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Israel and the ‘Jihadi Spring’

‘”Tel Aviv will fall as fast as Mosul when the time is right”, a DAASH ally explained.’

Forget the “Arab Spring” that never was.  We are now in a “Jihadi Spring” that is very real. That murderous Al Qaeda spinoff  the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), known locally as DAASH, has already taken control of large parts of Syria and Iraq and yesterday seized a transit point with Jordan.

But what do they really have in mind?  It’s not that hard to guess.  Frank Lamb, a man bizarrely sympathetic to DAASH/ISIS (a group that likes to lop off people’s heads!) and in contact with their leadership, writes at a website called muslimvillage.com that their dual goal is to establish a Sunni caliphate and, naturally, “liberate” Palestine:

… “All countries in this region are playing the sectarian card just as they have long played the Palestinian card but the difference with ISIS is that we are serious about Palestine and they are not. Tel Aviv will fall as fast as Mosul when the time is right”, a DAASH ally explained. Another gentleman insisted, “DAASH will fight where no one else is willing.”

Roger L. Simon » Israel and the ‘Jihadi Spring’

Israel struck nine Syrian targets in response to boy’s death, and a boost for the rebel bid for Quneitra

Israel carried out nine strikes against Syrian military targets after midnight Monday, June 23, in retaliation for the Kornet rocket attack which killed an Israeli boy and injured two others a few hours earlier. They were conducted by air strikes and Spike NLOS anti-tank missiles (Tamuz), against Syrian firing positions, its 90th Brigade command center in Quneitra and three battalions.

The IDF Spokesman called the strikes a direct response to ongoing cross-border aggression which culminated in Sunday’s deadly missile attack.

Israel struck nine Syrian targets in response to boy’s death, and a boost for the rebel bid for Quneitra

WASHINGTON: ISIS could destabalize the entire Middle East, Obama and Kerry warn

Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

The Iraqi public will ultimately reject the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the extremist Sunni group threatening Iraq’s government, but the group still represents a medium- and long-term threat to the United States, Obama said.

“We’re going to have to be vigilant generally. Right now the problem with ISIS is the fact that they’re destabilizing the country,” Obama said, using a common acronym for the group. “That could spill over into some of our allies like Jordan.”

WASHINGTON: ISIS could destabalize the entire Middle East, Obama and Kerry warn | The Bellingham Herald

At some point someone is going to figure out a way to drag Israel into this mess. That will refocus everybody’s attention to Israel. Instead of fighting each other they will fight Israel. Except, this time it will be a fight to the death.

Think of the Middle East as a giant sandpile mountain range. We are seeing mountain-peak collapses in some areas and great instability in other areas. There is a danger that the entire mountain range could collapse. Once Israel (a different civilization) becomes involved then we could see a big collapse in the form of a great war.

If the Middle East does suffer a big collapse due to Israel, then the shock will travel around the world. Just because the dust settles in the Middle East does not mean it is over. Now the possibility of a great-power war opens up.

We already know that China and Japan are at a tipping point that will almost certainly drag in the US and escalate rapidly. Effectively, the US and China are at a tipping point too. Russia has actually threatened the West (the US) with nuclear attack for interference in the Middle East. Iran is threatening death to America and working hard to develop the nuclear arsenal to make that happen.

With great instability around the world and even more instability in the Middle East, 2014 is starting to look a lot like 1914.

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Israeli officials: We’re facing escalation on the Gaza front – Ynetnews

Analysis: Facing pressure from both the Palestinian Authority and Israel, Hamas is expected to open a front against Israel in the Gaza Strip, a conflict that is sure to make the Islamic organization stronger.

It appears Hamas is at a low point in every possible scenario, with a fake reconciliation and without it, and so Israeli officials believe that another round of violence in the Gaza Strip is coming, sooner rather than later.

Israeli officials: We’re facing escalation on the Gaza front – Israel Opinion, Ynetnews

As IDF sweeps West Bank, Gaza residents prepare for war | The Times of Israel

Gaza residents are preparing for war after Israel accused Hamas of kidnapping three Israeli teens, sources in the coastal enclave told The Times of Israel Wednesday.

The population widely believes that the Hamas leadership was indeed involved in the abduction and that after Israel has finished dealing with the kidnapping saga, it will turn its attention to the Gaza Strip.

As IDF sweeps West Bank, Gaza residents prepare for war | The Times of Israel

Israeli war jets strike Gaza targets in response to rockets firing – ANTARA News

Israeli jets and helicopters have been carrying out night airstrikes on targets that belong to Hamas militants all over the Gaza Strip after rockets were fired from the coastal enclave into Israel. No one has claimed responsibility for the rockets, but Israel held Hamas responsible for the attacks.

Violence between Israel and the Palestinians has mounted over the past six days after Israel announced that three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped by Palestinian militants in the West Bank.

Israel has directly accused Hamas for being involved in the kidnapping and started to crack down on the movement in the West Bank, detaining more than 200 of its leaders, ex-prisoners and lawmakers.

Israeli war jets strike Gaza targets in response to rockets firing – ANTARA News

IDF chief Gantz: Only a handful of states have more firepower than Hezbollah | JPost

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said Monday that only a handful of states have more firepower than Hezbollah.

Speaking at the Herzliya Conference at the Interdisciplinary Center, Gantz said, “Show me four or five states with more firepower than Hezbollah: the US, China, Russia, Israel, France, the UK.”

IDF chief Gantz: Only a handful of states have more firepower than Hezbollah | JPost | Israel News

IDF chief: Dramatic armament taking place in Gaza | The Times of Israel

Despite a period of relative calm between Israel and Gaza, terrorists in the Palestinian enclave are arming themselves with missiles that can reach deep into Israel’s heartland, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz declared Monday.

IDF chief: Dramatic armament taking place in Gaza | The Times of Israel

Israel’s neighbors are positioning themselves for the day when they will terminate Israel. The next war involving Israel will probably be a game-changer.

Hezbollah could take future battles into Israel: report | THE DAILY STAR

“The significance is that Hezbollah is liable to strive for a different kind of confrontation: Instead of reacting to an Israeli initiative and standing in the breach, taking the initiative and making a ground offensive and multi-pronged attack on Israeli territory,” he argued.

The officer said that there were signs Hezbollah was weighing trying to shorten the next campaign through ground operations in Israel.

Referring to comments by Hezbollah leadership about “conquering the Galilee,” the officer said Israel should be alert to such declarations although they might “sound arrogant, perhaps unrealistic … they might reflect Hezbollah’s intentions.”

Hezbollah could take future battles into Israel: report | THE DAILY STAR

Israel Air Force’s Firepower Continues to Build | Washington Free Beacon

The firepower of the Israel Air Force (IAF) will be four times greater by year’s end than it was two years ago, according to its commander, Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, enabling Israel to bring another round of fighting with Hezbollah to a swift end.

“We can destroy [Hezbollah’s] military capabilities and the infrastructure that supports its activities on a scale that would take decades to rebuild,” he told a conference on national security, “an unimaginable scale”.

The use of precision munitions and upgraded intelligence, based in part on satellites, accounts in good part for the increase in the IAF’s effective firepower, Eshel said. The air force could carry out thousands of accurate strikes in a single day, he said. “I believe our capabilities are second only to those of the United States.”

Israel Air Force’s Firepower Continues to Build | Washington Free Beacon

Realism and the Apocalypse of 1914 | John C. Hulsman Enterprises

“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.”

–Book of Revelation 6:8

A stable international order requires almost constant tending and certainly constant vigilance. Worryingly, these qualities seem to be almost as lacking today as they were in the fateful year of 1914. Nothing in the time that has passed since can be properly understood without a real accounting for the tragedy of the Great War. Unbiblically, there are three primary horsemen riding presently that could upset the global applecart; the lessons of 1914 cry out in each of these cases to be learned.

The First Horseman: An Unstable Multipolarity
The Second Horseman: Shackling Alliances and Blank Checks
The Third Horsemen: Slaughtering Dangerous Sacred Cows

Realism and the Apocalypse of 1914 | John C. Hulsman Enterprises

The article opens up with a quote from the 4th seal in the book of Revelations:

6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Well, I think a war involving the US, Russia and China probably would take out about one fourth of world’s population. Does that mean we really are near the opening of the 4th seal? And what happened to seals 1 to 3? I have covered this extensively here: America in Bible Prophecy: Three Biblical Signs of Impending Doom on America. My interpretation of the seals is substantially different than mainstream interpretations. I view the seals as a road-map for the entire end-time period that started around the time of Israel’s creation. Additionally, each seal is a shock – they open with a bang. For example, 9/11 was the opening of the 2nd seal in my view. The 3rd seal is nuclear war in the Middle East which subsequently starts a great-power war – the 4th seal.

It turns out you don’t have to believe any of my prophecy interpretations. We already know that a great-power is entirely possible right now between the US and an alliance of China and Russia. A great-power war is at a tipping point where a small event could make it happen. In the past I have shown how the meeting of two separate civilizations is the place where great-power wars start. Maybe that will be between China and the US in the South or East China Sea, but it is also possible between Israel and its neighbors like Syria. Given that Iran is already threatening to take out Israel if Iran is bombed by the US or Israel, and Israel is threatening to do just that, then it shouldn’t take a genius to figure out that the Middle East could easily tip into a massive war where the use of nuclear weapons by Israel is possible. If Israel were to take out its neighbors (in self-defense) with nuclear weapons, then do you think that might be enough reason to start a great-power war?

Why do you think there are only 4 horsemen of the apocalypse? There are 7 seals. Why not 7 horsemen?

There are three groups in the seals: 1-4, 5-6 and 7-7. Seals 1-3 are the lead up to 4. 5 is the lead up to 6. 7 is the lead up to 7.

The world continues pretty much normally until seal 4. Everything changes after seal 4. Hence, only 4 horsemen. A small nuclear event (nuclear terrorism instigated by Iran) in seal 5 is the lead up to a big nuclear event in seal 6 – Europe is taken out by Iran. Seal 7 opens with no bang as we are explicitly told in Revelations. That is our warning. The bang comes shortly thereafter – China and Russia are taken out again (this time for good).

A note about “the day of the lord.” Take a look at Joel 1:15:

    Alas for that day!
    For the day of the Lord is near;
    it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

Joel 1 refers to Israel. “The day of the lord” refers to destruction from the Almighty. Israel is going to get it, and it is going to get it on “the day of the lord.” This is where God is smashing somebody. And he is doing it over and over in the seals of Revelations. He is doing lots of smashing. That is why the Bible keeps telling us to watch. Watch so you do not end up getting smashed along with everyone else. Get ready because God is going to use certain countries to smash other countries. “Get ready” means you have to do a lot more than just read your Bible.

 

 

Nasrallah Hinting at War with Israel

“When the senior strategist of Hizballah – or any military group – shows off his intelligence on enemy [read Israeli] moves in detail, that is a declaration of war [on Israel],” said one Western military source.

Nevertheless, Nasrallah’s speech set off alarm signals.

“When the senior strategist of Hizballah – or any military group – shows off his intelligence on enemy moves in detail, that is a declaration of war,” said one Western military source.

Nasrallah made it clear he was not talking about Israel’s medical aid to rebels wounded in battle, but the IDF fire he said was aimed at Syrian units and positions on the Golan. Its purpose, he said, was to carve out a security zone in southern Syria.

This was taken by Israel’s military chiefs as a threat by Hizballah to make war on Israel from two fronts: Lebanon and Syria.

Nasrallah’s latest war speech is taken literally by Israeli military chiefs