The bombing of a UNIFIL convoy in southern Lebanon on Tuesday night was likely aimed at sending a message to the peacekeeping force to scale back its operations against Hezbollah, Israeli defense officials said on Wednesday.
UNIFIL’s mandate is up for renewal in mid-August and the attack is understood in Israel as a sign of Hezbollah concern that the force is looking to bolster its rules of engagement.
Some background on this story:
Six officers from the French contingent were wounded when an explosion targeted a convoy of four trucks traveling near the southern Lebanese town of Sidon. In May, a similar bomb attack took place wounding six soldiers from the Italian contingent just a few kilometers from the scene of Tuesday night’s attack.
Israel has been lobbying diplomats from countries which contribute to UNIFIL – particularly Spain, Italy and France – to get the UN to issue new rules of engagement for the peacekeeping force that will enable it to search Lebanese villages without prior coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).
And this is exactly what Hezbollah cannot allow, thus the bomb attacks. We'll have to keep an eye on this situation.
The next story is posted simply because I am always keeping a close eye on the actions of Jordanian King Abdullah:
Abdullah 'Refused to Meet Netanyahu'
Jordan's King Abdullah II recently turned down a request from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to hold a secret meeting in Akaba, according to Kuwaiti paper Al Jareeda.
Unnamed "well informed sources" told the newspaper that Netanyahu sent a special emissary to the king and requested the meeting, but the King refused
The sources said that the king is angry with Netanyahu over the position of his government on the negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, and over statements by people close to Netanyahu that "Jordan is Palestine."
The king is also reportedly upset that Netanyahu insists on leaving the Jordan Valley under Israeli sovereignty.
This Is What A Collapsing Ponzi Scheme Looks Like
With defaults already piling up, the shadow inventory of homes has been growing rapidly, and given this new datathe number is going to skyrocket. As this chart shows, the total has gone up from 2 million homes in 2009 to 3.35 million as of April, a 67.5% increase already.
28% of US homeowners already owe more on their mortgage than their homes are worth. A recent survey by Fannie Mae found that 27% of American homeowners are considering walking away from their mortgage. A perfect storm is brewing. As prices continue to drop, with 10 million now at risk of default, a strategic default movement could devastate the “too big to fail” banks that caused this mess in the first place.
This is what a collapsing Ponzi scheme looks like.
Sharia Law Zones in the UK?
Islamic extremists have launched a poster campaign across the UK proclaiming areas where Sharia law enforcement zones have been set up.
Communities have been bombarded with the posters, which read: ‘You are entering a Sharia-controlled zone – Islamic rules enforced.’
Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has claimed responsibility for the scheme, saying he plans to flood specific Muslim and non-Muslim communities around the UK and ‘put the seeds down for an Islamic Emirate in the long term’.
‘We are going to go to all these same areas and implement our own Sharia-controlled zones.
‘We want to run the area as a Sharia-controlled zone and really to put the seeds down for an Islamic Emirate in the long term.’
U.S. military chief nominee warns Iran
The nominee to be the next chief of the US military on Tuesday warned Iran not to pursue nuclear weapons or sponsor attacks in Iraq, saying it would be making a "serious miscalculation."
Dempsey, now the US Army's chief of staff, saved some of his toughest criticism for Iran. In prepared testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, he called the clerical regime a "destabilizing force."
"With its nuclear activities and its surrogate activities in southern Iraq, there is a high potential that Iran will make a serious miscalculation of US resolve," said Dempsey, nominated to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Christian Rocker Sues MSNBC for Defamation
A $50 million defamation lawsuit has been filed against MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and the network on behalf of Bradlee Dean, a former heavy metal rocker who founded a ministry called, You Can Run But You Can’t Hide.
The lawsuit was filed by Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, “as a matter of principle” because Maddow allegedly accused Dean of calling for the execution of homosexuals – a claim which Dean denies.
Hizballah and Israel Five Years After Lebanon War
Five years have passed since the Second Lebanon War. Five years since the burnt forests, the Katyusha rockets, the blazing sunlight, and bitter lessons of that summer in 2006. A half-decade on, Israel has improved both its battle readiness and its knowledge of the enemy. As for Hizballah, it is both stronger yet paradoxically also more vulnerable and isolated than it was back then.
We continue to see the build-up for the approaching wars:
Today, the IDF has significantly improved its stance vis-a-vis Hizballah. Tactics and equipment have been modified, training has focused on specific countermeasures, and there is a far higher rate of combat readiness.
Yet Hizballah too has vastly increased its capabilities. It now possesses 60,000 short range missiles aimed at Israel. It has also, according to reliable sources, significantly improved its medium and long-range missile capabilities. The movement’s possession of the M-600 missile system gives it the ability to hit populated areas in central Israel. It is reported also to possess a number of Scud-D missiles which might possibly strike targets anywhere in Israel.
In February 2008 its most senior military activist, Imad Mughniya, was assassinated in Damascus. Hizballah, blaming Israel, wants revenge for this. This could be the spark for a renewed conflict.
Should conflict with Israel return, it would acquire dimensions that would make 2006 look like a small rehearsal. This time around, Israel would be likely to regard the conflict as a state-to-state war– the first between Israel and an Arab state since 1973.
For the moment, Israel and Hizballah-controlled Lebanon watch each other across the border. The frontier is unusually quiet, but permanently tense. So if war comes, Hizballah will enter it physically stronger than in 2006, but also politically more isolated, more exposed, and hence more vulnerable. As for Israel it will be at this point, and only at this point, that it will be possible to examine the claims of greater readiness, better planning and sharper intelligence against the test of reality.
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scott there were several comments here earlier. where did they go?
Interesting articles here today Scott....UK sharia law zones is disheartening....the housing crisis is far from over apparently with the worst yet to come...very glad to see Maddow being sued, she deserves it IMO...and war build up continues in the ME...no surprise there. The only questions are when and what cause it to start. Stay tuned folks.
I know I post a lot of links but this one really blew me away. watch both parts. It is about the throne of satan. Pergamum. They transported it to Berlin where it influenced Hitler. shows the continuity of evil in a way we might need to understand currently
Also Scott-have you ever heard of morgellons disease? http://www.morgellonsexposed.com
you as a researcher might want to see this since this is a weapon they are currently using to.....
Ally. How timely. I just met w an "avid watcher" today who showed me that video. Many similarities to a certain acceptance speech backdrop ... am
Ally - the video looks interesting - just starting to take a look at it
I CANNOT ACCEPT THAT, AT LEAST NOT
YET. I HAVE A VERY HARD TIME
BELIEVING THAT THE AC IS THE
PRESIDENT OF SYRIA.....
I STILL BELIEVE IT IS AMRANI OR
SARKOZY, OR SOMEONE WE DO NOT
AC WILL HAVE TO BE SOMEONE THE JEWS
AND THE ARABS CAN TRUST....
I DOUBT ASSAD CAN DO THAT.....
WHY WOULD THE JEWS TRUST HIM ??
Good points Stephen! I thought you might be interested in the description of the ac. If I hear any news will let you know!
Also Gary in Indo-thanks for the hint to post my name!Doc No Fog is extra appreciative of it!
dear ALLY >>>>
RE THE AC >>>>>>>
THE THING WE DO KNOW IS THAT HE WILL BE A BOASTFUL PERSON, AND THAT
HE WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO PUT
TOGETHER AND CONFIRM A 7 YEAR
I STILL DO NOT SEE ANYONE YET
WITH THAT AGENDA DONE, SO I WAIT.
That was Slim Pickens riding the bomb down, waving his cowboy hat and hollerin'.
Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb'
DEAR SCOTT >>>>>>>>>>>>>
PLEASE GO HERE >>>>>>>>>
if THAT DOES NOT WORK THEN JUST
SEARCH FOR THIS....
THIS PROVES WHAT U HAVE SAID ALL
Hi Stephen, could you use lower case letters when you type? It looks like you are shouting from the rooftops when you use all caps. Just a suggestion.
gearedup! Where have you been? Someone was asking about you the other day - nice to see you back! Hope all is well
hi gu2g! missed you!
Doc thanks! I watched it, then the Homer Simpson version too. Made my morning. LOL!
Doc-go look at the vids I posted above. The seat of satan is interesting and scary, but the morgellons one is very odd. i believe it shows the future of manufactured diseases. weird nano insects etc.
Well guys, we will see what today brings! Love you all! Glory to God!
Stephen Our Brother,
Please, please know that I say this to you in His Love, ok? His Word says we will not know who the AC is. We can guess, surmise, but the Truth is Brother, we will be gone before He is revealed. Personally, I too at one time, a long time ago, looked into what I call "dark things" or "scary things" including the AC. I will post this from Zola Levitt, on his insite as to the AC. I will not post it again, as for me, He has showed me it has no matter who the ac is.
"Will the Antichrist be a Jew?
The Bible does not say explicitly that the Antichrist will be Jewish. Passages used in Genesis, Daniel, and Revelation may, at best, vaguely imply so. For example, Daniel 11:37 says in the King James Version, “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.” But the word for God in the Hebrew is not “Elohim”, but “elohai”, meaning “gods”, or idols. The passage simply says that the Antichrist will not worship the idols his fathers worshiped, and this is likely since he makes a pretense of being the true God, the God of Israel. The Bible is clear, however, that the Antichrist will be a Gentile of Roman origin. Bible typology shows that the Antichrist will be Gentile. For instance, the book of Daniel portrays the Syrian Gentile Antiochus Epiphanes as a type of the Antichrist (see Daniel 8:9–14; 11:1–35). As a matter of consistency, persecutors of the Jews throughout their history have been Gentiles — Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Titus, the Moslems, the Crusaders, the Inquisitors, and the modern Arabs. Since the Antichrist comes with a covenant for Israel to sign, it would appear that he is an outsider, since Israel wouldn’t have to sign a covenant with one of its own.
Another argument for the Antichrist being Gentile comes from Biblical imagery. Whenever the word “sea” is symbolically used is Scripture, especially in the book of Revelation, it is a symbol of the Gentile nations. Since the “Beast” of Revelation 13:1–10 arises out of the sea, this points to the Antichrist being a Gentile.
Daniel 9:26–27 makes it certain that the Antichrist will be of Roman origin. The “he” in verse 27 of Daniel 9 refers to the same person who is “the prince that shall come” in verse 26. The Antichrist is of the same nationality as the people who destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple, which the Romans did in 70 A.D. The Antichrist will therefore be of Roman Gentile origin, not Jewish."
Again, for me, the Lord showed me to have some balance. Yes, we are to be aware, not ignorant of evil, but His Word says to "flee" from evil, not go towards it. He showed me to not get too close to the lure, intrigue of dark "stuff" or false "scary stuff". It is a time stealer, emotional stealer, Faith stealer, and can steal our Peace. We appear to be so close to His return for us, our time, is so important right now. Charles Stanly did an awesome Sermon once, on our thoughts, and the vulnerability that satan likes to attack through them. Dr. Stanly spoke of how feeding our thoughts with dark stuff, can effect our walk with Jesus. Personally, I found that to be a very True statement. That is why God instructs us, through Paul, to focus on those things that are good, no matter what the circumstances. God tells us in Philippians 4:8 how important it is for us to have good "thoughts".
8.Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
God Bless You Brother! :)
Mrs C said:
[quote]Again, for me, the Lord showed me to have some balance. Yes, we are to be aware, not ignorant of evil, but His Word says to "flee" from evil, not go towards it. He showed me to not get too close to the lure, intrigue of dark "stuff" or false "scary stuff". It is a time stealer, emotional stealer, Faith stealer, and can steal our Peace. We appear to be so close to His return for us, our time, is so important right now. Charles Stanly did an awesome Sermon once, on our thoughts, and the vulnerability that satan likes to attack through them. Dr. Stanly spoke of how feeding our thoughts with dark stuff, can effect our walk with Jesus. Personally, I found that to be a very True statement. That is why God instructs us, through Paul, to focus on those things that are good, no matter what the circumstances. God tells us in Philippians 4:8 how important it is for us to have good "thoughts".
8.Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. [/quote]
Stephen, I must echo that sentiment. I used to be heavily involved in the new age/occult movement, I've been in the very heart of darkness. Praise God, He led me out, but it was only when I was out of it that I was led to Christianity once again. The first people I found I found because I was trying to 'deprogram', so I was researching anti-new age/occult stuff, and it always seemed to be Christians who were most outspoken about it.
Interestingly, one of the first studies I came across was of Ephesians 6, about spiritual armor. :)
I couldn't continue with the Christians I first found. One blog I used to frequent, that's all they do is 'expose the new age movement', and I had to stop going and commenting there. I understand that constantly watching and exposing this stuff may help those who are IN it, but eventually, you have to leave it behind and grow in Christ. And, quite frankly, the level of bickering and attacks between the Christians on that blog was shocking, and I even found myself on the receiving end once...which is a low thing to do to a babe in Christ. I think, though, that the reason for the negativity there is that these dear brothers and sisters constantly roll in the spiritual mud while observing, exposing, and reporting. They study FILTH instead of the word of God, and it's hurting them. Some tried to warn them, but they don't listen.
Me, I watch the snake for motion, but I no longer choose to spend my time studying its cell structure, know what I mean. You don't grow in grace or faith doing that, you don't mature as a Christian doing that. And Satan has such a huge ego, he would dearly love for us to occupy our thoughts with what he and his cronies are doing, rather than in studying the word of God and in prayer.
Quite frankly, I don't care if the AC is revealed before or after the rapture. I'm watching for the Good Guy to come get us, and in the meantime working on...trying to take in some spiritual solid food so's I can grow up, maybe I'll have the privilege of actually being of some use to our Lord and Saviour! :)
Hi Ellis & Mrs. C~
I pray that those that read this will take this in the loving spirit it is given. I am sure we are all aware that it cannot be purposeful or practical to serve two masters. We have to choose. There has to be a choice. The devil loves fear. Fear is faith contaminated. He can sense our fear. He lives off that. He can cause much trouble off that energy alone.
It was taught to me a long time ago about what goes in my ear and eye gates comes out my mouth gates. If I am reading material that promotes the devil, our human nature is to share in that knowledge with others. Then we want more out of curiosity sake thus causing others to go the opposite way. That ultimately will become our stronghold that is hard to break as well as dangerous. (Just like pornography is to some.) That stronghold lifts him up by mere acknowledgment and stiffles and pushes back down the Holy Spirit of the Lord. See our HS is a gentleman and will not force anything on us. Since we live off free will, he will gently step aside and we will get the consequence of that particular action associated with that choice.
Our bodies are his temple. They should not share the same space. While God wants us to use scripture to bind up the devil and secure our sane position in life, I believe he knows more than we do just how wicked and evil these spirits are and we should not be tampering with them.
If we are to be a spiritual vessel for God, can you imagine how easy it can be to be a vessel for the devil without knowing it? I am sure everyone means well but we have to make a choice and stay within those boundaries to be a disciple of Christ. The disciplined one. This is said for greater protection for you as well as those you come into contact with, especially in these last days.
Were you thinking Mrs C and I were the ones reading up on and studying the AC? Because we're not. We were trying to encourage Stephen to get his focus off of the AC and onto the true God.
I am sorry if that came out wrong. I pray that what you both were saying was received in the loving spirit you gave it. You both hit on some really key points to help us all stay grounded :)
Ally, thanks for the link. Very interesting.
What I took from it was that if we let satan into our territory, his influence will grow until he takes over. They moved satan's thrown into their town/country and got Hitler as the prize.
Toe hold, foot hold, strong hold.....just flat don't let the dark one into anything you're associated with.
Long for a simple point, but that's what it showed dramatically for me.
Scott, I may be away but your blog is near in thought. :)
Caver-right on! They should grind that marble up and dump it in the sea or better yet, lob it into the outer galaxies somewhere. yeah i try to keep him out of my life too. hard to do in this current world
Geared - Good to have you back!
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