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  • The Cold War's Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today's Middle East

    04/10/2018 9:03:25 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Claire Berlinsky
    The dominant narrative of modern Middle East history emphasizes European colonization and accepts as a truism that the former colonial powers prioritized the protection of their material interests—in oil, above all—above the dignity and self-determination of the region’s inhabitants. --Thus did botched decolonization result in endless instability...Thus did the region become a breeding ground for radicalism, intensified by Cold War rivalry between the superpowers, who replaced the European colonizers as the region’s meddling overlords...Then came Mikhail Gorbachev—a Westernizing reformer. At last, the Cold War was over. A new world order was at hand. What if this conventional wisdom is nonsense?...
  • The Cold War Roots of Islamist Terrorism

    04/11/2018 8:55:14 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Eugen Tomiuc
    The highest-ranking intelligence officer ever to defect from the Eastern Bloc says the Soviet Union orchestrated an anti-American and anti-Israeli propaganda campaign in the Middle East four decades ago -- and the effects of the effort still reverberate. The Middle East was a key battlefield in the Cold War, and Moscow spent considerable resources courting Arab states in the region and vocally backing the Palestinian cause. Humiliated by the defeat of the Soviet-backed Arab states in their 1967 war against Israel, Yuri Andropov devised the operation to discredit the Jewish state and present Zionism as "Nazi-style racism" while at the...
  • Justice Dept. charges Minnesota FBI agent for leaking secret document to news outlet

    03/28/2018 2:36:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | March 28, 2018 | By Stephen Montemayor
    A former Minneapolis FBI agent has been charged after allegedly leaking secret documents to a national news reporter, according to federal criminal charges filed in Minnesota this week. The charges, filed by prosecutors for the Justice Department’s National Security Division, are the first to come in Minnesota since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a broad crackdown on government leaks last year. A two-page felony information, a charging document that typically signals an imminent guilty plea, outlines two counts filed against Terry J. Albury of unlawfully disclosing and retaining national defense information. Albury is accused of sharing a document on assessing...
  • 2018 03 25 John Haller's Prophecy Update - "A Lot is Going On"

    03/25/2018 2:44:57 PM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Mar 25, 2018 | John Haller
    For his return after a 3 week whirlwind tour in California where a lot of things were going on, John's message this week concentrates mostly on Israel, Syria and the Middle East where "A Lot is Going On." From Israel finally admitting that they took out the Syrian nuclear reactor over 10 years ago, to the rapid progression of Turkey into an enemy of Israel and NATO, John looks at the latest issues that are coming to the forefront of this week's prophetic outlook. Oh, yeah..and he briefly mentions the new "Youth Movement" headed up by the foul-mouthed David Hogg,...
  • Saudi prince denies Kushner is ‘in his pocket’

    03/23/2018 1:07:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 23 Mar 2018 | Karen D. Young
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Thursday it would be ‘‘really insane’’ for him to trade classified information with presidential son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner, or try to use Kushner to promote Saudi aims within the Trump administration. Having that kind of relationship ‘‘will not help us’’ and does not exist, he said. Speaking in a meeting with Washington Post editors and reporters, Mohammed denied U.S. media reports that he had claimed Kushner was ‘‘in his pocket,’’ or that he had sought or received a green light from Kushner, when the two met in Riyadh in October,...
  • Special Briefing from Pastor John Hagee [Video report regarding 2007 strike against Syria 2:36 min]

    03/21/2018 11:05:25 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    OfficialCUFI via You Tube ^ | March 21, 2018 | Pastor John Hagee
    Special Briefing from Pastor John Hagee
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – March 18th, 2018 (Fundamental Evangelical Caucus)

    03/18/2018 4:49:31 PM PDT · by Lera · 11 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Mar 18, 2018 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about Israel preparing for all out war and shares how Bible prophecy has impacted his life.
  • Arab League Secretary-General Urges Guatemala to Cancel Embassy Move

    03/09/2018 7:37:41 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    JPost ^ | 3/9/18 | Juliane Helmhold
    The Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit urged Guatemala to cancel its decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem on Thursday, according to the official Palestinian Authority news site Wafa. In an urgent letter to Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Aboul-Gheit expressed his dissatisfaction with the president's decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Spokesman for the Secretary-General Mahmoud Afifi said in a statement. Guatemala was one of a handful of countries that backed a UN vote on US President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Last Sunday, President Morales confirmed at AIPAC...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – February 25th, 2018

    02/25/2018 5:12:07 PM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | February 25th, 2018 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about the threats of an all out war between Iran, Russia and Israel via Syria
  • Trump Hits "Those Three Countries" (Syria, Iran, Russia) Says Islamic State America's Syrian Target

    02/25/2018 7:12:09 AM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "....what Russia and Iran and what Syria have done recently is a humanitarian disgrace. I will tell you that. We're there for one reason, we're there to get ISIS and get rid of ISIS and go home. We're not there for any other reason and we've largely accomplished our goal. But what those three counties have done to people over the last short period of time is a disgrace..." President Donald J. Trump joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull 2/23/2018 Speaking late Friday in Washington, President Trump took aim at Syria's government and nations allied with it...
  • CNN and the business of state-sponsored TV news

    02/24/2018 11:34:36 AM PST · by ckilmer · 5 replies
    theguardian ^ | Glenn Greenwald
    Today I reported on the refusal of CNN International (CNNi) to broadcast an award-winning documentary, "iRevolution", that was produced in early 2011 as the Arab Spring engulfed the region and which was highly critical of the regime in Bahrain. The documentary, featuring CNN's on-air correspondent Amber Lyon, viscerally documented the brutality and violence the regime was using against its own citizens who were peacefully protesting for democracy. Commenting on why the documentary did not air on CNNi, CNN's spokesman cited "purely editorial reasons".
  • 2018 02 18 John Haller and Brian Schrauger "The Chaim Report LIVE: Faultlines and Quagmires"

    02/18/2018 5:22:58 PM PST · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 2/18/18 | John Haller
    The Middle East, and therefore the world, is caught in a quagmire and the faultlines are trembling. The Big Question: What do you do about Israel, specifically her capital, Jerusalem? Join us as our special guest, Brian Schrauger of "The Chaim Report" ( and FBC's own John Haller discuss the rapidly changing landscape in Jerusalem. With the world gathering her forces on Israel's northern border and Israel boldly proclaiming that she will not hesitate to protect herself, we may be on the fringe of an Arch Duke of Ferdinand type moment that could trigger a global conflict. The tremors are...
  • Trump Questions Israel’s Interest in Making Peace

    02/12/2018 10:29:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Arab News ^ | 11 February 2018
    President Donald Trump questioned Israel’s interest in making peace with the Palestinians in an interview published Sunday, spotlighting its West Bank settlements as a complicating factor. In the interview in the Israel Hayom daily, Trump also cast doubt on the Palestinians’ desire to strike a deal. But his comments about Israel mark rare criticism from a president who has publicly sparred with the Palestinians while forging warm ties with Israel ahead of the expected presentation of a US peace outline. “Right now, I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace, they are not looking to make peace....
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – February 11th, 2018

    02/11/2018 3:44:08 PM PST · by Lera · 5 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Feb 11, 2018 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses the serious implications of the Israeli F-16 shot down by Iran from Syria.
  • Saddam Hussein's Daughter Tops Iraq's 'Most Wanted' List Government Says Suspects Aided Terror

    02/05/2018 2:06:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The National ^ | February 5, 2018 | Mina Aldroubi
    Toppled dictator Saddam Hussein's exiled daughter is among dozens named on Iraq's "most wanted" list of people accused of supporting acts of terror. Those on the list are wanted for belonging to or having an affiliation with ISIL, Al Qaeda or Saddam's Baath Party regime. Raghad Saddam Hussein responded on Monday by pledging to take legal action against those who have "insulted her". Iraq's government has been seeking to prosecute Ms Hussein since 2006 for allegedly supporting violence in the country. The list echoes the US set of 55 playing cards, released in 2003, that depicted the most wanted members...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – February 4th, 2018

    02/04/2018 3:28:08 PM PST · by Lera · 9 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | February 4th, 2018 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about the possibility of something big happening in the days ahead.
  • 2018 02 04 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Did You Get The Memo?"

    02/04/2018 10:22:56 AM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Feb 4, 2018 | John Haller
    As the world focuses on the now infamous "FISA memo" which has seemingly confirmed "collusion" except that it was done by the Democratic Party, God's prophetic time clock continues to tick. As Jared Kushner continues to work behind the scenes to negotiate a long-lasting Middle East peace plan, Israel continues to prepare for a multi-front assault from multiple players in the region, whose sole purpose is to eradicate and destroy her as a nation and as a people. For the Christian who has read the end of the book, we know that God's chosen people will prevail. But to a...
  • 2018 01 28 John Haller's Prophecy Update "You Need to Know This: When Delusion Rules the World"

    01/28/2018 11:03:05 AM PST · by Lera · 6 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/28/18 | John Haller
    Davos. That's just about all you need to know. Those who do not have a relationship with Christ should be terrified at the direction the influencers in the world are going, where privacy will be sacrificed for health and where movers and shakers predict that man and machine will become one. The pursuit of a blissful and rewarding eternal life will not be achieved by man, unless he surrenders his pride and arrogance to the only One who can grant it. Otherwise, while they will exist eternally, just not in the way they choose and without excuse or escape.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 21st, 2018

    01/21/2018 1:58:20 PM PST · by Lera · 13 replies
    Pastor J.D. talks about how God is working all the bad news meant for evil, for good in the world today.
  • 2018 01 21 John Haller's Prophecy Update "To Understand What's Coming, Look at the Past"

    01/21/2018 1:43:43 PM PST · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/21/18 | John Haller
    In order to fully understand the the significance and coming future events in the Middle East, it is imperative that we look at prior events that have set the stage for the ultimate conflict. God has given us clear guidance on what will happen regarding His chosen people of Israel, and He has warned the world that that area will become a "Cup of Trembling" in the end times. As believers, it is imperative that we stand strong in our faith in that while God has the entire situation under control, that we not become faint of heart when we...