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Title: America 2014


1
America 2014
2
U.S. faces many challenges as influence on world
stage wanes
Washington Times, January 2, 2014
The U.S. pullout from Afghanistan, Syrias raging
civil war and missed
deadlines to disarm, a potential breakthrough
nuclear deal with Iran, Chinese
military muscle-flexing in Asia, a rapidly
evolving and amorphous al
Qaeda terrorist threat, a global backlash
against American spying
activities Secretary of State John F.
Kerrys first full year as the top
U.S. diplomat promises to be busy
in a foreign policy landscape increasingly
resistant to American dominance. But analysts
predict that the Obama administration is likely
to hold firm to its pursuit of neutrality on the
world stage by seeking diplomacy over
confrontation and steering away from expensive,
conventional U.S. military engagement as a
strategy for containing the worlds
troublemakers. Any number of single,
unpredictable events could shake the
international order in ways unseen.
EVENT

The article went on to say that there is a global
rebalancing going on. China, Iran, the Saudis,
the Turks, the Brazilians are all asserting
themselves in their own regions and they are not
listening to the U.S. said Gordon Adams, a
professor of U.S. foreign policy. Even Americas
allies are now much more distant because of the
U.S. spying revealed by Edward Snowden. Middle
East allies such as Egypt, Israel and Saudi
Arabia are all angry with America over its new
Iran stance. We know in Scripture that America
is a young lion. An offspring of Britain the
old lion. We know from Ezekiel 38 that America
appears to stand on the sidelines when Russia
invades the Middle East. In Psalm 58 we read of
young lions having their great teeth broken. It
is no surprise therefore to seeing this young
lion weakened
COMMENT

BIBLE QUOTE
  • Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth break
    out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
    Let them melt away as waters which run
    continually when he bendeth his bow to shoot his
    arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
  • One translation says Make their weapons useless
    in their hands

(Psalm 586-7)
3
US presses Russia on Syria weapons
BBConline, February 1, 2014
EVENT
US Secretary of State John Kerry has asked Russia
to press its ally Syria into speeding up the
removal of chemical weapons. The US says only
about 4 of chemical weapons declared by the
Syrian government have so far been removed. Mr
Kerry raised the issue with Russian Foreign
Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the
Munich Security Conference, officials said.
Syria's chemical weapons are due to be removed
and destroyed by 30 June. Under the terms of the
UN-backed plan, Syrian authorities are
responsible for packing and safely transporting
the chemical weapons to the Mediterranean port of
Latakia. "Secretary Kerry pressed Foreign
Minister Lavrov to push the regime for more
progress on moving the remaining chemical weapons
within Syria to the port in Latakia," the US
State Department official said. Washington
considered progress so far to be "unacceptable",
the official added.

So peace talks have failed. The violence
continues and will almost certainly escalate.
Only 4 of Syrias chemical weapons have been
removed. Earlier this week, the US ambassador to
the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical
Weapons (OPCW), Robert Mikulak, said "the effort
to remove chemical agent and key precursor
chemicals from Syria has seriously languished and
stalled". Everything has stalled. The peace
agreement, the chemical weapons agreement and the
cooperation between America and Russia. America
once more is starting to push Russia into
pushing the Syrian regime. Once more Russia will
refuse to budge. The burden of Damascus and Syria
will NOT end peacefully and with resolution. The
Bible could not be clearer. It will end with the
complete destruction of Damascus and the ending
of Syria as a nation. We dont know when but it
will happen
COMMENT
  • Damascus has become feeble, and all her people
    turn to flee. Fear, anguish, and pain have
    gripped her as they grip a woman in labor. That
    famous city, a city of joy, will be forsaken! Her
    young men will fall in the streets and die. Her
    soldiers will all be killed, says the Lord

BIBLE QUOTE
(Jeremiah 4924-26 NLT)
4
War of words between Obama and Putin over
Ukraine
ABC News, February 20, 2014
A war of words between President Obama and
Russian President Vladimir Putin over the
violence exploding on the streets of Kiev,
Ukraine, this week shows the global tug-of-war
between East and West erupting in the former
member of the old Soviet Union. The tensions
between protesters and government security forces
became deadly overnight in Independence Square,
where Ukrainians have gathered for months to
protest President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to
back out of a deal with the European Union and
instead join an economic group led by Russia.
Protesters felt the EU deal would have been a
significant step forward in building
relationships with Western nations, but that
Yanukovich was pressured by Putin to spurn the
West and continue its close relationship with
Russia. Statements by Obama and Putin this week
show how each country is trying to blame the
other for meddling in Ukraine.
EVENT
The Ukraine has the worlds 3rd largest stockpile
of nuclear weapons. The reason this country (the
largest in Europe) has so many of these weapons
is that it was once part of the USSR. It also has
a huge army of 780,000 men. But the Ukraine that
sits between Russia and Europe has in recent
years looked increasingly towards the West. There
is an on-going political battle within Ukraine as
to who runs the country pro Russia or Pro
Europe presidents. Currently it is a pro Russian
president. The last pro Western president was
poisoned with a potent dioxin almost certainly
Russia was behind this. It shows the lengths
Russia will go to to keep Ukraine under its
control. The Ukraine is part of the ancient land
of Magog. Putin (latter day Gog) is of the land
of Magog. He will keep control of Ukraine. The
tug of war will lead to Russia getting angry.

COMMENT
  • Son of man, turn and face Gog of the land of
    Magog, the prince who rules over the nations of
    Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him.
    Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord
    Gog, I am your enemy!

    Putin says Ukraine
    is a kraipurposely avoiding the Russian word
    for country, strana. The Russian word krai
    means land. This is how the Bible describes
    Magog in Ezekiel 38.

BIBLE QUOTE
(Ezekiel 382-3 NLT)
5
Russia war games over Ukraine prompt US warning
Associated Press, February 26, 2014
EVENT
Russia ordered 150,000 troops to test their
combat readiness Wednesday in a show of force
that prompted a blunt warning from the United
States that any military intervention in Ukraine
would be a "grave mistake. Putin's announcement
of huge new war games came as across Ukraine, the
divided allegiances between Russia and the West
were on full display. Amid the tensions, Putin
put the military on alert for massive exercises
involving most of the military units in western
Russia, and announced measures to tighten
security at the headquarters of Russia's Black
Sea Fleet on Ukraine's Crimea peninsula. The
maneuvers will involve some 150,000 troops, 880
tanks, 90 aircraft and 80 navy ships, and are
intended to "check the troops' readiness for
action in crisis situations that threaten the
nation's military security," Defense Minister
Sergei Shoigu said in remarks carried by Russian
press.
Its amazing how fast events are happening.
Within days we have a full blown Cold War
situation with America warning Russia and Russia
warning America. At an unscheduled press
conference president Obama warned Russia there
would be "costs" for any military intervention.
Mr Obama said he was deeply concerned by reports
of Russian military movements. But will Putin
listen to these mild threats? Its unlikely. In
fact we see here a similar situation in Ezekiel
38 when Russia invades the Middle East. Britain
and America (Tarshish and young lion) asking why
Russia is doing such a thing. The two war weary
powers do not want to physically confront the
Russian bear. Russia is very much like a bear.
Docile until provoked. When pushed too far the
bear responds with fierce anger and nothing
stands in its way. Nothing provokes a bear more
than when her cubs are threatened. Crimea is one
of Russias cubs

COMMENT
  • Then at the time of the end, the king of the
    south will push and attack the king of the north.
    The king of the north will storm out with
    chariots, charioteers, and a vast navy. Events in
    Ukraine may well be part of the king of the south
    push or attack against the king of the north.

BIBLE QUOTE
(Daniel 1140 NLT)
6
Ukraine pleads for Britain US to come to its
rescue
Daily Telegraph, February 28, 2014
Deeply worried politicians inside Ukraine's
parliament have pleaded with Britain and the
United States to come to their rescue, after
Russia was accused of launching a series of raids
in the Crimea region. The two Western powers
signed an agreement with Ukraine in 1994, which
Kiev's parliament wants enforcing now. The
Budapest Memorandum, signed by Bill Clinton, John
Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma the
then-rulers of the USA, UK, Russia and Ukraine
promises to uphold the territorial integrity of
Ukraine, in return for Ukraine giving up its
nuclear weapons. Article one reads "The United
States of America, the Russian Federation, and
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland, reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine ...
to respect the Independence and Sovereignty and
the existing borders of Ukraine. And Kiev is now
claiming that their country's borders are not
being respected.
EVENT

COMMENT
This forgotten treaty signed in 1994 between
Russia, America and Britain could drag the US and
UK into WAR with Russia if Putin's troops
intervene in Ukraine. That was the headline in a
newspaper in the UK this week. The agreement
states that the three countries will refrain from
the threat or use of force against Ukraine. This
agreement came about as a way of persuading
Ukraine to give up its vast nuclear arsenal to
Russia for dismantling. Ukraine was part of the
USSR so ended up with the third largest nuclear
arsenal in the world. It would only surrender
these weapons if it felt protected. America and
Britain in effect promised to protect Ukraine
from aggression. This is why Ukraine this week
asked these two countries to help. The king of
the south is being asked to step in and push back
the king of the north. They may be forced to do
so
  • And at the time of the end the king of the South
    shall push at and attack him, and the king of the
    North shall come against him like a whirlwind,
    with chariots and horsemen and with many ships
    and he shall enter into the countries and shall
    overflow and pass through.
    Events in Syria nearly led to
    confrontation between America and Russia. Events
    in Ukraine may also lead to verse 40 of Daniel 11
    being fulfilled.

BIBLE QUOTE
(Daniel 1140 AMP)
7
End of American military dominance
Free Beacon, February 25, 2014
President Barack Obama will sharply cut ships,
aircraft, and troops as part of a major reduction
of U.S. military forces that will face even
steeper downsizing in 2016, Defence Secretary
Chuck Hagel announced on Monday. The defence
cuts, to be announced formally in the presidents
budget proposal next month, would reduce U.S.
ground forces to their lowest level since World
War II at a time when world threats are
increasing. The defence secretary outlined the
dramatic reductions in a briefing for reporters
at the Pentagon. They include significant cuts in
Navy shipbuilding and Air Force aircraft
purchases, and a 20 percent reduction in Army
ground forces. Hagel said the defence reductions
will pose new national security risks for the
United States in the future. They also have
forced the Pentagon to face the prospect of
losing Americas position as the most dominant
military power in the world.
EVENT

The US army will be cut from its current level of
520,000 active duty troops to between 440,000 and
450,000 troops. That size is the smallest the
service has been since 1940, prior to World War
II. In 2016, the troop level could be reduced
further to 420,000 troops. Eleven warshipshalf
of the Navys cruiser fleetwill be taken offline
or placed in a reduced operating status. Hagel
said the cuts also would reduce the ability of
U.S. military forces to conduct more than one
major military conflict in the world at the same
time, something that could potentially trigger an
outbreak of global conflict. So why is America
doing this? Quite simply they can no longer
afford to run the military machine to the same
level any longer. The financial crisis of 2009 is
still taking its toll. Would we expect a weaker
America with Bible in hand? Well we would. The
weakening of America leaves Israel exposed and
Russia more likely to invade.
COMMENT
  • As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow
    trouble reap the same. By the breath of God they
    perish, and by the blast of his anger they are
    consumed. The roar of the lion, the voice of the
    fierce lion, the teeth of the young lions, are
    broken.

BIBLE QUOTE
(Job 4 8-9 RSV)
8
US has coerced Israel into 'terrible peace deal'
Daily Telegraph, February 26, 2014
Israeli parliamentarians subjected the US
ambassador to a no-holds-barred barrage of
criticism in a tense meeting that illustrated the
fierce resistance to an American-backed peace
initiative with the Palestinians. Daniel Shapiro,
Wasington's envoy to Tel Aviv, was told that the
Obama administration's conduct was "inappropriate
for an ally" and asked when the US ever stood at
Israel's side when he met the multi-party group
at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. The
confrontation took place as Mr Netanyahu prepared
to travel next week to Washington, where he is
expected to get a first glimpse of the framework
document being prepared by John Kerry, the US
secretary of state, which is meant to pave the
way towards a final agreement. The nine-month
time-line of the negotiations expires on April
29, but Mr Kerry is seeking an extension.
EVENT

As we see events move ever faster towards their
long promised conclusion we also note how quickly
things could happen in relation to Israel. A
nine month timeline was put in place last year to
get a final agreement between Israel and the
Palestinians. John Kerry is on a mission to make
this happen. He believes that the only reason
that Israel and the Palestinians have so far not
made an agreement is because he has not been
involved. He totally believes he can do this. The
nine months is up on April 29th. This week the
agreement will be shown to Netanyahu. It will
certainly involve Israel giving up half the land
- the West Bank. It may even divide Jerusalem
with some clever wording. It is interesting that
9 months was the time frame for a final
agreement. 9 months is how long a woman is
pregnant. She then goes through the pain of child
birth. The Bible says that when Jesus returns the
world will be in pain as a woman giving birth
COMMENT

BIBLE QUOTE
  • When people say, There is peace and security,
    then sudden destruction will come upon them as
    travail comes upon a woman with child, and there
    will be no escape.

(1 Thessalonians 53 RSV)
9
US sends fighter jets and increases pressure on
Putin
Daily Telegraph, March 6, 2014
The US bolstered its military forces across
Eastern Europe on Thursday and imposed its first
sanctions in an effort to force Russia to scale
back its intervention in Ukraine. As European
leaders met in Brussels, President Barack Obama
denounced plans for a referendum on whether the
occupied Crimea region should join Russia as a
violation of international law. We are well
beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over
the heads of democratic leaders, he said. The US
sent six F-15 fighter jets to join Nato air
patrols over the Baltic states in a show of
strength intended to reassure its eastern
European allies and send a signal to the Kremlin.
A further dozen F-16 fighters and 300 troops will
deploy to Poland next week as part of a military
training exercise expanded in response to the
Russian incursion in Ukraine. A US destroyer will
also be deployed to the Black Sea as part of a
routine exercise.
EVENT
he
COMMENT
The crisis over Ukraine is showing no signs of
abating. In fact the tensions increase every day.
America is leading calls for action against
Russia and is frustrated with Europes sluggish
responses. The White House on Thursday announced
travel restrictions on Russian and Ukrainian
officials directly involved in destabilising
Ukraine and banned them from entering the US.
While European leaders agreed to suspend trade
talks with Russia, they stopped short of imposing
visa restrictions or other sanctions. America has
sent in to the Back Sea a warship and a large
number of F-16 fighter jets. This is becoming a
stand-off between the king of the south (America
and UK) and the king of the north (Russia). This
could well lead to Daniel 11 v 40 being fulfilled
in full. The push of the king of the south
against the king of north comes at the time of
the end. It is the catalyst that brings Russia
down into the Middle East.
  • And at the time of the end shall the king of the
    south push at him and the king of the north
    shall come against him like a whirlwind, with
    chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships
    and he shall enter into the countries, and shall
    overflow and pass over.
    The time of the
    end cannot be 100 years ago it is NOW.the push
    is coming

BIBLE QUOTE
(Daniel 1140)
10
US sends fighter jets and increases pressure on
Putin
Daily Telegraph, March 6, 2014
The US bolstered its military forces across
Eastern Europe on Thursday and imposed its first
sanctions in an effort to force Russia to scale
back its intervention in Ukraine. As European
leaders met in Brussels, President Barack Obama
denounced plans for a referendum on whether the
occupied Crimea region should join Russia as a
violation of international law. We are well
beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over
the heads of democratic leaders, he said. The US
sent six F-15 fighter jets to join Nato air
patrols over the Baltic states in a show of
strength intended to reassure its eastern
European allies and send a signal to the Kremlin.
A further dozen F-16 fighters and 300 troops will
deploy to Poland next week as part of a military
training exercise expanded in response to the
Russian incursion in Ukraine. A US destroyer will
also be deployed to the Black Sea as part of a
routine exercise.
EVENT
he
COMMENT
The crisis over Ukraine is showing no signs of
abating. In fact the tensions increase every day.
America is leading calls for action against
Russia and is frustrated with Europes sluggish
responses. The White House on Thursday announced
travel restrictions on Russian and Ukrainian
officials directly involved in destabilising
Ukraine and banned them from entering the US.
While European leaders agreed to suspend trade
talks with Russia, they stopped short of imposing
visa restrictions or other sanctions. America has
sent in to the Back Sea a warship and a large
number of F-16 fighter jets. This is becoming a
stand-off between the king of the south (America
and UK) and the king of the north (Russia). This
could well lead to Daniel 11 v 40 being fulfilled
in full. The push of the king of the south
against the king of north comes at the time of
the end. It is the catalyst that brings Russia
down into the Middle East.
  • And at the time of the end shall the king of the
    south push at him and the king of the north
    shall come against him like a whirlwind, with
    chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships
    and he shall enter into the countries, and shall
    overflow and pass over.
    The time of the
    end cannot be 100 years ago it is NOW.the push
    is coming

BIBLE QUOTE
(Daniel 1140)
11
Obama Netanyahu must make 'tough decisions'
BBConline, March 4, 2014
US President Barack Obama has warned that Israeli
PM Benjamin Netanyahu must make "tough decisions"
to advance peace talks with the Palestinians. At
the White House, Mr Netanyahu replied Israelis
expected him to "stand strong" and that the
Palestinians had not done their part to ease
tensions. The White House has said it hopes to
see a peace deal in place by 29 April. But there
has been little sign of progress since July, when
direct talks resumed after a three-year hiatus.
The two leaders spoke publicly on Monday ahead of
a bilateral meeting at the White House. "It is
still possible to create two states, a Jewish
state of Israel and a state of Palestine, with
people living side-by-side in peace and
security," Mr Obama said on Monday. "But it's
difficult. It requires compromise on all sides."
EVENT
As the world lurches towards World War 3 we see
at the same time the final push on Israel to make
peace with the Palestinians. Obama is pushing
Netanyahu to divide the land of Israel. The
current end date for this to happen is 29th
April. Obama is telling the Israeli prime
minister that if he doesnt agree then America
cannot be expected to control the fallout. In
other words America will stop supporting Israel
to its fullest extent. This is a massive threat
to Israel. A huge deterrent to Israels enemies
is knowing that America would defend Israel. If
this changes Israel will be exposed. We dont
know for certain if Israel will agree to dividing
the land. There is a possibility they will. Joel
talks about the land being divided. This is maybe
what brings the final judgements on Israel. For
God to bring Russia against his people (and for
two thirds of them to be killed) the Jews must do
something that finally goes over a red line. We
read in Isaiah 24 that the world breaks the
everlasting covenant. This refers to God giving
the Jews the land.

COMMENT
  • The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants
    thereof because they have transgressed the laws,
    changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting
    covenant.
    And I will establish
    my covenant between me and thee and thy seed
    after thee in their generations for an
    everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and
    to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto
    thee, and to thy seed after thee, , all the land
    of Canaan Israel

BIBLE QUOTE
(Isaiah 245)
(Genesis 177-8)
12
Russia 'to face consequences' says US
BBConline, March 14, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the US
is "deeply concerned" about the "large
deployment" of Russian forces along the eastern
border of Ukraine and in Crimea. Speaking at a
news conference following talks with his Russian
counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Mr Kerry warned that
Russia will face consequences if it doesn't
"change course" over the rising tensions in
Ukraine. In other developments the UN Security
Council is to vote on Saturday on a US-drafted
resolution that defines Crimea's referendum as
illegal. U S Vice-President Joe Biden will travel
to Poland and Lithuania early next week to
discuss ways to support Ukraine's sovereignty.
The Pentagon says it will keep its aircraft
carrier battle group in the Mediterranean Sea
longer than planned because of the Ukraine
crisis. Russia has moved a column of army trucks
and a number of artillery pieces into northern
Crimea.
EVENT
he
Russia is believed to have deployed about 80,000
troops near Ukraines eastern frontier. The
foreign ministry in Moscow raised fears on Friday
of a full-scale invasion of eastern Ukraine by
reserving Russias right to intervene to
protect its citizens. Back in 1994 Russia,
America and Britain signed an agreement to ensure
Ukraines borders were protected and not
violated. This was to provide security guarantees
for Ukraine to give up its stockpile of nuclear
weapons. Ukraine did give up the weapons and is
now calling on Britain and America to keep their
side of the bargain. America not only has this
agreement to think about it is also concerned
about how this will impact around the world. The
US is trying to give Iran border guarantees if it
does not proceed to get a nuclear weapon. The
guarantee would be worthless in the light of
events in Ukraine. There is great pressure on
America to PUSH back at Russia. They will.
COMMENT
  • And at the time of the end shall the king of the
    south push at him and the king of the north
    shall come against him like a whirlwind, with
    chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships
    and he shall enter into the countries, and shall
    overflow and pass over.
    The time of the
    end cannot be 100 years ago .the push could
    happen anytime.soon

BIBLE QUOTE
(Daniel 1140)
13
Fire-sale of US Treasuries is a warning of acute
stress across the world
Daily Telegraph, March 14, 2014
EVENT
Somebody is a selling a fistful of US Treasuries.
It could be Russia, or China, Turkey, or all
frantically selling bonds at the same time for
different reasons. We dont yet know. All we know
is that the US Federal Reserves custody holdings
on behalf of foreign central banks plunged by
106bn in the week ending March 12, the biggest
one-week drop on record. Russias central bank is
undoubtedly liquidating reserves at a breakneck
pace to prevent a collapse of the rouble, as
foreign companies scramble to get all their spare
cash out of Russian accounts before the G7
guillotine comes down on the Putin clan next
week. The latest financial ructions go beyond
Russia, they reek of stress in the international
system. Countries are intervening all over the
place to defend their currencies. Their central
banks built up huge war chests of reserves for a
rainy day, and now it is raining, said David
Bloom currency chief HSBC
The financial markets are reacting badly to the
situation in Ukraine. The currency situation
detailed above shows how nations are shoring up
their positions. They believe war could be
coming. The article above went on to say The
international order is unravelling. Russia is of
course smashing the post-Cold War order by
seizing Ukraine, and blowing up the global
architecture of nuclear non-proliferation. The
global situation is extremely serious, said Lars
Christensen from Danske Bank. Russia is
committing economic suicide. So if the situation
in Ukraine begins a global financial crisis and a
meltdown in Russia there would be nothing to stop
Russia coming down into the Middle East. The
spoil mentioned in Ezekiel 38 would be even
more attractive. In fact it would essential for
Russia to take the spoil and control the Middle
East. The push from America the pull of the
spoil will bring Russia forth as promised.

COMMENT
  • things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think
    an evil thought And thou shalt say, I will go up
    to the land of unwalled villages To take a
    spoil, and to take a prey to turn thine hand
    upon the desolate places that are now inhabited,
    and upon the people that are gathered out of the
    nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that
    dwell in the midst of the land.

BIBLE QUOTE
(Ezekiel 3811-12)
14
Russia risks new Cold War, West warns
Daily Telegraph, March 17, 2014
EVENT
Vladimir Putin has delivered a swift and
uncompromising blow to the imposition of US and
EU sanctions by signing a decree recognising
Crimea as an independent state, paving the way
for him to acknowledge a request from the
breakaway region to join the Russian Federation.
Ignoring Western threats of a new Cold War and a
far-reaching economic blockade, the Russian
president will on Tuesday address both houses of
the Russian parliament on the crisis, and is
expected to welcome Crimea into the fold. The
formal process of absorbing the peninsula could
be completed within weeks. The Kremlin announced
that Mr Putin had signed a decree recognising
Crimea as an independent state, after it voted
overwhelmingly on Sunday to leave Ukraine and
join Russia. The US and the European Union
responded by issuing targeted sanctions against
several key players in the escalating crisis.
Events have moved amazingly quickly. Just a few
weeks ago Crimea was part of Ukraine. In less
than two weeks Russia has moved in and annexed
the region and brought it under the Russian
Federation. Mr Putin has seen his personal
approval ratings soar to a three-year high after
his decision to send troops to Crimea. Crimea was
invaded by Russia in the 1870s and then handed to
Ukraine in 1954. It remained with Ukraine after
the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. But
Putin has said that the greatest geopolitical
catastrophe was the collapse of the USSR. He has
now begun the process of rebuilding that empire.
The Russian juggernaut is on the move. Almost all
commentators say that we are returning to a new
Cold War. In Ezekiel 38 we read of Gog being
turned back. This literally means to be
returned. Putin himself (Gog) was returned to
power and is now turning the whole of Russia back
to Cold War days.

COMMENT
  • And say, Thus saith the Lord God Behold, I am
    against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech
    and Tubal And I will turn thee back, and put
    hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth,
    and all thine army, horses and horsemen


    I will turn thee back literally means I will
    return you or I will restore you.

BIBLE QUOTE
(Ezekiel 383-4)
15
Senior minister says Israel cant rely on US
Jerusalem Post, March 20, 2014
Another senior minister in Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahus cabinet sharply criticized
American foreign policy Tuesday, anonymously
joining the open attack by Defence Minister Moshe
Yaalon. Speaking to journalists in the Knesset,
the minister said the Americans handling of the
crisis in Ukraine proved that Israel could no
longer rely on the United States. He said it was
clear to everyone that the US had never intended
to take military action against the Russians.
The lesson of this crisis screams to the sky,
the minister said. US foreign policy is
collapsing all over the world. America showing
weakness in Russia has implications on the
Palestinian front. Israel cannot be Ukraine. It
is ridiculous to hear about American guarantees
for Israeli security, which would at best last a
few weeks. When were in danger, they wont be
there to defend us. We must be the sole
guarantors of Israeli security.
EVENT
There are those in Israel that are seriously
concerned about what is happening in Ukraine.
Exactly 20 years ago in 1994 America (and
Britain) signed an agreement with Russia to
protect Ukraines borders. This was to persuade
Ukraine to give up inuclear weapons. Now think of
Israel. Israel is being persuaded to give up land
and under a new agreement America would agree to
help keep Israels new borders secure. But if
America cannot keep Ukraines border secure and
is not willing to defend them why should Israel
accept Americas guarantee? So the situation in
Ukraine greatly weakens Americas position in the
world. It is one reason why America might push
Russia further in relation to Ukraine. It is
already taking a stronger line than Europe. When
Russia finally does descend on Israel we will see
a very similar situation to the one we see today.
America doing nothing militarily and being forced
to only question Russia

COMMENT
  • Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish,
    with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto
    thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou
    gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry
    away silver and gold, to take away cattle and
    goods, to take a great spoil?

BIBLE QUOTE
(Ezekiel 3813)
16
Barack Obama meets Pope Francis for the first
time
Daily Telegraph, March 27, 2014
President Barack Obama is holding a historic
first meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff that
the president views as a kindred spirit on issues
of economic inequality and the poor. Mr Obama
arrived at the Vatican on Thursday morning amid
the pomp and tradition of the Catholic Church,
making his way to greet the pope after a long,
slow procession. The pontiff and the president
shook hands before sitting down with their
translators at a wooden table for their meeting.
"Wonderful to be here," Mr Obama said, calling it
"a great honour. As they meet, the six-year
president, with his sinking poll numbers, would
not be blamed for seeking some reflected glory
from a pope who, one year into his pontificate,
is viewed as an agent of change in the Roman
Catholic Church. Mr Obama is the ninth president
to make an official visit to the Vatican.
EVENT

COMMENT
World leaders queue up to meet the Pope. In the
last 12 months he has been visited by many, many
presidents and kings. This week Obama has paid
him a visit. Others include Angela Merkel (German
ruler), Vladimir Putin (Russia), François
Hollande (France), Archbishop of Canterbury (head
of Church of England), King Abdullah (Jordan),
Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel) and many more. Which
other leader (either political or religious) has
such a following? The kings of the earth all want
an audience with this man. They are intoxicated
by the power he holds over 1 billion people. How
they would like power like his! Power for life!
Influence, wealth and the hearts and minds of the
masses. The Bible said this would be so. In the
book of Revelation we read of a harlot sitting on
7 hills. The harlot is symbolic of a false
religion. The 7 hills are Rome. But the false
religion of Rome will come to an end.
  • Come with me, he said, and I will show you the
    judgment that is going to come on the great
    prostitute Vatican, who rules over many waters
    peoples. The kings rulers of the world have
    committed adultery lusted after her power and
    influence with her, and the people who belong to
    this world have been made drunk by the wine of
    her immorality.

BIBLE QUOTE
(Revelation 171-2)
17
John Kerry warns Israel could become apartheid
state
Daily Telegraph, April 28, 2014
John Kerry has warned that Israel risks becoming
an apartheid state if it fails conclude a
historic peace deal with the Palestinians, in a
graphic indication of his frustration at the
collapse of his peace initiative. His blunt
comment, made behind closed doors at a meeting of
senior international officials, broke a
long-standing American taboo on comparing
Israels treatment of the Palestinians to
apartheid-era South Africa, and is certain to
damage his already frayed relations with the
Israeli political establishment. Underscoring the
urgency of creating an independent Palestine
alongside Israel he declared A two-state
solution will be clearly underscored as the only
real alternative - because a unitary state winds
up either being an apartheid state with second
class citizens, or it ends up being a state that
destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish
state.
EVENT
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COMMENT
Apartheid is an Afrikaans word which means
apartness.. It was a policy or system of
segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.
It was the cause of serious political violence
over the years. Over 9000 people were killed
during the years of apartheid. The main
difference of course is that in effect John Kerry
and the rest of the world are calling for
apartheid in Israel. They are calling for two
different races to live in two different
countries. To divide the land and keep the races
apart! But what does God say about the land of
Israel? He says the whole land of Israel from the
Jordan river to the Mediterranean is His land and
He has given it to the Jews. In Numbers 3353 we
read I have given you the land to possess it.
God also says in the prophecy of Joel about the
land being divided. But he goes on to say what
have you to do with me Palestinians
(Philistines). Israel will one day be a united
nation under Christ.
  • Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I
    will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a
    King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute
    judgment and justice in the earth. In his days
    Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell
    safely

BIBLE QUOTE
(Jeremiah 235-6)
18
US releases satellite images of Russian forces
Daily Telegraph, May 14, 2014
EVENT
The US government released new satellite pictures
on Tuesday which it said showed Russian forces
were still near the Ukrainian border in recent
days, contradicting Russian assertions they had
been withdrawn. President Vladimir Putin
announced last Wednesday that the troops had
moved, but Nato and the United States both said
they had seen no sign of a Russian withdrawal
from the frontier. Nato officials have previously
estimated Russia has around 40,000 soldiers close
to Ukraine's border, exacerbating the worst
East-West crisis since the Cold War. The
commercial satellite photos, published by the US
State Department and on the US Mission to Nato's
Twitter account, showed what appeared to be about
20 Russian helicopters at Belgorod, near the
Ukrainian border, on May 9.Alongside it, the US
government published another image of the same
area on March 26, also showing helicopters. An
earlier photograph, from March 22, showed no
helicopters in the area

Nato is accusing Russia of blatantly lying.
Russia says their troops have moved away from
Ukraines border. America then shows pictures
showing they have not moved at all. Colonel
Martin Downie, spokesman for Allied Command
Operations at Nato, said recent comments by
Russia's leadership on a troop withdrawal did not
reflect realities on the ground. "The reality is
that Russia continues to have 40,000 high
readiness troops massed on Ukraine's border and
another 25,000 troops in Crimea. The units on the
latest satellite pictures show mechanised
infantry, armoured vehicles and combat
helicopters," he said in a statement. We know
from the Bible that Putin (the little horn that
grows in Daniel 8) is deceitful. In fact one
version says he is master of deception. Russia
says it has not sent in troops into Ukraine but
everyone sees it has.
COMMENT
  • He will cause a shocking amount of destruction
    and succeed in everything he does. He will
    destroy powerful leaders and devastate the holy
    people. He will be a master of deception and
    will become arrogant he will destroy many
    without warning.

    The man spoken of here is of the same ilk as the
    ancient king of the north Antiochus Ephanese

BIBLE QUOTE
(Daniel 824-25 NLT)
19
Obama to let American troops train Syrian rebels
Washington Times, May 27, 2014
President Barak Obama is ready to sign a bill
that approves training of Syrian armed
oppositionists by American forces, US newspaper
The Wall Street Journal says. The statement was
made during Obama's speech at the United States
Military Academy at West Point (USMA) on
Wednesday. However, he didn't give precise
information about the training program. "The
president intends to extend the support of Syrian
opposition and its neighboring countries that
face the terrorist threats," The Wall Street
Journal said, citing a representative of the
White House. However, the plan is still being
discussed by the government, which should also
settle a wide range of issues in order to
implement it. In particular, the government
doesn't know what countries of the region will
station American troops on their territories and
how it will be able to distinguish the Syrian
conservative opposition from the radical
Islamists.
EVENT
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COMMENT
As the war in Afghanistan winds down it appears
that Obama is getting ready to increase Americas
involvement in Syria. According to reports the
Arab world sees Obama as moving to counteract
Russian, Iranian and Hezbollah intervention in
the Syrian conflict. It is also seen in some
quarters as payback for Russias annexation of
Crimea. Obama has not made totally clear in his
announcement this week exactly what he is
planning in Syria. But will be a program to
expand US involvement in the war against the
Assad regime and al Qaeda elements by providing
moderate rebels with military training and a
regular supply of sophisticated weapons, instead
of the dribs and drabs they have supplied so far.
It may even include anti-air systems which
Washington has withheld so far. We may still see
the king of the south enter the fray in Syria
(the ancient territory of the king of the north).
A military provocation of Russia is coming
  • Then at the time of the end, the king of the
    south will attack the king of the north. The king
    of the north will storm out with chariots,
    charioteers, and a vast navy. He will invade
    various lands and sweep through them like a
    flood. He will enter the glorious land of Israel,
    and many nations will fall

BIBLE QUOTE
(Daniel 1140-41)
20
Obama condemns Russian 'dark tactics' in Ukraine
BBC News, June 4, 2014
US President Barack Obama has condemned Russian
"aggression" in Ukraine. Speaking in Warsaw to
mark 25 years since the fall of communism in
Poland, he hailed Polish democracy as a beacon
for neighbouring Ukraine. "How can we allow the
dark tactics of the 20th Century to define the
21st?" he said. Earlier Mr Obama met Ukraine
President-elect Petro Poroshenko, and pledged
support for plans to restore peace to the
country. Mr Obama called Mr Poroshenko a "wise
selection" to lead Ukraine, and said the nation
could become a vibrant, thriving democracy if the
world community stood behind it. Mr Poroshenko, a
billionaire sweet manufacturer, was elected in
May. Mr Obama pledged 5m (3m) of military
assistance to Kiev including body armour and
night-vision goggles. The aid follows 18m
promised since early March for food, clothes,
radios and other equipment.
EVENT
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COMMENT
Near the end of the second world war Russia
pushed Germany out of Poland. However Stalin
insisted that Poland established a communistic
government. Poland remained under the grip of
Russia behind the iron curtain until 1989. This
is why Obama wanted to make a key speech on
Ukraine from Poland. He sees what happened in
Poland as a model for what should happen in
Ukraine. In other words the people should be
allowed to have the government they want and not
one imposed on them by Russia. Obama said, "We
will not accept Russia's occupation of Crimea or
its violations of Ukraine's sovereignty. Poland
was invaded and conquered, carved up and
occupied," he said. "But those days are over.
But those says are not over. The Russian bear is
growling again and is not content to sit by and
watch the West move ever closer to its borders.
Russia is asserting itself it is this spirit
that will bring Russia down to Israel beyond.
  • This is what the Lord says Look! A great army
    coming from the north! A great nation is rising
    against you from far-off lands. They are armed
    with bows and spears. They are cruel and show no
    mercy. They sound like a roaring sea as they ride
    forward on horses. They are coming in battle
    formation, planning to destroy you, beautiful
    Jerusalem

BIBLE QUOTE
(Jeremiah 622-23 NLT)
21
Russian fighter intercepted US Air Force plane
BBC News, June 4, 2014
A Russian jet flew within 100ft (30m) of a US Air
Force plane over international waters near Japan
in April, US officials have said. The incident on
23 April involved a Russian SU-27 Flanker fighter
and a US intelligence-gathering RC-135U. The US
plane was flying a routine mission in
international airspace over the Sea of Okhotsk,
officials said. The incident came amid tension
between the US and Russia over Russia's
involvement in Ukraine. "The SU-27 approached the
RC-135 and crossed the nose of the US aircraft,"
Lt Col Myles Caggins III told the BBC. The
Russian aircraft manoeuvred aggressively and
exposed its belly to the American pilots to
demonstrate it was armed with air-to-air
missiles, Defence News and CNN reported. US and
Russian defence officials are said to have later
discussed the incident.
EVENT

COMMENT
There are a growing number of incidents where
Russia is antagonising American and British
forces. Earlier in April, another Russian fighter
jet made repeated low-altitude passes over US
Navy destroyer Donald Cook in the Black Sea.
Fighter jets were scrambled after two Russian
military aircraft were spotted approaching UK
airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.
The tension therefore is high between Britain and
America on the one side and Russia on the other.
It was also reported this week that Britain has
offered Nato an armoured battle group including
up to 25 tanks to join exercises in Poland as a
show of force against Vladimir Putin. The
deployment would see as many as 1,000 British
soldiers join Nato forces for war games across
the border from Ukraine later this year. We are
seeing the king of the south and king of the
north sparring on the fault lines of Europe. The
sparring will lead to war.
  • And at the time of the end shall the king of the
    south push at him and the king of the north
    shall come against him like a whirlwind, with
    chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships
    and he shall enter into the countries, and shall
    overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into
    the glorious land, and many countries shall be
    overthrown but these shall escape out of his
    hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the
    children of Ammon.

BIBLE QUOTE
(Daniel 1140-42)
22
Russia sent tanks to separatists in Ukraine,
U.S. says
New York Times, June 13, 2014
The State Department said Friday that Russia had
sent tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists
in Ukraine, supporting accusations Thursday by
the Ukrainian government. A convoy of three T-64
tanks, several BM-21 multiple rocket launchers
and other military vehicles crossed the border
near the Ukrainian town of Snizhne, State
Department officials said. The Ukrainian Army
reported Friday that it had destroyed two of the
tanks and several other vehicles in the convoy.
This is unacceptable, said Marie Harf, the
deputy State Department spokeswoman. A failure
by Russia to de-escalate this situation will lead
to additional costs. Overnight Friday,
separatists using antiaircraft and heavy machine
guns fired on a military transport plane as it
was landing in Luhansk, the Ukrainian Defense
Ministry said. It did not give details of
casualties, but offered condolences to family
members of the victims. News reports said the
plane was carrying as many as 49 military
personnel.
EVENT
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The situation between Russia and Ukraine gets
worse each week. America and Ukraine have accused
Russia of sending tanks (for the first time) into
Ukraine. Ukraine's new President Petro Poroshenko
has vowed to retaliate after pro-Russia
separatists shot down a military plane in the
east, killing 49 people. It is thought to be the
biggest loss of life suffered by government
forces in a single incident since the Ukrainian
government in Kiev began an operation to try to
defeat the insurgency in the east. The new
president will be under enormous pressure to
retaliate against such a large loss of life.
Putin will never concede eastern Ukraine to
Europe. Eastern Ukraine is part of ancient Magog
we are told that Gog (of the land of Magog)
will invade Israel. Putin is securing the final
part of the land of Magog before the invasion
takes place.
COMMENT
  • Son of man, turn and face Gog of the land of
    Magog, the prince who rules over the nations of
    Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him. Give
    him this message from the Sovereign Lord Gog, I
    am your enemy! I will turn you around and put
    hooks in your jaws to lead you out with your
    whole army

BIBLE QUOTE
(Ezekiel 382-4 NLT)
23
Obama sending up to 300 military advisers to
Iraq
Associated Press, June 19, 2014
President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was
dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq
to help quell the rising insurgency in the
crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to
govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure
the country does not descend into civil war.
Though not specifically mentioning airstrikes, an
option the U.S. has been considering, Obama said
he was leaving open the possibility of "targeted"
military action in the future. He said the U.S.
also would increase its intelligence efforts in
Iraq and was creating joint operations centres
with Iraqis. When coupled with previously
announced steps, Obama's actions could put about
600 additional U.S. troops back on the ground in
Iraq. The 300 military advisers he announced
Thursday would join up to 275 being positioned in
and around Iraq to provide security and support
for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and other
American interests. But he was adamant that U.S.
troops would not be returning to combat.
EVENT
Saudi Arabia will oppose any US and British or
regional intervention in Iraq against the
jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, the
country's ambassador to London told the Daily
Telegraph newspaper this week. It was also seen
as a firm statement against Iran getting involved
as well. What we really have here is a Sunni v
Shia war. Saudi Arabia is Sunni. Iran is Shia.
Iraq is divided between the two. The government
is Shia. ISIS (insurgency) is Sunni. Iran wont
tolerate Sunnis in power in Iraq. Saddam Hussein
was Sunni and Iran fought a decade long war with
him. America can do very little now. Iraq is
finished as a nation. It is breaking up. It will
end up completely destroyed. Babylon - home of
sin and death (Eden) and false religion will be
removed completely.

COMMENT
  • But Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish
    will ask, Do you really think the armies you
    have gathered can rob them of silver and gold? Do
    you think you can drive away their livestock and
    seize their goods and carry off plunder?

    We know that Saudi Arabia (Sheba
    Dedan) is on the opposite side of the conflict to
    Iran.

BIBLE QUOTE
(Ezekiel 3813)
24
Obama asks Congress for 500m for Syrian rebels
BBConline, June 26, 2014
President Barack Obama has asked the US Congress
to approve 500m (294m) to train and equip what
he described as "moderate" Syrian opposition
forces. The funds would help Syrians defend
against forces aligned with President Bashar
al-Assad, the White House said. The aid would
also counter Islamist militants such as the
Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), it
added. Isis's advance in neighbouring Iraq has
led some in Congress to press Mr Obama to take
action. Tens of thousands of people have died and
millions more have been displaced in three years
of civil war in Syria, as rebels fight troops
loyal to Mr Assad. "This funding request would
build on the administration's longstanding
efforts to empower the moderate Syrian
opposition, both civilian and armed," the White
House said. It will also "enable the Department
of Defense to increase our support to vetted
elements of the armed opposition".
EVENT
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COMMENT
Obama is blaming the Syrian regime for the
meltdown in Iraq. Its actually a highly complex
situation. The argument goes like this The
Syrian regime led by Assad (who is Shia) have
been mercilessly killing their own people to stay
in power. The main group of people being killed
are Sunnis. This in turn has caused a new
virulent stream of Sunnis to rise up (ISIS) who
now threaten the stability of the government in
Iraq (which is Shia). But the Sunnis who have
risen up are almost certainly funded by Saudi
Arabia (who are Sunni). But the trouble there is
that Saudi and America are allies. Iran (who is
Shia) has ended up being on the same side as
America over ISIS! Complex?! So America wants
revenge on Assad. He (they believe) is the cause
of the problems. They also want to stop ISIS
taking over any part of Syria. Isaiah 17 speaks
of the destruction of Damascus. But at the end of
the chapter it says the following.
  • Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a
    noise like the noise of the seas and to the
    rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the
    rushing of mighty waters! The nations shall rush
    like the rushing of many waters We are seeing
    the multitudes of people rising up and crashing
    together like the stormy seas

BIBLE QUOTE
(Isaiah 1712-13)
25
Britain and America implicate Russia in Flight
MH17 missile attack
Daily Telegraph, July 18, 2014
Britain and America have implicated Russia in the
unspeakable missile attack on Flight MH17 as
diplomatic relations reached their lowest point
since the Cold War. Barack Obama, the US
president, described the deaths of nearly 300
people as an outrage as he issued a stark
warning to Vladimir Putin, his Russian
counterpart, for supporting the separatists who
are thought to have fired the missile. David
Cameron, the Prime Minister, said it was an
appalling, shocking, horrific incident and
added that those responsible must be held to
account. Both leaders called for Mr Putin to
allow the crash site to be properly
investigated amid reports that armed separatists
were denying investigators access. On a day of
fast-moving developments and growing
recriminations between the East and the West
EVENT
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COMMENT
Things are getting out of control. Russia has
supplied powerful weapons to the rebels in
eastern Ukraine. It is believed that BUK missile
system destroyed the passenger jet killing 300
innocent people this week. The BUK missile
launcher is Russian made and looks like a large
tank. You certainly couldnt just buy one of
these on the black market. Russia must have
supplied it to the rebels. In fact there are
pictures of a BUK missile launcher driving around
eastern Ukraine over the last few weeks. The
shooting down of this plane suddenly changes
things. Many nationalities were killed including
British and American. Apparently Putin has been
refusing to accept calls from David Cameron.
America is now considering even greater
sanctions. Meanwhile Russia blames the Ukrainian
government for these unfolding events. This
shocking event undoubtedly will bring to breaking
point the relations between Russia and America.
The king of the north (Russia) and the king of
the south (UK/US) are pushing at each other
  • And at the time of the end shall the king of the
    south push at him and the king of the north
    shall come against him like a whirlwind, with
    chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships
    and he shall enter into the countries, and shall
    overflow and pass over.
    There is a massive
    provocation going to come from UK/US against
    Russia

BIBLE QUOTE
(Daniel 1140)
26
Pentagon 12,000 Russian troops on Ukraine border
Washington Free Beacon, July 16, 2014
The Pentagon estimates that up to 12,000 Russian
troops are on the countrys border with Ukraine
as it continues to deliver heavy weapons to
separatist forces within Ukraine, according to
Politico Pro. Russia is building up its combat
forces once again along its border with Ukraine
and is continuing its deliveries of heavy weapons
to pro-Russian fighters there, the Pentagon said
today. Defence Department spokesman Col. Steve
Warren said the Pentagon estimates there are
10,000 to 12,000 combat troops inside Russias
border, representing a variety of forces
including infantry and mechanized units. The
presence is smaller than the roughly 40,000
troops that were on the border earlier in the
crisis, but is a spike from the roughly 1,000
tro
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