". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I Hope He's Wrong

Farewell to Zion - Cliff Thier (From American Thinker)

This is one of the saddest and scariest things I have read in a long time. (I guess that's not really the best way to get you to read it, huh?) It's an article by an American Jewish lawyer in Connecticut who argues on this Passover Day that the nation of Israel will soon be a mere hiccup in history. A few excerpts:

"It seems clear as can be. You'd have to be a fool, willfully blind, an American Jew even, not to see it.

Israel has no other options. If there is to be an Israel two years from now, it must flatten the Iranian nuclear program immediately.

I'm afraid, terrified, that it is already too late. Time has run out. The end of the Jewish state is closing in. And there is nothing that can be done to save it. Thoughts will all too soon turn to saving and resettling the six million Jews who now live there."

"Israel knows it must do take out the nuclear weapons capability of Iran. And yet, Israel will not be able to do it. Not because it doesn't have the military might to do so. And not because it lacks the will. But because Barack Obama will order the United States Air Force to stand in its way if it tries. Between the airfields of Israel and the reactors and research labs and storage facilities of Iran sit the armed forces of the United States and its hundreds of planes, missiles and radar. With our bases in Iraq and those floating in the Persian Gulf, the United States separates Israel and Iran. Obama would have to give his okay for Israel to pass. Obama will not.

In fact, he will have the United States erect an armed barrier to Israel."

"Still, if that is not enough for you, then think of Obama's trip abroad last week. Anyone with any doubt that America's friendships have changed need only look at the photograph of Obama bowing before the robed medieval autocrat running the regime called Saudi Arabia (you will have to look on the Internet because the major dailies, news magazines and broadcast networks refuse to show this photo to you). . . .

Bowing is not a greeting exchanged between equals in the Saudi's world. It is an acknowledgment by the person bowing that he is inferior to the person receiving the bow. Unreciprocated bowing is an act of supplication. An act whereby subjects pledge loyalty before their king. No president before Obama ever bowed before a foreign leader, let alone an absolute monarch and guardian of Mecca and Medina."

"Israel was our old friend. Yesterday's friend. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia -- the property of the Saud family -- is our new friend. Things change. Obama has made his choice. Obama has made our choice for us. He has made America's choice. And made it in the open and clearly enough even for the willfully blind -- that is, American Jews -- to see."

"And, centuries from now, if there are still Jews, and if they still have Passover Seders, they will speak of that last chapter for the Jews when -- for only 64 years -- Jews lived and governed themselves in the land of Israel. The years when they were not unwanted guests in other people's houses. . . .

Those of us who helped bring the end of Israel to pass, can asked God's forgiveness every year on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. And, on every Passover, we can all hold hands and recite the Kaddish for the nation of Israel that once was.

We should all begin to prepare ourselves for that day. It's almost here."

The middle section of the article, from which I did not quote, provides a detailed outline of how Mr. Thier believes this scenario will come to pass. I hope and pray Mr. Thier is wrong.

1 comment:

Susan said...

God is stripping us of our idols in many and various ways -- taking away retirement accounts and liberties to which we have become accustomed. For those in America whose idol is Zionism and how it's going to usher in the Millenium, it is possible that the end of the State of Israel will be how God crushes that idol for them.

We need to be looking more and more at the stories in the history of Israel/Judah just before the captivity, and how God did things that looked like they surely had to be contrary to His purposes. I mean, think about it -- destroying the Temple and having the Ark go missing, and all His people carted off to a foreign land where they could not make their sacrifices which God had told them to make? All they had left was the promise that He would make of them a great nation (that is, the Church) and give them the land and send the Messiah through them. And it looked like He had reneged on it all. But He hadn't. What we're going to be living through in the near future is nothing like the "abandonment" that Judah saw from God. But He hadn't abandoned them, and He won't abandon us. But it is going to hurt.