Thursday, March 1, 2012

In The News:

A nuclear-armed Iran would indeed pose an existential threat to Israel. Despite the efforts of Western officials to paint Iran's religious rulers as ultimately rational, the actions of the ayatollahs over the past 30 years have shown they are on a jihad-fuelled mission.

... simply allowing Iran to possess a nuclear weapon would significantly upset the regional and global balance.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu understands this.

"Everyone needs to understand that if we're worried today about rising oil prices we shall be far more worried if Iran, heaven forbid, gains control over the energy centers in the Persian Gulf," Netanyahu told Israel Radio, referencing the regional Iranian hegemony most Arab states fear should the Islamic Republic go nuclear. "Iran would be able to dictate far higher oil prices and, by so doing, choke the world economy."

Netanyahu continued by insisting that "anyone who is interested in stopping the manipulative use of oil production, its influence on world markets, the threats to the world's economies, must also for that reason enlist to stop Iran's nuclear race."

The Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest and one of America's most influential Christian leaders, has embarked on an effort to heal divisions between evangelical Christians and Muslims by partnering with Southern California mosques and proposing a set of theological principles that includes acknowledging that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

Huh? Did I read that correctly?

The effort, informally dubbed King's Way, caps years of outreach between Warren and Muslims. Warren has broken Ramadan fasts at a Mission Viejo mosque, met Muslim leaders abroad and addressed 8,000 Muslims at a national convention in Washington D.C.

The men presented a document they co-authored outlining points of agreement between Islam and Christianity. The document affirms that Christians and Muslims believe in "one God" and share two central commandments: "love of God" and "love of neighbor." The document also commits both faiths to three goals: Making friends with one another, building peace and working on shared social service projects. The document quotes side-by-side verses from the Bible and the Koran to illustrate its claims.

"We agreed we wouldn't try to evangelize each other," said Turk. "We'd witness to each other but it would be out of 'Love Thy Neighbor,' not focused on conversion."

As their economic orgy fades to its inevitable end, the people of Greece find themselves in a country that resembles more of a debtor's prison than a representative democracy. The Greeks have sold their freedom for a mess of pottage. If the United States is not careful, we could soon find ourselves in a very similar situation.

Unlike the former Soviet Union, there was no violent Marxist "revolution" in Greece. Freedom was taken from the country's citizens without a single shot being fired. The Greeks squandered their freedom by electing, time and again, politicians who promised an unsustainable socialist utopia. The Greeks committed political suicide by creating socialism without guns.

The Greek politicians will do as they are told, not by their constituents, but by a number of international organizations and committees. In short, the Greeks have managed to create a situation in which they no say in their future.

In ancient Rome, the paterfamilias had the power of life or death over his children from birth onward. After a baby was born, the midwife put it on the floor. If the father picked the child up, it was formally a member of the family. If not, the infant was exposed to the elements on a hillside, where it would die of exposure or be devoured by wild animals. Sometimes the child was picked up by slave-dealers, who were interested in raising the children to a marketable age, then selling them for work in such professions as prostitution.

The Roman father's absolute right to kill his children was challenged by Christians, who, along with those who followed Judaism, forbade infanticide.

Eventually, due to the influence of Christianity, infanticide was almost completely erased from the West. Parents' absolute right to do what they wished with their newborn children was bounded by the law, even though the practice would continue sporadically outside the law. Direct advocacy for and promulgation of infanticide virtually died out, with the notable exception of dictatorial regimes such as the Third Reich.

Until now.

Recently, advocates for the parental right to kill unwanted newborns have appeared in the forms of Drs. Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, whose paper for the Australian Journal of Medical Ethics advocates "after birth abortion."

The slippery slope argument has long been scorned by the liberal left, who adamantly denied that born human beings would also eventually be subject to death sentences handed out to the unborn. Preposterous, the left cried. A logical fallacy! Never would happen! "B" does not follow "A"!

But Giubilini and Minerva have used the slippery slope argument in favor of infanticide, thereby showing that pro-life advocates correctly predicted such a logical development.

Russia has upgraded a surveillance station it maintains in Syrian territory in order to provide Iran early warning of an Israeli attack, according to the Israeli security-related blog Debkafile.

Since the upgrade, its range reportedly extends to all parts of Israel and Jordan and as far south as the northern part of Saudi Arabia.

The surveillance station, located south of Damascus, had been able to monitor air traffic inIsrael as far south as Tel Aviv, as well as northern Jordan and western Iraq.

According to the report, Russia has introduced cutting-edge technology to the station and expanded its manpower.

Russia has taken a firm stand against any military attack on Iran or any attempt to force Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said this week that Russia is concerned about the threat of an attack against Iran.

“If it happens, the fallout would be truly catastrophic,” he said, also warning that any outside attempt to displace Mr. Assad would openSyria to “a Libyan scenario.”

Iranian Tanks, Hizbullah Hit Squads In Homs

The top general for the Syria Free Army accused Iran and Hizbullah of activly aiding Damascus in quelling dissent in the country.

"Iranian armored divisions are fighting alongside the forces of Assad, and Hizbullah is also supporting the regime," SFA Gen. Hussam Awac, a former sension general with said.

Awac, a former senior officer in Syria'sAir Force Intelligence, said the Iranian forces were being hosted in Syria by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.


Anonymous said...

Allah had no son that died for our sins. How can a "god" with no son be the same as a God with a son? To deny Jesus is to deny God.

Anonymous said...

One more thing..Notice all of the earthquaked in Turkey and surrounding areas. I have watched the earthquake monitor for many months on a daily basis, and just recently have they started having these daily earthquakes. I have a feeling there is going to be a large one soon...

Anonymous said...

And yet, stocks continue their UPWARD PUSH.....AAPL and Nasdaq at
new highs vs the qqq.....

GOLD and SILVER also up BUT not
ANYTHING like the nasty crash
yesterday, 2 29 12

I cannot say for sure that BULLS are
done, they probably are not. Which
means the END will be delayed yet again.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

ONE more thing I neglected to mention
and BOY is it sad......

ALL THESE ATTEMPTS to pacify bulls
are working alright, BUT the wrong
way, cause by the time this stupid
world wakes up to REALITY, Iran
will have the bomb IF they do not
already have it.


Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>

Alice said...

Well said, Anonymous! (first post)

Isn't it the Wycliff Bible that recently announced they will be using Allah in place of God in the text? Perhaps Rick Warren will want to order a few thousand for his congregation.... :(

Anonymous said...

In any case, Mr. Warren needs to
reread his Bible. If my Grandmother
were still here, she would really
give him some words, I tell 'ya...

Hal Lindsey says in BLOOD MOON that their God, ALLAH, is in the moon.

THEN WHY IS IT that when man went
to the moon in JUL 1969 he did not
find Allah ?? There is a USA flag
up there, BUT NO ALLAH ??

Surely if this ALLAH were for real,
the mission to the moon WOULD have
found him right ??


In any case, please go to >>>>>>

This Mr. Colburn is pretty smart.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>