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Hagel and Defense

Geronimo1958 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:26 AM
Obama is not God. He just made a mistake. Hagel is one of very few politician able to think independently and having courage to say what he thinks. (Looks like not a politician at all for me)
scottbushee Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 5:17 PM
Gen 12:3 is directed towards Abram, not the current nation of Israel.

And you might want to consider that some (including the prophet Isaiah, see chapters 30/31) would consider it blasphemeous to think that God needs the US military to defend Israel. This is contrary to the entire Old Testament. Every story tells of Israel standing or falling based on obedience and faithfulness to God. From Moses to Gideon to David, they all won based on faith. Consider Hezekiah. His faith saved him from Sennacherib. 2nd Kings 19:35
That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies!
Ray133 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 2:32 PM
Regardless of who makes the claim, God did NOT promise to bless those who bless the present nation of Israel. God surely does keep His promises. He blessed Israel when it was keeping His law and preparing for the coming Messiah. That day is long past. The present Israel is not a godly nation. It IS our ally and as such deserves OUR support. But our nation is now led by an enemy of liberty who is also no friend of Israel. God blesses His people, who are citizens of every nation in the world. We need to be honest and patriotic and seek always to please Him.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:26 PM
He thinks he is. Whenever he's been compared to Christ as 'missiah' and/or as Jamie Foxx said to his stupid audience that Obama is their "lord and saviour" The Won has never uttered a sound of denial. So did Pharoah of Exodus believe he was equal to GOD ALMIGHTY and by that he got himself very wet and very dead. He is doing the same thing Pharoah did when faced with the plagues, and relented for a short time and then went after
the Children of Israel..splish splash. He is doing the same with Benghazi, and the "arab spring' setting ups Muslim Brotherhood governments ringing Israel..God has made a promist that HE will BLESS those who BLESS ISRAEL, and CURSE those who CURSE her.
And He keeps his promises.

Biography isn't policy. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy: a clean senatorial record, no ethical lapses and two purple hearts from a war many opposed and many more tried to avoid.

Some think Hagel's 2006 comment about "the Jewish lobby" should disqualify him, believing it a code word for anti-Semitic sentiments. There is nothing wrong with criticizing the policies of any Israeli government. Israelis likely do this more than foreigners. It's just that Jews are rightly sensitive to the use of words like these because it may...