ASIDE from the inherent dangers in allowing Allah’s Muslim Terrorists within spitting distance of any western border, let alone inside America and Israel, how messed up is it when PC addled leadership bow to the likes of those who won’t tolerate anything smacking of free choice within their Islamic controlled nations? Have they been collectively dropped on their head(s)?? Apparently.
NOW that we have established the basic insanity of said master-slave relationship, it has come to the point that only an uninformed fool or an outright knave would rely on these same leaders – who castrate freedoms to placate the most barbaric monsters the world has known – to save what is left of freedom and liberty throughout the western world.
AT the same time, far be if for this (Jewish) American-Israeli to go all “holy roller” on readers. But there are certain moments in time when (Jewish and Christian) religious textual references are decidedly on target. This is one of those times.
IN the book of Kohelet, Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3, it is written:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
PROFOUND. POWERFUL. ELOQUENT. MASTERFUL.TIMELESS.
AND one needn’t be devoutly religious, nor particularly cerebral, to internalize said pearls of wisdom from King Solomon. Rather, its essence should be viewed as a “gift of gifts” for time immemorial. As some are aware, his crowning achievement was the building of the Holy (Jewish) Temple in Jerusalem. Yes, he ruled from Jerusalem in 967 B.C.E.
NOW, whereas Jewish references always spring to mind, Christians should rely on their own sources to propel them into doing the right thing. As to non-believers, well, it doesn’t take much foresight to realize, with or without a formal belief system, it is downright irrational – aside from being profoundly immoral – to allow the west’s destruction, regardless of all else.
RESULTANT, the following “marching orders” (starting in Oct. 2015) are duly noted:
The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has just described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a “holy war.”
According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s Public Affairs Department,
The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it. The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision on the use of armed forces to defend the People of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. Christians are suffering in the region with the kidnapping of clerics and the destruction of churches. Muslims are suffering no less.
This is not a pretext to justify intervention in Syria. For years, Russia’s Orthodox leaders have been voicing their concern for persecuted Christians. Back in February 2012, the Russian church described to Vladimir Putin the horrific treatment Christians are experiencing around the world, especially under Islam:
The head of External Church Relations, Metropolitan Illarion, said that every five minutes one Christian was dying for his or her faith in some part of the world, specifying that he was talking about such countries as Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan and India. The cleric asked Putin to make the protection of Christians one of the foreign policy directions in future.
“This is how it will be, have no doubt,” Putin answered.
Compare and contrast Putin’s terse response with U.S. President Obama, who denies the connection between Islamic teachings and violence; whose policies habitually empower Christian-persecuting Islamists; who prevents Christian representatives from testifying against their tormentors; and who even throws escaped Christian refugees back to the lions, while accepting tens of thousands of Muslim migrants.
Russian Patriarch Kirill once even wrote an impassioned letter to Obama, imploring him to stop empowering the murderers of Christians. That the patriarch said “I am deeply convinced that the countries which belong to the Christian civilization bear a special responsibility for the fate of Christians in the Middle East” must have only ensured that the letter ended up in the Oval Office’s trash can. After all, didn’t Obama make clear that America is “no longer a Christian nation“?
Of course, Russian concerns for Christian minorities will be cynically dismissed by the insufferable talking heads on both sides. While such dismissals once resonated with Americans, they are becoming less persuasive to those paying attention, as explained in “Putin’s Crusade—Is Russia the Last Defender of the Christian Faith?”
For those of us who grew up in America being told that the godless communist atheists in Russia were our enemies, the idea that America might give up on God and Christianity while Russia embraces religion might once have been difficult to accept. But by 2015, the everyday signs in America show a growing contempt for Christianity, under the first president whose very claims of being a Christian are questionable. The exact opposite trend is happening for Russia and its leaders—a return to Christian roots.
Indeed, growing numbers of Americans who have no special love for Russia or Orthodoxy—from billionaire capitalist Donald Trump to evangelical Christians—are being won over by Putin’s frank talk and actions.
How can they not? After one of his speeches praising the West’s Christian heritage—a thing few American politicians dare do—Putin concluded with something that must surely resonate with millions of traditional Americans: “We must protect Russia from that which has destroyed American society”—a reference to the anti-Christian liberalism and licentiousness that has run amok in the West.
Even the Rev. Franklin Graham’s response to Russia’s military intervention in Syria seems uncharacteristically positive, coming as it is from the head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which for decades spoke against the godless Soviets: “What Russia is doing may save the lives of Christians in the Middle East…. You understand that the Syrian government … have protected Christians, they have protected minorities from the Islamists.”
ALAS, it is unfathomable that well-known patriots in America and Israel – the twin pillars of western civilization – shouldn’t do the same, standing shoulder to shoulder, thus, PUBLICLY announcing a “holy” war charge of their own! To hell with the respective leaders. Let them rail.
IT bears highlighting that top Rabbinical leadership in Israel have recently proclaimed their own “holy” war against the aforementioned barbarians, takingIsrael’s feckless and clueless leadership to task for failing to stop the shedding of Jewish blood with an iron fist.
Dozens of leading rabbis on Sunday evening took part in a special “Emergency Conference for the Security of the Nation of Israel in the Holy Land,” where they spoke about the scourge of the current Arab terror wave that has claimed 34 victims’ lives since last September.
The conference was held at the Bostoner Rebbe’s Torah study center in Jerusalem’s northwestern Har Nof neighborhood, and Arutz Sheva was on hand for exclusive coverage of the event.
Those taking part included the Bostoner Rebbe Rabbi Levi Yitzhak Horowitz, Tzfat (Safed) Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Bnei Brak Chief Rabbi Moshe Landau, Temple Institute head Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, American-born Har Nof Rabbi and Torah lecturer Rabbi Sholom Gold and many others.
“The only way to uproot the Arab murderers’ wave of terror in the Holy Land is by the Israeli government standing firm that there will never be negotiations on territories of the Holy Land, (and giving) an expression of remorse over the previous withdrawals and ‘the wretched declaration’ of two states for two people’s,” wrote the rabbis in a summary after the conference.
They also addressed the “stupid” statements by senior politicians in the government and senior IDF brass that harm the honor of the nation of Israel and IDF soldiers. The statement is an apparent reference to IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot’s rejection of the Talmudic dictum of “when someone comes to kill you – kill him first” as a “slogan” in February, and his subsequent backing from leading ministers.
“Every Arab terrorist who goes out from his home with an intention to harm Jews loses the right to exist, and they should be shot without any superfluous considerations,” declared the rabbis.
Condemning the generals and politicians, they quoted Deuteronomy 20:8, saying, “those who don’t want to act in this way should not take on a role of responsibility for the security of Israel – ‘the man that is fearful and faint-hearted let him go and return unto his house.'”
They also warned against a unity government with the leftist Zionist Union, noting that the party and its members “declare openly their desire to spur on the negotiations on giving up territories.”
EVEN so, it is hallucinatory to expect that America’s Rabbinical (and communal) leadership (including its Orthodox stream, one which is very familiar on this end…but never mind….) will stand upright and resolute. After all, they are, for the most part, the same weak-minded supine Rabbinical leadership – like their predecessors pre and during the Holocaust – who were too terrified to go up against Washington’s dictates. History repeats. Wretched leaders.
BACK to Russia’s thrust.
AS to the fact that said “marching orders” (again, which began in Oct. 2015) are hailing from the Russian Orthodox Church (whose close association to Putin’s leadership clearly means that his stamp of approval is atop it, giving top clergy the head’s up to declare “holy” war on Islam’s jihadists), it shouldn’t in any way obviate its clear-eyed necessity for the west’s survival.
IN other words, just because western patriots have exactly nothing in common with Russia’s iron-fisted and red-based leadership, it doesn’t mean that following their lead on this existential issue isn’t the right path forward. On target. Effectively, even a broken clock can be right from time to time.
THUS, with all due deliberation and forethought, this site OPENLY declares its own “holy” war on Allah’s Muslim Terrorists! How many fellow Americans and Israelis are willing to join in? That’s the only meaningful (and open) question.
“IF not us, who? If not now, when?”
– HILLEL THE ELDER (110 BC – 10 AD)
Hillel went to Jerusalem and spent 40 years in study there; for the remainder of his life, he acted as the spiritual head of the Jewish people. Hillel founded the House of Hillel School for Tannaïm (Sages of the Mishnah) and is also associated with the development of the Talmud, Rabbinic Judaism’s central text.
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