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.
For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle? – 1 Corinthians 14:8
With the arrest of three men in New York, allegedly on their way to hijack a plane in Turkey to divert it to the ISIS hotbed in Syria, we have yet another instance of the “war on terror” coming ever closer to home and on US soil. The men have also been accused of plotting to kill police, FBI agents, US soldiers, and even President Obama.
Again, most people can see the hand writing on the wall and are beginning think critically about how they will respond when a more concerted attack takes place here in the US homeland. Others, of course, have their heads firmly planted in the sand (or sometimes, a certain body orifice) and are waiting ever-so blithely for a very stern and rude awakening. It’s hard to blame them when a lot of the media discussion is around whether the President and his cabinet are using the correct nomenclature or what strategies can be used to defeat ISIS and their ilk “over there.”
Since there is no clarity of message in our national media space, and not much of a message coming from American spiritual leaders, the sound being heard today is uncertain. Without a clear and certain “sound” how can one prepare himself for battle?
Sounding the Trumpet
Please prepare your mind and spirit for the struggle of our generation. Seek God’s will in your life and ask him what He would have you do during the coming storm. Prepare for both a spiritual battle, and quite possibly, a physical one.
As ISIS beheads 21 Egyptian, Coptic Christians in Lybia and shoots up a free speech forum, and kills two, in Copenhagen, Denmark just this week (not to mention the other recent events in Europe and elsewhere), we can see two common elements in the targets of Islamic jihad: open Christians & seculars that dare criticize Islam or its followers. As such, it’s amazing that even though such elements are in ready abundance here in the US, most people do not imagine that such attacks can, or will, take place on American soil. As Franklin Graham, head of Samaritan’s Purse and son of evangelist Billy Graham, has said, “The storm is coming.” It is certainly time that most Americans wake up to this fact.
So ask yourself: How are you preparing your family and your soul for this seemingly inevitable event? Continue reading
This was President Obama’s admonition to evangelical Christians at the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast, lest they forget how complicit they were in waging 9 crusades in the Middle East between 1096 and 1270 (919 years ago!) and in the Spanish Inquisition of 1480 to 1834 (535 years ago!).
Genius he’s not, but increasingly our President is offering the intellect and rhetorical barbs of a 9th grade drop out. “Yeah, but what about the crusades? And the Inquisition?” Ooh. Ouch! You got us on that one. His level of understanding of these events does not even rise to the level of Infogalactic. Henry Kamen has made some serious headway in rebutting many of the myths that surround the Spanish Inquisitions, but even Infogalactic agrees on an execution rate by the Inquisitors of around 2%. So, of the 150,000 tribunals, some 3,000+ people were executed during this time. For the mathematically impaired, that is less than nine deaths per year (3000 / (1834-1480) = 8.47); much less than are claimed by the swimming pool or bicycle each year. Of course, more Americans were killed in a Muslim-sponsored attack, in one day, than were people during the entirety of the Spanish Inquisition. Continue reading