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Reader comment on item: Thinking about Kurdistan
in response to reader comment: Greetings at Shmini Atzeret

Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Oct 17, 2014 at 02:50

Hi, Tovey

Keep those Bible verses coming! When I study on my own, I tend to get into a rut -- my Bible keeps flopping open at the same places. Zephaniah... Have you ever checked these readings, to see what time they were for?

Zeph. 1:
[1] The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.

This prophecy was given shortly before Samaria fell to the Assyrians. How you seriously believe this prophecy was for 2014, is beyond me. The next thing you know, you'll be reading Genesis and "discover" that God wants us to build an ark!

Arab "Palestine" has never been, and likely will never be, a nation. The Arabs living there are Syrians, Jordanians and Egyptians.

Concerning events happening on the very special full moon, they certainly were EVENTS -- which tend to happen at full moons, especially eclipses. I've been checking the news, and it's rather quiet today -- and mostly just outworkings of significant things that happened at the new moon: A lunar eclipse on the very start of the feast of Sukkot. Here's follow-through on those events:

  1. The commotion on the Temple Mount: Go ahead. Make my day. Police Limit Temple Mount Entry Anticipating Friday Riots
  2. The fighting in Kashmir: India's cards are on the table now -- They just want war with India. Pakistan needs to 'incite' those 'fighting' in Kashmir: Musharraf
  3. Kohane: Still holding out; and 18 Kurds killed by Turkish police. Meanwhile, the whole world is now aware of Turkish duplicity. Defending Kobani: Why Turkey hesitates joining anti-ISIL ...
  4. Multiple deaths in Yemen: With the Shi'a Houthi rebels on the march into MB-controlled territory, Al Qaeda is also moving into the vacuum: Qaeda seizes Yemen town to counter advancing rebels
  5. Downed helicopters in Iraq: This is becoming habit-forming: ISIS shoots down another Iraqi helicopter - Al Arabiya News
  6. Egyptian help for Libya: Egypt's Bombing of Benghazi Will Cost Libya Dearly
  7. Qatari help for Libya (Jihadis): "Egypt's direct military involvement, however, reinforces the notion that Libya has become a proxy battleground for larger regional struggles, with Turkey and Qatar backing the Islamist militias while Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab emirates are supporting their opponents. -- http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Egypt-bombing-Libyan-militias-20141016
  8. Parchin explosion in Iran: US Think Tank Says It's Located Possible Blast At Iran Military Site
    "...the images ISIS issued indicated the site of the possible blast was not the same Parchin location where the U.N. nuclear agency suspects that Iran, possibly a decade ago, carried out explosives tests that could be relevant for developing a nuclear arms capability
  9. uh, there was no #9

The upshot of it all, is that new things seemed to be happening around the full moon; but now they're back to a more usual tedium. You know -- brave Kurdish women fighting for their lives in Kobane, ebola accelerateing in three countries and spreading to others, a full-blown proxy war in Libya, Pakistanis hating Indians, blood, blood and more blood -- the usual.

I'm ready for something light -- maybe a horror movie.

Shalom shalom.


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