Friday, November 22, 2013

Iran Launches 'Massive' War Drills: Codename 'Towards Jerusalem'

At this point you almost have to laugh...if the consequences weren't so serious. Of course, this will be conveniently ignored, just as the repeated calls for Israel's destruction are ignored:

Iranian military forces launched a series of “massive military drills” across nine provinces on Wednesday following an order by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to state media reports.
The drills, codenamed “Towards Jerusalem,” will continue over the coming days and throughout the rest of the year.

At least three battalions of Iran’s “fast reaction” Basij Force participated in the drills, which come as Western nations and Iran try to finalize a deal aimed at halting the country’s contested nuclear program.
A lieutenant commander of one of the volunteer fighting battalions said that the drills are meant to show off Iran’s ability to confront enemies at key points across the country, according to Iran’s state-run Fars News Agency.
“The main purpose for these war games is to retain preparedness and increase the combat capability of the forces to confront any possible move by domestic and foreign enemies,” Hossein Karimi, lieutenant commander of the Golestan’s Neynava Corps, was quoted as saying.
Additional fighting brigades will enter the war games over the next few days and at other points throughout the year, according to Karimi.
State-run media published multiple pictures of the armed Iranian forces battling through explosions and taking enemy forces hostage.
The “Towards Jerusalem” military drills began on the same day that Iran dispatched a destroyer, helicopter carrier warship, and heavy submarine to East Asian waters.
These military maneuvers also come just a day after back-to-back blasts at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killed 23 and wounded more than 100 others.
Iranian officials immediately blamed Israel for the attack, despite an al Qaeda-affiliated group having publicly claimed responsibility.
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei threatened to crush Iran’s enemies during a Wednesday address to some 50,000 fighters.
Khamenei singled out Israel in particular, calling it a scourge on the region.
“Supporting the miserable Zionist regime … will be a source of defamation for the Europeans and of course the French nation should find a remedy for it,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by Fars.
He went on to tell “arrogant powers” in the world that “instead of threatening other countries,” they should “go and deal with your wretched economic conditions and think of you debts.”

Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas member of parliament andsenior figure in the terrorist organization, threatened increased Hamas missile range in the next confrontation, saying that if Israel struck Gaza, Hamas would fire missiles at "targets north of Tel Aviv."

Al-Masri, who spoke at an event organized by Hamas students to commemorate a year since the IDF's counter-terror Operation Pillar of Defense, claimed that Israel "will be surprised by the abilities of the Al-Qassam Brigades."

On Monday al-Masri similarly claimed that Hamas now has missiles with a100 kilometer (62 mile) range, putting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in their sights.

The threats were confirmed last Friday when Colonel Amos Hacohen, head of the IDF's Southern Gaza Brigade, assessed that Hamas continues to greatly expand and improve its missile arsenal. The missiles are largely produced in Gaza following Egypt's crackdown on Sinai smuggling.

The Iranian negotiators face the delegations of six world powers in Geneva Thursday, Nov. 21, with strict orders not to give ground on the two major sticking points holding up a first-step deal on their nuclear program: The heavy water reactor under construction at Arak for producing plutonium and Iran’s “right” to uranium enrichment. If Iran gains those two points, whatever concessions its negotiators may come up with are worthless, because they will leave Tehran in possession of two optional nuclear weaponizing tracks instead of one - plutonium as well as enriched uranium.

But concession of this “right” has a more sinister purpose: It would give Iran’s nuclear aspirations the enormous boost of an international license to keep its uranium enrich facilities, including the underground plant in Fordo and the centrifuge production line, fully intact and ready to go at any time.

The infrastructure already standing, say US intelligence sources, is capable of topping up enriched uranium stockpiles already in hand to the amount needed for five nuclear bombs in less than a month – 26 days is the number often cited.
The second option of plutonium would also be available when the Arak reactor is finished.

And what compromise can be expected when Washington failed to challenge Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s avowal on Day One of the Geneva talks that Iran will not step back “one iota” from its nuclear rights, and his grotesquely barbaric rant against Israel as “the roguish, filthy, rabid dog of the region,” whose regime is “doomed to extinction?”

Recently reinstated Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman warned that should the international community allow Iran to continue enriching uranium — as the emerging deal between world powers and Tehran in Geneva is rumored to do — it will lead to a nuclear race in the region on a scale “that even the most nightmarish Hollywood horror movie could not come close to depicting.

“If the world legitimizes the Iranian demand to recognize its ‘right to enrich uranium,’ all the countries in the region will soon demand this same ‘right,’ and that will set off a nuclear race,” Liberman said at a conference in Eilat.

“We will know how to handle the Iranian threat, even if we stand alone. The threat is not just directed at us. The consequences [will be felt] across the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, the price of oil and gas. [The consequences] will be catastrophic for the whole world.”

Liberman addressed the Netanyahu government’s recent clash with the United States over the emerging deal taking shape in Geneva — as talks entered their third day Friday — calling for a more measured approach toward Israel’s closest ally.


Stephen said...



CLOSE over 16 000 for two sessions

articles coming out are suggesting that bulls are unstoppable.

really ??

what about a tsunami and/
or LA and SF earthquakes ??

and there are OTHER things as well.

bulls seem to forget that ONCE WE
HIT DEC, the clock is at 4 months.

4 11 APR 2014

but then OF COURSE the Bible is a
fairytale to WS pig bulls...

I almost forgot to say that.

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

Stephen said...

Scott, are U aware of this ??

looks like an agreement is very very close.

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

Scott said...

No, I hadn't seen this one yet....sigh.....unfortunately, its not too surprising We knew it was coming. The question becomes, will this trigger Israel to take action ? We'll probably get that answer relatively soon

David said...

Scott, and everybody,
What's your personal opinion of an Israeli strike?
I myself would like to see it happen, the sooner the better. I think by doing so it would catapult Christians closer towards, or into the rapture. For me personally, that's all I think about, going to heaven, experiencing forever the way it was originally supposed to be. I'm so fed up with life as we know it, or at least life as I know it. I've based my life on the fact that the bible is the truth, and Jesus is the one and only savior, and the ONLY way to heaven. If war between Israel and whomever will bring us that much closer then I'm for it. Just my thoughts....

David P

Stephen said...

Time is running out. The argument
for the TRIB to start on 11 APR
2014 is compelling......many videos
on U TUBE showing the pictorial
presentation from software of
the heavens (astronomy) re 23 SEP
2017.....and counting back 1260
days, shocking !!!!

there was NO SUCH software when
John had has Patmos vision, but
Jesus KNEW there would be in 2013.

BINGO !!!!

Bulls are VERY VERY HOT now.

2 closes in a row above 16 000.

IF and i mean IF we get to DEC with
this same old BULL BULL BULL....

then we are down to 4 months....

very dangerous.

I have never had to deal with this
kind of thing before, i mean, i knew that it was coming back in OCT 1977, but I never thought i
would be around to witness all this.

question is ??

rapture before or AFTER 17 Isaiah,
38 Ezekiel ??

does any one really know ??

one thing I know to BE TRUE.

as stated earlier, 4 months is
NOT VERY LONG so there will be
alot of action soon !!!!

must be, since it is still very
quiet in the M E

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

(Frankly i am scared, I don't know what to do, I am so USED to this
world and all I have
be somewhere else and leave all
this behind is scary...being in a
land I have NEVER resided in before..
not being able to come back here)

I wish i did not KNOW about all this, too late for that now I guess.

harnessandleash said...

David P
Reading your comments brought 2 Cor. 5:2 to mind, "For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our dwelling from heaven."

About the Israeli strike-- I take such great comfort in knowing Netanyahu is God's man for this moment in history. No matter how things play out I believe God will be orchestrating the decisions Israel makes. Having studied the hell on earth that will take place on this earth after The Church is gone, I understand why God is long-suffering, wishing that not one would perish.

You have based your life on The Truth. I'm with you-- wanting to leave, but resting in God's perfect timing.

You're right, the thought of leaving this earth is a bit scary because God din't tell us a whole lot about it in His word. But you know what? The little He did tell us sounds wonderful. There are some who believe that when Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place for you," that that means He actually prepares a personal place for each of us - filled with all the things we loved in this life. I don't know if that true, but if it is, can you imagine a place that Jesus Himself has prepared for you filled with all your favorite books, music, collections, or whatever it is that you love? I believe this God, who loved us so much that He came dying for us on a cross, will surely have a Heaven prepared for us that will make us not think twice about this life we live now. Tuck that thought under your pillow tonight & maybe the scary will be replaced with longing & peace.

Dave Down Under said...

Stephen its good to see your desperate and don't know what to do. Now you have no place to go but 'faith', or narrowed down a bit more, 'trust in God'. Can I suggest that you try spending 10-15 minutes a day just sitting and thinking and contemplating on the realities of heaven and just tell Jesus about your anxieties and worries. This is called waiting on God. Colossians 3:1-4 tells us to set our minds on things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God, to set our hearts on things above not earthly things. Doing this you're prepping yourself to face Christ when he comes and you won't be fearful as we are warned not to be in 1 John 2:28. When you stay in fellowship with Christ you're actually living in his presence always being welcomed with opened arms, and being strengthened by his spirit. You're also gaining heaven and moving away from your love and dependence of earth. Another good thing to do is just to thank him everyday and now and again during the day for all he has done for you and is going to do. Praise and thanks giving opens up the way for his presence and blessings to fill up your life.
I meant no disrespect steve in the first line, I was just speaking from concern.
Anyway many people hear love your updates so keep using your god given gifts.

Blessings David

Anonymous said...

I'm right with you in your thoughts. I am tired of this world.Every day it seems to get darker and scarier. I long to see Jesus and be with Him forever.

WV... Perhaps today????

Sandra said...

What wonderful thoughts of heaven to fill our day! Heaven is within reach, I long for my release of this life! Some translations of the bible call heaven Paradise! Any Greek or Hebrew scolars out there to confirm the word from orginial transcripts?