Jul 192014
 

image004-e1405653345260-300x215The Algemeiner: “As IDF forces entered Gaza on Thursday night in the latest phase of Israel’s ongoing Operation Protective Edge, violent riots broke out around Turkey threatening the local Jewish community and Israeli institutions. The head of the IHH terror-tied humanitarian NGO behind the infamous Mavi Marmara Flotilla, Bulent Yildirim, told local television station Haber Turk that “Turkish Jews will pay dearly for Israel’s actions.

“Israel is acting like a spoiled child,” Yildirim said. “Jewish tourists, don’t dare come to Turkey. Tonight and tomorrow we are going to hold a different kind of protest, we do not have patience anymore.”

“The Zionists are putting the future of the Jews in danger, we can not hold back our youngsters anymore,” he said.”

Opinion: Indeed. This past week we have seen similar anti-Israeli protests in France and Germany as pro-Hamas sentiment continues to grow.

Prime Minister Recip Erdogan’s financial and ideological support for Hamas is moving Turkey towards war. And one day, possibly soon, he will join with Russia and Iran in a sneak attack on the Jewish state to take plunder Ezekiel 38:13.

The question is what plunder? I’m guessing the fulfillment of Genesis 49:25 would do it … oil.

 

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Jun 302014
 

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Breitbart: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is declaring a new state–a caliphate–out of captured Iraqi and Syrian territories.

The state will be called “The Islamic State,” and will run from Iraq’ s Diyala province to Syria’s Aleppo.

According to RT.com, the chief of the state will be Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi. As such he will be “the caliph” of the new state and “leader for Muslims everywhere.

This marks “the first time since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1923 that a Caliph–which means a political successor to the Prophet Mohammad–has been named.”

Opinion: Reminiscent of Hitler’s Blitzkrieg of WWII, ISIS is redrawing the map of the Middle East, and seemingly overnight.

Blitzkrieg means ‘lightning war’ and was based on surprise, speed, co-ordination and movement; the major science of this approach was the ability to get large mobile forces through weak points in the enemies’ defences and then cause damage when behind his static lines.

However, the Soviet Union launched a counteroffensive in November 1942, trapping and destroying an entire German army at Stalingrad.

But who will stop ISIS? With the complete withdrawal of US forces, only Iran/Russia have the capability and motivation to move against the terrorists. Fortunes in oil revenues hang in the balance.

Debkafile reported Saturday that armed US drones went into operation to defend its Baghdad embassy and Iraqi strategic facilities.

  • Iran and Hizballah are bracing for the oncoming Islamist suicide bombing assault on Beirut.
  • Jordan and Saudi Arabia have deployed tank divisions on their borders against ISIS encroachments.
  • Anti-Assad rebels said to have seized 95% of Syrian Golan Heights

There are five potential outcomes at this point:

1. Iran has a blood feud against the Sunni insurgency and will grow in power and wealth by securing Iraqi oil wells.

2. Russia is motivated to back Iran for the same reason.

3. The US may be compelled to re-enter the conflict with air power that would essentially be joining forces with Russia and Iran.

4. Israel knows full well that its compete destruction is the ultimate goal of both ISIS and Iran, and the IDF has the most lethal fire power in the region.

5. Israel’s entry into the conflict would inflame every other nation in the region, possibly touching off Psalm 83.

(And Hamas in Gaza keeps shooting rockets in daily)

Stay tuned.

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Jun 282014
 

isis2The Daily Beast: “The terror group that’s taken over major portions of Iraq and Syria won’t be content with roiling those two countries, senior Obama administration officials told Senators in a classified briefing this week. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) also has its eyes on Jordan; in fact, its jihadists are already Tweeting out photos and messages claiming a key southern town in Jordan already belongs to them.

The concern was that Jordan could not repel a full assault from ISIS on its own at this point.”

Opinion: Are you confused? ISIS seems to have turned the already turbulent Middle East upside down.

  • The US is looking to Iran for help against (Sunni) ISIS while supporting (Sunni) rebels in Syria to fight against (Shia) Iran’s ally Assad
  • US is supporting supposed moderate rebel forces against Syria
  • Saudi Arabia and Qatar are supporting ISIS while the US pretends not to notice
  • Jordan is in danger from ISIS and may need to be defended by the US and Israel
  • Israel is bombing Syria, Gaza, and Lebanon and may be called on to defend Jordan
  • Jordan, or a rebel group controlling Jordan is a future adversary of Israel

When things look hopelessly confused it is best to check the Bible’s guardrails for clarity.

If we are approaching a prophetic war, the Psalm 83 nations would fit: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria/northern Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Gaza/West Bank.

But is it the governments of those nations launching the attack or emerging rebel forces within the nations?

  • Al Qaeda/Islamic Jihad in Egypt
  • ISIS in Iraq, Syria and possibly Jordan
  • Al Nusra (al Qaeda ) in Syria
  • Hezbollah (Lebanon)
  • Hamas (Gaza)

Interesting.

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Mar 112014
 
The death that’s provoking a storm in Amman

The Times Of Israel: “On the heels of the death of a Jordanian citizen Monday morning from Israeli fire on the Allenby Bridge, a complex storm brewed, not unexpectedly, in Amman. The protesters demanded that the Israeli ambassador be expelled from Jordan and that the embassy be closed. Some of them burned Israeli flags. However,

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Feb 042014
 

Debkafile: “While batting back Israel’s complaints over references to anti-Israel boycotts in relation to peacemaking with the Palestinians, US Secretary of State John Kerry has again bumped his head against another piece of Middle East history: The 1994 Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty. In an exchange of messages in the last few days, debkafile’s Middle East sources

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Feb 012014
 
Jewish Groups Praise Scarlett Johansson

The Algemeiner: “Late Wednesday, the Jewish actress, through a spokesman, issued a statement saying that she had “respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam” because “she and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.” The conflict emerged after Johansson was named as the celebrity

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Jan 102014
 
Kerry willing to recognize Israel as Jewish state, but Palestinians won't go along

YNet News: “Despite sketchy reports about peace talks currently underway between Israel and Palestinians, one thing is clear: The Palestinians are not willing to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. “The Israeli demand not only recreates the historical narrative of the region, but it would threaten the Palestinian right of return,” Bassam Salhi, a member

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