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, January 18, 2016

Middle East Report Jan. 18, 2016

On a recent appearance on 'The Jim Bakker Show', TRUNEWS host Rick Wiles explains how the 'pivot' events that took place back in Shemitah of September and October of 2015 are just now beginning to make an impact upon world economies. Rick explains how these events are part of the 'bookends of 2015 and 2016 and the year of Jubilee. Watch the video below.

Sitrep Syria Jan. 18, 2016, not good for children

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Russian, Syrian, Iranian and Hizbollah troops were taking up positions Monday, Jan. 18, for a massive offensive to retake Aleppo, Syria’s second city. The rebel militias occupying different parts of the city have repulsed all previous assaults.
A victory in Aleppo (prewar population: 1 million) is expected in Moscow, Tehran and Damascus to reverse the tide of the war and force the Syrian rebels to accept that their insurgency is at an end and their only remaining option is to join the peace process initiated by Russia on Syria’s future.
Russian military intervention since late August has lifted the Syrian army out of its hopeless state and imbued its officers with fresh vigor and the troops with high morale. Bashad Assad’s army is not the same largely defeated one of five months ago. Russian air strikes have restored its commander’s confidence in their ability to win. Cutting-edge weapons are reaching combat units with Russian military advisers on hand to teach the Syrian army how to use them, along with exposure to advanced methods of warfare that have been developed by a world-class military.
The operational standards of Hizbollah and the pro-Iranian Shiite militias fighting alongside the Syrian army have likewise been enhanced by their exposure to Russian tactics.
Those tactics have produced a substantial drop in Hizbollah, Iranian and Syrian casualties in battle.
Robots, novel replacements for boots on the ground, recently made their debut appearance in the Syrian arena, our military sources have revealed. They are cast in a star role in the offensive for the recovery of Aleppo.

Heralding a revolution in modern warfare, the Russians are fielding two kinds of robots – the Platform-M combat robot, top of page, and the Argo Mobility Platform, above, both heavily armored and capable of functioning day or night in a variety of battlefield conditions. Platform-M gathers intelligence, uncovers fixed and moving targets and destroys them.  It also provides firepower support for forces on the move and secures military installations or routes traveled by the army.  Platform-M is armed with semiautomatic or automatic control firing systems for destroying enemy targets But extra fire power can be mounted on the system as required.
The Argo is designed for rough-country operations, especially on mountainous or rocky terrain. In recent battles, Syrian rebels were startled to find themselves under sudden heavy fire from the unmanned Russian robots.

Russian General Staff Chief Valery Gerasimov recently spoke of a plan to “completely automate the battle in Syria.” He added, “Perhaps soon we will witness robotic groups independently conducting warfare.” Our military sources comment that this vision is overly futuristic. No totally robotic battlefield exists anywhere in the world today outside sci-fi cinema.

The report by the US military contradicts the message cited by US Secretary of State John Kerry that the sailors were well treated and given food and blankets, when he thanked Tehran for their early release. The sailors were held at gunpoint for the 15 hours of their detention and there was a verbal exchange with their captors, the US military revealed. The Obama administration has said their speedy release shows the power of diplomacy and the promise of its new engagement with Iran. Republicans, however, have been critical of the deal with Iran, and some say the detainment of the sailors shows how little regard Iran has for America.

Lieut. Gen. Gady Eisenkot, the IDF chief of staff, said Monday that Israel faces serious challenges in using its intelligence assets to deal with the ongoing wave of Palestinian terror. He said IDF intelligence had yet to provide a warning of any stabbing attack since the wave began. Eisenkot added that it is also difficult to identify possible terror attacks by ISIS that may develop into "strategic situations," without elaborating. 

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