Monday, February 6, 2012

Evening Update

First, we see an update regarding Iran's escalating threats to Israel:

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday endorsed a new doctrine explaining why it would be 'legally and morally justified' to commit genocide and wipe Israel off the map.

The article was written by Khameini's close adviser Alireza Forghani and endorsed by the Supreme Leader whose writings played a critical role in its drafting.

"Israel is a cancerous tumor in the Middle East," the article in the ultraconservative Farsi-language Alef news site. "Israel is a satanic media outlet with bombers. Every Muslim is required to arm themselves against Israel."

"I have already noted the usurper state of Israel poses a grave threat to Islam and Muslim countries. Islam and Muslim states must not lose this opportunity to remove the corruption from out midst. All of our problems are because of Israel - Israel of America."

"The first step should be the absolute destruction of Israel. To this end, Iran could make use of long-range missiles. The distance between us is only 2,600 KM. It can be done in minutes."

The crux of the piece says Iran would be justified in launching a pre-emptive strike against Israel because of the threat the Jewish state's leaders are posing against its own nuclear facilities.

The article makes it clear Iran sees no place in the Middle East for the Jews.

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Inside Washington,” Krauthammer explained his thought process.

“I think it’s fairly certain the Israelis are going to attack or you would not have had this leak, deliberately coming this week from secretary of Defense through David Ignatius of The [Washington] Post saying that he thinks there is a high likelihood Israel is going to attack, and then he went ahead and specified when.

He said three months, April, May or June. And you don’t say that unless there is obviously indications from the Israelis that they are going to do this even if they get and they are getting a signal from the United States not to do it.”

Krauthammer reminded viewers that the real threat of escalation would be if the rogue state attempted to block the Strait of Hormuz.

“The other question is will they attack the United States base in Bahrain, which is also suicidal, cause if you kill a single American, you’re going to bring America into the war and Europe into the war: The Europeans will join as well. So it will be an all out war.’

The United States closed its embassy in Syria and pulled out its remaining diplomatic staff on Monday after Damascus refused to address security concerns raised by the State Department.

"The government is getting stretched beyond its ability to control the various elements of violence in the country," one senior official told CNN.

"This is a decision we never take likely. Our embassies are a very important part of our diplomacy around the world."

Below we see a haunting story about increasing persecution around the world:

This is a story that should be read by all. The article contains a lot of information and below is just the introduction:

We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm.

In recent years the violent oppression of Christian minorities has become the norm in Muslim-majority nations stretching from West Africa and the Middle East to South Asia and Oceania. In some countries it is governments and their agents that have burned churches and imprisoned parishioners. In others, rebel groups and vigilantes have taken matters into their own hands, murdering Christians and driving them from regions where their roots go back centuries.

But a fair-minded assessment of recent events and trends leads to the conclusion that the scale and severity of Islamophobia pales in comparison with the bloody Christophobia currently coursing through Muslim-majority nations from one end of the globe to the other.

The conspiracy of silence surrounding this violent expression of religious intolerance has to stop. Nothing less than the fate of Christianity—and ultimately of all religious minorities—in the Islamic world is at stake.

Don't forget, Jesus warned us that persecution would be one of the signs of this generation. Like the other signs that we track on a daily basis, persecution is growing in both frequency and severity; an undeniable fact.


Mrs.C said...

Oh my Brother Scott, :)
I know its post-o-rama,and please forgive, but I was just taking a look at headlines before nite nite and saw this new one on the Blaze...whew...right out of the pages of His Holy Word!

"Former Russian Gen.: Russia Is ‘Defending the Entire World From Fascism,’ Is Ready to Use Military Power to Defend Iran, Syria"

"Former member of Russian Joint Chiefs of Staff Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov appeared on Russia Today TV to boldly announce that Russia is “defending the entire world from Fascism” — waged, of course, by the U.S. and Israel — and that his country is ready to use military force to defend Iran and Syria from its aggressors. He added that an attack on Syria or Iran would be an indirect attack on Russia. The retired colonel also compared U.S. presence in Libya to Hitler and his armies’ aggression against Poland and later, Russia."

God Bless!

Dave DU said...

Wow, that's amazing Mrs C. First thing I think of with all this "about face morality" is that scripture where God condemns calling "good, evil and evil, good".

The end draweth nigh in deed!

Keep our eyes on the eastern sky from whence cometh our salvation!


Mrs.C said...

Yes indeed Brother Dave,
Wow! "good evil and evil good", but then sadly the WH occupier and his minions in this country says the same things! Whats good is evil and evil is good! What struck me, is that Russia is now pulling out retired credible Generals with clout, to make this statements known.
And what will Russia do, when Israel demolishes Damascus...WHEW!

God Bless!

Scott said...

2012: Russia keeping the world free....Gotta love that.
What number are we up to now, as far as "Lies and Deceptions" postings? This could be part 12-13 I believe.

Dave DU said...

I'm wondering if those Generals are of cold war communist era persuasion?

Caver said...

And this old boy is wondering about the "Hook in the jaw".

Russia has based a huge part of its future economic strength on creating a nuclear arms race in the ME, with them being the primary beneficiary. Phone systems and many other side benefits go with it.

If Israel successfully takes these client states (read as customers) out, then I doubt Russia will be offering an invitation for afternoon tea.

Russia will have lost billions upon billions in investments, not to mention many times that in future ME business and complete loss of creditiability as the supplier of weapons systems.

Anonymous said...

Muslim vs christian and jews, the last war. Islam, the last religion. The purpose to convert all to islam.the mark.

Ezekiel 38 in the latter "years" when israel is born. This war is near and the rise of 10 kingdoms.

Ezekiel 39 in the latter "days", after israel is taken over by muslim coalition of eze 38.

Be ready and hold on to your faith

Scott said...

Thats a very good point; definitely some food for thought there.

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Dave DU said...

If I were the Russians if be doing that at the start of the Isa 17 war than wait until Exk 38.

I get the impression from my version of the Bible that there is a bit of a gap between wars. Surely Russia would be foolish to wait so long to protect their investments! Unless their unable or constrained to retaliate during Isa 17.

Just my thoughts Caver.

Caver said...

Just rereading the story...and headlines...of
"Iran: Genocide A Moral Obligation"
and can the world ignore this. How in the world can it be any more "in your face", more blatant, more undeniable.....
yet it will be ignored, bypassed, and glossed over in favor of some charge against Israel.

We can witness, point out, testify all day long...yet so few will listen. Still, we gotta try, as His Word comes true before our (and the world's) eyes.

Ya just gotta shake your head.

Come quickly Lord Jesus, your bride is so very ready.

Caver said...

Understand Dave, Understand.

Guess its the same for each of us.

Well, it certainly appears that we don't have long to wait before the blurry images get a little sharper and crisper.