Mike Pence drops out, Turkey threatens war with Israel, Maine shooter committed suicide

It’s Monday, October 30th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)

By Adam McManus

Israel’s attack on Gaza commences

Israel has deployed ground troops and tanks in Gaza after bombarding 150 “underground targets” said to harbor Hamas Muslim terrorists across the north of the region. More vehicles and thousands of troops are gathering in Israeli border towns, reports The Daily Mail.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said: “The operation in Gaza is to continue until there is a new order.”

Israel is beginning to allow humanitarian aid to access southern Gaza while bombarding the north, amid claims it had killed two ‘spearhead’ Hamas commanders,  including an architect of the October 7th attacks that killed 1,400 Israelis.

Hind al-Khudary, a journalist in central Gaza and one of a few people with cell phone service, said, “The bombs were everywhere, the building was shaking.”

Turkey threatens war with Israel

On Saturday, Turkish president Recep Erdoğan threatened war with Israel in a speech at a pro-Palestine rally, reports The Express.

And when he said that it could “come at any night unexpectedly” his comment was met with ecstatic reception from hundreds of thousands of attendees. The crowd responded with the chant: “Turkish military to Gaza.”


(audio of Erdoğan and crowd’s chant)

Erdoğan told attendees that Israel was responsible for war crimes, and framed Hamas, the Muslim terrorist group, as “freedom fighters.”

Mike Pence drops out of presidential race

In an appearance on Saturday at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual gathering in Las Vegas, former Vice President Mike Pence dropped a bombshell, reports the Associated Press.

PENCE: “Last June, I announced my intention to seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States because I believe this country is in a lot of trouble. I was raised to believe that to whom much is given, much will be required. And with everything our country is facing, I just couldn’t sit this one out.

“But the Bible tells us that there’s a time for every purpose under Heaven. And traveling across the country over the past six months, I came here to say it’s become clear to me, this is not my time. So, after much prayer and deliberation, I have decided to suspend my campaign for president effective today. (crowd groans)

“Now, I’m leaving this campaign, but let me promise you: I will never leave the fight for conservative values and I will never stop fighting to elect principled, Republican leaders to every office in the land. So help me God!” (applause and cheering)

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

Pence had struggled to raise money and gain traction in the polls.

PENCE: “And finally, we thank God for His amazing grace. It gave us the courage to step forward so many years ago, and the wisdom to step aside.  My fellow Republicans, thank you for your kindness, your support, and your prayers over these many years. (applause) As we go home to Indiana, let me assure you that we leave here with optimism and faith.

“We don’t know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future. And with faith in Him, and boundless confidence in all of you, we know the best days for America, and our most cherished ally, Israel, are yet to come. Thank you. God bless you.”

Maine shooter committed suicide

Almost 48 hours after a mass shooting broke Lewiston, Maine, forcing it into lockdown, the trail took police to a recycling center in Lisbon, reports the New York Post.

Robert Card, the 40-year-old Army reservist, who killed 18 people at a bowling alley and a bar, was found dead of a self-inflicted wound in an empty, locked trailer.

On Friday night, at 10:45pm, three hours after his body was discovered, Maine Democrat Governor Janet Mills made the announcement.

MILLS: “I stand here tonight to simply report that the Maine State Police have located the body of Robert Card in Lisbon. He is dead. I’ve called President Biden to inform him about this news. I’ve informed Senator [Angus] King, Senator [Susan] Collins. This discovery is entirely thanks to the hundreds of local, county, state, and federal law enforcement members from all over, people who searched tirelessly to arrive at this moment.”

Card had worked at the business until late last spring, when he left voluntarily.

The business’ main property had been checked and cleared twice by local police, but officers did not learn until later in the search that there was an overflow parking lot across the street.

As for why Card chose his targets, Public Safety Commissioner Michael Sauschuck said it was likely due to paranoia, that “people were talking about him and there may even have been some voices at play,” reports Spectrum Local News.

Last summer, Card underwent a mental health evaluation after he began acting erratically during Army training. A bulletin sent to police across the country shortly after the attack said Card had been committed to a mental health facility for two weeks after “hearing voices and threats to shoot up” a military base.

The Lewiston shootings were the 36th mass killing in the United States this year. 

Jewish college students trapped in NY library by pro-Palestinian protestors

And finally, the Israeli-Hamas War is spilling over into America.

On Thursday, a group of Jewish students took shelter in a library at Cooper Union in New York City as a group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators loudly chanted “free Palestine” outside, reports CBS New York.

The school officials closed the library’s doors for 20 minutes at 4:00pm to protect the Jewish students.

Taylor Lent, a Cooper Union Jewish sophomore, said this.

LENT: “The librarians ran over to us and they were, like, ‘We tried to warn you, but we just got notice that they’re coming down.’”

Another concerned female Jewish student spoke to CBS New York.

STUDENT: “It was tense. People were nervous. They were specifically acting very aggressive in those spaces where outwardly Jewish students were sitting.”

And a Jewish male student, who was wearing a yarmulke, expressed his concern.

MALE STUDENT: “I genuinely don’t know what would’ve happened if the doors were left open.”

The pro-Palestinian demonstrators — many of whom were carrying Palestinian flags and signs which said “Zionism Hands Off Our Universities” were initially headed to the office of the Cooper Union President, reports the New York Post.


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