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  • Amir Tsarfati Current Events Update from Southlake, Texas, June 24

    06/26/2017 10:55:04 AM PDT · by firebrand · 6 replies
    talk in Southlake, Texas ^ | June 24, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    An update on politics, current events, the world situation--all with Amir's deep knowledge and Biblical perspective, and his ordering of our priorities. Long, but you will not be bored! I will put the link to the Gog and Magog speech in the thread. That one is not as current-events-oriented but seeks to clear up the confusions on what Gog and Magog means. This one is not as long but also fascinating, and explains the timeline in detail.
  • Egyptian Christians Killed for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith in Jesus

    05/28/2017 11:40:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    As more and more details emerge concerning Friday’s Ramadan attack on a busload of Christians on pilgrimage, the more it becomes evident that these 29 martyrs died solely because they were Christians. Survivors of the attack said that the ten masked Islamic State militants did not merely open fire on the bus full of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confesor, but that the victims were made to descend from the bus and asked one by one whether they were Christians before being shot by the assailants. According to one of the chaplains of...
  • Gunmen with machine guns kill 26 Coptic Christians in Egypt

    05/26/2017 4:52:53 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 77 replies
    Al Arabiya (English) ^ | Friday, 26 May 2017 | Staff writer
    Ten masked gunmen, who used machine guns, opened fire at two buses carrying Egyptian Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing 26 including children and injuring 26 others, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The Christian group was travelling in two buses and a truck through the province, which is home to a sizeable Christian minority, the governor of Egypt’s Minya province, Essam al-Bedaiwy, said. The health ministry said there were between eight and 10 attackers dressed in military uniforms, according to witnesses. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which came on the eve of...
  • Syria and the Arab Spring

    04/08/2017 8:05:30 PM PDT · by Hostage · 20 replies
    The Asan Institute for Policy Studies ^ | January 17, 2013 | Asan Institute
    The so-called Arab Spring was started by people who were inspired by universal ideals to put an end to authoritarian rule and corruption and to demand liberty, dignity and social justice. Although these demands have transcended the borders of various Arab countries, their trajectories and outcome have differed because Arab regimes are diverse among themselves in terms of their ruling mechanisms, domestic power structures, international relations, and the societies they have ruled. The ‘Syrian Spring’ began gradually in March 2011 but escalated into a violent conflict that drew in regional and international actors and various competing opposition and regime forces....
  • Syrian Civil War Explained: The Fight for the Middle East

    04/08/2017 2:52:06 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 24 replies
    Thoughtco.com ^ | October 09, 2016 | by Primoz Manfreda
    Syrian civil war grew out of a popular uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, part of Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East. The brutal response of the security forces against initially peaceful protests demanding democratic reform and end of repression triggered a violent reaction. An armed rebellion to the regime soon took hold across Syria, dragging the country into a full-scale civil war. Main Issues: The Roots of the Conflict The Syrian uprising started as a reaction to the Arab Spring , a series of anti-government protests across the Arab world inspired by the...
  • Cameron ‘ultimately responsible’ for Libya collapse and the rise of Isis, Commons report concludes

    09/17/2016 12:32:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    The bloody collapse of Libya – which triggered a refugee crisis and aided the rise of Isis – is blamed today on David Cameron's blunders when he intervened to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi. A damning report by MPs condemns the 2011 military campaign for lacking both “accurate intelligence” and a coherent strategy for the aftermath of removing the dictator. The disastrous results were “political and economic collapse”, tribal warfare, the refugee crisis, widespread human rights abuses and the rise of Islamic State (IS) in North Africa, fuelled by weapons abandoned by the Gaddafi regime. The Foreign Affairs Select Committee concludes: “Through...
  • Boat Migrants Landing In Italy ‘at Pace Exceeding Anything We’ve Seen Before’

    03/22/2017 1:44:19 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Britebart ^ | 3/22/2017 1:34:04 PM | Jack Montgomery
    International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates 20,484 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea since the beginning of 2017, with numbers likely to explode as the continent heads into spring. These totals do not include 3,312 migrants picked up off Libya on the 19th of March who are currently en route to Italy, according to the text of the IOM’s report. Including these migrants puts the number of Italian arrivals well ahead of the total for the first three months of 2015 (10,165) and the first three months of 2016 (18,777) – and March 2017 has over a week
  • Following the Money in Macedonia (Soros)

    01/31/2017 7:13:02 PM PST · by lasereye · 39 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 31, 2017 | Tony Perkins
    What would Open Society Foundation (OSF) president and fund manager George Soros want with the small, landlocked nation of Macedonia? As it turns out, plenty. The Daddy Warbucks of progressive causes is working overtime to weaken European borders and facilitate the flow of refugees from the Middle East by sending money to disrupt nations holding both democratic elections and cracking down on illegal immigration. But he hasn't done it alone. The U.S. State Department has been working right alongside him. The aid that the U.S. has provided to Macedonia during their long friendship has been channeled through the U.S. Agency...
  • Mubarak's ultimatum

    12/26/2005 3:56:20 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-26-05
    Throughout the Middle East, reformers have been driven away by autocratic rulers. We Westerners are desperate to see the political systems in the Middle East evolve from authoritarian theocratic or oligarchical models to some variation of representative government. That desire suffered another setback on Saturday when former Egyptian presidential candidate Ayman Nour, 41, was sentenced to five years in prison for (what outside observers insist are trumped-up charges of) forgery. Up and down the region - Syria, Iran, Iraq, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority - the Western pluralist model of representative democracy has failed because broadminded, Western-oriented reformers have been...
  • Egypt Christians Flee Sinai as Sixth of Their Kin Killed

    02/24/2017 6:45:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 2/24/17 | AP
    After a spate of killings by suspected militants have spread fears among the Coptic community in Egypt, hundreds of Christians have decided to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next. At least six Christians have been brutally murdered in the last month and no group has claimed responsibility.EL-ARISH, Egypt - Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death inside his home in northern Sinai, the sixth such killing in a month’s time in the restive region, officials and a Christian priest said Friday, prompting hundreds of Christians to flee from...
  • The Clinton Foundation’s man in Cairo was also the Muslim Brotherhood’s

    09/19/2013 3:55:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 9/19/2013 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Washington Free Beacon reports that a senior Muslim Brotherhood official who, until fairly recently, was employed by the William J. Clinton Foundation, was arrested in Cairo on Tuesday and charged with inciting violence. The official, Gehad el-Haddad, had been serving as one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s top communications officials. In that capacity, while the Muslim Brotherhood controlled Egypt, he “push[ed] the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamist agenda in the foreign press, where he was often quoted defending the Brotherhood’s crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt,” according to the Free Beacon. El-Haddad served the Clinton Foundation in Cairo as “city director” from...
  • Clinton Foundation Employed a Now-Imprisoned Senior Muslim Brotherhood Official

    10/25/2016 7:24:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2016 | PATRICK POOLE
    Gehad El-Haddad, the now-imprisoned former spokesman for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's so-called "Freedom and Justice Party," was effectively the "Baghdad Bob" of the Arab Spring. Educated in the UK and the son of a top Muslim Brotherhood leader, Gehad served as the special advisor on foreign policy to deposed Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi. Gehad incited violence, justified the torture of protesters, recycled fake news stories, and staged fake scenes of confrontation during the 2013 Rabaa protests. He was arrested in September 2013 after the fall of Morsi and the bloody confrontations during the breakup of the Muslim Brotherhood's protest...
  • Glad To See Obama Go, Gulf Arabs Expect Trump To Counter Iran

    01/23/2017 7:07:34 AM PST · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    OAN ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | William Maclean
    DUBAI (Reuters) – Gulf Arab states are quietly applauding the arrival in the White House of a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran, even if they suspect Donald Trump’s short temper and abrasive Tweets may at times heighten tensions in the combustible Middle East. While many countries around the world listened with concern to his protectionist inaugural address, Gulf Arab officials appear optimistic. They see in Trump a strong president who will shore up Washington’s role as their main strategic partner in a region central to U.S. security and energy interests. In Gulf Arab eyes, that involves above all...
  • What’s Really Going On In Syria? Are We Being Lied To?

    12/18/2016 4:31:54 AM PST · by gaggs · 50 replies
    Video: What’s really happening in Syria? Hint: Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and the Mainstream Media have been lying to us. Eva Bartlett is an independent journalist from Canada. She has traveled to Syria many times to investigate human rights violations and terrorism against Syrians. What she has found out is a truth completely opposite of what the Mainstream Media and governments claim.
  • Lessons of Aleppo—for Trump (Buchanan column)

    12/17/2016 8:22:09 PM PST · by dynachrome · 55 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 12-15-16 | Pat Buchanan
    How did this debacle come about? First, in calling for the overthrow of Bashar Assad, who had not attacked or threatened us, we acted not in our national interests, but out of democratist ideology. Assad is a dictator. Dictators are bad. So Assad must go. Yet we had no idea who would replace him. It soon became clear that Assad’s most formidable enemies, and probable successors, would be the al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaida, or ISIS, then carrying out grisly executions in their base camp in Raqqa. U.S. policy became to back the “good” rebels in Aleppo, bomb...
  • Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Obama plotted to destabilize regimes in Bahrain, Egypt

    10/04/2013 3:48:55 AM PDT · by Errant · 45 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 3 October, 2012
    WASHINGTON — The United States was said to have planned to destabilize at least two Arab countries over the last two years. A former leading U.S. military commander asserted that the administration of President Barack Obama worked to destabilize the regimes of Bahrain and Egypt. Ret.] Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the administration’s drive against Bahrain, wracked by a Shi’ite revolt, was led by the intelligence community.
  • Arab Democracy's Failure Eludes So-Called Experts

    11/17/2016 7:17:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2016 | Andrew E. Harrod
    Given American policymakers' ignorance of Islam, "I am just worried about people like me running around with big theories trying to set foreign policy," stated famed intellectual historian Francis Fukuyama in Washington, D.C. His confession occurred at "Democracy in the Arab World: The Obama Legacy and Beyond," a recent conference that did little to alleviate the knowledge deficit among hackneyed Islamism apologists. Fukuyama's luncheon address at the downtown JW Marriot luxury hotel focused on the cultural factors that aided the development of modern societies. While China benefited from the appearance 2,300 years ago of the "first modern, relatively impersonal state,"...
  • Death of Muammar Gaddafi 20october 2011

    10/20/2016 12:00:17 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 33 replies
    It is unclear if NATO aircraft were involved in helping secure Gaddafi's capture by Libyan forces on the ground. A group of rebels approached the pipe where Gaddafi was hiding and ordered him to come out, which he did, albeit slowly. He was then dragged up to his feet as rebels shouted "Muammar, Muammar!" Gaddafi was killed shortly afterwards. There are conflicting reports; according to one report, Gaddafi said "Please don't shoot!" prior to being shot, and when questioned by Misratan rebel fighters about the damage done to Misrata by his forces, denied any involvement, and begged his captors not...
  • Video: State Dept. Spokesperson Stuck to Her Lines… Until She Thought Her Mic Was Off

    12/04/2014 6:02:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 4, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki was seemingly caught on a hot mic calling one of her prepared statements on one of America’s policies on Egypt “ridiculous” following a press conference. When reporters, including the Associated Press’ Matt Lee, pressed her to comment on the acquittal of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, she provided a pre-written response. “Generally, we continue to believe that upholding impartial standards of accountability will advance the political consensus on which Egypt’s long-term stability and economic growth depends,” she said. “But beyond that, I would refer you to the Egyptian government.” She refused to say anything...
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in another mass trial

    04/28/2014 6:16:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | MAGGIE MICHAEL and MAMDOUH THABET
    Among those convicted and sentenced to death on Monday was Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's spiritual guide. If his sentence is confirmed, it would make him the most senior Brotherhood figure sentenced to death since one of the group's leading ideologues, Sayed Qutb, was sentenced and executed in 1966. In announcing the 683 death sentences for violence and the killing of policemen, Judge Said Youssef on Monday also said he was referring his ruling to the Grand Mufti, the nation's top Islamic official — a requirement under Egyptian law, but one that is considered a formality. It does, however, give a...