The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth September 1, 2014 Edition written by Frank DiMora.

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We work with a wonderful pastor in Pakistan named Fiaz.  The Lord has surely blessed this man, his family and his ministry!  I have just received an email from Fiaz about my work “A Thief in the Night”, which he translated into his native language of Urdu. I am honored to work with Fiaz and grateful for the blessings of our Lord!

Here’s what he said:

“Dear brother Frank,

I am sharing with you praise report about ” A Thief in the Night ” message in Holy Cross Church in Adress town. There I was invited by P. Latif and all his team. Last time I shared with him about your book and also this message. He was excited to listen and also request please come in my church and share this message. There I told all about your work and also told how you are explaining prophecy fulfillment. There mostly people know about Jesus day this is coming like a thief. But this was a new thing for them this is not coming like thief who are awake and not in darkness. This message really touched people hearts. I also told them soon this will be in small book shape. After end of meeting many lady come to me and ask please must give this book when this print. I say a big thank to you for sending me your book and also giving me permission to translate your message. This is life changing message.

I am proud to be part of your ministry. Some people request for your books also. Please continue pray for us.

Many blessing to your and your all work.

Your brother in Christ,

Fiaz”

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NOTE FROM FRANK 2ETRM is taking the day off to enjoy Labor Day with the Lord and our families.  This also provides time to absorb all the news we’ve seen lately.  We will return Tuesday September 2nd with much news.  God bless!

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Cooltextprophecysign“Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

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Headline: Fijian UN troops in Golan used as hostages

Negotiations are going on for the release of 43 United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) peacekeepers in the Golan Heights who are being held hostage by Syrian rebels, the UN said Friday. The UN said the captured soldiers are from Fiji and another 81 peacekeepers who are trapped in their positions are from the Philippines. A UN press office said in a statement on Friday that the peacekeepers were seized “during a period of increased fighting beginning yesterday between armed elements and Syrian Arab Armed Forces within the area of separation in the Golan Heights.” “The United Nations is making every effort to secure the release of the detained peacekeepers, and to restore the full freedom of movement of the force throughout its area of operation,” it said. In Suva, Fijian Commander Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said three vehicles filled with about 150 armed rebels had converged on the soldiers’ post at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. He said the rebels demanded the soldiers leave within 10 minutes and insisted they go in rebel vehicles. He said they were then taken by the rebels to an unknown location. He said he’s been told they were later transported back to their original post. In Manila, the Philippine military said in a statement that militants had surrounded the Philippine contingent’s encampments with Fijian hostages in tow and demanded that the Filipino troops surrender their firearms. “The Philippine peacekeepers held their ground and demonstrated their resolve to defend their positions,” it said. “They did not surrender their firearms as they may in turn be held hostage themselves.” The Security Council issued a statement strongly condemning the seizure of the peacekeepers and calling for their immediate release. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon echoed the council word’s in his own statement of condemnation. Reporters asked UN spokesman Dujarric if the United Nations was in contact with the group holding the Fijians. He declined to specify who the world body was in contact with but said there was communication under way.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.arabnews.com/featured/news/622121

Headline: New Video Surfaces of Syrian Jihadists Seizing Golan Heights Border Crossing (VIDEO)

New video footage has emerged of the Syrian jihadist group Al-Nusra Front’s assault on an Israel-Syria border crossing in the Golan Heights. The group seized control of the Quenitra border crossing from the Syrian government amid heavy fighting in the region just a few hundred yards from Israel. “We are Al-Nusra fighters,” one of the jihadists says in the video. “We’ve just liberated the Syrian-Zionist crossing of Quneitra.” The video shows the heavy fighting between Al-Nusra and the Syrian government, with several buildings destroyed in the area. Later, the video shows the black flag of the Al-Nusra Front flying above the town, replacing the Syrian flag. Israel has raised its alert level in the area and deployed additional forces there. “We’re not doing anything, we’re just watching,” an Israeli officer told the Jerusalem Post.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/08/29/new-video-surfaces-of-syrian-jihadists-seizing-golan-heights-border-crossing-video/

Headline: Report: Assad Partially Recaptures Syrian Golan Heights

Reports Friday indicate that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces have partially recaptured the Quneitra region just east of the Israeli-Syrian Golan Heights border, which rebel forces captured in intense fighting on Wednesday. According to the reports from the Iranian Fars news agency as cited by Walla!, the Syrian army has regained control over several Quneitra villages, including Jaba, Tel Krum and Al Ruachi. The fighting continues on Friday morning in an attempt to take back full control after rebels seized the Quneitra crossing to Israel from the Syrian side.Senior IDF sources predicted Assad’s move, projecting that he would try to reconquer the vital area over the course of Thursday night. One source defined the security situation as “troubling,” while adding “it’s clear to us that the Syrian army doesn’t want to deteriorate the situation and is being very careful about errant fire towards the Israeli side.”
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184549#.VADISGNWV8E

Headline: France’s Hollande calls for Gaza demilitarization, end of Israeli blockade

French President Francois Hollande called for the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip and the easing of Gaza’s blockade. Hollande’s speech Thursday to the French diplomatic corps was the latest sign that the international community plans to press for demilitarization after the latest war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Reports emerged in Lebanese media on Friday that the United States is pressing for the UN Security Council to call for such steps. The terms of this week’s cease-fire “must be strictly, precisely and rigorously implemented, because Gaza must not remain an armed base for Hamas, nor should it be an open prison for its residents” Hollande said. “We must advance toward a progressive lifting of the blockade and a demilitarization of the territory.” He outlined French proposals that included international supervision of the destruction of tunnels from Gaza into Israel, reopening crossings between Israel and Gaza and Egypt and giving Hamas’ rival, the Palestinian Authority, the means of rebuilding Gaza. Hamas officials have said they would resist any steps to demilitarize and have said they planned to re-arm.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.613133

Headline: Netanyahu: I Hope Abbas will ‘Divorce’ Hamas

Headline: PA Officials: Hamas Preventing Abbas from Governing in Gaza

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says that if Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas “gives Hamas a divorce”, he would be willing to resume peace negotiations with him. Speaking to Channel 10 News in an interview to air Saturday night and of which excerpts were published on Friday, Netanyahu said that Operation Protective Edge in Gaza brought with it a new diplomatic opportunity. “Today there may be a reality that allows us to act on the one hand to promote our security interests and on the one hand start a responsible diplomatic process based on the new reality,” said the Prime Minister. However, he stressed that it is “early to say this, but not early to look into it and I am.” Netanyahu reiterated, as he has many times in the past, that Abbas would need to choose between peace with Israel and Hamas, but hinted that if Abbas chooses not to go with Hamas, he will be ready to work towards a peace agreement. “If Abu Mazen will choose the path of peace, and I think he realizes now that he should choose to do so with Hamas not only calling for our destruction, but also calling for his overthrow, in fact they actually tried to overthrow him,” Netanyahu said, referring to Hamas’s plan for a large-scale coup of Abbas’s new PA government that was foiled by Israel. Asked whether the 50 days of Operation Protective Edge convinced him that Abbas is the only possible partner for peace in the region, Netanyahu said that he hopes to cooperate with Abbas. “I hope that we can also cooperate with Abbas in the diplomatic process,” the Prime Minister told Channel 10. “If I had to choose whether I want Hamas in Judea and Samaria or Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority in Gaza, I would choose the latter,” he added.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184563#.VADHfWNWV8E

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Headline: Islamic Jihad Stages Defiant March After Gaza Ceasefire

Thousands of Islamic Jihad fighters paraded in Gaza City Friday, in a defiant show of force three days after a ceasefire ended Israel’s self-defense operation, Operation Protective Edge, in Gaza. Terrorists at the march wore military fatigues and carried assault rifles and other light weaponry, with some holding aloft different types of rockets fired at Israel during the 50-day conflict that ended on Tuesday. The spokesman for Islamic Jihad’s “armed wing,” the Al-Quds Brigades, delivered a speech, praising backers Iran, allies Hezbollah and declaring that the group would “redouble efforts” to rearm. Israel “cannot win in Gaza,” said the spokesman, known as Abu Hamza. “It is a state ready for extinction and defeat in the face of any army of our ummah (Muslim nation).” “We confirm the sanctity of the weapon of resistance, and our adherence to it,” Abu Hamza added. “We have not stopped making weapons, even during the battle, and we will redouble our efforts… to prepare for the next stage, which we hope will be the battle for freedom.”
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184559#.VADH4GNWV8E

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Headline: West Bank leaders pledge unity, resistance after Gaza

Headline: Palestinians Demand ‘Clear’ Timetable for Israeli Withdrawal From West Bank

Twenty-four hours after a ceasefire over Gaza was agreed upon, Hamas Spokesperson, Abu Ubaydah addressed the crowd with the flags of all other factions – Hamas, Fatah, DFLP – waving behind him. It was a display of unity, a demonstration that after years of fighting the divided political movements were looking to the future as the Palestinian resistance, not warring factions. Delivered at the mangled landscape of Shejaya – the neighbourhood where some of the past month’s most terrible destruction and bloodshed took place – it was a message, too, that it is a unity built on struggle and sacrifice.In the West Bank, as in Gaza, there were celebrations in the streets in the hours following the ceasefire. And here, too, unity among movements is the chief demand for many Palestinians in the weeks and months ahead. In the West Bank, events, and the changing public mood, have pushed the leadership to present a plan for action. On Wednesday, senior Fatah official Nabil Shaath told Maan News that the PLO had developed a diplomatic strategy for the months following the ceasefire. This will comprise an application to the UN Security Council to demand a “timetable” for Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories. If the request is denied, he said, the PLO will turn to the International Criminal Court to hold Israeli officials to account for the destruction and death in Gaza. The PLO executive committee, Fatah Central Committee and other PLO organisations such as the Popular Front and the Democratic Front have all signed the Rome Statute which will allow Palestine to join the ICC as a full member. Only Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has yet to sign the document, something that Hamas has put pressure on him to do even though the militant movement could be subject to prosecution as a result. Shaath also told Maan that Hamas will be a “full partner” in a permanent unity government working to rebuild the Gaza Strip, where nearly 450,000 Palestinians are estimated to be homeless and more than 10,200 have been injured.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/west-bank-leaders-pledge-unity-resistance-after-gaza-2143795796

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/08/29/palestinians-demand-%E2%80%98clear%E2%80%99-timetable-for-israeli-withdrawal-from-west-bank/

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Headline: Arab youth throw stones at police force in Temple mount

Arab youth threw stones at a police force at the Gate of the Moors during dispersal of Muslim worshippers at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Waqf officials prevented the rioters from continuing the stone-throwing and took them inside the mosque. Jerusalem District police arrested two Arab minors suspected of throwing the stones. No injuries or damage reported.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4565571,00.html

Headline: Eastern Jerusalem Church Forced to Close After Years of Islamist Harassment

An Evangelical Christian church in eastern Jerusalem was forced to close following years of harassment and intimidation by Islamists, a Palestinian pastor said. The Calvary Baptist Church—which is affiliated with the Evangelical Christian Holy Land Missions organization—was forced to move out of its building in July after Islamists threatened its landlord. The congregation is currently looking for a new building. The church, which was located in the predominantly Muslim eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, is trying to raise $3.5 million to purchase a new building. “We can’t get a loan because we don’t own anything in Israel,” Holy Land Missions’ Pastor Steven Khoury told Morning Star News. “By faith we are asking the Lord to help us raise $3.5 million. We’ve been able to raise about $700,000 so far.” According to Khoury, the persecution of Calvary Baptist congregants started shortly after the church opened in 2007. Among the attacks were a congregant being threatened with a knife, a Molotov cocktail being tossed at the building, and vehicles and even children being harassed at church functions. “These were all spread out over a two- or three-year period, to let us know that we were not welcome there,” Khoury said.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/08/29/eastern-jerusalem-church-forced-to-close-after-years-of-islamist-harassment/

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Headline: US delivers military aid to Lebanese army

The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists. The delivery is in response to a request by the Lebanese government after a sudden cross-border attack by militants from Syria into the Lebanese town of Arsal earlier this month, where soldiers were killed and kidnapped in the most serious spillover of violence into the tiny country from the neighboring civil war. The new weapons were displayed at the Beirut military air base on Friday after arriving overnight. A sample of the weapons — mortars, M16-A4 assault rifles and anti-tank missiles — were placed on a white satin-covered table with camouflage netting. “This is just the latest in a series of deliveries that have arrived in the last 36 hours,” said US ambassador David Hale at the air base. Hale said the US had so far delivered 480 anti-tank guided missiles, over 1,500 M16-A4 rifles, and mortars. “More mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns, and anti-tank weapons will be arriving,” he said.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-delivers-military-aid-to-lebanese-army/

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Headline:   Lebanon’s Army arrests militants after brief clash in Arsal

Headline:   Fear grips towns bordering Arsal

Two militants were arrested Friday after soldiers briefly clashed with gunmen on the outskirts of the northeastern border region of Arsal, the Army said. According to the Army statement, soldiers spotted three militants on board a four-wheel drive Chevrolet in Wadi Hmeid, prompting an unit to pursue them. Clashes ensued and while the Army was able to arrest two of the militants, identified as Lebanese Khaled Ammoun and Mohammad Ezzedine, a third gunman fled. The military said the two arrested were in possession of two Kalashnikovs, a number of hand grenades and ammunition, as well as communication devices. A security source told The Daily Star that the Army shot and killed the third militant who was identified as Rakan Ammoun. Al-Manar Television said Ammoun was part of a terrorist ring tasked with rigging vehicles with explosives. He was allegedly behind one of the two car bombings in Harek Hreik, a neighborhood in Beirut’s southern suburbs. Residents in Arsal said they heard sounds of gun and mortar fire on the outskirts, a day after an Army unit was ambushed in Al-Rahwe, a remote border village in the region.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-29/268952-lebanons-army-arrests-militants-after-brief-clash-in-arsal.ashx#axzz3BoIWDaa1

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-29/268900-fear-grips-towns-bordering-arsal.ashx#axzz3BoIWDaa1

Headline:   Hezbollah calls for resistance against IS

Headline:   Can Islamic State win a foothold in Lebanon’s Tripoli?

Hezbollah’s military predictions, according to internal Hezbollah sources who wish to remain anonymous, indicate two areas in Lebanon likely to be the next battlefields of the expected war with the Islamic State (IS). The first is in the northern Bekaa Valley and includes a vast area of barren land with rugged tracts, extending from the desolate area of the Lebanese Sunni town of Arsal, running south to the arid lands around the Shiite city of Baalbek and back into Syrian territory. On a parallel line to the area, there are seven Shiite towns — al-Nabi Othman, Al-Ain, Labwe, Nahla, Younnine, Maqneh and Nabi Chit, the most prominent of which is the village of Labwe, neighboring Arsal. The second expected battlefield is also in north Lebanon, which includes Tripoli and its surrounding cities, as well as the Bekaa Valley. It’s possible that the first flame of this war in Lebanon might break out when IS fighters leave their positions. At the exit of the Bekaa Valley, there is an area suitable for IS’ potential project: the Lebanese Shiite city of Hermel, one of Hezbollah’s strongholds, and the north Lebanese regions of Akkar and Donnieh. These areas have a high density of poor Sunni communities where conditions are favorable as an incubator for IS. IS’ potential objective in attacking this area would be to set up an emirate in north Lebanon within the Sunni population. Moreover, the port area in the capital of north Lebanon, Tripoli, which opens onto the Mediterranean Sea, will have the same function for IS as the city of Misrata for Ansar al-Sharia in Libya — to smuggle and receive weapons for radical Islamist groups. Misrata became a weapons store for many extremist groups. According to the same sources within Hezbollah and official security circles, the IS attack that took place this month on the town of Arsal, from the barren lands (of Jroud Arsal, between Lebanon and Syria) is not the end of IS’ war on Lebanon, but rather the beginning.

comment***Please don’t mistake this as a ‘good’ sign from Hezbollah; remember ISIS is Sunni- Hezbollah is Shiite

 

Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/hezbollah-resistance-arsal-counter-islamic-state-attacks.html

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/can-islamic-state-win-foothold-lebanons-tripoli-34143114

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Headline: Saudi Arabia sets condition for Iran cooperation

Saudi Arabia would advance cooperation with Iran if Tehran agrees to end interference in Arab states’ interior affairs, the kingdom’s Ambassador to the U.N. Abdallah al-Mouallimi told Al Arabiya’s Diplomatic Avenue with Talal al-Haj on Friday. “Iran is welcome if it has a positive role (to play) in the region, without interference in the interior affairs of Arab countries,” Mouallimi said. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is expected to visit Saudi Arabia, Iran’s envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hamidreza Dehghani has revealed. No date for the planned visit was revealed. If the visit takes place any time soon, it would be the second meeting between Iranian and Saudi officials in recent weeks. Iran’s deputy foreign minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian met with the kingdom’s Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal earlier this week. Dehghani said the meeting was “positive and constructive.”
Aug. 29, 2014

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/08/29/Saudi-Arabia-sets-condition-for-cooperation-with-Iran-.html

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Headline: US flip flops on statement about Egypt, UAE role in Libya air strikes

The US State Department has backtracked on earlier claims that Egypt and the UAE carried out air raids on militia-allied Islamist targets in conflict-hit Libya. Two days ago, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washignton was aware of “air strikes undertaken in recent days by the UAE and Egypt” in Libya. But on Thursday she told a regular press briefing that such information was imprecise. “I had inaccurate information just two days ago, I believe, when I spoke to this,” she told reporters in Washington. “My comments were intended to refer to countries that have been reportedly involved and not to speak to whether they were involved or their kind of involvement,” Psaki added, without giving details. “So I would point you to any of the countries that have been reportedly involved and speak to them about what they’d like to say.” The Pentagon also said the two Mideast countries were believed to be responsible for the recent series of bombing raids in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, but had no recent comments on the matter. Egypt has repeatedly denied it had a hand in the raids, and the UAE remained largely silent, giving no direct comments on the allegations. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said reiterated on Thursday that his country had no role in the bombing raids.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/109489/Egypt/Politics-/US-flip-flops-on-statement-about-Egypt,-UAE-role-i.aspx

Headline: Egypt evicting Rafah residents to create a buffer zone

Concern has spread among residents of the border areas in the northern Sinai Peninsula following the Egyptian army’s planned establishment of a buffer zone on the Egyptian side of Rafah along the border with the Gaza Strip. The undeclared move prompted local concern that a new reality is being secretly shaped, and that the government has adopted a policy of strategic patience to draw the map of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the expense of the people in Sinai. The Egyptian army has stated its military operations in Sinai are part of the war on terrorism, yet residents believe the operations are designed to forcibly displace them. Informed authority sources told Al-Monitor that the army’s plan to establish a buffer zone will take two years to implement and will necessitate the razing of homes located about a kilometer (0.6 miles) inside the Rafah border. The plan also necessitates building a large barrier equipped with surveillance cameras and lights, and deploying ground sensors to abort any Palestinian attempts to dig tunnels or smuggle arms. An official source explained that several countries seek to achieve stability in the area and will help the Egyptian authorities fund the project. The source refused to name these countries. On the reasons behind the establishment of the buffer zone, the source said, “Every country has the right to preserve its borders as it deems fit. No country in the world accepts that its rights be violated the way they are violated on the border with the Gaza Strip.”
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/rafah-egypt-army-destruction-houses-residents-compensation.html

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Syria Headline:   Syrian refugees top 3 million, according to UN

The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. The tragic milestone means that about one of every eight Syrians has fled across the border, and 6.5 million others have been displaced within Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, the Geneva-based agency said. More than half of all those uprooted are children, it said. “The Syria crisis has become the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era, yet the world is failing to meet the needs of refugees and the countries hosting them,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. The recent surge in fighting appears to be worsening the already desperate situation for Syrian refugees, the agency said, as the extremist Islamic State group expands its control of broad areas straddling the Syria-Iraq border and terrorizes rivals and civilians in both countries. According to the agency, many of the new arrivals in Jordan come from the northern province of Aleppo and the northeastern region of Raqqa, a stronghold of the group. An independent UN commission says the group is systematically carrying out widespread bombings, beheadings and mass killings that amount to crimes against humanity in both areas. The commission investigating potential war crimes in Syria said on Wednesday that the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians, who are bearing the brunt of a civil war that has killed more than 190,000 people and destabilized the region. The massive numbers of Syrians fleeing the civil war has stretched the resources of neighboring countries and raised fears of violence spreading in the region. The UN estimates there are nearly 35,000 people awaiting registration as refugees, and hundreds of thousands who are not registered. International Rescue Committee President David Miliband said the Syrian refugee crisis represents “3 million indictments of government brutality, opposition violence and international failure.”
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0829/Syrian-refugees-top-3-million-according-to-UN

Syria Headline: Moscow Alarmed by US Possible US Reconnaissance Flights Above Syria

Syria Headline: Putin warns Russia could come to Syria’s aid over US strike

Moscow is concerned by the possibility of US reconnaissance flights above the territory of Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday. “Moscow is alarmed by the US decision to hold reconnaissance flights above the territory of Syria,” the ministry said. ‘We expect Washington to observe the norms of the international law while making its further steps concerning Syria. These norms explicitly state that if a state does not agree to a [foreign] military operation on its territory, it can be authorized only by the UN Security Council,” the statement reads. On Tuesday, several media outlets reported citing unnamed US officials that US President Barack Obama approved surveillance flights over Syria. The flights are intended to collect intelligence on Islamic State (IS) militants and could be a precursor to US military strikes inside of Syria. The White House said Monday it would not comment on Obama’s decision.

comment***I know the 2nd link is from last year, but it serves as a reminder what we’re looking at with increased strains between US and Russia over Syria, ISIS and the Ukraine

Aug. 29, 2014

http://en.ria.ru/world/20140829/192467146/Moscow-Alarmed-by-US-Possible-US-Reconnaissance-Flights-Above.html

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/05/obama-to-engage-putin-on-syria-strike-at-g-20-summit/

Syria Headline: Rebel-held district of Syrian capital under heavy fire

Syrian government forces on Friday bombarded the Jubar eastern district of Damascus in a fierce offensive aimed at wresting control of the key sector back from rebels, multiple reports said.  Jubar has been in insurgent hands for a year, and is strategic because it provides a gateway to the center of the capital. It is also opens onto the Eastern Ghouta region, a rebel stronghold in Damascus province. “A military operation has been under way since yesterday [Thursday]… to annihilate terrorist pockets,” a security source told AFP, using the regime term for rebels. “A large number of terrorists have been killed, and their hideouts and tunnels destroyed,” the source added. The official SANA news agency said the army had killed “dozens” of rebels “including a Jordanian and a Saudi”, and had taken control of various buildings. Residents of nearby areas reported Jubar under heavy bombardment since Thursday, with pillars of smoke rising above the area and warplanes overhead. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights called the current government offensive against Jubar the heaviest since rebels seized it in summer last year. At least 18 air raids on Thursday and 15 on Friday targeted the former middle-class district built in the 1960s, which most residents abandoned long ago.
Aug. 29, 2014

https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/nowsyrialatestnews/561920-rebel-held-district-of-syrian-capital-under-heavy-fire

Syria Headline: Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State’s territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus. The execution of scores of Syrian soldiers taken captive by Islamic State at an air base in Raqqa province has triggered unusually harsh social media criticism of the Damascus government by people who have taken its side in the civil war. Some, including one of Assad’s cousins, have called for the resignation of the defense minister, blaming him for the loss of the Tabqa air base that represented the government’s last foothold in a province otherwise controlled by Islamic State. With the flow of information from Syria greatly restricted, it is not possible to gauge how widely such sentiment is felt. And it is not the first time the Syrian government has faced criticism from its supporters during the three-year conflict. But it points to a potential pressure point for Assad, who draws support from minority groups including his own Alawite community for whom Islamic State is an existential threat. “I demand the resignation of the minister of defense, the chief of staff, the air force commander, the minister of information, and whoever is responsible for the fall of the Tabqa military airport,” Duraid al-Assad, the cousin of Bashar al-Assad, wrote on his Facebook page.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/29/us-syria-crisis-dissent-idUSKBN0GT1V720140829

Syria Headline: Syria Up To the Minute

https://www.facebook.com/syriahroe (Syrian Humans Rights Watch)

Syria Headline: Institute for the Study of War Syria Updates August 16-22, 2014

http://iswsyria.blogspot.com/2014/08/syria-update-august-16-22-2014.html

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https://twitter.com/AFP/status/504967176462139392/photo/1

Iraq Headline:  ISIS has 100,000 fighters, growing fast – Iraqi govt adviser

The number of Islamic State recruits is much higher than that estimated by foreign observers – around 100,000, says one of Iraq’s foremost security experts with unique access to intelligence. The terrorists are swallowing up other insurgent groups. Foreign estimates put the figure between 20,000 and 50,000. “[The] Islamic State didn’t come from nowhere,” according to Hisham al-Hashimi, who advises Iraq’s intelligence services and analyzes raw information gathered on the ground. He has studied the group’s progression for years. The organization “is an extension of groups that existed before – historically and ideologically,” al-Hashimi told Mashable. And with the capture of Iraq’s Mosul – a Sunni stronghold – in June, the group gained access to thousands of new recruits, among them former officers from Saddam Hussein’s army, vehemently opposed to the current Shiite-majority government. Those who didn’t join up voluntarily were forced to do so, al-Hashimi says. More worryingly still, its growth is being spurred along by American airstrikes.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://rt.com/news/183048-isis-grow-expand-jihadist/

Iraq Headline: US airstrikes destroy 8 ISIL vehicles N. Iraq

US military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct four airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam, north Iraq, on Friday. “The strikes destroyed four ISIL armed vehicles, severely damaged another armed vehicle, and destroyed three ISIL support vehicles. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely,” said a statement from the US Central Command (CENTCOM). The strikes were conducted under the authority to support Iraqi security force and Kurdish defense force operations, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts. Since August 8, the CENTCOM has conducted a total of 110 airstrikes across Iraq, according to the statement.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2394155&language=en

Iraq Headline: Iraq officials: military clashes with Islamic State militants kill 4 soldiers and 14 militants

Iraqi police officials say that clashes between Iraqi soldiers and militants with the Islamic State group south of Baghdad have killed four soldiers. The hour-long clashes took place in Latifiyah, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad. At least 14 militants were also killed in the clashes, and the rest were forced to retreat, the official said. Hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not permitted to brief the media. Militants with the Islamic State group have waged a fierce offensive this year across large swaths of northern and western Iraq. The U.S. military launched airstrikes in northern Iraq on Aug. 8 to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces curb the militant threat.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.startribune.com/world/273165271.html

Iraq Headline: Iraq Situation Report August 27-28, 2014

http://iswiraq.blogspot.com/2014/08/iraq-situation-report-august-27-28-2014.html 

rise of ISIS

 

 

 

 

Headline: Isil and the Mideast conundrum

comment***Please keep in mind this is an Arabic news opinion column, but it has interesting points and parrots quite a bit of what Glenn Beck has been saying for years

 

Earlier, the world had witnessed the brutal murder of US journalist James Foley, an act that was enough for the US to label Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi a wanted man and a “second Bin Laden”. This is not merely an act of vengeance simply based on the principle that if you murdered one American, you have murdered them all, but rather it utilises the brutality of the act as a justification for foreign military intervention that will achieve strategic interests. When will the US military intervention in the Arab world occur? This is the key question posed by political analysts and observers. Which Arab country will be the first? It is no longer strange for the world to be shocked every now and then by acts of an extreme religious character that suddenly appear to spread terror and horror across the world. Is there a reason behind the existential significance and timing for the appearance of such a terrifying phenomenon and its proclaimed mission? Did Isil suddenly spring into existence or are they the result of seeds sowed by the support and supervision of global powers using local/domestic tools? Had Isil not been present in Syria, the West would have been embroiled in a direct war that would have grinded on and on through its support for the various Syrian opposition factions, including the Free Syrian Army. The Damascus regime recorded political success by defaming the Syrian opposition, who allowed Isil to get involved in the crisis. The opposition failed to preserve the sanctity of its demands and also failed to preserve the integrity of its political movements, the unification of its ranks, and most importantly — it failed to snub the dubious sympathisers and stop them from sneaking into their ranks. The US and the West knew about Isil sneaking into the Syrian scene and assisted them in doing so due to various reasons. The most significant one was for the sectarian issue to take an extreme form and transform into a civil war. The Syrian regime is allied with Russia and Iran, whose arm in the Levant is Hezbollah. This alliance expands to include other countries such as China, India and a number of South American countries. The opposition, on the other hand, is allied with Turkey, the Gulf countries, the US and some European countries. It is easy for the West to use this situation to conceal its stance: It does not support the regime or the opposition. Rather, the West has left the two parties to drain the resources of one another until their weaknesses reach the peak. This will lead to the US having the final word on the crisis. The question is: Was Isil founded to justify military intervention by world powers anywhere and at any time? The answer is perhaps yes. Had Isil not been present in Iraq, for example, the US would not have been so quick to respond to Iraq’s call for support against what US President Barack Obama called a nihilistic ideology and UK Prime Minister David Cameron termed a “cancer”. The irony here is that while the US and UK are ready to wage a political, media and military war against Isil in Iraq, they are not willing to do so in Syria. Isil is present in both the countries as a symbol of brutal practice and geographic expansion. Where does Isil grow and what are the fertile environments in which such obscurantist ideology can grow? Historically, Isil and other similarly dangerous Islamic groups usually develop under tyrannical and repressive regimes such as Iraq and Syria. There are indications that a foreign military intervention will occur. Libya may be the launch point for an intervention by the US and the West, which will result in partitioning the country based on sects, minorities, geographic wealth and interests of the West, particularly the US. Obama’s presidential term will come to an end in two years or so and there are indications that the next president will be a Republican. The war and oil-loving Republicans are coming and upon the Republican president’s inauguration, he will find before him a map of the Middle East, indicating areas in which the US can wage new wars, starting from Libya, which was distributed among the tribes following the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. The voices of Libyans are on the rise as they cry out for the US and the West to come and rescue them. These voices serve as a pass for the Republicans to tamper with the demographic and geographic map of the Arab world. Other Arab countries will soon follow, especially those who are suffering from difficulties during their transitional periods on the economic and political level. Tunisia will probably be the next target. The situation in Tunisia may seem to be calm, but in reality, it is not so. There is fiery coal underneath the ash of the transitional period and things are prone to blaze up in the not-too-distant future. Libya, the neighbouring country, has always had a direct effect on Tunisia, both negative and positive. Tunisia is a country that suffers from a lack of sufficient resources and is surrounded by two massive countries: Algeria and Libya. Foreign aid is no longer easy to access due to the current international climate. Unemployment rates are on the rise in the Arab world, reaching 20 per cent, compared to the 6 per cent recorded worldwide. This means that there are 25 million unemployed Arabs. The only solution to this disastrous dilemma is creating five million jobs per year, which will help curb this issue’s escalation and ease any possible dangerous consequences that may impede sincere intentions for development in the region. This high rate of unemployment can lead to new revolutions similar to the Spartacus uprising, pushing countries back to square one. This means the draining of natural, human and financial resources, obstructing education and health care, slowing down the continued work of organisations that will in turn help speed-up the possibility of the collapse of nations — the way Somalia collapsed or Libya is currently collapsing.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/isil-and-the-mideast-conundrum-1.1378131

Headline: Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training

Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered “offensive” to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are trained in the United States. The coalition of influential and politically-connected Muslim rights groups is demanding that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem “biased and discriminatory” against Muslims. There must also be an audit of all federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering training and educational materials to identify and remove information that could exhibit bias against any race, ethnicity, religion or national origin, the groups demand. Additionally, the administration must pursue disciplinary action against agents and officials who engage in discriminatory conduct as well as those responsible for the anti-Muslim training materials. Finally, the coalition insists that all federal funding to local and state law enforcement agencies be withheld unless they ban all training materials considered to be biased against race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. In short, these empowered Muslim activists want to dictate how our nation’s law enforcement agencies operate at every level. The outrageous demands were made this month in a letter to Lisa O. Monaco, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Among the signatories is the terrorist front organization Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has repeatedly proven that it wields tremendous power in the Obama administration. Founded in 1994 by three Middle Eastern extremists, CAIR got the FBI to purge anti-terrorism material determined to be offensive to Muslims. Judicial Watch uncovered that scandal last summer and obtained hundreds of pages of FBI documents with details of the arrangement. JW also published a special in-depth report on the subject in December. 

comment****The letter is on the 2nd link

 

Aug. 26, 2014

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/08/muslim-activists-demand-overhaul-u-s-law-enforcement-training/

http://www.muslimadvocates.org/files/FINALCoalitionLetterTrainings_8.14.14.pdf

Headline: Chicago Motorist With ISIS Flag Makes Bomb Threat Against Police

A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side. Emad Karakrah, 49, was charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing; and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued license, according to Chicago police. He was also issued three traffic citations. Someone called police after seeing a “suspicious person” driving a silver Pontiac southbound in the 7700 block of South Kedzie at 9:18 a.m. with an ISIS flag waving out the window, according to a police report. Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver took off, according to the report. The officers called for assistance, and another officer pulled the vehicle over after it went through several red lights. The man told police during his arrest that there was a bomb in the car and he would detonate it if they searched the vehicle, according to the report.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/08/28/motorist-with-isis-flag-makes-bomb-threat-against-police/

Headline: ‘Significant increase’ in terror chatter as haunting anniversary of 9/11 nears

Headline: UK terror threat level raised to ‘severe’

The U.S. intelligence community has observed a “significant increase” in chatter among terrorist organizations as the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks nears. “We’ve noticed a significant increase in chatter among Islamic terrorist organizations overseas both on the Internet and phone lines,” a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Blaze. While the intelligence community can not pinpoint whether or not an attack is planned, the official said that agencies “did see this kind of increase in chatter before the September 11 attacks.” Deciphering chatter is more difficult than in previous years because of the rise of the Islamic State group, which threatens to drain al Qaeda of resources as it asserts dominance Iraq and Syria. Like al Qaeda, Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has openly declared its intent to bring terror to American interests around the globe. “The threat is two-fold because ISIS is in war with core al Qaeda,” former CIA case officer Brian Fairchild told The Blaze. “ISIS was kicked out of al Qaeda in February and they’ve been fighting each other internally for leadership. ISIS is winning right now. They have captured the imagination of young Muslims from around the world and depriving al Qaeda of its own fighters. Al Qaeda is split down the middle and now you have 9/11 [anniversary approaching]. It would be beneficial to both camps that on 9/11, some great attack in the United States takes place,” he added.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/28/significant-increase-in-terror-chatter-as-911-near/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28986271

Headline: Online posts show ISIS eyeing Mexican border, says law enforcement bulletin

Headline: Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border

Social media chatter shows Islamic State militants are keenly aware of the porous U.S.-Mexico border, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack, according to a Texas law enforcement bulletin sent out this week. “A review of ISIS social media messaging during the week ending August 26 shows that militants are expressing an increased interest in the notion that they could clandestinely infiltrate the southwest border of US, for terror attack,” warns the Texas Department of Public Safety “situational awareness” bulletin, obtained by FoxNews.com. The three-page bulletin, entitled “ISIS Interest on the US Southwest Border” and dated Aug. 28 was released to law enforcement on Thursday. “Social media account holders believed to be ISIS militants and propagandists have called for unspecified border operations, or they have sought to raise awareness that illegal entry through Mexico is a viable option,” states the law enforcement bulletin, which is not classified. It notes no known credible homeland threats or specific homeland attack plot has been identified. That assertion was underscored by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who said Friday that DHS and the FBI are “unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland” from Islamic State. Despite assurances that no threat to American soil is imminent, the watchdog group Judicial Watch said Friday that Islamic State operatives are in Juarez, just across the border from Texas, and are planning to attack the United States with car bombs.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/29/online-posts-show-isis-eyeing-mexican-border-says-law-enforcment-bulletin/

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/386694/judicial-watch-feds-bulletin-describes-threat-imminent-terrorist-attack-southern

Headline: Laptop reportedly seized from ISIS hideout hints at bio weapons attack

A laptop reportedly recovered from an Islamic State jihadist contained a hidden trove of secret plans, including weaponizing the bubonic plague, and lessons on disguise, bomb-making and stealing cars. A man identified by ForeignPolicy.com as Abu Ali, a commander of a moderate Syrian rebel group in northern Syria, told the publication the black laptop was seized earlier this year in a raid on an ISIS hideout in the Syrian province of Idlib, close to the border with Turkey, and belonged to a Tunisian jihadist. “We found the laptop and the power cord in a room,” Ali told ForeignPolicy.com. “I took it with me.” Initially, it appeared the computer had been scrubbed, but on closer inspection, thousands of secret files were discovered on the hard drive, which was not password protected, Ali said. “The advantage of biological weapons is that they do not cost a lot of money, while the human casualties can be huge.” ForeignPolicy.com was permitted to copy of thousands of files, which were in French, English, and Arabic. The information included videos of Usama bin Laden, ideological justifications for jihad and tutorials on how to carry out the Islamic State’s deadly campaigns. But most chilling were files that indicated the computer’s owner, identified as a Tunisian national named Muhammed S. who joined ISIS in Syria after studying chemistry and physics at two universities in Tunisia, was teaching himself how to manufacture biological weapons, in preparation for a potential attack that could have been catastrophic on a global scale. A 19-page document in Arabic included instructions on how to develop biological weapons and how to weaponize the bubonic plague from infected animals. “The advantage of biological weapons is that they do not cost a lot of money, while the human casualties can be huge,” the document states. The document includes instructions for testing the weaponized plague before using it to attack. “When the microbe is injected in small mice, the symptoms of the disease should start to appear within 24 hours,” the document says. While some Islamic scholars have said the use of weapons of mass destruction is prohibited, the material on the seized computer included a fatwa, or Islamic ruling, permitting it. “If Muslims cannot defeat the kafir [unbelievers] in a different way, it is permissible to use weapons of mass destruction,” states the fatwa by Saudi jihadi cleric Nasir al-Fahd, who is currently imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. “Even if it kills all of them and wipes them and their descendants off the face of the Earth.”
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/29/laptop-reportedly-seized-from-isis-hideout-hints-at-biological-weapons/

Headline: Report: Pope Francis Is ‘In The Crosshairs Of ISIS’

Headline:   Italy Steps Up Security Over Alleged ISIS Plot to Kill The Pope

A new report claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is targeting Pope Francis — a report that the Vatican says is simply not true. According to Il Tempo, Israeli sources reportedly told the Italian newspaper that the pope is “in the crosshairs of ISIS.” The report stated that Francis is being targeted because he is “the greatest exponent of the Christian religions” and the “bearer of false truth.” The Vatican, though, denounced the report. “There is nothing serious to this,” Father Federico Lombardi S.J., a Vatican spokesman, told Catholic News Agency. “There is no particular concern in the Vatican. This news has no foundation.” The Catholic News Agency reports that Italy has issued a nationwide terror alert, despite no imminent threats or specifics about a potential attack on the country.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/08/29/report-pope-francis-is-in-the-crosshairs-of-isis/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/28/italy-steps-up-security-over-alleged-isis-plot-against-the-pope.html

Psalm 83

Listed below are the nations which will attack Israel from Ezekiel chapter 38 and their modern day names (see chart above). 

Gog is the leader of the Russian invasion of Israel.

Magog, Meshech, and Tubal comprise modern day Russia.

Persia is Iran, parts of northern Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Cush is Ethiopia and Sudan.

Put is Libya and will most likely include Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.

Gomer is Eastern Germany.

Beth Togarmah is Turkey and Armenia.

RussiaRussia

Headline: Russian armored columns said to capture key Ukrainian towns

Headline:    Rasmussen: Ukraine free to seek Nato membership

Headline:   UN: Death toll in Ukraine fighting hits 2,593

Russian soldiers, tanks and heavy artillery began rolling into southeastern Ukraine in earnest Thursday, the Ukrainian government said, as well-armed detachments captured key towns, burned buildings and sent the underequipped Ukrainian forces into full retreat — a show of military force that the United States now considers an invasion in all but name. U.S. officials began saying privately for the first time Thursday that they consider the escalation of recent days tantamount to a Russian invasion, but President Obama stopped short of using the term at a news conference late in the afternoon. He said the United States will continue to rely on sanctions in an effort to deter Russia. “Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine,” he said. “Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.” But he said the problem will not be solved with U.S. or outside military action. “A military solution to this problem is not going to be forthcoming,” he said.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russian-and-ukraine-troops-battle-in-south-prompting-fears-of-widescale-invasion/2014/08/28/04b614f4-9a6e-40f4-aa21-4f49104cf0e4_story.html

http://euobserver.com/defence/125399

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4565524,00.html

Headline:   Sweden raises military alert level due to Ukraine crisis

Sweden put its top military staff on higher alert on Friday as a result of the situation in Ukraine, the armed forces said. It is already participating in international manoeuvres in Finland, which borders Russia, and has moved its quick-response fighter jets to the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, off Sweden’s southeast coast. “Given the serious nature of the development in Ukraine, the Swedish military is responding by among other things a higher alert status for the General Staff at headquarters and intensified intelligence gathering,” Forsvarsmakten, Sweden’s military authority, said in a statement. A spokesman for the military declined to give any more details of what Sweden was doing to prepare for any eventual spillover in the region from the conflict.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2014/Aug-29/269011-sweden-raises-military-alert-level-due-to-ukraine-crisis.ashx#axzz3BoIWDaa1

Putin83-31

Headline:   Putin Says Don’t Mess With Nuclear Russia

Headline: NATO to Russia: Stop ‘Illegal’ Military Operations in Ukraine

Headline:   Why is Vladimir Putin Referring to Eastern Ukraine as ‘New Russia’?

President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia’s armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: “It’s best not to mess with us.” Putin told the assembly, on the banks of a lake near Moscow, the Russian takeover of Crimea in March was essential to save a largely Russian-speaking population from Ukrainian government violence. He said continued fighting in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists launched an uprising in April, was the result of a refusal by Kiev to negotiate. Ukraine and Western governments accuse Russia of sending troops and armor to back the separatists in a conflict that has already killed over 2,000 people. Russia denies the charge. “Russia is far from being involved in any large-scale conflicts,” he said at the camp on the banks of Lake Seliger. “We don’t want that and don’t plan on it. But naturally, we should always be ready to repel any aggression towards Russia.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.infowars.com/putin-dont-mess-with-nuclear-russia/

http://www.voanews.com/content/ukraine-russia-nato/2431903.html

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/why-vladimir-putin-referring-eastern-ukraine-new-russia-1463130 

IranIran

Headline: Iran Arming Terrorists in Judea and Samaria

Iranian military leaders have openly boasted that they have begun to send weapons to Palestinian Arab terrorists in Judea and Samaria and elsewhere in the region, the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. The report quoted a top Iranian military commander who confirmed that weapon shipments to Judea and Samaria have already begun and that more will be sent to other “Palestinian resistance groups.” “Arming the West Bank has started and weapons will be supplied to the people of this region,” Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of Iran’s volunteer Basij force, told the state-run Fars news agency on Wednesday. The announcement was made after weeks of inflammatory statements from Iranian leaders threatening war on Israel and promising to rearm groups such as Hamas so that they can continue their war on the Jewish state. The military leader also confirmed what has long been suspected by Israeli intelligence agencies: That Iran is responsible for training and arming Hamas with highly advanced rockets that were used to penetrate deep into Israeli territory during the most recent conflict. Much of the arms Hamas deployed “were the products of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Fars reported Naqdi as having boasted. He further said that Iran is arming terrorists in Judea and Samaria as opposed to the Hamas-run Gaza Strip because attacks on Israel from this area will ensure “the annihilation of the Zionist regime.” “The Zionists should know that the next war won’t be confined to the present borders and the Mujahedeen will push them back,” Naqdi declared, according to the Free Beacon.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184542#.VADIxWNWV8E

Headline:   U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program

Headline:   EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

Headline:   Iran’s FM Hopes for Nuclear Accord by Deadline

The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on more than 25 people and companies linked to Iran, stepping up pressure over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. The Treasury Department said the sanctions target individuals and entities under Iran-related authorities that are involved in Iran’s missile and nuclear programs, efforts to evade international sanctions and support for terrorism. The U.S. move comes as the United States and five other global powers are working with Iran to strike a comprehensive agreement under which Tehran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions that have crippled its economy. The U.S. Treasury Department said it was targeting the people and firms, including Iran’s Asia Bank, Meraj Air and Lissom Marine Services LLC, a shipping firm, for a range of violations, including helping Iran’s missile and nuclear programs, evading prior sanctions, or supporting terrorism. In a parallel move, the U.S. Department of State imposed sanctions on four firms it said were helping Iran’s nuclear program, a UAE-based firm working with Iran’s shipping sector, Goldentex FZE, and an Italian firm, Dettin SpA, it said was working with Iran’s petrochemical industry.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/08/29/U-S-imposes-new-sanctions-on-Iran-s-nuclear-program.html

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Article.aspx?id=268978&link=News/World/2014/Aug-29/268978-eu-ministers-call-for-new-sanctions-against-russia.ashx#axzz3BoIWDaa1

http://www.voanews.com/content/iran-fm-hopes-for-nuclear-accord-by-deadline/2431994.html

middleeast ir-map

Headline:

iran

comment***If you go to the link listed above it is in multiple languages, so I will provide all the links here; try as I might I could not get clear English copy; we’ll keep on the watch for latest developments

http://www.kurdpa.net/index.php?besh=dreje&id=16497&PageSpeed=noscript

http://www.kurdpa.net/english/?PageSpeed=noscript

http://www.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kurdpa.net%2Findex.php%3Fbesh%3Ddreje%26id%3D16497%26PageSpeed%3Dnoscript

AfghanistanAfghanistan

Headline: War News for Friday, August 29, 2014

Quetta, three journalists murdered as attacks on Pakistani press mount

Leader of Iran’s Baluchi rebels killed in Pakistan

Reported security incidents
#1: Gunmen have opened fire on worshippers at a shrine in southwest Pakistan, killing at least six members of a minority Islamic sect and wounding seven others, officials have said. The attack came at a shrine of the Zikri community in Awaran district, about 650km southwest of Quetta, the capital of restive Baluchistan province.

#2: Unknown gunmen shot dead the provincial high peace council committee chief in capital Kabul late Thursday. According to Nuristani high peace council committee members, Haji Abdul Halim was assassinated by gunmen riding motorcycle.

http://warnewstoday.blogspot.com/

EthiopiaEthiopia

Headline:   Turkey, Ethiopia should cooperate in African peace efforts

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome said on Friday that Turkey and Ethiopia have a mutual understanding in their peace-building efforts in Africa, suggesting that the two countries should cooperate with each other. “Turkey and Ethiopia have established mutual understanding in peace efforts, and what we do in Africa is complementary to each other. It is not competition,” Teshome said in an exclusive interview with Today’s Zaman. Teshome stressed that Turkey and Ethiopia should conduct a joint effort to establish peace in Somalia. “Ethiopia’s main object is to bring peace and stability to Somalia and provide Somali people to live a decent life that is free of fear. What Turkey does in Somalia is definitely the same. So, in order to have a peaceful and stable Somalia, Turkey and Ethiopia need to consult each other to combine their peace efforts,” he explained. Turkey is a key ally of the Somali government. It places great importance on the integrity of Somalia and pledges to continue its support for the reconciliation, stability, prosperity and development of Somalia. It has led aid efforts to help Somalia, as the fragile country is attempting to rebuild itself after two decades of civil war and lawlessness. “What we do in Somalia really is not for Ethiopia. We aim to free Somali people from being victims of war and of chaotic social situations in their country. Turkey is also contributing a lot enormously in that regard so we are complementing each other,” Teshome added. Turkey and Ethiopia are also partners in trade and investment. The trade volume between the two countries was $421 million in 2013.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.todayszaman.com/diplomacy_turkey-ethiopia-should-cooperate-in-african-peace-efforts_357149.html

Libya

 

 

 

Libya

Headline: Libyan militia in control of Tripoli accepts UN call for truce

The Islamist militia in control of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, says it agrees with a U.N. call for a cease-fire in this North African country but vows to resist any foreign interference in Libyan affairs. Senior commander Ahmed Hadiya from Dawn of Libya, an umbrella of Islamist militias, says his group will “cooperate with the world” unless this violates Libya’s sovereignty. The remarks, which came in a statement late Thursday, are seen as a rejection of a recent appeal by a group of Libyan lawmakers for United Nations to intervene to stop ongoing militia battles. Libya currently has two rival parliaments in different parts of the country, and two different governments. The divisions are rooted in rivalries between Islamists and non-Islamists, as well as powerful tribal and regional allegiances.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-29/268920-libyan-militia-in-control-of-tripoli-accepts-un-call-for-truce.ashx#axzz3BoIWDaa1

Headline: Libya Islamists say they shot down jet of rival forces

Libyan jihadists said Friday they downed a plane belonging to forces of a rogue general, but a source close to the officer said it crashed because of a technical fault. The military aircraft came down in Al-Baida in eastern Libya after carrying out air strikes targeting Islamists in Derna farther east, a spokespersonfor general Khalifa Haftar said.  Speaking on condition of anonymity, he said the crash happened because of a “technical” glitch, and added that the pilot was killed. But the Ansar al-Sharia jihadist group, which Washington classifies as a “terrorist organization” said on social networks that its militants fired a missile at the plane. Neither claim could be independently confirmed.
Aug. 29, 2014

https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/international/561934-libya-islamists-say-they-shot-down-jet-of-rival-forces

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Headline:   IMF approves $217 mln loan disbursement to Tunisia

The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it had completed a review of its loan program for Tunisia, clearing the way for disbursement of about $217.5 million. The latest disbursement brings the total funds released under the program to about $1.1 billion, the IMF said. The Fund agreed last year to support Tunisia with a two-year credit worth about $1.74 billion. In exchange, Tunisia agreed to follow certain economic polices, such as keeping its deficit under control and making the foreign exchange market more flexible. The IMF said Tunisia has complied with all the conditions of the program so far, including structural reforms, despite a difficult economic situation, with high unemployment and rising imbalances.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/29/tunisia-imf-idUSL1N0QZ0ZX20140829

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Headline:   Algeria, US talk security collaboration

Algerian Army Chief of Staff Ahmed Gaïd Salah met with US Africa Command (AFRICOM) head General David Rodriguez on Wednesday (August 27th) in Algiers to discuss Sahel security and military co-operation. The talks were aimed at “researching the optimal approaches to co-ordinate efforts, especially regarding the exchange of intelligence and expertise in the fight against terrorism”, according to the Algerian defence ministry. Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal also met the AFRICOM commander. “The meeting allowed both parties to exchange views relating to the current situation in the region, and its repercussions on the security, humanitarian and economic sectors,” a government statement said. “Algeria is considered to be an important ally, and we share its commitment for a unified Libya, ruled by Libyans themselves, and also in relation to reconciliation and peace in Mali,” General Rodriguez said after meeting with Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra. He added that the US was “ready to work closely with the Algerian government in order to fight terrorism and promote regional security”. The American general explained that the two sides discussed current and future challenges. “These efforts are aimed at strengthening our commitment for a more secure and stable world, especially for a further prosperous Africa, with more security and democracy,” he said. “I consider that overcoming the terrorism threat requires joint collaboration in the security, economic, and diplomatic sectors, as it is not only an issue of security forces,” he added. As for the turmoil in Libya, Rodriguez said: “There is a congress that was formed recently, and there are efforts made by neighbouring countries to help the Libyans overcome their crisis, and we are supporting them.”
Aug. 29, 2014

http://magharebia.com/en_GB/articles/awi/features/2014/08/29/feature-02

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Headline:   Polisario Front Attempts to Incite Chaos in Morocco

The Polisario Front is hoping to drag Morocco into an atmosphere of chaos and crisis through urging separatist students to escalate their struggles against the Moroccan government as well as increase their mobilization across universities in the country. Along with the Human Rights card it uses against Morocco in the Western Sahara conflicts, the Polisario Front strives to use separatist students to incite chaos in Morocco. According to Hespress, during a recent assembly of the Saharawi Students Union, attended by Polisario leader, Mohamed Abdelaziz, separatist students expressed their intention to “escalate their struggles against the Moroccan government,” in order to defend what they described “their national identity’’ after the Polisario leader urged them to do so. The Saharawi Students Union expressed its loyalty to the Polisario leader, Mohamed Abdelaziz, stressing that it is moving forward to promote the Polisario’s agenda and increase its propaganda against the Moroccan Autonomy Plan. Far from it, the Saharawi Students Union goes as far as to call upon all the separatist students to join the Polisario’s “Popular Army. “The final press statement on the assembly said that the Saharawi graduate students’ call to join the Popular Army has become necessary, in the current context,” the same source noted. As for the undergraduate Saharawi students, the Polisario Front urged them to specialize in the scientific and technical sectors so that they can develop the Polisario Front’s military later after graduating. The document also urged the separatist students to take into consideration violating the ceasefire agreement with Morocco in 1991, and resume the Polisario’s “armed resistance.”
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2014/08/137545/polisario-front-attempts-to-incite-chaos-in-morocco/

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Headline: New Cabinet, Full of Erdogan Holdovers, Is Announced in Turkey

Turkey’s prime minister-designate, Ahmet Davutoglu, announced a new cabinet on Friday that is dominated by holdovers from the administration of his predecessor, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mr. Erdogan is now Turkey’s president and seeking to maintain a grip on power after moving to what until now has been a largely ceremonial office. Mr. Davutoglu moved swiftly, announcing his cabinet less than a day after receiving the mandate from Mr. Erdogan to form the new government. There were changes to only three cabinet ministries out of 21, while two figures close to Mr. Erdogan were installed as new deputy prime ministers. Mr. Erdogan approved the list without delay. The continued presence of Mr. Erdogan’s appointees at the head of key ministries like finance, interior, defense and energy left little doubt that the president would retain strong influence over the government, despite constitutional provisions meant to distance the president from engaging in day-to-day politics.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/world/europe/new-cabinet-full-of-erdogan-holdovers-is-announced-in-turkey.html?_r=0

nation against nationCooltextprophecysignLuke 21:9 and Matthew 24:7 speak of nation against nation and kingdom against kingdom in the end times. Revelation 6:3-4 speaks of the fiery red horse given power to make men slay one another and Revelation 6:8 speaks again of this red horse in conjunction with the pale horse of Death and Hades, as the one that has the power to kill by sword.  Luke 21:9: wars & commotions; the Greek word here is Akatastasia, meaning instability, a state of disorder, disturbance, confusion (revolutions)   Matthew 24:7: the Greek word for nation is Ethnos & refers to various ethnic groups fighting among themselves, where the next sentence in the verse refers to kingdoms (basileiva) fighting one another (not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom)

Headline: Houthis stage massive anti-government rallies in Yemen

Headline:  Mass demonstrations in Yemen against Shiite rebels

A series of fresh protest rallies have been held across Yemen, where the government is under increasing pressure to step down. On Friday, thousands of supporters of the Shia Houthi group took to the streets of the northern city of Sa’ada, calling for the downfall of the transitional government. Reports say a similar massive rally by supporters of Yemen’s Houthi movement is underway in the capital city of Sana’a. The latest mass protests came after talks collapsed between the government and Houthi leaders. In a similar event on Wednesday, hundreds of thousands flooded the streets, demanding the downfall of the government after Houthi leader, Abd al-Malik al-Houthi, called for more anti-government protests. Houthis have been holding demonstrations since August 20 when they strengthened their positions in the Yemeni capital in an effort to press the government to quit. The Shia movement and its supporters are demanding the resignation of the government and the reversal of recent increases in fuel prices. Meanwhile, Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rallied in the capital and across the country against an armed Shiite rebel group which has been holding its own sit-in demanding a new government and the reinstatement of fuel subsidies.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/29/376978/massive-antigovt-rallies-held-in-yemen/

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-29/268959-mass-demonstrations-in-yemen-against-shiite-rebels.ashx#axzz3BoIWDaa1

Headline: Pakistan army chief mediating to end crisis: Opposition

Headline:  Pakistan PM tries to distance himself from army as crisis drags on

Headline: Gunman kills three people in troubled Balochistan Province Pakistan

Pakistani opposition leaders say General Raheel Sharif, the army chief, is mediating to end the country’s current political crisis. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the Pakistani cleric leading mass anti-government rallies in the capital Islamabad, made the remarks during a rally on Thursday. “The Pakistan army chief has officially asked us if it will be acceptable to the Azadi (freedom) march if he becomes a mediator and guarantor,” Qadri told a gathering of his supporters outside the country’s parliament. “Do I have your consent?” the Pakistani cleric asked his supporters who answered affirmatively. Qadri and Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, have been leading daily rallies in the capital since August 14. Imran Khan has confirmed the mediation effort, saying, “I want to tell you all that I will not disappoint you. The talks have already started.” The talks between the opposition and the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are set to continue for 24 hours. Meanwhile, akistan’s prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis on Friday, saying he was not turning to the military for help to defuse the stand-off. But in an embarrassing twist for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the army quickly denied this, saying it had been specifically instructed by the government to step in to help mediate with the opposition. Despite the army’s intervention, the crisis appeared far from being resolved, with thousands of protesters still massing outside key government installations in centrail Islamabad late on Friday demanding Sharif’s resignation.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/29/376928/pakistan-army-chief-mediating-crisis/

http://newsdaily.com/2014/08/29/pakistan-pm-tries-to-distance-himself-from-army-as-crisis-drags-on/

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/29/377010/gunman-kills-three-people-in-pakistan/

EuroCooltextprophecysign Economic collapse Revelation 6:5-6 & Daniel 2:41-43- Decline of the Euro “ When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” (Revelation) “Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.” (Daniel 2:41-43)

Headline: Germany to Europe: Help Isn’t on the Way

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has bad news for anyone hoping the European Central Bank will ride to the rescue of the ailing euro region: Monetary policy has come to the end of its instruments. I don’t think ECB monetary policy has the instruments to fight deflation, to be quite frank. What we urgently need is investments, regaining confidence by investors, by markets, by consumers. His comments, in an interview with Bloomberg Television today, coincide with figures showing annual inflation slowed to 0.3 percent in the euro zone this month. That was the weakest rate of growth since October 2009 and marks 11 consecutive months of prices growing by less than 1 percent. The deflationary danger policy makers have been denying for months may be upon them. This adds to the gloomy outlook in Europe. One-, two- and three-year yields are negative in Germany, meaning investors are paying for the privilege of the perceived safety of German debt. A critical money-market rate, the Effective Overnight Index Average — Eonia for short — dropped below zero for the first time yesterday, reaching -0.004 percent. Analysts are attributing that event to a combination of expectations for even lower ECB interest rates, and the start of yet another program designed to pump money into the economy. Next month, the ECB will start offering targeted longer-term refinancing operations, or TLTROs. Analysts estimate that banks will borrow 300 billion euros ($395 billion) in the initial TLTRO round, according to the Bloomberg Monthly Survey published on Aug 18. That’s a far cry from the 850 billion euros ECB President Mario Draghi touted as a possibility earlier this month, though future operations may increase the take. “Any treasurer who doesn’t make use of this offer is making a big mistake,” ECB policy maker Ewald Nowotny said yesterday. Whether the money will then make its way into the economy and revive growth remains to be seen.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-08-29/germany-to-europe-help-isn-t-on-the-way 

star222222333333_thumb2.jpgCooltextprophecysignEconomic collapse Revelation 6:5-6 & James 5:1-3- Worldwide “ When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” (Revelation) “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days.” (James)

Headline: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

Fifty years after the “war on poverty” was first waged, there are signs a new offensive is needed. Newly released Census data reveals nearly 110 million Americans – more than one-third of the country – are receiving government assistance of some kind. The number counts people receiving what are known as “means-tested” federal benefits, or subsidies based on income. This includes welfare programs ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as “welfare,” Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. At the end of 2012, according to the stats, 51.5 million were on food stamps, while 83 million were collecting Medicaid – with some benefitting from multiple programs. Though the programs were created to help those in need, some analysts worry that the way they’re designed is, increasingly, incentivizing people not to work. They note that when recipients combine several government assistance programs, in many cases they pay better than going to work.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/29/census-figures-show-more-than-one-third-americans-receiving-welfare-benefits/?intcmp=latestnews

Headline:   Brazil Goes Into Recession for First Time in Over 5 Years

Brazil’s economy slipped into recession for the first time in more than five years as investments contracted on lower confidence before the October presidential election. Gross domestic product shrank by 0.6 percent in the April-June period from the previous three months, after contracting a revised 0.2 percent in the first quarter, the national statistics agency said today in Rio de Janeiro. The contraction in the second quarter was bigger than the median estimate of 42 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, who expected a 0.4 percent drop. President Dilma Rousseff has attempted to revive growth with tax cuts, billions of dollars in credit and higher social spending. With inflation hovering around the upper limit of the target range, consumer and business confidence eroded in the run-up to the first round vote on Oct. 5. It’s the first time the economy contracted for two consecutive quarters since the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008. “This is the last thing that Dilma would have wanted, today’s data is the worst-case outcome for her,” Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics Ltd, said by phone from London. “This is clearly going to put pressure on the central bank to loosen policy in order to support growth.”
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-29/brazil-gdp-probably-shrank-most-in-5-years-as-vote-nears.html

Headline:  Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country’s existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control. The virtual currency, which Central Bank officials say they expect will start circulating in December, does not yet have a name and officials would not disclose technical details, though they said it would not be like Bitcoin. The amount of the new currency created would depend on demand. Deputy director Gustavo Solorzano said it is to exist in tandem with the greenback and, by law, be backed by liquid assets. It would be geared toward the 2.8 million Ecuadoreans – 40 percent of participants in the economy – too poor to afford traditional banking, officials say. Users initially will be able to make and receive payments at minimal cost using their cellphones, Solorzano said. Such mobile payments schemes are already popular in African nations including Kenya and Tanzania, where they are privately run. The new currency was approved, and stateless crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin simultaneously banned, by Ecuador’s National Assembly last month. Leftist President Rafael Correa has said the project’s only problem is that it has taken this long, defending it against `’pseudo-analysts who have appeared in the media trying to smear (it).” He denies any plan to replace the U.S. dollar, which Ecuador set as its currency in 2000 after a crippling banking crisis.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_ECUADOR_DIGITAL_MONEY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-08-29-08-28-04

clip_image0011_thumb.gifRevelation 6:6-  With the bees dying off, you will see a decrease in produce and an INCREASE in food prices!

Aug. 14, 2014- 48 Million bees have died (100% losses) in Pyrenees-Orientales, France

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lemonde.fr%2Fplanete%2Farticle%2F2014%2F08%2F14%2Fles-abeilles-des-pyrenees-orientales-decimees-par-les-pesticides_4471376_3244.html

Aug. 28, 2014- Millions (130 Hives) of bees have died in Itatinga, Brazil

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fg1.globo.com%2Fsp%2Fbauru-marilia%2Fnoticia%2F2014%2F08%2Fmorte-de-abelhas-causa-queda-de-7-toneladas-na-producao-de-mel.html&edit-text=&act=url

WarsAndRumorsOfWarsCooltextprophecysignWars & Rumors of Wars Matthew 24:6 , Revelation 6:3-4 & Revelation 6:8“ And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Revelation 6:3-4 speaks of the fiery red horse given power to make men slay one another and Revelation 6:8 speaks again of this red horse in conjunction with the pale horse of Death and Hades, as the one that has the power to kill by sword.  Weapons of Mass Destruction Zechariah 14:12 “And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.”

Headline: China warns U.S. to stops surveillance flights

China suggested the United States end its reconnaissance flights near Chinese territory, and denied Pentagon claims that a plane made dangerous passes at a U.S. Navy plane. A Chinese fighter plane intercepted a U.S. Navy Poseidon patrol plane and came within 20 feet, the U.S. Department of Defense said, on Aug. 19, as the U.S. plane was 135 miles east of the South China Sea island of Hainan. A Pentagon spokesman called the maneuver “pretty aggressive, very unprofessional,” and the fourth incident of its kind this year. Yang Yujun, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said Thursday the United States should take “concrete measures” to stop surveillance flights if relations between the two countries are to improve, adding, “On the one hand, the U.S. expressed their willingness to deepen a military-to-military relationship with China, but on the other hand, they are reluctant to give up these frequent close-in reconnaissance activities against China.” Yang accused the United States of spying on Chinese training exercises, saying: “These behaviors of U.S. military ships and aircraft could easily cause misperception and miscalculation or even air and sea accidents. Therefore we do urge the U.S. side to decrease these close-in reconnaissance activities against China towards a complete stop.”
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/08/29/China-warns-US-to-stops-surveillance-flights/7221409322197/?spt=sec&or=tn

Ebola-virus-pink-jpgCooltextprophecysignPestilence & Plagues Luke 21:11 & Revelation 6:8 “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” (Luke) “So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death (Thanatos in Greek meaning the death of the body whether natural or violent), and by the beasts of the earth” (Revelation)

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Headline: Billions of locusts invade Madagascan capital

Billions of locusts swarmed Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo on Thursday, prompting residents and tourists to share photographs of the sudden insect invasion on Twitter, while experts worried about the effect on the country’s food supply. In the past five years, swarms of giant locusts have regularly swept in over the island nation off Africa’s southeastern coast, devastating crops and other food supplies within just a few hours. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations estimates that the ongoing locust plague in Madagascar threatens the livelihoods of some 13 million people, of which nine million earn their living from agriculture. Last year, the UN agency launched a three-year emergency program to try and control the locust infestations through aerial campaigns to protect crops. Out of the $44 million (€33 million) in donations the FAO has called for to fund the program, it has so far only received $28.2 million, meaning the funding gap exceeds the $15 million needed to implement two more campaigns in 2014/15 and in 2015/16. Since the spraying operations started in November 2013, locust populations on 1.2 million hectares of land have been controlled. In an interview with BBC Focus on Africa last year, FAO locust control expert Annie Monard said: “The last one (plague) was in the 1950’s and it had a duration of 17 years so if nothing is done it can last for five to 10 years, depending on the conditions.”
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.france24.com/en/20140828-pictures-millions-locusts-swarm-madagascar-crisis-atananarivo/

Headline: Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

Headline: Doctor dies of Ebola in Port Harcourt Nigeria

Headline: Death toll passes 1,550 as Ebola outbreak accelerates, officials say

Headline: Senegal becomes 5th African nation to confirm first case of Ebola

For the first time, scientists have been able to follow the spread of an Ebola outbreak almost in real time, by sequencing the virus’ genome from people in Sierra Leone. The findings, published Thursday in the journal Science, offer new insights into how the outbreak started in West Africa and how fast the virus is mutating. A international team of researchers sequenced 99 Ebola genomes, with extremely high accuracy, from 78 people diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone in June. The Ebola genome is incredibly simple. It has just seven genes. By comparison, we humans have about 20,000 genes. “In general, these viruses are amazing because they are these tiny things that can do a lot of damage,” says Pardis Sabeti, a computational biologist at Harvard University and the lead author of the study.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.wbur.org/npr/343734184/ebola-is-rapidly-mutating-as-it-spreads-across-west-africa

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1154876

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/28/world/africa/ebola-outbreak/

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/29/376998/senegal-confirms-first-case-of-ebola/

Headline:  HealthMap

Global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The freely available Web site ‘healthmap.org’ and mobile app ‘Outbreaks Near Me’ deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including libraries, local health departments, governments, and international travelers.

http://healthmap.org/formobile/

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August 27, 2014- 4 TONS of fish have died in a lagoon (4th time this year) in Jalisco, Mexico

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jornada.unam.mx%2Fultimas%2F2014%2F08%2F27%2Frecogen-casi-4-toneladas-de-peces-muertos-por-tres-dias-en-laguna-de-guadalajara-8760.html&edit-text=&act=url

August 28, 2014- Masses of fish washing up dead during past 2 weeks along coast of Devon and Cornwall, England

http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Hundreds-dead-whitebait-fish-Mullion-harbour/story-22842209-detail/story.html 

scorching sun signs in heaven

CooltextprophecysignIsaiah30:26 , Revelation 16:8-9 & Revelation 7:16 “Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, And the light of the sun will be sevenfold, As the light of seven days, In the day that the Lord binds up the bruise of His people And heals the stroke of their wound.” (Isaiah 30:26) “Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.” (Revelation 16:8-9) “Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat.” ( Revelation 7: 16)

CooltextprophecysignDrought Jeremiah 50:38 & Isaiah 42:15  “A drought is against her waters, and they will be dried up. For it is the land of carved images, And they are insane with their idols.” (Jeremiah)“I will lay waste the mountains and hills, And dry up all their vegetation; I will make the rivers coastlands, And I will dry up the pools.”(Isaiah)

CooltextprophecysignLuke21:25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring”

Headline:  NASA: Dangerous sunspot aligning with Earth

NASA is warning a new sunspot spewing powerful X-class flares is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth. A direct hit on Earth from an X-class flare could cause major disruptions – or even destruction – to the U.S. electrical grid, which already is very vulnerable, as well as to life-sustaining critical infrastructures dependent on the grid to function. NASA said the warning regarding the sunspot, AR 2151, could last for weeks. Eruptions that drew the attention of space experts began last Sunday with an M5.6 solar eruption, which is one tenth the strength of an X-class flare. X-class flares are the most power solar flare. The least intense flare is a C-class. M-class flares ranked as mid-range. “Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation,” explained NASA spokeswoman Karen Fox. “Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground. However, when intense enough, they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel.” Some of the flares spewing from the sun’s surface can be at least 14 times the size of Earth. NASA and the National Science Foundation has estimated that if the U.S. sustained a direct hit from an X-class flare, it would cost the nation upward of $2 trillion in the first year and kill up to 90 percent of the U.S. population due to the lack of services, starvation and disease.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/nasa-dangerous-sunspot-aligning-with-earth/

Headline: Southwest’s Risk of 35-Year ‘Megadrought’ Raised in New Study

The U.S. Southwest faces a strong chance of a 35-year “megadrought” in this century, according to a new study that used paleoclimate and instrumental data to tweak climate models. The research, led by Toby Ault, a Cornell University assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, found that the chance of a megadrought lasting at least 35 years in this century was 20 to 50 percent, depending on how much climate change was assumed — and that for some areas of the Southwest, the risk of decade-long drought was at least 80 percent and perhaps higher than 90 percent. The results were alarming, Cole told NBC News. She noted that Arizona is in the throes of a drought that’s already lasted 15 years, and the idea that a drought could last 15 or more years beyond that would require changes in how humans interact with their environment. “This kind of drought should change the way we think about water,” Cole said. Ault told NBC News that a next step would be using the research to estimate how much water might be available in these megadrought periods, giving policy makers another tool for planning for such risk. “Managing it is going to be very challenging,” said Ault, who lived in Tucson while working on his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Arizona. “But even then I think we can do it. We’re a very clever, adaptable species. I’m optimistic that we can find ways to do this.”
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/southwests-risk-35-year-megadrought-raised-new-study-n191381  

Luke 21-25CooltextprophecysignMatthew 24:7 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.” Luke21:25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring”

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Headline: Two tremors hit Egypt Friday morning

Egypt was hit by two successive minor earthquakes on Friday morning, a geophysical official has said. A  4.7–magnitude aftershock  occurred at 6:49 am CLT followed by another slighter tremor, almost two hours later, measuring 2 on the Richter scale, Hatem Ouda, head of the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, told state news agency MENA. With the epicenter in Greece–some 611km from Egypt’s northern border province of Marsa Matrouh and 958km from Helwan, south of Cairo, the shocks were largely unfelt in the early morning hours, Ouda said. No damage or casualties have been reported.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/109495/Egypt/Politics-/Two-tremors-hit-Egypt-Friday-morning.aspx

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Headline: Papua New Guinea Mount Tavurvur volcano eruption sees international flights diverted

Some international flights were diverted and several communities evacuated in the early hours of Friday morning after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea. Mount Tavurvur, on East New Britain Island, erupted hours before dawn, sending plumes of smoke and ash high above the nation and forcing local communities to evacuate. The Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said residents of Rabaul town, the provincial capital, have been advised to remain indoors to avoid falling ash. Local resident David Flinn told Australian Broadcasting Corp the volcano was emitting steam and occasionally boomed. Mr Flinn said about half an inch of ash covered surrounding areas. Qantas Airways said the ash cloud from the volcano had prompted minor alterations to flight paths between Sydney and Tokyo and between Sydney and the Chinese city of Shanghai.
Aug. 29, 2014

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/papua-newguinea-mount-tavurvur-volcano-eruption-sees-international-flights-diverted-9698910.html

Headline:  Scientists find evidence of underground eruption in Iceland

Teams monitoring Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue to shake the area, authorities said on Thursday. Scientists flying over the area on Wednesday discovered a 2.5-4 mile line of giant craters or cauldrons – 10 to 15 metres deep and 1km wide – on Vatnajokull glacier which covers the giant volcano. “The cauldrons have been formed as a result of melting, possibly a sub-glacial eruption,” the Icelandic Met Office said. The alert for Bardarbunga was downgraded from red to orange on Sunday when the Met Office retracted its claim of an eruption under the ice. Tremors continued on Thursday with an 5.0 magnitude earthquake, far weaker than an eruption of 5.7 recorded on Tuesday.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/28/underground-eruption-earthquake-iceland-bardarbunga-volcano

Headline: What’s erupting? List & map of currently active volcanoes

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erupting_volcanoes.html

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Mahmoud Al-Zahhar: The Gaza Experience Should Be Repeated in the West Bank and Jerusalem

PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi attacks Obama for acknowledging Jewish history

Gaza flocks to greet Ismail Haniyeh

***Remember: this is the Prime Minister they want, not Fayyad who was appointed by Abbas

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Cooltextprophecysign“Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

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comment***Last night on Facebook I gave you 3 maps showing how close the Islamic militants are to Israel; I’m going to repeat it here

Quneitra to Tiberias

Quneitra to Tiberias 2 hours 16 min. 108.8 km (67 miles)

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Headline: UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria; 81 trapped

comment****Before we even start on the news, you need to know 2 things: 1- this is MSN news and therefore ‘main stream’- when they say the Syrian side of the Golan they are talking about the UNDOF- the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Zone. In English- a de-militarized zone. The 2nd thing is: the entire world has never once acknowledged that Golan belongs to Israel. Israel took the Golan Heights in the 6 day war. NO OTHER country on EARTH is expected to give back land they ‘win’ in a war. If that were the case, well…England and America would both be out of luck wouldn’t they?

An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. The peacekeepers were detained on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights during a “period of increased fighting between armed elements and the Syrian Arab Armed Forces,” the office of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement. It said another 81 peacekeepers are “currently being restricted to their positions in the vicinity of Ar Ruwayhinah and Burayqah.” The statement did not specify which armed group is holding the peacekeepers. Various Syrian rebel groups, including the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, have been fighting the Syrian military near the Golan Heights. On Wednesday, opposition fighters captured a Golan Heights crossing point on the disputed border between Syria and Israel. The statement said the United Nations “is making every effort to secure the release of the detained peacekeepers,” who are part of UNDOF, the mission that has been monitoring a 1974 disengagement accord between Syria and Israel after their 1973 war. The statement noted that UNDOF peacekeepers who were detained by armed forces in March and May were later safely released. Currently, six countries contribute troops to UNDOF: Fiji, India, Ireland, Nepal, Netherlands and the Philippines.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://news.msn.com/world/armed-group-detains-peacekeepers-in-golan-heights

https://news.yahoo.com/u-n-says-43-golan-heights-peacekeepers-seized-143358549.html

Headline: Syrian planes attack Golan Heights border post captured by rebels

Syrian jets shelled rebel positions near a border crossing close to the Golan Heights that was seized by rebels in some of the heaviest clashes in the strategic area this year, rebels and residents said on Thursday. Al Qaida’s Syria wing Nusra alongside moderate rebel groups who had launched the attack early on Wednesday on the border post were “holding ground” despite the heavy bombardment, according to a source in the Islamist Beit al Maqdis brigade, whose fighters were involved in the fighting. Abu Iyas al Horani, a spokesman for another rebel group operating in the area, said at least six rebels were killed in the latest spillover of violence in the area that lies almost 20 kilometres west of the town of Quneitra, the main urban center, which is under state control.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.612849

Headline: 18:44- Rebels entering new areas on Golan border

Channel 2′s Ehud Ya’ari says the war in the Golan border area now sees rebel forces fighting in areas that were hitherto not entered. He says he fears the collapse of UNDOF because of the dangers there. Forty-three Filipino soldiers are currently being held by rebels, and 81 are locked inside their positions. The Islamic Front and other groups announced the beginning of the al-Waad Assadik offensive to capture government positions in Quneitra. At least 50 soldiers and 14 rebels were killed. 40 rebels were reported to be wounded. 13 soldiers fled nearby to the UN.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.timesofisrael.com/if-hamas-attacks-israel-will-hit-back-sevenfold-netanyahu-warns/

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Headline: Israeli forces caught up in Al Qaeda’s complex toils in both Golan and Gaza

The cross-border incident on the Golan Wednesday, Aug. 27, in which an Israeli officer was injured by stray fire from the fighting between Syrian army and rebel forces near Quneitra, put this battle zone on the front pages. However, debkafile’s military sources report that this incident, fought by only 300 combatants on each side backed by 10 tanks, had no real military importance for the Syrian conflict at large. The battle for Qoneitra, fought 200 meters from the Israeli border, is much more important as a touchstone in quite a different setting, that concerns not only Israel but the complicated US posture against the many-headed Al Qaeda peril in the Middle East. The US, Jordan and Israel are quietly backing the mixed bag of some 30 Syrian rebel factions which Tuesday, Aug. 26, seized control of the Syrian side of the Quneitra crossing, the only transit point between Israeli and Syrian Golan. However – here comes the rub – Al Qaeda elements have permeated all those factions. The crossing is foirmally under the control of UNDOF, an international peacekeeping force, which too is falling apart as contingents are recalled by their governments. Damascus hit back at the rebels Thursday, Aug. 28, by sending the Syrian air force to destroy the new rebel positions. This was a flagrant contravention of Israel-Syrian armistice agreements. The Israeli air force might have been justified in scrambling to combat the Syrian air incursion, but was not ordered to do so. This appeared to contradict a fact which Israel has kept very dark: The 30 or so Syrian rebel offensive to wrest Quneitra would have stood no chance without Israel’s aid – not just in medical care for their injured, but also in limited supplies of arms, intelligence and food. Israel acted as a member, along with the US and Jordan, of a support system for rebel groups fighting in southern Syria. Their efforts are coordinated through a war-room which the Pentagon established last year near Amman. The US, Jordanian and Israeli officers manning the facility determine in consultation which rebel factions are provided with reinforcements from the special training camps run for Syrian rebels in Jordan, and which will receive arms. All three governments understand perfectly that, notwithstanding all their precautions, some of their military assistance is bound to percolate to Al Qaeda’s Syrian arm, Jabhat Al-Nusra, which is fighting in rebel ranks. Neither Washington or Jerusalem or Amman would be comfortable in admitting they are arming Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front in southern Syria. And not only Nusra: It turned out in this week’s incident that some of the rebel fighters come from the terrorist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, a coalition of Al Qaeda contingents based in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula and Gaza Strip. Another piece of this dissonant jigsaw is Al Maqdis’ close alignment for its violent operations with the Palestinian Hamas ruling Gaza, with which Israel has just been locked in a deadly 50-day war. Wednesday night, at his news conference to sum up that war, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu included in his list of Israel’s diplomatic successes, the winning over of world opinion to the perception that Hamas and Al Qaeda belong to the same family of terrorists and share the same fundamentalist ideology, which must be fought. As he spoke, Al Qaeda fighters, intermingled with Syrian rebel factions, fetched up just yards from Israel’s northern border fence. debkafile’s military sources say that Washington, Amman and Jerusalem can expect to keep the embarrassing fact fairly quiet only until the first black Al Qaeda flag is raised over a rebel position at the Quneitra crossing or a captured Syrian post opposite the line of Israeli positions on the Golan. Israel will then face a new dilemma on this sensitive front, which will take some explaining.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://debka.com/article/24223/Israeli-forces-caught-up-in-Al-Qaeda%E2%80%99s-complex-toils-in-both-Golan-and-Gaza-

Headline: UN Calls for ‘Restraint’ Following Mortar Fire in Golan

The United Nations on Wednesday referred to the shells fired from Syria which hit the Israeli side of the Golan Heights and called on all sides to “exercise restraint”. The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Golan Heights observed a heavy fighting between the Syrian armed forces and armed members of the opposition in and around locations in the central part of the area of separation, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters, according to Reuters.”During the fighting, several mortars landed in or near United Nations positions,” Dujarric said at a daily news briefing, adding, “The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) retaliated with fire.” Lerner said the IDF has “substantial forces” on the ground and is prepared for any eventuality, with troops sealing off the area as a defensive measure. “We have declared a closed military zone in the immediate area of the crossing and the roads leading to it. We are prepared for any potential spillover effect into Israel,” Lerner said.

comment***After looking at the above articles, I’m guessing it isn’t Syria they are telling to RESTRAIN themselves

 

Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184499#.U_9iJGNWV8E

Headline: Why hasn’t the Islamic State gone to war with Israel yet?

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<start quote> ” To answer the question about why ISIS have not attacked Israel yet, let me explain the views of ISIS regarding the liberation of Bayt Al-Maqdis and what their plans are. “We will not rest until every single Muslim is freed from the Tawāghit, al-Quds, al-Andalus are returned and we conquer Rome” It’s an ISIS policy to liberate Al-Quds. The Islamic State (ISIS) also have branches in Gaza. Although they have not engaged in sustained campaigns yet against Israel due to issues with Hamas and logistics supplies and entry routes for fighters, these groups continue to work in Gaza and Palestinian refugee camps training Palestinian mujahideen in fighting, getting them experience of fighting and bomb-making in Syria and Iraq, as well as cementing the position of ISIS in Gaza. The ISIS position is that they want to consolidate their positions in Syria and Iraq before they move into Jordan and Lebanon. This is because it is well-known that fighting Israel in a full-scale war with proper weapons of war as ISIS have is not possible if they do not take over Jordan, and possibly Lebanon. This is because they need that land to transport their heavy weaponry such as their tanks, howitzers, hummers, APCs, bomb-making engineering workshops and associated machinery, and of course, their soldiers. It’s well-known however that Jordan and Lebanon are client states of America and that they have secret agreements with Israel to protect Israel from “terrorists”, so any full-scale war on ISIS would be hampered by the Jordanian and Lebanese army attacking ISIS from behind. So it makes sense to get rid of those regimes first before fighting Israel face-to-face. And we know this will happen as the ahadith say we will fight the Dajjal in the Israeli city of Lod. We look to the example of Salah ad-Din (RH) who did not fight the Crusaders until he conquered what is now Syria and the Mesopotamian areas such as Jazira from the Muslim Zenghid Dynasty. This is because the Muslims, like now, were not united and the jamaah of the Muslims was not one, and we could not fight the Crusaders unless we had a united front. One Muslim leader who had the intent but not the land and resources (Salah ad-Din), and another Muslim leader in Damascus who had the land and resources, but did not want to disrupt the status quo and did not want to jeopardise his power and lifestyle for the sake of liberating Bayt Al-Maqdis. We need to unite the Muslims lands of Sham and Iraq as a united front, and only then can we fight Israel in a full-scale war and liberate Bayt Al-Maqdis.” <end quote>

Headline: Palestinians threaten to turn to ICC if date not set for return to 1967 lines

The Palestinians plan to turn to the United Nations Security Council on September 15 to demand a deadline be set for Israel’s withdrawal to 1967 borders, senior Fatah official Nabil Shaath told the Palestinian news agency Ma’an on Thursday. If the Security Council rejects the initiative, Shaath said, the Palestinians would open their case against Israel at the International Criminal Court. This is part of the “diplomatic surprise” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas promised last week, Shaath said. The Arab League will meet in Cairo September 7-9 to discuss providing Abbas with an Arab umbrella of support. Abbas is already backed in principle by Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Meanwhile, the Jordanian newspaper Alghrad reported on Thursday that Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret meeting in Amman days before the cease-fire was signed ending the war in Gaza. No details were given about the meeting, and no official from Jordan, Israel or the Palestinian Authority would confirm that it in fact happened.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.612918

Headline: Arch-Terrorist Barghouti Calls For Fatah Revolution

Headline: 89% of Gaza Residents Support Rocket Attacks on Israel

Headline: Hamas leader says latest conflict with Israel not the last

Arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti of the Fatah faction released a message from his Israeli jail cell last Wednesday, in which called for Fatah to return to violent “resistance,” i.e. terrorism, and abandon negotiations with Israel. Barghouti, who is currently serving multiple life sentences for his role in planning numerous deadly terrorist attacks, was found in a May poll conducted among Arab residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza as being favored for president of a new unity government between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA). In his newest message, published in the Gaza-based news site Al-Watan Voice and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Barghouti notes that Fatah is coming up on its fiftieth anniversary next January. “Just as it had the honor to fire the first bullet against the Zionist enemy, so the hands of the Fatah members…will fire the final bullet against this occupation,” wrote Barghouti. According to the jailed terrorist, the recent terror war waged by Hamas on Israel which reached a ceasefire on Tuesday “has proven that the option of resistance is proper and appropriate. We have always emphasized, and have repeatedly called for, a creative combination of political diplomatic action and general resistance with all its capabilities.”
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184522#.U_9hZWNWV8E

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184512#.U_9hz2NWV8E

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4565382,00.html

Headline: Lapid: Gaza op not over until Gaza demilitarized

Headline: Gaza militia leader claims 90 percent of missile arsenal intact

Headline: Hamas chief rules out disarmament

Finance minister insists Operation Protective Edge should not have ended until Strip was disarmed, says ‘we cannot confine ourselves to easy achievements.’ Finance Minister Yair Lapid weighed in on the Gaza ceasefire deal, which has inspired waves of criticism against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in an interview with Ynet and said that “Operation Protective Edge cannot end with a ceasefire. The operation needs to end only after Gaza has been demilitarized.” The long-term yet opened-ended ceasefire came into effect on Tuesday stipulated the opening of Gaza’s crossings for goods and aid under heavy Israeli supervision, which Palestinian negotiators say will signal the end of Israel’s crippling eight-year long blockade of the Strip, long a key Palestinian condition. Additional issues like the demilitarization of Gaza, a central Israeli demand, as well as other Palestinian demands, like the reopening of Gaza’s airport, will be discussed at a later date. Lapid commented on the issue of Gaza’s demilitarization, which has been pushed into the background as sides worked to bring about an immediate end to fighting, which lasted over seven weeks, and said “we need to act to demilitarize the Strip, therefore the operation cannot end in with this ceasefire. Gaza’s demilitarization is the goal and it needs to be achieved.”
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4565327,00.html

http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/08/27/gaza-militia-leader-less-10-percent-rocket-stockpiles-used-war-israel/

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-28/268840-hamas-will-refuse-to-disarm-meshaal.ashx#axzz3BiIGg8TU

Headline: Away from Gaza war, Arab East Jerusalem seethes with protests and raids

Headline: 13:05 – IDF, Palestinians clash in West Bank

Violent protests in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem have been raging nightly beyond the spotlight on the Gaza war, leading to a crackdown by Israeli police in which hundreds of Palestinians have been detained. Street clashes with police in riot gear, military-style raids on homes late at night and stone-throwing at Israeli vehicles have marked the most serious outbreak of violence in Jerusalem since a Palestinian uprising a decade ago. The protests erupted in July after the murder of a Palestinian teen in an alleged revenge attack by three Jews, who are standing trial. That followed the killing of three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank by Hamas Islamist militants. The seething tensions have underscored deepening divisions in a city that Israel claims as its “indivisible capital”. Damage caused by Palestinians to a Jerusalem light railway, which links Arab and Jewish neighbourhoods and was once hailed by Israeli authorities as a symbol of coexistence, put a third of its carriages out of commission. Security sweeps across East Jerusalem have arrested more than 600 Palestinians, including 150 minors, according to the Israeli police. Most have since been released on bail or put under some form of restriction.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/uk-mideast-gaza-jerusalem-idUKKBN0GS1OJ20140828

http://www.timesofisrael.com/if-hamas-attacks-israel-will-hit-back-sevenfold-netanyahu-warns/

Headline: Report: Qatar Plans to Fund a New Gaza Flotilla

Headline: Freedom Flotilla to sail to Gaza again

Qatar, a dedicated supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, will fund a flotilla to Gaza spearheaded by a Turkish group with reported terrorist ties, according to an Israeli media report. A report by the Israeli news site NRG quoted in the Algemeiner stated that Qatar and IHH, the Turkish group that bills itself as humanitarian, signed a cooperation agreement on Monday. The Jerusalem Post also reported on the cooperation agreement but did not state that a new flotilla was part of the agreement. “The organization will send another flotilla after they receive permission from the government in Ankara that Turkish naval forces will defend the flotilla and its participants,” IHH leader Bulent Yildirim said, according to the Algemeiner.

comment***The 2nd link is from IHH itself

 

Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/27/report-qatar-plans-to-fund-a-new-gaza-flotilla/

http://www.ihh.org.tr/en/main/news/0/freedom-flotilla-to-sail-to-gaza-again/2480

Headline: Desmond Tutu Asks Dutch Pension Fund to Divest From Israeli Banks

Anti-Israel activist South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu asked the world’s third-largest pension fund, the Dutch ABP, to “strike a powerful, non-violent blow for peace in the Middle East” by divesting from three Israeli banks. An ABP spokeswoman confirmed that the fund will consider Tutu’s request, as well as a request from the Dutch lobby group Christians for Israel to continue investing in the banks. The three Israeli banks in question are Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank. ABP has about 51 million euros ($67 million) worth of holdings in the banks. In a letter to ABP, Tutu wrote that investing in the banks enables “the expansion of Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territories, and profit from the illegal seizure of this land.”
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/08/27/desmond-tutu-asks-dutch-pension-fund-to-divest-from-israeli-banks/

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Headline: Militants kill Lebanese soldier at Syria border

Headline:  ***From last night on Facebook- Lebanese army shells militant positions in Syria border zone

At least one Lebanese soldier has been killed and three others injured in clashes with foreign-backed militants near the border with Syria. The soldier was killed on Thursday after gunmen attacked an army post in the mountainous border zone just outside the town of Arsal. The city was held by Takfiri ISIL militants for five days earlier this month, marking the spillover of war in Syria into Lebanon. On August 8, Lebanese troops entered the town following five days of fierce clashes with the ISIL Takfiri militants. The town’s infirmary has been used as a base for the militants who killed at least 17 soldiers.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/28/376884/lebanese-soldier-killed-at-syria-border/

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Lebanese-army-shells-militant-positions-in-Syria-border-zone-372558

Headline: Lebanese Army: One missing after soldiers ambushed in Arsal

One Lebanese soldier is missing after his four comrades were rescued from a militant ambush on the outskirts of the northeastern town of Arsal Thursday morning, according to the Army. In a statement, the Army said that the militants had ambushed a five-strong unit in the border village of Al-Rahwe, prompting other units to launch an offensive against the gunmen and rescue four. The Army said its soldiers also destroyed an armored vehicle belonging to the militants that was equipped with an anti-aircraft missile and killed and wounded an unspecified number of gunmen. However, a security source told The Daily Star that one soldier had died and three others were wounded in the clashes that ensued after an Army vehicle came under fire in the remote village. The Army then rushed reinforcements to the village and Arsal to prevent a militant advance, the source added. Armored vehicles and military trucks, carrying dozens of soldiers, were seen driving through the main entrance of Arsal and heading toward its outskirts. According to the Turkish new agency Anadolu, ISIS and the Nusra Front, which are already holding 29 soldiers and policemen captured earlier this month in Arsal, have denied taking any soldier captive during Thursday’s clashes.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-28/268770-lebanese-army-shells-militant-positions-along-northeastern-border.ashx#axzz3BiIGg8TU

Headline: Lebanese Army: US military aid to be delivered Friday

The Lebanese Army will receive U.S. arms and military equipment Friday as part of the assistance that Washington pledged to help Lebanon combat rampant terrorism from Syria, an Army statement said. The statement said that the shipment of military aid, including gear and ammunition, would be airlifted to Beirut’s airport and delivered to the Army at noon Friday. The handover will take place in the presence of a U.S. Embassy delegation and a number of senior Army officers. The U.S., Britain, France and Saudi Arabia have made pledges to reinforce the Army’s capacities to fight terrorism, following a showdown that pitted troops against Islamist militants from Syria in the east Lebanon border town of Arsal in early August.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-28/268789-lebanese-army-us-military-aid-to-be-delivered-friday.ashx#axzz3BiIGg8TU

Headline: Ali defends Hezbollah’s role in Syria blames Lebanon dissociation policy for Arsal violence

Headline: Syria ready to help Lebanon fight jihadists: envoy

Syrian Ambassador Ali Abdul Karim Ali defended Hezbollah’s role in Syria and blamed the violence caused by the jihadists in the border town of Arsal earlier this month on the country’s dissociation policy and its alleged compliance with regional and international pressure. Ali told al-Akhbar newspaper in a report published on Thursday that the militants, who overran the northeastern border town of Arsal earlier this month, can only be confronted through “the respect of facts on the ground rather than accusing Hezbollah’s role in Syria of being the reason behind it.” Ali accused the Lebanese authorities of turning a blind eye to the infiltration of Syria-based gunmen from illegal border crossings and of releasing suspects who have admitted to carrying out terrorist activities in Syria and Lebanon. March 14 alliance officials have said the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group’s involvement in Syria’s is behind the attacks by the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front fighters in Arsal. Tens of thousands of Hezbollah fighters are actively trying to save the regime of Syrian president Bashar al Assad despite the Baabda accord which calls for distancing Lebanon from the Syrian conflict. Nearly 200,000 have been killed in Syria since the uprising started in March 2011.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://yalibnan.com/2014/08/28/ali-defends-hezbollahs-role-syria-blames-lebanon-dissociation-policy-arsal-violence/

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-28/268772-syria-ready-to-help-lebanon-fight-jihadists-envoy.ashx#axzz3BiIGg8TU

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Headline: Sinai group says it beheaded 4 Egyptian ‘Mossad agents’

A Sinai-based militant group said on Thursday it had beheaded four Egyptians, accusing them of providing Israel with intelligence for an airstrike that killed three of its fighters. Four headless corpses were found in the Sinai Peninsula earlier this month, security sources said – the first time that any decapitations had been made public in Egypt. The men had been abducted by gunmen two days earlier while driving in the town of Sheikh Zuwaid, which is just a few kilometers (miles) from the Gaza Strip. In a video released on Twitter, Egypt’s most dangerous militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, said the four men had been spying for Israel’s Mossad spy agency. Armed men in black masks stood over the kneeling captives as one of the militants read out a statement. Minutes later, the four men had their heads cuts off. The filmed killings was reminiscent of images posted on the Internet by Islamic State, which has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, suggesting Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis might have been inspired by the group

comment***Once again, here we go:

Ansar Bait al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) pledges allegiance to ISIS emir Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

http://edinburgharabicinitiative.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/ansar-beit-al-maqdis-pledges-allegiance-to-isis-emir-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi/

Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4565208,00.html

Headline: Egypt’s Brotherhood, ’3rd Way’ call for Saturday rallies

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which ousted president Mohammed Morsi hails, and the revolutionary “Third Way” movement appeared to find common ground this week, with both calling for mass Saturday protests against “military rule.” The Brotherhood-led National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, Morsi’s main support bloc, called for protests on Saturday to mark the passage of one year since both groups staged demonstrations – albeit separately – in the wake of Morsi’s ouster by the military. The “Third Way,” a group of activists opposed to both the military and the Brotherhood, has also called for Saturday rallies to mark the first anniversary of its protests against “military rule.” The call for the rallies comes as the country’s Wasat Party announced on Thursday that it has withdrawn from the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy. “The priorities of the current phase in resisting despotism require working outside the framework of the Alliance by establishing an umbrella [group] that welcomes political forces across the spectrum without exclusion,” the party said in a statement. In a statement issued earlier this week, the pro-Morsi bloc called for “a revolutionary wave” and a “partial labor strike” on Saturday – in advance of an all-out strike to be held later – to denounce last year’s “military coup” against Morsi. The Third Way, for its part, has called for demonstrations to commemorate activists slain during last year’s clashes and reaffirm the group’s commitment to “continuing the struggle.” “The martyrs fell in order to open a new path, which does not recognize illegitimate military rule,” the group asserted.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypts-brotherhood-3rd-way-call-saturday-rallies-394961183

Damascus

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Syria Headline: France’s Hollande says Assad no ally in fight against Islamic State

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should get more Western support but ruled out seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an ally. Calling Assad an ally of the jihadists, he said: “There is no choice to be made between two barbarisms.” “A large alliance is needed, but let’s be clear. Assad is not a partner in the struggle against terrorism,” Hollande said in a speech to an annual conference of French ambassadors.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/uk-iraq-security-france-idUKKBN0GS0LX20140828

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Syria Headline: IS executes scores of Syrian troops in new atrocity

Islamic State jihadists boasted Thursday they had executed scores of Syrian troops following their weekend capture of a key air base, in the latest in a string of abuses that have shocked the world. News of the killings came as US President Barack Obama weighed air strikes on IS positions in Syria and edged closer to greenlighting a mission to aid Shiite Turkmen trapped in an Iraqi town by the jihadists. It also came as rival Islamist rebels led by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front seized 43 UN peacekeepers on the Golan Heights, part of a mission that has monitored an armistice between Syrian and Israeli troops on the strategic plateau for decades. IS posted grisly video footage on the Internet of scores of bodies heaped in the desert it said it had captured and executed following its seizure of Tabqa air base. The jihadists have repeatedly posted gruesome videos, which have appalled international opinion but have served as a propaganda tool to recruit volunteers and terrorise recruits in the armies of both Syria and neighbouring Iraq. Britain-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that IS had executed at least 160 soldiers, among some 500 who had made a desperate bid to escape to government-held territory after their defeat last Sunday.
Aug. 28, 2014

https://news.yahoo.com/executes-dozens-syria-troops-atrocity-005348501.html

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Syria Headline: YPG and Syrian army attack pro-IS neighbourhood in Hasakah

After one week of military operations were suspended, violence returned to the neighbourhood of Geweran in Hasakah city, in northeastern Syria, where the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) attacked strongholds of the Ahrar Geweran gunmen in the neighbourhood on Tuesday. Under the supervision of Arab and prominent Kurdish figures in Hasakah, an agreement on a ceasefire was reached between both conflicting groups following reports of mounting casualties among civilians. The tanks stationed at the joint checkpoint of the YPG and the Syrian regime forces shelled the neighbourhood of Geweran on Tuesday evening, accompanied by mortar fire, local activists in the city told ARA News. The sources added that missiles targeted the Grand Mosque in the neighbourhood and Ahmed Yassin Secondary School, as several mortars hit al-Hol market, resulting in several casualties among civilians. Residents of Geweran expressed their outrage, protesting against what they called a violation to the ceasefire’s agreement.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://aranews.net/2014/08/ypg-syrian-army-attack-pro-neighbourhood-hasakah/

Syria Headline:  Pro-Assad forces defeated by rebels in Aleppo, 20 killed

At least 20 members of the pro-regime military forces were killed on Wednesday during clashes with the armed opposition in the vicinity of the Handarat area in the Aleppo countryside, northern Syria. Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, civil rights activist Imad Hussein said that Handarat clashes came after the pro-regime forces attempted to raid the rebel-held area. “The main rebel group involved in Handarat clashes was Ansar ad-Din battalion, whose fighters were able to deter the pro-Assad military offensive on Wednesday,” Hussein reported. ” At least 20 pro-Assad soldiers were killed, while five rebel fighters were reported dead during the clashes.” Amid the clashes, the pro-regime military forces shelled the Handarat area with tanks, while the military helicopters dropped several explosive barrels on the rebels’ strongholds in the area, local sources told ARA News.  “Despite the intensive efforts by the pro-Assad army, they couldn’t regain control of Handarat.” In the same context, civil rights activist Ahmed Abdul Salam told ARA News in Aleppo that six civilians were wounded on Wednesday in the town of Tel Rifaat due to aerial bombardment by pro-regime warplanes on the town, north of Aleppo. Meanwhile, the pro-Assad warplanes targeted the city of Azaz in the countryside of Aleppo with missiles, while the pro-Assad helicopters dropped explosive barrels on al-Shaar neighbourhood in central Aleppo, resulting in the destruction of several residential buildings in the area.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://aranews.net/2014/08/pro-assad-forces-defeated-rebels-aleppo-20-killed/

Syria Headline: Syria Up To the Minute

https://www.facebook.com/syriahroe (Syrian Humans Rights Watch)

Syria Headline: Institute for the Study of War Syria Updates August 16-22, 2014

http://iswsyria.blogspot.com/2014/08/syria-update-august-16-22-2014.html

Iraq Headline: Iraqis say Israeli drone crashes near Baghdad airport

An Israeli drone reportedly crashed in Iraq Wednesday near Baghdad airport and was quickly recovered by US personnel on the ground, according to a story on the Lebanese-based Al-Mayadeen satellite news channel. Citing unnamed Iraqi sources, the TV station alleged that the US embassy in Iraq sent a team to gather up the drone’s remains. Iraqi police and security forces said they did not know why the unmanned aircraft came down. There was no confirmation of the report from any official sources. The incident came after Iran claimed it shot down a similar Hermes drone over the weekend as it approached the uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, some 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of the capital, Tehran.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iraqis-say-israeli-drone-crashes-near-baghdad-airport/

Iraq Headline: Militants burn three Iraq oil wells as Iraq’s Kurds attack

Retreating jihadists set three wells ablaze at a northern Iraq oil field Thursday as they battled Kurdish forces who launched a major attack nearby, officials said. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants set the wells on fire before deserting the Ain Zalah field, which was seized by militants along in early August, an official from the North Oil Company said. A colonel in the Kurdish peshmerga forces said they had launched a major attack that has seen the jihadists pushed back from several villages in the area of the oil field. ISIS-led militants launched a sweeping offensive in June that overran large areas of Iraq, and turned their sights on Kurdish forces in the north earlier this month, driving them back toward Arbil, the capital of their three-province autonomous region. That advance, during which the militants targeted minority groups and forced some 200,000 people to flee, sparked a campaign of U.S. air strikes which, combined with international shipments of arms and ammunition, have helped the Kurds claw back some ground. The militants reportedly rake in significant volumes of cash from the sale of oil from fields they control. They have made repeated attempts to seize the Baiji oil refinery, which once filled some 50 percent of Iraq’s demand for refined petroleum products.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/08/28/Militants-burn-three-Iraq-oil-wells-as-Iraq-s-Kurds-attack-.html

Iraq Headline: ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appoints Australian citizen as a military commander

On Thursday, according to a local source in Diyala province, the leader of the organization of the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appointed an Australian citizen from Sydney to the post of military commander of the organization in Jalula, northeast of Baquba, stressing that the Australian began his mission by beheading four detainees from the armed factions who refused to swear allegiance to al-Baghdadi. The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com that “the leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appointed the 40 year old Australian to the post of General military commander of the organization in Jalula (70 km north-east of Baquba) ; his name is Abu Yahya ash Shami.” The source, who asked not to be named, said: “The Australian was fighting in the front of Deir al-Zour before he arriving to Jalula,” pointing out that “the new commander beheaded four militants belonging to different factions which were detained a week ago because they refused to swear allegiance to al-Baghdadi.”
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.iraqinews.com/features/urgent-isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-appoints-australian-citizen-military-commander/

Iraq Headline: IS has released a new video feat- the beheading of a Peshmerga soldier, titled “Warning to the American-Kurd Alliance

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Iraq Headline: 50 Ansar al-Islam fighters pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) in Ninawa, Iraq

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Iraq Headline: Iraq Situation Report: August 26, 2014

http://iswiraq.blogspot.com/2014/08/iraq-situation-report-august-26-2014.html

Headline: Al Qaeda magazine hints of looming attack; urges bombing of Vegas, military targets

comment***On Sunday, 8-17-14, we gave you this news, which Fox News picked up today

 

A new English-language Al Qaeda magazine features a how-to article on making car bombs and suggests terror targets in the United States, including casinos in Las Vegas, oil tankers and military colleges, and implies that an attack is imminent. The online publication, called “Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem” and put out by the media arm of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, calls for Muslims around the world to follow “the recipe” provided to set off car bombs in crowded venues. It includes a timeline of “selected jihadi operations” that the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which first flagged the slickly-produced latest edition of the terror publication, finds chilling. “The timeline concludes with the date 201?’ and blank spaces and question marks for the photo and information of the next attack — implying that it is coming soon.” said MEMRI Executive Director Steve Stalinsky.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/27/al-qaeda-magazine-urges-terrorists-to-hit-vegas-military-academies-and-stores/

Headline: 400 Germans join ISIL in Syria, Iraq: Merkel

Headline: Sources say second American killed fighting with ISIS in Syria identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has estimated that at least 400 German citizens are fighting alongside the ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq. The ISIL has “about 20,000 fighters according to our estimates, 2,000 of them from Europe… of whom probably 400 are from Germany,” Merkel said on Wednesday. She added that her country will decide on Sunday about sending military aid to Kurdish forces fighting against the ISIL Takfiris in Iraq. “So we can’t just say it has nothing to do with us – we are implicated,” Merkel said.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/28/376818/400-germans-join-isil-in-syria-iraq/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/28/us-looking-into-report-2nd-american-killed-fighting-with-isis-in-syria/

Headline: European jihadists

The effect of the swelling influx is apparent as the Islamic State (IS), a brutal extremist group in Syria and Iraq that has attracted most foreign fighters, stakes a claim to a swathe of territory that is the size of Jordan and embraces a similar population—6m or so. Boastful combatants post well-scripted videos to attract their foreign peers, promising heaven for those who leave their lives of Western decadence to become “martyrs”. They tweet “selfies” holding the severed heads of their enemies after photos of the luxuries, such as Red Bull, an energy drink, that are available to the fighters. And they issue threats to the West while using emoticons—smiling faces, for instance, formed by punctuation marks—and internet acronyms such as LOL. Westerners are useful for other reasons, too. Hostages released from IS’s clutches say they were guarded by three English-speakers. Foreign jihadists can e-mail the families of hostages in their own language to ask for ransoms. Western fighters often seem to jump at the chance to take part in a fight or help build a new Islamic state. The Soufan Group, a New York-based intelligence outfit, reckons that by the end of May as many as 12,000 fighters from 81 nations had joined the fray, among them some 3,000 from the West (see chart). The number today is likely to be a lot higher. Since IS declared a caliphate on June 29th, recruitment has surged. Syria has drawn in fighters faster than in any past conflict, including the Afghan war in the 1980s or Iraq after the Americans invaded in 2003.

foreign fighters in Syria
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21614226-why-and-how-westerners-go-fight-syria-and-iraq-it-aint-half-hot-here-mum

Headline: ISIS’s Offensive in Syria Shows that U.S. Airstrikes Have Not Blunted Momentum

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told reporters that U.S. airstrikes “have stalled ISIL’s momentum” after two weeks of bombarding ISIS positions in Northern Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham has not stalled under U.S. pressure.  Rather, since the fall of Mosul and despite U.S. airstrikes, the insurgent army has continued a successful and spectacular offensive in Syria. Their gains nearly equal in scale the seizure of northern Iraq in June.  The insurgent army’s latest triumph is the capture of Assad’s Tabqa air base in Eastern Syria.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/isis%E2%80%99s-offensive-syria-shows-us-airstrikes-have-not-blunted-momentum

Headline: Experts: ISIS makes up to $3 million daily in oil sales

Militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are making an estimated $3 million a day by selling crude oil captured from Iraq and Syria in black markets, experts say. ISIS militants have seized a number of oilfields in Iraq and Syria over the past few months, and are now selling crude oil to finance their self-declared “caliphate.” Analysts suggest that oil from areas under ISIS control is being sold at less than half of its international prices. Iraqi oil industry officials estimate that ISIS raises more than $2 million a day form crude oil sails. But U.S. estimations suggest the militant group makes is cashing in about $3 million a day. It is believed that ISIS is selling crude oil at prices ranging from $25 per barrel to $60 per barrel, which amounts to almost half of the international crude oil price, averaged at $102 as of Wednesday. “They sell it for $30 a barrel because it’s a black market. It’s not pegged to international standards for oil prices, which are over $100 a barrel,” Theodore Karasik, director of research and consultancy at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, told ABC News. 
Aug. 28, 2014

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/analysis/2014/08/28/Experts-ISIS-makes-up-to-3-million-daily-in-oil-sales.html

Psalm 83

Listed below are the nations which will attack Israel from Ezekiel chapter 38 and their modern day names (see chart above). 

Gog is the leader of the Russian invasion of Israel.

Magog, Meshech, and Tubal comprise modern day Russia.

Persia is Iran, parts of northern Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Cush is Ethiopia and Sudan.

Put is Libya and will most likely include Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.

Gomer is Eastern Germany.

Beth Togarmah is Turkey and Armenia.

RussiaRussia

Headline: Over 1,000 Russian troops operating in Ukraine: NATO

Headline: Two columns of Russian tanks enter Ukraine as border guards retreat

Headline: Germany and US voice concern on Russian troops in Ukraine

Headline: Russia denies rumors of ‘invasion’ of Ukraine

Well over 1,000 Russian troops are operating inside Ukraine, marking a significant escalation of Moscow’s military involvement in the country, NATO said on Thursday. The alliance released satellite images it said showed Russian combat forces, armed with heavy weapons, engaged in military operations inside Ukrainian territory. “Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia’s military interference in Ukraine,” Dutch Brigadier-General Nico Tak, head of NATO’s crisis management centre, told reporters at NATO’s military headquarters near Mons, Belgium. “We assess well over 1,000 Russian troops are now operating inside Ukraine,” he said. “They are supporting separatists (and) fighting with them.”
Aug. 28, 2014

http://news.msn.com/world/over-1000-russian-troops-operating-in-ukraine-nato-military-officer

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/28/ukraine-rebel-leader-reportedly-admits-thousands-russians-fighting-with/?intcmp=latestnews

http://euobserver.com/foreign/125378

http://www.infowars.com/russia-denies-rumors-of-invasion-of-ukraine/

Headline: U.N. Security Council to hold emergency session on Ukraine

Headline: Ukraine: Troop movements will no longer be publicized after Russian attacks

The United Nations Security Council announced it will convene an emergency session on Thursday to discuss the situation in Ukraine. U.K. Ambassador to the U.N. Mark Lyall Grant said that Security Council members plan to ask Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin why Russian soldiers have entered Ukraine. An estimated 1,000 Russian soldiers have reportedly crossed Ukraine’s southern border to join Russian-backed separatists in their fight against Ukrainian forces. “Such actions taken by the Russian Federation are a gross violation of fundamental principles of international law and agreements reached at international meetings. These actions openly violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and undermine security across the entire region,” Lithuania’s foreign ministry wrote in its request that “the United Nations Security Council discuss this matter immediately.” Meanwhile, The Ukrainian government announced Thursday that “all information about the movements of the military forces of Ukraine will not be made public,” in response to an attack by Russian forces on Ukrainian troops after their military advance was publicly reported.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/08/28/UN-Security-Council-to-hold-emergency-session-on-Ukraine/7871409236843/?spt=sec&or=tn

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/08/28/Ukraine-Troop-movements-will-no-longer-be-publicized-after-Russian-attacks/5221409238807/?spt=sec&or=tn

Headline: Shelling kills 11 people in Ukraine’s Donetsk

Headline: Pro-Russians capture key coastal town in Ukraine

At least 11 people have been killed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk by the government troops’ shelling.Donetsk residents said on Thursday that ten people were killed in a cultural center fire due to a shell explosion and 22 others were injured. A worker of Ukraine’s DTEK energy holding was also killed in the shelling. The city’s regional hospital was badly damaged on late Wednesday. According to local residents, a day before the shelling, they saw a drone hovering over the area. Ukrainian aircraft have been flying over Donetsk since early Thursday and the residents expect new airstrikes today.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/28/376871/shelling-killed-11-ukraines-donetsk/

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/28/376885/prorussians-seize-key-town-in-ukraine/

IranIran

Headline: Iran speeds weapons deliveries to US ally in Iraq

Headline: Russia sees chance to lift Iran sanctions through international talks

U.S. officials are taking a wary view of the disclosure this week that Iran – one of four countries the United States accuses of supporting terrorism – has begun arming the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq, as the Kurds scramble to combat the threat posed by ISIS. ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, has seized large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, and recently came close to overrunning Erbil, the capital of the KRG in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region. It was the immediate threat to Erbil, where the U.S. has a number of diplomats stationed, that prompted President Obama to launch airstrikes against ISIS. While the Kurds are grateful for American intervention, they also say the central Iraqi government in Baghdad has starved them of cash and military hardware in this time of grave threat. “We asked for weapons and Iran was the first country to provide us with weapons and ammunition,” KRG President Massoud Barzani said during an appearance in Erbil on Tuesday with Iran’s foreign minister. The State Department said it could not confirm the weapons deliveries but indicated that Washington regards the development with apprehension. “I think we’ve expressed concerns in the past about the reports of Iranian flow of arms into Iraq,” spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday. “That would apply here as well.”
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/27/iran-speeds-weapons-deliveries-to-us-ally-in-iraq/

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/uk-iran-nuclear-russia-idUKKBN0GS0DQ20140828

AfghanistanAfghanistan

Headline: War News for Thursday, August 28, 2014

Reported security incidents
#1: Suspected militants on Thursday opened fire on three tankers in Balochistan’s Mastung district, police said. Amir Hamza, a police official told Dawn that four gunmen on two motorcycles opened fire at the tankers carrying fuel for Nato troops deployed in Afghanistan near Mastung bazaar. He said one tanker caught fire, whereas drivers of the other two tankers sped away.

#2: Two security personnel were injured on Thursday in a bomb blast near the Pak Afghan border in Mohmand Agency. According to official sources, the security forces’ vehicle was targeted with a remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the Elbow Kandaow area of Mohmand Agency.

#3: Units of Afghan security forces have killed 21 Taliban militants in Chardara and Khanabad district in the northern Kunduz province, 250 km north of Kabul, over the past two days, provincial police chief Mustafa Mohseni said Thursday.

#4: Thirty-five armed Taliban including eight Pakistani insurgents were killed in a military operation in Urozgan province. The operation continued since three days in Shaheed Hasas district, eight other insurgents were also wounded.

#5: Armed Taliban shot dead head of Ulema council of Nangarhar province.

#6: The ANA forces conducted separate operations in vicinities of Maidan-Wardak, Helmand, Kandahar and  Paktia provinces, killed 11 insurgents. Likewise, three ANA forces were martyred in explosion of a roadside mine and two others killed in a clash by insurgents in the operations.

#7: Six armed Taliban militants were killed in recent clashes in Ghazni province last night. The clashes occurred in suburb of Ghazni city, two other insurgents were also wounded.

#8: At least three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were martyred following improvised explosive device (IED) explosion.

#9: Unknown gunmen assassinated the municipal court chief for western Farah province of Afghanistan on Wednesday.

http://warnewstoday.blogspot.com/

EthiopiaEthiopia

Headline:   Ethiopia: Become a major force for peace and stability in the Horn Of Africa

 

comment***This is interesting, as Ethiopia is NOT a member of the Arab League but it IS listed as part of Cush in the Ezekiel War

 

Regional safety and security cooperation issues.  The Ethiopian minister of Foreign affairs Tedros Adhanom met with Ambassador Saleh Sahboun, of the  Arab League  to Ethiopia and the Arab League’s Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) and UNECA . The mojor diplomatic discussions centered on elevating relations between Ethiopia and the League of Arab States to new level, building on past achievements and expediting the practical cooperation based on win-win outcomes and common benefits between the League and Ethiopia. The Ethiopian minister of Foreign affairs Tedros welcomed Ambassador Saleh, and noted the friendship and historic ties existing between Ethiopia and the Arab world. He underlined the importance of seizing the present developmental opportunities created in Ethiopia in order to raise relations to a new height for the benefit of all. Ambassador Saleh Sahboun delivered a message from Dr. Nabil Elaraby, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, to Dr. Tedros Adhanom, referring to intensifying the existing cooperative partnership for mutual advancement and common prosperity. The Ethiopian minister of Foreign affairs said the League of Arab States was committed to cooperate with Ethiopia with the view to build a better tomorrow. He also appreciated IGAD’s role as an advocate for lasting peace and prosperity in the region.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.geeskaafrika.com/ethiopia-become-a-major-force-for-peace-and-stability-in-the-horn-of-africa/5199/

SudanSudan

Headline: South Sudan Rebels Explain Refusal to Sign Cease-fire Agreement

A South Sudanese rebel official said there can be no lasting peace in the country as long as President Salva Kiir is at the helm of government. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, former South Sudanese ambassador to the United States, said Kiir is a symbol of disunity that does not enjoy the support of majority of South Sudanese. There were reports Monday that the warring parties had signed a cessation of hostilities agreement, but in a statement issued Thursday the rebels said they were not part of the negotiations and that their leader, former Vice President Riek Machar, did not sign the agreement. Gatkuoth said mediators of the regional group Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) presented a blank document to Machar to sign, but he refused to do so without the text.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.voanews.com/content/south-sudan-rebel-official-explains-why-they-did-not-sign-recent-agreement/2430654.html

LibyaLibya

 

 

Headline: South Sudan Rebels Explain Refusal to Sign Cease-fire Agreement

A South Sudanese rebel official said there can be no lasting peace in the country as long as President Salva Kiir is at the helm of government. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, former South Sudanese ambassador to the United States, said Kiir is a symbol of disunity that does not enjoy the support of majority of South Sudanese. There were reports Monday that the warring parties had signed a cessation of hostilities agreement, but in a statement issued Thursday the rebels said they were not part of the negotiations and that their leader, former Vice President Riek Machar, did not sign the agreement. Gatkuoth said mediators of the regional group Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) presented a blank document to Machar to sign, but he refused to do so without the text.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.voanews.com/content/south-sudan-rebel-official-explains-why-they-did-not-sign-recent-agreement/2430654.html

TurkeyTurkey

Headline: Turkey’s Erdogan is inaugurated as president

Headline: Turkish police fire teargas at protesters after Erdogan sworn in

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country’s first public vote for head of state. Mr Erdogan, who served three terms as PM, has vowed to give more power to the previously ceremonial post. Critics of Mr Erdogan say the move will make him more authoritarian. Opposition MPs walked out of the ceremony. Outgoing Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is set to be PM after being elected head of the governing AK Party. Mr Erdogan promised in his presidential oath to protect Turkey’s independence and integrity, to honour the constitution and adhere to the principles of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Meanwhile, urkish police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to march in protest at Tayyip Erdogan’s swearing in as Turkey’s president on Thursday. Around 200 protesters gathered in the tourist district of Taksim, chanting slogans against Erdogan and carrying banners saying “Presidency cannot wash away corruption or theft”, local media reported.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28961495

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-28/268868-turkish-police-fire-teargas-at-protesters-after-erdogan-sworn-in.ashx#axzz3BiIGg8TU

Headline: Turkish guards capture woman wearing explosive belt at Syrian border

On Wednesday, Turkish border guards neutralized an explosive belt a woman was carrying in attempt to enter the Syrian territory near the town of Ras al-Ain (Sere Kaniye) in al-Hasakah province, in northeastern Syria. The woman was reportedly seeking to carry out an operation against the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) inside the Syrian city of Sere Kaniye. According to the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman, the woman was trying to enter the Syrian territory through Jaylan Pinar crossing at the Syrian-Turkish border-line, when the Turkish border guards discovered the explosive belt which the woman was wrapping around her waist “to carry out an operation against the YPG fighters in Sere Kaniye city”. The identity of the woman was not disclosed. The Syrian authorities repeatedly accused Turkey of hosting Islamists and facilitating their entry into Syria to join the three-year conflict and fight the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://aranews.net/2014/08/turkish-guards-capture-woman-wearing-explosive-belt-syrian-border/

ArmeniaArmenia

Headline:  

turkey armenia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headline:   Opposition Criticizes Armenian Attendence at Erdogan’s Inauguration

comment***No surprise for us, as it was for everyone else: Turkey and Armenia are Beth Togarmah in the Ezekiel War

 

http://armenpress.am/eng/news/774048/turkish-pms-office-does-not-exclude-possibility-of-holding-meetings-with-armeni%E2%80%99s-fm.html

http://asbarez.com/126458/opposition-criticizes-armenian-attendence-at-erdogan%E2%80%99s-inauguration/

nation against nationCooltextprophecysignLuke 21:9 and Matthew 24:7 speak of nation against nation and kingdom against kingdom in the end times. Revelation 6:3-4 speaks of the fiery red horse given power to make men slay one another and Revelation 6:8 speaks again of this red horse in conjunction with the pale horse of Death and Hades, as the one that has the power to kill by sword.  Luke 21:9: wars & commotions; the Greek word here is Akatastasia, meaning instability, a state of disorder, disturbance, confusion (revolutions)   Matthew 24:7: the Greek word for nation is Ethnos & refers to various ethnic groups fighting among themselves, where the next sentence in the verse refers to kingdoms (basileiva) fighting one another (not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom)

Headline: Houthis hold fresh anti-government demo in Sana’a Yemen

Headline: Yemeni police kill pro-secession protester in Aden

Headline: Yemen’s President Blames Iran for Inciting Conflict

Supporters of Yemen’s Shia Houthi movement have held a massive protest rally in the capital, Sana’a, calling on the country’s transitional government to relinquish power. Tens of thousands of Houthis and their supporters defied an earlier warning by the government to disperse and took to the streets in Sana’a on Thursday, calling on the transitional administration to quit power. The outraged participants accused the government of corruption and marginalizing the country’s Shia Muslim community. The protesters also threatened that they would intensify their pressure should Sana’a refuses to meet their demands, chanting, “We will not back away. Our people will step up the pressure.” The demonstrators also held a sit-in near the country’s main airport amid the latest wave of anti-government protests. The large gathering was held a day after Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi warned Houthi anti-government protesters, saying that the United States and its allies oppose the group’s show of force.
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/28/376893/houthis-stage-fresh-protest-in-sanaa/

http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/yemeni-police-kill-pro-secession-protester-aden

http://www.voanews.com/content/yemen-fighting-raises-cocern/2431178.html

star222222333333_thumb2.jpgCooltextprophecysignEconomic collapse Revelation 6:5-6 & James 5:1-3- Worldwide “ When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” (Revelation) “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days.” (James)

Headline: Two experts warn correction could total 60%

Markets could soon face a fall of up to 60 percent, two experts told CNBC on Wednesday. A jolt to international confidence in central banks will lead to a 30 to 60 percent market decline, David Tice, president of Tice Capital and founder of the Prudent Bear Fund, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” When this happens, he said, markets will face a “period of extreme turmoil.” This crash will be precipitated, he said, by a disillusionment with the Federal Reserve’s “confidence game,” which will then see inflation rise, and the Fed scramble to raise rates. At that point, Tice added, “the Fed starts to lose control.” Another market watcher also called for an impending fall. The Fed’s low interest rates could bring a “scary” 50-60 percent market correction, said technical analyst Abigail Doolittle. “Unfortunately, I think it could come on a crash similar to what happened in 2007,” Doolittle, the founder of Peak Theories Research, said on “Squawk Box” a day after the S&P 500 closed above the 2,000 level for the first time ever. “It’s tough to know what the exact catalyst will be. But that’s the very nature of that kind of selloff. They start slowly and then happen very suddenly.”
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101950613

Headline: Petro-dollar era is officially over as Gazprom begins sales in Yuan and Rouble

comment***See again what I wrote yesterday about the Dinar- this all ties together (2nd link)

 

Aug. 27 will officially go down as a red letter day in the history of reserve currencies and dollar hegemony in how oil and gas are purchased throughout the world. In a new announcement from the Russian business media source, Kommersant, Gazprom has conducted the first sale of oil in a currency other than the dollar, and will henceforth open their purchase window to accept both Roubles and Yuan for the exchange of oil and gas products. Beginning today with an 80000 ton oil shipment from their Arctic fields, Gazprom Neft agreed to new terms on the sale and transfer of oil through the Eastern Siberian-Pacific Ocean pipeline (ESPO) to China, and facilitating the future sale of oil and gas to both Europe and China through a currency other than the dollar. And although this is not the first real transaction for oil done outside the petro-dollar, as this occurred covertly by Iran for gold during the days of economic sanctions, it is the first official global offering by a major oil producer and will likely bring an end to the solitary system of nations being forced to buy dollars first before buying oil from producers such as OPEC and Russia.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.examiner.com/article/petro-dollar-era-is-officially-over-as-gazprom-begins-sales-yuan-and-rouble

http://endtimesresearchministry.com/more-information-coming-into-focus-babylon-isis-and-the-iraqi-dinar-august-27-2014/ 

Ebola-virus-pink-jpgCooltextprophecysignPestilence & Plagues Luke 21:11 & Revelation 6:8 “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” (Luke) “So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death (Thanatos in Greek meaning the death of the body whether natural or violent), and by the beasts of the earth” (Revelation)

Headline: WHO: Over 20,000 could be infected with Ebola

Headline: World ‘has never seen an outbreak of Ebola like this’

Headline: Liberia troops fire on protesters as West Africa’s Ebola toll hits 1,350

Headline: Nigeria reports two new cases of Ebola

More than 20,000 people could be infected by the current outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organisation said. They said the actual number of cases in four West African nations could already be two to four times higher than the reported 3,069, as they issued a strategic plan to combat the outbreak. They said: “The actual number of cases may be 2-4 fold higher than that currently reported.” They added that their road map “acknowledges that the aggregate case load of Ebola Virus Disease could exceed 20,000 over the course of this emergency.” They said: “Response activities must be adapted in areas of very intense transmission and particular attention must be given to stopping transmission in capital cities and major ports, thereby facilitating the larger response and relief effort.”
Aug. 28, 2014

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-08-28/who-ebola-outbreak-could-top-20-000/

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-08-28/world-has-never-seen-an-outbreak-of-ebola-like-this/#

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/27/us-health-ebola-liberia-protests-idUSKBN0GR12X20140827

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/uncontainable-nigeria-reports-two-new-cases-of-ebola/

Headline: Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana St. John Parish water system, state health agency reports

The water system in Reserve, Garyville and Mount Airy has tested positive for a potentially deadly brain-eating bacteria, the state Department of Health and Hospitals said Wednesday. Officials say the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in samples taken from St. John the Baptist Parish’s Water District No. 1, which serves 12,577 people in those east bank communities. There are no known cases of illness from the bacteria. But officials warned residents to take precautions against getting water in their nasal passages, which is how the amoeba can move to the brain. “Families can take simple steps to protect themselves from exposure to this amoeba, the most important being to avoid allowing water to go up your nose while bathing or swimming in a pool,” state health officer Jimmy Guidry. “It is important to remember that the water is safe to drink; the amoeba cannot infect an individual through the stomach.” The St. John public school system has ordered water fountains turned off at all schools and was taping them up, school system spokeswoman Jennifer Boquet said.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/08/naegleria_fowleri_amoeba_found.html

Headline:  HealthMap

Global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The freely available Web site ‘healthmap.org’ and mobile app ‘Outbreaks Near Me’ deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including libraries, local health departments, governments, and international travelers.

http://healthmap.org/formobile/

no_christians_image CooltextprophecysignPersecutionMatthew 24:9 & Revelation 6:9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” (Matthew) “When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.” (Revelation)

Headline:   Chinese pastor faces decade in prison for resisting church crackdown

A Chinese pastor faces up to 10 years in prison for “gathering to assault a state organ”, having condemned state officials attempting to remove his church’s cross. Huang Yizi, 40, was arrested by police from his home in Wenzhou on August 2, the Telegraph reports. His arrest is thought to be in connection with arranging a protest against the removal of the cross from Salvation church, Wenzhou. It follows a crackdown on a number of churches in Zhejiang province in eastern China. There were several threats to remove the church’s cross throughout July, and on 21 July 1,000 church members formed a human shield around the building. About 50 church members were injured in a clash with police, who beat back the protestors with electric batons. Despite their attempts, the cross was eventually removed by state police on August 14. Since January, state officials have removed crosses from at least 229 churches. Some churches have been entirely demolished, and the government has issued demolition notices to more than 100 churches. Pastor Huang had criticised the demolitions on a blog, saying they were an example of “severe persecution” and an “insult” to China’s Christians. In an interview with the South China Morning Post before his detention, Huang said he was prepared to face jail for his faith.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/chinese.pastor.faces.decade.in.prison.for.resisting.church.crackdown/39974.htm

666increase in knowledgeCooltextprophecysignIncrease in Knowledge/Mark of the Beast Daniel 12:4 and Revelation 13:16-17 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” (Daniel) “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation)

Headline:     Mouse memories ‘flipped’ from fearful to cheerful

By artificially activating circuits in the brain, scientists have turned negative memories into positive ones. They gave mice bad memories of a place, then made them good – or vice versa – without ever returning to that place. Neurons storing the “place” memory were re-activated in a different emotional context, modifying the association. Applying this technique to traumatic human memories appears unlikely, but the work sheds new light on precisely how emotional memories form and change. The research is published in the journal Nature. “Emotion is intimately associated with memories of past events and episodes, and yet the ‘valence’ – the emotional value of the memories – is malleable,” said the study’s senior author Prof Susumu Tonegawa, from the Riken-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics in Massachusetts, US. He offered examples of a mugging, or a blissful holiday, which might make you fearful of a particular street, or fond of a beach.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28950532

Luke 21-25CooltextprophecysignMatthew 24:7 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.” Luke21:25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring”

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Headline: What’s erupting? List & map of currently active volcanoes

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erupting_volcanoes.html

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Gaza “Victory” Celebration on Temple Mount

PA official justifies shooting civilians: “There are no innocent Israelis”

While The Middle East Burns, Obama Chooses to Lie to the American People

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Cooltextprophecysign“Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge entered its 51st day on Wednesday

Headline: Israel ‘To Ease Gaza Blockade’ In New Ceasefire

Headline: Poll finds huge fall in Netanyahu’s approval rating

Palestinian and Israeli leaders have agreed an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to end the seven-week-old conflict in the Gaza Strip, officials say. Gaza’s rulers Hamas declared victory and there was celebratory gunfire in the Palestinian territory after the long-term truce came into effect. Sirens warning of rocket attacks continued to sound in southern Israel after the ceasefire was due to begin. The deal is aimed at halting the fighting which has resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 people since July 8. But the terms of the deal fell far short of the militant group’s demand that Israel and Egypt open Gaza’s borders. An Israeli official confirmed his country would ease its blockade of Gaza to allow humanitarian and construction materials to enter the Palestinian territory. He said indirect talks on more complex issues would begin in the Egyptian capital Cairo within a month. Issues were expected to include a demand by Hamas for an end to the blockade, a call to build an airport and seaport there, and Israel’s demand for the group to disarm.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://news.sky.com/story/1324992/israel-to-ease-gaza-blockade-in-new-ceasefire

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Poll-finds-huge-fall-in-PMs-approval-rating-372293

Headline:18:12- Hamas leader Haniyeh Victory ‘paving the way to J’lem’

In his Gaza address, former prime minister Ismail Haniyeh says (somewhat incomprehensibly) that the operation began with rockets targeting Haifa and ended with a rocket targeting Haifa. “Gaza is victorious, and is paving the way to Jerusalem,” he says, according to Channel 2.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.timesofisrael.com/day-51-truce-takes-hold-hamas-hails-victory-after-2-israelis-killed-in-mortar-attack/

Headline:Hamas Official: We’ll Build Our Seaport without Permission

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahar declared on Tuesday that the group would build a seaport and airport in Gaza, even without permission. Al-Zahar hinted that any construction materials brought into Gaza for the purpose of its reconstruction will also be used for the construction of the seaport and airport. “We will build our airport and our seaports and we will not ask for anyone’s permission, and whoever will attack our ports and our airport we will attack their own ports and will once again attack again their airport,” he said. Al-Zahar, who spoke hours after a new long-term ceasefire in Gaza was announced, claimed that during the last round of fighting Hamas was able to topple Israel’s national security strategy by proving that Hamas is has the power to deter and not Israel. He also called to reconstruct the Gaza war in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem and by this to prepare for “the liberation of Palestine”.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184460#.U_3baWNWV8E

Headline:15:40- Gov’t must disclose truce details — Diskin

Headline:16:22- Liberman denounces ceasefire with Hamas

Headline:Israeli Leaders in South Skeptical of Gaza Cease-Fire: ‘I Have Lost Total Confidence’

The Israeli government must disclose the details of the truce it reached yesterday with the Gaza Strip, says former Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin. In a post on his official Facebook page, Diskin says that “with 70 Israelis and over 2,100 Palestinians killed, over 50 days of fighting and without the security cabinet discussing the agreement and approving it, the Israeli public has a right to receive an explanation about the details of the agreement or understandings.” He adds that “it is the duty of the political echelon to provide” such an explanation.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.timesofisrael.com/day-51-truce-takes-hold-hamas-hails-victory-after-2-israelis-killed-in-mortar-attack/

http://www.timesofisrael.com/day-51-truce-takes-hold-hamas-hails-victory-after-2-israelis-killed-in-mortar-attack/

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/08/27/israeli-leaders-in-south-skeptical-of-gaza-cease-fire-i-have-lost-total-confidence/

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Headline: IDF Fires at Syria after Officer is Wounded in Golan

Pitched battles between Syrian president Bashar Assad’s forces and rebels, in the area of Quneitra, spilled over into Israel Wednesday morning. Two mortar shells exploded in the Israeli Golan Heights (link 3 says 6). They caused no casualties but damaged some vehicles. Shortly afterwards, an IDF officer was light-to-moderately wounded by what is believed to be stray gunfire from the battle in Quneitra. IDF artillery fired at a Syrian military position in retaliation for the attacks. Around 3 p.m. it was reported that opposition forces managed to take control of Al Rawabi, a village in Syria located in close proximity to the Quneitra Crossing to Israel. The fierce fighting between the Syrian army and opposition forces was continuing at full force, reports Yedioth Aharonoth. The exact identity of the rebels fighting near Quneitra remains unclear. Observers surmise they either belong to the Free Syrian Army or the Islamic Front, and it is not the first time they have tried to take control of the area. Syrian opposition groups themselves later announced the “liberation” of the Quneitra border crossing with Israel. In a document uploaded to Twitter, the rebel groups added that after a series of battles, they managed to take control of the al-Rawabi checkpoint, also near the border. The document, signed by the Southern Front of the Quneitra Military Council, also names the groups involved in the fighting. The groups, including the Al-Nusra Front, were said to have joined forces, at least temporarily, in order to conquer the crossing
Aug. 27, 2014

comment***According the link #3, they are Islamists and it states: al-Qaeda linked rebel group took control of the only crossing between Israel and Syria- Quneitra. This would be ISIS/Al Nusra.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.612717#

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184474#.U_3YJmNWV8E

http://www.timesofisrael.com/mortars-from-syria-strike-golan-as-fighting-nears-border/

Headline:IDF orders farmers, civilians to vacate Syria border area amid fierce Quneitra crossing battles

The IDF instructed farmers and civilians on Wednesday to stay away from the border with Syria on the Golan Heights. The Quneitra crossing is the last area of the border that remains in the control of Assad’s forces, and rebels, many believed to be Islamists, have been trying to wrest control of the strategic area from the Syrian military forces for months
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/IDF-orders-farmers-civilians-to-vacate-Syria-border-area-amid-fierce-Quneitra-crossing-battles-372474

Headline: Amidror: Israel’s red line with Syria is the border, and if anyone crosses it they should be killed

Former National Security Council head says if Nusra Front takes control of Golan Heights, threats of radical Islam will not stop on frontiers of Israel, but spread out to Western countries.With the Nusra Front, al-Qaida’s Syria wing, now reportedly in control of the Quneitra crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights, Israel must be very clear about its red lines, former National Security Council head Ya’akov Amidror said Wednesday.“As in the previous battles between the Assad regime and the rebels, we are not in position to determine the fight or the processes in Syria,” Amidror said in a conference call organized by The Israel Project.But, he added, “We should be very clear about our red lines: no one will cross the border, and if someone will try, we will kill him.”
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Amidror-Israels-red-line-with-Syria-is-the-border-and-if-anyone-crosses-it-they-should-be-killed-372521

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Headline: Hezbollah praises Gaza resistance role in truce

Headline: Gaza Belt Leaders See Ceasefire as Surrender

The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has praised the role of the Palestinian resistance in reaching a truce deal with the Israeli regime. On Tuesday, the movement issued a statement, saying the will, steadfastness, and persistence of the resistance brought about the Palestinians’ victory against the Israelis. The Egyptian-brokered deal would not have been achieved without the resistance and that Palestinians’ victory would lead up to more triumphs, the statement read. The Lebanese movement also voiced congratulations to Gazans and extolled efforts to reach a consensus on the terms of the ceasefire.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/27/376698/hezbollah-praises-gaza-resistance-role/

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184469#.U_3a-mNWV8E

Headline: Celebratory gunfire kills Palestinian in south Lebanon

A Palestinian man was killed by stray bullet after celebrations broke out in refugee camps across Lebanon over a long-term truce that ended 50 days of fighting in Gaza, security sources told The Daily Star. The accidental death of Omar Mohammad, 32, Tuesday night stirred tensions in the sprawling Ain al-Hilweh, the largest of the 12 Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, as the family of the victim started shooting guns in the air in reprisals.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-27/268638-celebratory-gunfire-kills-palestinian-in-south-lebanon.ashx#axzz3Bbd2YXaf

Headline:Syria warplanes bomb Lebanon border region

Headline:Arsal denies militants’ return; soldiers’ lives in the balance

Syrian warplanes launched airstrikes Wednesday on a remote border Lebanese area, targeting militant hideouts, a Lebanese security source told The Daily Star. Around 12:30 p.m., Syrian jets dropped a number of rockets on Al-Rahwe, located on the outskirts of the northeastern region of Arsal, the source said. No casualties were reported. The same jets also struck a border Syrian area, facing Al-Rahwe, with a number of rockets. Al-Rahwe is known for being a rugged route used by gunmen to smuggle fighters and weapons between Lebanon and Syria. Supported by Syrian air power, Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters have been battling rebel groups, including the Nusra Front, in the Qalamoun, a mountainous region bordering Lebanon.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-27/268663-syria-warplanes-bomb-lebanon-border-region.ashx#axzz3Bbd2YXaf

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-28/268618-arsal-denies-militants-return-soldiers-lives-in-the-balance.ashx#axzz3Bbd2YXaf

Headline:UN Interim Force in Lebanon’s mandate extended

The U.N. Security Council extended the mandate of the Interim Force in Lebanon for an additional year in a decision issued Tuesday evening. Resolution 2172 was unanimously adopted to extend the mandate of the peacekeeping force until Aug. 31, 2015, with no major changes in deployment. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the presence of the mission remained necessary for peace and stability in south Lebanon, citing recent incidents of rockets fired from south Lebanon toward Israel and of retaliation by the Israeli army across the Blue Line.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-27/268666-un-interim-force-in-lebanons-mandate-extended.ashx#axzz3Bbd2YXaf

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Headline: Saudi Arabia busts cell of ISIS recruiters

The Saudi interior ministry said Tuesday it detained eight individuals for trying to recruit youth into “extremist groups abroad.” Al Arabiya News channel that the recruits were for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “Security authorities conducted on Monday an operation that led to the arrest of eight citizens who were involved in recruiting youth to join extremist groups abroad,” an interior ministry statement carried by the country’s Saudi Press Agency said.
Aug. 26, 2014

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/08/26/Saudi-Interior-Ministry-to-announce-arrest-of-a-cell-of-inciters-.html

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Headline:US holds Egypt, UAE responsible for Libyan airstrikes

Both the United States Pentagon and State Department said on Tuesday that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates are behind recent foreign attacks in Libya that left civilians dead. Earlier this month foreign planes bombed Libya; the Misrata forces, an alliance of Islamist militants, blamed Egypt and UAE. Admiral John Kirby said that the US is certain that there were airstrikes undertaken in recent days by the UAE and Egypt inside Libya “in some fashion”. His country gained this information following a second strike, he said. He added that the US objects to dealing with militants in this way as it does not want “more violence on top of violence that’s already existing inside Libya.” Spokesperson for the US State Department Jen Psaki also acknowledged that the US “understands” Egypt and UAE are behind the attacks, yet denied that her country had had any recent talks with either of them about the incident. She later said on Twitter: “Comment today on Libya intended to refer to countries reportedly involved, not speak for them.” On Tuesday, the Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdel Aziz said that reports of Egyptian military involvement in Libya are “untruthful rumours”, state-run Al-Ahram reported.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/08/27/us-holds-egypt-uae-responsible-libyan-airstrikes/

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Syria Iraq ISIS- the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (the Levant) ISIS=ISIL=IS

***At picture is worth a 1,000 Words- this is the latest map on IS control found on an IS site

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Syria Headline: ****Two days ago we showed you that ISIS had seized Tabqa Air Base in Syria (link below); Tabqa is in the Raqqa province; last night various ISIS sites showed that militants are engaged in a new battle for Deir Ezzor Hamdan Military airbase. We will keep you updated as main stream news catches up.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/isis-fighters-seize-syrias-tabqa-air-base-syrian-regime-n188171

Syria Headline: Syrian war jets bomb ISIS targets in Deir Ezzor

Syrian war planes carried out a series of air raids Tuesday on positions held by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in eastern Deir Ezzor province, state media said. “Syrian army forces targeted headquarters and warehouses storing weapons and ammunition belonging to the terrorist group known as ISIS… destroying them completely,” Syria’s state news agency SANA reported.
Aug. 26, 2014

http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/syrian-war-jets-bomb-isis-targets-deir-ezzor

Syria Headline: Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base: social media

Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on social media by supporters showed on Wednesday. Islamic State, an offshoot of al Qaeda, stormed Tabqa air base near Raqqa city on Sunday after days of fighting with the army that cost more than 500 lives, according to monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Tabqa was the army’s last foothold in an area otherwise controlled by the militants, who have seized large areas of Syria and Iraq. The United States has carried out air strikes on the group in Iraq and is considering its options in Syria.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://news.yahoo.com/islamic-state-executes-soldiers-takes-hostages-syria-social-075138253.html

Syria Headline:Alawites prepare as IS, Jabhat al-Nusra close in on regime areas

Supporters of Syrian President Assad long dismissed the threat from the Islamic State, but that threat has become real as jihadists move into the Homs countryside, approaching Alawite and Christian areas. The concerns over IS can be clearly detected by simply asking a taxi driver in the city about the situation. “We were reassured that IS will not get near our areas, but it is closing in on the Alawite town of Furqlus in the eastern countryside of Homs,” the taxi driver in Tartous told Al-Monitor. “Other fighters have been advancing in areas surrounding Hama, and the claims by some people that IS is secretly collaborating with the regime’s forces appear to be an illusion. Hundreds of Alawite soldiers have been killed in Raqqa’s countryside and at the Al-Shaer gas field in eastern Homs.” To the east of Tartous, in the western countryside of Homs, residents in some Alawite villages are getting ready for an anticipated battle with IS. There have been rumors circulating among residents that armed factions controlling the Houla Plain and the eastern countryside of Homs are on the verge of joining the ranks of IS. A resident of one of these towns, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Al-Monitor: “Many young men from the Houla Plain may join the ranks of IS, which will make the organization more powerful, organized and maybe more heavily armed if it manages to expand toward the northern countryside of Homs.” “The tacit agreement between IS and the regime collapsed. People in Houla hold a grudge against us, as they accused the National Defense Forces [NDF] in our region of being responsible for the Houla massacre in May 2012,” he said. As IS and Jabhat al-Nusra move closer to Alawite areas, Alawite residents prepare for what many here see as an existential fight.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/syria-jihadist-threat-homs.html

Syria Headline: Syria Up To the Minute

https://www.facebook.com/syriahroe (Syrian Humans Rights Watch)

Syria Headline: Institute for the Study of War Syria Updates August 16-22, 2014

http://iswsyria.blogspot.com/

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Iraq Headline: Iraq forces mass to break siege of Turkmen town

Iraq was massing forces Wednesday for an operation to break a two-month jihadist siege of the Shiite Turkmen town of Amerli (in the Salaheddin (Salah al-Din) province), amid growing fears for residents short of food and water. The imminent counter-offensive comes amid reports that U.S. President Barack Obama is weighing a decision to authorize airstrikes and aid drops in the area to assist around 12,000 residents trapped in the northern town. According to a civilian volunteer commander, thousands of Shiite militiamen from groups including Asaib Ahl al-Haq and the Badr Organization are gathering in the Tuz Khurmatu area of Salaheddin province, just north of Amerli, in preparation for a battle to break the siege. And an army Lt. Gen. said that security forces were mobilizing in the Jabal Hamreen area, south of Amerli, to launch an attack from the southern flank.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-27/268675-iraq-forces-mass-to-break-siege-of-turkmen-town.ashx#axzz3Bbd2YXaf

Iraq Headline: Iraqi Government: We Can’t Free Sunni Areas from IS Militants

Iraq Headline: Kurdish PM Wants Baghdad to Guarantee Demands

The Shiite National Alliance has refused a request made by Iraqi political parties regarding the freeing of Sunni populated areas currently controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants.
After a number of Sunni populated cities in Iraq fell to the Islamic State, including Mosul, the second biggest city of Iraq, primarily Sunni Iraqi political parties put a pre-condition to the new government of Iraq insuring the liberation of captured Sunni areas. However, the Shiite National Coalition that includes Shiite political parties, as well as the new PM of the Iraqi federal government, have refused to make such promise. The head of the Islamic Dawa Party Ali Alaq rejected the rumors saying that there have been efforts to free those areas without the help of government official security forces and said: “the general plan of the new government of Iraq that Haidar Abadi leads is to gather weapons only in the hands of the government.”

comment***You can see why Iran pushed Abadi taking over- he’s Shiite.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://basnews.com/en/News/Details/Iraqi-Government–We-Can-t-Free-Sunni-Areas-from-IS-Militants/32066

http://basnews.com/en/News/Details/Kurdish-PM-Wants-Baghdad-to-Guarantee-Demands/32041

Iraq Headline: Institute for the Study of War Iraq Situation Report August 26, 2014

http://www.understandingwar.org/sites/default/files/2014-08-26%20Situation%20Report.pdf

Headline: US reportedly recruiting allies to support expanded airstrikes, Syrian opposition

Headline: 1:27- The U.S. military has said that seven countries have pledged to provide urgently needed arms and equipment to Kurdish forces in Iraq

The Obama administration is pressing U.S. allies to increase their support for moderate rebel groups in Syria, as well as possible military operations, according to a published report. The New York Times reported late Tuesday that White House officials believe that Great Britain and Australia would be willing to join the United States in a campaign of airstrikes in Syria, while the administration hoped that Turkey would give it access to key military bases. The Times also reported that the U.S. has asked Turkish government to help seal that country’s border with Syria, which has proven to be an easy crossing point for foreign militants looking to join up with the Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS, in northern Syria. The paper reported that the White House is also seeking intelligence help from Jordan, as well as financial support for groups like the moderate Free Syrian Army from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/27/us-reportedly-recruiting-allies-to-support-expanded-airstrikes-syrian/

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/middle-east-updates/1.612672

Headline: 300 Americans fighting with ISIL according to US intelligence agencies

On Wednesday the Washington Times quoted an unnamed senior U.S. official who claims that the U.S. government is monitoring nearly 300 American citizens who are fighting on the side of the terrorist organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and likely to be a major threat to the USA. The official said that concern is widespread in Washington that radicalized foreign fighters could return to the homeland and commit terrorist attacks with skills acquired overseas, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to the Washington Times newspaper. Those concerns were heightened by the disclosure Tuesday that an American man from California was killed fighting alongside ISIL jihadists. The U.S. government is doing its best to keep track of the foreign fighters, who have been shifting back and forth between Iraq and Syria, according to a senior U.S. official. “We know that there are several hundred American passport holders running around with ISIS in Syria or Iraq,” the official said, offering a figure well above widespread reports of about 100 such fighters. “It’s hard to tell whether or not they’re in Syria or moved to Iraq.” The threat of jihadists returning to the United States is “a new hazard” for the Department of Homeland Security, said retired Army Maj. Mike Lyons, a senior fellow with the Truman National Security Project and a CBS Radio News analyst. As a result, the department must plan for a future where the jihadists leave their Middle East battlefield and trickle back to America, he said to the Washington Times. “If these people have been identified, there needs to be a discussion with regard to how and when they are allowed back in the U.S.,” he said. Heightening concerns about Americans joining the Islamic State group were reports Tuesday that a California man who fought side by side with militants was found dead on the battlefield.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.iraqinews.com/arab-world-news/urgent-300-americans-fighting-isil-according-us-intelligence-agencies/

Headline: Syrian official: Foley was beheaded a year ago

President Bashar al-Assad’s Political Advisor, Bouthaina Shaaban, said on Tuesday that the video released online showing the beheading of the American journalist James Foley was not new, adding that the video was recorded by militants of the Islamic State nearly one year ago. “The beheading of Foley took place one year ago, but the video was recently released,”Shaaban told BBC, adding that the United Nations “is aware of that”. According to Shaaban, IS extremists intended to keep the video for emergency situations, explaining that the al-Qaeda offshoot felt the mounting danger of the U.S. air strikes on their positions in Iraq and Syria, that’s why the video was published online now. However, Philip Balboni, the CEO and co-founder of GlobalPost, where the beheaded journalist James Foley used to work, strongly undermined the claims of the Syrian regime. “These claims are incorrect and contradict the evidence we have at the moment,” Balboni said, mentioning the testimonies of some recently released hostages who were held with Foley and saw him last month.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://aranews.net/2014/08/syrian-official-foley-beheaded-year-ago/

Psalm 83

Listed below are the nations which will attack Israel from Ezekiel chapter 38 and their modern day names (see chart above). 

Gog is the leader of the Russian invasion of Israel.

Magog, Meshech, and Tubal comprise modern day Russia.

Persia is Iran, parts of northern Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Cush is Ethiopia and Sudan.

Put is Libya and will most likely include Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.

Gomer is Eastern Germany.

Beth Togarmah is Turkey and Armenia.

RussiaRussia

Headline: Nato chief unveils new plan for eastern Europe

Headline: Following talks with Poroshenko, Putin insists Russia has no role in Ukraine cease-fire

A summit in Minsk on Tuesday (26 August) failed to produce a breakthrough on the Ukraine conflict, while Nato announced a bold new plan for eastern Europe. The Nato secretary general told The Guardian, a British daily, in an interview also on Tuesday the alliance is planning to set up permanent new bases in eastern Europe. He indicated the Nato summit in Wales next week will see the creation of a rapid reaction force to counter potential Russian action against Nato countries such as Estonia or Latvia. “The point is that any potential aggressor should know that if they were to even think of an attack against a Nato ally they will meet not only soldiers from that specific country but they will meet Nato troops”, he said. Asked whether the force will have “permanent” facilities in the east, Rasmussen said: “The brief answer is Yes … Our eastern allies will be satisfied when they see what is actually in the [new Nato] readiness action plan”.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://euobserver.com/foreign/125364

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/08/27/Following-talks-with-Poroshenko-Putin-insists-Russia-has-no-role-in-Ukraine-cease-fire/5701409144544/?spt=sec&or=tn

Headline:Ukraine’s PM says Russia has plans to block gas flows to Europe

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday that Kiev knew of plans by Russia to halt gas flows this winter to Europe. “The situation in (Ukraine’s) energy sector is difficult. We know of Russia’s plans to block (gas) transit even to European Union countries this winter,” he told a government meeting. Last year, half of Russian gas exports to the EU were shipped via Ukraine. Russian gas exporter Gazprom and the Energy Ministry were not immediately available for comments.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://newsdaily.com/2014/08/27/ukraines-pm-says-russia-has-plans-to-block-gas-flows-to-europe/

Headline:Rebels shell government-held Ukrainian town

Despite Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s efforts to push a peace plan for Ukraine in his two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian-backed rebels shelled a government-held town in southeastern Ukraine Wednesday in an apparent attempt to open up a route between Russia and Crimea. Rebel forces lobbed at least 10 shells at Novoazovsk, a government-held town on the Sea of Azov. Plumes of black smoke rose above the town, which was also hit repeatedly by shelling Tuesday, injuring four people in a hospital, Mayor Oleg Sidorkin said, according to an Associated Press reporter in the town. The fighting comes only days after Ukraine said a convoy of Russian military equipment crossed the border into southeastern Ukraine, which had been largely untouched in months of fighting in eastern Ukraine between the Ukrainian troops and separatists.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/08/27/ukraine-town-shelled/14669831/

IranIran

 Headline:Iran foreign minister to visit Turkey, Russia

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Turkey Thursday before embarking on a mini-tour of Europe that will take him to Russia, Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium, Iranian media reported. In Turkey, Zarif will attend the ceremony inaugurating Recep Tayyip Erdogan as president. He will then travel to Moscow for talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and other officials that are expected to focus on Iran’s nuclear program. Russia is a member of the P5+1 group, with Britain, China, France, the United States and Germany, seeking an international deal with Tehran over its controversial pursuit of atomic power.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-27/268668-iran-foreign-minister-to-visit-turkey-russia.ashx#axzz3Bbd2YXaf

Headline:   Iran Hails Hamas ‘Victory’, Qatar Offers Money

Two of Hamas’s major sponsors and backers, Iran and Qatar, have hailed the ceasefire agreement it reached with Israel Tuesday as a victory for the Gaza terror organization. Iran said Wednesday that Palestinians had emerged the victors and brought their Israeli foe “to its knees” during the 50-day conflict. “The heroic Palestinian people have forged a new era with the victory of the resistance which has brought the Zionist regime to its knees,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. “This victory prepares the way for the final liberation of all the occupied lands especially Quds (Jerusalem),” it said, congratulating the Palestinian people and the terror groups in Gaza that Iran supports. Qatar, a key backer of Hamas, hailed the Gaza ceasefire accord and offered to help rebuild the enclave battered by seven weeks of Israeli bombardment.

comment****On 8-16-14- Qatar offered $1,000 to EACH family in Gaza whose home was destroyed (see 2nd link)

8-27-14

Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184472#.U_3ZDGNWV8E

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-16/267425-qatar-donates-1000-for-each-destroyed-gazan-home.ashx#axzz3Ab2g2lE5

Headline:   U.S. Ship Fires Warning Shot Towards Iranian Vessel

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel had a tense encounter with an Iranian fishing boat in the Gulf on Tuesday and fired a warning shot, the Pentagon said, according to AFP. The Coast Guard cutter Monomoy sent a small, inflatable boat to approach the Iranian dhow and when it got close, the Americans spotted two 50-caliber machine gun, with one of the guns aimed at them, U.S. military officers said. “They saw that one of the machine guns was manned and trained on them,” Lieutenant Joseph Hontz, a spokesman for the Fifth Fleet, told AFP. The Americans pulled back and fired one warning shot, he said, while the Iranian vessel headed off. “In any event, the dhow pulled away and nobody was hurt,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters. He said the Coast Guard vessel was on a “routine maritime security operation.”
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184465#.U_3bFWNWV8E

Headline: Iran sends 81st division, tanks, helicopters into northern Iraq

Headline: Iran Daily, August 25: Foreign Minister Zarif Repeats “We Did Not Send Troops Into Iraq”

Iran has deployed combat units in Iraq. Iraqi Kurdish sources said Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has sent thousands of soldiers to northern Iraq to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The sources said IRGC infantry units have been supported by helicopters, main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers. “They are moving in and out of Iraq from the northern Iranian border to make sure ISIL does not try to infiltrate,” a source said. The sources said IRGC has been joined by the regular Iranian Army. They cited the army’s 81st Armored Division, experienced in counter-insurgency operations, including fighting Kurds in Iran. The 81st Division has been operating near units of the Kurdish Regional Government north of Jawala. The sources said the division, with both U.S.-and Russian-origin MBTs, was concentrated along the border town of Sar E Pole Zahab. At this point, the 81st Division was not known to have engaged ISIL, which has sought to advance to the Kurdish capital of Irbil. The sources said the division was seen deploying U.S.-origin M-60A1 tanks, a 1960s-era platform vulnerable to ISIL anti-tank weapons. “The Iranians are being cautious, and so far have not joined up with the Kurds against ISIL,” the source said.
Aug. 26, 2014

http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/08/26/kurds-say-iran-sent-combat-units-tanks-northern-iraq/

http://eaworldview.com/2014/08/iran-daily-foreign-minister-zarif-repeats-send-troops-iraq/

AfghanistanAfghanistan

Headline:   War News for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Afghan war-boom economy goes bust as foreign troop pullout nears, election dispute rages

Afghan election audit disrupted

Reported security incidents
#1: Afghan security forces are battling the Taliban for control of the northern province of Kunduz, where insurgents are threatening to overrun the capital and terrorising residents who have fled to nearby districts.

#2: At last 5 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were martyred following roadside bomb explosion, defense officials said Wednesday. Defense Ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi, said the Afghan soliers were martyed following improvised explosive device (IED) attack in the past 24 hours.

#3: At least 25 Taliban militants were killed and 6 others were injured during military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

http://warnewstoday.blogspot.com/

SudanSudan

Headline: South Sudan Rebels Reject Power Sharing Amid UN Crash Probe

South Sudan’s rebels rejected a power-sharing deal proposed by East African leaders to end an eight-month conflict that has killed thousands of people in the world’s newest nation. The proposal by the seven-nation Intergovernmental Authority on Development, or IGAD, calls for President Salva Kiir to remain in office at least until elections that should be held 60 days before the end of a 2 1/2 year transitional period. Rebels led by former Vice President Riek Machar would nominate a prime minister that Kiir would have to approve, according to the draft agreement. “It’s not the way to get peace in the country,” chief rebel negotiator Taban Deng Gai said today in a phone interview from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where talks have been held. “We believe they’ve imposed Salva to be president for life. We’re not going to sign it.” Fighting erupted in South Sudan in December when Kiir accused Machar and other senior government officials of plotting a coup, a charge they deny. The conflict in the oil-producing nation has forced at least 1.5 million to flee their homes and left the country on the brink of famine, according to the United Nations. About 102,000 displaced people are sheltering at 10 UN bases, the world body said in an Aug. 25 e-mailed statement. The UN is investigating the crash of one of its helicopters that killed three Russians yesterday. The rebels have denied government accusations that they shot it down.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-27/south-sudan-rebels-reject-power-sharing-as-un-crash-probe-begins.html

LibyaLibya

Headline: Crisis in Libya’s interim cabinet as 6 ministers step down

Headline: Libya on the brink as Misrata Islamists consolidates power

Six ministers in Libya’s interim cabinet, the House of Representatives, have resigned in protest over what they describe as government bias toward a “certain party” in the country’s current conflict – without specifying the party in question. The ministers of industry, labour, planning, education, water resources and war victims’ affairs all resigned on Wednesday citing perceived bias on the part of the government towards one particular party to the conflict, according to Libya’s official news agency. “The resignations were prompted by the government’s siding with one of Libya’s rival groups and its failure to tackle a number of issues,” resigned industry minister Suleiman al-Latif told the Al-Nabaa television channel. He went on to assert that the government was taking policy decisions without ministers’ knowledge, declining to elaborate further.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/crisis-libyas-interim-cabinet-6-ministers-step-down-430678072

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/libya-brink-1455411139

TunisiaTunisia

Headline:   US to Give Tunisia $60 Million in Military Aid

The United States plans to give Tunisia $60 million in military aid to help the country meet a threat by Islamic militants. U.S. Africa Command head General David Rodriguez said Tuesday the assistance includes mine-detecting equipment, boats, and joint U.S.-Tunisian military training. The State Department has already approved the sale of 12 Black Hawk attack helicopters to Tunisia. Tunisia was the first North African country to topple its government in a popular uprising in 2010 and has been relatively peaceful since. But it faces a terror threat by al-Qaida-linked militants and fears the instability in neighboring Libya could spill across the border. Rebels from Mali have also taken refuge the mountains in Algeria, along Tunisia’s western border.
Aug. 26, 2014

http://www.voanews.com/content/united-states-to-give-tunisia-60-million-in-military-aid/2429138.html

MoroccoMorocco

 Headline:   Moroccan ISIS-Jihadists Want to Return to Morocco

Dozens of Moroccans who joined ISIS directly from Morocco have allegedly expressed their desire to return to their motherland. However, they raised fears of possible detention once they reach Morocco. Al Massaa newspaper quoted a source from the Spanish Bureau of Counterterrorism as saying that dozens of Moroccan Jihadists in Syria have started negotiations with the Moroccan authorities to return to Morocco, of the Moroccan authorities promise not to detain them over terrorism charges. Under the Moroccan penal law, terrorism is punished by over 6 years in prison. “In return, the Moroccan Jihadists committed not to threatening the Moroccan national security. They promised to reintegrate into the Moroccan society and stay away from the terrorist organizations,” the same source added. Earlier, Morocco’s Minister of Communication, Mustapha El Khalfi said that intelligence services confirm that “Morocco faces serious terrorist threats linked in particular to the growing number of Moroccans affiliated with organizations operating in Syria and Iraq.” Last month, Morocco’s Minister of Interior, Mohamed Hassad, said that the number of Moroccan Jihadist in Syria, reached 1122 fighter, 200 of them were killed, while 128 were arrested after they returned to Morocco.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2014/08/137388/moroccan-isis-jihadists-want-to-return-to-morocco/

germanyGermany

Headline: Germany to decide on military aid for Iraq on Sunday: minister

Headline: 3:21- Germany announces it will not participate in military action against Islamic State fighters in Syria.

The German government will decide on Sunday what specific military aid it will send to Kurdish forces in Iraq to help them fight Islamic State militants in the north of the country, its foreign minister said on Wednesday. “We should be helping with certain supplies, according to our capabilities, so they can fight and prevent ISIS from taking over the whole region and creating a caliphate,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier told a news conference during a visit to Prague. “The German government has not reached a decision yet today but I believe that a decision should be made on Sunday on concretely what should be supplied,” said the German minister. In Prague, meanwhile, the Czech government approved supplying ammunition and hand grenades to Kurdish forces. Czech news agency CTK said the ammunition, worth about $2 million, would be transported to Iraq by U.S. forces. Germany’s decision last week to help the Kurds signaled a break with a post-war principle of not sending arms to conflict zones. Chancellor Angela Merkel said what she described as “genocide” in northern Iraq justified exceptional measures.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.todayonline.com/world/germany-decide-military-aid-iraq-sunday-minister

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/middle-east-updates/1.612672

TurkeyTurkey

Headline: Turkey’s overlooked role in rise of latest ‘Islamic Caliphate’, and what’s coming next

The Islamic Caliphate (referred to in the Western media as the “Islamic State”) may indeed be a pivotal entity, but perhaps not for the reasons it thinks itself to be. It may be the final provocation which brings Iran to mount its promised vengeance on Turkey, the patron (and not the victim) of the “caliphate”. The Islamic Caliphate was nurtured by Turkey from its beginnings in the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and al- Sham (ISIS) [also Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL)] and the Al Qaida Organization in the Land of the Two Rivers (AQI) organization, Al Qaida in Mesopotamia, the Mujahedin Shura Council in Iraq, Jund al-Sahhaba (Soldiers of the Prophet’s Companions), and a large part of Jabhat al-Nusra (JN). These were often amorphous and overlapping entities. Massive semi-clandestine support to these groups from Turkey and Qatar — and supported at the beginning by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia — had been designed to break Iran’s hold on Syria and Iraq. But for Turkey and Qatar, it was also a tool to threaten or cower Saudi Arabia and to isolate Iran.
comment***Good article, worth the time to read

Aug. 26, 2014

http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/08/26/turkeys-critical-role-rise-latest-islamic-caliphate-whats-coming-next/

ArmeniaArmenia

Headline:   Armenian FM to visit Turkey for the first time

Armenia’s Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan is set to pay a visit to Turkey to deliver the message of Armenian head of state Serj Sarkisyan at Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s presidential inauguration. According to Turkey’s daily Star newspaper, it will be his first visit to Turkey since coming to watch a World Cup qualifying match between the two nations as well as an economic conference in 2008. It is not yet clear who he will be meeting during his stay, but there are believed to be no plans for him to meet Turkish Foreign Minister-turned-Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. However, he is expected to deliver Sarkisyan’s congratulations to Erdogan as well as extend an invitation to Erdogan to visit Armenia for its own presidential inauguration ceremony on April 24 of next year. Nalbandyan’s visit is seen as a sign of an unconditional normalization process between Turkey and Armenia, who have been at odds over Armenia’s occupation of Turkey’s ally and fellow Turkic state Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/143211/armenian-fm-to-visit-turkey-for-the-first-time

nation against nationCooltextprophecysignLuke 21:9 and Matthew 24:7 speak of nation against nation and kingdom against kingdom in the end times. Revelation 6:3-4 speaks of the fiery red horse given power to make men slay one another and Revelation 6:8 speaks again of this red horse in conjunction with the pale horse of Death and Hades, as the one that has the power to kill by sword.  Luke 21:9: wars & commotions; the Greek word here is Akatastasia, meaning instability, a state of disorder, disturbance, confusion (revolutions)   Matthew 24:7: the Greek word for nation is Ethnos & refers to various ethnic groups fighting among themselves, where the next sentence in the verse refers to kingdoms (basileiva) fighting one another (not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom)

Headline:   Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate. To sidestep that requirement, President Obama’s climate negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal that would “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions. The deal is likely to face strong objections from Republicans on Capitol Hill and from poor countries around the world, but negotiators say it may be the only realistic path.
Aug. 26, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/us/politics/obama-pursuing-climate-accord-in-lieu-of-treaty.html?_r=0

Headline: Boko Haram captures more Nigerian towns

Boko Haram Takfiri militants have taken control of more Nigerian towns as they press ahead with their attacks in the African country. A Cameroonian police source said on Tuesday that Boko Haram militants moved into the Nigerian town of Ashigashyia overnight Monday, where they killed three people in front of a church, after soldiers sent there fled to take refuge across the border in nearby Cameroon. The militants now control at least the town of Buni Yadi in Yobe state as well as Gwoza and Gamboru Ngala in neighboring Borno state.  In the northeastern state of Adamawa, which has been under a state of emergency along with Borno and Yobe states since May last year, local government officials said scores of gunmen attacked the town of Madagali on Saturday, forcing out soldiers and taking over government buildings.
Aug. 27, 2014

Boko Haram Leader Pledges Allegiance to ISIS “Caliph” Abu Baghdadi

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/07/boko-haram-leader-pledges-allegiance-to-isis-caliph-abu-baghdadi-video/?PageSpeed=noscript

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/26/376684/boko-haram-captures-more-nigerian-towns/

Headline: Bahrain regime forces brutalize protesters

Bahraini regime forces used tear gas and fired bullets to disperse demonstrators in the capital Manama and other different cities and villages in the Persian Gulf state. According to reports on Wednesday, the security forces reportedly launched a crackdown on demonstrators in the island of Sitra near the capital, Manama. The protesters were calling for the downfall of the ruling Al-Khalifa regime. Bahrainis also took to the streets in many villages, denouncing the regime’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. Earlier this month, Bahraini protesters gathered in Sitra to express their outrage over recent measures adopted by the Bahraini government to grant citizenship to foreign nationals. The move by the regime came shortly after a court stripped 13 Bahrainis of their nationality over charges of involvement in “terrorist” operations.
August 27, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/27/376712/bahrain-forces-brutalize-protesters/

Headline: Pakistan premier refuses to resign amid mass protests

Headline: Imran Khan says no more talks till PM Nawaz quits office

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has refused to step down amid mass protests in front of parliament calling for the government’s resignation. “We are not going to be diverted by these things,” Sharif said on Wednesday, referring to calls for his resignation by thousands of protesters camped outside the parliament during the crisis which erupted two weeks ago. “The journey for the supremacy of the constitution and law in Pakistan will continue with full determination and, God willing, there will not be any interruption in it,” the premier added. The statement comes as cleric Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri issued on August 25 a 48-hour deadline for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court ordered protest leaders and the government to find a compromise solution so that the “Red Zone” — home to parliament, the prime minister’s home, embassies and government offices — could be cleared. However, protesters defied the court’s order and stayed put for the 13th day on Tuesday.
August 27, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/27/376752/sharif-refuses-to-resign-amid-protests/

http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-158007-Imran-halts-talks-with-govt-till-PM-Nawaz-resigns

Headline: TTP Splinter Group Jamat-ul-Ahrar Announces Establishment in Video

TTP stands for Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, also called the Pakistan Taliban, and is an umbrella organization of various Islamist militant groups. The Afghan Taliban, with the alleged support of Pakistani Taliban, operate against international coalition and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan but are strictly opposed to targeting the Pakistani state. The TTP in contrast has almost exclusively targeted elements of the Pakistani state. Now today a new splinter group has announced itself- Jamat-ul-Ahrar. Its spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, denied that it was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) and will pledge to it. commentTo see if this will actually be the case, we will have to watch, but see the links below.

August 27, 2014

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/08/taliban_splinter_gro.php

https://news.siteintelgroup.com/Jihadist-News/ttp-splinter-group-jamat-ul-ahrar-announces-establishment-in-video.html

Pakistani Taliban Declares Allegiance to ISIS

http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/15548-pakistani-taliban-declares-allegiance-to-isis

Pakistani Jihadist Tehreek-Khilafat and Jihad Group Pledge Allegiance to ISIS

http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Pakistani-Jihadist-Group-Pledges-Allegiance-to-ISI

Headline: Houthi leader vows to continue anti-govt protests in Yemen

Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, the leader of the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen, has called on supporters to continue their protests until toppling the Yemeni government. In a televised speech on Tuesday, Abdul-Malik urged supporters to continue their protests in the capital Sanaa and other Yemeni cities, going on to call on the government “to heed the demands of the people”. Over the past week, Sanaa has been at the centre of intense protests and sit-ins – organised by the Houthis – to demand the dismissal of the current government. The protests triggered rival demonstrations in the country with thousands of Yemenis taking to the streets in Sanaa on Tuesday to appeal for ‘national unity’. On Sunday, a Yemeni presidential committee failed to reach an agreement with the leader of the Houthis to end the group’s protests in the capital. Many Yemenis believe that the Shiite Houthi group, which takes the northern Saada province as its main base of operations, wants to reinstate Yemen’s pre-1962 monarchy in the country’s north.
August 27, 2014

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/houthi-leader-vows-continue-anti-govt-protests-yemen-1899506539

Ebola-virus-pink-jpgCooltextprophecysignPestilence & Plagues Luke 21:11 & Revelation 6:8 “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.” (Luke) “So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death (Thanatos in Greek meaning the death of the body whether natural or violent), and by the beasts of the earth” (Revelation)

Headline: Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

Headline: Ebola Patient Arrives in Germany for Treatment

Headline: 3rd Doctor Dies From Ebola in Sierra Leone

Headline:  Ebola outbreak: Nigeria closes all schools until October

Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Ebola. The World Health Organization earlier announced it is pulling a team out of the country. The Public Agency of Canada said in a statement late Tuesday none of the team members had any direct contact with the sick individuals and they are not showing any signs of illness. They will remain in voluntary isolation and be monitored closely. The laboratory team was helping to control the outbreak there by helping health care workers diagnose and rule out infections. The agency did not say what city the team was in.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/08/27/canada-pulling-ebola-lab-team-sierra-leone.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-patient-arrives-germany-treatment-n190006

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/ebola-upper-hand-us-official-25130896

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28950347

Headline:  HealthMap

Global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The freely available Web site ‘healthmap.org’ and mobile app ‘Outbreaks Near Me’ deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including libraries, local health departments, governments, and international travelers.

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August 25, 2014-Hundreds of fish dead, ‘some trying to beach themselves’ in Mill River, Connecticut, America

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140825/connecticut-deep-looking-into-cause-of-fish-die-off-in-mill-river

August 26, 2014- Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Dammam, Saudi Arabia

http://www.emirates247.com/news/region/thousands-of-dead-fish-wash-ashore-in-saudi-2014-08-26-1.560864

Luke 21-25CooltextprophecysignMatthew 24:7 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.” Luke21:25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring”

Headline: Iceland volcano: New quakes raise concern over large eruption

A volcanic system close to Iceland’s Bardarbunga’s volcano was hit by a magnitude 4.5 earthquake in the early hours of Wednesday. It adds to concerns that magma from Bardarbunga could feed into the nearby Askja volcano. British and Icelandic scientists say that 50 million cubic metres of molten rock has moved in a 24 hour period. If it continues to head north, it could link up with the Askja system and trigger a large eruption. Scientists working in the area have said that they will be withdrawing from the exclusion zone on Wednesday after they have deployed some more instruments. Prof Bob White, from the University of Cambridge, said “It’s headed straight for it.” But he cautioned that volcanoes were hard to predict. “It’s moving at about 4km a day towards Askja, and if it keeps going it could get there in a few days,” he told BBC News. “We know there is a lot of molten rock sitting under the ground beneath Askja, which is a major volcanic system. If this molten rock hits that, we know it is likely to trigger it to erupt.
Aug. 27, 2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28943708

Headline: What’s erupting? List & map of currently active volcanoes

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erupting_volcanoes.html

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“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Revelation 17:5)

These next verses are very important for understanding what is going to take place in the near future. I quote from Daniel 2:34-35. “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.” God has informed us that in the last days the stone that is Jesus Christ is going to crush all these kingdoms all at the same time. What is the mountain in this Scripture? It is the kingdom of God.

Now notice something of great importance. What does it mean that the stone, which is Christ Jesus, hits the image at the feet in the end times so they are all crushed or broken up at the same time? That means the ancient Babylonian Empire must come back as a power again in the Middle East just before Jesus comes back the second time. As you can see by the current events going on in Iraq, which is the modern day name for Babylon, Iraq is currently in the process of returning as a power again. Unfortunately, it seems to be through ISIS.

If Babylon in Revelation is Iraq of the Old Testament then it only stands to reason that Babylon (Babel) will be the center of commerce- that means the Dinar.

Iraq wants to trade in the local currency instead of US dollars or in any other currency of the world. The adoption of local currency in the commercial transactions will enhance the economy of Iraq. Last year Iraq and India agreed on the trade with local currencies. It was the best way to reduce the monopoly of US dollar in the international market. But due to some undefined reasons the agreement could not be performed (the reason being the weakness of the Iraqi Dinar, until they complete backing it with gold). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that Iraq has added 36 tons of gold bullion to its reserves. This has a value of 1.5 billion dollars. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) is purchasing large amounts of gold to back the Iraqi dinar currency. The CBI is doing what other countries around the world have done in the past. It is apparent that countries are moving away from the U.S. dollar.

There are 9 Islamic countries currently using the DINAR. Yes, it is ALL the dinar…they are called by the countries name, but it is all dinars.

Next to each country you will see the current day’s exchange rate- which is how money is valued daily. So for example, Algeria: if you went there with $1 US you would get 80.19 Algerian dinars. The same in reverse. An Algerian comes to the US with 100 dinars…he would get about $1.25 US.

Algeria                                                                 80.19

Bahrain                                                               .38

Iraq                                                                     1163.

Jordan (includes Palestinians in Gaza)               .71

Kuwait                                                                 .28

Libya                                                                   1.23

Macedonia                                                           46.37

Serbia                                                                  85.30

Tunisia                                                                 1.73

***The highlighted ones are obviously players in the upcoming Psalm & Ezekiel Wars.

 

Now in regard to Revelation 6:6

“And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine” (KJV)

 “And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”(NKJV)

The word “dinar” in English is the transliteration of the Arabic دينار (dīnār), which in turn was borrowed from the Greek δηνάριον (dénarion), itself from the Latin dēnārius

Now here’s where it gets interesting:

Islamic countries have been lobbying for years for ALL their countries to go to the GOLD DINAR. Not back their countries dinars with gold, but switch to one currency called the Gold Dinar. Gadhafi was calling for this very thing before he was killed. The modern Islamic gold dinar is a currency that aims to revive the historical gold dinar which was a leading coin of early Islam. They consist of minted gold coins, Dinar, and silver coins, Dirham. There is a long and creditable history of discussion in the financial journals about the growing movement for all Muslim countries to unite under one currency, the gold dinar and about how devastating any change in the official currency for the price of oil from $US even to $EU would be for the U.S. economy and for its place in world. A switch from $US to gold dinar for the pricing of oil could literally bring the entire world banking system to its knees and knock the US out of the box.

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Think of what ISIS is trying to do…go back to the Ottoman Caliphate. The Islamic gold dinar was the monetary standard of Shari’ah throughout Islamic history till the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate in 1924.

Here’s something to chill the blood from a Caliphate website:

(begin quote) The Caliphate’s currency is based on the gold and silver standards where the coins and notes in circulation are 100% backed by gold and silver. Islam did not leave any question unanswered, especially questions concerning the complexities of economic life. The Shari’ah has therefore defined the Islamic currency as gold dinars and silver dirhams along with their corresponding weights in gold or silver. The Shari’ah rules related to money such as zakat, blood money (diyah) and hoarding all specify values in gold and silver. Unlike the paper standard operating in the world today, the Bait ul-Mal (State Treasury) is not allowed to print any money unless it has the corresponding amounts of gold and silver in its reserves. This means the persistent inflation found in the world today would not exist in the Caliphate as the currency always keeps its value. When the future Caliphate is established it will take some time before the old currency notes and coins in circulation e.g. Pakistani PKR’s or Indonesian IDR’s, can be completely abolished and replaced with minted dinars and dirhams. This is not a problem as long as the Caliphate from day one makes the PKR or IDR 100% backed by gold or silver. A simplified example of how this would work is as follows. The Caliphate calculates the total value of its gold and silver reserves and then fixes their value to the total amount of PKR’s or IDR’s in circulation as best it can. Depending on its reserves it may decide to link the existing currency in circulation to silver and then issue a separate currency for gold. Since Allah (swt) has blessed the Muslim Ummah with an abundance of wealth and natural resources increasing the gold and silver reserves of the state is not a problem. The Caliphate will immediately price all sales of oil, gas and other resources in gold and silver and therefore break the link between these resources and the dollar. The international money markets would be forced to deal in gold dinars and silver dirhams since the west’s addiction to oil will continue for many years to come. According to Islamic Law the Islamic Dinar is a specific weight of 22k gold (917.) equivalent to 4.25 grams. The Islamic Dirham is a specific weight of pure silver equivalent to 3.0 grams. (end of quote)

 

Interestingly at the time of writing crude oil price is $93.38. According to pricing today of 1 Gold Dinar, it cost 561.90 RM (Malaysian Ringgits) which is about $178 US. So to put it simply….1 Gold Dinar would cost me $178. So I could buy a barrel of oil with a little left over. BUT…the Lord told us in Matthew 20 & Revelation 6:6 that we would work all day for a small meal. Going strictly by the Bible, I could get a quart of wheat and 3 quarts of barley for $356. US. So let’s say 1 quart of wheat equals about 32 oz or 2 cups of flour. That would make about ½ a loaf of bread all for the incredibly low price of $178. $4 US a loaf doesn’t look so bad :/

By the way: On June 12, ISIS robbed a central bank in Mosul. They stole 500 BILLION Iraqi dinars.

An interesting consideration here: how many Iraqi dinars are outside Iraq? In section 32 of Iraq’s currency laws it states that it is illegal to export their currency outside the country, a law they never enforce. But…if ISIS takes over…and upholds this law they will only honor dinars INSIDE Iraq. What happens to the dinar then?

 

 

http://www.iraqidinar123.com/trade-local-currency-will-enhance-economy-iraq/

http://vimeo.com/96153537

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-25/iraq-buys-massive-36-tonnes-gold-march

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinar

http://www.jagranjosh.com/general-knowledge/currencies-of-the-world-countries-that-have-dinar-as-currency-1303818419-1

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_gold_dinar

http://www.ahamedkameel.com/islamic-gold-dinar-the-historical-standard/

http://www.ted.com/conversations/2497/the_gold_dinar_threat_to_val.html

http://www.caliphate.eu/2008/07/currency-of-caliphate.html?m=1

http://www.islamicmint.com/dinar_dirham/

https://www.nubex.my/index.php/1-dinar-gold-917-4-25g-cond-a.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_gold_dinar#Value_and_denomination

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/12/isis-just-stole-425-million-and-became-the-worlds-richest-terrorist-group/

http://iraqcurrencywatch.wordpress.com/tag/isis/

 

 

 

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caution-signI must also caution you: there are links used to report events below that you should use extreme caution in viewing- they are anti-Israel sites and Arabic media sites.  If you do NOT see a link to correspond with a headline, it is for viewer protection. Please email me privately for any links if desired.

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Hamas Spokesman: Our War Is for Liberation of Jerusalem, Not for Lifting of Blockade

British Islamist Abu Sayfullah: Only ISIS Will Help Palestinians, All Muslims Believe in Jihad against the Infidels

ISIS: We Are Operating in Gaza

http://www.vocativ.com/world/israel-world/isis-operating-gaza/#!bF5JnB

http://www.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=ar&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Falplatformmedia.com%2Fvb%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D52832

Gazans Leave War Zone Homes to Fight With ISIS

http://www.vocativ.com/world/iraq-world/isis-palestine/

“And You Did Not Speak Out”

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Cooltextprophecysign“Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge entered its 49th day on Monday

Headline:   Security Minister Admits Gov’t Not Tough Enough Against Hamas

Headline: Israel is ‘Choosing not to Win’, Says British Expert

Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich (Yisrael Beytenu) has called on the government to take a much firmer hand with Hamas, just hours before a ceasefire is rumored to go into effect Monday. Aharonovich made his comments following a “difficult” visit to the Tragerman family, whose four-year-old son Daniel was killed in a mortar attack on Kibbutz Nahal Oz in southern Israel on Friday. Relating to criticism by residents of southern Israel towards the government’s dealing with incessant rocket fire by Hamas and other terrorists, Aharonovich said “I understand these things and accept them,” according to Channel 10. “They expect us to reach a decision, and I agree with them,” he said. “With a terrorist group you need to deal in a far more violent and harsh way, to defeat it. I have said this already a number of times in the past.” “What is important to us is to return security to the residents of the State, with an emphasis on the south,” he continued, adding that the government was committed to “taking care of the residents” of southern Israel, and was preparing additional aid and benefits to help them cope with their difficult situation. Meanwhile, amid increasing talk of an imminent ceasefire, terrorists continue to pound southern Israel with rockets. 25 struck in the Eshkol Region alone, with five landing inside communities and the rest in open areas around them. At least 37 rockets have been fired on Israeli civilians since Monday morning, following six hours of quiet overnight.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184394#.U_tyzGNWV8E

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184387#.U_tzRmNWV8E

Headline: Mashaal Threatens Terror Attacks in Judea and Samaria

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal threatened on Sunday that his group will not only continue attacking Israel from Gaza, but will also launch attacks from Judea and Samaria as well. In an interview with Iranian media, Mashaal claimed that Gaza has been under attack for fifty days but was able to disrupt the plans of the “Zionists”. He further claimed that the Palestinian Arab side had offered a ceasefire but Israel made verbal maneuvers in order to avoid agreeing to it. Mashaal reiterated the Palestinian side’s conditions for a ceasefire, including the lifting of the blockade, full opening of border crossings, construction of a seaport and airport, transfer of funds to and from Gaza, the passage of goods and people between Gaza and Judea and Samaria, releasing Palestinian Arabs who were released in the Shalit deal and re-arrested, and for Israel not to interfere with the operations of the national unity government between Hamas and Fatah.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184378#.U_tzlWNWV8E

Headline:Gaza Fighting Rages but Egypt Pushing New Cease-fire

Fighting raged in Gaza again Monday, even as Egypt pressured Israel and the Palestinians to agree to a new cease-fire that could last at least a month. Monday’s airstrikes came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis to be prepared for the conflict to stretch into September, and warned Gaza Palestinians to leave sites where Hamas militants are operating.  He said any site used by Hamas is a target for Israeli forces. Meanwhile, Egypt pressed the warring sides to stop fighting and resume negotiations to forge an enduring truce in Gaza. Cairo proposed opening key crossings into the blockaded territory and allowing humanitarian aid and reconstruction material to be taken into Gaza, where there is widespread destruction from the Israeli attacks aimed at Hamas.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.voanews.com/content/palestinians-say-israeli-airstrikes-kill-in-gaza/2426911.html

Headline:   Five mortar shells explode in Golan Heights, IDF estimates stray fire

Five mortar shells fired from Syria exploded Monday near the Golan Heights’ border fence. One of the rockets landed near Alonei Bashan and four landed in the Syrian side of the fence. No injuries were reported. IDF estimates that it was a stray fire.
Aug. 25, 2014

comment***This is in addition to the 5 that hit Golan Saturday

 

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Headline:   What You Can’t See on the UN’s Maps of Gaza- VIDEO

Last week, the UN published several maps showing the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge. The maps mark damaged buildings with red dots scattered throughout Gaza. But these maps tells only half the story: Hamas used many of these buildings  – including houses, hospitals and schools  –  as sites to launch rockets and carry out other attacks. In many cases, the IDF struck buildings in order to stop Hamas’ violence. This means that the red dots on the UN’s maps represent more than destruction. They show the many cases in which terrorists attacked Israel from heavily populated areas in Gaza.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2014/08/25/hamas-terrorism-cant-see-uns-maps-gaza/

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Headline:16:52- Hamas claims it snatched Israeli drone

Hamas’s Arabic Twitter feed shares a photo of what it claims is part of an Israeli reconnaissance drone it says it downed over the Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya. The authenticity of the photo could not be immediately verified.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.timesofisrael.com/day-49-barrage-of-rockets-before-midnight-hamas-head-says-no-return-to-talks/

Headline: Interview with Abu Tariq: Commander in the Nasser Salahuddin Brigades

The al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades is the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, a set of various Palestinian militant organizations which operate in the Gaza Strip.

comment***I will pick bits out of the interview, but use caution if you choose to read it in its entirety

 

We in the Nasser Salahuddin Brigades, we were against granting the enemy a truce because we feared the enemy would take advantage to reactivate its agents, and gather intelligence on the whereabouts of Resistance fighters, leaders and rocket storage facilities. We took advantage of the truce by ensuring that [the location of] rocket storage facilities and platforms remained unknown to collaborators; we do not just have to deal with local spies and agents, but also with regional powers that collaborate with the enemy against us. The leaders of the Brigades are adamant about continuing to make and develop rockets despite the blockade, and although we know there are agents watching what we do. The development unit in the Brigades is resolved that no matter the cost in blood or treasure to develop our rocket capabilities, we will not stop. In addition to locally manufactured rockets, we use tunnels to bring in weapons and raw materials for manufacturing. We feel great gratitude and appreciation for our brothers in Hezbollah, who do not withhold anything from us in the Brigade. They enrolled men and fighters from the Brigade in several military sessions for training with Hezbollah in Lebanon. Our fighters learned new combat skills, and gained a broader knowledge of the type of rocketry, their manufacturing techniques, how to specify coordinates, down to camouflage and planting bombs. We have now excellent knowledge on “cooking explosives” of all kinds.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/interview-abu-tariq-commander-nasser-salahuddin-brigades

Headline:  From Gazans Own Mouths: Gazans give views on ‘collaborators’ executions- VIDEO

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Noor Harazeen reports from Gaza and speaks to local residents to see how they feel about the recent execution of people said to have collaborated with the Israel government. The locals she interviewed all express their support for the executions particularly as they see many of the recent deaths in Gaza as possibly linked to intelligence given to Israel by “traitors” in Gaza.
Aug. 25, 2014

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Headline: Jordanian Terror Attack on Israeli Embassy Foiled

Jordanian military prosecutors on Monday charged eight suspects, including a Syrian fugitive, with plotting to attack US soldiers and Israel’s embassy in the Hashemite kingdom, as well as trying to recruit people to join the Lebanese- based terror group Hezbollah. “State security court prosecutors accused the eight men with plotting to carry out terrorist acts, including attacks against US soldiers in 2006 and the Israeli embassy in Amman,” a court official told AFP. “The suspects, seven Jordanians and a Syrian fugitive, also recruited to join Hezbollah,” he said, adding that the group was arrested in May last year. The official gave no further details, but said the suspects face life imprisonment if convicted. In May, the military tribunal handed jail terms of between four and 20 years to 11 people it convicted of plotting to attack the US embassy for Al-Qaeda in 2012. Enmity has been boiling over against the Israeli embassy in Amman lately, with a demonstration late last month during Operation Protective Edge bringing hundreds of mainly Islamist Jordanian protesters to burn Israeli flags in front of the embassy. The demonstrators reportedly chanted “Death to Israel” and urged Hamas terror attacks in one of the biggest public outpourings of anger against Israel in the last few years. They were joined in smaller marches throughout Jordan.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184401#.U_tyCWNWV8E

Headline:  Jordanian Army clashes with border infiltrators, kills 2

The border guards on Sunday killed two infiltrators, seriously injured a third and detained four people who attempted to cross the border from Syria at 4:30pm. The infiltrators were aboard a wheeled armoured personnel carrier, according to an official source of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), as quoted by the Jordan News Agency, Petra. Following an exchange of fire with the group of seven, the army managed to bring the vehicle to a halt, the army source said. Seven machine guns and different amounts of ammunition were seized, he added. Military investigators were questioning the detainees, whereas the injured man and those who were killed were transferred to the nearest field hospital. Such clashes have become common on the 370km-long Syria border, around 90km from Amman. Jordanian officials have reiterated that the JAF will respond firmly to such violations and will take all available measures to preserve the security and the safety of the country, its borders and citizens.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://jordantimes.com/army-clashes-with-border-infiltrators-kills-2

LebanonLebanon

Headline: Another rocket fired from south Lebanon toward Israel

Headline: 22:49- Two rockets reportedly fired from Lebanon

Headline: IDF returns fire into Lebanon

A rocket was fired from the Jarmaq area in Wadi al-Litani in south Lebanon towards Israel, LBC reported on Monday evening. Israeli media said sirens were heard in Kiryat Shmona and Metulla, al-Manara, Misgav Am and Kfar Giladi settlements as the sound of an explosion was heard in Upper Galilee.
Aug. 25, 2014

http8-25-14://yalibnan.com/2014/08/25/another-rocket-fired-south-lebanon-toward-israel/

http://www.timesofisrael.com/day-49-barrage-of-rockets-before-midnight-hamas-head-says-no-return-to-talks/

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4563871,00.html

Headline:  Nasrallah In Interview With ‘Al-Akhbar’: Israel An Illegitimate Entity, Must Be Eliminated

Headline:Hezbollah is no stranger to takfir; As Sunni jihadists alarm the world, the Party of God seeks to brand itself a bastion of moderate Islam. Nobody should be fooled. Explaining his position on Israel, Nasrallah used terms familiar from Iranian rhetoric, saying that it is a religious duty to destroy it, and condemned what he sees an Arab tendency to put up with its existence. He said: “The most severe problem we are dealing with now in terms of the atmosphere in the Arab and regional arena is that we are approaching a phase in which the peoples of the region see Israel’s existence as natural and not a threat to them. [They think that,] if Israel is a problem, then it is the problem of the Palestinian people, not of the peoples of the region. This relates to politics, security, and economics. “First of all, Israel is an illegal entity and constitutes a perpetual… threat to the entire region. [Since] we cannot coexist with this threat, the end of this nation must be its annihilation, unconnected to all the problems and the sensitivities, of everything that has happened or will happen between Palestinians and non-Palestinians, between Sunnis and Shi’ites, or between Muslims and Christians. All the conflicts, sensitivities, schisms, and struggles must not neutralize the culture that considers Israel a cancerous growth, absolute evil, and a danger to all peoples and governments in this region, and to their honor and their holy places. The final goal must be its annihilation… “From the point of view of [religious] faith, [Israel] is a matter that cannot even be discussed.When it comes to the [religious] faith, the [extent to which] public debate that is impacted by mood and emotion is more limited. [Since] the people stress that their opinion on Israel stems from [religious] belief, this position has nothing to do with the question of whether we and the Palestinians are reconciled or divided…”

In Syrian War We Are Gaining Experience That May Be Useful In Future War With Israel

Nasrallah addressed his organization’s ties with Syria, and said that, in its current fighting in that country, Hizbullah is learning lessons that may benefit it in a future confrontation with Israel.
Aug. 24, 2014

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8125.htm

https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/commentaryanalysis/561417-hezbollah-is-no-stranger-to-takfir

Headline: ISIS in Lebanon would have killed off Hezbollah: jihadist

Headline: Nusra may resort to force to free Roumieh inmates

Detained jihadist Imad Jomaa, whose detention sparked five days of intense clashes between militants and the Lebanese Army in the northeastern town of Arsal earlier this month, confessed to plans of establishing an Islamic State between the Bekaa Valley and North Lebanon, highlighting that all Hezbollah loyalists would have been either detained or killed. “Al-Nusra head in Qalamoun Aba Malek al- Souri and his twenty nine groups had agreed on launching a united assault on Arsal” Jomaa told Lebanese judicial authorities. The confessions were aired by LBC TV during its 8 o’clock news bulletin Monday. The assault against Lebanese villages and Army soldiers was meant to create a state of chaos that would start in the Bekaa Valley, and would later spread to North Lebanon, Jomaa rreportedly said. Jomaa added that an “Islamic State,” under the authority of Abdallah Azzam brigade Spokesperson Sirajeddine Zureiqat, would have been declared in the captured areas between the Bekaa Valley and north Lebanon.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-25/268460-isis-in-lebanon-would-have-killed-off-hezbollah-jihadist.ashx#axzz3BQjfeFTE

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-25/268415-nusra-may-resort-to-force-to-free-roumieh-inmates.ashx#axzz3BQjfeFTE

Headline: Names of Lebanese Army held by ISIS, Nusra

The following is the list of the names of 29 Army soldiers and Internal Security Forces policemen captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and the Nusra Front during battles earlier this month in Arsal, as provided by the two groups to one of the mediating sides. The breakdown includes the name of the group detaining the soldiers, with ISIS holding 11 Army soldiers and the body of a soldier and the Nusra Front three soldiers and 15 ISF members.
Aug. 25, 2014

Syrian Al Qaeda Offshoot Al Nursa Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/06/26/Major-Syria-Al-Qaeda-offshoot-pledges-allegiance-to-ISIS

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-25/268360-names-of-army-isf-members-held-by-isis-nusra.ashx#axzz3BQjfeFTE

Headline:Kataeb calls for “crisis unit” in Arsal

The Kataeb party called on the cabinet to form a crisis unit to deal with the situation in Arsal, where militants are allegedly reappearing after they had been forced to withdraw from the Beqaa town. “We ask the cabinet to hold a special meeting, to be attended by the chiefs of the army and the security forces, in order to elaborate a joint and coordinated plan that would lead to the formation of a crisis unit,” the party said in its weekly statement, issued on Monday. It went on to warn of a possible “repetition” of the assault on the town by militants “if authorities do not take field measures to protect the town and its residents.” The Kataeb party also called for drawing up a “comprehensive plan to free the military hostages” who were taken by militants in their attack on the town earlier this month. On Sunday, Lebanese media outlets published stories suggesting that Syrian militants have re-entered Arsal, an allegation denied by a security source who spoke to NOW.
Aug. 25, 2014

https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/lebanonnews/561442-kataeb-calls-for-crisis-unit-in-arsal

Saudi-ArabiaSaudi Arabia

 

 

Headline:  8:35- Saudi Arabia pushing for truce — report

Turkish media reports that Saudi Arabia is pressing the Palestinians to accept the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire. Saudi Arabia has assured the Palestinians that if nothing comes of the talks, it will see to it that the blockade is lifted through the opening of the Rafah crossing, it reports.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.timesofisrael.com/day-49-barrage-of-rockets-before-midnight-hamas-head-says-no-return-to-talks/

EgyptEgypt

Headline: Egypt army troops kill 14 militants in restive Sinai

A military official says Egyptian armed forces have killed 17 militants during separate operations in the violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula of the North African country.
Army spokesman Brigadier General Mohamed Samir stated on Monday that the militants were killed in multiple exchanges of fire with Egyptian soldiers in North Sinai on Sunday.

He added that a dangerous wanted militant called Suleiman Mohamed Sallem Salama was among those arrested. A field hospital and bomb workshop allegedly used by the militants were also destroyed during Sunday operations, Samir pointed out. On Saturday, Egyptian troops detained four wanted militants in the border towns of Sheikh Zuweid, situated 334 kilometers (214 miles) northeast of the capital Cairo, and Rafah.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/25/376540/egypt-forces-kill-14-militants-in-sinai/

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/109159/Egypt/Politics-/-militants-killed-in-North-Sinai-.aspx

Damascus

rise of ISIS Syria_240-animated-flag-gifsSyriaIraqIraq 

Syria Iraq ISIS- the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (the Levant) ISIS=ISIL=IS

***At picture is worth a 1,000 Words- this is the latest map on IS control found on an IS site

Compare these 4 maps….how fast is ISIS spreading?

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ISIS envisioned boundaries_0

Their 5 year plan:

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Syria Headline: Syrian official warns US: No unilateral airstrikes

Syria’s foreign minister warned the U.S. on Monday not to conduct airstrikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus’ consent, saying any such attack would be considered a violation of sovereignty and an aggression. But Walid al-Moallem also said that Syria is ready to work with regional states and the international community amid the onslaught of Islamic militants there and in Iraq. “Syria is ready to cooperate and coordinate on the regional and international level in the war on terror,” al-Moallem said. “But any effort to combat terrorism should come in coordination with the Syrian government.”
Aug. 25, 2014

http://news.msn.com/world/syrian-official-warns-us-no-unilateral-airstrikes

Syria Headline: Islamic State retreats from north of Syria’s Homs: monitor

Fighters from the group withdrew from a headquarters north of Homs on the orders of their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, citing sources in areas north of Homs. Islamic State gave up the territory to Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s official wing in Syria, according to the Observatory, which tracks violence in Syria through sources on the ground.

comment***Remember back to August 15th, when I said ‘mark my words, they’ll go after Homs and Hama next?”

 

Syrian Al Qaeda Offshoot Al Nursa Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/06/26/Major-Syria-Al-Qaeda-offshoot-pledges-allegiance-to-ISIS

http://newsdaily.com/2014/08/25/islamic-state-retreats-from-north-of-syrias-homs-monitor/

comment***I will show you these statements without links for viewer protection

 

Jabhat an Nusra capture a key checkpoint (Al Shweyt) N-W of Mahrada. Mujahideen are now entering the city #Hama

Intense clashes continue between Jabhat an Nusra & regime forces in Mahrada, rural #Hama

Liwaa al Battar in rural #Hama pledges allegiance to Jabhat an Nusra

Syria Headline: Syria Up To the Minute

https://www.facebook.com/syriahroe (Syrian Humans Rights Watch)

Syria Headline: Institute for the Study of War Syria Updates August 16-22, 2014

http://iswsyria.blogspot.com/

Iraq Headline:  Terrorist attacks kill 43 across Iraq

Iraq Headline: Suicide bombing of Shiite mosque in Baghdad kills 11

A wave of attacks targeting several Iraqi cities including the capital Baghdad has left a total of 43 people dead. According to police, in the deadliest attack on Monday an assailant blew up his explosives among Shia worshippers as they were leaving a mosque in the capital’s eastern New Baghdad area, killing at least 15 people and wounding 32 others. In Baghdad’s southern Dora district, a roadside bomb hit a car, killing three and injuring 11 others. Two other civilians were also killed and 10 wounded in another bomb blast in an outdoor market in the northern Shaab neighborhood. In Karbala, a blast killed 12 civilians and injured 31 others, while 11 people lost their lives in two car bombs went off in separate areas in the city of Hillah.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/25/376549/terrorist-attacks-kill-43-across-iraq/

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-25/268402-suicide-bombing-of-shiite-mosque-in-baghdad-kills-11.ashx#axzz3BQjfeFTE

Iraq Headline: IS Claims Suicide Bombing in Baghdad in Revenge for Diyala Mosque Attack

The Islamic State (IS) claimed a suicide bombing by a foreign fighter at a Shi’a temple in Baghdad in revenge for an attack by Shi’a militiamen at a Sunni mosque in Diyala
Aug. 25, 2014

https://news.siteintelgroup.com/Jihadist-News/is-claims-suicide-bombing-in-baghdad-in-revenge-for-diyala-mosque-attack.html

Iraq Headline: Iraq’s Abadi: Militias must follow state

Iraq’s prime minister-designate called on the countries numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently Monday, adding that discussions between political rivals to form a new government were “constructive and positive.” The comments by Haider al-Abadi came at his first press conference since accepting the nomination to be Iraq’s next prime minister, underlining how he is attempting to address the worries of the country’s Sunnis, who say that Shiite militias are targeting them in religiously-mixed areas. “We will never allow any armed group to operate outside of the framework of the state,” Abadi told reporters at the presidential palace in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone. “They all should be within the state framework and under the control of the security forces,” said Abadi.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Aug-30/268409-iraqs-abadi-militias-must-follow-state.ashx#axzz3BQjfeFTE

Iraq Headline: ISIL beheads 3 Iraqi police near Mosul

According to a local source in Nineveh province, the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant beheaded three Iraqi police officers in the south of Mosul on Monday. The source said, in an interview for IraqiNews.com, that “the fighters of the Islamic State slaughtered three elements of the Iraqi police in the area of Qayyarah (85 km south of Mosul) today.” The source, who asked not to be named, said “The organization of ISIL has executed the police officers on charges of conspiring against the Islamic state.”
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/urgent-isil-beheads-3-iraqi-police-near-mosul/

Iraq Headline from Facebook Sunday: Car bombs kill 21 in Iraq’s Kirkuk

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/08/24/Car-bombs-kill-21-in-Iraq-s-Kirkuk.html

Iraq Headline Today: IS Claims Suicide Attack Involving Two German Fighters in Kirkuk

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding more than 200 from among the Kurdish Peshmerga and Asayish in three suicide bombings in Kirkuk, two of which were carried out by German fighters.
Aug. 25, 2014

https://news.siteintelgroup.com/Jihadist-News/is-claims-suicide-attack-involving-two-german-fighters-in-kirkuk.html

Iraq Headline: Institute for the Study of War Iraq Updates August 23-24, 2014

http://iswiraq.blogspot.com/2014/08/iraq-situation-report-august-23-24-2014.html

Headline: New Video Shows ISIS Using Drones to Plan Battles

http://www.vocativ.com/usa/military/new-video-shows-isis-using-drones-plan-battles/

Headline: Joint Chiefs chairman says ISIS not a direct threat to US, won’t recommend Syria strikes yet

Headline: IS will ‘soon’ pose threat to US: top general

Headline: Australia ‘could send RAAF aircraft to join US air strikes on Islamic State’

Despite threats to the contrary, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff insisted the Islamic State terror group is a regional threat and said he would not recommend U.S. airstrikes in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaking to reporters on board a military plane traveling to Afghanistan, said Sunday that he believes the Sunni insurgent group formerly known as ISIS is not currently plotting or planning attacks against the U.S. or Europe. On Sunday, Dempsey contrasted ISIS with the Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has plotted and attempted attacks against the U.S. and Europe. As a result, the U.S. has conducted counterterrorism strikes against the group within Yemen. Dempsey said that so far, there is no sign that the Islamic State militants are engaged in “active plotting against the homeland, so it’s different than that which we see in Yemen.”
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/25/joint-chiefs-chairman-says-isis-not-direct-threat-to-west-wont-recommend-syria/

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2014/Aug-25/268438-is-will-soon-pose-threat-to-us-top-general.ashx#axzz3BQjfeFTE

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733384/Tony-Abbott-send-RAAF-aircraft-join-US-air-strikes-Islamic-State.html

Psalm 83

Listed below are the nations which will attack Israel from Ezekiel chapter 38 and their modern day names (see chart above). 

Gog is the leader of the Russian invasion of Israel.

Magog, Meshech, and Tubal comprise modern day Russia.

Persia is Iran, parts of northern Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Cush is Ethiopia and Sudan.

Put is Libya and will most likely include Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.

Gomer is Eastern Germany.

Beth Togarmah is Turkey and Armenia.

RussiaRussia

Headline:  Merkel: Ukraine can go to Eurasian Union

Germany’s Angela Merkel has said Ukraine is free to “go to” Russia’s “Eurasian Union”, amid signs of a new willingness to make peace with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Speaking to German public broadcaster ARD on Sunday (24 August), the German chancellor said her visit to Kiev on Saturday was designed to prepare for peace talks between Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and Putin in Minsk on Tuesday, but warned the public not to expect a “breakthrough”. She mentioned Ukrainian “decentralisation”, a deal on gas prices, and Ukraine’s “trade relations” with Russia as elements that could bring about an accord. “And if Ukraine says we are going to the Eurasian Union now, the European Union would never make a big conflict out of it, but would insist on a voluntary decision,” Merkel added. “I want to find a way, as many others do, which does not damage Russia. We [Germany] want to have good trade relations with Russia as well. We want reasonable relations with Russia. We are depending on one another and there are so many other conflicts in the world where we should work together, so I hope we can make progress”.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://euobserver.com/foreign/125331

Headline: Ukraine troops, pro-Russians clash near border

Headline: Russian tanks, armored vehicles enter southeast Ukraine

Fresh clashes have broken out between Ukrainian army troops and pro-Russia fighters escorting a convoy of vehicles near the border with Russia, Ukraine’s military says. According to the Ukrainian armed forces spokesman, several dozen armored vehicles and tanks have crossed the border near the southeastern town of Novoazovsk, about 10 kilometers from the Russian border. Andriy Lysenko said the border guards have engaged in fighting with pro-Russia forces, trying to stop the convoy’s movement. Pro-Kiev local militias alleged the column was heading toward Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol, on the Azov Sea. Semen Semenchenko, the commander of the Azov Battalion, a paramilitary group supporting the Kiev government, said on his Facebook page that around 50 armored vehicles had crossed the border from Russia. Russia has not commented on this latest claim yet, but it has repeatedly denied the accusations by Ukraine and its Western allies that Moscow is arming the pro-Russia forces in Ukraine.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/25/376523/kiev-forces-prorussians-clash-at-border/

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/25/russian-tanks-armored-vehicles-enter-southeast-ukraine/?intcmp=latestnews

IranIran

 Headline:   Tehran Vows to ‘Accelerate’ Arming of Palestinians

Tehran will “accelerate” arming Palestinians in Judea and Samaria in retaliation for Israel allegedly deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military commander said on Monday. “We will accelerate the arming of the West Bank and we reserve the right to give any response,” said General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of aerial forces of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, in a statement on their official website sepahnews.com. The warning comes a day after the Guards said they had brought down an Israeli stealth drone above the Natanz uranium enrichment site in the center of the country. Hours later, a senior Iranian official said on Sunday that parts of the drone remained intact. General Ramazan Sharif, a spokesman for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, was quoted by The Associated Press (AP) as having told Iranian state television that officials believed the drone to be a “new generation” drone used by Israel. “Major parts of the devices of the drone are intact and have been received by our friends that can be used for further information,” Sharif was quoted as having said.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/184392#.U_tycWNWV8E

Headline: Iranian deputy FM visits Saudi Arabia in first for regional rivals since Rouhani’s ascent

Shi’ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are enmeshed in a struggle for influence across the Middle East and back opposing sides in conflicts and political disputes in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and Yemen. But both Riyadh and Tehran welcomed this month’s appointment of incoming Shi’ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Iraq, which is battling to contain the extremist threat of the Islamic State militant group. IRNA said Abdollahian is scheduled to meet Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal on issues concerning the two countries, in the first such visit since the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iranian-deputy-FM-visits-Saudi-Arabia-in-first-for-regional-rivals-since-Rouhanis-ascent-372209

AfghanistanAfghanistan

Headline:    War News for Monday, August 25th, 2014

Reported security incidents
#1: A truck driver and a cleaner were killed early on Monday as unidentified gunmen attacked a tanker in Jamrud tehsil on the Pak-Afghan highway. The tanker was transporting goods for Nato forces deployed in Afghanistan. Official sources said the tanker was attacked near the Wazir Dhand area of Jamrud which is situated in the northwestern tribal region of Khyber.

#2: Six foreign security personnel and an Afghan translator were injured in a suicide bombing on a military convoy in Afghanistan Sunday, an official said. “At around 3 p.m. Sunday, a militant rammed his car bomb into a convoy of foreign soldiers in Jalalabad city in eastern Nangarhar province. The blast wounded six troops and their local translator,” Xinhua quoted provincial government spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai as saying. One military vehicle was also destroyed in the attack. However, the nationality of the injured remains unknown.

#3: Two prisoners and a child were killed on Sunday during an attempted prison break in southern Afghanistan, a top police official said. The chief of police for Zabul province in southeastern Afghanistan, Ghulam Saki Roghlewanai, said some explosives had been placed earlier near a prison wall.

#4: At least one person was killed and 15 others were injured when a hand grenade was thrown at a restaurant in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province in the southwest, police said today.

#5: A Taliban commander was killed today in a remote controlled IED blast in Pakistan’s restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan. The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast took place outside the house of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, known as Khabare, in Mehraban Kalay area of Tirrah Valley in Khyber Agency, sources said.

#6: A commander of armed militants killed with his 2 bodyguards during military activities of Afghan National Army (commando) unit last night. Defense ministry press office said BNA, Commander Sanaullah who was involved in organizing terrorist attacks in Behsod district of Nangarhar province, killed with his 2 bodyguards during military activities of (ANA) commando unit.

#7: A member of peace council was killed by unknown gunmen in Ghazni province this morning. Shafiq Nang spokesman of Ghazni governor told BNA, Dr. Mohammad Ghani Bahadri member of peace council and tribal influential, which previously was head of provincial peace council in the province shot dead by gunmen in Ghazni city.

#8: At least five civilians were injured in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan following cross-border shelling from the other side of Durand Line.

#9: At least four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were martyred following roadside bomb explosion, defense officials said Monday.

#10: At least 35 Taliban militants were killed during joint military operations conducted by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

http://warnewstoday.blogspot.com/

SudanSudan

Headline:  S. Sudan army claims rebels entered Unity state from Sudan

Headline: South Sudan rivals sign new ceasefire deal

South Sudanese loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar are crossing into Unity state from Sudan with heavy military equipment, a spokesperson for the army said. Col. Philip Aguer did not directly accuse Khartoum of aiding the rebels, but said actions by the latter contravened the cessation of hostilities agreement signed between government and the opposition. “There have been unusual activities, including hostile movement of rebels of Riek Machar with heavy equipment and weapons crossing into Unity state from Sudan, which is a violation of the agreements that have been signed with the rebels and others,” he told the state-owned SSTV. Samuel Goch, a national lawmaker, said the Sudanese government had allowed rebels to carry out “illegal and provocative acts”.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article52156

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/08/south-sudan-ceasefire-deal-2014825135823800543.html

LibyaLibya

Headline: Rockets Target Lifeline Airport in Eastern Libya

Attackers fired rockets at eastern Libya’s Labraq airport on Monday, its director said, targeting one of the oil producer’s few functioning air hubs as violence between armed groups escalates. The airport east of the city of Benghazi has become a major gateway into Libya since Egypt and Tunisia canceled almost all flights to the capital Tripoli and the west of the country last week, citing security reasons. The North African nation has descended into anarchy with a weak government unable to control fighters, who helped topple strongman Moammar Gadhafi in 2011 but now vie for control of territory and resources. The unknown attackers used a Grad multiple rocket launcher, but did not cause any major damage and Labraq was still operating, according to director Abu Bakr al-Abidi.

comment***Sunday’s news showed us that Islamic militants took over and now control Tripoli International Airport

 

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/23/libyan-militants-claim-to-have-taken-control-tripoli-airport/

Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-rockets-target-lifeline-airport-in-eastern-libya/2427148.html

Headline:Libya jihadists urge Islamist unity as lawmakers fight back

A Libyan jihadist group urged other Islamists to unite under its banner on Monday after parliament appointed a new army chief to tackle the unrest sweeping the North African nation. Ansar al-Sharia, which Tripoli and Washington have both branded a “terrorist” organisation, made the call as Libya’s foreign minister and his counterparts from neighbouring states met in Cairo to discuss the Islamist threat. “Unite with the mujahedeen in Benghazi so together we can defend the same objective — a total rejection of any Western plan” for Libya, Ansar al-Sharia said in an online message aimed at other militias in the violence-plagued country. “Proclaim that your struggle is for sharia (Islamic law) and not democratic legitimacy, so the world unites under the same banner to bolster the forces of good against the forces of evil,” it added. Ansar al-Sharia urged other Islamists to beware what it dubbed Western plots aimed at “opposing the mujahedeen under the pretext that they are extremists”.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/109186/World/Region/Libya-jihadists-urge-Islamist-unity-as-lawmakers-f.aspx

Headline: Egypt, UAE involved in covert Libyan airstrikes

Headline: Egypt sponsors initiative to disarm Libya’s militias

Airstrikes by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were launched against anti-government militias in Libya last week, four senior U.S. officials revealed Monday. The attacks against Islamic militias in the vicinity of Tripoli, Libya’s capital, were performed without the knowledge or consent of the United States. In fact, U.S. diplomats — more interested in a negotiated peace in Libya — were explicitly told no air operation was planned. “We don’t see this as constructive at all,” said one U.S. official. The battle in Libya comes as Arab powers line up on both sides of the pro-democracy Arab Spring’s aftermath. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates form a bloc against Islamist movements including the Muslim Brotherhood, backed by governments that include Turkey and Qatar. Two airstrikes against Islamists in the Tripoli area were launched last week, with Egypt providing bases of operations and the UAE — whose Air Force was supplied and trained by the United States — providing the pilots and planes, the diplomats said. Despite the attacks, the militants were successful in capturing Tripoli’s airport. The airstrikes were initially regarded as mystery, with no one claiming credit and witnesses unaware of whose planes were engaged in the bombing.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/08/25/Egypt-UAE-involved-in-covert-Libyan-airstrikes/5921408985207/?spt=sec&or=tn

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/109201/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-sponsors-initiative-to-disarm-Libyas-militia.aspx

TunisiaTunisia

Headline:   ERDOĞAN SPEAKS TO PRESIDENT OF TUNISIA OVER GAZA

President-elect Erdoğan and President of Tunisia Moncef Marzouki spoke Saturday on the phone about the latest developments in Gaza and the surrounding region. According to the Prime Ministry office, Erdoğan stated to Merzuki that only a fair ceasefire agreement can lead to lasting peace in Gaza and all international parties should take initiative for restarting the peace talks between Hamas and Israel. Merzuki informed Erdoğan that he has been planning to gather an assembly in support of Gaza. Both leaders agreed to meet at the United Nations general assembly on September in New York.
Aug. 24, 2014

http://www.dailysabah.com/politics/2014/08/23/erdogan-speaks-to-president-of-tunisia-over-gaza

MoroccoMorocco

Headline:   Morocco arrests ISIS suspects

Moroccan judicial police arrested two men linked with the Islamic State (ISIS), MAP reported on Friday (August 22nd). The two, whose identities were not disclosed, “planned to receive military training” before taking action in Morocco, “under the Islamic State’s plans to expand its field of operations” outside Iraq and Syria, an interior ministry statement said. It did not say when or where police made the arrests. One of the suspects had links with a Fes crime ring group. The investigation led to the arrest of four people in the city.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://magharebia.com/en_GB/articles/awi/newsbriefs/general/2014/08/25/newsbrief-01

Headline:ISIS Beheads its Moroccan Leader Over Espionage

According to Alyoum24, Ubaida Almaghribi, who is originally from Morocco, and served as the head of intelligence services of the ISIS organization in the city of Aleppo, Syria, was beheaded after being accused for reporting information on the activities, movements, and plans of ISIS to the United Kingdom. This is the first time the organization announces the execution of one of its members.
Aug. 24, 2014

http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2014/08/137156/isis-beheads-its-moroccan-leader-over-espionage/

germanyGermany

Headline: Germany: no Iraq combat troops or weapons to PKK

Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out sending German combat troops to Iraq and is dismissing suggestions her country could send weapons to the separatist Kurdish PKK movement. Germany said last week it is prepared to arm the regional Kurdish government forces battling Islamic militants in northern Iraq. It’s still determining what to send them. Sunday’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reported some German government lawmakers also are considering arming the PKK, which the EU classifies a terrorist organization. Merkel, however, said the group “does not come into question as a recipient” of German arms. Merkel said in an interview with ARD television Sunday that Berlin “will not under any circumstances send combat troops to Iraq” and has no “concrete plans” to send troops in any other function, such as training.
Aug. 24, 2014

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/08/24/4306434/germany-no-iraq-combat-troops.html

TurkeyTurkey

Headline: Report: 3 Chinese workers abducted in Turkey

Headline: Istanbul residents in violent protest over Syrian refugees: reports

Kurdish rebels have abducted three Chinese workers in southeast Turkey and attacked a thermal power plant where they worked, injuring a security guard, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported Monday. The Anadolu Agency said the workers were seized while grocery shopping near the town Silopi on Sunday and that Turkish security forces had launched an operation to rescue them. The Chinese Embassy in Ankara would not confirm the report. Officials in Silopi could not immediately be reached for comment while Firat news, a Kurdish news agency that is close to the rebels, made no mention of the reported incident. The Anadolu Agency said Kurdish rebels attacked the plant with rocket-propelled grenades and rifles late on Sunday. Kurdish rebels have abducted foreigners in the past to draw attention to their cause, but none have come to any harm. The attack by the autonomy-seeking Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, is widely believed to be retaliation to the killing in another town last week of a Kurd who was protesting against the Turkish security forces’ removal of a statue of a Kurdish rebel fighter.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11314194

http://news.yahoo.com/istanbul-residents-violent-protest-over-syrian-refugees-reports-133628073.html;_ylt=AwrBEiF1XPtTRmkA9o_QtDMD

nation against nationCooltextprophecysignLuke 21:9 and Matthew 24:7 speak of nation against nation and kingdom against kingdom in the end times. Revelation 6:3-4 speaks of the fiery red horse given power to make men slay one another and Revelation 6:8 speaks again of this red horse in conjunction with the pale horse of Death and Hades, as the one that has the power to kill by sword.  Luke 21:9: wars & commotions; the Greek word here is Akatastasia, meaning instability, a state of disorder, disturbance, confusion (revolutions)   Matthew 24:7: the Greek word for nation is Ethnos & refers to various ethnic groups fighting among themselves, where the next sentence in the verse refers to kingdoms (basileiva) fighting one another (not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom)

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Headline:   KKK is using pamphlets to recruit in the Hamptons in Long Island

Headline:   Gutiérrez On Coming Obama Executive Amnesty: ‘Get Prepared’

Even KKK members summer in the Hamptons. The Ku Klux Klan has been leaving recruitment pamphlets next to mailboxes and in driveways in Hampton Bays over the past few weeks. The hate-filled leaflets include racist cartoons and caution recipients to “beware” of people looking to steal their jobs in the Suffolk County community, said the Southampton Town Police Department. The flyers promote the Loyal White Knights, a North Carolina-based Klan group, which has recruited in other states, according to reports. The Suffolk County hate crime unit has been notified, but distributing such leaflets is legal. Robert Jones, grand dragon of the Loyal White Knights, said he didn’t know anything about the New York recruitment — but had an idea what it was about. “Everybody’s fed up with immigration,” Jones told Newsday, which first reported the leaflets. “That’s why we have so many people from New York calling right now.”
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/kkk-recruiting-hamptons-article-1.1915500

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/25/Rep-Luis-Guti-rrez-on-Expected-Executive-Order-Get-Prepared

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Headline:   Brazil prison rioters behead 2, throw 1 off roof

Riot has broken out in a Brazilian prison where at least two prisoners are beheaded and another is killed by being thrown off the roof. Military police captain Ricardo Pinto said on Sunday that two agents were taken hostage after the riot erupted by the inmates of the penitentiary in the city of Cascavel, located in the Paraná state. Captain Pinto said negotiations still continued 12 hours after the riot started in an effort to bring better conditions in the prison. Authorities learned of the third man’s death after they said two had been decapitated at the jail, which is home to more than 1000 inmates. Pinto said the revolt erupted before sunrise and after the inmates captured a guard during breakfast.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/25/376474/brazil-prison-rioters-behead-2-kill-1/

comment****Since we know Islamists are spreading at an alarming rate, and the photo above shows the militants have their faces covered, I want to address this question that some of you have: WHY do they cover their faces?  Well, besides the fact they don’t want their identity known, it is an Islamic tradition to do this before battle.  It is called Sunnah (the way of life prescribed for Muslims) of their prophet and that of his companions, as the following lines show:

On what is known in Islam as the Day of Conquest, that is, the Conquest of Mecca, Sira provides these lines: The Messenger of Allah mobilized his companions. The tribes passed with their leaders, squadrons, and flags…. When the green battalion of the Messenger of God appeared, black dust rose from the hooves of the horses, and the people began to pass….Until the Messenger of god passed by marching on his female camel al-Qaswa, between Abu Bakr and Usayd b. Hudayr, and he was talking to them. Al-Abbas said, “This is the Messenger of God with his green battalion, in it are Muhajirn and the Ansar. The have flags and banners. With every clan of the Ansar is a flag and a banner. Clad in iron, one sees only their eye balls….” (The Life of Muhammad, Al-Waqidi’s Kitab al-Maghazi, Translated by Rizwi Faizer, Amal Ismail, and AbdulKader Tayob, Routledge; New York, NY, 1st Publication, 2011; P. 404.)

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/05/nigeria-islamic-jihadists-of-boko-haram-murder-at-least-29-farm-workers

Headline:  Pro-, anti-premier demos held in Pakistan capital

Supporters and opponents of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have once again taken to the streets in the capital Islamabad. Supporters of opposition politician Imran Khan held an anti-government protest in the city on Sunday. The demonstrators reiterated that they will keep protesting until Sharif steps down. According to reports, Sharif supporters burnt Khan’s pictures in a show of support for the government in another part of the capital. So far, negotiations between the government and Khan have failed to bring about a solution to the current standoff, with both sides sticking to their positions. Tens of thousands of people have descended on Islamabad in recent days, answering the call from Khan and cleric Muhammad Tahir ul- Qadri to push for Sharif’s departure. However, the government has rejected the calls for resignation.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/25/376471/pakistanis-hold-rival-rallies-in-capital/

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Headline: Kuwaiti navy carries out live ammunition drill

comment***Look at the map above- What do you think they’re drilling for?

 

Kuwait Naval Force carried out a drill with live ammunition scoring direct hits as a result of the naval forces’ hard work and devotion and rigorous training. The Ministry of Defense, in a statement released on Monday, quoted General Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Al-Othman, as praising, after attending the exercise, efforts of the participating personnel including officers for accurate targeting. Lieut. Gen. Al-Othman, accompanied by senior officers, reached the shooting site aboard a naval boat. He nudged the participating troops and officers to continue to excel for sake of upgrading the Kuwaiti Army readiness and performance for protection of the homeland, with guidance of His Highness the Amir’s sagacious leadership.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2393534&language=en

 EuroCooltextprophecysign Economic collapse Revelation 6:5-6 & Daniel 2:41-43- Decline of the Euro “ When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” (Revelation) “Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.” (Daniel 2:41-43)

Headline:  France thrown into political turmoil after government dissolved

France has entered uncharted political waters after the prime minister, Manuel Valls, presented his government’s resignation amid a political crisis triggered by his maverick economy minister who called for an end to austerity policies imposed by Germany. The prime minister, a social democrat who has been compared to Tony Blair, acted with characteristic swiftness in a bid to reassert his authority. His aides had let it be known on Sunday that the economy minister, Arnaud Montebourg, had crossed a “yellow line” for his dual crime of criticising both the president of France and a valued ally. Montebourg, 51, fired his first broadside in an interview with Le Monde on Saturday and followed up with a speech to a Socialist party rally the following day. In a veiled reference to President François Hollande, he said that conformism was an enemy and “my enemy is governing”. “France is a free country which shouldn’t be aligning itself with the obsessions of the German right,” he said, urging a “just and sane resistance”.
Aug. 25, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/25/french-government-resigns-francois-hollande-manuel-valls