The small topic of the week has been Christians and the tolerance of torture so I would like to throw my two cents in to the topic as well because I believe there is more to this than what we want to admit.
This all started last week when my Senator from California Dianne Feinstein in my opinion committed treason and published the CIA reports on our interrogation practices used on war criminals from the 911 attack of 2001.
When Feinstein brought those interrogation tactics out into the public she not only put every American in this country at risk she put every American dignitary and every service men and women in the armed forces that serve around the world at risk as well not to mention the free world.
Feinstein should be impeached, arrested tried and sent to prison for treason for putting Americans at risk.
Now with that off my chest let us proceed, I believe this whole situation of torture to get much needed information to find Osama Bin Laden is very involved and cannot be just looked over as a bunch of CIA agents torturing prisoners of war because president George W Bush said it was fine.
The debate should Christian’s condone torture is a no brainer no they should not but we need to look at what got us to this time in our lives that we had to use torture to keep our country safe and exact revenge on the over 2500 people killed in the September 11th 2001 attack.
There are two levels to look at, one being the political and the other being the Christian view and both are valid and important to look at so let’s precede to understanding how we arrived at not only torture but revenge
First we will look at the political side of how we got to torture and what could have been done to avoid it. It started back in the 1980’s when Senator Charlie Wilson from Texas saw how the people of Afghanistan where getting slandered by the Russians.
Wilson convinced president Reagan and with the help of some other military geniuses acquired stinger missiles in the hands of Afghan rebels to fight against the invading communist Russians.
This was a win win kill for America, our stinger missiles helped the Afghan rebels defeat the Russians and forced them to retreat from Afghanistan. This also helped the Americans win the cold war by causing Russia to spend more money on a losing battle ultimately killing the Russian government and loosing the cold war.
When president Regans term ended George H Bush won the 1988 presidency. When the cold war ended Bush 41 stopped funding the Afghans allowing for the extreme Islam to make their move in the region.
In 1992 President Bill Clinton won the presidency and in 1993 the first attack on the world trade center was tried killing 6 people and injuring 1000. In 2000 the USS Cole was attacked in Yemen killing 17 service men.
The 1993 attack was a declaration of war, the 2000 USS Cole attack was a declaration of war and yet President Clinton stood by and did nothing. What should have been the beginning of trying to stop radical Islamic terrorist in 1993 became the killing of 17 service men with the attack on the USS Cole.
In 2000 President George W Bush was elected president and 8 months in to his first term September 11th 2001 20977 people died when radical Islamic terrorist flew American planes into the twin towers, the pentagon and the attempt of what might have been the US White House.
This should have been stopped back in 1993; Bush 41 and Clinton should have never stopped supplying the Afghan rebels with missiles they were friends of the U.S. and were keeping extreme Islam from growing in the region. But because our Presidents forgot our Middle Eastern allies and did not declare war on radical Islam in 1993 or 2000, September 11 attacks happened and the US military went to war.
Bush 43 sent our soldiers to war but did not ask the American People to invest themselves in this war, we were told to go shopping and live our lives and because of this in my opinion is why we forgot we were attacked.
When prisoners of war were captured they were not interrogated in the battlefield and they were not tried and sentenced to death in the battlefield. They were shipped to American soil and that put all Americans at danger with this action, those prisoners were interrogated on American soil and I believe that was a mistake.
In 2011 Seal team 6 attacked and killed Osama Bin Laden and President Obama who like President Clinton did nothing took full credit for the killing of Bin Laden.
It was the tactics employed by the CIA years before President Obama was elected that killed Bin Laden not the expert foreign policy of President Obama or Hilary Clinton or lack there of.
As you can see politically this all may have been avoided way back in the early 1990’s but it didn’t happen. We had defunded the Afghan rebels with Bush 41, We had a week president in Clinton and we had and president that refused to let the American people invest themselves in the Iraq and Afghan war and for that we are here in a place where we had to tolerate torture in order to keep our country safe and try and win a war that Americans had forgotten.
In 2008 we elected a president that is undoing everything that we went to war for in 2001 and now Christians in the Middle East are dying, children are having their heads cut off for believing in Jesus this is where we are so where will we go from here.
Now the Christian view, in my opinion no Christian tolerates or condones torture. For a long time now America has been pulling away from God, sometimes a lot and sometimes not at all but for the most part America has slowly pulled away from God but God has not turned his back on us.
We legalized the killing of unborn children and our country condones biblical immorality. The world is starting to no longer live in a black and white world and our country is mimicking this by excusing bad behavior. Doing wrong is no longer necessarily bad and our feelings are more important than following God’s moral law.
As Christians we too are attacked and are blind to God’s moral law and his ethical behavior. We make excuses for bad behavior and we do in the name of God’s love.
Christians are being attacked not always physically but mentally and socially and it’s wearing down on some. God’s love does not include condoning immorality, it does not condone putting other God’s before him.
There is a time when Christians have to stand up for what it right, what is moral and what is ethical the 10 commandment are not the 10 suggestions.
The more Christians give into changing God’s natural law, his moral law and ethical behavior the more division we create amongst ourselves. Satan is convincing Christians that we should not judge sin. Since we all sin we should just accept one another as we are and sin equally. The 10 commandment are just rules to live by.
This division Lucifer has created is causing Christians to lose common ground with each other. If we lose common ground with each other we are no longer practice Christianity but only practice religion and there will be no ground to stand together on.
As our country pulls away from God, his moral law and ethical behavior we then lose our faith in our country and in each other. It’s a division between the people and the government and if we demand our government to be secular and not follow God’s moral law and ethical behavior then why should we expect anything less than torture.
Our country was once strong in God, our military was week but we continued to grow none the less. Our country is now strong in government and week in God in my opinion will continue to get weaker as long as we continue to walk away from God.
Bottom line is as a Christian you can be upset and mad about what this country has done to try and protect not only you but over 300 million people that live in America but the fault does not lie with one person it lies with all of us. We are all to blame for this and if we don’t stop walking from God but instead to God we can expect more of this kind of behavior to come.
As was the words of President Reagan “There you go again” John Kerry has not only showed his lack of faith in God but now he is showing his full on incompetence as our Secretary of State.
Last Thursday TheRightScoop.com posted Kerry Stating if people doubt the science of climate change and we do nothing, in his quotes “life as you know it on earth ends”. With that said Kerry not only points out his lack of faith in God but his complete out of touch with the today’s world, this behavior also implicates president Obama as also being out of touch and lost for appointing Kerry to his position.
First off, whether you want to follow the climate change rabbit down the hole of unproven facts feel free. If you are not a Christian and lean left I get your urge to believe but if you’re a Christian then we need not be afraid of this world for God created it, God wiped it clean once with the flood but God has never tried to destroy his perfect creation. Second listening to Kerry try and predict the end of the world is moronic because he nor anyone knows when life on earth ends.
Kerry has shown us not only his lack of understanding of the United States issues but the issues that face the world. I think at this time climate change can take a back seat to oh say ISIS or Ebola or maybe both since our borders are wide open for both ISIS and Ebola to cross or enter in our country with or without a passport
We have a terrorist group killing Christian in Syria and Iraq hates the west and hates Israel. ISIS wants to advance its perverted concept of Islam on the whole world killing anyone that disagrees so much for a peaceful religion. While the death tole of over 7 thousand killed by ISIS Kerry I guess assumes if we don’t get the climate under control it won’t matter what ISIS does, the world according to Kerry will die. Problem is Kerry has nothing to back his ideology of climate change, too many science talking points disagree with each other. Kerry’s climate change would cripple the world’s economy most likely just bring us back to the concept of communism that Russia and China tried and that failed. Two countries still follow that way of life Cuba and North Korea is that our goal emulate those countries. And by the way ever see the pollution China and North Korea have
Ebola is killing West Africa and it’s spreading like a fire death tole has reached 4033, France the UK and surrounding African countries have banned all air travel into their respective countries for protection while Kerry insist climate change is our biggest threat. Now I’m not sure where climate change falls on the duties of the Secretary of State but sinking your whole resources into a weatherman’s theory is a bit risky when known proven threats like ISIS and Ebola are now the front and center issues of today.
I know Kerry has had issues with biblical quotes and concepts in the past but I believe if you are going to go that route and state scripture requires us to protect countries from climate change then you have be responsible for knowing those scriptures and know the bases of God and the Bible. Yes as a Christian nation we need to help our fellow people throughout the world but stopping the production of cars that use oil, stopping people using coal for heat and fuel is not the answer right now and most likey will never be the answer and I’m not sure where in scripture it is, ever read Genesis 8:22
Kerry has lack of faith and understanding of the Bible and the Christian faith and I also believe Kerry lacks an understanding on what to do with our current world issues of today. It’s that or Kerry has been ordered to stand down and not go against what the president has issued and ordered, either way you see it Kerry is showing his complete lack of knowledge or his contempt for man by ignoring the real threats and pursuing a unproven idea while real issues to our country continue to get larger and more unstable.
AMERICA STANDS WITH ISRAEL JUST NOT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT
Yes I do feel this way our only ally in the Middle East, the country that takes the brunt of terrorism and the country that has tested all our military might in real time battles is respected my most of America but not our president and his administration.
I think one main reason why Israel is our ally is due to location, they are really the only Free State in what is plethora of dictators, and police states that practice lawless and Stone Age leadership. The west puts up with the Arabic States behavior mainly due to both need each other. The west needs oil so to speak and the east needs leadership and technology. Since the Israel became a nation in 1948 America has supported this small country based on my first reason. Israel is the only real democracy in the region. Whether it’s been a democrat or a republican our government has supported this diamond in a region of terror and hate.
It’s my contention that this current president does not want to support Israel but was forced into the support based on Israel is our ally. Although we cannot know what is in our presidents heart it’s safe to say President Obama is an Islamic, borderline radical Muslim sympathizer who I feel would leave Israel to its own support if the polling data would let him.
While most Americans support a free Israel and believe they have a right to defend their country I feel our president would like to see Israel gone forever. What our president lacks in knowledge is if Israel is lost to the radical Islam terror groups so will the rest of the world. The biggest thorn to Israel has been Islam and the biggest thorn to Islam has been Israel. Presidents that know and understand this use this to the advantage of peace with these Arabic states because when you already have a guard at the gates it gives you a bigger ability to monitor the inmates.
I do not believe our president and secretary of State knows and understands this, nor did the Clinton administration when they tried to monkey with the Israeli elections to broker a peace with Israel and Palestine. It failed because of pure hatred of the Islamic community towards Israel and another reason why Clinton 2016 for president needs not to happen, Israel will again pay the price for a Hillary presidency.
President Obama states he is Christian, yes once a practicing Muslim he was converted by Jeremiah Wright a pastor who’s sermons of hatred for America and Isreal converts a peace loving Muslim Barack Obama to a Christian. Obama’s own religious advisor Joel Hunter lacks faith in God himself. His idea of God’s beloved creation of man could destroy his creation of the earth is pathetic at best.
It’s very sad to see our current administration trying it’s best to turn its back on Israel our first line of defense of the Middle East. What we need to do is to pray that God will continue to guide good decisions on the behalf of Israel, America and the European west. Pray our representatives will make the right decisions and stand up with Israel and continue the support that I believe America has with this small but great force in a region of hatred because if Israel falls radical Islam will come for us next.