Sunday, June 29, 2014


Current Events And Commentaries

» ISIS Plans To Smash Borders Of Mideast Map
Promises To Undo ‘Partitioning Of Muslim Lands By Crusader Powers’

Lead Story by F. Michael Maloof, World Net Daily (WND) —
WASHINGTON – Claiming its goal is to smash the “partitioning of Muslim lands by crusader powers,” the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, has set out its goal of redrawing the map of the Middle East.

This goal is outlined in an article from its latest weekly web magazine, The Islamic State Report, a professionally designed mouthpiece meant to recruit would-be jihadist fighters from the West.

140628islamicstatereportISIS’ web magazine began in June and has just published its fifth issue. Its fourth issue talks about redrawing the map of the Middle East, and on its cover shows ISIS fighters crossing between Syria and Iraq without any sign of a demarcation between the two countries. The web magazine is published every Saturday.

The article seeks to justify creation of an Islamic caliphate to re-establish the Middle East region before it was carved up by the British and French following World War I.

In outlining how it is reshaping the Middle East map, ISIS in said its goal is to correct an injustice that goes back to a secret arrangement between the British and French, known as the 1916 Sykes-Picot Treaty. That treaty created the countries of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan and later contributed to Israel’s creation.

Middle East experts say some of these nation-states won’t survive in their present form, and while some will, the bottom line is the United States won’t be able to stop a process that is well underway.

Before the treaty, which went into effect following the end of World War I, those countries didn’t exist but were part of the Ottoman Empire, which was allied with Germany. The Empire went out of existence once WWI ended, closing out its reign from 1299 to 1923.

The British got territory divided into Palestine and Transjordan, from which Iraq emerged. France got Greater Syria and coastal state lands that included modern-day Lebanon and Syria.

Muslims refer to the Sykes-Picot Treaty as the source of their troubles, leading to sectarian and ethnic divisions. In creating the state of Iraq, the treaty delineated non-Arab Sunni Kurds in the north, Sunni Arab Muslims in the western and central portions of the country and Shi’ite Muslim Arabs to the south.

At the time, the British also created the modern state of Jordan out of the Transjordan region and promised the Jews a homeland and state within a state under the Balfour Declaration.

In Lebanon, the French gave the Christian Maronites status and carved out borders that gave them a majority over Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims. Syria similarly was divided, giving the Alawites and the Druze their own portions of the country and the Sunni Muslims Damascus and Aleppo. Syria, however, didn’t become a united country until World War II.

Since that time, turmoil has reined from revolts, riots and civil wars, with the various sectarian factions fighting among each other.

ISIS claims it is out to rectify these past events. However, the jihadist group still has a challenge in showing it can govern the caliphate it seeks to create, even though it has become a rallying point and sparked the imagination of disgruntled, unemployed young people to become jihadists with its dramatic military successes.

ISIS’ success also has shown just how limited U.S. influence now is in that region, as these sectarian and ethnic groups within these countries try to sort out things for themselves.

F. Michael Maloof, senior staff writer for WND / G2Bulletin, is a former security policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. » Full Article

» A Heartbreaking Unspoken Consequence Of Obama
Tea Party News Network (TPNN) —
Decades of socialist/progressive indoctrination in our schools, media and culture, plus six years of Obama has yielded a devastating unspoken consequence. It is the loss of who we used to be as Americans. In his 1961 Inaugural Address, President John F. Kennedy said, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Democrats have perverted Kennedy’s inspiring challenge. Their dispiriting goal is to have as many Americans as possible controlled by and dependent on government, even for life itself, which is at the root of Obamacare...

» Bill Ayers’ Parents Put A “Foreigner” Named Barack Obama Through Harvard
D.C. Clothesline — “Airing Out America’s Dirty Laundry”
Obama supporters tend to think that the Ayers’ connection is either inconsequential or simply a thing of the past. His detractors think this relationship is vital to who Obama is and to exposing his real goals for America. Many believe that Bill Ayers was, and possibly still is, Barack Obama’s mentor. Before I get into the Ayers’ family connection, I want to play a short video interview of Larry Grathwohl. Larry was an “undercover” member of the Weather Underground. The Weather Underground was not simply a second-rate terrorist organization that set off a few bombs. The stated goal of the leadership was to take over America and subsequently kill 25 million people...

» Union: Swine Flu Found In Illegal Immigrant Children
Newsmax —
U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas have discovered four cases of the H1N1 flu strain among illegal immigrant children held at two detention centers in Brownsville in the past two days, National Border Patrol Council Vice President Chris Cabrera told Newsmax on Saturday. Medical personnel at each of the centers, the Brownsville and Fort Brown Border Patrol stations, confirmed one case each on Friday and Saturday, he said. The minors are 10 to 12 years old. "Everybody's who been in contact with them now is suspect that they have gotten it," Cabrera said in an interview. "That's what we're dealing with now." ...

» ISIS One Step Closer To Israel As Jihadist Threat Looms
Breaking Israel News (BIN)—
As the radical Islamist jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) wages war throughout Iraq and Syria, Israel is keeping a close eye on ISIS activities in the region. Aware of the growing threat poised by ISIS, Israeli officials are monitoring the situation aggressively and contemplating an eventual troop deployment to the border with Jordan to contain ISIS operatives from infiltrating the border into Israel. Israeli senior officials, quoted by Channel 2 TV, spoke amid reports that Jordan will soon be seeking help from the US and Israel to counter the ISIS threat...

» Four Wounded In Gaza Rocket Barrage
Israel Today —
Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip over the weekend fired into southern Israel a dozen missiles, one of which scored a direct hit on a factory in the besieged town of Sderot. The plastics factory that was hit quickly went up in flames and an adjacent paint factory also caught fire. Both facilities burned to the ground, though firefighters were able, after an hour-long struggle, to prevent the blaze from spreading. Four people were lightly wounded in the attack. Fortunately, because the missile strike took place on Shabbat, there were no workers inside the factories at the time.

» Muslims And Buddhists Work Together To Destroy 1500 Christians
Walid Shoebat —
The Buddhist nation of Sri Lanka is driving out from its country 1500 Pakistani Christians back to Pakistan where they will be either imprisoned or executed ... Pakistan is totally pleased with the measure and is cooperating with Sri Lanka because it wants the Christian refugees in its hands to shed their blood. The Buddhists are using their Buddhist blasphemy law in order to help Islamic blasphemy law in Pakistan. As our Pakistani contact informed us...

» Boko Haram Kidnaps Another 60 Women And Girls Plus 31 Boys
Clarion Project —
Boko Haram entered the village dressed as soldiers. Those who tried to escape were immediately shot, according to reports. “They took away 60 women, including small girls (as young as 3-years-old), after holding the village hostage for four days and killing 30 men," said a local official, who refused to be identified, fearing reprisals by the Islamist militant group. "They set the whole village on fire while they were leaving after carting away all the foodstuff from the barns," the official said. Nigerian security forces originally denied that the attacks had happened, but an officer eventually confirmed the kidnappings to the media. ...

» Canadian City Bans Christian Event Featuring Laura Bush Over Chick-fil-A Sponsorship
Life Site News —
City councilors from Nanaimo, B.C. voted last month to ban a Christian leadership conference scheduled to be podcast at the city’s convention centre because one of the sponsors of the conference was U.S. restaurant chain Chick-fil-A. According to one councilor, the chain spreads “divisiveness, homophobia…[and] expressions of hate” because of its CEO’s pro-marriage views. News of the cancellation has made international headlines in recent days after video footage of the council meeting was featured on Canada's Sun News Network by host Ezra Levant. The conference, which was simulcast at numerous venues around the world, featured top-level speakers including Laura Bush and Desmond Tutu...

Now The End Begins —
Pope Francis gave a sermon on June 25th in Rome, where he dispelled any and all lingering doubt about how the Vatican views worldwide Christianity. Francis once again declared his unshakable belief that the Roman Catholic Holy Mother Church – the very same one mentioned in Revelation 17 & 18 as the ‘Whore of Babylon’ – is the one and the only church. Listen to Pope Francis as he tells you in his own words exactly what he thinks of all Christian churches outside of the Roman Catholic Church:

“No one becomes Christian on his or her own! Is that clear? No one becomes Christian by him or herself. Christians are not made in a laboratory. A Christian is part of a people who comes from afar. The Christian belongs to a people called the Church and this Church is what makes him or her Christian, on the day of Baptism, and then in the course of catechesis, and so on. But no one, no one becomes Christian on his or her own. If we believe, if we know how to pray, if we acknowledge the Lord and can listen to his Word, if we feel him close to us and recognize him in our brothers and sisters, it is because others, before us, lived the faith and then transmitted it to us. We have received the faith from our fathers, from our ancestors, and they instructed us in it.” ...

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