Aug 272014
 

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The Daily Beast: “U.S. warplanes striking targets in Iraq. Iranian tanks are reportedly moving into the northern part of the country. But the two foreign militaries fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are not talking to one another.

U.S. and Iraqi officials tell The Daily Beast that, for now, there is no direct channel to coordinate military activities inside Iraq. Instead messages are occasionally passed by senior Iraqi officials who have for years served as interlocutors between Iran and the United States.”

Opinion: Chinese checkers anyone?

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The objective is to be first to race one’s pieces across the hexagram-shaped gameboard into “home”—the corner of the star opposite one’s starting corner—using single-step moves or moves which jump over other pieces. The others continue playing to establish 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and last place finishers. Like other skill-based games, Chinese checkers involves strategy. The rules are simple, so even young children can play.

There are at least 6 main armies involved in Iraq/Syria, each one with different goals and the rules are anything but simple.

  • US Air Force
  • Syria’s armed forces
  • Al Qaeda’s so-called moderate army
  • Peshmerga (Kurdish forces)
  • Iranian tanks
  • ISIS

In this game of “Chinese checkers” all 5 of the armies are against ISIS … sort of.

The US, Iran, and Syria have a common goal but are by no means allies. In fact it was Assad’s army that gassed rebels and of whom John Kerry said the US was going to ‘lightly’ bomb because they crossed Obama’s red line - but nothing ever happened.

Iran and the US are acting like friends while the stalled nuclear talks are on hold, but are against each other because of Iran’s support for Assad. Obama has demanded that Assad be removed from power.

The US will NOT under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES put boots on the ground but will continue air strikes while Obama figures out a plan.

The US is sort of backing the Peshmerga (Kurds) but have held back on heavy weapons, leaving them vulnerable to ISIS attacks.

The US is sort of backing so-called moderate Al Qaeda, but like the Kurds have been given minimal support leaving them vulnerable to ISIS.

Assad’s Syrian Army is vulnerable to ISIS.

Conclusion: ISIS is the only Army that is sure of its goal to establish an Islamic caliphate. They have billions in confiscated funds, US weapons, US uranium, cash flow from 7 oil wells, and a bunch of enemies with no clear-cut objectives.

Now somebody better call Somebody ’cause this is getting ugly.

 

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Aug 232014
 

States-Seeking-CDC-Help-with-Potential-Ebola-Cases-640x480jpgBreitbart: “Thirty states plus the District of Columbia have sought the Center for Disease Control’s help identifying potential cases of Ebola.

The map above is based on a list of those states provided to Breitbart News Thursday by the CDC. The list shows (in bright red) all the states which have asked for the CDC’s help with potential Ebola cases since July 27th.

When contacted for consultation, the CDC examines the patient’s symptoms and travel history to decide whether or not a blood test is needed. In most cases, the CDC is able to rule out Ebola without the need for a blood test.”

Opinion: It is fascinating how the Horsemen of Revelation 6:1-8 feel close enough to be at the door:

Rider on the White Horse: Global turmoil is screaming for someone to step in with a solution

Rider on the Red Horse: Wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:6) are almost cliché

Rider on the Black Horse: Economic collapse is being avoided by central bank money printing schemes

Rider on the Pale Horse: While government bureaucrats say that a mass outbreak is not possible, headlines like the one above persist.

It is possible that the public is paying more attention. We ‘ve noticed a 100% increase in page views in the past month, and while past surges in readers were temporary, this one may not be.

The most important indicator of the end days is Israel. Recent surges in terror-related atrocities from Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, and the rise of the ISIS caliphate are compelling more people to seek answers.

I have also noticed that several friends and long-time acquaintances who were usually quiet in past conversations about the blog/book are now asking me questions. Two former business colleagues in the past week asked how my book was doing and “what is the title again?” Both asked the same question, “Who is Amalek?”

The first terrorist, I explained… Surprisingly, the topic didn’t get changed for a few minutes.

Interesting.

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Aug 222014
 

inhofeWorld Net Daily: The ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee in the U.S. Senate is warning that ISIS terrorists, those who this week beheaded an American journalist, are trying to develop the capability of blowing up an entire American city.

He said the U.S. now is in “the most dangerous position we’ve ever been in.”

Responding to questions about terror and the threat facing Americans, he said: “They’re crazy out there. And they are rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city. You just can’t believe that’s happening.”

He told the station the threat is significant, and he blamed it on the cuts in defense spending made by President Obama.

Opinion: Jim Inhofe is one of the few members of the Senate that gets my attention. In his 2012 book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, he repeated his frequent claim that human-influenced climate change is impossible because “God’s still up there.” Inhofe cited Genesis 8:22 to claim that it is “outrageous” and arrogant for people to believe human beings are “able to change what He is doing in the climate.”

On July 12, 2014 a Breitbart Headline “Dirty Bomb Fears After ISIS Seizes Uranium” is an ominous reminder of the ISIS threat.

Extreme Islamist group ISIS has seized 90lb (40kg) of radioactive uranium in Iraq which could be used to make a dirty bomb. The Times reports that the militants seized the material after overrunning a university in the city of Mosul, which they captured last month.”

A dirty bomb is often called a weapon of mass disruption since it combines radioactive material with conventional explosives. The purpose of the weapon is to contaminate the area with radioactive material. A device detonated in Manhattan might not kill a whole lot of people, but it could contaminate a large area, causing radiation exposure and sickness. Cleanup could take decades and the cost would be huge.

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Aug 222014
 
Oil To Fuel ISIS Terror

Fox News: “Islamic State’s thirst for blood has the world on edge, but its equally insatiable yearning for oil could prove a “catastrophe” for the global economy if the terror organization isn’t stopped, experts say. The jihadist group, formerly known as ISIS, now controls seven oil fields and two small refineries in northern Iraq, bringing

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Aug 212014
 
Is This The Face of the Next Jihadi Terrorist?

World Net Daily: “The Western world is outraged after terrorists beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley and are now threatening the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq – but a high-profile military analyst warns things could get worse because Americans have gotten far too comfortable and may soon

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Aug 212014
 
Foley Abduction Linked To British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring

The Daily Beast: “Weeks before Foley’s abduction in 2012, alleged members of a jihadi kidnapping network tied to ISIS were arrested and held in London for kidnapping Western journalists, only to later be released by Britain’s legal system.” Some analysts believe ISIS did not murder Foley to get Obama to stop attacking them, but rather

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