Friends, let us know the times and seasons! We are near the end of this
present age, and wars are decreed!
The Almighty Himself has charged the nations to . . .
“Prepare for war!”
Now we know that Yahweh, the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe, is not a
war-monger. He loves the world deeply! But as the nations have rejected His
sovereignty, and have refused to heed His pleadings for them to return to
His precepts and care, He lovingly says … “Do I have any pleasure in the
death of the wicked, rather than that he should turn from his ways and
live?” (Ezekiel 18:23).
The Heavenly Master then takes issue and says; “Look! I will not always
strive and contend with you; if you refuse My grace, then you will bring
wars and judgments upon yourselves.”
Y’shua (Jesus) the Messiah has declared:
“When you hear of wars and
rumours of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place;
but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise up against nation
and kingdom against kingdom.” (Mark 13:7-8)
Today, war talk and war preparations are
dominating the air waves, and the doomsday clock is getting close to
midnight. The big question is,
“When will Israel and/or the
United States and Europe attack Iran?”
The present situation where we have constant
radical rhetoric from Iran’s radical leaders calling for Israel, the United
States and other nations to be wiped out, is very much like the heated
environment and rhetoric of Adolph Hitler in the 1930s. It took a world war
to bring his evil agenda to an end.
An attack on the well-equipped Shia regime
would, of course, bring very serious consequences for the whole world. So
President Obama, for one, wants to give more time for increased sanctions
against Iran to work.
Now while many reports anticipate an
imminent war, the possibility is that the Iranian nuclear issue may be kept
brewing until the time is ripe for the prophesied world war of Ezekiel 38 &
39; Daniel 11: 41-45; Zechariah 12:2-4; Joel 3:9-17; Revelation 6:4-8.
Scripture is clear that Iran (Persia) will
be a part of the Russian-led Northern Confederation that will come down
against Israel early in the Tribulation. So Iran is not going to be bombed
back into the 19th century before that war.
There could be a limited war against Iran
that would set back its nuclear program for a couple of years. But even a
“limited war” could unleash conflicts throughout the Middle East, and
particularly multi-pronged missile attacks on Israel from Iran’s surrogates,
Hizb’ollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian terrorist
organisations. The fury of Israel would in turn be released against the Arab
nations around, fulfilling (at least partially) the prophecy in Zechariah
“In that day I will make the
leaders of Judah like a burning pot in a woodpile, and like a flaming torch
among sheaves. They will consume on the right hand and on the left all the
surrounding peoples; and Jerusalem will be inhabited again on her own sites
- in Jerusalem.”
At present the civil war in Syria could
become a catalyst that could also set the Middle East on fire and also lead
to Zechariah 12:6.
Well, “anything” could happen in the months
ahead. But one thing is sure — there will be wars and more wars ahead in
these last days. So let’s be on the alert, be wise, redeeming the time, and
keeping in close fellowship with the Master.
of my readers will be well acquainted with the current events; others may
have missed out on the details, and need to catch up. So let us look at
what’s going on.
BARACK OBAMA WARNS
NOT TO ATTACK IRAN
UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER
been reported, President Obama has given Benyamin Netanyahu assurances that
he would supply him with war materials including super bunker-busters,
provided Israel holds back from attacking Iran until after the US
presidential election in November.
Implicit in Obama’s assurances is the threat that if Israel attacks Iran and
upsets Obama’s election prospects, Israel can expect “consequences”
if Obama is re-elected.
Caroline Glick has commented: “The reason
this matter is important is because it tells us the true nature of
Obama's demand that Israel give more time for sanctions and diplomacy to
work. When one recognizes Israel's short timeline for attacking, one
realizes that when Obama demands that Israel give several more months for
sanctions to work, what he is actually demanding is for Israel to place
its survival in his hands. Again, once Iran's nuclear project is immune
from an Israeli strike, Obama will effectively hold the key to Israel's
survival. Israel will be completely at his mercy.”
Another source says: “Any understanding with
Washington won’t prevent Israel from launching an independent strike
if Iran’s nuclear weapons development speeds up dramatically in the next few
EXTRACTS FROM NETANYAHU’S RECENT SPEECH IN U.S.
“NONE OF US CAN AFFORD TO WAIT MUCH LONGER”
As reported in Joel C. Rosenberg’s blog:
All the signs, to me, look like Israel is
going to war with Iran, and soon. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu strikes me
as a man who has made his peace with the task ahead of him, a man who now
believes his nation is capable of winning a war with Iran and has made all
of the preparations necessary to strike if need be. I’m not saying he’s made
a final decision. But he’s talking like a leader ready to make that final
decision in the not too distant future.
I believe his trip to Washington was part of
Netanyahu’s process of making a final assessment of whether the Obama
administration will truly back Israel, as the President promises, or whether
Israel will be completely isolated. While the White House is clearly
pressuring Israel not to strike, Congress seems ready to fully support
Netanyahu addressed the Joint Session of
Congress. His goal was to seek 100% support from Congress and the American
people — diplomatically, financially and with resupplied weapons, if not
full military support – if Israel has no other choice but to launch massive
pre-emptive strikes against Iran to defend the Jewish state from another
The PM’s message to Congress was expected to
be similar to the address he gave earlier to the AIPAC (American
Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference, and to President Obama in the
Oval Office - a clear, powerful and sobering message: When it comes to
stopping Iran from getting the Bomb, he said, “none of us can afford to wait
any longer.” Translation: buckle up, it’s about to be a very bumpy ride in
the Middle East.
Netanyahu told thousands of supporters of
Israel; “For fifteen years, I’ve been warning that a nuclear-armed Iran is a
grave danger to my country and to the peace and security of the entire
world. For the last decade, the international community has tried
diplomacy. It hasn’t worked. For six years, the international community
has applied sanctions. That hasn’t worked either.
“I appreciate President Obama’s recent
efforts to impose even tougher sanctions against Iran. These sanctions are
hurting Iran’s economy, but unfortunately, Iran’s nuclear program
continues to march forward. Israel has waited patiently for the
international community to resolve this issue. We’ve waited for diplomacy to
work. We’ve waited for sanctions to work. None of us can afford to wait much
longer. As Prime Minister of Israel, I will never let my people live in
the shadow of annihilation.”
“Some commentators would have you believe
that stopping Iran from getting the bomb is more dangerous than letting Iran
have the bomb,” Netanyahu continued.
“They say that a military confrontation with
Iran would undermine the efforts already underway; that it would be
ineffective; and that it would provoke an even more vindictive response by
Iran. I’ve heard these arguments before. In fact, I’ve read them before — In
my desk, I have copies of an exchange of letters between the World Jewish
Congress and the United States War Department. Here are the letters [holding
copies up for the audience to see]:
“The year was 1944. The World Jewish
Congress implored the American government to bomb Auschwitz. The reply came
five days later. I want to read it to you. ‘Such an operation could be
executed only by diverting considerable air support essential to the success
of our forces elsewhere … and in any case, it would be of such doubtful
efficacy that it would not warrant the use of our resources.’
“And, my friends, here’s the most remarkable
sentence of all, and I quote: ‘Such an effort might provoke even more
vindictive action by the Germans.’ Think about that – ‘even more vindictive
action’ — than the Holocaust.
“My friends, 2012 is not 1944. The American
government today is different. You heard it in President Obama’s speech
yesterday. But here’s my point: The Jewish people are also different. Today
we have a state of our own. And the purpose of the Jewish state is to defend
Jewish lives and to secure the Jewish future. Never again will we not be
masters of the fate of our very survival. Never again. That is why Israel
must always have the ability to defend itself, by itself, against any
TO PURIM AND QUEEN
What I appreciated most about the speech was
Mr Netanyahu drawing the audience’s attention to the Biblical story of the
Jewish Queen Esther, whose
prayers and fasting moved the Lord to
intervene to save the Jewish people from a Persian tyrant in ages past.
“This week, we will read how one woman
changed Jewish history,” he explained. “In Synagogues throughout the world,
the Jewish people will celebrate the festival of Purim. We will read
how some 2,500 years ago, a Persian anti-Semite tried to annihilate the
Jewish people. And we will read how that plot was foiled by one courageous
woman – Esther. In every generation, there are those who wish to destroy the
Jewish people. In this generation, we are blessed to live in an age when
there is a Jewish state capable of defending the Jewish people. And we are
doubly blessed to have so many friends like you, Jews and non-Jews alike,
who love the State of Israel and support its right to defend itself. So as I
leave you tonight I thank you for your friendship. Thank you for your
courage. Thank you for standing up for the one and only Jewish state.”
Earlier in the day, Mr Netanyahu gave a
decorated copy of an Esther scroll as a gift to President Obama during their
Oval Office meeting, and discussed the significance of the story with the
President. What is not clear is whether the Prime Minister explained the
ending of the story:
Yes, Esther did her part, praying, fasting
and intervening before the Persian king on behalf of the Jewish people. And
yes, the LORD did His part in changing Ahasuerus’ heart, and putting the
evil Haman on the gallows, and dramatically changing the dynamic in favour
of the Jews. But it must be remembered that in the end, the Jewish people
did have to fight against the Persian forces hell bent on their destruction,
and with the LORD’s help, the Jews miraculously prevailed.
“The king granted the Jews who
were in each and every city the right to assemble and to defend their lives,
to destroy, to kill and to annihilate the entire army of any people or
province which might attack them…..The Jews assembled in their cities
throughout all the provinces of King Ahasuerus to lay hands on those who
sought their harm; and no one could stand before them, for the dread of
them had fallen on all the peoples.”
(Esther 8:11 and 9:2)
Netanyahu’s decision to give the scroll to
the President further reveals the PM’s growing interest in the Bible and his
desire to make the Scriptures part of his Oval Office discussion. You may
recall that a few months ago, Mr Netanyahu announced that he was starting a
Bible study in his personal residence.
Please pray especially for Mr Netanyahu and
his advisors, that they would be like the sons of Issachar, “men who
understood the times and knew what Israel should do.”
(I Chronicles 12:32). -
NETANYAHU TO OBAMA:
“WE CAN’T WAIT MUCH LONGER,
IRAN HAS NOT ONE BUT
MAR 6/12. Israel PM Binyamin Netanyahu
brought 14,000 pro-Israel lobby cheering delegates to their feet repeatedly
- especially when he pledged on March 5, “Never again will our people have
to live in the shadow of annihilation.”
Earlier, he and US President Barack Obama
took a break from rhetoric and used a brief private interlude during their
three-hour long meeting attended by advisers to get down to brass tacks in
their argument over how and when to arrest Iran’s race for a nuclear weapon.
Debkafile’s Washington sources disclose a couple of their comments.
While publicly reiterating that there is
still a window that allows for a diplomatic resolution of the issue,
Obama admitted privately to Netanyahu that the Fordow underground
uranium enrichment plant can no longer be destroyed by bombs and
missiles; American commanders say all that can be done is to block the vents
of this underground facility and slowly stifle the personnel inside. Time
and several strikes would be needed to accomplish this.
Netanyahu said, “Iran is building not
one Fordow, but ten. We can’t wait much longer.”
Obama said: “There is no intelligence that
Iran has made a final decision to pursue a nuclear weapon.”
Washington source denied media reports that Netanyahu had assured the
president that Israel has not yet decided to attack Iran’s nuclear sites,
meaning he had offered the president the time he wanted for diplomacy and
sanctions to work. Our sources report, to the contrary, that he insisted
Israel is operating on a shorter timeline than the US.
In his speech to the AIPAC, Netanyahu set
the record straight by declaring Israel can’t afford to wait much longer”
and lauded the president for affirming Israel was entitled to “defend
itself, by itself.”
How much is “much longer” is the
subject of debate, but one thing is clear: Israel won’t wait beyond 2012
or until after the US presidential election in November.
Netanyahu’s visit to Washington did not
resolve Israel’s differences with the Obama administration about, if, when,
and by whom, military force should be applied to shutting down a nuclear
“ISRAEL’S EXISTENCE MORE IMPORTANT THAN
The veteran journalist of Washington Post,
Charles Krauthammer, wrote in early March, “Stopping Iran from obtaining a
nuclear weapon is more important than President Barack Obama’s re-election
Krauthammer also revealed that a senior
administration official told the newspaper, "We're trying to make the
decision to attack, as hard as possible for Israel.”
The journalist accused President Obama of
cheering for Israel at last week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC) conference and then stepping an about-face by agreeing “to yet
another round of talks with the mullahs” of Iran, despite previous
“blatant Iranian stalling and un-seriousness” on the part of the Ahmadinejad
Krauthammer directly accused President Obama
of putting his own campaign for re-election ahead of Israel's security.
“Obama wants to get past Nov. 6 without any untoward action that might
threaten his re-election,” he wrote.
Negotiations between the UN nuclear watchdog
IAEA and Iran so far have taken on the aspect of a charade, with Tehran
speeding up its work to enrich uranium, a key ingredient for a nuclear
weapon, at the same time it “talks about talking.”
“These negotiations don't just gain time for
a nuclear program about whose military intent the IAEA is issuing alarming
warnings,” according to Krauthammer. “They make it extremely difficult for
Israel to do anything about it (while it still can), lest Israel be
universally condemned for having aborted a diplomatic solution.”
As for talks and economic sanctions, he
stated, “Holding talks is not success. Imposing sanctions is not success."
Krauthammer commented, President Obama told
AIPAC, “Iran's leaders should have no doubt about the resolve of the United
States. And then he pursues policies — open-ended negotiations, deceptive
promises of tough US backing for Israel, boasts about the efficacy of
sanctions, grave warnings about ‘war talk’ — meant, as his own official
admitted, to stop Israel from exercising precisely that sovereign right to
“A fair-minded observer might judge that
Israel's desire to not go gently into the darkness, carries higher moral
urgency than the political future of one man, even if he is President of the
IRAN'S NUKE PROGRAM WILL
SOON BE STRIKE-PROOF
MAR 19/12. Israel's Defence Minister, Ehud
Barak, reiterated Israeli assessments that Iran's nuclear program is on the
verge of becoming immune to disruptions by a possible military
Iran's nuclear program, he said, "is
steadily approaching maturation and is verging on a “zone of immunity”
- a position from which the Iranian regime could complete its program
without effective disruption, at its convenience."
Barak sent jitters through the world two
months ago, when he first coined the "zone of immunity" phrase - a
reference to Iran's movement of sensitive nuclear operations deep
underground in heavily fortified bunkers, in an effort to compromise any
Israel doesn't want Tehran to reach the
point where it is technologically capable of building a bomb - a point it
estimates is just months away.
The remarks are likely to fuel already
rampant speculation that Israel is preparing for a strike before Iran moves
most of its nuclear facilities underground and beyond the reach of a
Earlier this month, PM Netanyahu said Israel hasn't yet decided whether to
attack, but senior officials who advocate a pre-emptive strike say Israel,
with relatively limited firepower, would have to strike by summer to
be effective. -
NUCLEAR TALKS WITH IRAN TO BE RESUMED
MAR 6/12. The morning after Binyamin
Netanyahu pledged before the AIPAC convention that he would head off the
threat of Israel’s annihilation by a nuclear Iran, the European Union’s
Catherine Ashton suddenly jumped up with a proposition to Tehran to
resume the long-stalled nuclear negotiations with the world powers. She
made her offer on behalf of China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation,
the UK and the US.
Playing the same game, Tehran signalled its
willingness to let international inspectors visit the military base of
Parchin where nuclear explosive tests are strongly suspected of taking
After these announcements, Tehran muddied
the issue by saying:
“Considering the fact that it is a military site, granting access is a
time-consuming process and cannot be permitted repeatedly. Nevertheless it
would be allowed after the International Atomic Energy Agency submits
paperwork about related issues.”
March 5, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano declined to spell out the
suspicion that the Iranians needed time to remove nuclear evidence from
Parchin. "But I can tell you,” he said, “that we are aware that there
are some activities at Parchin and it makes us believe that going there
sooner is better than later."
In the past this military base was used for
the secret testing of nuclear explosives and warhead triggers.
Our Washington sources add that US
intelligence certainly knew what was going on there. So did President
Obama, when he addressed the AIPAC convention and promised to “prevent,
not just contain” Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon. And
so did Netanyahu, when he met the president at the White House. Yet
Parchin did not come up on any of those occasions.
The prime minister knew there was no point
because Obama was already firmly set on engaging Iran in nuclear
diplomacy with the Six Powers – probably in Istanbul next month as
Tehran had proposed – irrespective of any other considerations.
Netanyahu spoke from this knowledge when he
declared “Israel must be master of its fate” and, “The pressure (on
Iran) is growing but time is growing short.”
He made it clear that he has no faith in the
diplomatic option achieving anything. As in the past, Tehran would
apply “bazaar bargaining tactics” to duck, procrastinate and haggle, while
using the talks as a safe cover for continuing with impunity the very
processes under discussion.
Yet a few hours after the Obama-Netanyahu
impasse, Washington and Tehran whipped out the diplomacy ploy to cut
short Israel’s military plans.
It was assumed that Israel would not risk
attacking Iran while it was locked in international negotiations.
But Netanyahu has always resisted making this promise.
Israel may therefore see its chance when the diplomatic process inevitably
hits bumps in the road and stalls.
US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta echoed
Obama when he spoke before the AIPAC conference. He vowed that the US would
take military action to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon
if diplomacy failed. "Military action is the last alternative when all
else fails," he told the pro-Israel lobbying group. "But make no mistake,
we will act if we have to."
There is no guarantee that Iran won’t
already be armed with a nuclear weapon by the time Obama gets around to
determining that diplomacy has failed. -
U.S. HAS SUPER BUNKER-BUSTER READY
The US may use a new 13,600-kilogram
bunker-buster bomb against Iran, according to DefenseNews.com which
quoted U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Herbert Carlisle.
"The massive ordnance penetrator is a great
weapon. We are continuing to improve that. It has great capability now and
we are continuing to make it better,” Carlisle said. “It is part of our
arsenal and it will be a potential if we need it in that kind of scenario.”
Carlisle said that the bomb was "a great
weapon," specially designed to attack countries like Iran which have their
nuclear facilities buried underground.
He said the 13,600-kilogram weapon is able
to smash through a 200-feet (65 meters) concrete bunker.
Pentagon Official -
ISRAEL DEVELOPS ITS OWN BUNKER BUSTER
Israel has developed an improved precision,
bunker-burrowing weapon which Israeli Military Industries (IMI) unveiled on
March 6. The 500-pound MPR-500 is a laser-guided bomb that can penetrate
double-reinforced concrete walls or floors without breaking apart.
The bomb was shown in action penetrating
four reinforced concrete walls with fragmentation from the explosion limited
to a radius of less than three meters.
The new weapon is designed as an upgrade for
the US Mk82 in Israel Air Force stocks. “The lethality, precision, and
relatively low weight of the new weapon, enable its use against multiple
targets in a single pass.”
After blowing the first hole in the targeted
underground site, the next bombs continue to extend and deepen it.
The Israeli Air Force is also reported to be
planning to enlarge its Boeing-707 based aerial refuelling tanker fleet,
another key component in Israel’s ability to carry out an aerial strike
against a target as distant as Iran. The expanded tanker fleet, by providing
nearly 2 million pounds of fuel, would allow dozens of Israel F-15 and F-16
warplanes to carry more weapons on this mission. -
SWIFT CUTS IRAN OFF FROM FINANCIAL SERVICES
Belgium’s Society for Worldwide Interbank
Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), which handles most international
bank transfers, has eliminated Iran from its services.
The move is a “direct result of
international and multilateral action to intensify financial sanctions
against Iran," said SWIFT CEO Lazaro Campos. The embargo reduces Iran’s
ability to use a secure network to receive payments. It also will affect
Iranians wanting to receive money from relatives outside the country.
SWIFT’s decision is the harshest sanction
placed on Iran in efforts to force the Islamic Republic to cooperate with UN
nuclear inspectors and open up its nuclear facilities for surveillance to
make sure it is not trying to build a nuclear weapon. The Western sanctions
against companies dealing with Iran has not spread to China and India, but
the SWIFT sanctions will make it harder for them to pay Iran, which has
resorted to a barter system for some purchases.
SWIFT SANCTIONS COULD TOPPLE IRAN’s ECONOMY
MAR 18/12. Israel’s Finance Minister, Yuval
Steinitz, said that SWIFT's decision to halt Iran's ability to use its
electronic fund transfer system to make international transfers constitutes
a tremendous blow that could potentially lead to the collapse of the Iranian
economy. - Jerusalem Post
IRAN AGAIN THREATENS WORLD OIL SUPPLY
MAR 18/12. Ali Falahian, Iran’s senior
spokesman on sanctions, said that if the US and Europe think they can ignore
international law to promote their interests,
should know that Iran will respond in kind everywhere it can.
“I suggest that the West take seriously our threat to close the Strait of
Hormuz,” he said as Tehran’s response to the SWIFT decision to sever
ties with Iranian banks to enforce European sanctions on its nuclear
Economists have said that closing the sea
channel to the Persian Gulf could result in the doubling of the price of oil
and cause an international recession.
But two factors will work against a
blockade: American officials have said they could remove the blockade in a
matter of weeks; and Saudi Arabia has declared it will pump more oil to make
up for any loss in oil supply resulting from a blockade.
A large fleet of four US and French nuclear
aircraft carriers, and a dozen or more minesweepers and mine-hunting
helicopters are stationed on both sides of the Strait of Hormuz,
through which 17% of the world’s daily oil supply passes. Israeli naval
vessels also have deployed in the Red Sea.
Tehran may make good on its
threats by trying to drop sea mines in the strategic strait and/or the
approaches to the huge Saudi Ras Tanura oil export terminal.
SWIFT cut-off of ties with Iranian banks has gone a long way toward
isolating Iran from global commerce. It will affect Iranian oil sales to its
biggest customers in the Far East, China and Japan, as well as India.
It is estimated in Washington and European
capitals that the economic noose tightening around its neck is bound to
produce a response from Iran. The US-led European sanctions on Iranian oil
world trade were boosted in recent weeks by the United Arab Emirates which
stopped handling Iranian rials, further reducing its ability to trade and
obtain hard currency. –
After its foremost ally, Bashar Assad,
proved his ability to survive - largely with abundant Iranian
help - Tehran is unlikely to let this achievement be marred by a US
and European economic stranglehold.
vast naval build-up of powerful warships confirms that the
Europe and Israel are braced for harsh Iranian retaliation across more than
one part of the Middle East because of the crippling sanctions now taking
“WE MUST DESTROY AMERICA”
A senior Iranian commander called for the destruction, not just of Israel
but of the United States of America as well. “As long as America exists,
we will not rest,” said Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, head of the
Basij paramilitary force.
“In revealing the truth about America and
the Zionists, we must raise public hate against the despotic
powers and create the environment for the destruction of America,” he said.
IRAN STOCKPILING GRAIN
15/12. Reuter reports that vessels carrying at least 360,000 tonnes
of grain are lined up to unload in Iran, a sign that Tehran is succeeding in
stockpiling food to blunt the impact of tougher Western sanctions.
has been shopping for wheat at a frantic pace, ordering a large part of its
expected yearly requirement in a little over one month and paying a premium
in non-dollar currencies to work around toughened Western sanctions and
avoid social unrest.
Iran bought around 2 million tonnes of wheat over past couple of months.
KHAMENEI TIGHTENS HIS GRIP
5/12. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has strengthened his
control over the country's fractious ruling hardliners after loyalists won
more than 75% of the seats in parliamentary elections at the expense of his
president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Overall, the 290-seat parliament, known as the Majlis, is set to be
virtually entirely conservative, with the previous 60 reformist MPs pared
down to a bare handful.
candidates were screened for their loyalty to the Islamic establishment by
an unelected, hardline vetting body of clerics and jurists controlled by
widespread rout of Ahmadinejad’s supporters could consign him to a
lame-duck status for his 18 remaining months in office, but the combative
and irrepressible Ahmadinejad is likely to strenuously buck attempts to
curtail his power. Even so, the outcome of the election will likely
frustrate his hopes of priming an ally to succeed him in next year's
will be a relief for Ayatollah Khamenei, who wants a pliant president after
his bruising experience with Mr Ahmadinejad, whom he once championed.
appears that the era of 'Ahmadinejadism' in Iran's political history is
gradually coming to an end," said a prominent, Tehran-based political
analyst. But another expert said: "Ahmadinejad's camp has not been
demolished. We have to wait and see what happens after the new parliament
convenes in June."
THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
COULD LEAD TO A WORLD WAR
Israeli President Shimon Peres has warned
that a written peace agreement on Jerusalem will cause a world war. He
stated that there is at present a de facto peace in Jerusalem where people
pray, live and work together peacefully, but putting that into writing could
cause a world war to break out.
The former Chief of Staff for the IDF, Shaul
Mofaz, likewise, says that the prospects of war is inevitable if through
diplomatic moves, the UN declares a Palestinian state based on its own
unilateral definition of its borders. This also would cause a major conflict
in the region.
As world leaders work at bringing resolution
to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the peace process, the whole
process seems to be moving closer by the day to a major conflict breaking
out in the region.
Indeed, the Biblical-prophetic scenario is
that Jerusalem will be the centre of world war, with ALL nations involved.
Yahweh the LORD says:
"Watch! For in those days and at
that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will
gather all the nations, and bring them down to the valley of Y'hoshaphat.
There I will enter into judgment against them on behalf of My people and My
inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they
have divided up My land." (Joel 3:1-3)
"I am going to make Jerusalem
a cup that causes reeling to all the people around. Judah will be
besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the
earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem a very heavy rock for
all the nations. All who try to move it will be severely injured.”
GAZA CONFLICT, WORST VIOLENCE IN 6 MONTHS
200 ROCKETS HIT ISRAEL IN 4 DAYS.
MILLION ISRAELIS forced INTO BOMB SHELTERS
MAR 9-12/2012. Residents living in southern
Israel have been subjected to a dramatic surge of rocket and mortar
from northern Gaza fired rockets at Beersheba, Ashdod and Gan Yavne as the
red alert was sounded across Israel's southern cities," reports Ynet News.
rocket slammed into a residential neighbourhood in Beersheba, striking the
courtyard of an empty school in Beersheba. Another rocket damaged 15 houses.
At least eight Israelis have been wounded, some seriously.
A police officer said that if one of the
missiles had exploded a few feet to the right or left of its impact site in
a residential area, it would have directly hit apartments.
As Israelis seek shelter in bomb shelters
and the world is largely silent as rockets rain down on innocent Israeli
civilians, Prime Minister Netanyahu has declared that the current assault on
Israel is being triggered by Iran.
Israeli schools in the south have been
closed, keeping more than 200,000 school children at home. One million
Israelis in southern Israel have been ordered to stay in rocket-proof
Islamic Jihad has been responsible for many of the more than
200 recent rocket attacks.
The Israeli Air Force responded by bombing
Hamas rocket launchers and weapons warehouses, and it eliminated four top
terror leaders. At least 25 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed in
strikes during the first four days of conflict, while at least 75 people
have been wounded.
GAZA TERRORIST LEADER KILLED
Israel Air Force
launched a strike on Palestinian targets in Gaza, killing the leader of the
Popular Resistance Committees, the organization that captured former
captive, IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. The IDF Spokesman said in a statement
that the attack targeted Zuhir al-Qaisi, the secretary-general of the
Popular Resistance Committees, and his collaborator, Mahmoud Hanani.
Israel is on alert against possible attack from Egypt as Netanyahu vows to
strike Gaza terrorists. The Prime Minister
said Israel has dealt a strong blow to the terrorist groups
in the Gaza Strip. And air
assaults against Gaza will go on as long as necessary.
IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz reassured
Israel that it “will continue to retaliate with force and sensitivity
against any firing directed at Israel. Hamas and other terror groups
continue to gain strength at an alarming rate. We do not seek escalation,
but Hamas controls Gaza."
Iron Dome anti-missile system foiled 90% of the missiles
fired from Gaza. These are the highest success rates for the defence
system to date. IDF chief, Benny Gantz, praised the IDF officials in charge
of operating the system during the situation assessment.
"The Iron Dome has successfully intercepted 25 out of 27 rockets fired at
Beersheba, Ashdod and Ashkelon. Two other
rockets exploded in open fields between Beersheba and Ashkelon ...
The system also intercepted two rockets aimed at the port city of Ashkelon,
home to key oil and gas pipelines and a
electricity generation station.
It also intercepted a missile aimed at the
port city of Ashdod, several miles north of Ashkelon and near the southern
edge of metropolitan Tel Aviv. The system is able to differentiate between
destinations of missiles and does not intercept those that will hit open
Hamas called for a ceasefire but attacked
Israel with at least six more rockets and missiles the next day. Hamas has
broken dozens of ceasefires since it officially took control of Gaza after a
bloody military coup nearly five years ago that ousted the rival Fatah
movement, headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Jordan slammed Israel's 'barbaric' strikes on Gaza;
Turkey condemned Israeli strikes in Gaza;
Iran called Israel's Gaza raids 'war crimes.'
ANOTHER GROUND ASSAULT ON GAZA, ONLY MATTER OF TIME!
Israel has ruled out for now, a ground
assault to stop the terrorist missile attacks. But senior military
commanders have repeatedly said it is only a matter of time before the IDF
sends ground troops into Gaza, where Hamas and other terrorist groups have
stockpiled thousands of tons of explosives and advanced weapons, including
medium-range rockets and anti-aircraft missiles.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman
sidestepped questions concerning if and when Israel will send ground troops
into Gaza, referring a Voice of Israel government radio interviewer to the
Likud Knesset Member Gilad Erdan said he is
against a ground incursion for the time being. But Foreign Minister
Lieberman emphasized that the coalition agreement calls for toppling the
Hamas terrorist organization.
JIHAD ISLAMI WILL PAY IF ‘FAJR’ MISSILES ARE FIRED
MAR 11/12. Israel has passed a stern warning
to the Palestinian Jihad Islami (Islamic Jihad) to expect Israel
punishment on a different scale from the current surgical air strikes if
they dare fire the Fajr surface missiles supplied to them by Iran.
The warning was relayed through Egyptian Intelligence Chief Gen. Murad
Muwafi who is working with Washington to halt the Gaza violence.
The Iran-backed Islamic Jihad has in
its arsenal Fajr 5 missiles whose range is 110 kilometers and Fajr 3 which
has a 60-kilometer reach. They bring into range Israel’s urban, commercial
and population hub cities between Tel Aviv and Rehovoth, which are outside
the range of the Grads and Qassams, which have been fired from Gaza.
Military sources told debkafile that
the Jihad terrorists are aiming to produce a spectacular, multi-fatality
strike in a major Israeli city before ending this round of violence in order
to strut as victors in Palestinian and Middle East public eyes. This
ambition has been frustrated for three days by the Iron Dome system, which
has saved important towns like Beersheba and the ports of Ashdod and
Ashkelon from casualties and serious damage by intercepting the Grads before
ISLAMIC JIHAD SEVERELY DAMAGED
The IDF was said to be
“impressed” by Islamic Jihad’s ability to fire more than 300 rockets
during the main five days of hostilities, even though a significant number
of the rockets landed in Gaza itself, and close to 60 were intercepted by
the Iron Dome counter-rocket defense system.
said that Islamic Jihad was severely beaten and that it would
need time to rebuild its capabilities.
air force bombed more than 40 targets throughout the Gaza Strip over the
week, including nearly 20 rocket squads, and several weapons storage centers
and underground long-range rocket launchers. By the eighth day the
Gazan’s rockets had almost ceased.
PRAISES GAZA TERRORISTS
The leader of the Hizb’ollah terror
group, Hassan Nasrallah, congratulated the organizations in Gaza for causing
a million Israelis to spend days in shelters, as terrorists fired more than
200 rockets into southern Israel.
IRAN THREATENS BOMBARDMENT FROM LEBANON
has begun capitalising on its allies’ two perceived victories: Bashar
Assad’s success in seizing Idlib from rebel hands, and the
Palestinian Jihad Islami’s “triumphal” missile assault from
The Iranians are now moving forward with
plans to match the Palestinian assault on southern Israeli with an
offensive on north Israel from Lebanon.
IRAN BEHIND GAZA VIOLENCE
MAR 15/12. Binyamin Netanyahu said Iran is
the primary actor responsible for escalations in the Gaza Strip. "Gaza is
Iran." Connecting the recent round of violence in Gaza and the Iranian
nuclear threat, Netanyahu said he is not prepared to accept a situation in
which the country, which backs terrorist groups, becomes a nuclear
The Iranian foreign minister, Ali Akbhar
Salehi, met with a top Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar, in Iran,
who expressed his full support for the Palestinian cause
and condemned the "dastardly atrocities of the Zionist regime.
Zahar was in Iran, meeting with
leaders to gather support following a weekend of military exchanges with
Israel, according to the report.
Salehi told Zahar that the recent Israeli
air strikes in Gaza were a sign of Israel's weakness. “We are quite
confident that the Palestinians will win the struggle,” Salehi said.
MILITARY EXPERTS IN GAZA and SINAI
MAR 19/12. Iranian military experts are
active in the Gaza Strip and in Sinai, according to a high-ranking official
in Jerusalem. The official said the Iranians entered the areas via Sudan and
Egypt, and added that some of the rocket-launching systems in Gaza were
manufactured under Iranian supervision. - Ha'aretz
FATAH-HAMAS UNITY? NOT THIS YEAR!
MAR 14/12. A deepening rift within Hamas has
become evident, and Fatah officials have admitted they do not expect Hamas
leaders in Gaza to follow through on their end of the Cairo reconciliation
deal "anytime soon."
The Hamas politburo agreed to a recent
deal in Qatar with PA
Mahmoud Abbas to form an interim government of
technocrats. However, Hamas leaders in Gaza ambushed politburo chief Khaled
Mashaal with a raft of new demands that Fatah will never agree to.
Mashaal has tentatively accepted the notion
of a state on the 1967 borders, and offered Abbas a one-year mandate for
negotiations with Israel – but his fellow politburo members maintain any
agreement with Israel will only serve as a “prelude to war.”
Gaza chief Ismail Haniyeh maintains that all
talks with Israel are “futile” and believes the tide of the Arab Spring will
lead to victory in the movement’s armed quest to destroy the Jewish state.
Hamas demanded all the key ministries in the
new “unity government,” including the ministry of interior, and insisted
that no structural changes to Gaza's security forces – staffed by its terror
militiamen – should be made.
Hamas leaders in Gaza have blamed the delay
in implementing the Abbas-Mashaal deal on Fatah, saying they continue to
arrest Hamas members in their enclaves – and they
co-operate with Israeli security forces.
ARMY BRACES FOR
MASS ARAB MARCHES ON ISRAEL’S BORDERS
A series of simultaneous mass marches to
Israel’s borders are being planned in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Judea and
Samaria and the Gaza Strip on March 30. The marches are being held under the
Global March to Jerusalem campaign.
The Global March to Jerusalem
is an initiative that aims at getting over one million Arabs and
their supporters, to attempt to infiltrate Israel’s borders. A spokesman for
the march said this week the initiative “demands freedom for Palestine and
its capital Jerusalem.”
In addition, the global BDS - Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions campaign - is also planning a so-called “global
activity day” of educational events.
March 30 is marked by Israeli Arabs as “Land
Day,” held to commemorate the events of that day in 1976, when
demonstrations by Israeli Arabs against Israeli government plans to
appropriate land turned violent and a number of protesters were killed.
The Israel defence establishment has
expressed concern that the marches could turn violent, and has said that
Iran’s involvement is additional testimony to the extremist nature of the
Last year, dozens of Palestinians from Syria
infiltrated into Israel from the Syrian border, injuring 10 Israeli
IRAN BEHIND “GLOBAL MARCH TO JERUSALEM”
MAR 14/12. Following the announcement that
Arabs are planning a Global March to Jerusalem, the Meir Amit
Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) has presented
information that Iran is behind the initiative and openly supports
Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizb’ollah
and the Islamic Jihad are also planning to be involved in the marches.
ITIC recently revealed the exact plans for
the march as they were laid out at a conference in Jordan. Now, ITIC is
presenting evidence in its possession which indicates that Iran, openly and
with its own propaganda, supports the March 30 events, and is also involved
in organizational preparations for the marches. To that end, ITIC said in a
report, Iran employs proxies, including organizations and individuals.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that Iran
should openly support movements and groups operating against Israel.
Support for the marches to Jerusalem was
presented as part of a new strategy designed to increase regional unity
against Israel, based on the so-called “resistance axis” (i.e., Syria and
the terrorist organizations) and opposition to the so-called "occupation" of
By the time you receive this Alert, you will
know the outcome of the March 30 marches.
GENERALS FLEE AS HUNDREDS MORE KILLED
10/12. Ten high-ranking military officers from Syria, including four
brigadier-generals, have defected and crossed into Turkey to join the Free
Syrian Army. The news comes after Syrian government forces pressed on with
deadly assaults, killing another 50 civilians.
official Turkish news agency Anatolia said 10 officers from Damascus,
Homs and Latakia crossed the border into Turkey's southern province of Hatay.
Syrian Deputy Oil Minister joined the opposition
just one day earlier.
‘SYRIAN ARMY CLOSE TO COLLAPSE’
MAR 10/12. The days of Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad are numbered with his powerful Army close to collapse, the
country's most senior defector has said, calling for an "urgent need for
Giving an insider's view of the state of the
regime, General Mustafa al-Sheikh, who has taken refuge in Turkey, said
Assad's Army is close to a collapse, but warned that, that could plunge the
Middle East into a "nuclear reaction."
In his first interview, the former top
Syrian General told The Sunday Telegraph, "The situation is now very
dangerous and threatens to explode across the whole region, like a nuclear
The General's grim picture of the happenings
in Syria comes as US media reports said that all top Obama administration
officials were now predicting that the Syrian regime's downfall could be
near. – Zeenews.com
17/12. Regime troops stormed and retook IDLIB, a northern town of
150,000 people that for months had been under the control of the Free Syrian
Army. 1,000 refugees from Idlib poured into Turkey on a single day.
recapture of IDLIB has given the Assad regime renewed impetus.
250,000 Syrians have fled their homes, and nearly 10,000 have been killed
during the year-long uprising. The
of scores of victims have been found who had been tortured and burned to
been blindfolded, handcuffed and shot dead.
Another report says Bashar Assad, encouraged and aided by Iran, Russia and
China, has no intentions of going anywhere. And with the US, Europe and
Turkey holding back from stronger military action, Assad thinks he is in a
there are grave concerns about the …
SYRIAN CHEMICAL-BIOLOGICAL MISSILES
www.debka.com reports that
Barack Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu discussed not only their dispute over an
attack on Iran at their White House meeting, but devoted attention to the
Syrian crisis, focusing on the hundreds of surface-to-surface missiles armed
with chemical and biological warheads possessed by Syria.
The peril of the Assad regime launching
these warheads now tops America’s chart of the threats looming over
Israel and Turkey.
Obama prevailed upon his Israeli guest to
hurry up and patch up relations with Turkey, which he was willing to assist,
because it would take a combined US-Turkish-Israeli military effort to ward
off an attack by Syria’s poisoned missiles. Indeed, if the Syrian conflict
is not solved, America might be forced to turn its missile shield against
Bashar Assad’s missiles before they are needed against an Iranian attack.
The hazard could be accelerated by three
elements, say American sources:
1. Assad might decide to respond with
extreme violence to any foreign military intervention in Syria, even an
operation confined only to drawing the civilian population into security
zones safe from the attacks of his security services.
(On March 6, Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan
reverted to his call for security zones, and Israeli Foreign Minister
Avigdor Lieberman offered humanitarian aid to Syria’s beleaguered civilian
population. Both such actions, say the American sources, might well be taken
by Assad as provocations deserving of reprisal by missiles – first those
carrying chemical warheads, then biological ones.)
2. Assad might respond to an Iranian request
to take part in a pre-emptive strike launched by Tehran or Iranian
retaliation for attacks on its nuclear facilities by the US or Israel.
3. Assad might transfer his unconventional
missiles to Iran’s Lebanese surrogate, the Hizb’ollah - in which case, the
US, Turkey and Israel would have no option but to smash them.
Syria’s arsenal is being closely watched by
US surveillance drones after the lessons from the Libyan war when at least
5,000 advanced anti-aircraft missiles were spirited out of Qaddafi’s weapons
stores, some of them smuggled into Gaza for Hamas and other terrorist
SYRIAN MISSILES WILL PRE-EMPT ANY
sources, on March 10, Syrian president Bashar Assad warned visiting UN peace
envoy Kofi Annan in no uncertain terms that Syria was ready to unleash its
missiles against any country preparing for military intervention in Syria
before they moved.
While not mentioning them by name, Assad was
referring to Britain, France, Norway, Holland and Italy whose navies and air
forces have been drawn up ready for action in positions in the eastern
Mediterranean and bases in the Middle East, including the Royal Air Force
Akrotiri facility in Cyprus.
A Western military source has reported that
those European forces were standing ready to cordon off certain Syrian
regions and cities as “security zones” that would be off limits to Syrian
units including its air force.
Cruising opposite the Syrian coast are the
USS Enterprise and the French Charles de Gaulle, both aircraft
carriers. They are part of the combat forces the West has arrayed against
Iran, and from their Mediterranean posts, would take part in a military
confrontation erupting in the Persian Gulf.
The only foe Assad named specifically as his
first target for a pre-emptive missile assault was Turkey. He stressed he
would have no qualms about attacking Turkey.
As Turkey is a member of NATO, Syria could
be inviting a massive NATO retaliation.
‘IRAN NOW RUNNING THE SHOW' IN SYRIA
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)
have sent at least another 1,000 officers into Syria to help quell the Sunni
revolt, over the last two months.
"They are working with the Syrian Army and
security forces on all major operations and control the intelligence
an intelligence source said.
The sources said IRGC was playing a major
role in protecting the regime of President Bashar Assad, and had planned
the massive assault on Homs and Rastan. IRGC was facilitating operations,
supplying intelligence, selecting units and weapons as well as
deploying special forces.
IRGC has also deployed more than
3,000 fighters from the Lebanese-based Hizb'ollah for
operations, particularly in south-western Syria. The sources said Hizb’ollah
troops were used in combat to avoid charges of direct Iranian intervention
in the Assad war on the Sunni rebels.
is resupplying Syria
and is training Syrian units on
intelligence, electronic warfare and reconnaissance, particularly in urban
warfare. They said IRGC was also recruiting members of
Iranian-sponsored Shi'ite militias in Iraq.
IRGC has been in Syria for more than 20
years. But over the last few years, the elite Iranian military, particularly
its Quds Force, has undergone significant expansion and was assigned
the protection of Syrian missile and weapons of mass destruction facilities.
Iran's military presence in Syria is believed to number more than 15,000
The grim Syrian situation brings to mind
“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 will disappear from
Ephraim, and sovereignty from Damascus; the remnant of Aram (Syria)
will be like the departed glory of the sons of Israel,’ declares YHWH
of Hosts.” (Isaiah 17:1, 3)
VLADIMIR PUTIN DECLARES VICTORY
MAR 4/12. Vladimir Putin has declared victory in Russia's presidential
elections, and now returns for a third term as President after serving the
last 4 years as the country's PM.
Mr Putin told supporters at a rally in
central Moscow they had won in an open and honest battle. He received about
60% of the vote. But opposition groups have reported widespread fraud, with
many people said to have voted more than once. They have called for mass
protests in central Moscow, against this, “another rigged election.”
PUTIN PLANS FOR NEW “SUPERPOWER"
Vladimir Putin will now press on with his vision of a "Eurasian Union."
In an article last year, he outlined his new foreign policy initiative.
Putin said the new union would build on an existing Customs Union with
Belarus and Kazakhstan which from 2012 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.
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 been. … 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
"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.
WHAT IF RUSSIA INTERVENES IN SYRIA AND IRAN?
20/12. Joel Rosenberg muses on the “X Factor” which at the moment is
Vladimir Putin. He quotes from “an intriguing New York Times
which explained that for the Kremlin to raise enough money for Putin to keep
his lavish campaign promises over the next few years, oil prices would need
$US 150 a barrel,
significantly higher than the current $US 120 a barrel. And one way to drive
up oil prices would be to encourage or foment more tensions in the Middle
Putin is already moving Russian forces into Syria.
He’s also actively preparing to build a new regional
political/military/economic alliance - the
Rosenberg asks: What if Russia then intervenes in the current standoff
between Israel and Iran and signs a mutual defence treaty with Iran? What if
Putin warns Israel that an attack on Iran would be regarded by the Kremlin
as an attack against Russia itself? That alone would throw a monkey wrench
into Netanyahu’s plans to neutralize Iran’s nuclear program with a
pre-emptive strike. But what if Putin then went to the UN in September and
called for a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East? He could persuade Iran to
give up its nuclear program.
in a move similar to what President Bush demanded of Iraq in 2003, Putin
could demand that Israel disclose, dismantle and discard its weapons
of mass destruction within 60 or 90 days, or face an international coalition
willing to force Israel to do so. This scenario — or a variation of it —
would not only likely halt Israeli plans for a strike on Iran, but could
actually set the stage for the fulfillment of the prophecies of Ezekiel
38-39 and the
“War of Gog and Magog.”
“The Sovereign Master, YHWH,
says: Listen! I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Rosh, Meshech, and
Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws and bring you out
with your whole army … Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes
gathered about you, and take command of them. After many days you will be
summoned; in the latter years you will invade the land that has recovered
from the sword, whose people have been gathered from many nations to the
mountains of Israel which had long been desolate. Its people had been
brought out from the nations, and now all of them are living securely.”
(Ezekiel 38:3-4, 7-8)
EU PLANS FULL-
FLEDGED ‘POLITICAL UNION’
European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso has told the Chinese public
that the EU will become a
“political union” after the financial crisis.
Speaking to TV cameras after a meeting with
Chinese leader Wen Jiabao in Beijing, Barroso noted the EU has recently
suffered mass strikes and protests, including violent clashes in Greece. “It
is true that in many of our member states there have been student protests
and strikes. This is normal in our open societies where people have a right
to protest,” he said.
“I want to make this very clear to Chinese
public opinion. Because, I understand, when you see the news you may be
asking some questions. Is the European Union really going to progress? I
say, ‘Yes. No doubt about it.’ Precisely because of the problems in
the euro area the conclusion has been to further integrate and to complete
the monetary union with a fiscal union and, I believe, in the future
toward a political union.”
The revived Roman Empire of Antichrist is
near! Sometime early in the Tribulation this prophecy will be fulfilled:
“The ten horns you saw are ten
kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive
authority as kings along with the beast. They will have one purpose and will
give their power and authority to the beast. These will go to war against
the Lamb.” (Revelation 17:12-14)
AND THE CHINA MARKET
EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy
highlighted a clause in a joint summit communique which says the EU is
willing to “swiftly” give China market economy status — a move that would
help it sell more cheap goods to Europe. “It’s the first time we put this
kind of agreement with this kind of language after an EU-China summit,” he
Europe is China’s largest customer. The EU
represents the world’s biggest exporter and importer. According to Bible
prophecy, Europe will continue to be the centre of the world. It is
biblically defined with these words:
“Thus he said, The fourth beast
shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all
kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and
break it in pieces.”
The success of Europe is mind-boggling when
one considers the fact that only 70 years ago, World War II devastated the
continent. While economically as well as financially, the EU has been
extremely successful, one thing is lacking: a “political union.” That
obviously is only a matter of time. In spite of being the most diverse
continent on earth, a political union will and must be achieved.
From Scripture we know that the ultimate
end, the climax of this union will produce one leader — the Antichrist.
Midnight Call Ministries
BURDENED BY DEBT:
S. OWES AS MUCH AS IT MAKES
MAR 12/12. When you put together everything
Americans produce in a year, it adds up to some $16 trillion -- an almost
unimaginable amount of money. Now for the first time in its history, the
United States owes its creditors that same amount.
The $16 trillion of federal debt is as big
as the nation's entire economic output for a year. In other words, if each
dollar the US produced for an entire year went to the federal debt, it would
just barely pay it off.
Not since the height of World War II, when
the debt exceeded 120% of the gross domestic product (GDP), has the nation
been this much in the hole.
Fiscal hawk Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), sees
great danger ahead. "The consequences are grave moving forward," he told CBN
News. "Because not only is the debt high, but according to the Congressional
Budget Office and all the experts who are looking at it, there's no plan in
place to change that any time in the near future. It's debt as far as the
eye can see," he said. -
“The rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower becomes the lender's slave.” (Proverbs 22:7)
“Do not store up for
yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where
thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in
heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not
break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be
also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)
THE NEW WORLD ORDER
U.N. TO PROPOSE PLANETARY
REGULATIONS OF WATER and FOOD
1/12. FoxNews.com reported on an environmental report issued by an
agency of the
last month that has some critics sounding the alarm, saying it is a clarion
call for "global governance" over how the Earth is managed.
Issues for the 21st Century,”
from the UN Environment Program (UNEP)
Foresight Process, is the culmination of a two-year deliberative process
involving 22 core scientists. It is expected to receive considerable
attention in the run-up to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on
Sustainable Development, which will be held in Rio,
scientists who wrote the report say it focuses on identifying emerging
issues in the global environment, and that it is not about mandating
solutions. But its critics see an agenda lurking in its 60 pages, which call
for a complete overhaul of how the world's food and water are created and
distributed -- something the report says is “urgently needed” for the human
race to keep feeding and hydrating itself safely.
is more utopianism, pie-in-the-sky pleading for ‘global governance,’
including what they acknowledge as ‘novel governance arrangements,’
including, ‘alliances between environmentalist and other civil society
groups,’” charged Chris Horner, author of Red Hot Lies: How Global
Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed.
He is also a senior fellow for energy and environment at the
Competitive Enterprise Institute
(CEI) in Washington, D.C.
Foresight Report suggests actions to save humanity from starvation, the
overheating planet and the collapse of the world’s oceans -- options that
include new “constitutional frameworks,” “international protocols” and a
“shared vision” for land and water management that essentially rewire
existing treaties and governments.
the group insists it’s not a call for global governance. “We are not talking
about a world government,” said Dr. Oren Young, professor of
institutional and international governance and environmental institutions at
University of California
at Santa Barbara, and one of the scientists who issued the report. Young
said the panel wasn’t tasked with finding all the answers.
Constitution for the World
WOULD ESTABLISH AN INCREDIBLY
REPRESSIVE SYSTEM OF
Most people have no idea that the United
Nations has been drafting an environmental constitution for the world that
is intended to supersede all existing national laws. This document has a
working title of "Draft International Covenant on Environment and
Work on this proposed world environmental
constitution has been going on since 1995, and the fourth edition was issued
to UN member states on September 22nd, 2010.
The document is intended to become a
permanent binding treaty and it would establish an incredibly repressive
system of global governance.
This "covenant", as it is being
called, claims authority over the entire global environment and
everything that affects it. Considering the fact that everything that we do
affects the environment in some way, that would mean that this document
would become the highest form of law for all human activity.
This proposed UN environmental constitution
for the world is incredibly detailed. The US Constitution only has 7
articles, but the UN document has 79 articles. If the US eventually ratifies
this treaty, any national, state or local laws that conflict with this
covenant will be null and void.
This is potentially one of the greatest
threats to our national sovereignty that we have ever seen and we need to
warn the American people about it.
Essentially what this proposed environmental
covenant does is, it takes the sustainable development principles underlying
and turns them into global constitutional law. For full article> check
THE UNITED STATES
RFID IMPLANT TO BECOME COMPULSORY IN 2013
MAY 26/11. Republican congressman Ron Paul
from Texas, stated on his website:
Buried deep within the over 1,000 pages of
the massive US health care bill is a non-discussed” section titled -
Subtitle C-11 Sec 2521 – National Medical Device Registry - which states its
purpose as …. He quotes that part of the law and then goes on to say: In
real world talk, according to this report, this new law, when fully
implemented, provides the framework for making the United States the first
nation in the world to require each and every citizen to have implanted in
them, a radio-frequency identification microchip for the purpose of
controlling who is, or isn’t allowed medical care in their country.”
This new law requires an RFID chip implant
in all of us. This chip will not only contain your personal information with
tracking capability, but it will also be linked to your bank account. And
get this, page 004 of the new law (dictating the timing of this chip,) it
says: “Not later than 30 months after the date of the enactment.”
By law all Americans will be required to
have an RFID chip underneath their skin, and this chip will be linked to
their bank accounts, as well as to personal records, with tracking
capability built into it - by March 23, 2013.
FORESHADOWING OF THE MARK OF THE BEAST?
“He compels all, small and
great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right
hands, or on their foreheads, so that no one should be able to buy or to
sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the
number of his name. Here is wisdom; Let him who has understanding calculate
the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is
THE ONE-TRILLION-BITS-PER-SECOND CHIP
MAR 10/12. The high data loads of the future
- and even the present - require that optical communications platforms
continue to get faster, leaner, and cheaper. At the Optical Fibre
Communication Conference in Los Angeles, IBM reported on a prototype optical
chip it has developed that has hit a significant milestone in optical data
transfer: one terabit - that's one trillion bits - per second.
That's like downloading 500 HD movies at
once, a speed matching the bandwidth consumed by 100,000 users at today's
average high-speed Web rates.
It's important to note that this a parallel
optics chip technology, not a long-range fibre optic serial communications
technology, so it's not going to instantaneously boost the speed at which
data traverses the oceans. But between computers on a local network this
technology could provide some pretty searing speeds.
The chip itself gets its name from the fact
that there are 48 tiny holes bored through a standard silicon CMOS chip that
connects on the back side with 24 receiver and 24 transmitter channels.
These channels allow a whole lot of data to move through the chip in both
directions simultaneously, allowing for these terabit-per-second transfer
NEED OF THIS HOUR:
BE READY FOR THE COMING
OF THE HEAVENLY MASTER!
“Therefore be on the alert, for
you do not know which day your Master is coming ... Be ready; for the Son of
Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.” (Matthew 24:42,
THE JUDGE IS STANDING RIGHT AT THE DOOR!
“You too be patient. Establish
your hearts, for the coming of the Master is near ... Look! The Judge is
standing right at the door!” (James 5:8-9)
“Be careful how you walk, not
as unwise, but as wise, redeeming and making the most of the time
- buying up each opportunity, because the days are evil. So then do not
be foolish, but understand what the will of YHWH the LORD is. Do not
get drunk with wine, for that leads to unrestrained behaviour and
wastage. Instead be filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Ephesians
READY! THE MESSIAH WILL RETURN SOON!
“Look! I am coming quickly,
and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to what he has
done.” (Revelation 22:12)
My dear reader, the times are urgent! The
countdown to the Rapture is getting lower every day. The Rapture
(the Catching up) is described in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18:
“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. Therefore comfort and encourage one another with
Jesus is coming, though we know not when.
Say, friend, will you be ready? Jesus is coming again.
IF YOU KNOW HIM NOT,
Then let there be no hesitation.
Trust Him as your Lord and Saviour now without delay!
By His grace and mercy you can be a new creation,
And be ready then to meet Him that day.
Jesus is coming, though we know not when.
Yes, He is coming, Jesus is coming again.
Jesus is coming again! Jesus is coming again!
Jesus is coming! Jesus is coming! Jesus is coming ... again!
John W Peterson
To any of my readers who do not know Y’shua,
the Lord Jesus, as your personal Saviour, I say, do not hesitate. Trust Him
as your Lord and Saviour today!
WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST IN THE LORD JESUS TO SAVE YOU?
For several reasons:
1. You need to be saved from your sin and its penalty.
“The wages of sin of death”
(Romans 6:23) – spiritual death – total separation from God. That means a
2. Jesus is the Saviour sent by the Heavenly Father. There is no other
“And we have seen and testify
that the Father has sent the Son - the Saviour of the world.” (1 John
“And there is salvation in no
one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among
men, by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
3. Jesus is the only One who died to pay
the penalty of the sins of the world.
“God demonstrates His own love
for us, in that while we were still sinners, the Messiah died for us.”
“For there is one God, (YHWH
El Shaddai), and one mediator between God and men - the Man, Y'shua the
Messiah (Jesus Christ), who gave Himself as a ransom for all men.”
(1 Timothy 2:5)
4. Jesus is the Victorious Saviour, for He rose from the dead. He is a
“Now brethren, I again
declare to you the Good News which I have already preached to you …
that the Messiah died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, and
that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the
Scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:1,3,4)
5. Y’shua (Jesus) is the exalted Name above all names. And He is Lord.
“Y'shua, who, although existing
in the form of God - being in very nature God, did not regard
equality with God something to be grasped, but emptied Himself (of all
rightful dignity), taking the form of a servant, being made in human
likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself
(still further) by becoming obedient to the extreme of death; death on a
(because He humbled Himself), God exalted Him to the highest place,
and gave Him the Name that is above every name, that at the Name of Y'shua
every knee will bow - in heaven and on earth and under the earth - and every
tongue confess that Y'shua the Messiah is Lord (the Heavenly Master),
to the glory of YHWH, God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5-11)
6. Jesus is coming back to take all His true people to the Father’s House in
“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 14:2-3)
“For the grace of God that
brings salvation has appeared to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness
and worldly passions, and to live sensible (self-controlled), upright
and godly lives in this present age, awaiting and looking for
the blessed hope (confident expectation) - the glorious appearing of
our great God and Saviour, Y'shua the Messiah; who gave Himself for
us, that He might redeem us from all lawlessness and purify for
Himself a people who are uniquely His own; people zealous to do good
works.” (Titus 2:11-14)
7. We will all stand before the Messiah, the Son of God, for judgment.
“For just as the Father raises
the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He
wishes. For the Father judges no one, but He has given all judgment to the
Son, that all may honour the Son even as they honour the Father. He who does
not honour the Son does not honour the Father who sent Him.” (John 5:21-23)
“I saw a great white throne and
Him who was seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His Presence, and there
was no place found for them. And I saw the dead, small and great,
standing before the throne of God, and books were opened. Then
another book was opened, which is the Book of life; and the dead were
judged according to their works as recorded in the books.” (Revelation
How blessed are those who will stand before
the Saviour, knowing that their sins have been dealt with, and that they
have eternal life, and shall not perish.
How tragic for those who stand before the
Judge of all, having refused the grace and salvation that had been offered
"For YHWH, the Almighty
God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten, His one-and-only,
unique, Son, so that whoever believes in Him, should not perish,
but have eternal (everlasting) life.
“For God did not send the Son
into the world to judge and condemn the world; but so that the world
might be saved through Him.
“He who believes in Him
is not condemned; he who does not believe has been condemned already,
because he has not believed in the Name of the only begotten, His
one-and-only unique, eternal Son of God.” (John 3:16-18)
For any reader who has not yet received the
forgiveness of their sins, and the salvation of the Lord, I say again, do
not hesitate. The Saviour is waiting to hear your prayer.
Will you express your faith in Jesus and ask
Him to be your Saviour today?
The prayer on the next page may help you to
express your faith in the Master. Read the prayer first, and then if this
expresses your thoughts, and you are now ready to call on the Lord, pray
that prayer sincerely, and simply BELIEVE and TRUST the Almighty to save you
PRAYER FOR SALVATION
JESUS, I come before You today, just as I am, a sinner needing salvation. I
have read this message, and I have come to understand that You came from
Heaven to save sinners like me.
Confessing my own unworthiness, Lord Jesus, I thank You for the great
sacrifice You made, when You endured the cross, and paid the penalty of my
sins. I believe You are indeed the Messiah, the Saviour, and that You rose
from the dead, ascended to Heaven, and are seated on the Eternal Throne.
believe in You, Master, and I trust You for salvation, for forgiveness and
eternal life. I receive You as my Saviour and Master, and by Your grace and
strength, I want to live for You from this day on. Thank You for your love
and salvation. Make me like You, Master.
You, O God, Heavenly Father, thank You so much for receiving me as Your
child. Thank You.
Name of Your eternal Son, Jesus my Saviour, I pray. Amen.
Signed ………………………….. Date ………….
sign the prayer and keep a copy with you, as a reminder of this, your
will be glad to hear from you, and will send you a booklet to help you in
your new life of faith in the Saviour. May our Heavenly Father bless and
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