Monday, October 31, 2011

More Rockets Enter Israel From Gaza

Residents of the South face renewed rocket attacks

Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired at least seven volleys of rocket fire into southern Israel on Monday afternoon and evening, undermining reports of a cease-fire.

No injuries were reported from the rockets, but they prompted local officials to shut schools on Tuesday for the third day in a row.

Another rocket fell near Ashkelon, and three additional rockets landed in open territory around Sderot and the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. Earlier, a rocket exploded south of Ashkelon, shattering a period of calm that had been in place since early Monday morning.

Rockets Land in Be'er Sheva, Ashkelon, W. Negev

At least two Grad Katyusha missiles exploded Monday evening in the area around the southern city of Be'er Sheva as Palestinian Authority terrorists resumed their rocket fire on Israeli men, women and children.

The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted both of the missiles as short-range Kassam rockets also landed in the Sdot Negev region, a few kilometers to the south, and near the town of Sderot, less than a mile from Gaza.

Mortar shells exploded in the Sha'ar HaNegev region, and a short-range Kassam rocket exploded in an open field in the same area. No physical injuries were reported and there was no damage in any of the attacks.

Over the weekend, 39 rockets and mortars were fired at southern Israeli cities by Palestinian Authority terrorists in Gaza. Ashdod, Ashkelon, Be'er Sheva, Gan Yavne and numerous other communities all came under attack repeatedly.

A 56-year-old Ashkelon man was killed by flying shrapnel on Saturday when a Grad Katyusha missile struck his car. Sixteen people were wounded in other attacks, including a baby and a young girl, and 14 people were sent to the hospital suffering from trauma and severe anxiety.

In the news:

Barak: IDF doesn't heed empty calls for cease fires

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the IDF does not pay attention to empty calls for cease fires from various terrorist groups, in an interview on Monday with Army Radio. If they want a cease fire, Islamic Jihad and Hamas will need to actually stop their attacks, he explained. He added that Israel holds Hamas accountable for all rocket fire from Gaza.

Addressing the Iranian nuclear program, Barak said, "We have no reason to fear anything" as Israel is the strongest country in the Middle East.

Still, Iran is a central threat to Israel and the international community and needs to be treated as such.

"Israel doesn't have to allow a nuclear Iran, the world doesn't have to allow a nuclear Iran," he insisted, saying that all all options for dealing with the Iranian threat should be on the table.

And that last quote leads to these articles:

More Signs Israel Preparing to Launch Attack - Possibly Against Iran

A U.S. intelligence source has told G2Bulletin there are more indicators Israel is preparing to launch an attack – possibly against Iran. And if it does, it may be looking at how to undertake a multi-front strategy that would include an assault against Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in the Gaza Strip or even Syria

Separate sources suggest that Syria would welcome such an attack to divert attention from its own internal violent demonstrations against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The latest indications and warnings, or I&W, come two weeks following G2Bulletin's initial report that the Pentagon was watching for a long-anticipated Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear sites.

He said that U.S. analysts were concerned that an attack could be "imminent." The intelligence source said there was a "green light" for the Israelis "to do a strike," although it wasn't clear whether that green light is coming from within the Israeli political and military command structure, or from the U.S. government.

The source now reports further I&W to include unusual helicopter traffic at one of the Israeli training bases.

The source reports that the traffic involves some 20 utility helicopters and three attack helicopters.

U.S. fears unilateral Israeli strike on Iran

A senior US State Department official said there is growing fear among Obama administration officials ahead of an IAEA report indicating considerable progress in Tehran's development of its military nuclear program which is set to be published in November.

The US is concerned that the report may trigger Israeli actions against the Islamic Republic which may not necessarily be in line with US interests in the region.

The official said that Washington's reevaluation of an Israeli strike in Iran is based on various maneuvers Israel has performed in the past few years.

Last week, it was reported that many Israelis are concerned that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak decided on an attack on Iran's nuclear reactors. The US is naturally also concerned over such plans which may send the entire region into a whirlwind.

Christian Author Joel Rosenberg: We May See "More Bible Prophecies In The Near Future"

“The world is on the brink of disaster and the clock is ticking. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah—known as ‘the Twelfth Imam’—has just arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second holocaust and the annihilation of Israel.

“Faith, to me, is the lens through which I’m watching all these dramatic and tumultuous events — particularly in the Middle East and North Africa,” he said. ”The idea that Russia, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Turkey…end up forming an alliance in the last days to surround, isolate and attack Israel — that type of alliance has never existed in more than 2,500 years, but its happening now.”

But it is this first nation — Iran — that Rosenberg sees as a major threat to both the United States and Israel. “The biggest danger we face as americans right now is that Washington will miscalculate with regards to Iran — that Washington will wait to long to neutralize the Iranian threat,” he explained.

But, unlike the Christian understanding of the end days, he asserts that Iran’s government is driven by the idea that they need to hasten the second coming of the Twelfth Imam — a messiah of sorts (read more about Shia Islamic eschatology, including this Imam, here). Rosenberg says that Iran‘s leaders believe that annihilating Israel and the United States may help hasten the Imam’s arrival. Watch the CBN report below, for more:

Survivalists Fear Currency Crash

To survive a feared currency crash, some people are going for gold.

Demand for gold and silver has jumped since the 2008 recession. Many fear the fiat currency, one not backed by gold deposits, will eventually collapse, leading to a worthless paper dollar in the United States, akin to the Weimar Republic in Germany after the First World War.

If This Were An Actual Test...

On November 9th, at 2 pm EST, the government will seize the airwaves in America for 3 1/2 minutes to officially test the Emergency Alert System. This is the first time ever that this has been done and the implications of such a test are alarming.

One wonders, why now? Oh boy, I could give you an earful on that one. My gut says this is a display of control and an implied threat. It shows just how fast and completely Obama could seize full control should he decide it is warranted. Any appropriate emergency (real or fabricated) will do.

Only the President has the authority to implement this at the national level and he has assigned that authority to the Director of FEMA.

The test will be conducted jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through FEMA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). Doesn’t that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy? It makes me tingle like the prelude to a monumental disaster.

So what will this disaster be? Inquiring minds would really love to know.

Look at the various governments around the world who seized the airways in a time of crises. Never turns out well for the people, now does it?

So, the test will take over all radio and television. I wonder if any of this applies to the web? It did in other countries. And I wonder if everyone knows this is going to take place. Warnings of the test seem scarce and low key. So, how many people will panic when the test goes live in the middle of a week day – a business day in America? And why 3 1/2 minutes? Just to let the threat sink in good and hard? This whole exercise smacks of unconstitutionality and brute force.

Aircraft carrier sized asteroid 2005 YU%% could pass between Earth and the moon

NASA scientists will begin tracking the aircraft carrier-sized asteroid next week. It’s slated to pass by our planet on November 8th.

The asteroid named ‘2005 YU55’ measures about 1,300 feet across and will pass within 201,000 miles of Earth. In Perspective, the moon is about 239,000 miles from Earth. Scientists say its orbit does bring it close enough to Earth that it’s a potential hazard, but it’s far enough away that impact has already been ruled out.

The last time a similarly-sized asteroid passed this close to Earth was 1976.

Back in EUSSR

There are more than a few similarities between the newly forged federal Europe and the former Soviet Union.

It is quite ironic that only 30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall and the end of Soviet communism, a new tyranny has risen, predicated on the same failed centralist political tactics tried and tested in the old Soviet Union. Just ask Russia how that worked out.

And yet with the recent debt crisis spreading across Europe, the problem with centralism as a model has been illustrated yet again...The financial contagion that resulted from European loan defaults, most notably in the case of Greece, has prompted calls for yet more centralization.

Factions inside the European Commission are discussing proposals to make defaulting states "wards" of the Commission, effectively ending national sovereignty for indebted states. Each "ward" would be assigned a budget officer who would oversee spending in the geographical area under his or her direction.

The parallels between the Soviet Union and the European Union are undeniable.

The Hard-Left OWS Plan

The current crop of street pawns, the banal cattle of Occupy Wall Street movement, are fed, herded, and coldly led by the professional agitators from ACORN, SEIU, and the Communist Party of America.

These hardcore Alinskyites are well-funded and well-organized.

Through a series of set-piece street actions and media events coordinated with the White House, the street cattle's drumbeat attacks on capitalism, property rights, and traditional religious and working class values have successfully dominated the news cycles.

This abomination of Aliskyistes is determined that America should become acclimated daily to the classic Marxist street rhetoric of financial inequality, anti-capitalism, and "lets all hate rich Jews, oh I meant Wall Street bankers."

Sunday, October 30, 2011

"Torrent of Mortar and Rocket Fire on Southern Israel"

There has been a dramatic escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel over the weekend:

Father of 4 killed as Gaza missiles pound Israel

An Israeli man was killed and dozens more were wounded on Saturday night when Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip unleashed a torrent of mortar and rocket fire on southern Israel.

More than 40 rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza between Saturday evening and mid-morning Sunday. The attacks included a number of medium-range Grad missiles.

Moshe Ami was originally listed as "moderately injured," but his condition rapidly deteriorated as he was transfered to a local hospital. Two hours later, he died on the operating table. Moshe Ami is survived by four children.

In addition to the numerous casualties, most of the residents of southern Israel were forced to spend the night in bomb shelters. Schools in the region canceled studies for Sunday so as not to further endanger the lives of local children. One of the buildings damaged in the overnight bombardment was a schoolhouse in the port city of Ashdod.

Israeli forces responded to the rocket fire by targeting terrorist cells and rocket fire locations in the Gaza Strip. At least 10 Islamic Jihad terrorists were reportedly killed in the strikes.

Earlier on Saturday, the Israeli army had attacked an Islamic Jihad training facility in Gaza, killing five terrorists, including the group's top local commander, Ahmed Sheikh Khalil.

Mortar, Rocket Attacks Every Six Minutes

Hamas and allied terrorists attacked southern Israel with rockets and mortar shells at the rate of one every six minutes at dawn Sunday.

Islamic Jihad appeared to be behind most of the attacks over the past 48 hours, but Hamas has done nothing to stop the sudden offensive, one week after kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was freed in exchange for 477 terrorists and security prisoners.

An additional 550 are to be released in less than two months, and several political leaders also are demanding that they remain in prison

PM, Barak Warn Hamas over rocket fire: Don't test us

Netanyahu reiterates policy of retaliation when Israelis are harmed; Peres calls rocket fire a "borderline declaration of war"; defense minister, president vow IDF will do everything necessary to protect Israelis.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday reiterated the Israeli government's policy of strict retaliation against those that harm Israelis, warning both Islamic Jihad and Hamas not to test Israel. His comments came the day after an Israeli man was killed by shrapnel when a Grad rocket hit Ashdod, and nine Palestinians were reported dead in IAF strikes on terror targets in the Strip.

Speaking at the opening of a medical school in Safed, Netanyahu went on to stress the importance of remembering that "Hamas is the ruling power in Gaza, and it is [the organization's] responsibility to preserving the quiet and to prevent [rocket] fire" from the Strip," even if those launching the rockets are from Islamic Jihad.

During the meeting, Barak examined plans for continued IDF operations in Gaza to stop the rocket attacks on Israel. The defense minister added, "We will do everything to protect the citizens of Israel."

Also speaking at the medical school in Safed, President Shimon Peres said "the government and the IDF will do everything necessary in order to secure residents of the South and to put an end to this intolerable situation."

In a message to "our Arab neighbors," the president said, "neither we nor you want war, but [the] rockets from Gaza are [a borderline] declaration of war. Reckless groups cannot be allowed to endanger our peace."

Just more news in the category of "rumors of war" - all while the U.S. continues its military build-up in the Gulf (see below).

U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf

This article is even more interesting following yesterday's news (Rumors of War) which seem to be pointing to some kind of military action in Iran either by the U.S. or Israel (probably Israel):

U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf After Exit From Iraq

The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats.

That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran.

The plans, under discussion for months, gained new urgency after President Obama’s announcement this month that the last American soldiers would be brought home from Iraq by the end of December.

In addition to negotiations over maintaining a ground combat presence in Kuwait, the United States is considering sending more naval warships through international waters in the region.

Well, this is certainly interesting isn't it?

Is this being done to simply show some force in the region - directed towards Iran, or are more plans in the making?

Read on:

With an eye on the threat of a belligerent Iran, the administration is also seeking to expand military ties with the six nations in the Gulf Cooperation Council — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

While the United States has close bilateral military relationships with each, the administration and the military are trying to foster a new “security architecture” for the Persian Gulf that would integrate air and naval patrols and missile defense.

It's all about Iran, predictably:

Iran, as it has been for more than three decades, remains the most worrisome threat to many of those nations, as well as to Iraq itself, where it has re-established political, cultural and economic ties, even as it provided covert support for Shiite insurgents who have battled American forces.

Indeed. We know that Iran has tangible plans to destroy Israel, but the other countries in the region are obviously feeling insecure themselves (excluding Turkey and Russia, of course).

It appears war could be on the horizon - the preparations are most definitely underway.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Assad Issues Another Threat: "Earthquake" If West Intervenes In Syria

This interesting article has just come in from the Jerusalem Post. It looks like Assad has been reading Soros' "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine:

Assad warns of 'earthquake' if West intervenes in Syria"

Any problem in Syria will burn whole region," Syrian president tells 'Sunday Telegraph'

Western powers risk causing an "earthquake" that would burn the Middle East if they intervened in Syria, President Bashar Assad said in an interview with Britain's Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

"Syria is the hub now in this region. It is the fault line, and if you play with the ground you will cause an earthquake," he said.

"Any problem in Syria will burn the whole region. If the plan is to divide Syria, that is to divide the whole region," Assad said.

Assad's comments came as Arab ministers said on Friday they had sent an urgent message calling on him to end seven months of violence against civilians following the killing of 40 pro-democracy demonstrators by Syrian forces.

The prophetic implications are obvious. Something will trigger the battles leading to Isaiah 17 and ultimately Gog-MaGog.

The region continues to heat up by the day - soon enough the powder keg will be ignited.

Could A "Socialist Dictatorship" Ever Come To America?

The rest of this question should have read "...before the Tribulation", because once the Tribulation begins, every nation will be under the dictatorship of the antichrist.

Take a look at these two articles:

Radical Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers Speaks To Occupy Chicago Organizers

On Oct. 20th, radical leftist and former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers appeared at and directed an Occupy Chicago teach in.

Just take a look at the video contained within this article for the Ayers "appearance".

The fact that Ayers is an admitted domestic terrorist who has openly planned to implement a socialist dictatorship in the United States as well as been a part of actual terror attacks in this country appears to not have been a problem for the “organizers” who attended the Occupy Chicago teach in.

(As in teaching angry protesters how best to transform America into a socialist country.)

Undercover police officer Larry Grathwohl infiltrated the Weather Underground and what he found and subsequently publicly revealed was nothing short of horrifying.

The group had planned to put at least 25 million Americans into reeducation camps(and killing those who didn’t “change”) as well as handing over large parts of America to countries such as Russia and China.

The Occupy Movement is largely being directed by individuals who openly support moving our country even further into a dictatorship.

We do need to charge the big banks for their numerous crimes as well as target the private federal reserve but, unfortunately, this movement seems to be moving farther and farther into the radical left.

And this ominous article which exposes an ongoing process that the MSM has conveniently ignored:

Obama Announces Measures to Bypass Congress and Use Dictator-like Decrees

The Christian Science Monitor published a Staff Writer Linda Feldmann article titled “Obama looks to bypass Congress with help for homeowners, students” on October 24, 2011.

The article details the beginnings of a new pseudo dictator-like approach to getting action on bills that the United States Congress refuses, for the public good, not to act into law.

In other words, Obama is violating our laws by finding ways to bypass the United States Constitution the supreme law of our land.

Now he wants to expand his largesse with our tax dollars to include indebted students and “financially strapped” homeowners (is there any other kind)?

And doing it while bypassing congress. Kind of like what a dictator would do.

In other words, more bail outs! When will he ever wake up to the fact that HE is creating more and more “financially strapped” American households by stripping our beleaguered treasury resources to finance his spendthrift notions and gifts to corrupt labor unions?

Also see:

Obama to bypass Congress on housing

We are undoubtedly entering a new era in American history. But as mentioned, it shouldn't be surprising. America will not only fall from power before or during the Tribulation, it will be engulfed into the world power structure imposed by the antichrist and the false prophet. We're just now seeing the early stages of that process.

Rumors of War: Israeli Prisoner Swap May Be Prelude To Attack On Iran

It is fascinating to see this article published in the Washington Times after seeing much speculation on this aspect by prophecy watchers:

Israeli prisoner swap may be prelude to attack Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to execute a 1,000-for-1 prisoner exchange last week despite his frequently voiced opposition to such lopsided deals is seen by several Israeli military commentators as an effort to “clear the deck” before possibly undertaking an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Amir Oren, the veteran military analyst for Ha'aretz newspaper, took note of Israel’s exchanging 1,027 Palestinian convicts for army Staff Sgt. Gilad Schalit, who had been captured by Hamas in 2006.

Mr. Oren wrote that the price paid by Mr. Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak “can be interpreted only in a context that goes beyond that of the Gilad Schalit deal.”

There is a historical perspective for this move as well:

He noted that Israeli leaders in the past have shown a readiness to absorb “a small loss” in order to attain a greater success, generally involving “some sort of military adventure.”

Mr. Oren also noted that, until recently, Mr. Netanyahu had faced opposition to attacking Iran from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and Mossad intelligence chief Meir Dagan. Both retired earlier this year and have been replaced by men believed to hold a different view on Iran.

According to Israeli media reports, a shift in the Israeli government’s views on Iran might have prompted Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s Middle East visit in April:

His main mission was to pass on a warning from President Obama against any unilateral attack on Iran.

Below we see another revealing quote:

This week, Jerusalem Post military correspondent Yakov Katz wrote that, with the Schalit chapter behind it,

“Israel can now move forward to deal with some of the other strategic problems it faces in the region, such as Iran’s nuclear program.” Had Israel first attacked Iran, Hamas‘ patron, it would have endangered the Schalit deal, Mr. Katz said.

Although the prime minister failed to make any enduring mark on history during his previous term or so far during his present term, Mr. Netanyahu may see Iran as an opportunity to achieve his Churchillian moment, Mr. Oren wrote. “The day is not far off, Netanyahu believes, when Churchill will emerge from him.”

It does make sense that Israel wouldn't "leave a man behind" in the event of military action against Iran particularly given that Hamas (an Iranian based terrorist group) held the Israeli soldier, Gilad Schalit.

Additionally, the window of opportunity is closing for Israel to take preventative action as Iran inches closer and closer to having viable nuclear weapons; weapons that they would rapidly ship to the various terrorist groups in the region. Israel may have no other options than to attack Iran.

And if they do?

One could easily see yet another tipping point in the region - a tipping point that would trigger the last series of wars in the region, with the invasion of the Gog-MaGog alliance figuring prominently. Perhaps Iran would initially use their proxies (Psalm 83/Isaiah 17) in the "inner circle around Israel (Lebanon, Syria, West Bank, Gaza, Egypt etc.) to weaken Israel and rapidly follow this with the Gog-MaGog alliance attack.

Either way, war seems imminent in the epicenter - exactly as the prophetic scriptures have foretold.

Update: Another Swap?

Another Israel-Egypt swap in works?

Three prisoner swaps in one month? Bedouin Israeli Ouda Tarabin, who has been imprisoned in Egypt for 11 years now, will be returning to Israel next month as part of a prisoner swap with Israel, Kuwaiti daily al-Jarida reported Saturday.

According to a senior Egyptian official, Tarabin will be released after the Feast of Sacrifice, a Muslim holiday that will be celebrated in mid-November this year.

Friday, October 28, 2011

More Birthpains: 6.9 Magnitude "Extremely Dangerous" Quake in Peru

Just days after the massive quake in Turkey, we see this - a 6.9 quake in Peru:

Extremely dangerous earthquake on the coast of Central Peru

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit near the coast of Central Peru. Depth of the hypocenter given by USGS is 34 km. The earthquake hit at 01:54 PM local time (18:54 UTC). The earthquake was also felt in Ecuador and Brasil

Its too early to tell what the extent of damage is because communications are nonexistent due to damage:

Only very few news facts are arriving out of the epicenter area. Main reason : no power (computers) and NO or very limited telcommunications (few cell phones)

Also see this update on Turkey's quake:

Earthquake - Turkey - 575 dead, 2608 injured, at least 8026 households long-term homeless

There was also a 4.9 quake in Oklahoma and many more around the world today:

Seismic Monitor

Hal Lindsey: Current Events in Syria and Isaiah 17

This video update from Hal Lindsey is very pertinent to todays news and the update posted earlier today (see below: "Syrian Protesters Demand "International Protection")

Isaiah 17 A Prophecy Against Damascus

Syrian Protesters Demand "International Protection"

The situation in Syria continues to heat up rapidly:

Syrian forces kill 24, protesters demand international protection

Syrian forces shot dead at least 24 civilians on Friday when they fired on demonstrators demanding international protection from President Bashar Assad's crackdown on seven months of unrest, activists and residents said.

Syria's opposition National Council has called for international protection. It has not explicitly requested military intervention, although street protesters have increasingly voiced that demand.

Most of the killings took place in the central cities of Hama, where Assad sent tanks and troops to crush dissent three months ago, and Homs, a center of increasingly armed opposition to his autocratic rule.

Also see:

Dozens killed in Syria protests; activists urge NATO action

Then we turn our attention to another one of the tipping points:

Gilad: Iran is Currently the Biggest Threat to Israel

Amos Gilad, Director of the Defense Ministry’s Diplomatic-Security Bureau, said on Friday that Iran is the biggest threat to Israel, and called on the government to prioritize the Iranian issue and take action, though he did not specify what action he thinks should be taken.

Gilad said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was the first to hear intelligence that Iran is aiming for nuclear missiles and said, “Netanyahu sees this as a tremendous threat. The Defense Minister of Defense is also aware of the threat and understands that is a central threat.”

The next statement brings to mind a nation that is living "securely":

Despite the impending threat from Iran, Gilad noted that Israel is currently in very good shape in terms of security, perhaps in better shape than it has ever been.

Even in the face of this threat:

In his remarks on Friday, Gilad also addressed the threat emanating from the Hamas terror group, which currently controls Gaza. He hinted that Hamas wishes to expand its control.

“Hamas is part of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose vision is to establish an Islamic empire at the expense of other regimes, such as Mubarak and Assad,” he said, adding: “Hamas wants to take over Judea and Samaria and eliminate Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party.”

Hamas is also organized, financed and run by Iran.

Ever notice how all matters in the epicenter are unfolding exactly as the prophetic scriptures would indicate?

In the news:

The implications of this article are obvious:

US considers unusual attack helicopter deal for Turkey

Remember Turkey's ongoing threats against Israel?

The Obama administration is consulting Congress on an unusual proposal to transfer US Marine Corps attack helicopters to Turkey, US officials said on Thursday, as Ankara tries to exact revenge for a major attack by Kurdish separatists.

Turkey, a NATO ally, has been seeking AH-1 SuperCobra helicopters to replace those lost in its long struggle against separatist rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.

The officials declined to be identified because of the matter's sensitivity and because they were not authorized to speak on the record. The idea to take weapons from the US arsenal was rare, they said.

The proposal has been held up amid lawmakers' questions about increasingly distant relations between Muslim-majority Turkey and Israel, a key US ally, among other matters.

Syria sows mines along Lebanese, Jordanian, Turkish borders

In the last 48 hours, the Syrian engineering corps has laid minefields along the Jordanian, Turkish borders to cut down on the influx of weapons and armed manpower supporting the anti-Assad opposition and the outflow of army deserters.

The new Syrian minefield is intended to put a stop to this traffic.

Bashar Assad is reported by our sources to have started acting like a hunted man since Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi's violent death. Apparently haunted by that event, he fears the expanding volume of weapons smuggled into Syria is providing infrastructure for a NATO-backed Arab military operation in support of the uprising.

There has been no official comment from the Syrian government on Qaddafi's death, but opposition activists have gone to town on it. This week, they ordered demonstrators to turn out in force Friday, Oct. 28, and to call on NATO to declare Syria a no-fly zone to prevent its air force attacking rebels. That was how Western military intervention in Libyan began last March.

Don't forget - Assad has promised that any "outside intervention" would lead to Syria attacking Israel.

Top Muslim Institution Declares All Christians "Infidels"

To what extent was Egypt’s Maspero massacre, wherein the military literally mowed down Christian Copts protesting the ongoing destruction of their churches, a product of anti-Christian sentiment?

A video of Sheikh Ali Gomaa (or Gom’a), the grand mufti of Al Azhar, which began circulating weeks before the massacre, helps elucidate. While holding that Muslims may coexist with Christians (who, as dhimmis, have rights), Gomaa categorized Christians as kuffar — “infidels” — a word that connotes “enemies,” “evil-doers,” and every bad thing to Muslim ears.

Keep in mind that Al Azhar is the “chief center of Islamic and Arabic learning in the world.

As its grand mufti, Ali Gomaa represents mainstream Islam’s — not “radical Islam’s” or “Islamism’s” — position concerning the “other,” in this case, Christians. Regardless, many in the West hail him as a “moderate” — such as Lawrence Wright in a U.S. News article titled “Finding the Voices of Moderate Islam.” Wright describes him as “a highly promoted champion of moderate Islam”

The Facts of Life Are Conservative, Even in Zuccotti Park

Another article that could be entitled: "Reality and Fantasy Collide"; this article is a good read. Perhaps the demonstrators are actually receiving some important lessons about life in the real world.

Peeking through Occupy Wall Street's cloudy drum sessions, group speeches, and celebrity visits are a few rays of reality's sunlight. These glimmers of the real world show that even the campers of Zuccotti Park aren't immune to Margaret Thatcher's famous declaration that "the facts of life are conservative."

Conservatism is the natural political outgrowth from the real life experience.

But because government isn't magic, utopias never quite work out in real life -- not even in Zuccotti Park. In one news story after another, Thatcher's "facts of life" are on display. Let's look at four examples.

Also in the news:

EU Sets 50% Greek Writedown, $1.4T in Crisis Fight

EU Leaders Plan Trillion-Euro Rescue Fund

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Egypt To Cancel Peace With Israel

This was predictable and many of us saw this coming with the evolving Muslim Bortherhood takeover of Egypt.

Egypt May Cancel Peace With Israel, Says Jordan's King

It's not only Israeli analysts who fear that even the cold peace between their country and Egypt may be in danger as Islamic forces rise in the wake of Egypt's revolution.

Jordan's King Abdullah II on Wednesday told the Washington Post that there is a "very strong possibility" that following upcoming elections, Egypt's new rulers will revoke the Camp David Accords.

At the risk of stating the obvious.

That is especially true if the Muslim Brotherhood comes to power. The group is contesting over 50 percent of the parliament seats in the next election, and is currently the only major political party active in the country.

Those experts insist that Egypt wants to maintain its flow of American financial aid and military equipment, and won't do anything to jeopardize that.

"The peace between Israel and Egypt is no longer holy," declared Egyptian diplomat and Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil al-Arabi at a recent rally. "It [peace with Israel] cannot be considered equal to the holy Koran."

Al-Arabi was only echoing what the Egyptian public had been saying for months.

The results of a public opinion poll conducted following the fall of dictator Hosni Mubarak found that the majority of Egyptians want to annul their nation's peace treaty with Israel.

Conducted by the Pew Research Center, the survey revealed that 54 percent of Egyptians don't want peace with Israel, and will support a candidate who advocates annulling the Camp David Accords.

That percentage was the same among both secular Egyptians and those affiliated with Islamic organizations.

Like so many of the other significant events in the region, we saw this one coming as soon as the "takeover" happened. It was an easy call as we watched the powerful Muslim Brotherhood take over - it was inevitable that they would break any and all ties with Israel and indeed they are.

Once again, in the region, we see a relatively stable government fall into the hands of radical Islam - and inevitably, when that happens, the anti-Israeli rheotric begins.

Watch for the same in Libya, which is only a few months behind Egypt.

Pope To Hold "Interreligious" Council With World Religious Leaders

Today we see even more "road paving" towards the Tribulation, and this reality can't be more stark than the report below:

Pope to promost peace in talks with world religious leaders

Pope Benedict XVI has invited 300 religious leaders to a meeting in Assisi in Italy to repudiate “violence in the name of God” amid growing tensions fuelled by fundamentalists across the world.

The day of interreligious council, which will be held on Thursday in St. Francis of Assisi’s birthplace, is intended to be a “journey of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world,” the Vatican said.

Over 50 Islamic representatives are expected to attend the talks from several countries, including Saudi Arabia and Iran.

They will be joined by Rabbis, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, a Zoroastrian, a Bahai and representatives of Taoism and Confucianism as well as of other traditional religions from Africa and America.

For the first time, four atheists will also attend the meeting, which is traditionally organised so as not to coincide with the Muslim day of prayer on Friday, the Jewish one on Saturday or the Christian one on Sunday.

The meeting is being criticised by Catholic fundamentalists who are strongly against the idea of dialogue with other religions. French fundamentalist Regis de Cacqueray said 1,000 masses would be needed to be said in reparation.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the then prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, chose not to attend because of concerns shared by traditionalists that it risked mixing religions into a vague common belief.

“Interreligious dialogue has spread” over the last 25 years, and the pope sees it “as a common, irrevocable heritage of Christian sensibility,” he said.

The pope’s main aim is for participants to agree to “a common commitment to reject the instrumentalism of religion and the use of violence in the name of God,” said a Vatican insider.

A burning torch will be symbolically presented to the delegations in the hope that they will take the message back with them to their communities.

So now even atheists are attending this "interreligious council" which is interesting to say the least.

We should expect to see more and more of these kinds of meetings in the future.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paving the Road to the Tribulation

Today we see one more step on the road leading to the Tribulation. We are watching preparations being made towards a totalitarian police state - and in turn, the conditions being set for the rise of the antichrist. The world that is currently being created is the perfect set-up for the antichrist and his rule.

New Street Lights To Have "Homeland Security" Applications

The title is somewhat misleading, as the information and the two videos contained in this link go far beyond streetlights and reveal how far down the road of tyranny we have gone.

New street lights that include “Homeland Security” applications including speaker systems, motion sensors and video surveillance are now being rolled out with the aid of government funding.

The Intellistreets system comprises of a wireless digital infrastructure that allows street lights to be controlled remotely by means of a ubiquitous wi-fi link and a miniature computer housed inside each street light, allowing for “security, energy management, data harvesting and digital media,” according to the Illuminating Concepts website.

The transformation of street lights into surveillance tools for Homeland Security purposes will only serve to heighten concerns that the United States is fast on the way to becoming a high-tech police state, with TSA agents being empowered to oversee that control grid, most recently with the announcement that TSA screeners would be manning highway checkpoints, a further indication that security measures we currently see in airports are rapidly spilling out onto the streets.

The ability of the government to use street lights to transmit “emergency alerts” also dovetails with the ongoing efforts to hijack radio and television broadcasts for the same purpose, via FEMA’s Emergency Alert System.

The first video has apparently been removed. Take a look at the second video before it gets removed. It reveals where we are as a society - a society that is perfectly ripe for the antichrist to appear. Fortunately for him, much of his work is already being done in advance.

Russia Assists Iranian Military: Calm Shattered in Israel

The first comes from Debka - and we see further strengthening of the Gog-MaGog alliance:

Russia boosts Iran's armory with mobile radar-jammers against planes or missiles

Moscow has sold Iran the highly-advanced Avtobaza truck-mounted systems which are capable of jamming aircraft radar and the electronic guidance instruments of attacking missiles. This deal, announced in Moscow Tuesday, Oct. 25, substantially boosts Russian military assistance to the Islamic Republic.

These radar jammers are a component of Russia's most sophisticated anti-aircraft and electronic warfare system for the early warning of approaching assault planes and missiles.

This is certainly interesting timing - especially considering the questions that have been raised about Israeli intentions of bombing Iran's nuclear facilities.

However, the US and Israel are reported to suspect a Russian stratagem whereby the Avotbaza jammers are only the first part of the deal, to be followed by the delivery to Iran of the full ELINT-electronic signals intelligence system. The full system would enable Iran to identity and react to any aerial or missile movements – not only over its territory but in the skies of the entire Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea.

From now on, Russia is undertaking responsibility for providing Iran with the defensive hardware it needs for its national security.

Implied in this undertaking is another message: Russia will not stand for American or any other Western attacks on Iran or Syria like the NATO operation which overthrew Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.

This is a very interesting development.

We also see this report that could signal the beginning of a new barrage of missiles coming towards Israel:

Calm shattered in south as Grad rocket lands near Ashdod

After weeks of quiet and for the first time since Gilad Shalit has returned home, the quiet has been shattered in southern Israel: A Grad rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night landed in an open territory in the Be'er Tuvia Regional Council between Ashdod and Gedera. According to Magen David Adom, several people suffered shock

A Color Red siren was heard in several communities including Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Rehovot, Ness Ziona and Gan Yavne. There is no Iron Dome system deployed in this region.

The Grad rocket was most likely fired from the northern Gaza Strip near the ruins of what was once the settlement of Dugit.

Headlines for a Day: More Birthpains

Once again, take a step back and look at the number of pertinent stories from around the world:

Earthquake Strikes Japan's Fukushima

The 5.2-magnitude temblor was felt just after 2:00 a.m. local time Wednesday, and was followed later in the day by a second quake of similar strength, 5.3 on the Richter scale, off the Japanese coast about 262 miles (423 kilometers) southwest of Tokyo.The first quake, however, struck uncomfortably close to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant that had been badly damaged in March, when a much stronger earthquake and tsunami devastated the area.

New powerful and dangerous aftershock creates panic - Eastern Turkey

On 17:55 on October 25,2011 , a powerful 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck the already severely damaged Van – Ercis area.

Massive Tsunami Drill Coincides With Continent Killer Asteroids Close Pass In November

It is well known that earthquake activity has increased ever so rapidly over the past few years/months and now multiple countries are interested in tracking tsunamis in an advanced way.

Does this system test have anything to do with the passing of the massive continent killer asteroid 2005 YU55 that will pass very close to earth possibly striking or dragging debris with it on November 9, 2011, in conjunction with the FEMA/FCC takeover drill?

Palestinian negotiator: Israel must agree to our terms, or no peace talks

Palestinians have said they will not return to the talks until Israel stops all settlement activities in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem, and recognizes the lines which existed before the Six Day War in 1967 as the borders of the future Palestinian state.

"Our demands are very clear and they will not change for any reason," said Shaath, who is also a leading member in President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement.

Israel's Energy Discovery: Game-Changer?

One of the most remarkable — perhaps game-changing — developments in the Middle East has been the discovery of massive natural gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean.

This article asks some interesting and prophetic questions:

Is there a realistic possibility that this could lead to conflict between Israel and Turkey?

The strengthening ties between Israel and Cyprus underpinned by mutual interests in the export of natural gas could make the possibility of regional conflict involving Turkey a realistic one

Egypt and Libya, traditional allies within the Arab world, are both undergoing a revolutionary process.

Against this backdrop Cypriot government officials openly invited the Israeli military to play an active role defending Cypriot interests.

Where do you expect to see this situation heading in the period ahead?

Further discoveries of natural gas, and perhaps even oil reservoirs, near Israel and Cyprus could have far-reaching geopolitical implications, including potential instability. History teaches that the discovery of strategic assets in a disputed territory at a time of regional instability and shifting balance of power is a highly explosive formula.


Take a look at this next article and find the many prophetic implications:

Welcome To The Islamist Middle East And It's Not Going To Be Moderate

..the dominant analysis used by the media, academia, and the talking heads on television has proven dangerously wrong. This includes the ideas that revolutionary Islamism doesn’t exist, cannot be talked about, is not a threat, and that extreme radicals are really moderates.

On February 11, or October 23, or November 28, 2011, the Middle East entered a new era. Whether you date it to the fall of Mubarak, the Tunisian election, or the Egyptian election, what do you think is going to happen in the next half-century in the region? This is now — I call it officially — the Era of Revolutionary Islamism.

To summarize, I will merely say:

Egypt, Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey.

Six countries or entities listed above have come — or are likely to come — under Islamist rule. Each is different.

They aren’t moderate. They’re just pretending to be. And you who fall for it aren’t Middle East experts, competent policymakers, or serious journalists. You’re just pretending to be.

EU Heads Meet Again As Debt Woes Worsen

European leaders including David Cameron are holding an emergency summit in Brussels today to try to thrash out a deal to solve the eurozone's debt crisis.

This year alone, EU heads of government have met 20 times as countries like Greece, Italy and Spain struggle with huge debt and low growth.

The European Council summit will focus on three main pillars: reducing the amount Greece owes to banks and investors, beefing up the bailout fund and pumping more cash into the banks to give them a cushion of capital.

Swedish Analyst Calls For Nordic Union

Swedish historian and analyst Gunnar Wetterberg has suggested that the Nordic states should create their own European Union-style agreement in case the EU itself fails.

The "Nordic Union" would include Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Greenland.

What's interesting to us is that despite the turmoil in the European Union, with this example and the "Eurasian Union" idea floated by Vladimir Putin, it appears that the concept of a trans-cultural and trans-lingual economic union is far from discredited.

Robin Hood Tax: Occupy Movement Now Marching Straight into the Globalist Trap

This one below comes straight from none other than George Soros:

It was inevitable that a movement which has struggled to agree on a manifesto, would in the end, do the bidding of the very elite globalist powers that they are demonstrating against to begin with.

Instead of achieving freedom from Central Bank debt enslavement, naive Occupiers appear to have taken the bait, pulling the mob towards endorsing a global taxation system, and one to be administered… by a brand new global government body.

As the Occupy Movement sets its sights on the upcoming G20 Summit in France on November 3-4, its globalist handlers behind the scenes have succeeded in carefully directing its crowds towards the Holy Grail of all socialist super-states - the celebrity supported, trendy “Robin Hood Tax”...the rallying cry for this globalist wet dream is coming directly from the supposed brain-child of the Occupy Movement, the globalist foundation-funded organization, Ad Busters, quietly shepherding its flock towards one of the biggest revenue spinning and control scams ever conceived.

Former Soviet Citizen Confronts Socialists at OW

This video could also be called "Fantasy Meets Reality".

Below is another video clip worth watching:

Video: Geller Reading the real Qur'an

The article below is definitely worth reading:

Anatomy of an Occupation

Just a few tidbits from this timely piece:

Alienation and the Search for Meaning: People of all ages, but particularly youth, have an inherent need to find meaning.

With spirituality shunned, people look to the secular religion of progressivism to fill the existential void

By fighting against "The Man," capitalism, and America, the radicals believe that they are good people who live lives of value in an otherwise nihilistic world.

They may have a hunger for God, and yet turn away because believers are mocked.

This sense of alienation from God and country compels many people to look to political movements for their raison d'etre . Being leftists offers the lost souls a sense of belonging and identity.

But, again, this secular society has trashed religion and deconstructed history, the realms of which would explain the way life works. Instead, people on the left live in a fantasy world; and they go ballistic on opponents because truth threatens their dreamworld.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In the news:

Report: Obama Wants 'Silent Freeze' in Judea, Samaria

The Obama administration reportedly wants Israel to implement a "silent freeze" of Jewish homebuilding in eastern Jerusalem and the mountains of Samaria and Judea to coax the Palestinian Authority (PA) into agreeing to negotiate with Israel.

According to Israeli daily Maariv, the United States wants the freeze to be undeclared and partial. The idea is that Israel will not build new neighborhoods but will be allowed to build within existing ones.

Here comes the bottom line:

Any transgression of these terms will result in "harsh steps" against Israel by the U.S.

The reality of the situation, apparently unknown to Mr Obama is seen in the Israeli response, and goes beyond 'political speak':

MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) was quick to chop down the idea. "After ten months of a loud and unprecedented freeze, it is outrageous to see that the Obama administration still believes that construction in the settlements is indeed an obstacle on the road to negotiations," she said.

"There is no difference between a silent and loud freeze," she added. "The public's clear choice of the right wing will not allow a second freeze of construction in Judea and Samaria, no matter what statement comes out of the Prime Minister's office."

The PA has insisted that Israel freeze all construction in Judea and Samaria as a precondition for negotiations. However, when Israel did freeze construction for 10 months, he did not sit down at the negotiating table, yet demanded that the freeze be extended.

Rapidly Inflating Volcano Creates Growing Mystery

Should anyone ever decide to make a show called "CSI: Geology," a group of scientists studying a mysterious and rapidly inflating South American volcano have got the perfect storyline.

Researchers from several universities are essentially working as geological detectives, using a suite of tools to piece together the restive peak's past in order to understand what it is doing now, and better diagnose what may lie ahead.

It's a mystery they've yet to solve.

Uturuncu is a nearly 20,000-foot-high (6,000 meters) volcano in southwest Bolivia. Scientists recently discovered the volcano is inflating with astonishing speed.

Researchers realized about five years ago that the area below and around Uturuncu is steadily rising — blowing up like a giant balloon under a wide disc of land some 43 miles (70 kilometers) across.

"It's one of the fastest uplifting volcanic areas on Earth," de Silva told OurAmazingPlanet."What we're trying to do is understand why there is this rapid inflation, and from there we'll try to understand what it's going to lead to."

Biometric registry slammed in light of personal info theft

Government Services Minister Michael Eitan (Likud) called for the immediate reevaluation and halt of the establishment of a biometric population registry and identity system following the announcement Monday that sensitive personal information of every Israeli citizen was stolen by a government contractor and put on the Internet.

"The state is building a time bomb that will explode in all of our faces," Eitan said of the biometric program that is set to begin a pilot program next month. "There is no disagreement that the biometric database is dangerous, but [they] are making false promises that the database will be hermetically sealed with unprecedented security."

The biometric population registry, Eitan said, "will be leaked and broken into also, and it's only a matter of time. I hope that the lesson will now be learned and a complete reevaluation will take place in relation to the dangerous and useless biometric database."

For background on this story see:

Biometric ID database to be launched in November

"The State Can Seize Control And There Is Nothing I Can Do": November 9th Emergency Broadcast Test

The Blaze recently reported that at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 9th, The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will conduct the first-ever national test of the Emergency Alert System, where radio and televised broadcasts across the country will be disrupted for roughly…three-and-half minutes:

“In essence, the authority to seize control of all television and civilian communication has been asserted by the executive branch and handed to a government agency,” wrote Buck Sexton in our earlier report.

While emergency broadcast tests are typically used by state and local governments to issue severe weather alerts and other emergency information, there has never been a nationwide activation of the system before.

Meanwhile, the thought of the nation’s broadcast systems being completely cut off for nearly four minutes — in addition to broadcasters being stripped of control — has left many, including Glenn, feeling unsettled over who, exactly, will have power over our airwaves.

Police State Fascism Now Rampant: Martial Law Next

Currently, the state of Tennessee is acting as a testing ground for the federal government’s assault on the citizen’s right to privacy. TSA goons dressed in state sanctioned garb, and heavily armed “law enforcement” cretins with drug sniffing dogs, are harassing the people of Tennessee on interstate highways and bus stations.

They are doing this of course all in the name of stopping terrorism. It is interesting how these state simpletons can at the same time terrorize the general populace while protecting them from terrorism.

This is not a new concept, but in the U.S. today, police state abuses are not only greatly increasing in numbers, but also are becoming more invasive as every day passes.

The mainstream media claims that Tennessee is the first state to fight terrorism statewide, but illegal checkpoints are now being set up all across the country. The DHS now claims the right to stop and harass anyone, ask for their “papers,” and search them within 100 miles of any U.S. border.

Those who choose not to fly so they can escape the groping, radiation, and humiliation of airport “security” dished out by the evil TSA, may now find themselves at risk of this same type of treatment when they simply choose to take a Sunday drive. We are quickly becoming consumed by this fascist state called America!

Actually, warrantless searches are now common, everyday events, and many get the blessing of the very corrupt U.S. Supreme Court. Last May in an 8 to 1 ruling, the Supreme Court gave a green light for police to break into anyone’s home should they “think” that the resident was hiding evidence.

Police and government agents, including the military, are training and preparing for civil unrest. What do they know that the masses don’t? They have military equipment, even in some cases tanks, and they are receiving ongoing military training.

This does not bode well for our future. It is a blatant show of force, and the intent of the Department of Homeland Security, and all its police partners across the country is total control of the citizenry.

Our situation is worsening by the day, and the state apparatus is preparing to fight against its own citizens here at home. This is a precarious situation that could spiral out of control, and we are terribly close in my opinion, to being in an uncontrollable police state environment.

When this happens, the obvious next step will be Martial Law.

Once that stage is reached, it may be too late to stop the coming onslaught of the totalitarian state.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Reality of the "Occupy" Movement

It is important to understand what is really going on with the "occupy" movement. It is a movement intended to take down capitalism, and in turn basic freedom. In its place the vision would be a form of Marxism and all one has to do it look at a photo essay to see this reality.

This is very much related to prophecy as it is a world-wide movement and a movement which is very consistent philosophically with what we know will be coming once the Tribulation arrives. Even though this particular set of photos pertain to Oakland, it's the same everywhere:

Is Occupy Oakland as Bad as they say?

Vatican Calls for "Global Authority" on Economy

Vatical calls for global authority on economy

In the category of "read it and weep" - one more call for a world-wide totalitarian government, which, by the way is coming soon anyway.

The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises. The document from the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department should please the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against the economic downturn.

And completely consistent with the UN we see this:

“Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority,” was at times very specific, calling, for example, for taxation measures on financial transactions.

“The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence,” it said.

It called for the establishment of “a supranational authority” with worldwide scope and “universal jurisdiction” to guide economic policies and decisions.

The Vatican just needs a little patience. A "supranational authority" is most definitely coming and is well described in Revelation 13 and 17; not to mention Daniel 2 and 7.

God will ensure that the world receives its wish for such "authority" and in the coming days and weeks we'll see more and more calls for this world leadership.

Fortunately, we won't be around to see it.

In the news:

Prophetic developments are moving at light speed right now. The amazing aspect of this is the fact that every single sign that we have been given continues movement - all moving towards the coming Tribulation:

Step by step we see those countries who will fight against Israel in the last days becoming more aligned with radical Islamic elements world-wide. This is one that all prophecy watchers should have seen coming:

Libya's liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law

Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de fact president, had already declared that Libyan laws in future would have Sharia, the Islamic code, as its "basic source".

Libya is already the most conservative state in north Africa, banning the sale of alcohol. Mr Abdul-Jalil's decision - made in advance of the introduction of any democratic process - will please the Islamists who have played a strong role in opposition to Col Gaddafi's rule and in the uprising but worry the many young liberal Libyans who, while usually observant Muslims, take their political cues from the West.

Also see:

Libyan Transitional Leader: Sharia Will Be Source Of All Law

Update from Joel Rosenberg

Iran Threat and Mideast Tensions Dominate Headlines

The Iran threat and tensions in the Middle East and North Africa are dominating international headlines — and the situation seems to be worsening by the day.

My main concern is that the mullahs in Tehran smell blood in the water. They see the Obama administration and America more broadly as politically, diplomatically and economically weak.

Iran feels increasingly emboldened. The ayatollahs believe the wind is at their back and that Allah is on their side.

Their End Times theology tells them that the Twelfth Imam is coming and America will implode soon

As I wrote on Friday, the Obama administration is determined to pull U.S. forces out of Iraq and Afghanistan as fast as possible. I believe this is a dangerous mistake. The White House is leaving the playing field to an increasingly emboldened and dangerous Islamic Republic of Iran.

President’s unwillingness or inability to successfully negotiate with the Iraqi government to keep any U.S. military forces in Iraq is already sending a signal to Tehran that Washington is even weaker than they thought.

U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria

The United States has pulled its ambassador out of Syria over security concerns after his cultivation of contacts with protesters led to attacks on his embassy and residence by backers of President Bashar Assad, diplomats said on Monday.

Robert Ford left Syria over the weekend, the Western diplomats told Reuters, following a series of incidents that resulted in physical damage but no casualties.

Ford, a veteran diplomat, infuriated Syria's rulers by getting in touch with a seven-month-old grassroots protest movement demanding an end to 41 years of Assad family rule.

McCain raises prospect of military option in Syria

Don't forget, Assad has stated that any military intervention into Syria will result in his attacking Israel.

US Senator John McCain raised the prospect Sunday of possible armed intervention to protect civilians in Syria where a crackdown on pro-democracy protests has killed more than 3,000 people.

"Now that military operations in Libya are ending, there will be renewed focus on what practical military operations might be considered to protect civilian lives in Syria," McCain told a World Economic Forum meeting in Jordan.

McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "regime should not consider that it can get away with mass murder.

"There are even growing calls among the opposition for some foreign military intervention. We hear these pleas for assistance. We are listening to and engaging with the (opposition) National Council," he added.

Could we be on the verge of seeing "responsibility to protect" enacted again? Stay tuned.

Video: Death Estimate in Turkey Quake Reaches 1,000

Rescue crews and regular civilians continued Monday to search for survivors in the aftermath of a 7.6 scale earthquake and a 5.5 scale aftershock in Turkey's Van province.

Dozens of buildings collapsed Sunday and numerous roads were blocked.

Two hundred people have been confirmed dead so far but total deaths are expected to pass 1,000.

Israel offered to send search, rescue and medical teams but Turkey did want any aid.

The Coming Financial Storm

This article began as a dicussion piece about the Euro and the single currency but its the concluding remarks that may be more germane to prophecy:

With a meltdown in the sovereign debt markets fast metastasising into an all-embracing economic and political calamity, the Continent’s position has rarely seemed quite so imperilled since the days of the Second World War. Most worrying is that the Franco-German partnership which lies at the heart of the European project is fracturing as never before, with deep divisions over almost every aspect of the grand rescue plan.

Remember the fact that "big crisis leads to big change"?

In front of our eyes, one of the biggest financial and economic storms of the modern age is brewing.

That could involve cutting Greece and others loose, and establishing a more tightly knit, fiscally solvent eurozone.

Could we be watching the development of the "10 kings" stage?

With a "5 + 5" split?

Or it could mean splitting it in two, with France allying itself with the Mediterranean south so as to limit the scale of the devaluation, its inflationary consequences for the south, and the loss to the creditor nations of the north.

Interesting developments.

Treason? Senior Communist Lobbies 'Super Committee' for Defense Cuts

A senior Communist Party USA activist is leading a nationwide effort to lobby the Congressional Super Committee of 12 to propose deep cuts to US defense spending.

Judith LeBlanc is a leader of the Communist Party’s Peace and Solidarity Commission, the party body charged with directing the US peace movement and laising with foreign “preace’ and radical organizations.

In a country facing severe economic problems, LeBlanc and her comrades want to exploit the well-founded fears of middle and lower income America, to create overwhelming pressure for deep defense cuts – despite the fact the US, Israel and other allies are facing growing challenges from security threats from Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela and other hostile powers.

November 9th's USA Nationwide Communication Blackout

Some people consider it plain bizarre that such a test would be conducted in the afternoon hours while people are out and about rather than overnight while they are sleeping.

America’s Emergency Alert System has never shut down all television, radio, cable TV and satellite radio in its entire lifespan, so there is much anxiety about why it’s being done now.

The diagnostic test, will in effect, be a total communication blackout. The FCC is vague about how long the TV and radio broadcasts will be off the air.

The Commission’s choice of Nov. 9 as the test date is fueling speculation from an uneasy public. Nov. 9 in Europe and in military parlance is 9/11/11.

Undoubtedly the FCC test of the EAS is happening at a time when people just don’t trust the government anymore.

Video Update From Hal Lindsey

This is a very timely video update from Hal Lindsey and I highly recommend watching this:

Video Update

Sunday, October 23, 2011

In the news:

In addition to the massive earthquake in Turkey, we see some interesting news stories today:

1. The Revived Roman Empire gains (more) central control:

New euro 'empire' plot by Brussels

European Union chiefs are drawing up plans for a single “Treasury” to oversee tax and spending across the 17 eurozone nations.

The proposal, put forward by Herman Van Rompuy, the European Council president, would be the clearest sign yet of a new “United States of Europe”

The plan comes as European governments desperately trying to save the euro from collapse last night faced a new bombshell, with sources at the International Monetary Fund saying it would not pay for a second Greek bail-out.

The single Treasury plan emerged in Brussels yesterday as Europe’s finance ministers tried to find a way out of the crisis engulfing the eurozone. A full-scale rescue plan could cost about £1.75 trillion.

Mr Van Rompuy, who is regarded as being close to the German government, suggested plans for a “finance ministry” to be based either in Frankfurt or Paris. The EU already has its own “foreign ministry”, headed by Baroness Ashton, the former British Labour minister, and based in Brussels.

Also see:

Euro crisis response: pieces of the puzzle being put in place

Key elements of a ‘comprehensive’ solution to the eurozone crisis are coming together amid an unprecedented series of meetings and summits in the European capital.

...another eurozone summit is to be held on Wednesday, where markets and foreign governments expect a comprehensive solution to the worst crisis in the European Union’s history to be delivered lest the eurozone crisis tip the world economy over into a second recession.

2. Iran-Iraq

U.S. pullback to leave 30,000 Iranian Al Qods fighters sitting in Iraq

Friday, Oct. 21, Obama reaffirmed that all US soldiers will be brought home from Iraq by the end of the year. Two days later, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged in Tajikistan: "To countries in the region, especially Iraq's neighbors, we want to emphasize that American will stand with our allies and friends, including Iraq, in defense of our common security and interests."

She spoke as the Obama administration was preparing to pull out of Iraq, leaving in Baghdad a government and national army incapable of defending the country against widening cycles of terror, headed by a prime minister under Tehran's thumb and more than 30,000 armed members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' terrorist arm, al Qods Brigades, deployed there.

The eight-year US military presence in Iraq ends therefore leaving Iran sitting pretty on its two key strategic goals:

1. The exit of American soldiers, whose presence in Iraq since the 2003 invasion was deemed in Tehran a continuous threat to its borders.

2. A weak Shiite-led government in place in Baghdad, heavily dependent on Tehran's will. Torn by strife among Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds, Iraq is in no state to obstruct Iran's hegemonic plans for the Persian Gulf and Syria.

The Iranian regime's right hand for achieving those goals was – and is - Al Qods commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the man also accused by Washington of masterminding the assassination plot.

Since then, he has expanded this control, DEBKAfile's military sources report, by injecting 30,000 al Qods fighting personnel into Iraq, all trained in guerrilla tactics to the standards of Western and Middle East elite units.

Today, Al Qods has the run of Baghdad's Green Zone, the top-security enclave built a cost of billions of American dollars to keep the US embassy and high commands in Iraq and its seat of government safe from terrorist bombs.

3. The Demise of the U.S.

Soros army launches Wall Street assault is planning to launch a protest movement of its own to compliment the Occupy Wall Street momentum with the stated goal of "make[ing] Wall Street pay" and rebuilding the entire U.S. financial system. is funded by the George Soros-funded Tides Foundation. Another grantee of Tides is the Adbusters magazine, which is reported to have come up with the Occupy Wall Street idea after Arab Spring protests toppled governments in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.

The new Wall Street campaign serves as further evidence suggesting the anti-Wall Street movement is a well-planned campaign and not the spontaneous uprising its leaders claim.

Today, is holding a planning meeting in Manhattan to discuss ways to take on Wall Street in coordination with Occupy Wall Street.

The email spelled out the new MoveOn campaign's connection to Occupy Wall Street:

"How is this connected to Occupy Wall Street? Our goal is to launch targeted local campaigns to complement the amazing work being done by brave Occupy Wall Street protesters – something MoveOn members around the country have been assking for. And we'll continue to do everything we can to support and stand in solidarity with #Occupy."

Warning! Progressives Plan for White House Control, 2012 and Permanently

...a “progressive” strategy is underway to eliminate the role of the states in electing a U.S. President. By transferring electoral votes to a “national popular vote” this “Compact” would usurp the role of the states as safeguarded by our Constitution. In doing so, it could also neutralize Obama’s critics — totally.

And it’s happening now, under the radar, with the general public in the dark. This “ultimate vote fraud” is intentionally complicated to keep it obscure until it’s too late to stop it.

This complete expose on the “National Popular Vote Compact” won’t be found elsewhere. Because of the complexity and urgency of this issue. read it through completely. See who is behind this scheme and what its intended consequences are.

Called the “National Popular Vote Compact” this movement has been in the works nationwide – without public attention – on a state-by-state level since at least 2008.

The NPVC is a bill now moving state-by-state to make the popular vote winner President by bypassing normal requirements to amend the Constitution.

This sneaky scheme to upend Constitutional rights and protections of all states and their residents in selecting the nation’s leader is underway as an explicit attempt to defeat the careful Constitutional amendment process with no public knowledge, no voter input, no public referendums and no input from states which object to this measure. All NPVC takes is a portion of current state houses to make it law for all of us – always!


Why would progressives want to switch to a National Popular Vote POTUS?

Do the math: The electoral vote system protects voting rights by giving every individual state a number of electoral votes representing the level of population. In this way, all states in the Union have a proportionate and representative say in who becomes President. It doesn’t matter if the state has more land mass than populace, or if more of the people live in rural areas, etc.

Here is what would happen with an NPVC that hands all the needed 270 Electoral Votes to the national popular vote winner: Those states with larger populations – especially those with heavily populated big cities will pick the President. Period.

The politically savvy know that big city voters trend “Democratic” – and that controlling big city vote results (by buying votes, duplicating votes, “fixing” vote count machines on a large scale basis – these are all “Democratic” party specialties!

Major Earthquake Hits Turkey

Very strong earthquake in eastern Turkey - Urgent cry for aid (many fatalities expected)

This page will post frequent updates to this evolving situation. Right now it is listed as a 7.2 magnitude. There have already been a number of large aftershocks. We need to pray for the people in Turkey.

URGENT CRY FOR AID in ERCIS – Large number of dead in Ercis. The total population of the city is 145,229 and spread among the city center and villages. The village population is 66,832, while the city
- or “Centrum”- population is 78,397. Population density is 47/km². 7.2 and the depth of 7 km is updated to 20 km. This is at least a weakening message.

Still very dangerous and violent though.Buildings were destroyed in Van and Sanliurfa and all the settlements have reported some of the buildings collapsed in the earthquake and many buildings were damaged. A large number of injured people have been transferred to hospital, and under the remains of the wreckage recovery operation was launched.

7-storey Van building collapsed as a result of the earthquake with some citizens trapped in the rubble. Firefighters are trying to save the citizens of the wreckage at the bottom. Information about the place, and consequently the loss of life due to the earthquake happening is not yet known.
Essentially the percentage of people killed in such collapses of major buildings ranges between 20%-50% of the occupants.

Ercis (town near Van) mayor has said that they expect a very large number dead – state of emergency declared. Ercis State Hospital received heavy damage, and the tent waiting for the ambulance as an emergency, he said.

Also see:

"There Are So Many Dead": Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Turkey

This earthquake comes in addition to a number of large quakes recently, as there was just a 7.4 in the Kermadec Islands, a 6.1 in Japan and a 6.0 in New Guinea.

Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days

Interestingly, there have been some unusual earthquakes in the U.S. recently including Nevada (3.4, 3.5), Oklahoma (2.5), Arkansas (2.5, 2.5, 2.8), New Mexico (3.5), Hawaii (multiple), Southern-Central California (multiple), Southern Texas (4.8), San Francisco (4.0, 2.8, 2.5)

More birth pains are guaranteed to come.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tipping Points in the Middle East

The news today reveal just how many different tipping points are in play right now and any of them could easily launch the region into the final battles/wars as described in the prophetic scriptures - wars which will lead directly into the Tribulation.

Only a little context is needed for each of these tipping points.

1. Syria

Syria - as part of the "inner circle" who will most likely invade Israel first and precipitate the Isaiah 17 scenario:

We've already seen Syria (Assad) make definitive statements regarding any "attack" from foreign forces, including Turkey and/or NATO would lead to their sending missiles into Israel. Israel has already stated that they will attack Damascus if this happens. Additionally, if Syria were to use chemical weapons, then Israel has stated that they would respond the same as if attacked by nuclear weapons. And the recipient of their "response? Damascus. Additionally, we have already seen Assad attempt to link Israel with weapons flow into areas of 'resistance' - possibly setting the stage for a desperate war with Israel. This would be a good time to brush up on Isaiah 17.

Syrian protesters to Assad: You're next

Inspired by the scenes of euphoria in Libya, Syrian protesters poured into the streets Friday and shouted that President Bashar Assad's regime will be the next to unravel now that ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi is dead.

Although the mass demonstrations in Syria have shaken one of the most authoritarian regimes in the Middle East, the opposition has made no major gains in recent months, it holds no territory and has no clear leadership.

Now the armed uprising in Libya that drove Qaddafi from power — albeit with NATO air support — appears to have breathed new life into the Syrian revolt.

Some Syrians are now calling on protesters to take up arms and inviting foreign military action, hoisting signs that say "Where is NATO?" and urging the world to come to Syria's aid.

Will we see implementation of the "responsibility to protect" doctrine as we have seen put in use for Libya?

Also see:

Protesters in Syria, Yemen take to streets inspired by Gadhafi death

Syrian President Bashar Assad's security forces opened fire on the protesters, killing at least 24 people nationwide on Friday, according to activists. It did not stop the crowds from chanting, "Your turn is coming, Bashar."

The armed rebellion that drove Gadhafi from power … with NATO air support … appears to have breathed new life into the uprisings elsewhere in the Arab world.

The growing signs of armed resistance may give the government a pretext to use even greater firepower against its opponents. Authorities have already used tanks, snipers and gangster-like hired gunmen known as "shabiha."

What if Assad does get taken down? That too leads directly into a tipping point - as we have seen in Egypt and Libya, Syria will be overtaken by even more radical anti-Israeli groups - groups who would be even more likely to invade Israel:

Islamist Leadership for Syrian Revolution

Turkish Islamist regime deliberately helped produce a Syrian leadership that is more Islamist and more Muslim Brotherhood controlled than was necessary. Since Turkey’s government was empowered to do this by the Obama administration, the White House is responsible for this extremely dangerous situation.

It is a blunder or a betrayal — in effect, the motive and cause don’t matter — of the greatest dimensions. The Obama administration may “only” have paved the way for the triumph of Islamist regimes in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia — we don’t yet know the final result — but it has been actively involved in helping promote an (avoidable) Islamist revolution in Syria.

Of the 19 members of the committee whose names have been published, 4 are identified as Muslim Brotherhood and 6 more as independent Islamists. That means 10 of the 19 — a majority — and hence 10 of the 15 Sunni Muslim Arabs (two-thirds) are Islamists!

2. Libya

The entire world has been watching as the Libya's government has been overthrown. Don't forget, Libya, as part of the northern African alliance (which forms part of the "Gog-MaGog" coalition) will become more and more likely to participate in an invasion of Israel. How are current events setting up this prophetic scenario? The reality of that situation makes it apparent:

U.S. and Gullible Americans Celebrate Apparent Fortunes of Al Qaeda in Libya

At face value, the tenuous narrative of a struggling, desperate NATO confounded by months of fierce resistance on all fronts and an increasingly brutal and transparently atrocious proxy army on the ground in Libya, suddenly wringing victory from what was essentially a catastrophic failure, is difficult to believe.

...the US intervention in Libya, literally glorifies Al Qaeda’s exploits in the now ruined nation.

What is confirmed, is the jubilation coming from the West’s leadership and their ghoulish propagandists throughout the corporate-media, celebrating the apparent death of Qaddafi, and the apparent fortunes of NATO’s proxy rebel forces.

As reported earlier, NATO’s proxies, the “National Transitional Council” is led by the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) [4] an Al Qaeda affiliate and listed by both the US State Department [5] and the UK Home Office [6] as a “foreign terrorist organization,” and a “proscribed terrorist group” respectively.

In other words, we can expect to see development in Libya to follow in the footsteps of Egypt and Lebanon - which is a much more radical ISlamic regime - a regime that is much more likely to participate in war leveled against Israel.

3. Iran

We have been watching Iran closely, as Iran is a critical part of the "Gog-MaGog alliance" of Ezekiel 38-39 - an alliance who will invade Israel in a massive invasion (only to be thwarted directly by God Himself). We see tipping points being reached there as well, as Iran gets closer and closer to having functional nuclear warheads.

This video link comes courtesy of Mr. C and reveals the nearness of the Iranian tipping point:

Israel Prepares for War on Iran

Also see:

Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Iraq Highly Suspect

This is a very interesting and thought provoking article - one worth reading. Below are just a few quotes:

Integral to this stated agenda, is the toppling of Iran’s government and its integration into the Wall Street-London “international order.” Efforts to topple Syria’s government by US-backed and now apparently armed opposition groups aim to isolate and even provoke the Islamic Republic into a suitable justification for US or Israeli (or both) retaliation. As reported on extensively, the literal playbook from which these stratagems are drawn is the Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution’s “Which Path to Persia?” report. In it, it specifically states:

“…it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be.

Allowing the Israelis to attack by air, and sacrificing US troops on the ground in Iraq as a pretext for greater war is most certainly a possibility. The report continues on by stating the necessity of maintaining a certain level of plausible deniablity regarding the Israeli airstrikes.

Keep an eye on Israel for their attack and the complicit United States waiting to once again “lead from behind.”

The report goes on to say of an American approved Israeli airstrike:

“However, as noted in the previous chapter, the airstrikes themselves are really just the start of this policy. Again, the Iranians would doubtless rebuild their nuclear sites. They would probably retaliate against Israel, and they might retaliate against the United States, too (which might create a pretext for American airstrikes or even an invasion.)”

4. A coming global (totalitarian) government and the necessary decline of America as a world power:

The Indoctrination of American Youth and the Marxist Nature of the Occupy Movement

The ongoing and now extreme indoctrination of Americans, especially young people, through thinly veiled Marxist education in public and private schools as well as the popular mass media has made child’s play of creating a Marxist color revolution with the purpose of putting an all-powerful collectivist totalitarian government into power that will be able to seize property and deny, with even more complete impunity, the God-given natural rights of the citizens and which will still be covertly controlled by the billionaire and trillionaire organized crime networks.

Not to mention the coming world leader.

More below:

One such issue is collectivism itself. Surprise, surprise, anything touching on real empowerment or individualism, truly free markets (no, not corporate cartels), constitutional limits on government, or a truly representative constitutional republic serving the best interests of its citizens (no, not foreign invaders claiming to simply be lacking their documents, foreign bankers, corporate cartels, or semi-secret society members but real citizens) is not allowed.

The elitists have backed many collectivist authoritarian movements, both communist and fascist, throughout history.

The U.S. is just a few months behind the Middle East, where it is already happening:

The middle east color revolutions have been touted as grassroots movements powered by freedom lovers but they have often been covertly controlled by elitist and globalist banking operatives such as George Soros as well as by western intelligence bureaus.

Simply Google Soros color revolutions and the like and see if you are convinced by the evidence.

Indeed. More here:

The same dynamic is occurring within the Occupy Movement. The liberal young adults in this country are the most socialist and marxist indoctrinated bunch of mind controlled useful idiot tools of the elitists that we have ever had (with some notable exceptions who are in the minority)

However, true free market capitalism (as opposed to corporatism) is not the problem. Truly free markets are beneficial to everyone.

Are the Occupy crowd collectivists? Well, the Communist Party U.S.A. has endorsed then and The American Dream website has an excellent article detailing the collectivist leanings and demands of the occupy activists. They want immediate passage of the Dream Act among other attacks on Americans and American sovereignty.

Not only does Obama back the Occupy movement (although he seems to have supported Wall Street interests extensively) but Communist China also supports the Occupy movement.

Between Occupy support for Obama with a very collectivist plank and the endorsement of Obama, Communist China, and the Communist Party U.S.A., it is apparent that the elitist mind control psyop through education to create American collectivist moron fanatics and to import more from third-world hell-holes has born fruit.

Apparently all that was required was a very real but convenient crisis to bring them out of the woodwork.

Also see:

Solid Evidence That Occupy Wall Street Is A Communist Movement...To Bring Down The Free Enterprise System

Is Occupy Wall Street a communist movement? Is it being run by socialists who wish to bring down the free enterprise system? As you will see in this article, the answer to both questions is yes.

But the truth is that when you take a close look at the "organizers", the literature and the stated goals of this movement, you see socialism and communism everywhere.

As our economic system crumbles, an increasing number of Americans are coming out of the woodwork and are proudly declaring that they are socialists or communists.

And to close - Ahmadinejad may actually have this one right:

"U.S. becoming weaker and weaker"

"The United States has become weaker and weaker. Now they are hated in the region," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview with CNN on Saturday.

Tipping points are everywhere you look right now. And any of them could quite easily trigger the final prophetic wars which lead into or become part of the Tribulation and the rise of the Antichrist.

Which one will actually trigger the final events?

No one knows but there are plenty of options, and each one draws closer by the day.

Maranatha is our key word at this moment.

Jesus told us to look up for His return for His Church as we witness these events and we should look at the news with that thought first and foremost. He also told us to have no fear, as these things had to happen and we would see the early stages.

That is exactly where we find ourselves at this very moment.

We should be looking up; His return is very near.