Continuing on from previous posts (2007-8, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) let us continue surveying the articles within the issues of PCG's Trumpet Weekly.

Looking through these issues of The Trumpet Daily I was surprised at how often they talked up Putin and then when the crisis in Iraq erupted with the advances of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys they did not talk about it as much as I had anticipated. They seemed to me more interested in fear mongering about Russia and Putin then in events in Iraq. In early 2014 Gerald Flurry proclaimed Vladimir Putin to be the "Prince of Rosh" so PCG's writers have a motive in fear mongering about Putin in order to "prove" Gerald Flurry is a prophet.

Another thing about these issues is that PCG's writers habitually refer to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys in Iraq and Syria as the "Islamic State". In at least one instance they even changed the name of a cited article leaving no indication that they had changed it (See September 12 issue). It is morally wrong to refer to those people as the "Islamic State". It is also factually wrong to do so because the vast majority of Muslims have nothing to do with them and most of the victims of that infamous regime are other Muslims. This habit also plays into the big lie Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys say which is that the only true Muslims are those who work and fight for them. Why on Earth do PCG's writers wish to insinuate that this big lie just might be true? It is not good that PCG's writers do this.

Also several articles insinuate that 2014 is just like 1914. Now that it is 2015 and no World War has occurred. Therefore this insinuation must also be judged to be yet another false prophecy by PCG.

Among the notable articles here are:

Jeremiah Jacques writing of a fictional Xi Jinping who is strangely portrayed as though he was Japanese. Jacques may not know this but Chinese and Japanese are quite different and Jacques lets slip the fact that he is not very clear in his mind on this issue. (April 4 issue.)

Timothy Oostendarp shrilly insisting that Russia and China wish to "wish to DOMINATE the WORLD" and insinuates that he will cause the death of a third of humanity. (May 30 issue.)

Joel Hilliker condemning Mahmoud Abbas for transforming "the entire Palestinian Authority into a terrorist entity". (June 13 issue.)

Richard Palmer admitting how some may view it as "churlish" to exploit Germany's victory in the FIFA World Cup to insinuate that Germany will soon conquer America. They think that because it is. (July 25 issue.)

PCG's writers exploiting the deadly Ebola epidemic to promote their ban on eating unclean meats. (August 1 issue.)

Joel Hilliker talking about the mid-term elections and saying there is no hope from either the Republican Party or the Democratic Party and talking about discussions with a certain Congressman a year earlier. (November 7 issue.)

Joel Hilliker condemning President Obama for citing the Bible to justify a decision he made. (November 21 issue.)

Callum Wood admitting he had never heard of the term "lone-wolf" even though the term has been in use since the 1990s. (November 28 issue.)

Anthony Chibarirwe portraying the slain Michael Brown in a negative way. (December 5 issue.)

Let us begin.


January 3. This issue talks about Iran in the Geneva negotiations in an alarmist way saying Iran is scary (Callum Wood).

"If You Are Muslim Brotherhood, You Are A Terrorist" by Callum Wood. Here Wood notes how the Egyptian authorities banned the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group. The Muslim Brotherhood's fall from power and violent suppression was a development PCG completely failed to foresee.

"Ukraine Crisis Prophesied" (p. 4). In this little advertising for a Key of David episode presents a picture insinuating that Gerald Flurry prophesied the mass protests in Ukraine against the Yanukovych regime.

"It's 1914 All Over Again" (p. 8). This advertising for a Trumpet Daily episode insinuates that 2014 is just like 1914.

One hundred years after the outbreak of world war, history is repeating itself.
It is now 2015. No World War erupted in 2014. This is yet another false prophecy.

January 10. "Battle of the Titans" by Brad MacDonald. Here MacDonald tries to insinuate that Guttenburg will be the European dictator destined to conquer America.

There it is, as expected and right on cue: A strongman from Europe, Germany to be precise, has responded with eloquence and force to the dramatic and belligerent antics of Vladimir Putin, Russia’s strongman and a king of the east. Although the well-crafted riposte, delivered in the form of an opinion article at Time(“Putin Is Basking in an ‘Astonishing Leadership Vacuum’”), was polite and prudent, it was also uncompromising, candid and forceful. There was also an undeniable spirit of confrontation.

Time will tell, but this article could mark the opening bell of a dramatic—and prophetically significant—battle between two heavyweight world leaders.
"Where Americans Died in Vain" (p. 2). This advertising for a Trumpet Weekly episode. This Trumpet Weekly episode was discussed in a previous post.

"Most Insane Obama Appointment Yet" by Robert Morley. Here Morley says the subprime mortgage crisis was caused by "politically correct" policies by government legislators forcing banks to give loans to ethnic minorities. This ignores the fact that it was predatory lenders who coerced people into signing mortgages.

"Are Women Fit For Combat Roles in the Military?" by Anthony Chibarirwe. Here Chibarirwe criticizes women serving in the US military by saying that exercise standards are being weakened.

January 17. "France Surrenders EU Leadership to Germany" by Richard Palmer. How many times have PCG's writers said things like this about Germany?

"The Vatican in Britain" by Gareth Fraser. Here Fraser interviews Rodney Atkinson, a Euroskeptic activist based in Britain who has maintained personal contact with PCG's leaders since coming into contact with them during the time of the Kosovo War in 1999. The article also promotes a new book of Atkinson's.

January 24. "Saudi Arabia's $3 Billion Bid for Lebanon" by Brent Nagtegaal. Here Nagtegaal asserts that Saudi Arabia will get Lebanon to be part of an anti-Iran alliance of Arab nations that PCG calls the Psalm 83 Nations.

"The UN Shows Its Anti-Israel Bias--Again" by Callum Wood. Here Wood condemns how some pro-Palestinian activists convinced UNESCO to cancel an exhibition in UNESCO's headquarters in Paris.

"EU to launch military mission to Central African Republic" (p. 5). It was actually France that led intervention in the Central African Republic caused by the civil war there. In fact France often intervenes in its former colonies but PCG does not explain that fact.

"Serbia begins EU membership negotiations" (p. 5). Since 1999 PCG's writers have constantly portrayed Serbia as the victim of bullying by Germany in order to bizarrely portray the horrors of the Yugoslav Wars as evidence of Germany rising to power.

"Trust in Government Hits All-Time Low" by Robert Morley. Here Morley promotes a booklet that accuse Obama of being a Man of Sin just like Tkach and the supposedly soon coming European dictator.

January 31. "Tomorrow's Wonderful World Economy" by Phillip Nice.

February 7. "Germany's Dramatic and Alarming Foreign Policy Pivot" by Brad MacDonald. How many times have they said this?

"Sectarian violence in the Central African Republic" (p. 7). This little article mentioned the appalling lynching of a soldier accused of being a former collaborator of the recently fallen regime which occurred just after the new President had been sworn into office. Sadly PCG's writers used this atrocity to baselessly write of Muslims as if they all the same and fear monger that "Muslims will hit back".

You can be sure that Muslims will hit back, as they often do. And this religious conflict in the region will certainly not escape Europe’s attention. Already the EU has sent troops to CAR. European troops are prophesied to sweep through many Muslim nations and exterminate radical Islam—right before the return of Jesus Christ.
Do PCG's writers mean just Muslims in the Central African Republic or just all Muslims everywhere? There is a difference.

"2008 Economic Earthquake Only Half Over" by Robert Morley. Even though the Dow Jones just kept going up and even though the US federal debt was actually higher per capita in the 1940s Morley is in denial of these facts and continues to fear monger that economic calamity will soon afflict America.

February 14. In this issue Morley once again fear monger about President Obama and continues to condemn deficit spending without understanding that the Federal government can afford it and that for a government to spend more money during a recession is actually the right and smart thing to do in a recession.

"Assad The Fearless" by Callum Wood. Here Wood fear mongers about the infamous Assad regime apparently failing to meet some sort of deadline regarding the removal and destruction of chemical weapons. This is done in order to portray America as a government continuously bested and outwitted by its rivals and as a sign that America will soon be destroyed (by Germany).

"The Sick Middle East" by Daniel Pipes (National Review Online). Daniel Pipes is a man notorious for vilifying Muslims.

"Did Germany Just Destroy The Euro?" by Callum Wood.

February 21. "Prophecy Comes Alive in Sochi" by Brad MacDonald. Here MacDonald exploits the Sochi Winter Olympics to promote Gerald Flurry's false prophecy that President Putin is a King of the East fated to invade the Holy Land after Christ's return.

"Will Venezuela's Protests Bring Good News for the Vatican?" by Jeremiah Jacques. Here Jacques exploits the opposition protests in Venezuela to fear monger that the protesters are preparing the way for the Pope to assume greater power within Latin America. Now that Chavez is gone PCG's writers seem unsure how to portray Venezuela and so appear to have simply decided to use it for their traditional anti-Catholic fear mongering

February 28. "Ukraine Crisis: Russia Displays Its Power" by Richard Palmer. In line with Gerald Flurry's bizarre prophecy that Putin will last until several years after Christ's return the crisis in Ukraine is exploited by PCG's writers to fear monger that Putin is so very powerful.

"Is Iran The Enemy?" by Callum Wood. Here Wood essentially complains that Americans are not so scared of Iran anymore now that Ahmadinejad was pushed out by Supreme Leader Khamenei.

"Spend, Spend, Spend--Except on the Military" (Trumpet Daily, p. 11). Here Stephen Flurry moans that the government is spending more money on food stamps.

As spending on food stamps more than doubles, the Obama administration prepares to make devastating cuts in military spending.
Would Stephen Flurry prefer the poor to starve?

March 7. "Putin, Obama and the Desperately Wicked Human Heart" by Brad MacDonald. Here MacDonald portrays President Obama as hopelessly bested at every turn by President Putin in the crisis in Ukraine.

"Egypt Bans Hamas" by Brent Nagtegaal. Here Nagtegaal exploits a court decision in Egypt to ban Hamas in order to fear monger that Hamas will join forces with Turkey and Qatar and become a part of what PCG calls "the Psalm 83 nations", a pro-German alliance within the Middle East said to be opposed to Iran (PCG's King of the South).

This ruling will likely push Hamas further into the arms of Turkey and its moderate Arab friends in Qatar.

Psalm 83 discusses a mysterious alliance whereby the Gazan region—former territory of the ancient Philistines and now occupied by Hamas—allies itself not with Iran and Egypt, but rather with Turkey and the Arabs located in the Gulf states.

It is no surprise that at the same time we witness the severing of Hamas’s relationship with Egypt, we notice warming relations with Qatar and Turkey.

In fact, the only reason the Gaza Strip has not collapsed is because of the new source of help Hamas has received from Turkey and Qatar.
Gerald Flurry made this doctrinal change in 2011.

"Middle East Replaces America With Russia" by Callum Wood. What nonsense! This is just fact free, manipulative fear mongering.

"Islamophobia Multiplies in Germany" (Der Spiegel). Is it not amazing how PCG's leaders condemning some Germans for doing what they themselves do: being intolerant of Muslims. They fear monger that Germany is becoming more intolerant of Muslims yet at the same time PCG's leaders constantly indulge in vilifying and demonizing Muslims, even portraying their children as being raised up to hate Jews. Even their children are tainted in the sick imagination of PCG's leaders.

An article by Guttenburg is cited in this issue. PCG has long speculated that Guttenburg will be the European dictator who will destroy America and this article is used to once again stir up that fear.

March 14. "Don't Worry, Putin, Asia Has Your Back" by Jeremiah Jacques.

This issue quotes The Washington Times. How appropriate.

March 21. "Iran: Russia's Trump Card" by Brad MacDonald. Since at least 1994 PCG has dogmatically insisted that Iran will arise to power within the Middle East and constantly portray Iran in the worst possible light whether the facts warrant it or not.

"Russia Threatens to Crash the Dollar" by Robert Morley. Russia is very powerful, but not that powerful.

"Putin Takes Crimea, Mocks America" (Trumpet Daily, p. 9). Here Stephen Flurry once again insinuates that 2014 is just like 1914.

One hundred years on from World War I, the situation between Russia, Europe and the West looks startlingly familiar.
It is now 2015. No World War erupted in 2014. Stephen Flurry was wrong to insinuate that World War would erupt in 2014 in this way.

March 28. "Up, Down, Up! Putin Revives Soviet-Era Military Prep Fitness Program" by Jeremiah Jacques.

"History According to an Ayatollah" by Callum Wood. Here Wood tells his readers to give up any hope that there will be peace with Iran by saying the Supreme Leader is a holocaust denier.

April 4. "A Special Thank You" by Jeremiah Jacques. In this bizarre article Jacques pens an imaginary letter by China's leaders praising President Putin for standing up against the West.

Strangely Jacques keeps confusing Chinese culture with the Japanese culture with his imaginary Xi Jinping bizarrely alluding to Japanese culture, not Chinese culture.

China couldn’t be more grateful to you for proving what many here in Beijing have long suspected: That America has become a paper tiger. And that under pressure, it will fold like origami.
Origami originates from Japan, not China.

Thank you for drawing back the silken curtain on Washington’s broken will—for you and I, our governments, our peoples, America’s allies and the whole world to see. The kanji script is on the wall.
Kanji is a part of the Japanese writing system, not Chinese writing. Why would the Chinese President talk about Japanese writing in a letter like this?

But to have a real effect on the globalpower balance, China, Russia and other Asian nations must all contribute firewood, and present a unified front. And the Chinese will let you be the shogun to lead that front.
The shogun was a Japanese office that was abolished in the 1860s. The Chinese never had a shogun.

It appears as though Chinese and Japanese cultures are the same in Jacques' eyes.

"Burned With Fire" by Brent Nagtegaal. Here Nagtegaal talks about the severe refugee crisis in Lebanon as many Syrians flee the violence caused by the murderous Assad regime's determination to cower the Syrian people into mute submission.

April 11. "Lithuanian Ambassador: 'Putin is Not Finished'" by Jeremiah Jacques. Here Jacques gets a telephone interview with the Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States in order to portray theTrumpet.com as a legitimate news organization. This was mentioned in a previous post.

"Is Iran Setting Up for An Attack?" by Don Jacques. Here Don Jacques insinuates that Iran is setting itself up to attack Europe.

It is possible that Europe’s soft stance is fueled by naivete, but it could also be a calculated tactic. Either way, the result may prove instrumental in deploying a German-led European army on the world stage....

Whether wittingly or not, Europe may be setting itself up for a spectacular betrayal by Iran . When that happens, with America out of the picture and with a fanatical regime aiming nukes at the Continent, Europe would suddenly feel an urgent need to take military action.
"Pity the Palestinians?" by Norman Podhoretz (Wall Street Journal). Podhoretz is notorious as being one of the architects of the Bush Administration's decision to invade Iraq in 2003.

"Australia's Housing Bubble Will Pop" by Robert Morley. Of course Morley knows this will happen considering he is a Canadian living in Edmond, Oklahoma.

April 18. "Russia's Euros-for-Oil Threatens Dollar's Reserve Currency Status" by Robert Morley. Morley constantly says the US dollar is about to lose its reserve currency status to insinuate that America will soon be destroyed.

"The EU's Covert Military Satellite Program" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits the launch of satellite imaging satellites from Europe to insinuate that it might be used for military purposes.

We should remember that any system designed to study the Earth in detail for scientific reasons is also very useful militarily. The publicity for these launches focuses on the environment, global warming and disaster response, but the EU admits, in the small print, that these satellites have “intelligence” and even “military” applications. ...

The EU will, of course, use its new satellites for environmental monitoring. But they are also vital intelligence resources that will be used in planning and carrying out military missions. In assembling this constellation of satellites, the EU is quietly extending its military power and diminishing its reliance on the U.S. for accurate satellite data. Copernicus is just one of many satellite projects underway within the EU.
"Ukrainian Oligarch Offers $10k for Captured Russian Invaders" by Jeremiah Jacques. Here Jacques insinuates that Russia will increase in power.

Despite some isolated victories and despite concerted efforts by such Ukrainian leaders as Filatov, the overall push by the Ukrainian military appears to be losing momentum against Russian might. The situation is fraught with tension, and the 1 million- ruble question remains: Will Mr. Putin go further, officially annexing more territory in Ukraine or other parts of Eastern Europe?
April 25. "How Judo Shapes Putin's Foreign Policy" by Jeremiah Jacques. Here Jacques compares Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine to judo.

And Jacques also indulges in exploiting the Yugoslav Wars to fear monger that Germany will soon conquer America as PCG has done since 1999.

Perhaps the most blundering geopolitical lunge in the modern era was in the 1990s and 2000s when the U.S. bombed the Serbs to rubble so Kosovo and other states could break away from Yugoslavia. For Germany—who orchestrated the bloody maneuver from behind the scenes—it was anything but blundering, but it still set a dangerous precedent.
"Iran Undermines Nuke Deal, Yet Funds Released Anyway" by Callum Wood. Unsurprisingly diplomatic moves with Iran are portrayed in the worst possible light here. The real reason for PCG's demonization of Iran is to convince readers that Gerald Flurry is a prophet.

"Why Russia Needs Eastern Europe" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer speculates that Putin's actions regarding the crisis in Ukraine is because Putin is determined to maintained a buffer zone lest another Napoleon or Hitler should arise and try to conquer Russia.

Napoleon began his invasion 550 miles away from Moscow and 420 miles away from St. Petersburg. Hitler began his invasion from a similar distance. Would Russia have survived if these invasions had been launched from Ukraine, which is under 300 miles from Moscow, or Estonia, which is under 100 miles from St. Petersburg?

Hence Russia’s actions in Ukraine today. Putin is not panicking. He does not see a Napoleon in Europe, but he knows the potential is there. You cannot defend a nation just by hoping the bleakest parts of your nation’s history never happen again. So Putin is making sure Europe is kept away from his borders. This means Russia’s push east will not easily be turned aside: It is a matter of Russia’s survival.
May 2. "The Bundy Ranch Showdown: Why It Deserves Your Attention" by Robert Morley. Here Morley recounts the Bundy Ranch showdown.

"The U.S. Way or the Apartheid Highway" by Callum Wood. Here Wood condemns Secretary Kerry as being a bully towards the State of Israel by making "thinly-veiled threats", engaging in "borderline political blackmail" and using "bullying tactics" against the government of the State of Israel.

"Charles Krauthammer on Benghazi E-mail" (Politico). The report by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence was released on November 21, 2014. It revealed that there was no malicious attempt to deceive the American people regarding the terrorist attack by the Obama Administration.

May 9. "Lithuanian Foreign Vice-Minister: 'We View Military Activity in Kaliningrad With Concern'" by Jeremiah Jacques. Here Jacques once again interviews a Lithuanian official to make theTrumpet.com appear to be more of a legitimate news organization further obscuring the fact that its main purpose is to get more converts for PCG.

"Syrian Rebels Detonate Colossal Tunnel Bomb" by Callum Wood. Here Wood describes a tunnel bomb by anti-Assad fighters. Wood also describes how Homs was evacuated by anti-Assad fighters but that the war would continue. PCG's leaders teach that the murderous Assad regime would fall and Syria would ally itself with an alliance of pro-German nations that PCG calls the Psalm 83 Nations.

May 16. "The State Must Redistribute Wealth, Pope Tells UN" by Richard Palmer. PCG's leaders teach that the final Pope will be a religious leader who will help to unite Europe under as a military superpower which will destroy America and Britain. So naturally the Pope is constantly portrayed in the worst possible light by PCG's writers.

"European Court of Justice OKs EU Attack on City of London" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer condemns the attempt to implement a new tax on financial transactions in the EU.

"Russian Train Bearing Soviet Symbols Halted in Lithuania" by Jeremiah Jacques.

"Arming the Agricultural Department" by Callum Wood. Here Wood fear mongers about the Department of Agriculture acquiring machine guns. Recently PCG's leaders have started fear mongering that the US government yearns to take guns away from people while arming themselves. This idea has long been used by some to stir up anger and hatred against the federal government.

"#GoGetOurGirls" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer discusses the widespread protests and expressions of solidarity with the victims of the mass abduction of girls in Chibok by Boko Haram terrorists. Palmer exploits this monstrous crime to say that America and Britain are powerless to effect change in this situation in order insinuate that America and Britain will soon be destroyed.

That’s not to say that America should go to war in Nigeria. It wouldn’t be easy, and effectively dealing with the problem would require a significant military operation— much more than the meager surveillance help the U.S. is currently offering. But what is the point of America’s leaders making protests and saying something should be done? If they feel that way, they are the ones best placed to do something. Or are these tweets merely a way of saying we care about these kidnapped girls in Nigeria, but not enough to actually do anything about it? It may make America look more compassionate, but it also makes America look weak—like it wants to solve the problem, but can’t.
May 23. "Largest Election in Human History Advance Asian Ties" by Jeremiah Jacques. Here Jacques exploits the election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister in India to insinuate that India will turn away from the West.

"Khamenei Calls for More Ballistic Missiles" by Callum Wood. Here Wood fear mongers about Iran yet again.

For decades Khamenei has spouted anti-Western sentiment. It is only recently that he has had to learn the art of walking the line between appeasing the West—that is, letting Rouhani do the talking—and persuading the hard- liners that he hasn’t given up on hastening the coming of the 12th imam. The Islamic world believes this “savior” will come to save his people and bring judgment on the world. More than simply praying for his arrival five times a day, some believe that bringing violence and destruction—primarily to Israel and the West—will hasten that return.
"Is Anti-Semitism Extinct?" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer cites a survey to say that anti-Semitism is very widespread outside of English speaking countries.

"Homeless: Foreclosure Crisis Returns" by Robert Morley.

May 30. "Angry Voters Reject Mainstream Parties in EU Elections" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits the rise of eurosceptic parties to insinuate that PCG's prophecies will soon come true.

But the biggest takeway from these elections is a warning. Europe’s financial crisis has rocked its political structure. That structure has not fallen, though it has developed some major cracks.

And that crisis is not over. It’s currently in intermission. The fundamental causes of that crisis have not been addressed. Europe’s traditional political system is struggling. How will it survive when things get even worse?

By voting for these fringe parties, Europe is taking a similar path to the one it took in the 1930s.
"The Danger in U.S. Support of the Gulf Cooperation Council" by Anthony Chibarirwe. Here Chibarirwe condemns attempts by the nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council to work among themselves together as a Trojan Horse which will betray America by working with Europe. Armstrongism has been shrilly insisting that Europe will soon destroy America since the 1930s and this prediction has always failed.

"Prince Charles: Putin Behaving Like Hitler" by Timothy Oostendarp. Here Oostendarp insinuates that Putin will soon destroy a third of all humanity.

The law of history and Bible prophecy explain the type of thinking the Commentator is advancing trivializes Putin’s potential for further evil! It is the kind of thinking that leads to major tragedies. ...

A Russian leader is prophesied to come on the scene to lead a group of Asian powers with an army of 200 million men in war against Europe. This “prince of Rosh” is going to cause the death of one third of all mankind— hundreds of millions, possibly even a few billion.

Prophecy shows Prince Charles is right.
Gerald Flurry had earlier declared that Putin is the Prince of Rosh.

"Russia and China: The Chaos Strategy" by Timothy Oostendarp. Here Oostendarp indulges in paranoid rhetoric saying that increasing militancy by Russia and China are part of a plot to take over the world.

Is there a connection between Russia’s aggressive behavior and the aggressive posturing of China? The timing is more than coincidence. Russia and China are purposely trying to create chaos, and it is a fairly recent and noticeable trend! ...

Line up Russia and China’s chaos sowing behavior with America’s flaccid response and it looks like America is stuck in childish decision paralysis. The paralysis telegraphs WEAKNESS. And weakness attracts attack.

Many analysts speak of China’s desire for a multipolarworld, or Russia’s desire for the same. This is a mistake. Russia and China are not the least bit interested in a multipolar world. They wish to DOMINATE the WORLD.
This sounds like something from a kids' TV show.

"President Obama's West Point Speech: America Has Rarely Been Stronger" (Trumpet Daily, p.11). PCG's leaders have often indulged in condemning President Obama as one hopelessly out of touch with reality. As though a bunch of people living off of millions in tithes money would understand normal people who cannot rely on such a plentiful source of income.

June 6. "Russia Tells President Obama to Go Rent a Trampoline" by Robert Morley. Here Morley exploits tensions regarding the International Space Station caused by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine in order to portray America as continuously bested by its rivals (in this instance Russia) to fear monger that America will soon be conquered (by Europe).

"South Africans worst at math and science" (p. 8).

South Africa once enjoyed rich blessings directly from God through His promise to Abraham. Now, before God restores it to its former glory, and more, it is a basket case...
No suggestion is made that this pitiable state just might be the sad legacy of discriminatory apartheid policies which were designed to force the African majority to be in a state of degrading subservience to the white minority.

"Elliot Rodger and the Recurring Nightmare of Mass Murder" by Brad MacDonald. Here MacDonald discusses the mass murder rampage of Elliot Rodger and insinuates that the parents were responsible for his dysfunctional mental state.

Elliot Rodger was mentally ill and a longtime sufferer of Asperger’s disease. Elliot Rodger was depressed and emotionally unstable. Elliot Rodger was socially inept and resented humanity. Elliot Rodger was a misogynist, a volcano of pent-up hatred against women, mostly because his sexual ambitions went unfulfilled.
I would to state here that there is no link with autism spectrum conditions and violence.

Elliot Rodger had a deeply twisted view of sex. He was raised in a culture that worships sex of every shape and sort, and as an adolescent was taught to view sex as a right, an expectation, a need like food and water. Rodger’s view of sex and women was shaped by pornography, which had rewired his mind and distorted his understanding of females. (His father, a Hollywood director and photographer, owns a semi-pornographic website.)...
I find it concerning how MacDonald mentions the father's activities as though this somehow contributed to Elliot Rodger's decision to go on a mass murder rampage. I think it is wise to be very careful about speculations such as this.

He did not receive adequate parental education about sex and relationships—about life.

Elliot Rodger had a deep disdain for women. “Women are like a plague. ... Women are vicious, evil, barbaric animals, and they need to be treated as such,” he wrote. He fantasized about locking all women in “concentration camps” and starving them to death. “Women’s rejection of me is a declaration of war.” These feelings are largely the result of unmet expectations and repeated disappointment.
And how does MacDonald know that Elliot Rodger's attitude was derived from "unmet expectations and repeated disappointment" from his perch in Britain?

Elliot Rodger was a recluse. Worse still, cut off from society and overcome with frustration and bitterness, he developed an intense hatred for humanity. This social ineptitude, by his own admission, was largely the result of a childhood without meaning and direction. From boyhood he was raised on horror movies and gratuitously violent video games. (His father was a director of The Hunger Games, a Hollywood blockbuster in which teenagers stalk and kill each other.) Elliot Rodger himself admitted to the role of video games, not just in spurring his imagination, but in creating his social dysfunction.
Personally I would be very careful about discussing Elliot Rodger's personal mental state. I find it strange and worrying how MacDonald brings up the father's career in things MacDonald disapproves of as though this somehow contributed to the mass murder. I would try to not insinuate that the parents were responsible unless I had very specific information to support such an assertion, far more then what MacDonald presents here.

June 13. "What to Make of the Pope's Prayers for the Peace of Jerusalem?" by Joel Hilliker. Of course PCG's writers portray this act by Pope Francis in the worst possible light.

And Hilliker also exploits this incident to fear monger about Palestinians.

Abbas, by uniting his Fatah political party with the intractably violent Hamas, has exposed his true colors for all to see—and essentially turned the entire Palestinian Authority into a terrorist entity. ...

Despite the pope’s pronouncements, all evidence proves that any efforts to restart the peace process with a Palestinian government led by Mahmoud Abbas will produce the same bloody results that past efforts have. It is impossible that the pope is blind to this glaring reality.
The "evidence" being Gerald Flurry's dogmatic proclamation back in 1996 that the peace process itself is a deadly wound which will destroy the State of Israel. Consequently any attempt to make peace with the Palestinians are condemned in the strongest terms by PCG's leaders.

"Iran Needs More Time" by Callum Wood. Here Wood exploits the delay in progress in the Geneva negotiations to portray Iran as a most cunning rival and to portray the Western nations as hopelessly befuddled to properly deal with Iran. Wood ends the article by fear mongering about Iran yet again.

The nuclear negotiations-mobile will eventually start up again. It will not take the course the P5+1 traffic controllers had hoped; nuclear Iran will not drive down a path to peace. Instead, it will take the diametrically opposite route that leads to one outcome: nuclear war.
"Is Libya 'a Thousand Times Worse'?" by Anthony Chibarirwe. Here Chibarirwe exploits the chaotic situation in Libya to insinuate that Iran is plotting to somehow seize power in Libya.

"China, India Ready for Final Settlement in Border Disputes" by Jeremiah Jacques. Personally if this matter is resolved I fail to see how anyone could possibly object to this. Peace between India and China is good and should be encouraged.

"Illegal Immigration and the Transformation of America" (Trumpet Daily, p. 11).

June 20. "UN Asks German Military for More Help" by Richard Palmer. It contains a graph showing German military presence. But unless you compare this with other nations this reveals very little.

June 27. "Why Britain Is Closer Than Ever to Quitting The EU" by Richard Palmer. Armstrongism has long insisted that Britain would somehow leave the European Union.

"Algeria Now Top Destination for German Weapons" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits some arms transactions to fear monger about Arab World and Germany.

"Does Putin Have God on His Side Regarding Ukraine?" by Jeremiah Jacques. Because PCG's leaders so often use their religion to justify what they themselves do they cannot help but project this tendency upon other people they view as may be seen here.

History teaches that there is no more potent or dangerous force to sway populations toward a geopolitical aim than religion. And this remains true in the modern world: Religion is the main factor motivating Iran’s provocative foreign policy, and is the major coalescing force behind the seemingly secular European Union. It should come as no surprise, then, that Russia is taking steps to harness the deluding persuasiveness of religion in order to promote its geopolitical agenda.
July 5. "Does Japan's Historic Constitutional Change Mean Its Military Secret Will Soon Come Out?" by Jeremiah Jacques. PCG's leaders have constantly demonized Japan and accused Japan of plotting to rise up as a military power and get nuclear weapons despite Japan's most painful history with nuclear warfare.

"ISIS Declaration of Caliphate: Strategy or Blunder?" by Anthony Chibarirwe. This is the first article in The Trumpet Weekly by PCG's writers which discusses the advances of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys within Iraq. PCG's writers had confidently insisted that Iran would gain the most in Iraq following the war's start in 2003. But suddenly PCG's writers saw this prediction fall apart as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys, who are quite hostile to Iran and other Shiite Muslims, expanded their territory within Iraq.

July 11. "Pope Rewrites Catholic History" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits some words Pope Francis said about Pope Pius XII in order to once again demonize the Papacy as PCG often does. Armstrongism has long taught that the final Pope would be a major leader of the European Empire fated to conquer America and Britain.

"Pope: No One Should Work on Sunday" by Richard Palmer. Armstrongism teaches that the future European Empire will impose a mandatory Sunday rest and is nonsensically taught to be the dreaded Mark of the Beast. This is a doctrine inherited from the old Seventh Day Adventists.

"The Immigration Crisis, Obama and the Truth" (Trumpet Daily, p. 7). Once again we see PCG's leaders trying to exploit widespread anxiety and xenophobia regarding immigration into America.

July 18. "Flight MH17: 'Europeans Have to be the Ones to Take the Lead on This'" by Richard Palmer. So when a airline flight got shot down by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine PCG's writers' reaction to this monstrous event is to fear monger that Europe will use this crisis to rise to power.

"Radical Islam's New Top Target: Rome" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits some whacky statements by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's lackeys about conquering Rome to insinuate that there will be some grand clash of civilizations between the Roman Catholic Church and Islam. There is no attempt to assess how likely such grandiose statements actually are.

"Germany May Switch to Typewriters to Prevent U.S. Spying" by Jeremiah Jacques. Here Jacques exploits a spying scandal to fear monger that relations between the United States and Germany are falling apart insinuating that Germany will soon conquer America.

"German Spy Caper Will Shake World" by Timothy Oostendarp. Here Oostendarp insinuates that the spying scandal between America and Germany will open the way for PCG's dire prophecies to finally be fulfilled.

This latest U.S. spy scandal will shake Germany from America’s orbit—then it will shake the world. Once Germany is fully unhinged from America, watch for the Vatican to seize its opportunity to finally bind Germany and Europe to itself, and proceed to infuse Germany with a confidence prophesied to violently shake the world.
"Paris Jews Narrowly Avoid Catastrophe" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits clashes in Paris to insinuate that Europe will soon change into a blood thirsty superpower which will conquer America, Britain and the State of Israel.

"Putin Works to Rekindle USSR" by Tyrel Schlote. Here Schlote exploits diplomatic moves between Russia and Cuba to fear monger about Russia.

"'You Can Conquer Vast Territories Without Big Armies'" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer once again fear mongers about Russia.

July 25. "ISIS Attacks Christians in Mosul" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits the persecution of Iraqi Christians by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys to insinuate that Europe will soon conquer the Middle East.

"Reflections on German World Cup Victory" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits Germany's victory in the FIFA World Cup to fear monger that Germany will soon conquer America and Britain. Most unusually even he seems somewhat defensive about making this absurd assertion yet again.

That’s what the Trumpet has been saying for years. Germany easily has the power to be one of the world’s leading nations, but it lacks a “team coach” to give the nation the vision of what to do with that power. ...

It seems churlish to say it, especially after so much well-deserved praise for Germany, but there are some major reasons to be cautious, as Trumpet columnist Brad Macdonald noted in [an article]. By all accounts, right now, Germany is a wonderful nation. It sets a better example than Britain and the United States in so many areas. But, as Mr. Macdonald warns, we cannot be “mesmerized by the moment.”
Look at what even Palmer admits to be the case with Germany today and yet PCG's leaders continue to spread the absurd idea that Germany will soon turn violent and conquer America and Britain.

"'Kill Jews' in Canada" (Free Beacon). This article was later discussed by Robert Morley in the August 7 issue as is seen below.

August 1. "EU Slaps Tough Sanctions on Russia" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits the tense situation with Russia to insinuate it somehow aligns with the dire prophecies Armstrongism have been preaching for decades that are never fulfilled.

"Iran Rallies Muslims to Arm Hamas" by Anthony Chibarirwe. Once again PCG's writers exploit a turbulent political situation to demonize Iran simply to "prove" that their leader, Gerald Flurry, is a Prophet.

"Russia's Proxy War on Ukraine Becoming Open War" by Jeremiah Jacques. Here Jacques exploits the continuing crisis in Ukraine to advertise PCG's dogma that Putin is the "Prince of Rosh".

"Malema: We Will Shut Down Johannesburg" (iAfrica.com). Once again PCG's writers decide to condemn Julius Malema in South Africa and fear monger about him.

"Do Ebola-infected bats threaten the world?" (p. 9). Here the harrowing Ebola epidemic which has killed thousands is exploited to justify following PCG's restrictions on eating certain kinds of meat.

August 7. "Israel Calls for German Help in Solving Gaza Conflict" by Brad MacDonald. For many years PCG's writers have insisted that the State of Israel would somehow lose confidence in the United States and go to Germany to try and resolve problems with the Palestinians. This article continues that tradition of theirs.

"Israel Finds Unlikely Allies in Arab States" by Tyrel Schlote. If PCG's writers were really paying attention to what was actually happening in the Middle East they would not be surprised as many Arab governments are hostile and suspicious towards Hamas due to its Islamist nature.

"Are We on the Brink of Another War on Russia's Borders?" by Jeremiah Jacques. Here Jacques exploits deadly armed clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan to fear monger that the political situation is getting worse.

"Revival of a Soviet-era Song Contest" by Jeremiah Jacques. My word! PCG's writers even exploit something as mundane and harmless as a song contest to get their readers panicking about Russia.

"'Kill the Jews' in Canada" by Robert Morley. Here Morley exploits a brawl between pro-Palestinian protesters and pro-Israel protestors regarding the situation in Gaza to indulge in some all too familiar xenophobia.

Canada’s social experiment of importing millions of immigrants from nations whose cultures differ so dramatically from traditional Western heritage is backfiring—horribly.

How long before Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, ISIS, Tamil Tigers, Babbar Khalsa, Mojahedin-e-Khalq and other radical groups’ family members introduce jihad to Canada? Shiite versus Sunni; Arab versus Israeli; Ethiopian versus Somali; Croat versus Serb; Armenians versus Turks; Turks versus Kurds—how long of a list do you want?
August 15. "How Long Until the Euro Crisis Flares Up Again?" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits the continuing financial instability of the eurozone to fear monger that this crisis will finally create the European superpower Armstrongism has been preaching about since the 1930s.

Europe’s economy is awash with problems. So far, its leaders have responded to the euro crisis with temporary fixes, which have bought a few quiet months. ...

But the euro is still fundamentally flawed. A block of countries cannot successfully share a single currency in the long term without a single government. The euro was designed to force European nations to come together into a superstate. Economic crises will keep exploding until these nations are forced to unify under a single government.
"U.S. Returns to Iraq--Again" by David Vejil. Here Vejil comments on America launching air strikes against Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys.

"Riots--Coming to a City Near You" by Daryle Hochstetler. Just a few days earlier Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer. Instead of talking about the problem of racial discrimination against African Americans the tense situation was exploited by PCG's writers to absurdly fear monger that African Americans are on the verge of launching a violent rampage against whites.

Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson were reportedly on their way home, walking down the middle of Canfield Drive, when a police officer ordered them to walk on the sidewalk.

According to county Police Chief Jon Belmar, when the officer got out of his car, “Brown pushed the officer back into his car and ‘assaulted’ him in the vehicle.” One shot was fired in the car. The officer then got out of his car and fired at Brown, killing him in the street. Reports say Brown had his hands up, indicating he was unarmed, but was still shot. Many details of what led to the 18-year-old’s death are still unknown.

The community held a vigil for Brown Sunday afternoon, attracting large numbers of people.

Hours later, the looting started. With darkness descending, a QuikTrip convenience store was looted and set ablaze. The looting spread as multiple hundreds of people broke into stores, stealing merchandise, shattering windows and spraying graffiti. At least 15 stores were vandalized.

Eventually, armored police with batons and shields, accompanied by attack dogs, arrived to stop the chaos.

For three nights in a row, people continued to riot!
"Is America Embracing Socialism?" by Kiall Lorenz. What a leading question.

August 22. "Where the Vatican's Call for Military Intervention in Iraq is Headed" by Timothy Oostendarp. Here Oostendarp exploits the current crisis concerning Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys to insinuate that the final Pope will propel Europe to go to war against America.

"Syrian Chemical Weapons Destroyed: A Victory for America?" by Callum Wood. Here Wood insists on viewing President Obama forcing the murderer Assad to destroy vast stockpiles of chemical weapons as a sign of American failure.

"The Islamic State Threatens the United States--Again" by Anthony Chibarirwe. Here Chibarirwe comments on the execution of James Foley by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys.

August 29. "Putin Will Survive" by Jeremiah Jacques. Since Gerald Flurry proclaimed Putin to be the Prince of Rosh early in 2014 PCG's writers have been insisting that Putin will long survive.

"Iran Quietly Arming in the Strait of Hormuz" by Callum Wood. Imagine that! A nation trying to secure its borders just like any other nation. Yet PCG's writers would have us scared of such a thing.

"Pope Francis Is An Islamic State Target" (Huffington Post). It is unusual when PCG's writers quote a left wing news source such as the Huffington Post but it does happen from time to time.

"The U.S. Southern Border Crisis Prophesied" (Key of David). Here we see once again PCG's leaders exploiting anxiety regarding immigration issues to get more attention.

"Calif. Earthquake Self-Inflicted" by Daryle Hochstetler. PCG has long taught that California is cursed to endure natural disasters because Tkach's WCG is based in that State.

September 5. "Rotherham: The Town Where Gang Rape Is 'a Usual Part of Growing Up'" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer discusses the exposure of rampant rapes within Rotherdam. However this is not a sign that Britain will soon be conquered by a German-led superpower.

"Pool Party for Militants at U.S. Embassy in Libya" by Anthony Chibarirwe. The evacuation and subsequent seizure of the US Embassy in Tripoli has been used by PCG's writers to fear monger that America's standing among the international community is falling apart as "evidence" (if one may abuse the term) that America will soon be destroyed by Europe.

"The Return of Europe's Sleepwalkers" by Karl-Theodor zu Guttenburg (Wall Street Journal). PCG's leaders have long insinuated that Guttenburg will unite Europe into a military superpower which will destroy America and Britain.

"Asian Military Co-Operation on the Rise" by Jeremiah Jacques. Here Jacques fear mongers about close relations between Russia and China.

"Germany plans to train and arm the Kurds" (p. 6). Here Germany sending aid to Kurds fighting against Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys is exploited by PCG's writers as a sign that Germany is about to arise as an unstoppable military power.

"Nigeria: Boko Haram Declares Caliphate" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer discusses some declaration made by the infamous terrorist group, Boko Haram.

September 12. "The End of Britain Is Nigh" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits the campaign for an independent Scotland as a sign that Britain is falling apart.

The idea is that independence will turn Scotland into a socialist utopia. The country that gave the world Adam Smith wants to swap him for Karl Marx.

The “Yes” campaign’s argument is basically this: Those evil English won’t let Scotland have access to the magic money tree. Declare independence, and we can take as much money as we want and give it out to everyone.Insert “north sea oil” instead of “magic money tree” and that’s almost literally the “Yes” campaign’s argument—even to the point of inventing a conspiracy theory where the British government, oil companies and the Shetland Islanders have a secret oil field they won’t tell the Scots about. ...

Scotland may ultimately vote “No” on September 18, but that hate and division will remain—a sense of vision and purpose will not. With a “No” vote, Britain will narrowly avoid catastrophe, but these faults will remain.
"How Stable Is Nuclear Armed Pakistan?" by Jeremiah Jacques. Here Jacques exploits tensions within Pakistan to once again scare PCG members.

"Tough on the Islamic State? Iran Senses Weakness" (Commentary). The original name of this article is "Tough on ISIS? Iran Senses U.S. Weakness". PCG seems to prefer to call Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's armed lackeys as the "Islamic State". It is not good for PCG's writers to give those murderers this false sense of legitimacy. We should not meekly call them what they want to be called.

September 19. "Without Scotland There Is No Great Britain" by Brad MacDonald. Here MacDonald condemns the attempt to create an independent Scotland. Here is MacDonald imagining how a British man would have described himself and the British Empire back during the height of the British Empire.

He’d have told you that being British meant being Christian, or in the very least subscribing to Christian mores and values. Being British meant possessing a clear sense of right and wrong; it meant having a morality that was a function of Britain’s Judeo-Christian heritage. Being British meant loyalty to God, King and country. Being British meant being the world’s chief proprietor of the English language, of the rule of law and democracy.

One hundred years ago, being British meant being an enthusiastic and unapologetic child of a globe-girdling empire. This empire wasn’t perfect (what human empire is?), but it was far more benevolent than others and was a force for great good and civility in the world.
"September 11 in Benghazi, Libya" (The Trumpet Weekly). Despite numerous other deadly attacks targeted at US Embassies and Consulates over the years once again PCG's leaders try to use that murderous terrorist attack in Benghazi in 2012 to insinuate that America is weak and falling apart.

"German politics shaken by new right-wing party" (p. 7). PCG has long fear mongered that Germany would become a blood thirsty super power. This little article continues this tradition.

September 26. "Germany's Identity Crisis" by Brad MacDonald. Here MacDonald exploits debate in Germany regarding the decision for Germany to aid Kurds resisting Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys to insinuate that Germany will rise to power once America falls from its current powerful position.

"Al Qaeda Attempts to Seize Pakistani Frigate" by Daryle Hochstetler. Here Hochstetler exploits a armed clash in Pakistan to once again scare readers.

"Iran May Work with the U.S. Against Islamic State" by Anthony Chibarirwe. Here Chibarirwe fear mongers about Iran. Once again we see how PCG's writers call Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys what they want to be called. Why play into their hands in this way?

October 3. "Karl-Theodor zu Guttenburg: Positioned for a Comeback?" by Brad MacDonald. Here MacDonald once again tries to stir up fear that Guttenburg might be the European dictator who will destroy America. This post was discussed in a previous post.

"Syria Is Ready to Explode" by Anthony Chibarirwe. Here Chibarirwe discusses the decision to arm some of the Syrian rebels to fight against Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys.

"Islamic State Recruiting Young Teens" by Sam Livingston. Here Livingston discusses how authorities in Britain and Germany are trying to manage the problem of young people being recruited to fight for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's lackeys.

[Incorrectly observed Feast of Tabernacles break.]

October 24. "The British Constitution is a Mess--and It's About to Get Worse" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits political debate within Britain to fear monger that Britain is falling apart.

"Iran Strengthens Military Cooperation with Iraq" by Anthony Chibarirwe. Here Chibarirwe exploits co-operation between Iran and Iraq to fear monger about Iran.

"Immigrants Transform Society" by Kiall Lorenz. Here Lorenz fear mongers that too many immigrants in America and Britain do not speak English.

"The New Gender-Inclusive Schools" by Kiall Lorenz. Here Lorenz condemns a school in Nebraska for adopting somewhat unorthodox instructions to teachers regarding how to address students.

"Lesson from Atlantic City" by Sam Livingston. Here Livingston talks about gambling in Atlantic City and bemoans gambling as leading to Atlantic City's troubles.

October 31: "Opposition to the EU Reaches New Heights" by Richard Palmer. Here Palmer exploits the rise of the UK Independence Party to insinuate that Britain will soon leave the EU.

For whatever reason this issue only has one article written by one of PCG's writers.

November 7. "Is Republican Optimism Really Justified?" by Joel Hilliker. Here Hilliker discusses the Republican victory in the mid-term elections.

When it comes to politics PCG's leaders lean to the right. However because they teach that America will soon be conquered by a German led European superpower Hilliker dismissively says the Republicans have no hope of leading America out of its problems.

But it takes real naivety to expect solutionsto come out of these elections. ...

Set aside the fact that opposition to the president is not a solution. Disregard that Republicans have nothing approaching consensus on how to address the economic, domestic and international problems facing America.
And because PCG's leaders are right wing they tend to blame whatever problems America has on the Democratic Party's legislators and the Obama Administration as may be seen in the following words.

The real issue is this: We have no reason to expect this president to take any correction from these elections. This administration views virtually everything it has done over the last six years as a terrific success. ...

Rather than acknowledge failure and fire guilty officials, the administration has consistently deflected blame and doubled down.

Now, in light of tough Democratic election losses, why should anyone think it will be any different?
Hilliker then appears to discuss what a Congressman said to PCG's writers in a meeting the year before as noted in a previous post (See discussion regarding the November 9, 2013 issue of The Trumpet Weekly).

About a year ago, Oklahoma Congressman [X] participated in talks with the president on a the government shutdown. He told the Trumpetstaff that the two sides appeared close to an agreement. Rumors of a deal emerged. The stock market rose. However, the next day, immediately after the stock market closed for the holiday weekend, the White House said,All deals are off, I’m not going to negotiate on anything. My way or no way at all. [The Congressman] said, “All of us that were sitting there said, what was that? What just happened?”

“Speaker Boehner has told us over and over again, every negotiation he’s had with the president has been that way,” [the Congressman] said. “He’ll sit down one-on-one and talk through stuff, but within 24 hours, all the rules change ....”

The people who are optimistic, hoping the elections will “begin to save this country,” simply have no evidence to support their confidence. Frankly, they do not know who they are dealing with.
And who are the Republicans dealing with? Why "another Antiochus" just like Tkach and the future European dictator of course. At least that is what Gerald Flurry says.

Also maybe one reason why President Obama may have been annoyed at the Republican legislators in this instance is that it was the Republican legislators who decided to politicize the debt ceiling. Before Republican legislators decided to use the debt ceiling in this way raising the debt ceiling was a procedure as mundane as turning off the light switch when leaving the room. It had never been used to get the better of legislative rivals before. Maybe it was President Obama who could not understand why he had to deal with this issue because before raising the debt ceiling was a mundane procedure.

Now I have nothing personal against the Congressman mentioned here in regards to the politicization of the debt ceiling since I have no idea what role in this maneuver he had. But even if he thought it was a terrible idea and behind closed doors did all he could to persuade Republican legislators not to do this that still does not change the fact that it was Republican legislators who chose to politicize the debt ceiling. Politicizing the debt ceiling was a deliberate act, circumstances did not force them to do this.

"Why Boko Haram Won't #BringBackOurGirls" by Anthony Chibarirwe. Here Chibarirwe discusses a dreadfully venomous announcement by Boko Haram that the girls abducted from Chibok have been married off.

November 14. "A Third Intifada in Jerusalem--Happening Now?" by Daryle Hochstatler. Here Hochstatler exploits the tensions regarding Al Aqsa Mosque to fear monger that a third intifada may soon occur.

"Israel-Jordan Relations in Trouble" by Joel Hilliker. Here Hilliker also comments regarding the shooting and talks about Jordan's condemnation of Israel restricting access to Al Aqsa Mosque.

"Putin Says Nothing Was Wrong With the Stalin-Hit

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