Saturday, September 10, 2011


That isn't the title that she gave it, but she could have. Caroline Glick has an excellent commentary today which pertains to U.S. policies in the post 9/11 world, particularly with regards to Islamic terrorism and recent events in and around Israel.

The war America fights

But their refusal to acknowledge the nature of the enemy has paralyzed their ability to confront and defeat threats as they arise. For instance, US Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was not removed from service or investigated, despite his known support for jihad and his communication with leading jihadists. Rather, he was promoted and placed in a position where he was capable of massacring 12 soldiers and one civilian at Fort Hood, Texas.

So too, the US’s refusal to identify its enemy has made it impossible for US officials to understand and contend with the mounting threat from Turkey. Because the US refuses to recognize radical Islam as its enemy, it fails to connect Turkey’s erratic and increasingly hostile behavior to the fact that the country is ruled by an Islamist government.

In the face of the rising political instability and uncertainty in the Arab world, the US’s refusal to reckon with the fact that radical Islam is the enemy fighting it bodes ill for the future.

Quite simply, America is willfully blinding itself to emerging dangers. These dangers are particularly acute in Egypt where the US has completely failed to recognize the threat the Muslim Brotherhood constitutes to its core regional interests and its national security.

Well, the situation is even worse than that. The U.S. is actually aiding and promoting radical Islam - see Egypt, Libya, Gaza and many other hot spots in the Middle East.

Appeasement has been the chief motivating factor informing the US’s intense support for Palestinian statehood and its refusal to reassess this policy in the face of Palestinian terrorism, jihadism and close ties with Iran.

Appeasement provoked the US to embrace radical Islamic religious leaders and terror operatives such as Sami Arian and Abdurahman Alamoudi as credible leaders in the US Muslim... and to court the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to the detriment of US ally former president Hosni

Appeasement stood behind the US’s bid to try to entice Iran to end its nuclear weapons programs with grand bargains.

It motivated US’s decision not to confront Syria on its known support for al-Qaida and Hezbollah as well as Palestinian terror groups; its proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; or its involvement in facilitating the insurgency in Iraq.

It is what has compelled the US not to seek the dismantlement of Hezbollah in Lebanon and indeed to fund and arm the Hezbollah-controlled government and army of Lebanon.

The urge to appease has motivated the US’s decision to take no action to stem the advance of Iran and its terror allies and proxies in al-Qaida and Hezbollah in Latin America.

In fact, one could make a strong case that many of the problems in the Middle East today are a direct result of U.S. policy.

Look at further effects of U.S. policy - even more than those cited above:

Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah are far stronger militarily today than they were on September 11, 2001. Hamas controls Gaza and would likely win any Palestinian elections.

Hezbollah controls Lebanon.

Iran is on the verge of nuclear weapons and is poised to become the predominant power in Iraq. Its Egyptian nemesis Hosni Mubarak is gone.

Ten years ago Iran and its terror allies and proxies could have only dreamed of having the presence on the Western Hemisphere they enjoy today.

Europe is much of the same:

In Europe the threat of domestic terrorism is more salient than ever because the jihadist forces and leaders on the continent have been appeased rather than combated by both the governments of Europe and the US.

In closing:

Even as it has continued to prosecute the War on Terror, since it came to power in January 2009 the Obama administration has worked intensively to confuse the American people about its nature, necessity and goals.

President Barack Obama dropped the name “War on Terror” for the nebulous “overseas contingency operation.” He has rejected the term “terrorism,” and expunged the term “jihad” from the official lexicon.

In so doing, he made it impermissible for US government officials to hold coherent discussions about the war they are charged with waging.

Lets face it. The current U.S. administration is actually the perfect end-times government for the purpose of the seeing the final stages of prophetic developments . By contrast, if we had a conservative government who believed in strong fiscal policy and a strong, appropriate military - a government who was willing to fight the war on terror (as opposed to aiding and assisting radical Islam world-wide) - then it would be difficult to see the final stages of prophecy developing - as we are now seeing.

Remember - based on a literal view of biblical prophecy, we expect to see America somehow fall from power. The current administration is making this happen much faster than one would have expected. The rapture of the Church Saints will hasten this demise dramatically. Prophecy scholars have been discussing this scenario for decades.

The consolidation of anti-Israeli forces, including nations and terrorist groups who oppose Israel (Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Gaza, West Bank, Libya, etc.) have grown in power and have formed alliances - largely due to the actions of the current U.S. administration.

The facts shouldn't create frustration, fear, anxiety, or any other such emotions, as the events which are unfolding are all part of a much larger overall plan. A plan that is gaining momentum by the day. There will be no stopping the current events that we are watching unfold.

God knew that we would witness these events. Like any father who would want his children prepared for potentially scary and disconcerting events, God forewarned us so that we would have the hope and encouragement which was mentioned by the apostle Paul (1 Thessalonians 5).

Jesus started his discourse on the topic by the words "...but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen..." (Matthew 24:6).

Jesus also gave us these words:

"When you see these things begin to take place, stand up and lift your heads, because your redemption is drawing near"
(Luke 21:28)

"Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near"
(Luke 21:31)

So what are we to do during these times?

- We are to have no fear
- We are to look up - which indicates that we are not to be immersed in looking "down" - which argues against having a focus on worldly events. Focusing on worldly events would necessitate a spirit of fear, concern and apprehension: We are not directed in this direction. By contrast, if one is "looking up" - which implies a focus on Jesus and our new home in New Jerusalem, then it is impossible to have a spirit of fear or apprehension.
- We are supposed to know and understand that "the kingdom of God is near"

We have our direction from Jesus Himself.

So we should do exactly what we have been directed to do: Look up and focus on the coming of Christ Jesus.

Amen. Come Quickly Lord.


Anonymous said...

What encouraging words on your blog today and how beautifully stated...thank you Scott!!


Jec said...

Thanks Scott another very encouraging message!

Anonymous said...

How sad for our country but so exciting for the Christian. We know we don't have much longer. Thank you Scott for the amazing work you do keeping us informed. God bless.

DrNofog said...

Anon said... "...How sad for our country..."

Ever since the pretender was installed in a rigged "election", I have come to realize more and more that the planned, deliberate foisting of an unqualified, Marxist, illegal alien on the American people was to be the ultimate "Final Slap-in-the-Face of all Americans" just before "they" pull the plug for the 'intended' demise of the American Republic.

"...but so exciting for the Christian. We know we don't have much longer..."


Philippians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Caver said...

DrNo, so well said. I truly believe every word of that!

DrNofog said...

More on the "War Against America"... [The smell of Soros is overpowering!]

EPA declares hay a pollutant in effort to drive small, mid-sized family cattle ranchers out of business

"...His affirmative answer was startling to many, but not necessarily surprising in light of the US government's apparent agenda to destroy every single producing sector in the nation and to reduce the country to a poverty-stricken, corporately-dominated wasteland..."

More fear-mongering for 'conditioning' us...

Human error? Power coming back on in Southwest

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Clemente, California ... remained offline Friday after automatically shutting down when the blackout cascaded across the power grid.

[A test run, maybe? - I guess we're sposta start expecting that for all the future ones that are 'scheduled'?!?]

And the O-regime keeps reminding US how 'defenseless' we really are...

U.S. essentially defenseless from stunning new weapon
Result could be chaos that may allow terrorists to attack virtually at will.

Sorry for all that. - I have to remind myself again:
"For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ." Philippians 3:20
"For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ."
"For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ."

hartdawg said...

Well...i think i know americas role in prophecy is!!! To strengthen and enable the psalm 83 and Gog/magog nations. these battles can be attributed to americas policies and (in)actions

Scott said...

DRNO - I saw that article re - the Hay thing - unbelievable. And typical...

ANd thanks for the reminder of that verse in Phil. I need to read that one as well.

Brad and Jec - many thanks for that

Anon - I loved what you said too:
"How sad for our country but so exciting for the Christian".....That says it all right there.

Hart - Indeed - that certainly HAS been our role.

Misty said...

While I say little, this blog and the comments are greatly appreciated.
Hay causing pollution...would say now I've heard it all but suspect none of us has heard it all just yet.

Expected Imminently said...

A String of Pearls.

Phil3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven FROM WHICH we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ
21. who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
Eph 1:20 …when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph2:6 …and made us sit TOGETHER in the heavenly places IN Christ Jesus,
Eph2:19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
21. far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
Col 3:1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
2. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
3. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God
Gal 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Gal 3:26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Gal4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!"
Gal 6:18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Misty said...

Sue, you have comforted me with those words.

Mrs. C said...

Amen Brother Scott! Beautifully written! God Bless you Brother!

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. "
Sir Winston Churchill

" A quote from an 1899 book by Winston Churchill, "The River War", in which he describes Muslims he apparently observed during Kitchener's campaign in the Sudan"

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient" Rome. "

Scott said...

Thanks Mrs C - I hope things are progressing well with your "situation" involving work related matters - we've been praying for you two!

Scott said...

Oh, one more thing - to echo what you are saying...I used to work with a physician from Egypt, who described Egypt as a beautiful thriving region - before the Islamic takeover (which really happened years ago) and he says now it breaks his heart to even travel there now, as there is widespread poverty, crime, trash everywhere, loss of infrastructure, and basically an abandonment of all he had previously known. The outcome of radical Islam.

WVBORN56 said...

I was away from my computer since I left for vacation Friday morning (30) hours and I can't believe all I have misssed!

Settled in nicely in our place in Emerald Isle in NC beach...this would be a great place to ascend to our Lord over the Atlantic ocean. Vacation or not...I'm more than ready.

It sounds like things are continuing to heat up in the ME with Egypt and Syria. How much longer before war breaks out?

Keep looking could be soon if this morphs into Isaian 17...the dominos will continue to fall quickly.

Scott said...

WV - glad you dodged the hurricanes!

Its nice down there in Emerald Isle - have been there many times. Yes - things are heating up - Egypt and Turkey are both seemingly foaming at the mouth to attack Israel. and I agree - when the first domino falls, the rest will also fall quickly.

WVBORN56 said...

Thanks Scott...God Bless you for all your work here. It is very much appreciated!

Scott said...

WV - thanks - it really and truly is my pleasure

ally said...

A. Guys I love you sooo much!
B. Scott-how do you do this again and again. Finding ways to lift us in spirit? I still don't think you have a clue as to how much and how many of us you touch. And that goes for every single brethren on this site! You all touch me!
C. Yes, I wish I was at Emerald Isle. It would be a great place to depart from on the great wedding train

Scott said...

That is music to my ears. I sure hope so. But its easy because God has given us so many promises and so much grace and mercy....We just communicate that and then reveal the closeness of His coming. Jesus made this job SO EASY!