Issues: Thanks for the great post. I have also been a strong supporter of Israel as are most of Americans. As a doner of Christians United for Israel I received a beautiful Christmas message from Benjamin Netanyahu. He is a class act and all that remains of Western Civilization in the middle east.
Already the Islamist extremists are brutalizing Christians around the globe. It is not just the jewish people at risk, we all are. It is time we wake up to the truth and not the sound bites we are fed. (IMO)
Fred: Ben Carson
Skylimit: Thanks Laura, the civil unrest and war cycles which appear with regularity throughout history are turning up once again. The political powers need scapegoats and war to try and remain in power as economies turn down from debt and demographics. You have hit the nail on the head.
Buttercup: Laura, thank you for sharing. This piece was most moving. Did the Israeli artist who wrote it publish it anywhere? Or was it just a private correspondence between her and her American artist friend? Has it had any public exposure apart from this forum? It really needs to be circulated.
Buttercup: I am proud of all the people here who have courageously voiced their opinions on such a radioactive topic. As I read through each heartfelt post, a quote came to mind:
-"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." ~ Elie Wiesel
KJWayne: You can try for peace and you can turn the other cheek and sometimes YOU JUST GOT TO FIGHT!
Brenda: ...good quote Buttercup..Laura, God Bless u!..your hearts in the right place..and so are many here at C.C..we need to pay close attention to the world around us and how quickly it changes..
Aloha Alex: Would exterminating Hamas solve Israel's issue?
As long as the Jews claim they are the chosen race, the Christians claim you're going to hell unless you accept Christ, and the Muslims claim Mohamad was the last & best prophet...there can be no peace.
I don't know everything, but I know exclusivity and competition was not God's plan.
--You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
BlueyesinLevis: Alex... the biggest difference is...
Jews underwent q reformation.. they are no longer "old testament biblical" in their ways of " eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth". type of thinking.
-After the Medieval period.. and the Inquisition.... Martin Luther and his 95 thesis... the Christians have undergone a "reformation" of sorts... they are not like they once were.
-Islam.. on the other hand has NEVER undergone any type of reformation.. and a huge majority of Muslims .. are the way they are.
-See the difference?
-There are even group of US Muslims seeking to bring about a reformation of Islam.. you can google it I'm sure.... but that is rejected by the preponderance of Muslims.. many of whom embrace Sharia Law
Blue-Duck: I agree with all of you good people as no one should be treated the way Israel has been treated...so thank you Laura my friend, for bringing awareness to CC with this interesting post...
our hearts goes out to Israel and have to agree with Tlar when it comes to a cancer like Hamas...
if Israel would have kept going two or three years ago when they were going after these cowards (Hamas), the problem would have been solved due to Israel being a formidable force to be reckon with, they would have finished the job...today I don't know about the USA being the ally we once were!
Cheers to all on CC! ;)
Laura: Just catching up....Yes, I am in the "right group." And, don't mean...the banking group....(sense of humor there.)
Rebvo, only hesitiated because when brought up Shariah Law in the past... a few didn't appreciate... what I posted... wasn't about the dinar.
Unfortunately...Shariah Law...will affect your dinar...and your very lives. Shariah Law will affect the ownership of your property, every part of your life should this ever be accepted in our government...and our banking.
Some of you may find this ....interesting... .http://www.shariahfinancewatch.org/blog/category/companies/aig/
The US is the "Big Satan, and Israel, our ally..."The little Satan." Radical Islam is not going to stop with just Israel...domination over the entire world is their goal, and slowly, they are working the plan...
Though, can't stand the political world... believe...we must learn about it, as our lives, our children's lives, and our grandchildren's lives depend upon it....the future of this great nation....as it was great at one time, and it can be again.
Tlar, Ronald Reagan was THE MAN! Since you recognize his great leadership, you might enjoy listening to Mark Levin...whom is a Constitutional Lawyer that worked in the Reagan administration.
He is well versed on exactly what is happening in our country, and if we stand together....we can take back this country, as it has been "hijacked!" With your mind set wish you would run for political office. You understand the situation perfectly.
We cannot sit back, and let "someone else do the work."
The Liberals are working hard...together...to socialize this nation, to take our freedoms, and they are winning. Its not about Democrat, nor Republican as not too many of either are supporting the very Constitution ....If a part of our Constitution isn't "liked"...well, just get that "magic pen" out, and write in whatever you want.
Fred, you are correct as even the UN is against Israel, and Dr. Ben Carson is a fine man, so is Col. Allen West. Am liking what am hearing from Senator Ted Cruz.
Oldwazhisname, Israel has many Palestinian people that live in Israel among the Jews. They would rather live in Israel....whereby the Jews welcome them to live in peace with them.
Diana, you see the size of Israel, and the size of her enemies that come against "her."
Schiz, you are so right on too! Israel wants peace as even in the past gave up land to appease, and still its not enough.
Revbo, you are also correct......this hatred is not about territory, it never has been, its about the destruction of the Jewish people.
Danny, we are all infidels.....all that do not accept Allah, and convert to Islam. Like your "rambling" by the way.
Fishtard, after Mohammad left Medina.......there was no longer a peaceful Islam. The Koran will explain, and may I suggest with all due respect to everyone....please learn about Islam...Purchase a Koran, and read about what is taught. Read about what it says about the Jews, and the Christians, the infidels.
Larry, yes, the Jews first, then the Christian....Holy war against both. As that Koran clearly states.
Blue, Ronald Reagan is responsible for that "Star Wars aka Iron Dome"....Reagan was made fun of for wanting to pursue this technology. Wonderful John Kerry "Senator of Massachusetts" at the time said "the missile defense system is a cancer on our nation's defense." Gosh, that's the first time I have heard of "cancer"....saving...lives.
Thank God, Israel has it...destroying rockets fired from the Gaza strip.
Aloha Alex, we are at war as CAIR has influence in our very government.....The Trojan Horse is within our walls. There are "sleeper cells" in every state.
Issues, am also a great supporter of Israel and BiBi. If only we had leadership that loved this country as he loves his.
Skylimit......YOU.....have hit the nail on the head!
Brenda, thank you for your kind words, as believe your heart is the same. And, you are correct we must be diligent in being aware of what is going on around us.
Sweet Buttercup, this letter from the lady in Israel was shared with me by my friend whom works closely with Brigette Gabriel, and it is being shared with many members of Act For America.
With all the free time this blessing will bring some may wish to look into Act For America, and work to stop radical Islam hard at work using our democracy to bring Sharia into our government, and our land.
Blueduck, you know that I love you and Mrs. Blueduck, and so thankful you are back with us to share your insight, kindness, and wisdom. Everyone missed your quacking.
Thank you Shanny for getting him back with us. You are the only duck that I know that has been on this journey for ten years. Know that your feet must hurt.....long walk for a Blueduck!
KJ, you are right......America still has to fight....Its a shame that we have to "fight" to live in peace, and preserve freedom.
Ronald Reagan said "Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
My prayer is that each one of you here that loves your country...will work towards doing a small part in regaining what we have lost, and are losing. There will never be a greater country than the one we were blessed with.
May God Bless America, and all her allies. We ARE AMERICA!
DreamWeaver: Bless you Laura and all posters. Important thread that touched my heart.
My beloved friend who recently passed was Parisian and grew up as a child during WWII. He was of Jewish faith.
He told me many, many stories of Arab vs. Jewish mentality and that the Jews understand the Arabs, but the rest of the world (the West) does not.
His faith was not expressed in synagogues but in living life according to right action in concert with Jewish scripts. It was a phenomenal experience for me, as he connected all the dots between the past, the present, and the future as far as their conflict.
When Israel had the PLO back up against the sea in Lebabnon, when Arafat was the leader, it was America that asked Israel to back down. Israel did not want to stop. They wanted to wipe out the PLO, but out of deference for their friendship with the US, they complied.
But I've often wondered how different this world would have been if Israel could have defeated that terrorist group right then, as without the PLO the Palastians and Jews had managed to live side by side in Jerusalem in peace.
Both peoples want peace, but it is the Palastian leadership that is ripping the people from peaceful lives.
There is no doubt in my mind that if Hammas were destroyed, the Jewish people would rally to lend shelter, food, and support to the Palastian people ... because they've done it before ... and that part of the world could find a more peaceful way.
Though it may take a generation or two for the hatred to finally give way to true peace.
Anyone who wants to know the heart and mind and soul of the Israels should read about the Mossad. Israel earned my respect, support, and even my admiration a long time ago.
They never stop striving for peace ... for their right to exist ... and they are a true friend to America. Wish we could once more reciprocate in kind, but they are being more and more isolated by the current administration, which is wrong.
As someone that abhors politics, I am no expert. This is just my perception ... and opinion.
For the record .. and some will be offended maybe ... I am of the belief that all paths lead to Divinity and do not believe in holding one person more beloved by Divinity than another and pray daily that we could all just learn to respect the individual path that each of us is walking ... a path that is carrying all of us to our true home .... to our true nature ... of love. Blessings. ~ DW
Blueduck: Don't know if anyone seen this article yet!
VICTORY! Israel Just Announced They Killed The Top Hamas Commander
by Top Right News on July 26, 2014 in BREAKING
This is a very big deal.
From INN and FoxNews:
Israel Defense Forces announced Friday that they have successfully eliminated a vital threat from Hamas, killing many Hamas commanders and one top military leader in ground clashes today.
Israeli ground troops fought Hamas terrorists, hitting a Hamas military command post, as Gaza continued to fire rockets at Israel.
Israel National News gave the names of the terrorists killed:
Salah Abu Hassanein – top military leader and propaganda minister for Islamic Jihad;
Hafez Mohammad Hamad – top terror commander for Islamic Jihad in the Beit Hanoun (northern Gaza) area who is directly responsible for the rocket fire on Sderot during escalation leading up to Operation Protective Edge;
Hussein Abd al-Qader Muheisin – top terror commander for Islamic Jihad in Sheijaya;
Akram Sha’ar – top terror commander for Islamic Jihad in Khan Younis, who is directly responsible for both rocket fire and terror attacks in Israel;
Mahmoud Ziada – top terror commander for Islamic Jihad in Jabaliya, responsible for upgrading Islamic Jihad’s arsenal and directing fighting against Israel during Operation Protective Edge;
Osama al-Haya – terror leader for Hamas in Sheijaya, whose son is in Hamas’s ‘political wing’;
Muhammad Shaaban – a senior commander of Hamas’s naval forces;
Ahmad Sahmoud – Hamas commander in Khan Younis;
Abdallah Alah’ras – commander in the Hamas’s “military wing,” the Al-Qassam Brigades.