Articles of the Day 2/29/16: Living In A Dream World

Current Major Trends To Watch

(=increasing, =decreasing =no change)

Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– Russia warns Turkey not too invade, threatens nukes.
Temple Mount tensions–
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– Palestinian attacks continue. Iran motivates attacks by funding the families of the attackers.  ⇑⇑
US retreat from Middle East- 
Pope Francis active in politics–
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– 
Northern border tension–
Southern border tension– Hamas troops entering Sinai, working with ISIS. ⇑⇑
One world government advancement–
One world religion advancement-

 

Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)

Guard critically hurt in ax attack at Ma’ale Adumim mall

Shin Bet: Sudanese attacker in Ashkelon stabbing was devout Muslim influenced by ISIS

“Investigators found “pictures of ISIS members taken in locations around the world” on phone belonging to perpetrator of February 7 stabbing.”

U.S., Europe Fund Torture by Palestinian Authority

“Systematic torture in Palestinian prisons in the West Bank and Gaza Strip was documented in the report — at least 179 cases of torture in Palestinian Authority (PA) prisons in 2015.”

Arab girl prayed, went to school and then to stab

“Indictment reveals how PA TV factored in 14-year-old’s terror attempt in the Old City, before alert officer asked to see her hands.”

Gazans said streaming into Sinai to fight with Islamic State

“Veteran Hamas gunmen among those slipping into Egypt, sources say; Cairo aware of the trend and trying to stop it.”

There is something going on between Hamas and Sinai ISIS members. Hamas is trying to hurry and finish tunnels. Weapons and personnel have been flooding into the Sinai. There could be a joint Hamas-ISIS major attack on Israel in the very near future.

For many Palestinians, Israel settlement work the only option

“Around 36,000 Palestinians work in settlements in the occupied West Bank, many in construction, earning up to three times as much as the average Palestinian wage.”

Palestinians could easily have much better lives if they simply turned from violence, incitement, hate and just lived peacefully with the Israelis.  It’s hard to have sympathy for them when they choose the former.

US, Israel involve 6 air defense systems in unprecedented missile defense drill

“Aegis, THAAD, Patriot, Arrow 3, David’s Sling and Iron Dome all take part in computer-simulated Juniper Cobra drill; Source: Rocket arsenals, ranges, are growing.”

Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)

Saudi warplanes to arrive at Turkish base on Friday

“Warplanes from Saudi Arabia are expected to arrive at Turkey’s İncirlik base on Friday to take part in missions in Syria, news reports said on Thursday.”

Report: Putin Threatens Turkey With Tactical Nukes

“Moscow warns Ankara that it will fiercely resist an invasion of Syria.”

Syrian army captures key jump-off point for Aleppo assault from ISIS

“The Syrian army, with the help of heavy bombing by the Russian air force, completed its capture of the city of Khanasser from ISIS on Thursday afternoon. Khanasser, south of Aleppo, is strategically located on the road used for supplying food, medicines, weapons and ammunition to the besieged northern city. Thursday’s capture marked the reconnection of the only route from territories controlled by the army to the northern city. Khanasser is expected to be used as a jump-off point by Syrian forces in the operation aimed at capturing Aleppo from the terrorist organization.”

ISIS Is Losing Its Capital

“Pentagon officials are cautiously optimistic that the terror group is entering its death throes, even as it advances on new territory.”

Pentagon statements are always overly optimistic when it comes to ISIS. I don’t think they have been right once. More likely wishful thinking.

Netanyahu: Nuclear deal hasn’t stopped Iran’s support for terror

“Yesterday Iran announced that it will finance the families of the terrorists and murderers,” Netanyahu said. He added that this shows that Iran after the nuclear agreement is continuing to assist Palestinian and Hezbollah terrorism.”

This could explain the current terror wave in Jerusalem. Iran has likely been funding the attacks for some time now.

Syria, Number of ISIS Fighters Drops, Iranian Troops Increase Presence as Hezbollah Death Toll Shoots Up

“In light of the Syrian ceasefire closing in, many are talking about the declining number of ISIS fighters. Initially, ISIS terrorists were the reason behind many of the international instigation battlefronts in Syria. Moreover, reports came in showing spiked-up figures of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) troops fighting side-by-side with regime forces, especially after the increase of Hezbollah deaths number on Syrian battlefronts.”

That’s funny. Didn’t US Secretary John Kerry  just say  Iran has reduced troops?? Yep he sure did. The key to unlocking John Kerry code is to believe the opposite of what he says.

French special forces waging ‘secret war’ in Libya: report

“French special forces and intelligence commandos are engaged in covert operations against Islamic State militants in Libya in conjunction with the United States and Britain, the French newspaper Le Monde reported on Wednesday.”

 

Bible Prophecy

Romans 11:13-32. All Israel Will Be Saved?

“Q. Please help me to perhaps understand what Paul is trying to tell us here. In the early verses I seem to understand him that he is telling us about Israel that is eventually going to be saved after the full number of Gentiles has been saved. verse 23 confuses me a lot because Paul speaks as if Israel will have to show some belief in Jesus in order to be saved, although in the early chapters he speaks as if God intentionally made Israel not to understand Jesus. Then in verse 26 he speaks as if Israel is eventually going to be saved without any effort, which is what I believe on. But Paul confuses me when I read verse 23 and 25 as they seen to be contradicting.

A. Here’s a summary of what Paul wrote there. Because of their unbelief, Israel has been blinded to the fact that Jesus is the Messiah while He takes a people for Himself from among the Gentiles. In Luke 19:42 Jesus said this would happen. After He has taken the Church in the rapture, the blinders will begin to come off and Israel will recognize Jesus as their Messiah (Zech. 12:10). This will happen during the latter part of the Great Tribulation. At that time, many will come to Him and be saved.

When Paul said all Israel will be saved, he meant all 12 tribes will be represented in the Kingdom Age, not that every single Jew alive at the time will inherit eternal life. John 14:6 says no one can come to the Father except through Jesus and that includes the Jews.”

 

Meanwhile…

U.S. losing ground against Islamic extremism, says former CENTCOM commander

“Despite the insistence of President Obama and his senior advisors that the Islamic State and the violent jihadist movement worldwide is losing ground, the former head of U.S. Central Commander says the exact opposite is true.

“The U.S. has lost ground in the fight against Islamic extremism, the former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said in a recent interview,” according to an article in The Hill, a Washington based newspaper that covers Congressional affairs.”

Apple: Unlocking shooter’s phone ‘violates the constitution’

“The company argued that such a move would violate its free speech rights and require it to devote significant resources to comply.”

Wrong again Apple. Pretty sure the rights in the Constitution do not apply to those who seek to undermine it. In other news, Apple is rated number #1 in the terrorist smart phone market. Great job Apple! Get your lawsuits ready, as soon as there is a terrorist attack that could have been prevented by accessing a terrorist phone then Apple will be hit by a landslide of lawsuits. 

Polls Show Most Muslims Reject Both Extremism and Islamic Reform

“The headlines feed a false narrative that extremist jihadist ideologies have somehow attracted a mass following among Muslims. In fact, the opposite is true. The evidence for this brazen assertion lies not in anecdotes or sensational reports but in actual hard data from real public opinion polls.”

I would like to think it is true that Muslims care little for terror but everyday their are multiple headlines that display the opposite. Polls are great but sometimes they are framed in a way to achieve a certain result. I guess decide for yourself if you think Muslims reject terror. I believe many in these ‘think tanks’ live in a dream world.

 

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