A DISASTER IS STALKING
OBAMA IN THE MIDDLE EAST
[GAINING PERSPECTIVE ON
THE "IN-BETWEEN TIME"]
November 23, 2008
By: S.R. Shearer
"Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always
in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and
be established in the present truth ...
"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables,
when we made known unto you the power and COMING
of our Lord Jesus Christ ...
"We have ... the SURE WORD OF PROPHECY whereunto
ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth
in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star
arise in your hearts." (2 Peter 1:12, 16, 19)
As we have suggested in previous articles, we are - prophetically
speaking - in an "IN-BETWEEN TIME;" a period
when time has apparently gone into slow motion; and it's anyone's
guess how long this period will last. It's a twilight time full
of indistinct shapes and blurry shadows; of swirling phantasms
and spinning apparitions that seem to bring only confusion and
uncertainty insofar as the "end of days" is concerned.
It's a phase that we have been in ever since U.S. forces (the
military forces of "Prophetic Babylon") entered Iraq (the land
of "Ancient Babylon") and established PERMANENT bases there
(2003), and it will not end until the coming of the Antichrist
on the eve of the Gog/Magog War. [Please see Chapter XV in the
NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS, "The
ADDING TO THE SEEMING
CONFUSION OF THE MOMENT
Moreover, the election of Barack Obama to the presidency has
only added to the seeming confusion of the moment; after all Obama
is no Right-Wing religious conservative; he has no connection
to the "Apostate Church" - something which the Bible is "ABSOLUTE"
about. [Please see Chapter XIII of the NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS,
"The Woman of Revelation 17;" please also see Chapter XI,
"King of Babylon;"
in addition, please see our articles, "Luciferic
Christianity" and "The God-Men
of America's New World Order System."]
NOTE: In this
connection, it is necessary that we remind ourselves what
"APOSTASY" is all about: "Apostasy" is not necessarily
false doctrine; neither is it manifestly connected to carnality.
If that were the case, then most of the leaders of today's
American church would be correct in connecting the Antichrist
to a "New Age" religion of one sort or another; and not only
to the "New Age," but also to what they see as the "carnality"
of the Liberal Left; but apostasy is not essentially associated
with any of these things; it is - in the first instance -
a "FALLING AWAY" from something or somewhere; specifically,
the Bible says:
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [i.e.,
the day of the rapture and the resurrection] shall not come,
except there come a FALLING AWAY [i.e. apostasia
(Gk.) or 'apostasy'] first ..." (2 Thess. 2:3)
Naturally enough, the question arises, a "falling away" from
what? - From "the faith!" (1 Timothy 4:1). The Bible says:
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter
times some shall DEPART FROM THE FAITH, giving heed
to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils ..." (1 Tim.
4:1) [This is explicitly the kind of Christianity that we
discuss in our articles, "Luciferic
Christianity" and "The
God-Men of America's New World Order System."]
Now I ask you, How is it possible for someone to "FALL
AWAY" from something or from somewhere he was never at
before? - And surely the "leftist" adherents of the "New Age"
were never affiliated with the "Kingdom of Christ;" and the
same can be said concerning the phrase, "DEPARTING FROM
THE FAITH!" How is possible to depart from somewhere one
has never been before? Obviously, then, the entity the Bible
is speaking about in 2 Thess. 2:3 and 1 Tim. 4:1 can only
be the false church we described in our articles, "Luciferic
Christianity" and "The
God-Men of America's New World Order System;" please
also see our article, "Apostasy:
Christianity in the Service of a Religio-Political-Corporate-Terrorist
And it's not just the election of Obama to the presidency that
is adding to the "befuddlement" of the moment, but also the assertion
by many of today's political pundits that America is losing its
position of preeminence in the world - assertions that are connected
to the present financial crisis and to the much-talked-about collapse
of America's "Big Three" auto-makers. But America's economic preeminence
is no longer connected to its manufacturing base, and has not
been for some time now; it is connected to the "TRIBUTE SYSTEM"
it has imposed on the rest of the world at the point of a gun,
much in the same fashion that ancient Rome did 2,300 years ago.
[Please see Part 2 of Chapter XII of the NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS,
Supremacy" and Part 3 of Chapter XII, "U.S.
Economic Supremacy;" please also see "Inside
the American New World Order System" "Base
World: the Need for Perspective as the U.S. Slides into Chaos"
and "The New American Imperialism;"
finally, please see our DVD, "Greed
Moreover, the assertion that the E.U. is in the process of supplanting
America is patently absurd; and that is even more the case with
China, which has been reduced to nothing more than a U.S. client-state.
[Please see our articles, "America
vs. Europe," "Reducing Europe
to the Status of Greece in the Days of Rome," and "Ninnies,
Know-Nothings and the Falling Dollar."]
With the above "constants" in mind - and we speak here of
the certainty that (1) the Antichrist MUST emanate out of a relationship
with Religious Right conservatives (which would eliminate Obama
from consideration), and that (2) the U.S. is patently (unquestionably)
the "Prophetic Babylon" of the "end of days" - much of the
confusion surrounding us at this present moment can be shown to
be shadows having no basis in reality.
THIS IS THE GREAT VALUE OF THAT "SURE WORD OF PROPHECY"
THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF IN 2 PETER 1:19. It is to us "a light
that shineth in a dark place," and that's surely where we
are in the "end of days" - a dark place!
In addition to the two "constants" enumerated above, we can be
ABSOLUTELY sure of the identity of the "Super Church" that
will arise in the "end of days" - It is the American Church, which
is indissolubly co-related to the American New World Order System
[Please see our articles, "Christians
in Africa: Awake!" and "The
American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago."]
NOTE: The fact
that it's "final ascendancy" to power in the U.S. has been
delayed for a short while because of the Obama interregnum
IS SOMETHING FOR WHICH WE CAN BE GRATEFUL, for that
would greatly hinder the work to which we have been called;
it would catalyze a great persecution against us for which
we are today ill-prepared:
"Take heed to yourselves: For they [the leaders of the
Apostate Church] shall deliver you up to councils [church
councils much like the church councils the Catholic Church
instituted against so-called "heretics" during the Inquisition];
and in the synagogues [their churches] ye shall be beaten
..." (Mark 13:9) [Please see our article, "Don't
Be Naïve about Going to Prison for Christ;" please
also see Part 4 in our series, The Development of a New
National Security Apparatus in the United States and What
It Will Mean to You, "Disappearing
and Imprisoning 'Enemies of the State'."]
And isn't this exactly what the leaders of today's apostate
church would like to do to all those who oppose them? - For
example, Rick Joyner writes:
"Some pastors and leaders who continue to resist us must
be removed from their place."
And Francis Frangipane writes:
"... [T]here will be many 'stumbling blocks' circulating
in the church ... Those serving in leadership must trust
their discernment and REMOVE these 'stumbling blocks'."
[Please see our article, "Today's
Church: Making Zombies out of Christians - the Apostles
and Prophets Movement."]
Shadows and shades of the Inquisition! - In this connection
we must remember what prophecy is all about: It is, as we
have said so many times before, like a road-sign telling us
that there is a "blind curve" ahead (a curve that we cannot
at the moment see) and to slow down; if we fail to do so,
we will surely slide off the road and crash. Obviously, then,
when we fail to take advantage of the time between when we
see the road-sign and when we finally see the "blind curve,"
we defeat the entire purpose of that road-sign and - ipso
facto - of prophecy. It's not without reason that Jesus
"I must work the works of him that sent me, while it
is day: the night cometh, when no man can work"
(John 9:41) - and while Christ was speaking here of Himself,
this advise applies equally to us (His disciples).
SO THEN ...
So, then, we have these three "constants" to guide us; we know
The identity of "Prophetic Babylon."
The identity of the "Apostate Church."
And the fact that the Antichrist MUST emanate
out of a relationship with these two entities - i.e., "Prophetic
Babylon" and the "Apostate Church."
These "constants" are to us "lights that shineth in a dark
place." They help us to distinguish between events that are
important insofar as the "end of the age" is concerned, and events
that are not; what is the truth, and what is nothing more than
the vain babbling of nincompoops posing as "teachers of the Word"
- people about whom Jesus said:
"They be blind leaders of the blind; both they and those who
listen to them shall fall into a ditch." (Matthew 15:14) [Please
see Chapter IX of the NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS for a
more detailed description of the events of the "end of the age,"
"The Course and
Character of the 'Last Days'."]
BE CAREFUL - ALL THIS DOES
NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE SAFE
And there is something more that we need to be careful about
while we are yet in the "IN-BETWEEN TIME" - and that is
to believe that during this relatively small interval of time
we are at least "safe" for the moment; but while that may be true
physically (provided one doesn't take into account the world's
collapsing financial situation and the impact that it will eventually
have on every one of us), it surely is not true spiritually, especially
for those who live in the United States.
Why is that? - Because, as we have indicated on so many previous
occasions, a process is "afoot" in this country that
is transforming its citizens (Christians and non-Christians alike)
into MONSTERS who have been "qualified" to serve
HELL. And one would do well NOT to overestimate
his ability to resist being subsumed by this diabolical process,
as some who have been very tightly associated with this ministry
have done and are doing. [Please see our article, "Blowback:
Creating a Monster Bent on Devouring Its maker."]
In connection with this, one should remember the words of Jesus
to those who fail Him as His ministers, and "FALL AWAY:"
"Then he which had received the one talent came and said,
Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou
hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
"And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the
earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
"His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and
slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not,
and gather where I have not strawed:
"Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers,
and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
"Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto
him which hath ten talents.
"For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall
have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away
even that which he hath.
"AND CAST YE THE UNPROFITABLE SERVANT INTO OUTER DARKNESS:
THERE SHALL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH." (Matthew
And what about the dire warning of Paul to his disciples? -
"For it is IMPOSSIBLE for those who were once enlightened,
and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers
of the Holy Ghost,
"And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers
of the world to come,
"If they shall FALL AWAY, to renew them
again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the
Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame." (Hebrews
Now, these are very, very HARD sayings; but there they
are, in black and white. One would be well advised not to be too
cavalier about them; too quick to "explain" them away
AS NOT MEANING WHAT THEY SO PLAINLY MEAN.
A GREAT DISTURBANCE: DISASTER IS
STALKING OBAMA IN THE MIDDLE EAST
And now we come to the place in which the "IN-BETWEEN TIME"
that we are currently in is slated to come to an end: The Middle
We begin with the talk of the liberal media concerning Obama's
ostensible support of Israel, talk which is calculated to "tamp
down" fears that his administration will be "pro-Arab." Those
responsible for such talk support their contention by recourse
to Obama's choice for "Chief of Staff" at the White House: Rahm
Emanuel, a Jew. They point to a comment made by Rahm's father,
Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, who predicted his son's impact on an Obama
"Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel.
Why wouldn't he be? What is he, an Arab? He's not going to clean
the floors of the White House." (Ma'ariv, 6 Nov.
NOTE: Dr. Benjamin
Emanuel is a former arms smuggler for the Irgun, a
pre-Israel "terrorist group" which carried out numerous attacks
against the British and the Palestinians prior to Israel's
independence (1948). The Irgun was responsible for
the 1946 bombing of Jerusalem's King David Hotel - which did
more than anything else to drive the British out of Palestine.
Commenting on the choice of Emmanuel for such a powerful place
in the Obama Administration, Rannie Amiri, an Arab commentator,
"History will record the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign to
have been one in which American Arabs and Muslims were politically
marginalized, ostracized and disparaged like no time before.
Contrary to initial expectations, those bruised sensibilities
are unlikely to find in President-elect Barack Obama the salve
so desperately needed."
And it's not just the choice of Emmanuel that concerns Amiri;
Amiri goes on to list what he sees as additional "pro-Israel"
politicians who have been chosen or who are in the process of
being "vetted" for high positions in the Obama Administration:
Dennis Ross, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and even Joe Lieberman.
APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEPTIVE
But appearances can be very deceptive - and that's especially
true of Obama. Dr. Rashid Khalidi, a good friend of the Obama
family and a renowned professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University
(and someone Sarah Palin has labeled an "Arab extremist"), writes
about those who "think" they know what Obama is "really"
thinking after coming away from a conversation with him:
"They may come away thinking, 'Wow, he agrees with me'.
But later, when they get home and think about it, they are not
NOTE: To get an
idea of where Palin is coming from, and why she would have
called Khalidi an "Arab extremist," we urge you to see our
article, "McCain and Palin: the
Business Right Marries the Religious Right." The fact
is, Palin is inextricably bound up with such "Christian God-Men"
as Rick Joyner, David Brickner, Robert Stearns, Mike Bickle,
Reuven Doron, Che Ahn, Frank Hammond, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon,
John Eckhardt, Bobbie Byerly, etc. [Please see our article,
"The Supermen Theology of the
International Christian Embassy's Feast of Tabernacles"
for an exposition of the theology (eschatology) that is driving
Palin and those associated with her in the Religious Right.]
The fact is, Rahm Emmanuel is NOT Obama's chief
advisor for Middle Eastern Affairs; Robert Malley is - although
Obama has been careful to keep Malley in the "background." Ed
Laskey writes on Malley:
"A little family history may be in order to understand the
genesis of Robert Malley's views. Normally, one should be reluctant
in exploring a person's family background - after all, who would
want to be held responsible for the sins of one's father? However,
when close relatives share a strong current of ideological affinity,
and when a father has a commanding persona, it behooves
a researcher to inquire a bit into the role of family in forming
views. That said, Robert Malley has a very interesting father.
"His father Simon Malley was born to a Syrian family in Cairo
and at an early age found his métier in political journalism.
He participated in the wave of anti-imperialist and nationalist
ideology that was sweeping the Third World. He wrote thousands
of words in support of struggle against Western nations. In
Paris, he founded the journal Afrique Asie; he and his
magazine became advocates for "liberation" struggles
throughout the world, particularly for the Palestinians.
"Simon Malley LOATHED Israel, and anti-Israel activism
became a crusade for him. He spent countless hours with Yasser
Arafat and became a close friend of Arafat. He was, according
to Daniel Pipes, a sympathizer of the Palestinian Liberation
Organization --- and this was when it was at the height of its
terrorism wave against the West. His efforts were so damaging
to France that President Valerie d'Estaing expelled him from
the country." [For information on Daniel Pipes, please see our
article, "The Neo-Conservatives."]
"[Robert] Malley has seemingly followed in his father's footsteps:
he represents the next generation of anti-Israel activism. Through
his writings he has served as a willing propagandist, bending
the truth (and more) to serve an agenda that is marked by anti-Israel
bias; he heads a group of Middle East policy advisers for a
think-tank funded (in part) by anti-Israel billionaire activist
George Soros ... Each step up the ladder seems to be a step
closer towards his goal of empowering radicals and weakening
the ties between America and our ally Israel."
NOTE: Laskey is
as much a virulent HATER of all things Arab as Malley
is of all things pertaining to Israel; he is involved in a
particularly insidious effort to paint the Muslim community
as an "ENEMY ABSOLUTE" THAT SHOULD BE EXTERMINATED
IN THE SAME MANNER ONE WOULD EXTERMINATE A NEST OF SNAKES.
Nonetheless, Laskey's assessment insofar as Robert Malley's
dislike of Israel is concerned is quite accurate. [We URGE
you to see our article, "Things
Aren't Always What They Appear To Be" which contains
a good deal of information on Laskey and his relationship
with the Religious Right via an organization known
as CUFI; please also see our article, "Hardening
Our Hearts Against God: Becoming a Prisoner of a Pathology
of Hate" and "Radical
Islam;" please also see chapter XV of the New
Antipas Papers, "The
OBAMA'S CONNECTIONS TO THE ARAB
WORLD VIA HIS ROOTS IN SOUTH CHICAGO
And it's not just Malley; there are many others just like Malley,
and all of them reach back to Obama's formative years on
the south side of Chicago where Obama's world-view (Weltanschauung)
was initially formed. Take, for example, Obama's links to Chicago
lawyer Mazen Asbahi, who was appointed national coordinator for
Muslim American affairs by the Obama campaign on July 26 and who
was later forced to step down after The Wall Street Journal
reported on his connection to Jamal Said, the imam of a fundamentalist-controlled
mosque in Illinois, the Bridgeview Mosque in Bridgeview, Ill.
(just outside Chicago).
The eight-year-old connection between Mr. Asbahi (Obama's friend
of many years) and Mr. Said was raised by the Global Muslim
Brotherhood Daily Report, which is published by a Washington
think tank and chronicles the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood,
a worldwide fundamentalist group based out of Egypt. The Justice
Department has named Mr. Said an unindicted co-conspirator in
the racketeering trial last year of several alleged Hamas fund-raisers,
which ended in a mistrial. [Please see our articles "Blowback:
Creating a Monster Bent on Devouring Its Maker" and "Mene,
Mene, Tekel, Upharsin" for information on the Muslim Brotherhood.]
Then, of course, there is the matter of Rashid Khalidi himself,
no friend of Israel: Khalidi is the co-founder of an Arab group
that mourns the establishment of Israel as a CATASTROPHE;
he is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive
of Palestinian terror, and reportedly has worked on behalf of
the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in
anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department
as a terror group. And there are many others, among whom are Minha
Husaini, Nihad Awad, etc. - all of whom are tied to the same Leftist,
anti-Israel groups that Obama became intimate with during his
formative years in the South-Side of Chicago.
It is as difficult to believe that Obama did not imbibe intensely
in these "deep cisterns" of "ISRAEL-HATE" as it is hard
to believe that he did not drink deeply of the anti-American rhetoric
of his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright; and while we in
Antipas would find it easy to agree with the conclusions of many
of these groups regarding the BRUTALITY and HORROR
of the American Empire, it would be less than honest for us not
to admit their anti-American and anti-Jewish biases. [Please see
our articles, "Truth Speaks
to Power: the Jeremiah Wright Story" and "More
Attacks on Rev. Jeremiah Wright."]
NOTE: The Rev.
Jeremiah Wright emanates out of a black consensus among African-American
Christians that is anti-Jewish and sees the worldwide Arab
community as a persecuted group much in the same fashion as
is the black community. It sees nothing fundamentally wrong
with allying itself with Louis Farrakhan's anti-American,
anti-Jewish Nation of Islam. Please see http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=77539
for Farrakhan's view of Obama as the "Black Messiah."]
It was the water from these anti-Jewish, pro Arab cisterns
that Obama drank long before he had any real connection to Rahm
Emanuel, and it is easy to believe that when "push comes to shove"
in the Middle East, Obama will not succumb to these biases.
ISRAEL MUST LEARN TO GET ALONG
WITH A NUCLEAR-ARMED IRAN
Moreover, it's not just those of us in Antipas that are cognizant
of this reality; former United Nations ambassador Thomas Pickering
and James Dobbins, a top diplomatic troubleshooter under former
president Bill Clinton believe that Obama is prepared to "open
the door to direct, unconditional and comprehensive negotiations
at the senior diplomatic level" with Iran and other nations
inimical to the continued survival of Israel - even if it means
tolerating an Iran armed with nuclear weapons. They write approvingly:
"Paradoxical as it may seem amid all the heated media
rhetoric, sustained engagement [with Iran] is far more likely
to strengthen United States national security at this stage
than either escalation to war or continued efforts to threaten,
intimidate or coerce Iran."
Both Pickering and Dobbins assail what they call "myths"
regarding the Middle East - among which is the "myth" that Israel
could not survive alongside a nuclear-armed Iran. Columbia University
Professor Gary Sick, who dealt with Iran on the National Security
Council staff of former presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter,
agrees with Pickering and Dobbins; he writes:
"US efforts to manage Iran through isolation, threats
and sanctions have been tried intermittently for more than two
decades ... In that time they have not solved any major problem
in US-Iran relations, and have made most of them worse ... Threats
are not cowing Iran, and the current regime in Tehran is not
in imminent peril ... The United States needs to stop the provocations
and take a long-term view with this regime, as it did with the
Soviet Union and China." [In other words, the U.S. needs
to learn to get along with a nuclear-armed Iran in much the
same fashion as it learned to get along with a nuclear-armed
Soviet Union and a nuclear-armed China - to say nothing of a
nuclear armed India and a similarly armed Pakistan.]
THIS IS THE KIND OF RHETORIC OUT OF WHICH THE NIGHTMARES OF
THE ISRAELI PEOPLE IS FASHIONED. It's the same kind of nonsense
that led Jews in Germany to believe what Joseph Lehman, the chief
Rabbi of Berlin, counseled his fellow Jews to do five months after
the ascension of Hitler to power in Germany:
"Fleeing Germany is cowardly, just because five months
of pain lie behind us and probably years of misjudgment, hate,
and need lie ahead of us. Practically speaking, we as Jews reaffirm
a life in Germany and for Germany."
We know today where all that rhetoric led: To the ovens of Auschwitz.
Now the rhetoric is coming from the Obama Administration.
ALL THIS COULD LEAD TO AN
EXPLOSION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The very real fact of the matter is, there is ABSOLUTELY
no way the Israeli state can exist side-by-side with an Islamic
community backed up by a nuclear-armed Iran - after all, what
else should one expect from an Islamic public that is daily fed
a diet of virulent anti-Semitism not only in their nightly news
broadcasts and from the propaganda organs of the state, but also
a community that is inextricably bound to anti-Semitism as a result
of their normal routines of life. The fact is, anti-Semitism is
everywhere in the daily life of average Arabs. They are surrounded,
infused and saturated with it.
For example, take the regular fare of television "soap operas"
that millions and millions of Muslim housewives are exposed to
every day - programs that are as popular in the Arab world as
"General Hospital," "As The World Turns,"
and "All My Children" are in this country; except that
all these programs are heavily interlaced with virulent anti-Semitic
themes involving the so-called existence of a Jerusalem cabal
of "international financiers" that aims to take over
the world - a story line straight out of the Protocols of the
Learned Elders of Zion. People need to remember what Islamization
has done to the Arab mind - IT'S MADE DEMONS OUT OF THE JEWS;
and what do you do with demons? YOU KILL THEM IF YOU CAN.
[Please see our article, "The Origins
of the Illuminati Myth."]
This is where this kind of religious fundamentalism ultimately
takes people - and it doesn't matter whether it's "Political
Christianity" [the kind of Christianity that is embraced
by groups such as the Posse Comitatus and the right-wing
militias in the United States (the kind that the Religious Right
is also dangerously close to embracing)] or whether it's the religion
of the Islamic Revolution. EVERYONE THAT IMBIBES THIS KIND
OF RELIGION IS PRONE TO SEE DEMONS! [Please see our article,
"The Civilian Militias and the Mythology
of the Religious Right;" please also see "Pat
Robertson, Illuminism, and the New World Order."]
NEVER AGAIN! - THIS TIME
THE JEWS WILL FIGHT!
When this kind of "religious fundamentalist mindset"
- which, as we have already demonstrated, THE U.S. BEARS COMPLETE
AND SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TURNING LOOSE IN THE ARAB WORLD
(please see our article, "Radical Islam") - is imposed
onto a whole culture, than those who are on the "OUTSIDE"
of that culture are in grave danger of physical annihilation.
It's no longer a question of who stole what from whom; or who
is in the "right" and who is in the "wrong"
insofar as various pieces of real estate are concerned (e.g.,
the Temple Mount, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, etc.); it's not
even a question of "Peace vs. War" - IT'S A QUESTION
OF "LIFE vs. DEATH!" It's a question of the "devil
vs. God" - and on this level, all bets are off, and the "devil
take the hindermost." Loss in this kind of a struggle is
not an option. To be labeled an "OUTSIDER" in
this kind of a war is to be marked for EXTERMINATION!
So what are Jews to do in this kind of a situation? Reason with
their opposition? What's there to reason about? - The kind of
ovens that are best suited for burning their bodies? The kind
of gas that kills the quickest. The Jews have been down this road
before! NEVER AGAIN!! This time they'll fight! If they
go down, they'll take their enemies with them! - and the Jews
have a name for this kind of thinking; they call it the "Samson
Complex!" In other words, if they feel they are being pushed
into a corner from which there is no escape, they will use their
nuclear option - AND HANG THE CONSEQUENCES!
THE SAMSON COMPLEX
The story of Samson is recounted in the Book of Judges. Samson
had been betrayed by his lover Delilah after she had found out
the secret of his great strength - his unshaven hair. The Bible
"... [T]he Philistines took him, and put out his eyes,
and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of
brass; and he did grind in the prison house.
"Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after
he was shaven.
"Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together
for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to
rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy
into our hand ...
"And when the people saw him, they praised their god:
for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy
"And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that
they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they
called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them
sport: and they set him between the pillars.
"And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand,
Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth,
that I may lean upon them.
"Now the house was full of men and women; and all the
lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the
roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson
"And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O LORD
GOD, REMEMBER ME, I PRAY THEE, AND STRENGTHEN ME, I PRAY THEE,
ONLY THIS ONCE, O GOD, THAT I MAY BE AT ONCE AVENGED OF THE
PHILISTINES for my two eyes.
"And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which
the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with
his right hand, and of the other with his left.
"And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And
he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon
the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. SO
THE DEAD WHICH HE SLEW AT HIS DEATH WERE MORE THAN THEY WHICH
HE SLEW IN HIS LIFE." (Judges 16:21-30
IT IS WITH THESE
WORDS IN MIND ...
"Never again!" - It is with these words in mind that we can begin
to understand the words of Binyamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel's
Likud Party, when he said:
"... [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad talks of our destruction
in order to prepare the world for this very possibility ...
Our policy must be clear - no to a nuclear Iran."
"We CANNOT in any way accept the idea of a nuclear
Iran. I will continue the tradition established by Menachem
Begin, who did not allow Iraq to develop such a nuclear threat
[at Osirak in Iraq] against Israel, and by a daring and
courageous act gave us two decades of tranquility."
also spelled Osiraq, (French: Osirak; Iraqi:
Tammuz 1), was a 40 MW light-water nuclear materials testing
reactor (MTR) in Iraq. It was constructed by the Iraqi government
at the Al Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center, 18 km (11 miles)
south-east of Baghdad in 1977. It was destroyed by Israeli
aircraft in 1981 in a surprise attack code-named Operation
Opera to prevent the regime of Saddam Hussein from using the
reactor for the creation of nuclear weapons.
There are, of course, others in Israel that Obama and his minions
think they can persuade to go along with the idea of a nuclear-armed
Iran; for instance, Ehud Barak of Israel's Labor Party and Tzipi
Livni of the Kadima Party; but the fact is, Netanyahu is favored
to win the next Israeli election scheduled for February of 2009.
Add to this the fact that an Obama victory has left many Israelis
uncertain about America's intentions regarding Israel, Israelis
may be more inclined than ever to elect Netanyahu.
NETANYAHU: A THORN IN OBAMA'S SIDE
In addition to the fact that Netanyahu is a hawk, he is also
in the habit of going around the "American power structure" and
appealing DIRECTLY to the American people for support
of Israel, something that an Obama Administration that wishes
to make a "new start" in the Middle East will find particularly
And make no mistake about it! - Netanyahu has and will find again
a deep reservoir of support for the state of Israel in the Religious
Right. THIS IS THE KIND OF "STUFF" THAT COULD VERY WELL INCITE
THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT IN THE UNITED STATES AND DRAW THEM OUT INTO
THE STREETS AGAINST THE LEFT.
At the center of the "Pro-Israel" (pro-Netanyahu) faction
of the Religious Right stands John Hagee, pastor of the giant
Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. Allied with him are
such evangelical "super-stars" as George Morrison of the 8,000-member
Faith Bible Chapel of Arvada, Colorado and Rod Parsley of the
World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio. [Please see our video,
"Greed Is Good," for information on Parsley.]
All are members of an organization known as "Christians
United for Israel" (CUFI). CUFI is the Christian counterpart
of the "American Israel Public Affairs Committee" (AIPAC).
IT IS THE BELIEF OF CUFI MEMBERS THAT WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF
ARMAGEDDON - a war in which Israel will defeat the forces
of anti-Christ which are centered around the European Union, at
least according to CUFI members. [Again, we URGE
you to see our article, "The Supermen
Theology of the International Christian Embassy's Feast of Tabernacles"
for an exposition of the theology (eschatology) that is driving
Hagee and those associated with him in the Religious Right.]
Hagee, who is the head of CUFI, has written in Jerusalem Countdown
that what's going on in the Middle East today -
" ... is all about the end of days and how nuclear war
with Iran will ignite it."
Pretty heavy! - especially in light of Netanyahu's "SAMSON
COMPLEX" regarding the bombing of Iran's nuclear facilities.
NOTE: As we have
previously indicated, the CUFI board of directors includes
the former Republican presidential candidate and religious
right activist Gary Bauer as well as George Morrison, chairman
of the board of Promise Keepers and Rod Parsley, the Ohio
televangelist who is rapidly becoming a major political figure
in the Christian right. Among CUFI's other supporters are
nationally syndicated Christian right talk show host Janet
Parshall, who serves on its board of advisers, and Ron Wexler,
an Orthodox Jew and president of the theocratic Ten Commandments
Commission, which has the backing of nearly every prominent
conservative evangelical in the country. Many popular TBN
televangelists, among them Benny Hinn and the best-selling
author of self-improvement books, Joyce Meyer, have also offered
their support. Meyer was named one of the country's 25 most
influential evangelicals in an oft-cited 2005 Time Magazine
article -- as was Stephen Strang, CEO of Strang Communications.
David Brog, a former chief of staff to Senator Arlen Specter,
the Pennsylvania Republican, serves on CUFI's board of advisers.
Standing With Israel, his book urging Jews to embrace
the support of evangelical Christians, has just been published
by Strang. In addition to all this, CUFI is heavily involved
with the neo-conservatives of the Political Right. [Again,
please see our article, "The
Neo-Conservatives;" please also see our article, "The
PRECIPITATING THE COUNTDOWN
TO THE GOG / MAGOG WAR
Now one must realize something here: The Israeli bombing of Iran
- which would not be aimed at Iran's population centers, but specifically
at Iran's nuclear facilities - would not be enough to constitute
what the Bible describes as the "Gog-Magog War" - a war that will
engulf all of the Middle East, Central Asia and possibly even
parts of Europe; a war that will kill off five-sixths of the population
of that area. [Please see Chapter XV of the NEW ANTIPAS
Gog / Magog War."]
But what it will most likely do is precipitate the final countdown
to that war, and destroy whatever peace initiatives the Obama
Administration might have started in the Middle East.
AND THEN THERE IS THE MATTER
OF PAKISTAN: OBAMA'S CAMBODIA
And there's something else; something which cannot help but make
a shambles out of Obama's peace initiatives in the Middle East;
something that could very well catalyze Netanyahu to strike at
Iran; and that is this: Obama, in an effort to appease his critics
who decry him as a "peacenik," has - according to George C. Wilson,
a veteran national security advisor and a contributor to Counter
Punch Magazine - committed himself to stepping up the war
against the Taliban in Afghanistan. There is, however, no way
the Taliban and their allied tribes in Afghanistan can be defeated
without cleaning out their sanctuaries just over the Afghan border
in Pakistan. Wilson writes:
"I can hear frustrated U.S. commanders on the ground in Afghanistan
making the same kind of argument to Obama's team tomorrow that
I heard yesterday in Vietnam when I was a combat correspondent
"I could empathize with this lament, for example, that I heard
in 1968 from a 9th Division infantry battalion commander, whose
mission was to rid his area - South Vietnam's rice bowl, the
Delta - of the stealthy Viet Cong guerrillas: 'I can have my
kids chase the Viet Cong all day and all night. But whenever
they catch up to a good number of them, they just run over the
border into Cambodia where we can't go'."
"His was among the impressive military arguments I heard for
invading Cambodian border sanctuaries ..."
As a result of this argument, Nixon rushed into Cambodia to -
"Clean out the enemy's border sanctuaries ... But the invaders
failed to achieve the military objective of finding and destroying
the Communist headquarters in Cambodia known as COSVN for Central
Office for South Vietnam."
Not only that, America's invasion of Cambodia led to the collapse
of the Cambodian government and to the breakup of Cambodia not
only as a nation, but as a society. Now fast forward to Pakistan
today. President Asif Ali Zardari, husband of Benazir Bhutto,
a Muslim moderate who was assassinated in December while campaigning
in parliamentary elections, is already complaining about U. S.
military strikes against alleged al Qaida and Taliban targets
in Pakistan's border regions. Many fear that if the U.S. continues
down this path of cross-border raids it will result in a war that
the United States would find impossible to win - at least without
the use of nuclear weapons; a war involving a country with a population
far surpassing the populations of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and even
Iran; a population that would swallow-up any American present-day
ground force that would dare to enter it.
Obama would be making the same mistake the last great LIBERAL
Democratic Party leader Lyndon Johnson made when - in attempting
to prove his military acumen - plunged into a war that his predecessor
JFK had eschewed, and was DESTROYED by it.
THIS IS WHAT THE "NEO-CONS" ARE HOPING FOR;
THIS IS WHAT JOHN HAGEE IS HOPING FOR
THIS IS PRECISELY THE COURSE OF ACTION THAT THE NEO-CONS ARE
HOPING THAT OBAMA WILL FOLLOW - an effort aimed at proving,
to put it in the vernacular, that he has "balls that are as big
as the balls any Republican has."
Trapping the American army in Pakistan trying to "clean out"
al Qaeda and the Taliban could not help but embolden Iran
to push forward its goal of turning itself into a nuclear power,
THEREBY INSTIGATING AN ISRAELI AIR ATTACK ON ITSELF, an
air attack that would set the Islamic world aflame.
That's what Pastor John Hagee says is going on; it's -
" ... all about the end of days and how nuclear war with
Iran will ignite it."
MAKE PROPHECY COUNT FOR SOMETHING;
TAKE ACTION BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE
It's in the light of these facts that we URGE you
to acquaint yourselves with what's happening today. WE URGE
YOU TO CONSIDER TAKING THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS:
Those of you who continue to reside WITHIN the borders
of the United States and who want to involve themselves in
Brothers and sisters - all those who live OUTSIDE
the borders of the United States - God is raising up a TESTIMONY
to His holy Name in these "last days." If you want
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"IF WE HAVE SOWN UNTO YOU SPIRITUAL THINGS, IS
IT A GREAT THING IF WE SHALL REAP YOUR CARNAL (MATERIAL)
THINGS?" (1 Cor. 9:11)
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