Articles of the Day 2/8/16: Assad’s Momentum
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– Assad now winning with Russian help. ⇑
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– Palestinian attacks continue. ⇑
US retreat from Middle East- ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension– Debate in Israel about what to do with Hamas’s new tunnels into Israel. Is preemption on the horizon? ⇑
One world government advancement– Climate Change is getting expensive. No wonder the US can’t afford carriers anymore.⇑
One world religion advancement- ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“A small makeshift synagogue outside Karmei Tsur near Hebron was torched Saturday and a Torah Scroll and prayer books burned. Police have uncovered tracks leading to the neighboring Palestinian town of Halhoul and opened an investigation. The synagogue was set up in memory of the three Israeli boys, Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, who were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas in the summer of 2014.”
Not much reported internationally on this. If it was an Israeli that torched an Islamic mosque the condemnation would come faster then you can say the word twitter.
“Analysis: An injection of US cash into Israel’s anti-tunnel technology will speed up its development. But the increased activity on the Israeli side is liable to provoke Hamas into jumping the gun and launching an early surprise attack.”
Either way an attack is coming better to preempt it.
“Energy Minister reveals details about security coordination between Israel and Egypt.”
Things are downright friendly between Israel and Egypt.
“Gaza’s terrorist rulers said to be getting money and guns in return for treating wounded jihadists smuggled in via tunnels.”
“Claim by Tehran official contradicts recent comments by senior member of terror group that ‘we haven’t gotten anything from them since 2009’”
“It isn’t an intifada until ‘the bus roof flies,’ music video says; adds attacks serve to ‘humble’ Netanyahu.”
“Rabbi Sherki, born in Algeria and father to terror victim, reveals Islam ‘is a radical cultural movement we can only deal with by truth.'”
Exactly what this blog is trying to do. Truth about Islam and truth about God. There is salvation through Jesus Christ. Repent and believe the good news. There is only one god and Jesus Christ is his son. Believe and be saved.
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“As Saudi and Turkish-backed rebels face an impending rout by Russian-backed regime forces, Riyadh and Ankara consider deploying troops.”
I think this is more bluff then anything. Saudi Arabia and Turkey are losing and may have already lost the war in Syria. The only they thing that can stop Assad’s momentum is someone willing to attack the Russian air force and provide air cover to the rebels. The West is unlikely to do it and neither will Israel. The Saudis and Turkey could try but that means a regional war with Russia. I think the Saudi’s will fold and focus on the Yemen war. Not sure what Turkey will do, they sure don’t want conflict with Russia though. Right now, Russia is looking like a much more reliable superpower then the US.
“The video below depicting the expansion of ISIS controlled territory over time is especially interesting. After explosive expansion in 2013-2014, now it seems that when any territory is taken back from the Islamic State they just expand elsewhere.”
“For the first time since the crisis began, women and children make up the majority of refugees undertaking the perilous journey to Greece.”
So it is safe to say a majority of refugees are not terrorists. They deserve mercy not demonization. Strong borders, yes. Enforce illegal immigration laws, yes. But please pray to God, repent, and show mercy.
“Professors George Yancey and David Williamson shared their findings in their newly released book So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? The researchers say that while Christianophobia — which the sociologists define as “unreasonable hatred or fear of Christians” — isn’t common among common people, it does characterize those in the upper echelons of American society. It’s intense, too. The book’s title was apparently inspired by elitist interviewees lamenting how there were “so few lions,” referencing the Roman Empire’s practice of throwing Christians into an arena to be slaughtered by the wild cats. One respondent even remarked that Christians “should be eradicated without hesitation or remorse.”
“It was very difficult above all when they said, ‘Become Muslim or we’ll cut your head off.'” — Rev. Jacques Mourad, Syriac Catholic priest, Syria.”
“A San Diego-area church is suing the state of California for forcing it to pay for elective abortions on its health insurance plans.”
“I tried to shoot up a church one day. I don’t know the name of it, but it’s close to my job. It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. Ya, I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practice a lot with it. I practice reloading and unloading. But my dad searched my car one day and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and a mask.” Why a church? “It’s easy and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus, it would make the news. Everyone would’ve heard. Honestly, I regret not doing it. If I can’t do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.’”
Wow, no conscience or remorse at the thought of taking innocent lives. Those of Islam are quite far from God.
“Although the U.S. national debt just surpassed $19 trillion and continues to rise vertiginously, President Obama has committed the United States to trillions more in needless expenditures over the next 25 years — to combat fictitious anthropogenic global warming.”