K.S. Rajan (27 Sep 2011)
"Report by Jim Fletcher"

Sep 26, 2011
The Vultures Gather
Just now, Mahmoud Abbas submitted an application for full statehood, to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
(By the way, it’s sad that Ki-moon, as a South Korean, would shake hands with a terrorist and consider such a move. The South Koreans know something about facing-off against a totalitarian regime, and the presence of 50,000 US troops keeps the North Koreans at bay.)
Of course, everyone is talking about Abbas and the Palestinian power-play in New York. I’d like to talk, however, about some of the things that brought us to this place.
At about the same time Abbas was appearing at the UN (on the heels of Ahmadinejad’s speech to the same body. Isn’t the world insane?), Bill Clinton was telling Foreign Policy magazine that the one to blame for the failure of the peace process is…Benjamin Netanyahu.
No one knows better than Clinton what a huge lie that is. He spent a good portion of his presidency having affairs and pushing for a peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians, so pronounced is his narcissism.
After the Camp David talks in 2000 broke down between Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat—dashing Clinton’s last real chance at a legacy—the American president knew who had scuttled any chance for peace. He later expressed astonishment at the lengths the Israelis were willing to go to seal a deal. After he left office, he felt comfortable enough to lay the blame at Arafat’s feet.
No one knows better than American presidents just how diabolical the Palestinian leadership really is.
We live in a world in which huge lies are told by the left and, incredibly, to great effect. So hated is Israel that vast numbers of people actually believe this game is between the brutal Israelis and the oppressed, innocent Palestinians.
In part, Clinton told FP:
"That's what happened. Every American needs to know this. That's how we got to where we are," Clinton said. "The real cynics believe that the Netanyahu's government's continued call for negotiations over borders and such means that he's just not going to give up the West Bank."
FP writer Josh Rogin also revealed:
The Netanyahu government has received all of the assurances previous Israeli governments said they wanted but now won't accept those terms to make peace, Clinton said.
This is an astonishing lie. The Palestinians have never recognized Israel as the Jewish state, and they have never stopped incitement to violence among their own people.
These are obvious things.
And for all of Clinton’s renowned intellect, he shows that he clearly does not understand Scripture:
"The two great tragedies in modern Middle Eastern politics, which make you wonder if God wants Middle East peace or not, were [Yitzhak] Rabin's assassination and [Ariel] Sharon's stroke," Clinton said.
So he is blaming A) Netanyahu and B) God. The chutzpah of change agents like Clinton is indeed breathtaking. (By the way, I strongly urge you to get a copy of Richard Minister’s masterful book, Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton’s Failures Unleashed Global Terror. Prepare to be scared and enraged.)
We also have learned in recent days of the intense pressure that Clinton’s wife has put on the Israelis to apologize(!) to the Turks for last year’s flotilla fiasco.
Closely associated with the Clintons’ animus toward Israel are their friends on the Religious Left.
In what I believe is a coordinated effort, leftists in the Church are now ramping-up the rhetoric against Christian and Jewish Zionists. Front-and-center is Brian McLaren, whose disdain for Zionists puts the lie to his carefully crafted, peace-loving persona.
Now that the Palestinians have become emboldened by the calculated groveling toward the Muslim world by Barack Obama, their friends in the American Church are coming out of the woodwork. When McLaren approves of hate-speech against Zionists, he signals his sycophantic protégés in the Emergent community to follow suit.
Obama, it is rumored, will veto the Palestinian bid for statehood, but this is only window-dressing and only temporary. The pieces are being put into place for a catastrophic attack on the Jewish state and Obama and his leftist friends will not only openly turn on Israel soon, but on her friends as well.
We all know that is primarily Christian Zionists. We are also being demonized from growing circles within the Church.
In the midst of all this, I’d encourage you to get a copy—or several—of Paul Smith’s new book, The New Evangelicalism (you can order from The Word for Today, http://twft.com), which traces the sorry slide away from the Bible at Fuller Theological Seminary, and how that played-out with folks like Rick Warren, Billy Graham, and the son of Fuller’s founder, Daniel Fuller.
Your eyes will be opened, and you will then understand why a powerbroker like Warren (who is hugely influencing young Emergent pastors like Perry Noble and Steven Furtick) can schmooze with Syria’s butcher, Bashar Assad, as he did in five years ago (www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53030).
There are many things going on besides the Palestinian power-play at the UN, but all are connected. Many fronts are opening-up against Israel and her supporters, and you should beware. I have said it many times and will say it again, loudly:
American Church leaders and ministries are speeding toward abandoning Israel (if they ever supported the Jewish state) and embracing the barbaric Palestinians. It is happening and it will get worse.
The vultures are gathering.