June 19, 2010
We have 17 Afghanistanis AWOL (absent without leave) from Lackland Air Force Base in the last 18 months, all of which had finished part of their flight training.
At the GOD SAVE AMERICA RALLY in Illinois in 2001, right after 9/11, I had the young men stand, and told them something to the effect that a good number of you shall die in the WAR which the Muslims have started against us. I don’t know how many, or what percentage, of those have died. I can’t say on that.
However, this week I received a letter from Mrs. Jill Beard asking that I be an encouragement to her young LCPL son is in the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan. The LCPL’s job is to be point man and lead his unit when they are seeking out Improvised explosive devices. What a dangerous assignment that young man has! I am trying to make it so that I can be a real blessing to him.
Nineteen Muslims did a number on us on September 11, 2001! Seventeen can do a number on us today. From 2001 to the beginning of 2007, while I still pastored Windsor Hills Baptist Church, we were putting up on White Crosses the names of Oklahomans who were killed in Action, either in Iraq or in Afghanistan. I think our son Tom, who is our Pastor, continues that same process.
Regularly at the Sunday closest to the July the 4th, while I pastored, we honored the families of those Oklahoma KIA. What touching services those were!
Each time we would have one of those services and I’d look out over those Mamas who’d lost Sons, I’d think of those young men I’d stood up. Recently, in Israel, just with the Givati Brigade, which numbers about 4,500 soldiers, Commanded by Colonel Muni Katz, I looked out at some of the Mamas of the 197 soldiers the Givati Brigade has had Killed in Action.
In a few days I shall be delivering plaques from Givati in appreciation to churches which have participated in this most recent "Givati Family Celebration." It is a very touching time for those Mamas who’ve lost loved ones to the Ishmaelite Throat-Slitters.
If my memory is correct, while I was in Shattuck, Oklahoma last Nov. 5 speaking to a Veterans Group at the Shattuck High School, of which my friend Dr. Randy Holly is superintendent, Major Hasan got loose at Ft. Hood and gunned down over 40 — killing I think 12, and wounding 31.
Regardless of my being right or wrong on the count, that Ishmaelite did a number on Ft. Hood soldiers. About Hasan I just read:
The cards make no mention of his military affiliation, but underneath his name he listed himself as SoA (SWT).
SoA is commonly used on jihadist Web sites as the acronym for Soldier of Allah, according to investigators and experts who have studied such sites. SWT is commonly used by Muslims as an acronym for Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, Glory to [g]od.
"He was making no secret of allegiances," said former FBI agent Brad Garrett, an ABC News consultant. [http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/hasan-multiple-mail-accounts-officials/story?id=9065692]
It amazes me how "Truly Born Again" Christian people can read their Bibles, and using the law of First Mention, which all we Bible Preaching Preaches do, take Genesis 12:3 to mean anything other than what it says it means "blessings upon us if we bless the Hebrews" and "curses upon us if we curse the Jews."
In Kentucky back in April at the Revival Fires Conference hosted by Dr. Jeff Fugate for Dr. Denny Corle, I preached on those who call me "A Jew Lover." Dr. Bob Smith, outgoing as a pastor down in Arlington, Texas, heard that sermon and sent me a nice note with a $1,000.00 check asking that I "Put That On His Account" as a Jew lover.
Just this week, from Washington, I read that thirty-four of the twenty-four told al-Qaida people in Iraq have been captured or killed over the past three months according to our Top American Commander,
the General in charge in Iraq.
And, I don’t have it right before me at the moment, but if memory is correct, up in upper Ohio and lower Michigan 9 White Supremacists are being held for practicing with weapons. At any moment they could do something like that to ole JAV who is going all over America teaching ladies how to shoot weapons, and will be doing so a week from today down in Texas, and the following week in Kentucky, then the next week in Pennsylvania.
If and when things cave in on us world-wide because of this Obama-led "Borrow everything we can" philosophy, you have’s best know how to shoot when the "have not's" come to take what you "have."
We really are living in troublesome times. Praise the Lord anyway!!!!!
From Caroline Glick I read in the Jerusalem Post:
Our World: Hamas rises in the West By CAROLINE GLICK, The Jerusalem Post June 15, 2010
By backing the terrorist group against Israel, western countries are backing Hamas against Fatah and Islamist states against ME moderates. Since the navy’s May 31 takeover of the Turkish-Hamas flotilla, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his advisers have deliberated around the clock about how to contend with the US-led international stampede against Israel.
But their ultimate decision to form an investigatory committee led by a retired Supreme Court justice and overseen by foreign observers indicates that they failed to recognize the nature of the international campaign facing us today.
Led by US President Barack Obama, the West has cast its lot with Hamas. It is not surprising that Obama is siding with Hamas. His close associates are leading members of the pro-Hamas Free Gaza outfit.
Obama’s friends, former Weather Underground terrorists Bernadine Dohrn and William Ayres participated in a Free Gaza trip to Egypt in January. Their aim was to force the Egyptians to allow them into Gaza with 1,300 fellow Hamas supporters. Their mission was led by Code Pink leader and Obama fund-raiser Jodie Evans. Another leading member of Free Gaza is James Abourezk, a former US senator from South Dakota.
All of these people have open lines of communication not only to the Obama White House, but to Obama himself. Obama has made his sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood clear several times since entering office.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s progeny include Hamas, al-Qaida and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad.
Last June, Obama infuriated the Egyptian government when he insisted on inviting leaders of the
Muslim Brotherhood to attend his speech at Al Azhar University in Cairo.
His administration’s decision to deport Hamas deserter and Israeli counterterror operative Mosab Hassan Yousef to the Palestinian Authority where he will be killed is the latest sign of its support for radical Islam.
Given Obama’s attitude toward jihadists and the radical leftists who support them, his decision to support Hamas against Israel makes sense. What is alarming however is how leaders of the free world are now all siding with Hamas.
That support has become ever more apparent since the Mossad’s alleged killing of Hamas terror master Mahmoud al-Mabhouh at his hotel in Dubai in January.
In the aftermath of Mabhouh’s death, both Britain and Australia joined the Dubai-initiated bandwagon in striking out against Israel. Israel considers both countries allies, or at least friendly and has close intelligence ties with both. Yet despite their close ties, Australia and Britain expelled Israeli diplomats who supposedly had either a hand in the alleged operation or who work for the Mossad.
[JAV -While we were in Israel in late February and early March, the Ishmaelites were still having a "hey-day" over the Mossad’s successful Hit in Dubai. The Jerusalem Post even ran all the pictures the Ishmaelites posted of the Mossad hit-men and hit-ladies! I got a chuckle out of all that!]
It should be noted that neither country takes steps against outspoken terror supporters who call for Israel to be destroyed and call for the murder of individual Israelis.
For instance, in an interview last month with The Australian, Ali Kazak, the former PLO ambassador to Australia, effectively solicited the murder of The Jerusalem Post’s Palestinian affairs correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh. Kazak told the newspaper, "Khaled Abu Toameh is a traitor."
Allowing that many Palestinians have been murdered for such accusations, Kazak excused those extrajudicial murders saying, "Traitors were also murdered by the French Resistance, in Europe;
this happens everywhere."
Not only did Australia not expel Kazak or open a criminal investigation against him, as a consequence of his smear campaign against Abu Toameh, several Australians cancelled their scheduled meetings with him. AND OF course, this week we have the actions of Germany and Poland. They are considered Israel’s best friends in Europe, and yet acting on a German arrest warrant, Poland has arrested a suspected Mossad officer named Uri Brodsky for his alleged involvement in the alleged Mossad operation against Mabhouh. Israel is now caught in a diplomatic disaster zone where its two closest allies who again are only too happy to receive regular intelligence updates from the Mossad are siding with Hamas against it.
And then of course we have the EU’s call for Israel to cancel its lawful blockade of the Gaza coast. That is, the official position of the EU is that an Iranian proxy terrorist organization should be allowed to gain control over a Mediterranean port and through it, provide Iran with yet another venue from which it can launch attacks against Europe. For their part, the Sunni Arabs are forced to go along with this.
The Egyptian regime considers the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood took over Gaza a threat to its very survival and has been assiduously sealing its border with Gaza for some time.
And yet, unable to be more anti-Hamas than the US, Australia and Europe, Mubarak is opening the border. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa’s unprecedented visit to Gaza this week should be seen as a last ditch attempt by Egypt to convince Hamas to unify its ranks with Fatah.
Predictably, the ascendant Hamas refused his entreaties.
As for Fatah, it is hard not to feel sorry for its leader Mahmoud Abbas these days.
In what was supposed to be a triumphant visit to the White House, Abbas was forced to smile last week as Obama announced the US will provide $450 million in aid to his sworn enemies who three years ago ran him and his Fatah henchmen out of Gaza.
So too, Abbas is forced to cheer as Obama pressures Israel to give Hamas an outlet to the sea. This will render it impossible for Fatah to ever unseat Hamas either by force or at the ballot box.
Hamas’s international clout demonstrates to the Palestinians that jihad pays. THERE ARE three plausible explanations for the West’s decision to back Hamas. All of them say something deeply disturbing about the state of the world.
The first plausible explanation is that the Americans and the rest of the West are simply naïve. They believe that by backing Hamas, they are advancing the cause of Middle East peace. If this is in fact what the likes of Obama and his European and Australian counterparts think, apparently no one in the West is thinking very hard. The fact is that by backing Hamas against Israel, they are backing Hamas against Fatah and they are backing Iran, Syria, Turkey, Hamas and Hizbullah against Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. They are backing the most radical actors in the region and arguably in the world against states and regimes they have a shared strategic interest in strengthening. There is absolutely no way this behavior advances the cause of peace.
The second plausible explanation is that the West’s support for Hamas is motivated by hatred of Israel. As Helen Thomas’s recent remarks demonstrated, there is certainly a lot of that going around.
The final plausible explanation for the West’s support for Hamas is that it has been led to believe that by acting as it is, it will buy itself immunity from attack by Hamas and its fellow members of the Iranian axis. As former Italian president Francesco Cossiga first exposed in a letter to Corriere della Serra in August 2008, in the early 1970s Italian prime minister Aldo Moro signed a deal with Yasser Arafat that gave the PLO and its affiliated organizations the freedom to operate terror bases in Italy.
In exchange the Palestinians agreed to limit their attacks to Jewish and Israeli targets.
Italy maintained its allegiance to the deal and to the PLO against Israel even when Italian targets were hit. Cossiga told the newspaper that the August 2, 1980 bombing at the Bologna train station which Italy blamed on Italian fascists was actually the work of George Habash’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Eighty-five people were murdered in the attack, and still Italy maintained its agreement with the PLO to the point where it prosecuted and imprisoned the wrong people for the worst terrorist attack in its history. Cossiga alleged that the deal is still in place today and that Italian forces in UNIFIL have expanded the deal to include Hamas’s fellow Iranian proxy Hizbullah.
It isn’t much of a stretch to consider the possibility that Italy and the rest of the Western powers have made a similar deal with Hamas.
And it is no stretch at all to believe that they will benefit from it as greatly as the Italian railroad passengers in Bologna did.
True, no one has come out and admitted to supporting Hamas. So too, no one has expressed anything by love for Israel and the Jewish people.
But the actions of the governments of the West tell a different tale.
Without one or more of the explanations above, it is hard to understand their current policies.
Since the flotilla incident, Netanyahu and his ministers have held marathon deliberations on how to respond to US pressure to accept an international inquisition into the IDF’s lawful enforcement of the legal blockade of the Gaza coast.
Their deliberations went on at the same time as Netanyahu and his envoys attempted to convince Obama to stop his mad rush to give Hamas an outlet to the sea and deny Israel even the most passive right of self-defense.
It remains to be seen if their decision to form an investigative panel with international "observers" was a wise move or yet another ill-advised concession to an unappeasable administration.
What is certain, however, is that it will not end the West’s budding romance with Hamas.
The West’s decision to side with Hamas is devastating.
But whatever the reasons for it, it is a fact of life.
It is Netanyahu’s duty to swallow this bitter pill and devise a strategy to protect the country from their madness.
[End of Glick Article]
Now, the Flotilla Ship sent latest to embarrass Israel, sits, as I type these lines, yonder in a Lebanese harbor, not having yet left to confront the Israelis. The ship has American, Egyptian, Lebanese, and Syrian women on it.
Now, as I told the Givati Family Celebration about the May 31 flotilla, "Had ole JAV been your Prime Minister, that ship would be sitting on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea." They applauded those remarks. Now, with the one coming, those women on board, if ole JAV were in charge, had better have on life vests or be good swimmers, "cause I’d put their ship on the bottom" as soon as they got into Israeli territorial waters — after warning them to stop.
In Mrs. Vineyard's and mine "continued Bible reading out of Isaiah’s prophecy," as we read there together this morning, I was reminded of the third great crisis in Isaiah’s ministry — that of the Siege of Ashdod [711 B.C.].
Azuri, its king, following the example of Hoshea in depending upon Egypt for protection, refused to pay his accustomed tribute to Assyria. Whereupon Sargon sent his "Tartan," or "General-in-chief," who besieged Ashdod, and carried its inhabitants into captivity.
Just prior to the siege [about 713 B.C.], Hezekiah had come down with something and was quite ill. When he recovered, Merodach-Baladan sent an embassy, ostensibly to congratulate him, but "his real aim" doubtless was to persuade the Judean king to join in a plot against Assyria.
Hezekiah was a good king (you must remember), but at that moment he was in a weakened condition (believe you me, I have experience in such). He foolishly showed "all" his royal treasures to the Babylonian ambassadors, forgetting that the sight of such vast riches would excite their cupidity [see Isaiah 39].
But, not actual breach between Hezekiah and Sargon took place at this time: "Sargon’s troops before Ashdod probably intimidated Judah, and the Assyrian king may have demanded fresh proof of Hezekiah’s allegiance."
Between Assyria on the one side and Egypt on the other, the little kingdom of Judah remained in a semi-independent state. Not long after, however, Judah became implicated in treasonable negotiations with Egypt; but the Egyptian party in Jerusalem was not yet powerful enough to carry the king with it.
Though originally averse to the original application of Ahaz to Assyria for help, now, that the false step was taken, Isaiah was steadfastly opposed to a rupture with Assyria. Therefore, Isaiah advises loyalty to the foreign suzerain.
YEDIDIM OF ISRAEL
PS # 1 - It appears Israel will be in war by August 1. Ole JAV has been invited to come and be with a Division Commander in the IDF for this war. He will be needing your help to pay for the trip — more expensive than it would be in peace time. HE SHALL BE IN TOUCH when, and if, the need arises.
PS # 2 My friend Helen Freedman (AFSI) sent the below:
Dear Dr. Vineyard,
Thank you for your inspirational message. I would like to ask you to remind your preachers that this coming July 21 is the 5th year anniversary of the expulsion of the Jews from 21 Gush Katif communities, and four communities in Samaria. We are hoping that Christians and Jews nationwide will commemorate this anniversary with prayer, seminars, films, and through whatever channels you might think best. We have a great deal of material to help you with programming. Please let me know if we can be of help.
Americans for a Safe Israel/AFSIwww.afsi.org