On June 23, Great Britain voted to leave the EU-once again asserting her independence as a nation state. The shock waves caused by this decision have been truly huge and will continue to impact throughout the world for quite some time. This event is unprecedented. Once again Great Britain is free to assert authority over her own borders and levy her own taxes. Britain is finally free to legislate and rule over her own people in any way she deems fit.
Yet Britain's newly found freedom and independence will involve huge challenges. Freedom and independence come with a cost and the coming months and years could be very difficult for Britain as she attempts to untangle herself from the masses of red tape, rules, regulations and policies she was subjected to by the EU.
There is no getting away from the fact that the European Union is livid.
Despite German Chancellor Angela Merkel declaring that there should be no "nastiness" in the coming withdrawal discussions, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisting that the EU be "fair" with the UK-the leadership of the EU have let it be known in no uncertain terms that as Britain has voted to leave the European Union, they must now invoke Article 50 and begin the divorce process immediately.
Now that Britain has decided on independence, the EU seems to want Britain gone as fast as possible. Domestically, Brexit has caused a political bloodbath in London and Westminster is currently experiencing a political breakdown and disarray unseen in generations.
At the same time students of Bible prophecy and Bible scholars the world over are deeply involved in trying to understand what the potential prophetic implications of this Brexit might be. I am one of them.
Throughout my own life here in the UK, Britain's membership in the EU has, quite frankly, puzzled me. As I have watched the complicated machinations of the Middle East play out month by month before my eyes, I see it as an intricate jig-saw puzzle coming together piece by piece to reflect the biblical predictions for the region. How, in these end times, I have always wondered, does Britain's membership in the EU somehow fit into the last days picture.
Britain's membership in the EU doesn't fit into the Bible's predictions for the latter days. Britain's membership in the EU at the time of the end is an anomaly because it doesn't match biblical predictions for the conditions described in Ezekiel 38 and 39.
Those chapters lay out a future, yet fast approaching invasion against Israel by an alliance of nations led by a leader from the north. It is described over two chapters in exquisite detail and is known as the war of Gog and Magog or the battle of Ezekiel 38 and 39.
Today, in 2016, two sets of alliances exist in the Middle East that are described by Ezekiel in chapters 38 and 39. These alliances are unique to our modern day as these nations have never been aligned like this in history before. Furthermore, they correlate exactly with the predictions made by Ezekiel in chapters 38 and 39.
There are six nations recorded in Ezekiel as forming an alliance against Israel. These nations are Magog (Russia), Persia (Iran), Cush (modern day Ethiopia), Put (Libya), Gomer (modern day Eastern Europe- some commentators even include Germany in this group) and Beth Togarmah (Turkey). It will be these nations led by a prince or ruler called "Gog" who will have an "evil thought" and will subsequently come up against Israel to "take a spoil."
These nations have gravitated together; today exceptionally close relationships already exist between the two leading members of this "horde"-between Russia and Iran. Russia and Iran have even invaded Syria together and under Russian cover Iran has placed significant numbers of its elite Republican Guards right on the Israeli border, especially in the hotly disputed Golan Heights region of Israel.
The Golan Heights area is the same disputed region where Israel is believed to have discovered vast, and as yet untapped oil deposits.
There is another, a second alliance depicted in Ezekiel 38 and 39. It will be those opposing countries that will respond to Gog's invasion of Israel:
"Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, 'Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?" (Ezekiel 38:13)
Sheba (Yemen), Dedan (Saudi Arabia) and the merchants of Tarshish (England), and their young lions (USA) are in 2016 forming an ideological front against Iran and the nations it leads in the Middle East. There is a proxy war taking place right now in the Middle East where each side is actively competing for supremacy against the other.
Bible prophecy writer and expert, Kit R. Olsen details in her new forthcoming book, Israel's Guaranteed Future Glory, what will happen when the nations come against tiny Israel,
The meaning of the merchants of Tarshish is a reference to England. "With all the young lions thereof" refers to the nations that have been colonized from England; the United States and Canada for example. The Western powers will not take a firm pro-Israel stand and will not help her when Russia and its allies attack Israel. Instead, it seems that the Western nations will offer only a mild protest:
"Art thou come to take a spoil? Hast thou assembled thy... away cattle and goods, to take a spoil? (Ezekiel 38:13)."
It is this "mild protest," as Kit R. Olsen refers to it, is prophetic and relates directly to Britain's exit from the European Union. Up until last week Britain was an active participatory member of the European Union. This meant that Britain functioned as a part of the apparatus of the EU, including its foreign policy. Britain was one voice amongst many, united under a single European common foreign and security policy.
This is what has always confused me prophetically: If Britain remained a member of the EU it would be the foreign policy chief of the EU that would voice a protest at the Middle Eastern hordes invasion of Israel. It would be this EU foreign policy chief who would question whether they had come to "take a spoil." It would not be Britain offering this rebuke.
Why then, does the Bible reference England, specifically, as raising protest at this invasion? Why is England mentioned very specifically along with the USA, Saudi Arabia and Yemen as voicing complaint? It simply wouldn't happen like that if Britain had remained a member of the EU. Britain wouldn't offer any rebuke of Gog because the EU would do it on her behalf.
When Britain "Brexit-ed" the EU at the end of last week, suddenly the conditions were finally in place to enable the fulfillment of this portion of prophetic scripture. Britain, now standing alone for the first time in almost fifty years, is suddenly in a position to offer up a rebuke to Gog when he invades Israel, as described in Ezekiel.
This is almost the last piece of the puzzle that needed to fall into place before this scripture could be fulfilled. All other factors are already in place.
The landmass between Russia and Israel has been occupied and dominated by ISIS, who quickly filled the void of power left by the United States, Britain and our allies after we withdrew from Libya and Iraq. ISIS continues to pillage and butcher their way across the Middle East, clearing vast swathes of land and in the process have destroyed old, well-established borders between traditional nation states.
ISIS has changed the map of the Middle East entirely. They have created a huge land bridge from Russia to the border of Israel. ISIS has cleared the land in preparation for the horde to come, they have prepared the way for Gog ahead of time.
Russia has effectively invaded Syria and now dominates the entire region, and they have brought their allies Persia, or Iran, with them. The necessary alliances are solidifying and Great Britain has now exited from the EU, thus enabling the rebuke of Gog that will surely come when he and his hordes invade Israel.
This war is fast approaching. All the players are now in place, the conditions are set and the world awaits God's good timing. This will be the day when the Lord puts the "hooks" into Gog's jaw and "brings him forth."
There is one other important point to consider in relation to this matter. Throughout history, God has always dealt with peoples and nations separately in specific dispensations of time. Currently we are in the Gentile age, but that age is rapidly drawing to a close.
By the beginning of Tribulation period, God will have turned his face away from the Gentile world and will once again turn back to the people of Israel. It is during the war of Gog and Magog, prior to the Tribulation's beginning, that the Sovereign LORD declares:
"I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel." (Ezekiel 39: 7)
God is declaring that in that war and in the immense destruction that He will personally bring upon Gog and the nations with him, that He will once more make Himself known to the people of Israel, "I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel..."
He will clearly reveal his hand of deliverance to his own people as he turns his face back towards them. This means that the gentile age, therefore, must have drawn to an end by this point.
If we can already see the gathering storm clouds of the Gog and Magog war forming before our eyes, over our own collective horizons and steadily approaching us day by day, then that must also mean that the Rapture of the Church is getting ever closer with each passing day.
Visiting Arafat's grave on Eid al-Fitr, Palestinian leader says world diplomats' document 'not fit for the task of peace'
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday harshly criticized a newly released report by the Quartet of Middle East peacemakers, saying it would not further the cause of peace, and called on the United Nations Security Council to reject the document.
The Quartet - the UN, United States, European Union and Russia - on Friday published its long-awaited report on the peace process, which saw for the first time a major international body cite Palestinian incitement to violence against Israel as a major obstacle to ending the conflict.
Incitement was one of the three "negative" trends highlighted in the report penned by UN envoy Nickolay Mladenov. The envoy said all three trends (settlements and the Palestinian Authority's lack of control over the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip being the other two) "severely undermine hopes for peace."
But Abbas, visiting the grave of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, reiterated the PA's rejection of the Quartet report.
"We have published our position on the Quartet commission, and we said this report is not fit for the task of peace," Abbas said, according to the official PA news site Wafa.
"We are very sorry that this is the position, and we hope the United Nation Security Council will not adopt this report," Abbas said.
The PA president also welcomed an usually harsh statement by the US State Department on Tuesday, in which it accused Israel of systematically seizing Palestinian land after the Jewish state approved the construction of 800 housing units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
"We would like it to be said that settlement building is illegitimate and illegal and must cease. This is what we demand, and if any country does so then that is welcome," Abbas said.
His biting comments followed a report Tuesday that Ramallah had decided to stop working with the Quartet as an organization, but would keep working individually with the group's separate members.
"It's not only about the report, it's more than that - but the report confirms how useless [the Quartet] is," a Palestinian official said.
Senior PLO official and top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was quick to express disappointment Friday that the report criticized both sides rather than only Israel.
"It does not meet our expectations as a nation living under a foreign colonial military occupation," he said, and criticized what he called the report's attempt "to equalize the responsibilities between a people under occupation and a foreign military occupier."
Israel also slammed the Quartet report. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said it only "perpetuates the myth that Israeli construction in the West Bank is an obstacle to peace. When Israel froze settlements (in 2009-10), it did not get peace."
There was no formal response from the Quartet, but a source involved with the report said Wednesday there were positives to be drawn from the responses.
"If both President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu find the report disturbing, then the report must contain some truths that both are uncomfortable with," he said.
On Tuesday, despite the reported boycott of the Quartet, Abbas sent identical letters to the four representatives of the Quartet urging them to support the French initiative, a regional approach to conducting peace negotiations.
Israel has rejected the French initiative, saying only direct bilateral negotiations can be effective.
"Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might" Jeremiah 49:35 (The Israel Bible™)
This is the most overlooked prophecy of the Hebrew Bible, the importance of which is generally underestimated. All the prophecies in the Bible are connected, sometimes in a very mysterious way. Thus, Daniel 11:40 describes the war between the kings of the north and south that will start as a result of the violent "push" of the king of the south against the king of the north.
The king of the south refers to the Islamic Republic of Iran with its Muslim allied nations of the Middle East and northern Africa, while the king of the north is Germany (Assur) with its allies of EU countries.
Let us continue with Daniel's narrative:
"And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over" (Daniel 11:40).
Iran has a long history of illegally obtaining nuclear technology from certain countries, using a diplomacy of double dealing and blatant lies. Iran will not honor its promises to abide by the rules and regulations of the signed nuclear treaty and will most likely use its habit of cheating and covering up, as evident with its international nuclear agreements. As a result, Iran may secretly build a nuclear weapon. Washington and its European allies recently (on the demand of Iran) made a step forward, permitting Iran to dissemble and hide information about previous nuclear weapons-related work. This decision will further encourage Tehran to continue cheating in the future without paying the price.
The wrath of the king of the north against the king of the south could be caused by Iran's preparation for a nuclear attack against the EU, cutting off the oil and gas supply in order to choke the European economy into submission, or by a massive terrorist attack like 9/11 in New York City and the November 13, 2015 massacre in Paris, or by closing the Strait of Hormuz, preventing the shipping of oil and gas to undermine heavy industrial European economies, or, what is worst of all, smuggling nuclear devices into the hands of fanatical Islamic terrorists.
Everybody knows what grave consequences this could bring upon the world: the nuclear terrorists with just one explosion of a dirty bomb could kill millions of people and cause destruction on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki scale. No matter what form the "push" takes, Germany will take it seriously as a national security threat and retaliate swiftly with all its might in a "blitzkrieg" manner, resulting in the defeat and subjugation of the king of the south and its allies (Daniel 11:40-45).
The prophecy of Jeremiah 49:34-39 brings some additional information on Iran's demise.
First of all, who is Elam? Elam, according to Josephus Flavius (Antiquities of the Jews, chapter VI: 4), is the Persian people: "For Elam left behind him the Elamites, the ancestors of the Persians." The Elamites were excellent archers. It was their strength and the power of their bowmen (Isaiah 22:6). This instrument of war brought them many victories on the battlefields. It was the "chief of their might," the source of their great strength. But this prophecy does not speak of the past-it aims for the future. In this case it speaks of Iran and its modern nuclear arsenal. God will break the bow of Elam, meaning all nuclear missiles launches-on land, air or water-will be destroyed. The judgment against Elam is very specific and the language used cannot be found anywhere else in Scripture.
A disaster of epic biblical proportions will finally arrive in the Middle East, causing a nuclear holocaust and humanitarian crisis of unseen dimensions. The past nuclear disasters of Chernobyl and Fukushima will not even be comparable.
"There shall be no nation where the outcasts of Elam shall not come," said the prophet. The territory of Iran will be badly polluted, and the Arabian Gulf will become a cesspool of radioactive contamination, and whoever is saved from the Iranian people will be scattered into the nations of the world. God's judgment of Elam has not occurred in recorded history but will be fulfilled in the future.
"I will set My throne in Elam" (verse 38) means that God will break not only Elam but also its militant religion of Islam, which seeks to destroy Israel and take over the world. Instead of Islam, it will be the God of Israel who will establish His rule and authority over the entire world, including the people of Iran.
Rabbi Yonasan Eibshetz (1690-1764) in his book Ya'arot Dvash - "At a certain moment the time will come when the Messiah should have already arrived but the redemption has not yet come. The Messiah will ask how it could be that the time for redemption has arrived and he still undergoes sufferings? The response that he will receive is that he must wait for nine months. Why? In order to wait for the fall of Persia (Iran) at the hands of Edom (the Christian West), and then the final redemption will come!"
Moscow has decided to send additional advanced aircraft, including K-52 helicopter gunships, to Syria "in order to strengthen the Russian military grouping that takes part in anti-terrorist operations" - Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Ivanovich Borisov announced this week. The new consignment, he said, would replace the bombers and Su-25 fighter jets which will be recalled to Russia.
The Ka-52, 'Alligator'- NATO codename "Hokum-B" - is a two-seat attack helicopter which fits the requirements of the different battle sites in Syria. Rated one of the world's most sophisticated of its kind, it is highly maneuverable, capable of abruptly altering flight directions and angles without prior adjustments.
Alligator is equipped with an advanced battlefield management system for running contact and exchanges of data with other helicopters/airplanes and ground units. The battlefield management system can also serve as an airborne headquarters for ground and air forces in battle.
The Ka-52 has six external hard points for different combinations of weapons, among which are Vikhr and Vikhr-M anti-tank missiles and Igla-V air-to-air missiles. The helicopter also carries bombs and rockets. For targeting armored forces, these helicopters carry 12 Vikhr ATGMs laser-guided anti-tank missiles with a range of up to 8km and the ability to pierce 950mm-thick armor. The helicopter is also equipped with extra-strong advanced casing against ground fire.
On July 7, Russian Navy headquarter in Moscow announced that the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov will be deployed in the Mediterranean opposite Syrian shores. In October, the carrier will begin military operations against terror organizations in Syria and in particular against ISIS. On its decks are 15 Su-33 and MiG-29K/KUB bombers and fighter jets, and 10 Ka-52K, Ka-27 and Ka-31 helicopters.
debkafile's military sources say there are six reasons why Russia has shifted is reliance in Syria and the Middle East on helicopters rather than on bombers and fighter planes.
1. To adapt is aerial assets to expanded military cooperation with the US air force in Syrian air space. It is possible that we will soon see US and Russian helicopters attacking Syrian terror targets together, especially ISIS. Russian helicopters may even be deployed in support of US special operations forces in this arena.
2. US-Russian negotiations on joint air force operations are already underway, with a couple of provisos set by the Obama administration, especially the discontinuation of Syrian air force strikes against Syrian rebel groups supported by the US.
debkafile counter-terror and intelligence sources report that Washington and Moscow have not agreed on which of these rebel forces are to be immune. The debate centers on rebel groups close to al-Qaeda, ISIS or other radical Muslim organizations.
3. The continued US failure to successfully wield CIA-trained and armed Syrian rebel forces is forcing the Americans to fall back increasingly on the Russian forces in Syria. In recent weeks these pro-US forces were repeatedly beaten back by ISIS before achieving their mission.
The latest examples are: the bitter defeat of The New Syrian Army near Abu Kamal in eastern Syria, and the failure of Syrian Democratic Forces - SDF, another pro-US force, operating in northern Syria near the Turkish border, to capture Manjib from ISIS, despite aerial support.
4. As the US has withdrawn its aircraft carriers from the Mediterranean, the arrival of the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier ready to go into action in October will make the Russian navy the only military force to deploy an aircraft carrier in the region.
5. Since Moscow and Ankara buried the hatchet earlier this month, the Russian air force no longer needs to maintain advanced fighters jets in Syria against the Turkish air force.
6. The Russians are also aiming to reach an agreement with Turkey for joint aerial operations against terror targets in Syria.
The Supreme Court of the United States was established by Article III of the U.S. Constitution. Its primary job is to act as the final interpreter of federal constitutional laws. The court was designed to rule in one of three ways: It's constitutional; It's unconstitutional or That's not within our jurisdiction.
Over the years, the Supreme Court has drifted away from the guidelines set by our Founding Fathers. What we now have is a court that rules based on what's popular. If something is embraced by the majority of the culture, the justices will find some way to bend the meaning of the Constitution to make it a reality.
I think the greatest example of this activism occurred when the Supreme Court voted to make abortion a constitutional right. In the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, abortion was made legal in special cases based partly on a "right of privacy" for women. Later, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), the Court said that a woman has a right to abortion until "fetal viability" based on the due process clause of the 14th Amendment.
Last week, by a 5 to 3 vote, the justices struck down a Texas law that required doctors who perform abortions to meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery and to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in case of a medical emergency. These reasonable health standards were voted down because they would create an "undue burden" on the abortion process.
One method used to justify all these absurd rulings is the idea that the Constitution was meant to be a "living document;" which argues that it must be interpreted in light of the moral, political, and cultural climate of the age of interpretation.
A growing number of people are emerging who think the U.S. Constitution is simply dead and doesn't need to be part of any legal decision. Dick Posner, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, recently made the following remark:
And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation...Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post-Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today. David Strauss is right: The Supreme Court treats the Constitution like it is authorizing the court to create a common law of constitutional law, based on current concerns, not what those 18th-century guys were worrying about.
When Posner took office, he had to take an oath to defend the Constitution. For him to now declare it to be a waste of time should automatically cost him his job. Posner will likely escape impeachment because the people who have authority over him do not have enough regard for the Constitution to call him out.
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia raised the possibility of the loss of the 5 to 4 conservative majority that has hindered the leftist agenda. The defection of Justice Anthony Kennedy on the abortion ruling makes me wonder if our hope of a 4 to 4 tie until President Trump can nominate a new judge is wishful thinking. Clarence Thomas is the only justice that remained faithful to the conservative wing.
I do know that a President Hilary Clinton will mean judicial Armageddon. Once there is a solid liberal majority on the Supreme Court, every ruling to follow will fit the liberal agenda. There will be no need for oral arguments, because the same mindset that tells the liberal media what to promote will be in charge of the court.
One way to remain positive is to stay focused on the Lord Jesus' coming, to take us away from all this madness. Another reason to be optimistic is the realization that we can see the truth. When I saw all those people shouting for joy on the Supreme Court steps after the Gay marriage and abortion ruling, I knew faithful believers have insight that they lack.
"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God" (2 Corinthians 4:4).
It is hard to be proud to be an American today after watching FBI director James Comey magically clear Hillary Clinton of all wrongdoing. Sadly, Comey is likely to go down in history as the man that struck the final death blow to the rule of law in America. During his address to the media, Comey admitted that Clinton sent or received 110 emails in 52 email chains that contained classified material at the time they were sent. But of course there were probably many more. Comey told the press that it was "likely that there are other work-related emails that they did not produce ... that are now gone because they deleted all emails they did not return to State, and the lawyers cleaned their devices." So basically Clinton turned over to the FBI whatever she felt like turning over, and then she destroyed the rest of the evidence. As a former lawyer, this infuriates me, but it doesn't surprise me.
In fact, it doesn't surprise me at all that Hillary Clinton was allowed to skate. I expected this all along. If you search the thousands of articles that I have posted on The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream, you will find many articles where I say that Hillary Clinton should be in prison, but not a single one where I ever said that I thought she would be going to prison.
This is how politics in America works today. People like Bill and Hillary Clinton could openly sacrifice children to Satan on the White House lawn and still probably not get into trouble. Despite scandal after scandal going all the way back to Arkansas in the 1980s, nothing ever sticks to them, and nothing probably ever will.
In this case, FBI director James Comey essentially had to rewrite federal law in order to clear Clinton. This is something that Andrew McCarthy explained very well in his article entitled "FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook"...
There is no way of getting around this: According to Director James Comey (disclosure: a former colleague and longtime friend of mine), Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was "extremely careless" and strongly suggested that her recklessness very likely led to communications (her own and those she corresponded with) being intercepted by foreign intelligence services.
In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.
The amazing thing is that the FBI handled a highly similar case very, very differently less than a year ago. Just check out what happened to Naval reservist Bryan Nishimura...
U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman immediately sentenced Nishimura to two years of probation, a $7,500 fine, and forfeiture of personal media containing classified materials. Nishimura was further ordered to surrender any currently held security clearance and to never again seek such a clearance.
According to court documents, Nishimura was a Naval reservist deployed in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008. In his role as a Regional Engineer for the U.S. military in Afghanistan, Nishimura had access to classified briefings and digital records that could only be retained and viewed on authorized government computers. Nishimura, however, caused the materials to be downloaded and stored on his personal, unclassified electronic devices and storage media. He carried such classified materials on his unauthorized media when he traveled off-base in Afghanistan and, ultimately, carried those materials back to the United States at the end of his deployment. In the United States, Nishimura continued to maintain the information on unclassified systems in unauthorized locations, and copied the materials onto at least one additional unauthorized and unclassified system.
Nishimura's actions came to light in early 2012, when he admitted to Naval personnel that he had handled classified materials inappropriately. Nishimura later admitted that, following his statement to Naval personnel, he destroyed a large quantity of classified materials he had maintained in his home. Despite that, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched Nishimura's home in May 2012, agents recovered numerous classified materials in digital and hard copy forms. The investigation did not reveal evidence that Nishimura intended to distribute classified information to unauthorized personnel.
So what is the difference between Nishimura and Clinton?
Neither of them ever intended to do anything wrong.
So why were they treated so differently?
Needless to say, social media is exploding with outrage over this decision to let Clinton go free. Many Americans are openly asking why they should continue to play by the rules if politicians like Hillary Clinton are not required to do so.
Unfortunately, this is what America has become. Our politicians are a reflection of who we are as a society, and as I have stated before Hillary Clinton is going to be the overwhelming favorite if there is an election in November. At this moment, she has solid leads in all of the "swing states", and she only really needs to win one of them...
Perhaps you enjoy talk of battleground states. Well, there's a scenario for you, too. First, pick the six "closest" swing states (VA, NH, IA, OH, FL, NC). Got it? Now understand that New Hampshire excepted, Clinton only has to win one of them in order to reach the requisite 270 electoral votes to win. (Optional third step for Republicans only: start shot gunning Pabst Blue Ribbon and don't stop until November.)
Lest any Trump supporters seek solace in poll numbers, recent polls have Trump sliding further behind in all the relevant swing states. According to a Ballotpedia battleground poll released last week, Trump trails by 14% in Florida, 4% in Iowa, 10% in North Carolina, 9% in Ohio, and 7% in Virginia.
Hillary Clinton is a horrible, evil, miserable human being, and right now she is the odds-on favorite to become the next president of the United States.
But ultimately it is the American people that are to blame for blindly supporting corrupt politicians such as Clinton, and if they willingly pick her to be our next president then we will certainly deserve whatever consequences follow.
Pay no mind to the man behind the curtain. There is nothing to see. It took only eight days after Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton for the FBI to decide against indicting Hillary Clinton even though she may have broken several laws. The FBI reports to Lynch under the Justice Department. Of course, Lynch told reporters that the 30-minute meeting between her and the first-man wannabe was by "chance" and that "There was no discussion on any matter pending before the department or any matter pending with any other body. There was no discussion of Benghazi, no discussion of State Department emails." So America is supposed to believe the FBI squish is coincidence?
FBI Director James Comey told reporters "Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information...we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton's personal e-mail account...Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case."What else would one expect of an FBI Director who was hand-picked by the current "president"?
While there is evidence that a crime has been committed, there was extreme carelessness with top-secret documents important to national security, and it is possible that enemies of America gained access to this information, Clinton is off the hook because she didn't intend to commit the crime. This "no intent, no harm, no crime" concept would never fly with any law enforcement officer or unconstitutional government agency investigating folks like you and me. Tell it to the IRS agent auditing your restaurant receipt or the police officer stopping you for going 38 in a 30 mph zone. No, this is a travesty. This regime of corrupt cronies is creating a class of untouchables who are above the law.
On one hand Comey says, "To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences." On the other hand, he says, "Only facts matter, and the FBI found them here in an entirely apolitical and professional way. I couldn't be prouder to be part of this organization." This is duplicitous double talk. In any other case where such evidence and suspicion were present, the FBI would eagerly prosecute to the fullest. The Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch-James Comey political connections bought a stay out of jail pass. As in Isaiah 59:4, "None call for justice, nor any plead for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity." Who shall demand justice?
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. -1 John 2:15
The word frenemy is a relatively new term in the English language. A frenemy is neither an actual friend nor an outright enemy. Thus, he or she is a frenemy. My concern is that some Christians have become frenemies with the world.
By "world" I mean a mentality, a system, a way of thinking. The Bible defines the world this way: "For all that is in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father but is of the world" (1 John 2:16). The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-that is the world.
I think sometimes Christians get confused about this. They think anything that is enjoyable is worldly. But the Bible says that God has given us all things to richly enjoy (see 1 Timothy 6:17). It's great to enjoy things that are wholesome and uplifting. This is not what the Bible is referring to when it speaks of the world.
The Message says it this way: "Don't love the world's ways. Don't love the world's goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world-wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important-has nothing to do with the Father."
Little temptations can seem almost harmless, like cute little kittens. But little kittens ultimately turn into cats. And a little temptation can become a full-scale sin. As Christians, we have three enemies we contend with every day: the world, the flesh, and the devil. The world with its allure is the external foe. The flesh with its evil desires is the internal foe. And Satan with his enticements is the infernal foe.
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