Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Satellite Photos Show New Iranian Missile Base In Syria, Lebanon Falls Into Iranian Orbit

Satellite Photos Show New Iranian Missile Base in Syria: Report

Newly released satellite photos purportedly show a new Iranian military base near Damascus, Syria which is capable of housing missiles capable of hitting Israel. 
The photos, posted on Wednesday by Fox News and taken by ImagSat International, a geospatial company, show an area known as Jabal al-Sharqi, approximately eight miles northwest of Damascus. Fox reported that the photos show two newly constructed white buildings, each roughly 30 yards by 20 yards, which are described as hangars that can be used to store short-range and medium-range missiles. 
The report attributed the new base to the Quds Force — the special operations arm of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The base is similar to the one seen in El-Kiswah, south of Damascus. The IDF reportedly destroyed that base in December by launching surface-to-surface missiles.
There has been a demonstrable growing Iranian military presence in Syria. Just last week, the New York Times reported the locations of dozens of bases in Syria which are operated by Iranian forces, including administrative bases, logistical bases, control centers for UAVs (drones) and training centers.
Israel has stressed in both rhetoric and action that it will not tolerate Iran’s increasing aggression in the region. Two weeks ago, an Israeli Air Force Apache helicopter shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated Israeli airspace. Israel also responded by launching airstrikes against Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria. 
At the Munich Security Conference last week, Netanyahu warned that Israel would continue to act against Iran if ever necessary. 
“We will act if necessary not just against Iran’s proxies but against Iran itself,” he said, holding up a piece of a piece of the Iranian drone that Israel shot down.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s switch of loyalty to Hizballah and Iran shocks Riyadh and dismays Israel.

The Lebanese Sunni politician and his family have long been inextricably tied to Saudi Arabia and its royal house, as well as professing a pro-West orientation. However, it was suddenly noticed in Riyadh, as well as Jerusalem, that the most devoted Saudi loyalist in Beirut had quietly crossed the lines. 

Hariri had quietly decided to follow the Iranian star and throw in his political lot with his old enemy, the Shiite Hizballah. And they had promised he would retain the premiership after Lebanon’s May 8 general election, in which their Shiite March 8 Alliance was sure to win a majority in parliament.

Caught unawares by Lebanon’s imminent slide into the Iranian orbit, Saudi rulers hurriedly summoned Hariri to Riyadh. He arrived Wednesday Feb. 28. But it was too late to change him back. 

The prospect of an Iranian puppet government in Beirut is stunning news for Riyadh, which has traditionally regarded Beirut with its banks and varied luxuries as their back yard. But for Israel, it spells disaster. It means that Iran has succeeded in expanding its ominous, belligerent presence into both of Israel’s northern neighbors, Lebanon as well as Syria.

That the Saudis were caught napping showed in the interview the Washington Post ran Wednesday with Crown Prince Muhamed bin Salman. Referring to Saad Hariri, the prince commented: “Now he is in a better position in Lebanon” – clearly unaware of the shock ahead.

When the Lebanese politician was last summoned to Riyadh five months ago, he landed amid a domestic upheaval – as a result of which he, along with hundreds of Saudi notables, was stripped of his fortune before being allowed to leave. This visit, which Hariri would have preferred to avoid, coincided with another Saudi upheaval, the shakeup of its entire military and defense leadership.

The Nearness Of The Hour

The Hal Lindsey Report

Jesus Is Coming Soon!

by Hal Lindsey

For more than fifty years, I have lived in the urgent expectation of Jesus’ return.  Fifty years is a long time.  Do I regret it?  Was I wrong?
No and no!
In Luke 12:37, Jesus said, “Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching.” (NKJV) 
As followers of Christ, we are to live in a state of watchfulness.  A thousand years ago, there were Christians living in expectation of His coming.  They were not foolish to do so.  They were obedient.  Titus 2:13 directs us to be “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” (NKJV)

Those Christians from previous generations who lived in expectancy of Christ’s return tended also to be those who lived closest to Him.  They were the ones most interested in His word, in sharing the Gospel, helping the poor, and caring for the sick.  
If you’re always on the lookout for Christ’s return, someone will inevitably remind you that no one knows the day nor the hour. But they’re missing the point.  It’s precisely because we do not know the day nor hour of His return that we are to be watchful.  In Matthew 24:42, Jesus said, “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.” (NKJV)
For two thousand years, people have been watching.  That sounds like a long time, but remember this.  God gave the first promise of His first coming to Adam and Eve.  It took thousands of years, but God kept His word and Jesus came.  By human standards, the Lord may sometimes seem slow.  But He has a reason for that.  2 Peter 3:9-10 says, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.  But the day of the Lord will come.” (NKJV)
When skeptics complain about God allowing evil and pain in the world, remember that “the Lord is not slack.”  He will one day stop all the child molesters, terrorists, and other criminals.  And He will hold them to account.  But He won’t just stop the evil you don’t like.  He will stop all evil.  He will hold everyone to account.
Why does he wait?  Because He “is longsuffering toward us.”  He’s “not willing that any should perish.”  He wants everyone to “come to repentance” — turn to Him and be saved.  For now, love and concern compel Him to wait.  But He will not wait forever.
Earlier in the same chapter, Peter wrote, “Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming?  For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’” (2 Peter 3:3-4 NKJV)
I’m convinced that these are the last days, and can assure you that scoffers have come.  “I’ve been hearing this all my life!” … “You’ve been saying this for fifty years!”  Yes, and I will keep on saying it because it’s still true.
There are no signs yet to be fulfilled before the rapture.  But signs of the Second Coming are everywhere.  Since the rapture comes before the Second Coming, the rapture has to be exceedingly close!
The big thing that makes our time different from any other is the existence of Israel as a nation, and the Jews having control of Jerusalem.  But there are other things unique to our time, as well.  For instance, before now the world did not have the technology needed for the Antichrist to control commerce as completely as the Bible foretells.
There’s another sign unique to today.  Jesus is coming soon . . . because He must!
In dozens of areas, human civilization is hurtling headlong toward destruction.  Look at just one — machines with artificial intelligence.  Scientists like Stephen Hawking warn of such machines taking over the world, destroying the human race in the process.  Far out?  Even longtime proponents of artificial intelligence have now joined in the warnings.
Air Force General Paul Selva, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the U.S. Defense Department, recently warned about “autonomous weapons systems” similar to the title character in the movie, “The Terminator” — and just as dangerous.  General Selva sees weapons that are not under direct human control as a menace to mankind. And, like self-driving cars, they’re just around the corner.
Then there’s nuclear proliferation.  Some people take comfort from the fact that no nuclear weapons have been used in combat since 1945.  But that’s like taking comfort from the fact that you’ve been playing Russian roulette for an hour and no shots have been fired.  Just keep playing, and the odds will catch up to you.
During the Cold War, Carl Sagan, wrote, “The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.”
Except now, a madman in Korea also holds a match.  The nation of Iran, run by religious fanatics who see it as their job to create an apocalypse, also have, or will soon have, a match in their hands.  Next door neighbor enemies, India and Pakistan, both have nukes.  Russia has more than anybody, and no one knows if their leader is crazy or not.
But don’t be afraid. Things are shaping up as God said they would.  Just be sure you have invited Jesus to save you.  Receive the pardon purchased for you when He died on the cross.  He will instantly give you a new heart with new desires.  Ask Him to empower you with His Holy Spirit.  Then remember to thank Him for all these things.
In His power, you will begin to live a life that will draw others to Him as well.

UN Experts: N Korea Sending Chemical Weapons Materials To Syria

North Korea sent chemical weapons materials to Syria, UN experts say

North Korea recently delivered 50 tons of materials to Syria for use in building what appears to be a chemical weapons facility, according to a U.N. report, flouting sanctions and likely generating a windfall for the isolated rogue nation.
Pyongyang reportedly orchestrated several shipments to Syria in late 2016 and early 2017 that contained stainless-steel pipes, acid-resistent tiles, and valves.
The report heightened fears that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is both enriching North Korea and redoubling his efforts to produce chemical weapons.
The U.S. recently warned that it may again use military force if Syria continues using banned weapons.
U.N. experts say North Korea also sent missile technicians and transferred banned ballistic missiles systems to Myanmar.
The panel of experts monitoring sanctions against North Korea said its investigations into Pyongyang's transfer of prohibited ballistic missile, conventional arms and dual use goods found more than 40 previously unreported shipments to Syria between 2012 and 2017.
The Associated Press reported on Feb. 2 that according to the experts, North Korea was violating U.N. sanctions on oil and gas, engaging in prohibited ballistic missile cooperation with Syria and Myanmar, and illegally exporting commodities that brought in nearly $200 million in nine months last year.

Wars Fought In Space: 'In A Matter Of Years'

USAF General Warns Of Space War "In A Matter Of Years"

It is only “a matter of years” before the US fights “from space,” the United States Air Force’s top brass warned. USAF General David Goldfein’s speech on Friday expressed the starkest prediction yet — more endless wars and a battlefield that could very well be in outer space.

In a keynote speech, Goldfein made the comments on February 23 at the Air Force Association’s 34th annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

“[It’s] time for us as a service, regardless of specialty badge, to embrace space superiority with the same passion and sense of ownership as we apply to air superiority today,” he stated.

SpaceNews said Goldfein warned the audience it is not a question of if, but when, the war in outer space begins.

“I believe we’re going to be fighting from space in a matter of years,” he said. “And we are the service that must lead joint war fighting in this new contested domain. This is what the nation demands.”

ICYMI @GenDaveGoldfein at #AWS18 “mutually beneficial partnerships are crucial to our greater confidence-building measure than sharing the critical & timely information w/ our allies & partners needed for success on the battlefield” **WATCH**

SpaceNews further said, Goldfein has been an alarmist in past speeches about an imminent space war. However, the online publication that covers news in space and satellite industry considers his latest speech “more emphatic and stark about the role of the Air Force in space warfare.”

Air Force COS David Goldfein. I believe we will be fighting in space in a matter of years. @TB_Times @MacDill_AFB
— Howard Altman (@haltman) February 23, 2018

Goldfein’s broader message is that the Air Force has to prepare for decades of hybrid wars across air, space, and cyber domains. He added the Air Force is behind the curve when it comes preparedness in fighting cyber and space domains.

Goldfein embraces the idea, America’s endless wars will be fought on a multi-domain basis. “I look forward to discussing how we can leverage new technology and new ways of networking multi-domain sensors and resilient communications to bring more lethality to the fight,” he said.
According to Spacenews, the Air Force is looking to spend some $44.3 billion in space systems over the next five years:

While America’s military-industrial complex is conditioning Washington for endless wars, and multiple domain battlefields that could very likely be in outer space. David Stockman rails against the out of control US military spending and says the combined “warfare state” and “welfare state” spending threatens “to kill the financial outlook of this country.”

'War Is Coming To Southern Lebanon', U.S. Aircraft Carrier To Dock In Vietnam For First Time Since 1975 Amid Tension Over China's Rising Sea Power

Along the Israeli-Lebanon border, it's about to get 2006 all over again.
At least that's what Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters late Tuesday at a press conference with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons - with whom he sponsored a bipartisan immigration bill that ultimately failed to garner enough support from their fellow lawmakers. The press conference was called to share details about a bipartisan trip last week to the Middle East.

Graham of South Carolina told reporters that Israeli officials made it clear to visiting lawmakers last week that the IDF will need to launch a military action in Southern Lebanon if Hezbollah continues work on a guided-rocket factory being built in the region - a factory that's purportedly being funded by Iran, according to Bloomberg.

"They’ve told us in no uncertain terms that if this threat continues - they keep making rockets that can hit the airport and do a lot of damage to the state of Israel - they are going to have to go in," Graham said.
Iran's decision to help fund the factory is a direct result of the US's lack of a strategy for countering Iranian influence in the region. President Trump and US military commanders in charge of the battle against ISIS have said repeatedly that battling Iranian agents isn't part of the coalition agenda.
Because of this, "they are testing Trump," Graham said.

Graham said the major request from Israel in a meeting with that country’s leaders was “ammunition, ammunition, ammunition” and for diplomatic support if Israel strikes civilian targets in Lebanon where it believes Hezbollah is located.
The Israeli threat shouldn't be taken likely. Over the past year, reporting from the region has exposed an Israeli shadow campaign - conducted in partnership with former foe Saudi Arabia - to push back against Iranian influence in the region, including the implicit threat of military violence.
Saudi Arabia famously forced the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri late last year, only to see him return to Beirut and put his resignation on hold.
Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to visit the White House next week, even though his administration is once again mired in scandal and his country's police force has recommended that he be indicted. 
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In response to Graham's comments, Lebanon President Michel Aoun condemned the Israeli regime’s repeated violations of Lebanon’s sovereignty, saying Beirut is prepared to counter any potential Israeli threat or violation.
"Lebanon is keen on maintaining stability and calm in South Lebanon, but it is also ready to defend itself shall Israel carry out an assault," Aoun said in a meeting with UN Under-Secretary General Jean-Pierre Lacroix in Beirut on Monday.
Meanwhile, Hezbollah, which helped the Lebanese army defend the nation against two bloody Israeli wars in 2000 and 2006, has promised to defend the rights of its homeland in oil and gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean region against any new Israeli aggression.

The US navy is to dock in the Vietnamese coastal city of Danang in March, in the first visit of an American aircraft carrier to the country since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
The USS Carl Vinson will arrive in Vietnam during the navy’s multinational disaster response exercises in the Indo-Pacific region, but its presence is also being widely perceived as an attempt to counter China’s military influence in Asian waters, where the East and South China Seas are the scenes of escalating territorial disputes.

Vietnam, which borders China, has long resisted its power and influence, but Beijing’s insistence that it controls almost all of the South China Sea has threatened competing territorial claims, including from Hanoi.
China’s assertion has also challenged US naval supremacy in the western Pacific, prompting Washington to attempt to woo Asian allies with the idea of closer military ties.
The news comes as the Japanese government is reportedly considering the deployment of surface-to-ship missile units across southern Okinawa to counter China’s rising maritime powers.
Officials are exploring plans to deploy a unit on the main Okinawa island in addition to other smaller islands in the region, with a view to bolstering its defences against Chinese vessels, government sources told Japanese media.
The deployment plans, which are expected to be detailed in the new National Defence Guidelines to be drafted by the end of the year, reportedly focus on advanced Type 12 surface-to-ship missiles with a range of more than 62 miles.
Territorial confrontation in the South China Sea
There are reportedly plans to install missile units on both Okinawa island and the smaller island Miyakojima, which would ensure that they can cover the strategically-located Miyako Strait which runs between them.
An administrative command centre was also likely to be set up on Okinawa’s main island to manage surface-to-missile units deployed across the region, according to Kyodo news agency.
The Miyako Strait in the East China Sea has emerged as a regional hotspot of tension, with Chinese naval vessels regularly fuelling tensions by passing through its waters every year over the past decade.
Miyako island also lies to the southeast of a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, which emerged as a growing source of bilateral tension between the two nations.

Update: Papua New Guinea M7.5 Quake - 31 Dead, 300 Injured Thus Far, 400,000 With Damage/Destruction

Consequences of M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea: 31 dead, 300 injured, 400,000 people suffering, remote mountain areas not visited yet in pictures and video

Two days ago, a M7.5 earthquake hit central Papua New Guinea. Meanwhile, pictures and videos have made their ways from the deep jungle to Social Medias. Officials are still counting and will visit hard-to-reach mountain areas to assess the consequences of a natural disaster today. But in the meantime, the powerful and dangerous earthquake killed 31 people and injured at least 300. At least 400,000 people are suffering from damages or destructions in 4 different provinces. Widespread power outages, destroyed infrastructure and buildings are reported near the epicenter of the quake.

13 dead were found in the capital of the province of Southern Highlands Mendy and 18 in the districts of Kutuku and Bosawe. On February 27, a government helicopter will fly through hard-to-reach mountain areas to assess the consequences of a natural disaster. Work was stopped at the Oak-Tedi mine and the Hidex gas processing plant operated by ExxonMobil to assess damages.

Consequences of M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea in February 2018, Consequences of M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea in February 2018 pictures, Consequences of M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea in February 2018 videos

Consequences of M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea in February 2018, Consequences of M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea in February 2018 pictures, Consequences of M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea in February 2018 videos

Consequences of M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea in February 2018, Consequences of M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea in February 2018 pictures, Consequences of M7.5 earthquake in Papua New Guinea in February 2018 videos

A shallow M6.1 earthquake hit near the South Magnetic Pole and Antarctica on February 27, 2018.

A M6.1 earthquake hit near the south magnetic pole on February 27 2018, M6.1 earthquake hits south magnetic pole february 28 2018

Canary Islands Rattled By Another Major Quake Swarm

Canary Island Of La Palma Rattled By Another Major Quake Swarm

The Canary island of La Palma has been rattled by another swarm of earthquakes. This new swarm reignites fear that the Cumbre Vieja volcano could erupt just four months after a swarm of 200 earthquakes rocked the island.

According to the Express UK, the Spanish archipelago was struck by up to 70 small quakes, recorded between Monday and Wednesday, reaching between magnitude 1.5 and 2.6 on the Richter scale. Government officials announced more quakes were felt between 3 am and 6:30 am this morning at magnitudes of between 2.1 and 1.5. Most of them were located in the area of Los Canarios, in Fuencaliente, and in El Pueblo, Villa de Mazo, although they have also been registered in El Paso and Tazacorte.

The Canary government, however, is desperate to know why the earthquakes have begun again. They also want to know what could happen in the future.

“Given the increase in seismic activity recorded on the island of La Palma, the Ministry of Territorial Policy, Sustainability and Security of the Government of the Canary Islands, in application of the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Emergency Care for Volcanic Risk (PEVOLCA), has convened tomorrow Friday, February 16, a meeting of the Scientific Committee of Evaluation and Monitoring of Volcanic Phenomena.
“On the agenda of the meeting, which will be chaired by the Deputy Minister of Environment and Security, Blanca Delia Pérez, will be to discuss the precursors and parameters of seismic activity on the island in recent weeks; assess the activity and evolution forecast, and appoint the sole representative of the Steering Committee.

As with every seismic event,  experts stressed there is no imminent danger of an eruption and say the movements that struck at a depth of between 14 and 30 kilometers are considered “normal” for a volcanic island. Nonetheless, La Palma is being monitored closely to detect every single movement, even though they have not been felt by the public.
Following the quakes in October, scientists stepped up monitoring in the Cumbre Vieja area with more seismic stations and GPS antennas, together with a continuous radon measurement station.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Anti-Semitism Dramatically Increasing, Jerusalem Embassy Will Bring War Warns Grand Mufti

Anti-Semitism dramatically increases across US, says ADL

The US witnessed an unprecedented spike in anti-Semitism in 2017, according to the Anti-Defamation League, with vandalism and school incidents leading the list. Some of the incidents, however, were fake.
There were almost 2000 anti-Semitic incidents reported across the US in 2017, including physical assaults, bomb threats, vandalism, and attacks on Jewish institutions, according to a report released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Tuesday.
The number of anti-Semitic incidents in 2017 increased by 57 percent compared to 2016, the single largest increase on record and the second-highest number reported since ADL started keeping track in 1979, the organization said. Incidents of vandalism increased 86 percent from 2016, with 952 incidents recorded.
These incidents came at a time when we saw a rising climate of incivility, the emboldening of hate groups and widening divisions in society,” said ADL’s CEO and National Director Jonathan A. Greenblatt.

The report reveals that the number of anti-Semitic incidents soared in schools and on college campuses, nearly doubling for the second year in a row. College campuses witnessed a total of 204 incidents in 2017, compared to 108 incidents in 2016.

The vast majority of the incidents fell under the category of “harassment,” which the ADL defines as “where a Jewish person or group of people feel harassed by the perceived anti-Semitic words, spoken or written, or actions of someone else.”

This category includes the 163 bomb threats against Jewish community centers. However, the vast majority of those were actually made by a Jewish teenager living in Israel who was eventually arrested. US federal authorities also believe that the teenager was selling his services on the dark web.

A key authoritarian for Palestinians is warning that there will be war if the United States actually follows through on its announced plans to open an embassy in Jerusalem, now recognized as Israel’s capital.

The threat, according to a report by the Palestinian Media Watch,comes from Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem.
It was in the official Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida that there was a report how Hussein, described as “preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque,” “warned against the severity of the American administration’s decision on transferring its embassy to occupied Jerusalem.”
“He explained that the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem, if it is carried out, will not be an attack on the Palestinians alone, but rather a blatant attack on the Arabs and Muslims throughout the world … .and that it will not serve peace and security in the region, but rather bring upon it disasters of wars, anarchy, and instability,” the report said.
President Donald Trump, last Dec. 6, formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a status it has held in U.S. law for decades. However, earlier presidents always found a reason to exempt that law from applying.
Trump decided last December enough was enough, and let the congressionally approved law take effect.
Then just days ago, the State Department revealed the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem will open May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948.
It’s called something else by Palestinians, “Nakba Day,” or Arabic for “the catastrophe.”
At the declaration in 1948, the combined forces of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined in an attempt to eradicate the state of Israel.
They failed.

Mass Exodus From E. Ghouta May Lead To Golan Border - Concern Is Infiltration Of Terrorist Groups To Israel's Border

Concern in Israel that masses of E. Ghouta refugees will stream to its Golan border

A Russian promise on Monday, Feb. 26 to set an evacuation route for civilians to leave besieged Eastern Ghouta has sparked deep forebodings in Israel. This promise accompanied an announcement by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu that President Vladimir Putin had ordered a daily five-hour “humanitarian pause” in the fighting, which has left hundreds dead. 

It is estimated in Israel that between 50,000 and a quarter of a million inhabitants of the embattled enclave near Damascus may be directed through this evacuation route to Quneitra opposite the Israeli Golan.

Israeli authorities are fearful on two counts: In the absence of Syrian facilities, Israel will be confronted with the sudden responsibility to supply their basic needs for food, water, medicines and shelter; but, most of all, the certainty that hostile entities will exploit this mass exodus to disguise the infiltration of terrorist networks right up to Israel’s northern doorstep. Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan are already contending with these threats to their security.

The Russian evacuation route will initially serve to bring urgent food and medical assistance to the 400,000 inhabitants of Eastern Ghouta, who have been besieged for weeks under savage Syrian government, Iranian and Hizballah bombardment. 

But the evacuation will equally serve the Assad regime for distancing a large Sunni population away from Damascus. And so, rather than allowing the refugees to reach such population centers as Homs or Hama, they will be permitted to exit through a single door, one heading south to Quneitra.

DEBKAfile reports that the Russian truce-cum-evacuation initiative was prompted by more than humanitarian concerns.  It was based on the positive start in the truce negotiations that the Assad regime has secretly launched with the two main rebel groups fighting in Eastern Ghouta. They are the Faylaq al-Rahman organization, which is linked to the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, and Jaish al-Islam, a collection of Sunni Muslim Salafi extremists. Both groups have committed to evicting from the enclave the fighters of Saryat al Tahrir, most of whose members are affiliated to Al Qaeda.

However, seen from Israel, the immediate consequence of a Russian-guaranteed truce of this kind will be the opening of the floodgates for a new peril to reach its northern border. As matters stand now, there is nothing much Israel can do except hold on and hope for the best.

Endgame Russia: No More Illusions

In the past, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) justified its militarization of large swaths of Eastern Europe by pointing to the omnipresent threat of terrorism, or some 'rogue' foreign state, inherently understood to be Iran. Today the mask has slipped and it is no longer denied that NATO's primary target is Russia.

Under the guise of 'Russia aggression,' a concept that was peddled to the unsuspecting masses based on the fake news of a Russian 'invasion' of Ukraine and Crimea, compounded by claims that Russia somehow swayed the 2016 US presidential elections, US-led NATO has dropped all pretensions and declared open season on Russia. Combined with Donald Trump's empty threat that the US would exit NATO if member states did not start spending more on defense (2 percent of annula GDP), Eastern Europe has become a veritable hothouse of paranoia-driven militarization.

In what the Kremlin has described as the greatest amassing of military assets on its border since World War II, NATO troops and hardware have set up camp from as far north as Estonia, down through Latvia and Lithuania, into Romania and Poland, where the rotation of US troops is now standard operating procedure.

Meanwhile, massive military games aimed at deterring the Russian bogeyman continue unabated on Russia's border. In April, British journalist Neil Clark described just one of these exercises, dubbed Summer Shield. The NATO military exercises "got underway at the Adazi military base. Soldiers from Latvia, the US, Bulgaria, Estonia, Canada, Lithuania, the UK, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovakia, Germany and also non-NATO member Sweden are taking part in the drills," Clark wrote.

He then went on to make a rather unsettling yet accurate observation: "Today’s mantra regarding 'Russian aggression' is the 2003 equivalent of 'Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction,' to be repeated ad nauseum by anyone supporting NATO’s Drang nach Osten. And like the WMD claim, it’s based on zero evidence."

Such reckless behavior would have been difficult to fathom less than a decade ago.
But these are brave new times, and American madness has settled upon the realm of foreign relations like a noxious cloud, forcing client states to crack open their tattered wallets or be left out in the cold when the big, bad Russian bear comes a knocking.
It remains to be seen how long NATO tone deafness will continue before the militarization of Eastern Europe gets completely out of control and the situation becomes untenable. Or perhaps the point of no return has already come to pass and, fait accompli, we are merely enjoying an illusory calm before the storm.

More Lies And Distortions Of The Age: The End Game Leads Directly Into The Tribulation

...and before that can take place, guns must be removed from citizens. Period. 

Who knows what is really going on in this latest shooting, but facts are facts. Like the Las Vegas shootings, things simply don't add up here:

A major media bombshell is now confirming the shocking truth that Natural News reported first: Deputies were ordered to stand down and avoid entering the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, even as the shooting was taking place.

This irrefutable fact has been maliciously labeled a “conspiracy theory” by the fake news media (CNN, etc.), but now it is confirmed by multiple sources (as is usually the case after the fake news media gets it wrong).

Our sources near the Broward County Sheriff’s Department are telling us that the deputies who arrived at the scene of the shooting were told not to enter the school unless their body cameras were turned on. And then we found that the deputies did not have body cameras, so they did not enter the building or engage the shooter.  So curiously, police also lost radio communications during the Parkland shooting. And our source claims that radio communication also went dead during the Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting of 2017…
In other words, not only were the deputies ordered to stand down, but the communications outage seems to be a pattern among false flag shooting operations (carried out to push a gun control agenda).

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Stacy Lippel was grazed by a hot bullet which left the chamber of the shooter’s gun as she closed the door to her classroom after letting a number of students file into what would presumably be safety. However, nothing could have prepared the teacher for what she was to witness next.

“I suddenly saw the shooter about twenty feet in front of me standing at the end of the hallway actively shooting down the hallway, just a barrage of bullets, and I’m staring at him thinking why are the police here,this is strange because he’s in full metal garb, helmet, face mask, bulletproof armor, shooting this rifle that I’ve never seen before,” Lippel told Good Morning America last Wednesday.

Police maintain the suspect Nikolas Cruz arrived via an Uber ride at 2:19 p.m. and initiated his attack within 1 minute. If true, that would mean that Cruz would have had to suit up into full metal body armor, put on a full helmet and the whole nine yards, all the while assembling an AR-15 rifle which was purportedly packed into a duffle bag with a number of fully-loaded magazines.

Such a scenario seems not only entirely unlikely but almost impossible. Not to mention the fact that prosecutors have already offered Cruz a deal to spare his life in exchange for his plead of guilt. However, if school cameras, video footage, and other hard evidence reveals that Cruz was, in fact, the shooter, why would there be a need for Cruz to plead guilty? Wouldn’t the case be cut and dry?

What exactly is going on here?

Emergency Medical Service teams responding to the Parkland high school shooting were blocked from entering the school to help victims, sources have revealed.
Three high-ranking officials close to the law enforcement response at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14 told Fox News there was a delay in allowing the responders into the school. 
Two of those sources said some of the EMS teams were told they weren't allowed to enter the school, and one of those individuals said the command came straight from the Broward Sheriff's office.
'What's going to come out is, in the communications on several circumstances, there was the request to enter,' an official told Fox. 
'The request was denied.' 

One teacher said she thought the shooter could be a police officer because of the way he was dressed — in “full metal garb” complete with helmet, face mask and bulletproof armor.
I realize that there is an alleged confession from Nikolas Cruz in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, but what I’m not understanding is how we can see clear disconnects in what eyewitnesses say occurred.

Stacey Lippel, a language arts teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, said students in her creative writing class were in a “great mood” as they listened to music and wrote love letters on the afternoon of Valentine’s Day. Then, she heard a “popping sound” amid the noise her busy students were making, followed by the fire alarm moments later. She unlocked her classroom door and a flood of students came running in.
As the suspected shooter — identified as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz — stood about 20 feet in front of her, firing a “barrage of bullets” down the hallway, Lippel urged the fleeing students to seek shelter in her classroom on the third floor of the 1200 Building.
“I don’t know how many kids were in there, but I just started pulling them in and shouting at them to get in the room,” Lippel told ABC News.
At first glance, Lippel said she thought the shooter could be a police officer because of the way he was dressed — in “full metal garb” complete with helmet, face mask and bulletproof armor.
“I’m staring at him thinking, ‘Why is the police here? This is strange,'” she said. “And I’m just looking at him, but I’m still getting the kids, knowing this is an emergency.”

If Americans needed any more evidence that we're witnessing a 'manufactured event' in Florida that is being used by satanic globalists in an attempt to complete their long-worked-towards 'destruction of America', including the takedown of our Constitution and specifically the 1st and 2nd Amendments, we get it in numerous new stories from all across the internet as detailed within this ANP story.

With what appears to us to be 'a partnership made in hell' between corrupt and treasonous factions of the 'deep state', Broward County law enforcement and 'radical Islamic terrorists' doing what they each do best (lying to the American people), we must remember that the Islamic principle of taqiyya ALLOWS Muslims to lie to either 'smooth over differences' or 'gain the upper hand on their enemies'

With Americans quite literally now facing 'freedoms last stand' as 'enemies of America within' the Democratic party prepare to try to take down the 1st and 2nd Amendments, as Steve Quayletells us, "at this point, we have to go on total 'Normandie invasion' against CNN and the 'gun grabbers crew' and 'Helly-wood hypocrites' and 'genocidal maniacs'. Our days are limited and our lives if we don't resist with all we have".  

While back on February 17th, we reported on ANP about a 1991 book by Bill Cooper titled "Behold A Pale Horse" which warned way back then that the 'secret government' would use mind-controlled 'patsies' to carry out school shootings here in America in an attempt to disarm the American people, why has the FBI done nothing to interrupt such events? 

As Judge Andrew Napolitano reported back in 2013, we have absolute proof that "the FBI had instigated, supplied, and controlled 17 of 20 terror plots over the last decade or so, and then took credit for preventing an attack". How many more such 'plots' do we not know about? And was what recently happened in Broward County and Las Vegas such plots? And why has the FBI refused to notify Americans who were on an 'ISIS target list' of American citizens? 

As Steve Quayle warns us, the bottom line of all of this, the attack upon both the independent media and the 2nd Amendment that we've been witnessing since the Florida event, is that we have to "resist this attempted gun grabbing genocide while we still have the breath to do so." Peacefully, of course, until even that is no longer possible. 

Yet as Thomas Jefferson once warned"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."