This issue looks at the reality of peace talks in Israel, some interesting revelations regarding the “chemical weapons” used in Syria, an amazing proclamation from Guatemala’s President, the latest foul play by the Obama administration, and more.
OUR ISRAELI CONNECTION
Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks on the Brink Already
The Jerusalem Prayer Team reports: The already shaky agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians to resume peace negotiations became even more tenuous today. The talks that were supposed to take place tonight have been cancelled after Palestinian rioters attacked Israeli troops near the refugee camp of Qalandiya, north of Jerusalem. After being assaulted with rocks and Molotov cocktails, the Israeli troops responded with force against the mob, and three Palestinians were killed. No matter how much pressure the United States puts on Israel to negotiate, the Jewish People cannot make peace with those who do not want peace. It is more important now than ever that we stand firmly and publicly with Israel.
News from The Israel Project
The West appears prepared to strike Syrian military infrastructure perhaps as soon as this week, amid threats by both Damascus and its Iranian patrons to respond to Western action by attacking Israel and with “surprises.”
Iran yesterday threatened that Western action against Syria would escalate into a war that would “engulf the whole region,” pointedly warning of “perilous consequences” in the aftermath of harsh statements from the State Department and White House accusing the Bashar al-Assad regime of crossing Washington’s long-standing “red line” against the use of chemical weapons. The Guardian conveyed the statements of Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi, contextualizing them as evidence that Tehran was “resolved” to defend the Assad government.
Iranian media today carried statements by a top Syrian officer declaring that Syria will lash out at Israel – the exact phrase was that the Jewish state “will burn with the fire of war” – in the event of Western strikes against Damascus. Top Israeli officials had met earlier at the Israeli Defense Ministry to prepare responses to potential attacks by Syria and its Shiite allies Iran and Hezbollah, which Syrian and Iranian officials had already threatened in the event of increasingly likely Western strikes.
Egyptian media outlets report on dwindling crowds at Muslim Brotherhood rallies being held in support of the country’s former President Mohammed Morsi, even as the pro-Brotherhood National Alliance to Support Legitimacy announced that it was seeking to conduct new demonstrations.
IT’S NEWS TO ME
Guatemalan President Names Jesus Christ Lord of His Country
Breaking Christian News reports: At Guatemala’s first National Prayer Breakfast, recently, the nation’s President Otto Perez Molina made an amazing declaration saying, “Today we name Christ as Lord of Guatemala and we declare in His name that each of our generations will be generations that will live in a prosperous Guatemala.” Read more.
Evidence U.S. Bribed Muslim Brotherhood Officials
Conservativebyte.com reports: A question apparently being raised in next week’s trial in Cairo of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders facing criminal charges is this: Was the Obama administration paying bribes as large as $850,000 a year to the Morsi government that were distributed by top ministerial level officials to Muslim Brotherhood leaders, with the direct involvement of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo? WND is in possession of an official document from inside the Morsi government that lends credibility to a report published in Arabic by an Egyptian newspaper in Cairo that lists the charges brought by the current military-controlled government against Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders. Read more.
DOD Training Manual Calls Founding Fathers “Extremists”
Lastresistance.com reports: “Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch recently obtained a Department of Defense training manual which lists people who embrace ‘individual liberties’ and honor ‘states’ rights,’ among other characteristics, as potential ‘extremists’ who are likely to be members of ‘hate groups.'” Read more.
Evidence: Syria Gas Attack Work of U.S. Allies
WND reports: As the U.S. considers a response to what it calls a chemical weapon attack by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime that killed hundreds of civilians, reliable Middle Eastern sources say they have evidence the culprits actually were the rebel forces trying to take over the government. Read more.
Syrian Rebels Connected to Benghazi Terrorists
Cowboybyte.com reports: As President Obama prepares to make good on his Syrian “red-line” promise, new information shows the very people a U.S. strike would benefit are connected directly to the same al Qaeda terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on 9/11. Read more.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m
beginning to believe it.
~Quoted in ‘Clarence Darrow for the Defense’ by Irving Stone.