Politicians and pundits are now predicting exactly what the Bible prophesies say. They are seeing how the Middle East’s southern coalition, the King of the South, is operating behind the scenes and using Israel to fight Iran.
Did the U.S. order Israel to strike Syria last weekend?
Did you know that the Islam’s prophecies very closely match the Bible’s where the Kings of the North and South are concerned?
How can we expect Iran to conquer Israel if Tehran only attacks from the northern border? Does Iran have reinforcements right under Israel’s nose?
I will answer these and other questions in this week’s broadcast!
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Dominating the headlines this week is the Israeli strike on Iranian targets in Syria during the night on April 29th. Let me unravel the news and put the events of the past few days into Biblical prophetic significance and perhaps provide additional understanding of the political atmosphere that is now playing into the prophecies.
The missiles struck after dark, hitting facilities in Syria where Iran and its militant proxies had set up camp, setting buildings on fire and causing an explosion so large that it shook the ground like a minor earthquake. The strike destroyed 200 missiles and killed 16 people, including 11 Iranians at the 47th Brigade base in the southern Hama district, a military facility in northwestern Hama and a facility north of the Aleppo International Airport.. It was aimed at destroying surface-to-surface missiles that Iran was preparing to deploy in Syria.
The strike was carried out by Israeli F-15 fighter jets after Iran had transferred a shipment of anti-aircraft missiles there, three U.S. officials told NBC News. In the past two weeks Iran has increased military cargo flights to Syria, stocked with additional weapons and supplies like small arms, ammunition and surface-to-air missiles that two U.S. officials believe are meant both to shore up Iranian ground forces and to strike at Israel. For years the U.S. has tracked arms shipments from Iran to Hezbollah fighters in Syria supporting the Assad regime, but recently Iran has been supplying Hezbollah with more material and logistical support.
The officials also said Israel seems to be preparing for open warfare with Iran and is seeking U.S. support.
In a televised address on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained the attack by stating that even after signing the Iran nuclear deal, meant to ensure the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, Tehran has kept and continued to develop its nuclear weapons “know-how” for future use.
Netanyahu said Israel had obtained about 100,000 files proving that Iran’s nuclear program has a military purpose under an operation codenamed “Amad Project.” He has called on President Trump to scrap the nuclear deal because of Iran’s lies.
Most of Netanyahu’s evidence dated to the period before the 2015 accord was signed, although he said Iran had also kept important files on nuclear technology since then, and continued adding to its “nuclear weapons knowledge”.
Intelligence experts and diplomats said Netanyahu’s presentation did not have a “smoking gun” showing a violation by Iran but it could strengthen the hand of advisers to U.S. President Donald Trump who want to scrap the nuclear agreement.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that while the existence of the Amad nuclear project was known for some time, the new material discovered by the Israelis will help better understand the scope and scale of the program.
That sounds like the U.S. is fully aware of Iran’s nuclear activities, but, hey… “Thank you, Israel, for the great intelligence update!”
Netanyahu’s presentation has another problem. No one believes Iran did not lie. Iran was known to have continued doing its research, hiding nuclear materials and hardware and making backdoor deals for nuclear-related materials and hardware through North Korea and other nations not allied with the United States during Obama’s negotiations.
The Nuclear Deal is not about nuclear weapons, but about big business. European businesses have already become entrenched with Iran in trade deals. In fact, France and England gave Netanyahu a surprise slap that I will tell you about in a little bit.
So, who cares that Iran is lying about its nuclear program? No one, that is, except for the United States, Israel, Jordan and, more importantly, Saudi Arabia.
It gives me angst on behalf of Netanyahu who so badly wants to be heard on this issue. Unfortunately, the parties that matter have their fingers stuck in the ears while screaming “la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la” so they don’t have to hear the message – the proper, good and correct message.
The European and Western nations who have gotten entrenched in trade deals with Iran are in peril of being destroyed by their newfound trade partner, according to Revelation 17. However, President Donald Trump has signaled the US is revisiting the Iran nuclear deal.
Israel is doing its best to thwart the growth of the King of the North, but there are an estimated 20,000 to 70,000 Shiite Iranian-aligned fighters and tens of thousands of rockets in Syria, and that’s a lot of activity for Israel to monitor.
An article by Business Insider titled, Israel is stomping on Iran for its alleged secret nuclear program — and it could bring one of the worst wars the Middle East has ever seen states the obvious: An all out war between Israel and Iran is coming.
Jonathan Schanzer, an expert on Iran and Syria at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, says Israel is picking up the pace of strikes and moves against Iran — and staring down the barrel of a massive confrontation.
“For some time, it really did look like the Israelis were holding back,” Schanzer told Business Insider. “They seemed reticent to engage. They didn’t want to expose themselves in the skies over Syria.”
But after an air battle in February among Israeli, Syrian, and Iranian forces — in which Israel said it downed an Iranian drone and much of Syria’s air defenses but lost an F-16 fighter jet— Israel appears to be going much harder.
Israeli forces “appear to have broken a seal of sorts,” Schanzer said, adding that Israel may see a “window” as Syria’s air defenses are vulnerable.
That term “seal” is interesting, isn’t it? Makes us wonder WHICH seal has now been broken. Let me guess:
Revelation 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures like a sound of thunder, saying, Come and see.
Revelation 6:2 And I saw. And behold a white horse! And he sitting on it had a bow. And a crown was given to him, and he went forth conquering and to conquer.
I have explained in the past that this white horse and rider is Iran, the King of the North. The events that come from the seal being broken have not yet occurred because what happens in the spiritual sometimes takes awhile to manifest on the earth.
Both Iranian and Israeli sources cited in recent news reports have predicted retaliation to the strike on Sunday.
But before any such answer could be made, Israel dropped what it characterized as a massive cache of dirt on Iran.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Trump would withdraw from the 2015 deal “if we can’t fix it” and assured Netanyahu that the US was “deeply concerned about Iran’s dangerous escalation of threats to Israel and the region and Iran’s ambition to dominate the Middle East.”
“The United States is with Israel in this fight, and we strongly support Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself,” Pompeo added.
Iran’s ability to retaliate against Israel is limited.
Diplomatically, Iran doesn’t have much leverage. Though Iran is allied with Russia, Russian air defenses in Syria seem uninterested in protecting Iranian targets from suspected Israeli strikes.
Iran’s main leverage over Israel is its influence with Hamas, a Palestinian group active in the already boiling Gaza Strip on Israel’s border, and its nearby fighters and rocket stockpiles.
“There are things that Iran can do very quickly to make things miserable for the Israelis,” Schanzer said.
With Israel on the sidelines of the civil war in Syria, where over 70 countries have bombed or contributed to bombing efforts, the feud heating up between Jerusalem and Tehran could erupt into a fight that could rock the Middle East.
There is another interesting tidbit. Seventy countries have bombed or contributed to the mess in Syria. Seventy is the number of Biblical nations, prophetically, meaning that YHVH views it “as if” the whole world is involved because 70 is HIS number of nations and He views it as complete and indicative of world war.
When the secular pundits, who know nothing about the Bible’s prophecies, start to understand how this could turn out, we know the event is in sight. Maybe not months, but not too many years will pass before Israel and Iran duke it out.
Alex Lockie, the writer of the Business Insider article, is typical, though. Without the perspective of the Bible’s prophecies, Iran appears to be only a regional menace. A first glance at Daniel 11 starting at verse 40 gives that impression, too, unless you look at verse 44. There is an initial attack by Iran in verse 40, but verse 44 tells us there will be another attack that goes outside the Middle East.
Daniel 11:44 …Then he will go out with great fury to destroy, and to devote many to destruction.
The “he” is the King of the North. He goes “out”. Out of where? Out of the Middle East and he is devoted (a religious term) now to the destruction of many all over the earth.
Meanwhile, it appears that the experts believe Syria will become THE battleground between Israel and Iran. This could actually be the case prophetically. The Bible does not give us the full details of God’s plans. What if Israel weakens itself out over a period of time with bombing raids into Syria?
Yes, Israel has lots of weaponry and military power, but Iran could draw Israel into Syria, fight a huge battle there – drawing Israel into a big conflict – before turning south to enter Israel at a time when Israel’s resources are engaged in Syria’s Iranian bases or other places.
Another danger is the threat that Israeli and Russian forces in Syria could come to blows during any future Israeli airstrikes against Syria. Russian officials recently announced that Moscow will soon supply Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with advanced S-300 air defense missile systems. They add that if Israel attacks these missile systems, it will suffer what an official called “catastrophic consequences.”
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman threw the threat right back at the Russians. “One thing should be clear,” he told Yediot Ahronot. “If someone fires on our planes, we will destroy them. What’s important to us is that the weapons systems that the Russians transfer to Syria are not used against us. If they are used against us, we will act against them. It doesn’t matter what system—S-300, S-700 or something else.”
Dennis Ross, a former Middle East adviser to both Republican and Democratic presidents, notes that while Israel, Iran and now Russia are rattling their sabers, Trump has publicly stated his intention to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, an announcement that Ross says has “emboldened Iran and Russia and signaled Israel that it’s on its own.”
Well, this isn’t really true since the U.S. recently acknowledged that U.S. Troops will be staying in Syria a bit longer.
“As time goes by, the potential for war increases, and it increases precisely because the U.S. is on the sidelines,” Ross tells Newsweek. “And with the U.S. on the sidelines, Israel can’t send its signals with words; it has to send them with actions.” He adds that Trump’s threats to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Tehran play into the hands of Iranian hard-liners like Soleimani, who never trusted the United States in the first place and sees the Quds Force as the spearhead of Iran’s drive to dominate the Middle East and confront Israel.
Ever since Israel’s founding, in 1948, its defense forces have followed a dictum found in the Babylonian Talmud, the fourth-century compendium of Jewish religious law and theology: “When an enemy awakes in the morning to kill you, wake up earlier and kill him first.” As the tensions with Iran escalate, that advice appears, once again, to be Israel’s order of the day.
Israel, like Syria, is bracing for war. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is showing unusual resolve, which for a change is being supported by an equally belligerent top brass, which firmly rejects any Iranian presence. The way that Israel views the current situation is that the fate of T4 far inside Syria, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) from the Israeli border, is the same as that of the Syrian Golan Heights; the fate of a Shi’ite militia base is the same as a deployment of Iranian long-range missiles, anti-aircraft systems and drones.
Putin supplying S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Assad would provide the Syrian president with the ability to engage Israeli aircraft attacking targets in Syria. This could bring about a dramatic change in the situation in Syria, and is liable to increase the prospect of a direct conflict between Russia and Israel. From Putin’s standpoint, this is a gamble whose outcome is hard to predict.
So, Russia intends to provide S-300 missile systems to the Assad regime and Israel is threatening to destroy them. When Israeli spokespeople are so inclined, they even threaten to endanger the Assad regime itself.
Another potential problem faces Russia: Is it possible that the Israeli Air Force will know how to deal with the S-300 missile system if it is deployed in Syria? That no doubt is of concern to Putin and his generals. Such a scenario is liable to constitute a harsh blow to Russian weapons technology, hurting the Russians’ marketing efforts for this missile system to other countries, such as Iran, and even raising questions as to the continued Russian-Iranian alliance in Syria.
For the first time since the beginning of the Russian intervention in Syria, Putin may find himself in direct confrontation with Israel. So far, he has been able to maintain proper relations with Israel. Now it appears that he will have to make a choice.
Israel may, indeed, engage Russia directly, but the real threat from Russia is not toward Israel, it is toward the United States, Israel’s backer. Iran and Russia are allies, but Russia is still trying to play the role of a moderate intermediary. At some point, Russia will fall fully into the radical agenda of Iran. This will most likely happen when Iran goes out around the earth to subdue the earth’s inhabitants under Islam.
Iran fully understands the Biblical importance of its recent rise to power. First, the Shi’ite version of the Islamic messiah, the Mahdi, says that he will only rule on earth after a time of great turmoil. The Shi’ites believe they must create the turmoil in order for the whole earth to be subdued under Islam’s messiah. This is Iran’s ultimate agenda: To lead the Shi’ites into Islamic domination, destroying Sunni Islam altogether, ridding the earth of Israel and all of Jacob’s descendants and rule the earth from Jerusalem.
To this end, the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia of conspiring to divide the Muslim world as further violence erupted in Syria over the weekend, according to Newsweek.
This is a situation Iran intends to stop. Shi’ite-led Iran will do everything possible to prevent the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia from accomplishing the goal of Sunni domination of Islam. Yes, Sunni Islam is the goal that the West and its allies have in mind. Sunni Islam and the West need each other in order for both to continue ruling the earth.
The crux of the entire conflict in the Middle East is that both sects of Islam are fighting for power. Now, back to the article.
Khamenei …stressed the importance of supporting the local [Iranian] economy to counter U.S.-led sanctions, which he said were aimed at undermining Iran’s revolutionary Shiite Muslim system. Khamenei said the U.S. also targeted Iran by manipulating [Iran’s] top regional rival, the conservative Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“The U.S. incites the Saudis in order to create conflict in our region. Why don’t they incite the Zionists? Because they want Muslims to fight against Muslims,” Khamenei said, according to his official website.
Khamenei confirms what I have been saying for years. The coming war between the Kings of the North and South are an Islamic caliphate struggle. Islam has its prophecies, YHVH has His prophecies. Isn’t it interesting that Islam sees the situation exactly as YHVH’s prophecies only in reverse? Khamenei is right. The King of the South – Saudi Arabia and the U.S. – are in league with each other, manipulating the Middle East region and they are using Israel, putting Israel in harm’s way to do it!
In fact, Sputnik News ran an article with a headline that says exactly what I have been saying for years: Saudi Arabia ‘May Hope Israel Will Do the Job for Them and Fight Iran’. Listen to this part of the article:
Sputnik: Recently, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, where the US and its allies reaffirmed their stance on Iran. What do you think of the role of regional actors in the Israel-Iran stalemate? Could it spiral into a major multifaceted clash?
Meir Litvak: No, no, not at all. I think if there is a clash, they would stand on the side. I think they would secretly hope that the Israelis would deal a blow to Iran, but they would certainly not do anything, and may even publically condemn Israel in order to appease their own people.
But I doubt very much, and doubt is an understatement, that the Saudis would engage in a direct conflict with Iran.
Let me stop here and just say the Saudis won’t have a choice. They’ve been threatening to bring war TO Iran on Iranian soil, but the Bible says Iran will bring the war TO Saudi Arabia on Saudi soil.
The Saudis know that while Iran is a threat for them, Iran will always be there. It has been their neighbor on the other side of the Gulf for centuries, and therefore the Saudis will be very cautious before they go into any direct confrontation with Iran.
This article by TheDrive.com indirectly says Israel is being manipulated by the U.S. in some of its strikes on Syria military bases.
Days after an intense volley of strikes targeting Iran’s military activities in Syria, new information about the Israeli operation continues to trickle out, though many details remain uncertain. Now, a new rumor has emerged on social media claiming that Israel’s F-15I Ra’am multi-role combat aircraft were able to get close to their targets without raising the alarm by using the same transponder codes as U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles and taking a circuitous route through Jordan and Iraq.
According to a report from NBC News on May 1, 2018, three U.S. officials, all speaking anonymously, confirmed that Israeli F-15Is had taken part in the mission on April 29, 2018. Based on earlier reports, those aircraft struck various targets in northwestern Syria, but focused their attention mainly on Iranian and Iranian-backed forces within the Syrian Arab Army’s 47th Brigade base near Hama.
How the jets were able to get to their targets and not prompt any significant response from Syrian air defense forces remains unclear. Unlike what has been the case after numerous previous strikes, the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Al Assad did not claim to have shot down any of the Israeli weapons and there was no readily available footage of surface-to-air missiles speeding toward possible targets in the night.
Even more pertinent to this question is that the Israeli aircraft reportedly employed GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bombs in addition to Delilah stand-off missiles. The 250-pound class GPS-guided glide bombs have a maximum range of a little more than 60 miles when an aircraft releases them from high altitude. This would have required the F-15Is to enter Syria’s airspace, at least for some amount of time and the aircraft would likely have appeared on Syrian radars – or Russian ones that are supposedly linked to the government’s air defense network – before then.
One unconfirmed rumor explains that the Israeli jets masked their approach by setting their Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponders to emit the same type of signal associated with U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, as well as using false callsigns to help keep up the ruse. These jets routinely conduct operations in Eastern Syria in support of American forces and their local partners.
Let me interject here. Would the Israelis have used the American call signs and radio frequencies without U.S. approval? Hardly! Also, it might be this very reason that Trump is not removing U.S. troops from Syria. He needs a U.S. presence in Syria to facilitate these phantom Israeli strikes!
The presence of Strike Eagles would not necessarily have aroused suspicions if they appeared on Syrian or Russian radars while over Eastern Syria.
Israel’s aircraft then supposedly flew through Jordan, Iraq, and into Eastern Syria before blitzing toward their targets. The strike package then reportedly refueled over Iraq and then returned to Israel via Jordan.
Israel after many attempts to penetrate the Syrian airspace from the west, they’re now using the east, which is poorly covered by radars, where they can blend within the Coalition jets.
It’s certainly one possible explanation, but it also raises a number of significant questions. If the aircraft had masked themselves as F-15Es flying through Jordan and Iraq, they would almost certainly have had to do so with the active support of the former of those countries and the United States in order to avoid any potential confusion that could’ve exposed the entire ruse. American personnel, in particular, are likely on something of a heightened alert for anything out of the ordinary given reports of regular electronic warfare attacks on U.S. manned and unmanned aircraft in Eastern Syria, too.
It is definitely possible that the U.S. military may be taking an increasingly active role in these operations. U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration have formed an especially close relationship with Israel, even pledging to move the U.S. embassy in the country to the country’s disputed capital Jerusalem.
Even then that might not be enough. Though Iraqi radar coverage is spotty along the Syrian border, U.S. Air Force and NATO E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft and other coalition ground-based radar assets are helping coordinate air operations against ISIS. It’s hard to imagine that four F-15Is would have been able to slip through unmolested, let alone take time to refuel using an Israeli Air Force tanker.
It is not clear that the United States would have been able to convince even Jordan or Iraq to necessarily acquiesce to the plan. Though a staunch ally of the United States and traditional partner of Israel’s, Jordan only recently ended a major diplomatic spat with the country over the murder of two Jordanian nationals outside the Israeli Embassy in Amman in 2017. It’s not at all certain if relations have improved in the interceding weeks to a place where the two might conspire on covert military action.
Ok, I’m going to interject again. TheDrive.com author might be missing something here in that, if Jordan believes Iran is endangering Jordan, that nation would likely readily accept any help it can get from Israel to stop Iran’s growing hegemony in the region. Now back to the article.
Iraq, which maintains diplomatic and military ties with Russia, Iran, and Syria, seems even less likely to have agreed to such a plan. If they did not consent to the operation, Iraqi officials could easily have decided to pass along any advance warning of the strikes to the Assad regime.
The Israeli aircraft could have obviated the need for tanker support by skipping the Iraq part of the run, instead cutting through southern Syria near the U.S. military’s At Tanf garrison, where American aircraft routinely patrol. This still would have involved flying through Jordanian airspace, though.
All told, it’s hard to see all these pieces aligning for the Israeli operation to go off without any issues whatsoever. In addition, Israel could simply have released SDBs at targets in Hama at least from near the Lebanese-Syrian border, a common tactic seen in multiple previous strikes, which has largely shielded the aircraft from retaliation.
The Israeli jets could have similarly briefly violated Turkish airspace at supersonic speed to do the same against Syria’s Nairab Military Airport in Aleppo. In 2007, F-15Is and F-16Is flew through Turkey on their way to destroy Syria’s covert nuclear reactor in the eastern Deir ez-Zor governorate.
Of course, using such a route in the April 29, 2018 strikes could have carried its own risks given the Turkish Government’s growing relations with Russia and Iran and its very public disputes with the United States and its coalition fighting ISIS. Turkey has shot down Russian and Syrian aircraft that have strayed into its airspace since 2014.
Another possibility to explain the apparent lack of activity from Syrian air defenses is that they suffered some sort of electronic warfare or cyber attacks ahead of or during the operation. During a separate reported incident on the night of April 16-17, 2018, there were claims that the United States and Israel had launched a combined, non-kinetic assault on targets in Syria.
But again, this would have required cooperation between the U.S. and Israel. Not, back to the article.
At the time, this seemed odd, since there were no reported strikes associated with the incident and it seemed unlikely that Israel would employ these countermeasures by themselves. It was possible that electronic or cyber attacks were part of previous intelligence or reconnaissance mission or were a dry run to test out advanced countermeasures ahead of just such a real strike. It’s also worth noting that Israel reportedly employed a computer program called Suter to misdirect Syrian radars and clear a path during the aforementioned strike in Deir ez-Zor in 2007.
There have also been rumors in the past that Israel’s F-35I stealth fighters have taken part in previous strikes. Though those earlier reports seemed unlikely, these jets would have been able to pierce through Syria’s air defense network to drop SDBs onto the targets with a low likelihood of detection.
It’s also entirely possible that Syrian air defenses just remain largely ineffective in responding to aerial attacks. In February 2018, Syria’s forces did bring down an Israeli F-16I multi-role combat jet, but this is the only kill they’ve scored against a manned aircraft in some 18 months of Israeli air strikes. They only reportedly managed to fire two surface-to-air missiles during the massive U.S.-led missile barrage against Assad’s chemical weapons infrastructure on April 14, 2018, lobbing dozens more into the empty sky afterward.
However Israeli aircraft were able to pull off the strike, the Israeli government has made abundantly clear it continues to be willing to strike at Iran and its interests in Syria. The country’s officials have made it clear that they view growing Iranian military activities and influence in Syria, as well as expanding support for its proxies, such as the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, as threats worth neutralizing despite increasing risks.
“On the list of the potentials for most likely live hostility around the world, the battle between Israel and Iran in Syria is at the top of the list right now,” one of NBC’s anonymous senior U.S. sources said. “We at The War Zone have come to much the same conclusion after observing the steadily increasing volume and the changing focus of Israeli strikes into Syria.
Whether it is doing so with greater direct support from the United States or not, Israel looks determined to keep up the pressure on Iran and it seems almost certain that we will continue to see more aerial raids in the near future.
This article leaves it to one’s opinion whether Israel operated in such a fashion on its own or whether Israel was under orders from the U.S. I believe scripture supports the opinion that Israel operated under U.S. orders in this strike as it has done at other times in the past on behalf of the U.S. I believe this because we know that the King of the South provokes the King of the North in scripture and this would be just another provocation.
Paris and London backed away from Netanyahu to confirm their support for the Iran Nuclear Deal that he wants President Donald Trump to cancel.
France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the information provided by Israel the day before confirms the need for long-term assurances on Iran’s nuclear program and underscores the importance of maintaining the nuclear agreement, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also addressed Netanyahu’s presentation about Iran nuclear deal, saying that Israel’s revelations prove that the JCPOA should be preserved as it imposes constraints on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
“The Iran nuclear deal is not based on trust about Iran’s intentions; rather it is based on tough verification, including measures that allow inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency unprecedented access to Iran’s nuclear programme,” the top British diplomat said.
He went on to say that the deal provisions make it “harder” for Tehran to conduct sensitive research in secret as it had been doing before 2003.
Other fall out happened in Morocco that could add another proxy war into the Middle East mix and further provoke Iran. That nation has cut ties with Iran over its alleged involvement in the delivery of weapons from its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, to the Polisario Front, AFP reported.
Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita told reporters that “a first shipment of weapons was recently” sent to the Algerian-backed Polisario Front, which is seeking independence, via an “element” at the Iranian embassy in Algiers.
He was speaking upon his return from Tehran, where he said he informed his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif of Morocco’s decision.
Even though Israel is in no way responsible for the Morocco’s decision to cut diplomatic ties with Iran, Tehran might not see it that way. The Iranians may view this as a pro-Israel stance by Morocco.
No matter what action any nation takes in the Middle East, Iran is likely to classify it in one of two buckets: Pro-Iran or pro-Israel. When the pro-Israel bucket gets full, Iran will strike!
Was Netanyahu’s Syria strike, and the revealing of the intelligence on Iran, a ploy for something else? Could this really be a bargaining position?
According to one Haaretz article, Last November, Israel …demanded that the Shi’ite militias be sent eastward, to the Daraa-Damascus highway, about 60 kilometers from the border in the Golan. In return it received a faint promise – and even that’s not being fully implemented – that the militias would not reach five to 20 kilometers from the border, depending on the front between the regime and the rebels.
Presumably there’s an opening here for renewed negotiations over the original demand, after Israel made clear its determination regarding every location in Syria. One problem is getting the Americans to agree.
The United States, while helping the Kurdish fighters, still holds the Tanf enclave in eastern Syria, which constitutes a kind of bottleneck making it hard for Iran to establish control over the main highway from Tehran via Iraq to Damascus and Beirut. For Israel this could be an excellent bargaining chip in exchange for a demand to keep the Iranians far from the Golan. But the Americans are so focused on withdrawing the rest of their forces from Syria that it seems there’s nobody to talk to at the moment.
Israeli defense officials [were] visited by the head of U.S. Central Command [and] there were separate meetings with emissaries from Israel and Iran in Sochi.
ANOTHER BIBLE PROPHECY FULFILLMENT LOOMS
Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the Word of YHVH for Israel, says YHVH, who stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him.
Zechariah 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the peoples all around, and it shall also be against Judah in the siege against Jerusalem.
Zechariah 12:3 And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples. All who lift it shall be slashed, and all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.
Zechariah 12:4 In that day, says YHVH, I will strike every horse with terror, and his rider with madness. And I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.
Zechariah 12:5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The people of Jerusalem shall be my strength in YHVH of Hosts their God.
Zechariah 12:6 In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire among cut grain. And they shall devour all the peoples all around, on the right hand and on the left hand. And Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her place, in Jerusalem.
I’m going to share part of another article in a moment, but I want you to think about the scripture I just read and ask yourself this question: Who are the people on the right and the left?
Look at a map of Israel and you will see that the West Bank is on the right side of the country and Gaza is on the left side.
So now, let’s consider what this article at Jewish Week Times of Israel.com asks: Is Israel Facing A Conflict On Two Fronts?
The answer is ‘yes’. Not only ‘yes’, but technically, Israel’s next big conflict will involve an attack by Iran that has been coordinated with the Palestinians in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza. So really, there will be three fronts. However, the premise of the article is that we must not think that the only point of attack will be from Iran in the north.
Though Gaza and Syria represent two separate situations, might Israel be headed toward a two-front conflict? Is there a possibility it could get caught in an overlapping cycle of escalation? Indeed, the incendiary situation could be further enhanced by a decision by President Donald Trump to pull out of the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, according to one think tank.
“Israel may face three areas of confrontation with its enemies, maybe more; it has explosive potential,” said Amos Yadlin, the director of the Institute for National Security Studies and a former IDF military intelligence chief in a briefing call with reporters. “I will not be surprised if one or more than one area will escalate.”
Might Iran be hoping that Hamas would join in and escalate the clashes at the border with Israel? After all, Hamas receives limited military support from Iran and leaders of the two organizations have held talks in Iran. Both entities are ideologically opposed to the Jewish state.
Amos Yadlin is not seeing all of those other fronts that Israel will face in the future. He should because it is a fact that Iran is courting the Palestinians in the West Bank and arming Hamas and will want to use them to ensure Tehran’s success in its future attack. Often, we hear of the IDF capturing Hamas operatives, weapons and missile parts in the West Bank. Iran is using Hamas to arm the Palestinians.
Another opinion of Zechariah 12 is that this war will occur before Iran attacks. My opinion is that Iran will use the West Bank and Gaza to help it in the attacks.
Israel will face more than one front in the coming conflict. The nation will lose to Iran, but the Palestinians and Hamas will get their come-uppance in the process!
I hope that gave you some more and clearer prophecy perspective on the coming wars at the end of days.