This week the major news headline is the coup in Egypt. Those that oppose an Islamic Fascist theocracy ruling over them got the backing of the military and the military took over the government.
As usual the Obama administration shows every indication that it is on the side of the Muslim Brotherhood. Those in Washington seem to think that a democratically elected leader should serve out their term even if that leader becomes a tyrant forcing a new constitution and Islamic law on everyone. Much of Egypt apparently thought differently.
Egypt still has big problems ahead. The Muslim Brotherhood clerics are stirring up counter reactions against the military as I write. The military in Egypt has the means to kill a lot of people if they need to do that to stay in control.
There is a professional military class in Egypt that we helped create and they have all the heavy weapons. The Muslim Brotherhood really has the best chance of getting back in power by protests and international pressure forcing an early election that they are allowed to participate in. However, the military class should not be foolish enough to think that any future democratically elected government would continue to allow an independent military. It’s a difficult situation and all outcomes look grim.
Some that study Bible prophecy think this is the start of the Isaiah 19 prophecy about Egypt and that it will turn into a bloody civil war. It may, but if this is the start of that Isaiah prophecy, this will play out for a very long time because that prophecy appears to span decades. The prophecy ends in the millennial reign.
What can be said about Edward Snowden? Some call him a traitor and some say he is a great American whistle-blower hero. He claims that NSA is doing things that are unethical and unconstitutional and he offers proof. The paper that published his information said that there will be even greater revelations in the future. This could get interesting.
I was pretty sure this type of stuff was happening. We have had communications surveillance capability for a very long time. The only thing that stopped communications in the U.S. from being monitored was the law, but after the un-Patriot act was passed, some in government decided that they should be the law and not our Constitution.
What I don’t get about the Snowden affair is why none of the countries that always oppose everything that America does will not give Snowden asylum? Even Russia, our arch foe, said that Snowden could only stay in Russia if he stopped giving up any more secrets. You would think that Russia would love for the world to know what NSA is doing? Obviously, the Russians already know but they are not talking.
Something is going on here that has the power elite of the world shook up. Three European countries that were vocally critical of the NSA surveillance, recently kowtowed to the U.S. try to stop Snowden from relocating. They were told that the Bolivian leader had Snowden on his jet and these three countries did not allow the aircraft to fly over their airspace causing a diversion of the aircraft.
It turns out that Snowden was not aboard. Now the Bolivian leader is calling that action U.S. imperialism and is threatening to break diplomatic relations with the United States. Way to go Obama!
If this low-level contractor can be that much a threat to the United States, they never were going to keep their secrets anyway. I can’t even imagine NSA allowing thousands of agents to have access to the information that Snowden claims that they had access to, and then NSA believing that no one would leak information. If what Snowden said is true, it seems to me like our top-secret National Security Agency needs skilled people to surveil their own security.
There is another long shot explanation. Maybe someone is, and will be, feeding us information or disinformation through Snowden for their own purpose? For example, there may soon be a revelation that NSA knows that there are aliens living among us? Steve Quayle stuff, I know.
Does NSA acquired information make it possible to blackmail world leaders, or could there be something even more sinister going on? Could there be another level in the world that we know little about that is also using the surveillance capabilities of NSA? Why the huge surveillance expansion when terrorism is supposedly in check, there is no cold war, and at a time when we are downsizing our military. It does not add up. Any conjectures?
I hope I am wrong, but if George Zimmerman is acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin I would bet that riots and black on white violence will take place in many cities this summer.
Whites that think that black racism is an oxymoron need some education. I have a suggestion that is certain to remedy that progressive learning disability. Take your vacation in North or East St. Louis this summer. I rest my case.
I can now see the race baiters mouths watering, they see a gravy train coming. I suppose if riots start, the federal government will quickly charge George Zimmerman with a hate crime to appease black racists. Or will Zimmerman just have a fatal accident? Better that one man die for the nation than all the inner cities burn, you know!
If Zimmerman gets off, he should move to Peru or the Ozarks if he wants to survive. If he goes to prison for any charge he probably will be dead in no time. No matter what happens, the verdict and the reaction to the verdict will probably be the top headlines before the end of the month.
The best outcome for the cities of course would be a conviction. A hung jury would be second best although some would still riot. Even so, if the prosecutors get to do the trial over and over, blacks may gradually lose interest and not recreate the summers of 1967-68.
I just want everyone to be aware that being a white person in a black ghetto may be pushing your luck this summer.
What do I think happened, you ask? I think George Zimmerman was following Trayvon Martin and Trayvon did not like that. Trayvon then ambushed George and decked him with one blow and then jumped on him and was beating the daylights out of him. So George, fearing that he would get his brains bashed in or eventually get shot with his own gun, pulled out his gun and shot Trayvon. I don’t think Trayvon went for George’s gun. It seems to me that Trayvon did not know that he had it.
The whole case for me comes down to who it was that started the assault. A person has a right to defend themselves from physical assault. This is not some school yard fight, the person being assaulted could very well be seriously injured or killed especially if the attacker finds a gun on him. I don’t think anyone proved who started the assault. Under criminal law in America, when there is reasonable doubt, you should not be returning a guilty verdict. Therefore Zimmerman should get a not guilty verdict. Of course, the jury may see it differently for their own reasons.
It’s really a sad tragedy for all involved. There are lessons to be learned here. Playing cop and jumping to conclusions about who looks suspicious and following them might get you killed or ruin your life, and thinking that you can just punch out someone who you believe is following you might turn out to be your fatal mistake.
The immigration bill that passed 68 to 32 in the Senate is a bad joke. It will bring in 40 million or more no skilled people within a decade. Where are the jobs going to come from? Maybe our senators intend to have low skilled American workers competing with emerging nations for the lowest wages? Do most politicians even care if everyone else is on minimum wage?
If the Republican House lets anything like the Senate immigration bill happen, I say that it is time for a new political party if we are not inclined to do the Egypt thing. People who believe in the limited federal government that our founders set up with its Constitution and personal liberties seem to have little representation in Washington. A bad immigration bill passing a Republican led House would make the case for a new party.
Mark Levin and Sarah Palin have floated the idea of a “Freedom Party” it has a nice ring, but the name has been used before. Any party that stands for freedom from the big government tyranny that is being shoved down our throat by both Democrats and Republicans is an upgrade.
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.