Sunday, February 13, 2011

As the lies come crashing down

This time, Caroline Glick describes our foreign policy issues and the extreme denial that prevails. However, I believe that the U.S. currently has the perfect "end times" administration - which is completely fitting with everything we know about the world as it approaches the last days:

As the lies come crashing down

This is a long article (well worth reading however) - so I'll jump around to some pertinent highlights:

From its slavish devotion to appeasing Iran, its single-minded insistence on withdrawing from Iraq, its announced commitment to withdrawing from Afghanistan, to its tolerance of Hugo Chavez, and its infantile reset button diplomacy towards Russia, the Obama administration's foreign policy is on a collision course with reality.

But nowhere is its premeditated incompetence more evident than in its obsession with the establishment of a Palestinian state west of the Jordan River.

So it was that during his visit in Israel this week, Obama's recently retired national security adviser Gen. James Jones claimed that it is God's will that Israel withdraw to indefensible borders, and effectively blamed the political turmoil in Egypt on the absence of a Palestinian state.

But it isn't just the U.S. administration:

The Obama administration is not alone in this completely irrational view. As the Arab world undergoes massive convulsions born of the legacy of authoritarianism and nourished by the pull of jihadism, all of Europe's major statesmen are lining up behind Washington in pushing Israel to agree to surrender still more land to the PLO in order to establish yet another authoritarian, jihadinfested Arab state.

This fact is 100% consistent with the portrayal of the world as recorded in the pages of biblical prophecy.

The threats Israel faces stem largely from the rising forces of jihad, Islamic terrorism and religiously justified nuclear adventurism embraced by Islamist politicians and religious leaders.

Moreover, the Obama administration's singular obsession with coercing Israel to surrender still more land to the Palestinian Authority means that America's central Middle East policy involves demanding that Israel further strengthen the unmentionable forces of jihad at its own expense.

Back to the beginning of her article, we see ominous news from Pakistan:

In the midst of the political turmoil engulfing Egypt and much of the Arab world, last month's revelation that Pakistan has doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal over the past four years has been largely ignore

Nuclear proliferation analysts from the Federation of American Scientists and the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) assess that since 2006, Pakistan has increased the size of its nuclear arsenal from 30-60 atomic bombs to approximately 110. That makes Pakistan the world's fifth largest nuclear power ahead of Britain and France

As for delivery systems, according to The Washington Post, Pakistan has developed nuclear-capable land- and air-launched cruise missiles. Its Shaheen II missile, with a range of 2,400 kilometers, is about to go into operational deployment.

Pakistan is a textbook example of a disaster of biblical proportions in the making. Its hyperactive nuclear expansion, weak central government, impoverished, radicalized population, and pro- Islamist military and intelligence arms are sources for major concern.

That concern becomes all-out alarm in light of the Taliban/al-Qaida's control over anywhere from a quarter to a third of Pakistani territory and the widespread public support for them throughout the country.

One has to wonder if several of the "judgments" of the Tribulation, as described in the book of Revelation actually stem from nuclear weapons being unleashed:

Look at the description given in Revelation 6:12-14

"There was a great earthquake...the sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place." (Revelation 6:14)

Anyone who has seen footage of a nuclear weapon has seen this observable phenomenon. The sky does indeed literally appear to recede like a scroll - was the apostle John, attempting to give the best description of a nuclear blast - as best that he was capable of 2,000 years ago?

And these scriptures make one wonder how they could happen:

"The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of the water - the name of the star is wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter..." (Revelation 8:10-11)

Could this be a description of nuclear fall-out?

"A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up and all the green grass was burned up." (Revelation 8:7)

Could this be a description of the direct affect of nuclear weapons?

"A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke, and sulfur that came out of their mouths" (Revelation 9:18)

These judgments could be caused directly by God, but God also uses man as a vehicle for His judgments, and the above descriptions certainly could be caused by nuclear weapons, as the descriptions are very similar to what we know nuclear weapons can cause.

Fortunately, we won't be here to witness these judgements firsthand.


Alice said...

Aw, c'mon Caroline! Don't sugar coat it for us!


Seriously, I love how she writes and her unique perspective!

And I agree, Scott. I've always thought Rev. 6:12-14 sounds like nuclear weapons...

Thanks, Scott!

Scott said...

Heh - :) - yea, she definitely doesn't sugarcoat - as stated so many times, I think she is one of the best op-ed writers about the Middle East that there is. She and Joel R. are so good and both have so much pertinent insight to add. And, thankfully, both share my obsession with the truth in this PC world that we live in...