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.”


Sudan Fears Muslims Will Be Led to Jesus, 'Declares War Against Christians': Pastor

Feb 28, 2017

A Christian pastor in Sudan says the government has "declared war against Christians" because it's fearful Muslims will be led to Jesus Christ, which is the reason why pastors are being imprisoned and churches are being demolished in the Islamic nation. Read more at:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/sudan-fears-muslims-will-be-led-jesus-declares-war-against-christians-pastor-176175/#TOVWvIjUxVBuVydV.99




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


Somalia declares 'national disaster' over drought

February 28, 2017

More than 6.2 million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid, including nearly three million who are going hungry. Somalia's new leader has declared a national disaster for a prolonged drought that has forced about half of the country's population to seek urgent food assistance and sparked fears of a potential famine.

The announcement on Tuesday by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's office came a day after the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that Somalia was at risk of its third famine in 25 years - the last one in 2011 killed some 260,000 people.

"The president has appealed to the international community to urgently respond to the calamity in order to help families and individuals to recover from the effects of the drought disaster to avoid humanitarian tragedy," read a statement from the presidency.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/somalia-declares-national-disaster-drought-170228163745581.html



South Sudanese Survive on Water Lilies and Wild Fruits in Famine

February 28, 2017

Civilians trapped by conflict in South Sudan's Leer County of former Unity State, one of the areas hit by famine, say they have survived on water lilies and other wild fruits for the last three years. Aid agencies say they have not had access to the area for several months. Villagers say they cannot farm the land due to sporadic military attacks.

"The war is the one which destroys all things here. You see now there is no crop. We planted nothing and we have no food. You see here all the children; they are in the sun, crying due to the famine in this area," Chek said. "For survival, sometimes you go to the river to collect water lilies. … There is no alternative at all. That is the life and, as you can see now, the people, they look like wild animals," Chek said.

http://www.voanews.com/a/south-sudanese-survive-on-water-lilies-wild-fruits-famine/3744014.html






Earthquake jolts Lahore, Islamabad and KP

February 28, 2017

The earthquake intensity measured on Richter Scale was 5.3. Epicenter of the quake was 48km east-northeast of Shughnon, Tajikistan and had a depth of 133.8km. According to reports, the temblor was felt in various parts of Swat, Butt Garam, Shangla, Nowshera, Haripur and Sargodha.

http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Feb-2017/earthquake-jolts-lahore-islamabad-and-kp




QUAKE SHAKES JAPAN A powerful 5.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked Fukushima

February 28, 2017

It struck at a depth of 26 miles in the Pacific Ocean but the Fukushima nuclear power plant confirmed there were no issues caused by the quake. The earthquake registered at 5 on Japan’s seismic scale, which peaks at 7. But the Japan Meteorological Agency did not issue a tsunami warning.

In 2011,more than 18,500 people died or went missing after a massive undersea quake caused a tsunami on the north east coast. Japan sits at the junction of four tectonic plates and experiences a number of relatively violent quakes every year.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2976136/a-powerful-5-6-magnitude-earthquake-has-rocked-fukushima/


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."


In Coming Months, Palestinian Authority Plans to Pressure International Bodies to Act against Israel

February 28, 2017

In the coming months, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas plans to pressure international institutions to act against Israel, a top Abbas aide said on Tuesday, the Hebrew news site nrg reported.

“There can’t be a dialogue about human rights without condemning the dark Israeli occupation,” al-Khalidi was quoted as telling Palestinian media outlets.

Israel, al-Khalidi asserted, considers itself to be “above international law” and he called for the implementation of Security Council resolutions against the Jewish state.

https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/02/28/abbas-aide-in-coming-months-palestinian-authority-plans-to-pressure-international-bodies-to-act-against-israel/



2 Timothy 3:1, 4-5 :

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

'Glitter' Ash Wednesday: Churches show LGBTQ support

February 28, 2017

Several Chicago area churches this year plan to mix a purple glitter with the ashes to show a sign of support for the LGBTQ community. The “Glitter Ash Wednesday” initiative was created by the New York faith-based organization “Parity”. The organization focuses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Parity’s goal is to combine the message of solidarity and support with the traditional symbol of lent – repentance.

Some of the participating churches in the Chicago area include Unity Lutheran Church in Edgewater, Holy Covenant Metropolitan Community Church in Brookfield, and Berry United Methodist Church in Lincoln Square.

“I think it’s really important for the church to respond to the intolerance and culture of fear that is being created especially toward LGBTQ people” said April Gutierrez, Berry United Methodist Pastor. “We want to make sure the Christian message is one of love and inclusivity”.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/28/glitter-ash-wednesday-churches-show-lgbtq-support.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, 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"
 

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Admits to Having Terror Cells Situated and Ready to Strike in US (VIDEO)

Feb 26th, 2017

A recent video posted this week shows Islamic Republic strategist, Hassan Abbassi, discussing the destructive potential of Iran’s hidden army within the US. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Abbassi admitted to having terror cells situation and ready to strike in the United States.

Abbassi: I’ll be brief. We have two million Iranians there. Be certain that I will raise a guerilla army from amongst them against you. You know this well. Look how vulnerable you were on 9-11 when four Arabs who don’t know how to fight managed to endanger your foundations.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/iranian-revolutionary-forces-commander-admits-terror-cells-situated-ready-strike-us-video/


IN IRANIAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM, IRGC QODS FORCE COMMANDER SOLEIMANI DIRECTS BATTLE AGAINST U.S. FORCES IN THE GULF

Feb 26, 2017

Trailers of Iranian animated films depicting armed confrontation between the IRGC and U.S. Navy show Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani ordering an attack on U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf and more. Qassem Soleimani: "Fire! It is a great battle in the Persian Gulf. It is a battle in the line of fire. This is Iran, which people like you consider to be the end of the earth. If you so much as move 20 degrees in our direction, we shall turn this place into your graveyard. "..


https://www.memri.org/tv/iranian-animated-feature-film-irgc-qods-force-commander-soleimani-directs-battle-against-us.



Iran begins Strait of Hormuz navy drill
amid tensions with US

Latest exercise comes 2 weeks after Western navies hold mass military drill off coast of Islamic Republic

February 26, 2017

Iranian state television quoted navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari on Sunday as saying the maneuver would cover an area of 2 million square kilometers (772,000 square miles) in the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean near the strait. Nearly a third of all oil traded by sea passes through the strait, a narrow waterway connecting the Persian Gulf to the Indian Ocean.

The move comes just two weeks after Western navies held a series of drills off the coast of Iran last week, in a show of force in light of increased Iranian harassment of foreign military vessels. The exercises, dubbed “United Trident,” were led by the United Kingdom and included ships from the US, France and Australia. The navies practiced fighting off enemy aerial incursions and mine clearing, as well as live fire drills, according to the British daily Telegraph.

Last month, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari was dismissive of the show of force close to Iranian waters, telling the semi-official Mehr news agency that “they talk a lot.” He also warned the Western navies against encroaching on Iranian waters, saying, “This is our red line.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-begins-strait-of-hormuz-navy-drill-amid-tensions-with-us/




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

Zambia: Earthquake Hits North

25 FEBRUARY 2017

SOME parts of Northern Province were yesterday hit by an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 leaving five people injured and 11 families homeless after their houses collapsed yesterday. The valley extends from Jordan in South-western Asia through to eastern Africa in Mozambique, with a 6,400 kilometre length and an average of 48 to 64 kilometre width.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201702250171.html


Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes near Ndoi Island, Fiji

February 25, 2017

The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near Ndoi Island, Fiji on Friday.

http://www.sfgate.com/earthquakes/article/Magnitude-6-9-earthquake-strikes-near-Ndoi-10957033.php


Vancouver Island Magnitude 4.9 Is 3rd Strong Earthquake in Region This Week

The quake hit Friday around 4:30 a.m. Seattle time. A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island early Friday morning, which is the third strong quake in the region this week. On Wednesday, a magnitude 4.2 quake struck about 34 miles west of Seattle along the western edge of the Kitsap Peninsula. That same night, a magnitude 4.4 struck off the coast of Vancouver Island.

Seismologists say that relatively strong quakes in the magnitude 4 range can foreshadow larger quakes to come.

http://patch.com/washington/seattle/vancouver-island-magnitude-4-9-3rd-strong-earthquake-region-week







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.”

PA-Sponsored Legal Conference Recommends Expanding Palestinian Judicial Authority to All Territories, Including Jerusalem

February 24, 2017

The conference was aimed at bolstering the status of the Palestinian arbitration apparatus in Jerusalem, as an alternative to the Israeli judicial system, and to bolster the city's economy by adding arbitration clauses to various agreements and contracts among investors. Hassan Shabaneh, who led the conference, said that its goal was to strengthen Jerusalem's Arab identity and to formulate recommendations to strengthen national and legal support for this identity. He added: "The conference was aimed at supporting our people in Jerusalem and expanding Palestinian judicial authority in the Holy Cty."

https://www.memri.org/reports/pa-sponsored-legal-conference-recommends-expanding-palestinian-judicial-authority-all




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.”

“I Want to See Iranian Soldiers Fighting in the Galilee; We Shall March into Jordan on Our Way to All-Out War with Israel, Whether King Abdullah Likes It or Not”

February 21, 2017

PFLP-GC Secretary-General Ahmad Jibril said in a recent TV interview that he wanted to see Iranian soldiers participating in the war against Israel: "We want to see the revolutionary fighters from Khorasan in the Galilee." Speaking on Hizbullah's Mayadeen TV on February 17, Jibril said that the war against Israel would be an "all-out war," and that "we shall enter Jordan, whether King Abdullah likes it or not." "This war against the enemy will be waged from Rosh HaNikra to Aqaba," he said.

https://www.memri.org/tv/pflp-gc-leader-ahmad-jibril-i-want-see-iranians-soldiers-fighting-galilee-we-shall-march-jordan



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.”

THE IRAQI ARMY WILL ANNIHILATE THE JEWS IN THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON

Iraqi cleric Sheikh Ahmad Al-Kubeisi said that the Jews were "the driving force" behind everything that has happened to Iraq. He said the there is an "historical enmity" between Iraq and the Jews and that in the battle of Armageddon, "the Iraqi army will annihilate the Jews, not leaving a single Jew in the world." The interview aired on the Iraqi Al-Fallujah TV channel. Watch Video:

https://www.memri.org/tv/iraqi-cleric-ahmad-al-kubeisi-iraqi-army-will-annihilate-jews-battle-armageddon



IRAN WARNS ARAB STATES: DON'T BE ENTICED BY ISRAELI ATTEMPTS TO WIN ARAB ALLIES

FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Rouhani called on Arab countries to be vigilant in the face of what he referred to as Israeli "plots." The Iranian leader called on the Muslim world to make a clear statement against Israeli efforts to normalize relations with the Arab world, according to Press TV.

On Sunday, speaking at the annual Munich Security Conference, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman called for working with Sunni Arab states in order to defeat radicalism in the region.

Liberman accused Iran of trying to undermine Saudi Arabia and said that Maj.-Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, is “the No. 1 terrorist in the world.”

“If you ask me, ‘What is the biggest news in the Middle East?’ I think that [for] the first time since 1948 the moderate Arab world, Sunni world, understands that the biggest threat for them is not Israel, not Jews and not Zionism, but Iran and Iranian proxies,” Liberman said, pointing to Hezbollah in Lebanon, Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip and the Houthi militia in Yemen.

The Iranians aim to “undermine stability in every country in the Middle East... their main destination at the end of the day is Saudi Arabia,” Liberman said, adding that Bahrain was also in Tehran’s crosshairs.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Iran-warns-Arab-states-Dont-be-enticed-by-Israeli-attempts-to-win-Arab-allies-482374



Matthew 24:7:

" And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. "


UN: $4.4bn needed to prevent 'catastrophe' of famine

UN chief Antonio Guterres says more than 20 million people face starvation in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

February 22, 2017

The United Nations needs $4.4bn by the end of next month to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed now to avert a humanitarian disaster, Guterres told a news conference at UN headquarters on Wednesday. "We need $4.4 billion by the end of March to avert a catastrophe," he said.

Of the four famine alerts, only one - Somalia - is caused by drought, while the other three are the result of conflicts, also described as "man-made food crises".

"Millions of people are barely surviving in the space between malnutrition and death, vulnerable to diseases and outbreaks, forced to kill their animals for food and eat the grain they saved for next year's seeds. The situation is dire," said Guterres.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/44bn-needed-prevent-catastrophe-famine-170222210632541.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:"


Rouhani: Iran pays heavy price to support Palestinians

Iranian president says all Muslim countries must be ready to fight Israel, no matter the cost

February 22, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that his country had “paid a heavy price” for supporting the Palestinian cause. He also said other Muslim countries should also be willing to fight Israel no matter the cost, Iran’s Fars News reported.

Some 700 people from 80 delegations, mainly from Islamic countries as well as pro-Palestinian activists, are attending the two-day 6th International Conference on Palestinian Intifada, including ultra-Orthodox Jews from the anti-Zionist Naturei Karta sect.

Speaking at Tuesday’s opening session of the conference, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei hailed the “resistance” against the “cruel occupation,” which he described as the worst case of oppression against one particular people recorded in history. He also accused Israel’s founders of being responsible for the current upheaval in the wider Middle East.


http://www.timesofisrael.com/rouhani-iran-paid-heavy-price-to-support-palestinians/



Daniel 8:3-4:

"Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was 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."

We Must Form 'Arab NATO' To Confront Iran

February 22, 2017

"Trump’s extremist rhetoric is a natural outcome of the disappointment [that] prevailed [in] Washington due to Iran’s behavior after signing the deal. Things will keep on getting worse unless a strict international position against Iran’s adventures is taken and unless Iran is forced to end the chaos it is funding in the region and the world.

"Those familiar with the Iranian regime’s [actions] cannot believe the excuses being made by Iran’s allies which stipulate that being lenient with Iran [may cause it to have a] positive [attitude to] the rest of the world. The nature of the regime in Tehran is religious with a revolutionary ideology. It has a political agenda that has not changed much since it attacked the American embassy in Tehran and held diplomats hostage [in 1979]. The same logic leads us to conclude that Iran will dominate [by] using power via its proxies and militias across the region and [by] encouraging and supporting the rebellious behavior of certain local parties in neighboring countries.

"Iran also cooperates with Russia and the latter has a military base in Iran. The Russians strongly participate in the war in Syria alongside this Iranian alliance. Tehran has strengthened its alliance by bringing armed militias from Pakistan, Iraq, Lebanon and other countries into Syria and they are fighting there under its banner. Iranian forces, in the guise of 'experts,' are fighting in Iraq and to some extent manage the conflict there. Therefore, establishing an Arab NATO... remains a natural reaction to Iran’s 'Warsaw Pact.'"

https://www.memri.org/reports/abd-al-rahman-al-rashed-we-must-form-arab-nato-confront-iran



The Coming Prophetic Showdown

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, 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.”

Ayatollah: We will liberate 'Palestine', remove cancer of Israel


Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls for liberation of 'Palestine', labels Jewish state 'cancerous tumor'.

2/21/2017

Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called for the “complete Liberation of Palestine” on Tuesday, and slammed the Jewish state as a “cancerous tumor”.

The comments were made at the Sixth International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada, a government-sanctioned event held in Tehran. According to the Mehr news agency, representatives of 80 countries joined the event, which glorifies terrorism and acts of wanton violence against Jews and advocates in favor of the destruction of the Jewish state.

During his address, which was broadcast live on Iranian state television, Khamenei said efforts to destroy Israel must be “incremental”. "This cancerous tumor, since its start, has grown incrementally and its treatment must be incremental too."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225402





Iran Gives Stern Warning to US Threats

Feb 20, 2017

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said his forces would turn Iran into a graveyard for anyone who would be crazy enough to attack the country, a warning that comes days after the new US president picked up a hawkish tone against Tehran.

The enemy knows that taking the military option in practice will end in nothing but turning Iran into a "graveyard for aggressors", General Salami said, addressing a ceremony in Alborz province near Tehran on Monday.

Noting that the military option will only result in the annihilation of enemies, he said, "The enemies are aware of Iran's power." General Salami underlined that Iran has made great progress in enhancing its military power and developing military infrastructures in the past 38 years after the Islamic Revolution.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951202001437





Iran accused of undermining Middle East security

February 20, 2017

Zarif backs dialogue with 'brothers in Islam' but Saudi counterpart Jubeir urges 'red lines' to halt Iran's actions.

Saudi Arabia has demanded at the Munich security conference that Iran be punished, saying that the country was propping up the Syrian government, developing ballistic missiles and funding separatists in Yemen. Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, on Sunday described Iran as the main sponsor of global "terrorism" and a destabilising force in the Middle East.

"Iran remains the single main sponsor of terrorism in the world. It's determined to upend the order in the Middle East ... [and] until and unless Iran changes its behavior, it would be very difficult to deal with a country like this."

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/iran-accused-undermining-middle-east-security-170219175742394.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.”

RUSSIAN DEPUTY PM: WE WILL RIP APART THE U.S. MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM

February 19, 2017

Dmitry Rogozin, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia who oversees the military industry, said that the new Russian intercontinental ballistic nuclear missile, currently under development, would be capable of ripping apart any existing and future U.S. missile defense system. The comments were made on a popular daily talk show on the governmental Russia 1 TV channel on February 19, in the context of the U.S. missile defense system currently being deployed in Europe.

https://www.memri.org/tv/russian-deputy-pm-we-will-rip-apart-us-missile-defense-system




The Coming Prophetic Showdown:

Hezbollah Threatens To Attack Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal

February 20, 2017

The psychological war between Israel and Iran escalated last week after the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah suddenly issued a threat to attack the Jewish country’s nuclear reactor in Dimona in the south of the country.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, who had previously boasted that his terror-group had prompted a court decision to shut down a chemical agents facility in the Israeli port-city of Haifa, now said that Hezbollah was able to destroy Israel’s nuclear arsenal before it could be used against its enemies.

“I call upon Israel not only to evacuate the Ammonia tank from Haifa, but also to dismantle Dimona nuclear facility,” Nasrallah said during a rally in Lebanon.

“If Nasrallah dares to fire at the Israel home front or at its national infrastructure, all of Lebanon will be hit,” said Minister of Intelligence Yisrael Katz.

http://www.westernjournalism.com/hezbollah-threatens-to-attack-israels-nuclear-arsenal/



Liberman, Iranian FM to share stage at Munich security meet

Israeli officials say defense minister will speak first and there won’t be dialogue; Liberman meets with US counterpart James Mattis, tells him Israel’s problems are ‘Iran, Iran and Iran’

February 17, 2017

Liberman held his first meeting with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis on the sidelines of the conference, telling him that Israel has “three main problems that it is dealing with: ‘Iran, Iran and Iran.’”

In the meeting — their first since Mattis took up his position last month — Liberman called for the creation of a “real and effective” anti-Iran coalition that will tackle “the terrorism that [Iran] sends out to the world, the missile development it has been working on and its race to nuclear armament,” according to a statement from his office.

Following their meeting, they agreed to work “with determination against Iran,” according to Liberman’s office.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/liberman-iranian-fm-to-share-stage-at-munich-security-meet/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=4b63812c0b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-4b63812c0b-54606857



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 says Israel is ‘biggest threat’ to world peace

Foreign ministry spokesman dismisses as ‘nonsense’ Trump and Netanyahu’s pledge to curb Tehran’s nuclear program

February 16, 2017

Iran said Thursday that Israel’s atomic arsenal is the biggest danger to world peace, a day after US President Donald Trump vowed to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon. Israel is the “biggest threat to the peace and security in the region and the world,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said.

“The bitter truth is that these unjust claims are being repeated by the Zionist regime that doesn’t abide by any international laws and has hundreds of warheads in its atomic arsenal,” Ghasemi said, referring to Israel.

A war of words has been escalating between Tehran and Washington since even before Trump took office in January.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-israel-is-biggest-threat-to-world-peace/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=30748513af-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-30748513af-54606857




Top Iranian general: World knows US can’t threaten Iran

Amid rising tensions, Revolutionary Guards commanders say America dare not attack, has been deterred

February 18, 2017

A leading general in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards lashed out at the US on Saturday, warning that it would be unable to make good on what he said were American threats against the Islamic republic.

“The US statesmen should be very wise and avoid threatening Iran, because the entire world has admitted this fact that the Americans cannot do such a thing,” said Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, the chief of the IRGC’s ground forces.

Pakpour also said Saturday that the Revolutionary Guards would conduct military drills next week, despite warnings from the US and the sanctions over the previous missile test. “The maneuvers called ‘Grand Prophet 11’ will start Monday and last three days.” He said rockets would be used without specifying which kind.

There has been an increase in tensions between Iran and the US since Trump’s inauguration in January. US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday continued with the administration’s hard line against Iran, telling an international security conference in Munich that Tehran was “the leading state sponsor of terrorism.” He also accused the Iranian regime of working to destabilize the entire Middle East, in part due to the terms of the nuclear deal.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/revolutionary-guards-general-world-knows-us-cant-threaten-iran/




Pence: US will ‘never’ allow Iran to threaten Israel with nukes


At Munich Security Conference, vice president says nuclear deal has provided Iran with more resources to focus on state-sponsored terrorism

February 18, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that Washington was committed to ensuring Iran could never threaten Israel with nuclear weapons. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Pence called Tehran “the leading state sponsor of terrorism” and said it continued to destabilize the Middle East.

The US, he said, will boost defense spending significantly, “to defend our nation and our treaty allies from the known threats of today and the unknown threats of tomorrow”.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/pence-us-will-never-allow-iran-to-threaten-israel-with-nukes/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=971ac1f248-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-971ac1f248-54606857


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, 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 CONTINUES TO CALL FOR ISRAEL’S DESTRUCTION DESPITE NUCLEAR DEAL

FEBRUARY 16, 2017

“There is absolutely no indication of one iota of moderation by the Iranian elite in their hostile intentions toward Israel since the conclusion of the Iran nuclear agreement. Iranian policy in this regard is driven by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.”

Leading what could be termed a “greatest hits parade” of Iranian anti-Israel comments since the regime was Khamenei himself, who in September of 2015, just three months after the deal was signed, said: “You [Zionist regime] will not see 25 years from today! By Allah’s favor and grace, nothing called the ‘Zionist regime’ will exist by 25 years from now.”

It is likely that this comment, and others calling for Israel’s destruction, were referenced during Wednesday’s meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump when they spoke about Iran and its destabilizing influence in the region. Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region was on the top of the list of topics that Netanyahu wanted to discuss with Trump.

Nuggets from Khamenei’s senior military adviser, Brig.-Gen. Rahim Safavi, were also highlighted, including his comment in July that “the only way for the liberation of occupied Palestine and the elimination of this criminal, villain, inhuman and anti-Muslim regime is the unity of Muslims, the strategy of the Islamic resistance and the continuation of armed jihad against this dirty and filthy regime.”

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Iran-continues-to-call-for-Israels-destruction-despite-nuclear-deal-481659




Iran defeats U.S. Navy in defiant animated film

February 15, 2017

A full-length animated film depicting an armed confrontation between Iran's Revolutionary Guards and the U.S. Navy is soon to open in Iranian cinemas, amid rising tensions over President Donald Trump's hardening rhetoric against Tehran.

The director of the "Battle of Persian Gulf II", Farhad Azima, said that it was a remarkable coincidence that the release of the film - four years in the making - coincided with a "warmongering" president sitting in the White House.

"I hope that the film shows Trump how American soldiers will face a humiliating defeat if they attack Iran," Azima told Reuters in a telephone interview from the city of Mashhad in eastern Iran.

The 88-minute animation opens with the U.S. Army attacking an Iranian nuclear reactor, and the U.S. Navy in the Gulf hitting strategic locations across the county. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a powerful branch of the Iranian military, retaliates with full force, raining ballistic missiles on the U.S. warships.

Trump has said he will not be as "kind" as his predecessor Barack Obama was to Iran, warning that military options are not off the table in response to Tehran. He has called into doubt Western powers' nuclear deal with Iran and, responding to an IRGC missile test last month, imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities, some of them linked to the Guards.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-trump-animation-idUSKBN15U1E1




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.”

100,000 Massacred, Over 2 Million Displaced in Boko Haram's War to Eradicate Christianity

Feb 15, 2017

Boko Haram has been carrying out an insurgency in Nigeria since 2009, attacking government buildings, churches, and entire towns and communities, in a quest to drive out from the country all Christians, who make up roughly half the population.

"Christians continue to be the main and constant target of Islamic radicals like Boko Haram and Fulani militants without any hope of ever being protected or for the authorities to bring justice," watchdog organizations, such as the International Christian Concern, have warned.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/100000-massacred-over-2-million-displaced-in-boko-harams-war-to-eradicate-christianity-175061/#RFlul9PJpx7p6Js1.99



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, 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.”

Trump warns Iran president he ‘better be careful’

US president, Rouhani trade barbs on anniversary of 1979 revolution as Iranian officials dismiss White House’s rhetoric

February 11, 2017

Donald Trump dialed up the rhetoric against Iran on Friday, warning the country’s president he “better be careful” about his words. The war-of-words between Tehran and Washington escalated as President Hassan Rouhani and Trump traded threats and warnings.

“Iranians will make those using threatening language against this nation regret it. Anyone threatening Iran’s government and armed forces should know that our nation is vigilant,” he said.

Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri also commented that despite Trump’s rhetoric toward Iran, “The US cannot do a damn thing.”


http://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-warns-iran-president-he-better-be-careful/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=6bf4e3c070-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-6bf4e3c070-54606857



Iran: IRGC's Export of Terrorism and Extremism Is NO Hyperbole

09 February 2017

The Very Real Threat of the Iran Regime

In a recent article in Foreign Policy magazine, author Trita Parsi wants us to believe that “Iran’s proxy wars [are] a figment of America’s imagination.” He brushes off the statements of newly minted Secretary of Defense James Mattis—a career Marine, four star general and universally lauded military expert—as hyperbole, wrote Mark Wallace in the Opinion page of Asharq Al-Awsat, on February 8, 2017. The article continues as follows:

Interestingly, Parsi neglects to mention Iran’s long-held position as the leading state sponsor of terrorism. At a time when facts are at a premium, let’s assess the stark realities of the Iranian regime and the severe threat it poses to global security.
Iran is responsible for the death of more than 1,000 U.S. service members, and the catastrophic injuries of countless more through its financial support, provision of weapons and training of terrorists in Iraq, Lebanon and across the Gulf states.

And in sworn testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee in 2008, General David Petraeus said, “Iran’s activities have been particularly harmful in Iraq, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and Afghanistan. In each location, Tehran has, to varying degrees, fueled proxy wars in an effort to increase its influence and pursue its regional ambitions.”

And just last year President Barack Obama echoed that sentiment saying, “We remain steadfast in opposing Iran’s destabilizing behavior elsewhere, including its threats against Israel and our Gulf partners, and its support for violent proxies in places like Syria and Yemen.”

This infusion of cash, since the lifting of sanctions, has only further enabled and emboldened Iran in its hegemonic efforts. Recent evidence shows that Iran is exploiting this opportunity to establish a “Shi’ite crescent… stretching from the Afghan border to the Mediterranean Sea.” Reuters reports that “for the first time, Tehran could exert authority over a vast sweep of the Middle East” and gain the upper hand over its Sunni rivals.

http://ncr-iran.org/en/news/terrorism-fundamentalism/22129-iran-irgc-s-export-of-terrorism-and-extremism-is-no-hyperbole



A New Security Order Needed in the Persian Gulf

February 9th, 2017

Late last year in Manama, Bahrain, British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Persian Gulf oil monarchies that the United Kingdom’s anti-Iran posture would remain unchanged under her leadership.

Iranian “influence fuels instability in the region,” she told the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s 37th Leaders Summit, adding, “I am clear-eyed about the threat that Iran poses to the Gulf and the wider Middle East.” She committed the UK to “working with you to counter that threat” and “push back against Iran’s aggressive regional actions, whether in Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Syria or in the Gulf itself.”

May reiterated this “blame Iran for everything” narrative during her recent visit to Washington, DC, in a speech to Republican Congress members. “Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East” would be countered, she insisted. “This is a priority for the UK too as we support our allies in the Gulf States to push back against Iran’s aggressive efforts to build an arc of influence from Tehran through to the Mediterranean.”

Furthermore, she declared that the United States and Britain would triumph together in a clash of civilizations “by proving that open, liberal, democratic societies will always defeat those that are closed, coercive, and cruel.”

http://lobelog.com/a-new-security-order-needed-in-the-persian-gulf/



Iran Not to Allow US to Cross Redlines: Senior MP

February, 09, 2017

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said the Islamic Republic is not going to allow the US to overstep its redlines. Iran has specific redlines in the region and we will never allow the US to cross them, Boroujerdi said.

“Americans have always been seeking to defeat Iran and its allies (in the region), the Resistance (Front) in particular, but have failed to do so,” he added. Noting that the US has never pursued a clear and stable policy toward Iran, the senior Iranian official said, “Today, Iran is stronger (than the US) both politically and strategically and has great capabilities in all fields, which Washington does not favor”.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/02/09/1323206/iran-not-to-allow-us-to-cross-redlines-senior-mp




Velayati: US does not dare carry out attack on Iran


February 9, 2017

Ali Akbar Velayati, adviser to supreme leader, calls US efforts to halt Iran's missile program 'worthless fantasies'.

Iran has stepped up its war of words with the US, with an influential adviser to the supreme leader threatening the Trump administration with "dark days to come" in case of a military attack on his country.

In an exclusive interview to Al Jazeera, Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign-affairs adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said "Washington does not dare carry out its military threats against Iran. The Americans know very well that Iran and its allies in the region would retaliate very hard, that will make America face dark days to come," he said.

"Without the slightest doubt, I can guarantee you that we will continue to develop our military programs, and especially our defense missile program, no matter what and at any cost. We do not have any worry about the US threats because America for the last 38 years after the Islamic revolution has not been able to do anything. ," he said.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/velayati-carry-attack-iran-170209154805382.html



IGNORING WHITE HOUSE WARNINGS, IRAN TEST-FIRES ANOTHER MISSILE

FEBRUARY 9, 2017

The test comes the same day the White House announced it is considering a proposal that could potentially designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization.

Recent Iranian actions, including a provocative ballistic missile launch and an attack against a Saudi naval vessel conducted by Iran-supported Houthi militants, underscore what should have been clear to the international community all along about Iran’s destabilizing behavior across the Middle East,” Flynn said, calling the test a violation of international law.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Ignoring-White-House-warnings-Iran-test-fires-another-missile-481023




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

Famine is looming in Somalia – and nobody is talking about it.

Feb 8, 2017

To put it simply: children in East Africa do not have enough to eat – and it’s putting their lives in danger.

Widespread drought has caused successive crop failures, meaning scores of families have been left with no food and no way of earning income for their essential needs. Families are eating one meal a day at most, and what they do have to eat is often not very nutritious because they can only afford the cheapest food available. Without adequate food, children are weak and vulnerable to illness.

Kenya and Ethiopia are both affected, and Somalia is on the verge of famine.
Millions of children in the country are at risk of starvation – even death – unless they receive urgent aid. Famine is a word we’ve become all too accustomed to hearing and it would be easy to read this and then go on with the day.

But it means, right now, children in Somalia are dying simply because they don’t have enough food. It’s excruciatingly painful, and it just shouldn’t happen in our world today.


http://www.savethechildren.org.au/about-us/media-and-publications/latest-news/years/famine-is-looming-in-somalia-and-nobody-is-talking-about-it



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.”

Iran parliament speaker stresses settlement of security issues in Iraq

Feb 8, 2017

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underscored the need for prioritizing settlement of security issues and terrorism-related problems in Iraq.

"Certainly, in the current conditions, solving the security and terrorism problems in Iraq is important since the country is an important pivot in the region and certainly, resolving the Iraqi issue will lead to balance in the region," Larijani said in a meeting with former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister in Tehran on Wednesday.

His remarks came as Iraqi Vice-President Nouri al-Maliki lauded Iran as the main supporter of the Iraqi nation and government in their ongoing fight against the ISIL terrorist group.

"Iran was the main country which helped Iraq stand up to the Daesh and other Takfiri terrorist groups." al-Maliki told reporters in Tehran last month.

http://parstoday.com/en/news/middle_east-i44933-iran_parliament_speaker_stresses_settlement_of_security_issues_in_iraq



Famines:

UN Seeks $2.1 Billion to Avert Famine in Yemen

February 09, 2017

The United Nations appealed on Wednesday for $2.1 billion to provide food and other life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen who face the threat of famine after two years of war.

"The situation in Yemen is catastrophic and rapidly deteriorating. Nearly 3.3 million people - including 2.1 million children - are acutely malnourished," Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, said in the appeal document, Reuters reported.

At least 10,000 people have been killed in the fighting in Yemen, which has unleashed a humanitarian crisis in the desperately poor Arabian Peninsula country. In all, nearly 19 million Yemen is - more than two-thirds of the population - need assistance and protection, the UN said.


https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/02/09/1322791/un-seeks-2-1-billion-to-avert-famine-in-yemen




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.”

Arabs turn Jerusalem into a tool of terror

Jerusalem has a long and bloody history of being manipulated by Muslim leaders into an explosive tool of incitement.

2/8/2017

The terrorist who killed four Israelis in Jerusalem Jan. 8 by mowing them over with his truck expressed agitation after hearing a sermon at a local mosque criticizing Trump's embassy relocation promise.

Arab reactions to Trump's embassy plans are more heated than they were to those of candidates Bush and Clinton perhaps because of Trump's pledge to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and relocate the embassy there from Tel Aviv, not only as a candidate (including during his address at last year's AIPAC Policy Conference) but also as president-elect.

Nevertheless, Palestinian and Arab leaders have warned that moving the embassy could lead to unrest and violence. Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called the idea "a declaration of war against Islam." PA President Mahmoud Abbas said he could revoke the PLO's recognition of Israel, while his Fatah party warned the move "would open the gates of hell."

Qanta Ahmed, a pro-Israel Muslim reformer who visited both the Jewish and Muslim holy sites at the Temple Mount, eloquently noted the Islamist thinking that enables the weaponization of Jerusalem: "Forbidding worshippers from entering holy sites in Islam, including non-conforming or pluralist Muslims who reject both the ideology and accouterments of Islamism is an impassioned pastime of fervent Islamists who foolishly believe only they are the keepers of our Maker..."


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20140




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

Powerful earthquake strikes off Pakistan coast

FEBRUARY 08, 2017

A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Wednesday, but there were no reports of casualties.

The quake struck Pakistan, just two days after a moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.8 on Richter Scale hit north India, tremors of which were felt in Delhi, followed by another quake on Tuesday measuring 3.6 in Uttarakhand. Earlier, Reema Zuberi of National Disaster Management Authority had confirmed quake of 6.6 magnitude.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/Powerful-earthquake-strikes-off-Pakistan-coast/article17259718.ece




Daniel 8 Showdown:

IRGC Commander: US Power Declining

Feb 08, 2017

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined that the US is growingly losing its power, noting that Washington's assessment of Tehran's tough reaction to any possible aggression discourages the White House from attacking Iran.

"The US power is declining given its wrong interfering policies but its threats still continue," General Salami said in an interview with the state-run TV on Tuesday night. IRGC Top Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari underlined that many world people feel hate for Washington, and said the US is collapsing.

"Evidence shows that the US is being annihilated and of course, this needs time," General Jafari said.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951120000509




Defiant Iran test-fires another missile days after US warning

Tehran launches short-range Mersad missile, testing Trump administration, following report Islamic Revolutionary Guards may be blacklisted

February 9, 2017

Iran has reportedly test-fired another missile on Wednesday, just days after a series of warnings from the Trump administration that it was “on notice” for previous ballistic missile tests and that a military response to such actions was under consideration.

The test came on the same day US officials told Reuters that the White House was considering a proposal that could lead to naming Iran’s most powerful military and political institution, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, as a terrorist organization.

Over the weekend, US Defense Secretary James Mattis called Iran “the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world,” while Flynn further warned that Washington would no longer turn a blind eye to Tehran’s “hostile and belligerent actions.”

Drawing a more stark line in the sand, US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday warned Tehran “not to test the resolve” of the Trump administration.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/defiant-iran-test-fires-another-missile-days-after-us-warning/




Mattis: Iran world’s ‘biggest state sponsor of terrorism’

As Trump levies new sanctions, defense secretary says ‘it does no good to ignore’ Tehran, but won’t deploy more troops to Middle East

February 6, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis said Saturday that Iran is the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country’s weapons procurement network.

“As far as Iran goes, this is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world,” Mattis said at a press conference in Tokyo, but he added that the US had no plans to increase troop numbers in the Middle East in response.

During his tenure as commander of US Central Command, which ended in 2013, Mattis was known to have pushed for more aggressive actions against Iran than the Obama White House would tolerate. He has called Iran the biggest threat in the Middle East.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/mattis-iran-worlds-biggest-state-sponsor-of-terrorism/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=4c52d65ca3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-4c52d65ca3-54606857



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.



Islamic Republic of Iran: “We are the strongest power… America should be careful!”

FEBRUARY 5, 2017

Now that Trump has openly expressed his support for Israel, including the Jewish state’s right to sovereignty over its own country and his administration’s intention to move the US embassy to Jerusalem — a move he has every right to make — Iran is yet again showing its true colors, issuing nuclear threats despite its longtime “assurance” that its nuclear buildup was for domestic purposes.

An advisor to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stated, ”Iran will continue to test its capabilities in ballistic missiles and Iran will not ask any country for permission in defending itself. What “defending itself” means can be more accurately stated as: if Israel and America make decisions that do not facilitate our growing regional and global powers and state jihadist thuggery, we will play victim and threaten you with nuclear attacks.


https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/02/islamic-republic-of-iran-we-are-the-strongest-power-america-should-be-careful





Ramping up tough rhetoric, Iran VP says US will be ‘ultimate losers’

War of words comes in wake of Tehran’s missile test and subsequent new sanctions levied by Trump

February 7, 2017

Relations between Tehran and Washington have deteriorated sharply since Trump took office last month, promising a tough line on what he sees as Iranian belligerence toward US interests. Iran’s test firing of a ballistic missile last week has led to an increasingly tense stand-off between Washington and Tehran.

Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri cautioned that the “ultimate losers” were those who employed the “language of force” against the Islamic Republic. Iran’s Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri warned that “those [who are] rude [and] employ a language of force will be the ultimate losers.”

Over the weekend, US Defense Secretary James Mattis called Iran “the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world,” while US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn warned that Washington would no longer turn a blind eye to Tehran’s “hostile and belligerent actions.”

Trump has made no secret of his contempt for the accord, and officials said Friday’s measures would not be the last. “Iran is playing with fire — they don’t appreciate how ‘kind’ President Obama was to them. Not me!”




http://www.timesofisrael.com/ramping-up-tough-rhetoric-iran-vp-says-us-will-be-ultimate-losers/



Ir
an official: Only 7 minutes needed for missile to hit Tel Aviv

Mojtaba Zonour threatens attack on Israel if US launches military strike on Islamic Republic

February 5, 2017

Senior Iranian government official on Saturday warned Tehran would swiftly retaliate against Israel if the US launched a military strike against Iran.

Mojtaba Zonour, a member of Iran’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission and a former Islamic Revolution Guards Corps official, boasted an Iranian missile could hit Tel Aviv in under seven minutes. Zonour said Tehran would strike the Israeli coastal city and “raze to the ground” a US military base in Bahrain “if the enemy makes a mistake.”

On Saturday, another senior IRGC official issued a similar warning against the US. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the Guard’s airspace division, said: “If the enemy makes a mistake, our roaring missiles will come down on them,”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-official-only-7-minutes-needed-for-missile-to-hit-tel-aviv/



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."





Daniel 8 Showdown Coming:

Iran: Uranium shipment will give us 60% more than pre-deal

Size of stockpile significant should Tehran keep it in storage until terms of agreement expire

February 5, 2017

Iran’s nuclear chief said it would have 60 percent more stockpiled uranium than it did prior to its landmark 2015 agreement with world powers after a shipment expected later this week. Ali Akbar Salehi on Sunday said that Iran would receive a final batch of 149 tons of natural uranium by Tuesday, in addition to 210 tons already delivered since early 2016.

Uranium can be enriched to levels ranging from reactor fuel or medical and research purposes to the core of an atomic bomb.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-uranium-shipment-will-give-us-60-more-than-pre-deal/




Western navies hold major drill off coast of Iran

British-led ‘United Trident’ exercises come in light of increased Iranian harassment of naval vessels in Persian Gulf

February 5, 2017

Western navies held a series of drills off the coast of Iran last week, in a show of force in light of increased Iranian harassment of foreign military vessels. The exercises, dubbed “United Trident,” were led by the United Kingdom and included ships from the US, France and Australia. The navies practiced fighting off enemy aerial incursions and mine clearing, as well as live fire drills.

The final drill featured 13 ships from the allied navies sailing in formation, with helicopters flying overhead. Last week, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Sayyari was dismissive of the show of force close to Iranian waters, telling the semi-official Mehr news agency that “they talk a lot.”

He also warned the Western navies against encroaching on Iranian waters, saying, “This is our red line.” Iran has previously threatened to close off the strait in the past over tensions with the US, a move that would lead to turmoil in global oil markets.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/western-navies-hold-major-drill-off-coast-of-iran/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=c5ff7e9b88-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-c5ff7e9b88-54606857




Matthew 7:15 : "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”


Vicar of NY church arrested on child porn, drug charges

February 04, 2017

A suburban New York clergyman has been arrested after police say they found child pornography on his computer devices. Vicar Christopher King of St. James of Jerusalem Episcopal Church in Long Beach was arrested at 6 p.m. Friday.

The 51-year-old King was expected to be arraigned Saturday on charges of possessing a sexual performance by a child and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police say they also found methamphetamine, Xanax and drug paraphernalia at King's residence in the church parish hall.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/04/vicar-ny-church-arrested-on-child-porn-drug-charges.html



More Daniel 8 news:


Iran flexes its muscles, proves stupidity of Obama’s Iran Deal

February 2, 2017

What is really going on when Iran is attacking a Saudi ship? Why is Iran launching test missiles?

Are these dress rehearsals for a larger attack at US ships and strategic assets? Is there anyone today outside of Barack Obama who thinks that the Iran deal was a good deal for anyone but Iran?

The coming months may very well be very tense in the Persian Gulf. See Video:

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/iran-flexes-its-muscles-proves-stupidity-of-obamas-iran-deal/



From Iran News:

Throwing Sand in the Gears of Trumpism: Iran Puts US on Notice

Feb 02, 2017

Iran is not going to sit idly by while the Trump administration demonizes Iranian citizens and violates international protocols.

According to a Foreign Ministry statement, Iran would stop US citizens from entering the country in retaliation to Washington’s visa ban against Iran and six other Muslim countries. Iran is also seeking to replace the dollar with a new common foreign currency in all financial and foreign exchange reports. The policy will come into force in March, as the US does not have a significant role in Iranian trade and could be replaced with currencies of key partners like the European Union and China. Iran already has agreements with Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iraq to use national currencies in the local trade.

All this continued hostility is for one reason only: Sovereign Iranian independence frees it from US control. Washington and company want unchallenged regional dominance – pro-Western puppet regimes. Imperial wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere aim to achieve this objective. Iran remains largely untouched (thanks to its armed forces that are combat-ready), yet unjustly vilified, cited for nonexistent and unsubstantiated aggression and terrorism, criticized for its legitimate missile program solely for defense.

The United States has lost the chance now to revise its century-old hostile policy towards Iran and try find common grounds for standing against common enemies. ISIL and other Al-Qaeda affiliates as well as their rich Saudi masters are posing a major threat to the United States' national security, and the country's national security advisor is pointing the finger at Iran. Such a blind and delusional foreign policy and national security doctrine is destined to fall and these are the poor American people who will receive the blow for such a historic blunder.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951114000958



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."


Mattis warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' response to nuclear use

Feb 2, 2017

The US defence secretary James Mattis has said any use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an "effective and overwhelming" response.

Mr Mattis is in South Korea, where he has been assuring Seoul it has America's continuing support. North Korea's repeated missile and nuclear tests and aggressive statements continue to alarm and anger the region.

Speaking after talks at the defence ministry with his South Korean counterpart Han Min-koo, Mr Mattis told reporters that "any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming".

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38850995



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.”

Christian persecution seen in more locations across the globe, new report shows

Feb 2, 2017

In the past year, the persecution of Christians has not only increased, but it has also spread to more corners of the globe – with incidents occurring on every continent, according to a new report.

The advocacy group Open Doors USA recently released the latest edition of its annual World Watch List, which ranks countries based on the treatment of their Christian populations. The group said the increase in incidents considered persecution was alarming and only getting worse.

"It is appalling that Open Doors has to report that persecution has increased again in 2016 and we are still at the worst levels of persecution in modern times," David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA. "The spread of persecution has gotten worse, now hitting nearly every continent in the world. There were 23 Christians killed in Mexico specifically because of their faith. There are many places on Earth where being a Christian is the most dangerous thing you can be.”

The report comes on the heels of another study by the Center for Studies on New Religions that showed nearly 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in 2016 and that as many as 600 million were prevented from practicing their faith through intimidation, forced conversions, bodily harm or even death.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02/02/christian-persecution-seen-in-more-locations-across-globe-new-report-shows.html



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."

TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL OSAMA HAMDAN:

WE WILL ACCEPT A STATE IN THE 1967 LINES, WITH JERUSALEM AS ITS CAPITAL

I have to say clearly that we in Hamas want to liberate the Palestinian lands, and we want an independent sovereign state for the Palestinians, with the return of all the refugees and Jerusalem as the capital of our state.

We want to build a Palestinian state, on the lines of June 4, 1967, including Jerusalem, with the right of return of the Palestinians. This is a national Palestinian goal, agreed by all Palestinian organizations.

https://www.memri.org/tv/top-hamas-official-osama-hamdan-denies-amnesty-international-torture-allegations-says-we-will/transcript




Daniel 8:5-8:

"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. Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven."



‘Nothing’s off the table’: Trump won’t rule out military action in Iran

February 2, 2017

President Trump ratcheted up his war of words with Iran on Thursday, saying he wouldn’t rule out U.S. military action in the Middle East nation. Following a meeting at the White House, reporters shouted a question at Trump, asking whether such action was off the table in response to Tehran’s missile tests.

“Nothing’s off the table,” Trump responded. The aggressive comment came just hours after the commander-in-chief took to Twitter to say Iran is “on notice” for a launch of a missile earlier this week and to criticize the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Trump’s comments backed up national security adviser Mike Flynn’s comments Wednesday that Iran was a “destabilizing influence” in the Middle East, and that “as of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.”

A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader blamed the “inexperienced” Trump administration for the threats and vowed his country would continue testing ballistic missiles, according to NBC.

http://nypost.com/2017/02/02/nothings-off-the-table-trump-wont-rule-out-military-action-in-iran/



Reckless Iran ramps up dangers at sea, US Navy commander says

February 02, 2017

Unsafe interactions at sea between the U.S. and Iran are on a troubling upswing, the commander of an American destroyer that recently fired warning shots said on Thursday.

Cmdr. Mark Davis, the USS Mahan's commanding officer, said the number of "unsafe and unprofessional" interactions jumped from 23 in 2015 to 35 last year, although the percentage of such incidents slipped slightly.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02/02/reckless-iran-ramps-up-dangers-at-sea-us-navy-commander-says.html





Matthew 24:7 :

"And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places."


Brutal Drug-Resistant Infection Lands in Los Angeles

February 2, 2017

As the liberal outrage over President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants from some countries continues, one of the devastating effects of allowing unvetted immigrants cross borders appeared in one of America’s largest “sanctuary” areas for illegal immigrants: Los Angeles County, California.

The Los Angeles Times reported that L.A. County health officials announced Tuesday that a resident who died last year had been infected with a bacteria that was resistant to treatment, even by the “last-resort” antibiotic colistin, because it carried the mcr-1 gene.

The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is a serious problem, as it has led to strains of tuberculosis and gonorrhea that don’t respond to antibiotics, the Times reported. The mcr-1 gene was first discovered in a female patient in Pennsylvania who had a urinary tract infection in November 2015, setting off a worldwide bio-risk warning from the World Health Organization, Breitbart reported.

The Los Angeles County Health Alert Network released a “Health Advisory” Tuesday, stating that the infection was “most likely acquired during international travel.” The warning noted that the mcr-1 gene “has been reported in human specimens from five additional states and in animal specimens from two states.” Last May Chinese, British and American microbiologistsfound almost 100 instances of the mcr-1 gene, which indicated that the disease may be more far-reaching than previously thought.

This is bad news for everyone, and it presents the country with a problem that needs to be addressed — sooner rather than later. Ensuring immigrants are healthy before allowing them to enter the country would a step in the right direction.

http://conservativetribune.com/sanctuary-county-hit-with-disease/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_campaign=CTDailyEmail&utm_content=2017-02-02







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."


Beijing Pushes Back on Trump Admin Over Disputed Islands in South China Sea

Feb 1, 2017

A day after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer vowed that the United States would stand up to China's military expansion in the South China Sea, officials here are firing back.

Rex Tillerson, Trump's pick for secretary of state who is widely expected to receive full Senate backing, said during his confirmation hearing that the U.S. would block China's access to the disputed Asian islands.

"We're going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed," Tillerson said.
Chinese newspapers responded furiously:

"China has enough determination and strength to make sure that his rabble rousing will not succeed. Unless Washington plans to wage a large-scale war in the South China Sea, any other approaches to prevent Chinese access to the islands will be foolish," wrote the state-run Global Times.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/beijing-strikes-back-white-house-draws-red-lines-over-south-n711401



Daniel 8 Showdown:

The Goat from the West with a Great Nation leading the way, and an aggressive Persian Ram: “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the Time of the End." Daniel 8:17


Flynn: 'We're Officially Putting Iran on Notice' After Missile Test

February 1, 2017

Flynn was referring to a "provocative" ballistic missile test on Sunday by Tehran, which he said was carried out in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution. "The Trump administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East and which place American lives at risk," said Flynn. He also pointed to an attack Monday by Iran-supported Houthi militants on a Saudi vessel off the coast of Yemen.

U.S. defense analysts later told Fox News that the attackers may have believed they were targeting a U.S. ship. Flynn said Iran is "feeling emboldened" after eight years of "weak and ineffective" policies by the Obama administration. He said the Obama administration "failed to respond adequately" to weapons transfers, support for terrorism and other violations of international norms by Iran.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/01/flynn-were-officially-putting-iran-notice-after-missile-launch




Iran Warns U.S. not to ‘Create New Tensions’ over Missiles

January 31, 2017

Iran on Tuesday warned the United States against “creating new tensions” over its ballistic missile tests as Washington called for urgent talks at the UN Security Council on the issue. The row comes against a backdrop of already-strained relations over US President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from Iran and six other Muslim-majority countries.

The diplomatic push by the West quickly ran into trouble as Russia said a missile test would not breach a UN resolution on Iran’s nuclear program. Moscow, which is fighting alongside Tehran’s forces in Syria, said the demand for emergency talks at the Security Council was aimed at “heating up the situation”.

“The international community must not bury its head in the sand in the face of this Iranian aggression. The Security Council members must act immediately in response to these Iranian actions which endanger not only Israel, but the entire Middle East,” said Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon.

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/01/31/iran-warns-u-s-not-create-new-tensions-missiles/



More Daniel 8 news:

EU warns Iran not to ‘deepen mistrust’ with missile tests

Security Council to hold emergency talks to determine if Tehran’s ongoing firing of ballistic missiles violates UN resolutions

January 31, 2017

The UN Security Council is due to hold emergency talks at Washington’s request later Tuesday on Iran’s recent test-firing of a medium-range missile — which Tehran has not confirmed. The European Union helped broker a landmark accord between the West and Iran under which Tehran agreed to rein in its nuclear program in return for the lifting of western economic sanctions.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the test as “flagrant breach” of UN Security Council resolutions, and demanded the re=imposition of sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu said he would discuss the “handling of this whole failed nuclear accord,” with the US president during his visit to Washington next month.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/eu-warns-iran-not-to-deepen-mistrust-with-missile-tests/




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.”

US embassy relocation to Jerusalem 'a war crime'

If Trump approves the move, it would overturn decades of international consensus on Jerusalem.

January 31, 2016

Israel, and its allies in Donald Trump's new administration, want to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem, 70km away from Tel Aviv. The distance may be short but the move risks a political and diplomatic earthquake, according to most analysts. The message to the Palestinians and Arab world would be clear and provocative, said Nabil Shaath, a senior Palestinian official and former Palestinian foreign minister.

"Moving the embassy is the same as recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's united capital. It's a war crime," he told Al Jazeera. "There's no way we or the Arab world could accept it. It would mean the end of the US as the broker of the peace process. We would fight back and mobilize the rest of the world against the move."

A change of address would be seen as a US green light for Israel to extend its sovereignty over the city and its holy places, including the al-Aqsa mosque, in the view of Israeli military intelligence.

Reactions could include mass protests from the Islamic movements inside Israel; riots in the occupied Palestinian territories and neighboring states such as Jordan, which is the official guardian of al-Aqsa; and the collapse of Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority. The Israeli army believes the move also risks inflaming the wider Muslim world and increasing the threat of terror attacks against Israeli and Jewish sites around the world.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/01/embassy-relocation-jerusalem-war-crime-170129072749859.html




Matthew 24:7-8 :

" And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows."



Severe drought brings starving Kenyans to church doorsteps

January 31, 2017

East Africa is in the grips of yet another severe drought, largely attributed to climate change. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts the continent will be hardest hit by climate change, in part because 1 in 4 people in the region live in extreme poverty.

The recurrent droughts have taken a heavy toll on religious leaders, as they move to aid communities threatened by starvation. The current drought has hit Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan and Ethiopia, disrupting livelihoods for millions of people. According to religious leaders, the battles against the drought have been fierce and draining and governments are not doing enough.

“The drought is of great concern to us as Muslims,” said Sheikh Hassan Ole Naado, the deputy secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims. “We are praying and we are mobilizing.” Kenya’s government has been delivering relief food to nearly 1.6 million in arid and semi-arid areas. Officials say the number will surpass 2 million by the end of February.

http://religionnews.com/2017/01/31/severe-drought-brings-starving-kenyans-to-church-doorsteps/




Daniel 8 Showdown: The Goat from the West with a Great Nation leading the way, and an aggressive Persian Ram: “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the Time of the End."

Iranian Proxy Attacks Saudi Arabia Yet Scream “Destroy USA and Destroy Israel”

January 31, 2017

On the same day that Iran breaks Obama’s nuclear deal and conducts an illegal ballistic missile test, they also launch a missile strike on a Saudi battleship murdering 2 sailors. The strike was reportedly carried out by Iranian backed Houthi militants who are Iran’s proxy in its fight against its Sunni foe, Saudi Arabia.

After the missile hits, you can clearly hear the terrorists scream “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”. No matter what or where, terrorists always find a way to voice their desire to attack and destroy Israel and the US, even when we are not even involved! The US and Israel have joint enemies because to them it always comes down to: “Allahu Akbar. Death to America. Death to Israel”.

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/iranians-attacks-saudi-arabia-yet-scream-destroy-usa-and-destroy-israel/?omhide=true




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.”

900 Churches in Nigeria Destroyed by Boko Haram

January 31, 2017

At least 900 Christian churches have been destroyed at the hands of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, as part of the Islamic radical group's campaign to drive out all Christians from the north, the youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria reported.

CAN said that the "carnage" being carried out against Christians is "not accidental," and argued that continued attacks in Southern Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, and Taraba communities show that Boko Haram's war on followers of Christ, which started in 2009, continues in full force.

"Christians continue to be the main and constant target of Islamic radicals like Boko Haram and Fulani militants without any hope of ever being protected or for the authorities to bring justice," ICC said in a note, referring also to the Fulani herdsmen, a separate Islamic radical group that reportedly killed over 800 Christians and moderate Muslims in the last half of 2016.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/900-churches-in-nigeria-destroyed-by-boko-haram-173879/#CG6Wzp1EIBHbvOCf.99




Daniel 8 Showdown: The Goat from the West with a Great Nation leading the way, and an aggressive Persian Ram: “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the Time of the End."

Iran tests ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolution, US officials say

January 30, 2017

Iran conducted its first ballistic missile test under Donald Trump's presidency, in yet another apparent violation of a United Nations resolution, U.S. officials told Fox News on Monday.

The Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile flew 600 miles before exploding, in a failed test of a reentry vehicle, officials said. Iran defense minister Brigadier Gen. Hossein Dehqan said in September that Iran would start production of the missile. President Trump on Sunday spoke with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, a conversation in which the two "agreed on the importance of rigorously enforcing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran and of addressing Iran’s destabilizing regional activities," the White House said in a statement.

A ballistic missile launch could potentially fall under "destabilizing regional activities."


http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/30/iran-conducts-ballistic-missile-test-us-officials-say.html



Matthew 24:6-8: “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. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warns that countries are preparing for World War 3

'It all looks as if the world is preparing for war,' said the former Russian president.

January 28, 2017

Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that the world looks as if it is preparing for World War Three amid a new nuclear arms race. The former Soviet leader ruled the Communist Party towards the end of the Cold War when Russia and the US were at constant threat of escalating tensions and engaging in a global war.

"While state budgets are struggling to fund people's essential social needs, military spending is growing," Gorbachev wrote in an opinion piece for Time magazine."Money is easily found for sophisticated weapons whose  destructive power is comparable to that of the weapons of mass destruction; for submarines whose single salvo is capable of devastating half a continent; for missile defence systems that undermine strategic stability.

"Politicians and military leaders sound increasingly belligerent and defense doctrines more dangerous. Commentators and TV personalities are joining the bellicose chorus. It all looks as if the world is preparing for war."

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/soviet-leader-mikhail-gorbachev-warns-that-countries-are-preparing-world-war-3-1603613




The 2017 Doomsday Clock

January 27, 2017

In its two most recent annual announcements on the Clock, the Science and Security Board warned: “The probability ofglobal catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.”

The United States and Russia—which together possess more than 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons—remained at odds in a variety of theaters, from Syria to Ukraine to the borders of NATO; both countries continued wide-ranging modernizations of their nuclear forces, and serious arms control negotiations were nowhere to be seen.

North Korea conducted its fourth and fifth underground nuclear tests and gave every indication it would continue to develop nuclear weapons delivery capabilities. Threats of nuclear warfare hung in the background as Pakistan and India faced each other warily across the Line of Control in Kashmir after militants attacked two Indian army bases

In 2017, we find the danger to be even greater, the need for action more urgent. It is two and a half minutes to midnight, the Clock is ticking, global danger looms. Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. Read much more:

http://thebulletin.org/sites/default/files/Final%202017%20Clock%20Statement.pdf



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.”

California lawmakers want third-gender option on IDs

January 26, 2017

Democratic lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill supporters say would make California the first state to add a third gender option on state identifying documents.

State Sen. Toni Atkins' bill would add a non-binary gender marker option for driver's licenses, birth certificates, identity cards and gender change court orders. The San Diego Democrat says SB 179 would also simplify the process for changing one's gender on those documents.

Transgender people face discrimination in their everyday lives when they use IDs that do not match the gender they appear to be, Atkins said. The legislation would help transgender people and those who do not identify as either male or female to obtain official documents that match their gender identity, she said. The bill would also allow minors to apply for a gender change on their birth certificate.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/26/california-lawmakers-want-third-gender-option-on-ids.html



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

Earthquake in Crete also felt in Israel

Earthquake measuring 5.6 degrees in the east coast of Crete felt in parts of Israel. No injuries or damages reported.

1/26/2017

An earthquake measuring 5.6 degrees on the Richter scale which hit the east coast of Crete on Wednesday evening was also felt in parts of Israel. The epicenter of the earthquake was 52 kilometers (32 miles) below sea level. There were no reports of injuries or damages in either Crete or Israel.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/223871




Daniel 8 Showdown: The Goat from the West with a Great Nation leading the way, and an aggressive Persian Ram: “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the Time of the End." Daniel 8:17

The Far Right's Obsession with Iran

1/24/2017

In his inauguration speech, President Donald Trump vowed to eradicate "radical Islamic terrorism" from the "face of earth." His top lieutenants have identified the targets of this effort. Rex Tillerson, in his confirmation testimony for secretary of state, lumped together the so-called Islamic State (ISIS or IS), al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), and "some elements within Iran"-even though Shia Iran is bitterly opposed to the ultra-Salafist IS and al-Qaeda and, to a lesser degree, the Sunni fundamentalist MB.

Yet, apart from such sweeping "clash of civilizations"-type assertions, this ambitious project looks remarkably scant on details. Although Bannon, for example, is very hostile to Saudi Arabia, he has never made his views on Iran known, nor is he on the record showing any understanding of the differences between Sunni and Shia. Flynn is known for his obsessive Iranophobia. And James Mattis, the Defence Secretary sometimes seen as a potentially moderating influence in the Trump cabinet, went as far as to suggest that Iran and IS may somehow be in cahoots.

http://www.payvand.com/news/17/jan/1128.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.”

Nuclear War, Thirty Seconds to Midnight – The Final Wake Up Call

January 24, 2017

A shocking documentary that traces the origins of U.S. genocides, military interventions and wars from the 15th century when the white, colonial explorers first came to the Americas to the very present. American Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim the earth and its resources as their own are the beliefs that are the foundation of American foreign policy in the 21st Century that has humanity on the brink of extinction.

Dr. Helen Caldicot, Ray McGovern, Chris Hedges, Ann Wright, Peter Kusnick, Bill McKibben, David Vine and other activists, scholars, and authors explain and clarify the crisis and threats to life on the planet. The only real hope lies in the result of the epic battle for humanity’s survival between two contrasting world views. On one side is the unipolar, capitalist world-domination by the U.S. enforced by the most lethal military the world has ever seen.

On the other side is a view held by Russia, China and the BRICS nations built on a multi- polar world based on respect, the sovereignty of all nations, international law, the equal value of all people, and cooperation. So here we are. Humanity’s epic battle for survival. An old paradigm based on white, colonial domination and empire versus the shared vision of others who are working for a peaceful world based on justice, international law and the prosperity of all people. See Video:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/nuclear-war-thirty-seconds-to-midnight-the-final-wake-up-call/5570480





China Moves Nuclear Missiles to Russian Border

Jan 24, 2017

China has deployed Dongfeng-41 nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles to the Heilongjiang province bordering with Russia, Chinese media has reported. After photographs and videos of the missiles in transit to the province appeared on the Chinese internet, the Global Times newspaper confirmed the reports Tuesday.

"Based on the information from analysts, the photo was taken in the Heilongjiang province," the newspaper reported. The newspaper also suggested that the redeployment of the missiles may be a reaction to the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, who is known for his criticism of China.

"The U.S. has not shown due respect to the armed forces of the People's Republic of China," the paper noted.

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/china-moves-nuclear-missiles-to-russian-border-56903






Trump administration threatens response to Beijing’s South China Sea territory grab

January 24, 2017

The standoff between China and the US looks set to reach new highs, as the Trump administration promises steps to prevent Beijing’s takeover of “international territories” in the strategic waterway in the South China Sea.

“The US is going to make sure that we protect our interests there,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday. “It’s a question of if those islands are in fact in international waters and not part of China proper, then yeah, we’re going to make sure that we defend international territories from being taken over by one country,” Spicer added.

China, with its massive military and nuclear capabilities, has not been taking these warnings sitting down. A foreign ministry response on Monday said “the United States is not a party in the South China Sea issue.”

Chinese media also said earlier in January that the US is asking for “large-scale war” if it seriously intends to block China’s access to the islands. If Tillersons’ warnings become a reality, “the two sides had better prepare for a military clash,” said an editorial in The Global Times.

“Tillerson had better bone up on nuclear power strategies if he wants to force a big nuclear power to withdraw from its own territories,” it wrote.

https://www.rt.com/usa/374896-trump-china-sea-takeover/




"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.”


Iraq’s al-Sadr threatens to ‘liberate’ Jerusalem if Trump moves embassy

Powerful Shiite cleric joins chorus of Arab leaders warning of violent backlash if US transfers embassy from Tel Aviv

January 24, 2017

Moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be a declaration of war on Islam, influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Tuesday. “Transferring the US Embassy to Jerusalem would be a public and more-explicit-than-ever declaration of war against Islam,” he said in a statement.

Sadr, a firebrand Shiite cleric whose militia once fought US occupation forces in Iraq, called for the “formation of a special division to liberate Jerusalem were the decision to be implemented.”

Palestinian and Arab leaders have warned that relocating the embassy could lead to mass protests and unrest. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has indicated he could revoke the PLO’s recognition of Israel and Abbas’s Fatah party warned the move “would open the gates of hell.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iraq-cleric-warns-us-moving-embassy-is-declaration-of-war-on-islam/




Jerusalem is the Center of Gravity

January 23, 2017

Israel's control of a united Jerusalem is challenged now more than ever. U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, adopted on December 23, 2016, declared the Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, and the Temple Mount occupied territory and any Jewish presence there illegal if it is without Palestinian consent. This followed the October 2016 UNESCO resolution ignoring Jewish links to the Temple Mount. Moreover, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on December 28, 2016 that for the first time, the U.S. supports the idea that Jerusalem should be the capital of two peoples.

Jerusalem carries great symbolic value. There is no Zionism without Jerusalem, and David Ben-Gurion accordingly gave the city first priority during the 1948 War of Independence. The Palestinians understand this, which is one of the central reasons why they insist on claiming Jerusalem: They hope to water down Jewish attachment to the land of Israel.

They have not been entirely unsuccessful in this. Today, the most assimilated elements in Israel's society advocate parting with the Temple Mount for the sake of peace. Most Israelis, however, continue to believe that Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are more important than peace. Indeed, they are ready to fight for it. (For the time being, the Palestinian leadership feels the same.)

http://www.meforum.org/6492/jerusalem-is-the-center-of-gravity?utm_source=Middle+East+Forum&utm_campaign=ef61f3610b-inbar_efraim_2017_01_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_086cfd423c-ef61f3610b-33753609&goal=0_086cfd423c-ef61f3610b-33753609





Daniel 8 is being set up:

PM Netanyahu's Message to the Iranian People

1/21/2017

WATCH: Israel's Prime Minister Sends special message to the Iranian people, says, "You are shackled by a theocratic tyranny."

Israeli President Binyamin Netanyahu posted on Facebook on Saturday night, "I plan to speak soon with President Trump about how to counter the threat of the Iranian regime which calls for Israel's destruction.

"By calling daily for Israel's destruction, the regime hopes to instill hostility between us. This is wrong.We are your friend, not your enemy. We've always distinguished between the Iranian people and the Iranian regime.

"The regime is cruel – the people are not; the regime is aggressive – the people are warm. I yearn for the day when Israelis and Iranians can once again visit each other freely in Tehran and Esfahan, in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. "The fanatics must not win. Their cruelty must not conquer our compassion.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/223609




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."

In call with Netanyahu, Trump vows to ‘closely consult’ on tackling Iran threat, help Israel make peace

January 23, 2017

In his first phone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening, new US President Donald Trump pledged close consultation in “addressing the threats posed by Iran,” unprecedented support for Israel’s security, and a determination to help Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians.

The two leaders discussed ways to “advance and strengthen the US-Israel special relationship” and to boost security and stability in the region, the White House said. Trump stressed “the importance the United States places on our close military, intelligence and security cooperation with Israel, which reflects the deep and abiding partnership between our countries.”

“The prime minister expressed his desire to work closely with President Trump to forge a common vision to advance peace and security in the region, with no daylight between the United States and Israel,” the Israeli statement said.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-call-with-netanyahu-trump-vows-to-closely-consult-on-iran-says-us-will-help-israel-make-peace/




Matthew 24:7

“And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


Powerful 7.9 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

January 22, 2017

A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/22/powerful-7-9-earthquake-hits-solomon-islands.html



6.8-magnitude earthquake felt in Solomon Islands


A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands on Thursday night.

1/20/2017

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/378937





Person-to-person transmission drives epidemic of XDR-TB in South African province


January 19, 2017

Person-to-person transmission may be the primary driver of an epidemic of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa that has exploded over the past 15 years, the scale of which matches the incidence rate of all forms of TB in the United States, according to researchers.

“In the interval since XDR tuberculosis was first described globally and in South Africa, the XDR tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa has continued unabated,” they wrote in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Gandhi and colleagues noted that XDR-TB, which is lethal and hard to treat, is increasingly recognized as a threat to global health and that a lack of preventive therapy for contacts of patients “further underscores the need to control the current epidemic.”

http://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/respiratory-infections/news/in-the-journals/%7B3f1dd38c-ffb6-435e-9388-71ab4aea83c2%7D/person-to-person-transmission-drives-epidemic-of-xdr-tb-in-south-african-province



These Three Diseases Could Be the Next Global Epidemic

A half-billion-dollar project announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos aims to develop vaccines against the deadly MERS, Lassa and Nipah viruses.

Jan 19, 2017

With the world still reeling from outbreaks of deadly Ebola and baby-deforming Zika, governments and charities launched a $460-million (431 million-euro) initiative Thursday to "outsmart" infectious epidemics.

"We know that epidemics are among the significant threats we face to life, health and prosperity," said Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, a health research charity which backs the project. The economic damage caused by epidemics is matched only by wars and environmental disaster, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg said in Davos.

"Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia suffered an economic loss of at least $3 billion as a result of Ebola, and we know that SARS cost $40 billion." About 11,300 people died in a 2013-16 Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — the worst outbreak by far in the disease's 40-year history. Since 2015, more than 2,200 babies in Brazil have been born with microcephaly, a crippling deformation of the head and brain, in an unprecedented outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

http://www.seeker.com/these-three-diseases-could-be-the-next-global-epidemic-2201868621.html



Looming famine threatens child survival as 5 million face starvation in Somalia


Jan. 19, 2017

"The crisis in Somalia risks sliding into yet another famine unless we act urgently and swiftly. Some 320,000 children under age 5 are acutely malnourished, and 50,000 of them are so severely malnourished they risk dying without emergency intervention. Compounding the crisis is the continued displacement of people as a result of fighting. This is one of the key factors curtailing our effort to build the resilience capabilities of villagers and communities in especially remote parts of Somalia."

"Everyone in the humanitarian sector is on high alert and we don't want to see children dying again. Humanitarian organizations have become better at predicting such disasters and there is a looming crisis at hand, with heart rending consequences for children and their families and we must act now to prevent deaths. The landscape in Somalia is littered with animal carcasses. We must save the children, who will surely follow if we do not provide food, water, and health and nutrition assistance now."

According to the United Nations over 40 per cent of Somalia's population are starving due to poor rains and continued fighting.Famine was last declared in parts of Somalia is 2011, killing 260, 000 people. The maternal mortality ratio for Somalia is among the highest in the world at 732 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. Around 3 million school-age children are out of school with numbers predicted to increase. Over 20 per cent of all children under 14 are contracting TB.

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/looming-famine-threatens-child-survival-as-5-million-face-starvation-in-somalia-611251755.html




Quake-triggered avalanche buries Rigopiano hotel in Abruzzo, Italy

19 Jan 2017

First earthquake was of magnitude 5.3 which struck 25 km northwest of L’Aquila on 18 January at 10:25 local time. It was followed by a stronger 5.7 tremor at 11:14 local time. The third earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck 11 minutes later. The fourth earthquake of magnitude 5.2 was registered at 14:33 local time.

The earthquake-triggered avalanche buried the Rigopiano hotel at a ski resort in central Italy, leaving up to 29 hotel guests and workers missing or dead.


http://www.disaster-report.com/2017/01/earthquake-avalanche-rigopiano-hotel-abruzzo-italy.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+disaster-report+%28Disaster+Report%29




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.”

More Americans Identify as LGBT; Millennials Driving the Increase

January 15, 2017

The percentage of American adults openly identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender has increased from 3.5 percent in 2012 to 4.1 percent in 2016, a change that is led by the millennials, according to a Gallup poll. From 8.3 million U.S. adults identifying themselves as LGBT in 2012, the number has now risen to 10 million, says Gallup's 2016 poll, which is based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 1.6 million adults as part of Gallup Daily tracking. Read more at:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/more-americans-identify-as-lgbt-millennials-driving-the-increase-172980/#5Zv3BU0gme5F3ZTB.99




Daniel 8 Showdown:
The Goat from the West with a Great Nation leading the way, and an aggressive Persian Ram: “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the Time of the End."

US ‘hostility’ to Tehran growing despite nuke deal

Iran says Deputy FM Abbas Araghchi accuses America of seeking to impede Iran’s ‘progress’ since agreement went into effect last year

January 15, 2017

US “hostility” to Iran is growing day by day despite Tehran’s nuclear deal, a senior Iranian official said Sunday, ahead of the first anniversary of the historic accord.

“The United States has done whatever it can do slow down Iran’s progress” after the deal, said Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, the chief Iranian negotiator in the agreement that took effect on January 16 last year. “In the last 12 months, we have witnessed delays and the disrespecting of promises by the US and some countries. Their hostility increases by the day.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-hostility-to-tehran-growing-despite-nuke-deal-iran-says/





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.”

FATAH OFFICIAL: MOVING US EMBASSY IN ISRAEL WILL 'OPEN THE GATES OF HELL'

15 JANUARY 2017

Palestinian movement's spokesman charges that “all chances for peace and stability will be lost” if Trump follows the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will “open the gates of hell,” a Fatah spokesman said on Saturday night.

If US President-elect Donald Trump follows through with his campaign promise to relocate the United States diplomatic headquarters to Jerusalem, “all chances for peace and stability will be lost,” Osama Qawasmeh, a Fatah spokesman said, adding that, “The gates of hell will be opened in the region and the world.”

“The free people of the world will not permit the passage of such a step, which is an attack on our history, religion, cultural heritage, and legal rights,” the Fatah spokesman stated, emphasizing that the Palestinians will “defend Jerusalem and our land regardless of the sacrifice.”

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Fatah-official-Moving-US-embassy-in-Israel-will-open-the-gates-of-hell-478476



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.”

The Jihadist War against Christianity

January 11, 2017

What our world does currently face is a historic problem of genocide against Christians and other religious minorities. The report Genocide Against Christians in the Middle East states that the murder of Christians is commonplace in Iraq, Syria and Libya. The watchdog group Aid to the Church in Need recently released its 2016 report “Religious Freedom in the World.”

Out of the 196 countries the report examined, 38 showed “unmistakable evidence” of religious freedom violations; twenty-three of those countries were placed in the top-level “Persecution” category, for their atrocities committed against Christians.

The nations branded so extreme that “it could scarcely get any worse” were: Afghanistan, northern Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Syria. The clampdown on underground churches in Iran shows no sign of letting up in that Shi’a Muslim country.

In Pakistan, even a false accusation of blasphemy can cost you your life. The ACLJ is working to save the life of Asia Bibi, who faces the death penalty in Pakistan, for this very reason. In Sudan, we are working to save the life of Christian pastors who face possible death for their Christian faith. While one of them was recently released, another still stands trial, facing a potential death sentence, merely because of his Christian faith.

https://aclj.org/persecuted-church/the-jihadist-war-against-christianity




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."


North Korea warns of nuclear war

January 11, 2017

Deputy Permanent Representative of the DPRK to the UN John Kim Ryong stated at the meeting of the UN Security Council that a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula may begin any moment.

According to the official, the situation on the Korean Peninsula remains "extremely tense." John Kim Ryong said that a nuclear conflict could begin because of military maneuvers that the US conducted with its allies "to strangle the DPRK by means of unprecedented political, military, economic isolation and pressure."

http://www.pravdareport.com/news/world/asia/11-01-2017/136600-north_korea_nuclear_war-0/#sthash.p748xW36.dpuf



Matthew 24:7:

 And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places."


WHO reports suspected plague outbreak in Madagascar

January 11, 2017

WHO reported that health officials are currently investigating a suspected outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague in the Southeastern region of Madagascar that resulted in 62 illnesses and 26 deaths.

The cases, six of which have been confirmed, occurred in two adjacent districts in two neighboring regions —Befotaka district in Atsimo-Atsinanana Region and Iakora district in Ihorombe Region. These are the first cases to be reported in the area since 1950. Of the reported cases, five were classified as pneumonic plague and the remaining as bubonic plague. Retrospective investigations revealed that the outbreak may have started in mid-August.

There were 320 cases of plague reported worldwide in 2015, including 77 deaths.

http://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/zoonotic-infections/news/online/%7B512c0dd0-65b7-4dc0-8daf-5cda04702350%7D/who-reports-suspected-plague-outbreak-in-madagascar






Daniel 8 Showdown: The Goat from the West with a Great Nation leading the way, and an aggressive Persian Ram: “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the Time of the End."

Iran Steps Up Threats to Israel, U.S.

January 11, 2017

Iran's threats against Israel and the US are becoming bolder and louder. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is now repeatedly threatening Israel's annihilation relatively soon. In addition, Iranian officials are warning President-elect Donald Trump that if he makes any wrong move, it would lead to a World War, wiping Israel from the face of earth and destroying the smaller Gulf states.

A senior adviser to the Revolutionary Guards' elite unit, the Quds Force, previously said that Iran is ready to follow Khamenei's orders once the leader gives the green light. According to the semi-official Fars News Agency, Karimpour said, "If the Supreme Leader's orders [are] to be executed, with the abilities and the equipment at our disposal, we will raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes.

According to Iran's state-owned news agency Tasnim, General Hossein Salami pointed out: "Hezbollah has 100,000 missiles ready to hit Israel to liberate the occupied Palestinian territories if the Zionist regime repeats its past mistakes... today, the grounds for the annihilation and collapse of the Zionist regime are (present) more than ever."

The so-called moderate Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, said previously: "The Zionist regime (Israel) is a regional base for America and the global arrogance ... Disunity and discord among Muslim and terrorist groups in the region ... have diverted us from the important issue of Palestine... We stand with the dispossessed Palestinian nation."

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9750/iran-threats-israel-us




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.”

IRAN SHIITE MILITIAS ENDANGERING FUTURE OF IRAQ

The Islamic Republic continues on its path of death and destruction.

January 11, 2017

A conglomerate of Iran-backed Shiite militias in Iraq, known as the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), or more commonly by the Arabic label al-Hashd al-Shaabi, pose a very dire threat for the future of Iraq. This sectarian group of dangerous armed elements is resorting to any and all crimes with the objective of pursuing Tehran’s policies across Mesopotamia.

“Paramilitary militias nominally operating as part of the Iraqi armed forces in the fight against the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) are using arms from Iraqi military stockpiles, provided by the USA, Europe, Russia and Iran, to commit war crimes, revenge attacks and other atrocities,” Amnesty International reported.
The PMU “have used those arms to facilitate the enforced disappearance and abduction of thousands of mainly Sunni men and boys, torture and extrajudicial executions as well as wanton destruction of property,” the alarming statement adds.

The report highlights “four main militias that Amnesty International has documented committing serious human rights violations: Munathamat Badr (Badr Brigades or Badr Organization), Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous), Kata’ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Brigades) and the Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades).”

It is an undeniable fact that the PMU pursues the fundamental interests of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, receiving their orders directly from Tehran. The Iranian opposition, itself the target of the Iranian regime’s attacks, has time and again warned of Tehran’s increasing meddling in Iraq.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265385/iran-shiite-militias-endangering-future-iraq-heshmat-alavi




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

Huge 7.3 earthquake strikes the Philippines

Quake measured at a depth of 617 km, according to the US Geological Survey

January 10, 2017

A major undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck southeast of the Philippines on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was measured at a depth of 617 km (380 miles), the USGS said. It struck in the Celebes Sea and comes five days after a smaller, 4.7-magnitude tremor in the same area, according to the USGS.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/philippines-earthquake-latest-73-magnitude-a7518656.html




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.”

Iran set to receive huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia amid lawmakers' concerns

January 09, 2017

Iran is set to receive a massive shipment of natural uranium from Russia -- enough, potentially, for several bombs, diplomats said Monday, highlighting a move that could give the Islamic Republic major leverage if the U.S. tries dismantling the controversial nuclear deal.

David Albright, whose Institute of Science and International Security often briefs U.S. lawmakers on Iran's nuclear program, says the shipment could be enriched to enough weapons-grade uranium for more than 10 simple nuclear bombs, "depending on the efficiency of the enrichment process and the design of the nuclear weapon."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/09/iran-set-to-receive-huge-shipment-natural-uranium-from-russia-amid-lawmakers-concerns.html





"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.” Zech 12:1-2

Top PA imam: Moving US embassy to Jerusalem a ‘declaration of war’ on Islam‘

In matters of religion, faith, values, ethics, and history, there can be no compromises,’

January 8, 2017

If the incoming US administration of President-elect Donald J Trump fulfills its campaign promise to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, it would be considered “a declaration of war” on all Muslims, the Palestinian Authority’s supreme Sharia judge Mahmoud Al-Habbash declared on Friday.

“The new American administration intends to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem. In a simple, calm, and rational manner, in clear words that need no explanation and which are unambiguous: Such a step, for every Muslim, is a declaration of war on all Muslims,” said Habbash in a Friday sermon broadcast on official PA TV, and attended by PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

“We are no one’s enemies, and we do not want to be. We are not enemies of the US and we do not want to be. However, when something harms our faith and our existence, we cannot stand by and do nothing.”

He continued: “Occupied Jerusalem is our eternal capital, the capital of our existence and the capital of our state. In politics, there can be compromises here and there… In politics there can be negotiation. However, in matters of religion, faith, values, ethics, and history, there can be no compromises.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/top-pa-imam-moving-us-embassy-to-jerusalem-a-declaration-of-war/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=4b6d5100f4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-4b6d5100f4-54606857




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.”

Iran's New Indigenous Air Defense System

Clearly, if Iran continues to develop long range launch capabilities, it could choose destabilize the entire Middle East region, and directly threaten Israel and Europe.

The rapid development of an advanced system such as the Bavar-3 demonstrates that the Iranians are capable of developing not only defensive but also offensive weapons systems, even as Iran remains prohibited under the present UNSC Resolution 2231 (2015) from developing surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

If Iran continues to develop offensive nuclear and long-range ballistic missile capabilities, the international community may be in for an unpleasant surprise -- awakening to find a nuclear-armed Iran protected by sophisticated, hardened air defenses. By then, the balance of power in the Middle East will be altered irreversibly.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9638/iran-air-defence




Daniel 11:30-31 :

“For ships from Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage. So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant, and forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily, and place there the abomination of desolation.”



Russia's emerging naval presence in the Mediterranean

Russians know that access to the Mediterranean means access to the world. A Russian sailor stands guard on the deck of a Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser docked in the Cypriot (Chittim) port of Limassol

Russian President Vladimir Putin is eager to bring Russia back to its imperial ways and has made the Mediterranean Sea a priority for the Russian Navy.

Earlier this year during a visit to Russian-occupied Crimea, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu said that the "Mediterranean region was the core of all essential dangers to Russia's national interests".




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

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Canada's Far North

9 January 2017

The Far North of Canada was rocked this Sunday by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck about 53 miles southeast of the Inuit hamlet of Resolute, on Cornwallis Island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and Earthquakes Canada. No casualties or major damages have been reported.

The tremor was about 12 miles deep, the agency reported, and was detected at around 5:47 p.m., with its epicenter located in the Barrow Strait waterway, Global News reported. The U.S. Geological Survey had originally measured the earthquake at 6.4 before being downgraded.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/5.8-Magnitude-Earthquake-hits-Canadas-Far-North-20170109-0005.html




Daniel 8 Showdown: The Goat from the West with a Great Nation leading the way, and an aggressive Persian Ram: “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the Time of the End."

CONFRONTATION BETWEEN US, IRANIAN SHIPS REPORTED IN PERSIAN GULF

09 JANUARY 2017

A U.S Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels after they closed in at a high rate of speed near the Strait of Hormuz, two US defense officials told Reuters on Monday.

The incident, which occurred Sunday and was first reported by Reuters, comes as US President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office on Jan. 20. In September, Trump vowed that any Iranian vessels that harass the US Navy in the Gulf would be "shot out of the water."

The destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels after they closed in at a high rate of speed near the Strait of Hormuz, two US defense officials told Reuters on Monday. The incident, which occurred Sunday and was first reported by Reuters, comes as US President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office on Jan. 20. In September, Trump vowed that any Iranian vessels that harass the US Navy in the Gulf would be "shot out of the water."

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/US-ship-fires-warning-shots-after-confrontation-off-Iranian-coast-477899




2 Timothy 3:1:

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come”


5 dead, 8 injured in shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport

January 6, 2017

A gunman, apparently acting alone, opened fire at random on passengers in a baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport Friday, killing five people and injuring eight, before being taken into custody, according to law enforcement authorities. Witnesses said the male shooter emptied several magazines of bullets, then dropped to the floor spread-eagled to await arrest. He was taken into custody without incident by a Broward County sheriff's deputy, according to Sheriff Scott Israel.

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/01/06/reports-shots-fired-ft-lauderdale-airport/96248086/



Chicago's crime epidemic: How you can help


Jan 6, 2017

“The six days we were in Chicago, 55 people were shot, 16 were killed. We were struck by just how routine it all felt. The dead and wounded were removed with grim efficiency — right down to the hazmat crews that cleaned away the blood. Murder seemed almost normal."

Those words from "60 Minutes" correspondent Bill Whitaker in a piece, "Crisis in Chicago," that aired Sunday might startle those unfamiliar with the depths of Chicago's crime epidemic. Bloodshed - the new normal. But to a city emotionally inoculated by a steady exposure to street violence, Whitaker's words were not particularly provocative. The show aired. Most of us resumed our "normal" lives.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-mentor-emanuel-chicago-crime-homicide-murder-edit-0104-jm-20170103-story.html




Zechariah 14:2:

“For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem”

Abbas warns Trump: Don't move the embassy

PA chairman says that moving the American embassy to Jerusalem could jeopardize peace prospects.

January 6, 2017

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump against moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Moving the embassy would be crossing a "red line" and could jeopardize peace prospects. "Any statement or position that disrupts or changes the status of Jerusalem is a red line which we will not accept," warned Abbas. Abbas said that if the embassy was moved "the peace process in the Middle East, and even peace in the world, will be in severe trouble."

Abbas’s comments received the backing of Jordan, whose Information Minister warned of “catastrophic” repercussions should the embassy be moved. The minister, Mohammed Momani, said that moving the embassy would be a “red line” for Jordan, would “inflame the Islamic and Arab streets” and serve as a “gift to extremists.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/222889




Daniel 8:2-3:
“I saw in the vision, and it so happened while I was looking, that I was in Shushan, the citadel, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in the vision that I was by the River Ulai (Karun). Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was 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.”


Iranian MP warns about Baghdad dam construction plan

January 6, 2017

An Iranian parliamentarian on Wednesday made warnings about Iraq’s decision to build a dam across Arvand Rud, saying this will turn Abadan, southwest of Iran, into a salt marsh.

“Iraq plans to trap water of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Um al-Rasas by constructing a dam, If the plan is implemented, what remains of palm groves in the vicinity of Arvand Rud will disappear.”

This will happen as dam construction in the region will further salinate Arvand Rud, already saline by more than 21 billion cubic meters of high-mineral flows from Karun, the largest river of Iran, the lawmaker added. Um al-Rasas Island is located in Arvand Rud, a border river called Shatt al-Arab by Iraqis, near the southern city of Basra, about 341 miles south of Baghdad.

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/409835/Iranian-MP-warns-about-Baghdad-dam-construction-plan


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.”

Iran Is Signaling Its Intent to Occupy More Cities in the Middle East

January 6, 2017

Hamad Al-Majed, a Saudi columnist for the London-based daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, wrote: "The well-known photo of the Gen. Qassem Soleimani arrogantly walking the empty streets of Aleppo that his forces destroyed and whose residents they killed and expelled... is a massive propaganda message that Iran has leaked to the media, and holds within it thousands [more] messages.

It is as if Soleimani, a military peacock arrogant over his victories, is muttering: 'Yesterday we liberated Baghdad and the other Iraqi cities, and after that Sana'a [in Yemen], and after that we took over Beirut [in Lebanon], and today we are liberating Aleppo. It is only a matter of time before [we] dismantle the other cities in Syria, and then, sooner or later, you will see me strolling through the rubble of other Arab cities in the Middle East..."

'Ali Al-Husseini, a columnist for the Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal, which is affiliated with pro-Saudi and anti-Assad elements in Lebanon, wrote: "Two days ago, the Iranian expansion plan was revealed, [which has now] reached Aleppo after [reaching the Syrian cities of] Al-Qusayr, Al-Zabadani, and Madaya, [occupied by Hizbullah]. [What revealed this plan was] IRGC [Qods Force] commander Qassem Soleimani, who emerged strolling the neighborhoods of Aleppo that reek of destruction, witnessed the killing of children, and are littered with the bodies of dead residents. There is no doubt that this was a painful picture for residents of the city...

https://www.memri.org/reports/resistance-axis-opponents-enraged-photos-qods-force-commander-qassem-soleimani-aleppo-photos#_edn2



Matthew 24:23-27 :

"Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There!' do not believe it. 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. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be."

Israel’s Law Enforcement Gearing Up to Welcome Messiah

January 2, 2017

Roni Alsheikh, the Israeli Commissioner of Police, announced last week that his department of law enforcement personnel is preparing for the arrival of the Messiah in a truly unique way. Alsheikh was filmed at a celebration held by Chabad Hasidim in his neighborhood of Givat Shmuel, not far from Tel Aviv, in honor of the 19th of the Hebrew month Kislev.

“We, the police, are very involved in strengthening the mitzvot (Bible commandments) between man and his fellow,” announced Alsheikh at the gathering. “When the Messiah comes, everyone will want to [approach] him so it will get very crowded,” predicted the commissioner. “That will be a time when we will have to be very strong in        In describing the very important role the Israeli police will play upon Messiah’s arrival, Alsheikh said to the joyous Hasidim gathered, “Not only are we busy enforcing the law, we also try to enact preventative measures [regarding] how to strengthen mutual consideration for our fellow(Messiah).”

“There is no doubt that happiness and serving God will bring us closer,” Alsheikh said at the gathering.

“Soon, God willing, we will need to start preparing for the security operation necessary upon the arrival of the Messiah.”

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/81311/israels-law-enforcement-gearing-welcome-messiah/#luXEp4oKbCjiS7Wg.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."


N. Korea holds mass rally after Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s ‘nuke’ message 

6 Jan, 2017

Thousands of North Koreans have taken to the streets of the capital Pyongyang after leader Kim Jong-un, in his New Year’s message, announced preparations for a test-launch of banned ICBMs were at the ‘final stage.’ The demonstrators gathered in Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang and chanted “long live comrade Kim Jong-un”

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running high since the beginning of 2016, as North Korea has been conducting nuclear and ballistic missile tests in violation of UN resolutions. The situation has worsened since Washington’s recent decision to deploy sophisticated nuclear-capable bombers at its base on Guam in the western Pacific, and the announcement of the deployment of THAAD missile systems in South Korea.

Pyongyang has repeatedly said that it is ready to battle the US “with nuclear hammers of justice” and that the North has all the resources necessary to battle US “nuclear hegemony.”

https://www.rt.com/news/372816-north-korea-mass-rally/



Matthew 24:7

“And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”


5.1 magnitude earthquake strikes west of Port Hardy

January 6, 2016

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake has struck 186 kilometers west of Port Hardy, on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was reported at 7:49 a.m. Pacific Time. It occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a tsunami warning, watch or advisory for the Pacific coast.

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/5-1-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-west-of-port-hardy


Four killed in 5.1-magnitude quake in southern Iran


Jan 6, 2017

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale has hit Iran’s southern city of Khonj in Fars Province, killing four people and injuring four others. As a result of the earthquake, which occurred at 6 a.m. local time on Friday, the walls of old buildings crumbled and the local power grid was shut down.

Officials have dispatched search and rescue teams to the quake-hit areas. According to the director general of the province’s crisis management organization, the entire area is currently on a state of alert.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/06/505035/iran-earthquake-Khonj-Fars-Province




Daniel 8 Showdown:

The Goat from the West with a Great Nation leading the way, and an aggressive Persian Ram: “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the Time of the End." Daniel 8:17

Iran Capable of Producing Needed Missiles, Aircraft: IRGC Commander

January 5, 2017

“Iran is now capable of designing and producing any needed missiles and aircraft,” Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said in a speech on Thursday. Highlighting Iran’s know-how to manufacture a wide range of military equipment, including missiles, he stressed that the Islamic Republic has made achievements in this field as it has taken the animosity of its enemies toward the country seriously.

The Iranian commander further hailed the country’s intelligence capabilities and said Iran is enjoying full security in the region thanks to its intelligence supremacy as well as the steadfastness and resistance of its armed forces. Elsewhere in his remarks, Brigadier General Hajizadeh praised the recent liberation of the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo, describing it as a major defeat for the West, especially the US.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/01/05/1288648/iran-capable-of-producing-needed-missiles-aircraft-irgc-commander



Daniel 8 Showdown: The Great Horn and the Pushing Ram is getting closer:

Hope and fear, as U.S. Gulf allies look to Trump

Jan. 06, 2017

U.S. Gulf allies are looking at Donald Trump to tilt Washington in their favor, analysts say, but fear a dangerous void if the incoming president goes so far as to tear up the Iran nuclear deal. Still fuming after the nuclear agreement was brokered over their objections, Saudi Arabia and its fellow Arab states in the Gulf hope Trump will rebalance ties at the expense of their biggest regional rival Tehran.

Gulf states “hope now that under Trump the regional balance of power is going to be restored” after Obama “just ignored Iran’s expansionist policy” in the Middle East, Alani says.

The oil-rich Gulf states have been highly critical of the nuclear deal, fearing it would lead to more regional “interference” by Tehran. The Gulf monarchies oppose predominantly Iran in a range of conflict-ridden countries across the Middle East, from Syria and Iraq to Yemen and Lebanon.

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2017/Jan-06/388085-hope-and-fear-as-us-gulf-allies-look-to-trump.ashx




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.”

PM: Iraq to Continue Cooperation with Iran, Russia on Fighting Terrorism

Jan 04, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi underlined that Baghdad will broaden its cooperation with Tehran and Moscow in the war on terrorism. "Coordination between Iran, Iraq and Russia in the ongoing fight against terrorism will continue," the Arabic-language media quoted al-Abadi as saying on Wednesday.

Iraqi Vice-President Nouri al-Maliki lauded Iran as the main supporter of the Iraqi nation and government in their continued fight against the ISIL terrorist group. He reiterated that although some countries declared their readiness to help Iraq in the fight against terrorism, it was mainly Iran, which practically helped Iraq in this field.

"Iran was the main country which helped Iraq stand up to the ISIL and other Takfiri terrorist groups. The Iraqi armed forces did not have sufficient weapons and ammunition against the ISIL, but Iran equipped the Iraqi army as an important assistance to Iraq which led to overcome the ISIL," al-Maliki added.

The Iraqi vice-president said that his visit to Iran aims to develop ties, adding, "Tehran and Baghdad have close and strategic relations."

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951015001156




Daniel 7:5:

“And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: 'Arise, devour much flesh!”

Russia: Talking war in times of economic crisis

War-themed rhetoric has helped the Russian government control crisis-related discontent, but it could backfire.

January 4, 2017

When the sanctions hit Russia in 2014 and Moscow responded with a trade boycott, Irina found it funny that people started obsessing about the disappearance of gourmet cheese from stores. The same year, as oil prices faced a dramatic fall, the rouble collapsed and an economic crisis hit Russia with full force.

Being a member of the Moscow middle class, Irina felt shielded from its effects as well, although she says she did have to limit her travelling abroad and cut down on luxury items. "I was shocked to see the extent of 'militarization' of the news. [...] It is as if they are trying to prepare the country for war." she says. "I think this aspect of the crisis is the most dangerous one."

The aggressive rhetoric of the government and state media intensified around the crisis in Ukraine and Russia's standoff with the West, while at the same time, the Russian economy went into recession. While the government has sought to alleviate social fears, it also has made it clear that defense is a priority and that it is dedicating a solid chunk of that budget to ensure the modernization of the military.

In the 2017 budget, it allocated $43bn, 4.7 percent of Russia's GDP, to the defense sector - what some analysts have called "record spending" for a country currently not at war. Vladimir Putin, himself, has spoken repeatedly on the importance of the military. In late December he warned that Russia is currently stronger than any "potential aggressor", but that it only takes a slip in "modernization of the army and the fleet or in its preparation for this to change".

This type of alarmist rhetoric is not only effective in justifying the defense budget to the general public but it is also distracting attention away from the economic crisis. Read More:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/12/russia-talking-war-times-economic-crisis-161225082642953.html





Matthew 24:9 :

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name's sake."

12 Worst Christian Persecution Nations; US Makes List for First Time

Jan 4, 2017

The United States has for the first time been named among the top 12 nations where Christians are targeted for their faith by a persecution watchdog group in its "Hall of Shame" report for 2016.

"We felt it was very important this year that we highlight three countries where religious discrimination and persecution are deemed unusual but have reached a certain threshold of concern. These are Mexico, Russia, and sadly, the United States," explained in a press release Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern.

"While conditions in the US are in no way comparable to other countries on the list, a certain segment of the culture and the courts seem to be intent on driving faith out of the public square. There have been too many court cases with bad decisions to miss the clear trend line."

The ICC report divides the 12 countries into three categories. Nigeria, Iraq and Syria were listed among "the worst of the worst" countries for Christians, due largely to the rise of Islamic extremism and the ongoing terror attacks throughout these nations.

North Korea was also included in this category, although government crackdowns, executions and the mass imprisonment of between 40,000-70,000 Christians were the prime drivers of persecution. India, China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt were listed as "core" countries of persecution, where Christians are targeted often by blasphemy laws, while the rise of Christian populations is suppressed, as it is seen as a threat to the government or religious majorities.

Finally, the U.S., Mexico, and Russia were identified as "new and noteworthy" nations where Christians are facing increased persecution.

Read More:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/12-worst-christian-persecution-nations-us-makes-list-for-first-time-172551/#uesG3pmIqtJW5IAK.99




Daniel 8 Showdown : The Great Horn and the Ram is getting closer:

US Congress plans targeted legislation against Iran and the UN

01/03/2017

As House of Represenitives plans to vote on a resolution this Thursday that will condemn the UN for its targeting of Israel, its leadership has already planned additional measures sure to please the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and its allies in Washington.

Over the course of the next 100 days, Republicans hope to punish the UN for its passage of a resolution condemning Israel over its settlement enterprise, and Iran over its destabilizing actions in neighboring Middle East nations. While they wait, GOP leadership is preparing legislative options they believe will easily attract Trump’s support, specifically against Iran, which was a frequent target of the president-elect during the campaign.

http://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Congress-plans-targeted-legislation-against-Iran-and-the-UN-477313



Daniel 8 - Iran backed Hezbollah:

Analysis: Hezbollah now serves as the biggest threat to Israel

January 4, 2017

The Lebanese terror organization has survived the Syrian quagmire and continues to bring significant, game-changing weaponry from Iran to Lebanon. The Institute for National Security Studies’ annual report released Monday points to a significant strengthening of Hezbollah, which surpassed Iran as the greatest danger to Israel according to the think tank’s threat rankings.

Israel now sees Hezbollah as a real threat – the commanders of the organization’s weapons warehouses in Lebanon stopped merely counting the unfathomable number of missiles they possess long ago and have instead turned to cataloging the missiles by their quality.

Hezbollah today possesses precision weaponry that can hit any point on the map in Israel. They have the ability to deter the air force and its stealth capabilities, the navy and its missile boats and the ground forces, even with all of the coordination improvements the IDF has boasted in the past year.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Analysis-Hezbollah-now-serves-as-the-biggest-threat-to-Israel-477327




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.”

Abbas warns against moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

PA chairman says there will be “serious implications” if Trump moves American embassy to Jerusalem.

1/4/2017

"Moving the embassy will have serious consequences not only for the Palestinian people, but also for the legitimacy of the entire international struggle against the occupation," Abbas said.

Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the PLO, threatened last week that if the United States moves its embassy to Jerusalem, the Palestinians will demand that Arab countries expel U.S. ambassadors from their capitals. He also warned that the Palestinian will take steps against Israel, such as reducing security and economic coordination as well as consider backtracking on its recognition of Israel.

Erekat has previously warned that moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would “destroy the prospects of peace”.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/222732




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.”

Iran: Hypocritical Face of Terrorism Sponsors Revealed in Regional Crises

Jan 03, 2017

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blamed certain regional states for the crises in Syria and Iraq, and said their insincerity was revealed through their direct and indirect support for terrorism in the two Arab countries.

"The crises created in the region revealed the hypocritical face of certain regional countries and showed that they have adopted the policy of cooperating with terrorism and meeting the interests of the Zionist regime," Larijani said in a meeting with Iraqi First Vice-President Nuri al-Maliki in Tehran on Tuesday. Warning that enemies intend to disrupt the Iraqi people and government's recent victories against the terrorists, he underlined that unity among the political groups is the key to the success of anti-terrorism efforts in Iraq.

Larijani also underscored Iran and its parliament's support for any measure that can help establish stability and security in Iraq. His remarks came after Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan lashed out at the Riyadh government for supporting the terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.

"Some countries led by Saudi Arabia and its corrupt system are directing terrorist currents in the region to meet the demands of the US and Israel," General Dehqan said.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951014001410




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."

Damascus Water Shortage Risks Pandemic

January 3, 2017

Toronto, ON- UOSSM is deeply concerned with the water shortage in Damascus which puts 4 million civilians at great risk.

The two primary sources of drinking water- Wadi Barada and Ain-el-Fijah which provide water for 70 percent of the population of Damascus, were attacked and heavily damaged. They have not been operational since December 22.

The lack of water and price gouging of commercially available water (reports as high as 500 Syrian Pound per litre) are forcing a large percentage of the population to drink substandard water. There is a significant risk of a water borne disease pandemic; microbial parasites, typhoid, hepatitis and cholera. The current medical infrastructure is not equipped to handle a pandemic of this scale. UOSSM urges the international community to immediately provide water, sanitation and hygiene aid to the people of Damascus. We also strongly condemn using water, a basic human need, as a weapon.

http://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/damascus-water-shortage-risks-pandemic





Bill Gates warns world "vulnerable" to deadly epidemic in next decade

03 January, 2017

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Friday that the world was vulnerable to a deadly epidemic of an illness like flu, with the recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks underlining weaknesses in global efforts to tackle health crises swiftly. Gates, whose foundation invests in improving healthcare in developing countries, said the global emergency response system was not strong enough and the ability to create new drugs and vaccines quickly was lacking.

"I cross my fingers all the time that some epidemic like a big flu doesn't come along in the next 10 years. I do think we will have much better medical tools, much better response, but we are a bit vulnerable right now if something spread very quickly, like a flu, that was quite fatal." , Microsoft Corp founder Gates told Britain's BBC radio.

He also raised concerns over growing antimicrobial resistance to drugs, saying the success of antibiotics had created complacency. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics is accelerating antimicrobial resistance which is already complicating efforts to treat tuberculosis, HIV and malaria.

https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Bill_Gates_warns_world_vulnerable_to_deadly_epidemic_in_next_decade-ZAWYA20170103072506/




Ceaseless war puts Yemen on brink of famine

January 3, 2017

They are among countless Yemenis who are struggling to feed themselves amid a grinding civil war that has pushed the Arab world’s poorest nation to the brink of famine. The family lives in a mud hut in northern Yemen, territory controlled by Shiite Houthi rebels, who are at war with government forces and a Saudi-led and U.S.-backed coalition.

The coalition has been waging a fierce air campaign against the rebels since March 2015, trying unsuccessfully to dislodge them from the capital, Sanaa, and much of the country’s north. A coalition blockade aimed at preventing the Houthis from rearming has contributed to a 60-percent spike in food prices, according to an estimate used by international aid groups.

About 2.2 million children suffer from malnutrition across Yemen, according to the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF. That includes 462,000 who, like Mohannad, are afflicted with severe acute malnutrition, which makes them especially vulnerable to otherwise preventable illnesses like diarrhea and pneumonia.

http://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Ceaseless-war-puts-Yemen-on-brink-of-famine-10831083.php




5.7 magnitude earthquake jolts northeast; one dead, four injured


Jan 3, 2017

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale and epicenters in Tripura jolted the country's northeast Tuesday afternoon, triggering landslides in the hill state and leaving a woman dead and four others injured.

Panic-stricken people ran out of homes, offices and buildings in the region. 50-year-old woman Kamalini Kanda died after suffering a heart attack at her residence at Natunbagan in Kamalpur sub-division of the district, local MLA, Anjan Das, said.

"It was terrible as the quake lasted for about one and half minutes," Biswajit Bhattacharya, a resident of the area, said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/5-7-magnitude-earthquake-jolts-northeast-one-dead-four-injured/articleshow/56316569.cms




Fiji earthquake tsunami threat passes after 7.2-magnitude tremor


The magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck just before 11am, sparking fears of a tsunami within 300km of epicenter

January 3, 2017

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has struck 284km off the coast of Fiji. The quake struck at 10.52am local time, the US Geological Survey said.

A Tsunami threat message was initially issued for parts of the Pacific closer to the epicenter according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre. The center said hazardous tsunami waves were possible and could strike the coastline of Fiji by 11.45am.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/04/earthquake-coast-fiji-tsunami-warning






Matthew 24:9:

"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake."


Chinese Christian Woman Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Holding Bible Study

Jan 2, 2017

A Chinese woman from the western Xinjiang region has been sentenced to three years in prison for holding a Bible study, reportedly because she was convicted of "gathering a crowd to disturb public order."

China Aid, which reports on human rights and persecution abuses in the world's most populous nation, said on Sunday that Ma Huichao was taken by police along with four other Christians when they were accused by Communist Party authorities of meeting for the Bible study without government approval.

Her lawyer was apparently not allowed to plead innocent on her behalf, and Ma's three-year prison sentence began on Friday. China has been cracking down on non-government sanctioned underground churches and Christian gatherings, and has arrested hundreds of pastors and Christian worshipers in the past few years on similar charges of "disturbing public order."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/chinese-christian-woman-sentenced-to-3-years-in-prison-for-holding-bible-study-172493/#DtzXMp43j3ABHagO.99




Matthew 24:9 :

"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name's sake."


2017 to Bring Rise in Violent Persecution of Christians Worldwide: Report

Jan 1, 2017

Christians living in Islamic countries as well as in the world's two most populous countries of India and China are set to face heightened threats of violent persecution at the hands of both state and non-state actors in 2017, Release International has warned.

The U.K.-based group's annual Persecution Trends report says that apart from the rise of brutalities against Christians in the Middle East, there's a reason to worry about the safety of Christians also in India and China.

"In India, recorded attacks from Hindu militants have increased dramatically, and in China, pressure is building on unregistered churches. Around the world Christians face an increasing array of violent persecutors. These include the brutal Islamic State in the Middle East, heavily armed militants in Nigeria and Hindu extremists in India," says Release Chief Executive Paul Robinson, adding that the trend should serve as "a wake-up call to take our prayers and practical support for our persecuted family to a new level."

The refugee crisis in the regions neighboring conflict-ridden Syria and Iraq is likely to continue in 2017, the group says, noting that one focus will be Kurdistan in northern Iraq, which is now home to nearly 2 million internally displaced people, including Christians. The Islamic State terror group, also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, has tortured, sexually abused and even crucified those who refuse to renounce their faith in Syria and Iraq. Persecution in the Shia Muslim nation of Iran is also on the rise, and the clampdown on underground churches will likely carry on, the group warns.

In Nigeria, Christian communities in north and central parts continue to face widespread violence at the hands of heavily armed Fulani militants. The military defeat the Boko Haram group is suffering has not brought down the suffering of Christians there, the group adds. In Pakistan, Christians have been suffering accusations of blasphemy and bombings, the group notes.

Last month, Pope Francis said the church has more martyrs today than the early church did."But why does the world persecute Christians?" the pontiff asked. "The world hates Christians for the same reason it hated Jesus: because He brought the light of God and the world prefers the darkness to hide its wicked works."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/violent-persecution-of-christians-to-rise-in-2017-report-172472/#a1HljBPttoYijvtA.99



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."


Are We On The Brink Of Another World War?

December 29, 2016

To say the world’s leading forces are closer to war than ever in the past decade wouldn’t be a far reach, according to a recent report published by the Council on Foreign Relations. In its ninth annual "Preventive Priorities Survey," the nonpartisan organization ranked a potential confrontation between the Russian Kremlin and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), as well as the ongoing crisis and unpredictability in North Korea, as two of the top potential conflicts to arise in 2017.

A military confrontation between Russia and the international peace-keeping body could possibly throw the entire world into a state of war, triggering World War III as Russian and U.S. allies across the globe are forced to take sides and provide resources. Trump received a congratulatory call from Putin upon his surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election, however, reportedly discussing both leaders’ wishes to work together in eliminating the Islamic State and resolving the five-year-long Syrian conflict.

The Council on Foreign Relations' report also indicates a mass casualty terrorist attack on U.S. soil, as well as the intensifying violence between Turkey and Kurdish forces as other potential major conflicts that could cause lasting impacts throughout next year. As the world watches international conflicts continue to unfold and transitions in governmental power underway throughout Europe and the U.S., only one thing is sure: next year is certainly gearing up to be just as unprecedented as 2016. READ MORE:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/brink-another-world-war-174814873.html



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.”

Iran, Iraq hold joint military drill in Persian Gulf

Iran and Iraq have held a joint military exercise at the mouth of the Persian Gulf in order to step up their readiness.

The Iranian and Iraqi naval forces staged the maneuver, dubbed "Muhammad (PBUH), the Messenger of God," on Monday with the purpose of improving mutual preparedness to fight smuggling and piracy and safeguarding maritime routes in the region.

A total of 32 Iranian and Iraqi vessels participated in the drill, the second joint maneuver between the two countries in less than a week.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/12/20/500722/Iran-Iraq-Persian-Gulf-Navy-drill




Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits region in eastern Indonesia

December 29,2016

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 6.2 earthquake has hit a region in the eastern part of Indonesia. The agency says the earthquake hit about 6:30 a.m. Friday in the Sumbawa region. The epicenter was about 18 miles south of Tolotangga. On Dec. 7, Indonesia's Aceh province was hit by a magnitude 6.5 quake that killed more than 100 people.

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-indonesia-earthquake-20161229-story.html

Daniel 8 news:

Settlement Activities to Bring about Israel’s End: IRGC Spokesman

December, 29, 2016

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) spokesman reminded the Tel Aviv regime of a certain defeat it will have to suffer in a war that may break out as a result of pressing ahead with illegal settlement construction in Palestine, saying it will result in Israel’s annihilation.

The general also described the US refusal to veto a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlement activity on Palestinian territory as a sign that Washington has come to realize that the course of events and continued settlement construction will result in the collapse of the Zionist regime of Israel.

The UN Security Council condemned the Israeli settlements and continuing construction in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 as a “flagrant violation” of international law, saying it has “no legal validity”. While the UN maintains that settlements are illegal, the UN officials have reported a surge in construction over the past months.

Some 430,000 Israeli settlers currently live in the West Bank and a further 200,000 Israelis live in occupied East Jerusalem, which the Palestinians see as the capital of their future state.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2016/12/29/1282104/settlement-activities-to-bring-about-israel-s-end-irgc-spokesman





Daniel 8:17, 20:

“So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "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."

Iranian commander threatens Israel In wake of Aleppo victory

December 27, 2016

Senior Iranian commander sends threatening message to Israel in wake of victory in Aleppo.

After the victory of the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad and his Iranian allies against the last bastion of rebels in Aleppo, the deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Hossein Salami, sent a threatening message to Israel.

"After the victory of Hezbollah in Aleppo, it will not hesitate to do similarly to the cities of Israel.” Hezbollah "is ready to stage battles in Tel Aviv, Acre, Nahariya and other cities, Hezbollah has now become an influential regional power on par with the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the Zionist entity," he continued. “On the other side stand the supporters of Syria and Hezbollah."

In July, Salami stated that there are tens of thousands of missiles in Lebanon ready to strike Israel.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/222257





Matthew 24:7

“And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

Over two dozen earthquakes hit near Lake Tahoe within four hours

December 28, 2016

US Geological Survey says two earthquakes measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale hit 70 miles from Lake Tahoe. At least seven quakes with magnitudes between 3 and 5.6 were reported shortly afterward. Tremors have been felt from as far as Sacramento, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.

A reporter for KWTV News tweeted that there have been at least 28 reported earthquakes since the early morning hours in California and Nevada. A map put out by the Southern California Earthquake Data Center shows that in the last week that have been almost 700 light-to-moderate tremors in the area.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4070230/2-quakes-hit-near-Lake-Tahoe-rumblings-felt-region.html#ixzz4UBG5VTq3



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

Romania earthquake: 5.6 tremor felt in Bucharest, Bulgaria and Moldova

DECEMBER 27, 2016

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 has struck near Focșani in eastern Romania, with shaking felt as far away as the capital Bucharest and parts of nearby countries, including Bulgaria, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine.

"The earthquake was pretty long and strong," said a resident in Galați, which is about 117 kilometers from the earthquake's epicenter. Two residents in Bucharest described the quake as two clear jolts that were felt about 20 seconds apart.

http://bnonews.com/news/index.php/news/id5576



Isaiah 14:13 :

" For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north"



Temple Mount activists: We Will Win

'Temple Mount Faithful' holds candle lighting ceremony near Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday morning.

December 27, 2016

Ne'emanei Har Habayit is a group of activists dedicated to preserving the Temple Mount's Jewish identity. The name literally means "the Temple Mount's Faithful."
During the ceremony, Ne'emanei Har Habayit CEO Gershon Salomon said, "Today, we send a message to the Jewish nation and to the entire world - especially to the 'Oom Shmoom' (UN - ed.). The Temple Mount belongs to us for eternity. Jerusalem belongs to us, and only to us. We will not move from this spot, ever.

"How can we complain about the UN, when with our own hands, since the Six Day War in 1967, we have pushed the Jewish nation away from the Temple Mount, and we have given the Temple Mount to our worst enemies. The Temple Mount has turned into a hornet's nest. The UN's decision was shameful, but it came about because of the Israeli government's negligence."

"This is a difficult time, and the Temple Mount is on the verge of being lost forever. We have no sovereignty, and we have no one to blame besides the Israeli government. I am optimistic regarding President-elect Donald Trump's new administration, but the final decision will be made by Israel, not by the US, Rome, or Paris. Israel's fate will be decided in Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount we will build the Third Temple, right under the noses of world leaders," Salomon emphasized.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/222239



Daniel 8:3-4:

“Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was 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.”

IRGC Deputy Commander: No Power Able to Threaten Iran

Dec 27, 2016

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined Iran's superiority in the region, and said no power can threaten the country.

"Today, Iran is a big regional power and no power threatens us anymore and the US officials no more speak of military options (against Iran)," General Salami said in Tehran on Tuesday.

Stressing Iran's superiority in the region and the ineffectiveness of the western sanctions against the country, he said, "Today, we are successfully fighting against the enemies' policies in the Eastern parts of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, and Syria which was the gate of the US policies in the region is now being fully closed."

"We are on the path of progress and nothing will stop us," General Salami underscored.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951007000417




Daniel 7:5:

“And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: 'Arise, devour much flesh!'

Putin: The ‘New World Order’ Is Normalizing Pedophilia in the West

December 27, 2016

Vladimir Putin has used his annual Christmas press conference to accuse Western liberal elites of abandoning the traditional values that made their countries great. Instead of building a future based on solid Christian values, Western elites have created a culture of “excessive, exaggerated political correctness” that is so destructive it will lead to the downfall of Western civilization if it is not arrested.

In a nearly four-hour question and answer session, the Russian president held forth on the state of his country and the world, saying that there is an international push for a New World Order that will “remove national sovereignty” and “destroy identity and of God-created diversity. In these countries, the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied – national, religious, cultural and even gender identities are being denied or relativized. There, politics treats a family with many children as equal to a homosexual partnership (juridically)”.

Putin says that the situation has become so extreme in Western culture, that people are now taught that “Faith in God is equal to faith in Satan”. To say otherwise would be to risk being politically incorrect — the great crime of our age. “Today nearly all ‘developed’ Western countries cannot survive reproductively, not even with the help of migrants.Without the moral values that are rooted in Christianity and other world religions, without rules and moral values which have formed and been developed over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity.”

Putin also warned that there is an attempt to create a one world government that would do away with sovereign states — an outcome that would lead to the “surrender of one’s own identity” and the loss of “God-created diversity”. “At the same time as this process at a national level in the West, we observe on an international level the attempts to create a unipolar, unified model of the world, to relativize and remove institutions of international right and national sovereignty” Putin said. WATCH VIDEO:

http://yournewswire.com/putin-new-world-order-pedophilia-west/



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.”

Hamas: Israel has become a burden to the world

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal blames Israel for all the conflicts raging in the Middle East - including the Syrian civil war.

12/27/16

Hamas leadership praised the recent UN resolution which declared Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria and eastern Jerusalem illegal. At a press conference in Turkey earlier this week, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said that Israel has become a “burden” to the world, and that the Palestinian side is the winning side.

Mashaal said that the passage of the UN resolution was a step in the right direction in the “struggle for the returning of the Land” to Arab hands - without political negotiations with Israel. Likewise, he blamed Israel for all fighting in the Middle East - including the Sunni-Shiite conflict manifested in the Syrian civil war and the fighting in Iraq and Yemen.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/222348




Matthew 24:7:

“And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.


There are more than 1 million viruses that we know absolutely nothing about

December 27, 2016

One by one, the viruses have slipped from their hiding places in nature to threaten global populations — SARS, MERS, Zika.

In each case, scientists have scrambled to identify the viruses and to develop vaccines or drugs to stop their spread. After each crisis, the assessment has been the same: Countermeasures were not ready in time to help in the containment effort. "Always too late," said Jonna Mazet, a scientist at the University of California, Davis, who is keen to break the bugs' winning streak. "We need to think about something different."

Using mathematical modeling approaches, scientists have estimated there may be about 1.3 million undiscovered viruses in the world — "plus or minus," Carroll said. Of those, about a half million may be zoonotic — viruses that can jump from an animal species to infect and spread among people,

A surging global population — encroaching on the natural settings where these viruses exist — is increasing the rate at which these threats emerge, said Dennis Carroll, director of the global health security and development unit at USAID. "What we're doing today is the same thing we were doing a decade ago, which is the same thing we were doing a decade before that. But we do it and keep expecting the result to be different, If we keep pursuing that approach, we will ultimately have a global catastrophe," he said.

http://theweek.com/articles/667704/there-are-more-than-1-million-viruses-that-know-absolutely-nothing-about




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.”

Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem: ‘World War III’ or a Simple Reality Check?

December 27, 2016

The incoming Donald Trump administration’s stated intention to move America’s Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been met with Palestinian opposition so vehement that one commentator describes the reaction as “making it look as if World War III will erupt.” But experts explain that such Palestinian threats are common, and that the proposed embassy move isn’t the massive policy change that it’s being made out.

“The United States of America has embassies in all of the world’s capitals with the exception of Israel,” Barkat said. “That’s absurd, and moving the embassy to the capital of the Jewish people, to Jerusalem, is a straightforward, standard thing to do.”

Yet the move has been panned by the Palestinian Authority, which has insisted—along with many sympathetic members of the international community—that Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem is an issue that should be reserved for final-status negotiations to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Longtime Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat recently warned that moving the embassy could effectively “destroy the peace process,” and threatened that the move would send the region into a “path of chaos, lawlessness and extremism.”

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/80767/moving-the-us-embassy-to-jerusalem-world-war-iii-or-a-simple-reality-check/#rxhMC8elQWslEwxP.99








Daniel 8:3-4: “Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was 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.”

Iran conducts 'war-game' exercises, threatens to shoot down trespassing aircraft

December 27, 2016

Iran has kicked off a five-day large scale military exercise in the country’s southern region warning that civilian and military aircraft risk being shot down if they stray into Iranian airspace occupied by the drill.

Speaking Sunday, the commander of Iran’s air force Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili warned foreign aircraft trespassing the airspace covering the drill area would be shot down immediately. “We are witnessing the presence of a number of trans-regional planes outside the air and sea borders of the country but we emphasize that these planes should know their limits and know that we will take action in less than one second,” he said.

In all, more than 17,000 military forces comprised of troops from the army, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and Basij forces are taking part in the ‘war games’ in an area spanning over 300,000 square miles and including Persian Gulf provinces Hormozgan and Bushehr.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/27/iran-conducts-war-game-exercises-threatens-to-shoot-down-trespassing-aircraft.html?refresh=true




Psalm 83:2-5:

“ 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." For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You.”


The UN Declares War on Judeo-Christian Civilization

December 27, 2016

2016 has been a sumptuous year for the anti-Semites at the United Nations. The UN Security Council just targeted the only democracy in the Middle East: the State of Israel. The outgoing Obama Administration reportedly orchestrated what even Haaretz called a "hit and run" campaign in UN to denigrate the Jewish State and leave it to a fate where only conflict and hate loom. This is a cultural genocide that is no less dangerous than terror attacks. It is based on anti-Semitic lies and creates the atmosphere not for achieving "peace", as disingenuously claimed, but for perpetuating war.

UNSC Resolution 2334 is the culmination of a dizzyingly fruitful year for anti-Semites. Last November, committees of the UN General Assembly in a single day adopted 10 resolutions against Israel, the only open society in the Middle East. How many resolutions have been approved against Syria? One. How many against the rogue state of North Korea? One. How many against Russia when it annexed Crimea? One.

Hillel Neuer, of UN Watch, observed: "Even as Syrian president Bashar Assad is preparing for the final massacre of his own people in Aleppo, the U.N. adopted a resolution -- drafted and co-sponsored by Syria -- which falsely condemns Israel for "repressive measures" against Syrian citizens on the Golan Heights. It's obscene."

The UN women's rights commission condemned Israel as the world's only violator of women's rights. Not Syria, where Assad's forces use rape as a tactic of war, or the Islamic State, which enslaves women from religious minorities. Not Saudi Arabia, where women are punished if they do not wear the Islamic full-covering clothing in scorching temperatures, or drive a car or even leave the house. Not Iran, where "adultery" (which can include being raped) is punishable by being stoned to death. And if Palestinian men beat their wives, it's Israel's fault, argued UN expert Dubravka Simonovic with a straight face.

The UN's World Health Organization also singled out Israel as the only violator in the world of "mental, physical and environmental health", despite Israel being the only state in the world actually to give medical care to its enemies (ask Hamas leaders' children).

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9655/un-israel-war




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.”



We are living in a new age of Christian martyrs

December 26, 2016

The 2,000-year-old Middle-Eastern Christian civilization that began in the days of St. Stephen lies in ruins, persecuted as never before. As the Obama administration averted its self-righteous gaze, a religious genocide already underway accelerated across the region. Stubborn and dogmatic, the administration refused to acknowledge the problem of Christian refugees—those who’d survived the kidnappings, tortures, rapes, massacres and broad religious cleansing—even to the extent of labeling those who wished to help Christians as bigots.

In Obama’s global village, there’s no room at the inn for Christian refugees. There’s not even a stable.

We’ve watched as a great religious civilization nears extermination. For millennia, through good and horrid times, the three great monotheist religions of the Middle East rubbed along together (with varying levels of friction). Then, in the lifetime of many of this column’s readers, the Jews were driven out. Next came the turn of the Christians, as well as a number of minority faiths. Thanks to extremist Islam.

Now the Christians are gone, their churches, monasteries and homes in ruins. This is a new age of martyrs. It’s a time when those who believe in the transcendent generosity of Christ are driven from their homes to suffer exile. It’s an age of blood spilled at a ravaged cross. Even Bethlehem, within living memory a majority-Christian city, has driven out the followers of Jesus until perhaps a dwindling eighth of the population is Christian. READ More:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/12/26/ralph-peters-feast-stephen-2016-are-living-in-new-age-christian-martyrs.html






Pakistani Defense Minister threatens Israel with nuclear weapons following fake news report

12/24/2016

Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja M. Asif threatened Israel late Friday night, following a fake news report from the website AWD, stating that Israel's defense minister was threatening to destroy Pakistan.

The article claimed that former defense minister Moshe Ya'alon had threatened Pakistan last Tuesday, following a reported Pakistani deal to send troops to help fight Islamic State in Syria.

AWD had trouble keeping Ya'alon's title straight, the website originally called him by his correct title of former defense minister, later on in the report he is refereed to as the current defense minister. Ya'alon was replaced by current Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman this past May.

The article even issued the fake quote, "As far as we are concerned,that is a threat,if, by misfortune, they arrive in Syria, we will know what to do,we will destroy them with a nuclear attack." The Pakistani defense minister tweeted that Israel had forgotten that Pakistan also has nuclear capabilities.


http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Pakistani-Defense-Minister-threatens-Israel-following-fake-news-report-476401




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

Earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 strikes off the coast of Chile forcing thousands to flee

Earthquake struck 140 miles southwest of Puerto Montt, in southern Chile. Hazardous waves are possible on coasts up to 1,000km from its epicenter.

December 25, 2016

A powerful earthquake shook southern Chile today but there were no immediate reports of deaths. The earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck 140 miles southwest of Puerto Montt. Around 4,000 people were evacuated for fear of a possible tsunami after the quake, but the alert was eased about 90 minutes later. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had warned hazardous waves were possible on coasts located up to 1,000km from the earthquake's epicentre.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4065084/Earthquake-magnitude-7-7-coast-Chile-triggers-tsunami-alert.html#ixzz4TsMZabGo






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.”


Iran: After Aleppo, we will intervene in Bahrain, Yemen

The leaders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards launched provocative statements against the Gulf states threatening to intervene in Bahrain and Yemen.

The comments were reported by Iranian media after what they described as a “victory in Aleppo,” upon the massacres, starvation and displacement against civilians. Aleppo was considered as one of the strongholds of the opposition; however, the Syrian regime took a hold of it with the help and support of Iranian and Russian military troops.

In this context, the deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami told the official Iranian news agency Islamic Republic News Agency that “The victory in Aleppo will pave the way for liberating Bahrain,” pointing out that Iran has an expansion project that will extend to Bahrain, Yemen and Mosul after the fall of the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Salami said that “the people of Bahrain will achieve their wishes, the Yemeni people will be delighted, and the residents of Mosul will taste victory, these are all divine promises,” as he put it.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2016/12/16/Iran-s-Revolutionary-Guard-After-Aleppo-we-will-intervene-in-Bahrain-and-Yemen.html




Iran playing major role in Aleppo carnage, new report says


December 21, 2016

Outrage over the carnage in Aleppo has so far been directed at Moscow and Damascus, but activists on the ground say Tehran has a top general on the scene and has established secret camps where Iraqi mercenaries are trained to root out rebels in the Syrian city.

According to information provided to FoxNews.com, the forces currently controlling the city of Aleppo are under the command of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The military outfit under its command includes foreign mercenaries such as Lebanese Hezbollah, Iraqi militias, and also the Shiite fighters from Afghanistan and the Liwa Zainebiyoun from Pakistan.

According to reports received by the opposition to the Iranian regime, the number of IRGC forces and its hired hands in Aleppo and the surrounding area has reached 25,000, while the number of military personnel from Assad’s army is very limited. The National Council of Resistance of Iran claims that Iranian military forces have set up a headquarters about 20 miles southeast of Aleppo.

“This report leaves no doubt that the Iranian regime is the primary obstacle to any solution in Syria,” Shahin Gobadi, spokesman for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). “The current situation in Aleppo and the role of the Iranian regime in the atrocities committed on the ground require the immediate expulsion of the IRGC and its mercenaries from Syria. By meddling in other countries the mullahs try to cover up their vulnerability at home. The survival of the [Iranian] regime has been intertwined with maintaining the Assad dictatorship in power in Syria.” READ MORE:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/21/iran-playing-major-role-in-aleppo-carnage-new-report-says.html?refresh=true





Iranian PMU seeks to secure Iraq-Syria border

December 20, 2016

The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), which the Iraqi parliament voted to fully legalize Nov. 26, are now seeking to control the Iraqi-Syrian border stretching from the city of Qaim in Anbar province, in western Iraq, all the way to Rabia, west of Mosul.

The PMU emphasized that it wants to maintain Iraq’s border with Syria, in particular. This raises several questions. Is this demand part of the plan to secure the route Iran wants to establish from its border with Iraq all the way to the Syrian-Iraqi border?

PMU control of the Syrian border would include part of the road Iran wants to build from the eastern Iraqi-Iranian border to the western Iraqi-Syrian border, in addition to facilitating the infiltration of Shiite militants fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Read more:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/12/iraq-syria-pmu-iran-isis.html#ixzz4TVkqAFLl






Animosity toward Iran reaches fever pitch in Turkey after Aleppo

December 20, 2016

The “fall” of Aleppo has left the staunchly Sunni Islamist support base of President Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey with a deep sense of defeatism and resentment, and it has even prompted calls for revenge to be wreaked on Turkish Alevis.

Delays over the Turkish-Russian brokered evacuation of Aleppo, and attacks on buses carrying the refugees, reportedly by Iranian-backed Shiite militias, have merely increased the hatred for Iran.

Can Acun, an analyst for the Ankara-based Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETAV), predominantly Shiite Iran is driven by geopolitical ambitions, which aim to not only re-establish the Persian Empire, but to satisfy a 1,500-year-old desire for revenge “after being defeated politically and military by Islam, from which it has never recovered.” His reference to “Islam” should of course be read as “Sunni Islam.”

Iran “has not had its fill of Syrian blood yet,” according to Ulutas, and “is spreading across the whole region like a cancerous cell by using sectarian massacres as a geostrategic instrument.”

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/12/turkey-iran-animosity-reaches-fever-pitch.html#ixzz4TVfR4Isd

Ulutas also believes that Iran is motivated by feelings of revenge for events that happened 1,500 years ago. He says it is pursuing this policy by also using “its agents in the media across the Middle East, including Turkey, who are on its payroll.” Read more:




Watch: Why the Temple needs to be rebuilt (Video)

Temple Institute releases new video to bust age-old myths about the Temple and its relevance to our time.

December 20, 2016

The Temple Institute, in honor of Hanukkah, just released a new thought-provoking video series to bust age-old myths about the Temple and its relevance in our time. The first video in the animated “Holy Temple Myth Busters!“ series delves into some of the most controversial questions associated with the Temple and why it is a religious obligation to build the Holy Temple today.

Rabbi Chaim Richman commented: “We launched the video series to coincide with Hanukkah, when we celebrate the Hasmonean rededication of the Temple, because it is imperative that we understand our religious requirement to rebuild it today. The Torah is very clear about the Jewish people’s obligation to build the Holy Temple”…

The Temple Institute is a center of research - and preparation - for the Holy Temple.. In addition to educational activity focused on the centrality of the Temple Mount and Holy Temple, they have also recreated over 60 sacred vessels for use in the Third Holy Temple, which can be seen at their Visitors Center in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Institute’s Youtube channel has attracted a broad audience, with over 5,000,000 viewers.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221997







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


Somalia Warns of Famine

December 20, 2016

Somalia's political leaders on Tuesday called on aid agencies, the international community and donor countries to respond to what they described as “a very alarming drought situation. "During an emergency meeting in Mogadishu, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said the drought situation in Somalia in some areas has turned into a “famine.”More than a quarter of a million people died in the famine in Somalia between October 2010 and April 2012.

http://www.voanews.com/a/somalia-warns-famine/3643911.html



Ecuador earthquake: At least two killed by 5.8 magnitude Tremor

19 December 2016

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake has shaken Ecuador's Pacific coast early, killing at least two people, injuring 15 others and halting production at the Esmeraldas oil refinery, officials said. The country's geological institute recorded the quake off the coast of Atacames in Esmeraldas province, northwest of Quito, the capital. The quake was followed by 15 lesser-magnitude aftershocks.

President Rafael Correa was meeting with local officials in the area, which earlier this year was devastated by a 7.8-magnitude quake that killed about 670 people, displaced thousands and caused millions of dollars in damage.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ecuador-earthquake-tremor-at-least-two-killed-by-58-magnitude-tremor-a7485341.html




6.7 earthquake hits Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat


Dec 20, 2016


An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). A 7.8 earthquake struck off the Solomons recently, perched on the geologically active ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, triggering a tsunami warning for a wide swath of the South Pacific that sent hundreds of villagers rushing to higher ground.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/6-7-earthquake-hits-solomon-islands-no-tsunami-threat/story-WM4V06dMrmLcH3a577GdJK.html





Philippines Earthquake 2016: Magnitude 5.3 Quake Rocks


12/20/16

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook areas of the Philippines on Tuesday morning, according to reports. Officials from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the earthquake’s epicenter was about eight miles west of Santa Monica on the island of Surigao del Norte. There were no immediate reports of deaths. The Philippines resides along the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of the basin of the Pacific Ocean that is known for heavy volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

http://www.ibtimes.com/philippines-earthquake-2016-magnitude-53-quake-rocks-surigao-del-norte-2463045



6.5-magnitude earthquake rattles northern Australia

December 21, 2016

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled northern Australia and parts of Indonesia today with residents in Darwin reporting widespread shaking, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The tremor struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

“TV nearly rattled off the cabinet, two story house wasswaying around,” said Rosie McCurrach on broadcaster ABC’s Darwin Facebook page. Another poster said: “Mitchell Centre felt like it was going to tumble over,” while Gaylene Whenmouth noted: “On 7th floor in the city. Rocking and rolling!”

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/australia-indonesia-earthquake-no-tsunami-warning-4438137/




Daniel 8:5-6, 17:


“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 (great nation) 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.” “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."


Watchdog warns Iran it could soon bust cap on nuke-making material

Diplomats say IAEA officials have told Tehran it needs to slow down uranium enrichment or risk breaching agreement

December 19, 2016

The head of the UN nuclear agency said Monday that Iran is complying with obligations limiting uranium enrichment, but two diplomats say the agency has warned Tehran that unless it slows the process it could soon bust through its cap on material that could be used to make a bomb.

But even a slight violation of Iran’s enrichment commitments would be politically volatile at a time when the deal is on shaky ground. The incoming US administration wants the agreement renegotiated, and many American lawmakers oppose it.

An IAEA statement said Amano “stressed the vital importance of full implementation by Iran of its nuclear-related commitments.” Asked whether he had concerns about Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium, he told reporters that Tehran is within the limits — “for now.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/watchdog-warns-iran-it-could-soon-bust-nuke-making-material-cap/






Iran’s IRGC Commander: Iran deal shows “US is being annihilated,” will collapse in 2035 or earlier

DECEMBER 18, 2016

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari underlined that many world people feel hate for Washington, and said the US is collapsing. “Evidence shows that the US is being annihilated and of course, this needs time,” the General said on Tuesday.

“According to the analysis made by the behind-the-stage and shadow decision-makers of the establishment in the US, the United States will collapse in 2035 and I think that it is an optimistic analysis as this will take place much earlier,” Naqdi told FNA. He referred to the election of Trump as the new US president, and said, “The person that has ascended to power displays the reality of the US.”

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/12/irans-irgc-commander-iran-deal-shows-us-is-being-annihilated-will-collapse-in-2035-or-earlier




Trump Middle East advisors' dream of war with Iran just inched closer to reality

18 December 2016

Has the Iran deal already been breached by Tehran? Even if it has, scrapping this deal brokered by President Obama, is not only foolish but against all that Trump stands for despite his Middle East hawks craving to bomb Iran.

The American people are confused and bewildered by what Donald Trump is going to do in the Middle East, and should seek solace in that Trump is patently confused himself. Recently we saw a series of extraordinary appointments, which all seem to come from the Dick Cheney School of Oriental Studies in that they all have a shocking contempt for Iran and want the so-called Iran deal scrapped.

Curiously, Trump, who came to power on an isolationist and protectionist ticket, appears to have given Middle East positions to a gaggle of individuals who would probably like to tear up the Iran deal and would bomb Tehran for good measure. How long can the Iran deal hold, given the appointments of hawks like James Mattis as US Defense Secretary and the new ambassador to Israel Mike Huckabee – with Michael Flynn as national security adviser – when all three would give their back teeth to start a war with Tehran?

They might not have to wait. READ MORE:

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/370548-trumps-middle-east-advisers-dream/



Daniel 8:3-4:

“Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was 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.”

Iran threatens Bahrain, Yemen with ‘Islamic conquest’ like Aleppo

December 17, 2016

A senior Iranian military commander has threatened further wars of conquest after describing the recent collapse of the Syrian opposition in Aleppo as an “Islamic conquest”, as footage has appeared showing Syrian refugees attempting to evacuate the ravaged city being shot at by Iran-backed Shia jihadists.

In comments to local Iranian media, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General Hossein Salami said: “It is now time for the Islamic conquests. After the liberation of Aleppo, Bahrain’s hopes will be realised and Yemen will be happy with the defeat of the enemies of Islam.”

The IRGC commander also said that “the people of Mosul will taste the taste of victory,” in reference to the ongoing Mosul operations. The taste of “victory”, however, tasted of blood and terror in Aleppo as the Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News tweeted footage of what pro-Assad regime Iranian proxies were doing there.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20161217-iran-threatens-bahrain-yemen-with-islamic-conquest-like-aleppo/


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."


Erekat: Peace process will be destroyed if Trump moves US embassy to Jerusalem

The senior Palestinian official added that if such moves were to come to fruition, it would have dire consequences on an already precarious and unstable region.

December 18, 2016

Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat on Friday said that US President-elect Donald Trump's pledge to move America's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would spell the end of a negotiated peace settlement with Israel.

Erekat's remarks were prompted by Trump's announcement Thursday evening that his nomination to head America's diplomatic mission in Israel would be attorney David Friedman, a supporter of West Bank settlement construction who said he looked forward to working for peace "from the US embassy in Israel's eternal capital, Jerusalem".

"I look David Friedman and Trump in the eye and tell them -- if you were to take these steps of moving the embassy and annexing settlements in the West Bank, you are sending this region down the path of something that I call chaos, lawlessness and extremism," he said.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Erekat-Peace-process-will-be-destroyed-if-Trump-moves-US-embassy-to-Jerusalem-475627






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

6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Peru

December 18, 2016

An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck in Peru today near the border with Brazil but no damage was reported, the government said. Esperanza, with a population of 4,500, is on the banks of the Purus River and close to the border with Brazil.

http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/6-1-magnitude-earthquake-hits-peru-no-injuries-reported-1639231





Daniel 8:5-6, 17:

“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 (great nation) 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.”

“So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."


Iran Blasts West's Continued Support for Terrorist Groups in Region

Dec 18, 2016

"Using terrorism as a tool by certain powers to advance colonial aims caused terrorism and immigration to expand in both the region and world," Moayer said on Sunday, addressing a conference held in partnership with Middle East Political and Economic Institute and Constantin Brâncoveanu University of Romania.

He underlined that increasing wave of immigration and its impact on structures and economic, social and cultural infrastructures is inevitable. In relevant remarks last Sunday, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani took the big world powers and certain regional states responsible for the spread of terrorism and insecurity in the region.
"The strategic mistake of the big and regional powers in using terrorism for tactical objectives is the root cause of insecurity in the region," Larijani said in Tehran, addressing the International Conference on Regional Security Order in West Asia.

Noting that this strategy has been pursued by the big and regional powers since the occupation of Afghanistan by the former Soviet Union, he said that they continued this policy until today in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen and "practically, this strategy has led to the spread of terrorism".

 http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950928000772

Matthew 24:7 :

"And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places."


Powerful quake hits east of Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning for NZ 

December 18th, 2016

A powerful earthquake off the coast of Papua New Guinea generated a small tsunami and knocked out power in parts of the Pacific island nation. A tsunami warning was also issued for New Zealand early on Sunday. The magnitude-7.9 quake struck 46km east of Taron on Saturday (Sunday NZT), the US Geological Survey said.

The USGS initially said the quake's magnitude was 8.0, but later downgraded the strength. A tsunami measuring less than 1m hit the coast of the island of New Ireland shortly after the earthquake, said Felix Taranu, seismologist with the Geophysical Observatory in the capital, Port Moresby. There were no immediate reports of damage from the tsunami or the quake, though officials were still working to contact people on the island, he said.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-pacific/87687775/Magnitude-8-0-quake-hits-east-of-Papua-New-Guinea?cid=app-iPhone





Psalm 83:4 : " They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."


The Palestinian Jihads against Israel

December 15, 2016

"We will not recognize Israel because it will inevitably go away. And we will not backtrack on the option of armed struggle until the liberation of all Palestine." — Khalil Al-Haya, Hamas senior official.

The abandonment of Gaza by Israel in 2005 drove the Palestinian vote for Hamas the next year. It also explains why many Palestinians continue to support Hamas -- because they still believe that violence is the way to defeat Israel.

Hamas believes that Israel does not have the right to defend itself against rockets and terror attacks. It even considers Israel's self-defense as an "act of terror." In yet another sign that exposes Hamas's ongoing preparations to attack Israel, the movement last week held a drill with live ammunition in the northern Gaza Strip.

"What has been achieved so far is a small jihad, and the big jihad is still awaiting us." — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas is convinced that his "diplomatic jihad" against Israel is no less effective than Hamas's jihad of terrorism.Yet even if Abbas manages to achieve reconciliation with Hamas, this move should not be seen as sign of pragmatism on the part of the Islamist movement.

Under no circumstances will Hamas relinquish its policy of the destruction of Israel and its replacement with an Islamist state.From Abbas's point of view, Hamas's terrorism will only increase the pressure on Israel to capitulate. Here Abbas has an ally in Hamas: to multiply jihads to force Israel to its knees.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9548/palestinian-jihads



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Iran to build nuclear-powered ships after US ‘breaches’ atomic deal

Rouhani slams Congress for expected renewal of sanctions, says Tehran will complain to international committee overseeing accord

December 13, 2016

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ordered the country’s scientists to start work on nuclear-powered ships in response to the expected renewal of sanctions by the United States.

In letters read out on state television, Rouhani criticized the US move as a breach of last year’s nuclear accord and told Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization to start work on “planning the design and production of nuclear fuel and reactors for maritime transport.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-to-build-nuclear-powered-ships-after-us-breaches-atomic-deal/





Iran: If Trump sparks war in Gulf, Israel would be destroyed

12/11/2016

Trump has called the nuclear pact a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated," signaling that he may pull out of the deal all together.

Donald Trump's election has led to unease over threats to peace in the region, Iran's defense minister said on Sunday, warning that a war would destroy Israel and the small Gulf Arab states. This has led to unease among US allies in the Gulf, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan was quoted as saying by the semi-official Mehr news agency.

"Enemies may want to impose a war on us based on false calculations and only taking into consideration their material capabilities...Such a war would mean the destruction of the Zionist regime (Israel) ... and will engulf the whole region and could lead to a world war," Dehghan said.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-If-Trump-sparks-war-in-Gulf-Israel-would-be-destroyed-475066





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”

Hamas calls on Fatah to join forces against Israel

Hamas official calls on Fatah to join the fight against Israel, says unity necessary to free Israel from Jews.

December 11, 2016

During a convention marking Hamas' 29th birthday, Hamas politician called on Fatah to hold a "serious nationalistic dialogue" with Hamas. This dialogue is necessary, he said, in order to implement a unity based on partnership and agreement on strategy and plans for "defending" terrorist organizations, "freeing" Israel from Jewish hands, and de-legitimizing the Jewish state, in an effort to create a unified Arab state from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River. Any type of weapons and terror tactics used to accomplish this are legitimate, he said.

Al-Hiya also said jihad must concentrate on the political, legal, and international aspects of the fight, because these would best restrict Israel's movement and force the Jews out of Israel, reported the Hamas newspaper Palestine. He negated any possibility of normalizing relations with Israel, which he called "a cancer which we must remove."

In addition, he supported Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Shalah's call to cancel the Oslo Accords, and said Hamas has what they need to force Israel to free all terrorist murderers currently held in Israeli jails.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221532






Another Larger 7.8 earthquake causes damages in Kirakira

10 December 2016

THE 7.8 earthquake that struck at 4.38am on Friday caused damages to buildings in Kirakira including homes, a hospital, a church, the World Vision office and cut off the town’s power supply. A tsunami warning was issued but later lifted.

http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/national/11893-7-8-earthquake-causes-damages-in-kirakira




74 aftershocks recorded after Pidie Jaya earthquake


11 December 2016

The Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has recorded 74 aftershocks following a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that hit Pidie Jaya and surrounding areas in Aceh Province. In the morning of Sunday, there were two aftershocks measuring 3.5 and 5.3 on the Richter Scale respectively, and six aftershocks on Saturday, seven on Friday, 14 on Thursday, and 45 on Wednesday.

As many as 103 people were killed and some 8,000 others injured in the natural disaster. Based on BNPB data, there are 45,329 evacuees, with 43,613 of them now in Pidie Jaya, and 1,716 in Bireuen,. At least 108 shop houses had collapsed, 31 were heavily damaged, three moderately and 15 lightly damaged, while 2,992 homes had been heavily damaged, 94 moderately and 8,582 lightly damaged, he stated.

Some 64 mosques and other buildings had been damaged, while 14,800 meters of roads had cracked, and 55 bridges sustained damage.

http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/108320/74-aftershocks-recorded-after-pidie-jaya-earthquake




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

Solomon Islands earthquake: Second quake strikes Pacific islands at magnitude 6.9 a day after huge tremor

Quake comes almost exactly 24 hours after 7.8 magnitude earthquake

December 9, 2016

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands almost exactly 24 hours after an even larger quake struck the same area of the Pacific. Phone lines were down and electricity cuts reported in some areas, while pictures showed some buildings partly destroyed and cracks in the ground.

"Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected," a statement said.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/solomon-islands-earthquake-today-latest-magnitude-second-quake-tremor-damage-casualties-tsunami-a7466511.html





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

Magnitude-6.5 earthquake reported off Northern California

December 08, 2016

An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 was reported 102 miles west of Ferndale off Northern California on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey announced. People as far away as San Francisco reported feeling the quake, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Officials did not issue a tsunami warning.

“It started rolling and I could feel it. I had time to jump out of bed and crouch down and call the dog before it stopped. So it was a long rolling one,” Pam Cahill told the San Francisco Chronicle from just north of Eureka.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/08/magnitude-6-8-earthquake-reported-off-northern-california.html

Daniel 8 News:


Former Reagan Official Says Trump Must Make Bold Move Against Iran… They’ll hate this

"There will be serious consequences ..."

December 7, 2016

Iran is trying to tell the current and future U.S. presidents what to do and not to do.

And while President Obama might be inclined to play ball with the Islamic regime he cozied up to in order to secure his legacy-building nuclear deal, President-elect Trump is unlikely to bow down to the mullahs.

Now a former assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration — and the current head of the D.C.-based Center for Security Policy — says the incoming commander in chief would be right to scrap that nuke deal as quickly as possible, no matter what the Iranians may threaten.

“There will be serious consequences no matter what we do,” noted the outspoken defense policy analyst. “We’ve seen the Iranians engaged in acts of terrorism and in dress rehearsals for such attacks,” as well as conducting what Gaffney termed “buying sprees for advanced weapons from the Russians.”

http://www.westernjournalism.com/thepoint/2016/12/07/exclusive-former-reagan-official-says-trump-must-make-bold-move-against-iran-theyll-hate-this/



Matthew 24:7:

"And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places "


Famine Continues to Stalk Yemen

December 7, 2016

Yemen is suffering one of the greatest man-made humanitarian catastrophes of this century, and the lives of tens of millions of people are at risk. Three million people are displaced, a million and a half children under the age of five are severely malnourished, and at least 80% of the country’s population needs humanitarian aid.

The U.N. categorizes 14 million Yemenis as being food insecure right now, and the World Food Program warns that number is set to rise to 21 million in the near future. That’s almost the entire civilian population.

Oxfam’s Mark Goldring sums up the situation: Yemen is being slowly starved to death. First there were restrictions on imports – including much need food – when this was partially eased the cranes in the ports were bombed, then the warehouses, then the roads and the bridges. This is not by accident – it is systematic

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/famine-continues-to-stalk-yemen/




6.2 earthquake shakes, rattles Trinidad and Tobago

December 7, 2016

BOTTLES of wine and cans of food fell off grocery shelves while buildings swayed and some people panicked, as Trinidad and Tobago experienced a magnitude 6.2 quake; the strongest felt locally for the year. The earthquake, which lasted for about 30 seconds, was felt across the both islands from Penal in Trinidad to Scarborough in Tobago.

http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,236866.html




Frantic rescue efforts in Indonesia as earthquake kills at least 97

December 07, 2016

A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck at 5:03 a.m. and was centered about 12 miles southeast of Sigli, a town near the northern tip of Aceh, at a depth of 11 miles. The agency had initially placed the epicenter undersea. It did not generate a tsunami.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/07/frantic-rescue-efforts-in-indonesia-as-earthquake-kills-at-least-97.html



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James Mattis’ 33-Year Grudge against Iran

December 5, 2016

Many in the Pentagon worry that Trump’s pick for defense secretary is looking for a fight in the Middle East.

Mattis is the quintessential Marine; it defines everything he does and believes, from how he treats his soldiers and disciplines his commanders to how he views the world. Most critically, perhaps, for the United States and its future, Mattis has embraced the Marine Corps’ longstanding grievance against Iran, one that goes back to the 1980s.In fact, Mattis’ anti-Iran animus is so intense that it led President Barack Obama to replace him as Centcom commander.

Mattis’ Iran antagonism also concerns many of the Pentagon’s most senior officers, who disagree with his assessment and openly worry whether his Iran views are based on a sober analysis or whether he’s simply reflecting a 30-plus-year-old hatred of the Islamic Republic that is unique to his service. It’s a situation that could lead to disagreement within the Pentagon over the next four years—but also, senior Pentagon officials fear, to war. “It’s in his blood,” one senior Marine officer told me. “It’s almost like he wants to get even with them.”

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/james-mattis-iran-secretary-of-defense-214500





Iran to Trump: Death to America Will Live On

December 5, 2016

Ideologically speaking, Iran's hardliners, primarily Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and senior officials of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who enjoy the final say in Iran's domestic and foreign policies, have made it clear that Iran will not change the core pillars of its religious and revolutionary establishment: Anti-Americanism and hatred towards the "Great Satan" and the "Little Satan", Israel.

Iran's major state newspapers carried anti-American headlines this week, quoting the Supreme Leader. In his latest public speech to thousands of people, which was televised via Iran's state TV, Khamenei made it clear that Trump's presidency will cause "no difference" to Iran-US relationships. Khamenei pointed out that, "We have no judgment on this election because America is the same America". In his speech, Khamenei attacked President-elect Donald Trump and the American people. The Ayatollah called the US election "a spectacle for exposing their crimes and debacles."

Iran, with underlying anti-American objectives, is aggressively expanding its military presence and naval bases in foreign nations and international waters. Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqheri said that the expanding presence in international waters and naval bases in foreign countries "could be ten times more efficient than nuclear power." For the first time, the Iranian Navy's 44th flotilla, comprised of a Bushehr logistic warship and an Alvand destroyer, has now sailed into the Atlantic Ocean as well. According to the Tasnim news agency, Iran's navy has already deployed 49 flotillas to various maritime zones. Sayyari added that the flotillas "showcased Iran's symbol of power."

From the perspective of Iranian moderates, reformists and hardliners, the US is not a superpower anymore; but a weak actor in the Middle East and on the global stage. Iranian leaders also made it clear that Tehran will continue supporting Hezbollah and other groups that have been designated as terrorist groups by the US Department of State. These groups pursue anti-American and anti-Israeli agendas.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9467/iran-trump-death



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.”

How Iran closed the Mosul 'horseshoe' and changed Iraq war

Dec 7, 2016

In the early days of the assault on Islamic State in Mosul, Iran successfully pressed Iraq to change its battle plan and seal off the city, an intervention which has since shaped the tortuous course of the conflict, sources briefed on the plan say. Iran lobbied for Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization fighters to be sent to the western front to seal off the link between Mosul and Raqqa, the two main cities of Islamic State's self-declared cross-border caliphate.

That link is now broken. For the first time in Iraq's two-and-half-year, Western-backed drive to defeat Islamic State, several thousand militants have little choice but to fight to the death, and 1 million remaining Mosul citizens have no escape from the front lines creeping ever closer to the city center. "If you corner your enemy and don’t leave an escape, he will fight till the end," said a Kurdish official involved in planning the Mosul battle.

Securing territory west of Mosul by the Iranian-backed militias has other benefits for Iran's allies, by giving the Shi'ite fighters a launch pad into neighboring Syria to support Assad. If Islamic State is defeated in Syria and Iraq, Tehran's allies would gain control of an arc of territory stretching from Iran itself across the Middle East to Lebanon and the Mediterranean coast.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-mosul-idUSKBN13W1H1


Matthew 24:11: “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.”

END OF DAYS? Apocalypse due in THREE WEEKS when Jesus returns, claims Christian scientist

THE world will end in just three weeks when Jesus returns to the Earth, according to a Christian computer scientist.

Dec 6, 2016

By analyzing the book of Daniel, Nora Roth predicts 2017 will not even get a look in, with the apocalypse due by New Year’s Eve. Ms. Roth, a Bible student and computer scientist, revealed her shocking theory on her blog The Mark of the Beast Explained. The conspiracy theorist has based her predictions on complex calculations which suggest the apocalypse is imminent.

After looking at Bible passages and examining "God’s clocks of the sevens" based on the so-called “sevens” prophecy, Ms Roth claims “everlasting righteousness will be brought in” and Earth will be “left to rest” for a millennium.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/740551/end-of-world-apocalypse-three-weeks-jesus-return-christian-scientist





Iran Increasing Production of Ballistic Missiles

Dec 06, 2016

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that the country has increased the number of its ballistic missiles, while increasing their precision-striking capability.

"In addition to enhancing the precision-striking power and quality of ballistic missiles, the Iranian authorities and experts have used innovative and shortcut methods to produce inexpensive missiles and today, we are witnessing an increase in production (of ballistic missiles)," General Hajizadeh said in Tehran on Tuesday. His remarks came after Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan underlined that his country sees no limit for the range of the ballistic missiles that it is developing.

His remarks came as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) fired 2 home-made 'Qadr H' ballistic missiles from the Eastern Alborz Mountains at a target in Iran's Southeastern Makran seashore some 1400km away in March. The missiles were fired on the sidelines of the main stage of the IRGC drills in Central Iran and various parts of the country.

One missile had a message written on it that said in Hebrew: "Israel should be wiped off the Earth". Qadr is a 2000km-range, liquid-fuel and ballistic missile which can reach territories as far as Israel.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950916001033



“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.”

Iraq Integrates Iran-Backed Shiite Militias into Army

The Popular Mobilization Units are Iranian backed Shiite militia units accused of sectarian abuses. Sunnis fear it’s the end of a neutral army.

Many of the militia groups now in the PMU were formed fighting against the United States in the insurgency which followed the 2003 invasion of Iraq. They were grouped together after Iraq’s most senior Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani declared a jihad against the Islamic State and called on able-bodied Shiite men to take up arms and fight. Iran has supported various militia groups within the PMU with “intelligence, advisors, logistics, and weapons” via the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Lebanese Hezbollah.

Currently the groups are fighting against the Islamic State in the campaign to recapture Iraq’s second city of Mosul.

http://www.clarionproject.org/news/iraq-integrates-iran-backed-shiite-militias-army




2 Timothy 3:13 :

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

Creepy Eastern European Version of Santa, Krampus, Actually Hits People With Sticks

Santa Claus ain’t the only one coming to town.

While most of the world is gearing up for Christmas celebrations with the usual fairy lights, tinsel and elves, some Eastern European countries are celebrating a very different beast during the holidays: Santa’s terrifying counterpart Krampus. As frightening as they are, Krampus celebrations are becoming increasingly popular beyond Austria and Germany, notably in Czech Republic.

And impersonators take their jobs very seriously: Many intimate onlookers and sometimes hit them with broomsticks as they march through the streets. Last year, a Krampus festival in Austria got out of hand when five people sustained injuries as a result of getting beaten with sticks.

Krampuses are so frightening—especially for people unfamiliar with the event—that German cities had to issues warnings to newly arrived Syrian and Iraqi refugees so they would know what to expect when they encounter the monstrous creatures. (WATCH MIND-BLOWING VIDEO) :

http://heatst.com/world/creepy-eastern-european-version-of-santa-krampus-actually-hits-people-with-sticks/



Abbas Vows Never to Recognize Jewish State

December 3, 2016

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in his re-election speech on Wednesday that Palestinian Arabs will never agree to recognize Israel as a Jewish state or compromise on its peace demands, Abbas promised his listeners that 2017 would be the “year of the Palestinian state and end of the Israeli occupation.”

Next year, the annual Fatah Congress would be held in Jerusalem, he vowed, calling the city “the eternal capital of Palestine.” Abbas, who has been lauded by Western leaders as the best partner for peace that Israel has, invited representatives from terrorists groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad to attend the Congress. Both organizations have called openly for the destruction of Israel and routinely plan and carry out terror attacks within the Jewish state.

In response to the speech, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) called Abbas “the number one enemy” of Israel, “Even worse than [former Palestinian leader Yassar] Arafat. Abbas is talking about stopping his recognition of Israel, but first he should start recognizing Israel. Abbas has never recognized Israel’s right to exist. To this very day he rejects Israel’s right to exist,” MK Steinitz said in an interview with Israel Radio on Thursday.

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/79467/abbas-vows-never-recognize-jewish-state/#t223VhqeySVV7dQc.99




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,”

Israel: The Year in Terror by the Numbers

December 3, 2016

As the year comes to a close, a closer look at the statistics of Israel’s recent wave of terror shows how horrific it has really been.

According to the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), the terror wave that began in 2015 had the following number of attacks:

September- 223 attacks

October - 620 attacks, 483 in the form of firebombs. Eleven people (one foreign national and 10 Israelis) were killed, and 80 were injured, 37 of them moderately or more severely (one foreign national, 18 Israeli civilians, and 18 members of the security forces).

November- 10 people (one Palestinian and 9 Israelis) were killed in terrorist attacks. Among the non-fatal casualties, 22 were wounded in stabbings (including 5 in Jerusalem and 10 within Israel), 24 in vehicle attacks, and 12 in shootings.

December 2015- 3 civilians were killed by stabbings.

January 2016 - 126 terror attacks resulting in 5 Israelis being killed. In the major shooting attack on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv two civilians were killed as well as a taxi driver who picked up the attacker near the scene. Two Israeli civilians were killed in stabbing attacks.

February - 107 attacks resulting in 3 Israelis being killed.

March- terrorists killed one foreign national and injured 26.

April- terrorist attacks caused 18 non-fatal casualties, most of which (16) were injured in an IED attack in Jerusalem on 18 April.

May- 12 Israelis were injured in terror attacks.

June- five Israelis were killed and 21 injured.

July- 316 terrorist attacks; 1 person murdered and 17 injured. There were 6 stabbings or attempted stabbings, 6 shooting attacks, 1 ramming attacks, 8 pipe/roadside bombs, 231 stone-throwing incidents, 51 petrol bombs. Several attacks occurred in Jerusalem; the rest in Judea and Samaria.

August- 414 total attacks (the increase compared to July is mostly from stone throwing): 5 stabbing (including attempts), 3 shooting, 9 pipe/roadside bombs, 339 stone-throwing; 34 petrol bombs (Molotov cocktails).

September- 480 total attacks: 14 stabbings or attempted stabbings; 3 shootings; 1 ramming attack, 11 roadside bombs/grenades; 365 stone-throwing attacks, 63 Molotov cocktails.

October- 410 total attacks: 6 stabbings or attempted stabbings; 10 shootings; 1 ramming attack, 10 roadside bombs/grenades; 265 stone-throwing attacks, 71 Molotov cocktails. Read more at:

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/79539/year-terror-numbers/#yeOmSg5LK3TJ2zhT.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.”

Should IRGC be worried by latest Iran army promotion?

December 2, 2016

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shuffled the country’s military leadership on Nov. 19, appointing Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan deputy commander of the army, or Artesh. Pourdastan had previously led the army’s ground forces. His new appointment is significant in part because Pourdastan is one of the rare senior army commanders who has not been shy about directly engaging in Iran's political and ideological battles, and in part because of the possible intentions behind Khamenei's move.

Pourdastan has thrown out the idea of developing a “national helicopter,” to be designed and built in Iran, and spoke of merely “waiting for an order” from Khamenei to “liberate Jerusalem.” Moreover, Pourdastan has never demurred from boasting about the Iranian army's presence in Arab countries, emphasizing that the forces under his command are working closely with the IRGC in Iraq and Syria. Read more:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/12/iran-army-appointment-pourdastan-deputy-head.html#ixzz4RopfW7J1




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


Watch 15 Years of Earthquakes Rock the Planet

December 2, 2016

Make no mistake: Earth is a powerful and, at times, violent planet. And if you had any doubts, this new jaw-dropping animation ought to put them to rest.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center released a video Friday mapping every earthquake as it occurred from Jan. 1, 2001, through Dec. 31, 2015.

The visual as mesmerizing and enlightening as it is frightening. (Watch Video):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/earthquake-animation-noaa-pacific-tsunami_us_58420f7ce4b0c68e0480f908




Matthew 24:15 :


"Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand)"


BIN EXCLUSIVE: Sanhedrin Asks Putin and Trump to Build Third Temple in Jerusalem

The Nascent Sanhedrin is calling on Russian President Vladmir Putin and US president-elect Donald Trump to join forces and fulfill their Biblically-mandated roles by rebuilding the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin, contacted Breaking Israel News to announce that the election of Trump, who has promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, coupled with Putin’s expressed desire for the Temple to be rebuilt, prompted the Jewish court to send a letter offering the two the opportunity to act as modern-day Cyrus figures: non-Jewish kings who recognize the importance of Israel and the Temple.

The Sanhedrin’s letter notes that Trump’s upset victory was due to his support of Jerusalem, and reminds Trump of his campaign promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively recognizing the city as the capital of Israel. The Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed in Congress in 1995, initiated the moving of the embassy, but has been vetoed since every American president since. The Sanhedrin calls on Trump to withhold the veto after he takes office.

The Sanhedrin also recalled Putin’s connection to the Temple in its letter. During his third official trip to Jerusalem in 2012, Putin paid a late-night visit to the Kotel (Western Wall). When he arrived at the holy site, the Russian leader stood in silence for several minutes, offering up a personal prayer, after which he read Psalms from a Russian-Hebrew prayer book.

An Israeli bystander called out in Russian, “Welcome, President Putin.” Putin approached the man, who explained the importance of the Temple Mount and the Jewish Temple. Chadrei Charedim, an Orthodox Hebrew news site, reported that Putin responded, “That’s exactly the reason I came here – to pray for the Temple to be built again.”(See Video):

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/78372/bin-exclusive-sanhedrin-asks-putin-trump-build-third-temple-jerusalem/#2GDc3hoKL7FYourT.97



Matthew 7:15:

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



Court kills 'Doom prophet' fumigation sermons

12/2/2016

Limpopo Health Department spokesperson Derrick Kganyago says the department has been granted an interdict by the Limpopo High Court to stop the "Doom prophet" Lethebo Rabalago from spraying poisonous insecticide on his congregation. The unorthodox preacher from Mount Zion General Assembly made the news recently when he claimed that spraying Doom – a household insecticide aerosol brand – on his congregation would heal them.

Kganyago said the department had wanted Rabalago to first be mentally evaluated, and then last week they applied for the interdict in the Limpopo High Court.

"You will remember that at first we wanted him to be mentally evaluated because this is unhuman. You can't spray Doom on people as it has health hazards. Now we have launched an interdict to stop him and his church from spraying people with Doom, and the High Court has granted [it to] us, 'Alarming and extremely concerning'" he said.

"We grew up knowing that Doom will cause health hazards on people, and this pastor is spraying it on people," said Kganyago. On the church's Facebook page, it is claimed that Rabalago commands demons to enter the congregants' bodies, as "demons need flesh to operate". He then addresses the demons and drives them out of their bodies.

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/court-kills-doom-prophet-fumigation-sermons-20161201



Daniel 8 in focus:

U.S Senate votes 99-0 to extend the Iran Sanctions Act by 10 years.

12/2/2016

The US Senate unanimously voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) by ten years on Thursday.

The bill was passed by a vote of 99-0. It had previously been approved by a vote of 419-1 in the House of Representatives. President Barack Obama still has to sign the bill for it to become law.

The Obama Administration had hinted that it would have preferred not to sign the bill into law. It was passed with a veto-proof majority, however. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has threatened "revenge" against the US if the ISA extension is passed. He said that Iran would "retaliate" and that it would consider such a move to be a violation of the nuclear deal Iran signed with Western powers in 2015.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221134




Isaiah 14:13 :

"For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;"

Turkey’s Erdogan: Israel restricting Muslim worship

12/01/2016

"We will work with might and main to protect Palestine and the sanctity of Al-Aksa mosque,” said Turkish president this week.

Erdogan of Turkey accused Israel of restricting Muslim worship while calling on all Muslims to embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem. The President made the call to Muslims on Tuesday during public remarks at the Symposium of Jerusalem Platform in Istanbul. A Turkish government document sent to JTA summarized his remarks.

“It is not only the duty of unarmed Palestinian children to protect Al-Aksa mosque. We will continue to support Jerusalem with all our means as we have done so far. We will work with might and main to protect Palestine and the sanctity of Al-Aksa mosque,” Erdogan said.

In accusing Israel of restricting Muslim worship, he said it was “harming the sanctity” of Al-Aksa and that “Policies of oppression, isolation and discrimination have been pursued since 1948.” He referred specifically to the proposed Israeli legislation to limit the volume and the hours of the Muslim call to prayer, calling it “dangerous.”

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Turkeys-Erdogan-Israel-restricting-Muslim-worship-474164

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

Strong quake felt in southern Peru

December 01, 2016

A strong, shallow earthquake has hit in a sparsely populated area in southern Peru near Lake Titicaca in the Andes, but local media say there are no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3, while Peru's geological institute measured the tremor at 5.5.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/01/strong-quake-felt-in-southern-peru.html

Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica


December 1, 2016

A magnitude-5.3 tremor, its epicenter in the province of Cartago, shook various cities across Costa Rica at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday. People on social media reported the quake as “very strong and very long” in several cantons of Cartago, Heredia, Alajuela, Limón and the capital San José.

http://www.ticotimes.net/2016/11/30/tremors-jolt-costa-rica



Opioid Epidemic Sickens Young Children in U.S.


For nearly 20 years, opioid abuse has been spreading across the United States. Health experts say increasing numbers of Americans are growing physically dependent on painkilling medicines containing opioids, or narcotic drugs.

The problem is so great that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service is calling 'opioid use disorder' an epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that “from 2000 to 2014, nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses.”

CDC officials reported that opioid overdose deaths “hit record levels in 2014, with an alarming 14 percent increase in one year.” The American Society of Addiction Medicine notes on their website that drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. The website says that in 2014, 47,055 people died nationwide because they took more than the medically recommended amount.

The CDC says that 48 people nationwide in the U.S. die every day from opioid overdoses. And a new study found that over a 16-year period, more than 13,000 children and teenagers were hospitalized for opioid poisonings.

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/health-and-lifestyle-opioid-epidemic-sickens-children-in-america/3598524.html






Why Can't We Bring Down The Number Of New HIV Cases?


December 1, 2016

The number of people getting infected with HIV each year peaked in 1997 at about 3.5 million. Prevention efforts — including HIV education campaigns, testing programs and the distribution of billions of condoms — have slashed that figure dramatically. But progress stalled around 2010. Since then the world has tallied about 2 million new cases a year with no end in sight.

"Two million new infections a year for a disease that is preventable and primarily infecting people at young ages is a lot," says Jennifer Kates, director of HIV policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation. She says the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains one of the biggest health crises in the world: "It's still quite challenging and still alarming." Last year roughly 36 million people around the world were living with HIV, according to UNAIDS. About half of them are on drugs they'll have to take for the rest of their lives.

And the future looks grim. On Thursday UNICEF has came out with a report projecting that HIV infections among adolescents — currently 250,000 a year — could rise dramatically over the next 15 years if more isn't done to address sexual transmission among teens. UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake in a statement addressed the current stagnation around HIV/AIDS, saying, "We need to recapture the urgency this issue deserves."

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/12/01/503860200/why-cant-we-bring-down-the-number-of-new-hiv-cases






$20m UK project to stave off famine in Borno, Yobe

Nov 29 2016

PMUNICEF warns some 400,000 children aged under five in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa will suffer severe acute malnutrition this year, increasing their chances of dying from an illness ninefold. READ MORE:

http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/health/-20m-uk-project-to-stave-off-famine-in-borno-yobe/173788.html#rOpkQkQBe74GtoML.99





Madagascar drought: 330,000 people 'one step from famine', UN warns

Food and Agriculture Organisation says 330,000 people are on verge of ‘a food security catastrophe’ following sustained drought that has decimated crops

November 29, 2016

The severe drought afflicting southern Madagascar has left 330,000 people on the brink of famine, a senior UN official has warned. Three successive years of failed rains have left the island nation wrestling with crop failure and a chronic lack of food and clean drinking water, with agencies warning last month that nearly 850,000 people are experiencing “alarming” hunger levels.

“Three hundred and thirty thousand are on the verge of a food security catastrophe, next step being famine,” said Dominique Burgeon, director of emergencies and rehabilitation at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). “People are living under extreme conditions. We are dealing with a development crisis that has lasted for decades now, worsened by El Niño. For many, it is day-to-day survival,” said Elke Wisch, country representative for Unicef Madagascar.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/nov/25/madagascar-drought-330000-one-step-from-famine-un-food-and-agriculture-organisation






Daniel 8 News:


Official: IRGC Navy to Continue Missions with No Care for U.S. Ballyhoos

November 29, 2016

"Every now and then, some US officials raise such claims shows that they are in pursuit of certain objectives through their propaganda moves; therefore, we emphasize: ballyhoos are forbidden; you are the problem"

It is no more a secret any more today that the main problem in the Persian Gulf is the presence of the Americans who are seeking to display the conditions are abnormal with their improper and unprofessional behaviors," ," the IRGC Navy official said.

Noting that the vessels of different nations are everyday sailing through the region by respecting the international laws and rules without any problem, the official said that it is only the Americans who want to start problems. He stressed the IRGC Navy's preparedness to confront any threats and monitor different vessels' moves in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, and said, "We will continue our missions in our country's territorial waters without any attention to the Americans' ballyhoos and in full tranquility, and with preciseness and seriousness."

The official's remarks came after Pentagon officials claimed that on November 26, US Navy SH-60 helicopter approached Iranian warships in the Strait of Hormuz. The distance to one of them was not more than 800 meters, while the other one was about 2 kilometers away. The crew of one of the Iranian warships aimed an anti-aircraft weapon at the US helicopter to stop it from approaching the Iranian vessels further.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950909000951



ALERT: Iran Using Commercial Aircraft for Terror


November 30, 2016

Just when we thought the Iran nuclear deal couldn’t get any worse, we were proven wrong, as a terrifying new plan involving commercial aircraft was uncovered. This is why the Iran deal is so terrible and needs to be undone.

Perdue accused the Obama administration on Wednesday of facilitating Iran’s terrorist operations by signing off on the multi-billion dollar deals to sell Iran planes, according to a letter sent to the Treasury Department.

“While I find your lack of a response to our last letter troubling, I would note that the issue surrounding commercial aircraft usage for illicit purposes by the Iranian regime has now expanded, given new intelligence information alleging that Iran has indeed been using Mahan Air — a commercial airline that is currently subject to U.S. and U.N. sanctions — to smuggle weapons and ammunition to Hezbollah in Lebanon,” Perdue wrote.

Even more, Israelis reportedly sent an urgent letter that went out to the United Nations Security Council that stated, “These planes fly directly to the airport in Lebanon or Damascus and from there the weapons are transferred on the ground to Hezbollah.”

Perdue continued in his letter, “This report confirms precisely the fear we expressed in our Oct. 6 letter: that Iran continues to use commercial aircraft to smuggle weapons and ammunition in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 to support its terrorist proxies.”

http://conservativetribune.com/iran-plane-plan-uncovered/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_campaign=CTDailyEmail&utm_content=2016-11-26





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."


Erdogan urges Muslims to protect Jerusalem, support Palestinians

Turkish president says defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque should not be left to ‘children armed with stones’

November 29, 2016

Turkish President Erdogan on Tuesday urged Muslims to defend the Palestinian cause, striking a tough stance on Israel despite improved ties between the two nations. “It is the common duty of all Muslims to embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem,” the president of the majority country told a parliamentary symposium on Jerusalem in Istanbul.

Safeguarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque should not be left to children armed with nothing but stones, he said, in a likely reference to Palestinian youths who sometimes hurl stones at Israeli security forces on the Temple Mount. The Jerusalem hilltop is the third-most sacred site to Muslims and the holiest to Jews, the location of the two biblical temples.

The Turkish leader also criticized Israel’s so-called muezzin bill, a contentious proposal to make mosques reduce the volume of loudspeakers issuing the call to prayer. Speaking to Channel 2’s Ilana Dayan in Turkish, Erdogan accused Israel of failing to respect the holiness of Jerusalem, accusing it of trying to change the status quo at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

“Jerusalem is holy to three religions. You have to respect that,” he said.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/erdogan-urges-muslims-to-protect-jerusalem-support-palestinians/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=c2f767fb68-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_11_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-c2f767fb68-54606857



Daniel 8:3-4: “Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was 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.”

IRAN AND THE HOUTHIS OF YEMEN

Shiite revivalism and its challenge to Middle East order.

November 29, 2016

According to Shami Al-Daheri, a military analyst and strategic expert, the Houthis are being led by Iran and follow Tehran’s orders. “They are moving in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria following Tehran’s orders. If the country sees there is pressure on its supporters in Iraq, it issues orders to the Houthis in Yemen to carry out more criminal acts in order to divert attention and ease pressure on its proxies in these countries.”

The brutality of the Iran led campaign in Syria, and U.S. voices calling for some form of intervention, might have prompted Tehran to give the Houthis a green light to attack American naval ships. The Houthis fired three missiles at the U.S. Navy ship USS Mason last month, in all probability following Tehran’s orders. In retaliation, U.S. Navy destroyer USS Nitze launched Tomahawk cruise missiles, destroying three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by the Houthis. These radar installations were active during previous attacks, and attempted attacks on ships navigating the Red Sea. The USS Mason did not sustain any damage. U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the top American commander in the Middle East, said that he suspected Iran’s Shiite Islamic Republic to be behind the twice launched missiles by the Houthi rebels against U.S. ships in the Red Sea.

Al-Arabiya TV (August 16, 2016) claimed that Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) said that missiles made in Tehran were also recently used in Yemen by Houthi militias in cross border attacks against Saudi Arabia. The Saudis it seems, were able to intercept the Iranian manufactured Zelzal-3 rockets, also delivered to Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Assad regime forces in Syria.

Yemen is another flashpoint in the conflict between Shiite-Muslim Iran and Sunni-Muslim Saudi Arabia, over regional power and influence. Sanaa, along with Baghdad, Damascus, and Beirut are Arab capitals now forming the so called Shiite “arc of influence.” In Baghdad, the site of the Abbasid Sunni Caliphate, the Shiites dominate the government of Haider al-Abadi.

In Damascus, the capital of the Umayyad Sunni Caliphate, Bashar Assad, an Alawi (offshoot of Shiite Islam) dictator, is ruling over a Sunni majority in a state of civil war. Iran, its Revolutionary Guards, Iraqi Shiite militias, and the Lebanese Shiite proxy Hezbollah, are fighting Sunni Islamists, and genuine Syrian Sunnis, who are frustrated with being ruled by a minority dictator. Beirut is dominated by Hezbollah, the only group allowed to carry arms, whose power exceeds that of the Lebanese army, and whose masters in Tehran set its priorities.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264974/iran-and-houthis-yemen-joseph-puder


Daniel 8 News:


Iranian boat points machine gun at American helicopter

Iranian small boat points a machine gun at a U.S. Navy helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest in a series of encounters.

November 29, 2016

An Iranian small boat pointed a machine gun at a U.S. Navy helicopter flying off an American aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two U.S. defense officials told Fox News on Monday.

The two Iranian small boats were spotted approximately nine miles from the aircraft carrier while it was transiting the strait. After spotting the Iranian vessels, the aircraft carrier launched a helicopter, which had been on alert, according to the officials.

The helicopter next flew close to the Iranian small boats, where one of the Iranian vessels pointed its weapon at the helicopter and the pilots reported seeing that the machine gun was loaded, they added. The U.S. Navy helicopter then returned to USS Eisenhower after the weapon was pointed.

A Navy official called the Iranian behavior “unsafe and unprofessional,” and an “escalating measure.” The incident is the latest in a series of encounters between Iranian and American forces which have raised tensions in and around the Persian Gulf.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220974




Isaiah 17:1-3 :


"The burden against Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid. The fortress also will cease from Ephraim, The kingdom from Damascus, And the remnant of Syria;"


Israel Air Force officer: ‘Syria’s the global stage, everybody’s playing there’

Senior official gives military’s view of Syrian civil war, and how Israeli jets navigate the dangerously full skies next door

November 29, 2016

For years, Israel was without rival in the skies over the Middle East, but with the Russian military placing an advanced anti-aircraft system — the S-400 — in Syria, that dynamic has changed and turned the once open skies into a far more difficult space to navigate, according to a senior Israeli Air Force official.

“We’re living in interesting times,” the officer told reporters Sunday night, speaking on condition of anonymity. The Syrian civil war, which has ravaged the country over the past five years, has become something of an international free-for-all, with not only hundreds of local militias, but nations from all over the world taking part in the fighting.

A United States-led coalition of some 17 countries has been leading a large aerial campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Meanwhile Russia, Iran and Hezbollah have teamed up with the Bashar Assad regime to fight the various rebel groups threatening to topple the Alawite leader.

Though Israel has kept out of the Syrian civil war, the Jewish state constantly monitors the Hezbollah terrorist group and its attempts to bring weapons from Iran though Syria and into Lebanon and conducts airstrikes when necessary to prevent that materiel from reaching its destination, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has noted.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-air-force-officer-syrias-the-global-stage-everybodys-playing-there/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=e934c13d17-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_11_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-e934c13d17-54606857



Iran's Khamenei slams Rouhani for being 'too open' toward West

11/29/2016

"The West is not obligated to the deal that some of our leaders signed on to," Khamenei said at a reception for Iran's new Navy officers on Sunday. The supreme leader offered severe criticism of the recent US Congressional decision to extend sanctions on Iran by 10 years.

Khamenei called for "revenge" against a US House of Representatives vote earlier in the month in favor of extending the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) against Tehran. Khamenei said that if the US renews the sanctions, the Islamic republic will "definitely" react. If the 10-year sanctions extensions are implemented, it will constitute a violation with regard to the nuclear agreement, said Khamenei.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Khamenei-slams-Rouhani-for-being-too-open-toward-West-473953



5.6 magnitude aftershock earthquake in Nepal


November 28, 2016

The quake was also felt in Kathmandu. People fled their houses after they were woken by the pre-dawn earthquake. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages. Reports made public by the NSC state that this was 475th significant aftershock of the Gorkha earthquake 2015 recorded till date. Nepal is still recovering from last year’s earthquake that killed more than 9,000 people.

https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/5-6-magnitude-aftershock-gorkha-earthquake-hits-solukhumbu/




Report: Nuclear material said stolen from Iran could yield 'dirty bomb'

11/27/2016

The identity of the alleged thieves remains unknown, according to London-based Arabic newspaper.

Radioactive material located at Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Plant has reportedly been stolen raising concerns about the use of a so-called dirty bomb in the future, according to London-based, Arabic language newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. The identity of the alleged thieves remains unknown.

The missing material, Iridium-192, was reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency by Iran’s nuclear regulatory body earlier this month, warning neighboring Gulf states of its possible nefarious use.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-Iran-says-nuclear-material-stolen-could-yield-dirty-bomb-473776







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.”

Iran, Iraq more determined to fight terror

Nov 25, 2016

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has strongly condemned a recent terrorist attack in Iraq which killed hundreds of pilgrims, mostly Iranians, stressing that Tehran and Baghdad are more determined than ever to fight terrorism.

“Terrorists and their supporters must know that the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue with its constructive and effective measures to fight terrorism, such crimes will make Tehran and Baghdad more resolved in their battle against terrorism and extremism,” he added.

Meanwhile, First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Friday that terrorists are conducting savage and brutal measures out of desperation. “Undoubtedly, such inhuman measures will make the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nation and administration more determined in supporting the Iraqi government and nation in the war against terrorism.”

http://parstoday.com/en/news/iran-i35974-iran_iraq_more_determined_to_fight_terror_larijani


Daniel 8: Ram "pushing" (extending its power base)

Iran Plans to Expand Naval Build-Up to Far Seas, Including Yemen, Syria Waters

November 26, 2015

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said Tehran might set up on or offshore military bases in far waters, including the coasts of Yemen and Syria, in unspecified future.

"We need bases in distanced areas and perhaps we might one day come to have bases on the coasts of Yemen or Syria or establish bases on islands or offshore floating bases," General Baqeri said, addressing a forum of Naval commanders in Tehran on Saturday.

He also underlined the necessity for Iran to have a flotilla of warships with the specific mission to protect Iran's interests in the Indian Ocean similar to its fleet in the Sea of Oman.

His remarks came as Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced the country's plans to expand naval presence in international waters, and said a flotilla of warships has now been deployed in the Atlantic Ocean.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950906000676




Strong earthquake shakes remote far-western China

November 25, 2016

A strong earthquake has shaken a remote area of far-western China, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and struck Friday evening in western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. It said it was centered near the border with Tajikistan.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/25/strong-earthquake-shakes-remote-far-western-china.html



Daniel 8 News:


Iran Threatens U.S. With Retaliations If Sanctions Extended

Although Iran says new sanctions would be a violation of the nuclear pact, Iran itself has violated the agreement, says the IAEA.

November 24, 2016

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei threatened retaliations against the United States of sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic are extended.

The U.S. House of representative voted last week to extend the remaining U.S. sanctions against Iran – set to expire at the end of the year -- for another 10 years. The sanctions also include longstanding measures imposed by the U.S. that are not connected to Iran’s nuclear program, including forbidding Iranian access to the U.S. financial system and the use of the dollar, which Iran claims have hampered the economic windfall it expected from the deal.

Although Iran says the extension of the sanctions is a violation of the nuclear deal made Iran and the world powers in the summer of 2015, the deal also contained provisions to “snapback” the sanctions if Iran were to be found in violation of the agreement.

Iran was recently found – for the second time -- to be in violation of the agreement by exceeding the 130 metric tonne threshold of heavy water material used in nuclear reactors, according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Since the signing of the nuclear agreement Iran has engaged in a provocative “cat and mouse” game with the U.S. READ MORE:

https://www.clarionproject.org/news/iran-threatens-retaliation-against-us-if-sanctions-extended




El Salvador and Nicaragua earthquake: Tsunami warning lifted after 7.0 magnitude quake strikes in Pacific Ocean

Earthquake hits, triggering tsunami warnings, after Nicaragua Caribbean coastline battered by hurricane

November 24, 2016

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has shaken El Salvador and Nicaragua, just an hour after a powerful hurricane hit Nicaragua's eastern coast.

The double whammy was a grim test for a largely poor region which lacks resources and emergency plans for natural disasters. Salvadoran authorities issued a tsunami alert as a precaution after the tremor, which struck around 75 miles off the coast of El Salvador, at a depth of 20 miles beneath the Pacific Ocean, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake was first measured at a magnitude of 7.2 but was then downgraded.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/el-salvador-nicaragua-earthquake-today-tsunami-warning-72-magnitude-quake-pacific-ocean-damage-death-a7437491.html



Daniel 8 news:


Iran's Forces Outnumber Assad's in Syria

November 24, 2016

Iran's military forces and operations in Syria are significantly more than what has been generally reported so far.

The Syrian war has led to the rise and export of terrorism abroad as well as to one of the worst humanitarian tragedies, in which more than 470,000 people have been killed. Iran has played a crucial role in maintaining in power President Assad, who has repeatedly used chemical weapons on civilians. Iran has promoted continuing the conflict.

While, according to reports by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Syrian military has fewer than 50,000 men, Iran has deployed more than 70,000 Iranian and non-Iranian forces in Syria, and pays monthly salaries to over 250,000 militiamen and agents. According to a report entitled, "How Iran Fuels Syria War," published by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), non-Iranian mercenaries number around 55,000 men; Iraqi militias are around 20,000 men (from 10 groups), Afghan militias are approximately 15,000 to 20,000 men, Lebanese Hezbollah are around 7,000 to 10,000 men, and Pakistani, Palestinian and other militiamen number approximately 5,000 to 7,000.

Iran has also played critical role in pushing Russia to intensify its military involvement in Syria by providing air support, so that the IRGC and its allies could help Iran's military make quick territorial gains. Iran has spent approximately USD $100 billion on the Syrian war. The sanctions relief given to Iran as a result of the "nuclear agreement" has significantly assisted the Iranian leaders' ability to continue the war.

Iran also pays salaries to non-Iranian militias to participate in the war: "The Tehran regime spends one billion dollars annually in Syria solely on the salaries of the forces affiliated with the IRGC, including military forces, militias, and Shiite networks."

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9406/iran-soldiers-syria




John 16:2 :


" The time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service."


5 sentenced to death over burning of Christian couple in Pakistan

November 23, 2016

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) sentenced five people to death Wednesday over the killing of a Christian couple who were lynched and burned in a kiln after being falsely accused of blasphemy.

The deaths of Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi caused outrage in the country and saw other Christian families living near their home in Punjab flee the area in fear. The illiterate couple had been falsely accused of tossing out pages of the Holy Quran along with the rubbish.

Blasphemy is a sensitive issue in Pakistan, with allegations often prompting mob violence. Critics say the laws are abused to wage personal vendettas, often against Christians.

Witnesses described how an angry mob of hundreds of people set upon the couple near in Punjab in 2014, attacking them and then throwing their bodies into a brick kiln. It is unclear whether they were still alive when tossed into the kiln.

Riaz Anjum, the lawyer representing the couple’s family, said a total of 103 people had been charged in the case. But the court in the eastern city of Lahore had acquitted 90, including the owner of the brick kiln. He had been accused of locking the couple up as they tried to flee for fear they would default on their debt to him.

Apart from the five sentenced to hang, eight others were given two years’ imprisonment. “The five people awarded the death sentence were involved in dragging, beating and burning the couple while the other eight played a supportive role according to the judgement.

It was not clear when the death sentences would be carried out. After the attack it emerged that the couple had been falsely accused. Shahzad’s father, a faith healer who used pages with inscriptions in many languages for his work, had died shortly before the incident. The family was burning documents that belonged to him.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1240887/5-sentenced-death-burning-christian-couple-kot-radha-kishan/


Ezekiel 39:7 :

"So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel."

Iranian commander: Israel will be gone in 10 years

Senior Iranian military commander predicts that the Palestinian Arabs will “get rid of Israel” in the next 10 years.

November 22. 2016

A senior Iranian military commander predicted on Monday that the Palestinian Arabs would “get rid of Israel” in the next 10 years. Speaking to students near Tehran and quoted by the semiofficial Fars news agency, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said the Palestinian territories will be “freed from Israel's occupation” within a decade, expressing hope that the notions, thoughts and ideology that led to Iran's Islamic Revolution would help the Arabs get rid of Israel.

Naqdi further claimed that the Islamic Revolution helped Iran get rid of the United States over 35 years ago, rescued the country from Saddam Hussein's aggression and helped the Lebanese to get rid of the Americans as well. The comments are another example of the anti-Israel and anti-American rhetoric that is constantly spoken by Iranian officials.

Chief among them is Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has referred to Israel as a “cancer” and in the past threatened to "annihilate" the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220654


Psalm 83:4 :

"They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."



Iran, Hamas and the Dance of Death

November 23, 2016

It now appears that the Obama Administration's failed policies in the Middle East have increased the Iranians' appetite, such that they are convinced that they can expand their influence to the Palestinians as well. Iran has one goal only: to eliminate the "Zionist entity" and undermine moderate and progressive Arabs and Muslims.

"Relations between Iran and Hamas are currently undergoing revitalization, and are moving in the right direction," announced Osama Hamdan, a senior Hamas official. He went on to explain that "moving in the right direction" means that Iran would "continue to support the resistance" against Israel.

Hamas and Iran have no meaningful ideological or strategic differences. Both share a common desire to destroy Israel and replace it with an Islamic empire. Iran expects results: Hamas is to use the financial and military support to resume attacks on Israel and "liberate all of Palestine, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea."

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9395/iran-gaza-hamas


Daniel 8:16-17:  “So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."

Daniel 8:3-4: “Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was 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.”

Former Jordanian Minister: Iran Regime Creates Chaos, Insecurity, and Instability in the Islamic Countries

22 November 2016

The former Jordanian Minister and Ambassador, Bassam al-Amoush in an interview with NCRI on November 18th, 2016 discussed Iran's meddle in the region and stated: “Iran’s meddle in the region is not only limited to occupying the lands but it also overheats and ignites the sectarian sedition as well as a religious war to divide Muslims."

He also added: “the Iranian people are civilized and Muslim. They wish to have the rulers in order to care them but the clerical regime takes their money to spend on the wars that do not have any benefit for the people. The clerical regime is united with the Syrian regime to kill the Syrians and to disintegrate the Iraqi people. This is not even a benefit to our economy since Iran's economy is inflicted by the million dollars of costs which have been wasted."

Dr. Bassam al-Amoush condemned the divisive policies of the Iranian regime which resulted in the breakdown of the Islamic countries. He said:"I take issue with the divisive policies that Khamenei follows as the Supreme Leader of Iran." On Thursday 17th November 2016, at the end of the extraordinary session of the Foreign Ministers, the case of Houthi militias' missile attack on Mecca was referred to UN by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

http://ncr-iran.org/en/news/terrorism-fundamentalism/21537-former-jordanian-minister-iran-regime-creates-chaos-insecurity-and-instability-in-the-islamic-countries


Matthew 24:12 :

"And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold."


No Holds Barred: Stop the Syrian genocide: November 21, 2016

Anti-genocide group says genocide warning system is “flashing red” in South Sudan: November 21, 2016

Burundi 'risks genocide amid forgotten conflict': November 15, 2016

Africa: Rape As an Act of Genocide - From Rwanda to Iraq: November 17, 2016

Chaldean bishop demands action to end anti-Christian genocide: November 19, 2016


http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/No-Holds-Barred-Stop-the-Syrian-genocide-or-cancel-the-Elie-Wiesel-Lecture-473285

http://www.southsudannewsagency.com/index.php/2016/11/21/anti-genocide-group-says-genocide-warning-system-flashing-red-south-sudan/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/burundi-risks-genocide-forgotten-conflict-161115142336120.html


http://allafrica.com/stories/201611210519.html



Matthew 24:11: “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.”

Women weakest link in deceit by Satan: False Prophets

November 21, 2016

As I share with you this teaching, please say to yourself: “I’m not going to allow false prophets, pastors, so-called man of God to deceive me again!”

I often see many women buying bottles of “holy water” being from false prophets in various churches right from Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The list of countries is endless. Very few men would do such things because it is in their blood to discern what is not from Jehovah God, even without touching the bible. Some women are made to eat grass in order to get healed. Where in the bible have you heard Jesus commanding man to eat grass or drink petrol in order to be healed?

Just in modern days today, we are shocked by a Brazilian pastor deceiving congregants, mainly women, to suck his private parts in church saying his semen was Holy Milk. A man alone would not do such dirty things.

Also, a Nigerian pastor impregnated more than 20 women in his church while claiming God commanded him to have sex with them – and their daughters. Both girls and married women flocked that church to sleep with such a pastor.

In another popular church in Pretoria, women are being given handkerchiefs in order to receive blessings. They force their unemployed husbands or those that seeking to be most powerful to go with to get handkerchiefs in order to “be blessed”.

In Harare, Zimbabwe, another prophet sales bricks to unsuspecting women saying that would make them have many houses from heaven. As a result, the women force their husbands to buy such expensive “anointed” bricks. READ MORE:

http://cajnewsafrica.com/2016/11/22/women-weakest-link-in-deceit-by-satan/




Japan earthquake: 7.4 magnitude quake prompts tsunami warning


21 November 2016

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has struck off the coast of Fukushima – the site of 2011’s devastating 8.9 quake and resulting tsunami – at Tuesday 5.59am local time (Monday 8.59pm GMT).

Tsunami warnings were issued for the Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures, with waves at Sendai port recorded at 1.4m high. The warnings have since been downgraded, although residents are still advised to move to high ground and avoid the shore.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/nov/21/japan-earthquake-tsunami-warning-live-updates




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"


Hamas chief says Israel ‘playing with fire’ by muffling mosques


Khaled Mashaal denounces legislation that would ban loudspeakers from prayer houses, says it’s a ‘red line’ for Palestinians

November 20, 2016

In a statement sent to the official Turkish News Agency Anadolu, Mashaal, who resides in Qatar, said that by advancing the bill, Israel was “playing with fire.”

“What the Israel occupation state is doing at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as preventing the call to prayer in Jerusalem, is playing with fire,” Mashaal said, referring to the mosque on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, where Palestinians allege — and Israel firmly denies — that there have been changes to the status quo agreement. “This created a fierce reaction in the Palestinian community and the whole of the Islamic nation.”

Jordan’s Islamic Endowments Minister Abdul Salam Abadi also criticized the bill last week. Abadi, who is director of the department for Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs, insisted that the call to prayer from the Al-Aqsa Mosque’s loudspeakers would never be silenced.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-chief-says-israel-playing-with-fire-by-silencing-mosques/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=b729292a23-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_11_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-b729292a23-54606857



Matthew 24:7:

"And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places."



Russia Wishes Away Its HIV Epidemic

November 20, 2016

As of Sept. 30, there were 854,187 Russians registered as living with HIV. The number has been growing steadily since late 1990s, and has been increasing while the number of new cases has been falling in developed countries. In 2015, 95,475 new HIV cases were registered. During the first nine months of 2016, another 75,962 HIV diagnoses were handed out. UNAIDS has reported that Russia has the largest HIV epidemic in the European Region, and one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the world.

“The HIV epidemic in Russia is not an abstract, theoretical threat. As noted at the highest levels of the Russian government, HIV in Russia has reached a critical level, and the epidemic is getting worse by the day,” Vinay Saldanha, UNAIDS regional director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, told The Moscow Times.

https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/hiv-epidemic-in-Russia-56214



Haitians face threat of famine

November 20, 2016

A month after Hurricane Matthew slammed into southwest Haiti with wind speeds of up to 155 miles an hour, much of the electrical grid, roads, houses and food stocks destroyed have not been repaired or replaced.bSome 800,000 people need food desperately, according to UNICEF-Haiti. The hurricane destroyed the homes of hundreds of thousands of subsistence farmers in Grand Anse and Sud, the two worst-hit departments. It also destroyed their food and the seed they need to raise their next crops, along with thousands of fruit trees. Some 112,000 children are at the greatest risk from hunger because they are already so thin after a three-year drought.

http://www.workers.org/2016/11/20/haitians-face-threat-of-famine/#.WDJxf7IrLIU




Millions face starvation as famine hits southern Africa


November 20, 2016

The people of Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe are facing the risk of death as erratic weather, drought and crop failures have resulted in chronic food shortages. Hundreds of people have already died from malnutrition and that figure is set to rise substantially. One young person being confirmed in the diocese of Toliara in Madagascar collapsed in the arms of Bishop Tod McGregor as a result of dehydration.

“People are weak and listless and sleeping every day without eating,” Toliara diocese’s development co-ordinator, Gasthé Alphonse, said. “Children have started to drop out of school through weakness or because they’ve got to walk further to collect water.

“People have been selling their animals to buy food they would normally grow themselves. Once they’ve sold their livestock, they have no other resources to buy food. Even those with little resources are struggling to feed their families as food and water prices are too high. People are eating cactus like animals to survive.”

http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2016/11/millions-face-starvation-as-famine-hits-southern-africa.aspx
 



Strong Earthquake Hits Western Argentina

The magnitude 6.4 quake struck northeast of Chile’s capital of Santiago.

11/20/2016

A magnitude 6.4 quake on Sunday hit western Argentina, northeast of Santiago, the capital of neighboring Chile, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake’s epicenter was 16 miles (25.75 km) southwest of the Argentine town of San Juan, and about 180 miles (290 km) northeast of Santiago in Chile. The tremor was initially reported as a magnitude 6.7 but was later downgraded.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/earthquake-argentina_us_58321017e4b058ce7aabb389



Matthew 24:9 :


" Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake."

"Allah, Kill the Despicable Christians"

November 20, 2016

"Allah, kill the despicable Christians. Allah, kill each and every last one of them...." — 16-year-old Muslim son of an Islamic cleric living in Belgium.

Uganda: A group of Muslims murdered Pastor Robert Bakulubanywa, 38, as he was returning home after a Sunday evening at his church. A group of Muslims — reportedly angry with him for evangelizing to Muslims and refusing to sell them land — surrounded him, tied him up, and sliced him to death with a sword.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Muslim militants from the Allied Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Uganda gathered and tied up between 36 and 50 Christians, before hacking them to death. In recent years, the "liberation" front has targeted Christians with violence, abducting people, looting Christian villages, and destroying churches, although most Western media downplay the religious motives of the rebels.

"ISIS is not the problem... They shaved my head, they put my head in freezing cold water and then into boiling hot water. They burned their cigarettes on me, they electrocuted me." — Majed el-Shafie, imprisoned and tortured in Egypt for converting to Christianity.

A Christian girl faces death threats if she does not return to her Muslim abductor who forcibly converted her to Islam. The family of a Christian girl who was kidnapped, raped, forced to convert to Islam, and then forcibly married to a Muslim are now under threat if they refuse to hand back their daughter to her captors.

Read More:
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9350/kill-despicable-christians



Matthew 24:10,12:

“And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”

650% Increase in Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Western Nations: Global Terrorism Index

Nov 17, 2016

A new terrorism report finds that deadly terrorist attacks in Western nations increased by over 650 percent in 2015 despite the fact that there was a 10 percent decrease in the total number of deaths due to terrorism worldwide.

The Global Terrorism Index, a report published by the Institute for Economics and Peace using statistics from the Global Terrorism Database, states that as a result of military efforts against brutal terrorists groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Boko Haram in Nigeria, the world saw its first decline in six years of the overall number of terror deaths.

Although 3,389 fewer people were killed by terrorists in 2015 compared to those killed in 2014, there was still a global total of 29,376 terror deaths, which meant that 2015 was the second deadliest year on record.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/650-increase-in-deadly-terrorist-attacks-in-western-nations-global-terrorism-index-171577/#QK8Rdy7pUkaEuGIJ.99



Daniel 7:5 :

"And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: 'Arise, devour much flesh!"


Israeli official: Russia has long-term ambitions in the Middle East

November 17, 2016

Avi Dichter, chairman of Israel's foreign affairs and defense committee and the former head of the Shin Bet intelligence agency, said Russia's views on Iran, Syria's Bashar al-Assad and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah were in sharp contrast to Israel's and a growing source of potential conflict.

From Israel's perspective, Iran is the greatest threat in the region and will do whatever it can to confront Israel either directly or through its proxies, Hezbollah and Assad. Russia, on the other hand, has no problem with any of those actors.

"They view Hezbollah positively as the errand lackey of Iran in Syria and Lebanon, (and) they are backing the Shi'ite militia activity in Iraq and Syria. Russia does not view Iran and its proxies according to the level of threat they pose or broadcast towards Israel,” Dichter said of Moscow.

“Moscow thinks Assad should stay in power, that Iran is a stabilizing force and that the nuclear deal the United States struck with Tehran was largely positive, Dichter said. Israel views on all accounts are entirely opposite.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Israeli-official-Russia-has-long-term-ambitions-in-the-Middle-East-472838






Daniel 8:3-4:

“Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was 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.”

Arab states take united stand against Iran (Video)

11 Middle East nations accuse the Islamic Republic of sponsoring terror.

11/17/2016

The Iranian Islamic Republic is “pushing” in many countries that are absolutely tired of their interference in their internal affairs.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220417





BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM

Israel's Muezzin Bill seeks 'Judaization of Jerusalem'

11/16/2016

The bill shows Israel's growing intolerance towards its non-Jewish citizens, say Palestinian activists.

Palestinian politicians in Israel have found an unexpected ally inside the government against a new bill banning mosques from using loudspeakers to broadcast the call to prayer.

The so-called Muezzin Bill - named after the person who calls Muslims to prayer - was approved by a ministerial committee on Sunday, on the grounds that it is needed to reduce "noise pollution" from mosques.

"Israel already has noise pollution laws, which it rarely implements. This bill is indicative of Israel's current mood, of growing intolerance towards its non-Jewish citizens."

He said the bill's main goal was the further "Judaization" of Jerusalem, and would be used against the al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City. The mosque has become a flashpoint, with mounting concern from Palestinians that Israel is seeking ever greater control over the site.

Youssef Ideiss, the Palestinian Authority's religious affairs minister, warned this week that the bill risked plunging the region into a "religious war". Jordan, which oversees religious matters at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, added its opposition on Tuesday. Abdullah Abbadi, the Islamic affairs minister, accused Israel of damaging the delicate status quo in Jerusalem. He said, given that Israel was an occupying power, any changes it made in Jerusalem were "null and void".

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/11/israel-muezzin-bill-seeks-judaisation-jerusalem-161116101604441.html



Hamas threatens Tel Aviv

Senior terrorist leader claims organization now boasts stockpile of long-range missiles, can shut down Tel Aviv.

11/16/16

The Hamas terror group is continuing its military build-up, a senior official in the organization claims, and now possesses a large stockpile of powerful, long-range missiles capable of wreaking havoc across large swaths of Israel.

Speaking at a memorial service marking the fourth anniversary of the targeted killing of Al-Qassam commander Ahmed Jabria, Hamas official and spokesperson for the group, declared that the terror organization possessed “hundreds and even thousands of missiles that can blow up Tel Aviv and even [targets] beyond it.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220367




Daniel 8:

Iran: Khamenei explains 'Death to America' chant (Video)

Iran's Supreme Leader blasts United States, explains why Iranians chant "Death to America" at rallies.

11/14/2016

Chanting “Death to America” during rallies in Iran means “death to everything that America represents,” according to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in an attempt to explain the chants away.

Chanting “Death to America” during rallies in Iran means “death to everything that America represents,” according to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in an attempt to explain the chants away. Khamenei’s comments came in a speech he gave one day before the anniversary of the 1979 U.S. embassy takeover in Tehran, during which the infamous chant was yet again heard on the streets of Tehran – as it is every year.

Khamenei’s speech was posted on his official website and on social media outlets. It was translated to English by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
“Human values have been trampled (in the U.S.),” stated Khamenei in the speech. There are “discrimination, controversies, racism and human rights violations.” Iran's record on human rights was not part of his rhetoric.

“When you chant ‘Death to America’,” he continued, “when you are told to direct all your chants against America, it means: Death to all these things (that America represents.” The crowd then responded with the “Death to America” chant.

Iran today, claimed the Supreme Leader, “holds its head up high” in countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, as well as in the Persian Gulf. “Everywhere you look Iran is a glowing figure,” he boasted. The speech is the latest example of the inflammatory anti-U.S. rhetoric that is still prevalent in Iran, even after it signed a nuclear deal with Western countries, including the United States.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220242



India still losing fight against child pneumonia, diarrhoea epidemics

November 13, 2016

It is World Pneumonia Day 2016, and India stands pretty much where it stood last year — right on top of the charts with a total of 2,96,279 deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea, the tally being just short of last year’s figure of 2,97,114 deaths, and the nation desperately needs to reduce those numbers.

The Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report published annually by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, puts India at the top of the list of 15 nations, as it did last year, and the years before.


http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/raising-cain-over-child-pneumonia-deaths/article9339053.ece






“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 (great nation) 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.”

“So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."

Iran deal violation: sign of emboldened country or more transparency?

11/14/2016

"Regardless, Iran’s breach of the heavy water stockpile limit underscores the need for greater transparency on implementation of the deal.”

Weak reaction from the US and others to Iran’s violation on Wednesday of “heavy water” limits mandated by its nuclear deal with the West, “obviously strengthens Iran’s hand and emboldens it,” Emily Landau of the Institute for National Security Studies, a research institute affiliated with Tel Aviv University, said on Saturday.

“Iran had the gall to violate again... in a string of issues that have arisen over the course of 2016,” he said, adding “the administration plays down the issues and denies wrongdoing by Iran.”

Landau cited several ongoing issues of concern, including: German intelligence reports of Iran trying to acquire nuclear material illegally, a large US payment to Iran that many saw as tantamount to ransoming American prisoners, continued missile tests, US lobbying for reinvestment in Iran, and exemptions from several oversight requirements in the deal for some countries.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-deal-violation-sign-of-emboldened-country-or-more-transparency-472523



Strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits northwestern Argentina

November 13, 2016

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has struck northwestern Argentina, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The earthquake struck just after 8 a.m. local time and was centered about 16 miles north of the community of Chilecito in La Rioja province, near the border with Chile. It had a depth of around 62 miles.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/13/strong-6-2-magnitude-earthquake-hits-northwestern-argentina.html



New Zealand Struck by Powerful Earthquake 7.8

November 13, 2016

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude hit the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island just before midnight there on Sunday, triggering multiple aftershocks and tsunami waves and killing at least two people, officials said.

Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management officials warned people living near the coast to move inland to higher ground as tsunami waves raised seawater levels in some places by about six feet. Officials in Wellington, the capital, urged people to stay out of its central business district until the risk of damage to its buildings could be assessed.

“Every time you go up one magnitude, say from 6.3 to 7.3, it is 32 times larger in terms of the energy released,” Mr. Jaksa said. This earthquake was about 40 to 50 times as large as the one in Christchurch in 2011, he said. After the initial shock, which the United States Geological Survey measured at 7.8, there was an aftershock measuring 6.1 and then several more shocks, with three of those measuring in the high fives, Mr. Jaksa said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/14/world/asia/new-zealand-earthquake.html?_r=0





First Comes War, Then Comes Famine

November 11, 2016

They’ve killed upwards of 20,000 people through suicide bombs and armed raids, decimated large swaths of land, taken hostages and prisoners, and disrupted the oil production of a country dependent on its revenues. The international spotlight is focused on the fight for Mosul, but the world’s deadliest terrorist organization continues to operate a half continent away. Boko Haram, founded in 2002, first received its moment in the headlines 12 years later.

The less well documented of Boko Haram’s atrocities is their complete destruction of Northeastern Nigeria, more specifically the Borno State, which is currently in the throes of what senior UN relief official Peter Lundberg has called the “worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent.” According to a report by UNICEF, years of conflict have displaced 2.6 million people nationwide, including 1.4 million children. More than 1.2 million of those displaced persons reside in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, either in informal lodgings or the 11 official camps. These numbers are overwhelming in their own right, but when coupled with the fact that this area is almost entirely unreachable by underfunded and overworked aid groups, disaster is guaranteed.

Nearly 400,000 children are facing starvation this year alone, and over 6 million people are at risk for “severe hunger”. According to a coalition of 15 humanitarian organizations, over 65,000 people are “already living in famine in pockets of northeast Nigeria, and over one million people are one step away from famine”. One in five children could die before the end of this year. “Every time I think I know how bad it is, we get more data and it’s worse,” said Arjan de Wagt, the head of nutrition at UNICEF in Nigeria.

http://mironline.ca/first-comes-war-then-comes-famine/




6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Japan

Nov 11, 2016

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck about 250 miles north of Tokyo early Saturday local time on Japan's east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was centered in Ishinomaki, in the same vicinity as the devastating Tohoku earthquake that claimed thousands of lives in 2011. No tsunami warning has been issued at this time.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/62-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-japan-2016-11-11




Israel won’t let Iran have military presence in Syria

Netanyahu tells Russian PM2 leaders hail security cooperation; Medvedev says, ‘Every time I visit Israel I feel at home”

November 10, 2016

Israel will prevent Iran from establishing a military presence in Syria, and will continue to intervene to stop Iran arming Hezbollah and other Shiite militias there, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, on Thursday in Jerusalem.

“Israel, Russia, the United States and many other countries share the objective of defeating the Islamic State. At the same time, we are also concerned by the second actor promoting radical Islam — Iran — which champions the destruction of Israel and also supports 360-degree terror on five continents.”

Hence, Israel is determined to do two things, Netanyahu said: “First, prevent Iran from achieving nuclear weapons and second, to prevent Iran — in any situation that arises in Syria, with or without an agreement — from establishing itself militarily in Syria, on the ground, in the air or at sea. We are also determined to prevent it from bringing about the establishment of Shiite militias, which it is organizing, and of course, the arming of Hezbollah with dangerous weapons aimed at us.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-wont-let-iran-have-military-presence-in-syria-netanyahu-tells-russian-pm/



Daniel 8: Its all coming together!

Iran violates limit established in nuclear deal, UN finds

November 10, 2016

Iran violated one of the terms of its nuclear deal signed with six world powers by exceeding a limit on its heavy water stockpile, according to a report from United Nations monitors on Wednesday -- the same day the rogue nation demanded the U.S. stick to the deal, no matter what.

Meanwhile, the chief of staff of Iran's armed forces criticized Trump for the president-elect's harsh words about confronting Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri said, "The person who has recently achieved power, has talked off the top of his head! Threatening Iran in the Persian Gulf is just a joke."He said American presidential candidates during their campaigns "eat too much sugar," a reference to a Farsi proverb about people who talk nonsense.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/10/iran-violates-limit-established-in-nuclear-deal-un-finds.html



Daniel 8:

Iranian general: Trump’s threat to attack Iranian ships ‘a joke’

Armed forces chief of staff calls president-elect’s boast he wouldn’t tolerate Iranian provocations ‘all talk’

November 10, 2016

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the armed forces chief of staff has criticized Donald Trump for his past harsh words about confronting Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf.

The Thursday report quotes General Bagheri as saying, “The person who has recently achieved power, has talked off the top of his head! Threatening Iran in the Persian Gulf is just a joke.” He said American presidential candidates during their campaigns “eat too much sugar,” a reference to a Farsi proverb about those who talk nonsense.

In September, Trump said Iranian ships trying to provoke the US “will be shot out of the water” if he were president.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iranian-general-trumps-threat-to-attack-iranian-ships-a-joke/



Top Commander Reveals Iranian Technology of Missiles Fired by Hezbollah at Israel

November 10, 2016

Stressing that Iran continues to help the oppressed nations against the terrorists and the world arrogance powers, he said that the country's assistance to Hezbollah in the missile field and other arenas are also in line with the same policy.

In relevant remarks in February 2015, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh underlined Iran's high missile capabilities, and said Tehran has provided Syria, Iraq, Palestine and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance group with the needed know-how to produce missiles.

"The IRGC's Aerospace Force has developed to a stage in the field of missile industries that it can mass-produce different types of short- and mid-range missiles," Hajizadeh said in Tehran.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has helped Iraq, Syria, Palestine and the Lebanese Hezbollah by exporting the technology that it has for the production of missiles and other equipment, and they can now stand against the Zionist regime, the ISIL and other Takfiri groups and cripple them," he added.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950820000649



Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader renews calls for jihad against Israel

NOVEMBER 8, 2016

Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood; the Palestinian Authority and Fatah also seek the obliteration of Israel, according to their charters.

Meanwhile, the overt jihadist ploy to wipe out the Jewish history and identity of Israel continues. Stark recent examples include the declaration by UNESCO that the Temple Mount is a Muslim site, the Palestinians are claiming ownership of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the declaration that Jesus is a Palestinian.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader “cited an apocalyptic hadith often invoked by Islamists inciting Muslims to kill Jews”:

“The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) has informed us, when he said: “The Hour will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, with Muslims fighting them until the Jew hides behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees saying: ‘Oh Muslim, Oh servant of Allah, this Jew behind me, come kill him.'”

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/11/muslim-brotherhood-spiritual-leader-renews-calls-for-jihad-against-israel




Millions threatened with starvation

8th November, 2016

A two-year drought, coming on top of widespread poverty, production disruptions and depleted food reserves, has plunged Southern Africa into its most serious food emergency in at least a decade. Nearly 16 million people in seven countries are at risk of starvation by the end of this year.

Unless urgent measures are taken soon, cautions the World Health Organization, as many as 50,000 lives a month could be lost to malnutrition and disease. In early July, the UN launched an urgent appeal for $611 mn in emergency aid to stave off the regional crisis, on top of $236 mn requested earlier for Angola.

 http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/249206747/millions-threatened-with-starvation



Iran Threatens US Ahead Of Election Day While Kerry Is Promoting Trade with Islamic Republic

November 7, 2016

“The whole world should know that the IRGC will be in the U.S. and Europe very soon,” Abnoush threatened.

His threat came as a third Iranian commander claimed that the U.S. army is helping Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city that is currently under siege by an odd coalition that includes the Iraqi Army, the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition and Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi Shiite militias.


http://www.westernjournalism.com/iran-threatens-us-ahead-election-day-kerry-promoting-trade-islamic-republic/



 

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."

4th Muslim-Christian Summit: Peaceful Coexistence, motto of Divine Religions

November 7, 2016

Divine religions foster values such as justice, peace and peaceful coexistence, Head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Abuzar Ebrahimi Torkaman said. Stressing the need for peace and security in today’s world, Ebrahimi underlined that divine faiths promote security and peaceful existence in all of their teachings.

The summit, has been organized in Tehran by ICRO with the motto of "Respecting and Preserving Human Dignity, Paving the Way for Global Peace and Security”. Ebrahimi Rorkaman said the participants have gathered to discuss ways for countering one of the main challenges facing humanity today, namely, the decline in spirituality and the spread of violence and extremism that have targeted human dignity and global peace.

He called for scholarly dialogue among religions for working out joint strategies to counter conducts that endanger global peace and security.

http://en.abna24.com/service/iran/archive/2016/11/07/790329/story.html




Massive earthquake strikes Oklahoma

NOVEMBER 7, 2016

A sharp earthquake centered near one of the world’s key oil hubs Sunday night triggered fears that the magnitude 5.0 temblor might have damaged key infrastructure in addition to causing what police described as “quite a bit of damage” in the Oklahoma prairie town of Cushing.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission said it and the Oklahoma Geological Survey were investigating after the quake, which struck at 7:44 p.m. and was felt as far away as Iowa, Illinois and Texas.

https://thehornnews.com/massive-earthquake-strikes-midwest/





Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Explains the Chant "Death to America"

November 7, 2016

This short clip demonstrates the animosity and belligerence of the Iranian nation against the West, Israel and the pursuit to gain dominance in the Middle East.

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/5741.htm




IRAN: US-West plots to partition Middle East lead to dangerous consequences

Nov 06, 2016

A senior Iranian official says the US and West intend to partition countries in the Middle East, warning that the breakup of Muslim states will lead to “dangerous” consequences.

Senior Adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on International Affairs said, “What is pursued by the US and Western countries is to partition Syria into four parts and the same issue is also envisaged for Iraq to be divided into three parts and also for Yemen to be divided into at least two parts.”

He added that the disintegration of Muslim countries would lead to “dangerous consequences and outcomes. Terrorists and extremists are a tool in the hands of the Americans and the Zionists, supported by them. The aim of terrorism and arrogant powers is to weaken and partition Muslim countries,” the senior Iranian official said.

http://parstoday.com/en/news/iran-i33199-us_west_plots_to_partition_middle_east_lead_to_dangerous_consequences_leader%E2%80%99s_aide



Daniel 8:5-6, 17:

“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 (great nation) 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.”

“So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."


Israeli official: Iran commands 25,000 Shi'ite fighters in Syria

November 4, 2016

Israel has long seen Iran as its greatest threat and campaigned hard against US-led efforts to strike a nuclear deal with Tehran.

Iran now commands a force of around 25,000 Shi'ite Muslim militants in Syria, mostly made up of recruits from Afghanistan and Pakistan, the former head of Israel's domestic intelligence agency has told a visiting Swiss delegation.

In Syria, Iran also has the support of the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, which has long experience in the region, particularly against Israel. It is not clear how many Hezbollah fighters are in Syria. "The Iranians enlisted Hezbollah ... to fight in Syria because the Iranian army is better suited to fight as an army against another army, while the Hezbollah militants are adept at fighting against terror groups," he said.

Dichter told the delegation that Iran's "dream" was to rule the Islamic holy sites of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. "Everybody should ask themselves why the Iranians are building missiles with a range of 2,000 km, twice the distance (from their territory) to Israel." Dichter said that was why Israel was convinced Iran had not abandoned its nuclear aspirations but only put them on hold, playing a long game against the West.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Israeli-official-Iran-commands-25000-Shiite-fighters-in-Syria-471594


Earthquakes in Diverse Places:

Chile earthquake rocks Santiago with 6.4 magnitude tremor

November 4, 2016

AN EARTHQUAKE in Chile of 6.4 magnitude has struck near the capital of Santiago, which the country's officials have labelled a "major" seismic event.

There have been reports that telephone lines are not working following the earthquake in Santiago, Chile, but no injuries or deaths have been reported. The navy have said the earthquake is unlikely to generate a tsunami off the coastline.

A witness in Santiago said: "It started slowly but became stronger, then decreased in intensity again. It was fairly long."

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/728887/Chile-Santiago-Earthquake-buildings-shake



Daniel 8: Two horns come together:

Minister: Iran in Favor of Iraq's Unity, Immunity from Foreign Interference

Nov 04, 2016

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli underlined that his country supports Iraq's unity and opposes foreign interference in the country.

"Iran's view on Iraq is based on unity, solidarity, integrity of territories, maintaining independence and non-interference of foreign countries in Iraq and finally its reaching security, peace and development," Rahmani Fazli told reporters in the Western city of Sanandaj on Thursday night. Stressing highly friendly relations with Iraq, he said, "Iran has not spared any efforts to do everything it could for Iraq upon its demand."

"The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its all-out support for the Iraqi government and nation in confronting terrorism," Jaberi Ansari said in a meeting with Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Nazar Khairallah in Baghdad. Noting that extremism and terrorism are seriously threatening the region and the world, he underscored the need for Iran and Iraq to cooperate in resolving the current crises and problems in the region and holding bilateral and multilateral meetings to this end.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950814000491



More Daniel 8:

Iran reaffirms campaign against global arrogance

4 November 2016

Iran reaffirmed campaign against global arrogance in a ceremony to mark anniversary of capture of the den of spies in Tehran, the US embassy.

They reaffirmed campaign against global arrogance to ‘the last person and to the last breath.’ The statement cited the remarks made by Supreme Leader that Iran will steer clear of the United States and that negotiations with the US about the nuclear dispute brought nothing.

The Supreme Leader said that the US officials are liar, deceitful and break their promises and not trustworthy for negotiations. The statement cautioned Iranian officials against trusting the US government, advising them to exercise vigilance against conspiracy of the United States. It said that the United States supports anti-Iran warmongering by the Zionist and Saudi regimes, and that any friendly approach towards the US government will be regarded as betrayal of Islam, the cause of Islamic Revolution, the nation and the blood of martyrs.

http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2016/11/04/iran-reaffirms-campaign-against-global-arrogance/



Great Satan U.S extends national emergency against Iran despite nuclear deal

4 November 2016

US President Barack Obama has extended the country’s national emergency with respect to Iran despite last year’s nuclear agreement with Tehran and the P5+1 to lift sanctions. In a letter sent to Congress on Thursday, Obama told lawmakers that US relations with Iran have not returned to normal, and that it’s necessary to maintain the status quo.

“Our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal, and the process of implementing the agreements with Iran, dated Jan. 19, 1981, is still under way,”

Obama wrote in the letter. “For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency … with respect to Iran.” A state of emergency gives a US president extraordinary powers, including the ability to seize property, summons the National Guard and hire and fire military officers at will. The state of emergency also forms the basis for most US sanctions against other countries.

http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2016/11/04/great-satan-us-extends-national-emergency-against-iran-despite-nuclear-deal/




Iran’s IRGC's “Towards Jerusalem” Military Drills

The fast reaction units of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps' Basij force exercise “Towards Jerusalem” drills in Ahwaz province, Friday. [PHOTOS]

http://en.farsnews.com/imgrep.aspx?nn=13950814000914




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.”

Iran, Iraq Keen to Expand Judicial Cooperation

November 4, 2016

Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani and Chairman of the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council Medhat al-Mahmoud in a meeting in Baghdad on Sunday underlined the need for the expansion of mutual cooperation. During the meeting in the Iraqi capital today, Amoli Larijani and al-Mahmoud explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating bilateral ties in the judicial fields.

"Iran and Iraq are capable of introducing their own version of human rights principles; the two neighbors will not bow to the Western reading of the concept," Amoli Larijani said. The meeting was attended by senior judicial officials of both countries.

Iran and Iraq are to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU), including cooperation in judicial affairs, human rights, women and children rights, smuggling and training Iraqi forces in Iran.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950809001238




More Daniel 8 news:

'Death to America' heard in Tehran again

November 3, 2016

Chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” heard in Tehran as Iranians mark anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy.

Chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” were heard in Tehran on Thursday, as thousands of Iranians marked the anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by students 37 years ago. On November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy, taking 52 Americans hostage for 444 days after Washington refused to hand over Iran's toppled shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, for trial in Iran.

The country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has also said he agrees with the “Death to America” chants, claiming the goal of the United States is “to put the people against the system." Khamenei regularly verbally attacks the United States and Israel.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/219786



Iran claims its sending elite fighters to infiltrate US, Europe

November 02, 2016

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the country’s elite military force, is sending assets to infiltrate the United States and Europe at the direction of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to recent Farsi-language comments from an Iranian military leader.

The IRGC “will be in the U.S. and Europe very soon,” according to the Iranian military commander, who said that these forces would operate with the goal of bolstering Iran’s hardline regime and thwarting potential plots against the Islamic Republic. “The whole world should know that the IRGC will be in the U.S. and Europe very soon,”said Salar Abnoush,

The military leader’s comments come as Iran is spending great amounts of money to upgrade its military hardware and bolster its presence throughout the Middle East and beyond. Iran intends to spend billions to purchase U.S.-made planes that are likely to be converted for use in its air force. “The IRGC is [the] strong guardian of the Islamic Republic,” Abnoush was quoted as saying.

“The Fedayeen of Velayat [fighting force] are under the order of Iran’s Supreme leader. Defending and protecting the Velayat [the Supreme Leader] has no border and limit.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/02/iran-claims-its-sending-elite-fighters-to-infiltrate-us-europe.html




Fox News: Yellowstone Scientists Warn Millions could be Killed If the Super Volcano Erupts

November 2, 2016

We have been hearing these speculations for a while. It appears those scientists are much more serious about the seismic movements. Their speculations are bleak to say the least.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4mVPUj6ZvA





Advisor to Iranian Speaker Warns Turkey against Intervention in Iraq

Oct 31, 2016

Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian warned Turkey against military intervention in Iraq, stressing that such plans merely serve the interests and objectives of Israel that seeks to disintegrate the regional states.

"Our friends don’t have a precise understanding of the situation in Iraq. Mosul belongs to Iraq and the country's territorial integrity should be respected and any partnership in the Mosul Liberation Operations should be conducted with the Iraqi government's full consent," Amir Abdollahian said in an interview with Iran-based Arabic-language al-Alam news channel on Monday.

Noting that Turkey is complicating the regional conditions with its ambitions, he said, "We shouldn’t allow Israel to start exercising its plot to disintegrate Mosul from the region”

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950810000432




US 2013 Syria War Plan Deterred by Iran Missile Threat to Israel

Oct 31, 2016

The US plan to start war on Syria three years ago was called off after Washington came to realize that Iran had pointed missiles at Israel and would plow it with thousands of missiles from hundreds of launchpads in the Persian Gulf and Southern Lebanon, and not because of the chemical weapons dismantlement plan by Russia, a senior political analyst revealed on Sunday.

"The Iranian and Hezbollah missiles are ready to be fired at the US targets in the Persian Gulf and against the Zionist regime and this preparedness has been there since three years ago," Sadollah Zareyee said.

He said three years ago the US had specified the zero hour for attacking Syria but was dissuaded reportedly after the Russians accepted Syria's chemical disarmament, and added, "But the reality was something else. The reality was that the Iranian missile launchpads in the Persian Gulf were ready to fire and the Americans had realized it with their espionage tools in the Persian Gulf and the Americans knew that Hezbollah and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)'s launchpads are pointed at Ras al-Naqoura (the Lebanese-Israeli border checkpoint) and therefore, the Americans said that they had been dissuaded from attacking Syria."

Elsewhere, Zareyee said that the US Navy's presence in the region doesn’t harm Iran's national security and interests, and added, "Naturally, we want the end of the US hegemony over the region and we want it to leave the region, but you should never assume that deployment of its naval fleet here is a big problem."

"The US presence in the Persian Gulf has given Iran the moral right to increase its naval presence and on the other hand, when the Americans are present in the region, they are compelled to act vigilantly and cautiously and another reason why the US avoids hitting the Syrian forces is that they are present in the Persian Gulf and could be targeted (by Iran) in return," he said. 

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950810000297








Italy rocked by strongest earthquake to strike the country in 36 years

October 30, 2016

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 on Sunday rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors that have left thousands homeless.

The earthquake was believed to be the strongest to strike the country since 1980. A 6.9-magnitude quake in southern Campania that year killed some 3,000 people and caused extensive damage. "We are trying to understand if people are under the rubble," Spuri said.

In the ancient city of Norcia, famed for its Benedictine monastery and its cured meats, witnesses said the 14th century St. Benedict cathedral crumbled, leaving only its facade standing.

Television images in the minutes after the quake showed nuns rushing out of their church and into Norcia's main piazza as the clock tower appeared ready to fall. One nun had to be carried by firefighters, while another was supported as she walked. Later, priests and nuns prayed in the square amid the rubble.

"It's as if the whole city fell down," Norcia city assessor Giuseppina Perla told the ANSA news agency.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/10/30/magnitude-6-6-earthquake-is-latest-to-strike-central-italy.html




Daniel 8 News:


IRAN: IRGC ‘Most Powerful Armed Force’ in Middle East: Commander

October 28, 2016

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari highlighted the military might of his forces, saying the IRGC is the strongest armed force in the Middle East.

“Thirty seven years after the establishment of the IRGC, the force is stronger and with valuable experiences in defense today and the most powerful armed force in the region…,” Major General Jafari said in an address to a ceremony held Wednesday to inaugurate a military academy of the IRGC Navy. Back in May, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei hammered the US for its schemes against Iran’s military presence in the Persian Gulf and made it clear that the Islamic Republic will continue to demonstrate power at its home, the Persian Gulf.

“The Persian Gulf is the Iranian nation’s home ..., and the coasts of the Persian Gulf and large parts of the Sea of Oman coasts belong to this strong nation,” Imam Khamenei said at the time, adding, “Today, the enemies are biting off more than they can chew. For example, they draw plans that Iran should not hold military war games in the Persian Gulf.”

http://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2016/10/26/1222606/irgc-most-powerful-armed-force-in-middle-east-commander



2 Timothy 3:1:

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: "lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts",

Church of England Fires Bisexual Priest after Wife Exposes Double Life of Orgies, Prostitutes

October 28, 2016

The Rev. James Day, the father of three children, was also accused of having committed violent acts against his wife, Birte Day.

The Telegraph reports that the Bishop's Disciplinary Tribunal for the Diocese of Europe examined four memory sticks of evidence containing pornographic images and explicit emails the priest sent about his gay liaisons, and found his conduct "unbecoming and inappropriate." Day has since been banned from ministry for life.

"It also heard how Day stored 'a substantial amount' of 'depraved and perverted' pornography and indecent material on his computer — including sketches of naked women being tortured and burned," according to The Telegraph. "There was also proof the priest — who is also a psychology professor — took part in group sex, sought out sex with prostitutes, visited gay saunas and used a fake name to meet new partners."

Birte Day said she had confronted her husband about his extra-marital activities, which he did not deny, and instead tried to convince her that his sexual practices and behavior were normal. "He was not embarrassed that I knew about his sexual activities outside our marriage, and he readily admitted to them," she said.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/church-england-fires-bisexual-priest-wife-exposes-double-life-orgies-prostitutes-171165/



Luke 21:25-26 :

"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken."


White House directs accelerated response to solar flare grid threats

October 26, 2016

Solar flares have the potential to knock out electric grids. An executive order this year directed a cluster of federal agencies and groups to coordinate efforts at detecting, analyzing and responding to solar storms that could strike the United States. One day, the sun might send a massive explosion of highly charged particles flying directly at North America.

If a storm hits, some U.S. cities could be blacked out until the solar storm passes to protect electric grid transformers threatened by storm currents, grid officials explain. Those blackouts, coming with less than an hour's warning, could be how Americans first learn about the threat to the power grid from sun-spawned electrical currents called geomagnetic disturbances (GMD).

"This GMD risk, for all intents and purposes, will always be there," said Bob Rutledge, who leads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center, during last week's grid security conference here. The order states, "Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector."Luke 21:25-26 :


"We need to increase that public awareness so that people understand that a severe [solar] storm is coming," he added, "that there are certain steps we need to take including planned blackouts to save transformers and the grid, and people will be without power for some time until the storm subsides."
http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060044695


Daniel 7:5 :

" And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: 'Arise, devour much flesh!'


Russia warships: Kuznetsov battle group 'refuels off North Africa'

October 27, 2016

A group of warships including Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, is reportedly refuelling at sea off North Africa en route to Syria. Plans for some of the ships to dock at a Spanish port were cancelled after Nato allies voiced concern.

Nato is concerned planes from the carrier could be used to attack civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo. President Vladimir Putin also hinted that an aerial bombardment of rebel-held east Aleppo could resume. Russia and its ally, the Syrian government, had said earlier that they would continue a moratorium on the bombing.

"Where is the disengagement of terrorists from the healthy part of the opposition?
"So far we have been restrained, and we have not been rude to our partners, but everything has its limits. We could respond" Mr Putin saidThe Admiral. Kuznetsov can carry dozens of fighter bombers and helicopters.

It has been sailing for the past week from Russia to the Mediterranean.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37791523



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.”

Daniel 8:17:

"Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."


Arab Media: General Soleimani in Mosul Operations Room

Oct 26, 2016

Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC=Iran) Major General Qassem Soleimani has arrived in Hashd al-Sha'abi (popular forces) operations room in Mosul to play his advisory role in anti-ISIL campaign in Iraq, Arab media reported on Wednesday.

"Hashd al-Sha'abi will soon start its operations in Western Mosul to cut the ISIL's supply routes to Syria and defuse the US plots to postpone the popular forces' participation in the Mosul operations, and General Soleimani has also joined them as a military advisor," the Arabic-language al-Akhbar said quoting renowned Iraqi figures. Spokesman of the Iraqi popular forces Ahmad al-Assadi had confirmed in August that General Soleimani would play a major role in operations to liberate Mosul, stressing that his country is in dire need of Iranian military advisors.

"The presence of Brigadier-General Soleimani in the operations to free Mosul and Nineveh province is necessary and General Soleiman is the greatest advisor that has helped the Iraqi government in the war against the ISIL. Hajj Qassem Soleimani is one of the most important military advisors of the Islamic Republic of Iran who is in Iraq at the invitation, demand and agreement of the Iraqi government," he added.

Stressing that the Iranian advisors are in Iraq at the demand of the Iraqi government and have played a big role in most operations conducted by the popular forces, al-Assadi said, "They provided the Iraqis with strong views and important consultations with respect to their experience and capabilities."

Washington is pressuring Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi not to allow Hashd al-Sha'abi forces to participate in the Mosul liberation operations.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950805001148




Iran Urges West to Stop Supporting Terrorist Groups

Oct 26, 2016

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi blasted certain western countries for supporting terrorism in Syria and Iraq, and called for a halt to their financial and logistical supports for the terrorist groups.

"We are calling on sponsors of terrorism that lend financial and military support to Takfiri terrorists to stop their support and instead take steps towards a real fight against terrorism," Araqchi said on Wednesday, addressing a conference in the city of Mashhad in Northeastern Iran.

"Today, there are very few people who are uninformed about the role of the United States of America in creating, nurturing and arming al-Qaeda, the Taliban and their inauspicious successors. Besides this direct support, the overt and well-known supporters of Takfiri terrorism- despite having the most backward political systems- are standing arrayed as allies of the west while the most pioneering, brightest and most dynamic democrats in the region are suppressed mercilessly. The prejudiced response of the west to the awakening movement in the Islamic world is an illustrative example of the contradictory western policies," the Iranian leader said.

"The other side of these contradictory policies is seen in supporting the state terrorism of Israel. The oppressed people of Palestine have experienced the worst kind of terrorism for the last sixty years. If the people of Europe have now taken refuge in their homes for a few days and refrain from being present in busy places- it is decades that a Palestinian family is not secure even in its own home from the Zionist regime’s death and destruction machinery. What kind of atrocious violence today is comparable to that of the settlement constructions of the Zionists regime?" he asked.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950805001347

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(Geat Nation) between his eyes."


'The West founded ISIS'

Iranian Backed Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah claims the West was responsible for the establishment of the Islamic State jihadist group.

October 26, 2016

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah claimed that the West was responsible for the establishment of the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist organization, and declared his fighters would remain in Syria until victory is achieved.

Nasrallah further stated that Hezbollah’s fighters will remain in neighboring Syria until they achieve the final victory over foreign-sponsored “terrorists”, reported Iran’s PressTV.

Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and is a supporter of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, has suffered heavy losses in Syria. “We will continue this battle until the end, and we are proud of our martyrs in Syria, and whoever bargains on our tiredness will lose,” added Nasrallah.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/219298




State food reserves low as famine crisis bites: Kenya

October 26, 2016

The national stores have only 731,000 bags of maize yet 4 million bags are needed to save 1.5 million Kenyans from starvation. The revelation came even as the State reassured that everything was under control. Mr Kiunjuri and Dr Thugge reassured those facing hunger that money was available to buy food from regions with surplus and transport it to them. They told the committee that the projections they had received from the Meteorological Department indicated the drought situation could persist for as long as nine months.

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000221032/state-food-reserves-low-as-famine-crisis-bites




Famine in Yemen is crippling children, says UN


October 26, 2016

Millions of people in war-torn Yemen are starving, including children who will be “crippled for life”, the United Nations food agency has warned, as photographs from the areas hardest hit by the conflict emerged showing emaciated teenagers dying from hunger.

Yemen now has one of the highest malnutrition rates in the worlds, the UN World Food Programme said yesterday. More than 14 million people are going hungry, half of them starving. At least 10 of country’s 21 governorates are close to being declared in famine.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/famine-in-yemen-is-crippling-children-says-un-g60s62w6s






Two powerful earthquakes hit Italy near site of deadly August Quake

October 26, 2016

Two powerful earthquakes Wednesday struck central Italy about 50 miles north of the site of a deadly quake in August that killed nearly 300 people, the US Geological Survey said.

The second quake -- with a magnitude of 6.1 -- was 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) north of Visso and 58 km (36 miles) from Perugia, the USGS reported.

Just a few hours earlier, a magnitude-5.5 quake struck the same region. The epicenter was about 9 kilometers away, south-southwest of Visso. The first quake hit at 7 p.m. (1 p.m. ET) between Perugia and Macerata, according to ANSA.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/26/europe/italy-earthquake/




Daniel 8 News:

Don’t Stop Sharing This until the World Sees What’s About to Happen

What is about to happen as a result of the Iran nuclear weapon deal? Will it keep Iran from continuing to develop nuclear weapons? Will it slow down the process at least? Probably not. There is absolutely no way to supervise Iran and enforce the requirements which Iran supposedly accepted upon itself.

What the deal will do is create a huge flow of capital into the country which, in all likelihood, be used mainly to produce and purchase weapons, both nuclear and otherwise, and boost its terror activity. Is this a deal? A good deal? It depends who you are…

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/dont-stop-sharing-this-until-the-world-sees-whats-about-to-happen/


Iran president says any foreign intervention 'very dangerous'

Oct 24, 2016

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic pursues a very transparent stance in combating terrorism in the Middle East, warning of the “very dangerous” consequences of any act of foreign intervention in the internal affairs of other countries.

“We regard as very dangerous [acts of] intervention by foreign countries without any coordination with the host country and believe that [for any foreign measure,] the Syrian and Iraqi governments must request help and demand that another country act against terrorism inside their territories, this [regulation] is based on international principles and [any move] contrary to it will exacerbate insecurity,” Rouhani told reporters at the end of his visit to the central Iranian province of Markazi on Monday.

He said the Middle East has been grappling with the problem of terrorism for years and added that Western powers are not interested in the elimination of this phenomenon in the region despite being plagued by the scourge and its consequences.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/10/24/490480/Iran-Middle-East-Hassan-Rouhani-Markazi


Russians Conduct Nuclear-Bomb Survival Drills as Cold War Heats Up

Bomb shelters are upgraded, gas masks tested amid strained relations between Putin and U.S.

Cold War-era Soviet Union survival tactics are back in vogue as Russians by the millions participated in emergency drills across the country in early October. The test-runs come amid heightened tensions with the U.S.

The country recently held its biggest civil defense drills since the collapse of the U.S.S.R., with what officials said were 40 million people rehearsing a response to chemical and nuclear threats.

“Most people believe that the Third World War has begun, but right now we are still in the cold phase of the war, which may or may not turn into a hot war,” he said. “And during war, you have to support your country’s authorities.”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-revives-nuclear-shelters-as-cold-war-heats-up-1477301408



US general suspects Iran role in Houthi attacks on US ships

Gen. Joseph Votel, head of US forces in Mideast, places most explicit blame yet on Tehran for Yemen missile launches

October 20, 2016

Iran may have played a role in recent Houthi missile attacks against US warships in the Red Sea, a top US general said Wednesday. Iranian-backed Houthi rebels are believed to be behind a series of incidents this month that saw surface-to-surface missiles fired at the USS Mason on at least two occasions.

“I do think Iran is playing a role in some of this. They have a relationship with the Houtis, so I do suspect there is a role in there,” General Joseph Votel told a Washington think tank. Votel heads the US military’s Central Command, which oversees operations across the Middle East.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-general-suspects-iran-role-in-houthi-attacks-on-us-ships/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=abb6bbe507-2016_10_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-abb6bbe507-54606857


John 16:2-3: " the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me."

More than 40 Christians killed in an attack in Northern Nigeria

October 21, 2016

At least 48 Christians were killed in northern Nigeria in an attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen. A local priest said that the herdsmen shot the Christians dead and burnt down their houses in Godogodo, a predominantly Christian community in Kaduna state in Nigeria.

“We fled into the bushes, and some of us escaped to safer areas. The attackers were in the hundreds and were well armed. Some of them wore army uniforms, while others wore police uniforms. Some of them exchanged gunfire with the few soldiers stationed at the post office in the town, while others burned down houses of Christians. This casualty figure is only those I saw the following morning, but the number of deaths may be higher as many were killed in the bushes too,” Pastor Akut said.

“Godogodo communities once again came under very fierce, terrifying, brutal, savage and barbarous attack by Fulani herdsmen without provocation of any nature from Saturday 15th October, 2016, to Sunday afternoon. So far, the locals have been able to identify not less than 40 corpses, aside from the several other corpses burnt beyond recognition,” said Solomon Musa, an attorney.

http://www.christiansinpakistan.com/more-than-40-christians-killed-in-an-attack-in-northern-nigeria/



At least 7 injured after powerful 6.6 earthquake rocks Japan


October 21, 2016

A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the 6.6-magnitude quake occurred in Tottori, a prefecture on the Sea of Japan about 430 miles west of Tokyo. The epicenter was at a relatively shallow depth of 7 miles. Shallow quakes potentially cause more damage,
The meteorological agency said there was no danger of a tsunami from the inland temblor.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/10/21/powerful-magnitude-6-6-earthquake-rocks-japan-no-threat-tsunami.html




Daniel 8:3- 4, 17:


“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.

“So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."


Iranian General: “Presence of America in region is cancerous malign tumor that can only be treated by removing filthy tumor”


OCTOBER 20, 2016

General Massoud Jazayeri, deputy commander of Iran’s Armed Forces, said: “The bloody wars of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, the continued occupation of Zionists in Palestine, the war of the Ba’ath regime of Saddam against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the conflicts in Lebanon, Bahrain, and other events and incidents where each one thousands of dead and maimed and brought about endless destruction, are only part of the behavior of the satanic governing body of America in the region.

“The presence of America in the region is a cancerous malign tumor that can only be treated by removing the filthy tumor and the ejection of America from the region,” Jazayeri added

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/10/iranian-general-presence-of-america-in-the-region-is-a-cancerous-malign-tumor-that-can-only-be-treated-by-removing-the-filthy-tumor





Commander: Popular Forces Trained by Iran inside Iraq

Oct 18, 2016

A senior commander of Iraq's popular forces (Hashd al-Sha'abi) appreciated Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani for his unique role in the war on terrorism, and said Iran is training the popular forces inside Iraq.

"The presence of senior Iranian commanders and advisors in Iraq to form the popular forces was highly important and I have announced this twice before that Qassem Soleimani acts like a factory manufacturing Iraqi men and if he weren't there, there would be no one to display the Iraqi people's bravery," Seyed Hamed Jazzayeri, the commander of Hashd al-Sha'abi's Brigade 18, told FNA on Tuesday.

Asked if Iran trains the Iraqi popular forces in or outside Iraq, he said, "Naturally, transferring thousands of forces from a country to another is not easy and therefore, the Iranian trainers and officials are transferred from Iran to Iraq as it is easier." Jazzayeri expressed pleasure in the Iraqi army and popular forces' advances and progress to put an end to ISIL's occupation of the country, and said, "God willing, we will fully liberate Iraq by the end of 2016."

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950727000344



Iran Vows Continued Support for Iraq's Anti-Terrorism Campaign until Full Victory

Oct 18, 2016

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reiterated his country's support for the Iraqi government and army in the war on the ISIL terrorist group to the end. "We will remain right beside the Iraqi nation and government until Iraq is fully cleaned (up of terrorists) and stability is restored to the country," Qassemi said on Tuesday.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran supports and will play a role in any serious and sincere fight against terrorism in the region, specially in the neighboring states," he added. Qassemi expressed pleasure in the start of operations by the Iraqi army and popular forces to liberate Mosul from ISIL's control, and voiced hope for the establishment of peace, stability tranquility and development in the country.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950727000453





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.”



N. Korea warns use of nukes on first strike

October 17, 2016

North Korea, angered by what it says are increasingly “aggressive” exercises in the South in conjunction with U.S. forces, said it will strike first with nuclear weapons if it feels threatened. North Korea also stated it will continue nuclear tests after its recent, 5th nuclear event and will continue ballistic missile testing. The North has launched over 20 ballistic missile shots in recent months as it strives to increase its ability to deliver payload on target.

“The US has nuclear weapons off our coast, targeting our country, our capital and our dear leader, Kim Jong Un. We will not step back as long as there’s a nuclear threat to us from the United States,” said Lee Yong Pil, director of the Foreign Ministry’s Institute for American Studies, reports NBC News.

“If we see that the US would do it to us, we would do it first,” Lee said. “We have the technology. We have to have nuclear weapons to protect our country, and it’s our policy to go nuclear.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/17/north-korea-warns-it-will-use-nuclear-weapons-firs/





Iran, Iraq Stress Broadening of Border Cooperation

Oct 17, 2016

Iranian Border Guards Commander Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee and his Iraqi counterpart Brigadier General Hamed Abdullah Ebrahim in a meeting in Baghdad on Monday underlined the need for the further expansion of mutual cooperation.

During the meeting in the Iraqi capital today, the Iranian and Iraqi border guards commanders explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating of bilateral ties in the field of border security. The 6th Annual Meeting of Iran-Iraq Border Guards Commanders was held in Baghdad on Monday.

Fayyad, for his part, appreciated Iran for its important and vital assistance to Baghdad which accelerated the Iraqi nation's victories against terrorism.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950726001223



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.”

U.S root cause of all problems in Middle East: Iran

October 16, 2016

Chief spokesman for Iran's Armed Forces says the United States is the most important reason behind all the current problems in the Middle East, stressing that Washington must accept its strategic mistakes and leave the region.

“The root cause of all the problems in the West Asia region is the US hegemony. The US presence in the region is [like] a malignant cancerous tumor and the only way to treat it is to remove this infected tumor and kick the US out of the region,”” Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said on Sunday.

He urged the US to own up to its strategic mistakes and shoulder responsibility for the thousands of criminal acts it has committed and leave the region to relieve the regional nations of the malevolence of the Great Satan.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/10/16/489333/Iran-US-Massoud-Jazayeri-Armed-Forces-John-Kerry





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.”

Iran vows to stand by Iraq in campaign against terrorists

Oct 15, 2016

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has denounced the latest deadly bombing attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, saying the Islamic Republic will support Iraq in its fight against terrorists until their final defeat.

“Iran will stand by the Iraqi government and nation until the complete defeat of terrorists,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday. In the deadliest attacks to hit the Iraqi capital in months, at least 41 people were killed and 33 others injured on Saturday when a bomber detonated an explosive vest among Shia mourners at a religious gathering in the north of Baghdad.

Qassemi once again stressed the importance of strengthening joint cooperation among all countries to fight terrorist and Takfiri groups and urged the international community to effectively support the Iraqi government and nation in their anti-terror campaign. The Iranian spokesperson expressed hope that the ominous phenomenon of terrorism would be eliminated across the region through reinforced unity and integrity among the Iraqi people.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/10/15/489201/Iran-Iraq-Baghdad-Bahram-Qassemi-Daesh



FROM YEMEN TO TURTLE BAY


How Iran is driving the U.S. out of the Middle East.

October 15, 2016

Since Sunday, Iran’s Houthi proxies in Yemen have attacked US naval craft three times in the Bab al-Mandab, the narrow straits at the mouth of the Red Sea. The Bab al-Mandab controls maritime traffic in the Red Sea, and ultimately controls the Suez Canal.

Whether the Iranians directed these assaults or simply green-lighted them is really beside the point. The point is that these are Iranian strikes on the US. The Houthis would never have exposed themselves to US military retaliation if they hadn’t been ordered to do so by their Iranian overlords.

The question is why has Iran chosen to open up an assault on the US? The simple answer is that Iran has challenged US power at the mouth of the Red Sea because it believes that doing so advances its strategic aims in the region. Iran’s game is clear enough. It wishes to replace the US as the regional hegemon, at the US’s expense.

Iran used the US withdrawal from Iraq as a means to exert its full control over the Iraqi government. It has used Obama’s strategic vertigo in Syria as a means to exert full control over the Assad regime and undertake the demographic transformation of Syria from a Sunni majority state to a Shi’ite plurality state.

Although the Iraq Study Group, like Obama, is right that Iran also opposes ISIS, and to a degree, al-Qaida, they both ignored the hard reality that Iran also views the US as its enemy. Indeed, the regime’s entire identity is tied up in its hatred for the US and its strategic aim of destroying America.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264508/yemen-turtle-bay-caroline-glick



US and Russia in dangerous spiral

10/15/2016

Relations between Moscow and Washington are on a precipitous decline, as Russia attempts to assert itself as a resurgent world power in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Deploying nuclear-tipped long-range missiles in its Baltic enclave in Kaliningrad and anti-aircraft batteries across Syria, threatening military partnerships with Cuba and Egypt and dispensing with a 16-year-old US-Russia nuclear agreement, the Kremlin and the country’s president, Vladimir Putin, appear to be preparing the nation for prolonged conflict with the West.

Putin also suggested that Russia’s actions had the effect of elevating its profile on the world stage: “Let us not forget that we bear special responsibility as the two largest nuclear powers for maintaining international peace and security at the global level.”

Russian state-run media is taking cues from its leadership, running increasingly militaristic segments on the state of relations. One channel, NTV, suggested all citizens identify their nearest bomb shelters, suggesting the possibility of impending nuclear conflict. Read more at:

http://www.jpost.com/US-Elections/US-and-Russia-in-dangerous-spiral-470198




Israel Furious About UN Resolution That Denies Jewish History And Christian Tradition In Jerusalem

October 15, 2016

Israelis were flabbergasted Thursday when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization adopted the draft version of its second resolution in one year denying any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

The Temple Mount is Judaism’s holiest site, and the site where important events in the life of Jesus took place as recorded in the New Testament. According to UNESCO, the Western Wall or Wailing Wall — the last remaining wall of the destroyed temple in Jerusalem — doesn’t exist and has been renamed as the Al-Buraq Plaza the Muslim name for the site where Muslims believe Mohammad was carried to Heaven on a tall, white beast called al-Buraq (lightning) that resembled a horse.

Israel is called “the occupying power” of the Temple Mount and Israelis and Israeli security forces are constantly “storming the El-Aqsa Mosque” and threatening “to destroy” the Muslim holy place according to UNESCO. By the “storming of the El-Aksa Mosque,” UNESCO was referring to the daily visits of groups of Jews and Christians to the site where the Temple once stood.

“The UNESCO theater of the absurd continues,” Netanyahu said in a statement

“Even if they do not read the Bible, I would suggest that UNESCO members visit the Arch of Titus in Rome. On it one can see what the Romans brought back to Rome after they destroyed and looted the Second Temple on the Temple Mount 2,000 years ago. There, engraved on the Arch of Titus, is the seven-branched menorah that is the symbol of the Jewish People and, I remind you, is also the symbol of the Jewish state today. Soon, UNESCO will say that the Emperor Titus engaged in Zionist propaganda,” Netanyahu fumed.

http://www.westernjournalism.com/israel-furious-about-un-resolution-that-denies-jewish-history-and-christian-tradition-in-jerusalem/



Putin Preps Russia for Nuclear War

October 15, 2016

President Vladimir Putin of Russia is sending a clear signal to the U.S. and its Western allies that he is ready for a military showdown with the West over the ongoing clash of geostrategic interests in Syria. Following the spiraling of tensions between Moscow and Washington to their highest since the Cold War, the Russian government has been issuing instructions to civilians through the state-controlled media about what to do in the event that war breaks out with the West and the “Motherland” comes under direct attack.

The Russian authorities have directed civilians to check and familiarize themselves with the nearest bomb shelters and to prepare their gas masks, according to ABC News. Officials have also issued detailed instructions on how to prepare for a nuclear attack and what to do in the event of an attack.

The latest disquieting set of instructions to civilians and related actions in recent weeks by the Russian authorities ostensibly in preparation for war have grabbed the attention of global analysts who are scrutinizing them to decipher the underlying motives of the Kremlin. Read more at:

http://www.inquisitr.com/3598031/putin-preps-russians-for-nuclear-war-civilians-advised-to-check-bomb-shelters-and-prepare-gas-masks/#yyL2X0Tk30MT7BT0.99



He Knows That He Has But A Short Time!

Revelation 12:9-12 : “So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time."

This video is a real eye opener as to where our society has plummeted and declined to the point of self-destruction. You must see this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x15WaiaJfM4




Russian Television Warns of Nuclear War amid US Tensions

Oct 14, 2016

With diplomatic relations between Moscow and Washington at their lowest point since the Cold War, turning on Russian television can be an alarming experience. For the past month, Russian media outlets have been punctuated with reports asking people whether they are ready for nuclear war.

"If it should one day happen, every one of you should know where the nearest bomb shelter is. It’s best to find out now," according to one particularly fevered report on the Russian state-owned channel, NTV.

Russia’s main current affairs show, hosted by a presenter known by critics as the country’s propagandist-in-chief, recently spent two hours warning that Russia would defend itself with nuclear arms.

"We’ve had it with American abuse over Syria," the show’s host, Evgeny Kiselyov, told his audience. "Impudent behavior," from the U.S. towards Russia, he said, can now take on "nuclear dimensions."

http://abcnews.go.com/International/russian-television-warns-nuclear-war-amid-us-tensions/story?id=42773541




Five reasons the Middle East is becoming more dangerous for the US Navy

October 13, 2016

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) naval ships’ frequent, aggressive behavior towards the US Navy has hit new levels in the past few months, triggering several risky encounters in the Persian Gulf. The US navy ships in the Red Sea were targeted on Oct 8 and 12 by missiles from Yemen’s Houthi rebels, a capability the group may have gained from their Iranian backers. Why have the waters in the Middle East become more dangerous recently? Here are five reasons, (hint: they all have to do with Iran):

1) The IRGC wants everyone to know nothing changed after the nuclear deal.
2) Iranian naval forces are making large strides in weapons and surveillance.
3) Iranian military may be making a doctrinal shift to a more offensive posture.
4) IRGC proxies and partners are acquiring more powerful capabilities.
5) The IRGC does not want to answer the phone.

More Details:

https://www.aei.org/publication/five-reasons-the-middle-east-is-becoming-more-dangerous-for-the-us-navy/




Dangerous Crossroads: Britain’s Royal Air Force Pilots Ordered to Shoot Down “Hostile” Russian Jets over Syria

October 13, 2016

As the US officially enters the Yemen military campaign, the UK appears ready and willing to precipiate a catalytic event from which there is no going back. With relations between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows and deteriorating fast, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them. The development comes with warnings that the UK and Russia are now “one step closer” to being at war, according to the Sunday Times.

While the RAF’s Tornado pilots have been instructed to avoid contact with Russian aircraft while engaged in missions for Operation Shader, the codename for the RAF’s anti-Isis work in Iraq and Syria, their aircraft have been armed with air-to-air missiles and the pilots have been given the green light to defend themselves if they are threatened by Russian pilots.

The Sunday Times’ report quoted a defence source as saying: “Up till now RAF Tornados have been equipped with 500lb satellite-guided bombs — there has been no or little air-to-air threat. But in the last week the situation has changed. We need to respond accordingly.” But another source of the original story summarized the severity of the situation best when he said that “we need to protect our pilots but at the same time we’re taking a step closer to war. It will only take one plane to be shot down in an air-to-air battle and the whole landscape will change.”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/dangerous-crossroads-britains-royal-air-force-pilots-ordered-to-shoot-down-hostile-russian-jets-over-syria/5550820




Pope urges Lutherans to set aside doctrine to work together

October 13, 2016

Pope Francis is urging Lutherans to set aside doctrinal differences and work with Catholics to care for the poor, the sick and refugees as he lays out his vision for greater communion ahead of his visit to Sweden later this month.

Like his predecessors, Francis has reached out to Protestants, Orthodox and other Christians to heal Christianity's divisions. But unlike his predecessors, Francis has said theological differences should be put aside so Christians can work together on issues of pressing social concern, including caring for the poor and the environment.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/10/13/pope-urges-lutherans-to-set-aside-doctrine-to-work-together.html



Daniel 8 News:

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."


Turkey, GCC urge Iran not to interfere in neighbors’ affairs

GCC-Turkey joint meeting condemns attack on UAE Swift vessel

October 13, 2016

The fifth Joint Ministerial Meeting of the GCC-Turkey High Level Strategic Dialogue has called on Iran not to interfere in the domestic affairs of the countries in the region. The GCC, set up in 1981, comprises of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The meeting condemned the attack on the UAE vessel Swift near Bab Al Mendab off Yemen’s coast, saying it was an act of terrorism and a threat to international maritime activities in the region. The assault is a breach of international maritime laws and undermines all regional and international efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to Yemenis.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/turkey-gcc-urge-iran-not-to-interfere-in-neighbours-affairs-1.1912346




Iran's  Speaker Blasts West for Supporting Terrorists in Syria

October 13, 2016

"They (the western countries) do not want the Syrian crisis to be resolved, and intend to create discord among Muslims,” Larijani said on Wednesday. He reiterated that the situation in Syria has changed in a way over past few weeks that certain regional countries have now become more determined to disrupt the regional equations in their own favor.

Earlier this month, Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi blasted the US for its blatant support for terrorism, and said Washington uses ceasefire in Syria to reinvigorate the terrorist groups. "The Americans' positions and performance in Syria show their clear support for the terrorist groups.”

"I never believe that Russia will change its positions under the US pressures since this issue is not merely related to Syria and its national security but it is related to Russia's future geopolitics and governing the world and therefore, it is correct that the war in Syria is its own battle, but there is no doubt that it is also Iran and Russia's battle to prevent the US move to rule the world unilaterally," Ahmad said.

Noting that Russia doesn’t want any conflict with the US or NATO, he said that such a conflict will be highly dangerous for international peace and security.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950721000423




Iran deploys warships off Yemen after US, Houthis trade fire

October 13, 2016

Iran deployed two warships off Yemen threatening to further escalate tensions after the U.S. fired Tomahawk cruise missiles destroying three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. Iran sent the ships to the Gulf of Aden, one of the world's most vital shipping routes, "to protect trade vessels from piracy," Iran's news agency reported.

Still, analysts warn the move could ratchet up the danger to U.S. forces in the region. U.S. intelligence has linked Iran to the funding of Yemen's Shiite rebels, who have also waged a series of attacks against Saudi Arabia, a longtime U.S. ally. The U.S. official said the Houthis indeed fired missiles targeting American ships twice over just four days. The ships were not hit. The U.S. destroyed the coastal radar sites early Thursday.

Fox News is told one of the Iranian ships carries the same type of anti-ship missiles the Houthis were suspected of firing this week, and the other ship carries a helicopter. White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said the U.S. would not speculate on the Iranians' intentions.

A U.S. official told Fox News a Chinese warship and Russian intelligence ship were in the same region Thursday.

Mhttp://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/10/13/iran-deploys-warships-off-yemen-after-us-houthis-trade-fire.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."


This is a Very Dangerous Game”: Moscow Warns that U.S. Strikes against Syria may Lead to War Between US and Russia

October 10, 2016

In a sign that the Syrian conflict risks escalating into war between the world’s major nuclear-armed powers, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned yesterday against NATO air and missile strikes on its forces and allies in Syria, stating that Russia would respond militarily.

Lavrov referred to media reports that the United States plans to bomb Syrian or Russian forces inside Syria. “This is a very dangerous game,” he said, “given that Russia, being in Syria at the invitation of the legitimate government of this country and having two bases there, has air defense systems there to protect its assets.”

The Washington Post last week revealed that US officials are discussing launching an attack on Syrian government forces behind the backs of the American people. While a handful of press reports have emerged on the leaks themselves, a deafening silence prevails in American and European media on the danger and the consequences of such an escalation.

Last week, US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley mentioned Russia and China as enemies, and directly addressed them, declaring, “I want to be clear to those who wish to do us harm … the United States military—despite all of our challenges, despite our [operational] tempo, despite everything we have been doing—we will stop you and we will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before. Make no mistake about that.”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/this-is-a-very-dangerous-game-moscow-warns-that-u-s-strikes-against-syria-may-lead-to-war-between-us-and-russia/5550195


Are Russia and the US entering a new Cold War?


The Kremlin is talking up its military might as the Americans accuse the Russians of war crimes in Syria.

10 Oct 2016

The Cold War is a phrase which recalls decades-old fears of nuclear war and mutually assured destruction.

Some argue that a new, more dangerous Cold War has begun because of rising tensions between the US and Russian governments. Relations have sunk after recent statements. US diplomats ended talks with their Russian counterparts about peace in Syria.

The Americans also called for Russians to be investigated for war crimes in Syria. Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, says aggressive "Russophobia" lies at the heart of US policy, which poses a threat to Russian national security. Is confrontation inevitable?

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2016/10/russia-entering-cold-war-161010171212029.html





Iran's Top Security Official Blasts US Silence on Massacre of Yemeni Nation by Saudi Regime

Oct 10, 2016

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani in a meeting with Alexander Lavrentiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin's special envoy on Syria, blasted the US for its indifference and silence towards the massacre of the Yemeni civilians.

"Washington's silence over the crimes of Al Salman (the Saudi royal family) and massacre of the defenseless people of Yemen that are done by means of modern US weaponry is another clear indication of the US negligence towards human rights and lives," Shamkhani said.

Iran's top security official, meantime, pointed to the passive stance of the US and the West vis-à-vis initiatives by Iran, Russia, Syria and resistance front in the war on terrorism, and said, "The show-offs by the western media to cover-up their double-standards in confrontation with terrorism have come to their expiry date and the world public opinion has become aware of such approaches."

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950719001328



Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous point' as US-Russia ties sour

October 10, 2016

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Monday that the world has reached a "dangerous point" as tensions between Russia and the United States spike over the Syria conflict.

Relations between Moscow and Washington -- already at their lowest since the Cold War over the Ukraine conflict -- have soured further in recent days as the United States pulled the plug on Syria talks and accused Russia of hacking attacks.

The Kremlin has suspended a series of nuclear pacts, including a symbolic cooperation deal to cut stocks of weapons-grade plutonium. "I think the world has reached a dangerous point," Gorbachev, 85, told state news agency RIA Novosti.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gorbachev-warns-dangerous-point-us-russia-ties-sour-090340767.html





Russia said to deploy nuclear-capable missiles on NATO doorstep

Lithuania says move, conducted as part of exercises, aims to pressure Western nations into concessions over Syria and Ukraine

October 8, 2016

Russia is again deploying nuclear-capable Iskander missiles into its Kaliningrad outpost bordering two NATO members, Lithuania said Saturday, warning the move was aimed at pressuring the West into making concessions over Syria and Ukraine.
“Russia is holding military exercises in Kaliningrad, and its scenario includes deployment of Iskander missile systems and the possible use of them. We are aware of it.”

He said modified Iskander missiles had a range of up to 700 kilometers (440 miles) which means they could reach German capital Berlin from the Russian exclave, which is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. Moscow also sent Iskanders to Kaliningrad in 2015 as part of a series of mammoth military drills amid heightened tensions with the West over Ukraine.

Tensions between Russia and the West have escalated to their worst level since the Cold War in recent years after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine and launched a military campaign in Syria. The United States on Friday called for Russia and Syria to be investigated for war crimes for the bombing of hospitals in Aleppo, and accused Moscow of trying to “interfere” with the American presidential election.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/russia-said-to-deploy-nuclear-capable-missiles-on-nato-doorstep/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=f5c71ded34-2016_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-f5c71ded34-54606857



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Iran’s Larijani: US, Israel Fanning Flames of Takfiri Crisis in Region

October, 05, 2016

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani slammed the US for its insincerity in the fight against Takfiri terrorist groups like Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) in the Middle East, saying the Washington and Tel Aviv regimes are seeking to spread insecurity in the region.

Speaking at an open session of the parliament on Wednesday morning, Larijani said the US and the “evil” Zionist regime (Israel) jubilantly support Takfiri terrorism.

He added that in a recent speech at the Herzliya Conference, a US official said that today Israel is enjoying best security conditions because other countries in the region are engulfed in security crises and the worst scenario for Tel Aviv is when the terrorists are crushed by Iran and Hezbollah.

Such remarks prove that the US and Israeli regimes have no determination to combat terrorism despite their “false” claims, he went on to say.

http://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2016/10/05/1205310/iran-s-larijani-us-israel-fanning-flames-of-takfiri-crisis-in-region





‘Stay out of Iranian waters:’ Iran’s Revolutionary Guard slams Saudi drills

5 Oct, 2016

Any vessels taking part in the ongoing war games in the Persian Gulf should stay well away from Iranian waters and avoid provocations, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has warned.

“The Revolutionary Guards naval forces believe this war game is mainly to create tension and destabilize the Persian Gulf. As a result, none of the military vessels participating in the maneuvers have any right whatsoever to cross the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran or even pass close by the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic because we cannot guarantee safe passage.”

“The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy is at full readiness to ensure stability in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, and any effort to disturb peace and security will be dealt with in an instant,” it said.

Saudi Arabia launched live-fire exercises involving warships, speedboats, marines, and special forces in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday. The drills, known as Gulf Shield 1, come during a period of renewed tension between the Sunni kingdom and its rival, Shia-majority Iran, which lies on the opposite side of the Gulf. The regional powers are at odds over conflicts in Yemen and Syria, backing rival Sunni and Shiite factions and accusing one another of supporting terrorism.

https://www.rt.com/news/361711-iran-saudi-training-gulf/


USA Threatens Russia: This is getting Real Serious NOW - Pay Attention

Oct 5, 2016

Matthew 24:6-7 : “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.”


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hGnLKeAAC8



Europe's "Good Terrorists": Because They Might Destroy Israel?

October 5, 2016

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri would like the Europeans to understand that they need not worry about terrorism by the Islamist movement because the attacks will be directed only against Israel. The European Court of Justice (EJC) is sending the message to Hamas that Europeans see no problem with Hamas's desire to destroy Israel and continue to launch terrorist attacks against Jews.

Appeasing terrorists is a dangerous game: it has already backfired on its foolhardy players and will continue to do so. This is exactly how Muslims conquered Iran, Turkey, North Africa and much of Europe, including Hungary, Greece, Poland, Romania, and the Balkans -- countries that still recall a real "occupation," an Islamist one, and abundantly want none of it. What of Hamas's own charter, which calls for Jihad (holy war) against Israel. "There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad," the charter states. It goes on to say that the:

"liberation of that land (Palestine) is an individual duty binding on all Muslims everywhere. In order to face the usurpation of Palestine by the Jews, we have no escape from raising the banner of Jihad...We must spread the spirit of Jihad among the (Islamic) Umma, clash with the enemies and join the ranks of the Jihad fighters. The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine has been an Islamic Wakf throughout the generations and until the Day of Resurrection, no one can renounce it or part of it, or abandon it or part of it."

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9065/europe-good-terrorists





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Will PMU attack US troops in Iraq?

Factions of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are threatening to attack US troops that participate in the battle to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), but the Iraqi government hopes to smooth things over.

October 3, 2016

Hassan al-Kaabi, a member of the PMU backing up the Iraqi government forces, rejects the presence of US troops in the battle for Mosul and believes they are not keen to help Iraqis fight terrorism. “I will fight them wherever they are," he told Al-Monitor. "They are an occupation force that pretends to be assisting us."

Late last month, PMU leader Rayan al-Kaldani issued a threat, saying, “The PMU will be dealing with any illegitimate and foreign forces in Mosul the way it deals with the gangs of the Islamic State." He expects the PMU to clash with US troops, making it more difficult for the Iraqi government to liberate Mosul.

Khazali has been backed by Iran, which seems to be pushing toward preventing any US participation. Ali Akbar Velayati, the president of the Expediency Discernment Council’s Center for Strategic Research, an Iranian think tank, agrees that “the PMU … will not allow Washington to assume any role in the battle.” Most, if not all, PMU factions perceive the US military presence in Iraq as an occupation.

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/10/pmu-iraqi-us-mosul-battle.html#ixzz4M990FCxJ



Deputy Minister: Iran, Russia in Syria to Prevent US Unilateralism

October 3, 2016

Syrian Deputy Information Minister Ali al-Ahmad underlined that Iran and Russia are helping Damascus in its anti-terrorism efforts to prevent Washington's implementation of its unilateralism policies.

"I never believe that Russia will change its positions under the US pressures since this issue is not merely related to Syria and its national security but it is related to Russia's future geopolitics and governing the world and therefore, it is correct that the war in Syria is its own battle, but there is no doubt that it is also Iran and Russia's battle to prevent the US move to rule the world unilaterally," Ahmad said on Monday.

Noting that Russia doesn’t want any conflict with the US or NATO, he said that such a conflict will be highly dangerous for international peace and security.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950712001356



Russia-Baiting and Risks of Nuclear War

October 3, 2016

As U.S. and Russian officials trade barbed threats and as diplomacy on Syria is “on the verge” of extinction, it is tempting to view the ongoing propaganda exchange over who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July 2014 as a sideshow. That would be a huge mistake – easily made by President Obama’s wet-behind-the-ears sophomoric advisers who seem to know very little of the history of U.S.-Russia relations and appear smug in their ignorance.

Washington and Moscow are once again exchanging ugly broadsides over the confrontations in Ukraine and Syria. The Russian-American arms control and disarmament dialogue has been pushed to the background, and the possibilities of superpower conflict into the foreground. Pentagon briefers are using the language of the Cold War in their congressional briefings, referring to Putin’s Russia as an ‘existential threat.’”


http://original.antiwar.com/mcgovern/2016/10/02/russia-baiting-risks-nuclear-war/


Iran: children’s theme park markets jihad against America and Israel

OCTOBER 1, 2016

A military theme park called “the park of the revolution’s children” has opened up in Iran…. The designers of the park tried to copy Iranian military sites which resemble those which existed during the Iraqi-Iranian war

Children are trained in the park to shoot virtual fixed and moving targets. The targets carry the flags of countries which Iran view as their enemies, including the US and Israel. A top park official stated the purpose of the park is “to train children on intelligence group work in the fields of war and sacred defense.” In other words, training children up in jihadi warfare against Israel, America and other democracies that Iran considers enemies.

As abhorrent as this child abuse may seem to Westerners, this is “honorable” in Islamic terror-sponsoring states. For example, children’s summer camps in the Gaza strip, called “Vanguards of Liberation,” are also training children for war against Israel. A staggering 25,000 children were reported to have attended these Hamas-sponsored camps, where:

More than 500 Hamas members of Hamas’s armed wing, Ezaddin al-Qassam, are supervising the military training and religious education in the camps to train future jihadis in the war against Israel. Hamas’s religious education is aimed at teaching the children about Islam and its sharia laws.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/10/iran-childrens-theme-park-markets-jihad-against-america-and-israel




Obama Admin Strikes ‘Jerusalem’ From Israel

Says Jerusalem is not Israeli territory

September 30, 2016

The Obama administration stripped Jerusalem from being located in Israel in its official communication of the president’s remarks in the ancient city at a memorial service for recently deceased former Israeli president Shimon Peres.

The White House, in a press release, originally sent out a press release attributing Obama’s remarks as taking place in “Jerusalem, Israel.” Shortly after that statement was sent, the White House reissued the statement with “Israel” crossed out as the location.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/obama-admin-strikes-jerusalem-israel/



Pope Francis, World Religious Leaders Make Impassioned Plea against Terrorism


“Only peace is holy, and not war.”

09/21/2016

Pope Francis and leaders of other world religions said “No to War!” on Tuesday, vowing to oppose terrorism in God’s name and appealing to politicians to listen to “the anguished cry of so many innocents”.

The head of the Roman Catholic Church closed a three-day meeting where about 500 representatives of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism and other faiths discussed how their members could better promote peace and reconciliation. Near the end of the gathering, members of each religion prayed in a separate locations and then joined each other in a square outside the famous pink stone basilica where St. Francis is buried.

Francis, leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, prayed in the basilica with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the world’s 80 million Anglicans, and Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of up to 300 million Orthodox Christians around the globe. In a final appeal that key representatives signed and gave to children from around the world, they vowed “to oppose every form of violence and abuse of religion which seeks to justify war and terrorism.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pope-francis-world-religious-leaders-make-impassioned-plea-against-terrorism_us_57e2ac8fe4b0e80b1b9f83c2?section=§ion=us_religion





Iran has missiles that can hit Israel, Revolutionary Guards official says

09/28/2016

Iran’s Commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh as telling reporters that “we do not need missiles with a range of over 2,000 kilometers. The longest range required for [Iran’s] missiles is the [Israeli] occupied lands.”

The commander warned that “the Zionist regime is our biggest target.” Hajizadeh stated that Iran's Zolfaqar tactical ballistic missile was set to become operational in March of 2017, which is the end of the current Iranian calendar year. The Zolfaqar can carry several warheads and has a range of 750 kilometers, according to Press TV.
aniei 8 news:


http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Iran-has-missiles-that-can-hit-Israel-Revolutionary-Guards-official-says-468899



Iran’s jungle of missiles ready to rain down on enemies: Iran’s IRGC Cmdr.

September 24, 2016

A senior Iranian commander says the country has “a jungle of missiles” deployed at tunnels and silos among other locations, which are ready to be fired at enemies if the need arises. “We would pursue any enemy seeking to cause the slightest damage to Iran’s self-esteem and independence no matter where in the world they may be,” he said.


Amid the diplomatic efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue, the Americans were always broaching the military option, Salami said. “They, however, never dared to take any action as they did not feel empowered versus us…They know the consequences of attacking Iran will be dire.” Americans are bereft of political logic, he said, adding that all they understand is the logic of power.

Addressing Iran’s support for Lebanese and Palestinian resistance groups, the commander asserted that the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah and fellow Palestinian groups are “completely popular and defend their rights. It is not acceptable under any circumstances for them (the West) to ask us to consider them to be terrorists,” the commander said.


http://parstoday.com/en/news/iran-i27526-iran%E2%80%99s_jungle_of_missiles_ready_to_rain_down_on_enemies_irgc_cmdr




2 Timothy 3:1:

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come"


Flynn: US economy is the biggest national security threat

The General’s assessment: We are in a very troubled world

Defcon 3: KT McFarland and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn discuss the three biggest threats to the United States national security.


http://video.foxnews.com/v/5121603553001/flynn-us-economy-is-the-biggest-national-security-threat/?#sp=show-clips




Commander: Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria Continue to Cooperate in Baghdad Intelligence Center

Sep 24, 2016

In September it emerged that Iraq, Iran, Syria and Russia had set up the intelligence sharing center in Baghdad to collect and analyze intel on ISIL and other militant groups in the Middle East. The center is run by military representatives from each country, who will each head the center on a three month rotational basis.


http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950703001542



Daniel 7:2-3 :


"I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other."




Quartet: Settlements harming chances for two state-solution

Mideast peacemakers also call for Palestinians to end incitement against Israelis; French FM warns path to peace narrowing - the Foursome, which comprises the US, European Union, Russia and United Nations.

September 23, 2016

The international Quartet of Middle East peacemakers warned Friday that Israel’s settlement policy was harming the chances of a peace agreement, and urged both sides to show restraint in the face of a renewal of violent Palestinian attacks against Israelis.

The four top diplomats urged Israel and the Palestinians to create conditions for restarting “meaningful” negotiations toward a two-state solution. For the Israelis, this means a halt to settlement construction. For the Palestinians, it means an end to incitement of violence. According to the Quartet, “All agreed on the importance of close and continuing coordination of all efforts to achieve the common goal of the two-state solution.”


http://www.timesofisrael.com/quartet-settlements-harming-chances-for-two-state-solution/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=67b4c1fb13-2016_09_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-67b4c1fb13-54606857





Matthew 24:7 :

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


Strong earthquake hits off Japan, causes no apparent damage
9/22, 2016
M 6.3 Japan

M 5.6 - Nereju, Romania
9/23/2016

M5.6 - Jayapura, Indonesia
9/24/2016

M 5.8 - L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand
9/24/2016


M6.3  Tamisan, Philippines

9/23/16



Iran 'more determined' to strengthen military

Iran's chief of staff says the aid deal between the U.S. and Israel makes Iran more determined to strengthen its military.

09/22/16

In open defiance of American sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan announced the country would be rolling out an upgrade of its nuclear-capable medium-range Emad missiles. The Emad is said to have a 1,700 kilometer range, putting Israel and much of eastern Europe squarely in its sights.

On Wednesday, during a separate parade in the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, Iran unveiled a new missile known as Zolfaghar, according to AP. It was carried by military truck which bore a banner printed with a 2013 anti-Israeli quote by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying that Iran will annihilate the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa should Israel attack Iran.

Khamenei often launches verbal attacks against Iran’s “enemies”, mostly against the United States, to which he refers as “the Great Satan”, and Israel. In the past, he has ruled out his country having ties with the United States or “the Zionist regime” – that is, Israel – claiming he had proof that the United States was planning a coup in Iran.

Khamenei has also referred to Israel as a “cancerous tumor” and also predicted several months ago that the Jewish state will not exist in 25 years. He often launches verbal attacks against Iran’s “enemies”, mostly against the United States, to which he refers as “the Great Satan”, and Israel.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/218148




Hindu Assisi participant: ‘Pope Francis is moral conscience keeper of the world’


Indian writer and activist Sudheendra Kulkarni is one of the estimated 450 religious representatives of various faiths participating in the World Day

Sep 21, 2016

Reflecting upon the progress that has been made since the first World Day of Prayer for Peace in 1986, Kulkarni said, “What it has achieved is that since 1986 there is a far greater awareness in the world that in our globalization era all the countries, all the cultures, and all the religious communities should live together. This awareness is much stronger today than it was in 1986 because as you know 1986 was still the era of the two conflicting power blocks. The Cold War era: the Cold War is over but in the era of globalization all religions have to dialogue with each other and learn to live in peace and harmony with each other”.

“We have a long way to go, but if we understand religion in the true sense of the term and the core message of all religions is the same, I represent Hinduism, I come from India, we respect and we accept all religions as true and as equal. Now this understanding that we have to learn together in a world which has become small, which has shrunk into a village, a global village that we have to live together. There is no other way. This awareness, in my opinion, is much stronger today than 30 years ago”.

Kulkarni discusses his experiences with Pope Francis and his expectations for the Pope in Assisi: “Pope Francis is at one level the head of the Catholic Church in the world, but at another level he is the moral conscience keeper of the world. His message is for the entire humanity. Today he is one of those rare voices in the world, which is reminding us that we have to change this world. We have to change this world in a way that the poor are respected, the poor have justice, and the poor can live in a secure world.”

http://www.heraldmalaysia.com/news/hindu-assisi-participant-pope-francis-is-moral-conscience-keeper-of-the-world/31928/1





Psalm 83:4 :


"They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."


Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Abdullah accuses Jewish state of attempting to alter status quo on Temple Mount


September 21, 2016

Speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Abdullah spoke of the importance of peace between Israel and Palestinians, blaming the ongoing conflict for continued unrest in the region.

“No injustice has spread more bitter fruit than the denial of a Palestinian state. I say: Peace is a conscious decision,” the king said. “Israel has to embrace peace or eventually be engulfed in a sea of hatred in a region of turmoil.”

Mentioning only the Christian and Muslim connection to Jerusalem holy sites, Abdullah accused Israel of attempting to alter the identity of the city.

“As the Custodian of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem, I will continue my efforts to protect these places, and stand up against all violations of their sanctity, including attempts for temporal and spatial division of Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif,” he said.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/accept-palestine-or-face-sea-of-hatred-jordanian-king-warns-israel/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=807d427e25-2016_09_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-807d427e25-54606857



Netanyahu threatens ‘downpour’ if rocket fire does not subside

Responding to recent missiles from both Syria and Gaza, prime minister says country will not tolerate attacks

September 21, 2016

Israel will not tolerate any missiles or mortars being fired from either Syria or from Gaza and will respond with disproportionate force, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Thursday, a day after projectiles were fired at Israel from across both frontiers.

Netanyahu said that the country will not continue to absorb rocket fire “not from the north or from the south. Anyone who thinks [of firing] a drizzle will receive a downpour,” he said during a ceremony in the Gaza border city. “The response of the past weeks speaks for itself.”

The United Nations, Russia and others have called for Israel to show restraint and keep tensions from spiraling out of control. Israel is currently readying itself in case of all-out war.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-threatens-downpour-if-rocket-fire-does-not-subside/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=f07696b509-2016_09_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-f07696b509-54606857



Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps

9/21/16

"If the leaders of the Zionist regime make a mistake then the Islamic Republic will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust," reads banner on military truck in missile parade.

Iran marked the anniversary of its 1980 invasion by Iraq by parading its latest ships and missiles and telling the United States not to meddle in the Gulf. Iran’s military chief of staff Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said at the parade that the $38 million, 10-year defense aid package granted to Israel by the United States makes Iran “more determined” to strengthen its military.

“The criminal move [by the United States] to sign an agreement to present a supportive military package to the Zionist regime is a desperate attempt to protect the security vacuum of the regime and makes us more determined to increase our military power,” Baqeri said, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Iran-threatens-to-turn-Tel-Aviv-and-Haifa-to-dust-if-Israeli-missteps-468303



NAM indisputable part of solutions to world crises: Iran's President Rouhani

09/18/16

The NAM meeting brought together heads of state and delegates from all the 120 member countries to discuss key regional and international issues. NAM, an international organization with 120 member states and 21 observer countries, represents nearly two-thirds of the UN members. It is regarded as not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for further cooperation among the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), saying the bloc plays an “undeniable” role in resolving the crises across the world. The Iranian president urged against pinning hope on big powers for the establishment of security, development and progress. “Not only have the major powers not helped the easing of these pains but play a considerable role in the persistence of poverty, violence, murder, war and the displacement of millions of people in developing countries,” Rouhani said.

However, the Iranian president said world challenges should not be allowed to divert attention from the plight of the Palestinians.

“The Zionist regime seeks to devise and exploit the ongoing developments in the Middle East, particularly the emergence and spread of terrorist and extremist groups such as Daesh to overshadow its crimes against the oppressed Palestinian nation and others regional nations. The international community has not achieved the least success in restoring the trampled rights of the Palestinian nation and ending the [Israeli] occupation.”

http://www.payvand.com/news/16/sep/1096.html





Iranian Leader Strongly Rejects Talks with US over Regional Issues

Sep 18, 2016

The Americans are insisting that we hold talks with them on the West Asian issues, specially Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen; what is their real objective behind these demands for talks? They have no goal but preventing the Islamic Republic of Iran's presence in the region as the main cause of the US failures," Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commanders and officials in Tehran on Sunday.

Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the country's defense equipment and capabilities as a major and necessary contributor to Iran's security shield, and said, "The enemy is worried about Iran's increasing defense and missile capabilities; hence boosting the country's defense capabilities be should helped and supported." Also in August, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that the experience of negotiations with Washington on the nuclear issue and the other side's disloyalty to its undertakings proved that talks with the US on the regional issues is a "lethal poison".

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950628001338




Israel anticipates 230,000 incoming missiles during next war

September 16, 2016

A nationwide emergency drill has been announced in Israel, with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) preparing to repel a volley of some 230,000 missiles. The Home Front Command will also test several other scenarios in preparation for a hypothetical war.

The Israeli military expects a possible 230,000 incoming ‘rockets’, more than a half of them most likely from an arsenal in the possession of Hezbollah. Some 95 percent of the projectiles are expected to be short-range (40-45 km) Grad missiles of various modifications and mortar shells. Such munitions are equipped with around 10 kg of explosives. The remaining 5 percent of the projectiles are expected to be long-range.

A recent surge in hostilities between Israel and neighboring countries provides a solid background for such drill. Multiple “retaliation fire” incidents have been reported during past few weeks. Some progress, however, is seen in a peaceful settlement process, with Israel and Palestine expressing willingness to resume peace talks.

https://www.rt.com/news/359499-israel-emergency-war-drills/



Saudi official warns Iran: Attack us at your own risk

09/15/2016

"If they are preparing an army to invade us, we are not easily taken by someone who would make war on us," Prince Khaled al-Faisal warns.

SPA quoted Prince Khaled as telling journalists his message to the Iranian leadership was "I pray to God Almighty to guide them and to deter them from their transgression and their wrong attitudes toward their fellow Muslim among the Arabs in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and around the world. But if they are preparing an army to invade us, we are not easily taken by someone who would make war on us."

"When we desire, and with the help of God Almighty, we will deter every aggressor and will never relent in protecting this holy land and our dear country. No one can defile any part from our country if any one of us remains on the face of the earth."

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Saudi-prince-warns-Iran-against-using-force-to-pursue-rivalry-467795




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.”

Rise of Iran-backed militias jeopardizes US aid to Iraq

September 14, 2016

Iran-backed majority-Shiite militias known as the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have been gaining influence as they have helped the Iraqi army kick the Islamic State (IS) out of Anbar province. Iraq's National Security Council recently blessed their participation in the upcoming battle to retake the IS stronghold of Mosul, while Baghdad announced at the end of July plans to incorporate the militias as an "independent" military formation "affiliated" with the Iraqi armed force.

The resurgence of the militias has concerned US policymakers since June 2014, when Iraqi Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani issued a call to arms to his followers as IS rampaged through the country. Since then, Iraq has seen a proliferation of loosely affiliated PMU, most of them directed by or otherwise supported by Tehran, including some reconstituted militias that battled US forces in the early years of the invasion.

In December 2014, Congress for the first time authorized through the end of 2016 a $1.6 billion “train and equip” fund requested by the Barack Obama administration for “military and other security services" for Iraq. Lawmakers, however, added the caveat that aid recipients be vetted for links to “groups associated with the government of Iran.”

The House bill gives voice to rising concerns among lawmakers that the Shiite militias not only strengthen Iran's hand in Iraq but make it more difficult to defeat IS because they often victimize Sunnis. "I think there are some militias that he will not be able to control," Cardin said. "Ultimately you have to disband them or weed them out. It's not in the central government's interest to have entities that are not really loyal to [its] security blueprint."

Iran appears to have others plans in mind. Late last month, a leader in Iran's IRGC announced the creation of a United Shia Liberation Army to fight in Arab countries, notably Yemen, Syria and Iraq. Lawrence Haas, a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, said the announcement was "basically declaring war on your Arab neighbors." He questioned what the White House can do about it after removing most US troops from the country.

"I think Iran and Iranian influence in Iraq and other nations in the region is going to be pretty close to the top of the agenda for US foreign policy," Haas told Al-Monitor. “We don’t have much leverage, so I don’t have high hopes that we can reverse this.”

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/09/rise-iran-backed-militias-pmu-iraq-threat-us-aid.html#ixzz4KI9URXuu



2 Timothy 3:13 : " But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived."

Two Men May Be Able to Make a Baby, No Need for Woman's Egg, Scientists Say

September 14, 2016

In defiance of nature and centuries of accepted wisdom, scientists from a leading university in the United Kingdom unveiled new research on Tuesday suggesting that in the distant future two men could come together to make a baby and eliminate the need for eggs from women.

Department of Biology & Biochemistry scientists at the University of Bath announced that they have developed a method of injecting mouse parthenogenotes with sperm that allows them to become healthy baby mice with a success rate of up to 24 percent.
In an interview with the BBC, Perry said removing the need for an egg could have a wider impact on society. "One possibility, in the distant future, is that it might be possible that ordinary cells in the body can be combined with a sperm so that an embryo is formed," Perry said.

This means two men could have a child, with one donating an ordinary cell and the other, sperm. A man could theoretically also have his own child using his own cells and sperm and that child would end up being more like a non-identical twin than a clone.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/two-men-may-be-able-to-make-a-baby-no-need-for-womans-egg-scientists-say-169595/#u8cVzFAc82TACkbO.99




Earthquake reported in Colombia

September 14, 2016

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck northern Colombia on Tuesday night, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck about 83 miles (133 kilometers) north-northwest of Medellin.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/13/americas/colombia-earthquake/



IRGC Navy Commander Asks US to Leave Persian Gulf

Sep 14, 2016

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi called on the US navy to take back home its forces deployed in the Persian Gulf to prevent any possible confrontation.

"The Americans' presence in the Persian Gulf region is the reason for insecurity and they should terminate it; their presence is the root cause of their unprofessional behavior and they should end this issue honorably to prevent any problem," Fadavi said on Wednesday.

He underlined that the IRGC Navy's measures and its intelligence superiority over the region have prevented the occurrence of any problem and confrontation between the two sides in the Persian Gulf region. 

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950624000538







Senior Algerian MP Sees Iran as # One Regional Power, Advises Arab States to Ally with Iran

September 14, 2016

A senior Algerian legislator described Iran as the superior power in the region, and called on the Arab countries to become united with Tehran instead of Washington.

"At present, the security of Islam is faced a big danger which requires unbiased, comprehensive and strategic scrutiny; as a first step, an end should be put to the current war in the Middle-East which has been ignited by the West with the Arab regimes' financial and spiritual support," Justice and Development Front MP Hassan Aribi told FNA on Wednesday.

Addressing the Persian Gulf Arab littoral states who have turned into the US puppets, he said, "Now it is time for action and not words; it is much better to become allied with Iran, as the main regional power, than showing hostility towards it since this enmity will only benefit the enemies of Arabs and the Muslim Ummah."

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950624001162




Deputy Commander Reiterates Continued Growth of IRGC Naval Power

Sep 13, 2016

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined that Iran will continue to develop and reinforce its naval strength and power.

"The Islamic Iran's military might is unstoppable," General Salami told reporters on Tuesday after addressing a ceremony held to launch a long-range high-speed vessel capable of carrying military helicopters. He reiterated that Iran has on top of its agenda boosting its defense and deterrence capabilities.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950623001221



Iraq Underlines Crucial Role of Russia, Iran in Imminent Anti-ISIL Operation in Mosul

Sep 13, 2016

Source in the Iraqi Foreign Ministry stressed that the Russian, Iranian and Iraqi intelligence units will continue their close cooperation against ISIL to pave the ground for the Iraqi Army and popular forces' large-scale operation for the liberation of Mosul in the near future.

"Our troops have received all the necessary information from the Baghdad intelligence sharing center where experts from Iraq, Russia and Iran work, to carry out military operations. This data has helped us to conduct more efficient anti-ISIL offensives," the Russian language daily, Izvestiya, quoted the source as saying.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950623001128



Daniel 8:5-6, 17:

“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 (great nation) 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.”

“So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."


Bolton: It's Time for a 'Strategic Response' to Iranian Provocations

September 13, 2016

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said on America's Newsroom that it's time for the United States to decide on a "strategic response," as Iran tries to demonstrate that it's the "dominant power" in the region.

Bolton said it's time for the U.S. to "do something" in order to show the Iranian regime that this behavior is "unacceptable."I have zero faith that the Obama administration will do anything like that," he added, explaining that President Obama is sending a message around the world that the U.S. isn't going to push back.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/09/13/bolton-its-time-strategic-response-iranian-provocations




 Report: Iran threatened to shoot down US spy planes over Persian Gulf

09/13/2016

The Iranian military reportedly warned the American planes that they posed the risk of getting shot down if they did not change course.

Fox News cited three US defense officials close to Saturday's incident as saying the two aircraft were flown by members of the US Navy 13 miles off of Iran's coast. The reconnaissance mission was said to have taken place in the Strait of Hormuz, one mile beyond Iran's territorial waters that according to international maritime law extend 12 miles into the sea.

“It’s one thing to tell someone to get off your lawn, but we weren’t on their lawn,” one US official told Fox. “Anytime you threaten to shoot someone down, it’s not considered professional.”

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Report-Iran-threatened-to-shoot-down-US-spy-planes-over-Persian-Gulf-467602





Iran's new warship warns: 'US should go to Bay of Pigs, Persian Gulf is our house'

09/13/2016

Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi: "This ship increases the deterrent power of Iran and will have an effect on the calculations of the enemy, particularly America."

Iran’s Republican Guard launched a new 55-meter-long naval ship on Tuesday that is capable of transporting a helicopter and up to 100 men, according to the website of state TV. "This ship increases the deterrent power of Iran and will have an effect on the calculations of the enemy, particularly America," Revolutionary Guard naval chief Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said at the launch, according to the state TV site.

The ship's launch in the port city of Bushehr, comes at a time of high tension between Iran and the United States over Gulf waters. US officials say there have been more than 30 close encounters between US and Iranian vessels in the Gulf so far this year, over twice as many as in the same period of 2015. A banner posted on the side of the ship at the launch read, "America should go to the Bay of Pigs, the Persian Gulf is our house," a reference to the botched US attempt to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro in 1961.


http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Irans-new-warship-warns-US-should-go-to-Bay-of-Pigs-Persian-Gulf-is-our-house-467618