7 September 2014: At this critical moment in world history, and as an integral part of NATO gearing up for war, the 28 member nations have pledged to halt and reverse the ill-advised military spending cuts of recent years in order to create a very powerful rapid reaction military force for both of the aforementioned reasons: to militarily oppose Russia in southeastern Europe and the Islamic State in the Middle East with airborne, seaborne and combat boots on the ground within 48 hours. Even absent some of the logistical details for this new action plan, this is an unprecedented first in the 67-year history of NATO.
Update 8 September 2014: The prophetic alliance between the Arab League and NATO (Ezekiel 38:13) is coming into full exposure as Islamic State represents a dire threat to both groups of nations. As discussed on American prime time Sunday morning political talk shows, and again tomorrow when Obama addresses the US Congress, this alliance will be in full view. The nations of the Arab League are the regional allies to whom Obama is directly referring. For its part, the Arab League will be 'excommunicating' the Islamic State, i.e. declaring them to be apostates from Islam, and for the moment at least, declaring the Islamic State to be the Arab League's proverbial 'public enemy Number One.' The Sunni Islamic State is an imminent, short-term existential threat to every Sunni Arab government within the Arab League. That this coincides with the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 islamic attacks on the United States is no coincidence; it is no accident, and the very real potential for new attacks this week will only serve to hammer home the apparent necessity of this alliance. The fallacious difference between "moderate Islam" and "radical Islam" will be a benchmark of end times deception also in full view in the coming days.
Update Number 2: Is the Islamic State's Caliph Ibrahim Dead?
In the first image above we see the Islamic State's self-proclaimed Caliph Ibrahim, a/k/a Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This image of Caliph Ibrahim was taken from a recent speech in the IS capital city of Raqqa. In the image directly below we see what is purportedly the image of an even more recently deceased Ibrahim Caliph, the victim of an American F-16 strike in Iraq against an Islamic State fighting position in Mosul which also killed his aide Abu Hajar Al-Sufi and a couple of other senior leaders.
So far there has been no authoritative confirmation of the death of Caliph Ibrahim, yet the facial resemblance is striking to say the least. If it turns out that the Caliph is not deceased, then this image may merely show a Caliph attempting to recover from severe wounds. Truth is always the first victim in any war; it is defended by a bodyguard of lies.
Update: According to Kurdish (BasNews) and Iraqi (Al-Sabah) sources, Caliph Ibrahim is not dead, but was very severely injured in the same attack that killed his aides. While that is possible, according to Pentagon spokesperson Col Steve Warren, any IS leaders who may have been at the targeted troop formation site were "likely to [have been] killed." So, we'll wait and see what the facts are.