Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Global SITREP C13-14: ISIS Versus The World

01 July 2014: Just when you think you understand what ISIS is up to (based upon their proclaimed jihadist ideology), they make another press release that has the effect of turning everything you thought you knew about their objectives upside down and inside out.  This is exactly what has occurred today.

ISIS has just announced that their battle plan is to destroy the Kaaba in Mecca. Why? Isn't the Kaaba central to Islamic practices, the heart of the Islam itself? Apparently not so according to Islamic purists like ISIS and Al Qaeda. That rock, the Hajar al-Aswad or Holy Black Stone, is located within a metallic shroud on a corner of the Kaaba in Mecca (seen in the image above) is what they consider to be the centerpiece of idolatrous worship.  The stone is a black meteorite, and an icon they want to destroy as soon as possible, as soon as their new Islamic Caliphate conquers Saudi Arabia. The Kaaba and the black rock pre-date the establishment of Islam, they were both were part of the pagan religion in Arabia prior to the establishment of Islam. 

An ISIS spokesman by the name of Abu Turab al-Mugadassi has been quoted as saying: "If Allah wills, we will kill those who worship stones in Mecca and destroy the Kaaba. People go to Mecca to touch the stone, not for Allah."  During the Islamic pilgrimage, the hajj, to Mecca, Muslim nearly stampede each other in an attempt to merely touch or kiss the black stone. That means it's pretty important to them. ISIS has different plans for treating it.

Here's where this gets real interesting. 

Where else do Muslim's go to worship a stone? To Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount, in the Dome of the Rock, that's where they go.  Let that thought sink in and the potential repercussions overwhelm you as they just overwhelmed me this morning.  Imagine ISIS destroying the Dome of the Rock, the very center of which used to be the Holy of Holies within the first two Jewish temples. Since June 1967, 37 years ago, the Dome of the Rock has been under the joint protection of the Hashemite Kingdom of Abdullah II, the Waqf and Israeli security forces. And so ISIS would want to destroy the Dome of the Rock because it is idolatrous and something a Muslim should never do.

What then would stand in the way of the Temple Institute beginning the construction of what will be the third temple on the mount? Not much. Everything for the construction of the temple is in readiness, and there's even a very strong candidate red heifer alive at this moment without any blemish.

Keeping an eye on this one!

Russian troops position a just-arrived Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot close air support aircraft at al-Muthanna Air Base on 1 July 2014.

Russia has just delivered to Iraq's al-Muthanna Air Base the first five of a total of twelve Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot" close air support jet aircraft. Within a few days these aircraft will provide much needed support for Iraqi and Iranian ground troops in Iraq engaged in combat against the forces of the newly declared Islamic State (formerly ISIS). It is apparent that Russia will also be providing the pilots to fly these aircraft on combat missions in Iraq. This is obvious because Iraq has no pilots trained to fly this type of Russian aircraft, and haven't had any in over a dozen years. The Su-25 Frogfoot is the Russian version of the US-made A-10 "Warthog."

2 July 2014: Yesterday the five Russian Su-25 Frogfoot close air support aircraft at al-Muthana Air Base were joined by a total of seven Iranian Su-25 Frogfoot aircraft. This constitutes the total of 12 aircraft promised to be deployed to Iraq by Russia.

The Iranian Su-25s (3 each Su-25UBKM and 4 each Su-25KM variants) were seen in a video released by the Iraqi government in Baghdad. Analysis of the video revealed that these are aircraft known by their serial numbers to be within the inventory of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Air Force. Ten IRGC pilots were deployed with these aircraft, and they will likely provide 4 Iraqi pilots with (no pun intended) a crash course in their effective combat operation. So, now we have Russian, Iranian IRGC and US aircraft operating side-by-side in Iraq.

Update 3 July 2014: The declared "Islamic State" (formerly known as ISIS) recently had its caliph appointed by is own Islamic Shura (court). The Shura appointed former ISIS commander Abu Bakr al-Qurayshi al-Husayni al-Baghdadi as Caliph, henceforth to be known as "Caliph Ibrahim" and thereby claiming a direct lineage to Muhammed.  One of "Caliph Ibrahim" very first edicts was to announce the foreign policy of the "Islamic State" to the world-at-large.  Among the many points in the announced policy is that he himself is the sole representative of Islam in the world (i.e. he is the awaited Islamic al-Mahdi); all Muslims must obey his dictates and that joining his jihad is an utmost obligation to them all; his plans for the "conquest of Rome;" his plans for the conquest of the entire world (hence the title of this Global SITREP C13-14).


Anonymous said...

Is it weird to think in a way I might now be rooting for ISIS if they want to destroy the dome of thd rock? Not the other atrocities they are committing. I think you may be on to something here. Its the only way it seems it could happen....islam destroying itself. How interesting the way its coming together. God has a sense of humor!

Anonymous said...

Just read up on the black stone, and it is the corner stone that all muslims pray toward. What does Jesus call himself? The cornerstone. Satan is always mimicking!

Maranatha_Mark said...

Another piece of the Prophetic Puzzle seems to be moving into place. I have said for years that Muslim rockets would destroy the Dome of the Rock... just didn't think it would be on purpose! LOL!

Good article Sean!

Blessings and Shalom!

Maranatha! Mark

James Pickard said...

Wow, It never occurred to me that the Muslims themselves would destroy the dome of the rock.
It makes you think what else could happen that no one thinks about happening. I think The Lord may do things that will suprise us all.

Sean Osborne said...


You're so right!

Prophecy that comes from God is always fulfilled explicitly and to the letter, but quite often in ways that does indeed surprise those human beings who are blessed to witness the fulfillment.

Kenneth Moore said...

In reading Jeremiah 49 today. This chapter also tell a lot to me. verse 3 says "Howl , O Hesbon and Ai is spoiled... their king shall go into captivity, and his priest and princes together."

Hesbon is near the Jordon river and Ai west of Bethel. Maybe indication of whats to come.

Sean Osborne said...


Yes, that's how I read the opening verses of Jeremiah 49 also. An alarm of war in Jordan's capital and most populated region.

Ancient Ai was adjacent to the Amorite capital city Heshbon, and Rabbah was the ancient capital city of the Ammonites.

Rabbah was in the region of modern-day Kerak, Jordan , just east of the Dead Sea, and Heshbon was very near to where Amman, Jordan is today.

The entire region that these places encompass are also the same lands that Israel will conquer as Psalm 83 comes to its final fulfillment.

Leod said...


I am about 60% of the way thru Bill Salus' new book "Nuclear Showdown in Iran-Revealing the Ancient Prophesy of Elam" (as recommended by you). It is absolutely amazing that the Psalm 83 and Jermiah 49 prophesies are coming alive before our very eyes! This SitRep on destroying the pagan worship of Islam is amazing. The end times are very, very close indeed. Thank you for a site that wonderfully meshes Bible prophesy with the geopolitical goings on in the world today. Your site really brings these pieces together for me. God bless. God is in charge!

Sean Osborne said...


Praise God! And thank you for both reading Bill's new book and the thumbs up review!

Current events should have the Bride of Christ absolutely bubbling in anticipation of what will happen next!

Anonymous said...

This is so amazing.Thank you, Sean for pointing out that may very well be ISIS that takes out the Dome of the rock. The way I see it is they will have to take King of Jordan out first, then go after the Dome. I do have one question, Does the ISIS believe in the 12th dude prophesy?

Sean Osborne said...


The "12th dude" is known as the al-Mahdi.

The last sentence in yesterday's update reads:

"Among the many points in the announced policy is that he himself is the sole representative of Islam in the world (i.e. he is the awaited Islamic al-Mahdi); all Muslims must obey his dictates and that joining his jihad is an utmost obligation to them all; his plans for the "conquest of Rome;" his plans for the conquest of the entire world (hence the title of this Global SITREP C13-14)."

Anonymous said...

15 miles south of Baghdad 53 Shite bodies were found and in Baghdad Shite women are training to fight ISIS in the streets of Baghdad. Why is the United States keeping 5500 Americans at the American embassy when ISIS is closing in on Baghdad?

Sean Osborne said...

Anonymous wrote:

"Why is the United States keeping 5,500 Americans at the American embassy when ISIS is closing in on Baghdad?"

According to the US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, there are only 5,000 personnel remaining in the Embassy compound who "will remain in place and the embassy will be fully equipped to carry out its national security mission."

Details on why the United States is employing human shields at the US Embassy in Baghdad should be addressed to:

Secretary of State John Kerry
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520