The Watchman On The Wall

The Watchman On The Wall
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Verse 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Israel Finds Oil and Gas, The U.S. Is On The Outside Looking In!

Billions of barrels of oil have been discovered in Israel, and this discovery could essentially make Israel energy independent for many decades to come. But there is just one problem. This discovery was made in the Golan Heights. 

If you are not familiar with the Golan Heights, it is an area that Israel took from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967. The government of Israel considers the Golan Heights to now be part of Israeli territory, but the United Nations does not recognize Israel’s claim. Instead, the UN still recognizes Syrian sovereignty over that area. 

So now that massive amounts of oil have been discovered there, what will this do to tensions in the region? Could this discovery of oil help set the stage for World War III?

Since 1948, Israel has had to import virtually all of the oil that it uses, and so this oil in the Golan Heights could be a huge game changer. The following is an excerpt from an article in an Israeli news source about this discovery…

Three drillings have so far taken place in the southern Golan Heights which have found large reserves of oil. Potential production is dramatic – billions of barrels, which will easily provide all Israel’s oil needs. Israel consumes 270,000 barrels of oil per day.
Although the existence of the oil in the ground is a fact, the critical phase now is to check how easily it can be extracted and whether it involves high production costs. In a period of very low oil prices, extraction will have to be relatively cheap to make exploitation of the field profitable.

Just as Israel’s offshore Mediterranean gas discoveries have created an entire energy industry, so the Golan oil find could also generate a new industry around it.

As I write this, the price of U.S. oil is sitting at $48.13 a barrel, so when you are talking about “billions” of barrels of oil you are talking about a tremendous amount of money.

Do you think that Syria and Israel’s other Arab neighbors are going to enjoy sitting there as Israel pumps “their oil” out of the ground?

Apparently this discovery is highly unusual. Here is what one scientist told Israeli television about what they found…

“We are talking about a strata which is 350 meters thick and what is important is the thickness and the porosity. On average in the world strata are 20-30 meters thick, so this is ten times as large as that, so we are talking about significant quantities,” geologist Yuval Bartov of Afek Oil and Gas told Israeli television.
Needless to say, this is great news for Israel.

But it is also going to give renewed motivation to those that wish to take the Golan Heights back from the Israelis. The following comes from a Jewish news source…

Syria has claimed the entire Golan since it lost the strategic and water-rich area in the Six-Day War in 1967.

If oil can be extracted, it will be a huge bonanza for Israel and an enormous reason for whoever rules in Syria, or for Hezbollah that is fighting with Assad’s forces and is based in Lebanon, to launch a war on Israel.

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Above, Dick Cheney, one of the major investors in Genie Energy.


Why did Rupert Murdoch and Lord Jacob Rothschild purchase a total of $11 million dollars of “equity positions” with Genie Energy Corporation?  The answer - The Golan Heights!

Now you see why Russia and China are in Syria...............God has lured them there because they want to loot the eastern Med and Israel (The Golan Heights) of the oil and natural gas. I never understood why the U.S. administrations did not want to align with the smartest people in the world and God's "Chosen People"? I guess that is what happens when a nation's leaders do not read or believe the Bible! 

The Rush Limbaugh Show - Could Oil In Israel Change The Middle East?

(From the Rush Limbaugh radio show on October 9, 2015) Excerpt:
RUSH: . . . you can see Syria. You can see Jordan. You can see every one of these threatening regions from the Golan. Beautiful place, by the way. And they tell you how vulnerable they are as a result of this. So oil up there, well, that's just gonna increase the dispute. So I see your point. You think Putin, given the weakness of the US and the resolve of Obama to basically abandon the region, is gonna leave it wide open for Putin to go in and claim it from Israel. And, without US support, Israel is not gonna have much of a defense against an onslaught of Putin.
I would never underestimate the Israelis. But I have to admit, you caught me short on this. I still don't know how much oil we're talking about, and I'm gonna have to -- I think Joel Rosenberg wrote a big novel about this that I read. It was a significant find. Do you know off the top of your head, Ryan, how big this find is, how they're describing it?
CALLER: What I heard, it was like 350 meters of strata that they found of it. They're saying it was a significant find, well over a hundred times anything that they found in the Middle East before.
RUSH: (laughing) A hundred times more?
RUSH: Now, a hundred times more than --
CALLER: Because I was looking at the UK Daily Mail earlier and --
RUSH: Well, what I've got here is that there's "an Israeli subsidiary of the U.S. company Genie Energy, confirmed the find in an interview with Israel's Channel 2 TV, but conceded that until the oil is actually extracted, they won't be sure of the actual amounts and quality of the oil that has been discovered."
So the amount is unknown. Well, if it's a big find, if it's enough of a find, it's a game-changer is the bottom line. But without knowing any more than that, don't know how much. One thing it is going to do is turn Israel into an even bigger target now, in terms of getting them off the land, wiping them off, marching them into the Mediterranean. The Palestinians are gonna be right in there, "It's ours, it's ours, it's ours," so forth. I'm sorry to be caught short on this, folks. I literally did not know about this. I thought this was a story in a novel.
RUSH: The oil discovery in Israel, it is said to be that it could be huge. I've had a chance to read a little bit. Depending on how deep it is, the layers, it could be a gigantic find. This is what theUK Daily Mail is saying. So, if all that's true, and we won't know for a while, there's no question it's a game-changer. But it's just gonna focus enemies on Israel even more. That's the last thing anybody wants in that region is for Israel to become even more empowered. So the claim will be it isn't Israel's, it's Syria's or whatever, you watch. They're just not gonna sit by and let this happen.

Fox News - Potentially game-changing oil reserves discovered in Israel

HAIFA, Israel – After Israel complained for years that it was surrounded by oil-rich states but didn’t have a drop within its own borders, it appears there’s a big-time turnaround with the announcement Wednesday that massive oil reserves have been located in the Golan Heights,close to the country’s border with Syria.
Afek Oil and Gas, an Israeli subsidiary of the U.S. company Genie Energy, confirmed the find in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TVbut conceded that until the oil is actually extracted, they won’t be sure of the actual amounts and quality of the oil that has been discovered.
Here are other news articles that you might find insightful:

Discovery of oil in ISRAEL means the Jewish state could soon produce 'significant quantities' of 'black gold'... and potentially change the face of the Middle East

Vast oil reserves have been discovered in Israel that could transform the country into world energy power and change the face of the Middle East for years to come... 

Genie Confirms Report of Possible Big Golan Oil Find

“Preliminary evidence from the exploratory wells drilled by its Afek subsidiary in Northern Israel confirms the existence of significant quantities of oil ...

Genie Energy confirms finding significant hydrocarbon resource in Northern Israel

Genie Energy reports that, consistent with its prior public ...

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We also thought it might be interesting for you to read what Joel Rosenberg has written about this potential discovery and how it may fit into biblical prophecy:

Israel makes massive discovery of oil in the Golan Heights.

It has been a dramatic month in Israel and Syria, and we’re only eleven days in...

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