[You can bet on one aspect of this training: it will be used in the coming wars with Israel]
New evidence reveals that jihadi entities, such as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Ansar al-Sharia (ASL), are holding training camps in Libya.
Al-Wasat, an academic/policy research blog, reported on Friday that credible sources within Libya have confirmed such camps exist.
The blog based its report on a Facebook post by Moaoya EL Wrffli, who posted two two separate Tunisians who had been detained by locals in the Darnah region and later interrogated.
The two videos provide fascinating insights into Ansar al-Sharia in Libya and its non-publicized activities as well as facilitation networks as it relates to the war in Syria.
Based on the information given in the videos, even though they were just posted online, it is likely that they are from late spring/early summer 2012, notes Al-Wasat. Highlighting that ASL was already at that point very active with training fighters for Syria as well as other likely nefarious activities in light of would eventually happen in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
The first individual mentions that his name is Usama al-Jufayr and admits that he is of Tunisian descent. He says he entered Benghazi, Libya in May 2012 and his purpose was for training to go fight in Syria. Al-Jufayr states that the group running these camps is Katibat Ansar al-Sharia, which was the name used by ASL prior to the consulate attack and which was changed afterwards for rebranding purposes, notes Al-Wasat.
The detainee claims that the regime in Tunisia needs reform, but the set up in Libya is “al-hamdullilah,” suggesting good or permissive to the activities they are undertaking. It is likely that al-Jufayr is indeed a jihadi because he notes that parliamentary systems are contrary to the Islamic sharia, which in his eyes is the only acceptable system of governance. Further, he notes that those training with him had not been involved in military jihad previously and come from civilian backgrounds. The program takes twenty days and only included up to that point weapons training and no religious schooling.
Below we can also see how the world is unwittingly preparing for the coming tyranny of the antichrist. In fact, one can make a very strong argument that almost everything we see today, in terms of global spying on citizens (which will aid and assist in rounding up Christians and Jews during the Tribulation, not to mention implementation of the "Mark of the Beast") and the ability to "make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation." (Revelation 13:7).
How will the antichrist do this?
[The article below is worth reading in full. Simply replace "America" with the world, and you can see the parallels with biblical prophecy and what we all know is coming. This idea particularly pertains to the last three paragraphs which are bolded below. ]
Tyranny, even when discussing villains like Hitler, Mao and Stalin, does not have a single pedigree. Tyranny is a process, rarely gained via force until the defense mechanism of the host is destroyed. Hitler took seed in the ideas of Otto von Bismarck which preceded him by more than half a century. The process is well underway in America.
What Is Tyranny?
The Free Dictionary provides the following definitions of tyranny:
- arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
- the government or rule of a tyrant.
- a state ruled by a tyrant.
- oppressive or unjust government.
- undue severity or harshness.
- a tyrannical act.
“Arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority,” is the appropriate description. The other definitions are either somewhat circular or open to the subjectiveness that politicians love. The key phrase is “despotic abuse of authority.” Tyranny requires a person in a position of authority to exceed what he/she has been authorized to do. Unpopular actions or decisions may not be wise politically, but they do not qualify as tyranny unless authority boundaries are exceeded.
The Founding Fathers knew the dangers of power and were especially concerned about preventing abuses. They established boundaries beyond which government and its agents were not to exceed. These constraints were codified by laws, a government made up of three equal branches and strong independent states. The Constitution provided the initial laws and defined allocation of power and responsibility among the branches of government and the federal and state governments.
Over the course of more than two centuries, these constraints have been under assault by those desiring more power. Time and opportunists have seriously eroded the original intentions and boundaries. Each violation made it easier to commit the next one and then the next. Each boundary crossing represented an act of tyranny. Some arguably were small and benign. But small abuses accumulate and pave the way for larger ones. Over time erosion can be devastating.
The history of government in the US, as elsewhere where freedom emerged, was a history of success based on freedom and individual responsibility. There is no part of the world, even those richest in natural resources, where comparable wealth, opportunity and standards of living have ever emerged. That is the nature and outcome of free markets and free men.
That part of US history is over. For decades this country has seen continuing and accelerating replacement of rights and freedoms with government controls and regulations. Utopian egalitarians have been in charge of government for decades. These do-gooders believe they know how to improve society. Unfortunately for them, their grand plans and schemes were unpopular and/or illegal within the legal framework of the country. To allow their vision to be applied required coercion and tyranny.
Historians in the future will use the concept of freedom to explain America’s decline. Just as increasing freedoms brought success, the diminution of this freedom (tyranny) will eventually be used to explain the downfall. The fall of freedom is the same as the rise of tyranny.
Tyranny, even when discussing villains like Hitler, Mao and Stalin, does not have a single pedigree. Tyranny is a process, rarely gained via force until the defense mechanism of the host is destroyed. Hitler took seed in the ideas of Otto von Bismarck which preceded him by more than half a century.
The process is well underway in America. Its defenses against tyranny have been weakened making it ripe for demagogues and tyrants. Politics attracts the power hungry. Weakness makes it possible for the tyrannical and sociopathic to gain control. If we survive Obama, which I expect we will, it will be in a further weakened condition than the one which enabled him to rise to power.
At some point a ruthless politician will gain total control. He will have the power and control of a Stalin, Hitler or Mao. How that power will be used is moot, but power gained is never not used. Hoping for a benevolent dictator is worse than trying to draw to an inside straight. Even if you get lucky, you will lose with his successor.
America is now run by political sociopaths, unrestricted by laws, ethics or tradition. That characterizes both political parties. It does not matter whether we elect a “good man” next. No country survives dependent on the masses electing the right man.
Countries survive with systems that protect them against the wrong man. We have lost that protection.
More "road paving' can be seen below. If you consider what is going on today - the antichrist won't have that much work left to do - it will have already been done for him. Washington's Blog has covered this story as well as anyone, so below is the main link. Again, we can see the parallels with biblical prophecy, the coming Tribulation and the power that will be at the disposal of the antichrist once he comes to power. One can only imagine how such power to spy will be used by his regime during the Tribulation: