Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Rice: Hamas militants acting as Iran's proxy warriors

Why Hamas is certain of success
Hamas believes it cannot lose and that time, and God, are on its side.

Israel gets ready to deal
IN A MESSAGE to Syria's President Bashar Assad last week, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert affirmed that Israel would give all the occupied Golan Heights back to Syria in exchange for a comprehensive peace agreement. [This editorial states that it's a wise move. I'm not even close to believing that]

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Britons kidnapped in Iraq are "held in Iran"
Reno urged to prepare for worse as earthquakes continue
Seismologists said the recent activity is unusual because the quakes started out small and continue to build in strength. The normal pattern is for a main quake followed by smaller aftershocks.

Interesting pattern of earthquakes, just like...birth pangs.

Mathew 24:
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.

Exclusive: First frank talk of potential war on Iran from top US soldier
DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military sources reported Friday that the USS Harry S. Truman Strike Group has just taken up position in Persian Gulf waters. It consists of 12 warships led by the giant LSD-41 class USS Whidby Island landing craft, submarines and eight assault squadrons. The legend on their banner is: Give ‘em Hell.

Another nuclear aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln, will soon set out for the region from the South China Sea, along with two more US naval strike forces: the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS Nimitz attended by strike groups.

Adm. Mullen went on to say: "I have no expectations that we're going to get into a conflict with Iran in the immediate future." Our sources ask: what time scale is indicated by the indefinite “immediate future” - the 8 months remaining to the Bush presidency or thereafter?

Sooner or later the U.S. is going to war against Iran. It is rather obvious that diplomacy will not work. Ahmadinejad is hoping for worldwide chaos to encourage the coming of his 12th Imam al Mahdi - and I think he's going to get it. (Israel's 60th anniversary perhaps?? May 14th?)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

No good guys in 'Palestine'
Why does the U.S. government continue to promote the creation of an independent state of Palestine, which never has existed in the history of the world, is born of terrorist violence, and is pledged to the destruction of Israel? Even more interesting, why does the Israeli political and cultural elite support this movement?

This is just the start of WWIII-everything you'd want to know about Syria's plutonium reactor
(click on link for CIA video)

Two more nuclear carriers headed for the Middle East
One US military sources advised DEBKAfile to keep a close eye on America’s military movements in the region for clues, because a concentration this heavy must have some purpose.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

CIA to describe North Korea-Syria nuclear ties
CIA to confirm that Israeli September raid destroyed Syrian plutonium reactor.
The Golden Report: Peace is definitely not what Hamas is after
For those who think there is even a remote possibility of Israel making peace with these Arabs who call themselves “Palestinians” they need only look at the new “Palestinian” school book. They deny Israel’s right to exist, and call for the total destruction of the State of Israel.
A message to today's Laodicean church in James

James 1:
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do...

27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

James 4:

So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

Hezb'allah chases away UNIFIL observers
Sources in Jerusalem said the incident was a source of great embarrassment for UNIFIL. The troops trailed the truck and stopped it, but when the troops approached the truck, armed Hizbullah members jumped out and threatened to hurt them if they would not leave the area. The source said UNIFIL's men turned back and left the scene.

U.S. churches push for a 2-state solution

Hamas: We'll give final response to truce proposal on Thursday

Monday, April 21, 2008


Neither shall he regard the god of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god:for he shall magnify himself above all.
Daniel 11:37

ex-President Carter's amazing breakthrough:

"Hamas ready to accept Israel"

What is Mr. Carter going to say about his anti-Israel propaganda when he stands before the only living God?

There's an amazing amount of fear and hatred from secular humanists directed at this movie. So this might be one movie actually worth seeing. More confirmation that we're fighting a spiritual war until Christ comes back to set it all right.

Don't be caught on the wrong side; don't be caught sleeping. What God has accomplished in Israel is proof enough.

Romans 1:
18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Putin makes historic trip to Libya, an Ezekiel 38 country

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday proclaimed Iran was the "most powerful nation" in the world
More from the Beast
Is the West ever going to wake up?

'War with Israel is possible and we're getting ready' - Syria's Assad
Syrian troops are now strung along a continuous crescent-shaped line from the central Lebanese mountains through Mt Dov on the western slopes of Mt. Hermon and up to southeastern Lebanon.

Political and media sources in Syria believe war may break out with Israel in late May or early June.
The United States agreed this week to let Israel connect to its Ballistic Missile Early Warning radar system in anticipation of a possible Iranian attack. Israel has been plugged into the system just twice before -- in 1991, before the Gulf War, and in 2003, before the invasion of Iraq.

Isaiah 14:
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?” [emphasis mine]

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pretty good video from The Berean Call on what the world has done to God's people - the Jews. The Bereans get it mostly right except they don't see that Daniel's "time, times, and half a time" prophesies point directly to the restoration of Israel in 1948, and Israel's domination of Jerusalem in 1967.

Israel's suffering as an exiled nation is over; God is about to wipe out all her enemies and re-introduce her to her Messiah: Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak: 'Israel preparing for an all-out war'

UN Security Council calls for Hezb'allah to disarm

Source: U.S. strike on Iran nearing

Hezb'allah training for next war
"The holy fighters are completely focused on the next war, even ignoring families and friends. They are just waiting for the next war," says Jawad, a Hizbullah fighter.

Prep'ing for 60th anniversary celebrations

Israel requests hook-up to American early warning system
American military sources have no doubt that if an Iranian missile barrage targets Tel Aviv, Israel will counter with a missile attack on Tehran or Damascus.

Is Damascus about to become a pile of rocks?

Isaiah 17:
1 This message came to me concerning Damascus: “Look, the city of Damascus will disappear! It will become a heap of ruins

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.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I'm listening to CNN's "Compassion Forum-Faith and Politics" as I'm writing this. Now, I'm not anti-Obama, pro-Hillary, anti-Republican, or pro-Democrat - I'm a Canadian so I'm watching this forum with impartiality and no vested interest in what happens in this year's U.S. election. But I have to say listening to Barack speak is making me ill (fortunately, I didn't turn the tv on soon enough to hear Hillary, but I'm sure she said the same conflicted things).

How can a "Christian" support what Barack says he supports? In the 20 minutes that I've been watching, Obama has said:

  • I am a devout Christian
  • I believe abortion is a choice, and abortion is a personal choice between a girl/woman and her doctor and pastor. So nice of him to add the word 'Pastor' to that statement - it makes it sound 'almost religious'. Question: What kind of Christian presidential candidate would have a pro-choice/pro-death stance?
  • I believe God created the earth, but I also believe in evolution.
  • I don't believe God created the earth in 7 days (like the Bible says). They may not have been 24 hour days like we understand them.
  • I don't know what God's master plan is, and I don't think anyone does.
Ahhh, sounds like a stinking pile of poli-speak to me: trying to be everything (and anything) to every one. The forum was a lame attempt of the Democrats to reach out to America's evangelicals, but that's just my humble opinion from up here.

Thank God He is in control, and He has made His plans known to us through His holy word. Even the Democrats can't foil God's plans for this age. I wonder if Obama will get a chance to govern before Christ does? Perfect governance coming soon - when the Son shall rule.

Daniel 7:
13 As my vision continued that night, I saw someone like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient One and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, honor, and sovereignty over all the nations of the world, so that people of every race and nation and language would obey him. His rule is eternal—it will never end. His kingdom will never be destroyed.

Golly, if I was a true Christian, presidential candidate, I would ask God for His wisdom and strive to follow His word to the letter - but that's just me, and that's why I'd never get elected in this evil generation.

Palestinians and Israel in surprise peace talks
The Israeli and Palestinian leaders have held surprise talks in Jerusalem, just days before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sets off for Washington to meet US officials.

1 Thessalonians 5:
ut concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Iran's 'secret' missile launch site pinpointed: report
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 NKJV

Friday, April 11, 2008

Swarm of earthquakes off Oregon coast

Thanks to New_Beginning for this link:

What Really Happened in the Middle East

Behold the final enemy of the Church

Thanks to Legal Sodium for the following headline. It definitely relates to what I posted earlier today!!

Petraeus points to war with Iran
The neocons may yet get their war on Iran.
Pray for China:

China ratchets up Christian persecution
'Leading up to the Olympic games, we actually see things getting worse.'
According to International Christian Concern, China ranks fourth in the world, behind only North Korea, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, in its persecution of Christians.
The following is an investment letter sent to me by a friend. The letter is from a secular source talking about a military buildup around Israel and about how a war looks imminent. If only these guys would read and believe what the Bible has said for the last 2,500 years: Israel is definitely headed for a final war with her enemies, and I think we are watching the buildup to it NOW. We live in an amazing generation, one that I think will see an earth-shattering event. Are we the opposite 'bookend' to Adam in this earthly age?

My favorite quote from the investment client letter:

We are simply prepared to say that the course of events since February — and really since the September 2007 attack on Syria — have been startling, and they appear to be reaching some sort of hard-to-understand crescendo.
[It's not hard to understand guys, just open your eyes!]

The Bible has said for 2,500 years:

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!

The full content of the client letter:

The Arab-Israeli region of the Middle East is filled with rumors of war. That is about as unusual as the rising of the sun, so normally it would not be worth mentioning. But like the proverbial broken clock that is right twice a day, such rumors occasionally will be true. In this case, we don’t know that they are true, and certainly it’s not the rumors that are driving us. But other things — minor and readily explicable individually — have drawn our attention to the possibility that something is happening.

The first thing that drew our attention was a minor, routine matter. Back in February, the United States started purchasing oil for its Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The SPR is a reserve of crude oil stored in underground salt domes. Back in February, it stood at 96.2 percent of capacity, which is pretty full as far as we are concerned. But the U.S. Department of Energy decided to increase its capacity. This move came in spite of record-high oil prices and the fact that the purchase would not help matters. It also came despite potential political fallout, since during times like these there is generally pressure to release reserves. Part of the step could have been the bureaucracy cranking away, and part of it could have been the feeling that the step didn’t make much difference. But part of it could have been based on real fears of a disruption in oil supplies. By itself, the move meant nothing. But it did cause us to become thoughtful.

Also in February, someone assassinated Imad Mughniyah, a leader of Hezbollah, in a car bomb explosion in Syria. It was assumed the Israelis had killed him, although there were some suspicions the Syrians might have had him killed for their own arcane reasons. In any case, Hezbollah publicly claimed the Israelis killed Mughniyah, and therefore it was expected the militant Shiite group would take revenge. In the past, Hezbollah responded not by attacking Israel but by attacking Jewish targets elsewhere, as in the Buenos Aires attacks of 1992 and 1994.

In March, the United States decided to dispatch the USS Cole, then under Sixth Fleet command, to Lebanese coastal waters. Washington later replaced it with two escorts from the Nassau (LHA-4) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), reportedly maintaining a minor naval presence in the area. (Most of the ESG, on a regularly scheduled deployment, is no more than a few days sail from the coast, as it remains in the Mediterranean Sea.) The reason given for the American naval presence was to serve as a warning to the Syrians not to involve themselves in Lebanese affairs. The exact mission of the naval presence off the Levantine coast — and the exact deterrent function it served — was not clear, but there they were. The Sixth Fleet has gone out of its way to park and maintain U.S. warships off the Lebanese coast.

Hezbollah leaders being killed by the Israelis and the presence of American ships off the shores of Mediterranean countries are not news in and of themselves. These things happen. The killing of Mughniyah is notable only to point out that as much as Israel might have wanted him dead, the Israelis knew this fight would escalate. But anyone would have known this. So all we know is that whoever killed Mughniyah wanted to trigger a conflict. The U.S. naval presence off the Levantine coast is notable in that Washington, rather busy with matters elsewhere, found the bandwidth to get involved here as well.

With the situation becoming tense, the Israelis announced in March that they would carry out an exercise in April called Turning Point 2. Once again, an Israeli military exercise is hardly interesting news. But the Syrians apparently got quite interested. After the announcement, the Syrians deployed three divisions — two armored, one mechanized — to the Lebanese-Syrian border in the Bekaa Valley, the western part of which is Hezbollah’s stronghold. The Syrians didn’t appear to be aggressive. Rather, they deployed these forces in a defensive posture, in a way walling off their part of the valley.

The Syrians are well aware that in the event of a conventional war with Israel, they would experience a short but exciting life, as they say. They thus are hardly going to attack Israel. The deployment therefore seemed intended to keep the Israelis on the Lebanese side of the border — on the apparent assumption the Israelis were going into the Bekaa Valley. Despite Israeli and Syrian denials of the Syrian troop buildup along the border, our sources maintain that the buildup in fact happened. Normally, Israel would be jumping at the chance to trumpet Syrian aggression in response to these troop movements, but, instead, the Israelis downplayed the buildup.

When the Israelis kicked off Turning Point 2, which we regard as a pretty interesting name, it turned out to be the largest exercise in Israeli history. It involved the entire country, and was designed to test civil defenses and the ability of the national command authority to continue to function in the event of an attack with unconventional weapons — chemical and nuclear, we would assume. This was a costly exercise. It also involved calling up reserves, some of them for the exercise, and, by some reports, others for deployment to the north against Syria. Israel does not call up reserves casually. Reserve call-ups are expensive and disrupt the civilian economy. These appear small, but in the environment of Turning Point 2, it would not be difficult to mobilize larger forces without being noticed.

The Syrians already were deeply concerned by the Israeli exercise. Eventually, the Lebanese government got worried, too, and started to evacuate some civilians from the South. Hezbollah, which still hadn’t retaliated for the Mughniyah assassination, also claimed the Israelis were about to attack it, and reportedly went on alert and mobilized its forces. The Americans, who normally issue warnings and cautions to everyone, said nothing to try to calm the situation. They just sat offshore on their ships.

It is noteworthy that Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak canceled a scheduled visit to Germany this week. The cancellation came immediately after the reports of the Syrian military redeployment were released. Obviously, Barak needed to be in Israel for Turning Point 2, but then he had known about the exercise for at least a month. Why cancel at the last minute? While we are discussing diplomacy, we note that U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney visited Oman — a country with close relations with Iran — and then was followed by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. By itself not interesting, but why the high-level interest in Oman at this point?

Now let’s swing back to September 2007, when the Israelis bombed something in Syria near the Turkish border. For some reason the Israelis refused to say what they had attacked. It made no sense for them not to trumpet what they carefully leaked — namely, that they had attacked a nuclear facility. Proving that Syria had a secret nuclear program would have been a public relations coup for Israel. Nevertheless, no public charges were leveled. And the Syrians remained awfully calm about the bombing.

Rumors now are swirling that the Israelis are about to reveal publicly that they in fact bombed a nuclear reactor provided to Syria by North Korea. But this news isn’t all that big. Also rumored is that the Israelis will claim Iranian complicity in building the reactor. And one Israeli TV station reported April 8 that Israel really had discovered Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, which it said had been smuggled to Syria.

Now why the Bush administration wouldn’t have trumpeted news of the Syrian reactor worldwide in September 2007 is beyond us, but there obviously were some reasons — assuming the TV report is true, which we have no way of establishing. In fact, we have no idea why the Israelis are choosing this moment to rehash the bombing of this site. But whatever their reason, it certainly raises a critical question. If the Syrians are developing a nuclear capability, what are the Israelis planning to do about it?

No one of these things, by itself, is of very great interest. And taken together they do not provide the means for a clear forecast. Nevertheless, a series of rather ordinary events, taken together, can constitute something significant. Tensions in the Middle East are moving well beyond the normal point, and given everything that is happening, events are moving to a point where someone is likely to take military action. Whether Hezbollah will carry out a retaliatory strike or Israel a pre-emptive strike in Lebanon, or whether the Israelis’ real target is Iran, tensions systematically have been ratcheted up to the point where we, in our simple way, are beginning to wonder whether something has to give.

All together, these events are fairly extraordinary. Ignoring all rhetoric — and the Israelis have gone out of their way to say that they are not looking for a fight — it would seem that each side, but particularly the Americans and Israelis, have gone out of their way to signal that they are expecting conflict. The Syrians have also signaled that they expect conflict, and Hezbollah always claims there is about to be conflict.

What is missing is this: who will fight whom, and why, and why now.

The simple explanation is that Israel wants a second round with Hezbollah. But while that might be true, it doesn’t explain everything else that has happened. Most important, it doesn’t explain the simultaneous revelations about the bombing of Syria. It also doesn’t explain the U.S. naval deployment. Is the United States about to get involved in a war with Hezbollah, a war that the Israelis should handle themselves? Are the Israelis going to topple Syrian President Bashar al Assad — and then wind up with a Sunni government, or worse, an Israeli occupation of Syria? None of that makes a lot of sense.

In truth, all of this may dissolve into nothing much. In intelligence analysis, however, sometimes a set of not-fully-coherent facts must be reported, and that is what we are doing now. There is no clear pattern; there is no obvious direction this is taking. Nevertheless, when we string together events from February until now, we see a persistently escalating pattern of behavior. In fact, what we can say most clearly is that there is escalation, without being able to say what is the clear direction of the escalation or the purpose.

We would like to wrap this up with a crystal clear explanation and forecast. But we can’t.

The motives of the various actors are opaque; and taken separately, the individual events all have quite innocent explanations. We are not prepared to say war is imminent, nor even what sort of war there would be. We are simply prepared to say that the course of events since February — and really since the September 2007 attack on Syria — have been startling, and they appear to be reaching some sort of hard-to-understand crescendo.

The bombing of Syria symbolizes our confusion. Why would Syria want a nuclear reactor and why put it on the border of Turkey, a country the Syrians aren’t particularly friendly with? If the Syrians had a nuclear reactor, why would the Israelis be coy about it? Why would the Americans? Having said nothing for months apart from careful leaks, why are the Israelis going to speak publicly now? And if what they are going to say is simply that the North Koreans provided the equipment, what’s the big deal? That was leaked months ago.

The events of September 2007 make no sense and have never made any sense. The events we have seen since February make no sense either. That is noteworthy, and we bring it to your attention. We are not saying that the events are meaningless. We are saying that we do not know their meaning. But we can’t help but regard them as ominous.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ahmadinejad denies 9/11 attack on America even happened
Continues uranium enrichment with new generation of P2's

There's another war on the way. Could this be it?
Hamas has 20,000 gunmen in Gaza...and is arming to the teeth

Joel 3:

1 "In those days and at that time,
when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem

4 "Now what have you against me, O Tyre and Sidon (Lebanon) and all you regions of Philistia (Gaza)? Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done...

Terrorists in Lebanon (the Hezb'allah) and Gaza (the elected Hamas) are terrorizing regathered Israel, so this is where (I think)
we're soon headed, with Israel already reassembled in her land:

7 "See, I am going to rouse them out of the places to which you sold them, and I will return on your own heads what you have done.

8 I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away." The LORD has spoken.

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.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Wake up and smell the coffee (so to speak), because the Bible predicted this battle over 2,500 years ago...note that Israel wasn't even a nation again until 1948, which was also predicted to the exact year (pdf link to chapters 1-9 of a must read, free book).

Not many warnings are left.

Israeli minister hurls unprecedented threat at Iran
"An Iranian attack will lead to a harsh retaliation by Israel, which will lead to the destruction of the Iranian nation," Ben Eliezer said..."I predict that in the opening strike, hundreds of rockets will land in Israel," Ben Eliezer said. "There will not be a place in the country out of the range of the missiles and rockets of Syria and Hezbollah."

Iran begins installing 6,000 new advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment

DISPATCH FROM THE GOLAN HEIGHTS: Israel begins largest emergency drill ever to prepare for war

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Reform head: We must reject evangelical leader Hagee over 'extremist' Israel politics

Israel worried Syrian army moves a preamble for Hezbollah revenge op'
Israel is concerned that recent actions by the Syrian armed forces are a possible preamble for a Hezbollah operation against the northern border and a broader conflagration.

"For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush."
Luke 6:44