Friday, August 31, 2007

Another tinderbox around Israel that can flare up at any time...

DEBKAfile: USS Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group takes up position opposite Lebanese coast amid trepidation over September presidential election.

"Our military sources report that aboard the Kearsarge group’s vessels are members of the 22nds Marine special operations-capable Expeditionary Unit, ready to execute landings on Lebanese beaches.

Wednesday, Aug. 29, Adm. William Fallon, chief of US Central Command and the war on terror paid an unannounced visit to Beirut, although for years US generals have given the Lebanese capital a wide berth..."


Are You Ready?

If you've been following this blog, you'll know I don't believe in a secret second coming of Christ Jesus (I'm more of a "pre-Day of the Lord's Wrath rapture" kind of guy), but this video sure gets the point across to be ready.

1 Corinthians 15:
51Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

Revelation 1:
7Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen. [Rev 1:7]

Acts 1:
11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!

Matthew 24:
30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet [there's the "last trumpet" again per 1 Corinthians], and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh...

[My comments in parenthesis]

I'm not here to argue about what happens when and how, but either way the bottom line is - the fig tree (i.e. Israel) is blooming again and therefore be ready!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Abbas wants Orient House reopened

"We believe that we can reach a solution to the issue of Jerusalem," he said. "We hope the Israelis will wake up and realize the importance of the city to the Palestinians. Israel must accept the fact that we will never give up our claim to Jerusalem."

Husseini said Israel must also realize that peace can't be achieved without a solution to the issue of Jerusalem.

...and that's why there will be no peace until one side kills off the other. Check out Ezekiel 38-39 to see who will win in the not too distant future.

If this story isn't fabricated and this study is correct, the earth will never be the same:

Study: US preparing 'massive' military attack against Iran

The United States has the capacity for and may be prepared to launch without warning a massive assault on Iranian uranium enrichment facilities, as well as government buildings and infrastructure, using long-range bombers and missiles, according to a new analysis.

Debkafile is still calling it:

DEBKAfile Exclusive: High alert at American Sinai monitors HQ, Egyptian security forces and Israel for Hamas mass rally Sept 1 to smash through Rafah terminal "Hamas plans to use 100,000 protesters against the hardships in Gaza, which are blamed on Egypt’s closure of the Rafah outlet, as a battering ram to break through the crossing Saturday and link up with fellow Palestinians in Egyptian N. Sinai...The US National Guard unit manning the Multinational Force Organization’s Al Gorah headquarters in el Arish has declared a high alert and pulled in reinforcements from Sharm el-Sheikh after receiving intelligence of a plan to attack them under cover of the Gaza demonstration. Their commander was warned by Egyptian officials that “events highly dangerous to the region are expected Saturday.”

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

This scripture is so applicable to our day (I love my Bible!)

2 Timothy 3:1-5

1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

Psalm 2

1 Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?

2 The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the LORD
and against his Anointed One.

3 "Let us break their chains," they say,
"and throw off their fetters."

4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.

5 Then he rebukes them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

6 "I have installed my King
on Zion, my holy hill."

7 I will proclaim the decree of the LORD :
He said to me, "You are my Son ;
today I have become your Father.

8 Ask of me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.

9 You will rule them with an iron scepter;
you will dash them to pieces like pottery."

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear
and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry
and you be destroyed in your way,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

[emphasis mine]

Conversely, cursed (or marked for destruction) are all who think Jesus was just a man, or didn't even exist. How many churches preach "that" message these days? None to "not many", but shouldn't people be warned?

Ahmadinejad says his country now a 'nuclear Iran'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated Tuesday that Teheran has achieved full proficiency in the nuclear fuel cycle and warned the West that dialogue and friendship - not threats - were the right way to deal with Iran.

Is it just me or did Ahmadinejad just threaten us?

China puts summer flood death toll at 1,138
"More than 300 million Chinese have been affected by natural disasters this year."

British minister urges China to help on Darfur Chinese companies control some of Sudan's largest oil blocks, human rights groups accuse China of giving Khartoum financial and military aid that enables it to wage war in the Darfur region that has killed an estimated 200,000 people and displaced 2.5 million.

The last two stories are closely related (cause and effect).

Keep your eyes on Israel, the center of the universe.

Israel wants missile shield - little do they know (right now) that they have the best 'missile shield' in the physical and spiritual realm.

JERUSALEM -- Israel won't be able to carry out a major West Bank pullback for 2 1/2 years because it first needs a missile-defense system in place to protect it against Palestinian rocket fire, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told a parliamentary committee yesterday.

Palestinian missile hits Sderot

Mideast leaders meet on restarting peace talks

Sarkozy is first Western leader to speak out loud about US plan to bomb Iran
Addressing 180 French diplomats Monday, Aug. 27, French president Nicolas Sarkozy said a nuclear-armed Iran would be unacceptable and the world must tighten sanctions while offering Tehran incentives to halt weapons development. “This initiative is the only one that can enable us to escape an alternative that I say is catastrophic: the Iranian bomb or the bombing of Iran,” he said.

Palestinian state outline 'coming by November' Plan drafted by veteran politician would forfeit strategic West Bank

I say yet again: the world is headed to war. Prepare your hearts!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

" you see the day approaching" Hebrews 10:25

Iraqi terrorists caught along Mexico border

3 warnings from DEBKAfile:

  1. DEBKAfile: 200 American AMRAAM air-to-air missiles sold to Israel for F-15 and F-16's
  2. Iran has stepped up flow of weapons to Iraq in past 30-60 days, says US Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno
  3. Israeli cabinet warned: Hamas on West Bank preparing for large-scale suicide attack in Israel
Talk peace all you want, but the God of every single, solitary thing is setting up the final battle.

Joel 3:

9 Proclaim this among the nations:
Prepare for war!
Rouse the warriors!
Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.

10 Beat your plowshares into swords
and your pruning hooks into spears.
Let the weakling say,
"I am strong!"

11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side,
and assemble there.
Bring down your warriors, O LORD!

12 "Let the nations be roused;
let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat,
for there I will sit
to judge all the nations on every side.

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday a diplomatic push by the world's powers to rein in Tehran's nuclear programme was the only alternative to "an Iranian bomb or the bombing of Iran."

This guy must be new. Thinking that you can negotiate with Ahmadinejad who's waiting for the 12th Imam Mahdi, who will apparently come only after annihilating Israel - Sarkozy is nuts (too)!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

UN Council extends Lebanon peace force for year

And in a reference to the speech of U.S. envoy Alejandro Wolff, Russian delegate Igor Shcherbak criticized comments on the alleged smuggling of arms into Lebanon from Syria, which has long-standing ties with Moscow.

Such issues "do not relate to this text which we have just adopted," he said.

But Wolff later told reporters the point was relevant because smuggled arms were used against UNIFIL, which lost six Spanish peacekeepers in a June 24 car bombing. "How these two things are unrelated I'm not sure I understand," he said.

'Abbas definitely won't seek reelection'
A report in a Gulf-based newspaper claimed this week that the Americans were grooming PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayad as Abbas's successor.

Hamas-Style Lion King Vanquishes Fatah Rats in an Al-Aqsa TV Animated Film
  • The UN will likely be in Lebanon for more than a year, unless Christ comes back within the next 365 days (quite possible).
  • The US will never be able to satisfy the followers of Hamas. Ignoring the Gaza strip will only make Hamas more desperate and determined to work for Iran. Expect the confrontation to escalate.
  • Fatah is being portrayed by Hamas as "dirty rats that must be killed by the Hamas lion". You'll never get these two groups to work together, and certainly not towards peace with Israel.
Joel 3
Judgment against Enemy Nations
1 [a]“At the time of those events,” says the Lord, “when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat.[b] There I will judge them for harming my people, my special possession, for scattering my people among the nations, and for dividing up my land. 3 They threw dice[c] to decide which of my people would be their slaves. They traded boys to obtain prostitutes and sold girls for enough wine to get drunk. 4 “What do you have against me, Tyre and Sidon [Lebanon] and you cities of Philistia [the Gaza Strip]? Are you trying to take revenge on me? If you are, then watch out! I will strike swiftly and pay you back for everything you have done.
[my comments in parenthesis]

Does Joel 3 not talk directly about our time, our generation?! The context of Joel 3 is just prior to the Day of the Lord. The prosperity of Judah has been restored, the world has and is being gathered to Israel. Do you notice how much of the UN's time is spent mishandling Jerusalem and Israel? Are you noticing how much time the media spend on Jerusalem and Israel? Are you noticing how the latest threats against Israel are emanating out of Tyre, Sidon, (Lebanon) and ancient Philistia (Gaza) just like Joel 3 says? How much longer does the world have before Judgment Day?

Psalm 58:
10 The godly will rejoice when they see injustice avenged. They will wash their feet in the blood of the wicked. 11 Then at last everyone will say, “There truly is a reward for those who live for God; surely there is a God who judges justly here on earth.”

Friday, August 24, 2007

Iranian soldiers cross into northeastern Iraqi Kurdistan Thursday and attack villages

Three significant dates coming together in September may trigger “sensational attacks,” warns a senior US general in Washington.

Israel must do more for peace process, urges UN envoy
Ya, if only those peace-hating Israeli's would stop harassing the Arabs.

I mean this in the best way possible: the UN should just shut up. Their credibility ran out a long time ago!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Israel proposes W. Bank-Gaza route in land swap

2for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. [ 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4]

Will the "day of the Lord...surprise you like a thief"? Put your ear to the tracks and you'll hear the train coming.

Fatah-al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades revokes Israeli amnesty deal offered 178 members for renouncing terror Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, three days after Israel’s internal security minister Avi Dichter disclosed that 40% of the group which took the pledge to give up terrorism had not turned in their weapons, the IDF rounded up two purportedly reformed al Aqsa Brigades members in a camp near Nablus.

Aksa Martyrs Brigades: 'Truce over' [Jerusalem Post]
Notice the brand new M16 in this terrorist's hands? This is the same weapon the US army is using in Iraq. This US weapon, supplied to Fatah by the US, is now being used against Israel. Is anyone surprised? The US is aiding the Arabs in their war against Israel. Only the Lord knows how exactly the Saudi's are going to use the USD$20,000,000,000 (that's 'B' as in Billion) in weapons President Bush recently agreed to sell them. Iran is not the common enemy in the Middle East; Israel is!

US 'plans huge Saudi arms deal'

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I don't like to sensationalize things...

after all, I am an extremely conservative accountant. I don't normally (ever?) react with emotions first. BUT either:

  1. Debkafile is totally unreliable (some western media think so. I don't)
  2. We're moving towards a temporary peace with the Muhammadans in November's proposed peace conference, or
  3. We're on the very brink of the Gog&Magog war itself! (I'm also inclined to call it 'Armageddon'. Here's why).
DEBKAfile Exclusive: Syria transfers elements of its commando Division 14 to Mt. Hermon north of Golan. Both sides extend fortifications Prepare your hearts people, Christ's return is imminent/possibly very soon. I can't get the fact out of my mind, that 2007 is the 40th anniversary of the end of Gentile rule over Jerusalem - will this age soon end like "a trap"?

34 “Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, 35 like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. 36 Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.” [Luke 21:34-36; NLT]

25 I will break the Assyrians when they are in Israel;
I will trample them on my mountains.
My people will no longer be their slaves
nor bow down under their heavy loads.

26 I have a plan for the whole earth,
a hand of judgment upon all the nations.

27 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has spoken—
who can change his plans?
When his hand is raised,
who can stop him?” [Isaiah 14:25-27; NLT]

amen, AMEN, Hallelujah!!

Love your enemies. Here's an enemy

Iranian Guards training Iraqi militants: US general
BAGHDAD: About 50 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards are believed to be training Shiite militias in the use of mortars and rockets in southern Iraq, the general commanding US troops in the area said on Sunday.

Hamas warns Israel against harming al-Aqsa mosque

GAZA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on Tuesday warned the Israeli government against continuing excavations beneath the al-Aqsa holy mosque in Jerusalem. [Personally, I didn't know of any digging under the mosque. Disinformation?]

Terrorists: Amnesty shamnesty! We prefer human slaughter
Militant leader says organization granted 'free pass' by Olmert won't disarm.

Mr. Bush and all Westerners desperately need to learn the Doctrine of Taqiyya. Please read this before the next 'peace conference' planned for November:

Taqiyya about Taqiyya (aka 'Why we can never have a lasting peace agreement with Islam').

So it's basically us against them until Christ comes back to establish true peace: the way earth was supposed to be from the beginning of creation.


(this author is accurate except for his utopian view of the future. The fact is, as the Bible clearly says, we are headed for WWIII against Islam)

"Quran tells Muslims to slay the unbelievers wherever they find them (2:191), do not befriend them (3:28), fight them and show them harshness (9:123), and smite their heads (47:4)."

And finally, something totally unrelated...

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Arming Israel's enemies is how the US will be complicit in a war against Israel. If I was President Bush, I'd be watching hurricane Dean (et al) very closely.

Revelation 16 Kings of the East and Ezekiel 38 Magog

Joint Russian-China war games
This secular news source says:
"...the capability to transfer large-scale military contingents across vast distances is essential should Moscow and Beijing decide on joint military action in the event of a possible American military operation against Iran spilling over into the Caspian and Central Asian regions."

The Holy Bible has said for 2,000 years::
Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great Euphrates River, and it dried up so that the kings from the east could march their armies toward the west without hindrance. Revelation 16:12

Keep reading Revelation 16 to see where the world is headed...
14 They are demonic spirits who work miracles and go out to all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God the Almighty.

15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! [there's a good reason why this verse is inserted here] Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.”

16 And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon. [the "they" in verse 14 are the Islamic Leopard-Bear-Lion beast of Revelation 13 and Daniel 7; satan is the dragon; and Mohammed is the false prophet].

Suddenly, last week's stock market jitters look incredibly insignificant, if you ask me.

China's military budget estimates versus public expenditures

Saturday, August 18, 2007

On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
Luke 21:25b

Hurricane Dean intensifies Saturday

Forecasters fear Dean will be a destructive Category 5 monster packing 155 mph winds by the time it reaches Jamaica.

Even worse could be yet to come. By Monday, as Dean nears Cancun and other tourist areas along Mexico's eastern Yucatan coast, its sustained winds could be 160 mph, with gusts approaching 200 mph -- wreaking new havoc on an area heavily damaged just two years ago by Hurricane Wilma.

I hate to say it, but we're living in the time of the end and hurricane Dean could well become another Katrina.

More Psalm 83 spewing out of Ahmadinejad's mouth: 'Israel is the standard bearer of Satan'
Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that Israel was the standard bearer of Satan and the Jewish state would soon fall apart, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Saturday.

Prepare for the war of Allah against the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Our generation is likely to have front row seats.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Israel to give up Temple Mount?
By Aaron Klein
© 2007

JERUSALEM -- "Palestinian negotiators drafting an agreement behind the scenes with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office have made clear they will not accept any final peace deal with Israel unless the Jewish state forfeits the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, WND has learned."

Editorial comment: Won't happen! The trampling of Gentiles on Jerusalem ended in 1967 after the miraculous 6-Day War victory. See the "2nd time, times and half a time" prophesy diagram in the right margin of this blog. The way I see it, I'm just waiting for the war of Gog&Magog /Armageddon to start, and Christ to come and finish it. It will come unexpectedly "like a trap" indeed!

Luke 21:

34"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.35For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth.

Russia orders long-range bomber patrols
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he had ordered the military to resume regular long-range flights of strategic bombers, a show of Russia's resurgent military power which comes amid a chill in relations with the United States.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A war of "hit and run"

War tensions rise between Syria and Israel amid soothing words on both sides. Gen. Kaplinksy’s departure delayed "Intelligence data and ground activity add up to the presumption that Syria is planning a campaign of hit-and-run cross-border attacks against Israeli border patrols and positions in Golan and attempts to take hostages. OC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Gad Eisenkott and senior officers briefed the prime minister on their preparations in anticipation of such attacks."

Isaiah 14

24 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sworn this oath:

“It will all happen as I have planned.
It will be as I have decided.
25 I will break the Assyrians when they are in Israel;
I will trample them on my mountains.
My people will no longer be their slaves
nor bow down under their heavy loads.
26 I have a plan for the whole earth,
a hand of judgment upon all the nations.
27 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has spoken—
who can change his plans?
When his hand is raised,
who can stop him?”

Watch for Damascus to be leveled:

Isaiah 17

1 This message came to me concerning Damascus:

“Look, the city of Damascus will disappear!
It will become a heap of ruins.
2 The towns of Aroer will be deserted

Flocks will graze in the streets and lie down undisturbed,
with no one to chase them away.
12 Listen! The armies of many nations
roar like the roaring of the sea.
Hear the thunder of the mighty forces
as they rush forward like thundering waves.
13 But though they thunder like breakers on a beach,
God will silence them, and they will run away.
They will flee like chaff scattered by the wind,
like a tumbleweed whirling before a storm.
14 In the evening Israel waits in terror,
but by dawn its enemies are dead.
This is the just reward of those who plunder us,
a fitting end for those who destroy us.

Zechariah 12:
1 This message concerning the fate of Israel came from the Lord: “This message is from the Lord, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundations of the earth, and formed the human spirit. 2 I will make Jerusalem like an intoxicating drink that makes the nearby nations stagger when they send their armies to besiege Jerusalem and Judah. 3 On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it [i.e. land concessions for a false peace], but they will only hurt themselves.

4 “On that day,” says the Lord, “I will cause every horse to panic and every rider to lose his nerve. I will watch over the people of Judah, but I will blind all the horses of their enemies. 5 And the clans of Judah will say to themselves, ‘The people of Jerusalem have found strength in the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, their God.’

Points to ponder:
  • Many nations are gathered around Israel today. The UN has the following countries contributing to UNIFIL peacekeeping forces on Israel's border with Lebanon: Belgium, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, FYR of Macedonia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania and Turkey.
  • The UN has the following countries contributing to UNDOF peacekeeping forces on Israel's border with Syria: Austria, Canada, India, Japan, Poland and Slovakia.
  • Syria is preparing to invade the mountains of Israel. (the Golan Heights)
  • Take a look at the charts on the right margin of this blog. 1948 and 1967 were milestone years in God's Jewish Calendar
  • Although they don't know it, Israel's enemies (esp. Ahmadinejad) are quoting directly from Psalm 83:
    • 4 "Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation,
      that the name of Israel be remembered no more."

Luke 21:29-36
29He told them this parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees. 30When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. [Israel is sprouting leaves people!] 31Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.

32"I tell you the truth, this generation[a] will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 33Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

34"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.35For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man." [comments, emphasis mine]

Prepare your heart! Stay awake! Pay attention!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Military expert: Hezbollah possess sophisticated weapons
In a speech marking the year anniversary of the cease-fire that ended last’s summer’s Israel-Hezbollah war, the Shiite Muslim group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, warned Israel against striking Lebanon.“Oh Zionists, if you think of launching a war on Lebanon, and I don’t advise to do it. ... I promise you a big surprise that could change the fate of war and the fate of the region,” Nasrallah told a mass rally last night in Beirut’s southern suburbs, a Hezbollah stronghold that was heavily bombed by Israeli warplanes during the 34-day war.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bibi's making a comeback

Hamas TV's Children's Show Star Says She'd Be Proud to Be a Martyr
Saraa wants to be a doctor. If she can't, the young star of Hamas television's best-known children's show said, she'd be proud to become a martyr. Saraa says little Jewish girls should be forced from their homes in Israel so that Palestinians can return to their land.

DEBKAfile Reports: Israel PM Olmert inspects preparedness of IDF northern command Tuesday following indications of Syrian plans to attack Golan
With him were defense minister Ehud Barak and chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi. According to DEBKAfile’s military sources, intelligence data and signs on the ground add up to the presumption that Syria is planning a campaign of hit-and-run cross-border attacks against Israeli border patrols and positions in Golan and attempts to take hostages. OC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Gad Eisenkott and senior officers briefed the prime minister on their preparations in anticipation of such attacks.

Israel routs her enemies, It first needs decisive leadership:

Netanyahu: Israel's arch-hawk aiming for comeback

Monday, August 13, 2007

DEBKAfile clarifies its disclosure of Al Qaeda's radiological threat to New York

Russia, China and allies play war games
BEIJING — Russia , China and four former Soviet Central Asian republics have sent some 6,500 troops to participate in a multinational war game, in which they've deployed paratroops, 80 aircraft and hundreds of armored combat vehicles to suppress an Islamic uprising, similar to one that occurred in Uzbekistan in 2005.

Russia eyes return to the Middle East
JERUSALEM -- Days after Russia sent the diplomatic world reeling with its audacious flag-planting beneath the ice of the North Pole, the Kremlin is moving to reassert itself in warmer climes as well, plotting the return of the Russian fleet to a Syrian port on the Mediterranean Sea.

Canadian Hezbollah supporters defend right to post billboard
A billboard that appears to promote Hezbollah -- an organization the Canadian government has ruled to be terrorist -- has raised the hackles of a number of Windsor community groups. However, one of the people responsible for the sign said it was put up to honour their freedom-fighter families in Lebanon -- and it's their Canadian right to do so.

Global warming? Look at the numbers
Perhaps we will have uncontrollable warming in the future, but it likely hasn't started yet.

Below are the August '07 highs/lows where I live. Doesn't look like warming to me. Must just be an anomaly. (For my American friends - 0 Celcius is freezing). Never thought I'd be running the furnace in mid-August (?)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

NY hikes security on dirty bomb Internet chatter (Reuters)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police stepped up security throughout Manhattan and at bridges and tunnels on Friday in response to an Internet report -- which authorities said they could not verify -- that al Qaeda might be plotting to detonate a dirty bomb in the city.

DEBKAfile Exclusive: New Al Qaeda threat of radioactive truck attacks naming New York, Los Angeles, Miami
The threat was picked up by DEBKAfile’s monitors from a rush of electronic chatter on al Qaeda sites Thursday, Aug. 8. “They will soon realize their mistake when American cities are hit by quality operations,” said one message.

Another said the attacks would be carried out “by means of trucks loaded with radio-active material against America’s biggest city and financial nerve center.”

A third message mentioned New York, Los Angeles and Miami as targets. It drew the answer: “The attack, with Allah’s help, will cause an economic meltdown, many dead, and a financial crisis on a scale that compels the United States to pull its military forces out of many parts of the world, including Iraq, for lack of any other way of cutting down costs.”

Debkafile editor says New York at risk (Ynet News)
"Unverified report by Jerusalem-based website of al-Qaeda plot to plant dirty bombs in New York City leads to increased deployment of radiological sensors on vehicles, boats, helicopters, checkpoints throughout the city..."

This whole thing could quickly escalate exponentially if this threat, or similar threat, comes true. Can you imagine a radioactive bomb going off in New York, Los Angeles, and/or Miami? President Bush would be forced to act against some perceived rogue state - western Pakistan? Iran? Syria? That would ignite our war against the LBL beast of Islam.

We are being led to WWIII/Armageddon. It is only a matter of when this battle will erupt.

Revelation 16:
14They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.
15"Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed."[Note: Christ doesn't come for his flock until the threshold of this final battle]
16Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.