If It Exists It Fits

Posted Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 8:30 AM
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  • David: Not saying that God doesn't have a hand in these uprisings but I feel his hand is behind the people finally wanting certain rights that they have not had under ruling despots [and in Qaddafi's case a total delusional human being].

    I can see mirrored in these uprisings bits and pieces of our own revolution here in America in the 1700's. That one produce vendor in Tunis who had just had so much despair that he set himself on fire will be remembered as a hero to those who needed that one last push to speak out for their freedom. I feel that Tunisia and Egypt will have bumps but already have been working on a transitional government...Let us hope that God guides them well in their decisions and they can become a government BY the people. It doesn't have to mimic the west. They only want the right to make their own decisions. For a personal example of the peaceful transition in Cairo Egypt, I suggest reading a mother's blog about the transition of power. It is heartwarming to know first hand how peaceful it has been. thomasandemmett.blogspot.com/

    It is the Libyans about which I am most worried. Their ruler is totally out of touch with reality and has been shooting its own people as they come out of their houses of worship. I hope the rest of the Arab world takes note and takes action in alliance with NATO and the UN in this case.

    Especially worrisome is that now Libyan Army and the mercinaries are trying to keep reporters away from the violence and the poor immigrants brought into the country from other African countries are being confused with the mercenaries so they are trapped and being brutalized by both sides.

    Go to this site and click to watch the video.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/05/world/...

    If that peaks your interest you can read more of what David writes by googling his full name David D Kirkpatrick.

    I prefer to say Maran atha for I think that God has already come to the region and these people are doing His work so others aren't persecuted under totalitarian rule. We need to pray for them, our brothers and sisters...and pray for David too as his work to get what is happening out to the world is so important...and he is my husband's cousin. Knowing someone over there and trusting his world puts a different light on things and makes one realize that the time has come for these people to have their rights. No matter what their religion. Once they realize that the west isn't the evil place that their leaders have been telling them all along, maybe they won't be so afraid and defensive towards the west. And in turn we won't be so defensive towards them for the majority of them just want food on the table, a roof over their heads and freedom to work and educate their children. No different than what most in the west want. Basic rights.

    Have a good day.

    -- Posted by Jenny Moore on Tue, Mar 8, 2011, at 8:57 AM
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