What the Bible says about light and seed

The True Light "In him, (the Lord Jesus) was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world,…the world didn’t recognize him." John 1:4,9.

The Good Seed and the Weeds “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seeds in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. Matthew 13:24,25.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Syria slowly sinking Titanic - Avi Lipkin

Gary mentioned this article in a recent commentary. Click the link below to watch!https://youtu.be/CjpVMyl4yGY

Syria: Slowly Sinking Titanic by Avi Lipkin

With the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in WWI, the British and
French colonial agenda called for the carving up of the former
Turkish Empire and the creation of a number of Arab states
that would be either under British or French colonial control.

The French would get Syria with Lebanon torn away to create
the new Christian state of Lebanon, while the British
got Iraq, and the Palestine Mandate which was later carved up
into Trans-Jordan and given over to the Hashemites while the 
remaining third became the British Mandate of Palestine.

Whereas Trans-Jordan and the Arab population of Palestine
were virtually exclusively Sunni Moslems, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon
had diverse ethnic populations which were in various ways in 
conflict with each other.

Scant attention was paid to drawing logical borders, and instead,
a ruler was used on the map of the Middle East to create countries
such as Syria and Iraq which no longer exist today as they did 
before the onset of the so-called "Arab Spring" in February of 2011.

Both the French and British colonial powers used the principle of
divide and conquer proferring power to the minority Alawites in
Syria as well as the Arab Sunnis in Iraq.  The Alawites represented
a mere 10% of the population in Syria while the Arab Sunnis in
Iraq represented a mere 20% of the entire population of Iraq.

In the West and Israel, governments are created based on a majority
coalition or consensus. But in the Middle East, the British and French
decided to create pacts with minority groups that would remain totally
dependent and reliant on the colonial powers and totally ruthless with
the other ethnic groups. Power sharing and democracy were never
an option. 

The Christians were granted a state in Lebanon, but by 1945, it
was common knowledge that the Christians were now a minority, 
and the Shiites and Sunnis fought over who would be preeminent.
Today the Christians are about 28% in Lebanon and the Shiites
about 40%.

The Ba'ath parties of Syria and Iraq followed the same Socialist/
Fascist type ideology but detested each other because in Syria, 
the Ba'ath Party was dominated by the Shiite/Alawites while in 
Iraq, it was dominated by the Sunnis.

No consideration was ever given to the "other" groups not in the
coalition with these minority totalitarian leaderships and so remained
restive and were suppressed with complete brutality.

The whole system began to unravel with the US overthrow of Saddam
Hussein in 2003 in Iraq.  For George W. Bush, democracy meant the 
will of the majority.  Well, the Shiites, a 60% majority overall in Iraq 
slaughtered for decades by Saddam were now the majority and so 
power was transferred to them in 2003 with the overthrow of Saddam.  

The first thing they did was to disarm Saddam Hussein's Baath Party 
membership and slaughter them, simply taking revenge for the hundreds 
of thousands of Shiites slaughtered  by Saddam and the Baath.

Today, ISIS, represents, among other things, a reorganized Sunni 
political, religious and military system to "protect" the Sunnis from the
Shiites but has also indulged in slaughtering those Sunnis who are
not fanatic Moslems. Today many Sunnis are rising up against ISIS
as well.

In Syria, the Sunnis, who are about 80% are divided as follows: about
30% support Bashar al-Assad's Shiite Alawite regime together with the 
Alawites who are about 10% as well as the Christians and Druze who 
are about 10%.  While the Sunni rebels are about 50% so 50-50 is
a prescription for a never-ending war.  

But the war will end in the favor of the Sunnis simply because the Sunnis 
have more volunteers coming from all over the world to join ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra, Khorasan, as well as the Syrian Free Army which is secular.  

Simply put, the soldiers of Bashar al-Assad are being decimated and
cannot be replaced.  Hezbollah of Lebanon which has been helping Bashar
al-Assad is also bleeding profusely and so are the Iranian and Iraqi
Shiite volunteers coming to Syria to help Bashar.  

A good parallel is the defeat of the Nazis in Europe and Japanese in WWII.
Simply put, the US outproduced the Axis powers while the Red Army had
ten times as many soldiers as the Wehrmacht.  It was only a question of
time.

The old maps of Syria and Iraq no longer exist.  Now we are seeing cantons developing representing the Kurdish, Alawite, Shiite and Sunni populated areas with each group protecting its territory. 

Conclusion for Israel: Israel owes the British and French nothing regarding
the artificial borders of Sykes-Pikot Treaty of 1919. The borders of the 1947
UN Partition Plan no longer exist.  The June 5th, 1967 borders of Israel no
longer exist and are not sacrosanct. In light of the present Middle East 
realities, there is no justification for any further Israeli withdrawals. 

Israel's Fourth Term Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is completely right when he says that the conditions are not right to establish a Palestinian
State because all the borders in the Middle East today are fluid, with old
states disappearing and new cantons being created.

Turkey and Iran may also break up along sectarian lines and so we must
watch this as well.

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