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Mediterranean Diet Enriched With Olive Oil May Protect Bone Americans do not use much olive oil. I cannot state too strongly how important this oil is for your health. Everyone should take three tablespoons a day. Please do not buy the inexpensive oil in the supermarket. You want virgin, cold pressed oil which is NOT heated or produced with chemicals. This oil is more expensive but well worth it.
The different brands have different tastes, so you might want to try several until you find the taste you like.
“Age-related bone mass loss and decreased bone strength affects women and men alike are an important determinant of osteoporosis and fracture risk. Studies have shown that the incidence of osteoporosis in Europe is lower in the Mediterranean basin. The traditional Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, with a high intake of olives and olive oil could be one of the environmental factors underlying this difference.’
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May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you.
“Probably no food has been more vilified than the egg. I have heard all the lines: “My doctor told me to avoid eggs.” “Eggs raise your cholesterol levels.” “Eggs cause heart disease.” But I can assure you that there is no better food in the world than an organic egg. Eggs are the only food source that contains a full complement of essential amino acids — the building blocks for protein in the body. Eggs are the best source for amino acids. Yet in my practice, I see many patients with deficiencies of amino acids. Organic eggs also provide healthy sources of protein and fat. Adequate protein and fat help absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.”
“Men who have metabolic syndrome can help protect their hearts by eating grapes, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers found that men who ate grapes reduced blood pressure, improved blood flow and reduced inflammation. Natural components found in grapes, known as polyphenols, are thought to be responsible for these beneficial effects.”
Study found MS treatment boosts vitamin D production “The authors also discovered that participants with sufficient vitamin D levels on IFN-β treatment had a decreased risk of relapse when compared to patients with insufficient vitamin D levels.”
Sun exposure: Benefits beyond D production The following is just one benefit:
Treats skin diseases. These diseases include treatment of lupus vulgaris, psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis and localized scleroderma. Why phototherapy works in the treatment of these diseases is not completely understood (usually broadband UVB or narrow-band UVB, but sometimes UVA also), researchers do know of some mechanisms during phototherapy. UV radiation reduces the rate of cell proliferation in the skin, activation and proliferation of melanocytes, reduction of T-lymphocytes, and reduction of Langerhans and mast cells.”
Daily Chocolate Boosts Brain Function If you know someone with dementia, get them drinking cocoa right away. I have taught this for years. More research now confirms this.
“Scores significantly improved in the ability to relate visual stimuli to motor responses, working memory, task-switching and verbal memory for those drinking the high and intermediate flavanol drinks. Participants drinking daily higher levels of flavanol drinks had significantly higher overall cognitive scores than those participants drinking lower-levels. Insulin resistance, blood pressure and oxidative stress also decreased in those drinking high and intermediate levels of flavanols daily Changes in insulin resistance explained about 40 percent of the composite scores for improvements in cognitive functioning.”
Food ingredient linked to Alzheimer’s “Diacetyl, a flavoring used to produce the buttery flavor and aroma in some processed food may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, U.S. researchers say.”
Antibiotics Tied to Liver Damage I use antibiotics as only the last resort. Try and build up your immune system, so you do not need antibiotics. They are not candy but have side effects, especially in your intestines. After finishing antibiotics, you should immediately take probiotics to restore the flora in the gut. Again, antibiotics are not candy but can have powerful side effects that can cause you severe trouble.
“A new study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found moxifloxacin and levofloxacin – two widely used broad-spectrum “fluoroquinolone” antibiotics prescribed for bacterial infections – more than double the risk of acute liver damage in people who take them.”
Chemical in many antibacterial soaps linked with impaired muscle function I recommend that for mouthwash you use Hydrogen peroxide and use a mineral stick for deodorant. Stay away from as many chemicals as possible.
“Introduced in the 1970s, the compound triclosan has become an increasingly popular ingredient in many antibacterial soaps and other personal-care items, such as deodorants and mouthwashes. However, as the chemical’s popularity continues to grow, a recent report has raised concerns about some frightening risks that triclosan could pose to public health.”
Remember you alone are responsible for your health. 08/15/12
The Middle East War
Zechariah 9:10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.
The sounds of war are now at even a higher level. It is getting deafening! All the playing for the Obadiah war are coming into focus. I have no idea how much longer this high-pitched rhetoric can continue without war breaking out.
Once again, I posted a lot of articles to keep you up to date on what is happening. It is now “fast and furious”.
Hezbollah Says It Has Rockets to Kill ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Israelis 08/17/12 Israel will have to quickly destroy Hezbollah because of the missiles. This is why I say this is going to be a fast incredibly bloody war.
“The Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah said on Friday it could kill tens of thousands of Israelis by striking specific targets in Israel with what it described as precision-guided rockets. “I tell the Israelis that you have a number of targets, not a large number … that can be hit with precision rockets … which we have,” Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said in a broadcast speech.”
Luke 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (28) And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Israel and the Middle East War
‘Tumour’ of Israel will soon be destroyed: Ahmadinejad 08/17/12 This is urgent as Ahmadinejad can sense the war coming or maybe he knows that Iran will start it. He believes that allah is going to send the Mahdi to give Iran the victory and for Islam to take over the world. THE ONLY WAY IRAN CAN BE STOPPED IS BY WAR.
“Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an annual anti-Israel protest in Tehran on Friday that the Jewish state was a “cancerous tumour” that will soon be excised, drawing a strong US rebuke.
US National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told AFP that if Iran was as concerned about human rights as Ahmadinejad said in his speech in support of the Palestinians, then it should stop supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Ahmadinejad’s diatribe against Israel in his Quds (Jerusalem) Day address was the latest in a long line to have drawn criticism from Western governments.
“The Zionist regime and the Zionists are a cancerous tumour,” he said.
“The nations of the region will soon finish off the usurper Zionists in the Palestinian land…. A new Middle East will definitely be formed. With the grace of God and help of the nations, in the new Middle East there will be no trace of the Americans and Zionists,” he said.
“They (the Israelis) know very well they don’t have the ability” to successfully attack Iran, foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency.
“If they make a mistake, our nation’s reaction will lead to the end of the Zionist regime,” he said.
State television showed crowds marching under blazing sunshine in Tehran and other Iranian cities to mark Quds Days, an annual commemoration launched by the founder of the Islamic republic, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, just after the 1979 revolution that brought him to power.
Demonstrators held up Palestinian flags and pictures of Khomeini’s successor as Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and banners reading “Death to Israel” and “Death to America.”
The head of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, told the Fars news agency as he attended the Tehran rally that “the Iranian nation has always been at the forefront of the (regional anti-Israeli) resistance in showing its animosity with Israel.”
On Iran, Israel Sees Endgame Approaching 08/17/12 It is fast approaching and Israel will attack without notice. We see the leadup to the attack, but the actually attack will come as a surprise. Right now Israel is begging Obama for help which he does not want to give. He is too busy helping to build up the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt which wants war with Israel.
“The open-to-the-public U.S.-Israeli war of words on Iran continued this week.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he didn’t believe Israel had “made a decision as to whether or not they will go in and attack Iran at this time” and added: “With regards to the issue of where we’re at from a diplomatic point of view, the reality is that we still think there is room to continue to negotiate.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other top Israeli officials, for their part, have been saying the negotiations with Iran have failed and demanding that Washington announce an end to them.
With Panetta at the same Pentagon briefing, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, cast doubt on the efficacy of an Israeli strike on Iran, saying: “I may not know about all of their capabilities but I think that it’s a fair characterization to say that they could delay but not destroy Iran’s nuclear capabilities.”
Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., responded: “Diplomacy hasn’t succeeded. We’ve come to a very critical juncture where important decisions do have to be made.”
As for Dempsey’s statement that an Israeli strike could only delay Iran, Oren said: “That, on the basis of our previous experience, is not an argument against [a strike]. In the past, we have operated on the assumption that we can only gain a delay.”
And he added: “An Iranian nuclear weapon is an existential threat to Israel. We don’t just say it. They say it as well. They confirm it.”
Indeed, “they” have been saying it more than ever lately. On Wednesday an Iranian defense official said that “there is no other way but to stand firm and resist until Israel is destroyed.” On Thursday Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said that Israel “will disappear” from the map.
All this at a time when Israel’s domestic discourse has been abuzz with talk of a possible strike on Iran, with citizens lining up to upgrade or replace gas masks and rushing to renovate air-raid shelters.”
Iran is simply not afraid of the United States, says Israel’s former military intelligence chief I have said all along that nothing would stop Iran but the destruction of its nuclear program. In the end, it is just a matter of how and when the war starts, but it is coming and soon.
“Iran’s behavior shows it does not seriously believe the US will resort to military action against its nuclear program, the former head of Israeli military intelligence, Amos Yadlin, told The Times of Israel.
As for Israel, Yadlin said, it needs to see both firmer US declarations, and actual indications that the US means what it says about a possible resort to force, as it agonizes over whether to let its window for military action against Iran close and place its faith in the US to thwart Iran come what may.
That window for Israeli action “extends into 2013,” Yadlin added. Defense Minister Ehud Barak, by contrast, has said it closes at the end of this year — one of the factors behind the feverish speculation of recent weeks about an Israeli strike in the fall.
In a clear and candid interview Wednesday, Yadlin, who retired as MI chief at the end of 2010, urged President Barack Obama to make a statement to Congress, specifying “that if the steps the administration is relying upon today, like negotiations and sanctions, do not achieve success by the summer of 2013, then the Americans will deal with the problem via military intervention.”
Such a statement, he said, could assuage Israeli concerns over American policy. And in addition to declarations, he said, the US should take certain actions “to show that you’re serious. More intensive missile defense in the Middle East, exercises with your allies in the Middle East — in order to demonstrate to the world more clearly that you’re really training for this and preparing for this.”
As things stands, said Yadlin, who today heads the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, ”The Iranians have just said that they’re not afraid of the Israelis. They didn’t say they’re not afraid of the Americans. But you can see from their behavior that they’re not afraid.”
Iran General: Syria ‘Red Line of the Resistance’ This war in Syria is all about Iran having access to Israel’s borders!
“An Iranian general declared that Syria “is the red line of the resistance movement against the Zionist regime,” according to Iranian reports.
Iranians commemorate ‘Al-Quds Day’ by burning Israeli, US flags 08/17/12 Al Quds Day is about Jerusalem. Jerusalem is driving the Muslims insane!
“Millions of people took to the streets at more than 500 demonstrations across Iran on Friday morning to commemorate International al-Quds Day, Iranian state television reported Waving Palestinian flags and chanting “Death to Israel”, Iranians participated in the annual show of solidarity with the Palestinians protesting Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, whose Arabic name is al-Quds. Iranian state television showed footage of Iranians burning Israeli and American flags.”
Will the West Bank Become the Next Islamic Emirate? 08/17/12 The Palestinians must be part of the coming Islamic caliphate as they are Edom of both Obadiah and Psalm 83.
“Hamas continues to operate in the West Bank under the cover of hundreds of Islamic charities and organizations. An Israeli pullout from any part of the West Bank, under the current circumstances, will undermine the Palestinian Authority and most likely lead to its collapse, paving the way for radicals to seize control.”
Morsi Tells Army: Improve Preparedness 08/17/12 Egypt has no enemy except it appears now it is Israel. Is he gearing up for war?
Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS (Part 3)
Analysis of Telephone Interview of Timothy L Challans, Ph.D.
I also did an in depth analysis of Professor Timothy Challans’ book Awakening Warrior. The analysis has much more information than the one for his telephone interview, but I did not use it as it was quite lengthy. I highly recommend that you do read the analysis of the book, as it contains even more stocking information about what Challans believes and was teaching at the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). As late as 2011,
Professor Challans was still writing for the US Army as late as 2011. He wrote an article for the Special 2011 edition of Military Review (The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army) from the CAC Leader Development and Education, Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This is an official US Army journal. The article was titled: Leading Our Leaders (When policy undermines morality, leadership must come from those ostensibly being led). This shows that Challans writing were still being used at the War College. This article is blatantly anti-Christian, and Challans is challenging the idea of even having chaplains in the military!
July 22, 2007
By: Robert Ellman
Organization: Intrepid Liberal Journal (ILJ)
Found at: http://intrepidliberaljournal.blogspot.com/2007/07/awakening-warrior-interview-with-author.html
Topic: The book Awakening Warrior: An interview with author Timothy Challans
With this report, I would like you to keep a few things in mind.
Professor Challans was interviewed about his book Awakening Warrior: Revolution in the Ethics of Warfare (2007) State University of New York Press. The interview was transcribed and the following quotes are from this transcription. A complete text of this interview is found at Radio Interview. What I did was take direct quotes from the interview and when appropriate I made comments. My comments follow under “JMcT”, and any words in bold were by me.
Before the Questions and Answers, Challans biography was given.
Challans, a native of Colorado, is a West Point graduate and earned masters and doctorate degrees in philosophy at The Johns Hopkins University. For more than ten years he taught over a thousand military students from the rank of cadet to colonel, at West Point (USMA), the Command and General Staff College (CGSC), and the School for Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). He has spoken widely and presented numerous papers pertaining to the ethics of warfare. Challans was the principal author for the Army’s 1999 doctrinal manual leadership, FM 22-100, Army Leadership. His troop experience includes the 172nd Infantry Brigade at Ft. Richardson, Alaska and the 10th Mountain Division at Ft. Cambell, Kentucky.
ILJ: I suspect many reading this who are like me, liberal and largely anti-war, are confused about the concept of integrating ethics and warfare. Tim is it really possible to wage the brutality of war ethically and why does that matter?
Challans: I think that’s a very good question. And whenever we do go to war that’s a huge failure when our politicians are not successful at diplomacy. We have engaged in a tremendous ethical failure. But the reality is at times we will have to fight … am not a pacifist myself although I am largely antiwar. I think we’ve been involved in far too many wars, more than we should. And that the leadership, both political and military doesn’t know how to engage in this kind of moral dialogue and we need to get a lot better at it.
JMcT: Who is for war? But, he is an instructor at the School of Advanced Military Studies and teaching officers who are to defend America in war. It is important to try and keep out of wars. But, to say “far too many wars, more than we should,” as if it is America’s fault. Notice how he belittles the civilian leadership over moral dialogue. Later, he defines this as America’s Christian thinking that is the main problem with this moral dialogue. He goes into great detail about Christianity in his book Awakening Warrior: Revolution in the Ethics of Warfare.
ILJ: In the second chapter of your book, you argue that the promotion of religion is undermining the ethics of our military and you even write that army chaplains “should get out of the ethics business in the military.” Why do you regard religion as a dangerous influence to the military’s moral compass?
Challans: If we’re looking at the three main religions in the world: Judaism, Islam and Christianity, the sacred texts for these religions really offer us very little if nothing when we go to answer these two questions,
1) When should we go to war?
2) And how should we fight it once we’re in it?
So I think the background that chaplains bring with them does not really help us in thinking about the moral questions that are at stake. And particularly the Bible is uninformative in this way. It tells us “Thou shall not kill.” OK, what do you do with that? What does the soldier do with that when he finds himself in war?
Additionally, since we’re working with the rest of the world now, I think we need some kind of ethical interoperability with the rest of the world. The rest of the world, the rest of the Western World … Europe, for example does not think of ethics in these terms. So if we’re going to be able to have a common conception of ethics, in a profession that is part of governmental structure in a democratic republic then it may be enough to think in terms that are not religious and that there are plenty of ideas out there where you don’t have to go to religion to understand respect for persons, rule of law and ethical ideas such as those
My book also controversially challenges the Just War Tradition, the just war thinking that thinkers from Augustine to Michael Walzer defend. I believe we need a totally new conception, one reason being that our Just War Tradition has developed hand-in-hand with theological thought. For example, what good does it do to say the “legitimate authority” is a just war principle? Has there ever been a case in history when the leaders of any nation would say that they did have legitimate authority to go to war? Moral authority, especially religious moral authority, is one of the root problems of our muddled thinking about the ethics of warfare. I offer an original set of ethical principles of war, reasoned from some of the most profound ethical theories.
JMcT: Notice his direct attack on Christianity and the Bible. This is why in the thesis Strategic Implications of American Millennialism written by Major Stuckert, he was so free to write what he did, and it was signed off by Dr. Challans. Notice how he wants to merge American ethics with the Europeans. This is why Major Stuckert was so free to attack Christians for being against the UN and EU. He actually thinks that Christianity is somehow a great problem, when it comes to warfare. This explains the approach to Major Stuckert’s thesis. Major Stuckert mirrors these exact thoughts.
ILJ: Your book poses many important philosophical questions challenging what you describe as the “warrior ethos.” Yet for me, the nitty gritty of your book comes down to these two sentences in Chapter Four.
You write, “The great paradox is that America goes to war against forces that it plays a large role in creating, and each war spawns new threats of largely its own creation.” That’s a harsh assessment. Do you really believe American militarism is responsible for the rise of radical Islam for example?
Challans: It may not be directly responsible if we’re thinking in the direct cause and effect relationship that you would see on a billiard table, one pool ball running into the next. But things connect up in a systemic way. And these forces are at work in ways that we really don’t sit back and reflect about.
So yes our approaches in solving problems at certain times will create the conditions for future problems. Just as in medicine today’s cures for certain diseases create tomorrow’s diseases. So, yes I do think there is this concept of blowback that the way we go about not only militarization but our economic expansion has tremendous systemic effects. An invisible hand kind of interaction where nobody is consciously intending or making something bad happen. But all these forces are at work, they’re at play in ways we don’t really think about and actually do create worse conditions making the world more dangerous year after year.
JMcT: Challans was asked a direct question: Do you really believe American militarism is responsible for the rise of radical Islam for example? He does not respond by saying no, but in a roundabout way says yes!
The US had nothing to do with the Taliban in Afghanistan as it came to power in direct reaction to Russian imperialism. The Iranian revolution was not caused by US militarism, but radical Islam because Iran had become too westernized and needed a purge. America saved Saudi Arabia and Kuwait from Iraq and then Osama bin Laden used this as an excuse to attack America. He claimed America was starving Iraqi children, when it was the United Nations personnel that took bribes in the Food for Oil program. It was the UN and not America which was starving the children.
The American army which saved Muslims in Bosnia and Somalia were trying to do the same in Lebanon until attacked by agents of Iran with the loss of 249 Marines. If anything, it was the Soviet Union which gave rise to radical Islam. This is part of the pattern with Challans that he appears to have a greatly distorted view of America and American history.
ILJ: In making your case for an ethics revolution in military culture, you challenge America’s moral standing over some of its proudest moments in history. One of them being, America’s victory over Japan in World War Two. Specifically, you accuse America of unjustifiably dropping atomic bombs on Japan when the war was essentially over. Growing up I was taught that even though the outcome was not in doubt, diehard Japanese soldiers would’ve kept fighting and taken many more American lives had President Truman not given the OK to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Couldn’t one argue that using atomic weapons was ethical because it minimized American casualties?
Challans: Here is a great example of how the military pursuit of victory – at any cost, by the way created more dangerous conditions. Our policy of unconditional surrender—an American invention in the annals of warfare beginning with Grant in the Civil War— put the Japanese Empire on notice that we were the ones who were not going to give up and accept a defeat. And here is the problem with the warrior ethos. It sounds good to us when we espouse the notion that we will never give up. But what happens when others take the same stance?
It is precisely the warrior ethos existing on both sides in that war that escalated the brutality in the Pacific theater. The warrior ethos challenges the conventions of winning and losing. What does victory even mean is our enemy will never accept defeat? This is such a deep question at such a fundamental level that it does not even register in the minds of most warriors. And for a long time now it is not just the soldiery that refuses defeat but whole populations. The talk of victory in the current war against terror is nonsensical given that people won’t let another power achieve victory. (Continued)
JMcT: Did he teach at the War College that we cannot win the war against Islamic terrorism? Did he hurt the morale of American officers by teaching them we cannot win?
His attack on General Grant is bizarre. For example, the Romans, Persians and Mongols all required unconditional surrender.
Japan was an evil imperialistic empire that raped its way through China and Korea long before it attacked America. This man puts America on their level. The Japanese slaughtered huge civilian populations in China and Korea. They fought the American army to the death. Okinawa was a picture of what it would be like to fight on the mainland. Even after America used nuclear weapons, THE JAPANESE MILITARY WANTED TO FIGHT TO THE LAST MAN. The army nearly had a military coup against the Emperor because he wanted to surrender.
Somehow in Challans’ mind the brutality of the Pacific war was caused by America demanding the unconditional surrender of Japan. It appears that Challans is not aware of the Japanese war ethos at the time called “Bushido.” It was Bushido, which was the Samurai mentality that was at the core of brutality. If America did not destroy Japan and its Bushido ethos, the war would have continued when Japan recovered. The Japanese national ethos of Bushido had to be destroyed, but somehow Challans finds a way to blame America for the brutality of the Pacific war.
Challans (Continued) I mention in the book the irony of ending the war by attacking the Japanese population at large in order to bring about a military victory. And I juxtapose that against Japan’s entry into the war that was the attacking of an American military base in Hawaii at a time before Hawaii was a state. That should symbolize our presence in the Pacific and our interference with Asia’s designs in their own region. (Continued)
JMcT: To the professor, the Japanese are honorable because they did a sneak attack on our military base, and we are bad because we destroyed their cities!
We tried not to destroy their cities, but the bombings were not precise enough to take out the industrial sites. The Japanese war industry was located in the heart of the cities. After a few weeks of fire bombing, the Kamikaze attacks stopped and the Japanese military machine was crippled. It was not destroyed but crippled.
Maybe Challans would have liked to trade the Japanese cities for our soldiers? We refrain from bombing their cities, and they then kill tens of thousands more Americans. Is this what the professor is driving at?
What Professor Challans and his American hating mindset do not understand is that a land invasion of Japan would have killed millions upon millions of Japanese civilians. Look what the Japanese army did to its own civilians during the battle of Okinawa; they killed 1000s who tried to surrender and huge numbers committed suicide!
After the war, America was kind to the Japanese and helped rebuild the nation and create a great friendship between the two nations, which has lasted since the end of the war. We even turned land back to Japan.
Challans states that America was interfering with Asia and Asia’s designs in their own region! What happened was Japan was at war with China and Korea! Apparently Challans thinks that our fleet was in the way of Japan’s ability to conquer all of Asia!
Challans (Continued) So this goes back to your further question how our actions can create more dangerous situations. When we talk about setting the example for the world and then engage in wholesale destruction of a population, I think that while we may want to justify that for ourselves I don’t think we would want the rest of the world kind of picking up that example. And I’ll just mention Ramzi Yousef, the ’93 bomber of the World Trade Center who wanted to exact revenge on the World Trade Center symbolically for the destruction we brought against Japan at the end of World War Two.
Now, many sources will define terrorism as the threat or use of force against non-combatants for some kind of political objective. It’s inconsistent for us to use that definition when we want to define terrorists who are attacking us but we will not allow that definition the way we describe what we do. Now if we go so far as to say well, all of the Japanese citizens were combatants – then the problem with that is if everyone is being consistent about that, I think that’s pretty much what the attackers on 9/11 said about the occupants of the World Trade Center. Consistency is important here. And we need to think these things through very clearly
JMcT: Challans is saying the 911 Islamic terrorists are justified in their thinking of attacking American civilians because the American military firebombed Japanese cities! This is breathtaking. If Challans was still an active officer, he should be court marshaled for this statement. Where does freedom of speech end and treason begin? It appears he is giving aid and comfort to America’s enemies during a time of war! How can this man teach our officers and what is he teaching them?
Challans uses the thinking of Muslim terrorists to justify a warped view of America. I feel like crying when reading this, and thinking this man was an American officer AND TAUGHT IN UNITED STATES COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE and West Point.
Is it possible that Osama Bin Laden would feel very comfortable under the teachings of Professor Challans? Does this represent a new thinking in the American army?
ILJ: You also cite dropping the atomic bomb as the start of the cold war as an example of American military excess creating more conflict for it to fight. In fairness to America, Stalin brutally consolidated his Iron Curtain over Eastern Europe and since the Soviets were developing atomic weapons themselves, wasn’t the Cold War inevitable?
Challans: Well, yes. In some ways it had unfolded, maybe yes. And this goes back to my previous comment – that something like the Cold War unfolded as a result of thousands of decisions and hundreds of things that were happening. And many historians will now say we dropped the bombs more to keep Russia out of sharing a victory with us in Japan than the traditional rationale. But this may also be reason to think that we if reword McArthur’s most famous line, we should think about the role of diplomacy. Maybe its more important to say there is no substitute for diplomacy.
JMcT: What utter total nonsense to say that the US dropped the atomic bomb to keep Russia from sharing the victory, The United States asked the Russians to join in the war with Japan! The Cold War was the direct result of a madman by the name of Joseph Stalin and not anything done by the United States. Diplomacy worked the same with Stalin as it did with Hitler. Somehow Challans finds a way to blame everything on America. It is evident that there is some powerful anti-American ideology behind the thinking of Professor Challans.
ILJ: Timothy you’ve been very generous with your time, a final question if I may. What sort of feedback, if any, have you received from the military establishment about your ideas in this book?
Challans: The feedback has been positive, from students and colleagues. Nobody has approached me to challenge me on anything I’ve said. I think the time is right for a moral dialogue of the sort I’m trying to carry out, one that can be critical enough to help us better understand where we’ve been, what we’re doing, and where we’re going.
JMcT: It seems impossible that Challans could think and speak like this and openly function as he did at the School of Advanced Military Studies. Were his colleagues really aware of what he believed about America? Was anyone in the army aware of this interview and his book? Since he was employed by the War College at the time of this interview, did he have to clear this with the military? At this time, Colonel Kevin Benson was in-charge of SAMS.
If he was openly teaching this view of America, it appears to be very similar to Major Nidal Hasan giving jihad PowerPoint presentations and no one stopped him.
Looking at this as an American citizen, allowing this man to teach officers in the War College is a direct threat to the integrity and security of the United States military. Based on this interview and his book Awakening Warriors, he is not fit to teach at any military college.
I would like to add just one section of Professor Challans’ book to this interview, to show scope of how bold he is about his teachings against America and the military. The section is from the closing of the book. He mentions there is hope for how terrible America is because of the students going through SAMS! He then specifically mentions Colonel Kevin Benson who wrote Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A “Vision” of the Future !
“I end with guarded optimism, for the warrior is awakening. Some warriors are beginning to think about war and morality in a serious way. Some are even thinking about means and ends in a more intellectually robust way. For example, planners who were involved in the current war in Iraq, who had been graduates of the School of Advanced Military Studies, such as Colonel Kevin Benson, had done some serious planning for the phase of the operation after the kinetic phase.” Page 185
Then with breathtaking boldness, he writes that soldiers need avenues for public reason and disagreement of orders and to even dissent or disobey with the military. It is simply difficult to believe that this man could write and speak like this and then teach at School of Advanced Military Studies. He is a professor that wants officers to have the ability or disobey orders!
“But since the days of invincible ignorance are gone (the medieval separation between the political and military spheres), we need a revolution in discourse so there are legitimate avenues of public reason and disagreement, dissent, and disobedience within the war machine. We need a healthier culture so that people know when and where they can speak out, disobey, walk away, or even resign in protest.” Page 186
I recommend that you take the time to read my analysis of Awakening Warriors.
Verse of the Day
Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth
The drumbeat for war in the Middle East is now non-stop. Israel is preparing for this war and all fronts. I have several articles to keep you on the cutting edge of what is happening.
This war is going to be much more bloody than most people can imagine. It will turn into an Islamic holy war to destroy Israel. The entire Muslim Middle East will be drawn in. In the end, Israel will be damaged but left standing while entire Arab nations are going to disappear along with Islam being shattered.
Saudi Cleric Questions Holocaust also perpetuates ‘blood libel’ against Jews 08/17/12 This is real Muslim thinking. I have spoken with many of them, and they actually believe this. To them, the Jews are the lowest people on earth and have been cursed by allah. Right with the Jews are what they call “Zionist Christians” who support Israel and the Jewish people. This thinking by the Muslims is eventually going to lead them to their Jihad against Jerusalem and the destruction of Islam. This is the type of preaching that is getting the Muslims ready and “fired up” to attack Israel.
“A prominent Saudi Arabian religious cleric declared that the Holocaust is an “exaggeration” and that Jewish people consume the blood of children during a wide-ranging interview with an Arabic television station.
Saudi cleric Salman Al-Odeh, a well-known scholar revered by millions globally, went on a lengthy tirade against the Jews during an interview Monday in which he stated that “the role of the Jews is to wreak destruction, to wage war, and to practice deception and extortion,” according to a translation of his remarks by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Al-Odeh ranted about the use of human blood in Jewish religious rituals, a notorious anti-Semitic smear commonly referred to as a “blood libel.” “It is well known that the Jews celebrate several holidays, one of which is the Passover, or the matzos holiday,” he said.”
It really does look like this Fall and into 2013 could turn into an incredible time of turmoil. If you are anchored in the Lord Jesus nothing will shake your faith. As crunch time approaches for war in the Middle East and the world economy, keep your spiritual eyes glued on the Lord Jesus and His coming for the bride.
May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you.
James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. (8) Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
Israel and the Middle East War
Israel warns of month long war after possible strike on Iran’s nuclear program 08/15/12 This is all for preparing the Israeli public for war.
“Vilnai, a retired general who was deputy military chief of staff, has spent the past five years overseeing upgrades of Israel’s civil defense systems, including air-raid sirens, bomb shelters and a public alert system. In the Maariv interview, Vilnai said “the home front is ready as never before.” Nonetheless, he said the country must be braced for heavy casualties in the case of conflict with Iran.”
Israel is not bluffing. 08/15/12 This is a very good article and make sure that you read it.
Iran: Israel’s existence ‘insult to all humanity’ 08/17/12 The non-stop war rhetoric coming from Iran.
Khamenei: Zionist regime will disappear from map 08/15/12 Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the man leading Iran in its attempt to obtain nuclear weapons to destroy Israel. He thinks that this war will bring the long awaited Mahdi to earth. The Mahdi will then conquer the world for Islam and kill all who refuse to become Muslims.
“Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that he was confidant “the fake Zionist (regime) will disappear from the landscape of geography,” Iran’s Mehr News Agency reported. “The light of hope will shine on the Palestinian issue, and this Islamic land will certainly be returned to the Palestinian nation,” Khamenei was quoted as saying.”
“Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi is studying the possibility of keeping tanks in the Sinai Peninsula on a permanent basis, according to a senior Egyptian military official who spoke to WND. The military buildup would violate a key provision of peace accords signed with Israel in 1979 that calls for the total demilitarization of the peninsula.”
Israel shifts defense focus after Arab Spring 08/15/12 Israel is now publicly admitting what was so obvious; that the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to create a ring around Israel. This is the Psalm 83 and Obadiah war. Israel is now admitting what is happening. The key to watch is Jordan.
“The Muslim Brotherhood is forming a ring around Israel, out of Sinai and other places so with all this we need more money for the home front,” said the retired officer, Uzi Dayan”
Floods, Famines, Fires, Etc
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Radiation from Fukushima power plant meltdown ‘triggers genetic mutations in butterflies 08/13/12 I can remember all the downplay about radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear plant. The Japanese government lied to its people along with so many “experts”on the media outlets. There was a large radiation leak and many people are going to suffer diseases as a result of this. Fukushima is not over as there still is the possibility of more severe leaks.
Idaho Towns Face Massive Wildfire 08/16/12
Wildfires roast western states 08/16/12 Drought and wildfires are now raging throughout the West with no end in sight.
Drought sends Mississippi into ‘uncharted territory’ 08/16/12 This is very serious as it affects the drinking water and irrigation along with barge transportation.
“The drought of 2012 has humbled the mighty Mississippi River. A year after near-historic flooding, the river’s water levels are at near-historic lows from Cairo, Ill., where the Ohio River empties into it, to New Orleans, just north of its endpoint at the Gulf of Mexico. In July, water levels in Cairo, Memphis, Tenn., and Vicksburg, Miss., dipped below those of the historic drought of 1988. That’s affecting everything from commerce on the maritime superhighway to recreation to the drinking water in Louisiana. The biggest impact may be on shipping. “It’s getting near critical,” said Austin Golding, a third-generation co-owner of Vicksburg, Miss.-based Golding Barge Lines. “Without more rain, we’re heading into uncharted territory.”
Wheat crop critical as shortage looms 08/14/12 The Australian wheat crop is now critical to prevent world starvation!
Louisiana sinkhole, bubbles, 1000s quakes link to oil, gas ENMOD 08/14/12 I have been following this very closely and it is very serious. There are giant salt domes in Louisiana filled with radioactive waste while others are filled with massive amounts of natural gas. The federal government did this for storage. These domes are collapsing with the real danger of a massive explosion that could destroy entire sections of the state. This is real!
“On Monday, as officials warned an explosion is possible from gas in Louisiana’s sinkhole area where radioactive waste has been pumped into a cavern and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) authorized drilling a new well in the danger sinkhole zone, a seismologist told the Examiner that seismic activity exists in that zone and that fossil fuel industries’ environmental modifications (ENMODs) causing the gas bubbles, giant sinkhole and thousands of quakes resulting in the State of Emergency, is a “real possibility.”
Louisiana Sink Hole Explained — POSSIBLE HUGE CATASTROPHE — 100 Hiroshimas 08/11/12 This is a video about what is happening in Louisiana and I suggest that you watch it.
Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Man convicted in civil-union child-custody dispute 08/15/12 Huge events happened yesterday. In addition to the shooting in DC, a federal jury in Vermont convicted Pastor Kenneth Miller of helping a mother, Lisa Miller (no relation) and daughter escape the country. They escaped because the mother was a lesbian, who converted to the Lord Jesus, and renounced her lesbian lifestyle. Her former partner wanted joint custody of the child, which the real mother refused. The Vermont court then took the child from the real mother and gave her to the lesbian! The mother refused to turn over her daughter and fled the country. Pastor Miller helped her escape. The mother and daughter are still free, hiding in a foreign country!
Pastor Miller is a true Christian and hero. Many of his fellow Mennonites supported him. Where were the rest of the pastors in Vermont and the surrounding areas! There should have been a show of force to support this courageous pastor. This entire incident reminds me of the 1850s when the underground railroad helped blacks escape slavery.
This is what America has come down to: a lesbian awarded a little child from the natural mother. Pastor Miller’s conviction condemns the entire legal system of America. The State of Vermont and the federal government are condemned for being part of this process while Pastor Miller is a hero. The entire State of Vermont is given over to the Hard Left homosexual agenda. This state is no longer safe for Christians. If this could be done to Pastor Miller, they could get any Christian for anything. I am very serious about this: if anyone stands for the holy God of Israel and against the homosexual agenda in Vermont, that person is heading for big trouble. Is there a true church of the Lord Jesus Christ left in Vermont? I think Vermont is a picture of where the entire nation is heading unless God intervenes.
May God greatly bless Pastor Miller and protect the mother and child.
“The Rev. Kenneth Miller stood outside the federal building in downtown Burlington, hugged supporters and listened Tuesday afternoon as a choir of more than 100 people sang hymns of praise and perseverance.“We’ve got the power in the name of the Lord,” sang choir members, most of whom wore traditional Mennonite attire and came from Pennsylvania to support Miller. “The Satan rages. We will not be defeated.”
Miller, 46, of Stuarts Draft, Va., stood off to the side, occasionally singing along. At one point he stopped to drape an arm around the shoulders of a woman he introduced as his mother. A little while earlier, Miller stood without reaction inside U.S. District Court as a jury convicted him of helping a woman flee the country with her child rather than share custody with her former partner in a Vermont civil union. The whereabouts of the woman and the daughter remain unknown.”
Pastor Miller said:
“I’ve already surrendered my freedom to Christ, and if this is the path he chooses for me, I will walk it,” Miller said. “I am willing to accept the consequences.”He added: “I am at peace with God. I am at peace with my conscience. I give it over to God.”
Please take the time to read the following article which is from a homosexual news source. This will give you a clear look into their mind and see what happens when a person becomes a reprobate.
Mennonites Serenade Anti-Gay Pastor After Conviction in Child Abduction 08/15/12 America is now upside-down as God has turned the nation over to reprobates.
“… So my stomach turned when I saw the choir of Mennonites standing earnestly on that sidewalk — dresses, bonnets, suspenders and all — serenading an anti-gay pastor who was just convicted of helping to rip a child away from her lesbian mother. The hymn they sang to bless and encourage him praised the virtues of “[doing] service for Jesus your King.” And all the while, Janet Jenkins waits and hopes that maybe, someday, she’ll be able to see her Isabella again.”
Would you be free from the burden of sin?
There’s power in the blood, power in the blood;
Would you o’er evil a victory win?
There’s wonderful power in the blood.
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the blood of the Lamb;
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb.
Heavenly justification for the abduction of a child. My heart weeps.
This was not Janet Jenkins’ child. This lesbian tried to use the law to steal the child from the natural mother. I hope Jenkins never again sees this child.
God had the final say as the homosexuals heard the Mennonites singing the wonderful hymn There is Power in Blood.
There are still people with courage left in America.
Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
It now appears that a line has been crossed in the spiritual realm. The battle that was in the heavenly has now become physical.
A terrorist tried to murder the employees of Family Research Council’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The gunman was stopped by a guard who was then shot.
The terrorist made statements he was here because of what the Council stands for. He was reported carrying a bag from Chick-fil-A.
“The suspect “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard,” a source told Fox News. WJLA-TV7 reported the suspect was also shot. Sources also said the gunman may have been carrying a bag from Chick-fil-A, the embattled fast-food restaurant whose president came under fire from gay activists after he said he did not agree with same-sex marriage. Sources told Fox New that after guard took away his gun, the suspect said, “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.”
I have been warning that this was coming. The reprobates are seething with anger, when the evil of homosexuality is exposed.
This is the type of hatred for God and the family that can be marshaled for revolution and anarchy. When an incident like this happens, it is only the start.
I warned that many more attacks were coming after the recent Colorado shooting. Attacks are now focused on pro family Christians. This is just the beginning as churches and pastors will also be targeted.
Shooting wounds guard at Family Research Council 08/15/12 When the mayors came out and condemned Chick-fil-A, I new something drastic had happened. It had charged the atmosphere against God, the Bible and marriage.
I wrote that the Chick-fil-A was a rally cause for the reprobates. America has turned against God and rejected Him and now the Hard Left forces are turning against God’s people. I have said many times that they have the same God-hating, anarchist, revolution in them as was in the French Revolution.
It now appears that Chick-fil-A standing on God’s word for marriage, and not backing down from the Hard Left, is the issue that is going to rend America. I can sense and feel that something drastic has changed in America as the spirit of Antichrist is attempting to take over.
“The shooting occurred about 10:45 a.m. in the lobby of the headquarters of the council, a Christian group that has pushed family and anti-abortion issues and religious liberties. It has been a leading opponent of same-sex marriage. The Family Research Council recently backed restaurant chain Chick-fil-A after the company’s president, Dan Cathy, said the company supports traditional marriage.”
Cops: LGBT volunteer shoots conservative group’s guard 08/15/12 “A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.”
Verse of the Day
Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
There are many articles about natural disasters all over the world. I am going to make a separate posting about it later. The fires, droughts, volcanoes and earthquakes are accelerating and are a warning of what is coming. When the all-out war starts over Israel, I believe God is going to unleash His weapons on the earth.
Homosexuals file Human Rights complaint on Chick-fil-A 08/13/12 The Hard Left reprobates cannot let this issue go. They must move to try and destroy anyone in their way. They feel power now as God has turned the country over to them for judgment.
NC University Bans Chick-fil-A 08/14/12 This issue will really bring reprobate institutions to the forefront. Remember, when they ban Chick-fil-A, they are banning us! This is just the beginning.
”Davidson College in North Carolina is banning Chick-fil-A, becoming the first in the nation to do so, The Huffington Post reports. Students began a protest and collected nearly 500 signatures in an online petition calling for the school to stop serving Chick-fil-A at campus sanctioned events. Davidson doesn’t have a Chick-fil-A on campus but the company’s food was served on campus events occasionally. Some colleges have protested the restaurants being on campus but none has banned the business.”
“The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow.”
Woman Becomes First Openly Gay General 08/12/12 With an Ordinance of the Ammorites like this, how can God ever bless the nation or our military. When you read the article what a sad “joke” as her “wife” pins the star on her uniform! Two women are together and one is the wife! How do they determine who is the husband and who is the wife. Do they take turns? To the reprobate mind this good and normal. It is openly manifested for all to see how foolish they are. The Hard Left mind is total confusion. The reprobate mind has no idea what a family is.
“An Army officer being promoted to brigadier general openly acknowledged her homosexuality on Friday by having her wife pin her star to her uniform, thus becoming the first openly gay officer of flag rank in the United States military.”
The star was affixed by Tracey Hepner, who was a co-founder last year of the Military Partners and Families Coalition, which “provides support, resources, education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender military partners and their families,” according to its Web site. The couple married in March 2011 in the District of Columbia.
Israel and the Middle East War
Iranian general: Israel must be destroyed There is no letup in the war rhetoric. Iran is not going to back down.
“Gholam Reza Jalali, who heads an Iranian military unit in charge of fighting sabotage, said that al-Quds Day, which will be marked by Shiites around the world on Friday, “is an expression of the fact that there is no other way but to stand firm and resist until Israel is destroyed.”
More War Talk From Iran 08/13/12
By all indications war is on our doorstep 08/15/12 This is a great article from Israel looking at the coming war.
Talk of Military Attack May Be Cover for Cyber War on Iran 08/15/12 This is an interesting article about possible disinformation. The pressure is really building that makes war likely.
Assad’s Russian Lifeline 08/15/12 It appears that Russia is not giving up on Assad. Syria is going to be a flashpoint of this coming all-out war.
“Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday, “it’s obvious Iran is playing a larger role in Syria in many ways.” Panetta said there is evidence not only that Iranians are providing training and assistance to the Syrian Army, but that they are trying to “develop a militia to be able to fight on behalf of the regime.”
Israel Plans for Iran Strike as Citizens Say Government Serious 08/14/12 This is yet another sign that the all-out war is getting very close.
We could destroy parts of Lebanon to stop rockets’ 08/13/12 There is no doubt that Lebanon is going to be destroyed according to the Bible.
Analysis: Morsy’s velvet revolution 08/14/12 The Muslim Brotherhood is now in complete control of the Egyptian military. The war with Israel is now very close.
“Without firing a single shot, President Mohamed Morsy managed to neutralize the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and complete his takeover of Egypt. Though the way he did it – with speed and efficiency – is worthy of note, the move should come as no surprise. Having at long last achieved their goal after 84 years, the Muslim Brothers were not going to accept any form of power-sharing with the army.”
Soros Pulling Out of Bank Stocks 08/14/12 He knows what is coming and is getting out of the banks. This is like a canary just dying in a coal mine!
Greece sinks again, more cuts to save bailout in store 08/13/12 Greece is the model for where the US is heading.
Senior Merkel ally sends stark warning to Greece 08/13/12 There is no way to help Greece. This nation is heading for a complete meltdown.
Investors Prepare for Euro Collapse 08/13/12
Syracuse New York Headed For Bankruptcy, 100% Certain 08/14/12 As the recession continues many cities are going to go bankrupt. The states are not far behind.
6 U.S. Cities on Edge of a Fiscal Cliff 08/14/12 Surprisingly Miami is on this list!