There is a massive propaganda effort underway these days inciting for war against Iran that if left unchecked and consented to by the silence of the people, the Middle East and the world will be caught up in a conflict that will be the war to end all wars and possibly humanity itself.
If we cannot face the evils from our Past, and learn from them Today, we will be ill-equipped to deal with them in the Tomorrows of the Future if humanity does not changes it’s values and ways?
For Now we have Faith, Hope and Love, but the Greatest of these is Love.
1 Corinthians 13
Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
If when he sees the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
Then whosoever hears the sound of the trumpet, and does not take warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
He heard the sound of the trumpet, and did not take warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that takes warning shall deliver his soul.
But if the watchman see the sword come, and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
So you, O son of man, I have set you as a watchman to the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
When I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you shalt surely die; if you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.
Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
Therefore, O you son of man, speak to the house of Israel; Thus you speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
Say to them, As I live, says the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?
The North America news media are not covering in depth, the daily increase in reprisal attacks between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. This increase in violence, if left unchecked, is a greater threat to our traditional, habitual, routine daily lifestyles over here than anything happening in Libya or elsewhere.
A brief overview of the recent history of the conflict as I see it.
Six years after the 1973 war, Egypt, that did not recognize Israel, signs the Camp David Accord after lengthy negotiations. The Americans committed to pay Tribute to both Israel and Egypt for years and years to maintain Faux Pax Americana.
The PLO, rejecting the recognition of Israel, after lengthy negotiations, acknowledges the reality of Israel and agrees to the terms of The Oslo Accord of September 9, 1993
BOTH Israel and the PLO agreed to these terms,
The preamble refers to the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East in which every State in the area can live in security.”
Operative Paragraph One “Affirms that the fulfillment of Charter principles requires the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East which should include the application of both the following principles:
(i) Withdrawal of Israel armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict;
(ii) Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force.” 
The following video made in 2001 shows Netanyahu boasting how he emasculated and made inoperative the hope of the Oslo Accord in which the Palestinians formally recognized the State of Israel. Abiding by the terms of the Oslo accord, Israel could no longer expand and build settlements in the Occupied West Bank, the very land that is the reason for Peace negotiations.
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In my view, both sides have violated the Spirit and the letter of that historic agreement offering only the HOPE of both sides accommodating each other by their actions subsequent to the signing. Charges from one side or the other about who of the two parties is the greater “sinner” is as useful as debating how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
In 2006, in a Democratic election all external monitors declared to be Free and Fair, Hamas won the majority of seats in the Palestinian Legislature with the Democratic right to form the Palestinian government.
That 2006 election radically changed the Status Quo in the conflict like nothing else before it. Israel could no longer claim to be the only Democratically elected government in the area, thereby losing the monopoly on that claim and sense of exclusivity.
We know it is true Democratic political parties in Opposition to whatever government make the most outrageous claims and accusations not having the responsibility of governing. Once they get in power, they moderate those extreme positions and usually end up doing the same things they criticized the previous government for doing.
If Peace and Democracy really was the Goal, Israel, the US and the rest of the Democratic West should have entered serious discussions with Hamas without pre-conditions, and create a framework to move ahead toward the True Peace of God, realizing and actualizing the inheritance of Abraham by acts that build Trust and Consideration of our Common Ancestry and Humanity in the Common Era.
What did the Democratic West do when the Palestinians chose a Democratically elected Hamas government? They immediately cut off ALL financial aid to the Palestinians with the deliberate intention of causing a violent split between Fatah and Hamas. In this they succeeded, with Hamas eventually contained within the ghetto/prison of Gaza
Israel, the US and the West denied Hamas a legitimate victory at the Ballot Box. What message did the Western Democracies send to Hamas by their concerted action in aborting the Birth of the 1st Arab Democracy? Bullets over Ballots as it is to this Day?
Statement by Abba Eban, Israeli Foreign Minister, June 14, 1967.
“Wars are not always begun by shots. They are often begun by action and the action which really created the state of war in an acute sense was the imposition of the blockade. To try to murder somebody by strangulation is just as much attempted murder as if you tried to murder him by a shot, and therefore the act of strangulation was the first violent, physical act which had its part in the sequence.”
That was True then when Israel was the victim, but is not True Today when Gaza is the victim?
I think the Palestinians and Islam see the Jews, in the name of their religion, slowly but surely taking more Palestinian land, a little at a time, expanding and building new settlements on the very land that is the reason for Peace negotiations, contrary to the Oslo Accord.
Israel claims it stands for Peace and negotiations without pre-conditions as the Prime Minister of Israel says all the time.
Every new settlement and expansion is a precondition Israel is setting on the ground. Claiming to stand for negotiations without preconditions, Israel is not willing to talk with Hamas without Hamas accepting the precondition of acknowledging Israel as a Jewish State. It’s all the Palestinians fault their propaganda convinces the West. The whole world is now beginning to see the difference between lip service and heart service to the Almighty God of Abraham, Father to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Of course the Jews don’t see it that way so there is already a Spiritual war taking place in this earth and humans are the host body and proxies of the spirits engaged in that Spiritual warfare.
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.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (furiously active in Judaism, Christianity & Islam Today)
For they are the spirits of DEVILS, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth (Pope, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Rich minority, CEOs) and of the whole world, (the rest of us) to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Behold, I come as a thief. ( when it is least expected)
Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
It is a tragedy to see Armageddon on the way that will engulf the whole world because it is not the Will of God. The Bible tells us clearly, indisputably, if humanity goes down that path, it is the work of the three unclean spirits, devils and the false prophet described in Revelation 16. The Revelation is when we can see it happening in this material world, and those who have eyes to see, can see it happening now.
The greatest achievement of the false prophet is to have religious people believing in their own self-righteousness but not in the righteousness of Christ.
Hear O Israel! The Lord our God is One and we are many.
Are you ready for the roller coaster ride of your life?