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Thoughts on the Approaching Christian Holidays, All Hallows’ Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

By Dr. Rich Swier

“Most seasonings are based on family tradition.” – Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-American chef and restaurateur.


As a young boy I most enjoyed my family’s traditions of celebrating important Christian events such as:

All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, the Feast of All Saints, the Feast of All Hallows, the Solemnity of All Saints, and Hallowmas, which is a Christian solemnity celebrated in honor of all the saints of the Church, whether they are known or unknown. From the 4th century.

The first Thanksgiving which was celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in October 1621.

The Birth of Jesus Christ who is my Lord, Redeemer and Savior.

These Christian events have been and continue to be the time when my wife and I gather with family to celebrate events that have transformed us.

Sadly, today these three Christian events have become commercialized. All Hallows’ Day has become Halloween. Thanksgiving is about turkeys, and Christmas is about the fictitious Santa Claus and gifts to us, not to others in need.

The real Santa Claus dates back to 4th-century’s Hagios Nikolas, the bishop of Myra in Turkey, who became famous for his generous gifts to the poor.

Christian family traditions have become secular celebrations which have nothing to do with what is truly important.

Leviticus 20:6 reads, “And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people.”

Those who don’t look at All Hallows’ Eve, Thanksgiving and Christmas as Christian traditions is breaking their Covenant with God and His Son Jesus.

Be forewarned! Galatians 5:19-21 reads, “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Keep yourself and your family close to God.

That is the best tradition that must be practiced each and every day of one’ life.

©2023. Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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WATCH: George Santos Unleashes LEGENDARY Reprisal To Violent Pro-Terror Jew Haters

By The Geller Report

One for the ages. This is the best clapback against the leftist/Muslim terrorists rioting for Jew killing.

A pair of terrorist sympathizers got in my face, cursed at me, screaming and berating the baby in my arms.

Here’s what I have to say: Elected or unelected, terrorist sympathizers in the halls of Congress are unacceptable. #IStandWithIsrael pic.twitter.com/v0eFpQQN77

— Rep. George Santos (@RepSantosNY03) October 13, 2023

A pair of terrorist sympathizers got in my face, cursed at me, screaming and berating the baby in my arms.

Here’s what I have to say: Elected or unelected, terrorist sympathizers in the halls of Congress are unacceptable.

I just walked out of the elevator to this: pic.twitter.com/2JTPTOT8sW

— Aishah Hasnie (@aishahhasnie) October 13, 2023

I can see Democrats running down the halls of Congress to write up some new indictment.

Go George!

AUTHOR

Pamela Geller

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THE WAR ON X: WW III The Global War Against Islamic Terrorism — Day 7

By Dr. Rich Swier

This is day 7 of the Global War Against Islamic Terrorism.

It is the day when, according to Dr. Mahmoud al-Shajrawi, a “wonderful” fatwa has been issued to kill all Jews globally.  Watch:

It is also the day that Hamas has called for a Global Jihad against we the non-believers. Click here for a map of the know terrorist networks in America.

It is now clear that the Hamas attacks on Israel and its brutal savagery were designed to create a global jihad against Jews in particular and non-believers in general.

Hamas has called on “the entire Islamic nation to join the Jihad against Israel” on Friday, October 13th, 2023 as “a day of general mobilization for al-Aqsa.”

Click here to view the 10 U.S. cities with the largest Muslim populations.

WW III The Global War Against Islamic Terrorism — Day 7

🚨BREAKING: NYC Jewish preschool closes and others heighten security on Friday after former Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal called for a global day of jihad.

The NYPD is planning a show of force around the city on Friday. ALL uniformed members of the service are to perform duty in… pic.twitter.com/on0u3iu2FR

— I Meme Therefore I Am 🇺🇸 (@ImMeme0) October 12, 2023

2018

I tried to warn everyone.

Tomorrow is the global day of Jihad.

I’d take it very seriously if I were you. Don’t use public transport. Don’t go to concerts, sporting events, shopping malls, and if you’re Jewish, I would avoid synagogue tomorrow.

Islamic terrorists walk… https://t.co/jGbpG1J3OV

— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 12, 2023

Happening in the U.S. Video out of San Diego shows pro-Hamas protesters beating an Israel supporter. WATCH pic.twitter.com/lh7FIwnyOT

— Canary Mission (@canarymission) October 12, 2023

London – women removing posters of those missing in Israel. 💔 pic.twitter.com/Ufa4u5AXtD

— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) October 12, 2023

“How are you allowing this? They want us dead!”

Jewish students confront the University of Washington after student organizations held a pro-Hamas rally on campus. #HamasIsISIS pic.twitter.com/YPwikBEFD6

— Hananya Naftali (@HananyaNaftali) October 13, 2023

Police officers in Vienna surrounded by a large crowd of Hamas supporters.

What’s happening in Western Europe? pic.twitter.com/iiN0E78EvG

— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) October 12, 2023

Muslims show France who is in Control!

Despite the government banning pro-terror demonstrations, Hamas supporters humiliated the French by gathering at the Place de la République in a massive show of force.

The French have imported so many terrorists they now can go above the… pic.twitter.com/Ln5WnQTjtr

— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) October 12, 2023

#Israel#Lebanon border now.

Terrorists and their supporters are trying to climb over the fence and enter Israeli territory. pic.twitter.com/NbXjSydhR0

— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) October 13, 2023

JUST IN: Starbucks Employees Union Expresses ‘Support for Palestine’ Following Recent Hamas Terrorist Attacks..

Starbucks Workers United, representing around 9,000 Starbucks baristas, faced backlash after expressing “solidarity with Palestine” following a recent Hamas attack on… pic.twitter.com/i2oLWoSqT2

— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) October 12, 2023

“If they didn’t do that we wouldn’t have a hope for freedom.”

A protester at a Palestine celebration rally in NYC standing by a Hamas flag on Oct. 9 says that Hamas gives Palestinians hope for freedom. pic.twitter.com/vDhyY55g5E

— Andy Ngô 🏳️‍🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 12, 2023

“There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists… pic.twitter.com/SFBw3zOw5V

— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) October 13, 2023

TOKYO: People sing in Hebrew ‘Oseh Shalom’ in solidarity with Israel and prayers for peace. 🇯🇵🇮🇱

The song means: “May the one who creates peace on high bring peace to us and to all Israel. And we say: Amen.” pic.twitter.com/g5oG6Cr38W

— Hananya Naftali (@HananyaNaftali) October 12, 2023

🚨 BREAKING: Planned Parenthood announces Israel has destroyed their only facility in Gaza in an airstrike

https://t.co/LWnIRzRnc2

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 13, 2023

Never thought we’d see this.
Thank you South Africa 🇿🇦🇮🇱 pic.twitter.com/mgKmwCH9KE

— The Mossad: Satirical, Yet Awesome (@TheMossadIL) October 12, 2023

NEW: The scene at Columbia University in New York City where the school has been overrun by pro-Palestine protesters.

Just a few days ago, Hamas terrorists murdered innocent Israeli men, women and children.

In response to the barbaric attacks, college campuses have been overrun… pic.twitter.com/X7Y1WroMPn

— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) October 12, 2023

The threat of an attack on Israel by Hezbollah from the north is growing rapidly.

The group which describes themselves as the ‘Lebanese Shia Islamist Political Party Militants’ is continuing to line up troops and heavy weaponry at the border between Lebanon and Israel.… pic.twitter.com/bidTbwm98r

— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) October 13, 2023

JUST IN: Jordanians have broken through the army blockades and are now headed towards the Israeli border..

DEVELOPING..

pic.twitter.com/uruitxM12L

— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) October 13, 2023

Be prepared and alert. THEY walk among us. Scary.

Muslim: “ I would chop your head off”.

pic.twitter.com/CqAhMfD5vq

— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) October 12, 2023

Watering down the facts in Gaza.
Israel facilitated the construction of sewage treatment and desalination plants and deployed a wastewater pipeline that connected Gaza to a treatment facility in the nearby Israeli city of Sderot. pic.twitter.com/iGgIjnC6vY

— HonestReporting (@HonestReporting) October 13, 2023

©2023. Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ Plans ‘Day of Resistance’

By Discover The Networks

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), an anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian organization, is planning a “National Day of Resistance” on Thursday in support of Hamas terrorists and their attacks on Israeli civilians.

In a “toolkit” distributed within the group, SJP calls for the destruction of Israel (“dismantling Zionism”), and claims that Israeli “settlers” cannot be considered civilians at all, implying that they are legitimate military targets (regardless of age or gender).

The “toolkit” does not distinguish between a “settler” living in disputed territories such as the West Bank and ordinary Israelis living in the internationally recognized boundaries of Israel.

The “toolkit” also includes suggested graphics to use in promoting protests around the country. These include a graphic showing a Hamas terrorist descending on a paraglider — one of the methods used on Saturday to invade Israel and commit mass murder.

The “toolkit” also describes Hamas terrorism — which resulted in roughly 1,200 Israelis dead, 3,000 wounded, and some 100 taken hostage — as “natural and justified” responses to Israeli policy.

It celebrates the Hamas mass terror attack: “This action of resistance shatters the illusion of Israel as an impenetrable, indestructible entity. … Settlers are already fleeing the land, their ‘dedication’ to the settler colony is easily broken.”

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs notes that “Principal backers of SJP include founders, financial patrons and ideological supporters who have been connected to Islamist terror organizations such as HamasHizbullahPalestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).”

In other words, the organization is just an arm of Palestinian subversion and terrorism.


Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)

  • Anti-Semitic, pro-Palestinian activist group founded at University of California’s Berkeley campus in 2001
  • Has chapters on some 200 college campuses throughout the United States
  • Supports the Hamas-inspired Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish state

To learn more about Students for Justice in Palestine, click here.

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‘For Your Own Safety:’ Israel Warns Gaza Residents To Evacuate Ahead Of Sweeping Ground Invasion

By The Daily Caller

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are calling for residents of the Gaza Strip to immediately evacuate and move southbound as they prepare for a potential sweeping ground invasion.

IDF began launching airstrikes on the Gaza Strip this week in a counteroffensive effort against Hamas, which carried out mass terrorist attacks starting on Saturday that resulted in the deaths of over 1,300 Israelis and the kidnapping of hundreds more. The IDF is now issuing another evacuation order for Gaza civilians ahead of a likely invasion that will involve troops and tanks on the ground, as Hamas’ nerve center is located in tunnels deep under the city.

The sky of Ashkelon – the “iron dome” is working. pic.twitter.com/0F0WgU7p4B

— Slava (@Heroiam_Slava) October 13, 2023

“The IDF calls for the evacuation of all civilians of Gaza City from their homes southwards,” IDF said in a statement on Friday. “The Hamas terrorist organization waged a war against the State of Israel and Gaza City is an area where military operations take place. This evacuation is for your own safety.”

“Hamas terrorists are hiding in Gaza City inside tunnels underneath houses and inside buildings populated with innocent Gazan civilians,” the IDF said. “In the following days, the IDF will continue to operate significantly in Gaza City and make extensive efforts to avoid harming civilians.”

Following the evacuation orders, Hamas told Gaza residents not to leave their homes and ignore the IDF’s safety instructions, according to the IDF and CNN. Hamas regularly uses civilians as human shields, and “embeds” itself in hospitals, homes and schools to deter attacks.

AUTHOR

JAKE SMITH

Contributor.

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IDF Elite Unit Rescues Around 250 Hostages on First Day: ‘Stay in the Shelter. We Are Coming For You!’

By The Geller Report

WATCH: Incredible Footage – IDF Elite Unit Rescues Around 250 Hostages on First Day. “Stay in the Shelter. We are coming for you!”

Thank you so much for being here, for your tremendous sacrifice, our dear soldiers.

The Flotilla 13 elite unit was deployed to the area surrounding the Gaza security fence in a joint effort to regain control of the Sufa military post on October 7th.

The soldiers rescued around 250 hostages alive.

60+ Hamas terrorists were neutralized and 26 were apprehended—including Muhammad Abu A’ali the Deputy Commander of the Hamas southern Naval Division.

WATCH: Incredible Footage – IDF Elite Unit Rescues Around 250 Hostages on First Day

“Stay in the Shelter. We are coming for you!”

Thank you so much for being here, for your tremendous sacrifice, our dear soldiers 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/blFHy6eSEU

— Adam Albilya – אדם אלביליה (@AdamAlbilya) October 12, 2023

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Hamas and Amoral Clarity by Victor Davis Hanson

By The Daily Caller

One unexpected blowback from the medieval Hamas’s barbaric murdering of hundreds of Israeli civilians is the revelation of current global amorality.

More than 20 Harvard university identity politics groups pledged their support to the Hamas murderers — to the utter silence for days of Harvard President Claudine Gay.

Americans knew higher education practiced racist admission policies. It has long promoted racially segregated dorms and graduations. And de facto it has destroyed the First Amendment.

But the overt support for Hamas killers by the diversity, equity and inclusion crowd on a lot of campuses exposes to Americans the real moral and intellectual rot in higher education.

Democratic Socialist members of the new woke Democrat Party openly expressed ecstatic support for Hamas’s bloodwork.

Their biggest fears were not dead fellow Americans or hostages, or some 1,000 butchered Jewish civilians. Instead they were fearful that righteous Israeli retaliation might destroy the Hamas death machine.

Palestinians for years fooled naifs in Europe and the Obama and Biden administrations into sending billions of dollars into Gaza.

These monies were channeled to tunnel into Israel, to obtain a huge rocket arsenal and to craft plans to wipe out Jews.

The Biden administration has blood on its hands.

As soon as President Joe Biden took power, he resumed massive subsidies to radical Palestinians, canceled by the prior Trump administration.

He ignored warnings from his own state Department that such fungible monies would soon fuel Hamas terrorism.

His administration dropped sanctions against Iran, ensuring that Tehran would enjoy a multi-billion-dollar windfall to be distributed to Israel’s existential enemies — another fact well known to the Biden administration.

If the Biden administration had announced overtly that it was rabidly anti-Israel, it would be hard to imagine anything it could have done differently from its present nihilist behavior.

Biden and company quickly restarted the defunct Iran appeasement deal — a leftover from the anti-Israeli Obama administration. No surprise, they appointed radical pro-Iranian activist Robert Malley to head the negotiations.

Malley allegedly has leaked American classified documents to Iranian officials and is under investigation by the FBI. He did his best to place pro-Iranian, anti-American activists into the high echelons of the U.S. government.

Biden was intent on forcing South Korea to release to Iran $6 billion in sanctioned frozen money.

That expectation of cash ensured Iran would be reimbursed for its present terrorist arming spree.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken shamefully tweeted that Israel should settle for an immediate ceasefire. No wonder he soon withdrew his unhinged posting.

That idiocy would be the moral equivalent of an American ally in December 1941 urging the U.S. to seek negotiations with imperial Japan after its surprise bombing of Pearl Harbor — to avoid a “cycle of violence.”

The Biden team has drained strategic arms stockpiles in Israel, designed to help the Jewish state in extremis.

It recklessly abandoned a multibillion-dollar arms trove in Kabul, some of which reportedly made its way from Taliban killers to the Hamas murderers.

Once the mass murdering started, the amoral clarity of our “allies” was stunning.

NATO partner Turkey openly sided with the killers. It — along with Blinken — called for a cease fire — at the moment the Hamas death squads had finished, and Israel was ready to hold Hamas to account.

Qatar, where the U.S. Central Command is based, proved little more than a Hamas front.

It offers sanctuary to the architects of Hamas killing. And Qatar ensures a safe financial pipeline to Hamas from Iran and the radical Arab world.

Some of the most vehement current supporters of the Hamas death squads were immigrants to America from the Middle East.

Oddly, they apparently had fled just such illiberal Middle East regimes to reach a tolerant, democratic, and secure United States.

Yet they now endorse the Hamas butchering of Jewish civilians. Its savagery is aimed at executing, raping and beheading Jews, and then mutilating their bodies.

Hamas apparently hopes to shock the Israeli government into voluntarily committing suicide — in line with the ancient Hamas agenda to destroy the Jewish state.

In a strange way, this reign of death has become a touchstone, an acid test of sorts that has revealed the utter amorality of enemies abroad and quite dangerous people at home.

It is past time that Americans deal with the medieval world that was revealed this week rather than keep dreaming in the fantasy world of our government.

Americans need to stop illegal immigration and restore their southern border, while ceasing all immigration from unhinged, hostile nations.

The military must return to its deterrent role and fire its woke commissariat.

Our leaders must accept that in the last three years of the Biden administration, serial American appeasement abroad, disunity at home and social chaos have encouraged an entire host of enemies — China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Middle East illiberal regimes and former friends like Turkey and Qatar.

And our enemies dream of doing to us what we just saw in Israel.

AUTHOR

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

Victor Davis Hanson is a distinguished fellow of the Center for American Greatness. He is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won,” from Basic Books. You can reach him by e-mailing authorvdh@gmail.com.

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There can be no doubt that Hamas committed war crimes in its surprise attack on Israel

By MercatorNet – Navigating Modern Complexities

Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups flagrantly violated international law and displayed a chilling disregard for human life by committing cruel and brutal crimes, including mass summary killings, hostage-taking, and launching indiscriminate rocket attacks into Israel.”


This condemnation comes from Amnesty International, in response to Hamas’s attack on Israel on October 7, which resulted in the deaths of around 1,200 individuals, primarily innocent civilians, including children and the elderly. Additionally, a staggering 2,400 people were injured, and an unusually high number of hostages, at least 150, were taken. Among them are women and children.

Amnesty has been a severe and consistent critic of Israel’s actions toward Gaza, so its condemnation of this week’s massacre carries a lot of weight.

Since the conclusion of the initial battle to expel the terrorists from the country, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have been focused on neutralizing terrorists who remain concealed within Israel, checking for traps, rescuing and relocating survivors, and recovering bodies. The extent of the atrocities committed by Hamas is being revealed through a combination of security camera footage, cellphone videos, photographs from ordinary citizens, as well as professional journalists, physical evidence found at massacre sites, and the accounts of witnesses.

Numerous kibbutzim and farms were raided, and unarmed people were killed. Eyewitnesses saw Hamas terrorists intentionally shooting unarmed civilians who were trying to escape. Terrorists also started fires. Security camera footage shows hostages being taken and later lying dead in the street. Other footage shows a terrorist shooting and killing someone who is already lying on the ground, possibly from previous injuries.

At Kfar Aza, a farming community, the IDF found the bodies of civilians, killed in front of the burned wreckage of their homes. Babies were murdered, parents were murdered, and bodies were beheaded. Major General Itai Veruv told reporters, “I’ve never seen anything like this in my career, never in 40 years of service. This is something I never imagined.” As IDF personnel placed the bodies of women, children, babies and the elderly in body bags, soldiers said the dead had been “brutally butchered in an ISIS way of action.”

Eyewitnesses reported that heavily armed Hamas terrorists went house to house, room to room, killing families, “babies, mothers, fathers in their bedrooms.” One survivor said that “We got a security alert saying, ‘enter your safe room, lock the windows and doors, there are terrorists on the kibbutz.’”

Many families were not so lucky and were gunned down before they could find shelter. Others reached their safe rooms, but, when the terrorists found they could not break in, they poured gasoline and lit the homes on fire. A survivor described his family’s ordeal as “hell on earth,” like being trapped in a sauna for 12 hours, while his home burned around him. Some families baked to death in their safe rooms or were shot when they tried to run out.

Most Western countries condemned the attacks. Many Arab countries did not, and a senior advisor to Iran’s supreme leader praised it. Iran is believed to have influenced and possibly helped plan the attack. Tehran’s motive may have been to sink a possible US-brokered Israel-Saudi Arabia peace agreement. It is in Iran’s interest to prevent that agreement from succeeding, because it could signal the beginning of a coalition isolating Iran.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken travelled to Israel, and after seeing evidence of the carnage, gave a press briefing. He stated, “It’s hard to find the right words. It is beyond what anyone would want to imagine, much less see or God forbid experience… A baby infant riddled with bullets, soldiers beheaded, young people burned alive in their cars or in their rooms. I could go on, but it is simply depravity in the worst imaginable way.” He said that the horrors he saw reminded him of ISIS.

Guido Steinberg, a terrorism expert at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, told Deutsche Welle that he had always believed that ISIS and Hamas were very different, both in motivation and in tactics. But now, he has concluded, “We are fighting an organization much closer to ISIS than we had thought.”

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia established legal precedent that can be used to analyse the Hamas attack on Israel. The attack meets the definition of an armed conflict. Therefore, according to the United Nations, Hamas must abide by the Law of Armed Conflict and International Humanitarian Law. Taking civilians hostage is prohibited under international humanitarian law and the International Convention against the Taking of Hostages. Targeting civilians, massacring civilians, and using civilians as human shields are all prohibited. At least one of the hostages seen in Hamas videos was a young female Israeli soldier who appeared to have been raped. The United Nations and the Geneva Convention both identify rape as a war crime. There are videos of bodies being beheaded and corpses being danced upon or otherwise desecrated. Under the Geneva Convention, mutilation of corpses is also a war crime.

That Hamas is guilty of war crimes is clear. And the world is planning a response.

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that she is considering various sanctions against Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah. The EU initially said they would suspend aid to Palestine, but Brussels now seems to have backtracked a bit. Israel has asked the EU to follow Washington’s lead and impose sanctions. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has blamed Iran for backing Hamas. It remains to be seen how far Europe is willing to go and which country or entity they may be willing to impose sanctions on. In the meantime, Blinken has called on Hamas to release the hostages immediately and unconditionally.

AUTHOR

ANTONIO GRACEFFO

Antonio Graceffo, PhD, China-MBA MBA, is a China economic analyst teaching economics at the American University in Mongolia. He has spent 20 years in Asia and is the author of six books about China. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, South China Morning Post, Jamestown Foundation China Brief, Penthouse, Shanghai Institute of American Studies, Epoch Times, War on the Rocks, Just the News, and Black Belt Magazine.

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— HonestReporting (@HonestReporting) October 13, 2023

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Gaza—The Collapse of Conventional Wisdom

By Martin Sherman

The political rationale of the Gaza conflict can be mirrored in the inexorable logic of an almost mathematical algorithm—studiously ignored by Israel’s policy-making echelons 


“The enemy of …conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events” — John Kenneth Galbraith


Saturday 7th of October marked the demise of conventional wisdom and of “respectable” Establishment perceptions regarding the conflict over the Gaza Strip. Decades-old precepts were washed away in a deluge of blood. The idea of Palestinian self-rule (the two-state solution), along with the notion of “managing the conflict” (a.k.a. “mowing the lawn”, or “kicking the can down the road”) were swept away by the gory events of the past week.

A delusionary pipe dream

The savage assault proved definitively that the idea of a Hamas-governed Gaza, placated by economic well-being, is a hallucinatory pipe dream. Indeed, despite being the preferred illusion of much of the Israel decision-making echelons—particularly the military—it was, in fact, brusquely rejected by the Hamas leadership years ago.

Indeed, in 2017 then-defense minister, Avigdor Liberman, offered a seemingly tempting proposal. He proposed transforming Gaza “into the Singapore of the Middle East” by the construction of  a seaport and an airport and by creating industrial zones that would help create 40,000 jobs—if Hamas would only agree to demilitarizing and to dismantling the tunnel and rocket systems it had built up.

The Hamas response was swift and dismissive. Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior Hamas official, rejected it disdainfully, sneering, “If we wanted to turn Gaza into Singapore, we would have done it ourselves. We do not need favors from anyone.

His tart retort prompted a stark comment from Bassam Tawil a Palestinian scholar at the Gatestone Institute: “Why did Hamas reject an offer for a seaport, airport and tens of thousands of jobs for Palestinians? Because Hamas does not see its conflict with Israel as an economic issue. The dispute is not about improving the living conditions of Palestinians, as far as Hamas is concerned. Instead, it is about the very existence of Israel.”

Caustically Tawil added: “Hamas deserves credit for one thing: its honesty concerning its intentions to destroy Israel and kill as many Jews as possible. Hamas does not want 40,000 new jobs for the poor unemployed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. It would rather see these unemployed Palestinians join its ranks and become soldiers in its quest to replace Israel with an Islamic empire.”

Yet, our leaders clung fast to the idea of economic welfare as a panacean balm—allowing the flow of Qatari dollars to stream into the Islamist coffers of Hamas. On October 7, this defective doctrine of “dollars for dummy stability” collapsed—tragically and catastrophically.

Why “mowing the lawn won’t cut it”

Another “mainstream” doctrine that has been definitively disproved is that of “Conflict Management”—i.e. rather than Conflict Resolution. This is an approach—dubbed by some as mowing the lawn”—that entails Israel launching a new bout of fighting every time the Palestinian violence reaches levels it finds unacceptable. Thus, it essentially endorses a policy based on resignation to a reality of recurring rounds of violence, separated by intermittent periods of calm, whose length was determined by either the enemy’s willingness to engage, or by its desperation, making it impossible not to. However, in the past, I pointed out that:“…the periods of inter-bellum calm have been consistently used by the Palestinian terror groups to enhance their capabilities…After all, when Israel left Gaza (2005), the range of the Palestinian rockets was barely 5 km., and the explosive charge they carried, about 5 kg. Now their missiles have a range of over 100 km. and warheads of around 100 kg. When Israel left Gaza, only the sparse population in its immediate proximity was threatened by missiles. Now well over 5 million Israelis, well beyond Tel Aviv, are menaced by them.”

Thus, Hamas—and its more radical off-shoots—exploited the periods of calm to further advance and extend its infrastructures and other abilities, which were barely imaginable a decade ago.

Accordingly, it is clear that successive bouts of limited fighting did little to deter Hamas in the sense of breaking their will to engage in battle. Rather, after every round, they have been forced to regroup, redeploy, and rearm—only to re-emerge spoiling for a fight, ever bolder, with ever-greater (indeed, once inconceivable) capabilities.

Demilitarizing/deposing Hamas: Futile & foolish fetishes

Shortsighted proposals like disarming or deposing Hamas ignore the very problems that their implementation would inevitably raise.

The fetish with the demilitarization of Gaza is both timeworn and futile. Indeed, it has ostensibly been part and parcel of the noxious Oslowian “peace-process” since its inception.

However, those who until October 7th, persisted in suggesting demilitarization of Gaza, were apparently oblivious to the fact that Gaza was already supposed to be demilitarized under the Oslo Accords, and they gave little clue as to why future demilitarization is likely to be any more effective than it was in the past—or by whom it might be enforced and how such enforcement is to be effected.

But even if Hamas were effectively disarmed, how could it impose law and order on any more radical opponents or heavily armed criminal elements that permeate the Strip? Moreover, beyond day-to-day challenges to law and order, how was a defanged Hamas supposed to contend with attempts to overthrow it by more radical opponents both from within the Gaza Strip and from within the adjacent Sinai Peninsula? If a demilitarized Hamas—or any disarmed successor regime—were faced with a significant challenge to its rule, whether from domestic or foreign sources, would Israel be called upon to defend it? Indeed, it is difficult to conceive of a more Kafkaesque prospect than one in which IDF forces need to be mobilized to prop up a virulently Judeophobic Islamist regime, against even more virulently Judeophobic Islamist adversaries.

On the other hand, if Hamas were deposed, it is more than likely that its successor would be even more radical and extreme than Hamas itself. After all, it is highly implausible that a more moderate entity would be prepared to adopt the kind of behavior required to take power—and keep it—in the ruthless Gaza environment.

The inexorable logic of the Gaza conflict

The political rationale of the Gaza conflict can be expressed in the inexorable logic of an almost mathematical algorithm—studiously, and tragically, ignored Israel’s policy-making echelons.

Clearly, the only way Israel can ensure who governs Gaza is to govern it itself. Moreover, the only way Israel can govern Gaza without imposing its rule on “another people”, is to remove that “other people” from the confines of Gaza, over which it is obligated to rule. Up until October 7th, it was possible to conceive of this being conducted in a non-coercive manner by economically induced emigration. Lamentably, that possibility has been overtaken by events. Now, such an exodus must be implemented coercively and rapidly.

After all, Israeli lives matter!

The appalling experience of October 7th underscored the cruel—and hitherto disregarded—dilemma, which Israel can now ignore no longer!

It must choose between having Jews live in the Negev, or Arabs in Gaza. It is no longer possible there will be both.

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‘What Starts in Israel Doesn’t End with Israel’

By Family Research Council

“We’re trying to pull ourselves together,” a survivor said, looking around at the rubble, the charred and bullet-sprayed houses. What was once a buzzing kibbutz is now makeshift military base, where Israeli soldiers struggle to wade through the horrors left behind by Saturday’s attack. The echoes of the massacre are all around them, in black body bags of all sizes, bloodstained walls, and the stunned look of the left behind. “We’re all like zombies here,” one young woman said.

This was not war, hardened soldiers on the ground would tell reporters later. This was an act of savages, of butchers. Worse than ISIS, many insisted. “I never imagined something like this could happen,” IDF Major General Itai Veruv told CNN of the torture and execution of innocent children, women, and whole families. “Hand-bound, shot, executed, heads cut,” babies decapitated, dazed witnesses confirmed. A slaughter.

Now, as tanks roll in and forces gather for a ground invasion of Gaza — cutting off water, power, and fuel to the two million people living on the narrow slice of land — rockets and drones have started pounding Israelis from Hezbollah in Lebanon. “The sirens are sounding in every town and city in the north,” news outlets warn, “including the Golan Heights.” As troops mass toward the south, the multi-front war that experts feared seems to have arrived.

Families whose children survived the worst of Hamas are now facing another agonizing reality — parting with their sons and daughters, as reservists are called up to the frontlines by the tens of thousands. Together, they have one common sentiment: resolve.

Dr. Ari Sacher, one of the primary architects of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, sent his own sons off to war over the weekend, amazed that the army had 150% of the people they called up show up. “And what’s [unbelievable],” he pointed out, is that “we were a country for the last better part of a year [that] was fraying. Many people felt that we were on the verge of a civil war. The government was trying to pass laws that would change judicial reform laws. And there was an outcry. People were saying, ‘We’re not going to do reserve duty anymore.’”

After Saturday’s atrocities, “all of that was thrown aside,” Sacher said. At a time of crisis like this, he pointed out, “one of two things could have happened: the country could have just imploded, or we could have been galvanized. And what happened was we became galvanized.”

He talked about dropping one son off at the unit’s meeting point, stunned by the crowd. “There were so many cars. There were thousands of cars. There was nowhere to park my car. He had to walk 15 minutes to get where he needed to get. And he was walking with throngs of people — every type of Israeli, the Orthodox, the non-Orthodox, people with sidelocks, people that are bald with tattoos. We were all going for that purpose.”

Since then, Sacher said, “There’s just been an onslaught of Israelis inundating [the troops with supplies]. My sons are sending messages [saying], ‘Stop bringing us food, stop bringing us supplies. There’s nowhere to put it anymore.’ This country has been galvanized.”

And no wonder. Talking to Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on “Washington Watch” Tuesday, Sacher was somber about the task facing his people. “We have since cleared out all of the areas; we are now counting our dead. We’re burying our dead. In another half hour, one of the dead from my town up north will be taken out to be buried. We are all leaving our houses and standing on the street with Israeli flags as they take him to his to his final burial place” — a scene that will be playing out in dozens of grieving villages for weeks to come.

“And we are not looking for retribution,” Sacher insisted, “because you can’t ask for retribution for what happened. We’re looking to rid the world of Hamas.”

Others, like Carolyn Glick — Middle East expert, journalist, political advisor, and former officer in the Israeli Defense Forces — have been grateful to see the United States step up and have Israel’s back in that effort. “[President Biden] gave an important statement [Tuesday] reinstating his full support for Israel and his readiness to aid Israel in any way necessary. … So that was good.”

But what concerns her and several other Israelis are the powerful pro-Palestinian voices inside the White House.

“Just the day before the Hamas attack, Secretary of State Tony Blinken approved another $75 million in aid to the Palestinians. And advancing the cause of the Palestinians against Israel has been a central, central focus of the Biden administration,” she explained on “Washington Watch.” “People like Hady Amr, who’s the presidential envoy to the Palestinians, has a long history of supporting Palestinian terrorism against Israel, and he has [a] very senior position in the Biden administration, as does the director of intelligence and the National Security Council, Maher Bitar, and other very key people who are responsible for implementing President Biden’s Middle East policies and the National Security Council in the White House and in the State Department, among other places.”

So, yes, Glick cautioned. The support that America is showing for Israel “does empower Israel, but it’s important to realize that Biden has also made it, “until now, a key goal of their policy to what they call integrate Iran into the Middle East through nuclear appeasement. And to that end, as you mentioned, they just approved the unfreezing of $6 billion in oil revenues from the South Koreans to be transferred to Iran.”

In all honesty, she said, “Our future in this region and our existence is at stake here. … And that means recognizing that Hamas is a proxy of Iran, as is Hezbollah in Lebanon, and that Iran is directing this entire thing. They ordered the strikes. They’re paying for them. They’re providing all of the ammunition and everything that Hamas needs. Ninety-three of Hamas’s budget is paid for by Iran,” Glick told Perkins.

“We had a Holocaust-level atrocity perpetrated against the Jewish people on Saturday,” she insisted. “… And this is not just Hamas,” Glick was careful to point out. “Hezbollah has 250,000 missiles pointing at Israel. And it cannot end this war with those missiles pointing at Israel or being shot at Israel. We have to end their threat against Israel — and it goes to Iran itself.” Their regime, Glick continued, cannot be appeased by Biden. It has “to be pushed back to such a degree that they won’t ever try to do it again.”

In the end, Glick emphasized, this is not just about the Israelis. “It’s very important for … our friends abroad to [understand] that what starts in Israel doesn’t end with Israel. What starts with the Jews doesn’t end with the Jews. The United States knows what jihad is, even if it’s pretended it away. And if we don’t defeat the forces of jihad, led by Iran, here, they will be at your doorstep as well tomorrow.”

AUTHOR

Suzanne Bowdey

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This is Not About Israel, It’s About Islam

By Jihad Watch

We can stand together or fight and die alone.


This war was declared over 1,000 years ago.

Flying planes into skyscrapers, running over French pedestrians with a truck, massacring Indian families, and Israeli concertgoers is the same war.

Islamic terrorists and their allies try to make every attack about the specific context of a situation in a particular corner of the world.

That’s a lie that too many fall for.

Even countries that are the victims of Islamic terrorism often draw lines between the “good” and “bad” Islamic terrorism. We do it ourselves. But there is no such line. Whether a country is good or bad makes no difference. Islamic terrorists come for every country eventually. There is no major nation that has not faced Islamic terrorist attacks as long as it has a significant Muslim population within or near its borders.

America, India, Canada, Europe, Russia, China, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil (a planned Olympic massacre) are just a few of the examples. The smaller countries that have come under attack are nearly endless. If you exist, you’re a target.

Hamas is just an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood which is a global operation. Its Al Qaeda splinter group has carried out attacks all over the world.

What happened in Israel is not about Israel: it’s about Islam.

It’s all too easy to nod along with the propaganda, the claims about “Palestinian oppression”, and ignore the historical context of over 1,000 years of Islamic violence against non-Muslims that follow the same exact model, or the global reach of Islamic terrorism today.  The pattern is easy to spot and so people have to be indoctrinated into ignoring it.

So many have been told that they’re ‘Islamophobes’ if they notice Islamic terrorism, let alone condemn it. The politically correct alternative is to condemn the targets of Islamic terrorism instead. It’s easy and it’s safe to condemn Israel. And then to pretend that every country being attacked somehow had it coming. The only group that doesn’t have it coming are the Islamic terrorists.

The world has to break out of this Stockholm Syndrome before it’s too late.

9/11 wasn’t just about America. The Westgate Mall attack wasn’t just about Kenya. The Mumbai attack wasn’t just about India. The Bastille Day attack wasn’t just about France. The attacks in Israel now aren’t just about the Jewish State.

The world has a choice. We can stand together or fight and die alone.

AUTHOR

DANIEL GREENFIELD

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Savages

By Jihad Watch

Civilization and savagery are fundamentally at war.


We’re in a war between savages and civilization. Everything else is a detail.

Some of us woke up to that war when planes crashed into skyscrapers. Others when we saw beheading videos spread across social media. What we saw in Israel, Hamas terrorists raping, mutilating and defiling corpses, is another bloody wake-up call. There will be many others.

Beyond the politics and the geopolitics, we still haven’t come to terms with what we’re fighting.

The barbarism of murdering women and children, taking them as hostages, and posting photos of their dead bodies to social media, is not a byproduct of Islamic warfare, it’s the whole point.

Cruelty, beheading, burning to death, torturing and mutilating are the essence of Islam. This is how Islamic warfare was practiced beginning with Mohammed for over a thousand years. It’s how it continues to be practiced, whether it’s ISIS fighting other Muslims, Azebajani troops killing Armenians, Hamas attacking Israelis, or Islamic terrorists plotting carnage in Western nations.

Islam was born out of a war by barbarians against the civilized societies of Persia and Byzantium. Despite academic mythmaking, its vision never extended beyond rape and slavery, its empires fell into power struggles, beginning with Sunnis and Shiites, and its cultural and scientific accomplishments were all looted from conquered peoples. When civilization finally toppled the Ottoman Empire with some help from its internal barbarians, the cycle began again.

Israel is just one front in a global war between savages and civilization. And not all of the savages bow to Allah. There are inner city gangs across the American hemisphere that behead and torture their victims. And there are children of civilization that turn into savages. Savagery is not a condition of birth: it is a choice. People born into savagery can become civilized and those born into the highest echelons of civilization can prey on us like the worst vicious animals.

The question is how do civilized societies confront savagery? Do we blame ourselves for having made the savages what they are through our capitalism and colonialism even though they have behaved this way long before modern western civilization amounted to anything? Or do we set forth to reeducate them, to build modern nations for them and teach them to become civilized?

We have sent forth our sons and daughters to make peace with them and to educate them. Our societies opened themselves to embrace and celebrate the virtues of the noble savage. When we realized that we could not coexist with savages, we tried to remake our societies to serve them. All of that has been tried and civilization is still drowning in the violence of the savages.

The fundamental truth is that civilization and savagery are innately at war with one another.

Savages are offended by the existence of civilization. When they see one, they want to destroy it. There can be no peace with savages because, contrary to Islam, peace is a condition of civilization. To have peace, you must be civilized. Savages don’t even view peace as a value apart from the conclusion of a successful conquest which then sets the stage for the next one.

Civilized people develop complex mechanisms of exchange, but savages see no reason why they shouldn’t take something or someone if they are too weak to defend themselves. No amount of lectures will ever convince a savage that anything other than clan relations should prevent him from stealing a car or raping a woman if there will be no clear consequences.

That’s because savages, unlike civilized people, have no conscience, and therefore no soul.

Islam, unlike Judaism and Christianity, is not a religion of the soul, but entirely of power. From its genocidal chant, “Allahu Akbar” that proclaims the physical supremacy of Allah to all other religions through the military victories of its followers, everything is reduced to conquest. The truth of Islam is validated through war. When Jihadists conquer and rape non-Muslims, they are proving that Islam is true and that the religions of the conquered are false. That’s why ISIS Jihadists would tell the Yazidi girls they were raping that rape brought them “closer to Allah”

Civilizations have become too sophisticated and decadent to understand such concepts. When faced with barbarism, they go down a dialectic rabbit hole that explains the savages in terms of how civilized people interacted with them. Did they hurt their feelings, overthrow their governments or draw mean cartoons? Did capitalism leave them adrift in the world economy? How did we fail to integrate the newest generation of immigrants with all the welfare checks?

These sophomoric sessions are pointless. A hyena doesn’t eat your chickens because you failed to integrate it. That’s just what hyenas do. Man at the base state is a predator and savages strive to be the alpha predators. Civilizations become superior predators because they provide room for arts and sciences, because they think about something other than how they are superior to their neighbors and will prove it by killing their sons and raping their daughters.

But when civilizations spend too much time thinking, they forget that one reason they came into being was to build something better than a state of savagery. Decadent civilizations internalize all the criticism and their peoples endlessly quarrel and think that the worst possible things in the world are the ones that exist among their own people. Savages remind us otherwise.

Much like a hurricane reminds us of the alternative to houses and famine reminds us of the alternative to food, savages remind us of the alternative to civilization. Unfortunately truly decadent civilizations need constant reminders of all of these things. We have to be constantly told that food doesn’t magically emerge from a supermarket, that houses are not the natural state of being and that not being murdered by savages in your home is a new way of life.

Tolerate savages, give them enough rope and they will do all of these things to you. And more.

Savagery should not be confused with stupidity. Civilizations have been brought down by savages and civilizations were built by savages who became civilized. Savages are clever and cunning. They are alert to the weaknesses of civilized people and experts at finding ways around whatever walls and security systems that civilized people build to protect themselves.

Civilizations that spend enough time allowing savages to hang around will fall. Tolerating savages is actually a sign that a civilization has turned decadent. Welcoming and advocating for savages means that the end is nigh. Viable civilizations drive savages away. They do it not just to protect themselves but because banishing savages is what makes a civilization civilized.

When civilizations forget what the difference between themselves and the savages are, they lose their sense of right and wrong, and they can no longer explain why savagery is wrong. When faced with the worst imaginable crimes, they can still equivocate a case for the criminals.

Hamas terrorists can rape and kill their victims, and defenders will rally to explain why the issue is actually more complicated than it seems. This happens with Islamic terrorists all the time.

Savages and decadent civilizations have no firm concept of right and wrong. Everything is subjectively opportunistic and there can be scenarios in which raping a woman, killing her and then posting a photo of her body to social media so her family can see is actually right.

That is why civilization has to defeat savagery, without equivocation, apologies or sympathy, not only to win, but to revive its own soul. Negotiations and laws of war are for peer civilization. Savages offer nothing and so are owed nothing. They keep no agreements except when it suits them. Their word is worthless and their morality is non-existent.

A civilization that does not understand all this will learn it the hard way.

Civilizations are built on the suppression of savagery: both internally and externally.. When civilizations defeat savages, learning, art, science and ideas thrive. And when civilizations allow savages to ravage them, they lose their people, their morality and eventually their existence.

No form of war is more sacred than that of civilization against savagery. It is these wars that made Christianity and Judaism, not to mention all the ideas of western civilization, as well as those of Asia and India, possible. This is once again the defining struggle of our age.

Either civilization or the savages will prevail. Any attempt at a middle ground is suicide.

Our grandchildren will either make great things or they will be hunted by roaming savages like the teenage girls at a concert in Israel or those similarly hunted in venues in Europe.

All the hopes of mankind depend on the utter and total defeat of the savages, not just in Israel, but in America, in Europe, in India and Asia, and around the world. This is not the struggle of any single nation, but the crisis of mankind. Either humanity will rise or we will fall.

AUTHOR

DANIEL GREENFIELD

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A ‘Wonderful’ New Fatwa Permits Killing Israelis Wherever They May Be – In Palestine, Israel, or Abroad

By Middle East Media Research Institute

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Shajrawi of the Palestine Scholars Association in the Diaspora said on an October 9, 2023 show on Al-Quds Al-Youm TV (Palestinian Islamic Jihad – Gaza) that his organization issued a “wonderful” fatwa stating that it is permissible to kill Israelis wherever they may be, whether it is in the West Bank, within Israel’s 1948 border, or in the Arab countries that have normalized relations with Israel.

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Shajrawi: “A wonderful fatwa was issued by the Palestine Scholars Association in the Diaspora yesterday. The fatwa permits killing Israelis wherever they may be – in Palestine, in the West Bank, inside the 1948 [borders], or outside Palestine, even in [Arab] countries that normalized their relations [with Israel], that a large number of so-called ‘Israeli tourists’ visit. Most of them are soldiers or conscripts in the occupation army, and when they return [to Israel], they take part in killing us and our sons.

“Killing them is permitted, wherever they may be.”

Source: Al-Quds Al-Youm TV (Palestine – Islamic Jihad)


Hamas Calls On The Entire Islamic Nation To Join The Jihad Against Israel, Declares Friday, October 13, 2023 ‘Day Of General Mobilization’ For Al-Aqsa

On October 10, 2023, Hamas leader abroad Khaled Mash’al published an announcement calling on the entire Islamic ummah (nation) to join the jihad battle for Al-Aqsa Mosque and to provide economic aid to the Gaza Strip. He stressed that this call was addressed first and foremost to all the Arab countries closest to Israel, with an emphasis on Jordan.

Hamas political bureau member Husam Badran also published an announcement, on October 12, calling on all those with weapons in the West Bank, and even on all its residents, to join the war against Israel and to “make the ground burn under the feet of the [Jewish] settlers.” Badran stressed that the West Bank is the main arena from which Hamas anticipates aid, before it requests it from other elements – hinting at Hizbullah and the other terror elements in the pro-Iran axis.

These statements are a continuation of Hamas’s October 10 announcement calling on the Palestinians, Israel’s Arabs, and the Arab and Islamic nation to mount a widescale uprising and to advance en masse towards the borders of Israel on Friday, October 13 (see MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 10849, Hamas Declares Friday, October 13, As General Mobilization Day For ‘Al-Aqsa Flood Operation,’ Urges West Bank, Jerusalem Palestinians To Join Massive Rallies And Confront Israeli Soldiers, October 10, 2023).

The following are translated excerpts from both announcements:

Khaled Mash’al Calls For Convoys Of Jihad Fighters To Advance Towards Palestine And For Demonstrations On Friday, October 13

On Yemen’s Al-Mahriah TV, Khaled Mash’al said on October 10, 2023: “We should take to the streets and the city squares in Arab and Islamic cities, as well as in cities everywhere where there are [Islamic] communities. There is a call [for demonstrations] this Friday – the Al-Aqsa Deluge Friday.

[…]

“From these city squares, send a message of rage that we stand with Palestine, Gaza, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Jerusalem, and that we are part of this battle. That is the first thing.

“Secondly, Gaza is calling for your help – aid, money, whatever you have. Anyone who can make a donation – [know] that this is the moment of truth. This is Jihad with money, and it is like the jihad they wage, sacrificing their lives. Donate for Gaza, its resistance, and its heroes.

[…]

“This is the moment that the [Islamic] nation must join the battle. We should fight with them.

[…]

“First of all, I address the countries neighboring [Israel] – Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt. I appeal to all of the people, the men and women there – both on the official and popular level. Your duty is greater than that of others because you are the closest to Palestine.”

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Armageddon? Not Too Fast!

By Jerry Newcombe

It seems that just about every time there’s a major conflict in the Middle East—such as the recent horrific attacks by Hamas on Israeli men, women, and children—someone raises the question: Are we on the way to Armageddon? Is the end of the world just around the corner?

Armageddon is listed in the book of Revelation as the place where the last battle of humanity will take place—as the forces of the ungodly try to overcome God’s people. But by God’s power, the ungodly are completely vanquished.

Through the centuries, Christians have speculated through one upheaval after another whether Armageddon is about to come.

Some have gone so far as to dishonor the witness of Christianity by actually setting dates. You may recall that, a few years ago, one radio preacher who owned many Christian radio stations bought billboard space and predicted the end of the world on May 21, 2011. When it failed to transpire, he revised it to October 21, 2011. “Uh, would you believe….?”

His prediction was wrong—they always are—because he specified a date. Setting—or even suggesting—dates for the end of the world contradicts the teaching of Jesus.

When Jesus told about His Second Coming, the climax toward which history is marching, He warned us that no one knows when the day or the hour will be. Even though He is divine, when He was on earth, He “emptied Himself of all but love,” as the hymn puts it. In His human nature, He said that even He Himself did not know the date that the Father had set for the Son’s return to earth.

So if Jesus didn’t know, why should we trust some human authority who claims they know?

I once wrote a book, Coming Again, long out of print, which compares the major views on the end-times and different opinions by different Christians. The book even contains many failed predictions through the centuries, as to when Christ would return.

For example, one particular year saw many panicking: “This was the dreaded eve of the millennium, the Day of Wrath when the earth would dissolve into ashes.” Thus writes Richard Erdoes in his 1988 book, A.D. 1000 of yet another failed prediction.

Nonetheless, we should so live our lives with the anticipation of His return, whenever that shall be. What if He chooses to come 1000 years from now? What kind of a world do we want to leave for our children and grandchildren? Jesus Himself said, “Occupy till I come.”

The vast majority of the founding fathers of America were professing Christians. Ben Hart reports that 99.8% of the American population around the time of independence were professing Christians.

The Anglicans, for example, would get up Sunday after Sunday, and recite together the Apostles’ Creed, a summary of faith that echoes the teachings of the Apostles and is a unifying confession held to by all Christians.

One of the lines affirms the return of Christ. Speaking of Jesus, the Creed declares:

“The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.”

George Washington affirmed this, as did Patrick Henry. So did Thomas Jefferson, who once proclaimed, “Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.” Divine accountability was important to the founders. Divine accountability is a component of the return of Jesus.

A Gallup poll in 1983 found that 62% of Americans “harbor no doubt” that Jesus is coming back. They note: “Among those who say religion is very important in their lives, 79% believe in the Second Coming of Christ.” (George Gallup, Jr. and Sarah Jones, 100 Questions & Answers: Religion in America (1989).

A decade later, a U.S. News and World Report (12/19/94) survey found that 61% believed in the return of Jesus.

But what about now? Jewish-Christian author Joel Rosenberg wrote an article this year showing that a slight majority of Americans still believe in the Second Coming.

Citing a recent study by Pew Research Center, Rosenberg says, “To be precise, 55% of all American adults aged 18 and over believe in the Second Coming of Christ. And they don’t mean symbolically or metaphorically. They mean they believe that Jesus is literally, physically going to return to Earth one day…. let’s keep in mind that 55% is 142 million Americans.”

Meanwhile, as we see the bloodshed in Israel, we are reminded of the Biblical admonition to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Jesus is coming back. We don’t know when. We should all be ready. But in the meantime, let us be about our Father’s business.

©2023. Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. All rights reserved.

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THE WAR ON X: WW III The Global War Against Islamic Terrorism — Day 6

By Dr. Rich Swier

We are now in the 6th day of war between the world and Islam.

in his column titled This is Not About Israel, It’s About Islam wrote,

We can stand together or fight and die alone. This war was declared over 1,000 years ago. Flying planes into skyscrapers, running over French pedestrians with a truck, massacring Indian families, and Israeli concertgoers is the same war. Islamic terrorists and their allies try to make every attack about the specific context of a situation in a particular corner of the world. That’s a lie that too many fall for. Even countries that are the victims of Islamic terrorism often draw lines between the “good” and “bad” Islamic terrorism. We do it ourselves. But there is no such line. Whether a country is good or bad makes no difference. Islamic terrorists come for every country eventually. There is no major nation that has not faced Islamic terrorist attacks as long as it has a significant Muslim population within or near its borders. America, India, Canada, Europe, Russia, China, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil (a planned Olympic massacre) are just a few of the examples. The smaller countries that have come under attack are nearly endless. If you exist, you’re a target. Read Daniel’s entire article.

The civilized world is dealing with individuals, organizations and nation states who are savages.

As noted in his column titled Savages,

Civilizations that spend enough time allowing savages to hang around will fall. Tolerating savages is actually a sign that a civilization has turned decadent. Welcoming and advocating for savages means that the end is nigh. Viable civilizations drive savages away. They do it not just to protect themselves but because banishing savages is what makes a civilization civilized. When civilizations forget what the difference between themselves and the savages are, they lose their sense of right and wrong, and they can no longer explain why savagery is wrong. When faced with the worst imaginable crimes, they can still equivocate a case for the criminals. Read Daniel’s article Savages.

WW III The Global War Against Islamic Terrorism — Day 6

Trump SLAMS Joe Biden after bribes to terrorists backfire, war breaks out in Israel:

“For four incredible years my Administration brought historic peace and prosperity to America. And in three awful years Crooked Joe Biden has sent our nation on a tragedy to hell.” pic.twitter.com/F1JshSBMKB

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 11, 2023

🚨BREAKING: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu: “Every Hamas operative will die. Hamas is ISIS. We will crush them and get rid of them, just as the world crushed and got rid of ISIS”pic.twitter.com/gD5e2RMXbQ

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 11, 2023

🚨ALERT: Hamas has declared war on the American people.

Earlier today, the leader of Hamas called on extremists in America and around the world to create a Jihad on Friday.

They are openly calling for the death of non-Muslims.

Unarmed cities like LA/Chicago/NYC are the… pic.twitter.com/7X02KeqeuT

— Scott H. Fishman (@ScottFishman) October 11, 2023

Together, we are one body, one heart and one team—operating against terrorism.@CaptainElla1 pic.twitter.com/h5vbdEUHyZ

— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 11, 2023

🚨 NEWS ALERT: Israel Appears To Have Shifted Their Plan of Attack For Invading Gaza ⚠️

Rather than sending troops in now and fighting an extremely bloody war with an enemy who knows the territory better, they plan to starve Hamas out first in Gaza.

Hamas predicted,… pic.twitter.com/5C6oyq6wcS

— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) October 12, 2023

His 8 year old daughter was murdered by Hamas.

“When we found out that Emily was dead we went yes and smiled, because that is the best news of the possibilities I knew. “

💔 pic.twitter.com/M4uUkLOqAo

— Israel ישראל 🇮🇱 (@Israel) October 12, 2023

Awad Darawshe was a Muslim paramedic who was near the site of the music festival massacre.

His friends begged him to leave but he insisted on staying to treat the wounded.

He was murdered by Hamas and his ambulance was stolen and driven into the Gaza Strip.

A hero.

May his… pic.twitter.com/81CjffoEFf

— Israel ישראל 🇮🇱 (@Israel) October 12, 2023

A recorded interaction between a pro-Palestine protester in London and a Jewish man:

“Are your people dead?”

Man: “Yes.”

“Aw, good.” pic.twitter.com/5vt1kCrKSV

— Andy Ngô 🏳️‍🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 11, 2023

That’s not Gaza… that’s Minneapolis in 2020 during the FREAKING BLM RIOTS!!!

No wonder they’re taking a stance against Israel! pic.twitter.com/rSdDvmv5aY

— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) October 11, 2023

Today I did an interview and in the middle of my interview, Hamas fired a rocket at my house I had to run to the bomb shelter while on television… even more insane? It was a debate with Palestinian who was trying to gaslight and claim that it’s Israel’s fault we were slaughtered… pic.twitter.com/Bnq1Fkq5gp

— Emily Schrader – אמילי שריידר امیلی شریدر (@emilykschrader) October 11, 2023

Hamas brought ISIS flags to massacre Israeli children, women and men.

Hamas is a genocidal terrorist organization.

Hamas is worse than ISIS pic.twitter.com/j3BagCudor

— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 12, 2023

#Hamas terrorists and war criminals published a video with rockets made from water pipes.#Gaza pic.twitter.com/hrbgdJIYca

— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) October 12, 2023

Guys butchering babies, raping and murdering women, slaughtering over 1,200 innocent people and taking hundreds of hostages is just “colonizer math.” pic.twitter.com/6XHDxBP3tx

— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) October 11, 2023

🔥🚨BREAKING: Gaza is now blacked out. The sole power station just ran out of fuel. pic.twitter.com/ju6fzLaDk2

— Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives (@dom_lucre) October 11, 2023

It’s time to share this video again, Joan Rivers sounds off on the Israel/Palestine conflict. pic.twitter.com/mR5bY9tnRa

— ACT For America (@ACTforAmerica) October 11, 2023

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— The Mossad: Satirical, Yet Awesome (@TheMossadIL) October 11, 2023

Well done 🇫🇷. Do not let these supporters of savagery, terror, genocide, rape, abduction of babies, decapitation of babies and burning entire families on your streets. pic.twitter.com/DJKkOTC4o6

— The Mossad: Satirical, Yet Awesome (@TheMossadIL) October 12, 2023

©2023. Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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COLORADO: Openly Marxist State Representative Joins Pro-Jihad Rally During Hamas Massacres of Israeli Civilians

By Jihad Watch

For background on the Marxist Hernández, see here. Meanwhile, the claim that no one at the pro-jihad rally was pro-Hamas is silly. There is no action for “Palestinian human rights” that doesn’t display open and gleeful support for Hamas jihadis and other forces of like mind.

Colorado State Rep @_timhernandez refuses to condemn the rape and murder of women, the slaughtering of over 900 innocent men, women, and children, and hundreds of innocent people including Americans taken hostage by terrorists pic.twitter.com/ZDw9LZDk6U

— Chaya Raichik (@ChayaRaichik10) October 10, 2023

Rookie legislator reprimanded for supporting Palestine in wake of attacks

by Carol McKinley, Denver Gazette, October 9, 2023:

Hours after the terrorist organization Hamas launched a surprise holiday attack on Israel, Colorado Rep. Tim Hernández joined around three dozen participants at a rally at the state Capitol and waved a Palestinian flag.

The Palestine Solidarity Rally was described in a flyer as “An Emergency protest for Palestinian Resistance.” It appeared to be organized by the Colorado Palestinian Coalition.

Hernández’s place among the crowd may have gone unnoticed except that it was caught by television cameras gathering footage of the event.

Almost immediately, lawmakers on both sides jumped on Hernández’ action.

“He voiced his approval of the slaughter of innocent people,” said Rep. Lisa Frizell, R-Castle Rock. “I find that to be contrary to anything that I hold dear.”

There is no rule that prohibits legislative house members from participating in a rally or protest. Still, Frizell bemoaned Hernández’s “absence of decorum,” saying she doesn’t believe he “respects the institution he was appointed to.”

But Rep. Iman Jodeh, D-Aurora, said it is unfair to single out Hernandez for “expressing his beliefs that all people should be afforded human rights.” She pointed out that there has been “massive precedent” of other elected officials who have also attended rallies, voicing opinions on the west steps of the state Capitol during the repeal of Roe v. Wade and most recently when conflicts arose in Sudan and Ethiopia.

“Let me be clear,” Jodeh said. “As far as I know, no one held that rally for Hamas. People were rallying for Palestinian human rights.” To equate Hernández’ actions with Hamas, she said, is “reckless.”…

Read more.

AUTHOR

ROBERT SPENCER

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A Warning to the West about Islam

By Amil Imani

For decades, I have argued that the enemy is Islam. Without adjectives, Islam is “pure and simple.” Adjectives such as “extremist,” “radical,” “moderate,” “fundamentalist,” “moderate,” “political,” and “Islamist” mislead the blind and the ignorant.

The naive and wishful-thinking humanists, liberals, as well as soft-headed Jews, Christians, and idiotic atheists succumb to their fears and previous follies regarding the savagery intrinsic in Islamic scriptures and history -recognized by former Muslims who have somehow overcome their misconceptions about the most vicious and dangerous enemy of civilization and mankind.

A revealing book on the subject is Robert Reilly’s “The Closing of the Islamic Mind.”

This purely scholarly work should be supplemented by the work of theologian George Weigel, “Faith, Reason, and the War against Jihadism.”

Terms such as “Political Islam,” “Radical Islam, “or Militant Islam are the contributions of Useful Idiots. These terms do not even exist in the native parlance of Islam simply because they are redundant. Islam is a radical political movement by its very nature and, according to its charter—the Quran.

It is the Useful Idiot who sanitizes Islam and misguides the populace by saying that “real Islam” constitutes the main body of the religion and that this main body is non-political and moderate.

Regrettably, a large segment of the population goes along with these nonsensical euphemisms depicting Islam because it prefers to believe them. It is less threatening to think that only a hijacked small segment of Islam is radical or politically driven and that the main body of Islam is indeed moderate and non-political.

Islam is not a religion. It is a political ideology. In Islam, the mosque and State are the same—the mosque is the State. This arrangement goes back to the days of Muhammad himself. Islam is also radical in the extreme. Even “moderate” Islam is radical in its beliefs and its deeds. Muslims believe that all non-Muslims, bar none, are hellfire-bound and deserve to be maltreated compared to believers.

Many people wonder why Islam is blossoming in the US! They are bewildered why Democrats back Islamic ideology, honor their holidays and customs, and promote it as the religion of peace, knowing Islam is not a religion of peace. It is an ideology of war. The answer is simple: The Democrat Party stands with anyone who hates America and the Republican Party.

History has proven that once Muslims have the majority, they will institute sharia law and adopt their own legal system—a government within a government.

The Democrat Party has shown by both words and actions that they despise the US Constitution. Regarding the support of Muslims, they will not hesitate to hold the Bill of Rights over anyone who dares to accuse Islam and Muslims of wrongdoing. While crime and threats skyrocket, Islamized citizens will ignore the wrongdoing. They will look the other way for fear of retribution, honor killings, and punishments from those who uphold the Islamic requirement to seek revenge on anyone who dishonors or disagrees with Islam.

The Democrat Party has descended into nihilism, which describes the present State of America. This is a logical consequence of America’s abandonment of its Declaration of Independence, which she never understood. Which, unknown even to eminent scholars, represent a synthesis of classical and modern political science–which is elaborated in my masterwork “A Judeo-Scientific Guide for the Perplexed.”

The primary target of the Left is the Bible of Israel. The Bible says God creates nations and individuals, and the Left opposes our country and individualism. Do you fathom this? This does not require a lengthy discourse.

“By each passing day, the death of Western Civilization – specifically, the death of Europe, will not have been a suicide, but a cold-blooded, premeditated murder, carried out by the Western ruling oligarchy.”

In plain language, western Europe has been betrayed by the very people entrusted with its protection and stewardship – its political leaders and their enablers. Like former EU President Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and many others.

When the wolf gets into the fold and begins terrorizing the sheep and preying upon them, who is most at fault – the wolf or the shepherd who was supposed to guard the flock? Although his fangs may be bloody, the wolf is only being what he is – a predator. On the other hand, the shepherd has failed in his duty to protect the flock.

In the case of Europe, the “shepherds” have done much, much worse than fail through negligence. They have actively aided and abetted the enemy and let them into the heart of Europe to prey upon its native peoples.

The Muslims who now terrorize Europe must be dealt with like the rabid dogs they are – but a great evil has been done, and the job will not be done until the traitorous leaders of old Europe have been brought to justice and pay the price for their enormous betrayal. They have the blood of innocents on their hands – men, women, and children alike.

In the Germany of the 1930s, very few people were Nazis, and most Germans dismissed them as a bunch of hotheaded fools. Before long, the hotheaded few cowed the dismissive masses, resulting in millions losing their lives.

America: stay awake. It has started to happen here too. Time is of the essence.

©2023. Amil Imani. All rights reserved.

RELATED ARTICLE: Hamas Co-Founder: End Goal of War on Israel is to Rid World of Zionism, ‘Treacherous Christianity’

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At least 18 Thai migrant workers were slaughtered by Hamas militants during the terrorist attacks in southern Israel. One graphic video shows a man repeatedly praising Allah as he tries to behead a semi-conscious Asian man with a garden tool. A further 11 Thai nationals are known… pic.twitter.com/T8NPSlXLni

— Andy Ngô 🏳️‍🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 11, 2023

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Hamas Co-Founder: End Goal of War on Israel is to Rid World of Zionism, ‘Treacherous Christianity’

By Discover The Networks

Breitbart News reports that the ultimate aim of the Palestinian war with Israel is to conquer the planet, according to senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar, who admitted in a recently resurfaced clip that after the successful takeover of the globe, the world would finally be rid of “Zionism” and “treacherous Christianity.”

Speaking on Al Masirah TV, the main television news outlet run by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement, Mahmoud al-Zahar, a founder of Hamas and one of its current leaders, stated, “Today, you could say that we reached a phase of deterrence, a phase in which we can defend the occupied land.”

Quoting the Hadith (the Islamic oral tradition), Al-Zahar admitted that the war being waged against Israel is just one battle in the ultimate goal of conquering the globe:

When we speak about the ‘Army of Jerusalem’ and the ‘Battle of the Promise of the Hereafter,’ we are not talking about liberating our land alone, but we believe in what our Prophet Muhammad said: ‘Allah drew the ends of the world near one another for my sake, and I have seen its eastern and western ends. The dominion of my nation would reach those ends that have been drawn near me.’

According to him, under this new Islamic international order neither “Zionism” nor “treacherous Christianity” will be tolerated:

The entire 510 million square kilometers of planet Earth will come under [a system] where there is no injustice, no oppression, no treachery, no Zionism, no treacherous Christianity, and no killings and crimes, like those being committed against the Palestinians, and against the Arabs in all the Arab countries – in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and other countries.

Hamas’s original charter, which claims that “peace and quiet” for Jews and Christians will only be possible “under the wing of Islam,” repeatedly cites the Koran and other mainstream Islamic texts.


Mahmoud al-Zahar

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In November 2010, al-Zahar declared: “The day we expel them [the Jews] is drawing near…. We extended our hands to feed these hungry dogs and wild beasts, and they devoured our fingers. We have learned the lesson—there is no place for you among us, and you have no future among the nations of the world. You are headed to annihilation.”

To learn more about Mahmoud al-Zahar, click here.

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THE WAR ON X: WW III The Global War Against Islamic Terrorism — Day 5

By Dr. Rich Swier

Today is October 11th, 2023, Day 5 of the global war by the Islamic terrorists and their allies on the world.

The Red/Green/Rainbow Alliance is fully embracing the horrific butchery going on in the Holy Land, which includes beheading and burning alive Jewish children.

Click here for past columns on the Red/Green/Rainbow Alliance.

We are seeing just who openly supports Hamas, a vicious, racist and hate filled organization.

Click here to learn more about Hamas, a.k.a. Harakat al-Muqawamat al-Islamiyya.

Added information:

WW III The Global War Against Islamic Terrorism — Day 5

🚨WATCH: I asked Rep. Rashida Tlaib about Hamas terrorists chopping off babies heads, children being burned alive, and women being raped – she had nothing to say. pic.twitter.com/a3UvuvJ4hW

— Hillary Vaughn (@hillary__vaughn) October 11, 2023

IDF Spokesperson MAJ (Res.) Libby Weiss sets the record straight. pic.twitter.com/lmaBy8Zf7J

— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 11, 2023

Democrat Senator calling for a de-escalation (surrender) to terrorists…? What is wrong with these people.
pic.twitter.com/SVhxYp7QMZ

— Gunther Eagleman™ (@GuntherEagleman) October 11, 2023

Imagine justifying the raping and murder of women, babies being beheaded, children burned alive, and over 900 innocent people murdered because “decolonization.”

Now just imagine what else they would do in the name of “decolonization”… pic.twitter.com/yB0DJIB2c1

— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) October 10, 2023

WATCH: Exclusive IDF footage from the scene of the massacre in southern Israel.

Hamas’ cruelty knows no bounds. pic.twitter.com/uPj2RSRihp

— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 10, 2023

Photos emerge of Jewish children burned alive by Hamas.

Never again is now. pic.twitter.com/CPjQQGTmj1

— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) October 10, 2023

BLM went full mask-off today.

We always called them a domestic terror group. Glad to see them finally admit it.

Keep in mind this is from the official BLM chapters in LA and Chicago: pic.twitter.com/NEXQNgbJhJ

— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) October 10, 2023

This is the scum Biden is welcoming into our country.

Celebrating the beheading of babies.

pic.twitter.com/L6jgBUoCZz

— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) October 10, 2023

Palestinian father pushes his little son towards armed Israeli soldiers and tells him to throw a rock at them.

I don’t care what side you are on but this should anger any parent. This is pure evil. pic.twitter.com/nSq1BCCdpr

— I Meme Therefore I Am 🇺🇸 (@ImMeme0) October 10, 2023

“It’s not a battlefield. It’s a massacre.”
Here, MG Itai Veruv is preparing journalists to enter Kfar Aza where atrocities have taken place at the hands of Hamas terrorists. pic.twitter.com/1MXMxuWHpA

— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 11, 2023

🚨 NEW: A large crowd of HUNDREDS has gathered in Dearborn, Michigan for a pro-Palestine rally

pic.twitter.com/Bbk5tVtMBP

— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) October 10, 2023

6 YEARS AGO… pic.twitter.com/pyddiONIGl

— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) October 11, 2023

In Florida, we don’t capitulate to state sponsors of terrorism. We sanction them.

My legislative proposal ensures Florida will not do business with companies that support terrorist groups like Hamas.

I urge other states to follow Florida’s lead. pic.twitter.com/fAWrxCXiQi

— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) October 10, 2023

Wise advice for every American 🇺🇸👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/u4HPMXhQVu

— TONY™️ (@TONYxTWO) October 11, 2023

©2023. Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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Obama and Biden’s Anti-American Policies Led to Hamas Attack, Expert Says

By Family Research Council

The ongoing, deadly attack on Israel by Hamas could never have taken place without the active support of the last two Democratic administrations, which have supported radical Islam in order to correct the legacy of Western “colonialism,” experts say.

As of this writing, more than 900 Israelis have died, 2,600 have been injured, and an estimated 150 have been taken hostage since hostilities commenced on Saturday, according to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Hamas has killed 11 Americans and “likely” taken an unknown number of American hostages, President Joe Biden confirmed. “The safety of American citizens, whether at home or abroad, is my top priority as president,” said Biden in a press statement Monday.

But experts say Hamas could never have gained the strength and support it has without the last 14 years of Democratic presidential leadership, which has transferred billions of dollars to terrorist funders, advanced Islamists’ interests in the Middle East, and harmed U.S. interests out of radical anti-American ideology.

Most recently, the Biden administration announced on September 11 that it had “unfrozen” $6 billion in Iranian funds held by South Korea, which would go exclusively to “humanitarian” needs. But Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi declared, “This money belongs to the Iranian people, the Iranian government, so the Islamic Republic of Iran will decide what to do with this money.”

“Iran has, unfortunately, always used and focused its funds on supporting terrorism, on supporting groups like Hamas,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken told “Meet the Press” on Sunday, after host Kristen Welker noted that “money is fungible.” Despite the terrorist attack, “President Biden is refusing to freeze the $6 billion ransom payment to Iran,” noted Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), who called on the administration to “freeze the $6 billion now.”

The $6 billion adds to $1.7 billion the Obama-Biden administration released to Iran in 2016.

“The Obama administration and the Biden administration — this neo-Marxist Democratic regime that has been in place since 2009 — is anti-Israeli and pro-Iranian. Their foreign policy objective is to hand over hegemony of the Middle East over to Iran,” Chris Gacek, senior fellow for Regulatory Affairs at Family Research Council, told The Washington Stand. “They have had one consistent objective: They’ve been trying for two administrations to undermine Israeli security. And they’ve lied about it.”

The pro-Teheran stance of Barack Obama, the ideological mover behind both administrations, comes from “a large mélange of ideological fragments,” Gacek stated. “In his Marxist, anti-Americananti-Westernanti-Christian cosmology, Israel fits in there as a satellite that has to be destroyed. But American power also has to be destroyed.”

Obama offered one version of his intellectual pedigree in his first autobiography, “Dreams from my Father,” saying as a college student:

“I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz [sic.] Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy.”

As president, Obama declared, “Iran will be and should be a regional power. They are a big country and a sophisticated country in the region.” Obama initiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), allowing Iran to develop uranium for “civilian” usage. He kept silent during the summer 2009 Iranian civilian uprising, which police put down violently.

Iran has since penetrated the highest diplomatic circles of the Obama and Biden administrations, according to a report late last month from Semafor.com. In 2014, the Iran Experts Initiative began seeking friendly experts to repeat its talking points. Three members of IEI became aides to Biden’s special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley. The administration revoked Malley’s security clearance in April but did not announce the reason until details appeared in the Iranian press. This summer, the Tehran Times published a recording of private conversations featuring the Biden administration’s White House coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk, discussing Iranian policy and leaked “sensitive but unclassified” documents describing the controversy surrounding Malley.

Islamist influence in Democratic circles dates back to at least Obama. “At least six American Islamist activists who work closely with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy,” noted Investors Business Daily in 2013.

As a result, Democratic assessments of the region have faltered. “The Middle East region is quieter today than it has been in two decades,” said National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in an interview with The Atlantic less than two weeks before the attacks. “The amount of time that I have to spend on crisis and conflict in the Middle East compared today to my predecessors going back to 9/11 is significantly reduced.”

The ideological indifference or foreign influence may explain why the Biden administration spent Monday tweeting about the price of concert tickets. Similarly, Biden administration spokesperson John Kirby affirmed a previous statement from Joe Biden that climate change represents a greater existential threat than nuclear war.

Yet Israel has problems of its own, Gacek told TWS. “Its entire security apparatus appears to be anti-conservative and anti-Netanyahu. I can’t believe they haven’t known this was going on for a year.” The Times of Israel reported Monday that Egyptian intelligence warned Israel that Hamas had been planning “something big,” but its entreaties went ignored. “Israel’s defense establishment is not fit for purpose,” said Gacek — a problem that cannot be solved by foreign funding or intervention. “You can give them money, but if they’ve got stupid leftists running the government, what’s the point?”

The attack by terrorists also throws the Obama-Biden policy of lax border enforcement into stark relief, said Gacek. By June, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol had encountered 464 known or suspected terrorists at the U.S. borders. “Who knows how many tens of thousands of potential terrorists are here?” asked Gacek. “And this is only the beginning. In 2024, our own sleeper cells might start opening up.”

“We’ve got to get really tough mentally,” he said.

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Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is senior reporter and editor at The Washington Stand.

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