Retired Colonel John Somerville spoke to a packed house tonight at a special meeting of the Jonesboro, AR chapter of ACT! for America. He spent 30 years as a Marine Corps officer with most of his career being in intelligence. He served in the Middle East including Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Israel. Over the course of his career he has made 65 trips to Israel. He also holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Archaelogy. Currently, he is a spokesperson for Christians United for Israel (CUFI).
Col. Somerville, who once worked as a history teacher, spoke of the rise and fall of the British empire. He pointed out that it took 400 years to build it up to the level it was at its most powerful point. It was once the most powerful nation on Earth. However, it only took 30 years for it to lose most of its territories and power it had taken centuries to accumulate.
The retired colonel tied this story into a verse in the Bible in Genesis. Specifically, Genesis 12:3 states:
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
The verse is speaking of Israel and the Jewish people. When England blessed the Jews, it was blessed. After WWII, England prevented Jews from entering Palestine. It wasn’t long after this that the empire that “the sun never sets on” started its descent to mediocrity.
Is this how America is going to go down? How has Barack Obama treated Israel? Not like a friend and ally. Somerville showed the group one of the first pictures taken in of Barack Obama after he became president. He is talking to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the telephone. He has his feet up on the desk with the bottom of his shoes facing the camera. Somerville explained that this picture is not a mistake…that all photos taken by the White House photographers are completely and thoroughly vetted before being distributed. In the Arab world showing the bottom of your shoe is a very disrespectful gesture. So, what Mr. Obama was saying – in this coded message that only Muslims would understand – is that he disrespected Prime Minister Netanyahu. Muslims saw and understood the message LOUD AND CLEAR.
There is a chapter of CUFI at Arkansas State University. Please tell your friends, your pastor, your family, etc., about this very important organization. It is imperative for our own survival as a country that we stand with Israel.
Col. Somerville was on the Paul Harrell radio show today. This show is archived so you can click here if you want to see and hear that interview.
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Until next time,