Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
My reply to Legal Sodium took me a while to type up in a recent discussion, so I feel the need to post it here (all that work, whew!) ...
Ya I hear ya about the globalresearch.ca website. They are 'left-leaning' to say the least. But some things don't add up:
>the retraction in that story was that "the Bush administration has not decided to carry out a naval surge directed against Iran immediately following the conduct of the North Atlantic War Games"... there's still time before the Nov. 4th US election to form a naval blockade in the Persian Gulf, if that's in fact, in the works.
>Sending 'humanitarian' aid to Georgia aboard the destroyer USS McFaul is just a bit... "totally crazy" since it feeds Russian speculation that the US is re-arming the Georgians for the next conflict.
>From almost all reports, the Georgian conflict was started by Georgia, and Georgia's president, Mikhail Saakashvili doesn't even go to the bathroom without asking Washington for permission. So who really pulled the trigger?
>Defense Secretary Robert Gates was put in charge of the 'humanitarian mission' to Georgia(?).
>The statement by Georgia's president, Mikhail Saakashvili was interesting. He blames the west for failing to respond to the crisis. Somehow he expected a response. What gave him that idea?
Saakashvili is comparing the current conflict to Vietnam and he is saying the U.S. is also to blame. According to the AP:
"I feel that they are partly to blame," he said today, pointing a shaking finger at Secretary Rice. "Not only those who commit atrocities are responsible ... but so are those who fail to react", he said. Sounds like he was told to act and was betrayed, to me.
>The USS Mount Whitney is reportedly headed next into the Black Sea to provide "humanitarian aid", although permission from Turkey is not forthcoming. The USS Mount Whitney? The USS Mount Whitney is the 6th fleet flagship and the world's most advanced command and control ship. The Mount Whitney can receive and transmit huge amounts of secure data from any point on earth and provide intelligence and operational support as needed. Nice potential vantage point of Israel and Iran from the Black Sea, I figure.
>The Dutch article I mentioned in my last post is a bit curious. There's been rumors of an Iran war for months/years but the situation in the Middle East, I feel, is right at its flashpoint.
>The US won't blow Persia/Iran into oblivion to start things off, because Persia is supposed to instigate and make a move against Israel according to Ezekiel 38 & 39. How far away are we from that once military pressure is put on Ahmadinejad?
Saturday, August 30, 2008 8:54:00 PM
"Er, um - not that we would, of course, but..."
Russian admiral says: "Our Black Sea fleet can destroy NATO’s group in 20 minutes"
Friday, August 29, 2008
Helped Prepare Imminent Attack On Iran
The "ultra-secret operation" had as its aim infiltration and sabotage of the weapons industry in the Islamic republic. "The operation, described as extremely successful, was halted recently in connection with plans for an impending US air attack on Iraq. Along with this, targets would also be bombed which were connected with the Dutch espionage action," writes the Netherlands' biggest newspaper.
"One of the agents involved, who was able to infiltrate the Iranian industry under the supervision of the AIVD, was recently recalled because the US was thought to be making a decision within weeks to attack Iran with unmanned aircraft. Among the potential targets were said to be not only nuclear plants, but also military installations that have been brought to light partly by the agency of the AIVD," according to the newspaper.
"Information from the AIVD operation has in recent years been shared with the American CIA secret service," the paper continued. "Various supplies could also be sabotaged and stopped. These were parts for missiles and launching equipment."
The article was written by Joost de Haas, known for his good contacts in the intelligence world. Earlier, he got hold of an AIVD report which suggested that corrupt powers within Dutch police corps supplied weapons to criminals to liquidate other criminals.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
"Normally battleships do not deliver aid and this is battleship diplomacy, this does not make the situation more stable," said Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.
Russian analyst points to link between Georgian attack and Iran
MOSCOW, August 27 (RIA Novosti) - A senior Russian military analyst said on Wednesday that the U.S. and NATO by arming Tbilisi used the conflict in Georgia as a dress rehearsal for a future military operation in Iran.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Naval Blockade or All Out War Against Iran?
The planning of a naval blockade by the Bush administration (Operation Brimstone, H Con 362) occurs at the very outset of an unfolding crisis in the Caucasus, marked by the Georgian air and ground attacks on South Ossetia and Russia's counterattack. The timing and chronology of these related and concurrent military operations is crucial.
We are not dealing with separate and unrelated military events. The war in Georgia is an integral part of US-NATO-Israeli war preparations in relation to Iran. The war gives the US a reason to maintain a naval presence in the Black Sea under the guise of providing humanitarian aid to Georgians.
Georgia does not act militarily without the assent of Washington. The Georgian head of State is a US proxy and Georgia is a de facto US protectorate.The attack on South Ossetia was launched by Georgia on the orders of the US and NATO. US military advisers and trainers were actively involved in the planning of Georgia's attacks on the South Ossetia capital.
As the fall of Babylon (Iraq) came through a desert storm, or literally "Operation Desert Storm" as predicted in Isaiah 21:1, does "Operation Brimstone" portend the fire and brimstone of the end? God predicted the name Desert Storm, does Operation Brimstone have the same significance?
The Fall of Babylon Proclaimed
1 The burden against the Wilderness of the Sea.
As whirlwinds in the South pass through,
So it comes from the desert, from a terrible land.
We're seeing the second destruction of Babylon (Iraq), and we're about to see the Day of the Lord's wrath, which follows this final destruction (Isaiah 13: 6-22)
The 6th Trumpet
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed—by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Even without tough sanctions, Iran's infrastructure seems to be falling apart. It's somewhat embarrassing when President Ahmadinejad praises the recent launch of Iran's satellite as a scientific leap, while his government is doing such a lousy job of running the country's infrastructure
Russia ready to supply Syria with "primarily defensive" weapons
Friday, August 22, 2008
Dr. William R. Graham's testimony before the House Armed Services Committee July 10, 2008 - Chairman of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack
EMP have a high likelihood of damaging electrical power systems, electronics, and
information systems upon which American society depends. Their effects on critical
infrastructures could be sufficient to qualify as catastrophic to the Nation.
EMP and its effects were observed during the U.S. and Soviet exo-atmospheric nuclear
test programs in the early 1960s. During the U.S. STARFISH nuclear test at an altitude
of about 400 kilometers above Johnston Island,, some electrical systems in the Hawaiian
Islands, 1400 kilometers distant, were affected, causing the failure of street lighting
systems, tripping of circuit breakers, triggering burglar alarms, and permanent damage to
a commercial telecommunications relay facility that caused it to cease functioning.
What is significant about an EMP attack is that one or a few high-altitude nuclear
detonations can produce EMP effects that can potentially disrupt or damage
electronic systems over much of the United States, virtually simultaneously,
at a time determined by an adversary.
Iran, the world’s leading sponsor of international terrorism,
has practiced launching a mobile ballistic missile from a vessel in the Caspian Sea. Iran
has also tested high-altitude explosions of the Shahab-III, a test mode consistent with
EMP attack, and described the tests as successful. Iranian military writings explicitly
discuss a nuclear EMP attack that would gravely harm the United States. While the
Commission does not know the intention of Iran in conducting these activities, we are
disturbed by the capability that emerges when we connect the dots.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Agreement has infuriated Russia and further strained Moscow's ties with the West
Russia rejects UN Georgia pullback draft
Surprise! (Buy my book!) Russia not about to invade Mideast, says new prophesy theory
Seems everyone is out to make a buck on "new, improved prophesies".
Monday, August 18, 2008
Go away for a long weekend and look what happens.
In Georgia, Russia sends message Israeli, US influence will not be tolerated
5 Aircraft carriers headed for the Persian Gulf, Russian aircraft carrier off the shores of Lebanon.
I don't care what Obama wants to negotiate with Ahmadinejad - the world's going to war.
Arab world fears an Iran war may be pending
After their meeting Saturday, the spokesman of the presidential palace in Cairo, Suleiman Awwad, said: Iran should not present on a silver platter the “justifications and pretexts for those [US and Israel] who want to drag the region down a dangerous slope.”
This warning was interpreted by the London Arabic daily Al Quds as a warning to Tehran that an attack is impending by the US, some European nations and Israel.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Russia: Forget Georgian territorial integrity
Russia's Foreign Minister says the question of Georgia's territorial integrity is a dead issue, a sign that Moscow could absorb two separatist regions in the wake of recent fighting.
US demands that Russia get out of Georgia
“We expect Russia to meet its commitment to cease all military activities in Georgia and we expect all Russian forces that entered Georgia in recent days to withdraw from that country,” Mr. Bush said in a stern televised address from the White House.
“I have heard the Russian president say that his military operations are over. I am saying it is time for the Russian president to be true to his word,” Ms. Rice told a State Department news conference later.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Yet another 'powder keg' in the world -
The US sends military forces to deliver aid to Georgia (and to confront the Russian Bear)
Mr Bush said Russia's actions had "raised serious questions about its intentions in Georgia and the region. To begin to repair the damage to its relations with the United States, Europe and other nations, and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must keep its word and act to end this crisis."Russia has thrown down a gauntlet to the United States, challenging President George W Bush to "choose" between Washington's relationship with Georgia and its future ties with Moscow.
In what appeared to be calculated defiance of the United States and the European Union, which mediated a ceasefire deal struck less than 24 hours earlier, Moscow earlier sent its forces to occupy the Georgian town of Gori, just 50 miles from the capital Tbilisi...
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The Cutting Edge News - Israel Vows To Do "Everything Possible" To Stop Iran's S-300 As Debate Swirls About Its DeliveryIsraeli defense officials declared the Jewish State would do "everything possible" to prevent Russia’s potent S-300 anti-aircraft batteries from reaching Iran.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Taboo Numismatics Part IV: Comparison of the coinage of Christian Byzantine Emperor Justinian II, 685-692 CE [Left], and that of the Muslim Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik 693 CE (AH 77) [Right]
Two coins from roughly the same time period - the Muslim Abd al-Malik coin [on right] minted slightly later than the Christian Justinian II coin [on left]. The Islamic coin is clearly copying the earlier Byzantine coin, except of course, that it doesn't depict the face of Christ on the first side.
As well, on the back side, the left coin is thought to be a portrayal of the great jeweled cross erected in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on site of the Crucifixion. The Islamic coin on the right, conversely, shows a single column with a ball on four steps, stating: "There is no God but God and Muhammad is the Apostle of God." (The Muslim profession of faith) and "Damascus Year 77" (Islamic year 77AH). The single column is a symbol of the 'oneness' of God, as opposed to the cross potent, which is a symbol of the Crucifixion of Jesus the Son of God, and a symbol of the Trinity, both of which Muslims vehemently deny.
More details at the link above.
Friday, August 08, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Praise the Lord Americans, that you are probably the last people in the world with free speech rights. (I just hope the Canadian government doesn't track me down for blaspheming their Human Rights Commissions on this blog)
Background Story here - Ezra Levant: How I beat the fatwa, and lost my freedom
Ezra's opening statement at the hearing is posted on YouTube and reproduced here. His statement is priceless...
Lord come quickly and save us Canadians from this stupidity.
Gaza militants warn Israel truce may end in 3 weeks
"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.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
This headline seems an exaggeration, but interesting nonetheless...
US sources hint that by rejecting Iran sanctions, Moscow opens door to Israeli attack
Sources in Washington commented Wednesday night, Aug. 6, that, while it is unlikely that Israel would attack Iran without US approval, this might change if tough sanctions were taken off the table.
Israel mulls military option for Iran
What Banks And The Government Are Not Telling Us About 2009—The Next Shoes You Hear Drop May Be Very Loud OnesThe U.S. banking system is essentially insolvent. The Treasury, Federal Reserve, FASB, and Congress are colluding to keep the American public in the dark for as long as possible. They are trying to buy time and prop up these banks so they can convince enough fools to give them more capital. They will continue to write off debt for many quarters to come. We could have a zombie banking system for a decade.
China cracks down to clean Christians out of Beijing
'Government wants to eradicate house churches before start of Olympics'
Monday, August 04, 2008
'Iran tested naval weapon with 300 km range'
To put current events into perspective, if we're heading towards the final war between Israel and Ishmael, this age is over.
14 The Lord will appear above his people;
his arrows will fly like lightning!
The Sovereign Lord will sound the ram’s horn
and attack like a whirlwind from the southern desert.
15 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies will protect his people,
and they will defeat their enemies by hurling great stones.
They will shout in battle as though drunk with wine.
They will be filled with blood like a bowl,
drenched with blood like the corners of the altar.
16 On that day the Lord their God will rescue his people,
just as a shepherd rescues his sheep.
They will sparkle in his land
like jewels in a crown.
17 How wonderful and beautiful they will be!
The young men will thrive on abundant grain,
and the young women will flourish on new wine.
Germany's SPG Steiner to build three gas plants in Iran
Deal worth about $100 million euros.
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
Israeli Official Warns Iran Heading For Nuclear 'Breakthrough'
WASHINGTON (AFP)--Iran is heading toward a breakthrough in its nuclear weapons capability, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz warned Friday.