“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says Yahweh Sabaoth. (Zechariah 4: 6)
Reactions to President Trump’s U.N. Speech
Reactions to President Trump’s U.N. speech are revealing. Below are 5 examples for you to consider:
Example 1—The Algemeiner: In First UN General Assembly Address, Trump Slams ‘Murderous Regime’ in Iran, Casts Further Doubt on JCPOA:
US President Donald Trump used the occasion of his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly to announce a profound shift in American foreign policy — most notably on Iran, which once against finds itself cast as a rogue nation, following the relative honeymoon years of President Barack Obama’s two terms in the White House.
Trump slammed the Islamic Republic, declaring that it was “past time to confront” the “murderous regime” in Tehran, and making clear his deep distaste for the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “[W]e cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program,” Trump said.
Iran’s leaders spoke “openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room,” the president noted. Iran stood “in stark contrast to the recent commitments of many of its neighbors to fight terrorism and halt its financing.” Trump accused the Iranian government of “masking a corrupt dictatorship under the guise of a democracy,” condemning Tehran for using “its oil profits…to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors,” alongside its backing for the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad in Syria — decried by Trump as a “criminal regime” that had used illegal chemical weapons against its own civilians, adults and children alike.
Example 2—The Washington Post: Jitters and surprise in South Korea and Japan over Trump’s speech to the UN:
The United States’ closest allies in Asia seemed blindsided by President Trump’s latest outburst against North Korea, in which he threatened not just to act against Kim Jong Un’s regime, but also to destroy an entire country of 25 million people.
In his maiden speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump derided Kim as “Rocket Man” and said the United States would “totally destroy North Korea” if needed to protect its allies.
Those allies, Japan and South Korea, were silent on Trump’s threat to bring war to their neighborhood, while China and Russia both warned that Trump risked fueling tensions.
China’s nationalist Global Times newspaper ran a cartoon captioned “Bully pulpit” showing Trump holding a megaphone, shouting “America First,” while the state-owned China Daily newspaper said Trump’s speech was “full of sound and fury.”
Example 3—The Washington Post: Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him ‘Hitler’:
President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore “democracy and political freedoms” in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back by calling the U.S. president “the new Hitler” of international politics. He also accused Trump of threatening to assassinate him, even though Trump did no such thing.
Trump threatened to build upon sweeping economic sanctions that the U.S. slapped on Venezuela last month if Maduro “persists on a path to impose authoritarian rule.”
But he did not repeat an earlier threat to consider military options to pressure Venezuela, a day after dining with the leaders of four Latin American countries who made clear they would not support such action.
Example 4—Reuters: Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela soon:
President Donald Trump said on Monday he wanted democracy restored soon in Venezuela and warned that the United States might take additional measures to apply pressure on the oil-producing nation.
At a dinner with Latin American leaders on the fringes of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump said the Venezuelan people were starving and their country, once one of the wealthiest, was collapsing.
Brazilian President Michel Temer told reporters afterwards that all present at the dinner agreed on the need to ramp up international pressure on the Socialist government of President Nicolás Maduro but without intervening directly in Venezuela.
The United States has applied financial sanctions against Venezuela, the supplier of 10 percent of the oil it consumes, and Trump said his government is prepared to take additional steps if Maduro continues on a path to authoritarian rule.
Example 5—The Washington Post: Would Trump attack North Korea? Here’s what we learned from his ‘Rocket Man’ speech at the UN:
Donald Trump devoted a significant portion of his U.N. General Assembly remarks to North Korea’s nuclear and missile developments. Here are four things he told us (and didn’t).
1) The Trump administration really wants us to know that it does not believe North Korea can be deterred.
In recent weeks, top administration officials have suggested that they are not sure if North Korea is rational or deterrable. The link between these two concepts is important. If a leader is rational, he is capable of acting in his own self-interest. By extension, that leader is therefore deterrable, or responsive to coercive threats that instruct him not to take dangerous actions, or face punishment.
Earlier this month, it was primarily National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster suggesting that North Korea might not be deterrable, but Trump effectively parroted that view in his U.N. speech. By declaring that “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission,” he indicated his belief that Kim Jong Un was unable to act in his own self-interest and is hell-bent on his own destruction.
The World is a Dangerous Place
The world is a dangerous place. It’s far more dangerous today than it was in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected president.
Obama’s apology tour set the course for his administration, unleashed evil forces all over the world, and gave rise to ISIS. His numerous redlines in Syria that were completely ignored, his deal with Iran that threatens to engulf the world in nuclear war, and his mishandling of Russia and North Korea are problems that reverberate around the globe.
Thanks to Obama, President Trump has his work cut out for him. Nothing will be easy because the oxen being gored are loud and vicious, and they have friends in the Western media, especially the establishment media in the U.S. that has dedicated itself to President Trump’s destruction.
Thankfully, the president is determined to do what he told the American people he would do. Despite the barrage of criticism leveled against every move he makes, he will stay the course. That’s becoming obvious.
I think it’s too late to prevent a major global conflagration, but President Trump is doing his part to put our nation on the right path going forward. I am praying for his success, but I am preparing for what I believe is an inevitable war.
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s U.N. Speech
Below is Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before the U.N. on Tuesday. It’s worth watching:
Although I liked the prime minister’s speech, I was disappointed with one thing he didn’t say but should have said.
Toward the end of his speech when he was addressing the Iran problem, he said that Israel has “conviction” in dealing with her enemies among Iran’s leaders in the Shia Muslim dictatorship. He implied that Israel’s “conviction” was enough to win in the end.
That’s wrong. Conviction, no matter how sincere and determined it is, cannot protect Israel.
Israel needs to demonstrate faith in Yahweh, the same kind of faith that Abraham had. I call it the faith of Abraham, and it’s required. Conviction is not required unless it’s conviction that’s based on faith in Yahweh.
Yahweh is Israel’s Protector. It’s time for Israeli leaders to tell the whole world the truth. Yahweh made promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel that will not fail. He will never renege on those promises. That’s why Israel exists today, and that’s why Israel thrives.
Without Yahweh, Israel has no support. All the conviction in the world will not save Israel without Him. That fact will become crystal clear soon enough.
Yahweh wants Israel’s leaders to tell the world about Him by Name. The sages were wrong. Yahweh never intended for them to hide His Name and to refrain from speaking it as a show of respect.
Since Yahweh commanded us to tell the world about Him by Name, not doing it is sinful.
“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)
See “His Name is Yahweh”.