Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wars And Rumors Of War

Jesus described one of the hallmarks of this generation being the idea of "wars and rumors of war" and anyone who follows developments in the Middle East (not to mention most of the world in this era) knows that rumors of war are the order of the day. Just take a look at today's news in that context:

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday warned the West not to take unilateral action on Syria, saying that Russia and China agree that violations of international law and the United Nations charter are impermissible.

Lavrov, cited by Russian news agencies at a meeting with China's top diplomat, was speaking a day after US President Barack Obama said US forces could move against President Bashar Assad if he deploys chemical weapons against rebels trying to overthrow him.

In some of his strongest language yet, Obama on Monday bluntly warned Assad of "enormous consequences" if he failed to safeguard his weapons of mass destruction.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the West on Tuesday against any unilateral action on Syria after President Barack Obama said U.S. forces could act if the Syrian leader deployed chemical weapons against rebels trying to topple him.

Russian leaders have said they are determined to avoid a repeat of what occurred in 2011 in Libya, when Moscow let NATO military operations go ahead by abstaining from Security Council resolution that authorized air operations.

Russian officials then accused the United States and its allies of overstepping their mandate and using it to help rebels overthrow longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. Putin, prime minister then but now back in official charge of foreign policy, likened the U.N. resolution to "medieval calls for crusades".

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has demanded that Egypt cease sending tanks into the Sinai without Israel's approval, a “blatant violation” of the 1979 peace treaty, the MaarivHebrew-language website reported Tuesday.

An Egyptian newspaper reported that local Bedouin claimed that Egypt already has sent dozens of tanks to the northern Sinai, near the Israeli border. The report has not been confirmed, and most other media outlets have reported that Egypt is preparing to send in tanks, planes and additional soldiers

An unstated concern of almost every Israeli who remembers the Yom Kippur War is that a renewed Egyptian military presence in the Sinai could set the stage for another war, especially if Iran or Hizbullah attacks from the north.

Israel has told Egypt that it must remove its tanks from the Sinai Peninsula because their continued presence violates the peace agreement between the two countries.

The message was sent via the White House in an effort to give the warning added weight and to bridge the shaky relationship between Israeli and Egyptian security forces, Maariv reported on Tuesday. Israel was protesting the ongoing increase in military presence, which has been going ahead without coordination with Jerusalem.

The decision to communicate via the White House was made, the report said, because Israeli ties with Egypt have become strained in recent months. The United States is still influential thanks to the $1.3 billion of military aid it supplies to Egypt every year.

Coordinated attempts by NATO and its proxy forces to invade and overrun the cities of Damascus and Aleppo in July and early August have failed, with proxy forces being expelled after suffering sizable loses. An attempt to decapitate Syria’s leadership in a bombing in central Damascus also fell flat, with high ranking officials quickly replaced, followed quickly by a cohesive military counter offensive.

With this in mind, the US has been making increasingly unhinged remarks regarding “weapons of mass destruction” in Syria and attempting to expand the pretexts under which it could “militarily intervene.” Even the very “movement” of Syria’s “unconventional weapons” in a “threatening manner,” US President Barack Obama claimed in a recent statement, would constitute a “red line.”

No matter how well Syria goes for the West from this point on, the mechanisms it has used to get here, including its “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine, the legitimacy of the UN, the West’s so-called commitment to “human rights,” and the narrative of the so-called “War on Terror” have been undermined beyond salvage.

Analysts say because Israel now believes diplomacy has failed to halt Iran’s nuclear program and the Jewish state’s very survival is at stake, Israelis have not ruled out a Jericho III missile launch to detonate a single electromagnetic pulse warhead at high altitude over central Iran.

Given that Iranian sites may be hardened against a conventional military attack, several Israeli and foreign sources believe that Israel has a nuclear device to create an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, that would produce little radiation on the ground but could knock out all of Iran’s electronics.

Israel also is assessed to be able to launch nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles from its German-supplied Dolphin electric submarines that could carry a one-kiloton or more device and explode over Iran, effectively neutralizing all of Iran’s electronics.

Another scenario discussed among some Israeli leaders is the detonation of an EMP over the entire Middle East, including Israel, whose military infrastructure has been hardened against such attacks. This would allow Israel to fly its jets directly to Iran without concerns about detection. Though it would also turn out the lights in Israel, sources there say the Jewish state could bring power back for civilians in a matter of days.

According to U.S. intelligence sources, Israel not only possesses nuclear devices of one kiloton or more which would be sufficient to create an effective result from an electromagnetic pulse but has Jericho III missiles which it tested in 2009 capable of carrying nuclear payloads some 2,500 miles. The distance between Israel and Iran is approximately 1,000 miles.

In recent weeks, U.S. intelligence officials have told WND/G2Bulletin that they have detected Israel handling propellants for its Jericho missiles.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is determined to attack Iran before the US elections,” Israel’s Channel 10 News claimed on Monday night, and Israel is now “closer than ever” to a strike designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive.

The TV station’s military reporter Alon Ben-David, who earlier this year was given extensive access to the Israel Air Force as it trained for a possible attack, reported that, since upgraded sanctions against Iran have failed to force a suspension of the Iranian nuclear program in the past two months, “from the prime minister’s point of view, the time for action is getting ever closer.”

Asked by the news anchor in the Hebrew-language TV report how close Israel now was to “a decision and perhaps an attack,” Ben-David said: “It appears that we are closer than ever.”

The report added that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak believe Obama would have no choice but to give backing for an Israeli attack before the US presidential elections in November.

Iran unveiled upgrades to six weapons on Tuesday, including a more accurate short-range missile, a more powerful naval engine and an airborne testing laboratory, Iranian media reported. The country also released plans to launch domestically-manufactured fighter jets and new submarines by early 2013, and has production of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles "on the agenda," Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said according to Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency.

One hundred officers in the IDF reserves, including battalion and company commanders, have sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is which they express their full confidence in the IDF and the government, and their opposition to calls for refusal of orders.

The letter's initiators, Capt. (res.) Raz Levy and Capt. (res.) Aviel Siman Tov, say that the letter was written in response to the letter by 400 academicians, who called on IAF pilots to refuse orders in case they are instructed to attack Iran.

"We, 100 IDF officers in the reserves, in the air force Force, Navy and ground forces, hereby state that we will follow any order we are given and carry out any mission we are sent to by the military and civilian command," the letter to Netanyahu says.

"It is a well known and clear fact that our very participation in military service is an expression of the trust we place in the system. However, we feel that these days, there is a need to clarify even the obvious.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is pressuring the spiritual leader of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, to support an Israeli attack on Iran.

According to a report on Monday on the hareidi website Kikar HaShabbat, NationalSecurity Advisor Yaakov Amidror met with Rabbi Yosef at his home in Jerusalem on Friday.

“This is a campaign by officials in the Prime Minister's Office officials to place pressure on Shas and on Cabinet member Minister Eli Yishai to support a possible attack on Iran,” a source familiar with the meeting told Kikar HaShabbat.

While Shas does not often publicly speak about the party's position on the issue of a possible Israeli strike in Iran, it is believed that Yishai is not in favor of an Israeli attack.

Air Force and Coast Guard aircraft will fly “intercept and identification” exercises over Washington tonight as part of efforts to prevent suicide aircraft attacks or other threats to the capital, a military spokesman said.

The latest exercise of what the North American Aerospace Defense Command calls “Falcon Virgo” involves Civil Air Patrol Cessna-182 light aircraft and a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter between 11:30 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, NORAD said in a statement.

“We want to make sure people seeing these planes aren’t concerned,” said NORAD spokesman John Cornelio.

Cornelio said the main purpose of the exercise is to test the command and control system called the Joint Air Defense Operation Center, located at Anacostia-Bolling.

The next two articles are must reads for any American citizen. Strange times are right around the corner - but we should expect as much as we seem to be closing in on the threshold of the Tribulation:

The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41 locations in major cities across the U.S. No one has yet said what the purpose of these purchases is, though we are led to believe that they will be used only in an emergency to counteract and control civil unrest. Those against whom the hollow point bullets are to be used — those causing the civil unrest — must be American citizens; since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries maintain control of their citizens.

What would be the target of these 174, 000 rounds of hollow point bullets? It can’t simply be to control demonstrators or rioters. Hollow point bullets are so lethal that the Geneva Convention does not allow their use on the battle field in time of war. Hollow point bullets don’t just stop or hurt people, they penetrate the body, spread out, fragment and cause maximum damage to the body’s organs. Death often follows.

Potentially each hollow nose bullet represents a dead American. If so, why would the U.S. government want the SSA to kill 174,000 of our citizens, even during a time of civil unrest? Or is the purpose to kill 174,000 of the nation’s military and replace them with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) special security forces, forces loyal to the Administration, not to the Constitution?

If this were only a one time order of ammunition, it could easily be dismissed. But there is a pattern here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has ordered 46,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition. Notice that all of these purchases are for the lethal hollow nose bullets. These bullets are not being purchased and stored for squirrel or coyote hunting. This is serious ammunition manufactured to be used for serious purposes.

In the war in Iraq, our military forces expended approximately 70 million rounds per year. In March DHS ordered 750 million rounds of hollow point ammunition. It then turned around and ordered an additional 750 million rounds of miscellaneous bullets including some that are capable of penetrating walls. This is enough ammunition to empty five rounds into the body of every living American citizen. Is this something we and the Congress should be concerned about? What’s the plan that requires so many dead Americans, even during times of civil unrest? Has Congress and the Administration vetted the plan in public.

I fear that Congress won’t take these ammunition purchases seriously until they are all led from Capitol Hill in handcuffs. Why buy all this ammunition unless you plan to use it. Unknown to Congress, Does DHS plan to declare war on some country? Shouldn’t Congress hold hearings on why the Administration is stockpiling this ammunition all across the nation? How will it be used; what are the Administration’s plans?

We have enough military forces to maintain law and order in the U.S. even during times of civil unrest.

We have local police, backed up by each state’s National Guard, backed up by the Department of Defense. So in addition to all these forces why does DHS need its own private army? Why do the SSA, NOAA and other government agencies need to create their own civilian security forces armed with hollow nose bullets?

This is a deadly serious business. I hope I’m wrong, but something smells rotten. And If the Congress isn’t going to do its duty and investigate this matter fully, the military will have to protect the Constitution, the nation, and our citizens.

Like most “average” Americans barraged by a daily onslaught of news headlines, sound bites and printed blurbs in newspapers and on the internet about current events, I’ve found it easy to become rather desensitized to the majority of “white noise” that has become the daily news. As such, it’s easy to lose sight of significant events or “game changers” amid the chatter of everyone behind a microphone, television camera or typing at a news terminal

Now add to this explosion of news and knowledge one’s own career where we “average” people are busy trying to make a living, keep the lights on, food on the table and the proverbial wolves from our door, it’s easy to lose sight of important events taking place right in front of us. Done by design, it’s also easier to be deceived and fall for big lies as well as the smaller ones.

I’ve recently spoken to several people who, for the reasons stated above, were shocked and horrified about the news reports out of Egypt describing the barbaric crucifixions of opponents to the newly installed President Mohammed Morsi by “radical Muslims.”

To that end, I’ve researched and studied everything I could and read so many U.S. foreign policy documents that I thought my eyes would begin to bleed or my head would explode, noting that either scenario would delight my critics. I did not want answers based in partisan politics. I simply wanted the truth, and wanted the truth simply and plainly. I now find myself severely troubled at what I’ve found.

Much like the gruesome beheadings at the hands of al Qaeda, however, there is a much deeper and more sinister component to these activities that you will not hear in the corporate media. Even most of the conservative press is deliberately shying away from the truth. What many are saying is that this persecution is an Arab Spring that has “run amok.”

Most analysts and talking heads are stumbling all over themselves to explain that the crucifixions taking place in Egypt are a largely secular or “partisan” response to the opposition of Mohammed Morsi.

Closer investigation of what is taking place in Egypt tells a much different story and does not comport with a plan gone awry, but rather a plan coming to fruition.

Equally alarming, at the epicenter of the plan is none other than Barack Hussein Obama and a cadre of globalists who are in progress of reshaping the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East and the entire world. Research has taken me from the crucifixions in Egypt to halls of the White House, to Barack Obama and his closest advisors, to the U.S. State Department and Hillary Clinton and her closest advisors, and back outward to a greater cabal of international globalists wielding untold power, influence and of course, money.

It is becoming obvious to even the most hardened cynics that Arab Spring is not what it purports to be. Since Arab Spring began in December 2010, the corporate media has compared the “movement” to the anti-Communist revolutions in the late 1980s. Despite the orchestrated chaos, death and the foothold gained by radical Islamic organizations including al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama himself has identified Arab Spring as a success in his foreign policy. After all, the removal of oppressive dictatorships is a good thing for the people of the various countries where change is occurring. Except when it’s not, and especially if you are a non-Muslim.

If Arab Spring is not what it purports to be, what, then, is it? My unbiased research found it is but one element of an asymmetrical plan for global domination, a tool to rein in the Middle East under a central power while systematically squeezing Israel at the same time. It is part of the (dare I say it?) “New World Order,” or one world governance that has been the objective of the real, multi-generational power brokers who control global finance.

I believe the facts make the case for the existence of a larger and darker agenda.

Students of global governance understand that faith and religion, like sovereignty, present serious obstacles to a one world system of governance. Therefore, the crucifixions in Egypt should serve as an important “visual” to the larger agenda that extends far beyond political opposition in that country alone. It is a harbinger of things to come.

History has shown that while Islam cannot coexist with democracy, it can operate with socialism and can be used to advance the socialist agenda. Islam has been used by the National Socialist Party in Germany in their quest for world domination. It is well tolerated by the globalists, and is presented as the sole acceptable “religious” doctrine by the United Nations.

For this reason, it is being used to throttle freedom of speech under the guise of tolerance, and even make the mere criticism of Islam and international crime. The proponents of this international effort are closer than people think. In fact, they have infiltrated all departments of our own government.

How long will it be before the subtle persecution of Christians and values in America will be like those in Egypt?

To achieve the objective of a one world global governance, religious freedom and national sovereignty must be eradicated. The United States of America has stood in the way of those objectives, and those seeking global domination known that the best way to destroy the U.S. is to do so from within. The Muslim Brotherhood admits that their objective is to infiltrate and ultimately destroy religious freedom and the U.S., and shares that goal with the global elite.

I should stop now, but this article is just too important and germane:

While the Muslim Brotherhood had its tentacles around previous administrations, the beachhead they established under Barack Hussein Obama and his key advisor Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian native, his Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and numerous other unelected advisors is significant. For example, the Muslim Brotherhood had an early showing within the Obama occupancy of the White House by special invitation from Barack Hussein Obama himself. Invited to offer Muslim prayers at his inauguration, Ingrid Mattson, then-President of the Muslim Brotherhood connected Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group also named as an unindicted coconspirator in the largest terrorist funding trial in U.S. history, delivered the Islamic prayers.

Then on June 4, 2009, within the first six months of Barack Hussein Obama’s occupation of the White House, he delivered a speech to the Muslim world at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo. The significance of that speech cannot be overstated, as it laid the foundation for the Arab Spring itself. With the full knowledge and approval of the Obama White House and State Department, top members of the Muslim Brotherhood were invited to that speech, and Egyptian lawmakers from the Muslim Brotherhood were in attendance. The now infamous Cairo speech served to facilitate a new acceptance and official recognition of the Muslim Brotherhood, the ideological forebear of Hamas and al Qaeda, by the U.S., compliments of Obama.

Concurrent with Barack Hussein Obama’s Islamic outreach overseas, members or associates of the Muslim Brotherhood were becoming entrenched within the U.S. government. At the U.S. State Department, for example, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “body woman” during her presidential campaign, Huma Abedin, was appointed to the key position of the Secretary of State’s Chief of Staff. Abedin has finally become the focus of a recent investigation by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other members of Congress due to her peripheral ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Another example includes Kifah Mustapha, a former employee of the Holy Land Foundation with direct and longstanding ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the terrorist group Hamas. Despite his well known terrorist connections, Mustapha was admitted to a six-week “Citizen’s Academy” hosted by the FBI as part of its “outreach” to the Muslim Community in September 2010; he was also given access to the top-secret National Counterterrorism Center and other secure government facilities, including the FBI’s training center at Quantico.

In October 2010, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed Mohamed Elibiary, a guest speaker at a 2004 rally honoring the late Ayatollah Khomeini to the DHS Security’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. Out of 26 council members, Elibiary was inexplicably the only member to be given access to a highly sensitive DHS database containing hundreds of thousands of intelligence reports intended solely to aid law-enforcement agencies.

There are others, but it should be clear by these examples that the Muslim Brotherhood is firmly rooted within all departments under Barack Hussein Obama. Given the known objectives of the Muslim Brotherhood, their influence on domestic and foreign policy should not be difficult to accept.

As far as Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood goes, Obama announced his intention to bypass congress and provide $1.5 billion in American taxpayer funded aid to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. While it is true congress approved the financial aid with the stipulation that the U.S. State Department signed off on the deal, Obama stated that he would act outside of congress. In other words, the check was as good as written. The Clinton State Department has raised little objection despite the ruthless persecution by Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Based on the limited facts presented above, and there are many more untold, it should be clear who and what is behind Arab Spring, and the motives of the same. If Obama and his cabal of sycophants continue to promote Arab Spring as a success and tolerate the persecution of Christians, it should be clear what’s in store for the Christians and Jews of America.

The time for Christians and Jews in America and throughout the West to speak up is now. To quote Thomas Mann, “Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.”

Strange times indeed, but we should expect nothing less. After all, we are living in a biblical age - an age which has been foretold for thousands of years. The end times agenda could never reach its conclusion with a strong and free America. Additionally, we know that America is not mentioned in the detailed descriptions of the Tribulation as offered in Revelation 6-18. There must be a reason for that.


ChristineInCleveland said...

All these articles are very disturbing, and so very predictable... Americans are being herded like sheep to the slaughter. Praying intensely for Jesus not to tarry much longer!!

Alice said...

Hi Scott,

AM asked yesterday if Egypt was involved in the Gog-Magog war. I realize this is not part of THAT war, per se, but I have read articles from a couple of prophecy teachers saying that Ezekiel 29 and 30, specifically 29:6-12, will potentially see future fulfillment (apparently it was previously fulfilled during Nebuchadnezzar's reign). It seems the main argument that there is still future fulfillment to be seen for this prophecy is their claim that there was no "tower of Syene" during King Neb's time.

I did a little digging and found one of the articles if you're interested. It's over a year old, but still rings true. I think he makes some excellent points - especially under "The Dragon's River" portion of the article. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on it! (or anyone's thoughts, for that matter!)


Douglas said...

Thank you Scott once again for all the hard work you do for us each and every day. I speculate that you must love rounding up all this information as much as we love reading it. I too have been wondering why the worlds only superpower is not mentioned in prophecy. Something crucial must be waiting in the wings. God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Hisown1 said :

Douglas I agree 100% . We are in a time of great sorrow - we feel it in our spirit as we groan for His soon return.

War in the heavens?

Thank-you Scott for the opportunity where we are able to share our concerns and thoughts and most of all what the Holy Spirit is affirming - globally.

I'm fascinated at how when I arrived in N America ( from South-Africa ) back in 1998 the Lord showed me in scripture what America is about to face. I shared that on many discussion boards and blogs but was " shut down" pretty quickly. 9: 11 was a shocking affirmation and a scary realization that God's word does NOT return VOID.

We had the "prayer vigils and the cum ba ya's" yet there was NO true fruits of repentance of the falsehood and idols we hold onto ( cursed is the one that dares try to tell us we are idolators )

Back in 2006 the Lord started to prepare us once again for what we are about to face as a nation. Many watchmen cried and lamented this message globally , but many mocked and refused to hear. The economic situation in 2008 came, many still refused to repent.

God has stated that He will give men over to their DELUSIONS and will CHOOSE these.

Isa 66:4 — I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

We are once again at this point and yes I believe we will be here to witness this devastating blow, why else would the Lord be showing us this if we weren't.

I may not be welcome here again after this but we are called to please God, not man.

In much agape love,

Marty said...

Excellent write up Scott! Shining light on the darkness that lies behind the MSM stories that they feed to us on a daily basis.

Colleen, you did and are continuing to do the right thing...your right we are not here to please man, and even the true believers will be decieved.

It is a scary place we are in..We need to continue to search our hearts on a daily basis, and ask God to reveal what is in us that we cannot see ourselves. I prayed for that after watching a video about asking God to purge out all evil in us...we don't even know is there, and he revealed something to me that was so deep down and un recognizable to myself...I cried and sobbed when he showed it to me, and have been trying daily to fight against this spirit of unforgiveness that I didn't even know I had. Sorry,about the tangent, but I think we all should do this...we are still in this world and our Spirit is in a fierce battle with our flesh...The Lord in that instance tought me a very timely message..Don't trust your own flesh...The only thing that is sure is the trust in him who has no spot or blemish! Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Douglas said...

Colleen I believe I speak for everyone when I say you will always be welcome. We are living in interesting times right now with the return of our Lord so close. I say it again God bless us all.

Anonymous said...

Why are the last nazi war criminals hiding in Syria? Ohlig & Puim show Islamic extremism came from Syriac monophysates, products of Chrysustolm trying to consummate the Channukah crimes of his Seleucid forefathers. (“Questioning is the subversion of faith” Homily I on I Timothy I- Such was the dark mind that led Justinian to abolish the universities and Olympics and bring on the palgues.) Nesselrode sent Porphy Uspensky to de-Hellenize the Antiochians which led to Michel Aflaq founding the Nazi Ba’ath party which is why Putin hid Saddam’s WMD in Syria! The Ochrafux church is a war criminal organization which must be prosecuted!