This week on 'The Hal Lindsey Report'
On this week's edition of "The Hal Lindsey Report," I'll discuss Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's recent visit to the White House. Though everything seemed cordial on the surface, President Obama remains insistent on the creation of an independent Palestinian state before he'll press Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions. Prime Minister Netanyahu appears to be equally insistent that Iran must stop its nuclear enrichment before a Palestinian state can be created. After all, it would be suicidal for Israel to allow another terrorist state to be created in its heartland while Iran is still calling the shots with Hamas and Hizbollah. Now that makes sense to us, but the Bible says that nations and people will abandon common sense in the last days.
Mahmoud Abbas has just installed a new Fatah government in the West Bank. The problem is that it was never duly elected. It's serving by presidential decree. And Abbas has postponed the overdue presidential election for the forseeable future. However, Hamas is the duly elected government of Gaza, so Fatah's sham government has no control or influence in Gaza. Yet the Obama Administration insists on dealing with Mahmoud Abbas as if he were the authoritative figure in Palestinian politics. They can't deal with Hamas because it is internationally recognized and condemned as a terrorist organization. More importantly, Hamas insists that it will never recognize Israel's right to exist and will continue to work for its destruction. But President Obama ignores the fact that even if he strikes a deal with Abbas, it will have no traction in Gaza and much of the West Bank. So what's the point? And that's precisely Netanyahu's point!
At last. President Obama's master plan for saving the economy is finally becoming clear. He explained it all at a recent town hall meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Its brilliance is beyond my simple understanding, but I'm doing my best to keep up. In a nutshell: President Obama says that the rate of our current deficit spending is "unsustainable." He says that we can't keep borrowing from China because the interest we'll have to pay is "mortgaging our children's future." He even said that it will "have a dampening effect on our economy." I'm with him so far. Even with my limited expertise, I can understand that. Though his comments make me feel like he's scolding me for my part in borrowing all that money from China, it helps me to know that President Obama knows what he's talking about. He's running up a $1.84 trillion deficit this year alone, so he has firsthand knowledge about deficit spending. What I don't understand, though, is the solution he's proposing. At the meeting, he went on to say that his administration will tackle the problem by shoring up the entitlement programs of Social Security and Medicare, and to make sure he does the job right, he's throwing in a $1.6 trillion health care plan on top of everything else. I have to confess that I'm a little confused about how all of this is going to work, but I do have to admit one thing: he promised change. And this isn't small change!
Speaking of change. We've come a long way at "The Hal Lindsey Report." On this week's edition, we make our first use of "special effects." My report concerns that old science-fiction favorite "Star Trek" and the Bible prophecies regarding the Kings of the East and the King of the South. Being somewhat of an old Trekkie myself, I asked our production staff to arrange something special -- and they did. In fact, it was so quick and painless, that I'm thinking of having them beam me onto the set each week! Just think of how much gas and commute time I'll save. But don't blink, or you'll miss it!
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