So far the big October surprise has been Obama’s first debate performance. Romney now has half of chance of winning this thing unless Obama has other October surprises coming that gets people’s mind off of his lackluster debate performance.
So why the poor performance by Obama? It can’t be because he was not thoroughly coached by his people for this debate, we know that he was. That allows about two possibilities.
He either does not have the intellectual capability to debate the real issues or he has a medical problem. I think it is not the first possibility because he was able to debate people before, so it probably is the second. Who knows what legal drug or drugs he may have been on that might have effected his thinking and judgment? That is a scary thought, because if he needs a teleprompter with scripted words to communicate world and national issues, our nation is not in good hands. If there is no truth to Obama having a medical problem then why is it that Obama has never released his medical records like other presidents have done?
It’s not just the debate. He obviously has been out of touch with current events and issues in his own administration. There seems to be a long history of cover-ups, falsehoods, and lies. Obviously, the major media has not, and will not, do their job to vet him as they ought. Therefore, Americans ought to wonder why they should reelect someone to office that cannot tell the truth or hold a coherent conversation without a teleprompter.
In the Biden Ryan debate. Joe Biden acted out Crazy Joe like usual. Everyone but Crazy Joe knows that he is a mental case. People are not going to change their vote because of the antics of Crazy Joe. He should be the Joker in his own cartoon series. Then he might make a little money before they put him in that white padded private room.
For the last few months I have said that Israel will probably strike Iran before the American election. Then a little more than a week ago Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu gave a talk at the UN saying that a red line is approaching by Spring or Summer. That hardly sounds like a person that is going to order an airstrike in October. It sounds like someone who is trying to convince the world to only give Iran until Spring to stop their nuclear weapons program. Add to that the fact that Netanyahu said that he is going to call for early elections this Winter. That also suggests that he is not planning to take any action against Iran this Fall.
Then after that, early this week, rumors started flying that intelligence has new information that Iran is already crossing the red line given by Israel. So, some are now saying that Israel and the US are planning a limited airstrike before the end of the month.
With this conflicting information who really knows what will take place? With Obama falling in the polls he might want to do something militarily in October, to get a bump. But, others like WND are saying Obama has arranged an October surprise deal with Iran. They claim Iran will announce the stopping of their nuclear enrichment program this month. Of course, even it that turns out to be true, who in their right mind would believe that Iran would actually follow through on doing that?
Even so, we do have many Americans that are totally out of their mind. How many times have the liberals been rope-a-doped by North Korea? And how else can you explain Obama and the socialists being in power? Therefore, the crazies could give Obama that bump he needs, if Iran made such an announcement.
Another thought worth considering, is that with Romney gaining in the polls, perhaps Israel would not want to do anything to help get Obama reelected. So perhaps Israel will not want to do a joint airstrike with the US now, if it would help get Obama reelected. Having Obama in office for another term would not be in the long-term best interest of Israel. A forced peace deal from Obama after the election, could be as grave a threat to Israel than is Iran.
I am only sure of one thing. There will be plenty of speculation coming from all directions. My own conjecture is that any strike on Iran by Israel would have very risky consequences to Israel and the world, so I do not think Israeli initiated military action against Iran will be taken. The leaders of Israel believe that the world will act on Iran. Having said that, Iran through its proxies might actually set the timing of any war. I think it is more than likely for the Twelver’s running Iran to take some action against Israel if civil unrest spreads to Iran.
The latest rumors are that Turkey may help the resistance in Iran, so we have to watch that. Right now, Obama probably could get the biggest bump in the polls if unrest spread in Iran and Obama at least gave lip service to the Iranian resistance. Perhaps they are working on it.
Having said all that, I would not put it past Obama to do something militarily in the world this month. but if he is going to do something he is just about out of time. When we get to where there is only a week or two left before the election, it could be too late for Obama to get that bump he needs because the consequences of his actions probably would not be fully understood and it would also seem very contrived (like the sudden fall in unemployment numbers). Even a surprise attack against America might not work in Obama’s favor before the election, if it looked like a weak Obama administration invited the attack.
I have recently said, that if Obama loses this election, it will only be because he gave it away. Obama seemed unbeatable a few weeks ago and now it is anyone’s guess. The only person Obama can blame for that is himself.
The main stream media is spinning the truth and doing cover-ups like usual. They are all-in for Obama. There is plenty of disinformation to spin. Government is lying about the unemployment numbers. Unemployment is as high as it was before the Obama stimulus actions. Just check the total number of people fully employed in this nation. There are fewer people fully employed than three years ago and our population has risen by millions.
Government is also lying about inflation. The real rate of inflation is about 8 percent. Are your wages and cost of living increases keeping up? Last that I heard, wages were still falling and the median net worth of Americans fell about forty percent since Obama took office. You cannot get falling unemployment rates with reasonable paying jobs when there is a GNP rise of one percent a year and inflation is rising faster than that. It simply cannot happen, it is all a sham. So where are these millions of people that were removed from the unemployment rolls? Some are on some kind of state welfare, some retired early because they could not find a job, some went on disability because they could not find a job and some went back to the country they came from because they cannot find a job here.
All the hype you hear by government and media with the manipulated data that suggests signs of a recovery are lies. Six trillion dollars were added to our national debt mostly to stimulate the economy over the last four years and we have not had any recovery and are just much further in debt. Most of that money was used to pay the yearly deficit shortfalls, bail out the banks, bail out loans, and pay unemployment benefits. Now they are planning more of the same, expecting different results. Has Obama suggested anything that would lead anyone to believe that economic growth will get any better? Anyone with a brain knows that more regulations, rising costs of medical care, rising taxes, rising debt, and more big government will only make things worse next year.
The IMF continues to warn that the global economy is slowing down. Europe is already in recession. Their debt problem may be on hold for a few months but people are now rioting in the streets over austerity measures and the far right is rising. They will get new concessions. After that, a new default crisis will certainly be in tomorrows headlines and the Germans bailing everyone out will go ballistic.
Some well-known people in finance are saying that America is actually already back into a recession (not that we really ever got out of it when adjusted for inflation). Durable good orders and falling freight shipments would seem to verify that America is in recession right now. Even power consumption is falling as if manufacturing and business is slowing down. Federal Express is now laying people off and the US Postal Service has been defaulting on its debts. That hardly sounds like a recovery is underway. I guess you will not hear the truth until after the election and then they will blame the new recession on Republicans that do not want to increase taxes.
The economy is so soft that the Federal Reserve has turned on the printing presses like never before. They are now buying almost all of America’s debt to keep interest rates artificially low. That robs the saver of any reasonable return on his investment. Pension funds and other investment funds are dependent on receiving reasonable interest rates on their investments. This is making the underfunded pension funds even worse than they already are.
If and when the Fed stops the printing, the interest rates on Treasuries will shoot up and add to our yearly national deficit and national debt. Then, welcome to Greece. If on the other hand, the Fed just keeps printing money, it is going to devalue the dollar and cause the prices of everything to go up. Then, welcome to Argentina. In other words, as long as the Federal Reserve Bank continues to just create more dollars, Americans will continue to grow poorer through stagnant or falling income and rising prices on everything.
Even with the almost interest free money, the banks are not using it to expand the economy. They are using this money to gamble in the derivative markets. Derivatives are nothing but side bets, and the side bets made are many times all the real wealth in the world. The derivatives market is like a casino where big rollers gamble with money that they cannot cover if they lose. Most of those in derivatives can only cover a few percent of their bets. The largest banks in the world are so over-leveraged betting on derivatives that if they just lose a few percent of their worth, they will go bankrupt and fold. Since the big financial institutions are now all interlinked, the failure of one big bank or brokerage would cause others holding side bets not to get paid and they all could come crashing down in a domino effect. It almost happened in 2008. That was the real reason for the trillion-dollar bail-out and panic. Nothing has changed for the better since then. In fact, a crash is much more likely now.
There will not be enough money in the world to bail them out during the next financial panic that could come at any time. Those that have investments in these institutions will lose everything. Keep in mind that just about all investment funds, retirement funds, and insurance companies would go under. There are many things that could cause this whole house of card to come crashing down. A panic where people make a run on banks, nations that stop paying their debts, or even a simple cyber attack can bring this house of cards down.
The Nobel Peace Prize committee has been consistently wrong in their choice of a worthy peace prize recipient. This year the Nobel Peace Prize is going to Europe. Therefore, you probably can be pretty sure that war is on their horizon. Just think of it, Islam is rising in Europe and so are the Far Right nationalists. If you do not get that remark, just see what is happening in Greece and other places where the natives are looking for scapegoats for the problems they created themselves. All was fine in Fabian Socialism with its multiculturalism until it was time to pay the bills. Now many want Fascism and all the foreigners that they invited in to leave. Meanwhile, in old former Communist states like Czechoslovakia, Communism is rising again and a pro Russian billionaire friend of Putin won the election and will be taking over George.
Do they think just giving a peace prize is going to bring peace in Europe? When they picked Obama for the Peace Prize, he had never actually did anything to deserve it. They thought if they just gave him the Prize Peace, peace would come. These people in Norway must have watched “Field of Dreams” once too often. They now think fantasy is reality. Just build the field or give the Peace Prize and what you wish for just becomes reality. Someone needs to tell these Norwegians that the world is real, and full of real trolls, and not just those harmless wooden images found in their overpriced Norwegian shops. Just give Europe a Nobel Peace Prize and peace will come? Sure! I am betting the exact opposite will come, and that it will come very soon.
The word is out that Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, ordered the strike on Bin Laden and Obama had nothing to do with it, in spite of his lies. After twice being turned down by Obama for a hit, they kept him out of the loop the third time. Obama first found out about the operation that was already underway on the Golf course. Yet, this phony makes a big show about what he did to get Bin Laden. Mr. macho man! The truth says otherwise. Obama had no intention of ever taking on the risk of failure.
Speaking about Leon Panetta, he is warning that we are about to be attacked via cyber warfare. He says it could be devastating to this nation when it happens. He calls it a coming Pearl Harbor. I totally agree with him and wrote my own article on the cyber attack threat a few months ago. I am not one for giving the federal government a lot of additional powers, but keep in mind that it is their job to provide for the common defense of these United States of America. I find it rather strange that the Republicans are the ones opposing cyber security because they think it will cost big businesses too much money. What will it cost our country when the lights go out, or the thousands of other critical infrastructure problems that hacked networked computers can cause?
Many of our own leaders are living in some Fantasyland in their false security. Any determined enemy with access to computers and the Internet with some trained hackers can take a good part of our infrastructure down. Americans seem to be willfully ignorant, and this could bring about their demise. Microsoft has the best computer experts in the world and they continually have to patch software vulnerabilities. I have XP and it has needed security patches for over half of a decade with no end to the security vulnerabilities in sight. There are no computer systems that cannot be hacked and if they are linked to the Internet, they can be an easy target.
I would never touch an online bank. Any computer and any program on any computer can be hacked. That includes this website and any other website. People in this country had better wake up. Our enemies are not training thousands of hackers to play computer games with us. Even the top security people in the world that write the virus blocking software have said it is only a matter of a year or two before there is a major cyber attack on our country. We cannot make our systems totally secure, but we can do a lot to make them more secure and to build in redundancy.
We also can tell nations that if they attack our infrastructure using cyber warfare it is an act of war, because it certainly will have war like consequences to the people of this nation. Republicans need to get their head out of their butt on this issue of cyber security and Democrats need to get their head out of their butt on the issue of EMP vulnerabilities. We are rapidly running out of time. If the politicians in Washington keep fiddling, America could burn.
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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.