Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Global SITREP F2-21: Guardian of the Walls Part II


Islamic Republic Iran Ship 'Kharg' Ablaze

2 June 2021: The largest ship of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, the IRIS Kharg, caught fire, burned for more than 20 hours and then sank in the Gulf of Oman. The sinking occurred not far from the Iranian port of Jask. The ship had been an oiler and replenishment ship for Iran's naval forces. 

IRIS Kharg before sinking

The entirety of the Kharg's crew safely evacuated the ship after all hope of saving her afloat was lost. Not much doubt at this point that Iran will look to Israel as having sabotaged the Kharg since it was very likely Israeli commandos had attacked and severely damaged the communications and supply vessel IRIS Saviz this past April while it was anchored in the southern Red Sea.

This events is assessed by Eshatology Today to be a continuation, if not retribution, for Iran's central role in arming, upgrading and now re-supplying HAMAS/PIJ terrorists with weapons of war used against the citizens of Israel last month. Hence, the TITLE for this SITREP.

Also of note, during the Mossad's change-of-command ceremony from Yossi Cohen to David Barnea earlier this week, PM Bibi Netanyahu charged the Mossad at taking the lead and doing whatever it takes to ensure that Iran never acquires nuclear weapons. 

Cohen's Mossad over the previous five years of his tenure had a masterful run of incessant covert attacks upon the Iranian nuclear program, from eliminating the father of the Iranian nuclear program to multile, sometime crippling attacks of infrastructure. The crown jewel of these covert operations was the incredible raid into downtown Tehran during which Mossad operatives seized the entire archive of Iran's nuclear program and returned it to Israel. PM Netanyahu revealed this operation to the world in 2018.

These operations were summed up by Yossi Cohen at his farewell ceremony when he stated, "We penetrated the heart of hearts of the enemy Iran. We acted to constantly collect intelligence and uncover its secrets, and undermined its self-confidence and haughtiness." It should go without saying that the Mossad under David Barnea's new leadership will remain up to the task and challenges assigned to it; that covert operations against the Ayatollah regime continue without cessation. These operations will remain in the dark until such time as revealing them is in Israel's best interests.

The action against the IRIS Kharg, ongoing Iranian re-supply efforts to the terrorists in Gaza (some of it coming from Libya), as well as the IDF actions on the Golan yesterday (a Syrian Army outpost was obliterated by tank fire, and it was the third such IDF operation in Syria in 2021) ensure that the host of Bible prophecies remain on the path to their fulfillment. 


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Global SITREP F1-21: Javid Shah


27 May 2021: Javid (pronounced Jah-veed) Shah is a Farsi (Persian) language phrase that roughly translates as "Long Live the Shah (King)" It goes hand-in-hand with a similar phrase, Javid Iran, which is the rally cry for Iranian monarchists, who although Shi'a are decidedly in favor of a Constitutional Monarchy returning to power to replace the Twelver Regime of clerics. 

The Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, son of the late and last Iranian Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, is the focus of current cries of "Javid Shah, Javid Iran." This monarchist movement has been gaining steam for a long time in Iran, and, in a most interesting development, it has also spread to a great many of the Shi'a in Lebanon. 

Iranian and Lebanese Shi'a monarchists want Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, who currently resides in exile in the U.S. and was educated at Williams College and USC, to become their new Shah. Some may recall last year following the massive Beirut port disasters how a great many Lebanese marched in the streets and called for French President Macron to become the new leader of Lebanon. 

Not any more, now they've sided with their Iranian brethren and want Crown PrinceReza Pahlavi as their leader to replace the corrupt narco-terrorist Hezbollah leadership. Also interesting is that when Reza's father ruled Iran until the revolution in the late 70's Iran was a very pro-Israel country. 

Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi is, like his father, also very pro-Israel. He has already been in communications with Israel's government leaders. One can make an educated guess what the two sides discussed, knowing full well Reza's desire for a regime change and a return to a secular monarchy ruling Iran. Such would appeal as a far more viable and less expensive option than a great and destructive war over the all but completed Iranian nuclear weapons program.

It may not even be a stretch of the imagination to envision, in the near future, a more robust effort to overthrow the Twelver Regime in Tehran, a new revolution if you will, with Reza Pahlavi emerging as the new Shah of Iran and maybe even Lebanon. There is a consensus in the US, Israel and even Iran and Lebanon that such an outcome would make for a serious difference in the Middle East.

Don't look too hard, but Jeremiah 49:34-39 might just might hold some strong hints about such thing taking place.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Global SITREP E10-21: Operation Guardian of the Walls

Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense in action. Reuters image.

UPDATE 15 May 2021: According to info received from a special edition of the MEMRI Iran Threat Monitor Project (ITMP) communication was made from HAMAS Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades which revealed that both HAMAS and PIJ are firing Iranian-made "Sejjil" missiles and several other types of Iranian "arrows" with the designations SH85, J80, SA120, S40 and Q20.

The enemy also has a name for this war. That name is "The Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Swords War." IRGC General Mohammed-Hossein Sepehr has stated that Iran has built bases from Tehran to Baghdad, and from there to Beirut, Syria, Yemen, and to the Horn of Africa. These bases have been built in order to wage war on the cancerous growth that is Israel. He stated, "We have a religious duty to annihilate Israel."

The weapons noted above were delivered to Syria on direct flights from Iran, moved overland into Lebanon where they went to Hezbollah armories. From there they were transported by sea to Gaza. Obviously, these weapons transfers occurred over many years; they were personally overseen of Hajj Qassam Solemani, the late general who ran the IRGC Qods Force. The transfers also involved direct meetings between Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 

Al-Assad's specific approval for the transfer of the missiles was discussed al length by Nasrallah and Solemani with them agreeing that whoever met him face-to-face first would request his permission to execute the transfer to HAMAS. Nasrallah had the face-to-face and al-Assad's response to the transfer request was "as far as I am concerned, no problem."

Also among the weaponry transferred were Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missiles sold to Iran, transferred to Syria and on to HAMAS in Gaza. There are also armed "suicide drones," known as "Shahab." Some of these Shahab drones have recently attacked Israel's natural gas platforms off the coast of Gaza. Some of the transfers also were routed through the former regime in Sudan. Much of those transfers were conducted under the guise of "diplomatic relations." The movement of diplomatic "bags" is covered under international accords; a "bag" may be as large as a shipping container. They are exempt from the routine customs inspections.

Israel was aware of the weapons transfers and has  been attacking their storage depots inside Syria for well over a year now. Based upon the sheer size of the missile barrage from Gaza, Israel got some of the shipment, but most certainly not all of them. The IDF have got a serious fight on their hands. It's no coincidence that rockets continue to trickle into Israel from both Lebanon and Syria in the past couple of days. A sign of the expanded war to come, no doubt. 

An almost certain IDF armor incursion into Gaza will encounter the Kornet ATGM and other weapons. These ATGMs are stationed near to the Gaza border with Israel to exact a heavy toll on IDF armor. The IRGC Qods Force, Hezbollah and HAMAS/PIJ work very closely together, like to peas in a pod; they all have the same higher command structure. 

Altogether, this war was planned for years in advance and the objective is to soundly "defeat the occupation forces" and liberate all of Palestine. Planning for this war really intensified in May of 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The HAMAS/PIJ soldiers came from both Gaza and Judea and Samaria. They trained covertly at camps set up by Soleimani and they numbers in the thousands. Many have returned to their homes; some now are serving as the tip of the 5th column spear inside Israel.  As we all know from Psalm 83, this is precisely the objective as prophesied by Asaph.

11 May 2021:  Operation Guardian of the Walls is the name of Israel's ongoing military response to HAMAS and PIJ rocket and incendiary attacks. Closing in on nearly 300 strikes of all types in Gaza alone as of this morning, 11 May. The number of terror rockets fired into Israel is about the same.

The neoCommunist Biden Admin and Democrat Party have lost all credibility in Israel. An epic rupture in bilateral relations that has little chance of restoration has occurred in the last 5 days. Bottom line: Israel has been wholly betrayed by Biden and Democrats who now openly side with Islamic jihadists in Gaza and within Israel itself.

If you've been following comments under SITREP E9-21 then you well aware of the circumstance of how this new conflaggration began in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. This frees Eschatology Today to focus on current news and leave the history to historians.

We are informed by the prophet Ezekiel that prior to the Gog/Magog invasion God speaks to the mind of Gog, "You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’." It may yet turn out that Operation Guardian of the Walls might morph into the fulfillment of Ezekiels prophecy. The current rhetoric coming from PM Netanyahu has been heard repeatedly in the on again-off again conflicts with the Islamic jihadists of the Gaza Strip. 

Therefore it remains to be seen in the coming hours/days if this operation truly is the debut of Israel's new no-holds-barred warfighting doctrine we've discussed recently as "Israel Victory." The IV doctrine has all of the elements necessary to produce the outcome foretold by Asaph, Isaiah, Ezekiel and perhaps even Jeremiah. The Iranian hand in Gaza is plainly evident, and a northern front operation by Hezbollah and Syria is entirely possible. It's also interesting to note that this newest shooting war in the Holy Land has erupted just about two weeks prior to Pentecost.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Global SITREP E9-21: End of the Road Part IV

28 April 2021: It would be quite the task to accurately count the number of times Eschatology Today has made reference to the ḥălôm or dream of prophetic meaning that so obsessed Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. It was an obsession so much so that that the Nebuchadnezzar issued an edict to his royal guards to kill all of the magicians, sorcerers, soothsayers and false prophets in the Babylonian Empire because they could not complete the utterly impossible task of telling the king what it was that he had dreamed and the meaning of that dream. 

There is doubt God had caused this dream to come upon Nebuchadnezzar because it served His purposes in any number of ways, but importantly, in order to fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah 46:10 - "Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things which are not yet done, saying 'My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.'" 

Daniel 2 is where the prophet Daniel begins to tell us the end from the beginning. It's all right there in plain text what the end will be in these latter days. Daniel asked Nebuchadnezzar for some time and time was given to him. Immediately returning to his house and informing his Judean companions Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah that they all join in prayer in asking God in heaven to reveal what was unknowable to them about Nebuchadnezzar's dream. God's response was immediate and given to Daniel in a vision that night, to which Daniel awaoke afterwards and began thankfully praising God for His omnipotence, omnipresence and omniscience and for making known to him what was unknowable to any man.

And Daniel rose and approached the commander of Nebuchadnezzar's guard, saying don't kill the wise men of babylon, take me to Nebuchadnezzar and I will tell him his dream and its meaning. Fortunately for us, the meaning of Nebuchadnezzar's prophetic dream has a bit more meaning for us than it did for that ancient king, aside from assuaging his king-sized ego. So Daniel began telling Nebuchadnezzar that the one God in heaven had revealed to the king details about the future, even into the last days of the rule of men on the earth and that none of the wise men of the empire could possibly know what God had given to Nebuchadnezzar in his vision.  

From Daniel's description artists have long drawn representations of the human-form statue seen at the head of this SITREP. But the representation has always been a simple, static image, whereas what Nebuchadnezzar had actually dreamed was like a video of the future after him. Again, this vision came from God so we can only imagine how awesome it must have been. The conclusion was an illustration the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, as a stone cut without human hands to establish the Kingdom of God that would endure forevermore afterwards. Daniel also told Nebuchadnezzar the meaning of the great statue he saw in his videographic dream about the future, that it was one of both great splendor and of terror. The terror was such that Nebuchadnezzar would have slaughtered all in searching for its meaning.

Daniel's interpretation revealed the head of gold kingdom (Nebuchadnezzar's Babylonian Empire) was followed by an inferior kingdom represented as a chest and arms of silver (Medo-Persian Empire), which was followed by a third kingdom represented as a belly and thighs of bronze (Alexander's Macedonian-Greek Empire), and followed further by a fourth legs of iron (Roman Empire), and finally a fifth consisting of feet and toes as a mixture or iron and ceramic clay.

A Fifth Kingdom

Daniel's interpretation details how the Roman kingdom would divide ("that kingdom will break in pieces"), and as we know from history the Roman Empire indeed broke in two halves, Rome in the west and Byzantium in the east. Yet even this while represented as two legs is still the fourth in the line of succession of earthly gentile kingdoms. 

Daniel then focuses on the mixed iron and ceramic of the feet and toes and how ("the kingdom shall be divided") which represents both Rome and Byzantium further divided into individual countries and kingdoms that exist where Rome and Byzantium has previously existed. Collectively, the iron and ceramic toes are a fifth kingdom; the ultimate and last human-ruled kingdom of consequence in Scripture. 

In a further detail Daniel reveals about the feet and toes, "they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with ceramics." This, for us, is an exquisitely important detail. It describes a society in each these countries of different ethnicities which will not adhere to one another. What is this saying about the elites in the European Union who have sought a unified super-state since the end of World War II. Will their efforts succeed in such a creation? No, according to the Lord's prophetic word, that continuing effort will not ultimately succeed. 

The so-called revived Roman Empire will not be. What will be is what Scripture found in Daniel 7:7-8 foretells will be. The ten toes representing ten kings or nations, three of which will be absorbed in the sudden rise of an eleventh king or nation, the Antichrist's kingdom, and to whom the other seven will pledge their kingdoms. 

These are the sum of the seven heads and ten horns foretold in Revelation 13:1. Are these ten the descendants of ancient Rome and Byzantium? Yes, there is no doubt about that, otherwise the consistency of a single human form from a single head down to ten toes in Nebuchadnezzar's vision would be erroneous, and there is no error in the Lord's revealed prophetic word.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Global SITREP E8-21: End of the Road Part III

Dimona Nuclear Complex, Israel

22 April 2021: Eschatology Today has been in the forefront in suggesting that ballistic missile fire orginating from Syria would be a primary casus belli for the fulfillment of the Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27 prophecies. This morning such an interpretation of these prophetic Scriptures took a giant leap towards becoming the reality.

In the past week the Iranians, via the Kayhan newspaper with direct linkage to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, began calling for missile strikes on the Israeli nuclear facility at Dimona, Israel in retaliation for the destruction of the Natanz uranum enrichment facility. 

Today, a Syrian missile nearly achieved this Iranian objective when a long-range Syrian 5V28-S-200 Vega-E, (NATO Name: SA-5 GAMMON) missile impacted open ground just 19 miles from the Israeli nuclear reactor complex. The Vega-E/SA-5 is a nuclear-capable surface-to-air missile (SAM) if fitted with the 25kT warhead. The missle fired today was fitted with a 480 lb. High Explosive Fragmentation (HE-F) warhead, and an alleged maximum range of 155 miles; this SA-5 flew nearly 185 miles suggesting its boosters were used for the extra range needed to strike Dimona.

Syrian 5V28-S-200 SAM

It is currently unknown why Israel's vaunted anti-missile defenses failed to engage and destroy the SA-5. Speculation would be to preempt the potential for high collateral damage in populated central Israel, or the Syrian missile was in a controlled fight profile as suggested above. Eschatology Today believes this was no accident; it was a joint operation of Iranian-Syrian military commanders as directed by the Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei.

Israel's response has been swift and powerful with the IAF striking the originating SAM site and several others throughout the country. The Israeli response most probably has not sufficiently dampened the glee in Damascus and Tehran due to the near-success of this mission which is effectively a proof-of-concept success. Be cautious of offical statements by the US and Israeli talking heads who will seek to downplay the importance and the facts of what has occurred. 

This is a very complex issue and we'll watch for valid updates.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Global SITREP E7-21: End of the Road Part II

14 April 2021: SITREP E7-21 is a continuation and update from SITREP E6-21. 

The above image is of the Iranian IR-6 centrifuges that had very recently begun operation in the underground uranium enrichment facility in Natanz. Had is the operative word; a full 66% of centrifuges were completely destroyed in the cyberwar action that resulted in a full kinetic attack which has been widely attributed to a covert operation executed by the Israeli Mossad over the past two years. The remaining 33% of the centrifuges were damaged enough to be rendered completely inoperable. 

Eschatology Today assesses that the Israel-Iran conflict will ultimately result in prophetic fulfillment, primarily Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27.

This map was collected from a Taiwanese news source. It illustrates the Communist Chinese People's Liberation Air and Navy (PLAN) incursions into the Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). In the past 48 hours more than 40 PLAN fighters, bombers and transport aircraft staged raids well within the Taiwanese zone. "Kings of the East" developing.

As noted in SITREP E6,  American and Communist Chinese fleets are in close proximity to each other in the South China Sea. The massing of two American naval groups, the USS Theodore Roosevelt CSG and the USS Makin Island ARG (Amphibious Ready Group) with the 15th MEU embarked are exercising in defense of both Taiwan and the Philippines' Whitsun Reef in defense against large-scale ChiCom Coast Guard and PLAN aggression in those territorial waters.

The USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Makin Island
cruising the South China Sea on 9 April 2021.

The Russia-Ukraine crisis is continuing to expand. Russia is now making the threatening demand that the U.S. Navy keep its ships out of the Black Sea "for our own good."  Two U.S. Navy warships will enter the Black Sea within a day or so. The U.S. has also made certain that Russia and Belarus understand that we and our NATO allies "have Ukraine's back" if and when they should attack Ukraine. 

Ukraine and the location of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts
and the separatist-held areas supported by Russia.

According to the Ukrainian Defense Minister there are now 80,000 Russian troops on the Ukrainian border and in the Crimean Peninsula and more than a dozen ships from its Caspain Sea fleet moving into the Black Sea via the Don River. Fighting in the Ukrainian breakaway oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk has intensified in recent days, artillery barrages interrupt whatever quiet might occur on a near daily basis across the entire front lines. The Russian-backed separatists control a little less than half of the territory of both Donetsk and Luhansk. One can assume the Russian special forces are already deep inside Ukrainian territory. Hooks at the ready.

Keeping watch on these flash points and more.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Global SITREP E6-21: End of the Road


8 April 2021: No other way to express this, so here it is. On 03 November 2020 a coup d'etat took place in the United States and its architects seized near total control of our government. The so-called "Establishment" in Washington, D.C. and capitals of several states in the political control of the Democrat Party and the Grand Old Party (Republicans In Name Only) ensured its successful completion. 

Combined these two parties plus the big banking concerns and corporate allies constitute the so-called "Deep State." They have been a long-standing "shadow government" of committed socialists, communists and globalist elites. This is not a conspiracy theory, it is an executed conspiracy in fact. We the People and our Constitution are its victims.

Make no mistake, President Donald J. Trump won the election with approximately 80 million votes, and he is the legitimately elected President of the United States, not withstanding the outrageous electoral fraud perpetrated by both of the above named political parties, but also aided and abetted by the elite of several foreign entities, most notable among them are those we know as "the kings of the east." 

Here is the bottom line as understood by Eschatology Today: The United States of America now has precisely the kind of government eschatologists have long surmised would exist in the post-Harpazo world and Israel's prophetic 70th week of years. Lo and Behold, it is here today and only the occurence of the actual Harpazo of the bride of Christ will make it a standing fixture during the Thlipsis and Megas Thlipsis.

There's No Such Thing As Coincidence

While the American political coup d'etat and resistance against it continues, the rest of the world continues with all of its problems, and when it comes to these problems there is no such thing as coincidence.

It is no coincidence that Russia and its Belarussian puppet are both sabre rattling and fomenting continued warfare in southern Ukraine. They know an opportunity when they see one; and they are willing to risk the chance that neither the U.S. or the EU or NATO will do much to stop them, just as in 2014-15 in Crimea. A the gambit may even be expanding as a massive and unprecedented Russian military buildup is occurring in in the Artic regions. The U.S. is also responding with our own Artic military buildup to counter the growing Russian threat.

Of particular concern is the new Russian 'Poseidon' 2M39 nuclear topedo currently in advanced stages of testing in 2021. The Poseidon is an unmanned stealth nuclear weapon which is designed to evade coastal defenses to deliver multiple megaton warheads in shallow waters. The resulting nuclear tsunami(s) would render seaboard cities and coastland uninhabitable for decades. Unlike the easily detectable launch of nuclear ICBMs, the Poseidon could strike without warning. We'll hear more about this going forward.

And then there are the Iranians. The IRGC's proxie militias in Iraq have increased their attacks on the US forces that remain in country. They strike and we strike back, and on and on it goes. Now there's a new wrinkle with the emergence of a Iraqi Shi'a militia calling themselves "Zulfiqar Force." Zulfiqar have made multiple threats in major online forum to attack Washington DC. The threats are taken seriously as this group has been proven to have attacked the U.S. Embassy in Baghad, and more recently was detected to be involved in planning to attack a U.S. Army base in Washington DC and assassinate the U.S. Army chief of staff. This plot made MSM headlines recently, but was rapidly brushed under the rug and denied by Washington DC elites. Right, and there's no crisis on our southern border either.

Finally, both Chinese and U.S. Carrier Strike Groups will be coming into close proximity to each other in the South China Sea very shortly. The issue of Taiwan and ongoing Communist Chinese PLA mock attacks on the island nation continue apace. This is to say nothing about the increasingly belligerent North Korean dictatorship. Don't look now but the illegitimate government in Washington, DC has its plate more than full with a bogus president and administration who may not even know what day it is. 

In God We Trust.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Global SITREP E5-21: Trouble Brewing in Eastern Europe


Pravda illustration of Russian
forces massed on Ukraine border

1 April 2021: Breaking news in the past 24 hours is that both Russia and Byelorus (Belarus or White Russia) have been massing their armored forces on their mutual borders with the Ukraine (For relative background see Global SITREP D3-17). In previous Ezekiel 38/39 discussions on Eschatology Today we've discussed "Magog" being involved militarily in other conflicts closer to its homeland, and from which God will put hooks in its jaws to turn those forces around to the south, to the mountains of Israel for destruction (Ezekiel 38:4). Armed conflict in Ukraine might well be such a scenario where this prophetic passage could come to literal fulfillment in the near future.

Accordingly, the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has placed our forces on the highest watch level of "potential imminent crisis."  The map above only illustrates Russian forces facing the Ukrainian border from three adjacent Russian military districts with Russian forces in occupied Crimea being a fourth. To the far north is Byelorus. Ukraine's western border faces NATO/EU countries Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova. No doubt in many western minds that these movements are a dangerous test directed at the perceived weakness of the Biden Administration more than to the Ukrainian government in Kyiv (pronounced Keev).

This subject requires close watching going forward; updates as they occur.