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--------- Inspiration For the Week------- (C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions")
"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God." 1 John 3:1,2
"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us. Consider who we were, and what we feel ourselves to be even now when corruption is powerful in us, and you will wonder at our adoption. Yet we are called "the sons of God." What a high relationship is that of a son, and what privileges it brings! What care and tenderness the son expects from his father, and what love the father feels towards the son! But all that, and more than that, we now have through Christ. As for the temporary drawback of suffering with the elder brother, this we accept as an honour: "Therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not."
We are content to be unknown with Him in His humiliation, for we are to be exalted with Him. "Beloved, now are we the sons of God." That is easy to read, but it is not so easy to feel. How is it with your heart this morning? Are you in the lowest depths of sorrow? Does corruption rise within your spirit, and grace seem like a poor spark trampled under foot? Does your faith almost fail you?
Fear not, it is neither your graces nor feelings on which you are to live: you must live simply by faith on Christ. With all these things against us, now--in the very depths of our sorrow, wherever we may be-- now, as much in the valley as on the mountain, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God." "Ah, but," you say, "see how I am arrayed! my graces are not bright; my righteousness does not shine with apparent glory." But read the next: "It doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him." The Holy Spirit shall purify our minds, and divine power shall refine our bodies, then shall we see Him as He is.
(C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions, KJV; Emphasis added)
---------- This Weeks Hot News ----------Global Terrorism = Global Dictatorship
Behold A Pale Horse -- Illuminati Plan -- "The secret societies were planning as far back as 1917 to invent an artificial threat ... in order to bring humanity together in a one-world government which they call the New World Order." (Page 27)
I. British Intelligence announced, with great fanfare, that they had broken up a huge terrorist plot to destroy multiple passenger airliners in flight from London to American airports. While travelers were struggling with tremendous gridlock and were being badly terrified at such a prospect, articles appeared immediately which demonstrated that this great "terrorist plot" was undoubtedly a huge fovernment hoax.
First, let us address the bare facts of this bogus terror alert, and then we shall discuss the articles which demonstrate that the Illuminati staged this event in order to generate enough public support for the next generation of British dictatorial laws, scheduled to be introduced into Parliament this Autumn.
NEWS BRIEF: "British Police Thwart Aircraft Bomb Plot", My Way News, August 10, 2006
"LONDON (AP) - British authorities thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up several aircraft mid-flight between the United States and Britain using explosives smuggled in hand luggage, officials said Thursday. Britain's Home Secretary John Reid said the alleged plot was 'significant' and that terrorists aimed to 'bring down a number of aircraft through mid-flight explosions, causing a considerable loss of life'."
Remember the name of the Home Secretary, quoted above, John Reid. His name will be very significant later in this segment. Home Secretary Reid was the point man in announcing this terrible near-tragedy. Now, let us return to this article.
"Police arrested a number of people overnight in London after a major covert counterterrorism operation that had lasted several months, but did not immediately say how many. ... British Airways said some flights were likely to be canceled. Laptop computers, mobile phones, iPods, and remote controls were among items banned from being carried on its planes." (Ibid.)
American reaction was swift.
"The U.S. government responded by raising its threat assessment to the highest level for commercial flights from Britain to the United States early Thursday. 'We believe that these arrests (in London) have significantly disrupted the threat, but we cannot be sure that the threat has been entirely eliminated or the plot completely thwarted," said U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff'."
America's Homeland Security Chief Chertoff is the equivalent to Britain's Home Secretary Reid. Please keep this in mind as you progress toward the end of this segment.
"Chertoff added in the statement there was no indication of current plots within the U.S." (Ibid.)
Chertoff's statement means that this alleged plot is entirely a British affair. Please keep this fact also in your mind.
Travelers from London to American ports were traumatized -- instantly!
NEWS BRIEF: "US raises air security alert to red for first time", My Way News, August 10, 2006
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government raised the security alert on passenger planes to its highest level for the first time on Thursday after Britain said it had foiled a plot to blow up flights to the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was taking an unprecedented step by raising the threat level for commercial flights originating in the United Kingdom to 'severe', or red. The threat level for all other commercial aircraft operating in or destined for the United States would be raised to 'high', or orange, from 'elevated', or yellow, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in a statement."
Homeland Security immediately matched Great Britain's prohibition on the new items which air travelers forbidden to carry on airplanes. Get ready for a shock, if you have not read this new list beforehand.
NEWS BRIEF: "Stuff You Now Cannot Carry On Board; Special Aviation Security Measures for Air Travel to and from the United States", Travel Mole, 11 August 2006
"The new measures, which apply to all airlines, relate to the carriage of liquids and gels by passengers on aircraft and the screening of passenger footwear. According to the Department of Homeland Security, liquids and gels include beverages (including duty free purchases), shampoos, suntan lotions, creams, toothpastes, hair gels and other items of a similar consistency ..."
All of us who will be travleing via airplane in the near future feel, at this point, like screaming! For the short term, at least, men will have trouble carrying their shaving and personal effects with them on flights! Since I have a trip to the Tahoe Film Festival already planned in a couple weeks, I have already called the hotel in Lake Tahoe to get the instructions on how to mail my "ditty bag" ahead of me so it will be waiting for me when I arrive.
Why are these types of items forbidden, based on this latest terror scare? Because the terrorists had reportedly created explosives powerful enough to bring down airplanes in flight which were in gel or paste format! I am sure such stuff exists, but it does seem to be the stuff of which the fictional James Bond is made. One headline stated that the "U.S. is behind the Britain in gel explosives understanding".
How badly will this current terror scare hurt the airlines? That is a basic question for our economy, because airlines have just started coming out of bankruptcy, or the threat thereof, and can ill afford any terror threat which could send them back into the red.
NEWS BRIEF: "Experts: Plot won't damage airlines", Detroit News, August 11, 2006
"With the nation's airline industry finally back on an upward trajectory -- with full planes and profits rising -- the last thing it needed was another terrorism scare that could drive away fliers. While the timing of the foiled plot to blow up at least nine passenger jets flying over the Atlantic Ocean from London couldn't have been worse, experts and analysts said airlines should be able to weather the incident without lasting problems."
This article then lists specific reasons this terror scare should not have lasting financial impact:
1) The quick arrests of 21 suspected terrorists should reassure travelers that security procedures are working and keep them flying. Travel agents reported few cancellations Thursday.
2) The domestic airline industry is on track to fly a record 745 million passengers this year, a clear sign that air travel has recovered from the aftershocks of Sept. 11, 2001.
3) A Northwest Airlines spokesman said the federal recommendation that passengers check all baggage before boarding will have no effect on the carrier. 'Our luggage system can handle it without a problem', he said.
One analyst lamented in a fashion with which many future travelers will agree.
" 'All these terrorists have to do to disrupt the freedom we have is to come up with a new plot', Reyhaert said. 'Now we can't carry liquids on board planes and we have to take our shoes off for inspection. The terrorists have won another round and they didn't even kill anyone'. He said it hurts every single traveling American. 'Now I'm going to have to take a longer time going through security', Reyhaert said. 'That will probably add 30 minutes each way to my trip. And I can't even take my toothpaste with me'."
Thankfully, Americans are so hooked on airline travel, they will put up with this new inconvenience. Air traffic probably will not suffer any significant loss until and unless planes begin to blow up in the air.
NEWS BRIEF: "Anti-terror critics just don't get it, says Reid", The Guardian (London), August 10, 2006
"John Reid yesterday accused the government's anti-terror critics of putting national security at risk by their failure to recognise the serious nature of the threat facing Britain. 'They just don't get it', he said."
"The home secretary yesterday gave the thinktank Demos his strongest hint yet that a new round of anti-terror legislation is on the way this autumn by warning that traditional civil liberty arguments were not so much wrong as just made for another age. 'Sometimes we may have to modify some of our own freedoms in the short term in order to prevent their misuse and abuse by those who oppose our fundamental values and would destroy all of our freedoms in the modern world', he said." (Emphasis added)
British Home Secretary Reid sounds just like President Bush in the year after the 9/11 attacks. In the guise of protecting our freedoms, liberties and way of life, President Bush demanded, and got, the most dictatorial, draconian authority since the days of the dictatorships of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin!
Patriot Acts I and II form the foundation of this dictatorial authority, but hundreds of smaller individual bills have been passed since then which truly will completely eradicate all our guaranteed rights and privileges under the U.S. Constitution. The only reason most Americans do not understand this reality yet, is because the government has wisely decided not to enforce these new powers just yet.
You see, other countries, like Great Britain, and Australia, have not yet passed the terribly oppressive legislation which the United States has already set in place. These governments have passed into law some provisions, but nothing as complete and thorough as the American Patriot Act.
These countries need to be jolted into supporting such legislation.
What will jolt them? A terrorist act on the scale of 9/11, or a scare on a similar scale.
That, of course, is exactly the scale of this scare. Some headlines even read, "On The Scale of 9/11".
To make matters worse from the British government's point of view, the British Parliament has lately been digging in its heels against any further expansion of the government's police powers. Home Secretary Reid has already stated the Illuminati position that civil rights was simply created for "another age", which must mean that they do not apply to unfortunate citizens living in this current era.
Civil rights are slated for extinction in this "Brave New World". doubt it not! While pretending to protect our liberties and rights and way of life, globalist leaders fully intend to impose a frightening dictatorship upon the entire world, country by country.
Listen as we now return to this Guardian article.
"Mr Reid said Britain was now facing 'probably the most sustained period of severe threat since the end of the second world war' and that the country was facing a new breed of ruthless 'unconstrained international terrorists'."
Mr. Reid does not "get it", does he? What good will it do any citizen to slip under the mantle of a severe dictatorship from within, under the guise of protecting against a severe dicrtatorship from without? Just talk to the citizens of Nazi Germany, who fell under the dictatorship of the Satanic madman, Adolf Hitler, under the guise of being protected against the dictatorship of Communism.
Such is the reality facing us today. As the above quote from "Behold A Pale Horse" proves, the global leadership of the Illuminati reached the conclusion in 1917 that only a global crisis could force a reluctant humanity into the severe global dictatorship known as the "New World Order".
From that theoretical conclusion in 1917, the Illuminati began to plot their global crises -- which started from World War I and has flowed through the attacks of 9/11, to the London bombing of July 7, 2005, to this current London bombing scare. What are some of the global crises the Illuminati has forced upon mankind so far -- since 1917 -- designed to force mankind into this planned global dictatorship, armed with unparalelled power, authority and technological capability?
* World War I -- 1914-1918
* Great Depression -- 1929 - 1939
* World War II -- 1939-1945
* Worldwide Communist threat -- 1945-1991
* Worldwide terrorism - starting in 1982, with Palestinian's Yassir Arafat and extending through the attacks of 9/11
* Worldwide economic crisis which has never left us since the mid-1990's and has allowed pundits to declare during every one of those years that people had better buy gold and silver because the planned economic collapse can only be months away!
* Worldwide oil disruptions and price increases, which began in earnest in 1992 after Al Gore published his book, "Earth In The Balance", in which Gore contended that the internal combustion engine was a much of a threat to our continued life on Mother Earth as nuclear weapons. Higher prices were hinted at as being one way to force people to dramatically curtail consumption.
Now, the Illuminati government of Great Britain -- Prime Minister Tony Blair -- is going to introduce more draconian legislation this Autumn!! When Prime Minister Blair's officials introduce this legislation, watch for them to bring up the specter of this "foiled" terrorist attack time and time again, to sway Ministers of Parliament to vote to place their countrymen one day under the yoke of the greatest dictatorship the world has ever seen.
Into which kind of global dictatorship is the Illuminati driving the world?
Bible scholars have uniformly agreed for centuries that this Scripture is foretelling the most radical, complete, and thorough dictatorship in the history of the world. After all, only such a thorough, technologically-advanced dictatorship could both forbid people from buying or selling without this mark, and be technically capable enough to stop even the smallest of transactions.
THIS is where the world is heading, and this false bomb scare is leading the way!
For those of you who have not read our study of bogus American terror alerts for the three years following the 9/11 attacks, please take some time to read NEWS1888. In this article, we studied our past Daily News Archives and listed all the false terror alerts which our government had issued. We discovered that a number of these headlines were evidently so valuable in scaring people that they were issued regularly over the three-year period of our study!
Now, it seems like it is Great Britain's turn, as her Parliament debates severely restrictive -- terribly dictatorial -- domestic anti-terror legislation.
III. President Bush even declared war on Islamic extremists!
NEWS BRIEF: "Bush says US at war with 'Islamic fascists' ", Reuters News, August 11, 2006
"GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (Reuters) - President Bush said on Thursday a plot foiled by Britain to blow up flights to the United States was a 'stark reminder' that the United States is 'at war with Islamic fascists'. Bush said that the United States was safer than before the September 11 attacks, but it was still not completely safe and it would be a mistake to believe there was no longer a threat."
"Bush, speaking briefly on a visit to Green Bay, Wisconsin, said the foiled plane plot was '..a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation' ... Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the Islamic militant group al Qaeda might have been involved ... 'This operation is in some respects suggestive of an al Qaeda plot, but because the investigation is still under way, we cannot yet form a definitive conclusion. We're going to wait until all the facts are in', he told a news conference."
"The United States said the plot involved liquid explosive ingredients, and U.S. Homeland Security barred passengers from carrying liquids, including beverages, hair gels and lotions, aboard planes."
This Bush statement is shocking because the President has always stated that the United States is NOT at war with Islam in any way, shape or form. Bush has seemingly understood that any declaration of war against any segment of Islam would soon be viewed as war against the main body of Islam, no matter how fine a line of distinction the President of the United States tried to draw.
Indeed, growing numbers of Muslims throughout the world are coming to the point where they believe the United States is waging war against Islam, based upon our growing disasters in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Guantanamo Bay, and now in Lebanon. Now that the President has declared war against a segment of Islam, it will be easy for propagandists to broaden that declaration of war to all Islam.
Indeed, there is a portion of the Illuminati Plan which foresees that all of Islam must die before the Masonic Christ can fully establish his kingdom. In the late 1980's, when I was just beginning my study, I discovered that the Illuminati long ago decided to eliminate all followers of Monotheistic Religions -- Islam, Jews, Christians. However, given the sheer numbers of Muslims throughout the world, and given their propensity to fanaticism, the Illuminati chose to build them up into that global threat they envisioned just so they could annihilate them all. Islam is the first of the Monotheistic Religions to be targeted for extinction.
The Western Illuminati is trying to so enrage the Muslims of the world that, one day, their armies will begin to march in waves against Jerusalem, in fulfillment of Zechariah 12. We have called this strategy the "Blood In The Streets" strategy. Please take a moment to read: NEWS1631 and NEWS1913). Once you understand this concept, events in the world will take on a very different meaning. Then, you will understand what America is doing, and to whom, and for what reason.
IV. Depleted Uranium is striking our soldiers dead as they return home from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan! While the U.S. Army fiddles and obfuscates, grieving widows and families are left without either an understanding as to what has just happened to their formerly healthy loved ones or without financial funds with which to survive.
This is the sad story of Windy Rogers, whose husband died suddenly from complications of Depleted Uranium and/or Toxic Vaccinations shortly after returning from duty in Afghanistan. Windy discovered Cutting Edge and our many articles on this horrific subject and realized that the facts we presented perfectly matched the facts of her husband's tragic death.
Windy is now struggling with raising 6 children, the oldest of whom is a Senior in high school. This is her story -- you can multiply it tens of thousands of times, for we have sent over one million men through the battlefields of Iraq and of Afhganistan; remember, over 75% of all American soldiers who served through the 100-hour war of Gulf War I in 1991-1992, are now dead or dying from this deadly combination of Toxic Vaccinations and Depleted Uranium poisoning.
You will realize that the Windy Rogers story is exactly what Cutting Edge has been warning since 2003.
Now, listen with your heart to Windy Rogers.
"Hi my name is Windy Harris-Rogers a 38 year widow of the late Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Rogers of Raleigh, NC who too died of MYOCARDITIS, INFLAMATION OF THE HEART MUSSLE ON 2/14/05, 9 months after returning home from Afghanistan in which he served 1 year. I'M JUST LIVID WITH THIS ENTIRE SITUATION HERE."
"I was reading an article on the Death of PI Christopher Abston, the 26 year old from Fort Bragg, NC that died in Dec. 05 14 days after he received the smallpox vaccine. The military is not telling truth, I reand another article where they stated '120 military personnel have developed myocarditis, or other similar conditions, after receiving the smallpox vaccination, but none have died' and that's just a BOLD FACE LIE!!! My husband's cause of death was Myocarditis, 1 week prior to his death another soldier out of Bragg died suddenly with flu like symptoms; he too had only been home a few months after serving time in Iraq before he suddenly became sick of flu like symptoms."
"On Dec. 26, 2004, another case, Soldier died with Flu like symptoms out of Fort Bragg, all three to include my husband were Fort Bragg Soldiers. In March of this year a National Guard Reservist, also a NEW JERSEY CITY COP, died suddenly as well with FLU LIKE symptoms. He had returned to home from Iraq in Nov.05 and his brother stated that he complained of having flu-like symptoms, high fever, etc. He was found dead in his apartment.
"I'm so angry with this entire process, and how they are not telling us the truth. There are no words to describe the pain I feel losing my husband. We have 6 children, with one entering into her Senior year in high school and the hurt, pain, and suffering they have had to endure because of our loss is beyond words. The devastation of our only son, age 9, not having his father anymore is so hard for him to except. Having to face not having his father to attend football, basketball and baseball practices and games was extremely hard on him when his teammates would have their fathers."
"I have had to fight since 2/14/05 to receive the Military Benefits that's rightfully due and it's so damn frustrating to have to file for claims wait for denial letters and go through appeal processing's before you can get medical benefits etc. This is so unfair to the families and I know for a fact that I'm not the only one. I still have claims pending after having them filed last Feb.05 & March 05.My husband served 19 years in the Army/Army Reserves, fought for this country until his death on Valentines day last year and his family is not being taken care of at this time. I would love to be able to get in contact with PI Christopher Abston's Parents, my heart really goes out to them as well as the other family members who have lost loved ones because of this."
"Our local news stations here in Raleigh, NC interviewed me and I've attached a copy of one of the articles for your review which will clearly show that the military is not telling the truth about this situation. An investigation out of Washington DC was ordered on my husband's death but not one Official or Personnel has contacted me with a status on the investigation and it's been well over a year now. I intend to seek Justice in this matter, I was ROBBED OF MY Marriage of only 3 1/2 years and out of those 3 1/1 years, 1 yr I had to spend separated from my husband because he was deployed to Afghan from 03 - 04. My children have to grow up without the support of their father and yet the military forces us to go through so much RED TAPE in order to receive benefits, PLEASE TELL ME WHERE IS JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY."
"My faith in God will not allow me to sit back and not fight back, I owe it to my husband and our children. He devoted 19 years of his time and gave his life to this country, I want justice!! GOD DOES HAVE THE FINAL SAY SO AND HE DOES HAVE ALL POWERS, HE CAN AND WILL EXPOSE the truth, my faith is too strong not to believe and my heart as well as our children's is too broken to give up. I'M A FIGHTER and certainly a "MOVER & SHAKER" and I intend to seek JUSTICE IN THIS MATTER."
I have put a call into Windy Rogers, to help her understand why our government is killing its own soldiers, and even of their family members as the wife has physical relations with her returning sick husband. We live in a most tragic era, that period of time following the return of Israel to her land, that era known as the "End of the Age". And, just as the Bible foretells, our leaders and too many of our people fulfill some very terrible prophecies:
"BUT UNDERSTAND this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble, hard to deal with and hard to bear. For people will be lovers of self and utterly self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate, greedy desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive, blasphemous, scoffing, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane. They will be without natural human affection, callous and inhuman, relentless - admitting of no truce or appeasement; they will be slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good. They will be treacherous betrayers, rash, and inflated with self-conceit. They will be lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God." (2 Timothy 3:1-4;Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
As Windy is discovering, America's leaders -- both civilian and military -- are characterized by many parts of this description.
And, Windy herself is suffering from the prophesied "perilous times of great stress and trouble, hard to deal with and hard to bear". The really hard part Windy must deal with is that America's civilian and military leadership knew that over 75% of all soldiers sent to battle with D.U. weaponry would die in this manner, and they sent them anyway.
And, now, they are denying any personal culpability and even trying to deny this poor woman her rights as she struggles to support 6 children.
V. Master Illuminist, Henry Kissinger, declares that the war in Lebanon is designed to disarm Hezbollah, confirming the Cutting Edge original position that the purpose of this current war was to destroy the war-making capability of Hezbollah and Hamas. (Read NEWS2142)
NEWS BRIEF: "Kissinger: Disarming Hezbollah Key to Mideast Peace", Fox News, August 9, 2006
"UNITED NATIONS — The crisis in the Middle East boils down to a very basic issue: whether Hezbollah is disarmed, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told FOX News Wednesday. The fundamental issue that all Americans need to keep in mind is either Hezbollah is disarmed or it is not," said Kissinger, who served as secretary under Presidents Nixon and Ford. 'If Hezbollah wins, armed by Iran, with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in their forces, and if Hezbollah remains intact, then it doesn't matter what's written in the resolution', Kissinger said, referring to a Middle East cease-fire proposal being debated in the United Nations Security Council."
" 'Chaos and tensions in the Middle East will continue," he said. "That is the simple problem that has to be dealt with'."
Exactly! Israeli Prime Minister Olmert simply cannot gain the political support he needs to complete West Bank withdrawal until and unless Hamas and Hezbollah are disarmed. Since this withdrawal is a key Illuminati Plan (NEWS2095), we have known from the beginning that the major powers would provide diplomatic cover for Israel to complete this military mission.
Once Israel has disabled the Hezbollah military machine, and once a "robust", aggressive international peacekeeping force is installed in the buffer zone, then Prime Minister Olmert can begin plans for a West Bank withdrawal which will complete the "separation of populations" so necessary to carry out the prophecy of Obadiah 15-18 (NEWS2095).
This is the plan. And Henry Kissinger (CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberger) has just confirmed it.
VI. The United Nations Security Council has just passed a resolution calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon! However, while Prime Minister Olmert accepts the resolution, the IDF expands its operations!
NEWS BRIEF: "Security Council OKs Mideast Peace Deal", ABC News, August 12, 2006
"UNITED NATIONS Aug 12, 2006 (AP)— The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution seeking a 'full cessation' of violence between Israel and Hezbollah, offering the region its best chance yet for peace after a month of fighting that has killed more than 800 people and inflamed Mideast tensions. The resolution, adopted unanimously, authorizes 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers to help Lebanese troops take control of south Lebanon as Israeli forces that have occupied the area withdraw ... Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert endorsed the resolution late Friday, after a day of brinksmanship including a threat to expand the ground war."
Since this resolution has passed, and Olmert has accepted it, why has the Israeli Defense Force continues to expand their operations? American Secretary of State Rice seemed to provide diplomatic cover for Israel which is allowing her to aggressively pursue the war, even after this resolution.
"Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the 'hard work of diplomacy' was only beginning with the passage of the resolution and that it would be unrealistic to expect an immediate end to all violence." (Ibid.)
For his part, UN's Kofi Annan said he would work toward setting an exact date on which the ceasefire is to be implemented.
Right on cue, the IDF pushes further into Lebanon.
NEWS BRIEF: "IDF operations in south Lebanon continue to expand", The Jerusalem Post, August 12, 2006
"IDF operations in Lebanon continued to expand on Saturday. Israeli government officials said IDF operations would not stop until the IDF's goals were reached, despite the passage of UN Security Council resolution 1701."
Once again, Israel is determined to achieve her own goals, no matter what the United Nations is trying to impose upon her. Israel has almost always taken this stance, since the she is so outnumbered by Islamic governments throughout that world that anti-Israel policies are normal, and would terribly impact the Jewish state.
Now, let us see what military goals the IDF is desperately attempting to achieve before a ceasefire forces them to ground to a halt.
"Early Saturday, the IDF was ordered to take over all areas in south Lebanon from which rockets have been fired at Israel. Defense Minister Amir Peretz, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz and senior IDF officers visited the Northern Command headquarters in Safed overnight Friday in order to oversee the beginning of the IDF incursion meant to carry out the government's order. According to the IDF, troops were advancing north and west in south Lebanon toward the Litani River, some 30 kilometers from Israel. Taking the territory would take several days, the army said, following which the IDF would operate in the area to remove the terror infrastructure and to destroy rocket launchers."
Our suspicion is that the IDF will be permitted to reach the Litani River, which was the original goal. Then, Israel would accept the UN ceasefire, but would continue operating within her newly-created territory until Hezbollah was thoroughly decimated. At that point, UN peacekeeping forces would be permitted in the buffer zone, from the Israeli-Lebanese border to the Litani River; these international forces would be charged to keep Hezbollah from arming again, and would be sufficiently armed to accomplish that goal.
Once this plan is completed, the IDF can withdraw back inside Israel's border and Prime Minister Olmert can begin to plot his unilateral West Bank withdrawal.
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In seasons of severe trial, the Christian has nothing on earth that he can trust to, and is therefore compelled to cast himself on his God alone. When his vessel is on its beam-ends, and no human deliverance can avail, he must simply and entirely trust himself to the providence and care of God. Happy storm that wrecks a man on such a rock as this! O blessed hurricane that drives the soul to God and God alone! There is no getting at our God sometimes because of the multitude of our friends; but when a man is so poor, so friendless, so helpless that he has nowhere else to turn, he flies into his Father's arms, and is blessedly clasped therein! When he is burdened with troubles so pressing and so peculiar, that he cannot tell them to any but his God, he may be thankful for them; for he will learn more of his Lord then than at any other time. Oh, tempest-tossed believer, it is a happy trouble that drives thee to thy Father! Now that thou hast only thy God to trust to, see that thou puttest thy full confidence in Him. Dishonour not thy Lord and Master by unworthy doubts and fears; but be strong in faith, giving glory to God.
Show the world that thy God is worth ten thousand worlds to thee. Show rich men how rich thou art in thy poverty when the Lord God is thy helper. Show the strong man how strong thou art in thy weakness when underneath thee are the everlasting arms. Now is the time for feats of faith and valiant exploits. Be strong and very courageous, and the Lord thy God shall certainly, as surely as He built the heavens and the earth, glorify Himself in thy weakness, and magnify his might in the midst of thy distress. The grandeur of the arch of heaven would be spoiled if the sky were supported by a single visible column, and your faith would lose its glory if it rested on anything discernible by the carnal eye. May the Holy Spirit give you to rest in Jesus this closing day of the month. [[C.H. Spurgeon, "Morning and Evening Devotions"]
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