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487. Egypt in Trouble

This issue looks at the latest news regarding the turmoil in the Middle-East, how the Feds are ratcheting up their war against American citizens, a Benghazi update, and the special treatment given to Saudi Arabia by the DHS.

OUR ISRAELI CONNECTION

News from The Jerusalem Prayer Team
The Hezbollah-dominated government of Lebanon has collapsed, and there have been violent clashes along and over their border with Syria between the different factions. Iraq refused a direct request from US Secretary of State John Kerry to stop Iranian aircraft from flying over their airspace to deliver weapons to Assad in Syria.

News from The Israel Project

Riot policemen throw tear gas towards anti-Mursi protesters as they shout slogans and throw stones at Muslim Brotherhood members near the Brotherhood’s headquarters in Cairo, March 22, 2013. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Political, economic, and diplomatic missteps have left Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi and his government scrambling to contain interlinked crises that threaten to turn the country into a failed state. A series of power grabs early after Morsi’s election – which saw the Muslim Brotherhood-linked president and his allies centralize power and push through a new constitution grounded in Islamic law – triggered domestic outrage and international concerns. Meanwhile Cairo found itself unable to stem capital flight from the country, and Egyptian foreign currency reserves eventually dropped below critical levels.

Egypt’s chief prosecutor has ordered the arrest of five political activists, including a leading Arab Spring blogger, on charges of using social media to incite violence against the Muslim Brotherhood. The charges stem from a Friday protest outside the Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo. The clashes were between nearly 1,000 government protesters and a roughly equal number of Muslim Brotherhood supporters, many bused into the area. No arrests have been ordered of any of the Muslim Brotherhood supporters countering the anti-Brotherhood protesters, while President Mohamed Morsi is threatening more crackdowns against anti-government activists.

Gunfire from across the Syrian border struck Israeli army vehicles over the weekend, triggering an Israeli retaliation that destroyed a Syrian machine-gun position. The Israeli military judged that the attack was deliberate, in contrast to previous cross-border gunfire.

Syrian opposition forces are in political disarray and suffering security setbacks, renewing

Syrian soldiers who defected to join the Free Syrian Army

concerns that the rebels may lack the organizational capability and military means to defeat the Bashar al-Assad regime and end more than two years of fighting. Colonel Riad al-Asaad, a founder and key figure in the opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA), lost a leg this week in an assassination attempt that left him hospitalized but stable.

IT’S NEWS TO ME

UN Finalizes USA Gun Grab!
Daily Sanity reports: The United Nations, a body of bureaucratic thugs, has finalized the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty to control all arms, including those of law-abiding United States citizens. Basically, the Treaty is seeking to replace the Declaration of Independence with the Declaration of Human Rights and granting the United Nations the power to authorize “end users” and “end use” of conventional arms. If Congress ratifies this treaty, your Constitutional rights will be not only “at stake,” but FORFEITED!! Our Second Amendment rights can literally be hijacked from underneath us.

DHS Stonewalling
Info Wars reports: While the Department of Homeland Security continues to ignore members of Congress demanding to know why the federal agency is engaged in an apparent arms build-up, the DHS has just announced it plans to purchase another 360,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition to add to the roughly 2 billion bullets already bought over the past year. Read more.

Fed Preparing for War against U.S. Citizens?
GrassTopsUSA reports: Now that the Department of Homeland Security has procured 2.2 billion rounds of hollow-point ammo, 2700 urban tanks and plans to place 30,000 drones in the skies, what was once dismissed as a conspiracy theory is starting to go mainstream … watch this shocking report.

Captain Hestilow

Army Captain: “DHS Acquisitions are ‘bold threat of war’ Against the American People- Says
Americans may have to prepare to defend themselves, and the U.S. Constitution, against the Obama Administration’s “coup” against the People. Read article.

Benghazi Update
GrassTopsUSA reports: “[Senator Lindsey] Graham Says he has spoken with several Benghazi-Gate survivors, and they fear opening their mouths… ‘They’ve been told to be quiet … Their story is Chilling. They feel afraid to tell It.'” -Deroy Murdock, National Review Online.

Perhaps, not so ironically, it is worth noting that had it not been for the actions of brave-former Navy SEALS, who DISOBEYED DIRECT ORDERS to stand-down… these survivors may have been permanently silenced BY THEIR DEATHS.

DHS Gives Special Security Clearance to Saudi Arabia but Not to Germany or France
Lastresistance.com reports: The relationship between the high-ranking people in the government in the United States and their counterparts in Saudi Arabia and some other despotic Sunni governments is a story that Americans are never able to completely comprehend. The story is simply never told. We know that there is a relationship between the House of Saud and the House of Bush. We know that the Clintons also have a relationship of some kind. Recently, information surfaced that indicated that Obama may have been sponsored in his adult schooling by money from Saudi Arabia. But all we have are hints and guesses. It can lead almost anywhere. Read more.

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This evening at 7 p.m. there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

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