U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was even more candid, remarking in a talk with Pentagon employees in August 2002:
"If you have a country that's a sliver and you can see three sides of it from a high hotel building, you've got to be careful what you give away and to whom you give it."
In the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, after three Arab armies converged on Israel's nightmarish borders, even the United Nations was forced to recognize that Israel's pre-Six-Day War borders invite repeated aggression. Thus, UN Resolution 242 – which formed the conceptual foundation for a peace settlement — declares that all states in the region should be guaranteed "safe and secure borders."
Among these unanswered questions, the most disturbing pertains to the demand that millions of so-called millennials under 30 must purchase health insurance -- estimated at about $1,700 a year -- that they will hardly use. Their premiums supposedly will subsidize older, in-need Americans who cannot pay the full costs of coverage that they will draw on frequently.
Online donations topped $40,000 after a blind man who was rescued by his guide dog told reporters that he needed to give up his beloved dog because the dog was retiring and his insurance would no longer cover the care for the animal, Reuters reported.
Why the Bible calls the last days "perilous times"....
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled this week that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches, but put his decision on hold pending a certain government appeal. He said the massive collection program is an unreasonable search under the Constitution's Fourth Amendment.
While speaking with GQ reporter Drew Magary on the extensive Robertson property in West Monroe, La., the patriarch of the Robertson clan provided a very candid and descript account of what he and the Robertson family, as evangelical Christians, are all about.
"We're Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television," Robertson says in the interview. "You put in your article that the Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let's get on with it, and everything will turn around."
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The Obama administration calls on Capitalism to save the day . . .
As part of the continuing charade that Obamacare can actually be fixed, the Obama administration is hiring Microsoft Corp. executive Kurt DelBene to revamp the super-expensive, taxpayer-funded vortex of malware that is the HealthCare.gov website.
It is all part of the White House’s unrelenting drive to reinforce the left-wing narrative that the misnamed Affordable Care Act can succeed without dramatically disrupting society.
Today, liberal churches are placing their hope for new growth in the same type of old lies that come from the world system. They are blatantly ignoring the clear truth of the Bible — such things as ordaining homosexuals, advocating abortion and abandoning the Jewish people. These things are clearly against what the Bible teaches. As a result, they are preaching to empty pews — their doctrine is as dark as their vast, hollow and empty sanctuaries.
And what would be the "prize" if all the miracles could somehow be achieved? An indefensible Jewish state, pushed back to a nine-mile width by the "diplomacy" of a country with a three-thousand-mile width; the reversion of Judea and Samaria to total Muslim rule; jihadists from Syria and elsewhere spilling over the porous borders of Palestine and turning Palestine itself, Israel, and Jordan into a cauldron of instability and danger.
BARBARA WALTERS: Well, you've touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be - I shouldn't say this at Christmastime, but - the next messiah. And the whole ObamaCare, or whatever you want to call it, the Affordable Health Act, it just hasn't worked for him, and he's stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.
One of those experts is William Murray, president of the Religious Freedom Coalition, who told WND the Obama administration doesn't see religion the same way a Christian would. And that's why the administration's actions regarding pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran for more than a year for being a Christian, are what they are.
"He sees religion as a 'tradition,' as in the way Joe Biden says he's from a Catholic tradition," Murray said. "Obama, like most secularists, cannot understand religion affecting the lives of those that believe outside the setting of a church, hence his reference to freedom of worship that he confuses with freedom of religion."
He said it's the same reason Obama opposes religious influences in the military.