Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Middle East Tipping Points:

There are a lot of news pertinent to the Middle East, and they all point to potential tipping points and the closeness of the hour of entering the Tribuation:

The “skin of the face of the evil axis” of Iran, Syria and Hizbullah “has been bared for the world to see with whom Israel is living with” as neighbors, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Cabinet ministers at the beginning of the weekly meeting Sunday morning.

“We are seeing what is going on in Syria, and it is plain and simple butchery of civilians,” he added. “We see horrid pictures of children and elderly people” who are victims of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

“This butchery is not only perpetrated by the Syrian government but also by the hands of Iran and Hizbullah. The world must understand this evil axis and the kind of environment around us.”

And Mr Netanyahu understands that ultimately, Israel is the focus of this anger.

Tehran pumped out a report Early Sunday June 10 accusing Syrian rebels of arming themselves with chemical weapons originating in Libya and acquiring training in their use from an unknown source in their use. The report sent shudders of alarm through Western capitals and Israel and fears that Tehran and Damascus were preparing the ground for the Assad regime to resort to chemical warfare to finally crush its foes.

Three days earlier, on June 7, Syrian rebel sources charged that the Syrian air force planes had dropped poisonous substances over Deraa, Hama and Idlib which knocked people unconscious. This later proved unfounded.

Western military sources watching Syria’s flashpoint areas warn that the fact that both sides of the conflict are now talking openly about chemical warfare attests to their seriously getting ready for this deadly escalation - and the ultimate game-changer.

If they indeed go through with it, say sources Washington, European capitals, Riyadh and Jerusalem, US President Barack Obama cannot possibly stick to his refusal to take military steps in Syria and will have to step in with limited force to stop the escalating horror.

The proxy war is heating up as veiled threats are going back and forth between the U.S. and Russia:

In his most recent statement, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov repeated that Russia opposes any attempt to intervene or level sanctions against Syria. He also exposed the West’s role in purposefully perpetuating violence in order to sabotage peace efforts and create a pretense for NATO-enforced regime change.

He warned, “the way the Syrian crisis is resolved will play an important role in the world tomorrow; whether the world will be based on the UN charter, or a place where might makes right.” This after US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice declared the West was prepared to “take actions outside of the Annan plan and the authority of this [UN security] council,” to implement regime change in Syria.

Russia’s stance reflects a growing global consensus of independent journalists and geopolitical analysts who have meticulously and objectively documented a timeline of what is certainly a premeditated destabilization of Syria by the West. Professor Michel Chossudovsky of Global Research gives perhaps the most comprehensive back-story on Syria’s conflict to-date.

Already, Western press has backpedaled and been caught outright fabricating evidence in regards to the Houla Massacre, with the BBC even being caught using pictures taken from Iraq years ago for their Syrian coverage. This latest account from FAZ further indicates that indeed the West is engaged in a vast campaign of war propaganda to do exactly what Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has warned they are doing, attempting to fill the international community with indignation, and “start a full-blown intervention in Syria.”

The armed Syrian opposition has got their hands on chemical weapons, which they acquired from Libya, a media report claims. They allegedly plan to use it against civilians and pin the atrocity on the Bashar al-Assad regime.

The report by DamPress claims the opposition group in possession of the weapons is being trained in its use inside Turkey. No further detail on the alleged conspiracy is given.

The chemical framing plot allegations comes days after British journalist Alex Thomson from Channel 4 news accused a Syrian opposition group of trying to set him and his crew up to be killed by government forces. He said a western journalist death would give bad publicity for Damascus.

Syria is sliding back into violence after a UN-brokered peace plan failed to bring the rival forces in the country to negotiation table. The worst of the incidents of renewed bloodshed were two massacres of civilians in the villages of Houla and al-Qubair.

Opposition blame the killings on pro-government paramilitary forces, while Damascus says both incidents were provocations carried out by terrorist groups. The UN observer mission currently deployed in Syria failed to establish for certain who committed the atrocities.

The United States now admits that there is increasing evidence al-Qaida is working its way into Syria and associating itself with the opponents of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad

There also is evidence that al-Qaida is going into Syria from neighboring Lebanon and associating itself with the Sunnis there and in the Western-most Sunni-dominated provinces in Iraq that border on Syria.

Now, there is increasing evidence that jihadist fighters are beginning to stream in from Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and Libya.

“If al-Assad is ousted,” one informed Lebanese observer told G2Bulletin, “al-Qaida will take over the opposition movement and control Syria.”

Once again, just like Libya and Egypt, we are on the verge of seeing a relatively stable government in the Middle-East overturned by radical Islam. All with the aid and assistance of the U.S.

It is getting easier and easier to see the alliances which will be formed - those who will unite against Israel in the near future.

So far, al-Qaida has been able to operate with virtual impunity in Syria among the Sunni opposition, according to informed sources.

Just as al-Qaida began to infiltrate into Syria only after the fall of Saddam Hussein, the same appears to be emerging in Syria.

President Barack Obama’s deputies are holding “hundreds” of closed-door meetings with a jihad-linked lobbying group that is widely derided by critics as a U.S. arm of the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood.

The admission of meetings with the Council on American-Islamic Relations came from George Selim, the White House’s new director for community partnerships, which was formed in January to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and social service agencies with Muslim identity groups in the United States.

“The White House is so clueless and/or compromised” when dealing with the brotherhood, said Robert Spencer, the author of several books about Islam and jihad. CAIR, he said, is “the political front of a radically repressive, Jew-hating, woman-hating organization.”

The House of Representatives last month prodded the Department of Justice to end all contacts with CAIR.

Heavy fighting is reported on the streets of Damascus.

United Nations supervisors say opposition forces are attacking Syrian government troops as well as the electricity stations supplying power to the Syrian Army bases. They have also bombed six buses carrying the soldiers loyal to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

The battles are said to be the fiercest since the beginning of the revolution sparked by the Arab Spring uprising that began in March 2011.

And lastly - this next article is interesting because of the speculation among prophecy watchers relating to just how or why beheadings would be the order of the day during the Tribulation. Recall Revelation 20:4

"And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God."

Are Guillotines Next? 11 Examples That Show That Beheading Is On The Rise All Over The World Who ever thought that we would be talking about an epidemic of beheading early in the 21st century?

Unfortunately, it appears that beheading is making a huge comeback and has become a favorite form of execution all over the world.

Recently we have seen brutal beheadings in the Middle East, in Mexico, in Africa, in India and even in the United States. So what is next? Will guillotines make a comeback?

This was a really difficult article to write. If you have a weak stomach you might not want to read it.

I thought about not writing it, but I think it is important to expose what is really going on out there.

This is even more interesting and germane, because this isn't a prophecy related article; this comes from Europe News:

Sometimes it is really easy to sit in our comfortable homes surrounded by people that we love and ignore the terrible evil that is happening out in our world today. Our planet is not a very nice place and tyranny is gaining more ground with each passing day

You might think that this is something that happens "on the other side of the world" and that you do not need to worry about it, but as tyranny spreads so will this kind of brutality.

And interestingly, the author asks the same questions that prophecy watchers have been asking for years:

What would you do someday if you had a choice of either bowing down to tyranny or losing your head? What would you do someday if you were threatened with beheading if you did not renounce what you believe? You might want to think about how you would handle that type of situation. Our world is becoming a very evil place, and in the years ahead the pressure to submit to tyranny is only going to increase.

Of course, we cannot forget that this is a Tribulation scenario - but we are now seeing foreshadowing of what is to come upon the whole earth:

Most people don't connect "beheadings" with North America, but the truth is that they happen very often down in Mexico in connection with the drug wars.

For example, just a few weeks ago 49 corpses without heads were found near the city of Monterrey, Mexico. It has become common practice for drug cartels to behead their enemies once they execute them.

In another shocking incident, 18 decapitated corpses were recently discovered near the city of Guadalajara, Mexico.

You don't hear about it in the mainstream media, but it is quite common for Muslims that have converted to Christianity to be beheaded for their faith by gangs of vigilantes in many areas of the Middle East.

An absolutely brutal beheading that was recently shown on "Egypt Today" is getting a lot of attention. I thought about posting the video in this article, but I just couldn't. A lot of children read these articles, and children should definitely not watch this video.

A young man appears held down by masked men. His head is pulled back, with a knife to his throat. He does not struggle and appears resigned to his fate. Speaking in Arabic, the background speaker, or "narrator," chants a number of Muslim prayers and supplications, mostly condemning Christianity, which, because of the Trinity, is referred to as a polytheistic faith: "Let Allah be avenged on the polytheist apostate"; "Allah empower your religion, make it victorious against the polytheists"; "Allah, defeat the infidels at the hands of the Muslims," and "There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger." (...)


Anonymous said...

And yet, stocks are exploding on the
UPSIDE tonite; we just hit 12 752
on the dow futures a little while ago...............heading for 13,000 !!!!

This is ALL part and parcel of a
NUMBER 2 up and should be expected
as part of the wave count at this

WHAT WOULD NOT be expected is if the
DOW managed to RALLY above 13,339
to new highs. ANY MOVE like that
will SEVERELY DELAY the "end" .

That needs to be watched VERY closely. EWI is looking for a top
this week, but not sure when.

I must say that bulls are GETTING VERY GREEDY here due to the Spain
bailout just announced by the EU.

and with 5 waves down since 01 MAY
on the dow, odds of a breakout ABOVE 13 339 are VERY LOW.

we will see.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

WVBORN56 said...

Back from a weekened of Sight and Sound in Lancaster, PA to see the musical play of Jonah. What a blessing! If you want a nice outing this summer you can couple the play with experiencing the Amish community and great food. The Amish life is fascinating and I am trusting they know the Lord and are not hoping for heaven based on works salvation. I am not that familiar with their beliefs?

It is hard to belive what two days away from here and the news brings! It is incredible to see how quickly things continue to progress.

As always, thanks Scott for a masterful job of pulling things together!

Anonymous said...

WV, interesting you went to Lancaster, saw the Amish, and attended the play of Jonah. Our pastor mentioned filling 2 buses this summer for exactly the same trip.

That church don't cross the state for a play unless its good....a 10 hour trip is almost unheard of.

Caver said...

Whoopsie...the post above was me...hit the wrong button.

WVBORN56 said...

Caver it wuld be worth the effort and 10 hour trip. The play is amazing and filled with great bible lessons and a emotional tear filled surprise ending! Hope you guys get to go should the Lord tarry :)

Dutch Treat said...

Caver, WV, I've seen 6 or 7 of these plays in Lancaster. Believe me. They are well worth it.

Anonymous said...

Stocks are still up BIG late in
the nite; looks like bulling for
SURE on MON, TUES, maybe the whole

BULLS are absolutely ECSTATIC
regarding the Spain bail out.

The "end" is delayed yet again.

sad to say >>>>>>>>

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Mrs.C said...

Isaiah 17 is the beginning of God turning back to His People. It is all about Israel and God. He will bring them to their knees. It begins with Israel striking Damascus to the state of ruins. Then the dominos begin to fall. Jordan is next in Verse 2, followed by the West Bank in Verse 3. We also know from the second portion of Verse 3. that it is Israel that has attacked Damascus.
Then, something horrendous happens to Israel, as God describes the "desolation" that will occur, and God tells us why He allows this to happen to His People. When the surrounding enemies of Israel attempt to rush in to finish Israel off, is when God steps in. From that moment forward, is the beginning of the return of God to His People. The fullness of His Return to them will occur in the quickly to follow Ezekiel 38-39 war. This Ezekiel 38 war will be the retaliatory act that Gog (Russia), as God Himself has orchestrated it to happen.

This was an article from the other day, that the IDF is predicting that Assad will stay in power until 2013. We know that is very unlikely to happen the way things are going, but the STUNNING part of this article is that the IDF believes that Assad “ while Assad may lose control of certain cities, he, his army will remain controlling Damascus” WOW! Narrows it down to where? DAMASCUS! And we know that for years, Bibi has said Israel will hold DAMASCUS responsible for ANY attacks on Israel be it from Syria or Lebanon.

“IDF Assessment Predicts Assad In Power Through 2013”

We also have the IDF Chief of Staff stating that Israel is “Super read” to take on Iran.
Personally, I have never over many years, ever heard the IDF make such a statement as “super-ready”. Whew!
“Gantz: Israel Super-Ready to Attack Iran if Needed”

Amazing, amazing that God has allowed each one of us to be so Blessed, so privileged as to be born into this Generation, at the edge of time...WOW!

God Bless!

(BTW Brother Scott – someone is attempting to use your blog to advertise on the previous days post -Sunday, June 10, 2012 The Middle East Tipping Points)