Sunday, April 28, 2013

Global SITREP A10-13

28 April 2013: Global SITREP A10-13 is an update to an article published on Eschatology Today two and one-half years ago entitled 'Kings of the East."  The prophetic references in that article are the baseline for this update. My intention here is to bring the subject "up to speed" with very a recent development in Turkey's move into a military alliance with the Chinese and Russian-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The SCO can be easily be viewed as the "NATO of Asia."  The SCO is for all intents and purposes a nuclear armed military and political alliance with more foot soldiers than the world has ever seen. For students of Bible prophecy I will postulate that the SCO most probably will fulfill the role of the "kings of the East" discussed in the aforementioned article. In the firm belief we are that close to the advent of the 70th Week I am completely comfortable in making such an eschatological assessment.

In a signing ceremony at a meeting of the SCO in Almaty, Khazakhstan on Friday 26 April, 2013, the Republic of Turkey officially was welcomed into the organization as a "dialog partner."  Turkey's signing on as a SCO "dialog partner" is akin to a nation seeking NATO membership signing on to that organization's "Membership Action Plan."  With both of these member wannabe programs, there is no prejudgment on full future membership, but it most certainly is a very critical step in that direction. Turkey, after many decades as a NATO ally, as well as being a stiff-armed European Union candidate member for the past quarter century, appears poised and fairly well determined to align itself with the political, economic and military fortunes to be found within the SCO.

This fate that Turkey's ruling party is determined to assign to it was made completely unambiguous in the declarations of Foreign Minister Ahmet Davuto─člu carried by Turkey's Hurriet news service:

“Now we declare that Turkey also shares the same fate as Shanghai Cooperation Organization countries. We are thankful for being accepted as a member of this family. This is only a start. Maybe a complementation of a process but it is the start of a long way we will walk together hand by hand. This is our point of view on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and we will move in this direction.”
Who or what is the SCO? The SCO's member and aspiring member nations are seen in the eastern hemisphere global projection image above, which clearly show the core nations as Russia, the People's Republic of China and all four of the Central Asian former-Soviet Republics, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Observer status nations include Iran, Belarus, Mongolia, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Absentee from from this line-up are Turkmenistan and the newly independent Caucasus republics.

What remains for Turkey is a determination of its military alliance with the rest of the NATO nations. Good faith diplomatic intentions are one thing, but events on the ground in the war-torn Middle East or between India and Pakistan will prove to be catalysts which will bring this alliance to its role in the fulfillment of the biblical prophecies in Ezekiel and The Revelation of Jesus Christ. I can see both in literal fulfillment just by looking at the above map.

Global SITREP A9-13 : Prophetic Dominoes All Lined Up!

 U.S. Navy F-35 Lightning II - Israel Air Force "Adir"

28 April 2013: Preparations have continued which were postulated in the Eschatology Today article of 7 March 2009 entitled "Prophetic Dominoes." Global SITREP A9-13 will basically constitute an comprehensive update for that article. Those now four-year old strategic preparations have progressed to a very advanced, ready-to-go, now-or-never stage. Only the back-and-forth in relations between the United States and Israel regarding how to deal with the Iranian nuclear problem over these past fours years has kept a preemptive strike simmering in the interim. At the present time it does appear that a strike will occur before the summer months of 2013 have made their passage from our calendars. 

A very recent weapons agreement between the US and Israel has all the earmarks of being a virtual hardware upgrade reward for Israel's patience with the U.S., E.U. and U.N. diplomatic application of sanctions against Iranian nuclear progress. This is a hardware upgrade of such state-of-the-art American-made weapons being injected into Israel's armory that the total real-world military dominance I believe is made evident in the Lord's prophetic word found Jeremiah 49, Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83 is now completely unambiguous.

One piece of the new hardware is the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike stealth fighter (image above) which Israel will shortly begin building its combat squadrons around in replacing its aging F-16A Hawk models. Traditionally Israel gives its own name to its aircraft and the F-35 will be no different as it has been christened with the Hebrew name Adir meaning Great, but conveying a more 21st century meaning along the lines of Unrivaled Awesomeness,  which is an apt description of this aircraft's capabilities. Air superiority on steroids in other words. 

There is also another bit of hardware that was all but missed. It's so new that the usually weapons savvy Israeli publications like YNET and DEBKAfile didn't even notice it. YNET News.com even reported the exact opposite, headlining that no bunker busters were in this weapon agreement. (Oops, I hate when that happens!)  The New York Times reported it, but they even they played a low-key note in reporting it.  What is "it"?  It is the GBU-39A/B, which true to this weapons true capability passed straight through almost undetected in only being identified as "advanced focused munitions bombs" in the Times article on the arms deal.

Speaking of steroids, the GBU-39A/B is a flechette-on-steroids of high precision, high lethality, low-to-no-collateral damage aerial weapons.A dart of a bunker buster, if you will. This is the state-of-the-art weapon Israel could immediately deploy on its F-16I Sufa strike aircraft to hit nuclear related bunkers or human targets in downtown Tehran and barely disturb the person sleeping in the building next door. The US has had these weapons since 2008, and now, just five years later, Israel will get the GBU-39A/B too. 

The GBU-39A/B is light, only 285 pounds - but it has a high explosive (blast velocity = 5 miles per second) warhead that weighs 205 pounds. This bomb is more than 2/3rds high explosives. Makes a bad day for the bad guy his last day on earth no matter where he is hiding from a launch point that is 60 miles away - and that is well outside the range of most point air defense systems Iran or Syria possess. Additionally, this weapon's guidance system cannot be jammed or spoofed.

It is my own assessment that the North Korean nuclear test of 12 February 2013 was in-fact an Iranian test of a weapon with an HEU fissile core. A possible second test will confirm it.  Global SITREP A7-13 spoke to the strategic implications. More recent news articles have made clear with respect to the North Korean nuclear warhead test, and the new US military assessment regarding a missile-borne delivery system for that warhead, that Israel regards Iran as now having fully taken a stride over the red line it established in consultation with the United States. A strike on Iran looks as imminent as it ever did and Israel is more prepared than ever to deliver that strike.  Add to this the looming WMD situation in Syria and the conditions for a "perfect storm" in the Middle East to accelerate the toppling of prophetic dominoes are all too apparent.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Global SITREP A8-13: Terrorism Grabs the Obama Administration by the Throat

Al Qaeda Islamic Terrorists Dzhokhar (left) and Tamerlan (right) Tsarnaev

(CORRECTED) 15-19 April 2013: The events which played themselves out this week beginning with the massacre of innocent American runners and spectators at the Boston Marathon actually began one year ago, in 2010, when Tamerlan Tsarnaev traveled to the Russian Caucasus, most likely Chechnya, for 6 months of intensive terrorist training in urban combat operations.  Neither Tamerlan nor Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are ethnic Chechen. Both were born in Kyrgyzstan and therefore are ethnic Chechens of Kyrgyzstani nationality.

This is military combat training that the Chechen branch of Al Qaeda has been very adept at since they stopped the vaunted Russian Army dead in its tracks and forced them to retreat back out of the country between 1994 and 1996. The Chechen rebels had been highly trained Russian soldiers themselves prior to the collapse and breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. This is how the so-called Chechen irregular forces out fought and  defeated the new and combat untested Russian Army conscripts in that First Chechen War. It was in that war where Islamic Jihad was first waged against a world power, and prevailed. 

Perhaps this knowledge will make sense to you on how the outrageous urban combat operations of the past two nights in Boston's suburbs not only came to pass, but were inevitable. And don't let your guard down just yet, the events of this week have served to inspire hundreds if not thousands of like-minded jihadists who seek America's death and destruction in the cause of the false god allah. This is why Palestinians in Gaza and Islamists all over the planet have been celebrating and treating each other to sweets - the unprecedented spectacle of full-blown islamic jihad of Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria has arrived on the streets and bedroom neighborhoods of America.

What is also unprecedented is that our own government, and I mean the chain-of-command to include President Obama, and the Department of Justice (DoJ) Attorney General Eric Holder, the Deputy Attorney General, the Director of the FBI and the DoJ National Security Division (NSD) have all of the blood spilt this week on their hands because they chose to ignore the specific foreign intelligence warning from Russia that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had become a radicalized Islamist in 2010 while living in the United States and that he planned to link up with and train for six months in Al Qaeda's Chechen training camp. According to the FBI Press Release of 19 April 2013, their check of various US Government databases in 2011 revealed no terrorist links for Tamerlan. Given what we know about Operation Fast and Furious and its anti-American objectives, should any of us be surprised at what has occurred over just the past three years with these radical leftists in complete control of our White House and our Government? Our government leadership has the blood spilled in Boston on its hands and they must be judged by We The People with the verdict to be handed down at the next national election if not sooner through impeachment proceedings.

It is well past time to take our Constitutional Republic back. So help us God.

UPDATE: The islamic attack on the Boston Marathon will be a long-term investigation. Right from the start you need to be informed that there is no difference between a "suspect" and a "person of interest" because a "person of interest" is merely politically correct speech. This political correctness stems from the fact that a lawsuit is less likely to be filed from a "person of interest" than it would be from someone besmirched as a "suspect" before the process of discovery in an investigation has fully run its course. 

The Boston Marathon attack investigation can not be complete without serious resources being put into investigating the very first "person of interest" identified in this attack: Abdul Rahman Ali AL-HARBI. Al-Harbi is Saudi Arabian national admitted into the United States on a student visa. He is a Wahhabi jihadist whose family is virtually synonymous with the emergence of Al Qaeda; a Saudi jihadist whose close relatives are among the elite of Al Qaeda along with the now deceased Osama bin Laden; a handful of whom are still among the living as enemy combatants in detention in Gitmo, Cuba at this very moment. He a jihadist to whom a very close relative can refer to the daughter of Ayman Al-Zawahri as his wife. 

Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi was among the first to arrive in a Boston hospital with injuries suffered in the attack. He was that close to the action on Monday, 16 April 2013. So close, in fact, that his presence there warranted a special, unscheduled meeting between President Barack Hussein Obama and a Saudi Arabian Ambassador, a meeting which immediately preceded his official removal as a "person of interest" and the announcement of his deportation back to Saudi Arabia this coming Tuesday. He also received a visit in that Boston hospital by First Lady Michelle Obama the day after the attack.




Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi, smiling alone (left) and with  Saudi diplomat Azzam bin Abdel Karim.

Given the Al Qaeda terrorist credentials mentioned above, how on earth was this Saudi terrorist allowed entrance into these United States? Moreover, federal law enforcement knows this Saudi is connected to the Boston Marathon attack from the evidence collected during the raid on his apartment in Revere, Massachusetts. But instead of detention as an enemy combatant like his Saudi kinfolk, this little terrorist, a jihadist who was identified as a "national security threat" to the United States of America is to be sent home to his mama. But now the federal authorities won't say why he is being sent home to his mama. 

This must be a part of the new kinder, gentler federal program I've been hearing about, the Al Qaeda Terrorist Catch and Release Program. We know these things because there are American patriots who work in federal law enforcement and they could not keep silent about this betrayal of our country. Despite how you personally might feel about radio talk show host Glenn Beck, I would urge you to make every effort to listen to his program on your radio tomorrow morning.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Global SITREP A7-13

13 April 2013: UPDATE --  Because of this current untenable situation, it looks to me like the new paradigm I offered a glimpse of in Global SITREP A5-13 may take an unprecedented step forward. This unprecedented step will be one in which the People's Republic of China, acting on behalf of the community of nations represented and empowered by the authority of the United Nations, will act to seize control of North Korea's nuclear facilities and its missile forces. As we take leaps and bounds towards the 70th Week and the WMD wars that will precede it, an unprecedented step like this is not hard for someone like myself to conceive of as an imminent probability.

Prophecy will fulfill in this modern world exactly as it did in the ancient world; fulfilled Bible prophecy on this scale has always been a literal fulfillment due to the action of great nations wielding great power. The 'kings of the East' are integral to future prophetic fulfillments, and just as everything in the West is moving forward toward prophetic ends, so too are the things which must take place in the East moving forward toward those prophetic ends. The way forward is being prepared for the 'kings of the East.'


11 April 2013: At a public House Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. just a very short time ago (within the past hour) Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) revealed the unclassified portion of a brand new Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) intelligence assessment that North Korea has developed the capability to arm a ballistic missile with a miniaturized nuclear warhead. The new assessment holds this capability to be true at a level of "moderate confidence."

The only question held back on was the reliability of the warhead to survive re-entry and work as designed. That would hold true for long-range ICBMs; but the assessment would have a higher confidence level for intermediate and short range ballistic missiles.

If North Korea has achieved this capability, then so has Iran, and this is of great strategic significance, especially to Israel.

UPDATE: In order to understand the present situation we need to look at what I had written in the past as the Associate Director of the Northeast Intelligence Network in March 2005 and July 2008. The following is the blog version of the July 2008 article:

Terrorist Nuclear Weaponry: A Digitized Nightmare

In March 2005 I wrote an article entitled “Smoking Gun: Iran Already Nuclear Armed"  which dealt with the 2001 Iranian acquisition of six Russian-made KH-55 nuclear-capable cruise missiles from the inventory of the former Soviet Union. It was Colonel Hryhoriy Omelchenko of the Ukrainian State Secret Services (SBU) within the newly-elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko’s government that alerted the world. Details of the illegal transfer were confirmed by the middleman in the transfer, Dr. Sarfraz Haider, who was found murdered in Cyprus in 2004. An autopsy of Dr. Haider revealed that his neck had been broken and his aorta split. Dr. Haider was quoted in a February 2005 article in the Australian Herald-Sun newspaper as having stated prior to his murder, "What's the use of the missiles without them [warheads]?" The KH-55 cruise missiles were designed to carry a 200kT nuclear warhead to a target more than 1,860 miles away.

On Sunday we learned from the International Herald-Tribune that an advanced nuclear warhead design was discovered by American and IAEA investigators resident in the global network of computers belonging to Pakistani nuclear proliferation network engineer AQ Khan. The advanced design was verified as operational in tests conducted by Pakistan during May of 1998. Most disturbing about this discovery is the unknown number of copies which were made and distributed to any number of governments or terrorist organizations. It is also known that this advanced design included the digital coding necessary for automated machining of the parts for the warhead. All that is missing from this proven weapon design is the fissionable HEU (highly enriched uranium) core of the warhead. And what has the Islamic Republic of Iran been so relentlessly enriching in the clandestine nuclear weapons facilities in the face of feckless Western negotiations and ineffectual regime of sanctions? The fissionable HEU core for this nuclear warhead, of course.
Recall the brouhaha over the November 2007 NIE (National Intelligence Estimate) on Iranian nuclear progress. The big issue at the time was that Iran had halted its work on how to design and build a nuclear warhead way back in 2003. No wonder. The Iranian’s already had six KH-55 delivery systems to reverse engineer and upgrade and they very probably had AQ Khan’s proven, mass-production ready warhead design. What else could the Iranian’s possibly need?

Time.

All that Iran needed was time to manufacture the weapon delivery systems, the warheads and enriched HEU. That time has been provided them in abundance as the West failed to act in any meaningful way. Remember, we’re talking about an Iran which is the preeminent terrorist sponsoring state on the planet, an Iran whose Shi’a zealots desire an Armageddon scenario to hasten the arrival of their well-dwelling al-Mahdi, an Iran which has on more than one occasion pledged to annihilate Western civilization beginning with the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel.

Is there any question what hard assessment America and its allies must arrive at in very short order to preempt this digitized nuclear nightmare? We should hope not.

FACTS:

Any nation that has developed the capability to place a satellite in orbit has achieved the technical capability to hit another nation anywhere on the face of the earth with a nuclear weapon.

Iran and North Korea have both placed satellites into orbit. North Korea's KMS 3-2 satellite (NORAD Number 39026) is currently in a polar earth orbit at an altitude of approximately 513 miles as of this morning. Iran has been placing indigenous satellites into earth orbits since the Omid telecommunications and data processing satellite was launched February 2009.




Here's the bottom line as I pieced it together last evening during more research and dot-connecting:

  • The miniaturized warhead referenced by the DIA assessment is almost certainly the same warhead that was proliferated to both Libya and IRAN by the AQ Khan Network via digitized blueprints and data sets.

  • The warhead is a 2nd Generation Chinese HEU nuclear device which was covertly given to Pakistan in the late 1990s. Pakistan built and tested and validated the Chinese design in 1998; the warhead now sits on top of Pakistani ballistic missiles aimed at India.

  • AQ Khan gave the design in digital blueprint form to Iran and Iran passed it to North Korea. They have obviously jointly produced the same Chinese warhead. This HEU warhead was successfully tested in North Korea on 12 FEB 2013, which is the start date for the current crisis.
What this means for Israel, as well as for South Korea, Japan and the US should be very obvious