Friday, April 26, 2013

The Four Horsemen by Mike Evans

Almost a year has passed since terrorists from Iran set off a high-altitude nuclear explosion that destroyed the U.S. power grid, sending the eastern half of the country into darkness and chaos.  Since then, America has rediscovered its strength in agriculture and President Hedges has vowed to make it the centerpiece of the nation's economy. But across the globe, forces are gathering that threaten to undo America's fragile recovery. German chancellor Josef Mueller, under the sway of a pagan priest, is embroiled in a plot to control Middle Eastern oil reserves. With it, he hopes to dominate the world. And in Iran, a power shift has placed yet one more Islamic cleric in charge of the government, only this one has nuclear weapons at his disposal.

When China and Russia realize Germany's ultimate goal, they mobilize their armies for a bid to occupy the Middle East, while Iran readies a strike that will once again turn the world order upside down.  David Hoag, a CIA analyst, sees trouble brewing but can he convince the President to avoid the conflict, or will this be the final war everyone has feared?  This is the third book in a trilogy written by Mike Evans.  The Four Horsemen by Mike Evans is now available at Time Worthy Books.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Pathology of Evil

The pathology of evil that crucified Christ two thousand years ago has mutated and taken a different seductive form in every generation. Since the attack on the World Trade Center complex in 2001, the evil of terrorism has lurked around every corner, under every rock, and behind every closed door.

Before 9/11, I pleaded with US leaders in high places to protect the World Trade Center. Why? I had been convinced for decades that it would be the target of the first attack on our soil. It wasn’t my analysis, but that of Isser Harel, head of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence organization. We had dinner on September 12, 1979, and I asked him if terrorism would ever come to America. He replied that it would, and the target would be America’s tallest building. The failed attempt in 1993 to bring the towers down was a fulfillment of Harel’s prophecy. Since then, I have held numerous meetings with both US and Israeli leaders about the strategies terrorists use to achieve maximum damage, and what can be done to thwart such attacks.

Evil had mutated, and because of that mutation, the unthinkable happened again on Monday, April 15, when one or more terrorists struck at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It seems an unlikely target, and yet it did exactly what the perpetrator designed it to do: Kill the innocent, wreak havoc, and spread fear. Mission accomplished.

Now, law enforcement—FBI, ATF, Homeland Security—has been left with the task of trying to put the pieces together to determine who left at least two explosive devices planted at the finish line of the event.
Was it domestic terrorism? Was it international terrorism? Was it North Korea whose leader promised some kind of attack? Was it, as former CIA director James Woolsey told me in an interview several years ago, an Iranian-trained Hezbollah cell operating in the United States?

It has long been known that terrorists are crossing the border into the United States from Mexico and Canada, from where the 9/11 terrorists in large numbers entered the US. They seek only to inflict pain and retribution on “The Great Satan.”

On Tuesday, even President Obama used the “t” word when he said, “This was a heinous and cowardly act, and, given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism. And anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. What we don’t know yet is who carried out this attack—or why—whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization—foreign or domestic—or was the act of a malevolent individual.”

The FBI’s Boston Field Office Special Agent-in-Charge Richard DesLauriers vowed that investigators would go to the ends of the earth if necessary to find the individual or individuals responsible for the explosions in Boston. While no one has taken direct responsibility for Monday’s assault, the Pakistani Taliban was quick to deny any role in the bombings.

Of course, what we do know is that Iran has threatened that if the US continues to put pressure via sanctions and threats of an attack on its nuclear facilities, it would launch a wave of suicide bombers into the US. There is always the slim possibility there is a connection between Iran and one or more of its proxies and the heinous attack in Boston.

What terrorists of any ilk do not seem to comprehend is that while the act of terrorism struck fear in the hearts of some, others responded not by running away from the scene, but by running into the midst of the horror to help the wounded and dying. While evil may mutate and replicate, humanity multiplies and responds with heroic compassion.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Could Iran Buy Nukes From ... North Korea?

 I have just received what is frankly a terrifying update on the Iranian nuclear threat to Israel, and I had to share it with you immediately as a matter of urgent prayer.

The Obama Administration has been pushing the notion that there is still plenty of time to stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon. This was the focus of much of the president’s meeting with my dear friend Prime Minister Netanyahu on Mr. Obama’s visit to Israel.

However, there is another Iranian nuclear option that could give the mullahs of Tehran atomic weapons not in months or years, but in just a few hours!

Most of Iran’s missile technology is based on the work done by China and North Korea. With the escalating crisis in Korea and the world boycott, a few analysts are studying the possibility of Iran buying already completed nuclear weapons from North Korea that would fit on Iran’s existing missiles and be ready for use immediately.

It is impossible to overstate how serious this threat is. When North Korea successfully conducted its third nuclear test a few weeks ago, top Iranian nuclear scientists were present as observers.

Iran has billions in oil wealth, and North Korea desperately needs the money to feed its starving people and build up its military forces.

The warheads could be placed on a cargo plane and flown to Iran in a matter of hours. Once there, they could quickly be assembled and Iran would have ready-to-use nuclear weapons. This is a match made in hell, and it poses a danger to Israel that is being completely overlooked by most of the world.

Today I am asking you to pray urgently and fervently for the peace of Jerusalem and the protection of Israel. The world may be complacent about this danger, but we cannot afford to be.

Visit the Jerusalem Prayer Team Prayer Wall to pray for peace of Jerusalem.

And I am asking for your generous financial help to support the Jerusalem Prayer Team as we stand with the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

We are working on the creation of the Righteous Gentiles Heritage Center, and it is a massive undertaking. The amount of computer programming and production work required to make this an interactive, life-changing experience rather than just another museum is staggering. We are working with one the leading high-tech companies in the entire world that specializes in creating this kind of dynamic exhibition.

But this investment is worth making because of the importance of sharing the message of Christian love with the Jewish people. It is a tragedy that while we as Believers have been thrilled to hear these stories, almost no one in the nation of Israel knows them. As a result of the long history of persecution and murder carried out by people who claimed to be acting in the name of Christ, the Jewish people often think of Christianity as a religion that is hostile to their people.

While you and I know this is not an expression of true Christianity, this reality is not one we can avoid.

We must bring a new message—and we have a wonderful message to share with God’s Chosen People. Through the centuries, Believers have done so much; we simply must tell these stories. That is why the Righteous Gentiles Heritage Center museum is so important in the Jerusalem world Center in the heart of the Holy City.

When you step forward to help us make this dream a reality, we have several very special ways to express our appreciation.

Dr. Mike Evans