Why we must discern
Sometimes the news events on the world stage seem unbelievable. The “Hands up, don’t shoot” slogan coming out of Ferguson, Mo., was a lie, as Eric Holder’s Justice Department finally admitted in its report. Yet, Holder himself, perpetrated the lie as he incited riots rather than calm. At the time, we had to know something was fishy. Same is true for the release of deserter Bowe Bergdahl, who the “president” traded for in releasing five high-level Taliban extremists. The “president” got his moment of empathy for bringing home an America boy, but in the process released dangerous terrorists. Now the truth is coming home to roost on both stories, further underscoring why discernment is essential.
Ahead of the announcement on whether to indict the police officer who shot Mike Brown of Ferguson, Mo, a group calling itself the “No Shoot Coalition” negotiated with police over the rules of engagement for the riots they planned following the announcement. In essence, this coalition of leftists that included the New Black Panther Party, Amnesty International, the ACLU, several unions, and communist party fronts, tried to tie the hands of police in protecting those citizens of Ferguson who would not participate in violent protests after the announcement. Attorney General Eric Holder inflamed these people with his remarks at the time, plying them with the “Hands up, don’t shoot” mantra. He knew all along what he was doing.
Relating to Bowe Bergdahl, the “president” broke longstanding policy and negotiated with Islamic terrorists. He gave up five of the most dangerous Taliban Commanders in US custody. They were key relationship builders between the Taliban, al Qaeda, and Iran. He likely broke the law. He sends a signal that the US will give in to terrorists who kidnap soldiers and citizens. It makes me wonder, and it should beg the question: Was there an alternative motive? This president is sympathetic to Islamic causes and has been cozy with the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies since his first foreign policy speech. A small price to pay to aid and comfort the enemy, while trying to convince citizens Bergdahl was legitimate.
Psalm 37:12 says, “The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes upon him with his teeth.” National Security Advisor, the infamous Susan Rice of the Benghazi catastrophe, said, “Sergeant Bergdahl wasn’t simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield.” If we are indeed at war with the Taliban and its accomplices, this president should be tried for treason. Is it not obvious what is going on here? Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Knowingly deceiving people to advance a political agenda has been going on for a long time. When something seems wrong, it probably is, especially when it is as outlandish as these two examples. But what of the ones that have enough truth to make a great lie? We must discern.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!