Money, after all, is backed by assets currently and thus to some degree a nation-state – and those who run it – need to be able to claim domination over their "resources." And these resources are people. One needs to prove clearly, for a variety of international purposes, then, that one has full control over one's citizens and their earning power.
This necessity in the modern fiat-money era would explain the growing determination of US officials and those from other countries to extend not only their justice system but their taxing (and banking) system worldwide.
And yet ... the idea strikes us as a kind of totalitarian one. Throughout human history people have left their homes to escape abusive and authoritarian governments. Only the modern era with its web of repatriation agreements and fledging global justice system has begun to create a countertrend.
Tyranny flourishes where there is no recourse. The idea being put forth is that "justice" is what governments say that it is and if a government proclaims someone a criminal there should be networks in place to ensure that person is returned.
This is part of a larger trend – dominant social theme – that law is not perceived as natural but as "official." The law is simply what the state says it is. It is the reason that the US can confidently dispatch FBI agents around the world to arrest Megaupload's Kim Dotcom on charges that are so flimsy they have all but fallen apart.
And that is just a single, tiny example of the larger trend that is establishing a supra-law enforcement network across the world. The FBI – supposedly a US domestic law enforcement agency – is now established in perhaps 100 countries or more and performing various intelligence gathering with or without the permission of the given country.
Now we read that China is setting up a similar network for criminal repatriation around the world. It really is a good deal like 1984 where the powers-that-be hope to be able to enforce any law or gather any tax – no matter how outrageous – by virtue of a global presence and interlocking treaties.
Some members of the U.S. military were busy in Miami Thursday night as they conducted exercises in Downtown Miami.
CBS4 captured video of Black Hawk helicopters flying over the city as part of a joint military training exercise.
The training is designed to ensure that military personnel are able to operate in urban areas and to focus on preparations for overseas deployment. It also serves as a mandatory training certification requirement.
Army Training Drill Scares Residents: Exercise Takes Over On Houston's South Side
The sight of Army helicopters and the sound of gunfire created a lot of concern Monday afternoon in one Houston neighborhood.
We received a lot of phones calls, Tweets and Facebook posts from worried neighbors, wondering what was going on.
SkyEye 13 HD was over the south side where at first look, it appeared there was a massive SWAT scene happening.
With military helicopters flying above her southeast Houston neighborhood, Frances Jerrals didn't know what to think.
"When you see this, you think the worst. When you hear this, you think the worst," Jerrals said.
And so, she passed along her concern.
"She told me 'don't come home it sounds like we're in a war zone. Guns, shooting, helicopters flying around the house,'" Isaac Robertson Jr. said.
The U.S. Army along with other agencies took over the old Carnegie Vanguard High School near Scott and Airport. There were armed men in fatigues, plenty of weapons and what many thought were real live rounds
"I felt like I was in a warzone." Jerrals said. "It was nonstop. I was terrified."
Turns out, it was a multi-agency training drill that Jerrals wished would have come with warning.
"They could have done a better job in notifying the neighborhood," Jerrals said.
The Army did not give any details of what the training is for. Some people we spoke to needed no explanation.
The base for the robotic, unmanned aircraft would likely be located inNiger, on the eastern border of Mali, where French forces are currently waging a campaign against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official told the New York Times.
The airfield would allow for better intelligence gathering by unarmed drones on the movement of AQIM and other militants, which Washington considers a growing threat.
If the plan is approved, up to 300 US military service members and contractors could be sent to the base to operate the drone aircraft.
US Africa Command was also looking at an alternative location for the base in Burkina Faso, the official said.
President Obama last week began his second term by promising that "a decade of war is now ending." As he spoke, the US military was rapidly working its way into another war, this time in the impoverished African country of Mali. As far as we know, the US is only providing transport and intelligence assistance to France, which initiated the intervention then immediately called Washington for back-up and funding. However, even if US involvement is limited and, as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said, US boots on the ground are not being considered "at this time," this clearly is developing into another war. As usual, the mission is creeping.
Media questions as to whether the US has Special Operations forces, drones, or CIA paramilitary units active in Mali are unanswered by the administration. Congress has asked few questions and demanded few answers from the president. As usual, it was not even consulted. But where does the president get the authority to become a co-combatant in French operations in Mali, even if US troops are not yet overtly involved in the attack?
How did we get to Mali? Blowback and unintended consequences played key roles. When the president decided to use the US military to attack Libya in 2011, Congress was not consulted. The president claimed that UN and NATOauthority for the use of US military force were sufficient and even superior to any kind of congressional declaration. Congress once again relinquished its authority, but also its oversight power, by remaining silent. That meant the difficult questions such as why the action is necessary, what it would entail and what kind of unintended consequences we might see if the operation does not go exactly as planned were neither asked nor answered.
According to New York state Senator Greg Ball (R), the Department of Homeland Security is seeking7,000 self-defense weapons--all of which are AR-15 variants.
These are the very weapons Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Joe Manchin (D-WV), have been telling us nobody needs for self-defense. Apparently, DHS disagrees.
As I wrote on January 14th, a "Personal Defense Weapons Solicitation" was circulated within DHS describing an AR-15 variant as "suitable for personal defense." Now, 7,000 such weapons are being sought.
DHS is also seeking 30 round magazines for use with all the rifles.
22 Signs That America Is Transforming Into North Korea
Unfortunately, the United States of America is becoming more like North Korea with each passing day. North Korea is a totalitarian police state hellhole where the state rules supreme, the “leader” is lavishly worshipped, no dissent is tolerated, and the government micromanages everything. America is supposed to be the opposite of that, but now Barack Obama is implementing his version of “change” and he has promised to engage in the “remaking” of this nation and to transform it “brick by brick“. A tremendous “cult of personality” has been built up around Obama, and under his leadership the U.S. government has become larger and more repressive than ever before. But do we really want to “change” America so that it more closely resembles totalitarian regimes such as North Korea, communist China, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany? After all, all of those regimes have a nightmarish history of brutality and death.
Let us learn the hard lessons that history has tried to teach us. We don’t want to go down the same path that North Korea, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and communist China have traveled.
There is an absolutely amazing National Geographic documentary that shows what life is like inside North Korea. You can view it on YouTube right here. We don’t want our children and our grandchildren to someday live in a nation like that.
Freedom and liberty are precious things. They are very hard to win, and they are very easy to lose.
Let us not be the generation that loses everything that our forefathers worked so hard to build.
This article should be read in full. Below are just a few of the most germane quotes:
Each and every day now Obama and his syndicate government are pushing harder and harder for the removal of all of our liberties, in order to place us into slavery and create a permanent police state. Even the most dense on the far Left are now aware—some only vaguely—that things are not as they should be. However, the further Left one goes, the more perverse and unstable one becomes.
Members of the Obama syndicate and the growing New World Order globalist elites long ago came out into the open with their plans.
From Agenda 21 (to steal all private property and move humans from rural environments to urban centers where their movements and population numbers will be easier to manipulate and control), through the removal of all human rights (while the “overseers” say they are actually installing them)—in America that’s nullifying the US Constitution and substituting it with ObamaLaw—and replacing the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob with the worship of Lucifer (also known as atheism and Islam), our planned overseers are now daily stripping us of everything we have and punishing our beliefs if they do not subscribe to the worship of both their malevolent vision and dark lord. This is what’s occurring. It’s directly in front of us, now, and in our faces.
There are, also, multiple books outlining his tyrannical plans and their implementation, including his expert use of the Cloward-Piven Strategy, which teaches overwhelming the US system on every level. I will not and cannot address them all here. However, Richard Poe is also one who writes about this insidious plan in his 2005 article The Cloward-Piven Strategy: “Their article called for “cadres of aggressive organizers” to use “demonstrations to create a climate of militancy.”
These cities include but, are not limited to Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and Boulder. This is a first in our history as a nation. The populations are not warned ahead of time, in order to create the maximum amount of fear of their government. Obama used the helicopters to fly over residents in Worchester, Massachusetts, and literally dive-bombed residents’ homes waking them up at midnight and his latest escalation in Obama’s ongoing war against US citizens was a fly-over and joint military-local police exercise conducted this month in Miami, FL.
A sinister airborne surveillance camera gives the U.S. military the ability to track movements in an entire city like a real-time Google Street View.
The ARGUS-IS array can be mounted on unmanned drones to capture an area of 15 sq/miles in an incredible 1,800MP - that's 225 times more sensitive than an iPhone camera.
From 17,500ft the remarkable surveillance system can capture objects as small as 6in on the ground and allows commanders to track movements across an entire battlefield in real time.
As technology increases, so does the necessary 'equipment' needed for a world-wide totalitarian state. The capability now exists for a variety of technological advances which would be required for a worldwide dictator to track individuals, to institute a worldwide financial system ('mark of the beast'), and to monitor and/or track virtually any individual who would oppose such a dictator or refuse to take 'the mark'. This wasn't possible a decade ago, but now it is, as we approach the end of this generation.
The road has been paved. All it awaits now is it's leader.
This is all so chilling. My Momma and my Daddy have been in Heaven for a little over twelve years now, and as much as I miss them and can't wait to see them, I'm glad they aren't here to witness all of this.
Daddy fought in WWII and was wounded and decorated many times for bravery. His oldest sister lost her husband at the Battle of the Bulge. He and my Daddy were close friends. He lost many close friends during that time - some were right next to him when they died.
I cannot imagine what he, my Momma, my aunt, and all the others of that generation must have gone through. And not just that generation - all who have fought so bravely for the rights of - not just Americans, but all mankind. They kept us and are still keeping us all safe. But what of the future? I cannot believe this man our troops are to call CIC.
Daddy wouldn't recognize what is now our America. I'm glad he's not here to wonder why it's become like this and why nothing is being done.
Daddy, I'm praying as hard as I can. I realize there is no stopping prophecy and of that I am glad because I am so ready to go home. The senseless slaughter of so many people makes me so angry and so sad at the same time. ... and for "leaders" to be orchestrating these mass murders ... oooohhhhhh!!!!! If it makes me feel like this, how must our Father feel?!
Lord Jesus, I pray that today hearts will be softened and that people will be drawn to you - that you will put the right ones in their path to witness to them. Please give them that extra measure of faith they need to accept your incredible gift of salvation. And please, Lord, for those of us here, please give us extra faith to get us through the days without fear. Use us as you need us, dearest Lord, for you have told us that the harvest is white, but the workers are few. Here I am, Lord. Send me.
Much love to you all, dearest family. Remember - today is the day that the Lord has made - be sure to rejoice in it.
PS: Waterer, bless your heart! We've just been through that nasty sickness as well. No fun! I pray for a divine healing for you all! Just a suggestion - I've found that when I'm really down and/or feeling ill that if I listen to praise music, it really helps. I think you're from my generation - do you remember the Christian group, "Harvest"? Even if you haven't - please go to you tube and look them up. There is a series of videos that are linked together of a concert they did in Dallas back in the '80's. It is awesome! The worship, Word, and witnessing are very much worth listening to. Here's the link:
I've got it going now. Glory to our Lord and Savior today and always!
I just thought of something weird...Assad is in a corner with no where to go. What if he has a nuke and destroys Damascus...blames Israel? I dunno...just a thought...e
Thank you Elizabeth! That is how I went to sleep last night. I will check this youtube out.
Goodness Sister Elizabeth your family has sacrificed greatly for this grateful nation!
Im a wee bit confused though as your the only "Elizabeth" that has posted over time here, and you originally said you were from Australia? Did you move there? :)
That is not what Scripture says. It will be Israel that destroys Damascus.
I'm not trying to pick a fight...and please forgive my ignorance...the bible says that Damascus will be destroyed...where does it say by whom?
There is no “ignorance” to forgive :) We are all studying His Word together. First we have to understand that this war, is the beginning of the end of the Church Age. This is it, the beginning. God is narrating through Isaiah His Proclamation of Judgement to come against Damascus. He begins by telling us in Verse 1 that Damascus is destroyed, never to be occupied again. Verse 2 He tells us that Jordan is next to fall. Verse 3 He tells us that the West Bank will also fall, and then tells us that His People, Israel will take the Syrians captive.
This is Gods answer to the Prayer of Psalm 83. God will have done to the Syrians, by His People Israel, what they had done to Israel centuries ago. His purpose of this Judgment is to be executed by His People. It is not done by Him, or He would very clearly say it, as for example He tells us of His participation at the end. In addition we know that He is observing this war until it reaches critical mass. That being that Israel at the end of this war, is about to be completely wiped out by her surrounding enemies. At that moment, because He always preserves a Remnant of His People, is when God Himself steps forward, to rebuke these enemy nations. This stepping forward, from observer to participant is the beginning of His Return to His People. When that is complete in the quickly following Ezekiel 38 war, we the Church will be gone! Praise God Forever!
There must have been another Elizabeth who posted that was from Australia. I was born and reared in SC and lived here all of my life. To keep away from confusion, perhaps I should sign as Elizabeth SC? I'll try to remember to do that.
Your Biblical knowledge is such a blessing to me. Thank you for keeping us straight!
In His love,
Elizabeth (from SC and proud to be a Sandlapper!)
Dear Mrs.C and Scott and others,
This may appear as a response to Mrs.C.’s very cogent explanation of Is 17. Actually I have spent the afternoon trying understand the history of the wars in that area. ( Huge birds eye scan on Biblical History where I zoned in on Damascus.)
I also spent some considerable time in maps. I was trying to pinpoint these areas more accurately for my own understanding. Curiously I began this because I was wondering about the line in Is 17:9
9 In that day their strong cities, which they left because of the Israelites, will be like places abandoned to thickets and undergrowth. And all will be desolation.
I was wondering if this could be the Golan Hts and referring to their loss of 70% of the Golan in the recent wars (6day etc)Specifically I wondered if this was past tense . In other words, they had previously lost these and now they are ruined with the destruction of Damascus. This is the line which I think you read as Israel caused this war and I’m wondering if it has a different meaning. When I looked at Aroer I found that this was southern Jordan. And most interesting was the verse
The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim,
and royal power from Damascus;
the remnant of Aram will be
like the glory of the Israelites,”
declares the LORD Almighty.
When I studied these by both name and location I was surprised to see that Ephraim is east and a tat north of Jerusalem. Including Tel Aviv. Aram was Syrians.
This has been a harder passage for me to understand in Last days prophecies because unlike Mrs;’C’s great explanation,there are not words like “In the latter days” Or in that time of jacob’s trouble. There is not a written explanation as in Is 2 .He uses the phrase:on that day there will be and describes a judgment but I do not see a key word or phrase to connect this with the beginning of the end. ( I WANT to see that I just don’t)
What I do see is the last section
12 Oh, the raging of many nations—
they rage like the raging sea!
Oh, the uproar of the peoples—
they roar like the roaring of great waters!
13 Although the peoples roar like the roar of surging waters,
when he rebukes them they flee far away,
driven before the wind like chaff on the hills,
like tumbleweed before a gale.
14 In the evening, sudden terror!
Before the morning, they are gone!
This is the portion of those who loot us,
the lot of those who plunder us.
I think this correlates with judgment of many in the way I read it. It does not connect me to Damascus being destroyed but I think it sounds more like the Gog Magog war fought in the hills/
I am trying to Biblically get this and not be just carried along by current events which most definitely are heaped up with meaning.
SO a question. Do you see Tel Aviv as the fortified city in Ephrain being wiped out ?
And 2 from rules of interpretation could this whole chapter have parts that are double references with the finale being tied to judgments He describes as coming in Is 2?
If you don’t have time to answer I will understand. I have the flu and after sleeping have been spending the whole afternoon at this. An extravagance of time you may not have.
When someone ask you, where in the scriptures you can find it, you must be honest to give the scripture and if there is no direct scriptures, just say no.
What you are giving Mrs C, is your own OPINION and not the scriptures, You might be right but there is also a probability that you are wrong.
You must weigh the scriptures, isaiah 17, is the prophecy for damascus? or for West Bank? Or for Jordan?
cities of Aroer may also mean cities abandoned/desolated (like cities of Alepo, Homs etc., The fortress in Ephraim may mean as the Northern tribe/part of Israel as Isaiah saw it during his days, and may mean the military bases in the northern part of Israel.
We must also be honest that nowhere in Isaiah 17 you can find that it is the beginning of the end of church age, the Church will live forever and will have no end.
Regarding Psalms 83, It maybe a prayer but Psalms is full of prophetic chapter, Like Psalms 22 particular in vs 16, this is david prayer but david was not pierced in the hands and feet, but was fulfilled literally in Jesus Christ.
If psalms 83 is still future surely it will be fulifilled first if not simultanously with Isa 17 because of syria.
but if psalms 83 is the Arab-Palestenin- Israel war of 1948, no need to look to far.
Sheba and Dedan are famously consider by some to be the Jordanian/Saudi arabia, and yet they did not warn Gog (ezekiel 38 war) if they truly have known God during the psalms 83.
Ask yourself Isa 17 is full of "In that day" what day?
Before damscus is ruin or
when damascus is in ruin?
Isaiah began Isa 17
"The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap"
Now that's how Isaiah saw it in his vision...
whoever did it, Isaiah did'nt mentioned, but what will happen "in that day"...My opinion of course.
OK....I figure God just knows his people, some warrior mentality, some passive, some healers, and so forth. I am getting a little down reading some of these blogs.
I believe everyone is right on track, spiritual warfare is at large in correlation of events happening versus Bible Prophecies; but I will spiritally fight evil oppressors and die before just giving in. Surely most will rise up and fight this oppression? No?
I do enjoy the update information provided at this site very much. I like the Bibical verses. I just want to believe there is hope right this moment; we all know we win in the very end. But right now, I want us all to experience the joy God wants us to have.
I will try to answer your questions, but I too am fighting the flue and it is worse with my disability.
So here goes :)
All of Isaiah 17, has not yet been fulfilled. It is a future event. Forgive me, but I did not say that Israel “causes this war”. I said that God begins this Chapter by telling us of the utter destruction of Damascus. He continues to describe this war as it escalates, Verse by Verse. Again, it begins with Damascus, then Jordan, then the West Bank.
Isaiah 17:9 In context, is God speaking of the desolation of Israel, not Damascus.
Isaiah 17:2 God is speaking of the ruin of Jordan
Isaiah 17:3 God is describing the taking down of the West Bank, Damascus also, and whom ever is left “the remnant of Syria” will be the captives of Israel. This is a direct Judgment from God for what Syria did to Israel in history. Devastating the Northern Tribes of Israel, which btw, Isaiah would have been aware of. Here is a link for an ancient map of Israel
Up until this point, Damascus has been destroyed, then Jordan, then the West Bank (Ephraim), and Israel takes captive any “remnant” of Syria. So Israel up until this point, is winning. But then as this battle continues, as Brother Hal Lindsey used to say, something “catastrophic” happens to Israel.
Isaiah 17:4-11 God is now speaking of the suffering and devastation that happens to His People in this war. It is a continuing event that He is describing. He tells of this awful event against Israel, by describing that Israel will face “desolation”. In addition, He tells us why He allows this to happen to them, and how He leaves only a few of His People for the “sake” of His People to continue. That is what Verse 9 is speaking of.
Isaiah 17:12-13 God describes the continuing event of this war. He has allowed His People to suffer greatly, and as He says, there is “desolation” for them. Israel is severely wounded and now the evil surrounding nations want to rush in to finish her off. This is when God Himself steps out of His observing status, and actually rebukes these nations Himself. This is extremely significant, a moment in all of time. This is the beginning of the end of the Church Age. Why? Because Almighty God of Israel is beginning to turn His attention back to His People, not the Church. It is His Preparation to fully reveal Himself and restore His Covenant with His People in the quickly following Ezekiel 38 war. The Church is gone, the Church Age is over, God is back with His People.
Isaiah 14 God continues by concluding, and returning to the primary subject of His Proclamation, and that is Damascus. To simplify it, He is saying that in conclusion, Damascus will be gone in one day. How do we know its Damascus in the final Verse? Because first, He is concluding with the primary subject, but more importantly, it is the Syrians, Damascus, that decimated His People so long ago. They are the ones that “spoiled” and “robbed” the Israel’s and He is saying basically, this is His Judgment on them for what they did. As for the other nations that “rush” in to try to finish off Israel, woe to them, because they will have severe Judgments against them as written in Ezekiel Chapters 25-32.
Sorry Anon and all.The last thing I want is warfare.
If my comment gets you down I am sorry.
There is no need what so ever to apologize to these "anons". You did nothing. Their only purpose is to sew divisiveness and untruth. It is very sad but factually true. Their concerns are only for themselves, not true fellowship and the sharing of Gods Word. They want all the glory, all the attention, and none to God. We are well aware of who they are, well aware. I will caution you Sister, that these "Christians" hide behind many different names, anons, and their key boards. God knows who they are, and again, so do we. Sadly, they ingratiate themselves to dear innocent Brothers & Sisters here, but their intentions are not good. Be careful is all I will say. This is the Internet, after all...no one knows who they are truly speaking, sharing with unless they meet them face to face...time is very, very short for all of this…
Thank you Mrs. C. That was helpful and clear.I will click on the maps site.
I hope you are taking tamiflu too although there is little relief the time is shortened by a day or more.
Prayers for you.
West Bank? Are you talking of the palestine?
We must remember eze 38 indicate that Israel is gathered and with wealth and living in peace. If eze 38 comes after isa17, Israel must not be so devastated.
But i hope that after this war (isa 17) and the simultaneous collapse of egypt. Isa 19 and the divison of the land will bring peace in the middle east... Then sudden destruction (like a thief in the night)
Also joel 3:2-4 indicate that the land was divided, presence of palestine, tyre and zidon when the Lord gathered the nations in the valley of Jehosaphat.
Just a few to consider.
Thank you KR, because of my disability, I cant take a lot of different stuff...have to be careful how it effects me :(
Anyway, hope the explanation helped :) and in case you havent caught the news, better be prepared for tomorrows weather coing in the middle of the night tomorrow! Sounds like nasty weather…
Prayers for you too...
It is really hard to say what will happen next. i will NOT speculate like many on this blog are doing.
what I WILL SAY is that stocks are
only 30 points from 14,000....
at the high this past session.
I really have no idea where BULLS are going with this.....there are
MANY DIVERGENCES showing up in
the price structure, all negative.
this is a very dangerous situation.
IT can COME APART at any time.
stocks are in a BUBBLE, for sure.
alot of keys stocks are really falling, NOT just aapl.
Something is going to happen.
and it is NOT GOOD for bulls.
What Israel will have after that war.
Existing Peace with Jordan/Saudi, peace with palestine, syria desolated (no worries), egypt collapses and afraid of judah (isa 19), basically peace with the immediate neighbours.
Just what it needs to fulfill eze 38 (Israel gathered in the land, with wealth and in peace).
Then when they say peace...sudden destruction (eze 38) (like a thief in the night)
Where I live it is 9:24 so some of you folks live different time zones I suspect. I enjoyed reading rest of blogs. After dinner, movie, I decided to read articles once more and want to say; no worries. Anon newcomer is on same page with you folks. I enjoy the informative dialogue, updated events, and comfort zone. Everyone get well. I don't want the flu and so far have not had it. I have to go Florida see family in two weeks and need to stay healthy. Wishing everyone quick recovery.
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