My dear friends,
The good news for all who are ready – the Messiah, the Prince of Peace is
coming soon. The Heavens and the Earth are crying out – “The Day is at
hand! Get ready!”
This Millennium report is a bit heavy — too heavy for readers who want to
enjoy a little exciting news. Things are very serious. And there are
several major world developments that are engaging me at present – and they
are all disturbing, and ongoing.
1. The European Debt crisis that is impacting Greece, Italy and the
The euro is in an advanced stage of disintegration, and the European Union
itself is threatened with upheaval. It seems that the prophesied Revived
Roman Empire of the Beast may soon emerge out of the present turmoil.
2. The new Russian initiative - Vladimir Putin’s plan to establish a new
the Eurasian Union.
This could lead to the formation of the Northern Confederation which will
include Turkey, Iran, all the Turkic people, as well as Libya and others.
3. The King of the South - a
Southern Islamic Alliance,
which could be formed by the “new” north African nations – Egypt, Tunisia,
Yemen and other Arab nations.
The Middle East
– Turkey and NATO; Iran and Iraq; Lebanon, Hizb’ollah Kurdistan.; and the
particularly, for the outcome of the revolution going on there, and the
possibility of it igniting a regional war, in which Damascus could become a
heap of ruins.
– Fatah/Hamas/Islamic Jihad; and
to the endless hostility. When will the Arab-Israel war of Psalm 83 break
7. Is a war with
imminent! Will the US, Israel and the international community take any
decisive action to prevent its nuclear weapons program becoming a threat to
the whole world.
Perilous times are here, filling men’s hearts with fear;
Freedoms we all hold dear, now are at stake!
“Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Master. See
how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious ‘fruit of the earth,’
waiting patiently until the land receives the early and late rains.
You too be patient. Establish your
the coming of the Master is near.”
EUROPE: THE COMING FINANCIAL STORM
The Eurozone goes
from one crisis to the next. After bailouts and countless summits, Greece
remains in a mess and is still in danger of collapsing, and dragging down
financiers and the European Union with it.
Greece, with a national debt of over
billion has reached the point where its sovereign debt is equal to 166% of
its annual GDP. Conditions for the people have deteriorated so much, that
many are fleeing from the impossible and ruinous situation.
Having already been bailed out by the EU & IMF in the past year, Greece is
again in danger of defaulting on its international debt. And as it is part
of the 17-nation euro currency system, its default would have a profound
effect on the European Union, and have an impact also on the global economy.
Panic is hitting the area, and the stock markets are plummeting.
EUROZONE CHIEFS REACH DEAL
ON GREEK “HAIRCUT,”
AND NEW BAILOUT
Last month, leaders
of the EZ (eurozone – the 17 EU nations that have adopted the euro as their
currency), hammered out a deal to save Greece and the euro from disaster. It
involved a “haircut” for Greek stakeholders.
27/11. Eurozone leaders reached a deal with the world’s major banks under
which the creditors will accept a “haircut” of 50% on their holdings of
Greek sovereign debt.
President, Herman Van Rompuy, also announced that eurozone leaders had
agreed on a plan to leverage the area’s rescue fund - the European Financial
Stability Facility (EFSF), and to build a “firewall” of some
28/11. Doubts emerged over the eurozone deal as economists questioned the
fine print, and the Polish prime minister dubbed it a "hell" hidden in the
Greek PM George Papandreou threw a spanner in the works by a surprise
announcement that he would hold a referendum, asking the people to support
the bailout plan. This move stunned European officials and roiled global
markets. It also angered many of his Socialist deputies and touched
off a political fire storm in Athens that threatened to topple the
Eurozone leaders warned Papandreou that the real issue in a referendum must
be whether the Greek people want to be in the euro system or out of it. If
Greece does not accept the bailout plan offered to them, the whole thing
could be jeopardised. Without the funding from the eurozone, Greece would
run out of money in December.
A few days later, Papandreou backed down from the controversial plan to hold
a referendum, and then narrowly survived a confidence vote against his
government as opposition members called for a unity government to pave the
way for passage of
billion ($178-billion) deal.
The two mainstream political parties finally agreed on a pact to form a
unity government after intense pressure from the EU which warned that the
country would be left to go bankrupt if a cross-party consensus was not
achieved. Papandreou resigned, and after several days of tense talks, Lucas
Papademos, an economist and former central banker, was asked to serve as
prime minister until new elections could be held in 14 weeks’ time.
NOW ON THE WATCH LIST
Europe is being hit with a cold dose of financial reality as investors react
very negatively to the European debt deal and demand higher returns on
The yield on 10-year Italian bonds has risen to around the 7% mark which is
a key psychological barrier. If it stays at this mark or goes even higher,
it will mean big trouble for Italy. The Italian government just can't afford
to take loans that are so expensive. The higher the yield on 10-year bonds
goes, the worse things are going to be for Italy.
The surge in Italian bond yield is leading analysts to say Italy is at the
brink of being unable to afford to borrow in the public markets.
The financial world could handle a financial collapse in Greece. But a
financial collapse in Italy would essentially be the equivalent of
That is why Italy is so vitally important.
Because of its huge debt, Italy has agreed to be brought under surveillance
by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of a plan to restore market
trust in Italy, the eurozone's third-largest economy, (and the world’s eighth
($2.5 trillion) debt, and of that
billion is coming due next year.
(which is larger than the combined debts of Greece, Portugal, Ireland and
is too big to be bailed out!
NOV 4/11. PM Silvio Berlusconi said Italians are poorer today than before
the introduction of the euro, after failing to gain the trust of world
leaders about the reforms his government has to implement. Many Italians are
blaming Berlusconi for debt problems of Italy, and are calling for his
NOV 14/11. Berlusconi is the latest casualty of the financial crisis.
Following a humiliating rout in parliament, the embattled prime minister
resigned. Mario Monti, a
economics professor and former European commissioner,
was nominated as the new
prime minister, and has already won endorsements from all of Italy's main
parties. He is immediately moving
to form a new government which is tasked with leading Italy out of its
alarming debt crisis.
ITALY FEARS RATTLE WORLD'S
NOV 10/11. The
growing investor exodus from Italian bonds, sparked by the dual political
crisis in Italy and Greece, raises the most dangerous scenario yet in the
eurozone’s two-year old debt crisis.
stampeded out of Italian bonds, sparking a broader decline across global
markets driven by the prospect of the
losing access to financing.
Stock markets in
the US and Europe have dropped as turmoil fuels fears that the crisis could
ricochet across the Atlantic and endanger common currency.
escalation has fed fears that the euro-zone debt crisis is starting down its
most perilous path: going from a storm raging among small countries at
Europe's fringe to one that strikes a major economic power. From there, the
risks to the global economy are broad. The European and US financial systems
are deeply intertwined, and Europe is a major export market for American
companies. The Wall Street Journal
WORSE THAN GREECE
Another EU nation to watch closely is
which in many ways, is in even worse shape than Greece.
A recent article by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard discussed the debt problems that
Portugal is faced with. The following statistic was quite eye-opening ....
Portugal’s public and private debt will reach
360% of GDP
by next year, far higher than in Greece.
Like Greece, Portugal is essentially
at this point. Their current financial situation is unsustainable and
politicians in Portugal are already suggesting that they should be able to
get a "sweet deal" similar to what Greece just got.
The truth is that what the Greek debt deal has done, is that it has opened
up a Pandora's Box (a box of unsolvable problems).
Most of the financially troubled nations in Europe are eventually going to
want a "deal," and this uncertainty is going to drive investors crazy. There
is very little that’s positive that can be said about this Greece debt deal.
It has bought Europe a few months perhaps, but that is about it. Financial
professionals all over the globe were harshly criticizing this deal.
*The CEO of TrimTabs Investment Research, Charles Biderman, says that the
big problem with this deal is that the fundamental issues have not been
addressed .... The euphoria about the latest euro zone bailout will fade
quickly, as investors realize that the underlying solvency issues have not
*Bob Janjuah of Nomura Securities International in London was even
harsher.... "This latest round of euro zone shock and awe is, in my view,
nothing more than a confidence trick and has possibly even set up an even
worse financial outcome."
*The chief economist at High Frequency Economics, Carl Weinberg, is calling
the European debt deal a scheme "of Madoffian proportions".... He describes
it like this: "Now they (EU Leaders) are keen to tap into resources that
are not their own to fund this crazy scheme of guarantees, leveraged off
guarantees to sell bonds and bank shares that no one may want to buy, (in
order) to restore value in the banking system destroyed by other bonds that
no one wants to own right now.”
Politicians in Europe did not want to increase the "bailout fund" with any
of their own money, so they are going to go crawling to China, Russia and
Brazil and beg those countries to lend them huge amounts of money. This is
incredibly foolish, and it is already fairly clear that China is going to
play hardball with Europe. China has Europe exactly where it (China) wants
them, and it will likely demand all sorts of crazy things before they will
lend Europe any cash for this bailout fund.
As a recent CNN article noted, Europe is going to be in a lot of trouble if
they can't get money out of China, Russia and Brazil. The hope is that China
and other sovereign wealth funds will invest in new special vehicles that
will allow the EFSF (European Financial Stability Facility) to
add leverage to increase the amount of funding available.
Without the help of China, Brazil, Russia and others, Europe is back where
it started. And it still seems clear that the stronger northern European
nations aren't keen on the idea of a full bailout of their southern
A massive financial storm is coming to Europe.
It is going to rock the entire globe.
Now is the time to make certain that your financial house is not built on a
foundation of sand. Get your assets into safe places and keep them safe
because the road ahead is going to be quite
rocky. Extracts from>
WARNS IT CANNOT 'CURE' EUROZONE'S DEBT CRISIS
NOV 1/11. China has
stressed it will not be a "saviour" to Europe, as President Hu Jintao
embarks on an official visit to the continent for the crucial G20 summit in
China, holder of
the world's largest foreign exchange reserves at $3.2 trillion, said it
wants more clarity before investing.
Xinhua news agency, used to communicate Communist Party policy, said
Europe must address its own financial woes. "China can neither take up the
role as a saviour to the Europeans, nor provide a 'cure' for the European
malaise," it stated. "Obviously, it is up to European countries themselves
to tackle their financial problems." - The Telegraph
'HARD LANDING' COMING
OCT 26/11. Australia faces the threat of a "hard landing" in China within
two years and the growing risk of being hit by a double-dip global recession
sparked by the European debt crisis, one of the world's leading economists
Nouriel Roubini, from New York University and widely known as "Dr Doom" for
predicting the global financial crisis of 2008, told the opening day of the
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting business forum in Perth that
China's economic growth model was unsustain-able,
and he predicted a sharp slowdown in 2013.
The downturn would have a "major effect" on Australia by driving down
commodity prices and denting economic growth. "If China has a hard landing,
for a period of time that's going to hurt growth and reduce commodity prices
until China recovers and until the rest of the world recovers," he said.
G20 MEETING HIJACKED BY EURO
4/11. Overshadowed by a tumultuous few days in the eurozone, a 2-day
meeting in France of the world's most powerful leaders drew to a close with
few concrete agreements, leaving EU leaders no wiser on how to control their
single currency crisis.
The meeting wrapped
up with a promise to boost the reserves of the International Monetary Fund -
which is involved in loans to Greece, Ireland and Portugal - but details on
how this will be done remain vague and G20 finance ministers will only
tackle the issue in February.
The biggest news out of the G20 meet was the report that Barak Obama and
Nicolas Sarkozy were overheard making disparaging remarks about the Israeli
PM. Sarkozy was heard to say that Netanyahu is a liar. But nobody was
particularly shocked. Since when was it news that Obama and Sarkozy have
little love for Israel's PM?
The Eurozone and US debt crisis is
expected to grow dramatically worse in 2012
as debt levels among Western nations continues to soar. As bad as 2011 was,
2012 may push the world into even more adverse territory.
Japan, the Eurozone, and even the U.S. are struggling with massive deficits
as the economy deteriorates, unemployment rises, and natural disasters
increase. The US federal debt could exceed
$17 trillion dollars by the end of 2012.
WHY THE EUROPEAN
UNION IS DOOMED TO FAIL
The European Union is doomed to fail because the divide between the northern
and southern countries is just too great, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan
told CNBC in a recent interview.
“At the outset of the creation of the euro in 1999, it was expected that the
southern eurozone economies would behave like those in the north; the
Italians would behave like Germans. They didn’t," Greenspan said. "Instead,
northern Europe fell into subsidizing southern Europe’s excess consumption,
that is, its current account deficits."
Greenspan predicts that as the South’s fiscal crisis deepens, the flow of
goods from the north will stop altogether and southern Europe's standard of
living will go down.
"The effect of the divergent cultures in the eurozone has been grossly
underestimated," he added. "The only way to have several currencies from
divergent nations lumped together is if they are culturally close, such as
Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. If they aren’t, it simply can’t
continue to work." - 2011 CNBC.com
EU-EURO “EMPIRE PLOT BY
OCT 22/11. European
Union chiefs are drawing up plans for a single “Treasury” to oversee tax and
spending across the 17 eurozone nations. The proposal, put forward by Herman
Van Rompuy, the European Council president, would be the clearest sign yet
of a new
“United States of Europe”
Britain left on the sidelines.
said Van Rompuy, who is regarded as being close to the German government,
suggested plans for a “finance ministry” to be based either in Frankfurt or
Paris. The EU already has its own “foreign ministry,” headed by Baroness
Ashton, the former British Labour minister, and based in Brussels. -The
Van Rompuy, is very clear about what he believes the final result of this
crisis will be .... “This crisis in the euro zone will strengthen European
And the overwhelming consensus among the political and financial elite in
Europe is that increased European
is the answer.
of the elite in Europe are now openly talking about the need for a
"United States of Europe.”
German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder recently said: "From the European
Commission, we should make a government which would be supervised by the
European Parliament. And that means the
United States of Europe."
EU’s top bureaucrat claimed that only a fully-fledged super-state can save
the euro. Jose Manuel Barroso, the Commission’s President, said the
deepening economic crisis in Europe was a “fight for integration” and a
FEARS OF GERMAN MIGHT
OCT 2011. For decades, Germany’s role in Europe has been to supply the cash,
not the leadership. With fresh memories of war, the continent was cautious
about German domination - and so were the Germans themselves.
But the economic crisis has shaken Europe’s post-war model, and Germany
increasingly calls the shots. As countries struggle to pay their debts, only
Chancellor Angela Merkel has enough money to haul them out of trouble. And
the price Merkel is demanding — more control over how they run their
economies — is setting off alarm bells in capitals across the continent.
In Athens, protesters dressed up as Nazis routinely prowl the streets, an
allusion to the old model of an assertive Germany. In Poland, accusations
that Germany has imperial ambitions became a campaign issue in the recent
Misgivings about a larger German role in Europe have been apparent inside
the country, as well, with Merkel facing tough debates about the extent to
which the country should commit its money to helping others. And the rest of
Europe remains cautious about taking German medicine, needing the help but
worried about the side effects.
“That’s the predicament of leadership,” said Joschka Fischer, a former
foreign minister who has urged Merkel to do more to support the euro. “When
Germany acts, there is the fear that Germany will dominate. If Germany
doesn’t act, it’s the fear that Germany will withdraw from Europe.”
When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Germany, long split between rival Eastern
and Western blocs, announced plans to reunite, raising fears that a powerful
nation at the heart of Europe would once again tower over its weaker
neighbours. As a condition of French consent to the reunification, French
President Francois Mitterrand demanded a steep price: that Germany give up
its cherished stable currency, the deutsche mark, and bind itself to a
common currency, and to the broader tapestry of Europe.
That worked for years. But time and circumstance are conspiring to put
Germany in the driver’s seat. Continental powers including France and Italy
have faded in influence, while inside Germany the long caution about being
assertive has mostly worn out. The German flag, long regarded with suspicion
even inside Germany as a symbol of nationalistic pride, now flutters more
and more across the country.
At the highest levels of the chancellery, there is a sense that now is the
time for grand plans, and Merkel this month called for far-reaching changes
intended to impose greater economic policy coordination among the 17
countries that share the euro. A change could take years to take effect, but
a first step, they hoped, would come at the G-20 meeting of world leaders on
Germany “has been in a constant reactive role,” said Fredrik Erixon, head of
the European Centre for International Political Economy, a Brussels think
tank. Now, though, it “is at a place where it can largely dictate what it
wants to see in other countries, and they have to go along with it.”
But even long-time allies such as Austria are resisting Germany’s supremacy.
“I can absolutely not accept that Germany and France make decisions, then
present them to the rest of the euro zone, Austrian Foreign Minister Michael
Spindelegger told Austrian television. “There’s no economic board or diktat.
We have a euro zone with 17 countries.” In Germany, the dissension is
raising eyebrows. “Everybody is calling for
said the country’s
deputy foreign minister, Werner Hoyer, “but no one wants to be led.”
VATICAN CALLS FOR
CENTRAL WORLD BANK
The Vatican just recently published a report by the Pontifical Council of
Justice and Peace. It calls for the establishment of a "global authority"
and a "central world bank" to rule over the world's diverse financial
Although this body does not speak directly for Pope Benedict, it carries his
authority because the report quotes him extensively.
In fact, in 2009 Pope Benedict issued an encyclical called "Caritas in
Veritate." In it, the Pope denounced the capitalist mentality as
responsible for the global financial meltdown.
He also stated that the world's nations need to transfer part of their
powers to a
world authority. Then he argued that "there is an
urgent need for a true world political authority."
HAS WARNED OF
FINANCIAL DISASTER IN THE
“Come now, you rich, weep and wail because
of the miseries that are coming upon you. Your wealth has become rotten,
and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and
their corrosion will testify against you and will consume your flesh like
“See, the wages of the
labourers who reaped your fields, and which have been withheld by you cries
out against you; and the cries of the harvesters have reached the
ears of YHWH of Hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and
self-indulgence; you have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You
have condemned and murdered the righteous who were not resisting you.”
The same passage in James indicates that believers will see something of
this financial meltdown before the Rapture:
“Be patient, therefore,
brethren, until the coming of the Master.
See how the farmer
waits expectantly for the precious 'fruit of the earth,' waiting patiently
until the land receives the early and late rains.
You too be patient.
Establish your hearts, for the
coming of the Master is near.”
THE MIDDLE EAST
U.S. PULLOUT FROM IRAQ – A WIN FOR IRAN
Obama announced that
all US soldiers will be brought home from Iraq by the end of the year. In
celebratory remarks Obama said: “The tide of war is receding,” the Iraq war
is ended. But he failed to tell the American people that after tremendous
cost in blood - 4,485 killed, 33,169 wounded - and treasure - $800+ billion
spent - he is giving Iraq to Iran because he lacks political will and
After the announcement, Hillary Clinton pledged: "To countries in the
region, especially Iraq's neighbours, we want to emphasize that American
will stand with our allies and friends, including Iraq, in defence of our
common security and interests."
reports that many top experts believe the pull-out will leave in Baghdad, a
government and national army incapable of defending the country against
widening cycles of terror as the government, headed by
Nouri al-Maliki, under Tehran's thumb. Torn by strife among Shi'ites, Sunnis
and Kurds, Iraq is in no state to obstruct Iran's hegemonic plans for the
Persian Gulf and Syria.
More than 30,000 armed members of the
Iranian Revolutionary Guards' terrorist
arm, al Qods Brigades,
are already deployed there. Most of the Shi’ite figures
in government and parliament are now using al Qods for protection. This
makes them vulnerable to manipulation from Tehran. Already, al Qods has the
run of Baghdad's Green Zone, the top-security enclave, built at a cost of
billions of American dollars to keep the US embassy and high commands in
Iraq and its seat of government safe from terrorist bombs.
After the US military drawdown, 16,000 US embassy staffers will remain in
the Green Zone, including 5,000 security officers and civilian contractors.
They will stand eyeball to eyeball with a like number of al Qods operatives
defending the pro-Iranian Iraqi government. It is on this jarring note that
America is about to end its war in Iraq.
For Tehran, the US
pullout is seen as a green
light to intensify its meddling in Iraq.
A long-standing joke has been that the US has spent billions of
dollars to invade Iraq only to hand it over to the Iranians on a
At the outset of the US military
the George W. Bush administration saw the
toppling of Saddam Hussein as a
means of weakening their common enemy, Iran.
They hoped a democratic government
in Baghdad could lead to increasing calls among Iranians
for an end to their political system,
which was controlled by ayatollahs and religious
Washington hoped a
new Iraqi government would back
the West on economic
reform, energy policy and the need to
eliminate weapons of mass destruction. But it did not work out like that;
rather, Iran took advantage of Saddam’s downfall to extend its
influence into Iraq, and
supplied weapons and commandos to fight against American troops there.
Nouri al-Maliki and
other top Iraqi
officials lived in Tehran during much of
Saddam's reign, and developed
close relations with Iranian officials who share the Shia faith with
60% of Iraqis. And in Iraq they
have backed Iran on important regional
issues such as support for
embattled Syrian President Bashar
A danger now is that Iraq
could replace the
role Syria has played for Iran,
facilitating Iran's transfer of funds and arms to proxy groups such as
Hizb’ollah and Hamas.
leadership had prided itself
on its ability to
destabilise Iraq through Shia allies such
as cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Now
analysts say Iran could turn its
attention to Afghanistan where more
than 100,000 US troops remain.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told CNN: "The United States has
become weaker and weaker. Now they are hated in the region." He also said
that Tehran has "a very good relationship" with Iraq's government, and said
the relationship will continue to grow. "We have deepened our ties [with
Iran] day by day."
Military leaders on the ground in Iraq say that the resurgence of
in Iraq will be a major threat to the rebuilding of this very important
Middle Eastern nation.
Now with US troops out of the country, Iraq, backed by Iran, will become
once more an intense adversary of Israel, as Psalm 83:1-8 has foretold:
“O God … They craftily plot against Your people, and conspire against
Your hidden, treasured ones. They have said, 'Come, and let us
destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no
more.' For they have conspired together with one mind; they make a pact
against You; the Ishmailites, Edom, Moab, Ammon (Jordan) … Philistia (Gaza),
with the inhabitants of Tyre (Lebanon). And
(Iraq) also had joined with them
US PLANS POST-IRAQ
BUILDUP IN GULF
The New York Times
reports the United States is negotiating with Kuwait to
allow American combat troops to be based in the Persian Gulf area after
completing the announced withdrawal from Iraq by the end of this year.
THE ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION OF IRAQ (BABYLON)
total destruction of Babylon which is Iraq, is in Jeremiah 50 & 51. These
are a few of the verses:
"So the land quakes and writhes, for the purposes of YHWH against
Babylon stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without inhabitants.
'The sea has come up over Babylon; she has been engulfed with its many
tumultuous waves. 'Her cities have become ruined and desolate, a
parched and desert land; a land where no-man lives and through which no-one
passes’.” (Jeremiah 51:29, 42-43)
TURKEY AND IRAN
VIE FOR INFLUENCE IN MID EAST
Though official comments praise “brotherly ties” between Turkey and Iran
with some sore remarks here and there, the two neighbours are competing with
each other to gain influence in the region.
It appears Turkey and Iran both have found themselves positioned in
different camps with the latest developments in the Middle East. A hidden
power struggle is likely.
It was less than a year ago when Turkish President Abdullah Gül visited
Tehran, and when the leaders of the two countries expressed hopes for
But then the “Arab Spring” (uprisings) began. Turkey chose to act in line
with the US. This, as well as Turkey’s attitude towards Syria, caused Iran
to turn sour. To top it all off, when Turkey agreed to the construction of a
NATO radar on its territory at Kürecik, Tehran started to express its
disappointment at the highest level. The statements coming from Iran were
not only criticism but also a threat.
According to a former Turkish ambassador, there is a hidden power struggle
between Iran and Turkey, and it has intensified as Turkey started to act as
a leader in the region.
When looking at the picture in the region, Turkey seems to have concluded
that its best interests at present lie with acting together with the US,
which means that Turkey’s relations with Iran will follow a sour course in
the near future. But Turkey and Iran, who have not fought a war since the
Qasr Shirin Treaty of 1639, in spite of their own ambitions, always find a
balance in managing their ties. -
According to the prophet Ezekiel (38:5-6), both Iran (Persia) and Turkey (Togarmah)
will be aligned with the Northern Confederation of Rosh in the Tribulation
when it comes down against Israel.
“THE ARAB SPRING”
(or is it “WINTER”?)
Recent events demonstrate that the so-called Arab Spring (uprisings) have
toppled three North African tyrants that may be replaced by Islamist
Many prophetic watchmen believe the Arab Spring is not about democracy, but
rather about using democracy as a mask to establish Islam and Sharia law.
TUNISIA was the first to bring down its president.
As the people protested and called for democracy in January, Zine El Abidine
Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia.
After the elections last month, the Ennahda "Renaissance" Islamic
party, with a plurality (41%) of the votes, claimed the victory. While the
party is politically Islamic, it claims to be moderate. Tunisia depends on
tourism, and so the concern is to present the new Tunisia as a model of a
balanced democratic Islamic state. Ennahda has vowed to promote
social justice, economic development, and a government free of corruption.
It also has said it would promote democratic and women's rights.
But Ennahda is led by Sheik Rached Ghannouchi,
a man who just returned from a 22-year exile in the UK. He claims his party
is a “broad umbrella party” of Islamists and “an antidote to the Western
notion of a clash of civilizations.”
Tunisia’s election impressed Barak Obama so much that
week he hosted that country’s acting prime minister at the White House.
Obama used the occasion to praise Tunisia’s election as an “inspiration” and
stated he was “deeply encouraged by the progress.” But perhaps Obama
wouldn’t be so sanguine if he knew Ghannouchi’s history.
Martin Kramer, a scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy,
wrote a paper which documents Ghannouchi’s Islamic extremism and his hatred
for America. He threatened the US in a speech given in Sudan in 1990. “We
must wage unceasing war against the Americans until they leave the land of
Islam, or we will burn and destroy all their interests across the entire
Islamic world,” he said.
He visited Iran in 1979 where he defended the takeover of the US embassy in
Tehran, claiming it was a “spy centre.” Subsequently he helped “thaw
relations between Sunni Islamist movements and Iran.” He reportedly received
a delegation from Hizb’ollah - Iran’s terrorist proxy - while in Britain.
Ghannouchi’s radicalism was publicized as recently as 2001 on an al-Jazeera
broadcast, when he extolled Palestinian suicide bombers and advocated
anti-American violence. So is there any doubt Ghannouchi will seek to make
Tunisia into a radical Islamist state?
Since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak last February, the “freedom movement”
has been stymied, and Islamic forces have increased in power. Elections have
been scheduled for November 21, and the Muslim Brotherhood is positioning
itself to become the ruling power of the new Egypt. It is organized and popular, and promotes a
strict form of Islam.
The MB, however recognizes the financial and social problems that Egypt
currently faces, and it does not want to deal with the mess all on its own.
The MB has announced it would not field a presidential candidate or attempt
to gain a parliamentary majority, but it would have its candidates run for
50% of the parliamentary seats. The idea is to gain a strong voice in the
parliament, taking a central role in shaping the constitution, without
having to take on all the responsibility, and all the blame, if things go
In the past, Egypt, like many Gulf nations, made Sharia the main source of
legislation, but did not necessarily enforce all that Sharia dictates. Like
Tunisia, Egypt depended on tourism. (In Saudi Arabia and Iran, public
flogging is still the punishment for drinking alcohol and thieves' hands are
still hacked off.) Egypt has Sharia as "the source" of law, but it simply
requires that no laws directly contradict Sharia, rather than requiring that
Sharia be strictly implemented.
We believe that Egypt will be the prophesied “king of the south” - a
southern Islamic alliance.
that Egypt will break away from its 1978 peace treaty with Israel have
increased. And in fact, the Scriptures foretell Egypt’s agenda.
“Egypt rises like a flood, like the rivers whose waters surge about; and
he says, 'I will go up; I will cover that land; I will destroy the
city and its inhabitants’.” Jeremiah 46:8
Egypt’s destruction is also foretold:
“At the end time the king of the South will collide with him (the
Antichrist) … and the land of Egypt will not escape.” (Daniel 11:40, 42.
Also see Ezekiel 29:9-12 – “Egypt will become a desolate land.”)
After months of conflict, aided by NATO air strikes, Mahmoud Gadhafi’s
brutal regime crumbled and the dictator himself was humiliated and killed in
October. As a new government was being formed, the
Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, declared the official liberation of the country, and
outlined a more radical plan than was expected; it included the
introduction of Islamic law in the new Libya. He declared that Libyan laws
in future would have Sharia, the Islamic code, as its "basic source."
Mr Abdul-Jalil went
further, lifting by decree a law from Gaddafi's era that, he said, was in
conflict with Sharia - the banning of polygamy.
Jalil indicated that he would legalize polygamy. (Under Sharia men can take
up to four wives).
In a blow to those
who hoped to see Libya's economy integrate further into the western world,
he announced that in future, bank regulations would ban the charging of
interest, in line with Sharia. "Interest creates disease and hatred among
people," he said. (Gulf states like the UAE have pioneered the development
of Sharia-compliant banks which charge
Islamists are also heroes right now in Libya. The Islamist leader who
stormed Tripoli, Abdalhakim Belhadj, was tortured for seven years in a top
security Libyan prison under Gaddafi. And now he, and other freed men like
him, hold honoured positions as living martyrs.
ACADEMIC AS INTERIM PM
NOV 1/11. Libya now has a new leader with the election of a university
academic Abdurrahim al-Keib as the country's interim prime minister. He has
immediately vowed to make human rights his priority.
As Acting PM, he has the job ahead of him of organising elections for a
National Congress within eight months, and multi-party elections in 2013.
However, one of his first tasks will be to deal with international concerns
about Libya's missing shoulder-fired missiles, and other weapons.
According to Ezekiel 38:5, Put (modern Libya) will be embedded in the
Northern Confederation of Rosh.
YEMEN. The conflict that has gone on since
February is still a stalemate. President Ali Abdallah Saleh clings to power,
but al-Qaida which is entrenched in Yemen, seeks to overthrow him.
SYRIA. The regime of Syria's Bashar al-Assad - a
key partner of Iran - has been accused of major human rights violations,
including "crimes against humanity," in clamping down on the insurgency
targeting his regime.
The revolution in Syria has been going on for eight months, and more than
3000 people have been killed by the regime. Thousands of Syrians have fled
and taken refuge in Turkey, and also some in Lebanon and Jordan.
The uprising is in large part led by Muslim Brotherhood-oriented militants,
some reportedly armed by Turkey.
Recent mass demonstrations in Syrian cities called for the NATO coalition
that had helped liberate Libya from Gadhafi, to now deploy in Syria to help
bring an end to Assad’s brutal crackdown.
“TEL AVIV WILL BE FLATTENED”
Assad warned he will set the Middle East on fire if NATO forces attack his
country. "If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more
than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan
Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv."
also reiterated that Damascus will call on Hizb’ollah in Lebanon to launch
an intensive rocket and missile attack on Israel.
was quoted as saying: "All these events will happen in three hours, but in
the second three hours, Iran will attack the US warships in the Persian Gulf
and the US, and European interests will be targeted simultaneously.”
A high-level Islamic threat against Israel is now a dark reality.
“According to Western intelligence sources,
have charted a co-ordinated military operation for flattening metropolitan
Tel Aviv, Israel’s financial, industrial and cultural center, with thousands
of missiles launched simultaneously by all three – plus the Palestinian
Hamas and Jihad Islami [Islamic jihadists] firing from the Gaza Strip.
“Israeli officials have never publicly admitted that this threat is on
record, but Western intelligence sources have reported that Israel reacted
with a warning of its own:
If a single Syrian missile explodes in Tel
Aviv, Damascus will be the first to pay the price, and if the missile
offensive persists, one Syrian town after another will be destroyed.
“The Israeli message to Assad cited the warnings Defence Minister Ehud Barak
and government members addressed in the past year to Hizb’ollah, that if Tel
Aviv comes under attack from its missiles, not only Beirut but all of
Lebanon would go up in flames. Assad was given to understand that Syria
would go the same way as Lebanon if it engaged in missile belligerence
against Israel.” - DEBKAfile / Oct 4/11
“DAMASCUS WILL BE
Syria’s threats against Israel bring Isaiah’s prophecy into sharp focus in
“The oracle concerning Damascus. Look! Damascus is about to be removed
from being a city, and it will become a
heap of ruins
… the fortified city
with disappear from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus.” (Isaiah 17:1,
Damascus has never suffered the fate described by the prophet. It has been
continuously inhabited in its present location for about four thousand
years. But its destruction could be very near. Today we see warring parties
following a course that could very well fulfil this prophecy. (Apparently,
central Israel will be involved in this action, as a city of Ephraim is
ASYLUM' TO QUIT
NOV 10/11. Arab leaders are privately telling the US that they have offered
Bashar al-Assad asylum in a bid to get him to step down. "Some Arab leaders
already have begun to offer Assad safe-haven in an effort to encourage him
to leave peaceably and quickly," "Almost all the Arab leaders say the same
thing: Assad's rule is coming to an end. Change in Syria is now inevitable."
> “NEXT TIME,
WE’LL BEGIN WITH
ATTACK ON TEL AVIV”
OCT 21/11. Hizb’ollah chief says that if another war breaks out with Israel,
he’ll start the attack on the Centre, not the north of the country.
Should Israel enter into another war with Lebanon, Hizb’ollah will start by
and not north of the country, Hizb’ollah chief Hassan Nasrallah threatened.
The threats are very real, and utter devastation of Israel would be very
possible, if it were not for the promise of El Shaddai, the Almighty, to His
"No weapon forged against you will prosper, and you will refute every
tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of YHWH, and
their vindication is from Me," declares YHWH.” (Isaiah 54:17)
Although the majority of Israel are still in denial in regards to the
Messiah, Y’shua, God is mightily at work among them, and the day of their
national spiritual awakening is not far off. God’s purposes for Israel will
be fulfilled, and He will save them, and will bring one third through the
fire, purify them, and bring them into millennial blessing.
“In the whole land, declares YHWH, two thirds will be struck down and
perish; but one third will be left in it. And I will bring this third
through the fire, refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is
tested. They will call on My Name and I will answer them; I will say, 'They
are My people,' and they will say, ‘YHWH is my God'.”
“In the last days the mountain of the House of YHWH will be established
as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all
nations will stream into it. Many peoples will come and say, ‘Come, let us
go up to the mountain of YHWH, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will
teach us His ways, so that we may walk in His paths.’
“For the Torah (instruction) will go out from Zion, and the Word
of YHWH from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations, and will settle
disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into ploughshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against
nation, nor will they learn warfare any more.” (Isaiah 2:2-4)
That’s all part of the Millennial kingdom that’s to come in the near future.
But for the present::
“There will be war
until the end (of the age);
and desolations have
been decreed.” (Daniel 9:26)
SHARIA LAW WILL
BRING WAR TO THE MID EAST
Ronald Reagan’s assistant defence secretary, Frank Gaffney, has warned in an
exclusive Newsmax TV interview: “War is on its way in the Middle East as
Muslim countries are determined to force a showdown over the future of
Israel. It will presumably be over, at least in part, the future existence
of the state of Israel. It may involve all of its neighbours. It may involve
the use of nuclear weapons,” Gaffney predicted. “But whatever form it takes
and whenever it occurs, it is unlikely to be contained to that region, and
we must do everything we can to prevent freedom’s enemies from thinking they
have an opportunity to engage in that kind of warfare.” That means standing
“unmistakably” as one with Israel, and doing everything to prevent Iran
getting its hands on nuclear weapons.
Gaffney, who now heads up the non-profit Center for Security Policy in
Washington, D.C., was speaking on the day that the “moderate” Islamist party
Ennahda claimed victory at the ballot box in Tunisia, and the day after
Libya’s new rulers declared that country will be run on Islamic principles
and under Sharia law.
Gaffney noted that Ennahda had won what appears to be a clean election in
Tunisia, but that doesn’t mean there ever will be another vote there. He
does not believe Ennahda is really a moderating force. “I don’t believe
there is such a thing as a moderate Islamist party,” he said.
“The problem is not simply democracy. People are pointing to Tunisia as a
perfect example of democracy at work. Democracy is fine if all you want is
one-man-one-vote one-time. That is precisely what the Muslim Brotherhood and
its like-minded friends want.”
The Obama administration has to stop “embracing” the Muslim Brotherhood,
Gaffney says. “This is legitimating our enemies,” he said. “It is
facilitating their influence operations and their penetration and it greatly
increases the prospect that they will be successful at what the Muslim
Brotherhood’s own documents indicate is their desire, which is to destroy
western civilization from within.”
The Obama administration must apply pressure to ensure that democracy has a
future there and elsewhere in the region, Gaffney said. “The president and
his administration are not even pursuing that. What we are likely to wind up
with, not just in Tunisia, not just in Libya, not just in Egypt, but
probably in due course in Syria — as we have in Lebanon, as we have in Gaza
and probably will have down the road in Yemen, Bahrain, maybe Saudi Arabia —
is the takeover, perhaps through the ballot box, of people who will not seek
or allow others freedom, who will impose Sharia and who will use whatever
resources they amass as a result, not only to suppress their own people, but
to endanger us.” - www.newsmax.com
MUCH TALK ABOUT A
MILITARY STRIKE ON IRAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS
the past few weeks there has been a great deal of war talk, even about world
war. And there has been a lot of military activity, and countless
speculative news articles in circulation that have focused on the
possibility of Israel and the West launching an attack on Iran’s nuclear
The debate over possible Israeli military action has reached fever pitch in
recent days with newspaper leader columns discussing the benefits and
dangers of hitting Iran.
FIRST STRIKE AGAINST IRAN
OCT 31/11. Binyamin Netanyahu told his parliamentary colleagues: "If I had
to summarize what will happen in our region, I would use two terms:
instability and uncertainty. The collapse of Gaddafi's regime in Libya, the
bloody incidents in Syria, the American forces leaving Iraq, the new
government in Tunisia, the upcoming elections in Egypt and many other events
- these are all expressions of the immense changes occurring around us.
“These changes can increase the instability within these countries, and the
instability between countries. A nuclear Iran would pose a terrible threat
on the Middle East and on the entire world. And of course, it poses a great,
direct threat on us too ... A security philosophy cannot rely on defence
alone. It must also include offensive capabilities, which is the very
foundation of deterrence. We operate and will continue to operate intensely
and determinately against those who threaten the security of the State of
Israel and its citizens. Our policy is guided by two main principles: the
first is 'if someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first,' and the
second is 'if anyone harms us, his blood is on his own hands’."
NOV 5. Israeli President Shimon Peres said he believes a military strike
against Iran is a more likely option than a diplomatic solution to the
country's nuclear standoff. “Intelligence services of various countries
understand that time is running out and they are warning their leaders,” he
said in an interview with Israeli TV. “It would seem that Iran is getting
closer to having nuclear weapons. World leaders need to 'fulfil their
responsibility' to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, whether that
means serious sanctions or whether it means a military operation.”
Fuelling the speculations was a new
crucial report on the Iran’s nuclear programme that was scheduled to be
presented by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). (see report
Other indications of a possible attack on Iran, are:
A US army official told CNN that the US is concerned over the possibility
that Israel may attack Iran's nuclear facilities without notifying it first.
Washington is strongly opposed to Israel taking unilateral action, as any
strike on Iran could trigger retaliation from Iran across the region.
* In a recent conversation with US Secretary of Defence Panetta, PM
Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak reportedly gave only vague
responses on Israel's intentions regarding Iran's nuclear facilities and the
possibility of independent action.
* Barak and the Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman are said to be among
those backing a pre-emptive strike to neutralize Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Mr Lieberman said, "Iran poses the most dangerous threat to world order."
But a narrow majority of ministers currently oppose the move.
Publicly, Israel is pushing for a diplomatic offensive against Iran -
including the imposition of sanctions - rather than a military strike, but
Netanyahu has repeatedly warned that all options are on the table.
*Iran has warned that if Israel strikes its nuclear facilities, missiles
will rain down on Israeli cities. Syria and Hizb’ollah would presumably join
Iran in such an attack.
NOV 3/11. www.debka.com said: The sudden rush of military news on
Nov. 2, is part of an orchestrated Western performance to convince Tehran
that the US, Britain and Israel are on the verge of a military operation
against its nuclear installations. Directed from Washington, it is meant to
warn Iran that the play could become a reality show if it refuses to give up
the drive for a nuclear weapon.
Contributing to the menacing climate hanging over Iran were four events
involving Israel – all on Wednesday 3rd:
1. Israel conducted a successful test launch of a new intercontinental
ballistic missile, Jericho 3, which foreign sources report is capable of
carrying a 1,650 pound nuclear warhead 7,000 kilometers.
2. The IDF released photographs of Israeli Air Force squadron leaders
reporting from Italian air base runways to the media on joint exercises they
had conducted in long-range manoeuvres with the Italian air force "and other
NATO nations," to familiarize the IAF with NATO military tactics. The
inference was clear: The Israeli Air Force was strengthening its cooperation
with Western allies in preparation for a NATO assault on Iran.
3. The IDF's Home Command conducted a major drill in the Tel Aviv region
simulating a long-range enemy missile strike on Israel's population centres.
4. Defence Minister Ehud Barak left for an unscheduled trip to London
shortly after a secret visit to Israel by the British chief of staff General
Sir David Richards earlier in the week, as guest of Israel's top soldier Lt.
Gen. Benny Gantz. If the British general was in Israel only this week, why
was Barak in such a hurry to visit London?
British media reported as soon as Barak arrived, the
Ministry of Defence in London had accelerated and upgraded its contingency
planning for participation in a US-led assault on Iran. They carried an
account of plans for deploying large naval units including submarines to the
Persian Gulf, and said the UK was reported to have asked Washington for
permission to station its fighter-bombers on the Indian Ocean island of
Diego Garcia for launching bombing sorties against Iran.
newspaper reported that London is increasingly concerned over Tehran's
nuclear program and is preparing to deploy Royal Navy ships in the coming
months to assist a possible American strike on Iran.
According to The Guardian, the decision to strike Iran came about as
the result of the successful campaign that resulted in the dethroning of
All this whirlwind of military activity was said to have been prompted by
the IAEA’s conclusion that
within 12 months, Iran will have hidden all its nuclear and ballistic
missile facilities in deep underground tunnels in the mountains where they
will be invulnerable to attack.
NOV 9. The International Atomic Energy Agency has given the strongest
indication yet that Tehran is secretly pursuing nuclear weapons. It reported
that it had credible evidence from member states that Iran was pursuing
activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device.
“The agency has serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to
Iran's nuclear program." "Since 2002, the IAEA has become increasingly
concerned about the possible existence in Iran of undisclosed
nuclear-related activities involving military-related organisations,
including activities related to the development of a nuclear payload for a
missile, about which the agency has regularly received new information." It
says while some of the activities it has identified have civilian as well as
military applications, "others are specific to nuclear weapons."
Drawing on evidence collected over eight years, the IAEA reported that Iran
carried out “work on the development of an indigenous design of a nuclear
weapon including the testing of components.” The document shows that Iran
worked to redesign and miniaturize a Pakistani nuclear-weapon design by
using a web of front companies and overseas experts. Such a warhead could be
mounted on Iran’s Shahab-3 missile, which has the range to reach Israel,
according to the IAEA.
As could be expected, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected the report: "We
do not accept any accusations by the IAEA, whose head unfortunately has no
authority and just repeats what the US tells him to say."
WORLD DIVIDED OVER
STOPPING NUCLEAR IRAN
NOV 10. The world’s leading powers are at loggerheads over how to halt
Iran's nuclear programme.
Britain and other Western nations seized on the report to threaten further
sanctions. William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, said that it "completely
discredited" Iran's claims that its nuclear programme was for wholly
peaceful purposes, and that the Islamic Republic was "ramping up its
production of uranium enrichment to levels which could easily and quickly be
converted into weapons-grade material. Unless Iran was prepared to engage in
serious negotiations,” he said, "we must continue to increase the pressure
and we are considering with our partners a range of additional measures to
France said that it was prepared to adopt "unprecedented sanctions" if Iran
did not co-operate with the IAEA.
The German Foreign Minister said that "more severe sanctions would be
inevitable" if Iran did not return to serious negotiations.
Russia, however, said that the report contained nothing fundamentally new
and it flatly rejected further sanctions.
China, which depends heavily on Iranian oil to fuel its growing economy,
said that it was studying the report but called for dialogue and
Israel, which has threatened military action to prevent its arch-enemy
obtaining the means to destroy it, kept silent except for a pointed
statement by the prime minister:
"The significance of the report is that the international community must
bring about the cessation of Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, which
endanger the peace of the world and of the Middle East," it said. – The
IRAN 'READY FOR
WAR' WITH ISRAEL
NOV. 3/11. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi responded to reports
claiming Israel is planning a military attack against his country, stating
Tehran is "ready for war" with Israel.
"We have been hearing threats from Israel for eight years. Our nation is a
united nation; such threats are not new to us," Salehi told Turkey's
Salehi further warned that
if any country would attempt an
attack, Iran would not hesitate to retaliate. "We are very sure of
ourselves. We can defend our country,"
Salehi's statements came a day after Iran's chief of staff, Gen. Hassan
Firouzabadi, said Israel would be severely punished for any attack on
Iranian soil. "We would make them regret such a mistake and would severely
In case of an attack by the Zionist regime, the United States would also
IDF PREPARES TO
DEPLOY “DAVID’S SLING”
OCT 26/11. The Israel Defence Force is in the final stages of laying the
groundwork to deploy its “David’s Sling” – also called "Magic
Wand" -- long-range missile defence system in central Israel.
The move to deploy the system comes on the heels of Israel's deployment of
the Iron Dome missile defence system in the south, which has provided
efficient, but gives limited protection from rockets fired by terrorists
operating in Hamas-run Gaza into southern Israel.
If it works as advertised, Magic Wand will be able to operate in
inclement weather and will fire intercepting missiles capable of changing
course mid-flight. Whereas Iron Dome is intended to intercept short
range rockets, Magic Wand is designed to intercept long-range
missiles fired from Gaza and Lebanon.
According to security officials, Hamas and Hizb’ollah possess medium-range
missiles capable of striking at Israel's central regions, which could
potentially be intercepted by Magic Wand.
The cost of such units, however, is potentially prohibitive. A single
Magic Wand projectile can reach up to $1 million. Defence officials
argue the financial damage by a single rocket not intercepted, could easily
outstrip that. But critics of systems like Magic Wand say, despite
their proven operational success, that they are tactically defensive weapons
which only mitigate - rather than remove - the strategic threat posed by
stockpiles of rockets in terrorist’s hands.
Concerns have also been raised that reliance on such systems, rather than
aggressively pursuing the
elimination of strategic threats,
presents a weak strategic posture and could lead to complacency among
Israel's political echelons in regard to Israel's necessary strategic depth
in terms of maintaining defensible borders.
Like Iron Dome, there will be a limited number of Magic Wand
units to be deployed based on immediate operational needs. While the system
is likely to be able to protect central Israel from the daily threat of
Hamas' rocket capabilities, analysts say defence officials may have
over-sold its capabilities to the public in a scenario where open conflict
with Hizb’ollah - in possession of tens of thousands of rockets - erupt.
In such a scenario the IAF would be in a race against the clock to destroy
the stockpiles and launchers from the air, before the system was overwhelmed
or Israel's own stockpiles of expensive defensive rockets was depleted.
The Iron Dome and Magic Wand are two of the three systems
Israel is developing and deploying as part of its multilayered missile and
rocket defence apparatus.
The third system,
developed by state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, formed the top layers
of the defence shield.
the variant currently deployed, is designed to knock out ballistic missiles,
primarily the Shehab-3b currently deployed by Iran, and the more
advanced solid-fuel Sejjil-2 Tehran is now developing.
which would be able to intercept ballistic
missiles in space earlier in their trajectory, is currently under
development. According to Israeli media reports, David's Sling would also be
capable of intercepting long-range missiles like the Shehab at lower
altitudes if they evaded the Arrow batteries. -
www.debka.com reports on Russia’s solidarity with Iran.
OCT 26/11. Moscow has sold Iran the highly-advanced Avtobaza
truck-mounted systems which are capable of jamming aircraft radar and the
electronic guidance instruments of attacking missiles. This deal
substantially boosts Russian military assistance to the Islamic Republic.
These radar jammers are a component of Russia's most sophisticated
anti-aircraft and electronic warfare system for the early warning of
approaching assault planes and missiles.
is only part of the complete system. Its job is to transmit incoming
information via optic fibers to separate electronic command centres and
central air defence commands which then act to foil air or missile attacks.
Arguing that the weapon is purely defensive, Moscow claimed its sale to Iran
does not violate the UN Security Council weapons embargo against Iran.
However, the US and Israel are reported to suspect a Russian stratagem
whereby the Avotbaza jammers are only the first part of the deal, to
be followed by the delivery to Iran of the full ELINT-electronic signals
intelligence system. The full system would enable Iran to identity and react
to any aerial or missile movements – not only over its territory but in the
skies of the entire Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea.
Debkafile’s military sources describe the Avrobaza system as able to
simultaneously detect and electronically jam 60 targets within a
150-kilometer radius at angles ranging 360 degrees on 20 minutes’ notice.
Western suspicions were alerted by the way the Russians announced the
transaction. It was made by Konstantin Biryulin, head of a department in the
Russian Defence Ministry, a departure from the usual practice of announcing
these transactions through spokesmen of Russia arms export industry agencies
outside the government.
In his statement, Biryulin stressed, “Russia has sent a set
of mobile radar jammers to Iran and is negotiating future deliveries.” He
did not say how many jammers were in the contract or what other weapons were
under negotiation with Tehran.
American and Israeli officials were annoyed by Biryulin’s remarks: “We are
not talking about jets, submarines or even S-300 (missile) systems," he
said. "We are talking about providing
security for the Iranian state.”
Our Moscow sources take this also as the Kremlin's notice that this time it
will not surrender to US and Israeli pressure for calling off the
Avtobaza deal in the same way as it revoked its contract with Iran for
supplying S-300 missiles. From now on,
Russia is undertaking
responsibility for providing Iran with the defensive hardware it needs for
its national security.
Implied in this undertaking is another message:
Russia will not stand for American or any other Western attacks on Iran or
like the NATO operation which overthrew Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.
ALL THE BUZZ MAY
BE A SMOKE SCREEN
Middle East investigative reporter, Aaron Klein, reports:
The media buzz claiming Israel is preparing an attack on Iran's suspected
nuclear installations has reached a fevered pitch. My information, however,
indicates the Jewish state is prepping for a different war, an international
effort that could potentially escalate into a direct confrontation with
If Israel were indeed on the brink of launching air raids on the mullahs, it
would not first hold such a public discussion on the matter or leak to the
news media the debate about the subject from within PM Benjamin Netanyahu's
The visible Israeli military preparations, including the missile tests, most
likely are related to the strong possibility of
a U.S.-NATO-led campaign against Syria.
Damascus officials have told me that NATO troops are currently training in
Turkey for a Turkish-led NATO invasion of Syria. And separately, informed
Middle East security officials say Iran has been inspecting Syrian forces
and has been advising Syria about possible Syrian military responses should
NATO attack Assad's regime.
The same officials also said Russia recently sold Syria a large quantity of
Iskander ballistic missiles and that, in light of the NATO threat,
the Russian government renewed its pledge to sell Syria
the advanced S-300 anti-missile system.
A Turkish-U.S.-NATO strike on Syria would have immediate implications for
Israel. The Syrian president has publicly warned that foreign intervention
in Syria would cause an "earthquake" across the region, create another
Afghanistan, and threaten the Jewish state. Assad reportedly made similar
comments in a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmad Davutoglu. He was
quoted stating, "If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need
not more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the
Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv."
Assad also warned that "all these events will happen in three hours, but in
the second three hours, Iran will attack the U.S. warships in the Persian
Gulf and the U.S. and European interests will be targeted simultaneously."
The Syrian president's threats are not empty. His military possesses tens of
thousands of rockets and missiles capable of striking every zone in the
Jewish state. The Syrian and Iranian-backed Hizb’ollah is similarly armed,
and can rain rockets and other projectiles in a combined onslaught with
Iran's proxies in Gaza and West Bank.
Syria's military is not entirely capable of standing up to NATO. Its
strategy, therefore, is to immediately target Israel to create a wider
regional offensive that would greatly complicate an international effort to
dispel the Assad regime.
Iran could become directly involved in any war. Its Shi’ite fundamentalist
influence in the region is now challenged by the Sunni-led Turkey, which is
on the march, attempting to become the Islamic superpower in the Middle East
and Persian Gulf. Turkey is being aided in its pursuit by the Obama
Iran rightly views the possibility of a Turkish-NATO effort in Syria as a
thinly veiled attempt to check its own power by changing the Iranian-backed
leadership in Damascus to a Muslim Brotherhood-oriented Turkish partner. If
Tehran feels Syria is losing the war effort, Iran could escalate the
conflict by attacking U.S. or Israeli interests. In turn, Israel or the U.S.
could retaliate by striking Iran.
The war in Syria would likely translate into a larger regional war, a clash
of Shi’ite and Sunni superpowers, backed by larger international players,
all seeking to remake the Middle East in their interests. -
SECURITY EXPERT WARNS OF
CYBER WORLD WAR
NOV 1/11. A leading Internet security
expert has warned that a cyber-terrorist attack with "catastrophic
consequences" looked increasingly likely in a world already in a state of
near cyber war.
Speaking outside a
global conference on Internet security in London, Eugene Kaspersky, a
Russian math genius, told Sky News the threat was a real and present danger.
"I don't want to
speak about it. I don't even want to think about it," he said. "But we
close, very close, to cyber terrorism.
Perhaps already the
sold their skills to the
then ... oh, God."
founded an Internet security empire with a global reach, said he believed
that cyber terrorism was the biggest immediate threat confronting nations as
diverse as China and the U.S.
"There is already
cyber espionage, cyber-crime and hacktivisim [when activists attack networks
for political ends] -- soon we will be facing
British PM David
Cameron, talking at the London Cyber Conference, added to the growing chorus
of world leaders sounding the cyber alarm.
"We are here
because international cyber security is a real and pressing concern," he
said. "Let us be frank. Every day we see attempts on an industrial scale to
steal government secrets -- information of interest to nation states, not
just commercial organizations. Highly sophisticated techniques are being
employed ... These are attacks on our national interest. They are
He warned that "we
will respond to them as robustly as we do any other national security
Both the US and UK
used the conference to set out principles they hope will form the basis of
international cooperation in web governance, in which states would work
together on issues such as security and copyright protection without
imposing new restrictions on users, The Wall Street Journal reported.
which was attended by business and government leaders from 60 nations around
the world, demonstrates how cyber security has vaulted onto the foreign
policy agenda. But it is as likely to highlight dis-agreements as much as
consensus, with China and others more interested in clamping down on
Internet users than shutting the door on criminals and spies. Read more:
TELLS TOP GENERALS,
The following abbreviated report may seem “way out.” But it certainly lines
up in many ways with the Biblical prophecies of World War (Revelation 6:4-8,
Daniel 11: 40-44, Joel 3:9-13, Zechariah 12:1-4, & 14:1-3, & Ezekiel 38 &
39). And without a doubt, the nations at present are diligently preparing
for this apocalypse.
The world war will take place
in the Tribulation. “Armageddon” is a term often used for world war, but
strictly speaking, it is the war at the
of the seven year Tribulation when the survivors of the armies of the Beast
(Antichrist) gather in anticipation of “The Word of God” (Messiah)
descending on a White Horse to destroy the enemies.
Posted by EU Times /Oct 6/11.
A grim Federal Security Bureau (FSB) report on PM Putin’s meeting with
China’s leader, Hu Jintao, in Beijing warned that both Russian and Chinese
military forces were being placed on their ‘highest alert’ in anticipation
of a massive land invasion believed being planned by the US, of both the
Middle East and Central Asia.
The plans for this “Total Global War” the Americans are
preparing to launch were first revealed to China’s Ministry of State
Security by the former Blackwater mercenary, Bryan Underwood, who is
currently being held by US authorities for spying and which we reported on
in our October 4 report entitled,
“China Warns Russia of Coming American Great Event.”
Within hours of Putin’s reading of the coming US plans for Total Global War,
this report says, he wrote a rare article in the Izvestia daily
outlining a grand project to integrate post-Soviet states into closer
co-operation (see next article), scheduled an emergency trip to China to
meet with Hu, and ordered the FSB to notify China’s MSS of the arrest and
detention of their spy, Tun Sheniyun, who was captured last year for
attempting to steal sensitive information on Russia’s most powerful
As we had detailed in our previous report, the
“New Great Game,”
moves being planned by the Americans that are striking fear into both Russia
and China includes:
1.) The deliberate implosion of both the US and EU economies in order to
destroy the Global Financial System that has been in place since the ending
of World War II,
2.) The launching of a massive conventional war by the US and EU on the
North American, African and Asian Continents to include the Middle East,
3.) During this all-out war, the deliberate releasing of bio-warfare agents
meant to kill off millions, if not billions, of innocent civilians,
4.) At the height of this war the US and its allies will sue for peace and
call for a
new global order
to be established in order to prevent
the total destruction of our planet.
Russian and China stopped the West’s plan for another war this week by
vetoing the US-backed plan in the UN
Security Council to turn Syria into another Libya.
Even worse for the West’s war plan against Syria was President Assad’s
warning that if his nation was attacked by NATO, he would cause hundreds of
missiles to be fired onto Israel’s most populated city of Tel Aviv within
six hours, which would, of course, bring about a catastrophic
And in a pre-emptory move to counter the planned American blitzkrieg into
Central Asia and Pakistan from Afghanistan, Indian Army Chief General VK
Singh warned yesterday that thousands of Chinese military forces have now
moved into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir joining an estimated 11,000 more of
them believed to have entered that region in the past year.
Most frightening of everything in this FSB report, however, is the reply
Putin gave to Russia’s top generals yesterday when asked what preparations
should be made. He answered ... “Prepare for Armageddon.”
For full article> http://www.eutimes.net/2011/10/russian-leader-tells-top-generals-prepare-for-armageddon/
PLANS TO BUILD
Vladimir Putin wants to bring ex-Soviet states into a
article outlining his first foreign policy initiative as he prepares to
return to the Kremlin as the country's next president, Putin said the new
union would build on an existing Customs Union with Belarus and Kazakhstan
which from next year will remove all barriers to trade, capital and labour
between the three countries. "We are not going to stop there; we are
setting an ambitious goal -- to achieve an even higher integration level in
the Eurasian Union," Putin wrote in Izvestia. – Reuters, 4
Putin’s goal, evidently, is a Russian-led confederation that will include
most of the former Soviet Union, but much more. Maybe Putin has read
Ezekiel 38 and discovered that Russia is destined to lead a much greater
superpower than the Soviet Union. The new alliance will include all the
Turkic peoples from Turkey across to Xinjiang in West China, as well as
Iran, Libya, and more.
Mr Putin said: "Only in around 2015 may we approach the realization of the
idea of creation of Eurasian Union if we work as energetically as we have
We propose creating a powerful supranational union capable of becoming a
pole in the modern world, and at the same time an effective bridge between
Europe and the dynamic Asia-Pacific Region."
"A Eurasian Union will differ from the EU in that it will be based on
Eurasian values, not European ones," says Alexander Dugin, head of the
International Eurasian Movement, a group of right-wing businessmen,
officials and intellectuals that is thought to have considerable influence
in the Kremlin. He says the EU's reliance on liberal economic institutions
to hold it together is its fatal flaw, and that
Putin will move to cement the economic integration of the Eurasian Union
with strong central authority.
RETURNS TO KREMLIN FOLD
7/11. Putin’s skilful plans for his Eurasian Union is exerting influence
over highly strategic recent converts to democracy such as Kyrgyzstan. In
his first pronouncement as President-elect, Almazbek Atambayev declared that
the US would have to get out of the Bishkek military base. But the large
Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan would remain untouched. Almazbek also
declared keen interest in joining Putin’s Eurasian Union.
WHAT DO THE
BIBLE PROPHECIES REVEAL
are terrible times ahead! But before I explain those events, let me tell you
those who are
this is it …
The Messiah, Y’shua (Jesus), will come to deliver His people.
Lord Jesus promised to come again to receive His people – those who have
come humbly to Him, in simple faith, believing in Him as Saviour and God;
they have received pardon and forgiveness of sins, and His free gift of
eternal life. To these the Saviour says:
“Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In
My Father's House are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have
told you, for I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I
go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself,
so that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:1-3)
dear reader, if you have not received the Lord Jesus as your personal
Saviour; if you are not yet counted amongst those who love the Master and
are saved, I urge you not to delay, but pray to Him today, believing and
trusting Him to forgive your sins, and to be your Saviour and God. (If you
don’t know how to pray, there is a prayer on page 48 which will help you to
pray for salvation.)
will the Master come for His people?
“For the Master Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. Then the
dead in Christ - those who died with faith in the Messiah - shall
rise first. Then we, the living believers who remain, will
simultaneously be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet
the Master in the air. And so we will be with the Master for ever.” (1
“catching up” is usually called
is a rapturous, glorious event, when the bodies of believers are transformed
into bodies like the Master, and they will be taken by Him to the Father’s
House – in Heaven. (Details are in our book
The Coming Worldwide Rapture.)
great “evacuation” will take place
7-year Tribulation, for the Master has promised to keep His people from the
time of trial that’s coming on the whole world. (Revelation 3:10). The
apostle Paul explained:
“For God has not destined us to suffer His wrath, but to receive
salvation through our Master, Y'shua the Messiah.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9)
Y’shua the Messiah is secure, and destined for Rapture and Eternal Joy. An
secure, but he is headed for the blackness of Eternal Remorse.
The horrific events that are ahead ...
the Rapture, the 7-year
“There will be great tribulation, such as has never occurred since the
beginning of the world until now; and there will be nothing like it
again.” - Y’shua (Matthew 24:21)
Book of Revelation, chapters 6 through 19 gives details of the Tribulation.
Many Old Testament passages such as Isaiah 24, also describe that horrific
time. (See our book,
How to Survive if You are Left Behind.)
prophesied for the endtimes.
foretells a fierce war between Israel and its surrounding Arab nations.
Israel will be powerful – like a firebrand in a field of sheaves. (Zechariah
12:5-7). This war could possibly take place before the Rapture. But
it could be early in the Tribulation, as a lead up to the world war. The
result will leave Israel in a seemingly secure position. But it will soon
after be caught in the midst of world war.
foretold in Revelation 6:4-8, Ezekiel 38-39, Joel 3:9-12, Zechariah 12:2-3,
Daniel 11:40-44, Malachi 4:1 and other passages. This war, I believe, will
be in the first year of the Tribulation. It will begin with the nations
coming against Jerusalem, but it will develop into a global war and a
result is the destruction of one quarter of the world’s population (Rev
6:8), including the wipe out of Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Russia and its allies
including Iran and Turkey. The leader of the Revived Roman confederation,
Antichrist, will be the apparent “victor,” and he will move into Israel
after the war, to establish Jerusalem as the world headquarters of the New
World Order – World Government. He will reign over all nations for the
second half of the Tribulation.
at the very end of the seven years Tribulation. The remnant armies of the
Antichrist are gathered in the Valley of Megiddo, in northern Israel, in
anticipation of the return of the Messiah with the armies of heaven. The
Antichrist will be destroyed there– cast into the Lake of Fire. And Satan
will be cast into the bottomless pit.
The Messianic Kingdom for 1000 years
the Tribulation, the destruction of the Antichrist, and the binding of Satan
in the bottomless pit, the Messiah will establish the glorious Kingdom of
God on earth for 1000 years. (Details are available in our book,
TODAY IS THE
DAY OF SALVATION!
THE SAVIOUR IS
“WHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD
WILL BE SAVED.”
CALL UPON THE SAVIOUR WHILE YOU MAY!
PRAYER FOR SALVATION
ALMIGHTY GOD, I
come to You just as I am, a sinner, seeking forgiveness and salvation.
I believe Your Son,
Y’shua (Jesus) died on the cross in my place, and paid the penalty my sins
deserved. I believe Jesus rose again from the dead, and that He is indeed
the living Saviour.
I believe Your
promise, Father, that if I call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus, I will be
saved. So I call upon You in faith, today. I place my trust in the Lord
Jesus, and I am now deliberately receiving Him as my personal Saviour. By
Your grace, I will follow Him all the days of my life.
Lord Jesus, I give
my life to You. Fill my life with Your power and holiness I pray, and make
me Your true disciple.
Thank You, Father, for receiving me, for Your salvation and for forgiving my
sins. Thank You for making me Your child. Thank You for the assurance that
You will save me from the Great Tribulation, and from a lost eternity. Thank
You, my Saviour. Thank You. Amen.
KEEP YOUR SIGNED PRAYER WITH YOU, AS A PERMANENT REMINDER OF YOUR DECISION
TO FOLLOW THE LORD JESUS THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE.
I INVITE YOU TO WRITE TO AN MRC ADDRESS NEAR TO YOU, OR TO OUR WEST
AUSTRALIA OFFICE. We would like to send you a booklet to help you on the
And may Almighty God bless you and keep you.
Your new brother in Christ, Don
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