Monday, March 11, 2013

In The News: Unholy Alliance - Iran And Russia

This first article is just one of many prophetically related stories in the news today:

An Unholy Alliance Emerges

Ezekiel 38-39 looms:

The Russian Iranian Alliance

Here are some key points from Amir Taheri an Iranian dissident, and former editor and chief of an Iranian newspaper:

In Iranian political folklore, Russia has long been depicted as a bear whose embrace, even if friendly, could smother you.
The dynamic persisted despite multiple changes of regime in both nations. Even after the fall of the shah and of the USSR, the Iranian tradition of keeping the Russian bear at arm’s length continued under the Khomeinist regime.

The deal that has been struck is the START Treaty which lowers our defenses and is what Russia has been waiting for. And Obama seems to be “the one” they have been waiting for. In his quest to “prove” to Russia that we will appease them, they are using that as leverage to strike a deal with Iran.

And both Moscow and Tehran regard what they see as an US strategic retreat under President Obama as an opportunity. They think that, with the United States out, no other power has the capacity to check their regional ambitions.

The Strategic Partnership

‘A strategic partnership”:  So Iran and Russia describe the series of security, economic and cultural agreements they’ve signed together in the past few weeks.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Ai-Akbar Salehi arrived in Moscow this week to co-chair the first annual session of the “partnership” with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Days earlier, a group of officers from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard arrived in the Russian capital for a crash course in crowd control and civil unrest.
They’re expected to return to Iran by May and be “operational” in time for the June presidential election.
Iranian authorities are nervous about expected unrest during the elections, and so have called on Russia to help prevent an Iranian version of the “Arab Spring.” But Russia made its support conditional on signing a security treaty with Iran; Tehran complied last month.

It is important to note  in regards to Iran, mentioned in Obamas 2009 speech in Prague, “My administration will seek engagement with Iran based on mutual interests and mutual respect.” Coincidentally  Mr. Hagel also holds those sentiments in regards to dealing with Iran. He is also under the delusion that you can have dialogue with people who see us as the “Great Satan.” I am sure that will work as well as the sanctions posed in the past via the United Nations. Nothing like basing nuclear policy’s on “If the Iranian threat is eliminated.”

Taking into account everything that has been presented thus far, we are seeing the beginnings of quite an unholy alliance being formed.
For the first time in my life, without hesitation, I can say we are on the wrong side of history. Any seeing and hearing person can see that it not only puts our national security at risk, it is also setting up Israel, a country that we have always called an ally.

South Korea and the U.S. kick off their annual 10-day Key Resolve drills on Monday ― the day Pyongyang said it would scrap the armistice agreement and inter-Korean nonaggression pacts.

The allied militaries have remained on high alert for North Korean provocations near sea and land borders during their regular drills including the one-month Foal Eagle exercise to run until April 30.

On Sunday, the North, which denounced the drills as a “rehearsal for a nuclear war of incursion,” warned its troops are waiting for an “ultimate order to charge in” on its hostile forces.

“All means for our style of precision, nuclear strikes also maintain their combat mobilization posture. When the sound of gunfire for the holy war of reunification is heard, the U.S. and South Korea would immediately turn into a sea of fire,” the Rodong Sinmun, the daily of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, said in a piece. 


Most of the infections have occurred in the Middle East, but a new analysis of three confirmed infections in Britain suggests the virus can pass from person to person rather than from animal to humans, the CDC said in its Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report on Thursday.
The virus is a coronavirus, part of the same family of viruses as the common cold and the deadly outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that first emerged in Asia in 2003. The new virus is not the same as SARS, but like the SARS virus, it is similar to those found in bats.

The health agency said doctors should be watchful of patients who develop an unexplained respiratory infection within 10 days of traveling from the Arabian Peninsula or neighboring countries. The CDC has set up a special website with updates on the infections .

Drug-resistant germs called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are on the rise and have become more resistant to last-resort antibiotics during the past decade, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.  These bacteria are causing more hospitalized patients to get infections that, in some cases, are impossible to treat. 
CRE are lethal bacteria that pose a triple threat:
  • Resistance: CRE are resistant to all, or nearly all, the antibiotics we have - even our most powerful drugs of last-resort.
  • Death: CRE have high mortality rates – CRE germs kill 1 in 2 patients who get bloodstream infections from them.
  • Spread of disease:  CRE easily transfer their antibiotic resistance to other bacteria.  For example, carbapenem-resistant klebsiella can spread its drug-destroying weapons to a normal E. coli bacteria, which makes the E.coliresistant to antibiotics also. That could create a nightmare scenario since E. coliis the most common cause of urinary tract infections in healthy people.

Drug Resistant Bacteria On The Rise

Resistance To Antibiotics Risks Health 'Catastrophe'

Britain's health system could slip back by 200 years unless the "catastrophic threat" of antibiotic resistance is successfully tackled, the Government's Chief Medical Officer warns today.
In her first annual report, Dame Sally Davies says the problem of microbes becoming increasingly resistant to the most powerful drugs should be ranked alongside terrorism and climate change on the list of critical risks to the nation.
The growing ineffectiveness of many antibiotics against infection is being compounded by a "discovery void", as few new compounds are being developed to take their place. Dame Sally calls for a string of actions to tackle the threat, which is likely to include tighter restrictions on how GPs prescribe antibiotics for their patients.

New Wave Of 'Superbugs' Poses Dire Threat, Says Chief Medical Officer

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria with the potential to cause untreatable infections pose "a catastrophic threat" to the population, the chief medical officer for Britain warns in a report calling for urgent action worldwide.
If tough measures are not taken to restrict the use of antibiotics and no new ones are discovered, said Dame Sally Davies, "we will find ourselves in a health system not dissimilar to the early 19th century at some point".

"Antimicrobial resistance poses a catastrophic threat," said Davies. "If we don't act now, any one of us could go into hospital in 20 years for minor surgery and die because of an ordinary infection that can't be treated by antibiotics. And routine operations like hip replacements or organ transplants could be deadly because of the risk of infection.
"That's why governments and organisations across the world, including the World Health Organisation and G8, need to take this seriously."

CDC Wants U.S. Docs To Look Out For Mysterious Coronavirus From Middle East

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning U.S. doctors about a mysterious new coronavirus that's been claiming lives overseas.
The CDC's new report, published March 7 in its journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, shows there have been a total of 14 confirmed cases of the novel infection reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), with eight deaths. The illnesses occurred in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and the United Kingdom from April 2012 through February 2013. No cases have been reported in the United States.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to SARS, which killed 800 people during a 2003 global epidemic.
The World Health Organization has been tracking the mysterious disease since Sept. 2012 following the deaths of a patient in Saudi Arabia and the hospitalization of a Qatari national in the U.K.


Libya: 50 Egyptian Christians Seized By Islamist Militias

What was to come was worse, according to those held, victims of a round-up of Christians by an Islamist militia in the Libyan city of Benghazi. "When I visited him he was in a pitiful condition," Ragaa Nagah, wife of one of the detainees, Emad Seddeek, told The Daily Telegraph this week.
"He was afraid to tell us how he was tortured, but he couldn't see out of one of his eyes.
"They were standing over him and beating him while they asking him to confess and when they were about to give him an electric shock he said, 'Don't do that and I will say anything you want me to say'."
The round-up of scores of expatriate Coptic Christians last month in Benghazi, a centre of militant Islam in the new Libya, has turned into a wider purge of hundreds of Egyptians, the latest in a string of diplomatic clashes between the neighbouring, post-Arab Spring states.
The initial action was taken by a militant group claimed to be part of Ansar al-Sharia, a notorious Islamist militia accused of involvement in the death of Chris Stevens, the American ambassador in the city last September.


Waterer said...

Thank you Scott!
Lindsey was good again this week on the temple mount.. So much seems to be building up at one time.
with flu related vertigo, I have been down for the count. I was sad to be unable to teach the conclusion to Rev in our Bible study for the swirling behind me eyes.. BUT was joyful to hear my friend take my place.She is a N. African believer and so worth hearing I think you would enjoy her powerpoint stuff too.She taughtfrom rev 17 through most of the end..It is under libraries /podcasts/rev at I don't want to use scotts platform for ours,(though Scott,bless him,would not care)but I love encouraging new teachers and this was a labor of love for the Lord.
We have had a heavy load of losses in our church this month and frankly it has pulled me low..I pray for the whole church this morning,visible and invisible, that we will be encouraged to hope even more as days are harder.Hope does not disappoint as His love is poured out in our hearts (Rom5) but sometimes hope deferred makes the heart sick..(prov)Both of these are true.
love in Jesus

WVBORN56 said...

Praying for your health concerns KR.

Scott, what do you think of the NK antics? How does that fit in to prophecy? I guess it for sure is part of the wars and rumors of war. Anything else I'm missing?

I'm still holding out for the rapture pre-Isaiah 17 war. I know others differ but I think if for no other reason God will have to vacate the believers from Damascus before it is reduced to rubble. He may already be doing that by way of incremental actions currently taking place.

As Stephen mention a couple of days ago and something I have pushed for a long time, Jesus is coming back as in the days of Noah and that denotes, his return will occur during a time of "business as usual" since people at that time will still be eating and drinking and giving in marriage. So much now is just on the edge of the cliff; Isaiah 17, Ezekiel 39, one world government, economy and religion, pestilence, global economic meltdown, the fall of America, etc. it just can't be that much longer IMHO! :)


Dutch Treat said...

In reading some of the comments lately I'm sensing a lot of weariness as to how much longer we have to wait; and it's certainly understandable. It reminds me of what my mom and dad went through under Nazi occupation in Holland which lasted 5 years. Even when the tide began to turn first with the Americans entering the war and then with D-Day no one really knew when the pain and suffering would finally come to an end; and the closer it came the more desparate the Germans became. After Holland was finally liberated the entire country was in a state of euphoria over finally being free; and I imagine we'll have the same feeling when the Rapture finally takes place. So I would urge you all to hang on to wait patiently for God's timing and hang on to His promises. In the end it will all be worth it.

Waterer said...

Thanks for Prayer WV.. And encouragement Dutch.. Funny I never associated your alias with Holland but with "lets pay our own way date".
Weary yes.. but we cannt give up doing well.. We'll be tempted but He calls us up and onward.
A question for the Group.
Do you tink when the rapture comes that the Graveyards will be opened, visually? That all over the world cemetaries will look like upheaval??
Yesterday in our sermon on Lazarus, Our pastor said that when Jesus said Laqzarus come forth , he used his name because if he had not wvryone would have come forth..
It put that picture in my mind.. I know Lazarus's raising was different from the rapture in that ours will be permanent in immortal but the rising may be similkar...
Just wondering..

Anonymous said...

please recommend a video or presentation that deals with " of that day and hour no one knows"

Dutch Treat said...

Thanks so much KR. I may have mentioned this before; but I was born in Holland and came to the US at the age of 10.

Mrs.C said...

Sister KR,
Just curious, what is the treatment they gave you for your "flu related" vertigo? Im having a rough time too! :(

Regarding your Rapture and the "graveyards" being open visually, Jesus answered that question for us :)

Jesus Rose on the Feast of Firstfruits. In 1 Corinthians 15:20 we read that Jesus became the "firstfruits" to those that had passed.

1 Corinthians 15:20
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

Then as Zola Levitt used to say, Jesus presented His “firstfruits” to His Father on that Resurrection Day :) He gave us a preview of whats to come :) “Each one” will rise in their “own order” as His Word tells us in 1 Corinthians 15. Yes indeed, the graves will be opened.

Matthew 27 :51-53
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

waterer said...

Dear Mrs.C
Thanks for the Scripture first off. I knew it but was wondering more if it meant that they would LOOK opened.. I think you are right. In jesus's day they were stones to move so at least we know they were opened.. Makes Rapture an amazing thing to witness for those left here. What a testimony tht will be!
On vertigo. MAN! This has been the
pits. It did not hit until about 1 week after the flu which for me lasted 12 days not 5 as in my husbands case. Then i HAD A DECENT WEEK bUT THE FOLLOWING WEEK i GOT A FRESH HEADCOLD ON TOP OF THE lingering cough and cold from the flu.. I took a decongestant for about 2 days and on the third felkt so tired and worn still. I took a nap ( thought it would be short ) but I slept around 3 hrs. When I turned over the whole room went crazy and I was ice cold. My husband came in and we went to the urgent care. I got sicker .. with pain beween my shoulders, and extreme nausea, throwing up, The ekg looked funny so they sent me by ambulance to er at the hospital. After hours of tests, THANKFFULLY no stroke heart attack k or pneumonia they said Inner ear infection VIRAL. No cure just Valium and an anti nausea. that was 3 weeks ago. I have been a space cadet since. I tried teaching the in between week but became ill again. I have tried some exercises and my next step is a pt. Or ent. I'm wondering if sinuses are inviolved too and maybe an antibiotic would help that. I am seriously worn out with this but on the mend.. if slowly.
I so hope you can find relief if you have the vertigo too. There are some exercises on youtube..
In Him

Waterer said...

Anonymous. I found this and think it is well stated and taught.

Scott said...

Dutch - Thats a perfect analogy IMO -

WV - thats a good question. I think the overall significance has to do with N Korea's assisting Iran's nuclear development.

I also have always wondered if N Korea would combine with China during the wars of the Trib when we hear about the "Kings of the East". I haver a hard time seeing anything happening now between then and S Korea (or the U.S./ for that matter)

Waterer - so sorry to hear about the Vertigo. I have always heard that vertigo is one of the worst things a human can have.

Dylan said...

Man, if Babylon the Great were to fall during the conclave, with the world watching, what a sight that'd be. I know that it's believed by many (myself included) that The Harlot won't fall until the tribulation, but it'd still be an amazing fulfillment of prophecy if it happened during the conclave and we witnessed it.

Mrs.C said...

Sister KR,
Sorry you had to go through the ER stuff :( Yes, there is no “cure” for viral related vertigo. I have read that lots of fluids, light meals-broths etc, and lots of good rest can help (I also read sleep propped up a bit). Yes, sinus infections can affect your Eustachian tubes and that also is connected with your middle ear. Personally, any kind of sinus infection for me is exasperated greatly, 10 fold than the average person :( Because I have innumerable lesions on my brain, one of those lesions gave out a few years ago so I have permanent susceptibility to vertigo along with a lot of other fun things. :)
Yes, I am aware of the balance exercises and the Valium too. Again, personally, I only tried the Valium a couple of times years agi, and couldn’t remember a lot during the times I took it. Not good stuff for me. Heres a link for Valium side effects (which include memory/dizziness) if you want to check it out.

Also heres a link for sinus infections / ears

Hope it helps…

God Bless!

Waterer said...

Thanks Mrs C.
I am so sorry you have aggravated problems with lesions. So sorry.
I hardlky ever tsake medicine and yet the Valium was the only thing that worked. I noticed how time disappeared and I could sleep like no tomorrow . After the first three days I only used it at night and have stayed with that off and on til last week. I have not used it since last wed or Thurs.
I hope it just goes away as the cold has subsided and all I use there is simple saline..
Grateful for the sites. Thank so much. I do think this particular flu was nasty and had alot of extenuating results. So GLAD SPring is coming!!!
In Him,

Alyssa said...

Prayers for you dear waterer. Blessed be your work here til we are taken up to be with our Lord. And I wonder what the cemetaries will look like too! :)