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  • Discussion on Global Chaos - Brexit, the New Middle East, and farce of US politics [radio]

    06/20/2016 7:17:00 PM PDT · by Randall_S
    JJ McCartney Show ^ | June 20, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    First 60 minutes of the program... http://usatransnationalreport.org/2016/06/21/jj-mccartney-show-06-20-2016-wm-palumbo-wallace-bruschweiler/ JJ McCartney interview with William Palumbo & Wallace Bruschweiler. Topics discussed: - Europe – Brexit, its consequences, and the future of UK politics - Middle East – Putin’s growing influence in the region, the new alliance between Israel and the Arab states, and Obama’s surrender - United States – Trump’s run as an “independent” - Orlando – Myths about the “assault rifle” AR15 and more…
  • NBC’s Today Ignores CIA Director’s ‘Stark Warning’ About ISIS

    06/17/2016 1:34:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 17, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, NBC’s Today skipped any mention of CIA Director John Brennan detailing Obama administration failures in the fight against ISIS while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The morning show ignored the major story despite Thursday’s NBC Nightly News devoting a nearly two-minute segment to the topic. On Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt declared: “Now to a stark warning here at home from the director of the CIA over the threat from ISIS. John Brennan told Congress today efforts to defeat ISIS on the battlefield have not put a dent in the group's ability to carry out terror attacks....
  • Trump 'won't pressure Israel' to act against its interests

    05/30/2016 3:00:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Attorney David M. Friedman, one of Donald trump's two advisors on Israel, told Arutz Sheva in an exclusive interview that Donald Trump has assured him he will not pressure Israel into "peace processes" and concessions that it does not want. “I’ve known Donald Trump for about 15 years," he said, in a conversation with Dr. Joseph Frager. "I met him in the context of being his lawyer, and we’ve become friends over the years. He know how much I love Israel, and hopefully people who read Arutz Sheva know how much I love Israel because I write a column for...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 29th, 2016 (video)

    05/29/2016 6:33:39 PM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | May 29th, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. focuses the attention on developments concerning Jerusalem, specifically as it relates to the uniting against Israel, and the pressure on Israel, to acquiesce to that which would lead to her destruction, under the banner of “peace and security.”
  • The end of a century of political miscalculation

    05/16/2016 4:48:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/16 | Jay Schapiro
    In 1916 the French and English drew borders in the Middle East to satisfy their imperial ambitions. Jay Shapiro thinks that the division now collapsed completely. So what is the big mistake of Europe? Listen to figure it out. Video
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 15th, 2016 (video)

    05/15/2016 8:41:26 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | May 15, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses the breakneck speed with which prophetic events are revving up specifically concerning Israel and the United States, vis-ŕ-vis Iran.
  • Donald Trump is the right candidate on Israel and national security (Shmuley Boteach)

    05/14/2016 11:02:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Shmuley Boteach
    I am friendly with Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. They are both extremely fine people. Jared is a leading advisor to his father-in-law on Israel and is rock-solid on all matters pertaining to the Jewish state. He stems from a famously philanthropically Jewish family who are devoted in every way to the interests of the Jewish community. I am in accordance with Mr. Trump on his strong position on issues of national security, fighting ISIS and terrorism, and tearing up the disastrous Iran nuclear deal which has already been breached by the Iranian government, making...
  • A World without American engagement

    05/13/2016 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 12, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    On Tuesday at the Hudson Institute, Senator Marco Rubio reported about his recent trip to Qatar, Iraq, and Turkey to discuss the importance of American engagement in the Middle East and the consequences America would encounter if it pulled out: "If we are not engaged in the world, the price we pay will be much higher in the long run than the price we pay to be engaged." Senator Rubio explained why America has a serious interest in what happens in the Middle East: "Whenever there are vacuums of instability... that vacuum is filled with radicals... We do not want...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 8th, 2016 (video)

    05/08/2016 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | May 8, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. focuses in on the fast moving developments taking place in Israel and the Middle East, then looks at the their significance as it relates to key prophecies, which are today very much in play.
  • Clarice Feldman: An Epiphany on the Road to Tehran

    05/08/2016 11:10:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    The internet was abuzz following a story by David Samuels on the jerk who admitted he manipulated the truth to get the president’s absurd deal with Iran accepted (accepted, that is, by the Democrats in Congress who blocked a Republican resolution to reject it). In case you missed it I’ll provide a quick summary of the salient parts, but that shouldn’t be the end of the story: the press having allowed itself to be flimflammed into being mere White House megaphones needs to redeem itself, should it care to win back even the tiniest shred of credibility. It probably won’t,...
  • $500 Billion In Lost Oil Revenues Forces Gulf Nations To Turn To Debt Markets

    04/28/2016 2:24:51 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected a whopping $500 billion loss in revenue for the Gulf nations in 2016, which is 30 percent more than the $390 billion lost in 2015. The massive shortfall has crippled the gulf economies, which are facing record budget deficits and seeking external funding to overcome it. Many experts believe that $100 per barrel oil prices are history, and we might not revisit those prices for more than a decade. It implies that the recent crisis will not end as quickly as the downturn in 2007-2009. The oil-dependent nations will have to figure out...
  • How Islam Erased Christianity from History

    04/25/2016 5:32:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/16 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Christianity is demonized and its history distorted by its usurping enemies: in the West, by a host of "isms"--including leftism, moral relativism, and multiculturalism--and in the Middle East, by Islam While Christianity continues to be physically erased from the Middle East, lesser known is that its historical role and presence is also being expunged from memory. Last month a video emerged showing Islamic State members tossing hundreds of Christian textbooks, many of them emblazoned with crosses, into a large bonfire. As one report put it, ISIS was “burning Christian textbooks in an attempt to erase all traces of” Christianity from...
  • Interview with Middle East Analyst Avi Melamed - What has Obama wrought?

    04/23/2016 6:52:52 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 13 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 23, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    INTERVIEW WITH MIDDLE EAST ANALYST AVI MELAMED! RECORDED LIVE Saturday (4/23) 8 AM EST!!! Avi Melamed is an internationally acclaimed Middle East expert. He is a former Senior official on Arab Affairs and Intelligence official, and is now an independent Middle East strategic intelligence analyst, private lecturer, and Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs at the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. Fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, and English, he has spent decades operating in Arab cities throughout the region, often in high-risk positions at sensitive times. Melamed is also author of the new book, Inside the Middle East. Interview begins...
  • Turkish President Erdogan Seizes Six Christian Churches, Making Them State Property

    04/16/2016 12:10:12 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-16-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's administration recently seized six churches as state property in the volatile southeastern part of Turkey. As World Watch Monitor reports: 'After 10 months of urban conflict in Turkey’s war-torn southeast, the government has expropriated huge sections of property, apparently to rebuild and restore the historical centre of the region’s largest city, Diyarbakir. 'But to the dismay of the city’s handful of Christian congregations, this includes all its Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches. Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkey’s ancient church buildings – some of which pre-date Islam – have been managed, historically, by church foundations.' Because of this...
  • The superpowers’ playground ( Djibouti : Africa )

    04/14/2016 7:18:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    The Economist ^ | Apr 9th 2016
    Everyone wants a piece of Djibouti. It’s all about the bases. ... the New Jersey-sized nation. Yet its quiet stability within the volatile Horn of Africa has made the country of just 875,000 people a hub for the world’s superpowers. ... The stars and stripes flutters alongside the runway where military and passenger planes touch down: Camp Lemmonier, America’s only permanent military base in Africa, hosts 4,500 troops and contractors who conduct missions against al-Qaeda in Yemen and al-Shabab in Somalia. The outpost, leased for $60m a year, shares an airstrip with the international airport, ... Djibouti also hosts France’s...
  • U.S. Readies ‘Plan B’ to Arm Syria Rebels

    04/13/2016 5:43:30 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 12, 2016 9:03 p.m. ET | Adam Entous
    The Central Intelligence Agency and its regional partners have drawn up plans to supply more-powerful weapons to moderate rebels in Syria fighting the Russia-backed regime in the event the country’s six-week-old truce collapses, according to U.S. and other officials.
  • Iranian official blasts 'foolish' Kerry

    04/09/2016 10:43:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    Iran's defense minister on Saturday blasted Secretary of State John Kerry's for what he called his “foolish” accusations that Tehran is "destabilizing" the Middle East, AFP reports. If the United States seeks "stability" it should "leave the region and stop supporting terrorists," Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said, quoted by the website of state television. "If John Kerry thought about these subjects, he would no longer utter nonsense and foolish words," added the Iranian minister. The comments came after Kerry, speaking on a visit to Bahrain on Thursday, condemned "the destabilizing actions of Iran," noting that the United States was taking...
  • USA Transnational Report - Panama Papers, Paul Ryan for POTUS, & A New Mid East Crisis? [audio]

    04/09/2016 7:10:42 AM PDT · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 9, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Panama Papers SCANDAL! & Is a new Crisis brewing in the Middle East? Recorded Saturday (4/9) 8 AM EST This week, world elites were rocked by the release of the Panama Papers, demonstrating that world leaders, their friends and family, and the super wealthy routinely use offshore companies for tax avoidance. Meanwhile, reports out of the Middle East indicate a growing concern of Iran's activity. From Yemen to Iraq to Gaza, Iran continues to fund and arm terrorist insurgencies that are reshaping the region. Not only Israel, but the Gulf states and their Sunni allies are preparing for potential confrontation....
  • Column One: Inconvenient genocide

    04/08/2016 3:13:08 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/07/2016 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Christian communities, which like the Jews, predate Islam, are being targeted for eradication. The Christian communities of Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Lebanon are well on the way to joining their Jewish cousins. The Jewish communities of these states predated Islam by a millennium, and were vibrant until the 20th century. But the Arab world's war on the Jewish state, and more generally on Jews, wiped out the Jewish populations several decades ago. And now the Christian communities, which like the Jews, predate Islam, are being targeted for eradication. The ongoing genocide of Middle Eastern Christians at the hands of Sunni...
  • Assad ‘Willing to Form New Govt’ With Opposition

    03/31/2016 12:41:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Mar 31, 2016
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said it would not be difficult to agree on a new government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded on Wednesday that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office. Assad, bolstered by military victory in the desert city of Palmyra, was quoted by Russia’s RIA news agency as saying a new draft constitution could be ready in weeks and a government that included opposition, independents and loyalists could be agreed. While the distribution of portfolios and other technical issues would need to be discussed at Geneva peace talks, which resume next month,...
  • Katie Gorka: "We're Frightening Close" To Losing Christianity In The Middle East

    03/28/2016 3:24:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Katie Gorka, President of the Council on Global Security, discussed what Christians can do to help in the war against Christianity with host Stephen K. Bannon on SiriusXM radio’s Breitbart News Saturday: On a special Holy Saturday edition of Breitbart News Saturday, host and Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon will continue the discussion on the global war on Christianity we began on the Good Friday episode and will continue through to Easter Sunday.
  • Blast in crowded Pakistan park kills at least 60

    03/27/2016 11:05:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 27, 2016
    An explosion ripped through a crowded Pakistan park where Christians were celebrating Easter on Sunday, killing at least 60 people, officials told the Associated Press. About 300 people were injured when a bomb detonated in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in the eastern city of Lahore. A suicide bomber is suspected of being responsible for the blast, though authorities continue to investigate. The explosion reportedly occurred just outside the exit gate and near rides for children. "When the blast occurred, the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air," Hasan...
  • AIPAC’s Ovation for Trump is Not at All Surprising

    03/22/2016 3:33:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 22 March 2016 10:39am ET | staff
    My friends at the AIPAC conference are shocked, shocked that so many fellow attendees gave Donald Trump an ovation last night. Just like my Republican friends are shocked that so many fellow Republicans have voted for him. Why the surprise, though? Is it at all surprising that a rightward-tilting, nationalistic, often-anti-Muslim pep rally of 18,000 people (many paid to be there by a handful of billionaires) would applaud a rightward-tilting, nationalistic, often-anti-Muslim leader of pep rallies? The weirdest shock of all, though, came from AIPAC itself, whose leader apologized this morning for Trump’s having insulted President Obama. Choking back tears,...
  • Cruz team targets Trump-Putin lovefest

    03/21/2016 12:43:36 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | March 20, 2016 | BENJAMIN ORESKES
    Ted Cruz's foreign policy team is taking aim at Donald Trump's bromance with Vladimir Putin as it courts wary anti-Trump elements within the Republican establishment. Daniel Vajdich, a member of Cruz’s recently announced national security team, blasted out an email last week inviting “GOP Russia hands” to join a Ted Cruz Russia Working Group, slamming Trump’s praise for the Russian president last year and asking for help “pushing back against Donald Trump’s dangerous Russia policy.” ...
  • Interview with Nonie Darwish from Saturday, March 19

    03/19/2016 7:05:09 AM PDT · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | March 19, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Interview with Nonie Darwish begins at 34:00 minutes into the program. Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist and critic of Islam, and founder of Arabs for Israel, and is Director of Former Muslims United. Visit her website here: www.noniedarwish.org We interviewed Nonie about Egypt today, the Obama administration's unbelievable activism on behalf of Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Islamic situation in Europe. Topics of Discussion (prior to interview): > Capture of the Paris attacks mastermind in Brussels > Soros-instigated rioters form anti-Trump/anti-Free Speech movement > Will there be a third party? & more . . .
  • Call it Genocide

    03/16/2016 9:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Cliff May,
    In the Yemeni port city of Aden earlier this month, Islamists attacked a Catholic home for the indigent elderly. The militants, believed to be soldiers of the Islamic State, shot the security guard, then entered the facility where they gunned down the old people and their care-givers, including four nuns. At least 16 people were murdered. Such atrocities are no longer seen as major news events. Most diplomats regard them – or dismiss them -- as “violent extremism,” a phrase that describes without explaining. On America’s campuses, “activists” are deeply concerned about “trigger warnings” and “microaggressions.” Massacres of Christians in...
  • Obama Just Tried To Blame Middle East Turmoil On Netanyahu… One BIG Problem

    03/11/2016 3:48:01 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 11, 2016 | Yochanan Visser
    Obama became annoyed... President Obama’s favorite journalist Jeffrey Goldberg made headlines in Israel when The Atlantic published his latest article about the President. In his lengthy piece titled “The Obama Doctrine,” Goldberg gave an overview of Obama’s foreign policy and discussed the President’s disillusionment with the attempts to change the Middle East for the better. Yes, Obama really thought that his policies in this problematic region would bring a positive change when he entered the White House at the beginning of 2008. “This is the moment we must help answer the call for a new dawn in the Middle East,”...
  • Ask Halawa: Did an Arab Palestine Exist?

    03/08/2016 9:49:48 PM PST · by zlando · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 9 2016 | Mark Halawa
    A great, well done YouTube clip where Mark Halawa, a Palestinian, explains, in Arabic (easy to read English subtitles) to other Palestinians the true history of what they call their "homeland". With humor and historical facts, he tells them that they have been lied to. Mark is about to make other clips like this.
  • Mr. President, Mr. Secretary: It is Genocide. Say so!

    03/07/2016 8:17:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison, who served in the Reagan administration.President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have until March 17th to issue a determination that ISIS’ attacks on Christians in the Mideast are genocide. Time is running out. The foot-dragging and hesitancy of this administration in calling it genocide is inexplicable. Why do they have to be prodded to do what is right? All of us have seen the horrific images of 21 Coptic Christians lined up on a North African beach and beheaded. These Egyptian martyrs died with the name of Jesus on their...
  • 2016 02 28 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Middle East" (video)

    02/28/2016 8:43:39 PM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 2/28 | John Haller
    Russia. Turkey. Syria. Israel. 97 Rebel Groups. And a bumbling US Secretary of State. No wonder the Middle East is such a mess. All Eyes are on Israel...she is being surrounded by her enemies and abandoned by her allies, including David Cameron. Join John Haller as he brings us up to date on the state of the World, including the "terrible" living conditions in the "occupied" territories in this week's update entitled "Middle East."
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – February 28th, 2016 (video)

    02/28/2016 8:27:52 PM PST · by Lera · 24 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 2/28 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. explains why Bible prophecy is being fulfilled with the three key indicators of where the world is headed economically, religiously, and governmentally.
  • Who will win GOP Primary? Who will take the Middle East? Round table disccusion on week's events

    02/27/2016 7:21:14 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | February 27, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Recorded this morning, a lively discussion of U.S. Politics and international events! With Fox News and the other cable networks focused exclusively on the election, what else is going on in the world? And what is at stake in 2016? What is going on in the Middle East with Syria, Iraq, Russia, Iran, Israel, and the USA? From the primaries to war, we’ve got you covered with our rapid fire round table discussion! Topics of Discussion: > U.S. Politics & Primaries – Super Tuesday, Delegate Count, Debate, and Trump’s taxes! > Middle East Update – Syrian “ceasefire,” Israeli Ambassador returns...
  • EXCLUSIVE! The Diplomatic View from Inside Netanyahu’s National Security Council

    02/27/2016 2:06:34 AM PST · by zlando · 2 replies
    BESA: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies ^ | February 26, 2016 | BESA: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
    An interview with Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman In this fascinating and revealing interview, Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman discusses his six-year tenure as deputy for foreign policy and international affairs at the National Security Council in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. He addresses Prime Minister Netanyahu’s far-reaching concessions to the Palestinians, Israeli preparations for an attack on Iran, US clandestine surveillance, and Israeli ties with Arab countries. Dr. Lerman joined the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in October 2015. Read the full article....
  • FNC's Rivera Lauds Trump's 'Unparalleled Courage' of Not Siding with Israel

    02/26/2016 7:25:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 26, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Friday's Fox and Friends, FNC's Geraldo Rivera touted GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump as "the reasonable man on the stage" at last night's presidential debate, and went on to praise Trump's "unparalleled courage" for taking a position of neutrality on the Arab-Israeli conflict. After acknowledging that the GOP presidential candidate would have to answer for his history of having illegal immigrants doing construction work for him, Rivera brought up Trump's position on Israel as he added: My point, Brian, is that in the big picture this was the reasonable man on the stage. How is...
  • Join us! USA Transnational Report - 2/27 U.S. Politics & International Headlines

    02/26/2016 6:27:11 PM PST · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | February 26, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    LIVE Saturday (2/27) 8 AM EST!!! Join us tomorrow morning (Saturday, 2/27) for a lively discussion of U.S. Politics and international events! From the primaries to war, we've got you covered with our rapid fire round table discussion!! Topics of Discussion: >U.S. Politics & Primaries – Super Tuesday, Delegate Count, Debate, and Trump's taxes! >Middle East Update - Syrian "ceasefire," Israeli Ambassador returns to Egypt, and a Kurdish State? >International Turmoil - Is Europe as we know it finished? >Politics & Technology - Apple vs. FBI, and Twitter's war on conservatives & more . . . You can listen to...
  • Cruz Is Correct: Trump Supported Hillary’s Libya Debacle

    02/26/2016 10:56:01 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 26, 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    During Thursday night's debate in Houston, Texas, Donald Trump denied having ever supported the Obama administration's efforts to remove Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi from power. The record on this, however, is clear. In the run-up to what would be a massive foreign policy debacle (with Hillary Clinton as its chief architect), the Republican frontrunner vocally supported American intervention to topple the dictator. From the debate: ...
  • Trump Says Removing Qaddafi Was Mistake, But Pushed For Libya Intervention In 2011

    02/26/2016 6:33:57 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | January 19, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Donald Trump often rails against U.S. intervention in the Middle East that topples dictators whose exits lead to unstable regional consequences like the rise of ISIS and other terrorist groups. But one intervention he has subsequently come to pan -- the 2011 U.S. intervention in Libya, which led to the toppling of longtime leader Muammar al-Qaddafi — Trump once very loudly called for on humanitarian grounds (transcript and video)...
  • 2016 02 21 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Information Overload" (video)

    02/21/2016 4:50:47 PM PST · by Lera · 6 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 2/21/16 | John Haller
    The acceleration of world events, and the clear movement away from the Word of God has become alarming, even to those who study the warnings contained within Scripture. Information from all sources about prophetically significant world events is pouring in at unprecedented speed. From the Pope's interference in American politics, to Russia's declaration that we may see the beginnings of the next world war in the Middle East, to the very real and very imminent move toward a cashless society, we are racing toward judgment and an event horizon that will test the faith of even the elect. But we...
  • Turkey Is Asking The United States To Take Part In A Ground Invasion Of Syria

    02/21/2016 11:45:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    EAD ^ | 02/21/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Reuters is reporting that Turkey is asking the United States and other western allies to participate in a massive ground invasion of Syria. But of course the Turks are not exactly sitting around and waiting for their western allies to get on board. Turkey shelled northern Syria for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, even though the Obama administration has been asking them to stop. The targets were Kurdish and Syrian military positions, and the goal appears to be to slow down their advance toward the Turkish border. The Sunni militants that Turkey has been supporting for five years are...
  • European states deeply divided on refugee crisis before key summit

    02/18/2016 7:56:54 AM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 17 February 2016 | Ian Traynor, Nicholas Watt
    Germany’s Angela Merkel is trying to salvage her open-door policy as a growing number of countries move to seal borders ___ Brussels on Thursday, with German chancellor Angela Merkel struggling to salvage her open-door policy while a growing number of countries move to seal borders to newcomers along the Balkan routes. A debate on the migration crisis over dinner on Thursday evening will do little to resolve the differences, senior EU officials predict. Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, has avoided putting any new decisions on the agenda in an attempt to avoid fresh arguments. The leaders of...
  • Why Real Americans Support Israel

    02/17/2016 10:39:57 PM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 46 replies
    One of the big reasons I got fed up with the Democrats and left is that Barack Hussein Obama broke with the tradition of previous Presidents, from JFK to Nixon, Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, all from both parties, of honouring the only free-market and free society country in the Middle East, that is Israel. Obama joins Michael Moore, Max Blumenthal, Dhimmi Carter, alongside Fidel Castro, George Galloway, Jeremy Corbyn, and other radical crazies. George HW Bush was an exception to this, tho come to think of it, he was nicer to Shamir than Obama was to Netanyahu,...
  • LIVE BROADCAST: Strategic Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean Begin-Sadat Center

    02/17/2016 6:53:09 AM PST · by zlando
    BESA: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies ^ | Feb 17, 2016 | BESA: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
    WATCH LIVE 17-19:00 (Israel time): Strategic Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean Begin-Sadat Center Strategic Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean Nano-Technology Auditorium (Building 206) Bar-Ilan University, Israel Wednesday-Thursday, February 17-18, 2016 In English, with simultaneous Hebrew translation Wednesday, February 17 Opening Remarks: Mr. Dan Mariaschin, Executive Vice President, B'nai B'rith International 5:00 pm Why the Eastern Mediterranean Matters Prof. David Abulafia, Cambridge U., Mediterranean Past and Mediterranean Future Mr. Michael Doran, Hudson Institute, US Policy Towards the Eastern Mediterranean Prof. Efraim Inbar, BESA Center, The New Strategic Equation in the Region Thursday, February 18 9:00 am Perspectives on the Mediterranean...
  • Shiites vs. Sunnis: A Region at War

    02/15/2016 1:23:44 AM PST · by zlando · 5 replies
    BESA: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies ^ | Jan 14 2016 | Maj. Gen. IDF (res.) Yaakov Amidror
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Three important events in the fight between Sunnis and Shiites took place this week, including the removal of global sanctions on Iran, and Pakistan's announcement that it would respond to any attack on Saudi Arabia. Is the world's only Muslim nuclear nation about to intervene in the Middle East? Three very important events took place recently in the Sunni-Shiite battle of titans being waged across the eastern part of the Arab world, the region between Turkey to the north, Saudi Arabia to the south, and Iran in the east. The most important event is the removal of...
  • ISIS Forced To Cut Wages As Oil Revenues Tank

    02/11/2016 8:37:50 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10/02/2016 | Oilprice
    Leaked documents purport to show that the Islamic State (ISIS) is cutting the salaries of its foreign fighters as low oil prices and continued air strikes on terrorist-controlled oil targets hit back with a monetary jihad. The documents—which are said to have been leaked by the ISIS ‘treasury department’, or the Bayt Mal al-Muslimeen—state that foreign-fighter salaries in Syria have been reduced 50 percent due to “exceptional circumstances,” including continued air strikes of Syria-based ISIS oil operations and low oil prices.
  • Proactive Redemption in Responding to Palestinian Violence

    02/09/2016 8:09:06 AM PST · by zlando · 3 replies
    BESA: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies ^ | Oct. 11, 2015 | Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen IDF
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Those who view Israel as a stepping stone for redemption and as the Jewish national spiritual homeland will act differently in responding to Palestinian violence than those who view Israel merely as a safe haven. Thus, the government should do more than just approve security operations against the terrorists. It should approve increased construction in Judea and Samaria and in Jerusalem. Read the full article....
  • Perfect Storm: The Implications of Middle East Chaos

    02/02/2016 2:19:32 AM PST · by zlando · 5 replies
    Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror
    In this major monograph, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror studies the storms convulsing the Arab Middle East. He looks at the long-term implications of Middle East chaos. Amidror, the Anne and Greg Rosshandler Senior Fellow at the BESA Center, is an important analyst, since he is the immediate past national security advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu and previously served as chief of the research and analysis division of military intelligence in the IDF.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 31st, 2016 (video)

    01/31/2016 4:15:11 PM PST · by Lera · 13 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 1/31/16 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses some of the prophetically significant developments taking place in the last week most of went unnoticed by virtue of the wall-to-wall coverage of the presidential election with the Iowa caucuses tomorrow.
  • Ted Cruz Doesn’t Have Time for Failed ‘Conventional Wisdom’ on Foreign Policy.

    01/28/2016 5:54:39 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 12 replies
    Medium ^ | 2016-01-28 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Dr. Victoria Coates: Well I mean, I don’t know who can channel Jeane Kirkpatrick best. It is interesting to me that many Establishment institutions in foreign policy — just as they have in every other branch of policy — have been deeply disturbed by Senator Cruz, and the kinds of approaches that he proposes because he has very little time for quote unquote “conventional wisdom.” And you have a lot of people whose sort of “bread and butter” depends on their position on editorial boards, their positions in think tanks, their appearances on television, and all of that is based on a certain way...
  • In speech, Ban Ki-Moon exhibits contempt for Syrian agony

    01/27/2016 2:38:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/16 | Mark Langfan
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu strongly condemned remarks made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, in which the UN chief expressed sympathy for Palestinian terrorist attacks. "The UN Secretary-General's words give encouragement to terror," Netanyahu fired in response. Another aspect of the speech, which was held at a Tuesday UN Security Council Session devoted to "the Situation in the Middle East," is the proportion devoted to the Israeli-Palestinian issue, as opposed to other conflicts that are ongoing – most markedly, the one in Syria. Over 55,000 people were killed in the Syrian civil war in 2015 alone, according to the Syrian...
  • Dr. Mordechai Kedar interviewed on Middle East (former IDF Military Intel) [video]

    01/24/2016 12:45:35 PM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 24, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Interview from January 18, 2016. 36 minutes Dr. Mordechai Kedar is an expert on Middle East affairs. Currently, Dr. Kedar is a professor at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, and a Research Associate at BESA (Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies). He spent 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence (Unit 8200, equivalent to our NSA). Topics covered: >Iranian nuclear deal >Effects of the Arab Spring on the map of the Middle East >The new political landscape in the Middle East as a result of the Iran nuclear deal >Relationship between the United States and Israel