Jun 282016
 

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JPost: “It’s not a nightmare, it’s a very realistic scenario, hostile entities will seek to overwhelm air defenses with heavy salvos, Haimovich said.

“In the future, we will meet and engage much bigger salvos,” he said. They will come from multiple directions, and a “regional war” is a more realistic scenario than a single-front escalation.

Gazan and southern Lebanese weapons storage facilities house many thousands of rockets, Haimovich said, adding, “It doesn’t matter how many. We are dealing with a complicated environment.”

Opinion: In June 2014, Hamas had around 12,000 rockets of various ranges, including long-range missiles. According to a March 4, 2016 report from the Times of Israel, Hamas used around 4,600 of its rockets during Operation Protective Edge, and another 4,000 or so were destroyed in Israeli strikes, leaving the terrorists with a third of their arsenal by the end of the fighting.

Arutz Sheva reported that the Hamas arsenal is now rebuilt as are most of the terror tunnels. Hezbollah, on the other hand, is said to have 150,000 rockets.

thefiveI can’t help but see a scenario developing that fits Psalm 83:1-8. The prophet Asaph also described a regional war coming from multiple fronts. I found this map that illustrates how close six of Israel’s sworn enemies are.

From the top:

The inhabitants of Tyre – Southern Lebanon (Hezbollah)

Assyria – Syria and northern Iraq

Moab and Ammon – Palestinians of central and northern Jordan also called the children of Lot (Gen. 19:30-38)

The tents of Edom –  Edom today is represented by the Palestinians of the West Bank.

Philistia – Palestinians of Gaza (Hamas)

Psalm 83, however, prophecies 4 more countries in the alliance

The Hagrites – Hagar, mother of Ishmael, was from Egypt

Amalek – Eternal enemy of the Israelites (Ex. 17:16) Palestinian Arabs of Sinai (ISIS)

Gebal – Northern Lebanon

The Ishmaelites – Ishmael settled in the Arabian Peninsula or modern-day Saudi Arabia

A victory in this war could set the stage for Israel to take down her protective walls and gates. Ezekiel 38 describes such a scenario that leads to an even larger and more lethal invasion led by Russia, Turkey, Iran, and 4 North African allies.

There is only one logical reason for the second attack: Israel’s oil/gas energy.

(For more on the wars preceding the tribulation see Bible Prophecy 101, chapter 6)

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Jun 162016
 

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McClatchy Report: “CIA Director John Brennan will tell Congress on Thursday that Islamic State militants are training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for their territorial losses.

In remarks prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee, Brennan says IS has been working to build an apparatus to direct and inspire attacks against its foreign enemies, as in the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels — ones the CIA believes were directed by IS leaders.

ISIL has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West,” Brennan said, using another acronym for the group. He said IS probably is working to smuggle them into countries, perhaps among refugee flows or through legitimate means of travel.”

Opinion: Why does the Obama team continue to use ISIL instead of ISIS?

ISIS stands for the “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,” a terror group controlling a large swath of both Iraq and Syria in which the terrorists claim to have established a caliphate.

ISIL, Obama’s preference, stands for the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.” The Levant is best described as a land bridge in a geographical sense comprising: Western Syria, Lebanon, west part of Jordan, Palestinian controlled West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel and Sinai (Egypt).”

When the Obama team  refers to the Islamic State as ISIL, he is sending a message to Muslims all over the Middle East that he personally does not recognize Israel as a sovereign nation. Israel then, is a territory that is a part of ISIS.

What a fine state of affairs:

  • CIA Director John Brennan is warning that ISIS operatives are infiltrating the west via immigration
  • Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson wants to remove guns in the name of “public safety”
  • Barack Obama wants 10,000 unvetted Syrians to be admitted to the US this year
  • Hillary wants the number of Syrians to increase 500% in her first year as president

Another reason why Timothy 3:1 calls the last days perilous times.

 

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US military chiefs overrate damage to ISIS

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May 312016
 

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Debkafile: “The US military chiefs fighting ISIS, have recently claimed that the US has re-organized its military resources and is determined to cut down the Islamic state after the lame efforts in the last two years.

These words of encouragement have come from Gen. Joseph Votel commander of US Middle East forces and the first US general to be assigned to Syria in its nearly six years of war, and Lt. Gen Charles Brown commanding the US Al Udied Air Base in Qatar where 750 aircraft operating in the Gulf and Middle East are based.

debkafiles repeatedly reported that American and coalition air strikes against the Jihadists were too few, misfired and many of the bombers returned to base with much of their ordnance unused.

Opinion: There have been several headlines in the past weeks/months as to the weakening of ISIS:

  • Jan 20, 2016, Time: ” ISIS losing ground but not the War”
  • February 15, 2016: “Christianity Today: “ISIS Weakening”
  • April 5, 2015, Daily Beast: “ISIS losing Ground but not the War”

So, is the Obama administration claiming, through the mainstream media, victory in the same way as in 2012: “Osama Bin Laden is dead, and al-Qaeda is on the run”?

According to Debka’s Middle East Sources “ISIS is expanding fast.”

Perhaps the ongoing battle between ISIS and the Iraqi military over Fallujah will be a turning point.

 

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May 242016
 
Guest Post: Moqtada al-Sadr, the Donald Trump of Iraq

The Daily Beast: “Once a bane of the U.S. military during the occupation of Iraq, and a warlord whom the Pentagon once came within minutes of killing for his role in orchestrating American combat deaths, al-Sadr is now the undisputed kingmaker of Iraqi politics, a demagogue with a gift for manipulating a national media and

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First US Soldier In Iraq Killed By Islamic State During "Enemy Fire"

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May 032016
 

Zero Hedge: “US “boots on the ground” on Iraq have just suffered their first casualty. Moments ago US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the Islamic State killed the first U.S. serviceman in Iraq who was aiding Kurdish fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, RT reports. A statement from the US-led forces in

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US-Created System In Iraq Is Collapsing: Protesters Storm Parliament, State of Emergency Declared

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May 022016
 
US-Created System In Iraq Is Collapsing: Protesters Storm Parliament, State of Emergency Declared

Zero Hedge: “Less than two years ago, the US set up another puppet government in the mid-east this time in the state of Iraq when following substantial US pressure, on August 14, 2014 then prime minister al-Maliki agreed to stepped down and be replaced with Haider al-Abadi. Today, the regime is in chaos and the

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Obama’s Legacy Behind Late Admission of ISIS Genocide Of Christians

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Mar 182016
 
Obama’s Legacy Behind Late Admission of ISIS Genocide Of Christians

Investors Op-Ed: “Islamic State: The Obama administration took forever to admit the obvious: ISIS has been committing wholesale slaughter of Christians. It didn’t want people to connect the dots and blame Obama’s foreign policy. Secretary of State John Kerry surprised the press corps Thursday with an official State Department admission that the Islamic State is committing genocide

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