Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Global SITREP C2-16: Israel Takes a Big Step Towards the "Covenant Among Many"

18 May 2016: This is too important of a subject to be just an update added to the bottom of the previous SITREP. This subject is of an importance which is ultimately prophetic to an incredible degree as the passage of time will surely make very clear.  

Upon the approval of the North Atlantic Council, on Wednesday, 4 May 2016 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg extended an offer to the State of Israel to establish an Israel Mission Office at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Israeli Prime Minister accepted the offer yesterday during a phone call to Stoltenberg and then invited him to come visit Israel. Ambassador David Walzer, Israel's current Ambassador to the European Union (established June 2000), will now become the Israeli Chief of Mission to NATO.

Also, joining Israel in establishing Mission Offices in the NATO Headquarters are a quintuplet of Sunni Arab nations: Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain. (Sheba and Dedan, anyone?)  The invitation to Israel was extended by the unanimous consent of the NATO ministers, and which included the NATO minister from Turkey. This is a major step forward towards bringing Israel into the NATO military alliance which will also, eventually, include the four Arab nations seen in close alliance with the "merchants of Tarshish and all the young lions thereof" spoken by the prophet Ezekiel. The past is prologue to the future.

Israel's process of inclusion into the NATO alliance began in 1994 when the North Atlantic Council created the Mediterranean Dialogue which is composed of six non-NATO countries of the Mediterranean region: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia, plus Mauritania in the heart of West Africa. The purpose of the Dialogue is for stability and security. More recently the nations of NATO and the Dialogue have been referred to as NATO+7. Military cooperation and coordination constitute 85% of the activity engaged in, making the NATO+7 essentially a military precursor to full integration into the NATO alliance. Opening a Mission in NATO's Brussels HQ is, again, a major step in that direction.

I cannot think of a single 'last days' prophecy from this point forward where there is not some significant aspect involved either prior to or during the 70th Week. Most important of the significant prophetic aspects, I believe, is the "confirming of the covenant among many" which initiates the 70th Week. This is truly a goose bumps breaking news story, with some serious 'past is prologue' implications as well. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Global SITREP C1-16: The Past As Prologue

Antiochus IV Epiphanes

(Update Below) 12 May 2016: The past is prologue to the future. Prologue is defined as "a preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel." To this definition I will add God-breathed prophecy for the simple reason that prophetic prologue in Scripture was extant thousands of years before Shakespeare was born. 

The various texts of the Bible, but especially the prophetic texts, are replete with this theme many times over. In Genesis the narrative of Noah and the Ark serves as a rather detailed account of those ancient times as well as a prophetic prologue for the Harpazo of the Bride of Christ by Jesus in the near future. So too in Daniel 11:20-45, the angel Gabriel provides in great detail the account of Antiochus IV Epiphanes which we know in hindsight as completely fulfilled historical events, and also as prologue for future events during the 70th Week to be fulfilled by the Antichrist.

With Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Greek-Macedonian self-proclaimed demigod of the Seleucid Empire in a long, unbroken line of Macedonian-Greek Seleucid kings, we have a very specific prologue into the coming of the man who will become the Antichrist as provided by Gabriel in Daniel 11. The prologue does not even skip a beat in the exploits of this man circa 168-67 BC to those of the real future Antichrist; the text is a virtual time warp of from the events of 168-67 BC to those of what I believe will be circa the year 2021 AD. And in this fact alone the future will be fulfilled. As many have pointed out previously, this is about a bloodline, and about a certain demonic entity which possessed Antiochus IV Epiphanes during his brief rule and will possess the coming Antichrist in the final 42 months of the Megas Thlipsis (a/k/a the 'Great Tribulation').

This is were history comes into play and it is instructive on how events may well come to pass in the future. In ancient times globalism was accomplished through the vehicle of Empire. In Scripture, the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream by the prophet Daniel established this paradigm of human empires for the sum of human-led rule on this earth until the 'end of days.'  

With an eye to historical events, did Antiochus IV Epiphanes inherit his very powerful and militarily dominant empire, or did he conquer and establish it as Alexander the Great had done 157 years earlier? The historical fact is that Antiochus IV Epiphanes inherited his empire; it was literally handed to him when when his predecessor, Seleucus was assassinated by a general named Heliodorus upon returning to the capital Seleucia from Jerusalem in 175 BC. Antiochus, the second son of Seleucus then seized the throne through royal scheming and the subterfuge of some close associates. Daniel 11:21 was thus literally fulfilled by Antiochus in 175 BC (see the comments section on precisely how this fulfillment came to pass). I believe we can expect to see similar subterfuge and conspiracy as the future Antichrist comes to power.

The end of Antiochus IV Epiphanes and the transition or overlap to the future Antichrist occurs within the text of Daniel 11:29-39. These ten verses apply to both Antiochus IV Epiphanes and to the future Antichrist. Then at Daniel 11:40, where the prophecy states "At the time of the end..." the overlap has been completed and the time-line has definitively jumped forward by about 1,850 years into the 70th Week. None of the text of Daniel 11:40-45 was fulfilled in the past; all of it is set for a future fulfillment during the 70th Week. 

It is also important to note that the Seleucid bloodline which followed Antiochus IV Epiphanes (his son Antiochus V Eupator; his grandson Demetrius I Soter; his great-grandson Demetrius II Nicator who was overthrown by another great grandson supported by Rome and the Seleucid Empire became fully a vassal state of the Roman Empire, Alexander I Balas; his great-great grandson Antiochus VIII Grypus; his great-great-great grandson Seleucus VI Epiphanes Nicator. This line continues all the way to the last Seleucid vassal king named Philip II Philoromaeus (which means 'friend of the Romans'), and then to Antiochus XIII who ruled for a year in 65-64 BC when Rome turned what remained of the Seleucid kingdom into a full-fledged province of Rome controlled by Roman General Pompey. This kingdom was then stripped of its Macedonian-Greek name Seleucia and renamed Syria by Roman decree. At this time Antiochus X Eusebes Philopater became a figurehead ruler of Syria, but he was quickly replaced in 58 BC by the Roman general and supporter of Pompey, Aulus Gabinius. Antiochus XIII ultimate fate and progeny thereafter are unknown to this day. A descendant could literally be anywhere, yet what is certain is that he will emerge and fulfill everything that has been prophesied. 

The keen-eyed will likely have already made note that this same lineage lent its name to a major city of ancient times, the Biblical city of Antioch, which is today known by its Turkish name, Antakya. This city was founded in the 4th century BC by the first of the Seleucid kings, Alexander the Great's close aide, Seleucus I Nicator. Acts 11:26 teaches that this city is where believers of Jesus Christ first became known as Christians.

Just as Gabriel's prophetic narrative scaled time in a single bound, so now shall this SITREP.  In the year 2016 AD, according to the Julian calendar we use, the world situation is similar to that of the fourth decade of the 20th Century AD (1931-1940). 

In a nutshell, the events which preceded World War II ensured its occurrence. These were chaotic events which gave rise to the emergence of strongmen on both the left and right of the political spectrum. Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Stalin, Tojo, Chamberlain, Churchill, Roosevelt. Each of major nations of the world found the necessity of a strong leader to rule absolutely essential; such is the call and dictate of national survival. The League of Nations, the first modern attempt at globalism, was weak and therefore ineffective and ultimately incapable of fulfilling is purpose. Right by might became the rule with some nations taking territory that belonged to others, and other nations doing nothing to stop it. A world war was the inevitable result.

Midway through the second decade of the 21st Century AD chaotic events are once again occurring. In many countries strong leadership is once again seen as an essential necessity. Nations are seizing the territory of others; corruption is rampant in almost every facet of society. A blood-thirsty religious cult centered on a 7th Century AD madman's demonic-inspired conquests is running rampant through both legal and illegal means all over the globe. Before everyone's eyes the global semblance of order that was established following World War II through the establishment of the United Nations has been fully corrupted and continues as a virtual functioning debacle. 

The difference this time is that the means to destroy all life on the planet is in the possession of a handful of nations who are more or less aligned in opposing blocs known as East and West. Strong men and dictators currently rule in the Eastern Bloc. And smack dab in the middle of this is the Middle East. No longer is the threat of war in the Middle East the issue, the issue now is that there is ongoing warfare of one type of another occurring in even its remotest corners, with the major nuclear-armed powers directly involved from Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean Levant. These are wars which will ignite larger ones, eventually dragging the nuclear-armed powers into a flood of direct conflict. The absence of a strong-man in the Western Bloc cannot last much longer; and the opposing sides in the trifecta of the Middle East's wars are all clamoring for the emergence of their expected messianic figure. 

As we all know from prophetic Scripture, the fast approaching appointed time of this demonically-controlled man's emergence and revealing is imminent. So is the blessed hope of the Harpazo. "Ready" and "Get Set" have already been announced, all that remains is for our Father in Heaven to say "Go!"

Friday, May 6, 2016

Global SITREP B10-16: Making America Great Means Blessing Israel

Greatly Expanded out of Necessity - 8 May 2016: Have you noticed - a sea change is in progress. This sea change is occurring in the midst of very serious political conflict in America pitting the Globalist elites against American nationalists. The globalist elites are making full utilization of the extreme left who are prone to acts of violence; these are the revolutionaries many believe faded into history with the collapse of Communism in Russia a quarter century ago (1991). 

The truth is these leftist revolutionaries didn't fade away, but established themselves in all levels our academia, from elementary grade school to university post graduate. Their educational product, the students, have been nurtured, conditioned and otherwise indoctrinated in world socialist ideology disguised as a liberal education during this entire time. 

These students were emboldened into kinetic action by the current administration, and its leftist wanna-be candidates, Clinton and Sanders. Their existence has been manifest recently in the Occupy, BLM and wherever a social crisis presented itself, with even greater numbers mobilized for GOP rallies in very recent weeks. They are prepared for even larger and more violent actions from here to November. Their ultimate goal is not electoral political success but political revolution towards completing the fundamental transformation of America. They have no intention of allowing the past 8 years to fade into history.

I believe this sea change, which I base upon informed situational awareness and personally define as an all-encompassing re-transformation of the America that for 8 years has been in retreat and decline under world-socialist, pro-Islam Obama, to an America on the march towards restoration and global leadership under an alliance of Conservatives, Evangelical Christians and Nationalists, is becoming increasingly evident even before it gets into full swing over the next couple of months, erupting into planned violence at coming political events and other targets of opportunity. 

The first manifest indicator of this sea change was presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's sudden abandonment this week of his neutrality stance regarding negotiations in Israel's conflict with its Muslim Islamist neighbors. On 2 May 'The Donald' made clear that his policy as U.S. President will be fully pro-Israel; to support Israel's continued and expanded construction of settlements and and infrastructure in Judea and Samaria. The left's violent opposition to this will likely eclipse anything seen thus far. 

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's first presidential-like foreign policy speech following the Indiana primary ballot victory focused upon Israel. His first major interview on U.S. foreign relations during a Trump Administration (DailyMail, UK and The Algemeiner) was focused upon Israel. Donald Trump is clearly under no illusion that truces between the Islamists and Israel have any value, now or in the future, especially when history shows they are followed just days or weeks later by more missile and mortar fire into Israel. He is under no illusion that the leftist revolutionaries and the Islamists are political bedfellows.

Donald Trump's 'Israel adviser' was appointed last month; he is an Orthodox Jew from Teaneck, New Jersey named Jason Greenblatt. Jason Greenblatt, who studied in a Judean yeshiva, is a real estate lawyer who has been in Trump's employment for the past 20 years.  Trump's senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, was formerly a key aide to Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).

I think it's really this simple. It occurs to me in reading all manner of related material lately that Trump's Israel adviser and his Evangelical advisers probably have impressed upon him that to "Make America Great" again America must bless Israel. It's an irrevocable promise from God written in Genesis 12:3. And the predictable coming violence against this is as old and from the same adversarial source as detailed in the Biblical texts from Genesis through The Revelation of Jesus Christ.

As for the other aspects of the sea change such as Obama Care, the Iran Nuclear Debacle, Russia, China, Global Trade and the soon-to-be Mexican-funded border wall, there is every indication that Trump, the presumptive next American president, will execute decisive action in these areas. He will need our support, he will have the support of the all-volunteer U.S. Armed Forces.

All of this, obviously, is time dependent, and that's something we likely don't have a whole lot of these days. Nevertheless, this is dependent on the United States getting to the November presidential election; a Trump inauguration in January 2017 and on a world war not erupting in the interim, or a civil war being forced upon that part of our nation seeking a return to Constitutional governance. 

May God Bless America, Again.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Global SITREP B9-16: The Things Which "Must Take Place"

30 April 2016: I think most folks reading this blog realize that world events are unmistakably evidencing a quickening trend towards a catastrophic global war. As mentioned in the first paragraph of the previous SITREP, second only to the sign of man-made deception and false messiahs, our hearing of wars and rumors of wars are a key 'end times' sign. As Jesus told us , "See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

The last part of that sentence is critical to understanding our Lord's prophecy. Even though the wars and rumors of wars must come to pass, the end of this age is not yet. That occurs within a specified period of 7-years in the near future. 

Look around the world and there is not a place on the planet where a war or a rumor of war is not a routine fact of life that people living in that location have to deal with. And there are many types of wars and rumors of wars thereof.

For example, the most commonly overlooked type of war is civil war. There are a plethora of civil wars going on in many countries. Syria is a key ongoing Islamic civil war that has escalated through internationalization (Shi'a Iran, Hezbollah and Sunni jihadists from all over the planet) and foreign intervention (Russia) to one in which great powers risk direct conflict with each other. As mentioned in many SITREPs, this war is a specific and major 'end times' Bible prophecy from both Isaiah and Jeremiah. These prophecies speak to a minds-eye image where one of the oldest cities on this Earth is to be annihilated virtually overnight as the image above illustrates.  

Civil wars and the societal destabilization began to rage across the Middle East following U.S. President Barack Obama's infamous Cairo (Egypt) University speech in June of 2009. He bears full responsibility for the disaster that media have grossly and falsely labeled as the "Islamic Spring." That speech, entitled "A New Beginning" destabilized the entire Sunni Islamic world. It resulted in an open revolt in Egypt - a continuing revolt which evokes the prophecy of Isaiah 19 entering a process of fulfillment before our eyes. 

And just to the west of Egypt, the Obama Administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton specifically, deliberately instigated an Islamist revolt against Muammar al-Qaddafi which quickly morphed into a brutal all-consuming civil war, NATO intervention, the completely avoidable disaster known simply as 'Benghazi' and a continuing catastrophe which begs even greater Western military intervention. NATO special forces are operating as you read this in Libya, with a greater invasion and overthrow predicted for the future 70th Week according to Daniel 11:42. 

The Horn of Africa has been a basket case of war since the early 1990s. Sudan (Kuwsh) and Somalia are virtually apocalyptic after decades of Islamist-inspired jihad. This has resulted in the entirety of the former French colony (French Somaliland) of Djibouti, which straddles the key maritime choke-point Strait of Bab-al-Mandeb, being rapidly transformed into an armed camp with NATO and now China building massive bases there. On the other side of the Bab-al-Mandeb is Yemen and its fully internationalized civil war.

There are rumors of civil war erupting in Venezuela as that socialist regime crumbles, as well as in other leftist South American nations, such as Brazil and Argentina. The electorate in Bolivia and Ecuador appear to have recently granted their nations a reprieve from similar strife. Communist Cuba remains a basket case and ever ripening for a counter-revolution.

In Europe there is also ample evidence of civil revolt brewing, exacerbated by the flood of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. Once open borders of adjoining nations within the EU have been closed. It is an open fact that the increasingly militarized police as well as the military special forces in Europe are in active preparation for strife, riots and even civil war. The rapidly growing anti-Islamist forces in Europe have the potential to cause wholesale regime change in several EU nations. Within the EU, all of these nations are bound to come to each others defense. This means that the paramilitary and even active duty military forces may well be called across national borders. We can also anticipate the very rapid rise of a pan-EU army; Germany and The Netherlands have just formed the core of such a European Army by joining their national armies together. This is not something that will occur over years, but months.

And here in the USA, has there been a time time since our own Civil War of the 1860s where open revolt against the federal government, the 'Establishment  of Washington, D.C. was more pronounced than it is today?  We have even seen militia 'volunteers' moving across state-lines to assist other militia organizations in standoffs against federal authorities on national news broadcasts. Not to mention the abject violence being executed recently and promised in the future around the country by radical leftists within the two primary candidacies of the Democrat Party. (By the way, newscasts these days are more akin to political narratives than they are to objective news reporting, but that's another story for another time.)

A common paraphrase from Jesus' Olivet Discourse holds that, "as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man."  I also look at history, and believe the old adage is true that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.  

When Christ walked this earth nearly 1900 years ago what was occurring among the world powers in the generation of that era? Let's take a brief glimpse.

In China there was a coup d'etat which led to a rebel army invading, sacking and burning the capital city to the ground. Millions of Chinese die in the ensuing civil war. In Japan, the Japanese are conquering the native Ainu peoples of that island chain. We know this today as 'ethnic cleansing.' In Rome there is civil war, repeatedly, with emperors and wanna-be emperors pitting Rome's legions against each other in vying for control of the empire. All-powerful emperors rule as absolute dictators, and they ignore a timid Senate both unwilling and unable to exert its power to offset such dictatorship.

Roman Emperor Nero burns the largely wooden city of Rome and the early Christians, thinking the 'end of days' has arrived, dance in jubilation. These Christians are blamed by the Roman powers that be for setting the fire and persecution, imprisonment, and public slaughter ensue on a massive scale all across the Empire. Thereafter, Nero commits suicide as a military coup d'etat closes in on him, and a military dictatorship seizes control of the Roman Empire. The first Roman General-Emperor, Galba, is assassinated by a Roman legionnaire after open revolt within the military against his rule begins in Germania. The year is 69 AD, and Vespasian, general of the Roman legions for the first two years in subduing a revolt of the Jews in Judea, becomes the new Emperor of Rome. His son, Titus Vespasian, takes command of the legions in Judea and over the next five years besieges Jerusalem, ultimately destroying the city and its Temple. 

The end of the 7-year long war (66-73 AD) against the Jews in Judea occurs in 73 AD with the capture of Masada, thereby bringing to fulfillment the first two-thirds of the prophecy of the angel Gabriel found in Daniel 9:24 through 26a. Daniel 9:26b and 27 are set in the immediate future. So, in your notice, how much do the events in history on this earth described above appear so very similar to the events occurring right now. Again, "for all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet."  

And we are hurtling towards the fulfillment of Gabriel's God-breathed prophecy, which includes the final "week' of 7 years, the 70th Week.

"The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.
Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate."

History doesn't really repeat itself, human beings who are devoid of the Holy Spirit guiding their lives just keep making the same dumb mistakes because it is in their fallen nature to do so.  It's all just so predictable, isn't it.

Global SITREP B8-16: The 12-year Run Up to the Seventh Bowl

Earthquakes since 1899 by magnitude
29 April 2016:  If you would like to follow global and even local seismic events in near real-time, simply click on, then add this linked web page URL into your browser's favorites list.  For example, I have this page URL saved in my favorites folder named "MT24 Signs." Here's the webpage: Seismic Monitor.  

17 April 2016: In His discourse on the Mount of Olives, the Lord Jesus Christ spoke of five primary signs for us to watch for as indications of His soon coming and the end of the current age of mankind. Jesus warned against the man-made deception ("let no man deceive you") of false messiahs; wars and rumors of wars, famines, biological plagues and earthquakes all occurring in various places. All of these signs (occurring together or concurrently), He said, are the beginning of [Greek: ┼Źdin thanatos] dire calamities, the beginning of sorrows, which occur as the travail of a woman in the throes of childbirth. This specific Greek phrase ┼Źdin thanatos is repeated with what I believe is a little more clarity in Acts 2:24 where it is translated as "the pains of death."

In this SITREP the focus will be on the fifth of the signs, earthquakes, because the greatest earthquake in the history of this planet is not that far away.

This very morning an earthquake magnitude 7.8 struck the nation of Ecuador in South America. A day earlier a quake magnitude 7.0 struck southern Japan in the same province where a day earlier a magnitude 6.7 quake occurred. In all, there have been a series of 9 earthquakes in this same province this week.  In total around the world there have been 16 quakes of magnitude 6.5 to 7.9 since January 3, 2016. A significant fact is that 8 of these 16 quakes have occurred in the first two weeks of April 2016. Another significant item to highlight is that the calculated seismic risk for earthquakes to occur in these particular regions had been rated as low to very low (18% to 4% chance). 

The vast majority of these quakes are occurring all along the Pacific Rim. Individual quakes are highlighted by minuscule electric green dots in the image above illustrating global geologic activity over the past 115 years. 115 years of Jesus' prophecy coming to fulfillment in one snap-shot illustration. The vast major of those dots have been added to the map within the past 65 years.

Some more facts. In the past ten years alone there have been 408 earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 to 9.0 to occur. In 2015 there were 61 quakes within this magnitude range; 49 in 2014; 57 in 2013; 42 in 2012 and 52 in 2011. 2011 is the year which saw a rather dramatic increase in earthquakes and which as you can see by these numbers has remained constant, plus or minus 10 quakes per year in the 6.5 to 9.0 range. 2016 is thus far on a pace to eclipse the 61 quakes of 2015.

All of this data is what has seismologists on high alert for major earthquakes to strike in Chile, Ecuador, Indonesia and Japan in the next 48 hours. The seismologists algorithm-based alert into the future falls exquisitely in line with Jesus' Olivet prophecy and the passage in Revelation 16:20 regarding the disappearance of entire islands (the Pacific Ocean especially!) and mountain ranges all over planet earth being flattened. I believe planet earth is in the 12-year run-up (or countdown if you prefer) to the literal fulfillment of Revelation 16:17-21.

99% of the seismologists algorithms forecast such tectonic devastation from 2016 through 2019, and in slightly longer range to 2028. However, the phrase "slightly longer range" is in reality from this moment only 12 years away, and anything can and most likely will happen between now and then. Put another way, 2028 is closer to the present world's future than 2003 is to its recent past.

There is no surer or explicit validation of Bible prophecy than its precise literal fulfillment before our eyes in this final generation.  Jesus said, "Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place." (Matthew 24:34)  Got Jesus in your heart?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Global SITREP B7-16: Blatant Russian and Chinese Aggression Continues; North Korea has Miniaturized Nuclear Warheads

Kim Jong-Un stands behind North Korea's miniaturized nuclear warhead
Update 21 April 2016: The image above is all over the internet. It shows North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un standing behind a North Korean miniaturized nuclear warhead. North Korea made the claim of successful miniaturization of a nuclear device a little over a month ago; this image at the minimum shows the world they at least have a viable design if not a bonafide warhead to put on top of a ballistic missile. 

The miniaturization of a nuclear warhead means that the possessor nation has successfully designed and manufactured a warhead which weighs less than 2200 pounds and has a diameter of 35 inches or less. The warhead imaged above reportedly weighs in at 660 pounds. North Korea is assessed to have manufactured between 8 and 20 of these warheads. 

Question: How easy would it be for North Korea to put a full-scale production prototype of this miniaturized nuclear warhead on an aircraft and covertly fly it to Iran as a "diplomatic pouch" for reverse engineering? Or better yet, how about the digitized machine production specifications loaded on a CD and sent that to Iran.  

Answer: Too easy. Entirely too easy. And probably already a matter of fact.

RC-135 'Combat Sent'
17 April 2016: The day before the original posting of this SITREP a second inherently dangerous incident occurred in northern Europe when a Russian Su-27 'Flanker' combat aircraft intercepted and performed a barrel roll maneuver over a United States Air Force RC-135U 'Combat Sent' (based on the Boeing 739) reconnaissance aircraft.  The RC-135U, assigned to the 55th Wing at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, was flying its mission in international airspace over the Baltic Sea when the incident occurred. A U.S. officer assigned to European Command (EUCOM) described the Russian pilot's maneuver as 'erratic and aggressive,' and a U.S. Navy Captain described it as 'unsafe and unprofessional.' 

The RC-135U Combat Sent is a strategic electronic collections platform whose data is sent directly to the POTUS, SECDEF, Pentagon JCS and European theater field commanders in real-time. There are only two RC-135U Combat Sent aircraft in service with the USAF. 

Russian Su-24M2 'Fencer-D' (video frame capture)

15 April 2016: The above image is a video frame capture of the split-second a Russian Su-24 'Fencer-D' strike aircraft was completing its high-speed strafing run of the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) in international waters of the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. 

This image proves beyond any doubt that the subsequent official statements concerning this incident made by the Russian government in Moscow are all bald-faced lies. The Su-24 in this image is within 30 feet of DDG-75.  The aircraft and its crewmen should have been shot down according to United States Navy rules of engagement. The Russian aircraft was clearly in violation of the 1973 agreement between the U.S. and Russia strictly prohibiting this type of maneuver. 

Chinese PLA Cyber Warriors (Photo Credit: AP)
As the expanded title of this SITREP informs, the Chinese are executing assaults against the United States on a daily basis. So testified Vice Admiral (three stars) James D. Syring, commanding officer of the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA), before the House subcommittee on strategic forces. VAdm. Syring testified that the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army cyber warrirors attacks on American computer networked are of an equivalent threat level as both the North Korean and Iranian ballistic missile programs. 

Quoting Admiral Syring, "I view the [Chinese PLA] cyber threat that I specifically face with MDA and the systems we are fielding on par with any ballistic missile threat that either Iran or North Korea possess...They [the Chinese PLA] are continuing to try and attack my government networks, every day, classified and unclassified." 

Admiral Syring also warned that our enemies risk considerable costs to be borne as a result of their cyberwarfare assaults against our critical Informational Technology (IT) base and classified and unclassified military networks such as those which serve as the backbone of our missile defense capabilities.

More on this from Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Global SITREP B1-16: The Approaching Storm Clouds

Update 19 April 2016 Within days of the original post below the government of the Persian Gulf island nation of Bahrain began to deport Lebanese citizens who were determined to have direct links to or were supporters of Lebanese Hezbollah. This action came following a Hezbollah terrorist attack in Bahrain which killed an on-duty policeman and injured several others in Karbabad, a suburb of the capital Manama.

Today the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reports that the national parliament (Council of Representatives) fully supports all measures taken and yet to be taken by the Bahrain Defense Force to ensure the country's security and stability. 

Quoting the BNA report,  the Council of Representatives "stressed the need to take all measures so as to put an end to the designs of Iran and the terrorist Hezbollah militias against Bahrain, the GCC countries and the whole Arab region in general. The council called for unified GCC and Arab stances to foil all threats and challenges and wage the war on the terrorist acts fomented by Wilayat al-Faqih and the terrorist Hezbollah militia."

This statement is tantamount to the GCC State of Bahrain issuing a declaration of war between itself and the Wilayat al-Faqih (the Islamic Republic of Iran) and Lebanese Hezbollah.

In Bible prophecy, Bahrain is one of the Arabian peninsula nations identified by the prophet Ezekiel as 'Sheba, Dedan' in Ezekiel 38:13 as being allied with the western alliance of nations ('Tarshish, and all their young lions').

13 March 2016: In keeping with the Eschatology Today theme of an approaching flood of prophetic Biblical fulfillment prior to the 70th Week, and in the same context as the GLOBAL flood of Noah came from above as well as below the ground, the conditions in the world today continue to press forward towards that literal reality with ever increasing rapidity and intensity.

The Sunni-Shi'a war transitioned to the next level as seen on Friday, 11 March with the Arab League's decision to officially apply the epithet of "terrorist organization" to Hezbollah. No doubt this is an appellation tied directly to the constantly growing conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and their allies in the various gulf emirates and states of the GCC, plus Egypt and Jordan. It may be nothing more than a matter of time until other Iranian military proxies are so designated.

An officially applied declaration of "terrorist" validates whatever subsequent military action the Sunni nations embark upon against Syria, Lebanon, Iraq or Iran itself as a legitimate course of action. This is a template for military action which has been used since 9/11 by the U.S. and its allies to justify military action in several countries from the Middle East to the Pacific Rim. Make no mistake - actions that will be taken are imminent. Related to this was the also recent Saudi decision to withdraw several millions of dollars of support it had annually provided to the government of Lebanon, thereby acknowledging that Lebanon was fully under the control of the terrorist organization Hezbollah.

What is also interesting in this is that Israeli-Arab groups dismissed the Arab League action as meaningless, thereby indicating a very real schism between Israeli-Arab Sunni's and their Arab League brethren. This reveals the precise level of allegiance Israeli-Arabs have towards Twelver Iran and the depth to which Twelver Iran has gained influence over Israeli-Arabs. This makes Israeli-Arabs a rather dangerous 5th column within Israel. For their part the Shi'a Twelver's responded with a declaration which precisely mirrors the Israeli-Arabs declaration on the irrelevance of the Arab League. This kind of rhetoric will certainly continue until bullets and missiles begin to fly.

Related to this are the twin Iranian launches of ballistic missiles four days ago (9 March). These are ballistic missiles specifically designed to strike Israel with nuclear warheads. Not unlike the bellicose statements of their North Korean allies this past week, this kind of kinetic action by Iran could be seen as a catalyst for potential pre-emptive strikes against Iran by Israel. The domestic political pressure upon PM Netanyahu for taking preemptive military action against Iran must be immense, yet his complaints to the inept and toothless U.N. amounts to nothing more effective than the exhalation of hot gas. 

Another flash point can be found in Israel's Sephardic Chief Rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, declaring that it is a mitzvah (i.e. a commandment) for Israeli's to kill on sight any knife wielding Muslim. Rabbi Yosef also stated that if the the Muslim does not have a knife, then he should be imprisoned with no parole until messiah comes, and then he shall be killed. The progression towards open, unrestrained warfare (the flood) could not be any clearer.

Anti-American radical leftists and their allies in St. Louis, MO.
Addendum: It now appears obvious that the coming storm will also envelope the United States in a confrontation between the radical Left, emboldened by the current Obama Administration and the two socialists of the Democrat Party seeking to succeed him, and the conservative Right. Above is an image of the enemy forces taken last Friday as they were assembling in St. Louis, Missouri. Notice who the friends of these anti-American leftists are.

The Radical Leftist violence and blatant assault on God-given Constitutional rights seen in recent days in Dayton, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois has been primarily directed towards the Trump presidential campaign. This is just the beginning of what is coming, and will move to confront other GOP candidates should Trump not win the nomination. The George Soros-funded anti-American leftist groups (such as MoveOn.Org and BlackLivesMatter for example) are openly telling their followers to donate money, plan, prepare and be ready for more of the same in the weeks to come. 

"...against all enemies, foreign and domestic. So help me God."