Daniel 8:4 :

" I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great."

North Korea helping Iran grow its ballistic missile program, details revealed in report

June 20, 2017

An Iranian opposition group has found 12 sites, not previously disclosed, where the Islamic government is developing ballistic missiles with the help of North Korean experts.

The disclosure, one of many in a lengthy and detailed report released Tuesday by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), describes how Iran’s missile program has accelerated since it signed an agreement on July 14, 2015, to limit its development of nuclear weapons. The report’s material reflects intelligence gathered by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran.

“The findings show the first full picture of the missile program of the Iranian regime, which is very extensive and costly. It also shows a close tie between the nuclear weapons program and the missile program,” Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the NCRI’s U.S. office, said to Fox News.

“Tehran has accelerated its missile program [since signing the nuclear deal] to make up for its domestic impotence and increasing regional isolation. The missile program of the regime is essential for its survival. Unfortunately the missile program of the Iranian regime has remained primarily unchecked.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/20/north-korea-helping-iran-grow-its-ballistic-missile-program-details-revealed-in-report.html




Psalm 83:3-5: “They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more. For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you.”

UK: Hezbollah supporters call for Israel’s annihilation at London rally

JUNE 19, 2017

Hezbollah and Palestine supporters staging a sit-down protest brought part of central London to a standstill on Sunday afternoon. A few hundred people marched down Regent Street, behind the Palestinian and Hezbollah terror flag, before sitting down at the junction with Oxford Street shortly after 4.30pm on Sunday. Many carried banners with messages including “Boycott Israel”, “Freedom for Palestine” and “Zionism = racism”.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/06/uk-hizballah-supporters-call-for-israels-annihilation-at-london-rally



Matthew 7:15:

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves."

Pedophile 'prophet' took brainwashed couple's six children as wives, court told

Court told Lee Kaplan kept the girls in almost complete isolation, persuaded them to call him 'Lave' - meaning 'Lord' - and fathered two children by the oldest daughter. He allegedly brainwashed parents Savilla and Daniel Stoltzfus into thinking the abuse was the will of God.

A pedophile brainwashed a former Amish couple into regarding him as a prophet and ‘gifting’ him their six young daughters as child wives, a court heard. Kaplan is facing 17 counts of rape, sexual assault and conspiracy charges. He spoke at his trial for the first time on Friday, but only to confim that he would not testify. When Judge Jeffrey L. Finley asked if it was his decision not to take the witness stand, Kaplan replied in a deep voice: “Yes, that is my desire.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/lee-kaplan-paedophile-prophet-trial-latest-savilla-and-daniel-stoltzfus-gifted-six-daughters-a7770731.html



Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO HIT BY A SWARM OF MORE THAN 230 EARTHQUAKES IN ONE WEEK

6/19/17

Yellowstone supervolcano has been hit by a series of earthquakes, with more 30 recorded since June 12. The latest was recorded on Monday, June 19, with a magnitude 3 earthquake striking 8.6 miles north northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana.

The swarm began last week, and on June 15 saw a magnitude 4.5 earthquake take place in Yellowstone National Park. “The epicenter of the shock was located in Yellowstone National Park, eight miles north-northeast of the town of West Yellowstone, Montana,” scientists from the University of Utah, which monitors Yellowstone Volcano, said in a statement.

“[The 4.5] earthquake is part of an energetic sequence of earthquakes in the same area that began on June 12,” the statement continued. “This sequence has included approximately thirty earthquakes of magnitude 2 and larger and four earthquakes of magnitude 3 and larger, including today's magnitude 4.5 event.”

But what would happen if it did erupt? In 2014, scientists with the USGS published a report where they modeled what would happen if a large, explosive eruption took place at the supervolcano. Their findings showed most of the country would be covered in a blanket of ash, with some areas being buried up to a meter deep.

http://www.newsweek.com/yellowstone-supervolcano-earthquake-swarm-eruption-risk-627189



Tsunami hits Greenland after earthquake as dramatic footage shows people fleeing for safety


19 JUN 2017

Dramatic footage has captured the aftermath of a tsunami that struck the coast of Greenland. A woman filmed the scene as houses floated into the sea and debris scattered the floor after an earthquake triggered the tsunami on Saturday. Four people are reportedly missing after the tsunami hit the tiny village.

Police said: "The huge waves risk breaking over Upernavik and its environs. The residents of Nuugaatsiaq are going to be evacuated."

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/tsunami-hits-greenland-after-earthquake-10644364



2 Thessalonians 2:3-4: “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (Christ’ Return) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”


EXPERTS WATCH FOR WORLDWIDE REACTION TO JERUSALEM CONSTRUCTION

Temple Mount observers cite 'convergence of predicted signs' as Israel marks anniversary of recapture

There is a steady progression of signs indicating Jews are making real progress towards actually building the Third Temple, an act that would have profound geopolitical and spiritual ramifications.

Passover sacrifices are being held near the Temple Mount.

The specific breeds of animals needed to engage in the Temple sacrifices described in the Torah are being reintroduced into Israel.

Modern DNA technology allows the identification of those who can serve as priests in the Temple once it is constructed.

An altar, priestly garments, and other materials which would be needed to conduct services at the Temple have been created.

Many believers argue there is deep eschatological significance in how all of these unlikely events are coming together so swiftly and dramatically.

“Israel is the plumb line of prophecy,” said Joseph Farah, author of “The Restitution of All Things: Israel, Christianity and the End of the Age.” “That there is so much chatter and activity within the Jewish state about the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem represents we live in an exciting time of history – the one about which all the prophets looked with hope for restoration of the world.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/experts-watch-for-worldwide-reaction-to-jerusalem-construction/#ZXGCkju12jzcwgji.99



Daniel 8: 3, 4:
“a Ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.”

Iranian official on Syrian attack: 'Israel understood the message, it should be worried'

Advisor to Iranian foreign min. states after rare missile attack in Syria that 'Israel is our main enemy and it should be worried'; PM Netanyahu responds: 'Do not threaten Israel.'

6/19/2017

The advisor to the Iranian foreign minister, Sheikh Hussein al-Islam, said when speaking about the missiles launched by Iran into Syria that Israel "is the main enemy" of Iran, despite the attack targeting militant groups who Iran blames for the Tehran attacks, and adding that Israel now "has to worry about (its actions)," hinting that the missile launch should be seen as a sort of warning to Israel.

In an interview with the Al-Miyadin network, Al-Islam said that the missile strike showed the strength of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and that Iran "will not allow terrorism to determine the future of the region," and also showing his disdain for any outside interference, saying that "the presence of Americans in the region is illegal; the US should leave Syria sooner or later."

"I think (Israel) understood rockets' messages well," added Al-Islam. "We are targeting terrorists only, and the countries that support them must know what it means when we use these missiles. The Saudis and Americans are the main recipients of this message," said General Ramzan Sharif of the Revolutionary Guards.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4978110,00.html




"I have one message to Iran: Do not threaten Israel"


PM responds to Iranian missile strikes in Syria.

6/19/2017

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday warned Iran not to threaten Israel after Tehran launched ballistic missiles at a Syrian base of the Islamic State group. Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it had fired six missiles from western Iran into northeastern Syria on Sunday, targeting "terror bases."

"We follow their actions and we follow their words. I have one message to Iran: Do not threaten Israel. The army and our security forces are constantly monitoring the activity of Iran in the region," Netanyahu told senior members of his Likud party on Monday.

"This activity also includes their attempts to establish themselves in Syria and, of course, to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah and other operations," a party statement quoted him as saying.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/231268



IRANIAN AND CHINESE DESTROYERS HOLD JOINT DRILL IN PERSIAN GULF

JUNE 18, 2017

US watches with concern as Mideast foe trains with rival power

Iran and China began a joint naval exercise in the Gulf on Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. The military drill comes at a time of heightened tension between the Iranian and US military in the Gulf and is likely to be a cause of concern for Washington.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iranian-and-Chinese-destroyers-hold-joint-drill-in-Persian-Gulf-497178



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

US shoot-down of Syrian jet prompts Russian threat

6/19/2017

Russian officials on Monday threatened that their country would treat U.S.-led coalition planes in some parts of Syria as targets after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian Air Force jet on Sunday. Russia's defense ministry said planes flying in Syria, west of the Euphrates River, would be considered targets.

The news came one day after the first time in history a U.S. jet shot down a Syrian plane – and the first time in nearly 20 years the U.S. has shot down any warplane in air-to-air combat. Russia's defense ministry also said Monday it was suspending coordination with the U.S. in Syria over so-called "de-confliction zones" after the downing of the Syrian jet.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, in comments to Russian news agencies, compared the downing to “helping the terrorists that the U.S. is fighting against.” “What is this, if not an act of aggression,” he asked.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/19/us-shoot-down-syrian-jet-prompts-russian-threat.html




Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.

True or not, Islamic State’s claim of Friday attack is a statement of intent

After all the defeats it has suffered on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, it is no surprise to see jihadi terror group focusing on Jerusalem

June 17, 2017

Late Friday night, the Islamic State for the first time claimed responsibility for an act of terrorism in Israel, proclaiming that its members had carried out the stabbing and shooting attacks near the Old City of Jerusalem in which 23-year-old Border Police officer Hadas Malka was killed.

In an official statement circulated by media outlets as well as by Islamic State’s own Amaq News Agency, it boasted that three “lions of the caliphate carried out a blessed attack on a gathering of Jews in al-Quds,” referring to Jerusalem by its Arabic name.

For its part, Hamas has dismissed the IS claim, and said one of the attackers came from its ranks, while the other two were tied to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The PFLP, similarly, issued a claim of responsibility, declaring that the attacks were “in response to the crimes of the occupation forces and to the harm caused to the holy sites.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/true-or-not-islamic-states-claim-of-friday-attack-is-a-statement-of-intent/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=44dd6d2fae-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-44dd6d2fae-54606857



Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


UN Calls for Saudi-Yemen Ceasefire to Stop Cholera and Famine

June 17, 2017

"The Saudi-led war in Yemen has created a humanitarian disaster," Senator Bernie Sanders said. "Millions are at the risk of starvation...the chaos in Yemen has also been strategically disastrous for the United States, providing fertile ground for the extremist groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS...it is long past time that we begin to take a very hard look at our relationship with Saudi Arabia...it is important that we begin to discuss...the decades long effort by Saudi Arabia to export an ultra-reactionary form of Islam throughout the world."

"The U.N. Security Council urged the warring parties in Yemen on Thursday to immediately agree on a cease-fire and keep all ports open for humanitarian aid to confront the threat of famine and the rapid spread of cholera," AP reported.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/06/17/un-calls-saudi-yemen-ceasefire-stop-cholera-and-famine


5.3 earthquake strikes Aegean Sea, shakes Turkey's west coast


June 17, 2017

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck off the coast of western Turkey on Saturday, according to the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). The quake followed a previous earthquake of 4.2 magnitude which struck at 10:33 p.m.

Effects of the quake have been felt on Turkey's west coast, especially in Izmir and nearby provinces.


https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2017/06/17/53-earthquake-strikes-aegean-sea-shakes-turkeys-west-coast


Matthew 24:10 :
"And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another."

Big Government and the Epidemic of Violence


June 16, 2017

What’s the worst part about horrific, murderous violence in America? Well, except for the death, the ruined lives, the pain, and the fear and the rush to pass laws that wouldn’t have prevented it, I think it has to be the media criticism.

For decades we’ve invested in the federal government ever-greater powers while at the same time raising the expectations for what government can do even higher. The rhetoric of the last three presidents has been wildly outlandish about what can be accomplished if we just elect the right political savior. George W. Bush insisted that “when somebody hurts, government has to move.” Barack Obama promised the total transformation of America in palpably messianic terms. Donald Trump vowed that electing him would solve all of our problems and usher in an era of never-ending greatness and winning.

When you believe — as Hodgkinson clearly did — that all of our problems can be solved by flicking a few switches in the Oval Office, it’s a short trip to believing that those who stand in the way are willfully evil enemies bent on barring the way to salvation. That belief won’t turn everyone into a murderer, but it shouldn’t be that shocking that it would turn someone into one.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448676/political-violence-big-government-ball-field-shooting-james-hodgkinson-jared-loughner-new-york-times




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ISRAEL NEEDS TO REASSESS ITS SYRIA POLICY


JUNE 15, 2017

As the situation in Syria attracts and involves outside actors and impacts on regions and states beyond its borders, Israel no longer enjoys the luxury of limiting its interest to the Golan Heights border area and the transfer of weapons through Syria to Hezbollah. In recent months the situation has gone from posing tactical problems to creating strategic dilemmas requiring a new assessment and possibly a new approach.

The most important and far-reaching development is the entry of ground forces of three states, mainly Russia and Iran, with a lesser US presence. That Russian and Iranian presence is not going to disappear easily and quickly even when a long-term solution for Syria obtains.

Iran’s ambition to create a “Cordon Iranienne” stretching across Iraq, Syria/Lebanon to the Mediterranean. Iran’s enmity and hostility toward Israel could be contained to a large extent because there was no direct contact. There is a new reality and Iran is politically and militarily present in a close proximity. This is unacceptable to Israel and presumably unacceptable to others including the US, Russia and Turkey.

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Israel-needs-to-reassess-its-Syria-policy-496869




Revelation 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."


Top religious leaders urge followers to ‘make friends’ across faiths (Video)

Pope, rabbis, Muslim clerics and the Dalai Lama among those championing personal acquaintance as a cure for prejudice and distrust

June 17, 2017

In an extraordinary appeal this week, top religious leaders from across the world called for inter-religious friendships “to counter misperceptions, prejudices and distrust” between peoples. In a three-minute video, the petitioners — including Pope Francis, Former UK Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the Dalai Lama and Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawki Allam — disseminated their message in 16 different languages.

The initiative, organized by the Elijah Interfaith Institute under the slogan #MakeFriends, seeks to “reduce social tension around the world by stimulating interpersonal contact between people of different faiths,” according to a statement from the institute.

A second, longer video from the summit issued by the institute included statements by citizens from around the world on religious prejudice.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/top-religious-leaders-urge-followers-to-make-friends-across-faiths/



Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”



5.2 magnitude earthquake south of Greece's Lesbos island

Jun 17, 2017

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake has struck south of the Greek island of Lesbos, close to the Turkish coast. Lesbos and the nearby Turkish coast were shaken by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake Monday that killed one person and displaced over 800 on the island.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/52-magnitude-earthquake-south-greeces-lesbos-island-48106800





3 killed as earthquake hits Guatemala near Mexico border


June 14, 2017

At least three people died after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit western Guatemala near the Mexico border early Wednesday morning. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred 5 km NNE of San Pablo at a depth of 94 km.

http://www.disaster-report.com/2017/06/earthquakein-guatemala-mexican-border.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+disaster-report+%28Disaster+Report%29



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


Resistance Axis Forces Directly Threaten U.S.: “We Are On the Brink Of War on Syria-Iraq Border; The U.S. Will Pay Dearly If It Acts Against Us In Syria”


June 14, 2017

Forces of the resistance axis, which is headed by Iran and the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, reached the Syria-Iraq border. This is an important accomplishment of these forces vis-à-vis the U.S. and its allies, and it not only boosts the morale of the resistance but it is key in the continued struggle over the future of Syria and the balance of power in the region. The presence of the resistance axis at the border will create territorial continuity across Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, up to the Mediterranean, strengthening the axis and also preventing U.S. intervention in Syria and the consolidation of its presence there.

The battle for the border is being waged on both sides of it, and is directed primarily by Iran, under the command of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani. Forces of the Assad regime and its allies – the IRGC, Hizbullah, Iraqi Shi'ite militias and others – have reached the border form the Syrian side it. At the same time, the Al-Hashd Al-Sha'bi forces, most of them loyal to Iran, have reached the border from the Iraqi side.

Despite the limited character of this U.S. action, which has not managed to prevent the resistance axis forces from reaching the border, these forces apparently fear that the U.S. will act to prevent them from consolidating their presence on the Syria-Iraq border, and have therefore threatened that if the U.S. carries out more intensive airstrikes, it would be "tantamount to a declaration of war."

https://www.memri.org/reports/resistance-axis-forces-directly-threaten-us-we-are-brink-war-syria-iraq-border-us-will-pay





Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.


HAMAS HEBREW MUSIC VIDEO SHOWS AL-QASSAM BRIGADES "LIBERATE" JERUSALEM

June 07, 2017

Jerusalem, welcome the Al-Qassam Brigades. They are coming to liberate you today. Jerusalem, welcome the Al-Qassam Brigades. They are coming to liberate you today. Celebrate, decorate your gates. Celebrate, decorate your gates with lilacs and roses, with lilacs and all kinds of flowers, because we are coming to you. Welcome your children today. Welcome your children today.

https://www.memri.org/tv/hamas-hebrew-music-video-qassam-brigades-jerusalem-triumph




Matthew 24:7-8: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”


Famine and Fighting — Challenges Of Ordering A Disordered World

June 8, 2107

Humanitarian catastrophe is becoming commonplace – part of a new normal in which fragile governments, violence, and conflict now too often co-exist with large-scale humanitarian crises. In 2016, the world faced the largest humanitarian and refugee crisis since World War II – 4.8 million refugees and 6.6 million IDPs (internally displaced persons) from the conflict in Syria alone. Now, less than one year later, extreme hunger and famine is ravaging Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northwest Nigeria as more than 20 million people face the threat of starvation and famine. Drought and other natural conditions have played a role, but for the most part we have mankind rather than Mother Nature to blame.

This crisis reflects the humanitarian consequences of violence and fragility. Weak and fragile states not only fuel conflict and instability but also promote a cascade of other security challenges – terrorist safe-havens, international crime, malign influence of regional powers and even health and humanitarian disasters. Fractured authority, ongoing violence and limited capacity not only spawn these crises, they also hinder effective responses by the national governments and the international community. Yet, as these crises escalate the United States and the international community may have little choice but to engage and intervene to prevent further deterioration. Unfortunately, the devastating famine spreading across East Africa may be the next crisis that can no longer be ignored.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/famine-and-fighting-challenges-of-ordering-a-disordered-world_us_5937188de4b01fc18d3e7144



Psalm 83:3-5: “They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more. For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you.”


With an army of 27,000, Hamas terror chief Deif readies Gaza for war

The Strip’s Islamist regime may not want conflict yet, but its ‘chief of staff’ is preparing for one. And some believe it is better equipped today than it was in 2014

June 4, 2017

If things weren’t bad enough for residents of the Gaza Strip, the ocean — the only place where they could escape the heat and their suffering — has been declared off-limits to bathers in much of the area. The decision was taken by the Gaza municipality, citing the severe pollution of the beaches. Gaza’s sewage-treatment plants have shut down due to the ongoing power shortage, and as a result, untreated sewage has been flowing into the sea.

“The only place we could go to have fun has been closed too,” said T., a Gaza City resident, in a telephone interview. “There are a few beaches in the northern Gaza Strip where swimming is still possible, but they’re far away. So where are we going to go? There’s no pay, no power, no beach. We’re swimming in shit,” he added, laughing bitterly.

T. said that the despair is growing worse each day. “We’re in the month of Ramadan. There were years when the streets were filled every night with people coming and going, just like in Ramallah.” This year, by contrast, although younger Gazans still crowd the cafes, “people have no money to shop,” said T. “There’s no violence and the situation is relatively calm, but I wouldn’t be surprised if one day you see people starting to march in desperation toward the Erez (Israel) border crossing.”

Hamas has also been talking of a potential mass march toward the Israeli border fence. The terror group held a so-called day of rage on Friday, and said it would continue into this week and that as part of it, Gaza residents would march toward the fence. Hamas’s intention is to channel public anger toward Israel while sending the message to the Israelis that if the power shortage is not relieved soon, the situation could deteriorate into a full-scale conflict.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/with-an-army-of-27000-hamas-terror-chief-deif-readies-gaza-for-war/


'In the last days - dangerous times will come" 2 Timothy 3:1

Police arrest 12 after night of terror in heart of London

June 4, 2017

British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and killed seven people in the heart of London. Although the attackers were also dead, authorities raced to determine whether others assisted them, and Prime Minister Theresa May warned that the country faced a new threat from copycat terrorist attacks.

The assault unfolded over a few terrifying minutes late Saturday, starting when a rented van veered off the road and barreled into pedestrians on busy London Bridge. Three men then got out of the vehicle with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market until they were shot dead by police.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-london-bridge-terror-attack-20170604-story.html



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

Russia says North Korea's nukes are a 'direct threat'

June 04, 2017

A top Russian official said Sunday at a security conference in Singapore that North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are a “direct threat to Russia.” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told defense ministers and experts from 39 countries that Pyongyang’s missile defense system “has a real function.”

“That is why it is alarming. And it is direct threat to Russia. We are convinced that it will increase the tensions of the region. That is our principle position," he said. Once considered a strong ally, Russia has backed fresh sanctions against North Korea.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking at the same conference, said that North Korea presented a "clear and present danger." The United States pushed tough new sanctions against Pyongyang Friday at the U.N. Security Council but they were ultimately blocked by China.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/04/russia-says-north-koreas-nukes-are-direct-threat.html



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Iranian-backed forces amassing near U.S. training base in Syria

May 30, 2017

Hundreds of Iranian-backed militiamen, fighting alongside government troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, are amassing near a U.S.-training base located near the country’s border with Iraq, the Defense Department confirmed Tuesday.
American commanders and their Russian counterparts, deployed to Syria in support of the Assad regime, have designated At Tanf and the surrounding areas as a deconfliction zone, which bars any interference by any outside forces of coalition operations within the area.

“We continue to see massing [of forces] and we are concerned about that,” Capt. Davis told reporters at the Pentagon Tuesday. “These patrols are unacceptable and threaten coalition forces” operating within the deconfliction zones, he said, adding that American forces would defend themselves, should regime troops attempt to breach the zone.

American and coalition aircraft have dropped leaflets onto regime positions near At Tanf, in an effort to encourage those forces to cease their patrols and move away from the zone, Capt. Davis said. Earlier this month, American fighters launched an airstrike against a convoy of Iranian paramilitaries who attempted to enter the deconfliction zone near At Tanf. it was the first U.S. airstrike in Syria explicitly targeting forces loyal to the Assad regime.

Initially, U.S. forces identified the convoy as belonging to the Syrian military. A day later, Defense Secretary James Mattis confirmed the target of the airstrike to be “Iranian-directed troops” during a May 19 press conference.Coalition officials initially tried to stem the advance of the Iranian convoy with a series of warning shots and U.S. aircraft carrying out a low flyover above the convoy in a show of force. Coalition forces even reached out to Russian counterparts, via the standing deconfliction channel between the two militaries, in order to halt the Iranian force advancing into the zone, command officials say.

In the end, U.S. fighters were forced to engage the Iranian force by launching airstrikes against the convoy.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/30/iranian-backed-forces-amassing-near-us-training-ba/



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

James Mattis Warns of 'Catastrophic' War as North Korea Tests 'Large, Heavy Nuclear Warhead'

May 30, 2017

"A conflict in North Korea, John, would be probably the worst kind of fighting in most people's lifetimes," Mattis told CBS News' "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson in an interview on Sunday.

Mattis noted that North Korea has hundreds of artillery cannons and rocket launchers that could be a major threat to nearby countries, including South Korea, Japan, China and Russia, though Kim has threatened America as well.

"But the bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into a combat if we're not able to resolve this situation through diplomatic means. They have been very clear in their rhetoric we don't have to wait until they have an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear weapon on it to say that now it's manifested completely," the secretary of Defense continued. Read more at:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/james-mattis-warns-of-catastrophic-war-as-north-korea-tests-large-heavy-nuclear-warhead-185516/#2XQqo7ted76XIiP2.99



Revelation 6:9-11:

“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”

Egypt's Coptic Christians Declare: 'We Take Pride to Die' for Jesus amid ISIS Terror Attacks

May 30, 2017

Reports have emerged revealing that IS gunmen forced Christians on their way to a monastery off a bus on Friday, where they asked them to denounce their faith and convert to Islam. The Copts, including children, refused, which led to the massacre of 29 believers, one of the chaplains comforting survivors revealed. Thousands of Copts have been mourning the slain in the bus shooting, expressing their grief and rage at funerals for the victims.

"With blood and soul, we will defend you, oh cross! We will avenge them or die like them," they said. "There is no god but God and the Messiah is God!" Read more at:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/egypts-coptic-christians-declare-we-take-pride-die-for-jesus-amid-isis-terror-attacks-185663/#eWeKyHegwjvhDpfq.99



Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake hits Sulawesi island in Indonesia, no threat of tsunami

The Indonesian city of Palu was on Monday struck by an earthquake of magnitude 6.9, according to the USGS.

May 29, 2017

A shallow, 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit inland on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Monday, US seismologists said. The quake hit at a depth of nine kilometres (six miles) at 10:35 pm (1435 GMT), 80 kilometres southeast of the city of Palu, USGS said. Muhammad Guntur, who lives on the outskirts of Poso, east of the epicentre, said it was felt strongly.

“People are panicking here. We are now all gathered outside of our houses,” he told AFP. “The electricity is off here.”

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/magnitude-6-9-earthquake-hits-sulawesi-island-in-indonesia-no-threat-of-tsunami/story-7XwaWXCzbX7uqzLQTJ1iqK.html




Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

US, Japan to take ‘specific action’ after N. Korea missile hit Japanese economic zone

29 May, 2017

Tokyo will take “specific action” and join forces with the US to deter Pyongyang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said after a North Korean missile flew about 450km before landing inside Japan’s economic zone.

“As we agreed at the recent G7, the issue of North Korea is a top priority for the international community,” Prime Minister Abe told reporters in a televised comment, as cited by Reuters. “Working with the United States, we will take specific action to deter North Korea,” Abe said, adding that Japan will also maintain close contact with neighboring South Korea and other countries.

The strident statement came in response to the latest missile launch by North Korea. On Monday morning, a short-range ballistic missile traveled around 450km and landed in the Sea of Japan, 300km off the Japanese coast. On Sunday, US Defense Secretary James Mattis warned that a conflict with North Korea would be “catastrophic.” He also said Pyongyang “has hundreds of artillery cannons and rocket launchers within range of one of the most densely populated cities on earth, which is the capital of South Korea.”

https://www.rt.com/news/390029-us-japan-action-north-korea/



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20: “I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.

Iran to Hamas: Let's get closer 'on basis of jihad'

Senior Iranian officials express hope to Hamas leader that mutual hatred of US and Israel will lead to closer ties between them.

5/26/2017

Kassam Soleimani, a commander in the Iran’s Al-Quds Brigades, sent a letter to Haniyeh, congratulating him on his appointment as the new leader of Hamas.

In a letter published by Iranian news agency Mehr, Soleimani said that he expects a strengthening of ties with Hamas on the basis of jihad against “the arrogance of the world” (meaning the US) and its satellite, “Zionism,” which are “working to divert the jihad of the nation from its Islamic compass.”

He emphasized that, within this context, all efforts need to be devoted to the service of “Palestine.” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also emphasized in a letter to Haniyeh the continued support of Iran for struggle of the “Palestinian people” until “the Israeli occupation is removed.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/230218



Revelation 6:1-2: “ Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, "Come and see." And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”

As White House controversies spiral out of control, Donald Trump vows before Pope Francis, to deliver peace to the world

May 25th, 2017

Before reaching the Vatican, Trump addressed a summit of Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia and met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, as part of his maiden foreign trip as president.

On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump concluded his quest to promote “tolerance” among followers of three of the world’s religions - by meeting Pope Francis in the Vatican City.

Both, setting aside their differences from last year’s campaign, are said to have exchanged views on “international affairs and the promotion of peace in the world through political negotiation and interreligious dialogue, with particular reference to the situation in the Middle East and the protection of Christian communities,” a brief Vatican communique later said, calling the meeting “cordial.”

Trump tweeted, moments before taking off for Brussels, “Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world.”

http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/253327191/as-white-house-controversies-spiral-out-of-control-donald-trump-vows-before-pope-francis-to-deliver-peace-to-the-world



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had TWO horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.

And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


Can US-Sunni alliance lure Baghdad away from Tehran?

May 25, 2017

There are strong indications that Gulf States want to keep Iraq away from Iran's influence by including Iraq under the banner of a US-backed Sunni Arab alliance.

Zafer al-Ani, an Iraqi parliament member for the Sunni Alliance of Forces, told Al-Monitor that all these attempts “are a step on the road to bringing Iraq back to the Arab ranks, after it has been under the influence of Iran since 2003” — the year Saddam Hussein’s anti-Iran regime fell. Hussein was a secular dictator, but a Sunni, nonetheless, who oppressed the Shiite majority.

Ani said, “All neighboring countries of Iraq, especially Saudi Arabia, ought to help Iraq financially and militarily to get it out from under Iran’s influence, which prevails over many Shiite leaders and parties.”

“The Iraqi forces’ link to Iran and the momentum of victory over IS [the Islamic State] will affect the developments of the region. This is while Washington is convinced of the Arab governments’ dependency [on the US] and their divided stances, which makes it even more difficult to include Iraq in the Sunni Arab Alliance,” Jabri said.

“I believe there is a special relationship between the two countries, with a major common denominator among most Iraqis and Iranians, which is the Shiite doctrine. Iran is also the main supporter of Iraq in the face of terrorism, unlike Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries, [which are] accused of supporting armed factions in Iraq and view [Iraq] as being ruled by Shiites.”

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/05/iraq-sunni-arab-alliance-iran-us.html#ixzz4i8ch1CdR



Iranian President: ‘We Need Missiles’ to Confront Trump Admin, Enemies


Recently re-elected Rouhani takes aim at Trump administration as Congress passes new sanctions

May 25, 2017

Recently re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at the Trump administration this week, describing it as ignorant and saying that Iran "needs missiles" to confront the United States and its allies, according to recent remarks certain to rile leaders in Washington, D.C.

"We need missiles and the enemy should know that we make everything we need and we don't pay an iota of attention to your words," Rouhani was quoted as saying on Wednesday during a meeting with Iranian cabinet members. "The remarks by the enemies of the Iranian nation against Iran's missile power are out of ignorance." Iranian General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, and IRGC leader, said the factory is meant to boosts Tehran's "missile power" and intimidate the United States and "Zionist regime," or Israel.

"We will increase our missile power. Our enemies, the United States, and the Zionist regime (Israel) are naturally upset and get angry at our missile production, tests and underground missile facilities because they want Iran to be in a weak position," Hajizadeh announced on Thursday.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iranian-president-need-missiles-confront-trump-admin-enemies/



Psalm 83:2-4:

" For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."

TRUMP VOWS ISRAEL WON’T BE DESTROYED ON HIS WATCH

MAY 24, 2017

“I am pretty confident that gradually the world will recognize Jerusalem as its capital.”
Israelis are murdered by terrorists wielding knives and bombs. Hamas and Hezbollah launch rockets into Israeli communities, where schoolchildren have to be trained to hear the sirens and run to the bomb shelters – with fear, but with speed. ISIS targets Jewish neighborhoods, synagogues and storefronts. And Iran’s leaders routinely call for Israel’s destruction. Not with Donald J. Trump, believe me.”

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Trump-vows-Israel-wont-be-destroyed-on-his-watch-493721



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

China: No one has right to bring war & chaos to Korean Peninsula

24 May, 2017

China's foreign minister has warned that no one has the right to bring war or chaos to the Korean Peninsula, and that anyone who does will bear responsibility. It comes just one day after Seoul fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea.

"No matter which party it is, no one has the right to bring war and chaos upon the peninsula," Wang Yi told reporters on Wednesday, following a meeting with his German counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel. Wang added that anyone who brings such chaos will bear "historical responsibility."

Wang’s statements come just one day after South Korea fired warning shots at a suspected drone from the North, and issued a warning broadcast. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to end Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, stressing that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible.

https://www.rt.com/news/389608-china-war-korean-peninsula/


Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns.

There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The Ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Iran and U.S. set to clash in Syria

May 23, 2017

Last Thursday’s US strike on a pro-Iranian armed group in the desert west of Syria’s Al-Tanf is being widely interpreted as a significant escalation in the Syrian conflict. The incident is all the more serious if reports that not only Iraqi militiamen but also Iranian military personnel were targeted turn out to be true.

Despite American protestations to the contrary, it is clear that this strike – coupled with the cruise missile strike on the Shayrat air base in early April – signal a policy shift in the Syrian conflict. In so far as south and south-eastern regions of Syria are concerned, the US has established a military presence on the ground whose main mission is not to fight Daesh, but to militarily confront Iran and its proxies.

Unsubstantiated strategic plans notwithstanding, it would nevertheless make sense for Iran to have reliable land routes joining Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. From a purely threat management point of view, the Islamic Republic needs this connectivity to quickly ferry people and supplies across borders with a view to defending its Levantine allies and interests. Another major worry for Iran is that the US military build-up in southern Syria is part of a US plan to build and maintain a long-term military presence in the country.

The US and British presence, coupled with the deployment of myriad local pro-Western militias, will be interpreted in Tehran as part of a comprehensive strategy to prolong the Syrian conflict, or failing that, to at least deny the Syrian government the opportunity to retake the whole country.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170523-iran-and-us-set-to-clash-in-syria/



Trump goes on Iran-bashing tour

May 22, 2017

US President Donald Trump, arriving in Israel on May 22 right after a stop in Saudi Arabia, found another ally eager to praise him for his tough stance on Iran — and encourage him to get even tougher.

“Iran negotiated a fantastic deal with the previous administration. ... It is unbelievable from my standpoint,” Trump said, according to the White House press pool. Without the nuclear deal, he said, “I think [Iran] would have totally failed within six months.”

“We gave them a lifeline ... we gave them wealth and prosperity. And we also gave them an ability to continue with terror. ... No matter where we go, we see the signs of Iran in the Middle East,” he went on. “Instead of saying ‘thank you’ to the United States, they now feel emboldened.”

“From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms and trains terrorists, militias and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region,” Trump said. He singled out Iran’s support for President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria as particularly “tragic and destabilizing.”

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/05/trump-trip-saudi-arabia-israel-iran-bash.html#ixzz4hvN4oRbn



Matthew 24:7-8: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

Charity Organization Warns Yemen at Imminent Risk of Deadly Mass Cholera Epidemic

May, 22, 2017

According to an international charity Save the Children, deadly cholera outbreak in Yemen should be put under control as soon as possible, otherwise it could bring "thousands" of deaths.

"Yemen is seeing an average of more than 1,000 suspected cases of cholera a day, with nearly two out of three suspected of being children under 15 years…. At least 242 people have already died from the spread of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in the first three weeks of this outbreak. That’s 20 times more than the same period during the first wave in October 2016… If the cholera crisis isn’t brought under control by the start of the next rainy season in July, we could see deaths in the thousands rather than hundred," the press release read.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 7.6 million Yemenis live in areas with a high risk of cholera transmission. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) characterizes the situation in Yemen as "the largest humanitarian crisis in the world," with 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, including 10.3 million who require immediate aid to save or sustain their lives.

Earlier in the day, Rajat Madhok, the chief of communications & advocacy at UNICEF Yemen, said that nearly 3,000 out of 30,000 cases of suspected cholera in the country were children under the age of five years.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/05/22/1416816/charity-organization-warns-yemen-at-imminent-risk-of-deadly-mass-cholera-epidemic


Deadly Dengue Fever epidemic Declared in Peru Region

The World Health Organization has declared a dengue fever epidemic in Peru’s northwestern region of Piura after the local death toll reached 19.

According to official figures, 3,150 cases have been confirmed in Peru in the latest outbreak, with another possible 12,446. In Piura alone, three hundred possible new dengue infections are reported daily.

Fears of a dengue outbreak come as Peru prepares for a massive reconstruction effort following the aftermath of deadly floods. The cost of reconstruction is expected to cost the country three billion dollars in the short term, and up to nine billion dollars over five years, the country’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has stated.

http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/16/deadly-dengue-epidemic-declared-in-region-of-peru


Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Strikes Pacific Coast of Mexico

May 21, 2017

A 5.8 earthquake occurred off the Pacific coast of Mexico, the US Geological Survey said on Saturday.

Mexico is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, the most seismically active region of the Earth, where almost 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

https://sputniknews.com/latam/201705201053805389-earthquake-mexico-coast/



Deep magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits Philippines

May 20, 2017

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near the centre of the Philippine archipelago on Saturday at a depth of 540 km (336 miles), the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported.

http://www.financialexpress.com/world-news/deep-magnitude-6-0-quake-hits-philippines/677399/



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Trump in Israel vows to confront threat from Iran

US president says rare opportunity to pursue Israeli-Palestinian peace

May 22, 2017

A day after putting the US squarely on the side of Sunni Arab states in what he described as a battle between “good and evil against Iran, Donald Trump landed in Israel and vowed to confront what he called an “Iranian regime that is threatening the region and causing so much violence and suffering”.

He also criticized Barack Obama, his predecessor, for brokering the 2015 deal on Iran’s nuclear program, which he described as a “terrible thing” and said had emboldened Tehran to support military interventions in Yemen and other countries in the Middle East.

Mr Netanyahu said that he looked forward to working with Mr Trump to fight what he called “Iran’s march of terror and aggression in the region” and its “unbridled ambition to become a nuclear weapons state”.

https://www.ft.com/content/70965b7e-3ede-11e7-82b6-896b95f30f58



2 Timothy 3:1: “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:”

Terror attack kills 19 at Manchester concert

Crowd targeted as it leaves arena after night out

March 22, 2017

A suspected terrorist attack has killed at least 19 people and injured about 50 leaving a pop concert in Manchester, according to local police. Britain’s threat level from terrorism is at severe, which means an attack is likely.

Catherine Macfarlane told Reuters: “We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming.
“It was a huge explosion — you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out.”

https://www.ft.com/content/d150d9e6-3f40-11e7-9d56-25f963e998b2



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

North Korea insists latest missile launch proves it can hit US bases, Japan

May 22, 2017

North Korea said Monday that it is ready to mass produce a new medium-range missile that has the capability of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases after its latest launch it claimed confirmed the rocket’s combat readiness.

Kim reportedly said the launch was a success, "approved the deployment of this weapon system for action" and said that it should "be rapidly mass-produced."

North Korea has vowed more missile tests in the face of international sanctions and satellite imagery has shown that it may be preparing for a sixth nuclear missile test. North Korea a week earlier had successfully tested a new midrange missile — the Hwasong 12 — that it said could carry a heavy nuclear warhead.

In an interview with "Fox News Sunday" Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the ongoing testing is "disappointing" and "disturbing."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/05/22/north-korea-insists-latest-missile-launch-proves-it-can-hit-us-bases-japan.html



Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem."

'Jerusalem is not a problem, it's a solution'

President Rivlin speaks at ceremony in honor of Jerusalem's liberation: Those who want to divide the city will bring about disaster.

May 22, 2017

Jerusalem is not the problem but rather the solution, President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday at the opening ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the liberation and unification of Jerusalem, which was held in the Old City.

"Sometimes I hear that they are talking about 'the Jerusalem problem'," the President said. "Jerusalem is not a problem, Jerusalem is the solution. There are dreamers of political solutions who are trying to cut the city into parts, but anyone who talks about Jerusalem like a surgeon brings a disaster upon it and its inhabitants, and brings it back to the days of its lowliness.”

"Even now, the UNESCO conference is trying to rewrite history, to say that 'we have no connection to the city.' To all those who denounce Jerusalem we have one answer: Jerusalem has been burned and broken and smashed and eulogized, but it rose and returned to its sons, opening its gates to thousands of believers of different faiths.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/229969



Netanyahu: Jerusalem will always be Israel's capital


5/22/2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stressed on Sunday that Jerusalem will always be the capital of the Jewish state.

"Tonight, I say to the whole world and in the clearest way possible, Jerusalem was and will always be the capital of Israel," Netanyahu said at the opening ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the liberation and unification of Jerusalem, which was held at the foot of the Tower of David in the Old City.

"The Temple Mount and the Western Wall will always remain under Israeli sovereignty. In the Middle East minorities are persecuted to death. Places of worship are destroyed - synagogues, churches, mosques. Holy sites are turned into dust, and rare heritage treasures are erased from the face of the earth.

On the other hand, look what happens in Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty. We carefully maintain the holy sites and guarantee freedom of worship for all. And we will continue to live in Jerusalem with mutual respect and tolerance - and, ladies and gentlemen, we will continue to build Jerusalem as our capital,” vowed Netanyahu.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/229962



Daniel 8:4-5: “I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great."

Iran and The Devil’s Triangle

Next month’s military victors in the battle for this strategic triangle will dictate decades of future conflict, or future peace in the Middle East and the world.

May 19, 2017

You may have carefully read all the newspapers about the Middle East, but you will likely have never heard about the three Syria cities of At Tanf, Abu Kamal, or Ar Rusafah. But the soon-to-be-determined military control of the geographic area bounded by these 3 Syrian cities in Syria’s south east corner will determine the fate of the entire world.

If Iran and its proxies control these three Syrian cities, Iran will have achieved its strategic goal of creating a topologic unbroken ground corridor from Iran through Iraq, through Syria, through Lebanon to the Mediterranean Sea. If Iran fails to secure this geographic Syrian triangle, Iran’s tens of billions of dollars spent to mass-murder Syrian Sunnis to create the foundation of its neo-Safavidic Empire will collapse under its own weight, and Iran’s Khomeneist Shiite Regime will likely implode.

Once Iran militarily digests this Iraq-Syrian land corridor, Iran won’t need Russia anymore. Putin will have created a unstoppable Islamic Terror Superpower. Putin should remember Stalin’s exuberant celebration of occupying half of Poland was a short-lived delusion that soon came crashing down on his head when he had to face the ugly reality of Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union that came close to occupying Moscow itself.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20523



Psalm 83:3-5: “They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more. For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you.”

The UN's Obsession against Israel

Israel is thus the only country on the planet to benefit from the doubtful privilege of being scrutinized on the least of its actions, through an agenda decided by its enemies.

There is also no need to go back to 1976, to remember the infamous UN Resolution 3379, "Zionism is a form of Racism," under the Secretary-Generalship of a former Nazi, Kurt Waldheim, a week after Uganda's brutal Idi Amin received a triumphant reception at the UN headquarters.

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) met once again on March 20 to debate "Agenda Item 7," a mandatory subject of debate since June 2006, the only one whose goal is systematically to condemn the Israeli democracy for crimes the existence of which remain to be proven.

The agenda, officially designed to assess the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territories, in the light of the reports submitted by Fatah, the PLO and various NGOs, is part of a wider campaign, carried out by countries such as Libya, Algeria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Sudan and Yemen. Israel is thus the only country on the planet to benefit from the doubtful privilege of being scrutinized on the least of its actions, through an agenda decided by its enemies.

It is no secret that, in fewer than 70 years, the UN has condemned Israel more often than all the countries of the world combined, including those guilty of slavery, mass executions, genocide -- every human rights abuse imaginable -- to the extent that it has almost became a joke.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10334/un-obsession-israel


Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

Whatever Happened to Peace? Arms, Oil and War by Proxy

We're living in a new era of proxy warfare, where multiple powers fund local proxies with disastrous consequences. We need to break the cycle.

May 21, 2017

According to some commentators, the conflict in Syria at the doorstep of Europe is a heart-wrenching case-in-point for a new type of intractable Middle Eastern proxy war in which not two, but multiple regional and global powers have become drawn into conflict. This is a conflict which finds its roots in an uprising against the dictatorial regime of president Assad, whose government, according to media accounts and studies, has committed unspeakable crimes against humanity, such as the use of barrel bombs, chemical weapon attacks and forced starvation campaigns - Between 312,001 and 470,000 Syrians have died with millions displaced.

The outbreak of intractable proxy wars is a problem that is not confined to Syria. Not too far away and in the same region, the country of Yemen has been engulfed in a proxy war involving Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the US. It’s a war that has often escaped public attention and media scrutiny, despite the attempts of NGOs such as Oxfam to bring the suffering of Yemeni civilians to the attention of western publics. According to UN estimates from August 2016, at least 10,000 have been killed or wounded in the conflict.

According to experts, containing Iranian influences within the region also played a role in the Saudi decision to go to war in Yemen. In so doing, the Saudi military has received many of its weapons, including cluster bombs, from the US and EU countries, along with concrete tactical support from US military personnel. READ MORE:

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/21/whatever-happened-peace-arms-oil-and-war-proxy


North Korea launches another mid-range ballistic missile, officials say

May 21, 2017

U.S. and South Korean officials announced on Sunday that North Korea fired a medium-range missile, in the latest ballistics test for a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles.

North Korea tested a longer-range missile last weekend, which experts say was a significant advance for a weapons program that aims at having a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike America. The test triggered a new U.S.-backed push for a fresh round of U.N. sanctions against the North.

Kim In Ryong told reporters that the U.S.’ hostile policy towards North Korea is “the root of all problems” and that regardless of U.S. sanctions, Pyongyang would never abandon its “nuclear deterrence for self-defense and pre-emptive strike capability.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/05/21/north-korea-launches-another-mid-range-ballistic-missile-officials-say.html



Joel 3:2 :

" I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.



Abbas: We want a state alongside Israel

Speaking in India, PA chairman says a peace agreement will help the fight against terror.

May 17, 2017

On Monday, in a speech at the Center for Islamic Culture in India, Abbas said the following:

"We are striving to implement the two-state solution within the 1967 borders, that is, an independent sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital living in peace alongside the State of Israel. The solution of the Palestinian problem and the end of the occupation will greatly assist in the fight against terrorism in the region, since the implementation of justice is the basis for success in the war against terrorism carried out by terrorist groups such as ISIS and other extremist organizations operating in our region," claimed Abbas.

"We hope that the Israeli Prime Minister will accept this invitation to realize peace. As I have said many times, I will reiterate my words that we are ready and reach out in order to achieve the desired peace. We are striving to implement the two-state solution within the 1967 borders, that is, an independent sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital living in peace alongside the State of Israel."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/229755



Daniel 8:4-5: “I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.

IRANIAN-BACKED MILITIA OFFENSIVE RAISES TENSIONS NEAR TURKISH BORDER OF IRAQ

MAY 16, 2017

The developments have made local Iraqis wary of creeping Iranian influence and Turkish intervention in an area already plagued by infighting and a combustible mix of ethnic and religious groups. An Iranian-backed Shia militia offensive in Iraq has cut off ISIS supply lines west of Mosul but risks exacerbating tensions with Kurds in nearby Sinjar who say the operation breaches an agreement over who would liberate the area.

A regional Kurdish commander accused Tehran of wanting to “open a corridor” through Iraq to Syria. The offensive in Iraq is the most important yet launched by the Iranian-backed Shia militias, known as the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), since November, when they crossed 50 km. of desert to cut off Mosul and surround the Turkmen town of Tal Afar. The PMU offensive increasingly stokes fears of a “Shia crescent” or Iranian-backed plan to increase control in northern Iraq.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Iranian-backed-militia-offensive-raises-tensions-near-Turkish-border-of-Iraq-490859


Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


Skagway feels back-to-back magnitude 6.2, 6.3 earthquakes


May 13, 2017

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake originated at a point roughly 54 miles away from Skagway. A barrage of follow-up shakes followed, ranging from a milder magnitude 3.2 just a few minutes later, to a magnitude 5.2 aftershock at 4:49 a.m. and a quake of magnitude 6.3 after 6 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey [USGS].

Whether they rouse people from sleep or not, strong earthquakes are nothing new for the region or state. In 2016, Alaska saw a magnitude 7.1 earthquake occur southwest of Anchorage, and in 2014, a magnitude 7.9 quake rattled the ground near the tip of the Aleutian Islands.

Many years ago, Alaska played host to the second-largest earthquake ever recorded, a devastating magnitude 9.2 that lasted approximately 4.5 minutes, left buildings in crumbles and knocked bridges into the water.

http://skagwaynews.com/2017/05/13/skagway-feels-back-to-back-magnitude-6-2-6-3-earthquakes/



There have already been about 3,000 Alaska earthquakes this month

May 14, 2017

A series of significant May earthquakes and their aftershocks are being examined by seismologists, who say Alaska is markedly above its usual rate of earthquakes for the month. Alaska Earthquake Center seismologist Natalia Ruppert said Alaska typically experiences a "background level" of 35,000 earthquakes each year, plus any significant quakes and their aftershocks.

The center typically documents about 3,000 quakes statewide in a month — but May has been well ahead of that pace, Ruppert said.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2017/05/12/there-have-already-been-about-3000-alaska-earthquakes-this-month/


Strong Earthquake Kills 2, Injures 210 in Northeast of Iran

May, 14, 2017

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit the city of Bojnourd in North Khorasan, a province northeast of Iran, killing two people and injuring more than 210. About 12 villages have suffered more than 50 percent damage following the 5.7-magnitute earthquake on Saturday night, Azimi further said. Meantime, 27 aftershocks have rattled Bojnourd.

He also said rescue teams are combing through cracked buildings looking for more casualties and helping the injured, a local official said.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/05/14/1406466/strong-earthquake-kills-2-injures-210-in-northeast-of-iran


6.2 subduction zone earthquake strikes El Salvador

May 12, 2017

A M=6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador at 4:41 a.m. local time this morning (12 May 2017). According to the USGS, the quake occurred at a depth of 10 km, approximately 75 km offshore. So far, no reports of damage have come in, and the USGS estimates that economic losses should remain minimal, and that there should be no fatalities as only light shaking was felt in the country, including in the capital city of San Salvador, which is home to over 250,000 people.

http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/m6-2-subduction-zone-earthquake-strikes-el-salvador-3975/


Deadly earthquake hits China's Taxkorgan county

At least nine people killed and more than 20 injured in 5.5-magnitude earthquake that hit China's Xinjiang region.

May 12, 2017

At least nine people were killed and more than 20 injured after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Taxkorgan county in western China, the region's earthquake administration said. The quake struck a remote mountainous area in China's Xinjiang region that borders Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Thursday morning.

The Xinjiang Earthquake Administration said 23 people had been injured, including one seriously, and more than 180 houses had collapsed in the lightly populated area. The earthquake has affected more than 12,000 people, and about 9,200 people have been evacuated to safety, Xinhua news agency reported.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/deadly-earthquake-hits-china-taxkorgan-county-170511043617527.html



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

STEP-BY-STEP, IRAN BEGINNING TO CHALLENGE TRUMP

Officials from 'ideological camp are taking a more aggressive tone'

May 13, 2017

“Iranian spokesmen from the ideological camp are taking a more aggressive tone towards the U.S.,” say analysts for the Middle East Media Research Institute. While it previously cancelled a long-range missile test, Iran now is suggesting it will launch two communications satellites “using long-range missiles,” and it also is “continuing its provocations against American vessels in the Gulf,” MEMRI reported.

“Although these provocations are significantly fewer in number than during the Obama era – only seven so far – their continuation indicates an attempt to test the reaction of the Trump administration,” the report said. Trump may be marking out his red lines – i.e. he will react to the use of weapons of mass destruction or long-range missiles, but in other areas, such as Iran’s spread through the region by use of its proxies, the administration will, despite its statements, refrain from taking action – and in such cases is even open to Iran ‘picking up the phone.'”

http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/step-by-step-iran-beginning-to-challenge-trump/



Intel Report: Iran Refining Nuke Delivery System in Flagrant Violation of Ban

Increased ICBM work offers pathway to long-range nuclear weapon

May 12, 2017

Iran continues to make critical technological strides in its efforts to perfect an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons over great distances, efforts that violate international prohibitions, according to the director of national intelligence, who informed Congress this week that the Islamic Republic "would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons."

Iran's ballistic missile work, particularly its focus on ICBMs, runs counter to United Nations resolutions barring such activity, though it remains unclear if the Trump administration plans to pursue new sanctions on Iran. Iran continues to perform key research and development on nuclear missile capabilities despite the landmark nuclear agreement with Western powers, according to the last U.S. intelligence assessments.

Iranian military leaders claim their missile work is unrelated to the nuclear agreement and permissible under it. The country's refusal to abandon this work has caused concern on Capitol Hill, as well as among U.S. national security insiders who view the work as related to Iran's aspirations for regional dominance.

The U.S. intelligence community maintains that Iran—which has the largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the Middle East—likely would use this technology to launch a nuclear weapon.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/intel-report-iran-refining-nuke-delivery-system-flagrant-violation-ban/



Revelation 17:12-13 :


" 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 are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast."

President Trump to Advocate for Peace, Religious Tolerance in First Overseas Trip

May 13, 2017

On his first international trip next month, President Donald Trump will "broadcast a message of unity … to the faithful of three of the world's greatest religions" and seek to strengthen American alliances, U.S. national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster said Friday.

McMaster called the trip "truly historic," noting that "no president has ever visited the homelands and holy sites of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslims faiths all on one trip." The president, he added, "is seeking is to unite peoples of all faiths around a common vision of peace, progress, and prosperity. He will bring a message of tolerance and of hope to billions, including to millions of Americans who profess these faiths. The president will focus on what unites us."

In Rome, Trump will meet Pope Francis. "He looks forward to paying his respects and to discussing religious freedom, ways to combat religious persecution, human trafficking, and cooperating on humanitarian missions across the globe," McMaster said. Trump will also meet with President Mattarella, "the head of state and one of America's most important treaty allies and trading partners. He will also see again Prime Minister Gentiloni, who is hosting the G7 conference.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/president-trump-to-advocate-for-peace-religious-tolerance-in-first-overseas-trip-183452/





Revelation 20:4 :

"And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God,"


The Man Who Was Beheaded the Day He Became a Believer

May 12, 2017

Most of us are familiar with the story of the 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt who held fast to their faith and were beheaded by ISIS in February 2015. But did you know that only 20 of them were actually Copts from Egypt? Did you know that one of the martyrs was from Chad, and he had not been a Christian prior to the day of his beheading?

All 21 men had been working in Libya when they were kidnapped by ISIS. But as can be seen in pictures where they are lined up on the beach to be killed, one of them had darker skin and different facial features. This was the man from Chad.The Coptic Christians were given a choice to deny Jesus or die. They refused to deny Him, knowing it would cost them their heads.

When the terrorists ordered the man from Chad to deny Jesus or die, he answered, "Their God is my God," thereby sealing his fate.That's how moved he was by the faith of these Christians. Their refusal to deny their Savior, even at the point of death – literally, at the point of a knife to their throats – moved him to make a profession of faith, one that would cost him his head as well. Can we grasp the intensity of this story? READ MORE:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-man-who-was-beheaded-the-day-he-became-a-believer-183399/#jXiPSYyJdVWTI7D0.99



Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.

Turkish president is harming security of Jerusalem residents

Public Security Minister warns of potentially dangerous consequences of Erdogan's statements as Turkish ambassador summoned for rebuke.

May 9, 2017

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan related to the recent string of verbal attacks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Israel, blasting them as baseless accusations and warning of their potentially dangerous consequences.

“Erdogan’s words are completely baseless and disconnected from reality. Unfortunately, his statements about Jerusalem and the Temple Mount and Jerusalem fan the flames, and hurt the security of residents of Jerusalem and its visitors.”

Over the past 24 hours, the Turkish President has made various pronouncements lambasting Israel. Last night, Erdogan met with top-ranked Palestinian-Arab official Rami Hamdallah in Istanbul to discuss the subject of “Ways of protecting Jerusalem from Israel.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/229363



Jerusalem is holy to Jews, not Muslims

No matter UNESCO, no matter the Islamic world, Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people.

5/9/2017

Last Tuesday, coinciding with Israel’s 69th Independence Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) passed a resolution entitled ‘Occupied Palestine.’ The resolution denies Israel any sovereign claim to its own capital city, Jerusalem, and falsely describes Israel as the city’s “occupying power” and speaks of the “cultural heritage of Palestine and the distinctive character of East Jerusalem.”

Internationally, the direct repudiation of Israel’s Jewish history and sovereignty in favor of Arab claims. Lying behind this Arab diplomatic offensive is an Arab street and Muslim world, neither of which have reconciled themselves to Israel’s existence nor even the peoplehood of the Jews and thus the Jewish immemorial association and claim to Jerusalem.

However, this clamor and fixation on Jerusalem, quite recent in Muslim history, has led many to conclude that Jerusalem is holy to Islam and central to Palestinian Arab consciousness. This is, however, a propaganda fiction. Though possessing important Muslim shrines, such as the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosques, Jerusalem holds no great significance for Islam, as history shows.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20492



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”


North Korea could be preparing an electromagnetic pulse strike on the US from space, expert claims

Congressional expert claims an EMP can wipe out electronic systems across the US

May 8, 2017

North Korea could be planning an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) strike on the US with two satellites already orbiting above the Earth, an expert has claimed. Dr Peter Vincent Pry claims that Pyongyang may be secretly developing the ability to detonate a high-altitude nuclear weapon in space which would set off the pulse, wiping out electrical systems below.

Dr Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security who sits a US Congress committee on EMPs, claimed North Korea is practicing a “cyber age version” of battleship diplomacy so they can always have “one of [their satellites] very close to being over the United States”.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-emp-strike-us-claim-kim-jong-un-attack-west-trump-a7725121.html



Daniel 8:4-5: “I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great."


Iran defense minister threatens to annihilate Saudi Arabia except for Mecca and Medina

Top Iranian authority responds to Saudi prince's threat that Riyadh would bring the 'battle' to Iran.

May 8, 2017

Iran's Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan has warned that all of Saudi Arabia would be destroyed with the exception of Mecca and Medina if the theocratic kingdom chooses to make any "ignorant" move in the fragile Middle East region. His comments come as a sharp rebuke to Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who warned of moving the "battle" to Iran.

Iran, a Shia-dominated regional heavyweight, has a fractious relationship with the Sunni powerhouse. Their relations are strained over a series of religio-political issues such as the way Islam is interpreted, the Islamic world's leadership and oil exports. Tensions between the two countries escalated after Riyadh sentenced 47 people to death including a prominent Shia cleric, Nimr al-Nimr in January 2016.

Both Iran and Saudi Arabia are engaged in a bitter proxy conflict in Yemen, where the Shia-aligned Houthi rebels are backed by Tehran. The rebels are being pounded by Saudi forces in the fight to capture control of Yemen.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/iran-defence-minister-threatens-annihilate-saudi-arabia-except-mecca-medina-1620452


Psalm 83:4-5 :

"They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more. For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You."


Erdogan calls on Muslims to ascend Temple Mount

Turkish President says Muslims should ascend holiest site in Judaism to 'fight the occupation' and protest the 'Muezzin Bill.'

5/8/2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Muslims to ascend the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, in order to 'resist the Israeli occupation.' Ergogan said that all Muslims must go up to the al Aqsa Mosque, which is located on the southern end of the Temple Mount, Channel 2 reported. He said that that going to the Mosque would be the ultimate show of support from the Muslim world to the Palestinian Arabs.

“Both in terms of our religion and historical responsibility, Al-Quds and the fight of our Palestinian brothers for rights and justice is of great importance to us. We will keep making efforts for Quds to turn into a city of peace,” he said. He lambasted Israel for the proposed Muezzin Bill, which would limit the decibel level of the loudspeakers of houses of worship during the night and early morning.

“The fact that such an issue is even coming to the agenda is shameful. The fact that those who talk about freedom of thought and faith at every opportunity actually approve this step by remaining silent is noteworthy. We will not allow the silencing of prayers from the heavens of Jerusalem,” Erdogan added.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/229318


Daniel 8 news:

Russian Plan for Syrian Cease-Fire May Put Hezbollah In the Golan

May 8, 2017

Russian President Vladmir Putin’s plan to set up Iranian Army officers as observers on the Israel-Syria border is even more audacious than first reported. If implemented, Putin’s plan will establish the Golan as part of Syria, supervised by the Iranians, and it will become a no-fly zone for the Israeli Air Force (IAF) protected by advanced Russian anti-aircraft systems.

Last week, Debka Files, an Israeli military intelligence website, reported that President Putin suggested to President Donald Trump that a solution for the Syrian crisis would be to establish “de-escalation zones” manned by Russian, Turkish, and Iranian military personnel. These would replace similar zones currently manned by US military personnel.

Israel immediately responded by informing both the Russian and US government that “the Israeli government will on no account countenance an Iran military presence along its border”. It became clear this week that the Russian plan is even worse than previously thought. The plan would, in fact, put Iranian military personnel inside the borders of Israel, ceding parts of the Golan to Syria.

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/87772/russian-plan-syria-places-iranian-military-golan/#WfeKjD7euvBIWJVb.99



Matthew 24:7-8: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

War forces two million South Sudanese children to flee homes

May 7, 2017

War and famine have forced more than 2 million children in South Sudan to flee their homes, creating the most worrying refugee crisis in the world, the United Nations said on Monday.

The civil war in the oil-producing country began two years after it won independence from neighboring Sudan, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy in 2013. The fighting that followed split the country along ethnic lines, spurred hyperinflation and plunged parts of the nation into famine, creating Africa's biggest refugee crisis since the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-south-sudan-violence-idUSKBN18400M



Famine of 'Biblical Proportions' Descending Upon Yemen; Child Dying Every 10 Minutes


May 6, 2017

Jan Egeland, who heads the Norwegian Refugee Council and also advises the United Nations on Syrian humanitarian operations, told Reuters on Thursday that Yemen's civil war might be less known than Syria's, but it has led to a major disaster as well.

"All our efforts through the World Food Programme reached 3.1 million of seven million people who are on the brink of famine. So it means basically that four million people got nothing in April and these people are staring into the naked eye of starvation. We will have a famine of biblical proportions, if it continues like now with only a portion of those in greatest need getting humanitarian relief," he added.

The war is being fought between Iran-aligned Houthi rebels and a Saudi Arabia-backed coalition, both of whom claim to have control of the country, with the Islamic State terror group attempting to spread its influence as well.

"On average, a child under the age of five dies of preventable causes in Yemen every 10 minutes. This means 50 children in Yemen will die during today's conference, and all of those deaths could have been prevented."

"So the economic difficulties of being able just in and out of the country are tremendous, and it takes, for example, the days for us to be able to send one person out of Yemen to go to a meeting or to a workshop." Ibrahim noted that CARE is trying to raise $2.1 billion in humanitarian support, but stressed that even that will not be enough to provide sufficient help to the 26.5 million Yemenites. Still, the aid director praised Pope Francis for continuing to speak out about the crisis in the country, arguing that it sends a "strong signal" to the people in Yemen that they are not forgotten.

"I'm not sure there is a huge Christian population in Yemen, but the fact that it's come from a spiritual leader like the pope, it gives them a message of hope that the world is lookingThe world is interested, and the areas where you least expect it, for example the Vatican, you are getting strong moral support."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/famine-of-biblical-proportions-descending-upon-yemen-child-dying-every-10-minutes-182679/


Sanaa reels from 'more than 200 cholera cases'

Preventable disease blamed for several deaths as civilians continue to bear the brunt of two-year war in Yemen.

May 6, 2016

More than 200 cholera cases have been reported in Yemen's capital Sanaa as contaminated water and poor sanitation have led to a sharp rise in the transmission of the deadly disease.
Cholera is one of several risks to civilians, but a rapid advance of the disease would add a new dimension to an unfolding humanitarian disaster. "In the last few days, we've received more than 200 patients with cholera," a nurse at the Jumhouri hospital in Sanaa told Al Jazeera on Saturday.

Yemen has been battling a cholera outbreak since mid-October 2016. Out of 23,506 suspected cases, there have been 108 associated deaths. Cholera is a disease that is transmitted through contaminated drinking water. Most sufferers exhibit mild symptoms that can be treated with oral rehydration solution, but the disease can kill within hours in severe cases if not treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics.

The war in Yemen has killed more than 10,000 people, left 7.4 million children in need of medical help, nearly 2.2 million malnourished, and around 462,000 at risk of severe acute malnutrition, according to the UN children's agency, UNICEF.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/yemen-sanaa-reels-200-cholera-cases-170507043636328.html


Zechariah 12:2 :

"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem."

UN can’t be evicted from Jerusalem, Foreign Ministry said set to tell ministers

Miri Regev’s demand that world body’s local HQ be shuttered would violate treaties since it enjoys diplomatic immunity, official quoted saying

May 7, 2017

The Foreign Ministry is reportedly set to warn the cabinet that a minister’s demand to shutter the United Nations headquarters in Jerusalem, in protest of a recent agency resolution that denies Israeli sovereignty over the capital city, would violate international law.

“The professional opinion that will be presented is that Israel is signatory to an agreement with the UN and other international conventions under which the UN headquarters is granted diplomatic immunity,” a senior official was quoted as saying. “There are agreements in place that cannot be violated.

UNESCO maintains a local office at the headquarters alongside the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) and the UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/foreign-ministry-set-to-warn-un-cant-be-evicted-from-jerusalem-report/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=bfe5272feb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-bfe5272feb-54606857


Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

‘Declaration of war’: Russian MPs blast US plans to enforce N. Korea sanctions on foreign territory

5 May, 2017

A senior Russian senator says the American bill allowing the US Navy to enforce international sanctions on North Korea through the control of Russian ports is a violation of international law, and is equal to a declaration of war.

“The realization of this [US] bill includes a proposed force scenario in which the US Navy would conduct compulsory inspections of all ships. Such a scenario is simply unthinkable because it means a declaration of war.” The comment came shortly after the US Congress approved the bill with additional sanctions against North Korea, allowing for the possible establishment of US control over seaports and sea routes in the Far East, including the Russian ports of Vanino, Nakhodka and Vladivostok.

“What immediately draws attention is the list of nations where US congressmen want to have special control over sea ports,” he said. “These are Russia, China, Iran and Syria. The United States is again trying to expand its jurisdiction all over the globe. It is as if they were telling Russia, China, Iran and Syria that these nations are suspects in crime, which is nonsense, according to international law. The US administration will receive a symmetrical adequate response to any unfriendly steps toward Russia and our allies. In any case, no US ship will enter our waters," Krasov was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.

https://www.rt.com/politics/387256-declaration-of-war-senator-blasts/



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


IRAN'S SHADOW WARS ECLIPSE ITS NUCLEAR THREAT, SAYS EXPERT

Afshon Ostavar says Tehran's highly influential Revolutionary Guard Corps has combined ideology and practicality in an effective way, producing results in Syria, Lebanon and Gaza.

“When it comes to the Middle East,” the Revolutionary Guards, he explained, “are basically the decision-makers if not the shapers of that policy... when it comes to what is going on in Iraq, or Syria, or Lebanon... [it is] their activity or their literally lobbying the supreme leader that seems to dictate policy more than anything else.”

Asked about Hezbollah and Hamas, he said that the IRGC controls Iranian policy because “basically they have done the groundwork. They control the ground game.... The 21st century has been very successful for what IRGC has been trying to achieve.”

For “people who are less sold on the deal, they were less sold on it because of everything else... [the issue was:] would the deterrent [of signing the nuclear deal with the West] make them [Iran] feel safe and therefore less likely to sort of expand and follow what they’re doing outside of their country? Or would it in fact shield what they were doing and allow them to do it even more openly and boldly?

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/IRGC-expert-Tehrans-clandestine-actions-bigger-problem-than-nukes-489678



National Security Adviser McMaster Highlights ‘Tremendous Opportunity to Confront Iran’s Destructive Behavior’

May 2, 2017

A visible shift in American policy towards Iran is taking place under President Donald Trump, his national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster said during a wide-ranging interview on Fox News.

“I think all we have to do is pull the curtain back on Iranian behavior,” McMaster said. “This is a regime that is supporting the murderous regime in Syria, that’s committing mass murder of its own people. This is a regime that is really applying what you might call a Hezbollah model to the greater Middle East, in which they have weak governments that they want to depend on Iran for support, while they grow militias and other illegal armed groups outside.”

“Our allies will be interested in doing that, and I think what you’ve seen, what has happened in the last eight years, is US policy has unwittingly maybe empowered Iran across the greater Middle East and beyond. Now, we are seeing the effect of that with this humanitarian political catastrophe in the greater Middle East that Iran has helped to foment,” McMaster said.

The national security adviser pointed to Trump’s “really strong relationships across the Arab world” as a positive sign that Iran’s regional ambitions will not go unopposed. “I think that there’s going to be a tremendous opportunity to confront Iran’s destructive behavior in the region and beyond the region,” he said.

https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/05/01/national-security-adviser-mcmaster-highlights-tremendous-opportunity-to-confront-irans-destructive-behavior/


Luke 21:26 :

"Men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth,"

U.N. atomic agency: North Korea nuclear weapons 'extremely worrying'

May 2, 2017

The United Nations atomic agency director said Tuesday there are signs North Korea has not slowed down its nuclear weapons program is of grave concern to the international community. The statement from the International Atomic Energy Agency came the same day U.S. analysts said the latest satellite images show a "resumption of activity" at the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site.

"This is extremely worrying," Amano said during the session, when he also requested Pyongyang's cooperation. "Without direct access to relevant sites and locations, the Agency cannot confirm the operational status of North Korea's nuclear facilities. But all the indications suggest that North Korea is making progress with its nuclear program."

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/05/02/UN-atomic-agency-North-Korea-nuclear-weapons-extremely-worrying/5821493775299/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=2


Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

NORTH KOREA: NUCLEAR WAR 'WILL BRING NOTHING BUT DOOM' FOR U.S., STATE MEDIA SAYS

5/2/17

The North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun—which is controlled by the state—ran an opinion piece Tuesday titled "Nuclear War Will Bring Nothing but Doom to U.S. Its vast territory is exposed to our preemptive nuclear strike," the piece reads, adding that the North Korean army was "waiting for the moment it will reduce the whole of the U.S. mainland to ruins with its absolute weaponry of justice."

Along with the U.S.'s "collapse," the piece threatened that "South Korea will be submerged in a sea of fire, Japan will be reduced to ashes." "If the U.S. shows any slight sign of provocation, just the inter-continental ballistic rockets displayed in the April military parade will fly into the U.S.," it read. "The reckless nuclear war provocation by the Trump administration will bring it nothing but the fall of the American empire."

http://www.newsweek.com/north-korea-threatens-nuclear-war-us-593107



Daniel 8:4-7:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes."


Iran Regime's Continuing Nuclear Program

02 May 2017

At the end of April, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) – the main Iranian opposition, revealed more details about the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program which is continuing at the same rate as before the 2015 nuclear deal was agreed. They exposed another nuclear site and gave detailed information about how the nuclear program was advancing. This included maps, satellite imagery and details about the key members of the program.

The Iranian regime, as it has done in the past, is using covert facilities to carry out illegal activities. The NCRI said: “The engineering unit that is charged and tasked with actually building the bomb in a secret way for the Iranian regime is called the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research.” It also indicated that the sites where the research is being carried out are under heavy security by the IRGC guards.

A representative of the White House National Security Council has stated that the information from the NCRI is being carefully evaluated.

http://ncr-iran.org/en/news/nuclear/22678-iran-regime-s-continuing-nuclear-program



US Lacks Courage to Attack Iran: IRGC General

May 1, 2017

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy commander said Iran’s military capabilities have grown so enormously that the US would not dare to take action against the country. Although the US enmity towards Iran has been increasing day by day over the past years, Washington does not dare to take any military action against the Islamic Republic, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said in a television talk show on Sunday night.

He then referred to a US document listing four military preconditions and 9 political prerequisites for an offensive against Iran, saying the US has failed to meet those conditions, otherwise, it would have not wasted a moment to launch an attack.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/05/01/1394209/us-lacks-courage-to-attack-iran-irgc-general



Zechariah 12:2-3:

"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem and it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”

Regev: Shut down UN headquarters in Jerusalem

In wake of UNESCO resolution, Culture and Sport Minister to demand that UN Jerusalem headquarters be closed. Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (Likud) will demand at Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting to close the UN headquarters in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and return the land to the state.Her call came after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Steering Committee voted to adopt a resolution denying Israel's rights to Jerusalem.

The resolution declares that "all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular the “basic law” on Jerusalem, are null and void and must be rescinded forthwith."

"50 years to our sovereignty in the city, there is no need for the presence of UN observers. They were given the opportunity to use the compound to supervise the ceasefire agreements of the Six Day War - agreements that are no longer relevant. This saga must end,” Regev told Channel 2 News on Tuesday evening.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/229013



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

Iranian DM: Unharnessed Terrorism in Syria, Iraq to Increase Global Insecurity

May 02, 2017

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan warned the world states to immediately find a way to control terrorism in Syria and Iraq to prevent a bigger catastrophe in the world.

"Any aggressive act against Syria will exacerbate the crisis, spread the war and bloodshed and lead to continued violence in the region.". The ominous phenomenon of terrorism which is active in Syria and Iraq today is a global threat which will endanger the world's security if not harnessed and annihilated," General Dehqan said in a meeting with Syria's Chief of the Staff General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub in Tehran on Tuesday.

General Dehqan also stressed Iran's continued support for the Syrian nation, adding that Tehran will spare no efforts to establish peace and stability in Syria.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960212000986


Psalm 83:3-4 :

"They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."


New Hamas program softens language, retains goal of eliminating Israel

Policy document rejected by Israel as a bid to ‘fool the world,’ calls for the ‘complete liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea

May 1, 2017

In a bid to improve its flagging international standing, the Palestinian terror group Hamas unveiled Monday a new policy document that presents softened language on Israel while still calling for its destruction.

“Hamas rejects any alternative to the full and complete liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea,” the document states. “However, without compromising its rejection of the Zionist entity and without relinquishing any Palestinian rights, Hamas considers the establishment of a fully sovereign and independent Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital along the lines of the 4th of June 1967, with the return of the refugees and the displaced to their homes from which they were expelled, to be a formula of national consensus.”

“Hamas is attempting to fool the world, but it will not succeed. Daily, Hamas leaders call for genocide of all Jews and the destruction of Israel,” he added. “They dig terror tunnels and have launched thousands upon thousands of missiles at Israeli civilians. Schools and mosques run by Hamas teach children that Jews are apes and pigs. This is the real Hamas,” David Keyes, a spokesperson for Netanyahu, told The Times of Israel.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-hamas-program-softens-language-retains-ultimate-goals/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=1e4c6e2ea6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-1e4c6e2ea6-54606857




Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


Earthquakes rattle Alaska, British Columbia

May 1, 2017

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.3 aftershock has shaken the corner of British Columbia, near the boundary with Alaska, nearly two hours after a magnitude-6.2 earthquake hit the same area.

Geophysicist Amy Vaughan says it's not completely uncommon for an aftershock to be larger than the triggering quake, though normally the following quakes are smaller. She says there's been a series of aftershocks ranging from magnitudes 2 to 5.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/05/01/earthquake-rattles-canada-alaska/101152126/



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”


North Korea tensions: Trump 'prepared for the worst'; sanctions bill primed

May 01, 2017

With the first 100 days in the rearview mirror, President Trump is entering the next phase of his administration vowing to confront the crisis with North Korea – saying in an interview that “we have to be prepared for the worst,” as Congress moves on a separate front to apply new sanctions.

Trump told The Washington Examiner that he sees Kim Jong Un as "very threatening.” We have to be prepared to do what we have to do. We cannot allow this to go on,” Trump said.

In a separate interview, Trump declined to rule out military action. And his National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told “Fox News Sunday” that it’s “important for all of us to confront this regime.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/01/north-korea-tensions-trump-prepared-for-worst-sanctions-bill-primed.html



North Korea warns of 'catastrophic consequences'


USS Carl Vinson strike group carries out exercises with South Korean navy as North's media warns 'stop running wild'.

4/30/2017

South Korea and the United States wrapped up their annual large-scale military drills on Sunday but continued a separate joint naval exercise that has triggered the threat of nuclear war from North Korea.

The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula and began exercises with the South Korean navy late on Saturday. The South Korean navy declined to say when the exercises would be completed.
North Korea has threatened to sink the American armada. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running sky-high for weeks, with signs the North might be preparing a sixth nuclear weapon test - and with Washington refusing to rule out a military strike in response.

A North Korean state-run newspaper on Sunday warned of "catastrophic consequences", accusing the USS Carl Vinson strike force of rehearsing a "preemptive attack on the North" in a "special operation. This has pushed the tense situation on the Korean peninsula to an unpredictable dangerous phase."

"The enemies have to know that military threat and blackmail with the mobilization of nuclear carriers and nuclear submarines cannot work on the DPRK. The US and the puppet group of traitors have to ponder over the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by their foolish military provocation - and stop running wild."

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/04/north-korea-warns-catastrophic-consequences-170430171123329.html




RUSSIAN OFFICIALS SAY U.S. GLOBAL MISSILE DEFENSE COULD LEAD TO NUCLEAR WAR IN EUROPE

4/27/17

Top Russian officials have issued public warnings about what they see as risks associated with the U.S.'s extensive missile defense system in Europe. The officials, from Russia's political and military elite, said Washington's actions could increase the likelihood of nuclear conflict.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told attendees of the Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday that the U.S.'s ballistic missile defense system, which includes a sophisticated network of land, air and sea assets, is "a serious obstacle on the way of consolidation of political stability."

Russia and the Western military alliance NATO, which hosts U.S. missile defense installations, have accused each other of aggressively expanding their respective interests in Europe, and both have undergone massive military buildups along Europe's tense borders. Moscow claims the U.S.'s missile defense system could encourage Washington to pursue unilateral action through nuclear force.

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-us-global-missile-defense-lead-nuclear-war-europe-591244



Daniel 8:4-7:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the West, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes."

Iran: Supreme Leader Censurers Certain Muslim States' Weak Stances against US, Israel

Apr 27, 2017

Addressing a large number of Quran reciters and memorizers attending the 34th International Holy Quran Competitions in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Thursday, Ayatollah Khamenei warned of West's attempts to gain political and economic dominance over Muslim nations. He underlined that the Muslims worldwide should hold onto their “Islamic identity” as the main deterrence against such attempts.

The Leader described the West’s political, economic and cultural dominance as the main challenge gripping many Muslim societies today, a situation which has weakened their “Islamic identity”. The Supreme Leader reiterated that the US and Israel are root causes of the animosities towards Iran, and said, "Today, they fight the Islamic Republic more than any other country it prevents them (the enemies) to attain their ill wishes.”

Ayatollah Khamenei went on to say that the enemies of human societies began to fight against Islam which is the main source of development in society while Islam is capable of putting an end to the injustice against humanity.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960207000739




Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”


RUSSIAN SENATOR: U.K. WILL BE 'WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH' IF IT USES NUCLEAR WEAPONS

4/25/17

A senior Russian politician responded aggressively Monday to comments by the U.K.'s defense minister suggesting pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons against Russia is an option for London, claiming the U.K. would be completely annihilated by Russia's nukes in response.

Russia's Frants Klintsevich, who heads the defense and security committee in Moscow's upper house of parliament, said the U.K. would be "literally wiped off the face of the Earth by a counter strike." U.K. Defense Minister Michael Fallon said during a radio show that the U.K. could consider a preemptive nuclear attack amid recent political tensions between Russia and Western governments, according to The Moscow Times.

The U.K. possesses an estimated 215 nuclear warheads, making it one of nine nations believed to maintain nuclear weapons stockpiles—and it is the smallest inventory of any signatory of the Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which was opened for signature in 1968 and put into force in 1970. Russia is thought to possess the largest nuclear weapons stockpile of any nation in the world, with an estimated 7,300 nuclear warheads and plans to expand its nuclear capability.

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-nuclear-attack-uk-wipe-nation-face-earth-589794?utm_source=internal&utm_campaign=most_read&utm_medium=most_read2


Israel strikes arms depot near Syrian capital


April 27, 2017

Israeli on Thursday defended its decision to attack an arms depot near the Damascus airport – saying it was “compatible with Israel’s policy.”

Israeli Intelligence minister Yisrael Katz, speaking on the Israeli Army radio, would not comment on the strike but said it did not violate protocol. Reuters reported early Thursday that five strikes hit an ammunition depot that was known to be used by Iranian-backed militias.

Israel has largely stayed out of the fighting in Syria, though it has carried out a number of airstrikes on suspected Iranian weapons shipments it believed were bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Iran and Hezbollah, both bitter enemies of Israel, along with Russia have sent forces to support President Assad.

In a visit to Moscow on Wednesday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel "will not allow Iranian and Hezbollah forces to be amassed on the Golan Heights border."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/27/israel-reportedly-strikes-arms-depot-near-syrian-capital.html



North Korean crisis 'worst I’ve seen,' top Navy officer warns

APRIL 27, 2017

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific region told lawmakers Thursday that the North Korean crisis is the worst he’s seen -- testifying that it's only a matter of time before Kim Jong Un has the capability of launching a nuclear warhead toward the United States.

Harris spoke to the Senate Armed Services Committee a day after all 100 U.S. senators were invited to White House grounds for a North Korea briefing. Harris declined to compare the current situation to that of the Cuban Missile Crisis decades ago, but said he has “no doubt” the country intends to develop nuclear missiles that could be aimed toward South Korea and the U.S.

Kim Jong Un is making progress and all nations need to take this seriously because their missiles point in all directions," Harris said. "If left unchecked, they will match the capability of his hostile rhetoric."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/27/north-korean-crisis-worst-ve-seen-top-navy-officer-warns.html


Daniel 8:4-7 , 17, 20:
“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

REPORT: IRAN CAUGHT SECRETLY WEAPONIZING NUKES

'It's a very scary situation' as Tehran befriends North Korea

April 26, 2017

Despite U.S. government conclusions to the contrary, Iran is cheating on the 2015 nuclear deal and is actively weaponizing nukes, according to the group who uncovered Iran’s most recent nuclear ambitions in the first place.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran, or NCRI, unveiled intelligence and satellite imagery in recent days that is says it proof of Iranian actions that violate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. It also alleges that the activity is taking place in areas and facilities that are off limits to regular inspections from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

“Those that have seen the satellite imagery that we disclosed during our press conference have confirmed that the satellite imagery shows the construction, the way the buildings are configured, basically corroborates what we’re saying, that this facility is being used for nuclear weaponization,” Jafarzadeh explained.

Jafarzadeh said the actions of the West over the past four to five years have clearly emboldened the likes of Iran, and he noted there are close ties between the two nuclear programs. “There is a very, very close relationship [with] North Korea that is helping Iran, not just on their missile program but specifically on their nuclear weapons program,” Jafarzadeh said. “It’s a very scary situation.”

http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/report-iran-caught-secretly-weaponizing-nukes/#ZtG4GzqwkmrX5YOP.99



Navy destroyer has close encounter with Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

April 25, 2017

A U.S. Navy destroyer had another close encounter with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard "fast attack craft" in the Persian Gulf Monday. Two U.S. officials tell Fox News that the Iranian ship came within 1,000 yards of the guided missile destroyer USS Mahan with its weapons manned. The officials said the Mahan altered course to avoid the Iranian warship, sounded the danger signal, fired flares and manned its own weapons.

According to the U.S. military, Iran harassed U.S. Navy warships through "unprofessional" interactions at least 35 times in 2016, a jump of more than 50 percent from the previous year.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/25/navy-destroyer-has-close-encounter-with-iran-vessel-in-persian-gulf.html



Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Powerful 7.1 quake shakes central Chile; no damage reported

April 24, 2017

A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck off Chile's central coast but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says Monday's quake was centered in the Pacific about 22 miles west of the port city of Valparaiso and hit around 6:40 p.m. Buildings swayed in Santiago, the capital 70 miles to the east.

Chile's emergency services office says no damage to infrastructure has been immediately reported and authorities are discounting the possibility of a tsunami. Chile is highly earthquake-prone. A devastating 8.8-magnitude quake and the tsunami it unleashed in 2010 killed more than 500 people. It was among the strongest ever recorded.

http://www.wbrz.com/news/powerful-7-1-quake-shakes-central-chile-no-damage-reported/



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

As North Korea Speeds Its Nuclear Program, U.S. Fears Time Will Run Out

APRIL 24, 2017

Behind the Trump administration’s sudden urgency in dealing with the North Korean nuclear crisis lies a stark calculus: a growing body of expert studies and classified intelligence reports that conclude the country is capable of producing a nuclear bomb every six or seven weeks.

Unless something changes, North Korea’s arsenal may well hit 50 weapons by the end of Mr. Trump’s term, about half the size of Pakistan’s. American officials say the North already knows how to shrink those weapons so they can fit atop one of its short- to medium-range missiles — putting South Korea and Japan, and the thousands of American troops deployed in those two nations, within range. The best estimates are that North Korea has roughly 1,000 ballistic missiles in eight or so varieties.

Dr. Hecker visited Yongbyon in 2010, and the North Koreans showed him a complete uranium enrichment facility, which American intelligence agencies had missed. The message was clear: The North now had two pathways to a bomb, uranium and plutonium. Today, it has an arsenal made up of both, intelligence officials say.

At any moment, Dr. Hecker said on a call to reporters organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a live weapon could turn into an accidental nuclear detonation or some other catastrophe. “I happen to believe,” he said, “the crisis is here now.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-missile-program.html?_r=0


US likely weighing military options against North Korea, say experts

April 24, 2017

If tensions between the U.S. and North Korea reach the point where America uses its mighty air power against the rogue nation, it won't be much of a battle, experts told Fox News.

In recent weeks, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned that all options "are on the table" should the communist dictatorship continue to threaten its neighbors and the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence echoed that sentiment, saying “North Korea would do well not to test [President Trump's] resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/24/us-likely-weighing-military-options-against-north-korea-say-experts.html



Daniel 8: 20, 17

"The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Without naming Iran, Trump says threats to destroy Israel must not be ignored

As Israel marks Holocaust Day, US president tells WJC world must not ‘disregard the warnings of our own times,’ anti-Semitism must be stamped out

April 24, 2017

US President Donald Trump delivered a speech on Sunday to the World Jewish Congress, telling delegates gathered for the organization’s plenary assembly in New York that anti-Semitism and prejudice should be fought wherever it is found and that threats by a “regime that talks openly of Israel’s destruction” should never be ignored.

Trump marked Yom Hashoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, calling the Holocaust “the darkest chapter of human history” where six million Jews were “murdered by an evil that words cannot describe, and that the human heart cannot bear. In the memory of those who were lost, we renew our commitment and our determination not to disregard the warnings of our own times,” he said, adding:

“We must defeat terrorism, and we must not ignore the threats of a regime that talks openly of Israel’s destruction. We cannot let that ever even be thought of,” he said in reference to the Iranian regime, without naming it. Iran has long backed armed groups committed to Israel’s destruction and its leaders have called for it to be wiped off the map.

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Netanyahu said that Iran poses the “greatest danger” to Israel and predicted that the world’s silence in the face of the Islamic Republic’s threats to annihilate the Jewish state will end with Trump in office.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/without-naming-iran-trump-says-threats-by-regime-to-destroy-israel-musnt-be-ignored/


Ex-IRGC Commander Reveals MKO's Plot to Provoke US against Iran

April 24, 2017

Former Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezayee warned that the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) terrorist group has hatched plots to coax Trump administration into war against Tehran.

"The MKO members have claimed that Iran is carrying out new nuclear activities without the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s supervision," Rezayee wrote on his Instagram page on Sunday. "Maybe they hope that with such rumors, they can evoke the fake scenario of the chemical bombing in Syria for Mr. Trump and make him fire a number of missiles at Iran's nuclear centers; they are unaware that repetition of the Syria attack against Iran will put the US in a new quagmire from which the Monafeqin will not survive either," he added.

“The Americans should rest assured that the Iranian nation doesn’t accept humiliation and imposition from any power and will not withdraw from plans to enhance its defense and missile power," General Dehqan said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960203001196



Matthew 24:7-8: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

CARE CEO: Famine is stalking the globe and America urgently needs to lead

April 21, 2017

It turns the human body against itself, causing all movement to grow painful as muscles freeze up and skin cracks. It has been used as a form of torture. Its effects on children, in particular, are gut-wrenching. They die a prolonged, painful death.

You might think I’m talking about the chemical weapons used against innocent civilians in Syria earlier this month, the ones that shocked so many of us around the world, prompting President Donald Trump to decry the killing of “beautiful babies” and declare “….No child of God should ever suffer such horror.” But I’m not. I’m actually describing something just as horrific: famine.

At this very moment famine conditions, marked by extreme hunger and malnutrition, are tightening their grip on more than 20 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria. Each day produces more disturbing images, of men and women whose faces look hollow, of beautiful babies turned to skeletons.

Today we are once again facing famine conditions in Somalia, as well as in South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria – famine that will put refugees on the move and potentially destabilize neighboring countries. Now is the time for America to assert leadership -- not negotiating positions -- with other donor countries. We need to build a coalition that both alleviates suffering and tackles the root causes of famine.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/04/17/care-ceo-famine-is-stalking-globe-and-america-urgently-needs-to-lead.html



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

Japanese destroyers join US strike group amid tensions on Korean Peninsula

21 April 2017

Two Japanese Navy destroyers have joined the carrier strike group ‘USS Carl Vinson’ heading towards the Korean Peninsula for a massive show of force as North Korea prepares to mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its military. The Japanese warships, destroyers ‘Ashigara’ and ‘Samidare’, left the navy’s Sasebo base early on Friday for a rendezvous with the ‘USS Carl Vinson’ group off North Korean shores, NHK reports.

The latest flare-up in tension between the US and North Korea has been triggered by reports that the state was about to conduct its sixth nuclear test or fire a nuclear-capable ballistic missile. Washington threatened to solve the ‘North Korean problem’ unilaterally, arguing that Pyongyang poses a threat to US interests in the region.

North Korea said it was ready to defend itself with all means available, including weapons of mass destruction. In a series of extraordinary statements, China, North Korea’s main trading partner and ally, warned that the region was on the brink of an all-out war.

https://www.rt.com/news/385600-us-japan-naval-drill-north-korea/



Psalm 83:3-5: “They have taken crafty counsel against your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more." For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you”


GEN. ALLEN: SYRIA GASSING ISRAEL WOULD BE ‘VIRTUALLY A REGIME SUICIDE’

APRIL 21, 2017

The US response to a scenario in which the Syrian regime was “gassing Israelis would result in a situation that he [Bashar Assad] could not even imagine,” and be “virtually regime suicide,” Marine Corps Gen. (ret.) John R. Allen told The Jerusalem Post.

Allen, one of the US’s leading voices on security issues, and discussed whether recent events made a Syrian chemical weapons strike on Israel more or less likely.
He said straight out that recent events meant there “would be a lesser chance” that Assad would launch such a strike against Israel. “Were Assad to lash out at Israel and the Israeli population with chemical weapons, it would be virtually a suicidal act for his regime. The enormity of the US response would be unprecedented.

Assad’s successor “cannot just be another enabler of the Iranian threat to Israel, and that is a key point for me. I will speak publicly about that. And as Americans, we need to not see Syria in isolation from the larger region and not see the region without showing an inherent responsibility to be concerned and committed to the security of Israel,” the former general said.

Regarding the effect on Iran of the Trump administration’s April 6 attack on a Syrian air base, he said, “Nobody really knows what is in the mind of people like the supreme leader and his national security council... I think they are pragmatic actors in many respects. Iran pushes in areas where it thinks it can make progress... "

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Gen-Allen-Syria-gassing-Israel-would-be-virtually-a-regime-suicide-488545



Hamas terrorists 'crawling through the tunnels'


Hamas threatens Israel, says it is prepared to liberate "Palestinian land".

4/21/17

Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar declared on Thursday that the terror group was continuing its preparations for "the liberation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and all the Palestinian land."

Speaking at a memorial event in Gaza for a Hamas terrorist, al-Zahar said, "The tunnels of the fighting forces are blessed because there the blood of our heroic shaheeds was sacrificed. The cuts in salaries (by the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah) will not block our path, either from the ground or from under it, towards Al-Aqsa," he continued.

Speaking at the same event, a spokesman for Hamas’s so-called “military wing”, the Al-Qassam Brigades, called on the “occupation” to quietly leave the land, because, as he put it, “the Al-Qassam Brigades are crawling through the tunnels”.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/228381



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

One Country’s War Changed the World

APRIL 21, 2017

The world seems awash in chaos and uncertainty, perhaps more so than at any point since the end of the Cold War.

Authoritarian-leaning leaders are on the rise, and liberal democracy itself seems under siege. The post-World War II order is fraying as fighting spills across borders and international institutions — built, at least in theory, to act as brakes on wanton slaughter — fail to provide solutions. Populist movements on both sides of the Atlantic are not just riding anti-establishment anger, but stoking fears of a religious “other,” this time Muslims.

Now in its seventh year, this war allowed to rage for so long, killing 400,000 Syrians and plunging millions more into misery, has sent shock waves around the world. Millions have fled to neighboring countries, some pushing on to Europe.

“The atmosphere in the world is not going toward hope and democracy and the individual,” he said. “It is going toward nationalism, hatred, the rise of the security state.” READ MORE:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/sunday-review/one-countrys-war-changed-the-world.html?_r=0


More Russian spy planes, bombers approach Alaskan airspace


April 21, 2017

Russian Bear bombers and spy planes buzzed Alaskan airspace the past two nights in a repeat of incidents earlier this week, two U.S. officials told Fox News on Friday. Wednesday night a pair of Russian spy planes Ilyushin IL-38s flew near the Aleutian Islands in the Bering Sea staying in the U.S. Air Defense Zone for a few hours before departing.

Thursday night, a pair of long-range nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bombers flew near Alaska and Canada staying in each country’s air defense zone for hours. Russia now has flown bombers or spy planes near Alaska on four consecutive nights this week, the first time since President Trump took office that Russia has flown this close to the United States.

The Russian action comes less than a week after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Trump said U.S.-Russian relations had reached a "low point."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/21/more-russian-spy-planes-bombers-approach-alaskan-airspace.html



Fighting forces 30,000 people from homes in South Sudan

4/21/2017

Since fighting between government and rebel forces erupted again last July, more than 100,000 people in South Sudan’s Kajo Keji county have fled to Uganda. Another 30,000 are living in camps near the border, an area controlled by the main rebel movement. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Kajo Keji, in South Sudan. Watch Video:

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/04/fighting-forces-30-000-people-homes-south-sudan-170421123745678.html



There is a way to neutralize North Korea without a war, but China needs to be on board

21 APRIL 2017

The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It's not. Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a decade, why the panic now? Because North Korea is headed for a nuclear breakout.

The regime has openly declared that it is racing to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the United States – and thus destroy an American city at a Kim Jong Un push of a button. The North Koreans are not bluffing. They've made significant progress with solid-fuel rockets, which are more quickly deployable and thus more easily hidden and less subject to detection and pre-emption.

At the same time, Pyongyang has been steadily adding to its supply of nuclear weapons. Today it has an estimated 10 to 16. By 2020, it could very well have a hundred. (For context: the British are thought to have about 200.)

Take a look at the video they made about destroying America:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/21/way-neutralise-north-korea-without-war-china-needs-board/





Daniel 8:5-6 :

" And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power."

Bolling: 'Iran is North Korea on HGH Steroids' (Video)

April 20, 2017

Eric Bolling said Iran is more of a danger than the regime of Kim Jong-un, saying the country was "North Korea on HGH steroids."

Bolling said the Mullahs-- the politically powerful clerics in Tehran-- are as fanatical as the dictator Kim. He noted that they, along with the rest of the Iranian government, fund terrorism and support Hezbollah. Bolling slammed President Obama for front-loading the Iran nuclear deal with the transfer of millions of dollars in cash to the Middle Eastern country. He said the White House must stop any further flow of money to Iran, calling them a part of the world's "axis of evil."

He praised Secretaries James Mattis and Rex Tillerson for noting that Iran could pull Russia and Syria with them into a conflict against Western powers.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/04/20/eric-bolling-iran-north-korea-hgh-steroids-mullahs-kim-jong-un-terrorism



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

N. Korea threatens to ‘reduce US to ashes’ with ‘super-mighty pre-emptive strike’

20 April 2017

“In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only US imperialists’ invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas, but the US mainland and reduce them to ashes,” Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, wrote on Thursday, as quoted by Reuters.

It comes just one day after Tillerson, as part of President Donald Trump’s hardline stance against North Korea, said the US is exploring ways to put pressure on Pyongyang. “We’re reviewing all the status of North Korea, both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as the other ways in which we can bring pressure on the regime in Pyongyang to re-engage with us, but re-engage with us on a different footing than past talks have been held,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

https://www.rt.com/news/385418-north-korea-pre-emptive-strike/?utm_source=spotim&utm_medium=spotim_recirculation&spotim_referrer=recirculation



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END." 

TILLERSON: AN 'UNCHECKED IRAN' COULD FOLLOW SAME PATH AS NORTH KOREA

APRIL 20, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilize countries in the Middle East and of undermining US interests in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

"An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and to take the world along with it. A comprehensive Iran policy requires we address all of the threats posed by Iran and it is clear there are many," Tillerson told reporters a day after announcing a review of US policy towards Iran, including sanctions against Tehran.

His tough words matched those of US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who said in a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that Iran's destabilizing influence would have to be overcome to end the conflict in Yemen.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Tillerson-An-unchecked-Iran-could-follow-same-path-as-North-Korea-488409



Iraqi FM, New Iranian Envoy Discuss Anti-Terrorism Cooperation


Apr 19, 2017

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari and new Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi conferred on the two countries' cooperation in the fight against terrorist groups. During the meeting in Baghdad on Wednesday, Jafari lauded Iran's assistance and cooperation with Iraq in different sensitive and decisive periods of time.

"Iran's standing beside the Iraqi nation and government in hard times has further expanded the relations between the two countries," he added. The two high-ranking diplomats also discussed bilateral ties, cooperation in the war on terrorism and the latest developments in the region, especially in Iraq. Masjedi, for his part, underlined the abundant potentials existing in the two neighboring, friendly and brotherly countries in all fields, and expressed the hope that bilateral relations would further develop in all arenas, especially in economic sector.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960130001435



US envoy: Iran and Hezbollah want to destabilize the Mideast

April 20, 2017

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is accusing Iran and its ally Hezbollah of conspiring to destabilize the Middle East — a charge "categorically" rejected by Iran's U.N. envoy as propaganda perpetrated by Israel and others in the region.

Haley is the current Security Council president and she asked members for this month's meeting on "The situation in the Middle East including the Palestinian Question" to focus on factors causing conflicts across the region instead of engaging in what she called routine "Israel bashing."

Her targets at Thursday's meeting, where over 50 countries spoke, were Iran and Hezbollah, which she also accused of committing "terrorist attacks across the region" for decades. But only one of the 14 other council members mentioned Iran while they all talked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Syria.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/20/us-envoy-iran-and-hezbollah-want-to-destabilize-mideast.html



2 Timothy 3:13 :

"But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived."

Over 150 'Queer' UMC Clergy Sign Letter Demanding LGBT Ordination

April 19, 20

A group known as the United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus released a letter on Monday morning demanding that the UMC be more inclusive of LGBT members. The letter came in response to the upcoming trial of openly gay Bishop Karen Oliveto before the denomination's highest court, the United Methodist Judicial Council.

"We stand in support of every clergy person threatened by unjust actions, and our sibling, Bishop Karen Oliveto, as her standing is being challenged before the Judicial Council. Bishop Oliveto's election is a visible demonstration of what is possible within The United Methodist Church when the gifts, graces, and call to ministry of LGBTQI persons are recognized and fully valued."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/over-150-queer-umc-clergy-sign-letter-demanding-lgbt-ordination-181026/#IjU5H4AEXe2YVeov.99




Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


5.6 earthquake shakes Caribbean

APRIL 17, 2017

At 1:23 a.m. local time, a M=5.6 earthquake shook the eastern rim of the Caribbean near Antigua and Barbuda. Several aftershocks were also recorded, including a M=4.8 approximately one hour after the main shock. Based on the Global Earthquake Activity Rate (GEAR) model, which is available in Temblor, this M=5.6 earthquake should not be considered surprising. The model, which uses global strain rates and seismicity since 1977 forecasts that a M=5.75 earthquake is likely in your lifetime.

http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/m5-6-earthquake-shakes-caribbean-3057/



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

North Korean envoy at UN warns of nuclear war possibility

April 17, 2017

North Korea has consistently issued threats of war toward the United States in recent decades, but the Trump administration's announced end of a "strategic patience" policy with Pyongyang has upped the ante in terms of warnings and bellicose rhetoric. North Korea's UN deputy representative, Kim In Ryong, on Monday unleashed at a hastily called UN press conference a torrent of threats, war scenarios and rhetoric aimed at the United States.

The press event was held hours after US Vice President Mike Pence visited the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Pence warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the United States "or the strength of our military forces."

While reporters at the United Nations have heard similar rhetoric from North Koreans before, Monday's forceful wording was on a higher level. "It has created a dangerous situation in which thermonuclear war may break out at any moment on the peninsula and poses a serious threat to world peace and security."

The deputy ambassador, reading from a statement, told reporters, "The US is disturbing the global peace and stability and insisting on the gangster-like logic that its invasion of a sovereign state is 'decisive, and just, and proportionate' and contributes to 'defending' the international order in its bid to apply it to the Korean Peninsula as well."

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/17/world/north-korea-united-nations-envoy/



Daniel 8:4, 20, 17:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Rouhani: Iran doesn’t need permission from any country to manufacture missiles

April 17, 2017

“Iran will continue to manufacture missiles and fighter jets and does not need any other country’s permission to do so”, President Hassan Rouhani said. Pointing to several crises in the Middle East and across the world, Rouhani said: “In our region, we have witnessed different crimes and acts of aggression by regional countries and sometimes by big powers and the U.S.”

The Iranian president emphasized that the “powers’ intervention and the cancerous tumor of Israel” have always been a source of concern and insecurity in the Middle East. “[Striking] a regional balance and maintaining the defensive and deterrent power of a pivotal country like Iran, which has endangered big powers’ interests through its great [Islamic] Revolution and is conveying the message of justice and freedom to the world, are necessary,” Rouhani said.

http://www.worldtribune.com/rouhani-iran-doesnt-need-permission-from-any-country-to-manufacture-missiles/



Matthew 24:8-9:

“All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name's sake.”


"Spit on the Cross or Die"

April 16, 2017

After members of ISIS raided the home of Zarefa, an elderly Christian woman in Iraq, they discovered crucifixes and Christian icons. "They forced me to spit on the Cross," she recalled.

"I told them that it was not appropriate, that it was a sin. He said that I must spit. 'Don't you see that I have a gun?' he asked me. I said to myself, 'Oh, the Cross! I am weak, I will spit on you. But Lord, I ask you to take revenge for me. I cannot escape from this.'"

A Christian widow and her teenage son from the Nineveh plains of Iraq recounted their treatment after ISIS took their village. The boy described how the militants once marched him "by men in orange suits, held at gunpoint by a group of Daesh [ISIS] children."

"The children executed them with pleasure... Another time I ran into a big crowd on the street. There was a woman; her hands and feet were tied. The Daesh terrorists drew a circle around her. If she got out of the circle, she would live, but that was impossible because she was tied. While her relatives were crying and begging for a pardon, the Jihadists threw stones at her until she died."

After being made to watch several such execution, the militants told him: "If you do not convert to Islam, we will shoot you as well." The boy, who was 14 at the time, added: "That is when I converted to Islam. From that time on, we concealed that we were Christians." Later, when the jihadis discovered he was wearing a crucifix around his neck, they beat him and sent him to an Islamic "correctional camp" where he was indoctrinated in the Koran for a month.

"I was hit whenever I could not answer their questions [about Muslim doctrine] the way they wanted me to, and my mother was stung with long needles because she had not studied anything from the Koran." After two years under ISIS, they managed to escape. "Yes, I am embarrassed for having had to profess Islam," the boy said.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10207/muslim-persecution-of-christians-january




Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”


US said preparing strike to ‘utterly destroy’ N. Korean nuclear program

VP Pence jets into Seoul as Korea tensions ratchet up; British officials are told Washington is considering a preemptive attack

April 16, 2017

US Vice President Mike Pence will arrive in Seoul Sunday, flying into a geopolitical maelstrom amid a possible North Korean nuclear test and harsh US warnings about a military response.

On Sunday, the UK’s Sunday Times reported that top military advisers to US President Donald Trump have told their British counterparts that Washington was considering a preemptive strike against North Korea’s nuclear program, and believed it had the firepower to neutralize it.

Citing “senior sources” in the British government, the paper said the US believed it would be able to “utterly destroy” the key installations required to remove the threat the program posed to North Korea’s neighbors and the US.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-said-preparing-strike-to-utterly-destroy-n-korean-nuclear-program/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=45c44f5307-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-45c44f5307-54606857




China warns war over N. Korea could erupt ‘at any moment’

Foreign minister calls on US and North Korea to reduce tensions amid speculation of plans for new nuclear test

April 14, 2017

A conflict over North Korea could break out “at any moment”, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi said Friday, warning there would be “no winner” in any war, as tensions soar with the US.

The sharp language came after President Donald Trump said that the “problem” of North Korea “will be taken care of”, as speculation mounts that the reclusive state could be preparing another nuclear or missile test.

“Lately, tensions have risen with the US and the ROK on one side, and the DPRK on the other, and one has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment,”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/china-warns-war-over-n-korea-could-erupt-at-any-moment/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=01ec2d8d9d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-01ec2d8d9d-54606857



Psalm 83:3-5: “They have taken crafty counsel against your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more." For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you”


Is Israel prepared for all missile threats?

April 12, 2017

Israel is still far from being fully impervious to the ballistic threat posed by its enemies. It is estimated that Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and Syria now have about a quarter of a million rockets and missiles between them. In the most extreme scenario, with Iran joining the melee, the number of missiles increases considerably.

The most ominous threat now facing Israel is the possibility of a surprise rocket and missile attack in which all of its enemies — Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Syria and Iran — fire tens of thousands of rockets and missiles at Israel in a single day, in a coordinated attack. Israel compares such a scenario to the "1973 Yom Kippur surprise," in which Egypt and Syria attacked Israel simultaneously. As of now, Israel has no response to such an attack.

It’s assessment is that, in such a scenario, the Israeli air force will successfully destroy thousands of long-range missiles and launchers, mainly those belonging to Hamas and Hezbollah. Similarly, Israel's missile defense systems will intercept many more missiles. Nevertheless, the Israeli Home Front will still suffer hits from thousands more rockets and missiles, the most accurate of which could reach Israeli air force bases, impeding the air force's capacity to respond.

One senior Israeli military official told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that "the only response to such a threat is deterrence. Our enemies know exactly what price they will pay for initiating such a move, and it will be much higher — incomparably higher — than the price paid by Israel."

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/04/israel-syria-hezbollah-hamas-islamic-jihad-iran-missiles.html#ixzz4e9mBDZ6j



Everday Daniel 8 News getting closer: Remember - Jewish Book, Jewish Prophecies...


Over 150,000 missiles are being aimed at Israel right now (Video)

Iran is arming Hezbollah with all that is necessary to start a major war with Israel.

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/over-150000-missiles-are-being-aimed-at-israel-right-now/?omhide=true




This is The Reason Israel Will Attack Iran SOON (Video)

How is it possible to remain sane in an insane world? Israel knows what the rest of the Western world is afraid to admit… Iran is not the first nation that wanted to wipe out the Jews and take over the world.. If Israel doesn’t defend herself and all of humanity who will? A strong and crucial message:

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/this-is-the-reason-israel-will-attack-iran-soon/



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”


Nuclear war over water?

Mahmood, an expert on energy and water issues, declares that if India continues to “strangulate” Pakistan’s water flow, there can be a nuclear war. The two neighbors have more than 500 bombs in their ‘basements’ that can be deployed should India refuse to come to the negotiating table or go for a third party arbitration.

At an event organized by the Oxbridge Society in Islamabad titled: “Hydro-Diplomacy between Pakistan and India to prevent war between two nuclear states — role of World Bank, US, China, Europe and other countries,” Ashfaq Mahmood warned of India walking away from the Indus Waters Treaty due to its belligerence.

“People in India are stealing our water by diverting it through the construction of dams. The water table in Lahore has been reduced as water is being pumped on the Indian side of Punjab. Our lands are going dry as farmers depend on ground water,” he says.

“The war hysteria is polluting the minds of people… it needs to be addressed by the international community.” He says that were a nuclear war to break out, it will not only wipe us all out, but its effects will be far-reaching. So, it’s time the World Bank took a fresh look and acted as an honest broker; not one favoring India as it has done in the past.

Irshadullah Khan, the secretary general of the Oxbridge Society, thinks the time for hydro-diplomacy is long over. “We should abrogate all treaties with India. It only understands the stick. Indian Prime Minister Modi wants to make Pakistan a desert.” This may well end in a nuclear war where “500 most powerful bombs can go off swallowing up the whole world. Modi needs to be restrained immediately.

Our intelligence agencies like the ISI and the MI must reach out to their counterparts in America and Europe to explain what a dangerous game India is playing that can lead to a nuclear conflagration.”

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1357326/nuclear-war-water/



U.S. Drops the Military's Biggest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan

April 13, 2017

The U.S. dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb it’s ever used in combat on Islamic State positions in Afghanistan Thursday night, a move the Trump administration said was aimed at denying the group’s freedom of movement.

The Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb was dropped to reach “a system of tunnels and caves” used by the terrorists, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Thursday.

"The United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously and in order to defeat the group, we must deny them operational space, which we did," Spicer said, using an acronym for Islamic State. "The United States took all precautions necessary to prevent civilian casualties and collateral damage as a result of the operation."

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-13/u-s-drops-biggest-bomb-on-islamic-state-caves-in-afghanistan



High stakes for US in war against North Korea


April 12, 2017

North Korea is likely to "go early and go nuclear" in its military response to any US-led attack, warns an Australian-based security expert. While the rogue state would be overwhelmed in terms of conventional forces, it could be forced to deploy its nuclear and chemical arsenal.

And if North Korean leader Kim Jong-un feels a "decapitation" strike is imminent by the US and its allies, he could choose to move first. Mr Graham said recent North Korean missile tests were really military exercises preparing for the rapid use of the warheads.
"These aren't missile tests, they are military exercises. North Korea knows the missiles work. What the military units are doing now practising, practising for a nuclear war." Read more at:

http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/04/12/13/19/high-risks-in-going-to-war-with-north-korea#YiZqwsuSRgFACPVH.99



‘U.S. Missile Attack on Syria May Lead to Nuclear War’

11 April 2017

- A lawmaker in the Russian lower house of the parliament, the State Duma, has vehemently condemned the recent U.S. missile strikes on Syria, warning that the military aggression risks a nuclear war.

"This act goes far beyond just Syria, because, clearly, Russia supports the legal Syrian government and takes part to a certain scale in this conflict. Therefore, such strikes are an act not just against Syria, but also against Russia," Mikhail Yemelyanov said.

"Moreover, when Americans were striking the airport, they didn't know if our citizens were there or not. So, this situation may lead at least to a repetition of the 'Cuban Missile Crisis' which almost pushed the world onto the edge of a nuclear war,” he added.

http://kayhan.ir/en/news/38288/%E2%80%98us-missile-attack-on-syria-may-lead-to-nuclear-war%E2%80%99




Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Hizbullah Deputy Secretary-General: Iranian Retaliation against U.S. and Its Bases in the Region Will Be Decisive

Hizbullah Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem said that he did not expect a war between Iran and the U.S. because Iran is too strong and is capable of a "decisive" retaliation against the U.S. and its bases. Khamenei had authorized the military command to launch a retaliation missile attack without confirming with him first.

"Things will not easily deteriorate into a state of war (between Iran and the U.S.), because Iran is strong and cannot be occupied. The circumstances of Iran, its people, its power, and its status, will not allow America to attack it. This is according to the available information."

"The Iranian response will definitely be decisive. I want to tell you a story that I heard from the Iranian brothers: According to my information, when Bush threatened Iran, and the plans to strike Iran were ready, the imam and commander Khamenei authorized the military command to launch missiles in the event that certain places came under attack, and to carry out the mission of defense without confirming with him. They were at a very high level of readiness."

"It was America that was making threats…Obviously, I mean America and its bases in the region. What I want to say is that Iran has always rejected any kind of aggression against it, whether from America or anyone else. Iran is ready to retaliate, and they know it, but they do not know the outcome. They can attack (Iran), but what will happen afterwards? What will be the consequences for them?"

"Are you saying that Iran is capable of confronting America and NATO?" "What does confrontation mean? It means preventing America from accomplishing its goals. It does not mean that Iran would go to America and eradicate it. But can America occupy Iran? No. Can America strike Iran and bring it to its knees? No. Can America strike Iran without paying a price, along with its allies? No."

https://www.memri.org/tv/hizbullah-deputy-secretary-general-sheikh-naim-qassem-iranian-retaliation-against-us-and-its



Matthew 24:7 :

" For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places."


U.N. fears ‘mass’ starvation deaths in Horn of Africa, Yemen, Nigeria amid drought, war, funds crunch

APR 12, 2017

The United Nations warned Tuesday of a growing risk of mass deaths from starvation among people living in conflict and drought-hit areas of the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria.

An “avoidable humanitarian crisis … is fast becoming an inevitability” as the U.N. faces a “severe” funding shortfall to help people affected by famine, said U.N. refugee agency spokesman Adrian Edwards.

UNHCR’s operations in famine-hit South Sudan, and in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, which are on the brink of famine, are funded at between just 3 and 11 percent, he told reporters in Geneva. More than 20 million people across Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, are in areas hit by drought and are experiencing famine or are at high risk of famine, according to U.N. numbers.“It is of immediate urgency that more funds are committed to avert a further descent into disaster in these acute crises,” Laerke said.

In conflict-ravaged South Sudan, where the U.N. warned in February that fighting, insecurity, lack of access to aid and the collapsing economy had left 100,000 people facing starvation, “a further 1 million people are now on the brink of famine,” Edwards said. And in Yemen, which is already experiencing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, 17 million people, or around 60 percent of the war-torn country’s population, are going hungry.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/04/12/world/social-issues-world/u-n-fears-mass-starvation-deaths-horn-africa-yemen-nigeria-amid-drought-war-funds-crunch/#.WO1PJ2nyvIU



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”


Trump: North Korea ‘looking for trouble’ with nuke threats

April 11, 2017

President Trump said “North Korea is looking for trouble” just hours after the rogue regime vowed to respond with nuclear weapons to any military strikes by the United States. “North Korea is looking for trouble,” Trump tweeted. “If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! USA.”

A US aircraft carrier group led by the USS Carl Vinson is steaming to the Korean Peninsula following continued missile tests by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea said it was prepared to respond to any military operations by the US. “Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with our nuclear sight focused on the U.S. invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theater but also in the U.S. mainland.” bassador Bolton on why new North Korea threats are different.

http://nypost.com/2017/04/11/trump-north-korea-looking-for-trouble-with-nuke-threats/




Bolton: Threats from North Korea Dangerous Rhetoric

April 11, 2017


Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N.: Some hard decisions will have to be made. Watch News Report.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5393852294001/?#sp=show-clips



Tillerson : Russia either irresponsible or incompetent in failing to rid Assad of WMDs

Ahead of his visit there, secretary of state castigates Moscow, says it must choose between Iran axis and US

April 11, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued an ultimatum to Russia on Tuesday: Side with the US and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

Tillerson also said the cease-fire talks that Russia and Iran have helped broker in the Kazakh capital, Astana, could generate momentum toward broader talks about a political transition — if the Astana talks succeed in creating a durable cease-fire. The resulting political talks would take place under the auspices of the United Nations process in Geneva.

Tillerson spoke after a meeting of the “likeminded” countries was hastily arranged on the sidelines of the summit of the Group of Seven industrialized economies in Italy, days after the US for the first time launched airstrikes against Assad’s forces. A key focus since the chemical attack has been on increasing pressure on Russia,

Assad’s strongest ally, which has used its own military to keep Assad in power. The US and others have said that Russia bears responsibility for the deaths of civilians at the hands of Assad given Moscow’s role in guaranteeing the 2013 deal .

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Trump warns China on North Korea: Help solve the problem or 'we will'

April 11, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday said North Korea “is looking for trouble” and vowed to get the murderous regime of dictator Kim Jong-Un under control with or without China’s help.

Trump sent the warning in a pair of tweets just days after he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. China traditionally has acted as a counterweight on North Korea, helping to moderate some actions of the isolated country. Trump indicated a favorable trade deal could await China if they stepped up pressure on North Korea;

Pyongyang said Monday it would “hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences” after the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group was sent to waters off the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. and South Korea are engaging in war games in the region, which North Korea is suspicious of, viewing the exercise as a practice for a hypothetical invasion of North Korea.

Trump's decision to bomb a Syrian airbase last week in response to the war-torn country's chemical weapon attack on a rebel-held area also may have strengthened the perception that Trump could consider a military solution to the North Korea issue. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seemingly did nothing to downplay that possibility in recent, somewhat ambiguous comments. “President Trump is willing to act when governments and actors cross the line,” Tillerson said.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/11/trump-warns-china-on-north-korea-help-solve-problem-or-will.html



Matthew 24:6-7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet; for nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.

M 5.9 earthquake shakes the Philippines

APRIL 10, 2017

A 5.9 earthquake shook the northern Philippines, including the capital city of Manila, which is home to over 1.5 million people. According to the USGS, the quake occurred at a depth of 42 km, and registered moderate shaking near the epicenter. In Batangas, close to the epicenter, there were both power cuts and minor damage, while in Manila 100 km north, weak shaking was felt.

http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/m5-9-earthquake-shakes-the-philippines-2972/




At Least One Dead in El Salvador after 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake

10 April 2017

Authorities announced a yellow alert for all of El Salvador because of the continued seismic activity from Monday. An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hit El Salvador Monday, the strongest of more than 50 quakes that shook the country.

On social media, users reported landslides and rocks falling following the strongest quake. They also indicated that there was slight home damage in Santa Tecla and Antiguo Cuscatlan, with up to 118 aftershocks reported.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/At-Least-One-Dead-in-El-Salvador-After-5.1-Magnitude-Earthquake-20170410-0038.html




North Korea, Syria and decades of chemical weapons

April 10, 2017

North Korea and Syria have a long history when it comes to the issue of chemical weapons. Pyongyang helped Syria build chemical weapons factories in the ‘90s, and they’ve been caught multiple times sending Syria items including protective coats and gas masks – the kinds of things that keep people safe when handling chemical agents.

"To North Korea, the strike is a warning," they wrote, a warning that suggests "the U.S. will not permit Pyongyang to threaten American security by marrying its small nuclear arsenal with intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching our shores."

The pair added that "North Korea is also believed to possess chemical weapons" that could be used against American forces and their allies in South Korea. And some believe that North Korea could use more than a warning when it comes to the issue. After last week's airstrike in Syria, a North Korean official warned that Pyongyang's "tremendous military muscle with a nuclear force as its pivot" would foil any possible future aggression by the U.S.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested over the weekend that "there's a shared view [among President Trump and some foreign leaders]… as to how dangerous the [North Korea] situation has become."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/10/north-korea-syria-and-decades-chemical-weapons.html


Russia and Iran say U.S. 'crossed red lines' with strike on Syrian air base

Apr 9, 2017

"The United States crossed red lines by attacking Syria, from now on we will respond to anyone, including America if it attacks Syria and crosses the red lines," the statement read. "America knows very well our ability and capabilities to respond well to them, [and] we will respond without taking into consideration any reaction and consequences."

"Rest assured that we will liberate Syria from all kinds of occupying forces, it does not matter from where they came to the occupied part of Syria," the statement warned. "Russia and Iran will not allow the United States to be the only superpower in world." The statement warned the U.S. that allies of Syria were "closely and deeply following American forces' moves and presence" in the areas of northern Syria and northwestern Iraq, and that they will "consider them [to be] an occupying force."

Russia and Iran have backed Assad in Syria’s six-year-long conflict, as has the Shia militia Hezbollah. The United States and other Western countries have thrown their support behind rebels fighting the Syrian regime. A statement released by "the joint command operation center of Syrian allies," a group that includes Russia and Iran, warned the U.S. against further military actions in the war-torn country, following a missile strike on a Syrian air base last week.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/russia-iran-us-crossed-red-lines-strike-syrian/story?id=46691025



Daniel 8:4, 20, 17:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

FM's Advisor: Iran Not to Allow US to Change Equations in Syria

Apr 10, 2017

Senior Advisor to the Iranian foreign minister Hossein Sheikholeslam blasted Washington's missile strike on a Syrian airbase, and underlined that his country as an important actor in Syria will not allow the US and its allies to change the equations to their benefit. "The (missile) attack is condemned from every perspective and we, as the mighty power on the ground in Syria, will not allow the equations to change in Syria after Aleppo."

Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned the US against an instrumental use of terrorism, saying that the same groups would pose grave dangers to the US in future. "Europe is entangled with the mistake that it committed by strengthening the Takfiris and people are not secure at home and in the streets (in there), and the US is repeating the same mistake."

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960121001287




IRAN’S TRACTION IN SYRIA A GREATER THREAT TO ISRAEL THAN ISIS

With the end of the Syrian civil war presumably in sight, Israel and the other countries in the region are facing a serious question.

As world powers focus on toppling ISIS, Iran is quietly gaining traction in Syria – posing a direct threat to Israel, eastern Mediterranean countries and the entire Arabian Peninsula, according to National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz. “It’s very easy and convenient to focus on ISIS,” he told The Jerusalem Post. “But we have two challenges in Syria.

One is ISIS and one is Iran. The greater threat is coming from Iran, and not just from its nuclear program. The most immediate and urgent threat is the Iranian plan to transform Syria, after this horrible, brutal civil war is over, into some kind of extension of Iran.” While Tehran has long been active near Israel through proxies such as Hamas and Hezbollah, the Islamic Republic may be building a more direct presence in the neighborhood as Syria continues to crumble, the minister warned.

“The label will still be called Syria, but it will become some kind of extension of Iran,” he said. “Syria will also become an Iranian military base.”

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Irans-traction-Syria-a-greater-threat-to-Israel-than-ISIS-485663



Matthew 24:8-9:

“All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name's sake.”

Palm Sunday attacks: 43 dead, more than 100 injured in church bombings carried out by ISIS in Egypt

April 09, 2017

Egypt's president called for a three-month state of emergency Sunday after at least 43 people were killed and more than 100 more were injured in two Palm Sunday suicide attacks at Coptic Christian churches, each carried out by the ISIS terror group. Sunday's first blast happened at St. George Church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, where at least 27 people were killed and 78 others wounded, officials said.

Television footage showed the inside of the church, where a large number of people gathered around what appeared to be lifeless, bloody bodies covered with papers.

A second explosion – which Egypt’s Interior Ministry says was caused by a suicide bomber who tried to storm St. Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria -- left at least 16 dead, and 41 injured.


The attack came just after Pope Tawadros II -- leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria -- finished services, but aides told local media that he was unharmed. At least three police officers were killed in the St. Mark’s attack.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/09/palm-sunday-attacks-43-dead-more-than-100-injured-in-church-bombings-carried-out-by-isis-in-egypt.html





Matthew 24:6,7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

TRUMP STRIKES ASSAD IN DRAMATIC TURNING POINT IN SYRIAN CIVIL WAR

APRIL 7, 2017

Trump: "Babies were cruelly murdered at this very barbaric attack. No child of God should ever suffer such horror."

Five dozen American Tomahawk missiles were fired from the Mediterranean Sea at Syria's al-Shayrat airfield in the early hours of Friday morning, fundamentally changing the dynamics of Syria's protracted and bloody civil war.

US President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to strike an airbase that played host to the very planes which on Tuesday laid chemical siege to a civilian town in Idlib province, killing 74 people and incapacitating over 550. It was not immediately clear whether Trump would order additional strikes.

This morning's stunning development puts Assad’s regime in unexpected peril, dependent on Trump's next steps. Should Trump proceed with future strikes, he would be challenging both the Syrian regime as well as the government in Moscow, which has invested significant resources in propping up Damascus.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Trump-strikes-Assad-in-dramatic-turning-point-in-Syrian-civil-war-486391



Assad, Trump and Putin: what do US missile strikes mean for the future of Syria’s brutal civil war?

Trump and his commanders now confront the presence of Russian troops on the battlefield and Russian air defence systems that are capable of shooting down US planes

April 7, 2017

A chemical attack on Tuesday blamed on the Assad regime killed scores of civilians and has triggered a response from the Pentagon, which launched approximately 60 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield late on Thursday. “Is there a set of military strikes that you can use to degrade the Syrians’ ability to deliver chemical weapons and, if you do that, what do they do in response?”

The biggest difference that Trump and his commanders confront now is the presence of Russian troops on the battlefield and Russian air defense systems that are capable of shooting down US planes. Today, Russian troops are intermingled with Syrian forces, and any strike on a Syrian military target could also produce Russian military casualties.

The other big worries are the Syrian and Russian air defence systems that have not targeted US planes because the American aircraft are largely focused on fighting IS, a common enemy of the US and the Syrian regime.

“Both the Syrians and Russians can act as a spoiler,” said Andrew Exum, a former senior defence official in the Obama administration. “American and coalition aircraft have flown around and through their air defence systems for the last two years. If you launched a strike against the regime, it would have every excuse to start lighting up coalition planes with anti-aircraft systems.”

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle-east/article/2085683/assad-trump-and-putin-what-do-us-missile-strikes-mean-future




Matthew 24:6: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

Military strike on North Korea may be only option, Gen. Keane says

April 05, 2017

On the heels of yet another North Korean missile test, albeit one the Pentagon says failed, and ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Trump’s first choice for Secretary of Defense told Fox News the U.S. is right to consider first-strike military action against Pyongyang.

“We’re rapidly and dangerously heading towards the reality that the military option is the only one left when it comes to getting North Korea to denuclearize and not weaponized [intercontinental ballistic missiles]," said retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane.

Keane said what is particularly dangerous is Kim Jong-Un’s rhetoric that he intends to use these weapons against the United States. “There’s not another world leader who says he intends to use nukes against the U.S.,” Keane said. “We have to take this threat very seriously.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/05/military-strike-on-north-korea-may-be-only-option-gen-keane-says.html



Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


6.1 earthquake hits near Iran’s second-largest city

April 5, 2017

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck 89 kilometers from Mashhad, Iran’s second most populous city, the US Geological Survey reported, adding that the tremor had a been registered at a shallow depth of 13 kilometers.

The quake hit northeastern Iran, 96 kilometers from the city of Mashhad, which has a population of over 2.3 million people. The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has dispatched rescue teams to the affected areas, Tasnim said, adding that at least five aftershocks have followed the major quake.

https://www.rt.com/news/383543-iran-mashhad-strong-quake/




Daniel 8:4, 20, 17: “I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


Iran-Backed Iraqi Shi'ite Militia in Syria: 'We Have Established the Golan Liberation Army'

April 5, 2017

Hashem Al-Mousawi, the spokesman for the Iran-backed Iraqi Shi'ite militia Al-Nujaba, gave an interview to the Iranian news agency Tasnim, highlighting the militia's activities in Iraq and Syria; stressing that Iran is the only country that has helped his militia. He also said that Iraqi-Saudi relations were like "a failed marriage," adding that "we do not want a separation between Iran and Iraq."

Al-Mousawi admitted that his militia is directly tied to the PMU and the Iranian resistance axis, and said that the militia was expanding its activity to combat Israel on the Golan Heights because "Israel is fundamentally [responsible for] the destruction of Iraq… and took steps to destroy our infrastructure." He also warned the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen not to advance on Iran, because Iran is "a powerful country."

"Regarding the Golan Army, we are part of the PMU, and before that we were part of the resistance [axis]. So long as there is a threat in the region, we will not lay down our weapons.

"Israel is fundamentally [responsible for] Iraq's destruction. That regime took steps to destroy our infrastructure and scientists. Whether Iraq is on Trump's list or not, we consider [the U.S.] a supporter of regional terrorism..."

https://www.memri.org/reports/spokesman-iran-backed-iraqi-shiite-militia-syria-we-have-established-golan-liberation-army





‘IRAN ARMS MANUFACTURING FACILITIES IN LEBANON ARE NEW KIND OF THREAT’

April 4, 2017

The most important development in Syria of late has been the strengthening of the Iranian- Shi’a axis there. Iran is building workshops and facilities to make advanced rockets inside Lebanon is a “huge development” that constitutes a “whole new kind of threat,” Chagai Tzuriel, director- general of the Intelligence Ministry, said Monday.

The Iranians and Hezbollah are trying to get around the difficulty of transferring arms over land through Syria to Lebanon by manufacturing them there instead. Israel reportedly, on a number of occasions, has attacked convoys moving potentially “game-changing” armaments over land through Syria. In addition to the weaponry, Iran continues to provide Hezbollah with $1 billion a year.

But more immediately pressing, he said, is Iran’s efforts to build a land bridge stretching from Iran, through Iraq, Syria and then into Lebanon – a land bridge that could be complete in the near future when Mosul is expected to be wrenched free of Islamic State control.

“The greatest state threat facing Israel is Iran,” he said. “The greatest non-state threat comes from Hezbollah, it has the greatest damage potential. And the greatest non-state threat in terms of volatility is Hamas. Gaza is volatile both militarily, as well as from a humanitarian point of view.”

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Iran-arms-manufacturing-facilities-in-Lebanon-are-new-kind-of-threat-486022




Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20:
“a Ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Iran Warns against Provocative Moves in Iraq

April 03, 2017

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi renewed Iran’s support for Iraq's territorial integrity, and warned against any separatist and provocative moves.

“Hoisting any flag except Iraq's national flag in Kirkuk in Northern Iraq is contradictory to the country’s constitution and will increase the tension. Fight against terrorism and cleaning of the remaining lands from the ISIL terrorists are among most concerns of the Iraqi government and people winning supports of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Qassemi said.

In relevant remarks last week, a senior Iraqi diplomat underlined that his country would continue to cooperate with Iran in the campaign against terrorism. "Iraq regards Iran as a neighboring and friendly country and therefore we will continue our anti-terror cooperation with Tehran. "Iran has continued to support Baghdad since the fall of Ba’athist regime in Iraq," the Iraqi ambassador said while pointing to 1,300 kilometers of common borders between Iran and Iraq.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960114001207


Iran: Official Blasts US General's Anti-Iran Remarks

Apr 03, 2017

Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee blasted the recent remarks made against Iran by Head of the US Army's Central Command (CENTCOM) General Joseph Votel.

Votel described Tehran as “the greatest long-term threat to stability” in the Middle East and accused Iran of “destabilizing” the region through “lethal aid facilitation,” using “surrogate forces” and cyber operations.

In relevant remarks on Thursday, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan blasted Votel's remarks against Iran. The Iranian defense minister called on the US troops to leave the Persian Gulf and stop harassing regional countries.

"What is the US doing in the Persian Gulf? They better leave this region and not harass the regional countries," General Dehqan said, adding, “Is it acceptable that an ignorant armed robber breaks into someone’s house and expects to get red carpet treatment? This is an instance of modern, 21st century barbarism."

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960114000817




Matthew 24:6: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

With a storm on the horizon, Israel turns on its latest missile defense system

April 2, 2017

Storm clouds, both literal and figurative, loomed overhead as the first two batteries of Israel’s latest missile defense system — the David’s Sling — went operational on Sunday. At a ceremony at the Hatzor Air Base not far from the Gaza Strip, Israel’s top defense officials boasted of the capabilities afforded by the state-of-the-art batteries, as tensions with Hamas threaten to put them to a real-time test soon.

Terror group Hamas has reportedly now also acquired rockets with much larger warheads, and tensions have spiraled in recent weeks following the killing of a Hamas commander. The David’s Sling, also known as the Magic Wand, is designed to shoot down incoming missiles with ranges of 40-300 kilometers (25-190 miles), meaning it could be used against Hamas’s longer-range rockets, but would more likely be deployed against missiles fired by Hezbollah or Syria, such as the Iranian Fateh 110 or its Syrian equivalent, the M600.

Looking out past the crowd and into the cameras behind it, Netanyahu gave an stark warning to Israel’s enemies: “I will reiterate, that whoever wants to strike us will be beaten, and those who threaten our existence are putting their own lives at risk.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/with-a-storm-on-the-horizon-israel-turns-on-its-latest-missile-defense-system/



Hezbollah’s role in Syria and Israel’s dilemma

2 Apr, 2017

Since 2006, there has been a consensus that it is only a matter of time before another war breaks out between Hezbollah and Israel. Given Israel’s recent airstrike against Hezbollah in Syria, and the intensification of tensions between them that we have witnessed over the past few weeks, it is a conflict that may arrive sooner rather than later.

In a recent Associated Press story, carried by ABC News, Aron Heller writes, “In the past month alone, Hezbollah’s chief Hassan Nasrallah has threatened to strike Israel’s nuclear facilities if Israel were to attack, and Israel has detailed a contingency plan to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic militant groups.”

“Israel cannot survive in this region,” the report states, “and cannot live in it in peace or at least non-war, unless people in Israel itself and in its surroundings believe that Israel has the political and military leadership, military capabilities, and social robustness that will allow her to deter those of its neighbors who wish to harm her, and to prevent them – if necessary through the use of military force – from achieving their goal.”

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/383124-syria-hezbollah-israel-war/





North Korean Defector Tells Lester Holt ‘World Should Be Ready’

APRIL 3, 2017

A senior North Korean defector has told NBC News that the country's "desperate" dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies. Thae Yong Ho is the most high profile North Korean defector in two decades, meaning he is able to give a rare insight into the secretive, authoritarian regime.

"Once he sees that there is any kind of sign of a tank or an imminent threat from America, then he would use his nuclear weapons with ICBM," he added in an exclusive interview on Sunday. "They have the nuclear capability — they've demonstrated that," he said. "And then, where they're going with the miniaturization of that, whether they can actually weaponize a missile, that's what's driving the current concern."

Defense Secr"Kim Jong Un is a person who did not even hesitate to kill his uncle and a few weeks ago, even his half-brother," Thae said. "So, he is a man who can do anything to remove [anyone in] his way.” Secretary James Mattis said the country "has got to be stopped" and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said military action was "on the table." (Watch the news clips here):

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/north-korean-defector-tells-lester-holt-world-should-be-ready-n741901




Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Botswana rocked by strongest EVER earthquake - hours after South Africa struck

BOTSWANA has been rocked by what appears to be its strongest ever earthquake - just hours after South Africa was also struck.

April 3, 2017

This afternoon's earthquake has measured 6.8 on the Richter scale - a rare strong quake for Africa. It is unknown whether much damage has been caused by the quake, which occurred at around 5.40pm local time (6.40pm GMT) at a depth of around 35km. Luckily the quake's epicenter struck an area with few inhabitants.

Quakes of this size are rare in Botswana, with geological experts saying it could be historically large. LastQuake said: "Earthquakes in #Botswana are pretty rare - Nothing comparable in our catalogue over the last decades."

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/787427/earthquake-botswana-largest-ever-south-africa




Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20:

“a Ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Top US general: Iran is biggest threat to the Middle East

March 31, 2017

News clip centered around the trouble Iran is stirring up across the Middle East

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5380434509001/?playlist_id=2114913880001#sp=show-clips




What Role will Iran-linked militias play once IS leaves Iraq?

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said recently that any group taking up arms in Iraq outside the state's official framework will be considered outlaws. However, it seems at least some of the factions fighting under the banner of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in Iraq would not obey Abadi's order.

What will happen then? Hashim al-Musawi, the spokesman for Iran-controlled, Shiite Iraq militia known as the Islamic Resistance Movement in Iraq (al-Nojaba), announced earlier in the month the formation of the Golan Liberation Brigade. But the announcement appeared to be more a declaration that Iran-affiliated Iraqi militias will be ready to take on a greater role in the region once IS is gone.

“The Golan Liberation Brigade's formation is not propaganda, but one of the Islamic resistance’s true objectives.” He added, “The resistance is capable of beating the 'axis of evil' and the Zionist entity," referring to Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States. This isn't the first time Iran-affiliated Iraqi parties have talked about taking action outside Iraq, in line with Iran’s foreign policy in the region.

In the event of any existential threat against Iran, these factions will follow Iran’s lead and attack the United States and its allies in Iraq to keep anything from harming Iran, as they did during the US occupation of Iraq.

The wars raging in Syria and Yemen provide a suitable environment for these forces to expand and play an important role in preserving the Islamic regime in Iran in the future. Based on their ideology, these forces are ready to play any military role the Iranian leadership assigns to them. This may include moving toward Yemen, confronting Saudi forces or Israelis in the Golan Heights, or even attacking Turkish forces in Iraq. Read more:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/03/pmu-iraq-shiite-militias-iran-syria-golan-israel.html#ixzz4cs7qy02M




2 Thessalonians 2:3-4:

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (Christ’ Return) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”

Israeli Cabinet Minister Calls for the Rebuilding of the Temple on Temple Mount (Video)

March 29, 2017

The Jewish Holy Temple which stood on the temple mount thousands of years ago has been the focus of the Jewish People for centuries. Although the Temple Mount came under Israelo jurisdiction in 1967, Israel has been extremely sensitive to the Mo
slem population who also claim the site as their holy site (though not the holiest – that is actually Mecca) and had built a Mosque on that very location.


Today, the Muslim brotherhood controls the Temple Mount and only members of the Muslim faith are allowed to worship there. Members of other faiths found quietly praying, singing etc. are escorted off the grounds. That being said, rebuilding the Temple today would truly be a sign of redemption for all religions.

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/israeli-cabinet-minister-calls-for-the-rebuilding-of-the-temple-on-temple-mount/




Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.

And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


Iran Regime Poses a Major Concern for International Security

March 29, 2017

Reports also show Iran increasing its support of the Houthis in Yemen by providing “Kamikazi” drones, water and airborne, to threaten shipping lines in Bab el-Mandeb and most certainly Saudi Navy ships, as weapons analysts confirmed forces aligned with former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh are also using these weapons to target missile-defense systems used by Saudi-led coalition units.

And after harassing US warships in the Strait of Hormuz, Iran has gone as far as not only denying the entire ordeal, but also holding Washington responsible for any future face-offs in a shipping route key for international oil trade. As sanctions were rolled back, Iran’s practice of resorting to destabilizing measures across the region was provided a waterfall of financial support to sidestep a military conflict. This also green lighted Iran to relaunch its illicit activity, only to be slapped warnings and sanctions in the past month or so by a new White House.

Iran’s support for the Assad regime in Syria, sectarian Shiite militias in Iraq, the Houthis in Yemen and the Lebanese Hezbollah are the leverages Tehran must be deprived of. Iran also comprehends quite well its firepower is no match for U.S. arsenal, and resorting to mercenaries to obtain a charade of regional dominance.

Iran poses a major concern for international security, demonstrated in the Trump administration condemning the country’s support for terrorism on a broad scale. Funding and arming the Lebanese Hezbollah, knee-deep in the Syria crisis with arms and boots transferring, Shiite proxies on a rampage against Sunni minorities in Iraq in the name of fighting ISIS, and as mentioned above, the Houthis in Yemen.

http://ncr-iran.org/en/news/iran-world/22419-iran-regime-poses-a-major-concern-for-international-security




No place for Americans in Persian Gulf: Iran’s DM

March 30, 2017

“What are Americans doing in the Persian Gulf? They had better get out of this region and not cause nuisance for the regional countries,” General Dehqan said on Thursday, in reaction to recent anti-Iran comments by commander of the US Central Command, Army General Joseph Votel.

In a testimony to the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Votel, America’s top military official in the Middle East, said Iran is one of the greatest threats to the US today and has increased its "destabilizing role" in the region. In response, Iran’s Defense Minister said it is nonsense to expect that one would roll out a red carpet for an “insane armed robber” intruding on their home, referring to US military presence in the Persian Gulf off the coasts of Iran.

http://en.abna24.com/news/iran/no-place-for-americans-in-persian-gulf-iran%E2%80%99s-dm_820857.html


Daniel 8 in our face:

Iran’s foreign ministry warns Arab League not to mistake between friend, foe

March 30, 2017

Spokesperson of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Bahram Ghasemi said on Thursday:

“It is of big disappointment that some, with reversing realities, intend to put the Islamic Republic of Iran in place of the Zionist Regime to make an imaginary and fabricated enemy,” stressed the Iranian diplomat. “But it has to be known that these inappropriate and imposing efforts would fruit nothing.” He underlined that the people of the region would never forget the crimes, murders, and atrocities of Israel against Palestinian women, children, and civilians.

“Decades of crimes of the illegitimate, infant-murderer, usurper regime of Zionism against Muslims and Arabs would never be erased from the memory of peoples and nations of the region and from the awaken consciences across the globe,” asserted the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman. “Resistance and defense against aggressors are still the sole hopes of the World of Islam to liberate Palestine and the holy city of Quds(Jerusalem).”

http://en.abna24.com/news/iran/iran%E2%80%99s-foreign-ministry-warns-arab-league-not-to-mistake-between-friend-foe_820865.html



Daniel 8:4, 20, 17:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Iran Regime Poses a Major Concern for International Security

March 29, 2017

Reports also show Iran increasing its support of the Houthis in Yemen by providing “Kamikazi” drones, water and airborne, to threaten shipping lines in Bab el-Mandeb and most certainly Saudi Navy ships, as weapons analysts confirmed forces aligned with former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh are also using these weapons to target missile-defense systems used by Saudi-led coalition units.

And after harassing US warships in the Strait of Hormuz, Iran has gone as far as not only denying the entire ordeal, but also holding Washington responsible for any future face-offs in a shipping route key for international oil trade. As sanctions were rolled back, Iran’s practice of resorting to destabilizing measures across the region was provided a waterfall of financial support to sidestep a military conflict. This also green lighted Iran to relaunch its illicit activity, only to be slapped warnings and sanctions in the past month or so by a new White House.

Iran’s support for the Assad regime in Syria, sectarian Shiite militias in Iraq, the Houthis in Yemen and the Lebanese Hezbollah are the leverages Tehran must be deprived of. Iran also comprehends quite well its firepower is no match for U.S. arsenal, and resorting to mercenaries to obtain a charade of regional dominance.

Iran poses a major concern for international security, demonstrated in the Trump administration condemning the country’s support for terrorism on a broad scale. Funding and arming the Lebanese Hezbollah, knee-deep in the Syria crisis with arms and boots transferring, Shiite proxies on a rampage against Sunni minorities in Iraq in the name of fighting ISIS, and as mentioned above, the Houthis in Yemen.

http://ncr-iran.org/en/news/iran-world/22419-iran-regime-poses-a-major-concern-for-international-security




Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Russia earthquake: Tsunami warning after 6.6-magnitude quake strikes

March 29, 2017

A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake has stuck off Russia's eastern coast, at the Kamchatka peninsula. Russian monitoring centres told the TASS news agency tsunamis of about 1.5m were possible, according to RT, though the site said Russia's emergencies ministry later stood down the warning. The earthquake struck at a depth of 22.8km just after 4am UK time, according to the US Geological Survey. The United States' tsunami warning centers were not showing a risk of waves to US territories.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/russia-earthquake-today-tsunami-warning-66-magnitude-quake-kamchatka-far-eastern-latest-a7655101.html





Matthew 24:6: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

REPORT: HAMAS DEVELOPS NEW 'HIGH-POWERED' ROCKET AKIN TO HEZBOLLAH PROJECTILES

MARCH 28, 2017

While Hezbollah has similar rockets, this is the first time that Hamas has developed such a weapon, Army Radio reports.

According to the report, in the event of a future conflict between Israel and Hamas, the new rocket would have the most effect on the Israeli communities bordering the Gaza Strip. Weapons smuggling into the Hamas-run enclave from the Sinai Peninsula has decreased due to the group’s efforts to improve ties with Egypt, leading Hamas to invest in producing its own rockets. Hamas has boasted of its growing arsenal, testing its stockpile on an almost regular basis since the conclusion of 2014’s Operation Protective Edge.

During the war, 4,594 rockets were fired from the Strip toward Israel. Near the end of the conflict, Hamas focused on short-range mortar fire with deadly results, killing both soldiers and civilians who had little or no warning of incoming projectiles. The IDF has warned that the terrorist group has restored its military capabilities to its pre-2014 strength, expecting that, in the next war, the southern communities bordering Gaza would be pounded incessantly by rocket and mortar attacks.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Report-Hamas-develops-new-highly-powerful-short-range-rocket-485405




Psalm 83:3-5: “They have taken crafty counsel against your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more." For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you”


REPORT: HEZBOLLAH THREATS PROMPT ISRAEL TO ADD EXTRA IRON DOME SYSTEMS ON WARSHIPS

MARCH 28, 2017

Four ships being manufactured in Germany were reportedly each originally slated to contain a single Iron Dome launcher.

Hezbollah rockets targeting offshore natural gas platforms has prompted the Israeli Navy to add an extra Iron Dome launcher to Sa'ar 6 missile ships that are currently being manufactured for Israel in Germany, Defense News reported on Monday. Hezbollah is known to have various long and medium-range missile systems, including the Iranian-made Fajr-5, the M-600 rockets, Zeizal-2, and the shorter-range M75 and Katyushas. But according to a senior IDF officer in the IAF’s Air Defense Division, the terror group is continuously working to acquire missiles with larger warheads and longer range.

According to Israeli estimates, Hezbollah has stockpiled more than 100,000 missiles. Hezbollah now has “more missiles below ground in Lebanon than the European NATO allies have above ground,” Danon said as he presented recent IDF intelligence about the terrorist organization to the Security Council, including aerial photographs revealing Hezbollah positions and statistics about the organization’s weapons stockpiles.

Concerns that Hezbollah projectiles could strike Israeli natural energy fields in the Mediterranean Sea have allegedly prompted the country to make preparations for such circumstances. Earlier this year, the Shi'ite Lebanese group threatened to attack the ammonia facility in Haifa, which contains some 12,000 tons of toxic gas. The plant has since been ordered to close.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Report-Hezbollah-threats-prompt-Israel-to-add-extra-Iron-Dome-systems-on-warships-485420



Daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20:

“a Ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


Envoy: Iraq to Continue Cooperation with Iran on Fighting Terrorism

March 27, 2017

"Iraq regards Iran as a neighboring and friendly country and therefore we will continue our anti-terror cooperation with Tehran," Iraqi Ambassador to Kuwait Alaa al-Hashimi told reporters on Sunday.

Al-Hashimi lauded the role of Iranian military advisors in training Iraqi forces to fight terrorist groups. "Iran has continued to support Baghdad since the fall of Ba’athist regime in Iraq," the Iraqi ambassador said while pointing to 1,300 kilometers of common borders between Iran and Iraq.

"During my visit to Iran's military and defensive industry pavilion in the sixth international exhibition of military industry in Baghdad, I saw that the country has made considerable advances," the Iraqi interior minister said. He underlined that has made great military advances, and said, "Baghdad intends to share Iran's experiences and make use of its achievements."

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960107000266




2 Thessalonians 2:3-4: “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (Christ’ Return) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”

Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part III: Do We Need Mashiach (Messiah) to Build the Third Temple?

March 27, 2017

We must wait for the messiah to build the Holy Temple. Fact or myth? Quoting directly from Israel’s most illustrious sages, Rabbi Richman explodes myth after myth concerning Moshiach and his role in the building of the Holy Temple.

Rabbi Chaim Richman provides the answers from the sources of Torah wisdom to these questions and many more in this multi-part series which will bust all of the myths that have come to clutter Jewish thought concerning the building of the Holy Temple and its significance to the entire world.

http://www.jewishpress.com/multimedia/video-picks/holy-temple-myth-busters-part-iii-do-we-need-mashiach-to-build-the-third-temple/2017/03/27/



Matthew 24:7-8:

" And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows."


‘Few months left before they starve’: Oxfam adviser tells RT famine is ‘the real enemy’ in Yemen

27 Mar, 2017

Millions of people in Yemen are being “willfully starved” by both the warring parties on the ground and the foreign backers blocking supplies and aid, an Oxfam adviser told RT, calling on international community to urgently address the dire humanitarian crisis. There are currently 7 million people "on the brink of famine" in Yemen, with the alarming situation being the result "of the fighting and of the bombing," the international humanitarian Richard Stanforth, said in an interview with RT this week.

There are just "a few months" left before mass starvation, Stanforth said, appealing to the international community to "wake up to the crisis" and act promptly, addressing both the urgently needed ceasefire and the plight of the population.

"We actually spoke to 2,000 people just before Christmas and nine out of 10 of them said that they've no longer got any food. There were some horrible stories. One person said he was going to try and sell his kidney as he hadn't got any money for food. When you leave your home, when you flee, you've got nothing left basically. There's no more job, you leave your farms. It's a horrible situation," Stanforth said. "I speak to colleagues on a daily basis, and even they are struggling to get by."

https://www.rt.com/news/382388-yemen-starving-oxfam-famine/?utm_source=spotim&utm_medium=spotim_recirculation&spotim_referrer=recirculation




Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great5 And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


REVOLUTIONARY GUARD COMMANDER: HEZBOLLAH MORE PREPARED THAN EVER TO ATTACK ISRAEL

In an interview to a Kuwaiti newspaper, the Iranian official revealed that Hezbollah has recently inherited new missile factories from Iran and is training intensely to prepare for an attack.

Speaking exclusively to Al-Jarida, the Iranian official, who opted to remain anonymous, said that the decision to set up the factories in Lebanon was made due to "Israel's [alleged destruction] of munition factories in Sudan, as well as the damage caused to munition sources from Syria."

Addressing the Shi'ite terror organization's repeated threat to launch rockets that could reach every part of the Jewish state, the official quoted Iranian Defense Minister Hoseein Dehghan who has recently heeded that Hezbollah was now capable of manufacturing rockets that could target every spot in Israel, from the very north to the southern border with Egypt.

Speaking about the new missile-manufacturing facilities, the Iranian source explained that the facilities were built some 50 meters deep and protected by several defense systems to fend off Israel's fighter jets in case of attack.
The Iranian official added that the factories are able to manufacture rockets whose range reaches over 500 km. Among the new munitions already manufactured are surface-to-surface missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and drones carrying anti-tank missiles.

Hezbollah is issuing yet again another threat against Israel, conveying the underlying message that even if Israel were to interfere with Iranian activity in Syria, Iran would still continue arming and aiding its Lebanese ally.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Revolutionary-Guard-commander-Hezbollah-more-prepared-than-ever-to-attack-Israel-484128



Iran 'harassing' American warships in Strait of Hormuz

U.S. Navy commanders say Iran is jeopardizing international navigation by "harassing" warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz.

3/27/2017

U.S. Navy commanders on Wednesday accused Iran of jeopardizing international navigation by "harassing" warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, warning future incidents could result in miscalculation and lead to an armed clash, Reuters reported.

The commanders spoke after the U.S. aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush confronted what one of the officers described as two sets of Iranian Navy fast-attack boats that had approached a U.S.-led, five-vessel flotilla as it entered the Strait on Tuesday. The George H.W. Bush sent helicopter gunships to hover over the Iranian speedboats, ended without a shot being fired. The incident follows recent tensions in the Gulf between the United States and Iran.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227158



Iran Warns US on Warships' Moves in Persian Gulf

March 26, 2017

Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri warned the US to be more careful about the movements of its warships in the Persian Gulf.

"The US should have more control and supervision on its fleet’s behavior in the Persian Gulf," General Jazzayeri said. General Jazzayeri's remarks came in reaction to the news disseminated by the US sources claiming that the Iranian vessels have had unprofessional behavior in Persian Gulf waters. "The news is either based on false reports or has other intentions," he said.

He underlined that the Americans are guilty for any kind of unrest in the Persian Gulf, and said, "We warn again that the US armed forces should change their behavior." The USNS Invincible Warship in an unprofessional move exited from international route and changed its way towards IRGC Navy vessels that were present in the region and got as close as 550 meters to the Iranian vessels by giving warnings.

Commander of IRGC Navy’s Zolfaqar Flotilla First Zone Admiral Mehdi Hashemi had reacted to that unprofessional act of the US warship in the Persian Gulf. In relevant remarks in mid-March, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi warned that Washington is using every means to prevent the growth of Iran's deterrence power.

"Our enemies, headed by the US, are using all their power to control Iran's deterrence power," Fadavi said, addressing a ceremony in the Southern province of Khuzestan.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960106000143




Two major prophecies converging together:

Pence: 'Trump seriously considering embassy move'

Vice President Addresses AIPAC policy conference, reiterates administration's commitment to Israel.

March 27, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday addressed the 2017 AIPAC policy conference, where he expressed gratitude to Jews in America who helped elect President Donald Trump and stressed the administration’s unwavering commitment to Israel.

“Under President Donald Trump, the world will know this: America stands with Israel! President Trump stands with Israel because her cause is our cause. Her values are our values. And her fight is our fight. After decades of talking about it, the President is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” said Pence.

“America will stand strong I the face of the leading state sponsor of terrorism. This administration has put Iran on notice. The Ayatollahs in Iran openly admit their desire to destroy Israel. Let me be clear: Under President Donald Trump, the United States of America will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. This is our solemn promise to you, to Israel and to the world!” stressed Pence.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227318






Daniel 8:4 : " I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. "

'If Iran was benign the Mideast's problems would be solvable'

Former British PM Tony Blair tells AIPAC conference Iran is key issue preventing conflicts in Middle East from being resolved.

March 26, 2017

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair called for a new approach to Arab-Israeli peacemaking, and blamed the Ayatollahs' regime in Iran for the intractability of the Middle East's problems at the AIPAC annual policy conference Sunday.

“If you had a benign regime in Iran, all of the problems in the Middle East would be resolvable. We have to push back hard against the Iranian threat,” Blair said.

Iran is involved in some fashion in numerous conflicts throughout the Middle East. It provides funding and weapons to the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip, as well as to the Houthi rebels in Yemen, and controls the Hezbollah terrorist organization in Lebanon. Iran is also a key ally of Bashar al-Assad and has supported his regime militarily in the Syrian civil war which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227309






Psalm 2:1-4:
“Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, "Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us." He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision.”

Syria said threatening to fire Scud missiles at Israel

Assad regime says attacks by IDF on Syrian targets will be met with counter strikes on military bases, Haifa port

March 25, 2017

The Syrian leadership has sent messages to Israel warning that any further strikes by the IDF on targets within Syria’s borders would be met with Scud rockets fired deep into the Jewish state, the Lebanese newspaper Al-Diyar reported.

According to the report, Syria warned that Israeli strikes on Syrian military targets would be met with the firing of Scud missiles capable of carrying half a ton of explosives at IDF bases, while an attack on civilian targets would see Syria launching a counter strike on the Haifa port and the petrochemical plants in the area.

The report warned that Syria has over 800 Scud missiles and that Syria would not issue any warnings before the missile strikes because Israel does not warn before it hits. The Assad regime conveyed the message to Israel via Russian mediators, the report said.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-threatens-to-fire-scud-missiles-at-israel-report/





1 Thessalonians 5:2- 4 : “For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.”


Tony Blair says regional approach to peace is ‘going well’

Former British PM and peace envoy endorses Netanyahu’s strategy of tying a deal with the Palestinians to detente with Arab world

March 26, 2017

Blair, who has served as the Middle East Quartet’s special envoy to the region, endorsed the approach in front of almost 18,000 delegates at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s 2017 confab at the Washington Convention Center.

There is need for “a different approach to reach peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” Blair said. “The key to that approach, in my view today, lies in the relationship with the region. What I work on is based on this fundamental belief: that the key to transforming the Middle East and therefore to a more peaceful world is to have a relationship between Israelis and Arabs — which can be open, above the table, acknowledged — in which Israel’s right to exist is accepted and Israel works closely with Arab states.”

He also stressed the need for a two-state solution to be “pursued in a way that guarantees Israel’s security.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/tony-blair-says-regional-approach-to-peace-is-going-well/





Luke 17:28-30:

" Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed."

Menstruating Men and the Latest Examples of "Transanity"

Have you heard about the Toni the Tampon who teaches children that men can get periods too? Or about the mother and son who are about to become father and daughter, or about the transgender pastor who teaches that God is transgender?

You see, this is something that is knocking at our doors, not something we went looking for. This is something being reported in the NY Post and the Daily Mail, which are major news outlets, albeit with a touch of sensationalism. This is what our kids are dealing with in their schools, what’s coming their way (and ours) via Hollywood, what’s being disputed from the White House down to the local courthouse.

Dr. Susan Berry reports that, “The author of a children’s coloring book has invented a character named “Toni the Tampon” to instruct children that men can menstruate.

“Cass Clemmer, the author of The Adventures of Toni the Tampon, has been using her coloring book character to ‘destigmatize’ menstruation. Now, however, she also wants to ‘de-gender’ the female biological process and to persuade children that men get periods too.”

https://askdrbrown.org/library/menstruating-men-and-latest-examples-transanity




The Coming Prophetic Showdown:

Daniel 8:4, 17, 20:
“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great, The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Daniel 8:5-7

“And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.”


The coming Iran-US confrontation in Iraq

03/22/2017

It should be borne in mind that various external powers — including Iran and the United States — have become greatly involved in Iraq’s security-related affairs and expanded their spheres of influence within the country since IS' 2014 onslaught.One key question is who will step in to fill the power vacuum in post-IS Mosul. Will the United States revert to its previous retreat from the Middle East, or will it opt to reassure its regional allies by keeping at least a part of its current forces in Iraq? Will Iran seek to establish a presence in northern Iraq, either directly or through its allies?

The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), composed mainly of Shiite militias, have gone through a process of state legitimization, becoming a part of Iraq’s security forces. Given that Tehran supports large parts of the PMU both militarily and financially, the PMU presence in the Mosul operation has undoubtedly caused concern in Washington about the possible expansion of Iran’s influence in Iraq. While Iranian officials reject the notion that Iran supports the PMU with the purpose of increasing its regional clout and expanding its sphere of influence in Iraq, the support does indeed greatly serve Iranian interests.

Thus, one of the key objectives of the United States in post-IS Mosul will likely be to seek to control and contain Iranian influence. In other words, the PMU may be on a collision course with the United States and its partners in northern Iraq. It should be borne in mind that Iran directly ties the security of its borders to the security and stabilization of Mosul. Brig. Gen. Iraj Masjedi, a senior adviser to Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force (the foreign operations branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps), has called the fight against IS tantamount to defense of the security and geopolitical situation of Iran.

Masjedi — Iran’s incoming ambassador to Iraq — said March 9 in Tehran that the Islamic Republic will definitely support Iraq's territorial integrity. He further emphasized the importance of Iran's fostering Iraqi security forces after victory in Mosul and the defeat of IS in order to prevent the possible formation of other clandestine terrorist groups.

He also expressed support for further security cooperation between Iran and Iraq, besides the ongoing military collaboration. In other words, Iranian officials see Iran's presence in Iraq as a matter of ensuring Iran’s own national security and not simply as part of a power struggle.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/03/iran-us-mosul-isis-confrontation-pmf-hashd-shaabi.html



Iraqi Hizbullah Spokesman Jaafar Al-Husseini: We Have Been Preparing For Months for Battle Against The Americans In Iraq

Jaafar Al-Husseini: "For months, we have been getting ready for the battle with the Americans. We have made all the preparations for the battle with the Americans in Iraq. The Americans, having failed in [their] ISIS enterprise – rather, after we foiled the ISIS enterprise – have returned to Iraq under a different guise. We are talking about an American presence in Iraq, and about their intention to expand this presence, as well as about their operations on the ground...." Watch the Video Clip:

https://www.memri.org/tv/iraqi-hizbullah-spokesman-jaafar-al-husseini-we-have-been-preparing-months-battle-against




Daniel 8:4, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great, The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Iran is preparing to Annihilate Israel (Video)

The very beginning of this video is unmistakable. The word “Holocaust” with a star of David beneath it is as explicit as Iran can be.

Iran’s sick dream? If you know Persian you can really hear all the gory detail. If not it’s horrifying enough. What modern-day country creates videos about how they will destroy another nation?

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/iran-is-preparing-to-annihilate-israel/





Matthew 24:7-8 :

" And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows."


The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now

March 21, 2017

Right now there is a desperate need for food in South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria, Eritrea and Kenya. And Yemen, even though it is not technically part of Africa, is being affected by many of the same factors that are crippling nations all over eastern Africa.

The United Nations says that more than 20 million people could die from starvation and disease if nothing is done. When I write about economic collapse, this is the kind of thing that I am talking about, and we are starting to see alarming conditions spread across the globe. Many believe that we could never possibly face this kind of food crisis in the western world, but unfortunately wishful thinking will only get you so far.

The United Nations was formed in 1945, and the UN has just announced that what we are facing this year is “the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN”. The following comes from a CNN article entitled “20 million at risk of starvation in world’s largest crisis since 1945, UN says“…

“We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN, Now, more than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death. Many more will suffer and die from disease.” UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said Friday.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-global-famine-begins-un-announces-that-the-worst-food-crisis-since-world-war-ii-is-happening-right-now/5580929




 Matthew 24:6: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”



'Iran remains central threat to Israel'

Mossad Director-General Yossi Cohen says that as long as present regime continues to rule Iran, Israel will be under threat.

3/21/17

Earlier, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot addressed the conference and said that Israel’s military was working to secure the nation’s northern border, but warned that the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon had become Israel’s greatest security challenge.

“We are successfully keeping our northern border quiet, maintaining our interests in the north, and preventing terrorist groups from gaining strength or acquiring advanced weapons. Hezbollah is the number one challenge facing the IDF,” said Eizenkot, adding that Israel was paying close attention to “the regular use of tactical chemical weapons in the fighting in Syria.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227054



Israel said to strike Syria for second time in 24 hours, amid threats from Damascus

Unconfirmed reports indicate jets hit Hezbollah weapons convoy, military targets, hours after drone strike in Syrian Golan; Syria UN envoy says retaliatory missile launches during Friday raid a ‘game-changer’

March 20, 2017

Israel is said to have struck Syria overnight Sunday-Monday, the second strike in 24 hours and third in three days as tensions escalated between the two countries over the weekend.

Syria media reported early Monday that Israeli jets took out a number of targets near the Lebanon-Syria border including a Hezbollah weapons convoy and Syrian military sites. Earlier Sunday, an Israeli drone strike reportedly killed a member of a Syrian pro-regime militia, an attack that came two days after Israeli jets, in an early Friday morning operation, hit an arms transfer meant for Hezbollah near Palmyra, with Syrian air defenses firing missiles at the planes.

On Sunday evening, Syria’s ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said Syria’s response to Friday’s strike was a “game-changer.” Speaking on Syrian state TV, Jaafari said the military’s response was “appropriate and in line with Israel’s terrorist operation,” and that Israel “will now think a million times before striking again”

Israeli officials have warned of the possibility Hezbollah and Iran could attempt to set up a base to attack Israel near the border with the Israeli Golan Heights.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-said-to-strike-syria-for-second-time-in-24-hours-amid-threats-from-damascus/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=79f89687b2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-79f89687b2-54606857




Is Erdogan Inciting a Holy War Against Christian Europe?

March 19, 2017

Furious over the recent EU ruling that allows for banning the hijab in the workplace, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Europe has started a “clash between the crescent and the cross.”

The remarks came just hours after Erdogan’s foreign minister warned that “holy wars” would soon start in Europe between Islam and Christianity.

“Shame on the EU. Down with your European principles, values and justice,” Erdogan told supporters at a rally. “They started a clash between the cross and the crescent, there is no other explanation. “Where are you taking Europe? It’s collapsing, it’s decaying. Soon there’s going to be a holy war. It’s going to start.” In a ruling that upheld the dismissal of two Muslim women who refused to remove their headscarves at work, the European Court of Justice said businesses were allowed to prohibit the wearing of “any political, philosophical or religious sign.”

https://clarionproject.org/is-erdogan-inciting-a-holy-war-against-christian-europe/



The 'War on Terror' vs. 'Radical Islam': What’s in a Name?

14 Mar 2017

Today there are approximately 60 well organized Salafist jihadist groups, with a combined strength of between 200,000 and 300,000 militants, not all of which may be active at one time. It’s estimated they are actively supported by less than one percent of the Muslim community, although that still amounts to a potential support base of around 10 million Muslims. It’s possible that they have sympathizers well in excess of that number, even though those supporters would be unlikely to involve themselves in violent action.

We are engaged not in a war on terror or in a struggle against radical Islam. We are engaged in a struggle against the Salafist jihadists who wants to impose their views on how society should be organized on the rest of the world. It would be better if we dropped expressions like war on terror and radical Islam in favor of identifying the enemy for who it is - the 60 or so Salafist jihadist groups around the world. That is a term and a cause that the rest of the world, including its 1.5 billion Muslims, can rally around and support.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/03/14/war-terror-vs-radical-islam-whats-name.html



Sweden resumes draft to prepare for potential conflict with Russia

Putin, Trump seen as security risks

Sebastian von Stedingk was among the last generation of Swedish military conscripts before officials created an all-volunteer force seven years ago. Now, Sweden has reinstituted the draft to prepare for a potential conflict with Russia.

In a country with a reputation for progressive policies at home and neutrality abroad — and a country that hasn’t fought a war since 1814 — Sweden’s announcement last week that it was bringing back the draft has turned heads. Many see it as a sign of the region’s rapidly evolving security environment, which is being transformed by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the east and President Trump across the Atlantic.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/7/sweden-resumes-military-draft-to-prepare-for-poten/



Uprooted by War, Threatened by Boko Haram and Desperate to Go Home


March 14, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly declared the war with Boko Haram over. The military has chased the insurgents from hiding places in the forest. But the radical Islamist terrorist group is still waging deadly attacks across the countryside. And in some camps for displaced people, new arrivals fleeing the militants are moving in even as others are moving back home.

Much of the world associates the militants with the kidnapping in April 2014 of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, a small village in northeastern Nigeria. Many of them are still missing. “Most people simplify this crisis into one hashtag: Bring Back Our Girls,” said Sean Hoy, Ireland’s ambassador to Nigeria, who was in Maiduguri recently with other diplomats to assess the humanitarian crisis. But the aftermath of the ravaging by Boko Haram is far more complicated.

“Ferocious attacks are a thing of the past,” said Maj. Gen. Leo Irabor, the Nigerian Army commander leading the operation against the militants. “We are only picking up the pieces.” In late December, the military began reopening main highways that had been closed for years because of security worries. The state government has started rebuilding burned villages.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/world/africa/boko-haram-nigeria-refugees.html



Why India Must Refrain From a Water War with Pakistan

Threatening Pakistan’s water supply will have a negative impact on India and all of South Asia.

“Water that belongs to India cannot be allowed to go to Pakistan” — so said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year. And that was the point when the potential for a water war between India and Pakistan became a reality. The Pakistani response by Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz, who said that revocation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) by India “can be taken as an act of war,” furthered the narrative of a looming water war.

What has gone so wrong that now India is flexing its muscles to terminate the treaty, or at least change it to increase Indian benefits? Is it mere electoral rhetoric ahead of the state elections in Indian Punjab that motivated Modi to threaten IWT by saying “The government will do everything to give enough water to our farmers”? Or is India truly ready to now exercise its burgeoning military might?

http://thediplomat.com/2017/03/why-india-must-refrain-from-a-water-war-with-pakistan/


Can a harbor for Gaza prevent a war?


Mar 14, 2017

ISRAEL’S border with the Gaza Strip is tense at the best of times. But tempers are especially frayed after weeks punctuated by sporadic exchanges of fire. Israeli security chiefs are wondering how they can avert another conflict in an area that has seen, on average, a big one every two to three years.

Although military and intelligence officers had been warning for some time that life for the 1.8m Palestinians living in Gaza was getting much worse, the cabinet was presented only with military options for confronting Hamas, a militant Islamist group, without any diplomatic alternatives. The report has revived talk within Israeli security circles of finding ways to ease a blockade of Gaza that contributes to its economic stagnation and the frustrations that prompt some Gazans to pick up stones, knives or rockets. Read more:

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21718553-plan-build-artificial-island-might-let-palestinians-trade-outside



South Sudan's Civil War Sparks Africa's Largest Refugee Crisis


Nearly half a million South Sudanese have fled into northern Uganda since last July, carrying with them signs of abuse, famine and tales of ethnic violence.

Tens of millions of people around the world are refugees, millions on the move. This morning we dip into one of those refugee flows and meet a few of the human beings who make it up. Every day, thousands of civilians are fleeing from South Sudan to neighboring Uganda. They are escaping from a civil war that has now sparked a famine.

It was the national soldiers are the ones who started this - slaughtering people, shooting people, tying people. Some may be raped because raping is there. Raping is there. Rights groups have found that both sides have intentionally targeted civilians and that they have raped thousands of women. One of the stunning parts of this crisis is that the vast majority, about 90 percent of those coming across the border, are women and children.

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/03/518292106/civilians-fleeing-south-sudan-s-civil-war-sparks-africa-s-largest-refugee-crisis



Iran and Lebanon: From Fake News to Real War?

March 14, 2017

In the last few days, both Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement exchanged threats, reviving the specter of another Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Even the Western mainstream media admits the root cause of the tension could be Mr. Trump’s threats to garbage the nuclear agreement with Iran, Hezbollah’s longtime supporter.

Unfortunately, US media has a great capacity of preserving cold war stereotypes in the Americans’ minds, and the bearded mullahs urging people to hate America – this is what Israel and the Trump camp would have dearly wanted to see from both Lebanon and Iran. These images would correspond with Israel’s (and Trump’s) usual disingenuous narrative about these countries. Just days ago, Trump tightened the sanctions against Iran, promising to tear up the agreement between Iran and its Western foes, an agreement which Russia helped to reach.

Terror groups — both Daesh and al-Qaeda — but also other groups which align themselves with them have been more or less been defeated in Syria because of Iran and Hezbollah. A recent article by the New York Times correspondent in Tehran is worth reading. The writer points out that most Iranians don't want war with the US or Israel but also are afraid that in the madness of this fake news war their country could just incidentally slip into a major confrontation.

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201703131051540082-iran-lebanon-fake-news/



IRAQI HEZBOLLAH'S 'GOLAN LIBERATION BRIGADE' INCREASES IRAN RISK

March 14, 2017

"We will not permit Arab and Islamic countries in the region to remain in the grasps of the occupiers (Israel)," the group's spokesperson said at a press conference in Iran.

The presence of a new Iraqi Hezbollah brigade which aims to liberate the Golan Heights from Israel increases the threat posed by Iran on the northern border, Minister of Intelligence and member of Security Cabinet Israel Katz told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

“The so called ‘Golan Liberation Brigade’ sharpens the threat posed by the presence of Iran and Hezbollah in Syria in general and on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights in particular,” he said. “I have been saying for a long time that if Iran is allowed to base itself in Syria it will be a threat to Israel's national security and a constant source of regional instability and tension and friction with the Sunni majority in Syria and with the Sunni countries in the region as well,” Katz added.

The latest Iranian proxy to be formed in Syria is a brigade that was announced last week by the spokesman for the Iranian-controlled Iraqi militia known as Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, Seyed Hashem Moussavi at a press conference in Iran. The group also released a 45-second video promoting the newly formed Golan liberation brigade, with dozens of balaclava-wearing fighters marching with a banner reading “Israel will be destroyed.”

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Intel-Minister-Hezbollahs-Golan-Liberation-Brigade-increases-Iran-risk-484078



A Front-Line View of ISIS at War: 'They're Not Backing Down'


March 14, 2017

New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi was recently embedded with Iraqi troops fighting to liberate western Mosul from ISIS. She reports that the Islamic State looks "more fierce than ever."

Mosul is really the most important city that ISIS has in Iraq. It's the second largest city in the entire country of Iraq. And it was really when they took the city in 2014 that I would say the world woke up to the importance of this terror group and to its growing reach.

ISIS dug a complicated network of tunnels. And so what they're able to do is they retreat inside the tunnels. And then from there, they're able to send a drone up into the air. So they're completely protected and unseen from our surveillance. And yet, they're able to see. So what they suspect is happening is that the drone is sent out to collect information to identify the location of where the enemy troops are. And then from there, they're able to pinpoint that place and then start aiming mortars at it as well as aiming munitions from the drone itself.

They understand America's and the coalition's rules of engagement better than I think - than I think almost anybody. They know that our rules of engagement do not allow us to target a building that is full of civilians. So they use the civilians as human shields. And then they use their house to drill down and use that as an escape to get out. There was one case of a poor puppy that was strapped with an explosive and sent out into an area where Iraqi troops were located.

The reality is Mosul is a city that had a population of 2 million before ISIS came. After ISIS, the estimates that we hear are that the city retained a population of 1 million. ews very quickly got out that near Albu Saif there was a sinkhole - so basically, you know, a big hole in the desert - and that ISIS had used that to dump literally hundreds, if not thousands of bodies, that it was possibly the largest mass grave in that area.

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/14/520057038/a-front-line-view-of-isis-at-war-theyre-not-backing-down



The Feds Are Spending Millions to Help You Survive Nuclear War

March 14, 2017

LAST WEEK, AS tens of thousands of US and South Korean soldiers gathered at a base in Iwakuni, Japan for an annual joint military exercise, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles from Pyongyang into the sea off Japan’s northwest coast. In a world where the US is headed by a Twigger-happy political neophyte and the risk of a Cold War reboot looms larger with each Wikileaks disclosure, this demonstration wasn’t just an empty display of dictatorial propaganda. It was a reminder that the nuclear threat is still alive and well.

But even if you’ve taken a decades-long break from stocking your fallout shelter, the federal government hasn’t. Over the last ten years the US has poured millions of dollars into technologies and treatments it hopes to never have to use, but could, in the event of a nuclear catastrophe.

From assays that measure radiation exposure to cell therapies that restore dwindling blood cells to liquid spray skin grafts, government officials are now far better equipped to deal with diagnosing and treating people if the unthinkable were to happen. And the next generations of treatments are being funded right now.

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/feds-funding-next-gen-nuclear-fallout-treatments/




Russia floods Gibraltar waters with DEADLY submarines as military fears sinister plot

RUSSIAN submarines have flooded the Gibraltar Strait sending British alarm bells ringing as tensions rise between Vladimir Putin and the West.

Mar 14, 2017

Vladimir Putin is testing British military patience by sending the deadly subs past the oversees territory on their way into the Mediterranean. The new cold war developing between Russia and their Western enemies is becoming increasingly focused on the Med, which Vladimir Putin has been utilizing due to the war in Syria.

Now a Spanish military source confided there are growing concerns about the exact actions of Russian subs as they travel into the Med past Gibraltar and the Spanish coast. The source said it would be foolish to underestimate the incredible power of the subs, which are capable of carrying out serious damage.

He said: “Although it is estimated that the presence of Russian submarines in the Mediterranean is not permanent nowadays, it is important to remember the capacity of these vessels, such as the launch in 2015 of cruise missiles Calibre from the submarine Rostov-on-Don in the Mediterranean Sea against terrorists near Raqqa, capital of the self-proclaimed Islamic State.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/778593/russian-submarines-gibraltar-uk-vladimir-putin-cold-war



Pakistan reiterates support to war-shattered Yemen

Islamabad to extend all assistance to restore peace and stability in Yemen, Aziz says. Pakistan reiterates support to war-shattered Yemen. In Islamabad, Pakistani Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz held talks with the visiting Foreign Minister of Yemen.

March 15, 2017

“Pakistan has always supported the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Yemen and would continue to extend all possible assistance for restoration of complete peace and stability in the country,” Aziz told the Yemeni Foreign Minister, according to the statement.

Issues related to serious humanitarian situation in Yemen, and suffering from serious food shortages elsewhere in the world, were also discussed.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/pakistan-reiterates-support-to-war-shattered-yemen-1.1993697



WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF THE U.S. AND CHINA GOING TO WAR?

3/14/17

China is building military installations to cement its claims to most of the South China Sea and to back those claims if need be. Because the Trump administration, like its predecessor, rightly opposes this development, the chance of a military confrontation or incident is growing. Meanwhile, Sino-American relations in general have soured over trade, possibly impairing the ability of leaders on both sides to manage such a crisis.

There is danger in complacency about the risk of war between the U.S. and China, owing to the growing likelihood of crises along with advances in military technology on both sides that can cause “crisis instability.” With improved long-range sensors and weapon accuracy, the conventional forces of each are increasingly able to target and strike those of the other.

In a crisis, the inhibition toward war could give way to the impulse to gain advantage by striking first, even pre-emptively, before being struck. Thus, the test is not whether barriers against war are strong enough in peacetime but whether they would hold in time of crisis. Read more:

http://www.newsweek.com/what-chance-us-and-china-going-war-567717



Wider war inevitable as Iran continues to expand its proxies

March 14, 2017

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corp. (IRGC) has been successfully expanding its weapons-smuggling network and steadily enhancing the number of Shiite militant proxies from the Arabian Gulf to the Mediterranean, according to recent reports. If this continues unchecked, a wider and much deadlier conflict is almost inevitable.

Iranian regime sources have revealed a treasure trove of documents to the Iranian opposition that name and extensively detail an intricate regional web of front companies and ports in the Gulf, used by Tehran to smuggle weapons to its global terror network. The IRGC has become a financial empire, using a network of front shipping companies to fund its terror activities and Shiite extremist proxies throughout the Middle East, from Yemen to Iraq and Syria.

Recently the UAE’s ambassador to the US, Yusuf Otaiba, penned an Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal in which he described how Iran’s aggressive behavior and destabilizing activity has markedly increased since the nuclear deal was signed. He is right. The IRGC seems to have bought itself a new lease of life while the West’s attention was exclusively focused on Iran’s nuclear program.

The lesson is clear: The more emboldened and better supplied Iran’s militant proxy networks become, the greater threat they pose to the national security interests and stability of all states that stand to lose the most to Iran’s hegemonic aspirations.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1068376




Syria's civil war: Disturbing facts show cost of conflict

March 14, 2017

As Syria's civil war enters its sixth year, the country's conditions are insufferable for civilians.

“Syria is at a crossroads,” said Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. “Unless drastic measures are taken to shore up peace and security for Syria, the situation will worsen.”

Here is a list of statistics associated with one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the world: 470,000: Estimated number of Syrians killed since the beginning of the civil war in 2011, 4.9 million: Syrians who have fled the country since the start of the conflict, 6.3 million: People internally displaced inside Syria, 13.5 million: People who require humanitarian assistance.

Read more and check out the pictures:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/03/14/syria-civil-war-facts/99126148/



Full-scale war with Russia after seizure of power expected in Kiev

3/14/2017

Ukrainian radicals keep blocking offices of the Russian Sberbank in Kiev. Security measures have been reinforced until 17 of March. 1,400 security officers have been dispatched to the city centre. The National Corpse and Right Sector concreted entrances to the Russian banks over, while law-enforcement bodies tolerate this.

it is killing of the Ukrainian economy. Every day the country loses its GDP and begs the IMF for one billion dollars (while five billions have been already lost just because of this blockade).

There are a lot of police men with guns in the city center. They stop cars and check everyone. Tense atmosphere is in the air. And they used to warn before that city councils, regional administrations will be seized further. They want Poroshenko declare a full-scale war against Russia. Namely declaration of war - not just talks about aggressive Russia. - See more at:

http://www.pravdareport.com/news/world/ussr/ukraine/14-03-2017/137098-ukraine-0/#sthash.k61nVDct.dpuf



US buildup near Korean Peninsula aimed at 'incapacitating' Kim

March 14, 2017

A growing U.S. presence off the Korean Peninsula, which includes drone stations, military drills and even elite American special forces, is reportedly part of a plan aimed at "incapacitating" the rogue regime in Pyongyang should conflict break out.

On Sunday, the U.S. declared it will permanently station unmanned missile capable drones in South Korea. The development came amid reports that elite U.S. forces - possibly including SEAL Team 6, will take part in joint military drills with South Korea.

Two days later, North Korea issued a stern warning to the U.S. that it will launch merciless strikes if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson in the area infringes on its territory.

“If they infringe on the DPRK’s [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea, and underwater,” said Pyongyang’s state-run news agency, KCNA. Pyongyang has ratcheted up its rhetoric against South Korea and the U.S., and recently claimed has a nuclear warhead small enough to put on the tip of a missile.

That, combined with reports the isolated communist dictatorship nation is working on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the continental United States, has prompted international concerns that something must finally be done to contain North Korea.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/14/us-buildup-near-korean-peninsula-aimed-at-incapacitating-kim-report.html



The Never-Ending War in Afghanistan

MARCH 13, 2017

Remember Afghanistan? The longest war in American history? Ever?
When it comes to wars, we Americans have a selective memory. The Afghan war, dating from October 2001, has earned the distinction of having been forgotten while still underway.

To be fair, Mr. Mattis did acknowledge that “our country is still at war in Afghanistan,” albeit without assessing the war’s prospects. In response to a comment by Senator John McCain, the Armed Services Committee chairman, that “we are in serious trouble in Afghanistan,” Mr. Mattis merely allowed that the Taliban had “eroded some of our successes.” For this, over the past 15 years, nearly 2,400 American soldiers have died, and 20,000 more have been wounded.

With war transformed into a perpetual endeavor, expectations have changed. In Washington, war has become tolerable, an enterprise to be managed rather than terminated as quickly as possible. Like other large-scale government projects, war now serves as a medium through which favors are bestowed, largess distributed and ambitions satisfied.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/opinion/the-never-ending-war-in-afghanistan.html?_r=0



China prepares its army for war?

3/13/17

Chinese President Xi Jinping has recently announced the need for the modernization of the army. In his opinion, one should introduce innovative technologies in the armed forces as soon as possible. According to the recently published World Military Balance 2017 report, China has been increasing its military potential steadily.

In 2013, Asia took Europe's second place in the world in defense spending. In 2016, the defense spending of Asian countries was 1.3 times higher than that of European countries. Experts also note China's success in aviation and navy. China has recently started building three new large-scale 055 type missile destroyers. The country has already built five of 13 state-of-the-art 052D destroyers. - See more at:

http://www.pravdareport.com/news/world/asia/13-03-2017/137075-chinese_army-0/#sthash.wYyLYpJv.dpuf




Daniel 8:4, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great, The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

IRGC Navy Commander: US Attempting to Control Iran's Deterrence Power

March 13, 2017

"Our enemies, headed by the US, are using all their power to control Iran's deterrence power," Fadavi said, addressing a ceremony in the Southern province of Khuzestan on Monday.

He, meantime, underlined that the enemies are aware of Iran's defense power, and said, "They are sure that they cannot harm our country by launching military war."
In relevant remarks in January, Rear Admiral Fadavi underlined that his forces are fully prepared to give a crushing and proper response to the enemies' threats, adding that the IRGC Navy is powerfully deployed in the Southern waters of Iran which is the most possible source of threats against the country.

"We have formed and organized our defense power to give an appropriate and strong response to repel the biggest threats. Due to the presence of IRGC forces, the Americans do not dare to get near the Iranian borders," the IRGC Navy commander told reporters. Referring to the failed US wars of the past decade, he said, "Washington seeks to weaken and marginalize countries that follow the Iranian Revolution as their role model; however, this is doomed to fail too. The US presence in the region causes insecurity and therefore it should leave," Rear Admiral Fadavi added.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951223001260



Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”



5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Guam

March 13, 2017

United States Geological Survey recorded a 5.5 magnitude earthquake 11 miles north of Rota.

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2017/03/13/55-magnitude-earthquake-hits-guam/99113120/




Earthquake shakes buildings in Myanmar's largest city Yangon


March 13, 2017

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck just north of Yangon, Myanmar, on March 13, 2017.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/earthquake-shakes-buildings-in-myanmars-largest-city-yangon-no-immediate-reports-of





Daniel 8:4, 17, 20:


“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great, The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


Netanyahu: Persia is trying to eliminate us today, too

Netanyahu participates in Megilla reading, says Persia's heirs will fall as their forefathers did.

3/11/17

The Prime Minister compared the wicked Haman, who attempted to wipe out the entire Jewish people in the Persian Empire, to the regime of the Ayatollahs in modern day Persia, Iran.

"Today, too, those who live in Persia are trying to destroy us. Today, too, they will not succeed," he said.

During his meeting on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Netanyahu said, "2,500 years ago in ancient Persia, there was an attempt to destroy the Jewish people that did not succeed and we mark this on the holiday of Purim. "Today there is an attempt by Persia’s heir, Iran, to destroy the state of the Jews. They say this as clearly as possible and inscribe it on their ballistic missiles."

Ancient Persia is located almost exactly where modern-day Iran is…

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/226515




Matthew 24:7: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


UN: 20 million people in four countries face starvation and famine


Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria need immediate injection of funds, says humanitarian chief

March 11, 2017

The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945 with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine, the UN humanitarian chief said Friday.

Stephen O’Brien told the UN Security Council that “without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death” and “many more will suffer and die from disease.”

“Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations,” O’Brien said. “Now, more than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine.”

O’Brien said the largest humanitarian crisis is in Yemen where two-thirds of the population — 18.8 million people — need aid and more than seven million people are hungry and don’t know where their next meal will come from. “That is three million people more than in January,” he said.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/un-says-world-faces-largest-humanitarian-crisis-since-1945/




A global pandemic could kill more people than nuclear war, former VP candidate Lieberman warns

9 Mar 2017

The United States needs to sharpen its biodefense strategy to guard against the possibility of a global pandemic and the potential of a terrorist attack using a virus, Joe Lieberman, a former longtime U.S. senator, told CNBC on Thursday.

"Two things keep me up. One is that a group like ISIS will develop a synthetic form of the flu, a powerful flu, and move it into our population," said the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate. "The second, which is probably the more likely, [with] similar effect, is that there be an infectious disease pandemic." The latter concern about a pandemic hits home for Lieberman.

"In 1918, there was a global flu ... pandemic that killed 50 million people. I must say that my father's mother was killed in her 20s," he said. This type of event could kill more people than nuclear war and "change history."

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/09/a-global-pandemic-could-kill-more-people-than-nuclear-war-former-vp-candidate-lieberman-warns.html





Matthew 24:24-26:

"For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. Therefore if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert!' do not go out; or 'Look, He is in the inner rooms!' do not believe it."


Indonesia’s Sentencing of ‘Son of God’ Adds to Alarm over Crackdown


MARCH 9, 2017

Back in his days as a badminton coach with the Indonesian national team, Ahmad Mushaddeq traveled the world on the state’s dime. But after he became the spiritual leader of a back-to-the-land organic farming movement on the island of Borneo, regarded by his followers as the messiah who succeeded Muhammad, the government locked him up for the second time on charges of blasphemy.

Indonesia’s blasphemy laws have become a focus of debate ever since Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the hard-charging Christian governor of Jakarta, was indicted on charges of insulting the Quran in November. While his case has drawn the most attention, a significant portion of the more than 106 people convicted on blasphemy charges since 2004 are not Christians or even unorthodox Muslims, but self-proclaimed prophets and their apostles.

Milah Abraham, also known as Gafatar, is by far the largest religious movement to have emerged in Indonesia over the past few decades, claiming over 50,000 members around the archipelago. More than 25 members have been convicted on blasphemy charges over the last decade, including 11 who spent time in prison.

During that time, numerous other self-proclaimed messiahs have also languished in prison, including Lia Aminuddin, the founder of a sect who claimed that she was the wife of the archangel Gabriel, and Agus Noro, who claimed to be a reincarnation of Sukarno, Indonesia’s first president. Read More:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/world/asia/indonesia-blasphemy-laws.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur&referer=https://t.co/jSoXaXeOeC&_r=1





Matthew 24:6: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”


HOW NORTH KOREA ENDANGERS ISRAEL

MARCH 10, 2017

While North Korea is focused on South Korea, Japan and the US, its connection to Iran may be a serious threat to Israel.

Yet, by possibly serving as an outsourced, clandestine extension of Iran’s nuclear program, by openly cooperating with Iran on various initiatives and by making Iran look less crazy and the US look less strong, North Korea could render the Iranian threat to Israel far more serious.

The latest US-North Korea crisis which could have ripple effects on Iran and Israel follows Pyongyang’s firing of five ballistic Scud missiles on Monday, four of which flew about 1,000 kilometers and hit in the Sea of Japan. The Trump administration has talked tough, but has struggled with how to respond.

But back to North Korea and Iran. Hard evidence of how deep the Iran-North Korea nuclear relationship goes is scarce, but experts have been finding Iran-North Korea connections for years. Most recently, a ballistic missile launched by Iran in January was declared to have been of North Korean origin by an anonymous Pentagon source speaking to Reuters.

Further, even as Iran has undertaken some of its own missile tests, it may be making far more progress than we realize in sorting through the problems it has encountered with fitting nuclear warheads on its missiles, by participating in North Korean missile tests. Read More:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Analysis-How-North-Korea-endangers-Israel-483771



Daniel 8:4, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great, and as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."


Defiant Iran successfully tests another ballistic missile

March 9, 2017

Hormoz 2 said to destroy target 250 km. away; army commander says ‘better’ Iran-made version of S-300 to be tested in May

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported Thursday that the country’s Revolutionary Guard successfully tested another ballistic missile, while boasting that Iran’s efforts to build a “better” home-made version of the Russian S-300 missile defense system were well on their way.

Major General Ataollah Salehi saying that Iran was “capable of building our needed equipment and we have built and are building a system better than the S-300.” Iran’s activation of the defense system and recent ballistic tests come amid mounting tensions with the new US administration of President Donald Trump, who imposed sanctions after Iran tested a medium-range ballistic missile in January.

Defiantly, Iran has continued with the tests, firing a pair of ballistic missiles late last month and carrying out drills that the US and Israel maintain are banned by the UN.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/defiant-iran-successfully-tests-another-ballistic-missile/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=2315bef7fd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-2315bef7fd-54606857





PUTTING IRAN ON NOTICE PUTS TEHRAN OFF BALANCE


MARCH 11, 2017

President Trump’s pushback against Iran’s missile test has been heard loud and clear in Tehran.

In just nine days after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Iran tested a new medium-range ballistic missile – the Khorramshahr. The missile has a range of 3,000-4,000 km, which can reach all of Western Europe and can carry a nuclear payload. This test was the latest in a string of Iranian ballistic-missile tests that have been carried out since the nuclear deal (JCPOA) was announced in July 2015.

And, it was their first test of the Trump administration, which has not yet clarified its Iran policy but has already projected that it is not happy either with the JCPOA or with Iran’s ongoing provocations since the deal was announced. the new resolution includes changed wording that opens space for Iran to claim that the test is not covered by the resolution.

Rather than targeting missiles “that can carry a nuclear payload,” Resolution 2231 refers to missiles “designed to” carry a nuclear payload. Because Iran denies any past nuclear weapons work and any future plans in this regard, it has argued that no missile developed in Iran could possibly have been designed to carry a nuclear warhead. The Trump administration is not buying Iran’s excuses ‒ and for good reason: Iran’s attempt to explain away any wrongdoing through such legalistic gymnastics rests on very shaky ground.

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn (who has since resigned) then issued a statement that “put Iran on notice” while informing the Iranians that the US will no longer be turning a blind eye to their provocations. Sanctions were quickly imposed on 25 Iranian individuals and companies involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program and with connections to terrorist activities. Later, it was reported that the US was considering naming the IRGC a terrorist group. Trump himself warned Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani that he “better be careful” with his words. Read More:

http://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/A-necessarily-firmresponse-483472





Matthew 24:8-9:

“All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name's sake.”


Radical Islamic Jihadists Kill Christian Mother, Son for 'Defiling' Islam by Converting to Christianity

Mar 8, 2017

Islamic extremists believed to be affiliated with the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia shot to death a Christian convert and her son after breaking into their home. Four al-Shabaab terrorists broke into the home of Suleiman Abdiwahab, which lies in a town about 20 miles west of Mogadishu, in the middle of the night on Feb. 10.

The 38-year-old Abdiwahab and his family, who are living secretly as Christian converts from Islam, were sleeping when the perpetrators broke down their front door, entered their home and shot him, his 35-year-old wife, Faduma Osman, and his 11-year-old son, Ahmed Suleiman. Although Abdiwahab was able to survive his serious gunshot injuries, his wife and his son were not as fortunate and died from the bullet wounds.

Fortunately, Abdiwahab's two daughters and 9-year-old son were able to run out the backdoor and find shelter in another town. Read more at:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/al-shabaab-jihadis-kill-christian-converts-defiling-islam-176920/#AzKpmh4yfQKvUrl5.99




Matthew 24:6: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”


Russian Military Expert: 'We Are Quietly Seeding the U.S. Shoreline with Nuclear Mole Missiles'

March 8, 2017

Former Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Army Yuri Baluyevsky is certain that 'the idea to increase defense expenditure was presented to Trump by the U.S. military, who argue a lot about the power of the Russian army, realizing this is an opportunity to get new money.' But how will Moscow react to the growing military budget of the U.S.?
Baluyevsky answers: 'Russia will not compete with the U.S. in defense expenditure. We are in a different weight class. For us, the main question is how to ensure Russia's defense at a lower cost. I am sure that we have already found asymmetrical responses. I don't see a big problem here.'

"What are these mysterious 'asymmetrical responses' that our politicians and generals speak about so often? Maybe it's a myth or a pretty turn of phrase? No! Our asymmetrical response is nuclear warheads that can modify their course and height so that no computer can calculate their trajectory. Or, for example, the Americans are deploying their tanks, airplanes and special forces battalions along the Russian border. And we are quietly 'seeding' the U.S. shoreline with nuclear 'mole' missiles (they dig themselves in and 'sleep' until they are given the command)[...]

"Oh, it seems I've said too much. I should hold my tongue.

https://www.memri.org/reports/russian-military-expert-we-are-quietly-seeding-us-shoreline-nuclear-mole-missiles





Japan weighs first strike capability as China warns U.S. against ‘head-on collision’ with North Korea

March 8, 2017

Japanese lawmakers called on their nation to develop the ability to pre-emptively strike North Korean missile facilities, two days after three of four missiles fired from the communist nation landed in waters near Japan.

“It is time we acquired the capability,” said Hiroshi Imazu, the chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP’s) policy council on security. “I don’t know whether that would be with ballistic missiles, cruise missiles or even the F-35, but without a deterrence North Korea will see us as weak.”

Meanwhile, China on March 8 appeared to be exploiting the crisis. Beijing warned that North Korea and the United States were racing towards a “head-on collision” and called on both sides to apply the brakes to avert a security crisis, AFP rapan has so far avoided acquiring bombers or cruise missiles with enough range to strike other countries, but lawmakers said all options should be considered amid the growing threat posed by Pyongyang, which fired at least four missiles toward Japan on March 6, three of which splashed down in waters within Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

“If bombers attacked us or warships bombarded us, we would fire back. Striking a country lobbing missiles at us is no different,” said Itsunori Onodera, a former defense minister who heads a ruling LDP committee looking at how Japan can defend against the North Korean missile threat. “Technology has advanced and the nature of conflict has changed.”

http://www.worldtribune.com/japan-lawmakers-call-for-first-strike-capability-as-china-warns-u-s-against-head-on-collision-with-north-korea/




Daniel 8:5 :

" And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the WEST, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.


'The Attempts Of The U.S.-Led West To Impede The Establishment Of A New, Fair World Order Are Leading To Growing Chaos... Russia's Strategic Partner Is China'

"The attempts of the U.S.-led West to impede the establishment of a new fair world order are leading to growing chaos, anarchy and meet protests in many countries. International organizations, which are to ensure the global security, are unstable. The military force becomes the main instrument for resolution of international problems.

"The threat of the international terrorism remains a serious factor. More and more often extremists use information space [i.e. the internet] to disseminate their ideas and recruit new members of terrorist groupings. "Here, the development of the Strategic Nuclear Forces remains the absolute priority. Russian nuclear weapons guarantee deterrence of any aggression from any foreign country. Currently, the Strategic Missile Forces are being equipped with modern missile systems. The Navy is receiving new nuclear submarines with ballistic and cruise missiles, which have no analogues in the world.

"Owing to it, the rate of modern weapons in the strategic nuclear forces will reach up to 90%, and in the Strategic missile forces – up to 62% by the end of 2020. It will discourage any potential aggressor to encroach on the security of this country.

https://www.memri.org/reports/russian-defense-minister-shoigu-attempts-us-led-west-impede-establishment-new-fair-world




Matthew 24:6: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

THAAD deployment threat stokes US tensions with Beijing, Moscow

March 07, 2017

The U.S. decision to send equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system in South Korea is likely to add to tensions with Beijing and Moscow, countries that have spoken out in the past about deploying the system. China said Tuesday it would take measures against the U.S. missile system deployed in South Korea, and that the U.S. and Seoul would bear the consequences.

"China firmly opposes the deployment of THAAD," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. "We will definitely be taking necessary measures to safeguard our own security interest. All consequences entailed from that will be borne by the U.S. and (South Korea). We once again strongly urge the relevant sides to stop the process of deployment and refrain from going further down that wrong path."

Lou Yuan, an outspoken, retired Chinese general, wrote in the Global Times, a state-run paper, that the Chinese military “could conduct a surgical hard-kill operation that would destroy the target, paralyzing it and making it unable to hit back. Since the United States, Japan and South Korea choose not to respect China’s major security concerns, China does not need to be a gentleman on everything."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/07/thaad-deployment-threat-stokes-us-tensions-with-beijing-moscow.html



Daniel 8:4,17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great, and as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.



Despite tough talk, US unlikely to take on Iranian forces in Iraq

US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have spoken over the phone about the Iranian threat in the region

Trump tweeted, “Iran is rapidly taking over more and more of Iraq.” Iranian influence in Iraq has risen since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003, and especially after the withdrawal of the last US troops at the end of 2011.

Since the new US administration took office on Jan. 20, it has adopted a strict stance toward Iran. As a result, disputes between the two countries have increased. In response to Iran’s ballistic missile test and following the Iran-backed Houthis’ targeting of a Saudi warship off the Yemeni coast, former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn officially warned Iran on Feb. 1 and condemned its activities that he said “undermine security, prosperity and stability … in the Middle East.” Read more:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/02/iran-iraq-us-abadi-trump-pmu-is.html#




'Iran wants to force us to open a front in the Golan'

PM Netanyahu speaks about upcoming meeting with Putin, says Israel may be forced to attack Iranian bases in Syria.

March 6, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on Sunday about his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At their upcoming meeting scheduled for Thursday, Netanyahu intends to speak with Putin about Israel's opposition to the Iranian attempts to establish a permanent military and naval presence in Syria.

"On Thursday I will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. One of the most important issues we will discuss is Iran's attempt to make an agreement with Syria. With or without Syria's agreement, Iran will attempt to establish a permanent military presence in Syria, both on land and at sea. In fact, Iran is attempting to slowly open a front with Israel in the Golan Heights.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/226103



"Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."




'Iran is the biggest terrorist in the entire world'

Netanyahu participates in memorial for 1992 Buenos Aires embassy attack, says Israel will not hesitate to fight Iran.

03/06/17

The 1992 attack killed 29 people and injured over 220 others. In addition, complete sections of the historical four-story embassy building collapsed. Four Israelis who worked in the Foreign Ministry were killed, along with four Jewish women from Argentina. Netanyahu noted Iran's work in orchestrating the 1992 attack.

"Our attempts to foil Iran's plans continue to this day. We saw the writing on the way from day one: Iran is the one behind this atrocious attack. Iran initiated it, planned it, and because of Iran - Hezbollah was able to carry it out. "Even then, we warned the world about the enormous amounts of terror Iran sponsors. We warned the world about the illness which would metastasize to the entire world. And it's still here. Since the Iran-sponsored attack in Argentina, Hezbollah has managed to spin an entire web of terror.

"Iran is the biggest terrorist in the entire world. We need to fight this terror, because it is only one of Iran's aggressive arms. Iran is aiming to acquire nuclear weapons, and is working on producing ballistic missiles. Iran is sowing seeds of instability in the entire region, and continues to threaten Israel with destruction. Our red lines are thick and clear. We will not hesitate to act in order to defend them."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/226185




Trump calls Netanyahu to discuss Iranian ‘aggression’


Talk between Israel PM and US president comes after reported Iranian missile test over weekend

March 6, 2017

President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal and the regime’s recent belligerent acts. The two leaders talked “at length” about the “dangers emanating from Iran and Iranian aggression in the region and the need to work together to deal with these threats,” according to a readout from the Prime Minister’s Office.

According to a read out from the White House, Netanyahu and Trump “discussed the need to counter continuing threats and challenges facing the Middle East region.” The telephone conversation between Trump and Netanyahu on Monday came following a report that Iran had test fired a pair of ballistic missiles over the weekend.

Netanyahu told diplomats that the vast majority of security threats against the Jewish state came from Iran. “Iran is the greatest generator of terrorism in the world in the world and we need to to fight this terror because it is just one arm of Iranian aggression, which also seeks nuclear weapons and advances its ballistic missiles program,” he said.

During his visit to the White House in February, Netanyahu thanked Trump for his “long overdue” confrontational stance toward Iran, while saying that he looked forward to working with the US president to “roll back Iran’s aggression and danger.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-calls-netanyahu-to-discuss-iranian-aggression-in-phone-call/



US Official: US Navy Ship Changes Course after Iran Vessel Interaction


Mar 06, 2017

Multiple fast-attack vessels from the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guard Corps came close to a US Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, forcing it to change direction, a US official told Reuters on Monday.

"The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the IRGCN boats came within 600 yards of the USNS Invincible, a tracking ship, and stopped. The Invincible was being accompanied by three ships from British Royal Navy and forced the formation to change course," Reuters claimed in its report.Iran has the lengthiest coasts along the Persian Gulf that entitles the country to be in charge of protecting security of the waterway that happens to be the world's energy lifeline.

US navy ships approach Iran's maritime borders in the Strait of Hormuz several times a year, and they are shooed away every time the IRGC Navy boats approach them for warning. "We have a strong presence in the quintuple regions of the South and our independent bases in the Sea of Oman, in such a way that foreign vessels never dare to approach regions 12 miles away from our territorial waters and if they do, they will be treated like what we did to the Americans (on January 12, 2016)," Tangsiri told FNA in July.

Late this January, IRGC Deputy Top Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami stressed the IRGC Navy's high capabilities, and warned that any aggressive action will receive Tehran's crushing response. "Any power that seeks to make an aggression against the (Iranian) territorial waters intentionally or unintentionally will be confronted by the IRGC Navy's high power,"

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951216001685





Matthew 24:6: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”


Ignoring UN, Russia and Assad continue Syrian chemical weapons and bombing attacks labeled war crimes

March 06, 2017

Ignoring a United Nations report that decried the use in Syria of chemical weapons, targeted air attacks on civilians and forced deportations, Russian and Assad regime air forces are steadily continuing the same illegal tactics while U.N.-sponsored peace talks founder in Geneva.

The regime forces also seem to be refining new forms of their illegal chemical weapons. Syria researchers in London have pointed to the strong possibility that pro-regime forces have put warheads containing chlorine gas on short-range, ground-to-ground rockets as a supplement to poison gas canisters and bombs dropped out of helicopters and other aircraft.

Humanitarian organizations told Fox News of “multiple” instances where chemical weapons were used in the last month alone in the area of East Ghouta, an opposition stronghold on the east of Assad’s capital of Damascus; at least two times in the town of Erbin, in that area. At least two persons died as a result.

The report documents “numerous reports” of chemical weapons attacks affecting hundreds of people, and notes a one week period where there were reports of toxic chemical drops “daily” in one neighborhood. The report records “repeated” attacks on health care facilities that “are afforded special protection under international law, with witness accounts of the destruction.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/06/ignoring-un-russia-and-assad-continue-syrian-chemical-weapons-and-bombing-attacks-labeled-war-crimes.html




North Korea: Missile launches training for attack on US base, state media says

March 06, 2017

The launches of four banned ballistic missiles by North Korea were training for an attack on a U.S. base in Japan, state media says.

North Korean news agency KCNA said the launche were an exercise designed to prepare the country for a strike.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un had overseen the launch, the agency said, and had lauded what he had witnessed. KCNA said the exercise was carried out by an artillery unit "tasked to strike the bases of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in Japan in contingency".

The four missiles flew an average of 620 miles and reached an altitude of 160 miles, Japan's Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said. Some landed as close as 190 miles from Japan's northwest coast. Under U.N. resolutions, Pyongyang is banned from using ballistic missile technology.

Washington and Tokyo have called for the United Nations Security Council to meet over the launches, which is expected to take place on Wednesday. President Trump has previously said he will not allow the North to obtain a nuclear weapon that could threaten the U.S.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/06/north-korea-missile-launches-training-for-attack-on-us-base-state-media-says.html




2 Timothy 3:13:

"But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived."


Satanists seeking religious rights

March 6, 2017

If you were under the impression that the opposition to your religious freedom came from rational people who just have a disagreement with conservatives, wait until you see who's jumping into the movement. The latest group to declare their allegiance to the anti-Christian cause might surprise and even frighten you a little.

"If we're asking for religious rights for all, then we need to understand what that means. That means religious rights for Satanists as well," a Satanist declares. The Satanic Temple tells the outlet Broadly it is looking to mainstream itself and is vying for converts among one of the fastest growing segments of the American spectrum of faith – atheists and so-called free thinkers. But they insist that is just parody to make a point. Satan, they say, is not real; they just need a gimmick to counter the inroads Christianity has made into society.

"We don't believe in a guy with a red poker down in Hell waiting … to torment us for the rest of our life," the spokesperson explains.

https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/03/06/satanists-seeking-religious-rights?utm_source=OneNewsNow&utm_medium=email&utm_term=16786520&utm_content=69288021445095704&utm_campaign=28556




Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


5.6-magnitude earthquake rocks southeastern Turkey

March 2, 2017

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey on Thursday, injuring at least five people. The USGS estimates that very strong shaking, capable of causing moderate damage, took place near the epicenter.

At least five people sustained injuries in Samsat, where some buildings were knocked down. Light shaking has been felt as far away as Urfa and Gaziantep, both of which are located toward the Turkish border with Syria.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/breaking-56-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-turkey/70001004





2 Thessalonians 2:3-4: “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (Christ’ Return) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”


Chief Rabbi Sets Value for Biblical Half-Shekel, Paving the Way for the Temple’s Comeback

March 2, 2017

In another essential step forward towards practically bringing the Third Temple, the Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel has set the current value of the Biblical half shekel every Jewish male was required to give to the Temple. This mitzvah (Torah commandment), performed in a merely symbolic manner for 2,000 years, is making a rapid comeback in many ways.

The mitzvah requires the coin be donated to the Temple. Prager sells the coins, and the purchaser then returns them to Prager. Once donated, the coins have the status of being sanctified for the Temple and may not be used for any purpose other than the Temple. Prager deposits them in a vault, saving them for the Third Temple. To date, he has collected over 200,000 coins.

Rabbi Yosef explained in his letter how he had arrived at the value of the half shekel: “In the times of the Temple, every Jewish male was required to bring two dinar of pure silver, which is nine grams,” Rabbi Yosef said.

The rabbi concluded by blessing Israel, saying, “May God merit us to see the building of the Temple, the Kohanim (Jews of the priestly caste) doing the Temple service, very soon, amen.”

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/84485/chief-rabbi-sets-value-biblical-half-shekel-paving-way-temples-comeback/#W0rl1g2geqkbXqS3.99







Daniel 8: 4, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end.  The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia.”


Report: Iran preparing massive military buildup

Weapons ban on Iran due to be lifted by 2020 as part of 2015 nuclear deal, termination likely to prompt wave of acquisitions.

3/2/17

Under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), more commonly known as the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1737 – which includes sanctions barring conventional arms purchases by the Islamist regime in Tehran – will be mostly lifted in 2020.

In light of the JCPOA clause regarding the UN arms ban, Iran in 2020 will be able to “pursue foreign acquisitions that have been inaccessible since sanctions were imposed,” the report states. According to the Office of Naval Intelligence, Iran is almost certain to take advantage of the end of sanctions to bolster its navy and air defense network with ships, submarines, and missiles from Russia and other foreign powers.

The report added that Iran has already “entered into negotiations with Russia” for several weapons systems, including the SS-N-26 Yakhont cruise missile.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/226004




Matthew 24:7: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Famine returns to the Horn of Africa

March 02, 2017

Drought in the region is turning to full famine – with catastrophic humanitarian consequences

Famine in the Horn of Africa between 2010 and 2012 killed 260,000 people in Somalia, the latest in a series of crises in that part of the world stretching back over two decades.

Last month, however, the UN also declared parts of neighbouring South Sudan to have entered a famine – a status officially defined as requiring ‘critically urgent protection of human lives and vulnerable groups’ – and warned that other countries such as Somalia and Yemen are all desperately in need of $4billion in aid to prevent them entering a similar situation.

http://geographical.co.uk/places/mapping/item/2140-famine-returns-to-the-horn-of-africa




Matthew 24:6 :

" And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. "


Iran axis in Syria leads Israeli security concerns, top official says

Intelligence Ministry chief praises Trump for tough line on Islamic Republic, says Jerusalem hoping for ongoing US involvement in Syrian crisis

March 2, 2017

Despite ongoing concerns over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, dealing with threats emanating from the Syrian war theater currently tops the agenda of Israel’s security apparatus, according to a top intelligence official. “The most important strategic issue we’re currently facing is the strengthening of the Shiite axis led by Iran in Syria, especially after the fall of Aleppo,” Chagai Tzuriel, the director-general of the Intelligence Ministry, told The Times of Israel.

“Syria is the key arena, because it’s a microcosm of everything: world powers, such as Russia and the US; regional actors such as Iran and Turkey; and rival groups within the country, such the Assad regime, the opposition, the Kurds and the Islamic State,” Tzuriel said during a briefing last week in his Jerusalem office. “Whatever happens in Syria today will greatly impact the region, and beyond, for years to come.”

Recent developments in Syria have created “a strong imbalance in the region to Iran’s benefit,” said Tzuriel.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-tops-jerusalems-security-agenda-senior-official-says/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=4679081881-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-4679081881-54606857





2,500 years ago, Daniel saw animals representing certain nations:

Daniel 7:4, 5:

“And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other. The first was - like a lion, and had eagle's wings and suddenly another beast, a second - like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: 'Arise, devour much flesh!”


RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER: THE BRITISH LION WILL NOT TELL OUR BEAR WHAT TO DO

March 1, 2017

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu responded to British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon's recent statement that "we don't need the bear sticking his paws in [Libya]" by saying that "there is no animal in their zoo that can tell our bear what to do." He was speaking before an audience of the "Young Army" military-patriotic movement at Moscow State University.


https://www.memri.org/tv/russian-defense-minister-british-lion-will-not-tell-our-bear-what-do





Daniel 8:4-5, 17:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great, and as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."


IRANIAN DEFENSE MINISTER: WE NEED TO SURPRISE THE ENEMY, AMERICA, AND HIT IT WHERE IT HURTS THE MOST

March 1, 2017

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan recently said that the main threat to Iran was from America and its ally, Israel, and that in order to gain the upper hand in battle Iran should operate in a situation of asymmetric warfare, and have sufficient power to surprise the enemy in order to "hit it where it hurts the most." Watch the clip:

https://www.memri.org/tv/iranian-defense-minister-we-need-surprise-enemy-america-and-hit-it-where-it-hurts-most/transcript





PALESTINIAN AMBASSADOR TO IRAN: I PRAY THAT IRAN WILL PRODUCE 1,000 NUCLEAR BOMBS

Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV, Palestinian Ambassador to Iran Salah Zawawi warned against what he called the "Western enterprise" to establish the Greater Israel and to turn the Arabs into "servants, if not slaves in our region." "I pray to Allah that Iran will produce 1,000 nuclear bombs," he said, adding that they would not be directed against Arab or Islamic countries, but "would be used to defend the Islamic Republic and its principles."

https://www.memri.org/tv/palestinian-ambassador-iran-i-pray-iran-will-produce-1000-nuclear-bombs




PLO Ambassador To Iran: We Will Liberate Palestine 'From The River To The Sea' with Everything From Stabbing And Vehicular Attacks To Launching Rockets

March 1, 2017

PLO Ambassador Al-Zawawi proclaimed” 'The Imam would see in his mind's eye the future of Palestine, and he declared the last Friday of Ramadan to be International Qods [Jerusalem] Day, because he could see what ordinary people do not see.' Al-Zawawi continues: 'I look at the dark days we live in now: the Zionist enemy is attempting to swallow up the West Bank, annex Jerusalem, and see it as the capital of the Zionist entity. This is in addition to the Zionists stepping up settlement construction and allowing themselves to harm Al-Aqsa mosque.'

"The Palestinian ambassador likes repeating the history of [Palestinian-Iranian] ties even prior to the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. He stresses that most Iranian commanders were trained at Fatah camps in Lebanon, that some of them died as martyrs fighting alongside Palestinian fighters and are still on the list of Palestinian martyr families, and that [Fatah] continues to pay allowances to their families in Iran.

Al-Zawawi continues: 'The Iranian ideological compass is linked to Palestine, so that wherever you go in Iran, you will find a street or monument named for Palestine. In the holiest site for Shi'ite Islam, that is, the seat of the [Eighth Shi'ite] Imam Ali Al-Ridha in Mashhad, there is a large courtyard, the Al-Quds Courtyard that features a model of the Dome of the Rock, and after every prayer the Iranians chant anti-U.S. and anti-Israel slogans…"

https://www.memri.org/reports/plo-ambassador-iran-we-will-liberate-palestine-river-sea-%E2%80%93-everything-stabbing-and-vehicular




Matthew 24:6 : “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”


White House Options on North Korea Include Use of Military Force

March 1, 2017

The strategy review comes as recent events have strained stability in Asia

While President Donald Trump has taken steps to reassure allies that he won’t abandon agreements that have underpinned decades of U.S. policy on Asia, his pledge that Pyongyang would be stopped from ever testing an intercontinental ballistic missile—coupled with the two-week-old strategy review—has some leaders bracing for a shift in American policy.

The U.S. review comes as recent events have strained regional stability. Last month, North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, and the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was killed in Malaysia.

During Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s two-day summit in February with Mr. Trump, U.S. officials on several occasions stated that all options were under consideration to deal with North Korea, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

It was clear to the Japanese side that those options encompassed a U.S. military strike on North Korea, possibly if Pyongyang appeared ready to test an ICBM, this person said. The Japanese side found that scenario “worrisome,” he said.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-explores-options-including-use-of-military-force-to-counter-north-korean-threat-1488407444