God told the Israelites to take the land he had promised and to not make any deals with the inhabitants but to utterly destroy them. The United States has (to my knowledge anyway) received a command from God to Take over the world or even a single other country. The American people are not a chosen people or even as our president seems to think the nation that is to bring "democracy" to the world whether it wants it or not. We have no God given right to demand that any other nation do anything, except leave us alone in peace.
It seems to me that indeed sanctions are an act of war. Sanctions used as a means of causing another nation to suffer in hopes of coercing them to submit to your will. You certainly not want to cause a friend to suffer, but you might want an enemy to suffer. Sanctions used as are used as a mean to gain submission short of a military war. This is just my opinion. You might call it a Cold War that can lead up to a hot war. Just my opinion, so it may not be worth the box I typed it into.
Oh, I don't think we ought to let the goings-on of the world get us down (they don't get me down). It's just that I think we ought to not let things sneak up on us and surprise us when we can help it. Watch!
There is a war of succession going on in Ukraine. The U.S. is sending a battalion from the Army to train Ukrainian troops in the arts of war. http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/gov/4915002251.html Putting the pieces together it would appear that the U.S. Army are not going to be the only troops going to Ukraine. It appears that the U.S Marine Corp will soon be on it's way also. Plans and more plans that you and I don't get told about until it happens. It's that same old slippery slope that the "smart people" just can't seem to stay off of.
He is a U.S. citizen, I would think he has the right to propose and attempt to get backers for any bill he felt was in his constituents best interest. Sometimes it is necessary to rock the boat and make waves. It is what a good citizen must do when surrounded by those who have forgotten whom they serve. A congressman making waves should pose no danger to his fellow congressmen since most are all wet anyway.
Why do our politicians keep raising their wages and never cutting them? I don't suppose there are any examples of politicians doing such a thing. Oh, wait a minute. What's this. It can't be. http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/04/4070
Well, I suppose I should be kicked out of this forum because I think America is run by a bunch of oligarchs, who if they have there way will have all of us in a state of near poverty with just enough to eat to keep us working for slave wages. However I do not think that the United States is the only country with this problem. With globalism it is a worldwide problem. You can go back to the post about the 80 people who control half or more of all the earths money and see what the situation is. I am a born again Christian who loves the Lord and His people. I some of the things I know to be facts irritate some to the point that it brings out a hateful spirit then maybe I should be kicked out. I am not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I know when I am not welcome.
Tweet verb \ˈbles\ : to make (something or someone) holy by saying a special prayer : to ask God to care for and protect (someone or something) : to provide (a person, place, etc.) with something good or desirable One of our all-time favorite lists: 10 Charming Words for Nasty People » blessed \ˈblest\ also blest \ˈblest\ bless·ing Full Definition of BLESS transitive verb 1 : to hallow or consecrate by religious rite or word 2 : to hallow with the sign of the cross 3 : to invoke divine care for <bless your heart> —used in the phrase bless you to wish good health especially to one who has just sneezed 4 a : praise, glorify <bless his holy name> b : to speak well of : approve 5 : to confer prosperity or happiness upon 6 archaic : protect, preserve 7 : endow, favor <blessed with athletic ability> See bless defined for English-language learners See bless defined for kids Examples of BLESS The priest blessed their marriage at the wedding. The water for the baptism has been blessed. The priest blessed the baby I held in my arms. Origin of BLESS Middle English, from Old English blētsian, from blōd blood; from the use of blood in consecration First Known Use: before 12th century Related to BLESS Synonyms consecrate, hallow, sacralize, sanctify Antonyms deconsecrate, desacralize, desanctify
Now with all that out of the way: I hear the phrase "bless Israel" all the time am I am not sure of what that means in the real world. What does one do to "bless" Israel, in the context of the meaning of bless?