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The Clarion Project Newsletter for Monday, May 22, 2017


News Analysis

7 Moments from Trump’s Speech in Saudi ArabiaWas this Trump’s ‘Tear Down This Wall’ moment?Read More

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NBA Star Detained ‘for Political Views’Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is a vocal critic of Turkey’s President Erdogan.Read

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ISIS Conducting Chemical Weapons Tests on Live VictimsISIS is testing the weapons before launching them against the West.Read

Interview

Fired Student Journalist Andy Ngo Reveals Inside StoryStudent journalist Andy Ngo was fired after reporting on an interfaith event.Watch

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Did America Just Escalate Its Involvement in Syria?The U.S. just fired on Iranian-backed militias for the first time.Read

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We Remember American Victims of Radical IslamWhy Trump wants to crack down on the extremists.Watch

News Analysis

No-Go Zones For WomenTwo Paris neighborhoods have become virtual no-go zones for women.Read

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What Does Rouhani’s Reelection as Iran’s President Mean?Rouhani ran as a ‘moderate.’ Is there such a thing in Iranian politics?Learn More

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Egypt Charges ISIS Suspects With Church Bombings48 people have been referred to military tribunal.Read

Readers Write
Fired Student Journalist Andy Ngo Reveals Inside Story

“I hope he is suing them.”
-P.O.
Erdogan Thugs Attack Turkish Minority Protesters in DC

“Trump entertaining a monster turkey?? Should be done on Thanksgiving Day!”
-W.H.

China and Russia Caught Tailing U.S. Navy Near North Korea as Tensions Mount


waving flagdisclaimerReported By Andrew West |  April 17, 2017

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The intensity of the North Korean situation has once again found a way to reinvent itself now that the USS Carl Vinson is making strategic moves in the area.

The nuclear powered aircraft carrier was first dispatched to the area over a week ago in an effort to keep tabs on North Korean leader and international maniac Kim Jong Un, given his latest threats toward the west and her allies.  Japan was quick to respond with Naval vessels of their own, working in support of the USS Carl Vinson and her accompanying ships.

Now, two more nations have decided to dispatch pieces of their armadas to the area, but these are not necessarily there to keep an eye on North Korea.  Rather, they are poised to gather intelligence about what exactly the USS Carl Vinson is up to.

“China and Russia have dispatched intelligence-gathering vessels from their navies to chase the USS Carl Vinson nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which is heading toward waters near the Korean Peninsula, multiple sources of the Japanese government revealed to The Yomiuri Shimbun.

“It appears that both countries aim to probe the movements of the United States, which is showing a stance of not excluding military action against North Korea. The Self-Defense Forces are strengthening warning and surveillance activities in the waters and airspace around the area, according to the sources.

“The aircraft carrier strike group, composed of the Carl Vinson at its core with guided-missile destroyers and other vessels, is understood to be around the East China Sea and heading north toward waters near the Korean Peninsula.

“China and Russia, which prioritize stability in the Korean Peninsula, showed concern over the tough U.S. stance, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov saying the issue should be resolved peacefully through political and diplomatic efforts.”

These vessels suddenly being dispatched to the vicinity of the Carl Vinson and her fellow ships appears to be a not-so-subtle warning to President Donald Trump, who has yet to completely rule out the use of military force should North Korea ramp up their aggressive behavior.  China has previously attempted to coerce Kim Jong Un and company to discontinue their poking and prodding ways through the use of tough international sanctions on North Korean coal – one of the secretive nation’s only sources of international income.

Russia, meanwhile, has been attempting to keep a tight leash on the United States after an airstrike against Bashar al-Assad in Syria irked the Russian military.  The response from the Kremlin was swift and stern, stating that any further provocation in Syria could lead to military action against the U.S.trump unlocks military

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrew West

Andrew West is a Georgia-based political enthusiast and lover of liberty. When not writing, you can find Mr. West home brewing his own craft beer, perfecting his home-made hot sauce recipes, or playing guitar.

The Kingdom of God Is Our Hope and Our Confidence. At a time that politics, governments, and human leaders fail us, the Lord does not — even in a ‘post-Christian world’


waving flagReported by Ryan Day | Updated 11 Apr 2017 at 7:46 AM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.lifezette.com/faithzette/the-kingdom-god-our-hope-our-confidence/

As a husband, father, college president, and national ministry leader, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols is continually surveying the cultural landscape and helping people make sense of what they see. He is a trusted Christian thinker who knows how to bridge the gap between history and current culture — with the Bible always at the center.

In 2014, Dr. Nichols became the president of Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida, where he also holds a post as chief academic officer and teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries. He earned his Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary and was for many years the research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Nichols’ latest book, “A Time for Confidence: Trusting God in a Post-Christian Society,” is being heralded as a book that can give faithful believers a tremendous boost of hope in difficult times. Dr. Nichols talked with LifeZette about his book — and where we can find confidence when politics, governments, and human leaders fail us.

Question: Over the years, you have been a prolific author, writing or contributing to more than 20 books on church history, biblical doctrine, and practical theology. What makes your new book special — and why was this the right time to write it?

Answer:  Most of my previous books have dealt with church history, bringing the stories of the past to bear upon being disciples of Christ in this present day. This book flips the script. The focus is primarily on being a disciple while pulling in the wisdom of the past, and especially looking to the wisdom from the sole source of absolute truth, God’s word.

Q: The subtitle of your book states that we’re living in a “post-Christian” society. What do you mean by that?

A: We are living in a time of significant cultural change. The rapidity of change can leave us feeling as if the ground beneath our feet is shifting. Much of the change has to do with an outright hostility toward the Bible and toward traditional Christian beliefs. We are in the era of the “post,” which includes the post-Christian.

Q: Many people today, including many Christians, are very nervous about the current culture of America. Foundational realities like marriage, the family, even gender are being questioned and radically re-defined. Politics and government often come up short as well. Why it is so important that we trust God during these troubling times?

A: During these times of change, it’s easy to go in one of two wrong directions. We can either hide out in a cave and simply wait until Christ comes back. Or we can compromise our convictions in order to get along with culture. In this book, I point us in a different direction from these two options. I point us directly to God and to the sure foundation of his word.

Q: What does it mean to be confident in Christ? How does knowing Him give us confidence for today?

A: We see this in Paul and from the apostles in the first century. They were facing down Rome and the powerful Caesars. This was a culture that valued power and strength. And in this very culture, Paul and Peter and John remind us of our savior, Christ, who was crucified on the cross. The cross was a symbol of shame; the cross was a symbol of weakness. Yet the cross is the center of the Christian message. Paul also tells us that it is in our weakness that God’s strength is made perfect. Christ was crucified on the cross, but his kingdom is forever. Caesar’s kingdom has long passed away. That is a basis of confidence.

Q: In addition to your responsibilities at Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Bible College, you also host the “5 Minutes in Church History” podcast. Can you think of another time in history that the world was really shaking — but God and the gospel brought people hope?

A: One moment in church history that has striking parallels to our day is around the year 420 and the fall of Rome. There were those who thought the church entirely depended on Rome. When they saw Rome falling, all they could do was despair, lament, and hide out in a cave. Others, like Augustine, knew better. In his book, “The City of God,” Augustine reminds us that empires come and go. There’s only one thing that endures and remains, and that is the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is our hope and our confidence.

Q: What is the most encouraging or enriching thing you learned while writing this book?

A: I learned how encouraging the word of God is given our present struggles and challenges. When you look to the prophets of the Old Testament or to the apostles of the New Testament, you see them facing severe and significant challenges. Yet they remained committed to following God’s word, and they remained hopeful that God’s word will come to pass. God’s word abides. It is always authoritative, and it is always sufficient for the challenges at hand.

Pastor Ryan Day is senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, where he has served for 17 years. He is a regular contributor to LifeZette.

White House: Russia trying to ‘cover up’ gas attack


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White House: Russia trying to 'cover up' gas attack
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The White House on Tuesday released an intelligence assessment saying it is “confident” that Syrian President Bashar Assad used sarin gas in a chemical attack on his people earlier this month. The four-page, declassified report is meant to push back on what it called Russian efforts to spread “disinformation” about the origins of the attack in order to cover up the involvement of Assad, Moscow’s closest ally in the region. 

 
“It’s clear the Russians are trying to cover up what happened there,” a senior White House official said.
 
The White House did not say whether it believes Russia had prior knowledge of the chemical strike, yet questioned how its government could have not known.
 
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“How is it possible that their forces were co-located with the Syrian forces that planned, prepared and carried out this chemical weapons attack at the same installation and did not have foreknowledge?” another senior White House official told reporters. 

 
The April 4 attack in a rebel-held area of Syria killed close to 90 people, including dozens of children, and prompted President Trump to retaliate by launching cruise missies at the base where the attack originated. 
 
The report offered up evidence to rebut claims from Russians and others that deaths were the result of a government strike on an opposition weapons depot containing chemical weapons, that the chemical weapons attack was carried out by a terrorist group, such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or that the attack was faked. 
 
It says “physiological” evidence collected from victims showed “symptoms consistent with sarin exposure,” including frothing at the mouth and twitching. Responders also suffered symptoms from sarin exposure. 
 
The White House says evidence of the chemical attack began to surface on social media a 6:55 a.m., while Moscow said the attack occurred around midday. 
 
“The absolute mass of data we have … it’s just too massive for really any intelligence organization to fabricate in that short of period of time,” another White House official said. “That’s just not a feasible explanation.”
 
White House officials said that the Syrian regime had motivation to attack the rebel-held area with chemical weapons, using them as a force multiplier because of its lack of manpower in the specific region.
 
The incident has sparked a major diplomatic confrontation between the U.S. and Russia. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Moscow Tuesday but will not meet with President Vladimir Putin. Putin, in turn, has suggested the U.S. plans to stage a chemical weapons attack in Syria and blame it on Assad. 
 
“We have information that a similar provocation is being prepared … in other parts of Syria including in the southern Damascus suburbs where they are planning to again plant some substance and accuse the Syria authorities of using [chemical weapons],” Putin said in Moscow. marxist propagandist
Some have also questioned whether Assad was behind the attack, including Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


Monday, March 27, 2017

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• Democrats Force Delay on Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS Confirmation Vote, Plan Filibuster on Senate Floor
• Trump Blasts Republicans Who Voted Against Defunding Planned Parenthood, “They Saved Planned Parenthood”
• Newborn Baby Girl Rescued After She Was Buried Alive by Her Parents Who Wanted a Boy
• 3-Month-Old Unborn Baby Found Buried in the Mud

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• Baby’s Birth at the Legal Abortion Limit Should Change The Abortion Debate
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• Utah Gov Signs Bill to Save Babies From the Abortion Pill After It Has Already Started
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• Minnesota Pro-Abortion Legislator Tim Walz Launches Campaign for Governor
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Democrats Force Delay on Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS Confirmation Vote, Plan Filibuster on Senate Floor
Senate Democrats have forced a delay on the committee vote for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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Trump Blasts Republicans Who Voted Against Defunding Planned Parenthood, “They Saved Planned Parenthood”
President Donald Trump is blasting those Republicans who voted on Friday against the measure to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal portions of Obamacare.

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Newborn Baby Girl Rescued After She Was Buried Alive by Her Parents Who Wanted a Boy
President Donald Trump is pushing the bill to defund Planned Parenthood today saying that funding for the abortion business will continue if opponents of the measure stop it.

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3-Month-Old Unborn Baby Found Buried in the Mud
Authorities are investigating what happened to a very premature baby whose body was found buried in the mud recently in South Delhi, India.

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Baby’s Birth at the Legal Abortion Limit Should Change The Abortion Debate
When Peyton Keir was born 16 weeks early last July, doctors warned her parents that she may not survive.

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Court Stops Woman From Aborting Her 27-Week-Old Unborn Baby Who May be Disabled
The Supreme Court of India rejected on Monday a woman’s request for permission to abort her late-term unborn baby because of physical abnormalities.

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This Conservative Was Banned After She Promoted Abortion and Trashed Pro-Lifers as “Hypocrites”
Popular conservative commentator Tomi Lahren reportedly is gone from The Blaze after she spoke up in support of abortion earlier this month.

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Utah Gov Signs Bill to Save Babies From the Abortion Pill After It Has Already Started
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law on Saturday that will require abortion clinics to tell women about an abortion pill reversal process that potentially could save their baby’s life.

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Minnesota Pro-Abortion Legislator Tim Walz Launches Campaign for Governor

Kansas House Committee Passes Pro-Life Simon’s Law to Protect Babies From DNR Orders

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BOOM: Kimberly Guilfoyle Exposes WHY, Snowflake Obama, HATES Fox News


waving flagPublished on December 7, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2016/12/boom-kimberly-guilfoyle-exposes-snowflake-obama-hates-fox-news/

Hint: it has something to do with why the MSM is crying about ‘fake news’ right now.

Kimberly Guilfoyle has an explanation for why Obama hates Fox News. And if the media cares to hear her, they might actually correct the problem for why only about 25% of people trust Journalists.

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(That’s last year’s figure. After CNN had to apologize for bogus stories, and after EVERYONE had to walk back predictions of a Hillary landslide, that number may be lower still.)

Kim NAILED it.

Obama came in as a ‘Messiah’. He promised that with his election, generations would look back and say that this was the moment that ‘the rise of the oceans began to slow, and the planet began to heal’

The mainstream media obviously bought into his Messiah complex. The Right did not. And Obama has not forgiven us… or Fox News… for being critical of his Presidency.

Sorry, Obama… we are a Free People. We owe you no free pass. Any more than your side (or even our side) owes one to Trump.

But we wonder… if a REPUBLICAN (or even a white Democrat) President had made the choices Obama has while in office, if they would the Democratic ‘legacy media’ have cheered him on so politely? Or would they have hammered him on terror attacks on domestic soil… on giving ground to the Russians… for setting a new benchmark for number of days a President was at war. ould we have had the daily updates on how many soldiers have come home draped in a flag? Would they have been so polite about the race riots tearing up American cities?

No… this is the difference between how our ‘objective’ media reports the news when Democrats are in power as compared to when Republicans in power.

No wonder so many of them wept when they learned they did not have four years of kissing another Clinton’s ass to look forward to.

Most of us trust ‘the news’ about as much as we’d trust a kissing booth during an Ebola outbreak.

EXCLUSIVE: Venezuelan Diplomat Joins Chicago Communists Plotting Trump Resistance


waving flagAuthored by Michael Volpe, Contributor / 11/17/2016

URL of the original posting site:  http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/17/venezuelan-diplomat-joins-chicago-communists-plotting-trump-resistance/#ixzz4QPg7Ym3K

A Marxist, a Venezuelan diplomat and an illegal alien headlined a meeting of organizers of the Trump resistance as they announced their plan to shut down Chicago on Saturday and Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day.

Chicago ANSWER meeting (Photo credit: Michael Volpe/The Daily Caller)

Chicago ANSWER meeting (Photo credit: Michael Volpe/The Daily Caller)

The Chicago branch of Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) met in Chicago’s northwest side neighborhood of Albany Park to plot their next move in their resistance of the Trump presidency. Chicago ANSWER was one of the radical leftist groups that helped to organize anti-Trump protests when his campaign tried to hold a rally in March; that rally was canceled after protesters clashed with attendees. As TheDC reported last week, the group is responsible for organizing rallies in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Albuquerque.

Since holding those rallies, the group has announced “mass marches” on Inauguration Day in Washington and another one in Chicago on Saturday; the group hopes to “shut the streets down” at both rallies.mob-rule-tyranny

On Nov. 15, the group held a meeting to plot its next move in its ongoing resistance of the Trump in a space normally operated by the Mexican Solidarity Network, a less well-known group in the mold of La Raza.

CHICAGO ANSWER organizers, Stephanie and Mika, co-chaired the evening and Mika said he was also an organizer with the Party for Socialist and Liberation, a radical Marxist group and a frequent partner of ANSWER.

Mika fired up the crowd.

“What do want?” he yelled at the crowd.

“Justice,” the crowd roared back.

“When do we want it,” he screamed again.

“Now,” the crowd roared even louder.

“People can and must be organized in a deepening resistance,” Stephanie said. “As united as possible, as militant as possible.” She also said she was willing to “work with anyone to resist this administration.”Partyof Deceit Spin and Lies

Stephanie said Hillary Clinton used “sexist fear” to get elected but was still “fighting the right wing by any means necessary.”Leftist Propagandist

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza is the Counsel General for the Venezuelan consulate in Chicago and while the rest of the speakers accused Trump of the normal litany of grievances — that he’s a racist, homophobe, misogynist and charlatan — Rodriguez said his diplomatic position forbade him from weighing in on Trump.

“Because of my diplomatic position, I’m going to be very careful about what I’m going to say tonight,” Rodriguez-Espinoza said.

“Before I was the Counsel General in Chicago, I was a regular citizen in Venezuela just like you, in 2002, was moved in my basement because of the attack against Hugo Chavez. Because of that I started getting involved in politics.” Rodriguez-Espinoza said he became a supporter of Chavez after that.

Photo credit: Michael Volpe

Photo credit: Michael Volpe

Rodriquez-Espinoza also claimed the current economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is over-blown. “All the humanitarian crisis that you hear in the media most of that is an exaggeration. The only crisis we face is destabilization in Venezuelan oil. I’m not saying everything is perfect; I’m just saying it’s overmagnified because it’s in the interest of the most powerful countries in the world to get rid of the progressive government in Venezuela.”Leftist Propagandist

According to a June Guardian story, Venezuela has an economic crisis where Gross Domestic Product is contracting by 8 percent, unemployment was at 17 percent, and the inflation rate was at 482 percent.

“When I came to the United States I adopted this country as my only home. I was so little,” Said Holly, a Morton College — a community college in the south suburbs —student who said she was part of Obama’s executive amnesty program the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA). “My children they’re all scared thinking they’ll go back to Mexico even though they are citizens. The only thing I can tell them is nothing is going to happen, but inside I have that fear. I don’t know what he (Trump) can do to me since I’m in the DACA program.”

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The “mass march” on Saturday is scheduled for 12 p.m. local time in downtown Chicago in front of the Federal Plaza.

No location has been determined yet for the “mass march” on inauguration day.

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