Yesterday, the Vigil of Peter and Paul, was the 2nd anniversary of ISIS (which Pres. Obama – what a guy – called the “JV team”) declaring a “caliphate”.
Dates are important to Christians. Dates are important to Islamic terrorists. They attack on anniversaries. Attack are also up since this years “Holy Month” of Ramadan began. “Holy”…? The “Bloody Month” of Ramadan. So far the count is 181 attacks, nearly 1,300 people dead. HERE
Today I read the Letter of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, to Pope Francis for Peter and Paul. He wrote: “In concelebrating with You the venerable memory of the Chief among the Apostles Peter and the Apostle to the Gentiles Paul, who were martyred in Your See and honored greatly by the Elder as well as the New Rome, ….”
Yesterday, ISIS terrorist practitioners of the Religion of Peace murdered innocent people in Istanbul, aka Constantinople, aka the Second Rome or New Rome.
There may be, probably are, other reasons for these whack-jobs to attack in an Islamic nation Turkey, where their leader is pushing toward sharia law. That makes sense, right?
ISIS has said that it will attack Rome. Do we believe them? Think about it. They must attack Rome. It’s symbolic of everything they are about.
Moreover, today there met the “leaders” of these USA, Canada and Mexico (whence are rushing into these USA who knows who). Brexit took place a few days ago. The EU is shredding. Istanbul was attacked. These brain-trusts led off with global warming and butterflies.
Meanwhile, the Bloody Month of Ramadan continues until 5 July, a day after an important anniversary in these USA.
Dear readers, this is coming to a town near you. Don’t brush this off with a shrug, saying, “It’ll never happen here.” Bad things always happen to someone else … until they happen to you.
But don’t worry! The Obama Administration says that ISIS is on the run! HERE
Finally, another important date is 13 October 2017.
Attacks have me thinking.
I often beg you to be aware of your surroundings.
If you want to read what I am talking about, click HERE. ABC posted the first chapter, free to read.
They posted it on 29 June 2009.
WARNING: If you get hooked on Jack Reacher novels, blame Lee Child, not Fr. Z.
Here is the first part of the excerpt:
Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they’re nervous. By definition they’re all first-timers.
Israeli counterintelligence wrote the defensive playbook. They told us what to look for. They used pragmatic observation and psychological insight and came up with a list of behavioral indicators. I learned the list from an Israeli amy captain twenty years ago. He swore by it. Therefore I swore by it too, because at the time I was on three weeks’ detached duty mostly about a yard from his shoulder, in Israel itself, in Jerusalem, on the West Bank, in Leb anon, sometimes in Syria, sometimes in Jordan, on buses, in stores, on crowded sidewalks. I kept my eyes moving and my mind running free down the bullet points.
Twenty years later I still know the list. And my eyes still move. Pure habit. From another bunch of guys I learned another mantra: Look, don’t see, listen, don’t hear. The more you engage, the longer you survive.
The list is twelve points long if you’re looking at a male suspect. Eleven, if you’re looking at a woman. The difference is a fresh shave. Male bombers take off their beards. It helps them blend in. Makes them less suspicious. The result is paler skin on the lower half of the face. No recent exposure to the sun.
But I wasn’t interested in shaves.
I was working on the eleven-point list.
I was looking at a woman.
I was riding the subway, in New York City. The 6 train, the Lexington Avenue local, heading uptown, two o’clock in the morning.