Deep in the writings of Rav Chaim Vital there is a concept that does not appear much in the words of our prophets and sages except in Sefer Daniel where we see in chapter 2: The iron is mired with clay at the end of days. The iron legs were at one time the two centers of the Roman Empire: Rome and Constantinople. The Xtian world divided up accordingly with the Catholic Church and all of its subsequent breakoff churches in the Protestant World coming out of Rome. Yet, on the other hand the Greek Orthodox Church after a great schism over ecclesiastic control of the Byzantine Empire in 1054 ce. discussed here
, based its church authority in Constantinople. Then 400 years later Islam conquered Constantinople and renamed the city Istanbul. The Greek Orthodox Church remained, but at this time Islam had the upper hand in the Eastern part of the empire. From this point onwards, the iron (Xtianity) became mired with the clay (Islam), at least in one of the legs. For the most part the other leg, the Roman leg, was free of Islam (clay) for most of the last 700 years. This was especially the case after the Catholic Church successfully reconquered Spain from the Moors, a reconquest that was completed around 1300 by which time most of the Moors had been thrown out of Spain. Greater experts than I can fill in all of the particulars about the history of wars between Xtianity and Islam to fill in all the blanks. Yet, one thing that can be said until about 50 years ago, the mixing of Xtianity and Islam amongst the various nations of the the Xtian World only existed in the Eastern half of the former Roman Empire. Even on occasion when invading Turkish forces reached the gates to Vienna, those forces were repelled around 1683, and Islam retreated back to the Balkans and never successfully got that close again to conquering the Xtian parts of Western and Northern Europe. For those interested in specific aspects of the historical record here is the blog, Gates of Vienna
, for further details.
According to many opinions, the actual year when Rome began to decentralize and the reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula was fully complete was around the year 1492 and then with the birth of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th Century which began in 1517. Starting around the time of the Inquisition, Rome began to lose the control of the Western half of Xtiandom that it thought that it richly deserved. The Protestant Reformation beginning in 1517 was not based in Rome. But the Good L-rd had other plans. In 1492 the exact same day that Jews were supposed to leave Spain, on Tisha B'Av of that year, Christopher Columbus was supposed to set sail to reach the East Indies by traveling around the world from East to West, thereby avoiding the long arduous trek around the horn of Africa. Columbus decided to leave the following day because according to his own journal, he did not want to leave Spain on the day on which the "2nd House had been destroyed". Columbus thought that he would discover a shortcut, but what he ended up "discovering" was the island chain of a heretofore unknown pair of continents, the Americas later named after Amerigo Vespucci
who discovered that the West Indies discovered by Columbus were actually tied to the super continent later known by the names North and South America. Now the Vikings knew about North America, but the length and breadth of the entire continent was not explored until after Columbus reached the island of San Salvadore in the West Indies on Hoshana Rabba of 1492. The Marranoes aboard the three ships along with the navigator/ translator Luis De Torres knew that the entire voyage of Columbus had Divine sanction when on the day of their arrival at San Salvadore, willow branches (aravot) were floating on the waves of the Caribbean as they approached the island. The dozen or so Marranoes on board the ships, Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria, therefore were given by G-d the instruments of Divine service for that very day of Hoshana Rabba when in our prayers we pray for rain and gashmiyut for all of Mankind and for Jews who live in the lands of our dispersion using those very willow branches. So as the previous galut in the Golden Iberian Peninsula was totally collapsing, a new galut in the New World was being prepared. With the founding of the United States, 285 years later, as a nation under G-d as opposed to the anti-Semitic European concept of god (for they were nations under X (Christ) or Yoshke), America blazed a new trail of binding men (and later slaves and women) who had the privilege of citizenship to G-d's laws of common decency. The price of good citizenship was adherence to these laws. Externally to the world at large including Indians who had no rights whatsoever, if prosperity was in conflict with common decency, the President, who had imperial powers in foreign policy, always was looking out for the prosperity of America's citizens, sometimes at the expense of the humanity of non-citizens. No one said that America was perfect. And the rights of non-citizens were easily disposed of in search of American prosperity if the two came into conflict. This was America's great flaw. The rights of common decency only extended to those with full citizenship in the new republic. Ok, it was a lot better than anything that had preceded it, and citizenship never involved a religious test, just a commitment to keep the Laws of the Land and to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It lead to the greatest gentile nation in history, a subject that has been discussed on this blog often. And in the 1790s the new Republic was looking for a new capital. What was chosen was a diamond shape plot of land called the District of Columbia. At its heart was the city of Rome, Maryland, a small hamlet on the Potomac. In the 17th century the place where the Capitol Bldg. would eventually stand, the plot of land was owned by a man named Francis Pope
as opposed to Pope Francis. Just another coincidence folks, and you know how we view coincidences on this blog!
Now this is a quick historical survey. I realize that I am not going to give a detailed survey of the Western World in just three paragraphs. Yet, the point needs to be made whether we view the Western leg of Rome as being Rome, Italy or the former Rome, Maryland, the Western leg of the statue in Nebuchadnezzar's dream remained uninfected by Yishmael until the last 50 to 60 years. It started in Europe because of European guilt for both the Shoah and racism against the colonized people in the Muslim world that they colonized. So the British started to allow in uninterrupted flows of Pakistanis, and the French started to allow in Algerians, Moroccans, and Tunisians. The Germans went on their guilt trip by allowing a large number of Turks from Southeastern Europe to come in and help to rebuild Germany. Depending on where you are in Europe, the percentages of certain European countries where Muslims are ready to take over their host countries with Islam is mind-boggling. Yet, the real infection of the clay mired with the iron in the United States came full force with the Obama Administration. Here one of the legs of what remains of Malkhut Edom in the person of one man merged the world beliefs of Liberation Theology Xtianity and Islam in the person of one man who has now been elected twice. During the Gog Bush Jr. Administration, America was still a basically Xtian majority country (albeit he often made Saudi foreign policy his own in order to take advantage of higher Saudi oil production and lower gasoline prices). Oh how has America changed in just the last 4 years. It truly has been fundamentally transformed. It would take a blog and a half to explain why this happened now and happened so quickly. But members of the Muslim Brotherhood through CAIR now have access to the seat of power in what was at one time Rome, Maryland. Obamanation that make desolate
is truly the (half iron and half clay or half Xtian/ half Muslim) 11th horn dude from the Book of Daniel.
So at this point it is important to understand that Edom is dying. The Roman or Xtian part of this iron mixed with clay composition in the Western foot of Edom is dog tired. As it says in Genesis 25:30, And Esav said to Ya'akov, "Pour into me, now, from that red red stuff, for I am tired. and therefore he is called Edom."
So Edom is dying because he is tired. I believe that I heard once, (I need to find the original source to back this up), that the gematriah of ha'Adom without a Vav is 50, and the word is repeated twice. One might say that it is repeated just for emphasis. Another peirush seems to be that he would rule for not 1000 years but 2000 years. And only after 2000 years would he become "tired". The red lentil soup was good enough to give him energy to rule for 2000 years. The calculation seems to go as thus: Yosef was sold for 20 dinar of silver. For each dinar, Edom would rule 50 years. 20 x 50 = 1000 years. Yet, since Yosef was kidnapped, the punishment was doubled (kefel) to 2000 years. Again I saw this years ago, but it is backed up by what Hoshea said: After 2 days He will revive us, and on the 3rd day he will establish us (or raise us up), so that we may live in His presence.
Now 70 years was subtracted from the destruction of the 2nd Temple until year 2000 because of Galut Bavel which had already lasted for 70 years between the two Temples. So the process of reviving us began in the year 5761 or at the end of the year 5760 in the year 2000ce, believe it or not, with the Al Aksa Intifada. I have discussed this on this blog as the last peqidah mentioned in the Zohar VaYeira 119. no need to belabor the point again. Now Chazal count the 2000 years minus the 70 years for galut Bavel from the destruction of the 2nd Temple around the year 70ce (3830). How do we know this? because when we daven Shacharit and Mincha at the time Hoda'ah in Shmona Esrei is repeated, we say He will revive us and establish us
in the context of the Temple Service. In Hebrew: T'chayainu uT'kayameinu (You will revive us and You will establish us
) is what is said in the exact same language (lashon) as Hoshea 6:2!! except that in Hoshea it said in the 3rd person, and in our davening to HaShem we plead for it to be in the 2nd person. So based on all this it makes sense that Esav is now tired, and Pope Benedict retired at the end of February for that very reason. Continuing:
Here is a hint of G-d's conspiracy, and it is based on our holy sources. (since I don't believe that a massive human conspiracy where America would murder its own citizens in a terror attack is possible. Once more than a dozen people are asked to keep a horrible secret, at least one out of 100 or out of 50 will spill the beans.)
This week of massacres and destruction began on Patriots' Day, Monday, April 15th. Patriots' Day was originally April 19th, the date that the shot from the Battle of Lexington and Concord was heard around the world beginning the American Revolution. In the late 1960s, Massachusetts changed the day to the third Monday in April, but many diehards, like Daughters of the American Revolution, continued to commemorate April 19th for nostalgic reasons. Then came the murderous fire at the Koresh compound and the bombing of the Murrah Fed bldg. on that very date April 19th in 1993 and 1995. Because of Timothy McVeigh and his heinous crime on that very day, the original connection to April 19th was severed. So suddenly after the Marathon massacre on April 15th, on April 17th, we had a not so pleasant reminder of the Koresh tragedy and the Oklahoma City bombing, with the destruction of West, Texas by the same type of fertilizer bomb that McVeigh used to destroy the Murrah Federal Bldg on April 19th, 1995.
If the Saudis are given a free pass on 2nd Boston massacre, the American Republic founded on Patriots' Day in 1775 is finished in lieu of the new budding worldwide Caliphate. Galut Yishmael has officially begun and has totally usurped the last remnants of Galut Edom in the United States. This was predicted for the 5th year of the last Shmittah cycle and is discussed by Rav Chaim Vital zt"l. We should have seen this coming when Pope Benedict simply pooped out. He said Ayef Anochi (I am tired), and Edom was finished.
This is why these two events, the 2nd Boston massacre and the fertilizer explosion in West, Texas occurred in such close proximity to each other, to fully announce the end of the American Republic as a part of Malkhut Edom (Edom's kingdom). But it is G-d who is the conspirator, not the FBI or the CIA, tying a massacre in Boston and a fertilizer explosion in Texas together. Edom has now completely fallen. America is part of Yishmael's sphere of influence now. The Sunni Muslim Brothers are now firmly in control. Patriots' Day 2013 was the death knell for Edom and, at the same time was the dawn of the Caliphate in the US. Obama will likely do nothing about the evil masterminds in Saudi Arabia that planned this attack. The Saudi student, who was the first suspect at the finish line, with major big time ties to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia will get away with murder. Glenn Beck will make his big announcement on Monday about the Saudi ringleaders, and no one will likely pay attention in order to really make a difference. He might be spitting in the wind, but we shall see. We will know when he makes his big announcement on Monday, telling us how bad and evil that Saudi student really was, before Obama was convinced in that happenstance meeting with the Saudi FM to quietly deport him. My guess is that the full weight of the MSM will be used to discredit Glenn Beck or anyone else that stands in the way of the new malkhut, and the Saudis and their Wahhabi'ists will get away with murder. This is just my sense by watching how America has so quickly been fundamentally transformed. Yet, try he will. We are now at the end of nine full months (38 weeks) since Tisha B'Av 5772. We may be in the midst of birthpangs now to be completed by the end of week 40 on the 25th of Iyar. It looks like the world is shifting really really quickly now. I won't hazard a guess what the world will look like by Rosh Chodesh Siwan.
Here is an excellent post by Ya'ak (Yeranen Ya'akov) explaining why Edom collapses in the 5th year of the final Shmittah cycle leaving Malkhut Yishmael in its wake for 2 1/2 to 3 more years until 5776 as discussed in an earlier post. I commented on his post at the time, and it seems to be materializing.
G-d bless us to bring Geulah quickly. It seems that a 2 1/2 year process until 5776, the post Shmittah year and the Yovel of Yovelot, to overcome Galut Yishmael will be much worse than pulling a tooth. Besides by 5775, Persia will try to take over the world, and with a full array of nuclear weapons with the help of their North Korean ally, I fear how many hundreds of millions or billions of people will die from numerous Timrot Ashan (Date Palms of Smoke) (Yo'el 3:3-4). I will show wonders in the Heavens and in the Earth: Blood, and Fire and Date Palms of Smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome Day of HaShem.
Let it happen more quickly without all of that loss of life and without, G-d forbid, a nuclear winter. Amen.