Posts Tagged ‘middle east’

(By Timon Dias)

During Operation Pillar of Defense, it became clear to me that most Western college students and opinion makers do not despise or loathe Hamas the way it factually deserves. I personally do not understand this, and I know that most Israeli´s don’t understand this either.

Hamas represents everything that postmodern minds would be expected to oppose with vigor. It is an organization of freedom hating, theocratic, tyrannical, life loathing thugs that preaches deathcult and genocide. And they don’t just preach it. Through their zealous indoctrination, they make their Gazan subordinates practice what Hamas preaches.  (more…)

This radio show host cannot introduce his show – too many rocket alerts overrule his show’s start. Gives you a feel for how it was / is / will be again soon.

rockets fired to israel

Check out Israel National Radio – Tamar Yonah. Listen to full audio here.

Check out – Aaron Klein Show. Listen to full audio here.

An interview by Aaron Klein with former CIA spy.

Aaron Klein. Listen to full audio here.

Blood libel (also blood accusation) is a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, usually Jews, murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays. Historically, these claims—alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration—have been a major theme in European persecution of Jews. (Wikipedia)

A note on ‘Palestine’. Consider the continued Jewish presence in Palestine & the quotes below. Who can lay claim to Palestine is its “original inhabitants”? Surely the Jews cannot be excluded, at least.

In 1888, Professor Sir John William Dawson wrote: Immigration took place from Europe, from North Africa (mainly to Jaffa) and from the Yemen.

“Until today (1888), no people has succeeded in establishing national dominion in the Land of Israel. No national unity, in the spirit of nationalism, has acquired any hold there. The mixed multitude of itinerant tribes that managed to settle there did so on lease, as temporary residents. It seems that they await the return of the permanent residents of the land.” (Wikipedia)

Prior to the Ottoman Empire’s dismemberment, the population of the area comprising modern Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip was not exclusively Muslim. Under the rule of the Ottoman Empire in the mid-16th century, there were [?no more than?] 10,000 Jews in Palestine, (Wikipedia)

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CAIRO – Egypt’s military will retain broad executive powers, help shape the framing of a new constitution and keep its vast financial holdings hidden even after an elected parliament is seated, one of the ruling generals told foreign journalists Wednesday.

Maj. Gen. Mukhtar Mulla sounded at times conciliatory and other times defensive or defiant in a rare two-hour interview that offered the most in-depth look to date at the vision that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has for Egypt’s democratic transition. Since they took power upon President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster last February, the reclusive generals typically have announced their plans via state media or an official Facebook page.

“We don’t speak of our work. We let our work speak for us,” Mulla said, explaining the opacity of the council’s inner workings and its financial portfolio.

The latest communique, issued Wednesday, hands executive powers to the military-appointed interim prime minister, Kamal el-Ganzouri, except for command of the armed forces and the judiciary.

Albert Mohler, The Briefing. Listen to full audio here.

 

Fear-mongering? Well, no. Everyone ignores Hitler when he was broadcasting his plans. He was just harmless & crazy … just like Ahmadinejad right?

“Pentagon chief laments Israel’s growing ‘isolation’ from traditional partners like Turkey” – Washington Post

Did the US have no impact on this “growing isolation”? Maybe it depends on the media & spin you’ve been exposed to. Really – check out the history of the “peace process” & see where offers & concessions happened. Check how many concessions the PA, Hamas & Hezbollah made.

Also, an update on future politics in Egypt. Concerns around the elections in Egypt – 60% thus far (at time of this recording) went to Islamist parties. Realistically the hopes for peace would have been in victories for secular parties.

…and insurgency warning in weeks or months ahead in pro-western Jordan. Would the US support Jordan or also ‘assist’ in terms of toppling the government of the only likely peaceful border that Israel has?

Aaron Klein. Listen to full audio here.


Audio: Mosab, the eldest son of a famous Islamic leader in Hamas, was a keen believer in Islam, but after an intense period of working as a double-agent he eventually realised that Israel was not the enemy after all. He found the Truth in the Bible someone gave him could best describe what he saw people do & was challenged to start his journey of becoming a follower of Jesus.

Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas founder and leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, famously converted to Christianity, served for over a decade as the Shin Bet security service’s most valuable source in the militant organization’s leadership. The intelligence he supplied Israel led to the exposure of a number of terrorist cells, and to the prevention of dozens of suicide bombings and assassination attempts on Israeli figures. Mosab was considered the Shin Bet’s most reliable source in the Hamas leadership, earning himself the nickname “the Green Prince” – using the color of the Islamist group’s flag, and “prince” because of his pedigree as the son of one of the movement’s founders.

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Will Israel attack Iran? Don’t underestimate the military capability of this blessed nation. They are not a nation of saints, but be sure that the God of Israel doesn’t take kindly to the nations messing around with Israel & her interests.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” – Zechariah 12

Another Blast in Iran, This Time Followed by Rockets Landing in Israel
Former MI chief: Iran has enough material for 4 or 5 nuclear bombs
Israel could mount pinpoint raids on Iran: analysts

Aaron Klein. Listen to full audio here.

Quote from Epicenter book (published 2006), before all the headlines on this started to  show up: “FUTURE HEADLINE: ISRAEL DISCOVERS MASSIVE RESERVES OF OIL, GAS.” Note the when news volume on these topics started (2008) according to Google screenshot below.

Both of these (more on oil, more on oil & gas as well as BBC : Could Israel be another Middle East oil giant?) have since happened & this is not the first “lucky guess” from Rosenberg’s books. Oil production has some challenges, but potential is starting to look more actual as months pass by:

Quote (from BBC, 30/09/2011):

The project could be lucrative. The World Energy Council estimates Israel is sitting on enough shale to produce around four billion barrels of oil, enough at today’s usage to keep the country in oil for more than 40 years. Mr Nguyen’s company claims Israel may turn out to have oil deposits comparable to Saudi Arabia, which sits on an estimated 260 billion barrels. Corben says it may not be a fair comparison. He says in Saudi Arabia “oil is actually oil” whereas in Israel a lot of money needs to be spent heating the rock and recovering the oil. And there’s a long way to go before the company proves its technology will work, and before it gets all the necessary government permits.

How is it possible to predict headlines such at this? That’s what hundreds of interviewers have asked him. He says he gets it from the Bible. Does the Bible really talk of things like this? Some people have started taking both Rosenberg & more importantly, the Bible more seriously.

Some background over the ‘weird coincidences’ that seemed to match what Rosenberg wrote as fiction…

From Wikipedia:
A Modern Nostradamus?
Rosenberg’s novels have attracted those interested in Bible Prophecy, due to several of his fictional elements of his books that would occur after his writing of books. Nine months before the September 11th attacks, Rosenberg wrote a novel with a kamikaze plane attack on an American city. Five months before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he wrote a novel about war with Saddam Hussein, the death of Yasser Arafat eight months before it occurred, a story with Russia, Iran, and Libya forming a military alliance against Israel occurring the date of publishing, the rebuilding of the city of Babylon, Iran vowing to have Israel “wiped off the face of the map forever” five months before Iranian President Ahmadinejad used similar language, and the discovery of huge amounts of oil and natural gas in Israel (a major gas discovery occurred in January 2009). A brief article in U.S. News & World Report referred to him as a “Modern Nostradamus” (quoted below) although Rosenberg tries to play down those proclamations, stating that “I am not a clairvoyant, a psychic, or a ‘Modern Nostradamus,’ as some have suggested.” He gives the credit for his accurate predictions to studying Biblical prophecy and applying to the modern world.

U.S. News & World Report:
It’s getting a little weird being Joel Rosenberg, the New York Times bestseller of terrorism thrillers and speechwriter in Steve Forbes’s 2000 presidential campaign. First, he wrote The Last Jihad about a terrorist’s kamikaze attack on a U.S. city and the subsequent hunt for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. That was well before 9/11. Now he has written The Last Days, which opens with a Palestinian attack on a U.S. convoy, just like what happened a few weeks back. And look out, Yasser Arafat: Rosenberg offs you on Page 28. “People,” said Rosenberg, “are starting to think these books are ripped from tomorrow’s headlines.”

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