Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Updates From The Epicenter

There are so many pertinent articles in circulation, I'll just introduce each briefly:

The Obama administration allowed into government agencies Islamic groups and activists tied to the Muslim Brotherhood who now influence U.S. anti-terrorism policies and endanger the nation, charges a newly released book.
In “Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama from Office,” New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott document Obama not only aided the rise to power of Islamic extremist groups in the Middle East but ushered likeminded extremists into the gates of the White House, with Muslim Brotherhood groups serving on important national security advisory boards.

The book further raises questions about whether the Obama administration exposed national security information to U.S. enemies through Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, who has deep personal and family associations with Islamic extremists and even terrorist organizations, according to Klein and Elliott.

Last night, the president granted interviews to six networks to make his case regarding the use of force in Syria. The same president who made the case that the Benghazi attack was all about a video, and who promised “to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.” Tomorrow will mark the one year anniversary of that attack, and no one has been brought to justice. Perhaps Obama may yet learn that once one has squandered one’s credibility, it is impossible to regain it.

By contrast, Vladimir Putin, who previously demonstrated his contempt for the president by granting Edward Snowden asylum, has taken control of the crisis in such a way that, at the very least, he has likely bought even more time for his Syrian ally to make preparation for any conflict with the U.S., even as he appears statesmanlike in the process. Putin’s ability to easily outmaneuver Obama will not be lost on other Middle East leaders.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon have until now patted  themselves on the back for striking a balanced and cautious stance which kept Israel secure in the course of the nearly three-year old Syrian conflict. However, President Barack Obama’s decision to put US military action against Syria on hold - unveiled in six US TV interviews Tuesday, Sept. 10 - leaves Israel exposed to a major threat: Bashar Assad’s chemical warfare capability which is left intact.
By buying into Moscow’s proposal to place Syria’s chemical arsenal under international oversight (picked up from a possible throwaway comment by US Secretary of State John Kerry), Obama has in fact opened the door to the “Iranian syndrome.”

For Israel this is a fiasco. The Netanyahu government’s rationale for sticking to the Obama administration’s line on the Syrian conflict was that it would eventually bring about the break-up - or at least the weakening - of the Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah axis.
But now, President Obama has led his Syria strategy into a blind alley, leaving the axis stronger than ever before and Israel in the lurch.

Kerry says that the mainrebel opposition, the Free Syrian Army, under General Idriss is secular and that the number of Islamist fighters is relatively small.  Vladimir Putin says Kerry is lying, and the reports from the people on the ground tend to confirm Putin’s view that the majority of the rebel fighters are Islamists, and that if Assad is defeated they will easily rout General Idriss’ forces and take control of Syria.  Is that the outcome we want

Assad has the support of Christians, Alawites, Alevi, Sufi and Shia.  What happens to them if Syria becomes a Sunni Saudi like Wahabi theocracy under the control of Salafists?  How have Christians fared in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia since the start of the so-called Arab Spring?  Have we thought through what effect a military strike on Syria will have on Hezbollah, Hamas, the Kurds, Israel, Lebanon and Iran?  Obama has expressed the opinion that by striking Syria the U.S. will be showing Iran that it had better not develop nuclear weapons.  But would “an unbelievably small strike” really deter them, or would it just make us look impotent?  What if the strike is ineffective?  Is our commitment to prevent Assad from ever again using chemical weapons open-ended?  Even if the strike is effective, might that not spur the Iranians to accelerate their nuclear weapons program as a deterrent against U.S. interference in their internal affairs?  If we get involved in the Syrian war, do we have an exit strategy?

Mouaz Moustafa, patriot of four countries, none of which is the United States, appears to be holding McCain’s hand on Syria through the Syrian Emergency Task Force. And the Syrian Emergency Task Force appears to be funded by “prominent” Syrians in the United States. It’s not technically a foreign organization. Technically.
One member of the SETF’s Board of Trustees/Board of Directors, Dr. Jihad Qaddour, was also a trustee of the Muslim American Society, which is a front for the Muslim Brotherhood.
It’s strange that no one has called attention to the fact that a group headed by people with such extreme ties and beliefs is dominating American foreign policy on Syria and controlling the itinerary of senior senators like McCain.

As President Obama prepares to speak to the nation on his desire for war in Syria, critical attention is being focused on the conflicts of interest and hidden agenda of an influential writer for The Wall Street Journal who has argued for U.S. military intervention on behalf of the Syrian “rebels.”
The writer, an attractive young woman by the name of Elizabeth O’Bagy, has appeared on CNN, Fox News and PBS, but her controversial connection to one side in the Syrian civil war had been carefully concealed during these appearances.

As a result of the cover-up, she is now at the center of a growing controversy over whether Obama’s policy is being manipulated by foreign interests such as the Muslim Brotherhood, and whether military intervention could lay the groundwork for the obliteration of Christians in Syria. Some of her work, labeled disinformation by critics, has influenced such figures as Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and William Kristol. For example, McCain, who has praised Al Jazeera and also appeared on the channel, has called the Syrian rebels “moderates,”... 

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said Tuesday that his country “will not give up one iota” of its nuclear program.

Rouhani told clerics that his government wouldn’t cede “its absolute right” on what he called “the nuclear issue,” AFP reported, quoting the semi-state run Mehr news agency in Iran.

President Obama's push for congressional approval for military airstrikes in Syria ran aground Monday, forcing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to delay a procedural vote as opposition builds among senators in both parties.
Six senators, including five Republicans and one Democrat, announced Monday they would vote against a resolution authorizing the use of force -- a strong indication that the administration's efforts to build bipartisan support have been ineffective.
The Senate was scheduled to vote Wednesday on a procedural motion to begin formal debate on the resolution, but Reid announced late Monday the vote would be delayed in order to buy the president more time to make his case to senators and the public.

Arabic-language Russian news site Rusiya Al-Yaum has reported that Syrian rebels are planning a chemical attack on Israel.

In the report, it was claimed that "armed Syrian militants will use territories controlled by the Syrian regime to perpetrate their provocative plan."

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Stephen said...

UP we go.....dow up 100 plus...
well over 15,000

nasdaq new highs !!!!

hard to say what happens next.

we MAY STILL go to records, and IF
WE DO, it will be a three up, and
last a long time....

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

David said...

Ok, I'm coming out of silent mode on this one. First off, let me say that, me personally, I don't care, and it makes no difference whether or not the Assad government or the rebels discharged the chemical munitions. Because:^^^^^(taking the ace ventura deep breath)^^^^^
Both the Assad forces and the rebel forces are one in the same, period, end of story.They are both Muslim extremists terrorists, who hate America, Israel, and Christians alike, and the vast majority of that population supports one or the other. So why does it matter who fired the gas? The only exception being the innocent children.

Next: I guess the tough talk about a strike really scared Assad into turning over the weapons. Now as the world all stands and cheers, it would probably be nice to know exactly how many munitions we are talking about, and where they all are. We don't know that, we will never know that, and realistically they will never fully comply. So they backed our administration into a corner by use of their own stupid incompetent statements. That's what happens when you have inexperienced or better yet, idiots that have no idea what they are doing. You don't base a military campaign on the public's friggin opinion. You can't do it. You have to see the threat and meet it head on, not by going on talk shows and by trying the case in a court of media.
What should be done is to gladly embrace the act of turning over the weapons to whom ever. Then follow that up by the target strikes that you set out to do in the first place, just as a means of saying, "Don't Tread ON US" and we mean what we say, and keep this in the back of your mind for any future crimes against humanity that you may be considering, and oh, by the way Iran^^^^^you're next!
Instead we have said it's ok for Russia to dictate our actions. A communist dictator country, is now calling our shots.
The majority of the free world opposed the war within The Peoples Republic of VietNam. The very same people who suffered in VietNam will suffer through the Syria campaign, and that's the men and women in the United States Military. Lets put limits on the use of force, do not fire until fired upon. If you think for one minute that this will be a simple rocket barrage your living in a fantasy world. One US missile, will unleash the nations on Israel.
The best point of all, we just gave Iran the green light to complete their quest for nuclear weapons. Our hesitation has and will prove to be a grave mistake. We have lost face within the world, and there is no recovering from it. This is the beginning of the end. I shutter to think where we go from here.


Elizabeth said...

Not much else to say, is there?! God, please help us all! I pray You will come for us before it gets really ugly. If not, please give us the courage to just stand. We can't do it without You. Please hear our cries. Please don't forget us. Your children need you now more than ever.

WVBORN56 said...

My sentiments exactly Elizabeth. Come Lord Jesus.

ChristineInCleveland said...

Amen, indeed...for the days are evil...and only going to get worse. Can it be much longer til our Bridegroom comes for us?


David H said...

I'm like a child who can't wait for his father to return home from work..

Jesus is gone 2000 years now to prepare a place for you and me and He promised He would come back for us..

If he can create the world in six days, I can't imagine what he can do in 2000 years..
It's beyond my imagination :-)

Mrs.C said...

David P,
What happened? Was your "credible source", not credible? You seemed so sure a week ago, before the developments of yesterday...

"David said...
Scott, I'm looking for the strike between Thursday and Sunday.

There's more to this than just a shot across the bow.

Not at liberty to say much right now.

David P
September 2, 2013 at 11:14 PM"

Mrs.C said...

We dont have to ask our Father to remember us! He allowed His Precious Son, to step out of Glory, and come down here to be beaten, mocked, crucified. Having every filthy sin of man poured out on Him, to pay our sin debt for all of Eternity, and conquering death itself.
Through Jesus we have ALL of His Promises to us! HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US OR FORSAKE US, EVER! We will spend Eternity in the Glory of His Presence!
Our Loving Father would NEVER forget us, with the high price His Son paid for us...He needs no reminder from us...He knows exactly whats happening...He knows each of us BY NAME since we were in our mothers womb...since the beginning of all time...

GG2013 said...

We must have faith that Gods timing is not delayed. Taking the word of this man or any man puts all the stock in everything they say; which leads to discouragement and a false sense of hope.

I remembered in 2011 Assad making promises with the Arab League and look how we'll he kept his word. I don't think his pride will humbly allow this great retreat, but I could be wrong. I took a look and here is what I found...



I will just lean in more in prayer in the days ahead and see what God says about these times. :). He is with us every step of the way. Evil doesn't and can't make sense or it wouldn't be evil.

Hang in there!

God Bless!!


David H said...

Did anyone see Joel Rosenberg on Fox News talking about Isaiah 17 and 19?

GG2013 said...

Yes, I did and again without any disrespect to all the fine work he does, he seemed to reflect some doubt at a time when I thought for sure he would have stated more certainty of how the timing is coming together.

So I went into prayer as I was wondering about his thoughts and through the help of the HS; I was able to see that he is reminding us not to date set and it is all in Gods timing for the season to go home. Things are still lining up greater than any other time in history. :). On the plus side he is using this time to spread the word in a whole new way and this can be a wonderful way to turn others to Gods word.

God Bless!!


David H said...

Amen, GG

GG2013 said...

Today, I am in an intense reflective mode...sorry for the back to back post but I have to share another HS moment that just happened.

While in the process of working around home, I just got a clear command to stop what I was doing and look up Jeremiah 5:19. This isn't about being theological but simply following his clear commands:

Jeremiah 5:19
Amplified Bible (AMP)
19 And when your people say, Why has the Lord our God done all these things to us? then you shall answer them, As you have forsaken Me, says the Lord, and have served strange gods in your land, so shall you serve strangers (gods) in a land that is not yours.

So, I am sure the HS is working overtime and would love for us to reach out and seek God and his word through these very tough times. The light is on, may we use this time to help others instead of being self-serving, if that is what is in our hearts. :)

God Bless!!


Waterer said...

Amen indeed. Nothing makes sense right now with this Russian thing .
Our watching is for Jesus not for the fulfillment of Isaiah,not the money markets,not the rumors of war.
We can be easily discouraged when news is playing us like Peter and the wolf.
We are the Lord's people, to be filled with thanksgiving and hope.The news sometimes makes me feel old and helpless and worse,faithless.Times are super charged right now with innuendo but the Scriptures are clear,pure and true.I hope Jesus comes soon but if He doesn't then I will choose to give Him thanks and hope again through His strength to serve Him Till I go or He comes.

Mrs.C said...
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Mrs.C said...

Amen Sister GG! :)
annddd Amen Sister Waterer!

Holding onto Him, walking with Him down the middle of the road...not running ahead, or to the side...and if your tired...He picks us up and carries us...continue being good Servants to Him while we wait, as He gives the example in Matthew 24 :) Looking up with a smile :)

Different subject, but these High Holy days are so special. Again at the Kotel right now, the crowd is ever increasing. It's 11:00pm, and they seem to grow in size the closer to midnight, local time there. Could be the changing of one day to the next at secular time, but however sunset begins the next day for them...


Sandra said...

Hi GG,

Thank you for your remarks, it is so easy to become upset with the events going back and forth. It truly is a reminder that the events are not in any nations hands but that of our God and Redeemer. It is also a good reminder that the events of the church are not on the same timetable of that of Israel. We could get called up at any hour! "Let not your heart be troubled"
Thank you all for the very special remarks. Mrs C. thank you for pointing out all that is happening as God's people turn their hearts to the Father and Father heart turned towards His children (Israel) We truly live in blessed times to see these thing unfold.

Thank you again Scott for your faithful research.

Sincerely in Christ,

David said...
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David said...

No, actually the strike plans are still tentatively on at some point. Thanks to Kerry and his comments its unclear as to when.