MAY 17, 2013
Syrian-Israeli war of words via Putin edges into Syrian-Hizballah war of attrition
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Netanyahu ended their three-hour meeting in Sochi Tuesday, May 14, at loggerheads on Syria. In fact, Putin warned his guest that Israel and its army, the IDF, were heading for war with Syria in which Russia might well be involved – and not just through the advanced S-300 anti-air missiles supplied to the Assad government. The case Netanyahu and Military Intelligence chief Major General Aviv Kochavi put before Putin and Russian foreign intelligence chief, SVR Director Mikhail Fradkov, fell on deaf ears.
They found the Russian leader further infuriated by the docking that day at Israel’s Red Sea port of Eilat of the USS Kearsarge, carrying 1,800 marines and a consignment of 20 V-22 Osprey helicopters which US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had promised to supply to Israel during his April visit.
Putin viewed the stationing of US forces in the Gulf of Aqaba just two hours away [from] the Israeli-Syrian border for repelling Syrian-Iranian-Hizballah aggression against Israel or Jordan – signaled by the Kearsage’s arrival - as an act of bad faith by Washington. On the one hand, they want us to cooperate for an international conference to end the bloodshed in Syria, while on the other, they deploy military forces, he complained to Netanyahu.
The Israeli prime minister countered with a warning that Israel would continue to strike advanced weapons in Syria that were destined for Hizballah. And if President Bashar Assad hit back for Israel’s May 5 bombardment of weapons stores on Mount Qassioun near Damascus, Israel would intensify its bombardments of Syrian military targets and weapons until Assad was left to fight off rebel assaults empty-handed.
Putin rejected this threat as implausible.
Neither Putin nor Netanyahu put all their cards on the table, but the conversation ended with the Russian leader fully confident that his capabilities for safeguarding Assad were greater than Israel’s ability to destroy him.
In the end, Netanyahu and his party arrived home Tuesday evening with a bad feeling. They were certain that Moscow had given Assad the green light to go through with his threat to make the Syrian Golan and the Horan of southern Syria “a front for resistance” – i.e. the platforms for embarking on a war of attrition against northern Israel with the help of a flow of advanced weapons to Hizballah.
The Syrian ruler is strongly encouraged to adopt this path by Tehran. Hizballah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah has embraced it. And the radical Palestinian leader, Ahmed Jibril, head of the Assad-satellite Popular Front-General Command, has eagerly offered his services.
And indeed, Wednesday, the day after Netanyahu’s trip to Sochi, Jibril’s group let loose with mortar fire on the Israeli Mt. Hermon ski site, firing from a Syrian army position.
Israeli military sources confirmed later that these were no stray shells from a Syrian-army-rebel battle as in former cases, but a deliberate attack. In Jerusalem, it was taken as a direct consequence of Moscow’s account to Assad of the conversation between the Russian and Israeli leaders. They concluded that Assad took it for granted that he was now at liberty to go on the offensive against Israel.
Wednesday night, Netanyahu’s office reacted to this deterioration with a swift and strong warning.
Israeli media were informed bluntly that if Assad chose to retaliate for Israel’s air strikes, he would be removed from power.
That same night, “a senior Israeli official” contacted the New York Times with a more detailed warning quoted by the paper: "If Syrian President Assad reacts by attacking Israel, or tries to strike Israel through his terrorist proxies, he will risk forfeiting his regime, for Israel will retaliate."
Within hours, early Thursday morning, May 16, Jerusalem had its answer from Damascus.
A Palestinian group calling itself “Martyrs of the Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades” (named for the commander of a Palestinian force fighting Israel in its 1948 War of Independence) claimed responsibility for the "rockets" aimed at an Israeli military observation post in the Golan Heights. They were fired in honor of Nakba Day, said the statement released in Damascus "We are not celebrating but avenging the blood of our martyrs."
A video showing the launch was appended.
Palestinian terrorist groups habitually use made-up names when claiming attacks, a practice often followed by al Qaeda, but this one was easily identified by Israel and taken to mean that Assad had begun using what the Israeli official referred to in the New York Times as "his terrorist proxies."
Depending on the next move decided on by Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, this incident could mark the tipping-point of a slide towards a war confrontation against Israel by Syria, Hizballah and other Assad proxies. [no further content]
Source: debka.com LINK
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Benghazi e-mails unleash flood of questions
Dozens of e-mails released by the White House reveal that Obama administration officials were behind the crafting of a false narrative about the attack in Benghazi, Libya. The communications raise questions about who called the shots and why, say an analyst and a lawmaker involved in the investigation.
According to the documents, officials at the State Department, CIA and White House national security staff heavily revised a CIA memo to remove all references to Islamist extremists known to have participated in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
The revisions also removed the CIA's claims that the agency had issued repeated warnings to the State Department about the threat of al-Qaeda-linked militants in Benghazi.
Among the unknowns:
· Why were the revisions made?
· Why did Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testify before Congress that the edits were a product of the intelligence community when State officials had made many of the requests for alterations?
· Why did the White House say it made no substantive edits when the e-mails show officials there helped lead the process for changes?
· Where did the story come from that the attack grew from a protest against an anti-Islam video? The video was mentioned once in 100 pages of e-mails, but it was a central theme of Obama's and Clinton's description of the event.
"It's widely accepted as fact now that what the White House was spewing was demonstrably false," says Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who is on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "I think there was clarity in the beginning, but it became obscured by fiction over the course of time." . . . .
The e-mails from September 14-15 show that the State Department was "the key driving force for the revisions," says Thomas Joscelyn, an analyst with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy in Washington.
The White House has since acknowledged what the CIA stated from the beginning: The Benghazi attack was a planned terrorist attack.
Chaffetz says many more documents need to be released to explain why the truth didn't come out right away.
Major revisions to the CIA memo were requested by Victoria Nuland, then-spokeswoman for the State Department, who said changes were needed to "resolve all my issues or those of my building leadership." The e-mails do not state what leaders she referred to.
Protests to the video "came to be the central focal point" of the administration's explanation of how the attack happened, Chaffetz says, but no such protest happened outside the consulate.
Chaffetz says it's "a mystery that only the White House can clarify." . . . .
Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking Democrat on the oversight committee, said the e-mails show that State Department and other administration officials altered the memo "to protect the FBI's ongoing criminal investigation and our nation's intelligence operations."
He accused Republicans of making "reckless accusations" that the White House scrubbed the talking points for political reasons.
Yet another question is why then-CIA chief David Petraeus, who expressed displeasure with the final talking points, did not act more forcefully to prevent the watered down version of his memo from being presented to lawmakers and the public.
"As CIA director, he has an ability to shape the narrative, and if he thinks the narrative is incorrect, he has a duty to speak up," Joscelyn said . . . .
Evidence for [the CIA’s] conclusions that the attack was preplanned by an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group came from the claims of terror group Ansar al-Sharia and witness accounts forwarded by the CIA station chief in Tripoli.
Even top State officials had acknowledged that fact before the process to edit it out began, Chaffetz said.
Chaffetz said one e-mail, which was sent the day after the attack by Beth Jones, State's acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, to several high ranking State Department officials, described how she corrected the Libyan ambassador to the United States for suggesting the Benghazi attack may have been perpetrated by loyalists to ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Jones wrote to her supervisors, Chaffetz says, that the al-Qaeda-linked Libyan group Ansar al-Sharia was behind the attack.
Source: usatoday.com MORE
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U.S. Justice orders probe into IRS
WASHINGTON -- US justice authorities said Tuesday they had launched a criminal probe into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, as the White House denied involvement in the scandal.
Attorney General Eric Holder said he had ordered an investigation into the federal tax authority's treatment of Tea Party non-profit groups, to see if it had violated any criminal laws.
"The FBI is coordinating with the justice department to see if any laws were broken in connection with those matters related to the IRS," Holder told reporters.
"Those were, I think, as everyone can agree, if not criminal, they were certainly outrageous and unacceptable," Holder said.
"But we are examining the facts to see if there were criminal violations."
The White House meanwhile denied any ties to the IRS action which, coming together with two other fresh scandals, have put President Barack Obama's administration in a tight squeeze just months into his second term.
Pressed by reporters to confirm that no member of the White House political or governing team had been involved in the IRS program, Obama's spokesman Jay Carney replied "Yes."
But Carney demurred when asked what action Obama would take on the case, after having said Monday that if true, the IRS actions would be "outrageous".
"We're going to wait and see what the facts are based on the independent inspector general review," Carney said.
On Friday, the IRS admitted targeting around 75 non-profit groups associated with the ultra-conservative Tea Party movement, as well as other political non-profits, for special examination in 2011-2012, as Obama fought a furious battle for reelection against conservatives.
The news triggered a furious response from Republican officials against Obama's administration.
Officials of the IRS, an independent agency within the US Treasury Department, have denied that the probes were partisan.
They involved the claim of non-profit status by newly-formed, so-called 501(c) groups - many of which were actively involved advocating political stances both sides of the political spectrum. [no further content]
Source: AFP / channelnewsasia.com LINK
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Government probe obtains wide swath of Associated Press phone records
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press (AP) in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters; for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Connecticut; and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of the calls.
In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown, but more than a hundred journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.
In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.
"There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of the Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP's newsgathering operations and disclose information about AP's activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know," Pruitt said.
The government would not say why it sought the records. Officials have previously said in public testimony that the U.S. attorney in Washington is conducting a criminal investigation into who may have provided information contained in a May 7, 2012, AP story about a foiled terror plot. The story disclosed details of a CIA operation in Yemen that stopped an al-Qaida plot in the spring of 2012 to detonate a bomb on an airplane bound for the United States . . . .
Prosecutors have sought phone records from reporters before, but the seizure of records from such a wide array of AP offices, including general AP switchboards numbers and an office-wide shared fax line, is unusual.
In the letter notifying the AP, which was received Friday, the Justice Department offered no explanation for the seizure, according to Pruitt's letter and attorneys for the AP. The records were presumably obtained from phone companies earlier this year although the government letter did not explain that. None of the information provided by the government to the AP suggested the actual phone conversations were monitored . . . .
Rules published by the Justice Department require that subpoenas of records of news organizations must be personally approved by the attorney general, but it was not known if that happened in this case. The letter notifying AP that its phone records had been obtained through subpoenas was sent Friday by Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney in Washington . . . .
The Justice Department lays out strict rules for efforts to get phone records from news organizations. A subpoena can be considered only after "all reasonable attempts" have been made to get the same information from other sources, the rules say. It was unclear what other steps, in total, the Justice Department might have taken to get information in the case.
A subpoena to the media must be "as narrowly drawn as possible" and "should be directed at relevant information regarding a limited subject matter and should cover a reasonably limited time period," according to the rules.
The reason for these constraints, the department says, is to avoid actions that "might impair the news gathering function" because the government recognizes that "freedom of the press can be no broader than the freedom of reporters to investigate and report the news."
News organizations normally are notified in advance that the government wants phone records and then they enter into negotiations over the desired information. In this case, however, the government, in its letter to the AP, cited an exemption to those rules that holds that prior notification can be waived if such notice, in the exemption's wording, might "pose a substantial threat to the integrity of the investigation."
Source: Associated Press / myway.com MORE
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Israel Hints at New Strikes ... Warning Syria Not to Hit Back
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Critics assail Israeli silence on Arab peace plan
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U.N., Russia call for urgent Syria conference
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Qatar, CIA tighten coordination of arms flows [to Syria]
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[Human Rights Watch]: Evidence of torture by regime in Syria's Raqa
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Iran in parallel nuclear talks in Vienna, Istanbul
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Battles in Pakistan Tribal Area Displace Thousands
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Judge refuses to halt Governor Jan Brewer's order denying driver's licenses for young immigrants (Arizona)
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Judge: Cell phone users 'have no legitimate expectation of privacy'
A federal judge recently ruled that if someone has their cell phone turned on, their location data does not deserve protection under the Fourth Amendment, meaning law enforcement can track individuals without a search warrant. New York magistrate judge Gary Brown decided in favor of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents who were seeking his approval over a warrant on a doctor who they suspected was being paid for issuing thousands of prescriptions. The warrant would have compelled the physician’s phone company to provide real-time tracking data from his cell. Brown, certainly to the delight of police, issued a 30-page brief outlining his opinion that, by carrying a cell phone, someone is essentially waiving their Fourth Amendment right to due process. “Given the ubiquity and celebrity of geo-location technologies, an individual has no legitimate expectation of privacy in the prospective of a cellular telephone where that individual has failed to protect his privacy by taking the simple expedient of powering it off,” Brown wrote . . . Chris Soghoian, a principal technologist and senior policy analyst at the ACLU, wrote that Brown’s opinion was “ridiculous.” “There is a big difference between location information you knowingly share with a select group of friends (or, in fact, the world) and information collected about you without your knowledge or consent,” he wrote. Exactly how common this practice is throughout the law enforcement community is unclear but it has widely been reported that a Michigan police force tried to gain information about every single cell phone within the proximity of a labor protest. Congressional leaders are currently considering two laws that would address how freely police are able to bug citizens. MORE
WHO reports first patient-to-nurse spread of new SARS-like virus
(Reuters) -- Two health workers in Saudi Arabia have become infected with a potentially fatal new SARS-like virus after catching it from patients in their care - the first evidence of such transmission within a hospital, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The new virus, known as novel coronavirus, or nCoV, is from the same family of viruses as those that cause common colds and the one that caused the deadly outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that emerged in Asia in 2003. "This is the first time health care workers have been diagnosed with (novel coronavirus) infection after exposure to patients," the Geneva-based U.N. health agency said in a disease outbreak update late on Wednesday . . . WHO experts visiting Saudi Arabia to consult with the authorities on the outbreak said on Sunday it seemed likely the new virus could be passed between humans, but only after prolonged, close contact. Initial analysis by scientists at Britain's Health Protection Agency last year found that nCoV's closest relatives were most probably bat viruses. Yet further work by a research team in Germany suggests nCoV may have come through an intermediary - possibly goats. MORE
Abortion doctor convicted of murder waives appeal ... avoids death sentence
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- A Philadelphia abortion provider found guilty of first-degree murder has agreed give up his right to appeal in exchange for avoiding a possible death sentence, Philadelphia's district attorney's office announced Tuesday. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, was convicted Monday on three counts of murder for killing babies by cutting their spinal cords with scissors. The next step in the case was to have been the penalty phase, when jurors would have weighed whether to give Gosnell a death sentence. The arrangement erases a need for that phase. "Like any deal, there's a give and take on each side. The Commonwealth (of Pennsylvania) took away the death penalty and Dr. Gosnell gave up his right to appeal," said defense attorney Jack McMahon. "A big factor for Dr. Gosnell was his family. They've been conspicuously absent, and that's been intentional because of the media focus and whatnot. He has some younger children in high school ... and bringing them all forward for a penalty phase is something that troubled him." According to a statement from the office of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Gosnell "agreed to waive all of his appellate rights in exchange for life in prison without the possibility of parole instead of the death penalty." He was "immediately sentenced" for the deaths of two babies. He will be sentenced on remaining charges, including the death of the third baby, on Wednesday, the statement said. MORE
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Horrors Of Late-Term Abortion Continue In Albuquerque LINK
Abomination Alert #2: Man Accused Of Tricking Pregnant Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Pill (Florida) - He is now facing the possibility of life behind bars without parole, charged with murder under a rarely used federal statute known as the “Protection of Unborn Children Act” LINK
Florist sues for violation of religious liberty (Washington)
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently sued a Richland florist, Barronelle Stutzman, for alleged violations of state law authorizing same-sex “marriage,” but now he is finding himself a defendant for allegedly trying to violate the state and federal constitutions’ religious freedom provisions. “The Washington State Constitution, in Article 1, Section 11, absolutely protects ‘freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment, belief, and worship’ and guarantees that ‘no one shall be molested or disturbed in person or property on account of religion,’” according to attorneys representing Stutzman. The countersuit asks for a declaration that Ferguson’s actions are “unlawful” and to enjoin similar future actions, reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation costs and “such other relief that the court deems just and equitable.” The countersuit was filed by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys on behalf of Stutzman, whom they already were defending from the attorney general’s complaint. Ferguson alleges that the state can force the florist to violate her Christian beliefs and provide her artistic talents for the benefit of a same-sex “wedding.” Stutzman has served homosexual clientele with a wide range of floral products over many years, and also has employed those who portray themselves as homosexual, with no issue. But she decided she could not, without violating her faith, give the appearance of endorsing same-sex “marriage” by creating special services for such an event, according to legal documents in her case. So the state attorney general sued her, claiming discrimination. She sued right back, claiming constitutional violations. “Everyone knows that plenty of florists are willing to assist in same-sex ceremonies, so the state has no reason to force Barronelle to violate her deeply held beliefs,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Dale Schowengerdt. “In America, the government is supposed to protect freedom, not use its intolerance for certain viewpoints to intimidate citizens into acting contrary to their faith convictions. Family business owners are constitutionally guaranteed the freedom to live and work according to their beliefs. It is this very freedom that gives America its cherished diversity and protects citizens from state-mandated conformity.” [emphasis added] MORE
Saudi jails Lebanese man for helping woman to convert
RIYADH -- A Saudi court jailed a Lebanese man for six years and sentenced him to 300 lashes after convicting him of encouraging a Saudi woman to convert to Christianity, local dailies reported Sunday. The same court sentenced a Saudi man convicted in the same case to two years in prison and 200 lashes for having helped the young woman flee the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, local daily al-Watan said. A court delivered the verdict in Khobar in the kingdom's east, where the woman and the two accused worked for an insurance company. The July 2012 case caused a stir in Saudi Arabia, which applies a strict version of Islamic Sharia law that stipulates Muslims who convert to another religion must be sentenced to death. The woman, known only as "the girl of Khobar", was granted refuge in Sweden where she lives under the protection of unspecified NGOs, according to local press reports. She had appeared in a YouTube video last year in which she announced that she had chosen to convert to Christianity. Her family's lawyer Hmood al-Khalidi said he was "satisfied with the verdict," according to the press. Both men, who could also be prosecuted over other charges including corruption and forging official documents that allowed the woman to leave the country without her family's agreement, will appeal. Saudi women are banned from travelling without their guardians' permission. [no further content] LINK
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Commentary: How Elites and Media Minimize Dissent and Bury Truth (Paul Craig Roberts)
[Ron Unz, publisher of The American Conservative] writes:
“Individuals from less trusting societies are often surprised at the extent to which so many educated Americans tend to believe whatever the media tells them and ignore whatever it does not, placing few constraints on even the most ridiculous propaganda. For example, a commentator on my article described the East German media propaganda he had experienced prior to Reunification as being in many respects more factual and less totally ridiculous than what he now saw on American cable news shows. One obvious difference was that Western media was so globally dominant during that era that the inhabitants of the German Democratic Republic inevitably had reasonable access to a contrasting second source of information, forcing their media to be much more cautious in its dishonesty, while today almost any nonsense uniformly supported by the MSNBC-to-FoxNews spectrum of acceptable opinion remains almost totally unquestioned by most Americans.”
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Commentary: They Are Murdering Small Business: The Percentage Of Self-Employed Americans Is At A Record Low (Michael Snyder)
The percentage of Americans that are working for themselves has never been lower in the history of the United States. Once upon a time, the United States was a paradise for entrepreneurs and small businesses, but now the control freak bureaucrats that dominate our society have created a system that absolutely eviscerates them. This is very unfortunate, because by murdering small business, the bureaucrats are destroying the primary engine of job growth in this country.
One of the big reasons why there are not enough jobs in America today is because small business creation is way down. As I mentioned yesterday, entrepreneurs and small businesses are being absolutely devastated by rules, regulations, red tape and by oppressive levels of taxation. If anyone doubts that small business in the United States is dying, just look at the charts below. [see source website] Sadly, this is what the bureaucrats that run things want. They don't want us to be independent of the system. Instead, they are much more comfortable when as many of us as possible are heavily dependent on the system in one way or another. If all of us have to go running to the government or to one of the big corporations for a job, then we are much easier to control. But as the control freaks continue to construct their bureaucratic utopia, they are also killing off what once made the U.S. economy so great.
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Commentary: VOODOO CHRISTIANITY (Coach Dave Daubenmire)
Remember when George Bush accused Ronald Reagan of “Voodoo Economics?” Well I am more worried about “Voodoo Christianity.”
Voodoo: Based on unrealistic or delusive assumptions: Deceptive or delusive nonsense.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth will let, until He be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming:
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. [2 Thessalonians 2:7-12]
Voodoo in its most simple of terms is a religion based on superstition and “black magic.” . . . .
Superstition is “A fearful or abject state of mind resulting from ignorance. Idolatry.
I would like to lay before you today the premise that superstition and idolatry has crept into our churches today. Much of what Christians believe today is “based on unrealistic or delusive assumptions” and is evidenced by “deceptive and delusive nonsense.”
In short, Voodoo Christianity is running rampant in our churches.
Jesus is the light. The Bible is His Word. If you hold to a belief system that is contrary to the principles that one finds in the Bible then your belief system is faulty. Any belief that runs counter to scripture comes from the dark side. There is no “grey” area with truth . . . .
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;”
A seared conscience refers to one who is no longer moved by a sense of right and wrong. Is that you? Has your conscience been seared by “Voodoo Christianity?”
If you believe that God is not upset by the murder of unborn babies and that it is possible for you to be “pro-choice” and a Christian, then you are a practitioner of Voodoo Christianity.
Although God is completely good and wants the best for all of His children He did not suffer and die on the cross to enhance your life. If you believe that Jesus died to give you a bigger house, improved finances, and a name-it-claim-it attitude towards this life then you are a practitioner of Voodoo Christianity.
God is Holy and tells us to strive to “Be ye Holy as I am Holy.” The teachings in our churches that tell us that sin is not an affront to the Lord, that you can continue to go on sinning without impunity, that you can fornicate at will, that you can live with someone with whom you are not married is nothing more than Voodoo Christianity.
God is just and Christians are his enforcers of justice in the earth. To think that Jesus died on a cross to allow His Name to be besmirched in this land; To permit His Name to be removed from the minds of America’s school children; To believe that morality can be taught apart from the Holy Scriptures as the foundation of all moral law is nothing short of Voodoo Christianity . . . .
Public schools have been seized by atheistic-humanists. Although the teachers may claim adherence to Jesus and the Bible, the doctrine being espoused in all of the government schools in this nation comes straight out of the Devil’s rulebook. In fact, “Christian” teachers are playing on the Devil’s team by teaching these deadly doctrines to innocent children. If you are part of teaching to children things that are not true then you are practicing Voodoo Christianity . . . .
Despite what Rick Warren, President Bush, and Barack Obama may say Christians and Muslims do not serve the same God. The God of the Bible is not the god of the Quran, and the god of the Talmud is not the God of the Bible. If you think they are the same then you are under a spell and are practicing Voodoo Christianity.
Jesus uttered the most intolerant message in the history of the world when He declared "I am the way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father except by Me.” To believe that there are many paths to God is nothing short of Voodoo Christianity.
If you are going to call yourself a Christian then believe what the Bible teaches, do what the Bible says, and follow the roadmap that it lays out for us. To do anything else makes you a Voodoo Christian and a follower of the dark side.
“If the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness.” “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.”
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News Alert: Four Russian S-300 batteries shipped to Syria LINK
Moscow reports that four batteries of S-300 systems with 100-150 simultaneously deployable, guided anti-aircraft missiles have already been shipped to Syria complete with Russian military “adviser” crews ... DEBKAfile: An Israeli strike to smash this weapon in Syria could not avoid hitting its Russian crews
Syria suffers communications blackout LINK
Internet connections between Syria and the rest of the world were down, a U.S. web tracking firm said on Wednesday, and phone lines into Damascus from other countries were not working
[analysis]: Syria Endgame Approaching Fast LINK
Mursi holds crisis talks over kidnappings (Egypt) LINK
Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi Thursday held crisis talks with his defense and interior ministers over the kidnapping of policemen and soldiers in Sinai
U.S. launches drone from aircraft carrier LINK
[Wikileaks]: New cables 'expose' U.S. government lobbies worldwide for Monsanto, other GMO crops LINK
CIA chief in Israel LINK
U.N.: Golan peacekeeping force suffers third abduction LINK
Syrian rebels seized three UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights in the third abduction in two months in the ceasefire zone between Syria and Israel, the UN says
Iran to chair U.N. arms control forum LINK
Afghanistan: Bomb kills 15, including 6 Americans LINK
Nigerian Leader Admits Parts of the Country Now Under Control of Jihadists LINK
President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three northern states ... “What we are facing is not just militancy or criminality, but a rebellion and insurgency by terrorist groups which pose a very serious threat to national unity and territorial integrity”
Eric Holder Has No Idea (Video) LINK
Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, and he didn’t know, wasn’t sure of, or simply couldn’t remember a lot of information
Endless War Alert: [analysis]: Washington gets explicit: its 'war on terror' is permanent LINK
Asked at a Senate hearing today how long the war on terrorism will last, Michael Sheehan, the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, answered, 'At least 10 to 20 years' ... A spokeswoman, Army Colonel Anne Edgecomb, clarified that Sheehan meant the conflict is likely to last 10 to 20 more years from today - atop the 12 years that the conflict has already lasted ... Welcome to America's Thirty Years War"
[analysis]: Military Says No Presidential Authorization Needed To Quell 'Civil Disturbances' LINK
A recent Department of Defense instruction alters the US code applying to the military’s involvement in domestic law enforcement by allowing US troops to quell “civil disturbances” domestically without any Presidential authorization, greasing the skids for a de facto military coup in America along with the wholesale abolition of Posse Comitatus
The Fridge Has Eyes: Cara Gives Anything With A Camera Powers To See Faces, Age, Gender, More LINK
IMRSV developed software for smart advertising billboards ... But now it's bringing sight to the Internet of Things ... It could even make a toy smile back
'Big Brother' is big business? LINK
Even if your picture isn't plastered all over social networking and photo-sharing sites, facial recognition technology in public places is making it harder if not impossible to remain anonymous
Florida quietly shortened yellow light standards and lengths ... resulting in more red light camera tickets LINK
[analysis]: How Many People Have Lost Their Homes? ... U.S. Home Foreclosures are Comparable to the Great Depression LINK
[analysis]: The Cashless Society Arrives in Africa ... The 'Multipurpose' Biometric National Identity Smart Card LINK
Nigerian government partners with MasterCard to launch “multipurpose” National Identity Smart Card
EPA Slapped with Lawsuit over Ongoing Bee Deaths LINK
Lawsuit maintains the link between neonicotinoids and bee die off is ‘crystal clear’ ... Neonicotinoid pesticides are a newer class of chemicals that are applied to seeds before planting ... This allows the pesticide to be taken up through the plant’s vascular system as it grows, where it is expressed in the pollen and nectar ... These insecticides are highly toxic to bees because they are systemic, water soluble, and pervasive ... They get into the soil and groundwater where they can accumulate and remain for many years and present long-term toxicity to the hive as well as to other species, such as songbirds ... Neonicotinoids affect insects' central nervous systems in ways that are cumulative and irreversible ... Even minute amounts can have profound effects over time
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Abomination Alert #3: Minnesota Governor to Sign Bill Allowing [sodomy-based] Marriage LINK
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2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (KJV)
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