What Is America’s #1 Enemy?





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Congressional leaders agree: today, the U.S. faces the greatest terrorist threat ever.   We are not winning the war on terror. Yet, terrorists armed with WMD do not pose the greatest threat to our country, nor does the danger of global Jihad.

Financial experts insist that the collapse of the dollar and the economy are the most lethal threats to our survival.  Many others decry the world banking system, the scam of continuous and mounting debt, and the creation of fiat currencies rather than real wealth.  But even here, as catastrophic as these will be, they are not the greatest of our problems.

A nuclear Iran working in league with Russia, China, North Korea, and the global Shi’ite Revolution stands as a great evil promising regional war in the Middle East, perhaps nuclear exchanges.

A weak, secularized Europe succumbs to demoralization and Jihad, no longer setting the pace to sustain liberal western democracy and civilization (another symptom of terminal decline, but not the nail in the coffin.)

The ongoing global communist conspiracy is alive and well and operational on a level not seen since the Cold War.  Liberty is in the crosshairs, and economic freedom is on the verge of extinction.  Still, this is not enemy number one.

Insecurity and destabilization throughout the 10/40 window causes sleepless nights in embassies worldwide, especially in view of a nuclear Pakistan increasingly isolated and volatile.

Natural disasters and pandemics may well spell doom; yet these are not our biggest worries.

Some point to shadow governments and powerful conspiratorial groups pulling strings behind the scenes as the enemies of humanity, but none of these are as powerful or devastating as the real enemy.

Growing violence and poverty rates around the world are tremendous concerns, along with environmental degradation and fears a foreign power may soon be able to detonate an EMP device high over Kansas, sending the U.S. back to 1830 in a flash of lightening.  Still, these do not top the list of threats.

Corruption in government, always a plague and a hindrance, appears more pervasive and insidious than ever. However, this alone will not destroy humankind.

We have a pathological liar wielding unconstitutional power in the White House.  A crooked man, he forwards a crooked agenda through crooked means toward a crooked end.  Day after day, he breaks the law with impunity.  He funds our enemies, attacks our friends, threatens citizens, and ruins our economy, inviting total destruction.  Yet, even Barack Obama is not our greatest enemy. When he is gone, and we are left to clean up his mess, we will also be left with ourselves.

A godly America brought liberty and justice and representative government to the world stage, creating a beacon of light for all, pointing to a better day and a better way for all people regardless of race, creed, or national origin.  The focus on goodness nourished by the Supreme Lover made America the best and the brightest.

In the end, that focus, that idea— wrapped up in godliness, goodness, liberty, duty, and responsibility— is dying because of another idea.  That toxic idea is as old as the hills, inexorable in appeal, and forever lethal in application.  It is the idea that man is his own god, that he has the knowledge and the processing power to run the show in his own strength and wisdom.  That idea is public enemy number one; for history clearly shows, when that idea takes root and plays out in actual practice, nothing good comes of it.

For proof, just look to the last century, where 150 million people were slaughtered behind the idea that man is god, and that there is no other.

Therefore, our only salvation at this, the 11th hour, comes from heeding the ancient wisdom found in the pages of the best seller of all time: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

 

Allan Erickson enjoyed an 11-year career in radio, television, and print journalism as a reporter, talk show host, and operations manager. He then turned to sales and marketing for a decade. Twelve years ago, he started a training and recruitment company. Allan & wife Jodi have four children and live in Oregon.

He is the author of the book “The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence,” Tate Publishing, 2012.

He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom.  To contact him, email:  allanlerickson@gmail.com

 

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Iran Praises Anti-Israel Mandela





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After the recent death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, supporters from around the world celebrated his life in a variety of ways. People from every walk of life seemed to find something about which they could honor the apartheid fighter.

For Fars News, the Iranian state-run newspaper, the most praiseworthy aspect of his life was his hatred of Israel. In fact, the very first sentence of the publication’s recent Mandela obituary identifies him as “an outspoken critic of the Zionist regime….”

The memorial article also chronicles many pro-Palestinian comments the activist — who is familiarly referred to as “Madiba” — made throughout his life.

“Acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas is one of the hundreds of the world officials who have expressed deep sorrow over Mandela’s demise,” the publication noted, “and praised his commitment to the Palestinian cause.” The article quoted Abbas as saying Mandela’s death marked a “great loss … for Palestine.”

The fawning eulogy continued by citing Mandela’s dedication to ending “Israeli occupation” of Palestine and praised the fact that he “encouraged a growing Palestinian embrace of boycotts and sanctions against the Zionist regime….”

Furthermore, Fars reported that Mandela’s first stop after being released from prison in 1990 was a visit with Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat, who “espoused similar ideals as Mandela’s African National Congress….” At the time, Mandela praised him as a “fellow freedom fighter.”

Offering one final jab at God’s chosen people, the article claims “the ‘apartheid’ regime of the Zionists is the only one criticizing this icon of peace and reconciliation.”

Mandela’s ideology was obviously shaped by decades in prison and the cultural upheaval of his home country. As with anyone, he embodied both positive and negative qualities; however, too many merely read headlines associated with the leader and accept that he spent his life tirelessly crusading on behalf of the downtrodden.

Remembering Mandela as a flawless hero presents just one side of the man. What Iran apparently sees as his greatest attribute, on the other hand, provides some much-needed context.

–B. Christopher Agee

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3 Obama Disasters In One Week





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Last week was a killer for America, but a bang-up one for Barack Hussein Obama in furthering his Mission from Marx to destroy free, constitutional, capitalist America. It started out with Harry Reid (D-NV), the neo-fascist Senate Majority Leader, doing a complete 180 degree switch on the Senate’s prerogative of “advise and consent” on presidential nominations. The minority party’s option to filibuster nominations they deem unworthy, for whatever reason an option that had existed in the Senate for over 200 years, is gone. One party rule is the “new normal”.

Disaster 2 for America was pretty much overshadowed by Disasters 1 and 3. It happened at the UN man-made global warming confab in Warsaw. Also, it was pulled off in the wee hours of the morning on a weekend (intentional?), so it garnered minimal coverage in the “mainstream” media. However, Craig Rucker, Director of CFACT (Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow), was there:

Just as the conference was collapsing, the Obama administration came to the rescue and committed the United States to the treaty timetable and agreed to have American emissions-reduction targets in place in time for Paris. This brought the parties back to the table and permitted the bureaucrats to cobble together a consensus. The details are just emerging, but it appears that developing nations and the warming pressure groups got their loss-and-damage mechanism.

For those who have not been following this latest “climate change” dog-and-pony show, a principal demand of the 132 generally leftist, mostly dictatorial “undeveloped” countries is that they be given huge amounts of money – the loss-and-damage mechanism – every time they experience a natural disaster. These, of course, are all caused by the profligate, irresponsible emission of CO² by evil, rich, western capitalist countries into the otherwise pristine atmosphere. This, notes Craig Rucker, will expose American “taxpayers to potentially unlimited future liability.” Since the genuine science now proves that the Earth has been cooling for the past 15 years, this is clearly the Obama administration pandering to its dangerous and frighteningly effective Marxist Green base.

Disaster 3 was the so-called “deal” with Iran. As it’s turning out, this “deal” ain’t worth the recycled paper it is written on. Apparently modeled on the Democrats’ budget deals, only with Iran playing the Democrats and the Democrats in the Republican role, it rolls back sanctions, doles out billions of dollars, and yet requires nothing but vague promises of ill-defined concessions at some unspecified time in the distant future. Given that Obama and his administration are in bed with radical Islam, this appears to be exactly what was intended. The truth is the administration has been rolling the sanctions back for months and is secretly negotiating with Iran’s terrorist client, Hezbollah.

To cap it off, Obama’s pals and role models, the Communist Chinese, are on the move. The rulers of China – the People’s Liberation Army – are far from stupid. They have watched over the past 20+ years as Marxist Bill Clinton (then the Democrat Party of Marx) and now, Marxist Barack Hussein “Barry Soetoro” Obama, dismantled and demoralized the American military. The weakening of our military has apparently reached the point where they feel confident that the United States can’t – and perhaps more importantly, won’t – do anything more to stop China’s aggressive expansion than to rattle a broken saber and make hollow, unenforceable threats.

The competent analysts of Asian affairs have said for many years that it was highly unlikely that China would directly attack the United States. They predicted that China would go after Japan, Taiwan, the Phillipines, or Korea, forcing America to act or cave. The current move to extend their hegemony to cover the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands claimed by Japan seems to have provoked little more that token gestures from us. They are doing the same thing with some islands in a resource-rich area of the South China Sea, just west of the Phillipines – Scarborough Shoal/Huangyan Island – and it seems they expect us to cave. If either or both of these moves succeed, life in Asia is going to get real ugly for a whole lot of formerly free people in formerly capitalist countries.

While Obama himself is a marginally intelligent, knee-jerk Marxist buffoon, his handlers are tough, experienced, hard-core, and know exactly what they are doing. Much of the conservative public still has not come to grips with the indisputable fact that the goal of the Obama administration, their programs and policies, all their appointees and co-operating bureaucrats, and of all of their financial backers with their incredible wealth, is the destruction of the United States of America as a free, capitalist, constitutional democratic republic. The Tea Party movement is waking people up, but time is running out. Extraordinary measures are essential. Will we have the strength to overcome the past 80 years of “progressive” brainwashing before it’s too late?





Obama Leaves Another American Citizen Behind





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Pastor Saeed Abedini goes on languishing in an Iranian prison in poor health as President Barack Obama touts his peace plan with Iran to the public. The centrifuges have slowed, but the subterfuge is on the rise as Obama’s latest foreign policy farce is heralded as the best deal with Iran in a decade.

The nation and those who represent Saeed Abedini (Jay Sekulow from the American Center for Law and Justice) and the wife and children of Pastor Saeed have all been cast off like they meant no more to Barack Obama than a few good soldiers and an ambassador to Benghazi.

Now the miserable mess known as ObamaCare has been assuaged, or at least toned down as Obama makes swelling statements on how he and John Kerry have made history together.

Saeed was arrested after trying to start an orphanage in Iran and for supporting home-based Christian churches from 2000 – 2005. His only crime is practicing his Christian faith.

We can only wonder if he was a Muslim, if Barack Obama would work for his release. It seems easier day by day to see that those who say Barack Obama is a self-centered borderline narcissist are not using hyperbole to make their point.

Iran is probably laughing at Obama’s gullibility while the cries of Saeed’s children are heard daily in the Abedini household. Naghmeh Abedini, Saeed’s wife, has reported that his children are calling for him more than ever before, and now they are about to see another Christmas pass without the presence of their father.

Fox News reported Tuesday that Saeed’s name was never mentioned at the table with John Kerry and the Iranian officials.

Obama’s quest for a deal with a nation that has sworn death to all Americans looks like more pure nonsense from a leader who hasn’t done a significant thing for this nation since he took office. Now, rather than bowing to Saudi Kings, he is throwing decent American citizens to them in lieu of some leadership with some backbone (and at least a tacit showing of care for American citizens.)

Jay Sekulow says that Obama has clearly “betrayed” Pastor Abedini to gain a little recognition from a foreign policy move that has procured nothing for the U.S. or Israel and allows Iran to come out from the weight of severe sanctions at no cost to them.

Diverting the attention from the ObamaCare disaster and saving face for an otherwise miserable showing as commander in chief may seem like a pretty sharp move for a president who hasn’t much to brag about; but for many Americans, many Christians, and many ministers of the gospel, leaving Pastor Saeed behind without a word from Obama is an act of selfish cowardice.

Yes, we have always expected our president to wield the influence of his office on our behalf, and we always will. To the same degree that Mr. Obama is showing his pride for his feigned and fickle foreign policy achievement, we are feeling shame for his abandonment of yet another decent American citizen.

Hasn’t this president, who claims to be a Christian, ever read these word spoken by the great prophet Isaiah?

“Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.” (Isa 1: 17)

 

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Video: Iran Deal Won’t Make Israel Safer





The Iran nuclear deal was made without Israel’s presence, which gives Iran exactly what it wants: a significant reduction of sanctions while preserving the most significant part of its nuclear program.