Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Israel Strikes Iranian Guard Intelligence Ship At Red Sea 'Choke Point' - 'Substantially Notched Up Intensity Of Conflict'

Israel shifts focus to Tehran’s sea bridge, strikes Guards ship in the Red Sea

A US official told The New York Times that Israel had informed Washington of an attack by its forces on the IRGC-flagged Saviz in the Red Sea on Tuesday, April 6, in reprisal for Iranian strikes against its merchant vessels. The target was a floating IRGC intelligence base stationed between Eritrea and Yemen.

No comment has come from Israel to this report. 

The official said the ship had been hit below the water line. Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency said that the large ship was hit by limpet mines; the IRGC blamed Israel on social media

Located at a strategic Red Sea choke point, the ship which has been stationary for two years can provide a constant flow of real-time intelligence on maritime traffic and military vessels. Uniformed men have been seen onboard the ship, and on the deck are small launch boats that are commonly used by the IRGC.

The incident highlights five points, noted here by DEBKAfile’s analysts:

  1. The Saviz was in position for gathering intelligence relevant to any planned Iranian sea or land Red Sea region aggression, including Israeli or Saudi coastal targets.
  2. The Biden administration jumped the gun in publicizing Israel’s role in the attack for its own ends. It coincided with the opening of the first indirect talks between the US and Iran, brokered by the EU in Vienna and through back channels to revive the 2025 nuclear deal, to which Israel strongly objects. US officials released the story as a warning to Israel not to spoil the diplomatic track.
  3. Iran, normally cagy or slow to acknowledge Israeli military strikes, got in fast with a cursory report by Tanzim.
  4. All this indicates a tidal shift in the tactics used in the Israel-Iranian conflict. Most significantly, the focus has moved from Israel’s campaign to wipe out Iran’s land bridge through Syria to a drive to disrupt its oceanic bridge through the Red Sea.
  5. The Saviz attack substantially notched up the intensity of the conflict.  Most of the sea attacks until now involved civilian shipping. Israel reportedly struck a row of Iranian Syria-bound oil tankers in the Mediterranean in 2019 and last month. This year, Iran hit two Israeli merchant vessels in the Mediterranean and Gulf of Oman. But this time, the target was military, a ship called in a US report a “covert IRGC forward base.”


john said...

“Is America facing judgement? Sadly, I believe it is, especially if we don’t dramatically and quickly turn away from from our nihilistic, self- centered, humanistic ways. The Lord has blessed this nation so greatly, and because of those blessings, we have a profound responsibility. If we don’t live up to it, God is going to withdraw His blessings. Is there any hope? Yes, as always, if we turn our hearts to God and recommit ourselves to the biblical vision of our Nation’s founders.”
—Hal Lindsey
Book: Planet Earth 2000 A.D.

Anonymous said...

Here is the blessing.

Genesis 48:17-19

17 Now when Joseph saw that his father (V)laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; so he took hold of his father’s hand to remove it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head. 18 And Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.”

19 But his father refused and said, (W)“I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly (X)his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.”

So the blessing for the younger Ephraim was to be a multitude of nations at the end time. Genesis 49 blessing showed a colonising people. The blessing for Manasseh was to be a great nation. There has been no greater nation then America, but in Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26, we see a prophecy of what would happen to Israel if the did not obey God. That is what is in America and the British people's future in the time of Jacobs (Israel’s) trouble. This will also include the Jews and then move to all the tribes of Israel that became nations and never returned to the Holy Land after being taken into captivity by Assyria. Jews never fulfilled any of those prophecies of becoming a multitude of nations (British Commonwealth, the largest empire in human history).. Judah (Jewish nation in the tiny nation of Israel descended from Judah) were to receive the sceptre and throne that Jesus will claim when He returns. If you think that this is a Biblical impossibility, 1 Chronicles 5:1-3 proves it.

Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel— he was indeed the firstborn, but because he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright; 2 yet Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came a ruler, although the birthright was Joseph’s

If you are in these lands, know that you are not Gentile, you are an Israelite! Just as ancient Israel went into slavery, so to will modern Israel and will be rescued from their captivity at the end of the tribulation, and along with the other tribes that are in Eastern European nations that will temporarily align with the beast against Joseph as they did also when they sold Joseph into captivity in Egypt, will again go back to the land promised to them in the Holy Land.

Please understand that God has not arbitrarily blessed the nation of America. Their debt will also be a major reason for them to be taken over, per Habbakuk 2:2-8 is a prophecy about a heavily indebted nation being taken over by enemy creditors at the time of the end. America is the most heavily indebted nation in history. Those who understand will know when to flee to the place of safety prepared by God. Americans and British descended people will go into slavery and be made few in number.
Judah is not ALL ISRAEL!

Anonymous said...

This was the first part of the last post in the comments to this story on why America has been so blessed by God. Not sure why it did not post the first time.

America and Britain received the birthright blessing God told Abraham his descendants would receive. The blessing passed down through Isaac to Jacob and then to Joseph, because Reuben (the first born) lost the birthright by sleeping with Jacobs concubine. If you would like to learn more about America in prophecy, go to

Here is the original first post to the one above.
You are correct. But why has America been blessed so much? America descends from the son of Joseph named Manasseh and the British people are descended from his other son Ephraim.

Look at Genesis 48 and 49.

We see Israel (Jacob) adopt Ephraim and Manasseh as his own and he places his name upon them. Therefore they are to be called Israel!

Genesis 48:6-9

3 Then Jacob said to Joseph: “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, 4 and said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people, and give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.’ 5 And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. 6 Your offspring whom you beget after them shall be yours; they will be called by the name of their brothers in their inheritance.

Now look at the blessings they were given and when they were to occur.

Genesis 49:1

And Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days:

So the prophecy is to be fulfilled toward the end. Now see what the blessings to be fulfilled were.

Genesis 49:22-26

22 “Joseph is a fruitful bough,
A fruitful bough by a well;
His branches run over the wall.
23 The archers have bitterly grieved him,
Shot at him and hated him.
24 But his bow remained in strength,
And the arms of his hands were [g]made strong
By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob
(From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),
25 By the God of your father who will help you,
(And by the Almighty who will bless you
With blessings of heaven above,
Blessings of the deep that lies beneath,
Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
26 The blessings of your father
Have excelled the blessings of my ancestors,
Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills.
They shall be on the head of Joseph,
And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.

So, the greatest blessings were to go to Joseph! They excelled the blessings of the other tribes. Let's go back to Genesis 48 and see what Israel said Ephraim and Manasseh would become as a peoples.

Genesis 48:15-16

15 And he blessed Joseph, and said:

“God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked,
The God who has fed me all my life long to this day,
16 The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil,
Bless the lads;
Let my name be named upon them,
And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”

Joseph was displeased that the younger would receive the greater blessing, but Jacob knew what he was doing.