Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Headlines: Iran - The Greatest Threat

This first article/video is haunting but very accurate:

Ahmadinejad has been perfectly clear about his intentions for the West. Now, on the verge of attaining nuclear capacity, Iran will only need one small nuclear bomb to wipe out the entire power grid of the United States of America.
How much do you know about the greatest threat to Western civilization, today? Watch now. Knowledge is power. Arm yourselves.

Understanding Bibi's Urgency

This article gives an excellent description of the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam and their end-times beliefs which hinge on the awaited return of the 12th Amam (aka the "mahdi"):

The Twelvers are the largest sect in Shia Islam. In Shia, there were 12 holy Imams, the last one hidden by Allah until the time came for his righteous judgment. Therefore, this group is known as the Twelvers and they await the return of the Mahdi messiah who comes back to lead his people to victory over all foes. After this the Mahdi creates a worldwide just Muslim state. This final apocalypse is interpreted by Iran as war against Israel, which must occur before paradise is established. This is why the Israelis fear a nuclear armed Iran.

The Mahdi is not just a suffering, gentle leader who comes to exhort his followers towards good. Instead, he returns to take up arms and bring in the umma through force. It’s helpful that the Imam is also a sinless person, or is infallible (’isma), who also had the Light of God, passed down from the Prophets. The Prophetic weapons (al-silah) are also at his disposal, being those left behind by the Prophet—his sword, efficacious coat of mail, and short spear (anaza). 

There were a total of twelve imams beginning with Imam Ali. The last imam was Mahmoud al-Mahdi who lived in Samarra, Iraq and was last seen in AD 874. Twelvers believe that al-Mahdi disappeared into “occultation,” hiding in the spirit world, and is still alive. The Mahdi, as the twelfth imam is known, supposedly communicated from the spirit world through intermediaries called Babs, or “gates.” The last Bab died in AD 941, marking the end of the lesser occultation and the beginning of the greater occultation. In the greater occultation, the Mahdi can no longer communicate with earth until he returns to earth shortly before the Final Judgment and the end of the world.
Twelver theology indicates that the twelfth imam will one day return when the world is in a time of great chaos and upheaval. The Mahdi will return to usher in a period of peace and justice under a worldwide Islamic caliphate.

Once again, as seen below we have, in plain language exactly where Egypt stands in terms of Israel (exactly as we would expect, and contrary to the MSM narrative):

Egyptian President's Advisor Describes Israel as 'Occupied Arab Palestine'

An adviser to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday said “removing the constraints of the Camp David [Peace] Accords” with Israel is a top national priority, and referred to Israel as “occupied Arab Palestine.”
“There is land on Egypt’s eastern border called occupied Arab Palestine,” said Saif Al-Dawla in response to a question on Egypt’s future relations with Israel. “This will remain its name till the end of time, and this is a national principle as well as a historic truth.”

This Scandal Could Dwarf 'Fast And Furious'

 – While echoes of the “Fast and Furious” scandal still resound in the White House, another administration decision at the heart of Obama’s Mideast policy may prove even more explosive.
Almost entirely missing from the debate surrounding the anti-U.S. attacks in Libya is the administration’s policy of arming jihadists to overthrow Mideast governments. But in the case of Libya, the arming of jihadists may have directly resulted in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the subsequent murder of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, private security employees and former U.S. Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

Ambassador Stevens was directly involved in arming the rebels, reported Egyptian security officials speaking to WND. Those officials claimed Stevens played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.

The Federal Reserve Destroying The Economy In Secret

The Federal Reserve continues to pump up this "bubble economy" by recklessly printing money and by setting interest rates artificially low, and the U.S. Congress continues to stand aside and allow them to systematically destroy our economy. 

 The U.S. Congress could choose to end this madness at any time, but the truth is that Congress won't even pass a law that would allow the American people to see what is going on over at the Federal Reserve. 

 Congress has voted down every single bill that would authorize a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve.  So the folks over at the Fed will continue to be able to destroy our future in secret.  In fact, back in July Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke actually sent five thank you letters to members of Congress that gave speeches on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives encouraging their fellow lawmakers to vote against the bill to audit the Fed. 
Since the U.S. Congress continues to refuse to do anything to hold the Federal Reserve accountable, the Fed will continue to print unprecedented amounts of money, it will continue to set interest rates insanely low and it will continue to pump up the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world.  Unfortunately, all debt bubbles eventually burst, and when this one does it is going to be a financial nightmare unlike anything we have ever seen before.

At this point our entire financial system is based on debt, and if the debt bubble does not continue to expand the entire thing will collapse.But no financial bubble grows forever.  History has proven that to us over and over.At some point this bubble is going to burst.When it does, we will either experience a deflationary collapse or a hyperinflationary collapse depending on how "the powers that be" respond to what is happening.History has shown us that financial collapse is often accompanied by social upheaval.   Many times it even leads to war.So what will happen to America when our economic collapse happens?That is a very good question.

Faber Warns: 'Everything Will Collapse'

Famed economist Marc Faber appeared on Bloomberg TV with a harsh, direct warning to investors. 

 "U.S. monetary policies will destroy the world," he said, referring to the new round of stimulus - QE3, or "QE Forever" - the Fed plans to launch this year.
As the publisher of the influential Gloom Boom & Doom report, Faber is well-known for making ominous predictions. Many regard him as the first to warn investors to get out of the stock market one week before the October 1987 crash. 
And since the 2008 meltdown, he's been a fierce critic of the Fed's policy of money printing, arguing it only creates a phony recovery.

So it wasn't surprising to hear him speak out against Bernanke's most recent stimulus plan, quantitative easing or QE3.
What was surprising - and frightening - was the level of wealth-destruction he believes will occur. 
According to Faber, "eventually we will have a systematic crisis and everything will collapse."
Faber's not alone. 

A group of his economic peers agree that with more central bank action like QE3, global economic collapse is imminent.  
In a newly released documentary that went viral last month, a team of influential economic experts say they have discovered a "frightening pattern" they believe points to a massive economic catastrophe unlike anything ever seen.
And according to these experts - who have presented their findings to the United Nations, the UK Parliament and a long list of world governments - the catastrophe may happen well before Americans hit the polls in November.

"What this pattern represents is a dangerous countdown clock that's quickly approaching zero," said Keith Fitz-Gerald, the Chief Investment Strategist for the Money Map Press, who predicted the 2008 oil shock, the credit default swap crisis that helped bring about the recession, and the Greek and European fiscal catastrophe that is still wreaking havoc until this day.
"The resulting chaos is going to crush Americans."
Dr. Moors warns this type of unsustainable road to collapse can be seen today in our energy, food and water production. All are tightly connected and contributing to the economic disaster that lies directly ahead. 

"And what's really disturbing about these findings is that the pattern isn't limited to our economy. We found the same catastrophic pattern in our energy, food, and water systems as well."
According to Martenson, these systems could all implode at the same time. 
"Food, water, energy, money. Everything." 

Police Stop Prayers Outside White House

Dozens of people have already been arrested over the weekend for kneeling and praying in front of the White House.
ActsFive29, a group of like-minded, pro-life defenders launched the D.C. prayer rally knowing their members could indeed be arrested, but asserting it’s worth it, because, “The future of religious freedom in America is at risk.”
The group claims Acts 5:29 – “But Peter and the Apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than men’” – as their basis for protesting the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services mandate requiring employer-provided health insurance cover birth control measures.

“Obamacare will force institutions, churches and individuals to purchase abortion-inducing drugs and pay for sterilization and abortion in direct opposition to their beliefs, conscience and historic teachings of the Church,” says the group. “With the recent Supreme Court ruling affirming Obamacare, the future of religious freedom in America is at risk and in grave danger of being entirely wiped out.”
On Saturday afternoon, 22 members of the group knelt on the sidewalk in prayer and were arrested by Capitol Police, with the prayer rally (and possible arrests) planned to continue through Oct. 2.

Bryan Kemper, director of youth outreach at Priests for Life, told WND that he was arrested on Saturday afternoon for kneeling on the sidewalk near the White House while holding a sign that said, “Stand Up for Religious Freedom.”
“I am here today as a father of seven children who is willing to lose my freedom to protect my children’s future freedom,” he told WND. “I was arrested yesterday when I knelt and prayed holding a sign for religious freedom, and I will kneel and pray again today, risking arrest again.”

“We must take this stand now, or we will have no freedom to do so tomorrow,” he said. “I will obey God rather than man.”
He finished, “The HHS mandate violates God’s law and forces us to sin, and I will not comply.”

And the article (which includes a video) concludes with this ominous quote:

Swindell told WND that just four years ago she was arrested and deported from communist China for standing up for religious freedom there.
“I stood in Tiananmen Square holding a banner that said, ‘Jesus Christ is King’ and was arrested,” Swindell said. “I never imagined that just four years later I’d be standing in front of the White House risking the very same thing.”

Should we really expect anything different as we approach the Tribulation?


Anonymous said...

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Douglas said...

And yet most people will carry on not knowing that anything has been lost, and thinking things are the same as before. We are truly the last generation, don't let yourselves get depressed because things may be delayed for a few months. God has a plan which is being completed. He gives everyone the opportunity to get on board.

WVBORN56 said...

The stage setting continues at record pace based on today's posted headlines. On the one hand I become highly agitated with the evil being forced upon our great nation and excited on the other hand with the quickly approaching coming of our Lord!


Scott said...

WV - I have the same feelings, so I can relate to that

Scott said...

By the way, how is the recovery coming along?

WVBORN56 said...

Scott thanks for asking...the recovery is wonderful. It has been a great opportunity to witness of God's involvement in our lives. His fingerprints were all over my situation from beginning to end. The only think left to regain is feeling in my chest near the incision. It is still a bit numb but my endurance is much improved.

ChristineInCleveland said...

I was talking to a co-worker today that I've been getting to know for awhile now... Not a Christian but sense could be one of these days. We were discussing all the terrorism with in the ME & it kinda naturally led to my reason for hope, as things keep looming so ominous as we approach the election. I slipped in how I was waiting on the return of Jesus as my Savior & don't think we have much longer left.... *crickets* I continued on, moving forward...Debbie does use profanity in casual conversation & I politely overlook it, as this is a secular woman by all indications. However I felt the prompt in my spirit to 'drop a seed'... Now its planted & I ask your prayers for someone or something to 'water' so Debbie will turn to Jesus before the clock runs out. Funny, I had just prayed last night to let the Lord use me any way possible to advance His Glory... May we ALL be used in a powerful way to lead others to the only Hope this world really has... Maranatha! :)

Waterer said...

Praying for Debbie and for Ally this morning!