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.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Middle East Report 3 Dec. 2015

Friends, I think it is instructive to note what the Bible, God's word, tells us about terrorism.

·         Ezekiel 32:27 (KJV)

And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.

·         Leviticus 26:16 (KJV)

I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

·         1 Peter 3:14 (KJV)

But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

·         Ezekiel 32:26 (KJV)

There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living.

·         Psalms 91:5 (KJV)

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

·         Isaiah 33:18 (KJV)

Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?

·         Ezekiel 27:36 (KJV)

The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.

·         Deuteronomy 32:25 (KJV)

The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

·         Ezekiel 28:19 (KJV)

All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

·         Ezekiel 32:23 (KJV)

Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.

·         Ezekiel 32:30 (KJV)

There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.

My first thoughts about the San Bernadino murders is that ISIS is now copying the Intifada method in Israel by sending one, two or three murderers to attack people on the streets. This murderous tactic has worked extremely well, no pun intended, in Israel. It has proven, to date, almost impossible to stop such attacks in Israel. My suggestion to my fellow Americans is to carry a weapon when in public.
The Islamic State’s menacing global impact spread dramatically Wednesday Dec. 2 with a spate of ISIS-related events in San Bernardino in California, Syria, Moscow, the British air base in Cyprus and IDF headquarters in Te Aviv.
Wednesday night, at least 14 people were killed and 17 injured in a multiple shooting at the San Bernardino regional center for the disabled in southern California.  A federal law enforcement source revealed after a manhunt for the shooters, who were masked and wore body armor, that one of them was an American citizen, and did not rule out an act of terrorism.
The ringleader who was killed was later named as Syed Farouk, a US citizen. A second suspect thought to be his brother is in custody. The third, a woman later identified as Tashfeen Malik, aged 27, and a life companion of Farouk, was also killed.
All three were loaded down with automatic rifles and pistols. Since Wednesday night bomb squads have been working on defusing three explosive devices left in one of the three buildings of the San Bernadino center after the shooting.
The disclosure shortly after the attack began that “one of the shooters is an American citizen whose identity is known” indicated that he was likely on a federal anti-terror watch list. I received this tip from a law enforcement friend. The FBI has specific knowledge of the suspects’ background and motives but I am sure they will not share the truth with the U.S. public because Obama blocks such disclosures.
A few hours earlier, ISIS released another chilling video, this one threatening Russia with a Paris-style multiple terror attack. The central figure was a Russian version of the late Jihad John who was liquidated by a US drone on Nov. 11 near Raqqa. “Jihad Igor” was depicted in the act of beheading “a Russian Muslim spy” whom Russian intelligence was alleged to have tried to plant inside the ISIS forces in Syria.
The “executioner,” whose face was not masked like that of Jihad John, warned Russia: “You will not find peace in your homes [so long as the Russian air strikes continue in Syria.]. We will kill your sons – for each son you killed here. And we will destroy your homes for each home you destroyed here.”  
Moscow is taking the threat with the utmost seriousness and has declared a countrywide terror alert. The Israeli embassy in Moscow and consulates in other cities were also instructed to stay on high alert. Western anti-terror agencies agreed that an ISIS attack inside Russia was “imminent.”
Earlier Wednesday, the IDF’s Gaza Division conducted an unannounced, wide-scale drill in the Gaza border and Eilat regions, simulating a variety of ISIS assault scenarios. It was the first military exercise on this scale in preparation for an ISIS attack to be carried out by any army in the Middle East or the West.
The exercise practiced terrorist infiltrations of Israeli communities with hostage-taking, border clashes with the ISIS, heavy rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and the abduction of an Israeli soldier to Gaza.
The division also simulated an IDF raid of the Gaza Strip enforcing the "Hannibal protocol" - which means using every possible means to eliminate terrorists who abduct a soldier, even at the cost of the victim’s life.
Other defensive and offensive combat tactics against ISIS-led assaults were tested and appraised by the commanders of the exercise.

The decision to stage this counter-terror exercise without delay was prompted by the Islamic State’s multiple attack on the Swiss Inn Hotel at El Arish in northern Sinai on Nov. 24, which targeted the panel of Egyptian judges, who came from Cairo to monitor the national general election in the northern Sinai district.
The terrorists detonated a car bomb at the hotel entrance, then burst in shooting in all directions. They killed four people, a police officer and three Egyptian judges and injured another 12, nine of them security personnel.
This ISIS operation won sparse media coverage, although it came just three weeks after the downing of the Russian Metrojet passenger plane further south in Sinai, in which 230 people lost their lives.
Based upon drills and military exercises occurring in Israel I believe a large scale ISIS or al Qaeda attack will occur soon in Israel.
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Wednesday night, Nov. 2-3, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah was on a secret nocturnal visit to Baghdad and Karbala. In the space of a few hours, he held talks with the Iraqi prime minister Khaidar Abadi and heads of the pro-Iranian Shiite militias, the Badr Brigades, the Shiite Popular Mobilization Force, the Kataib Hezbollah and the Asaib Ahl al-Haq, which are fighting alongside Hizballah in Syria and Iraq. Earlier that day, those militia chiefs threatened to kill every American soldier landing in Iraq, in response to US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s announcement that US Special Operations forces were being assigned to the country.
Nasrallah then traveled to Karbala for a rare audience with Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, pictured above, the Shiite community’s most influential spiritual leader. The content of their conversation was not released, but Sistani’s willingness to receive the Lebanese Hizballah chief notched up his pivotal standing in the Iran-Iraq-Syria arena.

The Int'l Military Review video for Syria 2 Dec 2015

South Front video on Iran: wither victory or martyrdom

Putin's annual Presidential address to the Russian Duma; the problem is not the Turkish people but the Turkish leadership that is "mad".

The arms trade advisor of Russian President Putin said that Moscow has started supplying S-300 missile batteries, pictured above, to Iran, the Russian media reported Thursday morning. With progress in implementation of the nuclear deal with Tehran and initial steps toward the lifting of sanctions on Iran, Russia announced that the agreement for the supply of S-300 ground-to-air missile batteries, which was signed in the latter half of 2010, will go back into effect. 

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet on Thursday on the sidelines of the OSCE ministerial council meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, according to the Russian media.

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