Israel, Last Days

Following the News of The Scarlet Coloured Beast:see below

The word ‘Rapture’ is not in the English translation of the King James Bible. The Greek word ‘harpazo’ is translated to English as the words “caught up” and “we shall be changed”, which also means ‘Raptured’.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Cor 15:50-58
Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.
But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.
“O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;
but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

Strong’s G726 – harpazō
3) to snatch out or away
Latin – ‘rapio’

All prophecies have been fulfilled for the Rapture to occur! We are patiently anticipating his coming for us! Share the good news of Jesus Christ with your family and friends. With your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel! Amen!

Let no man deceive you by any means; for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first (or great rebellion), and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; [2 Thessalonians 2:3]
The ESV: Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.

Perhaps ‘the rebellion’ (falling away) isn’t the Christians falling away. Maybe it is the World! Mankind! The ‘rebellion’! Like when man was building the ‘tower of Babel’! Man ‘rebelled’ against The Lord God Almighty and decided to live without Him!
Mankind has once again decided to live without Him! Rebellion against ‘The Lord God Almighty’! Rev 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army.

What Must I Do To Be Saved?   https://revelationlastday.com/revelation-of-jesus-christ/revelation-22/what-must-i-do-to-be-saved/

Rev 6:9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. Rev 4:1; Isa 26:20; 27:1; 40:8; Rev 1:2,9; 6:9; 18:4; 20:4;

Under the altar
The 5th seal, Rev 6:9-11.
5th Church Age (Rev 3: )
Rev 4:1 – 6:9-11

This Is The Rapture. There are souls under the altar, slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. We join them. (Read about the rapture here: http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/many-people-have-asked-me-this-year-what-is-the-rapture-heres-what-i-tell-them/ )
Amen!
http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/hollywood-tackles-the-end-times-with-left-behind-film-but-is-the-rapture-a-biblical-concept-or-a-fictional-plot-device/ Excellent article on the rapture. Also See Chapter 4 – Rapture

 Isa 40:8; The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Isa 26:20; 27:1; 40:8;

Isa 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
Isa 27:1 In that day the LORD with His severe sword, great and strong, Will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; And He will slay the reptile that [is] in the sea.
Isa 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”

Rev 6:11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed. Rev 3:5; 3:18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 26:20; 27:1; 40:8; 61:10; Dan 7:9; 1Thess 4:16-17;

White Robes given
The raptured souls are told, ‘rest a little while longer,’

Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.
Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.
Isa 26:20; Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.
Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.
1 Thess 4:16-17; For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Chapter 6 verses 12 through 17 are descriptions of events that are final for the earth and the heavens. Catastrophic events which happen in the final wrath of God.

Other Rapture supporting texts.
Isa 25:8,9 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it]. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this [is] our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this [is] the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Isa 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
John 14:2-3; In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
1 Cor 1:7-8; So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that ye may be] blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Cor 15:50-58; Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory? The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law. But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Cor. 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha(Translates to ‘Accursed, Our Lord Cometh”)
Phil 3:20-21; 4:5; For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Phil 4:5; Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord [is] at hand.
1 Thess 1:10; And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thess 2:19; For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
1 Thess 4:13-18; But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thess 5:9; For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thess 2:1; Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him,
1 Tim 6:14; That thou keep [this] commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Tim 4:8; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Titus 2:13; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Heb 9:28; So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Jam 5:7-9; Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
1 Pet 1:7,13; That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1 Pet 5:4; And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
1 John 2:28-29; And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
1 John 3:1-2; Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Jude 1:21; Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Rev 2:25; But that which ye have [already] hold fast till I come.
Rev 3:10-11; Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door [was] opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard [was] as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
|Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Rev 22:20 He who testifieth these things saith, Surely, I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Gen 6:8; 7:1,7 Noah and his family were saved by God – taken away from the wrath of God, an example of being caught up by our Creator.

SALVATION – HOW TO BE SAVED – https://revelationlastday.com/revelation-of-jesus-christ/revelation-22/what-must-i-do-to-be-saved/

The Gospel
Acts 10:38-43  N.A.S. ‘You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. We are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross. God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible, not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.  And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.
1 Cor 15: 1-8 ‘By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of the first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred (500) of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also’
‘I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.’ Psalms 27:4,13,14

After the Rapture – The people who are Left Behind!
See: https://prophecyinthenews.com/ Pastor Billy Crone, Nov 4, 2016

Following the News of the Scarlet Coloured Beastsee below

Isaiah 10:5  O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination [is] to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, [even] all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
The ‘scarlet coloured beast’ (of Rev 17) is both, the coalition of kings/nations/countries and the beast, a leader/man.
‘The Beast’ of Rev 13 could look like this! The irresistible leader of Dan 11!


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ISIS – (Sunni) *11/09/16 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/09/isis-chief-reportedly-forming-backup-plan-in-case-death.html  ISIS chief reportedly forming backup plan in case of death. Is the end near for the Islamic State’s leader?
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, head of the ruthless terror group, reportedly is mulling the appointment of a first deputy to ensure someone is in charge if he gets killed, Iraq’s Alsumaria News reported.
“ISIS media have started to circulate Baghdadi’s decision,” an anonymous source told the news station, adding that the person’s identity would not be announced out of fear of sparking divisions amongst militants.
The report comes as Iraqi forces, with the help of U.S. aircraft and Shia militias, wage war against ISIS in their Iraq hub of Mosul.
In Syria Wednesday, activists blamed the U.S.-led coalition for an early morning airstrike that killed at least 20 civilians in a part of the country held by ISIS.
*11/04/16 http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/728622/ISIS-Abu-Bakr-al-Baghdadi-leader-not-mosul-rally-cry-jihadis-boris-johnson-daesh?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daily-express-uk-news+%28Daily+Express+%3A%3A+UK+Feed%29 ISIS boss Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘has ESCAPED Mosul after issuing rally cry to Muslims’
INTELLIGENCE sources claim Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has fled the besieged city of Mosul, Boris Johnson has said. The terror leader’s reported escape comes after Baghdadi urged his brainwashed jihadis to fight until the end and hold on to the city which is the last major foothold the death cult has in Iraq.
The Foreign Secretary told Parliament: “It is a cruel irony that some of the intelligence we have, you may know, suggests that the gentleman in question has actually vacated the scene himself and is nonetheless using internet media to encourage people to take part in violence.
“The House can be sure that Daesh will be driven from Mosul, but this is the toughest task that Iraq’s security forces have yet encountered, and success will take time.”
Mr Johnson warned the jihadis would become increasingly violent as it becomes apparent the depraved fanatics are losing their grip on the city.
He added: “The terrorists have threatened to inflict a scorched earth campaign once the loss of Mosul becomes inevitable.
America – (Shi’ite)Barak Hussein Obama II – Not a candidate for ‘the beast’/leader, but his biggest supporter!  9/28/15 http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=28525  Regretfully, Israel’s biggest fears are now materializing. Instead of being the architects and shaping a new reality in the Middle East, Washington is falling into line with the existing reality. Wow! Obama could easily fill ‘the false prophet’ role of Rev 13:11,12 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. Rev 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Iran – (Shi’ite) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran – (Shi’ite)Hezbullah – Nasrallah
Turkey – (Sunni) Erdogan *11/06/16 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/18765/US-Turkey-at-sharp-odds-on-Kurds%E2%80%99-role-against-ISIS-in-Iraq-Syria US army chief Gen. Joseph Dunford and Turkish chief of general staff Hulusi Akar failed to iron out their differences over the participation of Kurdish forces in anti-ISIS operations in Syria and Iraq when they met in Ankara Sunday, DEBKAfile reports. According to an official statement, they discussed joint strategies shortly after US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) announced a plan to liberate the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State. Our sources report a US attempt to prevent the Turkish army going after Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria. The US-Turkish failure to come to terms on this could lead to a Turkish-Kurdish flare-up of hostilities that would upend the offensives against ISIS in both countries.
Our sources also disclose that the Turkish army chief demanded from the Americans detailed maps delineating the sectors where the Kurdish sectors were deployed, as well as US guarantees against the rise of an independent Kurdish state in Syria or a linkup between Kurdish territory in Syria with the autonomous KRG in Iraq. *11/03/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611031047052347-turkey-us-greater-middle-east/ Turkey’s recent military deployment to its borders with Iraq and Syria is an effort to protect Turkey’s national interests and resist US plans to redraw the Middle East, former Turkish air force commander Erdogan Karakus told Sputnik Turkiye.
On August 24, Turkey launched its “Euphrates Shield” operation in Syria, and began to deploy infantry and dozens of tanks across the border to assist units of the FSA in an offensive against Daesh at Jarabulus.
The operation also aims to contain the expansion of US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria, following the success of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in liberating Manbij from Daesh terrorists.
Iran – (Shi’ite) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani *9/22/16 “Undoubtedly, if the region is to reverse the current dangerous trend into one towards development and stability, certain countries must stop bombing their neighbors, and abandon supporting takfiri terrorist groups; and, while accepting responsibility, try to compensate for past mistakes,” Rouhani said. “If the Saudi government is serious about its vision for development and regional security, it must cease and desist from divisive policies, spread of hate ideology, and trampling upon the rights of neighbors, accept its responsibility for the protection of the lives and dignity of pilgrims and construct its relations with the nations in the region on the basis of mutual respect and accountability.”

ALERT – TODAY
**11/25/16  http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=38283  After the Iraqi city is liberated from the clutches of the Islamic State group, it could turn into a bloodbath of a different kind as the victors try to divvy up the spoils according to their own conflicting priorities.
The world, united in the desire to see the barbaric group in Mosul wiped out, is becoming more fearful that citizens who left to fight in Syria and Iraq might return. They will come home with military knowledge, a desire for revenge and a sense that they have nothing to lose. It will be difficult to handle them, since they are local citizens. Many countries will be forced to take a different course of action, including the approach of their legal and intelligence systems, to confront the enormous threat.
So the place where the world might celebrate the defeat of the most brutal terrorist organization could become the start of a new hell made up of all the ills of the Middle East. The Shiite-Sunni conflict, the threat of radical Sunni Islam to the countries’ existence, the struggle by proxy between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the tension between the Kurds and the Turks, the Iranian dominance in the face of waning U.S. strength, and Russia, which is working to keep Syrian President Bashar Assad in power. When all these opposing forces feel that the time has come to divvy up the spoils, it could be very bad.
Ahead of yet more bloody struggle in the region, Israel must continue to stay out of the historically colored game by major powers, precisely define its own vital interests, and only address the incidents that cross the lines it drew in the shifting, blood-soaked sands of the Middle East.
By Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror (Is this just an assessment or Is it Prophecy fulfilled?)
**11/18/16 http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/1st-genetically-edited-gene-injected-into-human/ Scientists are now on the cusp of creating a more perfect human – one that could avoid major diseases and live well past the century mark.
Chinese scientists on Oct. 28 became the first in the world to inject an adult human with cells that contain genes that have been “edited” using the cutting-edge CRISPR/Cas9 technology.
The edited cells were injected by a team from the Sichuan University in Chengdu, as part of a clinical trial against aggressive lung cancer. Experts say the stage has now been set for a biomedical race between the U.S. and China.
“If you haven’t heard of CRISPR as yet, you soon will,” reports ScienceAlert.com. “The new gene-editing technique is poised to revolutionize the way we treat disease, by offering scientists a quick and easy way to cut and paste genes from our DNA.
“CRISPR/Cas9 basically works like a pair of molecular scissors. Researchers just need to program it, and it can cut out certain genes — or add new ones — far more cheaply and quickly than any previous genetic tools.”
“I think this is going to trigger ‘Sputnik 2.0’, a biomedical duel on progress between China and the United States,” said June, the adviser for a planned U.S. clinical trial that will use CRISPR to target three genes in participants’ cells, with the goal of treating various cancers. He expects the trial to start in early 2017. And in March 2017, a group at Peking University in Beijing hopes to start three clinical trials using CRISPR against bladder, prostate and renal-cell cancers.
If paid for by insurance, the new technology could be a blessing for millions of cancer patients.
But some warn there could be a “dark side” to this scientific advance.
Tom Horn, a Christian author, filmmaker and researcher, is one who has concerns. He and partner Sharon Gilbert have been warning about the dangers of transhumanism for years.
In a book Horn co-authors with several other researchers, “Pandemonium’s Engine,” he lays out the dangers of transhumanism.
Citing Cris D. Putnam definition, “Transhumanism is a transnational technocratic trend that promises to break through human biological limitations by radically redesigning humanity.”
Carl Gallups, a pastor, radio host and author of several books on biblical prophecy, takes a look at the CRISPR technology and other advances in transhumanism in his latest work, “When the Lion Roars: Understanding the Implications of Ancient Prophecies for Our Time.”
Among the most controversial aspects of CRISPR Cas9 research and development are the experiments in genetic modification — even that of human infants — animal/human hybrids, and “eternal life” technologies.
“Yet, as these same scientists uncover increasingly more information about DNA/RNA and specifically CRISPR Cas9, they discover the unfathomable intricacies of its information, communication and transportation systems – the very systems they hope might somehow grant them ‘eternal life.’ Yet, they refuse to turn to the one who created it all – so that they might truly have eternal life through Jesus Christ.”
“And when one considers the ‘eternal life’ technology promised by CRISPR Cas9 investigators, what student of prophecy cannot help but think of those doleful words found in Revelation 9:6, ‘During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.’”
**11/03/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611031047052347-turkey-us-greater-middle-east/ Turkey’s recent military deployment to its borders with Iraq and Syria is an effort to protect Turkey’s national interests and resist US plans to redraw the Middle East, former Turkish air force commander Erdogan Karakus told Sputnik Turkiye.
On August 24, Turkey launched its “Euphrates Shield” operation in Syria, and began to deploy infantry and dozens of tanks across the border to assist units of the FSA in an offensive against Daesh at Jarabulus.
The operation also aims to contain the expansion of US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria, following the success of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in liberating Manbij from Daesh terrorists.
On Tuesday Turkey began to deploy tanks and armored vehicles to the town of Silopi near the Iraqi border, in response to the involvement of militia groups including the Shiite Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and Kurdish Peshmerga in the ongoing operation to liberate Mosul from the Daesh terror group.
Turkey’s requests for its own military involvement in the Iraqi-led, US-backed operation to liberate Mosul have been rebuffed by the Iraqi government.
Former Turkish Air Force Commander Erdogan Karakus told Sputnik Turkiye that Turkey’s preparation for deployment in Iraq is an unwelcome development for the US and its plans to redraw the borders of the Middle East
“The US is trying to implement its project in the Middle East, called ‘Greater Middle East,’ and it’s trying to use the Iraqi government to carry out this aim. However, Turkey’s actions in Iraq are interfering with the US attempt to establish sole control over the whole of Iraq,” Karakus said.
“Washington understands that the current Iraqi government is weak, and is trying to exploit that to realize its Greater Middle East project, which involves the complete re-formatting of the region.”
“The Kurdish territory of Iraq is practically under the control of the US. The Iraqi government is seeking to capture Mosul without the involvement of the Turkish military. If that happens, then Iraq will be under US control, which will lead to its split,” Karakus warned.
Turkey’s operation in Syria intends to liberate Syrian territory from the Daesh terrorist group as far as the city of al-Bab, but Ankara has no intention of entering Aleppo, Karakus said.
The former commander said that Ankara and Moscow are sure to have shared their concerns about the US plan, as demonstrated by the recent visit of Turkey’s Chief of General Staff General Hulusi Akar to Moscow for a meeting with his Russian counterpart General Valery Gerasimov.
“I am sure that Ankara will very soon come to agreement with Damascus, and a joint operation to liberation Syria’s Raqqa from the terror group can be expected soon, because there is no way that Raqqa can be left to the Americans.” “At the moment Turkey is trying to agree with Russia, and with the support of Russian armed forces and those of the Syrian government, to carry out an operation to liberate Raqqa. This scenario would preserve the integrity of Syria and allow the Syrian government to control large areas of territory. In turn, this will be a blow to the US Greater Middle East project.”
The commander said that Turkey is keen to negotiate with Russia and Syria in the knowledge that only a coordination of their forces can prevent the US project to carve up the Middle East.
“Otherwise, if Ankara isn’t able to agree with Moscow and Damascus, it will suffer great losses. Turkey has begun to understand that and is obviously making every effort to join forces with the Russian and Syrian forces,” Karakus said.
*10/03/16 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/03/isil-prepares-for-apocalyptic-showdown-of-muslim-and-christian-a/ US-backed Syrian rebels say they are within 48 hours of reaching the Isil-held town of Dabiq, which is regarded by the jihadists as the preordained site of the final apocalyptic battle between Muslims and Christians. American, Turkish and opposition forces are approaching the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s northern stronghold, which the militants believe will be the battle that sparks the end of the world. Prophet Muhammad foretold 1,400 years ago “the last hour will not come” until an Islamic army defeated “the Romans”, there. The extremist group’s modern reading posits the Crusaders – the invading Americans and their allies – as the Romans.
Although Dabiq, a town in relatively flat countryside northeast of Aleppo and close to the Turkish border, holds little strategic value, Isil is expected to defend it fiercely because of its ideological importance. 
Isil has in recent weeks sent several hundred of its more experienced fighters to defend the town, which it has held since August 2014.
One rebel commander said their advance had been slowed because the militants had heavily mined the area.
More than 21 fighters were killed and 35 wounded in the booby traps and mortar fire in the village of Turkman Barih, some three miles from Dabiq. The deaths toll among the Syrian rebels was the highest sinceTurkey sent troops and tanks into Syria in August.
The Free Syrian Army fighters, supported by 300 US special forces on the ground, have been pushing southwards in an attempt to clear Isil from the Turkish border and cut off their supply routes.
The rebels have captured other villages near Dabiq in recent days and were expecting to reach the town’s outskirts within 48 hours, Ahmed Osman, a commander of the Sultan Murad rebel group, said on Monday.
Dabiq is an online magazine published by Isil via the deep web, and is widely available online through other sources.
According to the magazine, its name is taken from the town of Dabiq in northern Syria, which is mentioned in a hadith (or sayings, attributed to the Prophet Muhammad) about Armageddon. Isil believes Dabiq is where Muslim and infidel forces will eventually face each other. After the infidel forces are defeated, the apocalypse will begin.
Every issue of Dabiq contains a quote attributed to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: “The spark has been lit here in Iraq, and its heat will continue to intensify – by Allah’s permission – until it burns the crusader armies in Dabiq”
*10/03/16 http://nypost.com/2016/10/03/isis-leader-al-baghdadi-may-have-been-poisoned/ The Pentagon is investigating whether ISIS kingpin Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was poisoned during a lunchtime feast — causing him to fall seriously ill.
**9/20/16 https://sputniknews.com/politics/20160920/1045525133/erdogan-reform-security-cuncil.html Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the United Nations needs to reform the Security Council in order to make its work more just.

**”The United National Security Council should be reformed in order to render peacekeeping and peacemaking activities more effective. And we fully appreciate the steps taken forward by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in that direction… You cannot preserve the same structure [of the UNSC] under the circumstances of the modern times. You cannot condemn the fate of the rest of the world within the lips of these five countries represented within the Security Council… This is not a Security Council to have,” Erdogan said. “A Security Council that does not represent the entire world can never serve to reestablish peace and justice around the world. This is something that we need to revisit over and over again,” the Turkish president added.
**9/16/16 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Saudi-prince-warns-Iran-against-using-force-to-pursue-rivalry-467795 DUBAI – A senior Saudi official, responding to Iranian criticism of Riyadh’s management of the haj pilgrimage, urged Iran to end what he called wrong attitudes towards Arabs and warned it against any use of force in its rivalry with the kingdom.
Mecca province governor Prince Khaled al-Faisal, in remarks likely to be seen as a reference to Iran, added that the orderly conduct of the pilgrimage this year “is a response to all the lies and slanders made against the kingdom.”
The remarks carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Wednesday evening follow an escalating war of words between Shi’ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia since a crush at the annual haj pilgrimage a year ago in which hundreds of pilgrims, many of them Iranians, died.
SPA quoted Prince Khaled as telling journalists his message to the Iranian leadership was “I pray to God Almighty to guide them and to deter them from their transgression and their wrong attitudes toward their fellow Muslim among the Arabs in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and around the world”.
“But if they are preparing an army to invade us, we are not easily taken by someone who would make war on us.”
“When we desire, and with the help of God Almighty, we will deter every aggressor and will never relent in protecting this holy land and our dear country. No one can defile any part from our country if any one of us remains on the face of the earth.”
No top Iranian leader has called for war with Saudi Arabia, something neither country wants.
**8/7/16 http://sputniknews.com/news/20160808/1044039812/turkey-incirlik-nato-erdogan-nukes.html Deputy Chairman of the Center-Left Republican People’s Party (CHP) Namik Havutca argues that the base that stores 90 US tactical nuclear weapons “makes enemies of friendly countries and poses a threat to Turkey’s internal stability.
In the wake of the failed attempt to overthrow the Erdogan government on July 15 and the ensuing purge that has led to over 18,000 military servicemen and judges being rounded up and imprisoned on charges of treason, yet another Turkish leader has stepped forward calling on the country to step back from its alliance with NATO forces who top Erdogan regime officials accuse of being complicit in the botched coup.
The Deputy Chairman of Turkey’s Center-Left Republican People’s Party has called for the immediate eviction of all foreign aircraft, tools and materials from the country and said that Incirlik Air Base should be shuttered.
“Incirlik Air Base has added nothing but instability and fragmentation to Turkey and the region,” said Havutca. The lawmaker went on to say that the NATO base failed to stand by the Turkish people at a time when their blood was being spilled and the nation was in tears.
The agitation of the Turkish people also comes amid numerous claims by the Erdogan regime that the CIA, FBI, and a top US General John F. Campbell were all really the masterminds of the coup whereas the regime’s nemesis-in-chief Fethullah Gulen was called nothing but a “pawn” by the Turkish President.
**7/29/16  http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/17329/US-Turkey-tensions-rise-as-many-American-%E2%80%9Ccontacts%E2%80%9D-purged   The crackdown President Reccep Erdogan is conducting since the abortive coup against him is damaging US intelligence capabilities and its war on terror, said General Joseph Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command and National Intelligence Director James Clapper Friday. “This is something to be very, very concerned about,” said the general, while Clapper added:  “Many of our interlocutors have been purged or arrested. There’s no question this is going to set back and make more difficult cooperation with the Turks.”
*7/28/16 http://www.debka.com/article/25572/Syrian-Russian-ProvocationsaCould-Spark-Golan-Clash For four days since July 25, the Syrian army has been continuously firing artillery batteries – moved close to Israel’s defense lines on the Golan border – in a manner that comes dangerously close to provoking an Israeli response. This carefully orchestrated Syrian campaign goes on around the clock.
It is the first time in the six years of the Syrian war that Bashar Assad has ventured to come near to provoking Israel. But now he appears to be emboldened by his Russian ally.
The IDF is holding its fire for the moment. But Israeli military and government leaders know that the time is near for the IDF to be forced to hit back, especially since it is becoming evident that the Syrian army’s steps ae backed by Russia.
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**7/16/16 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/215040 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to the coup late Friday night, saying the coup was “an attempt at an uprising by a minority within our armed forces”.**7/9/16  http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/687827/north-korea-submarine-missile-launch-declare-war-united-states?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daily-express-world-news+%28Daily+Express+%3A%3A+World+Feed%29  NORTH Korea has reportedly fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile just days after crackpot dictator Kim Jong-Un “declared war” on the US. A South Korean military spokesman said the missile was launched around 3AM in the waters east of the Korean peninsula.
The rogue state has already fired missiles this year.
Most recently, the hermit nation test-fired two intermediate-range Musudan missiles in June, but they landed in the Sea of Japan. *6/18/16 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-Threat/Analysis-ISIS-leader-al-Baghdadi-is-living-on-borrowed-time-456826  Information released Wednesday on the demise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder of ISIS, was premature, and not for the first time. In the past year, there have been at least three false reports that al-Baghdadi was killed during US airstrikes.
***6/10/16 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/362121#.V1r9pPkrKhc Iraqi news media are reporting that the US-led coalition against ISIS hit the terror group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in one of its airstrikes last night (Thursday), Ynet reports.
There is no confirmation from either ISIS or the coalition at this time.
Similarly, there is no information about civilian casualties or on measures taken to avoid harming non-combatants.
***6/2/16 http://www.infowars.com/eu-proposes-government-id-to-use-internet/ The European Union is proposing a government ID for using the Internet which will eradicate both on-line privacy and free speech.
Spearheaded by former communist official Andrus Ansip, the European Commission published a draft document outlining its proposed electronic ID that would not only allow the EU to track what you say on-line, but also what you buy.
The program has already drawn comparisons to the ‘Mark of the Beast’ from the Book of Relevation.
“And the second beast required all people small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark—the name of the beast or the number of its name,” Revelation 13:16 reads: and it’s plausible the EU will eventually propose an implantable, biometric ID.  Furthermore, Mr. Ansip is from Estonia, a former communist country which has the most advanced mandatory ID system in the world.
“Much more than simply a legal picture ID, the mandatory national card serves as the digital access card for all of Estonia’s secure e-services,” the country boasts, and without the ID, citizens cannot: . . .
***5/24/16 http://www.debka.com/article/25444/Iran%E2%80%99s-Soleimani-leads-US-backed-attack-on-Fallujah For months, US President Barack Obama and the Pentagon opposed the participation by pro-Iranian militias in the war against ISIS in Iraq. Under the direct command of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of Iranian forces in Iraq and Syria, who is operating from a field command center. The US air force is helping Soleimani’s attempt to capture Fallujah.
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***5/19/16 http://therightscoop.com/huge-iran-orders-hezbollah-to-direct-operations-away-from-israel-and-target-saudi-arabia/ If this report is true it sounds like it could be an enormous change in the Middle East map of violent aggression. The military wing of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah has been instructed by Iran to suspend operations against Israel and to target Saudi Arabia instead, Middle East Eye can reveal.
**Today – **5/10/16 http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/3281334/ Russia is preparing to test-fire a nuclear weapon which is so powerful it could reportedly destroy a whole country in seconds.
The “Satan 2” missile is rumoured to be the most powerful ever designed and is equipped with stealth technology to help it dodge enemy radar systems .
This terrifying doomsday weapon is likely to strike fear into the hearts of Western military chiefs, as current missile defence technology is totally incapable of stopping it.
Its official name is the RS-28 Sarmat and it will replace aging Soviet R-36M missiles, which NATO military experts nicknamed “Satan”.
“In this sense, the Sarmat missile will not only become the R-36M’s successor, but also to some extent it will determine in which direction nuclear deterrence in the world will develop,” the Russian news network Zvezda reported .
The missile is expected to be capable of delivering up to a dozen warheads, allowing to effectively destroy an area the “size of Texas or France”, the broadcaster continued.
It is expected to have a range of 10,000 km, allowing Moscow to attack European cities including London as well as major cities on America’s west and east coasts. http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/apocalypse-way-scientists-fear-asteroids-7850630 Apocalypse on the way? Scientists fear asteroids, killer robots and deadly diseases could wipe out humanity. Sebastian Farquhar, director at the Global Priorities Project, told the Press Association: “There are some things that are on the horizon, things that probably won’t happen in any one year but could happen, which could completely reshape our world and do so in a really devastating and disastrous way.
“History teaches us that many of these things are more likely than we intuitively think.”Many of these risks are changing and growing as technologies change and grow and reshape our world. But there are also things we can do about the risks.”
**Today – 5/9/16 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/211958#.VzC42PkrKhc France has announced a peace initiative, as part of which an international summit has been announced for May 30, in which ministers from 20 countries will prepare an international summit in the second half of 2016, which would include Israeli and PA leaders.
Back in January the French initiative was announced, and Paris threatened to unilaterally recognize the “state of Palestine” if the talks failed. But the new French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault backtracked on the threat in March, saying France would not “automatically” recognize a Palestinian state if its initiative fails.
In light of the French attempt to pressure Israel, the PA recently announced that its push for a UN resolution demanding an end to “Israeli settlement expansion” will be put on hold in order to focus instead on the French proposal.
But Israel has rejected the initiative, saying it “adheres to its position that the best way to a solution of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is direct bilateral negotiations.”

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

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?

Our Salvation is nearer than when we first believed! Romans 13:11

 

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North of Israel  http://www.blueletterbible.org/images/blb_classics/

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 impenitent person passes after death. 2 Thess 2:3))

“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.

Order of events:
Christians will be raptured, the ‘first’ resurrection (Rev 20:6). The anti-christ will be revealed. (The Scarlot Coloured Beast Leader.) (Rev 13) The wrath of God will be poured upon all mankind.{countries/kingdoms/nations/people}  Babylon will be destroyed in one day.(Rev 18)   Israel will be attacked.(Zech 14:2)  Israeli remnant will be placed in safety.(Zech 13:8-9)
Rev 16:13And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Armageddon!
Zech 14:4-6 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, [Making] a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south. 5 Then you shall flee [through] My mountain valley, For the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee As you fled from the earthquake In the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the LORD my God will come, [And] all the saints with You. 6 It shall come to pass in that day [That] there will be no light; The lights will diminishThen ‘IT IS DONE’! (Rev 16:17) The marriage supper of the Lamb.(Rev 19:9) Thousand year reign of our Lord
!(Rev 20:2-7)

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

The beasts of Daniel, same as 1st beast of Revelation 13: A coalition of the same countries of Daniel: (The Scarlot Coloured Beast {countries/kingdoms/nations coalition})

Dan 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn (ISIS), before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon): and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things (ISIS leader,the Anti-Christ).
Dan 8:23“And in the latter time of their kingdom,
When the transgressors have reached their fullness,
A king shall arise,
Having fierce features,
Who understands sinister schemes.
Rev 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and and ten horns and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. (Allah)
Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 

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The ‘Coalition’ of the Leopard, Bear and Lion of Rev 13:

THE LEOPARD

“the beast which I saw was like a leopard” (Rev 13:2)
Dan 7:6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. **10/15/16 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-saudi-arabia-joining-us-russia-in-latest-syria-truce-push/ Iran, Saudi Arabia join US, Russia for latest Syria truce push.
Talks in Switzerland include officials supporting both sides in bitter 5-year war, as regime continues onslaught in Aleppo.
With violence still raging in Aleppo, US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and top diplomats from the UN and regional powers in Lausanne. Kerry and Lavrov will be joined by UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, along with the top diplomats of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar — all backers of Syrian opposition forces. Iran, a key supporter of Assad’s regime, has said its Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will take part as well.
**7/29/16  http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/17329/US-Turkey-tensions-rise-as-many-American-%E2%80%9Ccontacts%E2%80%9D-purged   The crackdown President Reccep Erdogan is conducting since the abortive coup against him is damaging US intelligence capabilities and its war on terror, said General Joseph Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command and National Intelligence Director James Clapper Friday. “This is something to be very, very concerned about,” said the general, while Clapper added:  “Many of our interlocutors have been purged or arrested. There’s no question this is going to set back and make more difficult cooperation with the Turks.”  2/2/16 http://in.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-coalition-idINKCN0VA3S4 An international coalition is pushing back Islamic State militants (ISIS) in their Syrian and Iraqi strongholds, but the group is threatening Libya and could seize the nation’s oil wealth, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.
Officials from 23 countries met in Rome to review the fight against Islamic State militants (ISIS), who have created a self-proclaimed Caliphate across swathes of Syria and Iraq, and are spreading into other countries, notably Libya.
The one-day Rome meeting took place as talks have begun in Geneva to try to end the five-year-old Syrian civil war, which has killed at least 250,000 people, driven more than 10 million from their homes and drawn in the United States and Russia on opposite sides.
While Washington has long said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost the legitimacy to lead, it has made clear that its first priority is to try to rein in Islamic State group.  “If you want to beat Daesh (ISIS) quickly, then get a negotiated deal to end the Syria war,” Kerry said.
1/28/16 http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/01/28/listen-breitbarts-klein-warns-shiite-sunni-mega-confrontation-coming/ TEL AVIV – The Islamic State (ISIS), Al-Qaida, and the Muslim Brotherhood are preparing for a major confrontation with Western-backed forces in Libya, Syria, and beyond, reported Breitbart Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein.
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The BEAR

“his feet were like the feet of a bear”
Daniel 7:5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and [it had] three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
**11/03/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611031047052347-turkey-us-greater-middle-east/ Turkey’s recent military deployment to its borders with Iraq and Syria is an effort to protect Turkey’s national interests and resist US plans to redraw the Middle East, former Turkish air force commander Erdogan Karakus told Sputnik Turkiye.
6/7/15 http://uk.investing.com/news/world-news/insight—in-rare-alliance,-shi’ites-join-sunnis-to-defend-iraqi-towns-16686 When Islamic State (ISIS) fighters tried to storm the Tigris River town of Dhuluiya north of Baghdad this week, they were repelled by a rare coalition of Sunni tribal fighters inside the town and Shi’ites in its sister city Balad on the opposite bank. Dhuluiya, which comes from the word “ribs”, is a small town surrounded on three sides by a kink in the Tigris. A north-south highway runs through it, making it potentially one of the final stops for fighters attempting to assault Baghdad from the north.
http://rt.com/op-edge/196900-iraq-isis-spirit-culture-seige/  good article about the usefulness of Dhuluiya
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The LION is BABYLON

“and his mouth like the mouth of a lion”
Dan 7:4 The first [was] like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
Dan 11:11 “And the king of the South shall be moved with rage, and go out and fight with him, with the king of the North, who shall muster a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into the hand of his enemy.
9/16/16 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Saudi-prince-warns-Iran-against-using-force-to-pursue-rivalry-467795 DUBAI – A senior Saudi official, responding to Iranian criticism of Riyadh’s management of the haj pilgrimage, urged Iran to end what he called wrong attitudes towards Arabs and warned it against any use of force in its rivalry with the kingdom.
Mecca province governor Prince Khaled al-Faisal, in remarks likely to be seen as a reference to Iran, added that the orderly conduct of the pilgrimage this year “is a response to all the lies and slanders made against the kingdom.”
The remarks carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Wednesday evening follow an escalating war of words between Shi’ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia since a crush at the annual haj pilgrimage a year ago in which hundreds of pilgrims, many of them Iranians, died.
SPA quoted Prince Khaled as telling journalists his message to the Iranian leadership was “I pray to God Almighty to guide them and to deter them from their transgression and their wrong attitudes toward their fellow Muslim among the Arabs in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and around the world”.
“But if they are preparing an army to invade us, we are not easily taken by someone who would make war on us.”
“When we desire, and with the help of God Almighty, we will deter every aggressor and will never relent in protecting this holy land and our dear country. No one can defile any part from our country if any one of us remains on the face of the earth.”
No top Iranian leader has called for war with Saudi Arabia, something neither country wants.

**We make a transition from Daniel, the Lion being Babylon, to Revelation Lion, still Babylon (mystery, Babylon), {Rev 17:16 And the ten horns (countries/kingdoms) which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore {mystery, Babylon}, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.} {17:17For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast}[13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.], until the words of God shall be fulfilled.} and is part of the coalition that is the scarlet coloured beast.

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

Dubai (Sunni) 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 (mixed Sunni,Shi’ite) 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, (Sunni) an absolute monarchy King Salman Bin Abdulaziz.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stand together as Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet agrees to implement a broad reform plan known as Vision 2030 in Riyadh, April 25, 2016. (photo by REUTERS//PRINCE Saudi Press Agency)
May 2016  http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/05/saudi-arabia-king-salman-cabinet-economy-oil-shakeup.html The king’s May 7 orders for a major shakeup embody his son’s Saudi Vision 2030, orchestrated by a global consulting firm to “end Saudi addiction to oil.” At no other time in the short history of the deputy crown prince position (the post was invented by the previous ruler, now-deceased King Abdullah) has a prince been entrusted with so many powers and initiatives so quickly. The young deputy crown prince has enjoyed his new powers and has definitely overtaken his cousin, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed now controls defense and meddles in both oil and social engineering.
4/29/15 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/11571482/Saudi-Arabias-quiet-revolution-as-King-Salman-changes-royal-succession.html  But King Salman has grasped the nettle by decreeing that the next king will indeed be a grandson in the form of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the interior minister. On Wednesday, this frail 79-year-old, who only ascended to the throne in January, executed a Saudi version of a palace revolution by suddenly altering the line of succession. Prince Muqrin, the youngest living son of ibn Saud, had been lined up to inherit the throne. Now the king has ruthlessly shoved him aside. For good measure, Prince Saud al-Faisal, the foreign minister, has also been relieved of his duties  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 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.
**4/8/16 http://www.debka.com/article/25353/Saudi-cash-boosts-Egypt%E2%80%99s-war-on-ISIS-Sinai-after-US-opts-out  The first visit to Cairo by Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Thursday, March 7,heralded a new chapter in the war on the Islamic State in Sinai, one to be fought with petrodollars versus the jihadis’ war chest. The monarch brought President Abdel-Fattteh El-Sisi two large checks: a $20bn guarantee to cover the oil needs of 90 million Egyptians for the next five years, and another $1.5bn listed euphemistically under the heading of “Sinai development.”
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4558024,00.html Saudi Arabia told Israel on Tuesday that it must reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians if it is to survive as a nation, and criticised Muslims for being divided and failing to stop the Jewish state attacking its Arab neighbours. If Saudi Arabia is Babylon and this latest news reflects the war coming, is it time Rev 17,18 to be fulfilled? Perhaps it is time to reveal the ‘beast’, the leader of the end times called the anti-Christ.
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Kings of Saud
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/11571482/Saudi-Arabias-quiet-revolution-as-King-Salman-changes-royal-succession.html  

Bahrain (Sunni) 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. Feb 2015 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/as-war-rages-in-the-north-southern-iraq-makes-a-bid-for-autonomy/2015/02/15/b4367604-483d-4aaf-8e78-7856aa8c6670_story.html

BASRA (mixed Sunni,Shi’ite) 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. See Jeremiah chapter 49.

Qatar – (Sunni)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 – (Shi’ite) The ‘leaders’ of ‘America’ have surrendered to Iran! Meaning they support Iran in their complete takeover of the Middle East!
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 – *7/9/16 http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Obama-tells-France-Germany-Italy-Britain-to-safeguard-EU-after-Brexit-vote-459906 US President Barack Obama told the leaders of Germany, Italy, France and Britain they should “preserve the stability and well-being of the European project” after Britons voted to leave the European Union, a White House official said.
The leaders of the five leading NATO states, known as the Quint, also met with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko to express their support for Kiev after Russia annexed its Black Sea peninsula of Crimea and then backed rebels in east Ukraine.
“The leaders agreed that Ukraine has made considerable progress on political, economic, and anti-corruption reforms, but that more work must be done to consolidate these gains,” the official said.*
7/5/16 http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/rejected-by-u-k-europeans-to-seek-empire/ Now that the European Union will be losing the United Kingdom as a result of the Brexit vote, concerns are growing that the E.U. is seeking to expand intercontinentally with the aim of establishing an “empire.”
A week after the British vote on June 23, E.U. Vice President Federica Mogherini released a document outlining the union’s plan for expansion, “A Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign And Security Policy,” raising some eyebrows in foreign policy circles.
Not only does the document suggest the possible formation of an E.U. army, it explores expanding the multi-state entity into Asia and Africa.
It even envisions a global government.

OIC – Arab League, Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Iyad bin Amin Madani  Secretary General of OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) plans to visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Leaders of Muslim nations met in Rabat to establish the OIC on 25 September 1969.
The OIC adopted the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam to serve as a guidance for the member states in the matters of human rights in as much as they are compatible with the Sharia, or Quranic Law.
An official from the pan-Arab bloc told AFP Arabi had “instructed the Arab League’s UN representative to initiate urgent consultations within the Arab group calling for an emergency security meeting of the Security Council.”
An international organization founded in 1969 consisting of 57 member states. The organisation states that it is “the collective voice of the Muslim world” and works to “safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony”. The OIC has permanent delegations to the United Nations and the European Union. The official languages of the OIC are Arabic, English, and French. –  4/16/16 http://www.timesofisrael.com/islamic-summit-raps-iran-over-terror-support/ President Hassan Rouhani ditches final session in protest of OIC’s criticism of Tehran’s ‘interference in the internal affairs’ of Mideast states. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who had been at the two-day Istanbul conference along with over 30 other heads of state and government from Islamic countries, did not attend the closing meeting in protest at the criticisms.
“The (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) Conference deplored Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of the States of the region and other Member States including Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, and Somalia, and its continued support for terrorism,” said the summit’s final statement.

UN – (leans to Shi’ite)  **11/03/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611031047052347-turkey-us-greater-middle-east/ Turkey’s recent military deployment to its borders with Iraq and Syria is an effort to protect Turkey’s national interests and resist US plans to redraw the Middle East, former Turkish air force commander Erdogan Karakus told Sputnik Turkiye.
On August 24, Turkey launched its “Euphrates Shield” operation in Syria, and began to deploy infantry and dozens of tanks across the border to assist units of the FSA in an offensive against Daesh at Jarabulus.
The operation also aims to contain the expansion of US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria, following the success of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in liberating Manbij from Daesh terrorists.
On Tuesday Turkey began to deploy tanks and armored vehicles to the town of Silopi near the Iraqi border, in response to the involvement of militia groups including the Shiite Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and Kurdish Peshmerga in the ongoing operation to liberate Mosul from the Daesh terror group.
Turkey’s requests for its own military involvement in the Iraqi-led, US-backed operation to liberate Mosul have been rebuffed by the Iraqi government.
Former Turkish Air Force Commander Erdogan Karakus told Sputnik Turkiye that Turkey’s preparation for deployment in Iraq is an unwelcome development for the US and its plans to redraw the borders of the Middle East
“The US is trying to implement its project in the Middle East, called ‘Greater Middle East,’ and it’s trying to use the Iraqi government to carry out this aim. However, Turkey’s actions in Iraq are interfering with the US attempt to establish sole control over the whole of Iraq,” Karakus said.
“Washington understands that the current Iraqi government is weak, and is trying to exploit that to realize its Greater Middle East project, which involves the complete re-formatting of the region.”
“The Kurdish territory of Iraq is practically under the control of the US. The Iraqi government is seeking to capture Mosul without the involvement of the Turkish military. If that happens, then Iraq will be under US control, which will lead to its split,” Karakus warned.
Turkey’s operation in Syria intends to liberate Syrian territory from the Daesh terrorist group as far as the city of al-Bab, but Ankara has no intention of entering Aleppo, Karakus said.
The former commander said that Ankara and Moscow are sure to have shared their concerns about the US plan, as demonstrated by the recent visit of Turkey’s Chief of General Staff General Hulusi Akar to Moscow for a meeting with his Russian counterpart General Valery Gerasimov.
“I am sure that Ankara will very soon come to agreement with Damascus, and a joint operation to liberation Syria’s Raqqa from the terror group can be expected soon, because there is no way that Raqqa can be left to the Americans.” “At the moment Turkey is trying to agree with Russia, and with the support of Russian armed forces and those of the Syrian government, to carry out an operation to liberate Raqqa. This scenario would preserve the integrity of Syria and allow the Syrian government to control large areas of territory. In turn, this will be a blow to the US Greater Middle East project.”
The commander said that Turkey is keen to negotiate with Russia and Syria in the knowledge that only a coordination of their forces can prevent the US project to carve up the Middle East.
“Otherwise, if Ankara isn’t able to agree with Moscow and Damascus, it will suffer great losses. Turkey has begun to understand that and is obviously making every effort to join forces with the Russian and Syrian forces,” Karakus said.
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 – (mixed Sunni,Shi’ite) 1/4/16 http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/saudi-arabia-severs-ties-with-iran/?cat_orig=world Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran and ordered diplomats and delegates to leave the kingdom within 48 hours – and shortly after, several other nations followed suit.
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a group of reporters in Riyadh that Saudi Arabia was not going to allow Iran to undermine its security, and referenced the storming of its embassy in Tehran, Reuters reported.
Bahrain, citing Tehran’s “blatant and dangerous interference” in Arab matters, severed diplomatic ties with Iran. The United Arab Emirates said it was “downgrading” diplomatic relations with Iran, “in light of Iran’s ongoing interference in internal GCC and Arab affairs that has recently reached unprecedented levels,” the country said in a statement reported by CNN.
Sudan’s government booted the Iranian ambassador and Iran’s whole diplomatic mission, and recalled its own ambassador from Tehran. And Russia and China called on the countries to reel in their tensions.

UAE – (mixed Sunni,Shi’ite) 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) (mixed Sunni,Shi’ite. Leans Shi’ite)

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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, is every nation/state of the Middle East and the US. US has united against Israel, with plans for her destruction!(The Scarlet Coloured Beast {countries/kingdoms/nations coalition})

Israel – 9/15/16 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/217869 Danon stated that, “This is a distorted view of the situation. The obstacle to peace starts and ends with the Palestinian incitement to terrorism, and Mahmoud Abbas’ refusal to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.”
“Instead of directly condemning Hamas and its building of terror tunnels, and instead of investing time and resources in[to] ensuring that the Palestinians end their incitement, the Secretary General chooses to condemn Israel on a regular basis.”
This is not the first time that Ban has condemned Israel while holding PA and Hamas terrorists absolutely guiltless.

Iran, Russia (US) – **9/16/16 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Saudi-prince-warns-Iran-against-using-force-to-pursue-rivalry-467795 DUBAI – A senior Saudi official, responding to Iranian criticism of Riyadh’s management of the haj pilgrimage, urged Iran to end what he called wrong attitudes towards Arabs and warned it against any use of force in its rivalry with the kingdom.
Mecca province governor Prince Khaled al-Faisal, in remarks likely to be seen as a reference to Iran, added that the orderly conduct of the pilgrimage this year “is a response to all the lies and slanders made against the kingdom.”
The remarks carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Wednesday evening follow an escalating war of words between Shi’ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia since a crush at the annual haj pilgrimage a year ago in which hundreds of pilgrims, many of them Iranians, died.
SPA quoted Prince Khaled as telling journalists his message to the Iranian leadership was “I pray to God Almighty to guide them and to deter them from their transgression and their wrong attitudes toward their fellow Muslim among the Arabs in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and around the world”.
“But if they are preparing an army to invade us, we are not easily taken by someone who would make war on us.”
“When we desire, and with the help of God Almighty, we will deter every aggressor and will never relent in protecting this holy land and our dear country. No one can defile any part from our country if any one of us remains on the face of the earth.”
No top Iranian leader has called for war with Saudi Arabia, something neither country wants.

Prophecy: [Dan 7:7-8 NKJV] 7 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It [was] different from all the beasts that [were] before it, and it had ten horns. 8 “I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, [were] eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.

Three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots – Syria, Iraq, Libya

Syria – 11/07/16 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/219933 Heavy fighting in Kurdish battle for Raqa.
After meeting fierce resistance, the Kurdish forces fighting to capture key city of Raqa from ISIS advances toward goal.
(AFP) A US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance pushed closer to Raqa in Syria while Iraqi forces seized a key town near Mosul as offensives advanced Monday against the two Islamic State group strongholds.
After announcing the launch of the long-awaited assault on Raqa on Sunday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance said it had moved south towards the city despite fierce jihadist resistance.
South of Mosul, Iraqi forces retook Hamam al-Alil from ISIS, a key objective in their three-week advance on the city.
**11/03/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611031047052347-turkey-us-greater-middle-east/ Turkey’s recent military deployment to its borders with Iraq and Syria is an effort to protect Turkey’s national interests and resist US plans to redraw the Middle East, former Turkish air force commander Erdogan Karakus told Sputnik Turkiye.
4/14/16 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/New-Aleppo-assault-casts-fresh-cloud-over-Syria-peace-talks-451259 (Residents look for survivors at a damaged site after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar Assad in Aleppo. (photo credit: REUTERS))
Syria’s army backed by Russian warplanes launched an assault north of Aleppo on Thursday, threatening to block a vital rebel route into the city in fighting that has cast new clouds over Geneva peace talks.
Syria’s recent upsurge in fighting, particularly around the northern city of Aleppo, has proven the most acute challenge yet to a cessation of hostilities deal agreed in February and soured an already bleak mood as opposing sides gather in Geneva.
Outlining its bargaining position, the opposition High Negotiating Council (HNC) told Reuters it would be willing to share equally in a transitional council with the government, but repeated its rejection of a role for President Bashar al-Assad.
Assad’s supporters, including Iran, say he should be able to run in a future presidential election.
Putin said: “It is necessary to accept – for all to agree and sit down at the negotiating table – to accept the constitution and on the basis of the constitution to hold elections. That is the way to get out of the crisis.”
HNC spokesman Salim al-Muslat said there was room for negotiation on how to handle Assad’s departure: “For a solution, to really help Syria to get relief, then let them suggest what they want for Assad and we discuss it.”

Iraq – **11/03/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611031047052347-turkey-us-greater-middle-east/ Turkey’s recent military deployment to its borders with Iraq and Syria is an effort to protect Turkey’s national interests and resist US plans to redraw the Middle East, former Turkish air force commander Erdogan Karakus told Sputnik Turkiye.
**11/02/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611021046977685-western-powers-may-destablize-syria/  On Monday US Secretary of State John Kerry attended talks on Libya with the German, French and British foreign ministers — a meeting that may serve as a harbinger for more war in the Middle East as western nations beat a path to Syria.
Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Masoud Barzani recently told a German newspaper, “The time has long been ripe for it but we are currently concentrating on the fight against Daesh. As soon as Mosul is liberated, we will meet with our partners in Baghdad and talk about our independence.”
Norton said the breakup of Iraq is imminent, “Closer than it ever has been.” He also noted similar moves towards Kurdish independence happening in Rojava, an autonomous Kurdish region along Syria’s Turkish border.
“So there are attempts, in Iraq and Syria, to use this conflict [in Mosul] and the resulting chaos to establish permanent Kurdish states. Unfortunately, what both are doing, they’re relying on US imperialism to do this so this involves treachery on their part. And I don’t think the Syrians or Iraqis will be made to overlook that treachery.”
Loud and Clear host Brian Becker pointed out that current issues in the Middle East can be traced to the Sykes-Picot agreement that was signed a hundred years ago. This secret agreement between France, Britain and tsarist Russia saw the three nations divide the remnants of the splintered Ottoman Empire.
Asked how Washington would view Kurdish independence, Norton replied, “I think the US is using the Kurds as ground forces in Syria and Iraq and I think they will abandon them as soon as that use is over.” He suggested that the United States “Wants to assert domination in the region after its defeat in Iraq in 2003, and so the chaos that has resulted on the back of the Arab spring has allowed the US to try and use proxies to do what they can’t do via hard power.”
4/16/15 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-vote-idUSKCN0XD0O7  BAGHDAD Iraq’s powerful Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr warned on Saturday he would re-start protests within 72 hours if the nation’s leaders failed to vote on a cabinet of technocrats proposed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to tackle corruption.
Sadr addressed his warning to Abadi, who belongs to the Shi’ite majority, and to the two other top state officials, President Fuad Masum, a Kurd, and Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, a Sunni Muslim.
“The three presidencies should coordinate in order to hold a session and present a cabinet of independent technocrats,” Sadr said, demanding that current ministers resign immediately.
Iraq, a major OPEC exporter which sits on one of the world’s largest oil reserves, ranks 161th out of 168 countries on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index.
Corruption became a major issue after oil prices collapsed in 2014, shrinking the state budget at a time when it needed additional income to pay for war on the hardline Sunni group.

Libya – 4/16/16 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-france-germany-idUSKCN0XD0JB The West is counting on the unity government to tackle Islamic State militants in Libya and prevent new flows of migrants heading north across the Mediterranean, though the new government’s leaders are still trying to establish themselves in Tripoli. “Nothing will be done unless the government wants it and examines it in a very concrete manner,” said French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.
Libya slipped into political turmoil after a NATO backed air campaign helped rebels topple autocrat Muammar Gaddafi five years ago. Paris played a leading part in the campaign, but has regretted the lack of support given to the authorities afterwards.
Since 2014 the country has had two competing sets of parliaments and governments in Tripoli and the east, both backed by loose alliances of armed brigades.

The P5+1  (USA, Britain, France, Germany, China (+1 – Russia)) AND Iran (3/9/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-presidential-adviser-whole-mideast-is-iranian/  (Iran declares themselves, today,  to be leader) 9/16/16 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Saudi-prince-warns-Iran-against-using-force-to-pursue-rivalry-467795 DUBAI – A senior Saudi official, responding to Iranian criticism of Riyadh’s management of the haj pilgrimage, urged Iran to end what he called wrong attitudes towards Arabs and warned it against any use of force in its rivalry with the kingdom.
Mecca province governor Prince Khaled al-Faisal, in remarks likely to be seen as a reference to Iran, added that the orderly conduct of the pilgrimage this year “is a response to all the lies and slanders made against the kingdom.”
The remarks carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Wednesday evening follow an escalating war of words between Shi’ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia since a crush at the annual haj pilgrimage a year ago in which hundreds of pilgrims, many of them Iranians, died.
SPA quoted Prince Khaled as telling journalists his message to the Iranian leadership was “I pray to God Almighty to guide them and to deter them from their transgression and their wrong attitudes toward their fellow Muslim among the Arabs in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and around the world”.
“But if they are preparing an army to invade us, we are not easily taken by someone who would make war on us.”
“When we desire, and with the help of God Almighty, we will deter every aggressor and will never relent in protecting this holy land and our dear country. No one can defile any part from our country if any one of us remains on the face of the earth.”
No top Iranian leader has called for war with Saudi Arabia, something neither country wants.
(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 and Saudi Arabia,  scrambling to have meetings, and the nuclear bomb discussions so stressed. Iran moving a great number of troops to battle ISIS. Russia, China and many others are joining the battle. Obviously, our Lord’s return is imminent. Be in prayer, be ready, comfort one another with our hope in the Lord’s return! (The Scarlet Coloured Beast {countries/kingdoms/nations coalition})

Turkey wants to be leader! *11/09/16 http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/americas-top-spy-2-in-3-nations-face-possible-collapse/  He continued: “About two-thirds of the nations around the world are at some risk of instability right now, that is, they exhibit some characteristic of instability. But, we can’t predict which specific government will collapse next or when that will happen. That’s why it’s ‘unpredictable.’ And it’s something the whole world is dealing with now.”
4/2/16 http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-risk-of-nuclear-terrorism-via-isis-supply-line-through-turkey/ Now, two Belgian nuclear power plant workers at Doel have joined ISIS,with important knowledge of the nuclear sites that could be exploited by the terrorist group. As a result, Brussels has stepped up security and posted armed guards at the country’s nuclear facilities. The havoc a nuclear terrorist attack could wreak in an urban area like New York, London, or Berlin is urgent enough that the leaders scheduled a special session on this threat during the two-day summit. However, a key remedy to address this threat was already underscored back in February by CIA Chief John-Brennan — cutting off ISIS supply line through Turkey.
China shares this suspicion. Writing in CCTV, Professor Han Xudongfrom PLA National Defense University observed that Turkey’s invasion of northern Iraq in October was likely to keep borders open for Turkish “convoys” to enter Turkey from Iraq, since “with the increase of air power by the Russian air force, it has become more difficult for the “convoys” to enter Turkey from Syria.”

7/27/16 http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-netanyahus-new-illustrated-world-israel-has-just-five-enemies/

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Those eye-catching red patches indicate improved ties with diplomatic and economic powerhouses such as Japan, China, Russia, South Korea, Singapore and India; increasing cooperation with Greece and Cyprus; normalization with Turkey; and robust ties with Azerbaijan, which Netanyahu plans to visit soon. A striking omission from this category is Egypt, which the map shows in green despite a noticeable rapprochement between Cairo and Jerusalem.

Ten countries in Africa are colored red: Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, (states Netanyahu visited earlier this month) Tanzania (which recently announced its intention to open its first-ever embassy in Israel), Guinea (which last week re-established diplomatic ties with Jerusalem after a 49-year hiatus), Chad (where Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold visited last week), South Sudan, Zambia and Ivory Coast.
In August 2015, Netanyahu declared Latin America to be “one of the main objectives of the State of Israel in the context of its efforts to develop markets that will contribute to increasing economic growth.” As things stand, on his map, only three countries there are marked red: Colombia, Paraguay and Argentina.

Brazil, the world’s seventh largest economy — with which Israel seeks to further develop commercial ties, but with which it had a diplomatic falling out over the aborted appointment of ex-settler leader Dani Dayan — appears in green, signifying the absence of “special relations.”

Mexico, Chile, Panama and South Africa — countries that have full diplomatic ties with Israel and significant Jewish communities — are likewise in green.

There are plenty of obvious and some interesting inclusions among the countries colored blue on Netanyahu’s map, signaling “good relations” with Israel: The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand (despite a recent diplomatic spat) and all of Europe — East and West — despite ongoing tension over the European Union’s critical approach to Israeli policies vis-a-vis the Palestinians and other differences.

But two European countries are singled out as a little less friendly than the others: Sweden and Ireland appear in light blue, illustrating their particularly critical attitudes toward Israel. Sweden is the only Western European nation that recognized a Palestinian state, but what Ireland did to deserve a lighter shade of blue than similarly pro-Palestinian EU member states is somewhat unclear. (Denmark is also in light blue but this appears to be a technical error).

How it all ties together:
Rev 13:1And I stood upon the sand of the sea
(‘sea’ in scripture imagery stands for the populace, the unorganized mass of mankind (Isa 60:5; Dan 7:2,3; Mt.13:47; Lk 21:25;)),

and saw a beast (17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns) (Who is this beast)

rise up out of the sea (‘sea’ in scripture imagery stands for the populace, the unorganized mass of mankind (Isa 60:5; Dan 7:2,3; Mt.13:47; Lk 21:25;)),

having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, (17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns) (Rev 12:3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 12:9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.) (Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years) (These 10 crowns/horns (see Dan 7:24) are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. (Dan 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream [is] certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/ottomanempire_1.shtml (These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya: corresponding to the ten toes of the image.) At its peak it included:

  • Turkey
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Macedonia
  • Hungary
  • Palestine
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Parts of Arabia
  • Much of the coastal strip of North Africa

The empire officially ended on the 1st November 1922, when the Ottoman sultanate was abolished and Turkey was declared a republic. The Ottoman caliphate continued as an institution, with greatly reduced authority, until it too was abolished on the 3rd March 1924.]

and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. [“Allah”- “Praise “Allah”] (17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns) (Who is this woman? Mystery Babylon! Maybe Saudi Arabia or Russia or ?)

2 And the beast (17:3 a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns) 

which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion:  (Daniel 7:3″And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other.
4″The first [was] like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
5″And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and [had] three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’
6″After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.
7″After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It [was] different from all the beasts that [were] before it, and it had ten horns.
8″I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, [were] eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.

17’Those great beasts, which are four, [are] four kings [which] arise out of the earth.
23″Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all [other] kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces.
24The ten horns [are] ten kings [Who] shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first [ones], And shall subdue three kings. (ISIS)
25He shall speak [pompous] words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then [the saints] shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time. (3 1/2 years)
26’But the court shall be seated, And they shall take away his dominion, To consume and destroy [it] forever). (Dan 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, [are] four kings, [which] shall arise out of the earth.)
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all [things]: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. 41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. 42 And [as] the toes of the feet [were] part of iron, and part of clay, [so] the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream [is] certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. (note there are 5 counting the toes))

and the dragon (Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand year) 

gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. Isa 14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so] shall it stand: 25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. 26 This [is] the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this [is] the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. 27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out, and who shall turn it back?)

3And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4And they worshipped the dragon (Rev 12:9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.) (Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years)

which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, (“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship – acknowledges his power) (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. (see Isa 14:24-27))

saying, Who [is] like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things (now speaking of the antichrist man, a leader)

and blasphemies; (“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship – acknowledges his power) (17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy having seven heads and ten horns) 

and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months. (3 ½ years)
6And he opened his mouth (now speaking of the antichrist man, a leader) 

in blasphemy (“Allah”- “Praise “Allah”)

against God, to blaspheme His name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 
7And 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. (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. (see Isa 14:24-27))

8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, (“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship – acknowledges his power, bowing down) (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. (see Isa 14:24-27))

whose names are not written in the book of life (the unsaved) of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Rev 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.)

12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship – acknowledges his power, bowing down)

13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. (see Isa 14:24-27))

by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (bow down, convert to, “Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship – acknowledges his power)

16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: (Rev 14:9 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 “And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”)

17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18Here is wisdom. 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. (In the Codex Sinaiticus there are three Greek symbols that have been interpreted to be 666.)

Revelation 17:1 
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment
(Chap 18)

of the great harlot (17:5 and on her forehead a name [was] written MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH) (18and the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth. “Babylon”)

who sits on many waters (15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues)

2 “with whom the kings of the earth (The Scarlet Beast)

committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman (17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH) (18 the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth. “Babylon)

sitting on a scarlet beast (15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues)

[which was] full of names of blasphemy (“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship (acknowledges his power)),

having seven heads and ten horns. (12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast.”)

4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
5 And on her forehead a name [was] written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 I saw the woman, (17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH) (18the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth. “Babylon)

drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman (17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH) (18 the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth. “Babylon) (17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy (“Allah”- “Praise “Allah” – worship (acknowledges his power)), having seven heads and ten horns)

and of the beast (5 the scarlet beast, (15 peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues))

that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. (12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast.”)

8 “The beast that you saw (5 the scarlet beast, (15 peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues))

was, and is not, and will ascend (the Ottoman Empire)(Dan 7:23The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. 24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom (These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, corresponding to the ten toes of the image.) [are] ten kings [that] shall arise and another shall rise after them (ISIS); and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/ottomanempire_1.shtml At its peak it included:

  • Turkey
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Macedonia
  • Hungary
  • Palestine
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Parts of Arabia
  • Much of the coastal strip of North Africa

The empire officially ended on the 1st November 1922, when the Ottoman sultanate was abolished and Turkey was declared a republic. The Ottoman caliphate continued as an institution, with greatly reduced authority, until it too was abolished on the 3rd March 1924.)

out of the bottomless pit (Rev 9:1,2; 20:1,2;) and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world (ISIS),

when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. (the Ottoman Empire)

9 “Here [is] the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains (17:2 kings of the earth and inhabitants of the earth) (note: A mountain is one of the Biblical symbols of a kingdom authority, or rule. See: Dan 2:45; Isa 2:2; 13:4; 25:6-7; Jer 51:25-29; Micah 4:1; Rev 13:4;) (see ‘Nuclear Showdown in Iran’ by Bill Salus, page 125, ‘Although the Bible often refers to mountains in a literal, geographical sense, it may allude to the leadership or government of a nation in the typological sense.’)

on which the woman sits. (2 the kings and the inhabitants of the earth) (15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues)

10 “There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, [and] the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time (ISIS Leader?).

11 “The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. (the Ottoman Empire),

12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. (These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, corresponding to the ten toes of the image. Dan 2:41-45)

13 “These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
14 “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those [who are] with Him [are] called, chosen, and faithful.”
15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
16 “And the ten horns which you saw on the beast (These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya  corresponding to the ten toes of the image. Dan 2:41-45),

these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. (Chap 18)

17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose (Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. Isa 14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so] shall it stand: 25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. 26 This [is] the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this [is] the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. 27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out, and who shall turn it back?),

to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, (These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya corresponding to the ten toes of the image. Dan 2:41-45)

until the words of God are fulfilled.
18 “And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.(17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH)

1/5/16 http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-the-iran-saudi-arabia-conflict-a-clash-of-civilizations/ The cold war between the two regional powers is likely to heat up, reviving an age-old sectarian war between Sunni and Shiite Islam in which every country and group in the Middle East will have to choose a side.
Consider the list: Lebanon, where for more than a year and a half there has been no president, partly because of the tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran; Yemen, where a civil war is being waged with the direct intervention of Saudi forces and Iranian advisers; Syria, of course, where Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are fighting militias funded by Riyadh; Iraq (which is in many ways similar to Syria in that regard); and even the West Bank, where the Iranians give financial support to the Islamic Jihad, to the A-Sabireen movement in Gaza and, to a limited extent, to Hamas.
And indeed, nearly all the actors in the Middle Eastern arena now understand that the Iranian declarations are not hollow and that Tehran will try to give them substance in the form of an attack on the Saudi kingdom.
Any revenge attack via Shiite actors will draw a Saudi response. Which means, as the London-based site Al Araby Al Jadeed wrote Monday, the cold war will heat up suddenly into a more much more dangerous confrontation between the two countries.
It has to be said that this crisis, which is likely to lead to a clash of the two civilizations, Shiite and Sunni, does not come as much of a shock.
Hamas is not alone. From now on, the name of the game in our region is that every country or organization will have to choose a side. The Israeli-Arab conflict no longer interests decision-makers in Riyadh or Cairo; rather the battle for the future of the Middle East between Shiites and Sunnis occupies center stage.
Almost 1,400 years have passed since the first battles broke out within the Muslim world between the inheritors of the Prophet Muhammad, which led to the schism between Shiites and Sunnis, and it seems little has changed here: We are returning to the same very old sectarian war, which is likely to lead to severe ongoing bloodshed that will once again shape the face of the region.
1/5/16 http://defensetech.org/2016/01/04/u-s-navy-plans-to-fly-first-drone-swarm-this-summer/ The U.S. Navy is a leader in the area of swarm warfare, (LOCUST) the threat has been analyzed in a number of papers from the Naval Postgraduate School analyze the threat. Some of these are classified, but a 2012 paper by Loc Pham, “UAV Swarm Attack”  is open and makes uncomfortable reading.
Chung is staging a contest for swarms of small drones carry out simulated battles as a way of evaluating tactics and technology. His basic scenario is a 50-versus-50 encounter in which the Blue defenders attempt to stop Red attackers from getting through. Nobody knows much about drone-versus-drone combat yet, especially on this scale. How much autonomy do the drones need? How can the swarm commander stay in control in a fast-moving action?  How do quality and quantity balance out in battling swarms?
With manned aircraft, the pilot’s life counts for a lot; but swarming drones are expendable and high “casualties” do not matter. This is a very different world to the dogfights we have seen before.
The battles will be fought with small drones even cheaper than those used in LOCUST, but the tactics they discover may shape the future of warfare.
When a swarm of drones heads for an American carrier some time in the future, they might be intercepted by a defensive swarm. What happens next — whether the aircraft on the carrier’s deck are destroyed, or whether the attackers are beaten off — will depend on which side has the best grasp of an entirely new form of warfare.

{Rev 9:2,3 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.}

For the time [has come] for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if [it begins] with us first, what will [be] the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 1Pe 4:17 (The Gospel: the Birth, Life, Death, Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Messiah, and Eternal Life)

See: ‘Nuclear Showdown in Iran ‘ by Bill Salus.

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.

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 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.

4/5/16 http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/04/05/Upgrade-to-offer-power-boost-to-worlds-brightest-X-ray-laser/1791459877563/ The X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is getting a second laser beam, this one 10,000 times brighter than the first. At a million pulses per second, the new beam will also be able to fire 8,000 times faster.
 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,

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HAS THE DRAGON GIVEN ISIS HIS POWER, HIS THRONE, AND GREAT AUTHORITY?
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12/02/16 https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/12/02/senior-tehran-cleric-calls-for-retaliation-after-us-senate-backs-extension-of-iran-sanctions-act/ Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Backs Extension of Iran Sanctions Act. Meanwhile, according to Mehr, several Iranian MPs plan to present a bill on Sunday that would require the Iranian government to resume all nuclear activities if Obama signs the extension of the Iran Sanctions Act.
In an interview with The Algemeiner earlier this week, Behnam Ben Taleblu — senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) think tank in Washington, DC — said top Iranian officials — including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — are currently trying to “blackmail” the US into making further concessions.

Last month, Ilan Berman — vice president of the DC-based American Foreign Policy Council think tank — told The Algemeiner that Iran feared it could be the “big loser” from Donald Trump’s election victory.

12/01/16 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/19098/Iran-planning-to-set-up-naval-bases-on-Yemeni-Syrian-coasts The chief of staff of Iran’s military, Gen. Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, said Wednesday that his country needs distant military bases so it is planning to establish ones on the coasts of Yemen and Syria. He claimed such an Iranian military presence on Middle Eastern shores “is worth dozens of times more” than nuclear technology. Tehran is adopting a strategy similar to that of Moscow, which is preparing to intervene in Libya in exchange for use of an airbase, as DEBKAfile reported exclusively on Monday.
12/01/16 https://sputniknews.com/business/201612011048033205-usa-dp-allocates-billions-russia-ventre/ MOSCOW (Sputnik) — DP World signed the act of a joint venture for acquiring a share in a terminal in Novorossiysk, a deal that has to be approved by the Russian government before the UAE company can begin investing in it, the company’s head said.
Sulayem added that DP World was excited for the prospects of developing its business in Russia and considered the new joint venture a very good investment. DP World is especially interested in Novorossiysk, the Baltic Sea and the Far East, as the three points are crucial for improving logistics in Russia, according to Sulayem. DP World, founded in 2005, operates 77 marine and inland terminals on six continents and provides supply chain and logistics solutions.
11/30/16 http://www.debka.com/article/25806/Israel-jets-mark-go-it-alone-policy-on-Syria Arab media carried conflicting reports wich described Israeli warplanes striking in and around Damascus overnight Tuesday, Nov. 29, with “four long-range Popeye” missiles fired from Lebanese air space on the government-held town of Al-Saboorah, a western suburb of Damascus, near the highway to Beirut.

A Lebanese newspaper reported that a Syrian army ammunition depot was destroyed in one of the raids, while other strikes hit and damaged a Hizballah arms convoy bound for Lebanon on the Damascus-Beirut Highway. There was also speculation, later denied, that one of the air strikes aimed at assassinating a senior Hizballah figure.

None of these reports were confirmed by Israel or any other official source.

Even so, Israel’s reported military action against enemy targets in Syria is bound to have repercussions in the next 24 hours, since, whatever took place, broke out of the secret overarching understandings on Syria reached provisionally this month between US President elect Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
If the Arab media reporting on Israeli air attacks on Syrian military and Hizballah targets in Damascus from Lebanese air space are confirmed, Jerusalem will be shown to have followed Ankara in backing away from those short-lived, understandings, opting instead for an independent policy in its own security interests with regard to Syria.
11/28/16 http://www.debka.com/article/25804/New-Putin-move-to-win-a-military-base-in-Libya Libyan Gen Khalifa Hafter arrived in Moscow Sunday, Nov. 26, with a request for Russian arms and military support for his army. He was welcomed in Moscow, which saw an opening for Russia to gain its first military base in North Africa. According to DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources, President Vladimir Putin began to envision a second Mediterranean base on the coast of Benghazi, twin to Hmeimim in Syria’s Latakia. This one would accommodate Russian naval as well as air units and be located 700km from Europe.
The US-born Hafter, a general in the army of the late Muammar Qaddafi, carries the title of supreme commander of the Libyan army. However, Libya is today riddled with hundreds of militias vying for control. Haftar heads a powerful group that was once backed by the United States. But since refusing to recognize the government established by the UN in Tripoli, he relies mainly on the support of Egypt and some of the Gulf emirates for his eastern Libyan Benghazi stronghold.
Egypt and the UAE provide Hafter’s army with air support from Egyptian bases in the Western Desert. It was their leaders who urged him to accept the Russian invitation to Moscow and bid for military assistance.
Egypt and the UAE provide Hafter’s army with air support from Egyptian bases in the Western Desert. It was their leaders who urged him to accept the Russian invitation to Moscow and bid for military assistance.
This was Hafter’s second trip to Moscow. He was there in June and met with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and National Security Adviser Nikolai Patrushev. Then, the Kremlin was wary of extending military aid to the maverick Libyan general.  US, Italian and British special forces were at the time pressing a major offensive to drive ISIS out of the key Libyan port of Sirte. However, this offensive has still not achieved its goal.
Putin is now offering Hafter’s army jet fighters attack helicopters, armored vehicles and assorted missiles as well as air support for fighting the Islamic State.
It is too soon to say whether the Russian leader’s Libya initiative betokens an invitation to the new US president to work together in the Middle East, or he is cashing in on an uncertain transition period between the presidencies to build up a stack of chips ready to face Trump as a rival power.
At all events, Russian planes in Hmeimim are capable of covering the 1,500km distance to Libya, while the Russian carrier Admiral Kusnetzev is anchored not far away, off Syria’s Mediterranean shore. Both are therefore available for operations in support of the Libyan general.
This would be the first time a Russian aircraft carrier went into action in this part of the Mediterranean.
The battles ongoing along the Mediterranean coast his week among the various militias, including Hafter’s army, are in fact a tug-o’-war for control of Libya’s oil fields. Libya’s oil riches are certainly not absent from Putin’s calculations. Moscow’s assistance in helping his Libyan visitor gain the upper hand in this struggle could augur the first Russian stake in the Libyan oil industry.
11/28/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611281047906269-israel-17-f35/ TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — Israel expects to receive the first two F-35 fighter jets in December, which will become the first aircraft of such type in the Middle East.
“The Ministerial Committee on National Security Affairs headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has unanimously decided to acquire 17 F-35 fighter jets. Thus, the total number of such machines, which will be delivered to the Israeli Air Force, will amount to 50,” the press service said. In June, IAF Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Tal Kalman said that the IAF planned to purchase 75 F-35 fighter jets. The F-35 project is the most ambitious and expensive weapon system in the history of the US Defense Department, with a cost of some $1.5 trillion.
11/28/16 http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-air-force-officer-syrias-the-global-stage-everybodys-playing-there/ Israel Air Force officer: ‘Syria’s the global stage, everybody’s playing there.’
Senior official gives military’s view of Syrian civil war, and how Israeli jets navigate the dangerously full skies next door.
For years, Israel was without rival in the skies over the Middle East, but with the Russian military placing an advanced anti-aircraft system — the S-400 — in Syria, that dynamic has changed and turned the once open skies into a far more difficult space to navigate, according to a senior Israeli Air Force official.
The Syrian civil war, which has ravaged the country over the past five years, has become something of an international free-for-all, with not only hundreds of local militias, but nations from all over the world taking part in the fighting.
A United States-led coalition of some 17 countries has been leading a large aerial campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Meanwhile Russia, Iran and Hezbollah have teamed up with the Bashar Assad regime to fight the various rebel groups threatening to topple the Alawite leader.
“Syria’s the global stage, everybody’s playing there,” the senior officer said.
Metaphorically speaking, the officer compared the situation in Syria to a military “laboratory,” where the visiting armies have been testing new weaponry and tactics.
Approximately 400,000 people are estimated to have died since March 2011 when the war began and millions have been displaced by the fighting, though figures vary between the numerous monitoring organizations.
For Israel, which once enjoyed nearly unchallenged air superiority in the region, the arrival of the Russian military and its S-400 missile defense system — one of the most advanced in the world — into the region made the situation in Syria “a challenge,” he said.
In July, for instance, a Russian drone entered Israeli airspace, apparently by accident. After multiple failed attempts by the IAF to bring it down, the unmanned aerial vehicle returned to Syrian airspace. And in April, Israeli media reported that the Russians had fired on Israeli jets on two occasions, though the Kremlin officially denied the incidents.
11/28/16 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220919 Qatari minister: Gaza could turn into ‘launching pad’ for ISIS.
Qatar’s foreign minister warns that Israel’s naval blockade could turn Gaza into an easy launching pad for ISIS recruiters.
Palestinian infighting and years of an Israeli blockade could turn Gaza into an easy “launching pad” for Islamic State (ISIS) recruiters, Qatar’s foreign minister warned on Sunday, according to Reuters.
Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said in an interview in Doha that a blockade imposed on Gaza’s borders by Israel and Egypt had turned the territory into an “open-air prison”
Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza is meant to prevent Gaza’s Hamas terrorist rulers from smuggling in weapons and explosives.
The United Nations-backed Palmer report, released in 2011, determined that Israel’s blockade of Gaza is perfectly legal. Despite that report, UN and EU officials have demanded that Israel lift the blockade.
Qatar is a major backer of Hamas and has provided more than 1,000 apartments to residents of Gaza whose homes were destroyed during Operation Protective Edge in 2014.
Reports last year indicated that Qatar halted its financial support for Hamas in order to push the group to change its policy against Egypt, which Qatar had just reconciled with.
Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar said, however, that the report was completely untrue.
Sheikh Mohammed told Reuters that advancing unity efforts between Hamas and rival Fatah, which controls Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria, as well as easing the blockades should not be “forgotten about” because of war unfolding across the Middle East.
“We believe this will be a step for having some relief for the people of Gaza. Forgetting Palestine – postponing it until later – will be much riskier,” he warned..
11/27/16 http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/11/26/look-steven-bannon-and-his-years-harvard-business-school/B2m0j85jh5jRKzKbMastzK/story.html A device containing the nuclear material Iridium-192 has gone missing from Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant and may have been stolen, according to a report by the Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Aawsaat.
It is feared that the material could be used to construct a dirty bomb, a conventional weapon equipped with nuclear material which is used to spread nuclear material and deadly radiation around the area of the explosion.
Asharq Al-Aawsaat reported that a vehicle carrying the device was stolen as it was being transported from the Bushehr facility. The vehicle was later found, but the device was gone.
The identity of the thief is unknown, as is the reason the purpose for which the device was stolen.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA defines) Iridium-192, a highly unstable isotope which emits both electrons and gamma-rays, as a category-2 radioactive substance. It is used primarily to locate structural flaws in metals. Substances with a category-2 classification can permanently injure or even kill a human being if exposed to the material within hours or days.
The theft was reported to the IAEA earlier this month. The IAEA then warned neighboring Gulf States of the danger the isotope poses.
**11/21/16  http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/734711/EU-army-agreed-strasbourg-defence-Britain-pays-bill-blame-Brexit-article-50-NATO-SHAPE  THE EU will tonight debate for the creation of a continent wide super army that will be up and running next year – and blame BREXIT for its creation.
Brussels politicians will convene in the French city of Strasbourg to thrash out the plans that will cost taxpayers’ £420m-a-year.
They will vote on the issue to establish an “EU-wide system for the coordination of rapid movement of defence forces personnel” across Europe.
If agreed Britain will not only be forced to foot the bill because it is timetabled for before the triggering of Article 50, but it will also be legally drawn into it.
11/21/16 https://sputniknews.com/europe/201611221047692361-eu-ukraine-gas-transit/ The EU diplomat said on Monday that the European partners were closely monitoring the reforms of the Ukrainian energy sector, and would continue to exert the necessary efforts to ensure that Ukraine would remain an important partner in the issue of natural gas transportation, understanding Kiev’s concerns about the recent Brussels’ decisions regarding the main pipelines, according to Kistion’s press service.
Despite the fact that the European Commission has consistently advocated for the gas transit through Ukraine, it has recently expanded the access of Russian energy giant Gazprom to the Opal pipeline. The Opal connects the Russia-initiated Nord Stream pipeline with Europe’s gas transportation network, up to 90 percent, preserving the last 10 percent as a reserve for the third countries.
11/18/16 http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/1st-genetically-edited-gene-injected-into-human/ Scientists are now on the cusp of creating a more perfect human – one that could avoid major diseases and live well past the century mark.
Chinese scientists on Oct. 28 became the first in the world to inject an adult human with cells that contain genes that have been “edited” using the cutting-edge CRISPR/Cas9 technology.
The edited cells were injected by a team from the Sichuan University in Chengdu, as part of a clinical trial against aggressive lung cancer. Experts say the stage has now been set for a biomedical race between the U.S. and China.
“If you haven’t heard of CRISPR as yet, you soon will,” reports ScienceAlert.com. “The new gene-editing technique is poised to revolutionize the way we treat disease, by offering scientists a quick and easy way to cut and paste genes from our DNA.
“CRISPR/Cas9 basically works like a pair of molecular scissors. Researchers just need to program it, and it can cut out certain genes — or add new ones — far more cheaply and quickly than any previous genetic tools.”
“I think this is going to trigger ‘Sputnik 2.0’, a biomedical duel on progress between China and the United States,” said June, the adviser for a planned U.S. clinical trial that will use CRISPR to target three genes in participants’ cells, with the goal of treating various cancers. He expects the trial to start in early 2017. And in March 2017, a group at Peking University in Beijing hopes to start three clinical trials using CRISPR against bladder, prostate and renal-cell cancers.
If paid for by insurance, the new technology could be a blessing for millions of cancer patients.
But some warn there could be a “dark side” to this scientific advance.
Tom Horn, a Christian author, filmmaker and researcher, is one who has concerns. He and partner Sharon Gilbert have been warning about the dangers of transhumanism for years.
In a book Horn co-authors with several other researchers, “Pandemonium’s Engine,” he lays out the dangers of transhumanism.
Citing Cris D. Putnam definition, “Transhumanism is a transnational technocratic trend that promises to break through human biological limitations by radically redesigning humanity.”
Carl Gallups, a pastor, radio host and author of several books on biblical prophecy, takes a look at the CRISPR technology and other advances in transhumanism in his latest work, “When the Lion Roars: Understanding the Implications of Ancient Prophecies for Our Time.”
Among the most controversial aspects of CRISPR Cas9 research and development are the experiments in genetic modification — even that of human infants — animal/human hybrids, and “eternal life” technologies.
“Yet, as these same scientists uncover increasingly more information about DNA/RNA and specifically CRISPR Cas9, they discover the unfathomable intricacies of its information, communication and transportation systems – the very systems they hope might somehow grant them ‘eternal life.’ Yet, they refuse to turn to the one who created it all – so that they might truly have eternal life through Jesus Christ.”
“And when one considers the ‘eternal life’ technology promised by CRISPR Cas9 investigators, what student of prophecy cannot help but think of those doleful words found in Revelation 9:6, ‘During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.’”
11/17/16 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-kurds-yazidi-idUSKBN13C0GC?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29 By John Davison | BASHIQA, IRAQ
For the first time since Islamic State militants swept into Bashiqa two years ago forcing him to flee, 61-year-old Barakat has finally found work – on Sunday he will be coming back to help clear debris from the destruction wrought upon his home town.
He and others who have been living in exile gathered in the town on Wednesday, just over a week after Kurdish peshmerga forces drove the jihadists out.
Yazidi, Christian and Muslim former neighbors and old friends kissed and greeted each other. But it will be a long time before they can move back for good.
Rashid, Bakarat and other men had come to listen to an address by Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq.
Nominally under the jurisdiction of Baghdad, the area is controlled by the KRG and Barzani spoke only Kurdish.
“Daesh is gone. But even if they came back I’d stay put, and I’d fight to the death if necessary,” Rashid said, dressed in combat fatigues and a black cap.
“We know their tactics now and we’re not scared anymore.”
11/17/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611181047563703-assad-sarkozy-syria-peace/ MOSCOW (Sputnik) —France’s former leader Nicolas Sarkozy says a peaceful future in civil-war-torn Syria is not conceivable under the presidency of Bashar Assad.
During Thursday debates, Sarkozy recalled that Assad “did not represent the future of Syria, otherwise we are no longer humanists.”
11/16/16 https://sputniknews.com/military/201611161047520729-pacom-needs-ship-killing-systems/ “The Army should be in the business of sinking ships with land-based, surface-to-ship missile systems,” US Navy Admiral Harry Harris said on Tuesday.
1/16/16 http://www.debka.com/article/25778/Putin%E2%80%99s-low-key-Syrian-operation—a-call-to-Trump  The Russian air force and navy launched a “large-scale” operation against “terrorists” in the Syrian provinces of Idlim and Homs Tuesday, Nov. 15. Bombers took off from the Hmeymim air base and the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier whle cruise missiles were fired from the Admiral Grigorovich frigate. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who addressed a meeting of Russian generals with President Vladimir Putin, the targets were positions of the Islamic State and Al Nusra.
He did not say how long the operation would go on.
Since the attack was too limited to change the military situation on the Syrian war’s front lines, what was its purpose? And why was its launch given world-wide exposure accompanied by a photo-op of the Russian president meeting his generals for heightened drama?
It appears that Putin sought by this maneuver to convey the impression that Trump had agreed to the operation during their initial conversation on Monday. It is far more likely, however, that the Russian leader presented the offensive to Trump in general terms and did not hear an explicit negative response. He therefore decided to go ahead with the attack, marking out Islamist terrorists – which the president elect had declared in his campaign as America’s enemy – on the assumption that he would not disagree with a Russian strike against a consensual target. By this maneuver, Putin hoped to draw the next US president into backing Russia’s strategy in the Syrian war.
It is hard to believe that Donald Trump will be so easily drawn.
11/15/16 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/18860/Obama-will-veto-law-that-blocks-aircraft-sales-to-Iran President Barack Obama promises to veto US legislation seeking to block financial transactions related to the export by Airbus and Boeing of 200 passenger aircraft to Iran. The White House said US partners in the nuclear agreement signed with Iran last year would view the bill, if implemented, as a violation of that agreement. Lawmakers backing the bill maintain that the passenger jets could be converted to military aircraft for modernizing Iran’s aging air fleet and used against US and NATO forces in the Middle East.
11/14/16 http://www.timesofisrael.com/shadowy-hamas-official-with-ties-to-iran-tapped-to-lead-gaza/ The Hamas terror organization recently appointed a founding member with close ties to Syria and Iran to replace Ismail Haniyeh as the effective political leader in the Gaza Strip, sources said Sunday.
Haniyeh, who has been in charge of Hamas’s political activity in the enclave, left in early September for a series of visits to Arab and Muslim states, apparently aimed at paving his way to replace Khaled Mashaal as head of Hamas’s political bureau in Qatar.
Mashaal has said he will not run in the next leadership elections, scheduled to take place by the end of the year.
Haniyeh’s replacement, Imad al Alami, 60, was born in Gaza, but only returned there a few years ago.
11/14/16 http://www.timesofisrael.com/11-arab-countries-accuse-iran-of-sponsoring-middle-east-terror/ Arab countries accuse Iran of sponsoring Middle East terror.
Saudis, Egypt, Jordan among those slamming Tehran’s ‘expansionist regional policies, flagrant violations of sovereignty’.
A UN watchdog on Monday hailed a letter by nearly a dozen Arab nations that accuses Iran of sponsoring terrorism throughout the Middle East, and of ramping up its support of jihadist groups since the signing of its nuclear deal with the US-led P5+1 nations last year.
The October 27 letter to outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon cautioned that Iran “continues to play a negative role in causing tension and instability in our region,” and cited Tehran’s “expansionist regional policies, flagrant violations of the principle of sovereignty and constant interference in the internal affairs of Arab States.”
The letter was signed by the UN ambassadors of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
“We stress that the Islamic Republic of Iran is a State sponsor of terrorism in our region, from Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria, to Houthis in Yemen and terrorist groups and cells in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Iraq, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and elsewhere,” the countries wrote.
The Arab countries charged the Islamic Republic “calls for the export of its revolution to other countries” through its religious and political leaders.
11/14/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611141047396629-syria-kremlin-obama-trump/ MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The work on settlement of the Syrian crisis has to go on, because events in the war-torn country are developing “rapidly,” Peskov said in an interview with the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper.
“At the moment the United States have an incumbent president and he will be in office for two more months. For example the events in Syria are developing so rapidly that no one could afford a two-month pause. That’s why the work will go on,” he said.
On Friday, Peskov also said that the Syrian civil war was a “burning issue” and Moscow cannot wait several months before the January inauguration and would continue to cooperate with Obama’s administration at the moment.
11/14/16 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220237 Iraqi forces said on Sunday they had recaptured the site of Nimrud, an ancient Assyrian city blown up by the Islamic State (ISIS) group, as they battled the jihadists south of Mosul.
The troops pushed towards Nimrud last week as they pressed an offensive begun on October 17 to recapture Iraq’s second city, which the jihadists seized along with swathes of Iraq and Syria in mid-2014.
A Kurdish-Arab alliance is pursuing a twin offensive against the other major city still under ISIS control, Raqa in Syria, and a U.S.-led coalition is backing both assaults with air strikes.
“The villages of Al-Nomaniyah and Al-Nimrud and the ruins of Nimrud were recaptured,” Staff Brigadier General Saad Ibrahim of the 9th Armored Division told AFP.
Nimrud was the one of the great centers of the ancient Middle East. Founded in the 13th century BCE, it became the capital of the Assyrian empire, whose rulers built vast palaces and monuments that have drawn archaeologists for more than 150 years.
1/13/16 http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/11/13/Iraqi-army-retakes-ancient-city-of-Nimrud/2141479053463/ NIMRUD, Iraq, Nov. 13 (UPI) — The Iraqi army announced Sunday it has retaken the ancient city of Nimrud, held by the Islamic State since March 2015.
The IS, while occupying Nimrud, destroyed priceless relics in the 3000-year-old city. Video released by the terror group also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh showed its fighters destroying relics with drills and explosives.
“Troops from the Ninth Armoured Division liberated Nimrud town completely and raised the Iraqi flag above its buildings,” the Iraqi army announced.
Founded in the 13th Centry, Nimrud is considered by many to be the cradle of human civilization. It is one of the most famous archaeological sites on earth, Sky News reported.
The modern city of Nimrud is less than a mile from the ruins of the Assyrian capital of ancient times, BBC reported.
11/12/16 http://www.timesofisrael.com/russian-warship-flotilla-now-off-syrian-coast-military/ Russian warship flotilla now off Syrian coast: military.
Warplanes already taking off from carrier in Mediterranean as part of Moscow’s campaign to aid ally Bashar Assad.
11/12/16 https://sputniknews.com/business/201611121047374715-oil-market-stabilization/ The Russian Ministry of Energy does not rule out the possibility of discussions of measures to stabilize the global oil market on the sidelines of the November 17 Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Doha, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday. YAROSLAVL (Sputnik) — On September 28, the OPEC member states reached an agreement on the sidelines of an international energy forum in Algeria to set a production ceiling of 32.5-33 million barrels per day.
“Quite a large number of OPEC and non-OPEC countries are involved in the GECF, so we will have the opportunity to speak on this subject, because usually those who produce oil, also produce gas. Therefore, they are in general the same countries,” Novak told reporters.
“If there will be ministers there, then, of course, we will hold bilateral meetings,” the minister added.
11/11/16 https://sputniknews.com/politics/201611111047348853-opec-algeria-russia/ Algerian Ambassador to Russia, Smail Allaoua said that Russia and Algeria agree that the current oil prices do not serve the interests of consumers nor the interests of producers and exporters.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia and Algeria agree that the current oil prices are hurting exporters and producers and that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) must raise the prices for the sake of producers and consumers at the same time, Algerian Ambassador to Russia, Smail Allaoua told Sputnik.
“One thing worth noting is that Russia has a clear position similar to that of Algeria and other countries, which believes that the current oil prices do not serve the interests of consumers nor the interests of producers and exporters, this is a clear position that was expressed by Russia President Putin himself, who said that OPEC must raise oil prices for the sake of producers and consumers,” Allaoua said.
On September 28, the OPEC member states reached an agreement on the sidelines of an international energy forum in Algeria to set a production ceiling of 32.5-33 million barrels per day.
The OPEC countries are set to finalize the agreement on oil output freeze at the OPEC summit in Vienna on November 30. The move has been driven by plunging oil prices and an oversupply in the global energy market.
The ambassador noted that currently there are no meetings set to occur between Russian and Algerian oil officials ahead of the Vienna summit however he said that this does not exclude the possibility of holding direct communications between energy officials in the two countries ahead of the summit.
Algeria who joined OPEC in 1969, is a major oil and gas producer, and the production of these two natural resources account to 25 percent of the gross-domestic product and two-thirds of total economy, according to OPEC.
11/11/16 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-idUSKBN1361D3 Iraqi special forces said they pushed deeper into Mosul on Friday despite heavy resistance from Islamic State militants using civilians as cover, and were holding half a dozen city neighborhoods seized in the last 10 days.
The elite Counter Terrorism Service troops broke through Islamic State defense lines to enter the city early last week and have since been embroiled in a brutal, close-quarter combat with waves of suicide bombers and snipers.
The special forces are the spearhead of a wider coalition of 100,000 fighters seeking to crush a few thousand Islamic State jihadists who have ruled Mosul, the biggest city of their cross-border “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, for the last two years.
11/09/16 http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/americas-top-spy-2-in-3-nations-face-possible-collapse/ “Power corrupts in subtle ways. It appears to have made Obama arrogant. As described … he is impatient to the point of rudeness with members of his own administration. … Is there anyone to whom Obama does not feel himself superior?”
Clapper’s comments came in a recent speech to business and security executives.
“Global trends are driving the threat to be even more diverse and diffuse,” he said. “And one mega-trend that’s making this worse is what I’ve called – in Congress and at the White House – ‘unpredictable instability.’”
He continued: “About two-thirds of the nations around the world are at some risk of instability right now, that is, they exhibit some characteristic of instability. But, we can’t predict which specific government will collapse next or when that will happen. That’s why it’s ‘unpredictable.’ And it’s something the whole world is dealing with now.”
For the rest of this report, and more, please go to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
“Power corrupts in subtle ways. It appears to have made Obama arrogant. As described … he is impatient to the point of rudeness with members of his own administration. … Is there anyone to whom Obama does not feel himself superior?”
Clapper’s comments came in a recent speech to business and security executives.
“Global trends are driving the threat to be even more diverse and diffuse,” he said. “And one mega-trend that’s making this worse is what I’ve called – in Congress and at the White House – ‘unpredictable instability.’”
He continued: “About two-thirds of the nations around the world are at some risk of instability right now, that is, they exhibit some characteristic of instability. But, we can’t predict which specific government will collapse next or when that will happen. That’s why it’s ‘unpredictable.’ And it’s something the whole world is dealing with now.”
For the rest of this report, and more, please go to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
11/08/16 http://conservativetribune.com/isis-call-slaughter-election-day/ The U.K. Mirror reported that the Islamic State group issued a statement saying that “[we] have come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes” on Election Day.
The terrorists also asked Muslims not to vote in the election. They said there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to treatment and “policies against Islam and Muslims.”
*11/07/16 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/219933 Heavy fighting in Kurdish battle for Raqa.
After meeting fierce resistance, the Kurdish forces fighting to capture key city of Raqa from ISIS advances toward goal.
(AFP) A US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance pushed closer to Raqa in Syria while Iraqi forces seized a key town near Mosul as offensives advanced Monday against the two Islamic State group strongholds.
After announcing the launch of the long-awaited assault on Raqa on Sunday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance said it had moved south towards the city despite fierce jihadist resistance.
South of Mosul, Iraqi forces retook Hamam al-Alil from ISIS, a key objective in their three-week advance on the city.
*11/06/16 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/18765/US-Turkey-at-sharp-odds-on-Kurds%E2%80%99-role-against-ISIS-in-Iraq-Syria US army chief Gen. Joseph Dunford and Turkish chief of general staff Hulusi Akar failed to iron out their differences over the participation of Kurdish forces in anti-ISIS operations in Syria and Iraq when they met in Ankara Sunday, DEBKAfile reports. According to an official statement, they discussed joint strategies shortly after US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) announced a plan to liberate the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State. Our sources report a US attempt to prevent the Turkish army going after Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria. The US-Turkish failure to come to terms on this could lead to a Turkish-Kurdish flare-up of hostilities that would upend the offensives against ISIS in both countries.
Our sources also disclose that the Turkish army chief demanded from the Americans detailed maps delineating the sectors where the Kurdish sectors were deployed, as well as US guarantees against the rise of an independent Kurdish state in Syria or a linkup between Kurdish territory in Syria with the autonomous KRG in Iraq.
11/06/16 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/18762/The-%E2%80%9CRaqqa-Campaign%E2%80%9D-that-never-was-and-slow-moving-Mosul-offensive The “Raqqa Campaign” that never was and slow-moving Mosul offensive.  The US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Arab and Christian Democratic Forces (SAC) announced the start of a plan Sunday to retake the Islamic State terror group’s de facto capital of Raqqa — an operation they called “Euphrates Rage,” in which they said 30,000 fighters would take part.
DEBKAfile’s military sources discount the announcement that was delivered at a news conference in Ein Issa, north of Raqqa.as premature bombast. No comment has come from Turkey or US. Not surprisingly, Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga leaders hastened to deny any involvement in the “Raqqa campaign,” fearing a political backlash. Turkey has rejected American efforts to be drawn into joining the Raqqa offensive so long as Kurdish fighters are involved. If it does take place, Ankara may well retaliate against the US-led coalition’s Mosul offensive. The Kurdish government in Irbil is bent on disassociating itself from the Syrian initiative in fear of this fallout. As it is, the Mosul offensive enters its third week without the Iraqi army getting past the southern and eastern outskirts of the city, held back by ISIS resistance.
11/05/16 https://sputniknews.com/politics/201611051047105487-us-syria-changes-not-expected/ Both US presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and her opponent from the Republican Party, Donald Trump, have not missed a chance to talk about their plans on Syria. But no matter who will take the position, both will have to face reality and alter their policy, German magazine Der Focus wrote
According to their pre-election promises, both candidates are not only planning to continue their intervention in the Syrian conflict, but are also determined to pursue a more active policy..
Clinton insists on the need for a no-fly and buffer zones “to protect the civilian population.” Trump, in turn, promises to toughen the fight against Daesh, the author noted. And yet, no matter who becomes the next US president, he or she will be unable to radically change the situation, according to the magazine. Washington has no interest in the confrontation with Russia. But if it increases its military involvement in Syria and pursues a tougher approach, such confrontation will be almost inevitable, the article said.
In September 2014, the US-led international coalition started strikes against Daesh targets inside Syria. Russia began air strikes on terrorists’ positions only a year later, in September 2015, upon the request of President Bashar Assad, which was not the case for Western forces.
Recently, relations between the US and Russia have deteriorated amid the situation in Aleppo. The US has repeatedly attempted to downplay the significance of Russia-backed Syrian Army’s operation in Aleppo while at the same time glorifying the US coalition’s operation in Mosul, Iraq.
11/04/16 http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/728622/ISIS-Abu-Bakr-al-Baghdadi-leader-not-mosul-rally-cry-jihadis-boris-johnson-daesh?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daily-express-uk-news+%28Daily+Express+%3A%3A+UK+Feed%29 ISIS boss Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘has ESCAPED Mosul after issuing rally cry to Muslims’
INTELLIGENCE sources claim Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has fled the besieged city of Mosul, Boris Johnson has said. The terror leader’s reported escape comes after Baghdadi urged his brainwashed jihadis to fight until the end and hold on to the city which is the last major foothold the death cult has in Iraq.
The Foreign Secretary told Parliament: “It is a cruel irony that some of the intelligence we have, you may know, suggests that the gentleman in question has actually vacated the scene himself and is nonetheless using internet media to encourage people to take part in violence.
“The House can be sure that Daesh will be driven from Mosul, but this is the toughest task that Iraq’s security forces have yet encountered, and success will take time.”
Mr Johnson warned the jihadis would become increasingly violent as it becomes apparent the depraved fanatics are losing their grip on the city.
He added: “The terrorists have threatened to inflict a scorched earth campaign once the loss of Mosul becomes inevitable.
**11/03/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611031047052347-turkey-us-greater-middle-east/ Turkey’s recent military deployment to its borders with Iraq and Syria is an effort to protect Turkey’s national interests and resist US plans to redraw the Middle East, former Turkish air force commander Erdogan Karakus told Sputnik Turkiye.
On August 24, Turkey launched its “Euphrates Shield” operation in Syria, and began to deploy infantry and dozens of tanks across the border to assist units of the FSA in an offensive against Daesh at Jarabulus.
The operation also aims to contain the expansion of US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria, following the success of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in liberating Manbij from Daesh terrorists.
On Tuesday Turkey began to deploy tanks and armored vehicles to the town of Silopi near the Iraqi border, in response to the involvement of militia groups including the Shiite Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and Kurdish Peshmerga in the ongoing operation to liberate Mosul from the Daesh terror group.
Turkey’s requests for its own military involvement in the Iraqi-led, US-backed operation to liberate Mosul have been rebuffed by the Iraqi government.
Former Turkish Air Force Commander Erdogan Karakus told Sputnik Turkiye that Turkey’s preparation for deployment in Iraq is an unwelcome development for the US and its plans to redraw the borders of the Middle East
“The US is trying to implement its project in the Middle East, called ‘Greater Middle East,’ and it’s trying to use the Iraqi government to carry out this aim. However, Turkey’s actions in Iraq are interfering with the US attempt to establish sole control over the whole of Iraq,” Karakus said.
“Washington understands that the current Iraqi government is weak, and is trying to exploit that to realize its Greater Middle East project, which involves the complete re-formatting of the region.”
11/03/16 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37856274 So-called Islamic State has released an audiotape purportedly from the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, urging its supporters not to retreat as Iraqi forces advance on the city of Mosul.  The recording has not been verified yet but analysts believe it is genuine.
Baghdadi’s whereabouts are unknown. Some officials have said he may be inside Mosul alongside IS fighters.
It comes two weeks after the launch of a major offensive to retake the last major IS urban stronghold in Iraq.
Some 50,000 members of the Iraqi security forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Sunni Arab tribesmen and Shia Muslim militiamen are involved in the operation, which is backed by US-led coalition air strikes.
11/03/16 http://www.debka.com/article/25753/ISIS-chief-looses-suicide-bombers-at-W-cities As Iraqi troops entered Mosul, Wednesday night, Nov. 2, Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his suicide bombers all over the world “to destroy the cities of the unbelievers.”
In a rare, audio-taped speech from an unknown location, he rallied jihadists from across the world to rise up against “God’s enemies from the Jews, Christians, atheists, Shiites, apostates and all of the world’s infidels.”
This was interpreted as a coded signal to the Islamist State’s dormant cells in key Western and Middle Eastern cities to go into action for a new, multiple outburst of suicide terror.
In an apparent response to military pressure, Al Baghdadi followed his rallying to ISIS-affiliated fighters across the globe by urging ISIS members to defend Mosul since “holding our ground in honor is a thousand times better than retreating…”
International intelligence and counterterrorism agencies in the US, Western Europe and the Middle East had widely expected Al-Baghdadi’s call for widespread terror to come at the outset of the US-led coalition offensive on Oct. 15 to retake Mosul. When it was not forthcoming, they speculated that the “caliph” was either unwilling or unable to issue the call for action in the early stages of the battle.
According to one conjecture, the advance of the Iraqi army and allies into Mosul Wednesday may have been  the trigger for the ISIS leaders first taped speech since December 2015.
So too might the proximity of the US presidential election next Tuesday with the intention of causing maximum disruption on America’s voting day.
The possible response to the ISIS leaders rallying call is seen as cause for alarm, according to DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources. It is feared that the Mosul operation against ISIS will spawn new and more devastating forms of terror, such as, for instance, mass-hostage taking in order to extort the coalition forces’ withdrawal from Mosul.
11/02/16 http://therightscoop.com/isis-releases-audio-leader-al-baghdadi-reports-surrounded-mosul/ Earlier today there were reports that the leader of ISIS, Abu al-Baghdadi, was surrounded in Mosul by anti-ISIS forces and could be killed soon. In order to dispel the rumors, ISIS has released a recording supposedly of Abu, which encourages their fellow terrorist scumbag supporters.
Fuad Hussein, chief of staff to Kurdish President Massoud Barzani, said in an exclusive interview that his government had information from multiple sources that “Baghdadi is there and, if he is killed, it will mean the collapse of the whole [Isis] system.” Isis would have to choose a new caliph in the middle of a battle, but no successor would have the authority and prestige of Baghdadi, the leader who surprised the world by establishing the caliphate after capturing Mosul in June 2014.
Baghdadi has kept himself concealed for the last eight or nine months according to Mr Hussein, who added that the caliph had become very dependent on Isis commanders from Mosul and Tal Afar, a city just to the west of Mosul. Other senior and better known figures in Isis, particularly those from Syria and other countries, have been killed since their initial triumphs in the summer of 2014 when they took over much of northern Iraq and eastern Syria.
**11/02/16 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611021046977685-western-powers-may-destablize-syria/  On Monday US Secretary of State John Kerry attended talks on Libya with the German, French and British foreign ministers — a meeting that may serve as a harbinger for more war in the Middle East as western nations beat a path to Syria.
Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Masoud Barzani recently told a German newspaper, “The time has long been ripe for it but we are currently concentrating on the fight against Daesh. As soon as Mosul is liberated, we will meet with our partners in Baghdad and talk about our independence.”
Norton said the breakup of Iraq is imminent, “Closer than it ever has been.” He also noted similar moves towards Kurdish independence happening in Rojava, an autonomous Kurdish region along Syria’s Turkish border.
“So there are attempts, in Iraq and Syria, to use this conflict [in Mosul] and the resulting chaos to establish permanent Kurdish states. Unfortunately, what both are doing, they’re relying on US imperialism to do this so this involves treachery on their part. And I don’t think the Syrians or Iraqis will be made to overlook that treachery.”
Loud and Clear host Brian Becker pointed out that current issues in the Middle East can be traced to the Sykes-Picot agreement that was signed a hundred years ago. This secret agreement between France, Britain and tsarist Russia saw the three nations divide the remnants of the splintered Ottoman Empire.
Asked how Washington would view Kurdish independence, Norton replied, “I think the US is using the Kurds as ground forces in Syria and Iraq and I think they will abandon them as soon as that use is over.” He suggested that the United States “Wants to assert domination in the region after its defeat in Iraq in 2003, and so the chaos that has resulted on the back of the Arab spring has allowed the US to try and use proxies to do what they can’t do via hard power.”

(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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What does the book of revelation say about government in the last days, revelation chapter 13:15?

Exactly! [Rev 17:3 KJV] 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
[Rev 13:5 KJV] 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months.

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