Pray, Candle Light Vigil, Lather, Rinse, Repeat

You are witnessing insanity. I am not referring to the insanity of Islamic terror – that’s not insane, just demonic.

You are watching the destruction of a culture, built over thousands of years rousso– destroyed in a few generations.  I am not referring to the destruction of jihadis who just detonated a nail bomb to rip apart children, including 8-yr-old girls, as they enjoy an Ariana Grande concert.

The insanity belongs to the people of the West; the so-called “leaders” of democracy and liberal values.  To those who continue to spout banal, poopy-talk like

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The destruction is not by suicide vests, but by a domestic security policy that allows, nay invites, a foreign invasion on a scale unprecedented in human history. I say again – unprecedented in human history.

When all your response is:

  1. Hashtag “Thoughts and prayers”
  2. Change Facebook filter
  3. Candlelight vigil
  4. Wait for the next slaughtering

then you are insane. Destructively insane.dag39m_xgaezcju

When any resource is put into policing Facebook posts and Tweets for “Islamophobia”, instead of monitoring foreign terror on your own soil, you know you are living in the land of lunatics.

23-yr-old Salman Abedi, the man who blew himself, and others, up last night, was “known to [UK] security services” but they did nothing to stop him.  He had been planning this for months, but they believed he did not “pose an immediate threat”.  Meanwhile, Tommy Robinson just got out of prison for having wrongthink on Twitter.  Let that sink in.  A Tweet = prison. Known terrorist activities = no action.

Madness.

The West is starving for real leadership.  Breathlessly waiting for one man to, instead of repeating the same PC dog sh*t about “diversity” and “strength” and “privilege” and “inclusion” to say “You know what? We messed up. This doesn’t work. Those among us who cannot build or maintain our society’s values don’t belong here. We will not implement practical measures to correct this”.

Just as nature abhors a vacuum, so does true leadership.  Somebody will step up. Unfortunately, if the leaders of the West don’t act now, that person will be someone who won’t play so nicely and whose methods may be a bit dicey – but by then most people will welcome it.

One day, the wrong guy’s daughter is going to get blown up (or stabbed, or raped) and he will look like the second coming of John Wick. And all the blood shed then and now up to that point, will be on the hands of those that caused this issue and do nothing about it.

 

Dick Cheney Is For It – Why You Should Be Weary

Former US Vice President, Dick Cheney, on Monday, began his attempts to prime the pump for a US war with Russia.  Speaking at the Economic Times & Global Business Summit, Mr. Cheney made the case that the alleged Russian interference in the US 2016 presidential election “could be considered an act of war”.

It has been interesting to watch US media spend so much time on the Trump/Russia/election angle. It seemed their approach was to undermine the credibility and legitimacy of the President.  Maybe they could get him into a bigger scandal; get him, or someone in his inner circle to make a false statement about any communications with someone in Russia in order to prosecute a process foul.  But it seems our government and Deep State operatives, of which Dick Cheney is certainly a part, wants much more than that. I thought that after Hillary Clinton lost, they’d slow down with the war with Russia talks. Remember, during the 2016 election season, candidates from both parties were calling for the enforcement of no-fly zones over Syria. People with half a brain then knew that meant war with Russia. (The war-monger John McCain has been calling for war with Russia in Syria for more than 18 months now.)

But back to Dick Cheney. You know what? Never mind. We can probably trust a guy who was the Secretary of Defense during the first Iraq war, served on the Council of Foreign Relations, was CEO of an American multinational corporation, and one of the world’s largest oil field services companies, and was totally right about Iraq’s WMD’s after 2001.

Christian Militias Take Arms to ISIS

From Walid Shoebat:

Iraq’s first Christian-only brigade of regular forces graduated Thursday to help retake the community’s towns and villages from the Islamic State group while they put the mark of God — the Holy Cross — on their foreheads, before marching to battle against ISIS. Christians are reviving a biblical custom from Ezekiel’s time in which God demanded to mark the foreheads of the followers of the true God….  Most of Iraq’s Christians lived in the Nineveh plain, an area between the main IS hub of Mosul and the Kurdish capital of Arbil, before IS fighters swept in seven months ago….“Around 600 peshmerga from our Christian brothers in the Nineveh

Bret, center right with beanie and sunglasses, and Tim, to his left

plain joined this course, which focused on physical training, military lectures and shooting exercises,” said Abu Bakr Ismail, the commander of the training academy.“All the participants are volunteers… and want to liberate their land from IS and then protect it,” the Kurdish special forces major general said… Several other Christian groups have formed in recent months in northern Iraq. They do not fall under the peshmerga’s command but are hosted and supported by Kurdistan.There are also Americans joining the Christian militia, two of whom are Tim Locks and Bret, two courageous men Shoebat.com has written on before.

Please comment below:

  • What do you think of the concept of a Christian militia? One that is not bound by allegiance to any state or nation, but rather to the church?
  • Do you think the church should be actively supporting such groups and activities, with finances, weapons, ammunition, food & supplies, prayer, etc?
  • Do you think that such a militia will one day be needed to defend the church/Christians in the West, especially the US?
… that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding ~ Colossians 1:9

The Changing Landscape of War & Conflict

WAR
1  a (1):  a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations; (2):  a period of such armed conflict (3):state of war
    b:  the art or science of warfare
2  a:  a state of hostility, conflict, or antagonism
     b:  a struggle or competition between opposing forces or for a particular end <a class war> <a war against disease>

From Merriam-Webster, this definition of war makes one thing immediately stand out: that war is armed conflict between states or nations.  Since the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, the State has had a monopoly on war (in the West, anyway).

On a parallel track to the idea of who can call for war, who can conduct war (and for what reasons), there has also been the moral and ethical dilemma for Christians of participating in such conflict as armed combatants.  For most, this idea has been settled since the idea of Just War was brought forth by St. Augustine of Hippo, and later codified by St. Thomas Aquinas some nine hundred years later.  Augustine, leaning heavily on the Romans 13:1-4, gave reprieve to the Christian conscience by indicating that the State was appointed by God and was His instrument to execute “wrath on him who practices evil”, and therefore not guilty of violating the commandment thou shall not kill.

Aquinas then offered criteria for establishing Just War, which has been supplemented in the years since:

  1. Just Cause – a nation must have a just cause to go to war, like defense of self, or innocents, against aggressive or oppressive nations
  2. Legitimate Authority – only political authorities, duly appointed, may have the right to wage war
  3. Right Intention – war can only be to right a wrong, not for material or economic gain
  4. Last Resort – all possible diplomatic options must have been exhausted
  5. Proportionality – weighing the harms of war, such harms must be outweighed by the harms and evils of not going to war

So, for hundreds of years, Christians in the West Continue reading