Monday, July 16, 2012

U.S. Navy Fires On Ship In Persian Gulf - One Dead

This has just been reported by ABC:

An American Navy ship fired on a boat in the Persian Gulf today, killing one person and injuring three others aboard the craft, U.S. naval officials told ABC News.

Lt. Greg Raelson, a spokesperson for the Navy's 5th Fleet, which is based in nearby Bahrain, said that a security team aboard the oil supply ship U.S.N.S. Rappahannock fired a .50 caliber machine gun at a "small motor vessel after it disregarded warnings and rapidly approached the U.S. ship" off the coast of Jebel Ali, a city approximately 30 miles from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The Navy has launched a joint investigation with the UAE into the incident as details continue to emerge. A defense official described the offending vessel was a white pleasure craft, but two UAE officials told ABC News it was a fishing boat with four Indians and two Emiratis on board. The UAE's official news agency identified an Indian fisherman as the man who was killed.

Raelson said the small motor vessel that was hit by gunfire from the Rappahannock was "approaching at a high rate of speed" and "on a deliberate approach."

Another Navy official said it was "on a course that would have caused it to impact the Rappahanock... It wasn't just close, it was on a course that would have ultimately taken it to impact."

Word of the shooting comes on the same day that the Pentagon confirmed that it had agreed to a recent request from U.S. Central Command to maintain a two carrier presence in the Middle East.

The carrier U.S.S. John C. Stennis has been ordered to head to the region four months ahead of schedule in September to replace the outgoing U.S.S. Enterprise. A Pentagon spokesman said the Stennis is being sent so that there is no gap in between two carrier assignments to the region.

On Sunday, the U.S.S. Eisenhower replaced the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in the region. By replacing the Enterprise, the U.S. will now be able to avoid having just one carrier in the region.

The region is a powder keg just waiting to be ignited. The Iranian response should be interesting.


Anonymous said...

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Current EWI counts suggest one
of two options going forward and
THE FIRST ONE has stocks GETTING BULLED immediately toward 13,000.

The other has stocks breaking down.
Ir regardless, UNTIL THE DOW cracks
12, 450, not much will be changing
in favor of bears, sad to say.

Bulls are cocky arrogant and obnoxious.......they are FULLY
in control now. BUT LONGER TERM
waves show an END to this number 2
up at some point. It has gone on
since 3-4 JUNE 2012....

THE TRUTH will be for ALL TO SEE
soon enough.

ANY violation of 12, 450 and bulls

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

WVBORN56 said...

Scott I read earlier today that people are now fleeing Damascus in droves as the fighting escalates. This could be the mercy of God prior to Isaiah 17 and the total destruction of the City? We could be getting close if that is indeed the case?

Robin said...

I agree, WV. Never in my wildest imagination, could I ever envision that Israel would go it alone against Syria . . .but Obama announced today, even as a defected Syrian Ambassador was stating Syria is ready to use WMDs, that the US won't get involved until after November. That virtually guarantees that Israel MUST strike.

Scott said...

WV - I don't know; things are happening pretty fast right now, and factors are coming into play that were hard to see coming (like the 'arab spring' for instance) - but these latest developments in Syria have thrown a whole new twist into the action. In 2-3 weeks, we may see some developments we didn't expect. One thing is for sure - sooner or later it will all be turned against Israel, regardless of the original confrontation.

Nathan said...

I was in Easter Island for the last 5 days with no television or internet (just got back today) and BOY did i miss some interesting news ? Is it true that Russia is now doing military drills with 11 warships off the coast of Syria ? Iran is preping for "end of days " Hillary got pelted with Egyptian tomatoes ? We shot down a boat ? Syria has been declared a civil war ? I think i'm going to go back to that little island and wait out world war 3 .

Anonymous said...

I am gob smacked that Obama, in the face of escalating regional events, will not make the slightest move until AFTER November. He is more concerned about his ambitions than the conditions of life of other peoples.I see this as a test of God on him. It almost guarentees he will not be re-elected, by God's own hand. He alone sets up and removes kings. And it says that Yeshua is in all control over all the kings of the earth.


Ally said...

Israeli-no matter what happens with Obama.....please know rhat all of us are praying hard and earnestly for you, your nation and your leaders!
Shalom, my friend!
WV-wouldnt it be funny if we fly out of here right before your surgery? ;) Praying for you!
Good time to say-remember we are meeting at the tree of life. Can't wait to meet you all in person! Or should I say glorified bodies!
Maranatha. Oh wait, I just had this picture flash of Pastor Yousef in the Iranian Prison flying up and the terrified look on his guards faces as they drop to their knees and accept Messiah.
I'm trying not to get excited but I just cant help it!
Israeli-just remember the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is about to show his face in a mighty way! Woooooooooop, there it is!

Anonymous said...

A Syrian defector said "All we need from Nato is two air strike on the president palace. .."
Is this Syrian general a bible believer? FIRE ON THE PALACE OF BENHADAD.

Caver said...

Yikers....a 2 carrier strike force "on station". Somebody must be expecting a whole heap of trouble or multiple threats.....and risks.

We got the Russian task force, the many shorelines lined to the teeth with rockets and other weapons, as well as the local air forces and navies with high speed torpedoes, missiles, and mines.

Everybody keeps raising the ante in this "high stakes" poker game...and there's quite a stack of chips on the table now.

Anonymous said...


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Experience from demons is based solely on what they want you to know. Satan is the father of all lies and nothing he tells us has any value whatsoever.

The following article is a MUST read for those caught up in today’s fraudulent ‘spiritual warfare’.

While the enemy has people busy following the counterfeit, then Biblical, God given Spiritual Warfare goes unheeded. Believers are being used by the enemy to keep themselves and others stunted and immature in the Faith.

Read the article on BIBLICAL Spiritual Warfare.

(This is the conclusion of this valuable teaching)


1) The belt of Truth- Having an attitude of honesty and integrity, truth. Which is the Word and Jesus. This is our foundation, everything a Christian does is to be based on truth which is the Word applied in our lives. Knowledge applied = wisdom. The enemy cannot move us into his ways if we walk in truth. One must have the word in them to be ready to be used in any given situation that would be contrary to God’s ways.

2) The Breastplate of Righteousness- our protective gear. This protects our vital organs. Satan attacks this area often by condemning us for not being righteous. We are standing on his merit and work not our own. No one can be righteous on their own It is Christ’s righteousness we are clothed in (Isa.59:17, Phil.3:9, 2 Cor.5:21) We are positionally righteous, however we are daily conformed to the Son of God making us holy in a practical sense. If we do what is required of us even when we fail, the enemy cannot put a guilt trip on us. If we rest on Christ’s merits, His grace we don’t have to punish ourselves for failing.

3) Feet that are ready to go bring the gospel of peace- Speaks of our servanthood to our Lord, dying to self-motives and living for His will. The Roman soldiers had special sandals that gave them security on the battlefield. This relates to Rom.10:15 How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace who bring glad tidings of good things." This is one reason why none of this has anything to do with binding and loosing. We don’t bring the gospel to anyone but those who are in need of salvation. There is no witnessing to fallen angels. (Isa.52:7) We are to make the Gospel our ownership as Paul said according to my Gospel. We are ambassadors of Christ to have people make peace with God. (2 Cor.5:18-21).

4) The Shield of faith- Is our protection from the fiery darts (flaming arrows) of the enemy. This was a large shield big enough to protect the whole body. All the thoughts he sends prompts us to sin, and when we sin he brings condemnation making us think we cannot approach God because he won’t forgive us. Trusting in Christ- know that he is with us interceding on our behalf. That his promises are true and we should not let the lies of the enemy touch us.(Gen.15:1-6) Learn to face the shield in the right direction. This means to stand toward the enemy not turn your back. If you train yourself to trust when you see no way human way possible the enemy will not be able to have his seeds of doubt and despair take root, they will fall off your shield.

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Anonymous said...


5) The Helmet of Salvation- Knowing where we came from and where we are going, a guaranteed future. It is to protect our minds with knowing we are in him and in the faith. If we are unsure in the mind it will affect our walk and battle. This is often attacked by condemnation from the enemy who makes us question our salvation or not being good enough. Having the correct knowledge of our relationship deters any questions that arise and bring on guilt.(Isa.59:17) We stand in the Gospel and his truth.

6) The sword of the Spirit -which is our defensive weapon to win in the battles. To remember his promises and word that is applicable to our immediate situation. God’s eternal truths are to be put alongside anything questionable or contrary to demolish arguments that masquerade as spiritual truths. The Word which can cut and expose everything (Heb. 4:12) will do its ministry in our lives if we use it skillfully and in faith. When we are challenged by the philosophies and culture of the world today it is the word that corrects. We have the whole word of God available for any and all situations. We are to be in the word daily to fight the battle that may come at any time. If you are an anemic reader and have a low understanding you will have a defeated walk. We must apply the knowledge we take in and walk in it.

7) Praying with all types of prayer- for others and ourselves being ready to request the Lord at the drop of a pin so that we do not rely on our own strength. This is our defense and if anyone tells you not to pray or not to be in a attitude of prayer, that’s exactly what you need to do. The solution Mt.26:41 "watch and pray lest you enter into temptation, prayerlessness is powerlessness it is the quick road to defeat. We must be in the attitude of prayer a training that makes us God dependent. There are all types of different prayers for our petitioning God. The terms may change but the principle stays the same, God being the focus and we being dependent on him.


I. Put on the whole armor each day. (Eph. 6:11-18) This is done by reading the word and knowing Christ and applying His teachings. When we stand in Christ we are victorious. He fights for us as we are steadfast in him.

2. Be sober and vigilant against Satan and his wiles. (2 Peter 5:8-

9) Be aware of the enemy and his attacks as well as distractions.

3. Give Satan no place. (Eph. 4:27; James 4:7) fight his temptations as soon as they are discovered in thought. Know Satan's devices, his schemes and goal to deceive. (2 Cor. 2:11) Avoid areas you know you are weak in, train yourself to concentrate on Christ and his word.

4. We Overcome Satan by standing on the word of God and in the Spirits power who strengthens our weaknesses. (Matt.1:11; I Jn. 2:14)

5. We Overcome Satan by the blood of Jesus and our testimony. (Rev. 12:11) We cannot be removed if we hold onto Christ by faith. Be assured of what took place in your life, as well as Christ’s promise to cleanse.

6. We Overcome Satan in the name of Jesus Christ and his merits. (Eph. 2:20-22) Our position in Christ brings us the victory.

7. Watch and pray that you do not enter into temptation. (Mt. 28:41; Mt. 6:13) We are to walk circumspectly knowing the evil around us that can influence and affect our spiritual life.

8. Know your position in Christ, don’t go on experiences for your spiritual walk. Walk by what he has said not by what he has not said.

Let Us Reason Ministries.

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Anonymous said...

The Subtlety of Satan
Pastor James Murphy (He’s the Pastor that stopped the Beth Moore trip!)

ESSENTIAL listening...

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Anonymous said...

Quote “The false spiritual warfare, world-view is essentially a pagan worldview, modified for Christians” Bob DeWaay.

False Spiritual Warfare in four part radio programmes
The Bondage Makers
Bob DeWaay and Dick Kuffel
Free MP3 download

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Hubae said...

Ally- I am with you. I am so ready to go to my Fathers house and spend eternity with Him and my brothers and sisters in Christ!
It is so sad that our president is more concerned with re-election rather then standing up for the safety of the world.
Please pray for our men and women protecting our country and the safety of Isreal.
Maranatha......we are going home soon!!!!!

WVBORN56 said...

Thanks Ally. I would love nothing more than depart prior to my surgery Thursday. :)

It certainly is appearing that it won't be long. As others have noted much is occuring in the Middle East. What will be the tippig point to start the shooting?

If the Lord tarries a bit longer I will try to update soon on how my surgery went. Leaving today to head south.

God Bless everyone!

GG said...

Hi WV -

Praying for protection all around you as you start your journey today :)

What a time to be going through what you are. I bet there will be some amazing witnessing experiences through this all. Take good care of yourself and know we are praying for you here!

God Bless!!

Hubae said...

WV, I am new here and don't know any details but will be praying for you.
I am so thankful to have found this site and the wonderful believers here! God has been good to me!
Maranatha.......we are going home soon!!!

Robin said...

Praying for blessings and healing. WV . . .

Anonymous said...

Welcome Hubae! Much Christian love to you! This blog is really good and you will gain so much information from Scott that you just will not find in the media. Many wonderful Christians are here too.

DAN said...

WV..I will be praying for you as well.
Welcome Hubae!

Caver said...

WV, watch the radar traps on the way down.

Much love Brother, many prayers. We got the prayer side covered. You get well and come back to us soon.