Sunday, January 13, 2013

Russia, Iran And The EU vs. Israel

Three main topics in prophecy for our day. First up - the continual rise of the land of MaGog:

Moscow is strengthening its military as a way to underscore its influence over the region it intends to encompass in its customs-free Eurasian Union, and analysts say the move is aimed primarily at countries such as the United States which have their own interests in the region...

These upgrades include reform of Russia’s conventional military and a modernization of its strategic nuclear capabilities to enable it to overwhelm a proposed U.S. missile defense system located in Europe as a signal to the U.S. not to interfere in what Russia regards as its sphere of influence.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown a firm determination to enact his concept of the Eurasian Union, on which he campaigned heavily in his runup for election recently. He apparently isn’t tolerating any criticism, especially from the United States, as seen in the recent Russian reaction to comments from U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton.
As a show of determination, analysts say, Russia intends to increase its national defense and national security spending by more than 30 percent of its annual budget.
The intent is to show a “resolute” determination that it will not allow Western interference in the region which encompasses its Eurasian Union concept.
Putin also has other overarching strategic considerations.
Putin is determined to have his Eurasian Union become “one of the global poles of power,” connecting Europe and the Asia-Pacific region – something which even Beijing may consider a potential encroachment in its traditional sphere of influence in East Asia.

As of now, however, a show of increased Russian military power might well become increasingly important to Moscow. Given the accelerated military buildup under way, some analysts suggest it is a sign that Putin is prepared to defend his policy with force if necessary.

It's no secret that Iran has been supplying Hamas with weapons and rockets to use against Israel, but a special report by the  Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center concluded just how deep the terror link between Iran and Hamas runs, and showed how Operation Pillar of Defense marked a major turning point in the relationship between the terrorist organization and the renegade state.

It has long been known that the major military capabilities of Hamas were the product of massive Iranian support. The medium-range Fajr-5 rockets (made in Iran) and M75s (manufactured in Gaza with technology from Iran) targeted Israeli civilian population centers, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

The report noted that aid from Iran to Hamas was being sent over in massive numbers in the years leading up to the military operation

Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Shallah said in a recent speech that the arrival of weapons from Iran though Egypt would "continue in the future as well." In addition, a Hizbullah-affiliated Lebanese newspaper reported that Hassan Nasrallah, meeting with Hizbullah operatives, said that Iran, as it had in the past, would continue sending "large quantities of high-quality weapons" to Hamas.

Therefore, the report noted, Iran is fully expected to play a key role in rebuilding the weapons stockpile of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. "Special attention will be paid to medium-range rockets, whose existence in the Gaza Strip serves Iran's clear interest in creating a rocket threat to Israel from both the north (through Hizbullah) and the south (through Hamas and the Islamic Jihad)," the report stated. 

The EU vs Israel (exactly as we would expect):

The partiality and exaggerated rhetoric of the European Union (EU) against Israel has, in recent weeks, become ever more familiar. It had been hoped that the European Court of Justice, established in 1952 to interpret EU law, and now composed of 27 judges who meet in Luxembourg, would be more impartial than the EU in its decisions on issues regarding Israel. Unfortunately, the record of the Court so far has been disappointing, and its partiality has been shown on a number of occasions. The EU condemned Israel's plans to construct housing units in the four-mile area known as E1 between Jerusalem and Ma'ale Adumim, a settlement of more than 40,000 residents; its High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton, said she regarded construction plans in the neighborhoods of Givat Hamatos and Ramat Shlomo as "extremely troubling."

It is noticeable that the EU has not articulated any serious criticism of the terrorist attacks from Gaza against Israeli civilians

The continuing criticism of Israel comes at a moment when 14 of the 27 countries in the EU voted in the UN General Assembly on November 29, 2012 for the resolution that "Palestine" become a nonmember observer state at the UN. Only the Czech Republic voted against the resolution. The EU disregarded the fact that this resolution, a unilateral action, was illegal, a violation by the Palestinians of binding obligations in the Oslo Accords and other agreements with both Israel and the U.N., including Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, which guaranteed that the final status arrangements should be reached only through direct negotiations. In addition the EU has refused to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. These decisions do not exactly evidence a record for any kind of EU objectivity; Ireland, arguably the harshest European critic of Israel, just assumed the presidency of the EU on January 1, 2013.

The most recent decision by the European Court is pure judicial burlesque. On January 20, 2010 the president of the Israeli think tank, NGO Monitor, who is a British citizen and thus has standing, filed a lawsuit, under the EU's Freedom of Information Law, against the European Commission (EC), the executive arm of the EU, to obtain information found in 200 documents about EC funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These bodies often pose as "peace" and "human rights" organizations, " but in reality are highly politicized advocacy groups, attempting to manipulate Israel through boycotts, divestments, sanction, frivolous and malicious lawsuits, and accusations of alleged "war crimes" -- all of which would render them ineligible for EU funding.

Since June 2005, the EU has given more than $48 million to over 90 NGOs based in Israel and the West Bank, who are regarded as critical of Israel. A double problem exists. These groups are partisan and critical of Israel. Moreover, although the EU itself has stressed the importance of a high level of transparency to ensure that it is open to public scrutiny and accountable for its work, there is no transparency whatever regarding the allocation of most of these funds. It would appear, as the founder and head of NGO Monitor, Dr. Gerald Steinberg, commented, "the only reasonable conclusion is that the EU has something to hide," and that the "secret funding funding of Israeli NGOs grossly impinges on and seeks to manipulate the Israeli democratic process."

So man doesn't know everything after all?

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end.
The structure is a large quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous galactic nuclei powered by supermassive central black holes. This particular group is so large that it challenges modern cosmological theory, researchers said.
"While it is difficult to fathom the scale of this LQG, we can say quite definitely it is the largest structure ever seen in the entire universe," lead author Roger Clowes, of the University of Central Lancashire in England, said in a statement. "This is hugely exciting, not least because it runs counter to our current understanding of the scale of the universe."

But the record-breaking quasar group, which Clowes and his team spotted in data gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, is on another scale altogether. The newfound LQC is composed of 73 quasars and spans about 1.6 billion light-years in most directions, though it is 4 billion light-years across at its widest point.

To put that mind-boggling size into perspective, the disk of the Milky Way galaxy — home of Earth's solar system — is about 100,000 light-years wide. And the Milky Way is separated from its nearest galactic neighbor, Andromeda, by about 2.5 million light-years.
The newly discovered LQC is so enormous, in fact, that theory predicts it shouldn't exist, researchers said. The quasar group appears to violate a widely accepted assumption known as the cosmological principle, which holds that the universe is essentially homogeneous when viewed at a sufficiently large scale.  

Back to the fall of America:

Why are we pretending? Pretending that elections in 2014 might change things, that elections in 2016 could too? Even now the Republicans and their talk show supporters are flailing about as if there is some future in electoral politics for them. They discuss strategy as if it mattered, not seeming to get that they have been marginalized. It is over. It is part of the plan.

The template for stealing elections in America at the national level has been set in the 2012 election. Given all the unvetted and demonstrable aberrations in this election, it has become crystal clear that the 2012 Presidential election was illegally determined and, by extension, so will every future election.

America is dealing with a similar situation to the citizens of the Axis powers. Each of the steps taken by the Axis powers prior to and during WWII have been or are being taken by Obama and his minions. At this time the next step is the seizure of total dictatorial power. Given the nationwide distribution of munitions and battle vehicles over the past three years, martial law seems the likely ‘legal’ procedure. To declare martial law however requires a crisis, an epic disaster perhaps or maybe a lot of civil unrest by a citizenry with worthless currency, no jobs and no food. Germany and Italy both used civil unrest, specifically a worthless currency, to advance their anti-individual agenda.

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Anonymous said...

It says in Ezekiel that anybody who tries to divide the land of Israel will be punished. The land is actually Gods land not the Israelits or anybodyelses. The land was basically leased to the Israelites( to put in todays terms. ) The Jews are Gods chosen people because of His promise to Abraham. I wish Obama would read what is going to happen to nations that try to get Israel to divide and give up their land. All nations will be punished for it including us.We as Christians need to fight for Israel anyway we can, and I believe prayer is a good start.

God bless

Ally said...

I spent an hour in an empty shop except for the owner and me yesterday. His nation or origin -Cambodia. He watched the fall and take over of his nation by the Communist. He was upper middle class. Afterwards they were nothing.
The whole family work sunup to sundown in fields. No one could buy or sell. No money. Never enough food, never. He watched children lined up and shot for no reason. All educated people killed.
Then he cried. But not for Cambodia. For us, for him. He said "where do I go? There is nowhere but America. I can't move again. Nowhere to go"
He said he tries to warn the others in the asian community, the college students he waits on daily, everybody he can. And they laugh at him, think he is a weirdo. He can se it coming. They are doing the same things here they did in Cambodia. He said once it really starts, it wil happen very quickly and most will be caught unaware.
Our conversation started because he has a small poster in his wall asking people to write our government to stop the harvesting if organs from falung gong practioners and christians living chinese firced labor camps. Askimg for our govt to try and intervene to stop the atrocities.
I tell him Thank You! For sharing his story, to keep telling people, as many as he can, for as long as he can.
Maranatha! Keep praying hard! Come quickly Lord Jesus!

Scott said...

In my opinion all of the above hinges on whether or not Americans will be wiling to give up their guns or not. That remains to be seen. I hope Americans will at least go down swinging. We shall see.

David said...

Fienstein, has proposed a $200.00 registration fee for all assault type weapons. Everyone would have to register them....that way they now know who will have them and where to start collecting first. Can you imagine that. Pay $200.00 for them to come get ur s free ride from the post office to the re-education camp.....

WVBORN56 said...

Hi Ally good to hear from you. We have missed your postings recently. God Bless.

Anyone hear the latest on Israel's upcoming election? Last I heard Bibi was up but his party would be losing seats. It seems a more conservative group is emerging.

Anonymous said...

Scott,I think those of us who believe in the Red, white and blue... Will try to go swinging. I worry about the 20 ish crowd and their lack of understanding. I also think the reason we have seen such a inflow of Asians and Indians in the last 3 years is2 fold. 1). Most don't believe in Jeasis or bible 2) they don't understand our passion about our country and our freedoms.
I see many more in my city and 3 to4 times more at work.
I do try to talk to the Indian iny group.. For example
About Benghazi and why I am upset about brave, honorable men getting killed for our country but not one ounce of truth coming out of wh.
I could go on and on...
I doing more outreach this year, I think that is our only hope!!!!
Marilyn in oh

Caver said...

Sure looks from here that the Pretender-n-chief and his crowd know exactly what is gonna happen when they put the gun restrictions in place....and want it to happen. Its gonna be a very controlled happening, IMHO, with tearing the country apart as the objective.

We shall see