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U.S. Military Lists Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism, and Islamophobia as Forms of Religious Extremism Alongside Terrorist Groups

FoxNews–The U.S. Army listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.

“We find this offensive to have Evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,” said Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.”

Answering Muslims: U.S. Military Lists Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism, and Islamophobia as Forms of Religious Extremism Alongside Terrorist Groups

Does this inspire confidence in the US military? Please read my rules on modern liberalism on my About page. Since no culture or religion is better or worse and any other, the modern liberal must find corresponding Christian terrorist groups. It is just not possible that Islam could be different than Christianity.

Islamists are really revolutionary Islamo-Bolsheviks intent on imposing their government (Islamic government) and laws (Sharia law) across the world. There is no corresponding Christianist.

Iran crisis: Would Israel launch an attack? | BBC News

“He’s not bluffing at all,” says Maj Gen (ret) Giora Eiland, a former head of Israel’s National Security Council. “He believes if, at the end of the day all other options are exhausted – and there are only two options: either get used to nuclear weapons in Iran or try to stop it by Israeli means – then he will prefer the second.”

“When we were planning Osirak, we believed the operation would put back [Iraq's nuclear programme] by three or four years,” says Dr Shmuel Bar, Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzliya.

“Actually it put it back by 10 years – so you never really know when you shuffle cards what the results are going to be. So from the point of view of criticism that Israel won’t do it because Israel can only do so much damage, I think that’s a misconception.”

BBC News – Iran crisis: Would Israel launch an attack?

If Israel shuffles the deck of cards, then Iran’s allies (Hezbollah, Syria and Hamas) may retaliate with a massive missile attack. I hope Israel is ready for this. It’s window of opportunity is closing fast – the end of spring or possibly summer in 2013.

Hamas: Obama Visit to Temple Mount – a Declaration of War – Israel National News

The Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups threatened on Friday that a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Temple Mount during his upcoming visit to Israel will be a declaration of war on the Arab and the Islamic world.

A Hamas representative in the Al-Aqsa mosque, Mushir al-Masri, even called for a third intifada (uprising) and for Egyptian assistance in the “resistance” if Obama chooses to visit the Temple Mount.

According to the Bethlehem-based Ma”an news agency, the Gaza-based terrorist organizations made the threats during a protest march on Friday over the riots that broke out earlier in the day on the Temple Mount.

Hamas: Obama Visit to Temple Mount – a Declaration of War – Israel National News

Barak: Assad’s fall is imminent. Jalili, Assad weigh reprisal for Israel

However, debkafile’s Iranian and intelligence sources believe the Iranians are simply playing for time to decide how to retaliate for Israel’s reported strike on the military complex which Syria shares with its allies. The man to watch is Jalilee who, we can report exclusively, arrived post haste in Damascus Saturday, Feb. 2, to warn Syrian leaders that Tehran is not willing to forego a military response to an attack which destroyed a whole supply of advanced Iranian weapons Tehran sent to Hizballah in the last two years and which were stored at the Jamraya compound.

The Syrian ruler clearly agrees with his Iranian guest. …

Iran, Syria and Hizballah must now decide on the nature of their reprisal, set up the operation and assign forces for its implementation, while taking into account Israel’s options for a counter-response.

Barak: Assad’s fall is imminent. Jalili, Assad weigh reprisal for Israel

This report suggests that retaliation is probably coming. Syria may activate the secret mutual defense pact consisting of Iran, Syria, Hizballah and Hamas. High on the list for retaliation is a coordinated missile attack on all of Israel.

I probably don’t need to remind you that things could escalate wildly out of control depending on the method of retaliation. Personally, I think a nuclear response from Israel is entirely possible depending on the use of chemical weapons.

Just a friendly reminder that if Israel does use nuclear weapons, then the clock starts ticking for nuclear retaliation on America from Russia and China. I have covered the theory, history and current events as to why this is entirely possible. I should probably put together another post where I lay out these items. My “About” page has some of the material.

Iran pledges long-range missiles for Hamas | World Tribune

Iran has publicly promised Hamas would receive long-range weapons.

Officials said the Teheran regime intends to ship missiles with ranges
of several hundreds of kilometers to the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip.
They said the missiles would be able to reach anywhere within Israel.

Iran pledges long-range missiles for Hamas | World Tribune

Report: Israel needs invasion to stop new Hamas offensive | World Tribune

Israel, despite the destruction of missile arsenals, would not be able to stop another war without an invasion of the Gaza Strip, a report said.

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies asserted that Hamas and its Palestinian militia allies would soon recover from the latest missile war with Israel. In a report, the center said the Israeli military would be unable to stop massive weapons smuggling to Hamas without establishing a presence in the Gaza Strip.

Report: Israel needs invasion to stop new Hamas offensive | World Tribune

Israel reportedly fears Hamas making move for control of West Bank | The Times of Israel

Senior officials in Jerusalem reportedly believe a Gaza-style takeover of the West Bank by Hamas may be in the offing, citing intelligence estimates that show the Iran-backed terror group making a move for control of the Palestinian-ruled territory.

Military Intelligence and the Shin Bet security service both have information that Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal has ordered his supporters to prepare for a battle for control of the West Bank, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.

“We’re on the verge of catastrophe,” Tawfik Tirawi, a senior Fatah member, told the paper. ”Hamas wants intifada  and now only a spark is needed to light the inferno. Hamas will take over the West Bank.”

Israel reportedly fears Hamas making move for control of West Bank | The Times of Israel

88 percent of Palestinians believe armed struggle is the best way to achieve independence | The Times of Israel

For the first time since 2006, more West Bank Palestinians support the political approach of Hamas as opposed to that of Fatah and its leader, Mahmoud Abbas, a new poll shows. And an overwhelming majority of Palestinians believe the results of the latest Hamas-Israel escalation that included Operation Pillar of Defense — Israel’s eight-day operation against terror targets in Gaza last month — prove that the armed struggle represents the best path to Palestinian independence.

88 percent of Palestinians believe armed struggle is the best way to achieve independence | The Times of Israel

“The Sheikh’s Dog Thinks He is the Sheikh” :: Gatestone Institute

It is now clear that the West was overly hasty in unilaterally recognizing “Palestine” as a non-member observer state in the UN, against Israel’s wishes and in legal contravention of the Oslo Accords. The decision was made without providing Israel with a minimum commitment for the end of the conflict, without recognizing Israel as a Jewish state and without sufficient, agreed-upon security arrangements.

The recognition of “Palestine” will lead, actually, to the establishment of the United Islamic Terrorist State of Hamastan in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

The Western world did not internalize that, within the Arab Spring, the Muslim Brotherhood was closing ranks in the Middle East. It did not understand the short role assigned to Mahmoud Abbas in gaining international recognition for the terrorist state of Hamastan in an Islamist process that now probably cannot be reversed. The Palestinians now wait, and pray for the safe arrival of the ships from Iran, bringing weapons to refill the Gaza Strip arsenals of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, while the masses fill the squares and roar for the destruction of Israel.

“The Sheikh’s Dog Thinks He is the Sheikh” :: Gatestone Institute

‘West Bank on verge of intifada’ – Israel News, Ynetnews

Is a third intifada unavoidable? The recent Palestinian success in the UN, the deadlocked Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the achievements noted by Hamas during Operation Pillar of Defense have prompted greater agitation in the West Bank, and the IDF is concerned that the area may soon reach a boiling point.

According to Shin Bet data, the unrest in the area is ripe for the development of the kind of infrastructure that could potentially support a third intifada – prolonged and violent unrest the likes of which Israel had to deal with in 1987 and 2000.

‘West Bank on verge of intifada’ – Israel News, Ynetnews