“Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.” As he came near to where I stood, I was terrified and fell facedown. “Son of man,” he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns the Time of the End… Behold, I will make known to you what will happen in the latter time of wrath, because it concerns the appointed Time of the End. The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.” Daniel 8:16-17,19-20

Jim Hanson: US should attack Iran in response to attack on our embassy in Iraq

January 31, 2019

Once again, a U.S. embassy has come under an attack orchestrated by Iranian terrorists – but this time it is our embassy in Baghdad in Iraq rather than in the Iranian capital of Tehran as in 1979, when Iranian revolutionaries captured the U.S. Embassy and held 52 American hostage for 444 days.

Several dozen Iraqi Shiite militia members forced their way into the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad Tuesday setting fires and causing other damage, angered by weekend U.S. airstrikes that killed members of an Iranian-backed militia in Iraq.

We must maintain control of our embassy in Baghdad. A U.S. official told Fox News that 100 Marines are being sent to the embassy to increase security.

President Trump is wisely standing firm, tweeting Tuesday to explain the American airstrikes and to deliver a sharp warning to the governments of both Iran and Iraq: “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many,” the president tweeted. “We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!”

 How do you define great tribulation?

ISIS beheads 10 Christian captives in Nigeria as retaliation for Baghdadi death

December 29, 2019

In the video, ISIS soldiers wearing beige uniforms and black masks are lined up behind the Christian men. One captive in the middle is shot while the other 10 are pushed to the ground and beheaded. Not a lot of details were given about the victims other than they were male, Christian and "captured in the past weeks" in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno State.

Ram and Goat Confrontation is Coming – The War will come to Israel

Iran condemns US strikes against Iraqi proxy group as ‘terrorism’

December 30, 2019

Israel’s FM Katz lauds attacks, calling them a ‘turning point in the regional response to Iran & its proxies’; Kataeb Hezbollah vows revenge

Tehran “strongly condemned” the United States on Monday for engaging in what it described as a clear example of terrorism, following a series of airstrikes against an Iranian proxy group that had carried out an attack on US forces in Iraq. It was the first known US attack on an Iranian proxy in Iraq since 2011.

“With these attacks, the United States has shown its strong support for terrorism, disregarding the independence and sovereignty of countries, and must accept responsibility for the consequences of this illegal act,” state news agency IRNA quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying.

The US carried out airstrikes against Kataeb Hezbollah (Hezbollah Battalion) in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, killing 25 fighters, two days after a barrage of 30 or more rockets was fired at the K1 Iraqi military base in Kirkuk, an oil-rich region north of Baghdad, killing a US civilian contractor and wounding four US service members as well as Iraqi security forces.
Perilous Days:
Texas Church Tragedy

December 30, 2019

Churchgoers at a Texas Church – in Dallas – were left in panic on Sunday morning after a shooter opened fire. Two innocent people were killed. 1 person has been left in critical condition. And everyone else needs to deal with the trauma of witnessing a shooting take place in their Church. Had the security in the Church not responded the way they did, things could have been much worse. But thank G-d, they managed to take down the shooter just seconds after the attack started.

Are Places of Worship Not Safe?

Are places of worship no longer safe? No matter what religion one associates themselves with, everyone wants to feel safe at the place they pray and when they celebrate religion. It is a tragic reality that it seems places of religion are under attack. The night before this Church attack, five Jews were stabbed in Monsey, NY at the rabbi’s house next to the synagogue. They were having a Hanukkah celebration. Is that such a crime to be celebrating religion and to be happy? It is horrific that anyone would destroy that. But sadly, this antisemitic attack was one of many in the New York area recently.

How many more victims can our world handle?

 The Larger horn comes up LAST:
 Iraqis await fallout from NYT expose on Iranian influence

December 15, 2019

Many Iraqis are waiting for the other shoe to drop after The Intercept and The New York Times published "The Iran Cables," a report on more than 700 pages of anonymously leaked documents from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security revealing the extent of Iranian intervention in Iraq.

The documents, which both publications authenticated, mainly address the period of 2014-2015 and mention that that many prominent Iraqi figures have close ties to Iran

“Iran won the round [of competition for influence] and invested in its intervention politically because Iraq is important for it. But perhaps many do not realize that there will be a second round, which the US will win.” READ MORE:
ANALYSIS - Is Iraq descending into civil war thanks to Iran?

Are Iranian-backed militia groups responsible for attacks on US bases in Iraq, and killings of demonstrators during mass uprising?

December 15, 2019

Who’s killing Iraqi demonstrators and who is firing at US bases, asked Middle East expert Jonathan Spyer in his latest analysis of the chaos and popular unrest in Iraq where demonstrations are now in their 10th week.

Evidence suggests that the perpetrators are Iran-backed Shia militias, according to the Israeli expert.

Indeed, shortly after the current uprising in Iraq began Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) traveled to Baghdad to advise the Iraqi government about means to stamp out the demonstrations.

Soleimani reportedly told Iraqi leaders they should use tactics the Basij militia of the IRGC employed to suppress demonstrations in Iran, meaning killing demonstrators by using snipers or by stabbing them.

Shortly after Soleimani held consultations with Iraqi leaders snipers belonging to the al-Hashd al-Shaabi umbrella organization of predominantly Shiite militias were deployed on rooftops from where they began their killing spree.
“Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.” As he came near to where I stood, I was terrified and fell face down. “Son of man,” he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns the Time of the End… Behold, I will make known to you what will happen in the latter time of wrath, because it concerns the appointed time of the end. The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.” Daniel 8:16-17,19-20

The Ram is Pushing: The West is preparing a strong response:

Iranian aggression calls for US 'pushback,' top Republican on armed services panel says

December 14, 2019

The U.S. needs to take action against Iranian aggression to prevent further attacks against Western targets, such as that against a U.S. drone in June, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday.

“I do think it’s important to have a response,” Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, told C-Span for the show “Newsmakers,” according to Stars and Stripes. He said Iran is “going to have to have some sort of pushback or they will continue to be more aggressive.”

Thornberry said he expects “Iran will take further provocative actions in the coming weeks” after a month of protests in which hundreds of demonstrators have been killed and thousands have been arrested. Iran's government will likely “lash out and try to find an external enemy," he added.

 Earthquakes rumbling all over:

Powerful earthquake hits Philippines - 6.8

December 15, 2019

Residents look at a destroyed house with a vehicle squeezed underneath after a 6.8- magnitude earthquake in the town of Padada in Davao del Sur province on the island of southern Mindanao. A powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Dec. 15, killing a child and damaging buildings in an area still recovering from a string of deadly quakes in October.

 Religious Leaders moving front and center for a Good cause = or is it?
 World’s largest coalition of religious leaders urged to be ‘moral conscience’ of nations

December 15, 2019

A Minnesota professor of religion warned the world’s largest coalition of religious leaders that getting involved in politics can compromise their “moral voices” and suggested they should instead aspire to be the “moral conscience” of their countries to promote a more effective agenda of peace.

Religions for Peace is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition advancing common action among religious communities for peace. The organization works to transform violent conflict, advance human development, promote just and harmonious societies, and protect the Earth.

“I’ll put it this way, we should not aspire to be the masters of the state, nor should we aspire to be the servant of the state. We should aim to be the moral conscience of all the countries that we live in, especially the moral voice and the moral conscience for those who are powerless, those who are marginalized, those who are oppressed,”

In June, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres launched the U.N. Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech and told member states they need to “do better at looking out for each other.”

“Hate speech may have gained a foothold, but it is now on notice,” Guterres said. “We will never stop confronting it.” The new strategy and action plan promotes respecting the human rights of all, barring any discrimination.

“Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.” As he came near to where I stood, I was terrified and fell facedown. “Son of man,” he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns the Time of the End… Behold, I will make known to you what will happen in the latter time of wrath, because it concerns the appointed Time of the End. The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.” Daniel 8:16-17,19-20

The Ram is Pushing:

Iran is building tunnels in Syria near Iraq border for weapons

Iran has begun building tunnels at its Imam Ali base in Syria, which is a key part of Iran’s infrastructure that links Iran via Iraq to Syria and Lebanon.

December 10, 2019

Iran has begun excavating tunnels at its Imam Ali base in Syria near the Iraqi border that will be used to store and move weapons. The base has been under construction for more than a year and is a key part of Iran’s infrastructure in Syria linking Iran via Iraq to Syria and Lebanon.

The tunnel now looks like the latest addition to a network of Iranian infrastructure near the border. It will add to Iran’s entrenchment in Syria and Iran’s “land bridge” or road to the sea that goes through several areas near the Euphrates River and then to way-points on the road to Damascus and Homs, called T2, T3 and T4.
 “In the Last Days… Dangerous Times will Come”:

Jersey City gun battle leaves 6 dead, including police officer

December 10, 2019

Six people, including a New Jersey police officer, were killed in an hourslong standoff and shootout that brought a Jersey City neighborhood to a standstill Tuesday, investigators said.

The shootings unfolded in a cemetery and a convenience store near the Sacred Heart School. Of the six people who died, one was Detective Joseph Seals, 40, who was married with five kids. The others killed included two of the three suspects in the case, as well as three civilians.

A second officer was struck in the shoulder by gunfire, and two others were hit by shrapnel, Mayor Steven Fulop said. It was unclear what happened to the third suspect, described as a 6-foot-tall black male wearing all black clothing.

The circumstances of the shootout also remained uncertain and the situation forced every public school in Jersey City into lockdown mode. Several schools in the area were placed on lockdown while the situation is ongoing, officials said. Jersey City Public Schools tweeted "all students and staff are safe."

Daniel 8:
US believes Iran responsible for rocket attacks in Iraq

Officials say US government believes Iran is behind a series sophisticated rocket attacks on joint US-Iraq military facilities in Iraq.

December 10, 2019

The US government believes that Iran is behind a series of increasingly sophisticated rocket attacks on joint US-Iraq military facilities in Iraq.

The attacks have taken place as the US has grown increasingly concerned that Iran may be planning new provocations against US troops and interests in the region. The US military strongly believes Iranian-backed groups inside Iraq are responsible, said a US official with direct knowledge of the recent incidents.

In the most recent attack on Monday, four rockets struck a military training site near Baghdad International Airport where US troops train members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service. While no US personnel were injured or killed, six Iraq security force members were injured according to a statement from the Iraqi military's media office.

The increasingly sophisticated attacks come amid US accusations that Iran has been moving short-range ballistic missiles into Iraq. A report last year said that Iran had transferred short-range ballistic missiles to its Shiite allies inside Iraq.
  “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples. Judah will be besieged, as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth gather against her, I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who would heave it away will be severely injured” Zechariah 12:2-3

Erdogan bashes Israel, calls on Muslims to unite against the West

Ankara claimed it is the “lone voice” standing up for Palestinians today.

December 9, 2019

In a speech to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Israel and called for Islamic unity among the “brothers and sisters” to confront the West and conspiracies against Islamic countries. Turkey’s ruler insinuated that Turkey was a victim of “terrorist attacks” because of its “principled stance” against “oppression in Jerusalem.”

Erdogan claimed that Israel was making the “situation in Jerusalem and Palestine” worse every day. He said that Israel doesn’t recognize justice, law, rights or humanity and that this “deepens the crisis in the region against Muslims.” Turkey is seeking to champion Islamic countries against Israel, Ankara claimed. “We will never stop defending the rights of the Palestinians and standing in solidarity with all the oppressed.”

Erdogan also claimed that Muslims are one quarter of the world but are isolated and that Muslims must unite to push their political influence and “cultural prowess” to bring Islamic civilization to its “rightful place.”

 Two horns – higher horn comes up last (Persia-Iran)

As chaos and violence consume Iraq, US keeps focus on deterring Iran

December 6, 2019

In Iraqi councils about the next prime minister, Iran is in the room and the United States is not even in the building.

“We have a policy of not meddling in government formation,” a senior State Department official said this week.

AFP reports that Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) Quds Force, and Mohammad Kawtharani, a key leader in Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, are involved in talks with Iraqi politicians about the next prime minister. So much for no foreign meddling.

The Donald Trump administration’s realism is well suited to the crisis. Recent waves of protests both Iraq’s ruling class and heavy-handed Iranian influence have led to more than 400 killed, with thousands more injured and arrested. Today there were reports of excessive violence and executions by armed groups in Baghdad.

Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/12/iraq-growing-chaos-us-focus-deterring-iran.html#ixzz67d4L6URh
 The West vs.Iran:

December 4, 2019

Long-simmering tensions between Washington and Tehran are escalating, with Iran's special foreign operations force using so-called "suicide drones" near U.S. military personnel in the Middle East in a series of intense provocations, Newsweek has learned.

U.S. forces are taking steps to protect themselves after witnessing an increase of flights of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. Some are conducting operations involving "C4i," a term referring to command, control, communications, computers and intelligence, near American positions in the region.

Iran-friendly regional militias acting at the behest of the Quds Force, the expeditionary arm of the elite Revolutionary Guard, were conducting reconnaissance potentially in preparation for future attacks using suicide drones. Such devices, tested in Iran since at least 2014, could carry explosive payloads across far distances and certain models could be equipped to conduct surveillance as well.


“Three more kings will arise in Persia, and then a fourth, who will be far richer than all the others. By the power of his wealth, he will stir up everyone against the kingdom of Yavan.” Daniel 11:2

Iranian Embassy In Damascus: Opening Of Syria-Iraq Border – A Step Towards Creating Regional Bloc Comprising Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon

December 4, 2019

Abu Al-Fazel Salehiniya, a culture advisor at the Iranian embassy in Damascus, published an article in the pro-regime Syrian daily Al-Watan, in which he presented the opening of the crossing as a step towards the realization of Iran's vision of a new Middle East.

He explained that Iran planned to establish a political, economic and cultural bloc consisting of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, which will impact the power-balance in the region and world, and thwart what he called the American and Western plan to fragment the Middle East into tiny states under Western control. For many years, he said, the U.S. and Israel have been working in various ways to prevent the creation of this bloc, including by instigating protests in Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon; however, they have failed thanks to the resistance axis, which is now stronger than ever and has attained impressive achievements.

It should be mentioned that the creation of a geographic continuum from Iran to Lebanon, through Syria and Iraq, has long been a strategic goal of Iran's, and in the recent years it has devoted considerable efforts to realizing it.

Such a continuum provides Iran with access to the Mediterranean, enabling it to import and export goods via its ports while bypassing the U.S. sanctions. As part of this, Iran, Syria and Iraq are currently discussing the building of a railway connecting the three countries.

"[The West] wanted to fragment the countries of the region into tiny states, so as to make it easy for [the West] to take control of the region's resources. But its plan prompted the countries of the resistance axis to grow closer and unite, and to regard any danger threatening one of them as a danger threatening all of them.

“Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.” As he came near to where I stood, I was terrified and fell facedown. “Son of man,” he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns the Time of the End… Behold, I will make known to you what will happen in the latter time of wrath, because it concerns the appointed Time of the End.
The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.” Daniel 8:16-17,19-20
Iran is secretly moving missiles into Iraq, US officials say - report

Iraq is suffering from protests, ISIS threats and the need to find a new prime minister after Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned earlier this week, and Iran wants to exploit the power vacuum in Iraq.

December 5, 2019

Iran has been transferring missiles and munitions via Iraq for years, including short-range ballistic missiles. The latest reports on Thursday come almost a year and a half after reports that similar missiles had been sent to Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias in Iraq and that Iran was laying the infrastructure across Iraq and Syria to threaten Israel, deter attacks and project its power.

Reuters reported, based on three Iranian officials, two Iraqi intelligence sources and two Western intelligence sources, that Iran’s short-range ballistic missiles were traveling to Iraq. The concept of Tehran was to do what it has done already in Yemen and Lebanon and Gaza, send its weapons technology to allies and proxies. The report at the time claimed that Iran also wanted these militias in Iraq to be able to build their own rockets.

Iran says it wants to conduct a naval drill with Russia and China. In Iraq it now appears that over the last weeks, according to US reports, the Pentagon has “tracked the movement of a number of Iranian short-range ballistic missiles into Iraq,”

Iraq is suffering from protests, ISIS threats and the need to find a new prime minister after Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned earlier this week, and Iran wants to exploit the power vacuum in Iraq to do what it pleases.

How the Israel-Iran war might begin

In the back of everyone’s mind there will be a constant and nagging question mark over what happens next. Everyone that is, except for Iran.

DECEMBER 6, 2019

The missiles will come in low, after being in the air for almost an hour, and when they hit, they will be coming just over the horizon. People who witness the attack will remember later that the missiles didn’t fall from the sky. They flew at their target straight, like a bullet.The drones will hit just a few minutes later. They will have been flying at low altitudes for longer, taking off in Iraq, crossing into Syria, and then across the border into Israel.

This scenario, while fiction for now, is one that the IDF top brass is talking about on a regular basis these days. It is being played out in the minds of IDF generals and intelligence officials, responsible for watching Iran’s every move, from Te hran all the way to its proxies’ bases in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and the Gaza Strip.

That Iran would like to attack Israel is not a secret. Two weeks ago, an Iranian-backed militia in Syria fired four Fajr-5 rockets at the Hermon Mountain in Israel. The rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome batteries.

If Israel goes with option 2 and strikes in Iran, an unprecedented move, it could lead to a regional war. Iran can activate its militias based in Syria, Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip and, of course, Hezbollah in Lebanon which can launch over 1,000 rockets and missiles a day against Israeli targets.

 "The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea." Revelation 8:8
NASA Warns 75-Foot Asteroid Currently Headed For Earth


NASA warned that an asteroid is set to dangerously approach Earth tomorrow. If the asteroid collides with the planet, it could create a powerful explosion in the atmosphere.

The approaching asteroid has been identified by NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) as 2019 WH4. Based on the agency’s observations, this asteroid is flying towards Earth at an estimated speed of around 18,000 miles per hour. CNEOS noted that the space rock is about 75 feet wide.

2019 WH4 has been labeled as a near-Earth object. If this ends up colliding with the planet, it could produce an explosion as powerful as the one created by an asteroid that detonated over Russia in 1908.

According to reports, an asteroid detonated at an altitude of 3 to 6 miles over the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Russia. The energy released by its explosion ranged from 15 to 30 megatons of TNT, which is about 1,000 to 2,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb used in World War II.

The explosion created by the asteroid was so powerful that it leveled about 770 square miles of forest. This area is bigger than Butte, which is known as the eighth-largest city in the U.S.

Apocalyptic asteroid strike that could wipe out humanity is ‘only a matter of time’, top scientist warns

A catastrophic asteroid impact big enough to wipe out humanity is only a matter of time, according to one top scientist. Humanity has next-to no defense against such an impact, Professor Alan Fitzsimmons said, which threatens to end life on Earth.

"We will get a serious asteroid impact sometime," said Professor Fitzsimmons, of Queen's University in Belfast.

"It may not be in our lifetime, but mother nature controls when that will happen. We will need to do something about it. We'll need to move that asteroid so it misses us and doesn't hit us."

For what it's worth, NASA doesn't believe any of the thousands of "Near-Earth objects" it keeps an eye on are currently on a collision course with our planet. However, that could change in the coming months or years as the space agency constantly revises objects' predicted trajectories.

"NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small," NASA says.

Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.” As he came near to where I stood, I was terrified and fell facedown. “Son of man,” he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns the Time of the End… Behold, I will make known to you what will happen in the latter time of wrath, because it concerns the Appointed Time of the End. The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.” Daniel 8:16-17,19-20

Iran to Have Nuclear Bomb in a Few Months?

November 26, 2019

The Iranian government is shortening its nuclear breakout time -- the amount of time required to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a single nuclear weapon. Tehran has accomplished this through several steps in the last few months.

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, declared that Iran has an adequate supply of 20% enriched uranium., "Right now we have enough 20% uranium," he told the Iranian Students News Agency, ISNA, "but we can produce more as needed"

The Iranian leaders keep claiming that their nuclear activities are solely for peaceful purposes. This claim is bogus. If the Islamic Republic is advancing its nuclear program for peaceful purposes, why has Tehran repeatedly failed to report its nuclear facilities, including those at Natanz and Arak, to the IAEA?

The truth is that, from the perspective of the ruling clerics of Iran, obtaining nuclear weapons is a must to help Tehran advance its hegemonic ambitions to dominate the region. Also, by having nuclear weapons, the Iranian government can more powerfully support terror groups and proxies to destabilize the region without being concerned that the West might strike Iranian military targets.

Wars and Rumors of Wars: 
Iran, Russia, China to hold joint wargame to send “message to the world”

NOV 28, 2019

Iran, China, and Russia will hold in the coming weeks their first-ever joint war drills, which leaders say are meant to send a “message to the world” about increased military cooperation between the rogue countries.

The commander of Iran’s navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said Wednesday that the Islamic Republic will team up with Moscow and Beijing within the next month to hold the mass war drills.

“When we talk about joint wargames, we are talking about two or more countries with a high level of relations in various political, economic and social fields, which culminate in cooperation in the military sector, with wargames usually being the highest level of such cooperation.”

“The joint wargame between Iran, Russia, and China, which will hopefully be conducted next month, carries the same message to the world, that these three countries have reached a meaningful strategic point in their relations, with regard to their shared and non-shared interests, and by non-shared I mean the respect we have for one another’s national interests,”
 Calling "evil" good- and 'good" - evil:
'Playful guide' teaches kids to conjure demons

Available through outlets such as Barnes and Noble, Target, Amazon
A "children's book" available through outlets such as Barnes and Noble, Target and Amazon is raising eyebrows for its descriptions of how children can summon demons.

"Don't want to take out the trash tonight? Maybe you're swimming in homework? Perhaps that big bully is being a real drag? Well grab your colored pencils and sigil drawing skills and dial up some demons! But be careful, even if these spirits are more silly - than scary - they are still demons,"

Leighton integrates a hands-on craft element into this playful guide that invites readers to conjure gentle demons by writing their sigils, which serve as “a phone number” straight to the spirit. The demons necessitate specific summons (a riddler named Corydon requires a sigil “drawn in bright red, the colour of a clown’s nose–preferably while you’re giggling”), and express specific characteristics and abilities that range from pragmatic to gross.
Mark 13:8: “And there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

Albania hit by 6.4-magnitude earthquake, killing at least 18, injuring hundreds

November 26, 2019

Albania was struck early Tuesday by its strongest earthquake in decades, leaving at least 18 people dead and more than 600 injured, while setting off a race to find victims buried under the rubble.

The 6.4-magnitude quake struck in the middle of the night and destroyed several buildings in this coastal city. Slightly farther from the epicenter, in the capital, Tirana, the temblor opened cracks in apartments and caused people to flee into the streets in panic.
 Daniel 8 - getting clearer:

Intensity of U.S. military visits shows urgency of Iran threat - analysis

So what is happening that is causing this parade of top US military officers to Israel? Seemingly, it is like McKenzie warned – Iran is up to something.

November 25, 2019

In 2012, the Obama administration wanted to try and stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities. As a result, and over a period of several months, every week or so, another top defense official would arrive in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for meetings with the IDF top brass and the prime minister.

This came to mind on Sunday when US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley landed in Israel for just a few hours to meet with IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi. His visit came just a week after US Air Force commander Gen. David Goldfein was in Israel, and two weeks after the commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) Gen. Kenneth McKenzie was in town. In between, USAFE (United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa) Commander Gen. Jeffery L. Harrigian was also here.

Last Wednesday, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett spoke on the phone with US Defense Secretary Mark Esper. McKenzie’s visit was particularly interesting. Israel is part of the US European Command (EUCOM) and his visit – one of just a handful by CENTCOM commanders over the years – shows a need for coordination amid growing threats in the region.

Over the weekend, McKenzie warned that Iran was planning another large-scale attack in the Middle East, similar to the one it carried out against Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities in September.

 Iran vs the West:
After Iran quashes riots, top general threatens to destroy Israel and US

Revolutionary Guards head Hossein Salami accuses West of stoking protests sparked by a hike in fuel prices in which over 100 said killed, says Tehran has been patient until now

November 25, 2019

The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Force threatened to destroy Israel, the US and other countries as he addressed a pro-government demonstration denouncing last week’s violent protests over a fuel price hike.

Gen. Hossein Salami, echoing other Iranian officials, accused the US, Britain, Israel and Saudi Arabia of stoking the unrest. “We have shown restraint … we have shown patience towards the hostile moves of America, the Zionist regime (Israel) and Saudi Arabia against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Salami added, according to Reuters.

He said if Iran decides to respond, “the enemy will not have security anywhere,” adding that “our patience has a limit.”
 Two Horns: Together and pushing

Ex-Mossad chief: Israel must disrupt Iranian influence in Iraq

Yatom was responding to hundreds of newly leaked Iranian documents that offered a detailed portrait of how aggressively and successfully Tehran has penetrated Baghdad.

NOVEMBER 20, 2019

Israeli intelligence must work to disrupt Iranian influence and its natural advantages in Iraq that could endanger Israeli security and Western interests, former Mossad chief Danny Yatom told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

Reflecting over Monday’s reports in The Intercept and The New York Times regarding hundreds of newly leaked Iranian documents that offered a detailed portrait of how aggressively and successfully Tehran has penetrated Baghdad, Yatom said that the challenge was considerable, but that Israel could rise to the moment.

“Iran has a big advantage,” the former Mossad chief said. “There are many Iranians in Iraq,” highlighting that this home-field advantage makes it much easier “to build large facilities from which they can fire missiles” on Israel.
 Showdown Coming:
Israel strikes ‘dozens’ of targets in Syria over rockets fired by Iranian force

Army says it attacked Iranian and regime sites in the country, blames Tehran’s Quds force for launches at Israel; footage shows nighttime blasts over Damascus


The Israeli military on Tuesday night said it struck dozens of targets in Syria belonging to Iranian forces and the Syrian regime, in response to the launching of four rockets at Israel in the early morning.

“The attack was carried out in response to the launching of the rockets by the Iranian Quds force from Syrian territory,” the army said in a statement. The targets included missile launchers, weapons warehouses, command centers and bases, it said.

The Quds force is a part of the Islamic Republic Revolutionary Guards Corps responsible for extraterritorial operations, and is a key actor in Syria — both against rebels and in Tehran’s efforts to entrench itself along Israel’s border and threaten the Jewish state from there.

 Great Nation on the Goat from the WEST:
 Iran says ‘decisive’ action will be taken if riots continue, warns US against fueling tensions within the country

18 Nov, 2019

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned it will quell public disturbances “decisively” if the riots that gripped the country following fuel price hikes continue.

Any actions that “foment insecurity” or threaten the “calm and tranquility” of Iranian society “will be dealt with decisively,” the IRGC said in a Monday statement published by the local media. The powerful security force did not further elaborate on what exact measures would be taken.

Yet, according to the Iranian media, up to 150 people were arrested by the Guards in the Alborz province located west of the Iranian capital of Tehran. The IRGC intelligence service identified those arrested as ringleaders of rioting groups and “sabotage teams” that sought to take advantage of the public uproar and sow discord as well as damage property.

The US is interested in nothing other but fueling unrest in Iran, Larijani claimed, accusing the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of encouraging the rioters.

“He [Pompeo] openly supports immolation of the Iranian people’s properties … while calling it defending the Iranian people,” the MP said.
 Unrest in Iran:
Iran’s Ayatollah warns 'thugs' as protests escalate over increase gas prices
November 17, 2019
“Setting a bank on fire is not an act done by the people. This is what thugs do,” Khamenei said.

Khamenei ordered security forces “to implement their tasks” and for Iran’s citizens to keep clear of violent demonstrators.

The government has shut down internet access across the nation, making it difficult to gauge whether unrest that took place in a reported 100 cities and towns was continuing. Images published by state and semiofficial media showed images of burned gas stations and banks, torched vehicles and roadways littered with debris.

It remained to be seen how many people were arrested, injured or killed. Videos from the protests have shown some people gravely wounded.

‘Not anti-Semitic’: Khamenei defines Iran’s goal of ‘wiping out Israel’

Belying Tehran’s relentless threats to ensure ‘nothing left’ of Jewish state, ‘raze’ Tel Aviv and Haifa, leader says aim is to abolish ‘regime,’ get rid of ‘thugs’ like Netanyahu

15 November 2019,

Iran regularly threatens to annihilate Israel, viewing the country as a powerful enemy allied with the United States and Sunni countries in the region against Tehran and its nuclear ambitions.

Contrary to Khamenei’s claims, those threats commonly refer to the physical destruction of Israeli cities, rather than of just the regime.

In September, Abbas Nilforoushan, the deputy commander of operations of the IRGC, threatened that if Israel attacks Iran, it will have to collect “bits and pieces of Tel Aviv from the lower depths of the Mediterranean Sea.”

“Iran has encircled Israel from all four sides. Nothing will be left of Israel,” said Nilforoushan
 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” Psalm 83:4
  Israeli military says it's 'raining rockets' from Gaza; Islamic Jihad launching one every 7 minutes since leader killed

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Wednesday that it is “raining rockets” across the country, with Islamic Jihad firing one projectile every seven minutes since a senior commander of the terror group was killed by the Israeli military in a targeted airstrike Tuesday morning.

In response to Abu al-Ata’s killing, Islamic Jihad -- an Iranian-backed militant group sworn to Israel’s destruction -- launched dozens of rockets toward Israel. Some rockets reached as far as Tel Aviv, which prompted Israel to carry out scores of retaliatory airstrikes in the heaviest round of fighting in months.
 Daniel 8:


Although Trump has taken a strong stance against Iran, while staunchly supporting the Persian Gulf nation's regional foes—Saudi Arabia and Israel—the president has appeared reluctant to confront the country militarily. At the same time, the president's critics are increasingly concerned that the U.S. could pursue a military confrontation, which top American officials have consistently said is an option on the table.

"Trump believes that a war with Iran could help him win re-election, if his past comments are any guide. And he recently suggested that, while he wants to end unnecessary wars, he may need to start such a war with Iran," Jamal Abdi, the president of the National Iranian American Council, told Newsweek. "I have little doubt he would put his own interests before his country's, and everything his administration is doing on Iran continues to point in that direction."

A spokesperson for the State Department told Newsweek that "Iran has no credible reason to expand its uranium enrichment program. It is a clear attempt at nuclear extortion that will only deepen its political and economic isolation."
Netanyahu: Israel will never allow Iran to build nuclear weapons

PM responds to Iranian intention to enrich uranium to 5% at Fordow nuclear facility.

November 5, 2019

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemned Iran's announcement that it would begin to enrich uranium to 5% at the Fordow nuclear facility,

"Iran expands its aggression everywhere. It seeks to envelope Israel. It seeks to threaten Israel. It seeks to destroy Israel. We fight back. And I also want to say, given Iran’s efforts to expand its nuclear weapons program, expand its enrichment of uranium for making atomic bombs," Netanyahu said.

"I repeat here once again: We will never let Iran develop nuclear weapons. This is not only for our security and our future; it’s for the future of the Middle East and the world,×´ he added.

“Jerusalem is a united city,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “As long as I have anything to do with it, it will never be divided again. Ever.”

NOVEMBER 3, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is committed to keeping Iran from entrenching itself militarily on its borders and that were it not for Israel, Tehran would already possess nuclear weapons.

“We have one main goal and that is to make sure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons and that its march toward an empire and conquest has stopped,” Netanyahu told a crowd. READ MORE: 
  Satan is getting his gangs together ISIS, etc...

Swedish police alarmed by the rise of Nigerian ‘death cult’ gang kidnapping victims with help of VOODOO MAGIC

31 Oct, 2019

A criminal gang notorious for its brutality is gaining a foothold in major Swedish cities, police have warned. The drug-traffickers and people-smugglers from Nigeria are known for using “black magic” to coerce people into crime.

The ‘Black Axe’ – a group described as nothing but a ‘death cult’ that kills, kidnaps, resolves internal conflicts with machete fights and uses voodoo as an instrument of blackmail – has firmly established itself in Sweden and is now coming to the city of Uppsala in the latest concerning development, local police have said.

“Unfortunately, we see signs of that,” Jale Poljarevius, a local police spokesman told the Swedish SVT broadcaster. So far, it is mostly about drug trafficking and prostitution – yet, the “black magic” footprint of the gang is already clearly visible.

A 179-page lawsuit filed with the Gothenburg District Court says that “the organization is estimated to have sold drugs worth a total of 112 million Swedish Krona ($11.51 million) … amounting to approximately 42 kilograms of cocaine, 50 kilograms of heroin and 40 kilograms of heroin/cocaine mix,” Expressen newspaper reports.
 "I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem."                                                                           Zechariah 12:2
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps: “Death to America! We are the conquerors of Jerusalem! Death to Israel!” Video

October 29, 2019

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech he delivered at a ceremony at the IRGC’s officer training academy that Iran will never give up in its resistance against America, in which he encouraged the youth of Iran to persist. IRGC members, including special forces soldiers belonging to Quds Force, performed rappelling and marching drills for Khamenei.

An IRGC soldier shouted: “Tel Aviv will be destroyed… No remnant of the Saud clan will remain… The Kaaba will be liberated… We respond to your call, oh Khamenei!” Marching soldiers sang: “Death to America! We are the conquerors of Jerusalem and the destroyers of Haifa! Death to Israel!” The ceremony aired on Channel 1 TV (Iran) on October 13 and 14.
"False Prophets" :
Rev Obofour sleeps with ten ladies a day once in a month to sustain his prophetic powers (Video) 
He has been counted among occultist preachers in the country. 
Rev. Obofour of Anointed Palace Chapel who happens to be the most popular Ghanaian man of God for obvious reasons is in the news again . In a video sighted on Ghpage TV, the former occult member revealed that the particular occult group is located in Tema and they engage in all sort of blood sacrifices for power.

He alleged that Reverend Obofour feeds on placenta on the day of the week he was born which he claimed is a normal ritual by the occult members. He continued and alleged that Reverend Obofour have sexual affair with 10 women every month in a day as part of his rituals.
Rev Obofour initially had the calling of God but he could not travail through the hurdles that come with the work of God and have joined an occult group in Ghana to draw disciples for the kingdom of hell.
Philippines hit by Deadly Earthquake in South

29 Oct 2019

The death toll from an earthquake in the southern Philippines has risen to seven, officials said, with many more injured.

The victims included a seven-year-old boy and his 44-year-old father who died after they were struck by a boulder, officials told the Reuters news agency.

Authorities have warned that the death toll could rise further in the days ahead.

 Two horns - Daniel 8:
Upset over the U.S.' latest moves and uncertain about Trump's long-term commitments in the Middle East, Kurdish officials emulated to Newsweek that Iraqi Kurds may look to shore up ties with a new partner—Iran, a sentiment they were not alone in sharing.

"We are waiting for the USA to change its attitude," Shirwan Mirza, an Iraqi Kurdish member of parliament affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), told Newsweek, adding that, if it did not, "then we are obliged to look for another friend in this area." Asked if this could include neighboring Iran, Mirza responded, "That is right." 
An arrangement between Iraqi Kurds and Iran would likely prove even more troubling to the current U.S. strategy, which has sought to force adversaries into political submission via sanctions and diplomatic isolation. 
The U.S.' unilateral exit and subsequent sanctions against Iran have led to increased unrest in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and the Persian Gulf region. Though Iran has largely acted in Iraq through various, mostly Shiite Muslim militias that have troubled ties to Kurdish forces, a possible realignment has been some time in the making, predating even the recent U.S. exit from Syria. 
 Showdown Coming:

Security and Defense: From rocky to explosive?
October 25, 2019
 After the Islamic Republic’s September violation of the nuclear deal, there was speculation that Iran would finally up its uranium enrichment to the 20% level.

Many top experts say that this would be a game changer. Enrichment to the 20% level could cut Tehran’s timeline to a nuclear bomb from 12 months to six months. That kind of a moving of the goalposts would likely lead to at least getting preemptive strike options ready.

Another major escalation that could cut the timeline all the way down to six months would be if Iran were to reinstall and start operating most of its IR-2m centrifuges for enriching uranium. Its standard IR-1 centrifuges are much less efficient.
More Daniel 8:
Israel said bracing for direct cruise missile or drone attack by Iran

Security cabinet to meet next week as army radio cites sources saying tehran may respond to strikes against its regional proxies attributed to israel

October 23, 2019

Israel is readying for a direct cruise missile or drone strike by tehran in response to recent attacks on iranian regional proxies which have been attributed to the jewish state, army radio reported tuesday evening. on october 6, its members gathered amid cryptic warnings by israeli leaders of a growing security threat from iran. that meeting lasted for nearly six hours.

Gunlike ballistic missiles, which usually fly through a high arc on the way to the target, cruise missiles and drones fly at low altitude, making them harder to detect. the report cited anonymous “israeli sources,” who said the idf was already on high alert for the possibility and that the security cabinet will convene for an “unplanned” meeting next tuesday against a backdrop of tensions with the islamic republic.

 Daniel 8:

Pompeo assures israel that US focus stays on iran 'threat'

October 18, 2019

Secretary of state mike pompeo underscored u.s.-israeli efforts to counter iran in talks with prime minister benjamin netanyahu on friday, in an apparent attempt to ease israeli concerns that tehran could exploit a u.s. military pullback in syria.

Pompeo said he and netanyahu discussed “all the efforts we’ve made to push back against the threat not only to israel but to the region and the world from the islamic republic of iran”.

“We shared our ideas about how we can ensure middle east stability together, and how we would further our efforts to jointly combat all the challenges that the world confronts here in the middle east,” pompeo told reporters. he added that u.s. forces would closely monitor the iraqi-syrian border, through which israel believes iran smuggles weapons into syria and to the iran-backed hezbollah movement.

“we know this is a corner where iran has attempted to move weapon systems across into syria, into lebanon, that threaten israel and we are going to do everything we can to make sure we have the capacity to identify those so that we can collectively respond appropriately,” he told the post.
 Two horns - larger comes up last:

Widespread presence of Iranian regime's IRGC Quds force in iraq


the iraqi people's uprising has once again drawn attention to the iranian regime's level of influence over the regime currently in power in iraq.

according to specific information obtained by the people's mojahedin organization of iran (pmoi, mujahedin-e khalq or mek) from within the iranian regime, the regime's embassy and consulates in baghdad, basra, karbala and najaf are under the control of the islamic revolutionary guards corps (irgc) and its quds force.

large numbers of irgc commanders are stationed in these centers, and from there they control the departments and groups affiliated to the regime, including hashd al-shaabi.

in addition to the unusually large number of the regime's armed forces personnel, a large number of the officials of the iranian regime's ministry of intelligence and security (mois) are based in the regime's embassy and consulates. they work closely with irgc commanders.

there are currently nine military attachés in the regime's embassy in iraq, all of them members of the quds force. irgc brigadier general mostafa moradian leads the military attachés at the embassy. irgc brigadier general ali-mohammad rezai is his second-in-command. irgc colonel ruhollah bakhshizadeh and irgc colonel hassan ashireh are among the military attachés. one of the nine military attachés is the bureau chief of the regime's news agency in iraq.
 Hated by all nations for my name's sake:
69 people rescued from chains, cages and torture at christian ministry in trinidad, police say

October 10, 2019

Some 69 people were rescued wednesday from a life of chains, cages and torture at a christian ministry in the twin island nation of trinidad & tobago in a case local police describe as “slavery” in the largest human trafficking ring in the country.

Police announced that they rescued 65 men and four women from the transformed life ministry rehabilitation centre in arouca, trinidad, during a sting operation wednesday morning. the victims were ranged in ages from 20 to their 60s and most of them were found “in cages and some handcuffs.”

It was still unclear thursday how the victims were being used for profit but griffiths said the “barbaric” scene they encountered at the ministry showed evidence that the victims were being tortured.

"per­sons are seen in cages, hand­cuffed ... per­sons were be­ing tor­tured. we saw tasers and ba­tons ... and again this is a sit­u­a­tion of vir­tu­al mod­ern day slav­ery,” he said.
 Netanyahu said pushing nis 1b air defense plan to counter Iran

Project would specifically focus on threat of cruise missiles; much of the budget approval will have to wait until next government is sworn in

6 October 2019

On Sunday, the high-level security cabinet convened for the first time in two months, amid cryptic warnings by israeli leaders in recent days of a growing security threat from iran. the meeting began in the late afternoon and continued for nearly six hours.

the discussions are based on concerns that iran, emboldened by a recent string of attacks that drew no military response from the west or its middle eastern foes, could set its sights on attacking israel, channel 12 reported.
 "Come out of her my people":

Israelis sacrifice chickens to atone for their sins - watch

Kapparot involves the transfer of one's sins to something outside oneself in a short but elaborate process.

October 7, 2019

A day before the jewish day of atonement, yom kippur, thousands of jews in israel ask for forgiveness from others and from god.

A common practice is to perform kapparot, whereby one transfers his sins to something outside his or herself. the process is short but elaborate. then, it is customary for a man to swing in a circle three times a rooster around his head – and a woman to swing a hen around hers – while reciting a prayer: “this is my exchange, this is my substitute, this is my expiation. this chicken shall go to death and i shall proceed to a good, long life and peace.”

The chicken is then slaughter and is generally donated to the poor.

in the most orthodox neighborhoods of israel, it remains common to use roosters and hens for kapparot, while in most circles, fowl has today been replaced by giving money to charity.

the environmental protection ministry called on the public this year to refrain from swinging live chickens over their heads.

 “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” (matthew 24:6)
 'nothing will be left of israel': iran says it now has the power to wipe israel 'off the map'


the commander of iran's revolutionary guard corps said on monday that iran now has the capability to destroy israel.

major general hossein salami called israel a "sinister regime" that "must be wiped off the map," according to the revolutionary guard's news site. "this is no longer... a dream (but) it is an achievable goal," he said.

"iran has encircled israel from all four sides," nilforoushan said on saturday in an interview with the iranian news agency tasnim.

iran is under immense economic and political pressure amid increased tension with the west. iran also frequently targets the united states' closest middle east ally, israel, with threats of complete destruction.

pakistan's kashmir president says there's now 'a state of war' with india, warns nuclear fight would change the world

september 30, 2019

the head of pakistan-administered kashmir has warned that a deteriorating security situation along and across the disputed border with india had the potential to escalate into a nuclear conflict that could reshape the world as we know it.

the contested territory of kashmir, split with a de facto border between india's jammu and kashmir and pakistan's azad jammu and kashmir, has been the subject of countless deadly skirmishes and several all-out wars between the two neighboring rivals and islamabad has reacted with outrage to New delhi's decision nearly months ago to unilaterally remove the special status afforded to india's only majority-muslim region there. speaking to newsweek, azad kashmir president masood khan described the situation on the frontier as "volatile."

"We have beefed up security, we remain vigilant," khan said, arguing that "india with its aggressive and aggravating steps has pushed the region to the brink of war."

"We are in a state of war right now, but the situation could escalate even further," he added. "any military exchange will not remain limited, it can and we fear it would escalate to the nuclear level, that is tantamount to nuclear armageddon."


China to show off super-nuke tuesday that could strike the u.s. in 30 minutes


in a show of might and power, china has made plans to publicly unveil its nuclear missile that travels mach 10 and can strike the united states within 30 minutes. the super-nuke with 10 separate warheads is scheduled to be paraded through beijing on tuesday while most of america sleeps.

among the weapons and pageantry will be the dongfeng-41 nuclear weapon that is blazing fast, multi-faceted and the centerpiece of china's declaration as a tablesitter in the world's nuclear arms race. it is described as the most-lengthy intercontinental ballistic missile on the globe.

reports indicate the "super-nuke" contains up to 10 separate warheads, can travel 25 times the speed of sound—or roughly 7,600 mph—and can be launched from either a hidden silo or from the back of a truck. in addition, it supposedly has a range anywhere from 7,500-9,000 miles, and it has penetration sensors built into it that confuse detectors from defense missiles from other countries, mainly the united states.

after the great horn wins the battle:
saudi arabia's mbs: war with iran would collapse global economy

mohammed bin salman blames tehran for attacks on saudi oil fields but says he prefers peaceful solution to crisis.

30 september 2019

saudi arabia's crown prince warned in an interview aired on sunday that a military confrontation with iran would collapse the global economy, adding that he would prefer a political and peaceful solution to a military one.

crown prince mohammed bin salman told the us-based cbs programme 60 minutes that crude prices could spike to "unimaginably high numbers" in case of an armed conflict.

"the region represents about 30 percent of the world's energy supplies, about 20 percent of global trade passages, about four percent of the world gdp (gross domestic product)," the crown prince, also known as mbs, said.

"imagine all of these three things stop. this means a total collapse of the global economy, and not just saudi arabia or the middle east countries."

 the prophecy concerning israel and iran:
 iran guards chief: destroying israel now not a dream but an ‘achievable goal’

in claim prominently reported in iran, major general hossein salami declares tehran able to annihilate ‘the impostor zionist regime’

30 september 2019

the commander of iran’s elite islamic revolutionary guard corps said on monday that destroying israel was now an “achievable goal.”

four decades on from iran’s islamic revolution, “we have managed to obtain the capacity to destroy the impostor zionist regime,” major general hossein salami was quoted.

salami’s comments monday came two days after abbas nilforoushan, the deputy commander of operations of the irgc, threatened that if israel attacks iran, it will have to collect “bits and pieces” of tel aviv from the mediterranean sea.

“iran has encircled israel from all four sides. nothing will be left of israel,” said nilforoushan in an interview with the iranian news agency tasnim on saturday.
“israel is not in a position to threaten iran. we will not let the enemies to face us at our borders. we will quickly drag the war to the bases and interests of the enemies anywhere they may happen to be,” he warned.
 the ram is "pushing":

saudi arabia at u.n.: we’ll stop at nothing to defend against iran

u.s. president donald trump said on friday that he believed his military restraint so far showed "strength," as he instead imposed another round of economic sanctions on tehran.

september 29, 2019

saudi arabia warned that it would take all actions necessary to defend itself against iran, as it called on the international community to unite against tehran’s aggression.

“my country, the land of the two holy mosques... has never promoted war, but it will stop at nothing to defend its holy sites and its sovereignty,” saudi foreign minister ibrahim abdulaziz al-assaf told the un general assembly on thursday.

such an attack has consequences that reach far beyond saudi arabia, he added, saying that iran constitutes “a significant threat to global oil supplies.”

the islamic republic is ruled by a “rogue and terror regime” that has jeopardized world energy supplies and the world’s economy,” assaf said.

all nations must stand up against iran, particularly by imposing sanctions upon it. the “recent attacks are a real test of the international community’s will” to take “moral and historic responsibility,” the foreign minister said. “this bloodthirsty regime is no longer only menacing the people of the region... it is menacing the whole world.”
 two horns – the larger  one comes up last:

iraq’s relentless subjugation by iran

september 28, 2019

iraq’s fast track descent into becoming a puppet province of its big neighbor iran continues apace. last week, the iranian regime’s state-run news agency irna, reported that dr. adel abdul-mahdi, iraq’s prime minister, had said: “it is not only some states, but many enemies like the pmoi (mek) which have an interest in attacking hashd-al-shaabi.”

hashd-al-shaabi is financed and run by the islamic revolutionary guards corps (irgc), the iranian mullahs’ gestapo. it forms a key part of the ‘so-called’ popular mobilization units inside iraq. they were created from a variety of ruthless shi’ia militias by the terrorist irgc and its despotic leader general qasem soleimani in the wake of the isis invasion of iraq.

under the guise of helping the americans and british in their fight to oust isis from iraq, the iranian regime conducted a merciless policy of genocide against iraq’s sunni population, overseeing the almost complete destruction of the ancient cities of fallujah, ramadi and mosul in the process and killing tens of thousands of innocent sunni iraqis.

two thousand five hundred years ago, lao tzu, the legendary chinese philosopher, said: “if you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” his words may accurately describe the spiraling decline of iraq. after more than a decade of venal corruption and misrule by nouri al-maliki and then haider al-abadi, the iranian mullahs have staked their claim on iraq.
daniel 8:
iranian commander: if israel attacks, nothing will be left of it

senior iranian commander warns israel against attacking his country.

september 29, 2019

a senior iranian commander is again threatening israel, warning that "if israel makes a strategic mistake, it has to collect bits and pieces of tel aviv from the lower depths of the mediterranean sea."

"iranian armed forces do not play according to the rules in their strategic depth which is as wide as west asia," said the commander, claiming that in the area of military power, iran has reached a balance of power with its enemies.

asked about his views on threats israel can pose against iran, nilforoushan replied, "israel is not in a position to threaten iran. iran has encircled israel from all four sides."

he asserted that after a conflict with iran, "nothing will be left of israel."
 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

strong earthquake strikes indonesia, killing at least 20

the epicenter of the 6.5-magnitude earthquake was about 23 miles from ambon, the capital of maluku province.

september 26, 2019

a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the remote maluku islands in eastern indonesia on thursday morning, killing at least 20 people.

indonesian officials said the quake, which was detected at 8:46 a.m. local time, did not present the threat of a tsunami. but it was classified as a “strong” earthquake in ambon, a city of more than 300,000 people and the capital of maluku province. the united states geological survey said the epicenter was about 23 miles northeast of ambon.

at least 20 people were killed in the quake, the authorities said, including a man who was killed when a building partially collapsed at an islamic university in ambon, according to reuters. more than 100 people were reported injured in the quake, and the authorities said about 2,000 had been displaced from their homes.

 they will call evil "good":
satanic drag queens are after your children

september 26, 2019

satanist drag queens are after the children of a small suburb of austin, texas and they will do anything to destroy people who stand in their way. two christian cedar park city council members, tim kelly and dorian chavez, decided to take a stand against a drag queen story hour (dqsh) hosted at the leander public library. as a result of their decision to peacefully pray in protest of a pedophilic and misogynistic story hour, they have been harassed, threatened, doxxed, and a petition is circulating to have them removed from the city council.

the local satanic church and witch coven are actively casting spells and hexes on good christian men who made a stand for the dignity and safety of women and children. they are holding black masses in the city park in order to intimidate anyone who dares to speak out against them. all that is missing is for them to be wearing white hoods and burning crosses in order to stop anyone from speaking out against their womanface and promotion of pedophilia.

long gone are the caricatures of drag queens as clownishly quaint entertainment for a sub-group of a sub-group of sexually-isolated fetish followers. nowadays, they want, nay, they demand, that you openly declare your support for their desires, which is focused, like a laser-beam, on your children.
 daniel 8:
saudi fm: iranian attack 'cannot go unanswered'
saudi arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs says there must be consequences for attack on his country's oil facilities.

september 26, 2019

saudi arabia is in consultation “with friends and allies about the next steps to take” after a september 14 attack on its oil facilities, but is waiting for the findings of an investigation, saudi arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs adel al-jubeir told reporters on wednesday, according to reuters.

“this cannot go unanswered, there has to be consequences for iran for what they did,” jubeir was quoted as having told a united against nuclear iran conference.

the attack on the heartland of saudi arabia’s oil industry damaged the world’s biggest petroleum-processing facility and knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply.

 "then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been. they called out in a loud voice, "how long, sovereign lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?"
how can there be a greater tribulation to this family?

india: christian woman hacked to death with ax in front of 3-year-old daughter

a christian man in india says his relatives became so enraged that he converted to christianity that they murdered his wife with an ax and attempted to kill his 3-year-old daughter.

rohit oraon, a 25-year-old from the remote village of lukujhariya in eastern india, told morning star news that his family disapproved of his marriage to parvati devi, a woman who belonged to a lower-caste, and they began treating him as an outcast. the isolation and abuse he endured drove him toward christians, where he felt accepted, he said.

the couple converted to christianity in 2017, causing even more criticism. "my relatives were shocked at my prosperity. they hated to see me flourish in my job,” rohit said. “an outcast, without family support, expelled from the village family with no one to help and support me, how could i be so happy and contented?”

on the evening of aug. 27, the tension escalated. with the excuse that his home lights bothered neighbors, rohit’s brother, bandhan ram oraon, entered his home with an ax, followed by his father, uncles, and cousins. “right in from of my eyes, i saw bandhan hit parvati with the ax, and i saw her dying helplessly,” he said. “i escaped from bijla’s hands, but there was no use of going to parvati because i could see that she was dead already. i escaped and hid behind a bush.”

“after they killed my wife, they called for all the christians to come out, saying, ‘we will get rid of all of you, once and for all,’” he added.
 someone will sit in a temple someday in jerusalem:
the third temple is coming, and now you can watch what it’s going to look like

september 20, 2019

the third temple will look similar to the first 2 temples. it will be in the exact same location in jerusalem. it will be very large – around 10 stories high, with a wide open courtyard. there will be many sounds, aromas, and beautiful things to see inside of the temple. these are all in order to arouse the senses towards a lofty mindset.

the temple was and will be on the earth. but it is really a “home” for god on the earth. so, it is a kind of half worldly and half-other worldly place of worship for the jewish people. most of the work in the temple is performed by the priests and levites.
another earthquake:
 5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes albania, injures 105 fleeing cracking homes

september 22, 2019

a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in albania injured more than 100 people trying to escape their cracking homes as scores of aftershocks shook the country’s western coast on saturday.

officials described the quake as the most powerful to strike the country in the last 30 years, according to the outlet. more than 100 aftershocks have since rattled the region.
 the goat from the west and iran (persia):
iran asks west to leave persian gulf


iran’s president called sunday on western powers to leave the security of the persian gulf to regional nations led by tehran, criticizing a new u.s.-led coalition patrolling the region’s waterways as nationwide parades showcased the islamic republic’s military arsenal.

“those who want to link the region’s incidents to the islamic republic of iran are lying like their past lies that have been revealed,” the iranian president said. “if they are truthful and really seek security in the region, they must not send weapons, fighter jets, bombs and dangerous arms to the region.”

rouhani added that the u.s. and western nations should “distance” themselves from the region.

“your presence has always been a calamity for this region and the farther you go from our region and our nations, the more security would come for our region,” he said.

 wars and rumors of war:
saudi arabia vows to take action after attacks, as iran warns of retaliation across middle east to any strikes


saudi arabia has vowed to take new measures in response to recent attacks against its oil facilities, while iran warned any strikes against the islamic republic will be met with a regional retaliation.

saudi king salman referred to recent attacks on the abqaiq oil-processing facility and the nearby khurais oil field as a serious escalation and a major threat to regional security and stability, as well as oil supplies in the world market. he also promised to take appropriate action on behalf of saudi arabia when the investigation to identify the culprit is complete.

with tehran repeatedly denying any role in the attacks, ayatollah ali khamenei's military adviser issued a new warning friday.

"the iranian nation has become an invincible regional power in west asia. if the americans think of any conspiracy, we will respond from the mediterranean to the red sea to the indian ocean."

 daniel 8: it's front and center
 pentagon to present trump several military options on iran: report


the pentagon on friday will reportedly present president trump with a range of military options on iran after the u.s. officials have blamed the country for an attack on saudi arabia's oil supply.

sources familiar with the plan told the associated press that the defense department will reportedly give trump a list of options including airstrike targets inside iran. he will also reportedly be warned that military action against the country could turn into a war.

the ap reported that the u.s. response to iran could include political, economic or military actions.

“it is my job to provide military options to the president should he decide to respond with military force,” gen. joseph dunford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, told reporters earlier this week.
 exclusive: zarif threatens 'all-out war' in case of military strike on iran

september 19, 2019

iran's foreign minister has raised the specter of "all-out war" in the event of us or saudi military strikes and that saudi arabia would have to fight "to the last american soldier."

at a news conference on wednesday, saudi ministry of defense spokesman turki al-malki said weapons that missed their targets were found to be iranian-made. he also said that investigations revealed that the drones and missiles were likely launched from the north of the kingdom, and not from the direction of yemen, which lies southwest of the country.

war drums have become louder since the attack. us president donald trump has called on pentagon officials to plan potential responses. he tweeted that the us was "locked and loaded" but was waiting for saudi arabia's rulers to decide on a path forward.

us secretary of state mike pompeo, who was the first official to name iran as the culprit, is in the persian gulf visiting saudi and emirati leaders. asked what the consequence of a us or saudi military strike on iran would be, zarif said: "all-out war."

watch news clip:
 wars and rumors of war:
 pakistan warns india's kashmir move could lead to 'nuclear war' if world does not act


a member of prime minister imran khan's cabinet has warned that, if left unchecked by the international community, the fallout of india's controversial move in kashmir could lead to a nuclear conflict between the two longtime rivals.

kashmir has been the subject of three out of four major wars between india and pakistan since their 1947 partition at the hands of their former colonizer, the united kingdom. asked if he was concerned that another major conflict could erupt between the neighbors as the situation in india-administered kashmir deteriorated, bukhari said, "absolutely."

"we're extremely concerned that this could snowball into a nuclear war, you have two nuclear countries," bukhari told newsweek. "we're extremely worried about an escalation."

two horns on the ram - daniel 8:
 iraqi shiite militia leader abu alaa al-walai: if u.s.-iran war breaks out, we will fight alongside iran
abu alaa al-walai, the secretary-general of the iraqi shiite militia kata'ib sayyid al-shuhada, said in an august 28, 2019 interview on dijlah tv (iraq) that the "easiest" thing to do in retaliation against israel for drone strikes it has reportedly carried out in iraq is to send similarly-equipped drones to bomb israel's embassy and its military bases.

he also said that kata'ib sayyid al-shuhada would fight alongside iran if a u.s.-iran war broke out. he said: "if fighting broke out between satan and america, i would stand with satan, because america is the greater satan." in addition, al-walai said that all of the americans in iraq would become hostages of the islamic resistance if a u.s.-iran war breaks out.

 daniel 8: in the crosshairs
iran warns of retaliation against us actions as trump asks for increased sanctions amid saudi tensions

september 18, 2019

iran on wednesday warned that it would "immediately" retaliate against the united states if tehran is targeted over a crippling weekend attack on saudi oil facilities.

the threat, which was sent via the swiss embassy in tehran, also condemned remarks made by secretary of state mike pompeo and other high-ranking u.s. officials suggesting iran was behind the move.

the warning came shortly before president trump tweeted that he had ordered treasury secretary steven mnuchin to “substantially increase sanctions” imposed on iran, amid escalating tensions between the two countries.

meanwhile, saudi officials alleged on wednesday that iranian cruise missiles and drones were behind the attack on sunday, showing journalists remains of the weapons. however, they stopped short of directly accusing iran of launching the assault.

saudi military spokesman col. turki al-malki said the attack "came from the north," without saying specifically where it originated. iraq and iran are to the north of saudi arabia across the persian gulf.

 u.s. mulls military action against iran after attack on saudi arabia

us president donald trump was briefed on a series of military options against the islamic republic and requested that more be offered.

september 18, 2019

the us is considering a possible retaliatory action against iran following a sunday attack on oil factories in saudi arabia, nbc news reported on tuesday.

the iranian-backed houthi movement in yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but saudi arabia and the us claim that iran carried out the attack from iranian territory and that they have evidence to back their claim. saudi arabia has been taking an active role in the yemeni civil war since it broke out in 2015. iran is widely seen as a backer of the houthi.

us president donald trump was offered a range of actions that america might take, from a cyberattack on iranian targets to a strike on iranian oil factories, and requested to be presented with more options. another option might include a saudi strike against iran, backed and aided by the us – in intelligence for example – but not carried out by us forces.
 what prompted iran's massive attack on saudi oil industry?

what's behind the massive attack by iranian-backed forces on saudi arabia's oil industry?

september 16, 2019

iran just launched a massive attack on saudi arabia’s oil industry, which disrupted five percent of the world’s oil supply.

although iran denies any involvement in the attack with explosives-loaded drones and cruise missiles which was claimed by the iranian proxy ansar allah (houthi) militia in yemen, american officials say the attack was carried out from iraqi soil by the al-hashd al-sha’abi umbrella organization of predominantly shiite militias.

al-hashd al-sha’abi was founded by iranian-backed shiite militias in iraq to fight islamic state but recently the organization has expanded its operations and is now carrying out missions in syria and saudi arabia.

for this reason, the israeli military earlier this year decided to target al-hashd al-sha’abi and uses drones to disrupt the supply of sophisticated iranian weapons to iraq.

china urges caution after u.s. blames iran for saudi attack

sep 16th 2019

china's foreign ministry said on monday it was irresponsible to blame anyone for an attack on saudi arabia's oil facilities without conclusive facts, striking a cautious note after the united states blamed iran.

yemen's iran-aligned houthi group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo said there was no evidence the attack came from yemen.

u.s. president donald trump said on sunday the united states was "locked and loaded" for a potential response to the attack.

a senior u.s. official told reporters that evidence from the attack, which hit the world's biggest oil-processing facility, indicated iran was behind it. iran has denied this.

"we call on relevant parties avoid taking actions that bring about an escalation in regional tensions. we hope all sides can restrain themselves and can jointly safeguard the peace and stability of the middle east."
 “beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing”:

leaders of california ministry charged with forced labor

sep 11th 2019

a dozen leaders of a california-based ministry were arrested tuesday on charges that they used homeless people as forced labor, holding them in locked group homes and forcing them to panhandle up to nine hours a day, six days a week, u.s. prosecutors said.

the former pastor of imperial valley ministries, victor gonzalez, and the others were arrested in san diego, el centro near the southern california border with mexico and brownsville, texas. they face charges of conspiracy, forced labor, document servitude and benefits fraud.

the el centro-based ministry has about 30 affiliate church throughout the united states and mexico and runs five group homes in southern california, authorities said.
daniel 8 : iran, iraq, and the west
iran says it can resume 20% uranium enrichment in days if no economic relief

tehran has threatened to further step back from 2015 nuclear deal if negotiations with europe yield no results

september 4, 2019

on tuesday, iranian president hassan rouhani warned that the islamic republic was ready to further reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal “in the coming days” if the negotiations with the remaining parties to the deal yielded no results by thursday.

“if the islamic republic of iran decides, it can have 20% enriched fuel within one to two days,” he said.

iran said to be building large military base on iraq-syria border

new military facility seen in israeli satellite images features five weapons storerooms and will be able to house thousands of soldiers

sept 3, 2019

iran is construction a new military facility in syria that can house thousands of soldiers, according to a tuesday fox news report.

quoting western intelligence sources, the us cable network said the base is located near the syria-iraq border, and its construction is being overseen by the quds force, the overseas branch of iran’s elite islamic revolutionary guard corps.

satellite photos of the base, known as the imam ali compound, showed what appeared to be five recently constructed buildings that can store precision-guided missiles, according to imagesat international.


iran's allies want u.s. out of iraq now, threaten to fight back against israel


iran's regional partners have threatened to respond to suspected israeli strikes across some four middle eastern countries by expelling u.s. forces from iraq and striking israel from lebanon.

a number of regional actors have responded with outrage after a weekend in which israel claimed two strikes in syria and the palestinian-administered gaza strip and was blamed for additional attacks in lebanon and iraq. in each case, the targets were forces supported by iran, which israel has accused of using its partnered movements to set up forward bases capable of targeting it from across the middle east.

"while we reserve the right to respond to these zionist attacks, we hold the international coalition, particularly the united states, fully responsible for this aggression, which we consider a declaration of war on iraq and its people,"

the coming prophetic showdown:

israeli jets strike in syria to thwart attack by iranian ‘killer drones’

army says it carried out airstrikes near damascus to foil ‘imminent’ irgc plot to hit sites inside israel with uavs armed with explosives; syria claims it downed israeli missiles


israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes in syria to thwart a planned attack on israel by iran-backed fighters using armed drones, the israel defense forces said saturday night.

the israeli military said its strike late saturday targeted operatives from iran’s islamic revolutionary guard corps’ quds force as well as shiite militias who had been planning on sending “kamikaze” attack drones into israel armed with explosives.

following the strikes, several military intelligence units, air force squadrons and air defense units were put on high alert. additional air defenses batteries were deployed to northern israel as a precautionary measure. “the threat was significant and these killer drones were capable of striking targets with significant capacity.”

two horned ram – daniel 8

iraq battles aircraft after strikes blamed on israel and u.s. against iran allies


iraq's paramilitary forces opened fire on a spy aircraft near the capital shortly after vowing to defend the skies from foreign foes in the wake of recent strikes blamed on israel and the united states.

in a video posted thursday by the media wing of al-hashd al-shaabi, or popular mobilization forces, an iraqi state-sponsored group of militias with ties to iran, fighters of the 12th brigade can be seen shooting an anti-aircraft gun at what was said to be "a reconnaissance aircraft flying over the headquarters of the brigade in the baghdad belts" that connect the capital to the suburbs.

iranian defense minister amir hatami emphasized during a meeting earlier this week with iraqi interior minister yassin taher al-yasiri that "we consider iraq's security to be our own security and we strive for iraq's stability and security as much as our own."

 two horns  - daniel 8:
 iranian-backed militia: u.s. allowed israeli aircraft to attack iraqi bases
western sources: strikes are "vital to ensure israeli security"

august 21, 2019

according to western sources, moscow and washington have agreed that israel’s strikes in iraq and syria are “vital to ensure israeli security” and that israel should be allowed to continue tracking iranian activity in syria and iraq, and strike iranian targets that could pose a threat to israel, such as long-range and precision missiles.
on tuesday, explosions rocked an arms depot belonging to the popular mobilization forces (pmf) near balad air base some 80 km. north of the iraqi capital baghdad.

the pmf – militias incorporated into iraq’s security apparatus in 2016 to fight against islamic state along with iraqi and kurdish forces – are directly financed and equipped by iran. according to a report from al arabiya, the target of the strikes were missiles which had been recently transferred to iraq. sky news arabia reported that at least 50 missiles were destroyed in the strike.

last week, a strike targeted another munitions depot southwest of baghdad that belonged to iranian-backed shi’ite militias, killing one civilian and injuring 13 others.

the ram vs the west:
 rouhani warns pressure on iran will cause global insecurity

the president added that the islamic republic had "chosen the right path" in reducing commitments to the nuclear deal and that iran's patience "has a limit."

august 21, 2019

in a government meeting on wednesday attended by iranian president hassan rouhani and supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei, the islamic republic leaders warned both foreign nations and their own people of the consequences of us sanctions on the state, according to fars news.

"the world powers know that if the oil boycott is fully sanctioned and iran's oil exports are reduced to zero, international waterways cannot have their former security," added rouhani. "unilateral pressure on iran cannot be in their favor and does not guarantee their security in the region and the world."

"even under non-sanctioned conditions, the control of the oil market, including pricing and purchasing, is in the hands of the world's major consumers, the western countries, who can put pressure on producers based on their own interests and political orientations."

 daniel 8: the aggressive ram
 analysis - turkey and iran exacerbating crisis in syria and iraq

turkey supporting islamists in syria as iran furthers takeover of war-torn country.


“turkish intelligence and military personnel as helping to facilitate a resurgence of is to essentially work as proxies to attack kurdish positions and pressure the west and regional actors into supporting turkish interests in syria,” breitbart reported.

turkey has allowed thousands of islamic state jihadists to return to syria where they are working to re-establish the caliphate. the iranians, meanwhile, are continuing their quest to take-over syria.

iran-founded and backed shiite militias are taking part in the battle for control over idlib and hezbollah is taking-over the border with israel on the syrian golan heights.

the iranians are also reinforcing their forces in eastern syria where the al-quds force of the iranian revolutionary guards corps (irgc) is building a huge base near the border town of al-bukamal on the iraqi border.

the al-quds force earlier built a new border crossing in al-bukamal which is part of the so-called land bridge stretching from the iranian border in the nineveh province in iraq to the syrian golan heights.

israel is already for a long time trying to prevent the iranian entrenchment in syria and iraq and reportedly has widened its actions against the iranian axis to iraq.

 wars and rumors of war:
 un official warns of risk of major confrontation in middle east

21st august 2019

the un security council has been briefed on the escalating hostilities in the middle east.

describing the situation in the middle east as "troubling and complex", and characterized by protracted conflicts and geopolitical tensions, ms. viotti referred specifically to the series of recent incidents in the strait of hormuz in the persian gulf, which include the diversion of a british-flagged oil tanker by iran, the destruction of both u.s. and iranian drones, and the uk decision to provide a naval escort for tankers.

tensions in the strait have been raised to dangerous levels, she said, adding that the rights and duties related to navigation must be respected in accordance with international law.
"i am going to make jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. judah will be besieged as well as jerusalem. on that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, i will make jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. all who try to move it will injure themselves.” zechariah 12:2-3

jordan parliament calls for expelling israeli envoy

jordanian foreign minister told parliament jordan’s 'unwavering position' remains that 'jerusalem is a redline'

august 19, 2019

in yet another sign of mounting tensions, jordanian members of parliament and blocs renewed their recommendation on monday that the kingdom expel the israeli ambassador in amman to protest israeli “violations” against the al-aqsa mosque compound in jerusalem.

the parliament endorsed the recommendations and said it rejects any attempt to divide the al-aqsa mosque compound in time and space between muslim and jewish worshipers. the parliament also stressed the importance of maintaining jordan’s historical custodianship over islamic and christian holy sites in jerusalem, and urged the government to recall the jordanian ambassador to israel and halt “all forms of normalization” with israel.

safadi told parliament that jordan’s “unwavering position” remains that “jerusalem is a redline.” he said that the “protection of islamic and christian holy sites in occupied jerusalem is a responsibility” of jordan in its capacity as custodian of holy sites in the city.

jordan, he said, “will do its utmost to protect the holy sites and face the futile israeli actions targeting them. we condemn the israeli occupation authorities’ provocative practices and ongoing violation of international law, as well as their attempts change the historical and legal situation in occupied jerusalem and its holy sites.”

safadi warned that israel’s actions will “aggravate the conflict, increase tensions and lead to an explosion, thus threatening international peace and security.”
 daniel 8 - showdown coming:
iranian supertanker that us tried to seize - now heading toward greece

august 19, 2019

an iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the u.s. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization has left gibraltar and was heading monday east into the mediterranean sea, with its next destination reported to be greece.

the vessel left gibraltar late on sunday after having been detained for a month in the british overseas territory for allegedly attempting to breach european union sanctions on syria. gibraltar authorities rejected attempts by the u.s. to seize the oil tanker again, arguing that eu regulations are less strict than u.s. sanctions on iran.

gibraltar said it had been assured by iran that the tanker wouldn't unload its cargo in syria. really?

 "when he opened the fifth seal, i saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of god and the testimony they had maintained. they called out in a loud voice, "how long, sovereign lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?" then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been." rev 6:9-11
the extinction of christians in the middle east

august 18, 2019

convert, pay or die. five years ago, that was the "choice" the islamic state (isis) gave to christians in mosul, then iraq's third-largest city: either embrace islam, submit to a religious tax or face the sword. isis then marked christian houses with the arabic letter Ù† (n), the first letter of the arabic word "nasrani" ("nazarene," or "christian") . christians could often take no more than the clothes on their back and flee a city that had been home to christians for 1,700 years.

two years ago, isis was defeated in mosul and its caliphate crushed. the extremists, however, had succeeded in "cleansing" the christians. before the rise of isis, there were more than 15,000 christians there. in july 2019, the catholic charity, aid to the church in need, disclosed that only about 40 christians have come back.

christian, yousef (the name has been changed), who fled in the night of august 6, 2014, just before isis arrived. "it was a real exodus", yousef said.

"the road was black with people, i did not see either the beginning or the end of this procession. there were children were crying, families dragging small suitcases. old men were on the shoulders of their sons. people were thirsty, it was very hot. we have lost all that we have built for life and nobody fought for us".

"we are on the precipice of catastrophe, and unless we act soon, within weeks, the tiny remnants of christian communities in iraq may be mostly eradicated by the genocide being committed against christians in iraq and syria".

 iran warns u.s. and allies' arms sales could 'blow up' middle east


iran has criticized the massive amount of weapons sold by the united states and its partners to their middle eastern allies, warning such arms sales were destabilizing the region.

iranian foreign minister mohammad javad zarif argued on monday that the u.s. "sold $50 billion of weapons to this region" last year.

"now, if you are talking about threats coming countries in the region, the threats are coming from the u.s. and its western allies who are pouring weapons in the region, making it a tinderbox ready to blow up," he added.
at the southern tip of the red sea, iran poses a direct threat to israel
shaul chorev, an ex-rear admiral who led israel’s atomic energy commission,  sounds a maritime alert

august 12, 2019

as iran seeks to intimidate its way out of us-led economic sanctions, including by seizing tankers in the strait of hormuz, a top israeli expert has warned that israel would be immensely vulnerable if tehran extends this tactic to a second strategic waterway.

last august, yemen’s iran-aligned houthi rebels attacked two saudi oil tankers in the bab al-mandab strait at the southern entrance to the red sea. that incident prompted prime minister benjamin netanyahu to directly warn iran against seeking to block the strait, and promise that israel and a “determined international coalition” would prevent this.

iran says, saudi arabia is my enemy. iraq was my enemy. i have russia to the north. i am a regional power. i can’t afford not to be a nuclear power. so saudi arabia and egypt say, if we see iran go nuclear, we will too.
 iran’s navy chief warns any israeli presence in gulf could ‘spark war’

remark follows reports israel taking part in us-led mission to secure western vessels in strait of hormuz, where iran has seized several tankers

august 12, 2019

the commander of the iranian revolutionary guard’s navy, alireza tangsiri, warned sunday that “any illegitimate presence by the zionists in the waters of the persian gulf could spark a war.”

his remark followed reports on israel potentially taking part in a us-led international mission to secure western vessels crossing the strait of hormuz, after iran seized several oil tankers, amid escalating tensions over us sanctions on the islamic republic.

iran’s defense minister on thursday said that the formation of a us-led flotilla would “increase insecurity” and any israeli involvement would have “disastrous consequences” for the region.
iran funding terrorist proxy with 39 million a month - you know what is up:
iran increases hamas’ monthly payments

august 2019

iran has agreed to increase hamas’ monthly payments in exchange for “information about israel’s missile capabilities,” an israeli report said on tuesday.

the israeli channel 12 said that iranian leader ali khamenei, during a recent meeting in tehran with nine hamas officials, expressed his readiness to raise the movement’s monthly allocated financial support to $30 million.

iran has long provided financial support to hamas, but has decreased it sharply in recent years because of differences over the syrian crisis. the new iranian support is a powerful boost to hamas, which is suffering a severe financial crisis in the gaza strip and elsewhere in the west bank and abroad.

according to a haaretz report last week, israeli intelligence officials believe hamas and iran have agreed to open a front against israel from the gaza strip in the event of war with iran’s allies on the northern border.
western military u.s led alliance: the goat with the great horn - from the west:
iran says israel joining u.s. coalition will have 'disastrous consequences,' looks for more arab support


the head of the iranian armed forces has warned that israel joining a u.s.-led coalition in the persian gulf region would upset regional stability and sought more support from arab states in resisting the initiative.

iranian defense minister amir hatami held rare telephone talks thursday with his counterparts sheikh nasser sabah al sabah of kuwait, badr bin saud al-busaidi of oman and khalid bin mohammad al-attiyah of qatar in an effort to turn the nearby sunni muslim monarchies against u.s. efforts to expand the presence of foreign powers near the strait of hormuz amid heated tensions and instances of unrest. he argued that the "american-led military alliance will only increase the insecurity in the region under the pretext of securing shipping."

"the islamic republic of iran spares no effort to safeguard sailing in the persian gulf, the strait of hormuz and the sea of oman, and regional security is a common concern for iran and other persian gulf neighbors, therefore we believe that security should be provided by regional countries and that regional countries should enter into dialogue," he added, blaming "external factors" for disrupting relations among "brothers" across these strategic waters.

hatami warned that "america is the principal cause of insecurity in the region" and, referring to archfoe israel's recent interest in joining the u.s.-led effort in the persian gulf, he said "such a move could be very provocative and have disastrous consequences for the region."
 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

magnitude 6 quake shakes western turkey; more than 20 hurt

turkey's disaster management agency says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has hit western turkey.

august 8, 2019

a strong earthquake hit western turkey on thursday, damaging homes, causing residents to run into the streets in panic and injuring over 20 people. "the earthquake lasted more than 15 or 20 seconds," she said. "several houses have been damaged, roofs have caved in and there are deep cracks in walls."

"thank god, despite the fact that one or two houses collapsed, there were no cases of death or serious injury," celik added. people ran out into the streets in panic, she said, adding that residents were being urged not to return to damaged homes.

the quake was felt in the neighboring provinces of antalya, mugla, isparta and burdur, where people also ran out of their homes. it was followed by some 20 aftershocks, afad said. turkey is prone to earthquakes. in 1999, a magnitude-7.4 quake killed more than 17,000 people in northwestern turkey.
 something is brewing...
russia and iran to train together 'this year' as they fight back against u.s. policies


the head of iran's navy has said his forces planned to train alongside their russian counterparts by the end of the year as both nations stepped up their rhetoric against u.s. policies targeting them.

iranian naval commander rear admiral hossein khanzadi confirmed sunday that iran and russia had signed their first-ever memorandum of understanding regarding inter-military affairs last week during his visit to moscow. he also briefly discussed joint military exercises he previously said at the time would be held in the northern indian ocean and gulf of oman.

"soon the preparations and maneuvers' planning will start and they will be conducted this year," khanzadi said.
 saddam said this too:
 rohani says war with iran 'the mother of all wars'

6th august 2019

tensions have risen between iran and the west after u.s. president donald trump pulled out of a 2015 landmark nuclear agreement which curbed tehran's atomic program in return for an easing of economic sanctions.

in remarks on state television, rohani said that 'peace with iran is the mother of all peace' and 'war with iran is the mother of all wars' as he defended the nuclear deal between iran and world powers. 'a strait for a strait. it can't be that the strait of hormuz is free for you and the strait of gibraltar is not free for us,' rohani said.

approximately one-fifth of the world's oil traffic passes through the strategic strait of hormuz that connects the persian gulf and the arabian sea.
 “in the last days – dangerous times will come”:

racism, hate crimes & mass shootings! uruguayans urged against traveling to us

6 aug, 2019

uruguay has warned its citizens against visiting the united states in wake of two deadly mass shootings, citing the danger of violence, hate crimes and racism and the ‘inability’ of us authorities to stop them.

the ministry of foreign affairs in montevideo issued an advisory on monday, urging uruguayans to “take precautions against the growing indiscriminate violence, mostly hate crimes, racism and discrimination” if they are traveling to the us.

those brave souls that do venture north are advised to avoid crowded places and public events “such as theme parks, shopping centers, art festivals, religious activities, gastronomic fairs and any type of cultural or sporting events,” especially if they are bringing children along.

uruguayans were also urged to avoid some cities entirely, such as detroit, michigan; baltimore, maryland; and albuquerque, new mexico – which are listed among the twenty “most dangerous in the world” in a recent survey by the business magazine ceoworld. american ‘wild, wild west’ needs taming, but politicizing cold-blooded murder is not the way.

montevideo’s travel advisory comes after the two mass shootings over the weekend, which claimed 31 lives. in el paso, texas, 22 people were killed and dozens more injured by a lone gunman who opened fire at a walmart on saturday, before surrendering to police.

several hours later, on sunday, another shooter targeted a popular nightlife spot in dayton, ohio, killing nine and injuring 27 more people before he was killed in a shootout with police officers.
 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
japan rocked by 6.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of fukushima

august 4, 2019

japan has been struck by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of fukushima where a mega tremor triggered the worst nuclear disaster since chernobyl eight years ago. the quake occurred at around 11.30am uk time off the northeastern coast of japan, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) below the seabed. after effects were felt in the districts of fukushima and miyagi along with the capital city tokyo, which is around 160 miles away. authorities say there is no danger of a tsunami, and there were no immediate reports of casualties.
 daniel 8:
with missiles more accurate than hezbollah's, iran entrenchment in iraq threatens israel

reports tuesday credited israel with earlier attacks on iranian targets in iraq ■ israeli intelligence says iran is providing iraqi militias with missiles more accurate than hezbollah's, capable of hitting anywhere in israel

iran’s military entrenchment in iraq poses a threat to israel, defense officials say. iran began bolstering its presence in iraq after israel stepped up attacks on iranian targets in syria and syrian president bashar assad regained control over most of his country.

israel’s efforts to thwart iran’s attempts to bring sophisticated weaponry and air and naval forces into syria led tehran to revert to its old method of relying on local militias, which is harder for israel to counter.

senior iranian commander: the islamic republic is on israel’s borders

“today, hezbollah and hamas have gained great power and do not need our help anymore, and all of their [israelis’] locations are within reach of the lebanese hezbollah,” rabbani added.

august 5, 2019

iran’s front has extended to the mediterranean sea and the borders of israel, a senior iranian commander said on monday.

“our defensive depth has stretched to the mediterranean sea and our front has extended to the borders of the zionist regime [of israel],” deputy chief of staff of the iranian armed forces brig.-gen. mehdi rabbani was quoted by iran’s fars news agency as saying on sunday.

rabbani, who was speaking on monday at an event in shahriar, a town near the capital tehran, claimed that iran’s military capabilities are growing day by day in such a way that no country in the region could win a ground war against the islamic republic.

“for at least the next 10 years, no regional or trans-regional country is able to counter or fight against the islamic republic of iran in ground warfare,” he claimed, adding that “our missile power also deters any regional and extra-regional acts of aggression, and the range of the missiles is also increasing constantly.”

 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

indonesia earthquake: tsunami warning after magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off island of java

buildings in capital jakarta swayed for nearly a minute as residents told to ‘immediately evacuate to higher ground’

a tsunami warning has been issued after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the indonesian island of java, swaying buildings as far away as the capital. indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said residents on the banten coast should “immediately evacuate to higher ground”.
magnitude 6.8 earthquake shakes chile

a strong earthquake has hit off the coast of central chile, though there are no immediate reports of damage or injury.

august 2, 2019

the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, was centered 87 miles southwest of the coastal city of valparaiso in central chile, the usgs said. no injuries, damage or disruptions to basic services had been reported, chile's national emergency office said in a statement, adding that government agencies were monitoring the situation.
strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - northeastern argentina

august 1, 2019

date & time: thursday, 1 august 2019 18:39 utc
magnitude: 6.0
depth: 10.0 km
epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.90901°s / 58.57892°w (argentina)
 bangladesh's dengue outbreak reaches epidemic proportions

the record-breaking outbreak is centered on the capital, dhaka, overwhelming local hospitals.

august 1, 2019

the dengue outbreak in bangladesh is getting worse. in one 24-hour span (from 3 p.m. july 29 to 3 p.m. july 30), 1,335 new dengue patients were admitted to the hospital, the highest number of single-day dengue fever admissions ever.

dengue is carried by the aedes mosquito and has no cure or vaccine yet. it first appeared in bangladesh in 2000, when 93 people died of the disease. since 2003, the death rate has gradually declined with zero fatalities in some years, according to data from the directorate-general of health services (dghs). bangladesh has seen more than 6,000 cases of dengue only three times in the last 20 years, in 2002, 2016, and 2018.

but so far this year, the number of cases of dengue fever has broken all records. from january through july 30, dghs data officially recorded 15,369 dengue patients. in july alone, 13,182 patients were diagnosed with dengue.

this year’s outbreak has claimed at least eight lives so far, according to dghs data. but based on media reports and conversations with different government and private hospitals in the city, the total number of fatalities is higher: dengue fever is estimated to have caused at least 30 deaths so far.

 daniel 8 :
how iran is taking over syria

and what trump needs to do about it.

august 2, 2019

a recent survey put out by fox news found that six in ten americans believe that iran poses a threat to america’s safety. these americans are backed up in their convictions as they recently witnessed the iranian revolutionary guards threatening a british warship. this came after iran attacked a japanese tanker, had its proxies attack an international airport in saudi arabia and seized a british ship.

as tensions flare in the region, it is of critical importance to recall that iran does not merely pose a threat to the us in the persian gulf. the mullahs can also harm america via their proxies in syria, iraq, lebanon and yemen. given this fact, it is of utmost importance that americans pay attention to how the islamic republic is entrenching itself in syria.

there has been increased infiltration by iran-supported militias along the border with israel. four lebanese hezbollah bases were established in southern syria over the past year, three of them in zara and one of them in quneitra.

iran is in charge of syria. assad is a figurehead for syria but the people who run the day to day operations in syria are iran. they have bases throughout the country. we see their influence in all of syria in general. in fact, they have been working on changing the character of syria so that it will be shia and the demographics are changing in favor of groups allied with iran. they are shipping in oil tankers, weapons and people. it is a fact.
everywhere-talk of a relentless storm coming:
the coming middle eastern storm

the next war between israel and hezbollah will be a region-wide fight, with iraq playing a key role

august 2, 2019

since 2013, israel has attacked iranian targets in syria hundreds of times, killing soldiers and decimating equipment and facilities. israel's aerial campaign led iran, which seeks to establish another military front against the jewish state, to move the bulk of its assets away from the syrian-israeli border to iraq earlier this year.

since then, iran has entrenched itself militarily in iraq, where, according to israel's intelligence assessment for 2019, "the domestic and international situation … created better opportunities for [tehran] to prepare its regional plans" to dominate the middle east.

specifically, iran deployed more members of its islamic revolutionary guard corps (irgc) and lebanese hezbollah, an iranian-backed terrorist organization, to bolster the two cornerstones of iran's military entrenchment in iraq: missile systems and shiite militias that obey tehran.

the greatest danger is that the israeli-iranian conflict spills into lebanon, triggering another war between israel and hezbollah. this outcome is quite possible for several reasons. iran's imperial expansion should generally be understood as part of its strategy to build a "land bridge" from its borders to the mediterranean sea (with iraq, syria, and lebanon in between), a continuous corridor of political and military control from which to exert influence across the middle east, weaken america's role in the region, and, of course, destroy israel.
many false prophets will arise:
‘false’ prophet arrested

a congolese prophet who has allegedly been in multiple sexual relationships with women in his church has been arrested and his church has been closed. he was arrested last friday but is yet to be charged.
 “there will be famine, pestilence...”:
u.n. taking 'intensive' steps to fight ebola after 2nd case in congo

july 31, 2019

health officials say they have discovered another case of ebola in the eastern congolese border town of goma -- a growing crisis that has the attention of united nations emergency officials.

the world health organization said congo's ebola crisis is now the second-worst in history. the nation has nearly 2,700 confirmed or probable ebola cases and more than 1,800 patients have died so far.

uganda reported last month two people had died from the virus and more than two dozen may have been exposed. rwanda, which shares a border with congo, next to goma, has been on high alert during the current outbreak. officials there have held clinical drills at public hospitals in high-risk areas to contain the virus if it crosses the border.

the un world food program announced friday that it plans to double food assistance to people affected by ebola over the next six months in preparation for a wider outbreak.

" many false prophets will arise"
 more daniel 8 news:
israel said to hit iranian sites in iraq, expanding strikes on missile shipments

iaf f-35 jets said to be behind 2 strikes on iran-linked targets near baghdad in 10 days; no comment from idf

july 30, 2019

israel has expanded its operations against iranian targets to iraq, where air force jets have struck twice in ten days, a report said tuesday morning.

israel commonly conducts strikes in syrian territory, targeting iranian missile shipments meant for lebanese terror group hezbollah to use against the jewish state, but strikes in iraq by israel have not been reported since the 1981 bombing of a nuclear reactor.

that strike targeted iranian advisers and a ballistic missile shipment, the report cited sources as saying.

the report also mentioned a strike in syria last week blamed on israel, in which nine were killed including six iranians fighting for the syrian regime, claiming it was meant to prevent iran from taking over a strategic hill in the daraa province in the country’s south. israeli missiles targeted “military positions and intelligence facilities belonging to iran and [pro-iranian] militias.

 bangladesh facing worst dengue fever outbreak in its history, 1,000 people diagnosed in under 1 day

30 jul, 2019

hospitals are overflowing and social media is filled with pleas for blood donors as 1,000 people, the majority of whom are children, have been diagnosed with dengue fever in the past 24 hours in a historic outbreak in bangladesh.

official figures state that eight people have died as a result of infection since january, though local media puts the death toll as high as 35, while around 13,000 patients have been diagnosed with the disease so far this year. there have been 8,343 cases in july alone.

the world health organization (who) estimates that of the millions infected with dengue worldwide each year, 12,500 die, while a further 500,000 require hospitalization. the bangladeshi disease control division has officially requested help from the who to cull and control the country’s mosquito population in an effort to stem the rising tide of infection. the philippines is also grappling with a major dengue fever outbreak after a recent spike in cases of 85 percent year-on-year.

  the showdown is coming:
iran regime says it has enriched 24 tons of uranium in defiance of nuclear deal

29 july 2019

the head of the iranian regime's atomic energy organization says the regime has enriched 24 tons of uranium since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, far more than the amount permitted under the terms of the pact.

the official state news agency irna wrote in its english edition:

"iran has enriched 24 tons of uranium since the nuclear deal was signed, an iranian lawmaker quoted the country's nuclear organization chief as saying in the parliament on sunday."

the 2015 nuclear accord, known as the joint comprehensive plan of action (jcpoa), included a stockpile limit of 300 kilograms. atomic energy organization of iran (aeoi) head ali akbar salehi was quoted by state tv on sunday as saying iran's regime "did not enrich 300 kilograms of uranium, but enriched 24 (metric) tons of uranium," or what is 24,000 kilograms (nearly 53,000 pounds.).

 christian tribulation up close and personal:
islamists rape, stone to death christian woman in syria

international christian concern (icc) has learned that on july 8, 2019, an armenian christian woman living in the syrian governorate of idlib went missing. suzan der kirkour was 6o years old and her body was found the next day just outside of her village, al-yaqoubiyeh. an autopsy revealed that suzan was tortured and repeatedly raped over an estimated period of nine hours. she was then stoned to death.

the incident was confirmed by sos chrétien's d'orient, which wrote in a statement that "cruel was her ordeal. the reality is just as much... (a) virgin at sixty, she died under the repeated assaults of the jihadists of al-nusra."

"the autopsy reveals that suzan had been subjected to repeated rape since the afternoon of monday (the 8th) until early tuesday morning, only hours before her discovery. as a martyr, she is joined in heaven by thousands of christian brothers, who died in the arena of barbarism," continued the statement.


mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

eight killed after earthquakes hit philippines

july 27, 2019

eight people were killed after back-to-back earthquakes struck the northern philippines saturday morning, according to cnn philippines, citing a disaster official.

roldan escudil, batanes provincial disaster risk reduction and management council chief, provided early details about the quakes in a radio interview. a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the batanes archipelago, the us geological survey reported. about 20 minutes later, a second quake hit the same area near itbayat at a magnitude of 4.5.

 rumors of wars:
russia warns of full-scale armed conflict in middle east

july 26, 2019

russian foreign minister sergey lavrov warned of a full-scale armed conflict in the middle east on friday, anadolu agency reports. speaking at a brics foreign ministers meeting in rio de janeiro, lavrov said the us steps against iran had led to a harsh escalation in the persian gulf region.

“the situation has reached a dangerous point fraught with the risk of a large-scale military clash. this cannot be allowed to happen,” he said.

analysis: iran escalates stand-off, israel could soon face war
the only country in the world using military force to thwart the iranian imperialistic aspirations in the middle east is israel.

july 21, 2019

iran is slowly taking off its gloves and has dropped its mask in the widening confrontation with western countries and israel.

after the united kingdom seized an iranian tanker with oil bound for syria on july 4, the iranians embarked on a piracy campaign against british and other vessels in the persian gulf.

“it’s a typical iran-west story where iran blusters and threatens and the western powers end up begging iran to end the standoff while everyone pretends they saved face, but clearly, iran looks like it came off better,” wrote jerusalem post analyst seth franzman.

iran has put the west on the defensive and shows it is able to continue to carry out operations in the gulf as it pleases. the islamic republic is aware that western countries are wary of new interventions in the middle east, according to franzman. he could be right.
 iran (the ram) and the west :
 russian senator: iran tensions are part of u.s. plan to expand military in middle east


senior russian lawmaker has laid out what he said was a u.s. plan to use current tensions with iran to expand the pentagon's presence in the middle east.

russian senator konstantin kosachev, chairman of the lower house of parliament's foreign affairs committee, wrote saturday in a lengthy facebook post that "it is clear by now who is going to use the escalation of tensions in the strait of hormuz and in the middle east on the whole."

he then attempted to piece together recent events involving unrest in the persian gulf, claiming they served as part of a u.s. plot to enhance its own regional defense posture.

"the pentagon just approved the transfer of troops to saudi arabia. the u.s. also announced the development of an international operation aimed to 'defend the navigation in the middle east in light of recent events in the persian gulf region,'" kosachev wrote. "the goals of the united states are clear."

"first, it is necessary to stir up tensions around iran, and tehran actively 'plays along,' in particular with the seizure of a british tanker," kosachev argued, referencing the revolutionary guards' detainment friday of the u.k.-flagged stena impero after it allegedly defied regulations while sailing through the strait of hormuz. "secondly, the key task is to make iran a problem not just for washington, which is fixated on that, but for the widest possible range of states."

 (daniel 8:) the ram is making the goat with the great horn angry:
speedboats & helicopter assault: iran shows footage of british tanker seizure (video)

20 july 2019

iran’s revolutionary guard (irgc) has released a video showing the moment its operatives captured the uk-flagged tanker stena impero. the irgc claims that a british frigate tried to interfere, but failed.

the impressive, movie-like footage was released by the elite iranian force on saturday, a day after it seized the tanker. the video shows the moment of the operation, when irgc speedboats surrounded the vessel, which was apparently steaming ahead at full speed. the naval force was backed by a military helicopter, which deployed an assault team on the tanker’s deck.

britain says iran has seized two oil tankers in the strait of hormuz

uk confirms two vessels taken, one of them british, in ‘unacceptable’ act; iranian media says second ship released after being detained; us accuses tehran of ‘escalatory violence’

19 july 2019

iran’s revolutionary guards seized two oil tankers in the strait of hormuz, officials in london said, in a move that further raised tensions and infuriated american and british leaders.

iran’s revolutionary guards said it had seized british oil tanker stena impero, claiming it “was confiscated by the revolutionary guards at the request of hormozgan ports and maritime organization when passing through the strait of hormuz, for failing to respect international maritime rules.”

british foreign secretary jeremy hunt confirmed that two ships had been seized, condemning the incidents as “unacceptable” and saying he was “extremely concerned” by the incidents.

“i’m extremely concerned by the seizure of two naval vessels by iranian authorities in the strait of hormuz,” he said in a statement. “these seizures are unacceptable.”
 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

greek earthquake: buildings collapse as powerful tremor shakes athens

19 july 2019

a strong earthquake has shaken the greek capital of athens, knocking out phone networks and power in parts of the city. the 5.1 magnitude earthquake had an epicentre about 22km (14 miles) north-west of athens. athenians ran out into the streets as the city shook for 15 seconds.

plaster fell off the walls of the chief prosecutor's office in athens and cracks appeared in the 170-year-old parliament building. there were reports that the fire service, which has received 76 calls according to local media, rescued over a dozen people trapped in elevators following the power outage.

 "then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me." matthew 24:9
trump steps in to save christians and yazidis from extinction by jihadists

july 19, 2019

to acknowledge the levels of christian persecution and yazidis means to acknowledge a major problem within islamic countries which are governed by the sharia; therefore, christians have been left virtually ignored. that is, until donald trump decided to step in.

“u.s. president donald trump’s administration is helping bring christians and yazidis in iraq back from the brink of extinction fomented by a genocidal campaign at the hands of the islamic state (isis/isil), religious minority representatives declared this week at the second ministerial to advance religious freedom convened by the department of state.

but two months ago, fox news did a report that showed christian persecution was close to “genocide levels” according to the international definition, but was being largely ignored because of “political correctness.”

 increasing pestilence:

ebola outbreak in congo declared a global health emergency by who

july 17, 2019

the deadly ebola outbreak in congo is now an international health emergency, the world health organization announced on wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people. more than 1,600 people have died since august in the second deadliest ebola outbreak in history, which is unfolding in a region described as a war zone.

who had been heavily criticized for its sluggish response to the west africa outbreak, which it repeatedly declined to declare a global emergency until the virus was spreading explosively in three countries and nearly 1,000 people were dead. internal documents later showed who held off partly out of fear a declaration would anger the countries involved and hurt their economies.
 persia and the west:
analysis - iran again caught lying about its nuclear program


iranian threat to destroy israel within 30 minutes reveals regime maintained secret nuclear program, may even already possess such a weapon.

a week ago, mojtaba zonnour, the former chairman of iran’s nuclear subcommittee and current chairman of the national security and foreign policy committee of the iranian parliament, threatened to destroy israel within “half an hour” in case the united states would dare to attack iran.

"if the us attacks us, only half an hour will remain of israel's lifespan,” zonnour stated while threatening us bases in the middle east with iran’s ballistic missiles.

zonnour’s threat to israel could only be interpreted in one way: iran apparently still has a secret nuclear program or even already possesses a nuclear weapon. only a nuclear weapon could destroy the jewish state within half an hour.

 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

big earthquakes today in australia and indonesia

the 2 strong earthquakes of july 14, 2019 – the first a 6.6-magnitude off the western coast of australia and the second a 7.3-magnitude in indonesia – happened on or near the pacific ring of fire.

there are lots of small earthquakes going on all the time, but earthquakes over magnitude 6 are rarer. they are the big ones, which shake more strongly near their epicenters, and which can be felt over longer distances. today – july 14, 2019 – so far there have been two large earthquakes relatively near each other. the first was a 6.6-magnitude undersea quake off the western coast of australia. it took place 202 km (125 mi) west of broome, australia, and was equal in magnitude to the largest earthquake ever recorded in australia, which happened in 1988. today’s second large earthquake had its epicenter 102 km (63 mi) north-northeast of laiwui, indonesia. it was an even bigger earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.3.

the ram and the west: 
 uae oil tanker missing in strait of hormuz after drifting into iranian waters

july 16, 2019

an oil tanker traveling through the tiny strip of water located in the mouth of the persian gulf stopped transmitting its location more than two days ago when it drifted into iranian waters.

it is not clear what happened to the panamanian-flagged oil tanker – which is based in the united arab emirates – on saturday night as it traveled through the strait of hormuz, but its apparent disappearance has raised concerns amid heightened tensions between iran and several western nations.

however, something happened to the vessel after 11 p.m. on saturday when it stopped transmitting its location with tracking data shows its last position pointing toward iran.

capt. ranjith raja of the data firm refinitiv told the associated press on tuesday that the tanker hadn't switched off its tracking in three months of trips around the uae."that is a red flag," raja said.

oil tankers have previously been targeted as the persian gulf region took center stage in a crisis over iran’s unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.
tensions rise in gulf as u.s, uk up their forces

‘tanker war’ feared as west determined to keep oil exports flowing.

july 15, 2019

britain is reinforcing its military presence in the gulf by sending a second warship to the area. things are heating up in the crowded seaway as the uk and the us have both announced they are dispatching additional forces.

foreign secretary hunt seemed to reinforce this notion on friday, calling for “cool heads” to prevail. “we want to do everything we can to make sure that we don’t have an unintended escalation which could be very dangerous for the world,” hunt said.

the uk and us have proposed a multinational military coalition that will increase protection for commercial ships passing through gulf waters.

millions of barrels of oil and huge quantities of gas transit the strait of hormuz each day, accounting for about 40% of the global oil trade and a third of the world’s liquefied natural gas. awwad believes, however, that the uk and us may face resistance from nations besides iran.

“one should bear in mind iran’s allies russia and china. these two global powers will not stand still watching,” he said. “they also need to protect their interests in the region."
israeli fighter jets ‘can reach anywhere in the mideast,’ netanyahu warns iran

july 9, 2019

netanyahu put the islamic republic on notice on tuesday, referring explicitly to israel’s air power just a day after iran announced it’s breaking the 2015 nuclear deal. he has repeatedly vowed that israel will never allow iran to develop the capability to make a nuclear bomb.

israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu issued a strong rebuke to iran on tuesday, standing in front of an f-35 stealth fighter during a tour of an air base. netanyahu declared that iran “ought to remember that these planes can reach every place in the middle east, including iran and certainly syria.”
ram and goat- it's coming...
 british warship thwarts iranian attempt to seize uk oil tanker

july 11, 2019

while a (manned) u.s. reconnaissance aircraft hovered above, gunboats from iran’s islamic revolutionary guards corps (irgc) began approaching the ship. the boats were intercepted by a british warship which had been operating five miles behind the tanker.

while iran has denied that the gunboats were in the process of trying to capture the british tanker, the day before iranian president hassan rouhani threatened britain that there would be “repercussions” after a british ship detained an iranian oil tanker in gibraltar.

the detained tanker was attempting to deliver crude to syria in violation of european union sanctions.

the incident is the latest in a series of iranian provocations against the west and its allies (see map and infographic below).
iran threatens to sink us warships and destroy israel (video)

july 10, 2019

islamic revolutionary guard corps cmdr. hossein nejat said earlier on tuesday that “american bases are within the range of our missiles. … our missiles will destroy their aircraft carriers if they make a mistake. americans are very well aware of the consequences of a military confrontation with iran.”

this follows an earlier sermon by ayatollah movahedi, a member of iran’s assembly of experts and expediency council explicitly where he explicitly mentioned the option of attacking israel. in his friday sermon in tehran on friday ayatollah movahedi said that if iran wants to attack a country like israel “because of america’s crimes,” it can simply launch conventional missiles at israel’s nuclear reactor in dimona. israel will then be “razed dozens of times” over by the “200 nuclear bombs that are in its possession.”

 there will be famine:
 devastating crop losses are literally happening all over the globe

let me warn you right up front – the information in this article might freak you out. if what some experts are telling us is true, a global food crisis appears to be inevitable. even during good years we have a really difficult time feeding everyone on the planet, and now a major climate shift appears to be happening.

without a doubt, our planet is behaving very strangely right now, and reports of crop failures are regularly coming in from all over the planet. so - what will things look like if global food production drops 10 percent, 20 percent or even more?

we have never had to deal with anything like this in modern times, and meanwhile the population of the planet has grown from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7.5 billion today.

we have entered the time of “the perfect storm”, and we are going to start to witness things happen that many people would consider to be unimaginable.
 the aggressive persian ram and the west (daniel 8)
iran's new global terrorist network

july 9, 2019

us, british, french and other western bases in the region are the most likely targets for future terrorist attacks, and a number of western governments are understood to have responded by ordering their military and diplomatic missions in the region to upgrade security arrangements.

the discovery of the african network follows recent revelations of iran's attempts to expand its terror network in europe, as well as other parts of the globe including latin america and the middle east.

the iranian cells are said to be active in a number of african countries including sudan, chad, ghana, niger, gambia and the central african republic.

the objective of the african-based terror network, western security officials say, is to establish a group of so-called "sleeper cells" that can be activated to attack western targets if tensions between iran and the west result in a serious escalation in hostilities. us, british, french and other western bases in the region are the most likely targets for future terrorist attacks, and a number of western governments are understood to have responded by ordering their military and diplomatic missions in the region to upgrade security arrangements.
 “you will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. such things must happen, but the end is still to come. nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” matthew 24:6-7

tehran imam threatens missile attack on dimona nuclear power plant

kermani also warned the us against a military attack on iran, saying, "think of an attack only if you want to change the color of the persian gulf waters from azure to red."

july 7, 2019

if iran decides to confront you, a missile strike on the dimona reactor would be enough," said tehran's friday prayer imam ayatollah mohammad kermani in a sermon on friday addressing the united states and israel, according to radio farda.

kermani threatened that such an attack on the nuclear reactor in israel's negev desert would "plow israel 200 times." "you are living in a glass house. you’d better watch out!" stated the tehran imam. he also warned the us against a military attack on iran, saying, "think of an attack only if you want to change the color of the persian gulf waters from azure to red."

iran threatens retaliation after uk seize iranian oil tanker

july 6, 2019

on friday, iran threatened to seize a british ship after royal marines captured an iranian supertanker. fox news’ lucas tomlinson and william ruger, vice president for research and policy at charles koch institute, react to the threat and the rising tensions between the u.s. and iran.

watch short news report:
mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

californians brace for aftershocks following biggest earthquake in two decades

july 6th, 2019

communities in southern california were bracing for hundreds of aftershocks saturday after the region was rattled by two of the largest earthquakes felt there in two decades, resulting in multiple fires, punctured water and gas lines and infrastructure damage.

seismologists warned of large aftershocks following friday's
7.1-magnitude tremor, which happened just after 8 p.m. local time. the quake was centered 11 miles from ridgecrest, the site where a 6.4-magnitude tremor hit a day earlier.

"i have determined that the damages caused by the july 4 and 5 earthquakes are of such severity and magnitude that continued effective response is beyond the capabilities of the state and affected local governments,"
wolf in sheep's clothing:
benny hinn’s nephew details tragic tale of how televangelist exploits followers in new book 
july 06, 2019

“my job was to be one of my uncle’s personal assistants when we traveled and to be a catcher during the healing services. i also served in this capacity with my father when we traveled for ministry events,” he notes of the two years he spent working in his uncle’s ministry.

“in less than just two years of working within the movement (not including growing up in it), i enjoyed more luxury than i ever could have imagined. it felt like i was hanging out with king solomon. there are wealthy people who have lots of money but don’t live lavishly; then there are wealthy people who have lots of money and know how to turn lavish novelty into normalcy. we were the latter,”

“my uncle has systematically exploited poverty-stricken countries for 40 years to get rich, and now other family members are following in his footsteps. allow me to get painfully honest for a moment: for most of our family members, it can be pretty embarrassing to be a hinn,” he notes.

 two horned ram at the end: daniel 8:17
new iraqi defense minister voices baghdad's will to expand military cooperation with tehran

july 1, 2019

at the meeting which was held at iranian embassy in baghdad today, al shammari said that deep defense-military cooperation between tehran and baghdad is of great importance. he acknowledged iran's role in helping iraq campaign against the terrorist group isis over the past several years.

the two neighboring countries will stand by each other as two friendly countries, he said. emphasizing the necessity of strengthening the quadrilateral baghdad intelligence sharing center formed by iran, russia, iraq and syria, the iraqi defense minister praised the active role of the center in fight against the isil.

at the meeting, moradian, for his part, conveyed the congratulation of iran's defense minister amir hatami to his iraqi counterpart on his appointment as the iraqi defense minister. he emphasized that tehran is fully prepared for developing its defense-military ties with baghdad.

last week, deputy commander of the iraqi army general abdulhussein visited iran and in meeting with commander of the iranian army's ground force brigadier general heidari discussed holding joint military drills.

during the meeting with general abdulhussein on june 24, brigadier general heidari said the iranian army's ground force is ready to expand the level of military cooperation with iraq through joint drills and the transfer of knowledge. he called for holding joint war-games between the iraqi and iranian militaries in order to enhance the forces' coordination in the fight against terrorism.
where the 8.5 tons of enriched uranium ostensibly shipped out of iran in 2015 are; moreover, russia provided iran with 200 tons of yellowcake

july 2, 2019

while the u.s. protests iran's minor breach, announced this week, of the 300 kg limit on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium set in the 2015 jcpoa nuclear deal, the location of 8.5 tons of iranian-enriched uranium that iran ostensibly shipped to its ally russia that year remains completely unknown. it could well be back in iran.

"we are then trusting the russians to say that they have it under their purview, that they are watching it? i mean they are so close to iran; they have double dealed us and especially the middle east, the syrians, i don't know why we would trust them. could you tell us where it is going?" amb. mull replied: "that is a russian government responsibility to decide where it goes. we do not have concerns about russian custody of this material. what is important in this deal is will it go back to iran? and i can guarantee there are sufficient controls in place that if one piece of dust of that material goes back into iran we are going to be aware of it."

 the coming showdown: israel, iran and the west:
 israel says it is bracing militarily for possible u.s.-iran escalation

july 2, 2019

israel is preparing for its possible military involvement in any escalation in the gulf confrontation between iran and the united states, the israeli foreign minister said on tuesday.

foreign minister israel katz told an international security forum that iran might accidentally stumble out of what he termed the “gray zone” of contained confrontation.

“it should be taken into account that mistaken calculations by the (iranian) regime...are liable to bring about a shift from the ‘gray zone’ to the ‘red zone’ - that is, a military conflagration,” he said in a speech to the herzliya conference.

“we must be prepared for this, and thus the state of israel continues to devote itself to building up its military might for the event that it will have to respond to escalation scenarios.”
 'if us attacks, israel will be destroyed in half an hour'

senior iranian parliamentarian threatens that israel will be destroyed if the united states attacks iran.

july 2, 2019

a senior iranian parliamentarian threatened on monday that israel will be destroyed in half an hour if the united states attacks iran, the semi-official iranian mehr news agency reported.

“if the us attacks us, only half an hour will remain of israel’s lifespan. zonnour further claimed that iran’s power has created deterrence, adding that all 36 us military bases in the region are under iran’s surveillance.

iranian officials regularly threaten to wipe israel off the map and attack its cities and towns. even iranian president hassan rouhani, who has been described by some western officials as a “moderate”, has threatened israel.

this past november, rouhani called israel a “cancerous tumor” and urged muslim nations worldwide to unite and destroy israel while also adding that israel is a "fake regime".
 with uranium violation, the ‘who attacks iran first’ talk gets louder - analysis

one camp is not only committed to diplomacy, but has always believed that attacking iran's nuclear facilities is a massive risk that could lead to regional war.
july 1, 2019 
 there is still a preference in most circles for a negotiated outcome, but now calls for discussion of a pre-emptive strike on iran's nuclear facilities by israel will get louder.

the jerusalem post has followed differing points of view within the israeli defense establishment, and on this issue, there are fundamentally two major camps.

one camp is not only committed to diplomacy, but has always believed that attacking iran's nuclear facilities is a massive risk that could lead to regional war, including tens of thousands of hezbollah rockets raining down on israel's home front.

those in this camp, still sign off on israel carrying out a pre-emptive strike on tehran's nuclear facilities if it has already enriched enough uranium for a bomb and is close to being able to deploy one, but broadly speaking, they oppose an attack before that final point.
‘playing with fire’: us ramps up tough talk on iran after it exceeds nuclear deal cap

1 july 2019

washington has unleashed a fresh barrage of threats against tehran, with us president donald trump warning it against “playing with fire” and secretary of state mike pompeo branding it a “top sponsor of terrorism.”
fresh from rekindling his strange bromance with north korea’s leader kim jong-un, trump has returned to his war-mongering ways, leveling a vague new warning at iran. asked whether he has a message for iran after its stockpiles of enriched uranium exceeded the 300kg cap envisioned in the 2015 nuclear deal, trump told reporters at the white house on monday that he had “no message whatsoever” but added that iran knew it was “playing with fire.”

earlier the same day, pompeo responded to the news of iran going beyond the stockpile limit set by the deal the us effectively dismantled by accusing tehran of “using its nuclear program to extort the international community and threaten regional security.” rounding up his tirade, the us top diplomat said iran “can never be allowed to enrich uranium at any level,” calling the islamic republic “the world’s top sponsor of terrorism.”
 threats and insults escalating the already volitile faceoff:
iran shifts to higher-risk strategy as trump bears down on pressure campaign

june 28, 2019

if the united states expected that a year or so of crippling economic sanctions on iran following donald trump’s exit from the nuclear deal might bring the iranians to the table ready to yield to the long list of us grievances with the islamic republic, iran has flipped the script, newly shifting its strategy from one of relative restraint to one where the united states and other powers increasingly seem to be responding to iranian actions.

after a year in which iran responded with “strategic patience” to the us withdrawal from the 2015 iran nuclear deal and its maximum pressure campaign, iran has in the past month changed course, ramping up actions on the nuclear, regional and diplomatic fronts, to try to secure greater economic relief, deter the united states and — left unsaid — better position itself for possible future talks.

the united states' “maximum pressure policy breeds tensions,” iranian ambassador to the un majid takht ravanchi said after a stake-out at the un security council june 26. “maximum pressure is inviting violence and tension in our region.”
 “then they will deliver you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations on account of my name”
 matthew 24:9
africa: alarming rise of christian persecution

june 26, 2019

"in some regions, the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the un." — the independent review of fco support for persecuted christians.

"the assailants asked the christians to convert to islam, but the pastor and the others refused. they ordered them to gather under a tree and took their bibles and mobile phones. then they called them, one after the other, behind the church building where they shot them dead." — world watch monitor, may 2, 2019.

as the british report demonstrates, persecution against christians and other non-muslims is not about the ethnicity, race or skin color of either the perpetrators or the victims; it is about their religion.

if these crimes are not stopped, it is highly likely that the fate of the african continent will be like that of the middle east: once it was a majority-christian region; now, christians are a tiny, dying, defenseless minority.
 the goat from the west is going to get very angry:
 iran currently setting up terror cells in africa to attack u.s., others

“the aim of the new terror cell is to target us and other western military bases on the continent, as well as embassies and officials."

june 26, 2019

he islamic republic of iran is spreading its state-sponsored terrorism to western african countries to attack the us and western assets, the british daily telegraph reported on wednesday.

“iran is setting up a network of terror cells in africa to attack us and other western targets in retaliation for washington’s decision to impose sanctions against tehran, according to western security officials,” according to the newspaper. the article by veteran defense and security journalist con coughlin said that the “new terror network has been established on the orders of qassem suleimani, the head of the quds force, the elite section of iran’s republican guard corps that has responsibility for overseas operations.”

the united states government classifies iran’s regime as the leading international state-sponsor of terrorism. according to the telegraph, “the aim of the new terror cell is to target us and other western military bases on the continent, as well as embassies and officials. the iranian cells are said to be active in a number of african countries including sudan, chad, ghana, niger, gambia and the central african republic.”

“iran is setting up a new terrorist infrastructure in africa with the aim of attacking western targets,” a senior western security source told the daily telegraph, adding, “it is all part of tehran’s attempts to expand its terrorist operations across the globe.”

 will iran's attacks on the us and allies escalate?

june 26, 2019

by using its military to attack the us and its allies, the islamic republic has been unabashedly resorting to hard power tactics. iran's actions are clear; there has been virtually no attempt on its part to disguise hostile intentions. why is there no international outrage? the mainstream media continue to fail to report adequately iran's attacks. there has been no focus placed on the increase over the past two months of these attacks.

the iranian government's policy appears to be two-pronged. the first facet seems linked to instructing its proxies across the region to attack and wreak havoc on entities linked to the united states, european countries, and gulf states.

last week, a u.s.-linked location in iraq was attacked. reportedly, 40 workers employed by the energy giant exxon mobil were forced to evacuate in southern iraq after coming under rocket fire. how many people must be threatened, tortured, or slaughtered, before trump's response will be deemed warranted?

trump threatens 'obliteration,' iran calls white house 'mentally retarded'

june 25, 2019

u.s. president donald trump threatened on tuesday to obliterate parts of iran if it attacked “anything american,” in a new war of words with iran which condemned fresh u.s. sanctions on tehran as “mentally retarded.”

the bear on the side of terrorist iran:
russia warns u.s. and israel that iran is its 'ally' and was right about drone shoot down

june 25, 2019

a senior russian official warned his u.s. and lsraeli counterparts that his country would continue to support iran, which he backed in its recent claims regarding the shooting down of a u.s. spy drone.

"in the context of the statements made by our partners with regard to a major regional power, namely iran, i would like to say the following: iran has always been and remains our ally and partner, with which we are consistently developing relations both on bilateral basis and within multilateral formats," patrushev said.

"this is why we believe that it is inadmissible to describe iran as the major threat to the regional security and, moreover, to put it on par with the islamic state or any other terrorist organization," he added.
 showdown is coming: 
 trump fires back at iran’s ‘insulting’ statement, warns any attack to be met with ‘overwhelming force’

june 25, 2019

president trump hit back tuesday at iran's inflammatory remarks declaring diplomacy between the two nations dead, while warning that any attack on america by the regime will be met with “overwhelming force.”

abbas mousavi, a spokesperson for iran’s foreign ministry, had said that newly announced u.s. sanctions against iranian leadership meant permanently closing the “channel of diplomacy” between the two countries. president hassan rouhani said the white house is “afflicted by mental retardation.”

trump lamented that the people of iran “are suffering and for no reason at all,” stating that the government “spends all of its money on terror, and little on anything else.” trump said that while “iran’s leadership doesn’t understand the words ‘nice’ or ‘compassion,’” they do understand the words “strength and power.”
this wil bring great anger from the west: (daniel 8)
top iran military adviser threatens to ‘erase’ israel if war breaks out
aide to supreme leader warns his country can ‘totally obliterate’ us bases in the gulf

june 25, 2019

former iranian defense minister gen. hossein dehghan said iran’s military could destroy us military bases in the region and annihilate israel.

“our missiles can totally obliterate those bases,” dehghan said. “israel knows that iran will erase its entity and uproot it from existence in case of a war.” he warned that if war broke out, america would find itself in the “garbage bin of history.”

following a fresh round of american sanctions leveled against iranian leaders on monday, iran’s foreign minister said that leaders in israel, saudi arabia and the us “despise diplomacy and thirst for war.”
 “you will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. such things must happen, but the end is still to come. nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” matthew 24:6-7
 iran celebrates downing of us drone

30 revolutionary guards officials hold dinner celebrating 'military achievement' of shooting down us drone.


a group of 30 senior revolutionary guards officials celebrated the downing of the us drone at a prayer and dinner event held in honor of the military achievement.

"a special greeting to the commander who ordered the attack against the american drone and the fighters who carried out it," said one of the clerics at the meeting, who said that they replied: "amen."
 iran warns us the region could be ‘set on fire,’ vows to defend its borders

tehran threatens american forces and regional allies, says it will firmly confront aggression, as tensions continue to spiral

june 23, 2019

iran on saturday vowed that it would stand firm against any threats to its borders, and issued a warning to the us and its allies in the region, after us president donald trump said the military was “cocked and loaded” to strike against tehran for downing a us drone on thursday.

“firing one bullet towards iran will set fire to the interests of america and its allies” in the region, armed forces general staff spokesman brigadier general abolfazl shekarchi told the semi-official tasnim news agency.

“if the enemy — especially america and its allies in the region — make the military mistake of shooting the powder keg on which america’s interests lie, the region will be set on fire,” shekarchi warned.
trump sent message to iran: hold talks or we’ll strike — report

us president said to have urged tehran to come to the table, warning of impending military action over drone’s downing; iranian officials say they conveyed matter to khamenei

june 21, 2019

us president donald trump on thursday night urged iran to come to the table to hold talks in a message conveyed through oman, and warned that a us strike against the islamic republic could be imminent, according to a report friday morning.

“in his message, trump said he was against any war with iran and wanted to talk to tehran about various issues… he gave a short period of time to get our response, but iran’s immediate response was that it is up to supreme leader [ali] khamenei to decide about this issue,” an unnamed official told reuters.

another official said: “we made it clear that the leader is against any talks, but the message will be conveyed to him to make a decision… however, we told the omani official that any attack against iran will have regional and international consequences.”
 ‘if trump doesn’t want war, he has to ease sanctions’ – iranian presidential adviser

21 june 2019

while the us is usually the one issuing ultimatums, an adviser to iranian president hassan rouhani issued one of his own, telling president donald trump he should reconsider sanctions if he wants to avoid a war.
hesameddin ashena tweeted that war and boycotts are two sides of the same coin, and that the us should think twice about sanctions if it doesn’t want a war.

war and boycott are two on one coin and along with the continuation of sanctions that are demanding or unintentionally moving towards the war. so if you don’t want a war, you should be thinking about sanctions.

things nearly reached the breaking point this week after iran shot down a us surveillance drone. trump claimed on friday that he was 10 minutes away from launching a retaliatory strike before deciding to call it off, but warning he would not hesitate to act if iran pursues a nuclear weapon.
 the showdown is coming:
analysis: israel could strike iran first as tensions with islamic republic flare

if history is any guide, israel may strike iran while the world quietly watches.

june 21, 2019

in june, rouhani announced that iran will restart uranium enrichment, which could put the country on track to develop a nuclear weapon within a year. rouhani’s government insists its uranium will go to civilian nuclear power, not weapons.

as a “deterrent” to iran, the united states is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the middle east.

the u.s. is not the only country considering a military response in iran.

“israel will not allow iran to obtain nuclear weapons,” said israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu several times, including most recently, on june 17. netanyahu also said iran must be punished for violating the nuclear agreement.
when president saddam hussein’s potential nuclear military ambitions raised concerns in 1981, the israeli government destroyed an iraqi nuclear reactor in a surprise attack called operation opera.

“on no account shall we permit an enemy to develop weapons of mass destruction against the people of israel,” a government release stated at the time. “we shall defend the citizens of israel in good time and with all the means at our disposal.”

in 2007, israel responded to syria’s failure to report its uranium processing by striking a nuclear reactor in the deir ez-zor region. the united states, which was reportedly informed ahead of the attack, made no effort to stop israel.
 iran shoots down american drone, declares it’s ready for war

june 20, 2019

revolutionary guard commander gen. hossein salami declared iran is ready for war. he said “shooting down the american spy drone had a clear, decisive, firm and accurate message….the message is that the guardians of the borders of islamic iran will decisively respond to the violation of any stranger to this land. the only solution for the enemies is to respect the territorial integrity and national interests of iran.”

“islamic iran” has been long seeking regional and global dominance. it knows well how to manipulate westerners into thinking that american provocation made its leaders that way.

a couple of days ago jihad watch reported that a spokesman for the iranian atomic agency “announced that iran is “ramping up enrichment of low-grade uranium and will pass the limit it is allowed to stockpile under the nuclear deal in 10 days…. in the latest blow to the nuclear deal agreed between tehran and world powers in 2015.

ayatollah khomeini, who founded the islamic republic of iran considered america to be the “foremost enemy of islam”. he once said “the iranian people…will keep alive in their hearts anger and hatred for…the warmongering united states. this must be until the banner of islam flies over every house in the world.”

 the angry west towards iran : daniel 8
analysis: the escalating war between iran and the united states

islamic republic activates proxies to strike the us and its allies in the middle east while trying to disrupt oil transports in the gulf.


as i reported on may 22, the war between the united states and iran has already begun and is now escalating. the islamic republic has activated its proxies in iraq, yemen and syria to strike the us and its allies in the middle east while trying to disrupt oil transports in the persian gulf.

over the past few weeks, iran-backed militias launched rocket attacks on us-related targets in iraq while the ansar allah or houthi militia in yemen shot down an american drone and repeatedly launched drone attacks on saudi-arabia.

the question is now what will happen next.

there have been unconfirmed reports that the trump administration is preparing for a tactical strike on a nuclear-related target in iran.

secretary of state mike pompeo doesn’t rule out military action against iran and has made clear that the death of a single american service man or woman would trigger a military response.
us navy drone shot down by iranian missile over strait of hormuz in 'unprovoked attack,' central command says


a u.s. navy high-altitude drone was shot down thursday by an iranian surface-to-air missile over the strait of hormuz amid heightened tensions in the region after last week’s attacks on two oil tankers, according to military officials.

u.s. central command said in a statement the that a u.s. navy broad area maritime surveillance isr aircraft, known as a bams-d, was shot down by an iranian surface-to-air missile system while operating in international airspace over the strait of hormuz at approximately 7:35 p.m. et on wednesday.

"iranian reports that the aircraft was over iran are false," capt. bill urban, a u.s. central command spokesman, said in a statement. "this was an unprovoked attack on a u.s. surveillance asset in international airspace."

the high-altitude drone can fly up to 60,000 feet or 11 miles in altitude and loiter for 30 hours at a time. it's used to spy on iranian military communications and track shipping in the busy waterways. each drone costs up to $180 million dollars.

besides the drone incident, u.s. officials told fox news that iranian-backed forces fired cruise missiles wednesday night into saudi arabia hitting a power plant. a commander for iran's revolutionary guard claimed the drone was shot down over iranian airspace which sends a "clear message" to the u.s., and marked the first direct iranian-claimed attack amid the crisis.

"we do not have any intention for war with any country, but we are fully ready for war," revolutionary guard commander gen. hossein salami said in a televised address.
us calls iran's stockpile threat "nuclear blackmail"

19 june 2019

the us has labelled iran's plan to exceed the internationally agreed limit on enriched uranium stockpiles "nuclear blackmail”.

white house national security council spokesperson garrett marquis said: "president [donald] trump has made it clear that he will never allow iran to develop nuclear weapons. the regime's nuclear blackmail must be met with increased international pressure."

while state department officials urged the international community not to give in to iran’s "nuclear extortion" and called on iran to rethink its actions.
"come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, so that israel's name is remembered no more." psalm 83:4
netanyahu to israel's enemies: we have power to destroy, do not test us

“i hear our neighbors from the north, south and east threatening to destroy us,” netanyahu said.

june 19, 2019

israel has tremendous destructive capabilities, and its enemies should not test it, prime minister benjamin netanyahu said on wednesday after viewing a large idf exercise in the north.

“i am very impressed by the improvement in the [idf's] readiness, in the spirit of the fighters and the commanders, and especially in the idf's destructive power,” said netanyahu, who viewed the mutli-pronged exercise with chief of staff lt. gen. aviv kochavi.

“i hear our neighbors from the north, south and east threatening to destroy us,” he said. “i say to our enemies: the idf has a very large power to destroy, do not try us."
mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”
6.0-mag earthquake rocks southwestern china, kills at least 12, injures dozens

june 18, 2019

at least 12 people were killed and 135 others were injured when an earthquake hit southwestern china on monday, officials said. first responders rescued at least eight people on tuesday who were trapped following the quake, which collapsed 73 houses.

the 6.0-magnitude earthquake and 5.1-magnitude aftershock hit the sichuan province late monday night, while aftershocks continued into tuesday morning.

tsunami warning in japan after 6.8-mag earthquake strikes

june 18, 2019

a tsunami warning was in effect tuesday night in japan after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook a northwestern part of the country.

the earthquake registered off the western coast of yamagata, roughly 30 miles southwest of the city of sakata, according to japan's meteorological agency. the shallow quake hit around 6 miles below the sea's surface.

the agency predicted that a tsunami of up to three feet could happen along the coast of the northwestern prefectures of yamagata, niigata and ishikawa. officials don't expect major damage as a result, the japan times reported.
iranian official calls on world to unite against 'savage monster' u.s. as gop lawmakers push for 'striking' militarily


he secretary of iran's supreme national security council called on the world to unite against the "terrorist policies" of the "savage monster" the united states on tuesday, as several republican lawmakers in washington have been urging the administration of president donald trump to carry out military strikes on the persian gulf nation.

"the u.s. has destabilized security of the international system through unilateralism and extra-terrestrial sanctions and has been using [the] financial and banking system as a weapon," ali shamkhani said during an international security conference in russia, the english language iranian daily newspaper tehran times reported.

"it is essential that the independent countries in the world adopt multilateral mechanisms and stand against this savage monster and stop it and break up the dominance of the u.s. over the world's financial system," the iranian official urged.
it's coming: 
us planning ‘tactical assault’ on iran in response to 'tanker attack' — report

17 june 2019

un sources believe that the united states is planning to carry out a “tactical assault on iran” in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the gulf of oman, which it blamed tehran for without providing credible evidence.

diplomatic sources based at the un’s new york headquarters told the hebrew-language israeli newspaper maariv that they are assessing us plans to carry out the assault.

the officials claimed that the trump administration has been holding non-stop discussions involving senior military commanders and advisers to president donald trump since friday, the jerusalem post reported.
the goat with the great nation stomps on the ram: 

iran to announce 'unlimited increase' in uranium enrichment as tensions flare with trump administration

republican congressman adam kinzinger warned on thursday that the u.s. navy could "push, shove, stomp and destroy" iran "in a heartbeat" after attacks on allied oil tankers in the gulf of oman, which the u.s. has blamed on tehran.

kinzinger, appeared thursday on fox news' america's newsroom to comment on the situation between iran and the u.s. the gop lawmaker voiced support for president donald trump's hard-line policies toward the country, while also suggesting that washington may have to consider military action.

"not only do we have to continue the economic push against them, but we have to be willing, if necessary, to use the military," the congressman argued. "if push came to shove, i mean, the u.s. navy would push, shove, stomp and destroy 'em in a heartbeat if we had to," he asserted.
 iran vs. the west ; daniel 8:
iran to announce 'unlimited increase' in uranium enrichment as tensions flare with trump administration


iran's atomic energy organization plans to announce monday further steps to walk away from its commitments under the 2015 joint comprehensive plan of action (jcpoa), including an "unlimited increase" in uranium enrichment.

representatives of iranian media have been invited to hear the announcement from iran's arak nuclear facilities. the iranian government plans to move forward with "an unlimited increase in the enriched uranium stockpile and a second step that iran could take to back off from certain commitments"
 senator tom cotton calls for 'retaliatory military strike' against iran after tanker attacks

june 16, 2019

hile president donald trump has stated that he does not want to go to war with iran, one of his biggest supporters on capitol hill, arkansas republican senator tom cotton, said on sunday that he supports a military strike against iran in the wake of attacks against commercial oil tankers in the gulf of oman last week.

cotton, a senate armed services committee member and a u.s. army veteran, said "unprovoked attacks" like the thursday incident against vessels near the strait of oman are enough to warrant military action against the islamic republic of iran. u.s. and u.k. naval forces assisted in helping the oil tanker crewmen after the attack intelligence agencies from both countries have blamed on iran.

"these unprovoked attacks on commercial shipping warrant a retaliatory military strike. cotton and u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo, who also appeared on the network sunday morning, both cited decades of aggressive behavior from tehran and stated the u.s. "always [has] authorization to defend american economic interests," as pompeo noted.

"we can make a military response in a time and a manner of our choosing," cotton said. "unprovoked attacks on commercial shipping warrant a retaliatory military strike against the islamic republic of iran," he reiterated.

"the fastest way to get the fire and the fury of the u.s. military unleashed on you is to interfere with the freedom of navigation on the open seas and in the air," cotton continued. "that's exactly what iran is doing."

house intelligence chairman adam schiff, who also appeared on face the nation sunday, said, "there's no question that iran's behind the attacks...the problem is we're struggling, even in the midst of this strong evidence, to persuade our allies to join us in any kind of response. it shows just how isolated the u.s. has become."

"a retaliatory military strike against iran would make it clear we will not tolerate any kind of attacks on commercial shipping on the open seas," cotton said
iran tried to shoot down us reaper drone that arrived on scene of oil tanker attacks: officials

june 15, 2019

iran fired a missile – but missed – at an american drone on thursday after the supposed iranian attack on oil tankers, while another u.s. drone was shot down by iran-backed rebels in yemen in recent days.

a senior u.s. official told fox news that an mq9 reaper drone was fired on by the iranians on thursday shortly after it arrived at the scene where the mv altair tanker sent out a distress signal amid the attacks the u.s. says were perpetrated by iran.

then at 6:45am local time, a missile was fired at the drone, but missed. the u.s. military said that it was a modified sa-7 fired from iran’s mainland. it was fired on after the drone arrived on station to assist the norwegian tanker.

the news comes amid tensions in the region following the attack on oil tankers that put the u.s. and iran on the brink of a direct conflict.
pm slams iran statement, acceleration of nuclear program (watch video)

netanyahu: 'israel will not allow iran to develop nuclear weapons that threaten our existence and endanger the entire world

june 2019

prime minister binyamin netanyahu commented on iranian foreign minister javad zarif's statement regarding the acceleration of the iranian nuclear program: "zarif is lying again. iran is the one that openly threatens, every day, to destroy the state of israel."

the prime minister continued: "iran continues to entrench itself militarily in syria. and today, the iaea reports that iran is accelerating its nuclear program.

"i repeat: israel will not allow iran to develop nuclear weapons that threaten our existence and endanger the entire world," concluded prime minister netanyahu.
what's happening between the u.s. and iran? crisis escalates after attacks by world's most important oil route
june 13, 2019

rising tensions between the united states and iran have been accompanied by several high-profile incidents in the gulf of oman, a body of water that connects the arabian sea to the strait of hormuz, the world's most important maritime oil traffic route, threatening to further escalate an already volatile situation in the region.

further complicating matters, the japanese trade ministry reportedly said the two tankers were carrying "japan-related" cargo and the attacks came just as japanese prime minister abe shinzo made a historic visit to tehran and met with iranian supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei in a bid for "for peace and stability in the region." iranian foreign minister mohammad javad zarif tweeted that "suspicious doesn't begin to describe what likely transpired this morning," while his u.s. counterpart mike pompeo officially laid the blame on iran.

the explosions were likely to only further stir unrest in a region already beset by tensions. the international crisis group's u.s.-iran trigger list regards the strait of hormuz as a "severe" flashpoint between the two longtime rivals and said thursday that the recent incident in the gulf of oman "highlights how regional tensions and prospects for conflict—intended or accidental—are on the rise."

"if iran is behind the attack, as the administration is now noting, it's further upping the ante and we're entering a much more dangerous dynamic between the us and iran."
 the two -horned ram is pushing:
us imposes new iran-related sanctions on iraq-based firm, associates

june 12, 2019

the us has imposed iran-related sanctions on an iraq-based company and two people, according to a notice posted on the us treasury department website on wednesday.

the treasury said in a statement that it had imposed the sanctions on south wealth resources company (swrc) and two of its iraqi associates, which the us accuses of trafficking hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of weapons to militia in iraq backed by the islamic revolutionary guard corps-qods force (irgc-qf).

the treasury added that the scheme also served to enrich previously sanctioned abu mahdi al-muhandis, an iraqi adviser to irgc-qf commander qasem soleimani, who has run weapons smuggling networks and participated in bombings of western embassies and attempted assassinations in the region.

“treasury is taking action to shut down iranian weapons smuggling networks that have been used to arm regional proxies of the irgc qods force in iraq, while personally enriching regime insiders.”
world unrest: the nations are angry...
 protests erupting worldwide: what’s it mean? (video)

june 11, 2019

protesters clashed with police in albania, moldova, hong kong and beyond as 500 demonstrators were arrested in kazakhstan. meanwhile, colombia has opened its border with venezuela. political strategist john jordan joins rick sanchez to share his insights.

 "then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. matthew 24:9
 chinese christians memorize entire bible in prison: gov't 'can’t take what’s hidden in your heart'

june 12, 2019

chinese christians imprisoned for their faith are memorizing scripture passages smuggled to them on small pieces of paper because prison guards “can’t take what’s hidden in your heart,” one former prisoner revealed.

22 christians from the hunan province took a 13-hour train ride to attend the leadership training held at a 700-square-foot hotel room. out of the 22 christians present, 18 had been imprisoned for their faith.

“if we get caught what will happen to me?” 

“well, you will get deported in 24 hours, and we will go to prison for three years,” the chinese christians responded. after beginning his lesson, the pastor realized he only had 15 bibles to pass around, so seven people went without.

“i said, 'turn to 2 peter 1, we are going to read it.' just then one lady handed hers to the person next to her, and i thought ‘hmm interesting,'” he recalled.

as the christians began reading, he quickly realized why she had given her bible away: she had memorized the whole book.

“when it was done, i went over to her at a break and said, ‘you recited the whole chapter,’” he said. she replied, “in prison, you have much time in prison.”
as it was in the days of sodom
 ahead of jerusalem pride, police say they’re recruiting transgender officers

law enforcement on high alert, with some 2,500 officers deployed to protect estimated 30,000 participants; far-right activist arrested ahead of march

6 june 2019

in a clear show of support for the lgbt community, police revealed that in recent months the force has recruited several transgender trainees and that one of them has already completed her course and is working her beat. the march comes a day after israel appointed its first openly gay cabinet minister.

bentzi gopstein, leader of the far-right group lehava, said his group had received a police permit to protest near the march. gopstein said they planned to use loudspeakers to disrupt those “bringing disaster to israel.”

in a statement, gopstein charged, “the purpose of the march is to dissolve the values of the jewish family and to turn jerusalem and all of israel into sodom.” he called the march “lgbt terrorism.”

hundreds of israelis participated in a mass wedding tuesday in tel aviv for gays
the event involved an unofficial wedding ceremony for 23 gay couples,who walked down the aisle, took vows and danced at a banquet, cheered by friends, family and supporters.

june 5, 2019

the annual tel aviv pride parade, set for june 14, draws flocks of foreign visitors to the city, which flaunts itself as one of the world’s most gay-friendly tourist destinations.
daniel 8:
iran could make nuclear weapon in 6-8 months, says former iaea deputy

olli heinonen accuses un atomic agency of allowing tehran to weaponize uranium, while also criticizing trump decision to bolt deal

june 5, 2019

a former deputy head of the un’s atomic watchdog said wednesday that iran is capable of producing a nuclear bomb in six to eight months. in an interview with israel’s army radio, olli heinonen said that israel and the gulf states “have a reason to worry.”

“iran is actually weaponizing uranium enrichment without making a weapon,” he claimed. “i think they felt comfortable [with the trump decision]. they have the enrichment technology and they can create more centrifuges. probably they [will be] able to withstand a lot of sanctions,” he said.

“i think they felt comfortable [with the trump decision]. they have the enrichment technology and they can create more centrifuges. probably they [will be] able to withstand a lot of sanctions,”
iran honors iraqi shiite paramilitary group that us labels terrorists

june 5, 2019

in an apparent effort to sway iran's public opinion in favor of the regime's involvement in middle east conflicts, the iranian government's television channels are airing a video that glorifies a key anti-american iraqi shiite group.

the next mission of iraqi harakat hezbollah al-nujaba after the defeat of is will be targeting israel.

harakat hezbollah al-nujaba, or the movement of the noble ones, is a radical shiite militia group of nearly 10,000 fighters known for its anti-american and pro-iranian rhetoric. the shiite militia group is mainly active in iraq, but it has also sent hundreds of members to fight in syria since its establishment in 2013.

in 2017, the group announced the formation of the golan liberation brigade, which aims to remove israel from the golan heights.
german intel: iran buying illegal technology for weapons of mass destruction
new report also confirms iran's purchase of missile technology to manufacture "nuclear, biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction."

june 4, 2019

the islamic republic of iran is involved in the illicit procurement of technology for weapons of mass destruction, the german intelligence agency for the northern state of mecklenburg-vorpommern wrote in its may report.

“the fight against the illegal proliferation of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons of mass destruction and the materials needed for their manufacture, as well as the corresponding delivery systems [e.g. rockets], including the necessary knowledge, in cooperation with other authorities, is also the responsibility of counterintelligence.”

according to the bavarian report, iran’s regime is “making efforts to expand its conventional arsenal of weapons with weapons of mass destruction.” the bavarian agents define weapons of mass destruction as “the spread of atomic, biological [and] chemical weapons of mass destruction.”

iran was termed a “risk country” in the 335-page bavarian document outlining serious threats to the security and democracy of the state of bavaria.

 'we are ready' for any iranian proxy attack, says senior israel navy officer

with tensions still high, a senior naval officer told the post navy commanders are ready for anything, anywhere.

june 3, 2019

with tensions high between the united states and iran, the israel navy is prepared for any threat posed by hezbollah, iran’s terror proxy in lebanon.

while israel has remained officially mum on the war of words between tehran and washington, the idf is well aware of the strategic threat a war between the two foes could pose to the jewish state.
iranian commander: we are an absolute power in the region

commander of iranian revolutionary guards claims: america has been defeated in its political philosophy.

may 29, 2019

the commander of the iranian revolutionary guards, major general hossein salami, said on tuesday that iran’s “absolute power” in its region has sapped the capacity of the united states to wage war against it.

“the enemies of iran don't hunt for a war, either. but there is a difference between them and us: they are afraid of war; their limit is where their life is in danger, which makes them easy to be defeated,” he claimed.

those comments came just days after salami had warned that iran was “on the cusp of a full-scale confrontation with the enemy”.

iran orders its proxies to 'prepare for war' 

may 23, 2019

the united states has managed to deter a pending iranian attack against american interests in the middle east, that after confirmed reports revealed that the commander of the islamic revolutionary guards' elite 'quds force' – general qassem soleimani – ordered iranian-proxies in iraq to target american installations and servicemembers.

the us continues to see intelligence suggesting that iran is actively planning attacks against the us and partners in the region by the revolutionary guard and iranian proxies in yemen and iraq.
 false prophets everywhere:
saps advises people to beware of false prophets

one of the victims told saps the prophet told him the cellphone he is using has some demonic powers.

may 20, 2019

saps is investigating multiple cases of people claiming to be conned by a certain “prophet”.

the false prophet is believed to be using the lord’s name to lure his victims. one of the victims told saps the prophet told him the cellphone he is using has some demonic powers.

the victim gave the prophet his phone to pray over and remove the demons while the victim ran some errands. when the victim came back the prophet was nowhere to be found.

johannesburg central saps communications officer xoli mbele said they are appealing to members of the public to refrain from believing anyone they meet on the streets.

“don’t believe anyone you don’t know and introduces himself as a man of god or a prophet. don’t listen to him when he prophesies to you,” said mbele.
 daniel 8:
this is how easily the u.s. and iran could blunder into war

both countries say they don’t want it. but here’s a scenario where it happens anyway.

may 24, 2019

as tensions mount between the united states and iran, american and iranian leaders publicly insist they want to avoid war. yet history is littered with accidents, misperceptions, miscalculations, hidden bureaucratic agendas and other factors that produced armed conflicts nobody seemed to want. this is one fictional example of how easily a war between the united states and iran could start. none of this has happened — but it could. read more:
russia slams u.s. ‘warmongering’ in iran as rouhani vows no surrender ‘even if our land is bombed’


speaking to reporters on thursday, russian foreign ministry spokesperson maria zakharova said the white house was intentionally provoking the iranians, hoping to pressure them into retaliation that would provide a casus belli for a military strike. zakharova said the u.s. “is escalating the situation by sending aircraft carriers and bombers to the persian gulf region.”

“these actions are accompanied by warmongering statements and groundless and unproven accusations addressed to iran saying that the country is involved in some sabotaging operations on the adjacent territories and posing threats to american diplomats in neighboring iraq,” she said.

nonetheless, the pentagon has reportedly presented a new plan to send another 10,000 u.s. soldiers to the middle east as a deterrence measure.

iran tells donald trump the only thing that will ‘end’ is him


iran’s top diplomat has rejected president donald trump's recent threat, saying it was he whose days were numbered.

following talks with pakistani officials in islamabad, iranian foreign minister mohammad javad zarif responded to an ultimatum issued sunday on twitter by trump, who warned, "if iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of iran. never threaten the united states again!" zarif previously reacted by citing thousands of years of persian history against aggressors such as alexander the great and genghis khan, but now the minister directed his warnings toward the republican leader himself.

"mr. trump, with his own comments, has shown that, firstly, he does not know history, and, secondly, he does not know the people of iran," zarif said, according to the semiofficial tasnim news agency. "thirdly, he is proving that claims by him and his colleagues about supporting the iranian people are nothing but lies."

"a few days ago, he said, 'iran will end'; iran will see his end, but he will never see the end of iran," zarif added.
 u.s. accuses iran regime's terrorist revolutionary guards over tanker attack

may 24, 2019

the u.s. military on friday accused iran’s revolutionary guards (irgc) of being directly responsible for attacks on tankers off the united arab emirates earlier this month, describing it as part of a “campaign” by tehran driving new u.s. deployments.

“the attack against the shipping in fujairah we attribute it to the irgc,” said rear admiral michael gilday, the director of the joint staff, adding the pentagon attributed limpet mines used in the attack to the irgc. he declined to describe “the means of delivery” of the mines.

the remarks were made at a pentagon news briefing to explain u.s. plans to send 900 more forces, including engineers, to the middle east to bolster u.s. defense and extend the deployment of some 600 personnel manning patriot missiles.
pentagon proposes bolstering us forces in mideast amid iran tensions

trump says he doesn’t think extra troops needed, but ‘we’ll see what happens with iran’

may 23, 2019

the pentagon on thursday outlined proposals to the white house that would send military reinforcements to the middle east to beef up defenses against iran amid heightened tensions in the region.

“what we’re focused on right now is, do we have the right force protection in the middle east,” shanahan said, referring to defensive forces. “it may involve sending additional troops.”

he said he was in regular contact with marine gen. kenneth f. mckenzie, the central command chief, about how to shape the us force presence in the mideast with potential iranian threats in mind.
will this be what angers the goat?

iran building new crossing on syria border that would let it smuggle weapons, oil, experts say

may 23, 2019

new satellite images indicate iran is building a border crossing at the syrian-iraqi border, which would open up a coveted land route from iran to lebanon, according to western intelligence sources.

the area is under the control of pro-iranian shiite militias. last summer, iran increased its presence in the area.

the border crossing would enable iran to maintain land access in syria, beirut and the mediterranean sea. regional and western sources said the iranians are planning to use this new route for smuggling operations, including trafficking weapons and oil, to avoid the looming u.s. sanctions.

without syrian or iraqi supervision, iran and its allies would have an unprecedented advantage in transferring whatever they wish, experts say.
 khamenei predicts demise of israel and the us

iranian supreme leader says iran’s youth will witness the demise of israel and american civilization.


khamenei is notorious for his rhetoric against the united states and israel.

khamenei regularly verbally attacks israel. he has several times in the past referred to the jewish state as a “cancer” and threatened to "annihilate" the cities of tel aviv and haifa.

several days later he took to twitter again to blast both israel and the us.

“today, to hell with the us and zionist regime for threatening the iranian nation. their threats and atrocities have so far failed and will continue to fail; the sanctions will also be defeated by the grace of resistance,” he wrote.
something will make the west mad:
reports: iran increases production of enriched uranium

may 20, 2019

the tensions between iran and the united states come one year after trump decided the u.s. would withdraw from a nuclear deal between iran and world powers.

both the united states and iran say they do not want war. yet many observers worry any mistake by either side could lead to events out of their control.

both the semi-official fars and tasnim news agencies reported on the increased production of enriched uranium. they said the information came from a spokesman for iran’s nuclear agency. the official said iran “in weeks” would reach the 300-kilogram limit set by the nuclear deal. he added that the government had informed the international atomic energy agency about its move.

trump’s comment came just hours after a katyusha rocket fell in baghdad’s green zone, about 1.5 kilometers from the u.s. embassy. no injuries were reported.

an iraqi military official told the associated press that the rocket was fired from east baghdad. that area is home to many iran-supported militias.

trump wrote on twitter, “if iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of iran. never threaten the united states again!”

iranian foreign minister mohammad javad zarif tweeted that trump was making “genocidal taunts. he ended his tweet with “try respect – it works!”
 iraq / iran -two horns:
 iraqi shiite figures warn us-iran war could 'burn' iraq

may 20, 2019

leading iraqi shiite figures warned monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the u.s. and iran, saying it would turn iraq into a battlefield yet again, just as it is on the path to recovery.

the warning came hours after a rocket slammed into baghdad's heavily fortified green zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling u.s. embassy. no injuries were reported and no group immediately claimed the sunday night attack.

on monday, two influential shiite clerics and a leading politician — all with close ties to iran — warned that iraq could once again get caught in the middle. the country hosts more than 5,000 u.s. troops, and is home to powerful iranian-backed militias, some of whom want those u.s. forces to leave.

populist shiite cleric muqtada al-sadr said any political party that would drag iraq in a u.s.-iran war "would be the enemy of the iraqi people."

 trump warns if tehran attacks, it will be ‘official end of iran’

amid soaring gulf tensions, us president issues stern warning to islamic republic: ‘never threaten the united states again’

may 20, 2019

us president donald trump issued a stern warning to iran on sunday, suggesting that if the islamic republic attacks american interests, it will be destroyed.

“if iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of iran. never threaten the united states again,” trump said in a tweet. iran’s foreign minister downplayed the prospect of a new war in the region on saturday, saying tehran opposed it and no party was under the “illusion” the islamic republic could be confronted.

the american embassy in baghdad — the world’s largest — lies within the fortified neighborhood, also known as the international zone, which is surrounded by concrete walls.

the apparent attack came amid heightened tensions across the persian gulf, after the white house ordered warships and bombers to the region earlier this month to counter an alleged, unexplained threat from iran.

there also have been allegations that four oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the united arab emirates last week, and iran-aligned rebels in yemen claimed responsibility.

rocket fired at us embassy in iraq the same model used by iran

may 19, 2019

the rocket that exploded sunday outside the u.s. embassy in baghdad is of a design trafficked by iran and used by middle eastern terrorist groups.

while it is unclear who was responsible for firing or supplying the katyusha rocket, weapons of the same type were seized by yemeni authorities on an iranian ship in 2013. iran is known to support terrorist groups in the region both financially and with arms, and iranian forces are known to field katyusha rockets.

brig. gen. yahya rasoul said that the iraqi military believed the rocket was fired from east baghdad, where many iran-backed shiite militias are based.

u.s. and british forces in iraq and syria were put on high alert last week after intelligence reports warned of a potential iranian threat. the united states has deployed the uss abraham lincoln aircraft carrier strike group, an amphibious warfare ship, a contingent of b-52 bombers, and a patriot missile defense battery to the region.
daniel 8 - straight up:
 trump says war will mean 'official end of iran,' warns 'never threaten the united states again'

may 19,2019

president trump fired a social media broadside at the iranian regime sunday afternoon, vowing that war between washington and tehran would result in "the official end of iran" before warning, "[n]ever threaten the united states again!"

trump tweeted hours after a rocket landed less than a mile from the u.s. embassy in baghdad's heavily fortified green zone, the first such attack since september. an iraqi military spokesman told reporters the rocket appeared to have been fired from east baghdad, which is home to several iran-backed shiite militias.

tensions between the u.s. and iran have risen in recent weeks after the trump administration ordered warships and bombers to the middle east earlier this month to counter threatened attacks against u.s. interests by iran or iranian-backed forces.

the u.s. also ordered nonessential staff out of its diplomatic posts in iraq days after secretary of state mike pompeo visited baghdad told iraqi intelligence that the united states had been picking up intelligence that iran is threatening american interests in the middle east. two iraqi officials told the associated press that pompeo had offered no details of the alleged threat.
iraqi factions a wild card in us-iran blame game

may 18, 2019

amid prolonged dares and double-dares between tehran and washington — punctuated with claims from both sides that they don't want a war — iraq has made it known it won't become a proxy battleground. the issue becomes a bit murky, however, when factoring in iraq's pro-iranian armed military factions.

for example, harakat hezbollah al-nujaba, a radical shiite militia in iraq, has long been demanding that us troops leave iraq. the pro-iran group, an affiliate of iraq's popular mobilization units (pmu), defines itself as “a faction of the islamic resistance in iraq, which aims to defend the homeland and sanctities in both syria and iraq.”

nujaba announced may 13 that iraqi resistance factions are ready to target us interests whenever they deem appropriate. "confrontation with the united states will only stop once it is eliminated from the region, along with the zionist entity,” it said, referring to israel.
 two horns-the higher one comes up later:
once again, iraq caught up in escalating us-iran tensions

may 17, 2019

when u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo sat down with iraqi officials in baghdad last week as tensions mounted between america and iran, he delivered a nuanced message: if you're not going to stand with us, stand aside.

the message, relayed to the associated press by two iraqi government officials, underscores iraq's delicate position: its government is allied with both sides of an increasingly contentious confrontation.

"the big question is how iraqi leaders will deal with (their) national interests in a country where loyalty to external powers is widespread at the expense of their own nation," iraqi political analyst watheq al-hashimi said. "if the state cannot put these (iranian-backed militias) under control, iraq will become an arena for an iranian-american armed conflict."

 iran's top general tells iraqi militias to prep for 'proxy war' amid us-iran tensions

may 17, 2019

a top iranian general has told iran-backed militias in iraq to “prepare for proxy war” in the wake of heightened tensions between iran and the u.s., which accused the militias of moving missiles toward american forces.

qassem soleimani, a commander of iran’s extraterritorial military operations quds force, called for a meeting with the militias three weeks ago, but the exact timing of the gathering remains unclear, the guardian reported thursday.

american military experts have suggested that “iran or its proxies” damaged four commercial ships off the coast of the united arab emirates (uae) on sunday. saudi arabia, meanwhile, accused tehran of ordering “the terrorist acts” against their oil pipeline, a drone attack that was claimed by yemen’s iran-allied houthi rebels.

the meeting likely played a role in the trump administration’s decision this week to pull all non-essential government staff from iraq. secretary of state mike pompeo warned iraqi officials that iran-backed militias have moved their missiles near to the bases housing americans.
iran’s irgc chief: ready for 'full confrontation' with the us

on april 8 the us designated the irgc a terrorist organization. salami was appointed to head the organization on april 21.

may 16, 2019

the islamic revolutionary guard corps released a statement on wednesday claiming the country was now working at maximum capacity in preparation for a “full confrontation” with its “enemy,” which is a reference to escalating tensions with the united states.

the statement, from newly appointed irgc commander hossein salami, said that this was a decisive moment for the iranian “revolution” and that iran’s enemies were working hard to break the stability and will of the iranian people. on may 13 the irgc commander said that us naval forces might present an “opportunity” for the group to strike at, and the irgc hinted that it was preparing for “full scale war” with the us.
 iran-backed militias moved rockets near american bases in iraq

may 15, 2019

secretary of state mike pompeo told iraqi officials that u.s. intelligence showed iran-backed militias moved missiles near bases housing american forces.

pompeo made the disclosure to iraq’s top brass during his surprise visit earlier this month, reuters reported. the revelation comes just hours after all non-emergency personnel at the u.s. embassy in iraq was ordered to leave the country.

u.s. officials said last week that urgent "credible threats" from iran against americans were detected in iraq, prompting the embassy to advise against all travel to the region, citing “heightened tensions.” on wednesday morning, all non-emergency personnel at the u.s. embassy and consulate in iraq was ordered to leave the country. normal visa services were also temporarily halted.

but the claim at hostile militia forces are positioning the rockets near bases housing american troops, provides more insight into the threats the u.s. faces in the middle east in the wake of rising tensions between the trump administration and the iranian regime.

secretary of state mike pompeo said tuesday that “we fundamentally do not seek war with iran, we’re looking for the regime to simply stop conducting assassination campaigns throughout europe.”
white house reviews military plans against iran: new york times

may 13, 2019

the top u.s. defense official has presented an updated military plan to president donald trump’s administration that envisions sending up to 120,000 troops to the middle east should iran attack american forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, the new york times reported on monday.

citing unnamed administration officials, the times said acting defense secretary patrick shanahan presented the plan at a meeting of trump’s top security aides on thursday. trump wants to force tehran to agree to a broader arms control accord and has sent an aircraft carrier and b-52 bombers to the gulf in a show of force against what u.s. officials have said are threats to u.s. troops in the region.
us ‘smart enough’ not to want war against iran unless pompeo & bolton get their way

13 may, 2019

the us is “smart enough” not to ignite a war with iran because it will push the world to the brink of economic disaster and lead to a shortage of oil. but washington and gulf hawks could get their way, an analyst told rt.

tensions in the already troubled persian gulf ratcheted up again after the united arab emirates claimed that four commercial ships – among them two saudi tankers – were targeted in what they loosely called a “sabotage operation.” the uae and iran called to investigate the incident which is still surrounded by mystery.

but could the alleged “act of sabotage” be conveniently used to pin the blame on iran – an arch-rival of many gulf monarchies – and eventually become a prelude to military action against the country?

the united states knows that if there is a war, all the oil and gas [facilities] in the persian gulf and all the tankers will be destroyed. these facilities are located close to each other which makes them especially vulnerable in case of war. if annihilated, they will not be rebuilt for years, plunging the world into “a great economic depression.”
iranian commander: us forces must leave the region

iranian navy commander says presence of americans in the persian gulf "has reached its end".

may 13, 2019

iranian navy commander rear admiral hossein khanzadi on sunday called on the us forces in the persian gulf to leave, reuters reported, citing the isna news agency.

“the presence of the americans in the persian gulf region has reached its end and they must leave the region,” khanzadi said. in addition, a senior iranian revolutionary guards commander said the us military presence in the gulf used to be a serious threat but now represents a target.

“an aircraft carrier that has at least 40 to 50 planes on it and 6,000 forces gathered within it was a serious threat for us in the past but now it is a target and the threats have switched to opportunities,” said amirali hajizadeh, head of the guards’ aerospace division, according to reuters.

“if (the americans) make a move, we will hit them in the head,” he warned.
 initial us investigation blames iran for ship sabotage attacks

each ship has a 5- to 10-foot hole near or just below water line, and american military team believes they were caused by explosive charges set by iranians or their proxies

may 14, 2019

an american military team’s initial assessment is that iranian or iranian-backed proxies used explosives sunday to
blow large holes in four ships anchored off the coast of the united arab emirates, a us official said monday.

the team of us military experts was sent to investigate the damages at the request of the uae, but american officials have not provided any details about what exactly happened or any proof as yet about the possible iranian involvement in the explosions.

gulf officials have characterized the damage to the tankers as sabotage. two saudi oil tankers, a norwegian-flagged vessel, and a bunkering tanker flagged in sharjah, one of the uae’s seven emirates, all suffered similar damage sunday.

america is deploying an aircraft carrier and b-52 bombers to the persian gulf to counter alleged, still-unspecified threats from tehran.
 us-iran conflict could break out ‘by accident,’ britain warns

uk foreign secretary says he’s ‘very worried’ about unintended escalation, calls for period of calm so both sides can understand each other’s mindsets

13 may 2019

britain warned monday that conflict might break out “by accident” between the united states and iran amid rising tensions, as european union powers gathered to thrash out ways to keep the nuclear deal with the islamic republic afloat.

the warning came after the united states announced the deployment of the uss abraham lincoln aircraft carrier strike group to the persian gulf to counter an alleged but still-unspecified threat from iran, the latest in a long line of such deployments to the strategic region.

tensions mounted last week, when iranian president hassan rouhani said that signatories to the deal now have 60 days to come up with a plan to shield his country from the sanctions imposed by us president donald trump.

hunt said that “if iran becomes a nuclear power its neighbors are likely to want to become nuclear powers. this is already the most unstable region in the world. this would be a massive step in the wrong direction.”
“lovers of pleasure instead of lovers of god”

after 40 years, 'megachurch' pastor slams christianity and quits, deacon claims he had affair

may 7, 2019

dave gass, a former pastor who most recently led grace family fellowship in pleasant hill, missouri, has renounced his christian faith as a system rife with abuse that caused him “mental and emotional breaks.”

“after 40 years of being a devout follower, 20 of those being an evangelical pastor, i am walking away from faith. even though this has been a massive bomb drop in my life, it has been decades in the making,” he began in the thread before moving on to compare scripture to greek mythology.

“when i was in 8th grade and i was reading greek mythology, it dawned on me how much of the supernatural interactions between the deity of the bible and mankind sounded like ancient mythology. that seed of doubt never went away,” he said.

“i was fully devoted to studying the scriptures. i think i missed maybe 12 sundays in 40 years. i had completely memorized 18 books of the bible and was reading through the bible for the 24th time when i walked away,” he wrote.
“in the last days…dangerous times will come”

100 million women ‘missing’ worldwide trapped in sex slavery, killed by abortions or domestic violence

may 12, 2019

as many as 100 million women and girls are estimated to be “missing and unaccounted for” — mostly in asia and africa — as the quantitative impact of sex-selective abortions, sex slavery and horrific abuses against women is shown in available data, a new report claims.

christian humanitarian agency gospel for asia released the report “one hundred million missing women” this week to provide an overview of the population crisis arising worldwide. the new report cites experts who have used data available dating back to the 1980s to determine that between 90 to 100 million women and girls who should be alive today “simply do not exist.” read more:

daniel 8 - in your face:
 first assessment blames iran for middle east ship explosions, official says

may 13, 2019

an american military team assessing blasts that damaged four commercial ships off the coast of the united arab emirates (uae) sunday has blamed iran or iranian-backed proxies using explosive charges, a source told fox news on monday evening.

each ship had a 5-to-10-foot hole in it, near or just below the water line, a u.s. official told the associated press. a norwegian-flagged vessel, two saudi oil tankers and a bunkering tanker flagged in sharjah, one of the uae's seven emirates, all suffered similar damage sunday.

the u.s. has warned ships that "iran or its proxies" could be targeting maritime traffic in the region, and america has moved additional ships and aircraft into the region. president trump warned iran on monday afternoon it will "suffer greatly" if the country does "anything" in the form of an attack. that statement came three days after iran warned it easily could destroy a naval fleet sent by the united states in order to ward off a potential threat to u.s. commercial interests.
iran may attack israel if u.s. standoff escalates, warns top israeli minister

yuval steinitz, a close netanyahu ally in the likud, warned on sunday of possible direct or proxy iranian attacks on israel should the stand-off between tehran and washington escalate

may 12, 2019

israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu's government, which supports trump's hard tack against its arch-foe, has largely been reticent about the spiraling tensions.

parting with the silence, israeli energy minister and close likud ally of netanyahu, yuval steinitz said that, in the gulf, "things are heating up".

"if there's some sort of conflagration between iran and the united states, between iran and its neighbors, i'm not ruling out that they will activate hezbollah and islamic jihad from gaza, or even that they will try to fire missiles from iran at the state of israel," steinitz, a member of netanyahu's security cabinet, told israel's ynet tv. read more:
 "one mind"
 rome opens up exorcism course to all major christian faiths to fight rising demonic forces

may 09, 2019

for the first time in 14 years, the roman catholic church has opened up its annual exorcism class in rome to all major christian faiths in a bid to stem the rising tide of demonic forces around the world.

“the idea is to help each other, to establish best practices if you will,” father pedro barrajon, 61, one of the organizers of the 14th edition of the “course on exorcism and prayer of liberation,” taking place at the pontifical university of regina apostolorum. “this is the first time that different denominations have come together to compare their experiences on exorcisms.”

more than 241 people, both lay and religious, from more than 40 countries signed up for the course this year, crux now reported.

“i'm here to understand the catholic perspective. we are fighting the same enemy in the name of the lord, even if there are some parts of the anglican church that have lost belief in satan,” course participant benjamin mcentire, a protestant priest from alaska, said.

the one-week course which is taught in italian at a cost of approximately $450 is being held may 6- 11. it is described as the first course in the world that proposes careful academic and interdisciplinary research of exorcisms.
 daniel 8:
'u.s. can send carrier through strait of hormuz despite iran tensions'

"if i need to bring it inside the strait, i will do so," vice admiral jim malloy, commander of the us navy's bahrain-based fifth fleet said in an interview by phone.

may 10, 2019

the commander overseeing us naval forces in the middle east told reuters on thursday that american intelligence showing a threat from iran will not prevent him from sending an aircraft carrier through the vital strait of hormuz, if needed.

vice admiral jim malloy, commander of the us navy's bahrain-based fifth fleet, did not say whether he would send the uss abraham lincoln carrier strike group into the strategic waterway off iran, through which passes a fifth of oil consumed globally.

the pentagon said it expedited the lincoln's deployment and sent bombers to the middle east after us intelligence signaled possible preparations by tehran to stage attacks against us forces or interests. malloy said the intelligence was linked "with actual activity that we observed."

the officials also noted growing concerns about the threat from iran-backed shi'ite militia in iraq, which have long avoided any confrontation with us troops under the shared goal of defeating islamic state, a sunni militant organization.
 trump urges iran to talk over nuclear program, cannot rule out military action

may 9, 2019

u.s. president donald trump on thursday urged iran’s leadership to sit down and talk with him about giving up tehran’s nuclear program and said he could not rule out a military confrontation given the heightened tensions between the two countries.

at an impromptu news conference at the white house, trump declined to say what prompted him to deploy the uss abraham lincoln carrier group to the region over what was described as unspecified threats.

“we have information that you don’t want to know about,” said trump. “they were very threatening and we have to have great security for this country and many other places.”
how the war between america and iran will start

iran is laying trip-wires for a violent, costly escalation. america’s response will be determined by a besieged president, an administration led by anti-iran hawks and a pre-occupied congress

may 08, 2019

there are growing signs that there could be escalation at the edge provocative attacks by pro-iranian shia forces operating in the wild west of iraq. how will america handle this form of escalation?
iranian threat that prompted deployment of us carrier, bombers to middle east ‘is real’, official warns


the iranian threat to american troops that prompted the deployment of an aircraft carrier and a bomber task force to the middle east “is real,” a u.s. official told fox news on monday.

the official’s underscoring of the danger posed by the islamic republic comes amid an associated press report in which a source identified “clear indications” that iranian and iranian proxy forces were preparing for a possible attack on american troops in the region. “the threat is real,” fox news was told by the u.s. official.

white house national security adviser john bolton said in a statement sunday night that the u.s. is deploying the uss abraham lincoln carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the u.s. central command region, an area that includes the middle east.

"the united states is not seeking war with the iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the islamic revolutionary guard corps, or regular iranian forces,” he said. bolton also said the move was in response to "a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings," without elaborating.

 israel passed white house intelligence on possible iran plot

may 6, 2019

israel passed information on an alleged iranian plot to attack u.s. interests in the gulf to the u.s. before national security adviser john bolton threatened iran with "unrelenting force" last night, senior israeli officials told me.

why it matters: bolton's unusual and aggressive statement included news that the u.s. would move an aircraft carrier to the region. the officials said intelligence gathered by israel, primarily by the mossad intelligence agency, is understood to be part of the reason for bolton's announcement.

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behind the scenes: information about possible iranian plots against the u.s. or its allies in the gulf were raised two weeks ago in talks held at the white house between an israeli delegation headed by national security adviser meir ben shabbat and a u.s. team led by bolton, the israeli officials told me.

the intelligence about a possible iranian plot is not very specific at this stage, but the officials said it was clear the threat was against a u.s. target in the gulf or u.s. allies like saudi arabia or the uae. the bottom line: an israeli official told me mossad drew several scenarios for what the iranians might be planning:

"it is still unclear to us what the iranians are trying to do and how they are planning to do it, but it is clear to us that the iranian temperature is on the rise as a result of the growing u.s. pressure campaign against them, and they are considering retaliating against u.s. interests in the gulf."
hated faithful:
christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels’

may 3, 2019

the interim report said the main impact of “genocidal acts against christians is exodus” and that christianity faced being “wiped out” from parts of the middle east.

it warned the religion “is at risk of disappearing” in some parts of the world, pointing to figures which claimed christians in palestine represent less than 1.5% of the population, while in iraq they had fallen from 1.5 million before 2003 to less than 120,000.

the obscenity of this being allowed to happen is as vile as any other genocide, there were just as many warnings for those who made the effort to look, just as there were coming from germany in the 1930s.

“whether it is in authoritarian regimes, or bigotry masked in the mistaken guise of religion, reports like the one launched today remind us that there are many places in which christians face appalling levels of violence, abuse and harassment.”

 “an estimated 150-200 million pigs” have been hit by a global plague of biblical proportions

april 29, 2019

african swine fever is the greatest threat to global food production that we have seen since world war ii ended. as you will see below, the disease has now spread “to every province in mainland china”, and it has now infected “an estimated 150-200 million pigs”. to put that number in perspective, that is more pigs than the entire u.s. pork industry produces in an entire year. in other words, the equivalent of the entire u.s. pork industry has just been wiped out. on top of that, african swine fever has also spread to cambodia, tibet, romania, south africa and vietnam. the losses are staggering, and this crisis continues to get worse with each passing week.

if it starts spreading in north america too, there is going to be a lot of panic and the mainstream media will be forced to start paying a lot of attention to this story. over the coming months, supplies of pork are going to get tighter and tighter, and prices are going to shoot higher and higher. we have never faced a crisis quite like this, and nobody is quite sure what is going to happen next.

 goat and ram confrontation is coming:
 why iran-us confrontation may intensify under new irgc commander

april 30, 2019

iran replaced the commander of its powerful islamic revolutionary guard corps (irgc) less than two weeks after the united states designated it a "foreign terrorist organization." given the wider global agenda advanced by the new irgc commander, the replacement is a clear signal from tehran that bowing to washington's pressure is not an option.

on april 22, supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei appointed hossein salami as the irgc's new chief, ending mohammad ali jafari's tenure of over a decade. as recently as late january, he cautioned israel that a possible war in the region will lead to its immediate annihilation — well before the united states may decide to come to its rescue. "we warn israel against committing a mistake. if it fails to heed the message, it will definitely be wiped off the page of life."

the tough rhetoric has not spared the united states either. "the iranian people have banged the us [government's] head against the wall so hard that it is now in a state of downfall, and not just militarily. it is losing political wisdom as well and is right on the verge of collapse," he said in january. the attacks against washington have been incessant.
 escape from great tribulation?
minutes after sunday school class said they would die for christ, half killed in sri lankan bomb blast

april 22, 2019

just minutes after expressing their willingness to die for christ, half the children from one sunday school class at zion church in batticaloa were reportedly killed in the easter sunday suicide bomb attacks in sri lanka.

“today was an easter sunday school at the church and we asked the children how many of you willing to die for christ? everyone raised their hands," caroline mahendran, a sunday school teacher at the church, said, according to israeli public figure hananya naftali. "minutes later, they came down to the main service and the blast happened. half of the children died on the spot.”

"when we realized it was an explosion, we followed the sound of fire engines and ambulances. the scene was terrifying. there was blood and body parts strewn all over. it was heart-rending to see the bodies of children."
 "this vision is for the time of the end" - daniel 8:17:
‘a whole new phase of confrontation’: new revolutionary guards head shows iran readying for conflict

22 apr, 2019

tehran’s appointment of a hardline new commander of its revolutionary guards corps (irgc) could signal that iran is preparing for conflict with the us, former pentagon analyst michael maloof has told rt.

brigadier general hossein salami, 58, will replace mohammad ali jafari as the elite unit’s commander-in-chief, iranian state media reported sunday. salami served as jafari’s deputy since 2009 and began his career in the guards in 1981. he is a veteran of the iran-iraq war.

salami’s appointment could represent a dramatic shift in iranian policy, maloof believes. the appointment “shows iran is fully expecting a greater military response, whether it’s from israel or the us, or both. that’s why i think this appointment represents a harder line.”

“watch for troop movements,” he said, warning of possible clashes over the strait of hormuz, an important maritime trade corridor in the persian gulf. “watch for the potential of moving in carrier task forces on or near the gulf area. that will be indicative of a confrontation, and this is exactly what [us national security advisor] john bolton wants.”
 when you see the abomination of desolation standing where it should'nt:
priests sacrifice passover lamb in jerusalem

april 22, 2019

the temple institute is dedicated to rebuilding the temple on mount moriah (the temple mount) in jerusalem and its ceremonies in accordance with the biblical commandments. the jerusalem-based group are preparing every aspect of temple worship and “restoring the central role it fulfilled in the spiritual wellbeing of both israel and all the nations of the world,” according to the group’s mandate.

in accordance with the biblical commandment, priests from the temple institute sacrificed a passover lamb this year overlooking the temple mount in the ancient city of jerusalem.

 ram is pushing:
iran threatens to close strait of hormuz in response to us sanction waiver

‘if we are barred from using it, we will shut it down,’ revolutionary guard navy commander says about strategic marine passageway, as tehran vows oil sales will continue


the commander of the islamic revolutionary guard corps’ navy threatens to close the strategic strait of hormuz in response to the us decision to end sanction waivers on iranian oil imports.

“according to international law, the strait of hormuz is a marine passageway and if we are barred from using it, we will shut it down,” general alireza tangsiri says according to the reuters news agency.

“in case of any threat, we will have not even an iota of doubt to protect and defend the iranian waters,” he adds.

reuters also quotes an unnamed source in iran’s oil ministry as saying that “whether the waivers continue or not, iran’s oil exports will not be zero under any circumstances unless iranian authorities decide to stop oil exports … and this is not relevant now.”
mother of harlots:

pope francis and king mohammed make an “appeal for jerusalem” (part two)

apr 17, 2019

reuters: pope, morocco’s king, say jerusalem must be open to all faiths

crux: pope francis, moroccan leader issue appeal for jerusalem

times of israel: pope in morocco urges jerusalem be protected for all religions

al jazeera: pope in morocco: protect ‘multi-religious’ jerusalem

trt: pope says jerusalem ‘common patrimony’ on morocco trip

these headlines — these “appeals” for jerusalem, these demands that jerusalem “be open for all faiths,” that jerusalem “be protected for all religions” — all suggest that jerusalem requires such a worldwide “appeal” to end its current unsatisfactory status, that jerusalem should be “open to all faiths” as it is not now, that jerusalem must in the future “be protected for all religions” as it is not now. these tendentious headlines already shape the readers’ response, which is to believe that israel’s control of jerusalem must be faulted, and needs to be corrected. read more:
 two horns and - the horn from the west:
iraq struggles to distance itself from us-iran tensions

april 16, 2019

iraq is trying hard to dissociate itself from the rising hostilities between iran and the united states, as it hopes to preserve its national interests without aligning with either axis in the conflict.

iraq depends on iran for a large portion of its electricity supply. the united states has warned iraq several times to cut its electricity imports from iran. previously, washington granted a short-term waiver to iraq exempting it from us sanctions and allowing it to import electricity and gas from iran. the waiver was extended a few times, but as us rhetoric against tehran intensifies, washington's tolerance with baghdad's imports won't last forever.

iraq has realized that us tolerance regarding electricity imports is limited, and thus has attempted to find alternate electricity sources in the region. washington is tightening the noose on iranians in iraq and the region. it recently added the islamic revolutionary guard corps (irgc) to its list of foreign terrorist organizations. this will affect the iraqi shiite militias that are working under the popular mobilization units, as they are in direct contact with the irgc and quds force commander qasem soleimani.

the us charge d’affaires in baghdad joey hood warned the iraqi militias receiving support from the irgc that the impact of us actions against iran will affect them as well. “it is not normal for a revolutionary guard to be coming into another country and doing things without coordination with that government and trying to destabilize it, and weaken the sovereignty of that government,” hood said.

he added that if they stand with iran, they will lose their relationship with the united states. “this designation makes it clearer and clearer that people can have a relationship with the problematic parts of the iranian government, like the irgc, or they can have a relationship with the united states and our financial system, but they cannot do both at the same time," he said.
the us must stop iran's takeover of yemen

april 16, 2019

the islamic republic of iran has been encircling saudi arabia with the apparent goal of taking over saudi oil fields and holy sites, and the major international shipping lanes on either side of the arabian peninsula: the bab al mandeb and the strait of hormuz. iran has also been occupying syria and iraq; running lebanon by means of iran's terrorist proxy group, hizballah, and funding yet another terrorist group, hamas, in the gaza strip, presumably in the hope of destroying israel.

even more alarming, by far, is that iran is on the threshold of obtaining nuclear weapons and the ballistic missiles to deliver them. iran, in short, has adopted a dangerous, expansionist ideology that needs to be taken seriously. america must stop iran from taking over yemen. read more:

one mind:
russia says ‘new world order’ being formed

april 12, 2019

russian foreign minister sergei lavrov declared today that the western, liberal model of society is dying, and a new world order is taking its place.

“the western liberal model of development, which particularly stipulates a partial loss of national sovereignty – this is what our western colleagues aimed at when they invented what they called globalization – is losing its attractiveness and is no more viewed as a perfect model for all. moreover, many people in the very western countries are skeptical about it,” lavrov said.

“particularly because there are a lot of issues that require generally acceptable solutions. these include regional conflicts, international terrorism, food security and environmental protection. this is why we believe that only diplomacy can help make agreements and reach sustainable decisions that will be accepted by all.

“the us and its allies are trying to impose their approaches on others,” lavrov noted. “they are guided by a clear desire to preserve their centuries-long dominance in global affairs although from the economic and financial standpoint, the us – alone or with its allies – can no longer resolve all global economic and political issues,” he said.
 daniel 8:
iran says it will help revolutionary guards fight 'terrorist' u.s. military; allies offer their support


iran and its regional allies have vowed to support its revolutionary guards against the united states, which has labeled the elite military branch a terrorist organization.

in a statement translated by iran's semi-official press tv, the general staff of the iranian armed forces called president donald trump's move "unwise" and warned it "will be treating all the forces enlisted with centcom [the u.s. central command] as terrorists."

the statement also denounced "criminal and bloodthirsty america's adventuristic actions in the region over the past several decades," as well as its support for israel and, allegedly, the islamic state militant group (isis), al-qaeda and other jihadi forces. the harsh words came amid a number of other high-profile moves in support of the revolutionary guards in recent days.

the iranian military's chief of staff major general mohammad hussein bagheri warned that his forces would "consider the u.s. troops in west asia as terrorists and if they make a mistake, we will confront them vigorously," according to iran's semi-official mehr news agency. various other senior generals also pledged their support for the revolutionary guards and stated their readiness to take on the u.s., as well as israel, if commanded.
 many false prophets will arise:
 false prophets shake south african faith

rape and fraud scandals involving fake pastors have prompted calls for regulation of churches in south africa. there have been a number of high-profile cases in recent months involving disgraced pastors.

president cyril ramaphosa has even got involved, urging south africans to come together to curb bogus pastors.

victims of alleged sexual abuse have detailed their experiences to the bbc and criticised the invulnerability of so-called men of god who use their position of authority as a cover for abuse. watch video:
daniel 8 and the two horns:
 will iraq reemerge as battleground between us, iran?

april 9, 2019

as the trump administration’s decision to designate iran’s islamic revolutionary guard corps (irgc) as a "foreign terrorist organization" comes into action, eyes ought to be on areas of common influence, where both iran and the united states are present and active, whether politically or militarily.

and while countries such as lebanon, syria and afghanistan are emerging as potential fields of confrontation — directly or by proxy — iraq remains perhaps the most ripe and ready of fronts given the us military presence and also the level of iranian influence, which goes beyond individual groups and militants to the heart of the iraqi military establishment.

the fall of saddam hussein’s regime following the us-led invasion of iraq in 2003 created a vacuum that both the united states and iran have sought to fill over the past 16 years. the complications of the new iraq involve its transformation into a space of common iranian and american influence — and also a struggle that has become a war by proxy, mounting as the differences between the two countries grow.
 showdown: iran, israel, and the west:
hassan rouhani - iran’s national nuclear day: "if you claim that you can block advanced technology with your sanctions – you are lying and you know it."
april 10, 2019 

"dear audience, you have flags. in honor of all the jihadi efforts of our country's nuclear industrialists, as well as the efforts invested in the atomic energy organization, the office of the vice president for science and technology, and the other relevant organizations.

today, and throughout the past year, we have launched 114 new technologies via the atomic energy organization of iran. this is the message to the world: you have not succeeded and you will not succeed in preventing the progress and development of the iranian people and [their] scientists. if yesterday you feared our ir-1 centrifuges – well, here you go!

today, we launched a chain of 20 ir-6 centrifuges. if you persevere in your injustice and wrongdoing, you will also see a chain of ir-8 centrifuges in the not-so-distant future. you cannot prevent the scientific progress of the iranian people. if the purpose of your sanctions was to diminish iran's military power, know that in the past year – as you are fully aware – we have acquired missiles and weapons that you could not have imagined."
 “you will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” (matthew 24:6)

iran follows russia to venezuela, but u.s. military sees china as 'true threat'

april 10, 2019

iran has followed russia's lead in shoring up ties with venezuela at a time when the united states sought to oust the embattled latin american country's socialist government, but china's presence there may be the pentagon's gravest concern.

venezuelan foreign minister jorge arreaza defiantly told a press conference monday that his country "will continue military-technical cooperation with russia" after moscow's decision last month to send aircraft and up to 100 personnel to caracas rattled washington. arreaza has just returned from the middle east, securing support for venezuelan president nicolás maduro from syria and lebanon.

while the u.s. has been joined by much of latin america, as well as western allies abroad, in backing guaidó, maduro was still recognized by china, iran, russia, turkey and other international powers, as well as fellow leftist-led bolivia, cuba, el salvador, mexico, nicaragua and uruguay within the region. moscow and beijing have warned washington against intervention against maduro and have sent international aid.

the presence of russian, chinese and iranian planes in caracas has outraged the u.s., which already has troops based in neighboring colombia and in other countries across a region long targeted by washington's efforts to halt the spread of leftist ideologies.
 daniel 8:
iran has developed missiles 'beyond your imagination,' iran's president warns

april 10, 2019

ran’s president hassan rouhani has hit back at the united states following the trump administration’s announced decision to designate the islamic revolutionary guard corps (irgc) as a “terrorist group.”

turning president donald trump’s accusation against the elite branch of the iranian military on its head, rouhani said in a tuesday address that the u.s. is the “leader of global terrorism.”

“you use terrorist groups against the peoples of the region and yet claim to have been fighting terrorism?” rouhani asked, according to iran’s fars news agency. “you are at the top of terrorism in the entire world.”

he warned, "you know that we have developed missiles since last year until this year that are beyond your imagination,” which suggests that iran could use its missiles to target u.s. bases or regional american allies in retaliation. tehran has previously claimed to have missiles with a range of more than 1,200 miles. on tuesday, iranian lawmakers met for a parliament session, wearing paramilitary uniforms and chanting "death to america."
 many false messiahs:
farrakhan claims to be jesus, promises to “bring about the end of the civilization of the jews”

apr 6, 2019

anti-semitic, pro-jihad louis farrakhan, in a stunning statement, declared himself to be jesus and said he would fulfill jesus’ mission, which he claimed was to “bring about the end of the civilization of the jews.” back in november, farrakhan lead a “death to america” chant during a “solidarity trip to iran.”

speaking at a ‘savior’s day event in february, farrakhan said that “god does not love this world. god never sent jesus to die for this world. jesus died because he was 2,000 years too soon to bring about the end of the civilization of the jews. he never was on a cross, there was no calvary for that jesus.”

“the real story is what i tried to tell you from the beginning. it didn’t happen back there. it’s happening right while you’re alive looking at it,” farrakhan continued. “i represent the messiah. i represent the jesus and i am that jesus. if i am not, take my life.”
daniel 8:4,5,17:

i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great. as i was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground. "understand that the vision concerns the time of the end."
officials confirm us to name iran’s revolutionary guard a terror group monday

unprecedented move will be first time washington blacklists a foreign military; designation could complicate iraq, lebanon ties and spark backlash against us interests in region

april 8, 2019

the trump administration is preparing to designate iran’s revolutionary guards a “foreign terrorist organization,” an unprecedented move against a national armed force that could have widespread implications for us personnel and policy in the middle east and elsewhere.

officials informed of the step said an announcement was expected monday, after a month’s long escalation in the administration’s rhetoric against iran, its support for militia groups in syria, lebanon, iraq and yemen, as well as anti-israel groups in the region and beyond.

although the guard has broad control and influence over the iranian economy, such penalties from the us may have limited impact. the designation, however, could significantly complicate us military and diplomatic work, notably in iraq, where many shiite militias and iraqi political parties have close ties to the guard.



iran to place us army on ‘terror list’ if washington does the same with revolutionary guards

7 apr, 2019

the us army will land in the company of jihadists on iran’s list of terrorist organizations, should washington declare the nation’s elite islamic revolutionary guard corps (irgc) a terrorist group, iranian lawmakers warned.

any us attack against the irgc will be met with strong “reciprocal measures,” 255 of the 290 iranian lawmakers said in a statement issued on sunday, local media reported. the mps warned that the response will make the “the leaders of america, who themselves are the creators and supporters of the terrorist groups in the region, regret their foolish actions.”

reports that washington is preparing to officially designate iran’s elite military unit as a ‘terrorist organization’ appeared earlier this week.
 isaiah 17:1: “a prophecy against damascus: "see, damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.”
all options on table for liberating golan from israel, syria fm warns

 apr 4, 2019

damascus warns tel aviv not to go too far in its occupation of syria's golan heights, saying all options remain on the table for liberating the strategic region, which has been under israeli occupation for more than five decades.

the stern warning was delivered by syrian foreign minister walid al-muallem on thursday during a joint presser with his venezuelan counterpart, jorge arreaza, in the capital, damascus. syria, muallem said, is strongly determined to protect its sovereignty and liberate "every inch" of the country, which has been, since 2011, the scene of a crisis fueled by the us, israel and their allies with the aim of toppling the damascus government.

he further emphasized the syrian nation's right to its land and said "every inch of the occupied syrian territories will be liberated. syria will liberate the occupied golan by all means, and all choices are on the table,” muallem stressed. "israel’ mustn’t go [too] far...we have the will and determination."
  beast control:
china behavior rating system v/s sweden microchip implants | must watch technology

june 2018

this video ought to alarm the believer to certain possibilities of mass control of the peoples are here!
 daniel 8:
hamas: iran was behind rocket attack on central israel

march 27, 2019

a senior hamas official reportedly has implicated iran as the force behind the rocket attack into central israel on monday morning.

in that rocket attack from the gaza strip on the israeli community of mishmeret, seven people were hurt.

the israel hayom daily cites the senior hamas figure as saying that iran wanted such an attack to take place in order to hurt prime minister benjamin netanyahu in his campaign for the april 9 knesset election.

tehran allegedly “went over the heads” of the leadership of hamas, which rules the gaza strip, and ordered an islamic jihad cell to carry out the attack.
with an eye on iran, u.s. clinches strategic port deal with oman

march 24, 2019

the united states clinched a strategic port deal with oman on sunday which u.s. officials say will allow the u.s. military better access the gulf region and reduce the need to send ships through the strait of hormuz, a maritime choke point off iran.

the united states grows increasingly concerned about iran’s expanding missile programs, which have improved in recent years despite sanctions and diplomatic pressure by the united states.

a u.s. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the deal was significant by improving access to ports that connect to a network of roads to the broader region, giving the u.s. military great resiliency in a crisis.

“we used to operate on the assumption that we could just steam into the gulf,” one u.s. official said, adding, however, that “the quality and quantity of iranian weapons raises concerns.”
 daniel 8: ram pushing...
mullahs and the english opium-eater

march 24, 2019

media controlled by iran's islamic revolutionary guard corps claimed that syrian president bashar assad has agreed to cede control of latakia to iran just as he has transferred control of tartus to russia. tehran official media reports imply that neither iraq nor syria have sovereign governments and that both are under iranian control.

in just a few years' time, so the pipe-dream goes, the world will have four super-powers: russia, china, the us and iran. and then, iran will launch the next phase of its project for the "new islamic civilization" by destroying first israel and then the united states.

at the same time, the country is on the brink of environmental tragedy, with the drying up of over 300 lakes and at least 60 rivers. mass unemployment, rampant inflation and widespread corruption have put iran on the same slippery slope as venezuela

and last week, general muhammad-ali aziz-jaafari, chief of the iran's islamic revolutionary guard corps (irgc), claimed that he has over 200,000 troops under his command in iraq and syria, the first time since 7th century ad that iran has had such a military presence in the levant.

earlier this month, "supreme guide" ali khamenei published a manifesto for the creation of a "new global islamic civilization" to replace the old one that he believes is too tired to conquer the world and prepare the return of the "hidden imam".

 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

magnitude 5.7 earthquake in western turkey injures 3

march 20, 2019
zechariah 12:3: “and in that day will i make jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all of the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

jordan’s king warns israel: ‘jerusalem is a red line’

march 21, 2019

in the wake of recent tensions on the temple mount, king abdullah ii of jordan said, “to me, jerusalem is a red line, and all my people are with me.” his comments, made on wednesday during a visit to the city of zarqa, north of jordan’s capital of amman.

the jerusalem center for public affairs, an israel-based think tank, says that fatah sources say that jordan is behind the recent “effort to take control of the gate of mercy building on the temple mount.” jordan also worries that israel intends to establish a synagogue on the temple mount, jcpa says.

“its main concern is that it will be alleged that while the hashemite kingdom was serving as guardian of the mosque of al-aqsa, israel managed to take a physical hold of the place. that would go down in muslim history as an eternal disgrace and would severely damage the image of the hashemite dynasty, which claims it is directly descended from the prophet mohammed,” jcpa says.

"and there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;"
earth hit by meteor explosion 10 times more powerful than nuclear bomb, but no one noticed

march 19, 2019

on december 18, 2018, the third largest meteor explosion in the last century occurred and almost no one noticed despite it emitting the equivalent energy of 173 kilotons of tnt – 10 times more powerful than the hiroshima bomb.

the airburst explosion happened in the skies above the bering sea, off russia’s kamchatka peninsula. the event was detected by 16 infrasound monitoring stations around the world, which were established to detect nuclear explosions within the earth’s atmosphere. its smoke trail was snapped by the japanese himawari-8 weather satellite, which just happened to be photographing that area of the sky at the time.

using the satellite data, it is estimated that the space rock measured some 10 meters (33 feet) in diameter, with a mass of around 1,400 tons, meaning it did not meet nasa’s 140-meter lower limit for asteroids to be classified as dangerous near-earth objects.

 daniel 8:
iran inches closer toward its goal of ‘wiping israel off the map’

with such dire promises of conflict, it would be expected that the international news media and politicians around the world would have something to say about the situation.

mar 17, 2019

iran’s military activities and clear public threats to annihilate israel continue to grow in frequency and intensity. these moves not only instill fear, as they are doubtless meant to do; they also threaten to disrupt the international community. iran’s continued abusive behavior continues to be cozied up to at worst, or at best, ignored.

one of the core pillars and revolutionary ideals of the islamic republic is destroying the jewish state. it is also one of the religious prophecies of the founder of the islamic republic of iran, ayatollah ruhollah khomeini, and his successor, the current supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei, that israel will be eventually erased from the face of the earth.

as iran’s theocratic establishment believes that the supreme leader is allah’s representative on earth, whatever words or desires the supreme leader utters are considered wishes, which must be brought to life by allah’s true believers.
iran's top general in iraq and syria, gets nation’s highest award


top iranian military figure known for his shadowy role in iran's foreign intervention in iraq and syria has received his country's highest military honor at a ceremony monday alongside supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei.

major general qassem soleimani, the commander of the revolutionary guards' expeditionary quds force, became the first iranian general to receive the order of the zulfiqar since the 1979 islamic revolution that overthrew a west-sponsored monarchy. with the u.s. attempting to contain tehran's growing influence across the region, soleimani has been a persistent, popular symbol of iran's footprint abroad.

as head of the quds force, soleimani has quietly led iranian operations in iraq and syria, where tehran has supported the two allied arab governments in battling the islamic state militant group (isis). soleimani's new decoration was further evidence of the extensive role played by a man who vowed to lead iranian military action against the u.s., if ordered, during a war of words between iranian president hassan rouhani and president donald trump last summer.

soleimani responded directly to trump, stating: "if you begin the war, we will end the war."
in the last days - lovers of pleasure more than lovers of god:
 gay umc pastor to conduct same-sex weddings despite traditional plan

march 06, 2019

an openly gay pastor in the united methodist church said he will conduct same-sex weddings despite the denomination's recent vote to maintain its view that homosexuality runs counter to the gospel and will enforce tougher punishments for violating church discipline.

pastor mark thompson, a 61-year-old father of three, is a pastor at central united methodist church in lansing, michigan, who has lived openly as a homosexual for the past 10 years, according to wkar.

since the umc book of discipline considers homosexuality “incompatible with christian teaching,” thompson said it has been hard for him to stay celibate and ignore his desire to be in a same-sex relationship.

the pushing ram:

venezuela in crisis: iran's poisonous role

nicolás maduro's regime in venezuela is fortified by russian mercenaries, cuban paramilitary elements, hezbollah, and iranian basij and quds force operatives. even if the venezuelan military defects to support interim president juan guaidó, they would still have to face up to the foreign irregular forces supporting maduro. what is behind iranian and hezbollah penetration into venezuela and other parts of south america? video:
the two horns daniel 8 now together:
iran used us to destroy iraq

the iranian government used george w. bush and barack obama to promote its own interests and now donald trump is left to deal with the fallout.

bush was warned that iran was the major threat in the middle east, not iraq; that the mullahs would make life hell for us troops if he invaded iran; and that iran wanted to take control of iraq. but why? well, iraq was home to a group exiled from iran, the people’s mujahadeen of iran (pmoi/mek), who were fighting for a free iran.

the mek has been a great threat to the continued rule of the mullahs since the early 1980s, which is why they’ve executed over 120,000 mek members and smeared them as terrorists in the western media. so when tensions between iraq and the us flared up, iran saw its opportunity.

so iran began to take control over iraq, funding anti-us insurgent groups, harassing us forces, and bombing us troops. thus, in 2009, obama pulled us combat troops out of iraq, which left a power vacuum for iran to exploit and left the mek at the mercy of iran-backed iraqi special forces who launched missile attacks on their compounds.

 talks of third temple bring unrest:
 what's behind the unrest at al-aqsa's bab al-rahma?

palestinians see any change in status quo a step towards partitioning holy site, building the third temple over al-aqsa.

march 1, 2019

even when the site - known as haram al-sharif (noble sanctuary) for muslims and temple mount for jews - may at times appear to be relatively calm, halawani and other palestinians know that this is an illusion.

they believe the fragile status quo is being gradually eroded as israelis continue to take steps in asserting sovereignty over the site, with the goal of spatially and temporally partitioning the holy compound and eventually building the third temple over the ruins of al-aqsa, as propagated by the temple movement activists.
 the pushing ram:
 watch: iranian, hezbollah forces amass near israel-syria border

march 3, 2019

a combination of iranian and hezbollah troops in syria are reportedly gathering close to israel’s northern border as part of an alleged plan to capture israeli portions of the golan heights. video:
 irgc deputy commander: we'll cleanse the world of israel's filth (video)

watch: deputy commander of iranian revolutionary guards corps threatens israel yet again.


the deputy commander of the iranian revolutionary guards corps, general hossein salami, is threatening israel yet again.

in a speech that aired on february 19 on irinn tv, salami said that iran's sword has been "drawn out of its sheath" and that iran has plans to break the united states, israel, saudi arabia, and their allies and “cleanse the world of their filth.” watch video:

 “the spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.”        1 timothy 4:1
south african pastor facing lawsuits over alleged resurrection


a viral stunt by a south african preacher may lead to several lawsuits, after the self-declared prophet claimed to have resurrected a man at his church in johannesburg.

a group of funeral directors have said they plan to sue pastor alph lukau for a spectacle he put on in which he appears to convince churchgoers that he brought a man back from the dead. in a now-viral video, he can be heard shouting "rise up" to a man in a coffin. the man then sits upright as onlookers cheer.
the funeral directors, as well as other concerned parties, say lukau staged the resurrection to manipulate south africans into donating to the church.

"there are no such things as miracles," said a spokesperson for the commission for the promotional and protection of cultural, religious and linguistic communities, according to bbc. "they are made up to try to get money from the hopelessness of our people."

jesus was a 'sorcerer,' bible a 'book of magic,' say christian witches ahead of first annual convention

february 20, 2019

the first annual christian witches convention is set to be hosted in salem, massachusetts, this april and will feature internationally recognized prophet calvin witcher who agrees with the convention’s host that jesus was a sorcerer and the bible is really a “book of magic.”

the rev. valerie love, the force behind the event who describes herself as a practicing christian witch and an ordained minister of spiritual consciousness, recently launched the covenant of christian witches mystery school to help christians tap into magic, which critics are condemning as "dangerous." she insists there is nothing wrong with the idea of christians practicing magic despite biblical warnings against it.

in an extended discussion with witcher approximately two months ago on reconciling the practice of witchcraft and christianity, witcher, whose website says he “brings god’s messages to humanity through powerful teaching and training, allowing non-traditional followers to hear the divine voice of hope,” said the bible is a “huge book of sorcery.”

“the bible is a huge book of sorcery. you literally can’t get around that. you can’t get around jesus being a magician. there’s just no way,” he said. witcher, who describes himself as a believer in christ who still speaks with tongues from his background in the pentecostal church, said the scripture has “haunted me” and agreed that they were both still working on getting up to jesus’ level.

“my background in pentecostalism really set me up on a good foundation. we had tools. we did anointing oils, prayer shawls, demonology was taught very regularly at least in my circle.

iran unveils fateh submarine, capable of launching anti-ship cruise missiles, mines, torpedoes; commander of iran navy hossein khanzadi: it is time to banish the u.s. from the region

february 17, 2019

commander of the navy of the islamic republic of iran army hossein khanzadi said that iran has a 24/7 presence in its territorial waters and claimed that the u.s. believes that the region is no longer safe for its presence. he added: "the time has come for us to banish them from the region." watch video:
leader of iraqi pro-iran al-nujaba militia: 'our response [to the u.s.] will not be only a missile attack... we will draw closer to them, and... surprise them'

february 20, 2019

sheikh akram al-kaabi, secretary-general of the iraqi shi'ite pro-iran "hizbullah al-nujaba" militia, discussed the importance of the qods force – the special force of iran's islamic revolutionary guards corps (irgc) that operates outside iran – and its ideological and practical contribution to the iraqi shi'ite militias.

stating that if the u.s. were to act against the iraqi shi'ite militias the latter's response would be surprising and decisive, he emphasized that it would not consist of only a missile attack. he clarified that the resistance axis led by the iranian regime would not allow iraq to become an american satellite or to act against iran.

a whole lot of daniel 8 news:
 rouhani unveils sub armed with cruise missile after iran's fm says chances of war 'great'

iran has developed a large domestic arms industry in the face of international pressure and embargoes that have barred it from importing many weapons.

february 17, 2019

iranian president hassan rouhani on sunday inaugurated a new domestically-built submarine armed with cruise missiles at a time of rising tensions with its arch-enemy the united states. the unveiling came on the heels of the country's foreign minister saying the chances of war with israel are "great."

"it weighs 600 tonnes and enjoys state-of-the-art weaponry, including torpedoes, naval mines and cruise missiles that could be launched from a submerged position," iran has developed a large domestic arms industry in the face of international pressure and embargoes that have barred it from importing many weapons.

last year, iran’s navy launched a domestically built destroyer, which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties.
 watch: arab leaders back united front with israel against iran

foreign ministers from bahrain, saudi arabia say iran threatens the rest of the middle east, undermines arab-israeli peace efforts.

february 14, 2019

in a video released by the prime minister's office, khalifa stated: "we grew up talking about the palestine-israel dispute as the most important issue that we have to see solved one way or another. but then, at a later stage, we saw a bigger challenge. we saw a more toxic one, in fact the more toxic one in our modern history, that came from the islamic republic, from iran.”

saudi foreign minister adel al-jubeir stated: "everywhere in the region of iran plays a destructive role, look at the palestinians - who supports hamas and the islamic jihad that harm the palestinian authority, who is making a mess in syria? iran. who is trying to smuggle chemical weapons to kuwait and bahrain? iran. who s building weapons factories in sudan? iran. who is trying to do a mess in africa, indonesia, thailand? iran can be found everywhere."

"it is impossible to stabilize the region without peace between israel and the palestinians, and it is impossible to stabilize the region without peace in lebanon and syria, and every time we go to this region, we see the evil behavior of iran ... if we want peace and stability in the middle east, we must make clear to the iranians that if they want to be treated as a normal country they have to behave like a normal country," al-jubeir added.
pence urges eu to pull out of nuclear deal, says iran planning ‘new holocaust’

at warsaw conference, us vice president calls tehran the ‘greatest threat’ to peace and stability in middle east

february 14, 2019

speaking at a middle east conference in poland, pence accused iran of being the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, adding that it was the “greatest threat to peace and security in the middle east,” and accused the clerical regime of plotting a “new holocaust” with its regional ambitions.

pence said the eu had “led the effort to create mechanisms to break up our sanctions… against iran’s murderous revolutionary regime. it is an ill-advised step that will only strengthen iran, weaken the eu and create still more distance between europe and the united states,” he added, according to a transcript by the reuters news agency. us and european divisions over iran led france and germany to opt against sending their top diplomats to the warsaw conference.

“as iran’s economy continues to plummet, as the people of iran take to the streets, freedom-loving nations must stand together and hold the iranian regime accountable for the evil and violence it has inflicted on its people, on the region and the wider world,” he said.

us sanctions “will get tougher still” unless iran “changes its dangerous and destabilizing behavior,” pence said. earlier at the same conference, us secretary of state mike pompeo said that “confronting iran” was an essential requirement for achieving peace in the middle east. “you can’t achieve peace and stability in the middle east without confronting iran, it’s just not possible,” he told reporters ahead of a meeting with prime minister benjamin netanyahu.
 pm warns iran: attack israel and ‘it will be the last anniversary you celebrate’

after irgc commander threatens to raze tel aviv and haifa if us strikes and pledges support for hezbollah, netanyahu tells it not to make ‘terrible mistake’

february 11, 2019

prime minister benjamin netanyahu on monday threatened the iranian regime with destruction after an iranian military leader warned that the islamic republic would raze major israeli cities if the us attacked it.

“i don’t ignore the threats from the iranian regime, but i’m also not intimidated by them,” netanyahu said in a hebrew-language video uploaded to social media.

“if this regime makes the terrible mistake and tries to destroy tel aviv or haifa, it won’t be successful, and it will be the last anniversary of their revolution they will ever celebrate. they should take that into account”, he said.
 iranian commander threatens to ‘raze tel aviv and haifa’ if us attacks

at rally for islamic republic’s 40th anniversary, yadollah javani says america ‘does not have the courage to shoot a single bullet’ at iran

february, 11, 2019

a senior commander in iran’s elite islamic revolutionary guards corps threatened on monday to destroy two of israeli’s largest cities if the country is attacked by the united states.

“the united states does not have the courage to shoot a single bullet at us despite all its defensive and military assets. but if they attack us, we will raze tel aviv and haifa to the ground,” brig. gen. yadollah javani was quoted as saying by state news agency irna

top political and military leaders in iran regularly call for israel’s annihilation, with a senior general recently claiming it would defeat the jewish state “within three days” in the case of a war.
in tehran, crowds streamed in the rain from a dozen of the capital’s far-flung neighborhoods to mass in central tehran azadi, or freedom square, on monday, waving iranian flags and chanting “death to america” — a chant that has been standard fare at anti-u.s. rallies across iran.

chants of “death to israel” and “death to britain” followed, and demonstrators burned u.s. and israeli flags. iranian state tv, which said millions participated in the celebrations, ran archive footage of the days of the uprising and played revolutionary songs. it later broadcast footage showing crowds across this country of 80 million.

watch: hezbollah threatens to ‘chop off america’s hand’ in iraq

february 8, 2019

iraqi hezbollah brigades spokesman jaafar al-husseini told lebanon’s mayadeen tv his troops will “chop off any hand” attempting to harm syria or iran, specifying that u.s. forces constitute legitimate targets for future strikes. watch video:
iran builds new secret missile site in syria for hezbollah

israel exposed on thursday iranian, syrian and hezbollah efforts to build a missile factory in the syrian town of safita.

february 7, 2019

iran, syria and hezbollah are establishing a missile factory on the outskirts of the syrian town safita, israel exposed on thursday according to channel 12.

israel’s strategy, according to the report, is to make the efforts public to thwart the construction and success of the factory, which is supposed to be where iran will turn hezbollah’s missiles into precision-guided munitions, capable of striking targets in israel with unprecedented accuracy.

“israel knows what you’re doing, and israel knows where you’re doing it,” he said. “what iran hides, israel will find.” hezbollah’s effort to build accurate and precise missiles, facilitated by iranian expertise, funding and guidance, has been targeted by israel on numerous occasions in syria.
 iran unveils new long-range missile on 40th anniversary of revolution

february 7, 2019

iran is destabilizing the entire middle east. they now have unveiled a long-range missile that can reach israel. they are threatening world peace!

iran’s new long-range missile puts israel at risk. it can reach a range of 1,300 kilometers. but not only is israel at risk, the entire world really is. iran is destroying the middle east. they are ruining the peace of the entire world. and they can’t be stopped if the world does not address the true threat of iran.

iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism throughout the world. they fund other terrorist organizations. they provide money and weapons. and they are leading the battle against western values. israel has been saying it all along, and now, it seems that some of the world is starting to understand how truly dangerous iran is. if the entire free world can’t manage to call terrorism by its name and address it properly though, we cannot expect anything to get better. watch video:
 vowing to confront iran, trump scolds ‘the vile poison of anti-semitism’

in key address to joint session of congress, president brings pittsburgh survivor as guest, says jerusalem embassy move fueled by ‘pragmatic realism’

6 february 2019

us president donald trump strongly condemned anti-semitism tuesday night as he vowed to confront iran and learn the lessons of the pittsburgh synagogue shooting, during his 2019 state of the union address.

“we will not avert our eyes from a regime that chants, ‘death to america,’ and threatens genocide against the jewish people,” trump said. “we must never ignore the vile poison of anti-semitism, or those who spread its venomous creed. with one voice, we must confront this hatred anywhere and everywhere it occurs.”
 'get out of syria,' iran tells u.s.

senior iranian figures said on wednesday that syria was a top foreign policy priority and american troops should withdraw, as planned by u.s. president donald trump.

february 6, 2019

“whether they want to or not, the americans must leave syria,” ali akbar velayati, a senior adviser to iran’s supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei, was reported as saying.

there are fears in the west that trump’s plan to extricate about 2,000 soldiers from syria will cede influence to tehran, which has backed president bashar al-assad in the nearly eight-year war, and also allow islamic state militants to regroup.

president hassan rouhani told moualem that peace in syria was a priority. “one of the important regional and foreign policy goals of the islamic republic is the stability and complete security of syria,”
 “they have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.” (rev 17:10)
180,000 attend first-ever papal mass on the arabian peninsula in islamic history

pope francis and grand imam sign declaration for 'world peace' and religious diversity

february 05, 2019

an estimated 180,000 people attended the first-ever papal visit to take place in the cradle of islam — the arabian peninsula — on tuesday to celebrate what has been dubbed the “year of tolerance.”

pope francis wrapped up his historic visit to the united arab emirates tuesday by delivering a mass to adoring catholics at zayed sports city stadium in abu dhabi.

his visit marks the first time in the 1,400 years of islamic history that a sitting pontiff has been invited by a muslim leader to deliver a sermon on the same peninsula that also birthed the religion of islam and houses two of its holiest cities, mecca and medina

according to american evangelical leader johnnie moore, who serves on the u.s. commission for international religious freedom and is the chair of the recently-formed congress of christian leaders, “it is impossible to exaggerate [the visit’s] significance.”

 “i looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the river, and the horns were long. one of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great… i was terrified and fell prostrate. "son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision concerns the time of the end." (daniel 8:3-5, 17)

intel: why trump’s iran policy is sparking iraqi outrage

february 4, 2019

president donald trump’s pledge to use a us base in iraq to “watch” iran has triggered a furious reaction from baghdad.

why it matters: amid bipartisan push-back against his decision to pull us troops out of syria, the president told cbs in an interview that ran sunday that al-asad base in anbar province, which the president visited just after christmas, could deal with the iranian threat. the comments sparked outrage from iraqi president barham salih, who insisted today the us never asked permission for a wider mission beyond fighting the islamic state (is, also known as isis.)

full quote: “we spent a fortune on building this incredible base,” trump told face the nation. “we might as well keep it. and one of the reasons i want to keep it is because i want to be looking a little bit at iran because iran is a real problem.”

the president has telegraphed to us foes that the american troop presence at al-asad could be used to interdict iranian movement in the region. that could make their job a lot harder.

“if the us is perceived as being in iraq not solely to assist the iraqi forces in [the] fight against isis, it will strengthen the hand of those who oppose the us presence,” said david witty, a retired us special forces colonel.

read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/02/intel-trump-iran-policy-sparks-outrage-iraq-troops.html#ixzz5ei3mzdcb
 iran says it has put ‘guided warheads’ on missiles that can reach israel

state media: new khoramshahr 2 is highly accurate, can carry two-ton payloads up to 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles)

4 february 2019

iran has equipped its most advanced, longest-range missiles, which can hit israel and us bases in the gulf, with new precision guided warheads, state media reported sunday. according to the unsourced report in the fars news agency, the new home-made guided warheads have now been attached to the khoramshahr, a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles.)

in december, us secretary of state mike pompeo accused iran of testing a medium-range ballistic missile capable of “carrying multiple warheads,” which he said could strike “anywhere” in the middle east and even parts of europe.

“as we have been warning for some time, iran’s missile testing and missile proliferation is growing. we are accumulating risk of escalation in the region if we fail to restore deterrence,” pompeo said.

 netanyahu: iran controls lebanon, wants to take over mideast

netanyahu voiced his statement on lebanon during a meeting of visiting un ambassadors led by israel's ambassador to the un danny danon.

february 3, 2019

“there is a great change taking place in the middle east, and this is the rise of the aggressive theocracy in iran that wants to conquer the middle east, destroy israel, and rule many other parts of the world,” netanyahu told a delegation of visiting ambassadors to the un as they left jerusalem via helicopter for a tour of the golan heights and the northern border, where they will be briefed on the hezbollah attack tunnels from lebanon the idf recently uncovered.

“iran has many branches,” netanyahu said. “one of them is hezbollah that has now joined lebanon’s government. this is actually misleading; hezbollah essentially controls the government of lebanon, which means that iran controls the lebanese government.”

“it is important to convey this powerful message,” netanyahu said. “just as we have prevented the terror tunnels that reached israel, we will prevent any aggression from lebanon, syria or iran itself. we are committed to preventing this aggression, and thereby are defending not only israel, but also all our neighbors and the entire world.”
iran: crowds screaming “death to america” and “death to israel” mark 40th anniversary of islamic revolution

february 2, 2019

ayatollah ahmad jannati, head of the influential experts assembly which appoints the supreme leader of the islamic republic, delivered a keynote speech rebuking factions seeking better ties with washington.

“curses on the wrong school of thought that thinks we can’t run the country unless america helps us,” he said, shaking a raised left hand.

“america’s power is on the decline, we should not be afraid of america,” jannati said as the crowd shouted slogans such as “death to america” and “death to israel.”
iran scaling up uranium production and mining, atomic chief says

ali akbar salehi, head of islamic republic’s atomic energy organization, says country is set to produce 300 tons of yellowcake per year.

february 1, 2019

precursor to enriched uranium, and has shipped two batches of the material to a uranium conversion facility.

ali akbar salehi, head of the atomic energy organization of iran, said the islamic republic was ready to increase its production of yellowcake to 300 tons per year over the next five to six years, and had shipped 30 tons on yellowcake from an industrial complex in the central province of yazd to a conversion facility in isfahan province.

last month, salehi said that iran had deceived nuclear inspectors by quietly purchasing replacement parts for its arak nuclear reactor while it was conducting negotiations for an international agreement under which it knew it would be required to destroy the original components.

last week salehi said iran has begun “preliminary activities for designing” a modern process for 20-percent uranium enrichment. restarting enrichment at that level would mean iran had withdrawn from the 2015 nuclear deal.
forty years since revolution, iran taunts 'declining' america

february 1, 2019

forty years after its revolution, iran has no fear of a “declining” america, a senior cleric said on friday at the start of official commemorations of the uprising that made the country a permanent enemy of the united states.

ayatollah ahmad jannati, a famously hardline cleric who is the secretary of the guardian council, a body with huge influence over the way iran is run, used his speech to mock the leadership of president donald trump.

“even many of america’s allies don’t listen to it anymore and they are not afraid of it,” jannati said at the mausoleum of ayatollah ruhollah khomeini, who returned from exile in france to lead the revolution exactly 40 years ago.

“america cannot manage its own affairs now,” jannati said in remarks carried by state television, adding that “millions of people are hungry there and america’s power is in decline.” he did not say what he was basing that assertion on.
 top iranian general: we can destroy israel ‘in three days’

amid rising tensions between idf and iranian forces in syria, irgc deputy leader says jewish state ‘will not find enough graves to bury their dead’

january 31, 2019

a top iranian general said thursday his country has developed a “strategic capacity” to destroy israel.
“iran has warned the zionist regime not to play with fire, because they will be destroyed before the us helps them. he vowed that a new war “will result in israel’s defeat within three days, in a way that they will not find enough graves to bury their dead.”

the comments followed a series of reciprocal taunts by israeli and iranian leaders in recent weeks amid rising tensions on the israeli-syrian border between idf and iranian forces. on tuesday, ali shamkhani, the secretary of iran’s national security council, warned that terror groups hamas and hezbollah were prepared to unleash an “inferno” on the jewish state. read more:
 iranian ayatollah: “until we turn the white house into a shiite islamic center, we’ll all shout: death to america!”

january 28, 2019

ayatollah khamenei’s representative in the fars province of iran, delivered a friday sermon in the city of shiraz on january 25, 2019. ayatollah dezhkham said that the iranian people are fighting and awaiting the day when the banner of islam will fly all over the planet and the mahdi establishes his global rule. he said that the economic sanctions are evidence that the u.s. and president trump are terrified of iran, and added: “until we turn the white house into a hussainiya [shiite islamic center], we will all continue to shout: ‘death to america!'” the crowd subsequently chanted: “death to america!”
pompeo: we must contain iran in mid east

22 january 2019

us secretary of state mike pompeo conveyed one clear message on his recent trip to the middle east, where he was reassuring us allies that the donald trump administration remained committed to the region, and it was that iran must be contained.

pompeo travelled to jordan, iraq, bahrain, the united arab emirates, qatar, saudi arabia and oman for high-level talks with monarchs and ministers over just seven days, but at each meeting, iran was a focus.

during an interview with al arabiya news channel, pompeo said: “countering iran, the threat from the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, the islamic republic of iran, is something [trump] has identified as one of his top priorities. we will do it with our partners in the middle east. this is a mission for the world. it’s incredibly important and we are determined to do it.”

more  daniel 8:
iran general: ‘new war will eliminate israel’

january 29, 2019

deputy commander-in-chief of the iranian revolutionary guards, brigadier general hossein salami, yesterday threatened israel saying if tel aviv “does anything to start a new war, it will obviously be the war that will end with its elimination”.

“we announce that if israel does anything to start a new war, it will obviously be the war that will end with its elimination, and the occupied territories will be returned. the israelis will not have even a cemetery in palestine to bury their own corpses,” salami was quoted as saying.

salami’s remarks came after israel’s latest assault on iranian positions in syria carried out last week.

“our strategy is to erase israel from the global political map. and it seems that, considering the evil that israel is doing, it is bringing itself closer to that,” salami said.
the eu confronts iran's terrorism and ballistic missile program

29 january 2019

last week, however, the eu took a harder line with iran over its ballistic missile testing and its global support of terrorism.

in fact, france just announced that it would impose new sanctions on the islamic republic if it did not make concessions regarding its ongoing ballistic missile tests, and germany has announced that it was banning flights by iran’s mahan air airliner following reports of its ongoing involvement with exporting weapons and terrorism to syria. in response, tehran threatened to reevaluate its relations with each country.

for their involvement in alleged assassination plots on european soil, the eu recently sanctioned and froze the assets of the directorate for internal security of the iranian ministry for intelligence and security. france, germany, and the eu, have now confronted iran over ballistic missile testing, and for continuing to transport weapons to promote terror and instability in syria.
 war with the west and iran - daniel 8:
is trump baiting iran into an armed confrontation?

analysts warn of heightened probability of conflict with iran as 'hardliners' take control of trump's foreign policy.

january 28th, 2019

with us president donald trump's top diplomat ramping up his campaign to confront iran's "malevolent influence" in the middle east, and his top national security adviser reportedly seeking military options to attack the islamic republic, iran observers are warning the us may be provoking tehran into an armed conflict that could quickly spread to the whole region.

us secretary of state mike pompeo and national security adviser john bolton, both of whom had previously advocated regime change in iran.

"even if trump does not desire further military entanglements in the middle east, pompeo and bolton appear to be edging the us towards military confrontation," then he adds: "donald trump's domestic troubles, combined with the current makeup of his foreign policy team, provide a confluence of circumstances, perhaps a perfect storm, to pull the united states into a war with iran,"

what's the us plan for iran?

"already pompeo is suggesting that a 'regional conflict' is inevitable if the world fails to latch onto the white house's iran strategy." us treasury secretary steven mnuchin accused tehran of using the sanctioned entities "to export terrorism and unrest across the globe". the toughest sanctions are backing iran into a small corner and now many problems are emerging

iranian foreign minister javad zarif said the us was turning the middle east into a "powder keg", with the number of weapons it is directing to its allies.last week, iran's air force commander, brigadier-general aziz nasirzadeh, was quoted as saying the country is "impatient and fully ready to confront the zionist regime and eliminate it from the earth" - a reference to the us' closest ally in the region, israel.

"the spark for a massive military conflict could come from multiple directions, whether a clash in contested [gulf] waterways, us efforts to remove iranian influence in syria, or iranian retaliation for perceived foreign support for terror within iranian borders,"

brigadier-general hossein salami, deputy head of the organization, was quoted as saying."we announce that if israel takes any action to wage a war against us, it will definitely lead to its own elimination and freeing occupied territories, israelis won't even have a cemetery in palestine to bury their corpses”,
 “i looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the river, and the horns were long. one of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great… i was terrified and fell prostrate. "son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision concerns the time of the end." (daniel 8:3-5, 17)
there’s good reason to fear iran’s global reach

teheran’s capabilities and actions suggest it will continue to pose regional and global security challenges for the foreseeable future

january 25, 2019

clearly, iran has the intention of operating out of syria as the center of its arms trade. it seeks a permanent military presence with the intention to establish a land corridor through iraq and syria to the sea. whether israel can successfully block the ambitions of gen. qasem soleimani and the revolutionary guard corps’ elite quds force remains to be seen. will us president donald trump’s withdrawal of american troops from syria enhance iran’s influence as an ally of assad against opposition groups and the islamic state and a supplier of oil to russia?

apparently, there is no hiatus, as iran seeks to project its influence in the world. iran does this while staying atop the us state department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism by way of its terrorist proxies, hezbollah, the islamic jihad, and hamas. in syria, lebanon, iraq, africa, latin america, and asia, iran continues to implement its strategies by various means directly through arms transfers and through drug trafficking by its hezbollah proxy.

iran plays a key role as a weapons supplier to the houthi rebels in yemen in their ongoing confrontation with saudi arabia. the quds force is reported to have supplied the houthis with ak-47s, rocket propelled grenades, surface-to-air missiles, drones and c-4 explosives. arms from iran are smuggled into the country through the rebel-held port of hudaydah on the red sea, to the west, and across the border with iran-friendly oman to the northeast.
 top military official: us masterminding combined war against iran

january 28, 2019

top military aide to the iranian supreme leader major general yahya rahim safavi said that the us and its allies are pressuring iran in different areas in a combination of war tactics in pursuit of their objectives.

"a combined war has been launched against the islamic revolution and the islamic republic of iran by the world arrogance and international zionism, led by the us."

his remarks came as lieutenant commander of the islamic revolution guards corps (irgc) brigadier general hossein salami underlined that the us would be the loser of any war that it would initiate against iran due to the preparedness of the country's armed forces and lack of an international support for such military confrontation.

"the us military is incapable of engaging us in a battle and the american economy wouldn't be able to support the war either," salami said last september.
nasrallah says iran, hezbollah may begin responding to syria strikes

terror chief warns netanyahu against ‘miscalculation’ that can drag the region into war; says israel failed to keep iran out of syria or hezbollah from getting advanced arms

january 27, 2019

the chief of the hezbollah terror group on saturday warned it could respond to israeli airstrikes in syria targeting mainly iranian positions and what israel says are weapons shipments. hassan nasrallah said the alliance between syrian president bashar assad’s government, iran and his lebanese hezbollah movement could end its policy of not responding to the israeli strikes.

“at any moment the syrian leadership and the axis of resistance can take a decision to deal with the israeli aggression in a different manner,” nasrallah said in a wide-ranging interview with lebanon’s al-mayadeen tv network.

israel says it has carried out thousands of strikes against iranian targets in syria to keep tehran’s islamic revolutionary guards’ quds force from entrenching itself there. it has also carried out strikes against shipments of advanced missiles to hezbollah.

jerusalem has recently begun to open up about its years-long campaign in syria, a move some have said may push iran, hezbollah or syria into responding.

iran’s nuclear chief: we bought spares for nuke equipment we agreed to destroy

ali akbar salehi says supreme leader was convinced west would renege on 2015 pact, so replacement tubes for nuclear reactor were secretly purchased


ali akbar salehi, the head of the atomic energy organization of iran, has detailed how iran quietly purchased replacement parts for its arak nuclear reactor while it was conducting negotiations for an international agreement under which it knew it would be required to destroy the original components.

iranian supreme leader ali khamenei warned his country’s negotiators that he expected western parties to renege on the agreement. last week salehi said iran has begun “preliminary activities for designing” a modern process for 20-percent uranium enrichment. restarting enrichment at that level would mean iran had withdrawn from the 2015 nuclear deal.

tehran has in the past warned that if the remaining parties are not able to keep up the trade and financial benefits the deal provided, it will also pull out and restart controversial parts of its nuclear program.

 pompeo: we must contain iran in mid east

22 january 2019

us secretary of state mike pompeo conveyed one clear message on his recent trip to the middle east, where he was reassuring us allies that the donald trump administration remained committed to the region, and it was that iran must be contained.

pompeo travelled to jordan, iraq, bahrain, the united arab emirates, qatar, saudi arabia and oman for high-level talks with monarchs and ministers over just seven days, but at each meeting, iran was a focus.

during an interview with al arabiya news channel, pompeo said: “countering iran, the threat from the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, the islamic republic of iran, is something [trump] has identified as one of his top priorities. we will do it with our partners in the middle east. this is a mission for the world. it’s incredibly important and we are determined to do it.”

 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

north america is rattling: there have been 81 significant earthquakes in alaska so far in 2019

something is happening to our planet. the mainstream media is not talking much about this, and the experts assure us that everything is going to be just fine, but the truth is that we have been witnessing an unusual amount of seismic activity all over the world.
up until just recently, most of the shaking has been elsewhere on the globe, and so it has been easy for most americans to ignore. but now north america is rattling, and that isn’t going to be so easy to brush aside. in fact, 2019 has barely even gotten started and the state of alaska has already been hit by 81 significant earthquakes…

is this normal? no, of course it is not normal. and the heightened seismic activity that has been taking place all along the ring of fire is not normal either. just ask the people that were devastated by the massive tsunami that just hit indonesia. read more:
 “i looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the river, and the horns were long. one of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great… i was terrified and fell prostrate. "son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision concerns the time of the end." (daniel 8:3-5, 17)
 u.s. army says it did not win iraq war, 'iran appears to be the only victor'


the united states army has released a bleak assessment of its 2003 invasion of iraq and subsequent attempts to defeat a sunni muslim insurgency until a 2011 withdrawal, claiming that neighboring iran was the only true winner of the operation.

"at the time of this project’s completion in 2018, an emboldened and expansionist iran appears to be the only victor. iraq, the traditional regional counterbalance for iran, is at best emasculated, and at worst has key elements of its government acting as proxies for iranian interests."

despite u.s. efforts to curb iranian influence in iraq, the two shiite muslim neighbors came together earlier this month in a bid to expand ties just one day after secretary of state mike pompeo stopped there as part of his "counter-iran revolution" tour.


analysis: iran deepens entrenchment in iraq

iraq seems powerless to stop iran's interference and the us is doing nothing to stop it. has the battle been lost?

al-sadr is reportedly using his political power to stop iran from meddling in the forming of the new government and is now reportedly facing death threats from the iranians.

misal alusi, the leader of iraq's umma party, last week said al-sadr could be assassinated by iran or qatar over his opposition to the nomination of a pro-iranian politician to the post of interior minister and defense minister. iran is currently using “teams of hit squads” in iraq to eliminate critics who are against the country’s meddling in the process to form a new iraqi government, according to british security officials.

the hit squads have already assassinated a number of iraqi opponents and were deployed on orders of qassem soleimani, the shrewd commander of the quds force of the iranian revolutionary guards corps.

iran says ready for war with israel that will 'lead to its destruction'

the uk-based syrian observatory for human rights claimed that 11 people were killed in israeli airstrikes, while russia said that four syrian soldiers had been killed in the airstrikes.

january 21, 2019

the commander of the iranian air force warned on monday that iran was prepared for a decisive war with israel, "which will bring an end to the idf's attacks on syria. our armed forces are prepared for a war that will bring the crushing destruction of israel," he said, according to media reports. "we are ready for the day when we will see the end of israel."

earlier, the idf announced that it had attacked military targets belonging to the iranian quds force in syria, including weapons storage sites, an iranian intelligence site and an iranian training camp. since last week, there has been an ongoing war of words between prime minister benjamin netanyahu and iranian commanders.

following airstrikes earlier this month, netanyahu warned iran that israel would continue striking syria so long as iranian forces remain in the country.

“i'm telling you, get out of there fast," he said. "we won't stop attacking." in response, iranian revolutionary guard corps commander mohammad ali jafari responded that israel will “fear the day when iranian precision missiles hit you and take revenge of all the blood of oppressed muslims which you have shed.”
israel, in rare move, announces attacks on iranian targets in syria, delivers warning

january 20, 2019

israel confirmed early monday that its military attacked iranian targets in syria, in a rare statement on such an operation.

“we have started striking iranian quds targets in syrian territory,” the military statement said. “we warn the syrian armed forces against attempting to harm israeli forces or territory.”

the military’s statement was issued hours after israeli missile defenses intercepted an incoming missile over the golan heights in the wake of rare daylight air raid near the damascus international airport.

two hours after the reports that israel’s iron dome intercepted a rocket fired toward the golan heights, netanyahu, who currently is on a visit to chad, said in a statement: “we have a defined policy: to harm iranian entrenchment in syria and to harm anyone who tries to harm us.”
 “i looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the river, and the horns were long. one of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great.”
report: u.s. will not intervene if idf attacks shi'ite militias in iraq

iraq's prime minister expressed his fear about the possible move and told secretary mike pompeo that if this were to happen, it will have dire and dangerous consequences for the region.

january 18, 2019

reuters reported last year that iran had delivered ballistic missiles to iraq, handing over some to shi'ite militias and was trying to develop a missile manufacturing infrastructure in the country. it's believed israel knows about the transference of the missiles from iran to iraq and has been monitoring the situation closely over the last few weeks, the source said.

iran's foreign ministry denied the report, saying that "this claim is false, incorrect and ridiculous." pompeo responded to the issue on his twitter account saying that he is "very concerned about the report that iran has delivered ballistic missiles to iraqi soil.

"if this is true, it is a blatant violation of iraqi sovereignty and of the un security council resolution, and baghdad must decide what is happening in its territory - not tehran," he said.

mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

6.7-magnitude earthquake hits chile

january 20, 2019

a 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook cities and towns on chile’s northern coast late saturday, but there were no immediate reports of damages.

authorities said the quake didn’t have the characteristics that would generate a tsunami. the pacific tsunami warning center also discarded a tsunami threat. the quake was felt strongly in northern chile, where buildings swayed, according to social media and press reports. chile’s seismological service put the strength of the quake at magnitude 6.8.

chile is located in the so-called “ring of fire,” which makes it one of the most seismic countries in the world. an 8.8-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami in 2010 killed 525 people and left 26 missing.
moving towards the fulfillment of daniel 8: 
 revolutionary guards commander warns israel iran will retaliate for syria strikes

ircg commander mohammad ali jafari said pm benjamin netanyahu should not play with the "lion's tail."

january 16, 2019

iranian revolutionary guard corps commander mohammad ali jafari warned israel wednesday to “fear the day when iranian precision missiles hit you and take revenge of all the blood of oppressed muslims which you have shed.”

the tit-for-tat comes after comments made by prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying israel would continue striking syria so long as iranian forces remain in the country. on wednesday, mehr news agency quoted jafari as saying that netanyahu’s threat was “ridiculous,” stressing that “the islamic republic of iran will keep all its military and revolutionary advisers in syria,” as well as “equipment and weapons” with which it aims to “train and empower islamic resistance forces and support oppressed people of the country.
netanyahu warns iran: you had better leave syria - now

after iran denies it is having military presence in syria, netanyahu advises iran to 'get out of there fast', vowing to intensify air campaign.

january 15, 2019

israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu warned iran that israel will intensify its military campaign against iranian forces in syria, advising the islamic republic to withdraw from the war-torn country immediately.

“iran does not have a military base and military presence in syria and was present at the request of the syrian government for advisory mission and fighting the terrorists,” claimed iranian foreign ministry spokesman bahrem qasemi, adding that iranian officers in syria were merely there to “advise” the syrian regime.

netanyahu mocked the claim, offering to “advise” the iranian government on its deployment in syria.

"yesterday i heard the iranian foreign ministry spokesman saying 'iran has no military presence in syria, we only advise them, so let me advise them -- get out of there fast, because we'll continue our forceful policy of attacking, as we promised and are doing, fearlessly and relentlessly," netanyahu continued.
us national security council asked for military options on iran

14 january 2019

donald trump’s national security council has asked for military options on iran in response to the iran[s support of insurgents in iraq and the pentagon has developed plans for a strike on iran.

the council, led by national security adviser john bolton, made the request after iran-linked militants fired three mortar rounds into the diplomatic section of baghdad, where the us embassy is located, in september. thankfully, no one was injured as the mortars landed in a vacant lot.

shortly after the mortar attack, bolton said: "if you cross us, our allies or our partners; if you harm our citizens; if you continue to lie, cheat and deceive, yes, there will indeed be hell to pay."

pompeo has been very clear on the need to counter iran, although he has not spoken of military action. he has provided details on a planned anti-iran ministerial conference to be held in warsaw in february.

he said: “there’ll be a broad coalition of countries present and we’ll work on many issues, including how it is we can get the islamic republic of iran to behave more like a normal nation.”
 daniel 8:4-5: “i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great. as i was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground.

iranian leader ali khamenei: america and the west will hit rock bottom like saddam did; american officials are idiots and clowns

january 11, 2019

since its establishment in 1979, the regime of the islamic revolution in iran has made the eradication of israel the focus of its ideology, expressing and emphasizing it openly in declarations. however, this aspiration has never been confined to declarations. the islamic revolutionary regime has invested tremendous, years-long, yet indirect military efforts towards actualizing it.

khamenei said in a speech to iranian regime officials and ambassadors from islamic countries in iran: "the problem of the zionist regime is that it is illegitimate, and that it is a regime based on a lie. our stance against israel is the same stance we have always taken. #israel is a malignant cancerous tumor in the west asian region that has to be removed and eradicated: it is possible and it will happen”

“the iranians have not forgotten palestine and jerusalem, and the liberation of jerusalem remains the sacred aspiration of the iranian people and of all muslims, [as demonstrated by] their participation in the great qods day march. the day is not far off when the honorable palestinian people will return to its home and the muslims will be able to worship in jerusalem, their first qibla." president rouhani read much more:

 daniel 8:17: this vision is for the time of the end
israel strikes iranian targets in syria

january 13, 2019

prime minister benjamin netanyahu on sunday confirmed that israel has struck hundreds of iranian and hezbollah targets in syria, including a weapons facility in a weekend airstrike, as the military announced the discovery of a sixth and final tunnel dug by the lebanese terror group for cross-border attacks.

speaking to the idf galilee division near the lebanese border, netanyahu commented, “in the past 48 hours, israel attacked an iranian weapons warehouse at the international airport in damascus. this reflects our consistent policy and strong determination to prevent iran from entrenching itself militarily in syria. if necessary, we will step up these attacks.”

he added, “at the same time, the idf has exposed a sixth tunnel – the largest of all – that crossed into israeli territory. this brings operation northern shield to a successful close. we will continue to monitor all activity by hezbollah, and by iran and its proxies. we will do whatever is necessary to ensure the security of israel.”
 top iranian general vows to ‘annihilate’ israel

former basij militia chief says no country can mediate between tehran and jewish state: ‘i myself will hoist the flag of the islamic revolution in jerusalem, allah willing’

10 january 2019

a top iranian general has said iran will annihilate israel, boasted that iran could easily defeat saudi arabia, and threatened to overrun american military bases in the middle east.

brig. gen. mohammad reza naqdi, the islamic revolutionary guard corps (irgc) deputy commander for cultural and social affairs, said in a december 28 interview with the iraqi television network al-nujaba that the “islamic revolution in iran will not back down” from the goal of “wiping out” the jewish state.

naqdi, a former head of the regime’s basij militia, insisted in the interview that “israel must be destroyed and wiped out. there is no doubt that the zionists must be annihilated and destroyed. this will definitely happen.”
 two horns - daniel 8:
iran builds closer ties with iraq, just as secretary of state mike pompeo leaves iraq to continue anti-iran tour


two horns of daniel 8:

iran and iraq held a meeting designed to boost their bilateral ties just one day after secretary of state mike pompeo met with iraqi officials as part of a broader middle eastern tour aimed at curbing tehran's influence in the region.

iranian petroleum minister bijan zangeneh met thursday with iraqi prime minister adel abdul-mahdi, whose office said he "confirmed the deep relations between the two countries, the two neighboring peoples and the importance of strengthening them in areas that serve the interests of the two peoples, foremost of which is cooperation in the fields of oil and gas."

iran and iraq, two majority shiite muslim neighbors, have a tumultuous history that grew violent after the outbreak of a bloody, eight-year war in which the u.s. quietly backed both sides, despite considering both to be foes. relations only began to take hold after the 2003 u.s. invasion that overthrew iraqi president saddam hussein, replacing the secular sunni muslim leader with a shiite muslim-dominated leadership that brought baghdad closer to the revolutionary clerical government in tehran. read more:
 more daniel 8:
iran brags of expanding global military presence

08 january 2019

on monday, business insider reported upon iran’s supposed plans to deploy warships to the atlantic ocean in an effort to counter american power following the arrival of a us aircraft carrier in the persian gulf. last month, the head of the iran’s naval forces declared that tehran would not tolerate the presence of such a vessel in international shipping lanes near iran’s shores. but of course, there is little that the iranian military or the iranian revolutionary guard corps can do to repel the more sophisticated vessels of the us navy.

the irgc maintains a supply of fast-attack boats and has promoted “swarm” tactics as a means of supposedly overwhelming large american warships. in addition to demonstrating these tactics through war games, the irgc has also dispatched some of its boats to shadow ships that were transiting the persian gulf. however, even after approaching at high rates of speed and coming dangerously close to american targets, these boats have inevitably withdrawn, sometimes in response to warning shots fired into the water.

nevertheless, military propaganda and contrived demonstrations of force are all but certain to continue flowing from the islamic republic amidst the escalating war of words between tehran and washington. much of the regime’s boastful commentary has focused on its supposed naval capabilities in recent weeks, and even if this commentary is not backed up with action in the atlantic, it may influence the public perception of tehran’s efforts to expand its security relations with allies and fellow adversaries of western powers.
 ‘for peace and stability’: russia and iran prepare for joint naval drills in caspian sea


the caspian sea will play host to fresh joint naval exercises currently being planned by the navies of iran and russia, a top iranian naval commander said on sunday.

“we have established a very good and lasting relationship with the countries in the caspian sea region,” rear admiral hossein khanzadi told the mehr news agency, saying that the wargames “will be implemented in the near future.”

the iranian commander added that “tactical, rescue and anti-piracy” scenarios would feature as part of the exercises, and noted that cooperation between both navies had “strengthened in recent years.”

he ended by praising wider caspian sea cooperation as a “model for guaranteeing peace, stability and friendship,” and noted that “all countries bordering the region are following the same approach.”
 iran sending warships to the atlantic ocean

islamic republic says it will send warships near the us coast.

jan 4, 2019

the flotilla is expected to include three warships bristling with weapons, including anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles. the announcement comes amid tensions between the us and iran after president donald trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposes sanctions on iran.

iran often boasts of its military accomplishments, but the veracity of those claims is unclear. in december, a commander in the iranian revolutionary guards threatened us bases in afghanistan, the uae and qatar, as well as us aircraft carriers in the gulf. these bases, he said, are within range of iranian missiles which have a range of 700 km (450 miles).

the same official, brigadier general amir ali hajizadeh, claimed last year that iran is in possession of what he described as the “father of all bombs” - a domestically-made 10-ton bomb with a high destructive power.

analysis: khamenei's regime in danger as iran prepares for war

iranian pundits say that khamenei is aware that a majority of iranians want a western-style democracy. will they get it?

jan 4, 2019

islamic jihad leader ziyad nakhalah this week confirmed that iran has a plan to start a multiple-front-war against israel.

while in tehran, where he met with supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei and iranian president hassan rouhani, nakhalah told al-alam tv that the next confrontation with israel would see fronts in the north and the south of the country.

in the next confrontation with the occupation the axis of resistance will operate from the north to the south, nakhalah said adding that “there will be open channels of collaboration, without any limitation or red lines.”

nakhalah’s visit to iran came after he went to lebanon to meet with hezbollah leader hassan nasralah, another indication the so-called resistance front is preparing for war against israel.

khamenei on monday promised the islamic jihad leader that the palestinian arabs would eventually “establish a government in tel aviv” and that with “the grace of allah the palestinian nation’s victory will take place in the near future.”
 you will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” (matthew 24:6)
 china:  the only sovereign  state
january 4, 2019

beijing now thinks it can, with impunity, injure americans. in the first week of may, the pentagon said that china, from its base in djibouti, lasered a c-130 military cargo plane, causing eye injuries to two american pilots.

the laser attack in the horn of africa, far from any chinese boundaries, highlights beijing's unstated position that the u.s. military has no right to operate anywhere and that china is free to do whatever it wants anyplace it chooses. and let us understand the severity of the chinese act: an attempt to blind pilots is akin to an attempt to bring down their planes, and an attempt to bring down planes is an assertion china has the right to kill.

chinese emperors claimed they had the mandate of heaven over tianxia, or "all under heaven," as they believed they were, in the words of fei-ling wang of georgia tech, "predestined and compelled to order and rule the entire world that is known and reachable, in reality or in pretension." as acclaimed journalist howard french writes in everything under the heavens, "one can argue that there has never been a more universal conception of rule."

unfortunately, the current chinese leader harbors ambitions of imposing the tianxia model on others. as charles horner of the hudson institute told me, "the communist party of china remains committed to ordering the people's republic of china as a one-party dictatorship, and that is perforce its starting point for thinking about ordering the world."

 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”
770+ wounded, hundreds of houses damaged as quake hits southwest china

3 jan, 2019

hundreds of people were injured as a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck china’s southwest sichuan province early on thursday. cctv cameras caught shaking buildings and scared people rushing outside.

gong county in sichuan’s yibin city was shaken at 08:48 beijing time (01:48 gmt), the china earthquake networks center (cenc) said. the epicenter of the quake was located at the depth of 15 km, it added.

local new outlets posted videos from cctv cameras online, showing panicking people fleeing their homes, the shaking buildings, with bricks falling from them, and the damage done by the tremor.
ebola outbreak in democratic republic of congo second biggest

death toll crosses 350; american doctor quarantined; aid work suffers due to violence

january 3, 2018

on december 27, 2018, protests in beni spilled over to an ebola transit center, frightening patients and staff, forcing the staff to temporarily withdraw and transfer cases to another treatment center, the agency said. according to its estimates, most cases were in the 15-49 age group. the outbreak is intensifying in butembo and katwa while new clusters have emerged in other health zones, who added.

the country’s north-eastern provinces, bordering uganda, rwanda and south sudan, were affected. thus, chances of the disease spreading cannot be ignored. besides mass displacement, what is further complicating the problem is continuous movement of refugees to neighboring countries, including uganda, burundi and tanzania.

drc is facing simultaneous epidemics such as cholera, vaccine-derived poliomyelitis and malaria in a situation of long-term conflicts. another challenge is that the outbreak has disproportionately affected women, who account for two-thirds of the cases, according to who.
 daniel 8:
the united nations is fueling iran’s war against israel (video)

december 29, 2018

what is the united nations role in lebanon? as of now, they are a buffer, but a rather ineffective silent buffer at this point. they point of un peacekeeping forces is to keep the peace. but they have done precious little in that regard in the past.

but, in truth, the un forces are basically just there and doing nothing to prevent the massive military buildup that the hezbollah has undertaken on israel’s border. iran may be hurting due to sanctions, but they still pack a powerful punch. it is the proxies of iran – the hezbollah in israel’s north and the hamas on israel’s southwestern border that pose the greatest immediate danger to israeli communities.

israel understands that everything that the hezbollah does is funded and driven by iran. he understands that the people in lebanon are in danger of being used as human shields. that is what terrorists do.

the hezbollah needs to be eradicated completely from lebanon. hopefully the lebanese leadership will succeed in taking the hezbollah out. otherwise, it seems that a confrontation with israel will be inevitable.
 daniel 8: “i looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. one of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great.”

“as i was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground. as he came near the place where i was standing, i was terrified and fell prostrate. "son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision concerns the time of the end."

u.s. does not have the 'courage or ability' to attack iran, naval commander says

december 24, 2018

a high-ranking iranian naval commander dismissed the possibility of a military confrontation with the united states, arguing that washington did not have the “courage or ability” to launch such a strike.

rear admiral habibollah sayyari responded on monday to the uss john c. stennis aircraft carrier's arrival in the persian gulf on friday, following a long absence of such ships from the waterway. while some raised alarm that the u.s. could more easily launch an attack on iran from the carrier, sayyari brushed aside any concern.

“the presence of this warship is insignificant to us,” he said, according to reuters. “they do not have the courage or ability to take any measures against us. we have enough capabilities to stand against their actions, and we have fully rehearsed for that.”
 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”
magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes off eastern coast of russia, tsunami threat possible

december 20, 2018

a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off the east coast of russia early friday local time, sparking warnings of a tsunami. the united states geological survey said the quake was about five miles deep and struck before 5 a.m. local time about 50 miles west of nikol’skoye.

the pacific tsunami warning center said that hazardous waves are possible for coasts within 186 miles of the epicenter along the coasts of russia.

"persons located in threatened coastal areas should stay later for information and follow instructions from national and local authorities," the agency said.
daniel 8: “i looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. one of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great.”

“as i was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground. as he came near the place where i was standing, i was terrified and fell prostrate. "son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision concerns the time of the end."

iranian general “we can strike the americans anywhere they are”

december 20, 2018

commander general amir ali hajizadeh in the iranian revolutionary guards threatened us bases and us aircraft carriers that are within range of iranian missiles. iran is not just a threat to israel, iran is a threat to the whole freedom loving world. they openly express their desire for islamic jihad against the whole west, not just against israel. chants about destroying israel and the united states are frequently heard at political events. that is why they also frequently call israel “the little satan” and the usa “big satan”.

“we can strike the americans anywhere they are”, they are “like pieces of meat before our teeth”.

watch video:

 set up for the false messiah
campaign to construct messianic golden royal crown

rabbi yosef berger, the rabbi of king david’s tomb on mount zion, has initiated a special project to create a golden crown to be presented to the messiah-king upon his arrival in jerusalem.

rabbi berger, a direct descendant of king david, explained that the founding of the state of israel and the six-day war were overt miracles and that we are today living in the beginning of the messianic era. creating such a crown, he said, and uniting the 70 nations of the world around the project, will hasten the arrival of the king.

“for 2,000 years, israel has waited for the moshiach (messiah),” rabbi berger said. “as a symbol of our belief that this period of waiting has ended, we should prepare a crown, since the first act of the moshiach will be to restore the davidic dynasty, which will be visibly unlike any other kingship that has ever existed.”
 judgment will be coming soon:
temple-ready altar dedicated on last day of hanukkah by activist groups

a new altar, fit for the temple, was dedicated outside the walls of the old city of jerusalem.

december 10, 2018

on the last day of hanukkah – which literally means “dedication” – a new altar built in accordance with all the jewish laws pertaining to the temple vessels and infrastructure was unveiled and nominally dedicated for use in the yet-to-be built third temple by several temple activist organizations.

the initiative came from prof. hillel weiss, a hard-right political activist and temple activist, who established a non-profit organization called the temple in zion and raised some nis 40,000 for the building of the altar. the project was also backed by the committee of temple organizations, an umbrella group for temple activist groups.

the altar is built out of bricks over a wooden frame, and specifically not of stone, since jewish law requires that the temple and its various structures not me made out of stone that has been hewn by iron implements. organizers intended that a sheep was to be slaughtered during the dedication ceremony, and the various rituals, including burning some of its limbs and innards on the altar, was to be performed. however, weiss said, objections were raised by the jerusalem municipal authority’s legal department.

instead, a sheep was slaughtered earlier this week in an abattoir, and just one of its front legs was burned on the altar in a practice sacrificial exercise. although the passover and daily sacrifices do not require a full temple, they must be done on an altar built according to the requirements of jewish law, and placed at the appropriate spot on the temple mount, believed to be several meters east of the islamic dome of the rock shrine.

 daniel 8 continually...

iran at war

what we need to do to bring down the regime.

december 11, 2018

the intelligence community and the deep thinkers at state and the nsc, believe that the iranian regime is planning a “massive regional war.” this comes in the wake of the israeli attack against hezbollah tunnels into israel from lebanese areas under its (which means iranian) control, and emergency meetings in europe between us secretary of state pompeo and israeli prime minister netanyahu.

there is no doubt at all that they want to destroy israel. we are in a global war (never mind “a massive regional war”), and that is the war we must win. to win it, we must threaten the leaders of the enemy coalition with real defeat. they must see prospects of losing power. can we do that? read more:

 man of sin will sit in a temple showing himself to be god:
rabbi chaim richman: the dedication of the third temple (video)

december 4, 2018

rabbi chaim richman, international director of the temple institute of jerusalem, speaks about the dedication of the third temple, and shares insights and progress towards the rebuilding of the holy temple in our time, and its meaning for all mankind. wow!
  daniel 8: “i looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. one of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great.”

“as i was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with
a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground. as he came near the place where i was standing, i was terrified and fell prostrate. "son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision concerns the time of the end."

how iran turned a 'counterterror' meeting into a push for new global order

the meeting comes as gulf cooperation council gathers in riyadh.

december 9, 2018

iran continues to try to increase its clout in the region and beyond by hosting important high-level meetings and portraying the us and its allies as isolated.

a key meeting took place on saturday in tehran between iranian president hassan rouhani and officials from china, pakistan, russia, turkey and afghanistan. rouhani used the meeting to attack “the us, the west and the zionist regime,” which he claimed are supporters of terrorist groups. as such he leveraged a meeting on terrorism to attack iran’s adversaries.

iran, which is supposed to be under new us sanctions and which the trump administration has been attempting to confront, showed its ability to arrange a high-level conference in tehran and slam the us both among american allies and adversaries.
irgc commanders threaten u.s. with missile, drone, cyber capabilities

december 9, 2018

"the popular forces in syria and yemen have followed the example of the basij and the revolution in iran, and have managed to defeat the enemy. with regard to the creation of an arab nato, with the cooperation of egypt and jordan, in order to attack iran – america, with its nuclear weapons and its aircraft carriers, has overstepped its capabilities, and the gulf cooperation council summit in the persian gulf was canceled.

"the zionists must know that day by day the forces of the iranian revolution are tightening the ring of the siege on them. if america wants to emerge from this battle alive, it must separate its affairs from those of the zionists, and move its outposts away from the islamic ummah. much more:

iran regime behind formation of iraqi pmf

december 5, 2018

the hashd al-shaabi militias in iraq, known better as the popular mobilization forces, were formed thanks to a coalition between the iranian regime’s revolutionary guards (irgc) and the lebanese terror group hezbollah, according to a report on iranian state tv. mullah ka’bi, head of the “iraqi nojaba” extremist group, gave an interview where he named mercenary groups in iraq that are supposedly completely loyal to tehran’s mullahs and the irgc.

the irgc has launched a version of their basij force in iraq, on the advice of those at the top of the iranian regime. the us is very afraid and they have ordered the iraqis to disband the pmf.”

we must also note that nasrollah has publicly acknowledged that the iranian regime is the sole backer for hezbollah, providing the terror cell’s entire arsenal and covering all of its expenses. “let me be very clear and there may not be another example anywhere in the world, for someone to come and publicly, transparently and honestly say before the entire world that hezbollah’s budget, expenses, food, weapons, and missiles are provided by the islamic republic of iran. end of story. it has nothing to do with banks. as long as iran has money, we have money.”
mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

tsunami warning for vanuatu and new caledonia after 7.6 magnitude earthquake

authorities order the ‘immediate evacuation’ of people to refuge areas, saying tsunami waves could reach up to three meters

december 5, 2018

a tsunami warning has been issued for the pacific island of new caledonia, after a shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the country’s coast, prompting warnings that hazardous tsunami waves up to three meters high could reach new caledonia and vanuatu.

 daniel 8:17:
iran announces new weapons and cyber army, ships arms to hezbollah

while the us was focusing on the missile test, tehran was watching a warship launch in bandar abbas on the persian gulf.

december 4, 2018

the us accused iran of launching a new missile on saturday while tehran boasted it had developed a “radar evading stealth” warship. the two incidents are linked to increased iranian activity, including a flight to beirut that allegedly brought arms for hezbollah, and tehran’s claims it has pioneered a new cyber army. it shows that iran is serious about challenging adversaries on sea, land, in the air and online, in a full court press designed to keep the region on alert for tehran’s next move.

the us state department accused tehran of test-firing a new medium range ballistic missile “capable of reaching parts of europe and anywhere in the mideast.” the risk of escalation is growing, washington warned. brian hook, washington’s iran-threat czar said that iran “continues to prioritize missile development as a tool of revolution.”

this comes at a time of tensions in the persian gulf as iran wants to show off its military strength. taken together, the new destroyer, the medium-range ballistic missile test, the suspicious flight to beirut and the basij cyber activism represent iran’s attempt to show that sanctions are not reducing its ability to innovate and threaten the region. in each case the message from tehran is that its weapons systems are at the cutting edge of technology and can threaten the us and its allies. it is likely not a coincidence that hezbollah also released a new video on friday with images of israeli targets.
pompeo tells netanyahu us committed to confronting ‘iranian regime’s threats’

pm meets with us secretary of state on ‘curbing iranian aggression,’ amid increasing tensions over iranian missiles and tehran arming lebanese terror group

december 4, 2018

us secretary of state mike pompeo told prime minister benjamin netanyahu on monday that the us was committed to “confronting the totality of the iranian regime’s threats through maximum pressure,” during talks in brussels on joint efforts to curb iranian aggression in the region, including by reining in lebanon’s hezbollah terror group.

as well as reiterating the united states’ “commitment to israel’s security and absolute right to self-defense,” pompeo also pledged that the us would continue “fighting anti-israeli bias at the united nations,” according to a state department statement released after the meeting.

in a public statement before the closed-door talks, netanyahu thanked pompeo for the administration’s “strong” stance on iran, and said he looked forward to discussing joint israeli-us efforts to “curb iran’s aggression in the region, in syria, in iraq, in lebanon and elsewhere.”
 global governence: the 4th beast will devour the whole earth:

global challenges require global response, says macri at g20

1st december 2018

the president of the host country of the g20 has called on global leaders to come together to confront global challengers.

"the global challenges require a global response. the solution is dialogue. we have to foster sustainable development," argentine president mauricio macri said in the opening speech at the start of the two-day summit which began on friday.

"we need to make a contribution and we can make a contribution to international cooperation, multilateralism and global governance," macri said.


ebola outbreak in dr congo is second worst in world history

december 1, 2018

the democratic republic of congo has what is now the second worst ebola outbreak in world history.

at least 245 people have died from ebola in the dr congo since august 2018, and more than 425 congolese have been infected in this current outbreak. ebola is an infectious virus spread through contact with bodily fluid. the disease has an extremely high mortality rate, so for individuals who contract ebola there is a high probability that it will be fatal. (ebola is named for a river in the dr congo where it was first observed in 1976.)

this ebola outbreak is particularly difficult to contain and treat due to the political instability of the dr congo. it has been, and remains, challenging for emergency medicine professionals to reach far-flung communities in the eastern part of the nation near the ugandan border, where the outbreak is most severe.

that doesn’t even take into account the additional difficulties of working with and potentially treating people who could either become infected or those who have already contracted the virus, according to doctors without borders, the international health agency that has been working in the dr congo since the latest ebola outbreak was declared in august.
rumors of war:

china warns us that trade war could escalate into ‘great depression & world war’

28 nov, 2018

an escalation of the sino-american trade conflict could lead to a repeat of the great catastrophes of the 20th century, a chinese envoy has warned, just as donald trump once again threatened to slap china with additional tariffs.

just days before chinese and american leaders are set to meet on the sidelines of the g20 summit in argentina, the chinese envoy to the us issued an ominous warning against further escalation of the trade conflict that could potentially break the symbiosis of the two largest world economies, and entirely cripple global trade.

the lessons of history are still there. in the last century, we had two world wars, and in between them, the great depression,” the ambassador said. “i don’t think anybody should really try to have a repetition of history. these things should never happen again, so people have to act in a responsible way.”

 daniel 8: “i looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. one of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great.”

“as i was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground. as he came near the place where i was standing, i was terrified and fell prostrate. "son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision concerns the time of the end."
iran launches stealth sahand destroyer as u.s. tensions rise

december 3, 2018

iran's navy on saturday launched a domestically made destroyer, which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties, as tensions rise with arch-enemy, the united states.

in a ceremony carried live on state television, the sahand destroyer -- which can sustain voyages lasting five months without resupply -- joined iran's regular navy at a base in bandar abbas on the gulf.

the united states has said its goal is to reduce iran's oil exports to zero. senior iranian officials have said that if iran is not allowed to export then no other countries will be allowed to export oil through the strait of hormuz at the mouth of the gulf.

supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei said last week iran should increase its military capability and readiness to ward off enemies, in a meeting with iranian navy commanders. iran's navy has extended its reach in recent years, launching vessels in the indian ocean and the gulf of aden to protect iranian ships.
"in the last days...have a form of godliness but denying the power thereof" 
pope says he’s worried about homosexuality in the priesthood

december 1, 2018

pope francis has been quoted in a soon-to-be published book as saying that having gays in the clergy “is something that worries me” and remarking that some societies are considering homosexuality a “fashionable” lifestyle.

francis was quoted as describing homosexuality within the walls of seminaries, convents and other religious places where clergy live as “a very serious question.” the italian news agency ansa quoted francis in the book as commenting on a clergyman who had told him that having gays in catholic religious housing “isn’t so grave” because it’s “only an expression of affection.”

“in our societies, it even seems homosexuality is fashionable. and this mentality, in some way, also influences the life of the church,” francis was quoted as telling his interviewer, a spanish-born missionary priest, fernando prado. read more:

 daniel 8: “as i was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground. as he came near the place where i was standing, i was terrified and fell prostrate. "son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision concerns the time of the end."
iran says it will continue missile tests after u.s. allegation

december 2, 2018

secretary of state mike pompeo on saturday condemned what he called iran’s testing of a medium-range ballistic missile in violation of the 2015 international agreement on the iranian nuclear program, from which washington has withdrawn.

“missile tests ... are carried out for defense and the country’s deterrence, and we will continue this,” brigadier- general shekarchi, spokesman for iran’s armed forces.

“we will continue to both develop and test missiles. this is outside the framework of (nuclear) negotiations and part of our national security, for which we will not ask any country’s permission,” shekarchi said. he did not confirm or deny iran had tested a new missile.

earlier, u.s. national security adviser john bolton tweeted: “iran just test-fired a ... ballistic missile capable of reaching israel and europe. this provocative behavior cannot be tolerated.”
 2 thessalonians 2:3-4: “that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. he will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called god or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in god's temple, proclaiming himself to be god.”

nations invited to consecration of altar for 3rd temple

given opportunity 'to participate in the temple and to receive its blessings'

december 2, 2018

the newly re-created sanhedrin in israel is planning a ceremony to consecrate a stone altar prepared for use in the third temple, and it has released a declaration intended to be an invitation for other nations to participate in the temple “and to receive its blessings.”

according to adam eliyahu berkowitz’ report in breaking israel news the altar has been prepared with stones made of aerated concrete and “fit for use in the temple. the current stones are in loose form ready to be moved to the temple mount and stored so they would be available “at a moment’s notice,”

the sanhedrin is the re-creation of the ancient legal council that advised in israel during biblical times. it earlier invited arab nations to prepare for their role in the construction of a third temple.

“also at question is whether the kohanim will ritually slaughter a lamb or whether prepared meat will be brought. though the sanhedrin has received all of the necessary permits from the government organizations in charge of slaughtering animals, they are still waiting for the municipality to approve that part of the ceremony. in either case, the meat will be roasted on the newly consecrated altar.”
daniel 8: “i looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. one of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great.”
analysis: iran deepens entrenchment in iraq

iraq seems powerless to stop iran's interference and the us is doing nothing to stop it. has the battle been lost?

december 2, 2018

iraq is finally on its way to getting a new government more than half a year after elections were held. those elections resulted in a political earthquake when shiite cleric muqtada al-sadr’s list the sairoon bloc beat its opponents.

misal alusi, the leader of iraq's umma party, last week said al-sadr could be assassinated by iran or qatar over his opposition to the nomination of a pro-iranian politician to the post of interior minister and defense minister. iran is currently using “teams of hit squads” in iraq to eliminate critics who are against the country’s meddling in the process to form a new iraqi government, according to british security officials.

brian hook, the american special representative for iran, addressed the iranian belligerent activities in iraq during a briefing to foreign reporters in washington last week. hook emphasized it was necessary to halt iranian expansion in iraq and said there were “credible reports” indicating “iran is transferring ballistic missiles to shia militia groups in iraq.” these militias are in control of large areas in northern iraq, including parts of iraqi kurdistan and mount sinjar from where saddam hussein launched scud missiles at israel during the first gulf war.

experts fear the iranian proxies in iraq might do the same in a future conflict.
 matthew 24:9

"then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me."
us house passes legislation to aid christian and yazidi genocide victims in iraq and syria

dec 1, 2018

rep. chris smith’s (r-nj) legislation to provide humanitarian relief to genocide victims in iraq and syria, and hold isis perpetrators accountable

when genocide or other atrocity crimes are perpetrated, the united states should direct humanitarian, stabilization, and recovery aid to enable these people to survive–especially when they are minorities whose existence as a people is at-risk,” smith stated on the house floor before the vote. “hr 390 would ensure our actions match our words.”

less than 200,000 christians remain in iraq, down from 1.4 million in 2002 and 500,000 in 2013, before isis swept through the region on its genocidal campaign. many of the remaining christians in iraq are displaced, mostly in erbil in the kurdistan region, and need assistance to return to their homes and stay in iraq.

after the isis invasion, 60,000 yazidis fled to europe, and of the 550,000 yazidis still in iraq, 280,000 remain displaced and only 20 percent have been able to return to their historic homeland of sinjar, according to the yazdi organization yazda. those displaced will also need assistance to return to their homes.

 more daniel 8:
pompeo: iran tested multiple warhead missile which can hit middle east, europe

secretary of state says tehran violated un resolution with test of ballistic missile capable of carrying more than one warhead, warns of ‘risk of escalation in the region’

december 1, 2018

“as we have been warning for some time, iran’s missile testing and missile proliferation is growing. we are accumulating risk of escalation in the region if we fail to restore deterrence,” pompeo said. he also called on iran to “cease immediately all activities” related to the development of ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads.

the statement from pompeo came just days after a top iranian general claimed us military personnel and assets in the middle east are within range of his country’s missiles.

amirali hajizadeh, the head of the air division for the hard-line islamic revolutionary guards corps, said improvements to iran’s missile arsenal had put us bases in qatar, the uae, and afghanistan within reach, as well as us aircraft carriers stationed in the persian gulf. “they are within our reach and we can hit them if the [americans] make a move,”

prime minister benjamin netanyahu has presented evidence which he says details iranian efforts and research programs specifically aimed at producing atomic weapons. in a mossad operation, israel earlier this year spirited out a trove of iranian documentation from tehran’s nuclear weapons archive, which netanyahu said proved conclusively that iran is lying when it says it has not been working toward a nuclear weapons arsenal.
 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

anchorage: massive 7.0 earthquake causes chaos friday.

november 30, 2018

a state of emergency has been declared for the anchorage metropolitan area, according to city officials, due to the massive damage caused by friday's earthquake.

an aftershock forecast has been issued by the united states geological survey, which states there is a relatively low likelihood of another earthquake in similar magnitude as the 7.0 that rocked anchorage and the surrounding areas early friday morning.

michelle torres with the department of homeland security, said there is no reason to believe there will be an other quake near a 7.0 magnitude. "you can't predict aftershocks of course, but we have no reason to think there will be a quake larger than this morning," torres said. as the aftershocks continue, torres emphasized the importance of continuing to practice good safety.

according to the usgs, there's only a 4 percent chance of another earthquake equal or greater than magnitude 7.0. the usgs said in its entire aftershock forecast:

low (4%) probability of another earthquake equal or greater than magnitude 7.0
27% chance of a magnitude 6+ aftershock, and it is most likely that 0-3 of these will occur
78% chance of magnitude 5 or greater aftershocks, but likely no more than around 20 of these
up to 2,200 aftershocks greater than magnitude 3 are possible
scientists warn of impending 8.5-magnitude earthquake in himalayas

a new study says the "enormous stacking up of strain in the region portends at least one massive earthquake.

november 30, 2018

growing warnings by scientists of an impending high-magnitude earthquake in the himalayas have got further credence from yet another study by indian researchers.

the new study, led by seismologist cp rajendran of the jawaharlal nehru centre for advanced scientific research in bengaluru, says the "enormous stacking up of strain in the region portends at least one earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more in one of the overlapping segments of the central himalayas anytime in the future".
roger bilham, a us geophysicist at the university of colorado whose years of work laid the basis for the current knowledge about earthquakes in the himalayan region, fully supports the indian researchers' findings.

"they are undeniably correct in concluding that should an earthquake occur now, its magnitude could equal 8.5," mr bilham said.

 daniel 8:17
u.s. vs. iran: military action ‘on the table,’ trump administration says

november 29, 2018

the united states has warned that conducting military action against iran is a viable option in dealing with the revolutionary shiite muslim power, just one day after senators voted in favor of a measure that would withdraw support for saudi arabia.

state department special representative on iran brian hook hosted a press conference thursday at joint base anacostia–bolling in washington, d.c., where an array of allegedly iranian weapons and military paraphernalia were on display. hook argued that tehran has provided such equipment, which included ballistic missiles, to nonstate actors in iraq, syria and yemen.

when asked what next steps could be taken as the white house's hard-line sanctions campaign against iran failed to force tehran into compliance, hook cited a previous statement by president donald trump, who promised "swift and decisive action" in the wake of rocket attacks blamed on iran-backed shiite muslim militias against u.s. diplomatic buildings in iraq.

"we have been very clear with the iranian regime that we will not hesitate to use military force when our interests are threatened. i think they understand that. i think they understand that very clearly," hook said. "i think right now, while we have the military option on the table, our preference is to use all of the tools that are at our disposal diplomatically."

frictions between the u.s. and iran have intensified. in iraq, iran has supported shiite muslim militias battling the islamic state militant group (isis) alongside the u.s.-backed iraqi military. in syria, iran-backed militias have also fought the jihadis as well as rebel groups on behalf of the syrian president bashar al-assad, while a u.s.-led coalition has bombed isis and called for the removal of assad's government.

iran’s role in syria is dangerous and a threat to the world at large

26 november 2018

terrorism in the middle east is a pressing problem, from the houthis in yemen to hezbollah in lebanon to isis in iraq and syria. there is no escaping this issue and it must certainly be addressed, but perhaps the best way to do this is not through the confrontation of the individual groups, although that must certainly still happen. in fact, it may be best to go straight to the source: the iranian regime.

the iranian regime is the number one spark of terrorism worldwide, according to the us state department and many leading officials from around the world. the mullahs provide weapons, fighters, training, and money to militias in the middle east and even as far away as south america. yes, in syria, they are pretending to fight against isis, but their actual goal is to keep the bashar assad dictatorship in power in order to help create a shiite crescent across the middle east. the iranian regime actually helped creating isis by nurturing former al-qaeda leaders.

iran has intentionally established syrian militias in areas where minority groups are plenty in order to put pressure on the people and suppress their protests. the real danger is that an iranian victory in syria will allow the mullahs to control more of the middle east and eventually more of the world if they are not stopped.

analysis: how iran is preparing for the annihilation of israel

the iranians no longer hide what is their plan for the middle east and israel in particular.

november 26, 2018

iran’s so-called moderate president hassan rouhani last week labeled israel “a cancerous tumor, ” claiming that the country was a “fake regime” established by western countries. he then called upon the islamic nations to create “a joint force” against israel and the united states in order to win the battle with “criminals.”

iran, meanwhile, is steadily progressing with its plan to confront israel via a three-front-war and to take over syria. the regime in tehran continues to smuggle heavy weapons to hamas and islamic jihad in gaza. israeli and kuwaiti media reported on saturday that islamic state branch wilayat sinai had seized an iranian shipment of kornet anti-tank missiles and other gps guided weaponry bound for the gaza strip.

then there is syria where iran and hezbollah together with the regime of syrian dictator bashar al-assad are changing the demographic situation along the border with israel as a preparation for a future war with the jewish state.

assad has now granted syrian citizenship to thousands of iranians and shiites from pakistan and afghanistan who fought alongside the syrian army during the battles which secured the survival of the regime of the ruthless dictator, and who will settle in southern syria.

the syrian news site zamanalwsl claimed that the syrian government has issued 200,000 passports to members of the iranian revolutionary guards corps and other shiite fighters and their families.

the iranians no longer hide what is their plan for the middle east and israel in particular.

hussein salami, the deputy commander of the irgc, said this weekend that basij militia of the irgc are “spreading across the region” and that palestinian arabs as well as syrians, iraqis and yemenites are “using the basij as a role model in order to enable them to triumph over the takfiri enemy and foil conspiracies of israel, the us and al-saud.”

“today, we have become so powerful that we can both defend our country against invasion, and chase the enemy, if necessary, and inflict an unforgettable defeat on it,” salami bragged during the same speech.

 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

hundreds injured as major earthquake strikes iran

november 25, 2018

a major 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit western iran on sunday night, injuring hundreds of people and sending panicked residents running.

between 300-500 people were reported injured in the quake. no casualties have been reported as of sunday evening. the earthquake originated 20 km (12.5 miles) southwest of sarpol-e zahab, in the kermanshah province of iran close to the iraq border, which experienced a devastating earthquake this time last year.
  daniel 8: “i looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. one of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great. as i was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground. as he came near the place where i was standing, i was terrified and fell prostrate. "son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision concerns the time of the end."

iran's leader calls on muslims to unite against us, refers to israel as 'cancerous tumor'

november 24, 2018

iranian president hassan rouhani on saturday called on the world's muslims to unite against the united states, as his country grapples with another round of sanctions recently reimposed by the trump administration.

submitting to the west headed by america would be treason against our religion ... and against the future generations of this region,” rouhani said at the islamic unity conference in tehran, in a speech broadcast live on state television, reuters reported.

in addition to the u.s., rouhani also criticized israel, calling it a “cancerous tumor” established by western nations to advance their interests in the middle east. iranian leaders have pledged support to groups like hezbollah and hamas that are committed to israel's destruction.
“i looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. one of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. i watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. no animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. it did as it pleased and became great.”
iraq aq refuses to comply with u.s. sanctions on iran

november 22, 2018

accordingly, nearat concluded that washington will be outraged by iraq's maneuvering, however, he does not believe that the us retains enough leverage to alter baghdad's course.

targeting iran's crucial energy, shipping and banking sectors. “the decision isn’t international, iraqi, or part of a united nations resolution—it's an american one,” iraq's prime minister adel abdul mahdi explained in reference to baghdad's position to not “respect” the financial penalties. he added that iraq "does not accept dictates" and is not obligated to fall in line with us foreign policy or any "aggression" against another country.

the announcement comes after iraqi president barham salih over the weekend visited tehran, where he discussed with his counterpart hassan rouhani ways to enhance bilateral ties as well as the potential establishment of free trade zones along the shared border. the trip raised eyebrows in washington, which fears growing iranian influence over baghdad could offset a fifteen-year military and diplomatic effort to rebuild iraq in its image.

“tehran is a key player in iraq in terms of ideology,” raed nearat, a professor of international relations at al-najah university in the west bank city of nablus, conveyed to the media line. “in recent days the iraqi-iranian coziness is obvious, which explains the public shift in rhetoric and now policies.”

iran says u.s. bases and aircraft carriers within missile range

november 21, 2018

an iranian revolutionary guards commander said on wednesday that u.s. bases in afghanistan, the uae and qatar, and u.s. aircraft carriers in the gulf were within range of iranian missiles, as tensions rise between tehran and washington.

the islamic republic’s government has ruled out negotiations with washington over its military capabilities, particularly its missile program run by the guards. iran, which says its missile program is purely defensive, has threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the strait of hormuz in the gulf if the united states tries to strangle iranian oil exports.

“they are within our reach and we can hit them if they (americans) make a move.
 more third temple news:

armageddon predicted as jews call for third jerusalem temple to be built

november 11, 2018

the first two holy temples of the israeli city ceased to exist centuries ago, having been demolished at the hands of the babylonians and later by the romans. despite multiple calls to rebuild the temple, they have remained largely unheard. biblical conspiracy theorists have voiced a warning that the erection of a third holy temple in jerusalem, which religious activists have recently called for, inevitably carries jesus christ’s imminent return.

jewish eschatological teachings have it that the holy temple will rise up from the ground for the third time when armageddon nears. “the rabbis of the sanhedrin court are calling both mayor candidates to include in their plans for this city the rebuilding of the third temple.”
 daniel 8 news:
us ready to accuse iran regime of violating chemical weapons ban

november 19, 2018

the u.s. administration is ready to accuse iran of violating an international treaty that bans chemical weapons, according to two us officials on friday.

the officials, who declined to be named as they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, explained that the trump administration plans to make their announcement about iran’s non-compliance with the 1997 chemical weapons convention, which prohibits the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons, at some point this week.

the us’s findings, based on recent intelligence, do not say that iran has used chemical weapons, but that the regime has maintained the relevant facilities and equipment to produce them.

while this determination would not invoke immediate us penalties, it could be used to file a complaint against iran at the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons – a 193-member body based at the hague that oversees the treaty. this is believed to be part of the trump administration’s efforts to put "maximum pressure" on the iranian regime and isolate it from the international community, with the ultimate goal being to halt iran’s destabilizing activities in the middle east and beyond.
 “wars and rumors of war”

war between iran & saudi arabia could send oil to $300 per barrel & impoverish the world

15 nov, 2017

an armed conflict between riyadh and tehran would have a major impact on oil markets and the global economy. rt asked experts what a war between the two middle east superpowers would mean for crude prices.

if a conflict happens, oil prices could increase 500 percent.

“energy prices will seriously depend on the severity of the conflict. let's remember the unrecognized iraqi kurdistan, which in a state of continuous war exported about 550,000 barrels per day through turkey. in this connection, we can expect a panic rise in oil price to $150-$200 on the first day of the conflict… if saudis and iran attack each other's oil facilities, crude prices can skyrocket to $300,” mikhail mashchenko, an analyst at the etoro social network for investors told rt. read more:

wars and rumors of such:
russia, china, iran, and north korea working on emp weapons for devastating attack on us

china, russia, north korea, and iran are preparing nuclear electronic pulse attacks from space in a future conflict to cripple the u.s. military and plunge the united states into darkness, according to a declassified study.

"the united states critical national infrastructure faces a present and continuing existential threat from combined-arms warfare, including cyber and manmade electromagnetic pulse (emp) attack, and natural emp from a solar superstorm," says a recently published report from the congressional commission to assess the threat to the united states from electromagnetic pulse (emp) attack."

once largely a concern of a cold war surprise attack from russia to shut down american nuclear forces communications, the spread of nuclear weapons has increased the danger of disruptive emp attack from a nuclear burst in the upper atmosphere.
"nuclear emp attack is part of the military doctrines, plans, and exercises of russia, china, north korea, and iran for a revolutionary new way of warfare against military forces and civilian critical infrastructures by cyber, sabotage, and emp," the report says.

because damage is limited to electronic components and systems, enemy leaders do not consider an emp attack as an act of nuclear warfare that would be bring u.s. nuclear retaliation.

"potential adversaries understand that millions could die from the long-term collateral effects of emp and cyber-attacks that cause protracted black-out of national electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures," the report states.
outbreak: very high risk: ebola will spread

november 12th, 2018

the ebola outbreak currently ravaging the democratic republic of congo is seeing no end in sight. not only has containment been made all but impossible by the violence in the area of the outbreak, but there is now very high chance that the infection will make its way across the border into uganda.

the ebola virus is particularly known for its containment difficulties. because the virus, which kills about half of those it infects and gets passed on through body fluids, has a long incubation period, healthy-looking people can spread the deadly disease for weeks before any symptoms actually appear.

last week, robert redfield, the director of the centers for disease control and prevention, suggested an alarming possibility: the current ebola epidemic could be beyond control, he said. redfield added that the outbreak may also and for the first time since the deadly virus was first identified in 1976, become persistently entrenched in the population.
 daniel 8: 4,5,17: “i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself… and as i was considering, behold, a he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”
iran waging war against israel from gaza right now

november 13, 2018

hamas and islamic jihad are still in the midst of shooting 400+ rockets at israel. they are proxies of iran, as part of iran’s overall effort to destroy israel. the following is the full video of the bus that was shot and destroyed by a guided missile shot by a terrorist in gaza.

this video was then broadcast directly on iranian tv, before any other broadcast, showing that iran was connected with the attack. this is only one small piece of the dangerous war effort that israel finds itself against iran, on the gaza border.

gaza is only one front of the iranian war effort against israel. lebanon is the other front, in the north. while israelis want israel to stop the rocket attacks from gaza, pm netanyahu and the israeli cabinet, are more afraid of the 150,000 iranian hizbullah rockets ready to be shot at israel. the north now is even more dangerous than it used to be because russia is fully supporting iran in syria.  
louis farrakhan, in iran, warns trump a mideast war possible

november 8, 2018

minister louis farrakhan, the leader of the nation of islam, warned president donald trump not to pull "the trigger of war in the middle east . at the insistence of israel," speaking thursday while on a visit to iran.

the 85-year-old farrakhan, long known for provocative comments widely considered anti-semitic, criticized the economic sanctions leveled by trump against iran after america's pullout from the nuclear deal between tehran and world powers.

"the war will trigger another kind of war which will bring china, russia, all of the nations into a war," he said. "the war will end america as you know it. it is your policies that are eroding trust for you in the world, favor for you in the world, and now you are pulling apart, confused," farrakhan said, addressing trump. "if you do this, you will bring about — not the iranian chant — you will bring about the death of the greatest nation that has been on this earth in the last 6,000 years."
irgc commander threatens 'dominance' over the u.s. in mideast

november 4, 2018
deputy commander of iran's irgc has issued new threats against the united states, hours before additional sanctions come into play against the islamic republic. speaking in tehran on sunday, brigadier general hossein salami said that iran's power has reached a level, that "we can threaten the vital interests" of a country such as the u.s.

salami claimed that "battle with the islamic republic will take the war beyond the region" and "if we want, in a short time we can establish dominance over the u.s. in the middle east". iranian leaders and particularly irgc officials often make threatening remarks about the u.s. and its allies in the region.

salami made the remarks on a day when the authorities in iran organize anti-u.s. gatherings nationwide, unleashing slogans to mark the 1979 seizure of the u.s. embassy in tehran.

 2 timothy 3: “in the last days people will have a “form of godliness” but deny its power”:

'god knows why this happened': pentecostal church members shoot, stone each other over rivalry

nov 2, 2018

a group of men at a pentecostal megachurch in south africa opened fire and pelted rocks at each other over a rivalry concerning a vacant leadership position at the church.

news 24 reported that the clash happened on thursday outside international pentecost holiness church in silo, zuurbekom, which left three people injured and hospitalized. gauteng police spokesperson captain mavela masondo explained that the battle began early local time, when a convoy of vehicles carrying worshipers parked outside the church.

"as they were about to enter the church premises, another group that was inside the church charged at them. they confronted each other. during their confrontation, firearms were pulled out and three people were injured," he added. another 12 cars were badly damaged in the fight, while police confiscated the firearms.

"they just arrived in a large group, armed with guns, sticks and bricks, and charged at us. we then fled on foot, leaving our vehicles behind. they then damaged our cars and fired shots in our direction," he claimed.

the event on thursday was meant to be a men's conference, which began with singing before the fight broke out.
update: asia bibi released!!! 
asia bibi acquitted, christian mother speaks out after 8 years on death row: 'i can't believe it'

october 31, 2018

asia bibi, the christian mother of five who has been on death row for blasphemy since 2010, has been acquitted by pakistan's supreme court. although the decision was made back on october 8, it was held hidden from the public until its announcement on wednesday.

"the appeal is allowed. she has been acquitted. the judgement of high court as well as trial court is reversed. her conviction is set aside, keeping in mind the evidence produced by the prosecution against the alleged blasphemy committed by the appellant, the prosecution has categorically failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt," the justices found.

the british pakistani christian association said that christians in the country have been warned of the high risk of revenge attacks, however.

"protests have already started as a result of asia bibi's not guilty verdict. islamabad has been blocked off by protesters shouting slogans and the police are on standby. a perimeter has been formed by law enforcement around sensitive targets and important government buildings," the bpca reported.
 breaking: pakistan’s supreme court to decide if christian mom asia bibi will live or be executed for her faith tomorrow

october 30, 2018

after years of delays, seven years and eleven months to the day after she was sentenced to death by hanging for her christian faith, christian mom asia bibi has finally had her appeal heard by the supreme court of pakistan.

a three-member panel of the supreme court of pakistan consisting of chief justice mian saqib nisar, justice asif saeed khosa, and justice mazhar alam khan miankhel heard arguments in asia bibi’s case yesterday. asia was arrested in june 2009 and sentenced to death in 2010 for blaspheming the prophet muhammad’s name.

the pakistani supreme court will issue its decision on the appeal of christian mom asia bibi’s conviction and death sentence for blasphemy tomorrow. the decision is expected to come down overnight tonight and will determine if this christian mom of five is set free or hanged for her christian faith.

pakistani media is reporting this afternoon:

the supreme court of pakistan is set to announce much awaited judgment in aasia bibi case on wednesday. the top court reserved its ruling on october 8 on the accused’s plea against her conviction. the 51-year-old christian woman has been on the death row since november 2010 after she was convicted on charges of committing blasphemy during an argument with two muslim women in sheikhupura.
 daniel 8: 4,5,17: “i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself… and as i was considering, behold, a he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”

iran’s dangerous game in gaza

iran has benefited from the chaos and instability in the region and built a crescent of influence or corridor to the sea from tehran that stretches through baghdad, damascus and beirut.

october 27, 2018

the rocket fire overnight from gaza may have been directed from tehran or iranian forces in syria, according to israel’s assessment. an idf statement said that palestinian islamic jihad launched rockets “under the encouragement of the terror-exporting iranian regime,” and idf spokesman brig.-gen. ronen manelis said the rocket fire was conducted with “clear guidance from iran” and the iranian regime’s islamic revolutionary guards quds force in syria.

this is a serious allegation and means that what appeared to be several salvos of rocket fire have hands guiding them across the region. iran’s policy in the gaza strip has been developing over the last two decades. a paper released last year from the institute for national security studies, by sima shine and anna catran, noted the close relations that hamas and palestinian islamic jihad have with iran. “for years this backing has taken primarily the form of military aid,” it said.

that included actual weapons and know-how for things like improving the range of rockets. this is important because iran has also been accused of building rocket factories in syria and lebanon and sending precision-guided equipment to hezbollah in lebanon. it is part of a wider iranian strategy in which iran’s tentacles reach toward israel on three fronts, in the golan, on the northern lebanese border and in gaza.

iran has benefited from the chaos and instability of the last years in the region and built a crescent of influence or corridor to the mediterranean sea from tehran that stretches through baghdad, damascus and beirut. palestinian islamic jihad (pij) is the last link in this puzzle. over the years the smaller organization, which often fights alongside hamas against israel, has received millions of dollars from iran, according to the inss report. according to a separate report in august 2018, iran transferred $30 million to islamic jihad.
 revelation 17:17: “ for god has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by uniting to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of god are fulfilled.”
world religions forum a chance to tackle global crises like rohingya

october 24, 2018

a recent un report following an independent fact-finding mission in the region calls the violence genocide — a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” by buddhist attackers. it states that “gross” violations to human rights and international humanitarian law have taken place over the last year. the overall number of dead is unclear.

it is easy, and all too common, to cite religion as a tool to promote division, misunderstanding and violence against others. but it is my view that what’s happening in myanmar and around the world has more to do with intolerance and hatred — a failure to appreciate the humanity that we share — than with spiritual beliefs.

in fact, religion remains a positive and powerful motivating force for literally billions of people around the world. it is a sentiment that will be celebrated in toronto this november at the 2018 parliament of the world’s religions. thousands of people from around the world will attend this massive interfaith gathering to share their perspectives and inspirations for working toward a better world.

first held in chicago in 1893, the parliament has a long and distinguished history of bringing diverse cultures together. now 125 years on, this event exposes participants to more than 200 unique religious and faith traditions practised around the world. it is a unique opportunity for people from different faiths and cultural backgrounds to discuss modern issues of sustainability and human rights, and to carefully consider the role we all play in strengthening our own communities.

one world religion: pope francis says all major religions are ‘meeting god in different ways’

pope francis very clearly expresses his belief that all of the major religions are different paths to the same god

the pope’s first-ever video message on his monthly prayer intentions was released tuesday, highlighting the importance of interreligious dialogue and the beliefs different faith traditions hold in common, such as the figure of god and love.

“many think differently, feel differently, seeking god or meeting god in different ways. in this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty that we have for all: we are all children of god,” pope francis

but it isn’t just pope francis speaking in this video. in fact, one section of the video features leaders from various global religions expressing faith in their respective deities. the following comes from an article about this new video that was posted on christian news network… see video:
 daniel 8: 4,5,17 “i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself… and as i was considering, behold, a he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”
iranian armed forces’ sworn duty is to “strike terror into the enemies of allah”

oct 25, 2018

the islamic republic of iran, established in 1979 by the ayatollah khomeini, has never been a benign presence among the worldwide community of nations.

from inception, it has made no secret of its hatred for israel, and its intention to terminate the “zionist entity.” it has funded, trained and provided weaponry to hezbollah in lebanon (both to harass israel and to create a shi’ite powerhouse in lebanon) and to hamas in gaza (a sunni muslim terrorist group embracing the mutual goal of israel’s destruction).

it has sought nuclear weapons technology, buying help secretly from abdul qadeer khan, the “father of pakistan’s atomic bomb” in 1989 and subsequent years. it provided diplomatic cover for the 9/11 terrorists to mask their travel to and from al-qaeda bases in afghanistan to help ensure the success of bin laden’s plans against america.

it rushed to the support of bashar al-assad in syria against the rise of rebel forces in 2011, and has used the opportunity not only to provide military intelligence and weaponry, but also to establish its own bases in syria with an eye to threatening israel more directly.

since barack obama’s pull-out of us forces from iraq, iran has cemented its ties with fellow-shi’ite political and militia leaders in iraq, seeking to bring the war-bruised and sectarian-ravaged country into its orbit as a puppet state.

on an almost daily basis, iranian navy fast attack boats harass us naval vessels sailing in international waters in the persian gulf, seeking to enforce their claim that no non-iranian military presence will be tolerated in the gulf. just yesterday, the british destroyer hms dragon experienced this same harassment before the iranian attack boats finally backed off.

since the most recent yemeni civil war commenced in 2015, iran has supported the houthi rebels in their effort to overthrow the government. sending in military trainers, upgrading their weapons, providing them financial support, iran’s hope is to create greater instability for their great regional enemy, saudi arabia, and ultimately to establish their own permanent presence in yemen to further threaten the saudis and israel by surrounding them both with a “shi’ite crescent” from lebanon through syria and iraq and around the gulf region ending in yemen, on the western tip of the arabian peninsula.

meanwhile, in its quotidian media releases, iran continues it bellicose threats to america, the “great satan,” and to israel, the “little satan,” as well as to saudi arabia, the emirates, and whomever else it feels stands in its way.
 matthew 24:11: "and many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many."

texas 'prophet' joshua holmes is 'jesus in the flesh,' followers say

october 16, 2018

if you don't know self-styled texas prophet joshua holmes of joshua holmes ministries, you don't know jesus because he is "jesus in the flesh," according to some who follow him.

"for all you haters if you don't know prophet joshua holmes you ain't got the holy spirit. that's all i gotta say," a young woman says in a viral video posted on facebook dismissing critics of holmes. "he is changing lives every day. he is jesus in the flesh. he is very tangible. he's got the power of god on him."

the flamboyant young minister, whom many critics dismiss as a dangerous departure from orthodox christianity, has emerged in recent months as an online sensation professing healings and "money miracles." in a 1-minute video promotion for his ministry that has been viewed more than 3 million times on facebook, holmes is recorded making women and men swoon with a wave of his jacket or a mere breath from his mouth.

he shared a tale of how he moved into a mansion 48 hours after sowing thousands of dollars into the ministry of televangelist mike murdock.

"i have a miracle ministry and a lot of people have been getting healed but i've been seeing that a lot of women and men are ignorant of the wealth anointing in deuteronomy chapter 8 verse 18. earlier this year i was challenged by god to sow a major seed. i had a place where i was living inside of. i now live in a mansion off this major seed that i sowed. in 48 hours i moved into the mansion," holmes told davis.

daniel 8: 4,5,17: “i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself… and as i was considering, behold, a he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”
iran threatens us with warning that its ballistic missiles can now hit 'any ship' from 400 miles

october 16, 2018

iran has said it has beefed up the capability of its missiles, warning they can now hit "any ship" up to 400 miles away.

the islamic republic insists the weapons are merely defensive but the announcement comes as tensions with the united states mount over its nuclear program mount.

iran has threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the strait of hormuz in the gulf if america tries to strangle iranian oil exports.
iranian militant threatens to open ‘gates of hell’ on u.s. military

an iranian military leader on tuesday threatened to open the "gates of hell" on the u.s. military if the trump administration moves to attack iranian-backed forces in iraq, according to new threats that come on the heels of the islamic republic declaring that it will not engage in direct talks with president donald trump.

iran has amped up its military rhetoric, threatening the united states directly in recent weeks as the trump administration readies new sanctions expected to cripple the iranian economy and further fuel ongoing popular protests against the hardline regime.

the new threats against the united states come as iran unveils advanced military hardware, such as missiles and drones that are being used against american forces and their allies in regional hotspots such as syria, yemen, and elsewhere.

iran has been testing the united states's resolve with a slew of attacks by its regional terror proxies in a bid to possibly lead america into a wider regional war with tehran's allies. iranian-backed forces in iraq have made major inroads, not just in the country's divided military, but also in the newly elected government, which contains many officials loyal to tehran. in the last several weeks, iranian forces have launched missile strikes in the heart of iraq near the u.s. consulate and american officials stationed there.

iranian commanders are now threatening to strike directly at the united states if it moves to attack these fighting forces in iraq.
  revelation 17:17: "for god has put it in their hearts to execute his purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of god will be fulfilled.”
congress of world religions adopts declaration to build peace

12 october 2018

religious leaders adopted a declaration on the role of religion in the modern context oct. 11 on the second and final day of the sixth congress of the leaders of world and traditional religions here.

“we appeal to all people of faith and goodwill to unite in this difficult time and make their responsibility in ensuring peace and harmony on our planet,” stated the declaration. the declaration states that to resolve conflicts and ensure stability, the religious leaders agreed to establish dialogues with politicians, international organizations and civil society. this includes calling for negotiations between the parties of military conflicts and reject the use of violence.

“religion will play the peacebuilding role. “(we) express solidarity with all religious groups and ethnic communities exposed to the rights and violence inflicted by extremists and terrorists,” stated the declaration.

 john 16:2: “the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to god.”
 six months after medical personnel kill christian in pakistan, no arrests, brother says
counter-case against victim’s family rejected.

oct 9, 2018

more than six months after doctors and hospital staff members killed a christian at a government hospital in lahore, pakistan, none of the suspects has been arrested, the victim’s brother said.

anil saleem, brother of sunil saleem, told morning star news that police efforts have been lax in the catholic family’s quest for justice for the father of four, beaten by doctors and security guards at lahore’s services hospital on march 26 after objecting to a doctor’s refusal to tend to his sister as she suffered labor pains.

police registered a case against 14 doctors, 20 security guards and 10 male nurses but none has been arrested, he said.

“moreover, the police exonerated the main accused, dr. saira, in the initial investigation, even though she was the one who had instigated her colleagues and the security guards to attack us in the hospital ward,” anil saleem said.
a postmortem report stated the cause of death as multiple rib fractures, which led to haemopneumothorax, or air and blood in the chest cavity. the report revealed at least two liters of blood in sunil saleem’s chest cavity, indicating how brutally he was beaten, his brother said.

pakistani christian asia bibi death sentence hearing postponed again, judgment reserved
october 8, 2018

the death sentence hearing for pakistani christian asia bibi, who has been jailed for eight years under the nation's blasphemy laws, has been postponed again.

pakistan's supreme court reserved its judgment monday on the final appeal against the execution of bibi, a christian who had been sentenced to death for blasphemy, according to ndtv.

bibi was charged back in 2009 when she went to get water for her and her fellow farmworkers. two muslim women refused to take a drink from a container that had been used by a christian. days later, a mob of muslims accused her of blaspheming the prophet muhammad and she was subsequently convicted and sentenced to death.

 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

scientists surprised by power of indonesia tsunami

sept. 30, 2018

the 7.5-magnitude quake, which struck in the early evening, was centered along the coast of the island of sulawesi about 50 miles north of palu. shortly afterward — within 30 minutes by some accounts — waves as high as 18 feet crashed ashore in the city, destroying buildings, smashing vehicles and killing hundreds of people.

the high casualty toll may also reflect indonesia’s lack of advanced systems for tsunami detection and warning, tsunami experts said. other communities on sulawesi, including the city of donggala, were also hit by the tsunami, although there are as yet few details of the destruction or death toll outside of palu. “it’s heartbreaking when you know the technology is there,” she added. “indonesia is on the ring of fire — tsunamis will happen again.”
daniel 8: 4,5,17: “i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself… and as i was considering, behold, a he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”
iran threatens israel
iranian nuclear chief warns israel of consequences for assassination of nuclear scientists.


iranian nuclear chief ali akbar salehi implicitly threatened israel in an interview with the associated press tuesday.

addressing the assassinations of iranian nuclear scientists, as well as the stutnex computer virus which set back iran's nuclear program, both of which have been blamed on israel, salehi said: "i hope that they will not commit a similar mistake again because the consequences would be, i think, harsh."
iran’s power play shows depth of missile threat

tehran’s goal is to pressure israel on two or more fronts, making any israeli moves more complex in this dangerous chessboard of missile threats.

september 2, 2018

“it seems iran has been turning iraq into its forward missile base.” kata’ib hezbollah, a shi’ite militia in iraq that is allied to iran, controls the areas where the missiles are located. it shares a similar name and role as lebanese hezbollah, but is a separate militia.

there are two interesting details here. first, that the missiles or warheads for them are being produced in iraq, and that shi’ite militias run the factories. second, that kata’ib hezbollah is specifically mentioned. these militias are part of a group of militias that make up the popular mobilization forces (pmu) which helped iraq fight isis. in 2016, the pmu was incorporated into iraq’s official paramilitary structure. in 2017, iraqi prime minister haider al-abadi, said that these shi’ite militias were the “hope” of the future of iraq. in 2018, the militias gained even more influence when their political party, the fatah alliance, came in second in the may elections.

this puts militias like kata’ib hezbollah close to the center of power in baghdad. us officials said in may that these militias “posed the greatest threat to the safety of us personnel” and could harm the stabilization of iraq. the us department of treasury has not only sanctioned kata’ib hezbollah leader abu mahdi al-muhandis but also sanctioned iraq’s al-bilad islamic bank, accusing it of transferring funds to hezbollah and the islamic revolutionary guard corps.

iran can use iraq as a base to threaten israel, and not only do iraqis pay the potential consequences, but iran’s proxy forces hope that the us coalition would have to defend iraq from any potential israeli retaliation for the presence of these missiles. the us is still training and equipping the iraqi army.

iran increases missile threat to israel, linking syria and iraq

missile facilities and launchers are reportedly located near russian and us-led coalition forces and run by iranian proxies.

august 31, 2018

two recent reports reveal the depth of iran’s missile threat emanating from iraq and syria. in syria, a clandestine surface-to-surface missile (ssm) facility at wadi jahanamm will likely be completed by early 2019. in iraq, the iranian regime has deployed medium-range missiles with shi’ite militia proxies that are capable of hitting israel.

together the missile threats represent a creeping power-play by tehran at the same time prime minister benjamin netanyahu has insisted jerusalem will continue to act against threats, and after john bolton visited jerusalem in mid-august. on august 30, image sat international released a report noting that “tehran is a major contributor to the syrian missile project, including building the new ssm facility near baniyas.”

by reportedly basing its missiles near russian forces in northern syria and near us-led coalition forces in iraq, iran is trying to protect its missiles while threatening israel and potentially dragging israel into a regional conflict should jerusalem strike at these facilities. tehran seeks to play this dangerous regional missile game as it carves out an arc of influence from baghdad via damascus to lebanon.

the warnings about the development at the syrian site come as a new report emerged that iran has sent missiles to its allies in iraq. iran has transferred three missile types into iraq, including its latest zolfaghar (zulfiqar) missile, which is a solid-fueled short range ballistic missile capable of reaching a range of 700 km. it was first used in a strike by iran against islamic state in june 2017, and was fired from kermanshah, iraq. its deployment there puts it within range of israel.
john 16:2: “the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to god.”
a christian genocide on the world's most christian continent: searching for truth amid the bloodshed

august 25, 2018

thousands of christians have been killed in the past year alone. families have lost their loved ones, their churches, their houses, and everything they have in an instant. some are calling it an all-out genocide in the most christian country in the world's most christian continent in terms of numbers.

according to the international society for civil liberties & the rule of law, a nonprofit, nongovernment organization headquartered in nigeria, is that radical islamists have taken over the fulani, spreading jihad by deliberately slaughtering christians and burning their churches.

everything they have, they have lost in a moment. their houses, churches, communities, any stability they might have known, even their loved ones and relatives. and then they are forced to run for their lives.

that is the reality for so many christian families, according to open doors usa, a leading persecution watchdog group that has been assisting victims of fulani violence in nigeria.

 daniel 8: 4,5,17:

“i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself… and as i was considering, behold, a he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”

iran's strait of hormuz control stokes tensions, could prompt us response


a major shipping route located between oman and iran where nearly one-third of the world's sea-traded oil passes through daily may become a new flashpoint after a top iranian navy general said monday that the country has taken full control of the strait of hormuz.

the head of the navy of iran’s revolutionary guards, gen. alireza tangsiri, said that iran had full control of both the persian gulf itself and the strait of hormuz that leads into it, reuters reported. the strait, which at its narrowest point is 21 miles wide, has shipping lanes that are 2 miles wide in each direction and is the only sea passage from many of the world's largest oil producers to the indian ocean.

"it's a very contentious area. in recent weeks iranian president hassan rouhani renewed the threat, saying that if sanctions threatened iran's crude oil exports, the rest of the middle east's exports would be threatened as well. but if iran were to follow through with any bluster to close down the vital shipping channel, a potential u.s. response would be swift.
 iran showcases new defense cooperation in blow to u.s., israel

both syria and iran want to show off the military cooperation and the official connections between tehran and damascus in light of us pressure for iran to leave.

august 27, 2018

iran’s press tv said hatami’s counterpart, gen. ali abdullah ayyoub, stressed the importance of not allowing outside countries to “cause damage to the strong and firm relations of the two countries,” a clear jibe aimed at both the us and israel. in recent months, washington and jerusalem have said iranian forces must be removed from syria. a us department of defense inspector general report from early august said iran has 3,000 islamic revolutionary guard corps members in syria at 10 military bases and at as many as 40 other positions throughout the country.

syrian state media also heralded the importance of the visit, a clear sign that both syria and iran want to show off their military cooperation and official connections, in light of us pressure for iran to leave. iran says it is helping syria to “fight terrorism” and resist us efforts to “destabilize” the region, a direct response to us claims about iranian “destabilization” of the middle east.

earlier this month, us secretary of state mike pompeo established an iran action group to coordinate us interagency work in confronting iran’s role in the region. national security advisor john bolton and us secretary of defense james mattis have both emphasized iran’s regional threats.
8.2-magnitude earthquake strikes in south pacific off fiji

a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of the pacific ocean, roughly 200 miles off fiji and almost the same distance from tonga, according to the preliminary report from the us geological survey.

the earthquake struck just after midday sunday and was almost 560 kilometers deep, the usgs said.

the pacific tsunami warning center said based on the data available, a destructive pacific-wide tsunami was not expected, and there was no threat to hawaii.

 mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

'big one' talk swirls as 69 massive earthquakes hit the pacific's ring of fire in 48 hours


a large swath of earthquakes hit the pacific's so-called ring of fire earlier this week, prompting some to wonder if it is a precursor to the oft-discussed massive earthquake, colloquially known as "the big one."

sixty-nine earthquakes, including 16 tremors registering 4.5 or above on the richter scale, recently hit the area, according to the u.s. geological survey (usgs), which recorded the events but did not issue a warning.

luckily, the earthquakes did not reach the western coast of the u.s., which partially sits on the cascadia subduction zone, a fault that stretches from mid-vancouver island to northern california.

of the 69 earthquakes, 53 hit the area on sunday, followed by the 16 subsequent tremors, impacting indonesia, bolivia, japan and the aforementioned fiji.

 powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake rattles venezuela

august 22, 2018

a powerful earthquake shook venezuela’s northeastern coast and parts of the caribbean but likely caused little damage besides knocking out power in some places and toppling supermarket shelves because of its depth, experts said.

the 7.3 quake tuesday was the largest to strike venezuela since 1900, according to the u.s. geological survey. but at a depth of some 76 miles (123 kilometers) beneath the earth’s surface it appeared to have caused only limited damage even near its epicenter a few miles off the cariaco peninsula stretching into the eastern caribbean.

power outages were reported across nearby trinidad, where people ran into the street and gasped as large glass panes at one supermarket shattered and falling concrete smashed several cars. the quake also cracked walls and thousands of goods fell off supermarket shelves. no injuries or deaths were immediately reported. the earthquake also was felt in guyana, barbados and grenada
 daniel 8: 4,5,17:

“i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself… and as i was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”

iran’s islamic revolutionary guards corps quds force commander posts image of white house exploding

aug 19, 2018

gen. soleimani responded to a tweet by u.s. president donald trump directed at iranian president hassan rohani, stating that president trump has the rhetoric of man in a casino or a bar, compared him to a gambler, and warned the u.s. not to threaten iran.

soleimani declared: “know that we are near you, in places that don’t come to your mind. we are near you in places that you can’t even imagine. we are a nation of martyrdom… you know that a war would mean the loss of all your capabilities. you may start the war, but we will be the ones to determine its end.”
daniel 8: ram with two horns:

iran, iraq to further increase border cooperation

august 14, 2018

commander of iran's law enforcement police brigadier general hossein ashtari blasted the recent moves by a number of terrorist groups at the common borders with iraq, and underlined the need for bolstering security cooperation between the two countries.

"given the presence of certain terrorist groups in some of the bordering points to foment insecurity in these regions, expansion of cooperation between the security forces of both countries is inevitable and we should decrease these crimes through more cooperation," general ashtari said in a meeting with general al-hosseini in tehran. he, meantime, said currently security prevails at the joint borders of iran and iraq and the terrorists' moves have reduced.

general ashtari also warned that the iranian and iraqi nations have common enemies, including the us and israel, and stressed that the two states should try to foil the enemies' plots. he also underscored willingness of iran's law enforcement police to cooperate with iraq in training security forces and exchanging experiences.


war, famine, pestilence:

yemen civil war: ‘world’s worst humanitarian crisis’


besides the tens of thousands killed and wounded and the 3 million displaced, another million people are suffering from cholera in what the world health organization has called the largest epidemic of the disease in modern history. some 50,000 people, the who says, already have died from cholera. meanwhile, the international rescue committee estimates that famine is spreading, putting more than 8 million people at risk of starvation.

some 22 million people, more than three-quarters of the country’s population, now depend on international aid for food and medicine, which often can’t reach them because of the war, u.n. officials say. secretary-general antónio guterres called yemen’s plight “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”



welcome to the next deadly aids pandemic

the world thought it had fought the hiv virus to a stalemate—but its strategy was flawed in ways that are only now becoming clear.

the world’s experts on hiv/aids are gathered this week in amsterdam for the 22nd international aids conference as a collective anxiousness has set in. the 2016 optimism that fueled a united nations declaration that the end of aids was near has been replaced by a gnawing fear among experts.

for years, humanity had the virus on the run, and death tolls plunged to joyously low levels. but the disease is now poised, for the first time in recent memory, to add massively to its global death toll of 35 million since 1981. three factors are contributing to its runaway resurgence: flawed public health strategy, rapidly shifting demography, and diminished resources.

15 million people are still untreated and therefore infectious to others. worse, most of these individuals are unaware that they carry the virus, do not see any reason to get a hiv test, and are unlikely to take precautions to protect others, such as using condoms during sex. as a result, the pandemic is continuing to grow. last year, 940,000 people died of hiv-related causes, while 1.8 million were newly infected with hiv.

a new unaids-lancet commission report on defeating aids calls for an all-fronts urgent increase in prevention efforts worldwide. rates of sexually transmitted diseases (stds)—syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, various forms of hepatitis—are skyrocketing, especially among young gay men in europe and north america and heterosexual youth in much of sub-saharan africa, often in antibiotic-resistant forms. a type of essentially incurable gonorrhea—so-called xdr, or extensively drug resistant—has emerged in australia and the united kingdom, prompting alert across the european union.


daniel 8: 4,5,17: “i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself… and as i was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.

iran’s plan that puts the entire west in danger

august 7, 2018

iran has been seeking israel’s destruction for decades. they constantly threaten israel. hossein salami, deputy commander of the irgc (islamic revolutionary guard corps) said, “we have 100,000 missiles in lebanon ready to hit israel.” the iranian regime spends billions of dollars on war and nuclear weapons. their entire being represents destruction. will the un do anything about that? the international world needs to speak out.

israel wants peace it’s that clear. the iranian regime wants to destroy israel. but will they stop there? their future plans put the entire west in danger, and they must be stopped! watch video:


mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

at least 39 killed as 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits off lombok island in indonesia

august 5, 2018

a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has hit along the coast of indonesia’s lombok island killing at least 32 people, authorities said. a tsunami warning was also issued, but called off a few hours later.

local disaster agency officials said at least 39 people were killed, according to ap. the figures on injured have not been released yet. the indonesian government’s geological agency bmkg initially issued a tsunami warning, but lifted it several hours later. seawater had entered two villages in lombok at the level of 10 to 13 centimeters.


matthew 24:12: “and many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many”.

prophet owuor's heavy security detail during nairobi crusade leaves tongues wagging

his security detail evoked reactions from a section of netizens who claimed he is not a true prophet - those who guarded him included gsu officers, aps and it is believed recce squad was involved - some have castigated him for sleeping in a five star hotel and riding in posh cars while his followers spent two nights in the cold waiting for his miracles the just concluded two days religious meeting convened by famous.

prophet david owuor has left netizens baffled with the level of tight security the ‘man of god’ is entitled to. some took to social media platforms where they expressed displeasure maintaining that if owuor was a true prophet, then he did not need that level of security detail only synonymous with heads of state.

others however took issue with those castigating owuor’s security insisting that it was necessary for his well being. to ensure that we are all reading from the same script, let us repaint the grand entry of the 'most mighty' prophet in nairobi’s uhuru park. two black black cars, the first one with a siren, entered the main arena, probably to make way for the 'mighty one' as the bible's john the baptist did.

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false prophets and dupable followers

they are men and women (prophetesses) whose offices are located sometimes in the mosques but most times in the cathedral. they are like the sheep – gentle, meek, unassuming and totally innocuous. handsome men. beautiful women. whenever they appear on the podium, they appear like actors and actress; men and women in the entertainment industry. whenever they talk, the souls of the flock, the worshippers, are entranced. their sermons are like thunder. tongues coated with sugar-sweet to the mind, sweet to ‘taste’.

but they are also ravening like wolves. they destroy and devour. they destroy what they cannot create; they destroy that which is most subtle, that which is most dear to the almighty – the human soul. whenever those who minister on behalf of god begin to act like him, they become modern day idols – idols to which libations must be poured before humans could reach the almighty. these are people who purport to create conscience for those who lack one and end up corrupting those who have one.

whenever they speak, it feels as if they are the ones that get consulted before the almighty carry out his will. these are ‘kidnappers’; ‘kidnappers’ of human souls. they are ‘kidnappers’ of uncanny chemistry- they kidnap the truth, they render asunder peace and harmony.


“i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself… “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”

iran planning gulf 'swarm' drill involving 100-gun boats within days, us officials say


iran’s islamic revolutionary guard is expected to put 100 gun boats in the persian gulf sometime in the next 48 hours to practice "swarm" tactics simulating actions which could potentially shut down the strait of hormuz, where roughly 10 percent of the world’s oil passes through each year, two u.s. officials said wednesday.

iran normally conducts its annual "swarm" exercise in the fall, but officials said the event has been moved up likely due to recent threats made between president donald trump and iranian president hassan rouhani in recent days.

in a statement about the exercise, navy capt. bill urban, a u.s. central command spokesman, said: "we are aware of the increase in iranian naval operations within the arabian gulf, strait of hormuz and gulf of oman. we are monitoring it closely, and will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waterways." the arabian gulf is also known as the persian gulf.


mark 13:8: “and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.”

at least 10 killed after powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits indonesia

july 28, 2018

a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination of lombok in indonesia on sunday (july 29), killing 10 people and damaging many buildings, authorities said. the quake hit lombok island early in the morning when many people were still sleeping. twelve people were injured and many fled into open fields away from collapsed buildings.

sutopo purwo nugroho, the disaster mitigation agency spokesman, posted on twitter pictures of houses with collapsed roofs and walls. “people are gathering on the streets and empty fields to avoid collapsing buildings,” he said. around 43 quakes were recorded after the initial 6.4 magnitude tremor, with the largest aftershock recorded at 5.7 magnitude, said the disaster mitigation agency.

in 2004, a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.3 undersea earthquake off the coast of sumatra, in western indonesia, killed 220,000 people in countries around the indian ocean, including 168,000 in indonesia.


“i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself… and as i was considering, behold, a he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. and he came to the ram that had two horns, which i had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power. “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”

us said weighing military action amid iranian threats to middle east waterways

report says us looking into options to keep key oil routes open in wake of attack by iran-backed rebels on saudi tankers in red sea

28 july 2018

the united states is reportedly weighing possible military action to keep open key oil shipping routes in the middle east amid iranian threats against the waterways. the officials said that though the us maintains a naval presence in the middle east, any military operation would need a long-term commitment from other countries.

the report came just days after iranian-backed houthi rebels in yemen attacked a pair of saudi oil tankers traveling through the bab al-mandab strait leading to the red sea. the waterway is one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.

iranian leaders have also recently threatened to shutter the strait of hormuz, through which one-third of the world’s oil supply passes as it travels from the persian gulf. earlier this month, the us vowed to keep open the strait of hormuz after iranian generals backed president hassan rouhani’s threat to jeopardize world oil supplies if iranian oil exports are blocked under us sanctions.

earlier this week, us president donald trump issued an intense warning against tehran, threatening that it could “suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever seen before.”

the response came after iranian president hassan rouhani earlier sunday issued his own warning to the us leader not to “play with the lion’s tail,” saying that conflict with iran would be the “mother of all wars.”


iranian senior general: if the us starts a war, iran will finish it

“as a soldier, it is my duty to respond to trump’s threats. if he wants to use the language of threat, he should talk to me, not the president (hassan rouhani),” said major general qassem soleimani.

july 26, 2018

iran’s commander of the islamic revolution guards corps quds force maj.-gen. qassem soleimani warned us president donald trump against threatening iran, promising that were the us to begin a war iran would finish it.

“gambler trump! i alone will stand against you. we, the iranian nation, have gone through tough events. you [may] begin a war, but it is us who will end it. go ask your predecessors [about it]. so stop threatening [us]... we are ready to stand against you,” soleimani was quoted as saying by iran’s tasnim news agency in the central city of hamedan. “we are near you, where you can’t even imagine... come. we are ready,” he said.

earlier in the week, trump threatened iranian president hassan rouhani on twitter, warning in text written in all caps locks of unprecedented “consequences” if tehran would threaten washington:

“never, ever threaten the united states again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before. we are no longer a country that will stand for your demented words of violence & death. be cautious!”


donald trump hits back at iran's president: 'never, ever threaten the us again or you will suffer'

23 july 2018

donald trump has warned hassan rouhani, the iranian president, to never threaten the us again, saying he would not "stand for your demented words".

the us president issued the direct threat on twitter after the iranian leader cautioned mr trump about pursuing hostile policies against tehran, saying "war with iran is the mother of all wars".

a war of words has escalated as iran faces increased us pressure and looming sanctions after mr trump's decision to withdraw the united states from a 2015 international deal over iran's nuclear program.

"america should know that peace with iran is the mother of all peace, and war with iran is the mother of all wars," mr rouhani said, according to the state new agency irna.


zechariah 12:3: “and in that day will i make jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

pa mufti warns of religious war over jerusalem

grand mufti of "palestine" claims "settlers" are breaking into the al-aqsa mosque.


sheikh muhammad hussein, grand mufti of "palestine", is warning about the repeated "break-ins" of "settlers" to the area of the al-aqsa mosque, accompanied by israeli security.

in a conversation with the official palestinian authority (pa) news agency wafa, hussein said that attempts to break into the al-aqsa mosque would not change the arab and islamic character of jerusalem. in a message to israel, hussein warned that continued attempts to break into al-aqsa may lead the region to a religious war because they undermine the faith of muslims around the world.

he reiterated that the al-aqsa mosque is "an islamic mosque only and neither the settlers nor anyone else have a right to it. we have the right in the city of al-quds (the arabic name for jerusalem) and in its holy places, and we will not give it up at any price," stressed hussein.


daniel 8:4,17: “i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself…“son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end"

iranian regime again threatens to close strait of hormuz – a threat it has made in the past but never carried out

july 20, 2018

against the backdrop of the u.s. administration's announcements that it intends to level oil and banking sanctions against the iranian regime, regime officials once again responded with vehement statements expressing their intention to prevent any country from shipping oil via the persian gulf.


why iran supports palestinian terror groups

july 20, 2018

while the united nations, israel and the us are proposing plans to alleviate the suffering of the palestinians in the hamas-ruled gaza strip, iran is pledging to continue its financial and military aid to palestinian terror groups.

the iranian general did not offer to build the palestinians a hospital or a school. nor did he offer to provide financial aid to create projects that would give jobs to unemployed palestinians in the gaza strip. his message to the palestinians in the gaza strip: iran will give you as much money and weapons as you need as long as you are committed to the jihad (holy war) against israel and the "big satan," the us.

iran's meddling in the internal affairs of the palestinians is not new. the iranians have long been providing hamas and the palestinian islamic jihad terror groups with money and weapons. were it not for iran's support, the two groups, which do not recognize israel's right to exist, would not have been able to remain in power.

iran's support for the palestinian terror groups has a twofold goal: first, to undermine the palestinian authority, which is headed by mahmoud abbas, and which tehran sees as a pawn in the hands of the us and israel; and second, to advance iran's goal of destroying israel.

just this week, we received yet another reminder of iran's true goal. the leader of iran's "islamic revolution," ayatollah ali khamenei, said that the palestinians will win over their enemies and will "see the day when the fake zionist regime" vanishes. he said that us president donald trump's "evil policy" is doomed to failure.


khamenei lashes ‘satanic’ us peace plan, vows to destroy ‘fabricated’ israel

a day after calling for better ties with the world, iran's supreme leader tells palestinians a day will come when zionist regime 'will be eradicated'

july 16, 2018

the head of iran’s theocratic regime, supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei, took to twitter on monday to denounce the trump administration’s expected peace plan as a “satanic and vicious plot” and promise that the “fabricated zionist regime will be eradicated.”

khamenei often lashes out at israel and the us and has positioned iran as a key supporter and funder of palestinian terror groups. “to the dismay of the u.s. politicians, #palestine will never forgotten and #al quds (jerusalem) will remain the capital of palestine and the first qibla of muslims. by god’s grace, the palestinian nation will certainly gain victory over the enemies and will witness the day when the fabricated zionist regime will be eradicated.”


top iranian general: forces in syria ‘awaiting orders’ to destroy israel

hossein salami says tehran also 'creating might in lebanon to fight our enemy from there with all our strength' and eradicate 'evil zionist regime'

july 9, 2018

in a recent speech, the deputy commander of iran’s revolutionary guards (irgc) boasted that the “islamic army in syria” in the golan heights was awaiting orders to eradicate the “evil regime” of israel.

he also said the tehran-backed hezbollah terror group had 100,000 missiles aimed at israel.

“today an international islamic army has been formed in syria, and the voices of the muslims are heard near the golan,” he said. “orders are awaited, so that… the eradication of the evil regime [israel] will land and the life of this regime will be ended for good. the life of the zionist regime was never in danger as it is now.”

salami stressed that “the zionist regime constitutes a threat… to the entire islamic world. that is the philosophy of the establishment of this regime.”



earthquakes in israel: tenth tremor in a week shakes north

a 3.2 earthquake was registered today near lake kinneret, joining a string of tremors from recent days, some that reached up to 4.5 in strength

july 8, 2018

an earthquake was felt sunday morning in northern israel, registering a 3.2 in magnitude. the epicenter of the tremor was the lake kinneret, which was also the site of a string of earlier tremors felt throughout the region in the past week.

the current quake was the tenth registering between 3-4.5 in strength. overall, some 30 tremors were felt in israel recently, some at very low intensity. on saturday was a 3.4 quake felt in the north and on thursday another 3.2 tremor was reported in lake kinneret.

the quakes in israel are of the type called slide-slip. israel sits on the sinai plate, which rubs against the arabian plate to our east. the arabian plate is moving north relative to the sinai plate, and the result is the occasional very big quake.

doing the math over about 2,000 years, says hamiel, we see powerful quakes roughly every 80 to 100 years. so yes, israel is overdue for a big one, which could happen at any part of the dead sea fault. "we know where, but we don't know when."


daniel 8:4-5: “i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him, nor was there anyone to rescue from his power; but he did as he pleased and magnified himself. while i was observing, behold, a male goat was coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.”

us vows to keep gulf waterway open despite iran's threats

us army spokesman says they will ensure the freedom of navigation, after tehran hints it might close strait of hormuz.

july 4, 2018

the us military has promised once again to keep gulf waterways open to oil tankers as iranian president appeared to renew threats to close off the region. iranian president hassan rouhani on tuesday hinted iran could halt regional exports if it is stopped from exporting oil after the us pulled out of the nuclear deal with world powers.

"the americans have claimed they want to completely stop iran's oil exports. they don't understand the meaning of this statement, because it has no meaning for iranian oil not to be exported, while the region's oil is exported," the website, president.ir, quoted him as saying.

separately, a senior iranian revolutionary guards commander said on wednesday that they were ready to prevent regional oil exports if iranian oil sales were banned by the us.

praising rouhani's remarks, major-general qassem soleimani said he was ready to implement such a policy if needed. "i kiss your (rouhani's) hand for expressing such wise and timely comments, and i am at your service to implement any policy that serves the islamic republic," soleimani, commander of quds force, in charge of foreign operations for the revolutionary guards, said in a letter published by state news agency irna.

"you be hated by all for my name's sake"

canadian man faces 2 years in prison for passing out jesus saves pamphlets at gay pride parade

june 30, 2018

a christian bus driver in toronto has been charged with a "hate crime" for distributing pamphlets saying homosexuality can lead to diseases and that jesus can save gay people if they repent.

bill whatcott "distributed anti-gay material which promoted hatred toward the gay community," toronto police service said in a statement, adding that he was arrested in calgary and later returned to toronto.

the 51-year-old christian man was charged with "willful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group, namely the gay community."

the pamphlets he allegedly distributed said homosexuality is associated with sexually transmitted diseases, including hpv of the rectum, which the u.s. centers for disease control says is true, according to the federalist.


“i saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself... “son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”

iran ‘destabilizing’ region at second lebanon war anniversary event

president says battle with hezbollah achieved 12 years of quiet on northern front, but threat from tehran still grave

june 28, 2018

president reuven rivlin on thursday accused iran of destabilizing the middle east and provoking tensions at israel’s northern border, during an event marking the 12th anniversary of the last major war on that front.

“but we paid for this quiet with blood,” he said. “at the same time, the threat is still grave. just this year, we’ve seen an escalation in the northern front as a result of iranian provocations. iran continues its subversion in the middle east, and is arming groups adjacent to our borders.”

“the iranian presence is destabilizing the region and could throw the middle east into uncertainty that will affect europe and the entire world,” rivlin warned. “israel won’t stand idly. we won’t let iran entrench itself in syria. we are not happy to go to war, but israel will strictly keep its commitment to ensure the safety of its citizens,” he said.


"the time is coming, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth god service."

death toll in jos, nigeria attacks at 218, including pastor, wife and son

christian leader arrested for protests of killings.

july 2, 2018

an assemblies of god nigeria pastor, his wife and son were among at least 218 people killed in muslim fulani herdsmen attacks on predominantly christian areas near jos on june 23-25, a denominational leader said.

the ag-nigeria’s okoroafor said the herdsmen in the june 24 attacks burned down the worship auditorium where pastor choji served.

“we received with pains in our heart the brutal killing of our pastor, the rev. musa choji, his wife, his son and many other nigerians including women and children, and also the burning of our church,” okoroafor said. “the leadership of the assemblies of god nigeria calls for serious prayers and asks the government to do her expected responsibility by fishing out perpetrators of this ungodly act.”

the ag-nigeria’s okoroafor said the herdsmen in the june 24 attacks burned down the worship auditorium where pastor choji served.


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

three dead, hundreds injured by earthquake in western japan's osaka

june 18, 2018

a strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan osaka in western japan on monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300.

the magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck shortly after 8 a.m. north of osaka at a depth of about 13 kilometers (8 miles), the japan meteorological agency said. the strongest shaking was north of osaka, but the quake rattled large parts of western japan, including kyoto, the agency said.

the quake knocked over walls, broke windows and set off scattered building fires. it toppled bookcases in homes and scattered goods on shop floors. it also cracked roads and broke water pipes, leaving homes without water.


daniel 8 news:

analysis: winds of war as iran axis prepares for golan offensive

a major battle against the rebels along the israeli and jordanian border seems unavoidable.


“as forces mass on both sides, large scale fighting seems inevitable in upcoming days,” according to forensic research lab which also warned the offensive could prompt israeli strikes.

later on monday, local media reported attacks on “militants” in the eastern daraa country side and a deadly offensive against islamic state hubs in the al-suweida province east of daraa, which is home to a large druse minority in syria.

at the same time it became clear iran and syrian dictator bashar al-assad were playing their favourite deceit game with israel and western powers such as france. after assad last month said there were no iranian troops in syria, he now says iran’s presence in the country is non-negotiable.

the iranian president defended iran’s growing presence in syria and said the presence of the quds force of the iranian revolutionary guards corps in syria “is quite legal and based on the official request of the syrian government with an aim of fighting terrorism.”


john 16:2 " the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers god service."

christian missionary heidi baker pleads for prayers in mozambique amid beheadings, islamic terror

jun 14, 2018

christian missionary heidi baker, ceo of iris global, has asked for believers around the world to pray for her and her team in mozambique, which has seen the rise of a boko haram-like islamic terror group that has been carrying out beheadings and other atrocities.

"they are targeting anyone who opposes their brand of terror. in the last few weeks these attacks have intensified in frequency and brutality. each attack has involved killing and burning houses. people were beheaded in at least six villages, two of which are within two hours drive of our pemba base. villagers are fleeing for their lives, carrying nothing with them, and have become refugees in the bush or on offshore islands."

government officials reported at the end of may that 10 people, including women and children, were beheaded by the jihadists in the monjane village in the cabo delgado province. the victims included at least two children and four women, with national police spokesman inacio dina vowing that the attackers will be hunted down and brought to court.


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.”

sadr allies with iran-backed coalition to form government in iraq

june 14, 2018

in an official statement aimed at reassuring washington that the new coalition would not adopt a policy hostile to the united states in iraq, karim al-nuri, a leader in the fatah alliance, denied june 13 that his alliance is facing us opposition, saying, “the new coalition is in tune with the vision of iran and the united states,” which means that the new government that will result from this coalition will maintain the post-2003 moderate policies adopted by the iraqi governments in keeping the balance of power between iran and the united states, will work to satisfy the two parties in iraq and will seek to keep their rivalry away from the country.

nuri confirmed his alliance’s coalition deal with sairoon is “a big and powerful coalition between two big and powerful alliances that no one can aggravate the situation without. this coalition is a message of reassurance to the iraqi people before proceeding to form the largest parliamentary bloc concerned with forming a government.”

he explained that this is “a message to all to lift the tension and ward off the specter of civil war, all the while excluding the option of repeating the elections. this message seeks to alleviate the burden weighing on the shoulders of the iraqi people.”


2 peter 2:1 “there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.”

crl commission calls for aggressive approach in dealing with 'false prophets'

crl commission chairperson says if religious crimes are allowed to continue, the consequences will be severe.

june 10, 2018

the commission for the promotion and protection of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities (crl commission) says plans are in place for a nationwide campaign to educate people on crimes perpetuated by religious leaders.

the rights body says there needs to be a more aggressive approach in dealing with so-called false prophets. it says a peer review mechanism is needed following the uncovering of hundreds of sexual abuse allegations against pastors.

“when a personality becomes bigger than jesus christ, than god, the holy spirit and you start believing in human beings who walk and talk with us here on earth, you need to ask yourself a lot of questions.”


matthew 24:9 : "then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of my name's sake."  

christian persecution and genocide is worse now than “any time in history,” report says

the persecution and genocide of christians across the world is worse today “than at any time in history,” and western governments are failing to stop it, a report from a catholic organization said.

the study by aid to the church in need said the treatment of christians has worsened substantially in the past two years compared with the two years prior, and has grown more violent than any other period in modern times.

“not only are christians more persecuted than any other faith group, but ever-increasing numbers are experiencing the very worst forms of persecution,” the report said.

the report examined the plight of christians in china, egypt, eritrea, india, iran, iraq, nigeria, north korea, pakistan, saudi arabia, sudan, syria and turkey over the period lasting from 2015 until 2017. the research showed that in that time, christians suffered crimes against humanity, and some were hanged or crucified. the report found that saudi arabia was the only country where the situation for christians did not get worse, and that was only because the situation couldn’t get any worse than it already was.

in africa, the report focused on countries like sudan, where the government ordered that churches be destroyed, and nigeria, where isis-affiliated groups like boko haram have led a surge in attacks on christians. in eritrea, hundreds of christians have been rounded up and imprisoned over the past year because of their faith.

the report also documented numerous case studies in which christians in countries such as india and nigeria were murdered or beaten for practicing their faith.


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.”

hezbollah’s nasrallah threatens israel: ‘the day of the great war is coming’

june 11, 2018

the leader of lebanon’s hezbollah terror group said friday his men will not leave syria even if the whole world tries to force them to do so, adding that only a request from the syrian government would prompt such a move.

hassan nasrallah said israel had for years hoped for syrian leader bashar assad to fall. now that such a ambition seems unlikely, he said, israel has set a new goal — to drive iran and hezbollah out of syria. nasrallah also threatened israelis, saying, “the day of the great war is coming.”

he said palestinians had shown they “will not give up jerusalem, the al-aqsa mosque, palestine, and the right of return” despite all outside pressure. “and this people after 70 years of displacement and sacrifices is growing in presence and strength,” he added.

but “if you insist on the occupation, the day of the great war is coming, the day we will all pray in jerusalem.”


hamas: riots will continue until jerusalem is liberated

june 9, 2018

hamas leader ismail haniyeh said on thursday evening that the weekly “march of return” protests in gaza will “continue until jerusalem is liberated and the gaza blockade ends. the march must also expand into the west bank and jerusalem,” haniyeh added.


"in the last days...they will have a form of godliness but deny the (holy spirit's) power" 

the church of england is encouraging gay, lesbian and transgender people to become priests

june 2018

the church of england has launched a diversity drive that is specifically encouraging gay, lesbian and transgender people to take “roles of leadership and service in the local church”. this move is being greatly applauded by the lgbt community and is being very strongly criticized by conservatives. at one time such action by the church of england would have been unthinkable, but today this news is hardly being noticed.

for the church of england, the debate is essentially over. bishops have decided that they very much want to encourage gay, lesbian and transgender people to take on roles of leadership. one of the biggest reasons for this new “guidance” is the fact that young people are not embracing the church. it is apparently hoped that this new diversity drive will encourage young people to get involved.

“we very much hope that they, like everyone else, feel encouraged to serve on pccs, or as churchwardens and worship leaders, for instance, and are supported in exploring vocations to licensed lay and ordained ministries,” the guidance says.


luke 17:28-29: " it was the same as happened in the days of lot… but on the day that lot went out from sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.”

revelers take to the streets of tel aviv for region’s largest gay pride parade

at least 200,000 people expected; roads blocked for 20th annual march through the coastal city

june 8, 2018

tens of thousands of people flocked to the streets of tel aviv friday as the city’s 20th annual pride parade kicked off at noon. much of the city closed down as partyers, many dressed in elaborate costumes, danced and marched alongside parade floats pumping out music from multiple sound systems.

the parade, expected to draw at least as many people as the 200,000 who attended last year’s event, is the peak event of the city’s pride week, with parties expected to continue for the whole weekend. the march also brings tens of thousands of tourists to the coastal city, with many businesses displaying rainbow flags and advertising special offers to attract customers. even google got in on the action, with the internet giant putting a rainbow border around the page of search results for the event.

the march is the region’s biggest, as israel stands in sharp contrast to many of its neighbors. across the rest of the middle east, gay and lesbian relationships are mostly taboo.


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. all these are the beginning of sorrows.”

rouhani says ‘israel can never feel safe’ as thousands in iran mark quds (jerusalem) day

protesters burn trump effigies, chant 'death to israel, america' in annual pro-palestinian events across the islamic republic

june 8, 2018

iranian president hassan rouhani warned friday that israel “can never” feel safe, as many thousands of iranians marched in the annual day of protest against israel. protesters took to the streets in the capital and other cities for quds (jerusalem) day, held every year since the early days of iran’s islamic revolution to show support for the palestinians.

“israel can never feel that it is in a safe place. today, nations declare that freedom of quds and the entire palestinian territories is the cause and wish of all of us and they will never forget this cause,” rouhani said. “god willing, the palestinian people will return to their territories one day.”

chanting “death to israel” and “death to america,” demonstrators protested israel’s control of jerusalem, the city where muslims believe islam’s prophet muhammad began his journey to heaven. palestinians want east jerusalem for their future capital. they also condemned the us decision to move its embassy to jerusalem on may 14.


khamenei: israel a ‘cancerous tumor’ that ‘must be eradicated’

iran's supreme leader says destruction of jewish state is 'possible and will happen,' slams 'traitorous countries' for not defending palestinian

june 4, 2018

iranian supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei on sunday lashed out at israel, calling the jewish state the “cancerous tumor” of the region that must be “removed and eradicated.” in a series of tweets sunday, khamenei leveled harsh criticism at israel for its handling of the violent hamas-orchestrated “march of return” protests along the gaza border.

“our stance against israel is the same stance we have always taken,” he said. “#israel is a malignant cancerous tumor in the west asian region that has to be removed and eradicated: it is possible and it will happen.”

khamenei has previously branded israel as “barbaric,” “infanticidal,” and the “sinister, unclean rabid dog of the region.” more recently, he blamed “zionists” for the anti-government demonstrations held across iran earlier this year.


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

earthquake hits kilauea summit, sending ash plumes up to 8,000 feet

june 4, 2018

a magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook the kilauea summit, resulting in an ash plume that reached up to 8,000 feet, according to hawaii county civil defense.

the earthquake happened at 3:51 p.m. local sunday, according to the us geological survey. it did not cause a tsunami threat, according to the pacific tsunami warning center. there were 500 quakes in the summit area of kilauea in a 24-hour period over the weekend -- the highest rate ever measured at the summit area, according to brian shiro, supervisory geophysicist at the usgs hawaiian volcano observatory.


guatemala death toll rises to 38 as quake strikes off coast (videos)

june 4, 2018

a 5.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of guatemala. the seismic event comes just hours after the eruption of the country’s fuego volcano which killed 38 people and forced thousands to flee their homes.

the quake was recorded 65 miles (105km) south of champerico, a district along guatemala’s southwestern coastline, according to the us geological survey. with the earthquake’s epicenter out at sea and close to an oceanic trench known as the middle america plate boundary, it’s not immediately clear whether any damaged has been caused to homes or infrastructure on land.

the quake comes as explosions could be heard coming from guatemala’s fuego volcano throughout the day monday, covering local communities in volcanic rock and ash. at least 38 people are now feared dead in what is the largest eruption seen at the site since the 1970s.


“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.”

analysis: after iranian attack from gaza, new war on the horizon

‘never a dull moment’ has been israel’s motto since the establishment of the state in 1948.


with may coming to an end we had two mini-wars this month and next month could see a big one if diplomacy should fail. the two mini-wars in may, the one that took place in the night of may 10 between iran and israel in north israel and this week’s confrontation between hamas, islamic jihad and israel, showed similarities which revealed that the israeli military has a new strategy.

just like the direct confrontation with iran on may 10, when the quds force of the iranian revolutionary guards corps lobbed 32 missiles at israel and the iaf destroyed 50 iranian targets in syria in response, the army did the same with hamas and islamic jihad this week.

on wednesday night, the iaf destroyed much of hamas and islamic jihad’s military infrastructure in gaza when israeli warplanes and combat helicopters destroyed 65 military targets in the coastal enclave.

"israel sent a message that if attacks begin again, the attacks on hamas and its offshoots will become more forceful. now, actions will decide what the future holds," a senior israeli defense official told arutz sheva.

hamas and islamic jihad, or should we say iran, apparently got the message and asked egypt for help in order to establish a cease-fire. both terror organizations are considered part of the so-called ‘resistance front’ - the loose coalition of iranian-backed terror organizations and shiite militias which are taking their orders from quds force commander qassem soleimani of the iranian revolutionary guards corps.


iran is the puppet master behind the massive gaza rocket attacks on israel

may 29, 2018

islamic jihad shot over 100 rockets and mortars on israeli civilian areas today. islamic jihad is an iranian backed organization. while the conversation has revolved around islamic jihad, it is really iran that is behind all these rocket attacks.

iran finds itself in a very precaution geo-political position right now. this is all thanks to the brilliant diplomacy of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. iran has taken over syria. iran, with russian assistance, helped assad stay in power. iranian forces were in syria to assist assad. for iran, this was not about helping syria, this was about gaining territory closer to israel, to accomplish her goal of destroying israel.

over the past year, iran has been developing its military capability on syrian soil. israel would not allow that. with us and russian coordination, israel has been systematically destroying all of iran’s military capabilities on syrian soil. while islamic jihad is an iranian organization, the hamas gets financial support from iran as well. iran is the puppet master of both.

pushed against the wall in syria thanks to israeli military achievements and now the diplomatic achievements, it seems iran is using its proxies in gaza to still hurt israel and remain relevant. where this will lead we still don’t know, but so long as the islamic mullahs of iran remain in power, they will continue to do what they can to destroy israel.


us vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on iran, will ‘crush’ terror proxies

'this is just the beginning': laying out strategy after exiting nuke deal, pompeo says iran must come clean about nuclear program, stop threatening israel, leave syria, halt terror

may 21, 2018

us secretary of state mike pompeo said the trump administration is preparing to impose “the strongest sanctions in history” on tehran after withdrawing from the iran nuclear deal earlier this month, as he laid out a laundry list of demands for a new treaty.

“we will apply unprecedented financial pressure on the iranian regime,” pompeo told the heritage foundation, a conservative think tank based in the nation’s capital, in his first major speech outlining washington’s strategy for curtailing iran’s nuclear ambitions and its “malign” regional behavior. “sanctions are going back in full effect, and new ones are coming,” he warned further. “the iranian regime should know this is just the beginning.”

trump’s newly installed top diplomat also hinted at the possibility of military action should iranian leaders reconstitute their nuclear program.

“if they restart their nuclear program, they will have big problems, bigger problems than they’ve ever had before,” he said. pompeo also threatened to “crush” iran’s terrorist proxies around the world.”


iran's leaders at war with western civilization

why is the west putting up with it?

may 20, 2018

u.s. flag-burning and chanting "death to america" became common in the middle east only after the iranian takeover of the us embassy in teheran. when donald trump pulled the us out of the nuclear deal, iranian mps in their parliament burned the american flag.

the united states just withdrew from the iranian nuclear deal. the move is fully justified not only on the grounds security, but primarily because iran's iranian khomeinist revolution is a deadly and propulsive ideology that the west cannot allow to become a nuclearized one.

the archipelago of political islam in europe, from tariq ramadan to the muslim brotherhood, revolves around the orbit of the qatar-iran axis. the egyptian muslim brotherhood openly sided with khomeini's revolutionaries as they overthrew the shah, and now threatens saudi arabia and the uae and others in the region.

the fatwas against "blasphemous" writers, the veiling of women, the attacks against jews worldwide, the persecution of christians, the abuse of children, the imposition of islamic law... all these have been the poisoned fruits of khomeini's revolution and the most direct challenges to the central features of the western civilization. will europe – the cradle of western culture and civilization – open its eyes and stop regularly taking the side of the iran's tyrannical ayatollahs?


daniel 8: 3- 4, 17, 20: “a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. i saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. the ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of media and persia. he said to me, "understand, son of man that the vision refers to the time of the end."

iranian general's visit draws protest in baghdad


the frontrunner in the national elections, shiite cleric muqtada al-sadr — who long has decried both iranian and u.s. influence — described his party’s victory as “an achievement for the iraqi people and its national entitlement,” just as scores have taken up a stance over tehran’s latest efforts to maintain leverage.

the arrival of iran’s prominent major general qasem soleimani to baghdad last saturday subsequently has been met with hundreds taking to the streets in opposition of iran’s “destabilizing” maneuvers in iraq, advocating that the neighboring country should instead channel its resources into “liberating” the occupied palestinian territories.

soleimani, who oversees iran’s elite revolutionary guards, is reported to be deal-making desperately to form alliances with other major iraqi parties to ensure tehran’s interests are upheld and to counter the influence of sadr’s sayirun party — a mishmash of shiites, secularists, technocrats and communists — which has taken a surprise sweep, according to preliminary electoral results.

sadr staunchly has rejected iran’s continued backing of shiite militias across iraq, known as the popular mobilization forces (pmf), which came into being initially to fight the sudden onslaught of isis in 2014. sadr has cautioned that the militias — which essentially control iraq’s interior ministry and large territorial swaths of the country — should be dissolved into iraq’s national security forces, thus limiting tehran’s direct control.


daniel 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.”

iranian group offers $100,000 for bombing us jerusalem embassy

flyers in english, arabic, farsi, say group 'will support anybody who destroys illegal american embassy in jerusalem.'


an iranian group said it will pay a $100,000 reward to anyone who destroys the newly transferred american embassy in jerusalem.

the us embassy in jerusalem, israel officially opened yesterday. palestinian authority chairman mahmoud abbas condemned the embassy, calling it a "settlement". the arab league will hold emergency talks tomorrow to discuss what it called washington's "illegal" decision to move the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem.

the "iranian justice seekers student movement" distributed leaflets calling to attack the embassy. the flyers, written in english, arabic and farsi, say the group “will support anybody who destroys the illegal american embassy in jerusalem.”


daniel 8:17 : “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."

iran army commander: trump's follies to speed up israel's annihilation

may 12, 2018

"the treatment of the nuclear deal by sill trump will fail to produce the results desired by the zionists and would rather speed up annihilation of the usurper regime," general heidari told reporters in tehran on saturday. he also added that the iranian ground force has a calendar which shows the time for annihilation of the usurper and child-killing zionist regime.

"israel’s actions clearly demonstrate that the military attacks were carried out with the obvious intention to target iranian nationals and interests legitimately deployed in the syrian arab republic."

khoshrou said that the islamic republic of iran preserves its right to self-defense in accordance with the charter of the united nations and calls upon the security council to uphold its responsibilities by condemning acts of aggression and asking the israeli regime to stop its dangerous and constant adventurism and provoking behaviors which are threatening the regional peace and security.


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.”

russia, un: violence can detonate over gaza, us embassy's jerusalem move

may 12, 2018

“i’m particularly worried about today and the coming days with the us embassy move to jerusalem," said un special coordinator to the middle east peace process nickolay mladenov. “all countries have expressed grave concern as the situation is becoming increasingly explosive and can detonate any minute. there are casualties already,”

us officials, israeli leaders and politicians have spoken about the embassy relocation as a celebratory event. it is the first time since the creation of the state of israel that the us has recognized that jerusalem is the country’s capital and placed its embassy there.

likud minister gilad erdan tweeted: “this is an historic event that will correct injustice and advance a real #peace. threats of #terror must never deter us from doing what is right.”

us ambassador to israel david friedman tweeted, “just a few days before the historic opening of the beautiful united states embassy in jerusalem, israel. so excited for the ceremony and proud of all the embassy staff who worked so hard to make this event happen. eternally grateful to president trump for his courage and vision.”


daniel 8:4-7 :

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

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.”

"this vision refers to the time of the end" (daniel 8:17)

israel strikes ‘nearly all’ iranian infrastructure in syria after iran rocket attack, minister says

may 10, 2018

israel and iran reached the brink of full-scale war thursday as the islamic republic's unprovoked rocket attack on soldiers in the golan heights gave way to an unprecedented israeli counter-strike that targeted nearly all iranian infrastructure inside syria.

the israeli defense force said it deployed fighter jets and used missiles to strike a range of targets, including military compounds, intelligence operations and munitions warehouses, a statement read. the strikes were israel's largest air operation in syria since the 1973 yom kippur war.

“the idf will not allow the iranian threat to establish itself in syria. the syrian regime will be held accountable for everything happening in its territory,” the press release read. “the idf is prepared for a wide variety of scenarios.”


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

6.2 magnitude quake strikes afghanistan-tajikistan border

10th may 2018

in what became the second earthquake in a single day to strike afghanistan, the united states geological survey (usgs) said that the northern afghanistan border was struck by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

the quake reportedly struck on wednesday afternoon, along afghanistan’s border with tajikistan. officials said that the quake was so strong that tremors were felt in india and pakistan too. while so far, there have been no reports of loss of life or damage to property, the quake is said to have shook buildings in the afghan capital of kabul.


daniel 8:17: "this vision is at the time of the end"

daniel 8:4-7 :

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

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.”

after alleged iranian barrage, israel launches massive counterattack in syria

idf warns syrian military not to interfere as it pummels iranian targets in largest direct exchange between jerusalem, tehran


some 20 rockets were fired at israeli military bases by iranian forces from southern syria just after midnight on thursday, sparking the largest ever direct clash between jerusalem and tehran, with israeli jets targeting numerous iranian-controlled sites across syria.

in response, israel launched an extensive retaliatory campaign, striking suspected iranian bases throughout syria for hours following the initial iranian bombardment, an israeli military spokesperson said, warning syrian dictator bashar assad not to get involved.

on wednesday, prime minister benjamin netanyahu met with russian president vladmir putin in moscow about iran’s “explicit goal of attacking the state of israel as part of their strategy to destroy the state of israel,” he said. netanyahu told reporters after the meeting that putin was receptive to israel’s demand that it be allowed to operate freely in syria’s skies in order to defend itself.


israeli military: iran's quds force fires 20 rockets from syria at golan posts, some were intercepted

in first, army attributes attack on israeli territory to iran ■ golan residents requested to stay in shelters until warning lifted ■ syrian reports claim israel struck regime targets in golan heights

may 10, 2018

a barrage of 20 rockets was fired wednesday night from syria towards israeli military outposts in the golan heights. no injuries were reported. several rockets were intercepted by the iron dome missile defense system.

the israeli army is attributing the attack to members of the quds force of the iranian revolutionary guard. the rocket fire struck near the border with syria.

the military said intelligence assessments earlier in the week anticipated that after u.s. president donald trump announced that he was withdrawing from the iranian nuclear accord, israel was likely to be targeted by rocket fire and iran would try to retaliate.

after rocket fire was reported wednesday night, idf spokesperson ronen manelis told reporters that the attack was carried out by members of the iranian quds force and that israel views the incident gravely. the army is currently assessing the situation and considering whether to hand out more instructions to israeli residents of the area to fend off should the situation escalate further.

this is the first time israel directly accuses iran of firing towards israeli territory. during the syrian civil war errant fire struck the golan several times; usually local organizations in southern syria that are affiliated with iran, hezbollah and the assad regime were behind those attacks. this iran-led strike on israeli territory, however, is the most extensive of its kind to date.


iran-aligned houthis in yemen fire missiles at saudi capital

the assault took place a day after saudi arabia's top western ally the united states pulled out of a deal with iran over its disputed nuclear program and could signal an uptick in the middle east.

may 9, 2018

yemen's houthis fired a salvo of ballistic missiles at saudi arabia's capital on wednesday - an attack saudi authorities said they intercepted in the skies over riyadh. the assault took place a day after saudi arabia's top western ally the united states pulled out of a deal with iran over its disputed nuclear program and could signal an uptick in tensions between riyadh and regional rival tehran.

the houthis said the missiles were launched at economic targets in riyadh, the group's al-masirah tv reported. at least four blasts were heard in the city center, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

the houthis, an iran-allied group that controls much of yemen including the capital sanaa, have fired a series of missiles into the kingdom in recent months, part of a three-year-old conflict in yemen widely seen as a proxy battle between saudi arabia and iran.


watch: iranian lawmakers burn u.s. flag after nuclear deal withdrawal

lawmakers chanted "death to america" in a public display of anger.

may 9, 2018

iranian lawmakers burned a us flag in the country's parliament and chanted "death to america" in a public display of anger on wednesday following us president donald trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with iran and five other world powers.

members of the iranian parliament also set fire to a piece of paper representing the deal. watching the events unfold, the speaker of iran's parliament, ali larijani, quipped, "be careful not to set the parliament on fire too."

suggesting that trump is not fit for his job, larijani told the iranian judiciary's website mizan on wednesday that "trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues."


trump speech: us pulling out of iran deal

may 8, 2018

president donald trump makes a statement on the future of the iran nuclear deal, announcing that the u.s. is pulling out of the deal.


iranian president slams trump's decision to exit nuclear deal

may 8, 2018

iranian president hassan rouhani delivered a national address from tehran shortly after president trump announced the u.s. will leave the 2015 nuclear deal that lifted sanctions on iran in exchange for iran abandoning its nuclear program. rouhani said iran would negotiate with other countries that are party to the deal


netanyahu: iran seeking to deploy advanced arms in syria to wipe out israel

prime minister says 'unmitigated' iranian aggression is a threat to the entire mediterranean region, warns israel is ready for battle

8 may 2018

prime minister benjamin netanyahu warned tuesday that iran is striving to deploy advanced weapons in syria to destroy the jewish state, and that it could threaten the entire region with a mediterranean base.

iran “has a terror network that is spread throughout the world,” netanyahu said. “it is now seeking to implant very dangerous weapons in syria to be used against israel for the specific purpose of our destruction. iran openly calls daily for our destruction, the elimination of israel from the face of the earth, and it practices unmitigated aggression against us and against anyone else in the region,” he said.

“it is in the interest of everyone to prevent this iranian aggression,” netanyahu said. “if they reach the mediterranean, they wish to establish military naval bases in the mediterranean for iranian ships and iranian submarines. this is a palpable threat against all of us.”


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. all these are the beginning of sorrows.”

iran military base in syria attacked, sources say

may 8, 2018

an iranian military base in syria was attacked on tuesday, sources confirmed to fox news.

at least nine people died in the attack, rami abdel rahman, director of the syrian observatory for human rights in britain, told afp. the military compound that was hit is located about 10 miles south of the syrian capital city of damascus, western military sources said.

syrian tv reported that it was an israeli airstrike and that syrian air defense systems shot down two missiles. the attack happened in kisweh, according to the official news agency sana, about an hour after president trump's announced that he would be pulling the u.s. out of the iran nuclear deal.

high tension between rivals iran and israel have prompted an increasing number of strikes as of late. iran has promised to hit back against israeli-led attacks aimed at iranian outposts in syria. on tuesday, the israeli military said they'd identified "irregular activity of iranian forces in syria" and urged citizens in golan heights near the border to ready bomb shelters.


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”

shi'ite militia groups in syria to do iran's dirty work, strike israel

israel is bracing for a barrage of missiles to be launched towards military positions along its northern front from syrian territory.

may 7, 2018

shi'ite militia groups in syria are the ones likely to carry out a strike on israel on behalf of iran, giving tehran the ability to deny its role in the attack, according to leading regional experts.

israel is bracing for a barrage of missiles to be launched towards military positions along its northern front from syrian territory, masterminded by iran’s revolutionary guard corps, as revenge for alleged israeli strikes on iranian bases there.
"the syrian civil war has led to the expansion of the irgc's network of regional clients,” tamimi told the jerusalem post, adding that there are therefore “a variety of groups that could possibly strike israel on its behalf, such as one of the many new 'syrian hezbollah' groups integrated into the registers of the syrian armed forces, or one of the iraqi groups that emerged during the war, like harakat al-nujaba' and its 'golan liberation brigade.'"

according to intelligence, iran, which is reported to be very determined to carry out an attack, has claimed to be in the advanced planning stages and may soon execute the retaliatory attack that it had vowed to carry out in retaliation for an alleged israeli airstrike against the t-4 airbase near homs, used by the irgc two months ago.


daniel 8:17 : “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."

u.s. officials: israeli f-15s struck syrian base storing iranian anti-aircraft missiles

israel seen preparing for open warfare with iran, three sources tell nbc news; defense chief lieberman: iran is trying to harm israel, we'll respond

may 2, 2018

"on the list of the potentials for most likely live hostility around the world, the battle between israel and iran in syria is at the top... right now," one senior u.s. official is quoted in the nbc news report as saying.

meanwhile, defense minister avigdor lieberman said on tuesday that israel on tuesday morning had four problems, one more than the day before: "iran, iran, iran and hypocrisy." the comment came one day after prime minister benjamin netanyahu revealed a cache of documents the mossad stole from iran detailing the country's nuclear program.

"this is the same iran that cracks down on freedom of expression and on minorities. the same iran that tried to develop nuclear weapons and entered the [nuclear] deal for economic benefits,” lieberman said.

“the same iran is trying to hide its weapons while everyone ignores it. the state of israel cannot ignore iran's threats, iran, whose senior officials promise to wipe out israel,” he said. “they are trying to harm us, and we’ll have a response.


despite iran's threats, israeli army pushes aggressive line against tehran in syria

idf believes iran won’t strike back before trump’s deadline on nuclear deal, elections in lebanon

may 3, 2018

both the government and the military are sticking to an aggressive policy on iran, arguing that israel must continue to act in any way possible to stop iran’s military consolidation in syria. even after the two latest airstrikes attributed to israel in syria, on april 9 and april 29, and despite iran’s threats of revenge, there has been no sign of any change in israeli policy.

according to the defense establishment’s analysis, iran continues to send advanced weapons systems to syria. but these arms are no longer necessarily slated to be passed on to hezbollah in lebanon. instead, they are being used to bolster iran’s military deployment in syria, and may even be meant to prepare an iranian military response against israel.


report: israel preparing for war with iran

senior us officials say strikes against iranian targets in syria show both sides on path to large-scale military confrontation.


israel appears to be preparing for war with the islamic republic of iran, us officials told nbc news.

"on the list of the potentials for most likely live hostility around the world, the battle between israel and iran in syria is at the top of the list right now," one of the senior officials told nbc news.
according to the officials, the latest explosions at syrian military bases were the latest sign that israel and iran are moving closer to an all-out war.

approximately 200 missiles were destroyed and dozens of iranian soldiers were reportedly killed in the explosions which rocked syrian military facilities in and around hama and aleppo sunday night. iran has denied that any of its forces were killed in the explosions.

according to the us officials, israeli f-15 fighter jets struck the base near hama after iran delivered weapons to the base, where iran's 47th brigade is stationed. the weapons included surface-to-air missiles. u.s. defense secretary james mattis informed congress last week that he believes that a military confrontation between israel and iran in syria is becoming increasing likely.


daniel 8:

iranians killed & 200 missiles destroyed in air strike on syrian base. was it israel?

april 30, 2018

last night, an unnamed source hit a syrian army base destroying 200 missiles. most of those killed were iranian fighters. the us is denying responsibility. some are saying israel attacked the syrian base. the syrian observatory of human rights said the fighters were killed in a raid. they affirmed that israel “probably” attacked the 47th brigade base in hama. rami abdel rahman, the head of the britain-based war monitor, claimed that the attack killed at least 26 fighters, including four syrians. “the others are foreign fighters, a vast majority of them iranians.”

“given the nature of the target, it is likely to have been an israeli strike,” he said. he added that the strikes also hit a storage site for surface-to-surface missiles at an air base in nearby aleppo province. iran – as usual, issued a brazen denial that any of its soldiers were killed in the overnight strikes in syria. an unnamed source told the semi-official tasnim news agency, according to reuters, that all of the reports are baseless.

iran is the biggest security threat to israel. israel has made a red line of doing everything in its power to stop iran from developing military capabilities in iranian occupied syria. israel has already attacked iranian bases in syria before. does that mean that israel attacked this time too?


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. all these are the beginning of sorrows.”

iran’s navy commander threatens to sink us ships

admiral ali fadavi says americans will land in a 'catastrophic situation,' amid escalating rhetoric over endangered nuclear deal

april 25, 2018

a top iranian general has threatened to sink the united states navy’s ships, warning that the us would find itself in a “catastrophic situation” amid an ongoing war of words between the countries over the possibility president donald trump’s could exit a landmark nuclear deal.

“the actual information that the americans have about us is much less than what they think they have. when will they figure this out? when it is too late,” the revolutionary guard corps’s navy commander, admiral ali fadavim, told iranian television on saturday.

“they will definitely figure it out when their ships are sunk, or when they find themselves in a catastrophic situation,” fadavi threatened in an interview with irinn tv, according to a translation by the middle east media research institute.


revelation 17:17: “for god has put it into their hearts to fulfill his purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of god are fulfilled.”

us envoy says jerusalem under israel is ‘model for coexistence in the world’

david friedman says trump's recognition of holy city as israel's capital was meant to 'extend an olive branch to all major religions'

23 april 2018

jerusalem under israeli sovereignty is a “model for coexistence” among the three major monotheistic religions, the us ambassador to israel david friedman said monday.

“when you think of the conflicts that have raged over centuries, and now you look at jerusalem under the sovereignty of the israeli government, how it’s been able to maintain the openness that it’s had — rather than a place of conflict, it’s actually the model for coexistence in the world,” friedman said at an event to mark israel’s 70th birthday held at the menachem begin heritage center.

“most people think of jerusalem as a place of conflict,” friedman said at the event, which was attended by many foreign ambassadors stationed in tel aviv.

“the old city of jerusalem is all of one square kilometer, and yet it houses the most holy places for two of the three major religions and a very holy place for the third,” he went on.

“and jerusalem over the past 51 years now has become a place like it’s never been before. it’s a place where people who want to worship at the kotel [the western wall], al-aqsa [mosque] or the church of the holy sepulchre all can do so with freedom of worship, most of the time without fear of violence. and that’s a model for the world to appreciate. people don’t appreciate it enough.”


muslim world league, vatican bolster interfaith dialogue

april 24, 2018

muslim world league chief mohammed al-issa and president of the pontifical council for interfaith dialogue cardinal jean-louis tauran on saturday signed a cooperation agreement on achieving common objectives.

under the terms of this, the two parties agreed to establish a standing work committee to be headed by the cardinal and issa.


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.”

we may hit russian systems in syria, israel says after threats of 'catastrophic consequences'

russia to send advanced s-300 anti-aircraft missiles to assad, officials said monday, warning israel not to attack the new air defense systems

apr 24, 2018

defense minister avigdor lieberman said tuesday that israel may strike the russian-made s-300 anti-aircraft defense systems in syria if they are used against israel.

"one thing should be clear - if someone fires on our planes, we will destroy them," lieberman said in an interview with the israeli website ynet. "what's important to us is that the weapons defense systems that the russians transfer to syria are not used against us. if they are used against us, we will act against them."

lieberman's comments come a day after senior russian officials told the kommersant newspaper that russia is expected to provide the bashar assad regime with s-300 anti-aircraft defense systems soon. if israel attacks the new air defense systems, then it will suffer “catastrophic consequences,” the officials said.


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

top israeli rabbi believes trump will build third temple in jerusalem

us president donald trump's unabashed support for the jewish state and his public recognition of jerusalem as its capital have many israelis electrified.

the current american leader's positive attitude toward israel seems nearly illogical, especially after decades of far more hostile trends.

a prominent israeli rabbi believes the reason for this unprecedented (at least in modern times) shift is that trump has a big role to play in the building of the third temple and the coming of messiah.

rabbi yosef berger is the rabbi in charge of king david's tomb on mount zion, and the son of a widely revered hasidic leader. read more:


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

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.”

iranian official: punishing 'zionists' is inevitable

iranian official says tehran will punish israel for recent air strike on airbase in syria.

april 25, 2018

the secretary of iran’s supreme national security council, ali shamkhani, vowed on tuesday that tehran would punish israel in response to the recent air strike on the t-4 airbase in homs, syria, in which several iranian soldiers and officers were killed.

"the islamic republic paid a high price to establish regional security and to fight radical islamic terrorism, and therefore it cannot sit idly by in the face of the alarming escalation which undermines security that is expressed in the steps of the united states, the zionist entity and some of their allies," shamkhani told reporters before leaving for russia.

shamkhani noted that the presence of the iranian advisors in syria began at the request of the legitimate syrian government and that its goal was fighting terror, adding that in the end the advisors played a significant role in the defeat inflicted on the extremists in the region.

"punishing the zionist entity is inevitable, but the question of when, where and how to respond to the aggressor (israel) will be determined by the islamic republic of iran," he stated. the deputy head of iran’s revolutionary guards, brigadier general hossein salami, threatened israel on friday, warning the jewish state that its military bases were within reach.

several days earlier, brigadier general kioumars heydari, the commander of the iranian ground forces, said that "the date has already been set" for the destruction of israel.


trump threatens iran after tehran issues warning to washington

april 24, 2018

“this is a deal with decayed foundations. it’s a bad deal, it’s a bad structure and should have never, ever been made,” trump said as macron stood next to him, looking visibly uncomfortable. "if iran threatens us in any way, they will pay a price like few countries have ever paid."

on may 12, trump will decide whether to restore sanctions on iran or to waive them. france and allies germany and the united kingdom have been urging trump not to impose sanctions on iran again, a decision that would destroy the terms of the nuclear deal and give tehran the green light to once again start developing the technology to make nuclear weapons.

also on tuesday, iran’s president hassan rouhani warned that there would be serious consequences if trump decided to scrap the deal. “i am telling those in the white house that if they do not live up to their commitments, the iranian government will react firmly," he said in the lead up to macron’s white house visit. "if anyone betrays the deal, they should know that they would face severe consequences.”


matthew 24:26-27: “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.”

rapture prediction for april 23 just latest doomsday call

april 23, 2018

the end is here.

the world will cease to exist on april 23, according to a prediction that has some laughing, some yawning and yet others making preparations that could leave their lives in shambles. the warning about an upcoming rapture, from numerologist david meade, follows a long tradition of end-of-days predictions.
in the past, such dire warnings have spurred a small number of gullible believers to give away their possessions, and otherwise behave as if they were poised to meet their makers.

“cranks!” said author jonathan sarfati of creation ministries international, referring to meade, the numerologist. “these [predictions] are not consistent with the biblical stories. everything meade said about april 23 he said last year. at some point we have to stop believing people who keep crying ‘wolf.’”

“i wish people would stop saying these things and stop scaring people,” sarfati said.

meade’s recent rapture warning marks the second time in less than a year that he has warned about the end of the earth. last year meade said the end was imminent. the end has failed to come many times previously, as well, with predictions going back to at least the revolutionary war.


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. all these are the beginning of sorrows.”

iran's revolutionary guards threaten israel: 'finger's on the trigger, missiles ready for launch’

brig. gen. hossein salami says 'israel is surrounded and you have nowhere to escape to except to fall into the sea'

apr 20, 2018

a senior commander of the iranian revolutionary guards threatened israel with destruction on friday. “the finger is on the trigger and the missiles are ready at any given moment that the enemy conducts...


report: iran preparing for direct confrontation with israel

iran building up military assets on israel's northern border, preparing to directly engage israel, strike inside israeli territory.

april 18, 2018

tehran is preparing for a sustained campaign of direct confrontation with israel, with plans to use the iranian military’s growing presence in syria to launch attacks on targets inside the jewish state.

according to a report by channel 10 citing israel’s security establishment, iranian forces in syria, led by the quds force of the revolutionary guards under the command of major general qasem soleimani, have deepened their involvement in syria in recent years, as tehran has worked to secure the assad regime from insurgent rebel forces and radical sunni terror groups including isis.

the expanded iranian presence in syria has opened the door for tehran to adopt an increasingly aggressive stance vis-à-vis israel, attempting direct attacks on israeli targets by the iranian military itself, rather than through proxy groups – something the revolutionary guards avoided in the past.

according to tuesday’s report by channel 10, iran’s build up in syria in preparation for a direct conflict with the jewish state has included the deployment of advanced airborne weapons platforms – including drone aircraft – shipments of weapons disguised as humanitarian aid, and iranian military flights conducted under the cover of civilian airline companies.


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

barley harvested in preparation for third temple wave offering [photo/video spread]

on the second night of passover, this past saturday night, dozens of men, women and children went out to the fields to harvest barley, not so much as a reenactment but a real temple-related passover ceremony. the following day, the harvest was brought to jerusalem where it was turned into flour and kohanim (jewish men descended from aaron the priest) performed a full-dress rehearsal for the wave offering, which will take place once again in the third temple. watch video:


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

magnitude 5.5 quake strikes southern iran, near nuclear plant

april 19, 2018

an earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern iran near the country's sole nuclear power plant on thursday morning, shaking bahrain and other areas around the persian gulf. the u.s. geological survey said the quake struck at 0634 gmt some 60 miles east of bushehr. that's home to the bushehr nuclear power, the only operating nuclear power plant in the islamic republic.

the usgs put the earthquake's magnitude at 5.5 while iranian state television, citing officials, described the quake as a magnitude 5.9. varying magnitudes are common immediately after a temblor.


revelation 11:2: 

"but leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the gentiles. and they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months."

dhahran declaration: arab leaders highlight nations’ sovereignty

apr. 16, 2018

in its closing session, the summit announced arab nations’ agreement to continue supporting the palestinian cause, which is the “central issue” of the arab world, until the independent palestinian state is established inside the 1967 borders, with jerusalem as its capital.

king salman said the palestinian issue will continue being the most important issue to the arab world, until all palestinians have attained their legal rights, including the establishment of a palestinian independent state with jerusalem as its capital.

king abdullah ii of jordan said the arab world has the duty to support the palestinians, which he called “the callers for peace,” to get their legal rights in establishing the state. “we have to reconfirm on the everlasting right of the palestinians, arabs, muslims and christians in jerusalem, which is the key for peace in the region,” he stated.

president abdel fatah al-sisi said, “it is not just the issue of arabs, but an issue of rightness against force.” he reiterated that the arab peace initiative is the most suitable solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict, and that jerusalem is always the focus of the initiative.


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. all these are the beginning of sorrows.”

hezbollah’s war of words telegraphs iran’s message to jerusalem

why send the hezbollah messenger?

april 18, 2018

israel and iran are in “direct confrontation,” naim al-qassem, hezbollah’s deputy secretary-general, warned on tuesday. his comments should be interpreted as a message to jerusalem that the gloves are coming off in tehran and the islamic revolutionary guard corps is angry about alleged israeli strikes on iranian assets in syria.

why send the hezbollah messenger? because tehran prefers to send mixed messages as part of its strategy. “israel is trying to draw lines, limiting the ‘resistance axis’ and its freedom of action,” qassem said. he claimed, as hezbollah leader hassan nasrallah has in the past, that israel does not want a real war. hezbollah claims that its and the rest of iran’s proxies and “axis of resistance’s” freedom of action will not be curtailed by israel.

iran’s foreign ministry spokesman bahram qassemi said on monday that “sooner or later” tehran will respond to israel’s “hostile policies.” should all this be believed? hezbollah keeps saying that israel does not want a real war. hezbollah says that limits must be set on israel’s actions. tehran reports that hezbollah wants those limits put into place.

iran’s foreign ministry spokesman bahram qassemi said on monday that “sooner or later” tehran will respond to israel’s “hostile policies.”should all this be believed? hezbollah keeps saying that israel does not want a real war. hezbollah says that limits must be set on israel’s actions. tehran reports that hezbollah wants those limits put into place.


are iran and israel headed for their first direct war?

ever since the iranian islamic revolution in 1979, iran and israel have been fighting each other in the shadows — through proxies, assassination squads and cyber-virus attacks, but never as rival armies meeting on the field of battle. that may be about to change, and if it does, it will have vast implications for syria, lebanon and the whole middle east.

i’m sure neither side really wants a war. it could be devastating for israel’s flourishing high-tech economy and for iran’s already collapsing currency. but iran’s revolutionary guards’ quds force seems determined to try to turn syria into a base from which to pressure israel, and israel seems determined to prevent that. and in the past few weeks — for the first time ever — israel and iran have begun quietly trading blows directly, not through proxies, in syria.

the israeli government reportedly distributed maps to israeli news organizations showing five iranian-controlled bases in syria. all that was missing on them were bull’s-eyes of exactly where israel will drop its bombs if the iranians carry out their threats. the message from israel to the quds force was hard to miss: “beware. we know exactly where to find you.”

as israel’s defense minister, avigdor lieberman, put it to a gathering of israeli soldiers on monday: “we are facing a new reality — the lebanese army, in cooperation with hezbollah, the syrian army, the shiite militias in syria and above them iran — are all becoming a single front against the state of israel.”

they have already gone through two rounds, and round 3, now pending, could blow syria sky-high.


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bracing for iran missile or drone strikes, idf reveals iranian targets in syria

as tension mounts after alleged bombing of iranian air base in syria, israel issues map showing five tehran-controlled bases in syria

august 17, 2018

ahead of israel’s independence day, the military was preparing for the possibility of a direct attack by the iranian revolutionary guard corps’ air force in response to a strike on iran’s air base in syria earlier this month, the times of israel has learned.

in an apparent effort at deterrence, israeli media was provided by the idf with a map on tuesday showing five iranian-controlled bases in syria, which would apparently constitute potential targets for an israeli response should iran carry out any kind of attack.

on monday, a spokesman for iran’s foreign ministry said the country’s retaliation against israel will come “sooner or later” and that jerusalem will “regret its misdeeds.” “the zionist regime should not be able to take action and be exempt from punishment,” spokesman bahram qasemi told reporters, according to iranian news media.


matthew 24:26-27: "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. "

could the world come to an end on april 23 -- are biblical end times finally upon us?

april 15, 2018

the bible is more than clear in its theological claim that jesus christ will return to earth at an undisclosed, future time. in fact, that belief is a central hallmark of the christian faith.

and the latter point about the timing is essential to highlight, as scripture makes it clear that no one knows exactly when the so-called “second coming” will unfold. yet, once again, here we are with some people setting a specific date — april 23, 2018 — for the purported fulfillment of certain prophetic signs or events.

this follows other failed claims about the rapture and the end times — predictions that were set for september 23, 2017 and october 15, 2017, yet obviously never came to fruition.

the date-setting all seems quite bizarre, considering that the bible repeatedly and clearly speaks to our inability to know exactly when end-times events — and particularly jesus’ return — will unfold. matthew 24:36-37 tells us, “but about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the son, but only the father. as it was in the days of noah, so it will be at the coming of the son of man” — and mark 13:32 says the same. read more:


daniel 8:3-6: “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. 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.”

netanyahu: the west should treat iran the same way it treated syria

the prime minister on saturday reiterated israel's support for trump's decision to act against assad's use of chemical weapons.

april 15, 2018

he same resolve the us, britain and france showed in standing up to syrian president bashar assad's use of chemical weapons in syria needs to be shown in preventing terrorist states and organizations from getting nuclear capabilities, prime minister benjamin netanyahu said in a phone conversation saturday night with british prime minister theresa may. netanyahu, who was referring to iran, spoke about this conversation at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.

the premier said he told may that the leading source of instability in the region is iran, and that assad needs to understand that when he lets iran militarily entrench itself and its proxies in syria, he is endangering syria and the entire region.


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.”

no more a shadow war: confrontation between israel and iran intensifies

april 10, 2018

in the coming days, preparedness in the north of israel is likely to be particularly high, given the possibility of retaliatory action from syria and the chance of a us strike on syria.

beyond the confrontation between russia and the united states, the main story in the northern arena is the direct confrontation between israel and iran on syrian soil. there is no more shadow war or contest through agents. the confrontation between israel and iran, it seems, is turning into a limited direct military confrontation.

it is impossible to ignore the fact that within two months, in at least two known incidents, iranian fighters and officers were killed by an action attributed to the israe