If I haven't already told you, I really enjoy writing and becoming published was an answer to years of prayers. I'm still waiting to find one of my books in a thrift store, which will tell me I really made it, as I find the country's most popular writers in thrift stores and if its a signed novel I'll know who donated it. I think its good to pass books on, to let other readers enjoy the story. There's a lot of people out there who can't afford new book prices but 25 cents to $2 is within reach. Most of our library, better than a thousand books, comes from thrift stores. Right now they're all boxed up and piled into our old coal storage bin attached to the house. We're re-doing our basement, which is where the library will be and Mona's sewing area.
I talked with James yesterday and Micah Sue. It was nice to hear from both of them. Brady, Micah's other half, is working long hours again and being flown out to the oil stands in the middle of the inlet to do his specialty. He is a an EOD person that helps the lines go deeper for more oil, or cleans the holes when the earth closes in and blocks the pumping. Micah Sue is handling two children now with the birth of Lucas. Now, though he's not named after him, for you older western fans, Lucas was the TV name for the "Rifleman". But Brady and Micah Sue are Star War fans-enough said.
James and Becca, plus the two girls, have settled in at their base in Monterey, California. Outside the base, this is where a lot of rich people live and play golf. James loves the beaches, for which this area is also famous for. When he arrived he was told to take two-weeks leave to get moved in, kids into school and whatever. He'll be working for the Colonel, who's in charge of the school for those students training in Pacific languages and a couple Middle-East dialects. In my day, Generals had aides, but now the Colonels have "assistants"- that's James. This normally means because of his many awards and display of leadership in getting the job done, he is being groomed for a senior rank. But this would also mean James and Becca having to stay in the service a lot more time then they had planned. Right now he needs to learn how to play a better golf game. Does it sound like I'm proud of him? Mona and I have been blessed, we are proud of all our children and the lives they chosen to enter into. Oh there's been some bumps, but they've plowed through them.
Oh, a couple of our children are still battling it out with their faith, but this is comparable with our country's average. My problem is keeping my mouth shut and remaining a stumbling block. I just recall how long it took me come around and I hope they don't have to go through that period of time before they come back to the Lord.
Enough on my preaching, let's hit the news. Warning: a couple of these stories are adult in nature.
ISRAEL: Reported by the Gatestone Institute- Jerusalem Online reported International Media was ignoring a story concerning the "Rape of a 9-month old child", a Syrian refugee baby in Turkey. Turkish Birgun News, first ran the story by Journalist Huseyin Simsek, with both the newspaper and the reporter receiving countless threats since covering the story. Meanwhile, the article states "Not a single International Media Outlet in the English Language has covered this story." The rape of the child occurred in Antep's Islahiya District. The family had fled the Syrian War and were now living and working as farm laborers in Turkey. The had put up a tent in the area they were working for their 9-month old girl and left her in the custody of an 18-year old Turkish young man. Then, when the mother return to the tent to check on her child, "She encountered the devastating scene!" Turkish doctors confirmed the baby had been raped and the young man was arrested by Turkish Authorities.
Reports also came out to the local media in how there was evidence of multiple rapes of children in the Turkish Refugee Camps- with one such rape involving a 3-year old girl by an elderly Turk, who committed the rape in front of other children. Without his knowledge, he was also committing his rape in front of a camp security camera, so the rape was being filmed. Not that it mattered. He was acquitted of the rape under, "not enough evidence for a conviction", and "good behavior during the trial."
In Syria some victimized women and female children have been forced to wed their attackers. Yet, many of the Syrians find this "unacceptable". Finding it "cruel to force someone to a marry a person she does not want to." But sadly, many of the older women, who understand Muslim Honor Crimes, marry their attacks to prevent their family from murdering them for dishonoring their family by being raped. In Turkey the leading cause for the murdering of women is related to these Honor Crimes.
Turkey's Independent News did a story on Turkey's Constitutional Court undoing a law that automatically categorizes sexual acts with children between the ages of 12 and 15 as Rape. The new law takes effect in January 2017. Human rights organizations condemned the move, fearing it will lead to a number of pedophiles not being punished. Turkey's Express News reported that and estimated 10,000 Turkish Soldiers believed to be involved in the recent failed coup attempt, will be punished by torture, starvation and rape.
(Turkey wants to be part of the United Nations, yet it continues to allow rape in the camps, and the use of torture, starvation and rape of its own soldiers as a punishment. These are clear violations of Human Rights. But where are the stories in the big newspapers, or on the television. Has the US put a "Do Not Print This Story", on such events? But for now the US cannot control the internet, at least until World control takes over next year and some of the news sites may disappear. Watch for it)
WHITEHOUSE: President Obama has signed a new "Presidential Proclamation" - making September "National Preparedness Month 2016, with plans to make September 30 a "National Day of Action". But the memo doesn't explain what he has planned for that day.
WHITEHOSE: President Obama has sent "Letter" also known as "Memorandum", to the Speak of the House and another to the President of the Senate- in which he states, in reference to "State of Emergency Declared in Proclamation 7463 with Respect to Terrorist Attacks on the United States on September 11th, 2001, Is To Continue in Effect For An Additional Year." ( We should keep an eye on this being followed up by several Executive Orders or Executive Actions.) Go to whitehouse.gov and select Presidential Actions to view the same things I do.
CHINA: Global Times- China vows to form a closer community of shared future with ASEAN. China and ASEAN adopted two documents on dealing with "unplanned encounters in disputed waters." One concerned a hotline for senior diplomats in addressing emergencies at sea and the other concerning ground rules to be established for these emergencies . This was seen as a step forward for China and the ASEAN countries.
China: Global Times- Seems the Communist Party is having trouble collecting overdue membership fees from some of their members, who now refuse to pay.
South Sudan: Global Times- South Sudan has accepted a 4,000 man regional protection force , which was approved by the United Nations Security Council. (This was to help stop the smuggling, deter the slavery rings and protect the locals from militants.)
England: Global Times- (China based), reports that England and Iran are exchanging Ambassadors to promote further ties. ( But this may further cause a separation between England and the European Union, who are unhappy with Iran's recent nuclear moves.)
United States: Global Times- The U.S. Military is planning to provide the Philippines with two used military aircraft, that will help Manila expand its sea patrols in the face of territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea.
AFGHANISTAN: China Daily News- String of insurgent attacks in Kabul has caused panic among the Afghans. 3 deadly terrorist attacks and a gun battle left more than 2-people dead and over 100-people injured.
France: China Daily News- Thousands of Chinese rally in Paris, France in a call for "Security For All".
China: China Daily News- Chinese Ambassador to the European Union and Head of the Chinese Mission, Ambassador Yang Yany, chooses three words to describe her views on the reward of arbitration over the South China Sea disputes unilaterally filed by the Philippines against China..."Illegal, Illegitimate and Invalid." She also added that China's position is "firm and non-acceptance".
Germany: Telegraph News- Report that Austria now threatens to sue Hungary for letting migrants cross its borders, as Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel insists the migrant crisis "much better" since last year.
Germany: Telegraph News- Report that German voters are rejecting open-door Immigration Policies, and people are wondering when Chancellor Merkel will start listening to her own people.
England: Telegraph News- The British Royal Navy has helped in the destruction of Col. Muammar Gaddafi's chemical weapons stockpile. 500 tons of toxic chemicals, on board a Danish transport vessel, is hopefully the last of the former dictator's reserves. The RFA Mount Bay, a Royal Navy warship is escorting the Danish vessel to Germany where all the chemical are to be destroyed. There is also a detachment of Royal Marines on board the Danish vessel to ensure the chemicals do not fall into the hands of ISIS.
North Korea: Washington Free Beacon News- "North Korea's Commercial Airline Needs to be Banned". Air Koryo has been the "worst airline group" for four years running. The stewardesses are rude, the mystery meat in the hamburgers leaves many passengers questioning its true contents, and the airline has become the butt of many jokes between pilots and crews of other airlines. The airline, a small fleet of Russian made Tupolev and Antonov Jets is owned by the infamous Kim Family, sort of a mafia-like family run business, which operates freely in China. But the airline has been implicated in smuggling cash, slave labor and involved in weapons trafficking. Some people in the United Nations feel the Russian usage of this airline constitutes a violation of Resolutions passed by the U.N. Security Council, most importantly a Measure from the 2009 that establishes an arms embargo, as well as financial transactions, technical training, advice, services or assistance related to this provision, manufacture, maintenance or use of such arms or material. This provision is "Really" allowable in this "Case" because Air Koryo is "NOT" a commercial airline, but actually a branch of the North Korean Air Force and all personnel are members of the military. All in-country maintenance is conducted by North Korea Air Force engineering staff. Intelligence people even have close up photos showing when they repainted one of their military transports to use as a airline bird, the painters left a couple spots where the North Korean's camouflage was still showing. ( A real wolf in sheep's clothing. I'm curious if the U.N. Security Council will do anything, but with China and Russia on the council it is doubtful.)
United States: Washington Free Beacon- House Committee is voting to subpoena the Veterans Admin. over its spending of $1.7 million dollar on lavish art pieces and over-the-budget hospital construction. ( I'm a Vet, everyone knows that, but come on. We're going after the VA for "lavish" spending on art for paintings in the lobbies, hallways and sculptures in the lawns and gardens. I'm surprised it's not $20 million with today's prices. But artwork is important for the men and women visiting the VA, to lift their spirits and possibly give them something else to think about. But why is the House wasting their time on this when we have so many multi-billion dollar scams and frauds against the government that need to be investigated. You guys are wasting a lot of time on nothing and it won't cheer the vets up. Try getting us better doctors, better medicines and housing for those vets out on the streets-homeless.)
United States: Washington Free Beacon- President Obama's administration is seeking to cut the US Army's total force by 25,000 soldiers by 2018. This would bring the U.S. Army's strength down to 450,000, from it's current 475,000. ( Now supposedly he's leaving his office in January 2017, roughly 3.7 months, why is he even involved in directing a plan going into 2018. Unless he still plans on being there or plans on using Hillary as a hand puppet.)
United States: Washington Free Beacon- old intelligence report has resurfaced, which is supported by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's own book entitled "Hard Choices". In this instance, a high ranking Chinese government official had attempted to defect, asking for asylum in a U.S. Consulate in southwestern China 4 years ago. His name was Wang Lijun, Communist Police Chief and 2nd in command of the area wide Communist Party Group. But Ms. Clinton refused him and then directed the consulate to contact the local Chinese Police and turn him over to them. This they did. She claimed he was not qualified for American Sanctuary because of a past role in being accused of corruption. But he was never found guilty and soon afterward placed in a position of power with the Communist Party. But now he was looking at a firing squad or life in prison. Instead he was offered a deal, which he took, he would serve 15 years if he turned on his Colonel, who was believed to be involved in varying degrees of corruption. The Col also received 15 years. Though this case was looked upon by intelligence services as a complete blunder on Clinton's part, President Obama and Hillary tried to keep the mishandling of this case on her part secret, but for some reason she mentions it in her 2014 book "Hard Choices". (Strange how long it took to bring the actual intel report and her memoirs together. Were the big news boys being told the story was off limits?)
Russia: St. Petersburg News- Russian authorities have arrested an atheist blogger who was playing "Pokémon Go" inside a Cathedral.
Philippines: Manila Times- Philippine Government displays evidence (photos) of Chinese extending their man-made island further out into International waters of the South China Sea and operating their boats near the Panatag Shoal.
Egypt: Egypt News- Egypt says it is now playing host to 5 million immigrants, including 500,000 Syrians and blames the influx on the European Union deal made with Turkey.
United States: American Patriot News- The Washington Examiner reports that President Obama is planning on using an Executive Order to put into effect the Paris Climate Treaty, bypassing the House and Senate. But the U.S. Constitution says the Office of the President does not have the power to just sign a treaty. It must be ratified by the Senate. "President Obama's belief he can do whatever he wants because he is the President, Senate be damned, is un-American and dangerous," said Heartland Institute Research Fellow Isaac Orr. The Whitehouse is now justifying this action by saying this is not a treaty, but an "Executive Action". Now it is being reported President Obama is looting the U.S. Treasury to send cash payments to the treaty's so-called "Green Climate Fund". Another $500 million is poached and put aside, but this money was directed to go to the United Nation and the U.S. Programs intended to stop the Zika Virus from spreading across the United States. (As said before, watch his Executive Actions, but some are not post for a while...or not post at all and placed under the country's Secrecy Acts. If Obama gets ignorant and fails to leave his office, we could have our second Civil War. But, I really hope it's a smooth transition as most handovers are. The President leaving will often leave a letter behind for the man or woman coming in, but only a very few people know the contents of that letter. I'd really liked to have read President Truman's letter. He was the only man, or President to order the dropping of an A-bomb on two cities. I imagine he really had some comments up the responsibilities that come with this office.)
Israel: Jerusalem On-line News- Israel reports that Syria has fired mortars 15 kilometers inside Israel. In response, Israel Air Force strikes targets in Syria.
FRANCE: The Gatestone Institute International Policy Council News- "France: On It's Way to Being a Jew-Free Nation." Incitement to murder Jews was described by the French press as "mild-mannered. Still, the terrorists attacks on Jews in France are the culmination of years of Jew-Hatred tolerated with little official criticism. With ISIS and Hamas flags and banners flying in France, groups in Paris pledged the genocide of Jews with impunity. "When Chants of death to Jews ring out publically, is it surprising that people, especially the youth, might begin to believe that killing Jews is just fine."
"During the past 15 years, it is estimated that tens of thousands of Jews have fled France." Of these," Approximately 40,000 have fled to Israel, while the others have gone to Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom." "Synagogues and Jewish schools across France are regularly guarded by police officers and soldiers. Jews in Europe see their Holy sites and places of worship under threat."
( I've read several or more news stories about the threats and actions against the Jews and the people of Israel. These people were once seen as our true ally, there were a lot of Americans living among the people and we have a lot of people of Israel living here. Now you've heard it before by I am of German blood, 95% I've been told and 5% English. But I am also 1/8 German Jew, as my mother was one-quarter. If you ever saw the photo I have of my great-grandmother you'd have no trouble making the connection. I only mention this again because since President Obama took office 8 years ago, the Jewish people have become the forgotten people and the current Administration has done little to support Israel, as our government as done in the past. President Obama was all ready to give away Israel's land and put them back to 1968 map lines. But the President of Israel shocked Obama, you could see his jaw drop on TV, when the man simply said, "No." They had fought for that land and their soldiers and civilians had died in that 7-day war where it was clearly shown God was on the Jew's side. Three major armies attacking from all sides and by the end of the 7th day the greatly outnumbered Army of David had won. So, he wasn't about to give that land back. What is also interesting is since that evening on TV, Obama began to go down hill. Other countries began to see him as a weak leader, thought they still believed the US to be strong and they waited for the next President. Yes, it might be an interesting time ahead of us, just don't bury your heads in the sand.)
I pray all is well with all of you. If you have particular prayer requests, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will not send it out on the journal unless requested, but we have several prayer warrior right here.
God Bless, BILL