Thursday, June 5, 2014

THE BRICKS ARE FALLEN DOWN

A good guess is that many of us had not heard of this particular phrase in Isaiah until Rabbi Jonathan Cahn explained its meaning in his book The Harbinger.

The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars --Isaiah 9:10.

Rabbi Cahn revealed in his book how this ancient biblical prophecy was in play on 9/11, when the Twin Towers came crashing down. Several top government U.S. officials quoted this verse as a verse of defiance in the aftermath of the terrorist attack upon American citizens. Those officials included Tom Daschle, John Edwards, John Kerry, Rudolph Guilianni, and later, Barack Obama.

Interestingly enough, so far all but two, John Kerry and Barack Obama, subsequently lost their positions in government (1). Now, 9/11 is back in the news as it was revealed over the weekend that President Obama, without consulting Congress, released the "Dream Team" of the Taliban from Guantanamo Bay. The Taliban's home country is Afghanistan, and our military is in Afghanistan to root out the Taliban and capture or kill them because of their 9/11 attack. A lot of time, money, and effort, not to mention soldiers' lives, went into securing these Taliban members; nonetheless, President Obama has released them back into the wild with assurances that he knows best how to monitor them.

Right.

As Bergdahl was being released on Friday, on Saturday, 5/31, a story appeared at Koenig's that I not only bookmarked but took a screen print of because I felt it might be a "harbinger" of perhaps another 9/11.

Read the very last sentence carefully.



"At the meeting, which took place at the Prime Minister's Bureau, Netanyahu reportedly told the mayors he was "the defender of the settlements," adding that the (sic) he had resisted earlier Obama administration demands that "not a single brick be laid, not a single house be built." (emphasis mine)

Think about that.

President Obama demanded that "NOT A SINGLE BRICK BE LAID, NOT A SINGLE HOUSE BE BUILT." As we do unto Israel, it is done unto us. If we don't want bricks being used to build homes in Israel, then our own housing market will suffer here. Perhaps we are already seeing the "cause and effect" beginning to play out as this article appeared June 4.

Half of Americans can’t afford their house

In addition in this instance, the Taliban "Dream Team" story was occurring at the SAME TIME, and it SPECIFICALLY involves "bricks falling down," a phrase associated with terrorist attack and judgment.

With the Bergdahl-Taliban trade, there is this sense of betrayal. Some members of Congress, including a handful of Democrats, believe President Obama should have notified them of his decision to trade 5 notorious terrorists for Bergdahl. The White House countered that there wasn't enough time. However, the fact that there was enough time to get Bergdahl's parents to the White House so they could stand in the Rose Garden with the President seems to belie the White House's claim to some degree.

Some of those who lost friends and loved ones, (I've noted on this blog every 9/11 the person I knew we lost on 9/11), surely feel a sense of betrayal that the bloody terrorists responsible for the sudden, horrible deaths of their loved ones have been turned loose with only the assurance that the President "knows what's best." And I am sure that some of the families of soldiers who died trying to obtain these five probably feel a sense of betrayal as well.

It would not be all that dissimilar if President Obama had released John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, the Green River Killer, and the Night Stalker without notifying the families and without consulting law enforcement and then condescendingly reminded us he has a pen and a phone and he knows what he's doing.

The victims' families might beg to differ.

As the Americans who still care about this country and are not blind supporters of this liberal President have had to stop the last few days and try to make sense of what President Obama just did to this country, Israel is having to do the same. Lost in the headlines swirling around Bergdahl was a report from Yahoo News that President Obama has decided to recognize the unity government recently formed between the Palestinians and Hamas despite earlier assurances that Obama would not recognize Hamas.

Israel decries US 'knife in back' over Palestinian govt.

Interesting title considering President Obama's frequent boast that he "has Israel's back."

Look at the very first sentence in the article:

Washington's support for a new Palestinian government backed by Israel's Islamist foe Hamas, has left the Jewish state feeling betrayed, triggering a new crisis with its closest ally.

We have the words "betrayed," and "triggering" and the implication of further straining.

In Collapse, Destruction, Our Back Against Israel, Daniel at Prayers for the People wrote in 2009, that he believed that the ties between the U.S. and Israel would be strained to the breaking point because of Israel feeling betrayed by the U.S. Israel would then do something without permission of the U.S. and Obama's response would be the "trigger for America's fall."

Israel 'deeply disappointed' with US

Obama Finally Earns that 2008 Hamas Endorsement

Could the "something without permission" be Israel striking Iran to take out its nuclear program? (see Note 2)

Israel's response to President Obama embracing Hamas? They WILL put up bricks.

Israel okays 1,500 West Bank homes in response to Palestinian unity

The U.S. has already condemned the Israeli government for these building permits, and adds that they would have condemned this whether there had been a unity government between the Palestinians and Hamas or not.

As this White House begins celebrating its annual "Gay Pride" month as it has done every year since 2009, President Obama has brought the U.S. to a point where America is mocked abroad generally and himself specifically. Remember, when a nation is under judgment, it's foreign policy will be mocked because it is a disaster.

Amateur Hour

How Obama Lost His Mojo

When a President goes rogue

Homeland Bound: Obama’s Ego Creates Another Scandal

Chinese general: U.S. foreign policy has ‘erectile dysfunction’

And this particularly scathing article about Obama, calling him a "marshmallow" and a "pygmy" compared to previous Presidents, includes this:

This week, however, at the D-Day Commemoration, America’s representative will be a man who has disappointed his nation and its allies as have few presidents in modern times.

Another shabby day for the marshmallow President: As his Taliban hostage swap sours, why Obama is a pygmy compared with the wartime leader Roosevelt, says MAX HASTINGS

John McTernan has mentioned often at his Website   this past year to watch the month of June. God may very well cause harsh judgments to fall upon President Obama and this nation because this is the month that President Obama is most proud of leading this nation away from the morals God established, and because Obama continues to stick his finger in God's eye concerning Israel and Jerusalem. McTernan touches upon that very subject, yet again, in his post for today.

Excerpt:

Through my study and watching the terrible disasters hitting America, I noticed that when touching Israel coincides with another national sin such as promoting homosexuality, a very severe disaster hit America. The events have now just coincided. Obama declared June as national homosexual month and he also recognized the unity of a Palestinian government with Hamas.

US defends ties with Palestinian unity government with Hamas

So far, June has begun in that very manner -- President Obama thought he was going to be hailed quite the hero for bringing home a POW; instead, he has angered quite a few people, on BOTH sides of the aisle, with his deal with the devil. And at the start of Gay Pride month, on June 2, yet another effigy of Obama was found hanging in a public place, this time off a bridge in Missouri.

Mannequin in Obama mask hung from Missouri bridge

And with all this Bergdahl-Taliban drama going on, hardly anyone noticed the tremendous hailstorm that occurred in a derecho in Nebraska that destroyed thousands of cars.

Nebraska storm: Here's what happens when baseball-sized hail strikes (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS mentions the storm in his YouTube for today.

And on the SAME DAY as Obama's Bergdahl-Taliban trade went into action, little mention was made of this court case:

Z-Street Wins Ruling Against IRS – Was Targeted By Obama Officials Because of It’s Pro-Israel Views

This ruling is significant because it forces the IRS to disclose "procedures it used to target the pro-Israel group." In addition, the ruling will impact Tea Party groups who have grievances against the IRS because, "this case may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back of the IRS’s politically prejudicial policies. If an IRS agent can reject or stall a pro-Israel group’s application on the grounds that “these cases are being sent to a special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the organization’s activities contradict the Administration’s public policies,” then no group, no matter what its political orientation or cause is safe from being subjected to a political litmus test designed by any administration of either political party."

As Obama's Gay Pride month begins, so does a new front in the IRS scandal, albeit under the radar of the Bergdahl-Taliban drama.

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Note 1:

Daschle was nominated by Obama in 2009 to be his Health and Human Services Secretary, but because of tax issues, had to withdraw. That's how we got Kathleen Sebelius.

John Edwards was hoping to receive the Democratic nomination to become President, but a sex scandal ruined not only his nomination, but his marriage.

Kerry, also hoping to become the Democrat's nominee for President, lost out on that opportunity as well. Now, he is Obama's Secretary of State but is frequently mocked and ridiculed though he seems oblivious to that for the most part.

Guilianni tried to become the Republican nominee for President in 2008, but lost to John McCain.

Note 2:

That's long been a fear of this President and his team -- that Israel would precisely do just that. And it may not be out of the question as it was reported yesterday that Iran isn't so interested now in meeting the July 20 deadline Obama wants, claiming that Western powers are asking too much of the Iranians, AND no one in Iran seriously believes the President Obama has ANY military option on the table.

The New York Times reported yesterday:

Speaking from a stage decorated with a banner proclaiming “America cannot do a damn thing,” Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday asserted that the Obama administration had taken the option of military intervention to resolve conflicts off the table.

Iran’s Leader Says Obama Has Removed Military Option, Thomas Erdbrink (Sorry, I refuse to link to the Times.)

As Iran refuses to back off its nuclear program, it was hit with a deadly sandstorm.

Tehran warned of new sandstorm as death toll hits five