Revelation x17, 14, 18, 15


Dan 11:40And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. 41He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many [countries] shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, [even] Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

Chapter 17
A mystery revealed.

This is not a span of time, but rather like a time out to describe to us the Babylon that is going to be destroyed in Chapter 18.  The woman sitting on a scarlet beast is Babylon, revealed to us in 18:10.
Mystery Revealed – Woman is that great city that has dominion over kings of earth.
The great harlot is Mystery Babylon, city that rules all the kingdoms, is rich and ‘they’ hate her. Not an apostate church – but a city that is rich ‘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……….the kings of the earth committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her…..merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of objects of ivory, precious wood, bronze, iron and marble ……and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses…..and bodies and souls of men.’ The ‘Islam’ religion is the worlds religion now!  Not hard to imagine the Arabs of today’s world, who hate all who do not worship their way. 

Rev 17:1Then 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 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”} 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 the kings and the inhabitants of the earth} {3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns}
2 “with whom the kings of the earth {3 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 {2 the kings of the earth} [which was] full of names of blasphemy, 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}{ the 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}{3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns}and of the beast {3 a scarlet beast}that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. {3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns}
8 “The beast that you saw {17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns} 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.
7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings (ISIS) {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.} out of the bottomless pit 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 {vs 8: the Ottoman Empire}
9 “Here [is] the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains {countries/nations/Kings of the earth}on which the woman sits. {17:2 the kings and the inhabitants of the earth} {3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns}
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}
{Daniel 7:7″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.
19″Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, [with] its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, [which] devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet;
20″and the ten horns that [were] on its head, and the other [horn] which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance [was] greater than his fellows.
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 [are] ten kings [that] shall arise and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings (ISIS) {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.}

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 (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya  corresponding to the ten toes of the image.}
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 (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya  corresponding to the ten toes of the image}, 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, 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 (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya  corresponding to the ten toes of the image.} 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}

Rev 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 of the great harlot who sits on many waters,”  Rev 17:1,15,18; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Jer 30:11; 51; Zeph 2:15; 3:1

The Great Harlot (Babylon) Judged

Isa 47:7-9; And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it. Therefore hear now this, [thou that art] given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Jer 30:11; For I [am] with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

Jer 50:1; Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;

Zeph 2:15; This [is] the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I [am], and [there is] none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, [and] wag his hand.

Zeph 3:1; Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

Rev 17:2 “with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”

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. Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,16,18; 19:20; 20:2,3,10;

The Woman (Sitting on the 1st Beast?)
7 horns, 10 horns

Rev 17:4 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. Rev 17:1-2,3-7, 15-18; 18:3,16;

The woman

Rev 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.

The great harlot = Babylon
 
BABYLON -Revelation 17
Rev 13:1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.

Rev 17:6 KJV – And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

Rev 17:7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.” Rev 12:3

Mystery Revealed
1st Beast 7 heads, 10 horns
The woman –Babylon – see 17:15
 
Rev 17:8 “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition (9:2). 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, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.”  Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 19:20; 20:2,3,10; Zech 14:1-12 (17:8- 17:14 talks about the 1st beast.)
 
1st Beast is from bottomless pit and goes to perdition, 
 
12/25/14  http://www.debka.com/article/24312/ISIS-capture-of-Jordanian-pilot-puts-US-and-Jordan-in-conflicting-dilemmas-may-be-pivotal-to-anti-terror-war  The three other Arab coalition members, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, must also be kept from quitting. The share of the four Arab air forces in the war is too weighty to forfeit.  ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi has not doubt calculated his stake in keeping the Jordanian pilot alive and at risk to scare fellow Arab pilots from continuing to take part in US-led bombing missions against his forces.

Zec 14:1-3, 12; 1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. … 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

 Rev 17:9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.”  Rev 12:3; 13:1; The woman  – see 17:15; 18:10

Mystery Revealed – Babylon (see 18:10), is the woman (who sits on the beast with 7 heads)
7 heads are 7 mountains are 7 kingdoms. 10 kings are the group of countries who worship the 1st beast.  The beast, Satan in chapter 12.
Rev 17:9 is the verse that Hal Lindsey uses to identify the Rome of the end times, he thinks it will be the European Union’s capital. The 7 heads – 7 mountains of Rome. Quoting Lindsey, “There is no question about where the city would be – it was Rome. It says that the woman sits (or rules) on seven mountains. Most elementary students of history or geography know that Rome is the city of seven hills. It is there that the religious system will reign for a time in coalition with the political system.” The beast is being ruled by ‘the woman’- Babylon.” I disagree of course. The 7 hills are ‘hills’ not mountains. Rev 17:9-10 The seven heads are 7 mountains which are 7 kingdoms who are controlled by this ‘woman sitting on the scarlet beast.’ These seven kingdoms/countries who will have a leader who sells his soul to the Devil and they will hate the harlot (17:16; 17:4; 18:16;) and destroy her, Babylon, Till all give their kingdoms to the beast. 17:18! Those 7 hills/mountains are ‘kingdoms’! (Clearly ‘Kingdom’ here: Dan 2:35, 44-45; Isa 2:2; Rev 17:9-11;)
The great harlot is Mystery Babylon, that city that rules all the kingdoms, is rich and ‘they’ hate her. Not an apostate church – but a city that is rich ‘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……….the kings of the earth committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her…..merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of objects of ivory, precious wood, bronze, iron and marble ……and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses…..and bodies and souls of men.’
The ‘Islam’/ ‘Muslim’ religion is the world’s religion now!  Not hard to imagine the Muslims of todays world, who hate ‘all,’ who do not worship their way.
Someone once said, ‘The description of Babylon only fits the U. S. at this time.’ Since that was said there are more possibilities, like:
 
 
Someone once said the description of Babylon only fits the US at this time. There are now 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.
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
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.
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. In 2015 it is a dangerous city with

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

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

UAE – (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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This is Scofields Commentary. (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13″. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. Babylon
<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″. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917)

 Rev 17:10“These (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.”

7 kings
1st Beast

Rev 17:11“The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.” Rev 13:1;

1st Beast (Is it ISIS or Iran?)
8th king – going to perdition

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

Rev 17:12“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.” Rev 12:3; 13:1;

10 horns are 10 kings
1st Beast

Rev 17:13“These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.”

1st Beast

Rev 17:14“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.”

The LAMB
Lord of Lords will overcome them

Rev 17:15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.”  Rev 12:3; 17:1,15; 18:8 (Rev 17:1″Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,”)

Mystery Revealed
Great harlot sits on water = nations, peoples,

Rev 17:16“And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.” Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 18:18; 19:20; 20:2,3,10; Isa 13:19; Malachi 4:1

The 10 horns Hate the Harlot and Destroys Her

Isa 13:19; And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

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 14:24,26,27; 23:9; 46:11; Jer 4:28; 50:45; 51:29; Rom 1:13; 8:28; 9:11,17; Eph 1:5,9,11; 3:11; 6:22; 1 John 3:8;

To Fulfill His Purpose

Isa 14:24-27; The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,” “that I will break the Assyrian in my land, and on my mountains trample him underfoot; and his yoke shall depart from them, and his burden from their shoulder.” This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole  earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?

Isa 23:9;  The Lord of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pompous pride of all glory, to dishonor all the honored of the earth.

Isa 46:11; Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken [it], I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed [it], I will also do it.

Jer 4:28; For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken [it], I have purposed [it], and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.

Jer 50:45; Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make [their] habitation desolate with them.

Jer 51:29; And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.Rom 1:13; Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

Rom 8:28; And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

Rom 9:11(For [the children] being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth) 17For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

Eph 1:5,9,11; Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Eph 3:11; According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Eph 6:22; Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and [that] he might comfort your hearts.

1 John 3:8; He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Rev 17:18“And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.” Rev 18:7-8; Isa 47:5,7,9; Jer 51; Zeph 2:15

Dan 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy (Jesus the Christ).

 

The 70th Week of Daniel

Chapters 14, 15 are Parentheticals. A mystery revealed.

This is not a span of time, but rather like a time out to describe to us ‘The Babylon’ that is going to be destroyed in Chapter 18.

Chapter 14 – Babylon to fall. The scene starts in heaven.

Chapters 14,15,16,17,18, and 19 are going to all happen at the same time. One minute you are seeing what is going on in heaven, then on earth, and then heaven, earth, and building up to Armageddon.

This occurs same time as the Rev 11:13 welcoming the 7,000 Jews saved.

Chapter 14 is in Heaven!

Rev 14:1 THEN I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. Rev 3:12; 7:2,3,4,9; 14:1; 22:4; Ex 28:38; Eze 9:4; Eph 1:13-14; 4:30

144,000 with name of His Father on foreheads

Ex 28:38; And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.

Eze 9:4; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Eph 1:13-14; In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Eph 4:30; And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Rev 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps.

Voice of loud thunder

Rev 14:3 They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. Rev 7:4; Deut 32:1-43;

144,000 redeemed, sing new song (Note: they are in heaven. Yes, it says they are ‘who were redeemed from the earth’, but now, they are in heaven. There is nothing in scripture that identifies a special group of people, 144,000 strong, who were undefiled with women, virgins and redeemed and follow the Lamb wherever he goes, meaning they have the preferential place with God and the Lamb. Except maybe the disciples. ‘Without fault before the throne of God’, describes all believers. This group of special people remains a mystery.)

Rev 14:4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

Rev 14:5 And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God. Psalms 32:2; Romans 4:8

Without fault

Psalms 32:2; Blessed [is] the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit [there is] no guile.

Romans 4:8; Blessed [is] the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

Rev 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth–to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—

Another angel

Everlasting Gospel (http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/05/26/fragments-dead-sea-scrolls-up-for-sale/?intcmp=features#ixzz2UPNgCZbb )  Perhaps when people finally are allowed to see the true Gospel (hidden scrolls because they reveal more truth) now hidden by zealot Jews and wicked men, the true gospel of Jesus Christ will be preached to the earth, again. Everywhere men know the truth and preaching Christ to those who dwell on earth will fulfill this prophecy.

Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”

Warning of the final judgment of God

Rev 14:8 And another angel followed, saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” Rev 18:2; Isa 13:19; 21:9; Jer 51:8;

Another angel
Babylon fallen

Isa 13:19; And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isa 21:9; And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, [with] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Jer 51:8; Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

Chapter 14 verses 1-8 and Chapter 18 verses 1-4 – Heaven is busy with angels telling the Saved (under the throne of God) the announcement of Babylon’s judgment.

Chapter 18 verse 4 has the same sound as Chapter 6 verse 9 Rapture. This is the harvest of Chapter 14:

The ‘church’ already raptured and all believers from earth at this time – gathered, preparing for the marriage supper. Perhaps at the same time as the 7000 Jews who are believers and/or repent.

Rev 18:1 AFTER these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.

Another angel

Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!” Rev 14:8; Isa 13:19; 21:9; Jer 51:8;

Babylon is Fallen

Isa 13:19; And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isa 21:9; And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, [with] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Jer 51:8; Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

Rev 18:3 “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” Rev 17:18

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”Rev 4:1; 6:9; Isa 26:20-21;

Rapture?
The ‘church’ already raptured and the believers saved during the last years, on earth, gathered, preparing for the marriage supper. Could it be the Church will be raptured in that one day when Babylon falls?

Isa 26:20-21; 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. 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.

Rev 18:5 “For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”

Rev 18:6 “Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her.”

Rev 18:7 “In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’” Rev 17:18; Isa 47:7-9; Zep 2:15

Isa 47:7-9; (Babylon, in the height of wickedness) And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it. Therefore hear now this, [thou that art] given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Zep 2:15; This [is] the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I [am], and [there is] none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, [and] wag his hand.

Rev 18:8 “Therefore her plagues will come in one day–death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.” Rev 17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1;

Plagues in one day

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Rev 18:9“The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning,”

Rev 18:10“standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying,” ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ Rev 17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1;

1 hour judgment

Rev 18:11“And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:”

Rev 18:12“merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble;”

Rev 18:13“and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.”

Rev 18:14“The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all.”

Rev 18:15“The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,”

Rev 18:16“and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls!”

Rev 18:17‘For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance Rev17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1

1 hour

Isa 47:7-9; And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.

But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Rev 18:18“and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying,” ‘What is like this great city?’ Rev 17:16; Malachi 4:1

Rev 18:19“They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying,” “Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’ ” Rev 17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1

1 hour

Rev 18:20“Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!”

Rev 18:21Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore.” Rev 17:16:

Mighty angel

Rev 18:22“The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore.”

Rev 18:23“The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.” Rev 21:9

Rev 18:24“And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”

Babylon, destroyed in one day.

Chapters 14,15,16,19 will all occur at the same time. One right after the other. In heaven, in earth, until ‘it is finished’.

Rev 14:9 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,” Rev 13:17,18; 14:9,11; 16:2; 19:20;

Beast’s worshippers
Mark of Beast
1st Beast

Rev 14:10 “he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.” Isa 30:33; 34:9;

Wrath of God
Fire and brimstone torments Beast worshipers – In presence of the Lamb

Isa 30:33; For Tophet [is] ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made [it] deep [and] large: the pile thereof [is] fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

Isa 34:9; And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.

Rev 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” Rev 13:17,18; 14:9,11; 16:2; 19:20;

Torment forever for Beast worshipers and whoever receives mark of his name

Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

Rev 14:13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.” Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord… Wow! The dead… like those who didn’t believe but now do? ….their works follow them.

Chapter 15 thru Chapter 16:1-7 – A Parenthetical – the spiritual world, heaven, singing the song of the Moses, song of the Lamb, (Deut 32:1-43;) the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven opened, Warning – the full wrath of God to be released. Chapter 16:8-15 The 4th , 5th, 6th bowl judgments.

Verse 10:7 says when the 7th angel sounds the ‘Mystery of God’ will be finished.Verse 15:1,8 says,‘….for in them (the seven last plagues) the wrath of God is complete.’ This has led me to believe the 6th seal, 6th trumpet, 6th bowl, 1st and 2nd woes, are to occur simultaneously while the 7th seal, 7th trumpet, 7th bowl, and 3rd woe (Which is our Lords return) are all to occur simultaneously climaxing the finished work of God.

Rev 15:1 THEN I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete. Rev1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 10:7; 15:1,7;

7 angels, 7 last plagues, wrath of God will be complete

Rev 15:2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. Rev 13:16-18;

Victory over Mark of Beast = sea of glass, harps of God

Rev 15:3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:

“Great and marvelous are Your works,

Lord God Almighty!

Just and true are Your ways,

O King of the saints!” Ex 15:1-21; Deut 31:30 – 32:1-43;

Song of Moses and the Lamb

Ex 15:1-21 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea

Deut 31:30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

Rev 15:4 “Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?

For You alone are holy.

For all nations shall come and worship before You,

For Your judgments have been manifested.”

Rev 15:5 After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.

Temple of the Tabernacle is opened

Rev 15:6 And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands. Rev 3:5,18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 61:10; Dan 7:9

7 angels, 7 plagues, clothed in white linen

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 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.

Rev 15:7 Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever. Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7;

7 angels, 7 plagues in 7 golden bowls

Rev 15:8 The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed. Rev 3:7; 10:7; 11:15; 15:1,8; 16:17; Isa 22:22; Lk 13:25;

No one to enter temple till plagues completed
Armageddon!

following the news of the Scarlet Coloured Beast:

11/30/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/11/30/report-israel-strikes-hezbollah-weapons-convoy-munitions-facilities-in-syria/ The Israel Air Force struck a weapons convoy and munitions storage facilities in the Qalamoun region near Syria’s border with Lebanon on Saturday night, Lebanon’s Al Mustaqbal television station reported Sunday.
According to the report, the targeted storage facilities housed long-range surface-to-surface missiles that Syria had transferred to the Hezbollah terrorist group. A number of Hezbollah fighters and Syrian military soldiers were reportedly killed in Saturday’s strike and members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard were reportedly among the wounded.
The same report said it was the third Israeli strike in the Qalamoun region over a period of one week. Israel declined to comment on the report.
11/30/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/eu-ignores-netanyahu-ban-vows-to-be-part-of-peace-process/ A spokesperson for the European External Action Service, the EU’s diplomatic service, said in a statement that “the EU would continue to work on Middle East Peace Process, in the Quartet, with its Arab partners, and with both parties, as peace in the Middle East was an issue of interest to the entire international community and also to all Europeans.”
The announcement came as European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, met Netanyahu on the sidelines of the COP21 climate conference in Paris.
Netanyahu’s suspension was a response to an EU directive to all its member states to begin labeling Israeli goods manufactured in the West Bank. East Jerusalem and Golan Heights as originating in settlements. Israeli officials have slammed the move as amounting to a boycott.
11/30/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/13908/Iran-Either-close-military-probe-or-nuclear-deal-is-off Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said world leaders and the International Atomic Energy Agency must close the probe into the military dimensions of its nuclear program. Otherwise they will have to choose between the probe and the nuclear deal. The IAEA chief Yukiya Amano has said the file is still open on the military dimension issue. Therefore sanctions can’t be lifted.
DEBKAfile: This is another example of Tehran’s nuclear bluff. Shamkhani joins 17 other Iranian government and parliamentary institutions which have declined to sign the nuclear accord reached with the six world powers last July, claiming there was no accord only an “understanding.” The accordis therefore still up in the air in Tehran.
11/30/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/344030 A European Union representative slammed Syria on Monday for “gaps and contradictions” in its claims about its arsenal of chemical weapons to the global watchdog overseeing the destruction of toxic armaments.
Jacek Bylica of Luxembourg said the “many uncertainties” from Damascus “[make] it impossible to have confidence that its chemical weapons program has been irreversibly dismantled.”
11/30/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/343936#.VlyFZnarSM8 The Iranian ISNA news agency reported on Sunday that Greek’s Foreign Minister of Greece, Nikos otzias, had indicated his country supports Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and the establishment of a Palestinian state.
According to the report, Kotzias made the remarks at a University in Iran, where he said that although Greece is a European Union member, some of its policy differs from that of the EU.
11/30/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/344035 Germany is preparing to deploy up to 1,200 troops to Syria in support of the international coalition combating Islamic State, officials said Monday.

That number would be an “upper limit” for the troops needed to operate the reconnaissance aircraft, tanker plans and warship Germany plans to send to the region, Defense Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff said.
11/26/15 http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=29965 “Despite all the efforts of the Arrogance [the U.S.] … and even with cooperation from Arab countries, the Palestinian intifada [uprising] has started in the West Bank,” says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei • He says Palestinian attackers are not terrorists.
11/26/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/11/26/watchdog-palestinian-campaign-to-prosecute-israel-for-crimes-against-humanity-funded-by-europe/ European funding is behind four Palestinian NGOs that submitted a document to the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week, purporting evidence of Israeli “war crimes” perpetrated during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, according to a report released by the watchdog organization NGO Monitor on Wednesday.
Palestinian Center for Human Rights – Donors include: the European Union; UN OCHA; Ireland;  Denmark and Norway; NGO Development Center (joint funding from the governments of Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark); Open Society Foundations (US); Christian Aid (UK), Grassroots International (US); Kvina Till Kvina (Sweden); Al-Quds Association Malaga (Spain); Oxfam Novib (Netherlands); and Dan Church Aid (Denmark).
These governments, concludes the report, “irresponsibly fund and enable political campaigns with the sole purpose of demonizing Israel under a façade of human rights.”
11/25/15 http://www.debka.com/article/25038/US-Russian-discord-over-Syria-stoked-by-Turkey%E2%80%99s-downing-of-the-Russian-warplane- On Wednesday, Nov. 25, US President Barack Obama, in a conversation with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said Turkey has the right to defend its territory just like any other country. He also said that the Russian Su-24 plane crossed the border and stayed in Turkey for 17 seconds. In other words, it was 1.6 km inside Turkish territory. However, when it was hit by an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile fired by the Turkish F-16, it was either right on the border or already inside Syrian territory. The pilots apparently landed on the Syrian side of the border and Moscow announced Wednesday that both were “in safe hands.”
No matter how the incident is interpreted, it has generated five points that could lead to an aerial or naval clash between US and Russian forces in the Syrian theater.
It was the first time in 65 years, since 1950, that an American-made warplane from a NATO member state shot down a Russian warplane with an American-made air-to-air missile. This ramifications of this incident were no doubt seriously pondered at the NATO session called after the event.
Obama says that as long as Assad remains in power, not only will there be no agreement on how to end the war in Syria, but it will be impossible to defeat ISIS.
Putin says, the exact opposite: that it is impossible to end the war, or to defeat ISIS, without Assad as president. After those goals are achieved, he says, Assad’s future may be discussed.
The Russian general staff announced that the missile cruiser Moskva, one of the largest warships in the world, was ordered to move closer to the Syrian coast opposite the port of Latakia, near the Turkish border, and to “destroy any target posing danger.”
DEBKAfile’s military sources say the Moskva serves as a floating missile base with a complement of advanced S-300 ground-to-air missiles.

This was a message for Ankara that any Turkish warplane nearing Syria, or flying in the Hatay province of southern Turkey – where the Su-24 incident occurred – was exposed to being shot down by Russian missiles. The Russian general command also announced that Russian warplanes would henceforth escort all Russian flights operating in Syrian airspace, including bombers.
11/25/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/203937#.VlX0VnarSM8 Shortly after the German national soccer stadium in Hanover was cleared of people, an ambulance loaded with explosives was discovered parked outside.
Another site in Hanover – the 14,000 seat TUI Arena, in which a concert by the band The Söhne Mannheims was to be held – was also evacuated last Tuesday after police received a “concrete threat” about a bomb.
The attacks were reportedly meant to be modeled after the Islamic State (ISIS) attacks in Paris the previous Saturday, in which 130 people were killed.
Paris’ Stade de France stadium as well as the Bataclan music hall were targeted in the ISIS attacks on November 13.
11/25/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/203946  US Treasury sanctions Assad backers for enabling bloodshed, including company buying oil for Assad from his enemy ISIS.. The United States imposed sanctions Wednesday on supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, including a middleman it alleged buys oil for the regime from the Islamic State (ISIS) group.
“The Syrian government is responsible for widespread brutality and violence against its own people,” said Adam Szubin, acting under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, in a statement announcing the sanctions action.
“The United States will continue targeting the finances of all those enabling Assad to continue inflicting violence on the Syrian people.”
11/24/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-hollande-swear-unity-against-is-leave-putin-in-the-cold/ US president vows ‘we will win and Islamic State will lose,’ says Russia is ‘coalition of two — Iran and Russia supporting Assad’
11/21/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/un-security-council-votes-unanimously-to-destroy-islamic-state/ The UN Security Council unanimously approved a French-sponsored resolution Friday calling on all nations to redouble and coordinate action to prevent further attacks by Islamic State terrorists and other extremist groups. The resolution says the Islamic State group “constitutes a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security” and expresses the council’s determination “to combat by all means this unprecedented threat.” The measure is the 14th terrorism-related resolution adopted by the UN’s most powerful body since 1999. The resolution “unequivocally condemns in the strongest terms” these and earlier “horrifying terrorist attacks” carried out by the Islamic State this year in Sousse, Tunisia and Ankara, Turkey. This does not constitute an authorization for military action, however, because the resolution is not drafted under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter which is the only way the United Nations can give a green light to the use of force. http://www.timesofisrael.com/un-security-council-votes-unanimously-to-destroy-islamic-state/
11/19/15 http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c7d180a29fbb47c1aea1a1e0bc2c5f86/libyan-american-group-files-complaint-un-about-envoy DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Libyan-American group has filed a complaint with the United Nations and is demanding its internal oversight body investigate the circumstances surrounding a job the U.N.’s former envoy to Libya has accepted from the United Arab Emirates, which backs one of the country’s rival governments.
The Libyan American Public Affairs Council told The Associated Press on Thursday that Bernardino Leon’s job offer represents a conflict of interest, has damaged the United Nation’s reputation and threatens the future of Libya by giving an unfair advantage to one side of the conflict.
Libya remains split between two rival governments who are being urged by the international community to approve a proposed peace agreement.
Leon’s replacement as the U.N.’s Libya envoy, Martin Kobler, took up his post Tuesday.
11/18/15 http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=29791 The Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, which is the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, wants nothing less than to see a “righteous Islamic caliphate” rise out of the ruins of the state of Israel.
In October 2014, Kamal Khatib, the deputy head of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, stood in the midst of a crowd of supporters in Jerusalem and announced: “Jerusalem will not be only the capital of the Palestinian state, but the capital of the coming righteous Islamic caliphate.” (Thanks to Dr. Moti Kedar.) In June 2011, Khatib said of “resistance for the purpose of freeing the land from the occupier” that he did not make a distinction between soldiers and civilians: “It’s obvious that every Jew is a soldier in the reserves of the Israeli army, so there’s no difference between a civilian and a soldier” (MEMRI).
Next to Khatib happened to be standing, ironically enough, Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas, two MKs from the Balad party — a secular Arab nationalistic movement. The Islamic State, Hamas, and the other jihadist movements have already taught us what will happen in such a “righteous” Islamic caliphate: Hanin Zoabi will go underground, if she isn’t caught before that and sentenced to death for being a woman who does not obey the laws of Islam. Ghattas, as a Christian, will meet an even worse fate: He will be crucified. So what were these two doing next to the caliph’s second in command? In the fight against the Jewish state, the enemy of my enemy is an ally.
Islamic Movement head Sheikh Raad Salah is the main person responsible for the constant incitement about Al-Aqsa mosque being “in danger.” The blood of the Jews (and Arabs) killed as a result is on his hands. This past September, he half warned about and half called for “a third intifada in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem.” In 2011, at a conference of the Supreme Arab Governing Committee (of which the Islamic Movement is a member), Salah said, “By 2020, the State of Israel will no longer exist.” In light (or in darkness) of the man’s incitement activity, this was no mere opinion, but a plan of action. Why are this man and his cohort free? Why do they have Israeli citizenship?
The movement is the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, which teaches the call of Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna: “Israel will rise and continue to exist until Islam wipes it out, just as it wiped out what was there before.” The Egyptians understood that before we did and are fighting to eradicate every last one of its members.
Islamic Movement head Sheikh Raad Salah is the main person responsible for the constant incitement about Al-Aqsa mosque being “in danger.” The blood of the Jews (and Arabs) killed as a result is on his hands. This past September, he half warned about and half called for “a third intifada in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem.” In 2011, at a conference of the Supreme Arab Governing Committee (of which the Islamic Movement is a member), Salah said, “By 2020, the State of Israel will no longer exist.” In light (or in darkness) of the man’s incitement activity, this was no mere opinion, but a plan of action. Why are this man and his cohort free? Why do they have Israeli citizenship?
The movement is the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, which teaches the call of Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna: “Israel will rise and continue to exist until Islam wipes it out, just as it wiped out what was there before.” The Egyptians understood that before we did and are fighting to eradicate every last one of its members.
An Islamic caliphate on the ruins of Israel — that’s what the Islamic Movement wants. Openly, and without fear. Because of our helplessness. It’s not only Europe — here, too, the call to turn Israel into an Islamist caliphate is seen as “nonviolent.” For all the “human rights,” we’ve forgotten about the right of the Jews to live in their own land.
No more. The Zionists changed the rules and turned the tables. Better late than never. A democracy has to defend itself against those who exploit the freedom it grants as a way of destroying it. There is no reason to get upset over the threats and the riots and the “days of rage”; that’s their way of deterring the powers that be from enforcing the law. Will government declarations be enforced when it comes to Islamic Movement-affiliated groups that hide behind a thousand different names? Let’s hope so. We must not let up. It’s time for action.
11/16/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/13706/Washington-to-provide-Riyadh-with-thousands-of-smart-bombs The US plans to sell $1.29 billion worth of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia to replenish inventories depleted by Riyadh’s airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Houthi insurgents in Yemen, officials said Monday.
The sale is said to include over 13,000 smart bombs, including Joint Direct Attack Munitions and Paveway laser-guided bombs, and spare parts for upgrading older bombs into precision munitions. Saudi Arabia is one of the main buyers of US weaponry.
The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency informed the Congress on Friday that it had approved the sale, and lawmakers now have 30 days to decide whether the deal can go forward
11/16/15 http://www.debka.com/article/25024/Hollande-Obama-lack-the-troops-and-will-for-total-war-on-ISIS-Mid-East-rulers-are-even-more-reluctant  French security and intelligence services demonstrated that they were unprepared for war on ISIS, and are pretty much in the same boat as other Western powers.
Since the outrage in Paris, French and Belgian security forces have conducted raid after raid to pick up Islamists, claiming to be rounding up the masterminds and confederates of the nine bombers and shooters who attacked Paris and murdered 132 people  In fact, they are acting more to calm a jittery public than in the expectation of achieving meaningful results in the war on terror. Till now, neither France nor any Western government knows exactly how many people were involved in the attack on Paris, or the numbers and locations of the Islamic Caliphate’s worldwide terror networks.
11/16/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/putin-told-assad-to-go-or-be-made-to-go-israeli-officials-say/ One major point of contention concerns Assad’s immediate future. The Iranians are demanding that Assad remain as Syrian president in any scenario, including during the period of a transitional government. But the Russians, who have historically backed Assad and have begun carrying out airstrikes in support of the regime, do not favor that idea and are prepared to see Assad being out during the 18-month transitional government.
The US, in contrast, at first demanded Assad’s immediate resignation. But due to the current pressing need for intensive action against Islamic State in Syria, it is now prepared to see him gradually transfer powers to a transitional government and retire.
11/15/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/france-launches-air-bombardment-on-islamic-states-syria-capital/ 20 bombs dropped on Raqqa, major stronghold of jihadist group, two days after Hollande called Paris attacks ‘act of war’
11/15/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/342366#.Vkj7LnarSM8 French warplanes pounded ISIS’s stronghold in Syria’s Raqa on Sunday, destroying a command post and a training camp, AFP reports.
“The first target destroyed was used by Daesh (another Arabic acronym for ISIS) as a command post, jihadist recruitment center and arms and munitions depot. The second held a terrorist training camp,” a ministry statement said.
11/15/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/diplomats-set-18-month-timeline-for-change-in-syria/ Invoking the need for joint action after the attacks in Paris, foreign ministers of nearly 20 nations agreed Saturday to an ambitious yet incomplete plan for bringing peace to Syria and ending its role as a breeding ground for ISIS and other radical Islamic groups.
Within six months, the negotiations between the Syrian sides are to establish “credible, inclusive and non-sectarian” transitional government that would set a schedule for drafting a new constitution and holding a free and fair UN-supervised election within 18 months, according to a joint statement released by the United Nations on behalf of the 19 parties to the talks.
While the diplomats agreed on a UN-administered cease fire enforcement mechanism they failed to reach consensus on which groups other than the Islamic State and al-Qaeda affiliates would not be eligible for the truce. Under the terms, the sponsoring countries of each group covered by the cease fire would be responsible for making sure that group upholds it.
11/14/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/13652/France-s-Hollande-decries-act-of-war-ISIS-takes-responsibility-for-attacks After French President Francois Hollande gave an address to the French nation in which he said the terrorist attacks in Paris were a declaration of war by ISIS,  the terrorist organization took responsibility for the attacks on Saturday and threatened to target Washington, Rome and London as well.
Hollande said in the speech that ISIS carried out “an act of war that was prepared, organized, planned from abroad, with internal help” and vowed that France would retaliate without mercy. He also declared three days of national mourning.
In its statement, ISIS claimed France would continue to be one of its main targets and that Friday’s attacks were only the beginning.
More than 120 people lost their lives Friday evening when terrorists carried out shootings at restaurants, suicide bombings at France’s national stadium and a massacre at a concert hall.
11/13/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/is-iran-sinking-in-the-syrian-quagmire/  The major disagreements between all the parties concern the future of Bashar Assad himself. The Russians have hinted that they will not require that he remain in power, while the Iranians and the Syrian regime insist that he stay. But for a moment, let us imagine that all the parties and various countries taking part in the talks in Vienna agree on the “plan.” Does this mean that the fighting in Syria will end? Quite simply: No.
After all, the Islamic State is not a party to these talks, nor is it expected to be. Even if an agreement could be reached in the meeting rooms in Vienna, we can be absolutely certain that IS will continue its campaigns of massacre and devastation for a long time to come.
11/13/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/203338 Rouhani warns that if US imposes any new non-nuclear sanctions, Iran will ‘fail to comply’ with obligations of deal; demands US ‘apology.’
11/12/15 http://news.sky.com/story/1586223/uk-forces-on-frontline-of-battle-for-sinjar British troops are involved on the frontline with Kurdish forces battling to retake Sinjar in northern Iraq from Islamic State.
US-led coalition airstrikes have been pounding IS-held areas in the town – directed by US and British special forces on the frontline, Kurdish Peshmerga commanders have told Sky News.
11/12/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/11/12/israel-estimates-hezbollah-has-150000-rockets-in-arsenal-including-long-range-iranian-missiles/ Israeli officials believe that the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah has amassed around 150,000 rockets, including a number of long range Iranian-made missiles capable of striking Israeli cities from north to south.
The estimates represent a 50 percent increase in the group’s weapons stockpiles since May, when a senior Israeli intelligence official put the number at 100,000.
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Chechen leader calls on world’s Muslims to unite against ISIS

DEBKAfile November 12, 2015, 2:53 PM (IDT)
Ramzan Kadyrov, president of Russia’s Chechen republic, called Wednesday on the world’s Muslims to unite “to fight and destroy” ISIS, saying nobody has the right to remain neutral in light of the crimes that the terrorist organization is committing. In the statement released on his Instagram account, Kadirov called attention to the most recent video released by ISIS in which 200 children were executed by machine gun fire.
“Millions of people in all countries of the world have seen this video and all leading mass media reported this news. Earlier we also saw monstrous killings of women, children and adult men…Muslims die on the hands of those who call themselves Muslims,” he said.
11/12/15 « Breaking News » http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/13624/Moscow-not-seeking-arms-race-only-military-modernization-Putin
Moscow not seeking arms race, only military modernization: Putin
DEBKAfile November 12, 2015, 1:40 PM (IDT)
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the program for modernizing his country’s military does not mean that Moscow is gearing up for an arms race. At a Russian defense industry conference in the capital, he said the industry is being compensated for years of neglect following the end of Soviet Union. He also said Russia should aspire to manufacture all of its military systems independently and not be dependent on imports and foreign arms manufacturers.
11/12/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/203316#.VkTZTXarSM8 Two explosions in a predominantly Shi’ite area of southern Beirut have killed at least 35 people, according to reports from Lebanon’s Daily Star and other sources.
Al Jazeera sources said that the two blasts were separated by minutes. Local reports indicate two suicide bombers conducted the attacks.
The explosions took place in the Ain el Sikkeh area, next to the Burj el-Barajneh Palestinian “refugee camp.”
Burj el-Barajneh is a stronghold of the Iran terror proxy Hezbollah, and has been targeted by attacks various times in the past.
Hezbollah is currently targeted by Islamic State (ISIS) and Syrian rebels as it fights alongside Iran in the Syrian civil war.

There were repeated car bomb attacks against Shi’ite districts of Beirut in recent years.
11/11/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/13602/Russia-to-deploy-missiles-that-can-pierce-NATO-defenses-Putin-says Russian President Vladimir Putin told senior defense officials on Tuesday that Russia will respond to NATO’s missile defense plan by developing an advanced missile that can pierce NATO’s defensive shield. He claimed that Washington’s development of ballistic missiles is aimed at neutralizing Russia’s strategic nuclear deterrent and achieving decisive military superiority. In addition, Putin said his country’s defense industries had developed and tested weapons that can compete with the Western defense system over the past three years, and that operational use of some of those weapons had begun this year.
11/06/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/13535/First-British-tourists-prepare-to-be-flown-out-of-Sharm-el-Sheikh-Friday The first of the 20,000 British tourists stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh by the suspension of flights over security concerns are preparing to be evacuated later Friday – albeit only with their hand luggage.The British government suspended flights to and from the Egyptian Red Sea resort Wednesday after saying that an explosion likely downed the Russian airliner last Saturday over Sinai, killing all 224 people aboard.
11/06/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24994/Anti-air-missiles-in-ISIS-hands-also-imperil-Saudi-Jordanian-and-Israeli-skies This ultra-violent Islamist terror group has very close operational ties with ISIS-Sinai, and very possibly smuggled the missile system into Sinai from Libya.
11/04/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24992/Russian-made-cargo-plane-crash-in-S-Sudan-kills-dozens-Second-Mid-East-air-disaster No cause has yet been established for the Russian-made Antonov Ant-12’s crash-landing on the east bank of the Nile River 800 m short of Juba international airport in South Sudan Wednesday, Nov. 4. Its five-man crew were Russians. According to first reports some 40 people were killed both on board and on the ground, although there appear to be two survivors.
11/04/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/13503/Erdogan-seeks-constitutional-reform-to-broaden-presidential-powers- In his first speech following his party’s victory in this week’s parliamentary elections, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that he will push for the changing of his country’s constitution so the president will be given wider powers.
11/03/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/202871 Warplanes pounded the Islamic State group’s de facto Syrian capital Raqqa on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people including 13 jihadists, a monitoring group said.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said either the regime or Russian airforce was believed to have carried out the strikes.
SIS seized Raqqa in January 2014, expelling various rebel groups who had seized it from the regime the previous year.
Since then it has become the de facto Syrian capital of the territory controlled by the group, which it dubs an Islamic “caliphate.”
11/03/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/beilin-predicts-netanyahu-will-unilaterally-withdraw-from-much-of-west-bank/ Former minister and veteran peace activist Yossi Beilin on Monday called for the creation of an Israeli-Palestinian confederation as a long-term strategic goal for the solution of the conflict. Such a solution will have to be preceded by an interim agreement that would create a Palestinian state in provisional borders, he said. While a permanent peace accord is currently out of reach, Beilin said an interim agreement — if linked to a timetable leading to a comprehensive peace deal — is a realistic and worthwhile objective.
11/02/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/202778#.VjbDvLerSM8 Turkish PM welcomes outcome of a general election which swept his AK Party back to a parliamentary majority.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday evening described the outcome of a general election which swept his AK Party back to a parliamentary majority as “a victory”.
“Today is a victory for our democracy and our people,” Davutoglu told a crowd of cheering AKP supporters outside his home in the centralAnatolian city of Konya, according to the Reuters news agency.
“Hopefully we will serve you well for the next four years and stand in front of you once again in 2019,” he said, referring to Turkey’s next general election in four years time.
The AK Party, founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, came first in elections in June but lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in more than a decade, forcing it to seek a coalition partnership.
Coalition-building efforts with Turkey’s pro-secular party later collapsed, forcing Erdogan to call a new election.
11/01/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/196399#.VjbE97erSM8 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a serious setback in the parliamentary elections Sunday, according to initial reports. Four hours after the ballots closed, it appeared that Erdogan’s AKP party will not have the required majority for passing reforms in the Turkish constitution.
With 90% of the votes counted, the Kurdish HDP party received about 11% of the votes, according to Turkish-language CNN.
This places it past the 10% threshold required for entering parliament and would give it about 80 MPs. The party has never before passed the threshold.
According to reports, AKP received 42 or 43% of the votes, leaving it short of an overall majority for the first time since its creation more than a decade ago. AKP may be forced to establish a coalition in order to rule Turkey.
“We expect a minority government and an early election,” a senior AKP official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Erdogan wanted to change the constitution to grant him greater powers than he currently wields. If HDP enters parliament, this will apparently be impossible.
11/01/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/divided-turkey-votes-in-critical-election-as-violence-spirals/ The outcome could leave Turkey without a government as it hosts world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, for the G20
Ankara, increasingly isolated on the world stage, is also struggling with its policy on Syria and the burden of more than two million who have taken refuge from its neighbor’s bloody four-year civil war.
HDP made history
After long supporting rebels fighting the Damascus regime, it was cajoled into joining the US-led coalition against the IS group and launched its own “war on terrorism” targeting the jihadists as well as PKK fighters.
Further political turmoil could also add to jitters about Turkey’s economy, with growth slowing sharply from the dizzy heights of five years ago and the Turkish lira plunging more than 25 percent this year.
All eyes will again be on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which made history in June when it became the first pro-Kurdish movement in parliament and gained enough seats to block an AKP majority.
But it faces accusations it is a mere front for the PKK, whose armed campaign for autonomy has killed 45,000 people since 1984.
10/30/15 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34673535 The first talks bringing together all foreign powers backing rival sides in Syria’s civil war have opened.
The meeting in Vienna will seek to close the gap between the US and its allies, who support the rebels, and the key foreign allies of the Syrian government, Russia and Iran.
It is the first time Iran has been involved in the diplomacy.
10/30/15 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/30/us-yemen-security-idUSKCN0SO1VI20151030 A senior Houthi leader said efforts to convene U.N.-backed peace talks for Yemen were failing and blamed the United States and Saudi Arabia for continued aggression.
A Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes on Houthi positions for seven months, seeking to restore the Yemeni government forced into exile last year after the Iran-allied rebels took over the capital of Sanaa.
The Houthis accuse the Saudi coalition of acting to further U.S. ambitions to dominate the region.
But the Houthis retain control of much of Yemen, despite almost daily air bombardment. The fighting has killed some 5,600 people in the Arabian Peninsula’s poorest country.
10/30/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24985/Iran%E2%80%99s-elite-Rev-Guards-units-routed-by-ISIS-in-the-Al-Safira-pre-battle-for-Aleppo   The six Revolutionary Guards brigades were held up proudly as Iran’s finest fighting units, the invincible bulwark of the revolutionary Islamic regime in Tehran against the mightiest of its enemies
The battle for Al-Safira, 20 km. south of Aleppo – and the key to its capture – will go down in Iran’s Revolutionary history as the most humiliating defeat its elite forces have sustained in all its 36 years.
10/29/15 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4718040,00.html  Russia has been flying Iranian weapons shipments into Syria over the past 10 days, according to an exclusive report on Fox News, breaking with an international weapons embargo against Iran. The planes were reportedly seen at the Russian airbase in Latakia, Syria’s main port city.

10/28/15 http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/obama-in-secret-pact-with-worlds-largest-muslim-country/   President Obama says the U.S. and the world’s largest Muslim country will merge their economies under an agreement whose terms have not been disclosed to Congress or the public.
The TPP is a sweeping global regulatory pact. It establishes an international authority that will write rules for merging the U.S. economy with other countries in the partnership.

9/18/15 http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=28357 “I welcome the fact that the gap in Israel’s favor was significantly larger than the votes in previous years,” says PM Netanyahu after Egyptian-led attempt to have Israel join Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, submit to nuclear oversight, is rejected.
An Arab-led attempt to censure Israel over its assumed “nuclear capabilities” failed Thursday, with a majority of states at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s annual meeting voting down the resolution to implement nuclear oversight in the Jewish state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the rejection of the motion to force Israel to join a global anti-nuclear weapons pact as a “great victory” for Israel’s diplomatic efforts.
Israel has yet to formally declare its widely assumed status as a nuclear weapons state — a status that Arab nations and Iran insist presents the greatest threat to Middle East peace. That view is opposed not only by Israel but also the United States and other Western nations that for years have said that Iran’s potential to make such arms is the key danger in the region.
As in past years, Arab states, backed by Iran and many nonaligned nations, forced a vote on their resolution expressing “concern about the Israeli nuclear capabilities” and urging the Jewish state to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. And as at most previous meetings, those opposed were in the majority — but this time by a higher margin. Of nations present for the vote, 61 were against, 43 were in favor, and 33 abstained.
In recent weeks leading up to the vote, there was a combined national effort led by Netanyahu, the National Security Council, the Foreign Ministry and the Atomic Energy Commission to ensure the resolution would be voted down.
“I have spoken directly with over 30 presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers,” Netanyahu said of the coordinated diplomatic effort. “I explained that there was no place to hold a discussion of this kind as long as the main problem in the Middle East is Iran’s efforts to arm itself with nuclear weapons and its clear declarations regarding its intention to destroy the State of Israel.”
The vote was symbolic, with the outcome having no enforcing power. But the extent of the rejection — with a much larger number against than a similar vote last year — offers Israel reassurance of its support among allies in favor of the Iran nuclear deal.
9/18/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/rocket-fired-from-gaza-strikes-sderot-no-injuries/ Israel Police said that a bus was damaged in the strike, while the Ynet website reported that a home was also damaged. The residents were inside at the time of the strike, Ynet said, adding that several people were treated at the scene for shock. One woman was taken to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon after complaining of chest pains and ringing in her ears, the website reported.
9/18/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/12734/Palestinian-Hamas-Islamic-Jihad-call-for-anti-Israel-%E2%80%9Cday-of-rage%E2%80%9D  Israeli security forces in Jerusalem are on high alert to meet a further escalation of Palestinian violence following the announcement by Hamas and Islamic Jihad of a “day of rage” against Israel.  The two extremist groups are planning to stage “processions” in Hebron, Ramallah, Nablus and Tulkarm after Friday Muslim worship. Clashes with Israeli security forces are being orchestrated at the usual flashpoints including the Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem, and especially on Temple Mount. There, security forces are keeping young thugs out by holding entry down to men over 40. There are no restrictions for women.8/29/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24847/Resolving-the-Syrian-war-is-not-the-silver-bullet-for-stopping-ISIS- The war to stop the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has entered a dark tunnel. And with it the bottomless conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq. The search for a ray of light moves next week from Moscow to Washington, when Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz makes his first visit as monarch for talks with President Barack Obama.
The three worried Arab rulers received in the Kremlin Tuesday, Aug. 25, by President Vladimir Putin could only talk in circles: Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi,is  embattled on three fronts, Sinai, his border with Libya and Cairo; Jordan’s King Abdullah II – is wedged between two wars; and UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent his army to fight the Yemen insurgency alongside Saudi Arabia.
For them, resolving the Syrian conflict looked like the silver bullet, the key to ending all their troubles. But whichever Russian or Iranian plans and ideas they considered for a way forward, they were all forced to come back to the same impasse. Even Putin and Obama can’t get around or ignore two solid facts:
This week, the impasse spurred two combatants into chilling escalations:
— Iran began shipping its solid propellant missile, Zelzal-3B (meaning “earthquake”), across the border into Iraq, in the hope that this powerful projectile, with a range of 250km , would give the Revolutionary Guards their doomsday weapon for tipping the scales against ISIS.
— The Islamists, for their part, embraced a new tactic, known in the west as “SVBIED mobile defense.” Scores of armed vehicles are packed tight with hundreds of tons of explosives and loosed against military convoys on the move and static enemy positions and bases.

This tactic quickly proved itself by killing the 10th Iraqi Division’s chief, deputy and its command staff, as well as the deputy chief of Iraqi forces in Anbar.
In Moscow last week, Putin offered his three Middle East guests Russian nuclear reactors, arms, joint pacts for fighting terror and assorted ideas for the future of Bashar Assad. But he too had no practical proposals for bringing the Islamic State down.
President Obama may likewise offer King Salman all sorts of assistance for standing up to ISIS, but he will find no buyers in Riyadh for his failed policy of reliance on Saudi Arabia’s rival, Iran, for liquidating the Islamist threat looming against the oil kingdom from neighboring Iraq.  Neither is US aid much use for stemming the tide of pro-ISIS radicalism spreading among young Saudi men.

9/10/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-sends-hundreds-of-fighters-to-back-assad-in-syria-says-israel/ The move is seen by Israel as a dramatic escalation of Iranian involvement in the Syrian civil war, the sources said. Iran has previously sent military advisers to help Assad, and the Iran-armed Lebanese Hezbollah militia has been fighting alongside Assad and sustaining significant losses.
Israel does not intend to intervene at this stage, Channel 2 said, but would do so if it saw a direct threat, and if weaponry were transferred from Syria to Hezbollah in south Lebanon.
Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a commander of the Revolutionary Guards, was killed in a reported Israeli airstrike on Syria in January.
9/9/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24875/Russia-eludes-US-ban-on-NATO-airspace-by-roundabout-route-to-Syria-via-Iraq-and-Iran- Washington refrained from addressing this request to Iran, in keeping with its policy of avoiding strains on relations until the nuclear deal was endorsed in Washington and Tehran.
9/8/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/arch-terrorists-kuntar-deif-put-on-us-blacklist/  The Obama administration is placing four members of the radical Hamas and Hezbollah groups on a terrorism blacklist that subjects them to US sanctions. As head of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Deif is responsible for planning and executing a long string of terror attacks that have killed dozens or even hundreds of Israelis.
9/7/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/12598/Qatar-sends-first-1-000-ground-troops-to-Yemen-war Qatar has sent around 1,000 ground troops to Yemen, Doha-based Al Jazeera television said on Monday, to join the Saudi-backed offensive against the Houthi insurgents. They are backed by 200 armored vehicles and 30 helicopters and are preparing to join the push on Houthi positions in the capital Sanaa.
9/7/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24873/Russian-submarine-with-20-ICBMs-and-200-nuclear-warheads-is-sailing-to-Syria In its coming issue out Friday, Sept. 11, DEBKA Weekly 678 will reveal for the first time how Putin intends to array the Russian forces he is consigning to Syria, their operational planning, their military coordination with Iran and, above all, how the new Russian intervention in Syria may impact US Middle East policy and Israel.
The world’s largest submarine, the Dmitri Donskoy (TK-208), Nato-coded Typhoon, has set sail for the Mediterranean and is destined for the Syrian coast,DEBKAfile reports exclusively from its military and intelligence sources. Aboard the sub are 20 Bulava (NATO-code SS-N-30) intercontinental ballistic missiles with an estimated up to 200 nuclear warheads. Each missile, with a reported range of 10,000km, carries 6-10 MIRV nuclear warheads.
The Russian sub set sail from its North Sea base on Sept. 4, escorted by two anti-sub warfare ships. Their arrival at destination in 10 days time will top up the new Russian military deployment in Syria.
9/6/15  http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/12589/UAE-warplanes-strike-Yemeni-rebel-targets-after-major-losses  Warplanes from the United Arab Emirates struck rebel targets across Yemen Saturday night, a day after at least 60 soldiers from a Saudi-led coalition, most of them from the UAE, were killed in a Houthi rebel attack on their base in the central Yemeni province of Marib. Apart from 45 Emiratis and five Bahrainis, Saudi military spokesman Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri said 10 Saudi soldiers were also killed,as well as four Yemeni soldiers.
The bodies of the Emirati soldiers were flown to Abu Dhabi.The UAE government has announced a three-day mourning period.
9/6/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24871/Four-parties-caused-Syria%E2%80%99s-genocidal-calamity-Should-Israel-get-involved- 1.  The first culprit is undoubtedly its insensate president Bashar Assad and his close family, who have had no qualms about spilling the blood of some 300,000 men, women, children and old people – some estimate as many as half a million – and making some 11 million people homeless, to keep himself in power. No one has ever counted the number of people maimed and crippled by the war, but they are conservatively estimated at one million.
These figures add up to genocide or serial mass murder, which has been allowed to go into its fifth year.
9/5/15 http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.674641 The Palestinian Authority is in contact with the United Nations and the European Union to urge them to pressure Israel to allow Palestinian refugees from Syria into the West Bank, officials in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ office said Saturday.
9/5/15 http://freebeacon.com/national-security/private-government-report-iran-spending-billions-to-pay-terrorist-salaries/ a private U.S. government analysis conducted for a leading senator, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
Iran’s defense budget ranges anywhere from $14 to $30 billion a year, with much of that money going to fund terrorist proxy groups and rebel fighters in a number of countries, according to a Congressional Research Service report conducted following a request by Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.).
Kirk, who opposes the recent nuclear accord, said that this information is a sign that the deal will lead to more terrorism by Iran.
“The Administration is celebrating support from a partisan minority of senators for a nuclear deal that threatens the security of the United States and our allies,” Kirk said. “This deeply flawed agreement will transfer over $100 billion to a regime that U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clpper calls the ‘foremost state sponsor of terrorism,’ and pave Iran’s path to nuclear weapons.
“Like North Korea before it, Iran will cheat on this flawed deal in order to get nuclear weapons. Congress must hold accountable the Iranian regime and ensure that our children never wake up to a nuclear-armed Iran in the Middle East.”
9/5/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-brags-at-superpowers-surrender-in-nuclear-deal/  On August 24, MEMRI also said the website of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei published a poster, entitled “The Iron Fist,” asserting Iran’s strength in the wake of the nuclear deal. The text on the poster states, according to the MEMRI translation: “Those who leveled sanctions against us yesterday are dying today, because Iran has become the region’s foremost military power. The Islamic Republic of Iran has proven that it works diligently to defend itself. The entire nation unites as a solid fist, standing fast against the aggressors who lack all reason.”
The poster shows a clenched fist adorned with Iranian flags breaking through clouds. The fist itself is made up of military equipment, including missiles, jets, ships and tanks.
9/5/15 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran/IRGC-commander-Iran-will-bolster-military-until-Israel-defeated-Palestinians-free-414983?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Earlier this week, according to the Tasnim News Agency, Iranian military experts upgraded the Talash air defense missile system, which can target high-altitude aircraft.
Meanwhile, Iran’s Arab and Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut on Wednesday.
Nasrallah congratulated the Iranian diplomat on the nuclear deal reached with world powers and expressed anger at “war crimes” committed by Israel against the Palestinians, state news agency IRNA reported.
The Hezbollah leader said the “resistance” would thwart any Israeli threats to Lebanon.
On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Tunisia with Rachid Ghannouchi, the head of that country’s Islamist Ennahda movement, and called on Muslims to form “a united front against the Zionist enemy,” Iran’s Al Alam website reported.
9/5/15 http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/No-Holds-Barred-Indyk-accuses-PM-of-lacking-generosity-415196 Indyk no friend to Israel!
9/5/15 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Saudi-Arabia-Iran-deal-will-contribute-to-Middle-East-security-and-stability-415281   Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir speaks during a news conference in Amman, Jordan
Saudi Arabia has also joined the United States and other Arab states in air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist movement in Syria, also called ISIS.
“We continue to cooperate extremely closely in countering terrorist activities in the region and around the world, including the battle against ISIS,” Obama said on Friday.
Obama and Salman discussed the potential fast-tracking of the release of American military technology and weapons systems to Saudi Arabia, al-Jubeir said, and discussed a “new strategic partnership” between the two countries, although he gave few details.
The Gulf state is in advanced discussions with the US government about buying two frigates based on a coastal warship that Lockheed Martin Corp is building for the US Navy, a deal valued at well over $1 billion.
The sale would be the cornerstone of a long-delayed multibillion-dollar modernization of the Royal Saudi Navy’s Gulf-patrolling eastern fleet of aging US warships and would include smaller patrol boats.
9/4/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/un-chief-tries-to-breathe-fresh-life-into-peace-talks/
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host a ministerial meeting of key global players trying to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Sept. 30 during the annual high-level session of the General Assembly, the United Nations announced Friday.
Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that in addition to foreign ministers from the Quartet of Mideast mediators — the United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia — the secretary-general is inviting the Arab League secretary-general and the foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia to join the meeting.
Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have been stalled since the United States failed to broker a peace agreement in early 2014. The Quartet was sidelined by the US-led efforts, but their failure opened the possibility of a broader international effort to tackle the conflict.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, however, have been unable to agree on ground rules for negotiations. Netanyahu said Tuesday he was willing to meet Abbas “right now” to resume peace negotiations without preconditions. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat dismissed his remarks as a PR stunt, calling the prime minister “the king of the settlers,” Israel Radio said.
Abbas is scheduled to address the General Assembly on Sept. 30, the same day Ban will host the ministerial meeting.
Palestinian UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour said Thursday he hopes Abbas will be able to raise the Palestinian flag outside UN headquarters for the first time that day. He said this could “keep hope alive” among Palestinians at a time when “the political process is dead.”
The 193-member General Assembly is scheduled to vote Sept. 10 on a resolution, opposed by Israel, that would allow non-member observer states — Palestine and the Holy See — to raise their flags. Mansour said he expects “an overwhelming majority” of states to support it.
9/4/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24862/Iran%E2%80%99s-Gen-Soleimani-Lays-His-Battlefield-Failures-at-Washington%E2%80%99s-Door   “Iran’s Gen. Soleimani Lays His Battlefield Failures at Washington’s Door” is an exclusive article and can be purchased. As his forces take a beating from ISIS in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, his charm fades in Washington.
9/4/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24861/The-New-%E2%80%9CHashemite-Army%E2%80%9D-Is-Poised-for-Battle-with-ISIS-%E2%80%93-Next-in-Syria  “The New “Hashemite Army” Is Poised for Battle with ISIS – Next in Syria” is an exclusive article and can be purchased. With US arms, Saudi funding, Abdullah builds a formidable new army 70,000 strong.
9/3/15 http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-promises-to-set-fire-to-u-s-interests/   “In the nuclear talks with are negotiating with the 5+1, but the U.S. administration is, in fact, the main party; but the U.S. officials speak very badly and a decision needs to be taken about the manner they speak,” Khamenei told the country’s powerful Assembly of Experts.
“Don’t say that the Americans are uttering these words to convince their internal rivals; of course, I believe that the internal disputes in the U.S. are real and they have differences and the reason for such a difference is clear to us, but what is officially said needs a response and if no response is given to them, the other side’s remarks will be entrenched,” Khamenei said.
9/2/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/islamic-jihad-leader-reportedly-in-cairo-for-ceasefire-talks/  Ramadan Shalah came to the Egyptian capital with his second-in-command Ziad Nakhala for discussions on a long-term ceasefire agreement with Israel, the Ma’an news site reported, quoting an Islamic Jihad source. The two Islamic Jihad leaders are expected to discuss the opening of the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt and the kidnapping of four Hamas members two weeks ago from the Sinai Peninsula.the al-Quds Brigades, Islamic Jihad’s military wing, said the group would take up arms if prisoner Muhammad Allaan died in an Israeli hospital.
9/2/15 http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/09/02/iran-general-military-buildup-wont-stop-until-full-annihilation-and-destruction-of-israel/ The United States and Israel “should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,” Iranian Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini said Wednesday, while leading military drills in Tehran, according to Iran’s state-run Fars News.
“And we will continue defending not just our own country, but also all the oppressed people of the world, specifically those countries that are standing on the forefront of confrontation with the Zionists,” he added, likely referring to Iran’s consistent support of terrorist groups Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Assad regime in Syria.
He said that the only way to deal with Israel “is full annihilation and destruction of the Zionist regime.” Kazzemeini encouraged Palestinians to continue the “armed struggle against Tel Aviv,” according to the Fars News readout.
9/1/15 http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.673871 Israel has asked Egypt to stop its efforts to advance a resolution to subject Israel’s nuclear facilities to international inspection, a motion expected to come up for a vote at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s General Conference in two weeks, senior officials in Jerusalem said.
9/1/15 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4696268,00.html The Russians are not the only ones coordinating their Middle East policy with the Iranians; The US has also jumped aboard that train. American government officials have been holding intensive consultations with representatives of the Iranian regime concerning a stronger joint effort against ISIS in Iraq. It seems that the US government currently views Iran as a central and necessary force in the campaign against ISIS within Iraq.
The Iranian-American cooperation is focused on two focal points: The first being Anbar province, where the Iraqis have thus far failed to expel ISIS; and the second Mosul, where the Iraqis have yet to come up with a feasible plan to recapture the city.
Western diplomatic sources have emphasized that the Obama administration is fully aware of the Russian intent to intervene directly in Syria, but has yet to issue any reaction. The absence of a vocal opposition from the Obama administration is compounded by its cessation of calls for the dissolution of Assad’s murderous regime.
This and more: The Iranians and the Russians- with the US well aware- have begun the struggle to reequip the Syrian army, which has been left in tatters by the civil war. They intend not only to train Assad’s army, but to also equip it. During the entire duration of the civil war, the Russians have consistently sent a weapons supply ship to the Russian held port of Tartus in Syria on a weekly basis. The ships would bring missiles, replacement parts, and different types of ammunition for the Syrian army.
8/31/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/08/31/iran-is-already-waging-war-against-israel/ Iran has been directing terrorist attacks from Syria against Israelis in the Golan Heights region. Nobody paid attention. Four days later, Iranian-sponsored rockets from Syria struck Israel’s Upper Galilee. Is anybody listening now?  It is already engaged in a daily proxy terror war against America’s ally, Israel.
8/31/15 http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Report-Hezbollah-working-to-establish-terror-infrastructure-in-West-Bank-413725  Hezbollah has been working intensively to enlist former operatives from Fatah’s armed wing, the Al Aksa Brigades, in order to carry out terror attacks against Israeli targets in the West Bank and inside Israel, a Palestinian security source was quoted as saying on Sunday.

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