Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Connecting the Dots

This one comes with the usual caveats regarding websites.

First came the revelations that al-Qaeda has strong connections to Libyan Rebels (here). Then we saw where we are seriously considering increasing support for these rebels by arming them, which would effectively equal arming al-Qaeda in the region. That's bad enough - and certainly enough to make one wonder if we are intentionally arming radical Islamic groups.

Then, we saw where this new "doctrine" of following UN mandates - which apparently, allows a provision for entering a sovereign country when it is determined that "responsibility of protecting" comes into play. The question became "could this be used against Israel?"

Then we see this article - again, in the context of "connecting the dots". It also comes under the heading of "what is our long-term plan for the Middle East?"

That answer may be even more haunting than much of what we have seen lately in the region:

Holocaust denier at heart of Obama's Libya doctrine

A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya.

Its all about the "Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect", and guess who is firmly in this picture? You guessed it - George Soros.

As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros.

Now it has emerged that Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi served on the advisory board of the 2001 commission that originally founded Responsibility to Protect.

That commission is called the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty. It invented the term "Responsibility to Protect," while defining its guidelines.

Ashrawi is an infamous defender of Palestinian terrorism.

Her father, Daoud Mikhail, was a co-founder of the PLO with Arafat. The PLO was engaged in scores of international terrorist acts and was declared a terrorist group by the U.S. in 1987.

That's a pretty strong radical Islamic pedigree. There is more:

During the First Palestinian Intifada, or war of "resistance" against Israel, in 1988, Ashrawi joined what was known as the Intifada Political Committee, which sought to advance Palestinian goals through both politics and "resistance." She served there until 1993.

Discover the Networks notes Ashrawi has long defended the Hamas terror group as a legitimate component of the Palestinian "political spectrum."

She has stated she does not "think of Hamas as a terrorist group."

Ashrawi has long been a Holocaust denier. In the July 2, 1998, edition of the official Palestinian Authority newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda, she published an article calling the Holocaust "a deceitful myth, which the Jews have … exploited to get sympathy."

I don't know about you, but the above descriptions look pretty "radical" to me. Denying the Holocaust? Really?

With Ashrawi on the advisory board, the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty first defined the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine.

In his address to the nation on Monday, Obama specifically cited the military doctrine as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya.

Indeed, the Libya bombings have been widely regarded as a test of "Responsibility to Protect."

"Responsibility to Protect," or "Responsibility to Act" as cited by Obama is a set of principles, now backed by the United Nations, based on the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege but a responsibility that can be revoked if a country is accused of "war crimes," "genocide," "crimes against humanity" or "ethnic cleansing."

One can see those "dots" beginning to connect and its a scary sight. The ramifications are almost unthinkable.

And of course, Mr Soros is (as usual) lurking behind the scenes:

Soros himself outlined the fundamentals of Responsibility to Protect in a 2004 Foreign Policy magazine article entitled "The People's Sovereignty: How a New Twist on an Old Idea Can Protect the World's Most Vulnerable Populations."

"If governments abuse the authority entrusted to them and citizens have no opportunity to correct such abuses, outside interference is justified," Soros wrote. "By specifying that sovereignty is based on the people, the international community can penetrate nation-states' borders to protect the rights of citizens.

But who decides? Who determines when a nation's sovereignity can be completely ignored and when the "international community can penetrate nation-states' borders"?

More from Soros:

"In particular, the principle of the people's sovereignty can help solve two modern challenges: the obstacles to delivering aid effectively to sovereign states and the obstacles to global collective action dealing with states experiencing internal conflict," he concluded.

And this:

WND previously reported how the group has been petitioning for the U.S. to normalize ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition in Egypt, where longtime U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak was recently toppled.

Aside from Evans and Soros, the group includes on its board Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, as well as other personalities who champion dialogue with Hamas, a violent offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Soros' own Open Society Institute has funded opposition groups across the Middle East and North Africa, including organizations involved in the current chaos.

WND also reported that doctrine founder Thakur recently advocated for a "global rebalancing" and "international redistribution" to create a "New World Order."

"Toward a new world order," Thakur wrote in a piece last March in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, "Westerners must change lifestyles and support international redistribution."

OK, so lets connect the dots:

1. The new "doctrine" as embraced by the UN, and as led by at least two Soros' funded groups allows for the invasion of a sovereign state under the vague conditions of "Responsibility to Protect".

2. The Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, who is behind much of this new philosophy, is funded by Mr Soros, and includes on its advisory board holocaust deniers, supporters of Islamic terrorists, the PLO, Hamas, and the Muslim Brotherhood - all of whom are involved in the recent uprisings in the Middle East.

3. The last "dot" would be the use of #1 and #2 above to take forcible action against Israel - under the premise of "Responsibility to Protect", in this case, the "Palestinians" who are suffering under "Israeli occupation".

Its almost too easy to connect these dots.

The world is encircling Israel and there appears to be no way out for this tiny nation - who must survive against all odds. Just as they have for centuries.

But God has always delivered on His promises to Israel and the current situation is no exception. As stated before, God is placing Israel into a situation in which they will ONLY have God to call upon in order to save them from imminent destruction.

And as stated so many times, God delivers. In a big, epic manner. In such a manner that every human on earth will realize that God delivered the Nation of Israel:

"In the days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so the nations may know me when I show myself holy through you before their eyes." (Ezekiel 38:16)

"...and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence" (Ezekiel 38:20)

"And so I will show my greatness and my holiness and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord." (Ezekiel 38:23)

Also of comfort - as we watch "man" attempt to plot against Israel - while ignoring God's warnings - comes from Psalm 33:

"The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.

But the plans of the Lord stand firm together,
the purposes of his heart
through all generations.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord
the people he chose for his inheritance.

From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind;
From his dwelling place he watches
all who live on earth -

No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength

But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love...

We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.

In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.

May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord,
even as we put our hope in you."



Anonymous said...

Thank you Scott. I know I am on the
right page when I read your articles.

SonOfGodThruChrist said...

Praise the Lord for the scott!.. rather than being afraid I find these times exciting, to live in a time that the prophets spoke about is incredible. When you stand before the son of man I'm pretty sure he'll say he's proud of you. What better feeling could there be in this universe. Let's change what we can while we can.

Anonymous said...

God Bless You Scott...

Caver said...

Connecting the dots.....Well, those dots seem to be growing to the size of boulders to this simple mind. Isiah 17 seems to be lining up perfectly and with a hardened heart and venom I couldn't have imagined just a few months ago.

The world is aligning against Israel. The weather, the earthquakes, the upcoming famine, the OWG, the economic collapse.....all of it.

Thank you for bringing it all into such condensed and sharp focus for us daily.

Scott said...

Thanks so much for the kind comments. I'm just watching - just like all of you guys.

Caver - indeed - I agree. Taking a step back and looking at the big picture is awe-inspiring the way things are lining up.

God warned us all in advance - about what we would see - and I suppose He know that it would be comforting to us - knowing that He is fully in control.

What an awesome God we serve!

Maranatha! See all of you soon!

Anonymous said...

I often think about that fateful day when God will move against Israel's enemies and lead His Wife into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. How I pray that in these last of the last days many hearts will soften and accept the most precious gift, Jesus Christ, before it's too late.


Scott said...

gearedup: well said. Amen