Israel to America: I Warned You
© 2005/5765 Ariel Natan Pasko
Well, it's begun; less than a week after the Israeli army expelled thousands of Jews from their homes in Gaza and Northern Samaria, uprooting 25 communities, American troops were "evacuating" people from their homes in Louisiana and Mississippi. The greatest "natural" disaster has happened in American history. The Hand of G-D is written all over this one.
I hate to say I told you so, but in my June article, "Israel, Tell America the Hard Tough Truth," I did warn, "America, your country is in danger. The G-D of Israel, who has brought His people (the Jews) home after 2,000 years, is watching your every move. Stop pushing Israel into suicidal concessions (giving away parts of its homeland to a non-existent group - the so-called Palestinians), before it's too late, and your fate is sealed."
As I said then, "The redemption of the Jewish People and their return to the Holy Land (Israel) is an unstoppable divine process...the "Palestinians" won't stop it, the Europeans won't stop it, and America won't stop it. If America continues to promote the "rights" of the "Palestinians" (what the Bible calls "a non-people" - Deut. 32:21), know that you are going against the G-D of History and Jewish destiny. Beware!"
But through the summer, George Bush and Condi Rice continued to promote the expulsion of about 10,000 Gazan and Samarian Jews from their homes, destroying whole communities in the process. True, the Israeli government carried out the first internationally sanctioned ethnic cleansing of the 21st century, but did America have to encourage it?
Who cares what Sharon wants, or Bush wants, or the EU or UN wants...
What one, who has some sense in his head must consider is, what does the G-D of Israel want? And that, over the last fifty-some years, since 1948, has become abundantly clear. The G-D of Israel has been manipulating history to bring about what He promised thousands of years ago to our forefathers, as recorded in the Bible's prophecies, Jews are returning to their Promised Land from the four corners of the earth, they are being redeemed.
America's support for the expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif in Gaza ran counter to G-D's Plan, and it's clear that His "payback time" came swift and furious, as Hurricane Katrina uprooted whole communities along America's Gulf Coast.
Just as Jews were made refugees, so were Americans. Just as Jews lost home and property, so did Americans...
As I warned earlier, "America is on the fast track to Hell, I couldn't say it any clearer, unless you change your government's policies toward Israel and the so-called 'Peace Process'...Just as the Soviet Union fell, [by not letting it's Jews leave for Israel] so too will America, if it causes a Palestinian State to come into existence."
Many in Israel and America, Jews and non-Jews have seen "G-D's Hand," in the hurricane disaster.
"Whenever this country encourages Israel to give up any part of their rightful God-given land we have suffered the consequences," wrote a discussion-board participant on the website of the Christian Broadcasting Network.
As John Green, senior fellow at a Washington Think Tank (Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life) said, about half of Americans believe that a divine power sends judgment through hurricanes, floods and natural disasters. "The basic idea that God is in charge and he expects people to behave and he isn't happy when they don't, that's a very common idea," Green explained recently.
Even Illinois' liberal Democratic Congressman, Jesse Jackson Jr, said at a news conference, "God is responsible for this and in his own time he will reveal why."
Well Jesse, we already know why...
But why specifically was New Orleans wiped out? I immediately thought to myself, it must be because of the licentious behavior at Mardi Gras.
According to an online encyclopedia, Mardi Gras is "the last day before the Catholic fasting season of Lent. It is the French name for Shrove Tuesday. Literally translated, the term means "fat Tuesday" and was so called because it represented the last opportunity for merrymaking and excessive indulgence in food and drink before the solemn season of fasting."
There you have it, "excessive indulgence," which in our day includes more than just food and drink.
The encyclopedia continues, "In the cities of some Roman Catholic countries the custom of holding carnivals for Mardi Gras has continued since the Middle Ages. The carnivals, with spectacular parades, masked balls, mock ceremonials, and street dancing, usually last for a week or more before Mardi Gras itself. Some of the most celebrated are held in New Orleans..."
A Christian group in Philadelphia (Repent America) said the hurricane was sent by G-D to prevent an annual gay pride festival that was due to take place soon. "We must not forget that the citizens of New Orleans tolerated and welcomed the wickedness in their city for so long," said Repent America director Michael Marcavage. "May this act of God cause us all to think about what we tolerate in our city limits."
By the way, the similarities between the disaster inflicted on the Jews of Gaza, and that which happened to New Orleans are many...
Hurricane Katrina and Katif (as in Gush) both start with a "K". Both were affected coastal areas. Before the Oslo War, Gush Katif was a known tourist destination also. New Orleans, at the mouth of the Mississippi River, had an important commercial port. Bush has been pushing for economic development in Gaza. With Israel's withdrawal, there's talk of reviving the plans to develop a port in Gaza. Does anyone remember the "Karrine A affair" (notice it starts with a K?) during Arafat's rein, when the Palestinian Authority tried to smuggle in vast amounts of weaponry on a boat?
About 10,000 Jews were forced out of their communities under Sharon's Expulsion Plan; interestingly, about 10,000 Jews lived in the New Orleans area and had to flee. America's population ratio to Israel is about 50:1. Ten thousand Jews leaving Gaza and Northern Samaria is the equivalent of about 500,000 Americans, or about the size of New Orleans' population.
Gush Katif was an important agricultural area for Israel, accounting for 90% of Israel's Cherry Tomato exports, for example. With its destruction, came the destruction of New Orleans' port that exported so much of the Mid-West's agricultural production.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (Shas Party spiritual leader and former Israeli Chief Rabbi) recently blamed Hurricane Katrina on George Bush, because of his support for Sharon's Disengagement plan. "It was God's retribution. God does not short-change anyone," said Rabbi Yosef during his weekly sermon. He [Bush] perpetrated the expulsion [of Jews from Gaza]. Now everyone is mad at him. This is his punishment for what he did to Gush Katif, and everyone else who did as he told them, their time will come too," Rabbi Yosef emphasized.
Also, Jerusalem Kabbalist, Rabbi David Batzri said recently that, "Divine retribution is meted out according to the principle of 'measure for measure,' just as the Jews were forced out of their homes as a result of US pressure on Israel, so too are Americans being forced out of their homes."
I might add, "water," is a symbol of "Chesed - kindness" according to the Torah, and the Torah itself is likened to water, according to Jewish tradition. Since America had no compassion for the Jews of Gaza, water was used to punish America just as the flood in Noah's time.
About the economic disaster the hurricane caused, Rabbi Batzri said, "The US intervened to bring down oil prices, now G-D is sending them a hurricane near their own oil reserves [it wiped out 20% of refinery capacity]...The US will benefit by helping the Jews, not by opposing them, he added."
With weakened oil capacity, America just became more dependent on Arab oil. Israel has a lot of friends, Jews and non-Jews in America, if they can't reverse Bush's anti-Israel policies, they better be concerned, before America gets it again (probably from their Muslim Jihadist friends), who Bush and Co. are trying to appease by sacrificing Israel. Why would Bush help create a terror state in Hamasland?
Appeasement never works...
And while America is getting punished, the Palestinian Authority isn't off the hook. As I sat down to write this article, news of several "disasters" in Gaza are surfacing.
There is growing anarchy in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority (PA) Interior Minister, Nasser Youssef, put PA security forces on high alert after dozens of gunmen, armed with rifles and anti-tank grenades, stormed the home of the former Palestinian Security Chief and nephew of Yasser Arafat, Moussa Arafat. They dragged him into the street, accusing him of corruption and being a "collaborator," then shot him dead.
They also kidnapped his son Manhal, a senior Palestinian security official. A spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees (who claimed responsibility), said that they were "questioning Moussa's son, Manhal, over his father's crimes and he will be sentenced according to Allah's law," they later killed him too. The Popular Resistance Committees is a terrorist coalition, made up mainly of former members of Fatah, but includes members from Hamas and Islamic Jihad. They have committed numerous deadly terror attacks on Israelis.
Earlier, a powerful explosion killed four people and wounded 27, when a bomb factory blew up in the home of a senior Hamas leader in Gaza City. According to PA sources, a number of buildings collapsed as a result of the blast.
"G-D's Hand" again...
Also, PA forces in Khan Yunis, south of Gaza City, recently used live fire against Gaza residents protesting abhorrent living conditions and demanding jobs. The Arab rioters threw stones at the PA troops. Reports from Gaza indicated at least 16 people were wounded, 11 civilians and 5 policemen.
They always complained when Israeli troops were attacked and shot back...Where is the international community of hypocrites now?
I don't know G-D's timetable, if China will replace the US and become the next world superpower, or the Messiah will come first and destroy the Palestinian Authority, but what I can tell you is that the G-D of Israel will wreck havoc with any country that opposes His purposes in history...
The final redemption of the Jewish People has begun; America, join up or beware!
Ariel Natan Pasko
is an independent analyst & consultant. He has a
Master's Degree in International Relations & Policy Analysis.
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