Memorial Day Means Support the Troops, not their Killers

That sickening feeling you get on Memorial Day when you read about your government intentionally empowering terrorists.

Yesterday was Memorial Day, a day wherein we honor those who have demonstrated commitment, and often suffered so much in what was usually an honest attempt to serve the land they love. Many of these fellow countrymen deserve our gratitude and respect.

As for those who send them overseas at the behest of psychopaths, lobbyists, and other criminal masterminds who should never be trusted with an ounce of power, no human condemnation could ever be sufficient.

Here is a story I read on Memorial Day from Medium.com: “Pentagon report predicted West’s support for Islamist rebels would create ISIS.” The findings shouldn’t be shocking is you have read this blog or many other news sources (One example: “Radical Islamic Anti-Christian Expulsion Is 100% Made in America—a U.S. Government Creation”).

When you think of ISIS from here forward—when you consider the headless bodies of countless victims; women taken into sex slavery; peoples beyond number uprooted and forced to flee; new violations of Constitutional rights in the United States due to the “unparalleled threat” of attacks on the homeland–remember these documents outlining how high-level planners posited that ISIS should be allowed to form in order to oust an inconvenient dictator in Syria.

Yes, U.S. “defense intelligence” thought the genesis of ISIS could be useful, and so we’ve seen multitudes of actions to arm these “moderates,” which these documents demonstrate was a known lie.

“The conventional wisdom is that the US government did not retain sufficient oversight on the funding to anti-Assad rebel groups, which was supposed to be monitored and vetted to ensure that only ‘moderate’ groups were supported.

“However, the newly declassified Pentagon report proves unambiguously that years before ISIS launched its concerted offensive against Iraq, the US intelligence community was fully aware that Islamist militants constituted the core of Syria’s sectarian insurgency.”

But why? Why would “the West, Gulf countries, and Turkey” care so much about removing Syria’s Bashir Assad? What this report does not cover, but others have, is that Qatar has invested well over $50-billion in the effort to oust Assad. The reason? Turkey already has pipelines waiting for the Qatari’s abundant Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) but Saudi Arabia has steadfastly refused to let little Qatar build pipelines across their sands to reach Turkey, and the only other land route available is through… yes, Syria.

A Qatari pipeline to Turkey would open up the vastly lucrative European market to them, and break Russia’s current chokehold on the continent. Right now Europe is subject to Vladimir Putin’s threats to cut off their only current economical supplier of natural gas, should anyone there get too uppity about the Bear’s abuse of Ukraine.

Qatar, of course, is home to a couple of major U.S. military bases, making them an “important ally” in the region. What this means, in reality, is that it’s another nation where we’re willing to put up with their vast promotion of Islamic theology, just so long as major corporations in the West can make a few billion.

What are a few Christian heads bobbing in the ocean off Libya—or a multiplication of dead and maimed (physically and psychologically) U.S. servicemen—compared to billions in revenue, and a chance to continue the elite’s sick, real-life game of Risk?

“I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” – Revelation 20:4b

So many skeptics today find false rationale to impugn God’s righteousness for permitting this or that example of suffering or tragedy. Honestly, I think if we knew 1% of what really happens behind closed doors (and in dark minds) we would rightly wonder why He permits time to advance one more tick.

You and I only take another breath by the measureless mercy and grace of God. He sent the Messiah, Jesus, so that forgiveness could be given to the worst of sinners–yes, even those in DC and other places which plan all of this gamesmanship using humans as pawns. Yes, even for dark hearts like mine.

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’ The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.” – Lamentations 3:22-26

Today’s leaders are a reflection of the American people and their priorities. The endless and insatiable quest to find pleasure without God proceeds apace. Soldiers, Marines, Rangers, SEALS, and innocents around the world are merely expendable pawns in the madness of the elite.

We don’t need another government program to “care” for us. We need Jesus. We certainly don’t need more machinations in high places valuing profits and power above people made in God’s image. We need a “climate change” in human hearts. We need the Creator to raise up workers for a harvest, and to bring a refreshing rain more necessary than what they could use in California.

As I remembered the sacrifices of servicemen and women in uniform yesterday I also remembered a sacrifice made outside Jerusalem nearly 2000 years ago—that freely-given life is the only reason humanity is still here. God’s mercy endures, for one more moment, and for that I am profoundly thankful.