Obama Is Willing to Put Our National Security at Risk With a Veto

The Russians are bombing CIA-backed rebels in Syria and continuing to hold parts of Ukraine. ISIS continues to spread in the Middle East and inspire attacks around the world. Iran is receiving hundreds of billions in sanctions relief, some of which will likely go to destabilizing the Middle East. China is building illegal islands in the South China Sea. Hundreds of thousands of refugees are streaming across Europe. The Taliban is on the rise in Afghanistan. And our national secrets are being vacuumed up by Chinese hackers.

At the same time, our national defense budget is being slashed.

Since 2011, the defense budget has been cut by 15 percent in real terms. If you include the war budget, which has been going down as we reduce troops in Afghanistan, the national defense has been cut 25 percent in four years.

As a result of these budget cuts, the U.S. military is smaller than it was on 9/11 and in many cases the smallest it has been in recent history.

Obama Is Willing to Put Our National Security at Risk With a Veto

Congressman: In 12 Years, No Revenue Left to Fund Military, Roads – Washington Free Beacon

By 2027, all federal revenues will go to entitlement programs and interest on the debt, said Rep. Dave Brat (R., Va.) on C-SPAN.

“There won’t be a dollar left to run government, military, roads, education, all the things folks want,” he said, citing a report from the Congressional Budget Office.

“If we go up to that then we’re Greece, and I’m not a doomsayer, but you come up on that point and you’re Greece.”

Congressman: In 12 Years, No Revenue Left to Fund Military, Roads – Washington Free Beacon

A Prelude to War? | commentary

Then as now, a great power conflict was virtually unthinkable. By 1914, it had been over 40 years since the last major European war. Then as now, the sun long ago set on La Belle Époque, but its lingering effects were pleasant enough to mollify the public. Then as now, few would predict that an Earth-shattering calamity that would forever change millions of lives was just around the corner.

To understand the dire state of affairs in Syria, one need only observe the behavior of American policymakers.  Administration officials were caught off guard by the brazenness of Russia’s intervention into the five-year-old Syrian civil war, the commencement of which was announced by a Russian three-star general who boldly marched into the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and gave the United States one hour to clear the airspace around the city of Homs. Russian bombers were soon targeting not the Islamic State but CIA-armed and trained rebel forces. The effects of Russia’s bold maneuver will be swift. The risk of NATO and Russian air assets with limited military-to-military contacts all shooting at different targets in the same theater increases the risks of accidental confrontation exponentially. If there was a conflict, there are few mechanisms in place to prevent it from escalating. The United States may soon find itself forced out of theater merely because to continue to operate in Syria is too dangerous.

The risks are such that it seems hard to envision this administration engaging in that kind of brinkmanship, but this will not be the last time that Vladimir Putin tests Barack Obama before his second term is out. No one in Moscow or Washington wants to spark a broader conflict, but conflict is inevitable when two powers’ interests are so divergent. As is the case in Ukraine, Russia hopes to change the conditions on the ground in Syria to the point at which Washington is compelled to accept them as the new status quo. If we haven’t reached it already, there will come a point at which Russia’s aggressive actions present Washington with a crisis that it cannot back down from in a face-saving manner.

A Prelude to War? | commentary

Prophetic Bible Passage Read on Sukkot Hints at Nuclear War During War of Gog and Magog – Israel News

Rabbi Yechezkel Abramsky, a 20th century Torah scholar who served as the head of the Jewish court in London as well as the head of a prominent yeshiva (school for advanced Jewish studies) in Israel prior to his death in 1976, has been widely quoted as saying, “We have a tradition from the Vilna Gaon that the war of Gog and Magog will last 12 minutes. A third of the world will die, a third will suffer from plague and a third will survive.”

Rabbi Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman, better known as the Vilna Gaon, lived in the 18th century. He was among the greatest Torah scholars in the history of Judaism and is one of the most important Jewish leaders of the past 1,000 years. The Vilna Gaon’s prediction of a war lasting 12 minutes is all the more remarkable considering that he died near 150 years before nuclear weapons were invented.

Prophetic Bible Passage Read on Sukkot Hints at Nuclear War During War of Gog and Magog – Israel News

Mark Levin: ‘The Forerunner to War Has Begun’

On his nationally syndicated radio show September 30, 2015, Mark Levin warned that “the forerunner to war has begun.”

“I told you last year this was the start of World War III,” stated Levin, “and here we go, slowly but surely. And this fool, and the fools in the Democrat Party and the fools in the Republican Party, surrendering the treaty provision in the Constitution.

“These fools, these clowns – all of them – have armed up the Iranians,” Levin continued. “The Iranians will now have $150 billion. The Russians are already getting a big chunk of that; the Chinese are going to get a big chunk of that, Hezbollah, Hamas. The battle is on. It’s not a matter of us going to war. It’s not a matter of the Israelis going to war. The forerunner to war has begun.”

Mark Levin: ‘The Forerunner to War Has Begun’

A forerunner is a harbinger or sign. In this case Mark Levin is saying that we see the sign of World War III coming. It’s not too far away.

U.S. take on Russia in Syria: A ‘strategic blunder’ – CNNPolitics.com

And while U.S. officials have no plans to cede Russia any ground, they also said it appears that Russian President Vladimir Putin made a dramatic chess move that the Russians have not thought through — one official even called it a “strategic blunder.”

And U.S. officials note that every bomb against a non-ISIS Sunni target puts them more in bed with Iran and Hezbollah, which are Shiite. U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf warn that this could set off a huge sectarian conflict and that the deeper the Russians get into this, the harder officials believe it will be to get a diplomatic process with the Saudis and others restarted.

“It is going to be hugely tempting for the Saudis to start financing their guys again,” another senior administration official said. “Syria will be a magnet for every jihadi, who will rush to fight the Russians, just like they did in Afghanistan. The problem is while this will cause problems for the Russians, it will also mean trouble for the Gulf, when the jihadists come home.”

“The Russians can’t be stupid,” another senior administration official said. “This is going to be wildly expensive. And they can’t hold out long. …

U.S. take on Russia in Syria: A ‘strategic blunder’ – CNNPolitics.com

In my opinion, this particular dumb move by Putin is going to be regretted. However, in true Putin style, when one screws up then one just escalates their way out of it. That’s all Putin knows – escalate. Now the Syrian conflict puts two superpowers in close proximity. What could go wrong?


Iranian troops prepare to aid Russia with Syrian ground assault, officials say | Fox News

More Iranian troops have arrived in Syria for an upcoming ground operation to accompany Russian airstrikes, defense officials confirm to Fox News.

“It has always been understood in this building that the Russians would provide the air force, and the Iranians would provide the ground force in Syria,” one official said.

Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters, We know the Iranians are a part of this. We’ve known that since day one.”

The officials speaking to Fox News could not disclose the size of this new Iranian force due to the sensitivity of the information.

Iranian troops prepare to aid Russia with Syrian ground assault, officials say | Fox News

Israel’s Divide With U.S. Jews Exacerbated by Iran Nuclear Deal – Bloomberg Business

At a time when many Israelis say they need all the friends they can get, officials in Jerusalem worry that asplit is growing with their core supporters, U.S. Jews, over the Iran nuclear deal as well as treatment of Palestinians and the legitimacy of non-Orthodox Jewish liturgy.

“What Iran did was throw into high relief and accelerate the splits that already existed,” saidMichael Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington, born and brought up in the U.S., who just published a book on strained ties between Israel and the U.S. under PresidentBarack Obama. Of the Iran deal, he added, “On a certain level, it appeared to force Jews to choose between their devotion to Israel and their loyalty to the president.”

From the time it was a state-in-the-making in the 1940s, Israel has relied on U.S. Jewry — the largest Jewish population outside Israel — to represent its interests in Washington. Today, pro-Israel lobbying remains strong although a third of Jews in a recent survey said they are unaffiliated and feel little attachment to Israel.

Israel’s Divide With U.S. Jews Exacerbated by Iran Nuclear Deal – Bloomberg Business

The real problem is that most US Jews are JINOs – Jewish in name only. They don’t follow the Torah and are heavily liberal. Naturally, they have little in common with Israeli Jews.

JONATHAN CAHN – Shemitah UPDATE 1st October -2015 – YouTube

Published on Oct 1, 2015

The latest from Jonathan Cahn in regards to the Shemitah cycle of 2015 and how the world’s markets have responded.

JONATHAN CAHN – Shemitah UPDATE 1st October -2015 – YouTube

On this blog I don’t focus a lot on Bible prophecy, but I still pay attention to it. So I occasionally post some material on Bible prophecy that I find interesting.

Jonathan Cahn says that a judgement on America is coming because it has crossed the line. So it would be a good idea to be prepared for calamity. Of course, here that mostly means being prepared for nuclear war.

In my opinion, I can see world events heading toward calamity but the world can remain in this state for quite some time before the actual calamity arrives. Although, the stupidity of Putin by going into Syria will surely help things along.

In total one must be prepared and be paying attention to world events. We are looking for a Sarajevo moment. When that happens it is time to get serious about nuclear war.

BREMMER: The risk of an accident between the US and Russia has gone ‘way up’

“The Russians have unilaterally imposed a military solution to ensure Assad stays in power, publicly defeating US stated Syria policy in so doing. That’s a clear win for Putin, especially putting the quiet — for now — Ukraine off the headlines,” geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, told Business Insider.

He added:

But they’ve also created conditions for expanded conflict in Syria. A stronger Assad without a Russian — or [international] — ground game against ISIS will lead to more conditions for ISIS recruitment. And while the US and Russia will engage in direct military talks to ‘deconflict’ any strikes, the chances for accidents go way up — especially given the many military members of the coalition. The US and allies will ignore Russian calls to avoid Syrian airspace the same way the Russians ignored the US on Assad.

Russian airstrikes in Syria – Business Insider

I think the way to look at where we are headed is to look over the last 15 years in order to see where we have come. If you do that then you can see the direction is for more escalation because that is exactly the path taken over the last 15 years, only now it is getting worse. And there is no barrier to stop this escalation.

What would I do if I were in charge?

Besides preparing for nuclear war, I would arm Ukraine.

Monitoring emerging risks.