* Editor's Commentaries - #15  A few thoughts on this "Shot Across the Bow"!

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. Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - Concerted, coordinated terrorist attacks are launched against the United States of America, directly targeting the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the U. S. Department of Defense headquarters complex in Northern Virginia, known as the Pentagon, and another location thought to be that of the U. S. Capitol Building, and targeting all of those people aboard the four commercial jets hijacked and crashed, and the people in the targeted buildings; and indirectly targeting those people who would rush to the aid of those attacked, the family members and loved ones of all those attacked and those who would attempt to rescue the people attacked, and all of the people of the United States of America.

Less than a year ago, Democrat U. S. Senators led by Charles Schumer of New York, announced that they were firing a "Shot across the bow" of the newly formed executive administration of President George W. Bush, and that in essence this would mark the beginning of a prolonged, protracted conflict over what the composition of the President's administration would be, and more importantly what the substance (immediate, near future, and further into the future) of the Bush Administration would be.  Other than the showdown over Attorney General John Ashcroft, and Cabinet nominee Linda Chavez, little further has proceeded following the dire ultimatum/warning/threat.

During the past few years this nation has witnessed many terrible terrorist attacks of students.  These murderous attacks have been committed in High Schools, Junior High Schools or Middle Schools, and even Elementary Schools, in addition to one committed in a Church Sanctuary while a youth group was rehearsing a program.  The schools have all been public, predominantly white, located in the suburbs, and in what have been described as middle class neighborhoods.  The intent in all of the attacks was to slaughter and maim as many children and young people and others as possible; contrary to the media elites' slanted news coverage Christians have been targeted, attacked, murdered, martyred in one attack after another.  Interestingly enough, in the aftermath of these monstrous Satanic attacks, multitudes of young people have turned to the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation....

The terrorist attacks committed at the schools have been an unmistakable sign of the times, wake up call to turn to God, and a "Shot Through the Bow" of this nation's Ship of State.

Black Tuesday, September 11th witnessed another murderous terrorist attack of Americans, but this time targeting adults, though children (even including babies) were murdered, and thousands of other children and babes have lost parents....

Perhaps Black Tuesday was but another Shot Through the Bow, but not due to be followed up by crushing destruction of the nation as a whole; perhaps, and hopefully so.  But History and God's Word do not lead me to such an optimistic conclusion.  I have produced TV programs dating back to 1992, and written on the web site dating back to 1996 of impending destruction for this nation, unless it should change markedly, and turn back to God.  It has not, and undoubtedly will not unless or until greater suffering is visited upon it.  Hopefully the nation will repent and turn back to God; we can pray so, for the children's sake.

. Isaiah 30:1-33

Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!

Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.  For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.  They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.

The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.  For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.  Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.  And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.

For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.  But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift. One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.

And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.  For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.

And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.  Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.

Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.  The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.

And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.

And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.  For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.

And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.  For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.


Tuesday, October 02, 2001 - The offhandedly delivered statement (carefully premeditatedly crafted by the Administration's Foreign Affairs Team: Vice President, Dick Cheney; Secretary of State, Colin Powell; National Security Advisor, Condee Rice; Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld; Chief of Staff, Andrew Card....) made by the President of the United States George Bush, that he/we had always embraced a vision of a state of Palestine, as long as the right of the state (nation) of Israel to exist would be recognized. 

. Tuesday, October 02, Wednesday, October 03, & Thursday, October 04, 2001 - The deafening silence by the major media elites, i.e. the non-reporting of the single biggest, most unmistakably explosive story that could possibly come out of this administration, the outright betrayal of Israel, and the absolute catalyst for war in the Middle-East. 

Thursday, October 04, 2001 - The Formal statement by Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, likening the statement made by President Bush to the appeasement of the Nazis in 1938, prior to WWII.

. Friday, October 05, 2001 - The Official response from President Bush & his Administration, delivered by White House Spokesman/Director of Communications/Press Secretary "Jewish" Ari Fleisher, to the effect that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's response to President Bush's outrageously UNACCEPTABLE statement was unacceptable....

. Wednesday, October 17, 2001 - Islamic Palestinian terrorist assassination of Israeli Cabinet Member, Minister of Tourism.

. So then, we Americans when struck by terrorist attacks one day are asked, encouraged, expected to relinquish freedoms our forebears suffered to secure; but we, America, will use all of our influence, and persuasive leverage (as "the sole world super-power") to lean on tiny besieged Israel once again, to force it to officially recognize and endorse and certify its mortal enemies "right" to own and control the very heartland of the holy land which God gave to the Hebrews by right.  Tiny Israel has faced terrorist threats and attacks for 51 years, all of its modern existence, and has suffered at the hands of its "best friend" America under all Presidents of the USA, even preceding its modern statehood, and even during the Presidency of Ronald Reagan (is that what best friends are for?!).  

But it must be so, because before the Lord Jesus returns to rule and reign over the earth from Jerusalem, all, ALL, of the nations of the world will join under the rule of the antichrist and go to war against Israel.  God bless ungodly Israel; God save Israel.  

Occasionally I think while standing up, walking, or even chewing gum, though I can't say I necessarily do my best thinking while exerting myself in these ways - Editor/Ed.

Boys are so silly, I prefer to do my deep thinking, reflection, ruminating, and meditation, while I am reclining at length in the tub, preferably with several servants to attend to my every whim and need.  [One must be careful to only think in moderation while soaking, though, lest one should turn into a prune!]  Umm, I wonder if those silly hunky stone-age boys are thinking about me?

{No, bathing beauty.  If I had a lady like you to think about (but a little less "hard-bodied"), I wouldn't manage to think of anything else.  It is true, God does work in mysterious ways.}

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Al's secret to his superior thinking - sitting down.

 Ah yes, now I see the resemblance between Albert Einstein and CBM's Editor, they are both hard-bodied hunks (almost as if chiseled out of stone) and undeniably dreamers.



what's a hunk, am i a hunk too? boy, i think that lady has the right idea, a relaxing soak in the tub home (toc)

ok you little feller, but while you are splashing around, pretend you are winston churchill, and not a seal.

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