Weekly Update from Mark Armstrong
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Weekly Update from Headquarters 20 April 2018
Greetings from Tyler,
Seventy years later,
Israel remains on the map. Like an oasis in the midst of a
vast desert, the tiny sliver on the globe is a bastion of freedom like few
places on earth.
Muslim interests have tried endlessly to eradicate the
phenomenon through wars, with terrorism and with mindless accusations of every
imaginable evil and they're not through yet. Well, some of them are. Egypt
recognized the expensive futility of the endless state of war and, under Anwar
Sadat, made peace. Jordan also came to grips with under the reign of King
Hussein after having been defeated and humiliated twice, realizing peaceful
coexistence was the only viable option.
Even the wealthiest Gulf kingdoms gave up the public fight,
while still allowing
radical Islamic religious outfits to preach and facilitate terrorist activities.
Terrorist attacks have been visited upon Europe and
the United States primarily
because of acceptance and support of the Jewish state. But
Israel's list of
outright enemies consists of Iran, Syria and
a laundry list of terrorist outfits
hiding behind the religious rants of radical Islamists.
President Trump announce that the American Embassy would be moved from Tel
Aviv to Jerusalem the mainstream media erupted with a series of dark predictions
as to the angry reactions across the Arab world potentially leading to war.
For seventy long years
hate-filled Imams and sheiks preached of driving the Jews
into the Mediterranean Sea as they ran from the fires and explosions of Muslim
wrath. Instead, fireworks displays went off in the skies above Jerusalem this
week celebrating 70 years and counting. The new American embassy in Jerusalem is
expected to open next month.
But Iran, or rather Iranian religious and political leaders are still living the
dream, such as it is.
A spokesman for their Revolutionary Guard blustered this
week that their “finger is on the trigger” of missile systems aimed at Israel
and its military assets. “Our missiles are ready to be launched at any
moment...The only way for you to escape will be to the sea!” There it is, that
seventy-year-old dream of driving the Jews into the sea.
We don't know how successful
Iran has been at placing military assets in Syria,
presume Israel does. The
missile air-strikes against Syria's chemical
production and storage facilities apparently went off without a hitch.
Apparently, no one was even hurt,
while structures and storage depots were
Russia stayed completely out of the way, leaving many a brilliant
analyst with crow on his face,
even though there are outstanding questions about
the validity of chemical attack still circulating.
Other than the obvious tensions between Russia, China and the United States,
Iran, with its nuclear ambitions, remains the world's number one concern. Until
a few weeks ago, that dubious honor belonged to North Korea.
forgotten his threats, or the responses from the Trump administration leading
scores of elite media experts to warn that World War III would be ignited by a
presidential tweet storm. In case the news organizations forgot to apologize for
their criticisms of the unhinged, clinically insane egomaniac who was about to
blow up the world inadvertently,
that never happened. And when it didn't, they
pretended not to notice.
Now we know that Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA and nominee for Secretary of
has been in high-level negotiations with North Korea, maybe Kim Jong-un
himself. It seems too fantastic to believe, particularly after all the
scare-mongering on cable news. Maybe North Korea
is leading diplomats down a
primrose path and it's another trick like those played on numerous previous
administrations. If so, we'll know soon enough, and the dire predictions will
resume. In the meantime, the Japanese are sleeping a lot better
tests overhead. Several reports indicate that real progress has been made and
that President Trump may indeed meet with Kim Jong-un on neutral territory
sometime in the near future.
the Russia-collusion story has fallen completely apart, though
yet to notice. The
Comey bombshells weren't even firecrackers. His classified
Memos, released overnight, dispute the posture taken in his book and promotional
interviews. His memos exonerate Trump, both on the Russia-collusion accusation
and the obstruction of justice claims. Still,
the false “dossier” has given
Comey and all the sober media analysts the opportunity to use Trump's name in
close proximity to descriptions of ladies of the evening and various
unmentionable exploits. They can't get enough of it. They repeat the same
grotesque phrases again and again, (as does Comey in self-righteous whispers) in
the apparent hope that the President's name will become synonymous with the
lowest of behavior.
Despite the underhanded efforts of top officials in the FBI, the DoJ, the NSA
and the CIA, the truth of their conspiracy in violation of laws they were sworn
to uphold and defend, is leaking out more rapidly all the time. Suddenly the
“professional career public servants” are playing defense.
They were so sure
that their activities would be covered by a Hillary Clinton presidency that they
got sloppy and put all kinds of evidence against themselves in writing,
casually. Even joyfully. That's how arrogant these people were. Though we'd
never heard of some of them at the time, they're rapidly becoming household
names bound for infamy.
The very survival of the United States as a Constitutional Republic still hangs
in the balance, despite some of the largely ignored good news.
It seems the
large corporations, mainstream media, social media and educational institutions
are determined that we all bow down to the dictates of political correctness.
That's not going to happen, not even if the pope himself demands it. Especially
if the pope demands it!