HAS ISREAL ENTERED INTO A COVENANT WITH DEATH ON JULY 27, 2012 THE 9TH OF AV???
***DANIEL 9…..27 could be seen as the 9th of Av…July 27th….9…27!!!!
H.R. 4133: United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012
Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
BREAKING NEWS 7/27 Obama SIGNS bill to STRENGTHEN SECURITY cooperation with Israel
H.R. 4133, the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012
THIS BILL SPECIFICALLY STATES IT IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT THAT RESULTS IN TWO STATES LIVING SIDE BY SIDE IN PEACE AND SECURITY!!!!
IT IS AMAZING THAT THIS OCCURRED ON JULY 27TH THE 9TH OF AV (TISH B’ AV) WHICH IS A DAY OF CALAMITY, WAILING, CRYING MOURNING AND TROUBLE FOR ISRAEL. MANY TRADGEDIES HAVE BEFALLEN ISRAEL ON THIS DAY: BOTH THE 1ST & 2ND TEMPLES WERE DESTROYED IN ISRAEL ON THIS DAY. WWI broke out on this day Aug 1, 1914 setting the stage for the HOLOCAUST. On the eve of TISH B’Av in 1942 marked the mass deportation of Jews from the warsaw ghetto to Treblinka.
And he shall CONFIRM the COVENANT with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
COULD THIS BE THE CONFIRMATION- STRENGTHENING OF THE COVENANT?
Strongs H1396 CONFIRM- gabar- to make strong, STRENGTHEN, to BIND,
Strongs H1285 COVENANT- bĕriyth- ALLIANCE OF FRIENDSHIP!!!, COVENANT ENTERED BETWEEN NATIONS!!!! PLEDGE, LEAGUE
The new bill calls for enhanced cooperation with Israel – the staunchest U.S. ally in the Middle East and a major beneficiary of military aid – on missile defense and intelligence, and increased access to advanced weapons.
“The bill deepens our security cooperation with Israel by expanding our military assistance and providing Israel with access to additional equipment,” Vietor said.
Section 5 tells us this extension of authority….is further amended in the item relating to ‘Loan Guarantees to Israel’–striking ‘September 30, 2011′ and inserting ‘September 30, 2015′
Interestingly these loan guarantees were SCHEDULED TO END INITIALLY in 2008 when George W. Bush Left office and Obama became President..
US LOAN GUARANTEES EXTENDED TO 2008!!!
At the meeting, mechanisms required by the US Congress’s decision to extend UNTIL 2008 the period during which Israel can use the US loan guarantees extended by the Bush administration were established. Israel has $3 billion left of the $9 billion in guarantees granted.
Section 3 point (1) States To REAFFIRM(CONFIRM) the enduring COMMITMENT(PROMISE, VOW, TIE, BOND) of the United States…as President Obama stated on December 16, 2011, And as President Bush stated before the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel on…May 15, 2008.
2008-2015 is 7years. OBAMA CONFIRMED a 7yr COVENANT!
This is not to say that the TRIBULATION started in 2008…nor does this mean that this is Daniel 9:27 fulfilled. However we must scrutinize the TRUE SIGNIFICANCE of what this could mean or be leading up to. This may be part of the underpinnings of the 7year treaty that starts the TRIBULATION.
Published on Jul 31, 2012 by realdebka
Iran launches its biggest ever fortification project to protect its nuclear installations from US and/or Israeli attack which Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned his military chiefs is only weeks away: Iran’s nuclear facilities are being buried under mountains of rocks, tons of reinforced concrete and steel sheeting.
Comments by Russian FM come as French President Hollande says will try to convince Russia and China to support harder sanctions against the Syrian regime.
Russia has made no agreement to grant Syrian President Bashar Assad asylum and is “not even thinking about” doing so, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday.
The remarks fell short of a statement that Russia would not consider taking in Assad but were among Moscow’s strongest indications yet that it is not planning to do so.
“We have said more than once publicly that we are not even thinking about this,” Lavrov told reporters when asked about media reports Russia was ready to offer Assad asylum.
Lavrov’s comments came as, also on Saturday, French President Francois Hollande he would try again to convince Russia and China to support harder sanctions against Assad in order to break a diplomatic deadlock and prevent more bloodshed.
“I will once more address Russia and China so that they recognize there would be chaos and civil war if Bashar Assad isn’t soon stopped,” Hollande said, speaking to the press during a visit to a farm in the southwestern town of Monlezun.
“The regime of Bashar Assad knows it is doomed and so it will use force until the very end,” he said. “The role of the member states of the UN Security Council is to step in as quickly as possible.”
Western powers have thus far been unsuccessful in ending an impasse at the United Nations over further pressure on Assad. Earlier this month, Hollande said he was trying to persuade Russia and China to forgo their insistence on shielding the leader from additional sanctions.
The MSTA-S 2S19
It sounds like a lot, and it is, the Russian military budget doubled from 2006 to 2009 from $25 billion to $50 billion; but it’s still not a tenth of the U.S. defense budget, which averages around $600 billion per year.
Perhaps the most interesting facet of Russian military production is that it’s a bit less refined than America‘s, more burgeoning capitalism than entrenched lobbying with the state.
Private enterprise is exporting sophisticated arms packages and entering into international contracts with foreign powers to enhance already well developed weapons program.
So while this doesn’t necessarily bring us to a new Cold War as some suggest, it should keep the U.S. aware that it’s not the only player on the world’s military stage, and in the end, that can only be a good thing.
Russia’s T-90 main battle tank tank is just as advanced as the America’s M1 and costs half as much
Produced from 1995 onward, the T-90 is a modernization of the Soviet T-72.
The overhaul is remarkable and the fact the T-90 costs anywhere from $2.8 to $4.3 million compared to the M1 Abrams $8.6 million is more remarkable still.
Manufacturer Kartsev-Venediktov has pumped the tank full of electronic warfare capabilities, and it’s filled with laser warning receivers, an electronic jamming system and a three-tiered protection system consisting of turret armor, explosive reactive armor and a full countermeasures suite.
Despite the T-90′s well advanced status it’s only a stop-gap piece. Russia’s T-99, coming by 2020, will serve as the new main battle tank, infantry fighting vehicle, and armored personnel carrier.
Production begins of the T-99 begins in 2014.
The MSTA-S 2S19 can run on six different types of fuel
While this artillery platform is pretty interesting on its own — a 152mm self propelled howitzer that entered service in 1989 — perhaps its most compelling feature is its versatility.
The 2MSTA-S 2S19 offers significant automation with loading and firing, allowing the crew to stay mobile while firing and it can run on six different types of fuel including diesel, gasoline, aviation fuel, and alcohol. Russia has 800 of them as of 2008.
The MSTA has been adapted into a number of different variants which include a wheeled variant, various enhanced versions, a “laser tank” and a prototype which includes dual howitzers.
The Sukhoi Su-35 is Russia’s most advanced operational fighter jet
The Su-35 is a twin-engined multi-role fighter. Since Russia has not been in a significant war since the aircraft’s development, the supermaneuverable jet is currently used by the nation’s Russian Knights air display team. The Russian Air Force has eleven of them, mostly an upgraded version.
The Air Forces of Libya, India, Malaysia and Algeria have considered purchasing the craft.
Exporter Rosoboronexport lost $4 billion after the Libyan revolution because of cancelled contracts, so the future of the jet outside of Russian borders remains unclear.
The Sukhoi T-50 will be Russia’s stealth fifth-generation fighter
This is the future of Russian combat aviation.
Currently a prototype T-50, the second model started flight testing in March 2011. Next year, the Defense Ministry plans to buy 10 evaluation aircraft, followed by an initial purchase of 60 jets by 2016.
The service life is projected to be three decades, and this aircraft will likely contend with the the U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet. Still, the Russians managed to confine development costs to around $10 billion.
While less stealthy than the F-22, newspapers have claimed it is more maneuverable.
The MiG-35 has state-of-the-art radar and is all digital
The MiG-35 is a huge upgrade to the MiG-29, a jet so successful it remains in use all over the world.
It’s still in the development phase, but some Russian leaders have been completely explicit about the name: The MiG 35 is seen as a probable direct competitor to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Installed on the MiG-35 will be a state-of-the art radar system developed by Phazotron. This fighter is all digital. It should be able to hit Mach 2.25 and has a range of 125 miles. It first flew in 2007.
The Mi-28 is the most advanced attack helicopter made in Asia — for now
Right now, the Mi-28 is the top attack helicopter made in Asia. It functions in any weather, by day or night, and has no other possible use beside aerial offense.
Still, the helicopter is a mere placeholder for the time being. Right now Russian Helicopters — the corporate parent of Mil — is designing the next-generation attack helicopter to bring Russian rotors out of the eighties. With China developing the Z-10 (with some help from Pratt & Whitney of course) it’s time for an upgrade.
The fifth-generation helicopter has bold goals: light, noiseless, and invisible to radar. They want to start work after the Su-35 is done.
The Antonov An-70 can haul up to 300 troops at a time
Russia has sixty of the Ukrainian aircraft on order, to be delivered sometime between 2015 and 2016. Right now Antonov has two prototypes complete. It’s able to hold 300 troops or 200 wounded.
It has got four propellers. It’s comparable to the C-130J. The project has had some significant hurdles, with Russia pulling out in 2006 before ordering sixty aircraft in 2010, consistent with the rearmament program for the new decade.
The Yasen-class of attack submarines will carry up to 32 cruise missiles
The Office of Naval Intelligence thinks the Yasen sub is the quietest in the ocean belonging to a competitor to the United States.
It’s powered by a nuclear reactor and one is currently in trials after its 2010 launch. The next is expected in the ocean before 2015. It’s been describes as state-of-the-art, and costs the Kremlin $1.2 billion each.
While the Borei-class subs will move ballistic missiles around the world, the Yasen is armed with up to thirty two cruise missiles and has ten torpedo tubes. I
The Bulava, Sineva, and Layner ballistic missiles explain why the Russians are obsessed with submarines
A submarine launched U.S. Trident missile
Russia came to the point a few years ago where it designed submarines around ballistic missiles. Right now, three submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) help define Russian naval missile defense.
The Sineva SLBM was introduced in 2007 and has an operational range of 7,100 miles. It’s designed to be launched from the Delta IV class submarines, built from 1985 to 1992.
The Bulava SLBM carries a warhead with six 150 kiloton bombs in them. They have an operational range of 6,100 miles, but since they’re stocked in the Borei-class submarines that range can be expanded far away from the Russian motherland. They are planned to enter service this year.
The Layner SLBM is being developed by the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau. It has got 12 warheads and can allegedly pierce anti-ballistic missile defenses. It should enter service soon. It’s designed to augment, not replace the Bulava.
The Steregushchy-class corvette is the foundation of Russian coastal defense
The Steregushchy class was initially developed to replace the Grisha class of anti-submarine corvettes.
Three ships have been in service beginning in 2007. At the moment, three are under construction, and two more are expected to be exported to Algeria.
It has a helicopter hangar, eight torpedo tubes, and 12 cells for surface to air missiles of the S-400 type. The ships are currently undergoing sea-trials. With Russia charging $150 million per export ship, these vessels are a steal for the Russian Navy compared to the United States’ plannedLittoral Combat Ships which cost $2.4 billion.
The Gorshkov Frigate is a multi-role ship that will form the core of Russia’s future Navy
The Gorshkov’s predecessor, the Krivak-class
Right now, Severnaya Verf is building the first three of a planned 15-20 frigates for the Russian Navy. They’ll be 425 feet long with a range of 4000 nautical miles.
The plan is to replace the aging Sovremenny destroyers and Burevestnik frigates with the ships. The first frigate — the Gorshkov — was begun in 2006, launched in 2010, and will be commissioned in 2013.
The ships will have advanced radar systems, a 130mm naval gun, Oniks missiles, multiple torpedo tubes, and will hold one helicopter.
Russia focuses on four theaters for their Navy. They have a Northern Fleet, a Baltic Fleet, a Pacific Fleet and a Black Sea fleet.
The S-400 may be the best air defense system in the world
A Russian S-400 Surface-to-Air Missile system
The S-400 is a massive upgrade to Russia’s successful S-300 surface-to-air missile system. While it’s only in limited service at this point, its predecessor currently stands as Russia’s premiere air defense system.
The S-400 has a range of 250 miles, at least twice that of the United States’ MIM-104 Patriot. Three different missiles are used for various ranges, with the fastest going twelve times the speed of sound. The radar can track 100 targets at once.
With this system, even some of the most elite attacking aircraft are at risk.
The S-500 is definitely going to be the best air defense system in the world
The S-500 is a more efficient version of the S-400 designed for ICBM interception among other air defense goals. It’ll be derived from the S-400 but will be reduced in dimensions.
The radar systems have been improved from the S-400, and most of the equipment will be derived from the S-300 family. It’s supposed to be a highly mobile system. Again, details are loose, but this could be a serious game-changer.
The most interesting take away: This isn’t designed to defend from a U.S. ballistic missile attack.
As China builds up their ICBM range, this is likely insurance against either a souring of relations between Moscow and Beijing or the spread of Chinese ICBMs to less-predictable countries.
The Iskander-M missile system replaces the SCUD as the go-to tactical ballistic missile
The Iskander-M is a hypersonic single-stage surface-to-surface ballistic missile with an operational range of 250 miles and an accuracy of 5-7 meters. It’s designed for conventional warheads.
The missiles are 24 feet long and weigh four tons. They are designed for theater-level conflicts.
The case in point is the 2008 South Ossetia war against Georgia, where the missile was hugely effective in destroying military targets.
According to Wikileaks releases of emails from Stratfor.com, there are five Iskander missile brigades stationed in Russia.
The Pantsir-S1 is one of the most sophisticated and compact air defense systems in Russia
The Pantsir S-1 is one incredible system. It combines both medium-range Surface-to-air missiles with anti-aircraft artillery and the most sophisticated radar system available in a single compact package.
Produced beginning in 2008, it’s effective against aircraft, helicopters, drones, and cruise missiles. Russia is even installing it on their aircraft carrier.
Pantsir carries twelve missiles, each with an operational range of 12 miles. The main selling point of the Pantisir is the phase-array radar, which has 360 degree coverage amd a detection range of 20 miles. It can track 20 targets simultaneously.
Russian skies are safe from incoming threats.
Topol is Russia’s first new ICBM since the Soviet breakup
Produced beginning in 1994, the Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) packs a single 800 kiloton warhead and is propelled by a three-stage solid propellant. It has an operational range of 6,800 miles and travels at 22 times the speed of sound.
The Topol can be launched from either a reinforced missile silo or a transporter.
Even more, the Topol is being developed to sustain Multiple Re-entry vehicles (MIRV), which would allow multiple warheads to be transported by a singe rocket.
The beleaguered START treaty would have Russia replace their existing MIRV ICBMs with ICBMS with a single warhead. Don’t hold your breath.
Russia is committed to defending their country from external threats
By Rachel Hirshfeld
In a move to bolster military strength against Iran, 20 nations will stage an anti-mining exercise in Mideast waterways, the Associated Press (AP)reported.
Defense Department press SecretaryGeorge Little said the large minesweeping exercise, set to take place September 16-27, is a defensive drill and is “not … aimed to deliver a message to Iran.”
The upcoming exercise will focus on “a hypothetical threat from an extremist organization to mine the international strategic waterways of the Middle East, including the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, and the Persian Gulf, although exercise activities will not extend into the Strait of Hormuz,” U.S. Central Command said in a statement.
“This is a defensive exercise aimed at preserving freedom of navigation in the international waterways of the Middle East and aimed at promoting regional stability,” Little told Pentagon reporters on Tuesday.
Word of the exercise follows Monday’s announcement that a second U.S. aircraft carrier will be sent to the region in September, several months earlier than planned, in order to ensure there will be two carriers in the region through early next year, APreported.
The Pentagon also announced that it is building a missile-defense radar station at a secret site in Qatar and organizing its largest minesweeping exercises in the Persian Gulf.
The moves are intended to address Tehran’s arsenal of ballistic missiles and to counter its threat to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, the route for one-fifth of the world’s oil.
Commander for the region, Gen. James Mattis, said that the exercise will practice mine countermeasures in multiple waterways and will demonstrate “the international community’s ability to work together to ensure free and secure trade.”
“Of the approximately 40 bilateral and multilateral exercises we’ll conduct this year, this exercise also represents the extensive cooperation we enjoy with our international partners — both in and outside the region — with mutual economic and security interest,” Mattis said.
Officials declined to name the other nations participating, saying it should be left up to the countries to identify themselves.
By Elad Benari
“We have been informed about this situation. He is here,” Hollande was quoted by the news agency as having said at a news conference with his Tunisian counterpart, Moncef Marzouki.
In an unauthenticated statement emailed to Reuters earlier on Tuesday and signed by General Tlas in Paris, he is quoted as saying he wants a “constructive transition that guarantees Syria’s unity, stability and security as well as the legitimate aspirations of its people.”
“I can only express my anger and pain to see the army forced to fight a battle against its own principles. It is a battle being led by security forces in which the people and ordinary soldiers are the victims,” the statement said.
Tlas is quoted as saying that he had refused to take part in the security crackdown and as a result had been isolated and accused of being a traitor.
“My conscience and convictions drove me to oppose and distance myself from this destructive crackdown,” he said.
Reuters noted that neither Tlas’ brother Firas nor Syrian opposition members in Pariswere able to confirm the statement’s veracity. A statement claiming to be from Tlas in the immediate aftermath of his defection on July 6 proved to be fake.
Meanwhile, Syrian rebels battled government forces backed by air power and artillery on Tuesday in the fiercest fighting to hit Damascus since the revolt against Assad erupted more than 16 months ago.
A rebel commander told Reuters the rebels will intensify attacks inside the capital and target sensitive security installations in what they call an operation to “liberate Damascus.”
The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Wednesday on a Western-backed resolution that threatens Syrian authorities with sanctions if they do not stop using heavy weapons in towns, but Russia has said it will block the move.
Published by RT
The X-band radars that the United States has installed in Israel’s Negev desert (AFP Photo/David Buimovitch)
The Pentagon is quickly tightening its ring of forces around Iran. As a recent report reveals a radar belt around the Persian country is almost complete, the biggest ever naval drills, involving up to 20 nations, are to take place in the Gulf waters.
The US military have asked for $12.2 million from Congress to build an AN/TPY-2 type radar station in Qatar. The construction is due be finished by the end of this month, The Wall Street Journal reports, quoting US officials.
Similar radars, commonly known as X-band, are also located in Turkey and Israel’s desert of Negev. The detector in Qatar would complete the backbone of a system designed to protect Israel and Europe from Iranian ballistic missiles, say the WSJ sources. The shield would pinpoint missile launches from the north, west and south of the Persian country.
There are also ambitions to deploy a THAAD (the army’s first Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile-interceptor system to the region in the coming months. This independent detector may be hosted by the United Arab Emirates and, as the project sponsors say, together with X-Band will provide “an extra layer of defense.”
“There’s an effort to get it up and running as soon as possible,” a senior US defense official told the newspaper. “But it’s not like there’s some rush to be ready for imminent conflict.”
Twenty nations to participate in Hormuz threat drills
Not satisfied with a ring of radar bases almost entirely encircling Iran, the US appears to be seeking to shatter the country’s morale as well. On Tuesday the US military is expected to announce the biggest-ever naval drills to be held in the Persian Gulf.
Twenty nations are to take part in the exercises scheduled for September 16-27, US media reports say. The US and its allies will focus on detecting and destroying mines with ships, helicopters and underwater drones in the Persian Gulf and other locations in the region.
The maneuvers are designed to counter Tehran’s threats to block the oil traffic through the Strait of Hormuz and thus cut off a fifth of the world’s crude exports in retaliation for international sanctions.
To boost its defenses even further, the US has dispatched the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis to the Persian Gulf four months ahead of the schedule, says NBC News. Stennis is expected to reach the waters in four weeks. Its deployment period was also doubled to 8 months.
The US says it wants two aircraft carriers to navigate the area at the same time. The USS Abraham Lincoln supercarrier left the Persian Gulf, which hosts the US Fifth Fleet base in Bahrain, on Monday. The waters are currently patrolled by the Enterprise and Eisenhower carriers.
The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis transits the Straits of Hormuz in this U.S. Navy handout photo dated November 12, 2011 (Reuters/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Handout)
Iran slams US Navy over Indian fishing boat shooting
Though the Pentagon insists its moves are purely defensive in nature, the designed radar stations and upcoming drills may come as a red flag for Tehran, who has been repeatedly stressing they watch the United States’ every move in the Gulf and are ready for any conflict.
And as Tehran’s combative rhetoric has ratcheted up a notch or two, the tension is starting to show on the US Navy personnel stationed in the Gulf.
One Indian was killed and three others injured on Monday after a US Navy oiler opened fire on a small motor boat off the UAE’s coast. The subsequent investigation revealed the boat was unarmed and its owners were fishermen.
US officials say the boat ignored warnings as it was approaching the USNS Rappahannock, which lead to the incident.
But India’s ambassador to the UAE insists the boat received no warning before being fired upon. The initial investigation also suggests “the boat was in its right course and did not pose any danger,” reports Abu Dhabi-based daily The National.
Iran slammed the unnecessary shooting and called on other Gulf powers to take regional security into their own hands.
“We have announced time and again that the presence of foreign forces can be a threat to regional security,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.
“Certainly regional countries with the help of one another can provide security in the best possible way. If they join hands, with their defensive capabilities, they don’t need the presence of foreign forces. Anywhere where you see insecurity we have always seen the hand of foreign forces there,” the Ministry added.
The US has been building up its presence in the Gulf, as Washington seeks to step up pressure on Iran over its controversial nuclear program. The US, Israel and the EU suspect Tehran aims at producing nuclear weapons. Iran denies the allegations.
July 17, 2012 – MIDDLE EAST - The U.S. Defense Department is speeding deployment of the Navy’s John C. Stennis aircraft carrier group to the Middle East, four months ahead of its scheduled deployment, Pentagon spokesman George Little said. Marine Corps General James Mattis, commander of the U.S. Central Command, who has responsibility for the region, sought the earlier presence of the Stennis strike group and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta approved the request, Little told reporters today. The deployment of the Stennis “is about a wide range of U.S. security interests” and not specifically tied to threats from Iran or the turmoil in Syria, Little said. Sending the Stennis group ahead of schedule was intended to avoid having just one aircraft carrier group in the Middle East when the USS Enterprise carrier group leaves the region later this year, Little said. He declined to say when the Enterprise is scheduled to depart. In June, the Pentagon announced a nine- month deployment of the carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower to the area. The Stennis strike group will include the Navy’s Aegis destroyer USS Mobile Bay and a contingent of 5,500 sailors, Little said. -Bloomberg
Isaiah17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
Isaiah 17:2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
Isaiah 17:3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.