Things are Falling Apart, But Falling in Place Prophetically
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father” (Romans 8:15).
The Pacific Blob came back this summer and is in the news again this week. First, here’s an article from September about the supposed science behind the Blob: A similar pattern occurred between 2014 and 2015, with significant weather impacts across North America. This year, a swath of warmer-than-average water stretches from Alaska, where it began forming in June, all the way south to Baja California, Mexico. We have seen sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly patterns similar to this in the past, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has now confirmed that the 2019 blob is the second largest in forty years.
From End of the American Dream: “Something is causing the waters just off the west coast to heat up dramatically, fish are dying off in staggering numbers, birds that feed on those fish are also dying off rapidly, and scientists have discovered 15,000 holes in the ocean floor off the coast of California. Officials have taken the “unprecedented” step of shutting down the federal cod fishery in Alaska for the year because of the lack of fish. We are seeing things happen that we have never seen before, and this is definitely going to affect our food supply.”
In Iowa, a quick-moving snowstorm created treacherous driving conditions near Des Moines Monday morning, which led to many accidents across the region, including a multi-vehicle pileup of roughly 50 cars with at least one person severely injured. “Temps fell into the low 20s F as the snow squall arrived, and visibility was reduced to below a quarter of a mile.
In the US, as of this writing, a “bomb cyclone” could be headed for the Northeast as a powerful storm tracks up the east coast through the weekend. The storm is expected to intensify and race up to eastern Canada by Sunday morning. The storm could produce 40 to 50 mph winds for mid-Atlantic states to New England. Given the already wet conditions in the Northeast for the last several weeks, this could cause downed trees and power outages. High winds will continue through Sunday into Monday for parts of New York and New England.
In Peru, heavy rain since Dec. 6 has led to landslides and severe flooding, damages to homes, schools, roads, and bridges, as well as dozens of fatalities.
In Madagascar, Tropical Cyclone Belna made a devastating landfall Monday. At least nine were killed by floods, three others are missing, and more than 1,400 were left homeless.
Massive flooding sweeps through 22 areas in South Trinidad. Incessant heavy rain battered parts of South Trinidad beginning Tuesday, flooding roads and homes across 22 areas. Chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Corp. described the situation as the “worst ever.” Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said Penal recorded 127 mm (5 inches) of rain in two days.
Iceland was hit on Dec. 10-11 with a bomb cyclone accompanied by heavy snowfall and hurricane-force winds. Several cities faced power outages and roads were left paralyzed. It was set to batter Britain afterward.
Intense cyclone brings rain and heavy snow across north-central Mediterranean. A strong pressure gradient between a deep cyclone across the Adriatic Sea and the strengthening ridge over SW Europe should also develop extensive wind field.
In Israel, a soldier was hurt as a military tent was swept away, and several other people were injured by tree collapses as extreme wind gusts and heavy showers spread all across the country. An Israeli passenger plane on route from Rome had to make an emergency landing at an airport near the Dead Sea.
Storm “Atiyah” hit Ireland and the United Kingdom last Sunday, bringing high winds, rough seas, and heavy rains across the region. Widespread traffic disruptions and power outages were reported. The bad weather continued into Monday and Tuesday; two yellow alerts were issued. Gusts of up to 161 km/h (100 mph) were predicted to keep the disruption through Thursday, Dec. 12.
Storm Brendan wasn’t supposed to materialize, but it did. It hit Edinburgh, Scotland with gale-force winds causing chaos across the capital.
In South Africa, heavy rains caused widespread severe floods across parts of Pretoria. The same weather system affected other north-eastern provinces over the past week, resulting in heavy rain and flooding.
In Bolivia, a rare tornado hit an area near El Alto International Airport, highest airport in the world. Minor damages were reported when it touched down without warning. This could be one of the highest-altitude tornadoes ever recorded. A whirlwind that high required an unusual set of circumstances.
In Zambia, the tourist attraction of Victoria Falls has dried to a trickle after the worst drought in over 100 years, feeding “climate change” fears.
In New Zealand, a volcano eruption on Whakaari/White Island occurred while 47 tourists were touring the island. 14 people are dead and two are classified as missing, though one body has been spotted in the water. 25 are in hospitalized with severe burns. 1,292 square feet of skin to treat patients. The mission to retrieve the six bodies that were left on the island was hazardous. As of this writing, they will not be returning to the island for a land-based search on Saturday, but are analyzing all information available and assessing possible next steps.
Russia’s Avachinsky volcano is showing increased unrest. Authorities warn locals and tourists to stay away from the volcano.
Two scientists say they’ve found that the Cascadia and San Andreas Faults may be linked, with earthquakes on one triggering events in the other “with minimal or no separation in time.” They’ll present their findings on Friday, Dec. 13. The San Andreas Fault stretches about 750 miles and has the potential to produce major earthquakes. It is one of the most dangerous faults in the U.S. as it is lined by heavily populated areas, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Because there has not been a large earthquake at San Andreas for over 100 years, experts are concerned it could be due soon.
In Ohio, Lake County experienced three small earthquakes in 5 days: In Mentor on the Lake, Lake Erie, and Eastlake.
Japan: Several earthquakes in the ocean off the coast of Japan this week, up to 5.9 magnitude.
Turkey‘s northwestern province was jolted with over 70 earthquakes in less than 12 hours, highest being 4.6 followed by two successive earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.3 and 4.0 in half an hour. Later in the week there was a 5.0 and a 5.2.
A number of earthquakes occurred in the oceans that were between 5.0 and 5.9 this week in diverse place.
DAYS OF LOT RETURNED
Hallmark TV channel began airing a commercial featuring a lesbian wedding with an open-mouth kiss, days after its CEO said he’s “open to” original movies featuring gay couples. When contacted, the CEO claims he wasn’t aware of it, and pulled the ad. But Hallmark has catered to LGBT’s for several years in ads that apparently don’t appear on the channel, and on their website and with greeting cards. No doubt, their TV channel will fully bow to that agenda soon enough.
In New York, an accused Child Molester was Bailed Out by Charity Only to Assault Another Child Weeks Later. When he was caught on camera forcing a 3-year-old boy’s head into his crotch at a laundromat, he was only charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. And The Bronx Freedom Fund posted his $2,000 bail. He didn’t show up to court on Nov. 8. Then on Dec. 1, he was caught sticking his hand inside an 8-year-old girl’s skirt in a shopping mall.
St. Paul’s Church in Sweden said they’re proud to accept a painting for the new altarpiece, and unveiled it on Sunday, the first day of Advent to “celebrate inclusivity” by replacing Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with gay couples in suggestive poses. Elizabeth Wallin is also known for others. For example: the Transgender Last Supper; another of gay men in leather surrounding Jesus; and another, “Ecce Homo,” portraying Jesus’ baptism with the model standing for Christ having his penis exposed.
In England, Pastor Keith Waters, a Christian pastor, was forced to resign as caretaker at a primary school and also received death threats for tweeting: “Christians should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events…They promote a culture and encourage activities contrary to Christian faith and morals. They are especially harmful to children.” The school’s headmaster informed him he was under investigation for bringing the school “into disrepute.” The Christian Legal Centre has taken his case.
DEPOPULATION AGENDA IN THESE LAST DAYS RETURN TO DAYS OF LOT
The Warren Buffet Foundation has funded abortions of millions of babies, given to Planned Parenthood and its many affiliates worldwide.
We need new words to the song: “Start spreadin’ the news; I’m leavin’ today. Don’t wanna be a part of this — sin state, New York.” In New York, a proposed law will make it compulsory for all public universities to provide abortion pills to students at taxpayers’ expense. From Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis: “Just another way these secular colleges support sexual perversion and try to help young people do what they want with sex and then escape the consequences (e.g., by killing a child in the womb). But, “be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).
HATRED OF JEWS AND ISRAEL AKA HATRED OF GOD
A video showed how European BDS activists against Israel should be treated who think they’re going to have fun filming themselves harassing IDF soldiers. A tour group gave them a good tongue lashing.
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that food and wine produced by Jewish Israelis beyond the “Green Line” must be explicitly marked. The law does not apply to products produced by Muslim Arabs in these territories. This is essentially institutionalized discrimination against Jews in EU law to please so-called “Palestinians” and the Arab world.
In Spain, an Israeli delegation of Arabs and Jews were in Madrid to talk to Spanish lawmakers about reversing their EU decision to biasedly label Israeli settlement products (the BDS goal: so people won’t buy them). After meeting with Spanish lawmakers, delegation members participated in a panel discussion at a Madrid hotel, where they explained why marking Israeli settlement products hurts both Arabs and Jews. A short while after the panel began, BDS members started waving PLO flags, hurling insults, rioting, and trying to physically attack both Arab and Jewish members of the delegation.
In New Jersey, the state with the 2nd most stringent gun control laws, a police officer and 3 civilians were killed after 2 shooters targeted a Jewish grocery store. They were members of an extremist group that call themselves Black Hebrew Israelites. Adherents believe African Americans are the true chosen people, the real descendants of the Hebrews of the Bible. They believe Jews are devilish impostors, and they openly condemn whites as evil personified. You may remember this group ranting at the Catholic students in Covington.
Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley condemned Canada for voting in favor of an anti-Israel General Assembly resolution. She rightfully said Canada made a “deal with the devil.”
Britain’s Labour Party is mired with accusations of anti-Semitism in the Party. Many, including activists, lawmakers and the mainstream Jewish community, say the blame lies with the party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, an unabashed socialist and self-described anti-racist. One rabbi saying the Labour Party is aligned with the Angel of Darkness. Corbyn suffered a massive defeat to Boris Johnson in Thursday’s election.
In Germany at a massive rally, Muslims shouted for Jews to go back to Khaybar, a way of saying they need to be massacred. 1,400 years ago, Khaybar was inhabited by Jews until they were killed before and during the Battle of Khaybar by Muhammad’s forces. This is where the phrase, “Allahu Akbar” was first heard when Muhammad shouted it. It means “Allah is greater” as in Allah is greater than the God of the Jews.
In Paris, France, A 31-year-old Israeli student was attacked by two unknown individuals at a metro station on Tuesday after he was heard speaking with his father on the phone in Hebrew.
HATRED OF CHRISTIANITY AKA HATRED OF GOD
Some good news first: During the annual lighting of the White House Christmas tree this year, President Trump made good on his promise to bring “Merry Christmas” back to America. He then doubled down by referring to Jesus Christ as “God” and “Our Lord and Savior.”
That said, on another note: I checked the Leftist site Yahoo News; they didn’t mention his comments about Jesus, and the comment section is full of nasty remarks by the Leftists who follow Yahoo News.
A New York public school rejected a student Christian club, but okayed a LGBT Pride Club. The request for a student Christian club was denied on grounds that it was too “exclusive” and that a public school could not support a religious club.
ISLAMIZATION OF THE NATIONS AND TERRORISM
“If Muhammad cannot beat the infidels on the battlefield, he’ll outbreed them, literally: Last year, “Mohammed was the most popular name for newborn boys in the Netherlands for the 2nd year in a row.” Muhammad is apparently also the most popular name in England. In fact, Muhammad is one of the most popular names throughout Northwest Europe. Now, for the first time, Muhammad made the list of top ten baby names in America. Also, the Arabic name Aaliyah made the top ten for girls.” If you don’t think this is concerning, read the full article at the above link and find out why you should be.
In Sweden, 48 Stockholm flats that housed the elderly before they were kicked out have been reopened to accommodate newly arrived migrants. Politicians used the lame excuse that toilets in the building were 5 centimeters (less than 2 inches) too small to comply with regulations. It was a pretext to remove the elderly so they could move immigrants into the building later. Andrea Ström of the so-called “Moderate Party” thinks allocation of the units to “contribute to integration” is a “very good” thing. Since the migrant crisis began in 2015, Sweden has taken in more per capita than any other country. In addition to facing growing violent crime and sexual assaults, they’re running out of funds to support the welfare-dependent migrants. 8 of 10 municipalities in Sweden are set to slash funds for basic public services – including those for the disabled and the elderly – to offset the high cost of taking in large numbers of welfare-dependent migrants. The situation in Sweden has deteriorated to such an extent that the Danish government has introduced border checks to ensure their country’s security.
Nike’s new Victory Swim Collection will include a full-coverage swimsuit and swim hijab for Muslim women. There are Muslim women who hate the hijab and full coverage from head to toe demanded by Islam’s Sharia Law, yet Leftists don’t get it or don’t care. Under their policies, we’ll all be under Sharia Law should the Lord tarry. To quote Pamela Geller, “What’s next? Female Genital Mutilation Kits?”
In Niger, Muslim militants killed at least 71 soldiers in an attack on a military base – deadliest in several years.
In Kenya, Muslim terrorists stopped a bus and killed the Christians for failing to recite the Islamic Shahada. Nine are known dead and two are missing and presumed dead. The attack comes a month after 8 construction workers escaped when a Somali militant group ambushed their van. It’s common in northeast Kenya for terrorists to target buses, separate passengers and kill Christians. In 2018, Fredrick Ngonde and Joshua Obila were killed in a similar manner for declining to recite the Islamic creed. In 2015, 148 students at Garissa University were killed after Muslim students were freed. Same year, Muslim teacher Salah Farah was shot for defending Christian passengers who were separated for execution. In 2014, 28 teachers traveling to Nairobi for Christmas were killed after being forced to recite the Islamic statement of faith.
TRAITORS’ TREACHERY: A FUNGUS AMONG US
Foul-mouthed, American flag- and national anthem-hating Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated Person of the Year. From Todd Starnes: “Many American soccer fans have grown tired of the boorish, unpatriotic behavior of the women’s soccer team. Their soccer team may have won the FIFA World Cup, but I’m afraid they are precariously close to losing America.”
Read full article at this link: Democrats will bring about the end of the republic if they keep this up. Here’s an excerpt: “In our obsolete and unfashionable moral system, we know what is right and what is wrong. The end does not justify the means; we will be judged according to our own actions. In Marxism, however, the end does justify the means. Leftists may commit any crime, make any false statement, do whatever is necessary to bring about worldwide “pure” socialism. Any opposition must be ardently suppressed; to fail to do so is to betray their socialist principles, to sin against their godless religion, a religion to which they are just as dedicated as the apostles were to Christ. They see no God who will judge them.”
This should come as good news; at least common sense would dictate so: Pres. Trump is expected to sign an executive order to protect Jews from anti-Semitism on college campuses. This broadens govt’s definition of anti-Semitism so to enforce laws against campus discrimination. Yet, while embraced by Republican Jews/pro-Israel advocates, free speech activists and Demo-crats slammed the move. Despite Jewish groups lobbying for this for years, liberal (blinded, self-hating) Jews and free speech advocates demonstrated yet again that Trump can’t do anything right in their book. So, instead, they bring out the bogus claim that he’s a “white nationalist.”
ABSOLUTELY UNHINGED: In a truly bizarre and insane moment during the ongoing impeachment hearing, “Democrat Congressman Hank Johnson asked fellow lawmakers to imagine the teenage daughter of Ukraine’s president tied up in Trump’s basement. Apparently, he wanted to summon mental images of an ‘imbalance of power’ between the two world leaders.”
Fighting back against the Left in Israel: Harel Noff, a right-wing social media influencer, is organizing a million-man march in Israel to protest the corrupt leftists in Israel’s Supreme Court (to take place before Israel’s next election).
LEFTIST POLICIES HAVE REPERCUSSIONS
San Francisco has lost another major convention thanks to “poor street conditions” (aka poo, urine, trash, and drug needles), along with prohibitively high costs. The conference brought the city an estimated $64 million per year. Instead, that money will now go to Las Vegas. In July of last year, a major medical convention expected to bring in 15,000 visitors and $40 million in tourism dollars decided to stop holding the event in San Francisco because attendees didn’t feel safe walking the streets.
APOSTASY AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS
Disney & Leftists Celebrate Transgender Child Activist With “Marvel’s Hero Project.” The show features children who’ve risen above adversity and could have been inspiring, but Disney added social justice brownie points. “Rebekah’s” father, who supports his trangenderism, is a Lutheran pastor. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America that welcomed “Rebekah” as a youth conference speaker, has wholeheartedly accepted universalism. They believe those who follow other false religions are saved, in opposition to the Bible. From the article: “These are just a few of the many heartbreaking aspects of “Rebekah’s” story, to say nothing of the chemical castration and eventual mutilation he will likely undergo in the future. Where leftists see cause for celebration, I see cause for weeping and mourning over a lost soul in deep deception. Pray for this child, and guard your own closely.”
In Colorado, an evangelical Lutheran pastor became the first known transgender Latina to serve as a pastor in the US. The he that claims to be a she and goes by “Nicole” Garcia, says, “As a transgender Latina, I bring a breath of fresh air into all the places I walk into.”
The Netflix series that begins in January called “Messiah” is not a portrayal of the real Jesus. Although, that should come as no surprise given the fact that it’s from Netflix.
Russia will team with Syria to reconstruct the Palmyra ruins which contain the Arch of Palmyra and Temple of the pagan god Baal (also called Bel or Moloch), to which the arch leads. Also involved is UNESCO, a UN branch, which named it a World Heritage Site. Followers sacrificed babies to the pagan god, burning them alive on the hot iron statue.
“Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation” (Judges 10:14).
In the West Bank at a pre-Christmas ceremony with Arab “Christians,” Christmas was described as a “Palestinian” holiday, Jesus as a “Palestinian guerrilla fighter,” and the Arab “Christians” were presented with the holiday gift: Intifada (armed uprising against Israelis in the land) and martyrdom, calling on citizens living in Birzeit to support their town. It reeked of the one-world religion, with a Muslim lighting the Christmas tree and the speaker calling for “human brotherhood,” saying Mary is the only woman mentioned in the Qur’an and “is our lady.” He added, “We celebrate the illumination of the birth tree of Jesus…who preached the birth of our Prophet Mohammad…and we celebrate this occasion and also in conjunction with the anniversary of the first intifada, during which our people were presented with thousands of martyrs and wounded.”
Jesus warned that in the last days before His return, “Many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:11).
Wall Street Journal reports that of the €50 million ($55 million) given annually by the Catholic faithful to Peter’s Pence (claimed to go to those in need), as little as 10% is spent directly on charitable works. The Vatican invested money from “Peter’s Pence” into Elton John’s gay biography movie, “Rocketman” the gay Lapo Elkann’s eyewear and lifestyle products company, and “Men in Black,” a movie about a secret extraterrestrial surveillance corporation, among other spurious investments.
“For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the [harlot] woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth” (Revelation 17:17-18).
MANKIND PLAYING gods
Pig-primate chimeras were born live recently for the first time but died within a week. The two piglets, created by a team in China, had cells derived from monkeys. The claimed goal is to grow human organs in animals for transplantation.
IS THIS GAME FOR REAL?
I Am Jesus Christ, an allegedly soon-to-be-released game, allows players to see through the eyes of a CGI Jesus, performing miracles and battling Satan. The bizarre trailer has generated lots of buzz, with over 400,000 views on YouTube just four days after release. Some are calling the game disrespectful and blasphemous for its content, not to mention its name. Game developer Justin McDaniel it looks like a publicity stunt by PlayWay to draw attention to them in an extremely flooded Steam/PC marketplace.
In the US, the 2019-2020 flu season follows two straight unusually bad flu seasons. Unfortunately, two key indicators show this year could be more of the same. First, “This flu season is off to an early start, earlier than any season this decade. You have to go back to 2003 before you have as much active transmission in early December as we have now.”
Samoa Bans Kids from Church Due to Measles Outbreak. The government has restricted public gatherings amid the vaccination campaign. Over 4,300 Samoans are claimed to have been diagnosed with measles and at least 63 have died, mostly small children. About 20 more are said to be in critical condition.
What A Trip: Magic Mushrooms One Step Closer to Becoming Legal “Claimed” Depression Treatment. “With marijuana now basically legal across the US in various forms, it’s on to the next party drug: magic mushrooms. The mushrooms were found to be safe and well tolerated in a study of volunteers conducted at King’s College London. Unsurprisingly, the subjects got high.”
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation” (1 Thess 5:6-8).
CLIMATE CHANGE AKA GLOBAL WARMING: GOVERNMENT RUSE FOR TOTALITARIAN CONTROL
Climate-alarm scientists were caught tampering with raw data in order to exaggerate sea-level rise. The raw (unadjusted) data from 3 Indian Ocean gauges showed local sea level trends in the last 140 years had been very gently rising, neutral or negative (i.e. sea levels had fallen). But after the evidence had been adjusted by tidal records gatekeepers at the global databank Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) it suddenly showed a sharp and dramatic rise. The whistle was blown by two Australian scientists in a paper for Earth Systems and Environment.
Greta Thunberg named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. “Thunberg is being used as a puppet; and Time, meanwhile, is using its annual award to push its climate agenda.” FYI to Time Magazine and Greta: 100 million trees are cut down each year to make magazines. Guess we’re not supposed to know that.
Actress Emma Thompson foresees eating pets for protein due to the “climate crisis.” She said, “Better wrap up warm, stockpile food and remember there is a surprising amount of protein in the average household pet.” She’s known for out of the box activities. She joined the creepy pressure group Extinction Rebellion in an April demon-stration. They call for continuing civic disobedience to demand government action on “climate change.” FYI sheeple: God controls the climate through the sun’s activity, and He’s not happy about the wickedness going on down here. Think this is climate change? This is just a foretaste. Just wait till the tribulation judgments. The left behind will really be complaining then.
Cigna plans to expand a system that uses artificial intelligence to identify gaps in treatment of chronic diseases, such as patients skipping medications.
China set to roll out ‘Orwellian’ mass surveillance tool. China is developing a new high-tech system of mass surveillance and coercion aimed at suppressing political dissent among its 1.4 billion people, while forcing American and Western businesses to conform to the government’s communist policies if they want to operate there.
In France, riot police used tear gas on protesters last Saturday to break up demonstrations that have brought Paris to a halt.
In the Muslim nation of Algiers, protests continue. Tens of thousands of demonstrators called for all members of the system of power in place to be removed and for a major change in the political system. They rejected the Dec. 12 election, describing it as an “election organized by a corrupt power….”
WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS
The US will send 20,000 troops to Europe next April and May in its biggest military exercises on European soil in 25 years.
A US Senate committee backed legislation to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive in Syria and its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system.
Five Iranian militia members were killed after unidentified aircraft attacked Iranian military warehouses in Syria near the Iraqi border last Saturday night, second attack in the area in the past several days.
Russia claims two of its Su-35 fighter jets last Saturday thwarted an Israeli airstrike on the T-4 airbase in Syria, causing the Israeli craft to return to base. But it’s known to make outrageous claims. The blog also reported that the Israeli attack had been planned against an advanced weapons shipment from Iran to the airbase. As of now, the location of these air defense systems is unknown. However, since most airstrikes attributed to Israel have taken place on the outskirts of Damascus (in the area of its international airport) or on the Syria-Iran border, the report said, it is undeniable that the Iranian-made system is now located within those two areas. The report further stated that the system might have middle- to long-distance aerial capabilities. The report comes in light of an additional shipment. A day earlier, an Iranian Boeing 747 used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps also arrived in Damascus from Iran.
In Iraq, two rockets landed near International Airport Wednesday making it the tenth attack against US installations or interests in Iraq over the last several weeks, and the second attack near the airport in a week. On Monday, four rockets wounded six Iraqi security forces. On Friday, US Secretary of State Pompeo blamed Iran and warned of a “decisive US response” if the regime or its militias harm American troops or allies in the region.
Iran’s senior IRGC adviser said if Israel made the smallest error when it came to Iran, it would “level Tel Aviv from Lebanon.” Israeli Foreign Minister Katz responded by saying Israel won’t allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons and will take military action to prevent it should all options fail.
Iranian backed militias are constructing an underground tunnel believed to be used to smuggle arms and military equipment along the Syria-Iraq border, intelligence footage shows.
Iran said “50 new achievements will be unveiled, including new centrifuge systems” April 9, National Nuclear Technology Day. That day happens to fall this year on the first day of the Jewish Passover week.
The US warned North Korea of consequences if it makes good on threats of a spectacular missile test in the New Year, while offering flexibility if it stays in talks.
ISRAEL ELECTION DEFLECTION
The Israeli parliament began voting to dissolve itself and pave the path to an unprecedented third election in a year. The preliminary vote passed without objections. Barring a nearly unfathomable about-face, more measures are expected to pass and call a new election for March 2, 2020.
TWO-STATE SO-CALLED SOLUTION: “When they shall say ‘peace and safety,’ then sudden destruction…”
EU (aka Evil Union) foreign ministers will discuss next month whether the 28-nation bloc should modify its Middle East policy amid growing concern that Israeli settlement activity and U.S. diplomatic moves are undermining hopes for a two-state solution. “If we want a two-state solution we need to help and encourage both parties to enter into a serious and credible negotiation, and this is not the case” at the moment, new EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said after chairing talks between the ministers.
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it” (Romans 8:16-25).