Articles of the Day 9/4/15: Leading The Way….Too Hell
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“An UNRWA teacher in Jordan, Nasreen Hammoud, posted this cartoon on Facebook showing a Jew (with an American fork) cutting up and eating a Palestinian child while drinking his blood.”
Countries of the world contribute money to the UN, thus paying the salary of this teacher. In other words, your tax dollars are at work.
“Errant bullets, apparently fired from Hamas training camp, hit television at a home at Kibbutz Netiv Ha’asarah.”
“Terror groups putting up observation towers opposite IDF positions.”
“Israeli officials accused Hamas on Tuesday of confiscating building materials sent into the Gaza Strip and using them to rebuild its attack tunnel infrastructure.”
Whiles the average Palestinian struggles to survive and rebuild, Hamas puts all resources towards attacking Israel.
“The five American Yeshiva students from Brooklyn were driving through Hebron Thursday when they lost their way and entered a Palestinian district of the West Bank town. A mob surrounded the car, bombarded it with rocks and set it on fire with a firebomb. Three were hurt, none seriously. A Palestinian bystander rescued the five youths, hid them in his home, alerted the army and kept them safe until the soldiers arrived to collect them. Jewish residents of Hebron demand that the checkpoint at the entrance to the Palestinian neighborhood which was recently dismantled be put back.”
I criticize the Palestinian people and government a lot on this blog, for good reason, but the fact is there are good Palestinians. Very much in the minority however, and I wonder if such a soft heart would be shown to Israelis. Underscores how dangerous it can be to be a tourist in Israel.
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“Recent open source reports and unverified images of Russian equipment in Syria indicate that the Kremlin may slowly be ramping up its presence in the war-torn country in support of the beleaguered regime of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.
On Tuesday a Twitter account associated with the Syrian al-Qaeda spin-off group Jabhat Al-Nusra tweeted four images of what appears to be multiple Russian attack aircraft, including possible a SU-34 fighter jet and a Russian drone. Though the images are unverifiable, the account stated that the aircraft were seen over Idlib province—an area that has seen heavy fighting and steady advances by Syrian opposition fighters.”
Need to find more confirmation if indeed the SU-34 is in Syria Flown by Russians. If true, Isaiah 17 takes on a whole different dimension.
“WASHINGTON, September 3, 2015 — The U.S. government has authorized the voluntary departure from Turkey of family members of American personnel at Incirlik Air Base and the U.S. consulate in Adana.
“This decision was made out of an abundance of caution following the commencement of military operations out of Incirlik Air Base,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today at a news conference.
The move is not in response to a specific new threat, Cook said. “We’ve been at an elevated force protection level in Turkey at Incirlik for some time now,” he added. Personnel at the air base, which is in southern Turkey, recently began participating in the air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.”
It probably is what they are saying, just an abundance of caution, but keep an eye on news coming out of Turkey. Things are moving there very quickly.
“At least five US-made long-range Tomahawk missiles Thursday struck ISIS headquarters in the North Syrian town of Raqqa, according to Arab sources. They were said to have been fired from the sea and would have been the first such missile attack on a major ISIS base in Syria.”
An escalation, but a worthless one.
“The Saudi-led coalition trying to restore Yemen’s internationally recognised government appears to have opened a third front by deploying a substantial force to Marib province.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has already deployed ground forces and Apache attack helicopters to southern Yemen via the port of Aden, while Saudi forces are trying to contain cross-border attacks launched by the Ansar Allah group from northern Yemen.
The new front has become apparent since 21 August, when videos began to appear on social media showing military convoys in Marib province to the east of the capital Sanaa. These are presumed to have been on the road that runs across the desert from the Saudi border town of Al-Sharawrah to Marib city.”
“The Obama administration has notified Congress informally of its plan to resupply Saudi Arabia’s depleted stocks of JDAM and Paveway precision-guided bombs.”
Presumably to replenish stocks used during the Yemen campaign but here is a thought. What if Saudi Arabia were to strike Iranian nuclear sites? They are close to do so without air refueling, they would likely have Israeli satellite imagery and advisement. They have the air force that is capable enough to do it. At least, do it over and over again. If they do, how does Iran respond….strike Israel? Strike Saudi Arabia? Strike both? Real conundrum for Iran. What both Israel and Saudi Arabia were to strike Iran. That has become a real possibility now thanks to Obama.
“The US is significantly increasing its military aid to Jordan, which will receive at least a billion dollars annually for the next 3 years.”
“Iran did not go mad and threaten to hit all NATO installations in Turkey because it wanted 3.5 million Turkish citizens to die from the chemical warhead of a Syrian missile. It went mad and threatened because it viewed the defensive NATO assets in Turkey as a threat to its offensive missile capabilities.
Iran’s reaction to the NATO assets in Turkey revealed its intentions to attack. It could be a coincidence that the U.S. and Germany (most likely to be followed by Spain) have decided to withdraw their Patriot missile batteries and troops from Turkey shortly after agreeing to a nuclear deal with Iran. But if it is a coincidence, it is a very suspicious one. Why were Assad’s missiles a threat to Turkey two and a half years ago, but are not today?
Apparently, NATO allies believe, although the idea defies logic, that the nuclear deal with Iran will discourage the mullahs in Tehran from attacking Israel.”
“After body of Syrian child washes up on shore, Turkish president says European countries ‘are party to the crime’ when refugees drown.”
Turkish intelligence created ISIS which created the migrant crisis. Kettle massively black here.
“…they (the US and the Zionists) should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,” IRGC’s top commander in Tehran province, Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini, told operating units in Tharallah Drills in the Iranian capital on Wednesday.”
“Invoking God’s authority, a Kentucky county clerk defied the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and stood by her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to any couples – gay or straight – since the court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution.
On Monday, the same court rejected Davis’ request for an emergency order allowing her to deny marriage licenses to gay couples while she appeals a federal judge’s order requiring her to issue them.
Amid calls for her resignation, death threats and an order that she appear in federal court on Thursday, Davis clung to her religious beliefs.”
While not yet to the level Christians face in the Middle East or Africa this is persecution. Please pray that Ms Davis remains strong and steadfast to her beliefs. She is now in jail while others less worthy who have committed crimes remain free. This is just the beginning.
“Announced improvement for the “Barak 2020″ F-16 C/Ds will include an command and control upgrades to match the systems in the newer F-16I Soufas, replacement of the screens in the cockpit with more advanced color displays and head up displays, and other undisclosed upgrades. A follow-on program is expected to add improved flight control systems, high resolution displays, and Elbit’s DASH helmet-mounted display.
Announced improvement of the F-15 A-D Eagles will include a “replacement of electronic war systems” and an “improvement in the ability to carry advanced bombs” via integration of new weapons. Israeli F-15s had already been modified to carry smart bombs, unlike their American counterparts, but new weapons require new efforts. While the release wasn’t specific, JDAM compatibility is likely to be a priority for Israeli planes. Tamir Eshel of Defense Update external link writes us to add that integration of RAFAEL’s “Spice” external link, a kit similar to JDAM but improved via a combination of electro-optical and GPS guidance, will also be included.”
“Elite Flotilla 13 soldiers drill retaking platform from terrorists without use of live rounds, to avoid gas explosion.”
“The Vatican has clarified in a statement that despite a recent news story of Pope Francis blessing Italian author Francesca Pardi, a lesbian who has written a children’s book with positive depictions of gay families, the Roman Catholic Church’s doctrine opposing gay marriage has not changed.
“The blessing of the pope at the end of the letter was directed to the person, not at any possible teachings that are not in line with the doctrine of the church … which hasn’t changed a bit as the Holy Father has repeated even recently,” said Vatican spokesman the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, according to Religion News Service on Monday.”
More like a politician then a man of God the actions speak louder then press releases. This Pope has embraced sin.
“In the case of global political and economic organization, much more needs to be achieved, since an important part of humanity does not share in the benefits of progress and is in fact relegated to the status of second-class citizens,” Francis told Ban Ki-Moon on Friday.”
One world government, economy, and religion. This Pope is leading the way. False Prophet alert!