23 November 2015: Russian bombers flying direct from southern Russia, and with Iranian Air Force fighter escort, have over the past couple of weeks undertaken the wholesale carpet bombing of southern Syrian towns from Daraa in the tri-border region of Israel, Syria and Jordan (Bashan and the cities of Aroer region) to the Israeli Golan border. The city of Nawa, with its population of just under 60,000 souls and lying just 10 miles east of the Israel-Syria border in the Golan, has been literally wiped off the map; nothing is left of Nawa but heaps of ruins. Another town of perhaps 25,000 known as Sheikh Maskin is today in the process of being annihilated in the same manner.
One would think the movement of possibly as many as 100,000 refugees towards the Jordanian border might elicit reporting in some media. I have yet to locate such reporting, so the assumption is that the refugees are sheltering in other regional towns, or large numbers of them are dead. Since the spring of 2015 Nawa and the immediate region of southern Syria west of Daraa has been a hotly contested battlefield between a three-way free-for-all of combatants that includes Syrian government troops, the Free Syrian Army, and the Army of Jihad which is a combination of Al Qaeda and Islamic State forces. It appears that the Russian Air Order of Battle planners decided to "island hop" by systematically wiping out the cities which dot the countryside of southern Syria and the factions of fighters which are based in them. The risk of an engagement with Israeli forces is now higher than it has ever been.
Also, according to Breitbart News Daily (Sirius XM Radio) this morning, in Belgium, Italy and the UK heavily armed combat troops are patrolling the upscale downtown areas of Brussels, Rome and London in a manner not seen since the end of World War II. The troops are conspicuously absent from the predominantly Muslim populated areas from which the terrorist threat is emergent.
19 November 2015: If my Indications & Warnings (I&W) had a meter needle it would be pegging right now as condition red. Above is a recently released BOLO image (WTTG-TV Fox affiliate in Washington) of four, over-dressed for the weather, Middle Eastern males captured on a Pentagon Metro Station surveillance camera. This image is a screen capture from Sunday evening. These four are suspected of conducting pre-attack terrorist surveillance of the Pentagon. This is at the top of my rapidly populating I&W list today. Being succinct as always, be aware and alert of your surroundings, see something-say something. Flood waters are rising rapidly.
Related: A Stressed FBI Braces for IS Holiday Attacks - WashTimes, 17 NOV 15
18 November 2015: This should come as no surprise to Eschatology Today readers. The USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and its Carrier Strike Group Eight has just begun an expedited deployment from Naval Station Norfolk to the U.S. 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea where they will soon join the on-station NATO fleets known as Standing NATO Maritime Group One and Two (SNMG1 and SNMG2) and the French Navy nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91). CSG-8 includes the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio, and guided missile destroyers USS Bulkeley, USS Gravely and USS Gonzalez and one or more unidentified nuclear fast attack submarines, as well as nine carrier air wings collectively known as CVW-7 embarked. CVW-7 has five wings of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and F/A-18G Growlers. The SNMG1 and 2 includes surface and subsurface combatant ships from all NATO countries. Also to join in this build-up of forces in the Mediterranean Sea is the independent British Task Group Cougar.
While not directly related to these military movements, Breitbart has posted a report on Pope Francis delivering a sermon to 10,000 pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter's Square on the Sunday after the 13 November Islamic assault Paris. This was a sermon unlike any I have seen coming from the lips of a Roman Catholic Pope in a very long time, if ever, because he included a direct reference to the Harpazo/Rapture.
In his sermon, which was laced with end times Scripture - such as Jesus' Olivet Discourse - the Pope used the carnage of Paris, upon which he squarely and rightfully based on the ideology of Islam, as a back-drop in urging Christians to be prepared for the end times and to be ready at any moment to meet the Lord face to face.