Another 100 Million MIGRANTS!

•September 26, 2022 • Leave a Comment

The WEF (World Economic Forum) plan to REMAKE Mexico, US and Canada’s borders EXPOSED! | Redacted with Clayton Morris

Lara Logan is an international award investigative journalist, one who has described Dr Fauci as Josef Mengele, the notorious Nazi doctor known as the “Angel of Death.”

Does the United Nations have a plan to flood the United States with immigrants to erase borders and create a North American super power? It sure feels like it and that is what journalist Lara Logan says is happening, according to her high level source.

Would another 100 Million MIGRANTS from the Global South flood the United States?

Could Lara Logan have the source of a Global agenda to flood the United States with another 100 Million migrants? Such a potential flashpoint could be realised and exploded from the land of the South, or the “forest of the South?” And from the Global South a fire could spread rapidly to the North?

Areas claimed by the Spanish and Portuguese empires in 1790

Wikipedia says Latin America has a Population of 656,098,097 (2021 estimates), so another 100 million is just a small portion! (~15%)

Ezekiel 20:45 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

46 “Son of man, set thy face toward the South, and drop thy word toward the South, and prophesy against the forest of the Southland.

47 And say to the forest of the South: ‘Hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee and every dry tree. The flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the South to the North shall be burned (repeating here “all faces from the South to the North shall be burned” for emphasis) therein.

48 And all flesh shall see that I, the Lord, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched.’”

49 Then said I, “Ah, Lord God! They say of me, ‘Doth he not speak parables?’”

Ezekiel 21:1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

2 “Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

3 and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My Sword out of his sheath and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My Sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the South to the North,

5 that all flesh may know that I, the Lord, have drawn forth My Sword out of his sheath. It shall not return any more.’

Mexican 400-strong children’s choir stand on the US border singing

What did the British loot in Beijing?

•September 25, 2022 • Leave a Comment

What did the British and French loot from the Old Summer Palace in Beijing?

In October 1860, Anglo-French forces are estimated to have looted 1.5 million priceless treasures from the Old Summer Palace, Yuanmingyuan, in Beijing, after which, to inflict a lasting pain, they then burnt the heavenly complex to the ground.

“Because thou hast despoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee” Habakkuk

The Old Summer Palace, destroyed by British and French forces in 1860, lay in ruin

This act has been described as the greatest act of cultural vandalism in modern history – and is likely one of the largest mass-scale thefts too.

In this documentary we will explore why and how the Old Summer Palace was sacked, and will inspect some of the items that were looted.

To bring the history to life, we will utilise old photographs, drawings and maps, and will inspect up close some of the looted objects.

What did the British loot from the Old Summer Palace in Beijing?

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The Yuanmingyuan, or Old Summer Palace, in Beijing was once known as the “Garden of All Gardens” as it brought oriental gardens and Eastern and Western architecture together.

French and British troops burned it to the ground in 1860 during the Second Opium War, but thanks to modern technology, we can now explore it in its original glory. Check out this video and have a look at the wisdom and aesthetics of the old Chinese architecture.

Explore the original glory of China’s Old Summer Palace with CGTN

“I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel,” Hosea 6:10

“Because thou hast despoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee, because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein,” Habakkuk 2:8

“In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate, that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished” Ezekiel 6:6

Nuclear war is possible

•September 24, 2022 • 1 Comment

Nuclear war is possible – US commander

RT ~ September 22, 2022

For the first time since the Cold War, conflict with a nuclear-armed peer is “no longer theoretical,” Admiral Charles Richard said

Is World War III Inevitable?

Navy Admiral Charles Richard, commander of US Strategic Command, declared on Wednesday that for the first time since the end of the Cold War, the US faces the possibility of nuclear war with a peer-level opponent.

Speaking at an Air Force-organized conference in Maryland, Richard claimed that the US would have to prepare to escalate quickly against possible opponents, and to protect its homeland.

“All of us in this room are back in the business of contemplating…direct armed conflict with a nuclear-capable peer,” he said, according to a Pentagon summary of his comments. “We have not had to do that in over 30 years.”

“Russia and China can escalate to any level of violence that they choose in any domain with any instrument of power worldwide,” he continued. “We just haven’t faced competitors and opponents like that in a long time.”

In the eyes of Moscow, the US is currently locked in a proxy conflict with Russia in Ukraine, and has steadily escalated its commitment of weapons, intelligence and financial assistance to Kiev since Russian troops entered Ukraine in February. 

Russia’s current nuclear doctrine allows for the use of nuclear weapons in the event of a first nuclear strike on its territory or infrastructure, or if the existence of the Russian state is threatened by either nuclear or conventional weapons. American doctrine allows for a nuclear first strike in “extreme circumstances to defend the vital interests of the United States or its allies and partners.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated this position on Wednesday, declaring that the Kremlin would “without a doubt use all available means to protect Russia and our people,” should Russian territory be threatened. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also warned that the US was “teetering on the brink” of becoming a direct party in the Ukraine conflict, with Washington risking “a direct collision between nuclear powers.” 

Similar warnings have come from within the US too, most notably from former President Donald Trump, who declared on Wednesday that the conflict, which he said “should have never happened,” could “end up being World War III.”

A DEVASTATING message for ALL

•September 24, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Putin has a DEVASTATING message for Germany and the EU | Redacted with Clayton Morris

The Express ‘Dust off the nuclear plans’ Horror warning to UK as Putin threatens armageddon ~ August 23, 2022

Germany’s economy continues to collapse due to its NATO conflict with Russia. Was this the plan all along? Newly leaked documents seem to suggest that the West wanted to drag Germany into an economic and military conflict with Russia all along in order to weaken the rest of Europe.

This from leaked Rand documents produced for the White House, the CIA, the NSA and the Democratic National Party. Um…WHAT!? You can read the full report thanks to journalist John Mark Dugan.

He published the report here: Rand Research Report ~ January 25, 2022 (Confidential)

From a commentator in Germany:

I live in Germany, and I have to agree with you. Our government seems to have other priorities than its people. Rent and energy costs are exploding, people are getting rid of insurances they can’t pay for, big companies are going bankrupt. Trucks soon won’t be able to transport goods any more, because of gas prices. That will have a devestating effect on goods and services in general. Public pools, wellness hotels and saunas might have to close etc. It feels like we are in a war even though we aren’t really. The only politician speaking out about the stupidity of our government is supposed to be banned from her party and from office in general. Same reasoning as during the pandemic. This is all totally unnecessary and will result in a huge catastrophe if it isn’t stopped instantly. I don’t understand why our government is doing this to us. Our foreign minister even said she is loyal to the Ukranians no matter what her German voters think. Imagine that???!!!???

And from the Scriptures

“Therefore as I live, saith the Lord God, surely because thou hast defiled My sanctuary with all thy detestable things and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall Mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.

“A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee; and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.” Ezekiel 5:11-12

Migrant Arrests Top 2 Million!

•September 23, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Migrant Arrests Top 2 Million For The First Time Ever After Kamala Declares ‘Border Secure’

ZeroHedge by Tyler Durden ~ September 20, 2022

Just one week after VP Kamala Harris declared that the southern US border is “secure,” the number of illegal migrants arrested topped 2 million in just 11 months – an all-time record.

According to the latest figures from US Customs and Border Protection, 203,598 migrants were detained in August, putting the total number of illegals arrested at 2.3 million for the 2022 fiscal year which ends Sept. 30.

And those are just the ones who were caught.

The historic migration wave this year has been driven by soaring numbers of border-crossers from outside Mexico and Central America, the two largest traditional sources of illegal entries. Migrants from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba accounted for more than one-third of those taken into custody along the southern border last month, according to Customs and Border Protection, a 175 percent increase over August 2021. -WaPo

“Failing communist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba are driving a new wave of migration across the Western Hemisphere, including the recent increase in encounters at the southwest U.S. border,” said CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus, in a politically charged statement. “Those fleeing repressive regimes pose significant challenges for processing and removal.”

If only some type of barrier, or ‘wall’ could be erected to stop massive illegal inflows of migrants?

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DHS Intel Report Indicates Venezuela Emptying Prisons, Sending Violent Criminals To US Border

ZeroHedge by Tyler Durden ~ September 20, 2022

Since President Biden assumed office nearly two years ago, his ‘open border’ policies have allowed 4.9 million illegal aliens, or about the entire population of Ireland, to cross into the US. 

America is facing a historic crisis at its southern border. White House officials could care less and have welcomed illegals (though not welcomed in white liberal elite towns, such as Martha’s Vineyard). 

US Border Czar, Vice President Kamala Harris, has yet to visit the border while Democrats downplay the invasion of illegals. 

The endless flow of illegal aliens has concerned the Department of Homeland Security detailed in an intelligence report received by the Border Patrol (obtained by Breitbart), which specifies the Venezuelan government, under the leadership of Nicolas Maduro, is releasing violent criminals from jail and embedding them within migrant caravans headed to the US-Mexico border. 

Here’s more from Breitbart’s story, citing the intelligence report:

The intelligence report warns agents the freed prisoners have been seen within migrant caravans traveling from Tapachula, Mexico toward the U.S.-Mexico border as recently as July. The source, not authorized to speak to the media, told Breitbart Texas the move is reminiscent of a similar action taken by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro during the Mariel boat lift in the 1980s.

The report does not state whether the released prison inmates were traveling as a cohesive group but does state it was commonly shared knowledge among migrants traveling to the United States within a caravan in July that many of the Venezuelan migrants in the group were convicts and included hardened criminals.

The report does not specify that the release of the convicts — understanding they would head to the United States — could be a purposeful geopolitical move specifically intended to impact US national security. Another information gap cited in the report acknowledges the unknown role the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN), Venezuela’s equivalent to the CIA, may have played in the deliberate releases.

The source says the task of identifying Venezuelans who have criminal records in their home country is nearly impossible. Of the thousands of Venezuelan migrants surrendering along the U.S.-Mexico border daily, most, according to the source, are being released into the United States. Without effective diplomatic relations with Venezuela, the source says access to criminal databases in that country simply does not exist.

The source says it is unknown how many have already been released into the interior of the United States to pursue asylum.

Most of these migrants come from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Venezuela, but growing numbers now come from all over the world. Many of these illegals cross the border with little skills and almost no personal wealth to better the US but act as a massive burden. 

“And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up; and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him” Jeremiah 50:32

“In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate, that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished” Ezekiel 6:6

Martha’s Vineyard in Chaos

•September 22, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Martha’s Vineyard in chaos after DeSantis ships migrants to liberal enclave

New York Post by Olivia Land and Bruce Golding ~ September 15, 2022

Le Monde Migrants flown to posh Martha’s Vineyard file suit against Florida governor ~ September 21, 2022

The class action suit, filed in Massachusetts by immigrant rights group Alianza Americas and three unnamed Venezuelans representing the whole group, said the migrants had been lured from Texas shelters on to a chartered flight with false promises of jobs and assistance, as well as $10 McDonalds gift vouchers.

Earlier, the posh liberal enclave of Martha’s Vineyard has been thrown into chaos by the arrival of two planeloads of migrants sent there by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, according to local reports.

Roughly 50 migrants were flown to the famed Massachusetts island — constituting what the local tourism board called a “humanitarian crisis’’ Thursday.

Immigrants gather with their belongings outside St Andrews Episcopal Church on September 14, 2022, in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on Martha’s Vineyard

“This is an ongoing situation,’’ wrote a county emergency-management rep in a statement, noting that local authorities “are actively collaborating to develop a coordinated regional response.

“We have reached out to our State and Federal partners for additional and long term support and assistance.’’

Some local pols learned  about the new arrivals during a Wednesday night meeting of the West Tisbury Select Board — with Town Administrator Jennifer Rand saying she’d been receiving “furious texts” from residents, the MV Times reported.

“I’m a little unclear about the situation, as is everybody, because everybody is scrambling a bit,” Rand said.

Rand said the migrants were headed to the St. Andrews Church in Edgartown and might be given short-term housing at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s “Ag Hall.”

But that won’t work for long because it doesn’t have beds or showers, she said, adding that feeding the migrants could be difficult, too, because the Martha’s Vineyard Red Cross was “not participating” in the official response.

Martha’s Vineyard has long been a favored vacation spot for left-leaning celebrities and Democratic pols including former President Barack Obama, who owns an $11.75 million estate where he celebrated his 60th birthday with a blow-out party last year.

But former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News that “I doubt they’ll embrace” the migrants on Martha’s Vineyard.

“You know, these are all sanctuary cities until they’re in their sanctuary,” he said Wednesday night on “Jesse Watters Primetime.”

Online responses to the reports about the migrant arrivals included outrage from readers, including one who said, “Any blame lays at the feet of President Biden.

“Thousands of people pour into the country daily and the federal government refuses to set any policy whatsoever other than the door is wide open,” wrote Fred from Edgartown.

Tucker Carlson: This will destroy the US over time

Could Tucker Carlson be right this time? That such potential flashpoint be realised and explodes from the land of the South, or the “forest of the South?” And from the South a fire could spread to the North?

Ezekiel 20:45 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

46 “Son of man, set thy face toward the South, and drop thy word toward the South, and prophesy against the forest of the Southland.

47 And say to the forest of the South: ‘Hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee and every dry tree. The flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the South to the North shall be burned (repeating here “all faces from the South to the North shall be burned” for emphasis) therein.

48 And all flesh shall see that I, the Lord, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched.’”

49 Then said I, “Ah, Lord God! They say of me, ‘Doth he not speak parables?’”

Ezekiel 21:1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

2 “Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

3 and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My Sword out of his sheath and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My Sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the South to the North,

5 that all flesh may know that I, the Lord, have drawn forth My Sword out of his sheath. It shall not return any more.’

HIMARS is the Game-changer!

•September 21, 2022 • Leave a Comment

‘The Russians have nothing equivalent’: How HIMARS help Ukraine

Aljazeera by John Psaropoulos ~ July 26, 2022

HIMARS: The Rocket Weapon Creating Chaos For Russia In Ukraine ~ September 3, 2022

The M142 HIMARS, the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems supplied to Ukraine by the United States, have become a symbol of Russian vulnerability.

In the occupied southern Kherson oblast, posters appeared in July featuring a picture of a HIMARS system and words threatening retribution on the Russians for “looting, killing, rape, destruction.”

Now, the Eastern European countries most worried about a future Russian attack are arming themselves.

Poland and the Baltic States have drawn the lesson that they are among the most effective weapons in stopping the Russian advance in Ukraine, and are ordering hundreds of launch systems at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Polish defence minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced on May 26 that he had requested 500 HIMARS launchers plus ammunition – an enormous number which he said would involve extensive co-production.

Estonia would buy six launchers and ammunition worth $500m, the US Department of State said on July 15. Latvia made public its request for $300m in launchers and rockets a week later. And Lithuania is expected to follow suit.

“The agreement to unblock Odesa would have been impossible without HIMARS. It’s now very clear that the war will end earlier if we arm Ukraine faster,” Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on July 22, referring to Russia’s agreement to allow Ukrainian grain shipments through the Black Sea.

“The Baltics will become a single theatre of war for Russia,” said Estonian defence minister Kusti Salm, explaining the regional coordination on defence procurements.

Latvia and Estonia have talked about acquiring the latest, 300km ATACMs (Army Tactical Missiles) for their launchers. From the Estonian border, these would easily be able to strike St Petersburg.

HIMARS, a Game-Changer: a Weapon the Russian has no equivalent

From Latvia, they would be able to hit halfway to Moscow, impeding any invasion force long before it reached the border.

From the Polish and Lithuanian borders, they could strike almost anywhere on the territory of Belarus, Moscow’s only regional ally, whose territory was used as a marshalling ground to attack Kiyv.

“We will force our enemy to hike the price of aggression. If they know we can destroy certain kinds of targets, they will have to start looking for alternative solutions. However, those are notably more expensive.

Attacking Estonia, Baltic countries and NATO will become a lot more complicated and expensive for the enemy,” said Salm.

The United States’s armed forces are to bring an even more advanced HIMARS-launched rocket, the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM), with a 500km (310-mile) range, into the field next year. Should that be supplied to regional allies, they would be able to hit in the vicinity of Moscow.

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China’s Version of HIMARS Could Be ‘Game Changer’ if Beijing Attacks Taiwan

Newsweek by Zoe Strozewski ~ May 8, 2022

Along-range Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) that has been described as China’s version of the HIMARS could be a “game changer” in a potential direct conflict with Taiwan, according to one expert.

Lyle Goldstein, the director of Asia Engagement at the Defense Priorities think tank, shared pictures from the Chinese television channel CCTV-7 on Twitter Friday that he said showed the MLRS being fired in the Taiwan Strait on August 4.

A Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) being described as China’s version of the HIMARS

“They might not look as impressive as the missiles shot over Taiwan, but these systems could be the game changer,” he wrote, referencing China’s ongoing military drills around Taiwan in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial visit to the island this week. “This is economical firepower and implies thousands of strikes per day, ranging the whole island.”

When asked whether he agreed that the Chinese MLRS could be its version of HIMARS, Goldstein told Newsweek that he did, saying that he believes the systems are very similar, but it can depend on the accuracy of each.

“And part of the reason it’s so accurate is, I think, the intelligence,” Goldstein said. “In other words, all of the thinking that goes into where they want to put it has been excellent.”

He added that he believes Chinese weapons would also be supported by a “huge intelligence system” and see success similar to what HIMARS have seen. China’s MLRS would probably have “comparable accuracy” to U.S. HIMARS as well, Goldstein added, noting that versions of the Weishi systems are guided.

A Royal Gift or a ‘Stolen’ Gem?

•September 20, 2022 • Leave a Comment

The World’s Largest 500 carat Clear-Cut Diamond Is Mounted on the Queen’s Scepter. Now South Africa Wants It Back.

“Because thou hast despoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee” Habakkuk

Yahoo News by Rachel Cormack ~ September 17, 2022 // CNN ~ September 16, 2022

The death of Queen Elizabeth II last week has raised questions regarding the ownership of the world’s largest known clear-cut diamond.

A royal gift or a ‘stolen’ diamond? The Cullinan I weight: 530.2 carats.
The stolen diamond has an estimated worth of over $400 million now!

A royal gift or a ‘stolen’ diamond?

The Great Star of Africa, otherwise known as Cullinan I, is currently mounted on the late sovereign’s royal scepter but originally hails from South Africa. The 530-carat diamond was presented to King Edward VII in 1907, two years after it was discovered in a private mine in Cullinan. Many South Africans view Britain’s acquisition of the jewel as illegitimate and are calling for the British royal family to return it to the country, as reported by CNN.

“The Cullinan Diamond must be returned to South Africa with immediate effect,” activist Thanduxolo Sabelo told local media. “The minerals of our country and other countries continue to benefit Britain at the expense of our people.”

A miner with the Cullinan Diamond shortly after it was “discovered.”

According to the Royal Collection Trust, the original gem was the size of a human heart and weighed around 3,106 carats. It was sent to Asscher of Amsterdam in 1908 and cut into nine large stones and 96 smaller pieces. According to the Royal Asscher, the largest of the stones was purchased by South Africa’s Transvaal government while it was under British rule and presented to King Edward VII as a birthday gift. It was subsequently set in the king’s scepter. The second largest cut stone, known as the Smaller Star of Africa, was mounted in the Imperial Crown.

Britain stole $45 trillion from India

“Because thou hast despoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee, because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein,” Habakkuk 2:8

Prelude To World War III?

•September 19, 2022 • Leave a Comment

“Prologue To Third World War”: Kremlin Reacts To Security Guarantees For Ukraine

ZeroHedge by Tyler Durden ~ September 14, 2022 // RT ~ September 13, 2022

UPDATE: Putin Announces Mobilization: West To “Destroy” Russia ~ September 21, 2022

Ukraine wants a ‘NATO-esque’ bloc which can be called upon to immediately defend borders with Russia, which was proposed by a working group established by President Volodymyr Zelensky. Crucially it would include the United States and other NATO allies providing Ukraine with “security guarantees.”  Kiev officials stressed in unveiling the plan Tuesday that it’s not meant as a replacement for NATO, but as a legally binding alliance to be in place while Ukraine eventually pursues full NATO membership, as Newsweek describes of the proposal

The Kyiv Security Compact (KSC)—proposed by Andriy Yermak, the head of Zelensky’s office, and former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen—would also establish a “multi-decade” plan of investment, military training, and intelligence sharing to bolster Ukraine’s defensive capabilities as the country pursues full NATO membership.

The Kremlin’s reaction has been swift and fierce, with Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev warning that it is “really a prologue to the Third World War” if it gets enacted. He described that nuclear holocaust would be the end result.

Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev, “The land will be on fire and the concrete will melt.”

According to a translation of Medvedev’s reaction in state media, which had been posted in a statement to Telegram, he blamed “dull idiots” from “stupid think tanks” for concocting such a “hysterical appeal.” Medvedev wrote:

“And then the Western nations will not be able to sit in their clean homes, laughing at how they carefully weaken Russia by proxy. Everything will be on fire around them. Their people will harvest their grief in full. The land will be on fire and the concrete will melt.

“Yet still the narrow-minded politicians and their stupid think tanks, thoughtfully twirling a glass of wine in their hands, talk about how they can deal with us without entering into a direct war. Dull idiots with a classical education.”

He said that already the conflict in Ukraine is sliding into unknown, unpredictable territory of escalation due to the West’s “unrestrained pumping of the Kiev regime with the most dangerous types of weapons.” 

“And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up; and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him” Jeremiah 50:32

“In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate, that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished” Ezekiel 6:6

“The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again” Isaiah 24:20

In another troubling spot: During a ‘60 Minutes’ CBS News interview aired Sunday night, Biden was asked if the US would “defend the island” in a potential conflict between Beijing and Taiwan, including through the use of military force. “Yes, if in fact there was an unprecedented attack,” Biden replied.

The mysterious Gang of Eight? 

•September 18, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Is the US preparing for a nuclear strike from Russia?

Redacted with Clayton Morris ~ September 15, 2022

Higher ups in the US government are meeting about something but we’re not sure what. Meanwhile, allies of President Putin are dropping like flies under mysterious circumstances and US weapons makers are chummier than ever with Ukraine.

Putin is hiding something BIG and the West knows it | Redacted with Clayton Morris

Is World WAR III brewing on the Horizon?

Why are the mysterious Gang of Eight meeting in secret?

Why are the Gang of Eight House of Intelligence Committee meeting in secret?

What is the Gang of Eight anyway?

From Wikipedia

The Gang of Eight is a colloquial term for a set of eight leaders within the United States Congress who are briefed on classified intelligence matters by the executive branch. Specifically, the Gang of Eight includes the leaders of each of the two parties from both the Senate and House of Representatives, and the chairs and ranking minority members of both the Senate Committee and House Committee for intelligence as set forth by 50 U.S.C. § 3093(c)(2).

‘Gang of Eight’ 9 years ago

Under normal conditions, the President of the United States is required by Title 50 U.S.C. § 3091(a)(1) to “ensure that the congressional intelligence committees are kept fully and currently informed of the intelligence activities of the United States, including any significant anticipated intelligence activity as required by [the] title.” However, under “extraordinary circumstances”, when the President thinks “it is essential to limit access” to information about a covert action, 50 U.S.C. § 3093(c)(2) allows the President to limit reporting.

“And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up; and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him” Jeremiah 50:32

“In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate, that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished” Ezekiel 6:6

“The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again” Isaiah 24:20

US No Longer be a Superpower

•September 17, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Poll: Half of Americans Think US Will No Longer be a Global Superpower Within Ten Years

Information Liberation by Chris Menahan ~ bSeptember 13, 2022

Half of Americans Think US Will No Longer be a Global Superpower by 2032

A new YouGov/Economist poll asking Americans about the likelihood of various “dire political scenarios” found that half the country think that within ten years the US will no longer be a global superpower and there will be a “total economic collapse.”

From YouGov:

Among 15 potential future scenarios involving instability or political violence, the one that most Americans consider likely in the next decade is that the US ceases to be a global superpower (50% say this), followed by a total collapse of the US economy (47%). Each of the 15 dire scenarios is considered somewhat or very likely in the next decade by at least 20% of Americans.

[…] 37% of Americans say [a civil war] is at least somewhat likely to occur.

Many in the US believe Russia was and some still believe it is the main threat of their kingdom. Others, like John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, give incredible speeches around the world saying China is the main enemy. And Mearsheimer emphasizes the United States are protected by fish to the left and fish to the right, but he foolishly negate to address America’s broken border in the South; and that the Scriptures say that House of Israel’s main “enemy” comes from the South:

And let’s have a look at some Scriptures:

Ezekiel 20:45 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

46 “Son of man, set thy face toward the South, and drop thy word toward the South, and prophesy against the forest of the Southland.

47 And say to the forest of the South: ‘Hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, (repeat here for emphasis “I will kindle a fire in thee”) and it shall devour every green tree in thee and every dry tree. The flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the South to the North shall be burned therein.

48 And all flesh shall see that I, the Lord, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched.’”

49 Then said I, “Ah, Lord God! They say of me, ‘Doth he not speak parables?’”

Ezekiel 21:1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

2 “Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

3 and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My Sword out of his sheath and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My Sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the South to the North,

5 that all flesh may know that I, the Lord, have drawn forth My Sword out of his sheath. It shall not return any more.’

The Scriptures above are shrouded in cryptic languages and so the Qs are: how would such scenarios be played out? The current Russia/Ukraine and China/Taiwan arises are just two major distractions, but more importantly, who are these enemies the Prophet Ezekiel identifies coming from the SOUTH, and how would God says He will kindle a fire and “all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee?”

For the Scriptures had said:

“Because thou hast despoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee,” Habakkuk 2:8

The Gyanvapi Mosque Flashpoint

•September 16, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Gyanvapi masjid: India dispute could become another religious flashpoint

Yahoo News by Shilpa Jamkhandikar / Reuters ~ September 12, 2022

MUMBAI (Reuters) – An Indian court has allowed a civil suit to proceed that challenges the title of a centuries-old mosque in Uttar Pradesh, Gyanvapi mosque, and the land surrounding it.

Gyanvapi masjid: India’s Hindu/Muslim dispute could become a major flashpoint

On Monday, the Varanasi district and sessions court dismissed the challenge by the mosque’s management after five Hindu women filed petitions last year seeking the right to worship on the outer wall of the mosque complex.

The women claimed in their petitions that the mosque premises was once a Hindu temple which was demolished by Mughal emperor Aurangazeb and subsequently a mosque was built on the land.

The dismissal of the challenge by the mosque committee implies that the civil suits will be heard in detail and an examination of evidence will follow.

The mosque is located next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in the city of Varanasi, regarded as a holy city by Hindus, and is also the constituency from where the country’s Hindu nationalist prime minister was elected.

In May, a portion of the mosque, a water tank where Muslims perform the wuzu or ritual of ablution before offering prayers, was ordered to be sealed off.

Contesting the claims of the Hindu side, the Muslims alleged that the mosque was built on Waqf (mosque) premises.

In July, the Supreme Court said that before intervening in the matter, it would wait for the Varanasi district court’s decision on the mosque committee’s challenge to the civil suits.

The mosque has emerged as the latest Hindu-Muslim flashpoint in which Hindu hardliners claim some mosques have been built over demolished Hindu temples in the country.

Ahead of the Varanasi court’s order on Monday, security was tightened and prohibitory orders were imposed around the mosque area to prevent any unrest.

Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest living Hindu cities

“Alert has been sounded in all sensitive areas ahead of the court’s verdict in the Gyanvapi matter. Patrolling is going on to ensure peace. Religious heads have issued statements asking for peace to be maintained,” Prashant Kumar, additional director general of police (law and order) was quoted as saying by The Hindustan Times.

The Gyanvapi mosque dispute has raised concerns that there will be a repeat of the decades-long Ayodhya legal dispute.

In 1992, a Hindu temple was built at a site of a 16th century mosque demolished by Hindu crowds, triggering religious riots in which about 2,000 people, most of them Muslims, were killed across the country.

In 2019, in a major win for the Narendra Modi administration, the Supreme Court allowed the federal government to construct a Hindu temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya where the Babri Masjid, an historic mosque, was demolished in 1992.

The Babri flashpoint in 1992 when a Hindu mob destroyed a mosque at the site

Is Taj Mahal Sitting on a Hindu Temple?

Could such a potential flashpoint be realised and explodes from the “forest of the South?” And from the South it could spread to the North?

Ezekiel 20:45 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

46 “Son of man, set thy face toward the South, and drop thy word toward the South, and prophesy against the forest of the Southland.

47 And say to the forest of the South: ‘Hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee and every dry tree. The flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the South to the North shall be burned (repeating here “all faces from the South to the North shall be burned” for emphasis) therein.

48 And all flesh shall see that I, the Lord, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched.’”

49 Then said I, “Ah, Lord God! They say of me, ‘Doth he not speak parables?’”

Ezekiel 21:1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

2 “Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

3 and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My Sword out of his sheath and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My Sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the South to the North,

5 that all flesh may know that I, the Lord, have drawn forth My Sword out of his sheath. It shall not return any more.’

The Eight-Nation Alliance of 1900

•September 15, 2022 • Leave a Comment

The Eight-Nation Alliance was a multinational military coalition that invaded northern China in 1900 with the stated aim of relieving the foreign legations in Beijing, then besieged by the popular Boxer militia, who were determined to remove foreign imperialism in China. In the process the Alliance fought and defeated the Qing and Boxers and then looted much of China’s palaces and other treasures.

Now with the Queen’s death, it has been reported that the Windsor family or the British Royalty has amassed a total of $25 trillion in their estates. How much of these were robed or stolen when Britannia rules the waves? (for more, see King Luxury)

India had documented that Britain had robbed or stolen $45 trillion during her almost 200 years of rule from 1765 to 1938. Economist Utsa Patnaik: Between 1765 and 1938, the drain amounted to £9.2 trillion (equal to $45 trillion), but China has yet to evaluate a similar project to put a looted sum for all stolen. But it doesn’t matter, the Sovereign of Heaven sees all these and says:

“Because thou hast despoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee” Habakkuk

From Wikipedia

The Eight-Nation Alliance of 1900 Against China

The Eight-Nation Alliance was a multinational military coalition that invaded northern China in 1900 with the stated aim of relieving the foreign legations in Beijing, then besieged by the popular Boxer militia, who were determined to remove foreign imperialism in China. The Allied forces consisted of about 45,000 troops from the eight nations of Germany, Japan, Russia, Britain, France, the United States, Italy, and Austria-Hungary. Neither the Chinese nor the foreign allies issued a formal declaration of war.

No treaty or formal agreement bound the Alliance together. Some western historians define the first phase of hostilities, starting in August 1900, as “more or less a civil war,” though the Battle of the Taku Forts in June pushed the Qing government to support the Boxers. With the success of the invasion, the later stages developed into a punitive expedition, which pillaged Beijing and North China for more than a year. The fighting ended in 1901 with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.

Gun blazing, Eight-nations soldiers displayed their prowess during the Boxer Rebellion

Background

The Boxers, a peasant movement, had attacked and killed foreign missionaries, nationals and Chinese Christians across northern China in 1899 and 1900. The Qing government and the Imperial Army supported the Boxers and, under the Manchu general Ronglu, besieged foreign diplomats and civilians taking refuge in the Legation Quarter in Beijing.

The diplomatic compound was under siege by the Wuwei Rear Division of the Chinese Army and some Boxers (Yihetuan), for 55 days, from 20 June to 14 August 1900. A total of 473 foreign civilians, 409 soldiers from eight countries, and about 3,000 Chinese Christians took refuge in the Legation Quarter.

Under the command of the British minister to China, Claude Maxwell MacDonald, the legation staff and security personnel defended the compound with small arms and one old muzzle-loaded cannon discovered and unearthed by Chinese Christians, who turned it over to the Allies. It was nicknamed the International Gun because the barrel was British, the carriage Italian, the shells Russian and the crew American.

Also under siege in Beijing was the North Cathedral, the Beitang of the Catholic Church. The Beitang was defended by 43 French and Italian soldiers, 33 foreign Catholic priests and nuns, and about 3,200 Chinese Catholics. The defenders suffered heavy casualties from lack of food and Chinese mines that exploded in tunnels dug beneath the compound.

On 14 August 1900, the allies marched to Beijing from Tianjin to relieve the Legation Quarter siege.

Depicting Ceremony in the Forbidden Palace, Peking, after the signing of the Treaty

Military Engagement, Punitive Expeditions and Looting

The allied troops invaded and occupied Beijing on 14 August 1900. They defeated the Qing Imperial Army’s Wuwei Corps in several engagements and quickly brought an end to the siege and also the Boxer Rebellion. Empress Dowager Cixi, the Emperor and high government officials fled the Imperial Palace for Xi’an and sent Li Hongzhang for peace talks with the Alliance.

As Allied troops moved from Beijing into the North China countryside, they executed unknown numbers of people accused or suspected of being or resembling Boxer rebels, which became the subject of an early short film. A US Marine wrote that he witnessed German and Russian troops raping and then bayoneting women. While the Allies were in Beijing, they looted the palaces, yamens, and government buildings inflicting incalculable loss of cultural relics, books on literature and history (including the famous Yongle Dadian) and damage to cultural heritage (including the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Xishan and the Old Summer Palace).

More than 3,000 gold-plated bronze Buddhas, 1,400 artistic products and 4,300 bronzes in Songzhu Temple (嵩祝寺) were looted. The gold plating on the copper tanks in front of the Forbidden City palaces was scraped off by the Alliance, leaving scratch marks that can be seen even now. The Yongle Dadian that was compiled by 2,100 scholars during the Ming Yongle period (1403–1408), with a total of 22,870 volumes, was partially destroyed in the Second Opium War in 1860. Later, it was collected in the Imperial Palace on Nanchizi Street. It was found and destroyed completely by the Alliance in 1900. Part of the Yongle Dadian was used for the construction of fortifications.

The Siku Quanshu was compiled by 360 scholars during the Qing Qianlong period. It collected 3,461 ancient books, totaling 79,309 volumes. The whole book consisted of seven sets. One set was destroyed in 1860 during the Arrow War. Another 10,000 plus volumes were destroyed in 1900 by the Eight-Nation Alliance. The Hanlin Academy houses a collection of precious books, orphans, books of the Song dynasty, literature and history materials, and precious paintings. The Eight-Nation Alliance looted the collections. Some of these looted books remain in the custody of museums in London and Paris.

“Because thou hast despoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee” Habakkuk

Member nations

1. Austria-Hungary

Austria-Hungary had a single cruiser, SMS Zenta, on station at the beginning of the rebellion, based at the Russian concession of Port Arthur. Detachments of sailors from the Zenta were the only Austro-Hungarian forces to see action. Some were involved in defending the legations under siege, and another detachment was involved in the rescue attempts.

In June, the Austro-Hungarians helped hold the Tianjin railway against Boxer forces and fired upon several armed junks on the Hai River near Tong-Tcheou in Peking. They took part in the seizure of the Taku Forts commanding the approaches to Tianjin, and the boarding and capture of four Chinese destroyers by Capt. Roger Keyes of HMS Fame.

The Austro-Hungarian Navy sent the cruisers SMS Kaiserin und Königin Maria Theresia, SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth, SMS Aspern and a company of marines to China. Arriving in September they were too late since most of the fighting had ended and the legations had been relieved. The cruisers and the Zenta were involved in the shelling and capture of several Chinese forts. The Austro-Hungarians suffered minimal casualties during the rebellion.

After the Boxer Uprising, a cruiser was maintained permanently on the Chinese coast and a detachment of marines was deployed at the Austro-Hungarian embassy in Peking (now Beijing). Lieutenant Georg Ludwig von Trapp, made famous in the 1959 musical The Sound of Music, was decorated for bravery aboard SMS Kaiserin und Königin Maria Theresia during the rebellion.

2. United Kingdom

At the outset of the Boxer Rebellion, Britain was engaged in the Second Boer War in South Africa. Consequently, with the army tied down by the war, the British had to rely on the China Squadron and troops largely from India. The Royal Navy’s China Squadron, stationed off Tientsin, consisted of the battleships Barfleur and Centurion, the cruisers Alacrity, Algerine, Aurora, Endymion, and Orlando, and the destroyers Whiting and Fame.

British forces were the third-largest contingent in the alliance and consisted of the following units: Naval Brigade, 12th Battery Royal Field Artillery, Hong Kong & Singapore Artillery, 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Bengal Lancers, 7th Rajput Infantry, 24th Punjab Infantry, 1st Sikh Infantry, Hong Kong Regiment, 1st Chinese Regiment, Royal Engineers, and other support personnel.

Australian colonies

The Australian colonies did not become a unified federation until 1901. As such, several of the colonies, independently of each other, sent contingents of naval and army personnel to support the British contingent. For example, South Australia sent its entire navy: the gunboat HMCS Protector. Australia was not an official member of the eight-nation alliance and its forces arrived too late to see significant action.

India

Britain provided 10,000 troops, many of whom were Indian troops, made out of units of Baluchis, Sikhs, Gurkhas, Rajputs and Punjabis.

Indian troops under Britiah Command during the Boxer Rebellion

3. Germany

Germany had gained a presence in China after the Juye Incident in which two German missionaries had been murdered in November 1897. The concession in Kiaochow with the port of Tsingtao was used as a naval base for the East Asia Squadron and a trading port. The German concession was governed and garrisoned by the Imperial German Navy. At the outbreak of the Boxer Rebellion in June 1900, the garrison of the concession was composed of the III Seebataillon, with 1,126 men, a marine/naval artillery battery, about 800 men of a Kommando Detachment and sailors from the East Asian Squadron.

With the increasing threat of the Boxers, a small armed group from the III Seebatallion was sent to Peking and Tientsin to protect German interests there while the majority of the remaining forces stayed behind to prevent attacks against Tsingtao. The siege of the foreign legations in Peking soon convinced Germany and the other European powers that more forces were needed to be sent to China to reinforce the allied forces. The first troops dispatched from Germany were the Marine-Expeditionskorps which consisted of the I and II Seebatallions.

They were soon followed by the Ostasiatisches Expeditionskorps (East Asian Expeditionary Corps), which was a force of about 15,000 of mostly volunteers from the regular Army under the command of Gen Alfred Count von Waldersee. It comprised initially four and later six two-battalion infantry regiments and a Jäger company, single regiments of cavalry and field artillery and various support and logistics units. On arrival in China, it incorporated the Marine-Expeditionskorps that had preceded it to China by a few weeks.

Most of the German forces arrived too late to take part in any of the major actions. The first elements of the Corps arrived at Taku on September 21, after the legations had been relieved. As a result, most of the Corps was mainly employed for garrison duties. They fought a number of smaller engagements against pockets of remaining Boxers. The Corps was later disbanded and recalled to Germany in early 1901.

4. France

Three battalions of marines, the II/9th, and the I and II/11th RIMa which were stationed in French Indochina were sent to China. They joined the 1st brigade of Marines commanded by general Henri-Nicolas Frey. In July 1900, the 2nd and 3rd battalions of infantry embarked from Toulon but did not reach China until September. In October, following losses and rotations of duty, the first three battalions sent were included in the 16th regiment of marines by order of general Régis Voyron, commander in chief of the French Expeditionary Corps in China. On 1 January 1901, the 16th RIMa was renamed the 16th regiment of colonial infantry. At the end of the campaign, it moved to a new base in Tianjin, with its headquarters in the former buildings of the Chinese admiralty.

5. Italy

In 1898, the Italians had demanded San Mun Bay as a concession, but the Chinese refused. The Italian Navy then dispatched a squadron to San Mun Bay, but no further action was taken. The squadron remained there, and in the summer of 1900, when the Boxer Rebellion broke out, detachments from Italian cruisers were sent to Peking. Italian forces were initially made up of sailors from warships. Some of them helped the French defend the Pei Tang Catholic Cathedral, and another defended the European Legations in Peking during the famous fifty-five-day siege. Italian sailors also took part in the attacks on the Dagu forts and in capturing Tientsin.

However, a larger contingent was later dispatched from Italy, including 83 officers, 1,882 troops, and 178 horses. The contingent included a battalion of Bersaglieri, which was formed from one company each from the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, and 11th Bersaglieri Regiments. In addition, the 24th Line Regiment, volunteers from the Alpini, a battery of machine guns, and some engineers were also sent to China. A battery of field guns was also supplied by the Italian Navy.

The total force of 1,965 officers and men, which composed the Italian expeditionary force against the Boxers, was officially referred to as the Italian Royal Troops in China. In August 1900, when the larger force reached the capital, the Italians had seven cruisers and 2,543 men in the country. They were involved in numerous operations along the coast and in the interior of northern China.

The larger part of the approximately 2,000 Italian soldiers and officers who fought in the campaign against the Boxers were recalled from Peking after the end of the conflict. Italy obtained a 151-acre concession area in Tianjin and the right to occupy the Shanhaiguan fort. A small naval squadron and a naval garrison were maintained in China to protect Italian interests there.

6. Japan

Japan provided the largest contingent of troops; 20,840, as well as 18 warships. Of the total number, 20,300 were Imperial Japanese Army troops of the 5th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Yamaguchi Motoomi; the remainder were 540 naval rikusentai (Marines) from the Imperial Japanese Navy.

At the beginning of the Boxer Rebellion, the Japanese had only 215 troops in northern China stationed at Tientsin, nearly all of whom were naval rikusentai from the Kasagi and the Atago, under the command of Captain Shimamura Hayao. The Japanese were able to contribute 52 men to the Seymour Expedition. On June 12, the advance of the Seymour Expedition was halted some 30 miles from the capital, by mixed Boxer and Chinese regular army forces. The vastly-outnumbered allies withdrew to the vicinity of Tianjin and had suffered more than 300 casualties.

The army general staff in Tokyo had become aware of the worsening conditions in China and had drafted ambitious contingency plans, but the government, in the wake of the Triple Intervention five years earlier, refused to deploy a large contingent of troops unless it was requested by the western powers.However, three days later a provisional force of 1,300 troops, commanded by Major General Fukushima Yasumasa, was deployed to northern China. Fukushima was chosen because of his ability to speak fluent English, which enabled him to communicate with the British commander. The force landed near Tianjin on July 5.

On June 17, naval Rikusentai from the Kasagi and Atago had joined British, Russian and German sailors to seize the Dagu forts, near Tianjin. The British, in light of the precarious situation, were compelled to ask Japan for additional reinforcements since the Japanese had the only readily available forces in the region. Britain at the time was heavily engaged in the Boer War and so much of the British Army was tied down in South Africa. In addition, deploying large numbers of troops from its garrisons in India would take too much time and weaken internal security there.

Japanese marines who served under the British commander Edward Hobart Seymour

Overriding personal doubts, Foreign Minister Aoki Shūzō calculated that the advantages of participating in an allied coalition were too attractive to ignore. Prime Minister Yamagata likewise concurred, but others in the cabinet demanded that guarantees from the British in return for the risks and costs of the major deployment of Japanese troops. On July 6, the 5th Infantry Division was alerted for possible deployment to China, but no timetable was set for its deployment. Two days later, on July 8, with more ground troops urgently needed to lift the siege of the foreign legations at Peking, the British ambassador offered the Japanese government one million pound sterling in exchange for Japanese participation.

Shortly afterward, advance units of the 5th Division departed for China, bringing Japanese strength to 3,800 members of the 17,000-strong allied force. The commander of the 5th Division, Lt. General Yamaguchi Motoomi had taken operational control from Fukushima. Japanese troops were involved in the storming of Tianjin on July 14, and the allies later consolidated and awaited the remainder of the 5th Division and other coalition reinforcements. The siege of legations was lifted on August 14; the Japanese force of 13,000 was the largest single contingent, making up about 40 percent of the approximately 33,000-strong allied expeditionary force.

Japanese troops involved in the fighting had acquitted themselves well although a British military observer felt that their aggressiveness, densely-packed formations, and overwillingness to attack cost them excessive and disproportionate casualties. For example, during the Tianjin fighting, the Japanese suffered more than half of the allied casualties, 400 out of 730, but made up less than one quarter (3,800) of the force of 17,000. Similarly at Beijing, the Japanese accounted for almost two thirds of the losses, 280 of 453, but constituted slightly less than half of the assault force.

7. Russia

Russia supplied the second largest force, after Japan, with 12,400 troops consisting mainly of garrisons from Port Arthur and Vladivostok. On 30 November 1900, Admiral Yevgeni Ivanovich Alekseyev compelled the Chinese military governor of Shenyang, Zeng Qi, to sign an agreement that effectively ended Chinese sovereignty over Manchuria and placed it under Russian control.

Russian troops during the Boxer Rebellion: reward ~ Manchuria

8. United States

In the United States, the suppression of the Boxer Rebellion was known as the China Relief Expedition. The United States was able to play a major role in suppressing the Boxer Rebellion largely because of the presence of American forces deployed in the Philippines since the US annexation after the Spanish–American War in 1898. Of the foreigners under siege in Beijing, there were 56 American Sailors and Marines from the USS Oregon and USS Newark.

The main American formations deployed to relieve the siege were the 9th Infantry and 14th Infantry regiments, elements of the 6th Cavalry regiment, the 5th Artillery regiment, and a Marine battalion, all under the command of Adna Chaffee. Future President Herbert Hoover and First Lady Mrs. Lou Henry Hoover were living in the foreign compound during the siege when Mr. Hoover was working for the Chinese Engineering and Mining Company. Mr. Hoover helped erect barricades and formed a protective force of the able bodied men. Mrs. Hoover helped set up a hospital, nursed the wounded, set up a dairy, took part in the night watch, took tea to sentries and carried a Mauser .38 semi-automatic pistol.

US Marines during Boxer Rebellion 1900 | Boxer rebellion, Marine corps

“Because thou hast despoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee, because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein,” Habakkuk 2:8

Britain stole $45 trillion from India

A Sword from the South!

A Study of Deuteronomy 6:4

•September 14, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Who was the LORD speaking to in Deuternonmy 6:4 when the LORD says “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one LORD.” Rabbinic Jews see this as one God, One Yehovah.

The Rabbinic view stipulates that the Messiah, when He comes, will be a Man, a human born to ordinary human beings. His existence is derived from Deuteronomy 18:18 and as a man will rule on this earth, but never die.

The presentation here is the correct view. Alternate views, which offer little sense, could be found in Rabbi Tovia Singer and Jews for Judiasm.

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one LORD” Deuteronomy 6:4

The first words of the Talmud concern the hours when this form should be recited in daily morning or evening prayer, “Hear, O Israel: Yehovah our God is one Yehovah”

The above verse is styled by our Lord (Mark 12:29) as “the first and great commandment” in the Law and form the beginning of what is termed the “Shema.”

The Jews wrote it on their phylacteries (or slips of parchment bound on their foreheads and left arms) and thought themselves not only obliged to repeat it twice every day, but very happy in being so obliged; having this saying among them, “Blessed are we who, every morning and evening, say, Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord!”

The word “one” in Hebrew is ’e·ḥāḏ, אֶחָֽד which is also similarily used in Genesis 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh.” Yes, two beings but in one flesh.

And it is also used in and Genesis 3:22 “And the LORD God said Behold the man is become as one of us to know good and evil and now lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat and live for ever.”

But Christian view is that He is the Son of God who pre-existed even before being born into this world. So when the world was created in Genesis, God says “Let us make man in our image . . .” (Genesis 1:26) in the plural, that is as a singular compound, like One family, One branch of grapes.

And this view is shared King David, who wrote of the LORD speaking to his Son, “Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool.” It ended up with “The LORD said to my Lord…” in verse 4 indicating that this is God the Father speaking from His throne to His Son, who also bears a name Yehovah. The word used for God is “Elohim” which with a sulfix “im” is in a plural noun.

Of course the doctrinity of the Trinity is false! The spirit of God is not a God just like the angels of God are also not God, nor is the throne of God a God. (For more, see What Is the Holy Spirit? and A Study of Matthew 28:19)

A Study Index of Ezekiel

•September 13, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Nobody seems to understand the various symbols and riddles in this book of Ezekiel to put all the puzzles into a cohesive and coherent picture. The Jews couldn’t understand what or how the house of Israel could have any relevance since the days they went into exile; Christians taught themselves that they have already replaced the Israelites and God’s graceful promises of eternity are now theirs!

So none got it right. In the Study, we’ll find that Ezekiel’s prophecy was meant not to be fulfilled during his time; its timing was a great distance into the future (Ezekiel 12:27), into our time and the message is primarily for the United States and secondarily its European allies.

A Study Index of Ezekiel

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

— Ezekiel among captives by the river Chebar in Chaldea
— each cherub has four wings
— and each one had four faces
— the face of a man, of a lion, of an ox, and of an eagle

~ Chapter 2

— “Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel”
— Who are the children of the house of Israel?
— the Spirit of God spoke unto Ezekiel

A Study of Chapters 1 and 2 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 3

— Ezekiel to speak unto the “house of Israel”
— caused me to eat that scroll, what does this mean?
— Ezekiel made a watchman to the “house of Israel”

~ Chapter 4

— iniquity of the house of Israel: 390 days
— iniquity of the house of Judah: 40 days
— Septuagint: 190/150/40 days

A Study of Chapters 3 and 4 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 5

— a third burns with fire, pestilence and famine
— a third smitten by a sword
— and a third scatters into the wind, a sword follows

~ Chapter 6

— a prophecy against “the mountains of Israel”
— a remnant will remember “all their abominations”

A Study of Chapters 5 and 6 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 7

— a wrath upon the multitude of the house of Israel
— all hands shall be feeble, all knees weak as water
— a trumpet is blown but “none goeth to battle”

~ Chapter 8

— their faces toward the east; worshipping the sun
— their backs against the Temple of the Lord

A Study of Chapters 7 and 8 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 9

— “six men” prophesied to destroy the house of Israel
— a mark on the foreheads of those who sigh and cry

~ Chapter 10

— back to another of Ezekiel’s visions, the wheels
— more about the cherubim, their wings
— the Ox and the Unicorn

A Study of Chapters 9 and 10 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 11

— twenty-five men at the Temple’s door
— the cauldron and the flesh
— “a full end of the remnant of Israel?”

~ Chapter 12

— a remnants will declare all their abominations
— “and every vision faileth”
— visions are “of the times that are far off”

A Study of Chapters 11 and 12 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 13

— a prophesy against the prophets of Israel
— who prophesied false prophecies

~ Chapter 14

— a prophesy against the elders of Israel
— but it seems too late
— even Noah, Daniel and Job couldn’t avert His wrath

A Study of Chapters 13 and 14 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 15

— the house of Israel will be surrounded at all sides
— from one fire to another
— “Out of the cauldron into the flame”

~ Chapter 16

— God will gather all thy lovers whom thou hast pleasure
— and gather thy loved ones with those thou hated
— together they’ll regather against thee
— and uncover thee and see all thy nakedness

A Study of Chapters 15 and 16 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 17

— a riddle of two eagles and a vine
— a riddle of the “tender young twig”
— of bringing down the high tree and exalting the low tree

~ Chapter 18

— if they “hath walked in My statutes and kept My judgements”
— “I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth”

A Study of Chapters 17 and 18 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 19

— a riddle of a lioness with her two whelps
— of strong rods broken and withered; and fire consumed them
— of some rods planted in the wilderness

~ Chapter 20

— certain of the elders of Israel come to inquire of the Lord
— “I wrought for my name’s sake”
— a riddle or prophesy against the forest of the South

A Study of Chapters 19 and 20 HERE~ —— ~

Chapter 21

— the hinting of the forest of the South
— “I am against thee; will draw My Sword out of its sheath”
— “and will cut off the righteous and the wicked”
— “I will overturn, overturn, overturn it”

~ Chapter 22

— “Thou hast despised Mine holy Sabbaths”
— your streets are full of blood
— by the sword, famine, pestilence and captivity

A Study of Chapters 21 and 22 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 23

— the whoredom of Oholah: Samaria, the ten tribes
— the whoredom of Oholibah: Judah and Jerusalem
— they have profaned My Sabbaths

~ Chapter 24

— take the choice of the flock and burn the bones
— a riddle of blood set upon the top of a rock
— Ezekiel’s wife died; he was forbidden to mourn

A Study of Chapters 23 and 24 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 25

— prophecy against the Ammonites
— “clap thine hands and stamp your feet”

~ Chapter 26

— a prophecy against Tyre
— “and thou shalt be no more”

A Study of Chapters 25 and 26 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 27

— a lamentation for Tyre
— “the merchants of the peoples hiss at thee”

~ Chapter 28

— a prophecy against the “prince” of Tyre
— a prophecy against the “king” of Tyre

A Study of Chapters 27 and 28 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 29

— a prophecy against the Pharaoh of Egypt
— “I will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadnezzar”

~ Chapter 30

— the time of the nations: “the time of the Gentile?”
— the sword shall come upon Egypt, and her multitude

A Study of Chapters 29 and 30 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 31

— a prophecy against the Pharaoh of Egypt
— a prophecy against Pharaoh and all his multitude

~ Chapter 32

— a lamentation for Pharaoh and a company of many people
— Gypsies: its Heb name derived from Egyptian city of Zoan
— English and French writings testify Romani were Egyptiens

A Study of Chapters 31 and 32 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 33

— the duty of a watchman
— “then shall they know that a prophet
— hath been among them”

~ Chapter 34

— a prophesy against the shepherds of Israel
— the shepherds of Israel that feed themselves!
— both civil and ecclesiastical

A Study of Chapters 33 and 34 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 35

— a prophesy against Mount Seir
— a prophesy against all Edom

~ Chapter 36

— a prophesy against the mountains of Israel
— against “the hills, to the rivers and to the valleys”
— “they profaned My holy name,” whither they have gone

A Study of Chapters 35 and 36 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 37

— “Son of man, can these bones live?”
— “these bones are the whole house of Israel”
— “They shall walk in My judgements and observe My statutes”

~ Chapter 38

— a prophesy against Gog and Magog and all his army
— pestilence and blood; rain, hailstones, fire and brimstone

A Study of Chapters 37 and 38 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 39

— more prophesy against Gog and all his multitudes
— “and all the nations shall see My judgement”
— a reconciliation between Israel and all nations

~ Chapter 40

— a start for the peace and tranquility of the Millennium
— there was a man; appearance of brass, a cherub?
— a reef to measure the Temple
— burnt offering and animal sacrifices brought

A Study of Chapters 39 and 40 HERE ~ —— ~

~ Chapter 41

— the Millennium starts with the building of the Temple
— the posts, the walls and doors given precise measurements
— “This is the Most Holy Place”
— side chambers and windows given precise measurements

~ Chapter 42

— the outer court given precise measurements
— the holy chambers where the priests shall approach the Lord
— there shall be burnt offering, meat offering and sin offering
— the precincts of the Temple and its courts

A Study of Chapters 41 and 42 HERE ~ —— ~

~ Chapter 43

— the Shekinah of God come from the way of the east
— His voice was like a noise of many waters
— all the ordinances thereof and all the laws thereof;
— and write it in their sight, that they keep and do them

~ Chapter 44

— “This gate shall be shut. . .
— except for the Prince, who shall sit and eat before the Lord
— ye have not kept charge of Mine holy things
— all the ordinances to be observed during the Millennium

A Study of Chapters 43 and 44 HERE ~ —— ~

~ Chapter 45

— the tribes shall resort upon all the solemn festivals
— a portion for the Prince on both sides of the holy portion
— execute judgment and judge righteously
— Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread eaten

~ Chapter 46

— the Sabbath and the new moon shall be observed
— the Prince shall oversee the sacrificial services performed
— the people shall come before the Lord at the solemn feasts
— repeating of morning sacrifice but silence to the evening

A Study of Chapters 45 and 46 HERE ~ —— ~

~ Chapter 47

— the waters flow beneath the south side of the altar
— Jerusalem has 12 gates, three on each sides of the city
— there shall be a very great multitude of fish
— on that side of the rivers, shall grow all trees for food

~ Chapter 48

— Dan ~ Ireland, Denmark; Asher ~ Belgium; Naphtali ~ Sweden 
— Manasseh ~ UK; Ephraim ~ US; Reuben ~ France;
— Judah and Levi ~ Israel; Benjamin ~ Norway 
— Issachar ~ Sweden, Finland; Zebulun ~ Holland; Gad ~ Switzerland

A Study of Chapters 47 and 48 HERE ~ —— ~

Rising Risk of Civil Unrests

•September 12, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Risk of civil unrest rising globally – study

More than 100 nations worldwide have been affected, a UK-based global strategic consulting firm says

RT ~ September 2, 2022 // Insider ~ September 2, 2022

Countries worldwide are experiencing an “unprecedented” rise in the potential for civil unrest, according to a fresh study by Verisk Maplecroft, a UK-based global strategic consulting firm.

Over 100 nations experienced an “increase in risk” of civil unrest in the last quarter, the company said in its Civil Unrest Index (CUI) published on Thursday. The index is derived from a set of various surveys assessing different factors, such as inflation and government mechanisms to overcome or quell conflicts, as well as the overall impact of unrest.

Out of 198 nations worldwide, only 42 saw the risk of civil unrest decreasing in the surveyed period, while 101 of them saw it increasing. The situation in the rest remained unchanged compared to the previous quarter. The company linked the rising civil unrest risk with “the impacts of inflation on the price of staple foods and energy.”

“The impact is evident across the globe, with popular discontent over rising living costs emerging on the streets of developed and emerging markets alike, stretching from the EU, Sri Lanka and Peru to Kenya, Ecuador and Iran,” it said in a press release.

Europe “stands out” in the ranking negatively, having experienced a rise in the risk of civil unrest “in large part due to the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” the company said. The situation on the continent is expected to get worse in the next six months and “Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, and Ukraine are all among the states with the biggest projected increases in risk,” it added.

The registered uptick in civil unrest risk is the largest since the CUI was first released by the company back in 2016.

Risk of civil unrest surging in more than half of the world’s countries

“With more than 80% of countries around the world seeing inflation above 6%, socioeconomic risks are reaching critical levels. Almost half of all the countries on the CUI are now categorized as high- or extreme-risk, and a large number of states are expected to experience a further deterioration over the next six months,” Verisk Maplecroft noted.

The global trend is unlikely to change anytime soon, the company warned. “Only a significant reduction in global food and energy prices can arrest the negative global trend in civil unrest risk. Recession fears are mounting and inflation is expected to be worse in 2023 than in 2022,” it explained.

And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have no assurance of thy life.

In the morning thou shalt say, ‘Would God it were evening!’ and at evening thou shalt say, ‘Would God it were morning!’ for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. Deuteronomy 28: 66-67

Ezekiel (Ch 47-48)

•September 11, 2022 • 1 Comment

During the Millennium the most important feature is that there will be an elaborate system of animal sacrifices and other material offerings, along with the faithful observance of New Moons and the Sabbaths, both weekly and annual. So why are we not practising them during this current time?

The other feature is that the portion thus given to each tribe would be less than, on the average, just two-thirds that were assigned by Joshua. And if the Great Sea is the Mediterranean Sea, and the east sea is the Dead Sea or even the Sea of Galilee, then the new Promised Land allocated is rather small and restricted.

This could be partly because these are onlt small remnants that came out of the Great Tribulation, after the Time of the Gentiles (perhaps this is the Sword from the South of Ezekiel 20-21; after Ezekiel 4 – 190/40 Years of captivity), after the Time of Jacob’s Troubles, and after the Day of the Lord. The end result may be perhaps only one percent of the house of Jacob would survive to go through to dwell in the new Promised land.

Ezekiel 47

1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house, and behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward; for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. — the waters of Shiloah Psalm 46:4Isaiah 8:6 flowed from the rocks which is believed beneath the Temple-mount. Is this Shiloah stream coming from Gihon which is about 600 meters south of Temple Mount?

Then he brought me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way outside unto the outer gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side. — the way of the gate northward: the east gate being shut, the prophet in this vision is led to the north gate, out of which he goeth into the next court, and so through them all, till he comes to the north gate of the outmost court.

And when the man who had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles. — a thousand cubits, about one-third of a mile or one-half a kilometer;

— the waters flow eastward, that is, towards the Kedron, and thence towards the Jordan, and so into the Dead Sea.

Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.

Jerusalem would have 12 gates, three on each of the four sides of the city 

Afterward he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass over; for the waters had risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over. — afterward he measured a thousand; a fourth time a thousand cubits, or about a mile and a half;

— the waters flow eastward, that is, from the Kedron onwards into the Dead Sea; the main point in the picture is the rapid augmentation from a petty stream, getting deeper and deeper into a mighty river;

And he said unto me, “Son of man, hast thou seen this?” Then he brought me and caused me to return to the brink of the river. — the metaphor; if we search into the things of God, we find some things plain and easy to be understood, as the waters that were but to the ankles; others more difficult, which require a deeper search, as the waters to the knees, or the loins; and some quite beyond our reach, which we cannot penetrate;

Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. — in his first appearance he observed no trees, and no mention is made of any, but it seems he found them on this return: though they do not really so soon grow, they might be visionally there; as he measured the waters; sees this wonderful sight; an emblem of true Saints, believers and regenerate persons, who are trees of righteousness, planted by the river with his divine spirits.

Then said he unto me, “These waters issue out toward the east country and go down into the desert and go into the sea, which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. — these waters signify the healing effect of God, which went forth from Jerusalem, and spread into the countries about; also the gifts and powers of the holy spirits which accompanied it, by virtue of which is spread far and produced healing and blessed effects.

And it shall come to pass that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live. And there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither; for they shall be healed, and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. — the rivers, according to the pointing of the Hebrew text this is “the two rivers” as is expressed in the margin;

— this peculiar form has occasioned some perplexity, especially because in the vision of Zechariah (Zechariah 14:8) the waters are represented as divided, half of them flowing to the Dead Sea and half of them to the Mediterranean.

— and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither; that is, a multitude of fish in the Dead sea, where none lived before, and owing to those waters coming thither: it signifies the great number of living Saints, true believers, who shall appear wherever the truth is truly, purely, and powerfully preached; of these see more in the next verse.

10 And it shall come to pass that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets. Their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the Great Sea, exceeding many. — from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; two places, which lay, the latter one at the entrance of the Dead sea, and the former at the end of it; 

— for their fish shall be according to their kind, as the fish of the Great Sea, exceeding many: that is, there shall be fish of all sorts, small and great, and in large numbers, as in the Mediterranean.

11 But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt. — shall not be healed; these design the reprobate part of the world, obstinate and perverse sinners, that abandon themselves to their filthy lusts, and sensual pleasures; that wallow like swine in the mire and dirt of sin; are wholly immersed in the things of this world.

12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for food, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed. It shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters issued out of the sanctuary; and the fruit thereof shall be for food and the leaf thereof for medicine.”

— shall grow all trees for food; such as bear fruit, that may be eaten, and is good for food: by these “trees” are meant truly gracious souls, converted persons, real Saints, true believers in the Messiah Yeshua, the Christ;

13 Thus saith the Lord God: “This shall be the border whereby ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph shall have two portions. — according to the twelve tribes of Israel; in the ideal land of the restoration, not today’s Judah and Benjamin only, but all the twelve tribes are to have their portions;

— yet Levi is otherwise provided for in the “oblation,” and therefore Joseph, in accordance with Genesis 48:5; Genesis 48:22, and with the whole history of the nation, is to have two portions: Manasseh and Ephraim, for all Israel (all twelve tribes) is to return and dwell as one people of God under King David in its own land.

14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another, concerning which I lifted up Mine hand to give it unto your fathers; and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.

15 “And this shall be the border of the land: toward the north side, from the Great Sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad, — this shall be the border toward the north; the northern border of the land was to begin from the west point, on which side lay the Mediterranean sea, and to go on northward toward Hethlon, a place between Tyre and Damascus, and so forward to Zedad, mentioned Numbers 34:8, Hamath, and other places here mentioned in these verses.

16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath, Hazarhatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran.

17 And the border from the sea shall be Hazarenon, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side.

18 “And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by the Jordan, from the border unto the east sea. And this is the east side. — if the east sea is the Dead Sea or even the Sea of Galilee, then the land allocated is rather small and restricted. Probably this is the beginning of the Millennium and not many of the twelve tribes could have survived to make the trip?

19 “And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the Waters of Strife in Kadesh, the river to the Great Sea. And this is the south side southward. — Tamar has been identified with Kurnub, a ruined village some twenty-five miles south-west of the southern end of the Dead Sea; no mention that it would extend unto the river of Egypt (Nile).

20 “The west side also shall be the Great Sea from the border till a man come opposite Hamath. This is the west side. — the Great Sea is known as the Mediterranean Sea and the land given is small and restricted, not even to the Red Sea.

21 “So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel. — the division of the territory given into twelve parts or tribes of Israel, to which all, but what are allotted to the Prince, priests, Levites and the city.

22 And it shall come to pass that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you and to the strangers that sojourn among you, who shall beget children among you. And they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.

— the land so bounded shall be divided by lot among the families of each tribe; and strangers sojourning in Israel shall inherit just as those born in the land. The stranger shall have his inheritance by lots as well among the members of the tribe in which he sojourns, which they never had such privilege before.

23 And it shall come to pass that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord God. — no stranger or proselyte or Gentile that joins himself to the people of God shall be excluded out of the tribe’s inheritance, among whom he hath sojourned and begotten children.

Ezekiel 48

1 “Now these are the names of the tribes: From the north end to the coast of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath, Hazarenan, the border of Damascus northward to the coast of Hamath; for these are his sides east and west: a portion for Dan. — the territory falling to each tribe was much smaller than of old, partly because of the large space occupied by the “oblation” (fully one-fifth of the whole);

— and partly because these are those that came out of the Great Tribulation, after the Time of the Gentiles (perhaps this is the Sword from the South of Ezekiel 20-21; after Ezekiel 4 – 390/40 Years), after the Time of Jacob’s Troubles, after the Day of the Lord; the portion thus given to each tribe would be rather less than two-thirds that assigned, on the average, by Joshua; perhaps only one percent would survive and go through to see the new Promised land.

For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah; I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him. Hosea 5:14

And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side: a portion for Asher. — the original portion of Dan was at the west of Benjamin, but a part of the tribe having conquered Laish, and settled at the extreme north, now Dan is alloted the most northern of the tribes;

— Dan ~ Ireland and Denmark

And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the west side: a portion for Naphtali. — Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, and Ephraim are so far approximated to their old places as to be north of the sanctuary, Jerusalem and the Temple.

— Asher ~ Belgium

And by the border of Naphtali, from the east side unto the west side: a portion for Manasseh. — “Zebulun and Issachar” are removed from the north to the south to make room for the second half of “Manasseh” brought over from the east of Jordan.

— Naphtali ~ Sweden 

And by the border of Manasseh, from the east side unto the west side: a portion for Ephraim.

— Manasseh ~ Great Britain

And by the border of Ephraim, from the east side even unto the west side: a portion for Reuben. — “Reuben,” brought over from the east, is placed between “Ephraim and Judah.”

— Ephraim ~ United States

And by the border of Reuben, from the east side unto the west side: a portion for Judah. — Reuben; doomed formerly for incest and instability “not to excel” (Genesis 49:4). So no distinguished prophet, priest, or king had come from him;

— Reuben ~ France

“And by the border of Judah, from the east side unto the west side, shall be the offering which ye shall offer of five and twenty thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the other parts, from the east side unto the west side; and the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it. — Jerusalem would be allocated to Judah, but bordering Benjamin as would be different from the time of Joshua;

— and within the house of Judah, the priests and the Levites who would dwell among Judah in Jerusalem;

— Judah ~ Modern state of Israel

The oblation that ye shall offer unto the Lord shall be of five and twenty thousand in length, and of ten thousand in breadth.

10 And for them, even for the priests, shall be this holy oblation: toward the north five and twenty thousand in length, and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south five and twenty thousand in length. And the sanctuary of the Lord shall be in the midst thereof.

11 It shall be for the priests who are sanctified of the sons of Zadok, who have kept My charge, who went not astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.

12 And this oblation of the land that is offered shall be unto them a thing most holy by the border of the Levites.

13 And opposite the border of the priests, the Levites shall have five and twenty thousand in length, and ten thousand in breadth; all the length shall be five and twenty thousand, and the breadth ten thousand.

14 And they shall not sell any of it, neither exchange nor alienate the firstfruits of the land; for it is holy unto the Lord.

15 “And the five thousand that are left in the breadth opposite the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling and for suburbs; and the city shall be in the midst thereof.

— the five thousand that are left; the two strips of territory for the Levites and the priests, each 10,000 reeds wide, being deducted from the whole width of the oblation, leaves a strip of 5,000 wide and 25,000 long which is here apportioned to the city and its suburbs;

— it is called “profane” comparatively, because it was not so holy in contrast to the Temple and the sanctuary deemed as the “holy” possession of the Levites (Ezekiel 48:14), and the “most holy” of the priests (Ezekiel 48:12), though it was still a part of the oblation.

16 And these shall be the measurements thereof: the north side four thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred. — the measures; the city itself is to be an exact square of 4,500 reeds, and according to Ezekiel 48:17, was to have “suburbs,” or rather an open space on all sides of 250 reeds;

— the whole was, therefore, 5,000 reeds—a little less than ten miles—square, the exact width of the space that was left of the oblation, and leaving 10,000 reeds on each side of it.

17 And the suburbs of the city shall be toward the north two hundred and fifty, and toward the south two hundred and fifty, and toward the east two hundred and fifty, and toward the west two hundred and fifty.

18 And the residue in length over against the oblation of the holy portion shall be ten thousand eastward and ten thousand westward; and it shall be over against the oblation of the holy portion, and the increase thereof shall be for food unto them that serve the city.

— shall be for food; this piece of land, only four times the size of the city itself, would seem a very insufficient provision for raising all the food unto them that serve the city; for the city officers, so that they may live nearby, whose life is spent for the city.

19 And those who serve the city shall serve it out of all the tribes of Israel. — out of all the tribes of Israel; the city itself is no longer to belong to any particular tribe, as of old, but is to be situated on the common oblation and its labourers are to be taken alike from all the tribes; still there is a portion for the tribe of Levites.

20 All the oblation shall be five and twenty thousand by five and twenty thousand. Ye shall offer the holy oblation foursquare, with the possession of the city. — the verse means that the holy oblation when the possession of the city is included forms a square of 25,000 by 25,000; tghat is, 10 miles square, which isn’t very big.

21 “And the residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy oblation, and of the possession of the city, over against the five and twenty thousand of the oblation toward the east border, and westward over against the five and twenty thousand toward the west border, over against the portions: for the prince. And it shall be the holy oblation, and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the midst thereof.

— the Land beyond the east toward the Mediterranean and beyond the west of the city toward the Dead Sea, will be allocated to the Prince, who remains a Mystery; Who is the Prince?

The Land allotted to the Prince remains a Mystery; Who is the Prince?

22 Moreover from the possession of the Levites and from the possession of the city which is in the midst of that which is the prince’s, between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin, shall be for the prince. — “Benjamin” comes immediately south of the city, and “Gad” is brought over from the east to the extreme south.

23 “As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side unto the west side, Benjamin shall have a portion.

— Benjamin ~ Norway 

24 And by the border of Benjamin, from the east side unto the west side, Simeon shall have a portion.

— Simeon prophesied to be scattered.

25 And by the border of Simeon, from the east side unto the west side, Issachar a portion.

— Issachar ~ Sweden and Finland.

26 And by the border of Issachar, from the east side unto the west side, Zebulun a portion.

— Zebulun ~ the Netherlands (Holland).

27 And by the border of Zebulun, from the east side unto the west side, Gad a portion.

— Gad ~ Switzerland

28 And by the border of Gad at the south side southward, the border shall be even from Tamar unto the Waters of Strife in Kadesh, and to the river toward the Great Sea.

29 This is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes of Israel for inheritance, and these are their portions,” saith the Lord God.

30 “And these are the exits out of the city: On the north side, four thousand and five hundred measures,

Jerusalem would have 12 gates, three on each of the four sides of the city 

31 and the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel, three gates northward: one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi.

32 And at the east side, four thousand and five hundred, and three gates: and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan.

33 And at the south side, four thousand and five hundred measures, and three gates: one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.

34 At the west side, four thousand and five hundred, with their three gates: one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.

35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures. “And the name of the city from that day shall be: The LORD Is There.”

~ THE END ~

What’s Missing in the UN Report?

•September 10, 2022 • Leave a Comment

What’s Missing from the UN Human Rights Report?

Xinjiang, a province that is often characterized as genocide


Jerry’s Take on China
~ September 7, 2022

Jerry Grey

After an in-depth review of this, considering all the outside interests I’ve discussed what’s missing and found it to be perhaps even more important than what’s included – judge for yourself ~Jerry

“Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit” Hosea 11:12

“For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah; I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him” Hosea 5:14
Calvin: “I will not,” God says, “be any longer like a moth and a worm; I shall come like a lion to you, with an open mouth to devour you . . .
Trapp: For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion. I, that is, my Assyrian, the rod of my wrath, will be as a lion, or leopard, a creature swift and fierce above measure.

“US Created COVID-19”

•September 9, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Breaking! NY Times: “US Created COVID-19”

The Unz Review by Kevin Barrett ~ September 4, 2022

Breaking! NY Times: “US Created COVID-19”

One hour ago as I write this, The New York Times published a big front-page story that begins:

The United States secretly manufactured biological weapons in Ukraine. It trained birds to carry pathogens into Russia. It created Covid-19.

My first reaction: Yowza! Man bites dog! NYT tells truth! MSM is stealing our stuff! I’d better invite this NYT journalist, Steven Lee Myers, as a guest commentator on False Flag Weekly News!

Then I read the second paragraph:

Of the many falsehoods that the Kremlin has spread since the war in Ukraine began more than six months ago, some of the most outlandish and yet enduring have been those accusing the United States of operating clandestine biological research programs to wreak havoc around the globe.

So the first paragraph had been an innoculation, and the second paragraph the desired immune response.

Regime propagandists have been using this “immunization” technique intensively for at least a decade. After 9/11 and the widespread loss of faith in the official story, a cottage industry sprung up in academia, heavily funded by grant money, looking at ways to “cure conspiracy theories.” (The seminal contribution to the emerging field was Cass Sunstein’s “Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures.”) A consenus emerged that since conspiracy theories were a viral disease, the authorities should “innoculate” those who had not yet been exposed, while “locking down” the “carriers” (conspiracy theorists) off in the far corners of the internet where they wouldn’t “infect” the normies.

So how do you “innoculate” someone against conspiracy theories? Simple: You state the conspiracy theory (i.e. you inject the subject with a small dose of the toxic, contagious idea) and then “debunk” it (building an “immune response” in the subject). That’s what the above-cited New York Times story tries to accomplish in its first two paragraphs.

Breaking! NY Times: “US Created COVID-19”

Note that the Times’ debunking atttempt doesn’t actually engage in factual debate. It doesn’t have to. Most people are dominated by emotional, impressionistic thinking. So smearing the theory that COVID came from a US bioweapons lab as an “outrageous falsehood” and “Kremlin propaganda” suffices to innoculate the average NYT reader.

One thing the NYT innoculation attempt, I mean, news story, fails to mention, is the fact that the Chair of The Lancet’s COVID Origins Commission, Jeffrey Sachs, has made it clear that he thinks COVID did originate in a US bioweapons lab. As Ron Unz has noted, that’s a bit like Philip Zelikow, Chair of the 9/11 Commission, saying 9/11 was an inside job. If such a thing happened The New York Times probably wouldn’t mention that, either.

Jeffrey Sachs is a consumate insider. He’s the last person on earth anyone would call a Russian stooge. Sachs was actually a prime villain in the 1990s looting of Russia, as explained in Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine. Maybe he’s telling the truth now because he wants to be remembered for doing something admirable rather than reprehensible.

Why did The New York Times, the leading propaganda organ of the Deep State, find it necessary to run a big front-page innoculation against COVID origin “conspiracy theories”? I would like to think it’s because I just published “What America Needs Right Now Is a COVID Origins Truth Movement”—and then highlighted it during this week’s False Flag Weekly News broadcast. Or because my video with Ron Unz COVID-19 Bio-Attack Smoking Gun! just broke 400,000 views on Rumble (the equivalent of millions of YouTube views).

“Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit” Hosea 11:12

“For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah; I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him” Hosea 5:14

Calvin: “I will not,” God says, “be any longer like a moth and a worm; I shall come like a lion to you, with an open mouth to devour you . . .
Trapp: For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion. I, that is, my Assyrian, the rod of my wrath, will be as a lion, or leopard, a creature swift and fierce above measure.

China’s Human Rights

•September 8, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Human rights in mainland China are periodically reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), on which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and various foreign governments and human rights organizations have often disagreed.

CCP and PRC authorities, their supporters, and other proponents claim that existing policies and enforcement measures are sufficient to guard against human rights abuses.

However other countries and their authorities (such as the United States Department of State, Global Affairs Canada, etc.), international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including Human Rights in China and Amnesty International, and citizens, lawyers, and dissidents inside the country, state that the authorities in mainland China regularly sanction or organize such abuses.

Below are various opinions.

Independent analysis:

Redacted with Natali and Clayton Morris

Jerry’s Take on China

Against Indian broadcasts

ANI
NDTV

European Broadcasts

BBC

Ezekiel (Ch 45-46)

•September 7, 2022 • 1 Comment

During the Millennium we have an elaborate system of animal sacrifices and other material offerings, along with the faithful observance of New Moons and the Sabbaths, both weekly and annual. And if the Churches teach that these ordinances are for ritual or sacrificial laws, then why are these brought back during the Millenniun? Surely false teachers abound in the land of Israel today, their shepherd and watchmen are blind and misguided!

Ezekiel 45

1 “‘Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the Lord, a holy portion of the land. The length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand; this shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.

— when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance; the land was first divided by lot under Joshua, a particular share of which was to be God’s portion, as an acknowledgment of his sovereign dominion:

— the length shall be five and twenty thousand reeds; the Hebrew does not express either reeds or cubits: our translation supplies the word reeds, so this length is uncertain and debatable.

Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length with five hundred in breadth, square round about, and fifty cubits round about for the open places thereof. — five hundred in length, and five hundred in breadth, square round about: that is, five hundred reeds square, and this denotes the largeness, perfection and stability of the Millennium Kingdom.

And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and twenty thousand and the breadth of ten thousand; and in it shall be the sanctuary and the Most Holy Place. — this verse is a repetition of the latter part of Ezekiel 45:1; hence the uncertainties remain.

The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests, the ministers of the sanctuary, who shall come near to minister unto the Lord; and it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary. — for the priests; sons of Zadok, who minister to the Lord, and others with them, who, though degraded from the priestly honour, yet lived upon priestly provision;

— a place for their houses; in which twenty-three of twenty-four courses of priests may dwell conveniently, while the twenty-fourth minister serve at the temple, as by order they did.

And the five and twenty thousand of length and the ten thousand of breadth shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house, have for themselves as a possession for twenty chambers. — for a possession for twenty chambers; adjoining the priests’ portion of the oblation, another equal portion is assigned to the Levites.

“‘And ye shall appoint as the possession of the city five thousand broad, and five and twenty thousand long, opposite the oblation of the holy portion; it shall be for the whole house of Israel. — this must run parallel in length with the holy portion, though but half its breadth, by which means these three portions made an exact square;

— it shall be for the whole house of Israel; the capital city, to which all the tribes shall resort upon the solemn festivals, and shall have twelve gates, according to the number of the tribes of Israel, Ezekiel 48:31.

“‘And a portion shall be for the Prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion and of the possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward and from the east side eastward; and the length shall be over against one of the portions, from the west border unto the east border.

— and a portion shall be for the prince; meaning the Prince (nā·śî), the Prince Messiah, see Ezekiel 44:3.

In the land shall be his possession in Israel; and My princes shall no more oppress My people, and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes. — my princes; the language my is indicative of possession, as in Ezekiel 45:9, “princes of Israel.”

“‘Thus saith the Lord God: Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel. Remove violence and spoil, and execute judgement and justice. Take away your exactions from My people, saith the Lord God. — execute judgment; judge righteously, and look at the sentences executed, (1) exile into Babylon, (2) Jerusalem in inferno in AD70; Why were they sent into exile in the first place? and relief of the oppressed; those that cried out for forgiveness and forgiveness.

10 “‘Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath. — and a just ephah, and a just bath; and not make the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit, as some did, Amos 8:5.

11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain a tenth part of a homer, and the ephah a tenth part of a homer; the measure thereof shall be according to the homer. — —

12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs; twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels shall be your maneh. — the standard weights were lost when the Chaldeans destroyed the Temple and the people exiled, here God will revive the same measurements as used before.

13 “‘This is the oblation that ye shall offer: a sixth part of an ephah of a homer of wheat, and ye shall give a sixth part of an ephah of a homer of barley. — the oblation; Ezekiel 45:13-16 provide for a regular tax to be paid to the Prince, in order that he may be able to furnish the required offerings at the sanctuary;

— this, like the oblation of land (Ezekiel 45:1), is described as a “heave offering,” and was the sixtieth part of the grain, the hundredth of the oil, and the two-hundredth of the flock, all being from the year’s increase.

14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer a tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is a homer of ten baths; for ten baths are a homer.

15 And one lamb out of the flock of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel, for a meat offering and for a burnt offering and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord God. — for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings; not that the lamb was given for all these; but the wheat and the oil for the meat offering, and the lamb for the burnt offering and peace offerings. 

16 All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel. — for the Prince in Israel; not the high priest, nor the civil magistrate, but the Prince Messiah.

17 And it shall be the prince’s part to give burnt offerings and meat offerings and drink offerings, in the feasts and in the new moons and in the Sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel. He shall prepare the sin offering and the meat offering and the burnt offering and the peace offerings to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.

— and it shall be the prince’s part to give burnt offerings; or, “upon the prince shall be the burnt offerings” made; as the Son it is his overseeing duty to provide the various offerings for the Father;

— the Temple is “my Father house.” Jesus, the Messiah, never claim it is his house. “In My Father’s house are many mansions,” John 14:2. “For my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations,” Isaiah 56:7);

— in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, and in all solemnities of the house of Israel; in the Feasts of the Passover, Tabernacle, and Pentecost, which were all features of the Millennium Kingdom; of his being the Passover sacrificed for us, of his Tabernacling in his Kingdom, and of the effusion of his spirits;

— and the “new moons” and “sabbaths” and “solemn days” are Old Testament phrases reinstating the main Feastures of the Millennium Kingdom; see Isaiah 66:23.

18 “‘Thus saith the Lord God: In the first month, on the first day of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish and cleanse the sanctuary. — and cleanse the sanctuary; that by this, offered according to the law, the temple might be cleansed.

19 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house and upon the four corners of the ledge of the altar and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court. — and the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering; an emblem of the blood of Christ, who was made sin for his people, and an offering for their sin; and which blood cleanses from all sin:

— and put it upon the posts of the house; of the house of God, the Temple; upon everyone of the posts of it, which stood at the entrance into it. The Targum is “upon the threshold of the house:” and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar; or four horns of it;

20 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that erreth, and for him that is simple; so shall ye reconcile the house. — and for anyone that sinned, shall you do on seven days in the month: It may be said that this means: And so shall you do any (or all? which doesn’t sound right) of the seven days, and so too he says above (Ezekiel 43:26): “For seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it, and they shall consecrate themselves.”

21 “‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the Passover, a feast of seven days. Unleavened bread shall be eaten. — this is Passover, understood to mean “a feast of a full week,” the exact duration of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which began with the eating of the Paschal lamb;

— in actual fact, Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, a feast of heptads of days, or weeks of days, are a composite Feast and is used interchangably in Deuteronomy 16 as well as throughout the New Testament era! To understand it differently is just being misguided; being deceived and go about deceiving others.

22 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering. — shall the Prince prepare for himself, and for all the people of the land, a bullock for a sin offering; here everything again is made new;

23 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the Lord, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days, and a kid of the goats daily for a sin offering. — the sin offering by the Mosaic law (Numbers 28:17; Numbers 28:22) was to be a he-goat for each day; here, a bullock for the first day, and a he-goat for the other days (Ezekiel 45:23);

— forty-nine of each kind of the beasts in the space of the seven days, and ninety-eight ephahs and as many hins with them: a greatly and costly service during the Millennium which they could well efford.

24 And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and a hin of oil for an ephah.

25 In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like at the feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil. — the month Tisri, the fifteenth, the Feast of Tabernacles is again described here;

— instead of one ram and seven lambs for the daily burnt offering, there are to be seven bullocks and seven rams, “like as the feast of the seven days,” verse 23.

Ezekiel 46

1 “‘Thus saith the Lord God: The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days, but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened. — the six working days; or every day that is a working day;

— on the sabbath; on that holy rest the prospect into the Temple and to the altar shall be free and be opened; the priests should open it. The new moon festival is named and all the rest are included: this gate was to be shut only on working days, therefore to be open on all holy days, which were days of holy service to God.

And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate outside and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate. Then he shall go forth, but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.

— and the Prince, the Messiah (ha·nā·śî); shall enter the sanctuary by the east gate of the outer court, pass through that court to the inner gate, and oversee the “worship at the threshold of the gate” immediately adjoining the inner court;

— while the priests make ready their sacrifices, but he, the Messiah, is not to enter the inner court, or to assume any priestly functions; how could he be a priest in the order of Melchizedek? (Psalm 110:4). Afterwards he is to go forth by the same way (Ezekiel 46:8, and Ezekiel 44:3), and stands “by the post of the gate” which is open until evening, though no one else is to enter thereby.

Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the Lord on the Sabbaths and on the new moons. — the Prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate outside; the Messiah shall go through the outer gate of the eastern gate, even the outermost gate of the porch and so pass to the inner gate, where he would oversee the whole sacrificial service performed at the altar;

— on the Sabbaths, both weekly and the annual holy days, and on the new moons; these observance would be strictly carried out. These commandments were poorly observed throughout history, now these are to be observed correctly, with the Messiah overseeing everything is done correctly.

And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer unto the Lord on the Sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish. — six lambs . . . and a ram; the burnt offering for the Sabbath, according to the Mosaic law (Numbers 28:9), was two lambs;

— this is greatly increased here, and the “meat offering” for the ram is also made larger, while that for the lambs (Ezekiel 46:5) is left to the Prince’s generosity.

And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and a hin of oil to an ephah.

And on the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock without blemish and six lambs and a ram; they shall be without blemish. — a young bullock . . . and six lambs, and a ram; the law required for the new moons, for a burnt offering, two bullocks, seven lambs, and a ram (Numbers 28:11), so that this sacrifice is here diminished; it also required a he-goat for a sin offering, of which no mention is here made.

And he shall prepare a meat offering: an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain unto, and a hin of oil to an ephah.

And when the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of the porch of that gate, and he shall go forth by the way thereof. — while the priests make ready their sacrifices, the Messiah shall continue to oversee their performances.

“‘But when the people of the land shall come before the Lord at the solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the North Gate to worship shall go out by the way of the South Gate, and he that entereth by the way of the South Gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate; he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth opposite it.

— he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth in by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate; that so such as were coming in, and going out, might not meet, and stop and hinder one another in going out and coming in:

— no mention is made of entering in by the east gate, which was only for the prince, Ezekiel 44:1, and there was no entering in, or going out, on the west.

10 And the prince in the midst of them, when they go in, shall go in, and when they go forth, shall go forth. — the Prince, the Son, in the midst; not isolated as at other times, but joining the great throng of worshippers; the Prince and people must meet together at the time for offering the morning or evening sacrifice, be ready to present their prayers to the Father.

11 “‘And at the feasts and at the solemnities, the meat offering shall be an ephah to a bullock and an ephah to a ram, and to the lambs as he is able to give, and a hin of oil to an ephah.

12 Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering, or peace offerings voluntarily unto the Lord, one shall then open him the gate that looketh toward the east; and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings as he did on the Sabbath day. Then he shall go forth, and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.

— now when the Prince shall prepare a voluntary offering; the foregoing verses gave directions about the sacrifices the Prince was enjoined to offer upon solemn days; this gives directions concerning his free-will, or voluntary offerings;

— note that it is only a voluntary burnt offering, or peace offerings, but not a sin offering because the Son never sinned;

— upon these occasions the eastern gate was to be opened for the Prince; but then, as soon as the service was over, and he was gone out, the gate was to be shut, indicating he is no ordinary personage.

13 “‘Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt offering unto the Lord of a lamb of the first year without blemish; thou shalt prepare it every morning. — and a yearling lamb without blemish shalt thou prepare as a burnt-offering daily for the Father every morning or, “morning by morning” shalt thou prepare it;

— the Mosaic law required such a lamb both morning and evening (Numbers 28:3-4); here it omits the evening sacrifice, but increases the meat-offering to the sixth of an ephah of meal and the third of a hin of oil, against the tenth of an ephah of meal and the fourth of a hin of oil prescribed by the Mosaic law.

14 And thou shalt prepare a meat offering for it every morning, a sixth part of an ephah and a third part of a hin of oil to temper with the fine flour — a meat offering continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the Lord. — the repeated emphasizing of “every morning” shows that the silence as to the evening sacrifice is not a mere oversight of the matter, but that in the new order of worship the evening sacrifice is to be omitted.

15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb and the meat offering and the oil every morning for a continual burnt offering. — “every morning” or “morning by morning”

— again, no mention is made of the evening sacrifice; while some think is included in the morning burnt offering, others think that the true reason is that Christ has appeared once in the evening of the world, and offered up himself; yea, it was literally in the evening, whereby he offered himself a type of the Passover lamb; hence no evening sacrifice is further needed.

16 “‘Thus saith the Lord God: If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons’; it shall be their possession by inheritance. — if the Prince is the Messiah Jesus, the Son, then this verse has problem, as Jesus was known not to have any children. So what do you think?

17 But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; afterward it shall return to the prince. But his inheritance shall be his sons’ for them. — whatever lands of the prince are given to servants, by gift, shall at the year of jubilee revert to the sons of the Prince, who shall repossess them, forasmuch as they are lands of inheritance, and of right belong to the heir.

18 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people’s inheritance by oppression to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession, that My people be not scattered every man from his possession.’”

19 After that he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests which looked toward the north; and behold, there was a place on the two sides westward. — “the holy chambers of the priests” is where the priests shall boil the trespass offering, and the sin offering; this was the priests’ kitchen, in which they prepared the sacrifices that were to be eaten;

20 Then said he unto me, “This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, where they shall bake the meat offering, that they bear them not out into the outer court, to sanctify the people.” — shall boil . . . shall bake; the flesh of all sacrifices except the Passover was by the law required to be boiled, and the unbloody “meat offering,” when not already cooked, was to be baked.

21 Then he brought me forth into the outer court and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and behold, in every corner of the court there was a court. — behold, in every corner of the court there was a court; at every corner, where the side walls met in right angles, there was another little court.

22 In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of forty cubits long and thirty broad. These four corners were of one measure. — of forty cubits long, and thirty broad; an oblong quadrangle;

— these four corners were of one measure; the courts that were in these four corners were of the same measure, as to length and breadth;

23 And there was a row of building round about in them, round about the four, and it was made with boiling places under the rows round about. — and it was made with boiling places under the rows round about; under these rows of building, chambers or sheds; or under these stone walls were furnaces, and coppers, and caldrons, set on them, for the boiling of the sacrifices.

24 Then said he unto me, “These are the places of those who boil, where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the people.” — the “ministers” are the subordinate officials, the Levites; where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the people; these seem to be the Levites, as distinct from the priests before mentioned; though in this prophecy they are both used of the same persons.

$500 Million for Negative China Coverage

•September 6, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Congress Proposes $500 Million for Negative News Coverage of China. It was an increase from an earlier proposed $300 million with an additional $500 million. Desperation shows it’s a sign of a Collapsing Empire.

The effort to counter China’s ‘malign influence’ would fund negative coverage of China’s Belt and Road Initiative—while also beefing up the US’s international lending.

The American Prospect by LEE Harris ~ February 9, 2022 // China Daily ~ February 25, 2022

A tech and manufacturing bill currently moving through Congress allocates $500 million for media outlets to produce journalism for overseas audiences that is critical of China.

America’s state-sponsored 500-million-dollar anti-China Lies and Propaganda

Meant to “combat Chinese disinformation,” the bill would direct funding to the US Agency for Global Media, a US-run foreign media service, as well as local outlets and programs to train foreign journalists.

The America COMPETES Act, just passed by the House, is an industrial policy plan for semiconductor production and supply chain resiliency. It sets aside technology investment funds for everything from high-level research to high school computer science.

If a domestic manufacturing bill seems like the wrong setting for spending on foreign news dispatches, sponsors say it’s a natural fit, since the need to stimulate American production is a matter of competition with Beijing. The sales pitch for reviving global competitiveness has been vivid: The country’s use of forced labor in Xinjiang camps, Nancy Pelosi said last week in a speech on the bill, “hurts American workers who have to compete with slave labor.”

The House version of the legislation, which passed last week, is a companion to the Senate’s more hawkish bill on China competition, USICA, which passed in June of last year. The plan is to merge both bills through a conference committee in the coming weeks.

The bills have titles penned by the Foreign Affairs Committees of each chamber. Both include a section named “Supporting independent media and countering disinformation.”

While both bills stipulate that the US-funded media coverage should be “independent,” that mandate could be at odds with other requirements in the legislation. There is, at the very least, an appearance of conflict. For example, the Senate bill aims to crowd out Chinese investment in developing countries, and also encourages criticism of China’s projects in those markets.

Critics of escalating tensions with Beijing expressed concerns over the push for anti-China coverage, saying it could potentially undermine the credibility of journalists involved in the reporting.

“We welcome support for journalism,” Tobita Chow, the director of Justice Is Global, a group that advocates for a more equitable world economy, told the Prospect. “But if the government is setting out ahead of time in legislation what the conclusion and the point of coverage is going to be, that doesn’t really qualify as genuine journalism.”

USA PROPAGANDA. $500 Million for Negative News Coverage of China

Editorially Independent State-Funded News

The Senate bill aims to produce more anti-China media for regions where it says the Chinese Communist Party and other rivals are ​​promoting “manipulated media markets.” It notes that the sponsored news will be “independent.”

Governments have long funded (relatively) impartial programming, from PBS’s educational shows for children to the titanic British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). But the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which would receive the majority of the media support in this bill package, has a troubled legacy.

A federally funded government agency, USAGM oversees outlets including Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia (RFA), and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). The outlets have sometimes blurred the line between objective news coverage and pro-American propaganda—a distinction that all but dissolved in the Trump years.

After the OCB came under fire for airing a 2018 segment calling the philanthropist George Soros “a nonbelieving Jew of flexible morals,” it conducted an internal review that offers a candid look at US-run foreign media’s mission.

“A primordial rule of successful political messaging and modern marketing is that to influence people, you must usually first establish empathy with them,” the report explains. “OCB’s broadcasts and postings do that far too little. They seek instead to activate overt opposition and hostility to the entirety of the Cuban Revolution.” Instead, the report recommends a subtler approach that could more effectively sway Cuban public opinion.

The Trump administration put a registered lobbyist for Taiwan in control of Radio Free Asia, drawing criticism from journalists who said the outlet’s credibility was tarnished. And staffers at Voice of America wrote in a letter that orders to broadcast a speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were an attempt to “stage a propaganda event.”

Progressive critics said that media funded as part of strategic rivalry with a peer competitor can lose its objectivity, or at least the appearance of objectivity.

US-run broadcast networks have been responsive to changing political currents as recently as last December, when Voice of America expanded coverage in the area and named its network’s first-ever Eastern Europe chief, citing rising tensions with Russia and “the impact of Russia’s and China’s influence throughout the region.”

In light of that history, anti-war activists have been wary of expansions to US-run news networks. While they were careful not to equate reporting by state-funded media in the United States, where robust free-speech laws protect journalists, to heavily censored state media in China, several progressive critics said that media funded as part of strategic rivalry with a peer competitor can lose its objectivity, or at least the appearance of objectivity.

“When the United States funds ‘independent’ media to report critically on China, very serious guardrails must be adhered to so that the US government doesn’t simply appear to be pushing its own form of propaganda and to protect the safety and credibility of reporters who cover China with a critical lens,” one congressional progressive staffer said. “Otherwise, this funding is just an exercise in crude soft-power projection, with many sources at risk of being much more easily dismissed or repressed as pawns of a US geopolitical strategy.”

The staffer added that progressive legislators would push for outlets and journalists receiving US funding or training to disclose that relationship transparently in their reporting.

“The Chinese state’s own attempts to manipulate public opinion overseas tend to backfire,” Jake Werner, a researcher on China at Boston University and co-founder of Justice Is Global, told the Prospect. Although the funding could produce some good journalism, he said, “it would also tend to sow doubt and hostility toward journalists doing critical reporting on China’s activities among key audiences like overseas Chinese.”

Responding to a request for comment, Rohit Mahajan, a spokesperson for Radio Free Asia, referred the Prospect to RFA’s mission statement.

“Radio Free Asia’s journalists do not engage in propaganda,” Mahajan added. “RFA brings fact-based, independent news to millions living in places where authoritarians and elites do everything in their power to silence a free press and free speech.”

Amendment to Limit Production of Propaganda

In the 1970s, following reports that Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty were backed with CIA funds, Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright, a pre-eminent critic of American foreign policy, argued that the “radios … [should] take their rightful place in the graveyard of Cold War relics.” While most of Fulbright’s opposition to US-run broadcasting was unsuccessful, he led a reform effort that restricted the distribution of overseas propaganda material to Americans.

Rep. Edward Zorinsky (D-NE) later extended that reform, arguing that refraining from propagandizing the American people “distinguishes us, as a free society, from the Soviet Union where domestic propaganda is a principal government activity.”

That prohibition, which extended to Radio Free Asia and other USAGM networks, was in place until 2012. An amendment in that year’s defense authorization bill repealed the ban on disseminating propaganda to domestic audiences. A spokesperson for the USAGM (then called the Broadcasting Board of Governors) said at the time that repealing the ban would increase transparency and help the agency reach diaspora groups living in America, such as Somali expats in Minnesota.

Now, progressives concerned about the new enthusiasm for producing reporting critical of competitors are hoping to limit the likelihood that new funding produces propaganda. An amendment to the House bill, introduced by Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX), would prohibit the use of any funds “for publicity or propaganda purposes not authorized by the Congress.”

“The initial goal was to try to revive that long-standing prohibition on propagandizing people in the United States,” Erik Sperling, the executive director of Just Foreign Policy, told the Prospect. Sperling’s group worked on developing the Escobar amendment.

When reached for comment, Sperling said he was surprised to see that language specifying “United States” had been cut from the amendment after he had last seen it. While his organization had only planned to push for the more modest request not to propagandize Americans, he welcomed a more general mandate not to distribute propaganda overseas.

The amendment passed among two dozen Congressional Progressive Caucus amendments to the House legislation. Since a ban on propaganda could be at odds with more hawkish coverage of China, it remains to be seen how it will be reconciled with the bill’s broader priorities. A progressive staffer said it is intended as a “guardrail.”

China Criticism Aimed at Arenas Where US Seeks to Compete

Funding critical news coverage in a bill package that heightens competition with the subjects of that coverage could call into doubt the objectivity of US-run media.

One example is coverage of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Senate bill encourages criticism of the BRI, which it is directly seeking to compete with.

China in recent years has erected ports, bridges, and other public works in countries from Pakistan to Peru. The result is an imperial-scale influence campaign, targeted at developing countries and geostrategic choke points, that has been compared to the Marshall Plan, America’s spending to rebuild Western Europe and contain the Soviet Union after World War II.

Since taking office, President Biden has talked about wresting back turf from China with rival investments, particularly in nearby Latin America and the Caribbean. USICA, the Senate bill, would raise US spending through the Inter-American Development Bank, and introduce “conditionality measures” to block partner countries from borrowing simultaneously from China.

One subtitle of USICA creates a “Countering Chinese Influence Fund” totaling $1.5 billion over a five-year period, with more than a third of funds aimed at media outlets.

The push to counter China, the subtitle explains, should “raise awareness of and increase transparency regarding the negative impact of activities related to the Belt and Road Initiative.” It should also urge “support for market-based alternatives in key economic sectors, such as digital economy, energy, and infrastructure.”

The House and Senate Foreign Affairs Committees did not respond to questions from the Prospect, including on how bill sponsors define “disinformation” and “misinformation.” The terms are not defined in either bill.

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Ezekiel (Ch 43-44)

•September 5, 2022 • 1 Comment

During the Millennium we have an elaborate system of animal sacrifices and other material offerings, along with the faithful observance of New Moons and Sabbaths. And if the Churches teach that these ordinances are for ritual or sacrificial laws, then why are these brought back during the Millenniun? Surely false teachers abound in the land of Israel today, their shepherd and watchmen are blind and misguided!

Ezekiel 43

1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east. — the gate; this was the eastern gate from the precincts to the outer court.

And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east; and His voice was like a noise of many waters, and the earth shined with His glory. — as the Shekinah glory was the peculiar distinction of the old temple, so it was to be in the new in a degree as much more transcendent as the proportions of the new exceeded those of the old;

— the glory of God, the Father, enters the house by the East gate; the sound of his chariot was as the sound of many waters, and his glory lightened the earth; something new in contrast to the Solomon Temple.

The heavens magnify the Glory of God; the Shekinah returning to the Temple in Jerusalem

And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city. And the visions were like the vision that I saw by the River Chebar; and I fell upon my face. — even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city; the city of Jerusalem; not that the prophet destroyed it, or came to destroy it himself, which was to be done, and was done, by the Chaldeans;

— but to foretell the destruction of it; which prediction of his made it as certain as if it was done. So the Targum says, “when I prophesied to destroy the city.”

And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. — the glory of the Lord came into the temple by the way of the gate facing east.

So the Spirit took me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house. — having seen the Shekinah enter by the eastern gate, the prophet, himself a priest, is brought into the into the inner court, and there sees the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle when that was set up in the Temple of Solomon.

And I heard Him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me. — there can be no question that God, the Father Himself, spoke directly to the prophet.

And He said unto me, “Son of man, the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and My holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they nor their kings, by their whoredom nor by the carcasses of their kings in their high places. — and my name shall the house of Israel no more defile, or “profane” or cause to be blasphemed by immoralities, or false doctrines; denoting the holiness of life, purity of doctrine and worship.

In their setting of their threshold by My thresholds, and their post by My posts, and the wall between Me and them, they have even defiled My holy name by their abominations that they have committed. Therefore I have consumed them in Mine anger. — a bit of a flashback; for My holy name have been defiled by their abominations; altars for their idols; therefore I have consumed them in Mine anger.

Now let them put away their whoredom and the carcasses of their kings far from Me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever. — carcasses of their kings; it is supposed that some of their idolatrous kings were buried within the bounds of Solomon’s Temple;

— nor by the carcasses of their kings in their high places; or and “their high places” that is, by both; by the carcasses of their kings being buried in or near the house of God; so the Targum adds, at their death; or by human carcasses being sacrificed to Molech or Milcom, which signifies their kin;

— it was believed that Manasseh and his son, Amon, were buried in their palace garden, the garden of Uzza near the Temple and there had erected monuments to their idols.

10 “Thou son of man, show the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern. — that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; when they shall blush to see what glory their iniquities had ruined, how great losers they were by their sins: or else thus interpret the meaning of these things;

— and let the children of Israel know what a Temple God would erect if only they had obeyed, that so they may be ashamed of their iniquities, which provoked God to cast them off for a while.

11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the house and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof; and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof and all the ordinances thereof, and do them. — the ordinances; rites and orders, rules of governing priests, and their services. These are again repeated in the next words of the verse, which is usual in Scripture, and with this prophet.

— write it in their sight: that it may be remembered, they shall have a draught of it from thy hand, and drawn in their sight, that they may inquire of any particular wherein doubt ariseth.

— that they may keep the whole form thereof: as Moses and Solomon had done, so must the builders of this Temple, frame the whole to the pattern or exemplar set before them;

— again, if the Churches teach that these ordinances are for ritual or sacrificial laws, then why are these brought back during the Millenniun? Surely false teachers abound in the land of Israel today, their shepherd and watchmen are blind and misguided!

“Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see” Isaiah 42:18

“His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark, sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber” Isaiah 56:10

12 This is the law of the house: Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house. — this is the law of the house; “the house” must not be restricted to the Temple proper, consisting of the holy place and the holy of holies, but extended to the whole free space encompassing the outer court, the quadrangular area of three thousand cubits square;

— upon the top of the mountain, perhaps it is meant the nations of Israel, the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house applying the them.

13 “And these are the mesurements of the altar in cubits (the cubit is a cubit and a handbreadth): even the bottom shall be a cubit and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be a span; and this shall be the higher place of the altar. — the altar in Solomon’s Temple was of brass, 20 cubits square, and 10 cubits high (2 Chronicles 4:1), while that in the Tabernacle (of shittim-wood overlaid with brass) had been 5 cubits square, and 3 cubits high (Exodus 27:1);

— that in Herod’s Temple is said to have been 32 cubits square, and 10 cubits high, and was of hewn stone. The dimensions of Ezekiel’s altar seem to have been selected for the symmetry of the numbers in the several parts. In height, although the dimention not given, it exceeded any of the others.

14 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower ledge shall be two cubits and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser ledge even to the greater ledge shall be four cubits and the breadth one cubit.

15 So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upward shall be four horns. — now from hence and upwards were four horns at the four corners of the altar; which denote the strength of God; and that he is accessible to persons that come from all parts, from the four corners of the earth.

16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof. — and the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad; the length of it, from east to west, was twelve cubits; and the breadth, from north to south, was the same; so that it was a proper foursquare.

Ezekiel 43:17: The upper ledge also is square, fourteen cubits long and fourteen cubits wide. All around the altar is a gutter of one cubit with a rim of half a cubit. The steps of the altar should face east, not south as this picture shows.

17 And the ledge shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit, and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.” — and his stairs shall look towards the east; steps to the altar were forbidden by the law of Moses, Exodus 20:26 wherefore, as the height of the altar of Solomon, and so of the second temple, required some way and method of ascent to the top of it, to do the business upon it;

— the Jews had what they call “kibbesh” a way made of earth thrown up, which rose gradually, and led to the top of it, and was about two and thirty cubits long, and sixteen broad; but here steps or stairs are expressly mentioned, which show that this refers to times when the Mosaic laws should be re-established. These stairs were placed eastward, so that those that went up them looked toward the west, toward the Temple; and turned their backs to the east, or rising sun, in direct opposition to the worshippers of the sun, whose faces would be toward the east. 

The steps of the altar facing east, as Scriptures say

18 And He said unto me, “Son of man, thus saith the Lord God: These are the ordinances of the altar on the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon and to sprinkle blood thereon. — to sprinkle blood thereon, according to the law of a burnt sacrifice, Leviticus 1:5.

19 And thou shalt give to the priests, the Levites who are of the seed of Zadok, who approach Me to minister unto Me, saith the Lord God, a young bullock for a sin offering. — for a sin offering; the sprinkling of his blood on the horns of the altar is still needed to make an atonement for sins, and to reconcile the person that brought the sacrifice.

20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it and on the four corners of the ledge and upon the border round about; thus shalt thou cleanse and purge it.

21 Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place of the house, outside the sanctuary. — this was done outside the gate, outside the camp where the Temple stood.

22 And on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they cleansed it with the bullock. — and on the second day thou shalt offer a kid of the goats without blemish “for a sin offering” this time it is “a kid of the goats without blemish” as commanded.

23 When thou hast made an end of cleansing it, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish and a ram out of the flock without blemish. — there was, on each of the seven days, a burnt-offering of a bullock and a ram, preceded by a “sin-offereng of a bullock” on the first day, and of a “kid of the goats” on the other days.

24 And thou shalt offer them before the Lord, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the Lord. — when thou hast made an end of cleansing it; the altar, by the sacrifices of the bullock and the kid, on the first and second days;

— then, on the third day, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish; all these sacrifices was to be pure and perfect.

— and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the Lord; throughout the whole seven days of the consecration and cleansing of the altar.

25 Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin offering; they shall also prepare a young bullock and a ram out of the flock, without blemish. — seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin offering; by this it appears that the altar was seven days a consecrating and cleansing; and that on each day a goat “for a sin offering” was prepared and offered as before observed.

26 Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it, and they shall consecrate themselves. — and they shall consecrate themselves: the priests shall consecrate themselves or devote themselves to the service of the Temple.

The Glory of God, the Shekinah entering by the eastern gate of the Temple

27 And when these days are expired, it shall be that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord God.” — upon the eighth day, which begins a new week and it is probable the first of these seven days for sacrifice might be the Sabbath, and end on our Friday; however, the first week is spent in solemn consecration of altar and priests; all weeks after are to have, day by day, the usual appointed sacrifices;

— “and I will accept you” doesn’t sound like it would be merely a memorial; but a commandment as in Ezekiel 20:40 For in Mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve Me. There will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.

— I will accept you with your sweet savor when I bring you out from the people and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the Gentiles, Ezekiel 20:41;

— actually the offerings and sacrifices in the two verses above are flashforwards, after “For in Mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel,” beginning of Ezekiel 20:40;

— thus unless proven to the contrary, this read like these sacrifices and offerings will go on throughout each and every week, that is, it will be statutary and a required commandment throughout the Millennium.

Ezekiel 44

1 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outer sanctuary which looketh toward the east, and it was shut. — the gate of the outward sanctuary; this is better rendered, the outer gate of the sanctuary;

— the prophet Ezekiel had been in the inner court, or court of the priests, where the altar stood, and is now brought back to the eastern gate of the outer court. He finds it shut, but when he was there before, it was open; for he saw the glory of the Lord enter into the house by the way of it; but now it was shut, 

Then said the Lord unto me, “This gate shall be shut. It shall not be opened and no man shall enter in by it, because the Lord, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it; therefore it shall be shut. — shall not be opened, i.e. shall not ordinarily stand open, but be shut till occasion requires it should sometimes be opened.

— no man; none of the common ordinary sort of people, or none but the prince, God’s agent and the ministering priests. Contrast this with the Temple of old (whether Temple or tabernacle), in which the east gate stood always open; perhaps to express the idea that the glory of God should no more depart from the Temple, but abide in it forever. 

It is for the Prince; the Prince shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD. He shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate and shall go out by the way of the same.” — the Prince (nā·śî); Christians and Rabbis understood this to refer to the Messiah, and the Prince shall sit to eat bread before the Father.

— a parallel scene is found in Psalm 110:1 The LORD said unto my Lord (the Son, the Messiah), “Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool.”

Then he brought me the way of the north gate before the house. And I looked, and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord; and I fell upon my face. — and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD; as he had seen at the eastern gate, Ezekiel 43:2.

And the Lord said unto me, “Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the Lord and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary. — mark well; or, “set thine heart” be attentive, Ezekiel, to what is about to be said, as being of great concern and importance concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof.

And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, ‘Thus saith the Lord God: O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations, — thus saith the Lord God, O ye house of Israel, let it suite you of all your abominations; that is, let the abominations you have committed, will worship and superstition, paying a regard to the false doctrines and commandments of men, be sufficient; stop and proceed no further; relinquish those things which are so abominable in my sight.

in that ye have brought into My sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to pollute it, even My house, when ye offer My bread, the fat and the blood; and they have broken My covenant because of all your abominations. — strangers; foreigners and heathens, who had their idols in the very courts of the Temple, and there worshipped their idols;

— uncircumcised in heart; the worst of them, profane and impious; uncircumcised in flesh: no uncircumcised one should come into the court of the Temple, but you have brought them into the very sanctuary at the times of worship;

And ye have not kept charge of Mine holy things; but ye have set keepers of My charge in My sanctuary for yourselves. — Tobiah, an Ammonite official (possibly a governor of Ammon, was allowed by the High Priest Eliashib Tobiah to lease the storerooms of the Temple to him, so that a stranger could conduct business in the newly constructed Temple; (more on Tobiah colluding with Eliashib the high priest in the Temple at the end).

“‘Thus saith the Lord God: No stranger, uncircumcised in heart nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into My sanctuary, or any stranger that is among the children of Israel. — these were great sins before the Lord, as Tobiah was a stranger, “uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh,” and as storerooms were intended for the Israelites’ grain offerings, incense, temple articles and the tithes of grain, new wine and oil meant for the work of the Temple and the Temple workers themselves.

10 And the Levites that have gone away far from Me when Israel went astray, who went astray away from Me after their idols, they shall even bear their iniquity. — the influence of Tobiah corrupted the Levites and the priesthood, where they went astray and later emerged as the Sadducees administering the Temple service.

11 Yet they shall be ministers in My sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house and ministering to the house. They shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.

12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity, therefore have I lifted up Mine hand against them, saith the Lord God, and they shall bear their iniquity. — “and they shall bear their iniquity” was implemented ib AD 70; so which sects went into their death?

— these sects of the Jews faced their days of vengeance and disappeared in the AD 70 inferno: All Sadducees, Herodians, Boethusians, Essenes, together with the House of Shammai Pharisees and those of its military arm, the Zealots. They all ministered before their idols and faced their days of vengeance and disappeared from history. Were they receiving their judgement?

— but history recorded only two sects that escaped the inferno of AD 70: (1) The Christians, known as Nazarenes in Acts 24:5. They escaped to a northern town called Pella, west of the Jordan River;

— (2) some Pharisees, those of the House of Hillel. They were headed by a Pharisaic rabbi, Johanan ben Zakkai, the head of the Sanhedrin, who escaped to Yavne and, later, his followers re-emerged as Rabbinic Jews, who established the Hillel Calendar, which was revealed by Hillel II in about AD 359 concerning the rules of the calendar.

13 And they shall not come near unto Me to do the office of a priest unto Me, nor to come near to any of My holy things in the Most Holy Place; but they shall bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed. — they shall be dealt with according to their abominations, i.e. their apostacy and idolatry, hence all the Sadducees, Herodians, Boethusians and Essenes faced their judgement and disappeared from history.

14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house for all the service thereof and for all that shall be done therein. — but I will make them keepers of the charge of the house; to be watchmen, Levites and priests; to administer the Temple, to open and shut the doors of it; to sweep and keep it clean;

— to administer the Feasts, the Passover; to all these, he must first of all be circumcised; (Exodus 12:43-44).

15 But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok that kept the charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near to Me to minister unto Me, and they shall stand before Me to offer unto Me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord God. — some Pharisees, those of the House of Hillel;

— they escaped to Yavne and, later, his followers re-emerged as Rabbinic Jews, who established the Hillel Calendar, which was revealed by Hillel II in about AD 359 concerning the rules of the calendar.

16 They shall enter into My sanctuary, and they shall come near to My table to minister unto Me, and they shall keep My charge. — these are the Rabbinic Jews, of the tribe of Levi; and for priests, of the sons of Aaron.

17 And it shall come to pass that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them while they minister in the gates of the inner court and within. — these are from them priests who were of the tribe of Levi, of the sons of Aaron, whom the Lord chose and separated to minister unto him.

18 They shall have linen headdresses upon their heads and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat. — these regulations as to the priests’ services; their garments are defined and various rules prescribed in the Law are repeated with some additions in order to denote additional care to avoid uncleanness.

19 And when they go forth into the outer court, even into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments. — they shall put off their garments; this requirement that the priests shall wear their official dress only when engaged in official duty, putting it on when they entered the inner court, and putting it off when they went out, which is only implied in Exodus and Leviticus, but is here expressly enjoined.

20 Neither shall they shave their heads nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only trim the hair of their heads. — their locks to grow long; the law forbade the shaving of the head (Leviticus 21:5), but only condemned letting the hair grow long by implication, providing for it in the exceptional case of the Nazarite vow.

21 Neither shall any priest drink wine when they enter into the inner court. — neither shall any priest drink wine, that is, as in Leviticus 10:9, “lest ye die. It shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations.”

22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow nor her that is put away; but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow who had a priest before. — in regard both to marriage the Levitical law made a broad distinction between the ordinary priest and the high priest. The former was only forbidden to marry a divorced woman (Leviticus 21:7), but was allowed to marry a widow; the latter could marry only a virgin of Israel.

23 And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. — and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean; impure thoughts, doctrines, and manners, and those which are agreeable to the word of God; the sense is, that they shall take pains to instruct persons in the knowledge of divine things, and shall do it truly, faithfully, and sincerely.

24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment, and they shall judge it according to My judgments; and they shall keep My laws and My statutes in all Mine assemblies, and they shall hallow My Sabbaths. — and in controversy they shall stand in judgement; when any controversy arises among them concerning the law, this shall be carried into a court, and there heard, tried, judged and determined;

— and they shall hallow My Sabbaths, not a pagan Sunday; such times as are appointed for divine worship; these they shall be kept holy. And those who profame the true Sabbaths will be put to death; “for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people,” Exodus 31:14.

25 And they shall come near no dead person to defile themselves; but for father or for mother, or for son or for daughter, for brother or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves. — they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves; whosoever touched a dead body became legally unclean, (Numbers 19:11,) and thereby was disqualified for attending upon God’s worship in the Temple, Leviticus 22:3.

26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days. — seven days; that is, seven days shall be reckoned from the time of his cleansing, before he enters on public service again: according to the old law, seven days were reckoned from the defilement to the purification;

— here seven more are numbered after the purification is made; and therefore, this is a new law or rule, is to be observed during the Millennium.

27 And on the day that he goeth into the sanctuary unto the inner court to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, saith the Lord God. — and in the day that the high priest goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, saith the Lord GOD;

— yes, verse 44:27 says the high priest still offers his sin offering.

28 “‘And it shall be unto them for an inheritance. I am their inheritance, and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession. — the priests were to be supported by the tithes given to God, and by their portion of the offerings made to Him.

29 They shall eat the meat offering and the sin offering and the trespass offering, and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.

30 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest’s. Ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house. — that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house; that is, that he, the priest or minister of the word, that partakes of the above things, and is comfortably provided for and supported, may pray to the Lord for such who liberally contribute to him;

— that a blessing may come and abide upon them and their families, and prosperity and success may attend them in their worldly business and employments of life;

31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself or torn, whether it be fowl or beast. — same as in Leviticus 22:8; the same law was binding upon all the Israelites, Leviticus 17:15.

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More on Tobiah colluding with Eliashib the high priest in the Temple – Nehemiah 13:4-9

4 And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied unto Tobiah.

5 And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where previously they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense and the vessels and the tithes of the corn, the new wine and the oil, which were commanded to be given to the Levites and the singers and the gatekeepers, and the offerings of the priests.

6 But in all this time I was not at Jerusalem; for in the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I came unto the king, and after certain days I obtained leave from the king.

7 And I came to Jerusalem and learned of the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah in preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.

8 And it grieved me sore; therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber.

9 Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers; and thither I brought back the vessels of the house of God, with the meat offering and the frankincense.

Britain stole $45 trillion from India

•September 4, 2022 • 2 Comments

How Britain stole $45 trillion from India; now with the Queen’s death, it has been reported that the Windsor family or the British Royalty has amassed a total of $25 trillion in their estates. How much of these were robed or stolen when Britannia rules the waves? (for more, see King Luxury)

“Because thou hast despoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee” Habakkuk

Aljazeera by Jason Hickel ~ December 13, 2018

There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India – as horrible as it may have been – was not of any major economic benefit to Britain itself. If anything, the administration of India was a cost to Britain. So the fact that the empire was sustained for so long – the story goes – was a gesture of Britain’s benevolence.

New research by the renowned economist Utsa Patnaik – published by Columbia University Press – deals a crushing blow to this narrative. Drawing on nearly two centuries of detailed data on tax and trade, Patnaik calculated that Britain drained a total of nearly $45 trillion from India during the period 1765 to 1938. 

It’s a staggering sum. For perspective, $45 trillion is 17 times more than the total annual gross domestic product of the United Kingdom today.

How did this come about?

It happened through the trade system. Prior to the colonial period, Britain bought goods like textiles and rice from Indian producers and paid for them in the normal way – mostly with silver – as they did with any other country. But something changed in 1765, shortly after the East India Company took control of the subcontinent and established a monopoly over Indian trade.

Among artifacts looted from India, this priceless Koh-i-Noor diamond was originally plundered in 1849 and set in the Crown of the Queen Mother

Here’s how it worked. The East India Company began collecting taxes in India, and then cleverly used a portion of those revenues (about a third) to fund the purchase of Indian goods for British use. In other words, instead of paying for Indian goods out of their own pocket, British traders acquired them for free, “buying” from peasants and weavers using money that had just been taken from them.

It was a scam – theft on a grand scale. Yet most Indians were unaware of what was going on because the agent who collected the taxes was not the same as the one who showed up to buy their goods. Had it been the same person, they surely would have smelled a rat.

Twitters users from India, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan are scrambling for the return of the cursed Koh-i-Noor Diamond, an idol with a reputation for bringing misfortune, catastrophe and bloodshed to any man who wears it. Although the Imperial State Crown doesn’t have a precise value, due to its extensive list of priceless gems, jewellery experts estimate the crown to be worth an eye-watering £3 billion to £5 billion.

Some of the stolen goods were consumed in Britain, and the rest were re-exported elsewhere. The re-export system allowed Britain to finance a flow of imports from Europe, including strategic materials like iron, tar and timber, which were essential to Britain’s industrialisation. Indeed, the Industrial Revolution depended in large part on this systematic theft from India.

On top of this, the British were able to sell the stolen goods to other countries for much more than they “bought” them for in the first place, pocketing not only 100 percent of the original value of the goods but also the markup.

After the British Raj took over in 1858, colonisers added a special new twist to the tax-and-buy system. As the East India Company’s monopoly broke down, Indian producers were allowed to export their goods directly to other countries. But Britain made sure that the payments for those goods nonetheless ended up in London. 

How did this work? Basically, anyone who wanted to buy goods from India would do so using special Council Bills – a unique paper currency issued only by the British Crown. And the only way to get those bills was to buy them from London with gold or silver. So traders would pay London in gold to get the bills, and then use the bills to pay Indian producers. When Indians cashed the bills in at the local colonial office, they were “paid” in rupees out of tax revenues – money that had just been collected from them. So, once again, they were not in fact paid at all; they were defrauded.

Meanwhile, London ended up with all of the gold and silver that should have gone directly to the Indians in exchange for their exports.

Shashi Tharoor’s Stirring Speech at Oxford Union Goes Viral: “The Sun never set on the British Empire because even God couldn’t trust the British in the Dark.”

This corrupt system meant that even while India was running an impressive trade surplus with the rest of the world – a surplus that lasted for three decades in the early 20th century – it showed up as a deficit in the national accounts because the real income from India’s exports was appropriated in its entirety by Britain. 

Some point to this fictional “deficit” as evidence that India was a liability to Britain. But exactly the opposite is true. Britain intercepted enormous quantities of income that rightly belonged to Indian producers. India was the goose that laid the golden egg. Meanwhile, the “deficit” meant that India had no option but to borrow from Britain to finance its imports. So the entire Indian population was forced into completely unnecessary debt to their colonial overlords, further cementing British control. 

Britain used the windfall from this fraudulent system to fuel the engines of imperial violence – funding the invasion of China in the 1840s and the suppression of the Indian Rebellion in 1857. And this was on top of what the Crown took directly from Indian taxpayers to pay for its wars. As Patnaik points out, “the cost of all Britain’s wars of conquest outside Indian borders were charged always wholly or mainly to Indian revenues.” 

And that’s not all. Britain used this flow of tribute from India to finance the expansion of capitalism in Europe and regions of European settlement, like Canada and Australia. So not only the industrialisation of Britain but also the industrialisation of much of the Western world was facilitated by extraction from the colonies.

Patnaik identifies four distinct economic periods in colonial India from 1765 to 1938, calculates the extraction for each, and then compounds at a modest rate of interest (about 5 percent, which is lower than the market rate) from the middle of each period to the present. Adding it all up, she finds that the total drain amounts to $44.6 trillion. This figure is conservative, she says, and does not include the debts that Britain imposed on India during the Raj.

These are eye-watering sums. But the true costs of this drain cannot be calculated. If India had been able to invest its own tax revenues and foreign exchange earnings in development – as Japan did – there’s no telling how history might have turned out differently. India could very well have become an economic powerhouse. Centuries of poverty and suffering could have been prevented.

All of this is a sobering antidote to the rosy narrative promoted by certain powerful voices in Britain. The conservative historian Niall Ferguson has claimed that British rule helped “develop” India. While he was prime minister, David Cameron asserted that British rule was a net help to India.

This narrative has found considerable traction in the popular imagination: according to a 2014 YouGov poll, 50 percent of people in Britain believe that colonialism was beneficial to the colonies.

Yet during the entire 200-year history of British rule in India, there was almost no increase in per capita income. In fact, during the last half of the 19th century – the heyday of British intervention – income in India collapsed by half. The average life expectancy of Indians dropped by a fifth from 1870 to 1920. Tens of millions died needlessly of policy-induced famine.

Britain didn’t develop India. Quite the contrary – as Patnaik’s work makes clear – India developed Britain.

Dr Shashi Tharoor – Looking Back at the British Raj in India· by The University of Edinburgh: Speaking of unwanted immigrants in the UK today, “We are here because you were there.”

What does this require of Britain today? An apology? Absolutely. Reparations? Perhaps – although there is not enough money in all of Britain to cover the sums that Patnaik identifies. In the meantime, we can start by setting the story straight. We need to recognise that Britain retained control of India not out of benevolence but for the sake of plunder and that Britain’s industrial rise didn’t emerge sui generis from the steam engine and strong institutions, as our schoolbooks would have it, but depended on violent theft from other lands and other peoples.

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Many in the United Kingdom believe Russia was and some still believe it is the main threat of their kingdom. Others, like John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, give incredible speeches around the world saying China is the main enemy. And Mearsheimer emphasizes the United States are protected by fish to the left and fish to the right, but he foolishly negate to address America’s broken border in the South; and that the Scriptures say that House of Israel’s main “enemy” comes from the South:

And let’s have a look at some Scriptures:

Ezekiel 20:45 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

46 “Son of man, set thy face toward the South, and drop thy word toward the South, and prophesy against the forest of the Southland.

47 And say to the forest of the South: ‘Hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee and every dry tree. The flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the South to the North shall be burned therein.

48 And all flesh shall see that I, the Lord, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched.’”

49 Then said I, “Ah, Lord God! They say of me, ‘Doth he not speak parables?’”

Ezekiel 21:1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

2 “Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel;

3 and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My Sword out of his sheath and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My Sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the South to the North,

5 that all flesh may know that I, the Lord, have drawn forth My Sword out of his sheath. It shall not return any more.’

The Scriptures above are shrouded in cryptic languages and so the Qs are: how would such scenarios be played out? The current Russia/Ukraine and China/Taiwan arises are just two major distractions, but more importantly, who are these enemies the Prophet Ezekiel identifies coming from the SOUTH, and how would God says He will kindle a fire and “all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee?”

For the Scriptures had said:

Because thou hast despoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall despoil thee, because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein,” Habakkuk 2:8

Poland to sue for €1.3 trillion

•September 3, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Poland to sue for €1.3 trillion from Germany over WWII in reparations

Euronews ~ September 1, 2022 // RT ~ September 1, 2022

Update: RT Poland passes reparations bill through Parliament ~ September 14, 2022

The Polish government on Thursday estimated the financial cost of World War II losses under Nazi occupation at €1.3 trillion and said it would “ask Germany to negotiate these reparations.”

“It’s a significant sum of 6.2 trillion” zlotys, Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, told a conference.

Polish Army Veterans attend a wreath-laying ceremony marking national observances of the anniversary of WWII in Warsaw

“We not only prepared the report but we have also taken the decision as to the further steps,” Kaczynski said during the report’s presentation, announcing that Warsaw intends to officially request reparations from Germany, which he described as a “long and not… easy path.”

The sum was announced at the release of a report on the cost of years of Nazi German occupation. Some 30 historians, economists and other experts have been working on the document since 2017.

The country’s right-wing government says Poland has not been compensated by Germany while Berlin argues compensation was paid to East Bloc nations in the years after the war.

Nazi German occupation of Poland began 83 years ago and lasted until the end of the war in May 1945.

President Andrzej Duda said the war was “one of the most terrible tragedies in our history” at a remembrance event near Gdansk.

“Not only because it took our freedom, not only because it took our state from us, but also because this war meant millions of victims among Poland’s citizens and irreparable losses to our homeland and our nation,” Duda said.

Dietmar Nietan, the German government’s official for German-Polish cooperation, said in a statement that 1 September “remains a day of guilt and shame for Germany that reminds us time and again not to forget the crimes carried out by Germany” that are the “darkest chapter in our history” and still affect bilateral relations.

Reconciliation offered by people in Poland is “the basis on which we can look toward the future together in a united Europe,” Nietan said.

Poland’s government rejects a 1953 declaration by the country’s then-communist leaders, under pressure from the Soviet Union, agreeing not to make any further claims on Germany.

An opposition lawmaker, Grzegorz Schetyna, said the report is just a “game in the internal politics” and insists Poland needs to build good relations with Berlin.

Some six million of Poland’s citizens, including three million Jews, were killed in the war and its industry, infrastructure and culture suffered huge losses.

Ezekiel (Ch 41-42)

•September 2, 2022 • 1 Comment

The start of the Millennium begins with the building of the Temple. What we have here is a very detailed description of a magnificent physical Temple, somewhat loosely patterned after the Temple of Solomon, only much larger, complete with special living quarters for priests and Levites, and an elaborate system of animal sacrifices and other material offerings, along with the faithful observance of New Moons and Sabbaths, the whole picture rivaling the Book of Leviticus itself.

Ezekiel 41

This is a continuation of the description of the Temple in Chapter 40, where the Outer and Inner Courts, plus other details, were presented and measured:

Afterward he brought me to the temple and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle. — after the prophet had observed the courts, he was brought to the temple; the posts of six cubits broad; each cubit consisting of about one and a half foot, or eighteen inches, or one half-yard.

And the breadth of the door was ten cubits; and the sides of the door were five cubits on the one side and five cubits on the other side; and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits, and the breadth, twenty cubits. — the length thereof, forty cubits; these are exactly the dimensions of the Holy Place in Solomon’s Temple. The measurements are internal, the same as in the Temple of Solomon.  

Then went he inward and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six cubits; and the breadth of the door, seven cubits. — went he inward; here is a noticeable change in the usual expression; in all other cases the angel had brought the prophet to the places to be measured;

— but as he is here entering the Holy of Holies, into which, under the law, Ezekiel might not enter, because the holy of holies was not to be entered even by a priest like Ezekiel, but only by the high priest once a year; the angel goes in alone.

So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple. And he said unto me, “This is the Most Holy Place.” — holy of holies; it was an exact square, as was Solomon’s, 1 Kings 6:20.

After that, he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the breadth of every side chamber, four cubits, round about the house on every side. — the wall of the house, six cubits, the thickness of the wall is the same with that of the wall of the outer court (Ezekiel 40:5), about ten feet. Great massiveness is characteristic of the Temple, to set forth the firmness and security of the things symbolised.

And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the side chambers round about, that they might have support, but they had no support in the wall of the house. — there were three storeys of chambers one above the other, and this was repeated thirty times, giving thirty chambers in each storey, or ninety in all;

— these chambers were exactly like those surrounding Solomon’s Temple, except that they were one cubit narrower, and the description of them is made clearer by a comparison with 1 Kings 6:5-10

And there was an enlarging and a winding about still upward to the side chambers; for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house. Therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the middle chamber. — there was an increase in the width of each storey of the side chambers by the distance which the wall receded, as is expressly said in 1 Kings 6:6; but whether there was a corresponding recession in the thickness of the outer wall of the chambers is not stated;

— it is also plain that the side chambers surrounded the house; and that the two upper storeys were reached by a winding staircase (w [Ezekiel 40:44-49]).

I saw also the height of the house round about; the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits. — the Temple, as has been already said (Ezekiel 40:49), was entered by a flight of steps leading up to the porch, and the “house round and side chambers” were therefore on a lower level than the Temple.

The thickness of the wall, which was for the side chamber outside, was five cubits; and that which was left was the place of the side chambers that were within. — the thickness of the wall, which was for the side chambers without, was five cubits; this is the outward wall of the chambers, north and south, which was five cubits thick, made of stone.

10 And between the chambers was the wideness of twenty cubits round about the house on every side. — there was a space of twenty cubits between the foundation on which the chambers and the Temple stood and the wall of the court on all three sides on which the chambers extended.

11 And the doors of the side chambers were toward the place that was left, one door toward the north and another door toward the south; and the breadth of the place that was left was five cubits round about. — we may now sum up the measurements of the Temple with its chambers and surrounding space. The wall, 6 cubits; the chambers, 4; their outer wall, 5; the platform beyond, 5; the space beyond this, 20 (6 + 4 + 5 + 5 + 20 = 40);

— this was on each side, and therefore is to be doubled, making 80 cubits; to this add the 20 cubits of the inner width of the Temple, and we have exactly the 100 cubits, the width of the inner court. In the same way the length: here the porch is considered as belonging to the court, and with it the front wall of the Temple, the thickness of which is included in the length of the porch.

— beginning then at the inside of the outer walls, we have the inner length of Temple, 60 cubits; rear wall, 6; chambers, 4; outer wall, 5; platform, 5; space, 20; in all, 100 cubits. thus making an exact square.

12 Now the building fronting the separate place at the end toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building was five cubits thick round about and the length thereof ninety cubits. — this building was to the west of the temple, at which end stood the holy of holies, and this near to that; it was seventy cubits broad; and the length thereof ninety cubits.

13 So he measured the house, a hundred cubits long; and the separate place and the building with the walls thereof, a hundred cubits long; — the house; the whole Temple, oracle, sanctuary, and porch, with the walls;

— the length was ninety cubits, which, adding as before the thickness of the walls, gives 100 cubits in length, from north to south; the whole temple-building was 500 cubits from west to east, and from north to south, 500 cubits.

14 also the breadth of the face of the house and of the separate place toward the east, a hundred cubits. — toward the east; the separate place was measured on its eastern side, for the western was not approachable for the purpose of measurement

— the whole temple-building was 500 cubits from west to east, and from north to south, 500 cubits.

15 And he measured the length of the building opposite the separate place which was behind it, and the galleries thereof on the one side and on the other side, a hundred cubits, with the inner temple and the porches of the court.

16 the doorposts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories opposite the door, ceiled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows (and the windows were covered), — the door posts and the narrow windows; of the inner temple or holy of holies; for this is what is last mentioned; of the door posts of it, see Ezekiel 41:3, in the holy of holies;

— both in Moses’s tabernacle, and Solomon’s temple, were no windows; Yehovah dwelt in thick darkness, 1 Kings 8:12, but in this inner temple, the holy of holies.

17 to the space above the door, even unto the inner house and outside, and by all the wall round about within and without, by measure. — over above the door …”within and without” was “by measure.” This asserts that all the overlaying was done by careful measurement.

18 And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had two faces, — the cherubim are represented each with two faces, but in Ezekiel 1 and 10, they have each four faces.

19 so that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side; it was made through all the house round about. — a man’s face toward the palm on this side, and a lion’s face toward the palm on that side: thus was it made round about the whole house.

20 From the ground unto above the door were cherubims and palm trees made, and on the wall of the temple. — it remains obscure whether it be the “door” of the holiest or that of the holy place to which he refers, or both.

21 The posts of the temple were squared, and also the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the appearance of the other. — the door-frames of both were square and just alike.

22 The altar of wood was three cubits high and the length thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof and the length thereof and the walls thereof were of wood. And he said unto me, “This is the table that is before the Lord.”

— the altar of burnt offering in Solomon’s temple was of brass (2 Chronicles 4:1), and in the tabernacle of shittim wood (Exodus 27:1); the altar of incense in the tabernacle (Exodus 30:1) and in Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 7:48) was constructed of wood overlaid with gold, but in this temple only of wood.

— the altar had corners, probably somewhat raised, but may or may not look like horns.

23 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.

24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves: two leaves for the one door and two leaves for the other door. — each had a double or two-leaved door; the doors of the holy place and the holiest.

— the temple or holy place and the holiest had each a two-leaved door; and each of the leaves was again divided into two leaves.

25 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple, cherubims and palm trees, as were made upon the walls; and there were thick planks upon the face of the porch outside. — cherubim and palm trees, like as were made on the walls; the doors of both places had the same decorations as the walls of each;

— and there were thick planks upon the face of the porch outdifr; on the outward front of the porch were some thick wainscot boards, which projected as a cover to the entrance into it. 

26 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch, and upon the side chambers of the house, and thick planks. — it is to be observed that in these outer parts of the Temple only palm trees were used in the ornamentation, the cherubim being reserved for the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies.

— the description of the Temple proper is now finished, and it is noticeable how very little is said of its interior furniture and arrangements; there is no mention at all of that profuse overlaying with gold so characteristic of Solomon’s Temple; nothing is said of the candlestick, or the table of show-bread; even the ark itself, that climax of Israel’s symbolic worship, is not mentioned. 

Ezekiel 42

1 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, the way toward the north; and he brought me into the chamber that was opposite the separate place and which was before the building toward the north. — then he brought me forth into the outer court; outer with respect to the temple itself, or the outer part of the court, which court was that of the priests.

Along the length of a hundred cubits was the north door, and the breadth was fifty cubits. — he brought me “before” a row of chambers 100 cubits long, east and west. “The door” of which lay on the north side of the chambers. The priests entered from the outer court; the breadth of this block of chambers was fifty cubits, north and south Ezekiel 42:8.

Opposite the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and opposite the pavement which was for the outer court, was gallery upon gallery in three stories.

And before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits breadth inward, a way of one cubit, and their doors toward the north.

Now the upper chambers were shorter; for the galleries were higher than these — than the lower and than the middlemost of the building.

For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts; therefore the upper building was narrowed more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

And the wall that was outside opposite the chambers, toward the outer court on the forepart of the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.

For the length of the chambers that were in the outer court was fifty cubits; and lo, those before the temple were a hundred cubits.

And from under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as one goeth into them from the outer court.

10 The chambers were within the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, opposite the separate place and opposite the building.

11 And the walk before them was like the appearance of the chambers which were toward the north, as long as they and as broad as they; and all their exits were both according to their fashions, and according to their doors.

12 And according to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door in the head of the walk, the passage directly before the wall toward the east as one entereth into them.

13 Then said he unto me, “The north chambers and the south chambers, which are in front of the separate place, they are holy chambers where the priests who approach unto the Lord shall eat the most holy things. There shall they lay the most holy things, and the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; for the place is holy.

— the north chambers, and the south chambers; namely, those described in the foregoing part of the chapter; they be holy chambers, where the priests shall eat the most holy things;

— the show- bread, the remainder of the meat-offering, sin-offering, and trespass- offering, are expressly called the most holy things, Leviticus 6:14; Leviticus 6:17; Leviticus 24:9; and are distinguished from the holy things, such as the peace- offerings, first-fruits, and tithes, Leviticus 21:22. These were to be eaten within the precincts of the temple, by the direction of the Levitical law. There shall they lay the most holy things;

— these rooms were likewise set apart for laying up the remainder of the sacrifices, till they were eaten by the priests and their families, Leviticus 10:13; Leviticus 22:13;

— if the Churches teach that these activities are for ritual or sacrificial laws, then why are these brought back during the Millenniun? Surely false teachers abound, their shepherd and watchmen are misguided!

“Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see” Isaiah 42:18

“His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark, sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber” Isaiah 56:10

14 When the priests enter therein, then shall they not go out of the holy place into the outer court; but there they shall lay their garments wherein they minister, for they are holy; and they shall put on other garments and shall approach those things which are for the people.”

— same thing with garments; but there they shall lay their garments when on duty, for they are holy; these signify the robe of righteousness and garments of purity, that fine linen, clean and white, which is the righteousness of the saints; and fitly represented by the linen garments of the priests, in which they ministered in their office, and were like them holy, pure, and spotless; in these only saints appear before God.

15 Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.

16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds with the measuring reed round about.

17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds with the measuring reed round about.

18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.

19 He turned about to the west side and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.

20 He measured it on the four sides; it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place. — this vast enclosure on all sides was a wall, a massive wall surrounding the outer court; the object of this enclosure was to protect the sanctity of the Temple and its courts, “to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place”

— the Precincts; the Temple and its courts were surrounded by an area of exact dimensions 3,000 cubits (1,500 yards) square.

Prof Jeffrey Sachs on Covid Cover-Up

•September 1, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Prof Jeffrey Sachs on the Covid Origins Cover-Up

Unz Review / August 29, 2022

Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University stands as a pillar of America’s academic establishment, and even as far back as three decades ago, the New York Times had already hailed him as one of the world’s most important figures in his field. He currently serves as director of his university’s Center for Sustainable Development, and over the years he has published a multitude of articles and columns on a very wide range of public policy issues.

Given that background, it was hardly surprising that the Lancet, a top medical journal, named him chairman of the Covid Commission, established to investigate all aspects of the massive disease epidemic that has devastated the world since early 2020 and killed well over a million Americans.

“I chaired the commission for the Lancet for 2 years on Covid. I’m pretty convinced it came out of a US lab of biotechnology […] We don’t know for sure but there is enough evidence. [However] it’s not being investigated, not in the US, not anywhere.” Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

Yet over the last few months, Prof. Sachs has broken ranks with America’s ruling political and media elites, and courageously begun to speak his mind on the origins of the outbreak.

In May he co-authored a major paper in the prestigious PNAS journal, pointing to the very strong evidence that the Covid virus had been bioengineered, being the product of a laboratory instead of nature, and he called for an independent investigation into its true source.

The following month, he was even more forthright in his statements at a small think-tank gathering in Spain, and at the beginning of July a short clip of those remarks went super-viral, retweeted out more than 11,000 times and accumulating over than a million views.

“I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel; there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled” Hosea 6:10

Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth, except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,” saith the Lord. Amos 9:8

UK’s Crumbling Navy Power 

•August 31, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Failing to revive a crumbling empire, UK’s newest and largest aircraft carrier, broke down again on the 2nd day of a mission to the US

RT / August 29, 2022 // BBC / August 29, 2022

$3.5bn UK aircraft carrier breaks down again

The stricken HMS Prince of Wales suffered a “mechanical issue,” the Royal Navy says

Six shipyards were involved in the building of HMS Prince of Wales at a cost of £3bn

Britain’s biggest ship and the second of the Royal Navy’s two aircraft carriers, HMS Prince of Wales, has broken down shortly after embarking on a cross-Atlantic aviation trial.

The carrier “remains in the South Coast Exercise Area while conducting investigations into an emerging mechanical issue,” the Royal Navy’s spokesperson said in a statement to the media on Sunday.

The incident occurred just one day after the vessel left Portsmouth for what the Royal Navy described as “a landmark mission to shape the future of stealth jet and drone operations.”

The UK Defence Journal cited a source as saying divers discovered that the ship’s propeller shaft appeared to be damaged.

Built at a cost of £3bn, this isn’t the first time that the 65,000-ton vessel has suffered technical issues since it entered service in 2019. At the end of 2020, it was stranded in Portsmouth after a flooded engine room led to electrical damage.

The carrier, which has a crew of 1,600, spent fewer than 90 days at sea during its first two years of service after suffering multiple leaks, according to The Guardian.

“Britain is lucky this landmark event happened near home. Imagine the embarrassment if this had happened in the South China Sea,” someone tweets.

Indeed, its twin sister carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, had managed to put on a long voyage to provoke China in the South China Sea in July 2021, before loosing one of its F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter in the Mediterranean Sea on her way home.

According to a report, the Prince of Wales is now anchored southeast of the Isle of Wight in England. It states that, unless the problem can be resolved at sea enabling the warship to continue its journey to the US, it might need to go into dry dock at Rosyth in Scotland early, ahead of a planned inspection in 2023.

Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the LORD saith thus: “Wailing shall be in all streets, and they shall say in all the highways, ‘Alas! Alas!’ And they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skillful in lamentation to wailing.

And in all vineyards shall be wailing, for I will pass through thee,” saith the LORD.

Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! To what end is it for you? The day of the LORD is darkness, and not light:

as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it? Amos 5:16-20

Stolen Treasures

•August 30, 2022 • Leave a Comment


Inside one of the most lavish rooms of Buckingham Palace

29 July 2022

George IV’s lifelong passion for art inspired a new wave of oriental fashion from the East in the 18th Century. In this BBC history documentary, Fiona Bruce reveals George IV’s art and furniture collections hidden in the Centre Room of Buckingham Palace.

Colonialism 2.0: How the US and UK take what they want from ‘lesser powers’ RT / 20, August 2022

In the name of sanctions, geopolitical interests or the so-called ‘rules-based order’, colonial powers do what they do best – plunder those they see as weak and insubordinate

There is an old joke which still has resonance. A child asks his parent, “Why are there pyramids in Egypt?” The parent answers, “Because they were too big to take to Britain.” Of course, many a true word is spoken in jest. Indeed, there is an apocryphal story that back in the day when Vladimir Lenin was in exile in London, he would enjoy taking friends to the British Museum and explaining to them how and from what far-flung lands all the antiquities there were stolen.

One might have thought that these days of colonial plunder had ended, but one would be very wrong. Current examples abound. A notable one is, of course, the freezing by the US of $7 billion from the Afghanistan treasury – monies the US continues to hold even as it watches Afghans begin to die from starvation. Apparently, the US believes that, after laying waste to Afghanistan through 20 years of war and, even before that by supporting the mujahideen terrorists, it is entitled to some compensation. This upside-down type of reasoning abounds in the minds of those in the West who simply believe they can take whatever they wish.

US and UK; Plundering the Global South

Similarly, the US is now plundering Syria – another country utterly devastated in no small part by Washington-backed militants in a campaign to overthrow the elected president – of most of its oil, even as Syria suffers from severe energy blackouts. Thus, according to the Syrian Oil Ministry, “US occupation forces and their mercenaries,” referring to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), “steal up to 66,000 barrels every single day from the fields occupied in the eastern region,” amounting to around 83% of Syria’s daily oil production.

According to the ministry’s data, the Syrian oil sector has incurred losses of “about $105 billion since the beginning of the war until the middle of this year” as a result of the US oil theft campaign.

Additionally, the statement added that alongside the financial losses incurred by the oil sector were “losses of life, including 235 martyrs, 46 injured and 112 kidnapped.”

Pacific nation snubs US

•August 29, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Pacific nation of Solomon Islands snubs US request to dock ship – media

RT Reports / August 26, 2022 // CNN / August 26, 2022

The US Coast Guard vessel was diverted to Papua New Guinea after its call for access to a Solomon Islands’ port was ignored. Solomon Islands doesn’t answer US Coast Guard’s request for port visit.

Changing times: Solomon Islands snubs US request to dock ship

A vessel of the US Coast Guard was prevented from entering the Solomon Islands for a routine refueling stop, because the Pacific nation’s government did not respond to its request for port access, Reuters has reported, citing an American official.  

The USCGC Oliver Henry was out patrolling for illegal fishing in the region when it attempted and failed to gain access to Honiara port for refueling, the news agency wrote on Friday.

The Solomons’ government “did not respond” to the US request for diplomatic clearance, Kristin Kam, public affairs officer for the US Coast Guard in Hawaii, told Reuters. Kam said the US Department of State was “in contact” with Honiara and expects “all future clearances will be provided to US ships.”

The US vessel was instead diverted to Papua New Guinea, another official told the news agency.

Reports on social media suggested that a British navy ship had also been refused port access this week. The HMS Spey was also taking part in monitoring waters for illegal fishing for the Pacific Islands Forum, which holds annual surveillance operations with help from the US, Australia, New Zealand and France.

A Royal Navy spokesperson told Reuters that its ships’ programmes are “under constant review” and it is not unusual for them to change. “For reasons of operational security we do not discuss details,” the spokesperson said, adding that the UK navy “looks forward to visiting the Solomon Islands at a later date”.

Honiara did not answer Reuters’ request for comment. 

The South Pacific islands have become the next US-China contest

The apparent refusal to grant entry to the Western ships comes amid heightened tensions with the US and Australia following the Solomons’ signing of a security pact with China earlier this year.

Beijing has already begun training local troops on the islands, prompting alarm in Australia, where there are fears China will use the agreement to establish a military base there. Australia has since promised to “step up” its military presence in the Pacific, with China responding by accusing Australia of encouraging an “arms race” in the region.

Update / August 30, 2022

Solomon Islands to ban U.S. navy ships from ports – U.S. embassy SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Solomon Islands government has told the United States it will place a moratorium on navy vessels entering its ports, the United States embassy in Canberra said on Tuesday.

“All your lovers have forgotten you; they no longer care for you anymore. I have wounded you as an enemy would. I have punished you as the cruel would, because your guilt is so great, because your sins are so many” Jeremiah 30:14.

All thy friends have forgotten thee; they shall not ask about thee at all, for I have smitten thee with he stroke of an enemy, even severe correction: thy sins have abounded above all thine iniquity. Septuagint Brenton Translation

“Unless ye be circumcised, ye cannot be saved”

•August 28, 2022 • Leave a Comment

“Unless ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved,” Acts 15:1. Not only is this relevant to Abraham and Isaac, and his posterity by Isaac, were to be circumcised, but also Ishmael and the bond-servants.

“And the uncircumcised manchild whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken My covenant,” Genesis 17:14

Genesis 17

10 This is My covenant which ye shall keep between Me and you and thy seed after thee: every manchild among you shall be circumcised. — it is here said to be the covenant which Abraham and his seed must keep, as a copy or counterpart. It is considered a sign and seal, (Romans 4:11);

— an obligation upon Abraham and his seed which was their part of the covenant, not only to the duty of accepting the covenant, and putting away the corruption of the flesh, which were primarily signified by circumcision, but in general to the observation of all God’s commands.

11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant between Me and you. — not only Abraham and Isaac, and his posterity by Isaac, were to be circumcised, but also Ishmael and the bond-servants.

— it is worthy of remark that in circumcision, after Abraham himself, the parent is the voluntary imponent, and the child merely the passive recipient of the sign of the covenant. It shall be a token of the covenant, i.e. a sign, evidence, and assurance, both of the blessing promised by that God who appointed this ordinance, and of man’s obligation to the duties required, which is signified by his acceptance of and submission to this ordinance. 

12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every manchild in your generations, he that is born in the house or bought with money from any stranger who is not of thy seed. — the time of circumcision is the eighth day. Seven is the number of perfection. Seven days are therefore regarded as a type of perfectage and individuality. At this stage, accordingly, the sign of sanctification is made on the child, betokening the consecration of the heart to God, when its rational powers have come into noticeable activity;

— to be “cut off from his people” is to be excluded from any part in the covenant; and for an Israelite, is certainly worse than a Gentile or an alien. 

13 He that is born in thy house and he that is bought with thy money must be circumcised; and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. — just as between God and Noah in Genesis 9:12-16 regarding the rainbow: my covenant with you shall be an everlasting covenant.

14 And the uncircumcised manchild whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken My covenant.” — “shall be cut off from his people” Jewish commentators generally consider that this penalty consisted in the offender being left to the direct interposition of God, who would punish him with childlessness and premature death (Talmud: Tract Yebam, 55);

— most Christian commentators suppose that the offender was to be put to death by the civil magistrate; as, for instance, the killing of a a sacrifice anywhere, except at the door of the tabernacle (Leviticus 17:4), and the eating of blood (Leviticus 17:9; Leviticus 17:14), are to be thus similarily dealt with, while blasphemy and murder are to be punished with death (Leviticus 24:16-17).

Joshua 5

1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites who were on the side of the Jordan westward and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before the children of Israel until we had passed over, that their heart melted; neither was there spirit in them any more because of the children of Israel.

At that time the Lord said unto Joshua, “Make thee sharp knives and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.” — “again the second time” this does not mean that those very persons who had before been circumcised should be circumcised again, but that the rite or custom of circumcising, which had been disused in the wilderness for some years, should be again practised.

And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins [or, Gibeahhaaraloth]. — Joshua circumcised the children of Israel; that is, he caused them to be circumcised, namely, such of them as were uncircumcised.

And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: All the people who came out of Egypt who were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way after they came out of Egypt. — all the people that came out of Egypt that were males, even all the men of war; meaning such that were twenty years old, and upwards: died in the wilderness in a course of forty years;

— as they journeyed through the wilderness; this is to be understood with an exception of Joshua, Caleb, Eleazar, & etc but then there was a large number who were under twenty years of age, that came out of Egypt, and were still living.

Now all the people who came out were circumcised; but all the people who were born in the wilderness on the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised. — “all that came out of Egypt were circumcised,” this does not say when and where they were circumcised; but maybe during the horrors of the plagues (before the last plague of firstborn death) in Egypt, the Israelites saw that the first step toward liberty, as Moses would have told them, is the need to be circumcised;

— Exodus 4, Zipporah, wife of Moses, was inspired and took a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son, otherwise he might had died of being the firstborn like the Egyptians if he had not been circumcised (Exodus 4);

— Exodus 4:24 “the Lord met him and sought to put him to death,” Rashi: on the way, in an inn and sought to put him to death: [i.e., He sought] Moses, because he had neglected to circumcise his son Eliezer. Because he neglected it, he was [to be] punished with death.

— Rashi: This appears in tractate Nedarim (31b). The angel turned into a sort of serpent and swallowed him [Moses] from his head to his thighs, and then [spit him out and] swallowed him from his feet to his private parts. Zipporah therefore understood that it was because of [the failure to perform] the circumcision [that this occurred]. — [from Ned. 32a, Exodus Rabbah 5:5].

— Targum: But it was on the way, in the place of lodging that the angel of the Lord met him, and sought to kill him, because Gershom his son had not been circumcised, inasmuch as Jethro his father-in-law had not permitted him to circumcise him: but Eliezer had been circumcised, by an agreement between them two. And Zipporah took a stone, and circumcised the foreskin of Gershom her son, and brought the severed part to the feet of the angel, the Destroyer, and said, The husband sought to circumcise, but the father-in-law obstructed him; and now let this blood of the circumcision atone for my husband.

— I Chronicles 23:14 Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi. 15 The sons of Moses were Gershom and Eliezer. (Exodus 2:22 Gershom [that is, A stranger there] was born; presumably the firstborn)

For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness till all the people who were men of war, who came out of Egypt, were consumed because they obeyed not the voice of the Lord. Unto these the Lord swore that He would not show them the land which the Lord swore unto their fathers that He would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey. — “because they had not hearkened to the voice of the Lord” they broke the coverant: Genesis 17:12 “he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every manchild in your generations.”

— the onus of responsibilities lies chiefly with the parents, especially with their fathers, that sons should be circumcised, (1) that’s why Moses was threatened with death, (2) that’s why those parents of children borned in the wilderness were not allowed into the Promised Land;

— as reaffirmed at Mount Sinai in Leviticus 12:1-3 “And the Lord spoke unto Moses, ‘If a woman have conceived seed and borne a manchild . . . on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.”

And their children, whom He raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised; for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them on the way. — their children; these that Joshua circumcised: God now required this to be done in order to inherit the Promised Land of milk and honey.

And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp till they were whole. — that they abode in their places in the camp till they were whole: till the wound made by circumcision was healed; now as it was on the tenth day they passed over Jordan, and came to Gilgal, where they were circumcised, there were three entire days between that and the fourteenth, when they kept the Passover.

Only Gentiles are exempt:

Acts 15

And certain men who came down from Judea taught the brethren and said, “Unless ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.” — at Antioch some maintain that Gentile converts must be circumcised; a mission to Jerusalem about the question was thus sent.

When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. — the Council at Jerusalem, occupied for the Christian theocracy a position similar to that of the Sanhedrim, was the centre of authority and remained so till its fall. The apostles and elders were the recognised leaders of the Church;

— most fake Christians errously say this is “the ceremonial law”” or “the laws of Moses” but it was established way earlier during God’s covernant with Abraham in Genesis 17:10 “This is My covenant which ye shall keep between Me and you and thy seed after thee: every manchild among you shall be circumcised.”

And being sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy unto all the brethren. — they passed through Phenice and Samaria; which both lay between Syria and Judea; and in the latter Philip the evangelist had preached earlier with much success, Acts 8:5.

And when they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church and by the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees who believed, saying that it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the Law of Moses. — besides the covernant between God and Abraham, the Pharisaic teaching concerning the necessity of circumcision was based on such passages as Isaiah 56:6, where the covenant mentioned was held to be that of circumcision. And they supported their position by such passages as Isaiah 52:1, where the uncircumcised are excluded from Jerusalem, the holy city.

And the apostles and the elders came together to consider this matter. — and the apostles and elders came together to consider of this matter; as the apostles commonly resided at Jerusalem, the greater part of them may have come together on this occasion; and the elders likewise, men most respectable for their knowledhe and wisdom, having been chosen to the office of elders from among those on whom the holy spirits descended on the day of Pentecost.

And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up and said unto them, “Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the Word of the Gospel and believe. — after much deliberation, Peter, on behalf of the Council concluded that circumcision were not binding upon the Gentiles, to press the precedent of the case of Cornelius and the analogy of the proselytes of thom they had witnessed. 

And God, who knoweth the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost even as He did unto us, — God had put the uncircumcised on the same level with the circumcised by giving to them the same gifts of the spirit.

and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. — what was given to the new converts was the same which had been given at the first outpouring of the spirits; and God made no mark of distinction to sever Jews from Gentiles.

10 Now therefore why tempt ye God to put a yoke upon the necks of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? — for forty years the Israelites didn’t circumcise their children, hence they were consumed and not allowed to enter the Promised Land (Joshua 5:6).

11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.” — salvation is a gift granted through “the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ” but to qualify for that gift one has to keep his commandment; “If ye love me, keep my commandments,”John 14:15. “For you have omitted the weightier matters of the law: judgement, mercy and faith. These ought ye to have done and not to leave the others undone,” Matthew 23:23.

12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul as they declared what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them. — then all the multitude kept silence, having nothing further to object to what had been advanced; and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, who confirmed Peter’s reasoning, by declaring what miracles God had wrought among the Gentiles.

From the Council in Jerusalem, exemptions from circumcision were given only to the Gentiles, but speaking of the Israelites today, the covenant (Genesis 17:10) between God and Abraham remains, “Unless ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.”

UK GDP shrank by 11%

•August 27, 2022 • Leave a Comment

UK GDP shrank by 11%, its biggest drop in 300 years – data for 2020 shows

RT / August 23, 2022

The British economy shrank by 11% in 2020, its largest drop in 300 years, revised data from the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Monday. The previous reading had been a 9.3% decline.

This happened to be the biggest drop since the ONS began keeping records and the UK’s largest GDP slump since 1709, the year of the ‘Great Frost,’ when the country’s economy shrank by 13.4%, according to historical data provided by the Bank of England.

UK GDP shrank by 11%, its biggest drop in 300 years, way before 1894

The downward revision was triggered by new data showing the effect the Covid-19 pandemic had on healthcare and individual retailers.

The health service faced higher costs than we initially estimated, meaning its overall contribution to the economy was lower,” ONS analyst Craig McLaren explained, adding that retailers also faced higher costs, which prompted statisticians to revise their contribution to the economy.

In 2021, the British economy largely returned to its pre-pandemic levels. However, since the start of this year, it has been increasingly battered by rising inflation, and analysts now fear the country could tip into recession by the end of the year.

The ONS is due to publish its updated growth figures for 2021 and the first half of 2022 in September. The agency routinely updates its GDP estimates when it obtains more data.

Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the LORD saith thus: “Wailing shall be in all streets, and they shall say in all the highways, ‘Alas! Alas!’ And they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skillful in lamentation to wailing.
And in all vineyards shall be wailing, for I will pass through thee,” saith the LORD.
Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! To what end is it for you? The day of the LORD is darkness, and not light:
as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it? Amos 5:16-20

South Asia Language Map

•August 26, 2022 • Leave a Comment

States and language map of India

Sitting on border line, my thought and Q for this post is: Could India be included in the Forest of the South in this article A Sword from the South?

Potential Independent States of India
LanguageTotal speakers (millions)
Hindi615
Bengali265
Urdu170
Punjabi126
Marathi95
Telugu93
Tamil81
Gujarati61
Kannada56
Odia38
Malayalam38
Assamese15
Santali7
Meitei (Manipuri)1.7
Sanskrit0.025

English Speakers in India 128,539,090 (as first and second language), from Wikipedia

From Wikipedia: Recently, the Indian government has claimed that in 2013, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal experienced [ideological] “influence” of “Left Wing Extremism”; while claiming that armed activity by the “Left Wing” extremists was noticed in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal.

Hindu Caste System; Narendra Modi belongs to the “Vaishya” Community
Pakistan Tribal and Language Map
Major Separatist Movements in Pakistan
Separatist Movements of Pakistan

My thought and Q for this post is: Could India be included in the Forest of the South in this article A Sword from the South?

The US to hollow out TSMC from Taiwan

•August 25, 2022 • Leave a Comment

The Register / January 5, 2022

A top US Army War College paper suggests Taiwan should credibly threaten to eradicate its semiconductor industry if threatened by China so that Beijing would no longer be interested in unification.

TSMC is the global leader in advanced 2-nanometre semiconductors

The bright idea comes from two American scholars. Their reasoning goes:

Potential war with the US over Taiwan is no longer a deterrent for China as Beijing believes its military would dominate. Therefore, to make the island unappealing, it needs to be perceived as presenting an “unacceptable economic, political, and strategic costs upon Beijing.” As it currently stands, Taiwan appears to be an enticing technology powerhouse ripe for absorption. However, destroying TSMC, an important supplier for China, would create a desperately unwanted major economic crisis on the mainland and make China chipless while it was also engaged in a war effort.

“If done correctly, such a strategy could discourage a Chinese invasion of Taiwan while simultaneously lessening the chances of an unwanted great-power conflict, especially if combined with good-faith efforts by the United States to make the status quo more tolerable for both China and Taiwan,” wrote the authors.

It’s hard to understate TSMC’s importance to the world. It accounts for more than half of global foundry revenue while in the manufacturing of advanced chips under 10 nanometers it controls about 84% of the global market, according to the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels.

Congress has passed a bill that will invest $280 billion over the next five years to boost microchip production and counter China.

With bipartisan support, the CHIPS and Science Act was passed by lawmakers in late July, and President Joe Biden soon signed the bill into law.

Once a leader in semiconductor chip manufacturing, the US has lost ground as other countries like China ramped up production, forcing many American manufacturers to import chips — which are essential to the production of cars, smartphones and medical equipment.

The new funding is intended to help companies bring chip manufacturing back to the US and, as a result, help lower costs and prevent supply chain disruptions.

$52.7 billion for chip manufacturing and research

The package will invest $39 billion over five years to expand domestic semiconductor manufacturing. It will provide companies incentives to build, expand and modernize US facilities and equipment.

The legislation will also create a new 25% tax credit for companies that invest in semiconductor manufacturing equipment or the construction of manufacturing facilities.

Private companies that receive financial assistance will be restricted from expanding certain chip manufacturing in China for 10 years.

This means if TSMC receives any subsidies for its $12 billion plant in Arizona, it wouldn’t be able to expand into China. And there are other crucial factors to consider, too, not least that China is the world’s biggest market for semiconductor sales, at 35% of the global market share, surpassing the US, Europe, Japan, and even Taiwan, which is home to the largest manufacturer of semiconductor chips.

The CHIP law will provide $11 billion over five years to the Department of Commerce to help spur research and development in advanced semiconductor manufacturing, to invest in new technologies and expand workforce training opportunities.

Another $1.5 billion will fund the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund to help telecommunications companies compete with Chinese telecom giant Huawei and limit the scope of other telecommunications companies with close ties to China.

Millions of dollars will target workforce development to make sure workers are available to support more manufacturing.

$170 billion for scientific research

The legislation calls for a historic investment in scientific research and development that amounts to nearly $170 billion over five years, an $82.5 billion increase in the federal government’s baseline authorization.

About $13 billion will go to education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields — known as STEM — including scholarships and fellowships, with a focus of increasing access to education in these fields in rural areas.

Universities, community colleges and high schools may be eligible for the money in an effort to strengthen America’s workforce so that it can support new chip manufacturing.

The ‘Chip 4’ meeting led by the US, South Korea, and Japan has kept out Taiwan so far. The US also sought deeper cooperation with Japan and South Korea to compete more with China’s science and technology efforts.

After hollowing out TSMC, the island of Taiwan would be irrelevant even if China takes over TSMC there.

Pretending to be relevant, Taiwan responded by saying it has not been informed of ‘Chip 4’ meeting!

Malaysia’s Mahathir speaks out on Taiwan

•August 24, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Malaysia’s Mahathir says US seeking to provoke war in Taiwan

Yahoo News by Eileen Ng / August 19, 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday accused the US of trying to provoke a war in Taiwan, and in a wide-ranging interview also said he expects Malaysia’s graft-tainted ruling party to hold general elections in the coming months.

Dr Mahathir says US seeking to provoke wars in Taiwan and Ukraine

Mahathir, a two-time prime minister long known as a critic of the West and its geopolitics, warned that the US was antagonizing China through recent visits to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others. China considers the self-ruled island democracy part of its territory and regards such visits as meddling in its affairs.

“China has allowed Taiwan to remain by itself. No problem. They didn’t invade. If they wanted to invade, they could have invaded. They didn’t. But America is provoking (them) so that there can be a war, so that the Chinese will make the mistake of trying to occupy Taiwan,” the 97-year-old Mahathir said.

“Then there is an excuse … for the US to help Taiwan, even fight against China and sell a lot of arms to Taiwan,” he added.

Following Pelosi’s visit, China launched large-scale military drills surrounding the island and fired ballistic missiles into the sea. Beijing also warned Washington not to encourage Taiwan to try to make its de facto independence permanent, a step China says would lead to war.

There was no immediate US response to Mahathir’s comments.

In Malaysia, Mahathir said the ruling United Malays National Organization is likely preparing for snap polls that it will most likely “win big.” He believes that a number of Malay voters have returned to UMNO because they were offered money and other incentives.

“I think they will want to have the general elections this year. If possible, maybe as soon as two or three months from now, because they feel that at this moment the public still looks up at them, and the opposition is broken up, disorganized,” he told the AP.

Elections are not due until September 2023, but some UMNO members, including ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak and party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who are both fighting graft charges, have been rallying for an earlier vote.

Mahathir was an UMNO prime minister for 22 years until his retirement in 2003. He was inspired to return to politics by the massive looting of the 1MDB state fund during Najib’s term in office, and rode a wave of public anger to lead the opposition to a historic victory in 2018 polls that ousted Najib’s government.

Mahathir became the world’s oldest head of government at 93, but his reformist alliance collapsed in less than two years due to defections. UMNO returned to power and now leads a new coalition government.

Mahathir has formed a new party, Pejuang, and a Malay alliance to contest 120 Malay-dominated parliamentary seats. He said his mission remained the same: to “clean-up” the country and form a graft-free government.

“I don’t know about being prime minister candidate, but if I am strong enough, if I am healthy enough, if they want me to contest, I will contest,” Mahathir said.

“I will fight, even if it is a losing battle,” he said. “I will fight because I believe in principle. It’s not what happens to me. I believe in principle. I believe that this is a great country which can become a developed country, but under the crooks you will never become.”

Najib has maintained his innocence. With his final appeal against a 12-year prison sentence in the first of several trials ongoing in the country’s top court, he would not be allowed to run in the event of an early election.

Mahathir said he believes Najib hopes to make a political comeback with an UMNO win.

“In the elections, if UMNO wins, he expects an UMNO government to ask for a pardon for him — and when he gets a pardon, (and is) cleared completely, he can then become prime minister,” Mahathir said. “He will do it. Believe me, he will do it.”

On the international front, Mahathir described President Joe Biden as an “ineffective” leader.

“In a way, he’s very anti-Islam, he’s not being fair. He allows Israel to commit all kinds of crime, genocide, and he does nothing. He supports them,” said Mahathir, who has been accused of anti-Semitism for attacking Jews, whom he blames for a humanitarian crisis in Palestinian territories.

He also railed against the European Union over the Russian war on Ukraine.

“What NATO is doing, the EU is doing is to provoke some more and asking the Ukrainians to fight,” Mahathir said. “They promised to accept Ukraine (into NATO) but they didn’t.”

The US shouting down the British!

•August 23, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Sputnik by llya Tsukanov / August 22, 2022

CIA Carried Out ‘Black Ops’ Mission to Get UK to Drop Huawei Gear in 5G Infrastructure, Book “The Secret History of the Five Eyes” Reveals.

Britain banned the Chinese tech giant’s 5G equipment from being installed by mobile network operators in 2020, and ordered operators to remove already fitted Huawei kit by 2027. British Telecom has been asked to complete the switch away from Huawei by January 2023, but has recently asked for more time to prevent service disruptions.

“The Secret History of the Five Eyes” reveals Uncle Sam shouting down the British!

A delegation of US officials dismissed their British counterparts’ report about the safety of Huawei 5G equipment, and literally shouted down their allies from across the pond for several hours straight in a Cabinet Office meeting in May of 2019, author Richard Kerbaj has alleged in an upcoming new book.

A British intelligence official who was at the meeting told the author that US deputy national security advisor Matthew Pottinger “just shouted and was entirely uninterested in the UK’s analysis” on the safety of Huawei’s products.

“The message was, ‘We don’t want you to do this, you have no idea how evil China is’. It was five hours of shouting with a prepared, angry and weirdly non-threatening script,” the official recalled. “We tried to offer a policy discussion but Pottinger didn’t care. We even said that we didn’t contest the analysis of the Chinese threat and explained our technicalities, but the US officials weren’t interested in that. Pottinger was continuously and repeatedly obnoxious.”

Former UK National Cyber Security Center chief Ciaran Martin – who was responsible for the Government Communications Headquarters’ (GCHQ) analysis of the Chinese company’s equipment to look out for any vulnerabilities, was also present at the meeting.

“We were keen to work with the US to counter [China’s] ambitions,” Martin said. “The problem was, on our side, we didn’t think Huawei’s limited involvement in UK 5G was the most important thing in a much wider strategic challenge –whereas the US were only interested in that part of the problem, for reasons we couldn’t fathom.”

More on the Ox and the Unicorn:

Let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren. His glory is like the firstling of his ox (bullock), and his horns are like the horns of unicorns. With them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth; and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh,” Deuteronomy 33:16-17.

On closer look, the Ox and the Unicorn as two separate animals is a misconception. First the scene: “the head of Joseph” and upon Joseph’s head is “his glory;” which is like “the firstling of his ox.” Joseph doesn’t have horns but the Ox has. And upon its horns, that is, the horns of the ox, these are “like the horns of unicorns.” These horns arise from the ox and not from the head of Joseph; and such horns look like that from the unicorns!

US intelligence and officials in Washington also bullied other members of the English-speaking Five Eyes Alliance into banning Huawei, with New Zealand and Australia doing so in late 2018, and Canada holding out until May 2022 before folding. In February 2019, then-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Britain that its use of Huawei equipment would pose a national security risk to the US. The same month as the testy May 2019 meeting, the Commerce Department placed Huawei and dozens of its affiliates on a trade blacklist.

The CIA also got in on the intimidation campaign, working, according to Kerbaj, on trying to “discredit” the UK’s position with their French, German, Italian and Norwegian colleagues, and expressing superficial concerns over Britain’s “misjudgment” of the matter. British intelligence officials slammed the CIA’s behavior as an open “black ops” mission against an ally.

The US delegation “didn’t really have any compelling technical arguments that undermined the GCHQ case,” Sir Kim Darroch, who was Britain’s ambassador to the US at the time, said.

“I remember GCHQ seeming pretty unimpressed. The encounter exposed that the US case was really political, not technical. So GCHQ stuck to their guns, and, initially, so did the prime minister,” Darroch said.

Boris Johnson, who initially supported Martin’s recommendations on Huawei, banned the Chinese company from operations in the UK in July 2020 after the US presented London with a fait accompli by barring the Chinese firm from using US-made chips in its 5G equipment. The move has caused a multiyear delay in Britain’s 5G rollout, with economists predicting that it will cost more than £2 billion to remove Huawei equipment by the 2027 deadline.

Martin, who resigned as GCHQ CSC chief in late 2020, told Kerbaj that the Huawei 5G spat had made Britain “entirely dependent on Nokia and Ericsson,” and that while the UK “trusts” these companies, “in reality, anyone can have a go at hacking anything.”

“Are we seriously saying that just because they’re not Chinese, they can’t be hacked? By neighboring Russia, for example? Or China?” he asked.

Huawei has consistently denied that any of its equipment has built-in capabilities for use for malevolent purposes by the Chinese government, and has emphasized that it is a private, independent company with no affiliation with Chinese authorities. The company has also expressed willingness to sign a ‘no-spy’ or ‘no-backdoor’ guarantee to assuage any privacy concerns, a commitment its Western competitors have yet to match.

Kerbaj’s book, ‘The Secret History of the Five Eyes’, is set to drop on September 1.

Only One Mystical Animal: The Ox with Horns of a Unicorn, but no Unicorn!

More on the Ox without the Unicorn:

Since Brexit, the UK has followed US policy closer and closer until it is as if the UK is a state and mouthpiece of the United States. Both Australia and New Zealand are treaty allies of the US in the trilateral ANZUS (Australia, New Zealand and the US) Treaty as well as in Five Eyes (FVEY) intelligence alliance, the latter also comprising Canada and the UK.

Additionally, Australia, the US and the UK also announced a trilateral AUKUS arrangement last September. Under AUKUS, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) would get access to technology to develop advanced nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs). New Zealand, who used to have a fiercely independent foreign policy, now seems to have allowed herself more and more aligned with the group. Spearheaded by the US, these five nations move around together in a pack; its nerve center radiating from Washington DC, not London.

Putin to offer the ‘most modern’ weapons

•August 22, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Putin says he’s ‘ready to offer’ allies, including in Latin America (read especially the Latin America), the ‘most modern’ military weaponry

Yahoo News by Andrew Miller / August 18, 2022 // Fox News by Andrew Miller / August 17, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that his country is ready to distribute advanced weaponry across the globe, including in Latin America (read especially the Latin America), which he says is superior to other weapons systems.

Putin most willing to offer the ‘most modern’ weapons to Latin America

“Russia sincerely cherishes the historical strong, friendly, truly trusting ties with the states of Latin America, Asia, and Africa and is ready to offer its partners and allies the most modern types of weapons,” Putin said at the opening of the Army-2022 International Military and Technical Forum outside of Moscow. “From small arms to armored vehicles and artillery, combat aircrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles.”

Putin added that “almost all” of the weapons he is willing to sell across the globe have been used more than once in combat and claimed that the Russian-made products are superior to those made by his foreign rivals.

“Many of them are years, or maybe decades ahead of their foreign counterparts, and in terms of tactical and technical characteristics they are significantly superior to them,” Putin said.

Rebekah Koffler, a former U.S. DIA intelligence officer focused on Russia and the author of “Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America,” told Fox News Digital that Putin’s comments show his desire to push his country’s influence all over the world.

“Putin is reaching out to all corners of the world especially now that Russia is being isolated by Western sanctions,” Koffler said. “He’s trying to invoke his own version of the Monroe Doctrine in his pursuit of influence that the Russians believe we are violating by trying to democratize countries like Ukraine.”

Koffler explained that Russia’s overtures to his Latin American allies such as Venezuela and Cuba have been “intensifying” in recent months and could be part of a plan to potentially establish military bases in the region.

Koffler said that Putin is telling the world that he believes Russia’s “value system is superior” and that by presenting a united front with his dictator-led allies in the Western Hemisphere he is “countering U.S. influence” and attempting to “demonstrate that their regimes are just as legitimate as democratic regimes.”

Putin’s statement also signals that he “needs additional revenue” in light of U.S. sanctions stemming from Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, Koffler explained. He’s also “always interested in supporting fellow authoritarian regimes.”

While Koffler acknowledged that Russian weapons may not be as sophisticated as U.S. weapons in all areas, the country is considered by the Pentagon as a “near peer” competitor in that department and weapons ranging from AK-47s to S-400 surface-to-air missile systems could end up in the hands of groups across the world that present a “threat in the long term” to “kill Americans.”

“It’s not just Latin America, but it’s all over,” Koffler said of Putin’s plans to ship weapons to allies. “It’s China, North Korea, and Iran as well.”

Russia ranks second only to the United States with arms sales of around $15 billion a year, nearly a fifth of the global export market. From 2017-2021, 73% of those sales went to just four countries – India, China, Egypt and Algeria – according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah; I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him. Hosea 5:14

And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning for an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:9-10

Latter-days Counterfeit Temples

•August 21, 2022 • Leave a Comment

God’s Temple would only be in Jerusalem, but there were counterfeit temples, first built by a rebellious Jeroboam, later by his Latter-days imitators.

Latter-days Counterfeit Temple at Salt Lake City

I King 12

26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David.

27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.”

28 Whereupon the king took counsel and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt!”

29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

30 And this thing became a sin, for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.

31 And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.

32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made; and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.

33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart, and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel; and he offered upon the altar and burned incense.

Now the Later Days Ephraimites have temples in Utah and elsewhere

“And this thing became a sin, for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.”
The Conference Center where the church holds its General Conferences twice a year; but God isn’t there in “Bethel” nor “Dan”

Therefore, in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.’ Mark 7:7

Isaiah 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto Me. The new moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot endure. It is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. — Jeroboam’s new moon and sabbaths were an abomination to God; it was outright malicious and rebellious, hence God couldn’t endure and so send them, the house of Israel, off into captivity; — these assemblies called were the holy convocations on the seventh day Sabbath, at the feasts of Passover, Pentecost, at the blowing of the Trumpets, on the day of Atonement and Tabernacles: Leviticus 23.

Isaiah 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts My soul hateth; they are a trouble unto Me, I am weary of bearing them. — again, this new moon and their appointed feasts are repeated to show how God hates them; — God was and is referring to the house of Israel; their appointed feasts a month late, and at Dan and Bethel, instead of in Jerusalem, where he ordains it to be the holy place; and they maliciously change the day of worship from Sabbaths to Sundays.

The 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

•August 20, 2022 • Leave a Comment

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi Pay Tribute to Victims of 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

Sputnik / April 13, 2022

On 13 April 1919, the British Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer, opened fire on a crowd gathered at Jallianwala Bagh, in Amritsar in the Indian state of Punjab.

The 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, 379–381 dead, by the British Army

The people had congregated for the Baisakhi festival and to protest peacefully against the arrest of two key freedom fighters — Dr Satya Pal and Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday led the nation in paying tribute to the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, with 379–381 dead, which took place on this day in 1919 while the country was under British rule.

In his message posted on Twitter, Prime Minister Modi talked of those who died in the event, saying that “their unparalleled courage and sacrifice will motivate future generations.”

He also shared the speech he made when the renovated complex of the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial was inaugurated last year.

At the same time, Rahul Gandhi, leader of the country’s main opposition party, Congress, paid tribute to the martyrs and said “the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh showed the world the cruelty of an autocratic regime.”

Shashi Tharoor, who penned a book ‘An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India’, has accused the British of draining the country of resources.

“The British came to one of the richest countries in the world accounting for 27 percent of global GDP in 1700,” he said, adding that after more than 200 years of exploitation, depredation, and destruction, India was reduced “to a poster child for Third World poverty,” accounting for just above 3 percent of global GDP by the time the country gained independence.

According to Tharoor, 35 million people died under the British Raj from unnecessary famines caused by British policy.

Shashi Tharoor, author of ‘An Era of Darkness’

An estimated three million people died in the Bengal famine of 1943, which Tharoor blamed on WInston Churchill’s policies of “deliberately ordering the diversion of food from starving Indian civilians to well-supplied British soldiers and even to top up European stockpiles, meant for yet-to-be-liberated Greeks and Yugoslavs.”

“Bodies began piling up on the sides of roads and in ponds, rivers and ditches. Vultures got too fat to take flight, and jackals feasted on still-living bodies in broad daylight,” writes Professor Janam Mukherjee in his book, ‘Hunger Bengal: War, Famine, Riots and the End of Empire.’

“And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up; and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him” Jeremiah 50:32.

“In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate, that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished” Ezekiel 6:6.

Canada’s “Race-based Genocide!”

•August 19, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Canada is complicit in a “race-based genocide” against its indigenous people, a government inquiry has found.

BBC / June 24, 2021

An indigenous nation in Canada says it has found 751 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in Saskatchewan.

“An estimated 6,000 children died while attending these schools.”

The Cowessess First Nation said the discovery was “the most significantly substantial to date in Canada”.

It comes weeks after the remains of 215 children were found at a similar residential school in British Columbia.

“This is not a mass grave site. These are unmarked graves,” said Cowessess Chief Cadmus Delorme.

The Marieval Indian Residential School was operated by the Roman Catholic Church from 1899 to the 1980s, when the First Nation took over operations, in the area where Cowessess is now located in southeastern Saskatchewan. It is not yet clear if all of the remains are linked to the school.

It was one of more than 130 compulsory boarding schools funded by the Canadian government and run by religious authorities during the 19th and 20th Centuries with the aim of assimilating indigenous youth.

An estimated 6,000 children died while attending these schools, according to former Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair Murray Sinclair. Students were often housed in poorly built, poorly heated, and unsanitary facilities.

Physical and sexual abuse at the hands of school authorities led others to run away.

Last month, the Cowessess began to use ground-penetrating radar to locate unmarked graves at the cemetery of the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. Thursday’s announcement marked the first phase of the search efforts.

Chief Delorme said there may have been markers for the graves at one point but that the Roman Catholic church, which oversaw the cemetery, may have removed them. Cowessess First Nation is “optimistic” that the church will work with them in investigating further, he said.

It has not yet been determined if all the unmarked graves belong to children, Chief Delorme said. Technical teams will now work to provide a verified number and identify the remains, he said.

In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “terribly saddened” by the discovery in Saskatchewan. He said it was “a shameful reminder of the systemic racism, discrimination, and injustice that Indigenous peoples have faced.”

“I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel; there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled” Hosea 6:10

And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and the like of which I will not do any more, because of all thine abominations. Ezekiel 5:9

Is a Coup in Taiwan inevitable?

•August 18, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Is there any possibility of a coup attempt in Taiwan?

Imagine what the top brass of the Taiwanese Military would think: if Taiwan is returned back to mainland China.

Not expecting to win, Taiwan’s fake President says “Beijing will pay a heavy price.”

(a) China’s white paper of 2022 had said if Taiwan is reunited they would send troops to Taiwan to take control of the island. This is assuming China has to take Taiwan by force and Taiwan would loose much autonomy.

(b) but if Taiwan is reunited with China by peaceful mean, Taiwan would be granted much autonomy, as China had said in two previous white papers, in 1993 and 2000, that they “will not send troops or administrative personnel to be based in Taiwan” after achieving reunification on peaceful terms.

Taiwan’s military equipments are antiquated and their top brass know this. Former President Ma Ying-jeou had said the US will not come to Taiwan’s aid in the case of a conflict in the Taiwan Strait.

China’s navy has two aircraft carriers and 530 warships, all in the Western Pacific

China has J-20s and carrier-borne FC-31 stealth fighters but Taiwan hasn’t have any of the US F-35. All Taiwan has are a couple of non-stealth F-16s of the Vietnam War era and not even a single F-18. China’s navy has already two aircraft carriers and another on the way; plus another 530 warships, more than even the US’s 490. Another sixty or so submarines cruise below the surface.

Despite much rhetorics about coming to Taiwan’s help should China invade Taiwan, none of the US’s Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group with their combined 27,000 sailors and marines would risk coming close to any of Taiwan’s shorelines. For there awaits China’s hypersonic DF17, DF21, DF26 and others all keeping watch deep in the heartland of Qinghai, Xinjiang, Tibet, Sichuan and Gansu; and other anti-ship missiles, designated as YJ-12B, allow China to strike surface vessels within 295 nautical miles from their strategic Spratly and Paracel Islands in the hotly contested South China Sea.

“The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle” Psalm 78:9

“The US Navy wouldn’t dare come close to Taiwan’s shoreline.”

In a speech on cross-strait relations and Taiwanese national security delivered in August 10, 2020, Ma stated that China’s strategy of striking Taiwan is to “let the first battle be the last,” indicating that the emerging behemoth aims to launch a quick war so that Taiwan does not have time to wait for American military support.

If Taiwan lost out and they will, their top military personel and bull-headed politicians would spend the rest of their lives in prison, unless they manage to flee abroad like President Thiệu of South Vietnam in April 30, 1975 with 15 tons of gold to Taiwan; otherwise hide underground like Saddam of Iraq had done when the American forces overrun over their country in March 29, 2003 before an onslaught.

Certainly the Taiwanese military also know that if they negotiate a settlement they could be assured Taiwan’s military would enjoy great autonomy after becoming a special administrative region of China. The white paper of 2022 says “anything can be negotiated.” That’s why the transition and takeover of the Afghanistan government by the Taliban from the frormer regime were so stealthful, quick and smooth; simply because the fakes know they are fakes and will evenutally be exposed.

Taiwan’s “first battle will be the last” former President Ma predicted a war with China

“The president should prevent war from happening,” Ma said, referring to Taiwan’s fake President Tsai Ing-wen’s frequent comments to foreign media that if Taiwan is attacked by China, Beijing will “pay a heavy price.” She also said that after the nation endures the first wave of attacks, she hopes countries around the world will come to assist it.

But Ma Ying-jeou said he was worried because the Taiwan’s military is aware of China’s strategy. Once war has begun, it will be over in a very short time, he predicted, giving Taiwan no chance to wait for the US military to arrive. Hence Ma predicted Taiwan’s “first battle” with China will also be Taiwan’s “last.”

And since Nancy Pelocy’s trip to Taiwan, their top military brass are having high blood pressure, more so when they could hopefully see missiles flying over their island. Amid such tensions, Taiwan’s defence research expert, Ou Yang Li-hsing, 57, who was in charge of missile production, died in a hotel room “of a heart attack.”

Ou Yang Li-hsing, who was in charge of missile production, died in a hotel room “of a heart attack.”

Soon after Pelosi’s departure, another US congressional delegation arrived in Taiwan, a five-member delegation, led by Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, to meet President Tsai and attend a banquet hosted by the foreign minister, Joseph Wu, during another provocative visit.

China relaunched more military drills and other simulating blockade around Taiwan, with 30 warplanes and five vessels near the Taiwan Straight. And this goes in a circle as it wouldn’t be long before another batch of provocateurs would land in Taiwan to stir the pot, this time led by either a group of Canadian lawmakers or Lithuanian demagogues and her European compatriots.

Given such a scenario, the pressures and incentives for the top military brass of Taiwan to carry out a coup is extremely irresistable and seducive.

“And I will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim” Jeremiah 7:15

“The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet” Isaiah 28:3

Hidden Crimes in Okinawa?

•August 17, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Why aren’t Japan and US talking about these crimes in Okinawa?

Interview by Li Jingjing / August 12, 2022

The Ryukyuan with their own distinct culture; some trace of Chinese

Native Okinawan (Luchun) Rob Kajiwara spells out the horrifying atrocities the Japanese government and US government committed to their people and homeland. In order to control China and the whole Asia-Pacific region, the United States put hundreds of military bases across the region and almost erased the population and culture of native people on different islands. This is the excerpt of the interview with Rob Kajiwara, check the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L-gY…

Territories covered by the US military bases dominate Okinawa

The Ryukyuan people are indigenous people who live on the Ryukyu Islands, and are ethnically, culturally, and linguistically distinct from Japanese people. During the Sanzan period, Okinawa was divided into the three polities of Hokuzan, Chūzan and Nanzan. In 1429, Chūzan’s chieftain Shō Hashi unified them and founded the autonomous Ryukyu Kingdom (1429–1879), with the capital at Shuri Castle.

The kingdom continued to have tributary relations with the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty China, a practice that was started by Chūzan in 1372–1374 and lasted until the downfall of the kingdom in the late 19th century. This tributary relationship was greatly beneficial to the kingdom as the kings received political legitimacy, while the country as a whole gained access to economic, cultural and political opportunities in Southeast Asia without any interference by China in the internal political autonomy of Ryukyu.

In 1879, Japan annexed the islands and the kingdom-domain was abolished, established as Okinawa Prefecture, while the last Ryukyu king Shō Tai was forcibly exiled to Tokyo; others to China. Sixteen years later, in 1895, the Japanese empire annexed Taiwan.

41:00 Rob Kajiwara: “Some Luchuans actually lived out the remainder of their lives in exile in China where they continued to hope and pray for the day that China would once again become strong enough to help free Luchu and restore Luchu’s independence.”

Today the Luchuans are crying out for freedom!

“But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel,” saith the LORD the God of hosts; “and they shall afflict you from the entrance of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.” Amos 6:14

And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning for an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:9-10

For more, see New Military Base Increases Calls For Okinawa’s Independence

Henry Kissinger: US ‘on brink’ of War

•August 16, 2022 • 2 Comments

Henry Kissinger: US ‘at Edge of War’ With Russia, China

MOSCOW (Sputnik) // RT August 14, 2022 / Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger believes that Washington is teetering on the brink of war with Moscow and Beijing on the matters that the United States co-created.

“We are at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, without any concept of how this is going to end or what it is supposed to lead to,” Kissinger told the Wall Street Journal.

Could the US manage the two adversaries by triangulating between them, as during the Nixon years? He offers no simple prescription. “You can’t just now say we’re going to split them off and turn them against each other. All you can do is not to accelerate the tensions and to create options, and for that you have to have some purpose.”

The veteran foreign policy scholar said that the Unuted States can only avoid accelerating tensions and “create options.”

As for Ukraine, Kissinger thought that in the past it was best fit to act as a buffer between Russia and the West, “something like Finland.” However, Russia’s military operation in Ukraine changed his view, making him believe that “one way or the other, formally or not, Ukraine has to be treated in the aftermath of this as a member of NATO.” The former secretary of state also argued that Russia would retain Crimea and parts of Donbass as a result of a plausible settlement with Kiev.

On the question of Taiwan, Kissinger worries that the US and China are maneuvering toward a crisis, and he counsels steadiness on Washington’s part. “The policy that was carried out by both parties has produced and allowed the progress of Taiwan into an autonomous democratic entity and has preserved peace between China and the US for 50 years,” he says. “One should be very careful, therefore, in measures that seem to change the basic structure.”

During the World Economic Forum in May, Kissinger called for a diplomatic settlement in Ukraine to restore the status quo ante bellum, i.e. the situation as it was before Russia launched its special operation on February 24.

“Henry Kissinger is warning about the dangers of US warmongering not because he has gotten saner, but because the US war machine has gotten crazier.”

Last month, Kissinger, the man who helped reestablish US-China ties in the 1970s, warned President Joe Biden against “endless confrontations” with Beijing.

“Biden and previous administrations have been too much influenced by the domestic aspects of the view of China,” Kissinger told Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait. “It is, of course, important to prevent Chinese or any other country’s hegemony.”

The 99-year-old diplomat said that geopolitics today requires “Nixonian flexibility” to help ease tensions between Washington and Beijing.

“The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle” Psalm 78:9

And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning for an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:9-10

For more, see Modern US Warmongering Is Scaring Henry Kissinger by Caitlin Johnstone

Droughts hitting the US and Europe

•August 15, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Much of Europe and the Northern Hemisphere is battling either wildfires, low water levels, harvest warnings, water use restrictions or a mixture of all these. DW and Euronews round up the situation.

DW reports ; Euronews ; BBC / August 12, 2022 // RT EU drought ‘worst in 500 years’ August 23, 2022

Around much of the Northern Hemisphere, from Hungary to Hawaii, from the drying Rhine River to the now-recovering Rio Grande, or from Casablanca to California, summer droughts and high temperatures are having a serious impact on everything from agriculture to the freight industry.

As was the day of Ahad and Jezebel, so is it today

Here’s a rundown of some of the latest drought-related developments from around the world, plus a window to more bespoke coverage in various media.

There was a prophecy by prophet Elijah who prophecised a drought of three and a half years. He warned Ahab that there will be years of catastrophic drought so severe that not even dew will form, because Ahab and his queen stand at the end of a line of kings of Israel who are said to have “done evil in the sight of the Lord.”

1 Kings 17

1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except according to my word.”

2 And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying,

3 “Get thee hence and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the Brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan.

4 And it shall be that thou shalt drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.”

5 So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord; for he went and dwelt by the Brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan.

6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank from the brook.

Is water the new Gold?

China’s Promise Withdrawn from Taiwan

•August 14, 2022 • Leave a Comment

China has withdrawn its promise not to send troops to Taiwan if it takes control of island

Reuters by Yew Lun Tian / August 10, 2022

China has withdrawn a promise not to send troops or administrators to Taiwan if it takes control of the island, an official document showed on Wednesday, signalling a decision by President Xi Jinping to grant less autonomy than previously offered.

China’s Promise of Autonomy Withdrawn from Taiwan

China’s white paper on its position on self-ruled Taiwan follows days of unprecedented Chinese military exercises near the island, which Beijing claims as its territory, in protest against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit last week.

China had said in two previous white papers on Taiwan, in 1993 and 2000, that it “will not send troops or administrative personnel to be based in Taiwan” after achieving what Beijing terms “reunification.”

That line, meant to assure Taiwan it would enjoy autonomy after becoming a special administrative region of China, did not appear in the latest white paper.

China’s ruling Communist Party had proposed that Taiwan could return to its rule under a “one country, two systems” model, similar to the formula under which the former British colony of Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

That would offer some autonomy to democratically ruled Taiwan to partially preserve its social and political systems.

Taiwan’s government says only the island’s people can decide their future.

A line in the 2000 white paper that said “anything can be negotiated” as long as Taiwan accepts that there is only one China and does not seek independence, is also missing from the latest white paper.

The Taiwan Policy Act of 2022

•August 13, 2022 • Leave a Comment

American policy towards China is one from the one-China policy 0f 1972 to the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 to the Propose “Taiwan Policy Act of 2022.”

Will this Propose “Taiwan Policy Act of 2022” succeed?

The Washingtom Post / August 6, 2022 // Bloomberg / August 3, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan this week heightened tensions between China and the United States. Behind the recent developments, including Beijing’s show of force in response, is a long history of shifting ties and frictions.

The Propose “Taiwan Policy Act” of 2022, trying to tame the rising Dragon

US Senators Bob Menendez and Lindsey Graham recently introduced the Taiwan Policy Act of 2022, a 107-page bill that Menendez called a “seminal statement of the United States’ absolute commitment” to China’s Taiwan region. The bill’s focus on an unwarranted “defense partnership” and multibillion dollar security assistance capture the latest bipartisan attempt to interfere in China’s internal affairs. Such attempts to empower Taiwan separatist forces have failed in the past, and the Taiwan Policy Act will be no exception.

Washington’s willingness to consistently endorse and support the motivations of Taiwan independence forces should make a fundamental reality clear: characterizing “the security of Taiwan” a “major non-NATO ally,” and the ability for its people to “determine their own future” as “fundamental to United States’ interests and values” is a preposterous assertion. It serves no other interest than hollowing out and obscuring Washington’s adherence to the one-China principle. That trajectory is unsustainable.

Senators Bob Menendez and Lindsey Graham introduced the Taiwan Policy Act of 2022

The act arrives at a time when US officials are keen to advance high-level communication between the two countries in the summer. The Biden administration is lobbying Democratic senators to put the brakes on a bill that would alter US policy toward Taiwan, including by designating it as a major non-NATO ally, according to people familiar with the matter.

The legislation also would provide Taiwan with $4.5 billion in military aid, including potentially long-range missiles capable of striking mainland China. This would make the island the fourth-largest recipient of US security assistance, behind only Kiev, Tel Aviv and Cairo.

The upshot is that the White House sees provoking China further as unwise in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island, which triggered an unprecedented crisis in the Taiwan Strait. A Chinese military official warned the situation could lead to “a real war at any point.” 

White House At Odds With Lawmakers Over Taiwan Policy Act by Connor Freeman

However, the Taiwan Policy Act runs contrary to those realities, presenting a pretexts of Chinese “aggression and influence campaigns” to justify Senator Graham’s fiction of record-setting military and economic “expansion” with the Taiwan region.

“The White House has significant concerns,” said Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “I have significant concerns.”

Murphy said the Foreign Relations panel is delaying work on the legislation until September and it may be rewritten. The committee had planned to vote on the bill Wednesday. The US has treated Taiwan as a major non-NATO ally since the George W. Bush administration. The bill would formalize that designation.

The Biden administration considers the legislation counterproductive and that it would interfere with the decades-old approach of “strategic ambiguity” about whether the US military would defend Taiwan against Communist forces, according to the people, who asked for anonymity because the discussions are private. The US also adheres to a “One China” policy which deems the question of sovereignty over Taiwan as undetermined.

“I’m not sure this is the moment to throw out 40 years of policy,” Murphy said, while adding that “it makes sense for us to draw closer to Taiwan.”

“The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle” Psalm 78:9

And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning for an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:9-10

Ezekiel Timeline – 190/40 Years

•August 12, 2022 • Leave a Comment

God says in Isaiah 46:9 “Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is none other; I am God, and there is none like Me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,’” Isaiah 46:9-10.

A clue for this Ezekiel Timeline – 190/40 Years could be found in a parallel exile. Israel had evidently failed to observe the land’s one-year-in-seven Sabbath for 490 years, so the term of the Babylonian captivity was set at 70 years to make up the deficit.

II Chronicles 36:21 says, “The land enjoyed its sabbath rests; all the time of its desolation it rested, until the seventy years were completed in fulfillment of the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah.” This is a reference to Jeremiah 25:11.

God works out the end from the beginning and our endeavour is to understand how are the numbers work out. God gives some clues and hints here and there and the most puzzling of this Ezekiel Timeline – 190/40 Years which is one found in Ezekiel 4.

I have made some attempts years ago but there are many additions since the original postings of Ezekiel Ch 3-4 and Ezekiel 4 – 390/40 Years, hence this update. I’ve always been wondering if there are any thoughts to the contrary? Any other possibilities? And so my constant updates.

Ezekiel 4

It has been proven in numerous times that the Septuagint is more accurate than the Masoretic Text. (For more on this issue, click here Lies about the Septuagint)

Prophet Ezekiel: Watchman of Israel

Hence below is the Septuagint (and Arabic) version and putting all the numbers (in Ezekiel 4:5 & 4:9 LXX reads190; in Ezekiel 4:4 the reading is 150) together is a far more possible explanation to the mystery of the 390/190/150/40 years which has puzzled theologians, pastors and academics in Ezekiel 4:

Ezekiel 4 (Septuagint)

4 And thou shalt lie upon thy left side, and lay the iniquities of the house of Israel upon it, according to the number of the hundred and fifty days which thou shalt lie upon it: and thou shalt bear their iniquities. — this riddle starts with the ten tribes house of Israel—the left side—the northern kingdomand lasts for 150 years; as Judah, the southern, answers to “the right side”

5 For I have appointed thee their iniquities for a number of days, for a hundred and ninety days: so thou shalt bear the iniquities of the house of Israel. — start with the 10 tribes but end with the full house of Israel; all 12 tribes: end of the 190 years

6 And thou shalt accomplish this, and shalt lie on thy right side, and shalt bear the iniquities of the house of Juda forty days: I have appointed thee a day for a year. — after the start of the 10 tribes house of Israel and last for 150 years, the 3 tribes house of Judah join in for 40 years; both ending at the end of the 190 years

7 Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem; and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it. — the hint here is that the 40 years is a siege of Jerusalem and of course this represents the modern state of Israel

8 And behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another until thou hast ended the days of thy siege. — “not turn thee from one side to another” is a sign of being in captivity, where freedoom of turning left or right is non-existent

9 Take thou also to thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and bread-corn; and thou shalt cast them into one earthen vessel, and shalt make them into loaves for thyself; and thou shalt eat them a hundred and ninety days, according to the number of the days which thou sleepest on thy side. Ezekiel 4:4-9 Septuagint. — from the start with 10 tribes and ends with the full house of Israel: 190 years in captivity: why the difference? Perhaps Judah had undergo numerous pogroms and cleanings whereas Ephraim and the other tribes has none since the day when they went captivity and into apparent oblivion

Bishop Ussher had famously calculated the date of creation to be 4004 BC, and if so the end of the 6000 years would have ended in 1994; but it is wrong as such date had fallen off the cliff almost three decades ago.

We’ll hence use the Jewish Calendar. We’re now in the Hebrew year 5782 AM; (AM stands for “Anno Mundi,” Latin for “in the year of Adam and Eve Creation”) and we’ll need another 217 years (add to 5999, the eve of the 6000th year) to usher the Divine Plan into the 7th Millennium (from the year 6000) as we believe. Of course, this is on the assumption that God’s oracles have been accurately kept since the day Adam was created as the Orthodox custodians claim; since the Jewish Calendar has been accepted by all forms of Judaism and is standard for Asheknazim, Sephardim and Mizrachim.

If we add 217 years to the Gregorian calendar year 2022 we’ll come to 2239 when the 7th Millennium starts. Working backward 190 years will bring us to the year 2049. So could the year 2049 be the start of the house of Israel’s “iniquity?” — “thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them;” Ezekiel 4:13 in captivity to start the 190 years. It seems so, nevertheless.

In Ezekiel 37, the 190 years should end with the appearance of “My servant David,” in the “valley full of dry bones” scenario where the full house of Israel would dwell securely rather than in captivity. Judgement often come after a period of seven years as the dynamic of the number seven is interwoven throughout the Bible. Jacob served Laban seven years for Leah and another seven for Rachel. Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream of seven years of plenty and seven years of famine. In Psalms 12:6 the words of the Lord are pure words, as silver tried in a furnace purified seven times.

As for punishment for Gentile, one prominent example was Nebuchadnezzar, who was punished seven years by having an unsound mind and eating grass. And if this seven year period applies to the punishment of Gentiles involving “Gog and all his multitude” (Ezekiel 38-40) there will be a seven years interval before the beginning of the Millennium. If so, the end of the 190 years would be brought forward seven years, which would be the year 2232, and the start of the 190 years would be 2042; but we couldn’t know for sure the period from Ezekiel 37 to Ezekiel 40 is seven years, hence these figures are subject to adjustments.

On reflection the children of Israel were in Egypt for about 210 years, so cheers; this captivity of 190 years is 20 years shorter. These analyses may run away with imaginations, but the incorporation of prophecies always has elements of uncertainties and so these predictions could be prone to errors.

One Question that comes to mind is, “Why the iniquity for Israel is much longer than Judah?” Perhaps the answer could be broken into two parts: (1) the house of Judah, the Jews, have undergone pogroms numerous times over the last two and a millenium whereas the house of Israel have remained largely unscatched since their captivity was only once by the Assyrians; to be truly qualified to be a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6) requiries numerous immense purifications; and that’s how the prophets of God see things. Prime examples are Daniel and his three friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego.

And a related second reason: (2) the house of Judah has already been restored to the Land of Promise; whereas the house of Israel are still largely intact and still in exile from its Promised Land. It would take decades for adverse conditions to build up for the whole house of Israel to want to return back into their homeland to team up with the house of Judah for the fulfilment of the prophecy of the joining of the two sticks in Ezekiel 37.

Third, forty years for the house of Judah rhymes a few parallels (a) when the children of Israel rejected Joshua’s and Caleb’s suggestion to take the land immediately, they were punished by wandering in the wilderness for forty years, Numbers 14:33; (b) when the children of Israel rejected God’s judgement under the rule of the judges, God abandoned them and subjected them under the Philistines for forty years, Judges 13:1. For the Lord had said ““You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities” Amos 3:2.

And finally these analyses are not written in stone and so any thoughts to the contrary are most welcome. Are there any other possibilities or factors that have been left out but could or should be considered? Thanks for your thoughts.

For more, see a possible scenario how such a scene could come about: A Sword from the South!

North Korea To Send 100,000 Troops

•August 11, 2022 • Leave a Comment

North Korea Willing To Send Russia 100,000 Troops For Ukraine War: 

Yahoo News / August 8, 2022 // Zerohedge by Tyler Durden / August 8, 2022

North Korea Willing To Send Russia 100,000 Troops For Ukraine War

During six months of war in Ukraine there have been some instances of Russian satellite states providing “volunteer” forces – with Chechens being a foremost reported group of foreign fighters said to be in Ukraine. But Russian state media recently presented the biggest offer of foreign troops yet, reportedly from an unlikely “pariah” nation also long at odds with the United States.

  • North Korea has offered Russia 100,000 troops to help defeat Ukraine, according to Russian state media.
  • A Russian pundit said North Korean troops could bring useful experience with counter-battery warfare, per reports.
  • North Korea is also reportedly prepared to send workers to help rebuild the Donbas region for Russia.
North Korea expresses a desire to meet its international duty

North Korea has said it is willing to send 100,000 “volunteer” troops to help Vladimir Putin execute the ongoing war in Ukraine, Business Insider has reported, citing Channel One Russia. Russian military pundit Igor Korotchenko made the claim to the state broadcaster, saying further that the DPRK military could provide a “wealth of experience with counter-battery warfare.”

“If North Korea expresses a desire to meet its international duty to fight against Ukrainian fascism, we should let them,” Korotchenko was also quoted in New York Post as saying.

This comes amid unverified Western media claims that Russia has suffered huge and unexpected numbers of casualties, to the point of being “desperate” – and reportedly being forced to provide abbreviated and ineffective training to new recruits.

North Korea’s military is the world’s fourth largest, with nearly 1.3 million active personnel, according to the New York-based Council for Foreign Relations. A further 600,000 serve as reserve soldiers.

Defense experts say it operates with aging equipment and technology, said the CFR.

According to the South Korean newspaper Daily NK, North Korea has also offered up workers to assist Russia in rebuilding a post-war Ukraine.

Citing Russian sources, Daily NK reported that North Korea is planning on sending more than 1,000 workers to the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine if Russia wins the war.

“Considering that the war isn’t over yet, the government is planning to send workers at an appropriate time while monitoring the situation on the ground,” a North Korean source said, per Daily NK.

Monkeypox a health risk

•August 10, 2022 • Leave a Comment

US declares monkeypox a public health emergency

Reuters / August 5, 2022

The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, the health secretary confirmed Thursday.

Cases had crossed 6,600 in the United States a day earlier, almost all of them among men who have sex with men.

Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, told Reuters that the spread of cases outside that group was not high but was being carefully monitored.

“But you’ve always got to take things like that seriously and keep an open mind that you might see more of that. You don’t want to panic people because there’s no need to be overly concerned now, but at the same time that you’re not currently over-concerned you should be currently very observant, and currently very careful, and currently on top of what’s going on and following it very carefully.”

The first US case of monkeypox was confirmed in Massachusetts in May, followed by another case in California five days later.

Declarations of emergencies are already in place in California, Illinois and New York.

The World Health Organization last month dubbed monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern,” its highest alert level.

First identified in monkeys in 1958, the disease has mild symptoms including fever, aches and skin lesions, and is usually spread through close contact.

The US government had distributed 156,000 monkeypox vaccine doses nationwide through mid-July. It has ordered an additional 2.5 million doses.

Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire, from the Lord out of heaven; and He overthrew those cities, and all the plain and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. Genesis 19:24-25

Reuters Washington DC lightning strike that killed three on “climate” warning / August 6, 2022

The two men and two women struck by lightning on Thursday while visiting Washington’s Lafayette Square, just north of the White House, were among the unlucky few – struck by a bolt that hit the ground during a violent, afternoon thunderstorm.

Lightning strikes near the White House killing three people and injuring two more

The lightning hit near a tree that stands yards (meters) away from the fence that surrounds the presidential residence and offices across from the square, which is often crowded with visitors, especially in the summer months.

All four victims sustained critical, life-threatening injuries, and were taken to area hospitals. Two of them later died: James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, from Janesville, Wisconsin, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Later on Friday a third victim, a 29-year-old male, was pronounced dead, the Metropolitan Police Department said. Further details on the victim were being withheld until the next-of-kin were notified.

NJ woman who survived lightning strike details her shocking experience: ‘I was doing the laundry’

FBI director warns of ‘Significant’ Threat

•August 9, 2022 • Leave a Comment

FBI director warns of ‘significant security issue’ during Biden border crisis

New York Post by Steven Nelson / August 4, 2022

The “staggering” number of people illegally crossing the US-Mexico border poses a “significant security issue” that can be exploited by terrorists, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Thursday.

One Houston (6-7m) added to the US every year: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott 

Wray repeatedly expressed concern about the border crisis at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, despite other members of the Biden administration insisting the border situation is under control.

“I certainly know that it is an eclectic mix of nationalities and the volume is just staggering,” Wray told Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).

Cornyn followed up, “And that’s a public security threat, you agree with me?”

“To me it represents a significant security issue and represents a wide array of criminal threats that flow out of it,”

The number of Border Patrol busts in the 2022 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, has already surpassed 1.6 million, according to official figures.

One Houston (4.49th minute) 6-7m added to the US every year: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott 

The year’s tally is poised to soar past last year’s record of nearly 1.7 million encounters. The figures do not include the number of people able to evade authorities.

Nightly crossing through a gap at the US-Mexico border near Yuma, Arizona

Below is a warning from Ezekiel

Nobody Will Put Out the Fire

Ezekiel 20:45-46 God’s Message came to me: “Son of man, face south. Let the Message roll out against the south. Prophesy against the wilderness forest of the south.

47-48 “Tell the forest of the south, ‘Listen to the Message of God! God, the Master, says, I’ll set a fire in you that will burn up every tree, dead trees and live trees alike. Nobody will put out the fire. The whole country from south to north will be blackened by it. Everyone is going to see that I, God, started the fire and that it’s not going to be put out.’”

49 And I said, “O God, everyone is saying of me, ‘He just makes up stories.’”

A Sword! A Sword!

Ezekiel 21:1-5 God’s Message came to me: “Son of man, now face Jerusalem and let the Message roll out against the Sanctuary. Prophesy against the land of Israel. Say, ‘God’s Message: I’m against you. I’m pulling my sword from its sheath and killing both the wicked and the righteous. Because I’m treating everyone the same, good and bad, everyone from south to north is going to feel my sword! Everyone will know that I mean business.’ Ezekiel 20:45-21:5 (The Message Bible)

A Ukraine Stalemate?

•August 8, 2022 • Leave a Comment

RT by Dmitri Trenin: August 4, 2022

Russia cannot afford to lose in Ukraine, but neither can the US – is there a non-nuclear way out of the deadlock?

An escalation can lead to a bigger and more dangerous conflict. Are Moscow and Washington ready to take the risk?

What is vital for the two countries and the rest of the world is that this fight does not cross the nuclear threshold; BUT WHAT IF, IT DOES?

The threat of the conflict in Ukraine getting out of control is not just an ever-present concern, but a reality.

The authors of the RAND Corporation’s recent paper, ‘Pathways to Russian Escalation Against NATO From the Ukraine War’, warn US policymakers to be careful in their statements and moves. This is particularly when deciding on military postures, deployment patterns, weapons capabilities, and the like, so that the steps taken by them do not provoke the Russian leadership into pre-emptive or retaliatory strikes, including using non-strategic nuclear weapons, or taking the campaign into NATO territory.

This is totally in line with America’s overall approach of doing the maximum to weaken Russia on the battlefield in Ukraine while avoiding being drawn directly into a war against Moscow.  

Seen from here, Washington is clearly escalating its participation in the conflict by constantly testing the limits of Russian tolerance of these moves. It started with the provision to Kiev of Javelin anti-tank systems; it was then amplified to include M777 howitzers and HIMARS MLRS systems; it is now moving in the direction of providing Ukraine with U.S.-made military aircraft and training its pilots to fly them. In addition to the new packages of Western sanctions, Russia is also facing pressure on its geopolitically vulnerable outposts, whether regarding goods transit to and from its Kaliningrad exclave or the status of its forces in Transnistria, a small territory wedged between Ukraine and Moldova. Some refer to the latter as attempts by America’s junior allies in Eastern Europe to open a second front against Russia. 

So far, Russia’s actions and inaction have sometimes appeared surprising, even puzzling to US watchers. Moscow has refrained from strikes against transport links to Poland, cyberattacks against Ukrainian – not to mention U.S. – critical infrastructure, or even destroying bridges across the Dnieper River. As for the most concerning step of all – Russia using tactical nuclear weapons – this scenario is irrelevant in a situation where hostilities are taking place on Ukrainian territory with Russian forces slowly but steadily advancing, and a “threat to the existence of the Russian Federation” – the doctrinal condition for such deployment – is out of the question.

Moscow’s failure to respond immediately to high-profile Ukrainian actions, such as the constant shelling of the center of Donetsk; missile attacks against Russian villages and towns close to their shared border; or even the loss of the Moskva, the flagship of its Black Sea Fleet, hit and sunk by Ukraine with the material assistance of the United States, probably demonstrates the Kremlin’s unwillingness to be provoked by the enemy. President Vladimir Putin probably prefers his revenge to be served cold, and at the time of his choosing. It would be safe to say that nothing from this conflict will be forgotten by either side, but at least the Russians have refused to be distracted from their current central task – defeating the enemy’s forces in Donbass and taking control over Ukraine’s east and south.

So far, U.S.-led assistance to Kiev, whether military, financial or diplomatic, has not had a decisive impact on the battlefield. It has certainly propped up the Zelensky government and compensated for the Ukrainian forces’ losses of military equipment, thus contributing to the slowing down of Russian advances, but has not turned the tide of the war. One may conclude that the Kremlin sees no need, for now, to do things that would breach the resistance of the Biden Administration to domestic U.S. demands for a more rapid escalation of the U.S. involvement in the conflict. Jake Sullivan’s recent comment to the Aspen Strategy Group, demonstrating the reluctance of the White House to provide ATACMS systems to Kiev, suggests that this approach has some value.         

Looking ahead, one should expect more US escalation in any scenario of the evolution of fighting in Ukraine – whether Russia continues to gain ground (and integrate various new territories into the Russian Federation), or Ukraine mounts a counter-offensive (which so far it has failed to do). Russian officials express concern that a Ukrainian provocation presented as Moscow’s use of chemical weapons – which makes no military or any other sense but would certainly be believed in the US as a major egregious act by the Russians – could lead to Washington climbing abruptly up the escalation ladder.

Things may become even more serious, however, if the US or its NATO allies enter Ukraine, or otherwise become directly involved in the conflict; if the material assistance which they provide to Kiev starts making a major difference on the battlefield; or if those weapons are used to strike significant targets on Russia’s territory, such as the Crimean Bridge. There are parallel American concerns about Russia attacking transshipment points on NATO territory, launching significant counter-attacks against the United States or its allies, and using weapons of mass destruction. The last point has already been discussed, and as to the previous two, they could be in response to an adverse turn of events in the theater of operations.

Avoiding a “full-scale war” with Russia is one of the main priorities, Jens Stoltenberg says, BUT WHAT IF IT GOES OUT OF HAND?

Neither Russia nor the US can afford to lose in the conflict now raging in Ukraine. However, the difference between the situations faced by Washington and Moscow is huge. For the American leadership, a failure in Ukraine would be a strategic setback, politically costly both at home and internationally; for the Russian leadership, the outcome of its special military operation is an existential matter. In an asymmetrical conflict like this one, this amounts to an escalation advantage, if not dominance. What is vital for the two countries and the rest of the world is that this fight does not cross the nuclear threshold; BUT WHAT IF, IT DOES?

NATO reveals its goal in Ukraine conflict
Avoiding a “full-scale war” with Russia is one of the main priorities, Jens Stoltenberg says, BUT WHAT IF IT GOES OUT OF HAND?

Mormons and the tribe of EPHRAIM

•August 7, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Today, the tribe of Ephraim is greatly praised by the LDS Church.

Excerpts from LDS Learning

The Mormon people regard them-selves as of Israel, and the term “Israel” as applying to themselves is frequently heard in their congregations. They believe themselves to be of Ephraim, and cousins of the Jews, who are of Judah.

The Book of Mormon: Great Britain….The Blessing Given to Manasseh, Not Ephraim?

To a Mormon those not of their faith are regarded as “Gentiles.” Gentiles in Utah often say, in a bantering way, that everybody in Utah outside of the Mormons is a Gentile, even the Jews! But the Mormons themselves would add “Excepting the Jews,” for, as already pointed out. they regard the Jew in the same light that he regards himself as of Israel, but of another “branch” of the faith.

The Mormons hold Heber J. Grant, who is an insurance man by profession as a literal prophet of God, even as Abraham and Moses. Joseph Smith was their first prophet and Brigham Young the second. Others followed until Mr Grant took the office nearly a decade ago.

They assert that they are hated by some sects because of their teachings respecting exclusive divine authority rather than because of polygamy. Polygamy was dropped in the ’90’s, and if anybody in the church attempted it today he would be set upon by church leaders without mercy, as far as immediate excommunication has any terrors. This is because the church undertook to abandon polygamy after the US Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional, and not because of any retraction of faith.

“EPHRAIM SHALL NOT VEX JUDAH”

The Book of Mormon is a history, chiefly, of the descendants of Joseph; and in the mighty nations which have peopled the American continent, the Latter-day Saints see, in part, the fulfillment of the great blessings pronounced upon his head.

Mormons believe their relationship as Ephraimites and the Jews. “With us Mormons who are Ephraimites the time has come when Judah shall not envy Ephraim and Ephraim shall not vex Judah.”

“It is essential in this dispensation that Ephraim stand in his place at the head, exercising the birthright in Israel which was given to him by direct revelation. Therefore, Ephraim must be gathered first to prepare the way, through the gospel and the priesthood, for the rest of the tribes of Israel when the time comes for them to be gathered to Zion.”

The birthright had nothing to do with the priesthood. The Levites had the priesthood in the Old Testament, but they did not have the birthright.

Notice the gathering to Zion … where is Zion again? All of America (North + Central + South) as Joseph Smith taught? “The great majority of those who have come into the Church are Ephraimites. It is the exception to find one of any other tribe, unless it is of Manasseh.”

“It is Ephraim, today, who holds the priesthood. It is with Ephraim that the Lord has made covenant and has revealed the fulness of the everlasting gospel. It is Ephraim who is building temples and performing the ordinances in them for both the living and for the dead. When the “lost tribes” come — and it will be a most wonderful sight and a marvelous thing when they do come to Zion — in fulfilment of the promises made through Isaiah and Jeremiah, they will have to receive the crowning blessings from their brother Ephraim, the “firstborn” in Israel” (Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, 3:252–53).” — page 66.

Only Ephraim is building temples? Only Ephraim holds the priesthood in the LDS Church today?

In fulfilment of the promises made through Isaiah and Jeremiah?

No. This is not the context of the Old Testament prophets.

Both Isaiah and Jeremiah wrote concerning Judah and Jerusalem (Isaiah chapter 2, Jeremiah chapters 4-6).

Confusion arises when scripture is taken out of context.

Great Britain was first because Manasseh was first born and Great Britain was a nation first, long before America; but Ephraim was considered as the firstborn in Israel?

Israel, David, and Ephraim were called the firstborn (Ex. 4:22; Jer. 31:9; Ps. 89:27).

In Doctrine and Covenants 133:34, Joseph Smith said that the tribe of Ephraim would receive the richer blessing above all the other tribes of Israel. The meaning of the name Manasseh, which is forgetful or he who forgets.

When you look at the LDS Church’s Bible Dictionary for “Ephraim” at https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bd/ephraim?lang=eng&letter=e

it says, “Ephraim was given the birthright in Israel (1 Chr. 5: 1-2; Jer. 31: 9), and in the last days it has been the tribe of Ephraim’s privilege first to bear the message of the restoration of the gospel to the world and to gather scattered Israel.”

If you read that passage in Chronicles, the birthright went to Ephraim plus Manasseh. Let’s not forget that. There is no scripture saying that Manasseh ever lost this birthright.

The Throne of Britain on The Stone of Scoon 

By the way, the birthright applies to the physical tribes of Israel. This Israelite birthright does not extend to non-Israelites.

“The time will come when, through the operation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the envy of Judah and Ephraim shall cease (Isa. 11:12-13).

That last part is incorrect.

If you examine Isaiah 11:12-13, you will see that it has also been mentioned by the Book of Mormon.

“The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim” (Isaiah).

2 Nephi 21:13 – “The envy of Ephraim also shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.”

When you examine both versions, it says that a time will come when Ephraim will not envy Judah. Judah did not envy Ephraim. It was Ephraim who envied Judah.

Doctrine and Covenants 133:35 says, “And they also of the tribe of Judah, after their pain, shall be sanctified in holiness before the Lord, to dwell in his presence day and night, forever and ever.”

This sounds like Judah has a greater blessing for Ephraim is not said to dwell in God’s presence day and night.

Also, one should carefully read the passage cited by the LDS Church in Doctrine and Covenants 133:26-35. There is no mention of a land inheritance in the United States.

Also, according to how Joseph Smith writes this, this event of Ephraim’s envy of Judah departing occurs in the future … after the Second Coming. See verse 23.

“He shall command the great deep, and it shall be driven back into the north countries, and the islands shall become one land.”

The prophet Isaiah and others give ample reason why Ephraim is not favoured over the other tribes. It was copied into the Book of Mormon.

2 Nephi 17:2 – Syria and Ephraim wage war against Judah.

2 Nephi 17:5 – Ephraim takes evil counsel against Judah.

2 Nephi 17:8 – Ephraim would be broken that it be not a people.

2 Nephi 19:9 – Ephraim has pride.

2 Nephi 19:21 – Manasseh and Ephraim are against Judah.

We all know from the Bible that Jesus was of the line of Judah. This alone should reveal that Judah received the greatest blessing.

Psalm 78:67-68 – “Moreover, he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim. But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.”

Jeremiah 7:15 – “And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole house of Ephraim.”

Jeremiah 31:20 – After Ephraim repents, he receives mercy, not blessings above the other tribes.

By far, Hosea shows more than any other prophet about the fallen nature of Ephraim:

Hosea 4:17 – “Ephraim is joined to idols; let him alone.”

Hosea 5:3 – “O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled.”

Hosea 5:9 – “Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke; among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.”

Hosea 9:3 – .”.. but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.”

Hosea 12:1 – “Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet ruleth with God and is faithful with the saints.”

Far from Ephraim receiving a greater blessing, Judah has. It has in the past, and it will again in the future.

You can see from the above that Mormons who believe they are modern-day “Ephraimites” still envy Judah so much so that they believe the physical Zion is the land of America.

As for the Bible, the tribe of Judah received the greater blessing … and some day, the Eprhaimites will cease to envy Judah (just like Isaiah 11:13 said).

According to the Bible, the physical Zion refers to the land of physical Israel.

I leave you with some final thoughts …

“Moreover, he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim. But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved” (Psalm 78:67-68).

“For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant” (Isaiah 5:7).

What is the time of the Gentiles?

•August 6, 2022 • Leave a Comment

In Luke 21:24, Jesus speaks of future events, including the destruction of Jerusalem and His return. He says “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” A similar phrase is found in Romans 11:25, which says, “A partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.” Does the Bible tell us what the phrase “times of the Gentiles” means?

The context above already has a hint, “that Israel shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away as captives into all nations. And Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”

Could the Times of the Gentiles coinsides with the times of Jacob’s trouble? It seems possible. The fall by the edge of the sword upon Jerusalem could occur when the house of Judah is again taken into captivity under Ezekiel 4; when Exekiel was made to bear the iniquity of Judah for forty years; where Judah shall bear his iniquity for forty days, for God have appointed them a day for a year.

A narror context is in Jeremiah 30:6-8

6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it. It is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

8 “‘For it shall come to pass in that day,’ saith the Lord of hosts, ‘that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more be served by him.

Israel incorporates the house of Jacob; it’s also the times of Jacob’s trouble. The house of Judah had already returned to the State of Israel, but the house of Israel hasn’t returned. That’s about to change.

There is a parallel Scripture in Ezekiel 36: “the mountain of Israel” this prophecy is concerning the desolations of the United States, UK and France; “and to the hills, to the rivers and to the valleys” these are the hills: Ireland, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, Finland and Iceland; and the valleys, the low countries: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg;

— shoot forth your branches; that is, the trees that grew upon them should; the vines, and the olive trees, planted on hills and mountains; these are their colonies: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa; American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (US); Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Virgin Islands (UK); Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Mayotte, Réunion (France).

For an answer, lets go into the Old Testament, where this phase originated.

Ezekiel 30:3 “For the day is near; even the day of the Lord is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the Gentiles” (NKJV, JUB).

The times of the Gentiles could also coincide with the iniquities of the hiouse of Israel for 190 years and the house of Judah for 40 years as given by the Septuagint version of Ezekiel 4:

5 For I have appointed thee their iniquities for a number of days, for a hundred and ninety days: so thou shalt bear the iniquities of the house of Israel. — start with the 10 tribes but end with the full house of Israel; all 12 tribes: end of the 190 years

6 And thou shalt accomplish this, and shalt lie on thy right side, and shalt bear the iniquities of the house of Juda forty days: I have appointed thee a day for a year. Ezekiel 4:4-6 Septuagint. — after the start of the 10 tribes house of Israel and last for 150 years, the house of Judah; 3 tribes join in for 40 years

9 Take thou also to thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and bread-corn; and thou shalt cast them into one earthen vessel, and shalt make them into loaves for thyself; and thou shalt eat them a hundred and ninety days, according to the number of the days which thou sleepest on thy side. Ezekiel 4:4-9 Septuagint. — from the start with 10 tribes and ends with the full house of Israel: 190 years: why the difference? Perhaps Judah had undergo numerous pogroms and cleanings whereas Ephraim has none since the day when went captivity and into apparent oblivion

We’re now in the Hebrew year 5782 and we’ll need another 217 years to usher the Divine Plan into the 7th Millennium as we believe. Of course, this is on the assumption that God’s oracles have been accurately kept since the day Adam was created as the Orthodox custodians claim.

If we add 217 years to the Gregorian calendar year 2022 we’ll come to 2239 when the 7th Millennium starts. Working backward 190 years will bring us to the Gregorian year 2049. So could the year 2049 be the start of the house of Israel’s “iniquity?” — “thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them;” Ezekiel 4:13 in captivity to start the 190 years?

His Name is YEHOVAH

•August 5, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Who is the LORD?

So, let’s pose a question: If God’s personal name is YEHOVAH, why do most Bible translations translate YEHOVAH as “the LORD”?

The answer is straightforward. The most common translation of YEHOVAH is the ‘LORD’ because the translators chose to follow the traditions of man instead of the command of God.

Since the Hebrew Text was without vowels, it appears in the Text as YHVH (H3068 יְהֹוָה); and without vowels soon the pronouncement was lost. How could we know it is Yehovah and not “Yahweh” (YAH-way); others prefer “Yehowah,” “Yahuweh,” or “Yahawah”; still others argue for “Jehovah”?

The vast majority of Jewish and Christian biblical scholars and linguists do not believe “Jehovah” to be the proper pronunciation of YHVH. There was no true J sound in ancient Hebrew. Even the Hebrew letter vav, which is transliterated as the W in YHWH is said to have originally had a pronunciation closer to V than the W of Jehovah.

Thou Shalt Swear By My Name

Yehovah in His wisdom commanded the Israelites to swear via His Name. If they vowed, they were to use His Name. Thus, His Name had to be used for such solemn acts. They weren’t usually forced to vow, but when they did, they had to use His Name:

Deuteronomy 6:13 Thou shalt fear Yehovah thy God and serve Him. And thou shalt swear via His name.

Deuteronomy 10:20 Thou shalt fear Yehovah thy God. Thou shalt serve Him, and thou shalt cleave to Him. And thou shalt swear via His name.

Here are a few further thoughts:

(1) His name YHVH is used around 6519 times (in Strong’s Blue Letter Bible), and should be used, (not Lord, which is a title). Nehemia Gordon, a native Hebrew speaker, had dug this issue deeper and established His name as Yehovah:

a) The Name Yehovah Found 1015 Times in Ancient Hebrew Manuscripts | Hoshana Rabbah BlogHoshana Rabbah Blog b) (261) Nehemia Gordon: How to Pronounce YHWH in Hebrew The Awakening Report – YouTube

(2) The time when the Jew stopped and lost His name was around the time of Rabbi Haninah ben Teradion, (2nd century AD). During the Hadrianic persecutions decrees (following the Bar Kokhba revolt of AD 132-135) were promulgated imposing the most rigorous penalties on the observers of the Jewish law, and especially upon those who occupied themselves with the promulgation of that law. Nevertheless, Hananiah conscientiously followed his chosen profession; he convened public assemblies and taught Torah; and for this, he lost his life as a martyr.

(3) The LORD; one of the 134 changes to Adonai listed by EW Bullinger in Appendix 32 of The Companion Bible; it should be “The LORD (יְהוָ֨ה YHVH, Yehovah)” as in the original Text;

The official list given in the Massorah (§§ 107-15, Ginsburg’s edition) contains the 134.

Genesis 18:3,27,30,32; (Genesis 18:31? The context indicates that this verse should be included)

 19:18; 20:4. Exodus 4:10,13; 5:22; 15:17; 34:9,9. Numbers 14:17.

Joshua 7:8. Judges 6:15; 13:8. 1Kings 3:10,15; 22:6. 2Kings 7:6; 19:23. Isaiah 3:17,18; 4:4; 6:1,8,11; 7:14,20; 8:7; 9:8,17; 10:12; 11:11; 21:6,8,16; 28:2; 29:13; 30:20; 37:24; 38:14,16; 49:14. Ezekiel 18:25,29; 21:13; 33:17,29. Amos 5:16; 7:7,8; 9:1. Zechariah 9:4. Micah 1:2. Malachi 1:12,14.

Psalm 2:4; 16:2; 22:19,30; 30:8; 35:3?(none), 35:17,22; 37:12; 38:9,15,22; 39:7; 40:17; 44:23; 51:15; 54:4; 55:9; 57:9; 59:11; 62:12; 66:18; 68:11,17,19,22,26,32; 73:20; 77:2,7; 78:65; 79:12; 86:3,4,5,8,9,12,15; 89:49,50; 90:1,17; 110:5; 130:2,3,6. Daniel 1:2; 9:3,4,7,9,15,16,17,19,19,19. Lamentations 1:14,15,15; 2:1,2,5,7,18,19,20; 3:31,36,37,58. Ezra 10:3. Nehemiah 1:11; 4:14. Job 28:28.

[There seems to be an error: that there is none in Psalm 35:3 but another change should be added to Genesis 18:31; the total changes remain at 134]

China to conduct military drills around Taiwan

•August 4, 2022 • Leave a Comment

China plans to conduct a series of military drills around Taiwan

RT / August 3, 2022 // Global Times August 3, 2022

The PLA will also conduct a series of live fire military drills from August 4 to 7 in six different areas that encircle the island of Taiwan from all directions, according to the Xinhua News Agency after Pelosi landed at the Taipei airport.

Taiwan’s defense officials have accused Beijing of seeking to “invade” the island’s territorial waters and airspace, after China announced a series of “targeted military operations” in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei.

Military officials in Taipei claimed on Wednesday that several exclusion zones around the island, where China intends to conduct live-fire drills and other military exercises later this week, overlap with “Taiwan’s territorial space.” According to the Guardian, Taipei accused Beijing of violating “UN rules” with what it claimed would amount to a de facto “blockade of Taiwan’s air and sea space”  

Amphibious armored vehicles of the Chinese PLA pictured during military drills

Accusing Beijing of waging “psychological warfare on Taiwan and citizens,” Taipei vowed to “firmly defend its national security” and boost its military preparedness to the highest level, while adhering to the “principle of not asking for a war.”

Pelosi arrived in Taipei late on Tuesday despite repeated warnings from Beijing against attempting to visit territory that it regards as an integral part of China.

Chinese PLA held combat naval drills in South China Sea
The PLA will conduct live fire military drills from August 4-7, 2022, compared to 1996’s
3 US carrier groups namely the aircraft carrier group USS Ronald Reagan & the amphibious assault groups USS Tripoli & USS America are in the vicinity of #Taiwan
The map also shows the locations of the 2 Chinese carriers, Liaoning & Shandong.

Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! Isaiah 28:1

European Refugee Crisis

•August 3, 2022 • Leave a Comment

European Migration Refugee Crisis Explained | Middle East Crisis | International Relations Analysis. Europe is struggling to handle its largest flow of migrants since the aftermath of World War II. Why is the crisis happening now?

Amit Sengupta explains / 1 Jan 2021

European Refugee Crisis

Wall Street Journal / 10 Sept 2015

The war in Ukraine, as well as a potential war in Taiwan have sparked off steams and smokes into the atmosphere and act as a distraction to European and US’s problems. The real problem of the West lies to the South. Their blind shepherd just couldn’t see this because they are blind! And that all her shepherd are dumb dogs, they cannot bark, sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber:

Ezekiel 20:45 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
46 “Son of man, set thy face toward the South, and drop thy word toward the South, and prophesy against the forest of the Southland.
47 And say to the forest of the South: ‘Hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee and every dry tree. The flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the South to the North shall be burned therein.
48 And all flesh shall see that I, the Lord, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched.’”
49 Then said I, “Ah, Lord God! They say of me, ‘Doth he not speak parables?’”
Ezekiel 21:1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 “Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel;
3 and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My Sword out of his sheath and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.
4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My Sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the South to the North,
5 that all flesh may know that I, the Lord, have drawn forth My Sword out of his sheath. It shall not return any more.’ (Ezekiel 20:45-21:5)

European Migration Crisis

And remember, Ezekiel’s prophetic message wasn’t for the house of Judah but to the house of Israel; hence we must try to read the prophetic meaning behind all those historical setting. Its timing was a great distance into the future (Ezekiel 12:27), into our time and the message is primarily and principally for the United States of America, and secondarily its European allies.

Five Scenarios If Pelosi . . .

•August 2, 2022 • Leave a Comment

For every Action, there is an equal or opposite Reaction!

Here Are The 5 Chinese Military Response Scenarios If Pelosi Visits Taiwan.

Zerohedge by Tyler Durden / August 2, 2022

A senior official in Beijing said the atmosphere of last week’s Biden-Xi telephone conversation was the worst among the five talks between the leaders and President Xi was said to have showed the toughest attitude he has ever shown to any world leader, while the most important topic in the conversation was China-US relations especially the ‘Taiwan Question’. 

If indeed it’s accurate that Xi got “tough” in the call with Biden, expressing Beijing’s ‘red lines’ directly to the US president, this is certainly recipe for something big in terms of a major Chinese response (of course… in what form – diplomatic or military – nobody knows) should Pelosi show up in Taipei this week.

“Don’t cross our red lines or we’ll take action.”

Amid concerns that if she lands with fighter jet escort guiding her military transport plane – which has been widely reported to be set for Tuesday night – this could trigger nothing short of a shooting war with China.

And now, a number of military analysis publications are examining the various possible ‘worst case scenarios’. One independent analyst and China-Taiwan watcher has laid out a full range of hypothetical, albeit realistic scenarios involving different potential levels of Chinese aggression against the self-ruled island of Taiwan. 

Below is an excerpt from an insightful post titled Red Clouds of War Looming Over Taiwan by a Westerner who is a Taiwan-based researcher…

Scenario 1: The minimalist approach. The PLA occupies Jinmen or Matsu islands, as well as Taiwan’s islands in the South China Sea, and maybe even the Penghu Islands. They also declare part or all of the Taiwan Strait a “no go” zone to foreign military shipping. This would probably be fairly easy for the PLA, and Taiwan would probably not want to overcommit to naval action against the huge PLA Navy (PLAN) if it didn’t directly approach the main island.

Scenario 2: Hybrid warfare. Some sort of partial naval and aerial blockade of Taiwan intended to interfere with the economy, combined with stepped-up harassment, such as direct flyovers of Taiwan’s territory by PLA Air Force (PLAAF) jets, or incursions into Taiwan’s maritime space by China’s naval militia, protected by PLAN warships. This might also be accompanied by cyberattacks designed to shut down the internet and other infrastructure for days at a time. Taiwan would have no choice to assert a stiff defensive posture, resulting in real engagements between Taiwanese and Chinese forces, posing a serious risk of escalation.

Scenario 3: A serious attack but no invasion. This would involve air and sea warfare only, no boots on the ground. A full aerial and naval blockade, a protracted set of naval and aerial battles designed to degrade Taiwan’s military, combined with ballistic missile attacks on military targets. Aggressive cyberattacks turning off the internet and shutting down critical infrastructure for days or weeks. Once air and naval superiority were established, China could pick off targets at will, ratcheting up the threat until the government breaks.

Scenario 4: The Full Monty – a proper invasion. Total air and sea blockade, massive ballistic missile attacks on military targets, massive cyberattacks to paralyze virtually all military, governmental, and civilian communication and shut down critical infrastructure. Aggressive naval and aerial engagements to degrade Taiwan’s forces and achieve battlespace superiority, followed by sustained aerial assaults by fighters and bombers on military targets.

A decapitation strike at Taipei by special forces units to try to seize key leadership personnel. Well-coordinated insider treason and sabotage actions by gangsters, planted CCP agents, and other groups sympathetic to China – the so-called “5th column”. An amphibious assault with close air support from fighters, helicopters, and battle drones at one or more locations in Taiwan, and very possibly a move to seize a major port, such as Keelung, Taipei Port, Taichung, or Kaohsiung.

Then hundreds of thousands of troops would start rolling in until the island was occupied. That would be the plan, anyway. PLA success in such an endeavor is very unclear. But they could do a hell of a lot of damage trying. And yes, they might actually succeed, at least partially, such as in seizing and holding the region around Taipei.

Scenario 5: Worst Case (short of nuclear) scenario. Full air and sea blockade, massive ballistic missile attacks on military targets, massive cyberattack, aggressive naval and aerial attacks to degrade Taiwan’s forces and achieve battlefield superiority, followed by aerial assaults by fighters and bomber on military targets and area bombing of civilian targets. There are massive casualties, and Taiwan is crushed by brute force, surrenders, and then the occupiers enter the country and take it over.

My guess is, Scenario 1: China would prefer not to escalate, yet China has to do something as not to appear weak before all the international eyes and before their domestic audience, hence taking a few islands near the coastline off the Mainland and probably one of two further out would be a great runoff! That is, they would have a great achievement after the heat is off, and so is Nancy Pelosi, who now could claim victory to fulfill her capstone career before retirement. Most importantly, it will allow both sides to claim victory in the aftermath! For every Action, there is an equal or opposite Reaction!

LATEST August 2, 2022

Flightradar24 showed the plane entering Taiwan’s air identification zone from the southwestern side at around 10pm. The website indicates the flight is estimated to arrive in Taipei at 10.44pm.

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US-backed fascism in Japan

•August 2, 2022 • Leave a Comment

US-backed fascism in Japan: How Shinzo Abe whitewashed genocidal imperial crimes

Multipolarista Japan’s longest serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe tried to rewrite the genocidal history of the fascist Japanese empire.

Shinzo Abe, glorifying Unit 731

And Abe and his Nazi-collaborating grandfather enjoyed staunch Western support, hence making the West an accomplice in such hideous crime.

After World War II, the US government pardoned and recruited many of the fascists who had led imperial Japan, like Abe’s grandfather Nobusuke Kishi, putting in power war criminals who had committed genocide in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia, carrying out biological warfare, human experimentation, and mass sexual slavery.

Benjamin Norton discusses how Japan’s political system still today is a one-party right-wing regime run by descendants of these fascist war criminals. SOURCES: https://multipolarista.com/2022/07/09…

The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hidden. The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children. Hosea 13:12-13

Nancy Pelosi’s trip to spark a war?

•August 1, 2022 • Leave a Comment

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s upcoming trip to Taiwan to spark a war?

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unconfirmed plan of a trip to the island of Taiwan keeps troubling the US as Pelosi, US President Joe Biden and Democrats are now facing pressure instead of “encouragements” from the Republicans on the matter, with Chinese experts warning that if the US eventually let the partisan struggle and internal politics hijack its strategic decision-making, it would definitely bring a new crisis in the Taiwan Straits.

Could Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan spark a Sarajevo incident?

Republicans knew that Democrats, especially Pelosi and Biden, are now facing a dilemma – visiting the island may prompt China’s military reaction and a serious geopolitical crisis will emerge and Pelosi will be in danger as well. According to analysts, canceling the trip will benefit Republicans, as they can say that Democrats are being too weak and dare not to challenge China. The Biden administration and Pelosi still have a chance to keep the mistake from becoming a much bigger one, and if they – both Democrats and Republicans – underestimate China’s warning, it would be extremely dangerous.

China is telling the US loud and clear where the bilateral “red line” is, and the US should keep its promise of not supporting Taiwan secessionism. If Washington doesn’t keep the bilateral ties away from the edge but instead, insists on crashing against the red line the consequence will definitely be a deadly disaster, experts warn.

The American aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its strike group, including a guided missile destroyer and a guided missile cruiser, had set out from Singapore heading northeast towards the South China Sea, according to ship-tracking information provided by Beijing-based think tank the South China Sea Strategic Probing Initiative.

On the other side, the Chinese PLA will not sit idly by if Pelosi visits Taiwan, Chinese defense ministry warns; indicating PLA ‘fully prepared’ for all scenarios. But US officials also said their fighter jets, ships, and other assets would likely provide protection for the military plane that would be carrying Pelosi.

In a now-banned tweet, Hu Xijin, a commentator with the Chinese-state-owned Global Times, wrote, “If US fighter jets escort Pelosi’s plane into Taiwan, it is an invasion. The [People’s Liberation Army] has the right to forcibly dispel Pelosi’s plane and the US fighter jets, including firing warning shots and making tactical movement of obstruction.”

“If ineffective, then shoot them down,” Hu added, per the New York Post.

To Pelosi, a trip to Taiwan would be a significant capstone to end her career. Or for Nancy to back down would be an enormous blow not only to herself but also to a free and democrative liberal Taiwan, where it’s about the only place in Asia where Lgbtqia+ could parade around with pride and dignity. So what are the likely scenarios? One might led to a Sarajevo incident of 1914! With BeiDou precision, the PLA only need a couple of DF26s to finish them off.

Could Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan spark a war?

Top military experts on China have warned that a visit to Taiwan by Pelosi could heighten the risk of an “accident” that could spark a military crisis in the region.

“There’s a risk of an accident, not a risk of an imminent Chinese attack on Taiwan,” Bonnie Glaser, a leading China expert and director of the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, told Insider.

Should she visit the island, approximately 100 miles from China’s southeast coast, Pelosi could spark a Sarajevo incident.

Rand Paul Demands Answers

•July 31, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Rand Paul Demands Answers After NIH Admits Redacting COVID-19 Origins Emails ‘To Prevent Misinformation’

Zerohedge by Tyler Durden / July 29, 2022

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is demanding answers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), after he says the agency “has repeatedly disregarded its responsibilities under FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and the American people’s right to agency records,” according to a Wednesday letter from Paul to NIH Acting Director Lawrence A. Tabak.

Rand Paul Demands Answers

“For almost two years, public interest groups and media organizations have been forced to engage in protracted litigation to obtain documents related to NIH’s involvement in COVID-19,” adding “The records NIH has produced have been heavily redacted.”

“redacted” means correct · rectify · repair · fix · improve · enhance · polish · refine · clarify · edit · alter · rewrite · revise · copy-edit · subedit · amend · change · modify · redraft · recast · rephrase · reword · rework · rescript · expurgate · censor · bowdlerize

But what is actually being “protected”? The American public’s right to access public information that may reveal what kicked off the pandemic, or the purported privacy rights of a scientist who lives thousands of miles away in China? This legal ploy further highlights the NIH’s aggressive, haphazard approach to redacting documents and hiding information that might explain how the pandemic started.

“I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel,” Hosea 6:10

Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth, except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,” saith the Lord. Amos 9:8

Daniel Dumbrill: From HK to Xinjiang

•July 30, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Interview: Daniel Dumbrill – From Hong Kong to Xinjiang / September 21, 2021

Daniel Dumbrill is a Canadian expat living in China for the past 13 years. He has become an outspoken critic of the West’s propaganda war on China.

Xinjiang, the world’s focal point!

A few selected comments:

Hang Tuah: With due respect Brian, your hypothesis is incorrect as the British when they returned Hong Kong to China and allow this phase in period of 50 years, they signed the Basic Laws. Article 1 of the Basic Laws stipulate that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China so it is useless to say if Hong Kong gain independence as this would be a violation of the BL. The protesters were thinking of waylaying the Basic Laws by pushing for independence and thus violate Article 1. The irony is that during the colonial British rules, these so-called democracy activists did not enjoy any form of voting or even representation and yet they suddenly want democracy. They are being manipulated by the NED and the foreign powers so as to contain China.

Gilles Milaire: Great discussion, about the only thing I didn’t agree with Daniel was his view that China’s news media is not doing a good job promoting their image. I would agree with Daniel 10 years ago, but today I prefer watching Chinese news any day of the week, their news is objective and honest. Western news is not trustworthy, it’s divisive and feeds the polarization of their societies and most reporting is a one sided distortion. Aside from this small critique, I love The New Atlas for it’s excellent journalism and superb guest.

Lion Rock: Tianmen Square Massacre is just a useful name to demonize China. I woke up from this propaganda when I watched many old videos where eyewitness claimed students all moved out peacefully. BTW the tank man was not killed. The casualty happened not in the square but outside and with soldiers burnt alive and killed. It was a riot and many killed were not students. Anyway the anti-government in HK keep this lie for over 30 years to raise money.

F Liu: The failure of the ”one country and two systems” is that China allowed British colonialism to continue in Hong Kong, Hong Kong youths were not taught to be patriotic towards China, their country but taught to be a loyal subject of their former colonial master. Total failure of the education systems, but this is going to change.

Bruce Clark: Kia Ora – In New Zealand, we’ve only had one other terrorist attack and that was the one committed by the crazy right winger on the Christchurch Mosque, so we are hardly in a position to institute a deradicalisation programme. there would have been two – assuming they had arrested the crazy knife attacker guy – one Muslim extremist and one right wing nut job. Don’t see how that would have worked.
By the way, i really think you guys are doing a marvelous job – you’re honest, intelligent and dedicated to the truth and its great to see people like you in the tradition of CHomsky , Pilger et al. Just thought i should point out your overreach when it came to analysis of NZ. Arohahui

Wangbei Gao: 10 months ago I was on the Tiananmen Square in 1989. Let me tell you this, I am glad that the students didn’t succeed in overthrown of the government. Was the government perfect? Nope, would overthrown of the government makes China a better country and people have better life, hell nope. In hindsight, I can see clearly that CIA played a significant role in that movement. Did US want China to be a better country for its people, hell fucking nope!

Monkeypox is sexually transmitted

•July 29, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Monkeypox is ‘almost certainly’ sexually transmitted. A recent report which found that 98 per cent of confirmed Monkeypox cases were in LGBTQIA+ men has stoked a debate on social media platforms over how the virus has been portrayed as a “gay disease.” 

DW report by Clare Roth / July 25, 2022

The outbreak is a ‘global health emergency’ but experts don’t fully know how monkeypox is transmitted. Close contact between people may be all it takes.

A recent report found that 98 per cent of Monkeypox cases were LGBTQIA+ men

Over half a million people partied in the streets of Berlin to celebrate Christopher Street Day on July 23. It was the first CSD parade since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival marked one of the largest in the city’s history and the euphoria was palpable — people sang, danced, drank champagne, kissed and hugged.

But by late afternoon, as some of the first confetti-covered floats rolled up to the Brandenburger Tor to begin the evening’s festivities, people got push notifications on their phones that may have changed the mood.

The World Health Organization had declared monkeypox — a virus that overwhelmingly affects men who have sex with other men — a global health emergency.

Awareness of the monkeypox outbreak wasn’t absent at Berlin’s Christopher Street Day parade — a handful of people held signs demanding the German government produce more vaccines against the virus, people handed out pamphlets that explained the symptoms and how to recognize them, and the organizers of the event shared a warning was shared on their website.

But no one mentioned monkeypox when the parade’s leaders addressed the crowd, and signs offering free kisses and hugs far outnumbered signs urging action against, or awareness of, the disease.

Public health officials and spokespeople in LGBTQ organizations across the US and Europe have found it hard to communicate the risks of the virus to men who have sex with men without stigmatizing the people they are trying to reach.

In some cases, that has resulted in messaging that has implied the virus can affect all members of the population and that everyone has a similar risk of getting infected.

Anyone can contract monkeypox, but all the science gathered so far indicates that the risk for men who have sex with men, and those who have different sexual partners, is much higher than for those who aren’t part of that community.

Research published July 21, 2022, in the New England Journal of Medicine shows 98% of cases have been detected in men who have sex with men.

Is monkeypox a sexually transmitted infection (STI)?

Experts still don’t know exactly how monkeypox is transmitted.

The New England Journal of Medicine study, which analyzed the samples of over 520 infections across 16 countries from April to June 2022, indicates that in 95% of cases, the virus was spread through “sexual activity.”

But the authors say that “there is no clear evidence of sexual transmission through seminal or vaginal fluids” and that transmission is only proven to occur through large respiratory droplets, close or direct contact with skin lesions and “possibly through contaminated fomites.” Fomites are things like cloths and kitchen utensils that may carry a virus.  

What we know for sure: The virus is spread through very close contact between two people. This can involve cuddling and kissing as well as genital contact.

“Monkeypox is almost certainly sexually transmitted,” said Paul Hunter, a professor of health protection at the Norwich Medical School in the UK.

“But my uneasiness about labeling it as a [sexually transmitted infection] is that for most [STIs] wearing a condom or avoiding penetration or direct oral-anal/oral-genital contact is a good way of preventing transmission. But for monkeypox, even just naked cuddling is a big risk.”

Hunter said labeling monkeypox an STI “could work against control” if it caused people to believe they were safe from contracting the virus if they wore a condom or didn’t penetrate during sex.

Luka Cicin-Sain, a viral immunology researcher at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research in Germany, agreed that labeling monkeypox as a sexually transmitted infection or disease (STD) and focusing on condoms as a prevention method could “backfire as a containment strategy.”

Cicin-Sain said that at this point, it’s still unclear to researchers whether the virus is spread exclusively through semen or also through close contact, saliva droplets or skin-to-skin contact.

Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire, from the Lord out of heaven; and He overthrew those cities, and all the plain and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. Genesis 19:24-25

Although viral DNA was found in semen samples in the study, there wasn’t any evidence that the semen was infectious.

“The situation is similar to COVID, which may also spread through intimate contact and kissing, yet it is not considered an STI,” said Cicin-Sain.

Sodom and Gomorrah found
Dead Sea today / Sodom and Gomorrah yesterday

Sunak and Truss tough talk on China

•July 28, 2022 • Leave a Comment

As United Kingdom gears up for its next Prime Minister, both former chancellor Rishi Sunak and British foreign minister Liz Truss have talked tough on China. It is as if they are American presidential debates for the office of the President of the United States! Or their view were of John Mearsheimer’s who regards China, not Russia, as the world’s main threat and enemy!

“China, the number one threat!” – blow by blow they continues

Since Brexit, the UK has followed US policy closer and closer until it is as if the UK is a state and mouthpiece of the United States. Both Australia and New Zealand are treaty allies of the US in the trilateral ANZUS (Australia, New Zealand and the US) Treaty as well as in Five Eyes (FVEY) intelligence alliance, the latter also comprising Canada and the UK.

Additionally, this is on the background of Australia, the US and the UK who had announced a trilateral AUKUS arrangement last September. Under AUKUS, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) would get access to technology to develop advanced nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs). New Zealand, who used to have a fiercely independent foreign policy, now seems to have allowed herself more and more aligned with the group. Spearheaded by the US, these five nations move around together in a pack; its nerve center radiating from Washington DC. Now London is acting like a wing of the American ox.

Truss and Sunak deliver tough exchange of blows ’til Presenter Kate McCann Faints On-Air

But eventually they, together with Ephraim’s other brothers, that is, all the twelve tribes, would face a tumultuous time known as the time of Jacob’s Trouble (Jeremiah 30:7). Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it. That is, all the combined wars of WWI, WWII, Vietnam and Korea, would pale in comparison!

An alternate view of the Ox and the Unicorn:

Let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren. His glory is like the firstling of his ox (bullock), and his horns are like the horns of unicorns. With them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth; and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh,” Deuteronomy 33:16-17.

On closer look, the Ox and the Unicorn as two separate animals is a misconception. First the scene: “the head of Joseph” and upon Joseph’s head is “his glory;” which is like “the firstling of his ox.” Joseph doesn’t have horns but the Ox has. And upon its horns, that is, the horns of the ox, these are “like the horns of unicorns.” These horns arise from the ox and not from the head of Joseph; and such horns look like that from the unicorns!

Only One Mystical Animal: The Ox with Horns of a Unicorn

So what does this mean? It means there is only one mystical animal, and the horns are only auxiliaries of the Ox. Strictly speaking, the unicorn doesn’t exist. As Ephraim is known as the Ox, it carries all the horns with it. That is, all the nations in the Manasseh camp are being carried on the shoulder of the United States. Being far more dominant, Ephraim led the pack!

Spearheaded by the US, these five nations move around together in a pack; its nerve center radiating from Washington DC. Now London is acting like a wing of the OX as if the UK is a state and mouthpiece of the United States.

What is the Day of the LORD?

•July 27, 2022 • Leave a Comment

The Day of the Lord is a day of Judgement, a day of trouble and distress, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of the Lord’s wrath and a day of destruction. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision upon all the nations.

Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; and if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth; they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth—blood and fire and pillars of smoke. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it. The stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood.

For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; there shall be distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men. It is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, where the sword shall devour, and it shall be sated and made drunk with their blood; and it shall also be the time of the Gentiles.

Zephaniah 1:14-18

14 The great day of the Lord is near; it is near and hasteneth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord; the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of waste and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

16 a day of the trumpet and alarm against the fortified cities and against the high towers.

17 “And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord; and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.”

18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of His jealousy, for He indeed shall make a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land. Zephaniah 1:14-18

Isaiah 13:9-11

9 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel, both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

11 “And I will punish the world for their evil and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. Isaiah 13:9-11

Isaiah 13:13

Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger. Isaiah 13:13

Isaiah 14:16

They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee and consider thee, saying, ‘Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms, Isaiah 14:16

Jeremiah 10:10

But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and an everlasting King. At His wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide His indignation. Jeremiah 10:10

Isaiah 24:21-22

21 And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. Isaiah 24:21-22

Jeremiah 46:10

For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, that He may avenge Him of His adversaries. And the sword shall devour, and it shall be sated and made drunk with their blood; for the Lord God of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the River Euphrates. Jeremiah 46:10

Isaiah 13:4-6

The noise of a multitude in the mountains, as of a great people! A tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together! The Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.

They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy the whole land.

Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand! It shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Isaiah 13:4-6

Isaiah 19:16-17

16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women; and it shall be afraid and fear, because of the shaking of the hand of the Lord of hosts, which He shaketh over it.

17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt; every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the Lord of hosts, which He hath determined against it. Isaiah 19:16-17

Ezekiel 30:3-4

For the day is near; even the day of the Lord is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the Gentiles (NKJV, JUB).

And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia when the slain shall fall in Egypt; and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down. Ezekiel 30:3-4

Isaiah 27:1

In that day the Lord with His sore and great and strong sword shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent; and He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. Isaiah 27:1

Joel 3:12-14

12 “Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow—for their wickedness is great!”

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. Joel 3:12-14

Zephaniah 3:8

“Therefore wait ye upon Me,” saith the Lord, “until the day that I rise up to the prey; for My determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them Mine indignation, even all My fierce anger; for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy. Zephaniah 3:8

Revelation 6:15-17

15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

16 and they said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb!

17 For the great Day of His wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:15-17

Amos 5:18-20

18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! To what end is it for you? The day of the Lord is darkness, and not light:

19 as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

20 Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it? Amos 5:18-20

Isaiah 2:12

For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up—and he shall be brought low” Isaiah 2:12

Joel 1:15

Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. Joel 1:15

Joel 2:1-2

1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand—

a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains. A great people and a strong, there hath not been ever the like; neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. Joel 2:1-2

Jeremiah 30:7-8

Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it. It is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

“‘For it shall come to pass in that day,’ saith the Lord of hosts, ‘that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more be served by him. Jeremiah 30:7-8

Zephaniah 2:1-3

1 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired,

before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of the Lord’S anger come upon you!

Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, who have wrought His judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness; it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’S anger. Zephaniah 2:1-3

Malachi 4:5

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Malachi 4:5

Joel 2:30-31

30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth— blood and fire and pillars of smoke.

31 The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come. Joel 2:30-31

Isaiah 13:9-10

Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel, both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. Isaiah 13:9-10

Obadiah 1:15-16

15 “For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations. As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

16 For as ye have drunk upon My holy mountain, so shall all the nations drink continually; yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been. Obadiah 1:15-16

Isaiah 2:12-17

12 For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up—and he shall be brought low”

13 and upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan;

14 and upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up;

15 and upon every high tower, and upon every fortified wall;

16 and upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant sights.

17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low; and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day, Isaiah 2:12-17

Isaiah 13:9-11

Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel, both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light; the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

11 “And I will punish the world for their evil and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. Isaiah 13:9-11

Malachi 4:1

“For behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble. And the day that cometh shall burn them up,” saith the Lord of hosts, “that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. Malachi 4:1

Isaiah 13:6-9

Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand! It shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt.

And they shall be afraid; pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them. They shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth; they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel, both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. Isaiah 13:6-9

Joel 3:13-14

13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow—for their wickedness is great!”

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. Joel 3:13-14

The Mystery of Melchizedek

•July 26, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Melchizedek, whose name means “king of righteousness,” was a king of Salem and priest of the Most High God (Genesis 14:18–20Psalm 110:4Hebrews 5:6–11, 20Hebrew 7:1-28). Melchizedek’s sudden appearance and disappearance in the book of Genesis is somewhat mysterious.

For this, various opinions have been expressed concerning Melchizedek; some have thought him to be more than a man; some, that he was an angel; others, that he was the Holy Ghost; and others, that he was a divine person superior to Christ; others have supposed that he was the Son of God himself: but he is expressly said to be like unto him, and Christ is said to be of his order; which manifestly distinguish the one from the other; so who was Melchizedek?

Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine for Abraham

Genesis 14:18-20

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine; and he was the priest of the Most High God.

19 And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, possessor of heaven and earth;

20 and blessed be the Most High God, who hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand.” And he gave him tithes of all. Genesis 14:18–20

Melchizedek and Abraham first met after Abraham’s defeat of Chedorlaomer and his three allies. Melchizedek presented bread and wine to Abraham and his weary men, demonstrating friendship. He bestowed a blessing on Abraham in the name of El Elyon (“God Most High”) and praised God for giving Abraham a victory in battle (Genesis 14:18–20).

Abraham presented Melchizedek with a tithe (a tenth) of all the items he had conquered. By this act Abraham indicated that he recognized Melchizedek as a priest who ranked higher spiritually than he. But who was Melchizedek?

Psalm 110:4

The Lord hath sworn and will not repent: “Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek” Psalm 110:4

In Psalm 110, a Messianic Psalm written by David (Matthew 22:43), Jesus, being the Son of God, was presented as coming “after the order of Melchizedek.” If Christ was a priest after the order of Melchizedek, then Christ wasn’t Melchizedek, so they are two separate beings. Was Melchizedek another divine being? No, that couldn’t be, the Divine Beings are only the Father and Son; so who was Melchizedek?

Hebrews 7:1-28

1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham, who was returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him. — this seems to be reinstating Genesis 14:18–20; where Melchizedec met Abraham when returning from the rescue of Lot;

— Jewish authorities, Josephus and the earliest of the Targums, say Melchizedek was Shem, son of Noah, who lived 600 years; this name occurs in the Bible only in Genesis 14, Psalm 110:4, and in this Hebrew. Nothing else is certainly known of him;

— excerpts from Genesis 11:10-27— Shem was a hundred years old, and begot Arpachshad two years after the flood. … Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and begot Shelah. … Shelah lived thirty years, and begot Eber. … Eber lived four and thirty years, and begot Peleg. … Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu. … Reu lived two and thirty years, and begot Serug. ‘… Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor. … Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begot Terah. … Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram — Shem100 + Arpachshad35 + Shelah30 + Eber34 + Peleg30 + Reu32 + Serug30 + Nahor29 + Terah70 = 390; and since Abraham lived 175 before he died, hence Shem outlived Abraham by about 210 years!

— if the Masoretic numbers are correct then Jewish authorities that Melchizedek was Shem, who was also king of Salem could have a possibility; but the Q. is why was he there, and how was he made a priest?

— from the Septuagint — Shem100 + Arpachshad135 + Cainan130 + Shelah130 + Eber134 + Peleg130 + Reu132 + Serug130 + Nahor129 + Terah70 = 1220; a difference of 828 years! So this is a mystery! Who is right; surprisingly the Targum agrees with the Masoretic Text! But the Septuagint largely agrees with the Samaritan Pentateuch!

— the Samaritan Pentateuch — Shem100 + Arpaxad135 + Salah130 + Eber134 + Peleg130 + Reu132 + Serug130 + Nahor79 + Terah70 = 1038; a difference of 646 years!

2 To him also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, Melchizedek first being by interpretation “king of righteousness,” and after that also king of Salem, which means “king of peace.” — “a tenth” generally means a tithe in the Levitical sense, but it may not be; it could even mean a portion of the the booty taken, so we need to have our option what it means;

— a tithe in the Levitical sense always comes from crops and animals increase; never from booty taken.

3 Without father, without mother and without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God, he abideth a priest continually. — if Melchizedek was “without father, without mother and without descent,” then this description doesn’t fit Shem, since his father was Noah, and his children, Elam and Asshur, and Arphaxad and Lud and Aram (Genesis 10:22); hence the mystery remains!

— “made like unto the Son of God” so this is close to or another “Son of God” as if Jesus has a brother? If so where is the proof? (More at the end)

4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils. — as stated above “a tenth” generally means a tithe in the Levitical sense, but it may not be; it could even mean a portion of the the booty taken, so it does’t prove anything;

5 And verily, those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes from the people according to the law — that is, from their brethren — though they come out of the loins of Abraham. — these have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law; Numbers 18:20, these they took of all the people of Israel in the rest of the tribes, by the commandment of God, on account of their service in the tabernacle; and because they had no inheritance in the land; and to show that the Israelites held their land of God himself.

6 But Melchizedek, whose descent is not counted from them, received tithes from Abraham and blessed him that had the promises.

Sculpture of Melchizedek by the Roman Church

7 And beyond all contradiction, the lesser is blessed by the greater. — the conclusion, that Melchizedek in this act appears as Abraham’s superior, so who was he?

8 And here men who die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

PHILLIPS Now notice the greatness of this man. Even Abraham the patriarch pays him a tribute of a tenth part of the spoils. Further, we know that, according to the Law, the descendants of Levi who accept the office of priest have the right to demand a “tenth” from the people, that is from their brothers, despite the fact that the latter are descendants of Abraham. But here we have one who is quite independent of Levitic ancestry taking a “tenth” from Abraham, and giving a blessing to Abraham, the holder of God’s promises! And no one can deny that the receiver of a blessing is inferior to the one who gives it. Again, in the one case it is mortal men who receive the “tenths”, and in the other is one who, we are assured, is alive. One might say that even Levi, the proper receiver of “tenths”, has paid his tenth to this man, for in a sense he already existed in the body of his father Abraham when Melchizedek met him.

9 And, as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, paid tithes through Abraham,

10 for he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met Abraham.

MSG You realize just how great Melchizedek is when you see that Father Abraham gave him a tenth of the captured treasure. Priests descended from Levi are commanded by law to collect tithes from the people, even though they are all more or less equals, priests and people, having a common father in Abraham. But this man, a complete outsider, collected tithes from Abraham and blessed him, the one to whom the promises had been given. In acts of blessing, the lesser is blessed by the greater.

11 If therefore perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron?

12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

13 For He of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

PHILLIPS We may go further. If it be possible to bring men to spiritual maturity through the Levitical priestly system (for that is the system under which the people were given the Law), why does the necessity arise for another priest to make his appearance after the order of Melchizedek, instead of following the normal priestly calling of Aaron? For if there is a transference of priestly powers, there will necessarily follow an alteration of the Law regarding priesthood. He who is described as our High Priest belongs to another tribe, no member of which had ever attended the altar! For it is a matter of history that our Lord was a descendant of Judah, and Moses made no mention of priesthood in connection with that tribe.

14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.

15 And this is yet far more evident when there ariseth another priest according to the similitude of Melchizedek,

16 who is made not according to the law of a carnal commandment, but according to the power of an endless life.

MSG If the priesthood of Levi and Aaron, which provided the framework for the giving of the law, could really make people perfect, there wouldn’t have been need for a new priesthood like that of Melchizedek. But since it didn’t get the job done, there was a change of priesthood, which brought with it a radical new kind of law. There is no way of understanding this in terms of the old Levitical priesthood, which is why there is nothing in Jesus’ family tree connecting him with that priestly line.

17 For He testifieth: “Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.”

18 For there is verily an annulling of the former commandment because of the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. — the law being obsolete? If so, Jesus never teach this for he said, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law: judgment, mercy, and faith. These ought ye to have done and not to leave the other undone.” Matthew 23:23

19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did, by which we draw nigh unto God. — the Levitical, ceremonial law. It did not produce a perfect state; it did not do what was desirable to be done for a sinner; but like the Passover it was a foreshadow of things to come; it was to forshadow Christ’s death and sacrifice;

— or like Yum Kippur, the day of Atonement, where Christ’s blood was offered before the Father as an atonement for sin; again, it was a foreshadowing.

20 And inasmuch as it was not without an oath that He was made priest

MSG The old priesthood of Aaron perpetuated itself automatically, father to son, without explicit confirmation by God. But then God intervened and called this new, permanent priesthood into being with an added promise: God gave his word; he won’t take it back: “You’re the permanent priest.” This makes Jesus the guarantee of a far better way between us and God—one that really works! A new covenant.

21 (for those priests were made without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said unto Him: “The Lord swore and will not repent, ‘Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.’”),

22 by so much more was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

PHILLIPS And he is, by virtue of this fact, himself the living guarantee of a “better” agreement. Human High Priests have always been changing, for death made a permanent appointment impossible. But Christ, because he lives for ever, possesses a priesthood that needs no successor. This means that he can save fully and completely those who approach God through him, for he is always living to intercede on their behalf.

23 And those priests truly were many, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death;

24 but this Man, because He continueth forever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

25 Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost those who come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.

PHILLIPS And he is, by virtue of this fact, himself the living guarantee of a “better” agreement. Human High Priests have always been changing, for death made a permanent appointment impossible. But Christ, because he lives for ever, possesses a priesthood that needs no successor. This means that he can save fully and completely those who approach God through him, for he is always living to intercede on their behalf.

26 For such a High Priest who is befitting for us, holy, undisposed to harm, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens,

27 who needeth not, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice daily first for His own sins and then for the people’s; for this He did once when He offered up Himself.

28 For the law maketh men high priests who have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which came since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

MSG So now we have a high priest who perfectly fits our needs: completely holy, uncompromised by sin, with authority extending as high as God’s presence in heaven itself. Unlike the other high priests, he doesn’t have to offer sacrifices for his own sins every day before he can get around to us and our sins. He’s done it, once and for all: offered up himself as the sacrifice. The law appoints as high priests men who are never able to get the job done right. But this intervening command of God, which came later, appoints the Son, who is absolutely, eternally perfect.

most Christian commentators assert that Melchizedek was the Son of God himself: but proof are scarce and weak. He is expressly said to be like unto Christ and said to be of Melchizedek’s order; which should manifestly distinguish the one from the other; so who was Melchizedek?

Is Melchizedek another Son of God? Is he a brother of the Logos? Is he worthy of being worshipped? If he is then perhaps God has three “Son” (Lucifer, Logos and Melchizedek?). This rhymes with Adam and Noah both had three sons! Are these just mere coincidences??

But when John was taken in a vision into heaven and there, seeing the throne of the Father, the four beasts, the seven angels and finally the Lamb, nowhere did Melchizedek made his presence there!

So the Mystery of Melchizedek remains mysterious! for Christ says, “If I have told you earthly things and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things?”

5782 – Timeline of Jewish History

•July 25, 2022 • Leave a Comment

This Hebrew year starts September 7th 2021-2022. A Hebrew year is 355 days long. On this day, September 7, 2021, using God’s lunar calendar, the Biblical year 5782 begins.

On the race toward the beginning of the seventh millenium, the Western calendar is already off by 23 years whereas the Jewish Calendar has still 217 years to run. Thus giving rise to a difference of 240 year! The Question is, where are the discrepancies?

And this year, according to the Jews, is 5782.

Timeline of Jewish History

By Mattis Kantor


Creation of Heaven and Earth, and Adam and Eve

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
-37601Creation of Adam and Eve
-3631130Seth (son of Adam) was born
-3526235Enoch (son of Seth) was born
-3436325Keynan (son of Enosh) was born
-3366395Mehalalel (son of Keynan) was born
-3301460Yered (son of Mehalalel) was born
-3139622Chanoch (son of Yered) was born
-3074687Metushelach (son of Chanoch) was born
-2887874Lemech II (son of Metushelach) was born
-2831930Adam died
-27051056Noah (son of Lemech II) was born
-22251536Noah began the construction of the ark
-22051556Yaphet (son of Noah) was born
-22041557Cham (son of Noah) was born
-22031558Shem (son of Noah) was born
-21051656Metushelach died
-21051656The great flood covered the earth
-21031658Arpachshad (son of Shem) was born
-20681693Shelach (son of Arpachshad) born
-20381723Eber (son of Shelach) was born
-20041757Peleg (son of Eber) was born
-19741787Re’u (son of Peleg) was born
-19421819Serug (son of Re’u) was born
-19121849Nachor I (son of Serug) was born
-18831878Terah (son of Nachor I) was born

The Forefathers

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
-18131948Abraham was born
-18031958Sarah (daughter of Haran) was born
-17881973Abraham married Sarah
-17651996Dispersion from Babel after building the tower
-17612000Terah left Ur Kasdim with his family
-17552006Noah died
-17432018The covenant (Brit Bein Habetarim) with Abraham
-17382023Abraham settled in Canaan (start of the 430 years? Ex 12:40. No, earlier 2018 above)
-17272034Ishmael (son of Abraham) was born
-17132048Abraham circumcised himself and Ishmael
-17132048Sodom and Gommorah were destroyed
-17132048Isaac (son of Abraham) was born
-16772084The Akeda, where Isaac was brought on the altar by Abraham
-16772084Sarah died
-16532108Jacob and Esau were born
-16382123Abraham died
-16032158Shem (son of Noah) died
-15902171Isaac blessed Jacob instead of Esau
-15762185Jacob went to Haran
-15742187Eber (great-grandson of Shem) died
-15692192Jacob married Leah and Rachel
-15662195Levi (son of Jacob and Leah) was born
-15622199Joseph, son of Jacob and Rachel, was born
-15562205Jacob left Haran
-15532208Benjamin was born
-15452216Joseph was sold
-15332228Isaac died
-15322229Joseph became viceroy of Egypt
-15262235Kehot (son of Levi) was born
-15232238Jacob (and his family) went to Egypt

Living in Egypt

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
-15062255Jacob died
-14292332After Levi died, the enslavement in Egypt began
-13932368Moses was born
-13552406Joshua was born
-13142447Moses encountered the burning bush
-13132448The Exodus (end of the 430 year)

Traveling Through the Desert

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
-13132448The Israelites crossed the Red Sea
-13132448The revelation at Mount Sinai and the giving of the Torah
-13132448Moses broke the Tablets
-13122449Moshe came down Mount Sinai with the second Tablets
-13122449The Tabernacle was erected
-13122449The spies returned from Canaan with bad news
-12742487Aharon and Miriam died
-12732488Moses died

Judges and Early Prophets

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
-12732488The Israelites crossed the Jordan into Canaan
-12582503The appointment of the Land of Israel was completed
-12452516Joshua died
-12282533The rule of Judges began with Othniel ben Kenaz
-11882573Ehud ben Gerah became leader
-11072654Shamgar ben Anath died
-11072654Deborah became leader
-10672694Gideon became leader
-10272734Abimelech, son of Gideon, became leader
-10242737Tola, son of Pua, became leader
-10032758Jair, the Gileadite, became leader
-9822779Jephtah (HaGil’adi) became leader
-9692792Elon (HaZevuloni) became leader
-9592802Abdon ben Hillel became leader
-9512810Samson became leader
-9312830Eli the Kohen became leader
-9072854David was born
-8902871Samuel became leader

Kings and the First Holy Temple

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
-8792882Saul was appointed king
-8772884David became king of Judah in Hebron
-8692892David became king of Israel in Jerusalem
-8372924Solomon became king
-8332928The building of the first Beit Hamikdash commenced
-8272935The first Beit Hamikdash was completed
-7972964Solomon died and his kingdom was divided
-7972964Rehabeam (son of Solomon) became king of Judah
-7972964Jeroboam ben Nevat became king over Israel
-7183043Elijah went up in a chariot of fire
-6773084Joash renovated the Beit Hamikdash
-6193142Isaiah began his prophecies
-5743187The first two of the Ten Tribes were exiled
-5663195Another two of the Ten Tribes were exiled
-5623199Hezekiah became king of Judah
-5563205The last of the Ten Tribes were exiled
-5483213Sennacherib invaded the Land of Judah and retreated
-5333228Menasseh (son of Hezekiah) became king of Judah
-4633298Jeremiah began his prophecies
-4583303Josiah renovated the Beit Hamikdash
-4423319Jerusalem was conquered and Joiakim (Yehoyakim) was exiled
-4403321Joiakim burned the Book of Lamentations composed by Jeremiah
-4343327Jerusalem was conquered again and Jehoiachin was exiled
-4303331Jeremiah persisted in prophesying calamity
-4293332Ezekiel prophesied in exile
-4253336The final Babylonian siege of Jerusalem
-4233338The walls of Jerusalem were penetrated
-4233338The sacrifices ceased in the Beit Hamikdash
-4233338The First Temple destroyed

Exile in Babylon

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
-4233339Gedalyah ben Achikam was killed
-4213340Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar dream
-4103352Ezekiel prophesied about the future Beit Hamikdash
-3723389Daniel read the writing on the wall
-3723389Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den
-3713390Zerubabel led the return to the Land of Israel
-3703391Building of Second Temple commenced, then halted
-3663395Achashverosh II made his great banquet
-3623399Esther was taken to the palace
-3573404Esther took action against Haman’s decree
-3553406Mordechai proclaimed the celebration of Purim
-3533408Building of the second Beit Hamikdash resumed
-3493412The Second Temple completed

Building of the Second Holy Temple

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
-3483413Ezra led the second return to the Land of Israel
-3353426Nehemiah returned to rebuild walls of Jerusalem
-3133448Ezra died
-3133448Simon the Tzaddik met Alexander the Great
-3133449The Minyan Shtarot began

Greek Cultural Domination

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
-2733488Simon the Tzaddik died
-246351572 Elders translated the Torah into Greek (Septuagint)
-1403621The revolt of Mattityahu the Chashmona’i

Kingdom of Judea: Dynasty of the Chashmona’im

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
-1393622Judah the Maccabee ruled
-1393622The Second Beit Hamikdash was re-dedicated
-1383623Hannukah was declared a festival
-1333628Judah the Maccabee was killed in battle
-1333628Yonatan (son of Mattityahu) ruled
-1273634Shimon (son of Mattityahu) ruled
-1193642Yohanan Hyrkanos (son of Shimon) ruled
-933668Judah Aristoblus (son of Yochanan Hyrkanos) ruled
-913670Alexander Yannai (son of Yochanan Hyrkanos) ruled
-733688Queen Shalomtzion (Salome Alexandra, wife of Alexander Yannai) ruled
-653696Aristoblus II (son of Alexander Yannai) ruled/td>
-613700The Romans gained control of Judea
-613700Hyrkanos II (son of Alexander Yannai) ruled
-403721Antigonus (son of Aristoblus II) ruled

Roman Client Kings and Rulers: The Herodian Dynasty

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
-363725Herod I ruled, killing all the Chashmona’im
-333728Hillel became the leader of the Torah scholars
-193742Herod I began rebuilding the second Beit Hamikdash
-113750Renovation of the second Beit Hamikdash was completed
13761Archelaus (son of Herod I) ruled
83768Hillel died
103770Archelaus was deposed by the Roman Emperor
213781Agrippa I (grandson of Herod I) ruled
283788The Sanhedrin moved from the second Beit Hamikdash
443804Agrippa II (son of Agrippa I) ruled
503810Rabban Gamliel I (son of Shimon) grandson of Hillel, died
663826Vespasian arrived in Judea to reassert Roman authority
693829The Second Temple destroyed

The Talmudic Era: The Mishnah

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
743834R. Yohanan ben Zakkai died
863846The Sanhedrin moved from place to place, under R. Gamliel II
1333893Betar fell, and the Bar Kochba revolt ended in tragedy
1343894Judaism was banned, and R. Akiva was imprisoned
1893949R. Judah Hanassi completed the Mishnah around this time

The Talmudic Era: The Gemara

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
2193979Rav left the Land of Israel and settled in Bablyonia
2474007Shmuel was the Talmudic authority in Bablyonia
2544014R. Yohanan was the leading Talmudic authority
2904050R. Huna was the leading Talmudic authority
2984058R. Yehudah was the leading Talmudic authority
3004060R. Chisda was the leading Talmudic authority
3094069Rabbah was the leading Talmudic authority
3214081R. Yosef was the leading Talmudic authority
3254085Abayey was the leading Talmudic authority
3384098Rava was the leading Talmudic authority
3594119Hillel II (who established the calendar) became Nassi
3924152R. Ashi was the leading Talmudic authority
4274187R. Ashi died after the compilation of the Gemara
4754235The Talmud was complete when Ravina II died

The Rabbanan

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
5514311Mar Zutra proclaimed Jewish self-rule in Babylonia

The Geonim

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
5894349The talmudic academy of Pumpedita was reconstituted
6094369The talmudic academy of Sura was reconstituted
6144374The Persians conquered the Land of Israel
6144374The Jews were allowed to return to Jerusalem
6294389The Byzantine Empire reconquered the Land of Israel
6364396R. Yitzchak was the last gaon of Neharde’a (Firuz-Shabur)
6374397The Arabs conquered the Land of Israel
6454405One of the “Takkkanot Hage’onim” was enacted at this time
7554515R. Achai Gaon left Iraq for the Land of Israel
7594519R. Yehuda became gaon of Sura
7594519The Halachot Gedolot (BaHag) was written at this time
7884548Another of the “Takkanot Hage’onim” was enacted at this time
8584618R. Amram (who wrote the Siddur) became gaon of Sura
9284688Rabbeinu Saadya was appointed gaon of Sura
9554715“Four Captives” were ransomed at around this time
9684728R. Sherira became gaon of Pumpedita
9974757R. Hai became (the last) gaon of Pumpedita
10384798R. Hai died, and the academies of Babylon declined

The Early Rishonim: The Crusade Massacres

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
10404800Rabbeinu Gersom Me’or Hagola died
10884848The Rif arrived in Spain from Morocco
10964856The Crusaders destroyed Jewish communities
10994859Jerusalem was captured by the Crusaders
11034863The Rif died
11054865Rashi died, and the era of the Tosaphot began
11354895The Rambam (Maimonides) was born
11444904The first (recorded) blood libel took place
11474907The Crusaders attacked Jewish communities
11474907Rabbeinu Tam was captured by the Crusaders
11484908The Rambam’s and the Radak’s families left Cordova
11654925The Rambam visited the Land of Israel
11714931Rabbeinu Tam died
11754935The Rashbam died
11844944The young son of the Ri was killed
11874948Jews were allowed to return to Jerusalem
11894949R. Yaakov D’Orleans was killed in London
11904950Jews were massacred in England in the third Crusade
11914951Rabbi David Kimchi, known as the “Radak”, wrote his commentary
11944954The Ramban (Nachmanides) was born
11984959The Ra’avad died
12044965The Rambam died
12364996Rampaging mobs massacred Jews in France
12425002A massive burning of the Talmud took place in Paris
12445004Jerusalem was sacked by Egyptians and Turks
12525012The Inquisition began to use torture
12675027The Ramban left Spain and settled in the Land of Israel
12705030The Ramban died
12865046The Maharam MeRothenburg was imprisoned
12905050New works advanced the study of Kabbalah
12905050The era of the Tosaphot concluded at around this time

Later Rishonim: Persecutions and Expulsions

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
12905050All Jews were expelled from England
12935053The Maharam MeRothenburg died in prison
12985058The Rindfleisch massacres began
12985058The author of the ‘Mordechai’ and Hagahot Maimoniyot were killed
13055065The Rashba placed a limited ban on philosophy
13055065The Rosh and his son, the Tur, arrived in Spain
13065066All Jews were expelled from France
13105070The Rashba died
13205080Jews were massacred by the Pastoureaux Crusaders
13275088The Rosh died
13365096Jews of Germany were massacred by the Armleder bands
13385098The Ralbag wrote his commentary on the Bible
13495109The Black Death massacres swept across Europe
13675127The Ran, Rivash, and other scholars in Spain were imprisoned
13915151Jews of Spain were massacred — many were forced to convert
13915151The Rivash and Rashbatz left Spain
13945155The Final expulsion of Jews from France
14135173R. Yosef Albo was in a forced debate with Christians
14215181Jews in Austria were massacred in the Wiener Gezera
14755235The invention of printing was used for Jewish books
14815241The Inquisition was established in Spain
14885248R. Ovadiah De Bertinoro settled in Jerusalem
14915251Columbus consulted R. Avraham Zacuto for his travels
14925252All Jews were expelled from Spain and Sicily

The Great Scholars of the Shulchan Aruch and Torah Consolidation

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
14935253R.Yitzchak Abarbanel arrived in Naples, from Spain
14965257All Jews were expelled from Portugal
15165276The Ein Yaakov was printed
15165276The Turks (Ottoman Empire) conquered Eretz Yisrael
15255285R.Yosef Yoselman saved many Jews during the Peasants’ War
15535314A mass burning of Jewish books took place in Rome
15635323The Shulchan Aruch was completed by R.Yosef Karo
15705330The Shulchan Aruch was published with supplements of Rama
15725332The Arizal died in Tzfat
15735333The Maharal came to Prague
15735334The Maharshal died
15755335R.Yosef Karo died in Tzefat
15995359The Maharal returned to Prague again
16145374The Maharsha became rabbi in Lublin
16165377The Tosaphot Yom Tov commentary was concluded
16215382The Shaloh arrived in the Land of Israel
16295389R.Yom Tov Lipman Heller was imprisoned in Prague
16405400R.Yoel Sirkes, the Bach, died
16465406The Shach and Taz (on Shulchan Aruch) were printed
16485408Jews were massacred by Chmielnicki’s forces

Early Acharonim and East European Massacres

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
16545414The first Jews settled in New Amsterdam (New York)
16555415Many Jews killed in Russian and Swedish invasions of Poland
16565416Jews were permitted to live in England
16565416Baruch Spinoza was excommunicated
16735433The Magen Avraham (on Shulchan Aruch) was completed
16765437Shabtai Tzvi died as a Muslim
16895449The Beit Shmuel (on the Shulchan Aruch) was printed
16985458The Baal Shem Tov was born
17025463The Pnei Yehoshua’s family was killed in an explosion
17125472The Siftei Chachamim was arrested
17245484R.Yaakov Culi (Me’am Lo’ez) arrived in Constantinople
17275487The Mishneh LeMelech died
17345494Jews were massacred by the Haidamack bands

Acharonim and Early Chassidim

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
17415501The Or HaChayim arrived in the Land of Israel
17475507R. Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (Ramchal) died in Acco (Acre)
17505510R. Jonathan Eybeschutz became Rabbi in Hamburg
17545515R. Yechezkel Landau, known as the “Noda BiYehuda”, became Rabbi in Prague
17575518The Frankists instigated mass burnings of the Talmud
17595519Frankists supported blood libel charges in public ‘debate’
17605520The Baal Shem Tov died
17645524The Council of Four Lands, known as the “Vaad Arba Aratzot”, was discontinued
17685528Despite resistance, the Haidamacks massacre thousands
17725532The Maggid of Mezeritsch died
17825542R. N. Adler and Chatam Sofer visited the Noda BiYehuda
17865546R. Elimelech of Lizensk died
17915551The Pale of Settlement was established in Russia
17935553Jews suffered in reign of terror of French Revolution
17975558The Vilna Gaon died
17985559The Ba’al HaTanya was released from first imprisonment
17995559Napoleon led an army expedition through the Land of Israel
18065566The Chida (R. Chaim Yosef David Azulai) died
18065566The Chatam Sofer became rabbi in Pressburg
18095570R. Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev died
18105571R. Nachman of Breslov died
18145574R. Akiva Eger became rabbi in Posen
18145575Kozhnitzer Maggid and Yehudi of Peshischa, both died
18155575Chozeh of Lublin and R. Mendel of Rymanov both died
18195579Anti Jewish riots spread throughout Germany
18275587Russia began conscripting Jewish children to the army
18405600R.Yisrael of Ruzhin was released from imprisonment

Later Acharonim and the Changing Society

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
18435603The Tzemach Tzedek of Lubavitch was repeatedly arrested in Russia
18465606Sir Moshe Montefiore visited Russia to help local Jews
18485609R. Yisrael Salanter left Vilna
18515611R. Shimshon Raphael Hirsch became rabbi in Frankfort am Main
18595619R. Menachem Mendel of Kotzk died
18645624The Malbim was imprisoned, and then expelled from Rumania
18665626Chidushei HaRim, Tiferet Shlomo, and Tzemach Tzedek, died
18735633The Chafetz Chaim was published
18745634The Minchat Chinuch died
18785638Petah Tikvah agricultural settlement was established
18815641Many Jews began leaving Russia after a wave of pogroms
18865646R. Shlomo Ganzfried (author of Kitzur Shulchan Aruch) died
18925652R. Chaim (Brisker) became Rabbi in Brisk
19055665The Sfat Emet died
19055665Many Jews were killed in (official) Russian pogroms
19115671Chazon Ish was published
19145674Over 500,000 Jewish soldiers fought in World War I
19185678Over 60,000 Jews were killed during the Russian Revolution
19235684The Daf HaYomi study cycle commenced
19275687The Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe was released from Soviet prison
19385699Jews were attacked in the Kristallnacht pogroms in Germany

The Holocaust

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
19395699Germany started World War II, and mass killing of Jews
19415701Nazi Germany unexpectedly invaded Russia
19415701200,000 Jews were killed at Babi Yar and Ponary
19425702400,000 Jews of Warsaw were sent to death camps
19435703Nazi Germany experienced massive losses in the battle of Stalingrad
19435703The remaining Jews in Warsaw staged a massive uprising
19435703Jewish uprisings at Treblinka, Sobibor, and Bialystock
19435703The Danish people quietly rescued 93% of their Jews to safety
19445704300,000 Hungarian Jews were killed in 3 months
19445705Uprising in Auschwitz death camp just before freedom
19455705Nazi Germany was conquered, and World War II ended
194557056,000,000 Jews were killed by the Nazis during the war

The Modern State of Israel

SECULAR YEARJEWISH YEAREVENT IN HISTORY
19475707Publication of the Talmud Encyclopedia was commenced
19475708The United Nations divided Israel
19475708Arabs attacked Israel to gain territory
19485708The State of Israel was established
19485708Israel was invaded by many Arab countries
19495709The “War of Independence” in Israel ended
19505710All Jews left the ancient Jewish community of Iraq
19505710Almost all Jews of Yemen emigrated to Israel
19515711The Lubavitcher Rebbe accepts the mantle of leadership
19565717Jewish forces invaded Egypt and conquered the Sinai Desert
19675727The Lubavitcher Rebbe established the Tefillin Campaign
19675727Jerusalem re-united under Jewish rule in the Six Day War
197357342,500 Jewish soldiers were killed in the Yom Kippur War
19745734The Lubavitcher Rebbe established the Shabbat Candle Campaign
19825742Massive enemy arsenals were discovered in Lebanon
19875746The first international conference of Chabad Lubavitch emissaries
19935753A secret agreement signed in Oslo
19945754The Lubavitcher Rebbe passed away
20085767Deadly terrorist attack at the Chabad House in Mumbai, India, kills six
20205780Israel signed “Abraham Accords,” normalizing relations with UAE and Bahrain, soon followed by Sudan and Morocco.

SMIC’s breakthrough to 7nm

•July 24, 2022 • Leave a Comment

SMIC’s breakthrough shows US efforts to contain Chinese tech are failing

SHINE by Tom Fowdy / July 22, 2022 // Bloomberg July 21, 2022

On July 21, it was reported in Bloomberg that China’s leading chipmaker, Shanghai-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) had successfully established 7nm node chips (two generations ahead from 14nm), available for export. Their conclusions? That China had successfully mastered this technology (since July 2021) despite US sanctions intended to stop it from doing so, with the Biden administration aiming to keep SMIC from surpassing 14nm technology as part of its “technology war” containment effort against China.

Although this seems credible enough, there are several motivations behind the publication of such a story in Bloomberg to keep in mind. Firstly, the US Senate is haggling over a massive chip subsidy bill to American semiconductor manufacturers, which has been controversial. It has been a common element of US political discourse to hype up the “China threat” by giving laser focus to China’s achievements in order to drive forward certain policy ambitions, as had been previously done with talk of hypersonic missiles. Secondly, the US administration has long debated placing even tougher sanctions on SMIC on the export of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

However, the indication that SMIC has already achieved 7nm node technology shows it is already too late for such an option to have a meaningful effect, and such demonstrates that America’s attempts to block China’s technological development have above all been toothless and, in the long run, bound to fail.

Since the Trump administration taken office, US foreign policy has centered upon the objective to block China’s advances in semiconductor technology by increasingly depriving it of access to foreign-made components. This has included listing hundreds upon hundreds (an ever-growing number) of Chinese firms on the US Commerce Department “entity list” banning them from importing high-tech components from the US, using ownership of key patents to interfere in Chinese takeovers of semiconductor firms overseas and veto them and strongarming key lithography firms such as ASML to stop exporting their most critical machines, such as Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUV) machines to China.

In conjunction with this, it has also forced semiconductor firms such as TSMC and Samsung to build capacity in the United States in the bid to politicize and attain over control the entire supply chain for geopolitical purposes.

Although this policy has in the short term created disruptions for companies such as Huawei (who was subject to the tougher “Foreign Direct Product” rule), in the bigger picture America’s aims are in fact backfiring and, as a recent Time Magazine headline led with, are “supercharging China’s chipmaking industry.” Why so? Since 2019, the threat of being cut off from international semiconductor supplies has forced Chinese companies to prioritize a localization drive of their own technology to mitigate business risks. This has involved finding local suppliers where possible, investing heavily in research, and also frontloading the import of lithography machines from overseas in order to preempt the United States. ASML’s sales to China, as well as the purchase of older lithography equipment from South Korea and Japan, have surged over the past year.

In conjunction with this, Chinese government has also overseen large-scale investment in the chip sector with the goal of driving up its own national self-sufficiency, with access to semiconductors being not for “military usage” as the US likes to claim, but as a key prerequisite for national economic development.

The results of all these efforts are paying off. China now has 19 of the world’s fastest-growing chip firms. As a previous China Daily story notes: “For the first time, three Chinese mainland chipmakers accounted for more than 10 percent of the global foundry revenue in the first quarter of this year.” On a year-upon-year basis, SMIC’s revenue increased by 39 percent to US$5.44 billion on booming demand.

This means US sanctions to try and contain China’s semiconductor industry are ultimately not working. They might be able to bring about short-term problems by depriving access to certain markets or parts, but what they cannot outflank is the strength of China’s investment and innovation drive.

RT: SMIC’s breakthrough puts the company’s semiconductors in the same league as Samsung and Taiwan’s TSMC

America’s policy is both unimaginative and negative. One might be able to freeze a small and poor country from the global semiconductor industry, but this is not applicable with China, who has the resources and determination to advance itself. Given this, SMIC’s outflanking of US sanctions illustrates that whilst there is a long way to go, the White House is ultimately losing this battle to deprive China of tech self-sufficiency.

“I will be unto Ephraim as a moth,” Hosea 5:12
Clarke – I will consume them little by little, as a moth frets a garment.
Gill – which eats garments, penetrates into them, feeds on them privately, secretly, without any noise, and gradually and slowly consumes them; but at last utterly, that they are of no use and profit:

Global Crop Declines

•July 23, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Satellite Imagery Shows Global Crop Declines – Except For Russia And China

Zerohedge by Tyler Durden / July 17, 2022

Infrared satellite imagery designed to measure moisture levels and the health of farmlands suggests that staple crops such as wheat are in poor condition and in sharp decline among major exporters including the Ukraine, the US and India.  Two countries do have bumper crops so far though; namely Russia and China.  

It is hard to say which governments and institutions monitor this data, but a few months ago a multitude of political leaders and global banks issued simultaneous warnings of a “global food shortage” and an impending crisis.  Such institutions included the IMF, World Bank, the BIS and even the White House.  So far, a perfect storm of stagflation, supply chain disruptions and poor weather conditions have combined to disrupt food production around the world. 

Price inflation due to central bank stimulus measures has been enough to do incredible damage to the many national economies, but a single bad year for crops on top of this could spell disaster.  

Russia and China, on the other hand, are enjoying a strategic advantage.  As we entered spring of this year, the mainstream media heralded the end of the Russian economy and the swift collapse of their war efforts in Ukraine.  Today, Russia is selling more oil and exporting more commodities than ever before, and both Russia and China now have the most healthy staple crops in the world.  It’s almost as if the public in the west has been deliberately misled about our economic strength.   

Sadly, many people in the west have forgotten the importance of commodities, industry and energy in terms of geopolitical leverage.  Without dominance of these three arenas there is no chance for a nation or group of nations to dictate terms to a country that has such advantages.  Economic warfare is about independent production and adaptability; these are two things the US and Europe do not have right now.

 

With declines in crop exports, food prices will rise even further this year and there is also the possibility that Russia could cut off the EU and other nations from access to their agricultural market.  Though the Kremlin says this will not happen, given the right trigger event it remains a legitimate threat.  Already this month Europe is on the edge of an economic cliff as they wait to see if the Russian “maintenance shutdown” of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline is actually temporary, or the beginning of a full bore energy crisis that will last for years.          

In other words, the temptation for the eastern nations to use food as a weapon against NATO countries will be just as high on their list as oil and gas.  With food and energy stability in doubt there is also a considerable danger of civil unrest.  Third world nations are likely to see the worst of the shortages, but price inflation in necessities is here to stay for first world countries as well.  And along with that comes all the associated economic problems, including rising crime, rising unemployment and rising poverty. 

“Therefore as I live, saith the Lord God, surely because thou hast defiled My sanctuary with all thy detestable things and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall Mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.

“A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee; and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.” Ezekiel 5:11-12

Is Pelosi Going To Spark A War?

•July 22, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Is Nancy Pelosi (82) Going To Spark A Sarajevo Incident in Taiwan?

South China Morning Post / 19 July, 2022 // Yahoo News / July 19, 2022

Beijing warns US will ‘bear all consequences’ if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan in August.

Beijing has warned that the United States will “bear all consequences” and face “forceful measures” from Beijing if US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan as reported.

Is Nancy Pelosi Going To Spark A Sarajevo Incident in Taiwan?

Yahoo News said Pelosi would take a delegation to Taiwan next month. It would be the first visit by a US speaker of the house to the self-ruled island in 25 years.

Pelosi is planning to use a military aircraft to fly to the island, which is standard for congressional delegations. But to the Chinese, “it looks like a military operation,” said one U.S. official.

But President Joe Biden said, “The military thinks it’s not a good idea right now,” when asked whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should take a trip to Taiwan.

Pelosi suggested that the president’s comments stem from the military being “afraid our plane would get shot down, or something like that, by the Chinese.” While not confirming the trip, she added that she has not heard that directly from Biden.

“China firmly opposes this as it will have a grave impact on the political foundation of bilateral relations,” Zhao told a regular news briefing in Beijing. “If the US were to insist on going down the wrong path, China will take resolute and strong measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity. All the ensuing consequences shall be borne by the US side.”

And Hu Xijin of China’s state-run paper Global Times also offers a stern warning against her rescheduled visit to Taiwan:

If she really dares to visit Taiwan, it will be a major serious incident. She will be the enemy that divides China. She will experience a risky visit. She will also bear historical responsibility for possibly triggering a military conflict in the Taiwan Strait.

Perhaps Pelosi’s visit might even trigger a Sarajevo incident of 1914, which could spark some skirmeses and to ignite a nuclear World War III? And we would all be gone!

Assassination in Sarajevo 1914: The Catalyst For World War One!

But more likely, as in Ukraine, Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan will spark off some steam and smoke into the atmosphere and act as a distraction to US’s problems. The real problem of the United States lies to the South. Their blind shepherd just couldn’t see this because they are blind!

And John Mearsheimer similarily has brilliantly analysised the war in Ukraine, and to put all laser-eyed focus on China and Taiwan, but foolishly negates to address America’s broken border in the South; and that all her shepherd are dumb dogs, they cannot bark, sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber:

Ezekiel 20:45 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
46 “Son of man, set thy face toward the
South, and drop thy word toward the South, and prophesy against the forest of the Southland.
47 And say to the forest of the South: ‘Hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God:
Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee and every dry tree. The flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the South to the North shall be burned therein.
48
And all flesh shall see that I, the Lord, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched.’”
49 Then said I, “Ah, Lord God! They say of me, ‘Doth he not speak parables?’”
Ezekiel 21:1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 “Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places,
and prophesy against the land of Israel;
3
and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My Sword out of his sheath and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.
4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee
the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My Sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the South to the North,
5 that all flesh may know that I, the Lord, have drawn forth
My Sword out of his sheath. It shall not return any more.’ (Ezekiel 20:45-21:5)

And remember, Ezekiel’s prophetic message wasn’t for the house of Judah but to the house of Israel; hence we must try to read the prophetic meaning behind all those historical setting. Its timing was a great distance into the future (Ezekiel 12:27), into our time and the message is primarily and principally for the United States of America, and secondarily its European allies.

Immigrants cross through a gap in the US-Mexico border every night in Yuma, Arizona

The number projected to entering the US is over 18,000 per day; that is over 6,500,000 per year, every year. One Houston of 6 to 7 millions every year added, says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

One Houston (4.49th minute) 6-7m added to the US every year: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott 
The San Luis port of entry in Yuma County is the second busiest border crossing 24/7
A sailboat with potential migrants is anchored near Islandia, south of Miami, Florida
River crossing in Texas
Beginning of their march, from Central American in Escuintla, Chiapas State, Mexico
Migrants ride atop a freight train in Ixtepec, Oaxaca State, toward the US-Mexico border
Further South in Guatemala, migrants start pushing toward the US-Mexican border

Modern Israel, today as in the past, has many blind shepherd, for it was said: “Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see” Isaiah 42:18

“His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark, sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber” Isaiah 56:10

For a Spiritual perspective, see A Sword from the South!

EU ‘shot itself in the lungs!’

•July 21, 2022 • Leave a Comment

EU ‘shot itself in the lungs’ with sanctions against Russia, says Hungarian Orban

The Russian ruble has rebounded from crippling economic sanctions imposed on Moscow following the invasion of Ukraine and since President Vladimir Putin exercise his master stroke by demanding that oil and gas from unfriendly countries be paid in ruble, it has rised and is now at its strongest in more than seven years — earning it the distinction of being the best-performing currency in the world so far this year.

Russia is the second largest exporter of oil in the world and is also the world’s largest exporter of natural gas. The export of fossil fuels has allowed the Russian government to reap a $20 billion a month windfall since the start of the war in Ukraine. An analysis by Bloomberg Economics earlier this year found that the Kremlin could amass a surplus of $321 billion this year strictly from energy exports. Consequently, Putin has touted the ruble’s robust recovery as proof that his economy has successfully withstood the onslaught of Western sanctions as the ruble has soared 40% against the dollar since the start of the year.

By Euronews with Reuters • 15/07/2022

The European Union has “shot itself in the lungs” with ill-considered economic sanctions on Russia, which, unless rolled back, risk destroying the European economy, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

The European Union has “shot itself in the lungs!”

The surge in gas and electricity prices forced nationalist Orban to curtail a years-long cap on utility prices for higher-usage households on Wednesday, rolling back one of the 59-year-old prime minister’s signature economic policies.

“Initially, I thought we had only shot ourselves in the foot, but now it is clear that the European economy has shot itself in the lungs, and it is gasping for air,” Orban, a long-time sanctions critic, told public radio in an interview.

Orban said Ukraine needed help, but European leaders should reconsider their strategy, as sanctions have caused widespread damage to the European economy without weakening Russia or bringing the months-long war closer to any resolution.

All EU sanctions packages require agreement among the 27 member states. While Hungary has voted to endorse the sanctions, they objected to the inclusion of Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russia’s Orthodox Church and got him excluded from the sixth sanctions package.

Gas supplies to Europe have tightened and fuel costs have soared since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, leaving countries scrambling to refill storage and diversify supply channels.

“The sanctions do not help Ukraine, however, they are bad for the European economy and if it goes on like this, they will kill off the European economy,” Orban said. “What we see right now is unbearable.”

“The moment of truth must come in Brussels when leaders admit they have made a miscalculation, that the sanctions policy was based on wrong assumptions and it must be changed.”

The Ruble rising against the US Dollar and remains strong

Orban said that the entire utility price cap regime will now have to be scrapped.

Re-elected in April, Orban is facing his toughest challenge yet since taking power in a 2010 landslide, with inflation at its highest in two decades, the forint plumbing record lows and European Union funds in limbo amid a dispute over democratic standards. 

Before the April ballot, economists estimated the cost of the utility price caps at up to 1.5 trillion forints (€3.7 billion), which along with a raft of measures that helped Orban’s election bid, have caused a surge in the budget deficit.

Orban’s other decision to fast-track legislation to raise the tax rate for hundreds of thousands of small firms this week as part of a broader drive to rein in the ballooning budget deficit has led to several protests in Budapest.

World on ‘Brink’ of Nuclear War? 

•July 20, 2022 • Leave a Comment

World is nearing ‘brink’ of nuclear war – Tulsi Gabbard

RT /14 July, 2022

Biden is escalating the Russia-Ukraine conflict, risking a catastrophic fight with Moscow, an ex-congresswoman has warned

President Joe Biden’s administration is driving the world toward a devastating nuclear conflict by using the Ukraine crisis to fight a “proxy war” with Russia, former congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has warned.

“The American people need to understand the seriousness of the situation that the Biden administration and leaders in Washington have put us in,” Gabbard said on Wednesday night in a Fox News interview. The Hawaii Democrat, who was among the candidates whom Biden defeated to win his party’s 2020 presidential nomination, called for stepping back to focus on “the big picture and the great threat that we face, which is the reality that this war is continuing to escalate.”

Biden has led the charge for international sanctions to punish Moscow over its military offensive in Ukraine. The US has approved $70 billion in aid, including advanced weaponry, to help Ukraine fight Russian forces. During a visit to Israel on Thursday, Biden said Washington will continue to provide such aid indefinitely to ensure that Moscow suffers “a strategic failure” in Ukraine.

“President Biden himself says he has no idea when or how it’s going to end, but we know where this escalation leads,” Gabbard said. “It leads us closer and closer to the brink of a nuclear war with Russia.”

Trump Incites Capitol Rioters

•July 19, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Donald Trump incited Capitol rioters after ‘unhinged’ meeting, says House panel

DW /July 13, 2022

US lawmakers accused Donald Trump of inciting a mob to attack the US Capitol in a last-ditch effort to remain in power. The January 6 committee said Trump aides knew he would call for a march on the Capitol.

President Trump urges supporters to march to the Capitol on January 6, “Stop the Steal!”

Former US President Donald Trump tried to incite his followers to storm the US Capitol in a last-ditch bid to cling to power, the House of Representatives January 6 committee said on Tuesday.

The committee also presented evidence that Trump aides knew before the riot that Trump would urge thousands of his supporters to march on the Capitol that day as lawmakers certified Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.

The committee hearings have painstakingly built a case to show that Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results constitute illegal conduct. The committee heard that Trump engaged in discussions that would have called for the military to seize states’ voting machines. That idea was eventually discarded, the panel disclosed in its seventh session.

At the end of the hearing, Republican Representative Liz Cheney said Trump had tried to contact a person who was talking to the committee about potential testimony. Cheney said the Justice Department was informed about Trump’s possible attempt to influence witness testimony. 

‘Unhinged’ meeting with aides

The House committee heard on Tuesday that late on December 18, 2020, Trump’s private lawyers suggested bringing in the US military to seize state voting machines. This came amidst Trump’s unsubstantianted claims of voter fraud. 

In a video testimony, Trump’s White House counsel at the time, Pat Cipollone, recalled the meeting with Trump’s legal team, which included attorneys Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, retired national security aide Michael Flynn, and Patrick Byrne, former head of the online retail company Overstock. Cipollone said he called the draft executive order to order the seizure of the voting machines a “terrible idea.”

Another former White House aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, called the meeting “unhinged” in a separate video testimony.

White House officials, including Cipollone, scrambled to intervene. The meeting erupted in shouting, another aide testified.

The next morning Trump tweeted to his supporters to come to Washington on January 6, when Congress would certify the Electoral College results.

“Be there. Will be wild,” his tweet said.

The committee provided evidence that this tweet galvanized militant groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, as other supporters advised people to bring body armor, shields and pepper spray to the Capitol on January 6.

Second rally was planned

The committee revealed that Trump supporters and staffers knew beforehand that the president would urge them to march to the Capitol on January 6.

“Trump is supposed to order us to the Capitol at the end of his speech,” wrote Ali Alexander, an organizer of the rally outside the White House, in a text message on January 5.

A draft Twitter message from the then-president that never was sent referred to the upcoming speech. “Please arrive early, massive crowds expected. March to the Capitol after. Stop the Steal!” It was stamped “President has seen.”

On January 5, 2021, Trump talked twice with former top adviser Steve Bannon, said the committee. A video showed him saying, “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow,” as he referred to a “point of attack” that would be “quite extraordinarily different.”

Meanwhile, Trump aides also secretly planned for a second rally stage there on the day of the attack outside the Capitol complex across from the Supreme Court.

Previously, on January 4, rally organizer Kylie Kremer texted Trump ally Mike Lindell, MyPillow CEO: “This stays only between us, we are having a second stage at the Supreme Court again after the Ellipse. POTUS is going to have us march there/the Capitol.”

Kremer warned that if the information got out, others would try to sabotage the plans and the organizer “will be in trouble” with the National Park Service and other federal agencies.

‘As if a mob was being organized’

The committee also played audio testimony from a former employee of Twitter talking about Trump’s December tweet who said, “It felt as if a mob was being organized and they were gathering together their weaponry and their logic and their reasoning behind why they were prepared to fight.”

Stephen Ayres, a participant in the riot, testified that Trump’s speech prompted him to head to the Capitol. He also apologized to Capitol police officers after telling lawmakers that he regrets being duped by the former president’s false claims of election fraud.

“Basically, the president got everybody riled up, told everybody to come on down. So, we basically would just follow what he said,” Ayres said. Ayres added that he left the scene after Trump tweeted asking his supporters to stop the riot.

About 800 people have been charged with taking part in the Capitol riot, with about 250 guilty pleas so far. 

BRICS Expanding

•July 18, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Global Power Shifting Away From West, While BRICS Expanding & Increasing Legitimacy. The world is going to be “at least bi-polar and possibly multi-polar”, according to Tony Blair

For the first time in modern history the East can be on equal terms with the West, as the global dominance of the US and its allies comes to an end, former British prime minister Tony Blair has said.

China, which is “already the world’s second superpower,” will compete with the West “not just for power but against our system, our way of governing and living,” the Labour politician warned. Beijing “will not be alone. It will have allies. Russia now for sure. Possibly Iran.”

Dominance of West is coming to an end, says Tony Blair

RT / 17 July, 2022

Sputnik / 15 July, 2022

Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia may “very soon” join BRICS, a group of emerging economies comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, according to the entity’s International Forum President Purnima Anand.

BRICS Expanding

“Starting with the global pandemic and continuing with the food crisis, soaring inflation, the conflict in Ukraine, the global economic system has shown weakness,” says Yusuf Erim, Turkish foreign policy expert and editor-at-large at TRT World, Turkey’s English language public broadcaster. “I think this is leading many countries to reevaluate their financial and economic positions, their financial and economic dependencies.”

According to Erim, a group like the BRICS provides an opportunity for other countries to diversify their economic alliances and join a club of rapidly growing emerging nations.

“Like it or not, the financial and economic US hegemony that we saw over the past century is coming to a close slowly,” the Turkish expert says. “Groups like the BRICS will definitely be eating away the US market share.”

Purnima Anand, the president of the BRICS International Forum, told Russian newspaper Izvestia earlier this week that Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia are preparing to formally apply for BRICS membership.

“I hope that the accession of countries to BRICS will happen very quickly, because now all representatives of the core of the association are interested in enlargement. So it will be very soon,” Anand said.

Previously, Li Kexin, the head of the Department of International Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, also hinted at the possibility of Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia’s accession to the bloc during a press conference after the 14th BRICS summit.

Global Power Shifting Away From West as BRICS Expanding & Increasing Legitimacy

Growing Dissatisfaction With Washington

Riyadh, Cairo, and Ankara have good reasons to feel disenchanted with Washington and particularly the Biden administration. During the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden vowed to turn Saudi Arabia into a “pariah state” and pledged “no more blank checks for Trump’s ‘favorite dictator'”, in reference to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over alleged human rights abuses.

Having assumed office, Biden halted support for the Saudi-led coalition and its military operations in Yemen, put US-Saudi arms deals on pause, started talks over the resumption of the Iran nuclear deal, and accused the Saudi crown prince of “approving” the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, something that Riyadh has resolutely denied.

In June 2021, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Pentagon had been pulling approximately eight Patriot anti-missile batteries from countries, including Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. An antimissile system known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system was withdrawn from Saudi Arabia too, according to the newspaper.

Washington has monumentally failed to address Riyadh’s security concerns, according to Dr. Ali Demirdas, political analyst and a former Fulbright scholar who taught Middle East politics and Turkish foreign policy at the College of Charleston. After the US withdrew the Patriot missile system from Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s oil refineries were attacked multiple times by Yemeni Houthi rebels, according to the academic.

Growing Dissatisfaction With Washington

Likewise, the Biden administration froze out the Egyptian leadership for quite a while after taking the reins in January 2021. Washington cancelled $130 million in military aid to Egypt over “human rights concerns” in January 2022, just days after approving a massive $2.5 billion arms sale to the country.

Amid mounting criticism over human rights issues from Washington, Cairo is more eager to rely on Moscow, especially when it comes to food and wheat supplies, according to Demirdas. “Bread is everything for Egypt,” the professor highlights.

Turkey’s frictions with the two latest American administrations are also well-documented. Ankara remains outraged by Washington’s support for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, which the Turks see as an affiliate of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Furthermore, Turkey, a longtime NATO ally, was expelled from the F-35 fighter jet program in 2019 and subjected to threats from the US over its decision to buy Russia’s S-400 anti-missile systems.

“America’s unwavering support for Turkey’s arch-enemy the PKK in Syria has led to Ankara’s complete departure from Washington’s orbit,” Demirdas says. “This is cemented by Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400s.”

With more and more countries now looking away from the United States and seeking to join other groups to provide economic support and diversify their markets, “this will be a blow to the United States,” according to Erim.

And it shall come to pass in that day,” saith the Lord God, “that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day.

And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning for an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:9-10

Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth, except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,” saith the Lord. Amos 9:8

Bolton Admits to Scheming Coups

•July 17, 2022 • Leave a Comment

John Bolton Admits He Helped Plan Foreign Coup Attempts. Obviously that would include the Ukrainian Maidan coup in early 2014 that led to our current crisis between Ukraine and Russia that seems no end in fighting; this must be a result of Bolton”s strategic thinking “We Must Fight Them Over There So We Don’t Have To Fight Them Over Here.”

But given enough time, the US will be swarmed by the Global South! For a Biblical perspective of this potential explosive violence, and how “Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee;” for more, see the Sword from the South!

Reuters / Jul 12, 2022 // China reacts to John Bolton’s coup confession

John Bolton, the former White House national security adviser for the Trump administration, has claimed that he previously helped plan attempted coups of foreign leaders.

“As somebody who has helped plan coups d’etat—it takes a lot of work.”

Bolton made the comment in an interview with CNN’s “The Lead” on Tuesday, shortly after the Jan. 6 House Select Committee had wrapped up its seventh congressional hearing, regarding the breach of the U.S. Capitol.

Panel lawmakers focused much of Tuesday’s hearing on evidence around testimony provided by former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and alleged ties between former President Trump and “extremist” right-wing groups.

The committee claims that Trump intentionally tried to mount an insurrection against the United States government in a last-ditch effort to remain in power after losing the 2020 election to Joe Biden.

Speaking to CNN, Bolton insisted that Trump could not have pulled off a “carefully planned coup d’etat aimed at the Constitution” because “that’s not the way Donald Trump does things.”

It’s not an attack on our democracy,” Bolton said. “It’s Donald Trump looking out for Donald Trump. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.”

CNN host Jake Tapper responded, “I don’t know that I agree with you, to be fair, with all due respect” adding that “one doesn’t have to be brilliant to attempt a coup.”

However, Bolton said he disagreed with this statement before referencing his own alleged experience helping to plan a coup.

Helped Plan Coups

As somebody who has helped plan coups d’etat—not here but, you know, [in] other places—it takes a lot of work. And that’s not what he [Trump] did,” Bolton continued. “It was just stumbling around from one idea to another. Ultimately, he did unleash the rioters at the Capitol. As to that, there is no doubt. But not to overthrow the Constitution to buy more time to throw the matter back to the states to try to redo the issue.”

“And if you don’t believe that, then you’re going to overreact, and I think that’s a real risk for the committee, which has done a lot of good work mostly when the witnesses are testifying, not when the members are opining,” he added. “It is invariably the case when you go too far trying to prove your case, you undermine it.”

28 The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart;
29 and thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways. “And thou shalt be only oppressed and despoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee. Deuteronomy 28:28-29

Modern Israel, today as in the past, has many blind shepherd, for it is said:

“Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see” Isaiah 42:18
“His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark, sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber” Isaiah 56:10

For more, see the Sword from the South!

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Debt Trap

•July 16, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Debt a China’s Debt Trap? Many in the West propagate this is the case, so how much is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Debt and what are their breakdown?

The following chart tells the story:

China is not the biggest lender to Sri Lanka. The following are the debts that Sri Lanka has:

Market borrowings: $16.38 billion

China: $3.39 billion

ADB: $4.42 billion

Japan: $3.36 billion

World Bank: $3.23 billion

India: $859 million

Others: $3.04 billion

China’s loans only accounts for about 10% of Sri Lanka’s debts, almost similar to Japan.

Secondly, Sri Lanka has not lost its Hambantota port to China. China has a 99 year lease of the port, at $1.12 billion, in a JV with Sri Lanka Port Authority.

Sri Lanka benefits from the employment of its people at the port and can collect tax from their income, as well as a 30% share of profits.

The history:

At Sri Lanka’s request, China developed the Hambantota Port at a cost of $1.5 billion. Upon completion, the port was managed by the Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA). However, from 2010 to 2017, the port was running at a loss and Sri Lanka could not pay back their loan to China.

Following this, Sri Lanka agreed to form a JV company with China to run the port. China Merchants Port (CM Port) holds 70% and SLPA holds the remaining 30%. This JV will run the port for the next 99 years.

CM Port then paid $1.12 billion to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka also received from China $292 million in December 2017 and another $97 million in January 2018. These need not be paid back. They are grants.

Hambantota Port is regarded by India as an important link in the “string of pearls” and is often used to hype up the “China threat theory.”

In addition to that, CM Port has invested an additional $600 million in Hambantota Port for its operations.

If you add up all the payments that China has made, you will notice that it exceeds Sri Lanka’s debt to China for building the port.

But the West continues to propagate that Sri Lanka’s problem is China’s Debt Trap!

For more about China waived debt for 17 African countries to argue against western bullying

“Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints” Hosea 11:12

“Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke; among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be” Hosea 5:9

Invasion at Southern Border!

•July 15, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Fox News: July 10, 2022

Invasion driven by cartels at southern border: interview with Texas Gov. Abbott

Texas Gov. Abbott: about 6 to 7,000,000 new arrivals every year

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott argues ‘unprecedented, overwhelming number of people coming across the border’ is a result of President Biden eliminating all the policies Trump put in place.

The number projected to entering the US is over 18,000 per day (4.49th minute); that is over 6,500,000 per year, every year. One Houston of 6 to 7 millions every year added.

One Houston of 6 to 7 millions added to the United States every year: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott 

John Mearsheimer has brilliantly emphasized the United States are protected by fish to the left and fish to the right, but foolishly negates to address America’s broken border in the South; and that the Scriptures say that America’s main “enemy” comes from the porous South:

Ezekiel 20:45 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
46 “Son of man, set thy face toward the
South, and drop thy word toward the South, and prophesy against the forest of the Southland.
47 And say to the forest of the
South: ‘Hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee and every dry tree. The flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the South to the North shall be burned therein.
48 And all flesh shall see that I, the Lord, have kindled it; it shall not be quenched.’”
49 Then said I, “Ah, Lord God! They say of me, ‘Doth he not speak parables?’”
Ezekiel 21:1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 “Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel;
3 and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth
My Sword out of his sheath and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.
4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall
My Sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the South to the North,
5 that all flesh may know that I, the Lord, have drawn forth
My Sword out of his sheath. It shall not return any more.’ (Ezekiel 20:45-21:5)

Immigrants cross through a gap in the US-Mexico border every night in Yuma, Arizona
Immigrants cross the US-Mexico border in Texas everyday in broad daylight
The San Luis port of entry in Yuma County is the second busiest border crossing everyday
Immigrants cross the US-Mexico border during twilight
Fences breached with victory ecstasy at Southern border
Nobody knows how many of these containers are carrying immigrants across the Southern border until something goes deadly wrong
Container crossing that succeeded
Those that attempt inside a passenger vehicle
River crossing
Illegal border crossers were being guided by “coyotes” at the river in Eagle Pass, Texas
Stand off, pull and push, but waiting for nightfall to arrive
Sporadic skirmishes here and there in unfamilair terrains
Through difficult and unchartered terrain but watch for drones and helicopters above!
Beginning of their march, from Central American in Escuintla, Chiapas State, Mexico
Migrants ride atop a freight train in Ixtepec, Oaxaca State, toward the US-Mexico border
Further South in Guatemala, migrants start pushing toward the US-Mexican border

Modern Israel, today as in the past, has many blind shepherd, for it was said: “Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see” Isaiah 42:18

“His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark, sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber” Isaiah 56:10

For a Spiritual perspective, see A Sword from the South!

Shinzo Abe Legacy

•July 14, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Quora by Zayne Chu to a question “Do you think Shinzo Abe was shot by Chinese agents?”

The Chinese generally don’t like Shinzo Abe. I think there is no doubt about that. But it is not in China’s interest to assassinate Abe.

Shinzo Abe was a representative of the right-wing conservative faction in Japan. His grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, was one of the Class A war criminals who led the war of aggression against China during World War II.

Shinzo Abe and his grandfather Nobusuke Kishi, known as the “Monster of Manchuria

Nobusuke Kishi was once called the “Monster of Manchuria.” He was the Deputy PM of the puppet Manchukuo. His hands were stained with the blood of the Chinese people.

His main “performance”:

He cultivated opium poppy on a large scale and monopolized the opium trade in Northeast China, becoming the second largest source of revenue for the Puppet Manchukuo after tariff revenue. He personally brought tons of opium to Shanghai to trade, and together with the Japanese army stationed in Shanghai, he made huge profits.

He vigorously promoted the “Manchuria and Mongolia pioneering group” to immigrate to Northeast China, forcibly occupying the land and villages of Chinese farmers, causing a large number of Chinese families to lose their land and homes, to be displaced, freeze to death and starve to death.

During his stay in Manchuria, he also actively organized comfort stations for the Kwantung Army, forcibly recruited or deceived Chinese and Korean women as comfort women for the Japanese army to vent their animal desires…

He formed the infamous Unit 731 to conduct bacterial experiments on living people, and the main funds were raised by him. It can be said that he is one of the main planners of Unit 731.

Because of his numerous crimes, he was greatly appreciated by the Japanese military. After returning to Japan at the end of 1939, he served as the Minister of Commerce and Industry in the Japanese Cabinet.

Since then, Nobusuke Kishi made greater efforts to be loyal to Japanese fascist regime, firmly supported the launching of the Pacific War, signed the declaration of war against the United States, and become the most capable cabinet member of Hideki Tojo’s wartime cabinet.

Under the full operation of Nobusuke Kishi, coal, grain and iron ore plundered from China and oil, rubber, wood, copper and other strategic resources plundered from Southeast Asia were continuously transported to Japan, which became the driving force of Japan’s crazy war machine.

At this time, Nobusuke Kishi has changed from the “Monster of Manchuria” to the “Monster of the Shōwa era“.