"Air Force Prepares for Homeland Defense"
For the first time ever, the Air Force is preparing to fight an enemy on American soil. From the US Air Force:
Three units representing each component of the Air Force made history here May 16 through 23 when they successfully completed the first homeland defense operational readiness inspection.
The ORI, held at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center here, was administered by the Air Mobility Command Inspector General on a trial basis, but it may help pave the way for future inspections, officials said.
"For the very first time, the U.S. Air Force has validated a unit's wartime capability to defend the homeland by fighting an enemy right here on U.S. soil," said Col. Greg Nelson, the commander of the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing, which served as the lead organization for the ORI. (emphasis added)
As the report states, this is the first time in history the Air Force has conducted an operational readiness inspection (ORI) of this magnitude.
What "enemy" could they be preparing to fight against on U.S. soil?
I have the same question.
In other news, Debka has an interesting article regarding the Middle East today:
"US twists Israel's arm to placate Erdogan, destabilize Netanyahu"
After eight months of back-breaking work, the American military engineers helping Egypt build a steel anti-smuggling wall along the strategic Philadelphi Route dividing Gaza from Sinai were suddenly recalled, DEBKAfile's military sources report - signaling the collapse of Egypt's blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Washington thus abandoned its half-a-billion dollar investment in the joint Egyptian-Israeli siege project.
What US president Barack Obama did this week was to go back to his confrontational posture against the Israeli prime minister, at the very moment that Israeli leaders had their backs to the wall against a worldwide onslaught over the flotilla incident orchestrated from Ankara and Tehran.
Washington has now set its face on a new track: salvaging its ties with Turkey by burning the Netanyahu government. Gone is the well-publicized conciliatory rhetoric from the president, the vice president, secretary of state and chief of staff (who brought to his son to Jerusalem for his bar mitzvah) of the past few weeks.
What Biden is proposing now is to virtually abandon US and Egyptian attempts to block the arms smuggling tunnels altogether - a proposal, DEBKAfile's military sources predict, will bring to an end the Israel-Egyptian blockade of Gaza and allow Hamas to resume its unfettered arms imports through those tunnels.
The Netanyahu government may have no option but to compromise by agreeing to let cargo ships, including Iranian vessels, through, with European monitors stationed on Gaza's shore to inspect incoming freights.
Of course the U.S. is in the process of abandoning any support for Israel - we've been watching this progression now for over 18 months. And of course, biblical prophecy dictates this evolution, as the world turns strongly against Israel. As mentioned before, Israel will ultimately have only God to call to for support - and God will deliver.
The stage is being set for events which include major battles which will lead to the destruction of Damascus (Isaiah 17) and include the nations seen in Psalm 83. And soon after, the more epic battle of Gog-MaGog will take place. I believe it is quite possible that the beginning of this process will begin over this summer. The U.S. abandoning support for Israel is simply part of this process.