Saturday, January 31, 2015

Global SITREP A8-15: Has War Erupted On Israel's Northern Front?

FINAL UPDATE 30/31 January 2015: Here's what may well be the final update to this SITREP and which I hope will provide the final level of clarity to understand what happened this week. 

It is my assessment that the government of the State of Israel stood down from engaging in full-scale warfare this week in order to allow the Western gambit of negotiations with Iran to run their course by May 2015. The government of Israel fully anticipates that a nuclear accord between the P5+1 and Iran will be reached by the current deadline, and that it will not be worth the paper it is written on; as meaningless as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of August 1939.

The government of Israel is acting within the parameters and recommendations of a report  published two weeks ago by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies which was written by Maj.Gen. (Res.) Yaacov Amidror which states that Israel must be prepared to act alone to stop the Iranian nuclear program during the coming year, as well as engage in conventional ground warfare against the likes of non-state or quasi-state entities such as Hezbollah/IRGC-QF, HAMAS and Islamic State operating from bases in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Judea and Samaria and the Sinai. This also represents the most up to date assurance that Israel will launch military strikes to halt the Iranian nuclear program irregardless of any agreement reached between the United States, its European allies and Iran because the agreement will enable Iran to "pursue nuclear military capabilities."  

Students of Bible prophecy should readily recognize the above vignette as ongoing Israeli military planning and preparedness for a very near-term and literal combined fulfillment of Jeremiah 49, Isaiah 17 and Psalm 83. Clearly, on the whole this presents itself as the imminent prophetic "flood" of fulfillments I have been writing about of late.

Israel's planning and preparation for the coming conflagration is matched by both Hezbollah's and Iran's insistence that their new warfighting front on the Golan will be maintained and expanded according to pronouncements from Hassan Nasrallah and the IRGC Commander, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari. The pair of Shi'a terrorists made clear that neither the ongoing war in Syria nor the P5+1 nuclear negotiations would have any effect upon future actions they will take at the time and place of their choosing. 

According to the Lebanese media outlet Al-Mayadeen, the twin pronouncements were also made shortly after the reclusive IRGC Qods Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, had arrived in Beirut and met with Hassan Nasrallah. It is important to note here that Soleimani delivered direct orders to Nasrallah from Tehran for Hezbollah to launch the attack which commenced on Tuesday of this past week. This confirms PM Netanyahu's announcement on Thursday that Iran was directly responsible for the deadly ambush in the Golan.

29 January 2015: It didn't take long for many in the Israeli media's analysis business to focus upon the nonsensical nature of what happened on Wednesday: the bellicose but patriotic rhetoric in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem clashed head-on with the reality of what was occurring on the front lines in the Golan. As if Hezbollah's Kornet-E anti-tank missiles blowing up IDF troops in unarmored vehicles was acceptable behavior.

As I view these events in hindsight what I see is Israel's version of Benghazi. I see that Islamic terrorists executed a well-planned, high-tech ambush that slaughtered IDF troops who should not have been where they were; the defenseless manner in which they appeared on a live-fire battlefield, and yet despite the rhetoric of the most senior leadership the equivalent of a stand-down order was issued. 

The worst possible of all possible signals has been sent from Israel to those in Tehran and Qom who openly and repeatedly call for Israel to be wiped off the face of the earth. It's pretend time in Israel. They are pretending their most rabid enemies did not just attack, and the brief response from the IDF was just a routine maneuver exercise that happened to involve live munitions. 

And here I have long thought that former PM Ehud Olmert was an inept leader during the brief 2006 Lebanon War. This one had fewer casualties, but the result was far, far worse.

28 January 2015: Beginning with Hezbollah rocket fire into Israel yesterday afternoon that continued into evening, it appeared as if war suddenly erupted on the Northern Front between Israel and Hezbollah, Iran and Syria. 

Hezbollah began firing rockets from Syrian territory against Mt. Hermon and the northern Golan Heights in Israel. Israel responded with intense counter strikes, both artillery and air, against the positions where the Hezbollah firing originated. Those positions were reported to be Syrian army positions which the IDF and IAF pasted with precision strikes that resulted in secondary detonations. There are enemy casualties.

The IDF immediately instructed Israeli citizens living in Majdal Shams, Buq'ata,  Mas’ade, Ein Qiniyye, El Rom, Neve Ativ and Nimrod to shelter-in-place until further notice. Latest reports indicate the warfare continued into early this morning when sirens warning of new rocket fire began sounding but no impacts were reported.

Whether this was an isolated eruption or the start of full-scale war was in doubt until a short time ago when mortar fire from Syria and Lebanon against IDF positions began and at least one anti-tank rocket was fired against an IDF vehicle resulting in at least six casualties among IDF troops.  This escalation in warfighting continues, and Israel is expected to launch massive retaliation shortly.  

1 AM Jerusalem 29 January - 6 PM New York 28 January: It appears that Israel's government has decided that the deadly Hezbollah ambush of an IDF convoy inside Israeli territory today that utilized six Russian-made 9M133 Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) and road-side IEDs has been avenged through the retaliatory strikes that occurred earlier today in Lebanon. 

A critical consideration that Hezbollah's offensive military capabilities must be rendered insignificant before Israel is forced to tackle the Iranian nuclear weapons program appears to have been the loosing argument during emergency deliberations in Tel Aviv today between PM Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ya'alon. 

Accordingly, it appears this evening as though Israel's leadership has opted to wage full-scale war in the near future with a nuclear-armed Iran supported by heavily-armed Hezbollah and IRGC forces arrayed in an arc extending across all of Lebanon and western Syria to the Golan rather than neutralize this close proximity threat at the present time when Israel is fully prepared and Iran does not appear ready, willing or able to apply its nascent nuclear capability in the event of the 3rd Lebanon War that was nearly triggered today. 

So, what we're left with is the mind-numbing conclusion that the jihadist Shi'a enemy launched a sophisticated retaliatory ambush and attack against the IDF on Israeli soil that could have caused a third Lebanon war this same jihadist enemy was unprepared to fight? And the government of Israel accepts this premise as a valid argument?

More questions than answers means this is not finished by any means. A major election in Israel is just a few weeks away. Let's see what tomorrow brings.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Global SITREP A7-15: Look What Israel's EROS-B Satellite Found on an Iranian Launch Pad!

Update 27 January 2015:  I believe there is a near certainty that the above image and caption reflect what PM Bibi Netanyahu will say to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, and thus the American people, 36 days from now.  The report below on the Shahab-5 IRBM sitting on a launch pad near Tehran can be seen as the interim step necessary for Iran to take the final step prior to placing a Shahab-6 on that same launch pad. As discussed below, the Shahab-5 provides Iran with the delivery system necessary to strike any target in Europe with a nuclear warhead. The Shahab-6 will provide Iran with the delivery system to strike the continental United States with a nuclear warhead.  
I am of the opinion that it is this reality that PM Netanyahu will express to the American people that has the White House in such a clenched-jaws fury. So furious in fact that the White House has dispatched a crack team of five electioneers whose mission it is to ensure the political defeat of PM Netanyahu in the upcoming Israeli elections. Good luck with that Mr. President, especially if the LORD God has already determined He wants Bibi to remain right where he is, for it is the LORD God who is the Ultimate Authority on whose regime is changed and whose regime remains in power.

23 January 2015:  This past Wednesday Israel's Channel 2 TV aired a report which showed for the first time anywhere in the West a previously unknown and unseen Iranian ballistic missile on a launch pad near Tehran. The above screen-shot image from the Channel 2 TV report was taken by Israel's EROS-B (Earth Remote Observation System - B) commercial satellite. Shortly after the Channel 2 program aired The Times of Israel published this report. I would suggest everyone read the linked report.

Technically speaking (I know you techno geeks out there love this kind of stuff just as much as I do), the EROS-B "bird" captures images of objects on the earth's surface by a technique known as single-pass stereo imaging which is illustrated below.

On a single overhead pass the satellite optics payload takes two high resolution (70cm) images of the earth's surface in a swath that is nominally a 7km by 480 km rectangle. Unless there is cloud cover over the target area the image taken during that single pass is extremely well lit because EROS-B is in a Sun-synchronous orbit about 323 miles in altitude. That's how the image at the top has such clarity and precise measurements of the size of the objects in the image can be known, such as the missile's length being 27 meters (88.5 feet).

I have little doubt that some intelligent folks in Israel got wind that this missile of inter-continental range had been rolled out. In other words, the collection of this specific image of an operational Iranian launch pad sporting a never before seen IRBM upon it was not by accident. I also have little doubt that this image has caused quite a stir in the intelligence community. Iran has commercial satellite launch capabilities, but this missile has a purpose far beyond that.

As just noted, this missile is 88.5 feet in length. That means it is a full 24 feet longer than the Musudan BM-25 provided to Iran by North Korea. The BM-25 is based upon the Russian R-27 submarine-launched ballistic missile. This missile is known to the West as the Iranian Shahab-4. So, what I'm thinking is that this new, much larger and more capable missile has to be the nomenclatured but never before seen Iranian Shahab-5. Make no mistake, the Shahab-5 is a strategic weapon system that has been designed to deliver a high-yield nuclear warhead.

The Shahab-5 has long been assessed to be an under-development Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) that is in a class which includes the Red Chinese DF-4 (CSS-3) IRBM. In fact, this missile looks like a Chinese DF-4 in many respects, albeit much more technologically advanced than the 1980's era DF-4. This class of IRBM has a range of well over 2,900 miles and is designed to deliver a single 4,800 lb nuclear warhead. A warhead of that size would have a theoretic yield of approximately 2 Megatons. So, with this Shahab-5 IRBM launched from this pad near Tehran the Ayatollah could vaporize London, Madrid or any other selected major European capital city shortly after launch.

Interestingly enough, I have archived Western military assessments published during the mid-1990s Clinton era stating that Iran would achieve this capability not later than 2015. And here it is! While I can't hardly wait to hear what PM Netanyahu will say to the US Congress on March 3, I hope he doesn't wait much longer to do what needs to be done.

Global SITREP A5-15: Israel Strikes Hezbollah and Iranian Qods Force Troops in Syria

CRITICAL UPDATE 27 January 2015: Yesterday the Iranian Parliament gave its rubber-stamp approval to the regimes expressed intention to expand war operations (i.e. open a new war front) against Israel in Judea and Samaria (i.e. the West Bank, the Jewish homeland). This is intent to kinetically expand the war against Israel into Judea and Samaria is in addition to what IRGC Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, declared before 208 Iranian MPs would be a military operation executing "a particular work specifically in retaliation and revenge for the incident that happened in in the Golan Heights, near Quneitra." One can readily surmise from this statement that Iran intends to launch a decapitation strike against the senior ranks of the Israel Defense Forces.

General Salami also declared that the U.S. strategy in Iraq has failed, including the drive to have the existing Shi'a-led Iraqi government give the Sunni population a proportional role and direct representation; that the U.S.-led coalition of 60 countries (Operation Inherent Resolve) against the Islamic State has failed, and that the successful Houthi (Shi'a) revolt against the U.S.-backed government in Yemen are all victories for the Islamic Republic of Iran. For its part the Iranian Parliament's intent was made clear by Mohammad Hassan Asafari who announced legislation authorizing the enrichment of uranium to 60% should the U.S. Congress pass legislation increasing sanctions against Iran.

The final announcement made yesterday was that an ongoing Shi'a revolution will topple the government (Constitutional Monarchy) of the U.S.-backed Kingdom of Bahrain under Sunni Muslim King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa. Bahrain has long been the headquarters of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet Headquarters and operations in the Gulf.

Assessment: One would have to willingly dismiss these world-world realities, as U.S. President Barack Obama apparently has, to not understand that the Islamic Republic of Iran is operating in a state of war (jihad) against the United States of America; the State of Israel; the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the now overthrown Republic of Yemen and several other U.S. allies in the region. In the absence of a credible and deterrent American policy for the entire Middle East region (see map above) at the start of 2015, the newly crowned King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel cannot afford to wait much longer to resolutely take military action against the Iranian war machine being brought against them on several fronts.

Iranian mourners carry a portrait of Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a commander of the Islamic republic's Revolutionary Guards killed in an Israeli air strike on the weekend on Syria, during his funeral procession in Tehran on January 21, 2015. (Photo credit: AFP/ATTA KENARE)

25 January 2015: In light of the action which eternally dispatched a dozen IRGC and Hezbollah commanders, General Ali Allahdadi and Jihad Mughniyeh in particular, the glaring absence of any statement or appearance of IRGC Qods Force (IRGC-QF) Commander General Qasem Soleimani must be accounted as a confirmation of reports earlier this month of a reported nearly successful assassination attempt of the commander by Islamic State forces in Iraq. The entire upper echelon of the IRGC officer corps are now on record making public pronouncements on the death of General Allahdadi - except for Qasem Soleimani. 

There is one report in Iranian media which indicates he led the Ziarat-e Ashura prayer at Allahdadi's funeral service in Tehran. However, that report may well be Iranian disinformation because a similar report on the funeral in The Times of Israel makes no specific mention of this key function in the service or even of Soleimani's physical presence. An AFP photographer Atta Kenare was present at the service, but not one image of Soleimani is among the many taken by him, such as the above image and several others published in the ToI article.

As an aside, the ever increasing number of senior Iranian officers becoming KIA statistics in Iraq and Syria is becoming quite pronounced, especially now with the addition to this list of 12 more by the Israeli Hellfire. The most that Iran has done in response thus far is to burn Israeli flags on the streets of Tehran.

Image: An Israel Defense Forces. IAF AH-64D 'Seraph' poised on a
hilltop during June 2011 exercises in Greece with the Hellenic Air Force.

22 January 2015: Even though Israel's leadership did not have the real-time intel to know who was in those cars on Sunday... God did! Whatever may come in the aftermath of this critical event God knows, He has known it from before the foundation of the earth. I believe this event was an appointed warning of even greater judgments imminently coming upon those whose hatred and evil intent towards Israel, and the God of Israel whom they currently do not know, knows no bounds.

Mr. Netanyahu, leaders of Israel's government: you must recognize the hand of of the LORD your God, the God of all Israel, has moved against your enemies. Asaph's prophetic prayer, "Keep Thou not silence, O God; hold not Thy peace, and be not still, O God," (Psalm 83:1) is being answered before your eyes. "Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in His goodness. Otherwise, thou also shalt be cut off." (Romans 11:22) Look to Him, He alone is the salvation of all Israel.

20 January 2015: I do not believe for a microsecond that anyone in the Israeli civilian government, military or intelligence apparatus knew beforehand that IRGC Qods Force General Mohammed Ali Allahdadi, or Iranian Colonel Ali Reza al-Tabatabai, the commander of IRGC-Lebanon Radwan Brigade, or Commander Mohammed Issa of the Hezbollah forces in Iraq and Syria would accompany Jihad Mughniyeh and Abbas Hijazi on their inspection tour of the Golan front. I believe that the entire upper echelon of the Israeli government were stunned to the point of ashen white faces upon learning that their approved preemptive strike had also killed these senior Iranian officers. I believe Iran sent these officers to accompany Jihad Mughniyeh in the belief that Israel would not dare strike due to their presence. As the saying goes, no battle plan, however well conceived, survives first contact with the enemy, and especially when the command element does not have real-time intelligence to fail-safe or abort a strike in-progress.

19 January 2015: Yesterday, just a tad over 100 miles to the south of the underground Iranian WMD site exposed in SITREP A4, the IAF executed an airborne strike against a very high profile set of targets in the vicinity of Mazra'at Amal village near Al-Quneitra, Syria.  One or more of the IAF's upgraded AH-64D 'Seraph,' (AH-64D Apache Longbow) attack helicopters, like the example seen in the image above, may well have been the platform(s) which launched the deadly precision strike. 

This strike resulted in the annihilation of a supposedly covert convoy of three cars transporting a total of 12 Hezbollah and Iranian Qods Force terrorist commanders who were on an inspection tour just prior to the launching of a massive Hezbollah/Qods Force attack on IDF forces on the Golan Heights.  This strike force was led by the now deceased Jihad Mughniyeh, only son of the late Hezbollah master-terrorist Imad Fayez "Hajj" Mughniyeh, and a Hezbollah senior commander taken under a nurturing wing of Iran's Qods Force commander General Qasem Soleimani. Jihad Mughniyeh spent much of his young life growing up in Tehran, Iran, and like his father was a dedicated agent of the Islamic Republic of Iran regime of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Appropriately, the 12 Iranian/Hezbollah terrorists were dispatched into their eternities by American-made AGM-114 Hellfire missiles.

NOTE: The AH-64D Apache Longbow is the same attack helicopter that in one of its first official actions of 2009 the newly-minted Obama Administration had sought to keep out of Israel's possession but approved for immediate delivery to the short-lived Muslim Brotherhood terrorist government that was ruling Egypt under the leadership of Mohamed Morsi. The Obama Administration's objection to Israel having these helicopters was that Israel might use them against HAMAS and other Palestinian Islamic terrorists.

 AH-64D Seraph: One very bad bird of prey

My initial reaction yesterday to reports this heliborne strike was one of skepticism in considering that attack choppers are not exactly stealthy, they can be heard on the approach and alert an enemy from a considerable distance. Then I realized that Israeli intelligence activities almost certainly provided the necessary foreknowledge of the arrival of the convoy. Israel was able set the conditions under which this engagement on the battlefield would occur. This foreknowledge allowed the IDF to preposition the AH-64D Seraph's for an ambush, as suggested by the image at the top. Once the target convoy vehicles had placed themselves within range of the Hellfire missile (550 yards to a few miles), the Seraph's would simply pop-up from their hillside ambush positions, achieve laser and millimeter-wave guidance lock-on and the 1,000 mph Hellfire's would take care of the business at hand. The terrorists in the supposedly covert convoy never knew what hit them a second or two later.

At this time there is some question in Israel about when and how an Iranian retaliation could occur, with most pundits believing that Iran will not authorize a large-scale response. I consider this to be wishful thinking, and wishful thinking never won any war. The Israeli media pundits ignore the fact that it was a large-scale attack against the IDF that was the objective of the senior leaders just eliminated on the battlefield. Once a competent commander is available to take charge of the enemy forces already in position there would not be much to stop a retaliation. There is little doubt a large-scale Iranian/Hezbollah retaliation would trigger a war, and perhaps the war yet to occur as foretold in Isaiah 17 and Joshua 13.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Global SITREP A6-15: Russia Continues the Invasion of Eastern Ukraine

22 January 2015: Russia continues its military invasion of the Ukraine with very recent developments being the focus yesterday of Bill Gertz' "Inside the Ring" column at The Washington Times. Here's a quote of the column's first two paragraphs:

"Russian military forces are crossing into eastern Ukraine in larger numbers, according to Phillip A. Karber, a Georgetown University professor currently on a fact-finding tour of the region.

“Things are really heating up — five Russian armored task forces crossed the border in last 60 hours, a force of about 75 main battle tanks, 100 infantry fighting vehicles, 100 other armored vehicles and fifty artillery systems,” said Mr. Karber, also head of the Potomac Foundation."

However, despite the pure military information conveyed regarding the number of new Russian brigades and numbers of heavy armored vehicles within them that have crossed into Ukraine on the side of the rebels, it was the above image at the head of the column that caught my attention. Specifically, its the flag on the rear of the Russian 122mm self-propelled howitzer (2S1 Gvozdika) in the above image. This image was taken by Associated Press photographer Mstyslav Chernov on Wednesday, 21 January near Slovyanoserbsk in central Luhansk Oblast (Eastern Ukraine).
This flag closely resembles the design of Confederate battle flags of the US Civil War era, such as General Robert E. Lee's "Army of Northern Virginia" or the "Army of Tennessee," and that "southern" aspect may have been an inspiration behind the design of this flag (this is southern Ukraine after all), but that would be the dead-end of any resemblances. 
This is the adopted flag of the new country this invasion and dismemberment of Ukraine by Russian forces is intended to create. This is the flag of "New Russia." While you may have seen references in news reports last spring about the rebel forces fighting for something called the Donetsk People's Republic, all that had changed as of last May at the first congress in the city of Donetsk when the state of "New Russia" was announced.

The Crest of "New Russia"

The intent of this invasion is to seize the entirety of southern Ukraine, from our NATO ally Romania's border in the West to Kharkiv on the Russian Federation border in the East, for incorporation into this "New Russia." Politically, the founders of New Russia are Russian nationalists and extremists; neo-Nazi's, fascists and virulent anti-Semites. Their political platform is Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf on steroids, and their ultimate goal, with the resurgent Russian Federation military doing the heavy combat lifting, is the creation of a vast "Eurasian Empire" to "save the people's of Russia from degeneration and outside attack."

So, here we have a Russian self-propelled artillery unit disguised as a "New Russia" self-propelled artillery unit in maneuver towards a fighting position in Eastern Ukraine against the Ukrainian Army defending its own sovereign soil. The deeper "Gog" sends his troops into this war against Ukraine the deeper the Lord's hooks will go dragging them out of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal to their deaths on the mountains of Israel in the not-too-distant future.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Global SITREP A4-15: The Nuclear Axis of Evil

14 January 2015: On Sunday, 11 January the English-language website DerSpiegel Online International posted an article by Erick Follath which detailed the Syrian nuclear weapons program beginning with the plutonium reactor site (Al-Kibar) destroyed by Israel during Operation Orchard in September 2007 and concluded with claims of collected intelligence evidence from 2009 to the present regarding a continuing nuclear weapons program in Syria along the Lebanese border at a location just 4 km to the west from the area of Zaita Lake and Al-Qusayr, Syria and an even shorter distance from Qasr, Lebanon. The above image is of this area, but to view it in the real-world orientation one must rotate this image clockwise by 90 degrees so that it stands on end and the large light-colored crescent shape is open to the left. 

Israel Matzav published an article on this Al-Qusayr WMD site yesterday indicating it is actually not a Syrian project but an Iranian project. More importantly, Israel Matzav reported this suspected nuclear weapons site was a subject brought up during the U.S. State Department's daily Monday morning briefing. Quoting Israel Matzav:  

"Disturbingly, spokeswoman Marie Harf said that the United States did not plan to raise the issue in the Iranian nuclear talks, claiming that those talks only deal with Iran's nuclear capabilities and not with Syria's." 
Really? Israel Matzav appropriately illustrates the State Department's patently ridiculous leftist Clintonista refrain of "What difference does it make..." as infamously screeched by Mrs. Clinton during the Benghazi hearings. It is no small wonder therefore to understand how it is that the United States Government has never been able to connect the hidden-in-plain-sight dots existent between the North Korean nuclear weapons program (which is well into the process of perfecting a miniaturized and operational nuclear warhead) and the Iranian nuclear weapons program, or between the North Korean and the Syrian nuclear weapons programs. Axis of evil, anyone? The failure of the latter dot connection exercise is probably due to the fact that those rascals in Israel obliterated the Al-Kibar nuclear evidence before our spooky sleuths could fully analyze it. And even if they did, they would more than likely issue a National Defense Intelligence Estimate (NDIE) assessing that the joint Syrian-North Korean-Iranian nuclear weapons program went into hiatus three years ago.

Getting back to the real world, the above image is a zoomed which the at the top image identified as "Underground facility." This image also requires a clockwise 90 degree rotation for a true, real-world north-south orientation.  I have also been quietly watching and waiting since May 2013 for PM Netanyahu to authorize the IAF to strike this site, even though I know full well that means waiting for an Obama "green means go" light that is likely never to be illuminated. To Obama the color green means Islam. 

Anyway, I discovered this same site after a hint of its existence was made by an Israeli report published at the time of the second battle of Al-Qusayr (May '13). The Israeli report spoke of a newly discovered tunnel complex in the hills and mountains along this part of the Lebanese-Syrian frontier. Not only was I able to locate this site by "flying" a Goggle Earth reconnaissance mission, but I located yet another facility inside Syrian territory which is located perhaps a stone's throw from the above site. The only problem here is that the only paved road access to it comes from inside Lebanon. And there's the smoking gun evidence that these are Iranian IRGC run operations in a very remote portion of the Lebanon-Syria border.

Still waitin' for Bibi to "git'r'done."

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Global SITREP A3-15: Osbsession - Radical Islam's War Against The West

10 January 2015: This film was made by the Clarion Project a few years ago. Given recent events it has once again become essential viewing by every human being currently living in the West. For that reason I am embedding the one-hour version here as Global SITREP A3-15.Your education begins now.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Global SITREP A2-15: First Intel Briefing for 2015

UPDATE 8 January 2015: I feel compelled to say again what I have stated many times in the past. The word Islam is an Arabic word and its meaning is submission. Period. That meaning is in the sense of total surrender to the alleged god of the submitters, and whom they refer to as Al-Lah (the God), their so-called prophet, plus the Qur'an and Ahadith (sayings attributed to him). In the Islamic perspective there are only two places in which human beings live on this earth. Dar al-Islam, the Land of Islam, and Dar al-Harb, the Land of War. Now you know why what happened in New York City on February 26, 1998; September 11, 2011, as well as in Washington DC and Shanksville PA on that same day; in Madrid, Spain on 11 March 2004; in London, UK on 7 July, 2005, and in Paris, France and several thousand other locales all over the world. These are not "terrorist acts" per se; they are instead acts of war, military assaults in the capital cities of non-Muslim countries which will continue to occur simply because Islam has been at war with everything non-Islamic since its inception 1,400 years ago. These acts of war will stop only when Islam ceases to exist. 

One more thing to know. According to Islamic Law (Sharia Jurisprudence) no enemy can be attacked unless that enemy is warned ahead of time that the attack will occur. The warning of an attack is known as a fatwa. There is no such thing as a sneak attack in the Islamic or Qur'anic Concept of War. So why is it the governments of Western countries refuse to acknowledge these long established facts irregardless of how many acts of war are committed against them by Islam?

Exactly how many enemy Islamic soldiers, jihadists, are living right now in our cities, towns and rural communities? Do you know? Do you care?

6 January 2015: I have two point five (2.5) new and very interesting intel updates to write about in this update.

First off, it is now pretty much public and common knowledge that Israel's national intelligence apparatus has long had and still probably has the Iranian Hezbollah in Lebanon by the proverbial "family jewels."  So thorough is the Israeli penetration and compromise of Hezbollah that one of the terrorist group's highest ranking officials, a man who was responsible for executing Iranian-Hezbollah revenge attacks against Israel over the untimely death-by-carbomb of their terrorist-in-chief Imad Fayez Mughniyeh, was himself an Israeli double agent. How awesome is that?! Unfortunately he was discovered. However, a good look into the unmasking of Israel's spy was openly reported in Lebanon's prime newspaper, The Daily Star, on 19 December 2014. In the report it is learned that Israel's spy, Mohammed Shawraba, was the chief of Hezbollah's, and thus Iran's IRGC Qods Force proxy, the External Operations Unit. Click on the link while its still working and you'll get a good look into Iranian terrorism on foreign soil and new intel that reveals Hezbollah to be a bloated proxy terrorist army filled to the gills with opportunists, careerists and big-time apostates from the purist Shi'a Twelver jihadi mantra the Iranians would like us to believe they have at their beck and call. Make no mistake, the coming prophetic war against Hezbollah will be violent and very bloody, but the outcome is prophetically assured precisely as it is written in Joshua 13.

And while we're on the subject of Iran, here's a tidbit from The which illustrates just how completely out of touch secular Judaism is with Israel's ancient prophets since this news article (Iran's Plan to Wreak Havoc on Israel With Missiles) is directly related to Jeremiah 49:34-39. Of course Jeremiah's soon to be fulfilled prophecy is completely ignored by the article as one would expect of secular media, Jewish or not.

Next item...

Could these be the doomed soldiers under Gog of Magog's command per Ezekiel 38/39? If an article published yesterday on's Compass blog is correct, we could very well be looking at an image of some of Gog of Magog's troops in a pre-invasion muster formation. The article is entitled "Coming Soon: The Russian Foreign Legion" and is well worth reading if you are as interested in looking at eschatological issues before they occur in the real-world as I am. Here is a what I found to be a rather chilling, goose-bump laden excerpt from the article which I think very accurately describes the ethnic make-up of Gog of Magog's military forces precisely as foretold by Ezekiel:
"Russia's military involvement in Eastern Ukraine currently consists of soldiers and mercenaries from far-flung federal republics such as Chechnya, as well as Ukrainian citizens who are ethnic Russians and wish to support Moscow's efforts to create pro-Russian political entities in the Donbas region. If Ukraine is to serve as a model of Russia's new mode of hybrid warfare, combining special forces and regular military personnel with "rebel" or "militia" formations in areas Moscow deems militarily important, it should be logical to assume that numerous volunteers could be recruited for other such missions. Which brings Russia to the next logical step in its emerging military strategy: allowing foreigners to serve in the Russian armed forces. The main criterium for such service is knowledge of the Russian language"
Does that get you excited about Bible prophecy and eschatology in the very present here and now? If so, use the link, there's more for you to read!

2 January 2015: Hardly a day into the new year and there's intel aplenty indicating significant battles of ongoing wars in nations of the Middle East and North Africa with direct prophetic implications will soon be joined.

In Biblical Puwt (Libya) the February to October 2011 rebellion which ousted and caused the death of the late Libyan dictator Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi has festered and blossomed into a full-blown war between the formerly victorious Islamists in Tripoli (western Libya) and an elected Parliament in Tobruk (eastern Libya). The Islamists, known by their new name, Libya Dawn, are internationally supported by Turkey and Qatar, yet find themselves on the defensive in all sectors of the ongoing war. Their enemy are the former al-Qaddafi troops and secular militias led by General Khalifa Haftar who fight for the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) and which is internationally supported by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In Libyan coastal cities and towns from the Tunisian border eastwards to Tobruk dozens of battles have raged which have recently left HoR forces in a superior military position, one strong enough to allow for an imminent invasion and conquest of Tripoli between now and February 2015. This war almost certainly will determine the victor who will emerge and be consigned to fulfill the deadly prophecy of Ezekiel 38:5 linked above, as well as that of Daniel 11:43.

In Syria the dead and injured in that country's civil war has reached 1 million (800,000 injured; 200,000 killed) among all sides, and the financial loss is rapidly approaching $50 billion among all nations participating in the inter-Islamic slaughter. With this war about to be ramped up considerably through external agencies, these current totals may well be doubled or tripled within a year or so. The prophetic fulfillment of Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27 has never been closer than it appears at the start of 2015.

Across Europe a distinct blowback to the Islamization reportedly occurring in many countries has recently emerged. In Dresden, Germany each and every Monday there are numbers of citizens, many of them Christians, rapidly approaching 20,000 who peacefully march in protest against "the Islamization of the West." This "We are the people" movement is known by its acronym PEDIGA (Patriotische Europäer Gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes or Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West). Not surprisingly, the current German Chancellor Angela Merkel, formerly of the Communist East German Stasi (secret police) and Agitprop (communist youth propaganda), took to the air New Years Eve on German television to denounce these protestors as racists driven by hatred. Mrs. Merkel has much in common with the current American president, and she will soon witness demonstrations such as the image below illustrates of not just 20,000 individuals, but of 100,000 or more per event in cities across the nation.

The anti-Islam movement is growing in leaps and bounds across Europe, from the Czech Republic to France. In 2015 I think we can reasonably expect anti-Islamic blowback to become as acute as it is becoming in Germany. Did you know that on New Years Eve as world media focused its attention on fireworks celebrations in various capitals and cities of importance little more than passing mention was made of the nearly 1,000 privately owned automobiles that were torched by marauding gangs of Muslims all over the French Republic. This was an encore presentation of Islamic barbarism in France as a similar number of cars were torched this time last year by Muslims. Perhaps "blowback" is too mild of a term for what is coming in Europe.

Current events will, as they have in the past, continue to proactively shape the world into the configuration that will exist for the literal fulfillment of the Lord's prophetic word. Events during the year 2015 can be expected to begin to expedite these real-time processes.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Global SITREP A1-15: Ecclesiastes 9

1 January 2015: I'm going to start off this new year with the entire chapter of Ecclesiastes 9 (NKJV) simply because I had barely asked the Lord what to lead off with when He placed this chapter directly in front of me, as if to say, "post this." So I shall.

For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. People know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them. All things come alike to all:
One event happens to the righteous and the wicked;
To the good, the clean, and the unclean;
To him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice.
As is the good, so is the sinner;
He who takes an oath as he who fears an oath.
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: that one thing happens to all. Truly the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead. But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
For the living know that they will die;
But the dead know nothing,
And they have no more reward,
For the memory of them is forgotten.
Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished;
Nevermore will they have a share
In anything done under the sun.
Go, eat your bread with joy,
And drink your wine with a merry heart;
For God has already accepted your works.
Let your garments always be white,
And let your head lack no oil.
Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun.
10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.
11 I returned and saw under the sun that—
The race is not to the swift,
Nor the battle to the strong,
Nor bread to the wise,
Nor riches to men of understanding,
Nor favor to men of skill;
But time and chance happen to them all.
12 For man also does not know his time:
Like fish taken in a cruel net,
Like birds caught in a snare,
So the sons of men are snared in an evil time,
When it falls suddenly upon them.

Wisdom Superior to Folly

13 This wisdom I have also seen under the sun, and it seemed great to me: 14 There was a little city with few men in it; and a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great snares around it. 15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that same poor man.
16 Then I said:
“Wisdom is better than strength.
Nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised,
And his words are not heard.
17 Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard
Rather than the shout of a ruler of fools.
18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war;
But one sinner destroys much good.”

May the Lord Jesus Christ bless and keep you and yours in whatever 2015 may present. May the will of the Father be done in all things. Amen. Marana'tha!