Category Archives: Israel

Replacement, or Fulfillment…?

cross_temple“Replacement theology”. This is a charge leveled by proponents of Christian Zionism towards those who would dare question the dispensationalist teaching which asserts that Israel is “God’s chosen nation”, and that the most important aspect of this chosen status is the fact that “God promised them the Land”.

The New Testament of the Bible, from beginning to end, endeavors to explain how the mission of Jesus Christ was for God to take on human form, and die in the place of fallen sinful humanity, and rise again, in order that we might have the ability to experience new, resurrected Life ourselves, along with Christ in His Kingdom, if we put our faith in Him. This applies to every man, woman and child on the face of the earth, regardless of race, gender, nationality or age. However, this amazing and profound proclamation is rendered insufficient, and irrelevant, by those who still prefer to cling to concepts of “redemption”, “Messiah”, “kingdom” and “inheritance” which are earthly, and not eternal. This is what “Zionism” is all about, and the reason that “Dual-Covenant theology” was invented.

In the Bible, “Mount Zion” is the mountain of God, the “New Jerusalem”, a city “built not by human hands. (Heb 12:22/23, Heb 11:10, Acts 7:48/49, 2 Cor 5:1)

In this light, “Political Zionism” can really be seen as nothing short of trying to create “heaven on earth”.  This is the theology of “Dominionism”, the aim of bringing into being the occult axiom of “As Above, So Below“.

But getting back to “Replacement Theology”, the accusation which alleges that Christians who deny the existence of any “dual-covenant” are guilty of a most hideous and offensive error, because they are supposedly saying that the Church “replaced” Israel. This is simply a straw man argument, an attempt to discredit the opposing side by means of reframing the entire topic in a way that the Bible itself does not do. It is not a question of “replacing or not replacing”, it is a matter of “fulfilling or not fulfilling”…

The Old Testament is full of things which the New Testament declares to have been “shadows” of realities that are in fact eternal in nature, various forms of prophetic symbolism which in every single case were fulfilled by the Christ and His victory over death. (Hebrews 10)

Did the cross “replace” the sacrifices made on the altar of the Temple, or did it fulfill what was prophesied by the fact of what the sacrifices could never achieve themselves?

Did Christ’s teachings “replace” the Law, or did they fulfill the Law?

Did Jesus “replace” the Sacrifice God called Abraham to make of his son Isaac, or did He fulfill what was prophesied by the ram caught in the thicket?

Did John the Baptist “replace” the prophet Elijah, or did he fulfill what was prophesied about the “Elijah that is to come”?

Did Jesus “replace” Melchizedek, or did he fulfill what was prophesied through the person of Melchizedek and the type of priesthood he held?

Did Jesus’ resurrection “replace” Jonah being spat out of the whale, or Joseph being brought out of the Egyptian prison cell, or did it fulfill what was prophesied through their lives?

Did Jesus “replace” the Ark which saved Noah and his family from the Flood, or did He fulfill what was prophesied and portrayed, as the only way to be saved from eternal death and separation from God…?

The Law. The Prophets. The Patriarchs. The Temple. The Sacrifices. The Priesthood. The festivals. The Sabbaths. The food regulations. The New Moon celebrations. The rite of circumcision. The judges. The Israelite monarchy.

Practically everything which combines into all that can be considered that which constitutes “Israel”, serves a single, profound purpose. “These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” (Col. 2:17)

This was the teaching which infuriated the scribes and Pharisees to the point of screaming and gnashing their teeth in rage, and prompted the Pharisees to hunt down and kill the followers of Jesus for decades after His resurrection and ascension. This is the teaching which still flies in the face of modern Judaism (i.e. the Talmudic Rabbinic tradition, the ancestor of Pharisaical Judaism) to this very day. The whole notion of “dual covenant theology” is contradictory to the teachings of Jesus, the content of everything the N.T. writers said, and contrary to very heart of God. The only way Christians can swayed by the false teachings of modern prophecy “scholars” who cite singular, out-of-context verses like “Israel is the apple of His eye” is if they do not bother to stop and read the scriptures, in their entirety, for themselves. This is what false teaching has always relied upon, from the very beginning, and so it is now.

God of course is still in control. The things going on today in the land of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are still part and parcel to God’s prophetic master plan. 1948 was not necessarily the glorious recreation of the “Promised Kingdom” as Zionists claim it to be, but it didn’t catch God off guard either! The point is that through it all, we must never allow ourselves to get fooled by people who would seek to confuse the “copies and shadows of what it is heaven” with the realities themselves. (Heb 8:5)

The Church is not a “replacement” for Israel, because “Israel”, in the temporal, earthly sense, was a “shadow of what was to come”, the Kingdom of Heaven.

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Thank You, Dr. Stan…

drstanJust found out this morning that Dr. Stanley Monteith went to be with Jesus yesterday. It would be hard to fully encapsulate all that this man has done in service to the Lord and to the Truth regarding the Days that we are all living in today. The man was a pioneer, a servant, an intellectual, and a true example to all the Saints who have been destined by God to live in the Last Days. This man was researching and revealing the constructs of the New World Order before I was born, and I only discovered his show, Radio Liberty, a couple years ago, but in that time I have listened to countless hours of amazing interviews and discussions on all sorts of pressing international and spiritual topics. He has my utmost respect and thanks, and if anyone deserves to finally go and be able rest from his labors for the Lord in the last century, it is this man.

James Corbett, who was regularly featured as a guest on Radio Liberty, has written a stirring tribute, In Memoriam Stan Monteith.
Even Alex Jones (who I am often not a fan of his style/rhetoric) had some laudable words for this man who paved the way for so many now speaking out on these things today.

Was Melchizedek an Angel…?

melchizedek_abraham1A few weeks ago I was reading through the book of Hebrews and something jumped out at me that I had not ever noticed before. Hebrews has long been a very treasured piece of scripture to me, having been used by God many times in the past to get me to understand aspects of the Gospel that I didn’t quite grasp. Anyhow, as I was reading through it again recently, I was suddenly struck by several things that the author has to say when talking about Jesus being “a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek”.

In chapter 7 it says: “This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.” (verses 1-3)

It’s funny how you can read  stuff over and over again, and never notice things about what you’re reading.  But there in verse 3, it says “he remains a priest forever”, and the crazy part is, he’s actually about Melchizedek there.  Of course, the verses are talking about Jesus too, how his priesthood is different from the Levitical priesthood, as it says: “Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office, but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.”(7:23-25)

I was actually pretty blown away by what I was reading.  Essentially what it says is that Jesus has a priesthood that is comparable to the one of Melchizedek, because he doesn’t die, and so can serve as a priest forever.  Now, this is easy enough to understand when we are thinking about the Resurrected Jesus, but never before had I thought about exactly how that was supposed to work when talking about Melchizedek!  I had heard of the idea that perhaps Melchizedek was an example of an Old Testament “Christophany”, the suggestion that maybe Melchizedek in fact was an appearance of the pre-incarnate Jesus, but as I examined the text more closely, I had to conclude that this would seem highly unlikely.

What we see is Jesus being compared to Melchizedek, or more specifically, we see their type of priesthoods being compared, i.e. they both have “eternal priesthoods”.  The very use of the phrase “in the order of” virtually necessitates the fact that we are talking about two, separate people here, and not two manifestations of the same individual.  Also, more specifically in chapt. 7 verse 2 it says, “resembling the Son of God” (when mentioning Melchizedek).  Why would it make any sense for the author to make such a statement, if the person he was talking about was the Son of God anyway?  Of course the Son of God would resemble the Son of God.  That hardly seems like it would be something worthy of explanation.  But we can clearly see that the two beings are being talked about as having similar characteristics, but yet are not the same person.

So, we are left with some rather bizarre details about Melchizedek that require explanation.  One of the other descriptions that really struck me was where it talks about Melchizedek beingWithout father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life.”

Now, at face value, it would seem rather obvious what that would be a description of.  That is the description of an immortal being.  When you take those statements, and try to figure out a way to apply them so as to be a description of a regular human (to try and explain Melchizedek as not being the pre-incarnate Christ, but just a “godly king” who lived in Canaan, which is the other main theory) things start to get very convoluted indeed.  For many years I guess I had always just assumed that the term “without genealogy” simply meant that ndore337o one knew who this Melchizedek guy was descended from, and the significance of that had something to do with how his priesthood was being emphasized as different from the Levitical priesthood, etc.  But when you stop and think about that, through the lens of how things tended to operate back in the O.T. days, such an idea is really quite a stretch.  Knowing one’s genealogy was something of vast importance in the culture of that time, and anyone who has spent much time at all reading the Old Testament realizes this, as you read account after account of “So-and-so, who was the son of So-and-so, who was the son of So-and-so, etc., etc.!”  Everybody knew their ancestry back then, unless I suppose you were the rare case of an individual who born to a woman who didn’t know who the father was, or was orphaned as an infant or something.  But then, what are the odds that such an individual would go on to become a king?  That seems like even more of a stretch.  If anyone was particularly fixated on knowing their genealogy, it was the kings and queens of old.  Not to mention, at this point in history, there isn’t even all much genealogy to keep track of.  Abraham was only ten generations removed from Noah himself!  Meaning that the ancestry of everyone on the planet at that time only went back that far.  I would venture to say that most folks at that time could trace their lineage back to Ham, Shem or Japheth, no problem…

But beyond all this, it says, “Without father or mother“, and then also, “without beginning of days or end of life“….

Why would you use such descriptions to describe a mortal man who simply had an unknown ancestral line?  You just wouldn’t.  That’s my point.

When you look back to Genesis to see what it says about when Abraham met this Melchizedek guy, you don’t find a lot of details.  In fact, the writer of the book of Hebrews seems to have an understanding of who the guy was that goes beyond the meager description provided in the Old Testament text.  And it’s interesting to me, that the first two chapters of the book of Hebrews, start out by launching into comparing and contrasting Jesus with the angels.  So, essentially what you are left with is the idea that Jesus’ priesthood is almost a combination of both the Aaronic/Levitical priesthoods, and that his priesthood is ultimately the totally superior one.  Like the Levitical priests, he brought a sacrifice, but it was not an animal sacrifice, which was never sufficient to forgive sins, but He sacrificed Himself.  But, unlike the Levitical priests, who were mortal and thus constantly had to be replaced because they kept dying,  Jesus lives forever and thus can stand as our mediator in Heaven forever, because He has eternal life…

So74ed886383798662d0f3ce433296c33b, if Melchizedek was an angel, what would that mean?  Why would he have been hanging around Canaan and talking a tenth of the plunder from Abraham, etc.?  How could an angel be regarded as a “priest of God”?  What the heck is “Salem” anyway?

I can only speculate at this point, but I’m inclined to think that perhaps it ties in somehow with this whole “divine council” idea. If there is indeed some real weight behind this concept, and that after the tower of Babel incident, God allowed the various angelic “council-members” to have more direct assignment over each of the separated people/language groups, then we might suppose that God would have set aside a particular angelic “council member” or “tribal deity”, if you will, for the nation that He was intending to create for Himself later down the road through Abraham. If that were the case, and Melchizedek was indeed that being, then he could almost be understood as a type of “place-holder” for the Messiah, the true King and Priest who was to come. This is what makes the most sense to me anyhow, and seems to make sense alongside other instances in scripture, for example in Daniel chapter 10 where it refers to the various “princes”, who are in fact angelic beings who have some kind of jurisdiction over different kingdoms.

The other thing that is kind of a weird sidenote, is that nowadays, if you go and google “Melchizedek”, you get inundated with just tons of New Age and Kabbalistic stuff. (sort of similar to if you search for info on Enoch or anything else that has a large degree of angelic connection). If Melchizedek was in fact an angel, then it wouldn’t be at all surprising that an ancient occult system such as Kabbalah would have a fair amount of twisted teaching surrounding the identity of this being, and it would make more sense, in comparison to if Melchizedek had just been an ordinary human.

Overall, I’m not necessarily totally convinced one way or the other, and I suppose it’s not something that perhaps even makes a great deal of difference, doctrinally speaking in the end, but if nothing else, realizing that I could have been reading about an ancient angelic figure all this time and not ever realized it, just goes to underscore how strong this tendency sometimes is, to read the Bible through our own preconceived lenses, and miss what is often right in front of our noses…

New World DISorder…

TRUTHSTREAM NEWS, EPISODE 1

Reposting this fantastic synopsis of so many current global events which I first saw over on Tim Clark’s stellar blog NoWorksSalvationApocalypseNow.

They pack a lot of info into this, and I was particularly fascinated by the segment that went into the “Arc of Tension”, which maps all the areas in the world where the Hegelian dialect approach to war/strife has been applied to break up existing countries and “cultivate the soil” so-to-speak, so the NWO powers can later swoop in and set up their own power structures. “Letters to the New World Order” is pretty hilarious too. Not bad for their first episode like this.

On a bit of a side-note, lately as I watch the ongoing crisis/turmoil going on all over the Middle East, with “Isis” running around slaughtering people and rapidly taking over portions of Iraq and Syria etc., well, I guess the way it’s being portrayed in the media, and “sold” to us as the gullible American public, as this quasi-army of terrorists, super-well funded, (and yet somehow the American government is unable to pin-point where their funding is coming from?) Anyhow… It almost makes me laugh. Because I can’t help but find myself seeing these images of masked marauders wreaking havoc and spreading evil in their wake as they spread terror across the world, because honestly, it is so unrealistic and unbelievable from a historical and rational point of view, but instead the exact same thing I grew up watching in cartoon form every afternoon after school… The “Joes”, our American Heroes, were always fighting “Cobra”, an “evil terrorist organization”, that seemed to have no other aims that to destroy peace and freedom and the American way of life….
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They represented no one country, no people group, no governmental system… They followed a charismatic evil leader.  They always wore masks… They were the “bad guys” who kids growing up in the Eighties were conditioned to want to go and fight. Then, of course, in 2009 they come out with movie version remake called “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”.

Hmmmm. Maybe 2014 could be called “The Rise of Isis”….  The more I see how common and obvious the “programming” really is, the more disgusting it becomes to me.

Oh, Amerika…

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So yesterday I was listening to the latest podcast by Chris White, where he is talking about a few different topics, one of which being the whole question of whether or not we see America being any kind of “player” in the Last Days…

He has some good things to say about the matter, but then shortly after this I went and read these incredible comments left by Deidre on her recent post: God Will Allow False Signs And Wonders.

Perhaps I could just go ahead and repost the entire article, because everything she has to say here is just phenomenal. I’m honestly still taking it all in. One of the main things she mentions which really resonated with me was this idea of the United States being analogous to the False Prophet, and Israel being analogous to the Beast. Now, I will say that I still do believe that there will be coming two literal figures who will be the Beast and False Prophet, but as with so many other instances of scripture, I definitely accept this idea of there being the possibility of several layers of fulfillment.

The idea that the U.S. could be justly labeled as the “False Prophet” for Israel has merit, to my thinking, for anyone who understands much about the “New World Order” and all that has already occurred over the past couple hundred years in the “New Atlantis” we call America, and all that has been done through it to bring about the creation of political Israel by these same oligarchical, Luciferian puppeteers. So, as I was listening to Chris White talk about how we can’t really say for sure whether America will “be around” during the Last Days, because we don’t know just what might occur in the near future in terms of political upheavals and the progression of globalization, the possible creation of things like the “North American Union” or other large geo-political blocs or “regional concentrations”, etc., this thought occurred to me… Even IF America suddenly was wiped off the map tomorrow, and did not continue on in any form, did not become part of any coalition or union or anything, but was just GONE and done, it would STILL have played probably THE most significant role in the creation of political Israel in 1948 and the overall installation of the “beast-system-infrastructure” around the globe… So, in that sense, regardless of just how America “fits in” the Last Days events in terms of all the Middle Eastern wars and everything else, I already see it as being a “player”! It’s already had a bigger impact on the rest of the world than any other nation in terms of pop culture, entertainment, technology, government policy, economics, military expansion, over the 20th Century, and into this one. Hands down. Ok, so, all that being said, now read what Deidre wrote about America being a “type” of Babylon….

To me, the Bible is the most intriguing book b/c it is made up of many books inspired by Spirit filled people. And because there is no depth, nor end to the beauty and majesty and power and wonder of our LORD, the Bible is like an onion, with layers upon layers of understanding and not just natural man type understanding but spiritual understanding.

I believe America is a TYPE of Babylon. According to 1 John 5:19 the WHOLE world lies in wickedness. Many want to pin the ‘blame’ on the Vatican or Israel or Russia or whatever. Babylon is the whole world. The seven hills are the seven continents. Mountains are an allegory for ‘governments’. FATHER even describes the false church as a she (even though she is practically run by mostly men) and a whore.

When JESUS rode into Jerusalem on a donkey (a beast of burden), I believe HE was showing us a parable. Our flesh is a beast of burden: our spirit self lives inside this beast-it fights against us and thus is a burden. What did Paul say?

Romans 7 14For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

21I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

The flesh is a beast!!! How many times I have wanted to kick myself or worse for the thing that I knew was wrong, but did anyways? Why? I know in my heart I want to serve JESUS, I want to be “pure”. But JESUS said, ‘Flesh and blood will not inherit the kingdom of GOD.” Phew!! Amen!!! Because if that was the case, we’d be a mess FOREVER.

So here is JESUS riding into physical Jerusalem on a beast. HE is on the flesh. Will we surrender to JESUS and let HIM ride upon our flesh all the way into Spiritual Jerusalem? HE said, HIS yoke is easy and burden is light, that HE would never put on us more than we can bare! But ride upon us HE must! There is no other way. HE not only died for our sins and bore them, HE showed us how we must approach this ‘physical’ life not being concerned about what we would eat, wear, or live. FLESH MUST surrender and DIE and it must do so ‘Willingly’. Wow!!! and that is the battle Paul speaks about.

What country declares (or did) its allegiance to GOD in the form of Christianity? America. What country has aligned itself the most with Israel? America. Why does Israel claim to be a nation?

Many people refer to Luke 21:29And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

..as Israel becoming a nation. Ok so what if it is? But did JESUS say it was a GOOD thing? Is Israel a holy place? Are the Christ rejecting Jews holy? There are only two groups of people-save and unsaved. Period. Paul makes it so crystal clear that there are no titles– male/female, Jew, Gentile, or Greek. It does not matter if you are a eunuch!!! Ones physical state, nation, creed, color, is not the issue. Everything is Spiritual. When we talk about false signs and wonders–what does it matter if I raise someone from the dead, but they reject Christ? They are spiritually dead.

Do other nations of the world consider Israel to be the holy land? I mean its so holy they are ripping each other apart daily. It’s so holy there are gay pride parades, prostitution, adultery, witchcraft etc…

Perhaps if we look at things from the view of allegory, maybe we would get a different perspective.

In one layer of prophecy Jerusalem WAS surrounded and sacked. JESUS warned it would be destroyed and destroyed it was. Is it true/accurate that Israel will be surrounded again in the near future and if so why? Luke 21 again. Who are the Gentiles? What is a Gentile? According to etymonline it is one who is not a Christian, and also one who is not a Jew. So, some faction, a group of non believers in GOD? Many times throughout the Bible, GOD would warn of something and it may not come to pass for days, months, years. The same happened with JESUS and HIS declaration that Jerusalem would be destroyed. That already happened.

So basically you’ve got a bunch of spiritually dead people, playing a lot of dead games. It’s all dead because it is all flesh. So can Israel be the beast? Or one layer of what ‘the beast’ is? Sure! It sure is fleshly!

I can’t tell you how much this explanation makes so much sense to me…  I’m beginning to think more and more that so much of the time, when we get into discussions and studies of prophecy and eschatology, we often get caught into thinking it’s always an “either/or” kind of choice, in terms of how something might be fulfilled, and we end up spending hours upon hours debating and trying to place one idea over another, when I think a lot of the time (maybe not all the time, but sometimes) there is the possibility that both perspectives carry a good degree of truth, and both forms of fulfillment have validity because prophecy, (like Deidre so eloquently puts it) can work on multiple “layers”.  I hope such a statement doesn’t come across as some sort of relativistic statement about truth, because I certainly believe that Truth is quite objective, and knowable, and not relativistic whatsoever.  Prophecy, I suppose, because it comes straight from the eternal, omniscient and infinite mind of a sovereign God, has to be allowed to work on such multiple layers, because God is certainly capable of weaving it all together, using true historical elements and events from the past to foreshadow and typify things yet to come, all within the realm of humanity that operates with true free will!  It blows my mind to really stop and think about how that can even be, but it’s true.  Anyhow, I could probably start a whole separate BLOG in which I did nothing else but talk about all the ways that Amerika has contributed to and been used by the NWO folks to push the AC agenda forward, but I won’t. 🙂

“TTISTF1” Testing, Testing, is this thing on…?

Ok, so after a week or two of all this rather intense back and forth with a number of people about the whole issue of Israel, I figured I’d try and “wrap it up” with a little audio message (actually, it’s not what you could call “little”) but just to basically try and summarize all the points being brought up in all of it, and hopefully be able to move on somewhat from it all, as I certainly don’t want to “define myself” or even this little blog here as just being all about harping on this matter of the Israeli government being connected to the broader New World Order and over-arching anti-Christ system…

Christopher Bollyn tracing 9/11 Crimes back to NWO and Netanyahu…

An EXCELLENT presentation given by Christopher Bollyn in Gothenburg, Sweden a couple months ago. The first half is essentially a primer on 9/11 Truth for anyone not familiar with the litany of inconsistencies of the official story. While that part itself is superbly done, but for folks like me who’ve “been there / done that” and understand all that already, it starts getting really interesting around the 137 minute mark where he mentions the “Zionist war agenda”, and then around the 150 minute mark he starts going into more detail about the connections between the perps of 9/11 and the “far right wing” of Israel…

He also touches on a number of fascinating little tidbits of information during the Q & A section towards the end which include things the evidence for how “Extreme Zionism itself actually creates anti-Semitism in order to compel Jews to move to Palestine…” (153 min. mark), or the father of Rom Immanuel being a Zionist terrorist who was also the one responsible for those trillions of missing dollars in the Pentagon which Rumsfeld announced on Sept. 10. and who sells us the computerized vote-counting machines we use…

The portion which talks about the agenda of Netanyahu Institute and how it essentially conceived of the idea for the “war on terror” back in the 70’s to be particularly interesting…. (2:17 mark)

Overall a pretty stellar lecture which pulls together a lot of info into a very coherent and alarming whole. I think I’d have to agree with at least 99% of what he has to say here, if not the whole 100… (I’ll reserve a one percent for myself, just in case he said something weird in there that I missed…)

Info on Christopher Bollyn taken from the youtube posting: Christopher Bollyn is an American journalist who has investigated the events of 9-11. He helped Professor Steven E. Jones in the spring and summer of 2006, when Jones found solid evidence of Thermite in the dust of the Twin Towers. The discovery and discussion of Thermite in the demolition of the World Trade Center led to serious trouble for both Jones and Bollyn. In the end Bollyn had to go into exile.

Christopher Bollyn has written several book on the subject, for example “Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World”.

The lecture was arranged by the Cui Bono Association.
http://www.bollyn.com
http://www.foreningencuibono.se

“Abandoned” Israel…?

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I keep hearing this sort of statement.  “The United States has abandoned Israel”.  It’s almost as though every time anyone in the media even MENTIONS the deaths of Palestinian children, or a blown up hospital, it’s treated as though CNN was calling for the eradication of the entire Jewish populace.  I honestly don’t get it. If nothing else, to me these sorts of commentaries only speak to the incredible degree of bias and selective hearing on behalf of the people saying them. (people mostly comprised of well-meaning, “Hagee-ized” Christians in America and other places…)

I should probably attempt to make it clear from the get-go that I am not endeavoring to call people to “support” EITHER side of this conflict in any sort of political way. The only point is that from all that I observe, it is simply a most bizarre and confounding position indeed to hear so many people decrying this idea that the “United States has turned it’s back on Israel”, because I really don’t comprehend how on any level this is actually true.

Is it simply because the American media is actually willing to report the deaths of innocent children in Gaza, and show images of their mangled bodies on television? I admit that this in itself is probably something that should be treated with a fair amount of suspicion, from a discern-the-propaganda standpoint, since we know that we certainly don’t see the same sorts of images of murdered innocents in places like Iraq or Afghanistan too often, when they die at the hands of American troops…  Yet even so, I am still compelled to believe that if the true “agenda” of the Elite-controlled media was to outright demonize Israel and paint the ongoing military operations of the IDF as indefensible or “crimes against humanity”, then we would certainly see it happening in much sharper fashion than this!  We wouldn’t see American reporters constantly interviewing Netanyahu and IDF spokesman, allowing them to even try to explain their reasons for the assaults.  We would see the same kind of treatment as we do for figures like Putin, or Bashar Al-assad, or Kim John Un.  Those are all examples of folks the government-controlled media has painted as the “bad guys” and aggressors, etc.  It’s a far cry from anything we ever hear being said about Israel, even in the “Palestinian-loving Leftist media”…

israeliapachechopperBut the reality is that the true definition of what it would mean for a nation like the U.S. to “support” Israel in either war time or peace time, is not found in the murky propaganda war taking place in the “news” outlets or prophecy-teacher’s pulpits. It is actually easily traced and easily researched through conventional channels. It is not some shady “conspiracy theory” assembled through looking at tenuous business associations or obscure documentation or whatever else we might wish to speculate upon. It’s an in-your-face fact. The United States is THE biggest “supporter” of the Israeli Defense Force, both in terms of funding and actual military hardware, hands down.  This is an indisputable fact

The “Iron Dome” missile defense system we keep hearing so much glowing praise about from reporters and IDF spokesmen? The U.S. has been a prime investor. All the fighter planes which allow the IDF to carry out aerial attacks against terrorist targets? The vast majority are American made, through a long-standing partnership between Israeli and American defense contractors, including a large number of weapon systems and special modifications which are tailor-made for the Israel’s needs…  And what about the myriad of connections and collaborations between the nefarious domestic spying programs of the NSA and Israel? Connections which seem to go beyond any mere “partnership”, but actually suggest that much of the technology being used by the NSA actually came FROM Israel first, and essentially show that Israeli Intelligence has more keys to more back doors than anyone else, and is in fact spying on all kinds of citizens around the globe, (even though they are obviously nowhere near close enough to Israel to start launching rockets into Israeli territory or pose any kind of possible terrorist threat)…

I could fill pages upon pages citing evidence of this very real partnership, a partnership which proves whatever lamentations about how the U.S. might be “abandoning” Israel, either military or financially, as being totally ludicrous.  I would have to say that the amount of evidence is SO overwhelming in fact, that the onus is actually on the reader, to disprove that such a tight relationship is still in existence to this very day between the “military-industrial-intelligence-complex” that might still be claimed to reside largely on American soil or be run by American corporations (a notion which I’d suggest could itself be debated), and it’s Siamese twin over in the Middle Eastern country of Israel.

It just seems rather difficult to have an informed, intelligent discussion over what our stance on Israel should be as Christians, if we can’t even take the time to establish the political and military realities first…