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Britain / USA Tarshish & Young Lions. Bush pushes Jerusalem election issue. Headline Bush forces Hamas down Israel’s throat in Jerusalem. Olmert government is stunned - Debkafile January 9 Event

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Britain / USATarshish & Young Lions


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Bush pushes Jerusalem election issue

Headline

Bush forces Hamas down Israel’s throat in Jerusalem.

Olmert government is stunned - Debkafile January 9

Event

Sunday night Jan 8, US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice discussed the forthcoming Palestinian elections to the legislative council on the telephone with Palestinian Authority chairman Abu Mazen. Jerusalem was not briefed, DEBKAfile’s political sources report.

Twelve hours later, the US consul in Jerusalem Jacob Walles visited Abu Mazen’s office in Ramallah with an oral message from President George W. Bush. According to our sources, it was a presidential guarantee that all the Palestinian parties running for election on Jan 25 would be allowed to campaign openly in East Jerusalem. The Israeli government was not informed of the extraordinary step taken by Bush over its head and in respect of Israeli sovereign territory.

The step has some disturbing implications:

1. The Bush administration took advantage of Ehud Olmert’s having been less than a week in the job of acting prime minister and treated his reluctance to undertake firm decisions - as long as prime minister Ariel Sharon’s condition was uncertain -as a leadership vacuum in Jerusalem.

2. Olmert’s failure to come down decisively on the Jerusalem issue has a serious consequence: Washington’s intercession enables the terrorist Hamas group to fly its green flags and hold rallies on Temple Mount with its standard calls for jihad against Israel, as well as piling its voter slips at Israeli government post offices as an option for the Palestinian voter. By this device, the backhanded recognition of a Palestinian terrorist organization sworn to destroy the Jewish state has been thrust down the interim government’s throat.

Governing circles in Jerusalem were stunned by the White House action.


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Comment

Last week we mentioned in the WWW that on the day that Israel was thrown into turmoil with the events surrounding Ariel Sharon, the Roman Catholic Church made a statement over Jerusalem saying that the Jewish people cannot be trusted to exercise control over it.

Now we find out that during this week President Bush himself has intervened over Jerusalem as well.

He has guaranteed the Palestinian leader Abu Mazen that the ALL Palestinians can campaign openly in east Jerusalem in the run up to the Palestinian elections on the 25th January.

As the article stated “The Israeli government was not informed of the extraordinary step taken by Bush over its head and in respect of Israeli sovereign territory.”

Israel had said that Palestinians could not vote in East Jerusalem if Hamas took part. Hamas publicly advocates the destruction of Israel, and has been responsible for hundreds of attacks against Israelis.

Israel hasn't prevented Hamas from participating in municipal elections but Jerusalem is uniquely sensitive.

President Bush’s intervention, allowing Hamas to campaign in Jerusalem, is in effect permitting a terrorist group that calls for the destruction of Israel to campaign publicly in the capital of the very country they want destroyed - in God’s Holy City.

We can understand why therefore the government of Israel was stunned by President Bush’s intervention.

Jerusalem is becoming a burdensome stone. President Bush has burdened himself with it. His fate is decreed below – a decree that applies to any others who try to move it.

Bible Quote Zechariah 12 3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.


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UK navy too small to defend us

Headline

Navy too small to defend us, warns First Sea Lord

Headline - DT January 15

Event

Cuts to the Royal Navy's fleet of warships will render it incapable of protecting Britain's coastline, ministers have been warned.

Admiral Sir Alan West, the First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, said any further reduction in the number of battleships could be fatal to the fleet's future. The admiral, who is due to retire next month, said : "I don't think anything should ever be sacred but we do have to be careful that we do not reduce the Navy to a level that makes recovery difficult. It takes a long time to build up a maritime force that can cope with both the expected and the unexpected. The UK's security depends on having the right range of maritime capabilities."

Comment

Tarshish is Britain. Tarshish is mentioned 21 times in the Bible. 9 times ships are mentioned in the same verse as Tarshish. The phrase “ships of Tarshish” occurs 7 times. Tarshish is a maritime power. It traded with the Phoenicians for tin, lead, iron and silver. (See Ezekiel 27:12) Britain traded with the Phoenicians for these metals. 4 times Tarshish is mentioned with the word “isles” or “isle”. An isle, is an island or maritime country. Britain is both. We are told in Isaiah 60:9 that Tarshish's ships would be involved in bringing the Jews back to their land. Britain’s ships were involved in this. However, we also read that in the end Tarshish will fail. Judgement is coming on Tarshish from God. See the verse below..

The fact the Britain’s ship numbers are reducing may contribute to this.

Bible Quote Psalm 48 7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.


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Britain warns Russia over Iran

Headline

Do not believe Teheran, Britain warns Russia

Headline DT January 18

Event

Britain warned Russia yesterday not to be fooled by "vacuous" Iranian offers of 11th-hour negotiations to avoid being reported to the United Nations. As diplomats began a campaign to raise support for reporting Iran to the UN Security Council, Moscow held out the prospect of talks with Teheran on a Russian compromise deal.

Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, also warned the West of the dangers of imposing UN sanctions on Iran. "We remember the history of sanctions against Iraq and know how it all ended," he said. "We are still overcoming the consequences."

Comment

Events are beginning to come to a head with Iran. Cracks are widening between the permanent members of the Security Council. Britain above is warning Russia not to be fooled. Russia warns “the West” about imposing sanctions on Iran – citing the corruption that took place with Iraqi sanctions.

Russia here is acting out the role prescribed for this nation by God in extremely accurate detail. God says in Ezekiel 38 that Russia would act as a “guard” to the nations that invade Israel with her. A guard is a protector, a defence, a wall. Russia, by defending Iran is acting therefore exactly as God said they would.

Britain in contrast is Tarshish mentioned in verse 13 of the same chapter. Tarshish (Britain) questions the invasion of Israel by Russia, Iran and other nations.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

13 the merchants of Tarshish, …..shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil?


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UK diplomats in Moscow spying row

Headline

UK diplomats in Moscow spying row

Headline - DT January 23

Event

Russia's state security service, the FSB, has accused British diplomats of spying in Moscow. It backed claims made in a Russian TV report which showed footage of what it said was British agents retrieving data from a fake rock planted on a street. The programme also said a UK diplomat made regular payments to Russian non-governmental organisations.

The UK Foreign Office said it was "concerned and surprised", and denied any improper conduct.

Prime Minister Tony Blair has refused to comment on the Russian claims. During his monthly news conference on Monday he appeared to try to laugh them off, saying: "Look I only saw myself on Teletext this morning, the business about Russia.”

Comment

More Cold War developments. The Russian bear is growling. But what does Britain do? Britain laughs nervously. With Bible in hand we know the direction that Russia is taking and will take in the future.

Note as well the reaction of the UK Foreign Office. They were “concerned and surprised”. In Ezekiel 38 Tarshish (Britain) reacts with a huge amount of concern and surprise when Russia invades Israel as it questions what Russia is doing. One thing is certain though – Tony Blair (if still in power) will not be laughing then.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?


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US military at breaking point

Headline

US military 'at breaking point‘

Headline BBC online January 26

Event

The US military has become dangerously overstretched because of the scale of its operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, two reports have warned. One, by former officials in the Clinton administration, said the pressure of repeated deployments was very corrosive and could have long-term effects. The second, ordered by the Pentagon and yet to be released, reportedly calls the army "stretched to breaking point". About 138,000 US troops remain in Iraq, on top of deployments to Afghanistan and Kosovo.

Comment

The US is under pressure. It is in effect fighting 2 wars. One in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.

Britain is also under pressure. It announced this week that it is preparing to send another 3,500 troops to Afghanistan. This is a major deployment for the UK and there is talk within the army of things becoming extremely over stretched. In the final war over Israel we know that Russia and its allies will in fact overrun Israel and sweep through into Egypt. Two thirds living in Israel will be killed. Britain and her “young lions” will not be able to prevent this from happening as they did in World War 1 and World War 2. The overstretched situation therefore may still be there when the final invasion takes place. The old lion (Britain) the her young lions (USA, Australia etc) will be broken. Only the return of Jesus will save the remaining Jews.

Bible Quote Job 4 10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.


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US & Europe at odds over Hamas

Headline

US & Europe at odds as Israel cuts Palestinian funds

Headline – DT January 31

Event

Israel cut off funds to the Palestinian Authority yesterday, as Hamas rejected a chorus of international demands that it renounce violence and recognise the Jewish state.

The Israeli move came as America and Europe appeared at odds over how to respond to the election victory of Hamas in last week's Palestinian elections.

Differences between the EU and American positions were betrayed earlier when the EU adopted a much softer position than the US, apparently waiting to see what kind of Palestinian government would be established.

Comment

It all eventually will boil (and is boiling) down to this…. Is it a nation that backs the Palestinian / Arab cause – or is it a nation that backs the Israel / Jewish cause. This is the fault line of the whole world. When it comes to it, almost all nations will back Arab over Jew. The exceptions are Tarshish (Britain) and her young lions (US, Canada, Australia, India etc). Europe (both political and religious) will back the Arab. Russia and her allies (including Iran, Libya and northern Africa) will also back the Arab. This may seem strange when Europe appears to be stirring up hatred amongst its Muslim population. However, Europe and Muslim will be united in their hatred of God’s people the Jews when the final great war eventually begins..

The fault line is detailed in the article above as the US and Europe already begin to differ in their response to the Hamas election victory. US with Jew / Europe with Arab.

Bible Quote Genesis 16 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. The Arab people were descended from Ishmael


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US prepares military blitz on Iran

Headline

US prepares military blitz against Iran's nuclear sites

Headline – Sunday Telegraph February 12

Event

Strategists at the Pentagon are drawing up plans for devastating bombing raids backed by submarine-launched ballistic missile attacks against Iran's nuclear sites as a "last resort" to block Teheran's efforts to develop an atomic bomb.

Central Command and Strategic Command planners are identifying targets, assessing weapon-loads and working on logistics for an operation, the Sunday Telegraph has learnt. "This is more than just the standard military contingency assessment," said a senior Pentagon adviser. "This has taken on much greater urgency in recent months.“ The prospect of military action could put Washington at odds with Britain which fears that an attack would spark violence across the Middle East.

Comment

The tension is mounting quickly now between Iran and the USA. Reports are emerging of a developing military plan to attack Iran’s nuclear sites. The difficulty is that this time Britain is a long way from backing America on this. The UK has not recovered from the “dossier” produced by Tony Blair which said categorically that Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons etc. The other issue the USA has is over troop numbers – it is extremely (even dangerously) overstretched. Its only solution really is the one above – a missile strike. The Bible makes absolutely clear that Iran is one of the nations that does invade Israel. Therefore, as Iran has to do this, there is a possibility that no military invasion ever does take place against them.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:


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Blair – God will judge me on Iraq

Headline

Blair: God will judge me on Iraq

Headline DT March 4

Event

Tony Blair believes he will be judged by God and history on whether he did the "right thing" in taking Britain to war against Iraq three years ago. Interviewed by Michael Parkinson, Mr Blair said he "struggled" with his conscience over the decision to join the US-led invasion.

More than 100 British servicemen, as well as thousands of Iraqis have died in the continuing insurgency. It was the frankest admission Mr Blair has yet made about how his religious beliefs influence his actions as Prime Minister, particularly the life and death decisions involved in military action. Mr Blair said he made policy decisions according to his conscience, which is guided by his Christian faith. But he did not go as far as President George W Bush who reportedly claimed that his decision to invade Iraq was "a mission from God".

Comment

Judgement is coming – Tony Blair is right on that score. Judgement is coming on Britain the Bible makes clear in a number of places. See Isaiah 23:1 - 14

It is interesting that President Bush and now Tony Blair both claim to have been influenced by religious beliefs in regard to the invasion of Iraq. President Bush even said he was on a mission from God.

The point is this - leaders of the world are influenced by God. He uses godless men to bring about his judgements. See the verse below when God used Nebuchadnezzar!

Bible Quote Jeremiah 25 9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land,


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US – “We won’t let Iran go nuclear”

Headline

We won't let Iran go nuclear, warns Cheney

Headline DT March 8

Event

The Bush administration yesterday forced Russia to abandon a compromise proposal over Iran's nuclear programme as it stepped up the pressure on Teheran.

In the most hawkish rhetoric from a senior US official in months, the vice-president, Dick Cheney, said Iran would not be allowed to have nuclear weapons and hinted at the use of force if it pressed ahead with its nuclear programme.

"For our part, the United States is keeping all options on the table. We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.“ he said

His remarks to the annual conference of the pro-Israel lobbying group, AIPAC, were a marked change from the diplomatic language over the past year.

Comment

We really are seeing the nations lining up exactly as prophesied in the scriptures. Russia backing Iran. This is mentioned in Ezekiel 38. In Bible language we read of Gog and Persia. In the article above we see the USA backing Israel – this is also mentioned in Ezekiel 38. In Bible language we read of Israel and the young lions of Tarshish. Note on the wall behind Dick Cheney the merged flags of Israel and America!

We are not just trying to fit modern events into Biblical passages. Over 150 years ago in the preface to his book Elpis Israel, John Thomas wrote "Russia's mission is to reduce all the nations of the Old World, save Britain and her dependencies.” !!

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof , shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey?


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Teheran threatens US

Headline

Teheran threatens to inflict 'harm and pain' on US over nuclear row - Headline DT March 9

Event

Iran issued a chilling threat to inflict "harm and pain" on America yesterday as it headed for confrontation at the United Nations Security Council over its suspected nuclear weapons programme. Teheran's most overt menaces to date were repeated several times at the meeting of the governing board of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Iranian officials declined to spell out precisely what Iran would do.

But experts say Iran's options include driving up oil prices, blocking the passage of tankers through the Gulf, stirring more chaos in Iraq, fomenting violence against Israel or promoting terrorist attacks against the West. Iran's threats came as the United States gave warning that Teheran had in the past six months produced enough intermediate uranium compounds to make 10 nuclear bombs if its enrichment programme was not halted.

Comment

Iran is the modern area of the ancient land of the Medes. We read in Jeremiah that the kings of the Medes are raised up to attack Babylon (modern day Iraq). It is interesting that we have a king of the Medes whose spirit has been raised up. America has accused Iran of sending men into Iraq to help train, arm and fight in Iraq. There have been rumours of Iranian involvement in Iraq since before the 2003 war began. There could well be further destruction in the land of Iraq. Iran will have to go through Iraq on the way through to Israel.

Bible Quote Jeremiah 51 11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.


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Human rights defeat for US

Headline

Human rights defeat for US

Headline – DT March 16

Event

America's attempt to derail a new human rights body for the United Nations was foiled in a landslide vote yesterday, with nations as diverse as Britain and Cuba ignoring Washington's plea for rejection. In an unusual display of near-unanimity, the world body voted 170-4 to create a Human Rights Council to replace its discredited predecessor, the Commission on Human Rights.

The council's creation has been described as the centrepiece of attempts to reform the UN's archaic machinery and the American No vote is widely seen as a gloomy omen for the new body. Delegates applauded after giant screens in the UN's general assembly showed only America, Israel and two tiny pro-American Pacific island states voting against.

Comment

America and Israel (were almost) alone out of the entire world in voting against this new human rights body. The motives of Israel and the US voting in this way are not clear. But one thing is clear. Human Rights tend to create anti-Semitism. Human rights say that man has the answer NOT God. They promote godlessness and wickedness. Since the 1789 declaration of the rights of man 2 world wars have been fought. 6 million Jews have been killed. With the complete rejection of the Bible as having any authority at all, anti Jewish feeling increases in the world. The UN and human rights organisations almost always come down against Israel.

Bible Quote Revelation 16 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.


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Vice-Admiral Adrian Johns

Immorality in the UK

Headline

Election of lesbian bishop 'will cause Church to unravel‘

New attitude to gay sailors has cut 'unhealthy secrecy'

Headline DT March 12 & 17

Event

An Anglican clergywoman in a long-term, same-sex relationship is set to become the first lesbian bishop, causing uproar among traditionalists. The evangelical wing of the worldwide Anglican Communion has said that the election of the Rev Bonnie Perry will lead to the "unravelling" of the Church.

The chief of Royal Navy personnel said yesterday that it was "unhealthy" that until recently gay sailors had been forced to keep their sexuality secret.

Vice-Admiral Adrian Johns revealed the Navy's new attitude towards homosexuals before giving a speech entitled "Reaping the rewards of a gay-friendly workplace."

At a conference in London organised by Stonewall, the homosexual rights campaign group, the Second Sea Lord said the Navy was now accommodating gays and lesbians.

Comment

Tarshish is in trouble. Immorality now pervades every corner of life here in Britain. It is absolutely alarming the rate of descent now into days like Sodom and Gomorrah. Interesting that the NAVY gives a speech like this and then we read below that the NAVY of Britain is going to be broken. Likewise the state “Church” which if course encompasses the whole Anglican Church worldwide will also come to an end.

Bible Quote Psalm 48 7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

Romans 1 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;


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Mark Thompson

Powerful Catholic laymen in Britain

Headline

BBC chief is 'most powerful Catholic layman in Britain'

Headline DT March 17

Event

Mark Thompson, the director general of the BBC, is the most influential Roman Catholic lay person in Britain, according to an analysis by the Catholic weekly The Tablet. Ruth Kelly, the Education Secretary, who has faced criticism for her links with Opus Dei, and Cherie Booth, a successful lawyer and the Prime Minister's wife, are second and third.

The magazine, which publishes its list of the 100 top Catholics today, said its analysis demonstrated how accepted Catholics had become in the life of the nation and the establishment.

Most of those on the list, which aims to identify those who have the greatest impact on public life by wielding the most influence or power, practise their faith.

Comment

Protestantism was in effect a rejection of Roman Catholicism. It was a protest against Rome. A rejection of the Pope and all he stood for. And an acceptance of the Bible as the authority. There were many reasons for Britain casting off Rome – not all good. But one of the main ones was as people began to read the Bible in their own language (English) they began to realise the falsehood of the teaching of the “Church”. We see now though in Britain people in very high-up and influential positions who are “promoting” Catholicism. The Lord Jesus highlights this religion out of all religions in Revelation 17 when he compares it to a harlot. A harlot that all the kings of the earth have fallen for. It is totally anti the coming kingdom of God.

Bible Quote Rev 5 upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH


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Bush warns Iran over Israel

Headline

Bush warns Iran: don't touch our ally Israel

Headline - DT March 21

Event

President George W Bush yesterday issued a stark warning to Iran when he said that America's military would be ordered into action if Teheran carried out its threat to attack Israel.

Using the most uncompromising language he has employed to date in dealing with Iran's nuclear threat, Mr Bush said: "I see a threat in Iran. The threat is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel. "I've made it clear and I'll make it clear again, that we will use military might to protect our ally Israel," Mr Bush said to applause.

Comment

America is using extremely explicit language here in reference to Iran and Israel. Iran recently threatened to “wipe Israel off the map”. President Bush now tells Iran it will use military might to protect its ally Israel.

We cannot fail to see how Israel – one of the smallest countries in the world - is becoming the very centre of the world’s attention.

The nations are lining up exactly as prophesied. Iran wanting to destroy Israel. America (a young lion of Britain - the old lion) continues to back Israel.

The Bible makes clear that America’s military might will NOT be enough to protect Israel in the coming war. The nations WILL invade Israel and overrun it. Only the return of Jesus Christ will save the Jewish nation.

Bible Quote Daniel 11 44 therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.


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US warns Russia over Iran

Headline

(1) US warns Russia over Iran

(2) Missile exports to Iran alarm US

Headline BBC online April 19 & 21

Event

(1) A senior US official has called on Russia to stop helping Iran build its first civilian nuclear power station.

After talks in Moscow to discuss Iran's nuclear programme, US envoy Nicholas Burns said other nations should not help Iran, even on civilian projects.

The tension between the US and Russia comes despite attempts to present a united front to Iran.

(2) Washington has asked Moscow to reconsider selling Iran anti-aircraft missiles as the crisis over its nuclear programme continues. Russia plans to sell Tehran 29 TOR M1 mobile surface-to-air missile defence systems in a deal said to be worth about US $700 million (£392m).

"This is not time for business as usual with the Iranian government," a top US state department official said. The US also urged other states like China to review defence sales to Iran.

Comment

Russia is becoming ever more daring in its antagonism of America. America is becoming ever more alarmed at Russia’s moves in the Middle East. We are looking in effect at the future King of the North (Russia) and the future King of the South (America and UK etc) sparring verbally. One day it will cease to be verbal. It will be military.

Bible Quote Daniel 11 40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind


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Bush refuses to rule out nuclear strike

Headline

Bush refuses to rule out nuclear strike on Iran

Headline DT April 19

Event

President George W Bush has refused to rule out a nuclear strike on Iran as diplomats from the world's major powers met to respond to Teheran's defiance over its atomic programme.

Asked at the White House if his administration was planning for the possibility of a nuclear strike against Iran's atomic research facilities, Mr Bush said: "All options are on the table." But he added: "We want to solve this issue diplomatically and we're working hard to do so."

American officials are reported to be discussing the possibility of nuclear strikes on Iran, fearful that if it were to develop nuclear weapons it could threaten Israel. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president who has vowed to "wipe Israel off the map", said yesterday that Iran's army was like a "meteorite" that would defeat any attack against the country.

Comment

As this standoff between Iran and America continues to create increasing tension throughout the world – the oil price continues its inexorable rise. Oil prices hit new highs this week at over $75 per barrel. One of the reasons for the rise (apart from increasing demand) is this situation in Iran. With prices increasing this will effect the economies of the world. As this world is all about money & mammon, the leaders will act if this becomes threatened. We can see how ALL nations have a stake in the Middle East due to the oil that is found there. There is a great spoil in that area.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, control of Israel gives control of the M.E.


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The Queen’s 80th birthday

Headline

The Queen’s 80th birthday

Headline DT April 21

Event

The Prince of Wales led the nation yesterday in paying tribute to the Queen, his "darling Mama", on a day of both public and private celebrations to mark her 80th birthday.

In a televised broadcast, Prince Charles praised the most "remarkable steadfastness and fortitude" and her "duty and devotion" as Queen on a day that saw more than 15,000 cheering well-wishers line Windsor's High Street during a birthday walkabout.

Comment

The Queen celebrated her 80th birthday on Friday. She has ruled Britain since 1953. The Queen is also Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

There is a possibility that the present Queen will one day bow down before Christ. She is Queen of Tarshish (Britain) (See verse below) and she has many presents to give – orbs, sceptres etc that she was given at her coronation as symbols of her authority. Interestingly her name Elizabeth comes from the Hebrew name EliySHEBA. The Queen of SHEBA brought presents to King Solomon. Solomon’s kingdom was a foreshadow of the future kingdom. Solomon himself was a type of Christ.

Perhaps our Queen EliySHEBA will visit Christ with presents.

Bible Quote Psalm 72 10 The kings [royalty] of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Psalm 89 27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.


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Russian warplanes enter Canadian radar zone

Headline

Russian warplanes enter Canadian radar zone

Headline Interfax April 22

Event

Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers managed to penetrate a radar zone near the Canadian coast during recent exercises, said Igor Khvorov, the commander of the Russian 37th air force army (strategic aviation).

"Our command-post exercises were planned, but they caused a kind of commotion in a number of countries. In particular, our planes managed to pass through a radar zone near Canadian coasts unnoticed," Khvorov said at a press conference in Moscow on Saturday.

The exercises reverberated in the Middle East, Khvorov said. "Of course, our exercises did not have anything to do with the situation in Iran, but their organization indirectly echoed in that region," he said.

The exercises involved 53 sorties and four guided missile launches, and the planes dropped about 200 heavy bombs, he said.

Comment

We said last week that Russia is becoming ever more daring in its antagonism of America. This week Russia penetrates a Canadian radar zone! Interesting that the commander of the Russian air force indirectly linked these events with the Middle East. This might well be another veiled threat - this time to America – over Iran. With a showdown over Iran a certainty at some point both sides ie America / Britain and Russia / China are becoming increasingly belligerent.

Bible Quote Daniel 11 40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind


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Plan to leave Britain out in EU cold

Headline

Prodi Victory to “Relaunch Europe”

Headline Sunday Times April 24

Event

Italy, one of the European Union’s largest and founding countries, now has an unrelenting Europhile at its helm. After Italy’s supreme court ruled on the much-disputed election results, Romano Prodi, former president of the European Commission, is now prime minister of Italy. Narrow victory aside, he is widely expected to provide new impetus to EU integration and reform.

Romano Prodi, has unveiled a plan to speed up the integration of a core group of European Union countries that threatens to leave Britain on the sidelines. In his first newspaper interview since he narrowly defeated Silvio Berlusconi last week, Prodi told The Sunday Times he would accelerate measures to bind the main continental members into a tighter alliance and breathe new life into a European constitution. He promised that despite the close result, he would stick to his 289-page manifesto and give Italy stable government for a full five-year term. He added in English with a smile: “There is no alternative.”

Comment

And so the temporary situation of Italy being pro USA and Britain is at an end. Romano Prodi (former EU president) is at the helm of this important European country. A country we certainly expect to be part of the “beast” system of Revelation 17. In one of his earliest statements he has threatened to sideline Britain and push ahead with further European integration with “core” EU countries. We can see the angels at work in the election of this man. He won with less than 0.1% of the votes!

Bible Quote Revelation 17 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 ¶ These shall make war with the Lamb,


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US accuses Russia of bullying tactics

Headline

Cheney accuses Russia of bullying tactics

Headline DT May 5

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Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, yesterday accused Russia of bullying its neighbours and backsliding on democracy in the most scathing attack on the Kremlin by a senior American official since the end of the Cold War. His comments demonstrated how far relations between the two countries have soured since George W Bush and Vladimir Putin embraced at their first meeting in 2001.

"In Russia today, opponents of reform are seeking to reverse the gains of the last decade," Mr Cheney said in a speech to Baltic and Black Sea leaders in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital. "The government has unfairly and improperly restricted the rights of her people.“ He went on to accuse Russia of using its vast energy supplies as "tools of intimidation or blackmail" and of undermining the territorial integrity of its neighbours. "Actions by the Russian government have been counterproductive and could begin to affect relations with other countries," he warned. Even by the standards of one of President Bush's foremost hawks, the comments were astonishing in their bluntness.

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The WWW 2nd slide (that was written 3 years ago) says that one of the key areas we should be looking for is the “continued turning back of Russia to anti West ways”. Dick Cheney says that Russia is reversing the gains made and accuses them of bullying their neighbours. One Russian newspaper following these remarks this week said that this speech had “signalled the start of a new Cold War”.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army


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Iran’s letter to Bush

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Ahmadinejad letter attacks Bush

Headline BBC online May 9

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Details have emerged of the surprise letter written by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to US President George W Bush.

In it, Mr Ahmadinejad criticises the US invasion of Iraq and urges Mr Bush to return to religious principles. The president also questioned the creation of Israelasking "how can this phenomenon be rationalised or explained?", Reuters reported. The president ends the letter by appealing to Mr Bush to return to religion.

The letter came as foreign ministers met for talks on Iran's nuclear crisis., But after three hours of discussions in New York, the ministers failed to agree on how to tackle the problem of Iran's atomic programme.

Comment

This letter from Ahmadinejad is apparently the first from an Iranian president to a US leader since Iran’s 1979 revolution. The price of oil actually dropped when news of the letter broke. Only to rise again when the content and the response of the US was made known! The letter came just the day before a decision on whether to impose sanctions on Iran. However Russia and China would not countenance sanctions saying they feared it could lead to another war.

And so we see Iran being “guarded” by Russia or protected. Russia is offering to help Iran with its uranium enrichment but Iran has declined so far. Iran is driving a deeper wedge between America (king of the south) and Russia (king of the north).

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

Thou = Russia thy company = Iran, Ethiopia etc A guard = protector


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Relations With U.S. Lowest in 20 Years

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Relations With U.S. Lowest in 20 Years

Headline The Moscow Times May 19

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U.S.-Russia relations appear to have sunk to their lowest level since Mikhail Gorbachev was Soviet leader. Weeks before the Group of Eight summit in St. Petersburg squabbles loom on every front, from the summit's agenda to geopolitical standoffs over the former Soviet space and the Middle East. The summit that had been intended to herald Russia's re-emergence as a major global player could turn into a diplomatic debacle.

"The question is, how acrimonious is it going to get?" said Anders Aslund, a senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics, who has briefed the U.S. administration on Russia policy.

Comment

In the Kremlin on Thursday a little-known but powerful Russian official held court for the first time before foreign journalists with a very simple message: Russia is great and getting greater by the week. He also said that Russia’s shrinking population had to be reversed. The solution would be to pay Russian mothers to have babies!

The relations between Russia and America are falling week by week. As the article says above “The question is, how acrimonious is it going to get?”.

We know the answer! With Bible in hand not only did we know for certain that Russia would be “turned back” to it’s authoritarian, anti West ways – we also know the acrimony will eventually become war centred on Israel.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land


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Bush endorses ‘bold’ Israeli plan

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Bush endorses ‘bold’ Israeli plan

Headline BBC Online May 24

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US President George W Bush has given qualified backing to Israeli proposals to unilaterally redraw Israel's boundaries in the occupied West Bank. Speaking after talks in Washington with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, he described the Israeli plan as "bold".

But he urged Israel to resume direct talks with the Palestinians and said a unilateral solution was a last resort. Palestinians see Mr Olmert's plan as a land grab of territory captured by Israel in 1967 and have condemned it. Mr Olmert said he would exhaust all bilateral options before going it alone to set Israel's final borders.

Comment

Israel’s new prime minister went to America with one main purpose. To secure backing from its main ally, America, for its planned withdrawal from the West Bank.

It appears from statements President Bush has made that he does have this backing, even if it comes with a plea for Israel to exhaust talks with the Palestinians first.

So by backing this “bold” Israeli plan, America is also implicated in this decision.

The plan is to withdraw from land that the Lord God has given to Israel. God told them to POSSESS it NOT to give it away. In fact the land as detailed in Numbers 34 is EXACTLY the same land that Israel has possessed since 1967. In 1948 they did not have the land as detailed in Numbers 34. Almost at the end of 40 years (a generation) Israel is planning to give away “the land” with America’s backing.

Bible Quote Number 34 17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. “the land” is specifically described in this chapter.


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Israel gets Blair backing

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Blair backs Olmert's plan for West Bank withdrawal - Headline Daily Telegraph June 13

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Ehud Olmert expressed his deep personal admiration for Tony Blair last night after Downing Street gave its tacit support to the Israeli Prime Minister's controversial plan for a unilateral disengagement from the occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank.

"I like working with Tony Blair a lot," said Mr Olmert in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. "He is very smart and he is very experienced, and he wants to achieve something for both the Israelis and the Palestinians.“

Jews celebrated their centuries-old if often edgy relationship with Britain yesterday at a thanksgiving service to mark the 350th anniversary of their resettlement in this country.

Comment

This week was the 350th anniversary in Britain of Jews being allowed to live in this country. In 1290 Jews were banished from England by Edward I. In 1655 Oliver Cromwell decided to readmit Jews. In 1874 Benjamin Disraeli became Britain’s first and only Jewish Prime Minister. The modern Zionist movement began at about the same time by Theodor Hertzl. In 1897 the first Zionist Congress was held. Britain officially backed the Zionist movement in 1917 with the Balfour Declaration.

Britain still backs Israel. However we have come full circle. Israel and Britain are talking about giving back land promised to the Jews by God. Both will be judged for this.

Bible Quote Isaiah 60 9 ¶ Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them


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US turns on missile shield

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US turns on missile shield as Korea fears grow

Headline Daily Telegraph June 21

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America has activated its multi-billion-dollar missile defence shield for the first time, it emerged yesterday, as concern mounted that North Korea was preparing to launch a long-range ballistic missile.

With a typical blast of fiery rhetoric, the Marxist regime suggested it had no intention of backing down over what would be its most bellicose step in eight years, saying it was not bound by a four-year moratorium on missile tests.

The news that the Pentagon had switched its missile interceptor system from test mode to operational overshadowed President George W Bush's departure for today's key US-EU summit.

Comment

The world is getting ready for war. Little reported this week have been a number of major military exercises. One of them was the largest military exercise by the United States for decades this week in the Pacific. US officials said that it was to show that the US can swiftly muster a huge combat force in the region. The 5 day exercise massed an armada of 3 aircraft carriers and 25 other ships along with 22,000 other troops and 280 warplanes!

The communist regime of Korea would almost certainly join forces with Gog against Israel at the time of the end. With the focus on Iran at the moment this communistic regime is taking advantage. We see the tensions in the nations mounting.

Bible Quote Joel 3 9 ¶ Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up


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Furious Bush defends US role

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Furious Bush defends US role on world stage

Headline Daily Telegraph June 22

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President George W Bush told Europeans yesterday it was "absurd" to regard the United States as the greatest threat to world peace, as he concluded an EU-US summit overshadowed by disputes on Guantanamo Bay and trans-Atlantic trade barriers.

A visibly annoyed Mr Bush was responding to a journalist's question about opinion polls, asking why most Europeans believe the United States is a greater menace than Iran or North Korea.

"It's absurd, is my statement," Mr Bush snapped, taking the microphone ahead of the president of the European Commission in his haste to answer the question. "We'll defend ourselves, but we are working with our partners to spread peace and democracy around the world."

Comment

And so the following day (after switching on America’s missile defence system) President Bush visits Europe and is visibly annoyed.

The relationship between the US and Europe is at a very low ebb indeed since the Iraq war.

But again this is exactly what we would expect. Britain and her young lions (America, Canada, Australia etc) on the one side and Europe and Russia (and allies) on the other. The pivotal point of course at the time of the final war will be Israel.

This war is described in some detail in Daniel Ch 11 verse 40 to the end.

Bible Quote Daniel 11 40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind


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Major Pacific exercise underway

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Major Pacific exercise underway with N. Korea in background - Headline World Tribune.com June 29

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Eight Pacific naval powers opened a month of exercises around the Hawaiian Islands this week in one of the biggest displays of allied naval strength since World War II. The number of vessels participating in the show of force — and some of the specific war games they played — were fine-tuned to train for countering long-range missiles even though the exercises were scheduled long before the current threat from North Korea.

Led by the U.S. Navy, the countries participating included Japan, South Korea, Chile, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain — the last still viewed as a Pacific naval power in view of its colonial legacy and strong ties to other participants.

Comment

More war preparations. Note some of the nations involved in this maritime operation. US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain.

Britain is spoken of in the Bible as Tarshish. Tarshish was one of the sons of Javan from whom the “isles of the Gentiles” came from. (see below) The word “isle” means an island or a maritime land. Tarshish is almost always associated in the Bible with ships. Tarshish is also associated with “young lions” in Ezekiel 38. Britain is the only nation that fulfils both aspects. In World War I Britain was depicted as an old lion with those English speaking nations depicted as “young lions”. In these war games the old lion and young lions (and their ships) are coming together again.

Bible Quote Genesis 10 4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands


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Bush defends Israel, Russia condemns

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Russia, France Condemn Israeli Strikes in Lebanon

Headline Moscownews July 13

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Paris and Moscow on Thursday sharply condemned Israeli strikes in Lebanon as a dangerous escalation of the Middle East conflict but Washington, while urging restraint, said Israel had the right to self defence, Reuters reports.

French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy called Israel’s bombardment of Beirut’s international airport “a disproportionate act of war,” adding the risk of a regional war “absolutely” existed.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mikhail Kamynin denounced both Israel’s attack on Lebanon and its on-going operations against the Palestinian territories. “The continuing destruction by Israel of civilian infrastructure in Lebanon and in Palestinian territory (and) the disproportionate use of force from which civilian populations suffer cannot be understood and justified,” he said.

“The attack on Beirut international airport is a dangerous step on the way to military escalation,” he added, calling on all sides to stop a slip towards war.

Comment

The world is dividing along the exact lines the Bible said it would. Russia, Europe condemning Israel. America backing Israel. The UK tries to play the middle ground but Tony Blair has told the world to remember how it all started. With the kidnappings. i.e. He is supportive of Israel. As the conflict develops the nations will become more and more entrenched and open about which side they back.

The judgement of the nations is nearing. Therefore our judgement is near too.

Bible Quote Psalm 82 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.


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Britain hits back at Russia

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Britain hits back at Russia as G8 tension escalates

Headline Daily Telegraph July 14

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Tensions between Tony Blair and Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, over human rights and energy security surfaced yesterday as the Prime Minister prepared to fly out to this weekend's G8 summit in St Petersburg.

Downing Street offered a robust response after Mr Putin criticised Anthony Brenton, Britain's ambassador to Moscow, for interfering in Russia's "internal" affairs by attending an opposition conference.

Asked if Mr Blair had worries about human rights in Putin's Russia, he added: "We have concerns and we have voiced those concerns and expressed concerns about certain aspects of the media."

There were also conflicting messages from London and Moscow on the crucial issue of energy security, which is top of Mr Putin's agenda this weekend, when he will host his first summit of the world's most powerful economies.

Comment

Russia is heading up the G8 summit this weekend. With the situation in Israel, the growing energy crisis, and the increasing tensions between the nations we can see God’s hand bringing the nations to war. Russia’s deputy prime minister declared yesterday that Russia has fully recovered its superpower status and it now has a global responsibility on the planet and the future of the civilisation.

We must not fear as we see all these things. We shall see the salvation of the Lord.

Bible Quote Psalm 37 38 the end of the wicked shall be cut off. But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.


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'Biggest evacuation since Dunkirk'

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'Biggest evacuation since Dunkirk'

Headline Daily Telegraph July 18

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The Royal Navy is preparing for "the biggest evacuation since Dunkirk" to rescue British nationals and Commonwealth citizens from Lebanon, MPs were told yesterday.

Comment

A picture speaks a 1000 words. As I stared at this picture the verse below suddenly came into my mind. Here we have before us “ships of Tarshish” (Britain) going to Cyprus (Chittim) rescuing people from Lebanon (where the city of Tyre is!). Could the verse below have a latter day fulfilment? Could Tyre refer to modern Tyre? Could the ships of Tarshish mentioned here be modern British ships? We know Chittim is Cyprus.

The next slide looks in more detail.

Bible Quote Isaiah 23

1 ¶ The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5190816.stm


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Revolt against Blair over Israel crisis

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Revolt against Blair over Israel crisis

Headline Sunday Telegraph July 30

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Jack Straw, the former foreign secretary, is leading a growing Cabinet revolt against Tony Blair's handling of the Middle East crisis.

Mr Straw heaped pressure on the Prime Minister by describing Israeli attacks on Lebanon as "disproportionate" and accusing Israel of escalating an already dangerous situation.

But Mr Blair, who is on a five-day visit to the United States, refused to utter any criticism of Israeli aggression and even rewrote a speech to make it clear that he pins the blame for the crisis solely on Hezbollah terrorists.

Comment

Prime Minister Blair is following the American line and backing Israel 100%. The trouble for Mr Blair is that he has been gradually weakened politically over the last 12 months within his own party. There is growing dissatisfaction of him and his policies. It is interesting though despite the increasing pressure he has continued to support President Bush and Israel.

In terms of the scriptures, we see at the time of the end, Britain, standing with her young lions BUT perhaps in a state of paralysis. The king of the south powers are sufficiently weakened for Gog to invade Israel. They are almost bystanders looking on in horror at what is occurring. Mr Blair maybe the one who says “have you come to take a spoil”. Britain of course IS Tarshish in the verse below.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil?


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Airline terror plot in UK

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Airline plot: Was this the next 9/11

Headline Associated Press August 10

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Its scope was ruthlessly ambitious, causing destruction officials say would have been "unimaginable." The alleged plot to take down several U.S.-bound planes with liquid explosives appears to be unlike anything the world has seen in years.

Counterterrorism officials said Thursday the London plot appears to bear the fingerprints of al-Qaida, and may have been "the Big One" they have been dreading since Sept. 11, 2001, particularly as the five-year anniversary of the carnage approaches.

More than 20 people have been jailed, terror threat levels have been raised to some of their highest levels, and hundreds of flights have been cancelled worldwide.

"The scope or the magnitude of this attack is much larger than previous attacks," said Rohan Gunaratna, a terrorism expert at Singapore's Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies.

Comment

The age of terror in which we now live began in earnest after the collapse of the Jerusalem talks in July 2000. The intifada began when Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount the September 2000. 9/11 happened a year later. Bali, Madrid, London etc have all happened since. “We live in the age of terror”, a Whitehouse spokesman said. Terror = intense fear. Terrorism = the use of terror.

Jesus said that men would live in a time of fear shortly before he returned.

Bible Quote Luke 21 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth


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Australia defence build-up

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Aussie defence build-up biggest since '60s

Headline UPI August 23

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Australia's planned military build-up is the biggest for the country since the 1960s and may outstrip funding allocations, according to a leading think tank. Australia plans to buy four C-17 strategic lift aircraft. Australia also plans buys of new tanks, helicopters, refuelling planes, airborne early-warning aircraft, 100 Joint Strike Fighters, amphibious assault ships and destroyers.

Defence spending was boosted by 3 percent in this year's defence budget, but the current A$20 billion (U.S. $15.2) allocated may not be enough, The Australian newspaper Wednesday quoted the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Comment

Australia is one of the “young lions” of Tarshish (Britain). We see increasing military expansion with many nations in the world at this time. They are all preparing for war as Joel says in the verse below. The Gentiles are indeed beating plowshares into swords. The heathen are being assembled and gathered. Gathered to where? Joel tells us. To Israel. Is this not exactly what we are seeing? Israel is now the very centre of the whole world’s concerns. Nations are sending soldiers to the area. Few in number at the moment but as a few pebbles can start an avalanche so these few troops are just the start of all nations being drawn to Jerusalem to battle.

Bible Quote Joel 3 9 ¶ Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. 11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.


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Tony Blair’s visit to Israel

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Blair arrives in Israel for talks

Headline Press Association September 10

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On Saturday night Mr Blair met Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert for talks at his official residence, where he was hailed as a staunch ally. Mr Olmert was at pains to portray Mr Blair as "a true and profound friend of the state of Israel and a dedicated friend of the Middle East".

Mr Olmert also pointedly denied that the importance of Mr Blair's visit had been diminished by the continuing rows over his leadership at home.

Mr Blair, still dogged by questions over his leadership, vowed to press on with his peace mission, saying: "I'm one of those people who believe if you have a problem you consider as fundamental and important as it is in this region, then whatever the difficulty, you should at least try."

Comment

Britain, and therefore currently Tony Blair as its political leader, is part of the King of the South mentioned in Daniel 11. In Ezekiel 38 Britain is referred to as Tarshish. Britain we believe will side with Israel in the final conflict. We see here the Prime Minister of Israel calling Tony Blair a profound and dedicated friend to Israel.

You may also note the comment about Mr Blair’s political problems back in the UK. He is under very serious pressure to step down as Prime Minister within the next 9 months. This is leaving him in a very politically weak position – Tarshish appears weak in Ezekiel 38 when Russia and other nations attack Israel.

Note how Tarshish is left only asking questions to the armies invading Israel…

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil?


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Tony Blair’s visit to Lebanon

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Blair faces hatred on Beirut streets and snub from key politician - Headline Daily Telegraph September 12

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Tony Blair faced street protests and a diplomatic snub in Beirut yesterday as he became the first serving British prime minister to visit Lebanon. Flying into the city's international airport so recently put out of action by Israeli bombs, Mr Blair was branded "the biggest criminal and lackey of the US" by angry demonstrators.

The Prime Minister, who flew in from Tel Aviv on the final leg of his three-day Middle East peace mission, outraged Arab opinion during the recent conflict between Israel and the Islamic militants of Hizbollah by failing to call for an immediate ceasefire. Heavily-armed troops lined the streets as the convoy carrying Mr Blair and the Lebanese premier, Fouad Siniora, swept towards the city centre. Armoured cars, razor wire and troops formed a tight security cordon around the Lebanese government buildings in which Mr Blair & Mr Siniora held their press conference.

Comment

As the current King of the South moved into the territory of the King of the North the difference in welcome was plain for all to see. Instead of friendship and praise, there was anger, hatred and snubs. Hamas also snubbed Mr Blair when they rejected his conditions for any future talks with the militant group. The following day came the attack on the US embassy in Syria. Military analysts believe it was carried out by a mixed Syrian, Palestinian, Lebanese assault team. The US is of course one of the “young lions” of Britain mentioned as well in Ezekiel 38. The hatred in this area of both English speaking nations is very great at this time.

Bible Quote Daniel 11 40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind,


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Huge naval exercise by US and allies

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Naval exercise to be held by US, Bahrain and allies

Headline Debkafile October 13

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The naval exercise to be held by US, Bahrain and allies later this month brings a massive concentration of American naval, air and marine might to the Persian Gulf.

US officials said the exercise starting Oct. 31 will practice interdicting ships carrying weapons of mass destruction and missiles.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report: US naval, air and marine forces are massing in the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and eastern Mediterranean opposite Lebanon and Syria. The big USS Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (picture) arrives by Oct. 21. Facing these units are Iranian Revolutionary Guards naval, air and marine units together with the Iranian armed forces on full war preparedness.

The US spokesman said the exercise, in which Bahrain, Kuwait, Britain, Canada and others will take part, will demonstrate “our resolve and readiness to act” against nuclear proliferation.

Comment

Just note the countries involved in this naval exercise!! Bahrain and Kuwait is the area of Dedan spoken of in the Bible. Tarshish is the UK and the young lions are the USA , Canada etc. Exactly the nations mentioned above and exactly the nations mentioned in Ezekiel 38 as opposing the armies of Russia and Europe and northern Africa.

Note the comment about “full war preparedness” and the “readiness to act”. For a number of months now war is being prepared. At some point it will begin. We are quite possibly watching the final preparations for the final war.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with

all the young lions thereof, Tarshish = UK young lions = USA , Canada etc


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Indian US navies conduct exercises

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Indian, U.S. Navies Conduct Exercises

Headline Associated Press October 27

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Indian and U.S. destroyers, frigates and submarines conducted joint naval exercises off India's western coast Friday, officials said.

The training exercises include anti-submarine operations, boarding hostile vessels and a "simulated war at sea," the Indian navy said in a statement. A Canadian frigate also joined the exercises.

The U.S. Embassy said more than 6,500 U.S. Navy personnel were taking part in the exercises, which began Wednesday and run through Nov. 5.

Comment

America has poured its military might into the Persian gulf. Three colossal task forces have now arrived in the region. Meanwhile the greatest sea and air armada Europe has ever put together since World War 2 is in place in the Eastern Mediterranean.

America is in the Persian Gulf to add huge pressure on Iran as it is very close to Iran’s western shore. America is also able to protect Saudi Arabia and its oil wells as well.

In recent weeks Iran has moved large naval and air forces, including shore-to-sea missiles, to this strip of coast for two goals: To break up their dense Persian Gulf concentrations and scatter them across a larger area to diffuse American targeting; and to prevent the entire force being from bottled up in the Persian Gulf .

On top of all this America is having a joint naval exercise with India (Eastern Tarshish).

War suddenly looks likely between Israel and Syria, America and Iran. Meanwhile Russia looks on gloating and waiting to put in place its long awaited plan to invade Israel.

Bible Quote Revelation 16 14 the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.


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UK youths ‘among worst in Europe’

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UK youths 'among worst in Europe'

Headline BBC online November 2

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Britain's teenagers are among the most badly behaved in Europe, a study by a think-tank has suggested. On every indicator of bad behaviour - drugs, drink, violence, promiscuity - the UK was at or near the top, said the Institute for Public Policy Research. The institute looked at the results of a number of studies of adolescents conducted in recent years. The researchers believe the country's record can be explained by a collapse in family and community life in the UK.

Comment

What a sad indictment of Britain today. The study also showed that 38% of British 15 year-olds have tried cannabis. It also showed that British teenagers were more immersed in consumerism than American youngsters. What is the reason for the bad behaviour in particular? The researchers concluded – a collapse in family life.

If you read the verse below written 2 millennia ago it tells us what the world would be like in the last days. Though the behaviours have always been around from the beginning it must be the case that in the last days the behaviours are more prevalent.

Surely we live in perilous times, with covetous, blaspheming, proud, fierce, pleasure seeking people around us. And now we see the same in the children.

So let us remain “in family life”, in ecclesial life with those of like precious faith, holding on to the doctrine and manner of life with faith and patience – until he come.

Bible Quote 2 Tim 3 1 ¶ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, fierce, despisers of those that are good, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; see also verse 10+11 Paul's answer to these problems!


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Washington ponders next move….

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Iran, Syria and al Qaeda on the move as Bush ponders next step in Iraq Headline Debkafile November 21

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Our Middle East sources report that Iran, Syria and al Qaeda are using the hiatus in Washington to snatch the initiative on Iraq and other regional issues. None of Iraq’s neighbours are hanging about waiting for a US decision. They are making waves.

In Jakarta, President George W. Bush said Monday, Nov. 20, “I haven’t made any decisions about troop increases or troop decreases.” Before day’s end, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad summoned the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to a weekend summit, a gesture to demonstrate that Tehran rather than Washington is now making the rules for progress in the Iraq crisis.

In Lebanon, Syria and Iran have activated their pawn, Hizbollah, to topple the pro-US anti-Syrian government headed by Fouad Siniora.

In the Palestinian areas, Iran and Syria are pumping in hundreds of military instructors and tens of tons of explosives, missiles and cash to dethrone Mahmoud Abbas and demolish his Palestinian Authority. By escalating their missile attacks, Hamas and its radical partners are bent on forcing Israel to launch a full-blown war on the Lebanon War model to crush their strengthened terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.

Comment

President Bush is waiting for 2 reports next month which are to advise him on Iraq. No options are good though. While the waiting for Washington to decide what to do a vacuum has been created. Into this vacuum Syria and Iran are stepping.

Bush is weakened from the bad election results 2 weeks ago – the Middle East is in flux.

Bible Quote Matthew 24 25 upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Note the nations making waves comment above!


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America in the Sunni crescent

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US diplomatic initiative in Middle East

Headline Sunday Telegraph November 26

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America has launched a week-long, high-stakes diplomatic offensive for control of the Middle East, rallying allies against Iranian influence sweeping through the region.

Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, began the battle to stop the rising tide of Iranian power with a visit yesterday to Saudi Arabia, America's key oil-producing ally in the Gulf. The move is part of a determined US effort to marshal a force of friendly Sunni regimes against the radical leadership of Shia Iran, which Washington believes is trying to develop a nuclear bomb.

Comment

This is really remarkable. Look at the green crescent shape on the map. It highlights the Sunni Muslim nations that America is trying to win over. They are based SOUTH of Israel. Meanwhile the Shia Muslim nations of Syria and Iran are being backed and armed by Russia based NORTH of Israel.

And so the scene is being set for the final conflict of king of the north v king of the south described in detail in Daniel 11. It also lines up perfectly with Ezekiel 38. Gog (Russia) with Iran and Europe v Tarshish (UK) and young lions (USA etc) based in Sheba and Dedan (Saudi Arabia). Israel will be the point where the clash takes place. God’s plan must be nearing its conclusion.

Bible Quote Daniel 11 40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, ….


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The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Russia biggest spy threat to Britain

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(1) Russia: biggest spy threat to Britain

(2) Russia threatens to quit post Cold War group

Headline Daily Telegraph December 4 & 7

Event

(1) The Russian intelligence services, the prime suspects behind the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, have a network of more than 30 spies operating in Britain, it can be revealed. The sophisticated ring represents the greatest espionage threat facing Britain, Whitehall sources told The Sunday Telegraph. The agents, equivalent to one in five of the Moscow government officials based in Britain, are known to be monitoring the movements and activities of Russian emigres and opponents of the Putin regime.

(2) Russia has threatened to end a vital phase of its post Cold War co-operation with Europe and North America, warning that it could pull out of the body created to ease tensions between the former Eastern and Western blocs. Reflecting the widening gulf between Russia and the West, Sergei Lavrov, the foreign minister, said he no longer saw the point of belonging to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Comment

The Bible says clearly in Ezekiel 38 that Russia would be “turned back” before they invade. From Russia’s flirtation in the 1990’s with the West under Boris Yeltsin, they have now been turned back to their Cold War, totalitarian, authoritarian, anti West ways. Hence the Cold War style murders and the threat to pull out of the OSCE

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen

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US to push for progress on peace

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(1) Bush acknowledges need for Mideast peace push

(2) Bush and Blair refuse to move over Iraq

Headline BBC online & Daily Telegraph December 7 & 8

Event

(1) President George W. Bush on Thursday acknowledged the need for "concerted efforts" to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after a panel on the Iraq war urged revived U.S. diplomacy to defuse broader regional tensions.

Blair made clear to Bush his long-held view, echoed in the report, that any resolution of the Iraq conflict is tied to settling the festering Israeli-Palestinian dispute and reducing tensions across the broader Middle East.

(2) A defiant and at times prickly President George W Bush stood alongside Tony Blair yesterday and rejected key elements of a major report on the war in Iraq, while vowing: "We will help a young democracy prevail."

Comment

And so the scene is set. Bush and Blair will not quickly withdraw from Iraq. They will not talk to Syria and Iran without major concessions. They WILL however attempt to solve to Israeli - Palestinian conflict. Tony Blair has only months left in office and just as Bill Clinton wanted to sort out this issue in his dying days in office so does he. With Bush’s blessing he is to visit the Middle East in the coming weeks to try to broker a deal. We might soon hear a cry of “peace and safety” if a deal is reached.

As the verse below says – the cry (when it comes) will be short lived. It will prelude war.

Bible Quote 1 Thessalonians 5 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.


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Police question Tony Blair

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Police question Blair on honours

Headline Daily Telegraph December 16

Event

Tony Blair faced the humiliation yesterday of becoming the first serving prime minister to be interviewed by the police in a corruption inquiry as the "cash for honours" investigation moved to the heart of the Labour government.

Although the interview had been expected, the announcement from No 10 sent shockwaves through Westminster, where the far-reaching police inquiry has been causing growing alarm and anger in Labour's ranks.

Comment

It is unprecedented for a serving Prime Minister to be interviewed by police in a corruption inquiry. This is worthy of note for one main reason. Corruption. Tony Blair came to power in 1997 and promised to be whiter than white and remove “sleaze” from politics. And now he is involved in a corruption investigation by the police! The Bible says clearly that when Christ returns it will be as it was in the days of Noah. The word “corrupt” is used 3 times in Genesis to describe the world. And here it is being used in relation to the Prime Minister himself.

Another event happened in the UK this week in relation to Saudi Arabia. “Britain could face corruption charges following a decision to halt investigations into a multi million pound Saudi arms deal.” Tony Blair defiantly said he took full responsibility.

He also said the Saudi Arabia is vitally important to Britain in terms of the broader Middle East and helping with Israel-Palestine. So we have a number of prophetical aspects weaving together. UK support of Sheba (Saudi) linked with corruption!

Bible Quote Genesis 6 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.


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US /Britain add ships to Persian Gulf

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U.S. and Britain to Add Ships to Persian Gulf in Signal to Iran Headline New York Times December 21

Event

The United States and Britain will begin moving additional warships and strike aircraft into the Persian Gulf region in a display of military resolve toward Iran that will come as the United Nations continues to debate possible sanctions against the country, Pentagon and military officials said Wednesday.

The officials said that Defence Secretary Robert M. Gates was expected this week to approve a request by commanders for a second aircraft carrier and its supporting ships to be stationed within quick sailing distance of Iran by early next year.

Comment

America, Britain etc will be not be able to stop Russia and all those countries with her when they invade Israel. We might ask ourselves why? Why the largest and the 4th largest armies in the world could not stop Russia invading Israel. Perhaps we see why as we read the article above. America is concentrating its warships in the Persian Gulf, next to Iran. Meanwhile Europe has assembled a huge naval armada in the Eastern Med near Lebanon. In other words America is being pulled away from Israel. On top of this President Bush said on Wednesday this week that he planned a massive increase to the size of the US armed forces in Iraq as part of a last ditch attempt to win the conflict. So both manpower and naval power has been moved away from Israel. We also know for certain that Iran also invades Israel. So American and British efforts come to nothing. We see God’s hand in these things.

Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 13 the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil?

Tarshish = Britain young lions = Canada, USA, Australia etc “thee” = Russia and her hordes


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Blair puts peace plan before democracy

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Blair puts peace plan before democracy

Headline Daily Telegraph December 20

Event

Mahmoud Abbas, the embattled Palestinian leader, won crucial support from both Tony Blair and Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, yesterday as he struggled to head off civil war in the occupied territories and push forward the peace process.

After meeting Mr Abbas in his presidential compound in Ramallah, the de facto capital of the West Bank, Mr Blair threw his support behind his controversial plan to hold early elections in the Palestinian territories.

By supporting the Mr Abbas's strategy of circumventing the democratically elected Hamas government, Mr Blair signalled that his Middle East policy had changed from the time when he saw democracy as the panacea for all regional problems. Mr Blair's policy of promoting democracy throughout the region was one of the main reasons behind his decision to send British troops to end Saddam’s dictatorship in Iraq.

Comment

We wait to see the outcome of the political crisis in Gaza. Hamas was elected back in January this year. There is nothing in the Palestinian constitution that allows for the President (Mahmoud Abbas) to call for new elections before the 4 year period is up. However Bush and Blair believe that Hamas should not be in power. They believe the Israel v Palestinian problem must be sorted. Therefore new elections must take place. The gamble is that Hamas lose. It appears that democracy is fine as long as the people vote in the right party! The day is coming when democracy will die and the whole world will live under the kingship of Jesus Christ.

Bible Quote Psalm 102 15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. At this time democracy will be a thing of the past


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