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Wednesday, 29 February 2012



Russia and China 'refuse' to back Obama as they stay silent over Iran nuclear bomb threat 


  • 'We are not taking any options off the table' says the President


Last updated at 7:40 AM on 14th November 2011
The President was speaking at a press conference after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Hawaii yesterday. 
Earlier Obama has sought support from Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev and China's Hu Jintao but both men were largely silent on the issue of Iran.
Parting words: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his closing press conference at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summitnin Hawaii on Sunday
Parting words: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his closing press conference at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summitnin Hawaii on Sunday
However Obama expressed confidence that both Russia and China understand the threat a nuclear-armed Iran would pose.
Obama said: 'We will be consulting with them carefully over the next several weeks to look at what other options we have available to us.'
Obama said his strong preference was to resolve the Iran issue diplomatically, but he added: 'We are not taking any options off the table. Iran with nuclear weapons would pose a threat not only to the region but also to the United States.'
Winding down: Obama spoke to the media on Sunday evening after the APEC summit in Hawaii
Winding down: Obama spoke to the media on Sunday evening after the APEC summit in Hawaii
At the summit, Obama met with Medvedev and Hu to discuss a new report from the UN watchdog agency that included evidence Iran is working on research and design efforts to develop a nuclear bomb.
Sitting beside Medvedev at the conference on Saturday, Obama said the two 'reaffirmed our intention to work to shape a common response' on Iran.
Shortly after, Obama joined Hu, saying that he and the Chinese leader want to ensure that Iran abides by 'international rules and norms'.
All smiles: Russian president Dmitry Medvedev (L) meets with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Hawaii
All smiles: Russian president Dmitry Medvedev (L) meets with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Hawaii
Tough talk: Chinese President Hu Jintao meets with President Obama in Honolulu, Hawaii where the subject of Iran's nuclear program caused tension
Tough talk: Chinese President Hu Jintao meets with President Obama in Honolulu, Hawaii where the subject of Iran's nuclear program caused tension
Medvedev was largely silent on Iran during Obama's remarks, merely acknowledging that the subject was discussed. Hu did not mention Iran at all.
White House aides insisted later that Russia and China remain unified with the U.S. and other allies in preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and that Obama, Hu and Medvedev had agreed to work on the next steps.
Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said the new allegations about Iran's programs demand an international response.
Pleasantries: President Obama and First Lady Michelle greet China's President Hu Jintao and his wife Liu Yongqing at the opening of the summit in Honolulu
Pleasantries: President Obama and First Lady Michelle greet China's President Hu Jintao and his wife Liu Yongqing at the opening of the summit in Honolulu
He said: 'I think the Russians and the Chinese understand that. We're going to be working with them to formulate that response.'
Iran has insisted its nuclear work is in the peaceful pursuit of energy and research, not weaponry.
U.S. officials have said the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency was unlikely to persuade China and Russia to support tougher sanctions on the Iranian government. 
But led by Obama, the administration is still trying to mount pressure on Iran, both through the United Nations and its own, for fear of what may come should Iran proceed undeterred.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) is greeted by US President Barack Obama (C) and his wife Michelle (R) upon his arrival at the dinner for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 12, 2011.
Pressed efforts: Despite President Obama's push (right) for Russian President Medvedev (left) to tighten control of Iran, both Russia and China has shown no sign of interest 
More broadly, Obama sought to position the United States as a Pacific power and that more American jobs could be created by tapping into the region's potential.
The President even suggested that the U.S. had grown 'a little bit lazy' in trying to attract business.
Obama's aides said he was blunt with Hu in expressing concern about China's undervalued currency, which keeps its exports cheaper and U.S. exports to China more expensive.
Obama also announced the broad outlines of an agreement to create a transpacific trade zone encompassing the United States and eight other nations. 
He said details must still be worked out, but said the goal was to complete the deal by next year.
This file photo made Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, shows the Bushehr nuclear power plant, outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran.
Iranian operations: A nuclear power plant in Iran is eyed in a report released Friday by the International Atomic Energy Agency that raises concern about Iran's nuclear program
'The United States is a Pacific power and we're here to stay,' Obama said.
The eight countries joining the U.S. in the zone would be Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
Obama also spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda about Japan's interest in joining the trade bloc.
In a sign of potential tension with China, Froman shrugged off complaints from China that it had not been invited to join the trade bloc.
He told reporters that China had not expressed interest in joining and said the trade group 'is not something that one gets invited to. It's something that one aspires to.'
Addressing the European debt crisis, Obama said he welcomed the new governments being formed in Greece and Italy, saying they should help calm world financial markets. 
Obama's ever increasing attention to the Asia-Pacific is driven in part by Europe's own financial woes and the U.S. need to get more aggressive in tapping its export options.
Obama will be in Honolulu until Tuesday, when he leaves for Australia before ending his trip in Indonesia.

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Gog and the Kings of the East

China & Russia: The Best of Friends?

by Chuck Missler

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The ultimate invasion of the Middle East by "Gog and Magog" is well known to most Biblically informed observers.1   The invading forces of Magog - recognized as referring to Russia by most authorities - are wiped out by "hailstones of fire" from the heavens, which also cause an earthquake felt around the world.2   A disturbing aspect of this encounter is that similar "hailstones of fire" also appear to fall on those "who dwell securely in the isles" or coastlands. 3   Some suspect that this could be a hint of an intercontinental nuclear exchange as part of the confrontation with Magog and its allies.4
The climactic intervention by the "Kings of the East" is also a major aspect of the final Biblical scenario.5   The rise of China as a major world power is one of the dominant factors of the forthcoming century.
Two years ago, when we invaded Kosovo and NATO redefined itself as a global police force, we sent chills to both our allies and our adversaries.  China and Russia - themselves traditional adversaries - were driven into each others' arms.  And now it seems that world events have taken a serious strategic turn.  Russia and China are now conducting joint practice operations that deserve careful scrutiny.
The Russians have been practicing nuclear intervention against the U.S. troops on Taiwan in a mock nuclear conflict between China and the United States over Taiwan.  During these strategic exercises they included Russian preparations to use nuclear weapons on U.S. forces in Asia.6
These strategic exercises included practice bombing runs with Russian TU-22 Backfire bombers that flew close to Japanese airspace, according to defense officials familiar with a National Security Agency analysis of the Russian war games.  An intelligence report based on communications among the Russian forces during the maneuvers indicated that the Russians practiced fighting in Europe and Asia in one of the largest exercises in the past decade.
The Asian scenario began with a Chinese military attack on Taiwan that was followed by the use of U.S. ground troops.  Next, China escalated the conflict by firing tactical nuclear missiles on U.S. troops in Taiwan, prompting U.S. nuclear strikes on Chinese forces.  Russian forces then threatened to use nuclear missile strikes on U.S. forces in the region, including strikes on troops in South Korea and Japan.  Japan's military sent jet interceptors to confront two Russian TU-22 bombers and two SU-27 fighter-bombers that Tokyo said had violated Japanese airspace.  Russian denied any invasion of Japanese airspace.
According to the NSA analysis, the TU-22s were equipped with long-range nuclear-tipped cruise missiles as part of the Russian intervention on behalf of China during the simulated conflict over Taiwan.  During the exercise, Russia also test-fired three strategic nuclear missiles from land-based mobile launchers and from a submarine.  Russian President Putin and Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev activated the Russian nuclear command and control suitcase known as "cheget."  Marshall Sergeyev announced that "all the designated targets were hit by the strategic missiles, which were launched as a training exercise, during the recent live firings."7
Two days later, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov and Chinese Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Zhang Wannian met in Moscow.  Official Russian press reports indicate that military sales from Russia to China would increase 25% annually.  These will include Oscar-class nuclear cruise missile submarines, Akula-class nuclear attack subs, and the TU-22M Backfire bombers.
The Asian exercise was the first time Russian forces had practiced fighting the United States in the Pacific region.  The European portion of the exercise, pitting Russian forces against NATO, was similar to those practiced in past exercises.
Strategic Realignments
Russia and China have been moving closer together in what many analysts see as an anti-U.S. alliance.  Moscow feels threatened by NATO's inclusion two years ago of Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, and China has begun turning against what it calls "U.S. hegemonism" since the 1999 war against Yugoslavia. The Balkan conflict also angered Beijing because of the accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, which China's government regards as an intentional U.S. attack.
In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin met Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan in preparation for the signing of a treaty of friendship and cooperation between the countries scheduled for next month.
President Bush has shifted away from the previous position of the Clinton administration, declaring that the United States would do "whatever it takes" to defend the island nation of Taiwan.  In a major strategy review presently being conducted for Defense Secretary Donald H.  Rumsfeld, Pentagon officials familiar with the early drafts indicate that it will recommend a major strategic shift from Europe to Asia to deal with the emerging threat of China.
The People's Republic of China presently targets some 300 ballistic missiles against Taiwan, and its CSS-4 long-range missiles are targeted against the U.S.8   Beijing's steadily increasing military budget - a 17% increase in 2001 - includes medium- and long-range ballistic missile forces capable of hitting American bases anywhere in the Pacific and all regions of the continental United States.
Our Strategic Horizon
It is, indeed, a critical time to "do our homework."  We do believe that you and I are being plunged into a period of time about which the Bible says more than it does about any other period of time in human history - including the time that Jesus walked the shores of Galilee and climbed the mountains of Judea.  We strongly invite you to challenge this preposterous statement: we need to thoroughly study what the Bible says about the "end times," and then investigate carefully what is really going on throughout the world.
We live in the most exciting times, but we need to be prepared spiritually!  It is a very appropriate time to reexamine all of our personal and family priorities.
Behold ye among the nations, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you. - Habakkuk 1:5
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For Further Reading:
  • Michael Pillsbury, China Debates the Future Security Environment, National Defense University Press, Washington D.C., 2000. A translation of over 600 writings from over 200 Chinese authors published from 1994 to 1999.
  • Richard Bernstein and Ross H. Munro, The Coming Conflict with China, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1997.
  • Carl Lawrence, and David Wang, The Coming Influence of China, Vision House, Gresham OR, 1996.
  • Steven W. Mosher, Hegemon-China's Plan to Dominate Asia and the World, Encounter Books, San Francisco, 2000.
See also our latest Briefing Package, Strategic Trends: 2001, and continue to monitor our featured "Strategic Trends" segments on our website, www.khouse.org.


**NOTES**



  1. Ezekiel 38 and 39.  Review our Briefing Package, The Magog Invasion, for a discussion of the Biblical and contemporary background.
  2. Ezekiel 38:19-22.
  3. Ezekiel 39:6.
  4. Iran ("Persia") heads the list of Magog's allies (Ezekiel 38:5ff).  Russia has recently completed an additional sale of $7 billion of arms to Iran as the buildup continues.
  5. Revelation 16:12; Isaiah 49:12; Daniel 11:44.  See our Briefing Package, The Sleeping Dragon Awakes, for a summary of the background of this fourth factor in the Armageddon scenario.
  6. Washington Times, April 30, 2001, article by Bill Gertz..
  7. Itar-Tass news agency, February 19, 2001.
  8. "The Forward Defense of America's Vital National Security Interests: Addressing the Increase of Communist China's War Fighting Capabilities," a National Security Report for The Conservative Caucus Foundation, Inc., Vienna VA, April 2001, (703) 281-5782.



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We'll attack Iran without telling U.S.': Israel to keep America in dark if it decides to launch strike on nuclear facilities

  • Mean U.S. would not be held responsible, says Israel
Last updated at 1:25 AM on 29th February 2012

Israel said it will not warn the U.S. if it decides to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, American intelligence has revealed.
Officials said they would keep America in the dark so that the U.S. would not be held responsible for failing to stop the attack.
The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill.
President Barack Obama
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
No warning: U.S. President Barack Obama (left) will not be told if Israel decides to launch a strike on Iran, Israel PM Benjamin Netanhyhu (right) has said
Decision: Israel has said it will not tell the U.S. in order to decrease the chance Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will blame America for the strike
Decision: Israel has said it will not tell the U.S. in order to decrease the chance Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will blame America for the strike
The U.S. has been working with the Israelis for months to persuade them that an attack would be only a temporary setback to Iran's nuclear programme.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak delivered the message to a series of top-level U.S. visitors to the country.
They included the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House national security adviser, the director of national intelligence, and top U.S. lawmakers.
All were trying to close the trust gap between Israel and the U.S. over how to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Netanyahu delivered the same message to all the Americans who have travelled to Israel for talks, the U.S. official said in an off-the-record briefing.
The White House did not respond to requests for comment, and the Pentagon and Office of Director of National Intelligence declined to comment, as did the Israeli Embassy.
Secretive: Iran says it is developing nuclear technology for fuel reasons, but a lack of transparency has led Western powers to be suspicious
Secretive: Iran says it is developing nuclear technology for fuel reasons, but a lack of transparency has led Western powers to be suspicious
Iran claims its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes, but the International Atomic Energy Agency has raised alarm that its uranium enrichment programme might be a precursor to building nuclear weapons.
The U.S. has said it does not know whether the Iranian government has decided to 'weaponise' its nuclear material and put it on a missile or other delivery device.

IRAN 1, ISRAEL 0: OSCAR VICTORY OVER ENEMY

The Iranian government has hailed the success of a homegrown film at Sunday's Academy Awards as a victory over Israel.
'A Separation' by director Asghar Farhadi won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Picture beating Israeli director Joseph Cedar's 'Footnote'.
In a state TV broadcast Javad Shamaghdari, head of the state Cinematic Agency, hailed the win as the 'beginning of the collapse' of Israeli influence that 'beats the drum of war' in the U.S. and elsewhere.
He later claimed the Oscar meant 'American judgment was bowed to the Iranian culture'.
The film explores troubles in Iranian society through the story of a collapsing marriage.
It tells the story of a couple heading for divorce and dealing with domestic troubles, including a young child and an aging parent.
Iranian conservatives were upset with the themes of domestic turmoil, gender inequality and the desire by many Iranians to leave the country.
In his acceptance speech Mr Farhadi said he hoped the Oscar would raise awareness of Iran's sizable artistic achievements and rich culture that has been 'hidden under the heavy dust of politics'.
Surprisingly the film has been a huge hit in Israel, where tens of thousands of movie-goers have flocked to see it since it opened earlier this month.
The secret warning is likely to worry U.S. officials and begin the high level meetings with Israel and the U.S. far apart on how to handle Iran.
But the apparent decision to keep the U.S. in the dark also stems from Israel's frustration with the White House.
After a visit by National Security Adviser Tom Donilon in particular, they became convinced the Americans would neither take military action, nor go along with unilateral action by Israel against Iran. 
The Israelis concluded they would have to conduct a strike unilaterally - a point they are likely to hammer home in a series of meetings over the next two weeks in Washington, the official said.
Barak will meet with top administration and congressional officials during his visit.  Netanyahu arrives in Washington for meetings with President Barack Obama next week.
The behind-the-scenes warning belies the publicly united front the two sides have attempted to craft with the shuttle diplomacy to each other's capitals.
'It's unprecedented outreach to Israel to make sure we are working together to develop the plan to deter Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, and to keep them from exporting terrorism,' said Maryland Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee.
He travelled there with the intelligence committee chairman, Republican Mike Rogers, to meet Israel's prime minister and defence minister, along with other officials.
'We talked about the fact that sanctions are working and they are going to get a lot more aggressive,' Ruppersberger added.
They also discussed talked about presenting a unified front to Iran, to counter the media reports that the two countries are at odds over how and when to attack.
Programme: The nuclear enrichment facility in the central Iranian city of Natanz
Programme: The nuclear enrichment facility in the central Iranian city of Natanz
He said: 'We have to learn from North Korea. All those (peace) talks and stalling and they developed a nuclear weapon.
'We are going to send a message, enough is enough, the stalling is over. ... All options are on the table.'
Rogers told CNN yesterday: 'I got the sense that Israel is incredibly serious about a strike on their nuclear weapons programme.
'It's their calculus that the administration ... is not serious about a real military consequence to Iran moving forward.
'They believe they're going to have to make a decision on their own, given the current posture of the United States.'
U.S. intelligence and special operations officials have tried to keep a dialogue going with Israel, despite the high-level impasse.
They have shared with them options such as allowing Israel to use U.S. bases in the region from which to launch such a strike, as a way to make sure the Israelis give the Americans a heads-up, according to the U.S. official.
Co-operation has improved on sharing of intelligence in the region, according to one current and one former U.S. official.
Israel is providing key information on Syria for instance, now that the U.S. has closed its embassy and pulled out both its diplomats and intelligence officials stationed there, the U.S. official said.
Iran nuclear


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107694/Well-attack-Iran-telling-U-S--Israel-



Ezekiel 38 - 39 . . .

The Bible warns Russia, Iran, Turkey, and a coalition of allies (including Libya and Sudan) will go to war, and will attack and will invade Israel.  In Ezekiel 38-39 the Bible warns this coming war between Iran (Persia) and Israel will take place sometime after Israel has been re-gathered into Her land as a nation (which was fulfilled on May 14, 1948) ... this prophetic war has never yet taken place ... the only time in history Persia (Iran) has ever gone to war against Israel was to help Israel throw off the yoke of the Byzantine Empire around 614 AD.  The Bible warns the US will NOT defend Israel.  According to the Bible, Israel must stand alone ... with God.  For when this coming war does finally start, the United States (for reasons yet unknown) will be unable or unwilling to help Israel defend herself.  Although the Bible warns the invading armies will be ultimately destroyed by God, it will be adevastating war for both Israel and the whole world.  Bible scholars are divided as to whether this coming war is part of the prophetic battle of Armageddon or will just precede the battle of Armageddon in order to prepare the path for the coming Antichrist (a coming 'world leader' who will enforce a 'peace plan' upon Israel).  All people of the world should be sitting on the edge of their seats with white knuckles watching this terrible prophecy slowly start to unfold ... while believing Christians (followers ... both Jew and Gentile ... of Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah) are told to "examine" themselves in the Word and in faith to insure they are not just 'almost' Christians (Matthew 7:21-23) who are "lukewarm" in their faith in God's Word (Revelation 3:14-16) ... for Jesus (Yeshua) the Messiah warns all to, "Watch, therefore, and pray always (not just sometimes), that you will be counted worthy (through His worthiness) to escape all these things (the terrible events of the coming 'Apocalypse') that will come to pass" ... (Luke 21:36) ... for He also warns that never in the history of Mankind has there been (or will there be) anything as terrible as the coming "Apocalypse" (also called the "Great Tribulation"... Matthew 24:21 ... and "the time of Jacob's (Israel's) trouble"... Jeremiah 30:7) and only a small remnant of the world will survive ... yet, the Bible promises believing Christians (faithful and sincere believers in Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) who are alive at that time and have endured in their faith in God's Word are not "appointed" to this coming time of "God's wrath" that will be "poured out" upon the "whole world"... (1 Thessalonians  1:10 ... 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11) 

Ezekiel 38:1-10 . . .

       "Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
       ‘Son of man, set your face against Gog  (a powerful leader),
        of the land of Magog  (translated 'Scythia' in Greek ... the area of  modern day RUSSIA),
        the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal,   (Meshech and Tubal are in and around TURKEY)
        and prophesy against him, and say,
        Thus says the Lord GOD:
       ‘Behold, I am against you, O Gog  (a powerful human or dark-angelic leader behind Russia),
        the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.  (Turkey)
        I will turn you around,
        put hooks into your jaws     (Israel's Leviathan gas fields, mutual defense treaty, or UN effort?)
        and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed,
        a great company with bucklers and shields,
        all of them handling swords (weapons).   (The Russian army will march again)
        Persia (IRAN),   (Iran is listed first, meaning it will be the 'lead' ally)
        Ethiopia (Sudan ..."Cush"), and Libya (northern Africa) are with them,
        all of them with shield and helmet.
        Gomer and all its troops;  (Germany-France, eastern Europe, or "Galatia"- Turkey)
        the house of Togarmah (Armenia) from the far north and all its troops -
        many people are with you.      (NATO member Turkey will join this coalition)
        Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you;
        and be a guard for them.    (Russia will act as a "guard" ... and supplier of weapons)
        After many days  you will be visited.    (Meaning, this would happen far from Ezekiel's time)
        In the LATTER YEARS you (Russia-Iran-Turkey)
        will come into the land of those brought back from the sword  (Israel!)
        and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel,
        which had long been desolate  (this war will take place after Israel became a nation in 1948)
        they (the children of Israel) were brought OUT of the nations,
        and now all of them dwell safely.
        You will ascend, coming like a storm,  (they may attack from the air, or from the south, or both)
        covering the land (of Israel) like a cloud,
        you and all your troops and many peoples with you."
        (Ezekiel 38:1-10)

The Bible warns Russia will also act as a GUARD (including weapons) for Iran and their allies ...

   "Prepare yourself   (Russia  - "Magog")
     and be ready,
     you  (Russia)
     and all your companies (allies) that are gathered about you;
     and be a GUARD for them."     ("Them" is IranTurkey, and the other allies listed)
     (Ezekiel 38:7)  

"guard" protects, defends, blocks threats of "international sanctions"... and provides weapons, technology, intelligence, command, and control ... and often stays quietly hidden in the shadows until the time is right.


Ezekiel 38:11-17  . . .

 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD:
 “On that Day it shall come to pass
   that thoughts will arise in your mind,
   and you will make an evil plan:
   You (the one who leads Russia) will say,
 ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages;      (the cities in Israel are no longer 'walled')
   I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely,
   all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’
   to take plunder and to take booty,      (Greed, envy, and arrogance will fuel this invasion)
   to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, (look at Israel today)
   and against a people gathered from the nations,  (this will take place after 1948!)
   who have acquired livestock and goods,
   who dwell in the midst of the land.
   Sheba (Saudi Arabia), Dedan (Kuwait),    (Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will not join this invasion)
   the merchants of Tarshish (may be England),
   and all their young lions (may be former colonies like Canada, Australia, and the US)
   will say to you,
 ‘Have you come to take plunder?    (Greed, envy, and arrogance will fuel this invasion ...)
   Have you gathered your army to take booty,
   to carry away silver and gold,
   to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’”’

 “Therefore, son of man, PROPHESY and say to Gog,
   ("Gog" is either the powerful angelic being or a powerful human leader of "Magog" ... Russia!)
   Thus says the Lord GOD:
   On that Day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it?
   Then you will come from your place
   OUT OF THE FAR NORTH,  
   (literally "uttermost parts of the North" ... take a globe and look "FAR north" of Israel)
   you and many peoples with you,
   all of them riding on horses,
   a great company and a mighty army.
   You will come up against My (God's) people ISRAEL
   like a cloud, to cover the land.
   IT WILL BE IN THE LATTER DAYS
   that I (God) will bring you against My Land (Israel),
   so that the nations may know Me,
   when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes.”   (For God will destroy this invading army ...)
   Thus says the Lord GOD:
 “Are you (Gog) he of whom I have spoken in former days     (Prophecy fulfilled!)
   by My servants the prophets of Israel,
   who prophesied for years in those days
   that I (God) would bring you against them?"
   (Ezekiel 38:11-17)


Ezekiel 38:18-23 . . .

 “And it will come to pass at the same time,
   when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord GOD,
 “that MY fury will show in My face.
   For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken:
 ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel,
   so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field,
   all creeping things that creep on the earth,
   and all men who are on the face of the Earth shall shake at My presence.
   The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall,
   and every wall shall fall to the ground.’
   I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord GOD.
 “Every man’s sword will be against his brother.
   And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed;
   I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him,
   flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.   (The invading armies will be decimated by God!)
   Thus I (God) will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself,
   and I will be known in the eyes of many nations.
   Then they shall know that I am the LORD.”’
   (Ezekiel 38:18-23)


We are not exactly sure when this attack/invasion will take place ... but, from current news headlines, it looks as though it is now getting very close.  As noted above, if you study your history books you will find the only time in history Iran (Persia) has invaded Israel was in 614 AD, and this invasion was tohelp Israel break the yoke of the Byzantine Empire.  The current threats of war Iran is making against Israel represent the first time in history the world has seen the imminent fulfillment of this prophecy.  Add the fact Russia is fully backing Iran, and Turkey is quickly turning against Israel, and all of these nations either are, or soon will be, armed with nuclear weapons, you will find the world may soon be facing this terrible prophetic war . . .


Israel WINS . . . the invading armies will be utterly destroyed . . . by GOD!!!

In Ezekiel 39 the Bible goes on to warn the invading armies will be utterly destroyed ... by GOD!  Also in Ezekiel 39 there are hints this coming war may go nuclear because Israel will wait months to enter the battlefield after the battle, they will "set apart men regularly employed" (professionals) to bury the dead, and later if a bone is spotted it is to be "marked" for the professionals to bury (exactly the same procedures that are now found in our military nuclear/biological/chemical "battlefield cleanup" manuals today) ... the aftermath of this invasion will be very, very gruesome.

Some scholars feel it must be part of, or the beginning of "The Battle of Armageddon" (because of some of the terminology used), and others believe it must happen sometime before Armageddon and will set the stage for the coming "Antichrist" (who will rise over 10 nations which were part of the Roman Empire) to fill the world power vacuum that will be left after this coming war ...

The United States will be "neutralized" sometime before this attack and will be unwilling or unable to help defend Israel, for the Bible warns Israel must stand alone ... with God!

More importantly, many good Bible prophecy scholars believe the strange prophetic event called  "The Rapture" must take place sometime before this coming battle ...

Please do not ignore these Bible prophecies . . .

Many people will simply yawn and ignore these Bible prophecies and the headlines we are now seeing. 

Yet, God does NOT fulfill His prophecies or prophetic warnings in secret, but so all the world can see.  For many years now a number of Bible prophecy teachers and scholars have been warning the one piece of the puzzle missing was for TURKEY (a NATO ally-nation) to turn toward Russia and Iran and against Israel (as this prophecy predicts.) 

The world has waited over 2,500 years to see the headlines we are now seeing ...

This prophetic war between Iran and Israel has never yet taken place ... and it is very much a part of the coming "Apocalypse" and Armageddon scenario.  God has been warning and preparing thisgeneration for this coming war for well over 10 years ... and the headlines concerning this coming war can now be found almost daily all around the world. 

God is trying to get our attention and to draw those who are His back to Him before it is too late. With open arms and with tears of joy God promises to welcome and to shelter and comfort ALLwho will come to Him before these events take place (or before their earthly bodies die) ... yet, the Bible warns God will not mourn, nor have mercy, on those who reject and ignore and mock His Word and His warnings.


The Identity of "Magog - Scythia" . . .

From the Roman-Jewish historian Josephus Flavius . . .
A major source on ancient Jewish-Roman history is Josephus Flavius, a Jewish-Roman historian who wrote of the Roman wars and witnessed the Roman siege on Jerusalem in 70 A.D.  Josephus identified Magog in his ancient writings as he wrote ... "Magog founded the Magogians, thus named after him, but who were by the Greeks called 'Scythians.'"   (Josephus, Antiquities, 1.123)

From the Wikipedia Encyclopedia  -  Scythia (Magog in Hebrew) comprised an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by Iranian nomadic peoples, speaking Iranian languages and known as theScythians or Scyths. The location and extent of Scythia varied over time, from the Altay Mountains region where Mongolia, China, Russia, and Kazakhstan come together, across southern Ukraine to the lower Danube river area, Bulgaria and Georgia.  The Chinese knew the Saka (Asian Scythians) as Sai.  The Scythians first appear in Assyrian annals as Ishkuzai, reported as pouring in from the north some time around 700 BC and settling in Ascania and modern Azerbaijan as far as to the southeast of Lake Urmia.  Archaeological remains of the Scythians include elaborate tombs containing gold, silk, horses and human sacrifices.   Mummification techniques and permafrost have aided in the relative preservation of some remains.

From 'Encyclopedia.com  -  Scythia (Magog in Hebrew), ancient region of Eurasia, extending from the Danube river on the west to the borders of China on the east. The Scythians flourished from the 8th to the 4th cent. BC They spoke an Indo-Iranian language but had no system of writing. They were nomadic conquerors and skilled horsemen. They seem to be related to the Saka, another nomadic tribe that roamed the steppes of central Asia at about the same time. The so-called Royal Scyths established a kingdom in the E Crimea before the 9th cent. BC They seem to have maintained themselves as a ruling class while others (probably native inhabitants) worked the grain fields. The Scythians are traditionally associated with the area between the Danube and the Don, but modern excavations in the Altai Mts., particularly at the site of Pazyryk, suggest that their origins were in Western Siberia (Russia) before they moved east into Southern Russia in the early 1st millennium BC.  Scythian power was maintained in the 8th cent. BC in obscure warfare with the Cimmerians. The Scythians, considered barbarians by the Greeks, traded (7th cent. BC) grain and their service as mercenaries for Greek wine and luxury items. They invaded (7th cent. BC) upper Mesopotamia and Syria. They threatened Judah but never actually occupied Palestine. They also made incursions into the Balkan Peninsula, and a century later the mysterious campaign of Darius I against them (c.512 BC) may have checked their expansion, although it was no conquest. They destroyed (c.325 BC) an expedition sent against them by Alexander the Great. After 300 BC they were driven out of the Balkans by the invading Celts. In South Russia they were displaced (2nd or 1st century BC) by the related Sarmatians.

From Chuck Missler's 'Koinonia House' Research and Article -  Magog-Scythia . . .
(http://www.khouse.org/articles/2002/427/)

We know the descendants of Magog by their Greek designation as the Scythians (depicted in their legends as descending from Scythes , the youngest of the three sons of Heracles, from sleeping with a half viper and half woman).  The name Scythian designates a number of nomadic tribes from the Russian steppes, one group of which invaded the Near East in the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. After being repulsed from Media, many of the later Scyths settled in the fertile area of the Ukraine north of the Black Sea. Other related tribes occupied the area to the east of the Caspian Sea. 
The ancient Greek historian Herodotus (5th century B.C) describes them living in Scythia (i.e., the territory north of the Black Sea). He describes Scythia as a square, 20 days journey (360 miles) on a side. It encompassed the lower reaches of the Dniester, Bug, Dnieper, and Don Rivers where they flow into the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. 
The Scythian language belonged to the Iranian family of the Indo-European languages.  The Ossetian dialect of central Caucasus appears to be a survivor.  The original area in which Iranian was spoken extended from the mid-Volga and the Don regions to the northern Urals and beyond. From here, Iranian-speaking tribes colonized Media, Parthia, Persia, Central Asia, and as far as the Chinese border.
In the 7th century B.C. the Scythians swept across the area, displacing the Cimmerians from the steppes of the Ukraine east of Dnieper River, who fled from them across the Caucasus.  It is provocative that even the name "Caucasus" appears to have been derived from Gog-hasan, or "Gog's Fort."
The hippomolgoi ("mare-milkers") mentioned in Homer's Iliad  were equestrian nomads of the northern steppes and several authorities also identified these with the Scythians.    (One of the delicacies I (Chuck Missler) was presented with when I was being hosted by the Deputy Chairman of the Soviet Union was fermented horse milk!  These traditions may have a deep history, indeed.)   (http://www.khouse.org/articles/2002/427/)


Have a hard time believing in God?  Just watch the news.  God says all the Bible prophecies we are now seeing being fulfilled are given both as a final warning sign to the world and as verifiable evidence and proof the Bible is true . . .

Please Remember . . .

The Kingdom of Heaven is available to every man, woman, boy, and girl in this world, no matter who they are, where they live, or what they have done.  It is freely offered to any and all who will receive it.  Simply learn of Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah, invite Him into your life as Lord, believe He died on the Cross for all of your sins and rose from the grave (proving there is a Kingdom of Heaven ... and a Hell).  Learn of Him and believe in Him . . . for He was the only one who has ever loved you enough to substitute Himself for you on the Cross.  He shed His blood, suffered, and died on the Cross to save you from your sins and from the utter darkness and torment of Hell, if you will accept it, believe it, and trust in it.  That is why Jesus is called Savior.  He now lovingly and graciously offers you life in Heaven . . . and it is a "take it or leave it" proposition.  We have to consciously receive it and accept it in faith.  If you sincerely admit you have sinned (which means you will need a Savior to get into Heaven) and ask Jesus to come into your life and honestly try to stop doing (and saying) those things God says are wrong, you will go to Heaven ... and with open arms and tears of joy He will receive allwho will come to Him in faith and in love ... It's God's Promise!!!

The only unpardonable sin is to reject God's love and His free offer of life in the Kingdom of Heaven by rejecting Jesus (Yeshua), the Messiah, who stepped forth from Heaven (as promised) ... not to condemn the sinner, but to save the sinner (from the torment of Hell) and who willingly and lovingly shed His blood on the Cross so we can be washed clean of all our sins.  The Bible warns there will be no peace in our lives until we make peace with God through His Son, Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah. 

The Bible also warns there will be no lasting peace in Israel (or on Earth) until Messiah returns . . .

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