Saturday, August 05, 2006

Playing Footsie - Aug 5

I don't think people are taking this war in Israel very seriously. We are, in essence, 'playing footsie'. So many of us today simply 'fluff' at the truth; always dancing around it but never abiding in it. It reminds me of those silly 'Bollywood' movies where just before the moment the hero and heroine kiss they break into a song and dance. I dunno, maybe that's not the perfect analogy but it'll have to do for now.

There is a great deal of fur flying going on in Canada over what to do wrt the recent conflict. PM Stephen Harper has come out solidly in support of Israel whilst the Liberals are cynically courting popular opinion. Maybe the Liberals ought to stop playing to the camera and read this. What is popular is not always right, what is right is not always popular. No one has ever suggested that doing the right thing is without cost or sacrifice.

The Harsh Reality of Evil: Before there was Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, there was Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. I don't know why I chose this link. It just seems apropo in this day and age to remind people that evil cannot be reasoned with, it must be isolated and destroyed.

Greg Crosby (yes, that guy from The Brady Brunch) on the 'Jewish Problem'. As for me, I don't love Jews simply for the sake of loving Jews, I love Jews because I love my freedom.

I cannot state strongly enough how far Iran is involved in this conflict. From materiel support of Hizbollah to giving money to the families of Hizbollah dead, Iran (along with Syria) is up to it's neck in Lebanese and Israeli blood.

Meet Moshe Yaalon. He is a retired Lt.Gen. of the Israeli forces who tell us that more that just the survival of the Jewish state is at stake, but in fact the entire rules of war. To quote from the article, "We endanger our lives to protect their citizens, while they endanger their citizens to protect themselves". Western civilization has always recognized the divide between combatants and non-combatants in a war zone. Unfortunately we are fighting an enemy that makes no such distinctions.

From the Daily Mail in the UK, a scathing rebuke for all those who buy into the Hizbollah propaganda machine without question.

To close this post out, we would be remiss if we failed to give God the glory. The conflict in Lebanon is for God to win, not the IDF. Paul reminds us "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12). Not all warfare is material, my friend.

Johnny Cash

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