Friday, July 16, 2010

From Joel Rsenberg's Blog (

ON DEFENSE, OBAMA TRIES TO IMPROVE U.S.-ISRAELI RELATIONS: CIA Director Panetta says sanctions won’t stop Iran from getting the Bomb; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs agrees

President Obama welcomed Israeli PM Netanyahu to the Oval Office on Tuesday. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

Obama and Netanyahu stroll down a path near the Rose Garden. (Reuters/Jim Young)

The last few weeks have provided a fascinating insight into U.S.-Israel relations and how the leaders of both countries see the Iran nuclear threat. Yesterday’s Oval Office meeting was important, but it needs to be put in context with recent statements by CIA Director Leon Panetta and Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Let me explain.
▪ If this was the first meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, it would have been great. The President was warm and friendly. He reaffirmed the “special relationship” and “unbreakable bond” between the U.S. and Israel. He said he trusted the Prime Minister and appreciated the steps Mr. Netanyahu is taking towards peace and security. Netanyahu publicly invited Obama to come to Israel and meet there, and Obama smiled and said, “I’m ready.”
▪ The problem is that this wasn’t their first meeting. It was their fifth, just the first to go well.
▪ President Obama wasted the past 14 months. He has treated Netanyahu like he was the head of BP oil rather than the leader of our most faithful friend and ally in the epicenter. Thus, President Obama came into the Oval Office meeting yesterday on defense. Jewish support for him in the U.S. has plummeted over the past year as the White House and State Department have treated Israel with unprecedented hostility. Fewer than 1-in-10 Israelis believe President Obama is pro-Israel because of the administration’s long string of deeply unfriendly statements and actions.
▪ By sharp contrast, Congress has been impressively bipartisan in its strong support of Israel and in its criticism of the White House for being so antagonistic towards Israel generally and Netanyahu in particular.
▪ The good news: President Obama and his team seem to have gotten the message and changed their tune. In public, at least, the administration is trying to repair the damage they have done and reaffirm the importance of strong and healthy U.S.-Israel relations.
▪ One example of a step in the right direction: the President just signed tough new economic sanctions on Iran, which received huge bipartisan votes in Congress. This is good.
▪ The challenge: these sanctions are too little, too late.
▪ Moreover, behind the smiles of the two leaders, nothing decisive was said about how to stop Iran from getting the Bomb. And time is running out.
▪ CIA Director Leon Panetta said on June 27 that it would take Iran a year to convert the uranium they currently have to weapons grade, and another year to produce a deliverable bomb.
▪ In remarks at the Aspen Institute last week, Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, agreed with Panetta and said this was consistent with his own assessment that Iran could have the Bomb within one to three years. “The Israelis believe this is an existential threat, in its truest definition, and that has been very much on my mind, obviously, throughout this whole issue of Iran and its development of nuclear weapons,” said Mullen. “I believe strategically they [Iran’s government] continue to pursue it [nuclear weapons]. They’ve not complied with the NPT. They’ve not complied with the IAEA…They’ve been given every chance to do this and they have not, and I believe they will not comply with international norms here….I think it’s incredibly dangerous for them to achieve this capability, destabilizing in the region….It generates great potential for a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. The place is unstable enough. We don’t need that. At the same time, I believe a strike against Iran also will be, should something like that occur, incredibly destabilizing.”
▪ During his Q&A session, Admiral Mullen indicated that the U.S. believes Iran has not yet made a final decision to build nuclear weapons, while the Israelis believe Iran has made that decision.
▪ CIA Director Panetta says he believes the new round of economic sanctions imposed on Iran will cause pain, but will not force Iran to stop its development of nuclear weapons. “I would agree with that,” said Mullen. This is important news that is getting overlooked by the mainstream media.
▪ So the question remains: if sanctions aren’t going to stop Iran from getting the Bomb, and Iran is dangerously close to building the Bomb, what is President Obama prepared to do next? Will he take military action. I don’t believe he will. Will the President support the Israelis taking military action? That remains to be seen.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pastor Louis Returns From Haiti

Today Pastor Louis Gimenez returned from Haiti. Church Jesus Is Alive Today contributed to his relief efforts in Haiti. He arrived in a small, private plane on Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. The situation in Haiti is bad, but in the middle of everything, Pastor Louis reported that thousands of Haitians are turning to Jesus. In the middle of the desperation and pain, many have turned to Jesus and renounced to Voodoo. The aid is there but it is slow to reach the victims. A lot of bureaucracy within the Haitian government makes it difficult for aid to successfully go through, but people are being helped. More than 1 million people have already left Port-Au-Prince to move to the safer, rural areas of the country, especially the north, which was not as affected by the earthquake as was the southern part of the country.

Many areas neighborhoods in the capital are still to receive any kind of medical attention or aid and the people in those areas are waiting for the aid to reach them. As Pastor Louis and others in his team delivered aid through the capital, he noticed a strong presence of American missionaries also helping out. He said he was happy to see so many Christians from the US present in Haiti. The US Army is also active in the city getting ready to move heavy machinery that is much needed to start the clean-up process. Many trucks are needed to take away all the rubble from various collapsed buildings.

We thank God that Pastor Louis was able to deliver much-needed aid in areas where aid has not arrived and also was able to coordinate buses to move Christians who lost everything in the capital to another city were a Pastor with a church will give them shelter and food.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Help for Haiti

Please visit to make a donation to help those in need in Haiti. A pastor from France, Louis Gimenez has recently traveled to Haiti to help relocate many christians from earthquake-rattled Por-au-Prince to a city 3 hours away where they will be looked after and have supplies and shelter for them.

The situation in the capital is so bad, Pastor Louis has told us, that the best option for residents is for them to move away from the capital. I will be updating this blog as we receive news about Pastor Louis. Please pray for him that God protects him and gives him the wisdom for him to be able to help as many as possible.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


From Joel Rosenberg's flash traffic: Visit his blog by clicking HERE

* Russian president warns Israel not to strike
* Concern growing that Russia could attack Georgia again.

By Joel C. Rosenberg

(WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2009) -- The Obama administration and the leaders of the G8 industrialized nations have given Iran a deadline of September to accept serious, high-level negotiations over its nuclear program or risk stiffer economic sanctions. Thus far, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his senior aides have rejected any negotiations with the "infidels." And the clock is running.

In that context, Israeli President Shimon Peres met with his Russian counterpart, President Dmitry Medvedev, in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi Monday. During the meeting, Peres expressed Israel's serious and growing concern about the state of the Russian-Iranian alliance, Russia's continued assistance to Iran's nuclear program, the extreme views of the Iranian regime, and the gravity of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.

"The problem in Iran is not just the desire to develop nuclear weapons but the character of the regime," said Peres. "Mr. President, I am a Jew, and a large part of my family [from Belarus] was murdered by the Nazis and I cannot sit with my hands folded while I hear the declarations of the president of Iran calling for the destruction of the state of Israel."

"From my standpoint, a nuclear bomb in Iran's hands means one thing - an airborne death camp," Peres said.

Medvedev gave no indication that Russia intends to change it's policy towards Iran, though he reiterated Moscow's official policy that it does not want Iran to develop nuclear weapons. On Friday, however -- before Peres' arrival -- Medvedev publicly declared the Kremlin's opposition to more economic sanctions against Iran and then went further to warn Israel of the grave dangers of launching a preemptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.

It's too soon, of course, to know whether Iran will eventually agree to negotiations (perhaps to buy more time to complete its nuclear weapons development), or will stiff the West entirely. The Obama administration has pinned a lot of hope on the President's ability to persuade Tehran to "engage." We will see if he is successful.

In a separate but related note, there are growing concerns expressed by evangelical Christian leaders in Georgia that Russia may be preparing to attack the small democratic republic. More details and analysis are available on my weblog.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Hello everyone, it has been a long time since I wrote here but I would like to start writing more often. So I have configured blogger to work with mt phone so I can write from anywhere and I'm testing this feature right now as I write this.. in the next few days I will be writing about the connection I believe exists between the prophecy of Ezekiel regarding Gog and Magog with the events speculated to take place in 2012, more specifically the comet.

Monday, March 23, 2009

World Leaders Call for World Currency

Amid the international economic crisis, world leaders have called for a single world currency. This is prophetic since Revelation declares that in the last days no one will be able to buy or sell anything unless they have mark of the beast and for this to happen there needs to be a single world currency. More than ever the world is moving towards a one world currency and although it might take years to accomplish the time get every time more near for the fulfillment of all the prophecies of the Bible. This has been prophecied for many years and it is now becoming a reality. In the upcoming G20 summit leaders from Russia and other nations will propose the establishment of one currency for the entire planet. This will most likely be carried out by stages. As we know the currencies of the nations of the European Union (with the exception of the powerful UK Pound) have already been replaced by the Euro. Now Russia moves to establish a single currency over all the nations who were once part of the Soviet Union and Iran has called for a single currency to be established over all the Islamic nations of the Middle East. The unification of the economy, religions and gobernments is ongoing and the stage for the Anti-Christ is being completed in front of our very eyes.

More on the this subject here.