The FBI: Help Us Identify This English-Speaking Jihadi Terrorist

October 8th, 2014

This post is being sent to the readership of this blog as a public service to offer some assistance to the US FBI. The FBI is seeking any information it can glean from public input to help it identify an Islamic ISIL terrorist who is seen on camera orchestrating a massacre of Syrian army prisoners. The terrorist’s head is largely covered-up, but his voice is clearly speaking English in what appears to be his language of origin. Please watch the videos below and, if you can provide the FBI with any possible tip regarding who this likely American Jihadi is, please call the FBI tip-line with that information. Even a small piece of information may be crucial to helping the FBI identify this person and, hopefully, also take down any domestic Jihadi network that he may be representing.

A cable-news segment I watched earlier today featured an expert who added that the Islamic Jihadi speaker sounds like he is speaking North American English and he may have a Midwestern accent. During any given month, there are people visiting my website from 120-130 nations so I’m posting these links (below) in the chance that someone may be able to provide some assistance to the FBI. It may be that you know about a person with Islamic radical views who has disappeared from your region lately or you may know a person whose Facebook page may contain radical-Islamic rants which sounds like the speaker in the video. One former FBI official speaking on a cable-TV network also added that since ISIL is very sophisticated in electronic media propaganda, the person on the execution video may not be the actual speaker on the audio portion. So there may be two people to apprehend or identify. The person on-camera is one person, but the actual speaker doing the audio rant may be another person doing a “voice-over.” Since one report indicates the ISIL speaker has a Midwestern accent, a likely location for this terrorist’s origin is the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area as a number of Islamic radicals from there have migrated to the horn of Africa to fight for Al Shabab, another radical Islamic Jihadi group (fourth link). The final link reports a surprising number of Minnesotans from its Islamic community have emigrated to Syria to fight in the ranks of radical Islamic groups there [such as ISIL]. I’m sure the FBI is already pursuing this possibility of a Minnesotan connection. If you area reader from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, please listen especially closely to the speaker on this terrorist video to see if you have any possible leads to give to the FBI.

The need to identify and apprehend Islamic Jihadis in America (or from America) is growing. The third link cites one US Congressman as saying his sources indicate that at least ten ISIL/ISIS terrorists have crossed the porous and unsecured US border with Mexico to enter the USA. Obviously, they are most likely entering to commit mass terrorist attacks at some point in the future vs. American citizens. If they do, the blood of any Americans killed or wounded in such attacks will be on Obama’s hands and on Congress’ hands as they have collectively refused to implement adequate border security measures.

  1. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/08/fbi-seeks-public-help-in-identifying-masked-man-aspiring-jihadists/
  2. http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/us/fbi-isis-jihadist-video-identification/index.html
  3. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/08/congressman-at-least-10-isis-fighters-caught-trying-to-cross-into-us/
  4. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/ongoing/somali_timeline/missing_men2
  5. http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/11/somali-americans-syria

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Graphene–the New “Wonder” Substance [Practical and Prophetic Implications]

October 8th, 2014

The first link offers amazing information about a new material called graphene, which won a Nobel prize for its inventors. The first link gives an overview of graphene’s amazing properties and the second link and third link offer more details about this amazing “wonder” substance about which the public knows very little, I believe.

Graphene is “stronger than diamonds” as well as a “better conductor than copper.” It is “97% transparent” and is very elastic. It is made from carbon/graphite and can be made to have applications, apparently, even when it is in a layer just one atom thick. It even has medical qualities and, according to the first link, can be injected into the human body to perform specific missions. It is truly remarkable. It may also make electric cars far more efficient and practical than they now are. Graphene has almost unlimited possible applications at the nano-technology level. In these links, you can read about some of the practical applications that graphene can have in the commercial world, once it can be manufactured in large quantities with a high degree of quality control.

After reviewing these links, I can suggest a few other applications for graphene not mentioned there. Consider possible military applications. Given that graphene is incredibly strong and light, it could be used to add an extra layer of great strength to tanks, warships, warplanes, body armor, satellites, etc. A layer of super, lightweight graphene stitched into a soldier’s uniform may give that soldier a bulletproof, flexible uniform and helmet. The fact that graphene can make plastic cellophane conduct electricity has implications for possible terrorist threats. What could graphene do in the hands of terrorists with plastic explosives that could make plastics conduct electricity while attached to a timing device or a remote, cell-phone detonator? This material has to be kept out of terrorists’ hands.

Prophetically, I see one obvious possibility for graphene fulfilling a biblical prophecy. Many Christians (including me) have speculated about what Revelation 16:17’s “mark of the beast” might be. Graphene nano-particles injectable into human bodies make graphene an obvious candidate for implementing the mark of the beast. The first link notes that graphene is so thin and conductive of electrical currents that it may revolutionize and miniaturize today’s circuit boards. Since graphene has nanotechnology applications and can be injected into human bodies, could graphene eventually be used as injectable nano-particles that would be individualized for each person, making it a kind of “fingerprint” for each person as well as a “smart chip” that would be invisible inside human bodies even as it stores information about that individual?

My thanks to a reader who sent me the first link and prompted this post.

Graphene on The One Show

http://www.physics.org/article-questions.asp?id=67

http://www.zdnet.com/the-10-strangest-facts-about-graphene-3040093050/

 


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Be Thankful!

October 5th, 2014

An email friend sent this link to me today, and I wanted to forward it to all readers. Whether the video clip was staged or not, it is truly inspirational and gives us a powerful message.

We take so many things for granted. For example, one thing every sighted person takes for granted is the simple ability to see. As the video clip makes clear, just being able to see opens up to us a world of wonders to behold in God’s creation all around us. Just being able to see gives us incredible freedoms of movement, action and comprehension that the blind do not have. If you are reading this post, you are able to see it.

James 1:17 tells us “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights.” Paul reminds us in I Thessalonians 5:18: “In every thing give thanks.” How often do we take everything for granted (I’m directing this question to myself as well as to readers after watching this video clip)?

After watching the video clip, please take a moment to realize just how important a gift your eyesight is. Right where you are sitting, shut your eyes…tight. Then imagine that you will never be able to open them again. Try to get up from your computer and see how much you can do with your eyes closed tight for a few minutes. After a few minutes, I think you’ll wonder why it has been so long since you took the time to thank God for your eyesight. I know I did! After thanking God for just that one gift, why shouldn’t we all thank him for our other senses (to whatever degree they work), and every other thing that means a lot to us?

Millions of people in the Middle East (some of them are your fellow Christians) would be very thankful just to have a reliable place to live, be sheltered, be fed and be safe from ISIL. As you read this, there are tens of thousands of Kurds (good guys) in Kobane, Syria fighting evil ISIL attackers. Those besieged Kurds would be incredibly thankful if just a few warplanes from the USA, the UK, France, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey or any other nation which claims to be part of the very haphazard “coalition” (that is fighting ISIL to some limited extent) would come and bomb the ISIL fanatics who are attacking them. I saw a report on cable TV that the ISIL attackers are using American tanks and artillery against these Kurdish defenders…who seem to have been forgotten by every nation in this “coalition.” Perhaps someone could mention this besieged city to President Obama so he could kindly have a few US warplanes sent to destroy the American-made military equipment now in the hands of ISIL that is being used to kill innocent people. The cable TV report  I saw said the ISIL artillery is sitting on top of a hill–apparently on open ground where warplanes could easily hit them. Apparently, no one in the US military in control of selecting ISIL targets to bomb watches cable TV news channels. The citizens of Kobane, Syria are fighting to save their city, lives and families from ISIL while the entire world…ignores them. They would be unspeakably thankful for some warplanes to actually show up and bomb the artillery and tanks that were trying to kill them as this post was written. This killing is going on, as the cable TV segment showed, even as the Turkish military simply watches from a few kilometers away…even though Turkey’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly a few days ago to support the war on ISIL. Hello, Turkey? This is the Real World calling. The war on ISIL is happening on your doorstep and you are doing nothing. There are even media reports ISIL artillery shells have landed on Turkish soil. Hello Turkey? Will you ever wake up? How long will you continue to support ISIL via your painfully-obvious refusal to act against them…even when ISIL is shelling and killing people on your very border?

Forgive me for my impromptu rant about the incredibly inept way in which the “war on ISIL” is being fought. What it is leading to is this question: Are you thankful that you and your family (if you have one) are not refugees dependent on others for everything after fleeing from ISIL madmen? Are you thankful that your world hasn’t been torn apart by warfare suddenly erupting all around you? I’m thankful for these facts. There are millions of people now in the Mideast who, a few short years (or months) ago, never dreamed they would be refugees sitting in a camp dependent on charity for the necessities of life.

Are you thankful that the simple act of going to your job didn’t get you beheaded by an Islamic fanatic who was reportedly sympathetic with ISIL (as happened to one innocent woman in Oklahoma recently)? In II Timothy 3:1, Paul warned those of us who would be alive in the latter days that we would live in “perilous times.” There are many locations in the world where many millions of people already experience this as a fact. This prophecy by Paul is not so much a reality to those of us living in the USA or the western world…yet.

All humanity is made in God’s image, Genesis 1:26 informs us. We have feelings, so God does too. I think we’ve all had the experience of giving a lot to someone and receiving no commensurate appreciation. Its hurts our feelings, doesn’t it? I wonder how God feels when he has showered on the USA such a vast array of blessings, liberties, abundance, etc.–only to have many millions of Americans tell him he doesn’t even exist. Maybe you could “make God’s day” by giving thanks to Him for a whole list of blessings you (and our nation) now have. Those readers in other nations could thank God for the list of blessings you and your nation enjoys.

You could start by thanking God for your eyesight, and everything that one blessing makes possible. Please do me a favor too–let God know I prompted you to come to him with a prayer of thanksgiving.  For that…I thank you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Hzgzim5m7oU&vq=medium


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US Opens Second Drone Base in Niger [Plus Serious Implications]

October 4th, 2014

The US recently established a second drone base in the very remote nation of Niger in Saharan Africa (first link). Many Americans, who are taught so little about geography in school, may never have heard of it. It is just north of Nigeria and this new drone base is located in the remote Agadez region of Niger. This item received almost no meaningful media coverage, but there is a very important purpose to it and it also begs an important question (which I’ll ask later in this post).

The second link reports that, months ago in 2014, the US dispatched 80 troops to this region to help look for the approximately 200 girls that were kidnapped by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. There have been no reports that the USA has had any success in locating them yet. Boko Haram is another of the malignant strains of radical Islam, along with ISIL/ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Shabab, etc., and there is now a report that the Boko Haram terrorists have copied a page from the ISIL/ISIS playbook of terror in beheading a captured Nigerian pilot (third link).

Why is this worth posting about to readers of this blog? Americans and the globe’s population likely have no concept of how vast a network of secretive drone bases are being operated by the US military and the CIA. The fourth link reports that the USA has at least 60 drone bases overseas that are known, and no one knows how many are being operated by the CIA or Pentagon without anyone being aware of them. The fifth link reports claims that there are over 60 secret drone bases on American soil as well and it gives a map of their locations (take a look and see if there is one near where you live!). Why does the USA have approximately as many drone bases within the USA as in all foreign nations put together? Hmm. Conspiracy theorists may be forgiven if they see a nefarious purpose that has not been disclosed. These bases are certainly not being used to secure the American borders. With so many drones and drone bases, the US could easily be monitoring the entire US southern border on a 24/7 basis to halt illegal immigration. However, the Obama administration (and the previous Bush administration that preceded it) obviously have/had no will to do so.

The last link estimates the US drone fleet had grown to 7,500 drones in the 2010/2011 time frame. At the rate of rapid growth in the drone force, there could be over 10,000 now. The estimate of 7,500 drones was for the number of drones operated by the Pentagon. Who knows how many drones are being operated by the CIA? Sometimes we are made aware of US drone strikes by the Pentagon or by the CIA in such places as Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, etc. I’ve seen media reports that the US is using drones to reconnoiter or attack ISIL forces in Iraq and Syria. That would be logical and appropriate. To the drone operators who are managing drones that attack ISIL and other terrorist madmen, I can only say, “Go get ‘em!”

The US drone fleet and the network of bases (known and unknown) is now so vast that it may be possible for the USA to create a global, interlocking spy network that is integrated with spy satellites, NSA intercepts, etc. We may reach the point where nothing moves on earth without the CIA or the Pentagon knowing about it.

I had a cynical thought while preparing this post. The Obama administration is facing a likely political defeat in the US congressional elections and it desperately needs some kind of  “October Surprise” to rally voters to vote for Democrats to retain a Democratic Senate. What could that be? One possibility is that those drones and 80 US servicemen looking for the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram may already know where many of them are and they are delaying their rescue until just prior to the election to help the Obama administration and the Democrats. With the US capable of filling the skies with drones over northern Nigeria and the NSA listening to all “chatter” in the region, how could they not know? Again, I admit that was a cynical thought. I hope this doesn’t prove to be the case.

What can be known is that Revelation 13:11-18 predicts that a coming “beast” system will have the power to monitor and control all global financial transactions in the latter days just prior to Jesus Christ’s return.  Why wouldn’t the beast power also have interlocking control over all that is moving on the earth via drone/satellite reconnaissance and complete monitoring of all electronic communications via the NSA? It appears that we are nearing the point where this is now possible technologically. This begs another question: Will the beast be an American president or a new global leader who assumes power over the American assets when he assumes leadership of a global government? We’ll have to wait and see. Before readers think the beast system will be all-powerful, I urge you to consider the impact the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 will have on the beast system’s plans. Revelation 11 prophesies the Two Witnesses will be archenemies of the beast system and will be able to plague it (or anything or anyone else) “as often as they wish.” A future post will examine the Two Witnesses more closely, but verses 3-11 show the Two Witnesses will anger and plague the beast leaders and system so terribly that the beast will finally kill the Two Witnesses after their 1,260-day ministry concludes. Until they are slain, the Two Witnesses will be Divinely protected and invulnerable to all the exotic weaponry the beast can throw at them. Indeed, Revelation 16:10 prophesies the beast leader will be weak before some other power in the latter days that the beast leader and his kingdom will “gnaw their tongues for pain.” Who might that “other power” be that can attack the beast power so successfully? The Two Witness minister for 1,260 days, almost simultaneous with the beast leader’s 42 months of allowed rule (Revelation 13: 1-5).  My bet is that the Two Witnesses are the power that besets the beast power with such plagues.

I wonder how proactive the Two Witnesses might be in their plagues. Let’s speculate. Perhaps they could announce that unless the NSA and all other global spy agencies dump all their data on innocent civilians, they will be plagued with a horrific plague (Ebola, paralysis, tertiary syphilis or some other unbearable affliction)? What if they order the US and all other global governments to stop spraying chem trails and confess their purpose, who was involved in the chem trail plot and then imprison them until Christ returns or receive a new, horrific plague from the Two Witnesses? Will the Two Witnesses order global governments to pass certain pieces of legislation whether they want to do so or not? When it comes to what they can do, Revelation 11: 6 states their powers will be unlimited and unstoppable for the duration of their ministry. Obviously, they will be protecting Christians wherever they are on the globe. The Two Witnesses may be given a few “legions of angels” to implement anything they order or assess on the globe during their ministry. Revelation 11:6 basically states “the sky is the limit” concerning their powers. The US and other governments are close to creating a global, interlocking intelligence network to monitor everyone and everything. However, the Two Witnesses will have Divine powers to wield and likely as many angels as they want to administer whatever they want to do. The Two Witnesses will have vastly greater power than the beast system.

If Revelation 11 is going to be fulfill literally, and I believe it will be, it’s going to get very interesting in future years. Everyone on earth will have to make a decision: Are you with God and the Two Witnesses or the Satanically-inspired beast system and the false prophet associated with the beast leader? There will be no neutral ground. You will have to decide at some point.

  1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/pentagon-set-to-open-second-drone-base-in-niger-as-it-expands-operations-in-africa/2014/08/31/365489c4-2eb8-11e4-994d-202962a9150c_story.html
  2. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-deploys-80-military-personnel-to-chad/2014/05/21/edd7d21a-e11d-11e3-810f-764fe508b82d_story.html
  3. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/03/beheading-nigeria-pilot-shots-downed-jet-in-video-allegedly-showing-boko-haram/?intcmp=latestnews
  4. http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php/features/covert-drone-war/7447-americas-secret-empire-of-drone-bases
  5. http://www.wired.com/2012/06/64-drone-bases-on-us-soil/
  6. http://www.globalresearch.ca/remote-control-warfare-some-sixty-us-drone-bases-around-the-world/5330325

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Ebola Comes to the USA!

October 2nd, 2014

The story of the spread of the Ebola virus into the USA is spreading so fast it is possible that the story may have expanded by the time you read this post. As readers surely know, a man traveling from Liberia to the USA spread the Ebola virus into the USA. Amazingly, when he went to a hospital ER for treatment in Dallas, Texas and told them he had come from a nation in the Ebola hot-zone, they didn’t take his condition seriously and sent him home (to expose more people). It has been reported as I write that a second Texas person may now have Ebola, but it has not yet been confirmed (first link). The second link reports that a third possible US case of Ebola in the USA is suspected in Hawaii. Initially, the Liberian man who spread Ebola to the USA led to health authorities saying that perhaps a dozen people may have been exposed, then the number went to 20…and to 80 and to 100 the last time I saw a news program update. The ambulance drivers who transported the Ebola man are now in quarantine as is the ambulance itself. Other people the man exposed are now quarantined as well.

The presence of Ebola in the USA and the realization that airline passengers could be innocently and unsuspectingly exposed to Ebola has led to stock market fears about Ebola’s effects on the global economy. Airline stocks have, understandably, been hit hard as people may not decide to travel by air until there are strict Ebola prevention protocols in place (third link). As this fear emerged, an article appeared in the 10-2-14 USA Today that sought to minimize people’s fears about being exposed to Ebola on airliners (fourth link). However, the final paragraph in that article was hardly reassuring as it acknowledged the risk of getting Ebola on an airliner, however small right now, is real.

The lack of Ebola-prevention protocols in global travel is appalling. Why aren’t passengers from nations with Ebola outbreaks being quarantined for a set number of days to make sure they are Ebola-free before they are allowed to travel out of those nations? That is a “no brainer” as far as I’m concerned. If such protocols had been in place in Liberia, the infected man there would never have been allowed to get on a plane to Brussels in Europe and then to two other flights to Dallas as his Ebola symptoms would have been caught in time to stop him from traveling. It is possible that this one case of an infected Ebola passenger on an airliner may yet lead to all the passengers on all the flights he traveled on having to be checked for Ebola as well as everyone they had contact with in the last week or so. That total would quickly run into the thousands in many nations. I hope it doesn’t get that bad.

The fifth link highlights the disgust by some in the medical community that the Obama administration and US health authorities are still not taking adequate measures to stop the spread of Ebola. It features a doctor who dressed in a bio-hazard suit at the Atlanta airport to highlight the fact that Ebola security measures are not yet in place. An interview I just saw with health experts on Al Jazeera America a short time ago confirmed that not only the USA but the entire world community is not taking this threat seriously yet. They said the WHO was saying it was not responsible for setting up a global preventative program and that the UN Security Council may have to meet to create global security protocols to make sure there is a global response in place to stop the disease from spreading quickly among the nations via airline passengers and global commerce. Although I could not find the link to a story about it in a web search, I saw a TV interview on either CNN, Fox News or Al Jazeera America that confirmed how lax US authorities are about this growing crisis. It was an interview with a Miami doctor who was returning from one of the Ebola “hot zone” nations in Africa. She said she was expecting to be screened by health officials before she would be allowed to re-enter the USA, but was surprised to see that no screening program existed at all! She was allowed to walk right through the airport back into the USA without any checks or questions. That means lots of other travelers from the Ebola hot-zone nations have also walked right into the USA and many other nations around the world with no checks or questions.

Some experts are warning that the rate of transmission of Ebola within the hot-zone African nations is increasing steadily and that as many as a million deaths from Ebola could be possible by early 2015 if the continued rate of transmission growth occurs. Although the death rate in those nations grows steadily, some media articles have noted that health-monitoring systems are so inadequate or non-existent in those African nations that the actual Ebola death toll is surely much higher than reported. At some point the rate of transmission will grow exponentially if major protective responses are not implemented soon. If the Ebola plague really does get as bad as some health experts predict, it will obviously be spreading to many other nations. Indeed, at some point, residents of the infected hot-zone African nations may flee via the jungle into other nations without telling anyone to save their lives. They may already be doing so. I wonder how many of them are already infected.

Jesus Christ warned that “pestilences” will occur during the latter-day period of time that would immediately precede his Second Coming. Obviously, he did not mean the localized, routine level of pestilences that have occurred throughout human history. He had to mean pestilences (plagues) on a much wider scale than usual for them to be a meaningful sign. This Ebola plague could eventually kill millions…or more…in many nations. Health experts are warning about this danger, but the governments of the world are doing little or nothing meaningful yet to stop its spread. Let’s hope they start doing so soon. If they don’t, the number of deaths could become astronomical at some point, and global commerce will come to as screeching halt. Maybe you might want to call your elected representatives to put some pressure on them for their governments to start acting responsibly instead of sticking their head in the sand about this threat.

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/01/texas-ebola-patient/16525649/
  2. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/02/patient-with-possible-ebola-symptoms-in-isolation-unit-at-hawaii-hospital/
  3. http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/10/01/ebola-fears-infect-travel-stocks/
  4. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/01/ebola-flights-screening-travel-airlines/16527697/
  5. http://www.ajc.com/news/news/doctor-boards-flight-in-ebola-protection-suit-to-p/nhZk8/

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New Scandal about to Hit Goldman Sachs and Wall Street?

September 30th, 2014

In what is a developing story at this moment, a lawyer hired (and later fired) by the US Federal Reserve Board secretly recorded 46 hours (!) of insider conversations among officials at the US Federal Reserve Board which are reported to reveal a very cozy and corrupt relationship between the US Federal Reserve Board and the mega-bank, Goldman Sachs. This scandal is just beginning to unfold, and we will have to wait to see if heads really do roll over the secretly taped revelations.

The first link and second link describe the information about the story as it was about to break. The third link and fourth link are from the main media as this scandal is now being reported to the American public…just before a major election I might add. The third link was from the September 29, 2014 USA Today, which includes a quote from Senator Elizabeth Warren that the lack of accountability at the Big Banks “…threatens our whole economy.” I share her opinion.

The fourth link details what it describes as a “severe conflict of interest between the NY Federal Reserve and Goldman Sachs.” It is well worth your reading! I must admit that I’m not the least bit surprised by this new revelation about cozy corruption between the US Fed and Goldman Sachs. I have written about this relationship in posts over the years, and Rolling Stone magazine has been doing in-depth exposes about this relationship for years. Indeed, they have covered this story in such depth that the last link offers readers a menu of their articles and research reports into the cozy Fed-Goldman Sachs relationship. Readers can click on the links at that last link and read as many as they want about what has been known for the last four years or so about this cozy relationship.

What is noteworthy about the latest revelation is that is involves 46 hours (!) of conversations documenting the cozy Fed-Goldman Sachs relationship which were recorded by an attorney working in an insider position at the Fed. The tapes will have the words actually spoken by Fed officials. The revelations ought to give more impetus to Congressional efforts to pass a bill which will do an in-depth audit of the Federal Reserve Board’s activities.

Revelation 17-18, as I’ve noted many times in previous posts, prophesy that the global monetary/financial system in the latter days will come crashing down at some point, to be replaced by the final “beast” system which will hold sway for a mere 42 months (Revelation 13:1-5) before being obliterated by Jesus Christ’s return (Revelation 19:11-20:4). There are lots of huge stresses building up in the global financial/monetary system and we do not know what “trigger” will be the event or revelation which precipitates the collapse of Babylon the Great’s current system. It is worth noting that Revelation 18:2-3 prophesy that the latter-day Babylon the Great system will feature an intensely-corrupt and cozy, interlocking system of mutual aggrandizement between the “kings of the earth” (the political leaders and their agencies) and the “merchants of the earth” (an amazingly-accurate prophetic description of today’s multinational and international mega-corporations which do business all over the earth). The Rolling Stone’s series of articles about the cozy relationship between the US Fed and Goldman Sachs and the just-beginning scandal about the 46 hours of secretly-taped conversations inside the Fed’s offices fit the description contained in Revelation 18:2-3 quite well, I believe.

  1. Tapes showing meek oversight of Goldman are about to rock Wall Street
  2. http://nypost.com/2014/09/26/tapes-showing-meek-oversight-of-goldman-are-about-to-rock-wall-street/
  3. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/27/goldman-sachs-new-york-fed-carmen-segarra-this-american-life/16338577/
  4. http://www.businessinsider.com/propublica-fed-goldman-sachs-recordings-2014-9
  5. https://www.google.com/#q=Government+Sachs+in+Rolling+Stone+magazine+

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Egypt Slams Turkey for Supporting [ISIL] Terrorism [and Much More]

September 27th, 2014

Egypt has just harshly slammed Turkey for “supporting terrorists and seeking to provoke mayhem in the Middle East” after Turkey’s leader Erdogan, in a UN speech, attacked current Egypt’s government for overthrowing the Muslim Brotherhood’s regime in Egypt (first link). Erdogan’s speech is a classic case of “those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Relations between Egypt and Turkey, two major Mideast Muslim nations, are deteriorating rapidly. The second link also examines the Egyptian-Turkish rift, but states that Turkey will now “provide the ‘necessary support’ to the [coalition] operation in a ‘military or logistical’ capacity to tackle the terror group [ISIL].” That would be a welcome development, but so far any meaningful support against ISIL by Turkey is just rhetoric as long as Turkey takes no actual military action vs ISIL and continues to deny the USA permission to use the major US Incirlik base in Turkey in air operations vs. ISIL.

The third link, though a month old from the WorldTribune.com website, provides some very unreported information about the rise of ISIL and the bizarre effect it is having on Mideast alliances and politics. It asserts that ISIL originally rose to power as an anti-Assad regime entity supported by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the USA [Yes, the USA!] designed to “isolate Iran” which later spun out of control and became the ghoulish terrorist entity we know today. It further asserts that the rise of ISIL has “set Iran irrevocably at the throat of Turkey”, and discusses “Turkey’s key role in bringing the ‘caliphate’ into being, and sustaining it now.” It adds that Turkey has turned a blind eye to the torrent of foreign fighters which have passed through Turkey to join ISIL and that Turkey is facilitating ISIL’s oil revenues. It includes the following statement which will sound jarring to American ears: “But the US White House [Obama], so long complicit with Turkey in funding the jihadists in Syria, and so dependent on Qatar for US Persian Gulf basing, and supportive generally of the Turkish approach to the Muslim Brothers, finds it difficult to challenge a Turkish government which is increasingly visible in its anti-US policies.” Any past US-Turkish support for Syrian rebels, including the ISIL group, could have a Benghazi connection that no one in the Obama administration wants to see the light of day.

It was widely alleged that in the aftermath of the US-NATO bombing of Libya which led to the destruction of the Libyan nation, the American CIA routed many Libyan weapons to the Syrian rebels via Turkey. The fourth link has a very in-depth examination of the roles played by the USA, the American CIA, Turkey, Qatar, the British MI6 agency, etc. in facilitating the rise of ISIL. It asserts that CNN [and] “the Wall Street Journal, the British Telegraph and sources confirm that the US consulate in Benghazi was mainly being used for a secret CIA mission (emphasis not added),” and that “the State Department [then run by Hilary Clinton] presence in Benghazi ‘provided diplomatic cover’ for the previously-hidden CIA mission.” I’m sure the Obama administration, Hilary Clinton’s thinly disguised campaign for the White House and the Democratic Party in the USA does not want this information made available to American voters before the November elections or the 2016 presidential campaign. The fourth link contains some stunning revelations, and I urge all readers to read it carefully. If it is true, it explains why Obama is withholding justified criticism of Turkey and why Obama is so half-hearted about actually fighting ISIL in a way that will defeat it.

The final link adds more information about the role of Turkey in the rise of ISIL. It states that Turkey vigorously supported the Syrian rebels fighting Assad’s Syrian government, but then had trouble extricating itself from the situation after the rise of ISIL. It also provides details about an alleged “Deep State” [a second governing network] within Turkey that operates apart from or overlapping with the Turkish central government. It also cites a report that “About 10% [of ISIL fighters] are Turkish citizens.”

The Mideast is spiraling out of control. Turkey and Egypt are at each other’s throats. Turkey and Iran are at loggerheads. The Sunnis and Shiites are edging closer to a conflagration. ISIL has created a terrorist state inside Iraq and Syria which is giving a whole new definition to evil with its be-headings, crucifixions, forced conversions, mass executions of men, kidnapping of women for sex slaves, etc. I watched a BBC TV segment this week aired on America’s PBS network which interviewed a woman who had escaped from the sex trafficking practices of ISIL. She said ISIL men forced captured women to remove their headscarves so the ISIL men could select who they wanted and some women were dragged off by their hair. No wonder hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing to Kurdistan or Turkey or anywhere to escape ISIL.

I think it is seriously time for the world to join together to put more warplanes in the sky and boots on the ground to stop this army of madmen. I also think it is long past time that Kurdistan was made independent of Iraq. A smart US president would, I believe, recognize an independent Kurdistan, make a treaty with it and build a giant US air base in Irbil to replace the US base in Incirlik. When the Irbil base it ready, the Incirlik base could be shut down. What good is having a US base in Turkey if Turkey prevents the US from using the base when it is sorely needed? At least those are my thoughts.

There is so much more, but this is enough for one post.

  1. http://worldtribune.com/life/egypt-accuses-turkeys-erdogan-of-supporting-terrorism-after-un-speech/
  2. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/egypt-slams-turkeys-erdogan-terrorism-supporter-after-critical-un-speech-1467151
  3. http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/08/26/turkeys-critical-role-rise-latest-islamic-caliphate-whats-coming-next/
  4. http://www.globalresearch.ca/u-s-efforts-to-arm-jihadis-in-syria-the-scandal-behind-the-benghazi-undercover-cia-facility/5377887
  5. http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140926031311-72008449-why-is-turkey-supporting-islamic-state-fighters-in-iraq?trk=mp-details-rr-rmpost

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Israelis Take Delivery of New Submarine from Germany

September 25th, 2014

Israel is taking delivery of its fourth state-of-the-art German-made submarine (first link). The Dolphin-class submarines are gradually entering service in the Israeli navy and the fifth such submarine is due to be delivered by the Germans to Israel in 2015. The new submarine features systems and weapons upgrades not installed in the first three submarines. It is widely believed that the Israeli submarines are capable of firing cruise missiles as well as performing many types of tactical missions.

The second link offers details about the capabilities of these Israeli submarines, and includes several pieces of very interesting information. It includes an item that I thought was of special interest. It includes commentary that the Israelis tested a nuclear-capable cruise missile off the coast of Sri Lanka years ago, and it opines that the Israelis may have done so in cooperation with the Indian military.  It also reports that the Israeli submarines already in service have performed many operational missions and have been deployed “thousands of kilometers from Israel.” Israeli submarines have traversed the Suez Canal at times, as noted in a previous post. With Egypt and the Israelis cooperating closely again, it is likely that Israeli submarines enter the Red Sea via the Suez Canal and take up positions in the Arabian Sea where they can hit Iranian targets with cruise missiles and interdict Iranian shipping if either mission becomes necessary.

As the entire Mideast increasingly turns to chaos with wars raging in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and with Libya having disintegrated into warring factions, Israel obviously has a need to continue strengthening its military and security capabilities. Zechariah 14 prophesies the Israelis will be involved in a great war as this age comes to an end. However, Zechariah 14 also prophesies that Israel will be saved via Divine intervention. Zechariah 12 also prophesies that God guarantees the survival of the Jewish nation in the Mideast (called “Judah” in biblical terminology).

Genesis 49:8-10 contains a special prophecy for “Judah” in the latter days of this age (Genesis 49:1). Genesis 49:9 characterizes Judah as a “lion’s whelp” in the latter days and like a lion that takes prey. This terminology fits the Israelis perfectly.  A “lion’s whelp” is a lion cub or young lion, meaning the latter-day nation of Judah will be a young and small nation in the latter days–which it is. However, its characterization as a lion that takes prey means it will be powerful and strong despite its small size and its being a young nation. Those who desire a more in-depth examination of the link between the Israelis/Jews and the biblical term “Judah” can read my article, Four Reasons the Jews are Judah.

  1. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/09/23/Netanyahu-welcomes-Israels-newest-submarine-the-INS-Tanin/5681411502526/?spt=sec&or=tn
  2. http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/germany-may-sell-2-more-dolphin-subs-to-israel-for-117b-01528/

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Rebuffed by Obama, the Ukraine Allies with Poland and Lithuania

September 24th, 2014

A very interesting development has occurred in the eastern NATO region. After President Obama rebuffed an appeal by the Ukraine for weapons to defend itself against Russia (first link), the Ukraine quickly took an alternative course of action. The Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania announced the formation of their own military quick reaction force to be composed mostly of Poles (second link). It will have between 4,000 and 4,600 troops, and this is a different quick reaction force than the one planned by NATO. This new force may conduct training exercises as soon as next year, so these three nations are in a hurry to get started. This force will be headquartered in Poland and could form the nucleus of a larger NATO force in time. This development happened so quickly that it appears the Ukraine was pursuing this option even as it was also seeking direct help from the USA–which Obama refused to give.

I find it very interesting that two NATO nations would form their own military alliance with the Ukraine even though the larger NATO group did not do so yet. Many Americans, who are taught very little history in public schools, may not realize it, but this alliance makes historical as well as current sense. How many realize that World War I was scarcely over before the new nation of Poland had to defend its independence in a war with Bolshevist Russia from 1919-1920? I’ve included a history of that forgotten but important war in the third link. The best article I’ve seen on this war was in the June 2010 issue of Military History magazine. It was under their “Intelligence” column and was authored by Arnold Blumberg. I wanted to include it in this post, but I could not find it available in a web search. It is interesting that France sent military advisers to help Poland, and that group included the then-Captain Charles de Gaulle.

The Military Heritage article states that the war “became inevitable in January 1919 after the Red Army seized Byelorussia and Lithuania, areas granted to Poland after World War I.” The war began with Poland capturing Lithuania, Byelorussia and Latvia then advancing their armies to Kiev in the Ukraine. Then, a powerful Russian counterattack drove the Poles all the way back to Warsaw and it looked like the Polish nation would be stillborn. However, with the help of superb code-breakers, the Poles went back on the counteroffensive and captured 66,000 Russian prisoners as they drove the Russians back as far eastward as Minsk in the central part of the modern nation of Belarus. The article in Military History had a tidbit of history I’d never heard of before: that Polish code-breakers were responsible for breaking the German Enigma code in 1932, which later helped the Allies win World War II.

During the Cold War, Lithuania and Poland yearned for freedom from Soviet domination. It came after the Soviet Union collapsed and the former Eastern European nations of the Warsaw Pact joined NATO. These nations have no desire to ever again be conquered by Russia. The historic connection between Lithuania, the Ukraine and Poland also goes back centuries prior to World War I when Poland was a stronger nation and wielded much influence in Eastern Europe. The Poles are determined to bolster their national defense abilities now that Russia had again become aggressive. The fourth link reports that Poland is buying 40 medium-range cruise missiles that can hit Russian targets from Polish airspace, and they are also upgrading their F-16s. It also reports that, unlike the Obama administration, Poland is willing to sell military weapons to the Ukraine. [My thanks to a friend for sending me the fourth link which came as I was drafting this post.]

The final link shows that the Poles are also working on developing their own new weaponry. It details that Poland is developing a new high-tech “stealth” tank of their own design that will be ready in a few years. Far away from the attention of Americans and the media, these nations are preparing to stand together to defend themselves against Russia.

The prophecy in Ezekiel 38-39 indicates that they will need all those preparations when the Russians, Chinese, Iranians and their allies launch a surprise attack against the western world and its allies in a final, age-ending World War III. For a detailed examination of the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy, please read my article, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveal about a Future World War III. You will see that a biblical prophecy, written over 2500 years ago, has been fulfilled with stunning accuracy in today’s modern alliances–a fact ignored by the world. This could only occur if a Creator God authored the original prophecy and is guiding world affairs today to full his ancient prophecies just as he penned them–an ability God proclaims for himself in Isaiah 41:21-26. God also declares that one cannot understand the future unless you understand past history, a conclusion with which I heartily agree.

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/18/ukraine-poroshenko-speaks-to-congress/15819211/
  2. http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_67634.shtml
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish%E2%80%93Soviet_War_in_1920
  4. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/09/22/Poland-buys-medium-range-missiles-from-US/3911411406991/
  5. http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/03/polands-futuristic-invisible-stealth-tank-video-photos-2926026.html

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USA and Four Arab Nations Bomb ISIL Targets in Syria

September 23rd, 2014

As I’m sure everyone knows, the USA and four Arab nations have launched airstrikes at both ISIL and Al Qaeda-affiliated targets inside Syria. There have been so many media reports that I have only included one report which is just hours old as of the writing of this post. When I went to bed last night, the media reports made these attacks sound like a true strategic, mass bombing raid had been executed. This morning it is clear that is not what happened. Apparently only 22 airstrikes were carried out and that total may include the cruise missiles which were fired from two US Navy ships. That is hardly “shock and awe.”

However, there is good news in this attack, and it needs to be acknowledged. This first piece of good news is that President Obama crossed the Syrian border to hit ISIL in that nation. This sends a message to ISIL that it has no safe haven, and it was a valuable message to send. Also, the US warplanes were accompanied by the warplanes of four Arab nations (Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan and Bahrain). Qatar is cited as being part of this coalition, but its contribution is unclear. Obtaining the participation of these four Sunni Arab nations was vital to make this raid geopolitically effective. If only 22 airstrikes were made, one does wonder how many bombing missions were actually carried out by warplanes from each of the Arab nations. Even if it was only one mission each, their participation has enormous symbolic meaning. It seems evident that these nations will continue to be part of future bombing raids, but the extent of their future participation is not yet known.

I saw on a cable news program that ISIL is making perhaps $5 million a day via selling oil from Syrian oil wells and refineries. Obviously, the air war won’t do serious damage to ISIL until the USA and its allies end the oil revenues flowing to ISIL. Did any of the air raids hit tanker trucks hauling ISIL oil exports to Turkey? Are there facilities we can bomb to end ISIL’s flow of money? It can’t be that hard to hit oil facilities and/or pipelines that ISIL is using. Does the USA have the will to do it is the real question. Turkey seems to be the oil expediter for ISIL as well as a willing transit point for foreign fighters coming to join ISIL or other terrorist groups. Turkey’s role so far is more than disappointing. They have also refused to allow US warplanes to attack ISIL from nearby Turkish airports. Now that Turkey’s hostages previously held by ISIL have been freed, it is time for Turkey to act like an ally of the good guys instead of the bad guys in the region.

In the link below, it is mentioned that ISIL’s “headquarters” locations were part of the targets of this raid. That makes me think that at least some of the missions were intended to kill the leadership of ISIL. Whether they were successful in taking out ISIL’s leadership or not remains to be seen.

I will confess that a few days ago I thought that it was more likely that Sunni Arab nations would join the USA in an attack vs. ISIL. My reason was seeing on a cable TV news program that the self-proclaimed, Islamic “caliph” of ISIL demanded that the leaders of all Islamic nations regard him as their superior. Talk about egomania! I was quite sure the crowned and elected heads-of-state of all Islamic states had no desire to allow ISIL’s “caliph” to make such claims against their statuses. When the “caliph” of ISIL declared himself above all other Islamic heads-of-state, I was fairly sure that those heads-of-state would take action to get rid of ISIL’s “caliph” before his appeal spread any further.

In conclusion, I was heartened to see that this initial raid inside Syria occurred, but I’m still waiting for a serious strategic bombing strike vs. ISIL to occur. I think many nations are waiting to see if the USA’s determination to take out ISIL is real or not yet. Pinprick strikes which don’t even take out ISIL’s oil-shipping abilities will not demonstrate an all-out commitment by the USA to actually defeat ISIL. I think many nations are waiting to see some real “shock and awe” before joining any military alliance vs. ISIL. I also saw an interview with former Ambassador John Bolton on Fox News in which he raised a concern that Obama’s decision to do at least a few air strikes vs. ISIL in Syria was prompted more by the Democrats’ need to “make something happen” before the US mid-term elections than any desire to really defeat ISIL.

Prophetically, the fact that four or five Sunni Arab nations joined this US bombing raid does have meaning. As I’ve noted in previous posts, “Ishmael” (the modern Arabs) are not mentioned as being part of the final Gog-Magog coalition that will be led by Russia, China and Iran. That indicates they will ultimately be aligned with the western nations led by the modern nations of the ten tribes of Israel in the end of this age. If that terminology sounds jarring to new readers, I suggest you read my article, The USA in Biblical Prophecy, as a good starting point for understanding the history and locations of the modern ten tribes of Israel. Many free articles and audio messages are also available at my website explaining this topic. The most in-depth examination of this topic is found in my books on the history and modern locations of the ten tribes of Israel. Four in-print books and one E-book on this subject can be ordered via my website.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/22/syria/16005277/


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