20/21 August 2014: Well, now that Israel's egg-faced government, and unfortunately its people, have been rocketed and blasted back into the reality of islamic jihadism a la HAMAS, PIJ, Fatah and the rest of Gaza's terrorists, what might be Israel's next move? Another round of Cairo negotiations for another worthless hudna (ceasefire) for the terrorists to use to their full military advantage? Or will the only other viable course of action to achieve the demilitarization of Gaza, and of Sinai for that matter, be brought to execution in the next few hours or days? If the current government of Israel has one scintilla of common sense, the forcible demilitarization of Gaza (i.e. full scale war) will be the course of action chosen, and the current IDF military tactic of "mowing the grass" in Gaza will fall by the wayside as it has failed to achieve its objectives.
For their part, the muslims will have to begin asking themselves, "Where was allah's protection of Mohammed Deif's wife and infant son? Where is his protection of us all as we wage jihad against the infidel Jews he has told us to kill wherever we find them? Why do the rocks not cry out as promised by the words of the prophet in the holy qur'an,' here is a Jew, come and kill him? Surely allah wills it?'" In this war the muslims will come to realize they have worshiped, enslaved, and murdered all over the world, on an industrial scale, the will of a false god. Or they will die hopelessly destined to eternal fires of hell for they have denied the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living and Eternal God of Israel. And know this, the innocent infant son of terrorist Mohammed Deif is in the loving arms of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And in Israel, the lesson thus far appears to have gone unlearned. There are many in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv who think this war is the product of one man, Mohammed Deif, the commander of HAMAS' Al-Qassam Brigades; that the continuation of this war will end with his own death and the deaths of his sub-commanders. These Israelis are ignorant, secularist dreamers. These are Israelis who do not comprehend that jihad against Israel is a qur'anic directive; that islamists regard the land of Israel no differently than they regard the land of Andalucia (the southern part of the modern NATO member nation we know as the Kingdom of Spain). Islamists do not want to live side by side with Israel in peace; they want Israel to cease to exist (Psalm 83:4)! These Israelis currently have more regard for the al-taqiyya doctrine (lies, deceit, illusion) of the islamists than they do for the prophetic words of the God of their fathers. This is why this war began in 1948 and continues in fits and spurts to this day.
Israel, for the most part still in disbelief, does not yet realize the spiritual basis of why they have been brought back from the four corners of the earth diaspora into Eretz Israel. It is the same reason why the LORD God had them wander in the wilderness for decades after the exodus from Egypt: disobedience and disbelief. They have been brought back into Eretz Israel to take possession of the land the LORD God has given to them, not trade it for worthless treaties with godless barbarians. And here is where I believe ancient history will repeat itself for Israel but on an infinitely more compressed time scale. Now I believe the time is right for the appearance of one whom the religious Jews expect -- Moshiach ben Joseph. See Obadiah 1. Through the coming trials Israel will learn to walk in faith and have full trust in what God has promised to them, and then will the Lord pour out His Spirit upon them.
As for the current war, as long as it continues there remains the possibility that it will morph into the final series of battles against those enemies surrounding Israel as prophesied by Asaph, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Obadiah and a host of others.
ISRAEL BREAKS OPEN ITS STRATEGIC WEAPONS LOCKER
Israel has brought a new weapon onto the battlefield, and although it is a part of the "mowing the grass" tactic, it is also an escalation demonstrating far more precision in which blades of grass Israel's leadership want to cut off at below root level. The weapon now being introduced to HAMAS is the GBU-28, a laser-guided bunker busting bomb that is 18.5 feet long (5.6m) and weighing 5,000 lbs (2,267kg). It makes very big and deep smoking holes of HAMAS underground command and control (C2) centers. The GBU-28 has ben used to devastating effect in Serbia, Afghanistan and Iraq. And now in Gaza.
The GBU-28 has almost certainly been delivered on target by Israel's recently upgraded fleet of F-15I Ra'am multi-mission strike aircraft. Taking out deeply buried targets in Gaza with this weapon is live fire practice for similar targets that Israel has not forgotten about in Iran. There will be payback with interest for all of the Iranian missiles fired against Israel's civilians by their Gaza proxies. Fair warning.
Update: It now seems fairly evident that the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (a/k/a the al-Mukhabarat), working closely with Israel's Shin Bet clandestine service, provided the extremely critical and time-sensitive HUMINT (HUman INTelligence) which allowed IAF to strike with their other precision bunker buster ordnance that took out significant members of HAMAS senior terrorist leadership (Raed Attar, Abu Shmala and Muhamad Barhoum) early this morning. That weapon was the 2,000 lb U.S.-made BLU-109/B. Five of these bunker busters were delivered on-target by the IAF F-16I Sufa strike aircraft.