This issue looks at the Egyptian Army’s help given to a Christian community, Netanyahu’s decision regarding Iran, Russia’s mocking of the Navy Yard shooting, Obama’s arming of al-Qaeda, and more.
OUR ISRAELI CONNECTION
News from the Israel Project
The Egyptian army today seized an Islamist-held town in central Egypt, deploying helicopter-backed military and police forces to dislodge loyalists of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. Supporters of the Islamist official had rampaged through the town of Dalga – looting and torching Christian buildings – after Morsi was removed from power amid mass protests demanding his resignation. The riots were part of a wave of anti-Christian attacks that observers described as the worst organized violence against Copts in 700 years.
Iranian media is flatly denying the details of a Der Spiegel report published yesterday describing Iranian president Hassan Rouhani as ready to decommission the country’s uranium enrichment facility at Fordo in exchange for the West easing economic sanctions. Fordo is an underground military bunker that Iran has converted for enrichment purposes, and not only did Iran’s ISNA news agency indicate that it would not be closed, but – per the Tehran Times – “Iran would not come up with any fresh proposal to the 5+1 group” with which Tehran is negotiating.
CNN describes “bickering” between Western and Russian diplomats struggling to hammer out the details of an agreement that would see the international community acting to seize Syria’s vast arsenal of chemical weapons. Russia is demanding that the threat of force against the Bashar al-Assad regime be absolutely dropped. France and the United States are demanding that the threat of force be absolutely maintained.
Analysis: Netanyahu nearing decision on Iran strike. Ready to order attack last fall, but Obama pressured against. Two leaders to meet on September 30th at White House.
Joel Rosenberg reports:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is nearing a decision on an Iran strike. As he does so, he will soon come to the United States. The Israeli leader and his top national security team will meet with President Obama at the White House on September 30th. The premier will then address the U.N. General Assembly on October 1st. Netanyahu’s expressed mission: To persuade the U.S. and Western powers to intensify – not ease up on – pressure on Iran to give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons and the fuel to build them. Read more.
IT’S NEWS TO ME
Fox Joins the Homosexual Agenda
AmericanVision.org reports: File this under “And you thought Fox was different?” Recent news reports say that college football commentator Craig James was fired by Fox Sports after only one day on the job when his employers discovered his conservative views on sexuality and marriage. The Washington Times reports, Craig James, a former NFL player who unsuccessfully ran last year for a Senate seat in Texas, said during a campaign debate that gays would “have to answer to the Lord for their actions,” the Daily Mail reported. He also said, to applause, that being gay “is a choice” and those who “choose to do that” face accountability from God. Read more.
Russian Official Mocks Navy Yard Shooting
Cowboybyte.com reports: A Russian lawmaker [Alexey Pushkov] took to Twitter Monday to taunt the U.S. as it reeled in horror from a mass shooting at the D.C. Navy shipyard, saying it was an example of “American exceptionalism.” Read more.
Obama: An Agent of the Muslim Brotherhood?
Canada Free Press reports: As each day passes and Obama becomes bolder in his foreign policy insanity, his actual personal membership in the Muslim Brotherhood seems increasingly obvious. Yet, those who know it in the media and Congress refuse to allow any of its members to speak the truth that is directly in front of them. And, with his favorable numbers on the wane in a distinct downward slide, The Obama syndicate must work even more quickly to establish its Police State and subjugate the population of the former United States of America. Read more.
President Obama Waives Law; Arms Al-Qaeda
Eaglerising.com reports: President Obama announced today [9/18/13] that he would “waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction.” Those two sections of the Arms Export Control Act make it illegal for our government to send weapons to nations described in another section of the Act: “The prohibitions contained in this section apply with respect to a country if the Secretary of State determines that the government of that country has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.” Read more.
Syrian Pastor: Almost Half of Damascus Church Gone
Breaking Christian News reports: “My wife and I have a deep sense of peace and we both believe that this peace is a gift from God so we can stay in the country to encourage our people and to relieve some of the suffering. We strongly see the hand of God in the Church and with the Church, which makes us want to stay.” -Pastor “Edward” Read more.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
I am reminded of a joke: What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution. What happens if all of them drown? That is solution!!!