Articles of the Day 6/26/14: Scared Out Of Their Pants
“Thursday, June 26, the day before US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Riyadh, King Abdullah summoned a National Security Council meeting “upon the current security events in the region, especially in Iraq,” and ordered “all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against terrorist threats.” This meant a general call-up of military units for a high level of preparedness.”
“The signs are that in the coming weeks al Qaeda offshoot the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) will be following through in Lebanon in a bid to sow not only more mayhem and confusion in the Levant but in an effort to put pressure on the Lebanese militant Shia movement Hezbollah to start withdrawing some forces from neighboring Syria, where they have been a key factor in helping President Bashar al-Assad turn the tide of battle against rebels seeking to oust him.”
“Jordanian sources say kingdom’s cooperation with Israel has only increased as situation in Iraq has deteriorated amid ISIS offensive.”
I think it is safe to say every country bordering Iraq and Syria is scared out of their pants right now.
“The Middle East that Obama inherited in 2009 was largely at peace, for the surge in Iraq had beaten down the al Qaeda-linked groups. U.S. relations with traditional allies in the Gulf, Jordan, Israel and Egypt were very good. Iran was contained, its Revolutionary Guard forces at home. Today, terrorism has metastasized in Syria and Iraq, Jordan is at risk, the humanitarian toll is staggering, terrorist groups are growing fast and relations with U.S. allies are strained.”
“CNN reported that the Syrian Air Force attacked areas in Iraq under Al Qaeda control. Al Qaeda has been trying to occupy large areas of Iraq and Syria. At least 57 people were killed and at least 120 people were injured.”
“The desire to do away with the borders established by the colonial powers in the Sykes-Picot agreement represents the opposition in principle by ISIS to the existence of nation states and its hope to establish a sharia-based Islamic caliphate. For its part, Iran wants to establish a Shiite crescent, which would also transcend national borders. This clash of interests makes the Sunni-Shiite conflict the most significant and lethal vector in the region, as in the early days of Islam.
“The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) rebels have attacked Joint Base Balad in Iraq in the early hours today, and surrounded it on three sides.”
“The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) militants have launched an attack on a key airbase in the town of Yathrib. The massive al-Bakr airbase, known as ‘Camp Anaconda’ during the US-led Iraq War, has come under intense attack from the Sunni Islamists who are determined to capture more regions. The airfield, located about 90km from capital Baghdad, has been surrounded from three sides and the militants have launched a mortar attack on it, Reuters has reported, citing eyewitnesses. A section of the airport, one of Iraq’s largest, is believed to be under the control of the insurgents.”
“BAGHDAD — Iraqi security officials said Wednesday that fighters with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria were advancing on the Haditha Dam, the second-largest in Iraq, raising the possibility of catastrophic damage and flooding.”
“ISIS is forcing Christians in Mosul to pay the jizya tax for non-Muslims. The militant group has imposed a minimum payment of $250 on Christians in the city, according to Salama Al Khafaji, a member of the Council of the High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq.”
The Muslims make the jizya tax so high Christians cannot afford to pay it so then they have the excuse to kill the Christians which is what they want to do anyway. This is a war crime. Where are the ‘human rights’ groups on this?
“ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Since they began their blitz just over a fortnight ago, Sunni insurgents in Iraq have destroyed half of the Iraqi army and inflicted $10 billion in losses, a senior Iraqi defense official said.”
Wow, the fact that they are even admitting that is huge. God is using ISIS to set the stage for major change in the Middle East.
“The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham’s Ninewa Division continues to crank out images of its conquest of Mosul and the surrounding province. Earlier today, the Ninewa Division released photographs of its forces seizing control of several bases, displaying captured military hardware, and executing Iraqi soldiers. Then, the Ninewa Division published a set of photographs of a military parade in the city of Mosul.”
“Sixty percent of those polled, including 55 percent in West Bank and 68 percent in Gaza, reject permanent acceptance of Israel’s existence.”
“The cabinet decided to keep up military searches for the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers two weeks after their disappearance. It will also consider ways of preventing the funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority from reaching Palestinians jailed for acts of terror.”
“Security Cabinet reverses plan to scale back operation – and allow payments to terrorist prisoners – hours after mothers appeal to MKs.”
“In response to Rachel Frenkel calling on the world to help free the three abducted Israeli boys, numerous dictatorships in the UN Human Rights Council responded by making a mockery of her pain and sorrow. Many of these countries have atrocious human rights records.”
In front of God, these countries actually condemn themselves.
“Bat-Galim Shaar says PM should be pressuring Palestinians while her son remains missing, not ‘appeasing’ them.”
It does strike me as ironic that the mother of a teenager knows better how to deal with the Palestinians then the Prim Minister.
“Hamas member warns Israel against making a “silly move” in Gaza, threatens to hit Haifa in retaliation.”
“Defense makes remarks at a ceremony at an officer’s training base; IAF strikes targets in Gaza in response to rockets late Tuesday.”
“The Red Heifer is an extremely rare creature. According to Jewish tradition, during the two thousand years from the time this commandment was given until the destruction of the Second Temple in the first century AD, only nine red cows that met the biblical criteria were ever found.”
“Q. I’m sure you’ve heard about the red heifer that has been found somewhere in the US, that is apparently qualified to be used in the third temple that will be built soon. I know finding the perfect candidate is huge in Biblical prophecy, but how does it fit into the rapture, are we that close ?
A. According to Numbers 19 the ashes of a pure red heifer were an ingredient in the water of purification that made Israelites ceremonially clean. Today all living Jews are unclean and cannot enter the Temple or touch anything that’s holy. Before they can begin building the new temple they will have to be made clean again. To become so, they need a red heifer and that’s why the birth of one is so exciting to them.
In all of Israel’s history there have only been 9 red heifers sacrificed. Hebrew tradition holds that when the 10th one is sacrificed it will be a sign of the Messiah’s coming.
This is not the first red heifer to be born in this generation. The previous ones exceeded the maximum allowable number of non-red hairs before reaching age 3 and were disqualified. This bears watching, but everything depends on the heifer remaining spotless until it is qualified.
The red heifer pertains to the rapture in that the Temple is a necessary component of Daniel’s 70th Week. It has to be built and functioning by the middle of the week when the anti-Christ defiles it (Daniel 9:27, Matt. 24:15-21, 2 Thes 2:4). From my studies, I’m convinced that the rapture will occur before the 70th Week begins. In short, a red heifer makes building the Temple possible soon and that makes the rapture possible sooner.”
“A new article series in Christian History magazine says a “global war” is being waged against Christians.”
“We have recently seen the Pope welcome both the Jews and the Palestinians into the Vatican for joined prayers. This is an abomination unto the Lord! Apostasy! We see the world leading us to believe that we all worship the same god. This is a great lie of Satan. There is only one true God, and that is the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, Jesus Christ! If we all worship the same god, then why does the Quran speak of killing Christians and Jews? Why does the Quran preach killing, murder and hatred? If we all worship the same god then there would be no reason for Muslims to hate Christians and Jews, none!”