American Troops Engage ISIL Forces in Iraqi Ground Combat - New

December 22nd, 2014

The British media is reporting that US troops engaged ISIL ground forces in Anbar province in Iraq a few days ago (first link). An ISIL force attacked an Iraqi airbase where the US forces were positioned and the US troops had to engage the ISIL forces in ground combat. This is the first media account of US ground forces fighting ISIL ground forces to my knowledge. It is entirely possible that US Special Forces have engaged ISIL forces at various times, but if this has happened, it has happened without any media fanfare. This combat also involved US warplanes supporting the US troops on the ground.

US forces may have no choice but to engage in further combat with ISIL forces as the Iraqi army still seems to have no will to seriously resist ISIL. The second link reports that ISIL forces are continuing to push Iraqi forces out of Anbar province located west of Baghdad. Indeed, the southern front of the ISIL war on Iraq seems to be going ISIL’s way. The ISIL forces have even gotten dangerously close to the Jordanian border and skirmishes on the Jordanian border have already been reported (third link). If Jordanian forces become engaged in open battle with ISIL forces, it will be very hard for Saudi forces to stay out of the war on the ground.

On the other hand, ISIL forces are on the run in northern Iraq. Supported by US and UAE air attacks, the Kurdish Peshmerga have gained a major victory over ISIL forces (fourth link and fifth link). The Kurdish forces rescued stranded Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar by forcing ISIL fighters to retreat from the region. The Kurds seem poised to also seize the city of Sinjar in northern Iraq from ISIL forces. I watched reports on Al Jazeera America TV which showed the Kurds were attacking with some of their own tank columns, which were sporting brightly-colored toppings on their tank turrets so US warplanes could recognize them from the air as Kurdish “friendly” forces. I can’t help but think that now that this tactic has been publicized, the ISIL forces will do the same thing to confuse US and allied warplanes about the identity of tanks and armored vehicles on the ground. The Kurdish successes indicate that the Kurds are carving out as large an area in northern Iraq as possible to come under their jurisdiction in an independent Kurdistan when the war with ISIL is concluded. I don’t blame them. They deserve an independent nation of their own as they are the only real force in the Mideast which has not only opposed ISIL with “boots on the ground,” but they have also shown themselves to be an honorable people by sheltering many refugees from ISIL thugs regardless of whether the refugees were Sunnis, Shiites, Christians, or Yazidis.

With no air force or navy and their forces scattered all over Iraq and Syria, ISIL forces would not be hard to defeat rather quickly if the USA, the Saudis, Jordanians and others in the “coalition” committed ground forces to join the Kurds in fighting ISIL troops on the ground. The Kurdish successes in the north confirm the value of combining air power with ground forces to defeat and drive back ISIL forces. The Kurdish advance in the north is also threatening to cut off ISIL forces located in Mosul.

One curious item is reported in the last link. It reports that ISIL is receiving planeloads of weaponry from unknown parties, and that the planes are reportedly coming from central Asian nations. If this is true, then US surveillance assets should be able to easily trace these arms shipments coming to ISIL at ISIL-controlled airfields in Iraq.  At the very least, US warplanes could easily destroy all planes landing at ISIL-controlled airfields to stop this flow of weaponry to ISIL. This is so obviously a necessary step that one wonders why it hasn’t been done already. Is the US serious about fighting ISIL or not? If it doesn’t destroy or shoot down all aircraft landing at ISIL-controlled airfields, the Obama administration isn’t really serious about defeating ISIL, no matter what it says publicly. All other nations can see this reality as well.

Prophetically, we are continuing to see the map of the Mideast and other Muslim regions re-drawn as the outcome of the fighting will determine which nations are in the Ezekiel 38-39 Gog-Magog alliance and which ones will be in the alliance led by the modern nations of the ten tribes of Israel which migrated out of Asia into Europe in the 3rd-6th centuries AD as the Goths, Saxons, Germans, Vandals, etc. after the massive Israelite empires of Parthia and Scythia fell in the regions we now call Mesopotamia, Iran, the Caucasus and southern Russia. The nations of Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya no longer effectively exist. Afghanistan and Pakistan are at risk of destabilization. Lebanon is effectively partitioned already as Hezbollah controls the southern region of the nation. Egypt would have collapsed if the Egyptian army had not stepped in decisively to expel the Muslim Brotherhood from power. This process of nations falling apart and re-forming into new entities is certainly not yet over.

  1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2878897/American-troops-battle-ISIS-time-attempted-attack-militants-Iraqi-base.html
  2. http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/177131/isil-defeats-iraqi-forces-in-anbar-province-west-iraq.html
  3. http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/12/21/isil-tests-jordan-defenses-clashes-along-borders-iraq-syria/
  4. http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/iraqs-kurdish-chief-hails-victories-over-isil-on-mt-sinjar
  5. http://www.juancole.com/2014/12/inflict-rescue-yezidis.html
  6. http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/11/20/isil-receives-planeloads-arms-northern-iraq-airport/

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Falling Oil Prices and the Global Financial Power Struggle - New

December 18th, 2014

Many consumers in the world are currently benefiting from lower oil and gas prices, but they are, in my opinion, mostly unaware of a titanic struggle that is occurring in the world’s financial and commodity markets for global dominance. The two major rivals are the US Federal Reserve Board and its many Wall Street/Big Business allies around the world. On the other side are Russia and China and their growing number of allies, who are slowly taking steps to replace the global dominance of the US Fed, Wall Street, etc. The Bible’s book of Revelation foretold approximately 2000 years ago that this very struggle would occur in the latter days of our current age. As long-time readers know, Revelation 17-18 symbolically identifies the bloc led by the US Federal Reserve Board, Wall Street and its allies as “Babylon the Great” (and also as “The Great Whore”). This is the bloc which has controlled global commerce and monetary matters since World War II. The same bloc also dominated global commerce, finance and monetary matters prior to World War II, but it was then dominated more by the British Empire and the Bank of England. The global bloc which is rising to challenge the dominance of the US Fed-led bloc is called “the seven heads and ten horns,” and the Bible prophesies that the “seven heads and ten horns” bloc will eventually win this struggle and overturn the dominance of the US Fed and its allies. The Bible does not predict when this will occur, and neither do I. What we are seeing is ever-more evidence that this titanic struggle is now already occurring, but mostly away from public view.

I’m sure all readers are following the global drop in oil prices which is also causing ripple effects in pulling down many commodity and precious and base metals markets around the world. Clearly, the USA, Saudi Arabia and others are currently targeting the rulership of Vladimir Putin of Russia as well as Russia itself. The first link examines this struggle and quotes Russia’s foreign minister as saying on French TV that “the sanctions [vs. Russia] were intended to end Putin’s regime.” He is likely right. The article’s analysis also warns that backing Russia into a corner could backfire as Russia may simply renege on its foreign debt obligations. This would leave many western banks “holding the bag” and suffering large losses. It may be that Putin, if he chooses that course of action, will announce to the world that OPEC, the USA, etc. forced him into taking this action and the world should blame OPEC and the USA for Russia’s actions. If Russia is forced into renouncing its foreign debt, some major western banks may have solvency problems and this could cause a crisis in the West’s banking system. A domino effect, cascading wave of failures isn’t impossible if this action leads to major traumas and collapses in the derivatives positions of major money-center banks.

The second link attempts to analyze who the winners and losers are in the current global crisis caused by falling oil prices. I agree with most of its analysis, but the lower oil prices will become a long-term threat to the USA’s entire oil/energy sector if they continue too long. At some point, if prolonged oil prices continue to drop, the USA’s North Dakota oil boom and fracking revolution which have jointly set the USA on the road to energy independence, will both be jeopardized (as the article alludes to). Many American jobs could disappear, many stocks will plummet on the US stock exchanges and a new American recession could be triggered. In the short term, American and western consumers will love the lower gas prices, but that will not last indefinitely.

The last link was sent to me by a reader and I thank him for drawing it to my attention. It offers an excellent analysis of one aspect of the global financial struggle between the two rival blocs which has not been mentioned on global media outlets, but which I think is central to this struggle. The link has several embedded links which are very worthy of your time to open and review as they give expanded analysis of this behind-the-scenes struggle. As a synopsis, the link reports that China, India, Iran and Turkey are some of Russia’s allies in this struggle. I suggest that other major minerals and commodity producers such as Brazil, South Africa, Canada, Australia, and many Latin American, African and Asian nations want the oil price to go up so the prices of their own exported commodities and minerals go back to normal prices as well. The major global financial struggle examined in the last link is the effort by Russia and China to set up a separate and rival clearance center for global banking and trading transactions. Currently, these transactions flow through (and are therefore controlled by) the SWIFT system which is part of the current Babylon the Great system. The links in this article report that Russia had intended to set up a rival global clearinghouse of such transactions in December, but those plans were put on hold by the sudden drop of oil prices (and the Russian ruble). Most interestingly, in light of the thwarted Russian plans for such a rival global exchange, China has invited Russia to participate in a new such global exchange to be opened in Hong Kong–Chinese territory. The link blames the USA for creating the Ukrainian crisis with Russia by overthrowing the elected (and pro-Russian) government of Ukraine and installing a pro-Western regime in a coup. If so, Russia’s Putin took advantage of the situation and seized the Crimea and effective control over several eastern Ukrainian provinces. I’m sure Putin is looking for ways to maneuver this current oil price crisis to his advantage as well. Setting up a rival currency-payments system in Hong Kong would gradually wrest control of global trade from the current Babylon the Great system. I also think that President Obama’s sudden effort to establish diplomatic relations with long-time Russian ally, Cuba, is not a mere coincidence. This is likely an attempt to draw Cuba out of the Russian orbit and transfer it into a new American dependency.

Interestingly, the writer of the last link, Dr. Stephen Jones, refers to the bloc led by the US Fed, Wall Street, etc. as “the Babylonian oligarchs,” which indicates that we are in agreement on the identification of who constitutes “Babylon the Great” in the modern world. However, at the end of his analysis, he asserts that the decline of the modern “Babylonian” alliance will fulfill a prophecy in Jeremiah 19:11 that the city of Jerusalem will fall. I admit I have no idea where he attains to such a conclusion. That is a “leap of logic” in my view and considerably out of context from that prophecy’s proper time setting. Jeremiah prophesied about the impending fall of the ancient city of Jerusalem (and the kingdom of Judah) in his prophecies, which were written about three decades prior to the actual fall of Jerusalem in the sixth century BC at the hands of the ancient Babylonians. There is nothing in Jeremiah 19:11’s prophecy which hints at any latter-day application for that prophecy. Indeed, references to the human-sacrifice rituals of Baal-worship being practiced in ancient Judah at the time of Jeremiah’s prophecy convince me that Jeremiah 19:11’s prophecy was fulfilled in ancient times. However, the fulfillment of Revelation 17-18 is clearly a latter-day prophecy and its fulfillment is drawing nearer.

Ultimately, an alliance of nations and perhaps other non-state entities will form the “seven heads and ten horns” which God has decreed will tear down and collapse the global dominance of the current “Babylon the Great” bloc led by the US Federal Reserve Board, Wall Street and its allies. Babylon the Great’s alliance will not yield power without a titanic fight, and the current oil wars are just one more symptom of that major struggle now being fought mostly out of public sight.

  1. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/russias-sinking-economy-global-threat-27646375
  2. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/12/16/oil-prices-countries-winners-and-losers/20422895/
  3. http://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2014/12-2014/hong-kong-invites-russia-to-bypass-us-sanctions-and-use-its-new-system-of-international-payments/

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New Information Confirms King David’s Kingdom - New

December 17th, 2014

A very recent article by a Professor Galil of the University of Haifa has been released which documents that King David did have the empire in the Levant that the Bible ascribes to him. Two links re: this article are below.

Professor Galil’s article states David led a “regional empire from the Sinai Peninsula to the Euphrates.” This is the biblical definition of David’s personally-ruled empire although it is my belief that he dominated a much larger area. The article focuses on King David’s alliance with King Toi of the Aramaean region, which is recorded in the Bible in II Samuel 8:10. However, I’d like to point out one omission and one error in the article cited below. The omission is that the article makes no mention of King David’s very close alliance with King Hiram of Tyre and its affiliated cities of the “Phoenician” Empire (II Samuel 5:11, I Kings 5:1). The alliance between Kings David and Hiram united David’s large land army (which was strengthened by David’s alliance with King Toi) with the Phoenicians who had the largest maritime fleet and navy of the ancient world at that time That alliance between King Hiram was later continued and deepened with King Solomon, David’s son (I Kings 5:1-18, 9:26-27, 10:22-26). This alliance, dominated by King David (and later by King Solomon) dominated all the foreign lands on other continents that were part of the Phoenician Empire.

During David’s reign, the alliance of Kings David, Toi and Hiram was attacked from the east by an alliance of Syrian and Mesopotamian kings (I Chronicles 19). David won that war and his alliance went on to subjugate Assyria and Mesopotamia. As my books point out, secular sources record that Assyria was subjugated during the reigns of Kings David and Solomon by an invading army of Semites who invaded from the west. Some sources call the Semitic invaders “Aramaeans,” however, King Toi’s Arameans were allied to King David’s larger army of Israelites and both were Semites (as were the invaded Assyrians–Genesis 9:21-22). Many of David’s Psalms were inspired by events in his life and Psalm 83 was a Psalm about this war against a great Mesopotamian/Mideast alliance. Psalm 83:8 lists “Asshur” (the Assyrians) as being part of this Mesopotamian alliance and adds that this alliance “helped the children of Lot.” This phrase affirms that the war of I Chronicles 19 inspired Psalm 83 as the war of I Chronicles 19 was started over a pretext where the Mesopotamians and Syrians attacked Israel to, literally, help the children of Lot. I Chronicles 19:1-6 records that the Ammonites (who were “children of Lot”) provoked the war in which the Mesopotamian kings brought their armies to fight the Israelites. The Mesopotamian kings were so confident of victory they came to watch the battle (verse 9) before they had to beat a hasty retreat when David’s forces won the battle and the entire war. You will likely have an impossible time locating records of this Israelite defeat of Assyria in more modern history texts as they have suppressed the fact that the reality of ancient history supports the Bible’s accounts of Israel’s power under Kings David and Solomon. For a full account of this most fascinating ancient war and the secular sources which recorded it, you can find that information by ordering either my E-book, The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel…Found! or my printed book, The Origins and Empire of Ancient Israel.

The error in the article cited below is its assertion that when Absalom, David’s son, led a rebellion against David, that “all Israelites rebelled against David.” The Bible records that was not the case. When David fled Jerusalem to seek refuge elsewhere in Israel, he was escorted by a significant contingent of loyal Israelite troops and supporters as well as the non-Israelite bodyguards mentioned in the article. David’s “servants” (that is likely a very broad term) all stayed loyal to him (II Samuel 15:15) as did “all the people with him.” These were all Israelites. II Samuel 15: 24 states that the priest Zadok “and all the Levites with him (emphasis added),” plus the priest Abiathar were loyal to David. It sounds like the entire tribe of Levi may have remained loyal to King David. A wise Israelite counselor named Hushai was with David and proved critical to David’s success (Hushai’s son was later appointed to govern in the tribe of Asher’s territory–I Kings 4:16). Ziba, a servant of King Saul, came with a contingent to meet and support David ( II Samuel 16:1-4). Hushai deceitfully  counseled Absalom to delay his attack against David as David’s men were “mighty men” (this was likely a reference to David’s “mighty men” of II Samuel 23 who were David’s almost superhumanly-powerful special forces troops). Most of these would have been Israelites. Joab, the Israelite general from the tribe of Judah, was over part of David’s forces when Absalom’s forces were defeated (II Samuel 18:2). When David fled eastward, a great man of Gilead (the name of the region of the Israelite tribes living east of the Jordan River) named Barzillai led a contingent of men who rallied to David’s support (II Samuel 17:27-29). These passages confirm many Israelites stayed loyal to King David.

Nevertheless, with that one correction, the article below is a good one which confirms that David was a real king with a real Israelite empire in the distant past.

My thanks to a friend who informed me about this story.

http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=65737

http://israelagainstterror.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-history-of-king-david-in-light-of.html


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German and NATO Military Weakness

December 13th, 2014

It is my belief that many readers of this blog have little realization of how weak the NATO alliance has become. The deterioration of NATO’s European military forces since the “end of the Cold War” has been staggering. These five links offer different perspectives on this topic and Germany is particularly cited as having a military which has become pathetically weak.

The first link states Germany’s military “is facing serious problems with outmoded equipment and low readiness,” and adds, “The two-decade decline of the Bundeswehr as a serious fighting force is remarkable and alarming.” It also asserts that German military strength has grown so weak that ”many NATO members are deeply upset by this German passivity.” In a sidebar comment on soured relationships between Germany and the USA, it states that “The loathing of Obama by many Germans is sincere.” The article cites only Estonia and Poland as being European NATO members who are serious about national defense. (Also see second link.)

The third link is particularly troubling as it states that in a recent provocative military move, Russia sent an aircraft carrier into the Atlantic Ocean via the Netherlands economic zone, and that the Netherlands had no military or coastal defense ships to intercept or escort the Russian ship through the Dutch economic zone. The reason? The link states: “Since 2002, the Dutch have retired their entire fleet of dedicated patrol aircraft (emphasis added)” and further commentary indicates there must be little or nothing left of the Dutch navy since no Dutch navy ships came out to escort the Russian aircraft carrier either. Apparently, no other NATO nation sent any warships to intercept it either.

The fourth link adds that NATO’s own Secretary-General has warned the European member states of NATO to beef up their defenses and “stop relying on the US” to defend Europe. That is good advice. The USA’s citizens are so weary of endless costly wars under Presidents Bush and Obama that many Americans would want their government to not get involved if Russia invaded Europe. Since the European nations are now apparently unwilling to act in their own defense, there is no reason the US should bother to defend them either. Since European nations are not serious about defending themselves, perhaps the best bet is for European nations to start teaching Russian to their populations–it will save time later. In my opinion, the only thing keeping the Russian army from easily waltzing through NATO’s European nations right now is the residual nuclear deterrent still possessed by the United Kingdom and France.

While I could not find a free link to attach, I read a short column by a German writer, Alexander Graf Lamsdorff of Die Welt, that appeared in the “Best Columns: Europe” section of the October 10, 2014 printed issue of The Week magazine. That article notes that “the woeful state of Germany’s military is a national scandal.” As an example, it cites the case of a German air flight to Africa in a German military aircraft that was so badly maintained it couldn’t make the flight without a repair stop at Gran Canaria,” and that much of Germany’s military forces are “nearly 50 years old…[and] rickety or out of service.” The writer asserts that Germany is “powerless to protect our own homeland.” The article can be obtained at The Week’s website.

Russia has carried out a very clever plan, I think. They pretended to “lose the Cold War” in such a way that the USA and other NATO nations would disarm and so let down their military guard that they would eventually become very vulnerable to a militarily resurgent Russia–which is now allied to a demilitarizing China and Iran (just as was prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39). Whether Russia planned it that way or not, that is what has happened. The USA has been exhausted, weakened and bankrupted by endless wars under Presidents Bush and Obama so the USA is in no condition to rescue Europe if it is attacked.

My books, audio messages and articles identify many of the modern nations of Europe in NATO as descended from the ten tribes of Israel who were exiled into Asia, founded the mighty Asian Parthian and Scythian empires and then migrated out of Asia into Europe as the Goths, Germans, Saxons, Vandals, etc. (as the Romans called them) after their Parthian and Scythian empires fell to other nations. I have identified The Untied Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as being the multitude or company of nations that would identify them as the modern tribe of Ephraim and the USA as the single great, “brother” Saxon nation which is identified as Manasseh in Genesis 48:14-20. Genesis 21:12 promised that Abraham’s birthright descendants would be known by the name of Isaac. That birthright then passed to Isaac, Jacob (Israel) and finally to Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. In Asia, the Parthians and Scythians were known by the Greeks and Persians by such names as Sacae, Saka, etc, which preserved the root word of Isaac’s name. The Romans changed the Greek form of Isaac’s name to “Saxon,” but that form of the name of Isaac is still stamped indelibly on the Anglo-Saxon nations as well on some of the regions of Germany.

There are some Christian groups which once taught that Germany would re-militarize and pose a great military threat to the USA, UK and the entire world in the latter days. Unfortunately, there are no “latter day” biblical prophecies that even remotely support that view. The real world shows those prophetic speculations to be erroneous. Germany is in no condition to defend itself, much less threaten anyone else. Germany and the European nations of NATO are in increasing danger from a resurgent and bellicose Russia. If readers have not done so, I urge them to read my article, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveal about a Future World War III. Among other things, it indicates from biblical prophecy that an invasion of Europe by Russia at some point in the latter days is a certainty. Europe will get no help from across the Atlantic from the USA as Ezekiel 38-39 also reveals that North America will be one of the main battlegrounds of World War III. The USA will be fighting for its own life on its own soil when this prophesied war occurs. Europe will be on its own.

  1. http://www.businessinsider.com/john-schindler-why-germany-refuses-to-play-a-larger-role-in-nato-2014-6
  2. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/europe/article4229877.ece
  3. http://www.businessinsider.com/netherlands-response-to-a-russian-aircraft-2014-5
  4. http://www.businessinsider.com/europe-is-a-free-rider-on-defense-2014-5
  5. http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/thread/2336397/The-German-military-is-weak-and-useless-/?pc=4

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High-Ranking Bankers Dying in Large Numbers

December 10th, 2014

In many previous posts, I’ve written that the biblical prophecy of Revelation 17-18 foretells that the current global system of world finance will be torn down and collapse in the latter days of our current age, to be replaced by a new global system called “the beast.” This biblical prophecy foretells that an alliance of “seven heads and ten horns” will wage war on the current global financial system and successfully tear it down at some point (Revelation 17:2-3, 9-16). This prophesied “war” is one which may have a military manifestation, but it will surely be a financial/monetary war to be sure. It may sometimes be “out in the open,” but it will surely also be waged behind-the-scenes far from public or media scrutiny.

My thanks to a reader who sent me the first link. It includes a list of 36 prominent bankers in key positions who have mysteriously died at the heights of their careers. This list includes the grandson of famous global banker, John D. Rockefeller, and all on the list have apparently died in 2014. The second link includes an expanded list of dead global bankers and financiers which lists 64 such figures who have died under mysterious circumstances over the last few years. This expanded list includes the son of John Corzine, the head of MF Global, a large Wall Street money-management firm, which mysteriously “lost” billions of dollars of their clients’ money. Mr. Corzine is an ex-US Senator, an ex-Governor of New Jersey and a former CEO of Goldman Sachs (third link). Personally, I find it hard to believe a sophisticated “money man” like Mr. Corzine could simply “lose” billions of his clients money without a clue about where it all went. Congress has done some investigations, but it’s my viewpoint that Congress usually looks at suspicious matters involving ex-senators with a blind eye. Interestingly, the second link is entitled “Is someone targeting the World’s Bankers?,” and despite the fact that the long list of dead bankers and financiers looks way too long to be coincidental, the article concludes this long list of untimely deaths is just a “coincidence.” Personally, I doubt it. The article poses the question of whether someone was trying “To bring down the banking system?” but doesn’t think that is the reason behind the long list of banker deaths. Based on the prophecy of Revelation 17-18, we should expect there to be a financial “war” going on behind the scenes as the “seven heads and ten horns” work actively to tear down the current Babylon the Great system and replace it with one more to their liking.

The fourth link, from earlier in 2014 when the number of dead bankers was only at eight, posed the questions of whether international bankers were being killed because they knew too much or were they committing suicide over shame at the corruption they were involved with? It is also possible that insider bankers realize the extent of the financial crisis coming to the world and they have opted for suicide, even as some bankers and financiers reportedly opted for suicide rather than face the financial collapse that occurred in 1929.

It is not only bankers and financiers that are suddenly turning up dead. The last link, from the BBC, details the “accidental” death of Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of France’s Total oil company just after he met with Russia’s top leaders at Moscow. He died in an “accident” at the airport as he was leaving Russia. If the death was actually planned, it does not necessarily implicate the Russians as the source of his death. That is possible, but it is just as possible that he was killed by western operatives to prevent him from cooperating with Russian leaders and bankers who are trying to bring down “Babylon the Great’s” current system of global finance. It is also possible that it was truly an accident. One does not have to be a “banker” to be involved with the financial struggle now being waged within and across the world’s global markets.

However, due to the prophecy in Revelation 17-18 that a great global financial/monetary war will occur, apparently mostly behind-the-scenes, between the entrenched global financial system (“Babylon the Great”) and a powerful group which wishes to overthrow the entrenched global financial system (“the seven heads and ten horns”), I personally suspect that many of the “suicides” of global bankers and financiers are actually “hits” which are made to look like suicides. Anyone who watches the popular TV program, NCIS or various other of the popular criminal investigative TV programs, knows that it is easy for professionals to make a murder look like a suicide.

If this rash of banker/financier deaths is not accidental, it means that the biblically-prophesied war between the “Babylon the Great” faction and the rival faction called the “seven heads and ten horns” is already happening behind the scenes around the globe. Revelation 17:16’s wording indicates to me that this war will be fought and finished with extreme prejudice. It is impossible for us laymen to know which faction’s bankers are being removed from the world scene or if both factions are losing operatives. This behind-the-scenes war would be fought on many fronts: the stock and bond markets, the oil and energy markets, the currency markets, the gold and silver markets, the base metals and other commodity markets, etc. A recent post of mine documented from global media sources the extent of corruption and manipulation that is occurring in many of these markets. Many banks have paid huge fines for their roles in manipulating global financial markets.

I think we laymen can be glad that we are not inside the world’s elite banker/financier elites. It seems to be very hazardous to one’s health to be in that category now. What it does tell me is that the prophecy of Revelation 17-18 is being implemented right now in our current time. We in the public get some glimpses into what is going on (as in these public links), but the full struggle is being waged away from public view. It is possible that we are drawing near to the fulfillment of Revelation 17-18’s prophecy, and that a sudden and open global financial crisis in the future will reveal the extent of what is now a behind-the-scenes financial/monetary war.

My final observation is that the existence of Revelation 17-18’s prophecy proves that the Creator God is fully in charge of deciding when this global financial war ends and when and how the current Babylon the Great’s system will fall. This prophecy was written almost 2000 years ago. That it is coming to pass now confirms the reality and sovereignty of the Creator God who inspired the Holy Bible , and that we are living in the biblical latter days when the events of the book of Revelation (and many other biblical prophecies) will be fulfilled.

  1. http://thedailycoin.org/?p=13211#sthash.mChoUKwa.PijEUH2P.dpbs
  2. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/12/is_someone_targeting_the_worlds_bankers.html
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Corzine
  4. https://www.intellihub.com/8th-international-banker-die-month-jumps-building-china/
  5. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29699733

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New DARPA-Funded Surveillance System Being Deployed

December 8th, 2014

Just when we think that we’ve learned about all the massive surveillance being done by the US government both domestically and internationally, new information is released about how all-pervasive it really is becoming. Many media stories have been done re: the NSA’s spying efforts all over the world on all forms of electronic communications, but this latest surveillance program spies on people and locations via video recordings from high-altitude drones and UAVs.

This new video-spying program is called “Argus,” and it uses a vast array of cameras on a single aerial platform to monitor all events within a very large area on the ground. The first link says ARGUS monitors all activity within 15 square miles at one time, but the second link asserts it monitors everything within 36 square miles. The first link gives a live demonstration of how much information is being/can be stored about Americans walking or driving about in a US city. The third link, from British media, offers even more details.

It is claimed that ARGUS can monitor and identify objects as small as six inches from an aerial platform approximately 3 miles aloft. Since it is highly unlikely that publicly released information about ARGUS will reveal its full capabilities, I suspect its true level of technological spying ability is greater than stated in any of the public links cited.

What is truly remarkable is that ARGUS archives all the visual data it collects so it creates a real-time video mosaic of all actions within a monitored area over a period of days (or longer). This has both excellent and troublesome ramifications. ARGUS would be great at tracking terrorists who are suspected of planning a WMD event, and locating enemy equipment and troops in a war-zone. Indeed, with ARGUS’ technology being so advanced, why isn’t it being used to identify and track all ISIL tanks, artillery pieces, convoys, etc. throughout Syria and Iraq? Such targets would scarcely be able to hide in the open desert or move between cities unnoticed. With this information, US and allied air strikes could make quick work of all ISIL armored vehicles in a short time and the war against ISIL would be all-but-over when its main weaponry is destroyed. ARGUS could also be used to reconstruct accident scenes throughout a city for many days. There would be no need to argue about who caused what traffic accident. ARGUS technology would capture the entire accident from the sky and could be available as subpoenaed evidence in court. If ARGUS is deployed everywhere in the USA on a 24/7 basis, it could also capture airplane accidents, bank robberies, kidnappings, etc. in real-time or be accessible via archived images to assist police investigations. On the dark side, this technology could be used to monitor whatever is happening on the ground and utterly trample on the US Constitution’s 4th Amendment, and in the hands of wicked, control-freak leaders, it could be used to create a “Big Brother” police state far beyond what George Orwell ever imagined. Revelation 13:11-18 warns us the control freaks will be present in the prophesied global “beast” system re: economic/financial matters so why wouldn’t they use ARGUS’ technology to further implement their control-freak desires? Revelation 17-18 prophesies the “beast” system will be established by the global powers after our current global world-system is deposed by the “seven heads and ten horns” who will tear down the “Babylon the Great” system which now holds sway over the globe.

The ever-hastening technological advances are also rapidly fulfilling the prophecy of Daniel 12:4 that mankind’s knowledge would exponentially increase in the latter days or “time of the end.” As I’ve noted in previous posts, the Hebrew word translated “increased” in Daniel 12:4 is the same word used in Genesis 7:17 to describe how the waters of the Deluge in Noah’s time “increased” upon the earth. Since the waters of the Deluge increased exponentially, we can expect Daniel 12:4’s prophecy to mean the same thing–and that is exactly what has happened.

For more perspectives on ARGUS’ spying capabilities, please refer to the last link which is a web searched listing for this topic.

My thanks to a reader who sent me the first link.

  1. http://www.youtube.com/v/AHrZgS-Gvi4
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARGUS-IS
  3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2269563/The-U-S-militarys-real-time-Google-Street-View-Airborne-spy-camera-track-entire-city-1-800MP.html
  4. https://www.google.com/#q=Darpa-funded+Argus+surveillance+drone++system+

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Iran Admits Entering War vs ISIL Inside Iraq

December 7th, 2014

While I have written in previous posts that Iran has sent some of its military forces into Iraq to prop up the Iraqi Shiite central government against ISIL, Iran was previously rather coy about whether it was doing so or not. No more. Iran has now openly admitted that it is intervening inside Iraq to fight ISIL forces pressing the Iraqi central government. Iran has acknowledged that its warplanes carried out airstrikes against ISIL forces inside Iraq (first link). It also has announced that it will not allow ISIL to tear apart the Shiite Iraqi region like it has torn apart Syria–led by another ally of Iran.

The second link and third link contain reports of Iranian ground forces fighting inside Iraq. These reports are a few months old, so Iran has likely been sending elements of its army to fight inside Iraq for some time. In a recent post, I observed that I believed it was the presence of Iranian forces embedded within Iraqi army units that stiffened the will of the Iraqi army to fight ISIL and stop fleeing from them. The reports state Iranian forces have assisted Kurdish forces in the fight against ISIL. This would not be surprising. The Kurds are fighting for their lives inside Iraq and Syria against ISIL and they will accept help from any source from which they can obtain it. The last link concerns a news story that I mentioned previously in this blog: that Iran’s 81st Armored Division moved its forces inside Iraq’s border (likely to place it in a position to defend Baghdad in case it is assaulted by ISIL). It should be noted that some of Iran’s military forces are fighting with obsolete or obsolescent equipment. The warplanes shown in the first link are old American F-4 Phantoms, which would have been purchased by the Shah of Iran before he fell. The F-4 was a primary warplane of the USA in the Vietnam War. The tanks of the Iranian 81st Armored Division are apparently also older American models. Should Iran need to move into Iraq in great force to repulse ISIL from Baghdad, Iran will be able to use more modern military equipment obtained from Russia and China. From what I have read in the past, the Mullahs that lead Iran trust its Revolutionary Guard forces more than the Iranian army, so the Iranian army has the oldest equipment while the Revolutionary Guard forces receive modern equipment.

That Iran has openly admitted sending warplanes to fight ISIL inside Iraq is important and it sends three distinct messages, in my opinion. The first message was directed to the Iraqi central government and its Shiite forces and militias that Iran will not let their government or region fall to ISIL. That will stiffen their resolve to fight ISIL. The second message was sent to ISIL: that ISIL will be attacked by Iranian forces if they press too hard on Baghdad or the Shiite region of Iraq. The third message was directed to the USA and other western allies: that Iran will intervene in the war against ISIL whenever and wherever they feel a need to do so and that they will not bother to ask America’s (or anyone else’s permission). Oddly, Iran’s attack against ISIL forces at least temporarily places them in the position of being temporary allies of the USA and other nations fighting ISIL. I think it should also be noted that no nation or group other than the Kurdish Peshmerga and what is left of the Iraqi army are fighting ISIL with any intensity. What is left of the Syrian army is also fighting ISIL on the ground. The USA is only launching occasional airstrikes with limited tactical goals and other nations are launching even less-frequent airstrikes vs. ISIL targets. Turkey has done nothing discernible yet to fight ISIL at all. What is clear is that the nations of Iraq and Syria now exist only on maps. They have effectively disintegrated in reality.

From a biblical perspective, we are continuing to see the prophesied rival alliances in Ezekiel 38-39 jockeying for position and advantage in how the Mideastern map is being redrawn. Revelation 16:12-17 prophesies a great army from the eastern nations will attack westward across the Euphrates River and that this army will eventually make its way to the battle of Armageddon in the Valley of Megiddo in Israeli territory. This great eastern army will be one part of the Gog-Magog alliance and will doubtlessly include the Iranian forces. This prophecy argues that the Gog-Magog forces will control the Euphrates River and at least much of Mesopotamia at the time of the end. They already control much of this region, as the Shiite Iraqi central government is located there. Iran’s air force has served notice that Iran will not allow the Shiite (Gog-Magog) forces to be budged from controlling that region. Zechariah 14 is a prophecy that reveals the outcome of the Mideastern theater of World War III at the end of our age. So does Revelation 16:12-21 and 19:11-20:4. Notice the same phrase occurs in exactly the same time junction in the latter day prophetic sequence in both Ezekiel 39:8 and Revelation 16:17. Both prophecies say that the latter days have reached their concluding phase when God decrees, “it is done” in both prophetic passages. This confirms that these are parallel prophecies about the end of our age.

  1. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/12/06/Iran-confirms-it-carried-out-air-strikes-in-Iraq.html
  2. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29186506
  3. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/08/iran-soldiers-iraq-islamic-state-2014823161322258630.html
  4. http://www.iranpressnews.com/english/source/176598.html

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OPEC’s New “Oil War” vs. the USA

December 3rd, 2014

All readers, I’m sure, are following the rapid drop in world oil prices. This has been a boon to consumers in the USA and elsewhere, but there are negative long-term ramifications. The refusal by OPEC to lower production quotas to boost the price of oil upwards has caused oil prices to drop further, and has created major tensions within the global community of nations. OPEC’s refusal to raise oil production quotas represented a willingness to sacrifice short-term profits in pursuit of a long-term goal: keeping the USA dependent on foreign oil imports. This action is tantamount to some members of OPEC declaring a new “oil war” vs. the USA. OPEC’s members are not unanimous in this action and some members did want to raise production quotas so OPEC’s internal solidarity is also threatened.

The Williston, North Dakota oil boom and new fracking technologies have greatly increased domestic US oil production and lessened the USA’s need for imported oil. Some reports I’ve seen have indicated the USA could be energy-independent by 2020 or somewhat later and become an oil exporter. Saudi Arabia and some OPEC members do not want this to happen, so their effort to lower oil prices are an effort to force the shut-down of domestic American oil production so the USA stays dependent on foreign oil. The three links below offer different perspectives on this story. This effort may succeed, or it could backfire if American fracking technologies become even more efficient in response to the falling oil prices. If so, the OPEC action may actuality hasten American oil independence.

The last link is in small print and readers may have to obtain access to the article at a nominal fee. However, I have the print version of the USA Today article in question and will offer some quotes from it. The article notes that “losers” in the OPEC action also include “Russians, South Americans and Africans, whose economies are dependent on higher oil prices.” It adds that “more than half of officials from OPEC countries” did not support the action by Saudi Arabia and other major OPEC producers.

This OPEC action is surely causing some very heated conversations in global seats of power and will lead to some unlikely alliances to get oil (and other commodity prices) moving upward to former levels. Saudi Arabia and some members of OPEC have managed to unite the interests of Russians, Americans and many other nations against their action.

This OPEC action will cause further stresses in the global marketplaces. It is one more stress that is building up in the current global financial/trade/monetary system called Babylon the Great in Revelation 17-18. This OPEC action further weakens the current global system, and therefore, in my opinion, hastens the eventual fulfillment of the prophecy in Revelation 17-18 that our current “Babylon the Great” system will experience a global collapse at some point in the “latter days” (our modern period of time).

  1. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/92296494b92e4c9c8d88b11acf26175a/low-oil-prices-send-chills-through-oil-patch
  2. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/28/1348011/-U-S-Shale-industry-about-to-crash#
  3. http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx

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“Star Trek” Medical Advance from Israeli Science

December 2nd, 2014

This is a post that fits in the “news that you can use” category.

As other previous posts have noted, mankind’s modern technological knowledge and achievements are proceeding so rapidly that we are fulfilling Daniel 12:4’s prophecy that mankind’s knowledge would be “increased” in the latter days. The prophesied “knowledge explosion” in the latter days is occurring rapidly all around us. This link details what the presenter calls a “Star Trek” kind of scientific advance in new surgical technology developed by Israeli medical researchers.

This new technology has created a non-invasive (i.e. no incisions or cutting) surgical technique that can be used for many types of medical conditions where invasive surgery is now normally used. The video link includes fibroid tumors needing hysterectomies, brain and bone cancers and Parkinson’s disease tremors as medical conditions which can now be treated with this non-invasive surgery. One case is cited of a patient who suffered from Parkinson’s disease tremors who was freed of the tremors via this new surgical procedure.

The video link may be an advertisement/documentary for the company which developed this medical treatment, but it is still worth your time to check out this link. If you or anyone you know is suffering from any of the above medical conditions, this could be vitally important information. I doubt this new surgical option has been certified by the FDA for use in the USA, so patients might have to travel to Israel to obtain this new treatment if they desire it. This treatment represents such a technological leap forward that I checked with Snopes.com to see if it was true, but that site had no information “pro or con” about it yet.

My thanks to a friend in the health care sector for sending me this link.

http://www.safeshare.tv/w/DTAINyElxY


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“America Unearthed” Segment on the Tribe of Judah in Ancient America

November 30th, 2014

It is likely that many readers of this blog are unable to receive the H2 channel on their cable-TV or satellite TV systems. I doubt that many readers in non-American markets have local access to this channel. For that reason, I’m letting readers know about what I think is a very interesting program, the episodes of which you can access via the internet.

The H2 channel episode I’m referring to is America Unearthed, which features a host who is a forensic geologist from the University of Minnesota (my own alma mater). It is aired on Saturday nights in my local market. The host is an expert at dating ancient artifacts and separating valid artifacts from hoaxes via the use of high-tech scientific methodologies. His programs state to viewers that what we have been taught about the ancient history of America is wrong–that while Columbus arrived in 1492, many other Old World civilizations were present in the Americas centuries or even millennia prior to Columbus. Programs can be on a wide variety of topics. A recent episode focused on whether Davy Crockett secretly survived the battle of the Alamo by using a “Masonic distress gesture” (both Davy Crockett and the Mexican general, Santa Ana, were Masons). The program’s host is particularly interested in topics that indicate that members of the Knights Templar order (a reported predecessor to the Masons) were present in ancient America to hide lost Templar treasures such as the Holy Grail, gold hordes, etc.

This last week, I watched a re-run of a previous episode, and wanted to bring it to your special attention. It is the Number 10 episode listed in the first link, and this episode’s title addresses possible evidence that members of the lost tribes of Israel were present in ancient America. The episode itself actually focuses on evidence that members of the tribe of Judah were present in ancient America, and scarcely mentions evidence that the lost ten tribes were present as well. Nonetheless, it is very interesting, and those who have read my books will especially find it interesting as it displays and examines ancient Hebrew artifacts which are mentioned in my books as being found in ancient America. The first link will indicate the titles and descriptions of other episodes of America Unearthed, and individual episodes are available for a nominal cost.

The episode in question examines the Bat Creek Stone, the Decalogue Stone from the Ohio River Valley Mound builder culture and surviving field drawings of an ancient (and obviously Jewish) mound in the Ohio River Valley which has since been destroyed. The program concludes that the Bat Creek Stone, which was found in Tennessee and has an ancient Hebrew inscription on it, is a valid artifact dating to ancient times long before Columbus arrived in America. He also examines the Decalogue Stone found in the Ohio River Valley in conjunction with other ancient stones in a burial mound (second link). The Decalogue Stone has the Ten Commandments inscribed on it in the ancient Hebrew letters characteristic of the post-exilic period (after the kingdom of Judah fell and its remaining members were taken captive to Babylon). These artifacts survive to the modern time and both are discussed in my books as well. I agree that these artifacts are evidence of the tribe of Judah being present in ancient America, and they were not made or buried by wandering members of the lost ten tribes. This program has very interesting field drawings of a large multi-acre mound structure which was made in the shape of a nine-candle Menorah and which also included an ancient oil lamp depiction. This mound structure was destroyed in later years, but field drawings by academic figures of the time preserve what it looked like. It had to be made by Jews, as it is a clear depiction of the symbols of the Hanukkah celebration of Judaism. This is clear evidence the mound was made after the events in 165 BC that stimulated the origins of the Hanukkah festival. Clearly, this also was not made by the lost ten tribes, whose Diaspora occurred over a half-millennium prior to that time.

The program very briefly mentions and shows the existence of the Decalogue Tablet in Los Lunas, New Mexico and acknowledges that it is inscribed in Paleo-Hebrew (the older script of the Hebrew language that dated to the times of Kings David and Solomon and the time of the ancient kingdom of Israel–of the ten tribes of Israel). This tablet is powerful evidence that the Israelites did have a presence in ancient America circa 1000-900 BC. I examine this artifact in its historical context in detail in one of my articles, which also includes a photo gallery of the artifact and other inscriptions and scenes from its location. I visited this artifact years ago before it was defaced in more recent times by vandals. That the Israelites were present in ancient North America at a time when all the tribes of Israel were united and formed a very powerful empire confirms that all the Israelite tribes knew about the New World, and many of them could have come as refugees fleeing various captivities and invasions to seek refuge in the New World.

The program, America Unearthed, does not examine ancient American artifacts from a biblical point of view, but rather a scientific, secular perspective. However, it is very interesting as it confirms via scientific evidence that many Old World civilizations, including Hebrew-speaking ones, were present in ancient North America. For those who desire to see these (and many other) ancient artifacts and inscriptions examined in a biblical perspective as well as a perspective involving secular evidence, I recommend that you order and read my books on the mostly-hidden history of the ten tribes of Israel from the time of their patriarchs to the modern era. For those interested in the history of the ancient Americas and Native American tribal histories, my books include much evidence about which Indian tribes either descended from certain Old World cultures or had extensive trade relationships with them. Some of the Native American Indian oral histories offer extremely pertinent connections to Old World and Israelite civilizations. You can begin inexpensively by ordering the over 600-page e-book entitled The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel…Found! for just $12.99. Those wishing an even more in-depth examination of the topic can order my 4-book set on the topic (or individual books in the set can be ordered as well). After reading my books, your view of ancient history will be far more accurate and comprehensive than what you were taught in schools. You will also see very persuasive evidence that the Bible is a very accurate record concerning ancient history.

  1. http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Blueprint-of-America/dp/B00H0V041C/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1417394515&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=america+unearthed+episode+about+Jews+in+ancient+America
  2. http://www.jhmuseum.org/index.php/onview/permanent-galleries/190-newarkholystones/205-newark-holy-stones
  3. http://stevenmcollins.com/html/decalogue_stone.html

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