Sunday, June 30, 2013

Rumors Of War: Will The U.S. Increase Involvement In Syria?

Top Republican Senators Urge Obama To Intervene In Syria

Two ranking Republican members of the US Senate Armed Services Committee urged the Obama administration on Sunday evening to take “decisive” action against the Assad regime in Syria.
Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina spoke at a news conference in Jerusalem after meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders.

Graham said while they supported US Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to jump-start peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the Syrian civil war was much more of a pressing issue, because if it is not dealt with, “the whole region is going down.”

Asked by The Jerusalem Post what he meant, McCain elaborated: “We see Hezbollah with as many as 5,000 troops in Syria, we see Russian equipment falling in on a daily basis, we see the Iranian Revolutionary Guards providing training equipment, boots and troops on the ground.
“Meanwhile, the freedom fighters have only light weapons,” he continued. “It is an unfair fight. So what we want to see is the declaration of a no-fly zone. We can take out their runways and negate their air power using Patriot missile batteries close to the no-fly zone and provide the weapons that they really need. AK-47s don’t do very well against tanks. They need anti-tank and anti-air weapons. That’s what I mean by American leadership.”

 Virologists are casting a worried eye on this year's Islamic hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as they struggle with the enigmatic, deadly virus known as MERS which is striking hardest in the kingdom.

Little is known about the new pathogen, beyond the fact that it can be lethal by causing respiratory problems, pneumonia and kidney failure. It can be transmitted between humans, but unlike its cousin, the SARS virus, which sparked a scare a decade ago, it does not seem very contagious.

Even so, for any respiratory virus the mass gathering of the hajj provides a perfect opportunity to first spread at the two holiest Muslim shrines in the cities of Mecca and Medina, and then travel around the globe at jet speed as pilgrims return home.
The 2012 hajj drew 3.1 million people -- and this year's event likewise occurs in October, as the northern hemisphere slides into the season for coughs and sneezes.
UN World Health Organisation (WHO) head Margaret Chan sounded the alarm to ministers at the agency's annual congress in May.

"We need to get the facts clear and get the appropriate advice to all your countries where your pilgrims want to go to Mecca. It is something quite urgent," she said.

While MERS centres on Saudi Arabia, there have been laboratory-confirmed cases originating in Jordan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Tunisia have had cases who were either sent there for care or who fell ill after returning from the Middle East. France, Italy, Tunisia and Britain have also seen limited transmission among patients who had not been to the Middle East but had close contact with people who had.

So far, MERS has essentially been found in nations with health services capable of tracing and tackling such diseases. But the hajj draws a broad spectrum of Muslims, including from poor countries which struggle to cope even with commonplace diseases.

"We don't know if the disease is there right now. They don't have surveillance," Saudi Arabia's deputy health minister, Ziad Memish, told AFP on the sidelines of the Geneva conference.

Health experts give praise to Saudi authorities for beefing up vigilance for infectious diseases over the years.

They also note that the hajj has successfully ridden out two previous viral episodes in the past decade -- SARS in 2003 and H1N1 influenza in 2009, although the difference now is that Saudi Arabia is the apparent hotbed of MERS.

Time Is Running Out

The title above comes from a must read from the Canada Free Press and should make us all pause and reflect, but first a few highly germane scriptures:

2 Timothy 3

New International Version (NIV)
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godlinessbut denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

Matthew 24

New International Version (NIV)

10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,

As detailed by well known Erwin W. Lutzer in his book “When a Nation Forgets God,” an unidentified Christian pastor shared a story with him of someone living in Germany during the Nazi takeover. The person sharing the story was a churchgoing Christian and a member of a small church located adjacent to railroad tracks

Every Sunday morning, according to this eyewitness, the congregation could hear the whistle of the train in the distance, the noise of the wheels over the tracks, and as the trainpassed, the cries coming from insidethe train. The cries were those of the Jews being transported to concentration camps, a process that occurred with regularity each Sunday morning during their worship service.

According to this eyewitness, week after week the whistle would blow and the church members dreaded the sounds they heard. The screams tormented them. So, what did they do? As the train approached and in anticipation of the screams from the Jews, herded like cattle into the train cars, the Christians sang louder to drown out the screams. Soon, they head them no more.

The eyewitness ended his account by describing the torment of hearing the trainwhistle in his sleep, and pleaded for forgiveness for not only himself, but for all of those who called themselves Christians but did nothing to intervene.
Regardless of your faith or station in life, chances are great that you are exactly like that eyewitness, and equally, if not more accountable for the actions of our government today. What is coming is going to be far worse than the world has ever seen, and is going to blindside many. Don’t be one of them.
A global war of unimaginable atrocities is being planned as I write this. It has been in the works for some time, yet few will want to read what I have written. Rather, most will instead choose to “sing louder” to drown out the screams of innocents, except this time, the screams will be too loud, too frequent, and too many
The United States of America has been overtaken from within by a group of heartless and soulless individuals with designs on reshaping the world into a state of global governance. They are members of both political parties, and part of their plans include reshaping the Middle East at any cost, including the inevitable and incalculable cost of human life. Currently at the helm is Barack Hussein Obama, although his way was paved by the majority of his predecessors and elected officials of both parties.
He was purposely selected as the man for the job to insure that the inappropriately celebrated Arab Spring that swept North Africa and the Middle East was conducted as planned. It was a staged and orchestrated event by the globalists and those in power in the U.S. and elsewhere. Using your tax dollars and in your name, the United States has been providing funding and operational support to the groups toppling governments in favor of radical Islamic control. Such control is nothing but a necessary means to an end. While many correctly decry the brutality of Islam, few realize that is a tool of the globalists. They are not thinking big enough. The lie is bigger than you have been told.
As I have previously written, a window of understanding, or a glimpse into this agenda, exists in the murderous events that took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Full disclosure into this event would reveal a criminal enterprise so vast and staggering that it would eclipse anything we’ve ever seen. Benghazi was not about any film, protest, or even a kidnapping operation. It was about weapons smuggling to Syria to assist Islamic terrorists to topple Assad, install a Muslim Brotherhood-backed regime, causing further regional destabilization leading to a massive global war. Full disclosure would reveal that the United States, through the approval of members of both political parties we elected and acting in our name, are siding with associates having direct ties to al Qaeda and other Islamic groups. The truth is sickening, revolting and shocking.
There are those who doubt this agenda, instead opting to believe that we are seeing inevitable sectarian violence that existed in that part of the world for centuries. While the matter of sectarian violence is indeed a factor, the U.S. has been funding, training, and equipping the anti-Assad terrorists for their own purposes, using our tax dollars and acting in our name. Again, this is the reason no elected official wants to open an unbiased investigation into Benghazi, for it will reveal the extent of our complicity, and the blood on their hands.
For anyone doubting what is on the immediate horizon, I would like to direct your attention to apicture I first saw published on the website Before it’s News last week. The picture accompanies agraphic video and tells the story of an innocent, crying and distraught four-year-old girl chained to a fence by the anti-Assad Islamic terrorists - the very group the United States is funding. Perhaps you’ve seen it. She was chained to the fence and forced to watch the decapitation and dismemberment of her parents, whose crime was being members of the Shia sect.

These are the people our elected leaders, our State Department, and our CIA at the direction of Barack Hussein Obama are helping. These are the people who claim to be on the side of righteousness, by exacerbating the violence under the pretext of fighting oppression. Worse, they are engaging in these evil and unspeakable acts in our name and with our tax dollars.

At the same time, there is an active plan to fully destroy our economy by killing our national currency, thus disabling us domestically. This is being done not only to stop any meaningful opposition to a global system of governance through our financial enslavement, but to insure that our future generations are beholden to a global financial power as well.

It is said a picture is worth a thousand words. I believe the picture that accompanies this article is worth a bucket of tears. It represents the evil that comes this way. As uncomfortable as it will make you feel, I urge you to look at the picture of the little girl and understand that by our silence, we are complicit in the most evil agenda of modern times. A multi-faceted agenda that is being accomplished by your individual and our collective silence, which amounts to tacit approval of the evil that is being done in our name. By the very grace of God, that could be your little girl. If more people fail to awaken, it very well could be.

We must not choose to cover the screams by merely singing louder, but by making a choice. Are we going to allow this evil to progress unabated, or are we going to take a stand? Time is running out as World War III looms on the horizon.

Go ahead.  Follow this link to an illustration of a baby in his mother's womb at five months.  At the same website, see this video of a real baby moving inside his mother at 29 weeks. 

But neither the five-month-old baby nor the 29-week-old baby is a baby, according to Texas State SenatorWendy Davis, whom the reliably liberal Washington Post tags as rising to stardom in the Democratic Party.  Davis did so by filibustering a bill to prohibit abortions past 20 weeks in Texas.

Check that about Davis not thinking a baby is a baby after 20 weeks.  Davis would likely say both are babies at a woman's discretion. 
But if not babies, per a woman's judgment, then both are disposable in the procedure known as late-term abortion.  A human is human only if chosen (so goes the ethos of abortion advocates).  Playing God is the province of increasingly godless leftists (or liberals, if you prefer), among whom reside most abortion proponents.   

Of course, barbarism is barbarism no matter how eloquently rationalized and advanced.  Abortion is gussied up barbarism.  Late-term abortion is simply a more flagrant act of child-killing.  What makes late-term abortion so vividly and compellingly repulsive is that a baby is indisputably human by appearance and activity. 
Abortion proponents' argument that abortion on the heels of inception is merely the removal of a cluster of cells has given way to arguments, for all practical purposes, for abortion without boundaries.  Abortion advocates have been slipping down the slippery slope toward abortion without limits for quite a while now.  And the slipping is being done more publicly and brazenly, and to the applause and accolades of liberal America.  As a state senator, Barack Obama favored late-term abortion.  
The state senator, despite the gimmick of sporting red running shoes on the State Senate floor, is an elite representing the very elitist left.  She's about as average as Hillary Clinton.  Davis is a soldier -- now a lieutenant -- in the longstanding, broadening war being waged by the left against traditional morality, virtues, and values; extending abortion's mandate is one front in the war to "transform" (read: demolish) America. 
The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party.  ObamaCare includes death panels.  Inevitable budget limits will make death panels de facto, if not de jure; the old, after all, have had their stretch on earth; their productive days are behind them; precious health care dollars need to be allocated judiciously.  The unborn haven't any rights (they really haven't since Roe v. Wade); they're very existences hinge on their mothers' will and desire to birth them.  Why restrict abortion to just the earliest stages of development?  Why place any restrictions on a woman's right to choose?  
Slippery slopes.  What does the future hold for the mentally defective?  Thephysically incapacitated?  (Speak to Sarah Murnaghan's parents about that topic.)  The chronically ill?  The child born with Down Syndrome or serious maladies?  At what future presidential nominating convention will the Death Party unveil a plank calling for productivity or usefulness standards against which citizens are measured?
Preposterous, you say?  Utterly fantastic?  Not in America - never?    
Look at abortion from the perceptive of Americans living at the time of Roe v. Wade (1973).  Most Americans then would have dismissed any argument as hyperbole that in the early years of the 21st Century an elite and their constituencies would fight to broaden abortion's mandate to children near birth.  Most Americans then would have scoffed if someone raised the concern that a national health care scheme would have limited resources that would bring forward advocates arguing for cutoffs of resources to the terminally ill and old.

What's fantastic is that most Americans, who hold fast to timeless morals and virtues, who know, explicitly or instinctively, what liberty is, have permitted the left to so degrade and undermine the nation's morality, culture, and institutions; to use government in many instances as the driving force to effect radical, harmful change.
Wendy Davis is no good ol' Texas gal soldiering in the Lone Star State's senate for all those trailer park lassies on the short end of life's stick.  She's a Harvard-educated elite determined to do her share to vanquish traditional America and impose the left's statist vision on the country.  Eliminating unborn babies is just a means to a very grim end.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Iran's Atomic Energy Chief: The Nuclear Program Won't Stop

The quote above should immediately halt any so-called "negotiations" with Iran regarding their nuclear development. But just like mythical global warming, the "peace process" in Israel and the U.S. economy (printing money) - just to name a few such instances - everyone involved will play the 'pretend game', and in this case, it necessitates that Iran isn't really making such statements and the "negotiations" will therefore continue. The reality is, "negotiations" will conveniently allow the U.S. administration to actually do nothing while (as usual) Israel will be significantly harmed by the lack of definitive action against Iran. As usual, we'll continue to kick the can down the road and avoid making any tough decisions.

The articles below underscore this situation, but first, a scripture to define the context of today's post:

John 8:44
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

[At least here, in the article below, it isn't Iran who is lying - it is the 'politicians' who know this truth, yet continue to engage in pretend 'negotiations' all while knowing full well that negotiations don't have a prayer of success. This particular lie allows 'the nations' to avoid any action against Iran, while placing Israel in extreme danger]

Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on Friday that the Bushehr nuclear power plant was put into operation three days ago and added that Tehran has no plans to curb its uranium enrichment program, according to Russia Today.

Davani, who arrived in St. Petersburg for the AtomExpo 2013 international industry forum, said that production of nuclear fuel would "continue in line with our declared goals. The enrichment linked to fuel production will also not change."

Davani added that the controversial Iran's underground Fordow facility, which the West wants Tehran to close, will remain operational.

He promised that Iran will soon provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with a list of selected sites for new nuclear power plants in the country.

On Wednesday, Iran’s Supreme Leader blamed the West for the standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the standoff can be solved easily if the Western states stop their stubborn attitude, reported the Fars news agency.

In a similar situation of lies, distortions, denial and hidden agendas, we see this:

It’s time for the absurd paradigm governing the Israel-Palestinian and Arab-Israeli conflict — as well as the “peace process” — to be abandoned or challenged. This narrative has become increasingly ridiculous.

The following is close to being the official version:

The Palestinians desperately want an independent state and are ready to compromise to obtain that goal. They will then live peacefully alongside Israel in a two-state solution. Unfortunately, this is blocked either by a) misunderstanding on both sides, or b), per the recent words of the Huffington Post, “the hard-line opponents who dominate Israel’s ruling coalition.” Israel is behaving foolishly, not seeing that — as former President Bill Clinton recently said — Israel needs peace in order to survive. One reason, perhaps a leading one, why Israel desperately needs peace is because of Arab demographic growth. Also, the main barrier to peace is the Jewish settlements.

This interpretation has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with reality. People on both sides know this, even if they rarely say so publicly.

For the Palestinian side, the pretense of peacemaking — which every Palestinian leader knows — obtains them money, diplomatic support, popular sympathy, and brings pressure on Israel. Here’s the dirty trick involved: if anyone in Israel raises concern about whether a “peace process” can actually bring peace, or raises concern about how it would be implemented, or raises concern about the documented experience of Palestinian behavior in the past, the response is that “Israel doesn’t want peace.”
The actual arguments and evidence about these problems are censored out of Western mass media and distorted in terms of political stances.

The vast majority of Palestinian leaders favor establishing no Palestinian state unless it can continue the work of trying to wipe Israel off the map. They are in no hurry. They do not want to negotiate seriously. And of course, in the case of Hamas, which controls or has the support of about one-half of the Palestinians, this violent and genocidal intention is completely in the open. You can’t negotiate seriously with those who are not — to recall the old PLO slogan — the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. I say this with deep regret, but it is the truth.

More lies and distortions:

As interesting and germane as this article is - one statement says it all and it is worth permanently remembering this ststement:

“No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world, said ChristineStewart, former Canadian Minister of the Environment. (Stewart, Christine. Calgary Herald, December 14, 1998)

So the facts just don't matter when an agenda is in play. 

Professor of Climate Science and chair at Macquarie University, Australia, Dr. Murry Salby, the author of the book “Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate,” said that man-made CO2 is not the driver of atmospheric CO2 or climate change. Satellite observations show the highest levels of CO2 present over non-industrialized regions, e.g., the Amazon, not over industrialized regions. Ninety-six percent of CO2 emissions are from natural sources, only 4 percent is man-made.
Dr. Salby said in his speech in Hamburg, April 18, 2013, “IPCC [temperatureprediction] models have no predictive skill.” In other words, global temperature is not controlled exclusively by CO2, there are other important variables such as cloud cover, solar activity, solar flares, oceanic currents that the IPCC modeling did not take into account.

Dr. Klaus Kaiser explained in his article, “Pushing Back on Misinformation,” that there is no such thing as “carbon pollution” or “carbon dioxide pollution.” Carbon is an essential element of anything organic and carbon dioxide is necessary for plant life on earth.
As he points out, if atmospheric concentration of CO2 should drop from 0.04% to 0.02% (most bureaucrats and environmental groups demand to cut CO2 emissions in half – perhaps they could hold their breath or genetically engineer a non-flatulent cow), “it would be insufficient to sustain photosynthesis in most plants. Without growingplants, the bottom of the food-chain would disappear.”

Dr. Kaiser also discredits the theory of “greenhouse gas that traps heat” that had been proven a false hypothesis a hundred years ago but “resurrected in the 1970s by interest groups who saw it as a convenient means to exert control over energy sources.”

Also see:

Designated by Congress as the “National House of Prayer” and often identified as the church of our national leaders, the National Cathedral in Washington DC celebrated Wednesday’s Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage by ringing its bells for 45 minutes at noon ET, followed by a celebratory prayer service that evening

After being notified of the Supreme Court’s ruling, our putative president made a congratulatory call from Air Force One to the plaintiffs in California’s Proposition 8 case, a call that was also broadcast on MSNBC, the unofficial mouthpiece for the administration.

Welcome to American Babylon, 2013.

Those who have been paying attention to the systematic attacks on the moral fabric of our nation understand that what is taking place in America has absolutely nothing to do with “equal rights” or “gender equality.” This should be especially evident in light of the fact that homosexuals comprise a mere three percent of our population, yet have somehow managed to cause an entire nation to redefine traditional marriage between a man and a woman. How is this possible? The answer lies in the larger picture.

America has become a captured operation. Forced acceptance of same-sex unions is part of a larger plan that was outlined and detailed nearly a century ago by Antonio Gramsci, a well known Marxist. Through his theory of cultural hegemony, a method for a Marxist takeover of a capitalist nation like the United States was only possible from within. A key component to this takeover was - and continues to be - radically changing the culture and moral sensitivities of our country. Destroy traditional and sacred moral values based on Judeo-Christian principles and replace them with immoral and un-Godly laws and evil disguised as tolerance.

Progressives themselves take on various forms of Socialism and Marxism or Communism. The larger picture, however, is that Socialism, Marxism and Communism are mere stepping stones to the larger agenda of a unified world or system of global governance

The Gramsci model is explained in great detail in two books of critical importance, The Naked Communist by W. Cleon Skousen and The Naked Truth (The Naked Communist Revisited) by James C. Bowers. Both books focus on the forty-five Communist goals first published in 1958. Many of the 45 goals have been accomplished with little to no resistance right in front of our eyes, by our own self-proclaimed moral leadership.

A very important aspect of those goals focuses on breaking down all cultural standards of morality, including the promotion of all forms of homosexuality, promiscuity and degeneracy as “normal and healthy.” To assist with this task, all religious institutions were and are to be infiltrated by those adherent to the Marxist-Communist mindset, the Holy Bible is to be discredited, and traditional doctrine replaced by a mandate of inclusion and tolerance of behavior which was once considered abhorrent. Removal of the Judeo-Christian obstacles in America would sufficiently soften the population to the ultimate acceptance of a global mindset and ultimately, the subjugation to a single global authority. This process, however, could not be done overnight as the Americans of the 1950s would never accept it or allow it to happen.

Legalizing same-sex sexual activity and marriage is but one of numerous attacks against America from within. Along with the Balkanization of America through the passage of amnesty to illegal aliens, the Communist-Marxist Progressives have set us on an irreversible path to the destruction of our national sovereignty and moral heritage for the purposes of the larger goal of a single global system of governance and finance. Superintending over this destruction is none other than Barack Hussein Obama, a/k/a Barry Soetoro.


Judgement Coming?

It is hard to read this commentary by Caroline Glick and not immediately ponder the idea of whether or not God will hold the U.S. in judgement, according to the Genesis 12:3 scripture where God makes a very specific, unequivocal declaration regarding those who bless Israel vs those who 'curse' Israel. Take a look at the following and ponder that topic for a few minutes:

Genesis 12:

1 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
“I will make you into a great nation,
    and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
    and you will be a blessing.[a]
I will bless those who bless you,
    and whoever curses you I will curse;

and all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.[b]

Friday, June 28, 2013

In The News: Iran, The Mahdi, And The War On Christians

Iran: Syrian Crisis Prelude To 'Coming Of Mahdi'

A high Iranian politician believes the Syrian revolution could be the catalyst for sparking a worldwide conflagration that will usher in an era of Muslim domination of the world.
“One can smell from the crisis in Syria the coming … of the end of times and the coming of the last Islamic messiah,” said Ruhollah Hosseinian, a member of the Islamic regime’s parliament. Previously he was deputy of the Intelligence Ministry and a member of board of trustees of Islamic Revolution Document Center.

Based on hadiths by Muhammad and his descendants, the Syrian revolution is a start to the coming of Mahdi, Hosseinian said in a speech quoted Thursday by Fars News Agency, a media outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards.
“Imam Sadegh (the Shiites’ 4th Imam) has stated, when the masters of the yellow flag (Lebanese Hezbollah) engage in a conflict with anti-Shiite elements in Damascus and Iranian forces join them, this is a sign and a prelude to the coming of his highness (Mahdi),” Hosseinian said. “We see that (now) the masters of the yellow flag are engaged with anti-Shiite groups in Damascus. Perhaps this is the event that promises the coming and that we must prepare ourselves.”
Hadiths from Ali, the Shiites’ 1st imam, also state that a sign of the coming will be the fall of the walls of Damascus. A tight-knit coalition of Syrian loyalists, Hezbollah fighters and Iranian forces is fighting against a loose coalition of Syrian rebels and al-Qaida fighters. The anti-Assad forces have brought their fight to inside Damascus.

Hosseinian told the audience that they should prepare themselves for war.
“The coming of his highness is assured … the prophet has promised that people from the east, which according to the hadith means Iran, take power and prepare for the government of Imam Mahdi.”

With the recent decision to arm the opposition fighting Syrian President Assad, the United States has effectively declared a proxy war on Syria’s indigenous Christians — a proxy war that was earlier waged on Christians in other Mideast nations, resulting in the abuse, death, and/or mass exodus of Christians.
Ironically (if not absurdly) this proxy war on Christians is being presented to the American people as a war to safeguard the “human rights” and “freedoms” of the Syrian people.  Left unsaid by the Obama administration is the egregiously inhuman behavior these jihadis visit upon moderate Syrians in general and Christians in particular, from bombed churches to kidnapped (and often beheaded) Christians.  Days ago they massacred an entire Christian village.

Nor can one argue that the Obama administration is unaware that Christian persecution is an ironclad aspect of empowering jihadis.  Both past precedents and current events repeatedly demonstrate this.
In Libya, the administration armed/supported the “freedom fighters” fighting Gaddafi, even though it was common knowledge that many of them were connected to al-Qaeda.  Again, the rationale was “our responsibilities to our fellow human beings,” as Obama declared in April 2011, and how not assisting them “would have been a betrayal of who we are.”
Soon after their empowerment, some of our U.S.-supported “fellow human beings” decided to rub America’s face in it by attacking the U.S. consulate — on the anniversary of September 11, no less — resulting in the murders and possible rape of American diplomats, even as Obama tried to attribute the attack to American freedom of speech (a la a YouTube flick).

Lesser known, however, is that Libya’s small Christian minority is being targeted.  Among other things, the very few churches there are under attack; nuns that have been serving the sick and needy since 1921 have been harassed and forced to flee; foreign Christians possessing Bibles have been arrested and tortured (one recently died from his torture).

In Egypt, Obama and Hillary joined the bandwagon to eject Hosni Mubarak, America’s most stable and secular ally for thirty years. Then the administration cozied up to the Muslim Brotherhood — an Islamist organization that until recently was banned in Egypt and no U.S. president would have been involved with.   Among other “achievements,” the Brotherhood produced Sayyid Qutb, who is idolized by al-Qaeda as the chief theoretician of modern jihad.
As expected, since the Brotherhood came to power, the persecution of Copts has practically been legalized, as unprecedented numbers of Christians — men, women, and children — have been arrested, often receiving more than double the maximum prison sentence, under the accusation that they “blasphemed” Islam and/or its prophet.  It was also under Brotherhood rule that another unprecedented scandal occurred: the St. Mark Cathedral — holiest site of Coptic Christianity and home of the pope himself — was besieged in broad daylight by Islamic rioters.  When security came, they too joined in the attack on the cathedral.  And the targeting of Christian children — for abduction, ransom, rape, and/or forced conversion — has also reached unprecedented levels under Morsi.

Put differently, Muslim persecution of Christians is the litmus test of how “radical” an Islamic society has become.  Thus, in all those Mideast nations that the Obama administration has interfered — Egypt, Libya, and now Syria — the increase of Christian persecution in those countries is a reflection of the empowerment of forces hostile to the U.S. and Western civilization.
At this point, some may well raise that old question: is Obama a secret Muslim doing all he can to empower Islam?  In fact, this is an irrelevant question.  For even if he was, what more could he possibly do than he is doing right now — under the gaze of a somnambulant America?

Recently, the Obama administration – after the Syrian conflict entered its third year and long after critical world powers have taken decisive action – has decided to make a policy decision to arm the Syrian rebels. For the last three years, the Obama administration has preferred to use the “wait and see” policy in Syria: avoiding taking robust geopolitical and strategic action against Assad’s regime, avoiding taking a leadership role, and leaving the destiny of Syria to be determined by Russian, Iranian and Hezbollah leaders. Currently, the liberals have been projecting the Obama administration’s current strategy to arm the rebels as a tactically successful policy achievement.

“Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar.” This chant, meaning “God is great” in Arabic, is repeatedly heard in this barbaric and savage video clip (below). Amidst a crowd of men standing on a small hill, while women and children watch behind, are three kneeling men – supposedly supporters of Assad’s regime – who are beheaded by a large knife. In the background, someone exclaims, “This is the punishment of the Shabiha.” Sabiha, a militia group, has been unleashed by Assad’s regime as a tool for cracking down and suppressing his opposition.

Although liberals argue that the U.S. will send arms to the “good” rebels, it is nearly impossible to distinguish the “good” rebels from the barbaric ones anymore. It is unrealistic to insure that arms and weapons will fall into the hand of the peaceful revolutionaries; in fact, they are more likely to fall into the hands of the same Islamist and Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups who are slaughtering, beheading, and mass-executing people and pushing for a Sharia-law based Islamist state. 

Did you actually believe that they were not going to use the precedent that they set in Cyprus?  On Thursday, EU finance ministers agreed to a shocking new plan that will make every bank account in Europe vulnerable to Cyprus-style bail-ins.  In other words, the wealth confiscation that we just witnessed in Cyprus will now be used as a template for future bank failures all over Europe.  That means that if you have a bank account in Europe, you could wake up some morning and every penny in that account over 100,000 euros could be gone.

That is exactly what happened in Cyprus, and now EU officials plan to do the same thing all over Europe.  For quite a while EU officials insisted that Cyprus was a “special case”, but now we see that was a lie.  International outrage over what happened in Cyprus has died down, and now they are pushing forward with what they probably had planned all along.  But why have they chosen this specific moment to implement such a plan?  Are they anticipating that we will see a wave of bank failures soon?  Do they know something that they aren’t telling us?

Amazingly, this announcement received very little notice in the international media.  The fact that bank account confiscation will now be a permanent part of the plan to bail out troubled banks in Europe should have made headline news all over the globe.  The following is how CNNdescribed the plan…
European Union finance ministers approved a plan Thursday for dealing with future bank bailouts, forcing bondholders and shareholders to take the hit for bank rescues ahead of taxpayers.
The new framework requires bondholders, shareholders and large depositors with over 100,000 euros to be first to suffer losses when banks fail. Depositors with less than 100,000 euros will be protected. Taxpayer funds would be used only as a last resort.
According to this new plan, bondholders will be the first to be required to “contribute” when a bank bailout is necessary.

If you have a bank account in Europe with over 100,000 euros in it, get your money out now.
I am not sure how else to say it.
In Cyprus, there were retirees and small businesses that lost hundreds of thousands of euros overnight.
Do not let that happen to you.
And without a doubt, we are going to see a lot of banks fail in Europe over the next few years.  This will especially be true once the next great financial crisis strikes.
But even though we haven’t even gotten to the next great financial crisis yet, the economic depression in Europe just continues to get even worse.  Just consider these facts…