2-13-16: A New Cold War

Speaking of cold, I hail you from Ohio with a balmy 15 degrees as our high of today.    Yes, that’s dripping in sarcasm.   East of us will be getting record-breaking cold that makes this a cakewalk.  Be safe, everyone.


Re:  The Columbus Ohio Terrorist attack…yes, that’s what it is…that I mentioned in yesterday’s blog: https://banditzlayer.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/2-12-16-grab-bag/

Here is the short and sweet truth of it right here: http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/15023/Machete-attack-on-Israeli-restaurant-in-Ohio-suspected-terror


EDIT:  FEDS KNEW ABOUT HIM:  http://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/02/ohio-muslim-who-slashed-restaurant-patrons-with-machete-was-on-fbis-radar


Compare and contrast that to this filibustering and whiteashing from the AP out of the United States that ran syndicated in many newspapers this morning:

“COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — From the front door, the man with the machete didn’t have a straight path to people in the booths at the small suburban restaurant. He stepped by the welcoming greeting on the front glass, past the half-wall entryway divider and the display case of kataifi and other Mediterranean pastries.

Immediately, police said, he started swinging.

“There was no rhyme or reason as to who he was going after,” said Sgt. Rich Weiner, a Columbus police spokesman.    

By the time it was over, four adults were wounded and the attacker was dead, shot by police in a confrontation a few miles away.

Columbus police identified the attacker as 30-year-old Mohamed Barry. They didn’t give a hometown for him, and his background isn’t immediately clear.

It’s unclear what motivated the Thursday evening attack at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli. Columbus police confirmed they’re working with federal authorities on the investigation.

“Lone individual, machete, going into a public place, committing an assault on people that he apparently does not know,” Columbus Deputy Chief Michael Woods said. “Those are the things that give us concern and those are things we wanted to answer right away.”

Information connected to the registration of the suspect’s car triggered an alert that required contacting the local terrorism task force, including the FBI, Weiner said.

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said the man wasn’t known to police.

Owner Hany Baransi told The Columbus Dispatch he believes his restaurant was targeted because he is Israeli. But FBI Special Agent Rick Smith told the newspaper it’s too early in the investigation to jump to any conclusions.

Police credited the employees and patrons with acting quickly and observantly to fend off the man and help authorities catch him. Some threw chairs at the attacker, who’d been there about a half hour earlier but left after a conversation with an employee, and someone scuffled with the man before he fled in a car, Weiner said.

Minutes later, a 911 caller reported that he’d been hit by a car in the area and that “a long weapon flew up in the air after he hit us.”

Police said witnesses at the restaurant had great descriptions of the suspect’s vehicle and a bit of video that provided partial license plate information. That helped authorities track down and confront the man near the large Easton Town Center shopping complex. The suspect, who had the machete in one hand and a knife in the other, was fatally shot by police after officers unsuccessfully tried to use a stun gun to stop him and he lunged, Weiner said.

Police said a 54-year-old man hurt at the restaurant remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition Friday. Another man and woman, both 43, were in stable condition. The fourth victim, a 43-year-old man, had been treated and released.

Twelve hours after the attack, the police tape and cruisers were gone outside the closed restaurant in a small strip mall. Overturned dining chairs and dark-stained pieces of paper towels and cloth littered the floor.

Next to the door, under the glow of a neon sign advertising gyros, remained the printed sign with the Arabic greeting: “Ahlan Wa Sahlan.” Or, roughly, “You are welcome to our place.” “

This is the most ridiculous and gutless bunch of politically correct whitewashing I’ve seen yet.  Give me a break. Anyone with more than two brain cells knows exactly what happened here and thankfully we have other media outlets that have been reporting the truth about this instead of this fourth branch of the government nonsense from the AP.

A friend of mine from the Columbus area asked this:

“Did I miss Obama’s press conference on the machete attack in Columbus? Has the Israeli-Christian-American owner of the Nazareth restaurant been invited to the White House yet?”

Hell will freeze over first.




Not a surprise to me but apparently some others out there that King Abdullah of Jordan is throwing his two cents on how somehow a “two state solution” is going to take care of ISIS, bring about world peace, and solve all of the world’s problems.

Excuse me, Your Highness, but according to the treaties and conditions established back in the 1940s  YOUR country is supposed to be that Palestinian State. Why don’t you simply comply with those treaties? Why doesn’t the UN put pressure on Jordan to make this happen?

Like I don’t know.



The Russians are making it very clear that as far as they are concerned this is a new Cold War with at least the West and they really don’t care. They are going to do whatever they want.   Who is going to stop them?  Let’s get real here.

Putin has enjoyed some nice PR and spin in the media. A growing number of people are unwisely looking to him as kind of savior figure.  I fully realize that the USA can’t throw any stones here on meddling in other nations and all that goes with it but I really do think some more objectivity and clarity would go a long ways here.



If the Saudis militarily get involved in Syria, and all indicators are unfortunately leaning in that direction, then we’re going to the next level on this mess.




The Saudis sending troops and jets into Turkey is a clear indicator of intent to proceed with this insanity.
The Saudis linking with Erdogan in Turkey is a mind bender on several levels politically and religiously and this, too, suggests that are getting ready to get involved in Syria.

Turkey has been illegally involved in Northern Iraq and as I write this breaking news has them attacking Kurdish targets in Northern Syria.  This is a fluid and developing situation and the more big players get involved, the more disconcerting it gets.

Read Isaiah 17. It’s really all bets are off how that ends but I think its culmination has to be soon with all of these big players converging  on Syria.

The Saudis want Assad gone.  The Russians do not.      

I could have made this blog post today just that sentence and nothing else and let it speak volumes but where is the fun in that? 🙂

The Russians have obviously made it clear that they intend to do what it takes to aid his regime and keep him in power.

Attached to the Russians’ hip are the Iranians.  These are the Saudis’ arch rivals in the world of Islam.  The Saudis are Sunnis and the Iranians are Shi’ites.  Sunnis enjoy bigger numbers but what you have to look at here and how this might but hopefully doesn’t escalate is: Who is going to back up who?     Russia-Syria-Iran vs Saudis and their allies…USA even? I hope not… =   World War potential if people aren’t smart.   It just isn’t worth it.

I do continue to wonder if the Sunni vs Shi’ite differences are going to be resolved or something else happens to bring them together to go against Israel which is inevitable.

The Muslims are brutal to each other and always have been until the Jews blink on their map and then suddenly they all turn heads in concert as one and off they go.  We’ve seen that many times before and we will see it again soon.

In other words what I’m getting at is it will not take much to have a potential Psalm 83 war scenario take place, Ezekiel 38 eventually, several scenarios in Zechariah, and a whole slew other items like that.  We have several flashpoints potentially in play but the near future prominent one is definitely Syria.

Don’t forget the ever-growing ISIS wildcard. They are everywhere.


I’m a Star Trek fan so stories like these means something to me:


I’m saddened but not surprised that William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy had to fight Antisemitism and it was a catalyst that helped them bond a close friendship.  An interesting, sober, and timely read in any event.


Excellent read about free speech vs Islamic Law courtesy of Gates Online Institute which is a frequent stop of mine.


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