Tag Archives: Middle East

The Week In Review

Visits from last Saturday to this moment- Oh Africa… oh Islamic Republic of Iran… oh other tiny Mid East countries… you’re breaking my heart. But, you, Greenland… your absence last week hurts most of all…

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Let Me Be Perfectly Clear About This

Since I’ve already gotten a bit of ‘hate mail’ because of the previous post: 1- I love Israel, and I love my Israeli friends. 2- I think the use of terror to harass and torment them by Hamas is evil. … Continue reading

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Thanks, Israel

America’s ‘ally’ in the Middle East is at it again and we will all pay the price. World oil prices rallied on Wednesday as dealers seized on news that Israel had killed a top Hamas commander in an air strike, … Continue reading

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Rep. Wolf, I Can Answer Your Question

Congressman Frank Wolf, who has been a champion of human rights, is hard pressed to understand why U.S. churches are silent when it comes to advocating for persecuted Christians. The Republican Virginia rep. specifically called out big-name pastors such as … Continue reading

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Where Are Your Tax Dollars Being Sent Overseas?

Here are the top ten beggar states living off the American taxpayer: 10- Tanzania 9- Ethiopia 8- Nigeria 7- Kenya 6- Jordan 5- Egypt 4- Iraq 3- Pakistan 2- Afghanistan And the largest beggar nation receiving the most American money? … Continue reading

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Two Seemingly Unrelated Tweets Tell the Story of the Middle East

These two tweets arrived within seconds of each other and they tell the story of the Middle East concisely and understandably; for they show what’s wrong with the entire region. To wit, on the one hand 15th century Islamic culture … Continue reading

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The Government of Iraq, Backed by the US, is Helping Iran Skirt Sanctions

So once more American policy in the Middle East allows us to shoot ourselves in the foot whilst wasting billions of tax dollars to do it. Well done, US Government. Iraqi banking institutions have been helping Iran sidestep regulations imposed … Continue reading

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God, Israel, Iran, and Baywatch…

Nina Burleigh binds them all together in a new essay at the HuffPo which you’ll wish to read. In the news, two apparently unrelated stories:  The first is that Baywatch “babe” Donna D’Errico got badly bruised climbing Mount Ararat looking for Noah’s Ark. The … Continue reading

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Is Joe Pitts the Dumbest Man In Congress?

I realize Congress is loaded with the inept, but is it really, really possible, or plausible, that a United States Congressman is as ignorant as Joe Pitts? Apparently, my congressman believes that the solution for peace in the Middle East … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Not Quite So Welcoming Anymore, At Least for Christians

Nabil Gergis, a Coptic Christian, lived for nearly two decades in the Egyptian town of Amriya, raising his children and managing a modest business. Those ties couldn’t protect him after a sex video purportedly showing his brother with a Muslim … Continue reading

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Because Our Elected Officials Are The Toadies of Big Business…

Every time a butterfly flaps its wings in the Middle East, you and I pay the price. Oil prices jumped over 2% Tuesday, crossing the $100-barrel-mark after Iran threatened to choke off the flow of oil passing through the Strait … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Land: The New Testament Challenge to ‘Holy Land’ Theology

When I learned of this volume I was very keen to read it and the good folk at Baker Academic have graciously sent along a review copy.  I’ve finished it and the review has been uploaded here. In Jesus and … Continue reading

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That’s Because Congress Doesn’t Care About Palestinians

Christian notes Congress Votes To Let Palestinian Children Starve. Christian shouldn’t be surprised though.  The US is only willing to let Palestinians die because it is an ‘honest broker of Middle East peace…’ (ok it isn’t and I gagged just … Continue reading

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Netanyahu Killed the Peace Process

Boy, when Bill Clinton is right, he’s right. Who’s to blame for the continued failure of the Middle East peace process? Former President Bill Clinton said today that it is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — whose government moved the … Continue reading

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Gas Price Gougers

Gas prices don’t usually spike over the Labor Day weekend, but this year could become the exception. The average price for a tank of gasoline is already 80 cents higher than it was a year ago. At $3.62 for a … Continue reading

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I Suppose Some Would Call Hosea and John the Baptist Anti-Semites Too

When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry, for the land commits great harlotry by forsaking the LORD.” So he went and took … Continue reading

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And Now We See What the ‘Lead Codices’ Nonsense is Really All About

It’s about suckering gullible people into spending huge sums on absolute rubbish sold by immense dilettantes. Ancient Antique copper Lead Christian book,14cmx10cm ‘Copper lead’? Really? US $13,000.00 Seriously? If you’re that senseless I’ll sell you an ancient piece of the … Continue reading

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Syria Continues to Eat Its Young

Syrian forces shot dead 14 protesters Friday despite President Bashar al-Assad’s pledge that his crackdown on dissent was over, activists said, as thousands marched across Syria, spurred on by U.S. and European calls for him to step down. Meanwhile, back … Continue reading

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Liars Do What Liars Do: They Defend Their Lies

Tom MacMaster, the man behind the hoax blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus”, has claimed he invented the character to raise awareness of the plight of oppressed Syrians. Sure he did. Because he’s a Syrian lesbian… and he wants the … Continue reading

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Michael Klare on the ‘Collapse of the Old Oil Order’

A must read post with a must read book excerpt about the current policy concerning energy and its end.  Fascinating stuff. Whatever the outcome of the protests, uprisings, and rebellions now sweeping the Middle East, one thing is guaranteed: the … Continue reading

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