Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Global SITREP B19-14: "Cry Havoc! And Let Slip the Dogs of War!"

Ukrainian army troops receive munitions on the outskirts of Izyum. Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP

UPDATE  16 April 2014: The continuing and ever expansive Russian orchestration of military provocations and outright military aggression against Ukraine has finally resulted in a military response from NATO. In the US these facts on-the-ground in Ukraine have also finally been acknowledged by the White House. The Russian actions dictated by Tsar Vladimir Putin (a/k/a Gog) have been designed to look like a Ukrainian civil war. However, the fact of the matter is that these actions are purely Russian aggression in pursuit of military reconquest of territory that was formerly under the control of the Russian Empire and its heir, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).

The NATO alliance this morning declared its intent to militarily oppose this Russian aggression. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen just held a press conference in Brussels wherein he declared:

“We will have more planes in the air, more ships on the water and more readiness on the land. We will start to implement these measures straight away. Our decisions today are about defense, deterrence and de-escalation. They send a clear message: NATO will protect every ally and defense against any threat against our fundamental security. ”
In addition, James Jeffrey, the former Bush Administration Ambassador to Kuwait and Obama Administration Ambassador to Iraq, has made a very public call for the deployment of US ground combat forces in today's issue of the Washington Post.  Ambassador Jeffery's concluding paragraph reads:
"We do not need to be apologetic about the risk of even “tripwire” presences. Putin has no illusions about America’s combat-hardened conventional superiority. But by all appearances he has great doubt about America’s will to use force, and that creates a dangerous situation. After seeing American boots on the ground, Hussein decided not to threaten Kuwait anew. But recall that half a world away and six decades ago, the United States took a different approach, withdrawing its forces from South Korea. North Korea and its Russian supporters saw that as a green light to invade, only to learn, three years and millions of casualties later, that the United States was serious about defending a friend."
This will likely be the last update for Global SITREP B19-14; a new Global SITREP will take over where this one has left off.

14 April 2014: The United Nations Security Council emergency session intended to diffuse the Russian-Ukrainian military crisis descended from the world-class diplomatic forum it is supposed to be into something akin to a schoolyard shouting and recriminations match. Both sides of the conflict and their ardent supporters were responsible for the failure of cooler heads to prevail. One would think that a line in the sand has been drawn along the entire remaining length of the Ukrainian-Russian border, and Ukraine has asserted its sovereign right to reestablish its laws and order in the eastern Oblasts.

Those administrative centers were over run by armed Russian Spetsnaz and ethnic Russian-speaking supporters last week, but were under a Ukrainian government ultimatum issued late Thursday to withdraw within 48 hours or face armed eviction. Yesterday Ukrainian government forces made good on the government's ultimatum and began the operation of a forced eviction. As expected, urban warfighting commenced with Ukrainian security forces backed by Ukrainian military units going on the offensive, and the fog of war immediately descending and masking the action as the day progressed. A focal point emerged at Slovyansk, a small city located deep in the heart of eastern Ukraine's Donetsk Oblast. Slovyansk is situated 50 miles north of Donetsk, and 100 miles from the nearest Russian military forces massed on the border. A full-scale Russian military invasion of Ukraine could be mere hours away.

7 April 2014:  It has begun. In the three easternmost Oblasts of Ukraine bordering on Russian territory (see map below to locate: Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk) civil disturbances began this morning in the same false flag type of operation as previously executed in Crimea. This tactic involves Russian Spetsnaz (Special Forces) masquerading as Ukrainian militiamen wearing sanitized camouflage uniforms and steel helmets assaulting and seizing the regional administrative government buildings and then securing them with makeshift barbed wire fencing. Once the buildings were secured the false flag operation enters its second phase with the Special Forces troops requesting Russian Federation President Putin to intervene with an invasion force to secure their independence from Ukraine. Updates as they are received.

6 April 2014: This is an update that could easily fit right in with "And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea...", but I will post it here and just link back to that item as benchmark reference material.

I awoke this morning at Oh-Four Hundred with a burning thought which was the central theme of a dream I was having just prior to waking. There is a beast rising in the in the West, his domain is being re-constructed and prepared for by a central cadre, an elite of the elite if you will. I have referred to these people as the Global Oligarchy in the past. Even the MSM has taken to using this term in recent weeks, so they are very real indeed. To simplify things I am going to abbreviate the Global Oligarchy down to the acronym GO.

The GO in control of the major powers in the West are on the rise, but at present do not have their act together enough to actually make a difference. They appear and in a very real sense are weak and lacking effective, qualified and competent leadership. This is largely due to the leftist elements which currently hold sway and the reigns of power. Most folks are likely to say at times like this, "Where's a Churchill or a Reagan when we need them?" Yes, at the moment the western stage does appear to be filled with a cast of quasi-socialist versions of Neville Chamberlain. 

But this will not always be the case. Elections are coming. Change from the leftward direction of our current governance seems inevitable and the political pendulum swing back to the right. And it seems apparent also that current events will catalyze a more purposefully driven cadre of the GO into the reigns of power. In this the new geopolitical reality of a militarily aggressive Russian Federation and rampant Islamonazi jihadism is almost made-to-order. And this is where the burning thought from my dream comes in. The GO will manage and manipulate the global situation. It has been said that while the GO leadership is playing geo-political checkers, Vladimir Putin is playing chess. I disagree with this idea to some extent. Vladimir Putin is playing chess, but the GO is now playing Risk!  Everyone wants to control the world to their advantage, and the Biblical prophetic world informs of who will succeed at this very short-term game who will be defeated and summarily run over by the dragon-worshiping GO and its Beast.

The management and manipulation might come in allowing something like this to occur: The more invincible Putin/Gog thinks he is the more he can be successfully manipulated by the rising but still hidden beast in the GO. Over the next couple of years, as the GO quickly regains its dominant edge, the emphasis will be to contain him as much as possible until the required overwhelming power to effect a roll-back is achieved. Remember, Revelation 13:4, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"

This brings me to the  bottom line of what I awoke with this morning. Vladimir Putin/Gog of Magog might just be the very first great victim of the emergence of this beast rising up out of the sea; a beast which according to the Bible never really died. Over the past 1700 years it symbolically went from being two iron legs to a pair of feet with ten toes of world conquering iron and clay. Is it not apparent though Bible prophecy that the destruction of Gog of Magog on the mountains of Israel heralds the arrival of the Roman Antichrist and his "covenant among many"?


2 April 2014: It needs to be said here, for reference at a minimum, that the former-KGB colonel and current President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, is not and was not a Russian Communist. He is now and always has been something even worse than any Russian Communist ever dreamed of being. He is a Russian nationalist. A Russian nationalist just like the one the world is a little more familiar with who was born in Kazakhstan and named Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Vladimir Putin was born in 1952 in St. Petersburg, Russia, which is located north of northeast of Estonia and southeast of Finland, and both of which he desires to conquer and repossess for Mother Russia if given the opportunity. Unchecked Western fecklessness in the ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine will provide Vladimir Putin with the opportunity. Russian nationalists are exceptionally bombastic, but they actually do mean what they say.

1 April 2014: This second map depicts the anticipated Russian invasion routes. The extent of actual military conquest includes of all the oblasts (provinces) east of the red line. These areas will forcibly be made part of the Russian Federation. The remaining oblasts west of the red line will be forced into a type of federalized republic under Moscow's direct control. Russia will suddenly have a long border with the NATO countries of eastern Europe. A new "Iron Curtain" appears to be in the making. So much for the fictional post-Cold War "peace dividend."



UPDATE 30 March 2014:  It looks like Putin and Lavrov are enjoying themselves in an apparent game of high-stakes bait and switch with Obama and Kerry in setting autonomy demands for several Ukrainian provinces (oblasts) that the Americans cannot possibly deliver. Lacking anything of a physical nature to forestall a full-scale Russian military invasion of eastern Ukraine, it seems Kerry has capitulated to an ultimatum delivered by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in order to at least appear to be relevant in great power politics.

My best assessment is that Russian forces will soon invade along four main axes noted in the image above by red-colored wedge shapes along a broad front on the Russian-Ukrainian border from Chernihiv to Kharkiv to Luhansk and Donetsk. The Russian columns that cross the frontier at Kharkiv oblast will run head-on into crack Ukrainian formations that are fully prepared for full-scale combat operations. I do not expect the current quiet to last for long.

28 March 2014: The title of this SITREP is not the line from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar,  but one that by all current indications and warnings is about to come from a modern-day Caesar, namely, 'Tsar' Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin of the Russian Federation. Those indications and warnings has folks in the Pentagon very concerned that a military invasion by Russian forces of the rest of Ukraine may well be imminent. 

Current estimates are of 30,000 Russian troops in full battle array at key points along the length of Ukraine's eastern border with Russia, and another 50,000 reportedly in rapid movement away from their assembly points and garrisons and towards the Ukrainian border, far more troop than have ever been seen in movement for an "exercise" that simply does not exist.  To say that alarm bells are ringing in Western capitals would be a tremendous understatement.

26 comments:

Sean Osborne said...

I have read the comments many of you have submitted, and I have been aware of the submitted links almost from the moment they were published on-line (- yes, my OSINT source is that good and that thorough).

These things are to be expected, especially those things coming from Jews who have not yet recognized the Messiah because the Lord has not yet poured out His Spirit upon them.

An article published by Ha'aretz is typical of what is going on out there, and I link it here only as an illustration of this type of expected activity, but I DO NOT support it in any way:

FYI: Putin=Gog, Crimea=Magog, the apocalypse is here and the Messiah is coming

I have written previously here of the mashiachs (yes, there are TWO of them) that the Jews are expecting. Mashiach Ben Yosef followed by Mashiach Ben David.

Jesus Himself, as recorded in John 5:43, informed us that they will accept this false messiah. The angel Gabriel informed Daniel, who informed us (in Daniel 9:24-27) that the Jews of Israel will covenant with this false messiah.
The Antichrist.

This is why I am loathe to publish anything from the various sources many of you have submitted. I appreciate the effort, but its a fine line we must be very careful about to never cross.

Sean Osborne said...

I also do not accept that Syria has any role to play in Ezekiel 38/39.

Isaiah 17 stands firmly in the way in my view and Aram-Damascus will cease to exist prior to the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39.

However, I do think it is very possible, if not prophetic in its own right, that these prophesies will come "as a flood" - in rapid fire succession - to kill and consume millions to their eternal fate, and which is something that causes me great anguish.

Ken B said...

Sean,

I don't believe the Haaretz article has any extra biblical "creds" my point in sending was exactly what you exposed in your first comment.

My point was really just another sign of how close we are. The Rabbinical Jews (at least some of them) are thinking that their messiah is close. Of course they will make a covenant with the AC thinking he is their messiah but again it was just a "sign of the times".

Sean Osborne said...

Ken B,

You and a few others sent the same info, and I do appreciate that effort from all.

I posted the blanket comment above to cover all bases - with so much going on in the world it's become a full-time effort in trying to stay one step ahead of it all.

I recognized the most of the received comments as coming directly from the now linked Ha'aretz article, and which is why I decided to link it so others would at least be aware of it after all.

Expectations of apocalypse are now rampant across the spectrum - which is an indication and warning (I&W) in and of itself.

Sean Osborne said...

It's just after 2 PM on 2 April. There are indications (despite the Russian forces best efforts at practicing OPSEC that) they are very close to crossing the Ukrainian border.

I believe they are on a count-down clock and all unit commanders have received their operational orders via human courier instead of by electronic means.

hartdawg said...

I just read a few articles by so called bible "scholars" and what I read simply baffles me. It's on the verge of amazingly ignorant. Did you know that despite the amazing way that the prophetic stage is being set, Russia, the land of Magog in particular, that there are people who say the land of Magog is Turkey and not Russia? Where do they get that? Are they oblivious to current events? Have you ever heard that before? I don't recall hearing that until very recently

Sean Osborne said...

Yup, I knew that, and I also know that those Magog = Turkey people are speaking of a geography that never existed.

For whatever reason they appear to have convinced themselves that the descendants of Magog lived in that part of modern eastern Turkey which was known in ancient times as Cappadocia.

Even the Arabs, from very ancient times, have never made this mistake -- they correctly identify the land of Magog as being well to the north of the Caucasus Mountains.

hartdawg said...

I was just wondering if you knew where they got that idea. Didn't virtually all historians, not just arabs, trace the land of Magog as Russia?

Sean Osborne said...

For the most part this originated with those who have been propagating what I refer to as the "Eastern Leg - Islamic Antichrist" theory...

The way the rationalize this is that since Turkey is Magog, therefore Gog must be a Turkish Muslim and therefore Gog is the Antichrist and therefore Ezekiel 38/39 is a Tribulation War and because it is a Tribulation war it must be World War III and because it is World War III the Ezekiel 38/39 must be Armageddon.

I think their theory is the most bankrupt, worthless eschatological nonsense I have ever heard.

hartdawg said...

I agree, sean, total nonsense. These people are wrong on all levels, they don't know the past, it was the 10th and 15th legion that destroyed the temple, ROMAN CITIZENS, EUROPEAN BY DESCENT, and Magog has always been associated with Russia. They don't know the present, JUST WATCH THE NEWS, and you can see Russia, not Turkey, flexing her muscles, (tho Turkey is too but to a much lesser degree) and they don't know prophecy either, how much simpler of a term is "the uttermost parts of the north"! These "scholars" don't know the past, present or future. This was the first time I ever heard of Magog being Turkey. The inspired word of God is not difficult if you take it literally. At least I don't think it's difficult, that is if you diligently study.

Mary said...

"...Where is a Churchill or a Reagan when we need them?..." I smiled when I read that, two of my favorite people, along with Margaret Thatcher and Golda Meir, who were modern day "Deborah's" in my humble opinion. But, the days of these men and women, with stature, have come and gone and as you point out, the world will soon be calling for a "King" to rule over them, the Beast of the Abyss named, Apollyon.
I am also watching Putin with interest and appreciate the background info on his mindset as a Nationalist. I confess to know very little about Russian politics, so I am here to learn! I did read an article on Friday that revealed Putin is drafting a document called, "Foundations of the State Cultural Policy", which basically stresses a return to "Russia's traditional value system." The author of the article writes, the signing of the document would result in "isolationism and intolerance."

hartdawg said...

One of the most influential people in the GO is George Soros. I think it's his influence and his sway that will bring in the political structure for the antichrist. It'll take a few years for them to get organized enough to bring it about. I think the church has a few brief years left to get the message out that Jesus is coming.

mark3210 said...

Feels like with every new development the clock ticks louder.

Jeremiah 49 and Isaiah 17 may not be far off now.

Sean Osborne said...

Need Gog to get dug in deep with his military adventures to the west; dug in deep like an Alabama tick so that when God sets those hooks in his jaws...

it'll really, really really hurt.

But the hurt won't last for very long; death will come swiftly to him and his forces.

mark3210 said...

Sean,
When you say Gog's "military adventures" (plural), you expect them to invade other countries after Ukraine?

If so, which ones?

Sean Osborne said...

Yes, I do expect Vladimir Putin to make good on his past statements.

As a Russian Nationalist he wants as much of the former Russian Empire as he can lay his hands on without too high a of cost.

Places like Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, all of Ukraine... just take a look at any map of the Russian Empire or Russian Military Districts in the period of 1913-1915 and that is what Vlad wants back in Russian hands.

Mary said...

I'm hearing that Russia is interested in getting Alaska back, makes sense with the oil reserves. Any truth to this?

Sean Osborne said...

Mary,

It's probably one of the many things on Putin's Russian Nationalist mind; something he regrets his Tsarist predecessors did, but I don't think that it is likely a high-priority objective of his at the present time.

Sean Osborne said...

Lujack Skylark wrote:

"Putin is sending China S-400 missles so the world will center on Chinese aggression while Putin absorbs the Ukraine."

Actually, the truth of the matter is that Putin gave his approval for the long-negotiated sale of 2 to 4 S-400 systems to China.

The approval was a surprise to many military sales analysts who had forecast the sale any an S-400 export version to a foreign military would not occur until at least 2020, or after all of Russia's requirements for the S-400 system had been met because of China's practice of reverse engineering such systems and then selling a cheaper version to its customers thereby undercutting Russian export sales and profits.

As with most Russian air defense related military equipment I think the hype exceeds the actual effectiveness. Notice Israel's air dominance over Syria which has nothing but Russian air defense systems.

Also there is already a strong counter to the S-400 systems produced by the US known as the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. S-400s aren't particularly effective against stealthy advanced generation combat aircraft and advanced Electronic Counter Measures (ECM).

One final point is that delivery and operational status of the Chinese S-400 systems is still some time in the future. This means that, contrary to the "beforeitsnews.com" type of reporting, this sale will have zero effect on what Putin is doing right now in Ukraine.

mark3210 said...

Sean,

As we watch all of these wars and rumors of wars unfold, I couldn't help but note this headline on Debka's homepage:

"Estimated Timeline for Strike on Iran: Mid-May to Early June"

Debka has warned about an Iran strike being close several times before, but I just have this feeling it's not a bluff this time!

Sean Osborne said...

They were not bluffs previously. The strike mission that was planned to occur in the Summer of 2012 was called off at the last possible minute to appease the Obama Administration which was pushing for direct negotiations with the Iranians.

Now that the outcome of those negotiations have been made known Israel is not likely to call off the next planned mission.

hartdawg said...

Hey Sean, I'm hearing some rumor about jews being required to register in Ukraine kinda like they were in Germany prior to world war 2. Is there any truth to this rumor?

Sean Osborne said...

Hartdawg,

As I have always said, in any war the truth is always the first casualty, and its corpse is always hidden beneath a bodyguard of lies.

There is no official truth to this rumor you heard.

This is part of ongoing psychological operations pitting anti-semites on the Russian side versus anti-semites on the Ukrainian side, each accusing the other of being the bigger or more dangerous anti-semite regime.

The problem here is that 99% of the Western main stream media, and the US Secretary of State John Kerry, were taken like a fish - hook, line and sinker - into this PsyOp hoax, and duly reported it as if it were fact.

So, this rumor of Jews being required to register in the pro-Russian eastern Ukraine is not a fact, it is a psychological operation designed to falsely accuse the enemy of something.

The trick is this PsyOp has succeeded brilliantly.

hartdawg said...

Thank you for the clarification. This rumor started appearing on websites all over the internet yesterday and when I saw msnbc and Kerry attached to almost all of them I remembered dan rather a few years back and questioned this rumor, which is why I asked you about this because I knew you're usually on top of this sort of thing and if it were true then you would have informed us

Sean Osborne said...

There are subtle give-a-ways that anyone should be able to pick up on to cast these reports as dubious.

Here's a prime example which was published in yesterday's ,New York Times.

Key excerpt:

"The city, the center of a coal-mining region in Ukraine, has since Saturday fallen largely under the control of pro-Russian militants who have justified their uprising as a response to what they call the fascism and anti-Semitism of the new central government in Kiev. So it was a surprise that the fliers, addressed to the “Jews of Donetsk,” claimed to have come from the headquarters of the Donetsk Republic."

Then confirmation of the fliers as a PsyOp came a few sentence later in the article:

"We have seen a series of cynical and politically manipulative uses and accusations of anti-Semitism in Ukraine over the past year," Abraham H. Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement issued Thursday. "The perpetrators and their targets are opposing politicians and political movements, but the true victims are the Jewish communities. We strongly condemn the anti-Semitic content, but also all attempts to use anti-Semitism for political purposes.

A lot of people have the unfortunate habit of just reading headlines, or by the same token, they only half-listen to broadcast news reports and then tune-out they key details that identify this kind of activity as a psychological operation, a very useful tactic employed during warfare.

So, you were absolutely right to ask me if there was any truth to the media reports you heard yesterday. What irks me is that most of the media did not bother to inform their consumers the bottom line truth of this matter; they just let everyone think that rampant anti-Semitism was occurring as a by-product of the Ukrainian-Russian; that it had to be true because it was confirmed in effect by the American Secretary of State. And shame on him for doing so!

mark3210 said...

Sean,

There's so much deception and lies in the press these days, I think one would be closer to the truth most of the time if one believed the opposite of what they report!

I keep wondering how much of the American population still has their heads in the sand and will be completely shocked when the bubble bursts!