Israel, Last Days

The little horn of Daniel 7,8,11 and Revelation 13 we believe speaks of ISIS/Iran. Their ‘purpose’? They are the demons who will be used to administer the wrath of God upon an unbelieving mankind!
Prophecies concerning the nations: The Day of the Lord’s Judgment upon Babylon, picturing God’s future judgment on Gentile nations:
Jeremiah Jer 51:8; 47 – 51;
Isaiah Isa 21:9; 13, 14, 21, 47; 13 – 23
Ezekiel 25 – 32
Rev 6:12 – 17; Rev 14:8; 18:2; Rev 16, 17, 18, 19

See: http://revelationlastday.com/revelation-of-jesus-christ/revelation-22/what-must-i-do-to-be-saved/

The leaders of the world will be saying, “Peace, peace,” and the calamity around us may be shocking, but in an instant we who remain will be changed and delivered from His wrath, according to His promises! Amen!
3/26/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193232#.VRQ7xPnF-So  UN Middle East envoy said in his last report Thursday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government must freeze Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria for “peace.”    3/26/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193235  UN envoy’s proposal of 3-5 year extension could be agreeable, if Israel halts independent action in Judea-Samaria.

Deu 32:30 How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had surrendered them? ISIS chasing and putting ten thousand to flight?

‘The Beast’ of Rev 13 could look like this! The irresistible leader of Dan 11!!

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Ali Younesi

Ali Younesi

 ISIS – Bakr al Baghdadi 
4/21/15http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/194367#.VTZIjiFViko A report of ISIS leader Baghdadi being seriously injured on March 18. 11/08/14  http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-coalition-planes-hit-is-leaders-near-mosul/ 11/9/14 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/11/09/islamic-state-leader-al-baghdadi-airstrikes/   11/13/14  http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4591830,00.html
[Zec 11:17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword [shall be] upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.]?
Iran – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran – Hezbullah – Nasrallah
Iran – President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Hamas – Senior Hamas member Mahmoud al-Zahar
Iran – Gen. Qassem Soleimani
Iran – Ali Younesi, Presidential Adviser

Our Salvation is nearer than when we first believed!

Zecharia 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. Psa 2:1 Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed (Jesus Christ)

Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then [I saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received [his] mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Also see: “Final Warning: Understanding the Trumpet Days of Revelation.” Carl Gallups and  http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/is-isis-caliphate-a-harbinger-of-the-antichrist/  by Joel Richardson. Richardson writes: ‘a few of the great Christian expositors and teachers who foresaw precisely what we are witnessing today.’ also: http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/new-documentary-explores-biblical-signs-end-is-near/  “What are the signs” to look for among those expecting the second coming of Jesus Christ? Walid Shoebat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5sT1PCBEKY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq1-wWTlZts

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/saudi-cleric-isis-soldiers-must-kill-their-commanders/  Saudi Muslim cleric has bad news for members of the Muslim terror gang ISIS, also called, Islamic State: They’re going to “hellfire.” The cleric warns that ISIS members are “apostates.”

http://townhall.com/columnists/hughhewitt/2014/08/08/we-dont-understand-real-evil-organized-evil-very-well-this-is-evil-incarnate-n1876441?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl  Ryan Crocker said, who was ambassador to Iraq under Mr. Bush and to Afghanistan under Mr. Obama. “We don’t understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate. People like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” the ISIS leader, “have been in a fight for a decade. They are messianic in their vision, and they are not going to stop.” (Perdition {son of perdition}(in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unpenitent person passes after death. 2 Thess 2:3))

The woman: Rev 17:3 and I saw a woman (Babylon) – a great and mighty city, reigns over the kings of the earth, a whore, to be destroyed in one day by the ten horns 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. (Rev 18:10 that great city Babylon, that mighty city!) Rev 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore (Babylon), and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

“And those of the people who understand shall instruct many;” “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” And he said, “Go [your way], Daniel, for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” “and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.” Daniel 11–12

Rev 9:1And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.  2And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Could this have been that day? The 1990 Gulf War aftermath?

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Christians will be raptured. The anti-christ will be revealed. Zechariah 12 – 14, Revelation 8-22, will be fulfilled next. Ezekiel 38 and 39 maybe, too. Israel will be attacked.  Israeli remnant will be placed in safety. Babylon will be destroyed. The wrath of God will be poured upon all mankind. Then ‘IT IS DONE’! The Kingdom of our Lord will be revealed. The marriage supper of the Lamb. Thousand year reign of our Lord!

See: What Must I Do To Be Saved  http://revelationlastday.com/revelation-of-jesus-christ/what-must-i-do-to-be-saved/

The beasts of Daniel and 1st beast of Revelation 13:

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THE LEOPARD is ISIS, IRAQ, IRAN, SYRIA

“the beast which I saw was like a leopard”

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The BEAR is ISIS, IRAQ, IRAN, SYRIA, TURKEY

“his feet were like the feet of a bear”.

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The LION is BABYLON

“and his mouth like the mouth of a lion”

Who hates Babylon (the mysterious illusive entity that is Babylon will be destroyed in one day)? The Scarlet Coloured Beast! The beast: al Baghdadi or Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (?), The False Prophet, Hassan Rouhani(or the Pope?), and the Destroyer, Nazrallah, are all in place. The 10 toes (of Daniel 2:41,42; 7:19-21) are the Ottoman Empire! 

“Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” Revelation 17:3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman (Babylon) sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. 4The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorne with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. 5And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I marveled greatly. Rev 18:16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

The woman sitting on the beast, the harlot, is Babylon.

BABYLON: Someone once said America is the new Babylon. Since that was said there are more choices:

Dubai http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai Dubai (/dˈb/ doo-BYArabic: دبيّ‎ Dubayy, IPA: [dʊˈbæj]) is a city in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate of the same name. The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. It has the largest population in the UAE (2,106,177) and the second-largest land territory (4,114 km2) after the capital, Abu Dhabi.[4] Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’s legislature.[5] The city of Dubai is located on the emirate’s northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is often misperceived as a country or city-state and, in some cases, the UAE as a whole has been described as ‘Dubai’

Abu Dhabi houses important offices of the federal government, and is the seat for the UAE (United Arab Emirates Government) and the home for the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE from this family. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Abu Dhabi to a larger and advanced metropolis. Today the city is the country’s center of politicalindustrial activities, and a major cultural, and commercial centre due to its position as the capital. Abu Dhabi alone generated 56.7% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates in 2008.

Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy King Salman Bin Abdulaziz.    http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/7535/    Is this emirate playing the Babylon roll???  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/183979#.U-pJVfldWSo    Saudi Arabia[b] ( i/ˌsdi əˈrbi.ə/ or  i/ˌsɔːd əˈrbi.ə/), officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA),[c] is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area (approximately 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula) and the second-largest in the Arab world after Algeria. It is bordered byJordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, QatarBahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen in the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast.Before the inception of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, modern-day Saudi Arabia consisted of four distinct regions: HejazNajd and parts of Eastern Arabia (Al-Hasa) andSouthern Arabia (‘Asir).[12] The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 by Ibn Saud; he united the four regions into a single state through a series of conquests beginning in 1902 with the capture of Riyadh, the ancestral home of his family, the House of Saud. The country has since been an absolute monarchy governed along Islamic lines, namely under the influence of Wahhabism.[13] Saudi Arabia is sometimes called “the Land of the Two Holy Mosques” in reference to Al-Masjid al-Haram (inMecca), and Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (in Medina), the two holiest places in Islam

Bahrain, the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalīfa bin Salman al Khalifa a constitutional monarchy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain .   Bahrain – Kingdom of the Two Seas. Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy headed by the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalīfa bin Salman al Khalifa, who presides over a cabinet of twenty-five members, where 80% of its members are from the royal family. In a region experiencing an oil boom, Bahrain has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia found in January 2006. Bahrain also has the freest economy in the Middle East according to the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal, and is tenth freest overall in the world.

BASRA has a major role in H.G. Wells‘s 1934 future history “The Shape of Things to Come” “where the Iraqi city is at the center of a world state emerging after a collapse of civilization and becomes in effect the capital of the world.” Basra is home to all of Iraq’s six ports; Umm Qasr is the main deep-water port with 22 platforms, some of which are dedicated to specific goods (such as sulfur, seeds, lubricant oil, etc.) The other five ports are smaller in scale and more narrowly specialized. Fishing was an important business before the oil boom. The city also has an international airport, with service into Baghdad with Iraqi Airways—the national airline.

Qatar – Since 1995, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has ruled Qatar, seizing control of the country from his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani while the latter vacationed in Switzerland. Under Emir Hamad, Qatar has experienced a notable amount of sociopolitical liberalization, including the endorsement of women’s suffrage or right to vote, drafting a new constitution, and the launch of Al Jazeera, a leading English and Arabic news source which operates a website and satellite television news channel.The International Monetary Fund states that Qatar has the highest GDP per capita in the world, followed by Luxembourg. The World Factbook ranks Qatar at second, following Luxembourg. Doha is the capital of Qatar.

An aerial view shows Doha's diplomatic area

Doha

America –  is not mentioned in the Bible. It would be reasonable to assume then America has no role in the ‘last days’ playing out. Thus, if America were to prosper and continue affecting the governments, politics and wars it would never play out the way God purposes it to be. Therein the results of American politics has well played into the purpose of God. Americans must take joy in knowing the return of our Lord Jesus Christ is imminent.  Pray for strength, courage and each other to endure whatever plays out till our Lord Jesus Christ returns. America use to be a Christian country! Is POTUS/Russia right?http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/27/russian-minister-says-us-must-abandon-claim-to-eternal-uniqueness/

EU – 2/24/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/nuclear-deal-at-hand-says-eu-foreign-policy-chief/  “We have a series of internal domestic political dynamics we have to handle with care,” she said, listing “tensions” in the US Congress, Israel’s elections and Sunni-Shiite rivalry in the Gulf region. The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Tuesday said an Iran nuclear deal was “at hand. 3/9/15 http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/06/eu-defense-integration-undermining-nato-transatlantic-relations-and-europes-security  European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). CSDP decouples U.S. from European security n ultimately ends NATO?  11/17/14  http://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-eu-calls-to-recognize-palestine-push-peace-backwards/  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that European calls and efforts to unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state have only pushed peace further away

UN – 1/29/15  The French have offered this resolution, “responsibility not to veto” (RN2V) that would apply in situations of mass atrocities.  Since the UN High Level Event that endorsed R2P in 2005, the United States has used the veto three times with reference to Israel and the Occupied Territories. In all likelihood, it will feel the need to do so in the future. despite unanimous endorsement by all UN member states of their individual and collective responsibility to protect (R2P) all people from crimes against humanity. Since 2011, Russia and China have cast four vetoes to block international action in Syria, where more than 200,000 have been killed since the conflict began. Wednesday in Paris, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius repeated [in French] France’s determination to overcome this paralysis by establishing a new international norm to accompany R2P: a “responsibility not to veto” (RN2V) that would apply in situations of mass atrocities. The French proposal includes a trigger—a request by some subset of UN member states (perhaps fifty) to the secretary-general that (s)he (namely the PA and friends) determine whether atrocities are being committed. It also includes an important caveat—and potential Achilles heel: P5 members can still use a veto when they perceive a “vital national interest” at stake. http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/01/how-un-members-want-bypass-security-council-veto/103608/?oref=d-channelriver

GCC – 12/21/14 http://www.debka.com/article/24305/Saudi-brokered-reconciliation-between-Egypt-and-Qatar-marred-by-emirate%E2%80%99s-hosting-of-Meshaal  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and top Qatari envoys went through the motions of formalizing the Saudi-brokered reconciliation between them, when they met in Cairo Saturday, Dec. 20. The Saudis hailed the first meeting between Sisi and Qatari officials, since the Egyptian ruler took office last summer, as the turning of a new page between the two Arab states. And Shekh Mohammad bin Abdel Rahman al Thani, the Qatar Emir’s special envoy, expressed support for “a leading role for Egypt in the Arab and Muslim worlds.

UAE – a federation of seven sheikdoms.  the country is a federation of seven emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), AjmanDubai,FujairahRas al-KhaimahSharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch who jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates

P5+1 countries – USA, Britain, France, Germany, China (+1 – Russia).

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THE SCARLET COLOURED BEAST –Waiting for the ‘Leader’ to be announced:

The Scarlet Coloured Beast! Full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns! Every nation/state of the Middle East and the US, has united against Israel, with plans for destruction! 7 heads, 10 horns, all of them united! The struggle amongst the nations/states of ‘The Scarlet Coloured Beast’ is ‘who‘ will be their ‘leader‘!  Rev 13:18  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and  six. (Note: the Codex Sinaiticus has three Greek symbols that have been translated to be 666?)
The P5+1 (USA, Britain, France, Germany, China (+1 – Russia), Iran (3/9/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-presidential-adviser-whole-mideast-is-iranian/ Iran declares themselves, today,  to be leader ) (http://www.debka.com/article/24449/Iranian-Al-Qods-chief-on-landmark-visit-to-Amman-as-guest-of-Jordan%E2%80%99s-national-intelligence-director ) and the kings of the south – Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia,  scrambling to have meetings, and the nuclear bomb discussions, so stressed. Iran moving a great number of troops to battle ISIS. Obviously, our Lord’s return is imminent. Be in prayer, be ready, comfort one another with our hope of the Lord’s return!

Turkey wants to be leader! 4/5/15 http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/muslims-praise-key-mideast-leader-like-god/ Headline reads: MUSLIMS PRAISE KEY MIDEAST LEADER ‘LIKE GOD’ Supporters say he has ‘all the attributes of Allah. Reports continue to pop up in Middle East publications that Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is seen within his ruling AK Party as more than just a president. Joel Richardson, author of “The Islamic Antichrist” and director of the documentary film “End Times Eyewitness,” does not believe Erdogan is the Antichrist

Isa 10:5 “Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.

Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority (also see: Rev 9:2,11; 13:1,5,12-15; Eze 26:7; 38:6; Dan 2:39-41; 7:19-26; 8:23-26; 11:40-45; Zech 1:19;)
Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman(Babylon) sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

Rev 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 

See: http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/   Nuclear Showdown in Iran Part 2 By PITN on January 8, 2015

Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then [I saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received [his] mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Zechariah 12 – 14 will be fulfilled next. Maybe Ezekiel 38-39, too.

He knows with whom he is dealing, that Caliph.  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15789#.VDwl9fldWSp  Cynical lies are good only for a strategic flight. Caliph Abu Bakr al Baghdadi deserves our respect. The European governments, mirror of the idle self-righteous conscience, are reluctant to act against the Islamists of the Caliph Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and his terrorista, who want to scar the society in which they lived and that gave them birth, who take pride in fighting for the Prophet and who are trying to sweep away any sign of civilization through the imposition of a regime of submission.

Rev 13:18  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and  six. (Note: In the Codex Sinaiticus there are three Greek symbols that have been interpreted to be 666)

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/saudi-cleric-isis-soldiers-must-kill-their-commanders/  Saudi Muslim cleric has bad news for members of the Muslim terror gang ISIS, also called Islamic State: They’re going to “hellfire.” The cleric warns that ISIS members are “apostates.”

8/8/14 “We don’t understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate. People like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,”  http://townhall.com/columnists/hughhewitt/2014/08/08/we-dont-understand-real-evil-organized-evil-very-well-this-is-evil-incarnate-n1876441?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl  Ryan Crocker said, who was ambassador to Iraq under Mr. Bush and to Afghanistan under Mr. Obama. “We don’t understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate. People like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” the ISIS leader, “have been in a fight for a decade. They are messianic in their vision, and they are not going to stop.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2552589/The-real-life-DEATH-STAR-US-researchers-developing-laser-powerful-Earths-power-stations-combined.html ELI –  Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines project is an EU-funded lab being developed with experts from around the world, including  Lawrence Livermore lab in the US, and being built in the Czech Republic. Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

Rev 13:18  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and  six.

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HAS THE DRAGON GIVEN ISIS, IRAN HIS POWER, HIS THRONE, AND GREAT AUTHORITY?

Following the News of the Scarlet Coloured Beast:

4/22/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193627#.VTe-fiFViko  ISIS, it should be noted, is still not unified with groups like Jabhat al-Nusra (the Nusra Front) who are associated with Al Qaeda. Yet for all the smaller terrorist groups that have taken root in Syria, the line between independent operations and pledging allegiance to ISIS can be very thin. Israeli observers were apparently shocked by the unforeseen allegiance of the Shuhada al-Yarmouk Brigades to ISIS, having previously been associated with the Free Syrian Army. Al-Nusra assassinated al-Yarmouk’s Mousab Ali Karfan (nom de guerre Mousab Zaytouneh) in mid-December, possibly based on the accusation he had made the alliance himself.
4/20/15 http://www.wsj.com/article_email/u-s-widens-role-in-saudi-led-campaign-against-yemen-rebels-1428882967-lMyQjAxMTI1NjE4MzAxMjMzWj  Prince Saud Al Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, underscored the tensions on Sunday, telling reporters his country is “not at war with Iran” in Yemen. But he demanded Iran end its political and military support for the Houthis, who adhere to the Zaidi offshoot of Shiite Islam.
4/20/15 http://www.jpost.com/International/Arab-world-Egypts-dangerous-stalemate-398383 Islamic terrorism is not abating, hampering vital efforts to bring a better life to the people through a revitalized economy and political stability. Sisi knows he has to show results soon to prevent Egypt from slipping back into anarchy and chaos. In Yemen, Iranian-backed Houthi tribes are poised to take over the strategic Red Sea straits, threatening free passage to the Suez Canal – a reminder, if one was needed, of the fact that Islamic terrorism knows no border.
4/19/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-leader-urges-military-to-increase-preparedness/  ran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the country’s armed forces Sunday to increase their “defensive preparedness,” hitting out at a US warning of possible military action. He told commanders and troops in a speech that Iran “will never accept such stupid remarks,” a jab at General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, though he did not name him.
4/18/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/saudi-arabia-vows-to-cover-aid-call-for-yemen-raids-continue/ Saudi Arabia pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen, which has also been the target of Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite rebels.
4/17/15 http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/caroline-glick/american-jewrys-moment-of-decision/  meeting with #DemLibCommunists silences Jewish criticism of Obama’s deal with Iran.
4/17/15  http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/UNs-Ban-Ki-moon-calls-for-immediate-cease-fire-in-Yemen-398397    Last week, the United States said it was speeding up arms supplies to the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi fighters opposed to US-allied Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday.
4/17/15 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Analysis-Framework-deal-opens-floodgates-for-investment-in-Iran-398391  “As the US loses economic leverage to enforce a deeply flawed nuclear deal, a future president will be left with only two choices in response to Iranian cheating: military action, or surrender,” he said.
4/13/15 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4646703,00.html  Russia signed the $800 million contract to sell Iran the S-300 missile system in 2007, but later suspended their delivery because of strong objections from the United States and Israel. ran reached a framework deal with world powers this month that is intended to significantly restrict its ability to produce nuclear weapons while giving it relief from international sanctions. The agreement is supposed to be finalized by June 30. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that Moscow has started supplying grains, equipment and construction materials to Iran in exchange for crude oil under a barter deal,
4/13/15 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4646555,00.html
Report: US working to stop Iran arms reaching Yemen. US expanding intervention in Yemen, has forces board Panamanian freighter suspected of delivering Iranian weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen, Wall Street Journal reports. As the fighting continues, the US hopes that a stalemate on the battlefield will force the parties to reach the negotiating table before the Yemeni military is harmed to the point the country will no longer be able to be stabilized and have its politicians return.
4/13/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11058/  The Kremlin announced Monday that President Vladimir Putin had signed a decree lifting an embargo on the delivery of S-300 anti-missile rocket systems to Iran. The 2010 contract between Moscow and Tehran for the advanced missile system – capable of downing planes and missiles, including cruise missiles – was long suspended under pressure from the US and Israel. Now, the Kremlin claims, the embargo is no longer justified since the world powers reached an interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program. However, DEBKAfile reported four months ago, on Jan. 21, that the Kremlin had decided to unfreeze the contract and start sending the top-of-the-line anti-missile S-300 systems to Iran.
4/12/15 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/12/saudi-arabia-turkey-syria_n_7012268.html  The talks are being brokered by Qatar. As the partnership is currently envisioned, Turkey would provide ground troops, supported by Saudi Arabian airstrikes, to assist moderate Syrian opposition fighters against Assad’s regime, according to one of the sources. President Barack Obama was made aware of the talks in February by the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani, during the emir’s visit to the White House, one source said. A White House spokesperson declined to comment.
4/7/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11007/ Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview Monday that the nuclear accord reached by the six powers and Iran eight days ago in Lausanne clears the way for a settlement to allay fears that Iran could build an atomic bomb, with economic sanctions on Tehran to be lifted in return. “The agreement, God willing, rules out the specter of regional war and world war,” he said. But then, speaking on Syria’s al-Ikhbaria TV, Nasrallah hinted that another war between Israel and HIzballah was in the cards and warned there will be significant loss of lives. There were no longer any agreed rules of engagement, he said in reference to the Hizballah rocket ambush on an Israel command vehicle on Jan. 28, as demonstrating the new situation along the borders with Israel. Saudi Arabia will suffer a major defeat that will have an impact on its domestic situation and the entire region, said the Hizballah leader. “Saudi aggression has miserably failed to change the situation on the ground in Yemen.
4/7/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193781#.VSQm9vnF-So Supplies and Weapons being provided to Saudi-led coalition! The battle in Aden has massive regional implications, given that the port controls the highly strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait, the access point to the Red Sea and ultimately Israel’s southern port city of Eilat. The waterway is a key route for Israeli and European trade.  With the Shiite Houthis militarily running the table south to Aden and controlling the western part of the country, they will have effectively occupied the territory holding 85% of Yemen’s population of 24 million people. Of Yemen’s total population, 57% are Sunnis and 42% are Shia of the Zaidi denomination, from which the Shiite Houthis are derived.

4/6/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11000/ Saudi Arabian special forces are involved in the military operation against Shiite Huthi rebels in neighboring Yemen for controlof Bab el-Mandeb Strait a Saudi adviser said Monday. Army special forces supplied weapons and communications equipment to militia loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in the main southern city of Aden, the adviser said.
He said army and navy special forces were also involved in operations against Huthi units that “invaded” Myun Island in the Bab al-Mandab Strait, through which much of the world’s maritime trade passes.
DEBKA military sources: Egyptian navy and marines are taking part in the military operation in Aden and Myun Island.  President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi
4/6/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11005/  Iranian lawmakers have unanimously denounced Saudi Arabia’s military intervention against Yemen, warning that the adverse consequences of the ongoing war on Sana’a will undoubtedly backfire on Riyadh. “The Al Saud regime should know that the fire rekindled in Yemen will engulf it and will impose heavy costs on the Muslim world,” a group of 262 legislators said in a statement.
“The formation of a fabricated coalition will further complicate problems in the Muslim world and the Middle East region,” the statement read, adding that support of the US, the Israeli regime and their allies for Saudi Arabia’s blatant violation of an independent nation’s sovereignty runs counter to international conventions.4/5/15  http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-personally-difficult-to-have-my-commitment-to-israel-doubted/ US President Barack Obama said that it would be a moral and strategic failure if Israel was weakened as a result of his policies, the New York Times reported Sunday. “I would consider it a failure on my part, a fundamental failure of my presidency, if on my watch or as a consequence of work that I’ve done, Israel was rendered more vulnerable,” Obama said in an interview with veteran journalist Thomas Friedman. He said he would consider it “not just a strategic failure, I think that would be a moral failure,” adding that no disagreements between Israel and the United States can break their bond
4/4/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24514/The-Lausanne-deal-Exercise-in-spin-and-counter-spin Tehran’s version had two objects: 1) To refute Obama’s presentation of the outcome of the Lausanne talks, and 2) To show the Iranian people how successful its negotiating team had been in defending its national interest.  “a framework deal” in US terms; or “a package of solutions leading up to a future Comprehensive Plan of Joint Action” – in Iranian parlance. Washington published a “fact sheet” in Lausanne, Switzerland, 4/2/15. Negotiations were begun by Pres Bush 10 years ago.
4/3/15 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4643999,00.html  The Israeli government should warmly embrace the offer without batting an eye. The ‘framework’ agreement reached in Lausanne between world powers and Iran appears to be a good deal. But we must be wary of appearances – too many key issues still remain unresolved.
4/3/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/04/02/iran-accuses-white-house-of-lying-about-details-of-nuclear-framework-agreement/  and http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-accuses-u-s-of-lying-about-new-nuke-agreement/  Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the Obama administration of misleading the American people and Congress in a fact sheet it released following the culmination of negotiations with the Islamic Republic.
4/2/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/322435#.VR2KnPnF-So  Rebels from the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have taken over the only functioning border crossing between Syria and Jordan.
4/1/15  http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-laments-unconscionable-deal-with-murderous-iran/ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday excoriated world powers over their dogged pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran, pointing to recent statements by officials in Tehran — notably their calls to eliminate Israel — as evidence of the Islamic Republic’s unwillingness to compromise on its nuclear ambitions and campaign of “terror, subjugation and conquest.” In November 2014, the governor of Edirne province, Dursun Ali Sahin, caused a controversy when he called for the synagogue to be confiscated from the Jewish community and turned into a museum because of what he called “the rumblings of war from the [Israeli] criminals, who are destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque and killing Muslims there.”
4/1/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/04/01/after-iranian-threat-to-destroy-israel-netanyahu-urges-%E2%80%98better-deal%E2%80%99-on-nukes/ Following an Iranian military official’s reported threat to destroy Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday urged world powers to seek a “better deal” in their nuclear negotiations with Iran. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of Iran’s Basij militia, said “erasing Israel off the map” is “non-negotiable,” Israel Radio reported on Tuesday.
3/31/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/03/31/official-iran-placing-warheads-on-rockets-smuggling-them-to-hezbollah/  Jerusalem Post – Iran is placing warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to Hezbollah in Lebanon, a senior Defense Ministry official involved in preparing Israeli air defenses said Tuesday.
3/31/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-militia-chief-destroying-israel-nonnegotiable/ Basij commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi Basij said that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable,” according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday. In 2014, Naqdi said Iran was stepping up efforts to arm West Bank Palestinians for battle against Israel, adding the move would lead to Israel’s annihilation, Iran’s Fars news agency reported. (note: The Basij is a religious volunteer force established in 1979 by the country’s revolutionary leaders, and has served as a moral police and to suppress dissent. The Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards)
3/31/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/322208 Col. Aviram Hasson of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s missile defense program says that Iran is placing guided warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to Hezbollah. He gave the warning while speaking at the Israel Air and Missile Defense Conference in Herzliya, and added that Hezbollah “is in a very different place compared to the Second Lebanon War in 2006.”
3/30/15 http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Influx-of-advanced-weapons-to-Syria-and-Lebanon-is-unprecedented-senior-navy-source-says-395490 is flowing into Syria and Lebanon, a senior Israel Navy source warned on Sunday.
3/26/15
http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/isis-already-sending-advance-guards-to-afghanistan/?cat_orig=world  A day after successfully lobbying Barack Obama to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani used a speech to the US Congress to raise the specter of ISIS extending into his country as it did in Iraq.
3/26/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193235  UN envoy’s proposal of 3-5 year extension could be agreeable, if Israel halts independent action in Judea-Samaria.

3/26/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193232#.VRQ7xPnF-So UN Middle East envoy said in his last report Thursday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government must freeze Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria for “peace.”  two states for two peoples.
3/26/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24487/Egypt-seizes-Bab-el-Mandeb-ahead-of-Iran-Saudis-bomb-Iran-backed-Yemeni-Houthis-US-launches-air-strikes-over-Tikrit  In a surprise step, Egyptian marine naval and marine forces Thursday morning, March 26, seized control of the strategic Bab El-Mandeb Straits to foil Tehran’s plans to grab this important energy shipping gateway between the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Suez Canal, DEBKAfile’s military sources report from the Gulf. Egypt disguised the raid as a counter-piracy operation. Yemen is gateway to Suez Canal

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3/26/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24487/Egypt-seizes-Bab-el-Mandeb-ahead-of-Iran-Saudis-bomb-Iran-backed-Yemeni-Houthis-US-launches-air-strikes-over-Tikrit  It rounded off the Saudi-led air strikes launched the same morning against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. These operations signaled the start of a major Sunni Arab revolt against Iran’s approaching takeover of Yemen, through its Houthi proxy, and advances in other strategic positions in the Middle East, with Washington’s support.
3/26/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24487/Egypt-seizes-Bab-el-Mandeb-ahead-of-Iran-Saudis-bomb-Iran-backed-Yemeni-Houthis-US-launches-air-strikes-over-Tikrit  In a surprise step, Egyptian marine naval and marine forces Thursday morning, March 26, seized control of the strategic Bab El-Mandeb Straits to foil Tehran’s plans to grab this important energy shipping gateway between the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Suez Canal, DEBKAfile’s military sources report from the Gulf.
3/26/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10896/ Iran warned Riyadh that it was taking a “dangerous step” and threatened to make “all efforts to control the crisis in Yemen.” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as demanding that the Saudi-led air strikes stop immediately, calling them “violations of Yemen’s sovereignty.”
3/26/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10889/  Shortly after an announcement by the Saudi ambassador to Washington, the kingdom’s air force in coalition with Gulf allies began attacking the Yemeni capital Sanaa’s airport and Its Dulaimi military air base before dawn Thursday. They went into action to counter the Iranian-backed Houthi rebellion which had begun to besiege the southern Yemeni port of Aden after earlier overrunning the capital and putting the president to flight.
3/25/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193175#.VRNn3PnF-So while the Pentagon saw fit to declassify sections on Israel’s sensitive nuclear program, it kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document.
3/24/15 http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/03/23/irans-chief-nuclear-negotiator-lift-all-sanctions-first-no-concessions/  Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator has stressed yet again that there is no deal with the P5+1 unless all sanctions on the Islamic Republic are lifted first
3/23/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/  The White House on Monday bluntly warned Israel that its “occupation of Palestinian land” must end, dismissing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s efforts to take back controversial campaign pledges

3/21/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192954#.VQ3kgPnF-So  Iranian ship has unloaded 185 tons of weapons at Port Saleef to the Houthis, Tehran’s Shiite proxies in Yemen.

US joined the World against Israel today:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/19/white-house-eyeing-un-to-pressure-israel-on-peace-deal/ US threatening Israel with ‘No Veto’ in UN.  and  2/29/15 http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/01/how-un-members-want-bypass-security-council-veto/103608/?oref=d-channelriver UN seeking ways to bypass a Security Council Veto.  and 3/16/15    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192664#.VQYfAo7F-So EU taking a more robust stance on Israel’s conduct.

3/16/15 http://www.jpost.com/landedpages/printarticle.aspx?id=394041 Any terms that world powers grant Iran under a nuclear deal will be sought by Saudi Arabia and other countries, risking wider proliferation of atomic technology. Iran and six world powers known as the P5+1 group are holding talks to reach a deal aimed at assuaging their fears that Tehran is using the fuel enrichment process of its atomic power programme to secretly develop a nuclear weapon.

3/16/15  http://www.debka.com/article/24441/Turkey-joins-Saudi-Pakistani-Sunni-Nuclear-Partnership-versus-Iran%E2%80%99s-Shiite-Nuke “Turkey joins Saudi-Pakistani Sunni Nuclear Partnership versus Iran’s Shiite Nuke”

3/16/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-report-scraps-iran-hezbollah-from-list-of-terror-threats/ annual report submitted recently to the US Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, removed Iran and Hezbollah from its list of terrorism threats, after years in which they featured in similar reports.  Meanwhile, the US has been engaged in marathon talks with Iran in an effort to reach an agreement on its renegade nuclear program. Tehran, according to the National Intelligence threat assessment, has “overarching strategic goals of enhancing its security, prestige, and regional influence [that] have led it to pursue capabilities to meet its civilian goals and give it the ability to build missile-deliverable nuclear weapons, if it chooses to do so.”  The report said that it was unclear whether or not Iran would eventually decide to build nuclear weapons, but noted that should the Iranian government decide to pursue such a course, it would face no “insurmountable technical barriers to producing a nuclear weapon.” It lingered on Iran’s pursuit of intercontinental ballistic missile technology as a likely delivery system for a nuclear weapon, and delineated Iranian threats in the realms of cyber and counterintelligence. According to one Israeli think tank, the removal of Iran and its proxy Hezbollah from the list of terror threats, where they featured in previous years, was directly linked to the campaign against the Islamic State.

3/16/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/10794/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter  Turkey and the United States have come to agreement for US combat drones to use the Incirlik air base to support coalition operations against the Islamic State.

3/16/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192664#.VQYfAo7F-So Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief, who is pushing for a revamp of the Quartet and for Europe to take a more robust stance on Israel’s conduct. The EU just declared War on Israel!

3/15/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-enters-fifth-year-of-shifting-civil-war/  More than 210,000 people have been killed and half of the country’s population displaced, prompting rights groups to accuse the international community of “failing Syria.” The country has been carved up by government forces, jihadist groups, Kurdish fighters and the remaining non-extremist rebels.

3/14/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10774/ Egyptian military sources report that the ISIS Sinai affiliate has been discovered rounding up a large fleet of water and fuel tankers and big lorries and packing them with explosives for large-scale terrorist attacks on Egyptian and Israeli targets. This war could be real “shock and awe”!
3/14/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iraqi-units-probed-for-is-style-tactics-in-revenge-attacks/  Several units in the Iraqi military were under investigation for some of the same atrocities carried out by the jihadist terror group the Islamic State, including beheadings, shootings and launching persons from high structures
3/14/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10772/  Although the Baghdad government is making much ado about a victory in Tikrit, Western military sources revealed Saturday that the force which has captured parts of the Sunni town from ISIS is made up of 20,000 Shiite Afghan and Pakistani militiamen imported from Iran and only10,000 Iraqi troops. The Islamist state still controls the Saddam Hussein palace complex,one of the most heavily-fortified sites in the Middle East. DEBKAfile adds: Tehran replicates this set-up in southern Syria, where the “Syrian army” is made up of some 2,000 Afghan and Pakistani fighters and a similar number of Hizballah terrorists under Iranian command. They are fighting to capture Quneitra from Syrian rebels and confront the IDF on the Golan.
3/14/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/ultraconservative-to-head-irans-top-clerical-body/  Assembly of Experts, the clerics who appoint and can dismiss the country’s supreme leader, picked an ultraconservative as their new chairman in a surprise appointment on Tuesday. His election represents a heavy defeat for former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a relative moderate who previously held the position between 2007 and 2011, and who received 24 votes. Officially comprised of 86 religious figures “”elected by the people,”” the Assembly of Experts chooses the supreme leader and monitors his actions. The clerical body grants the leader, currently Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, an indefinite term but it retains the power to sack him, if it sees fit.
3/14/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-starts-production-of-long-range-cruise-missile/ Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said the missiles could be deployed quickly and accurately from a variety of different platforms. He said the Qadir had highly advanced radar, anti-jamming and anti-electronic warfare systems, and was capable of delivering a missile with high destructive power while flying at low altitude. http://www.timesofisrael.com/republicans-obama-ignores-iran-expansion-to-get-deal/
3/13/15 http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/natosource/sweden-sending-troops-to-strategic-baltic-island-amid-russia-tensions “Gotland has a strategic location in the Baltic Sea and this is also an indication to the outside world that we recognise that Gotland is very important. Everything we do is a part of underlining Swedish sovereignty,” he told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

3/12/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/security-council-reportedly-starting-talks-on-lifting-iran-sanctions/ UN Security Council resolution to lift UN sanctions against Iran if a nuclear agreement is struck this month. Lay the groundwork to lift restrictions quickly should the sides come together. But in this latest development, non-Iranian officials involved in the negotiations now claim to be discussing a resolution for the 15-nation Security Council that would ease the UN sanctions that have been in place against Iran since December 2006, according to Reuters.
3/11/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/320336#.VQCawPzF-So  Approximately 70 Syrian rebels have fled from an opposition held suburb south of Damascus and surrendered their arms to the Syrian army, the Syrian Observatory for Humans Rights said Wednesday. A Syrian army source said the defection was a sign rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s government were falling apart. “It’s now very clear the army has begun advancing much more and there are some (insurgents) who are not able to flee outside Syria and are thinking of reaching a settlement (with the army),” the source told  Reuters.
3/11/15 http://news.yahoo.com/iranians-iraq-battle-concerning-pentagon-chief-225725401.html;_ylt=AwrBJSBz5QBVUCcAPUjQtDMD A mostly Shiite Iraqi force, including Iranian-backed militias, entered Tikrit Wednesday from the Islamic State group after a 10-day push to enter the city. Soldiers, police officers and militiamen took part in the campaign to retake Tikrit and entered parts of the city Wednesday and are still battling to control it. Tens of thousands of fighters are facing off with hundreds of jihadists, military sources said
3/10/15 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/world/middleeast/iraqi-forces-seize-large-parts-tikrit-islamic-state-militants.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0  Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite militias seized large parts of Tikrit on Tuesday, amid reports that most of the Islamic State militants battling to hold the city had begun retreating, security officials said.

3/9/15  http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-presidential-adviser-whole-mideast-is-iranian/ ) (http://www.debka.com/article/24449/Iranian-Al-Qods-chief-on-landmark-visit-to-Amman-as-guest-of-Jordan%E2%80%99s-national-intelligence-director ) Iran appears today to be declaring themselves ‘leader’.

3/9/15 http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/06/eu-defense-integration-undermining-nato-transatlantic-relations-and-europes-security  European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). CSDP decouples U.S. from European security and ultimately ends NATO?
3/9/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24449/Iranian-Al-Qods-chief-on-landmark-visit-to-Amman-as-guest-of-Jordan%E2%80%99s-national-intelligence-director commander of the Revolutionary Guards elite Al Qods Brigades paid a groundbreaking visit last Thursday, March 5, to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as guest of Gen. Faisal Al-Shoulbaki,
3/6/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/03/05/mutually-assured-delusion-obama-outsources-us-middle-east-policy-to-iran/  The Obama Doctrine is predicated on the belief that an ascending Shia power such as Iran is a natural ally in the West’s goal of developing a counterweight to ISIS and other Sunni Islamist groups. President Obama’s tacit acceptance of Teheran’s expanding theater of operations in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, the Golan Heights, Yemen, and Gaza is tantamount to American-Iranian collusion in the eyes of many Sunni leaders.
3/6/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24441/Turkey-joins-Saudi-Pakistani-Sunni-Nuclear-Partnership-versus-Iran%E2%80%99s-Shiite-Nuke  “Turkey joins Saudi-Pakistani Sunni Nuclear Partnership versus Iran’s Shiite Nuke”

3/6/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192216#.VPjuYPzF-So  The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) central council decided Thursday to end security cooperation with Israel, AFP reported.  The PLO council decided “to stop security cooperation in all its forms with the occupying power” which it urged to “take over full responsibility for the Palestinian people in the occupied State of Palestine, the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza”.
3/5/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24439/Obama%E2%80%99s-Iranian-nuclear-strategy-brings-dividend-Rev-Guards-lead-military-assault-on-Tikrit- Iranian-led Iraqi troops (Rev Guards) are on the offensive against the Islamic State in the biggest ground battle fought in Iraq since the Iraqi army fell apart and scattered last June against the conquering Islamist march through western and central Iraq. This battle is loaded with ramifications for Obama’s Iran policy and the Islamic Republic’s drive for recognition as the leading Middle East power:  Al Qods Brigades chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani, was thrown into the Tikrit operation, to become the first high-ranking general Iran has ever placed publicly up front in direct command of a key battle as a guarantee of its success. Second, However, three days after the offensive was launched on Sunday, March 1, the 25,000 Iranian and Iraqi troops, backed by Iraqi Shiite militias, were still fighting outside its gates, upsetting the high hopes of a swift victory and breakthrough into the city.  Islamist forces slowed their advance by strewing hundreds of mines and roadside bombs on all the roads leading to Tikrit, while teams of suicide bombers jumped out and blew themselves up amidst the invading army – a tactic seen before in the battle for the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.  The role Obama has assigned Iran in the two embattled Middle East countries bears directly on the scope of his concessions in the bargaining for a comprehensive nuclear deal.
3/5/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/319737#.VPiEXfzF-So Nickolai Mladenov, who left Thursday after 18 months as the top UN envoy.
3/5/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192195 Egypt moving forces from Sinai to Libya to fight ISIS threat; Israeli security officials worry it may spur terrorist takeover in Sinai. with the threat of an Islamic State (ISIS) presence in Libya on its western border, Egypt has started transferring large numbers of forces there. “It is a border of more than a thousand kilometers being penetrated by ISIS terrorists, raging across Libya and murdering Egyptian citizens,” he explained.  “The transition of special forces from Sinai to the border with Libya will harm Egypt’s pressure on terrorist organizations that may act against Israel,” the official warned.
3/5/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192183#.VPiCnPzF-So  the ruling of a German court that the perpetrators of an anti-Semitic attack on a synagogue should be released from custody. According to the court, the two defendants’ motives stem from anti-Zionism, not anti-Semitism – as a result they were released pending trial.
3/3/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192085#.VPXwuPnF-So   recapture of Tikrit is of both strategic and symbolic importance. Iraqi forces closed in on the key Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold of Tikrit Tuesday, their progress slowed by jihadist snipers and booby traps, on the second day of Baghdad’s largest operation yet against ISIS. The government has mobilized a 30,000-strong force for the push to retake Tikrit. .
3/2/15 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/02/sources-more-than-dozen-isis-operatives-in-libya-but-no-us-authority-to-strike/  More than a dozen Islamic State fighters from Iraq and Syria — some with direct ties to the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — are now in Libya, according to U.S. and European sources. An ISIS presence has been flagged in Benghazi, Derna and Sirte, in addition to training camps providing a steady flow of recruits. But a State Department spokeswoman insisted U.S. policy is not to blame.
3/2/15 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/03/02/boko-haram-beheading-video-shows-ties-to-isis-say-experts/  Nigerian Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram has taken a page out of the ISIS playbook,

3/2/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24433/Netanyahu-tries-to-head-off-Iran%E2%80%99s-machinations-after-Obama-empowers-Tehran-as-favored-Mid-East-ally   DEBKAfile’s analysts maintain that the navigation error is the general’s. Before shooting his slings and arrows at the Israeli prime minister’s office, he should long ago have taken note of President Barack Obama’s Middle East record in relation to Israel’s during his six years in the White House. It took time to catch on to Obama’s two-faced policy towards Israel because it was handled with subtlety. But behind this façade, Obama made sure that Israel’s security stayed firmly in the technical-material-financial realm and never crossed the line into a strategic relationship.
3/2/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192042#.VPS9FPnF-So The Iraqi operation to take back Tikrit from Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists is the largest-scale offensive yet launched by Baghdad, and Shi’ite militia backed by neighboring Iran were playing a key role, reports AFP. (actually this is the IRGC – Iran!)
3/2/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192033#.VPSgOfnF-So  Maj.Gen. (Res) Ya’acov  Amidror former Dir of Is Natl Sec Council. First, Amidror explained that the goal of Iran is to lead the Shi’ite Muslims to try and dominate the Sunni Muslims and rule the Middle East. “In any place in which there are both Shi’ites and Sunnis we will prevail” is Iran’s ideology, said Amidror, noting “today they did it. They have now, as was explained by them a month ago, they have influence or more than influence in four Arab capitals, in Sana’a, in Baghdad, in Damascus and in Beirut. It (has) never happened in history.” The second major principle symbolized by Iran according to Amidror is that Muslim clerics run the state, in what is becoming a strong paradigm in the Middle East as radical Muslim organizations such as ISIS attempt to establish caliphate structures of Islamic rule. “Islam is the solution. There is some version of what Islam, how Islam…and they are ready to kill each other about the question ‘what Islam,’ but they agree that Islam is the solution,” Amidror noted. He concluded by comparing the desire to build regional stability on Iran to the attempt to build a palace on ice. “At the end of the day the sun will be there, and the ice will disappear.”

3/2/15 http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Jordans-king-calls-fight-against-ISIS-Third-World-War-392642  Jordan’s King Abdullah called the fight against Islamic State a third world war, in an interview on Monday about how to best respond to Islamic State.  “This is a third world war by other means. This brings Muslims, Christians, other religions together in this generational fight,” Abdullah said an inteview with CNN.  The Jordanian king added that the fight against Islamic State is is not just a Western fight but one within Islam as well. “Everybody comes together against these outlaws.”

3/1/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10643/  Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi and Tayyip Erdogan, presidents of Egypt and Turkey, landed separately in Riyadh Sunday for talks with the new Saudi King Salman. Their arrival prompted rumors around Gulf capitals about Salman’s intention to bring the two rival rulers together to fom a possible Saudi-led Sunni bloc with Egypt and Turkey.  Sources in Cairo and Ankara denied these rumors. El Sisi is at daggers drawn with Erdogan over the latter’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood which is fighting to topple the Sisi regime. According to DEBKAfile’s sources, the Egyptian president will lobby the Saudi monarch for a new pan-Arab army to battle ISIS and Al Qaeda’s Arabian affiliate AQAP. Salman has good relations with the Turkish president,  unlike his predecessor King Abdullah.
3/1/15 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4632151,00.html Kerry, speaking on the ABC program “This Week,” said on Sunday the US deserves “the benefit of the doubt” to see if a nuclear deal can be reached with Iran that would prevent any need for military action to curb Tehran’s atomic ambitions.  Kerry said of the Iran negotiations, “It is better to do this by diplomacy than to have to do a strategy militarily which you would have to repeat over and over again and which everybody believes ought to be after you have exhausted all the diplomatic remedies.” Kerry added that “I can’t promise you we can” reach a nuclear deal with Iran, “but we are going to test whether or not diplomacy can prevent this weapon from being created so you don’t have to turn to additional measures including the possibility of a military confrontation.”  “Our hope is diplomacy can work. … Given our success on the interim agreement, I believe we deserve the benefit of the doubt to find out whether or not we can get a similarly good agreement with respect to the future,” he said.
3/1/15  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191946#.VPM-nfnF-Sp  Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate drives Western-backed rebels from military base west of Aleppo.  Hazm, loosely branded as the Free Syrian Army, was the first to receive U.S.-made anti-tank missiles from its Western backers last year, according to AFP. Over the four years of the Syrian civil war, small-scale weapons aid and some military training was supplied to selected Syrian rebel groups, along with “non-lethal” aid such as medical supplies and other equipment. More extensive assistance was mostly ruled out, due to fear that jihadist rebel groups, such as ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front, might get their hands on these weapons. But as ISIS has become stronger in the region, the United States decided to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels as part of the campaign against the jihadist group.
3/1/15 (2/27/15) http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/27/pentagon-syrian-rebels-begin-training-fight-islami/ Pentagon officials expect to begin training a few hundred Syrian rebels at various international training sites as soon as next month. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters during a Friday briefing at the Pentagon that officials have selected up to 1,500 Syrian moderate opposition fighters to take training classes, which are expected to begin in four-to-six weeks. The U.S. military and its allies have selected four countries to host the training sites – Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. U.S. advisers will begin teaching Syrian fighters how to organize and battle back the Islamic State at the sites, Rear AdmKirby said.
http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/PM-says-Iran-is-facing-off-against-Israel-on-6-fronts-390924 Iran has opened up six fronts against Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday at a send-off ceremony for outgoing Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz.  These fronts are Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Sinai, as well as Iran’s efforts to carry out terrorist attacks abroad, and its march toward nuclear weapons.
2/28/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24431/Egypt-goes-to-war-on-ISIS-masses-troops-against-Islamist-Libyan-stronghold-at-Darnah Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi has deployed his troops for all-out war on ISIS strongholds in Libya, the first Arab ruler to challenge the Islamists in a fellow Arab country, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. His intiative dramatizes the spillover of the Islamist State’s threat across the Middle East, and the fading impetus of the US-led coalition effort to reverse Islamic State gains in Iraq and Syria. (Note: with all info released how can they battle)

2/28/15 Israel seeks addl funds for defense through Congress, bypasses W.H.! http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-said-to-seek-additional-300-million-for-missile-defense/
2/27/15 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/27/us-china-ukraine-idUSKBN0LV0H120150227 Qu Xing, China, said the “nature and root cause” of the crisis was the “game” between Russia and Western powers, including the United States and the European Union. China and Russia see eye-to-eye on many international diplomatic issues but Beijing has generally not been so willing to back Russia over Ukraine.
2/26/15 http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=23773&hp=1 The Islamic State has kidnapped 220 Syrian
Christians over the course of three days, a human rights group said.
Assyrian Christians in the Nineveh Plains in Iraq, near Mosul, have been training recently with Sons of Liberty International, a non-profit group, to combat the Islamic State.
Named the Nineveh Plains Protection Unit (NPU), the group consists of a battalion 350 to 500 Assyrian men, as reported by The Clarion-Ledger.

2/26/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/islamic-state-abducts-at-least-150-christians-in-syria/  Syria? Has that many Christians just sitting there waiting to be captured? Meanwhile, the Syrian Catholic archbishop of Hasakeh-Nisibi accused Turkey of allowing jihadists responsible for the persecution of Syrian Christians to cross its border unchecked, while preventing Christians from fleeing.
2/25/15 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/25/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-idUSKBN0LT1IX20150225  apparently to neutralize suspected opponents before a widely expected army offensive against Tikrit! Iraqi soldiers and pro-government Shi’ite militias have been massing for days in preparation for an attack on Islamic State strongholds along the Tigris River to the north and south of Tikrit, hometown of executed former president Saddam Hussein.

2/23/15 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Why-didnt-the-recent-Turkish-incursion-into-Syria-draw-IS-fire-391914  Sunni Turkey refused to cooperate with the US-led coalition against Islamic State as it sympathizes with the Sunni jihadists and has supported the Syrian rebels against the Syrian regime, allowing them to cross back and forth across its border. A Turkish military operation to rescue 38 soldiers guarding a tomb in Syria surrounded by Islamic State militants was launched to counter a possible attack on them, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday.

2/22/15  http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Islamic-State-militants-claim-responsibility-for-attacks-on-Iranian-ambassador-residence-airport-391805   Islamic State said they were behind attacks on the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Tripoli and the eastern Labraq airport, a group statement on twitter said on Sunday. Two bombs detonated in front of the residency of the Iranian ambassador in Tripoli on Sunday, while rockets were fired on Labraq airport overnight Friday into Saturday. Nobody was hurt in either attack.
2/22/15 Turkey and Syria needing help against ISIS! http://www.todayszaman.com/mobile_detailHeadline.action?newsId=373244 …   and http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4629519,00.html
2/21/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/libyan-chemical-weapons-seized-by-extremists/ in Libya have taken over stashes of chemical weapons which belonged to the late ruler Muammar Gaddafi, sources in the country told London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Alawsat on Saturday. Libya has been denied help by World!  http://www.timesofisrael.com/libyan-chemical-weapons-seized-by-extremists/ … Death, Destruction, Chemical weapons! Eqypt called UN for help! Help was Denied!
2/21/15 http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Syrian-Kurds-attack-Islamic-State-in-northeast-391850 Kurds launch attack against ISIS. Kurds had decided to launch the offensive after Islamic State reinforced its positions in the area with foreign fighters
2/21/15  http://www.debka.com/article/24416/Iran-airlifts-thousands-of-Shiite-fighters-to-Syrian-port-of-Latakia-to-boost-Aleppo-warfront   military and intelligence sources have discovered a large-scale Iranian airlift is in progress for bringing thousands of Shiite fighters to the Syrian Mediterranean port of Latakia to reinforce the Syrian army forces falling back from the key city of Aleppo. The Syrian rebels in heavy fighting Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20 repulsed a Hizballah-backed Syrian army offensive to recapture the town and took scores of Hizballah fighters prisoner.  Iraqi, Afghan and Pakistani Shiite militiamen. he Iranian operation therefore exposes two exceedingly disturbing developments which are causing Israel’s army chiefs to burn the midnight oil: The fall of the Abadi government under Tehran’s sway is one; and Iraq’s direct involvement for the first time in the military actions of the Syrian civil war. Our sources add that President Barack Obama was in a position, had he wished, to intervene with Baghdad and hold back the Iranian troop airlift to Syria. This has not happened. The administration’s inaction places it squarely behind Iran’s military steps in the Middle East and its direct intervention in key trouble spots.
2/21/15  http://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-nations-said-deeply-concerned-over-nuclear-agreement/ Leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE join Israel in conveying concerns to US over emerging accord with Tehran, Wall Street Journal reports
Leaders of Sunni states such as Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia fear a bad deal with Tehran would allow it, with the removal of sanctions, to become a nuclear threshold state, the WSJ reported. They say it could also lead to a nuclear arms race in the region.
“At this stage, we prefer a collapse of the diplomatic process to a bad deal,” an official from an unnamed Arab nation told the paper. Arab officials have also reportedly held discussions with the US over the possibility of Washington placing their countries under its “nuclear umbrella” — a guarantee to take military, even nuclear, action to protect an allied state under certain circumstances.
2/21/15  http://www.debka.com/article/24416/Iran-airlifts-thousands-of-Shiite-fighters-to-Syrian-port-of-Latakia-to-boost-Aleppo-warfront   military and intelligence sources have discovered a large-scale Iranian airlift is in progress for bringing thousands of Shiite fighters to the Syrian Mediterranean port of Latakia to reinforce the Syrian army forces falling back from the key city of Aleppo. The Syrian rebels in heavy fighting Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20 repulsed a Hizballah-backed Syrian army offensive to recapture the town and took scores of Hizballah fighters prisoner.  Iraqi, Afghan and Pakistani Shiite militiamen. he Iranian operation therefore exposes two exceedingly disturbing developments which are causing Israel’s army chiefs to burn the midnight oil: The fall of the Abadi government under Tehran’s sway is one; and Iraq’s direct involvement for the first time in the military actions of the Syrian civil war. Our sources add that President Barack Obama was in a position, had he wished, to intervene with Baghdad and hold back the Iranian troop airlift to Syria. This has not happened. The administration’s inaction places it squarely behind Iran’s military steps in the Middle East and its direct intervention in key trouble spots.
2/21/15  http://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-nations-said-deeply-concerned-over-nuclear-agreement/ Leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE join Israel in conveying concerns to US over emerging accord with Tehran, Wall Street Journal reports
Leaders of Sunni states such as Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia fear a bad deal with Tehran would allow it, with the removal of sanctions, to become a nuclear threshold state, the WSJ reported. They say it could also lead to a nuclear arms race in the region.
2/20/15 http://www.newantisemitism.com/antisemitism/can-isis-ever-be-defeated ISIS follows a very extreme form of Islam known as Salafism (in Arabic al salaf al salihmeans the “pious forefathers.
Another aspect of a caliphate is the fact that the one who implemented it is seen by his followers as the unique ruler or “caliph.” He controls all Muslims globally. Of course, there a millions of Muslims who want nothing to do with the Islamic State, but according to ISIS’ exegeses of the Qur’an, if they indeed call themselves Muslims, they must submit to the caliph and his ruling or die as infidels. This puts all Muslims who are not adhering to all of ISIS’ ideology at risk since denying the holiness and inspiration of the Qur’an as they [ISIS] view it is pure apostasy.
ISIS also adheres to an apocalyptic theology and believes that the Mhadi or “guided one” will soon arrive and redeem Islam. According to them, Islam has been dead for over 1,000 years and was just reborn in 2014 when the global Caliphate was declared.

2/19/15  http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10549/  Two days of peace talks between the US and Afghan Taliban began in Doha, Qatar Thursday after strenuous Pakistani efforts at mediation. This was the first formal round of negotiations between the two parties after parleys with the Obama administration went forward in secret for years without achieving a breakthrough for closing the 13-year conflict.

2/19/15 http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/IRNA-Iran-US-to-hold-talks-in-Geneva-to-narrow-nuclear-gaps-391512  Ankara – Iran and US negotiators will hold talks over Tehran’s disputed nuclear program in Geneva on Friday to narrow remaining gaps aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with six major powers, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.
2/19/15 http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.643133 W.H. – The administration apparently believes that Israel and the U.S. now have a conflict of interests regarding the Iranian issue, the source said. While U.S. President Barack Obama wants to make every effort to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran, Netanyahu is doing everything he can to block one. The White House has begun to limit the scope, quality and depth of the information it shares with Jerusalem about the progress of the talks with Iran about its nuclear program, senior Israeli officials involved in the issue have told Haaretz.
2/18/15  http://www.debka.com/article/24412/Syrian-%E2%80%9Cfriendly-fire%E2%80%9D-kills-scores-of-Iranian-Hizballah-soldiers-on-way-to-Golan  The Syrian army’s 9th Division mistakenly directed artillery and missile fire on Iranian, Hizballah and its own forces Wednesday, Feb. 18
A Syrian general was also among those killed by the “friendly fire,” which military experts attribute to faulty coordination among the assorted forces taking part in the drive towards Quneitra. Their operation has so far claimed an estimated 200 Syrian, Iranian and Hizballah lives. This was the first time in the four years of the Syrian conflict that Assad has agreed to relinquish control of any of his army’s war sectors and pass it in full to an Iranian commander.
Tel al-Hara (roughly 3,500 ft alt) is the tallest peak in the Golan region, overlooking Israel’s outposts including Tel Hazaka. Its fall would award Iranian forces a commanding position over IDF positions.
2/18/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-accelerating-nuclear-progress/ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said the Islamic republic was speeding up its nuclear program, adding that Tehran doesn’t ask for permission from any other country to pursue technological advancement  http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-accelerating-nuclear-progress/
2/17/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24410/Information-about-the-US-Iranian-nuclear-dialogue-is-no-longer-%E2%80%9Csensitive-%E2%80%9D-For-Obama-it%E2%80%99s-a-done-deal  For five years, Obama ran a back-channel dialogue with Iran. Then too he kept its content secret not just from Israel but from other closely affected allies, Saudi Arabia and certain Gulf emirates. Israel at times offered Washington relevant intelligence on Iran, but was rebuffed. The fact is that US President Barack Obama and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani have agreed on the final draft of a comprehensive nuclear accord. Its terms are therefore an open secret. The deal would be in the bag if Iran’s paramount leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei could be brought round to endorsing it. His answer: No!

2/17/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/hezbollah-admits-fighting-islamic-state-in-iraq/  Nasrallah urged Arab nations to break away from the US and instead lend their support to Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and the Assad regime in Syria, in order to defeat the Sunni militants of IS. “We won’t wait for the Americans, nor will we wait for NATO,” he vowed, and noted how in Iraq local tribes had mobilized against the Islamic State independently of the US. Nasrallah also claimed that IS, which has proclaimed an Islamic caliphate in large swaths of Iraq and Syria, was working on behalf of Israel.
2/17/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24406/Thousands-of-Afghan-Pakistani-Shiites-in-Hizballah%E2%80%99s-advance-on-Golan  The Iranian-backed “Operation Quneitra Martyrs named for Gen. Ali Allah Dadi” to capture the Golan brings Afghan and Pakistani Shiite fighters to an Israeli border for the first time, DEBKAfile‘s military and intelligence sources reveal that 2,000 of these fighters have joined an equal number of Hizballah troops, who are spearheading a march on the Golan from southern Syria, directly behind the Syrian tanks. They are acting on an order from the Iranian high command in Syria to integrate Shiite fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan in combat for the Golan sector of the Syrian-Israeli border. Each of these Shiite militiamen is paid $500 per month, a sum which they may transfer to their needy families in Iran and Afghanistan.
2/16/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191427#.VOJp-PnF-So  Netanyahu said “when a militant Islamic regime that is rampaging through the region right now-that’s what Iran is doing, it’s conducting a rampage through the region-when such a regime has nuclear weapons, the whole world will be in peril.” “Look at what Iran is doing now without nuclear weapons. States are collapsing. And Iran is plunging forward. It’s already controlling four capitals. It’s controlling now through its Houthi proxies the Bab-el-Mandeb Straits,” he said, noting on a strategic point in Yemen controlling the Red Sea and access to Eilat.2/15/15  https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/amidst-obama-retreat-from-mideast-three-regional-leaders-are-forming-a-quiet-but-fiercely-determined-alliance-against-iran-isis-who-are-they-and-what-do-they-want/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Jordan’s King Abdullah II; and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. They are meeting secretly. They are talking regularly by phone, as well as with other leaders in the region from Saudi Arabia to the Gulf. Their senior advisors are also in regular contact, coordinating moves to counter their most serious enemies. They are not waiting for Washington. Indeed, they often see the White House and State Department as less than helpful, and sometimes opposed to — or not truly understanding — their national and shared interests.

2/14/15 ISIS (Sunni rebels), Hezbollah, regime forces and Iranian special forces all involved in major battle in southern city of Daraa.  Daraa and Quneitra are important because they are located near Damascus, Jordan and Israel.  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191333#.VOAKd_nF-So
2/13/15 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/13/failed-isis-raid-tests-us-forces-in-iraq/ A small band of ISIS fighters mounted a bold, dawn attack Friday on an air base in Iraq where U.S. forces are training troops, in what experts believe may have been a probe that could foreshadow a coming clash involving Americans. “It was a regular ISIL attack,” a senior defense official told Fox News. “It happened at the gate about 3 kilometers from where U.S. forces are.  We sent drones and Apaches [attack helicopters], but it was all over before they arrived and neither fired a shot.”2/12/15 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4625972,00.html the operation has four strategic goals: “The first is to prevent the Israeli buffer zone protected by al-Nusra Front.
Nasrallah spoke of this topic at length in his most recent speech, calling the rebels “the Syrian South Lebanon Army”, which cooperates with Israel in order to create a buffer zone like in south Lebanon.
The fourth goal is to block the American plan to open a war against Syria using the Jordanian option.”
Meanwhile, in light of the danger posed by the ISIS (Islamic State) group, the Lebanese army – together with Hezbollah – is expected to soon launch a wide-ranging securityoperation to prevent its advance.

2/11/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10484/  ISIS! Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join the Islamic State or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, US intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern.2/11/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24393/Syrian-army-tears-through-the-south-to-sweep-Iran-and-Hizballah-up-to-Israel%E2%80%99s-Golan-doorstep   Positioned on Israel’s Golan doorstep, Syrian-Hizballah-Iranian force, by dint of its superior numbers and fire power, on Feb. 9. (With them were 4,000 Shiite fighters imported by Iran for the battle and several hundred Hizballah gunmen – all under the command of Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers.) They are presently on Israel’s doorstep! What next?The Beast to be revealed?
2/7/15 http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0215/glick020615.php3 Egypt sees a unity of the terror forces along the Sunni-Shi’ite continuum and believes its national survival is dependent on defeating both. Whoever the ‘leader’ of this revived Ottoman Empire is, is “the beast” of Rev 13 and Dan 11.
2/5/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24379/US-coalition-against-ISIS-is-fraying-Gulf-Arab-partners-mull-withdrawal-over-Iran%E2%80%99s-involvement It is feared in Riyadh – and not just in Abu Dhabi – that the joint US-Iranian war effort against the Islamic State is providing a screen behind which the Obama administration is opening doors for Iran to advance its regional aspirations.

2/4/15 http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.640884 Sissi gains ground in fight against ISIS-linked militants in Sinai  “We execute the wishes of God,” the commander told a Reuters reporter who had been taken to the location blindfolded in mid January. (Their god is Satan)! Reuters seems to be giving on-scene eye-witness accounts!

8/30/11 (Note, Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is from Azerbaijan. Interesting isn’t it. Location of Gog and Magog)  Iran’s Two-Front War   Azerbaijan http://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2011/08/29/irans-two-front-war/

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” (Isa 55:1)   Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

(1)Babylon (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13″. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917.) The city, Babylon is not in view here, as the immediate context shows. It is important to note the significance of the name when used symbolically. “Babylon” is the Greek form: invariably in the O.T. Hebrew the word is simply Babel, the meaning of which is confusion, and in this sense the word is used symbolically. (1) In the prophets, when the actual city is not meant, the reference is to the “confusion” into which the whole social order of the world has fallen under Gentile world-domination. (See “Times of the Gentiles,” Luke 21:24Revelation 16:14Isaiah 13:4 gives the divine view of the welter of warring Gentile powers. The divine order is given in Isa. 11. Israel in her own land, the centre of the divine government of the world and channel of the divine blessing; and the Gentiles blessed in association with Israel. Anything else is, politically, mere “babel.” (2) In Revelation 14:8-1116:19 the Gentile world-system is in view in connection with Armageddon; Revelation 16:1419:21 while in Rev 17, the reference is to apostate Christianity, destroyed by the nations Revelation 17:16 headed up under the Beast ; Daniel 7:8Revelation 19:20 and false prophet. In Isaiah the political Babylon is in view, literally as to the then existing city, and symbolically as to the times of the Gentiles. In the Revelation both the symbolical- political and symbolical-religious Babylon are in view, for there both are alike under the tyranny of the Beast. Religious Babylon is destroyed by political Babylon Revelation 17:16 political Babylon by the appearing of the Lord Revelation 19:19-21. That Babylon the city is not to be rebuilt is clear from ; Isaiah 13:19-22Jeremiah 51:24-26,62-64. By political Babylon is meant the Gentile world-system. (See “World,” ; John 7:7Revelation 13:8) It may be added that, in Scripture symbolism, Egypt stands for the world as such; Babylon for the world of corrupt power and corrupted religion; Nineveh for the pride, the haughty glory of the world. (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13.″)
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