Archive for July 31st, 2006

Re-Post: “So, What Would They Do?” by Hal Lindsey

Monday, July 31st, 2006

I was listening with interest when a British reporter was called in by Fox News to give her ‘analysis’ of the current Middle East conflict between Hezbollah, Hamas and Israel. The context of the interview was in relation to Hezbollah’s upping the ante by firing a new, longer range rocket into Afula, some ten miles south of Haifa.
The interviewer pointed out President Bush’s statement that the root cause of the violence was Hezbollah and Hamas.
The British reporter, Hillary McKenzie, immediately took exception to Bush’s statement, saying that ‘in Europe’s view’ (which obviously was shared by McKenzie) the root of the problem was really Israel’s refusal to grant the Palestinians a state of their own.
The fact that every ‘occupied’ territory vacated by Israel was immediately used to stage new attacks against Israel aside, what would, say, the British do? Let’s just suppose that a group of Irishmen living in Ireland wanted an independent Irish state in place of the British mandate in Northern Ireland?
Let’s sweeten the pot by pretending that the Irishmen wanting an Irish state on Irish soil in place of the British-ruled state set up by the British after conquering its inhabitants won’t take ‘no’ for an answer?
To make it even more interesting, let’s pretend that these Irishmen set up an anti-British terrorist group and gave it a nationalist-sounding name, like, maybe the “Irish Republican Army” with a cool acronym like the Palestinians have in the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s acronym, PLO?
So, supposing there was an entity called the IRA that used bombs and terrorist attacks aimed at driving the British off Irish land and setting up an Irish state under Irish rule?
What would the British do?
Would they conduct ground wars against the IRA? Would they imprison the Irish ‘freedom fighters’ who were fighting with the only weapon they had — terrorism — against a ruling external nation much too powerful for the IRA to fight by conventional means?
Or would they, as McKenzie says Europe sees it, immediately turn Northern Ireland over to the Irish ‘rebels?’
Indeed, would ethnic Irishmen seeking to free themselves from foreign rule even qualify as ‘rebels’? Wouldn’t they be ‘freedom fighters’ like the Palestinians?
What IS the difference between British rule in Northern Ireland and Israeli rule over the West Bank and Gaza? Is there one? You bet there is. Before there WAS a Britain, there was an Israel. And before the British ever discovered there was an island across the Irish sea, the ‘Palestinian territories’ were part of ethnic Israel. Northern Ireland was never composed of ethnic Britons.
And Britain did not come into possession of Northern Ireland as a consequence of repelling Irish invaders whose goal was the extermination of the British race.

While we’re on the subject, China voiced its opposition to Israel’s incursion into Lebanon at the Security Council, demanding Israel be condemned for its actions against Hezbollah.
What if there were an island composed of ethnic Chinese that had NEVER been part of the People’s Republic of China? What if that island declared itself an independent nation? What would China do if Tawan resisted forcible unification with the Red Chinese? According to Beijing, it would use all the weapons at its disposal to bring Taiwan back under its rule.

What if Chechnya were to declare it did not want to be part of the new Russian Federation after the Soviet Union collapsed? What would Moscow do? Would it grant Chechnya the independence its population demanded? Or would it conduct a decade-long war, killing thousands of civilians in the process, to force Chechnya into the Russian Federation against the will of the majority of Chechen citizens?

What would the French do if the Vietnamese, after decades of colonial rule, declared its independence? Would it wish the Vietnamese rebels ‘bon chance’ and give the country back to its people? Or would it fight a ten-year war to keep Vietnam inside the sphere of French colonial influence?

Of course, none of these are exactly in parallel with the Israeli-Arab war. The Irish Republican Army poses no existential threat to the continued viability of Great Britain. The IRA has not sworn to annihilate every living Englishman and then seize Britain’s assets for itself.

The Taiwanese have not attacked Beijing, or threatened the annihilation of the Red Chinese state and every living Chinaman on the mainland.

The Chechens have not banded together with the express purpose of destroying Russia and setting up a Chechen state in its place.

And the Vietnamese defeated the French, after which, it left them alone.

What would the United Nations do if New Zealand attacked Australia with the express purpose of annihilating Australia as a nation and exterminating every Australian it could find, simply because they were Australians? Would they urge Australia to show ‘restraint’?
We already know what the British would do. They would increase their troop presence in Northern Ireland, and capture or kill every Irishman that lifted a hand against them. And they would NOT call the IRA ‘freedom fighters’. They’d call them terrorists.
China has threatened to launch an all-out invasion of Tawian and overthrow any Taiwanese government that dared to formally declare independence from the Red Chinese government Taiwan was never part of.
And Moscow has been conducting an all-out war against Chechen ‘rebels’ whom Moscow calls ‘terrorists’ and not ‘freedom fighters’.
But Israel, a sovereign member state of the United Nations, has fought five wars for its existence against the combined forces of the Arab world. In each case, the provocation for the Arab attacks was the mere existence of a Jewish state called Israel.

In each case, Brits, Chinese, Russians and UN have demanded Israel withdraw to indefensible borders, insisted on a cease-fire in order to give Israel’s enemies a chance to rest and regroup before launching a new war. And in each case, it blamed Israel for causing the war BY ITS EXISTENCE, demanding it surrender parts of itself to the aggressors in exchange for a ‘peace’ that never came.

History tells us what THEY would do. But, of course, their situation is different.

They aren’t Jews.

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News from Iran

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Two stories caught my eye this morning concerning Iran’s latest rants.

Iran forces urged to prepare to hit Israel
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s hardline forces should get ready to take revenge on Israel and the United States for the offensive on Lebanon, the head of the Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Sunday.
“The Basij and Revolutionary Guards should prepare to get even with the Zionists and Americans,” Yahya Rahim-Safavi was quoted as telling Islamic militiamen by the conservative Fars news agency.
The Basij are volunteer Islamic militiamen.

UN resolution on atomic work rejected
TEHRAN — The people of Iran are entitled to produce their own nuclear fuel, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said yesterday, rejecting the terms of a draft UN resolution that demands Iran give up its nuclear work. Ahmadinejad said Iranians were seeking “peaceful nuclear technology.”
France issued a draft resolution to the Security Council on Friday demanding that Iran suspend nuclear activities by Aug. 31 or face the threat of sanctions if it refuses. A vote is expected this week. (Reuters)

Photos that damn Hezbollah

Monday, July 31st, 2006

No surprise here. Waging war on civilians while using civilians as “human shields” is what terrorist do.

THIS is the picture that damns Hezbollah. It is one of several, smuggled from behind Lebanon’s battle lines, showing that Hezbollah is waging war amid suburbia.
The images, obtained exclusively by the Sunday Herald Sun, show Hezbollah using high-density residential areas as launch pads for rockets and heavy-calibre weapons.
Dressed in civilian clothing so they can quickly disappear, the militants carrying automatic assault rifles and ride in on trucks mounted with cannon.
The photographs, from the Christian area of Wadi Chahrour in the east of Beirut, were taken by a visiting journalist and smuggled out by a friend.
They emerged as:
US President George Bush called for an international force to be sent to Lebanon.
ISRAEL called up another 30,000 reserve troops.
THE UN’s humanitarian chief Jan Egeland called for a three-day truce to evacuate civilians and transport food and water into cut-off areas.
US SECRETARY of State Condoleezza Rice returned to the Middle East to push a UN resolution aimed at ending the 18-day war, and:
A PALESTINIAN militant group said it had kidnapped, killed and burned an Israeli settler in the West Bank.
The images include one of a group of men and youths preparing to fire an anti-aircraft gun metres from an apartment block with sheets hanging out on a balcony to dry.
Others show a militant with AK47 rifle guarding no-go zones after Israeli blitzes.
Another depicts the remnants of a Hezbollah Katyusha rocket in the middle of a residential block blown up in an Israeli air attack.
The Melbourne man who smuggled the shots out of Beirut and did not wish to be named said he was less than 400m from the block when it was obliterated.
“Hezbollah came in to launch their rockets, then within minutes the area was blasted by Israeli jets,” he said.
“Until the Hezbollah fighters arrived, it had not been touched by the Israelis. Then it was totally devastated.
“It was carnage. Two innocent people died in that incident, but it was so lucky it was not more.”
The release of the images comes as Hezbollah faces criticism for allegedly using innocent civilians as “human shields”.
Mr Egeland blasted Hezbollah as “cowards” for operating among civilians.
“When I was in Lebanon, in the Hezbollah heartland, I said Hezbollah must stop this cowardly blending in among women and children,” he said.

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Rabbis issue worldwide prayer calls

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Please continue to pray for Israel, that God will spread His protection over them, guide them and show them His Glory!!
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ need to remember that Jesus is a Jew, an Israelite. As His “adopted” people, through His promise of salvation on the cross, to all Gentiles, we have a responsibility to support Israel. They are still God’s chosen people. We have our roots with them through Avraham (Abraham), Yitzchak (Isaac) and Ya’acov (Jacob). May God Bless and Protect His People, Israel.

JERUSALEM – As a record number of Hezbollah rockets slammed into Israeli towns yesterday, rabbinic leaders here and abroad called on Christians worldwide to increase acts of kindness, for Jewish men to done tefillin, or Jewish prayer phylacteries, once per day, while Jewish women were asked to light Sabbath candles every Friday night to ensure the safety of Israel during its military campaign in Lebanon.

“We call upon all Christians and non-Jews to increase in acts of goodness and kindness to your neighbor and fellow man. For Jewish males above the age of 13 to don Tefillin every weekday. Tefillin possesses a special spiritual component that frightens and deters the enemy. And to all Jewish women to start lighting Shabbat candles every Friday before sunset. Shabbat candles too have a spiritual component to dispel darkness and to light up the world,” the Rabbinic Congress for Peace, a coalition of over 1200 rabbinic leaders and pulpit rabbis, said in a statement.

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Blog is being Spammed

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Hello everyone.
Right now we are experiencing a high amount of spam hits on the blog (over 200 per day). If you put links in your comment, at best, it will end up in moderation and at worse, it will be deleted by the anti-spam software.
If you need to include multiple links in your comment, it would be best to email it to me and then I can post it for you.
Thanks for your help with this.
-Steve