Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Global SITREP B2-18: Ideas on the Ongoing Prophetic Flood

(UPDATE BELOW) 17 April 2018: As mentioned in the previous SITREP a lot of information has been posted on Eschatology Today that deals with a flood of prophetic fulfillment. 

This 'prophetic flood" theme is taken directly from the angel Gabriel informing the prophet Daniel about the seventy weeks prophecy (Daniel 9:24-27). This is a prophecy which we all should be very familiar with as it is one of the most critical set of prophetic verses regarding "last days" eschatology. 

Gabriel informed Daniel that three distinct periods of time would transpire in the future for Israel as part of a total of 70 weeks. These periods of time are related as being weeks of years, with each of them constituting a period of seven literal years of 360 days each within each week. The first period was for 7 weeks (7 x 7 = 49 years); the second period was for 62 weeks (7 x 62 = 434 years). These two periods combined total 69 of the 70 weeks. In essense the conclusion of 62nd week is simultaneously also the conclusion of the 69th week.

In the plain text language of Daniel 9:26 Gabriel explains that after the 62nd/69th week three key events would transpire: 

(1) Jesus Messiah would be cut-off for our sake, which was and remains for the salvation of all mankind. This occurred circa 33 AD. 
(2) The people of the prince to come would destroy Jerusalem and the 2nd Temple on the Mount. This was Rome, the fourth beast empire in its first iteration, and from its people would rise the coming Antichrist. This event of Jerusalem and the Temple's destruction occurred in 70 AD.
(3) The end thereof this period, the pre-70th Week period, also known as the Church Age or the present dispensation, shall be with a flood. This is the flood of prophetic fulfillment that has long been a central theme of Eschatology Today.

There is a fourth event which follows these first three, and that is the 70th Week itself, the final seven years of human rule over the earth. The 70th Week commences with the Antichrist confirming of a peace treaty among many nations; this is a treatly which is clearly centered upon Israel, Jerusalem and the coming 3rd Temple on the Mount.

So, what we're concerned with now is the flood of prophetic fulfillment. All of these prophecies are either in a process of coming to their final fulfillment or are about to be fulfilled. The Psalm 83 prophecy has been in a process of fulfillment since 1948, and is about to observe a 70th anniversary, which coincides exactly with Israel's 70th anniversary year as an extant nation. Also, to Psalm 83 it is also necessary to link Joshua 13 as it regards the immediate future of Lebanon.

There are also the twin Syria prophecies of Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27 which, as we all know, are as hot as they could possibly be at the present time. There is also the Jeremiah 49:34-39 prophecy concerning Iran, which will likely tie-in directly at some point to the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39 just prior to the commencement of the 70th Week.

What I would propose that we give due and specific consideration to is that the Syria prophecies are a critically important aspect of the flood; their ongoing active fulfillment serving as the catalyst for the ultimate fulfillment of all these pre-70th Week prophecies. 

It is in Syria where chemical warfare WMD has been introduced to the battlefield on a scale not seen on this earth in over 100 years. This is a proverbial WMD genie that will not be put back into the bottle, and will very probably lead to the utilization of even more destructive WMD. 

Chemical warfare WMD usage by the Syrians has the world's major nuclear powers in a threatening loggerhead situation, a full-blown stand-off against each other. The use of chemical warfare WMD, according to how Eschatology Today interprets Isaiah 17:11 as "in the day of grief (chalah) and incurable ('anash) pain (keh-av)," will come to be used soon against Israel. In Isaiah 17 we also see the result of this being tied directly to the ruination of Damascus and the the nation of Syria as a whole.

Moreover, the use of WMD also spreads to what is today northwestern Jordan; noted as the forsaken "cities of Aroer." It should come as no surprise that there are thousands of US and allied troops in this region of Jordan, and it is where many would fall back to if the order to depart Syrian territory comes to fruition as we have been told recently. 

It is also very important to include Zechariah 9:1-8 in any eschatological discussion of the above listed prophecies and their fulfillments. This prophetic chapter touches on aspects of each of them. It is, more or less, a general overview of all of them.

UPDATE 25 April 2018: This update is intended to make folks think. A lot. Cast aside preconcieved notions about how and when the prophetic flood will runs its course; if one knows where to look one might see that the course has always been determined and is discussed within the prophecies themselves.

For example, Jeremiah 49:35 where the LORD of hosts says, "Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the foremost of their might." This has always been interpreted to refer to Iran's preeminent weapon of modern warfare - the ballistic missile. Here's the thing: Iranian missiles are not just in Iran, they have also been deployed to Syria, to Lebanon and even to Yemen.  

The Houthi's of Yemen have fired off dozens of Iranian missiles, but not one has yet to actually hit its intended target. Most have been shot out of the sky, others left to fall harmlessly in desert expanses. Just an interesting observation I suppose.

In Iran itself, and in Lebanon with Hezbollah, the missiles have a more menacing impact upon Israel, and to a lesser extent US bases in the region and also the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Yet we are left with the refrain of the LORD of hosts (i.e. Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as The Existent ONE, and His innumerable army of angelic beings) is going to break (shabar) as in a violent act of wrecking, crushing, destruction into many pieces of this weapon of war. The question is, is this applicable just to the thousands of missiles in Iran which pose a direct threat to Israel, or does this shabar also include the throusands in Lebanon as well?

More coming... 


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Global SITREP B1-18: Syria - Part V

Update 17 April 2018: Based upon various Indications and Warnings (I&W), and there are a great many of them, the likelihood of a regional war involving Israel is very high at present. 

Russia and its client-state Syria have denied access yesterday to the OPCW team of the specific site of the 7 April chlorine/sarin attack in Douma. Russia/Syria cite "safety concerns" as the reason access was been denied. This is an utterly false concern as there are video and still images of Russian and Syrain military personnel without chemwar masks or clothing crawling all over the attack site less than 48 hours after it occurred. This denial of access to Douma also puts the lie to claims by Russia that no chemical warfare attack occurred in Douma.

Images taken yesterday show Syrian civilians walking around the site without any protective apparel. It is much more likely that Russian/Syrian chemical santizing teams are still searching for and eliminating any persistent chemical traces from the site, turning over every brick or cenment rubble. The site will probably be declared "safe" later today which would be ten full days after the attack. Accordingly, the OPCW team will find a fully sanitized site when they are finally allowed access to it.

Iran continues a build-up of its forces in Syria and its proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon in preparation for a promised retaliation for the IAF airstrike on an Iranian military facility at the T4 Air Base. At the same time there are conflicting Syrian goverment reports of new air strikes occurring this morning at Sharyat and Dumayr Air Bases. Syria earlier this morning claimed shooting down several incoming missiles; now they say it was all just a false alarm. Remember, in March Israel decimated Syrian air defenses around Damascus, so any reports of fending off air strikes are mere propaganda.

14 April 2018: The US, UK and French joint strike against Syrian WMD sites occurred last evening. As the strike was ongoing it was realized that waiting for the media was unnecessary as the Syria WMD targets which were struck were clearly identified in an Eschatology Today post prior to the  start of the Global SITREP series. Not four years ago as noted below, but even earlier in a very specific post of October 2012: Syria Crisis: Threat of WMD War Remains Very Real

I suspect that most folks have completely forgotten about these posts, so I would therefore strongly suggest a re-reading of the above linked post, which also contains a link to an even earlier post that dates to May 2010. These posts detail the background of what we're seeing in media reporting today. There are also critical items which will NOT be reported in media today, even in the aftermath of last night's strikes. The strikes of last night validate entirely the information these posts contain, and which came direct from a Syrian defector, Major General Sillu. 

The noted locations also pose a grave danger to Israel due to their close proximity to the border of Lebanon. That proximity belies the near certain clandestine transfer of these WMD in small quantities over time into Lebanon for Hezbollah's use in the coming war prophesied by Isaiah 17. You should also take careful note of the 2003 testimony of then-Undersecretary of State John Bolton; that testimony was blocked by an already politicized CIA.

Jobar neighborhood, Damascus, Syria
13 April 2018: Wars and rumors of wars. In a matter of days the U.S. is preparing to take on direct negotiations with North Korea, to get it to denuclearize itself. How many recognize this negotiation comes against the also current backdrop of the U.S. taking on Russia in a direct military confrontation over Syria's use of WMD against its own people. A confrontation which could go to tactical nuclear weapons usage pretty quickly. The message in all of this to Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang is pretty stark. 

This also comes at a time when the already powerful American warfighting capabilities are being upgraded to the tune of $1.7 Trillion dollars through September 2019. A military force more powerful than anything the world has ever seen. Sound familiar? It should as Eschatology Today has discussed this on occasion and in detail over the past four years, beginning with Global SITREP C3-14: The Current Global Military Situation. Hindsight is always 20/20, but what was posted here fours years ago wasn't hindsight, it was forward thinking and projection based upon what the Bible says about a final world empire, the fourth beast of Daniel 7:7. If you will notice the numbers cited in SITREP C3-14, then note also the numbers being cited here are $100 Billion more per year for the next two years, and more than double those four year old figures over the next two years. Staggering, even considering the projections made in 2014.

Another development that must be acknowledged is the bellicose throw-down that has developed between Israel and Russia. Russia telling Israel within the last 24 hours to stand down over striking Iranian military infrastructure building in Syria, and Israel basically repeating to the Russian's the American response to Nazi forces in Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII: "Nuts!" This is very interesting, Russia defending Iranian military adventurism in Syria. It's just reeks of prophetic tones found in Ezekiel 38:7 (NKJV), which says "Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them."  Be a guard for them. Check. Russia is definitively attempting to guard Iranian military forces from an Israeli military onslaught. But that's all it is, an attempt to guard given Israel's response.

Meanwhile, America is not going it alone against Russia. France and the U.K. are pressing ahead with a joint response with the U.S. to the Syrian chlorine-sarin WMD attack in Douma last Saturday evening. British PM Theresa May received unanimous support from her "war council" cabinet to proceed with warning orders given to Her Majesty's ships off the southern coast of Cyprus. Media attention may wane, but the armada of ships enroute are not slowing down; "trouble on the sea" is coming.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Global SITREP A10-18: Syria - Part IV

Russian and Syrian airstrikes in Eastern Ghouta section of Damascus
Update 12 April 2018: This will be the final update for this SITREP. Part V of this series will soon follow. This final entry for Part IV is explosive (no pun intended) to say the least.

As of now, the timing for the highly anticipated US/Allied strike on the al-Assad regime in response its most recent chemical weapons attack is completely ambiguous. POTUS Donald J. Trump is quoted today saying the strike(s) "...could be soon or not so soon at all." 

FACT: There is no question whatsoever that the Syrian regime conducted a chemical weapons attack on Douma at 7:45 PM on the evening of 7 April. Two Mi-8 Hip choppers which had departed Dumayr Air Base at 7:15 PM, dropped multiple yellowed-colored WMD gas canisters (a/k/a 'barrel bombs') that killed more than 40 and injured more than 500 women and children. These were the exact same type and configuration of Syrian chemical warfare munitions used in the attacks on Khan al-Assal in Ausgust 2017 and at Aleppo in November and December 2016. 

Any denials of this are Russian disinformation. Period. There is also a videographic record of Russian personnel wearing military fatigues being at the specific building in Douma which was attacked during the day of 8/9 April.

Yesterday - everybody and his brother in the Middle East and beyond believed the strike(s) were in-bound and hot; enemy forces in Syria scrambled around like disturbed ants trying to get away from the what they were convinced were obvious American targets. 

Today - it's as if POTUS Trump were saying, 'let them scamble, the more they do so, the less time they have to kill more civilians and threaten Israel.Let's keep them off balance, a sense of normalcy will return, and then, boom." Let this be a lesson in the tactics of POTUS Trump. No one will out guess him; he has taken the reins of controlling the situation on the ground in Syria.

Meanwhile a great fleet of immense power made up of American and allied fighting ships are moving at top speed across the Atlantic, through the Straits of Gibraltar and eastwards across the Mediterranean Sea. The Russian naval forces that had been dockside at Tartus Naval Base have all fled the port, save for one Kilo-class submarine.  

Nevertheless, the God-breathed prophetic words of Jeremiah 49:23-27 and Isaiah 17 remain unchanged. They foretell of a day very soon to arrive in Syria that are not dependent on any external impetus or power or lack thereof. The Lord's Word abides.

10 April 2018: There's a lot of smoke, mirrors and disinformation floating around in all media avenues. All of them. And for the longest time Eschatology Today has advised, nay, warned directly, to be wary of information you cannot independently confirm one way or the other.  That's what we have going on right now. And folks ask: "What do you believe is going to happen," as if it has not been spelled out in detail here for many months now. 

So, the response is the same as it ever was because nothing in the prophetic Word of God has changed one iota. Bible prophecy - ALL OF THEM RELEVANT TO THIS POINT IN TIME - regarding Syria and the greater Middle East and the world-at-large is/are in the active process of being fulfilled before our eyes. Watch it happen; praise God that you are so priviledged to be an eyewitness to the fulfillment of His prophetic word, and then pray to our Father in Heaven and end your prayer with Marana'tha!

For clarity's sake, in Syria, many references have been made to Eastern Ghouta. This is actually one part of a region surrounding Damascus city on its eastern and southern sides. Within the eastern sector is the Douma district Just south of Douma (also Duma) in the countryside is  al-Bahariyah, a village 12 miles east of the center of Damascus City. This is where the horrendous chemical warfare attack launched by Bashar al-Assad on his own people occurred this past weekend. The result of this attack is that the U.S., U.K. and France have been moving towards a joint strike to punish Al-Assad. This strike could occur at any moment. And then things could change drastically in Syria. We shall see.

16 March 2018: Putting this forward about 6 hours early because events could overtake another update done later tomorrow. The war rhetoric is as high as Eschatology Today has ever seen it over the past three or four decades. For example, on the White House website remarks by Lt.Gen H.R. McMaster were made today at the U.S. Holocuast Museum were published. The remarks by LTG McMaster began by noting that this date is the seventh anniversay of the start of the Syrian Civil War and the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Holocaust museum. Odd combination of anniversaries at first glance, but maybe not when seen in the larger context.

Syria continues to boil on the brink of a US-Russia military clash; the entire western alliance is strongly condemning Russia for its use of Novichok WMD agents, the most deadly agents of their kind on the planet, to murder one of its former spies, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, on British soil; hints that a similar attack in New York City is possible; the Israeli military hinting that hostilities could erupt around Gaza at any time in the next couple of weeks, and unconfirmed reports that President Trump has suddenly withdrawn the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan his administration has been pursuing for the past several months for any further consideration. It's as if an imminent war could preempt any peaceful resolution, and the powers that be will pick up the pieces that remain after the conflict has been decided or resolved on way or another.

LTG McMaster pointedly noted that Syria today is the scene of "some of the worse atrocities known to man," and went on to say how the U.S. is documenting all of the atrocities being committed by Syria and its allies (Russia, Iran and Hezbollah); how Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons threatens to undo all of the progress made since the end of the First World War regarding the use of WMD, and how Syria, Russia and Iran are all equal to blame for these atrocities. LTG McMaster then specifically stated that the United States, as well as Israel, will not allow Iran to secure a military foothold in Syria. 

Short of a U.S. Congressional declaration of war, these statements by an American three-star general are tantamount to the Trump Administration toeing the line in preparation to request Congress to so declare such a war, stating that now is the time to act before events spiral completely out of control. The only remaining question is when the action will begin. We know it will occur, Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27 are the prophetic proofs. So is Jeremiah 49:34-39.  Sounds like a flood coming.  

13 March 2018: Things have been in a sort of holding pattern, for lack of a better phrase, for the past two weeks. The US and Russia have been trading threats, especially in the UNSC, over the likelihood of US/Allied strikes against Syrian targets. US Ambassador Nikki Haley saying the US would strike if the UN fails to act in Ghouta, Damascus where the regime has been using unrestrained chemical warfare in a civilian area in an attempt to drive out rebel forces - all the while a U.N. mandated ceasefire in Ghouta has been ignored by the al-Assad regime. 

On the other-hand the Russians are threatening "serious consequences" if the strikes occur, promising "retaliatory measures" against American military forces if our strikes endanger Russian forces in Syria. The Russian response belies the fact the Syrian chemical weapons and their delivery systems are co-located where Russian forces are based in Syria. Sppecifically the Russian's are saying they will strike back if the US strikes Damascus. In effect, Russia has deliberately made their troops human shields to protect Syria's chemical weapons from American/Allied air strikes. 

These are "tomorrow's headlines" I believe, even though the Russian propaganda is as thick as molasses. Russia will accuse the U.S. of staging chemical strikes in Damascus in order to strike Syrian regime forces. Of course nothing of the sort will occur; instead the Syria government will use chemcial weapons in Ghouta and the U.S. will make good on Ambassador Nikki Haley's warning in the UN Security Council today - Syrian sites will get hit.  

We'll see what we wake up to tomorrow morning or the next day. 

2 March 2018: Continuing where we left off in SITREP A5-18 ten days ago, the massacre of approximately 400,000 civilians trapped in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta continues unabated. Russian and Syrian aircraft continue pounding this urban suburb into rubble, nearly 700 innocents have been killed with several thousand wounded in the past couple of weeks. 

A humanitarian crisis here is unquestioned with zero food or medicine entering the area. This is occurring as the lame United Nations makes hollow calls for war crimes to be levied on those causing this horror (Russia and Syria). These war crimes and crimes against humanity clearly includes the use of chlorine gas chemical weapons. 

And once again, just a couple hours ago, President Trump warned both Russia and the al-Assad government directly. To Syria the U.S. President said, "the United States will not tolerate the atrocities of the Assad regime." This warning also puts Russia and Vladimir Putin on notice that the scale of U.S. punative strikes against Syria last year - or worse - will occur if an immediate cessation of hostile actions does not occur. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Global SITREP B2-18: Saudi Arabia Claims Israel Has A Right To Exist

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud
2 April 2018: In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic published just a couple of hours ago, 32-year old crown prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud (a/k/a MbS), the de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was asked "whether he believed the Jewish people have a right to a nation-state in at least part of their ancestral homeland," his response was, "I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation. I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land."

Eschatology Today paid close attention to what MbS said and, primarily, the manner in which he said it. The syntax used was a deliberate choice of carefully positioned words.  I believe that the first sentence of MbS statement qualifies his second sentence. The crown prince is talking about any nation-state of people being able to live peacefully within their nation. 

As we are all very well aware from prophetic Scripture (Psalm 83) and from the 70-year history of Israel's existence as a nation-state, Israel living in peace within their nation-state has never been something HAMAS, the PLO and other terrorist organizations and many people within the so-called "Palestinian" community will agree with. It has not been something that Lebanon and that nation's power-broker Iranian-led Hezbollah, or Syria, have agreed with either for the past 70 years. All of these call regularly for Israel's destruction.

So, what the crown prince is saying is that IF the Palestinians want to live peacefully in their own nation-state, then they must agree to allow Israel to do the same. And vice versa. This is very likely an unintentional give-away of the peace agreement that is being negotiated quietly between the United States, Israel and the Saudi-led GCC. Put another way, as you might expect of Eschatology Today, this is likely an unintended give-away of the peace agreement that "Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish and all their young lions" (Ezekiel 38:13 NKJV) are quietly negotiating sub rosa, as Mr. Goldberg adeptly noted.

In another sense, The Atlantic interview and article also provides a timely benchmark for the progress continually noted in these SITREPS regarding the anti-Iranian (Jeremiah 49:34-39) alliance taking shape very rapidly and especially in the early few months of this year.  In this Middle East, the Middle East of 2017-2018, it is as if the so-called 'red lines' are meant to be crossed. And crossed they must be for that is what Bible prophecy tells us. Crossing red lines means usually war, the same kinds of prophetic wars we have been told by our Savior Jesus Christ must take place. The end is not yet, but we're certainly, inexorably, getting there.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

He Is Risen!!!

1 April 2018 - 16 Nisan 5778: He is Risen and is Very Soon to Come Again!!!

"And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn."  - Zechariah 12:10

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Global SITREP B1-18: Will a Coalition of Nations Halt Iran?

Update 27 March 2018: The Houthi barrage of Iranian ballistic missiles against saudi Arabia of about 48 hours ago will result in a retaliation against Iran in the manner and at the time of the GCC alliance and allies choosing. Consultations among allied nations and their forces have been ongoing as noted previously.

It must also be noted that American armored forces, to include M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks, Bradley M2A3 and various M113 armored vehicles recently off loaded from sealift shipping (the MV Liberty Pride, homeport New York, N.Y.) at Jordan's part Aqaba. Image above. This armored force is moving northwards on HET (Heavy Equipment Transport) through Jordan in preparation for the war game exercise Eager Lion 2018. The US-led exercise includes Jordan as the host nation along with Saudi Arabia, the GCC allies and several NATO allies, and will take place at a training site outside of Amman.

21 March 2018: With Syria at a near boilover, attention now turns once again to the Islamic Republic of Iran, or Elam as the prophet Jeremiah referred to it, and Parac (promounced Pa-ras) as the prophet Ezekiel referred to it, and all of which equate to the ancient name for this land, Persia.

As we all are well aware, Iran is a big part of the problem in Syria, and for that matter, in Lebanon and Yemen as well. In keeping with the long-term series on Iran (at least a half dozen of them within Eschatology Today's archives) and with respect to the original posted in September 2010 we've been on the Jeremiah 49:34-39 prophecy for so long most folks very probably know it by heart now.

So, here we are, back to seeing news reports of what Eschatology Today dubbed in SITREP B7:17 as "The Ezekiel Summit." They're meeting again, this week in fact, to ensure total coordination of all military, political and economic aspects of the anti-Iran plan going forward. It looks like rubber should meet road on what has been billed as "the final chance" for Iran when U.S. President Trump is expected to pull the U.S. out of the Iranian nuclear pact. This is based upon the logical assumption of continued European dithering with respect to Iran, nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

So, there is no real surprise that Trump has met privately with the "Sheba and Dedan" coalition partners; it's his way of reinforcing his message to the European partners (UK, France, Germany, EU) that the U.S. perspective is "time's up and game over." The U.S. will execute solo, if ncessary, with our "Sheba and Dedan" allies against Iran. Further updates coming, no doubt, sooner rather than later.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Global SITREP B3-14: The Secret of Al-Kibar

The former Syrian-North Korean nuclear reactor at Al-Kibar, Syria

UPDATE 22 March 2018: Since some details for Operation Orchard have been published in Israeli media in the past couple of days, I thought it prudent to  bring this SITREP forward. No edits have been made to the original text below; it's left in its original form because it contains the truth about what occurred at al-Kibar, Syria 10 years and six months ago. 

Make note of this passage of time, and how the described Israeli technology is certain to have improved over past last decade. Note also the timing of this release of data. It is a message to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a not-so-veiled warning that they're next to endure what Syria endured as detailed below. Tick tock, tick tock.

12 January 2014: It's still a closely guarded state secret in Israel. The best military minds on the planet think they know the secret, but their thoughts are highly educated best guesses backed by chimera-like electromagnetic evidences that are probably really close to the truth, but not quite close enough to win the proverbial cigar. I believe this is the case because if they actually knew the secret, then faux allies like the Obama Administration would have let that black cat out of the bag by now. So, they don't know enough to leak it out and remain credible, and that is a good thing.

Then there are Israel's worst enemies, the world-class when it comes to the denial of reality, the Iranian twelvers. They believe they've discovered the secret of what happened during the overnight hours of 6/7 September 2007 at the under-construction plutonium reactor at Al-Kibar, Syria. Don't laugh, but the Iranian's actually think Israel used earth-penetrating nuclear artillery. This is due to the fact that the Iranians are in abject denial that the IAF had conducted an utterly stealthy strategic air strike on the site. And there's the rub, what the Iranians abjectly deny will come back to decimate them on their home turf and leave their Hezbollah allies in Lebanon all but defenseless should they be so unwise as to start another war with Israel.

So what is the secret of Al Kibar? What was it that ensured that the discussion of the more recent months was about the removal and destruction of Syrian chemical weapons and not Syrian nuclear weapons? What was it that Israel did not quite have to an operational status in the Hezbollah war in the summer of 2006, but was used to tremendous effect a year later and has kept IAF strike aircraft not only immune, but virtually invisible to enemy early warning electromagnetic detection? Have I just let the cat out of the bag? Maybe, but as a former electronic intelligence (ELINT) gatherer and analyst, I'm probably just surface skimming with what I'm strongly hinting at here. So, let's skim a little more and a little deeper.

Operation Orchard and the déjà vu of history repeating itself.

Let us recall the reports issued seven years ago and consider the pieces of the puzzle to the secret of Al-Kibar that have been put together since then.  Officially, the operation to strike the North Korean-built plutonium reactor at Al-Kibar is known as Operation Orchard. This reactor was a virtual duplicate of the North Korean reactor at Yongbyon. This operation should have a mention or two in former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' new book because Israel had provided the U.S. at the highest level with irrefutable intelligence on the reactor in May of 2007 that its Mossad agents had clandestinely collected from the home of a high level Syrian government official in Vienna, Austria. Ultimately, and after vigorous debate, the U.S. bailed out on a unilateral or even a joint military operation with Israel, mostly at the insistence of SECDEF Gates and SECSTATE Condoleezza Rice (the military genius-not who had prematurely brought an end to the 2006 Hezbollah war).

So, Israel was left to go it alone against Syria that was fully armed with missile-borne chemical weapons and in the process of arming it self with missile-borne nuclear weapons. Sound like a familiar situation? Indeed, history appears ready to repeat itself in a near déjà vu. So, in the ovenight hours of 6/7 September 2007 the IAF struck. The thing is nobody, neither friend or foe, saw them coming - or going.  The Syrians and their vaunted Russian-made air defense systems didn't so much as make a peep. NATO stations in nearby Turkey were also just as in the dark as Syria was. The US knew the attack was coming because Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had very forcefully told US President George W. Bush on July 13, 2007 that Israel would execute the strike in Syria alone. (Again, Hello Ayatollah Khamenei, are you paying attention to history, or not?) And not even the United States with all of our high tech and electronic intelligence collecting capabilities had any advance warning of the strike going into execution mode.

Israel's Secular Holy of Holies: The Electromagnetic Black Hole

When Israel decides to go dark about something, they go a black hole kind of dark. And with Operation Orchard, Israel suddenly and without warning extended that black hole to cover the entire region of the Eastern Mediterranean. The entire Levant, from southern Turkey, all of Lebanon, and all of northern Syria, was consumed in an electromagnetic black hole which turned off power and it turned off ALL of the Syrian air defense grid. And as soon as the mission was complete everything just came back on as if nothing has happened. Perhaps some might recall the reports that radio and television stations suddenly went dark in Beirut as this operation was underway.

This was the was the world's first exposure to Israel's newest and most secret weapon, a chimera-like electromagnetic black hole maker which makes all other electronics in a pre-defined area cease to function except their own. And I believe it has system has been demonstrated on several more occasions over Syria but at a lesser capacity in Syria between January and May of 2013. Most everybody in Lebanon, including Hezbollah, heard the IAF F16-I Sufa's overheard, but nobody saw them electronically and nobody fired so much as a single shot at them in anger. That is such an over whelming battlefield capability and superiority that words fail to adequately define it. What's more we may not have seen this system in whatever full-power mode it may still have in reserve or have been refined to achieve in the nearly seven years that have passed.

Today, in addition to the Iranian denials that Operation Orchard actually took place, even Syria itself has remained silent about it like some puppy that has had its nose rubbed in its own business. Israel has a secret, overwhelming offensive and/or defense weapon system; it's been used to tremendous effect in destroying the Syrian nuclear program, but nobody wants to talk seriously about it or assess it as it deserves to be assessed. Perhaps that's just as well and it is better that Hezbollah, Syria and Iran not know the full extent of what will neuter their military forces when the time comes. I believe Jeremiah 49:34-39 and the other prophecies give us a tantalizing clue as to how this will all go down, but we'll have to see it to believe it.

Addendum: I have decided to include an excerpt from an article that corroborates 100% what I have long suspected about Operation Orchard.

"On Sept. 6, 2007, ten F-15I and F-16 jets attacked a nuclear facility being built in Syria. The success of that mission, dubbed “Operation Orchard“, was largely attributed to effectiveness of the Israeli Electronic Warfare platforms that supported the air strike and made the Syrian radars blind: some sources believe that Operation Orchard saw the baptism of fire of the Suter airborne network system against Syrian radar systems from some ELINT aircraft."

Read this link, and continue to scroll down to the "New Details..." section and you will come to this pair of statements:

"Some sources say that this attack was the first time the Suter airborne network system was used against Syrian radar systems from one of two ELINT aircraft. A modified version would more than likely be used against Iran if an attack were to take place, along with much more advanced tech. Including malware injected by F-16s, as someone speculates."
 Hopefully, this addendum has cleared up a few things for some folks.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Global SITREP A9-18: The Focus on Jerusalem

 The Embassy of the United States of America in Jerusalem, Israel
24 February 2018: This SITREP is an essential update for three previous SITREPs: C5-17 Making Sense of Current Events of 4 June 2017, the final update to D10-17 Paradigm Shattering Changes Reshaping the Middle East - Part II of 6 December 2017 and the first SITREP of 1 January 2017, A1-17 Israel Sovereignty. A re-familiarization of these SITREPs from the oldest to the most recent is a recommeded refresher.

These three Global SITREPs are the Eschatology Today foundation documenting the greatest change to come to Jerusalem since its liberation fifty years ago in June 1967 and the sudden establishment of the United States Embassy in the city just 80 days into the future from today, and the as yet unknown but sudden standing up of the 3rd Temple in the Holiest city on the earth and the future capital city of the planet.

Here's the big news if you've not yet heard it. On May 14, 2018 there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Embassy of the United States of America in Jerusalem (seen in the image above), the newly and officially recognized capital city of the State of Israel, on the 70th anniversary of Israel's modern existence. To repeat that last bit again: "on the 70th anniversary of Israel's modern existence." The timing of this event is absolutely perfect, so perfect that it simply has to be ordained by the LORD.

There should be a lot of pastors talking about this because throughout Israel's history periods of 70 years have always been milestones, benchmarks. In the 9th chapter of the book that bears his name Daniel states his understanding "by the books" of the significance of 70 years. Daniel's understanding, until the angel Gabriel came and explained these things to him in detail, was based upon what the prophet Jeremiah in chapters 25 and 29 had given as God-breathed prophesy. 

This might be something a good pastor properly atuned by the Holy Spirit to in-the-process-of-fulfillment Bible prophecy might talk about in this Sunday's sermon, no? If not, then might he want to preempt his prepared sermon and reconsider due to the importance of this subject, no? Just asking, because it is a pretty important subject in these last days. If not, then a repeat of Jeremiah 25:3-4 might well be in progress and the particular pastor who misses this important event is not hearing what God has spoken by the Holy Spirit. Israel, for the most part, has a good reason at present for such Spiritual blindness or deafness (Deuteronomy 29:4 and Isaiah 29:10), but a born-again pastor of The Word? So, we make note of it here as has been the case for some years now.

May 14, 2018 marks the 10th shavuim since Israel was born in a day back in 1948 in fulfillment of Isaiah 66:8. A shavuim is the Hebrew word for a group of seven, seven of anything, but in this instance the context is that we are talking in terms of years. May 14 2018 is the 10th shavuim in the modern-day context of Israel's existence. 

This 70 anniversary is an important milestone or benchmark. Just as Daniel realized he was very near the end of the 70 years prophesied by Jeremiah for the Babylonian captivity, so too we realize that the 70th year of Israel's existence points directly to an imminent start of the final 70th Week of Gabriels prophecy; it highlights that we're very near the end of that gap of time, the so-called Church Age, which began at the conclusion of the 69th of the 70 weeks of years in Gabriel's prophecy (Daniel 9:24-27).