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Lou Holtz defends 'Fighting Irish' name

Lou Holtz

By Mary Margaret Olohan

Daily Caller News Foundation

Legendary former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz defended the university’s “Fighting Irish” nickname Thursday against a push to abandon the term.

Holtz spoke Thursday evening on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle about how the coronavirus pandemic will impact the return of college football and whether the “Fighting Irish” nickname should be left behind.

“They were named the Fighting Irish because the Ku Klux Klan tried to attack the Catholics,” Holtz said. “They went down and fought the Ku Klux Klan and that is where the name the Fighting Irish came.”

“Next thing you’re going to tell me, they’re going to topple my statue at Notre Dame,” he added. “That’s when I will really get mad.”

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What would they have looked like today on camera

Artist uses artificial intelligence to reveal what famous historical figures actually

Artist Bas Uterwijk, from Amsterdam, uses a sophisticated AI software that recognises common facial features to make realistic photo-style portraits of famous figures. Pictured left-right: Bas Uterwijk's digital depictions of Michelangelo's David; French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte; Vincent Van Gogh, the Statue of Liberty. Bottom row: the original


July 4, 1826

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Requiem for an American President

 

The celebration of our Nation's 50th birthday was saddened this day in history by the death of our second president, John Adams. It was the eloquent Adams who had so persuasively defended Thomas Jefferson's DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE before the Continental Congress in 1776, ultimately leading to the birth of this new Nation. It may have been the last time Adams and Jefferson agreed on anything.

Jefferson's Declaration was born on June 7, 1776 when Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee laid before the Congress a resolution calling for the 13 colonies to be "free and independent states, absolved of all allegiance to the British crown." Moderates argued against the historic resolution, pointing out that the middle colonies of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware were undecided about complete separation of the colonies from crown rule. By day's end there was little consensus, but members of the delegation appointed a five-man committee to draft a declaration of independence for consideration at the July 1st meeting.

The task of drafting the declaration should have fallen to elder statesman Benjamin Franklin, but his illness precluded a timely completion of the task. The task then should have fallen to Adams, who argued instead that Jefferson should write it. Jefferson at first attempted to defer to Adams until, in frustration, the Massachusetts delegate grudgingly stated, "You are 10 times the writer I am." Thus Jefferson prepared the draft with suggestions for revisions coming from both Franklin and Adams. The finished document was presented to the Second Continental Congress on June 28th. A poor speaker, Jefferson's written work impressed the Assembly, despite some reservations. The more eloquent Adams vigorously defended the work, which was adopted on July 2nd. That evening Adams wrote his thoughts on the new declaration to his wife, stating in part: "The second day of July 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival."

Actually Adams was two days off. Editing of the document continued until it was formally approved by 12 of the 13 colonies on July 4th. (The New York delegation abstained from the vote, but approved the Declaration five days later.) On August 2nd the 53 delegates present signed the document, and the 3 absent members subsequently added their names. Among the 56 signers were both of the men most responsible for the Declaration's existence, Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

From that point forward the clashes between Adams and Jefferson were widely known. During Adam's two terms as vice president under George Washington, more than one conflict arose between him and Secretary of State Jefferson. As a Federalist, Adams found his political views quite at odds with the man who would become the leader of the rival Democratic-Republicans. When Washington left the Presidency the battle for a successor was bitterly fought between Vice President Adams and Secretary Jefferson. Adams defeated Jefferson by a 3 vote margin (71-68 electoral votes), becoming our second president. That bitter campaign was renewed in 1800 when Jefferson defeated Adams to become our third President. So intense was their rivalry that, on the day of Jefferson's inauguration Adams was carriage-bound out of the new Capitol City when the new president assumed office. (The recent death of his son in New York provided a convenient excuse not to attend the inauguration of the incoming president.)

Jefferson served two terms as President after defeating the incumbent Adams, then retired to his home in Monticello. Meanwhile from his retirement farm in Quincy, Massachusetts Adams began to write long and elaborate letters to his old adversary. A grudging admiration for each other may have developed in their later years. Nonetheless, Adams always proclaimed that, though Jefferson was 7 years younger than himself...

 "I will out live Jefferson."

On his death bed on Independence Day, 1826 John Adams uttered his last words.  They were "Thomas Jefferson survives." 

It is rumored that upon Adam's death the messenger dispatched to carry the news to Jefferson's Virginia home actually passed a messenger dispatched from THAT site to Adam's home, also bearing sad tidings. 

Just a few hours earlier Thomas Jefferson had passed away….both architects of the document that gave birth to this new Nation dead, 50 years to the day from the birth of the country they founded.

 

Footnote:

In 1831 James Monroe, our Nation's 5th President, also died on the 4th of July. In 1850 our 12th President, Zachary Taylor participated in July 4th activities at the Washington monument. It was a blistery day and the president became quite ill. He died five days later on July 9th.

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The True story of "TWO-BITS" the Heroic Horse nobody wanted

From the book:True Stories of Dogs and Horses and their Service to Man

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Two Bits was never in any historic battle, nor did a famous general ever ride him. The highest he ever rose in the ranks was to the saddle of a captain-Captain Charles A. Curtis. Until then, the big bay had known a dozen masters for he was one of a cavalry pool at Fort Craig, New Mexico.

It was between the 1870's and '80's. The United States was trying to persuade the Indians to stay on the reservations appointed to them. The Indians, largely Apaches, Comanches, and Navahos, were not taking kindly to the Government's methods of armed persuasion. Bands of warriors still roamed the high mesas. In the vast emptiness of the landscape, a troop of soldiers could be seen for miles, but the Indians seemed to melt into the background. The old-timers had a saying, "When you don't see an Indian, you're looking right at him."

That was the reason for the forts with their high stockades. They were constantly being raided by the Indians, more for the horses than the men. Among the redskins, it was considered an act of greater courage to slip a horse out of a corral than a knife into a soldier.

It was at Fort Craig that Two Bits caught his first scent of the red enemy. Here, too, he was given his name.

Men cannot be continually on nerve-taut guard without some relaxation, and so a race was arranged one bright June day when the great half dome of the sky was filled with clouds as small and white as baby lambs.

The swiftest horses of the Mounted Rifles had already been chosen by the riders. One horse was left, a big bay. An Irish fifer boy named Cain decided to ride him. As they trotted to the starting line, a soldier shouted derisively, "I wouldn't give two bits for that horse."

Two Bits won by three lengths.

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Freed Slave and Trailblazing Corporate Model, Was 1st Aunt Jemima-UPDATED

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Sequoyah: The Man Who Saved the Cherokee Language and the Giant Tree named after Him!

partly written by National Geographic and  BY LUCAS REILLY

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HENRY INMAN, WIKIMEDIA COMMONS // PUBLIC DOMAIN

Sequoyah was one of the most influential figures in Cherokee history. He created the Cherokee Syllabary, a written form of the Cherokee language. The syllabary allowed literacy and printing to flourish in the Cherokee Nation in the early nineteenth century and remains in use today.

In the early years of the nineteenth century, the remarkable inventiveness of one Cherokee man, named Sequoyah, helped his people preserve their language and cultural traditions and remain united with each other amid the encroachments of Euro-American society. Working on his own over a twelve-year span, Sequoyah created a syllabary—a set of written symbols to represent each syllable in the spoken Cherokee language. This made it possible for the Cherokee to achieve mass literacy in a short period of time.  Cherokee became one of the earliest indigenous American languages to have a functional written analogue.

Sequoyah was born in present-day Tennessee in the years preceding the American Revolution. He was afflicted by physical lameness that caused him to limp, and as a young man, he worked as a trader, an industry he learned from his mother. He later became a silversmith and a blacksmith. By the year 1809, he had spent considerable time thinking about the written forms of communication used by European Americans and the power of written language. He began considering how the Cherokee might devise a system of writing tailored to the sounds of their own language. Many of his fellow Cherokees disapproved of the idea of fixing words to paper, and some thought the practice was too close to witchcraft. Despite this disapproval, Sequoyah was determined to give the Cherokee language a written form.

During most of Sequoyah's lifetime, the Cherokee language was entirely oral. According to the Manataka American Indian Council, a written language may have existed centuries earlier, but the script was supposedly lost as the tribe journeyed east across the continent. Sometime around 1809, Sequoyah began working on a new system to put the Cherokee language back on the page. He believed that, by inventing an alphabet, the Cherokee could share and save the stories that made their way of life unique.

At first, some Cherokee disliked Sequoyah’s idea. White people were encroaching further on their land and culture, and they were resistant to anything that resembled assimilation. Some skeptics saw Sequoyah’s attempts to create a written language as just another example of the tribe becoming more like the oncoming white settlers—in other words, another example of the tribe losing a grip on its culture and autonomy.

Sequoyah, however, saw it differently: Rather than destroy his culture, he saw the written word as a way to save it. According to Britannica, he became convinced that the secret of white people's growing power was directly tied to their use of written language, which he believed was far more effective than collective memories or word-of-mouth. In the wordsof Sequoyah, "The white man is no magician." If they could do it, so could he.

Unfortunately, the War of 1812 forced him to put his plans to develop a written Cherokee language on hold. Sequoyah volunteered to fight against the Red Stick Creeks during the war and saw action at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in present-day Alabama. Afterwards, he settled in Willstown (present-day Fort Payne, Alabama) and devoted himself to the task of converting the Cherokee language into written form. 

Sequoyah was monolingual—he spoke only his mother tongue, Cherokee—and thus did not know how to read or write in any language. Despite this, he had an intuitive grasp of the funciton and significance written communication could assume among people who had mastered the skill. His first approach was to draw a visual symbol for every word in the language—a logographic or pictographic approach. Before long, he realized this task would be overwhelming. Instead, he began listening more carefully to Cherokee speech, studying the sound patterns that formed words. He heard vowels and consonants and discerned many variations, finally isolating about eighty-five distinct syllables. He completed the syllabary by assigning each sound a symbol, using a printed Christian Bible for examples of how letters could be shaped.

Sequoyah became further convinced of this in 1813, after he helped the U.S Army fight the Creek War in Georgia. For months, he watched soldiers send letters to their families and saw war officers deliver important commands in written form. He found the capability to communicate across space and time profoundly important.

Sequoyah's first attempt to develop a written language, however, was relatively crude by comparison. He tried to invent a logographic system, designing a unique character for every word, but quickly realized he was creating too much unnecessary work for himself. (According to historian April Summit's book, Sequoyah and the Invention of the Cherokee Alphabet, his wife may have attempted to burn an early version of his alphabet, calling it witchcraft.) So Sequoyah started anew, this time constructing his language from letters he found in the Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic alphabets, as well as with some Arabic numerals.

Sequoyah became more reclusive and obsessive, spending hour upon hour working on his alphabet. According to the official website of the Cherokee Nation, people outside his family began whispering that he was meddling with sorcery. By 1821, Sequoyah was too busy to pay the gossip any mind: He was teaching his six-year-old daughter, Ayokeh, how to use the system.

As one story goes, Sequoyah was eventually charged with witchcraft and brought to trial before a town chief, who tested Sequoyah’s claims by separating him and his daughter and asking them to communicate through their so-called writing system. By the trial’s end, everybody involved was convinced that Sequoyah was telling the truth—the symbols truly were a distillation of Cherokee speech. Rather than punish Sequoyah, the officials asked him a question: Can you teach us how to read?

Once accepted by the Cherokee, Sequoyah’s 86 character alphabet—which is technically called a syllabary—was widely studied. Within just a few years, thousands of people would learn how to read and write, with many Cherokee communities becoming more literate than the surrounding white populations. It wasn’t long before the Cherokee language began appearing in books and newspapers: First published in 1828, The Cherokee Phoenix was the first Native American newspaper printed in the United States.

Sam Houston, the eventual governor of Texas, admired Sequoyah's achievement and reportedly told him, “Your invention of the alphabet is worth more to your people than two bags full of gold in the hands of every Cherokee." Today, while the Cherokee language is now considered endangered by UNESCO, Sequoyah's system remains a landmark innovation—and a source of hope for the future.

Now for the rest of the story:

Imagine a large tree. No, let’s try this again. Imagine a large tree. Now imagine this tree as a branch, not a tree, attached to another much larger tree. Now imagine that much larger tree. That is how the giant sequoia do. 

The giant sequoia is named after Sequoyah, the inventor of the Cherokee syllabary. Giant sequoia are really big trees, in fact the very largest trees on Earth and the oldest living thing on earth, some more than 3,000 years old!  

A great tree, named after a great Man!


Tiny First Temple find could be first proof of aide to biblical King Josiah

Once again Archeology proves the Bible's accuracy!

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Two minuscule 2,600-year-old inscriptions recently uncovered in the City of David’s Givati Parking Lot excavation are vastly enlarging the understanding of ancient Jerusalem in the late 8th century BCE.

The two inscriptions, in paleo-Hebrew writing, were found separately in a large First Temple structure within the span of a few weeks by long-term team members Ayyala Rodan and Sveta Pnik.  MORE


Anarchism in US History - Nothing New

Bob Barney-The Plain Truth

So when history repeats itself ( and it always does) EXPECT DEATH!

image from www.vintagecardprices.comAnarchists are not new in American history, but sadly, most Americans have little knowledge of the extreme dangers this political group will bring us in the coming years. You need to know, and the media isn't reporting that Plain Truth about the left wing of The Democrat Party, who are anarchist!  

From Wikipedia: Anarchism in the United States began in the mid-19th century and started to grow in influence as it entered the American labor movements, growing an anarcho-communist current as well as gaining notoriety for violent propaganda by the deed and campaigning for diverse social reforms in the early 20th century. In the post-World War II era, anarchism regained influence through new developments such as anarcho-pacifism, anarcho-capitalism, the American New Left and the counterculture of the 1960s. In contemporary times, anarchism in the United States influenced and became influenced and renewed by developments both inside and outside the worldwide anarchist movement such as platformism, insurrectionary anarchism, the new social movements (anarcha-feminism, queer anarchism and green anarchism) and the alterglobalization movements.

This philosophy has caused world wars (YES WORLD WARS) assainations of world leaders, and a death toll that would rival Hitler!

A short list of the death toll that CNN, nor even Fox News is telling you:

  • Sept. 10, 1898. Elisabeth, Empress of Austria is stabbed by an anarchist.
  • July 29, 1900. Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
  • Sept. 6, 1901. President William McKinley is shot by an anarchist.
  • Nov. 1919. Palmer Raids begin.
  • Sept 16, 1920. A bomb explodes on Wall Street killing 38.
  • The assisnation of Archduke Ferdinand, which caused World War 1 and 37 MILLION DEAD!

What is happening today in the streets of America, France and Asia, caused mainly by George Soros and Democrat leaders, will eventually lead to disaster, and possibly MILLIONS of death! This is not an exaggeration, it is the future if we do not put a halt to anarchy in the streets!

Anarchy refers to the state of a society being without authorities or a governing body, and the general confusion and chaos resulting from that condition. It may also refer to a society or group of people that totally rejects hierarchy. The father of anarchy is Satan the Devil himself. Satan represents lawlessness-the state of anarchy.   In 1 John 3:4 we see the ONL:Y DEFINITION of SIN in the Bible!  Yes, there is only one thing you can do to sin: "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." Sin is ANARCHY!  

Paul warns us in his writings, "Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.

4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God."

Don't be fooled, Satan is alive and well, and controls this earth age!  If you love God, you obey His Laws!  If you love Satan, you worship lawlessness.  


The history of the racist, slave-trading Yale University founder- a study of modern PC hypocrisy

Since idiots want to start tearing down statues, let's start with YALE UNIVERSITY!

The university has renamed a college to distance itself from a white supremacist – but what about Elihu Yale’s misdeeds?

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This month, the famous Ivy League University founded by Elihu Yale made headlines for deciding to rename one of its colleges. Calhoun College, named after former US Vice President John Calhoun, would be renamed in honour of Grace Murray Hopper, a 1934 alumnus and US Navy rear admiral, for her valuable contributions to computer science.

The change was not merely cosmetic – Yale University’s President wrote in a letter to the campus community that “John Calhoun’s legacy as a white supremacist and a national leader who passionately supported slavery as a ‘positive good’” was fundamentally at conflict with Yale’s mission and values. But as political commentators pointed out, Calhoun’s history with racial oppression was nothing compared to that of the university’s founding father. This may explain why Elihu Yale is described as both a “merchant and philanthropist” by the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and in politically conscious discourse, vilified as someone who encouraged (if not directly profited) from the practice of shipping slaves to remote parts of the English colonies. One of the most telling clues to Elihu Yale’s fondness for slaves may be found in two oil paintings that used to hang at the Yale University: in each of them, a floridly accoutred Yale is flaunting his good fortune with a small dark-skinned boy, a Tamil it would seem, by their side. What makes the image even more distasteful is that the boy wears a collar like a domesticated wild animal, around his neck.

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Not All Blacks Fought For The Union!

Buried under the fluttering Confederate flag: Daughter of black slave who fought FOR Southern forces in Civil War is buried more than 150 years after her father went to war

Mattie Rice Clyburn, 91, (top right) was buried today in Monroe, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Weary Clyburn, who died in 1922, and saved his Confederate master's life in 1861. He was just 19 when he went to fight in the Civil War (bottom right), and, after a long fight by his daughter, he was officially recognized as a participant in the struggle. She was buried today in the same plot as him, under the flags of the Confederacy and South Carolina, her father's home state (left).  Continue: Buried under the fluttering Confederate flag: Daughter of black slave who fought FOR Southern forces in Civil War is buried more than 150 years after her father went to war


Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis

Times never really change, today you got George Bush siding with black anarcist.. So did his grandfather Prescott Bush (Hitler's American Banker and the President's Father and Grandfather), as did Joseph Kennedy, Henry Ford and a host of other American Criminals that loved Nazi Germany and wanted America to go in that direction!   

The Associated Press news agency entered a formal cooperation with the Hitler regime in the 1930s, supplying American newspapers with material directly produced and selected by the Nazi propaganda ministry, archive material unearthed by a German historian has revealed.

When the Nazi party seized power in Germany in 1933, one of its first objectives was to bring into line not just the national press, but international media too. The Guardian was banned within a year, and by 1935 even bigger British-American agencies such as Keystone and Wide World Photos were forced to close their bureaus after coming under attack for employing Jewish journalists.

Associated Press, which has described itself as the “marine corps of journalism” (“always the first in and the last out”) was the only western news agency able to stay open in Hitler’s Germany, continuing to operate until the US entered the war in 1941. It thus found itself in the presumably profitable situation of being the prime channel for news reports and pictures out of the totalitarian state.

In an article published in academic journal Studies in Contemporary History , historian Harriet Scharnberg shows that AP was only able to retain its access by entering into a mutually beneficial two-way cooperation with the Nazi regime.

The New York-based agency ceded control of its output by signing up to the so-called Schriftleitergesetz (editor’s law), promising not to publish any material “calculated to weaken the strength of the Reich abroad or at home”.

This law required AP to hire reporters who also worked for the Nazi party’s propaganda division. One of the four photographers employed by the Associated Press in the 1930s, Franz Roth, was a member of the SS paramilitary unit’s propaganda division, whose photographs were personally chosen by Hitler. AP has removed Roth’s pictures from its website since Scharnberg published her findings, though thumbnails remain viewable due to “software issues”.

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 The Nazi party booklet ‘The Jews in the USA’ used an AP photograph of New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Photograph: AP

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What do Liberals Hate so Much about Donald Trump and Richard Nixon?

By Bob Barney

 Before Trump, there was Richard Nixon. image from gopthedailydose.com   There are very few names that draw the ire of liberals more than Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. The absolutely hate their guts. The question I have is why?  What is it about Richard Nixon or Donald Trump that they hate so much?  I am going to devote a very few short paragraphs on what could be the reasons they are hated so much by liberals.

NIXON:

Wage and Price Freeze:

     Inflation was beginning to raise its ugly head in 1972.  The Vietnam war was winding down, and the economy was in trouble. Nixon, a man most conservatives of the day hated, implemented a wage and price freeze in a vain effort to stop the inflationary spiral.  It was pure Keynesian economics, something liberals to this day believe in and a view that conservatives hate.  It has proven to be a dismal failure, which I believe Ronald Reagan and John Kennedy both proved.  When faced with the economic woe of inflation, Nixon did not go the Kennedy route of slower taxes and supply side economics, he followed the liberal line started by the British economist John Maynard Keynes during the Great Depression in his 1936 book, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.  Keynesian economists often argue that private sector decisions sometimes lead to inefficient macroeconomic outcomes which require active policy responses by the public sector, in particular, monetary policy actions by the central bank and fiscal policy actions by the government, in order to stabilize output over the business cycle.[3] Keynesian economics advocates a mixed economy – predominantly private sector, but with a role for government intervention during recessions. Keynesian economics served as the standard economic model in the developed nations during the later part of the Great DepressionWorld War II, and the post-war economic expansion (1945–1973), though it lost some influence following the oil shock and resulting stagflation of the 1970s.[4] The advent of the financial crisis of 2007–08 caused a resurgence in Keynesian thought,[5] which continues as new Keynesian economics.

    Nixon was quite liberal in his view of economy.  The hated "conservative" Nixon behaved more like Barack Obama, than Ronald Reagan.... Obviously, Nixon's economic policies cannot be the reasons liberals hate him....

Vietnam:

     Probably no war in the history of America was more hated by the public than the Viet Nam war. Liberals especially hated it and marched on the streets against it.  The nation was in turmoil and the war was adding to the turbidity of the times.  Nixon, like Barack Obama, ran on ending the war.  Unlike Obama, who has not yet ended the wars in the middle east after 8 years, Nixon kept his promise and virtually ended the war in his first 4 years.  Obviously, Nixon's Viet Nam policies cannot be the reasons liberals hate him....

EPA:   

      Liberals have forever warned that capitalist America was going to ruin the environment and destroy the world.  In the 1970's, the worry was actually GLOBAL COOLING!  Liberals wanted the government to get involved. Conservatives did not want this, as they knew that the government can do almost anything right.  Nixon again sided with the liberals and formed the notorious EPA, which has wrecked havoc on American Industry... Obviously, Nixon's environmental policies cannot be the reasons liberals hate him....

Watergate:

      Up until Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, I would say that most liberals claimed that they hated Richard Nixon because of his criminal acts in Watergate.  Early in the morning of June 17, 1972, several burglars were arrested inside the office of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), located in the Watergate building in Washington, D.C.  They were looking into to ties between the communist (in Cuba) and the Democratic party.  It's amazing how even then, the democrats were filled with communist and communist money! Most historians admit they are not sure whether Nixon knew about the Watergate espionage operation before it happened, he took steps to cover it up afterwards, raising “hush money” for the burglars, trying to stop the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from investigating the crime, destroying evidence and firing uncooperative staff members. In August 1974, after his role in the Watergate conspiracy had finally come to light, the president resigned.

    Nixon, as it turned out did nothing to coverup his problem compared to Obama and Hillary Clinton.  In the greatest irony of the entire affair, Hillary As a 27 years old staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigation, was fired by her supervisor, lifelong Democrat Jerry Zeifman for unethical behavior. When asked why Hillary Rodham was fired, Zeifman said in an interview, “Because she was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer, she conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the Committee, and the rules of confidentiality.”  I realized that the main stream media has reported this.    

Carl Bernstein—half of the reporting duo that helped exposethe Watergate scandal in 1972—went on CNN to volunteer an observation about Hillary Clinton's failure to release the transcripts of her paid speaking gigs at Wall Street firms. "Now, you've got a situation with these transcripts," he said, "a little like Richard Nixon and his tapes that he stonewalled and wouldn't release."

"Whoa, whoa," interrupted CNN anchor Poppy Harlow. "I mean, your investigation brought down a presidency. You know scandal."

"Whoa" is an appropriate reaction. It's safe to assume that the transcripts of those speaking gigs would be a mild embarrassment for Clinton, who is trying to prove that she would take on Wall Street as president. Most people do not predict that the transcripts will implicate Clinton in a vast criminal conspiracy—as the tapes that had recorded all of Nixon's Oval Office conversations confirmed about him.

Bernstein is not the only person bringing up Watergate to describe Clinton. His partner-in-exposing-crime, Bob Woodward, is also fond of comparing Clinton to Nixon. Woodward, who appears often on Fox News shows to discuss Clinton's recent travails—her appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, controversial donations to the Clinton Foundation, the investigation into her use of a private email server as secretary of state, and her refusal to release transcripts of her Wall Street speeches—has on multiple occasions given into the temptation to talk about Watergate.   Obviously, Nixon's Watergate Scandal cannot be the reasons liberals hate him....

TRUMP:

Trump has been more conservative in many aspects than Richard Nixon, so on the surface, one could see why liberals dips him, but then again.  Black unemployment has never been so low, along with women in the workforce and the increase in the poorest American's wages.  Trump has pardoned more people of color in jails than any president.  He stood up to NAFTA and China, something that the unions claimed they always wanted.

Although he has reduced the power of the IRS and EPA, they are still running amok.  He hasn't built a wall on the southern border. Again Obama build more wall than Trump has.  He has not even deported 1/2 the amount of illegals as Obama did. Remember, contrary to the news media, Trump did not put children in cages, Obama did!  

Trump even foolishly listened to liberal, Hillary supporting scientist like Dr. Fauci and shut the nation down! Pure liberal dogma!   Yet he has no credit from those he tried to help.

The Answer!

So what could the reason be that liberals hate Richard Nixon and Donald Trump so much, and still love Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama or molester Joe Biden?   I think the reason is obvious.  The only reason liberals hate them are they have an "R" after their names. They love Hillary and company only because she has a "D" after her name. Liberals have no causes that they truly believe in. They are liars!  Liberals today are merely democrats, and stand for no real cause other than the democrat candidate no matter what they do or believe!

 COMING NEXT MY ARTICLE CALLED:

You are not a liberal - Your a Democrat! AND You're not a conservative - You're a Republican!

Look for it soon on ThePlainTruth.com


The plague that killed 200 million

As world worries about coronavirus, archaeologists find mass grave of 48 victims of the Black Death victims that decimated Europe

It has been over 650 years since the Black Death spread through Europe, but archaeologist are still finding haunting reminders of its rampage. A mass grave of 48 skeletons was recently discovered at the site of a 14th century monastery hospital at Thornton Abbey, Lincolnshire

A new reminder of the Black Death plague that decimated Europe has been unearthed in a Lincolnshire burial site - the remains of dozens of people wiped out 650 years ago.

As the world focuses on the spread of coronavirus, the archaeologists' discoveries shed terrifying new light on the humanitarian disaster that befell the world in the 14th century.

A mass grave containing 48 skeletons, including 27 children, was found on the site of a former monastery hospital at Thornton Abbey. 

Scientists have been working at the site since 2011 but the number of bodies it contains has only recently become clear. 

In addition to the skeletal remains, a Tau Cross pendant was found at the scene that was believed to have treated St. Anthony's fire – a skin condition that made victims feel as if their limbs were on fire.

The Black Death, which ravaged Europe from 1346 to 1353, was caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis that can cause several forms of plague and can be transmitted to humans by fleas.

Black rats, which were abundant along trade routes, acted as carriers of the plague when fleas hitched a ride on their backs.

It is estimated, that some 200 million people lost their lives to this horrific plague that spread across Europe and Asia.

The disease is widely thought to have arrived in Europe after being transported from the plains of central Asia via Crimea transported on merchant ships. 

The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30 to 60 per cent of Europe's population and in total, the plague could have reduced the world population from an around 475 million to between 350 to 375 million in the 14th century.

Such a large burial ground at Thornton Abbey suggests the community was all but wiped out by the sheer number of plague victims, scientists said. 

Researchers believe that victims of the Black Death fled the overcrowded cities and overwhelmed hospitals in Lincolnshire, only to die at the abbey and its hospital shortly after arriving. 

Dr Hugh Willmott from the University of Sheffield's Department of Archaeology, has been working on the excavation site in Lincolnshire since 2011. 

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The Plain Truth about Memorial Day

It all Started after the Civil War

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Here is a US Holiday that actually has AMERICAN ORIGINS and didn't come from some pagan ritual in 2000BC!  Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920).
 
While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it's difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.
 

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Nope, 'God & The 3 Mistakes' is not what happened after Pearl Harbor

Yes, unfortunately much of the "history and facts" we read on Facebook are pure fantasy... Here is another one.

By

Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, a bold and brave man too busy being optimistic for your "history facts" or his own notes.

I'm known among my friends as a bit of a heartless cynic (#NotPopularAtParties #PleaseStopInvitingMe #HowManyOfTheseDoIHaveToRuinToBeLeftAlone). Maybe that's why We Are The Mighty's president and CMO, U.S. Air Force veteran Mark Harper, sent me this heartwarming story about Admiral Nimitz arriving at Pearl Harbor after the attack.

But then, I ruined it.

The story is entitled God and the 3 Mistakes, and it makes the rounds on the internet every once in a while. Here's a version of it from armchairgeneral.com:

Tour boats ferry people out to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii every thirty minutes. We just missed a ferry and had to wait thirty minutes. I went into a small gift shop to kill time. In the gift shop, I purchased a small book entitled, "Reflections on Pearl Harbor" by Admiral Chester Nimitz.

Sunday, December 7th, 1941 -- Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. He was paged and told there was a phone call for him. When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the phone. He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet.

Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet. He landed at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941. There was such a spirit of despair, dejection and defeat--you would have thought the Japanese had already won the war. On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm. Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the waters every where you looked.

As the tour boat returned to dock, the young helmsman of the boat asked, "Well Admiral, what do you think after seeing all this destruction?" Admiral Nimitz's reply shocked everyone within the sound of his voice. Admiral Nimitz said, "The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make, or God was taking care of America. Which do you think it was?"

Shocked and surprised, the young helmsman asked, "What do mean by saying the Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?" Nimitz explained:

Mistake number one: the Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk--we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800.

Mistake number two: when the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships. If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow every one of those ships to America to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to America. And I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships.

Mistake number three: every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is in top of the ground storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply. That's why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make or God was taking care of America.

I've never forgotten what I read in that little book. It is still an inspiration as I reflect upon it. In jest, I might suggest that because Admiral Nimitz was a Texan, born and raised in Fredricksburg, Texas --he was a born optimist. But anyway you look at it--Admiral Nimitz was able to see a silver lining in a situation and circumstance where everyone else saw only despair and defeatism.

President Roosevelt had chosen the right man for the right job. We desperately needed a leader that could see silver linings in the midst of the clouds of dejection, despair and defeat.

There is a reason that our national motto is, IN GOD WE TRUST.

 

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Do you believe in Freedom or Democracy?

A commentary by Bob Barney

TaxesDo you believe in democracy? What form of government is the United States? Is it a democracy, a Republic, or something else that unfortunately has been lost in the past few generations? Constitutionally speaking, America is what is called a "constitutional Republic form of democracy.” We are not as many scholars understand, a purely democratic society. Our forefathers knew that democracies can never last more than a few generations and that the only hope of our government to survive many generations was to form a public form of government. This begs the question, what were they trying to protect? What was the founding principle of our way of life that our forefathers wanted to preserve, protect, and maintain? We see that it was a democratic form of government. So is the Republic of the United States of America the end means of what the founding fathers were attempting to create back in 1789? No, friends, the most important principle to the founding of this nation is a biblical principle which you probably are unaware of. The word “democracy” or "Republic” is not found in the Bible. We all know the Bible is God's word to us and we know what was brought forth in the Gospel of Jesus Christ was concerning a coming Kingdom of God. This Kingdom would occur on earth upon his return at the end of this age. Christ died for our sins--many know this, but in addition, do you know what else Christ bought for us with His death? He brought us freedom. Freedom from sin, freedom from the devil, and freedom from the penalty of death by his resurrection! (see: Freedom and the Bible)

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The Pledge of Allegiance A Short History

My thoughts: I thought I would include this little piece of history for those people who watch FOX News and just are never given the facts. Fair and balanced yes, factual? Not always. You see, the original pledge was written by a minister, a LIBERAL, a socialist who hated what he saw when it came to bigotry and hatred, fueled by the Civil War.  In many ways, I think he tried to make a short statement that every American could honor.  So please understand that George Washington never said "under God" when he recited the pledge, because he never heard of it! Neither did Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Grant or Custer!  America by 1892 was a far different nation than our forefather's founded.

The Pledge of Allegiance A Short History

by Dr. John W. Baer

Copyright 1992 by Dr. John W. Baer

Francis Bellamy (1855 - 1931), a Baptist minister, wrote the original Pledge in August 1892. He was a Christian Socialist. In his Pledge, he is expressing the ideas of his first cousin, Edward Bellamy, author of the American socialist utopian novels, Looking Backward (1888) and Equality (1897).

Francis Bellamy in his sermons and lectures and Edward Bellamy in his novels and articles described in detail how the middle class could create a planned economy with political, social and economic equality for all. The government would run a peace time economy similar to our present military industrial complex.

The Pledge was published in the September 8th issue of The Youth's Companion, the leading family magazine and the Reader's Digest of its day. Its owner and editor, Daniel Ford, had hired Francis in 1891 as his assistant when Francis was pressured into leaving his baptist church in Boston because of his socialist sermons. As a member of his congregation, Ford had enjoyed Francis's sermons. Ford later founded the liberal and often controversial Ford Hall Forum, located in downtown Boston.

In 1892 Francis Bellamy was also a chairman of a committee of state superintendents of education in the National Education Association. As its chairman, he prepared the program for the public schools' quadricentennial celebration for Columbus Day in 1892. He structured this public school program around a flag raising ceremony and a flag salute - his 'Pledge of Allegiance.'

His original Pledge read as follows: 'I pledge allegiance to my Flag and (to*) the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.' He considered placing the word, 'equality,' in his Pledge, but knew that the state superintendents of education on his committee were against equality for women and African Americans. [ * 'to' added in October, 1892. ]

Dr. Mortimer Adler, American philosopher and last living founder of the Great Books program at Saint John's College, has analyzed these ideas in his book, The Six Great Ideas. He argues that the three great ideas of the American political tradition are 'equality, liberty and justice for all.' 'Justice' mediates between the often conflicting goals of 'liberty' and 'equality.'

In 1923 and 1924 the National Flag Conference, under the 'leadership of the American Legion and the Daughters of the American Revolution, changed the Pledge's words, 'my Flag,' to 'the Flag of the United States of America.' Bellamy disliked this change, but his protest was ignored.

In 1954, Congress after a campaign by the Knights of Columbus, added the words, 'under God,' to the Pledge. The Pledge was now both a patriotic oath and a public prayer.

Bellamy's granddaughter said he also would have resented this second change. He had been pressured into leaving his church in 1891 because of his socialist sermons. In his retirement in Florida, he stopped attending church because he disliked the racial bigotry he found there.

What follows is Bellamy's own account of some of the thoughts that went through his mind in August, 1892, as he picked the words of his Pledge:

It began as an intensive communing with salient points of our national history, from the Declaration of Independence onwards; with the makings of the Constitution...with the meaning of the Civil War; with the aspiration of the people...

The true reason for allegiance to the Flag is the 'republic for which it stands.' ...And what does that vast thing, the Republic mean? It is the concise political word for the Nation - the One Nation which the Civil War was fought to prove. To make that One Nation idea clear, we must specify that it is indivisible, as Webster and Lincoln used to repeat in their great speeches. And its future?

Just here arose the temptation of the historic slogan of the French Revolution which meant so much to Jefferson and his friends, 'Liberty, equality, fraternity.' No, that would be too fanciful, too many thousands of years off in realization. But we as a nation do stand square on the doctrine of liberty and justice for all...

If the Pledge's historical pattern repeats, its words will be modified during this decade. Below are two possible changes.

Some prolife advocates recite the following slightly revised Pledge: 'I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all, born and unborn.'

A few liberals recite a slightly revised version of Bellamy's original Pledge: 'I pledge allegiance to my Flag, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with equality, liberty and justice for all.'


Juan Pujol Garcia: The WWII double agent who secretly controlled the war

Foreword by Bob Barney:  The United States (and England) has mastered propaganda and spying better than any country on earth!  Many of our most favorite movies were propaganda pieces for the US Government Casablanca for one. England had Oscar winning MRS MINIVER - the film that Goebbels feared! Winston Churchill credited Mrs Miniver with increasing American support for the war effort.   I spent two semesters in college learning about propaganda in films, way back in the mis 70's, and learned that the Nazi's tried to copy Hollywood, because they saw our movie industry, controlled by the US government was far superior to theirs.  

When it comes to spying and double agents, again we lead the world.  The best way to make an enemy fall for FAKE NEWS is to have a spy that they think is in their camp, really be a double agent.  When it comes to this so-called epidemic, did China get snookered?  Or did we... The jury is still out.

An example and History Lesson:

Juan Pujol Garcia: The WWII double agent who secretly controlled the war

 

Juan Pujol Garcia in the 7th Light Artillery uniform prior to the Spanish Civil War. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

This eccentric Spanish spy received medals of honor from both the Nazis and the Allies. How did he do it, and why?

In what might be one of history's greatest examples of unearned confidence, Garcia decided that in order to build a resume as a spy, he should gain the trust of the Nazis and feed them misinformation from within. At that time, the Spanish government was sympathetic to but unallied with the Nazi government, and it was easy to make contact with the German army.

He tricked a printer in Portugal into thinking he was a Spanish government official working at the local embassy and obtained a diplomatic visa, which he used to bolster a false identity as a Nazi supporter who regularly traveled to London on diplomatic business. Considering that Garcia spoke no English, this was a particularly bold lie.

The Nazis, however, bought Garcia's fabrication. They provided him with a crash course in spycraft, gave him £600 (equivalent to around $42,000 US today), and sent him on his way to London to recruit a network of spies. Without any English skills and with a fake passport, Garcia went to Lisbon, Portugal, instead.

Garcia had gotten what he wanted. He had gained the trust of the Nazis and was in contact with them. But now he had to supply them with misinformation. By combining publicly available information from newsreels, magazines, and tourists guides, Garcia fabricated seemingly realistic reports of life in London and British activities, ostensibly fabricated by an entirely fictional spy network he had accumulated in London. These reports weren't perfect, of course: at one point, he described how Glaswegians would do “anything for a litre of wine," which is very much not the Scottish beverage of choice.   Read the rest HERE

 


On This Date: Titanic sunk

Forgotten victims of the Titanic: One writer has traced her own relativer's story of

Julie Cook tells the tale of her great grandmother Emily Bessant's (top left) survival following the death of her husband William, pictured in a locket (bottom left), on board the Titantic. The 'unsinkable ship' was turned into the Hollywood movie by James Cameron,which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (right). Her stoicism is seen as a lesson for today's crisis.


Houston, We have a problem....

Houston, we have problem: Newly enhanced images and audio reveal the Apollo 13 crew preparing to return to Earth after the spacecraft's oxygen tank ruptured - on the 50th anniversary of the ill-fated Moon mission 

Newly restored images have been released to commemorate 50 years since the Apollo 13 space mission undertook a miraculous return to Earth despite an on-board explosion, which inspired the famous line 'Houston we've had a problem'. British image specialist Andy Saunders has given the images greater clarity by 'stacking' frames on top of each other, taken from 16mm moving film captured by the crew. The images show the remarkably calm NASA crew members - Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert - after the explosion that put their lives in jeopardy. 50 years on, surviving crew members Jim Lovell (main image, left) and Fred Haise (right) who never made it to the moon, have hailed the teamwork that enabled them to return safely to Earth. The incredible story was brought to the big screen in 1995 by Ron Howard in the film of the same name starring Tom Hanks and Bill Paxton (insert left).


Like King Nebuchadnezzar - Trump's Ego May Trip him up

First published almost two (2) years ago, and updated several months ago, I predicted that some of Trump's woes can be traced to his own arrogance.  Impeachment is a sham, but he lost some of his public support by his own actions and choices, especially this FAKE pandemic that he has been snookered by

Bob Barney

Beast4According to the Biblical book of Daniel, the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, who God called "His annotated king"  suffered from a mental illness, brought on by refusing to acknowledge God for his wealth,  lived in  isolated for seven years, in a state of insanity.  Why?  His ego!   Trump could learn for him.

Daniel on the Madness of Nebuchadnezzar

[4.29] At the end of the twelve months Nebuchadnezzar was walking about the royal palace of Babylon.

[4.30] The king spoke, saying, "Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?" 

[4.31] While the word was still in the king's mouth, a voice fell from heaven: "King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: "The kingdom has departed from you!"

[4.32] And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven years shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses." 

[4.33] That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.

[4.34] And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him Who lives forever: for His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation.

[4.35] All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, "What have You done?" 

[4.36] At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me.

[4.37] Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.

TRUMP's WORDS SIMILAR TO the ancient King of Babylon!

President Trump called himself the 'chosen one' to take on China and tweeted a quote calling him 'King of Israel' - fueling a hashtag to remove him for being unfit for office.


Germany—Modern Counterpart to Ancient Assyria

From the Book:

Book: America & Britain

Israel.1The great Assyrian Empire fell in 612 BC. The generally accepted theory among historians is that what remained of Assyria was subsequently absorbed into the Babylonian and Median Empires. Thus, it is assumed that the Assyrians no longer exist as a people—or do they? As this appendix will show, a remnant of the Assyrian people actually survived the destruction of their empire and reestablished themselves in Europe. We know them today as the modern Germans.

Ancient Assyria was the principal enemy of the northern House of Israel—ultimately destroying Samaria and taking the Israelites captive. As Assyria’s modern-day counterpart, Germany has been a thorn in the sides of both America and Britain—in two world wars. Today, Germany is again on the rise and is rapidly emerging as a dominant player on the world scene. Astonishingly, the Bible predicts that history will repeat itself: Germany, this time leading a powerful European super-state (Dan. 7:7, 23-24; Rev. 13:1-2; 17:12-13, 17), will resume its ancient Assyrian role as adversary of modern Israel. Indeed, the future of the Anglo-American nations—as well as the modern Jewish nation of Israel—is bound to that of Germany.

As brought out in Chapter 16, there is a definite duality to many of the biblical prophecies dealing with the nation of Israel. In Isaiah chapter 10, for example, we see that God chose to use the nation of Assyria as His “rod” of correction on the rebellious House of Israel (verses 5-6)—allowing Israel to be taken into captivity by that warring nation. But the chapter also indicates a second, much later captivity for Israel—also at the hands of the Assyrians. Isaiah speaks of a time when the Messiah will rule in righteousness from Jerusalem—clearly in the age to come (Isa. 11:1-10). Within that context, he writes:

“And it shall come to pass in that day”—the time of Christ’s return to deliver Israel and establish the Kingdom of God— “the LORD shall again set His hand, the second time, to recover the remnant of His people…. And He shall lift up a banner for the nations, and shall gather the outcasts of Israel and gather together the scattered ones of Judah from the four corners of the earth…. And there shall be a highway for the [return of the] remnant of His people, those left from Assyria, as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt” (verses 11-12, 16).

The prophet’s reference to a “second time” contrasts this latter-day deliverance with Israel’s original liberation from Egyptian slavery. But there are significant differences. In this modern-day captivity, Israel and Judah are mentioned independently—the “outcasts of Israel” and the “scattered ones of Judah.” Moreover, they are rescued not from Egypt or the Middle East, but from the “four corners of the earth”—indicating that this future exile is widespread. Finally, note that this latter-day remnant of captives are “left from Assyria.” To be sure, God will once again use the Assyrians—the “rod of His anger”—to bring corrective punishment on modern Israel: the Jewish nation and the Anglo-American peoples.

Back in Isaiah 10, God gives this comforting promise: “O My people who dwell in Zion”—or in America and Britain—“do not fear the Assyrians. They will strike you with the rod of defeat, and will lift up the staff of slavery against you just as Egypt did. But it will only last for a little while—and finally My indignation for your many sins will be satisfied, and My anger will then be turned to Assyria’s destruction. I will stir up a scourge against them like the great slaughter of the Midianites at the rock of Oreb; and as My rod was once lifted up over the Red Sea to deliver you from Egypt, I will likewise deliver you from Assyria. And in that day of My wrath [the Day of the Lord], you will again be released from bondage to slavery” (Isa. 10:24-27; author’s paraphrase).

As emphasized in Chapter 16, the northern ten tribes of Israel were never restored from their Assyrian captivity. Accordingly, this prophecy, and others like it, can only refer to a future captivity of modern Israel—the Anglo-American peoples, along with the Jews. Clearly, God has a future role for “Assyria.”1 Thus, contrary to historians, Assyria was not assimilated by other nations—its descendants must exist as a modern state.

History of Ancient Assyria

The original Assyrian nation developed from the ancient city-state of Ashur, which was named for its founder Asshur, a son of Shem2—one of Noah’s three sons (Gen. 10:1, 22; Asshur was a brother of Arphaxad, the progenitor of Abraham, Gen. 11:10–26). There is a connection between Nimrod, who was of Ham, and Assyria (Ashur and Assyria are essentially the same word; in fact, Asshur can refer to the man, the city, Assyria, or the Assyrians’ chief deity, which they worshipped as the god of war). In the KJV, Genesis 10:11 seems to say that Asshur built Nineveh, which became the foremost city of Assyria. But a widely-accepted alternate translation indicates that Nimrod was the founder: “Out of that land [Babylon] he [Nimrod] went forth to Assyria, and [he] built Nineveh.” Moreover, Micah 5:6 apparently refers to Assyria as the “land of Nimrod.” In his Old Testament History, Charles Pfeiffer writes that Nimrod “moved northward [from Babel] to [help] colonize Assyria, building Nineveh and other cities there.”3

Nevertheless, Asshur is credited with developing the region into a powerful empire—Assyria. Josephus writes: “Ashur lived at the city [of] Nineve; and named his subjects Assyrians, who became the most fortunate nation, beyond others.”4 Assyria literally means “land of Asshur” and denotes strength or power. As Josephus indicates, Assyria became a “most fortunate nation”—wealthy, militarily powerful, and dominant in the ancient Middle East.

Assyria eventually went into significant decline. Consequently, for about the next 1200 years, Egypt dominated the Middle East. But Assyria did not disappear. Around 1000 BC, the “neo-Assyrian” Empire began to emerge. This is the empire that would eventually conquer northern Israel, taking her tribes into captivity. By 800 BC, a resurgent Assyria was ready to dominate most of the then-known world. A new dynasty, commencing with Tiglath-pileser III in about 745 BC, brought Nineveh to the world stage. The Encyclopedia Britannica notes: “Under Tiglath-pileser III arose the second Assyrian empire, which differed from the first in its greater consolidation. For the first time in history, the idea of centralization was introduced into [state] politics…. The Assyrian forces became a standing army, which, by successive improvements and careful discipline, was molded into an irresistible fighting machine.”5

Almost every historian has noted the warmongering nature of the ancient Assyrians. In his History of the World, James McCabe writes that the Assyrians were a “fierce, treacherous race, delighting in the dangers of the chase and in war. The Assyrian troops were notably among the most formidable of ancient warriors.”6 The Cambridge Ancient History adds: “The might of Assyria is the characteristic feature of the new period which opens after the Iron Age has fully set in. She is a military state with a strong will and a deliberate [annexationist] policy, expanding in all directions, and forming one of the most remarkable empires of antiquity.”7

Ultimately, God used the Assyrians as the “rod of His anger”—to take the rebellious House of Israel into captivity. Shalmaneser V initiated a three-year siege (completed under Sargon II) in which Samaria fell in 722 BC. As a nation, Israel ceased to exist; its entire population was deported and relocated in distant lands—in Halah, Habor, Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes (II Kings 17:5-6).

But the mighty Assyrian Empire was soon to go into decline, having stretched itself militarily too thin. A growing Babylon and Media—aided by Israelite Scythians warriors—were bent on her destruction, which finally came in 612 BC with the fall of Nineveh. From this point historians believe the Assyrians disappeared from history, being mostly assimilated into the newly-dominant Babylonian Empire. There is evidence, however, that many Assyrians—including some of her nobles and military leaders—survived and migrated to the north.

Assyrian Migration Into Europe

Following the fall of Nineveh, a sizeable remnant of Assyrians fled to the west, taking refuge at an old fortress at Harran. Directly northwest of Nineveh, Harran was located near the Euphrates in what is today northern Syria.8 Pfeiffer writes: “The Assyrians retreated westward to the ancient city of Harran, but it too fell to the Babylonians and their allies [in] 610 BC.” The Assyrian king, Ashur-uballit II, tried to retake Harran but failed. Thus, “the fall of Harran was the final death blow to the Assyrian Empire.”9

Describing the end of the empire in stark detail, the prophet Nahum says her survivors were “scattered upon the mountains” (Nahum 3:18). This indicates that the Assyrians ultimately fled almost directly north to the only safe haven left—the mountains that spread across what is today Armenia and Georgia. Indeed, the Caucasus had served as a sanctuary for migrating Israelites just a few decades earlier. Concerning an earlier time, we read in II Kings 19 that Sennacherib, king of Assyria, was killed by his sons—who then fled “into the land of Armenia” (verses 36-37). Again, this shows that the rugged land between the Black and Caspian Seas was favored as a place of refuge.

The historian Sylax, from around 530 BC, wrote that “the [southern] coast of the Black Sea … is called Assyria.”10 But the Assyrian Empire never reached as far north as the Black Sea; Sylax could only be referring to “transitional” settlements along the coasts of the Black Sea that suggest an Assyrian migration out of the Middle East. From the Caucasus region, the Assyrians apparently migrated further north, to the upper shores of the Black Sea. Pliny the Elder (23–79 AD) wrote in his Natural History that, in his time, the “Assyriani” lived north of the Black Sea.11 This indicates an Assyrian migration into Europe. (Few tribes migrating out of the Middle East attempted to relocate to the east—for that overcrowded region was dominated by barbaric clans that were already beginning to invade Europe.) Aware of the various Celtic, Scythian, and Hunnish tribes that were steadily moving from the east into Europe, the Latin scholar Jerome (340-420 AD) wrote that “Assur also is joined with them.” Remember, Assur is another name for Assyria. Apparently, Jerome was an eyewitness to the Assyrian migration into Europe from areas around the Black Sea.12

It is evident that an Assyrian remnant survived the destruction of Nineveh and eventually made its way to the Caucasus-Black Sea region. Centuries later, these Assyrian clans—along with other so-called “Germanic” tribes, including Israelites—migrated into central and western Europe. Historians typically fail to connect displaced Assyrian survivors with the ancient tribes migrating into Europe from the east. But a number of researchers are now willing to consider the possibility that Assyrians did migrate into western Europe—and that they may well be predecessors of the modern Germans. For example, Steven Collins, whose work has been cited numerous times in this book, has come to the conclusion that “the Germanii… were originally Assyrians.”13 Moreover, in his 300-page book The Great German Nation, Craig White goes to great lengths to prove the Assyrian origin of the German peoples.

The History of Germany

Like the modern Israelites, the German people—who number over 100 million worldwide—are made up of numerous tribes. Today, most of them reside in Germany and Austria.

As part of the extensive Indo-European race, German tribes migrated into Europe from the Caucasus and Black Sea regions. Smith’s Classical Dictionary notes: “There can be no doubt that [the Germans] … migrated into Europe from the Caucasus and the countries around the Black and Caspian Seas.”14 Smith says they were described as being of tall stature with fair complexions, blue eyes, and blonde or red hair—much like those who settled the northern and eastern regions of Germany.

Much was written about the early German tribes that migrated into Europe throughout the first and second centuries AD, thanks primarily to the Roman historian Tacitus. Prior to his time, historical writings concerning the Germans are rather sketchy and often contradictory. One of the problems in researching the Germans is the term Germani (or Germanii). As Collins notes, “the term ‘German’ [or Germani] eventually came to be applied to many tribes of people migrating into Europe.”15 This is similar to how the term Scythian was used to describe a number of different nomadic clans. As numerous sources show, the Romans originally coined the term Germani in order to distinguish between invading Sarmatians and Israelite Scythians. With the appearance of non-Israelite Sarmatians in the region once occupied almost exclusively by Scythians, the Romans found it necessary to introduce a new name for those tribes they considered to be genuine Scythians. Strabo documents the change, explaining that germani was a Latin word meaning genuine or authentic in terms of race (from germanus, meaning “genuine” or “of the same parents”).16 The Romans were simply attempting to indicate that the Israelite-Scythians were the genuine Scythians, not the Sarmatians. But as Collins notes, the term came to be used almost indiscriminately of Indo-European clans in general, essentially only distinguishing them from the Asia hordes of the East. (Today, the word Germanic refers to any group that is part of the Indo-European language family.)

Consequently, while many historical references to Celtic or Scythian Israelites employ the term Germani (as found in the writings of Strabo, for example), it is also used by other writers to refer to non-Israelite clans— including Assyrians. Thus, when the reader sees Germani, it is often unclear as to the exact identity of the tribe being discussed.

However, as the bulk of the Scythian Germani began migrating into Scandinavia and the British Isles, they came to be primarily identified by clannish names: Angles, Saxons, Danes, etc. It appears that over time “Germani” came to refer more and more to the Caucasus-based tribes that remained behind to dominate western Europe—primarily the Assyrian- Germans. By the end of the last century BC, a sharp distinction was beginning to be drawn between what we now know as German clans and Israelite clans, especially those Celtic groups associated with Gaul. Thus, many later historians use the term Germani (as well as Germania) to refer not to Israelite (or other) clans, but to Assyrian Germani.

For example, the Encyclopedia Britannica Online notes that “it was not until the first century BC was well advanced that the Romans learned to distinguish precisely between the Germans and the Celts, a distinction that [was] made with great clarity by Julius Caesar.”17 Thus, “the concept of Germany as a distinct region in central Europe can be traced to the Roman commander Julius Caesar, who referred to the unconquered area east of the Rhine as Germania, thus distinguishing it from Gaul (France), which he had conquered.”18 Owing to the fierceness of the German tribes in this area, the Romans were unable to incorporate Germania into their empire. Caesar’s “Germania” included the area north of the upper Danube and east of the Rhine—not unlike the boundaries of today’s German state. The areas west of the Rhine were mainly Celtic.19 “Germania was inhabited by different tribes, most of them Germanic [here, the writer actually means German], but also some Celtic, proto-Slavic, Baltic, and Scythian peoples. The tribal and ethnic makeup changed over the centuries as a result of assimilation and, most importantly, migrations.”20 Indeed, as Israelite clans migrated further north into Scandinavia and west into the British Isles—or were pushed to the south into Gaul, etc.—the “tribal and ethnic makeup” of Germania became less diverse. In fact, once the German tribes arrested the westward drive of the Huns, their clans became dominant in the region—making Germania truly German.21

In describing some of the differences between the German tribes and the Celtic Gauls to their south, Caesar wrote: “The Gauls, although warlike, could be civilized, but the Germanic tribesmen were far more savage and were a [continual] threat to Rome.”22 After the fall of Rome in 476 AD, German clans began to expand to the south. As a consequence, subsequent “revivals” of the Roman Empire were heavily German.

Tacitus’ Germania, published in 98 AD, is in many ways a more complete account than the one provided by Caesar. Tacitus studied the clans that had settled along the empire’s northern frontier, carefully documenting their tribal distinctions. Key tribes noted by Tacitus include the Chatti, Chauci, Cherusci, Suebi, Semnones, Langobardi, Marcomanni, Treveri, Tungri, etc. The third century saw the emergence of a number of larger German tribes: the Alamanni, Bavarii, Frisii, Sicambri, and Thuringii.

Links Between Assyria and Germany

A number of connections exist between the ancient nation of Assyria and modern-day Germany—cultural, geographical, appearance-related, etc. Some demonstrate how Germany’s cultural history and national character— more than any other modern nation—resemble that of ancient Assyria.

Looking at Germany’s origins, for example, there is an interesting legend concerning the nation’s oldest city, Trier (located on the Mosel River in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany). While “official” records claim Trier was built by the Romans, the legend has it that Trier was built some 4000 years ago by the Assyrian prince Trebeta, a son of the Assyrian king Ninus (the name Trier is said to be derived from Trebeta). Translated, a medieval inscription on the façade of the “Red House” at Trier Market reads: “Thirteen hundred years before Rome, Trier stood; may it stand on and enjoy eternal peace; amen.” Archives state that Trebeta was the son of Ninus, a “king of Assyria.”23 Apparently, Trebeta left Assyria and led a group of colonizers to Europe, thus founding the Assyrian colony of Trier.

Rome was founded in 753 BC. This places the founding of Trier at around 2000 BC. In his History, Diodorus of Sicily confirms that Ninus was an Assyrian king.24 The Assyrian Nineveh means “abode of Ninus.” Since Nimrod apparently built Nineveh (Gen. 10:11), this suggests he was also known as Ninus—and Nimrod would have lived around 2000 BC. Is it possible that a son of Nimrod—the mighty hunter who founded Nineveh, the great city of ancient Assyria—actually founded Trier, thus establishing the location to which exiled Assyrians would later migrate?

Concerning physical appearance, when the ancient Greeks wanted to differentiate between Assyrians and other peoples living in Mesopotamia, they called the Assyrians Leucosyri—i.e., white or blonde. Strabo notes that the Germani inhabiting Europe were not only taller than the Celts, they also tended to have lighter, yellowish hair. These physical characteristics are still prevalent in the modern German race. 25

An important German tribe is the Chatti (or Hatti), which in the first century AD settled in the German area known today as Hesse. The Hatti are the ancestors of the modern Hessians—known for their warlike nature. (The British hired Hessian mercenaries to fight against the colonial army during the American Revolution.) The Cambridge (etc.) notes that the Hatti were anciently settled in “eastern Asia Minor” along the western edge of the Assyrian Empire and distinguishes them from the biblical Hittites, who were of Ham (the Hattic culture, like Assyria, was Semitic). Described as a “stolid, warlike folk,” the Hatti “could work several metals, notably silver, bronze, and iron.” Scholars believe that the Hatti were closely allied with the western part of the Assyrian Empire—so close, in fact, that the two are often viewed as synonymous.26

In the northwest region of the empire lay Cilicia, “the province on which Assyria principally depended for the all-important metal trade.”27 The province was part of the Hattic region of southeastern Asia Minor—and the Hatti were, as noted, skilled in metal work. The apostle Paul was born in Tarsus of Cilicia (Acts 21:39). Interestingly, a map of pre-World War II Germany will show an eastern province named Silesia.28 The spelling is slightly different, but Silesia is pronounced exactly as Cilicia. Was the Hattic “Cilicia” transplanted to Germany by Hattic-Assyrians migrating to Europe, becoming the modern area of “Silesia”?

Strabo records that an area of Asia Minor was called Prusa. Collins writes, “If we see in their name the ancestors of the warlike Prussians who later settled in eastern Germany, it is possible that [the people of Prusa] were descendants of Assyrians … during Assyria’s period of dominance in the region [of Asia Minor].”29 Did survivors of Assyrian Prusa migrate to Europe to become the modern Prussians?

And what of the warlike natures of both the ancient Assyrians and the modern Germans? The Britannica states that “Assyrian policy was directed towards the definite objective of reducing the whole civilized world into a single empire and thereby throwing its trade and wealth into Assyrian hands.”30 This is uncannily similar to the “Reich” mentality championed by past German regimes. Indeed, it is apparent that the Assyrians had a “master race” mentality, as is suggested in Isaiah 10: “Are not all of my princes kings?” (verse 8). The Assyrians ruled harshly over those they conquered, and subjected leaders were forced to bow to the Assyrian kings.31 Moreover, the Assyrians were highly nationalistic and functioned quite well under a centralized autocratic authority. Similarly, as a confederation of states or provinces, the Germans have always demonstrated a desire to dominate other nations. In fact, the German people have, more than once, believed themselves to be the “Herrenvolk”—the master race.

After the fall of Rome, German clans began to expand their sphere of influence—while growing increasingly imperialistic and utilizing a fully totalitarian style of governing; moreover, the Germans assimilated the newly formed “Christian” religion of the Romans. As the new “heirs of Rome,” the Germans under Charlemagne gave birth to the Holy Roman Empire of 800 AD. This eventually led to the centuries-long German First Reich (962-1806 AD, also called the Holy Roman Empire). The Second Reich was the Imperial German Empire of 1871 to 1918, a union of 25 German states organized under a Prussian king; the third was Hitler’s Nazi regime from 1933 to 1945.

To find Germany spearheading the effort to unite Europe today is not surprising—as this idea has been part of the German cultural heritage for more than a thousand years!

Resurgent Germany: A Future Fourth Reich?

The evidence is undeniable: The origins of modern-day Germany can be traced to the ancient nation of Assyria. Not only does history itself support this conclusion, but the culture and national character of Germany argue in favor of it as well. Not content to simply blend into the fabric of a united Europe, Germany is the undisputed leader of the continent. Given its past history, will we see Germany again try to dominate Europe and exert its influence on the world? The Bible says that is exactly what will happen.

When viewed over a period of several centuries, history reveals a marked tendency of the German people to undergo periodic and dramatic transformations in national character—with corresponding shifts in national direction. Such transformations have been nationalistic in nature, and often militaristic. Peter Zeihan notes this tendency for German history to run in cycles. He writes that “as Germany rises, the powers on its periphery buckle under its strength and are forced to pool resources in order to beat back Berlin. As Germany falters, the [resultant] power vacuum at the middle of the Continent allows the countries on Germany’s borders to rise in strength and become major powers themselves. Since the formation of the first ‘Germany’ in 800 [AD], this cycle has set the tempo and tenor of European affairs. A strong Germany means consolidation followed by a catastrophic war; a weak Germany creates a multilateral concert of powers and multi-state competition…. For Europe, this cycle of German rise and fall has run its course three times—the Holy Roman Empire, Imperial Germany, and Nazi Germany—and is only now entering its fourth iteration with the reunified Germany.”32

Why this German tendency? Shaped largely by a mythology offering no authentic national purpose, Germany is a nation “searching for a cause.” An inherent void seems to exist that has historically only been filled by dominating other peoples. That void was once filled by the Holy Roman Empire, and in the last century by Hitler’s National Socialist movement. Today, European unification appears to be Germany’s new cause. And, as the German nation increasingly takes center stage in European politics, many are wondering what kind of crisis it might take to push the country into an aggressive-dominant role.

Hitler rose to power during the turmoil of a worldwide depression, but his ideas were drawn from long-standing German values and traditions. For Germans, nationalistic pride and the “master race” mentality go hand-in -hand. These traditions tend to surface when the collective German mind is rallied by a real or perceived national crisis. The result can be a resurgent aggressiveness and a reawakening of past warlike behavior.

European statesmen—including German leaders—are not ignorant of these German tendencies. Concerned about what European unity might ultimately look like, Margaret Thatcher, British prime minister from 1979 to 1990, famously warned Europe: “You have not anchored Germany to Europe; you have anchored Europe to a newly dominant, unified Germany. In the end, my friends, you’ll find it will not work.” Helmut Kohl— chancellor of West Germany from 1982 to 1990, and of Germany from 1990 to 1998—was a champion of European unity. In 1994, he warned: “Never again must there be a destabilizing vacuum of power in central Europe. If European integration were not to progress, Germany might be called upon, or tempted by its own security constraints, to try to effect the [necessary] stabilization on its own and in the traditional [i.e., militaristic] way.”

What a profound warning from one of Germany’s greatest modern-day leaders! Indeed, the endless edicts and treaties issued by a faceless EU bureaucracy in Brussels have not fostered real European unity. The success of the euro is currently in peril and momentum towards a unified Europe is in danger of stalling. But be certain of this: Germany will not give up on its ambitions for a pan-European federation. Should a real European crisis present itself, Germany will no doubt be quick to stand in the gap!33

Following the principle of prophetic duality (see Chapter 16), the Bible speaks of Assyria in the end times. These passages refer to Germany. As other passages indicate, Germany in the latter days will head up a “super union” of European nations. To be sure, Germany’s return to power in the years since World War II is no accident. “Assyria” is being prepared to once again serve as God’s “rod of correction” against the modern nations of Israel—the United States, Great Britain, and the Jewish nation.

People today scoff at the suggestion that Germany could ever again threaten the West. After all, Germany is now one of America’s top allies. But they are wrong for two reasons. First, the “blessings and curses” chapters of the Bible (Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26) show that God will not bring this Assyrian “nation of fierce countenance” against the Anglo-American nations until He has first reduced us to less than third-world status through unimaginable financial collapse and violent social unrest—not to mention pandemic disease and widespread famine. As inconceivable as it may seem, there will come a time very soon when even America will be no match for this developing European superpower.

Secondly, Germany—while rapidly growing as an economic and military power in its own right—will not act alone, but will head up what is tantamount to a revived Holy Roman Empire. The prophet Daniel describes this world-dominating coalition as a powerful economic and war-making machine—one that will ultimately be destroyed by Christ at His coming and replaced by the Kingdom of God (Dan. 2:40-44; 7:7, 19-27; Rev. 17:12-14). This European “beast power” will rise out of the ashes of the old Holy Roman Empire—and, true to form, will feature a powerful religious element (Rev. 13).34

Led by modern Assyria, this “beast” system will dominate the entire world for a brief period of time, ultimately subjugating the American and British peoples. It will also occupy the modern Jewish state of Israel—just as foreshadowed by the Roman occupation of Jerusalem in 69-70 AD. As Revelation 11:2 says, Jerusalem will be “trodden under foot” for 42 months by this Gentile power.

But God will not allow the destruction of the very city where He has forever placed His name—nor will He allow His chosen nation to be utterly destroyed. God’s promises to Abraham are immutable: Through Christ, He will powerfully act to save Israel during this end-time crisis so that she may yet become the premier model nation of God in the age to come.

God will use modern Assyria to execute His judgment on the nations of latter-day Israel—America, Britain, and the Jewish state. Yet this German-led war-making coalition will not realize that they are being used by God. Isaiah 10:7 brings this out—“this [corrective punishment] is not what he intends, nor does he have this [divine purpose] in mind” (NRSV). In other words, Germany will not see itself as an instrument of God’s righteous judgment. The same verse continues, “but it is in his very nature to destroy many nations” (author’s paraphrase). Failing to perceive its God-ordained role, Germany will fully give in to its war-like nature; in prideful arrogance, Germany will imagine that it has acted by its own strength and shrewdness as it sets about to fully destroy modern Israel.

But God will deliver Israel and quickly turn to punish Germany, destroying its armies in a single day (verses 12-19). God says through Isaiah, “I will break Assyria in My land, and upon My mountains, and trample him under foot. Then his yoke shall be removed from [Israel], and his burden shall be taken off their shoulders” (Isa. 14:25).35

Of this time, the prophet writes: “And it shall come to pass, in that day [of your deliverance] … you shall be gathered one by one, O children of Israel…. In that day a great ram’s horn shall be blown, and those perishing in the land of Assyria shall come, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt shall come, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mountain at Jerusalem” (Isa. 27:12-13).

Remember, these prophecies could never apply to Israel of old—as the ten tribes were never brought back from their Assyrian captivity. These passages can only refer to a future time of crisis on modern-day Israel at the hands of modern-day Assyria.

The prophet Zechariah tells of these future developments:

“I will strengthen the house of Judah [the modern State of Israel] and I will save the house of Joseph [Britain and America]—I will restore them because of the mercy I have for them. It shall be as though I had never cast them off; for I am the LORD their God, and I will answer them [in their time of trouble]. Ephraim shall once again be a mighty one, and their hearts shall rejoice as through wine. Their children shall see this and be glad, and their heart shall rejoice in the LORD. I will call for them and gather them—for I have redeemed them. They shall increase and become numerous once again. Though I have scattered them among the nations [in corrective punishment], they will remember Me—even in distant lands. They and their children will survive, and they will return to Me. I will deliver them out of the land of Egypt, and I will gather them out of Assyria. I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon, until there is no room left…. And I will humble the proud Assyrians, and the scepter of Egypt shall be no more. I will strengthen My people in the LORD, and they shall live in My name” (Zech. 10:6–12; author’s paraphrase).

Amazingly, the Bible also shows that God will yet use Germany as a leading nation for peace in the age to come. “In that day, Israel shall be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, ‘Blessed be My people Egypt, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance’ ” (Isa. 19:24–25).

APPENDIX 9 NOTES

1. Modern-day “Assyria” will not only serve as God’s “rod of correction”
on end-time Israel, they will play a wonderful role in the kingdom age (see
Isa. 19:24–25).


2. The word “Semitic” is an adjective derived from the name Shem—or,
more precisely, from the Greek version, Sem. Thus, the Assyrians were (and
are) of Semitic origin.


3. Charles E. Pfeiffer, Old Testament History, p. 22.


4. Flavius Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, bk. 1, ch. 6, sec. 4. In ancient
times, legendary figures such as Asshur were worshipped as gods. Thus,
Assur became the supreme god of the Assyrian pantheon.


5. The Encyclopedia Britannica (1911 edition), www.1911encyclopedia.org/
Babylonia_and_Assyria


6. James McCabe, History of the World, vol. 1, p. 155. In The Great
German Nation, Craig White notes that the Assyrian armies were highly
“submissive to their centralized authority.” He writes: “Their military
discipline and political organization were unique in the Semitic world” (p.
72). Concerning their love of war, he adds: “The kings of Assyria, far from
hiding their barbarity, loved to boast of their shocking cruelty during
military campaigns … for war was their favorite occupation” (p. 79).


7. Cambridge Ancient History, vol. 3, “The Assyrian Empire,” p. 1


8. Cambridge, p. 130


9. Pfeiffer, pp. 385, 343


10. Sylax, the Greek explorer, is quoted by Dr. Herman L. Hoeh in his 1969
Compendium of World History, vol. 2, p. 4. The Greek historian Diodorus
Siculus of Sicily also records that the Assyrians had settled along the
southern coast of the Black Sea near Pontus.

11. Pliny, Natural History, vol. 4, section 12, p. 183; quoted by Hoeh, p. 4.


12. Craig M. White, The Great German Nation, p. 95. White is quoting
from Jerome’s Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, letter 123, sec. 16. Jerome
was partly borrowing a phrase from Psalm 83:8.


13. Steven Collins, The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel—Found!, p. 341


14. Smith’s Classical Dictionary, “Germania”; quoted by Hoeh, p. 3.


15. Collins, p. 343


16. Edmund Filmer, “Our Scythian Ancestors,” www.ensignmessage.com/
archives/scythianancestors.html; Des Thomas, America—the Last Frontier
for Manasseh, p. 117.


17. www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/231063/Germanic-peoples


18. wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Germany


19. wikipedia.org/wiki/Germania


20. wikipedia.org/wiki/Germania


21. Essentially, the term German was a name thrust upon the Assyrian-
Germani. It was not at all a name of their choosing. By the end of the tenth
century AD, the term diutisc came to be used of Germans—from which is
derived the modern deutsch, meaning “of the people.” Today, Germans call
themselves Deutsch and their country Deutschland. Dr. Hoeh links the name
deutsch to an individual named “Tuisco” or “Tuitsch,” noting that early
annals identify him as “the progenitor of all Germans” (Compendium, p. 5).
Though the evidence is sketchy, other researchers link Tuitsch with Asshur.


22. wikipedia.org/wiki/Germania


23. wikipedia.org/wiki/Trier


24. Diodorus Siculus, Library of History; referenced by Hoeh, p. 4.


25. On the Assyrian Leucosyri, see Hoeh, p. 4. Strabo (Geography, 7.1.2) is
referenced in William Fink’s “Classical Records and German Origins,” part
1, p. 4; see www.christogenea.org/essays/classical-records-and-germanorigins-
part-one.


26. Cambridge, pp. 153-154. White (who refers to these Hatti as Hittites) notes that the Assyrian Empire “stretched into and absorbed” the Hattic colonies and that the two had become so interrelated that the Hatti were considered Assyrian (p. 105). Moreover, he writes that “the iron cross and the swastika sun-cross … feature very prominently in [Hattic] art and daily life. The double-headed eagle … featured also prominently, as did the extended arm salute.” He notes that Hattic artwork shows men raising their arms in a salute to a seated deity (p. 106). These same symbols also featured prominently in Hitler’s Nazi regime.

27. Cambridge, p. 43


28. Dr. Herman L. Hoeh, “Germany in Prophecy,” Plain Truth (Jan. 1963).
Silesia is a region of central Europe centered in the upper Oder Valley, now
largely in southwestern Poland.


29. Collins, p. 342


30. Babylonia and Assyria


31. The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, for example, depicts five subdued
kings prostrate before the Assyrian king. See wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_
Obelisk_of_Shalmaneser_III.


32. White, p. 9, quoting Peter Zeihan in an article on Russia, “The Coming
Era of Russia’s Dark Rider” (2007).


33. Russia’s recent power grab in the Ukraine already has Brussels
clamoring for a unified EU military. As Russia continues in its efforts to
resurrect its old Soviet Empire, Europe will increasingly find itself
threatened. Eventually, some kind of crisis—political, economic, military,
or a combination thereof—will cause Germany to assume an aggressive
leadership position, ultimately leading to a European super-state.


34. Daniel also refers to this end-time “beast” as the “king of the
north” (Dan. 11:40). Prophetic perspectives are always given from the
vantage point of Jerusalem. Ancient Assyria was north of Jerusalem; the
Seleucid empire of Antiochus Epiphanes (the “king of the north” in type)
was to the north; and, of course, Rome and Germany are northwest of
Palestine. Bible prophecy also refers to a “king of the south” (Dan. 11:40),
which in the latter days will likely be an Arab union led by Egypt. The
biblical “kings of the east” (Rev. 16:12) represent an Asian conglomeration
led by Russia and China (compare Dan. 11:44).


35. Similarly, when the Assyrians came against Jerusalem during the reign
of Hezekiah, God delivered the city by destroying virtually the entire
Assyrian army in a single night (II Kings 19; note verses 34-35).