By Mike Evans
On March 28, 2011, President Barack Obama addressed the National Defense University student body. He explained America’s rationale for approving a military campaign to halt Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s violent crackdown on demonstrators. Mr. Obama said, "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action."
The war in Libya rages on after nearly three months with no end in sight. One question, however, remains unanswered: Why the above policy of not turning a blind eye to atrocities doesn’t apply to other countries in the Middle East, i.e. Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza for example.
By last Thursday, the death toll in Syria is believed to have reached over 1,500, but the international community led by the United States could not even reach an agreement on the language of a resolution to reprimand Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad some countries wanted to push through the Security Council.
The difference between Syria and Libya is simply—Israel. While the tiny nation does not border Libya, it does Syria, and there is definitely bad blood between the two countries. And, there is definitely a very cogent fear in the Israeli Defense Forces that in the event of foreign military intervention against Assad, Israel would bear the brunt of his retaliation.
Assad, eager to turn the eyes of the world away from his heinous crackdown in Syrian towns and villages, has apparently spurred Palestinian refugees to try to breach Israel’s security. Just days ago a group from the Yarmouk facility tried to cross the border into Israel. And this is just the first foray—only a tip of the iceberg of what Syria could instigate.
Assad has at his fingertips a stockpile of ballistic missiles. Over the years Syria has produced those missiles as well as an arsenal of chemical weapons designed to exact the harshest penalties possible against Israel. These were developed following Israel’s destruction of Syria’s nuclear reactor in 2007.
The major concern by Israel’s leaders is what will happen when Assad is removed, and who will take charge of the missiles and weapons in his cache. In actuality, Israel would rejoice at his removal from power, but the results of such a move must be assessed from every conceivable angle.
Another plus of Assad’s fall would possibly be a breach in Syria’s alignment with Iran. The country is a bridge between the two powers and enables Ahmadinejad to flood supplies to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Iran would be cut off from at least one of its proxies in its war to “wipe Israel from the map.” The symbiotic relationship between Iran and Hezbollah is of great concern to both entities as Syria falls further into chaos.
According to some intelligence gathering agencies, Hezbollah is so concerned it is working to move advanced war materiel stored in Syria to Lebanon. These weapons are said to include long range SCUD missiles that were destined for use along Lebanon’s southern border with Israel.
Israel is also in the crosshairs of Hamas in Gaza where efforts to join with Fatah are feeling the strain of two entities that each want controlling interest. Nothing is being done in the region to stop educating the children as if war was the only way. And the funds for that education come directly from the budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Committee (UNRWA.)
There is little reason and no incentive for the Gazans to work. They live predominately in a welfare state funded in large part by the United States. When the Israelis abandoned the region, an infrastructure was left behind in the form of greenhouses designed to produce fruit and vegetables that would have helped not only the economy, but would feed the poor and hungry. All was destroyed because of Jew-hatred.
Today Gazan women birth, on average, six children per family. While Iran may be responsible for fueling and feeding the machinery for war against Israel, the West is guilty of helping to fund yet another generation of children with a mindset only for terrorism and martyrdom. Perhaps it is time to force the leaders in Gaza to spend some of the funds in its war coffers to feed and clothe its own people.
The union of Fatah and Hamas contained no verbiage requiring the terrorist organization to recognize Israel’s right to exist and stop attacks against the Jewish state. In response to the merger, a group of Democratic and Republican congressional members led by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the powerful Republican chairwoman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee and a staunch defender of Israel, were adamant that U.S. law should force an end to funds for the Palestinian Authority.
According to Ros-Lehtinen, “U.S. taxpayer funds should not and must not be used to support those who threaten U.S. security, our interests and our vital ally, Israel.” And yet the UN continues to pour funds into Gaza just as Ahmadinejad continues to find ways to sneak rockets and ammunition into the hands of yet another of Israel’s enemies. With Syria on one border, Lebanon on another, Gaza sitting like a cancer in the south, and Syria on the northeastern border and Lebanon in the north, proxies of Iran all, Israel must continue its search for ways to stop Ahmadinejad and the mad Mullahs who run Iran.
In response to the turmoil in Syria, Ahmadinejad revealed that the production of uranium will be tripled. The announcement also stated that the clandestine facility built near Qom would be put online and outfitted with equipment to produce a higher grade of uranium. This came only days after Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, stated the obvious—that Iran’s nuclear program pointed to the involvement of its military. This conjecture has been rampant among those concerned about Iran’s nuclear pursuits.
The director’s pronouncement came soon after the IAEA released its latest findings. The notice pointed to an increase of up to four tons of low-enriched uranium (LEU). This reflects the collection of enough uranium that, if enriched, could produce two nuclear weapons. Though plagued with technical problems, and especially the virus that caused havoc at the Natanz plant, it is believed that Iran is once again on track.
It is little wonder that Iran is taking full advantage of the upheaval in the Middle East. While the rest of the world is focused on events in Libya, Syria, Gaza, and other countries, Iran’s leaders are ramping up its illegal nuclear programs and its determination to continue to enrich uranium. The choice to send submarines into the Red Sea is a signal that Iran’s leaders are secure in their belief that no measures will be taken to contain the rogue nation.
Iran’s confidence stems from the fact that current sanctions have been only minimally effective due to burgeoning oil prices. It is also bolstered by the severe crackdown on and near disappearance of any protests in the country.
Prognostications in intelligence circles are that in approximately one year, Iran will have produced enough low-enriched uranium to manufacture a nuclear device capable of being tested. Of course, comments like those attributed to the former head of Mossad, Meir Dagan, also lifted Iran’s assurance that there could be little or no response to its nuclear pursuits. Dagan called any plan to attack Iran’s reactors a "stupid idea" and an "impossible" contest.
The Iranians, as you might expect, were overjoyed with Dagan’s assessment. Perhaps it is a true estimation of Israel’s preparedness, or perhaps it is a Trojan Horse designed to give Ahmadinejad and his cohorts a sense of well-being. At the very worst, it could erode Israel’s confident stance in the face of the threat posed by Iran.
Moshe Ya’alon, Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister, who also holds the portfolio of Strategic Affairs Minister, had long averred that Israel must develop a "credible military option" in order to confront Iran’s nuclear program. Ya’alon believes that Israel must have a genuine, practicable, and efficient option. According to Ya’alon, “They need to fear that the military option is real and can be used,” Ya’alon has said in the past.
Recent revelations indicate that Iran is no longer afraid of retaliation from any source – U.S. or Israeli. Ahmadinejad and his backers continue to threaten world peace without fear of retribution. Certainly there has been no indication that President Barack Obama and his administration are willing to do anything to halt Iran’s march toward securing nuclear weapons. Once that has been accomplished, no part of our planet is safe from Ahmadinejad’s murderous sights.
Dr. Michael D. Evans is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, having penned numerous titles including nonfiction book Jimmy Carter: the Liberal Left and World Chaos, in which he compares the Obama and Carter presidencies; and Atomic Iran; and the fiction book, GameChanger; and his newest titles Cursed, The Light, and The Protocols. Evans’ books are available at www.TimeWorthybooks.com. You can read his full biography on Wikipedia.
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Persia: The Final Jihad
Persia. The very word evokes images of kings and princes and tales of Arabian nights, of Scheherazade, the teller of 1001 stories of cunning and derring-do.
However, Persia was not solely acclaimed for the tales of 1001 Arabian Nights, but for algebra, Backgammon, a postal service, military conscription, and advances in human rights.
Living in the FOG (Favor of God)
Until God gave me this revelation, I had no idea that Scriptures I had circled even as a child would have special significance in the years to come.
After having seen Jesus face-to-face at the age of eleven, I knew I wanted to hear His voice again. That is what sparked this amazing search. I learned through this revelation how to hear the voice of God again and again-through His Word.
As a young girl, Sarah Batsheva was infatuated with the handsome teenage boy who lived down the street. That teenage boy was Adolf Eichmann. It all seemed innocent and nice until Sarah's grandmother died, and then nothing was ever the same again.
Living Fear Free
Discover the secret of "replacing fear with joy" and learn how "you can enter into His rest by accepting the reality of the Atonement".
This uplifting book will remind you that "You are a soldier in the army of God…called, anointed, filled, blessed, and equipped and…more than a conqueror in Him". You will be inspired to "take courage as you go in His name" and filled with hope as you remember that "the best is yet to come!"
What is the real reason for the ongoing conflict in the Middle East between the Jewish and Muslim populations?
The Candidate was written in order to expose the lie of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and to reveal the extent to which this lie has led to the ongoing hatred of the Jewish people and the state of Israel by her racist enemies.
It was written in fiction form in order to reach beyond an audience of scholars, academics and political pundits to the common man. Most are unaware of the extent to which even their own opinions about modern Israel and the Jewish people have been subtly influenced by the anti-Semitic slurs which ultimately flow from this hate literature.
The Final Generation
Are the Prophetic Pieces Nearly in Place?
A diabolical counterfeit of God's ultimate plan of salvation seems to be spreading across the Middle East—and is playing out just as foretold in the Bible. While Western Christians seem to be growing more complacent and concerned with their personal comfort and success, a prophetic storm is gathering in the Middle East. Radical Islamists are preparing for the final battle, believing it will usher in a new age of Islamist supremacy.
Do you find these events as chilling as I do?
The Samson Option
Darkness blankets the eastern seaboard. From Maine to Georgia, the power grid is in shambles, destroyed by the pulse of a high-altitude nuclear detonation. Cities and towns of every size are on the verge of chaos. Only the military continues to function, frantically searching the seas for the two container ships bearing nuclear missiles poised for a second strike that will destory what remains of America. The President is convinced the attacks are the work of Al-Qa’ida operatives aided by elements within the Pakistani government. David Hoag knows the truth about who is really behind the attacks, but powerful forces in high places are bent on unleashing America's military might and Israel is poised for a response of its own. Can Hoag reach the President in the time to avert a worldwide disaster? Or, is the beginning of the end?
Events in the Middle East are rapidly moving toward total chaos. Eyes worldwide are directed toward every country except the one that is most important—Israel. It has been called the "world's canary in the coal mine." You know the story of how miners carried canaries into coal mines to detect poisonous methane gas. It was one of the first early warning systems.
Each of the countries that surround Israel—Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt—is in upheaval to some degree. The only matter on which all can agree is their hatred for Israel and the Jewish people.
Sorrowfully, the Liberal Left in America has drawn a line in the sand and stepped over to the other side—away from our long-time ally, Israel. President Barack Obama's one-world view has placed him squarely alongside the United Nations. He has cast his lot with those who would see Israel stripped, bleeding, and impotent to defend herself. No longer the Good Samaritan, he has befriended those who pass by on the other side and ignore the threat Israel faces.
IT’S A LIE THAT WOULD NOT DIE;
believed to be true by Adolf Hitler, Henry Ford, and the late Osama bin Laden. It was introduced by the Russian secret police in an attempt to bolster the reign of Tsar Nicholas II. It erroneously exposed his enemies as co-conspirators with the Jews in a plot to take over the world. This fabricated document was embraced by a religious fanatic, Sergei Nilus, and published in 1905 in Russia. He published three separate versions of the book, and the last in 1917 indicated that Theodor Herzl was the writer of the mythical conspiracy theory. The book birthed the pogroms in Russia, and was used by Hitler as an excuse to exterminate six million Jews in Europe. Many Muslim leaders worldwide keep it within reach as the most revered book, after the Quran. Every terrorist organization uses this plagiarized copy to support the vile acts it commits.
When a father forsakes his God-given responsibilities, Can a son find the strength to forgive?
… David took a deep breath and forced himself to think. God’s grace, he told himself, reaches to the depths of sin.
When a son is wounded beyond belief, Can he unleash the healing power of love on his entire family?
Unforgiveness is like drinking poison while hoping it will make your enemy sick, David thought to himself.
When a heaven-sent messenger draws near and empowers healing… Can a man of God believe what he sees?
As he sat there on the step the light through the window grew brighter again, filling the room and surrounding him with its glow.
You’ll love this moving story of grace and forgiveness beyond measure.
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. - Genesis 12:3
President Obama plans to succeed in dividing Jerusalem by 2012, blackmailing Israel over the Iran crisis to achieve his objective. "Never miss the opportunity of a crisis."
The president apparently feels that Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria are a fair trade in order to keep Iran (Persia) from going atomic. The Obama administration seems to be treating Israel as a property to be bartered — or perhaps more accurately — to be betrayed for the sake of expediency. The Arab world wants its 22nd Islamic state with its capital in Jerusalem for one simple reason: Muslims believe Israel is Arab land occupied by foreigners.
If America touches prophecy - Jerusalem - God's curse will fall upon America and upon President Obama as decreed in Genesie 12:3. The ancient prophet Zachariah cried out, "I will make Jerusalem a cup that will send all the surrounding people reeling … an immovable rock for all nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves."
An Islamic radical drives a Suburban loaded with explosives into the early morning drop-off line at a school in Denver.
In Chicago, another fanatical Muslim drives a gasoline truck into the Chicago Board of Trade building. Death and destruction rain down.
Terrorists crash small, explosive-laden airplanes into the airport in Atlanta, destroying two jumbo jets and the main terminal. All flights are grounded.
A nuclear bomb is exploded high above Washington, D.C. The entire East Coast power grid collapses. Everything is at a standstill.
This electrifying new fiction novel from Mike Evans traces the events from inception to execution — from the hopelessness of a world gone mad to a renewed hope.
Atomic Iran: Countdown to Armageddon
The Story Behind this Provocative Book
The Countdown to Armageddon Has Begun!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that Israel must be “wiped off the map.” Such a radical statement might seem like bravado and bluster, but the Iranian connection to rocket attacks on Israel make it crystal clear that the Islamic Republic has every intention of following through with its threats of total destruction. Most troubling of all, Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons with reckless determination as part of its mission to annihilate Israel, which Ahmadinejad calls a “stain of disgrace.”
With Iran’s history of contempt for the United Nations, the United States, Great Britain, and of course, Israel, such an apocalyptic event could happen at any moment. You need to take a stand!
Jimmy Carter, the Liberal Left and World Chaos
The presidential election was a public sounding board for the much-touted failures of the Republican Party. He ran against a disgraced president in the aftermath of an unpopular war on a theme of "change." He kept his word, and change began. Barack Obama? No, Jimmy Carter!
Philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Jimmy Carter, the Liberal Left and World Chaos: An Obama/Carter Plan That Will Not Work, is a 550-page hardback revealing how Barack Obama and the Liberal Left are poised to repeat Carter's changes and mistakes!
Mistakes like providing checks of $150 million to the Ayatollah Khomeini to overthrow the Shah of Iran. This change lit the fuse of terrorism that exploded against the world when Khomeini declared April Fools Day 1980 "the first day of the government of God." Radical Islam was born. As if that weren't enough, Carter provided $500 million to the Muslim Brotherhood Freedom Fighters, who became the Taliban and Al-Qaeda