Saturday, June 26, 2010
Flotilla For Gaza Strip Designed To "Set Up" Israel?
John McTernan joins the Political Pistachio Radio Revolution tonight!
Dr. John McTernan, founder of Defend and Proclaim the Faith Ministries, has spent thousands of hours with Jews and Muslims debating and corresponding in defense of the Gospel. During numerous appearances on television, radio and in seminars, he has publicly defended Israel in light of Biblical prophecy.
Since 1975, he has been involved with the Pro-Life movement and is currently a Pro-Life leader in central Pennsylvania. And, in the early 1980s, he co-founded International Cops for Christ, where he serves as an ordained chaplain and evangelist.
John McTernan received his PhD in Biblical studies in 2009 from Calvary Christian College, South Bend, Indiana. He holds an undergraduate B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He has also served 26 years as a Federal Treasury agent before retiring in 1998.
Dr. McTernan is author of the acclaimed books, "As America Has Done To Israel," "God‘s Final Warning to America" and "Father Forgive Them." He has also co-authored the bestseller Israel: The Blessing or the Curse. From his experience debating Jews, John wrote the Only Jesus of Nazareth series. This series includes: Only Jesus of Nazareth Can Sit on the Throne of David and Only Jesus of Nazareth Can Be Israel’s King Messiah. Additionally, he has written several tracts, including Muhammad or Jesus: The Prophet Like Unto Moses, and Jesus of Nazareth: Is He the Only Begotten Son of God?
Regarding recent news off the coast of Israel, and Gaza, on cue, when word broke of the Israeli raid on the Freedom Flotilla headed for Gaza that resulted in the death of nine humanitarian activists on board, the reverb through the Arab world, and the liberal internationalists at the United Nations that sympathize with it, was immediate and predictable . . . Israel was once again a perpetrator of war crimes.
Except, as the details continue to emerge, several of the words in the first paragraph of this document are losing their clarity, including “raid,” “Freedom” and “humanitarian.”
Yes, as details emerge about the group behind the flotilla—the Turkish government-supported IHH terrorist organization known to have ties to Hamas in Gaza and al-Qaida—it becomes clear that the true objective of the flotilla was that of provocation to incite the raid and set up Israel for exactly the kind of international condemnation it is receiving.
After all, as the New York Times reports, the IHH isn’t even being all that covert about it:
“ . . . the (Free Gaza) movement has hit on a strategy that, even when it fails in its aims, succeeds in tactical terms: The world sees Israel use military force against civilians.
On Tuesday in a bustling neighborhood in Istanbul, the Turkish (IHH) organization was celebrating a strange success. ‘We became famous,’ said Omar Faruk, a board member of the group, ‘We are very thankful to the Israeli authorities’.”
So, how should we interpret this maddening twist? Where do we go from here?
John McTernan tonight will provide a truly unique perspective on the situation.
John McTernan will take a look at this issue from the point of view of a Biblical scholar and a researcher steeped in the Jewish–Muslim tradition of conflict. With Mr. McTernan we will explore the potential repercussions for all parties involved, particularly from a Biblical standpoint, answering questions related to how the shift in Turkey’s policy toward Israel adds a dangerous element, and how the Obama administration’s detachment from Israel could pose problems for the U.S.
Join us live at 7:00 pm Pacific to listen to this interview: BlogTalkRadio.com/PoliticalPistachio