may even lead to the Battle of Armageddon.

Once again, I must share that we are witnessing Biblical prophecy right before our very eyes!

 

 

 

 

 

Are YOU ready?

Hat tip:

The Blaze.

Top Ten Quran Verses For Understanding ISIS

September 9, 2014

Does anyone else think that the State Department’s latest counter-offensive propaganda tool that they claim would be useful in fighting against ISIS is REALLY STRANGE???  The following graphic was found on the Fox News website with the claim that:

STATE DEPARTMENT IS LAUNCHING a tough and graphic propaganda counteroffensive against ISIS, using some of the group’s own images of barbaric acts against fellow Muslims to undercut the terror group’s message.

 

Click here for Link to the story. [Note:  Warning!  Apparently there are more gruesome photos available for viewing when you click on an additional link within that article.  I did not want to view them and you may not want to either.]

Excerpt from the article:

The “ad” ends with the line: “Travel is inexpensive, because you won’t need a return ticket!”

Not everyone thinks the “ad” is an effective tool.

“I just thought it was bizarre,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told Fox News, dismissing the video as a symptom of “press release foreign policy” that is “fundamentally unserious.”

 

Senator Cruz makes sense here. However,  a “State Dept. spokesperson” obviously doesn’t get it.

 

Excerpt:

But a State Department spokesperson said the work is vital “given how violent extremists are increasingly exploiting the suffering caused by global conflicts to lure susceptible youth” to join.

 

Really???

The work is vital???

 

To me, it’s like adding an additional bull-horn via broadcasting radical Islam’s goal!!!  To recruit the young, disenfranchised, poor, jobless, leftist misled, America-hating (add your own adjectives here for there are many) boys and men towards the goals of radical Islam’s newest group called ISIS is not only “bizarre” as Senator Cruz states, but it is downright despicable and evil!!!

Next, we read the Message ISIS wants to send to America and the world.

Read it all at the link, but I want to focus on this important excerpt:

Unfortunately, in the Middle East, the ruthless employment of violence often is taken as a sign of strength that should be emulated. As Usama bin Laden proclaimed, “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse.”

The Islamic State, an offshoot of bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network, shares his revolutionary Islamist ideology. It sees itself as the vanguard in a never-ending struggle between Islam and non-believers.

Today, the Islamic State is primarily focused on carving a revolutionary Islamic stronghold out of the failed states of Iraq and Syria. But ultimately it seeks to overthrow every government in the region, drive Western influence out of the Middle East, destroy Israel and become the nucleus of a global Islamic empire.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its ambitious leader, represents a new generation of Al Qaeda leadership that has bristled at criticism of its extreme brutality from old guard leaders such as Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden’s successor.

Baghdadi recently proclaimed the establishment of a caliphate and renamed himself Caliph Ibrahim.This signals his determination to become recognized not only as the true successor of Usama bin Laden, but more importantly as the successor to the prophet Muhammad.

This claim has been ridiculed by Islamic scholars and rejected by many rival Islamist extremist groups.But it adds a dangerous new dimension to the appeal of the Islamic State that is being amplified by a sophisticated propaganda apparatus that spews high quality media content on a variety of social media that appeal to young Muslims.

Get ready to see more chilling videos from fanatical terrorists seeking to cloak their atrocities with religious justifications.

First, I must mention that I always find it amusing that Saudi-backed Fox News always changes Osama bin Laden’s name  to Usama bin Laden. I think that this is just a stupid attempt to not have a former (and now dead) terrorist’s name even remotely related to a  spelling so close to Obama’s.

Second, see the author’s attempt to make ISIS out to be just “fanatical terrorists seeking to cloak their atrocities with religious justifications.”

That may be so, AND TO SOME EXTENT IT IS WORKING.  So why would the State Department add more fuel to the fire with that graphic and the atrocities that appear in the link within the story???

I think that a TRUE counter-offensive would be and effort to EDUCATE THE MASSES here in America and across to world with the REAL REASONS  EXACTLY WHY ISIS is doing what they think is required by their evil “god” allah.

Here’s a perfect example OF A TRUE COUNTER-OFFENSIVE EFFORT.  Note what is learned via the video at David Wood’s blog – Answering Muslims – in a post entitled, Top Ten Quran Verses for Understanding ISIS.

Excerpt:

Jihadists fighting for ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) claim that they are following the commands of Allah and Muhammad. Yet Westernized Muslims, politicians, and the media insist that ISIS is violating the principles of Islam. Who’s right? In the following video, I present the top ten Qur’an verses you need to know to understand ISIS.

Within the video we see one of the top ten reasons from the Quran for why ISIS is doing what they feel called to do from that book appears  in

Surah 9:29 – “Fight those who believe not in allah or the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by allah and his messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the jizyah with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.”

At my former Talk Wisdom blog there is a post where I discuss the fact that Christians and Muslims do not worship the same God:

Why Muslims and Christians Do Not Worship The Same God.

I found it quite interesting that Surah 9:29 actually ACKNOWLEDGES this fact. “The People of the Book” are Jews and Christians and the Scriptures we follow in the Bible. Muslims think that THEIR “religion” is the religion of truth; but since their teachings are all completely opposite what is written in the Bible, as well as opposite what Jesus spoke of and taught;  the fact is that Muslims are guilty of abandoning the Truth of Yahweh (God), His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Instead they have done nothing but create a false “religion” from a pagan moon-god.

Oh…but it’s not “politically correct” to point such things out!  Of course, there are Muslims who claim to be “moderate” and maybe they really are.  However, not many have the courage to speak out against the dozens of terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the Middle East and around the world.  It has to be one of two reasons:  the moderates fear for their lives (can’t blame them there) or, they agree with the teachings and are just allowing the terrorists to do the dirty work.  Unfortunately, that is to the detriment of many nations around the world and causes extreme harm against all of our lives in this ongoing war against radical Islamic terrorists.  Our enemy IS Radical Islam!  It is EVIL to the core!  And, radical Islam’s fanatical teachings are being taught to young impressionable minds.  The fact remains – such teachings all come from the Quran!

There…I said it.

Hat tips:

Fox News

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Democrats Play Book: Silencing The Voices of Conservative Americans

September 8, 2014

[Hat tip for graphic:  The Metaphysical Peregrine Blog]

I do not always agree with what Mitch McConnell says or does; especially when it come down to his inaction on certain issues either because of “political correctness” or because of the  fear of losing his cushy job in the Senate.  However, sometimes the timid GOP Senator surprises us conservatives and comes through by rightly calling out the Dems in the Senate for their constant partisan [more like hate-filled lies against Christians, conservatives, the TEA Party etc.] agenda.  Conservatives tried to warn voters WAY back  before the 2008 election that the leftist progressives (especially BHO) LIE and often spew hatred and hostility against anyone (or ANY group) that disagrees with their Lucifer-loving Saul Alinsky hell-bent DESPICABLE agenda.

Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition sent me an email today where she shared an excerpt of, and link to McConnell’s latest op-ed from Politico.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell wrote a blistering column this week calling out Senate Democrats for putting their partisan agenda before the American people:

Democrats who control the Senate say they’re more interested in repealing the free speech protections the First Amendment guarantees to all Americans. Their goal is to shut down the voices of their critics at a moment when they fear the loss of their fragile Senate majority. And to achieve it, they’re willing to devote roughly half of the remaining legislative days before November to this quixotic anti-speech gambit… For months, the Senate has done little more than consider more creative ways to save the jobs of Democratic politicians in November. Yet at a time when millions of Americans are unemployed, middle-class families struggle each month just to pay the bills, the government is failing our veterans and serious crises overseas only seem to grow worse by the day, Democratic leaders shouldn’t be focused on legislative show-votes, including their latest attempt this week to silence the voices of the American people. Instead, they should work with Republicans to help these Americans out. That means, as a start, clearing the dozens of jobs bills already passed by the Republican-led House of Representatives. It also means helping us pass any number of bipartisan proposals aimed at kicking the economy into gear, helping alleviate the stresses and financial burdens on working families and formulating true bipartisan health reform that doesn’t punish the middle class the way Obamacare does. All of this is within reach and easily doable if Democrats would only put aside their political playbook for once.

Despite facing consistently high employment rates, terrorist threats, a porous border, and increasing health care costs, the Democrat controlled Senate is instead focusing on a package of poll-tested bills designed to appeal to their base in a desperate effort to save their hides in November –including legislation that would strip free speech protections in an effort to silence critics To Democrats in Washington, its only free speech when it applies to them and their allies.

Read the rest of Mitch McConnell’s column here.

Sincerely, Andrea Lafferty

President Traditional Values Coalition

Better late than never…Mr. McConnell.

 

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Dereliction of Duty by 0bama

September 3, 2014


H/T: lordcoyote.deviantart.com

Rather than being long-winded in this post, I will ask readers to read the following (in order, preferably):

1. CIA Expert: Obama Switched Sides in War on Terror.

2. The Coded Message Obama Delivers When He Says ISIL Instead Of ISIS [NOTE: ALSO SEE HOW THE “LEVANT” IS INCLUDED IN BIBLE PROPHECY AT END OF PAGE!}***

Number 2 is too important to miss, so I have provided a copy here:

The following is an NTEB Original Story. Please provide a link back when reposting this. 

Hat tip: Now The End Begins

Decoding Obama’s speech reveals some startling revelations

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

In one press conference after another, when referring to the Muslim terror super-group ISIS, United States President Barack Obama will use the term ISIL instead of their former name ISIS or current name Islamic State. Have you ever wondered about that? We have.

what-is-the-levant-why-obama-says-isil-instead-of-isis-islamic-state

ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Now, to us Westerners we don’t really make much of a distinction, do we? No, honestly from our perspective its all about the same. But how would a Muslim living in the Middle East view it? Just what is the Levant anyway? Let’s take a look.

The geographical term LEVANT refers to a multi-nation region in the Middle East. It’s a land bridge between Turkey to the north and Egypt to the south. If you look on a map, however, in the near exact middle of the nations that comprise the Levant, guess what you see? Come on, guess!

It’s Israel.

When Barack Obama refers over and over to the Islamic State as ISIL, he is sending a message to Muslims all over the Middle East that he personally does not recognize Israel as a sovereign nation, but as territory belonging to the Islamic State.

Now you know why Obama says that he has no plan, no goal, and no stated aim for dealing with ISIS. But he does have a plan, and it’s a really nasty, diabolical one. Obama’s plan is to drag his feet for as long as he can, doing only the bare minimum that Congress forces him to do. His “plan” to buy ISIS as much time as possible to make as many gains as they can.

Listen as Obama painstakingly spells out the letters I-S-I-L so there is no doubt in your mind.  [Note: Go to Now The End Begins Blog to view video.

The Islamic State has garnered millions of dollars, a vast cache of weapons, and in their latest foray have captured Syrian fighter jets. With each passing day that Obama fulfills his stated aim of doing nothing, the Islamic State grows by leaps and bounds. The ultimate goal, of course, has not changed and will never change.

The ultimate goal is the destruction of Israel.

Now you know a little bit more why Obama chooses his words so carefully, and what’s really in a name. Shakespeare had it right.

3. GateWay Pundit: KRAUTHAMMER’S TAKE ON OBAMA: “The Image of a Man in Denial on the Verge of Delusion” (Video)

Transcript excerpt:

Following the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff today by ISIS columnist, author and pundit Charles Krauthammer unloaded on Barack Obama.

The image of a man in denial on the verge of delusion. This is a man who is narrowly redefining the threat essentially saying a drone strike here and a drone strike there and that’s all that we have to do. The Global War on Terror he declared to be over or an exaggeration or something that was intolerable in a speech he made in which he said the tide of war is receding and we can’t tolerate it, this war. And, here’s a man who comes into office and denies the existence of a war on terror… It is everywhere. A global war and Obama persistently calling them extremists as if they are extremists for what reason, they’re very upset about a lot of stuff. He will not call it by its name, Islamic radicalism. He will not explain or concede that it is a worldwide movement. And he will not concede that what he’s done for five years… has now beginning to bear fruit everywhere in the world.

I have deep respect for Mr. Krauthammer. But I disagree that 0BAMA is “the image of a man in denial on the verge of delusion.” I think that he knows EXACTLY what he and his EVIL Muslim Brotherhood handlers and cohorts are doing…and why.

The TRUTH IS – HE HAS BEEN DERELICT OF HIS DUTY! [See video at link!]

Why?

Read #2 above again for the answer.

 

Hat tips to all links.

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The prophecies written in the Bible accurately describe the ancient nations that will surround Israel in the last days in an attempt to destroy Her.  Here is an excerpt from a former post about a prophecy found in Psalm 83:2-8.

Today, we are continually witnessing Biblical prophecy happening right before our very eyes!

As astounding as it was, the prophecies surrounding the rebirth of Israel did not stop with the declaration of Israel’s independence in 1948.

Three thousand years ago God inspired King David to predict that the reborn nation of Israel would be immediately surrounded by enemies, including the Arab nations of Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria.

“For lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken craftly counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Hoab; and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah” (Psalm 83:2-8).

In this incredible prophecy, David described the modern states of the Middle East by naming the ancient nations that have now joined with the Palestinians in their attempt to destroy the Jewish state in the last days.

This ancient prophetic list of nations is fascinating, as it enumerates virtually every one of the nations in the Arab confederacy that oppose Israel’s existence today:

Edom………from Esau, brother of Jacob (Jordan)

Ismaelites…descended from Ishmael, son of Hagar (Arabs)

Moab………son of Lot, (Jordan, east of Dead Sea)

Hagarenes….descended from one of the 12 sons of Hagar

Gebal……..ancient Byblus, (north of today’s Beirut)

Ammon……..son of Lot, (capital of Jordan)

Amalek…….descended from Esau (southern Jordan)

Philistines..from Ham, (throughout Palestine, Syria)

Tyre………a Phoenician city (Lebanon)

Assur……..founded Assyria; (Iraq – Iran)

Children of Lot, Moab, and Ammon, (Jordan)


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