Panama, Armenia and More Israel

War has flared in the Caucasus region, with Azerbaijan launching attacks against Armenia. The Panama Papers has set the political hens squawking. I have some more on Israel. And, the political Armageddon that is scheduled for November might not wait for election day.

My grandma used to call this a bunch of fuss and feathers. Unfortunately, my grandmother isn’t around to share her wisdom with us, so you’re stuck with me. Actually, it’s probably good that she isn’t here to see how awful and foolish her country has become.

It’s going to be a long, hot summer, and I really hope that you’ll be ready for this.

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WEEKEND SHOCKCAST: Ecumenicism, Elections and the Saudis

Yesterday, I was so caught up in the idea of rhythms and cycles that I didn’t leave myself enough time for writing. So, if you were wondering why there was no Shock Letter, that was one part of the reason. However, I also have a Bible class that I teach on Fridays, so that’s the other part.

Lord willing, I will be able to write about what I think about the rhythms and cycles that we see in history, and talk about what those rhythms and cycles tell us about the future. Hopefully, bad news will take the week off, so that we can talk about all that.

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US/Saudi Muslim Threat to Russia

Do you remember the good old days?

When all we worried about was the Saudis starting WWIII during the Sochi Olympics?

Yeah. Those days. Just nine months ago.

Well, they’re here again, but this time they sit on top of the US-backed overthrow of Ukraine, the threat of Ebola from Africa, US-trained ISIS rampaging through the Middle East and a Saudi attack on Russian oil revenues.

And, how would the Saudis have started World War III at the Sochi Olympics?

By convincing Chechen rebels to stage a terrorist attack on the Sochi Olympics. And, it was something that Prince Bandar bin Sultan, head of Saudi Intelligence, threatened to do.

And, he’s back.

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