16 April 2013

One-Two Punch

6 Iyyar 5773
Day 21 of the Omer

"One-two punch:" A combination of two blows delivered in rapid succession in boxing, especially a left lead followed by a right cross.

I think that's what we saw yesterday in the United States. Hashem delivered a "one-two punch" starting with an economic "lead" followed by a terrorist "cross."

Earlier in the day, the headlines looked like this...


Investors Bail Amid Collapse...


Worst two-day loss since 1983...

DOW skids -266...

And by late afternoon, they looked like this...


'Somebody's leg flew by my head'...

'Like War Zone'...

To every such major event, there is a message for the Jews. And timing is everything. It's part of the message, too. Unfortunately, without prophecy, we can only speculate. But, speculate we must because to do otherwise is to ignore it and I do not suggest ignoring Hashem's repeated attempts to communicate. As we see from the Passover story, He does not stop until He gets what He wants from us and the messages become more dire over time.

Both events are pictures of collapse - one of the economy and the other of civilization - and they both portend worse in the future. Edom/Rome is at its end. It is only hanging on now for the sake of the Jews. Just like Egypt's final collapse came when all the Jews left, so it will be with Edom/Rome.

The sky over America is falling - one or two pieces at a time.


For what it's worth, despite initial reports of a Saudi student being under suspicion for the bombings, my money is on a domestic source.  It was "Tax Day" (April 15th) - the day when all Americans must have paid their income tax tribute to the Federal Government - and it was Patriots Day in the State of Massachusetts (of which Boston is the capital) - the commemoration of two battles which took place there and which marked the opening shots of the American Revolution, a war which was fought over taxation issues.  And let's not forget the significance of the city of Boston to American patriots.  The modern American Tea Party movement takes its name from the famous Boston Tea Party of 1773 which protested an unfair tax on tea.


  1. I'd just like to add here that by saying "domestic source," I'm not ruling out the USG itself.

  2. Interesting "coincidences" at Boston Marathon bomb event:

    From April 12th: Boston to Deploy Mass-Casualty Tablet Device During Marathon

    ...the Boston Globe tweeted today, "Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities."

    UM Coach: Bomb Sniffing Dogs, Spotters on Roofs Before Explosions

    Learn more:

  3. I think you are right about a disgruntled american. In fact, I commented elsewhere about it: Wait, they'll end up pinning this on a so-called right-wing group (Boston/Tea Party/Tax Day/Patriots' Day) blaming the Tea Party ....

    Even Pres Obama is thinking along those lines.

  4. oh please-you are parroting the arguments of the left wing here in America by pinning it on "disgruntled Americans" who did it because of tax day/patriots day. What more of an excuse does a terrorist need to bomb the boston marathon other than the fact that it was the boston marathon where there would be tons of people. etc. No terrorist sat there and said..."hmmm it's tax day/patriots day, where should we attack??" They said, we want to attack America and Boston is a city with relatively low security and there will be tons of casualties. The pressure bombs were described in Al Qaeda's "Imagine" magazine. This has Islamo-fascist written all over this.

  5. Finrod - I am not "parroting" anyone. I did not hear this somewhere. These are the facts...

    1. It was tax day.
    2. It was Patriots Day.
    3. It took place in Boston, a place of revolutionary importance.

    One of three conclusions can be drawn from this...

    1. The bombing was planned by someone to whom these facts are significant, i.e. revolutionaries.(Domestic)

    2. The bombing was planned to LOOK LIKE it was perpetrated by someone to whom these facts are important, i.e. USG.(Domestic)

    3. It's all purely coincidental. (Domestic OR foreign)