Articles of the Day 5/18/15: Hamas: Days Without An Work Accident: 3
Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.’—Isaiah 46:9-10
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“The blast took place at a training camp of Izzadin Kassam, Hamas’s military wing.”
Palestinians have hurt themselves more then anyone else. Are all these attempts to harm Israeli civilians worth it?
“Customs officials and the Shin Bet have thwarted an attempt to smuggle diving suits for naval operations against Israel into Gaza.”
Hamas seems very determined to attack Israel from the sea despite several failed attempts.
“The Palestinian Authority has asked the International War Crime Court at The Hague to set a date for filing documents to support their suit against Israel for settlement construction and last summer’s IDF operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Further to the Palestinian diplomatic war on Israel, PA Foreign Minister Riyadh Al Maliki also said that “Arabs” would submit their reservations to the Palestinian statehood motion France plans to present to the UN Security Council on advice from Washington.”
Much like the way Jesus Christ was wrongly accused so it is with Israel today. How will God judge the world when it finds Israel ‘guilty’ of ‘crimes’.
“Britain should pay Palestinians reparations, aid Hamas in terrorizing Israel, Hamas officials claim.”
Twisted logic for sure. How many in the West will agree to this? More then you might think. I could see Hamas basically extorting Europe for money. What they don’t realize is that, in Europe, they don’t care if Hamas attacks Israel. They just assume it is Israel’s fault and deserves it.
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Loss of provincial capital to Islamic State group marks worst military setback since US-backed offensive to retake territory”
“Jordan’s King Abdullah has warned the Obama administration in an urgent message that US air strikes alone won’t stop the Islamic State’s advances in Iraq and Syria and, what is more, they leave his kingdom next door exposed to the Islamist peril. ISIS would at present have no difficulty in invading southern Jordan, where the army is thin on the ground, and seizing local towns and villages whose inhabitants are already sympathetic to the extremist group. The bulk of the Jordanian army is concentrated in the north on the Syrian border. Even a limited Islamist incursion in the south would also pose a threat to northern Saudi Arabia, the king pointed out.”
“The Islamist terror organization Islamic State recently captured the city of Ramadi from Iraqi forces. At least 500 Iraqi soldiers and civilians were killed in the fighting while the rest fled to neighboring Mosul and Islamic State threatens to take Baghdad, the Iraqi capital city.”
“The US Delta Special Operations raid that killed ISIS oil chief Abu Sayyaf Saturday, May 16, could not have taken place without prior US coordination with Damascus and Moscow, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. The National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan announced after the raid: “The US government did not coordinate with the Syrian regime, nor did we advise them in advance of the operation.” But that statement did not preclude a possible US notice of the coming raid to Moscow, which then passed it on to Damascus.”
The timing of this raid (just as Ramadi falls) is suspect to me. No one knows who Abu Sayyaf really was. He could have been nothing more then a mid-level operative. This was more of a face saving raid to hide the fact the US strategy against ISIS is failing. The report goes on to talk about how many ISIS leadership were killed. Interesting then that none were captured.
“Q. When the Rapture happens and people are left behind, how is the disappearance of so many explained? Won’t people realize that the prophecy of end times has begun, and won’t it create a breakdown on the economy?
A. The Rapture will be a chaotic event for the world, especially in the USA where Christians make up a big portion of society. I tend to agree with those who believe the Rapture is the event that will complete America’s fall from world dominance while doing serious damage to our economy.
Explaining the disappearance of so many will be a major challenge as well. I believe that a number of prominent church leaders will be left behind so there will be a determined effort to deny that the Rapture has taken place.
The New Age has an answer all ready. They’ve been teaching that Evangelical Christians are holding up the advance of society, like cancerous cells impede the growth of a body. To cure the infected body, those cells have to be cut out and discarded. In the same way, they say, Christians will soon be whisked off to another dimension so that the rest of the world can get on with its final evolutionary leap into Utopia.
I imagine many creative explanations will be put forth to explain our disappearance. But the truth won’t be among them, because to admit the truth will be to admit that there is a God and He’s about to judge the world for its sins.”
“Q. I’ve become convinced that the antichrist will hail from Islam. As we look at the world today and over the past thirty years or so, the big question that comes to my mind is “How did we not see this all along?” How did so many hang on so long to the classical notion of the “revived Roman empire?” If we truly believe we’re in the end times–and I do–how have we not been able to see that the epic struggle playing out is Islam vs. God? Nothing about the classical notion remotely fits with the geopolitical reality around us, while everything about a massive Islamic rise fits the geopolitical reality like a glove.
A. The concept of a “revived Roman Empire” originates in Daniel 2:41-43 with the feet and toes of the statue from Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. People tend to interpret prophecy through their own reality. Two hundred years ago when the interest in a literal interpretation of Scripture was rekindled, the revived Roman Empire was associated with Western Europe. The Eastern part of the Roman Empire, which is Islamic today, was overlooked as being non-existent, especially after the Ottoman Empire was defeated and broken up.
Most of us were taught this, and once people get settled on an idea they are often reluctant to change. This is especially true of “experts” who are on record as holding a certain position.
But as time has passed, it has become increasingly obvious that Islam is most likely to be the major player of the end times.”
“Q. I’ve been reading someone’s articles on another website. He’s a great writer and I’ve learned a lot from him, so I wrote recently to ask his opinion regarding the issue of “un-walled villages”, Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38-39. He believes that because of the construction that has gone on outside the Old City that the “un-walled villages” requirement has already been met, making the attacks of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38-39 imminent. (Personally I think it’ll be Psalm 83–the Rapture–Ezekiel 38, but I’m only a layman–laywoman?) Do you have an opinion or clarification regarding this particular issue? Thank you so much for your continued faithfulness and guidance.
A. I disagree with the opinion that Ezekiel’s requirement for un-walled villages in Israel has been met. In Biblical times people only lived outside the city walls in times of peace. As soon as the threat of attack came, they all retreated into the walled city where it was safer. This remained true even in our country’s early history when pioneers retreated inside the walls of the nearest fort whenever there was a threat of attack.
To meet the unwalled villages requirement, Israel will have to be living in such a perceived state of peace that they won’t believe there’s any danger of an attack by their enemies.
The fact that people live outside the walls of the Old City today is totally irrelevant to the degree of peace and security they feel.”
“Barnett concurred, stressing that she discovered that Saudi Arabia contributes money to the delegitimization of Israel via various foundations: “It’s not direct funding from the government but semi-governmental foundation. Qatar has been a big player in the academia. They purchased the press that publishes Elsevier, a publication company that publishes Lancet. Lancet recently had very anti-Israel editorials and Qatar is behind it. The Alevi Foundation is an Iranian foundation. It’s not directly governmental but semi, created by Ayatollah Khomeini. They are sponsoring various things. Don’t forget that Iran has media outlets such as Press TV and they interview a lot of people, including some Israeli academics like Shlomo Sand who speaks for Press TV. I found that Neve Gordon thanked in the intro to his book a Saudi linked professor for providing him with resources. His book on the occupation was paid for by the Saudis.”
“Saudi Arabia is in discussions to purchase Pakistani nuclear weapons. Riyadh has said that this is how it would respond to a nuclear Iran.”
“Unit completes maneuvers simulating conflict with Hezbollah; “On modern battlefields, we have to maneuver faster,” officers tell ‘Post.'”
“This “angel of peace” last November praised the murderer of a rabbi, saying the killer would go to Paradise as a martyr. Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, eh, Your Holiness?”
Shows how corrupt and detached from reality the Pope really is. This is just one example, the Pope has embraced many unbiblical teachings including homosexuality and socialist doctrines. Leading many astray. Blind guide.
“While Muslim terrorists continue to launch assaults all over the world, President Obama continues to deny that their actions have anything to do with Islam.
At a press conference in February, Obama refused to describe the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda as groups motivated by “radical Islam” because the term grants them a religious legitimacy they don’t deserve. “They are not religious leaders,” he stated, “they are terrorists.” He then added, “We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”
This could explain why US strategy against ISIS is failing. The US really does not understand the nature of threat. They think they are fighting a band of men with guns. But they are really fighting an ideology. A fascists ideology with Islam at the heart of what it is. Know your enemy but do not worship him.