World politics can only be understood via a biblical perspective. Nothing else makes any sense. This idea could apply to international finances, the ever-present creeping totalitarianism, the massive, world-wide arms build-up, the various alliances we see forming daily (not only 'Gog-Magog', but the inner circle of nations who will be engaged in the scenario of Isaiah 17), the rise of the 'kings of the east', the rise of radical Islam, the continual growth and central control of the new Roman Empire, the rise of Magog, the destruction of privacy as 'the nations' ability to spy on citizens increases, and on and on this list goes.
We also know from biblical prophecy that 'the nations' will be aligned against Israel in efforts to divide and finally destroy the country. And just as the prophet Zechariah informed us, indeed we are seeing this twisted plan playing out in real time.
We have to understand the hidden agenda and who is ultimately behind this agenda.
While 'the nations' pretend to seek peace in the Middle East - the persecution, terror, violence, pedophilia, beheadings, bombings, rape, and anti-semitism along with the perfunctory calls for Israel's complete destruction - all by Islamic elements in the region, including the so-called 'Palestinians' - are all conveniently ignored.
One can say the same about Iran and the so-called "nuclear agreement". It should be clear to anyone with 2 or more functioning brain cells that a) Iran clearly and unequivocally intends to develop nuclear weapons, with the 'agreement' representing a mechanism for Iran to continue such development and b) Iran intends to use such weapons against Israel. This agenda isn't even hidden, and the intentions of Iran are in open and plain sight.
Taking a large step back - away from the MSM and the politicians and their hidden agenda - one can see what is really in play here.
The hidden agenda ('hidden' to those who refuse to see the obvious facts and truths of the matter) is clearly and ultimately the destruction of Israel.
And to see who is behind this hidden agenda is equally obvious. Just a couple of simple questions can be enormously revealing:
Who has attempted to destroy Israel throughout history?
Revelation 12 gives us this answer (if it wasn't obvious already):
"The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child." (v 4)
"She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations...and the child was snatched up to God and to his throne" (v 5)
"The great dragon was hurled down - that ancient serpent called the devil, or satan, who leads the whole world astray." (v 9)
"Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea...he is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short." (v 12)
"When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child." (v 13)
"Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring - those who obey God's commandments and hold the testimony of Jesus." (v 17)
Here, we see the 'woman' (aka the Nation of Israel) gave birth to Christ Jesus, and satan's efforts to destroy Him were unsuccessful, so his wrath is now turned against the nation of Israel. Period.
So the last question - especially intended for those who are involved in the current "peace process" which contains the hidden agenda of the destruction of Israel - becomes:
Who are you really working for?
Today's news serves as a reminder of this hidden agenda. Make no mistake - the entire purpose of the ongoing 'peace efforts' is to return Israel to pre-1967 borders - borders which are essentially indefensible.
Why would 'the nations' desire to make Israel indefensible, while in the midst of devout enemies who are sworn to destroy the country?
Who could possibly be lurking behind this hidden agenda?
See, Israel is just not doing as it is told by Obama. Benjamin Netanyahu is no fool. He is also no lackey. He’s his own man and he insists on remaining that way.
Sometime in January, Obama will present a framework agreement to the Israelis and the so-called Palestinians. Middle East experts are of the opinion Obama intends to ratchet up the pressure on Netanyahu already under considerable pressure from the world community due to his disagreement with the “deal” the US is endeavoring to make with Iran to bar the Persians from creating their own nuclear arsenal.
“If we do not resolve the issues between Palestinians and Israelis, if we do not find a way to find peace, there will be an increasing isolation of Israel, there will be an increasing campaign of delegitimization of Israel that’s been taking place on an international basis.”Already, the threats. Could this be Obama taking the Chicago method of practicing politics international, explicitly to pummel Israel into submitting to the Obama Regime’s demands? Sure seems like it.
Obama does not JUST desire a deal between the Israelis and the so-called Palestinians, he desperately NEEDS it. He COVETS a win to crow about. Something to polish away some of the tarnish applied by his own lies and inability to govern.
Netanyahu has already stated, flat out, that whether or not any talks have a chance at success depends upon the Palestinians accepting that Israel has a right to actually exist. The Palestinians want to discuss which state would get Jerusalem, the removal of Israeli settlements from land the Palestinians already claim as theirs, and the “right of return” of so-called Palestinian refugees.
Consider this: If the Palestinians are granted “right of return” for those so-called refugees, there will be a tsunami of those so-called Palestinian refugees diluting the Israeli population to the point that the Israelis will be choked off, smothered, and neutralized, losing control of their country by losing control of their government at the ballot box as a result of the sheer weight of the numbers of Palestinians who would gain the positions of power within the Israeli government.
Strong arming Israel, as a form of misdirection, will not work for Obama. Entirely too many Americans support Israel for that method to have any chance, at all. Using Israel in a wag-the-dog scenario is a nonstarter.
"Prime Minister Netanyahu has serious, serious concerns about the as has been presented to him, whether it be on the ability of Israel to defend its borders or the reliability of a Palestinian state and their intentions,"
Israelis were also particularly concerned about "their overall security, whether it be boundaries, whether it be areas under Palestinian control," said the former presidential candidate.
McCain added that he Netanyahu’s concerns about whether some parts of the plan being discussed are enforceable, viable options that do not jeopardize Israel’s security, reported The Associated Press (AP).
Kerry is also in the region, making his tenth visit to Israel since taking office. The top U.S. diplomat met with Netanyahu for three hours on Friday, following a lengthy discussion and dinner on Thursday. On Friday, Kerry met with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman before travelling to Ramallah to meet PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Asked if he was gaining any traction in the talks as he met with Abbas, Kerry replied, according to AFP, “Every day (is) progress."
Abbas and Kerry are scheduled to meet again on Saturday, and may make statements to the press following that meeting.
In his comments to reporters, Netanyahu repeated that he did not believe the PA was taking the process seriously.
"Unfortunately, given the actions and words of Palestinian leaders, there's growing doubt in Israel that the Palestinians are committed to peace," he said.
"A few days ago in Ramallah, president Abbas embraced terrorists as heroes... How can he say that he stands against terrorism when he embraces the perpetrators of terrorism and glorifies them as heroes?" added Netanyahu, referring to the PA’s celebration late Monday night after Israel released 26 terrorist murderers as a “gesture” to the PA.
Kerry and his team hope to have the framework in place soon, addressing the core issues.
These include the contours of the borders of a future Palestinian state, the fate of Jerusalem which both sides claim as their , and the issue of the so-called “Palestinian refugees” with which the PA wants to flood Israel.
Kerry is reportedly attempting to force a deal on Israel and the PA which would see an Israeli "withdrawal" from all of Judea and Samaria, but allow for a temporary arrangement whereby IDF and/or foreign forces would maintain a presence in the Jordan Valley.
The Israeli government argues the Valley is strategically important, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has insisted in the past that, in the event of a withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, Israel would still keep troops in the area.
Netanyahu lashed out at Abbas, accusing him of embracing terrorists “as heroes.’”
“To glorify the murders of innocent women and men as heroes is an outrage,” Netanyahu said, dampening hope that much progress would be made on the contours of an eventual peace accord during Kerry’s visit.
Sources with Israeli Navy say Hezbollah's possession of components of the Yakhont advanced guided-missile systems poses danger to Israel, as Yakhonts are hard to detect by radar. If used, source says, missiles could bring Israeli ports to a halt
Reports of Hezbollah's possession of components of the Yakhont advanced guided-missile systems raised concerns among the Israeli naval forces, which estimated that such systems in the hands of a terror group could bring both the Haifa and the Ashdod ports to a halt.
"Hezbollah and Syria are continually fortifying, and once a week a Russian ship unloads weapons in Syrian ports," an official with the Navy said.
A Wall Street Journal report on Friday stated that US officials believe members of Hezbollah are smuggling the missile systems piece by piece to evade a secretive Israeli air campaign designed to stop them.
According to US intelligence, as many as 12 anti-ship guided-missile systems may now be in Hezbollah's possession inside Syria, the WSJ noted. Officials said that Syrian forces have been destroying equipment to mislead Israel into thinking it has managed to strike down weapons in Syria in its airstrikes.
The IDF has yet to develop a missile defense system that can intercept the Russian advanced missile, which maintains low altitude flight paths for hundreds of kilometers. The missile is therefore hard to detect in radars.
This round of nuclear talks were conducted in one day, and did not address Iran’s clandestine nuclear activities, its underground nuclear site, or the level, scope and sophistication of Tehran’s R&D of advanced centrifuges. These talks also did not discuss Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and its heavy water reactors. A positive image was portrayed to the world though, by the Iranian media and other liberal mainstream outlets.
From the current political perspective of the ruling clerics, Iranian officials, and liberal leaders, it is crucial to be prompt in depicting these negotiations as positive and progressive, as these types of verbal agreements and projections of advancement are key to Iran’s ability to regain its economic standing, and to strengthen the prospect of political survival of the establishment. For liberal leaders, this will give them the excuse to not take serious action.
It should be optimistic news for the Ayatollahs, that Iran has already gained almost 20 percent of its currency back in just the last seven months (since Hassan Rouhani assumed office). While one US dollar equaled approximately 31,000 Rial a few months ago, the currency exchange is now about 24,100 Rial. Before Rouhani came to office, the exchange rate had even reached to around 40,500 Rial to the US dollar. Several business sectors are also showing improvement, with increasing sales and profits.
Tehran has also been capable of improving its economy by bolstering its trade ties, particularly regarding its oil industry, with nations such as China and India along with other Asian countries, as a result of the projections of progress from nuclear negotiations.