Questioning Reliability of Marketing End Times Product


Days of Prophecy

 

John R. Houk

© May 29, 2015

 

Shepard’s whole “Survive The End Days” program is based solely on the premise the Whore of Babylon in the Holy Scriptures is the USA. I see this assertion as a stretch in credulity partly because of some blatant theological errors throughout his build up to demonstrate his point.

 

It is my opinion that Shepard takes some facts and plugs them into conclusions like jamming a square peg into a round hole. That can only be the aha moment of revealed understanding if the square peg fits into the round hole.

 

However, if you accept the whore of Babylon = the USA, the square peg lines up a little better to a square hole. So you will have to decide for yourself on what is the whore of Babylon.

 

Shepard makes the assertion that Russia is north of the USA when in reality the world and America consider Russia as part of the East. And technically in proximity Russia is just West of the USA with the small body of water between Alaska and Russian Siberia.

 

Shepard the USA is what is referred to as the power in South to threaten Jerusalem. The reality is, prophetically speaking, a better assertion of a power south of Jerusalem would be the cities that Islam originated in namely Mecca and Medina which is in current day Saudi Arabia.

 

Daniel prophesied from Babylon not Jerusalem.

 

Shepard asserts the shield program is being built in Europe when the fact is President Obama discontinued the European shield program soon after taking Office just after 2008.

 

I have no problem with identifying Barack Hussein Obama as an evil force ruining America. I don’t even have a problem with connecting BHO to an antichrist spirit. I just believe he is THE Antichrist that will be revealed in the Tribulation period predestined to afflict humanity before the return of Jesus Christ the Son of God, Savior and Lord.

 

There are many other suspect claims of bona fide research theologically relating to present day current affairs but there simply too many to tackle at this point. But here’s some food for thought. This is how Nathan Shepard describes himself:

 

… My name is Nathan Shepard

 

I have been a fervent Christian ever since I was a child… I have pursued a career in Archeology and theology…

 

And have dedicated my life to studying the ancient Scriptures…

 

After 30 years of painstaking studies the clues hidden in the words of the prophets of our Lord become evident… (Nathan Shepard)

 

Now that sounds like a person with an awesome background in which one should rest assured. But the “DISCLAIMER” gives me pause:

 

DISCLAIMER: The author of this material wishes to keep his identity private, therefore Nathan Shepard is a pen name. (At the bottom of webpage entitled, “Our church and government are engaged in a massive cover up”)

 

Here are four websites that start with the impression of an independent review of the “Survive The End Day” program however you will realize the review is a paid review because it has a recommended link to purchase in somewhere on the page:

 

1.   http://www.newson6.com/story/29131685/survive-the-end-days-reviews-nathan-shepards-newly-launched-survival-guide-survive-the-end-days-program

 

2.   http://www.bser.eu/survive-the-end-days-review/

 

3.   http://sportscitycafe.net/gravity-manifestation-program-book-review/

 

4.   http://whiterock.rsphysics.org/where-can-i-get-the-survive-the-end-days-for-free

 

The first webpage is actually from the local news affiliate of CBS Tulsa where I reside. Even so it is a paid ad.

 

I love the name of the webpage of the second review on this random list: BS-er. The hyphen is my idea to express a point. The reviews on this website are quite likely to be a load of BS. The website’s “Disclosure” and “Disclaimer” page are clues.

 

I’ll let you vet the last two webpages.

 

The most reliable review I found is here:

 

About Survive the End Days

 

Survive the End Days is a new video presentation and survival guide written and offered by Nathan Shephard [sic], who wants to teach people how to protect themselves in the event the United States is attacked by an EMP.

 

How Does It Work?

 

Nathan Shephard [sic] says that he has pursued a career in Archeology and Theology, and his years of extensive study has given him an insight to understanding the prophecies made in the Bible, and he has created a theory about future prophecies made in the Bible that he feels it is important to warn people about.

 

This theory is that the United States is the nation referred to in the Bible as “Mystery Babylon” or “Babylon” and that current President Barack Obama is the man referred to as “King of the South,” while Russian President Vladimir Putin is the man referred to as “King of the North.”

 

Taking all of these assertions into consideration, it follows that the prophecies regarding the next world war, or World War III, indicate that Russia will attack the United States before the end of Barack Obama’s Presidency, which Nathan Shepard cites as January 1, 2017, and that this attack will be made with “a very special weapon.”

 

Because the Bible describes this weapon as leaving “Babylon silent and in darkness” and their military helpless. Shephard theorizes that this weapon is an EMP bomb, an electromagnetic pulse bomb, which has the ability to kill all sensitive electronic circuits within minutes or even seconds.

 

And once all electricity and technology has been wiped out, modern day Americans will find it almost impossible to function in their daily lives. Which is where the Survive the End Days guide comes in – Nathan Shephard [sic] says he lived with the Amish for more than two years, and knows exactly how to teach you to live without relying on modern day conveniences.

 

 

Reputation

 

There are not many reviews for this product at this time which are not offered by affiliates or partner websites, however there is a lot of information available online concerning EMP attacks, including articles written by contributors to Forbes Magazine and the Wall Street Journal warning of the dangers, and other articles from National Geographic and the government discussing the myths associate with such an attack.

 

One thing that seems clear if you read articles provided by organizations that are not trying to sell you survival materials is that one assertion made by Nathan Shephard [sic] in his presentation is wrong – the threat of an EMP bomb is real, and as such is something the US Military has been preparing for, for more than 30 years. Most scientists and researchers feel strongly that the US Military would be mostly unaffected by an EMP attack. The real danger is that the civilian electrical grid is essentially defenseless from such an attack.

 

There is a lot of free information available about EMP attacks and what regular civilians can do to protect themselves, as well as a lot of extremist information that is generally incorrect and being essentially used to scare people into buying products. Survive the End Days seems as though it falls into the second category.

 

Customers who are still interested in purchasing this product are welcome to do as they please, but you are also encouraged to look at other sources of research to develop a fully formed opinion.

 

Competitors and Alternatives?

 

There are many, many other survival guides available on the market, including (Survive the End Days Reviews; reviewopedia.com)

 

JRH 5/29/15

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Our church and government are engaged in a massive cover up

 

http://survivetheenddays.com/tl/

 

To hide form the public the most terrible warning hidden in the last chapters in the Holy Bible

 

This ancient prophecy is coded within the visions of 4 men

 

Chosen to give a very precise and terrifying warning of things to come in the end times…

 

One single event so devastating it could wipe out 293 million Americans

An event that will happen before the 1st of January 2017…

 

 

And you are about to discover the chilling evidence of the prophecy coming true

 

Step by step…

 

But first you need to know just who I am for making such shocking statements…My name is Nathan Shepard

 

I have been a fervent Christian ever since I was a child… I have pursued a career in Archeology and theology…

 

And have dedicated my life to studying the ancient Scriptures…

 

After 30 years of painstaking studies the clues hidden in the words of the prophets of our Lord become evident…

 

And it all started with a simple question:

 

Does it not seem odd to you that America, the greatest nation on Earth, the greatest evangelical nation, the richest and the most powerful country today IS NOT EVEN MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE?

 

After all, as we know, the Bible accurately predicts so many other historical events:

 

The two world wars, man reaching outer space and the return of the Jews to their homeland after centuries of living without a country…

 

All of these events were accurate predicted by the prophets

 

The key to understanding the holy texts of the Bible is deciphering its metaphors and symbolism

 

Because the prophets talk of future things using simple words that existed in the period they were written in…

 

So when the prophets tried to describe air craft in their visions the description would be: “mount up to heaven

 

Referring to air travel and the air force…

 

Just like “it will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” is clearly a metaphor for reaching space

 

It is no coincidence that both of these metaphors refer to a nation known as Mystery Babylon

 

Mystery Babylon is an end times nation… how else would it be able to have an air force and reach space…

 

And it is described in great detail by John the Apostle in the Book of Revelation, the prophets Jeremiah, Isaiah

 

What else is written in the Bible say about Babylon:

 

·         Babylon is called by the prophets a “Queen among nations” and “The lady of kingdoms”. (Isa 47:5, 7);

 

·         It is the youngest and only superpower in the world, (Jeremiah 47, Rev 18).

 

·         Babylon is a democracy weighed down by its huge government: “Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels.” Isaiah (47:13)

 

·         Babylon destroys her own land, with pollution and waste: “Because thou hast destroyed thy land”(Isa 14:20) “I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand” (Isaiah 47:6 )

 

·         Ask yourself this: how could an early day prophet know about pollution since there was not such thing in ancient times?

 

·         Babylon has the most powerful military force on the planet and is called “the hammer of the whole earth”( Jeremiah 50,23)

 

·         The merchants of the world are made rich through trading with this nation: “And the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.” (Rev. 18:3)

 

Is it starting to look like they are talking about The United States of America?

 

It does and its descriptions get even more specific from now on:

 

·         Babylon is praised in the entire world: “How is the praise of the whole earth surprised! How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!” (Jeremiah 51:47)

 

·         This nation is a coastal nation, with deep-water ports and much international trade: “O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures ” (Jeremiah 51:13)

 

·         Babylon a unique and remarkable beginning, different from other nations and has been awe-inspiring from its conception (Isaiah 18:2):

 

The US is the first country to successfully become independent from a colonial Empire- the British Empire. We share the English language and we are the descendants of the first British colonies…That is why England is like a mother to the US. It fits perfectly with the description in Jeremiah 50:12. More so, the mother of Babylon has the symbol of the LION (Dan7:4; Ezekiel 38:13; Jer 51:38; Psalms 17:12)… The royal symbol of England is a lion.

 

·         And the mother of Babylon, in the end times, will be a state of major decline as the end nears (Jer 50:12).The British Empire that ruled the Earth for 200 years is no more. All of its colonies are independent. The British pound is no longer the world reserve currency… it has been replaced by the dollar… the currency of its daughter.

 

·         And as the prophets foretold, Babylon becomes proud, haughty, and does not consider her end.

 

“Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; “(Isaiah 17:7-8)

“How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow “(Rev 18:7)

 

Does it sound like American Exceptionalism?

 

·         Even the name Mystery Babylon is also deeply symbolic… it’s a “mystery” because the prophets, at the time of the visions, didn’t know of the existence of the North American Continent. They literally had no idea what they were actually seeing and described it as best they could.

 

·         And in ancient times, Babylon was the greatest city in the world just like the US is the greatest country in the world today. Ancient Babylon was constructed by people that came from all parts of the ancient world. What we may call today immigrants… just like the United States.

 

This is, again, very, very precise.

 

·         What about the personification of Babylon in the Scriptures as a woman – the prophets use the word “her”?

 

This is another very precise clue given to us through metaphors and symbolism that are so abundant in the Holly [sic] Book. The prophets are talking about the most widely known symbol of America a woman symbolizing liberty that sits in the harbor of the most important city in the United States.

 

So why on Earth are they also calling it the whore of Babylon?

 

The sculptor of the Statue of Liberty was Auguste Bertholdi a mason belonging to the great Masonic Lodge in Paris.

 

Before beginning the statue of liberty project, Bertholdi was seeking a commission to construct a giant statue of the goddess of fertility “Isis” as it was known to the Egyptians or “Ishtar” to the ancient Babylonians.

 

The Romans also adopted this fertility goddess but they changed the name to Libertas in Latin, (Liberty, in English). Libertas is the mythological equivalent of Isis and Ishtar.

 

Therefore, the Statue of Liberty is also the statue of Isis or as the Babylonians called her, Ishtar… the goddess of fertility, love and… sex.

 

According to the ancient pagan rituals, one could only be purified of sin after intercourse with a temple priest or priestess of Ishtar. In return for this salvation a “gift offering” was needed. Ishtar was the “patron-mother” of the temple priestesses and priests… She was the “mother” of what we would call today prostitution… This is why Ishtar was seen by early Christian as the whore of Babylon… and that is why the Statue of Liberty, the symbol of America is called by the prophets as the Whore of Babylon.

 

Do you think it is just a coincidence that the US, the home of the greatest and most famous statue of Ishtar provides 65% of pornographic movies and adult entrainment to the world? Is it just another coincidence that this is the country where sexually liberation originated and spread to the rest of the world?

 

It’s not. It’s just like the scriptures foretold: It’s not. It’s just like the scriptures foretold:

 

Rev 18:3:” For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication […]”.

 

The last clue is the description of Babylon as the Daughter of Chaldea. This too has profound symbolism rooted in geography and the rise of the United States.

 

Chaldea is a region in the Middle East mostly inhabited by Semitic tribes during the time of the prophets.

 

Out of the family of Semitic tribes the most powerful and influential one today is represented by the Jews or Israelites.

 

According to scripture, Babylon would be a home to multitudes of Jews who left the Holly [sic] Land (Jeremiah 50:4-6, 8; 51:6, 45, Isaiah 48:20 and also Revelation 18:4). Today, the largest population of Jewish people is found in the United States

 

Furthermore, 48% of American billionaires are Jewish [Blog Editor: I pray this is not an under the radar Antisemitic slur. I am certain are a fair amount Gentile Billionaires who made a contribution to America’s wealth] and have made their wealth in the US contributing to its rise as the world’s only super power. You might recognize some of the names on this list:

 

Photo: List of Jewish Billionaires

List Jewish Billionaires

 

The daughter of the Chaldeans, the nation that the Jewish people helped rise to superpower status is the United States of America.

 

All of the biblical clues point in one direction: The US has the most powerful economy and military, controls worldwide commerce, is proud and arrogant, has the most developed air force and space program and it is the envy of the world. It houses the “whore of Babylon”, it is the daughter of the British Empire and the child of the Chaldeans…

 

And unfortunately for every living American… Mystery Babylon.

 

Why?

 

Jeremiah 51:54

 

“Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. […]


A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans”

 

Revelation 18:8

 

“Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.”

 

Jeremiah 50:46

 

“At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.”

 

Isaiah 47:5

 

“Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.”

 

All three prophets tell of the fall of Babylon… the destruction of the United States of America as we know it

 

This is not an event that happened to ancient Babylon in the past…

 

History has never recorded the fall of a state or a city in the way described by the prophets

 

And just like all the other events accurately predicted by the Bible: the two world wars, the rise and fall of communism and the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and so many others…

 

This too will happen…

 

The only questions left to ask are: who will cause its fall, when and how…

 

Who will destroy Babylon America?

 

Isaiah 13:5

 

“They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land”.

 

Jeremiah 50:3

 

“For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate”.

 

Jeremiah 50:9

 

“For, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: Draw a straight line north of the US through the Arctic (the end of heaven) and you will find the answer: 

 

Russia is the great enemy of Babylon, the enemy destined to destroy it.

 

The Holly [sic] scripture is again very precise: Even though it has been written centuries before the US or Russia became world powers it clearly describes both countries that are prophesized to start World War 3.

 

And at the start of the WW3 Russia will use a very special weapon, “the weapon of indignation” against the whole territory of the US, and then lead the invasion of a great assembly of nations.

 

Now that we know who is responsible the next logical question is when this will happen

 

As you have seen before, we are going through the Biblical end times…

 

Babylon America has fulfilled the prophecies that foretold its coming… and now, according to the Bible, it will meet its demise…

 

The clues about when the great disaster shall befall it are hidden in the book of Daniel, another major biblical prophet.

 

In Chapter 11:40 of his prophecies describes a great war fought by two kings at the end times

 

One from the north and one from the south.

 

So if we could connect these two kings to two current world leaders, We would know how close we are to the destruction of Babylon

 

The key to understanding the clue of the two kings is the position of Jerusalem because this is where Daniel had his revelations.

 

To the north of Jerusalem is Moscow, birth place of Vladimir Putin.

 

What else does the prophecy say about the King of the north?

 

(Daniel 11:36): “And the king shall do according to his will”: Putin does what he wants. He controls the military and the economy of Russia.

 

(Daniel 11:37): “Neither shall he regard the gods of his fathers, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all”.

 

The fact that gods is not written with a capital letter is a clear clue to what exactly the prophet is referring to: Communism – the gods of the communists are Lenin, Marx, Stalin who have been ruled Russia for over 80 years.

 

They were practically worshipped by the Russian people and statues and pictures of them were everywhere across the USSR.

 

But, as prophecy foretold, Putin distanced himself from communism and denounced it flaws and sins against Russia and the Russian people.

 

He shall magnify himself above all”. Russian media portrays Putin as a huntsman, judo expert, chess master, brilliant politician and diplomat, pilot and overall strong man, above the former communist leaders in every way.

 

Daniel (11:38) “But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces

 

Russian military spending has exploded since Putin came to power… this is how he honors the God of forces:

 

Chart: Russian Military Spending 1992-2012

Russian Military Spending 1992-2012

 

There it is: Vladimir Putin is undoubtedly the king of the north that will guide Russia in the end times.

 

But what about the king of the South?

 

Geographically, he has to be born in the south of Jerusalem:

 

Barack Obama was born either in Hawaii or Kenya, depending on who you want to believe… Both of which are to the south of Jerusalem.

 

But what does the prophet say about him?

 

(Daniel 11:14)”And in those times there
shall many stand up against the king of the
south
”.

 

Never in our history have so many people disagreed with US policies or hated the United States: Russia, China, North Korea, a big part of the Muslim world including Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the list goes on and on.

 

Remember the assembly of great nations that invade America?

 

These clues prove that Obama is the king of the south as the prophecies foretold.

 

So if Barak Obama and Vladimir Putin are the kings of prophecy than their war must start before they leave office…

 

That means January 2017…

 

The End of Babylon is very, very near and we are directly on course for this prophecy to be fulfilled…

 

And Obama is playing his part to the letter:

 

(Daniel 11:40) “And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him” these words are coming true as we speak…

 

In August after a Russian intervention, an uneasy cease-fire was reached that lasted until January 2015.

 

Aftermath: Putin has lost one of its key allies in the region. Although it annexed Crimea Russia is now in an undeclared war with its eastern neighbor. Even more alarmingly, a massive amount of NATO hardware has been sent to Russia’s border.

 

Russia itself

 

Project Star wars, a missile defense shield is being set up in Europe and the US as we speak. Officially its target is Iran but the real target is Russian nuclear weapons capability. And Putin knows this too well….

 

The Ukraine conflict saw the western powers led by Obama imposing drastic economic sanctions on Russian banking and energy sectors, key parts of Russian economy.

 

Interestingly, economic sanctions have preceded every US war in the 21st Century.

 

Russian oil exports were the target of a secret deal signed between Obama and Saudi Arabia that caused the price of oil to dive form $100 a barrel to close to $40.

 

The Russia is dependent on oil exports as 40% of its budget comes from it.

 

That is why the Russian ruble (the Russian currency) has lost 50% of its value since the August 2014. That means that for people in Russia can only buy half the stuff they used to afford. Once poverty starts kicking in, the Russians will want blood and Putin will be left with very few options…

 

Because when Russia falls apart, war will be the only option…

 

And the king of the north knows this too well

 

You are now witnessing the last months, maybe weeks before the Russian attack that destroys Mystery Babylon… Obama’s America.

 

The Bible tells us all about the Russian attack…

 

And most importantly, Putin’s “weapon of indignation”

 

A weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen before:

 

This weapon can hit an entire country “How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! “(Jeremiah 50:22, 23)

 

This weapon makes the US Military unable to respond, broken because of what looks like equipment malfunction:

 

How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed;” (Jeremiah 51:30).

 

Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken” (Jeremiah 51:56)

 

And this weapon leaves Babylon silent and in darkness:

 

Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms (Isaiah 47:5)

 

There is only one weapon that can affect an entire continent, leave the military unable to defend itself and plunge America into silence and darkness…

 

Vladimir Putin’s Weapon of indignation is an Electro Magnetic Pulse

 

An EMP or Electro Magnetic Pulse is an electro-magnetic discharge that fries sensitive circuits… within minutes… even seconds…

 

Before Its News Screen Shot

Before Its News Screen Shot

 

Think of a normal black-out when you don’t have any lights, heating, or internet… only an EMP black-out is permanent and on a larger scale… this means you can also say goodbye to telecommunications, transportation and even utilities… Silence and darkness!

 

Military command and control as well as most of the high tech equipment is very vulnerable to an EMP. One blast will reduce our army to fighting using weapons that existed before the 1900s…

 

This weapon fulfills Bible prophecy to the letter: it’s swift, has a huge area of affect, knocks out our military (breaks the hammer of the earth) and sets the stage for the assembly of nations to invade…

 

Because when the sense America is down they will come to take her riches

Are there any other reasons to use an EMP and not nuclear weapons?

 

Well… first of all, the Bible prophesized an invasion of Babylon from the northern alliance… if you are going to nuke a place to hell there is no point in invading it afterwards

 

Also Putin needs a decisive action but not one that would condemn him in front of the rest of the world.

 

He needs to persuade our enemies that we are weak and ready for the taking…

 

…and that is why he will use the weapon of indignation as the prophecies foretold

 

And All It Takes Is Not 100… Not Even 50… But Just 1 Warhead To Be Detonated Above The U.S…. And The Effects Would Be Irreversible

 

HEMP stands for High-Altitude Electro Magnetic Pulse.

 

It’s an EMP device that can be strategically detonated at an altitude of 20 miles above the surface of our country that will permanently cripple our power grid… and plunge America into silence and darkness

 

The real danger of an EMP is it could happen without any signs or warnings…

 

And the king of the north was drilled his soldiers to do exactly that:

 

There have never been so many nuclear drills exercises targeting the US in recent history

 

Putin is preparing to fulfill his role according to the Holly Book

 

The effects of the EMP will destroy America as we know it… looters, famine, civil unrest….and finally the foreign invasion

 

Exactly as the Scriptures predicted:

 

Revelation 18:8

 

“Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be burned with fire”.

 

Without hospitals or pharmacies being able to function people won’t be able to take their necessary medication.

 

Pandemics and disease will break out caused by no waste pumping or garbage collecting and lack of any basic personal hygiene

 

As the supply of food breaks down famine starts setting in…and with it looting and food riots…

 

Some Americans riot on black Friday over a toaster… can you imagine what would happen during an EMP when all the power is out?

 

FEMA, law enforcement and other state agencies will be overwhelmed… firefighters will be unable to react as their equipment will not work… fires will break out and the cities “shall be burned with fire”.

 

And after the nation destroys itself from within and without our network of communication, most Americans will have no idea the invasion has begun…

This is how the prophets describe the coming invasion:

 

Jeremiah (50:2, 14, 15)

 

“Babylon is taken, all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows”

 

“she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down”:

 

Daniel (40:11)

 

“and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships;”.

 

Jeremiah (51:3, 4)

 

and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host. Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets”.

 

The visions detail the level of devastation this unstoppable invasion will bring…

 

Unfortunately, all of this is inevitable… the word and will of Our Lord will be fulfilled to the letter…

 

As chilling as this prophecy and warning is, you should not despair and loose (sic) faith. Our Lord will take care of His faithful…

 

There is still hope …

 

As Our Lord says through his prophets:

 

But the one who endures to the end will be saved (Matthew 24:13)

 

Besides this you know the time, which the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed (Romans 13:11).

 

Our Lord has insured that the ones who believe his word will survive the coming storm.

 

That’s why you need to start preparing for the weapon of indignation and the terrible invasion to follow

 

Only the ones who have been prepared will witness the Glory of the His Second Coming and be granted eternal Salvation

 

That’s why I’m telling you all of this. You have to put yourself and your family first… because nobody else will…

 

I have spent hours in libraries reading books… I watched all the documentaries and interviews I could find… I looked for courses… I talked to all the survival experts I know… I even tried contacting NASA… but I got nothing…

 

All the while the answers have been right in front of me:

 

There are people in the US who follow the word of God and live by it…

 

Our Lord and Savior will protect His faithful,

 

And they will continue their lives as they have lived before the fall of Babylon…

 

Because the Amish are a very unusual religious community.

 

They live simple lives and maintain traditions that go back over 300 years. They grow their own food for their families.

 

They barely use any electricity, and when they do it’s off the grid.

 

From them we can learn to survive, thrive and build a community in a post-EMP world… because the Amish are the closest thing to that….

 

That is why after seeing the Revelations of God sent to us by his prophets I have lived for two years in the Amish community.

 

Unfortunately I could not make video or audio recordings of their way of life as any modern technology is forbidden there. But I was allowed to take notes that describe in vivid details the Amish way of life.

 

I have discovered ways to keep food from spoiling without a fridge, and a secret the Amish use to store heat-sensitive medicine…

 

And surprising places where you can find drinkable water, enough to sustain your family for months… even if you live in an arid region.

 

I learned how anyone (and this includes seniors and kids) can survive without electricity… the only condition is they need to know what to do when the power goes out.

 

Sure, it wouldn’t be a luxurious life or even a comfortable life at first… but your family, your loved ones and even your entire community can stay ALIVE.

 

They have the true Biblical Solution to the Coming Disaster….

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Therefore I wrote a special program based on the teachings of the Amish to prepare anyone for the coming war and the great tribulations to follow

 

This program is designed to help fellow patriots and Christians cope with everything the king of the north throws at us

 

This will be the TOUGHEST survival situations you will ever face… and knowledge, preparation and faith in the teachings of Our Lord and the people who follow his word are the only things that will get you through.

 

And I have named this survival package “Survive the End Days”.

 

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The Seeds of WWIII are in Play NOW


WWIII Already Begun

John R. Houk

© March 26, 2015

 

This is actually one of those hooks to get you excited about purchasing investment advice.  That is not the reason for me posting. My hook was on the Conspiracy Theory title that incorporated the insinuation Russia and China would initiate a global economic collapse to the tune of $100 TRILLION of bucks. In case you are unaware, you don’t have to be a brainiac economist to comprehend that affects your pocket book and mine.

 

As an advice ad the offer ends on March 27. So unless you are an investor and trust the reputation of Mike Ward, you might want to hold up in participating in the hype. But what you want to be aware of is that Russia and China are NOT friendly economic competitors with the USA. I would even go so far as to say the ex-Communist Russia and the present Communist China are enemies of the United States of America.

 

America has a trade interest in both Russia and China (especially China). Ergo being enemies of America is a bit of a stealth nefariousness – at least in a public sense. Conspiracy Theorists, legitimate economists and National Security have been red flagging those two nations for years but for the most part the U.S. government has not really chastised the two rivals to America.

 

A quiet new Cold War is going on yet all nations involved are willing to embark with trade with the hopes of the economic benefits financially and economically continue.

 

It may sound a bit off the subject which I just began, but Muslim nations and Muslims devoted to a literal purity of Islam’s Quran are playing into this Russia-China vs. USA rivalry. Muslim nations are lining those three nations to decide which ones will benefit their National Interest and in a lot of circumstances their theopolitical world view. Syria’s Iran-supported civil war, Iraq’s war with ISIS-Daesh in which Shia-Iran is now heavily involved and Saudi Arabian economics and regional conflict with Iran and a growing lack of Saudi trust in Obama-led America in regard to oil-military alliance protection and Israel and undoubtedly more and more:

 

Arab nations agree on unified military force amid Yemen fighting, Egyptian TV reports (Jerusalem Post 3/26/15)

 

CAIRO – Arab foreign ministers agreed a draft resolution on Thursday to form a unified military force, the Arab League’s secretary general said at a meeting in Egypt.

 

The agreement came after warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck Shi’ite Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen’s president on Thursday, in a major gamble by the world’s top oil exporter to check Iranian influence in its backyard without direct military backing from Washington.

“The Arab … ministers agreed on adopting an important principle, which is forming the unified Arab military force,” Nabil Elaraby told reporters after the meeting in the resort of Sharm El-Sheik.

“The task of the force will be rapid military intervention to deal with security threats to Arab nations,” Elaraby added.

The draft resolution will be referred to the Arab leaders during their March 28-29 summit in Egypt.

Egyptian TV reported earlier that READ THE REST

 

With Yemen in turmoil, Egypt sends warships to secure Gulf of Aden (YnetNews.com 3/26/15)

 

Sudan pledges air and ground troops to Saudi-led strikes on Yemen; Kerry offers logistics, intelligence support in Yemen as Iran-backed Houthi rebels advance on the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb.

 

Egypt and Sudan on Thursday pledged support for the Saudi-led strikes on Iran’s Yemen allies the Houthis, even as four Egyptian naval vessels crossed the Suez Canal en route to Yemen to secure the Gulf of Aden.

 

Maritime sources at the Suez Canal confirmed the vessels’ route, saying they expected them to reach the Red Sea by Thursday evening.

 

Sudan’s Defense Minister Abdel Raheem Mohammed Hussein told reporters on Thursday that his country would take part “with air and ground troops in the Decisive Storm operations” against the Houthi rebels, saying Sudanese forces had begun “mechanical movements” towards the area of operations.

 

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council members on Thursday and welcomed their decision to take action against the Houthi, a senior US official said.

 

“He commended the work of the coalition taking military action against the Houthis and noted the United States’ support for those coalition efforts – including READ THE REST

 

As US lets Yemen fall, Israeli ire pales next to Arab fury (Times of Israel 3/26/15)

 

Jerusalem is worried by the Iran-backed Houthi takeover of Aden, but Saudi Arabia is burning with anger, and not at Tehran


A few months ago, when Yemen’s Houthi uprising was still in its infancy, Israel was already worriedly watching over the progress of rebel forces making advances in the peninsula

It’s little surprise the group got Jerusalem’s attention. In almost every demonstration held by Houthis in recent months, the slogans heard may as well have been taken straight out of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran: “Death to America, death to Israel, curse the Jews, victory to Islam.”

 

The Houthi Zaidiyyahs belong to a Shia school of Islamic thought which is distinct from the beliefs held by Shiites in Iran, but they act in accordance with the regime in Tehran, which supplies the Yemenite rebels with advanced equipment that allows them to wage battle on the forces of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

 

 

Firstly, an Iranian takeover of the strategic Bab el Mandeb Strait and the possibility of a Israeli ships coming under fire with no one officially taking responsibility for such attacks would not bode well for the Jewish state.

 

But aside from the threat of assaults on ships, the Iranian-Houthi takeover of Yemen raises another serious concern for Israel, namely, the potential rising influence of Iran in the region, which READ THE REST

 

Beware ISIS strategy that fortifies Russia, Iran, and Syria (Washington Times 3/2/15)

 

In asking Congress to authorize the use of military force against Islamic State militants, President Obama stressed the importance of showing the world “we are united in our resolve.” Demonstration of united resolve against blood-thirsty terrorists whose ranks, ambitions and territory have grown exponentially is important. But forging strategy to battle ISIS without also forging strategy to thwart Syria, Russia and Iran is a terrible mistake.

 

Although the President now highlights the brutality and aggression of the Islamic State, he still whitewashes the brutality and aggression of established states Syria, Russia and Iran, and still ignores the need for grand strategy to deal with them. When nation-states escalate weapons programs, enact egregious human rights violations, foment regional chaos and war, and plot against the United States and its allies, history tells us to take it seriously.

 

We must, therefore, take Iran, Russia and Syria, and the collusion between them, seriously. With the apparatus of the state at their disposal and the backing of each other, they are, potentially, an even greater threat to the “free world” than ISIS. Because they are terror sponsors and supporters, WMD in their control means WMD out of control, susceptible to READ THE REST

 

DIA: Islamic State Spreading Beyond Syria and Iraq (Washington Free Beacon 2/3/15)

 

The ultra-violent Islamic State terrorist group is expanding beyond Syria and Iraq and is establishing a foothold in Libya, which is becoming a safe haven for terrorists, the nation’s top military intelligence official told Congress Tuesday.

 

China, meanwhile, is deploying its aircraft carrier-killing DF-21D missile, and Russia is significantly expanding its strategic nuclear forces with new missiles, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart said in testimony to House Armed Services Committee on global threats.

 

Stewart presented a dire picture of growing threats in Iraq and Afghanistan—where national forces remain unable to defend their countries without foreign assistance, despite billions of U.S. dollars in support and training.

 

The growing threats posed by China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are being made more difficult to deal with because of cuts in U.S. defense spending, Stewart said in READ THE REST

 

After highlighting what I feel are the beginnings of WWIII you can now read the Mike Ward email that started my musings on the probable war adversaries and the tinder that will undoubtedly lead to global war. Apart from the Russia-China hook involved here the information available here is to entice to purchase a money making program called the Project Prophecy 2.0 Wealth System. The system is supposed to help you survive a global collapse inspired Russia and China to push America out as the global standard for monetary solvency.

 

In email portion there are about three links that will lead to a 45 minute infomercial which you can skip by reading the portion by Jim Rikards which promotes that which the video promotes.

 

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Russia and China could Start $100 Trillion Collapse (CIA Intel Warns)

 

By Mike Ward

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Details are beginning to emerge concerning a secret attack on the U.S. economy being carried out by both the Chinese and Russian governments.

To this point, the media has kept the American people in the dark about everything.

In a shocking video, the CIA’s Financial Threat and Asymmetric Warfare Advisor has revealed we were able to fend off the first wave of this dangerous assault. But it was a close call.

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Warren Buffett has now taken $55 billion of Berkshire Hathaway capital out of the markets. And George Soros has moved 16% of his net worth into a short position that shields him from an imminent Wall Street collapse.

It’s critical you understand what’s developing, because millions of Americans could soon be blindsided by a historic $100 trillion financial catastrophe…

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Borderlands: First Moves in Romania


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That which happens in Ukraine matters to America. George Friedman gives you the reasons why.

 

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Borderlands: First Moves in Romania

 

By George Friedman

MAY 27, 2014 – 03:02

STRATFOR

 

I arrived in Bucharest, Romania, the day after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be here in a few weeks. The talk in Bucharest, not only among the leadership but also among the public, is about Ukraine. Concerns are palpable, and they are not only about the Russians. They are also about NATO, the European Union, the United States and whether they will all support Romania if it resists Russia. The other side of the equation, of course, is whether Romania will do the things it must do in order to make outside support effective. Biden left Romania with a sense that the United States is in the game. But this is not a region that trusts easily. The first step was easy. The rest become harder.

 

If this little Cold War becomes significant, there are two European countries that matter the most: Poland and Romania. Poland, which I visit next, stands between Germany and Russia on the long, flat North European plain. Its population is about 38 million people. Romania, to the south, standing behind the Prut River and bisected by the Carpathian Mountains, has a population of about 20 million. Of the roughly 82 million people along the eastern frontier (Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria), approximately 58 million live in Poland and Romania. Biden’s visit to Romania and U.S. President Barack Obama’s planned visit to Poland provide a sense of how Washington looks at the region and, for the moment at least, the world. How all of this plays out is, of course, dependent on the Russians and the course of the Ukrainian crisis.

All Soviet satellites emerged damaged after the collapse of the old order in 1989. Few were as damaged as Romania. In many ways, the damage was self-inflicted: The villain of the piece was a Romanian, Nicolae Ceausescu. Ceausescu followed an anti-Soviet line, staying in the Warsaw Pact but displaying singular hostility to the Soviet Union. I recall Americans being excited about Ceausescu’s Romania since, being anti-Soviet, it was assumed that by definition he had to be pro-American. To America’s amazement, he wasn’t. He wasn’t even pro-Romanian given that he concocted a scheme to pay off all of Romania’s foreign debts by destroying the lives of a generation of Romanians by consigning the vast majority of the country’s agricultural and industrial production to hard currency exports. Beyond that, he created a nightmarish security system that was both corrupt and vicious. The world barely noticed. When the end came, it also came for Ceausescu and his wife, the only Eastern European leaders to be executed (amid intense fighting between factions).

 

For all that, Romania has done remarkably well. Romania’s unemployment rate is only about 7 percent, which by European standards is remarkably low. Its annual growth rate stands at more than 3 percent, which is conversely high. In talking to Romanians, it is hard to see into their hearts. They seem a gracious and friendly people, with a measure of distrust and a taste for conspiracy no greater than the norm for this region. What is remarkable about the Romanians is that they are unremarkable. They have emerged from a nightmare inflicted by one of their own and have regained their balance.

 

Ceausescu aside, the nightmare was initiated by the Soviets, who were drawn in by the Germans. This has resulted in a lasting national trait: When the Russians act, it strikes fear deep into the Romanian heart. When the Russians act and the Germans have a hand in the action, the Romanians’ worst nightmare is realized. Their reaction doesn’t manifest itself as with the Poles, who are always committed to the decisive confrontation. Instead, the nightmare scenario elicits a more cautious and sinewy response involving the search for a way both to resist and if necessary to accommodate. Above all, it elicits a search for allies, preferably far enough away not to occupy them and strong enough to offer meaningful support. Obviously, the Americans are tailor-made for this role, so long as they don’t overstep their bounds and generate fears of domination.

 

The Ukrainian Factor

 

Events in Ukraine have, of course, set this process in motion. Remarkably, the United States, which remained a bystander other times, has gotten quickly and significantly involved this time around. There is no question in Romania as to the importance of Ukraine to Russia, nor any belief that the Russians will let go of it. My view is that Russia will not let go, but will let things quiet down a bit. The Russian gamble is that no matter what the outcome of Ukraine’s elections, the Ukrainians will be unable to form a coherent government. If that is true, then the Russians can pick the Ukrainians apart over time, returning to the status quo ante. Therefore, the Russians will wait. Time, if this view is correct, is on the Russians’ side.

 

The Russians do not want to be excessively aggressive for another reason: namely, Germany. The Germans do not want to go beyond occasional rhetoric in confronting Russia. In fact, they don’t want to confront Russia at all. They want to do business with Russia. I heard several times that the Germans have already opted to align themselves with Russia for commercial reasons. In my view, German policy is moving in that direction, but the deal is not yet sealed. In the same way that Russian President Vladimir Putin rushed to China to gain at least the appearance of strategic options, so, too, Putin wants as deep a relationship with Germany as he can get. He will not be excessively and overtly aggressive until and unless he must be. The Germans cannot be seen as simply abandoning their European allies, and Putin cannot put them in that position

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The Russians want to quiet Ukraine down for another reason. Crises galvanize Americans to act rapidly, and frequently, effectively. Crises that are dying down cause the Americans to pause and consider the direction of events. As Biden’s visit to Romania indicated, Washington moves fast in crisis mode. The Russians can control the tempo of American actions by cooling things down in Ukraine — or so they think. And this is precisely what worries the Romanians. They see themselves as having a long-term Russian problem. At the moment, they are making a large bet that the Americans will follow through on their commitments and interest even as the Russians dial down the immediate crisis.

 

Fairly or not, the Romanians see the Obama administration as insufficiently engaged and heedless of the dangers the Russians pose. They also see the administration as intensely critical of Romania’s culture of corruption — which the Romanians admit is a problem — but intensely interested in military and political coordination. They understand the United States, which is what worries them. On the one hand, they will be courted intensely by the vice president only to be condemned by the State Department, and expected to expose themselves to Russian retaliation. I tried to explain the complexities of being American. The Romanians’ sympathy was restrained. They think they heard a real commitment from the American side, but they simply don’t know how genuine it is.

 

In the course of various conversations I tried to explain my view of the situation. The United States has a pattern of engagement in Europe. It postpones intervention to the last moment, builds alliance structures, supports allies with economic and military aid, and then waits until late in the game to intervene, always hoping it won’t have to. Biden’s and Hagel’s visits are part of the process of creating a regional bloc to contain the Russians and to establish a framework for military aid. Intervention comes much later, if ever.

 

The Romanians are more comfortable with this than the Poles are, who have asked for 10,000 NATO troops on their territory. The Romanians have no such expectations. They are also prepared to increase their defense budget to 2 percent of gross domestic product, which is significant for Europe these days. But they expect the United States to help finance the cost of the weapons they need to purchase. Expecting credit when facing the Russians, however, is no more reasonable than subjecting a country to State Department criticism while the Defense Department is urging risk taking. The Romanians ultimately feel that the U.S. intent isn’t clear.

 

U.S. Goals

 

The American intent at this point is to maintain an independent, pro-Western Ukraine. That might simply not be possible. But the problem is that in having this goal, and pursuing it to some effect, the United States has convinced the Russians that it intends to break the Russian Federation by denying it an essential sphere of influence. The Russians have now concluded that whatever happens in this round in Ukraine, this process will not end.

 

Whatever the American thoughts initially, they are realizing that the Russian threat to Ukraine is permanent, and that whatever happens in Ukraine, it will extend to countries like Romania. And Romania particularly matters to the Russians for two reasons. First, Romania is on the Black Sea, and the Black Sea is Russia’s southern maritime access to the world. That’s why they had to hold Sevastopol, and that’s why Odessa mattered so much. The Russians are aware that they need access to the Bosporus, controlled by the Turks. Still, American aircraft in Romania and Romanian ships in the Black Sea could complicate the Russians’ lives substantially, including their power in the Caucasus, since Georgia is on the Black Sea as well. It should be noted that boosting naval power is on the Romanian-American agenda, and both countries understand the challenge this creates for Russia.

 

The second challenge is that Romania is potentially capable of producing significant hydrocarbons, including oil. The Russians’ only real card in this game is their energy sales to Europe. If they withhold it, the pressure is enormous and that economic pressure can be converted to political power. Germany’s attitude is influenced by several things, but energy dependence is certainly one of the main ones.

 

There is no simple energy alternative to Russia, but one can be cobbled together from several sources, if not to replace Russian energy then to mitigate its power. Romania has energy and other resources to contribute to this, and the public statement issued by the United States and Romania included a commitment by Romania to focus on energy production as a critical element of the partnership. This is not as easy as it sounds. Romania has a reputation abroad for enormous complexity and unreliability in its permitting process.

 

This is another point where Romania’s new strategy intersects with Russian interests. The Romanian view is that the Russians are extending their influence throughout the region, but particularly in Romania. They do it by the traditional means of using their intelligence services to try to manipulate the political process in Romania. As important, they can use commercial relations to weave networks of influence that are designed to make it costly for Romania to resist the Russians. The Russians are particularly adept at using Gazprom, its subsidiaries and other Russian energy companies to purchase and invest in Romanian and regional companies. The deals are never unattractive to either side in business terms, but they also serve to put the Russians in a position to shape both energy policy and political dynamics. This what I call commercial imperialism: the use of deals, particularly in energy, to create blocking points within the political system when Russian interests are threatened. This is not confined to Romania; the Russians use this tool to shape the behavior of other countries. Though certainly far less unpleasant than Soviet occupation, it nevertheless poses a challenge to U.S. influence.

 

Moldova, Energy and Russian Subtlety

 

There is another dimension to all of this, namely, Moldova. Moldova is ethnically Romanian but has been dominated by the Soviet Union and before that the Russian Empire. It is a place that survives by its wits and by accommodating Russian influence. It is an important place in the sense that if it were to be occupied by the Russians, Moscow would have access to the Prut River, with only a plain between it and Bucharest. If Moldova were to join Romania, then NATO would be on the Dniester River, less than a hundred miles from Odessa.

 

But such calculations matter only in wartime, and the Russians are inherently weak. Their single advantage is energy exports, and that advantage depends on the world price of oil, where they make their real profits. They do not control that price and in the future it is possible that the United States, suddenly a massive producer of oil, will be pushing the price downward. If that happens, there is little left for them.

 

But that won’t happen for a couple of years, if it happens at all. And the full strength of the United States will not be at Romania’s call for a few years, if it does become available. And Romania’s obligation to produce energy won’t manifest itself for a couple of years. So here in southeastern Europe, the Russians have a window of opportunity to create a framework that can withstand the winter that is coming.

 

 

They cannot live without Ukraine. They cannot take Romania. With or without the Americans, the Russians aren’t strong enough for that. What they can do is manipulate, subvert, confuse and deflect. They need to undermine the Romanian entente with the United States, and they are skilled at the political maneuvering needed to do that. To many in Romania, Russia is near and strong, America far and indecisive. This was pointed out to me at one meeting. I replied: “In the 20th Century, the United States has won three wars in Europe. How many have the Romanians won?”

 

The most remarkable thing about Romania and even Europe as a whole is that in spite of the historical reality that the United States wins European wars, there is a view of the United States that it is naive, unfocused and bumbling. This goes beyond this administration to every administration I can recall. And yet, it is the United States that decides the fate of Europe consistently.

 

The Romanians know this, but they still feel that the Russians are more clever and capable than the United States. I think the reason is that the Russians move with enormous subtlety and complexity. They do this to compensate for their weakness. The United States operates more simply. It can afford to; it is playing from strength. For now, the Romanians accept this, but their acceptance is fragile. It depends on political consistency on the part of the United States, but with great distance come options and the ability to change one’s mind. Romania is here and can’t go elsewhere. It can only change alliances and hope for the best, something both sides need to consider.

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NATO Allies Actively Assisting Russian Military? Unacceptable


Russia to Ukraine - Back in USSR toon

Did you know NATO members are making military deals with Russia while that nation’s President Vladimir Putin is slowly carving up Ukraine for the new Russian Empire? In case you are too young let me remind you that NATO was formed after WWII specifically to present a united front against the Russian dominated Soviet Union. That old USSR was really a Communist Empire that incorporated independent nations by force to be under Russian Communist sovereignty. As soon as the Communist system of the Soviet Union collapsed all those former Socialist Republics separated politically from Russia establishing independence as sovereign nations. Ukraine IS one of those nations.

 

As American voters should we allow our political leaders to continue sharing military whether by sales or donation with a reasserting Russian Empire?

 

 

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NATO Allies Actively Assisting Russian Military? Unacceptable

 

By Daniel Kochis

May 21, 2014 at 10:17 am

Heritage Foundation – The Foundry

 

Ukrainian soldiers and police remain willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to fend off Russia’s attempts to take over eastern Ukraine — last week, seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another seven wounded when they were ambushed by separatists near Kramatorsk.

 

But so far, beyond hoping for some kind of face-saving diplomatic solution, U.S. leadership has been nearly nonexistent. In fact, while Russia attempts to carve up Ukraine, some NATO allies continue to assist Russia with weapons sales and logistical support for the Russian navy.

 

Spain continues to allow Russian naval vessels to use its cities along the coast of North Africa to refuel and resupply. Some of the same Russian navy ships that have docked in Spanish territory have sailed aggressively close to the coasts of other NATO allies, including, most recently, the United Kingdom.

 

Meanwhile, France refuses to halt the sale of two amphibious assault ships to Russia that are capable of holding 16 helicopters, four landing craft, 70 armored vehicles, and 450 troops.

 

NATO is suffering from a lack of leadership. The United States must recommit itself to transatlantic security and develop realistic policies for U.S.-Russia relations moving forward. Vice President Joe Biden is on a four-day trip to Europe, in which he will visit Romania and Cyprus. On his trip, he must carry two strong messages to our allies in NATO:

 

o   The United States is wholly committed to the NATO alliance, especially to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of allies in Eastern Europe.

 

o   NATO member states giving assistance to the Russian military is entirely unacceptable and should be halted immediately.

 

Deterring Russia’s aggression against NATO allies in Eastern Europe requires a strong, united front. It is past time for our allies in Western Europe to stop assisting the Russian military and to stand in unison against Moscow’s aggression. So far, the Obama administration has failed to show real leadership on the crisis in Ukraine. Convincing our allies to stop supporting the Russian military seems like a good place to start.

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U.S./Europe LNG Cooperation can Bring Prosperity


Active LNG Facilities USA map

U.S./Europe LNG Cooperation can Bring Prosperity

John R. Houk

© April 29, 2014

 

There is the potential for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) to become the new boon for the U.S. economy. The cost of liquefying LGN is cost effective enough to meet a growing foreign demand for LNG in light of the current Russian extortion of some of its former Communist empire nations and Western Europe. The hat trick is to get busy in building enough terminals for exporting and importing to liquefy natural gas then ship it overseas then re-vaporize LNG to make it usable for European costumers.

 

My concern is that socialist and emerging former Communist nations of Europe may neither have the technical expertise or the financial capital to quickly and safely build that which is needed to create a market that is competitive enough to make the Russians think twice about its oil and gas extortion of Europe.

 

What would it take? It is my humble (and definitely not expert) opinion that something on the scale of the old Marshall Plan (SEE Also HERE) that was used to rebuild war crumbled economies of Europe that essentially raised Free Europe to a competitive edge with the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (aka USSR or Russian Communist Empire). This time Russia is using the economic force of its natural resources rather than Communist ideology to call shots that are beneficial to Kremlin perceived Russian National Interests.

 

I pray President Barack Hussein Obama has an epiphany that for all his governing debacles on foreign and domestic policy he sees the opportunity to do one thing that can be an actual positive for a Presidential legacy. That would entail the unlikely scenario of closing his eyes and ears to the fear mongering of Environmental Marxists, Climate Change delusions and Agenda 21 sustainability projects that threaten the sovereignty and Liberty of Americans. If Obama can get past those kind of Leftists he could pull a Reagan and stop Russia in it National Interest tracks without firing a shot and bring some much needed prosperity to the USA which in turn will increase tax revenue (without crazy taxation) and start the ball rolling on reducing the U.S. deficit.

 

Yeah I know that is a lot of “ands”; nevertheless a successful LNG building program benefitting Europe and America would cause such economic gain that if or (hopefully when) Conservatives take over Congress and the Oval Office there would be great hesitation to open the dirty books I believe will expose Obama as one of the most corrupt Presidents this nation has had since the scandal riddled Administration of Ulysses S. Grant (SEE Also HERE). Obama success with a LNG economic scenario between the USA and Europe would create a situation which no one would want to darken with past nefarious actions.

 

Here is a video that will enable to visualize the potential of exporting wealth even though the video looks at the ease of importing LNG.

 

VIDEO: LNG The Facts Video

 

Now with all this in mind you need to contact your Congressman to show your support for HR 6 which has the name Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act. This House Resolution if passes gets the ball rolling on exporting LNG to Europe so that nations have less dependence on energy resources from Russia. I am certain other Conservative organizations are supporting this. If you find a favorite one get on board. I heard about HR 6 via a Let Freedom Ring email from Colin Hanna. You can check that out below.

 

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Colin Hanna
President,
Let Freedom Ring

Sent: 4/29/2014 8:59 AM

 

Dear Friend,

This Wednesday a bill that would force the government to allow the export of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe and third world countries will be marked-up in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  The bill is the The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, H.R. 6, and we should all support it right now.
 

Please click here to contact your Congressman and Senators and ask them to support this critical bill.

Colin Hanna, president of Let Freedom Ring, sent the following letter to House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton and Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner:
 
               

“I write to support the swift passage of the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, H.R. 6 and to thank Mr. Gardner for introducing it.  This bill would respond to the urgent need to expand the exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the benefit of the American worker in the current difficult economy and for our friends in Europe and elsewhere who are at the mercy of Russia and Iran for their energy.

               

“The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, H.R. 6, would expedite the approval of export licenses to countries that belong to the World Trade Organization.  Currently export applications are languishing and are only considered for export to countries with which the United States has a free trade agreement.  It would also direct the approval of applications published in the Federal Register before March 6, 2014 without modification or delay.

               

“America’s plentiful natural gas, developed and undeveloped, can be a boon to the U.S. economy and it can help our allies and developing nations gain access to economical energy, giving them an alternative to supplies from Russia and Iran.

 

               

“Studies and reports from the Department of Energy, the House Committee on Commerce and Energy, and others have found that there is great interest in the world in American natural gas.  Now is the time to take this simple step to create more American jobs and strengthen our national security.”

 

 

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD IN WASHINGTON. LET US HELP YOU CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS TO SUPPORT H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act.

 

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o   Limited (Federal) government

 

o   Separation of powers (Judiciary not legislating, etc.)

 

§  Economic Freedom

 

o   Free enterprise and equal opportunity

 

o   Social Security Reform — to achieve financial independence, not dependence

 

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Praise the Lord and Pass the Putin


Putin Jester toon

Norma Zager manages to use humor to drive home the point that Vladimir Putin is forcing the world to respect Russia and realize President Barack Hussein has transformed America into a weak doormat being prepared to be trampled upon.

 

I suspect American Baby Boomers will latch on to the humor-analogies quicker because their historical presence during classic TV, Old Movies (but not ancient) and a smattering of knowledge of past current events. Enjoy!

 

JRH 3/19/14

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Praise the Lord and Pass the Putin

Putin, What a Riot!  (The New James Bond)

 

By Norma Zager

Sent: 3/19/2014 10:59 AM

 

There is a rumor that a big Hollywood producer has approached Putin to do his own Reality Show. Why? Because Putin makes good TV.  He is easily the most entertaining Russian leader since Khrushchev, who blustered and beat his shoes on desks. What a kick to watch.

 

So what is it about Putin that makes him so much fun?  After all, the moron in North Korea is an ignoramus and has definitely replaced Tattoo as the short funny guy on that Fantasy Island he inhabits. Yet, he still has the kid in class who thinks he’s cool, and sits and picks his nose and grosses everyone out vibe.

 

But back to Putin. He is the new generation of Russian leader.  He talks to the world leaders and winks into the camera.  We get it.  He rides shirtless on a horse like some wanna be Beckham and the world laughs.

 

There is a definite feeling that even James Bond would have a hellava time getting rid of this Russian.

 

So what is his appeal, if that is really the word to describe a former Russian KGB agent?

 

I suggest the real reason people are amused by Putin is because he is actually a Bond character. A real life Fleming villain minus the pussycat on his lap.  Okay, so he has the horse.

 

In a world where each morning we awaken to a new set of horrifying realities, he is the comic relief.

 

It’s as if he is simply a product of the comedy mind of the Daily Show and not a real guy. Just made up so Stewart can point and use him for the laugh.  And laugh we do.

 

He walks in and takes Crimea without firing a damn shot, and we yuk it up.

 

Why? Because he lies and makes stuff up and John Kerry makes that face that says, “yeah, right what a liar,” and we laugh harder.

 

Why? Because all our politicians lie to us, and we are conditioned to accept the lies and say, “okay so they lie. What do you expect?”

 

And that’s the problem.  We have come to expect our leaders to lie, be dishonest, act ridiculous and do everything to harm us and we just laugh and shrug our shoulders.

 

Something has definitely changed in the last forty years because we were not laughing at Nixon. Nobody found him amusing at all.  Woodward and Bernstein put their lives on the line to bring a president down because he was dishonest.

 

Now when our president lies, the media swear to it and get a tingle down their leg.

 

So whose problem is the lack of accountability with our leaders? Is it the American people, the media or the politicians who like dogs will hump anything in sight if they can; or is it merely the times?  And do we have the ability to reset, and yes I used the term purposely.

 

If Putin is funny and Obama can do no wrong, or is it he can do wrong and it’s just all right, then who is really responsible for the lack of respect for the people running the world?

 

Russia and the United States are still powers without equal. Angela Merkel told Obama Putin doesn’t speak like he’s in this world. Okay, so what world does she suspect he’s in? Is she perhaps alluding to the fact he is an alien? Maybe the one who stole the Malaysian plane and flew it up to Mars with a stopover at the Crimean border?

 

Putin still has the firepower to end the world if he wishes, and we can match and top him for sure.

 

When is it no longer funny and simply tragic to watch?

 

I have heard so many people ask, “Really what’s our business if Putin takes Crimea?”

 

If Europe doesn’t care why should we? And that’s a good point.  Hard to find a comeback for that one, but I will try.

 

In 1994 we signed a paper telling Ukraine we had their back. What has changed? When did the United States stop caring about the bullies on the playground beating up the little guys?

 

When was it okay to walk away?

 

When Syrian children are being murdered?

 

When our ambassadors are murdered?

 

When Iran tweets we are idiots?

 

I’m confused.  No wonder.  Our foreign policy, whatever that may be, changes daily, even hourly. Where the hell is John Wayne when we need him?

 

Oops, someone will accuse me of living with a 1980’s cold war mentality.  What’s so cold about nukes?

 

Putin, the reset, American foreign policy.

 

Oddly we jumped in feet first to oust Mubarak, oust Kaddafi and pitched a fit over Syria then backed down when Putin stepped in and said, “I’ll handle this guy, after all were buds.”

 

Begs the question; who is getting handled here?

 

We just watch as Putin runs into convenience store and grabs a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of scotch and runs out before the owner sees him.

 

He has become that guy who will pull the stunts and the crap no one else has the guts to do, and we just go along for the thrill.

 

If Putin lived in America, he would be governor of Texas, riding bareback across his twenty acre spread, munching on a barbecue rib and guzzling a Bud. 

 

A good old boy.  We are not intimidated by him, because he is so familiar, we know this guy.

 

Hard to tell the good guys from the bad, when each claims they are in the right, and all their friends swear to their lies.

 

Annette Funicello died last year.  If you weren’t paying attention you may not have noticed.

 

Mouseketeers, Putin, what’s the point here?  Just this; an era has ended and we hardly noticed. Our youth is gone and with it decency, civility and right and wrong have left the building.

 

There are new sheriffs in town; ones we don’t know or recognize, scary black presences that are more frightening than Michael Landon dressed as a teenage werewolf.

 

Once the line, “To Serve Man is a cookbook,” scared the hell out of me and sent chills down my spine, now it’s the phrase, Russian Reset.

 

Pass the ribs and crack open a Bud; they’re cooking our goose for dinner.

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Edited by John R. Houk

 

Norma Zager is an award-winning investigative journalist and author.  Her passion for Israel has driven her to dedicate the past decade writing and having a radio show about Israel.

 

This is the latest in the series “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” a collaboration between Zager and Bussel, a foreign correspondent reporting from Israel.

 

Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related.  Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.

 

 

© Israel Monitor, March 2014

 

First Published March 18, 2014

Liberate Ukraine


Ukraine-Russia crisis as of 3-5-14

Justin Smith writes about Ukrainian prospects. The Maidan protesters were influential in getting the corrupt Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych kicked out of Office by the Ukrainian Parliament; however Justin indicates Ukrainian voters may face future choices of corrupt candidates for President in the next election. It seems to me Ukrainian voters may have to find a leader from their grassroots able to sway voters. It reminds me of the difficulty among Conservative Republicans being continuously let down by the Republican Establishment.

 

JRH 3/9/14

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Liberate Ukraine

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 3/8/2014 10:38 PM

 

The protesters in Independence Square have suffered a long train of abuses and usurpations from a succession of presumably democratically elected governments that consistently have sunk into the depths of corruption and arbitrary, illegal and despotic actions, forcing the people to oppose them and unify for the salvation of Ukraine. They did not initially ask for President Viktor Yanukovych’s removal, only that he honor the European Union – Ukraine Association Agreement. But, several hundred wounded and over eighty dead, at Yanukovych’s orders and Putin’s direction changed everything and created a call for new Guards, which is any freedom-loving people’s right.

The ouster of Yanukovych from office by the Ukrainian Parliament was no more a coup than was U.S. President Richard Nixon’s resignation over Watergate. Yanukovych was abandoned by his own Regions Party and accused of embezzling $40 billion over three years and betraying Ukraine. Assertions by Russian media and Putin that this was a “fascist coup” are outright Stalinist propaganda tactics, and pundits, such as Phil Valentine (Cumulus Radio), repeatedly calling this a “coup” are ignorant of the East-West dynamics, the ongoing trade war between the EU and Russia, and parliamentary procedures and “votes of no confidence.”

For months the protesters of Maidan held Berkut anti-riot police at bay, as they were injured and killed. They treated their wounded, prayed over their dead, and they fought for their right to form a new state governed, hopefully, by moral leaders, free from corruption. And now, they have been stunned by a new sense of betrayal, a new group of oligarchs, driving Mercedes and BMWs, form the interim government in the name of Ukraine’s people.

Betrayals came one after another, once Yanukovych appeared in Russia. Putin violated several international treaties by invading Crimea, as the European Union ringed their collective hands over Putin’s threats to raise gas prices from Gazprom, and Obama frantically floundered around the U.S.-Russian “reset button”, giving empty lip-service to sanctions no one will honor; don’t look for Russia’s removal from the G-8 either, since Chancellor Angela Merkel is pursuing angles for Germany during this internationally clustered imbroglio.

Ukrainians have long sought closer ties with the EU and the U.S. and their markedly freer cultures and political systems, not Putin and Russia. Five-hundred thousand dollars have gone towards this goal annually, since 2011, through the U.S. Agency for International Development [USAID], because many influential Ukrainians, such as Vitali Klitshko – member of Ukraine Parliament, feared Yanukovych’s growing subservience to Putin; Putin’s $15 billion bribe was intended to coax Ukraine into his Eurasian Union, and, in appealing to Yanukovych’s corrupt nature, it effectively sabotaged the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: So, an East-West confrontation emerged, which is based on Putin’s desire to keep Russian hegemony in the region and enhance his own power.

The new interim President of Ukraine, Oleksandr Tuchynov, is a Baptist pastor and the one time head of the SBU (Ukraine’s secret service), which was essentially an extension of the KGB during the old USSR days. He is also Yulia Tymoshenko’s right hand man, and while she holds no official post in the new government, she is directing government affairs through him.

Elections are scheduled for May throughout Ukraine, and should Tymoshenko get elected, it will signal the continued reign of oligarchs and communists, along the lines of Leonid Kuchma, Ukrainian president (1994-2005), who ordered the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze in 2000. Many of Tymoshenko’s countrymen refer to her, as “Putin in a skirt.”

A separate referendum is being called for in Crimea in order to decide if Crimea stays with Ukraine or joins Russia. Even though Putin stated he would ensure Ukraine’s territorial integrity last month, he has exacerbated the situation, and he is using this as leverage against the interim government in Kiev, because he can. And, he can because Obama has failed to offer global leadership and clarity of vision, offering in its stead meaningless warnings and weak statements that invited this aggression.

Currently, even if some older ethnic Russian pensioners, the old communist apparatchiks, want to return Crimea to the Russian state, the majority of the Russian-speaking easterners __ Russo-sympathetic __ are not so indoctrinated by Russian propaganda that they would accept slavery in Putin’s totalitarian state over membership in NATO or the EU. At different times during recent history, Crimea has voted to be independent of the Soviet Union (December 1991) and Ukraine (May 1992-rescinded then reconsidered 1994), so Crimea will do what it will. But, all the signatories of the 1975 (non-intervention) Helsinki Final Act and the Budapest Memorandum, which includes the U.S. and the Soviet Union (Russia affirmed 1994) assured Ukraine’s security and territorial integrity.

To imagine Germany today occupying western Poland under a pretext of protecting ethnic Germans living there conveys a strong analogy of the historical offense Putin committed against Ukraine, and it explains the fear that many other nations with Russian minorities and dire memories of Moscow are now experiencing.

George W. Bush attempted to gain NATO membership for both Georgia and Ukraine in 2008, but Europe refused their membership out of fear of Russia’s reaction, and four months later Putin entered Ossetia, claiming then, as now, that he was protecting ethnic Russians. This precise sort of weakness and policy must be rejected by both Europe and future U.S. administrations, not in favor of war but in the name of peace.

If Europe and the U.S. do not help Ukraine resist Russia successfully, who is next? Belarus? Poland?

On March 1, 2014, Jim DeMint, former U.S. Senator from South Carolina, said, “The Ukrainians who rose to demand freedom need to be comforted by our words and intentions, and the thugs in the Kremlin need to fear them” (Heritage Foundation).

Obama will likely not negotiate this crisis well, and this will be a severe geopolitical blow to the U.S., in many respects, and those patriotic activists in Maidan and across Ukraine, who understand that democratic Ukraine is on the frontline of the struggle against authoritarianism. Let us resolve, despite Obama, to see Ukraine enter the EU and NATO under the next administration, if that is truly their desire. Let us immediately erect a tactical nuclear shield, across the European fault lines and aimed directly at Moscow, as was planned for by Ronald Reagan, and only then worry with making Putin pay an economic price. Let us move forward unwilling to permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed and more determined than ever to not tempt our adversaries with weakness, as we prevent one tyranny, once removed, from being replaced by a far more iron tyranny.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

© Justin O. Smith