Published by AL Beebe
For a while now I have been watching things happen in the middle east and especially with Israel and been thinking a lot about what I have seen transpire. And been putting off writing this for a while now but The Lord has been pushing me to get this out. It concerns Ezekiel 29, Isaiah 17:1 and Psalm 83. There are 2 main scenarios I see developing.
Israel strikes Iran either with conventional air strike directly on their nuke weapons site or with an EMP strike ( Electro Magnetic Pulse) burst. I will discuss later why I think this is more likely.
Once Israel strikes Iran ( which they have no choice but to do, eventually Iran will obtain a nuke and it will be game on), the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt, Syria, allied with Iran and Hezbollah and Hamas will attack Israel from all sides.
Hezbollah- Has 5 divisions stationed across from Galilee that is approx. 50,000 troops, and will make a run for Galilee in a blitzkrieg looking to cause as much damage as possible military, civilian, women or children it will make no difference to them.
Why I believe Iran and Turkey will directly sit this one out. Iran will use their pawns as mentioned above to do their dirty work without risking a direct attack against Israel. That is if Israel hasn’t EMP’s them already. And remember Iran (aka Persia) has to be around for the battle of Gog and Magog, as well as Turkey.
Israel already issued a warning to Syria several years ago that if one missile or rocket fell on Israel from Syria, Israel would start with Damascus and nuke every Syrian city. And based on what I mentioned earlie
The Samson option- We need also to remember Israel has the Sampson Option- We remember from the bible that Sampson prayed to the Lord to give him strength to bring down the palace killing his and Israel’s enemies and thus killing himself. Israel always launches plans with nukes on board anytime they are involved in a conflict just in case it escalates and they are in danger of being overrun.
And I wouldn’t put it past Obama to try and stop them by either directly intercepting Israeli planes as they fly over the Persian Gulf or by alerting Iran they are coming. He is not to be trusted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And above all we need to remember Israel has one secret weapon that everyone always forgets about
GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! They always underestimate Gods promise to protect the apple of HIS eye.
This is just my opinion based on what I see going on. I could be wrong but what I have seen especially in the last couple weeks says it will go down very similar to this. However it happens it appears we will soon find out.
Your Brother in Christ
The United States consulate in Libya where an ambassador and three others were killed was poorly guarded, according to reports in British media. The building lacked bulletproof glass, reinforced doors, and other features normally used to secure diplomatic staff.
The Benghazi consulate was not guarded by the usual contingent of U.S. Marines. Instead, protection was provided primarily by local guards, who fled when an angry mob approached. “The security people just all ran away and the people in charge were the young men with guns and bombs,” local man Ali Fetori told the Independent.
The building’s perimeter was breached within 15 minutes of the mob assault.
In addition, Ambassador Christopher Stevens was reportedly missing for several hours after the attack. U.S. State Department officials say Stevens was separated from his security team “due to the heavy, dark smoke” as rioters attacked the building. His body was seen by consulate staff only hours later, after Libyan citizens took him to a hospital.
Making matters worse is the report in the Independent that the State Department had prior warning of the violent assault. “According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and ‘lockdown,’ under which movement is severely restricted,” the report stated.
Earlier media reports revealed that one of the slain diplomats, informationmanagement officer Sean Smith, had noticed suspicious people taking pictures hours before the assault and wondered in an online forum if he and other staff would “die tonight.”
State Department officials now say that the assault in Benghazi was “clearly a planned attack.”
The Breitbart news site said Thursday night, “Why wasn’t there better protection at the consulate? Because that’s the way Secretary of State Clinton wanted it… Secretary of State Clinton is responsible for the security of our staff, consulates and embassies abroad. If the Independent’s report is correct, she has violated the most basic standard of duty. Both she and her boss, President Obama, must be held responsible.”
In the wake of the attack U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered that security be tightened at U.S. embassies worldwide. The U.S. has also launched a manhunt for the terrorists behind the Benghazi attack.
Many of us tried to warn Barack Obama that using militants from al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations to overthrow governments in the Middle East would not end well. The Obama administration has been so determined to get rid of some of these dictators in the Middle East that they have not even really stopped to think about who would be replacing them. Our leaders assured us that those opposed to Mubarak and Gaddafi were “freedom fighters” that just wanted “liberty” and “democracy” in those countries. Well, of course it turns out that the folks that took control of both Egypt and Libya bear no resemblance to George Washington whatsoever. They have simply replaced one form of tyranny with an even worse form of tyranny. Sadly, the last couple of days have been a huge wake up call for all of us. Radical Islamic militants stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt and replaced the American flag with the al-Qaeda flag. In Benghazi, Libya the U.S. consulate was attacked by a crowd equipped with guns, homemade bombs and rocket-propelled grenades. They torched the consulate, looted it, and killed the U.S. ambassador and three other U.S. officials. Apparently they are not as grateful for our help in “liberating” their homelands as the Obama administration thought they would be. Unfortunately, our politicians fundamentally misunderstand what is going on in the Middle East, and this is going to continue to lead to more policy errors.
For years, our politicians told us that “al-Qaeda” was the big enemy in the “War on Terror”.
But then during the “Arab Spring” the U.S. government was openly working with “al-Qaeda” and a bunch of other similar organizations all over the Middle East to overthrow established governments.
To say that our approach to the Middle East has been “inconsistent” would be a massive understatement.
After the protesters stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo, they made it very clear who they are aligned with. They tore down the U.S. flag and desecrated it, and they put up a black Islamic flag in its place.
So what did the black flag have on it? The following is how CNN described the flag….
The black flag, which hangs atop a ladder inside the compound, is adorned with white characters that read, “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger,” an emblem often used in al Qaeda propaganda.
This is very reminiscent of what happened in Libya in the days after the toppling of Gaddafi. At the time, the Daily Mail and other international media organizations posted pictures of the black al-Qaeda flag flying high and proud over the courthouse in Benghazi….
The black flag of Al Qaeda was hoisted in Libya yesterday as Nato formally ended its military campaign.
The standard fluttered from the roof of the courthouse in Benghazi, where the country’s new rulers have imposed sharia law since seizing power.
Today, the new government in Egypt is completely dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. They hold 47 percent of the seats in parliament and the new president of Egypt belongs to the organization.
So how are they responding to this incident?
Well, they have issued a half-hearted condemnation of the attacks in English, and they have also announced that new protests against the anti-Islam film that originally sparked the violence will be held in Tahrir Square on Friday.
I’m sure that a new round of mass protests will definitely calm everyone down.
Hopefully the U.S. embassy in Egypt will have significantly strengthened security by Friday.
In Libya, the U.S. consulate has been essentially destroyed.
You can see pictures of what the U.S. consulate in Benghazi looks like after the attack right here.
Looters took off with whatever they were able to carry. Reporters saw some people carrying desks, chairs and even washing machines away from the consulate.
The U.S. ambassador, Chris Stevens, was killed along with three other U.S. officials.
You can see a photo of an unconscious Stevens being carried through the streets after the attack right here.
So who was responsible for the attack?
Once again, it appears to have been Islamic radicals associated with al-Qaeda. The following is from a Reuters article about this incident….
The attack was believed to have been carried out by Ansar al-Sharia, an al Qaeda-style Sunni Islamist group that has been active in Benghazi, a Libyan security official said. Witnesses said the mob also included tribesmen, militia and other gunmen.
Ansar al-Sharia cars arrived at the start of the protest but left once fighting started, Hamam said. “The protesters were running around the compound just looking for Americans, they just wanted to find an American so they could catch one.”
Most Americans thought that it was a good idea for the Obama administration to back “the rebels” that were fighting to overthrow Gaddafi, but perhaps more people should have been asking what those “rebels” actually stand for.
The following is what former CIA officer Bruce Riedel once said about the composition of the fighters that were attempting to overthrow Gaddafi….
“There is no question that al-Qaida’s Libyan franchise, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, is a part of the opposition. It has always been Gadhafi’s biggest enemy and its stronghold is Benghazi. What is unclear is how much of the opposition is al-Qaida/Libyan Islamic Fighting Group – 2 percent or 80 percent.”
The leader of the Libyan rebel forces even admitted that some of the very same militants that were shooting at U.S. troops in Iraq were among those that were seeking to “liberate” Libya. The following is from a 2011 article in the Telegraph….
Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
You can find much more on the link between al-Qaeda and the rebel forces in Libya right here.
So we were shooting at them in Iraq but we supplied them with weapons and gave them air support in Libya?
What kind of nonsense is that?
The truth is that the U.S. government has absolutely no idea what it is doing in the Middle East.
And it looks like more trouble is ahead.
There were other anti-U.S. protests in Sudan, the Gaza Strip and Tunisia on Wednesday.
Sadly, even the top officials in our own government fail to grasp why these militants hate us. In response to the torching of the consulate in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton asked the following question….
“Today, many Americans are asking, indeed I ask myself … How could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction?”
And of course foreign policy has never been a point of emphasis for Barack Obama.
In fact, it has been reported that he skips more than half of his daily intelligence meetings.
So the blind are leading the blind and we continue to make mistake after mistake in the Middle East.
When will we ever learn?
The Associated Press reported early Thursday that Nakoula, 55, is responsible for the “Innocence of Muslims,” the film that was said to ridicule the prophet Muhammad and, in turn, prompt violent assaults on US land overseas, including missions in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and the US Embassy in Yemen.
Nakoula gave an interview to the AP on Wednesday and insisted that he managed logistics for the firm that produced the film, but denied any role as a director, a position that had been linked to a man using the name Sam Bacile. The AP claims to have traced the cell phone number provided to them as Bacile’s back to the same Los Angeles area home where they had earlier met with Nakoula.
Hours later on Thursday, a law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed to the AP that Nakoula was in fact behind the production of the film to a degree must larger than he claimed.
During their investigation, the AP identified Nakoula as an ex-con who had been convicted of bank fraud. He described himself as a Coptic Christian and had connections with Morris Sadek, a conservative practicing member of the religion who had promoted “Innocence of Muslims,” in the days before the film is believed to have sparked outrage overseas.
On their part, LA Weekly claims to have successfully tied Nakoula to Media for Christ, a company that described itself as “established to become the light that shows Jesus Christ to all human beings” that is also listed on the permit obtained to film the flick.
Since the attacks on US diplomatic establishments this week, the cast involved in the film have condemned the movie, issuing a joint-statement saying they feel that they were taken advantage of by the producer.
“We are 100 percent not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose,” the statement read.
A July 2011 call for work placed in Backstage magazine described the movie as a “historical Arabian Desert adventure film,” that was looking to cast for the roles of George, “a strong leader, romantic, tyrant, a killer with no remorse,” and Assad, a “bearded tribe leader” with an “Israeli accent.”
The actors who participated in the film said that they were not aware that the film mocked Muhammad and that extra lines were added and dubbed into Egyptian Arabic in post-production.
Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress in the film, tells AP, “there was never any mention of Muhammad, Muslims or anything like that in the film. I was just playing the role of a mother.”
“We were supposed to be playing a film of how life was 2,000 years ago,” she claims.
Garcia says that when she confronted the director for an explanation over the final product, he told her to clear her name and explained that he was motivated because, “I’m tired of the radical Muslims running around killing everyone.”
AFP Photo / Khaled Desouki
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is in an awkward position after the US Embassy in Cairo noted a stark difference in tone regarding the recent attack on the American diplomatic mission in the party’s official English and Arabic Twitter feeds.
Khairat el-Shater, the Brotherhood’s deputy head, was quoted in its official English-language Twitter account, @Ikwanweb, as saying he was “relieved none of @USembassycairo staff was hurt” in the Tuesday attack. El-Shater said in the post that he hoped US-Egyptian relations would not be rocked by the “turbulence.”
The US Embassy in Cairo was quick to respond, thanking @Ikanweb. “By the way, have you checked out your own Arabic feeds? I hope you know we read those too,” the tweet continued.
The Brotherhood shot back, “We understand you’re under a lot of stress, but it will be more helpful if you point out exactly the Arabic feed of concern.”
Recent tweets from the Brotherhood’s official Arabic Twitter feed have included messages applauding the violent demonstrations, like “Egyptians revolt for the Prophet’s victory in front of US embassy.”
Meanwhile, the group’s leaders have called on supporters across Egypt to attend a demonstration in Cairo Friday in response to an obscure American-made movie portraying Islam’s prophet, Muhammad, as a child molester.
A version of the film dubbed to Arabic was aired on Egyptian television months after the original sat largely unwatched on YouTube, causing outrage among conservative Muslims in the region and sparking protests in Egypt as well as Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen.
Egypt, which receives more than a billion dollars in aid annually from the United States, is now headed by President Mohamed Morsi, who emerged from the Muslim Brotherhood to head the Freedom and Justice Party, winning a national election after a popular revolt overthrew the government of President Hosni Mubarak last year.
US President Barack Obama said in a recent interview with Telemundo that while today’s Egypt is not exactly an ally,“we don’t consider them an enemy.”
In any case, Obama has called on his colleagues in Egypt and Libya to provide extra protection for American diplomatic stations in their countries after a US ambassador and three of his staff were killed as the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya came under attack on Tuesday.
“Jihadists are organizing together, and they’re communicating with one another through the Internet,” she told WND today following the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Libya.
Through their websites and networks, Gabriel said, “we are seeing the Muslim Brotherhood rising all across the Middle East,” where it has had an active presence for the past 30 years.
The Associated Press reported authorities are investigating the possibility the attack today was coordinated, and they warn that the next target for violent Muslims could be the U.S. embassy in Algeria.
The AP said various jihadist groups have engaged in online chatter about ongoing protests at U.S. embassies, and an intelligence report said Algerians plan to storm the U.S. Embassy today.
The statement cited a Facebook page for a German-speaking Muslim cleric based in Tripoli who is promoting violence online.
Further, WTOP-TV in Washington reported sources saying the attacks did not “appear to be a random mob scene, but rather an opportunity that militants seized.”
The Islamic attackers used a rocket-propelled grenade, a weapon not traditionally carried by protesters, the report said.
In Cairo, mobs of angry protesters invaded the U.S. Embassy compound, and at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, attackers killed four Americans, including the ambassador.
The Cairo mob lowered U.S. flags and hoisted a black Islamic flag instead.
Reports said the crowds were angry about an anti-Muhammad film that was allegedly produced in the U.S.
However, Gabriel and former PLO operative Walid Shoebat said the protest was a pretext for an attack and the beginning of a wider political movement.
Shoebat told WND the notion that the film was the main reason for the attack is “rubbish.”
“There is nothing about that specific movie in their publicity,” he said. ‘It was about trying to suppress voices and freedom of speech.”
He said a translated advertisement that ran on Sept. 10 asked people to rally at the U.S. Embassy.
“The Salafists Nour joined the Voice of Shikma, the Voice of Wisdom. Wisam Abdul Waris called for the whole thing. The idea was to create a revolution in front of the embassy,” Shoebat said.
Shoebat bases his analysis on a translation of the statement calling for the protest.
“The Arabic sources show that this was in support of al-Qaida day, posting al-Qaida flags and some of the chanting was about reminding Americans that there are many al-Qaldas (i.e. Nour Party),” Shoebat said in the interview.
The statement is also posted on his website.
The film in question is a 2011 release called, “The Innocence of the Muslims,” made available on You Tube in early 2012.
Shoebat emphasizes that the film is merely a pretext for pushing worldwide Shariah Law.
“They want to … create havoc so that they can enforce the idea to make it illegal to insult Islam and the prophet Muhammad any time,” Shoebat said.
Gabriel agrees that the joint attacks on the embassy in Cairo and the consulate in Libya are part of a wider agenda.
“They used the movie as an excuse. Remember the Muslim Brotherhood has organized networks all over the Internet. Jihadists communicate with each other and basically they were looking for an excuse,” Gabriel said.
“The embassy has been under threat from radicals as was reported by newspapers in Egypt,” Gabriel said. “Islamic Jihad has been expressing in letters to the embassy that they wanted to burn the embassy unless the U.S. releases all of the Islamic prisoners including the Blind Sheikh,” Gabriel said.
Gabriel noted that the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the “Blind Sheik” behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is also one of the demands of Egypt’s new president, Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi.
Morsi asked for the release of Rahman after he was elected in June. When the jihadists saw there was no response, they attacked the embassy, Gabriel explained.
An Egyptian citizen who lives in Cairo and who asked not to be named for security reasons agrees that the attack was not spontaneous.
“It was orchestrated by the Muslim Brotherhood and the MB youth and Salafists,” the Cairo resident told WND. “There were about 1,000 protesters during the height of the protest.”
“Planning for this attack has been going on for a while,” Shoebat added.
He said an attack on an embassy on Sept. 11 was more than a coincidence.
“They chose 9/11 to basically insult America. ‘We are all al-Qaida,’ is what was chanted. The object is to force the American government to create law to stop anyone who criticizes Islam,” Shoebat said.
“They know that humiliating Americans works. That’s why they chose 9/11 to carry out this attack,” Shoebat said.
Shoebat says the Cairo embassy statement was exactly what the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist protesters wanted.
The embassy statement read:
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.
Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy.
Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.
Shoebat says the impact of the statement is that the United States just promoted further attacks.
An intelligence analyst and military historian who asked to remain anonymous says that the U.S. Embassy statement had to be approved by a higher authority.
“For an embassy to release anything to the public, word has to come from high levels at the State Department, often after clearing it with the White House,” the analyst said.
Aidan Clay, Middle East analyst for the human rights group International Christian Concern, says that the situation is clear: The jihadists are gaining in power and influence.
“There’s no doubt that Islamists are becoming increasingly bolder throughout the Middle East. The rise of political Islam – the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis in Egypt, the Ennahda party in Tunisia, Islamist opposition groups in Syria – has been a main contributor,” Clay said.
“It would seem that the only groups benefiting from the newly gained freedoms after the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ have been radical Islamists who are now taking justice into their own hands,” he said.
“What’s more, these extremist mobs are often times protected by their own governments who either agree with their motives or cower to their growing influence,” Clay said.
Several conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are urging that aid to Libya and Egypt be stripped from a six-month federal funding bill set for a vote on Thursday.
The lawmakers expressed outrage on Wednesday at the Obama administration’s response to the deadly attacks on the U.S. embassies, which resulted in the death of four Americans at the consulate in Benghazi, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, and have suggested that the inclusion of foreign aid could influence their votes, The Hill reported.
“It makes it easier to vote ‘no’ ” on the spending bill, freshman Louisiana Rep. Jeff Landry said at a news conference with conservative House Republicans.
The House plans to vote on a continuing resolution Thursday that would extend federal funding through March. The move would prevent a government shutdown before the election or during a lame-duck session of Congress this fall.
While conservatives pushed to avoid a shutdown fight, they have also raised alarms about the inclusion of additional welfare funding in the bill, according to The Hill.
“It would show a tremendous amount of leadership from this administration, in light of the recent developments, if the president were to come back and demand that the amount of money that is in the [continuing resolution] for Libya and Egypt be stripped,” Landry told The Hill. “That would be tremendous leadership.”
Lawmakers said they would propose the issue at a meeting of the conservative Republican Study Committee on Wednesday, but acknowledged it would be difficult to remove the foreign aid at a date so close to the vote on the bill.
The bill is expected to pass with bipartisan support, including from Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
“The CR is closed for changes,” he said Wednesday.
The lawmakers also strongly backed Mitt Romney’s criticism of President Obama, repeating the GOP presidential nominee’s charge that the U.S. embassy in Egypt initially apologized for an amateur anti-Islam that allegedly sparked the violent protests.
“It was just one idiot in the United States, and our president continually apologizes for those things,” freshman Idaho Rep. Raúl Labrador told The Hill. “It has been his policy from the beginning to go around the world apologizing for America.
“And it’s about time that somebody stood up, and I’m glad that Romney stood up and said that it was wrong for the embassy to send out a statement apologizing for the thing, instead of condemning what the terrorists did at both embassies.”
Anti-American violence is spreading across the Middle East, with mobs rioting at US missions in Tunisia, Sudan and Morocco.
Hundreds of protesters rioted outside the U.S. embassy in Tunisia on Wednesday night. Police in the capital of Tunis were forced to fire teargas canisters at the mob when some 300 rioters stormed the American embassy compound. The rioters, however, were pushed back. Up to that point, the demonstration had been relatively peaceful, with demonstrators brandishing black and white Salafi Muslim banners.
Throughout the Middle East, United States embassies have been warning American citizens to avoid crowded places, and to “remain alert at all times.” Even demonstrations that appear to be peaceful “can turn suddenly violent,” the embassyalert warned citizens living in Arab countries throughout the region.
In Morocco, considered a “moderate” Arab nation with few radical Islamist leanings, hundreds of protesters gathered in Casablanca, the nation’s largest city. Demonstrators torched American flags outside the U.S. Consulate, according to anAFP reporter, chanting anti-Obama and anti-American slogans. No violence was reported. The mostly young protesters, who reportedly gathered via a call through Internet social networks, were heavily contained by Moroccan police.
They, like protesters throughout the Middle East, used the excuse of their rage over an amateur video produced in the U.S. that had made news as an “profane insult to the Prophet Mohammed,” the founder of Islam, as the justification for the riots. Some used it as an excuse for violence.
In Libya, rage over the film’s “insult to Islam” was used as the excuse for whatappears to have been a full-scale Al Qaeda-linked terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the grisly murder of America’s Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three American diplomats.
The obscure video, produced by a man named Sam Bacile, allegedly a pseudonym, was released at least six months ago and had escaped notice by the Islamic world. Entitled “Innocence of Muslims,” it made news after being translated into Arabic with atrailer posted onto YouTube a few days prior to the 11th anniversary of the “9/11” Al Qaeda terror attack on America.
Angry demonstrators also protested at the U.S. Embassy in Sudan, where an embassy official who requested anonymity said, “I do believe it was a few hundred. Our compound was not breached.”
Staff at the embassy in Khartoum met with three of the protesters, who delivered written demands from a group called “Sudanese Youth.” The official said “They were asking for an immediate apology, removal of the YouTube video,” and expressed anger at Florida-based Pastor Terry Jones, a controversial Christian cleric reported to be associated with the video. However, it has subsequently been reported that Jones has had nothing to do with the film, other than possibly promoting it.