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What more can I mention about the attacks on Paris on the 13th day of the month of November in the year of 2015? Or Friday the 13th, to get straight to the point. What more can I mention that the press is not yet discussing? There was the October bombing attack on Russia’s airliner over the Sinai Peninsula (which killed more Russians than those whom were killed in Paris. 224 people traveling to Russia perished on board the downed Metrojet Airbus 321-200 flight). There was the bombing attack in Beirut, Lebanon two days prior to the Parisian bombings over the weekend. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks on the citizens of all three nations, and in response Russia is offering a $50 million (USD) dollar reward for information leading to the perpetrators. French and Russian warplanes are attacking the group’s defacto capital city in Raqqa, Syria, while Hezbollah guerilla fighters take on ISIS ground forces within the vicinity of the Syrian-Lebanese border region. In the meanwhile, Islamic State has promised to wage more jihadist warfare against the ultimate prized target of Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States of America. * Update – On November 18, 2015, the terrorist mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, was killed by Parisian police, and on November 19th, 2015, ISIS responded with video threats against America (the city of New York was specified), and proclaimed “the White House will turn black with our fire, Allah willing”. Abaaoud was the same man who sought to carry out a terrorist attack on a high speed train bound for Paris earlier this year. The plot was prevented when three American servicemen sprung into action. Now he is dead.
President Barack Hussein Obama, has vowed to bring in, as many as, 10,000 Syrian refugees into America for the initial phase of a Syrian refugee resettlement operation (with thousands more to arrive in the future). He hardly knows anything about them. Despite what took place in Paris, he wants them here. There’s more at stake here than meets the eye. Indeed, these attacks have a strange feeling around them, and while the public is in shock and awe over the vicious, and ruthless criminal act conducted by such bad actors, I’m not. Certain events have certain symbolic meanings to define their significance in the arena of international current affairs. Certain events have certain symbolic significance to impact a strategic move by certain clandestine meetings that remain behind the scenes. When the United States was attacked on September 11, 2001, it became apparent to much of the rest of the world at large, that 911 is the emergency service number in the United States if you need emergency services personnel for assistance. 911 was used a plenty that day of September 11, 2001. In America, it fell on a date that had a specific symbolic association to make a difference if the number 911 is used in actuality.
In Italy, Friday the 17th is considered a bad luck day, and in most Hispanic cultures of Latin America, and the nation of Greece, Tuesday the 13th is considered a bad luck day. In other words, specific days of the year have specific symbolic meanings to designate them as bad luck days for specific cultures and nationalities. Yet, for the majority of Western nations, the day of Friday the 13th is renowned for being associated with events that bear a connected negative omen as the potential outcome on that specific date. Of course, it would all be superstition, if not for the aforementioned clandestine physical, and spiritual meetings to bring shock and awe through coordinated terrorists design by particular bad actors involved in such a horrific campaign of violence the world has just witnessed.
Most people on earth today have never heard of the legendary Grand Master Jaques De Malay, of France. In the 14th century, Jaques De Malay, was the leader of a group called “The Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ of the Temple of Solomon” or the “Knights Templar” for short. During Medieval times, they were a very powerful and wealthy group whom was organized as the money carriers for the Vatican’s Catholic Church in Rome. They had extraordinary fighting abilities which they implemented very well. They were the Christian swordsmen closely affiliated with the Vatican for about 200 years in European history, and such were among the elite of the Crusade campaigns into the holy land. Non-combatant members of the order were also superb architects, and bankers, and they were responsible for building many well financed, and fortified structures throughout European society. When the Crusade campaigns against the Mideast came to an end, the Knights Templar units were now targeted for dissolution. King Philipe IV of France decided the Knight’s services would no longer be needed, and he convinced Pope Clement V, that it was time for the Knights to go. Therefore, the scene had to be set in motion, and during the pre-days leading towards the specified date of Friday the 13th, 1307, France lost a war to England. The Knights Templar organization was accused of heresy, sedition and treason, and the king’s army now marched against them as the new enemies. The organization was destroyed after their members were hunted down, and forced to confess to the trumped up charges and killed (although, a claim can be made that today’s American Catholic oriented Blackwater mercenaries (now known as Academi) whom previously functioned in Iraq can be considered the modern day defacto inherent paramilitary organization of that group). Before being burned to death at the stake, Grand Master Jacques De Malay refused to confess to the false charges leveled against him. The date was October, Friday 13, 1307. If you did not know, now you the reader just gained a brief glimpse into the true history of “Friday the 13th”. It is from this incident that the superstitious belief’s from that date derive. Jason is not in this episode.
There’s something about this attack in Paris. I’m thinking about something… Let’s go backwards. China will soon officially equip its naval fleet with a nuclear powered attack submarine (three actually). If that submarine were parked off the coast of Hawaii, it would have the capability to hit any of the 50 states in the United States of America. Type-093G attack submarines were manufactured in a joint building venture with Russia. The submarines will be equipped with JL-2 (and soon JL-3) supersonic missiles with a 4,500 mile range. Now remember, we’re going backwards. On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, North Korea threatened to attack the U.S. mainland, Guam, and Hawaii. It’s that last piece of real estate I’m focusing on, because it’s geographically closer, and more significant to the military stratagem of Far East Asian powers. Do you see a pattern forming here? Finally, on December 7, 1941, at 7:55am Hawaii time. Pearl Harbor was the scene of a major attack by the military forces of Japan to formally convince to commence American military involvement in World War II. It’s not like American generals were too stupid or anything to take note on the geographic vulnerability of Pearl Harbor. The ISIS attack on Paris? I’m going to repeat a few sentences from above. President Barack Hussein Obama, has vowed to bring, as many as, 10,000 Syrian refugees into America for the initial phase of a federal resettlement operation (with thousands more to arrive in the future). He hardly knows anything about them. Despite what took place in Paris, he wants them here. There’s more at stake here than meets the eye. Indeed, these attacks have a strange feeling around them, and while the public is in shock and awe over the vicious, and ruthless criminal act conducted by such bad actors, I’m not. So, we have a criminal terrorist organization that hates Christians. An organization that has already explained they have a strong inclination to sneak terrorists into the country, AND MAKE ALL OF US LESS SAFE. President Obama is determined to mix them in with our general population? African, Asian, and Mid-Eastern nations have REFUGEE CAMPS to accommodate such people, but the general population in America is being compelled to live with potential terrorists as their neighbors? Who wants terrorists as their neighbors? Liberal leftists? If that’s their thing, I feel they should find a country where terrorists are running around rampant on the loose, and stay there. I do NOT want potential terrorists as my neighbors. The United Nations has indicated it is the responsibility of surrounding nations to take in such cross border refugees. There is no such obligation if the recipient nation is HALF WAY AROUND THE PLANET! If they came here all naked, they still can retain the knowledge to chemically compose a combustible device to detonate, provided they can reach the necessary materials. The necessary material is no longer fertilizer, or classified as a narrowly defined category, as one may naively believe, but the necessary materials may be found in half a dozen hair care products for all I know. I don’t know. With the aftermath of the Parisian attacks, I may view this plan as maniacal, or simply mean hearted, but hardly patriotic. It is the same spirit that manifested itself during the Ebola outbreak of 2014.
Indeed! I see a possible pattern emerging, and so many Americans have a short memory. While that may be true, and I believe her technique should not have been designed to be potentially provocative, there is one American who is clear on the group’s intention. Pam Geller’s Texas sponsored Mohammad cartoon drawing contest in May 2015, could have prompted ISIS first publicly proclaimed attributed attempt at a violent attack on U.S. soil. The warning that the group is serious may have started there. 71 lions across 15 states?
Does America still have a Congress? If so, why are they so eerily stifled? But some governors are starting to stir up. Nevertheless, if any element of destruction is brought into the country either in the form of a pre-planned conception that ultimately leads to the deaths of innocent civilians, or due to a piece of matter smuggled across our political boundaries by political refugees, or asylum seekers from a war-torn country we did not have to accommodate with asylum, because an agenda to import refugees was expedited by an executive branch at the federal level of any American administration whom deliberately ignored the warnings, a class action law suit by any survivors, or their families should become the resultant consequence with an automatic unequivocal financial settlement due for the victims, or their surviving loved ones. When ISIS emerges as the bellicose entity with a vow to launch a terrorist assault on Washington, D.C., and when the leader of the group is alleged to have made the remark, “I will see you in New York” and the hierarchy of the federal government refuses to take all necessary action to prevent this from happening, there should be a penalty on the books to be remedied by the judicial branch of our governing authorities. It means the pledge to protect Americans from enemies domestic and foreign, should be exposed as baseless, and a mere sham on behalf of the official executive at the highest level of the federal government who made the pledge to occupy the oval office. I, William Tisdale, am tired of reactions during a time to act responsibly (and those in foreign nations should press your local representatives to do the same).
When Paris was being attacked by ISIS, there was a simultaneous buzz all over the internet. The seemingly invincible American female MMA fighter Ronda Rousey lost her crown to the new MMA fighter (previous boxing champion) Holly Holm in Australia. Ronda Rousey was not only known for her physical skills as a fighter. But she was also known for her vociferous saber rattling with words. She was good at capturing the attention of the media, sports commentators, and eventually the glamorous world of Hollywood stars, famous Singers, movie Directors, Producers, Sports figures, the paparazzi, and others. I believe it was this group of people that caused her to focus on the glamorous lifestyle, while her training in the ring was on the decline. Actually, there is nothing wrong with that, provided someday you choose to pursue alternate career opportunities. For example, Singers have become movie stars, and movie stars have gone into the fashion industry, etc., etc, etc.. Her training failed to answer the question, who is Holly Holm, and what can she do? Or did it? Ronda Rousey went on Jimmy Fallon’s Talk Show, and nearly predicted her own defeat, and that’s my point of the matter. She kind of sort of knew what could happen. She described who she was up against. BUT SHE FAILED TO SPECIFICALLY PREPARE FOR THAT PARTICULAR OPPONENT. Holly Holmn was not only an MMA, but also a professional boxer. She was a professional boxer who improved her MMA skills. Ronda Rousey is a professional MMA fighter who must improve her boxing skills (and not neglect the fact that Holly Holm is a south paw). What about you Christian? “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, SEEKING whom he may devour. WHOM RESIST STEADFAST IN THE FAITH…HOW???…IN THE FAITH, KNOWING THAT THE SAME AFFLICTIONS ARE ACCOMPLISHED IN YOUR BRETHREN IN THE WORLD. ARE YOU ALONE? KNOWING THAT THE SAME AFFLICTIONS ARE ACCOMPLISHED IN YOUR BRETHREN IN THE WORLD. To accomplish something means to complete it. God is allowing a work to be done in us, because it will prompt us to draw closer to Him. It is a work being completed in pain at times, and for some it may be a life long work. But He promises in the end, we will never know the pain again. 1 Peter 5:9. We MUST read the Bible to not only know our enemies, but to prepare for our enemy. Alone we can NOT defeat a devil/demon. That is spiritual power. It takes another Spirit (or God’s angels) to fight a spirit. Either God Himself via the Holy Spirit, or an angel He dispatches to fight on our behalf. Humans are no match for satan (Deliberate small “s”), or his demons. That’s where prayer comes into play.
Sure we have crime in America. No doubt there at all. However, does anyone remember the last time a God fearing, Bible reading, weekly Church attending American Christian strapped suicide bombs on their person to blow themselves up in a crowded bus? Or at the local supermarket? Western nations should turn their attention to helping Mideastern Christian refugees, because they present less of a risk to carry out acts that endanger public safety (if allowed to seek sanctuary in Western lands. The problem may be determining who is truthful). Nearly every contemporary Christian militia in the Mideast was created, and backed by American weapons to fend off initial attacks from ISIS (Kurds, Assyrians, Yazidis, Syrian Arab Orthodoxed groups, etc..). While they look as if they blend into the mix of violence now, initially they ran for their lives from ISIS, and it was Western governments that urged them to take a stand. The Parisian attackers said they traveled to France to avenge Western bombings in Syria, what did the Syrian Christians do? Why were they being driven from the lands they have lived on for centuries?
Finally, I am NOT saying everyone in the exodus of refugees of Muslim belief leaving Syria are all bad people. Many are afraid. For many, the war was forced upon them, and I sympathize with those whom are genuinely nice people. Yet, the safety of the many here should not be jeopardized, because of the religious fanatics who want to do Americans harm. Apparently, we have a political system installed that will not heed those warnings. Unfortunately, I truly believe there will continue to be back and forth acts of violence from the Mideast to Europe, and from Europe into the Mideast, until finally the scripture of Daniel 11:40 will play out the advance insight it was written to manifest. The king of the North will then place heavy military armaments into the Mideast region. In that sense, the ISIS attack and counter attack by European nations may have been a small preview of a trend leading into a much larger protracted war.
There are those who believe the bombings in Paris were false flag ritualistic imitations of the Knights Templar that once employed violence in Europe. You decide. May God’s Holy Spirit continue to lead you in prayer, and please pray for peace in Syria, Jerusalem, Paris, and the world over. “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” Matthew 5:9.
* UPDATE – On 11/19/2015 – A Republican sponsored bill was introduced into the House of Representatives designed to erect more stringent screening measures for refugees entering the United States. A number of Democrats supported the bill to prevent a Veto by President Obama. Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat, who did not support the bill has stated, “Most of the refugees” coming to the USA are “Women and children and old men”. The senator indicated new measures were not needed, because the laws in place are already designed to screen refugees who enter the country (There are laws in place designed to prevent illegal aliens from entering the country, but we have 11-20 million illegal aliens living in the USA. What good is having a law on the books, if it’s not being implemented?). Yet, the bill passed the House voting by a number of 289 to 137. Newly appointed Republican House Speaker, Paul Ryan, wisely pointed out such measures are necessary “when our national security is at stake”.
* UPDATE – 12/14/2015 – A preliminary report is completed by Egyptian aviation officials. The officials announce there is no evidence of sabotage concerning the Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai peninsula on 10/31/2015. Russian and Western sources still believe Airbus A321, whose parent company is Metrojet, was likely brought down by terrorism attributed to Islamic State terrorists.
William Tisdale – The Exquisite Writer – All Rights Reserved. November 17, 2015 (c)
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Jul 26, 2015
She is as the paradox of East Africa, or the punctual syntax in a statement that carries the presupposition that all African nations are failed states. Animated black panther manufactured from sparkling porcelain with a golden collar laced with spectacular emeralds around her neck. It provides light for a glimmer of hope in international studies. As a paradigm that will rest in the midday shade, and a short sprint of economic burst to start the day. The nation rests in the branches like a success in comparison to her geographical neighbors. The collar tends to serve as a sort of tracking device to monitor the economic expansion of her GDP. According to World Bank figures, with a population of 45.55 million denizens, and a GDP of $60.94 billion dollars, Kenya is certainly a hit by African standards. She is tantamount to a Third World nation’s success story in Sub-Saharan Africa, and her annual fiscal growth is expected to project a real GDP growth rate at 3.8% which is higher than most African nations. That track is expected to continue towards the 2017 period. Of the 54 nations the continent hosts, Kenya has traditionally been one of the blessed African nations: For the best part of its existence, the country has not been compelled to budget its resources to fight an internal rebellion. That has changed. GDP per capita income is $694 (USD). According to the World Gold Council, which measures gold reserves for Kenya, their amount stands at 0.03% tonnes.
The chief exports are predominantly agriculture products, and they include goods based on horticulture and tea. An expanded list must consider coffee, tea, textiles, petroleum, iron, steel, and cement. Major trading partners involve trading with the United States, the UK, Pakistan, the Netherlands, and the surrounding East African nations of Uganda and Tanzania. $45966.00 million in KES (Kenyan shillings) is the actual figure in trade exports. Primary imports are mostly machinery imports pertaining to transportation equipment, motor vehicles, steel, resin, and iron. Other important imports are petroleum and plastics. Major import trading partners are Saudi Arabia, India, the United States, China, South Africa, the UAE, and Japan. $144039.00 million KES (Kenyan shillings) is the actual figure in trade imports, while the current figure for external debt is $1361.00 billion (KES).
Kenya, like any other nation also has its share of problems. In July 2014 inflationary levels stood at a high 8.36%, but today nearly a year later that rate is down to 7.03%; however, food inflation is 13.39%, which is slightly up from a previous 13.2% (+1.44). Unemployment levels are at a high 40%, and poverty levels hover at 45.9% overall, which is, of course significantly high. Life expectancy is near 62 years old. To enjoy the benefits of better economic conditions education is a must, and Kenya has one of the highest scholastic enrollments in Africa at 114%. As a nation, Kenya is considered lower middle income. In order to track the performance of large companies in Kenya, the Nairobi Securities Exchange 20 (NSE20) is used as an indicator, and the current stock market index is 4539.47, which is down from 4578.62, and for now it is still sliding down (It has its fluctuating periods of peak performances).
The primary purpose for President Barack Obama’s trip to Kenya was to discuss security issues, and the need for the government to focus on combatting corruption. During his discussion with his Kenyan counterpart, President Uhuru Kenyatta, stood unmoved by President Obama’s appeal to allow his nation to ease restrictions on gay rights. Today, gay couples or those accused of homosexuality can be imprisoned in Kenya. Nevertheless, the Kenyan president rightly informed his American counterpart, whom is still considered a local by-product of Kenyan heritage, that there were many more important issues that Kenyans face. Personally, I cannot comprehend why he would mention such a thing, during a major diplomatic discussion of such a magnitude. The poverty rate in Kenya is at 45.9%. Is one supposed to be walking around as hungry unemployed homosexuals?
In the year 2007, Kenyans saw widespread ethnic violence during, and after participation in their presidential elections, which were accused by voters of being rigged. While Kenya has roughly 70 ethnicities, the largest ethnic groups consist of five groups: Kikuyu – 20%, Luhya – 14%, Luo – 13% (The ethnic group that reportedly sponsored Christian prophet Johanwa Owalo, who in 1912, allegedly prophesied a son of Kenyan heritage will cause America to burn), Kalenjin – 11%, and Kamba – 11%. The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) was supported by Luhya, Luo, and Kalenjin groups, but the Party of National Unity (PNU) gained popular support from the Kikuyu ethnic group. On December 27, 2007, voter turn out was at approximately 70% of the legal voting age population, and European Union monitors were on hand to check for a free and fair election. Incumbent President Mwai Kibaki, of the PNU was reportedly losing the vote to ODM leader Raila Odinga (a first cousin of U.S. President Barack Obama). Yet, Samuel Kivuitu, Kenya’s Electoral Commission Chairman, announced President Mwai Kibaki, as the presidential legal winner on December 30, 2007. EU monitors felt ODM figure Raila Odinga, had been cheated of the election result, and apparently his supporters agreed. Widespread fratricidal ethnic violence, and murders plagued supporters of both political parties, and Kenyan police were also accused in taking part in much of the violence.
International observers on human rights, the United Nations Security Council, The International Criminal Court in the Hague, the African Union, and several other prominent international organizations pressured the political parties to end the violence, and the judicial-political process in Kenya introduced a series of reforms to prevent election oriented violence to ever commence in Kenya again. However, the ICC eventually brought criminal charges against the “Ocampo Six” which was portrayed as instigating the violence. At one point, the ICC even ignored disagreement with the UNSC to pursue the charges. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (the son of Kenya’s founding father whom was the first president of the nation), was also one of the Kenyan Ocampo Six, and he fought the charges for years. On December 14, 2014, the charges against him by the ICC were finally dropped. He was also declared the free and fair winner in the 2014 elections in Kenya.
Why did President Obama visit Kenya now as opposed to before? I believe he answered that a few years ago. In 2009, during a visit to Ghana to meet with his Ghanian counterpart President John Atta Mills, President Obama said, “We think Ghana can be a measure of extraordinary success throughout the continent”. Later, in an interview with AllAfrica.com he declared, “For many years we made excuses about corruption, or poor governance insisting this was somehow the consequence of neocolonialism, or the West has been oppressive, or racism”. In other words, President Obama shuns those nations that engage in what is perceived as senseless violence from those who lack the basic intellectual discourse to peacefully handle disputes via negotiated settlements. On Saturday July 11, 2009 he said in his address to Ghana’s parliament “It is easy to point fingers, and to pin the blame for these problems on others. Yes, a colonial map that made little sense bred conflict, and the West has often approached Africa as a patron, rather than a partner. But the West is not responsible for the destruction of the Zimbabwean economy over the last decade, or wars in which children are enlisted as combatants.” When addressing the reason he chose Ghana to visit, and not Kenya he further explained. “Here in Ghana, you show us a face of Africa that is too often overlooked by a world that sees only tragedy or the need for charity. The people of Ghana have worked hard to put democracy on a firmer footing, with peaceful transfers of power even in the wake of closely contested elections. And with improved governance and an emerging civil society, Ghana’s economy has shown impressive rates of growth.” President Obama believes Kenya has finally reached that level of acceptability when it concentrates on economic growth, democratic ideals, and stabilizing its markets to attract investment, but it must continue to shun war, instability, and corruption which retards fiscal growth.
As for Kenya and Ethiopia, a letter signed by 13 signatories sponsored by Amnesty International stated, “Both countries face real security threats but we are concerned by the way in which each government has responded, often with abusive security measures and increased efforts to stifle civil society and independent media.” The letter went on to state there is a need to “address both new and longstanding challenges with which the country continues to grapple – from security force impunity and the need for criminal justice reforms, to an increasingly restrictive environment for media and civil society, and growing pressure on Kenya’s Somali refugee population and its Muslim communities.” I imagine this is a portion of the corruption President Obama recognized worth mentioning. If the aforementioned reports are accurate, both countries have reasons for behaving in this way.
In October of 2011, Kenya sent soldiers across the border to battle al-shabab militants, after accusing the group of kidnapping Kenyans. In 2012, the Somali based Islamic terror group Al-Shabaab (The Youth – A splinter group from the ‘Islamic Courts Union’ whose members were defeated by a joint Somali-Ethiopian military venture in 2006) publicly declared its allegiance to Al-Qaeda. The group has since instigated a series of high-profile attacks in Kenya and Ethiopia. The most notorious of these attacks came when they sent in teams of terror cells to attack the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. The group claimed responsibility for the attack on September 21, 2013. The town of Mpeketoni, was another place the group attacked in a two day siege that led to the slaying of 60 people from the Kikuyu ethnic group. The murdered were believed to have been killed as a symbolic strike against the ethnic group of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The latest attack was on July 07, 2015, in the Kenyan town of Soko Mbuzi, of Northern Kenya, where the group is believed to be responsible for killing 14 Kenyans. Al-Shabab is also known for murdering Christians in cold blood after separating, and singling out known Christian worshippers from other groups. The last presidential strong man in Somalia was the government of President Muhammad Siad Barre, and since his fall in 1991, Kenya has taken in many ethnic Somali refugees. I imagine they are tested in government sponsored campaigns to root out suspected collaborators of the Al-Shabab group.
Last, President Obama pledged support towards counter terrorism efforts, but stated “If in reaction to terrorism, you’re restricting legitimate organizations, reducing the scope of peaceful organization, then that can have the inadvertent effect of increasing the pool of recruits for terrorism.” I really hope not! President Obama seemed to have a good time with family members he knew, and some he never met before. Good! Some Kenyans felt critical that he waited for so long to visit the nation that bore his paternal family, and some even felt President Bush contributed much more towards Africa’s medical and economic development. I second that. Security concerns forbade him to visit the village his father is from. However, before he moves on to Ethiopia, he gives Kenya a big emotional hug. She is as the paradox of East Africa, or the punctual syntax in a statement that carries the presupposition that all African nations are failed states. Animated black panther manufactured from sparkling porcelain with a golden collar laced with spectacular emeralds around her neck. It provides light for a glimmer of hope in international studies. As a paradigm that will rest in the midday shade, and a short sprint of economic burst to start the day. The nation rests in the branches like a success in comparison to her geographical neighbors. She is the Republic of Kenya.
William Tisdale – The Exquisite Writer – All Rights Reserved – 07/26/2015 (c)