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Future Jerusalem Temple layout by L Vega” April 26, 2013

The future Temple in Jerusalem will be built by the Jews with the hope to satrt sacrifices as of old. This is the Temple that the Abomination of desolation will defile as the prophet Daniel and the New Testament riders predicted. Thanks to Frank Molver for the link to Luis Vega’s graph. The Book the Temple at the center of time by David Flynn is a must read for any serious student of prophecy.


Frank Molver (26 Apr 2013)
3rd Temple layout by L Vega

Haven’t heard from Luis in a while so I looked at his web page and found this
It is a really good layout with excellent pictures
Will we see this?
I don’t know for sure, but they are sure planning on it
This spot is the only place that the temple has ever been
It is the place that God chose, Jesus was crucified there.
Jesus will return there.
The whole world centers on what will happen there.
Please look at this link


The following is another post by Frank Molver about the Temple,

Frank Molver (26 Apr 2013)
3rd Temple, excellent short video 

Here is a real good short video re the 3rd Temple

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Written by twelvebooks

April 26, 2013 at 11:19 am

Anthony Mak (23 Apr 2013) “Thorough teaching about the 10 virgins by Dr. Owour – 9 Parts!”

I just finished hearing Part 1 of Dr. Uwour nine Parts message Redefining The Bride of Christ.

In this blog I have given this parable a lot of study as it is a crucial message for the future and deceased Bride of Christ at the Resurrection and Rapture.

Today if you look at the comment that I posted you will see that Jesus gave me a very strong sign with no indication of what it was all about. Janet Herscu had posted a letter in comments and I made reference to my experience. At this point 11.25 PM I just finished the hearing of the first Part and seeing that they may both be related as the message that I should hear I am posting this here now before hearing the next eight parts. Make sure to start on Part 1 as the link will take you to Part 9.


Anthony Mak (23 Apr 2013)
Thorough teaching about the 10 virgins by Dr. Owour – 9 Parts!

He has titled all the 9 parts as “redefining the bride of Christ” – very unique and detailed teaching never ever taught from these angles before, as far as I know…

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The Comment I posted is below.

Janet Herscu this reply is for you and all those who visit this blog and happen to read your letter and this reply. I want to say again that your letters are a constant source of encouragement to those who are waiting patiently for the prophetic Word to be fulfilled. The many factors that you weave into your calculations and permutations are sometimes difficult to follow and understand, but your perseverance is worthy of praise and emulation. You are not doing mindless and illogical numbers, but thoughtful and possible deductions.
Today Jesus gave me great encouragement the same way He has done for many years now through license plates ending with the number 77 on them on a very short trip to and fro my house to a print shop. The first car I saw on my trip was several blocks from my house and the plate ended in 077, after that I saw one other car with the 77 ending and a 777 ending following. After the 777 I saw a 977 a 677 and a 577. The total # of cars that I saw was below 55 so with this #’s I will try to do some #’s to explain the statistical probability of this to occur by chance is as follows:

Probability = 55 x [(1/1000) x (1/100) x (1/1000) x (1/100) x (1/100) x (1/100)] = 0.00000000000055

This probability is impossible to occur by chance, so is Jesus giving me an alert or a gigantic encouragement?

Glenn Beck exposes the involment of a Saudi Student in the bombing plot April 22, 2013

As he promised earlier Mr. Glenn Beck exposed the involvement of another individual in the Boston bombings and implied the participation of the State Department in a cover up with the Saudi Arabia government.


Glenn Beck: Was Saudi National Detained By Boston Police Involved In Boston Bombing?

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Conservative radio host Glenn Beck told his audience with certainty on Monday that the Saudi national who was detained in the immediate wake of the Boston bombings last week, Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, was involved in the attack on the Boston Marathon. Beck said that sources tell him that the Saudi was marked by U.S. officials as a likely violent extremist. He added that this event, in combination with meetings between ranking officials American federal government and Saudi authorities, raise troubling concerns.

RELATED: GOP Rep Warns Against Immigration Reform, Speculates That Boston Attacker Was Saudi With Student Visa

Beck began by saying that the media and the government have engaged in an effort to discredit the claim that a Saudi student in America on a student visa who was detained by authorities last week was involved in the attack on Boston.

“I think it would have been much better if CNN, ABC, and NBC would have broken this,” Beck lamented. “And I also think it would have been much better if the federal government would have come out.”

He said that they have both sources and documents confirming that there are details about the Saudi student’s story that are troubling. “Now, the government is out-and-out lying to you,” Beck charged. “They are engaging in a disinformation campaign to discredit and destroy.”

“While the media continues to look at what the causes were of these two guys, there are, at this hour, three people involved in the bombings in Boston,” he said. “The first one is the one we are going to address.”

Beck says that an event file was established for Alharbi and identified as a likely extremist. Beck said this was clear from his “212 3B” status. Beck said that this is the NTC code for an individual who has been proven to have engaged in terroristic acts.

“We are not sure who actually tagged him as a ’212 3B,’ but we know it is very difficult to charge someone with this — it has to be almost certain,” Beck added. “It is the equivalent in civil society of charging someone with premeditated murder and seeking the death penalty — it is not thrown around lightly.”

Beck went on to say that Sec. of State John Kerry met on Tuesday with Saudi officials. This meeting was immediately followed by the FBI backing off the charge that Alharbi was involved in the attack. Later that week, Beck added, President Barack Obama also met with Saudi officials ostensibly to discuss events in Syria. “Do not believe it,” Back said.

“Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. the file – the 212 3B — is altered,” Beck said. “This is unheard of, this is impossible in the timeline due to the severity of the charge.”

“There are only two people that could revoke the deportation order — the director of the NTC could do it after speaking with each department, the FBI, the ATC, etc. — which is impossible to do in such a short period of time, — or, somebody at the very highest levels of the State Department could do it. We don’t have any evidence to tell you which one did it.”

Watch the clip below via The Blaze:

An original version of this post alleged that the Saudi national was deported by American authorities last week. According to the Department of Homeland Security, this never occurred. – Noah Rothman

Editor’s note: This post has been edited since its original posting – Jon Nicosia

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Written by twelvebooks

April 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Were the Tsarnaev brothers double agents for the USA and Saudis who betrayed us?

This story has a weight on of itself that no comments are needed. But if it is true, the Saudis have had a duplicitous agenda with the USA and Israel for a long time. They feign to be our allies when deep down they want to establish a Wahhabi caliphate in this country and in my opinion subjugate this Nation and the Jews and Christians in it to Sunny Islam.

Their plans will amount to nothing as the Christians  will escape in the Rapture and this Nation will fall prey to the Antichrist.


The Tsarnaev brothers were double agents who decoyed US into terror trap

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 20, 2013, 4:39 PM (GMT+02:00)

TTamerlan Tsarnaev killed. His brother Dzhokhar captured

The big questions buzzing over Boston Bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have a single answer: It emerged in the 102 tense hours between the twin Boston Marathon bombings Monday, April 15 – which left three dead, 180 injured and a police officer killed at MIT – and Dzohkhar’s capture Friday, April 19 in Watertown.

The conclusion reached by debkafile’s counterterrorism and intelligence sources is that the brothers were double agents, hired by US and Saudi intelligence to penetrate the Wahhabi jihadist networks which, helped by Saudi financial institutions, had spread across the restive Russian Caucasian.

Instead, the two former Chechens betrayed their mission and went secretly over to the radical Islamist networks.

By this tortuous path, the brothers earned the dubious distinction of being the first terrorist operatives to import al Qaeda terror to the United States through a winding route outside the Middle East – the Caucasus.

This broad region encompasses the autonomous or semi-autonomous Muslim republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Chechnya, North Ossetia and Karachyevo-Cherkesiya, most of which the West has never heard of.

Moscow however keeps these republics on a tight military and intelligence leash, constantly putting down violent resistance by the Wahhabist cells, which draw support from certain Saudi sources and funds from the Riyadh government for building Wahhabist mosques and schools to disseminate the state religion of Saudi Arabia.
The Saudis feared that their convoluted involvement in the Caucasus would come embarrassingly to light when a Saudi student was questioned about his involvement in the bombng attacks while in a Boston hospital with badly burned hands.

They were concerned to enough to send Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saudi al-Faisal to Washington Wednesday, April 17, in the middle of the Boston Marathon bombing crisis, for a private conversation with President Barack Obama and his national security adviser Tom Donilon on how to handle the Saudi angle of the bombing attack.
That day too, official Saudi domestic media launched an extraordinary three-day campaign. National and religious figures stood up and maintained that authentic Saudi Wahhabism does not espouse any form of terrorism or suicide jihadism and the national Saudi religion had nothing to do with the violence in Boston.  “No matter what the nationality and religious of the perpetrators, they are terrorists and deviants who represent no one but themselves.”

Prince Saud was on a mission to clear the 30,000 Saudi students in America of suspicion of engaging in terrorism for their country or religion, a taint which still lingers twelve years after 9/11. He was concerned that exposure of the Tsarnaev brothers’ connections with Wahhabist groups in the Caucasus would revive the stigma.

The Tsarnaevs’ recruitment by US intelligence as penetration agents against terrorist networks in southern Russia explains some otherwise baffling features of the event:
1.  An elite American college in Cambridge admitted younger brother Dzhokhar and granted him a $2,500 scholarship, without subjecting him to the exceptionally stiff standard conditions of admission. This may be explained by his older brother Tamerlan demanding this privilege for his kid brother in part payment for recruitment.
2.  When in 2011, a “foreign government” (Russian intelligence) asked the FBI to screen Tamerlan for suspected ties to Caucasian Wahhabist cells during a period in which they had begun pledging allegiance to al Qaeda, the agency, it was officially revealed, found nothing incriminating against him and let him go after a short interview.

He was not placed under surveillance. Neither was there any attempt to hide the fact that he paid a long visit to Russia last year and on his return began promoting radical Islam on social media.
Yet even after the Boston marathon bombings, when law enforcement agencies, heavily reinforced by federal and state personnel, desperately hunted the perpetrators, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was never mentioned as a possible suspect

3.  Friday, four days after the twin explosions at the marathon finishing line, the FBI released footage of Suspect No. 1 in a black hat and Suspect No. 2 in a white hat walking briskly away from the crime scene, and appealed to the public to help the authorities identify the pair.
We now know this was a charade. The authorities knew exactly who they were. Suddenly, during the police pursuit of their getaway car from the MIT campus on Friday, they were fully identified. The brother who was killed in the chase was named Tamerlan, aged 26, and the one who escaped, only to be hunted down Saturday night hiding in a boat, was 19-year old Dzhokhar.

Our intelligence sources say that we may never know more than we do today about the Boston terrorist outrage which shook America – and most strikingly, Washington – this week. We may not have the full story of when and how the Chechen brothers were recruited by US intelligence as penetration agents – any more than we have got to the bottom of tales of other American double agents who turned coat and bit their recruiters.

Here is just a short list of some of the Chechen brothers’ two-faced predecessors:

In the 1980s, an Egyptian called Ali Abdul Saoud Mohamed offered his services as a spy to the CIA residence in Cairo. He was hired, even though he was at the time the official interpreter of Ayman al-Zuwahiri, then Osama bin Laden’s senior lieutenant and currently his successor.

He accounted for this by posing as a defector. But then, he turned out to be feeding al Qaeda US military secrets. Later, he was charged with Al Qaeda’s 1998 bombings of US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es-Salaam.
On Dec. 30, 2009, the Jordanian physician Humam Khalil al-Balawi, having gained the trust of US intelligence in Afghanistan as an agent capable of penetrating al Qaeda’s top ranks, detonated a bomb at a prearranged rendezvous in Kost, killing the four top CIA agents in the country.
Then, there was the French Muslim Mohamed Merah. He was recruited by French intelligence to penetrate Islamist terror cells in at least eight countries, including the Caucasus. At the end of last year, he revealed his true spots in deadly attacks on a Jewish school in Toulouse and a group of French military commandoes.

The debate has begun over the interrogation of the captured Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarmayev when he is fit for questioning after surgery for two bullet wounds and loss of blood. The first was inflicted during the police chase in which his brother Tamerlan was killed.

An ordinary suspect would be read his rights (Miranda) and be permitted a lawyer. In his case, the “public safety exemption” option may be invoked, permitting him to be questioned without those rights, provided the interrogation is restricted to immediate public safety concerns. President Barack Obama is also entitled to rule him an “enemy combatant” and so refer him to a military tribunal and unrestricted grilling.

According to debkafile’s counter terror sources, four questions should top the interrogators’ agenda:

a) At what date did the Tsarnaev brothers turn coat and decide to work for Caucasian Wahhabi networks?

b) Did they round up recruits for those networks in the United States – particularly, among the Caucasian and Saudi communities?
c)  What was the exact purpose of the Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath at MIT in Watertown?
d) Are any more terrorist attacks in the works in other American cities?

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More Information about the Boston Marathon Bombers by Mr. Gary Stearman April 20, 2013

A very good video that puts the threat into perspective.

It is obvious that some members of our government have been facilitating the seeds for this event to occur by trying to picture Islam as a religion of peace when it is nothing of the sort. Islam is a religion with a militant aspect of enforcement by the sword and subjugation by force or killing of all that oppose it. I consider it a very Satanic religion and in stark contrast to the Bible therefore Christianity and Judaism in particular the State of Israel and the Christians in America and the rest of the world.


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Earthquakes one of the many weapons in the hands of Jesus. April 20, 2013

When Jesus was asked about the end times timing He answered that among the many signs there will be earthquakes in diverse places and compared them to birth pangs in a woman. This implies an increase in frequency and intensity. Please observe that both parameters are being fulfilled in this last two years. Iran had three big ones in a two week frame and Russia and China in this last week. The arrows in the Lord’s arsenal are of many types and He will use them selectively to punish those who He considers their enemies.


Update time = Sat Apr 20 16:20:46 UTC 2013

y/m/d h:m:s
MAP  4.4 2013/04/20 15:18:23   42.793   -1.899 25.4  PYRENEES
MAP  2.5 2013/04/20 14:06:17   19.293  -155.379 3.7  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP  4.6   2013/04/20 13:34:29   50.047   157.216 10.0  KURIL ISLANDS
MAP  5.3   2013/04/20 13:18:09   50.018   157.413 9.6  KURIL ISLANDS
MAP  6.1   2013/04/20 13:12:51   50.140   157.225 20.2  KURIL ISLANDS
MAP  4.8   2013/04/20 11:12:49   30.370   103.108 10.0  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  4.5   2013/04/20 10:59:00   30.416   103.170 10.0  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  4.2 2013/04/20 10:19:43   12.640   -88.765 35.2  OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
MAP  4.4 2013/04/20 09:45:13   30.457   103.111 10.1  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  4.4 2013/04/20 09:33:37   12.281   -88.708 35.2  OFF THE COAST OF EL SALVADOR
MAP  4.5   2013/04/20 08:55:45   12.571   -88.700 35.2  OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
MAP  4.6   2013/04/20 07:47:01   -3.355   100.728 39.4  KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
MAP  4.6   2013/04/20 07:18:33   30.384   103.054 10.1  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  3.0 2013/04/20 06:47:16   36.982  -104.889 5.0  NEW MEXICO
MAP  4.6   2013/04/20 06:35:54   -5.309   103.557 69.2  SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP  2.6 2013/04/20 06:16:11   59.421  -154.292 201.6  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  4.3 2013/04/20 05:19:43   16.119   -98.404 18.6  OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO
MAP  2.7 2013/04/20 05:18:38   60.631  -152.153 86.7  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  5.4   2013/04/20 05:11:57  -54.765   1.179 8.6  BOUVET ISLAND REGION
MAP  4.6   2013/04/20 05:05:12   16.159   -98.315 9.7  OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO
MAP  5.7   2013/04/20 04:51:10   -6.314   130.156 86.8  BANDA SEA
MAP  4.5   2013/04/20 04:36:29   24.802   122.435 125.9  TAIWAN REGION
MAP  5.6   2013/04/20 03:42:03   -5.037   152.142 72.6  NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP  5.1   2013/04/20 03:34:16   30.181   102.928 12.3  WESTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  4.6   2013/04/20 02:38:36   30.260   103.129 12.1  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  4.5   2013/04/20 02:19:05   30.297   103.040 12.4  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  5.1   2013/04/20 01:37:28   30.283   103.001 12.0  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  4.6   2013/04/20 01:26:03   30.503   103.037 12.4  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  4.8   2013/04/20 01:20:10   30.294   103.121 11.9  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  5.0   2013/04/20 01:11:51   30.218   102.876 10.0  WESTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  5.0   2013/04/20 01:11:51   30.218   102.876 10.0  WESTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  4.7   2013/04/20 01:02:57   30.281   103.002 10.3  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  2.8 2013/04/20 00:45:54   61.025  -152.258 134.3  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  4.8   2013/04/20 00:37:12   30.274   103.044 10.1  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  4.8   2013/04/20 00:31:36   30.352   103.142 10.0  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
MAP  3.1 2013/04/20 00:30:39   37.460  -121.773 8.2  SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
MAP  5.0   2013/04/20 00:30:29   1.496   30.794 23.2  LAKE ALBERT REGION, UGANDA
MAP  6.6   2013/04/20 00:02:47   30.284   102.956 12.3  WESTERN SICHUAN, CHINA

y/m/d h:m:s
MAP  2.9 2013/04/19 23:14:39   59.604  -140.073 12.4  SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA
MAP  4.0 2013/04/19 22:04:01   -0.956   101.635 268.5  SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP  5.0   2013/04/19 21:41:05   27.060   53.860 10.0  SOUTHERN IRAN
MAP  4.7   2013/04/19 21:22:33   49.940   157.608 38.8  EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS
MAP  4.2 2013/04/19 20:22:40   33.275   51.654 15.5  CENTRAL IRAN
MAP  4.6   2013/04/19 20:12:37   49.897   157.723 10.1  EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS
MAP  3.3 2013/04/19 20:00:19   62.667  -149.266 60.9  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP  5.0   2013/04/19 19:59:28   39.736   143.290 22.2  OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  6.0   2013/04/19 19:58:41   49.938   157.639 18.6  EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS
MAP  4.1 2013/04/19 19:43:46   52.009  -171.119 30.9  FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP  2.6 2013/04/19 18:40:03   35.601   -97.241 5.0  OKLAHOMA
MAP  4.4 2013/04/19 18:33:01   28.561   51.594 40.1  SOUTHERN IRAN
MAP  5.7   2013/04/19 17:51:42  -11.944   121.662 18.9  SOUTH OF TIMOR
MAP  5.2   2013/04/19 17:25:15  -14.929   166.883 31.4  VANUATU
MAP  2.6 2013/04/19 14:53:02   18.663   -66.579 68.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  4.6   2013/04/19 14:46:45   34.697   73.243 19.7  PAKISTAN
MAP  2.5 2013/04/19 14:21:34   45.452  -122.816 25.5  PORTLAND URBAN AREA, OREGON
MAP  4.5   2013/04/19 14:11:14   35.779   140.886 55.0  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  4.8   2013/04/19 12:00:45   -7.290   109.873 10.0  JAVA, INDONESIA
MAP  4.6   2013/04/19 10:00:37  -17.602  -174.515 66.7  TONGA
MAP  3.1 2013/04/19 09:24:18   59.127  -152.325 58.0  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  4.8   2013/04/19 08:57:03  -20.927  -178.780 575.8  FIJI REGION
MAP  4.5   2013/04/19 08:46:06   39.907   142.457 33.8  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  3.2 2013/04/19 06:25:35   60.675  -152.107 105.0  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  2.8 2013/04/19 06:14:32   39.998  -111.798 3.4  UTAH
MAP  2.5 2013/04/19 05:52:25   38.557  -119.622 10.0  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  4.6   2013/04/19 04:04:35   24.808   123.029 13.8  SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP  3.1 2013/04/19 03:44:40   62.847  -151.144 114.1  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP  5.7   2013/04/19 03:15:55   45.700   151.231 120.3  KURIL ISLANDS
MAP  7.2   2013/04/19 03:05:54   46.182   150.796 122.3  KURIL ISLANDS


Matthew 24

New International Version (NIV)

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times

24 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

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Lessons from the North Korea crisis by Carlos Alberto Montaner, Commentary by Nando April 16, 2013

Many years ago, more than 60, Carlos Alberto Montaner the newspaperman who wrote the article below was a classmate of mine at LA Salle de Miramar Elementary School. We were kids and friends whose lives took different directions. He writes for the Miami Herald and other newspapers in Spain and is considered a very good writer. I enjoy reading all of his articles knowing that his opinions are very good. This is the case for the article below.   What is missing to this article is the spiritual dimension behind these evil forces intent in the destruction of Israel and the USA. As far as Iran-Elam is concerned the preceding articles in this blog cover the subject.


Lessons from the North Korea crisis

There are three lessons to be learned from what’s happening in the pitiful, totalitarian madhouse known as North Korea.

• First, it serves to verify the objective of the logic of Marxist-Leninist collectivism based on a single party, central planning and autarchy or economic nationalism.

In 1953, by the end of the Korean War, provoked by Kim Il Sung’s expansionist madness with the complicity of Mao’s China and Stalin’s Soviet Union, the two Koreas were destroyed. At that time, both countries had a per capita income lower than that of Honduras, then the poorest country in Latin America.

Today, 60 years later, South Korea’s per-capita income is $32,400 (twice that of Chile, Latin America’s richest country), while North Korea’s barely rises to $1,800 (half of Nicaragua’s, the poorest country in Latin America.)

Every year, South Korea produces 18 times the goods and services, per capita, that its neighbor to the north produces, although they both share the same ethnicity and culture and have similar levels of education. They are twin brothers made different by two antagonistic systems of organizing society.

With an economy based on the market, competition, private property, multiparty politics, democracy, commercial openness and respect for individual rights, South Korea has integrated into the First World, eradicated poverty and is one of the engines of the planet, with more patents and scientific articles published annually in specialized magazines than any Latin American country.

North Korea, which does the opposite, is the world’s worst and poorest tyranny. (It would be useful if the cheerleaders of 21st-Century Socialism made note of those differences.)

• Second, North Korea serves to verify how a political and social disaster of that magnitude, once it manages to develop nuclear weapons (something that happened with China’s irresponsible help), becomes invulnerable and can extort its neighbors or the United States with the threat of provoking a nuclear catastrophe that would kill tens of thousands of people. A drunken monkey wielding a razor may be very stupid but is extremely dangerous.

• Third, it serves to confirm the Israeli theory: It is suicidal to allow the theocracy in Iran, a country led by fanatical imams, to develop nuclear weapons. Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has said it often: “This cancerous tumor must be removed from the region,” referring to Israel.

Khamenei, the iron-handed oncologist, is intent on resorting to atomic surgery. He doesn’t have to consult with anyone. According to the Iranian Constitution, it is up to him to declare war or peace. Sovereignty does not rest with the people or Parliament. Sovereignty belongs to Allah. Ali Khamenei, the nation’s top ayatollah, is the interpreter of Allah’s voice. He can and wants to pull the trigger.

The American theory of containing or isolating Iran will not work, as it hasn’t worked with North Korea. Washington can coexist with a nuclear Iran, as it did with the Soviet Union and China during the Cold War, because it was obvious that no nuclear attack perpetrated by either country would wipe out the United States.

Israel is a lot more vulnerable. No one doubts that Jerusalem has the strength to counterattack and pulverize Iran or any other Islamic country that may attack it with nuclear weapons, but the damage it might suffer would be ghastly. After all, Israel is a small country with a population of no more than 7 million. An atomic hammer blow could wipe it out altogether.

We need to look into the North Korean mirror and act before it’s too late. Time is running out.

Read more here:

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Written by twelvebooks

April 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm