Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thank you to all who have stood with the Yedidim of Israel

August 18, 2015
Dear Preachers:
With all my flailing about as I try to sleep at night, somehow or the other last night I busted a bottom tooth ---the one just to the right of the middle of my mouth –and hurt the tooth just to the left of it.  I have become a sissy in my old age, and this tooth ache really bothers me.  But, PTL, I have an appointment with my dentist in one hour and should get all this cared for.  I THINK OF ALL THE MILLIONS – PROBABLY BILLIONS – OF FOLKS AROUND THE WORLD WHO CAN’T GET ANYTHING OF THIS NATURE CARED FOR, AND THINK “JAV – YOU ARE A WIMP!”
The Islamic State Is Not Falling Back But Gaining
Exactly a year ago, on Aug. 8, 2014, the United States set up a coalition of 22 partner-nations to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Its members were committed to contributing aircraft and military aid to local ground forces, military advisers to train local forces, and a humanitarian effort for the ethnic minorities in flight from Islamist genocide.
Figures released by US Central Command last Friday show that the US and its partners had conducted a total of 5,946 air strikes in the first year of Operation Inherent Resolve: 2,657 in Iraq and 2,289 in Syria.
They struck 10,684 targets including 3,262 ISIS buildings, 119 commandeered tanks, 1,202 vehicles and 2,577 fighting positions.
As for Islamist losses, CENTCOM’s Col. Pat Ryder revealed that ISIS had lost 25 to 30 percent of the populated areas it had seized in both countries; and thousands of fighters and dozens of leaders were killed in air strikes, so “damaging its leadership operations.”
Seen under the microscope of military and counterterrorism experts, these facts and figures may be correct, but they are also misleading.
Eight facts more closely approximate the real state of the war one year after its launch.

Why only “populated areas” are counted!

1. Col. Ryder referred to ISIS losses in “populated areas.” But what about the rest of the territory the jihadis seized in the two countries? When all the captured land is taken into account, the Islamist State proves to have lost no more than an estimated 9 percent of the areas it seized as of June 2014.
2. The coalition’s territorial gains are therefore minimal. The only significant one was the partial recovery of the Iraqi town of Ramadi. That was achieved mainly by pro-Iranian Shiite militia fighters who turned it into a ghost town.
3. The grand total of air strikes, most of them carried out by US warplanes, sounds impressive. But it boils down to no more than an average of 1.8 strikes per day (compared with 115 carried out by the Israeli Air Force in its last Gaza campaign.) And, according to the US Senate’s Armed Forces Committee, American bombers routinely return to base with two-thirds of their ordnance unused.

ISIS recoups manpower losses by influx of volunteers!

4. The war in Iraq is at a standstill. The Iraqi army and pro-Iranian Shiite militias have in recent weeks been stalled on both the central and western fronts.
ISIS has not been dislodged from Fallujah, Mosul or even fully in Ramadi.
5. In Syria too, no coalition force has posed a military threat to the towns and areas captured by ISIS, whether in the north, the center or the east.
6. In the course of the year, ISIS, in contrast has opened or expanded seven battle fronts in Egypt, Sinai, Libya, Saudi Arabia, North Africa, West Europe and Afghanistan.
7. Despite a vast investment, the US-run training programs have failed to turn out Syrian or Iraqi fighters in numbers sufficient for challenging the Islamists on the battlefield.
ISIS, in six-week courses, including a week for indoctrination, is turning out 1,000 to 1,200 trained volunteers every six weeks.
8. Most significantly, the jihadis, while undoubtedly suffering heavy losses, are not set back because a regular stream of volunteers helps them recoup those losses fast enough to maintain a steady manpower level of an estimated 30,000 fighting men.
Brethren, as I look at the insignificance of how BHO and our military are doing today in the war against ISIS, I am reminded that you and I, like President Harry Truman in 1947, can be the “Cyrus” of our day in standing with the JEWS!
Ezra 1:5 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.
 6 And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered.
 7 Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods;
 8 Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.
 9 And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives,
BRETHREN, 75 year ole JAV does have a number of physical difficulties---Atril Fib, High Blood Pressure, A grape-fruit sized tumor in his gut, a diseased gall bladder, hip and foot problems, and now a problem in his ability to stay on balance, but his resolution is that ---as long AS THE LORD GOD OF THE HEBREWS ALLOWS him to have the strength to do so, he will continue to exhort Christians world-wide to try to be a blessing to the Jews, in Israel, America, and world-wide.  And he will try to tell gentile sinners ABOUT OUR SAVIOUR, FOR WHOM WE ARE INDEBTED TO THE JEWS’ PROVISION!!!!

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