Friday, February 27, 2015

Global SITREP B2-15: Just Some Odds and Ends on Prophecy, War, and China

27 February 2015: I know this is an inherently dangerous thing to do, but I've been thinking, or rather, I've had thoughts come to me that I've had to consider fully. Here are a few of them.

What if the prophecy of Ezekiel 38/39, commonly known as the 'War of Gog/Magog,' and the prophecy of Jeremiah 49-34-39, commonly known as 'Judgment on Elam' were the Lord's prophetic warning about the same event. What if Ezekiel was given the full prophetic picture the Lord wants us to know about in advance and Jeremiah 49:34-39 gives us the detailed picture that is simply a single verse found in Ezekiel 39:6a

"And I will send fire on Magog and on those who dwell securely in the coastlands, and they shall know that I am the LORD."

What if those coastlands are the 1,520 miles of the Iranian coast a great portion of which was ancient Elam, on the northern side of the Persian Gulf. Prior to having this thought come to me I had thought that Iran would be militarily reduced through a brief but violent event such as Jeremiah has prophesied. Now as we move closer to the actual prophetic events it appears to me that they might both me with respect to the same prophetic event.

Most interpretations of Ezekiel 38/39 do not hold to a view where human armies and weapons destroy the confederation of Gog's allies who fall upon the mountains of Israel. No, on the contrary the prevailing interpretation is that God Himself directly intervenes here in order to reveal Himself to Israel as their Savior and magnify and sanctify Himself before the nations of the world. 

What if there is a direct connection between these two verses where the Lord is speaking: 

"Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand, and cause the arrows to fall out of your right hand." Ezekiel 39:3

"Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the foremost of their might." Jeremiah 49:35
In context and in literal similarities, the possible connection here of these prophecies is something to be considered.

 Highway 8 north of Kuwait City, February 1991

The next item is not so much a thought as it is a realization: despite the fact that US, British and other allies in the Middle East are attacking Islamic State targets in both Syria and Iraq, these are mere pinpricks. This so-called "Coalition" is not truly waging war against the Islamic State. 

If the Coalition, led by the US and the UK were truly waging war against the Islamic State, then we would be seeing and hearing about sustained strikes against Islamic State targets by B-52, B1 and B2 bombers reaching out and touching them with napalm, fuel-air explosives (FAEs) and very heavy ordnance as was done by a real Coalition during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; the desert highways in territory held by the Islamic State would look like Highway 8 running north out of Kuwait City in 1991.  

Remember when the feared Iraqi Army of Saddam Hussein was surrendering to unarmed journalists and photographers and anyone passing by? That's what happens when your the enemy in open desert being fed a 'shock and awe' daily diet of heavy Coalition ordnance coming out of a clear blue sky and no amount of prayers to a false god can save you. That was war back then. This is a PR sham now.

 The Middle East circa Asaph's time of 1000 BC

About Psalm 83, there are also some new interpretive thoughts swirling around. I am starting to think that the final action of this ongoing might not be as the first actions were in 1948, '67 and '73 that involved the armies of nation states such as Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt with support from 8 or 9 others.  I'm thinking the final action will be about a confederated act of war that involves large formations of Islamic Jihadists attacking from Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Sinai. A confederation that is, more or less, what we know right now as the Islamic State. 

I've never been comfortable with the notion that Assur in Psalm 83:8 is a reference to modern-day Syria. As most know by now I believe this Assur literal in the text and refers to the area of Assur in Asaph's time, seen in the above image as circular purple-colored area; what was referred to during Operation Iraqi Freedom as "The Sunni Triangle." In 1076 BC the great Assyrian Empire collapsed after Tiglath-Pileser I's death, swiftly crumbling and falling backwards into a rump state where it had originated. The map above directly correlates to the period when Asaph lived and wrote Psalms.

Also seen in the map image above is the land inhabited by Israel at this same time in a light purple on both side of the Dead Sea. This is the Israel and the region that Asaph knew and is very likely how the Psalm 83 prophecy was framed. Arameans at this time controlled wide swaths of territory from Aram-Damascus eastwards to the modern-day Saudi Arabian border at the head of the Persian Gulf. Look closely and  this territory almost resemble what the territory of the Islamic State look like today, give or take a wilayat or two.

The peoples and locations named by Asaph is Psalm 83:6-8 closely resemble in the physical and ideological sence what we see today in these same places controlled by Islamic jihadism in Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza, Sinai and with some strength coming to them from the Islamic State heartland of ancient Assur. 

Welcome to the new China

This segment of SITREP B2-15 takes us to the new China. Not the China we often and normally think of in the fearful terms of the "kings of the East" per the prophecies of The Revelation of Jesus Christ (more on that below). This is the new China that is rising up in leaps and bounds from within the Communist state founded by Mao Zedong. This is the China in which Father, Son and Holy Spirit are resident in Beijing! 

I must first graciously thank our Brother-in-Christ, Lawrence of India, for sending me the research that I joyously poured through and then digested in order to write this long-planned segment. Brother Lawrence is an India-born academic who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Madras, Chennai, India, and is the Associate Professor of Strategic Studies and International Relations at Madras Christian College as well as being the Adjunct Research Fellow at the former Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, now known as Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Thank you Lawrence!

Let's go the the video tape!

Some facts: The current conservative estimate is that there are 80 million born-again Christians, and that is a very, very conservative estimation because the evidence for a much larger number is found in the fact that China is being transformed before our eyes, and this change is transforming the global balance of power. As Lawrence has told me, there is a "silent revolution" occurring in China these days. As each week passes by thousands upon thousands of Chinese are confessing Jesus as their Lord and Savior; the sheer numbers of our new born-again brethren are increasing exponentially and will likely reach or exceed 160 million in a very few years. They say that by 2030, should we get to that year, China will be the largest Christian nation on earth. This is not to say that Communist persecution does not exist, it does, but the persecution is a symptom of the exponential growth that the control freaks in Being have feared for some time. But this also may be changing for the better very rapidly as well.

Did you know that the city of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province is the largest Bible-producing city on planet earth? Did you also know that the current communist government of China proudly boasts of this fact! What the Chinese government is also proud to reports is that 49 million of the 69 million Bibles produced in a year are for the Chinese market - in China. Nanjing also produces Bibles in 80 different languages destined for use in 70 different countries around the world.  Here's another inescapable fact: there are more born-again Christians in China then there are members of the Communist Party. Tell me the atheist founders of modern China would not be rolling in their graves were that possible!

Yes, they would be, but then again, they would not recognize the China of today. The 40th anniversary of Mao's death rolls around on 9 September 2016. In those forty years China has transformed from an impoverished agrarian nation of about 800 million to an industrial market capitalized nation of 1.4 billion people. A little over a decade ago a Chinese government economist did a study of market economies with and without churches. The author of that study marveled during coast to coast on a tour of America and wondered about what was the key difference between the most prosperous material civilization in the history of human society and the China that he knew. After apples to apples comparisons in all categories imaginable the Chinese economist realized that America's strength, it's economic miracles and blessings rested in that fact that America was a nation of people of faith in God. The difference between China and America lie in the respective absence and presence of churches across the entire land of each. The economist realized that market economies and active churches filled with people of faith were at the heart of American success, and for China to repeat that success the answer was obvious.

I have always wondered about how in the Book of Revelation, chapter 16 which prophesies about the massive 200-million man army of the 'kings of East' which march westwards across Central Asia towards the River Euphrates which the 6th angel has dried up in preparation for their arrival. As discussed here previously, it is the Antichrist that this massive army from the east marches against. For certain our brethren Bride of Christ in China will be taken in the Harpazo, but it is and will be until that blessed day the rise of the Christian church in China that powers the free market economy making that massive army possible.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Global SITREP E8-14: Another in a Series of Imminent Nuclear Crises with Iran Beckons

The NCRI-US today revealed this clandestine nuclear site known as Lavizan-3

UPDATE  26 February 2015: It took a while, but I managed to locate a .pdf version of the entire NCRI-DC press briefing given in Washington, D.C. this past Tuesday. Click this link to download your own free copy courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon. For those who'd like me to just cut to the details, here goes. 

The 10 pages of this report make clear the following four important items:

1.) The Lavizan-3 nuclear site was not revealed publicly until this week to allow for six full years of intelligence collection, vetting and verification to come to a conclusion.
2.) Three types of advanced centrifuges, IR-2m, IR-3 and IR-4 have been operation at Lavizan-3 for at least 6 years. These are AQ Khan designs received from Red China.
3.) The Kalaye Electric Company, which has always been affiliated with the allegedly peaceful purposes of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, was instrumental in the development of the Lavizan-3 site. An NCRI requested IAEA inspection of a Kalaye Electric Company site in northeastern Tehran turned up Highly Enriched Uranium over 11 years ago (2003).
4.) The Lavizan-3 nuclear site is a parallel nuclear weapons site to the others operated by the IRGC, and is protected by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS). Lavizan-3 is, in fact, disguised as a classified military facility of the MOIS so that on the surface it appears to be unrelated to nuclear activities.

Yesterday, SECSTATE John Kerry was grilled by the U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee and was forced to admit that the the US was aware of Lavizan-3 being a military facility, but that it had not yet been revealed to the Obama Administration as being a secret, parallel nuclear weapons facility. Said Kerry, "...these things are going to have to be resolved as we go forward." We must assume Kerry means to say that the Iranian negotiators will now confess to him face-to-face that once again the NCRI has caught Iran red-handed hiding yet another undeclared nuclear facility. 

These are the same people who believe the American people are still too stupid to understand the fraud that is Obamacare, so what could we possibly understand about the Obama Administration's clandestine negotiations over Iranian nuclear weapons development? It's a good thing for us the current government of Israel and some their regional anti-Iran allies understand these things, otherwise New York City might wake up one morning to find a brand new sun illuminating Midtown, Manhattan. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech before a joint session of Congress early next week is likely to be a humdinger, so send a reminder to your nearest Democrat Senator or Representative it'd be a good idea for him/her to be in attendance. 

24 February 2015:  THUD!!! That's the sound I imagine was heard by the Ayatollahs personal bodyguards today when he was informed of the intelligence released at 10 AM by the NCRI-US (National Council of Resistance of Iran-United States) today in their Washington, D.C. press conference and promptly fell out of his chair.  

Once again, and commencing the 13th year of whistle-blowing on Iranian nuclear weapons activities since 2002, the NCRI-US, and its parent MeK organization, have obtained and released "highly critical" nuclear weapons intelligence obtained from within the Iranian regime. Today's revelation was about the previously unknown and parallel program at the "Lavizan-3" nuclear weapons site (image above right-side) buried deep in a tunnel complex just outside Tehran. Also pictured on the left is a 1-foot thick security door designed to prevent any detection of the activities going on inside the complex of tunnels by foreign intelligence collection efforts. NCRI-US issued an immediate call for the IAEA to demand an inspection of this site.

In his 15 February 2015 comments at the Iranian-American Community Symposium held in Phoenix, Arizona, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani had no idea how prescient his words would be about the utter folly of negotiating with the Iranian Ayatollah and his newest sock-puppet president Rouhani: 

"This is like playing poker with a guy who cheated you twice before. You know who does that? A moron!

Indeed, a moron just like British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was a moron in negotiating directly with Adolf Hitler 77 years ago. World War II erupted just 12 months after he prematurely declared his negotiations resulted in "peace in our time." 

Yet despite this revelation it is doubtful that anything short of a preemptive and thorough military intervention will prevent an Iranian nuclear weapons breakout in the very near-term. However, and possibly as a result of the NCRI-US press conference release this morning, there are again strong indications of joint Israeli-Saudi Arabian preemptive strike planning. (See: Jerusalem Post article "Saudis might help Israel attack Iran in exchange for progress in peace process") There should also be no confusion about the ongoing and directly related joint Iranian-Hezbollah-Syrian armored advance approaching the Golan Heights, as Iran will require a broadened front with which to assault northern Israel when the strike occurs. This maneuvering by all parties represents objects in motion that will stay in motion until the dust settles after the coming conflagration.

22 February 2015: The allegedly secretive negotiations the Obama Administration has been conducting with the Islamic Republic have apparently been compromised. Word is coming from various political sources that Obama's secret offer to the Ayatollah is that the United States will guarantee an Iranian nuclear weapons capability in exchange for Iranian promises that it will use its increased power in concert with the United States to maintain stability in the Middle East Obviously, we understand that the Lord's expressed will as prophesied in Jeremiah 49:34-39 is diametrically opposed to Obama's clear and ongoing betrayal of Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is scheduled to speak before a joint session of the U.S. Congress in 10 days time. There will be fireworks.

24 November 2014: As noted, the feckless EU/E3+3 (P5+1) talks with Iran have failed upon reaching the irrelevant deadline. Another resumption of meaningless negotiations has been scheduled for December 2014 with July 2015 set as the next tentative date for failure. In Israel PM Bibi Netanyahu is being hung out to dry as the Israeli  prime minister who slept while Iran armed itself with nuclear weapons. Indeed, YNet News has published an OpEd datelined 25 November which reiterates the point made in this report's initial bottom line truth-of-the-matter form yesterday: "The Americans and the world powers no longer take Netanyahu (read: Israel) into account."  

Also, as noted in the linked YNet report above, the proverbial "window of opportunity" to strike the Iranian nuclear program is now closed. As I noted to a Bible prophecy author very recently, "Iran's nuclear weapons and the requisite infrastructure for their production are now safely tucked away under millions of tons of mountainous solid rock. Iranians are not stupid, they are adept tacticians and chess masters.  Whatever is left of their original nuclear program sites above ground are red herrings, a set of decoys."  Now we wait to see how the Lord will bring Jeremiah 49:34-39 into fulfillment.

23 November 2014: On Friday, November 14, an open-air sermon was delivered by Ayatollah Ali Movahedi Kermani in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.  Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani is Ayatollah Khamenei's personal representative to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the gatekeepers to Iran's nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems.

In the sermon there was one particular portion that went virtually unreported in the West. This was the portion in which Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani stated that a single Iranian Sejjil-2/3 ballistic missile could hit and raze to the ground Tel Aviv, Haifa and/or all American bases in the region.  This threat is viewed as a possible outcome of the potential total failure of the ongoing P5+1 negotiations with Iran.

This overt threat can assumed to constitute a tacit admission that the two-stage, solid propellant, variable angle-of-launch Sejjil-2/3 missile that has been operational since 2012, has been armed with a nuclear warhead. This is appropriate as the Persian word 'Sejjil' means 'Baked Clay.'  The Sejjil's warhead is reportedly hard to detect upon  re-entry into the atmosphere as it is coated with stealth technology materials and can maneuver away from anti-missile defenses launched at them. The Sejjil can be launched without any pre-launch activity warning associated with other Iranian ballistic missiles. Accordingly, the  Sejjil-2/3 is Iran's first-strike without-warning offensive nuclear weapon that is road mobile on a modified Shahab-3 Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) seen in the image above.

The Order Of Battle (OOB) for these Iranian launch-on-command nuclear-armed missiles therefore includes Tel Aviv, Haifa and all US bases in the region within approximately 1,250 miles of the Sejjil's launch point.

With just hours remaining for a final agreement to be agreed upon between the P5+1 (EU/E3+3) negotiations and the Islamic Republic of Iran there are strong indications that Israel will stand firm in its refusal to abide by any agreement which contains a "sunset clause" which will allow Iran to complete its indigenous nuclear weapons program. Israel may yet preemptively strike Iran as it has previously struck the Iraqi and Syrian nuclear weapons programs.

That this scenario is a potential occurrence at the same time as the IDF's Chief-of-Staff General Benny Gantz is within 100 days of a sunset to his military career; combined with unrestrained Islamic-inspired violence threatening the peace of Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, Israel's system of mass transportation, and much of the rest of the country, is a true nightmare scenario to many observers. A replacement for Gantz is an imperative, but not more so than Iranian nukes or Islamic insurrection terrorizing the entire country.

An Iranian hand in the recent massacre of dual-national Rabbi's in praying in a Jerusalem synagogue through their PFLP-GC terrorist proxy headquartered in Damascus is well-known, as is the unrelenting Iranian attempts to smuggle weapons to jihadists in Judea, Samaria, the Sinai and Gaza. The repeated attempts of  the IRGC to deploy the high-precision Fatah-110 ballistic missile and its 1,100lb warhead (capable of striking Israel's Dimona nuclear complex from southern Lebanon or Syria**) is just that much more gasoline on the fire within Israel's national security apparatus to deal directly with the Iranian Shi'a hojjatieh mullahs. The imperative is to do so before the Sunni jihadists of the Islamic State and their expanding Wilayat (provinces) are able to cross directly onto Israel from all directions. (**Imagine a Fateh-110 fired by Hezbollah from inside Syria and that missile making a successful strike on Dimona. The future existence of Damascus might then be measured in tens of minutes.)

The onus is on Israel to act because the Western negotiations with Iran, even at the most basic level, do not factor in the least of Israel's national security requirements. Jeremiah 49:34-39 may be closer than anyone realizes.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Global SITREP B1-15: More Indications and Warnings of the Fast Approaching 70th Week

UPDATED 21 FEBRUARY 2015: The title of this SITREP has been updated and so is the content to be updated. In my studies I noticed a parallel of indicator (signs) prophecies in Jesus' Olivet Discourse and Paul's prophetic discourse in Romans 11. I have read these verses hundreds of times and written about them separately. The thing here is they should be linked together directly because they speak to the exact same End Times sign (Indication and Warning).

In Jesus discourse on the Mount of Olives the 21st chapter of Luke records our Lord repeating Gabriel's prophecy recorded in Daniel 9:26b but adding a significant detail. In verses 20 through 24 where the Lord is speaking about the near future of that generation when the armies of the Flavian Dynasty of the Roman Empire would lay siege to and destroy the city of Jerusalem and the Temple. 

As we all know this part of the prophecy was fulfilled in 70 AD. But now we fast forward to the present, 27 generations later, and our looking to the complete fulfillment of the prophecy during this current generation.

In Luke 21:24 Jesus carries this prophecy forward in great detail to describe the beginning of the dispersion of Israel to all the nations of the world, and then He says, "And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled." 

In Romans 11 Paul's prophesy is about the time in the our near future when Israel's spiritual blindness will be removed thereby allowing Israel to recognize and receive Jesus as the true Messiah. The Holy Spirit had Paul specify that time as being when "the fulness of the Gentiles has come in." 

Let's define what is meant by "the times of the Gentiles" and "the fulness of the Gentiles."  Jerusalem was Jewish until the four Imperial Roman legions explicitly fulfilled Gabriel's prophecy of Daniel 9:26b. This is where "the times of the Gentiles commenced," with the word times (Greek: kairos) carrying the meaning of a measurable but limited amount of time, now approaching its 1,945th year. The fulness (Greek: plērōma) carrying the meaning of a completed complement or number of Gentiles, both dead and living, in the Bride of Christ.

The implication here is that we are presently at a point in the times of the Gentiles where the inclusion of the proverbial "last Gentile" grafted in as the "branches of the holy root" (Romans 11:16-18) is a known unknown number. It is a number known only to God; but it's nearness to completion is currently unknown by us, yet we know it is near, "even at the door."

18 February 2015: As Israel stands ready to receive a significant winter storm tomorrow, there is a more prophetically significant front approaching - a return to Eretz Israel of the remainder of the Lord's chosen people still in diaspora. Recent events in Europe with Islamic State terrorists deliberately hunting down Jews in France, Denmark and else where in Europe. PM Netanyahu recently made a plea for Jews in Europe to make aliyah in a "mass immigration" and return to Eretz Israel. 

Some in Europe, the scene of the holocaust of the Jews in the decade prior to Israel's prophetic rebirth as a nation, have taken offense to Bibi's call. President Hollande of France in particular suggested the call for aliyah was "an insult" to Europe's Jews. President Hollande could not be more hopelessly wrong because Jewish aliyah to Israel over the past 70 years is the literal fulfillment of Bible prophecy. And it will only increase in the days and months ahead.

At present there are right around 1.7 million Jews living in Europe, half of them living in France (580K) and England (350K), and the rest predominantly in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Hungary, Holland, Belgium and Italy.  Across the pond here in the good ol' USA there are five times as many Jews as there are in Europe: a whopping 8.3 million -- which is even more than than in Israel. In Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Australia there's another 1 million. That's a very rough grand total of 11 million Jews who remain living in diaspora but who will one day soon make aliyah to join their roughly 7.8 million brethren already living in the covenant land God promised to them.

Many times have I cited Isaiah 11:14 as being directly linked to the prophecy of Psalm 83. However, did you know that Isaiah 11:10-11 are two of the key verses which also prophetically speak to the global aliyah of Jews immediately prior to the final engagements of the Psalm 83 war? The same is true for Ezekiel 28 where the chapter commences with the woes to come for Lebanon (see: Joshua 13) it concludes with the prophetic words of verses 25 and 26:

“When I have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. And they will dwell safely there, build houses, and plant vineyards; yes, they will dwell securely, when I execute judgments on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God.”
And this aliyah will happen not because Bibi Netanyahu has called for it, or the President of France is against it, but because the LORD God has said it will happen because He will do it.  And it will happen before the 70th Week the angel Gabriel prophesied to Daniel about (Daniel 9:24-27) becomes a reality of literally fulfilled prophecy in the very near future.

I believe Him, literally.

Global SITREP A10-15: America Under Duress

Update 21 February 2015: If there was any doubt about the accuracy of what has been stated in this Eschatology Today blog post, then I would hope that what former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has publicly burst forth with regarding our president will have buttressed the point that this nation has arrived at a critical juncture. A juncture such as this can also be referred to as "the breaking point"  between the "life and death" of this constitutional republic.

Even though many on the left and even some centrists are now in a virtual vapor lock over Giuliani's public statements, the fact remains that they are reacting as they are simply because the former mayor has told the brutal truth in saying, "He doesn’t love you. He doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up: To love this country.”  Kudos to Rudy Giuliani for saying what needed to be said when it needed to be said. And its better late than never that he said what he has said. 

The only question now is, will this make a difference in the short-term? I don't care about the long-term simply because the Lord's prophetic word settled that issue long ago and its irrevocable. What concerns me is the here and now short-term and the tangible effects these things will have on our lives and how the words of Proverbs 24 and Ephesians 6:10-18 are powerfully resonating.

6 February 2015:  Many teachers of Bible prophecy have pointed out over the years that America is not mentioned specifically in the 'last days,' and because of this they have assumed or speculated that the country would have been attacked and destroyed by a nuclear armed enemy; or laid low by a natural disaster of unimaginable proportions; or even judged by Almighty God before the judgments of the other nations of the world during the 70th Week. 

Well, I do not believe there is a single human being alive today who accurately knows the future in the kind of detail that led to the above speculations, not even the so-called Bible prophecy "experts."  The only things I know for sure are what the Holy Spirit directly convicts me of, or what I hear and see with my own eyes and ears and have tested their validity. What I have heard very recently passes muster with both of these testable thresholds. 

This country of ours, the United States of America, is now facing the greatest danger it has ever faced since the Revolution of the late 1770s. A danger great than Hitler, Tojo, Stalin or Mao ever posed to our way of life. The danger we face today is within our own government leadership, from the Executive Office to all of our intelligence agencies and every department of the government that deals on a day to day basis with our national security.  All of these institutions of the American government been compromised to the highest level by Islamists, the same Islamists that the General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the Egyptian Army had to over throw in a coup d'etat in July 2013, the al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun, the Muslim Brotherhood.

But you do not have to take my word for any of this. I would ask, however, that you pay all due attention to what the former US Navy Commander in Chief of the United States Pacific Fleet, Admiral James. A. "Ace" Lyons, Jr. has to say about the current dire situation facing America at the present time. What follows are excepts of an article written this past October by the Admiral entitled "Taking back America."

Admiral James A. "Ace" Lyons, Jr.
Bold added for emphasis.
"Never in my lifetime did I believe this great nation would be taken down and withdrawn from its world leadership position by its own leadership. While some try to explain away the Obama administration’s damaging policies by making excuses, they fail to face reality. This is a planned agenda.

When then-Sen. Barack Obama announced in 2008 that he was going to fundamentally transform America, few Americans comprehended what that declaration actually meant. However, with his radical background and his leftist mentors and associates, his agenda became very clear early on in his presidency.

With its many scandals, including the Benghazi tragedy, the perverse “progressive” ideology of the Obama administration, combined with its deceitful and manipulative methods, has corrupted normally nonpartisan government agencies. More importantly, it has infected the civilian and military leadership who lead their agencies.

The core of the corruption is an attitude that flaunts the Constitution and takes the position that the president can do anything he wants with a pen and a phone that promotes an agenda, regardless of its impact on the country’s national security.

We used to have giants in Congress such as John Stennis, Richard Russell, Tip O’Neill, et al., who were Americans first and party members second when it came to matters affecting our national security. Regretfully, other than a few in the minority, that doesn’t exist today.

Clearly, trust in our government institutions has been eroded. Furthermore, the Obama administration’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood, with its penetration of essentially all our government agencies, including the Department of Defense, has had an adverse impact on our policies, particularly with regard to the Middle East and the global war on terrorism. As we have seen, the administration switched sides in that war in Libya by financing, training and arming Islamic jihadist militias who were under the political control of the Muslim Brotherhood. It was these same militias that carried out the terrorist attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s failure to provide adequate security prior to the attack even though there was advanced warning, according to five CIA security contractors at the Benghazi annex, as well as the administration’s failure to respond militarily, was a dereliction of duty.

Nonetheless, it was the catalyst for the implementation of “sequestration.” It provided the vehicle for the unilateral disarmament of our military forces.

With the United States being challenged throughout the world, our reduced military forces are severely stretched in meeting all their requirements. However, we still retain the capability to mount a massive, around-the-clock air campaign to defeat the Islamic State. The few strikes per day we are conducting in Iraq and Syria, with restricted rules of engagement, do not constitute a serious air campaign.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff know that what we are doing today in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State is wrong. By their acquiescence to the administration’s half-hearted war policies, they cannot escape being held accountable for the genocide the Islamic State will inflict on the Syrian inhabitants of Kobani, the Kurds and other minorities.

The real question is, how do you change the disastrous Obama administration policies that affect our national security? Obviously, the ballot box is one way, but the one institution that has the power to send an unmistakable signal that will be heard throughout the country is the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is time for them to live up to their oath of office — “to defend this country against all enemies foreign and domestic.” The Obama administration has clearly violated the Constitution and must be held accountable. Since we no longer can count on Congress, the Joint Chiefs as a corporate body should voice their objections to administration policies that are threatening America’s security and that of our allies. It’s time to take back America."

How does this country get out of this mess? The November 2016 election is definitely the preferred method as the Admiral has just made abundantly clear above. However, given the current and nearly catastrophic world situation, the next 22 months could prove to be too long, too little and too late.  As the Admiral suggests, it may boil down to a few senior flag officers of our Armed Forces, that is the one's who are left in the wake of the Islamist putsch of American military officers following the Benghazi massacre, who will take a stand against all enemies, foreign and domestic. So help them God.

Naming the Threat 

Although she is no longer part of the Obama Administration, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had at her side a Muslim woman by the name of Huma Abedin. Huma Abedin is Hillary's' 'special aide' and carried the official title of Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  If Hillary is the Democrat Party nominee for president in the 2016 election, and it able to win the election, then the Islamist Huma Abedin almost certainly will be a part of a Clinton Administration and an Islamic supremacist will once again be resident in our White House. Huma Abedin comes from a family with very active membership in the Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun, or just Ikhwan for short). Huma also spent twelve years for a Saudi Arabian think-tank known as the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA). According to Andrew C. McCarthy, the agenda and still active purpose of  the IMMA is “to grow an unassimilated, aggressive population of Islamic supremacists who will gradually but dramatically alter the character of the West.”  So, ask yourself a question. What is the difference between an Islamic jihadist and an Islamic supremacist? The answer: none. Their objectives are identical. The former U.S. House of Representatives Republican from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, Michele Bachmann, deserves much credit for exposing these facts over the past six years.

Other Islamists currently embedded within the Obama Administration were exposed by the Arabic-language Egyptian publication Rose El-Youssef in December 2012. The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has posted an English translation of the Egyptian article by Ahmed Shawki, "A Man and 6 of the Ikhwan in the White House." Those six named Ikhwan infiltrators are: "Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships."  This article explains what we have seen in practical application in everything President Obama has said and his administration has done thus far with respect to Islam's war (jihad) against us and his personal refusal (Islamic al-taqiyya) to identify Islamists as the enemy at war with us. That explanation boils down to the fact the Obama Administration has never operated from a position of hostility toward the Islamic terrorists of the Muslim Brotherhood, but instead became the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood on the face of the earth.  

Were you aware that terrorist Muslim Brotherhood representatives and HAMAS supporters received direct access on Wednesday 28, January 2015 to Congress and the U.S. State Department in order to request their assistance in restoring the overthrown Islamist government of Mohamed Morsi to power in Egypt? The IPT reported this on 29 January.This happens at the same time as American taxpayer dollars are sent to Israel to assist an Obama Administration attempt to defeat Likud and Benjamin Netanyahu in the Israel's parliamentary elections next month. If not, I suggest reading this article.

Have you seen even one comprehensive report about any of this on an American prime time news program aired by media giants such as CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC or even FoxNews? How about a single coherent sentence about this? Why not? So, ask yourself why an Egyptian magazine would think this information was important enough to inform the Egyptian people about as they struggle against the Islamist tyranny, revolution, insurrection and outright war in their homeland by the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood, HAMAS and Islamic State. Might you think none of this has any relation to 'last days' Bible prophecy? Try reading Isaiah 19. This is what the above Islamists and many more of their brothers are intent on bringing to these United States of America.

One last question. What, if anything, will you as an American citizen personally do about it?

Note: The key resource references accessed online for this report are: The Investigative Project on Terrorism website and DiscoverTheNetworks.Org. "Islamist Infiltration of the Obama Administration."

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Global SITREP A11-15: In Progress - Obama's AUMF Mutates to Obama's Man-Caused Disaster (OMCD)

UPDATE 14 February 2015: With an eye still on SITREP E12-14: War on the Islamic State as the genesis of the blatant hoax brought before Congress, the American people and even our closest allies by President Obama, his administration and the U.S. State Department, the sum of this leftist political contrivance has essentially left approximately 320 US Marines trapped deep in the desert of western Iraq at Ein Al-Asad Air Base. These Marines were originally deployed to Ein Al-Asad to train troops of the Iraqi 7th Division in combat tactics.  Now they are fully enveloped in yet another Obama-Caused Disaster.

It now appears that nearly simultaneous with Obama's delivery of his AUMF charade, Islamic State forces began attacking Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in the adjacent Euphrates River village of Khan-al-Baghdadi. Initial reports yesterday had the ISF repelling the IS attack, but that appears to have been pure propaganda from the Shi'a-led Iraqi government, with IS forces apparently overwhelming the ISF and allied tribal defenders and then pressing on to attack the Ein Al-Asad Air Base itself. More recent accounts report that Iraqi forces have been defeated in the battle for Khan-al-Baghdadi and that if tribal forces withdraw from further combat then the whole of Anbar Province could be lost to the Islamic State.

12 February 2015: So, hopefully by now everyone is aware that Obama's AUMF is a half-breed cross between  much ado about nothing and the most contemptuous political charade of his failed presidency. It's not designed to do any significant damage and might even be seen as aide and comfort being afforded to Islamic jihadists.  At this point I cannot help but think about Ecclesiastes 1:9 ...
"That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun."
... and apply it to recent history. In light of President Obama's recent morally bankrupt allegory of Christians like us equating to the jihadists of the Islamic State, I have an allegory of my own for him to ponder. Immediately prior to the outbreak of World War II there was the made-in-hell non-aggression pact between Hitler's Nazi Germany and Stalin's Communist dictatorship in the Soviet Union. 

Fast forward to our world in 2015 and its teetering on the brink of a similar global conflagration. Notice that we have President Barack Hussein Obama doing back-flips for the Iranian Ayatollah in hot pursuit of a meaningless nuclear accord and non-aggression pact. And what does Obama do to sweeten the pot for the Iranian Ayatollah? He abandons our ally in Yemen to Iranian jihadists with a flip of his limp wrist and turns his backside upon our greatest ally in Israel whom the Ayatollah plans to burn in nuclear fire.  Indeed, there is nothing new under the sun! Might someone inform Barack Hussein Obama that Genesis 12:3 is still in effect and even appears to have his name written all over it?

10 February 2015: 6 days ago I sent out a private email "heads-up" stating "I think Obama is about to ask the new Republican-led congress to declare war on IS; failing that I think he will invoke war powers in order to deploy (many additional) US boots on the ground in Iraq or Jordan."  I also think some of those first additional boots will be jumping into the war from perfectly good aircraft.

Now, with so much of the major media spinning in advance what lame duck Obama's new AUMF will mean, I know a couple of things for certain. One, this is no bluf as Syria was a couple of years ago, and two, the Republican-led Congress will not ham-string an as yet unelected Republican President in 2016 with a minimalist "boots on the ground" authorization for the use of military force against Islamic State and its associated terrorist allies wherever they may be in the world. This AUMF might just authorize American combat forces to be deployed deeply into virtually any country at any time that Obama wants them to be there as long as said hamstringing of a subsequent POTUS does not occur.

In any case, a political fight like this one with a Republican-led Congress is shaping up to be, will be a knock-down drag-out that follows on the heels of more than a few recent Obama Administration military failures, such as occurred in Libya, particularly Benghazi, the purge of dozens of senior military officers in the wake of Benghazi, blatant Russian military adventurism, and even more recently the total loss of a major ally in Yemen to a pro-Iranian militia. These are clearly not the kind of stellar credentials Congress should grant expanded war powers to, unless they can figure out how to use this fight to their advantage by attaching a rider of unwavering U.S. military support to Israel and a robust U.S. military option against Iranian nukes should the current bad deal fall flat on its face.

It will be more important than ever for Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu to speak to our Congress in a couple weeks time.

Having heard this POTUS describe his desire for war powers be granted by Congress from him to wage to wage Operation No Enduring Freedom over the last 23 months of his term of office and ham-stringing his successor to 13 months of nonsense... Obama's request is patently ridiculous, very likely dead-on-arrival in Congress, and mostly an reflects an effort to defend his Muslim Brothers from the harm that America should be doing to them in the most decisive manner possible.

Be that as it may, there are other things going on that have an even stronger potential to flush this nonsense downstream rather quickly. Those things will be front and center on this blog very soon.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Global SITREP A9-15: What Scripture Says

2 February 2015: A lot of what I am about to post has been posted before, but given the lateness of the season of these last days and the fact that I believe many of you already know these things, this will just be a reminder so that some do not get, no pun intended, 'carried away' with what some websites are already posting or will soon be posting.

Just the facts. Just Scripture.

Psalm 90:10 tells us a generation is 70 years, or 80 years if it is a generation of strength.  Does this mean that the Harpazo must occur on a specific date prior to the 70th year since the modern nation of Israel, the prophetic fig tree, was born on a single day, 14 May 1948, in precise fulfillment of Isaiah 66:8?  No one can tell us that with any assurance. Only God our Father knows for sure.

Paul tells us in Romans 25 that "...a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in..."  The emphasis is mine for the obvious reasons. Can any one tell us with any assurance when the last Gentile will have been grafted into the Holy olive tree?  (Read Romans 11:16-24 for the context of this Spiritual truth!) Of course not, only God the Father could possibly know such a thing. That last Gentile could receive his/her salvation in the Blood of the Lamb at any time; only God knows!

However, what I believe we should learn from Romans 11:25 is that once that very last Gentile has been grafted into the Holy olive tree by the Blood of the Lamb, that is the time when the Lord God will turn His undivided attention upon Israel and the Harpazo will certainly occur at that time. Marana'tha!

There is another series of prophetic verses related to this that are found in Ezekiel 39:21-28. These verses are the lead-in to what occurs in Ezekiel 39:29 where Ezekiel, speaking for God says, "I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel." It is the Battle of Gog/Magog which God will use "So the house of Israel shall know that I AM the LORD their God from that day forward." (Ezekiel 39:22)

This is another powerful clue that the 70th Week prophesied to the prophet Daniel by the angel Gabriel (Daniel 9:24-27) is about to commence. And we all know that the Bride of Christ will not be on this earth during the 70th Week. Those 7 years are reserved for Israel when God will make Israel captive once again, but this time Israel will be a captive of God (Ezekiel 39:25-28).

God is Sovereign, He is Supreme. He is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent. The Harpazo will occur when He says; just make sure you're ready at all times for it will come at a point which no one expects.