Saturday, January 3, 2009

Moral Clarity in Gaza

This Washington Post article by columnist Charles Krauthammer is a must read for everyone who wonders what the difference is between Hamas targeting and killing civilians vs. Israel accidently killing civilians as it goes after Hamas leaders.

"Israel is so scrupulous about civilian life that, risking the element of surprise, it contacts enemy noncombatants in advance to warn them of approaching danger. Hamas, which started this conflict with unrelenting rocket and mortar attacks on unarmed Israelis -- 6,464 launched from Gaza in the past three years -- deliberately places its weapons in and near the homes of its own people. "

So make sure to let the world know whenever your watercooler discussion turns to Israel...there is a HUGE difference between the lovers of death (Hamas) and Israel who just desires to live in peace. How many of the earth's militaries would warn civilians of impending danger? Only the U.S. and Israel...and today those two countries are coming ever closer to standing alone as the world continues following it's true prince.

Read the full article here;

Kill to the End!

Of course no one likes to see little kids and bystanders blown up by Israeli rockets. But of course no one likes to see kids and bystanders blown up by suicide bombers...except Islamists. Again...why the global outrage against civilian deaths when Israel is behind the wheel...but no response when Islamist suicide bombers are behind the wheel.

Israel is determined this time, to crush the militant capability of Hamas. When Hamas is incapable of launching missiles, then I assume Israel will quit it's offensive. Lest you have any doubt about Hamas' intentions, this quote from one of their leaders says it all;

“We will remain on the path of jihad until the end of days.”

In blind, satanic hatred, Hamas is willing to sacrifice it's women and children, and everything in Gaza and will happily go to their graves knowing that they attempted to kill Jews right up to the end of days. Does this sound like a group that is ready to make peace and coexist as neighbors with Israel?

So Israel prepares itself for a ground invasion back into Gaza. If they have to have armed soldiers on the streets of Gaza until the end of days, then that's what they are going to do because they have learned the missiles will start coming back into Israel the very day they leave.

Read article here;

Denounce Israel!

The headline today from Al Jazeera, the arab propganda news service, says WORLDWIDE PROTESTS DENOUNCE ISRAEL. It's interesting that for the last 4 years as Hamas lobbed over 6800 missiles into Israel...there wasn't one single protest and Al Jazeera would only report on it if one of those missiles injured or killed a jew.

Read full article here;

In the same grouping of headlines on Google, the related article from the Guardian announces; BUSH BLAMES GAZA OFFENSIVE ON HAMAS. The sub heading goes on to say that Bush has offered no criticism of Israel.

Read article here;

Please continue to pray for Mr Bush as he stands alone from other world leaders in favor of Israel.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

IDF Goes to Youtube

Wars of the 21st century will be fought in many new ways as technology is now in the space age. Israel has attempted to answer the world's outrage that they are targeting the IDF started posting cockpit video of some of the things they are blowing up in Gaza. They posted a video to Youtube that clearly shows Hamas militants loading missiles into the back of a truck. A few minutes into the video, the militants are destroyed from a missile fired from a plane that the militants were oblivious to.

As the propaganda war gets fought on cyberspace...many arabs objected to the video and forced Youtube to take it down as they deemed it was offensive. But you can still see the video posted below on Israeli news.

Rosenberg on Gaza

I know many of you probably recieve Joel Rosenberg's emails, but for those who don't, I will post it below. Rosenberg is the author of EPICENTER and many other best selling books regarding Israel, the Middle East and biblical prophecy.

By Joel C. Rosenberg (Washington, D.C., December 31, 2008) --

The Gaza war rages on with no immediate end in sight. Indeed, Israeli sources tell me a ground operation into Gaza is not yet definite, but is likely. Israel has rightfully rejected a French-proposed 48 hour cease-fire, saying the Gaza operation will continue until Israel's goal of shutting down the terrorist rocket threat is accomplished.

The leaders of the European Union, Russia, and many governments around the world are putting enormous pressure on Israel to stop defending the Jewish people and stop attacking the terrorist strongholds in Gaza. This is crazy. Why do the Europeans and Russians have such a double-standard when it comes to Israeli national security?

More than 6,300 rockets and missiles have been fired at Israel by Hamas since Israeli withdrew its military forces from Gaza in 2005. Some 400 rockets have been fired at Israel just since December 19th. Would the French or Germans agree to a cease-fire if they were being hit by hundreds and thousands of rockets, missiles, and mortars by enemies sworn to annihilate them? Of course not. The Russians invaded Georgia for far, far less.

"We didn't initiate the Gaza operation in order to end it while Israeli towns are still under fire, as they were before the operation," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told reporters. "Israel has shown restraint for years; she gave the truce a chance; we told ourselves 'let's try it,' but Hamas violated the truce."

I don't often say this, but Olmert is right. Hamas must be crushed, not coddled. Yet the world is trying to coddle these Palestinian Radical Islamic jihadists. It's an outrage. The onus is on the Hamas terrorists to lay down their arms and stop firing rockets into Israel. Until that happens, the IDF should continue fighting.

It pains me to see the suffering on both sides, but this is entirely Hamas' responsibility. They were urged by Egypt, by Mahmoud Abbas, and by the Israelis not to let the previous cease-fire lapse, but they chose war instead. They have never been hit this hard. Indeed, Gaza has not seen this level of fighting since 1967.

Israelis living within rocket range are truly safe and secure. Yet, the Islamic Radicals in Gaza don't appear ready to surrender. To the contrary, Hamas is using longer-range rockets than ever before - some of them made in Iran - putting hundreds of thousands of more Israeli at risk than in previous clashes. Hamas has already fired more than 50 rockets, mortars and missiles at Israel as of 4pm local time (9am eastern). Two hit the Israeli city of Beersheva last night, some 28 miles from Gaza. This is the first time Beersheva has ever been in range of Gaza-fired rockets. Haaretz reports that no one was injured but 40 people were treated for shock. The city is rattled, and theaters, cinemas and other shops and businesses are shutting down. Rockets also continue to hit the town of Sderot, and the Israeli coastal cities Ashkelon and Ashdod. I'm told that most of the children in Sderot have been evacuated from the town. Many are now temporarily relocated to northern Israeli cities and towns, such as Haifa.

Iran, in addition to providing Hamas longer-range rockets, is also now apparently recruiting some 10,000 volunteer suicide bombers to attack Israel.

What do the Arabs Think?

I will post an article from Al Jazeera so you can get a flavor of what this propaganda-paper is explaining to it's arab readers about what is happening in Gaza.

Among other statements that make you wonder if this paper can EVER claim arab responsiblity for gotta love this quote;

"Israel, its allies in the West and some regional Arab countries have managed to corrupt the leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) and entice them with the promise of power at the expense of liberty for their people."

Notice that they lay most of the blame of the corruption of Yassar Arafat and his PLO, at the feet of Israel. Like it's Israel's fault that Arafat was a big-fat-liar who took the world's money and put it in Swiss bank accounts and slept in the Clinton White house on satin sheets, while he convinced little kids to strap bombs to themselves and blow up Israeli buses. Too bad he didn't have the courage to blow himself up for Allah a long time ago...Gaza may have been a much better place.

Read article here;

As long as the Muslim extremists love death more than they love life...this bizarre tradgedy will continue to unwind. Only Jesus at his 2nd coming will have a lasting answer to this 4000 year old satanic blood fued.

A Donkey of a Man

Genesis 16:12 tells us what the angel of the Lord said about Ishmael, son of Haggar and Abraham, "He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers."

I guess that pretty much describes the arab world...the descendants of Ishmael. This article further brings home that theme as we find that Hezbollah not only has criticism for Israel's invasion of Gaza but is railing against Egypt for not opening the border at Gaza for humanitarian reasons. Egypt actually started firing into the crowd of Palestinians seeking safe haven in's that for brotherly love?

Read JP article here;

Also this morning on Dr Dobson, the famous apologist, Ravi Zacharia (sp?) was on and he told an interesting story. He was talking to leaders in the United Arab Emirates and they told him, anonomously, that they believe the whole arab world is going to explode in the next 5 yrs...if something drastic doesn't change.

Pray for these sons of Ishmael that the Lord can work his light into this region. Conversions are happening by the thousands, so keep praying.

Hat tip to Julie E. for the article.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Disproportionate Violence

The world's media is already abuzz with talk of all the death and destruction that Israel is laying on Hamas in Gaza. They tell us that hundreds have been killed in Gaza but only a few in Israel. According to their math, that equates to disproportionate violence. Question; what did Hamas expect would happen when all they have is home-made missiles and Israel has one of the world's most powerful militaries?

I was talking with my friend, James, and he heard a discussion on talk radio that provided a pretty good word-picture of these events. It goes like this; If you came upon a sleeping grizzly bear and you started poking him with a knitting needle, he might first stir a bit and growl a warning. But if you continue to poke him he is eventually going to wake up angry and take a full swipe at you with all his force. You wouldn't expect the bear to poke you back with a knitting needle if he has 15 pound claws attached to a 200 pound arm. And when he does connect with you, the pain you suffer is going to be substantially more that the pain you inflicted on the bear.

That seems logical...but as we know, logic is in short supply whenever the world talks about the Jews and Israel.

If Hamas survives the current onslaught of Israel's military, maybe they would be wise to try and talk in calming tones to the bear. And if they still feel the need to shoot missiles at someone, maybe they should focus their frustration on the other Arab leaders in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Syria who refuse to handle the refugee problem in a rational way. Afterall, they are the one's who created the problem and they are the one's who insist on keeping the Palestinians in a overpopulated pressure cooker with no good alternatives...except to lash out.

Spirit of Islam?

Ehud Olmert, Israeli Prime Minister, had a good question for Hamas leading up to the bombing campaign in Gaza;

"Is it the spirit of Islam to kill innocent children?" Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday morning. " To shoot rockets at kindergartens and at civilians? I do not think that this is the spirit of Islam. Hamas, which does this against the spirit of Islam, is the main reason for your suffering - for all of ours. I say to you in a last-minute call, stop it. Stop it. You the citizens of Gaza, you can stop it. I know how much you want to get up in the morning to quiet, to take your children to kindergarten or school, the way we do….Hamas must be stopped - and so it will be. I will not hesitate to use Israel's strength to strike at Hamas and Islamic Jihad. How? I do not wish to go into details here."

Sadly, the "spirit of Islam" which is a religion based on foundational being directed by the Father of all Lies. That was one of the labels that Jesus gave Satan.

What's up with Egypt?

We thought Egypt was supposed to be a place full of "moderate" muslims. But we must remember that the radical Muslim Brotherhood was formed there and still has lots of roots there. So when a story arises that Christian children are being starved in Egypt in an attempt to convert their mom BACK to makes you wonder what's up with Egypt.

Read the article here;

Also remember that Egypt (Hagrites) is one of the players mentioned in Psalm yet to be fulfilled.

Paving the Way for a Dictator

We watch Russia since the bible says in Later Days, they will form a coalition with Iran...which is currently happening for the first time in human history.

We watch Putin since he is the guy in charge of Russia. We pay attention when Russian journalists get shot or thrown out of windows for speaking against Putin. We wonder when we start to see the government take over private industry. We sit up when we see that that Duma may pass legislation making it treasonous to speak out against the government.

And now this headline; LAW SIGNED EXTENDING PRESIDENTIAL TERMS. As the article says, this is seen as paving the way for Putin to return as supreme leader of Russia. And this is one way in which a dictator comes to power.

Read full article here;

If Israel was Swamped?

The bible is clear that after the Jews are resettled into the promised land after their regathering from "many" nations...that Israel will not be defeated again. Another way to look at this is that Israel WILL ALWAYS be there as a world nation until Christ comes to set up his Millenial kingdom.

But what do you think would happen to the Jews in Israel if all the Arab armies were able to break through Israel's defense? In case there is any doubt about the slaughter that would ensue...Hamas has made it clear in their open reference of their desire to kill Israel's leaders. This is a logical response as Israel targets Hamas' leaders and picks them off with guided missiles from BlackHawk helicopters.

Also notice in the article/video that when the Palestinian people tried to flee the violence by pushing into Egypt, that the Egyptians responded by having their soldiers fire on the Palestinain civilians. Boy,...that sure is showing some brotherly love toward their arab cousins.

Read article, watch video here;

Nobody on Earth

Who can figure out the logic of Hamas of Gaza who insisted on firing hundred of little missiles into Israel over the past few years? Ehud Olmert says no one on earth understands it.

"Nobody in this world understands what are Hamas' goals and why it continues to fire missiles," the president said. "This shooting has no point, no logic, and no chance."

So if no body in this world understands must be some spiritual force that is egging them on. We are reminded of Ephesians 6 which tells us that our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the unseen spiritual forces in the heavenlies. The satanic battle is growing in urgency and frequency as the Last Days grow ever closer.

Read full article here;

Monday, December 29, 2008

Jihad Against Israel

The Muslim world is getting it's wrath up as Israel continues defending itself against Hamas militants who are sworn to Israel's destruction. So this article should come as no surprise that Iran has a mullah who has declared Jihad against Israel. That means that if you die fighting in a war with Israel, and you are a muslim, that you can go directly to muslim heaven and recieve your 72 virgins and all the wine you can drink. Sadly, that lie probably sounds pretty good to an impoverished, 18 yr old boy with raging hormones and little hope for happiness languishing in the middle east mess.

Read the full article here;

Is there any Doubt?

We know that the Taliban Islamists living in Afghanistan could give a rip about the plight of some distant Arab cousins living in Palestine. Afterall, they have plenty of worries themselves. So when they take time out of their busy days of riding around in Toyota's, carrying machine guns and looking for people to behead, to call for Islam to know they have to be filled with a particularly pernicious form of hatred...hatred towards the Jews.

I wonder if the world will wake up in time to realize that these people will not be appeased.

Read article here;

Pray for the Taliban and Hamas that the light of Jesus Christ may shine on their lives and show them The Truth of salvation...and expose Satan's lies.

Hamas Does Christmas

As the missiles fly in Gaza and most of the world turns against Israel, it's important for all Christians to recognize that Israel is holding the front line in defense of all civilized people. The satan-induced hatred that is harbored by Islamic extremists know no bounds. They will stop at nothing to destroy the Jews and then the Christians. Hamas will not be happy until the world sits under Allah's jurisdiction...and Israel knows this, but the world simply doesn't believe it.

As if to prove their disdain for Christians, Hamas got busy during Christmas eve and passed a law to reinstate crucifixion against anyone they deem an enemy of Islam. Do I need to remind you that that includes just about everyone on planet earth? As Caroline Glick points out;

"Hamas's endorsement of nailing enemies of Islam to crosses came at the same time as it renewed its jihad. Here too, Hamas wanted to make sure that Christians didn't neglected as its fighters launched missiles at Jewish day care centers and schools. So on Wednesday Hamas lobbed a mortar at Erez crossing point into Israel just as a group of Gazan Christians were standing on line waiting to travel to Bethlehem for Christmas. "

Read full article here;

Does the world honestly believe that Hamas, if given a Palestinian state, would change colors overnight and become a good neighbor to the Jews? Their very charter calls for the destruction of Israel and the slaughter of Jews. Has the world gone crazy?