Saturday, September 22, 2012

Reminiscing of Yom Kippur 1973

                The world watches the war of words between Israel and Iran.  President Ahmadinejad’s call for the annihilation of the Zionist regime has lost its edge because of overuse.  Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reply that Israel has the right to defend itself is as expected as the sun rising in the morning.  However, tensions rose to a new high last week with the comment by Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi that “of course this confrontation has always continued; however, since we are in the era of The Coming, this war will be a significant war” (Mashregh news).  He was referring to Imam Mahdi, the Shi’ites’ 12th Imam who they believe will reappear to kill all infidels and establish a global Muslim caliphate .  This is the first official confirmation that the mullahs think we are living in the end-times, that the Mahdi’s return is imminent and that they can hasten it by bringing on destruction and mayhem in a scale never seen before.  Can you say “nuclear weapons”?

                Simultaneously, the Jewish people are celebrating their High Holy Days.  Rosh Hashanah was celebrated between sunset of September 16 and nightfall of September 18.  Yom Kippur will take place between sunset September 25 and nightfall of September 26.  This brings memories of 1973 and the Yom Kippur War, when the combined armies of Egypt and Syria attacked the Jewish State on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.  It was nothing short of a miracle that Israel survived the attack.  Later on the Israeli government appointed the Agranat Commission to examine the failures leading up to and during the early stages of the war.  It called for the resignation of four senior officers, including the commander of military intelligence Maj. Gen. Eli Zeira, while clearing Prime Minister Golda Meir from responsibility.

                According to the Times of Israel, newly released documents reveal that the Mossad knew a week in advance that Egypt was planning to launch a surprise attack on Yom Kippur but, in the Times’ words, “did not pass the information on in an orderly and explicit way to Prime Minister Golda Meir’s office”.  Yes, Israel won the war, but the failure to launch a pre-emptive strike almost led to the destruction of the Jewish State.

                Fast forward to 2012.  Yom Kippur will be next Wednesday.  And once again, Israel is being threatened with utter destruction.  What would you do, if you were the Prime Minister of Israel?  Pre-emptive strike on the Iranian nuclear facilities?  Wait?  I know that PM Netanyahu holds a Bible study in his office.  He is well aware of God’s promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  He also knows that in the Old Testament the Lord has fought WITH Israel, not INSTEAD OF.  I am not privy to the intelligence available to PM Netanyahu, but I am convinced that he will strike Iran.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Blaming the Movie


     Our embassies are being attacked all over the Middle East: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen… The US ambassador to Libya and 3 other Americans were killed during the attack to the US consulate in Benghazi.  US flags have been burned, torn and replaced with black flags sporting the Shahada: “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”.  Al Qaeda in Yemen is urging Muslims to kill American diplomats. 

     Never mind that the attacks took place on the 11th anniversary of September 11, or that the crowds in Cairo were shouting  Obama, Obama, there are still a billion Osamas! Or that the day before, Al Qaeda’s own al-Zawiri had called for attacks on the US in retribution to the killing of his second in command last June by a US drone in Pakistan.  Don’t let facts get in the way.  The official reason for the uprisings has been the screening of the anti-Islam movie “Innocence of the Muslims”, a trailer of which could still be found on You Tube as of this morning, on jihadist television.

     It didn’t take long for the name of the person responsible for making the movie to be made public: Sam Bacile.  Just as fast, the MSM declared him to be an Israeli Jew.  After all, who would dislike Muhammad more than an Israeli Jew?  As for Israel’s declaration that they did not have a record of a citizen with that name, well… what could you expect from the Zionist entity?  After all, the Qur’an calls Jews “sons of apes and pigs”, doesn’t it?

     It turned out that Sam Bacile’s real name is Morris Sadek and that he is not an Israeli Jew but an Egyptian-American Coptic Christian.  Oh, my!  It is not like the Egyptian Copts were not scared enough at the rise to power of the Muslim Brotherhood.  Now they can expect some of the anger aimed at the US to spill over to them.  A number of them have been demonstrating in solidarity with their Muslim neighbors, hoping to appease them. 

     On July 12, I quoted Isaiah 27:13, saying “They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria, and they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt”.  The current events only seal my conviction that, very soon, Christians will be outcasts in the land of Egypt.  And that’s good news, because at that time “the great trumpet will be blown”, Jesus is coming back!

     Just a final thought, at sunset Monday the Jewish holiday of Rosh HaShanah begins.  This holiday is best known by Christians as the Feast of Trumpets.   Are you ready?