Friday, December 29, 2017

Global SITREP E3-17: End of the Year Indications and Warnings

Israel: Ready on the Golan

Update 29 December 2017: So, here we are on the verge of beginning 2018. As can bee seen in my comment below this morning, Israel begins 2018, which Eschatology Today assesses as a critical pre-70th Week year, having signed a strategic and tactical agreement with the greatest military power in human history (the USA) in total coordination in the ongoing confrontation with Iran, the war in Syria, in Lebanon (Hezbollah) and against HAMAS in Gaza. 

This is not a defensive accord, but rather a proactive and even kinetic (active war) accord involving both covert and overt acts as necessary in containing or eradicating the threats posed by Iran, Hezbollah and HAMAS in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Iran itself. The timing here is no accident, we should all be aware that it has occurred at a time appointed by the Lord for it to become reality. It is no accident either that this accord reaches across multiple Old Testament prophecies to reach their fulfillment prior to the advent of the 70th Week.

27 December 2017: IDF forces stand ready on the Golan as Hezbollah, Iranian militias and The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) steadily make their way closer to the border by crushing a collection of various opposition/terrorist forces in the so-called Beit Jinn enclave. This once enclave stretched east along the slopes of Mt. Hermon towards Damascus; it now has been reduced to just a few isolated and surrounded small towns. At present the Hezbollah/IRGC and Syrian ground component forces may be as close as 3 miles from the Israel's most forward deployed forces. To the south in Gaza the situation is, according to IDF sources, much as it was in the days/hours prior to the last round of hostilities in 2014. 

In Israel, various reports say that David Friedman, the U.S. Ambassador, has called upon our State Department to cease and desist from referring to Judea and Samaria as "occupied."  Here also President Trump will provide direction as he has done with Jerusalem, and we can expect these areas to be officially be seen by America as integral to the State of Israel. Additionally, the Jerusalem metro train station at the Western Wall is to be re-named in honor of President Donald J. Trump. 

Russian and Byelorus Zapad 17 Exercise, September 2017

24 December 2017: If you're following events, and all of the swirling rumors thereof, since the UN vote following the American Jerusalem declaration, it certainly appears that The United States of America has taken the position of issuing Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) and most other PA officials non grata status in the U.S.  This follows the decision of exactly one month ago where the U.S. State Department de-certified the PLO mission to Washington, D.C. 

What this means is that from the perspective of the United States the Palestinian's are no longer recognized as legitimate politically; they are being de-funded of US aid dollars and are being completely ignored with respect to the formulated "peace plan" the Trump Administration will continue to advance to our Arab allies (Sheba and Dedan). The PA has long been a virtual unanimous non-entity from the perspective of the U.S. Congress.

There is even a strong rumor, originating with hostile Arabs and probably as designed-war-mongering incitement by the Islamic Republic of Iran, that the next diplomatic move of the United States will be to officially recognize the State of Israel as a Jewish State. The U.S recognized the government of Israel de jure (as a legal entity) on 31 January 1949 after their first national election. For the past 70 years, or since 14 May 1948, there has been a difference between U.S. recognition of Israel as a "Jewish state" and as the "State of Israel" (See clickable documents here).

The point is this: we know war is coming. The last time, when the birth of Israel fulfilled the Isaiah 66:8 prophecy of a nation being born in a single day, that these sort of rumors circulated and all communications ceased, full-scale war erupted within 6 weeks. It sure looks like we're on that path once again, the one Eschatology Today has since March 2009 referred to as "The Prophetic Road to Revelation."

20 December 2017: This may well be the final SITREP for us to ride out 2017 with. It's fitting to start the SITREP with two Indications & Warning (I&W) items we've discussed in very recent times; the first related to Ezekiel 38/39 and the second to Jeremiah 49:34-39. Other prophecy items will be posted here as they occur until 2018 begins 12 days from now.

Regarding the first I&W item, and if the above image looks familiar to you, that would be because it represents a current analysis posted by the UK news source The Sun this morning of what Eschatology Today reported on 27 September 2017 as Global SITREP D3-17: Ezekiel 38/39 In Living Color. Perhaps a click on these embedded links to see the similarities of what Eschatology Today reported three months ago and The Sun reported this morning might be in order. 

For those with little time to spare in link-following excursions, let's just say The Sun report speaks to an analysis conducted by two leading analysts from a western intelligence service. Their analysis of the exercise reveals it to have been preparatory for a full-scale invasion of the northern portions of the European Union and NATO alliance. A Russian-Byelorus (a/k/a the Union State) war against NATO in other words. The Zapad 17 rehearsal was exactly the kind of invasion that God will preempt by placing "hook"hooks in the jaws of the leader and dragging him and his northern military force south to their deaths upon the mountains of Israel in the prophetic near future. The number of troops involved in all aspects of this offensive was well in excess of 120,000 combat troops.

About the second I&W item. Jeremiah 49:34-39 speaks to a coalition coming against Elam (modern-day Iran). Would it surprise you to learn that since the second direct ballistic missile attack against the Saudi Arabian capital city this week Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is prepared to take the war directly into the Iranian homeland. One of the first attacks envisioned, following a naval engagement in the gulf's waters, is a Saudi ballistic missile strike on Iranian nuclear infrastructure located in - wait for it - ancient Elam. The fully operational Bushehr nuclear facility to be precise. And there's more. This is followed up by a Saudi ground forces invasion which is ultimately welcomed by the Iranian people as a liberation from their oppressive regime. 

All of this is envisioned by the Saudi's in a newly released and highly entertaining video production that has been embedded below.

Crown Prince Salman is seen leading the Saudi assault which culminates in the capture of a cowering IRGC Qods Force General Qassam Soleimani.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Global SITREP E2-17: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP)

UPDATED 1700 EDT on 20 December 2017: The above video, known as "FLIR1" is the second of three videos from the 14 November 2004 USS Nimitz UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) incident off the coast of (my beloved hometown) San Diego, California that has been declassified and released to the public. I have embedded (hopefully for a long duration) the URL of this video into this SITREP, the webpage source of which is also linked above. In several days of studying this since incident it was first brought to my attention about three days ago, this is the best webpage yet viewed from a purely technical standpoint. A partially redacted but must read pilot report of this incident is here. The first video, the 34-seconds long "GIMBAL" video first seen this past Sunday, and its associated webpage are here.

Description of HUD (Heads Up Display) seen in the FLIR1 video as filmed by a US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet using the Raytheon AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) pod.
In sum, this approximately 2 minute 30 second duration video is the real deal. For technogeeks (like me) the image above has been included as it provides descriptions of all the data points displayed on the F/A-18F Super Hornet's (call sign Fast Eagle 110 and wing-man Fast Eagle 100) heads-up display as seen by the pilot and the weapons sensor operator (WSO) during the incident. As the video plays subtitles appear at the bottom of the video frame because there is no voice track on the FLIR1 recording. Most interesting thing here is that the infrared sensor detected no heat plume emanating from the UAP, yet it is moving at a very high rate of speed, and darts out of the FLIR frame to the left at incredible speed just as the video ends. Based upon the known speed of the Super Hornet the object clearly accelerated well past the speed of sound, yet no shock wave or heated vapor trail is evident.

 VFA-41 Black Aces were embarked on USS Nimitz in late 2002. This is the F/A-18F Super Hornet, call sign 'Fast Eagle 110' as it appeared in November 2002, two years prior to the UAP incident. 'Fast Eagle 110' was piloted by the source of the report discussed in this SITREP. Click to enlarge. USS Nimitz seen in the background. Five minutes of data mining located this image here.

Why is this important? 

Because this is the first time a first-rate vetted report of an obviously intelligently controlled unknown aerial system has come out of the U.S. Government. This incident has been verified by the Navy pilots themselves. This is about an aerial system without obvious means of lift (wings), describable or detectable propulsion, or piloting, and that the object was capable of maneuvering in defiance of all known physical laws of aerodynamics. Based upon USN tracking data the UAP instantaneously accelerated to a speed in excess of 2,400 mph in one particular maneuver. The UAP in question literally played with the F/A-18F Super Hornet which in 2004 were the very best combat aircraft in the world. The UAP maintained a flight profile of total tactical dominance over the Super Hornet at all times during this incident.

Given everything that is currently going on in this world, and I mean everything, one critically important question and a couple lesser important questions require answers. 

Why release this now? And why is it apparently only left-of-center media and personalities that have been involved in this release? 

Being on high alert for grand-scale delusion and great deception, something like this completely out of the blue, at this time in history, is like a bombshell with a delayed fuse detonation. A potential bunker buster in other words. Right-of-center media and personalities are bah-hum-bugging the report in total, (ahem, FoxNews, a flying Tic-Tac? Really?) and likely in ignorance of the astounding, unprecedented technical aspects evident in the DoD videos that have been released, thus far at least. There may be more coming.

It is often stated here to expect the unexpected, but this is something else again; something way off the charts.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Global SITREP E1-17: Paradigm Shattering Changes Reshaping the Middle East - Part III

Israel's Iron Dome destroying HAMAS rockets evening of 13DEC17

13 December 2017: As of this evening, and within the past three hours, additional war by attrition rocket fire from Gaza into Israel has occurred. At least three rockets were fired by Gaza terrorists as of this writing. This rocket fire into Israel is exactly what the Spirit-inspired prophet Ezekiel intended when he wrote in Ezekiel 28:24...

"And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD."
The key context in the above Divine warning strictly applies not only to all of Gaza, but also to Lebanon, Judea, Samaria, Sinai and Jordan. Make no mistake, when it comes to Israel returning fire in a meaningful manner, that fire will be merciless, unrelenting and overwhelming. The meaningful IDF response, when it comes, will not consist pin-pricks at local HAMAS or Jihad Islami targets of opportunity. The meaningful response will cleanse Gaza completely, permanently of any threat to Israel.

Jerusalem's Western Wall on 6 December 2017
10 December 2017: Has there ever been seen an image like the one above, where another nation's national emblem was put upon Jerusalem's Old City wall side-by-side with Israel's national emblem, since the founding of Israel 70 years ago? This display was done by the municipal government of Jerusalem one hour prior to or in anticipation of President Trump's announcement. Usually in that part of the world, as well as in the University of California at Berkeley, the American flag is trampled upon and burned more often than not.

Nevertheless, this overt display powerfully illustrates Israel's current secular nature. It graphically illustrates Israel's thanksgiving to America for the blessing bestowed upon it instead of the God of their fathers. It illustrates how willing Israel will be to accept a secular "covenant among many" that comes in the wake of the battle of Ezekiel 38/39. If you're thinking as Eschatology Today is thinking about this - there's something wrong with this eschatologically based upon what Ezekiel revealed from God in chapter 39:21-29

It occurs in this thinking that one method with which the Lord can and will instantaneously change this particular Israel-America paradigm would be to send His Son for His bride. The blessed hope of all born-again believers, a great majority of whom dwell in these United States, the Harpazo, will instantly alter the secular and religious dynamic back to and probably well beyond what was experienced during the eight years of the Obama Administration. Back to a vehemently leftist and very anti-Israel dynamic with the Restrainer removed. We've all had thoughts on this for some time now. Based upon those thoughts what is stated above seems very reasonable to assume for the near future.

If you find disagreement with this, then take a look at what the venom-spewing Israeli leftists are saying today in their analysis piece at Haaretz: Blame the Christians for the coming of Armageddon. Already we are hated for His Name's sake. So comes the fulfillment of the Lord's prophecy found in Matthew 10:22-23

Look up! Marana'tha!

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel 7 December 2017

07 December 2017: The above image is obviously one taken by a Reuters photographer this morning somewhere in Judea and Samaria as the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital city occurred well after sundown. The scene above is one we all expected to see this morning. The battle lines are clearly drawn and low-intensity conflict of various forms has been engaged by the IDF in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and soon from Gaza and the Sinai.

The American declaration on Jerusalem has also been seized upon by the Iranian Ayatollah as casus belli (an act or situation provoking or justifying war) against the United States of America. The IRGC, its Qods Force and the various militias under their control do nothing without the Ayatollah's approval. As stated in SITREP D1/Part I of this series, these enemies have declared US armed forces in Syria and Iraq as targets to be attacked. 

Like a pebble tossed into a standing body of water, or the epicenter of an earthquake, the waves created by those kinds of events quickly radiate outwards in every direction. In Syria and Iraq the battle lines now also exist wherever U.S. forces are operating in those countries and, most probably, for hundreds of miles beyond.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Global SITREP D10-17: Paradigm Shattering Changes Reshaping the Middle East - Part II

Jerusalem near future with 3rd Temple standing on the Mount

06 December 2017: 
At 1 PM Eastern Standard Time (8 PM Israel Standard Time) today the next paradigm shattering event is likely to occur when U.S. President Donald J. Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem - historically, at present and in the future - the most important city on the face of this earth, as the indivisible capital of the State of Israel. The president will then order the process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 

That this monumental paradigm shift is occurring during Israel's 70th year has long be projected to occur by Eschatology Today based upon the Word of God. That violence in the form of the final fulfillment of the Psalm 83 prophecy will result is a given; the end result will be as foretold many times over by the prophets Asaph, Isaiah and Ezekiel, among others.

Future events include the construction of the 3rd Temple as envisioned in the image above, and the opening of Jerusalem to be an international city according to Revelation 11 and Jeremiah 12 through 14. Jerusalem is where the salvation of the Jews during the 70th Week will flow forth as if from a fountain, and where the Lord Jesus Christ will return at the height of the Battle of Har Megiddo to become King of kings and Lord of lords over the earth. Jerusalem will be the capital city of the earth.

Al-Kiswah as it Appeared in Satellite Reconnaissance Imagery January 2017

02 December 2017: Israel (sans official acknowledgement) has made good on its ultimatum to destroy Iranian military bases in Syria. Early this morning (Israel time) Israel launched a volley of surface-to-surface guided missiles or air-to-ground strikes, or both, against an Iranian military base (image above) in the vicinity of Al-Kiswah. There are indications that both surface-to-surface and missiles fired from IAF aircraft orbiting over Baalbek, Lebanon may have been part of this very significant strike. This is the kind of military assault that could start the flood of prophetic fulfillment discussed on Eschatology Today at length, or it could be a powerful signal of Israel's intent to drive Iran and its Hezbollah proxy out of Syria.

Al-Kiswah is eight miles south of Damascus. The base is on the eastern side of Al-Kiswah, which also lies approximately twenty miles north of the Golan and a short drive to the west of Damascus International Airport.

Simultaneously with the Israel strikes on al-Kisrah a significant force of Hezbollah and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) units continued their nearly month-long assault against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadists holding a pocket adjacent to the village of Beit Jinn on the eastern slope of Mount Hermon, and opposite IDF positions on the Golan. This action is unrelated to the Israeli strike on the Iranian base at Al-Kiswah.

Hezbollah's Missiles 

28 November 2017:
We begin Part II by reinforcing a key item concerning Ezekiel 38:13 and that is the acknowledgment that "Sheba and Dedan" were the progeny of Abraham's son Jokshan by his wife Keturah. Genesis 25:1-6 and I Chronicles 1:32-33. Thus the common misconception or false teaching that all Arabians are descendants of Ishmael is blown up. This is important because Ezekiel was inspired by the Lord to specifically name "Sheba and Dedan." The allies of Israel as prophesied to exist in Ezekiel 38:13 exist to today in the form of the U.S.-led NATO, The Saudi-led GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and Israel. It is no great secret that Israel has extensive, albeit currently quiet, contacts and relations with most of the nations of the GCC. We have a front row seat to see how this develops, and given the events (Iranian expansion and threats) of just the past 12 months it's developing at a very accelerated pace.

It is also no secret in Israel that the next war (Isaiah 17, Psalm 83, Isaiah 11, Ezekiel 28 and, last but by no means least, Joshua 13) will be violent beyond any previous war Israel has fought since 1947-48. Isaiah 17:4-5 attests to the damage and unfortunate amount of death that will be visited upon Israel. Yet Israel emerges victorious and even greater than she is today. This is attested to be Ezekiel 38:8-12. The haters of the God of Israel and the people of Israel named by Asaph in Psalm 83:6-8 are to be all but wiped out as verses 9 through 18 foretell. And then there's Lebanon and Syria which will cease to exist as Middle Eastern nations. This is where both Joshua 13  and Isaiah 17 are prophetically very important.

Now that North Korea has proven it possesses an ICBM capable of striking virtually anywhere on earth, but critically anywhere within the continental United States, the "game" has changed irrevocably from what it was just before noon Eastern Standard Time today.  The President of the United States has already made his decision on how to "handle it." We shall not have long to learn what that decision entails. Off the coast of North Korea at this time is an armada not seen in Pacific waters since World War II and more powerful than anyone back then could have even dreamed of.