Articles of the Day 7/27/15: Turkey Provides Air Support For ISIS
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“This morning, Muslims at the Temple Mount confronted the police and disrupted the Tisha B’Av services at the Western Wall.”
Threats and intimidation is the Islamic way. Contrast that with the way of love and forgiveness in Christ Jesus.
“Veteran Temple Mount activist calls on ‘all Jews, all non-Muslims’ to defy Islamist violence by visiting holiest site in Judaism.”
“Politburo member Marzouk calls for terror until ‘removal of occupation,’ dubs murderers ‘heroes’ and ‘pride of the nation.'”
There is that ‘Pride’ word again. Funny how this word keeps coming up always in association to open rebellion against God in some way. The pride of terrorists, the pride of homosexuals. The pride of man is a dangerous thing.
“Exercise simulates an emergency callup of reservists, and will continue until Wednesday.”
“After mortar shells claimed both soldiers and civilian casualties, new radar system will increase warning time from 3-5 seconds to 15 seconds.”
“While Israeli intelligence officials believe the Shiite organization is experiencing the most difficult phase in its history after losing some 1,300 fighters in the Syrian battlefields, its leader Nasrallah is only intensifying preparations for the next conflict with Israel. At the same time, Hezbollah has made extraordinary efforts to show moderation at home and align itself with the international anti-ISIS coalition.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“A Kurdish Syrian official Idres Nassan Hasan Monday accused Turkey of shelling Kurdish-held villages in northern Syria in Sunday overnight air strikes, although Kurdish fighters are a key US partner in fighting the Islamic State. Ankara denied the charge. “Instead of targeting Islamic State terrorists’ occupied positions, Turkish forces attack our defenders’ positions,” the People’s Defense Units, or YPG, said in a statement. DEBKAfile: Turkey has been using its new campaign against ISIS for strikes against Kurdish groups.”
“In an exclusive interview with JerusalemOnline, Turkish journalist Uzay Bulut described how the Turkish state systematically persecutes the Kurds while at the same time assisting ISIS and other jihadist terror groups.”
“Kurdish fighters score latest victory in Syria, taking strategic town from jihadists after weeks of intense battles.”
“Turkey says it fights IS. Maybe it does. But just randomly and reluctantly.” — EU ambassador, Ankara.
Meanwhile, Turkey keeps on telling the world how it fights the Islamic State terrorists in Syria. Even more ridiculous than this claim is that some people apparently buy the Turkish fairy tales. In April, US Secretary of State John Kerry underlined that Turkey was an essential partner of the US in the fight against IS, and praised Turkey’s contributions.
So it is natural that the Turks think they can always fool their allies: they help jihadist terrorists and in return get pats on the shoulder.”
“Istanbul (AFP) – Forced after months of hesitation to take decisive action against Islamic State jihadists, Turkey has seized the chance to also attack Kurdish militants in strikes that put a fragile peace process at risk.”
“BAGHDAD — Turkey and the United States have agreed in general terms on a plan that envisions American warplanes, Syrian insurgents and Turkish forces working together to sweep Islamic State militants from a 60-mile-long strip of northern Syria along the Turkish border, American and Turkish officials say.”
“It appears as if the Turkish government is using ISIS as a pretext to attack the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party).
Turkey just announced that its air base at Incirlik will soon be open to coalition forces, presumably to fight ISIS. But the moment Turkey started bombing, it targeted Kurdish positions in Iraq, in addition to targeting ISIS positions in Syria.
In Turkey, millions of indigenous Kurds are continually terrorized and murdered, but ISIS terrorists can freely travel and use official border crossings to go to Syria and return to Turkey; they are even treated at Turkish hospitals.
If this is how the states that rule over Kurds treat them, why is there even any question as to whether the Kurds should have their own self-government?”
I don’t know what agreement the US has with Turkey but for sure they are doing this and the US is ok with it. Think about this, the Kurds are the only effective ground force against ISIS and a NATO country is bombing them. Why? There have always been hints and evidence that Turkey has supported (perhaps created) ISIS. These attacks come at a time when the Kurds are on the offensive against ISIS and winning. There is no question now that Turkey is the nation behind one of the greatest evils of our time.
“In his first public speech in a year, Syrian President Bashar Assad admitted giving up “critical areas” of his country out of “concern for our soldiers…” In a televised speech Sunday to local dignitaries in Damascus, he stressed: “We are steadfast and will achieve victory.” Assad spoke shortly after Turkey entered the war on the Islamic State with air strikes over northern Syria and a Syrian army which is seriously overstretched. The Syrian government has announced another general amnesty for thousands of army deserters and young men who have joined the rebels fighting to topple him.”
Not only is he stretched but so is Hezbollah, Iraq and Iran.
Turkish military sources reported Friday that the US and Turkish air forces had established a “partial no-fly zone” 40-50km deep inside Syria and 90km in length. It covers all of the Idlib province of northern Syria up to the Aleppo.
The no-fly zone is intended to protect ISIS from the Syrian Air Force.
“Q. As soon as the Fig Tree’s twigs start to get tender, the day in Matthew 24:32-51 and Mark 13:28-36 is at the very doors. If the fig Tree is the nation of Israel, how can its twigs just start to get tender at the day of the second coming? The Fig Tree will be decimated in the second half of the tribulation. Closer to the end of the tribulation, in Daniel 12:7 the power of the holy people will be finally broken. How can it’s twigs just start to be getting tender? It it not a better fit that this time is where the blindness of Israel is going to start to be removed?
A. These passages do not describe just the actual day of the Lord’s return, but the time leading up to it as well.
Remember, Jesus was comparing that time to the season of the year, not to a single day. When the fig trees get leaves you know that summer is near. Just so, when the signs He was describing appear you know that the end of the age is near.
He said the people who are alive to see the beginning of these things would still be alive when all is fulfilled.
By the way, I don’t believe the fig tree represents Israel in this passage. The fig tree is one of the last to get its leaves in the spring, so when it does you know summer is very near. The same will be true when they begin to see the signs. It it means the end of the age is very near.
Also, In Luke 21:29 Jesus made reference to all the trees, not just the fig tree, signifying a general event, not just one for Israel.”
“Q. Will people who are left behind after the rapture have another chance to accept Jesus as their Savior?
A. That depends on whether they will have rejected the Gospel before the rapture or not. 2 Thes. 2:9-11 says those who have refused to love the truth and be saved will perish but it doesn’t specifically include those who had not made a decision either way.
And Rev 7:9-17 describes a large multitude of people from every nation, tribe, people, and language arriving in Heaven. I believe these are post rapture believers from all over the world who will have been martyred for their faith during the first half of Daniel’s 70th Week and aren’t part of the Church.
We know this because the Church will be raptured before the 70th Week begins, and the destiny of these martyrs is to serve God in His temple but they’re never called kings or priests. Therefore they can’t be the Church who are both kings and priests.”
“Antisemitism on the Rise
Vic Batista: Nathan, in the last segment you took us through Psalm 83:1-4. Could you recap?
Nathan Jones: Asaph was the author of this Psalm, or song. He was one of King David’s prophets and musicians. Asaph was a seer and he could see as the Lord gave him prophecy about the future. What he prophesied in Psalm 83 he wrote in song format, though we don’t have the music today.”
“This is an administration which never seems to find a good enough excuse to help Christians, but always finds an excuse to apologize for terrorists … I hope that as it gets attention that Secretary Kerry will reverse it. If he doesn’t, Congress has to investigate, and the person who made this decision ought to be fired” — Newt Gingrich, former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives.
“The U.S. insists that Muslims are the primary victims of Boko Haram… The question remains — why is the U.S. downplaying or denying the attacks against Christians?” — Emmanuel Ogebe, Nigerian human rights lawyer, Washington D.C.
“Stop building churches. Convert to Islam, which is the true religion. Otherwise we will make a horrible example of you.” — Javed David, head of Hope for the Light Ministries, quoting a biker.
The Free Front of Algeria demands that all Christian churches remaining in the North African nation must be closed and reopened as mosques.
A Muslim mob in Deder, Ethiopia attacked a Christian man and forced him out of his home on pain of death in an effort to appropriate his land and build a mosque on it — despite recent court rulings confirming the Christian man’s property rights.
Accounts of Muslim immigrants taunting and even assaulting Christians in Italy are increasing.
“We are a poor nation. These people [Christian captives] have not done anything wrong and won’t harm anyone. We as Assyrians do not have this amount of [ransom] money you are asking for” — Bishop Mar Mellis, Syria”
The current US administration has to be the most anti-Christian ever elected. No surprise then that Christian persecution has picked up significantly since Obama took office.
“When most people think of “Christian persecution”, they immediately think of what is happening in the Middle East. And without a doubt, what ISIS is doing to Christians in Iraq and Syria is beyond horrifying. But that is only part of the story. In this article, I am going to share with you 10 examples that show how the persecution of Christians is intensifying as anti-Christian hatred sweeps the world, and most of them are from outside the Middle East. I have specifically done this to show that this is truly a global phenomenon.”
“On Monday, Pope Francis, the Bishop Of Rome, addressed Catholic followers regarding the dire importance of exhibiting religious tolerance. During his hour-long speech, a smiling Pope Francis was quoted telling the Vatican’s guests that the Koran, and the spiritual teachings contained therein, are just as valid as the Holy Bible.”
Can not express how disturbed I am by the actions of this Pope and the influence he has.
“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decided Thursday in Stormans v. Wiesman to uphold Washington Board of Pharmacy rules that force pharmacists to dispense drugs contrary to their conscience, instead of allowing them to refer customers to other pharmacists as they are allowed to do in all 49 other states.
Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Vice President of Legal Services Kristen Waggoner argues that one should not be forced to choose between their religious convictions and their family businesses and livelihoods, particularly when the state allows referrals for just about any other reason.”
“The state of Kentucky has begun imposing a religious test on volunteer pastor counselors in its youth division, insisting that they refrain from calling homosexuality “sinful” and dismissing those who cannot bend their religious faith to accommodate the state requirements.
The policy was uncovered by Liberty Counsel, which has sent a letter to Bob Hayter, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, demanding that the state religious test be dropped and that a dismissed counselor be reinstated.
“Liberty Counsel writes regarding the blatantly unconstitutional revocation of volunteer prison minister status of ordained Christian minister David Wells, who has provided voluntary spiritual counseling and mentorship to juvenile inmates under the control of the Department of Juvenile Justice. … This revocation was issued by Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center on the basis of the April 4, 2014, DJJ Policy 912, which mandates full DJJ support of homosexuality and transvestism.
“With no evidence of any violation of DJJ policy on Mr. Wells’ part, his volunteer status was revoked by the Warren RJDC superintendent because he could not sign a state-mandated statement that homosexuality was not ‘sinful,’ among other things,” the letter said.
The policy states that DJJ staff, volunteers and others “shall not imply or tell LGBTQI juveniles that they are abnormal, deviant, sinful or that they can or should change their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
This will only get worse. Pray that believers have the strength to resist clear attempts by government to censure and silence God’s word.
Group To Unveil Satan Statue In Detroit During ‘Largest Public Satanic Ceremony In History’
Sanders said that this satanic unveiling is indicative of the end times spoken of in the Bible. The statue had been planned for the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until Oklahoma’s Supreme Court banned a monument of the Ten Commandments on Capitol grounds. Detroit was ultimately selected for the unveiling because The Satanic Temple in the city has a “strong congregation,” with more than 200 registered members. The Satanic Temple says it advocates for the separation of church and state. It now wants to erect it outside Arkansas’ Statehouse where a Ten Commandments monument also is planned.
Notice that in contrast to the previous article government does not hinder this at all.
“Our problem then is just plain unbelief. By all means we should bless the state of Israel and the Jews. But not to get something we already have! We should love and support them as family. Because that’s what families do. It is the nations who need to realize if they bless Israel (or us) they’ll get blessed. And warned if they curse Israel (or us), well, things will soon turn ugly for them.”