Thursday, February 24, 2011

Updates From The Middle East:

IAF aircraft strike terrorists in Gaza

Palestinians reported that the IAF also attacked a large number of targets, including in Gaza City. Witnesses reported a "constant noise of fighter jets over Gaza."

The IDF confirmed the attack and said that direct targets were identified and that the attacks were carried out in response to the rocket fire.

Quartet tries new Israeli-Palestinian peace bid

Envoys from the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia are hoping to hold separate meetings with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to try to revive peace talks, the U.N.'s Mideast coordinator said Thursday,

With many Mideast countries preoccupied by anti-government protests, Serry said the Israelis and Palestinians may want to wait to see "what kind of a new Middle East" emerges.

Asked what the Quartet could do that the United States and its mediator George Mitchell couldn't do to revive negotiations, Serry said, "I believe we can help the parties by bringing some suggestions to them which could be a basis for those negotiations."

He refused to provide any details of the suggestions saying the Quartet wants to discuss them first with the Israelis and Palestinians.

Israel navy plans to defend Med gas fields

Israel's navy is drawing up plans to protect the state's new-found strategic resource, a natural gas bonanza in the eastern Mediterranean, parts of which Lebanon and the Palestinians claim.

Israeli navy will present the plan to the general staff of the Israel military in March. If it is approved, it will be sent to the government for a final decision.

Given the extent to which the deep-water gas finds off the coast of northern Israel made over the last three years will transform Israel's economy, it is unlikely Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's coalition will reject the naval blueprint.

The blueprint will involve the protection of offshore drilling vessels and production platforms, undersea pipelines and the like within Israel's maritime economic zone.

The fields, holding an estimated 25 trillion cubic meters of gas, will eventually supply 70 percent of Israel's energy needs for producing electricity as well as generate billions of dollars in exports.

And that fact alone could pull Russia into a conflict with Israel, as these gas and oil findings threaten Russian plans for energy dominance in the region. To add to this mix is "Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon:

The main threat to the gas fields now comes from the Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon and Palestinian groups, particularly Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

But the arrival in the Mediterranean of the 1,100-ton Iranian frigate Alvand, armed with torpedoes and C-802 anti-ship missiles, and the 33,000 replenishment ship Kharg on Tuesday caused jitters in Israel.

Israel already faces security problems regarding the gas fields. Lebanon, its northern neighbor with whom the Jewish state is still technically at war, claims the gas fields stretch into its waters.

Hezbollah, which fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006, has warned it won't allow Israel to "plunder" Lebanese resources. Israel has made it clear it will use military force to defend its gas fields.

And more news on the finding of a nuclear facility near Damascus:

Report: Satellite images expose covert Syria nuclear facility

The report, relating to a compound outside the town of Marj as Sultan, near Damascus, said that the facility was intended for "processing uranium yellowcake into uranium tetrafluoride (UF4)."

"This facility could have been related to the process of making fuel for the planned al Kibar reactor," the report stated, citing the location of the reactor Israel bombed.

ISIS claimed, in addition, that the photos also uncovered Syrian attempts to conceal their nuclear attempts.

Glyn Davies, Washington's IAEA envoy, said in a speech posted on the U.S. mission's website on Friday it was "urgent and essential" that Syria heed UN inspectors' requests for extended access to sites, personnel and material.

"Absent clear action by Syria to cooperate fully with the IAEA, we are rapidly approaching a situation where the (IAEA) board (of governors) and secretariat must consider all available measures and authorities...," he said.

Syria is seen as unlikely to yield to a special inspection. Diplomats and analysts believe the IAEA will refrain from escalating the dispute at a time of rising tension with Iran, which the West suspects of seeking nuclear weapons.

Things are happening very fast now in the Middle East. I found one quote above particularly interesting:

"We may want to see what kind of New Middle East emerges" before continuing with further peace talks. That says it all doesn't it?

Because we just don't know what exactly will emerge - only that whatever leadership does emerge in these various countries will join alliances against Israel. That much we do know.


Anonymous said...

Scott >>> Next week is March already.

As u know, that will put this world
down to 2 months until 14 MAY 2011,
which is Israel's 63rd birthdate.

I know it says in Daniel 9 that the
END will come in like a flood.
I noticed that all this stuff
DID NOT really happen until after
01 JAN 2011....

what do U think of that ??

Please tell me, since I think
there is a reason.

If I am right about that, then
March could be much worse.

We will see

Stephen in Hawaii !!!!

Expected Imminently said...


Daniel 9:26 ‘…the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood…’

“…This means that the end of Jerusalem and the Temple shall be the result of a ‘flood’. Whenever the figure of a flood is used symbolically, it is always a symbol of a military invasion. Jerusalem was destroyed by a Roman military invasion, first under Vespasian and then under Titus”.

‘…And till the end of the war desolations are determined’.

“For the remainder of the INTERVAL before the start of the seventieth seven, the land was characterised by war. This has certainly been true throughout the history of the Middle East. As a result of the wars, ‘desolations are determined’ or decreed by God.

(We are still in the INTERVAL)
The third subdivision of the 70 x 7 is the last seven, the seventieth seven, and is dealt with in verse 27”.

27.’Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate’.

“This last seven is a total of seven years and is the same seven years as the Great Tribulation…

The verse states ’Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week’ [one seven].

This is the starting point of the seventieth seven… the a/c will make a ‘firm covenant’. He will make it firm; he will make it strong. The Hebrew word does not mean to ‘renew’ an existing covenant, but to make an original one containing ‘strong’ guarantees…. This is the starting point of the Great Tribulation the signing of a seven-year covenant (not the Rapture, after which) … it may be some time before the Tribulation starts…it states the covenant is made with ‘many; not with ALL, but with ‘many’. The Hebrew text uses a definite article meaning THE many. This is THE leadership of ISRAEL that will be empowered to sign covenants of this nature…”

The Footsteps of the Messiah by Dr.A.G. Fruchtenbaum. Chapter 9 Pages196-199.

DrNofog said...


I noticed that U started using those funny little ditto thingies [""] again, to make the context clear.
Keep up the good work...

Anonymous said...

Dear expected......I can understand
your reasoning, BUT I will stay
with MY convictions....why ??

cause look at the evidence Sir....

EVER SINCE 01 Jan 2011, things have
SPEED UP really fast....right ??
I got caught in a flash food when
I was catching Frog Tadpoles in
1969, so I KNOW what it is like.
I could see the water rising, I got
out of the stream bed, and BOOM,
the water was already up to the
bridge level. YEAH, that fast !!

think about it

and let me know

Stephen !!!!

Expected Imminently said...

Hello Stephen

I apologise for the delay in responding to your post!

Stephen said "...BUT I will stay
with MY convictions....why ??"

You didn't declare what your convictions were, so I searched out the exegetical reply to your question from a superb Bible Scholar Prof.Dr.A.G.Fruchtenbaum.

What you have now expressed is based upon your personal experience; therefore you have put your own interpretation onto a text instead of allowing for the literal, grammatical interpretation to present itself - Scripture interprets Scripture.

I have had a similar 'flood' experience when a sudden rush of water hit mine, and other's home's.

However I wouldn't dream of using my personal flood experience to interpret Scripture. I can empathise with the experiencand be moved to prayer because of it, but no more. This is what ALL the cults do - all of them, and it is called eisegesis.

In exegesis you 'take out' from Scripture what GOD is explaining with the context of preceding and following verses with historical background.

In eisegesis, it's using a personal interpretation and reading INTO Scripture what your own experiences of life have told you.
It is known as experiential theology, and is the bane of the present apostate church.

Effectively it is making it up as you go along. If we all did that, we would end up with many different views on any one subject. Instead we need to understand what God is saying to us all ALL. We need to have the mind of Christ, not the minds of one another.

The text I copied for you, was using the correct method of interpretation. They are the teachings of a Messianic Jew with a fluent understanding of the Biblical languages and a good grip on grammar which is essential to exegete Scripture for others.

I trust the men that come here will confirm to you the teaching of this brother in Christ.

God bless