Saturday, December 31, 2011

STALL - Iran Asks to Resume Talks on Its Nuclear Program
Iran has proposed a new round of talks about its nuclear program with the United States and five other world powers, the country’s top nuclear negotiator said Saturday.

DEBKAfile, Iranian missile spin closes Hormuz for five hours
By a media trick, Tehran proved its claim that closing the Strait of Hormuz is as "easy as drinking water," debkafile reports. First thing Saturday morning, Saturday, Dec. 31, Iran's state agencies "reported" long-range and other missiles had been test-fired as part of its ongoing naval drill around the Strait of Hormuz. Ahead of the test, Tehran closed its territorial waters. For five hours Saturday, not a single warship, merchant vessel or oil tanker ventured into the 30-mile wide Hormuz strait, waiting to hear from Tehran' that the test was over.

AFP: Iran keeps tensions high over oil strait
Washington has warned a closure of the strait "will not be tolerated" after Iranian Vice President Reza Rahimi's threat this week that "not a drop of oil" will pass through the channel if more Western sanctions are imposed over Tehran's nuclear programme.

Iran has brushed off the warning from the United States, which bases its Fifth Fleet in the Gulf, with Iranian navy chief Admiral Habibollah Sayari saying it would be "really easy" to close the strait.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Iran announces long-range missile test amid Strait of Hormuz row with U.S.
Ten-day Iranian military drill overshadowed by Iran-U.S. verbal row over an Iranian threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, through which 40% of the world's ship-borne crude oil is passed.
Hormuz Chokepoint - the land formation that looks as though God intended for it to lead to war. 1/6 of the world's oil siphoning along the coast of America's greatest, current enemy. Iran's Hormuz war games continue until January 3rd.

Hormuz Blockade: Not as Easy as Iran May Think
The Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday that "any disruption will not be tolerated." That came after Iran's navy chief said closing the Strait of Hormuz "is really easy... or as Iranians say, it will be easier than drinking a glass of water...

"We're in the game of threats. If you're going to cut them out of the oil market, they have no interest in the flow of oil from the region," Vali Nasr, a Tufts University professor, said.

Iran's message is: "If we are not allowed to play in the game [due to crippling sanctions], we have no interest in allowing anybody else to play," said Nasr, a former State Department adviser."

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hamas reconciles with Fatah and we have peace at last (sarcasm intended). Allah isn't going to help you because he doesn't exist. That will soon be proven in the battle between Islam and the God of Israel.

Hamas leader Haniyeh: Goal is destruction of Israel
At a ceremony marking the 24th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh said that Hamas may work for the "interim objective of liberation of Gaza, the West Bank, or Jerusalem," but that this "interim objective" and "reconciliation" with Fatah will not change Hamas' long-term "strategic" goal of eliminating all of Israel
DEBKAfile, Iranian plan to mine Hormuz puts US, NATO on Persian Gulf alert
US and NATO task forces in the Persian Gulf have been placed on alert after US intelligence warned that Iran's Revolutionary Guards are preparing Iranian marine commandos to sow mines in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
John 6:

28 They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?”
29 Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”

63 The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

U.S., Israel Discuss Triggers for Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure
The Obama administration is trying to assure Israel privately that it would strike Iran militarily if Tehran’s nuclear program crosses certain “red lines”—while attempting to dissuade the Israelis from acting unilaterally.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Put the manger aside for a moment and focus on what's most important:
 The Second Coming!

2 Thessalonians 1 NLT:
7 And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with his mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who don’t know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and from his glorious power. 10 When he comes on that day, he will receive glory from his holy people—praise from all who believe. And this includes you, for you believed what we told you about him.
Associated Press - Muslim sect claims Nigeria church attacks; 25 dead
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital Sunday, killing at least 25 people, officials said. A radical Muslim sect claimed the attack and another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos, as explosions also struck the nation's northeast.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Iran's Navy Begins 10-Day Drill In Persian Gulf
Iran's navy has begun a 10-day drill in international waters beyond the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the passageway for about a third of the world's oil tanker traffic.
Nuke expert: Time to attack Iran - Ynetnews
WASHINGTON - A former special adviser on Iran policy to the Obama Administration said that a US-perpetrated strike on the Islamic Republic on is the "least bad" option in dealing with its nuclear threat.

[Editor's note: I'm using the 'emergency lights' a lot these days - it's the significance of the time we live in]

Arab Apartheid
After the establishment of Israel in 1948, several thousand Palestinians fled to Egypt. But King Farouq was not happy with the presence of Palestinians in his country and the three refugee camps that were established in Egypt for Palestinians were dismantled.

The Egyptians expelled many Palestinians to the Gaza Strip, which was still under Egyptian sovereignty. But those who were allowed to stay in Egypt were required to have an Egyptian "guarantor."

Friday, December 23, 2011

Extremist Teachings Remain In Saudi Textbooks Despite Kingdom's Claims Of Reform
“They show students how to cut (the) hand and the feet of a thief,” he said. In another textbook, for ninth-graders, the students are taught the annihilation of the Jewish people is imperative. One text reads in part: “The hour (of judgment) will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. ... There is a Jew behind me come and kill him.”
Islam: Anti-Christ

1 John 2:
21 So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and lies. 22 And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. 23 Anyone who denies the Son doesn’t have the Father, either. But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

Quran Sura 19:
88 They say: "(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!" 89 Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous!

Obviously the pastors supporting the oxymoron called "Chrislam" [i.e. Christ + Islam = Peace] need to have their heads examined.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Iran's war games could force U.S. into aggression
Iran announced Thursday its navy will stage a 10-day exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, starting Saturday.

The move, which increases the risk of military confrontation with the United States, has the potential to temporarily choke off oil exports from the Middle East, drive up international energy prices and damage the global economy.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood Calls for a "United Arab States" with Jerusalem as its Capital
Hegazy replied: "No, I say the capital is Jerusalem, Allah willing."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Today's Top Headline (As the world is distracted in its fantasies about Santa Claus, the Obama Administration finally develops a sense of urgency, but likely too late for them to do anything about it.)

"That's a red line for us and that's a red line, obviously for the Israelis. If we have to do it we will deal with it."

Iran announces: all nuclear activities are stored safely underground

FLASHBACK: Iran Shielding Its Nuclear Efforts in Maze of Tunnels -
Mr. Ahmadinejad began professional life as a transportation engineer with close ties to the Revolutionary Guards and an abiding interest in tunnels.
[Ahmadinejad] helped found the Iranian Tunneling Association in 1998, according to the group’s Web site. That year, the Tehran subway began a major expansion, and Iran, in secret, accelerated its nuclear program.

Another war is brewing, and this could be the big one.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

In Gaza, tens of thousands rally for Hamas, as militant group mark 24 years since founding - The Washington Post: A large replica of Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque, built on the ruins of the biblical Jewish Temples, served as a backdrop. “Oh, Jerusalem, we are coming,” read one of the banners.

Hamas’ prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, arrived as a band rallied the crowd in a chant of “We will not recognize Israel.”

Joel 3 NLT: 4 “What do you have against me, Tyre and Sidon and you cities of Philistia? 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.

Israel Defense Forces: The Elite and Classified Units You’ve Never Heard of 
Israel may have a remarkable military, but in the end it won't be the IDF 'saving the day'.

Israel due to free 550 Palestinians in Shalit swap | Reuters: Israel plans to release 550 Palestinian prisoners on Sunday in the second stage of a deal with Hamas that brought home soldier Gilad Shalit after five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas Marks Anniversary with Celebration of Israeli Deaths: The Iran-backed Hamas terrorist organization celebrated its 24th anniversary Wednesday by boasting that its military wing has killed 1,365 Israelis, wounded almost 6,500 and fired over 11,000 rockets at Israeli towns and cities.

Imagine the international uproar if Israel celebrated the number of Palestinians they've killed. Yet Gaza's official government - Hamas, partner for peace, is celebrating the killing of Israeli's? Where's the world outrage?

There's yet another example of the double-standard. Come quickly Lord Jesus, because the world has lost its proverbial 'marbles'.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Israel Forms Special Ops Command - Israel said on Thursday it was unifying its special forces under one command, a move experts say could help Israel strike countries like Iran, whose nuclear program the Jewish state deems a threat to its existence.
DEBKAfile, Syria deploys Russian anti-sea missiles on coast, Scuds on Turkish border
Debkafile's military and intelligence sources report that the rush of Syrian war moves backed by Russia indicates that both believe a Western-Arab force is on the point of invading Syria.

Watch this video from the 3:30 mark.

Earlier: Russia delivers missiles to Syria - Ynetnews
Russia has delivered supersonic cruise missiles to Syria despite the violence shaking the Arab country and Israel's furious condemnation of the deal...

Another Russian official told Interfax that the missiles, which operate as part of the Bastion mobile coastal defense system, "will be able to protect Syria's entire coast against a possible attack from the sea." 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

U.S. authorities probing alleged cyberattack plot by Venezuela, Iran - Washington Times
U.S. officials are investigating reports that Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats in Mexico were involved in planned cyberattacks against U.S. targets, including nuclear power plants.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Casis belli
Oil Chokepoint

Iran army declines comment on MP's remarks to close the Strait of Hormuz
The legislator, Parviz Sarvari, told the student news agency ISNA: "Soon we will hold a military maneuver on how to close the Strait of Hormuz. If the world wants to make the region insecure, we will make the world insecure."

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Located between Oman and Iran, the Strait of Hormuz connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint due to its daily oil flow of 15.5 million barrels in 2009, down from a peak of 17 million bbl/d in 2008. Flows through the Strait in 2009 are roughly 33 percent of all seaborne traded oil (40 percent in 2008), or 17 percent of oil traded worldwide.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Some things just sicken me. Like the hypocrisy in election season.

After Perry attack, Obama displays Christian faith | Campaign 2012
Obama added, "Service to others; compassion to all; treating others as we wish ourselves to be treated -- those values aren’t just at the center of Christianity. Those are values that are shared by all faiths."

Then why are Muslims slaughtering the "infidels" and the "people of the book"? Islam is a thugocracy.

Friday, December 09, 2011

U.S. Spent $200M on Egypt Election
The Obama administration spent some $200 million on democracy building in the lead-up to the elections this week in Egypt. But with 65 percent of the vote going to Islamist candidates, it doesn’t appear the money was well spent.
Fueling Jihad with Oil

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Photostory: The brighter side of Gaza | The Electronic Intifada
This summer Palestinian American student Sami Kishawi traveled to the Gaza for the first time since 2004, expecting to see war-torn buildings and a “collective sense of devastation.” But as his photos show, he saw a Gaza which is not depicted in the media.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Iran's Revolutionary Guards prepare for war - Telegraph
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have been put on a war footing amid increasing signs that the West is taking direct action to cripple Iran’s nuclear programme.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Has the War with Iran Already Begun? -
...But if Iranian retaliations grow serious enough, he said, they could provide “the pretext for a much larger war” in which the Israelis, and possibly the Americans, launch a full attack on Iran.

DEBKAfile is predicting war within the next couple months? "Merry Christmas" may take on a whole new meaning this year. The God of Israel has gathered the world. Iran is threatening the very existence of Israel. Moscow and China are in a coalition with Syria and Iran. Could this be the beginning of Gog & Magog War (i.e. Ezekiel 38)? We are within a generation of Matthew 24:34

DEBKAfile, Israel and Syria brace for regional war between mid-Dec. 2011 and mid-Jan 2012
Neither the United States nor Russia would have concentrated two powerful fleets in the proximity of Syria and Iran unless they were certain a military conflagration was imminent. While any of the prime movers, Washington, Moscow, Tehran, Israel or Bashar Assad, may at the last moment step back from the brink of a regional war, at the moment, there is no sign of this happening.

Matthew 24:
32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out [May 14, 1948], you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Islam's true intentions
The founders of Hamas to take control of Egypt. Yet another clue that we're at the end of this age.

Egypt Islamists tell rivals to accept vote result
Preliminary results showed the Brotherhood's liberal rivals could be pushed into third place behind ultra-conservative Salafi Islamists, mirroring the trend in other Arab countries where political systems have opened up after popular uprisings.
The Greeks and the Romans...are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time but it burned out...the Jews saw them all, survived them all...all things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces passed, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?”

—Mark Twain, 1898

Friday, December 02, 2011

The war against Iran's nuclear program has already begun - Haaretz Daily Newspaper
Explosions, deadly computer viruses and other sorts of 'accidents' - someone is targeting Iran's nuclear project: either the Western intelligence agencies, internal opposition groups, or both...

The kind of sabotage used in Iran requires sophistication, financial and technological resources, agents and precise intelligence. Someone, for example, had to know that General Moqaddam would be at the base that day to supervise a test, apparently of a new missile engine.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Russia 'delivers missiles to Syria'
Russia has delivered supersonic cruise missiles to Syria despite the violence shaking the Arab country and Israel's furious condemnation of the deal, a news report said on Thursday.
Missile base - before and after

Satellite Image Confirms Iranian Missile Base Was Destroyed

Israel says Iran attack not imminent - Telegraph
Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on Thursday an Israeli (read: overt) attack on Iran is not imminent but all options remain open to stop what Israel sees as an Iranian bid to develop nuclear weapons.

Mossad has been taking out Iran's nuclear scientists, now they appear to be taking out Iran's nuclear facilities. Why fight an open war, risking WWIII, when a covert war will do?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Isfahan nuclear facility (before)
Will Iran be goaded into attacking Israel?
If sabotage keeps occurring in Iran, one of these days Iran will respond and attack Israel, and we could quickly descend into an Ezekiel 38 scenario. It's noteworthy that Ezekiel 38:16 says that it will be an attack on Israel and not Israel (overtly) attacking Iran and allies. Exciting times or what? Imagine being the last generation on earth. Soon you may not have to.

Report: Blast at Isfahan damaged nuclear facility
The Times reported on Wednesday that the mysterious explosion that rocked the city of Isfahan two days ago struck the uranium conversion facility located just outside Iran's third-largest city.

Ezekiel 38:
23 And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.’ 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DEBKAfile, Katyusha fire on Israel was Syrian warning. Turkey ready for any scenario
Hailing from the United States, France, Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with Turkish officers providing liaison, they do not represent NATO but are self-designated "monitors." Their mission is to set up "humanitarian corridors" inside Syria to serve the victims of Bashar Assad's crackdown. Commanded by ground, naval, air force and engineering officers, the task force aims to move into most of northern Syria.

Afghans say commando unit was attacked before airstrike was called on Pakistan - The Washington Post
Both sides said they believed they were attacking insurgents along the border Saturday when the strike was launched.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Iran: We'll fire 150,000 missiles at Israel if attacked
Defense minister Vahidi tells army volunteers 'Israel has to be punished for what it has done to the Muslims in Palestine'

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nato air attack on Pakistani troops was self-defence, says senior western official
US-Pakistan relations strained further after attack allegedly kills up to 28 and prompts ban on Nato trucks crossing Afghan border
Hammer your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears.

Joel 3:
  1 “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.
   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...

9 Say to the nations far and wide:
      “Get ready for war!
   Call out your best warriors.
      Let all your fighting men advance for the attack.
 10 Hammer your plowshares into swords
      and your pruning hooks into spears.
      Train even your weaklings to be warriors.
 11 Come quickly, all you nations everywhere.
      Gather together in the valley.”
Revelation 16:13-14
I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

DEBKAfile, US carrier strike force enters Syrian waters. Russian carrier en route
The Syrian crisis assumed a big power dimension this week with the build-up of rival United States and Russia naval air carrier armadas in Syrian waters.
Israeli Experts: Iran Threat Intolerable
The world does not have much time left to act on Iran, the former Mossad head warned, adding that "there is an evaluation that they have crossed the red line. They have the knowledge to make the bomb. All that is needed now is the decision to do it.... The world has a year in which to halt the Iranian nuclear weapons program, probably less."
Caroline Glick: Calling things by their proper names - Defeat
Next month, America's long campaign in Iraq will come to an end with the departure of the last US forces from the country. After some six thousand Americans gave their lives in the struggle for Iraq and hundreds of billions of dollars were spent on the war, it is quite amazing that its conclusion is being met with disinterested yawns.

...the reason the US finds itself in the position it is in today owes to a significant degree to its refusal after September 11, 2001, to properly identify its enemy.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Arab Spring

Cairo rally: One day we'll kill all Jews
Muslim Brotherhood holds venomous anti-Israel rally in Cairo mosque Friday; Islamic activists chant: Tel Aviv, judgment day has come

Aircraft Carrier CVN-77 Parks Next Door To Syria Just As US Urges Americans To Leave Country "Immediately"

Syria Arab News Agency-Assassination of 6 Pilots Confirms Foreign Parties' Involvement in Terrorist Acts

DEBKAfile, Israel, Jordan on alert over threatened Syrian revenge for 6 pilots' deaths
Israeli and Jordanian armed forces declared a state of preparedness Friday, Nov. 25, after the Syrian General Command accused an "armed terrorist" group of an ambush killing 10 airmen including 6 elite pilots on the Homs-Palmyra road Thursday, "with the involvement of foreign parties, the foremost of which is Israel."
DEBKAfile, Both Iran and Hizballah are gearing up for war
Under cover of a military exercise, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and their Basij militia units last week began organizing in battle array in the various theaters assigned them in the country. Hizballah's leader Hassan Nasrallah has been inspecting Hizballah units. In his briefings to their commanders and men, he is warning them that war with Israel, and perhaps other Western armed forces too, is very near and they must be ready.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Climategate 2.0 reveals familiar cast of characters' blundering glory
On the eve of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which opens in Durban, South Africa, on Nov. 28, a second massive collection of embarrassing climate science emails have been dumped on the world via a web server in Russia.
Hezbollah, Iran uncover CIA informants | Reuters
In an apparently serious setback for U.S. intelligence against a key adversary, Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shi'ite militia, has succeeded in identifying and arresting informants within its ranks who were working for the CIA

Monday, November 21, 2011

'Time has come' to act on Iran' - Israel
The "time has come" to deal with Iran, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Sunday, refusing to rule out military action to curb the Islamic republic's nuclear ambitions.
Who’s destroying antiquities in Jerusalem?
Thousands of years of layered history – Jewish history, of course – were gouged out of the ground with heavy machinery and shoveled out of sight. UNESCO didn’t say a thing.

Jordan king Abdullah in West Bank as Mideast boils-REUTERS
 DEBKAfile: Jordan's Abdullah in Ramallah for talks on Syria, Hamas, Israel-Palestinian issue 
Washington sources report that the Jordanian King is on a mission for the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel to pull Abbas back to stable relations with Washington before he crosses the brink and aligns the Palestinian Authority with the fundamentalist Hamas.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Chrislam? Islam versus the Bible
They cannot both be true. They are mutually exclusive.
Christian leaders' heresy about Israel, about Christianity! Fools! leaders like Bill Hybels, Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif., and Robert Shuller of the Crystal Cathedral were encouraging pastors to invite Muslims into their pulpits to celebrate our common values, embracing another heresy: Chrislam!

Do these simpletons not know that Muslims are burning Christian churches in Egypt. Obviously they are unaware of the engravings on the Abomination of Desolation, sitting in front of their blind faces, on Islam's third most holiest site on the Temple Mount!? Such as:

The Arabic Islamic Inscriptions On The Dome Of The Rock In Jerusalem, 72 AH / 692 CE:
God is only One God. Far be it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son.

It befitteth not (the Majesty of) God that He should take unto Himself a son

God, Who hath not taken unto Himself a son, and Who hath
no partner in the Sovereignty

Revelation 3:
14 “Write this letter to the angel of the church in Laodicea. This is the message from the one who is the Amen—the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s new creation: 15 “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! 16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!

Matthew 24:
11 And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people.

Report: Russia warships to enter Syria waters in bid to stem foreign intervention
Russian warships are due to arrive at Syrian territorial waters, a Syrian news agency said on Thursday, indicating that the move represented a clear message to the West that Moscow would resist any foreign intervention in the country's civil unrest.
Check China's Colors

Israel beware: China arms Hezbollah - Washington Times
No one doubts that the Chinese have been and still are deeply engaged in illicit nuclear-weapons assistance to numerous countries. The bomb designs for the nuclear-weapon programs of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Moammar Gadhafi’s Libya and Pakistan were all Chinese. The People's Republic of China (PRC) is trading nuclear-weapons designs to Iran for oil and, through front companies, has funneled dual-use nuclear goods bought by North Korea to Syria. Specialists in the field widely agree that China also secretly trades in other types of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), ballistic missiles and advanced conventional weapons.

Revelation 9:
15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. 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.

China's Air Force Flag
China's Naval Military Flag

One of the main characteristics of Chinese culture is the decoration of its buildings with statues of guardian lions for security and protection.  It’s a millenary tradition. Chinese guardian lions, also called Fu Lions, Lions of Buddha, or sometimes Stone Lions in Chinese art, are a common representation of the lion in pre-modern China, which is believed to have powerful mythic protective powers.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Europe a tinderbox today, France next ‘domino’ to fall
Europe is a tinderbox this morning, its financial crisis deepening and protests mounting.

The Last Hour?

Tehran's Reaction to IAEA Report: Apprehension and Escalated Threats
Tehran is taking a two-pronged approach. It is threatening to carry out a forceful military strike against the U.S. and its allies if attacked, and even to destroy Israel, while at the same time engaging in diplomatic activity, relying on the support of Russia and China...

On November 5, 2011, the Iranian website Bultan News, which appears to be close to Iran's Intelligence Ministry, set out a scenario of all-out war in response to an attack by Israel. In the scenario, Iran would strike U.S. military bases in the region and fire long-range missiles at Israel, while Syria, Hizbullah, and Hamas would join in the attack. The article threatened that the Western economy, particularly Europe's, would suffer serious losses if it supported Israel in such a war, whereas Russia and China would provide Iran with an umbrella of protection, resulting in a third world war.

Ezekiel 37:
21 And give them this message from the Sovereign Lord: I will gather the people of Israel from among the nations. I will bring them home to their own land from the places where they have been scattered. 22 I will unify them into one nation on the mountains of Israel. One king will rule them all; no longer will they be divided into two nations or into two kingdoms
26 And I will make a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant. I will give them their land and increase their numbers, and I will put my Temple among them forever. 27 I will make my home among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 28 And when my Temple is among them forever, the nations will know that I am the Lord, who makes Israel holy.”

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

DEBKAfile, Syrian army deserters strike first big security facility at heart of Assad regime
From now on, the GCC proposes to make the upgrading of its support for anti-Assad rebels commensurate with the level of Iranian meddling against Arab rulers. Jordan's King Abdullah, who has forged a pact with the GCC, gave due warning of this strategy Monday, Nov. 14, when he became the first Arab ruler to openly call for Bashar Assad to step down. This call, say debkafile's sources, was a signal marking the approach of a regional conflict.

Will foreign intervention in Syria lead to missiles landing in Tel Aviv, the destruction of Damascus (Isaiah 17:1), and a war involving Israel?

Flashback - Assad: Syria will shower Tel Aviv with rockets if attacked by foreign powers
Iranian news agency quotes remarks made by Syrian president during August meeting with Turkish FM; Assad: It will take Damascus 6 hours to mobilize against Israel.

Reputation Is Everything: Honor Killings Among the Palestinians
Several thousand women a year are victims of honor killings. Numerous murders are ruled an accident, suicide, or family dispute, if they're reported at all. Police and government officials are often bribed to ignore crimes and hinder investigations. A woman beaten, burned, strangled, shot, or stabbed to death is often ruled a suicide, even when there are multiple wounds.

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

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Media Frenzy - Do they/Do they not have the bomb?

Iran’s ICBM Capability on Global Display
Iran [was] using the anniversary of its Shi’a Islamic revolution to demonstrate its new intercontinental ballistic missile system and warhead de-orbiting capability to the West and to Israel despite months and months of futile Western-imposed economic sanctions. The message sent by this launch is now crystal clear: time has now expired with respect to making a decision to act against the Iranian nuclear weapons and delivery program.

Washington Times makes it official: Iran already nuclear armed

Counter argument: Old Lies in New Bottles
The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) long awaited, much ballyhooed report on Iran’s nuclear activities has been thunderously greeted here as conclusive evidence that Iran is working on nuclear weapons.

Hundreds of North Korea nuclear and missile experts working in Iran
Hundreds of North Korean nuclear and missile experts have been collaborating with their Iranian counterparts in more than 10 locations across the Islamic state, a diplomatic source said Sunday.

Israel 'cannot ignore' nuclear threat from Iran
Knesset Deputy Speaker Danon insisted the world only has two legitimate options for dealing with Iran, either "real, crippling sanctions" or "military action."

...sanctions to date have been ineffective and are unlikely to become crippling.

China: Iran's New Best Friend:
But meaningful restrictive measures are not likely to happen, say many analysts, considering China's close relationship with Iran, in part to satisfy China's great thirst for oil. Today, Chinese and Russian diplomats announced that they believe no new sanctions on Iran are necessary.
IDF chief says 'major Gaza offensive' needed
Gantz tells Knesset's Defense Committee recent escalation in south calls for operation in Strip

Monday, November 14, 2011

DEBKAfile, Iran will have five nukes by April 2012. Only 2-3 months left for military option
According to the briefing given to a closed meeting of Jewish leaders in New York Sunday, Nov. 13, the window of opportunity for stopping Iran attaining a nuclear weapon is closing fast.

Netanyahu: Iran closer to bomb than assumed - Ynetnews
“The efforts thus far did not prevent Iran from progressing towards a bomb, and it is closer to acquiring it, sooner than what people think.”

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Message from Israel's peace partner. Imagine if Israel said the same thing about the Palestinians from Jerusalem.

Elder of Ziyon: "We harvest the skulls of the Jews": We say to the Zionists: Like a bad seed, we shall uproot you from our land, so that it can blossom in the light of the everlasting sun of our Jihad, and of our invincible religion. Jerusalem is not yours – get out of it! Haifa is not yours – get out of it! Tel Aviv is not yours – get out of it! Oh Zionists, get out before we expel you. these are the words of the mujahideen.

Column One: With friends like these - JPost
Sarkozy, Obama slurs about Netanyahu are interesting in what what they say about the 2 presidents' characters, and about the way Israel is perceived by the West.

...Perhaps Obama was relying on the US’s 2007 National Intelligence Estimate about Iran’s nuclear weapons program. As Israel said at the time, and as this week’s IAEA report proves, it was the NIE – which claimed that Iran abandoned its nuclear weapons program in 2003 – not Israel that deliberately lied about the status of Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Last Generation

The American Spectator : Iran on Nuclear Threshold
Israel must attack Iran if it is to survive. Israel is a one-bomb country: so small that any nuclear weapon exploded in a city will destroy the nation. They should attack Iran soon, and I believe they will.

Malcolm Rifkind: Attack on Iran nuclear facilities could be best bad option
A military strike on Iran's secret nuclear facilities might be the "least bad [of available] options", the head of Britain's intelligence and security committee said today.
U.S. demands Iran respond to IAEA report within days - Haaretz Daily Newspaper
Iran must respond soon to a report by the UN atomic agency alleging that it is working secretly on developing a nuclear weapon, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday

Iran's ambassador to IAEA: Report unfounded - Ynetnews
Ali Asghar Soltanieh says he was able to prove to UN nuclear watchdog that its report on Islamic Republic's atom capabilities is 'scientifically baseless," IRNA reports

Friday, November 11, 2011

30,000 suicide bombers to infiltrate Israel
Fars news agency reports thousands of men who trained for suicide missions will infiltrate Israel via Syria in wake of reports on Israeli strike

Iran presses pastor: Islam or death - JPost
There need to be “three attempts to make him convert to Islam before they can kill him,” Parsons said. He cited Shari’a Islamic law as the basis for the three attempts rule.

China: Iran's New Best Friend
...meaningful restrictive measures are not likely to happen, say many analysts, considering China's close relationship with Iran, in part to satisfy China's great thirst for oil. Today, Chinese and Russian diplomats announced that they believe no new sanctions on Iran are necessary.

Persia's (through Hamas and Hezb'allah) and Libya's weapons are ready to attack

DEBKAfile, Libyan mercenaries arrive in Gaza with Grad multiple rocket launchers
They arrived at the wheels of minivans on which were mounted the new Grad multiple rocket-launchers which Palestinian terrorists fired for the first time last month. These mobile rocket-launchers were last seen on the Libyan battlefield in use against Muammar Qaddafi's army.

Ezekiel 38:
4 I will turn you around and put hooks in your jaws to lead you out with your whole army—your horses and charioteers in full armor and a great horde armed with shields and swords. 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya will join you, too, with all their weapons.

Just have to figure out the Ethiopia involvement.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Russia says won't back new Iran sanctions over nuclear program
Russia will not support new, tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Wednesday.

China backs Russia on Iran's nuclear program
Russia says more sanction will not topple Iran regime; China Foreign Ministry says 'dialogue and cooperation' needed to resolve dispute, imposing pressure, sanctions 'cannot fundamentally resolve' issue.

With all the evil in the world, why is the world primarily, almost solely, focused on Jerusalem and Israel today?

Because the God of Israel said it would happen over 2,500 years ago.

Zechariah 12:
2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3 And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.

U.S. officials coming to Israel to discuss how to handle Iran - Haaretz Daily Newspaper
Two senior U.S. officials will come to Israel next week to discuss plans for new sanctions on Iran in response to the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest report on its nuclear program. Washington hopes to mobilize the European Union and other developed countries to blacklist Iran's central bank.

Russia and China will not cease trading with Iran.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Israel may launch strike on Iran as soon as next month to prevent development of nuclear weapons | Mail Online: Sources say the understanding at the top of the British Government is that Israel will attempt to strike against the nuclear sites ‘sooner rather than later’ – with logistical support from the U.S.

Israeli officials: ElBaradei an Iranian agent, Ynetnews: Senior state officials accuse former IAEA chairman of covering up for Islamic Republic during his term, allowing Iranians to move ahead with nuclear program while playing for time. 'He is a despicable person,' one of them says.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Iran sought to miniaturize a Pakistani nuclear weapon design to fit on its ballistic missiles and continued working to raise the potential power of the weapons at least until 2010, United Nations inspectors reported.
Iran carried out “work on the development of an indigenous design of a nuclear weapon including the testing of components,” the International Atomic Energy Agency said today, citing “credible” intelligence from more than 10 countries in a 15-page restricted document obtained by Bloomberg News.
“Some activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device continued after 2003” and “some may still be ongoing.”

DEBKAfile, German Air Force in training for possible Iran strike
Germany has put its Air Force F-16 and Tornado warplanes in intensive training for a possible attack on targets in Iran, after taking part last week in a joint drill with the Israeli Air Force and other NATO members at the Italian Decimomannu air base on Sardinia.

Israel is abandoned by everyone except the only ONE who matters
Zechariah 2:
 6 “Come! Come! Flee from the land of the north,” declares the LORD, “for I have scattered you to the four winds of heaven,” declares the LORD.
 7 “Come, Zion! Escape, you who live in Daughter Babylon!” 8 For this is what the LORD Almighty says: “After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye— 9 I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me.
 10 “Shout and be glad, Daughter Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you,” declares the LORD. 11 “Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you. 12 The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem. 13 Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.”

Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu a 'liar
Microphones accidentally left on after G20 meeting pick up private conversation between US, French presidents. Sarkozy admits he 'can't stand' Israeli premier. Obama: You're fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day!

DEBKAfile, Obama flips on new sanctions, leaves Israel, Saudis head to head with Iran
Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu no doubt intended to go through the motions of demanding tougher sanctions against Iran after the publication of the IAEA report. But that option has vanished from the Washington landscape, leaving Israel with a choice between a military strike or bowing to the Obama administration's acceptance of a nuclear-armed Iran and learning to live with this ever-present menace.

Monday, November 07, 2011

The week that stoked WWIII? Gog & Magog?

IAEA report on Iran set to raise Middle East tension | Reuters
The U.N. nuclear watchdog is expected this week to issue its most detailed report yet on research in Iran seen as geared to developing atomic bombs, heightening international suspicions of Tehran's agenda and stoking Middle East tensions.

Ezekiel 38:
5 Persia [aka Iran], Ethiopia, and Libya will join you, too, with all their weapons.
Iran will be able to build nuclear bomb within months, IAEA says
New disclosures in the IAEA report provide details on an apparent secret research program that was more ambitious, more organized and more successful than commonly suspected.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

An inside look at the base where Iran is developing nuclear weapons
UN nuclear watchdog to release report on activities this week; Iran has carried out experiments in the final stage for developing nuclear weapons including explosions and computer simulations of explosions.

Tehran: 'For an Israeli attack, four Iranian missiles would hit a million Israelis'
...stubborn rumors going around Western intelligence circles since early 2005 that during the breakup of the Soviet Union, Tehran laid hands on black market nuclear cruise missiles form the Ukraine and 3 to 5 more from Belarus.

More from DEBKAfile: Tehran: For an Israeli attack, four Iranian missiles would hit a million Israelis
Radical Islamic sect attacks of blood in northern Nigeria, at least 150 killed
“In fact, Damaturu is looking just like Libya… burnt cars and buildings.” In a mainly Christian neighbourhood of Damaturu called Jerusalem, six churches were bombed in addition to a police station.

'Israeli attack will unleash Iran's wrath'
Hossein Ebrahimi, a senior member of the Tehran's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, warned Saturday that Iran's response to a possible attack by Israel will be "crushing."
"Before (being able to take) any action against Iran, the Israelis will feel our wrath in Tel Aviv," he told the State-run IRNA news agency
DEBKAfile, US sources: Israel ministers who opposed Iran strike are now for it
American sources told Fox television early Sunday, Nov. 6 that all the senior Israeli ministers who were formerly against attacking Iran's nuclear sites are now for it, having been updated on Iran's clandestine progress toward building a nuclear weapon.

Missiles hit S. Israel, one person wounded
Three missiles fired from Gaza Strip crashed into the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon on Sunday

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Democratic Reform in Egypt or Sharia Lawlessness?
Christian Copts being butchered in "reformed" Egypt as they peacefully protest the destruction of their churches.

Egypt's Massacre of Christians: What the Media Does Not Want You To Know
A massacre at this level never occurred during the thirty-year reign of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, and yet Mubarak is being charged with "crimes against Egyptians." What about the Military Council? It has committed greater crimes—even though it has been in charge for less than a year. Saddam Hussein was condemned by the international community for using chemicals on his own people; where are the international community, the media, and the so-called human rights groups when it comes to a government running over its own civilians with tanks and having "death squads" of snipers shooting at them?

Syria's Choice: Murderous Secular Regime or Murderous Islamic Fundamentalists
Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi, has come out in favor of suicide bombings, which he called "evidence of God's justice;" the death penalty for homosexuals; the beating of women; a genocidal hatred of Jews: "O Allah, do not spare a single one of them….kill them down to the very last one," as he put on al-Jazeera on January 9, 2009 []; and, as he said on April 14, 2004, boycotts of America and Israel: "Our duty is to make them as weak as we can."

'15,000 strong' army gathers to take on Syria - Telegraph: An insurgent army which claims to be up to 15,000 strong is being coordinated from Turkey to take on President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, which risks plunging the region into open warfare.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Israeli president: Clock ticking on Iran: Israel's president says the international community is closer to pursuing a military solution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear program than a diplomatic one.

Barak: Israel's stance unchanged, Iran must be stopped
Defense minister proposes waiting for IAEA report to show world Iranian threat is international; all options should be on table, Barak says.
Flotilla Activists 'Won't Resist IDF' - Defense/Security - News - Israel National News: Israeli defense officials say if the purpose of the flotilla were aid rather than a media spectacle and provocation the supplies carried could easily be unloaded in Ashdod and shipped by ground to Gaza.

Top diplomats from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden blast 'punitive measures' in West Bank: The foreign ministers of the five Nordic countries on Wednesday harshly criticised Israel for plans to accelerate settlement building and withhold taxes it has collected for the Palestinian Authority.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Ho hum just another average day (insert sarcasm):

Headlines from DRUDGE Report...

Israel test-fires missile that could hit Iran...

Netanyahu rallies support for attack...

Washington Fears Unilateral Strike...

Iran Rattles Saber...

Ezekiel 38's not far away from these headlines.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

US fears unilateral Israeli strike on Iran
Washington concerned Israel will mount military operation against Islamic Republic without coordinating move first

Amos Gilad: Iran is massive threat that must be dealt with
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are extremely concerned by the Iranian threat, and Defense Ministry Director of Policy and Political-Military Affairs Amos Gilad believes the matter must be a top priority
DEBKAfile, NATO squeezes Assad: A Syrian uranium enrichment plant "discovered"
Whether or not NATO intervenes in Syria is no longer a question. It already has, in one way or another. The question is when will Assad decide that Western intervention has reached a level warranting delivery on his threat to burn the Middle East?