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MA#68. JUNE 2015.  EVENTS TO WATCH IN SEPTEMBER

 

7 KEY EVENTS

TO WATCH IN SEPTEMBER

Is something really big about to happen?

We’ll soon see!

Here is an informative article, posted by

Michael Snyder, on June 12, 2015

It brings critical news,

much of which you have probably not heard.

For months, people have been pointing to the second half of this year for various reasons. 

For some, the major concern is JADE HELM and the unprecedented movement of military vehicles and equipment that we have been witnessing all over the nation. 

For others, the upcoming fourth blood moon and the end of the SHEMITAH CYCLE are extremely significant events.  Yet others are most concerned about POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS in Washington D.C. and at the United Nations. 

To me, it does seem rather remarkable that we are seeing such a confluence of economic, political and spiritual events coming together during the second half of 2015.  So is all of this leading up to something?  Is our world about to change in a fundamental way?  Only time will tell.  The following are seven key events that are scheduled to happen by the end of September.

1.   LATE JUNE/EARLY JULY – It is expected that this is when the U.S. Supreme Court will reveal their gay marriage decision.  Most believe that the court will rule that gay marriage (or “marriage equality”) is a constitutional right in all 50 states.  There are some that believe that this will be a major turning point for the US.

This has now already happened. The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of same-sex marriage.

2.  JULY 15TH TO SEPTEMBER 15TH –  “Realistic military training exercises” known as “Jade Helm” are scheduled to be conducted by the US Army in multiple US states from July 15 to September 15, 2015.  More than 1,000 members of the US military will take part in this exercise.  The list of states slated to be involved in these drills includes Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, Mississippi and Florida.

News of the Jade Helm plans has spawned conspiracy theories and fears that these exercises are a preparation for brutally “managing” social unrest in the times ahead.

3.  JULY 28TH – On May 28th, Reuters reported that countries in the European Union were being given a two month deadline to enact “bail-in” legislation.  Any nation that does not have “bail-in” legislation in place by that time will face legal action from the European Commission.  So why is the European Union in such a rush to get this done?  Are the top dogs in the EU anticipating another great financial crisis eruption?

4.   SEPTEMBER 13TH This is Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar – it’s the last day of the current 7-year Shemitah cycle, which is also the final day of the 49th year leading into the year of Jubilee. (Every 7th year is a year of rest for agriculture.) 

Many are concerned about this date because we have seen giant stock market crashes on the last day of the previous two 7-year Shemitah cycles.

On September 17th, 2001 (which was Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar), we witnessed the greatest one day stock market crash in US history up until that time.  The Dow plummeted 683 points, and it was a record that held for exactly seven years until the end of the next Shemitah cycle.

On September 29th, 2008 (which was also Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar), the Dow fell by an astounding 777 points, which still today remains the greatest one day stock market crash of all time.

Now we are approaching the end of another Shemitah year.  So will the stock market crash on September 13th, 2015?  Well, no, because that day is a Sunday.  So I guarantee that the stock market will not crash on that particular day.  But as Jonathan Cahn has pointed out in his book on the Shemitah, sometimes stock market crashes happen just before the end of the Shemitah year and sometimes they happen within just a few weeks after the end of the Shemitah. 

So we are not just looking at one particular date.

5.  SEPTEMBER 15TH – The 70th session of the UN General Assembly begins on this date.  It is being reported that France plans to introduce a resolution which would give formal UN Security Council recognition to a PALESTINIAN STATE. Up until now, the US has always been the one blocking such a resolution, but Barack Obama is indicating that things may be much different this time around.  (see more of this below).

6.   SEPTEMBER 25TH TO SEPTEMBER 27TH – The United Nations is going to launch a brand NEW SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA for the entire planet. Some have called this “Agenda 21 on steroids.”  But this new agenda is not just about the environment.  It also includes provisions regarding economics, agriculture, education and gender equality. 

On September 25th, the Pope will travel to New York to give a major speech kicking off the UN conference where this new agenda will be unveiled.

7.  SEPTEMBER 28TH – This is the date for the last of the four blood moons that fall on Biblical festival dates during 2014 and 2015.  This blood moon falls on the very first day of Sukkot - The Feast of Tabernacles. It will be a “super-moon,” and it will actually be visible in the city of Jerusalem.  There are many who dismiss the blood moon phenomenon, but we have seen similar patterns before.  For example, a similar pattern of eclipses happened just before and just after the destruction of the Jewish temple by the Romans in 70 AD.

Perhaps none of this alarms you.  But when you add everything above to the fact that the elite definitely appear to be feverishly preparing for something, a very alarming picture emerges.

For example, due to fears that a “natural disaster” could interrupt their operations in New York, the New York Fed has been working hard to build up a satellite office in Chicago.

What kind of “natural disaster” could possibly be so bad that it would cause the entire New York Fed to shut down?

And NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command) has decided to move back into the base deep inside Cheyenne Mountain after all these years.  The threat of an electro-magnetic pulse was the reason given for this decision.

By themselves, perhaps those moves would not be that big of a deal.  But let’s add all of the weird movements of military vehicles and equipment that we have been witnessing lately.  I included this list from Intellihub in a previous article, but I believe that it bears repeating.

·   On March 13th, Intellihub founder Shepard Ambellas detailed photos and documentation of nearly 40 US Army soldiers, wielding training rifles and dressed in full combat gear, participating in an urban warfare style training drill just outside the Texarkana Regional Airport perimeter.

·   In the middle of April, a report out of Big Springs, Texas revealed that a train full of military equipment and over a dozen helicopters had arrived in the town ahead of Jade Helm 2015

·   Photographs taken in Corona, California a few days later added to the Jade Helm speculation after they showed a MRAP full of what seemed to be US Marines driving down the 1-15 freeway. “In broad daylight with not a care in the world.”

·   On April 24th a shocking report on Intellihub News detailed armed troops seen confronting angry protesters in a “professional news package” of riot control training released by the military.

·   “A massive build-up, a lot of movement and its undeniable at this point,” read the headline  on April 25th after a convoy was seen in Oroville, California that stretched as far as the eye could see.

·   Moving into May, photographs taken in Indiana showed a massive military convoy heading down the freeway. The photos, taken by a concerned citizen, show the convoy heading west on I-70 for reasons unknown.

·   Two days later, video footage, this time out of Texarkana, Arkansas, highlighted a convoy of Humvees driving down the highway as well as a trainload of military vehicles that was seen shortly after.

·   In mid-May, Intellihub reporter Alex Thomas published a detailed report that confirmed that the military was indeed training to take on the American people, this time in the form of domestic house to house raids.

·   The next day a new report, also by Alex Thomas, proved that Marines were actually practicing for the internment of American citizens.

·   On May 18th, a train full of hundreds of military Humvees was spotted further revealing the increased military build-up across the country leading into Jade Helm 2015. The train was heading towards Cleveland for unknown reasons although a possible connection to planned upcoming protests had been mentioned.

·   This past week a massive military war game simulation called Raider Focus was announced. The war game will include the largest military convoy seen on the roads of Colorado since World War II.

·   On May 23th, Intellihub News reported on pictures sent to ANP that show a 1/4 mile long military train convoy near the Colorado Wyoming border.

·  Finally, a report published this week detailed a stunning propaganda move by the military involving a New Jersey school and the worship of the military on the streets of America. “As parents, teachers, and students looked on with joy, Marines from the Special-Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force landed helicopters on the baseball diamond of a New Jersey school.”

What does all of this mean?

It is hard to say.  We have imperfect information, so it is difficult to come up with perfect conclusions.

But what I will say is that I believe that the second half of 2015 is going to be extremely significant.  I believe that events are about to start accelerating greatly, and I believe that life in America is about to change dramatically.      q

 

FRENCH PROPOSAL FOR A UNITED NATIONS

RESOLUTION  TO ESTABLISH A PALESTINIAN STATE

 

 

In September, the UN Security Council is likely to be voting on a UN resolution to immediately establish a Palestinian state. At present, France is working on a proposed resolution that would …

*  give formal UN Security Council recognition to the Palestinians;

*  would declare that a divided Jerusalem is the capital of both Israel and a Palestinian state; and

*  would set the 1967 borders as the baseline for future negotiations which would establish the final borders between the two nations.

It is being reported that France will submit this resolution for a vote after the 70th session of the UN General Assembly begins on the 15th of September. At this moment, 136 nations have already recognized a Palestinian state, but the United States has always blocked recognition by the UN Security Council.

This time may be different though, because there are quite a few indications that Barack Obama actually plans to back the French resolution in September. If that happens, and the UN Security Council approves this resolution, it is going to have enormous implications for all of us.

 

EU READY TO LAUNCH A

DIPLOMATIC ATTACK AGAINST ISRAEL

Here’s another September event:

JUNE 9. Worthy News – The EU will launch a "diplomatic attack against Israel" in September that will surprise even the "pessimists in Jerusalem," a senior Western diplomat told Ma'ariv, an Israeli daily newspaper.

"In the Security Council, in western capitals and at EU headquarters, they are just waiting for the Iran deal to be signed and for it to be approved by the American Congress."

The estimate is that the forced period of waiting will end in September. Then, as the UN General Assembly opens, the signal will be given to start the diplomatic attack against Israel.

Diplomatic sources in the western European capitals’ handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict say that the EU has already prepared documents which list a number of sanctions that will be levied against Israel in the fields of trade, agriculture, science and culture if Jerusalem does not soon present a diplomatic initiative that leads to a meaningful breakthrough toward a solution to the conflict.

PALESTINIAN UNITY GOVERNMENT RESIGNS

JUNE. Palestine’s fragile unity government split apart yesterday as the rift between rival camps in the West Bank and Gaza came to a head.

The prime minister Rami Hamdallah handed his resignation to the Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, but Hamas officials in Gaza said no one had consulted them about the cabinet stepping down.

Reports say Mahmoud Abbas is trying to put together

another government before September.  A deeply divided Palestinian movement is not one that encourages inter-national support!

IRAN’S NUCLEAR “AGREEMENT”

IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO ISRAEL!

On April 2, after 12 years of turbulent negotiations, Iran and the P5+1, came up with a “general agreement” in Lausanne, for a peaceful nuclear program and a lifting of sanctions against Iran.

It was not a completed deal or treaty. It was merely a “framework” to reach a deal. Barack Obama said, “There is much work to be done to hammer out the details before June 30,” and voiced the hope that the Iranians would not back out of the principles they had accepted in Lausanne.

SENATOR ‘ALARMED’ OVER WEST'S

POSSIBLE CONCESSIONS TO IRAN

JUNE 16.  Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed concerns over reports that negotiators with Iran are prepared to make far-reaching concessions.

According to the Reuters news agency, Corker wrote a letter to President Barack Obama in which he said he was “alarmed” by the reports.

"It is breathtaking to see how far from your original goals and statements the P5+1 have come during negotiations with Iran," wrote Corker.

IRAN DEAL GETS WORSE DAY BY DAY

With the June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal between the world powers and Iran quickly approaching, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet that the deal looks worse with each passing day.

 “NUCLEAR DEAL PAVES WAY FOR ATOM BOMBS, AND WILL FILL IRAN'S COFFERS”

Netanyahu, speaking at the Home Command headquarters in the midst of a nationwide drill simulating conflict on multiple fronts, said the challenges facing Israel, including the threat of rocket and missile fire, are “piling up.”

Most of the missiles and rockets aimed at Israel have been supplied by Iran, he said. “When speaking of Israelis' security I rely first and foremost on ourselves, and proof of this is the agreement emerging between the world powers and Iran,” he said. Not only will that deal “pave the way for Iran to have atom bombs,” he said, but it will also give it an injection of billions of dollars.

OBAMA DEAL IN JEOPARDY AS IRAN’S

NUCLEAR FUEL STOCKPLE GROWS

The White House scrambled to try to limit the damage from reports from a U.N. watchdog group that Iran’s nuclear fuel stockpiles are growing, revelations that could put a nuclear accord with Tehran by this summer in doubt.

IRAN WILL NOT COMMIT TO ADDITIONAL

TRANSPARENCY MEASURES

Iran's envoy to the UN nuclear agency has declined to commit to nuclear transparency measures that were part of a preliminary deal Tehran and world powers reached in April, deflecting US demands to implement such provisions.

“WE’RE ALL TOTALLY PERPLEXED BY IRAN’S

INCREASED NUCLEAR STOCKPILE.”

State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said she was "perplexed" by a New York Times story on Iran's 20% increase in nuclear fuel over the past 18 months.

IRAN’S NUCLEAR GOALS

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, has lamented that with the Obama Administration now racing toward an ill-advised agreement with Tehran, a nuclear-armed Iran seems inevitable.

“We went through these negotiations with Iran in the earlier part of this decade, and they cheated for three years and were caught three times cheating,” Giuliani noted. “There is no reason for Iran to have peaceful use of nuclear power, they have plenty of energy. You have to be naive to think they want nuclear power for peaceful uses.”

ISRAELIS AND SAUDIS REVEAL

SECRET TALKS TO THWART IRAN

Since the beginning of 2014, representatives from Israel and Saudi Arabia have had five secret meetings to discuss a common foe, Iran. The two countries have come out of the closet by revealing this covert diplomacy at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

OBAMA: “MILITARY STRIKES WON’T END

IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM”

JUNE 2.   President Obama defended nuclear negotiations with Iran, arguing that military action would not end the country’s controversial nuclear program. He stated a deal with Tehran is the only way to ensure it does not develop a bomb.

Speaking with Israel’s Channel 2 television program “Uvda,” President Obama insisted that the best way to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon was through an agreement. Tehran is currently negotiating with the US and other world powers over its program as the June 30th deadline quickly approaches.

“I can, I think, demonstrate, not based on any hope but on facts and evidence and analysis, that the best way to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon is a verifiable, tough agreement,” he reportedly said, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

The president went on to dismiss the idea that military action could destroy Iran’s nuclear program and keep the country from permanently seeking a nuke.

“A military solution will not fix it, even if the United States participates, it would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program, but not eliminate it,” he said.

Why is this astonishing? Because Obama is publicly eliminating any American possibility that they will bomb Iran’s nuclear sites even if the deal in which he has invested so much collapses.

 

OBAMA JUST TOSSED AWAY HIS

LAST CARD ON IRAN’S NUKES!

The interview, sent to air, is seen as an attempt by Obama to convince Israelis that he will not sign onto a bad deal. Any final deal would require restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program while lifting sanctions on the country.

Critics in the Israeli government, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have consistently criticized the emerging deal with Iran as weak while insisting that military action remains a viable option. Conservative political opponents in the US have also aired the same concerns.

New reports have also raised anxiety about the emerging deal, with one stating that Iran refused to grant access to the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency at several of its nuclear sites.

Another report stated that Iran would sit on a “dispute

resolution” panel that would review any allegations of non-compliance on Tehran’s part and issue a non-binding opinion before lifted sanctions can be reinstated.

Critics contend that potential vetoes by Russia and China could make it more difficult for sanctions to be “snapped back” into place should Iran violate the agreement.  -  Reuters / Kevin Lamarque)

US REBUFFS ISRAEL’S LAST-DITCH BID

FOR NUCLEAR CONSTRAINTS

DEBKAfile   Exclusive Report   June 21, 2015

Israel’s National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen was invited to join two top US officials for dinner in Washington on June 15 to try and make Israel’s case for amending the disastrous nuclear accord taking shape in Vienna between the six world powers and Iran, before it was too late.

This meeting was hosted by US National Security Adviser Susan Rice and senior US nuclear negotiator Under-secretary of State Wendy Sherman.

The occasion was arranged by CIA Director John Brennan at the end of his visit to Jerusalem in the first week of June. He had come to offer senior Israelis, led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a behind-the-scenes briefing on the provisions the Obama administration had accepted for the final nuclear accord with Iran due to be signed by June 30.

This briefing was greeted in Jerusalem with shock and alarm.

Very few of the conditions for a deal stipulated by the US upon embarking on the negotiations had survived: Iran would continue to enrich uranium, be allowed to bar international inspections of military facilities suspected of hosting nuclear research activity (where were Obama's "intrusive inspections”?) and - Israeli officials heard this for the first time - the Iranian UCF facility at Isfahan would be expanded.

This plant is engaged in the conversion of “yellow cake” to enriched nuclear material. They also discovered that President Obama, who had originally promised the deal would provide for “snapping sanctions back” in the event of violations, had assured Tehran that once sanctions were lifted, they would not be re-imposed.

Netanyahu asked Brennan for time to digest the full extent of the Obama administration’s retreat in the face of Iran’s nuclear aspirations. He then asked for his national security adviser to be given a chance to propose changes that would allay some of Israel’s concerns.

Brennan quickly set up a date for Cohen to be received in Washington.

Our Washington sources reveal that at the dinner in Washington, the Israeli official tried a new tack with his hostesses, Rice and Sherman. On the understanding that the main clauses of the nuclear accord had been finalised and gone past the stage of amendment, he nonetheless suggested a number of insertions in the various clauses that would make it a better deal for American as well as Israeli security.

Rice and Sherman politely allowed him to finish talking and then turned his proposals down flat.

AS  JUNE 30 DRAWS NEAR …

According to Western and Iranian officials, Iran is trying to avoid detailed commitments. The French are sticking to their tough line. And President Barack faces a battle to sell any deal to a sceptical Congress. Despite those and other obstacles, negotiators appear increasingly likely to clinch an historic deal to restrict Iran's nuclear program for at least a decade in exchange for relief from sanctions.

ROUHANI TALKS PEACE WHILE

MILITARY FLEXES MUSCLES

The Iranian regime is sending mixed signals these days. While its president, Hassan Rouhani, speaks of moderation, its military, led by the high command of the Revolutionary Guards, continues with its sabre-rattling.

In the meantime, Iran is busy furthering its exploits in promoting its Shi-ite Islamic goals in the Middle East.

THE NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN WAS SIGNED IN MID JULY

Understandably, Prime Minister Netanyahu looked grim after hearing the news and vehemently disagreed that ‘every pathway to a nuclear weapon has been cut off,’ saying that Israel is not bound by this agreement and will continue to defend itself in the region.  For Israel, it is an existential issue and this deal pushes their back against the wall.  Even Saudi Arabia, who is no friend of Israel, is against the pact because the Saudis do not want Iran to grow stronger in the region.  There is also the danger that the new arrangement could launch a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.  After all, if Iran can enrich uranium, why shouldn’t Saudi Arabia? 

In reality, nothing in the deal requires Iran to dismantle their nuclear program and it will not curb the ambitions of Iran to build a weapon with the intent to attack Israel and the West.  They can keep their nuclear infrastructure and, after ten years (or even sooner), could be ready to assemble a weapon quickly.  Sanctions limited Iran’s ability to acquire such a weapon, but lifted sanctions will clear the way for them to prosper and build, not at nuclear sites (which are the only ones that may be inspected after applying for a visit and then a 24 day wait), but perhaps at military sites and other undeclared locations which are not open to inspection.  Tragically, this ghastly agreement brings Iran into the fold of the international community, gives it legitimacy, and will release billions of dollars which will certainly be used to fund terrorism. This is especially dangerous for Israel.

 

IRANIAN GUARDS READY TO INTERVENE

IN SYRIA TO SAVE ASSAD

JUNE 3. Tehran is believed to be preparing to dispatch a substantial Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) special operations unit to Syria to tackle the separate rebel, and ISIS, advances closing in on the Assad regime, Western and Arab intelligence sources report.

They say the Syrian army is already setting aside an area in northern Syria for the Iranian troops to take up position.

If this happens, our military sources note that it would be the Revolutionary Guards first direct intervention in the nearly five-year Syrian war. Up until now, Tehran has carefully avoided putting Iranian boots on the ground in both Syria and Iraq.

The only place where Iranian forces are directly engaged in battle is at Iraq’s main refinery town of Baiji, where small infantry and artillery units have been trying - without success thus far - to dislodge ISIS forces from the refinery complex.

In the other Syrian and Iraqi war arenas – and elsewhere - Tehran follows the practice of using local Shi’ite militias as surrogates to fight its wars, providing them with training and arms.

The Guards have also brought Shi’ite militias over from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

That Tehran is about to change course to save Bashar Assad was indicated in a surprise statement on June 2 by General Qassem Soleimani, the supreme commander of Iranian forces fighting outside the country.

After urgent consultations in Damascus with President Assad and his military chiefs, the Iranian general said enigmatically that “major developments” are to be expected in Syria in the next few days.”

Another source quotes him more fully as saying: “In the next few days, the world will be pleasantly surprised [by the arrangements] we [the IRGC] working with Syrian military commanders are currently preparing."  - DEBKAfile

 

IRAN REPORTEDLY STEPPING UP

SHIPMENTS OF ARMS, CASH TO TALIBAN

According to The Wall Street Journal, which cited Afghan and Western officials in its report, Iran's motivations for stepping up support for the militants are to prevent ISIS from gaining a foothold in Afghanistan and providing a check on US influence ahead of the planned withdrawal of most American troops by the end of 2016.

THIS IS IRAN NOW!

JUNE 19. According to the organization Iran Human Rights, the Iranian regime has executed a prisoner every two hours this month.

·   "So far in 2015, more than 560 have been executed, and we are just in the first half of the year... What we are witnessing today is not so much different from what ISIS is doing. The difference is that the Iranian authorities do it in a more controlled manner, and represent a country which is a full member of the international community with good diplomatic relations with the West."  - Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, spokesman for Iran Human Rights.

·   Now the West, with the possibility of a nuclear deal, stands to increase Iran's diplomatic standing.

·   Back in Tehran, the lawyer Mohammad Moghimi was arrested and charged with "non-adultery illegitimate relations," for shaking hands with his female client, Atena Faraghadani, who was sentenced to 12 years and 9 months in prison, for Facebook posts critical of the regime.

- By Daniel Mael. www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6000/shaking-hands-with-iran

 

ISIS HAS VICTORIES             AND SETBACKS

ISIS’ FRIGHTENING ARSENAL:

 Captured ISIS weapons show the black-clad militants are developing an arsenal of sophisticated arms, and Kurdish fighters told FoxNews.com they fear the terrorist force's expanding manufacturing capability is making it more formidable by the day.

 

ISIL THREATENS WORLD’S OIL LIFELINE

JUNE 1.  Last week, thick black smoke rising from the Baiji oil refinery in Iraq could be seen as far away as Baghdad after fighters from ISIS set fire to the enormous processing plant about 100 miles north of the capital.

The decision to torch the refinery, which once produced around a third of Iraq’s domestic fuel supplies, was made as the insurgents prepared to pull out of Baiji, which they captured in June last year, in a victory that sent shock waves across world oil markets.

The problem for the US and the rest of the industrialised world is that the Middle East controls 60% of proven oil reserves and with it the keys to the global economy.

Should ISIS capture a major oil field in Iraq, or overwhelming the government, the consequences for energy markets and the financial system would be potentially catastrophic. — Worthy News

ISIS SEIZES RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL TO BUILD WMD

10 JUNE.  According to the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, NATO has expressed deep concerns about ISIS which has been capturing radioactive material with a view to building weapons of mass destruction.

“This is really worrying, she said. “When they swept across territory in Syria and Iraq, the insurgents did not just clear out the cash from local banks. ISIS seized materials from research centres and hospitals that would normally only be available to governments.”

ISIS is believed to be weaponising poisonous gases such as chlorine. 

The growing concerns about ISIS’s development of weapons of mass destruction come at a time when experts fear the militant group will be “more active than ever” to mark the start of Ramadan and the one-year anniversary of its declaration of a “caliphate.

 ISLAMIC STATE BLOWS UP TWO WARPLANES

AT LIBYA BASE

Islamic State's militant group in Libya has released a video showing it blowing up two warplanes at an air base while its fighters paraded heavy weapons in a show of force.

ISIS: “WE THANK ALLAH FOR LETTING US

RAPE NON-MUSLIM WOMEN”

In its latest issue, ISIS defends its Rape Jihad by citing the history and doctrines of Islam in which Mohammed and his followers enslaved and raped non-Muslim women. ISIS claims correctly to be following in his footsteps.

ISIS THREATENS TO "LIBERATE" BAGHDAD

In a new video just released, the Islamic State claims to have developed a strategy for "liberating" the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

ISIS SEIZES SIRTE POWER PLANT IN WESTERN LIBYA

Forces loyal to the self-declared government in Tripoli Tuesday relinquished to ISIS the power plant west of the Libyan city of Sirte (Sidra), which supplies electricity to the central and western parts of the country. Three soldiers were killed in the attack.

Earlier this year, the Islamists exploited the chaos in Libya to overrun most of Muammar Qaddafi's home town, massacre Egyptian and Ethiopian Christians, and seize oil fields in the West. Libya's internationally recognized government has been working out of the eastern town of Benghazi with the support of Egypt and other Arab allies.

TERRORISTS BLOW UP GAS PIPELINE IN SINAI

MAY 31.   Unidentified terrorists blew up the natural gas pipeline in the Sinai once again, cutting off supplies to factories.

The Islamic State (ISIS) and ISIS-linked terrorists have made inroads in the Sinai, where the Egyptian regime has lost hundreds of soldiers and policemen in failed attempts to maintain stability in the region.

Egyptian media have reported that the ISIS branch in the Sinai “threatened to strike the Eilat Port, following coordination with the Islamic State’s wing in Gaza,” where Hamas is trying to retain control.

The Islamic State also has made inroads in Asia as its threat to expand its radical Islamic terrorist empire becomes more real. .- Arutz Sheva

US BOMBERS HOLD FIRE ON I.S. TARGETS

Nearly 75% of US bombing runs targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria returned to base without firing any weapons in the first four months of 2015, holding their fire mainly because of a lack of ground intelligence and raising questions about President Obama's key tactic in pushing back an enemy that continues to expand its territory in the war zone.

US MILITARY PILOTS COMPLAIN,

HANDS TIED IN FIGHT AGAINST ISIS

US military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over what they say are heavy-handed rules of engagement hindering them from striking targets.

OBAMA: “NO COMPLETE STRATEGY

AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE”

Speaking at a news conference at the G-7 conference in Germany, President Obama said, “We don't yet have a complete strategy” to combat the Islamic State.

AFTER FALL OF RAMADI, IRAN-BACKED

MILITIAS TAKE CHARGE OF ANTI - ISIS FIGHT

In the wake of the fall of the city of Ramadi, Iranian-backed militias that are designated as terror organizations by the US government, are increasingly “taking charge” of the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq.

ISIS ROUTED BY KURDISH FIGHTERS

IN SYRIAN BORDER TOWN

US-backed Kurdish fighters have taken control of a strategic town on the Syria-Turkey border Monday, forcing ISIS militants to flee, and cutting off a key supply line to the self-proclaimed caliphate's capital.

The Washington Post reported that the main Kurdish fighting force, known as the YPG, backed by affiliated Syrian rebels, had captured the town of Tal Abyad, claiming control of the town centre. The Post also reported that the advancing forces had cut off ISIS’ escape route from the town, surrounding it from the east, south, and west.

MORE THAN 10,000 ISIS JIHADIS KILLED IN AIRSTRIKES

US Deputy Secretary of State dismisses criticism of air campaign, insists ‘significant progress’ has been made in the fight against ISIS.   - By Arutz Sheva Staff / 6/3/2015

CHAOS IN LIBYA PAVES WAY FOR ISLAMIC ISIS:

SOUTHERN ISRAEL WILL BE ATTACKED

MAY 29. ISIS terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula linked to the radical Islamic State group reportedly has threatened to strike the port in Israel's southern city of Eilat "in the coming days," according to Egyptian media.

"“They have said, ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be remembered no more’.” (Psalm 83:4)

According to reports, the Islamist group Sinai Province, formerly known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, “threatened to strike the Eilat Port, following co-ordination with Islamic State’s wing in the Gaza Strip.”

“ISIS will begin operations against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip,” the Egyptian reports added. Tensions between the Islamist group ruling the coastal Palestinian enclave and ISIS have mounted amid waves of arrests by the former of Salafi-jihadists in Gaza linked to Islamic State.

Abu Othman Al-Mosley, one of the leaders of the northern Sinai group took to the ‘Sinai Province’ Facebook page, calling for its members to "enlist new members from jihadist factions and the Muslim Brotherhood organization in other provinces of Egypt." In addition, he called for new recruits to immigrate to the Sinai region in order to operate against opposing Egyptian security forces.

In addition, the call urged the ISIS-aligned terrorists in Sinai to “make their way to the Gaza Strip to fight against Hamas's military branch, the Izzadin al-Kassam Brigades, and takeover control of the Strip.”

Sinai Province changed its name from Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis after pledging allegiance to Islamic State.

Egypt is facing a Sinai-based insurgency that has killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers since the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi after mass protests against his rule in 2013.

Some recent headlines ...

·  SYRIAN ARMY IN RETREAT AS REBELS  TIGHTEN GRIP ON IDLIB

·  ISIS FORCES CIVILIANS TO WATCH MASS EXECUTION IN PALMYRA

·  ISIL IS DISMANTLING SYRIA’S ECONOMY,  OILFIELD BY OILFIELD

 

Here’s a good report – may it be repeated ten thousand times!

 

    AFTER DREAM,

ISIS FIGHTER WHO 'ENJOYED' KILLING CHRISTIANS,

WANTS TO FOLLOW JESUS

 

June 4, 2015. It has become a common occurrence over the years for Muslims in the Middle East who have converted to Christianity to claim to have been compelled to do so after dreaming of a person who they believe is Jesus Christ. Now, one militant belonging to the brutal Islamic State that has massacred Christians, has converted to his victims' religion after dreaming of "a man in white," with a startling message, according to one missionary's account, the Christian Post reported.

"One of our YWAM workers in the Middle East was contacted by a friend earlier this year and they met up and he was introduced to an ISIS fighter who had killed many Christians. I mean that's a horrible situation, and admittedly, he was probably on guard," Gina Fadely, director of Youth With A Mission Frontier Missions, Inc. (YWAM), said during a recent appearance on The Voice of the Martyrs Radio Network.

“He told this YWAM leader that he had begun having dreams of this man in white who came to him and said, ‘You are killing my people.’ And he started to feel really sick and uneasy about what he was doing,” Fadely continued. “The fighter said just before he killed one Christian, the man said, ‘I know you will kill me, but I give to you my Bible.’ The Christian was killed and this ISIS fighter actually took the Bible and began to read it. In another dream, Jesus asked him to follow him and he was now asking to become a follower of Christ and to be discipled.”   - Worthy News 

 

INDIAN PM NARENDRA MODI TO VISIT ISRAEL

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Israel, though no firm date has been set, his Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said at a recent press conference, the Indian media reported.

“As far as the prime minister’s visit is concerned, he will travel to Israel. No dates have been finalized. It will take place as per mutually convenient dates,” the Hindustan Times reported.

Swaraj said that she too would visit “Israel, Palestine and Jordan” this year, but also gave no exact dates.

According to the paper, the Indian and Israeli foreign ministries will hold a consultation in July to discuss the Swaraj visit. The paper speculated that a Modi visit could come in November.

The visit of Modi would be the first ever visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister.

Then prime minister Ariel Sharon was the first Israeli prime minister to visit India, doing so in 2003. He was forced, however, to cut his visit short after three days because of a terrorist attack in Israel.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Modi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in September, and said the “sky’s the limit” in Israeli-Indian ties. This was the first meeting between the prime ministers of the two countries since Sharon’s visit. Netanyahu invited him to Israel at the time.

Modi’s election last spring has led to a raising of the profile of Israel-India ties.

He visited Israel in 2006 as the chief minister in the western state of Gujarat.

Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon visited India in February — a visit that underlined the significant security relationship between the two countries, with India one of the leading markets for Israeli arms and military technology.

There was some speculation in December that Swaraj, who served from 2006 to 2009 as chairwoman of the Indo-Israeli Parliamentary Friendship Group, would visit Israel in January, but that visit never materialized.

In December The Hindu daily reported that India was considering changing its automatic support for the Palestinians at the UN, and abstaining on votes regarding Israel and the Palestinians, rather than voting automatically for the Palestinians.

At her press conference on Sunday, Swaraj, according to the Hindustan Times, said there is no change in India’s support for the Palestinian cause.

 

THE KURDS  (The Ancient Medes)

“YHWH has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, Because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it; For it is the vengeance of YHWH, vengeance for His temple.” (Jeremiah 51:11)

 SYRIAN KURDS ROLL BACK ISLAMIC STATE IN NORTHEAST

MAY 30. Kurdish female fighters of the YPG prepare for battle against Islamic State militants near the village of Mabrouka, Syria.

In contrast to the Iraqi army’s failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against Islamic State, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country’s northeast under the cover of US-led airstrikes.

As the Kurds close in on Tel Abyad, a commercial centre on the Turkish border, their advance highlights the importance of combining airstrikes with the presence of a cohesive and motivated ally on the ground — so absent in Iraq.

In Syria, split mostly between al-Qa’ida-style militants and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, the US has found a reliable partner in the country’s main Kurdish fighting force, known as the YPG. They are moderate, mostly secular fighters, driven by revolutionary fervour and deep conviction in their cause.

Since the beginning of the month, they have wrested back more than 200 Kurdish and Christian towns, as well as strategic mountains seized by ISIS. Along the way, they have picked up ammunition, weapons and vehicles left behind by Islamic State.

The push has got them closer to Tel Abyad, an avenue for commerce through which ISIS smuggles foreign fighters and sells black-market oil. The city is also a key link between Turkey and the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, ­Islamic State’s de facto capital.

“The YPG doesn’t lack a will to fight, like soldiers in the Syrian army, or soldiers in the Iraqi army who mostly fight for a salary,” said Vladimir van Wilgenburg, an analyst at the Jamestown Foundation in Washington.

“The YPG is much more motivated than other forces in the ­region, and doesn’t lack cohesion and doesn’t have co-ordination problems. The YPG is quite ideological, while the Syrian and Iraqi army aren’t very well motivated.”

The Iraqi military has struggled to make gains after its humiliating defeats last year, when it virtually crumbled in the face of the militant onslaught in northern Iraq. Poor training, corruption and sectarian politics have all been cited as reasons for the military’s shortcomings. The US spent billions of dollars training Iraqi forces from 2003 to 2011, but much of that training did not reach the foot ­soldiers battling Islamic State.

Last week, US Defence ­Secretary Ashton Carter criticised the Iraqi army following the fall of Ramadi, the strategic capital of the country’s largest Sunni province of Anbar, saying the Iraqi military lacked the “will to fight.”

Within days, Islamic State fighters had also dealt a major blow to Assad’s forces in Syria, seizing the historic city of Palmyra, a crossroads linking Damascus with territory to the east and west. In images reminiscent of the Iraqi defeat in Ramadi, Syrian soldiers fled the city, leaving behind tanks and ammunition.

By contrast, Syria’s Kurds have shown remarkable cohesiveness. Spurred by ideology and nationalistic fervour, they fought ­ferociously to claw back territory after Islamic State captured ­Kobane and dozens of surrounding villages last year. The ISIS ­descent on Kobane led the US to widen its air campaign from Iraq into Syria to assist the Kurds.

Despite the fact that ISIS had heavy weapons and far more fighters, the Kurds resisted the offensive on Kobane, conducting fierce street battles until the US air-dropped weapons and intensified the airstrikes.  In January, the YPG liberated Kobane and began a wide offensive in which it regained much of the territory it had lost.

On May 6, the Kurdish fighters and their allies launched an ­offensive from the northeastern province of Hassakeh and in less than three weeks captured the strategic Abdul-Aziz mountain along with 221 Kurdish and ­Christian villages that were held by Islamic State.

The mountain had been a key militant base for sending vehicles rigged with explosives into Kurdish areas, said Ghalia Nehme, a member of the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units.

“The airstrikes were a major help for the fast advance,” Nehme said, adding that 1,100 sq km had been taken from Islamic State over the past three weeks.

Nasser Haj Mansour, a defence official in Syria’s Kurdish region, said the YPG was in close contact with the US-led coalition and sometimes asked for airstrikes targeting Islamic State positions after its fighters located them.

“Warplanes are not enough to liberate a region, but without the air force it will be more difficult,” said Haj Mansour. “The push won’t be as easy and fast.”

The Kurds are now closing in on Tel Abyad, with fighters moving east from Kobane and west from Hassakeh — an offensive that, if successful, would open a ­direct line between Kurdish-controlled territory along the border with Turkey. Such a move is likely to anger Turkey, which sees the YPG as part of the Kurdish PKK movement that has waged an insurgency in southeast Turkey.

“Tel Abyad is going to be the next target. We want to strangle Da’ish,” (ISIS), said Nawaf Khalil, a Kurdish official who heads the ­Europe-based Centre for Kurdish Studies.

After Tel Abyad, Raqqa is in the sights.

“There is no doubt that the liberation of Tel Abyad will be the pass for the liberation of Raqqa,” said Idriss Naasan, a Kurdish official in Kobane. Source:  BASSEM MROUE AP

JORDAN FEARS IMMINENT ISIS INVASION

June 18.  Jordan is preparing for invasions by Islamic terror groups by arming Bedouins in Syria and Iraq to prevent incursions, reports say.

Jordan is gearing up for a possible invasion by Islamic terror groups. According to reports, King Abdullah II, on a tour this week of border areas near Iraq and Syria, offered to arm Bedouin tribes living in those areas - on both sides of the border - to fight against Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, which threaten Jordan from the east and north. 

Abdullah's concern has been growing in recent weeks, reports said, over the fact that after 3,000 bombing raids by the US and its allies, ISIS has not been beaten back – and seems only to get stronger.

With the organization solidifying its rule in much of Iraq and Syria. In line with its pledge to expand its “Islamic Caliphate” to the entire world, starting with the Muslim countries, Abdullah believes that Jordan is high up on ISIS's list for an attempted takeover.

Meanwhile, Jordan faces another danger from the north.

The Al-Nusra group, a fundamentalist organization associated with Al-Qaeda, controls much of the area on the other side of the Syrian border. This group, too, has expansionist plans, and the open frontier between Syria and Jordan is almost an open invitation to incursions by the group.

During a tour of the border areas on June 15, Abdullah stated that it was Jordan's obligation “to assist Arab tribes in Iraq and Syria,” hinting that he would rely on the tribes as a first line of defense against incursions by ISIS and Al-Nusra.

The tribes living on both sides of the border have close ties, and Abdullah believes that they would aggressively defend their areas from invasion by the Islamist groups, reports said.

TURKISH LEADERS:  “WE WILL MARCH

TO LIBERATE JERUSALEM”

MAY 28 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu spoke of their desire to conquer Jerusalem and to re-establish the Ottoman Empire, during the inauguration ceremony of the country’s 55th airport in Hakkari Province. 

“By Allah’s will, Jerusalem belongs to the Kurds, the Turks, the Arabs, and to all Muslims,” Davutoglu declared.  “And as our forefathers fought side by side at Gallipoli and just as our forefathers went together to liberate Jerusalem with Saladin, we will march on the same path to liberate Jerusalem.  The Turkish government does not differentiate from East to West.  We intend to put together all of the regions of our nations and we will bring these regions back together.”    

Erdogan’s speech was even more grandiose.    ...

He proclaimed himself to be the reincarnation of Saladin, who will kick whom he perceives to be the modern day crusaders out of Jerusalem by uniting the Muslim world behind him by hinting at the re-establishment of the Ottoman Empire:

“I am sure that the great commander Saladin is bringing together all of the peoples of the Middle East into the one army that defeated the Crusaders.  Saladin is currently witnessing what we are doing here spiritually.  I was in his spiritual presence and I am addressing him here in Hakkari with the mighty men, be it eastern, brave south-eastern, valiant Anatolian in Old Turkey.”

“Jerusalem is for the Muslims and not for Israel,” Erdogan added.  “Why should we continue to be friends with those that stomped their boots on the Temple Mount?  They insist that we have to be friends?  I say, we will not.”  

Erdogan promised to follow in Saladin’s footsteps: “They all promise you O Saladin, if you united the brothers in the Middle East, so will we.  Saladin said, ‘Jerusalem is not for the Crusaders.’  Saladin witnessed this.  Allah witnesses this.  One people, one flag, one nation and one state!”

Was thus just a political statement? A commentator said, the AKP found a unique way to try and secure a victory at the polls by calling for the “liberation” of Jerusalem.

TURKISH VOTERS SNUB ERDOGAN

JUNE 7, 2015.  The Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lost its majority in Turkey’s elections, putting the brakes on the president’s plan to consolidate power.

The AKP won 41%, leaving it 18 seats short of single-party rule - the first time in 13 years. The CHP, a secularist, social-democrat faction, came second with 25%, followed by the nationalist MHP on 16 points. 

The Kurdish minority party, the HDP, also entered parliament with 13%.  It did so despite being formed just three years ago and despite being associated with the Kurdish separatist movement, the PKK.  (The Turkish constitution gives the parties 45 days to form a new government.)

ALL CHURCHES IN AMERICA

HAVE MUSLIM SPIES IN THEM'

JUNE 16. Jewish author Avi Lipkin warns that "all" churches in America have been infiltrated by Muslim spies who frequently pretend to have found Christ but are really looking to provide intelligence to radical Muslims who will try to kill all Jews and Christians when jihad is ordered upon the US.

Lipkin, who has authored a number of books critical of radical Islam, frequently speaks at Christian churches around the US to emphasize the importance of unity between the Jewish and Christian communities in standing against the advance of radical Islam. Lipkin, who immigrated from New York to Israel in 1968, spoke at this week's Future Conference held at Skyline Church in San Diego, where he proclaimed that the world is facing the "most interesting" biblical period since the days of Jesus Christ and contended that the coming of the Messiah is just around the corner.

"We are realizing with our own very eyes fulfilment of more Bible prophecy than in any other generation in 2,000 years," Lipkin asserted. "I believe the Messiah is in our time and I believe Israel will realize its borders."                                                                   - By Samuel Smith. SkylineChurch.org

MUSLIM SCHOLARS:

ISRAEL IS ‘ROOT CAUSE’ OF ALL ISLAMIC NATIONS’ FAILURES”

Muslim clerics gathered in Beirut for the Khomeinist International Union of Resistance conference, where “scholars” discussed how to stand up against the “cancerous tumor of Israel,” according to reports from Lebanese and Iranian media outlets. Radical Iranian cleric Mohsen Araki said that destroying Israel and “countering the arrogant world” should be the two main priorities for “resistance clerics,” reports Iran’s state-run Taghrib News.

   EGYPT

MOHAMMED MORSI DEATH SENTENCE

UPHELD BY EGYPTIAN COURT

An Egyptian court has upheld the death sentence by hanging, imposed on ousted ex-President Mohammed Morsi over a mass jailbreak. Morsi escaped from Wadi Natroun prison in January 2011 and was accused of colluding with foreign militants in a plot to free Islamists during mass prison breaks.

The sentence was initially passed in May, but was confirmed after consultation with Egypt's highest religious figure, the Grand Mufti. The death sentences of five other leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its supreme guide Mohammed Badie, were also upheld.

The verdict is subject to appeal. 101 other defendants were also sentenced to death in absentia. The 2011 uprising brought an end to Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule and Morsi was elected president a year later.

He was deposed by the army in July 2013 following mass street protests against his rule, and he is already serving a 20-year jail term for ordering the arrest and torture of demonstrators.

TONY BLAIR QUITS AS QUARTET

REPRESENTATIVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has stepped down as the international community's Mideast envoy, leaving a post that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians

 

      WORLD  ECONOMY    

 

THE WORLD IS DROWNING IN DEBT,

WARNS GOLDMAN SACHS

The world is sinking under too much debt and an aging global population means countries' debt piles are in danger of growing out of control, the European chief executive of Goldman Sachs Asset Management has warned.

ATHENS POISED ON THE VERGE OF

CATASTROPHIC DEBT DEFAULT AS

BAILOUT TALKS COLLAPSE

The world’s financial markets are facing up to the possibility that Greece could soon become the first country to crash out of Europe’s single currency.  Talks between Athens and its eurozone creditors have collapsed in acrimony just days before a final deadline for Greece to unlock the 7.2bn (£5.2bn) in the bailout funds it needs to avoid a catastrophic debt default.

Headlines like these are appearing regularly:

U.S. ECONOMY’S UGLY FIRST QUARTER IS ABOUT TO LOOK A LOT WORSE

IS THE 505 TRILLION DOLLAR INTEREST RATE

DERIVATIVES BUBBLE IN IMMINENT JEOPARDY?

J.P. MORGAN CHASE EXPECTED TO LAY OFF MORE THAN 5,000 BY NEXT YEAR

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE,    WWW III,  MARTIAL LAW,  OR MASS AWAKENING?

US SCARED TO DEATH AS CHINA SECURES LARGER FLOW OF GOLD TO BACK THE YUAN WITH GOLD

WORLD ECONOMY STARTING TO LOOK LIKE THE TITANIC

GOVERNMENT DEBT THREATENS TO SEND U.S. ECONOMY INTO DEATH SPIRAL

Rising federal debt threatens to choke economic growth within a decade, beginning a death spiral that will sap revenue from government programs even as demands grow, forcing the government to borrow even more, Congress' budget watchdog said in a frightening report recently.

POPE URGES 'BOLD CULTURAL REVOLUTION' TO SAVE PLANET

Pope Francis has called for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he calls the "structurally perverse" economic system of the rich exploiting the poor that is turning Earth into an "immense pile of filth."

POPE CALLS FOR A

‘NEW GLOBAL POLITICAL AUTHORITY’

JUNE 17.  Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century, according to a leaked draft of a papal encyclical. In a document released by an Italian magazine, the pontiff will warn that failure to act would have “grave consequences for all of us.”

Francis also called for a new global political authority tasked with “tackling … the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions.” His appeal echoed that of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who in a 2009 encyclical proposed a kind of super-UN to deal with the world’s economic problems and injustices. 

WORLDWIDE PERSECUTION

INDIA: CHRISTIAN FAMILIES BECOME 'OUTCASTS'

JUNE 11. Hindu nationalists in India are warning that anyone who even mentions the name of Christ will be banished, boycotted and have all their land confiscated. According to Barnabas Aid, local churches will be razed if Indians still persist in worshiping Jesus.

On the national level, just one year after PM Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party won the elections, the General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in India has little hope for the future of Christianity in India. "We have nothing to celebrate," said Roger Gaikwad. "Rather, we have reasons to be concerned."                                                                              By Joseph DeCaro / Worthy News

INDIA:  CONVERT OR GET READY TO DIE

Radical Hindu nationalists closely aligned to the Indian government warned Christians in Punjab state late last year to prepare to convert to Hinduism “or get ready to die,” according to a complaint before a US federal court.

The amended document adds three additional plaintiffs, two Christians and a Muslim, who claim to be victims of a forced conversion campaign carried out by the Hindu group RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or National Volunteer Corps). The three say that threats by RSS radicals determined to forcibly convert minorities to Hinduism have increased since Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won India’s general election last year.                                                                —  beastwatchnews.com

PERSECUTIONS OF CHRISTIANS

JUNE 20. “He could hear from inside his room where he was hiding the gunmen opening doors and inquiring if the people inside were Muslims or Christians.”

"The motorbike riders got down from their bike and started beating [Christian journalist] Shamim Masih and ... warned him that if he did not stop reporting on Christian issues, they knew his family and home and would teach him and his family a lesson."   - Nazir S. Batti, Pakistan Christian Congress Party.

"The city of Mosul alone had 45 churches. Now there is not a single one. The buildings have been destroyed. Four hundred churches have been destroyed in Syria. ... The same is happening in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Northern Africa." — Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

MUSLIM LEADER PLANS TO TURN

THOUSANDS OF CHURCHES INTO MOSQUES

A prominent Muslim leader in France has suggested that thousands of the country's abandoned Catholic churches should be turned into mosques to accommodate the growing French Muslim population, which is the largest Muslim population in Europe.

ISLAMIC STATE SLAUGHTERS CHRISTIAN ETHIOPIANS

Just two months after the Islamic State [IS] published a video depicting its members slaughtering 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, on Sunday, April 19, the jihadi Islamic group released another video of more Christians in Libya -- approximately 30 Ethiopians -- disparagingly referred to by an IS spokesman as "worshippers of the cross" -- being butchered for not paying jizya, extortion money demanded of the “People of the Book” who refuse to convert to Islam, according to Koran 9:29.

Some of the Christians were shot execution-style in the back of their heads, the others had their heads carved off, like the Copts before them.

The IS spokesman further addressed "Christians everywhere": We say to Christians everywhere, the Islamic State will expand, with Allah's permission. And it will reach you even if you are in fortified strongholds. So whoever enters Islam will have security, and whoever accepts the Dhimmah contract [subjugated, third-class treatment and social status] will have security. But whoever refuses will see nothing from us but the edge of a spear. The men will be killed and the children will be enslaved, and their wealth will be taken as booty. This is the judgment of Allah and His Messenger.

In a statement, the Coptic Christian Church of Egypt pointed out that the Ethiopian martyrs, like the 21 Copts before them, were "murdered purely for refusing to renounce their faith."

ERITREAN CHRISTIANS CAUGHT BETWEEN PERSECUTORS

Eritrean Christians are being forced to choose between living under a dictatorship that imprisons believers for their faith, or risking their lives by escaping Eritrea by way of Sudan.

INSIDE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP'S RULE:

CREATING A NATION OF FEAR

Inside the Islamic State’s realm, the paper testifying that you have ‘repented’ from your heretical past must be carried at all times. Many people laminate it just to be safe. It can mean the difference between life and death.

WORLDWIDE DISASTERS

Disasters are happening around the world, every week, bringing untold suffering to millions. Why? Is it because the nations are becoming more evil. Partly that is true. But the main reason I believe, is that God is sending warning after warning, of things that are to come upon earth so that they may repent before the day of wrath begins.  God says:

“If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My Name humble themselves and pray, and seek My Face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and heal their land’.”(2 Chronicles 7:13-14)

CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT MOVES FROM BAD TO WORSE

JUNE 2015. The California Department of Water Resources has reported that the mountain snowpack across the state was 0 percent of normal for May 29. That means that even before summer begins, there will essentially be no more of the crucial mountain snowmelt that California relies on to replenish the streams, rivers, and reservoirs that supply water to cities and farms. -endtimeheadlines.org

CALIFORNIA PROPERTY VALUES COLLAPSE

AS WATER SHUT-OFFS BEGIN

Water shut-offs have now begun in California, where government-ordered restrictions are starting to leave large communities high and dry. As CBS News is now reporting, the Mountain House community of 15,000 residents will run out of water in just a matter of days.

"The community's sole source of water, the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, was one of 114 senior water rights holders cut off by a curtailment notice from the state on Friday," reports CBS. And just like that, the property values of millions of dollars worth of homes belonging to 15,000 residents nosedives toward zero.

WORLD POPULATION-FOOD SUPPLY BALANCE

IS BECOMING UNSTABLE

MAY 15. Researchers report that as the world population increases and food demand has grown, globalization of trade has made the food supply more sensitive  to environmental and market fluctuations. This leads to greater chances of food crises, particularly in nations where land and water resources are scarce and therefore food security strongly relies on imports.

GAS BUILDUP UNDER FUKUSHIMA THREATENS HYDROGEN EXPLOSION!

JUNE 2015. It is estimated that at least 130 storage containers holding radioactive waste at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan are now leaking, according to new reports. The result is a continuous hydrogen gas build-up that nuclear experts say could one day trigger a cascade of devastating explosions potentially unlike anything the world has ever seen.

FUKISHIMA: RADIOACTIVE FOOD 

JUNE 2015.  A number of countries are beginning to require Japan to place region-of-origin labelling on its food products to ensure that anything coming from the radiation-infested regions surrounding the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant are adequately screened for contamination. The decisions by countries such as Taiwan and South Korea have angered Japanese officials, who are turning to the globalist World Trade Organization to force the countries to abolish their protective regulations.

“Be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Master is coming.” “But when these things begin to take place, straighten yourselves and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”  (Matthew 24:42.  Luke 21:28)   AMEN!

 

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