Thursday, March 6, 2014

In The News:

Cairo is seeking air-defense systems such as the advanced S-300 that Syria and Iran have sought, MiG fighter jets, and Kornet antitank weapons, which could cause Israel worry, according to a Washington Institute for Near East Policyreport.
Despite the fact that Egypt has maintained the peace deal with Israel since 1979, a transfer of such advanced weapons “would degrade Israel’s qualitative military edge,” said the report, titled “Egypt’s arms deal with Russia: Potential Strategic Costs,” by David Schenker and Eric Trager.

Egypt completed a $2 billion arms deal with Russia, financed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, an Egyptian newspaper reported last month.
Asked if the US might take punitive action against Egypt if such advanced weaponry were included, Schenker, the director of the Program on Arab Politics and a senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, told The Jerusalem Post that the US would hold off until it can confirm such purchases.
“I would be surprised, though, if US diplomats are not speaking with their counterparts in Egypt about this and conveying concerns and potential consequences should these purchases actually occur,” he said.

Egypt’s moves to improve relations with Russia are seen as a way to counter the threat of US pressure. The US partial aid and weapons freeze was largely seen to be a punishment for the military coup and crackdown on former presidentMohamed Morsi and his supporters.

 A ship allegedly carrying advanced rockets from Iran to Gaza that was intercepted by the Israeli navy will reach the port of Eilat on Saturday evening, the military said.

“This ship, which was transporting dozens of M302-type rockets with a range of 150 to 200 kilometers (more than 100 miles) is currently north of Port Sudan and will arrive in Eilat on Saturday evening,” Brigadier General Motti Almoz told military radio Thursday.

“The ship may be carrying other weapons as well but we can only know this when it reaches Eilat,” he said, referring to the resort city at the southernmost tip of Israel.

“There is clear and unequivocal information that this (shipment) came from Iran,” he said, without giving further details.
Major General Aviv Kochavi, head of military intelligence, was to give a news conference on the ship later Thursday. The military has said it was carrying rockets “capable of striking anywhere in Israel.”

The last time a leaked phone call out of Ukraine was released about a month ago ostensibly by the Russian NSA equivalent, one between US assistant sec state Victoria Nuland and the US envoy to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, it was revealed that the real puppet masters behind the Maidan movement, and the true instigators of the Ukraine "revolution" were none other than the "developed" world superpowers, lead by the US. Also revealed were tensions between the US and EU strategies on how to overthrow the current government, culminating with the infamous "Fuck the EU." Needless to say the US, which implicitly confirmed the recording, was angry at Russia and accused it of using dirty tricks.
That's ironic, because when it comes to "dirty tricks" what is about to be presented, blows the top off anything Russia may or has done to date.
Earlier today an even more shocking recording has been "leaked" this time one between the always concerned about human rights EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet, in which it is revealed on tape that all those photos of horrifying deaths of Ukrainians by snipers during the last days of the Median stand off, were in fact caused not by Snipers controlled by Yanukovich, but that the snipers shot at both protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders!

Here is the key exchange, just after 8 minutes into the conversation :
Paet: "All the evidence shows that people who were killed by snipers from both sides, policemen and people from the streets, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides. ... Some photos that showed it is the same handwriting, the same type of bullets, and it is really disturbing that now the new coalition they don't want to investigate what exactly happened. So there is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovych, but it was somebody from the new coalition."
Ashton: "I think we do want to investigate. I mean, I didn’t pick that up, that’s interesting. Gosh."
Paet: "It already discreditates (sic) this new coalition."
So first US orchestrates the Kiev overthrow, and now the new "leaders" of Ukraine are allegedly found to have fired against their own people - the same provocation they subsequently used to run Yanukovich out of the country and install a pro-Western puppet government. Of course, said pro-Western coalition has not been discreditated (sic) because Ms. Ashton has sternly refused to investigate, knowing quite well how horribly this would reflect on the new Ukraine "leadership" -  a government which shot its own people to fabricate the pretext under which it rose to power.

Is it any wonder then that Russia has responded the way it has?
As for at least one of the affected parties, Estonia, it has just confirmed the authenticity of the recording, and the ministry of foreign affairs has organized a press conference to answer media questions today at 5 pm. From the Valisministeerium:

No. 84-E Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton uploaded to the Internet today, a phone call is authentic.

Paet and Ashton conversation took place on 26 February, following Estonia's Foreign Minister's visit to Ukraine, and immediately after the end of the street violence.

Foreign Minister Paet communicate what he had said about the meetings held in Kiev last day and expressed concern about the situation.

"It is extremely regrettable that such an interception is occurring at all""said Paet., Including its call for today's photos are not random," he added.

While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has spent his past few weeks bashing the billionaire philanthropists Charles and David Koch, he has somehow forgot to mention liberal billionaire George Soros, whose money may be behind the recent controversial government study of newsrooms.
The study, ordered by the Federal Communications Commission, sought insight on how journalists and management determined a station’s news coverage. The study was highly criticized as a government attempt to regulate how newsrooms operate, and the FCC quietly killed the project in late February.
The Washington Examiner’s Byron York said on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday that the journalism schools involved with the FCC’s study were both recipients of large sums from the liberal Soros. Soros’ organization Open Societies Foundation gave $1.4 million to the University of Wisconsin’s journalism school, and $195,000 to journalism school at the University of Southern California.
“There seems to be a Democratic plan to target somebody every few years,” York said, citing Democrats’ attacks on the Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and the Kochs in 2012.

What happens when everything the Progressives have pushed for is about to fail? When economic collapse is all but imminent? What do the elitists do when their bag of tricks is emptied? Their last trick, the last card up their sleeve is the war card. Historically predictable… it always comes to this. Enter Hillary Clinton.
This has nothing to do with putting Putin in his place, as if we are in any position to do so. It’s theater, especially since I believe that not only did Obama know this was coming four months ago, he’s got an agreement with Putin and is carrying out an agenda. Obama, Kerry, Clinton and the rest don’t give a ___ about the Ukraine. They don’t give a fig for Europe either. They care about saving their wealth, power and status. Now you see Hillary comparing Putin to Hitler – legitimizing whatever the Progressives do financially or militarily. It’s just words and hype – a wink among comrades. We’ve already promised 1 billion to the Ukraine and Europe promised 15 billion this morning. With what money? Fire up the printing presses boys and load up on ink and paper!

Clinton made her comments at a private event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach.
“Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the 30s,” she said. “All the Germans that were … the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying they’re not being treated right. I must go and protect my people and that’s what’s gotten everybody so nervous.”

Why, Hillary… I thought you said the Cold War was ancient history? Hmmm. Evidently, only when it suits your current agenda. One wonders if all of this is to appear to save the day diplomatically in the end via the US cavalry, or to lay the groundwork for war. Probably, whichever benefits the Marxists the most. Hillary is quite aware that Russia intends to extend their reach throughout Europe, with a little help from the Germans.

Meanwhile, in Russia… they test fired an IBCM yesterday, with the US claiming it was scheduled before all of this and it was routine. The Russian Defence Ministry could not be reached for comment. You know, that’s what tyrants tell us every time. Do you think anyone seriously believes you?
Putin is still building his nuclear arsenal while we have drastically cut ours. He is showing us that if we get into a pissing contest with him, he will flatten us. He considers Obama very weak and the US as no threat at all anymore. Obama is simply a useful tool to Putin and expendable in the end. He’s not alone. China thinks we are joke and Iran is outright deriding and laughing at us.

Today, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says they now have multiple warhead missiles. I’m sure they had a little help from their Iranian and Chinese friends. It’s all in the New Axis of Evil family – sharing is caring after all. At a ceremony on Wednesday, Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan presented four types of ballistic missiles — named Qiam, Qadr H1, Fateh-110 and Persian Gulf. The Qadr H1 and Qiam, he said, are equipped with multiple warheads, greatly boosting their destructive power. They are specifically built to target U.S. bases in the region.
And it gets even worse. While Obama is busy threatening Israel if they don’t accept his 2-state suicidal farce, Iran is really arming up Hamas with the gift of death for the Jews. This morning, the IDF intercepted a massive Gaza-bound Iranian arms shipment to Hamas via the Red Sea:

[This is particularly interesting, given that the generational birth-pain signs began in the same era]

Most competent historians can trace the decline of the West to World War I, which started 100 years ago.  The slaughter on the fields of Flanders, the subsequent influenza epidemic, the dissolution of centuries-old European monarchies and empires, and a global depression, led to a sort of cultural post traumatic stress syndrome after the war.

All the more amazing is that the West had totally won the war.  All the retrograde powers had been defeated. The victors were America, France, and Britain, the very core of the Western ideal.  They were uncontested and unbeatable.
But the victory was Pyrrhic. It had come at such a fearsome price that victory had not proved a vindication of Western ideals, but had caused many to question their merit. The resulting lack of confidence caused the West to lack the resolve to put down extremism in Russia, though it could have done so easily in 1918.  European forces would abandon a hard won Constantinople -- an historic Christian seat -- and let the Turkish Muslims retake it in 1923. 

Islam, which had been brought to the edge of collapse, was given a breather to recover.  Peoples of color would lose all respect for the white man when their volunteer soldiers came home from the bloodbath.  White claims of superiority were shown to be a lie after Africans, Asians, and Arabs had seen whites slaughter each other by the millions.

Atheism came into vogue in Europe after World War I, and never left. The clergy of each particular nation had supported the war, and encouraged men off to their deaths.  To the Europeans, God had died on Flanders' fields.  Europe is now post-Christian.

Rather than democracy being triumphant, totalitarianism arose, far more fearsome and savage than anything that had come out of the tyrannies of the Czar or the autocracy of the Kaiser.  Lenin would replace the Czar, and eventually, Hitler the Kaiser.

Here in America, because of our brief participation in the Great War, and relatively minor losses, the full aspect of the catastrophe was not felt.  We obsess over World War II, not realizing that the real disaster was the Great War, without which no Second World War would have occurred.
We had no soul searching to do.  Europe broke down.

When WWI ended, European society would be forever broken.  It has not recovered. Right now, demographic rates show that Europe is not even reproducing itself at replacement levels.  Europe has lost the will to live. 
Patriotism is all but dead in Western Europe. 
Religion is dead.  Most West European nations are nowhere near American church attendance.
It is easy for us Americans to criticize the Europeans; but we did not go through the horrors of the Napoleonic Wars, World War I, and World War II in our own backyard.  58,000 dead in Vietnam over a decade was enough to bring us Americans to social disruption.  Europe saw that many die in one day during the Napoleonic Wars at Borodino.

Starting in 1914, Western Civilization collapsed.   Even the victory of 1918 by the Allies could not hide the damage.   Since then, despite its rising prosperity, the West has lost the will to live… as evinced by it collapsing demographic – and abortion rates where the West kills its unborn.  

We in America are presently the last redoubt of the West.  We may not be in as severe a retreat as the rest of the West, but we are retreating.  We have to do some serious soul searching if Western Civilization is to survive.  Europe may be lost.

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Dutch Treat said...

Scott, I want to thank you so much for what you do for us. It's been such a blessing for so many. This is something I've been thinking about writing for a while; but the proper words never seemed to come. However when I read your wonderful comment the ther day about the nearness of the hour, the Holy Spirit seemed to nudge me not to wait too much longer. I don't know how many skeptics and seekers visit your blog; but this is mainly aimed at them, although it will be comforting to all believers. I will put it on the next post.

Scott said...

Its funny. I was driving home that day, and out of the blue, (I wasn't even thinking about prophecy) I had a strong compulsion to post that. Without stopping to do anything else. Thats happened once or twice in all of these years.

Thanks a lot for the kind words :)

Dutch Treat said...

THE WEDDING OF WEDDINGS: We're living in a world that's spinning out of control; and for many people it's taking a heavy toll. For they wander through life with gloom and despair, caught up in the negative vibes that fill the air. If you're one of those who are constantly singing the blues, an event is coming up which will bring good news. You're cordially invited to a wedding in the sky, that's been arrranged by our Father up on high. On that day the knot will be officially tied. Jesus is the groom; and we'll be His bride. Just come as you are. It'll be a spectacular sight; and as His bride He'll clad us in robes of spotless white. Admission is free. He's paid for everyone. We couldn't afford it anyway. It cost Him the life of His Son. Sometime after the ceremony the reception will begin; and just thinking about it is making my head spin. For we'll be treated to a supper that's out of this world. For all the heavenly food imaginable will be unfurled. You can eat as much as you want. It'll taste oh so fine; and you won't have to worry about an expanded waistline. For drinks there is wine and "living water" which is served for free; and you can drink as much as you like without having to pee. Then He'll shower us with gifts of life,joy, love,peace, contentment and so much more; and then we'll be with Him forever and evermore. For the Supper we'll be joined by the Saints of old, whose stories in the Bible are prominently told. From Adam & Eve to John the Baptist they'll join us in breaking bread, along with the Saints who died before Jesus rose from the dead. It will be such a thrill to be in the same room, with all the Heroes of the Faith as we salute our groom, who sacrificed His life to free us of all sin; and by receiving it a new life in Him we begin. Just contemplating these things gives me nothing but goosebumps; and keeps me from getting too far down in the dumps. So I hope you'll join me there. You won't have any remorse. For it is the one marriage that can never end in divorce. All it takes for you to come is a willing heart; and He has given the assurance of a brand new start. So send your RSVP to the Father. He must know ahead, so He can reserve a table for you in His glorious homestead. Then He'll enter you name in the "Lambs's Book of Life", so when we're raptured up you'll be free of any strife, when peace,love and joy will forever last; and grief, pain and sorrow will be a thing of the past. You'll be extremely blessed to be called to this affair. So please don't wait too long. I hope to see you there! With love, Dutch

D. Pearson said...

Uh-oh! Obama just held a press conference.. announcing sanctions. He means businesses now!

David P

ChristineInCleveland said...

Wow, that's really good Dutch! Did you compose it yourself? Very encouraging... see you at the Wedding Feast!


Sandra said...

Thank you Dutch for a wonderful word at a time like this, an end of an age to glorious hope.
To both you and Scott, thank you for being sensitive to the Holy Spirit.


Sandra said...

Dutch thank you for the word...great encouragement.

Scott, interesting seeing things develop and how Gog-Magog might be dragged in "hook in Jaw". See attached article.


Mrs.C said...

The "hook in the jaw" that God uses to pull Gog to attack His People, has nothing to do with Israeli "gas/oil.Just not there in the Scripture,anywhere.Retribution,revenge, against Israel does.

Scott said...

Regardless of the cause of their invasion - one aspect to the Ukrainian thing has been the worlds inept reaction....Its SUCH a reminder of the reaction at the time of the Gog-Magog invasion:

"Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, “Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?”’

That sounds almost identical to the world's reaction at the time of Gog-Magog. I SO wish I had saved the various comments by the 'world leaders'...Very much in line with the scripture above

Its almost like the Ukraine situation is foreshadowing to Ezekiel 38-39...Like a "warm-up" to judge the type of reaction from the world.

Scott said...

I meant to say, "That sounds almost identical to the world's reaction to Russia in the Ukraine" (not "Reaction at the time of Gog-Magog")...It must be late, or a senior moment :)

harnessandleash said...

Not only, "Sheba and Dedan," but history as near as our parents lifetime seems to be within reach of repeating itself.

"Putin is no Hitler but remember how in the 1930s World War II became inevitable because Hitler was not stopped in time. Every time he tried a fresh provocation–rearming in violation of the Versailles Treaty, reoccupying the Rhineland, Anschluss with Austria, seizing the Sudetenland–he received no pushback from the West so he decided he could keep going. Today we should be worried about sending such a permissive message not only to Russia but also to other states such as Iran, North Korea, and China that are carefully watching this drama unfold. As Eliot Cohen notes: “If Russia can rip off a limb with impunity, why can’t China do the same with the Senkaku Islands?" The West needs to stop its rush to reestablish cordial relations with Russia. However discomfiting it might be to ratchet up tensions in the short term, the long-term result is likely to make peace more, not less,."likely.
From, Commentary Magazine

Scott, I'm almost positive senior moments are mentioned in Matt 24, "somewhere," as a sign-- if not, they should've been. : )

Mrs.C said...

Yes indeed Brother, it does sound like those “world leaders”, and sadly not too different than some Christians that have speculated for years over the same Verses.
Putin for sure, has all the characteristics of Gog, just as the Imposter-In-Chief has an abundance of the characteristics of the AC. Putin however, has a very high possibility of actually being Gog though. We have to keep in mind, that “Gog” is a position, a title, therefore the person occupying that title can be different people, at different times, possessed by the same recycled evil.

Oh what an AWESOME GOD we Serve! He tells us the time frame of when this will happen, why it will happen, AND that He is the Orchestrator of it all! He tells us without question, clearly, it will happen BEFORE the Trib. He describes Israel in its present state, strong, and no longer a waste land as in centuries before. He tells us that it will be in the “latter YEARS”, not the “latter days”. When this invasion/war is concluded, ALL the
World will know Him, ALL GLORY will be to Him, and NO ONE else! BEST of ALL,we will be otta here! GLORY BE TO GOD FOREVER!

Sandra said...

What I meant by "Hook in Jaw"of Gog/Magog is that this gas/oil might be the trigger of such events as you stated Scott...plunder. Mrs C as you pointed out that" The "hook in the jaw" that God uses to pull Gog to attack His People" I was only suggesting that this gas/oil being a cause for such an event. I hope this clarifies my thoughts.


Sandra said...

HI Scott, to clarify my comment, it was only in context of a trigger of "hook in Jaw" of Gog/Magog....especially when Russia is the biggest supplier of gas for the EU.
Everything has a trigger to cause a cascade of events.

Mrs.C said...

Isaiah 17 Sandra, is the "trigger". It is the world that speculates the named "plunder". However God makes it very clear, "plunder" is only secondary to "turn thy hand" against His People.
What begins all of this? An evil thought, right after Gog is "visited".
Israel, in an absolutely devastating war with Syria, and the surrounding nations is left
barely surviving. The Ezekiel 38 war/invasion follows quickly on the heels of Isaiah 17. With the massive death and destruction, in addition, the Judgements that God brings on the surrounding nations, the topography will not be the same. The Lebanese coast, will be under water for example.
Israel is defenseless, and Gog is on horses. "Plunder" is common in wars, and secondary to attacking Israel for destroying not only Syria, but Iran and other nations that have run to Gog for protection and revenge. To take out Israel once and for all, while they think, the opportunity is available with Israel in a defenseless position...God is going to show them and the entire world who He is, and destroy them right there and then...Israel will only survive because of Him, only HIM!
Praise God!

Sandra said...

Mrs C, Good Explanation..thanks.

Just wondering over the current events and thinking out loud. I know our redemption is VERY CLOSE and look forward to meeting you and all the others!