As the torment ebbs on Fukushima it grows elsewhere

On November 12, 2011 by Admin

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Arab League Votes to Suspend Syria Over Bloodshed

In New York, Ambivalence Over Muslim Surveillance

1st Look at Japan Nuke Plant: Rubble Amid Progress

Palestine Statehood Bid Stalls

Afghan Woman Stoned and Shot

“Occupy” Deaths Force New Evictions

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As though there wasn’t enough evidence of a growing axis of evil in the Middle East, eighteen cumulative years of military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has done little to change the face of atrocious mindsets, acts and beliefs. With nearly 4,000 dead and counting, the Arab League has voted to suspend Syria from the group it once considered itself to be a champion of. Not surprising are the eighteen countries that voted them out. Alarming are the four that voted against the move or who abstained from the vote; Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Iraq – Yes Iraq! After eight years of fighting to liberate the Iraqi people from a brutal dictator and his oppressive regime, the fragmented country of Iraq is no better off today than they were in 2003. The Iranian Shiites have infiltrated the Iraqi government, carried out weekly terror attacks, and now know that Iraq is up for grabs. To counter the threat, Nouri al-Maliki has linked himself on the theocratic side of Iran’s ally – Syria.

After 4,400 American deaths and a trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000), the ever-divided country of Iraq will not stand against the heinous acts of the Baathist rulers in Syria. The ousted leader, Saddam Hussein, ruled a Baathist party. He ruled it right up until the moment he was pulled from a farmhouse hole – like a rat. How’s it looking in and around Iraq today? The military leaders who Obama promised to listen to and rely on recommended that the U.S. leave a stability force of at least  18,000 troops in Iraq in an attempt to salvage what trite gains they made. Instead, Obama could not even negotiate leaving a force of 5,000 troops without them being subject to prosecution under Iraqi law – Shari’a law. It’s time to ask the question, “Can the U.S. military defeat a divided Islamic country?” Yes, they can. Iraq was toppled within two months of the campaign. Yet, we’re still there – holding up walls of sand. The same is true of Afghanistan. With the Taliban toppled in a matter of weeks, those who remained alive fled to Pakistan – Osama bin Laden among them.

So, how are things looking in  Afghanistan now? The Haqqani network from Pakistan are carrying out ‘spectaculars’ almost weekly and women and girls being stoned for “moral deviation and adultery.” Of course, moral deviation and adultery include the raping of a woman or girl who cannot find four male witnesses to corroborate her story. How difficult is it to find four witnesses who will implicate themselves in a crime that will lead to their own imprisonment or execution? Rape her and stone her, the shari’a way! For those who do not know, the four male witnesses became law when Muhammad’s child-wife Aisha disappeared overnight purportedly to retrieve a lost necklace. She was found in the company of another man. Muhammad received a revelation proclaiming her innocence and he created the law to settle all such accusations. Nice huh?

The Bible has a law about stoning the sexually immoral. There are at least twelve verses in which God’s law commands the righteous to stone to death those who break his laws. These verses are brought up by many who argue the merits of Judeo-Christianity against those of Islam. President Barack Obama even did it in November 2008 when he said, “Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is okay and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith.” Like most non-Christians, Obama either missed his mentor Jeremiah Wright’s sermon about Jesus’ line in the sand (Jn 8:6) and replacing the curse of law with grace and forgiveness. Since Obama’s twenty one years of attending Wrights’s church, he happened to miss the “Not God bless America but God Damn America,” it’s very likely that he missed the multiple sermons that define the purpose of Jesus’ arrival, crucifixion, and resurrection. Although he claims to be a Christian, there are a few holes in his belief, namely;

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Excerpts from Obama interview Nov, 2008:

OBAMA:
I am a Christian.
So, I have a deep faith. So I  draw from the Christian faith.
On the other hand, I was born in Hawaii where  obviously there are a lot of Eastern influences.
I lived in Indonesia, the  largest Muslim country in the world, between the ages of six and 10.
My  father was from Kenya, and although he was probably most accurately labeled an  agnostic, his father was Muslim.
And I’d say, probably, intellectually I’ve  drawn as much from Judaism as any other faith.
(A patron stops and says, “Congratulations,” shakes his hand. “Thank you very much. I appreciate that.  Thank you.”)
So, I’m rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that  there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a  higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people. That there are values  that transcend race or culture, that move us forward, and there’s an obligation  for all of us individually as well as collectively to take responsibility to  make those values lived.
And so, part of my project in life was probably to  spend the first 40 years of my life figuring out what I did believe – I’m 42 now – and it’s not that I had it all completely worked out, but I’m spending a lot  of time now trying to apply what I believe and trying to live up to those  values.

FALSANI:
So you got yourself born again?
OBAMA:
Yeah, although I don’t, I retain from my childhood  and my experiences growing up a suspicion of dogma. And I’m not somebody who is  always comfortable with language that implies I’ve got a monopoly on the truth,  or that my faith is automatically transferable to others.
I’m a big believer  in tolerance. I think that religion at it’s best comes with a big dose of doubt.  I’m suspicious of too much certainty in the pursuit of understanding just  because I think people are limited in their understanding.
I think that,  particularly as somebody who’s now in the public realm and is a student of what  brings people together and what drives them apart, there’s an enormous amount of  damage done around the world in the name of religion and certainty.

FALSANI
Do you still attend Trinity?
OBAMA:
Yep. Every week. 11 o’clock service.
Ever been  there? Good service.
I actually wrote a book called Dreams from My Father,  it’s kind of a meditation on race. There’s a whole chapter on the church in  that, and my first visits to Trinity.

FALSANI:
The conversation stopper, when you say you’re a  Christian and leave it at that.
OBAMA:
Where do you move  forward with that?
This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates  with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any  religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to  evangelize and proselytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters,  that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re  going to hell.

FALSANI:
Who’s Jesus to you?
(He laughs  nervously)
OBAMA:
Right.
Jesus is an historical  figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian  faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that  means of us reaching something higher.
And he’s also a wonderful teacher. I  think it’s important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the  flesh and also teachers in history.

FALSANI:
You don’t believe that?
OBAMA:
I find it hard to believe that my God would consign  four-fifths of the world to hell.
I can’t imagine that my God would allow  some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to  somehow burn for all eternity.
That’s just not part of my religious  makeup.
Part of the reason I think it’s always difficult for public figures  to talk about this is that the nature of politics is that you want to have  everybody like you and project the best possible traits onto you. Oftentimes  that’s by being as vague as possible, or appealing to the lowest common  denominators. The more specific and detailed you are on issues as personal and  fundamental as your faith, the more potentially dangerous it is.

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“The contribution of Muslims to the United States  are too long to catalog because Muslims are so interwoven into the fabric of our communities and our country,” Obama said at the iftar, the dinner that breaks  the holiday’s daily fast.

The president joined Cabinet secretaries, members of  the diplomatic corps and lawmakers to pay tribute to what he called “a great religion and its commitment to justice and progress.” Obama Sep, 2009.

“Of course, not all my conversations in  immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my  meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more  urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and  hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and  belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in  this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that  their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the  right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and  that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly  direction.” Audacity of Hope pg. 261

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Obama denies Christianity;

 Jesus – “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Obama I believe that  there are many paths to the same place… I think that religion at it’s best comes with a big dose of doubt.

Obama on Islam

“My  father was from Kenya, and although he was probably most accurately labeled an  agnostic, his father was Muslim.”

“The contribution of Muslims to the United States  are too long to catalog because Muslims are so interwoven into the fabric of our  communities and our country…  I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly  direction.”

Islam believes in Jesus – they believe

Jesus is an historical  figure for me…” – The Qur’an identifies Jesus who, like Moses, was an historical figure who words were strengthened by the prophet Muhammad (36:14). See Do Muslims believe in Jesus?

“…he’s also a bridge between God and man.” – The Qur’an identifies Jesus as a bridge between man and God only in the manner of prophethood (5:75).
“…one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that  means of us reaching something higher.” – As did all of the other prophets of God, certainly not to include Muhammad.
“…he’s also a wonderful teacher.” – Jesus taught that he and the Father are one (Jn 10:30). He, as God, is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Rev 22:13). He is the Root and Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star (Rev 22:16). Either Jesus is who he taught he was or he’s the grandest con-artist in all of history. He cannot be a wonderful teacher without also being the Son of God; which the Qur’an directly negates (4:157, 5:116) and which Obama has never publicly affirmed.

Islam believes Muhammad to be –

an-Nur – “the light personified”, as-Siraf-un-Munir – “the light-giving lamp”, an-Nimatullah – “the divine favour” (sic), al-Aqib – “the Last”, al-Mahi– “the Eraser”, al-Fatih – “the Opener”, as-Shafe’e – “the Intercessor”, Abu’l-Qasim – “Father of Divided Goods”, al-Tariq – “the bright Morning Star”.

So both Jesus and Muhammad claim to be the; first, last, light personified, divine, intercessor, and bright Morning Star. Jesus’ arrival was prophesied by a thousand years of writing. Both He and thae previous writing warned us of a coming false prophet. The false prophet would persecute the saints (Christians and Jews) and each other. The false prophet would be a liar. “Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist – he denies the Father and the Son.” 1Jn 2:22

By naming him as Jesus Christ in the Qur’an and then denying God as the Father and Jesus as the Son, he mixes truth with lies. The Eraser appeared six centuries after Jesus’ warning. The Eraser’s book documents twenty three years of history. You tell me who is the liar…

Two thousand years ago, Jesus replaced the curse of condemnation with the grace of love – just as the Old Testament assured us he would do. But six centuries after Jesus’ sacrifice and offering, a new curse appeared; re-instating the curse of law. But it wasn’t God’s law he re-instituted, it was his own (reference Da 7:25).

Call Obama and Muhammad mistaken, misinformed or just plain wrong; as a self-described Christian and a self-described prophet – both are false.

New Yorkers are struggling over the surveillance of Muslim people and Islamic neighborhoods. Opinions about the renewed focus are unsurprisingly wide. In response to an interview where someone commented “This is America, it’s not supposed to happen here”, we can collectively say “Neither was 9/11.” This is America. We are the land of the free. We have seen what happens when the land of the free is occupied by a people who openly call themselves Abdul – slave. It’s happened all across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. In speaking of Islam, the leaders of France, Germany, and the U.K. have said cultural integration has ‘absolutely failed.’ Inbred with the attitude of live and let live, the American psyche has no allowance for the actuality of a society who believes in live and let live only those who believe what I have believed since infancy. There is nothing about that statement that fits in man’s drive to sustain a plateau of normalcy. But if in doubt remember; not all Muslims are terrorists. All Muslims are jihadists – their miracle book says they must be so.

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The ‘Occupiers’ must have an opinion on this. Once compared to the Tea Party, the Occupiers have been reduced to bands of anarchists (antichrists?), homeless, and organized thugs. How does destroying property, demanding the dissolution of job creators, raping, and killing compare to the Tea Party or merit the continuing support of those like Nancy Pelosi? Are there crony capitalists? Yes, there are. Are there homicidal football players? Yes, there are. Are there pedophile coaches? Yes, there are. Should we do away with both football and capitalism? Does eliminating football eliminate homicides and child rape? Of course not, the answer is NO! We could always go the way of Europe; socialism and soccer.

Speaking of socialism and soccer, Berlusconi is expected to resign and step down from power today in Italy. Taking a page out of the Greece playbook, they are to vote on measures of austerity to assist with their debt problem. And, like Greece, Italy will soon see its own rioters and pillagers roaming the streets, throwing Molotov cocktails at the government force hired to protect them. The rioters in Greece persist,  demanding that the government continue with entitlements that include 25% of their workforce has state jobs; that’s one in four! Have you ever considered what the tax rate would have to be just to sustain the workforce? Think about it.

In the microcosm that is Greece, there are four workers; three private and one public sector. Lets’ say their gross annual income is three dollars (twelve quarters). To make things fair, everyone makes the exact same amount. So, the three private sector workers earn all three dollars but each needs to give the government one quarter to pay the salary of the public employee. Now, all four workers have earned the exact same amount – $.75. Now, because they earn equally, each can pay the same amount in taxes. You know – taxes for the bricks and mortar of defense, social security, medicare, medicaid, unemployment, interest, etc. They can also pay the same for local taxes like – hardware for education, infrastructure, police, and fire. So, before figuring out what their tax rate needs to be to cover all of their needs, they start out at 25% – just to cover the benefits of public sector employees. Occupiers – do you really want bigger government?

The Fat-Cats (as Obama calls them) of Wall Street are the men whose businesses employ America. They have successfully done so within the delicate balance of private sector success and failure. The balance is disrupted when; Congress demands that every American owns a home and when unionized labor strong-arms employers to heighten pay and benefits in a global market that decimates labor costs. That delicate balance is disrupted when the public sector takes over private business. The theory is; that until it becomes insolvent like Italy and Greece, the cost of doing business has no relation to the income of the business itself – it’s government. Just ask Obama,with the ability to raise taxes there is no cost to income ratio to consider. There is a word that the Obama/Pelosi inspired Occupiers need keep in mind – PIIGSJA

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Finally, there is the latest reminder that the Biblical flood waters continue to recede. Captured in the headlining picture is that of a reactor building housing one of three meltdowns within the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The metaphorical flood waters are well represented by the actual water kept out of the buildings by huge tents built over the tops of the reactors. The estimated thirty-year shutdown process has ebbed enough to allow media its first access since the tsunami hit on March 11th. Out of the smoke from that giant furnace still falls radioactive torment and it falls upon a people who don’t know the God in heaven. Though continually threatened by earthquakes and economic collapse, the Japanese people have seen the torment of Daiichi ebb away since that August day; a hundred and fifty days after it began.

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