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Monday, 22 July 2013

Smoke and mirrors

One of the tricks of the magician is distraction. Whilst you are looking one way, he is doing something else. The effect is magical, but the whole thing is deception.  All forms of magic are deception of one sort or another. It's just that the entertainers admit it and challenge us to spot the trick. Politicians can also be  adepts at distraction.

Daphne Anson recently posted a video with an imam vowing all sorts of punishment on America, France, Rome and Britain. He does this from the Temple Mount. He probably views Rome as the centre of Christianity. The man is deluded for all sorts of reasons but perhaps not totally crazy. He warns Obama that the Caliphate will return, as if Obama is some sort of Western oppressor. But is it smoke and mirrors?

Today WND posted another, very different pronouncement, not on the Temple Mount but concerning the Temple Mount. The source is a PA negotiator, so we have to treat it with great care. See here.

The Obama administration has quietly presented a plan in which the Palestinian Authority and Jordan will receive sovereignty over the Temple Mount while Israel will retain the land below the Western Wall, according to a senior PA negotiator speaking to WND.
The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism. (WND)

It appears that Israel has not agreed to the Obama/Kerry plan.

The PA negotiator further said Israel rejected a Palestinian request that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agree not to place the final peace plan up for referendum in the Knesset.
Indeed, Netanyahu announced today any plan must receive final approval in a national poll.
“I am committed to two objectives that must guide the result … if there will be a result. And if there will be a result, it will be put to a national referendum,” he said at the start of the cabinet meeting.
“Negotiations with the Palestinians will not be easy, but we are entering them with integrity, honesty and hope,” Netanyahu added. (WND)

Are the Arabs trying to stir things up as a negotiating tactic? Does Obama really hold the Temple Mount and the aspirations of Israel in such low regard? Is he trying to inflame the situation?

As far as the machinations of Israel's enemies, and so called friends, are concerned there are two things worth remembering:

When the consequences of incompetence become indistinguishable from the consequences of malice, it is wiser and safer to assume malice.

And, more importantly, Psalm 2. God's plans for the Temple will be fulfilled. Sorry, Mr. President.

1 comment:

  1. Intriguingly, the imam uttered no dire threats against Israel, presumably because its destruction is assured in his eyes.