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Feasting on Jewish blood

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Dec 4, 2015 at 05:05

Hi, Tovey. You said,

"The assessment that America finds herself on the cusp of contravening political processes, and the electorate divided as to which side of a impending world war America should be on, is not all that hard to imagine. After all, Iraq, even for all the misgivings the majority..."

I'm not sure you got my point. When talking about America's "schizophrenia", I wasn't referring to anything in the Middle East: I was talking about the fact that there is a largely generational divide here -- on half communicates by word of mouth and telephone, and tends to tune in to more conservative news sources; and the other communicates via hand-held divices and gets its information from radical sources. Essentially, the US is divided between two groups that might as well be on different planets. This is far worse than the "Generation Gap" of the 1960s; because then, our mode of communication was the same (ordinary, non-electronic speech) and we shared a common news source (the MSM, which at that time was less radical than today). You went on,

"America made a choice for 'change' in 2009,,,"

Not all America chose O-change-a; just the "electronic, radical" half.

I went on, to talk about how Turkey is blackmailing NATO into supporting it, because the Turks can control the flow of migrants into Europe. You seem to think that's irrelevant. I think it's significant, because what began as a somewhat confused power struggle between Turkey, Iran and Egypt in the Middle East (with Israel sort of allied with Egypt) is increasingly developing into a "Cold War"-type confrontation between NATO and the Soviet Union.

You mentioned the Paris attacks, as though they were significant. I agree with Daniel Pipes, that they won't greatly change the direction of things. What they did do, was get many Westerners up in arms against ISIS -- and hence, through clever maneuvering on Russia's part -- supporting the latter's narrative against Turkey's. This is a knee-jerk reaction on the part of much of the public, and it will not last. In the long run, Russia has chosen the wrong side in the Sunni vs. Shi'a contest, and Turkey and ISIS are on the winning side.

You went on, to talk about freedom, Yeshua and "a spiritual battle".

The spiritual battle is difficult for many Westerners to understand. They don't really believe in God in any practical way; and they certainly don't believe the Devil exists; so they don't see any battle happening. Obviously, ISIS and other Islamists, who are causing events such as bombings and beheadings to appear on people's viewing screens, believe there is a spiritual battle; and that they are on the winning side.

To a believing Christian or Jew, the battle is not between Allah and the infidels; it is between Michael and the Devil; and we, be we "infidels" or jihadists, are the prize. The Devil's objective is not to control the Levant or Jerusalem or the World Trade Center, but to steal from us our faith in the Bible and hope in the resurrection. That is the fight we are engaged in, whether we are aware of it or not.

I am interested in the Russia vs NATO situation for one main reason: At present, the Islamic powers are divided between Iran, Iraq and Syria on the one hand; and Turkey and most of the Sunni Arabs on the other. In order to effectivelly attack Israel a la Ezekiel 38-38, Turkey must somehow end up on the same side as Iran. That means that somehow, either the Turks will have to defeat the Iranians (and their powerful Russian allies), or the Iranians and Russians will have to defeat the Turks (and their even more powerful NATO backers), or all parties will have to come to an accomodation.

If and when either Russia or NATO decides to withdraw from the contest, the Turkish-Iranian rapproachment will have a chance. This may happen, if we allow Russia and Iran to keep their bases in Shi'ite Western Syria while granting Turkey hegemony in Sunni Eastern Syria and Northern Iraq. Turkey and Iran could divide Iraq between them, then, along sectarian lines; and the two powers could then shake hands and get ready to feast on Jewish blood.

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