WHAT A TRAVESTY! Iron Dome Subsidy

25 Sep

For the United States to pay the bill for replenishing missiles in the Israel’s Iron Dome defense system used during the Gaza attack in May is a travesty of law and justice. And for such an initiative to gain support for such a measure by a vote of 420-9 in an otherwise hopelessly divided U.S. House of Representatives should be an embarrassment rather than the occasion for restoring this questionable Special Relationship no matter how adverse its unconditional maintenance is for the wellbeing of the people of the Middle East and the strategic rationality of American foreign policy.

Iron Dome Mystifications

There has been much false reasoning surrounding this latest promiscuous affirmation of Israeli militarism. The Iron Dome is presented to the world as a purely defensive weapon whose only role is to save the lives of innocent civilians. If that is so, why not deploy an Iron Dome system in Gaza, as Alison Weir has observed, where it is really needed by an utterly defenceless blockaded civilian population that has endured massive civilian casualties from repeated Israeli missile attacks for many years. Anyone aware of the devastation and civilian casualties endured by the Gazan population of Gaza in May would understand that Israel would have thought twice before launching such an aggressive military operation if its population and cities would have been as exposed to retaliatory strikes as are the people of Gaza. One need not be a student of military strategy to know that offense and defense are lethally interconnected under combat conditions.

Not only is the Iron Dome mispresented, but the underlying military attack, with the puzzling IDF code name “Guardian of the Walls,” was falsely described as a ‘defensive’ response to the ‘terrorism’ of Hamas and affiliated armed groups. Ignored by such media reporting is the Israeli inflammatory background and context. Rockets from Gaza were preceded by a series of Israeli provocations in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, including safeguarding Jewish extremist marches through Palestinian neighborhoods with such chants as ‘death to the Arabs,’ settler violence against Palestinians, and several intrusions and interferences with Muslim worship within the Al Aqsa compound during a period of religious holidays.

Comparing Civilian Casualties

When the assessments of responsibility for loss of life and the true identity of perpetrators of terrorism are made, it is illuminating to compare the casualty statistics of these periodic Israeli military operations carried out against a totally vulnerable Gazan entrapped society. One of the prime guidelines of international humanitarian law is the requirement that any military use of force be proportionate in response; another prime norm is the prohibition directed at ‘collective punishment’ in Artlcle 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention: in Operation Cast Lead, 2008-09, 14 Israelis were killed, 1434 Palestinians; in Operation Pillar of Defense, 2012, 6 Israelis, 158 Palestinians; in Operation Protective Edge, 2014, 73 Israelis, 2100 Palestinians; in Guardian of the Walls, 2021, 12 Israelis, 256 Palestinians.  

This comparison of lives lost is revealing, but even this is far from a complete portrayal of one-sidedness, as Gaza is routinely denied in the aftermath of the carnage, access to materials needed to repair the worst of the damage to people and property, quite arbitrarily for long periods, aggravating what passes for normalcy in the best of times in Gaza during intervals between massive attacks. There are frequent limited military strikes, border violence, and a host of intrusions by way of drone surveillance and sonic boom overflights.  

Against such a tormented background, the US Government should at least refrain from subsidizing Israeli militarism even beyond the already disgraceful $3.8 billion per year. Besides, the moral and legal considerations, one wonders why Israel should be a recipient of such geopolitical charity when its economy is robust, having achieved one of the world’s highest per capita incomes, with cutting edge technologies, and a profitable, expanding market for its arms industry and counterterrorism training programs. Not only should the US be ashamed, but humiliated by erecting such a platform for national bipartisanship despite remaining hopelessly split on what should be apolitical imperatives: a humane border and immigration policy, adequate funding of infrastructure and social protection, keeping the electoral process open to all citizens and preserving political democracy in the face of insurrectionary violence, and devoting all available public funds to address the multiple menaces attributable to climate change.

What About Israeli Nuclear Weapons?

The strategic perspective is also relevant. Serious war dangers in the Middle East persist in large part because the West cannot deal evenhandedly with nuclear weapons. It long ago facilitated the secret acquisition, possession, and development of this weaponry by Israel and stands committed to war if necessary to thwart Iran alleged approach of the nuclear threshold. Because Washington does not dare to challenge Israel’s nuclear option, the US is forced against its interest to join Israel (and Saudi Arabia) in confronting Iran. It should be evident to any fair-minded observer that Iran has a persuasive security case for a nuclear deterrent given constant threats and violations of its sovereignty by Israeli and U.S. military provocations. It should be obvious that security, peace, and economic development would benefit all the peoples of the Middle East if a nuclear free zone were established in the region, monitored and verified internationally. At the same time, it would reduce to near zero the dangers of a regional war and the strategic inhibitions associated with keeping Israel as the only country permitted to have such weaponry with not even a pretense of accountability.

What About Israeli Apartheid?

What would be in the foreground of subsidizing a foreign military would be some reflections about its human rights record. In the case of Israel, the fact that during the past year both B’Tselem and Human Rights Watch, both respected human rights NGOs, concluded after exhaustive study that Israel was guilty of the crime of apartheid, a conclusion also affirmed in concrete detail by the fearless Israeli journalist, Gideon Levy. Apartheid is listed among the crimes against humanity in the Rome Statute, which is the treaty framework governing the operations of the International Criminal Court. Congress turns a blind eye toward the growing consensus that Israel is an apartheid state, a conclusion virtually acknowledged by its own adoption of a Basic Law in 2018 that proclaimed Israel as the state of the Jewish people with further implication of Jewish supremacy, not only in Israel but in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, that is, in the whole of historic Palestine. And through it all, the mainstream media takes bland note of this dubious reaffirmation of support for Israel with no attempt to address the dubious implications of such diplomatic lockstep.

What About the Palestinian Right of Resistance

In view of this, at the very least the discourse on Israel/Palestine should at least acknowledge a Palestinian right of resistance operative within the limits set by international law. It is time to abandon dismissing Palestinian resistance as ‘terrorism’ and Israeli oppressive dominance as inherently ‘defensive.’

When these considerations are taken into account, we should begin to appreciate how regressive a move it was to donate $1 billion for a new supply of Iron Dome missiles at this time. We should pause to thank the Squad for standing strong, and wonder why those who in Congress stand behind the struggles of people of color of America fail to exhibit even minimal signs of solidarity with the victims of the Palestinian ordeal.

23 Responses to “WHAT A TRAVESTY! Iron Dome Subsidy”

  1. Ray Joseph Cormier September 25, 2021 at 7:23 am #

    Richard, once again your analysis of the Realities in Occupied Palestine is more Truthful and Accurate than many paid Media Professionals dare mention, for fear of losing their highly paid jobs.

    As the Prophet saw some 2600 years ago, it can be seen on steroids having taken over Society and Culture these Days.

    In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
    And Judgment is turned away backward, and Justice stands afar off: for Truth is fallen in the street, and Equity cannot enter.
    Woe to those who say of the evil that it is good and of the good that it is evil; who present darkness as light and light as darkness, who present bitter as sweet and sweet as bitter.
    Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and in their own estimation, of profound understanding.

    Not only is it an embarrassment for The House 420-9 vote to give Israel an additional $BILLION to replace the expended Iron Dome missiles during the Israeli May Massacre in Gaza, it’s a SHAME and Crime against Humanity in my opinion.

    That $BILLION is on top of the $3.5 BILLION ANNUAL SOCIALIST SUBSIDY to US Weapons Industries, giving Israel the US Weapons for Free, to fight against home made rockets with no guidance system in the Israeli controlled Gaza Ghetto-Open Air Prison. Those Muslims in Gaza are enduring worse Living conditions than the Muslims the US says it cares so much about in the alleged Chinese Genocide of the Uyghurs.

    The US cannot control China, but it certainly has leverage on Israel with it’s donations of Weapons and US tax breaks for Donations to Israeli causes.

    The Senate will also approve this additional US Taxpayer donation to Israel.
    Like this lopsided vote, a similar majority of Senators and Representatives are provided all expenses paid trips to Israel to hear only the Israeli side of the conflict and vote accordingly.
    The Prisoners of Israel in Gaza cannot afford to bring American Politicians to Gaza to see what those US Weapons of Death and Destruction do to the People of Gaza.

    Americans should question why there is such overwhelming Bi-Partisanship on any issue concerning Israel, but that Bi-Partisanship disappears on the many serious issues facing Americans.

    Woe to those who Judge for Hire and Profit, but not for Justice and Truth.

    • Ray Joseph Cormier September 26, 2021 at 7:15 am #

      If the US spent that extra $1,000.000.000 it is giving to Israel for US made Missiles in another SOCIALIST Subsidy to War, and used it instead to rebuild Gaza, still not recovered from the Death and Destruction of Israel’s murderous assault in the 2008 Operation Cast Lead, there is greater than a better chance, primitive rockets from the the Israeli controlled Gaza Ghetto/Prison would cease.

      It is a FACT of History, Hamas legitimately won the majority of seats in the 2006 Palestinian Election, ALL EXTERNAL Monitors certified as being FREE and FAIR.

      A second Democracy in the Region, the 1st among the Arab People, was the result of the last Palestinian Election 15 years ago giving Hamas the MAJORITY of Seats, not by War, but by the Ballot.

      Israel and the US co-opted President Abbas to dissolve the NEW Democratically Elected Palestinian Legislature, and rule as the Israeli/US proxy Dictator, to keep Palestinians in the OCCUPIED West Bank “Quiet” as Israel steals ever more Palestine Land in it’s program of Ethnic Cleansing.
      Hamas was banished to Gaza with Israeli applied BDS on steroids, in a forbidden form of Communal punishment still applied to this very Day.
      What alternative did Israel and the US leave Hamas after stealing a Democratic Election? Bullets? Home made rockets?

      You, Richard, know the Geneva Convention and International Law determined Occupation of any other State HAS TO BE TEMPORARY, and THE OCCUPIER has to provide for the Welfare of the OCCUPIED PEOPLE.
      Israel isn’t fulfilling that Legal Obligation as it becomes increasingly apparent Israeli Power is leading toward an Apartheid Neo-Nazi State.
      Those same Geneva Conventions allow for RESISTANCE to the OCCUPIER as FREEDOM FIGHTERS.

      The recreation of Temporal Israel from the Bible in Palestine after an absence of some 2800 years by the UN stipulated Jerusalem should be an International City under UN Control.
      Has there been any change in that stipulation or are World Leaders just giving lip service to a rules based order yet remains blind to the grossest violations of the UN Charter.

      The Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank are sick and tired of Abbas, and want him gone. That’s why he cancelled the Palestinian Election in May under the cover of the Israeli May Massacre in Gaza, since it was evident Hamas would win a Democratic Election again.

      What to make of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas giving Israel ONE YEAR to withdraw from occupied territory and return to the 1967 lines, threatening to withdraw recognition Israel if it failed to do so?

      Obviously that won’t happen in a year, but Armageddon is derived from Har Megiddo located in Occupied Palestine 2000 years ago.

      If there is no evident change in Israel’s blind pursuit of Greater Israel invoking Jewish Superiority over Gentiles within that year, all things are Possible!

      I think Israel saw the writing is on the wall with the May assault on Gaza, having lost the Propaganda War.
      More People in THIS World, and especially in the US, saw Israel as the Aggressor, not Hamas, than ever before.

  2. Kata Fisher September 27, 2021 at 9:03 am #

    Dear Professor Falk, Thank you.

    Also, I like to submit to you that I will be at study of International Relationships at LU, and that is set in stone.

    Yes, I was accepted for the program, have registered and paid for the courses, got books, and I am just waiting for the Fall’s semester to start.

    I am not sure how this all came about – but there was a chip-monk that kept calling me and getting at me with His swords, and that offense and defense ofset of His swords submitted me to this study.

    Well, I was thinking – its just for a year. I will do that.

    The only thing that I needed to do was to close for a day a week, and free up some time.

    And, If I do not make it – for that I will have someone to blame: the chip-monk. It will be all his fault!

    K.F.

    • Richard Falk September 27, 2021 at 9:49 pm #

      Kata: Wishing you many blessings for the success of this brave venture! May it bring you many satisfactions to your restless soul! Richard

      • Kata Fisher September 27, 2021 at 10:28 pm #

        Dear Professor Falk,

        there is no conflict,

        because I do not have to do that,

        and I get to decide if I have time and energy for a lot of fun:

        A crazy house – that asylum run by insainers have quieted down?

        Souls in trauma – at free – in purgatory, will be resigned.

        Besides, I be at home (just as I am now), and where eternal love abides.

        One never knows when they will be called.

        K.F.

  3. semantha October 5, 2021 at 5:23 pm #
  4. Beau Oolayforos October 25, 2021 at 7:53 pm #

    Dear Professor Falk,

    Ah, the power & reach of AIPAC…they even made lil’ AOC back down, and then cry…but not as hard as the kids & parents in Gaza, when they’re slaughtered by Zion’s “defensive” weaponry. And the spineless Congress-people…beyond contemptible.

    • Ray Joseph Cormier October 26, 2021 at 7:54 am #

      Beau, I agree with your sentiments.
      Along your lines, these are excerpts from the email I sent to Prime Minister Trudeau Yesterday.

      I’ve been following closely what’s happening in Apartheid Neo-Nazi Zionist Temporal Israel, and the latest effort to suppress all opposition to the Israeli Occupation. You know the Bible tells us that’s where Armageddon starts, in chapter 16 during the Revelation of Jesus Christ?

      This is already in violation of the 4th Geneva Convention, World Leaders like you know, but remain part of a Conspiracy of Silence, all the while calling for the American version of a Rules Based Order.

      The United Nations represents the Rules Based Order since WWII, being undermined by the Western governments Conspiracy of Silence, including yours. The US undermined the United Nations Rules Based Order in 2003, with the illegal invasion of Iraq, and with US troops illegally in Syria stealing Syrian oil.

      You are aware the only Time I made the Front page of The Citizen with your Father was in 1982 as he was entering the Confederation Centre for Economic Talks with the Premiers, something I would imagine, takes too much of your Time all these years later.
      Just steps from exiting his Limo, I said, “Prime Minister! Look at my Sign. I had it made just for you and the Premiers!”

      The Sign was beautifully done in Calligraphy reading “Woe to those who Judge for hire and profit, but not for Justice and Truth” You can see by my smile I liked playing with your Father, and by his smile, he liked the Sign. […]

      That play started after your Father froze in his footsteps as he was entering the House after lunch at 24 Sussex in 1977. I shouted at him from across the road at the Member’s Entrance, “Prime Minister, I have some information for you Sir! Will you except it please?” The RCMP always made me stand and shout at him from across the road. He twisted and turned, but could not move, until aides dragged him into the House.

      The RCMP brought me to their HQ on the GG’s grounds for questioning, and should have the record of that, confirming what I say. I still had the 1 page note for him as I went up the main stairs at the Peace Tower a few Days later. Your Father’s Limo was just passing by as I got to the top step. He could have been in the House before I even got close.

      I had to admire your Father’s courage. The Limo stopped, he got out and walked toward me and we talked Face to Face for the 1st Time. You didn’t even have a low level Clerk acknowledge my positive support for you in a Congratulatory Message for your Majority win when I voted for you in 2015.

      At the Time, the Media portrayed your Father as a Devout Catholic, like I read the Media propagated you know what’s written between the covers of the Bible. A few days after he took the note, there was some Sports affair on the Hill, and we met the 2nd Time Face to Face. As a Devout Catholic, I was surprised when he said, “You only want to talk to me about God. Use your Mind!” The play was on!

      It would appear God won, since he quit the job in 1984, 7 years later, 2 weeks after the RCMP questioned me at length on my attitude toward him? Check with Establishment Christianity and they will tell you 7 is God’s number. It is a Fact, he moved from that House to the CORMIER House in Montreal you now own.

      This excerpt is from The Times of Israel,

      Looking for terror in all the wrong places
      https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/looking-for-terror-in-all-the-wrong-places/

      The inauguration of the Bennett-Lapid government, despite its agreement to focus only on matters on which there is consensus, has in fact taken steps which have made matters worse.

      In the aftermath of the May incidents sparked by events in and around Jerusalem, the last few months have witnessed the approval of construction tenders for Jewish settlements in the most sensitive locations — including, but not limited to the E1 enclave, Atarot, and portions of East Jerusalem.

      Jewish settlers have launched violent raids against Palestinian farmers, property, and lives. The number of Palestinians killed in spontaneous clashes has risen. Evictions and demolitions are continuing apace. Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount continues, rattling already stretched Muslim sensibilities. The olive harvest is being disrupted.

      And, now, with few avenues of peaceful resistance remaining, civil society has been targeted. This is the precise opposite of the maintenance of the status quo.

      I’ve been waiting to hear some kind of Statement from your Office, meaning YOU, on this new development in Democratic Israel for Jews, with a Military Dictatorship and Military Courts for Palestinian resistors to Israeli Occupied Palestine.

      It appears to me your Policies and attitude toward Israel, ignores the British White Paper of 1939 which says in part,

      It has been urged that the expression “a national home for the Jewish people” offered a prospect that Palestine might in due course become a Jewish State or Commonwealth. His Majesty’s Government do not wish to contest the view, which was expressed by the Royal Commission, that the Zionist leaders at the time of the issue of the Balfour Declaration recognized that an ultimate Jewish State was not precluded by the terms of the Declaration. But, with the Royal Commission, His Majesty’s Government believe that the framers of the Mandate in which the Balfour Declaration was embodied could not have intended that Palestine should be converted into a Jewish State against the will of the Arab population of the country. That Palestine was not to be converted into a Jewish State might be held to be implied in the passage from the Command Paper of 1922 which reads as follows

      “Unauthorized statements have been made to the effect that the purpose in view is to create a wholly Jewish Palestine. Phrases have been used such as that `Palestine is to become as Jewish as England is English.’ His Majesty’s Government regard any such expectation as impracticable and have no such aim in view. Nor have they at any time contemplated …. the disappearance or the subordination of the Arabic population, language or culture in Palestine. They would draw attention to the fact that the terms of the (Balfour) Declaration referred to do not contemplate that Palestine as a whole should be converted into a Jewish National Home, but that such a Home should be founded IN PALESTINE.”

      But this statement has not removed doubts, and His Majesty’s Government therefore now declare unequivocally that it is not part of their policy that Palestine should become a Jewish State. They would indeed regard it as contrary to their obligations to the Arabs under the Mandate, as well as to the assurances which have been given to the Arab people in the past, that the Arab population of Palestine should be made the subjects of a Jewish State against their will.

      WWII transferred the 247 year British Imperial Mantle to the short lived American Empire. UN International Law still forbids an Occupying Power transferring it’s Citizens into Land captured in War as Zionist Israel attempts to eradicate Palestine of the 2017 Balfour Declaration from the Face of the Earth in a slow ethnic cleansing.

      • Richard Falk October 26, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

        Thanks, Ray, for this valuable historical perspective on how Palestine was instrumentalized first to serve British
        imperial priorities and later those of the Zionist Movement. A tragic tale for the sacred history of the Holy Land,
        and the peoples who had resided in the land during the long Ottoman period of soft imperial rule.

      • Kata Fisher October 27, 2021 at 12:41 am #

        Dear Professor Falk,

        God told me that they have to do everything under the just Laws, and under the just international Laws – otherwise, they all involved will be given over to the devil, and the curse of the destruction.

        With that – that is exactly what went wrong for them, back then.

        Thank you,

        K.F.

      • Ray Joseph Cormier October 27, 2021 at 5:44 am #

        Richard, I made a typo re the Balfour Declaration. Obviously it was in 1917.

        I grasp the spirit of these letters in the last chapter of the Major Jewish Prophet Isaiah,
        “So says the Lord, “The heavens are My throne, and the earth is My footstool; which is the house that you will build for Me, and which is the place of My rest?”

        If the foot that touches the footstool is Holy, it makes the footstool Holy.

        That tells me this whole Earth is the Holy Land, not just that small sliver of blood soaked land this World has been brainwashed to view as the exclusive Holy Land.

        Further on in that last chapter, Isaiah writes,
        “For behold, the Lord shall come with FIRE, and like a tempest,
        His chariots, to render His anger with FURY, and His rebuke with flames of FIRE.
        For with FIRE, will the Lord contend, and with His sword with all flesh, and those slain by the Lord shall be many.”

        In this fast moving News Cycle, People already forgot “FIRE and FURY like the World has never seen” is already “on the table.”

        Stripping away all illusions, delusions, and wishful thinking, NUKES unleash FIRE and FURY on this Material World, and with the leading indicators, that may be possible in OUR Generations for the 1st Time in Human History.

      • Ray Joseph Cormier October 27, 2021 at 10:18 am #

        Richard, On ALL SOULS DAY, November 2, 1976, The Kansas City Times published this,

        While it could have been made in any big American City, the made for TV movie, ‘THE DAY AFTER’ showed Kansas City being incinerated in a Nuclear Holocaust 7 years later to the month, on November 20, 1983.

        The display of FIRE and FURY from that movie linked above, it the end, pauses at the same picture frame published by the Kansas City Times 7 years earlier, this TV screen shot shows,

        You can imagine my surprise watching that movie, to know I was most probably the only person on Earth to know the co-incidence? or Design?

        Here’s that scene from the video: https://youtu.be/q7J8eMyK1DI

        Like you and so many others, at 77, I’m still trying to make sense of it all, but I do know THE DAY AFTER will be too late!

        Neither the Religious nor the Political Establishment, recognized the RED FLAG Warning to the World and Sign of the TIMES in 2014, when ISIS blew up the Islamic Mosque in Nineveh, Iraq, containing the Tomb of Jonah in the big fish fame from the Jewish-Christian Scripture.

        He was sent to Nineveh some 3000 years ago, to warn the People they were on the Path to Destruction if they didn’t change their wrong headed ways as that History was made CURRENT in Our Generations.

        I was so disappointed the Pope didn’t go to that site when he visited Iraq in March of This Year of the Lord 2021.

      • Kata Fisher October 27, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

        Dear Professor Falk, Last night I could not sleep. I had mind flash of something like a small planet or it looked like round marble peace of metal go all the way out of my sight, and then come half way down, and it stopped. And God said – that is how Time can look like – to me. Then I had a mind flash of awful and ugly satanic finger just holding on to and tapping on very ancient ripped out edge of the peace of paper. Thank you, K.F.

      • Ray Joseph Cormier October 28, 2021 at 5:06 am #

        Kata, I’ve had a few spectacular dreams too, This is just 1 of them.

        The year 1973 was significant to me for two reasons; the 1973 oil crisis and a particularly vivid and powerful dream I remembered on waking.
        It had threads of reality weaved within it as there was a blast of a good time jam packed all inclusive party in the actual apartment I was living in at the time.

        At the edge of a deep cliff overlooking the Turcot train-yards of Montreal, I had an unobstructed view of the mighty St. Lawrence River, to the farthest extension of the horizon south to the US of A.

        Suddenly, the the old, 2 story building collapsed into a pile of rubble as the earth shook violently. Climbing out and shaking the dust off, toward the northern view, I could see the real park across St. Jacques Street and the high rise buildings in the distance on the higher cliffs of Notre Dame de Grace (NDG) swaying back and forth.

        A Rolls Royce was parked in the street in front of the rubble that used to be my apartment. Getting in and turning on the radio, the only thing coming over all radio bands was, “You have to go to him. He wants you.”

        Thinking that was the person I thought of as my best friend on earth at the time, I drove over to a fabulous dream apartment, not his real life one, having a commanding view of the entire City of Montreal.

        “Frank! What’s Happening,” I asked, arriving at this amazing dream apartment. “It looks like the end of the world to me,” he said. Asking “what do you think we should do?” he said, “If it is the end of the world there isn’t anything we can do about it, so let’s relax and enjoy. If it isn’t the end of the world, lets relax and enjoy anyway.”

        He put on a long playing vinyl album on a sound system looking like the kind today’s professionals use. The needle got stuck in the groove, and over and over again it played, “You can’t stay here. You have to go to him. He wants you.”

        Stunned on hearing that and backing away from the grand sunken living room, I backed into a tree standing in a corner of the room. The branches of the tree embraced me saying, “You can’t stay here. You have to go to him. He wants you.”

        Not knowing who or where HE was, I was running on St.Catherine Street as it was in those days. People were running in a panic and I was running in a panic like everyone else.

        Bumping into somebody, I fell down and got up. Dodging things falling from the sky, I would stumble and fall. Getting up, I ran and climbed over collapsed rubble, falling and getting up again.

        The obstacles seemed endless. Eventually from shear exhaustion, I collapsed and gave up. I couldn’t run any more.
        At this point, the sky parted, and just a hand came down out of the sky, and picked me up.
        I woke up being lifted up in the palm of the hand.

        Maybe I was a slow learner to put 2 + 2 together, but it took two more years after that dream before I came alive to God or God came alive to me on February 1, 1975 as I was turning 30.
        That Day was as unexpected and as powerful an experience to me personally, as I imagine was the conversion of Saul on the Road To Damascus.

        The hand has been there for me time and time again since then.

        The dream has pictures to illustrate it here,
        https://rayjc.com/2011/02/26/i-had-a-dream/

      • Kata Fisher October 29, 2021 at 10:01 pm #

        Ray hi – I came across this article, and after I read it I was at complete stop. I just stopped everything I was working on to submit my first assignments- dead cold I may or may not go back to that study. Maybe in spring – or maybe in of the next year. I will be keeping my day off, however. K.F. https://www.propublica.org/article/the-liberty-way-how-liberty-university-discourages-and-dismisses-students-reports-of-sexual-assaults?fbclid=IwAR1EhHBmS4oqaAXRBjwrM3-keQw3ix_Q2_7NRGUIPeDzGllBrMulE2lguEE

      • Ray Joseph Cormier October 30, 2021 at 10:37 am #

        Kata, your comment is the segue to share this Time in my CV about an indirect connection with the original Jerry Falwell, in this letter sent me by Prime Minister David Lange of New Zealand, crafted in such an explicit way no background explanation is required by me.

        The most important line in the link is, “Speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves, for the rights of all who need an advocate. —Proverbs 31:8.”

        Doing that is one of the Fundamental requirements to be able to claim devotion to God through Christ.
        In my opinion, the nominally Christian Nations absolve themselves from that Christian Duty, especially on behalf of Occupied Palestine, having made TEMPORAL Israel, not Spiritual Israel, a false IDOL to be worshipped without question.

        I also followed your link to Abarim Publications and found this: Leb-kamai may be a region or city but no other writer mentions it, which suggests that it wasn’t very significant. And that makes it rather odd that it is mentioned as singled-out victim of a destroying force that is potent enough to sack Babylon.”

        Naturally, I would find this line from your link to Abarim more interesting than any other Person on Earth because of my CV and the Historical Record in Kansas City Times, September 13, 1976, “Leb-kamai may be a region or city but no other writer mentions it, which suggests that it wasn’t very significant. And that makes it rather odd that it is mentioned as singled-out victim of a destroying force that is potent enough to sack Babylon.”

        That September 13, 1976 Report has these these lines and visions behind them,
        “He came to town for the Republican National Convention and will stay until the election in November TO DO GOD’S BIDDING: To tell the World, from Kansas City, this country has been found wanting and its days are numbered […] He gestured toward a gleaming church dome. “The gold dome is the symbol of BABYLON,” he said.” […] He wanted to bring to the Public’s attention an “idea being put out subtly and deceptively” by the government that we have to get prepared for a War with Russia.”

        That 1976 FUTURE is NOW with the Revelation of the details GENERALLY unfolding in the spirit of the letter.
        The World is waking up to see Americans may hasten “its days are numbered” part of the 1976 Vision, and waits with bated breath.

        That came before the ALL SOULS DAY report, 7 years before ‘THE DAY AFTER’ Kansas City was incinerated by FIRE and FURY came out, the Material Fact posted above.
        Seems so similar to the spirit in the letter I cite about Leb-kamai I was not aware of before your link.

        There are many 1 liners in the Bible with great significance too many Believers skip over, because it would require a real effort to change, 1st oneself.
        It’s Reasonable and Logical to believe Judgment starts with those who claim to be of the House of God.
        This one Line is very significant,
        ‘Not by military force and not by physical strength, but by My spirit,’ says the Lord of Hosts. Zechariah 4:6.

      • Ray Joseph Cormier October 31, 2021 at 8:55 am #

        Afterthoughts, like THE DAY AFTER is too late!
        This should have followed the line cited from Zechariah, but better late than never!

        ‘Not by military force and not by physical strength, but by My spirit,’ says the Lord of Hosts. Zechariah 4:6.

        The US, having a delusional belief in it’s own exceptionalism, sees itself as being ‘The Most Christian’ among the Nations of the Earth.

        That Self proclaimed ‘Most Christian Nation’ of America, is the BIGGEST supplier of the Weapons of Death and Destruction to the World in all of Human History.

        That FACT and REALITY is in direct conflict with what Zechariah the Prophet of God wrote. The Bible is The Law to many US Christians.

        That Reality of America’s Militarism of Today is indisputable evidence the Bibical ‘War between the Spirit and the Flesh’ is REAL and Most Christian America is Blind to the Truth of it, consenting by Silence. TOO much money is involved!

        Even theTrump/Kushner Abraham Accords were a cover for the US to sell more Weapons to those Arabs States that didn’t have a Treaty with Israel, all aimed at Iran – for now.

        When Cain killed Able in the Genesis record, Cain feared what is called Today, “Capital Punishment.”
        One killing was enough for God, and put a Mark on Cain so no one would kill him and make it worse. Eventually someone else killed someone else, and now we have great Industries developing more ways to kill People.

        My personal reference Bible was published in 1855. In the 60s, the Future looked Bright. The World of Today, is not the same World of the 60s.
        The Future does not look that Bright, unfolding along the lines I see outlined in my 1855 Bible History, Past, Present and Future!

      • Kata Fisher November 1, 2021 at 9:10 am #

        Ray,

        Everybody is in danger of being damned. Including Pope Francis (which is no pope, at all). They are in their jokes, and are expecting everyone to serve their jokes.

        They are in scornfulness of Satan. They are in the person of Satan – and are out to be called out for that which they are, and what they represent, and serve.

        Roman Catholic Charismatic Church will not serve their jokes, and instead will curse them in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

        They are not hearing the Bishop of Rome, Fr Carlo Maria Vigano.

        Further,
        “Can. 569 Military chaplains are governed by special laws.”

        Military Chapels are cursed in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and with their defiled tables are in service to the Satan. Military chaplains should know that by now.

        Hell with their communion, and hell with their fellowship.

        Washington Diocese is cursed in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Everyone should know that by now.

        Anyone who thinks that Pope Francis can resolve them and their families from sins – is in the jokes of Satan. They can serve Satan’s jokes!

        The Church has no joke for anyone.

        K.F.

      • Ray Joseph Cormier November 2, 2021 at 12:31 pm #

        It is a wonder to see how diametrically opposed some Religious views are, interpreting events and individuals in this Material Flesh World.
        All of us think we’re right according to the Spirit of God above the World and us all.

        I am mindful of this in the Biblical Record. It requires every individual believer, to constantly self-examine their thoughts, words and deeds considering the Universality of Christ thinking we walk in his footprints, lest at the End of it all, we be found in this group of Believers the Christ warns about,
        Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.
        Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in YOUR name? and in YOUR name have cast out devils? and in YOUR name done many wonderful works?
        And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.
        This applies to Jews, Christians and Muslims.

        The Prime Minister of New Zealand won the debate with Jerry Falwell on the “Morality of Nuclear Weapons”
        When I read in the paper when newspapers had more news than advertisements about the upcoming debate at the Oxford Union, it didn’t say who was for or against.
        I knew the most preeminent Christian Leader in the US at the Time would be for Nuclear Weapons, the A-bom-i-Nations that make Desolation.

        Jerry Falwell was a Fraud. He didn’t debate the Prime Minister. It was one of his students at Liberty University.

  5. muunyayo November 26, 2021 at 9:15 pm #

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