The Housing Shell Game: Prices Up, Ownership Down
Illusions, game of shadows, and mass misdirection. Our government never rests from keeping us in delusion.
The Housing Shell Game: Prices Up, Ownership Down
Illusions, game of shadows, and mass misdirection. Our government never rests from keeping us in delusion.
I found this on this website: https://www.facebook.com/BostonRIPMarathon?filter=2
R.I.P Victims of Boston Marathon Facebook page, I do not know if this is a real picture or a hoax picture but here it is. If it turns out to be a huge fake I’ll come back and Update it.
The twin bombings were no random act of terror. They were not the result of some “Islamic” terrorist organization. The MSM (Main Stream Media) is doing it’s up most to not draw any parallels between the fact that the 2013 Boston Marathon was cloaked in Newtown overtones. Here are some facts being dismissed or otherwise discounted:
On April 11th this article was published:
“Connecticut had more than 400 runners in the Boston Marathon, including nine running on behalf of Newtown Strong. Lisa Abrams is the wife of one of those runners and reflects on the tragedy in Boston.” Source: Currant.com
“Boston Athletic Association president Joanne Flaminio (pictured left) said before the race that had a ”special significance” because it was 26.2 miles long and there was 26 victims in the Newtown attack. There was also a group of Newtown parents running as part of a group called Team Newtown Strong who were raising money for local charities. A banner honoring the victims, hung at the end of the 26th mile, can be seen in the photo (right).
“In the first twenty miles we’re honoring the twenty Sandy Hook first graders,” Laura Nowacki, a spokesperson for Newtown Strong, explained to WBUR Boston. “When we crest Heartbreak Hill, and we’re coming back towards Boston, we run the final six for our six fallen educators, including their lives, to protect our children.”
There was a 26-second moment of silence for the victims before the race started.
Update, 4:07 p.m. Eastern: Newtown families were reportedly seated in the VIP section right by where the explosions went off. There’s no word whether they are among the 23 injured and two dead from the explosions. Click here for updates.” Source see above hypertext “The Atlantic”
Another link to Newtown Connection to Boston Marathon: Source CBS “Newtown families encounter tragedy once more at Boston Marathon”
**This is N4TM Commentary/Synopsis not to be considered credible or verified with any documentation. This is purely my own rationale and reasoning of the information that I have gathered on my time.**
As noted in the MSNBC video above, Newtown’s presence and commemoration is being report on; however, it is virtually absent from the pundits as they postulate motives as to why someone would attack the Marathon itself. The MSM is trying to report on these two events as though they are compartmentalized into two separate occurrences that just so happen to be a part of the same event. There have been other Marathons since Sandy Hook Elementary School was ambushed by Adam Lanza, so why Boston Marathon, why now?
It was reported almost immediately after the bombs went off that the timing of these bombs going off at/near the end of the race (4 hours from start time) had to do with the possibility of the bomber(s) wanting to hit a big group of people and that a majority of people come in to the finish at the 4 hour marker. This postulation doesn’t make sense. Boston Marathon is highly visible, there are in the least local news groups covering the event, there is a live stream feed of the event, and there are big names that start the run for both male and female categories. Coverage peaks at the 2 hour markers when the elites are rolling past the finish line and then teeters out following their completion. A huge majority of the friends and family of those entrants are waiting on the sides in the last .2 miles of the race. Who was the target? Was it the Newtown bystanders who were cheering on Team Newtown Strong? Or was it the Team itself which had just passed the finish line moments before the bomb went off? For those who don’t know about Marathons let alone this marathon, friends and family can track their participant by chip time and by pace time. There is a website you go to and enter the registrants name and or bib number and you can follow them along the course ‘virtually’ or literally if you are there in person. Why is there no mention that it’s too coincidental that this attack was aimed at, or for the purpose of, garnering more attention to Newtown? It seems pretty obvious to me now that I have all this information.
Please Do Not Believe the Hype! Do not believe the lies of the MSM that this is Islamic terror or has anything to do with Al Qaeda. The US administration has been working WITH Al Qaeda in Egypt, Libya, Syria, etc to get their dirty work done of overthrowing elected Government Officials in said countries. US Senator John McCain and US Secretary of State John Kerry help aid, fund, and arm Al Qaeda cells (the good ones that work with the ‘US’) so please don’t believe the hype that some Islamic Bomb Cookbook written by Al Qaeda is what set off the events at Boston, it’s a lie and a distraction.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I just try to think for myself and not buy all the MSM propaganda. Let’s take some steps back and try to reason and figure out what’s going on. There are some puzzle pieces that are becoming clear and I may be way off and totally speculating but it’s a hunch and I’m going to throw some things out there and you can take them or leave them it’s totally up to you.
A) All we’ve heard about lately is “Newtown.” For some reason Obama became hell bent on pushing Gun Control measures after Newtown. It wasn’t Tucson, or Aurora, it was after Newtown that the anti-gun lobby became fierce. Obama didn’t even run on gun restrictions but he certainly got busy with the topic once he was sworn in. The WH administration via DHS has sought to buy up all the ammo to disarm us since they can’t pass a law yet–just wait it’s going to the floor for a vote possibly TOMORROW. See Here
B) Another civil liberty we’ve enjoyed thus far is the 4th Amendment. Perhaps you are unaware, as I was until an alert friend of mine pointed this out, CISPA also known as H.R. 624 is going to a vote this week (next 48 hrs) also. This is that little Internet law where all authority of the Internet, social media, etc., is given to (?) Congress? the President? DHS? in the event of a Cyber Attack? What? I know, it sounds like Conspiracy but it’s a real law that aims to seize and control our Free Speech and our right to lawful search and seizure.
C) All weekend a poor patsy named Marco Rubio was on talk shows yapping up Immigration Reform, another law set to hit the voting floor soon. And we were told by him that it’s “Not Amnesty.” However, it looks like amnesty, smells like amnesty, and squawks like amnesty. This law was being sold as the alternative to the Gun Law because as we have been reassured repeatedly through MSM, the Gun Law stands no chance of passing. However, VP Biden has been touting that they “have the votes” to pass the Gun Restrictions, but he says a lot of stuff we don’t believe.
Conclusion. I don’t believe the attack at the Boston Marathon was Islamic Terror. I don’t believe the attack at Boston Marathon was random. I don’t believe that it was coincidence that Team Newtown Strong was just past the finish line and their supporters where in the VIP section near where the bombs went off. I don’t believe the “Pressure Cooker” story. I don’t believe there are any Al Qaeda links to the bombing in Boston. I don’t believe there are any more targets or plots. I don’t believe the ATF or the FBI or DHS has the capacity to tell the truth the American people. I don’t believe MSM. I don’t read alternative news sites like Alex Jones or Glenn Beck. I don’t get my news from seedy conspiracy websites. I have learned to watch the actions of a government who continually lies to the US public and uses Cable news outlets to perpetuate their lies. I don’t know if striking the Newtown mile 26 was someone’s attempt to completely wipe out the survivors of Newtown or to simply maim and strike fear into the hearts and minds of all who are still on the fence of passing strict Gun Laws. I am not privy to any information that is classified nor do I have the means to fly out to Boston and attend press conferences and ask those in charge my questions.
I don’t believe in coincidence.
(CNN) — **update on Breaking news: Now Cnn and others are backing off reports that a suspect had been taken into custody. Operation send Twitter into a frenzy, successful. :-p
[Breaking news update at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday ]
An arrest has been made in the Boston bombings investigation based on two videos showing images of the suspect, a federal law enforcement source told CNN’s Fran Townsend.
Pope Benedict XVI will be leaving the Vatican this week in a historical resignation not seen in over 600 years. The last pope before Ratzinger was John Paul II and he died as pope, however, he was more frail and comatose than the one currently exiting the stage. I guess there are those in the Catholic Church who still lift up ‘men’ and see the pope as a figure to be worshiped but I just don’t get that line of thinking. I’m a recovering non-denominational person, in the ‘church’ I had attended we know nothing of lifting up men to the status of pope and blindly following everything they say (sarcasm). Since my former days in the non-denomination to remained unnamed here, the education I received in that system taught that the “evil Catholic Church” is the harlot of Revelation. The pope no less
was is the Anti-Christ at all times past, present, and future. Once I started relying on the Holy Spirit to teach God’s word I understood something greater; that anyone, not just the pope or the Catholic church, who denies Christ as God incarnate is anti-Christ(like) and thus part of the greater system or “harlot.” This revelation was a tad bit liberating in a sense and discouraging at the same time. So all those years of digesting the false claims that all the world would come under Catholic Roman Rule once again seemed to fade away into the distant past like old fads usually do and I began to see the hypocrisy that was being preached from the non-denominational pulpit. It appeared very clear that these brainwashers pastors who kept a continual monastic declaration at every ‘prophesy conference’ I had attended that, “the Pope would one day reunite the whole entire world under the Catholic Church,” were perhaps hiding a bit of their own ties to Rome itself and also to the same church government. I’m fairly young, although nearing four decades soon, so I don’t have a lot of personal first hand history to account for but I recall John Paul II being labeled the AC, then once he died his replacement figure would be sure to accomplish what JP had started in terms of Ecumenical bridge building and the spirit of Anti-Christ would enter the next pope (Ratzinger). Once Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger was chosen all that was needed was a war in the middle east and it would be all over. Coincidentally, none of the false prophets prophesies in the Evangelical/Non-Denominational camp came true regarding Ratzinger and lo here we are on the precipice of another pope to be named.
The Vatican is Gay?
I did a little research, excruciatingly little research, on this topic before taking this to post. I wanted to make sure that I absolutely do not care about this man’s resignation or his successor. I was right, I do not care. I found articles from a number of sources, some “legitimate” MSM sources, other seedy not so tactful gross sources online, that talk about the various reasons why Pope Benedict XVI is leaving. Here are the articles I read:
Yes, I did read all those articles and I did a little research on the VatiLeaks website. garbage. [NOT an endorsement: www. vatileaks. com/_blog/Vati_Leaks/post/Position_vacant_New_Pope_Wanted/]. What’s wrong with it, number one, is that it’s authored by a ghost writer who refuses to use his real name or ID, yet he states he’s exposing all of the Vatican’s dirty secrets. However, he is happy to sell his books on his websites to you. Secondly, from what I read he’s not a believer in Jesus at all. Thus, his whole entire aim is to discredit the scriptures not just “expose” the Vatican. If this is the guy responsible for the red folder and the videos of priests caught on tape in disparaging acts than it looks more like a hit job than a real case of journalism. I’m sure there are gay priests in the Vatican and throughout the Catholic church. I don’t think there is one Catholic who would argue that gay men often run to that cloth to hide their real sin; and, I don’t discount that there are real cases of sexual abuse by pedophile priests in the Catholic Church. The church in Rome, the Catholic Church, and the church abroad, the other denominations and non-denominations all have the same fate of failure because they are based on a system of lies perpetuated by men. This is not the church of Christ, the body of the regenerate souls that are no longer in bonds to the condemnation of death from their sins. Those who cry out and receive Salvation in Christ alone are a part of the body of Christ that will inherit the real kingdom of God. It’s horrible that these sorts of actions happen inside churches made of hands, and I pray that those who are recovering from their circumstances don’t lose faith in Christ Jesus because of men who have sinned against them. This is why I don’t care who the pope is, because, the pope is not Christ Jesus, the pope is a man, a fallible man who cannot forgive sins and cannot redeem anyone. It is by Christ alone and His full accomplished work on the Cross by which we are saved. Please don’t look to man, not this man Ratzinger or any other man that follows him.“10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:17 And the way of peace have they not known:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” Romans 3:10-31
I am watching this story unfold on twitter and seeing it reported on Drudge Report that Glenn Beck is being “attacked” for his “art” while he was seeking to profit from it on Ebay, “proceeds to go to his charity, Mercury One.” Apparently according to reports and to Glenn Beck himself he was doing this act of idiocy to show the “Left’s Hypocrisy,” because they allow the desecration of Christ but not of someone like Obama, who’s recently been in the news in reference to deity.
Am I the only one that sees the absurdity of all of this? Does the Right, Tea Party, Religious Conservatives who follow Glenn Beck like he’s the Almighty himself not get that this is not about the Left’s hypocrisy at all but rather it’s a completion of Glenn Beck’s greatest work; and that is, to discredit and malign all that the Conservative Right had originally stood for? While you think Beck is mocking the left, he truly is not. He’s showing, in an aborhant hypocritical mass in the political Right, more specifically, all of you who espouse to be Christians, your own hypocrisy. (double cross)
Glenn Beck led you to believe he’s a Christian, and so you believe that, although he’s very adamantly a self professing Mormon who essentially denies the very deity of Christ Jesus. He is there to make a mockery of you the Christian.
Restore Love. Restore Honor. The Third Great Awakening? This man is the same one that had all of the Apostate Church leaders gathered in one rally, at several VIP dinners, and even held a rally in Jerusalem, and addressed the Knesset. He visited Rome and hobnobbed with Bishops and offered to help the Pope start Tea Party style rallies? Hello, is anyone getting this? His pièce de résistance is placing a bobble head of Barack Obama in a “pee” jar and selling it on EBAY!?
And this man is going to restore America to its former greatness? He’s a “Christian?” What planet am I on, is this Kolob or Earth?!! Get a clue people. Wake up from your delusion and see Glenn Beck for what he really is.
This world is not my home. If you are excited today, if you are filled with anxiety over the outcome of this Presidential Election and your hope is tied up in a man whom you believe will deliver you and this country from peril, let me reassure you that no man is able to do such a thing. Do not put your trust or hope in man. There is no political party that can save men, women, and children from the natural consequences of moral decay and sin. There is One who can, that is Christ Jesus. He was the only perfect and unblemished soul to walk this earth and He gave His life so that you and your children would live. He’s the only Good Shepherd. You can’t vote for Him, He’s undeniable. You can’t pay any tithe to contribute to His campaign, He’s priceless. You can’t deny Him, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord. If you are in despair, if you’ve lost all hope, if you don’t understand why things are the way they are, seek Him and confess your sins to Him because He will forgive them and then upon belief in Him He will give you rest and a peace no man or government can ever take away. Remember, the sun will rise and the earth will continue to turn on November 7th no matter who wins. Do not be shaken by the outcome of this election, especially if it goes the way you are hoping for-our trust is never in man. God Bless you & May God have mercy on America, N4TM
CiA. Covert. Obama. Signed. Terrorists. 6 months ago. CONtrolled MEdia. Innocence of Muslims-distraction. Ambassador Stevens collateral damage. Libya. Yemen. Pakistan. Egypt. Syria. Proxy Government. US Government overthrowing sovereign governments. Tyrants. Human Rights. Drones. Turkey fires back on Syria. cIa shooting down syrian planes to blame Turkey. Psyops. Arab Spring. African Fall. Oil prices. Extortion. Both Parties in US G knew about this illegal war. Syrian “rebels” kill Syrian Military assassination style in streets as “payback.” (N4TM)
Excerpt From RT: Obama Authorizes Covert US support for Syrian Rebels
Brian Becker, director of the ANSWER anti-war coalition, believes the revelation of Obama’s order doesn’t represent any shift in terms of US strategy towards Syria.
“All that does is reveal that the so-called diplomacy, the so-called looking for a negotiated settlement is a fraud – that the diplomacy is, in fact, a form of perjury,” he told RT. “The reality is that the US government – the Obama administration with the Pentagon and the CIA – has been neck-deep coordinating military operations to overthrow a sovereign government in Syria.”
He noted that there would have been no civil war going on in Syria if not for foreign intervention.
“The decisive factor in the equation for civil war is US intervention,” he said. “And would say, frankly, the Obama administration is guilty of war crimes against the Syrian people having cynically manipulated the situation. They have the blood of the Syrian people on their hands.”
Asia Times Online correspondent Pepe Escobar told RT that the leak’s timing was intended to distort the true nature of Washington’s covert operations on the ground in Syria.
“This intelligence finding signed by Obama – that’s the code for a secret order – this was signed six months ago. So the fact that Reuters has only been allowed now to report about it proves that there have been high deliberations in Washington: ‘should we let people know about what they already know?’”
“In fact, the Washington Post two weeks ago had already reported about it, and when the CIA wants to leak something in the US, they usually go to the Washington Post. The CIA and Mossad, on the ground [in Syria], side by side working with the Qataris, the Turks, the Saudis and a swarm of jihadis coming from everywhere, but especially from across the border in Iraq,” he argues.
Escobar says the leak was intended to make it look as though Washington was leading the Syrian campaign from behind the scenes, when in fact the US is “leading from the front lines alongside al-Qaeda-style Jihadists, Qatari intelligence, and Turkish logistics.”
He says the Western drive against Syria follows the breakdown in the international order caused by the 2011 Libyan intervention.” End of Quote.
the undercurrent. the common denominator. the aggressor. unraveling the stability in the Middle East, North Africa, key countries. Think. Think. Think. It looks like someone wants World War 3 and it is not Amadinejad, it’s one who does not honor the god of his fathers.
“Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is determined to protect its borders and its citizens, five of whom were killed Wednesday in a Syrian mortar attack on a Turkish village. He noted that Syrian mortars hit Turkish areas seven other times during the 18-month-old civil war between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad’s regime.
“We want peace and security and nothing else. We would never want to start a war,” Mr. Erdogan said during a news conference in Akcakale, where five civilians were killed in Wednesday’s mortar attack. “Turkey is a country which is capable of protecting its people and borders. No one should attempt to test our determination on the issue.” (Emphasis mine)
Check out this Spin:
“The way it’s seen in Turkey is that disorder [and] chaos are increasing weekly if not daily in Syria,” Wilson, who served in Ankara from 2005 to 2008, said. “They are extremely worried about what the medium-to-longer term future is. Turkey can defend itself in this kind of border incident. Larger scale things [are] something else altogether and Turkey is seeking help.”
According to Wilson, Turkey is primarily worried about three big issues:
1) Chemical weapons: “They seem dangerous enough to American national security officials, but to Turkey they’re literally right across the border. It’s not something far away that might come to bite at some point in the future. It’s a very immediate and very real threat.”
2) The rising al-Qaeda presence over the last six weeks: “To a certain extent, [Turkish leaders] know how to deal with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which was very much in the news two months ago operating in the far east of Syria. Al-Qaeda is a whole different set of problems and that alarms them.”
3) The implosion of the Syrian government, which would lead to “chaos all over the country, hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing for their lives and the implications of that for Turkey and the region as a whole.“
Wilson said that there are clear signs of increasing chaos: the Syrian government is losing parts of the country, senior military officers have defected, rebels have successfully attacked central government buildings and 90,000 Syrian refugees are currently living in Turkey.
“As far as Syria is concerned, clearly there needs to be some kind of transition [in the form of a interim government] there and it has to happen soon or the situation domestically is going to become something akin to that nightmare that the Turks are so concerned about,” Wilson said.
That nightmare scenario would involve a collapse of central and military authority combined with the “loss of control of these frightening weapons that Assad and his father developed over the course of many years.” The result would be “catastrophic flows of refugees [and] catastrophic numbers of people to feed and take care of medically” in addition to the destabilization of the entire region. ” End of Quote.
“US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other officials voiced solidarity with Ankara and anger with the Syrian regime over shells that hit the Turkish town of Akcakale. The dead included a mother and her three children.
The incident marked the first time Turkey’s citizens were killed by cross-border fire from its war-torn neighbor, but US officials did not say whether the attack could move NATO closer to any action in support of Ankara, a member of the transatlantic alliance.
“This is yet another example of the depraved behavior of the Syrian regime, and why it must go,” Pentagon spokesman George Little said in an email.
“We regret the loss of life in Turkey, a strong ally, and continue to monitor the situation closely.”
Turkey retaliated with return fire, as NATO states held an emergency meeting to express support for Ankara while urging Syria to respect international law.
In Washington, Clinton spoke by phone with her Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, and promised that Washington would fully back Ankara, the State Department said.
“She pledged the United States’ strong support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our Turkish ally” and vowed to side with Turkey in the UN Security Council, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.
Clinton earlier called the tensions on the border “dangerous” and denounced Syria for its shell fire.
“We are outraged that the Syrians have been shooting across the border. We are very regretful about the loss of life on the Turkish side,” the top US diplomat told reporters.
The White House renewed US demands for Assad to quit power but did not indicate whether Ankara was asking the United States and other fellow NATO members to prepare military action on its behalf.” (End of Quote)
(N4TM) Clinton is ready to use NATO to go after those who attacked Turkey, but the USSD and the White House remain silent and still in Libya. Why do they want Assad out so passionately?
Keep in mind the source of this video above, RT, is Russia Today and in itself is a propaganda machine as well. I have not been able to prove it, but I highly suspect that RT is somehow connected to Rupert Murdoch (News Corporation), because it has all the trademarks of FOX news. Albeit, the entire spectrum of Mass Media has been perpetuating the lie that an Anti-Islam movie is the source of the mayhem across Muslim countries. This is a sentiment that I do not support. I did some tweeting over the weekend of headlines just prior to the US embassy attack in Benghazi that leads me to believe that the source of the new wave of uprising is due to heavy loss of innocent lives was caused to Drone attacks, executed by the US (illegally). This is one aspect of a greater and deeper coordinated attack on American xenophobia.
Mass Media Fueling the Flames
Every mainstream media source I’ve heard or read from the first day until over the weekend continues to attribute the riots, attacks, and protesting on the film, “Innocence of Muslims;” a crude, poorly directed, and cheaply produced “movie” about Muhammad. The media leaves out the fact that the United States has been using drones to attack Al Qaeda in many of these countries where the protesting is starting. Also, the US via NATO, is also the source of sowing discord among the various factions of Islam within those countries to set them in motion for overthrowing the government that is in charge. The US lies to the “rebels” and tells them that if they overthrow their own leaders “organically” without the US obvious help at some point in time the UN or world at large will beg the US to intervene and then they will come in and support the opposition, but what ends up happening is something entirely different.
Case in point: Egypt. Egyptian rebels and separatists were encouraged to rise up against Mubarak. Why? The US has/had a working relationship with this country and probably couldn’t just back out without due cause. The people rose up, the government of Mubarak was removed, but rather than allowing the Muslims establish their own country the way they wanted, using Islamic Rule, rather than a Democracy or a Republic such as the US, they (The US) installed their own crony and seized control once again via military. This has infuriated the youth and those who were promised to have their own country. Mubarak was already in the US pocket and was helping to keep the peace between the radicals and Israel in that portion of the country. Why remove him? He was actually protecting the Christians as well. Since Mubarak was removed the persecution of Christians rose and is not stopping. You can see the same scenario play out in Iraq, Sudan, Libya, etc. It appears that our US government is the one igniting the wild fire.
Here’s an Example: (Egypt)
“Coptic Christians have been in Egypt for thousands of years. During Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule, they were often excluded from government, but their religious leader Pope Shenouda III publicly endorsed and campaigned for Mubarak. In exchange, the Muslim Mubarak passed laws favored by the church, like this strict divorce law that applied only to Christians. In return, the dictator had the reluctant backing of Egypt’s 8 million Copts.
But even though Shenouda continued to support Mubarak throughout the uprisings, many Christians took part in the Tahrir Square protests.
This year, even before Mubarak was deposed, Coptic Christians were the target of a suicide bombing. Just last week, 26 died during violent protests that were sparked by an attack on a Cairo church.
With Mubarak gone, Egypt’s Copts lost a protector.”
The Christian community in Iraq is one of the oldest in the region, dating back about 2,000 years, well before the introduction of Islam.
Since the start of the Iraq war in 2003, however, much the community has fled the country, diminishing its population within Iraq’s borders by about half.
Under Saddam Hussein, Iraq was ruled by the Baath party, a secular government. Hussein himself was a Sunni Muslim; Sunni Muslims comprise about 35 percent of Iraqis.
Since Hussein’s government was a minority government. Other minorities, including Christians, “felt much more protected under the Hussein regime than they do currently,” says Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress.
Syria is a minority rule system, with Shia Alawite Muslims — who comprise only a small percentage of the population — wielding the most power, and with the Druze, Ismailis and Christians also playing important roles.
As the rest of the world turns on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is an Alawite, Syria’s Christian population is steadfastly pulling for the dictator – and has for years.
What’s in it for them?
Christians get “very good business contracts, positions in government and the Syrian military,” says Andrew Tabler of The Washington Institute. “They get preferential treatment and protection of their places of worship.”
Because of this, Syria’s Christians have access to scholarships and opportunities to study abroad.
What’s in it for Assad?
For one thing, Syria’s Christians are “some of the most strident supporters of Assad,” according to Tabler. “They’re bridges to other countries and the international community. Assad thinks that helps the broader public perception of his regime.”
How does Assad keep them loyal?
The regime stokes fear of Muslim violence among the Christian minority. Tabler says “It’s part of priming the pump. In Syria they do this by spreading fears (among Christians) that Islamists want to kill them … It’s an old divide and rule tactic.”
End of Quote. Source: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/10/mid-easts-christians-intro.html
In Libya and in other countries where these protests and riots are happening there are counter rallies. There are people lifting up handmade signs showing support for America, and condemning the attacks. There are people who do not wish to be bombed into annihilation over the attacks on the embassies. The angst in the US is and has been fostered to be one of anti-Islam as well. I hate to admit that the lefties have one right but they do. When I heard this weekend one commentator state that this issue is not a political one, “Remember,” he said, “On September 11th 2001 we were attacked while President George W. Bush was in office so it was not something that had to do with political party.” True. The attack on the USS Cole happened on Clinton’s watch, I remember that. I remember being perplexed at the fact that two guys on a boat could get that close to a US Carrier and attack our ship that way. Hmmm, I hope the US government is not “allowing” by default not protecting us on credible information, simply to use these attacks as “opportunities” to twist them to their own self seeking gain!
How the Church is fueling the flames as well
Sine September 11th there has been a thwarted effort within the church (Christian Church at large in the US) to feed propaganda to American Christians. I’ve heard the false teachers, the shysters who are quick to sell a book by banking on our fears and our own patriotism, that the evil Muslim people are hell bent to kill all of America. I’ve heard it with my own ears and seen it with my own eyes, various movies, books, speakers, all spouting that there is a movement within the Islamic world to bring forth a Caliphate and they will stop at nothing to kill every blue eyed blonde haired red blooded American in their sleep if the US “Church” doesn’t rise up to stop them. I will go as far as to say that there are a few “generals” and “knights” who have had their sole purpose to militarize the American Christian. These people have swords in their logos and crests and terminology that leads you to believe you need to be signed up for the Christian Army (if we had one they’d sign up in a heartbeat) and arm themselves for battle.
If you stop to consider that the “Axis of Evil” and those “Dictators” were actually staving off full blown Christian Persecution you might ask yourself, “Why then would the US government (the one that claims to be “Christian” based) seek to remove protection of the Christians there to allow the people of those countries in turn to place an Islamic Rule based Government? Could it be, as I have suggested already, that the corrupt US government is actually facilitating the “divide and rule” ideology?
Never mind what doctrine says, “Let’s roll,” is the sentiment. We battle not against flesh and blood brethren. (Ephesians 6:12)
” And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28
US drone strike ‘kills 16′ in Pakistan- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19368433
“Drone attacks frequently target Pakistan’s restive tribal areas, where many insurgents have taken shelter.
The frequency of the attacks has increased since President Barack Obama took office in 2009.
A number of militants, some of them senior, have been killed in the raids, but many civilians have also died.”
Central & South Asia
Pakistan deaths in ‘US drone strike’– http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/07/201272914340207132.html
“There has been a dramatic increase in US drone strikes in Pakistan since May, when a NATO summit in Chicago could not strike a deal to end a six-month blockade on convoys transporting supplies to coalition forces in Afghanistan.
Washington regards Pakistan’s semi-autonomous northwestern tribal belt as the main hub of Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters plotting attacks on the West and in Afghanistan.
Drone strikes are likely to be a major issue discussed by Pakistan’s spymaster, Lieutenant General Zaheer ul-Islam, and his CIA counterpart, when the former visits Washington on August 1-3.
Islam’s trip on Wednesday marks the first Washington visit in a year by the head of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence and signals a thaw in relations beset by crisis since US troops killed Osama bin Laden near Islamabad in May 2011.
On July 3 however, Islamabad agreed to end the blockade after the US apologized for the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers in botched air strikes last November.
In protest at US drone attacks, local Taliban and Pakistani warlord Hafiz Gul Bahadur have banned vaccinations in North and South Waziristan, putting 240,000 children in the region at risk.
They have condemned the immunization campaign as a cover for espionage. In May, a Pakistani doctor was jailed for 33 years after helping the CIA find bin Laden using a hepatitis vaccination program as a cover.”
Drone attacks: UK urged to ‘come clean’ on US spy role–http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19633990
(posted on 9-11-12) Yemeni defense minister injured in suicide car bombing, death toll rises to 12– http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-09/11/c_131843627.htm
(posted on 2-2-12) American drone strikes provoke Yemenis against interim government– http://www.yementimes.com/en/1543/news/269/American-drone-strikes-provoke-Yemenis-against-interim-government.htm
*Just as a side note, because I’m so infuriated with this it bears repeating at least to those who aren’t brainwashed. From day one, even on 9-11-2012 when I put up my post on remembering 9-11, I had tied the link between the US government’s use of CIA and black ops in the countries where we are now seeing all this chaos. One the day (late evening) of the Embassy attacks, rather that Tuesday morning following, the Glenn Beck site, “The Blaze,” was already quickly pumping out propaganda that the sole reason for the upheavel was the (fake) film. Now, Glenn Beck has had an epiphany and is touting his “intel” that leads him to believe that this was and has been a “coordinated” attack. He’s a liar and he’s used by the same people the MSM take their orders from. This man makes me sick with his propaganda. Sure, now he is on the right track but it’s not because he has any “discernment” nor is it even his “intel;” but rather, this man is handed a script to read and other people tell him what to say. The same people who tweeted his Blaze stories within the first days are now awe struck and sickened at his suggestion that this was “OUR” (the US Government’s) doing. Well, grab a notepad folks and do some of your own research. You’ll find that GB takes his truth lives here serum from other websites. Don’t think for a second that this guy doesn’t have trolls meandering the web and social media for his “intel.” Anyway, Please, if you’re a Beckbot–consider a fast and get away long enough from him to test his spirit.
On this day, September 11, 2001, our nation suffered greatly. It was a day of infamy, a day that I believe my body still remembers and each year since an overwhelming feeling of sadness comes. We all have our stories about where we were when we heard and/or saw what was happening in New York, awaiting with bated breath to hear of the next target. There was talk about the Pentagon, then Pennsylvania, and you may have wondered as I did, “would our state be next?” The entire sky stood still that day, planes halted, people rushed home, called loved ones, and attempted to make sense of a senseless act of horror. Many tragedies have beset us since that day, but none so far as great and disturbing. Yet, somehow through the years the initial feeling of unity that enveloped us days after the attacks has waned. Since 9-11 we’ve gone to war, lost liberties, and became fear ridden of those in cultures different than our own. I remember those frightful scenes of towers falling, people screaming, and bodies jumping to their death; but, I also remember the memorials, the vigils, the tenacity that was born in those first few days and weeks that we as a Nation would not let “terror” win, and that we would come together and unite against the elusive foe called “Al Qaeda.” Who would have imagined in the years to follow that John McCain, a US Senator from Arizona ,would go on to call upon members of this terror organization for help in Libya! Or that today 11 years later after the most terrifying day on our Nation’s soil it would be a blip in the news with no representation at the World Trade Center, and even no special prayers at some of the churches that honored the fallen that day in 2001? It seems that America would like to forget, or at least some politicians would. Perhaps the politicians of today would like to move on and neglect calling terrorists “terrorists,” and call them “freedom fighters” or “separatists?” Maybe the US Government is in need once again of Al Qaeda’s help on the Iranian front, or the continued upheaval in Northern Africa (Egypt, Libya, and Yemen)?
For once, just today, I beg of you my dear reader to not give me the conspiracy theories in the comment section. Please don’t even bother to leave a comment on this post. If you don’t care about the lives lost and the families still affected by the 9-11 attacks, you can move on or wait until another post goes up on another topic. Today, it’s not about politics, it’s not about all the other stuff, it’s about remembering the lives lost and in some ways honoring those who answered the calls for help. I don’t agree with much of what our Government does or says; however, this past Sunday I was exhorted in the message of a simple and great truth, “God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you (the nation in which I live-US).”
19 And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto the Lord thy God, that we die not: for we have added unto all our sins this evil, to ask us a king.
20 And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart;
21 And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
22 For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.
23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:
24 Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.
25 But if ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king. –1 Samuel 12:19-25 emphasis on v23 mine.
I did a post shortly after the RNC on the use of Eastwood’s speech and the empty chair (see here). I had no idea at that time that this “empty chair” has Masonic symbolism!
The men who currently sit in or have sat in these chairs are honorable men who believe in a Supreme Being, universality among men and strive to promote peace and harmony within their lodge and actively support charitable work within their communities.” Source: http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/masonic-chairs.html
“The Empty or vacant Chair ceremony dates back to 1875, a decade after the close of the American Civil War when it was used in Masonic lodges to pay tribute to those who did not return from the war. Since then it has been used by many lodges at Remembrance Day to pay homage to those Brother Masons who fell during WWI, WWII, and other wars; or it may be adapted to remember Past Masters, or Members.” Source: http://www.themasonictrowel.com/leadership/programs/ceremonies/empty_chair_ceremony_another_example.htm
“Another interesting similarity that we find in both early Manichean Gnostic rituals and in some degrees in Freemasonry consisted of the placing of an empty chair on a platform in the east which symbolized the “unseen Master” or “unknown Master” of their sect. The Manichean members who had purified themselves for the special annual ritual were permitted to kneel before this empty chair10. The empty chair is reminiscent of the vacant throne of Osiris in Egyptian initiation rituals, though a similar chair is found reflected in the York Rite degrees of Freemasonry in many jurisdictions, and in the Royal Order of Scotland.” Source: http://www.freemasoninformation.com/2009/07/gnostic-reflections-in-freemasonry/
When I first watched the discourse between Clint Eastwood and “the chair” my initial reaction was an obvious one, Eastwood’s belittling the “seat of Presidency;” he’s putting Obama on stage and saying he’s no one, he’s replaceable, anyone can sit in that chair. Now that I have some more information that this could have in fact been a Masonic symbol of some sort then it begs more questions about Eastwood and his chair soliloquy.
Is Eastwood a member of the Craft (a fellow Mason)?
Was Eastwood inviting Romney (a possible fellow Craft member) to sit in the chair (Worshipful Master)?
Is the Shadow Government coming out of the shadows and telling us that they are ruling in full view, for all of us to see, yet we still see ‘nothing, no one’ in particular?
There’s rumor on the web that both Obama and Romney are Masons. I’ve seen conspiracies on both. What about Clint Eastwood? Does any of this matter? Do we care who runs the show as long as we have jobs? We shall see soon enough.
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