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Debkafile: “Control of the Red Sea Bab el-Mandeb Straits passed Tuesday, March 31 to pro-Iranian Yemeni forces when the Yemeni Army’s 117th Brigade loyal to the former Yemeni President Ali Saleh handed positions guarding the waterway to two Houthi commando battalions trained by Iranian Revolutionary Guards. This is revealed by debkafile’s military and intelligence sources.

In another development Tuesday involving Iran’s spreading tentacles, debkafile’s military sources reveal that unidentified aircraft bombed Burak, a small military base in the Fezzan province of southwestern Libya, which serves Iran as a transit store for arms purchased in Sudan for the Palestinian Hamas.

The weapons, which recently reached the Libyan base through Chad, were destroyed. They were scheduled to be smuggled through Egypt and Sinai and onto Gaza. Western military sources attributed responsibility for the bombardment to the Egyptian or Israeli air forces. Both Israel and Egypt have declined to comment on the report.

Opinion: It is all about oil. Iran wants the Red Sea oil route and a quick look at the map tells you why. If Iran can control both the straits of Hormuz to the north of Oman, and Bab-el-Mandeb choke point, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei can realize Saddam Hussein’s dream: Control ME oil; control the world.

Khamenei  has ordered two naval task forces to sail to the Red Sea. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have to dislodge the Houthi rebels from taking control of the 3.8 million barrels of oil per day that passes through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait.

Stay tuned.

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Apr 012015
 

Investors Business Daily Op-Ed: “Five centuries before Christ, China’s Sun Tzu in “The Art of War” advised that “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

Knowing that “all warfare is based on deception,” the great general also told those seeking to wage war successfully to “let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night.”

Islamofascist Iran is following all this advice.”

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Mar 312015
 

InfoWars: “The clip shows armed troops arresting role players on the street before a column of prisoners are marched towards a mock internment facility. Black Hawk choppers are also seen whizzing between buildings.

The exercise was accompanied by very little media coverage. A Sun-Sentinel report said that Broward County police would be “assisting members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces who are undergoing urban warfare training.”

Opinion: Last week we reported on a story by Stars and Stripes about an exercise known as JADE HELM 15 that listed Texas, Utah, and part of California as “hostile” or “insurgent pocket” territory.

The unclassified information about this drill has caused widespread alarm nationwide, with more than a few analysts suggesting it may be some sort of exercise practicing to impose martial law on Americans fed up with out-of-control federal government.

 BTW, the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order of March 16, 2012 authorizes the president to enact Martial Law in peace time.


 

 

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Mar 312015
 

The New American: “When a white policeman shot a black man in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer, it should have been a page two story in the local papers, and then forgotten. But the media saw their chance to promote their agenda, and Ferguson became front page news for months on end.

Indiana’s religious freedom bill, signed into law by Governor Mike Pence on Thursday, has unleashed a similar outpouring of angst by people who should know better: Hillary Clinton, grade B movie stars Ashton Kutcher and Miley Cyrus, CNN, and the New York Times. The word is out: Indiana now has legalized discrimination against gays and lesbians!

In reality the law adopts the same approach to the exercise of religious freedom under the First Amendment and government interest as the bill that Hillary’s husband signed into law back in 1993.”

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Opinion: Where was the outrage from the left when in October 2014 an openly gay Houston mayor demanded Christian pastors turn over sermons dealing with homosexuality or gender identity? Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor, said those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.

Funny, I don’t remember Hillary or Ashton or Miley saying a word about discrimination back then.

The sad fact is that dishonest politicians like dear Hillary prey on the uninformed. The bill is almost word for word the same as her husband signed in 1993: “Government may substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion only if it demonstrates that application of the burden to the person is in furtherance of a compelling governmental  interest; and is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.”

Here is Indiana’s language “A governmental entity may substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion only if the governmental entity demonstrates that application of the burden to the person: (1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.”

Religious freedom under attack.

 

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Mar 312015
 

pakistani_special_forces_30_3_15Debkafile: The US-led world powers and Iran Monday, March 30, entered the last tense hours for a nuclear deal as though Lausanne was on a different planet from the Middle East, where the Yemen war, in which Iran is deeply involved, abruptly scooped up a power outside the region – Pakistan, whose defense minister arrives in Riyadh Tuesday, following Islamabad’s pledge to support its Saudi ally.

Debkafile’s Intelligence sources report that the Pakistani army is preparing to airlift a large force of several brigades up to a complete division to Saudi Arabia.
Our military sources note that Pakistan’s decision to intervene in the war against “Shiite Muslim Houthi rebels” presages the Yemen conflict’s expansion to ground and sea operations after four days of heavy Saudi air raids.

Opinion: And just to make the whole mess surreal, John Kerry is negotiating with the very people who started the war in Yemen in the first place.

Jan Markel’s March 30 newsletter (Olive Tree Views) headline Revenge, Abandonment, Betrayal said it best:

Did you ever expect to see those three words linked to the U.S.-Israel relationship? Have we fallen down a hole and we now are in an “Alice-in-Wonderland” world? America embraces her enemies and lifts sanctions on Iran. She will likely place sanctions on Israel. It is an upside down world. Is the Mad Hatter in charge?

Things aren’t falling apart–they’re falling in place.

The entire world is in the process of abandoning Israel which the Bible foretells in Zechariah 12:3. It is ultimately fulfilled in the Tribulation but the process begins much sooner.”

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