I have taken a three month assignment in Texas (pronounced Tayhaas), so I have to finish my wife's Subaru project and then bust a trail for the Lone Star until Christmas. It will be a hard thing to witness the political mess from there - this election will likely be a humdinger, so any tickets or long-term things I buy will be fully refundable. I am still looking very strongly at the events in the Middle East. It is volatile - and things will only get worse. I mentioned the stroke of a former Israeli leader, Ariel Sharon (not Yitzak Rabin). The head rabbi of Israel predicted that, when he finally died after being in a coma for years, that the coming of Messiach was close. This was the same leader who said the name of this Messiah would be Yeshuah (or Jesus). Here is the wiki on him:
Sharon was a commander in the Israeli Army from its creation in 1948. As a soldier and then an officer, he participated prominently in the 1948 War of Independence, becoming a platoon commander in the Alexandroni Brigade and taking part in many battles, including Operation Bin Nun Alef. He was an instrumental figure in the creation of Unit 101 and the reprisal operations, as well as in the 1956 Suez Crisis, the Six-Day War of 1967, the War of Attrition, and the Yom-Kippur War of 1973. As Minister of Defense, he directed the 1982 Lebanon War.
Sharon was considered the greatest field commander in Israel's history, and one of the country's greatest military strategists. After his assault of the Sinai in the Six-Day War and his encirclement of the Egyptian Third Army in the Yom Kippur War, the Israeli public nicknamed him "The King of Israel".
Upon retirement from the military, Sharon entered politics, joining the Likud, and served in a number of ministerial posts in Likud-led governments in 1977–92 and 1996–99. He became the leader of the Likud in 2000, and served as Israel's prime minister from 2001 to 2006.
From the 1970s through to the 1990s, Sharon championed construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. However, as Prime Minister, in 2004–05 Sharon orchestrated Israel's unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Facing stiff opposition to this policy within the Likud, in November 2005 he left Likud to form a new party, Kadima. He had been expected to win the next election and was widely interpreted as planning on "clearing Israel out of most of the West Bank", in a series of unilateral withdrawals. After suffering a stroke on January 4, 2006, Sharon remained in a permanent vegetative state until his death in January 2014.
So, here we are. He has been dead for over two years now. Now we have another Israeli leader stroking out. I don't know why, but I feel that this is also significant. These leaders played key roles in the saving of Israel in key points in their history. Ariel Sharon was there in the Six Day War - which I also find significant. A war that lasts only SIX days - since when has that ever happened before? It resulted in the capture of the Temple Mount and the fulfilment of the Rabbi Ben Samuel prophecy on the 50th year since the Holy Land saw the end of the reign of the Turks, in 1917 - just as predicted. Six days represents the start of a rest. The final Jubilee Cycle represents the end of an era and the start of a rest. A rest to last 1,000 years in the final 7th "Day" of the manned history of this earth.