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Washington Times Columnist Jeff Kuhner: World War III Will Begin Within Six Months

08/25/2012 8 comments

Joel 3:11-12, “Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves there. Bring down, O LORD, Your mighty ones. Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to judge All the surrounding nations.”

Radio Host: “We’ve got Israel and Iran rattling sabers, hugely, we’ve got the man in the White House — who has not made a single visit to Israel — he’s telling Israel to stand down until after the election.  What’s the talk in Washington about this? I mean, we could be on the brink, literally, of World War III … this could be biblical in nature. What’s the talk in Washington?”

Jeff Kuhner: “Well, the talk in Washington is that the Israelis now see themselves as having a three to six-month window before Iran embarks upon a path that is irreversible in terms of them obtaining a nuclear bomb.  They now realize, maybe by February or January at the absolute latest, if they do not strike Iran’s nuclear facilities their installations will be too deep underground, their program will be too advanced, by then it’s just a matter of time before Iran gets the bomb and once they get the bomb they will use it and annihilate Israel with it. And so now Iran realizes that Israel is on a war footing. And this is why they, in Tehran, are bracing for a military showdown. Both sides now know a war is inevitable.

What the Israelis are now calculating — and this is, I think, gonna be the most important dynamic of this entire election — is should they wait for a potential Romney victory or, if they sense that Obama is going to win, should they strike before the election, use maximum leverage from Obama because he will need the Jewish-American vote, he will need … at least some part of the Evangelical-Protestant vote to win, and so … the thinking in Israel is now Obama will need our support or the support of Israel’s friends. After November, he’s in for a full second term, he can throw Israel to the wolves. And so I think the Israelis are looking at the election, they’re now looking at the polls. They may wait until January for a Romney administration if they feel confident enough that Romney will win [because January is when Romney will have power]. But if by mid-September or late-September … if they sense there’s a real possibility that Obama will win, then they will  have no choice but to strike because if they strike after November then Obama will give them no diplomatic cover, they will have no support, they will be completely isolated on the world stage, and the Israelis know that will be the death of them. They know clearly that without America’s support they cannot sustain a serious long war, not just with Iran, but with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, with Hamas in Gaza, with Hezbollah in Lebanon, with most likely an empowered Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. Israel is now literally encircled and surrounded by their enemies. And so if America goes to [elect] an Obama Administration for a second term, then Israel’s goose is cooked…

You see, the key point to remember about Obama is this. He truly is the son of his father… He is truly an anti-Western, anti-colonial socialist leftist. And in his mind, it is the European powers, the Western powers, who are responsible for the exploitation and impoverishment of the third world, and for him the third world also encompasses the Muslim world, the Arab world. And so in his view Israel is like Europe and America. Israel is an imperial power. Israel is the source of all the problems in the Middle East. That’s why, you’ve noticed, he’s never gone to Israel on a visit. But he’s gone to Saudi Arabia. He went to Cairo. He extends his hand to the Muslim world, but he won’t to the Jews and to the people of Israel because, in his mind, if you can get rid of the Israeli-Jewish problem, this will bring peace and harmony to the Middle East …” Listen to the full radio interview here.

Obama To Palestinians: Delay Next Bid For Statehood Until US Election Is Over

08/25/2012 1 comment

Things that make you go “Hmmm.” If President Barack Obama — who has never made a single visit to Israel during his first term — is re-elected in November then chances will be better than ever for the Palestinians to succeed where they failed last year. What could possibly go wrong? …

By Aaron Klein – “NEW YORK – The Obama administration has asked the Palestinian Authority to delay its bid to unilaterally declare a state at the United Nations until after November’s presidential election, a senior PA official told WND.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the request was passed to PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ office by the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem earlier this month.

The official said the PA has not yet made a decision about the timing of its application with the U.N. General Assembly for accepting ‘Palestine’ as a non-member state. The official, however, did indicate Abbas is inclined toward waiting until after the U.S. presidential election.

Any U.N. push by the PA prior to the election would thrust the Obama administration into the position of having to deal with the U.N. statehood question in the middle of an election.

Last September, the PA failed to secure enough votes to declare a state at the U.N. Security Council after the U.S. played a key role in scuttling the statehood attempt. The PA pledged to take a similar request to the General Assembly, where it expects to garner the support of more than 130 countries.

Any General Assembly recognition of a state would be considered mostly symbolic. Still, it would be a step toward possible future Security Council approval which would grant full recognition of a state.” Read more.

Islam’s ‘Arab Spring’ Dream An Unending Christian Nightmare

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By Salim Mansur, QMI Agency – “In the 1990s, western democracies stepped forward to stop ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslavia by dispatching NATO forces in support of UN peacekeeping operations in the Balkans.

The disintegration of Yugoslavia precipitated ethnic strife, and like all such struggles anywhere in the world, the Balkan conflict was complex and layered with history of grievances, identity politics, and religious bigotry. If one reaches back to the early years of the last century, this region was a cauldron of ethno-nationalism that ignited the First World War.

Some 16 years later, the so-called Arab Spring mirrors the conflict that ripped through the Balkans.

The rotten structures of Arab states were primed to crash once the people set aside their fear of despots. But not unlike the Balkans, the death knell of Arab dictatorships has been accompanied by predictable conflicts among people divided by religion, sect and ethnicity.

There is one stark difference, however, between the Balkans and the situation in the Arab-Muslim world.

In the Balkans, the minority most seriously hurt by the conflict were Bosnian Muslims.

It was in part to protect Bosnian Muslims that the West intervened with force and, eventually overseen by President Clinton’s administration, the parties agreed to abide by the Dayton Agreement of November 1995 reached in Dayton, Ohio and formally signed in Paris a few weeks later.

In the Arab-Muslim world, the so–called Arab Spring has hurt most seriously the dwindling Christian minorities of the Middle East. While Arab despots in the name of secularism paradoxically provided some protection to Christians, the situation has worsened with Islamists taking power.

William Dalrymple, the well-respected historian and author of From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium (1998), recently wrote, ‘Wherever you go in the Middle East today, you see the Arab Spring rapidly turning into the Christian winter … The past few years have been catastrophic for the region’s beleaguered 14 million strong Christian minority.’

The decline, probably disappearance, of Christians from the Middle East is an ominous sign of a tragic future for the region.” Read more.

California: Loud Booms Mystify Residents Of El Dorado County

08/25/2012 2 comments

By Anjali Hemphill – “EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – People from all over El Dorado County say they’re hearing loud booms several times a week, but there are many theories on what is causing them.

‘I thought it was thunder,’ said one person.

‘It’s definitely not thunder; too consistent. I thought it was just mining,’ said another person.

‘I always considered them to be sonic booms from flying aircrafts for years,’ said Loring Brunius, owner of Sierra Rock Diamond Quarry.

People who live near Pleasant Valley say their days have been interrupted by loud booms, shaking the floor beneath them.

‘You can feel it in the ground, no question about it. But no one’s been able to figure out why,’ said Pleasant Valley resident Peter O’Grady. ‘I tend to hear somewhere between four to six of these things during the weekdays usually between 11 p.m. and 2 p.m.

‘Boom, boom, boom, boom just like that,’ said Lorren Gonzales, who lives near Pleasant Valley.

And the rolling foothills of El Dorado County make it difficult for them to even tell where it’s coming from.

We asked the owner of Sierra Rock Diamond Quarry what he knew about it. He says they havent blasted since last year. And any miners or quarry owners would need government permission before they can set off any explosives.

‘It’s a federally mandated system, and enforced,’ said Brunius.” Read more.

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