Friday, June 20, 2014

Prophecies Will Fulfill like a Domino Effect - Part 1

Prophecies Will Fulfill Like a Domino Effect – Part 1              
In proof-reading this, I realized that it would need to be broken up into a few sections, as it has turned into a much larger project than I had initially anticipated. When my other website is re-opened (hopefully by the end of next week at the latest), it will be easier to navigate.  It will be more organized, with drop-drop menus to make it easier to find topics of interest.)
On the blog, the archives go by the year and offer only a title, without any category or idea of the topic covered. An email will be sent out to those on the newsletter list to announce the site re-opening (it's been in maintenance mode six months - yikes! Ok, ok, now you know...I'm not as tech savvy as I would like to be.).  Then, after six years, this blog will close, as the website will be all that is needed.  Only the Lord knows how long we have, but for now, we go as led, ever grateful for yet another matter what is going on around us.
It is now the seventh day of long hours researching and writing just to put this article together.  It is not a complaint (not at all), but rather an explanation as to why there has not been much activity seen in plain sight; it's all been behind the scenes.  There is much investigative researching to be done when searching for valid or concrete reports in the mainstream, and even in the alternative news media (with disinformation, misinformation and outright lies).  
There's volumes of information that explodes forth, but it can only be taken in a bit at once; it takes time to sift and sort through. Then there is the matter of finding the right images, maps, best links, re-sizing pictures, working on pixels for quality and on it goes. Meanwhile, as a woman, I must keep up the house and other chores, get supplies/do business as I am able, maintenance (minor) etc. 
But all of the above (chores, supplies, housework, business) comes after the ministry. Praying and counseling with people, phone calls, emails -- it must come first, after Jesus, my Y'shua.  The Lord first, then others (the two commandments that Jesus said to do because in doing them, we will truly fulfill the ten commandments). All glory to God - He is all in all.
The ministry is not first - Christ Jesus/Y'shua, my Lord and Savior is.  What good is any of this if Jesus/Y'shua does not come first?  It would mean nothing, and I would be a prime hypocrite if I put anything before the Lord. In my experience, if I arise and immediately get to work, without taking time to be with the Lord, the whole day seems off - even overwhelming at times.  
Life itself can get hectic, but we need the time with the Lord, especially in these wicked and dark days...just to keep things in balance.  Yet, even still, there will come distractions, hindrances, demands, trials, tribulations, enemies of the cross, false brethren, twists and turns to try and keep us from our daily cross, and take us off the narrow path.  
Yet, it seems to only come naturally to want to spend time with the one you love, and Jesus (my Y'shua) is my first love. Correction - He is our (those who truly are His people) first love...or at least, He better be! If not, repent and put Him first, lest He takes your candlestick - what good will it be if we have no 'light' when the Bridegroom comes?
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how you cannot bear them which are evil: and you have tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and have found them liars:  And have borne, and have patience, and for My name's sake have laboured, and have not fainted. 
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from where you are fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except you repent.  [Rev 2:2-5]

Research and writing is part of what I do and I am grateful to the Lord for allowing me to do that which I enjoy, so that He may be glorified, yet in this 'instantaneous', fast-paced society, it is easy to fall behind the others, especially if you want to present truth.  
But glory to God, may this article open eyes to see and help awaken the sleeping…inspire the lazy and help the compromising to make a stand. The midnight hour approaches and we need to be alert for the return of our King!
Things are moving so quickly – just as the Lord forewarned in 2008, in the post called, “We Overcome”.  The Lord had forewarned that it would be as a ‘domino effect’, with ‘people blaming each other’, but many ‘blaming God’
In other words, anger will rage, even murderous hatred, and the blame will be placed upon God, either directly or indirectly, as people become enraged toward those who carry out their atrocities in the name of whatever ‘god’ they serve – killing any they hate, any who oppose them, and some, just for the sake of lust of greed, power and control.
As far as a domino effect goes that the Lord spoke of in ‘08, I understood that to mean that once the final prophetic events begin (according to His word), there will be no stopping it, unless God Himself chose to.  His written word will be fulfilled and will not return void.  
It also means that the events will be connected, in that one event will lead to the next, which will affect the next event and so on, until God’s will and plan is fully accomplished.  Prophecy is being fulfilled right before our eyes!
In the book of Revelation (particularly in chapters 6 and 8), prophecy warns of the seven seals, seven trumpets, seven thunders and seven bowls (vials).  All of the events are linked, cascading one into another, having been ordered by the Sovereign King to bring about the end of this age of all ages and the end of the war that has raged for millennia – to finally quench the rebellion that began so long ago in the heavenlies.  The heavens and the earth became the war zones, and mankind became the target. So it is written; so it is true.
We are genuinely in the last of the last days.  Sin is rampant and wickedness is glorified by governments, media, Hollywood, devil worshippers, Luciferians and the wicked, sinful (last) generation that we now find ourselves in (as forewarned in sacred scriptures).  God’s (Yhvh) desire is that none should perish, but that all should come to repentance through His only begotten Son, Jesus the Messiah of Nazareth (Y’shua the Christ).  [2Pet 3:9] 
Yet, we who believe the Holy Scriptures know that not all will repent and turn their hearts back to the Creator, the Great Spirit Chief, through Jesus Christ. There will be those who serve the ‘beast’ (the Antichrist of all antichrists) and receive his mark, thus sealing their fate alongside him in the lake of fire on the day of great judgment.
It was my intention to verify that all events are connected scripturally, as well as in confirming that the plans of Satan to establish his kingdom on earth are speedily unfolding, evidenced in part by the ‘push’ of the elite (his loyal Luciferian followers and his militant soldiers) to set up the NWO (one world government, religion, police, economy etc).
However, events have been taking place so quickly over the past week (and continuing) that this article is already into one week of preparation.  Scouring news reports and sorting through them, watching news videos and finding the right images has indeed been a great undertaking to piece it all together.
With that being said, no matter what, it will be posted – and yes, even if I am the last runner in the relay race.  It matters not, so long as the race is run to the glory of God alone!
Little did I know that the inspiration to write this article began early in the first week of June, when a sister in Christ forwarded me an email that requested the reader to sign a petition.  
There is anticipatory hope that enough signatures would persuade a stubborn and cruel Sudan government to agree to free an imprisoned woman. 
In May, Meriam Ibriyam (Ishag), 27, appeared in an Islamic court on charges of ‘apostasy’ and ‘adultery’ for marrying an American Christian man, a biochemist named Daniel (Gabriel) Bisencio Wani. His wife, Meriam is a doctor.  He is wheelchair-bound due to muscular dystrophy. 
When she refused to renounce her Christian faith, Meriam was convicted under Islamic Shari’ah law (enforced in 1983) and sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery and death by hanging for apostasy.  She was eight months pregnant at the time of sentencing; her feet were shackled to the prison floor.  

Also imprisoned alongside her in the Omdurman Women’s Prison, in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, is her 20 month old son, Martin.  Two weeks ago, she gave birth to a baby girl, Maya, whilst shackled. 
According to one report, Meriam’s father was Muslim, but had deserted the family whilst they were all in a refugee camp, when she was only five.  He did not return and has not been seen since. Meriam’s mother (deceased) had fled from Ethiopia to Sudan and chose to raise her daughter in her Christian faith (Ethiopian Orthodox). 
Meriam was baptized into the Catholic religion. She steadfastly claims that she never followed the Islamic ways, professing to have always been a Christian. However, according to the Sudanese, she is considered a Muslim because of her father, as well as having been born in Sudan.
Although global public outcry seemed to promise a reversal in the sentence (June 1, 2014), it now appears that the Sudanese government intends to proceed with her execution.  Her husband continues to fight for her freedom, but is getting little help from government officials at the American Embassy. 

One of the lawyers (Mohanad Mustafa) fighting for Meriam is a Muslim who believes Islam and Christianity should not be at odds.  An appeal has been filed and is set to be heard.  full story here
According to Daily Mail Online, her husband Daniel spoke about how little help was being offered by the American Embassy. The reasoning behind their lack of involvement is that his wife is not an American. 

He also spoke about two men and a woman that showed up as witnesses in the court, claiming to be her family.  Meriam does not know the men or the woman.  She stated that her mother is deceased.  Proper documents can be provided, but the court disallows the evidence to be submitted.

Mohaned Mustafa Elnour, one of the lawyers representing the couple stated:
In fact, the British Embassy here has been helpful – more so than the American Embassy.  Mr Elnour said the case hinges around the testimony of two men who claim to be her brothers and one woman who claims to be her mother. In court they claimed that she had disappeared from the family home in a small village in the east of Sudan and then discovered her living in Khartoum, married to a Christian man.”

But the lawyer said all three witnesses have proven to be liars because their evidence to the court has been highly contradictory.  He suggested that the trio are making up their story in an attempt to claim ownership of Meriam’s flourishing general store in a shopping mall on the outskirts of Khartoum.

Mr Elnour added: 'We can prove that Meriam’s mother died in 2012 and that the two others are definite fraudsters. But the court is not interested in our evidence.”

Full story:  Daily Mail Online

“According to Sudan’s Criminal Code, a woman that is heavily pregnant cannot be executed before giving birth to her child and nursing him/her for two years.  Meriam will remain in detention during this two-year period.”  Source: chimpreports 

UPDATE:  Meriam Ibriyam has already been publicly flogged, under articles 154 and 155 of the Sudan penal code, but the judgment for her execution has been delayed by an appeal to the court.

An online media site called “All Africa”, based in Khartoum (where Meriam is imprisoned) reports: “Exactly a month after she was sentenced to death, the Archdiocese of Khartoum, north Sudan, issued a statement describing her current predicament.

"There are many people trying to persuade Mariam to renounce Christianity in order to be freed but she is refusing. Some people are pleading with her husband to convince her to abandon her Christian faith in order to save her life but to no avail."
The statement issued June 11 from Fr Mussa Kacho, Episcopal vicar of Khartoum region, aimed to correct media inaccuracies and "pleaded" with authorities to resolve the case. Describing the present situation, Fr Kacho said: "Mrs Mariam is still in Omdurman prison, practically on death row, breast feeding her child in chains. Her case is currently in the court of appeal. No one knows when the appeal court will decide on it.
"The only way to save their marriage, supposing that Mariam abandons her Christian faith, is for the husband 'Daniel' to embrace Islam and be remarried according to Islamic religion." The couple was married in the Catholic Church on December 19, 2011. Her husband, Daniel Bicensio Wani, is a life-long Catholic and Ms Ibrahim converted from Ethiopian Orthodox to Catholic shortly before her marriage.
Although her father was a Muslim, she was baptized and raised in her mother's Orthodox Faith. The statement from the Archdiocese of Khartoum stressed: "Never in her life did she embrace the Islamic religion nor renounce it. She has never been a Muslim in her life."  Source: All Africa
Standard Media in Kenya reported (June 18, 2014) that the doctor who delivered her child ordered her chains removed after she delivered.  According to one of her lawyers, Mohanad Mustafa, he made a statement to AFP that the prison complied and the chains were removed.
The report goes on to say that she was moved from the cell that she shared with other women to the clinic and that conditions for her have improved.  She now has a good bed and air conditioning.  Her husband brings food and supplies her with money to buy anything else she may need.
Mustafa, along with four other ‘human rights’ lawyers, has appealed the verdict.  All of the lawyers involved are handling her case free of charge.

Senator Roy Blunt and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire have written John Kerry, Secretary of State, urgently requesting that he grant Meriam political asylum.
The news of what is happening overseas grieves my spirit, yet at the same time, I stand astounded at the time we are in.  Oh, that those with eyes will see and with ears will hear! We, who live in the Western Hemisphere, gasp in horror and disbelief at what is happening in the East – not only between Russia and the Ukraine, but with Iraq (forefront in the news at this time), Syria, Israel (countless watching events unfold), Sudan, Egypt, Nairobi, Kenya, other key parts of Africa, Pakistan, India and more. 

Update - 2015**
In June 2014, Meriam and her children were released to the US Embassy. By July 24, 2014, Meriam was to meet her husband. They are now back home in the United States. To read the full story: Meriam’s release from Sudan government  All glory to God most high alone!
There are few (if any) countries in this world that are not in some kind of chaos and turmoil, or threatened with economic (global) and other woes. The majority of people are closely watching the activities of the countries of Russia/Ukraine and Syria, Iraq and Israel (Middle East) with eagle eyes, sensing the threat of World War III and hoping that it will not be so. 
Things continue to escalate in the Middle East – the domino effect very likely manifesting.  Yet, we who walk with the Lord, abiding in Him are well aware of ‘who’ and ‘what’ is behind it all, whilst many stay asleep, deny or avoid. 
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel 1, Amos, Obadiah, Zephaniah 2,  Matthew 24, Revelation – all these books contain prophecies of the end times, the last days, including the book of Enoch (which many quickly dismiss, even though it had once been included in the canon of the Holy Scriptures).  

Keep in mind also that at one time, the books of James, 2 John and 3 John, Hebrews, Jude, Revelation, parts of Luke and parts of Acts were scrutinized, with many disputes about whether they should be included in the Bible.
About a year ago (give or take), I wrote that it seemed to me that we were already in the beginning of sorrows (nation rising against nation, wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilences )– Mat 24:6; Mk 13) and that tribulation was about to begin, if in fact, it had not already slowly begun. 
Where is the dividing line; where does the ‘beginning of sorrows’ end and the ‘tribulation’ begin?  (Yes, I understand and realize that we all (globally) go through/have gone through and will go through many trials and tribulations, but Jesus/Y’shua was being specific when He spoke of the signs to watch for).
Surely, the birth pangs have intensified, increased and become more frequent. Tribulation begins with God’s judgment, not God’s wrath.  His people will know God’s judgment (they always have – it is recorded throughout the Old and New Testaments), but His people will not suffer His wrath (the day of the Lord). 
Yet, even in God’s judgment, He shows grace and mercy. If I have said it once, I have said it too many times to count, and that is that with just one word, one order, God, our Creator, the Great Spirit Chief could wipe everything and everyone out and begin again.  

Yet, He had a better plan right from the beginning, one that includes grace and mercy, but also judgment and justice.  If Adam and Eve chose to disobey when tempted (tested/tried), then the Creator would initiate His plan.
The purpose of judgment is to cause people to see the wickedness of sin, to bring them to repentance (broken and contrite because over their own sins) and to confess, pray and cry out to the Creator for forgiveness.
With my soul have I desired You in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek You early: for when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.  [Is 26:9]
Their eyes will be opened to see the love He had in sending His only begotten Son, Jesus the Christ (Y’shua HaMashiach) (Jesus, God’s Word, who comes in the flesh) to offer up His life as atonement, a precious sacrifice, for the sins of mankind and to provide the only way of salvation to all who believe.  [Jn 3:14-21] They will be heard, forgiven and healed. [2Chron 14:16]
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?  [1Pet4: 17]
I emphasized the latter part of the first sentence to indicate that although judgment must (and has/shall) “begin” at the house of God, be assured, as Peter himself points out, it does not end there.  Woe to those who obey not the gospel of God.  Peter was a God-fearing man.  This fear of God is not as the fear of danger, or the fear of man and what he can do, or the fear of reaping the consequences of breaking the law, or the fear of evil spiritual beings.  That is the kind of fear that Satan tries to instill in mankind.
The fear of God is first based on love. That is my conclusion.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment.  He that fears is not made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.  [1Jn 4:18, 19]
My understanding of what it is to fear God is: to love, honor, respect, revere (deepest of respect, with awe/amazement), to glorify, worship/praise, cherish, hope, obey, serve...and to understand His power, the potential to do anything He so desires merely by speaking it forth.
To fear God is to possess enough knowledge and understanding as to tremble at His glory, His holiness, His purity, His power and His Sovereignty over all creation.  To fear God enables us to allow His Holy Spirit in us to empower us to walk by faith and not by sight, and to learn how to overcome our sinful nature.  This healthy fear of the Lord grants us the willingness to resist temptation.
And now, Israel, what does the Lord thy God require of you, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul  [Deut 10:12]
Deuteronomy verse 14:23 – v. 17:19 – v. 31:12, all speak of learning to fear the Lord, often demonstrated by our walk, our love to Him (which spills over to others), our giving to Him (sacrifice of praise/worship) and our faith in Him, combined with our obedience to Him.  Jesus said we are known by our fruits.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? [Mat 7:15, 16]
How else can God direct our steps, if we refuse to follow (obey) His leading or instructions?  Loving, glorifying, serving, praising Him, as well as loving others will be evident (good fruit).  These are the two commandments that the Lord Jesus gave us, which if we do, will encompass all of the ‘ten commandments’ that we are to follow.
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. [Job 28:28; Ps 19:9]
There are over 100 verses that speak of the fear of the Lord; far too many to inundate the reader with by including them all here.  However, please allow me to share just a few more to remind and/or encourage and strengthen your spirit man.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endures forever. [Ps 111:10]
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.  In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and His children shall have a place of refuge. [Pro v. 1:7 – v. 9:10 – v.15:33 and v. 14:26] 
Selah and amen. Bless the Lord! How I love the Word of God! Indeed, Jesus is the Word come in the flesh.
The wrath of the devil is what will be seen and experienced by all the nations in the world, as the Sovereign God permits and watches over it as part of His judgment, for a short time, according to Rev 12:12.     
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.
To my understanding, the beginning of sorrows began slowly and is building momentum.  Tribulation will seem ‘suddenly’ to the unbelieving, but those who know and walk with the true living God will be prepared.  Pay attention!  Great tribulation is at the door – it is soon upon us.  Watch and pray!
It will happen as written and with such intensity that all countries, nations and peoples will not be able to deny that indeed, great tribulation (such as has never been seen before, nor be seen again) has come upon the earth.
Many will blame each other (this country, that country; this terrorist group, that terrorist group; this evil leader, that evil leader; this religion, that religion, etc), but many will shake a fist at God Himself. 
Satan and his minions will laugh, for pride still rules him to the point that Satan (as well as his armies (both spiritual and physical) are deceived into believing that they will have the victory.  Satan (Lucifer) knows the Word of God (he twisted it when he spoke to Eve in the Garden of Eden; with Jesus/Y’shua in the desert wilderness and right up to this day and age.)
To multitudes of people, who are blinded, deafened and deceived, evil is good and good is evil.  This deception has caused many to already fall away, but even more will fall away unless they seek truth and repent; even more will become apostate and worse yet, reprobate. 
Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me[Jn 14:6]
Yet, there are those who are lost now who will be saved.  Many prodigals are also returning!  Many who are lukewarm will become cold, yet there are those who shall repent and become hot (on fire) for the Lord!  Hallelujah!  The Lamb is worthy! We know who has the victory in the end, for the created can never take the place of the Creator!  (Lucifer and all the angels are also created beings!) SELAH
Indeed, as stated before, one event will link to another, just as the prophecies in scripture forewarned, until mayhem, chaos, destruction, famine, pestilence, wickedness and death becomes so prevalent that the whole earth will be crying out for a ‘savior’ to bring order and peace once again.  Many will receive the ‘false messiah’ (the beast and his mark), also forewarned of in scripture.
However, the statement that suggests that we have entered into the ‘beginning of sorrows’ was disputed by some here in the Western Hemisphere, as they saw no real evidence of such.  There are those who have arrogantly decided that it’s all about North America or even ‘America’ itself, when the Word of God speaks of tribulation such has never been seen before or shall be seen again. 
Multitudes believe in a ‘pre-trib rapture’, not seeing the proper order of things, nor that the ‘catching away’ in the ‘twinkling of the eye’, recorded in scripture, occurs at the same time as the resurrection of the dead in Christ.[1Thes4:16]  It is true that it is not a salvation issue, but it does put one in danger of being ill-prepared when the prophecies of the horrific things coming upon the earth, written in the sacred scriptures, manifest exponentially and they are still here. 
Skeptics conclude that if we are not being shot down, bombed, decapitated (beheaded), women and children raped, men beaten, humiliated, butchered, locked in FEMA camps, under martial law, suffering economic collapse, famine, tyranny and atrocities beyond imagination, and frightening natural calamities beyond measure, that neither the beginning of sorrows or tribulation has begun. 
Let me assure you, as it is written, the Western Hemisphere will not go unscathed.  The final and great tribulation will be global. Truly, I believe that not only are we in the beginning of sorrows, but that tribulation is nigh upon us (globally).  Truly, Jesus Christ/Y’shua HaMaschiach shall return soon; in the order and manner prophesied in the Word of God (holy Bible).
The entire world is under God’s judgment; the entire world will know the devil’s wrath, but woe to the world when God’s wrath (the day of the Lord) comes upon it.  Again, I repeat that great tribulation is right at the door; it is nigh upon us.
  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts;  And saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 
For this they willingly are ignorant … [ … ]  [2Pet 3:3-5]
A difference of opinion does not trouble me, as we are all entitled to our individual opinions.  Disagreement does not have to bring strife, nor does having an in-depth discussion necessarily equate a debate.  People who disagree or have unresolved issues most often prefer to discuss and/or explain their side, their viewpoint. No discussion, no resolution!
However, some cannot differentiate between ‘discussion’ and ‘debate’, thereby refusing to hear another’s side, making claims that scripture speaks about “not debating”.  Interestingly enough, the word ‘debate’ is only in the Bible four times. 
Three times it is linked to those who debate for the sake of wickedness (not for the sake of solving a problem or trying to bring understanding). The fourth time it says to debate your cause with your neighbor himself, and discover not a secret to another” (don’t betray someone by (gossip) spreading their secrets – private matters).  That is Proverbs 25:9. 
Nevertheless, even if we do not agree, it will only serve us well (the true believers) if we watch and pray, and walk with our Lord in faith and obedience, doing His will as the Messiah did.
We must be about our Father’s business, warning unbelievers, prodigals/ backsliders and the lukewarm about God’s wrath to come, the reality of Satan and his armies, both in the spiritual and in the physical (too in-depth to detail here), the reality of hell, the lake of fire, the second death – sharing with them the love of God through Jesus Christ, the way to salvation through believing and repentance, His mercy and grace and willingness to forgive, and the hope we carry (Christ in us, the hope of glory), whilst we wait in faith for Christ’s glorious return. 
As we watch, we should also pray that we will be considered worthy to escape that which is to come, as spoken of by Jesus/Y’shua Himself. [Lk 21:36]  We too must be sure our lamps are filled with oil (Holy Spirit).  When our lamps dim, we seek God for a fresh infilling of His Spirit because we can become dull, in danger of our lamps going out.  We must spend time with the Lord and pray to be filled again with the ‘fire’ of the Holy Spirit. 
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: [Mat 3:11]

And there appeared unto them separated tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.  [Acts 2:3]

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. [Lk 21:36]
It not a sin to make a mistake (error).  We all make mistakes, but if we are not sinning in that mistake, we press forward, learning as we go.  If we sin in our errors, we sincerely repent and rise up, forgive and be forgiven – going forward, even more determined to walk in the ancient ways – the highway of holiness – by the Spirit of God within us.  Forgiveness is granted, along with mercy and grace, to those who genuinely repent.  It is God alone who convicts us and draws us to Himself, by His Spirit.
[…] This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.  [Zec4:6]
The Holy Scriptures were not written in the Americas (North or South) but rather, the records were written by God’s people who were in countries in the East, in such places as Babylon (when some of God’s prophets were in captivity), as well as in Jerusalem, Rome, Greece.  
Again, I repeat that we all need to be watching and praying and making sure our house (body/soul/spirit) is in order.  We focus on the One, true, living God and His Christ, waiting and watching as we continue on about our daily lives, picking up our cross, ever looking up, running the race, enduring to the end, knowing that our redemption draws nigh.  Amen
Let us move on to the current events that are moving at incredible speed.

Prophecies Will Fulfill like a Domino Effect - Part 2

Part 2 - Prophecies Will Fulfill
(from left to right: Gilad Sha'ar [16]; Naftali Frenkel [16]; Eyal YIfrah [19])
Many nations are involved concerning the news over the past week regarding the kidnapping of three teenagers who were kidnapped in Israel.  Very shortly after that event, there was the rounding up of thousands of Iraqi soldiers and civilians by ISIS, which was posted up on Youtube (1 min video), followed by the well-publicized execution of hundreds of Iraqi police and soldiers.
There is great speculation about the validity of the executions of so many, as government officials, as well as mainstream media shuffle around mumbling about propaganda, yet most hesitant to deny the possible reality of such an atrocious act. 

It is more the number of 1,700 executed soldiers that is in question, and not the fact that soldiers, government officials, police, citizens and even other Muslims (different sects) have been murdered.  It is well-established that ISIS has left great carnage behind as they continue their journeys. Serious investigation is being carried out by many governments. 

The New York Times (link below) posted a report that reveals speculation among many government officials.  The statements are carefully worded in that there is no outright denial of the executions, yet the words ‘unverified’ or ‘not validated’ crop up in various reports.  At the same time, officials admit that ISIS is fully capable of executions and has already slaughtered many.

Col. Suhail al-Samaraie, who is head of the Awakening Council in Samara (pro-government Sunni grouping) stated that officials were aware that “large-scale executions” had taken place, but did not know how many.  He stated, “They are targeting anyone working with the government side, anywhere, any place”. 
An official statement posted on the Ministry of Defense’s website denied the executions had taken place at all.

Still other officials and human rights representatives, while cautioning that they could not confirm the full 1,700 number being claimed, said that ISIS had shown no compunctions against hunting Shiites.  And they reiterated that such horrific claims would go to further the group’s intent to sow chaos.”

One Iraqi security official claimed that no more than 11 bodies of executed soldiers were recovered from the Tigris River downstream from the execution site, a group of six and a group of five, although he confirmed that 800 soldiers had been taken prisoner in the area. He also reported finding 17 bodies washed up against a dam near Samarra, another city the militants are fighting for. But he said, “There is no such superstitious number as 1,700 people executed.”  Source:  NYTimes

Youtube video uploader tattoot1009 calls execution pictures fake
There are those already who are insisting that the images of the executions by ISIS were photo-shopped.  Youtuber tatoott1009 questions the countless numbered soccer shirts, blue pants, a possible cardboard cut-out and more.   Perhaps the following excerpt from NYTimes (link above) might answer the Youtuber’s question about the soccer shirts and pants; however, according to NYTimes, those who were given clothes were sent home, not shot.

Admittedly, "tatoott1009" (link to his vid up above) most certainly does have a point about the figure standing on the truck looking like a cardboard cut-out. Also, in respect to the striped shirt missing a portion of a defining line between shirts on the bodies of the two men, as well as obvious color blurs, it could be an illusion caused by a combination of the angle the picture was taken at and/or light filtration in respect to no clean definitive line.  An experienced developer or professional photographer would know better, or a Photoshop expert, which the Youtuber may possibly be.

It is true that Photoshop is indeed a tool used to produce results similar to the magicians 'sleight of hand' (illusions), endeavoring to deceive or trick the people into believing something other than reality, in order to promote propaganda, instill fear or to accomplish hidden intents and/or motives.  Many country leaders, such as North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, have been known to use the tool to advance their agendas.

The 'man' standing on the truck's bumper most certainly does look like a cut-out as 'tatoott' states in his video, more easily seen when viewed as a larger picture (for readers on this blog, to enlarge any picture, simply click on the image, then X in top right-hand corner (not the browser X though or it will be "say┼Źnara" (Japanese for "see ya, bloglol - it means "goodbye") - but rather, hit the lower, right-hand X) 

Don't mind the 'light' humor.  Some say one should never joke whilst speaking on a serious matter, if one wants to be taken seriously, but sometimes a quick laugh lightens the stress load ('especially' in an article of this length). 

Howbeit, that's just my way of thinking (on 'blogs'), ha! Guess that's what makes us all so, um ... unique.

However, returning to the serious mode, the pictures below are the ones that were posted online by ISIS or from official news sources.  You be the judge.

Is that blood on the man's pants as he walks towards his execution? How so? I ask...(Bonita)
Excerpt“Most of those captured were air force cadets, the employee said.  Those who were Sunni were given civilian clothes and sent home (emphasis mine); the Shiites were marched and trucked off to the grounds of Saddam Hussein’s old palace in Tikrit, where they reportedly were executed.  He added that the bodies had been dumped in the Tigris River, which runs by the palace compound.

The ISIS photographs appeared to have been taken at that location, the employee said.  However, he said he had not spoken to any witnesses who claimed to have seen the executions or the victims’ bodies.”

However, this extremely graphic video (viewer discretion strongly advised), posted to Youtube June 15, 2014 reveals horrific, brutal executions of soldiers and others.
The terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham)  (Iraq and Syria – “al-Sham” being Arabic for the “Levant,” or Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel) or alternately called ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) group is indeed getting much attention, both in the MSM (mainstream media) and in the alternative news media, as they carry out barbarous, heinous acts as they overtake cities leaving massive destruction and carnage behind.
Terrorism, particularly Muslim extremists belonging to Islamic terrorist groups seem to be infiltrating nearly every country globally.  Not every country is said to have extremists and many Muslims claim a desire to live peaceably, but I post links to establish the fact that Muslims who follow the Qur’an and Mohammed their prophet are spread about globally. 

Part of my research (two days worth) was finding out the truth about the spread of the Muslim faith globally, as well as the severity of the threat of 'extremists', before making such statements as above.  Therefore, in order to give room for others to validate such statements for themselves, I felt it my duty to give some evidence to back up such claims; hence, the links below.

If your country is not mentioned, it is not out of disrespect or favoritism, but rather, lack of time and space. There are approximately 196 countries globally. It would be a major undertaking (project) to do.  I provided 32 examples. How many witnesses does it take to establish a fact or make a point?  The Islamic faith has spread and is spreading globally, but terrorism (from many beliefs) has escalated in quantum leaps.

We were forewarned that good would be called evil, and evil good.  What I mean by that is not pertaining only to one's religious belief (or lack thereof), for sin/evil is abounding in every arena, just as it is written in the Word of God.  Every country is overrun with sin and wickedness, just as the ancient prophets and Jesus Himself warned about, when they prophesied about the last (of the last) days.

Each country named below is linked to an article written about Muslims/Islam in the land.  The selected article may or may not mention extremists or terrorism, but perhaps merely write about Muslims.  

My point was to present or establish the fact that it would quite easy for 'extremists' or 'terrorists' to infiltrate 'any' country (including in high levels of government and other key positions in every arena of power and authority), given the fast-growing number of converts.  

With that being said, one can simply click on any country of interest to go to an article about that country/nation:
Belfast mural
 Britain, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Denmark, GermanyPalestine, Nigeria, South Africa, Libya, Syria, Sudan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Russia, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, China, Thailand, Philippines, United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and South America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and on and on the list goes.
Denmark (Danish in Syria to fight the 'cause')
Below I have provided excerpts from several news articles that report on the current events in the Middle East in the past week, up to today’s latest news (June 20, 2014 – had to keep changing this date, as another day ticked by).  

Many may have already read some of the reports; other reports may have been missed.  Clicking on the link provided with each excerpt will lead to the site where the original report was posted, if the reader would like to read the entire article. (I endeavor to honor my heavenly Father by doing my best to give credit where credit is due, for the hard work of finding sources and/or reporting that others have done, IF possible, whether that work is in photos/images or text (written) or oral.)

All nations of the world have become aware of the events surrounding the intense and senseless kidnapping of three teenagers in Israel, one of which is an American. 

Kidnapped Youth Called Police and Said: 'We've Been Abducted!'

One of the three youths abducted Thursday night called the police hotline immediately after the abduction - but was ignored as police thought the call was a prank, reports IDF Radio Sunday (June 14, 2014).

The call was received at 10:25 p.m. The youth whispered: "We've been abducted! We are being kidnapped."  The call lasted about two minutes and additional noises could be heard in it. It is being investigated by the Israel Security Agency (ISA, or Shin Bet).

This information was under a gag order, which was lifted Sunday.  A source in the Israel Police said that the hotline did not take the call seriously and thought it was one of the numerous calls it receives from hostile Arabs who seek to overload it with false alarms. It was only when a brother of one of the abducted boys arrived at the police station that they understood the call had been real. Read more at – Source:  Arutz Sheva (Israel National News)

Netanyahu speaks out against Hamas

Speaking to US Secretary of State John Kerry last night, Netanyahu had already hinted at Hamas's involvement in the kidnapping, laying blame for it at the feet of the Palestinian Authority "unity government".

"What is happening on the ground since Hamas was added to the government is a deterioration of the situation. This is the direct result of allowing a murderous and racist terrorist organization into the government," Netanyahu told Kerry, according to Channel 2 News. Binyamin Netanyahu (Youtube)

Sick: Fatah Posts Cartoon Mocking Kidnapped Teens as 'Rats'

by Ari Soffer (Arutz 7 Israel)

The official Facebook page Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party has posted a cartoon comparing the three kidnapped Israeli students to rats.  The post on the "Palestinian National Liberation Movement "Fatah" / Central Page" shows three rats with Stars of David dangling from a fishing rod; its implications are unmistakable.  Source:  Read more…

Cartoon posted on Fatah Facebook page (note by Bonita* - as of June 16, 2014, post has been REMOVED by Facebook). 

Israel Reportedly Asked Egypt to Help Return Abductees
Maan news says Egyptian president is trying to facilitate negotiations between Israel and kidnappers.  Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has given a green light to Egyptian negotiations teams to try and facilitate negotiations between Israel and the abductors of three yeshiva boys, according to a report in Bethlehem-based Maan news, cited by Maariv/NRG.

Maan quotes Egyptian sources who said that Israel is the one that asked Egypt to intervene and that following this request, Egyptian security elements have been in touch with unnamed Palestinian Arabs. Maariv/NRG adds, however, that the government's Coordinator of Activities in the Territories, Major General Poli Mordechai, denied yesterday an earlier report that Egypt is trying to help Israel secure the abductees' release.

Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) called on the international community to withdraw support for the Hamas-Fatah unity government Monday, in remarks made after visiting the family of kidnapped 16-year-old NaftaliFrenkel in Nof Ayalon on Monday.

"It is the ultimate moral duty of the nations of the world to withdraw their recognition of the Palestinian terrorist government," Akunis stated. "We offer every foreign minister or ambassador from around the world to come here and see why they erred when they rushed to greet a Palestinian terrorist government."  Read more…

A Youtube video getting more attention recently is one posted of Eyal Yifrah, 19 (oldest of the three kidnapped), singing and playing guitar at his cousin’s wedding in April, 2014.
PM Netanyahu stated vehemently (June 15, 2014) that Hamas terrorists were behind the kidnapping, despite denials from the group. He also blasted Abbas for supporting the group in the first place.  Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas condemns the kidnapping.

UPDATE: (If you’re not confused yet, try this):  UN Declares There is No “Concrete Evidence” that 3 teens were kidnapped.

A spokesperson for United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said Tuesday night that the UN has no "concrete evidence" that Eyal Yifrah, 19, Naftali Frenkel, 16, and Gilad Sha'ar, 16, were "actually" kidnapped by Hamas terrorists last Thursday.

The spokesperson, Farhan Haq, was quoted by Voice of Israel public radio as saying the UN does not have an independent investigative unit that could confirm the kidnapping.  Making Haq's words more confusing is the fact that Ban already condemned the kidnapping on Saturday, noting particularly that two of the kidnapped Israeli students are minors.

Indeed, Ban took the opportunity to equate between the kidnapping and the IAF counter-terror air strike on Gaza terror targets on Saturday, after four rockets were fired from the Hamas-enclave into Israel.

How is it that training youth to become terrorists is acceptable? Beginning in 2013, camps for the purpose of military training (terrorism) of young children for Hamas – Source: Skeptikai

Updates  on Israel – June 16, 2014:
23:20 Rocket explodes in an open field adjacent to Ashkelon. No siren was sounded and no injuries have been reported.
23:19 Two fire-bombs thrown at Beit Orot YEshiva in East Jerusalem. No injuries reported.
23:15 Two Israelis, one an 18-month-old baby, have been lightly injured in rock-throwing near Kfar Azoun in the Shomron. 
6:40 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers an official televised statement:
"We are in the middle of a complex operation. We need to be prepared for the fact that it may take more time," he (Netanyahu) said. "It is a serious incident and will have grave consequences." He also urged members of the international community to speak out against the abduction: "I call on those in the international community that condemn us for building in Jerusalem to clearly condemn this kidnapping," he said."
With regard to the rockets fired from the Gaza Strip over the last few days, during the operation to find the missing teens, Netanyahu said: "We will retaliate forcefully against any rocket fire from Gaza. Anybody who attempts to attack Israeli citizens will be targeted."  Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon addressed the media following Netanyahu's statement, declaring: "This abduction will not pass without Hamas paying a big price."
Kerry stated that the United States views Hamas as a terrorist organization that carries out attacks against innocents, and that has employed kidnapping as a tactic in the past.  (note frm Bonita* see link below for CIA, Al-Qaeda connection.)  To read statements by Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and Holland’s ambassador to Israel, Caper Veldkamp, go here.

It is being reported all over the mainstream media and alternative news media that Al-Qaeda ‘broke off’ or ‘separated from’ ISIS because they were ‘too violent’.  This means that indirectly (or not) ISIS was trained by the U.S. military and the CIA.

In November, 2013, Global Research posted an article on the matter.
In addition to the CIA, Western Special Forces are also operating along and within Syria’s borders. A June 2013 LA Times article titled: “U.S. has secretly provided arms training to Syria rebels since 2012,” admitted: CIA agents and special operations troops have trained the rebels in anti-tank and anti-aircraft weaponry in Jordan and Turkey.”

The LA Times continued:
CIA operatives and U.S. special operations troops have been secretly training Syrian rebels with anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons since late last year, months before President Obama approved plans to begin directly arming them, according to U.S. officials and rebel commanders.

The American government became involved, the former American official said, in part because there was a sense that other states would arm the rebels anyhow. The C.I.A. role in facilitating the shipments, he said, gave the United States a degree of influence over the process, including trying to steer weapons away from Islamist groups and persuading donors to withhold portable anti-aircraft missiles that might be used in future terrorist attacks on civilian aircraft. 

Read full article at Global Research – 
(note* from Bonita – above emphasis added.  Also, anyone remember Benghazi? As I was proof-reading this article before posting it, I decided to do some quick digging about Benghazi and found this article on WND recently posted on July 16, 2014; an excerpt is below.)
However, he added, he knew of members of special operations forces, forced by the administration to sign nondisclosure agreements, who were just aching to be subpoenaed by the Gowdy committee so they could tell lawmakers what they know.
Gowdy has famously asked the media: If all the Benghazi questions have been answered, could any of them say why U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed by terrorists, was in the obscure diplomatic compound that night?
McInerney said his understanding was Stevens was helping facilitate a covert gun-running scheme, with the U.S. government supplying arms from Libya to rebels in Syria, via Turkey.
He believes the 30 CIA agents on the ground in Benghazi during the time of the attack, as well as special operations and State Department personnel, were sworn to secrecy, but the logjam of information will break once they are subpoenaed.
He predicts the truth will come out, and when it does the American people will be outraged that they were lied toRead more: WND
UPDATE from WND – June 18, 2014
JERUSALEM – Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials.

The officials said dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq.

The Jordanian officials said all ISIS members who received U.S. training to fight in Syria were first vetted for any links to extremist groups like al-Qaida.
In February 2012, WND was first to report the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the country’s northern desert region.
That report has since been corroborated by numerous other media accounts.
Last March, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported Americans were training Syrian rebels in Jordan.
As time ticks by, the outcry of leaders from many countries is heard.  Prayers of multitudes resound throughout the lands for the three teenage youths in Israel, just as they did for all who were aboard the ill-fated Malaysian plane. 

Meanwhile, reports have become very quiet regarding the kidnapping of 276 female students in Chibok, Nigeria in April, 2014 by Boko Haram, an Islamic Jihadist and Takfiri terrorist organization.   The countries that offered assistance in locating the girls and freeing them are: United Kingdom, United States, France, China, Iran, Israel and Canada. 

I truly hope that the young students are found and returned home soon.  It is believed that many would be sold into slavery aka human-trafficking.  Others are believed to have been raped and/or murdered, whilst many believe they are being held for the purpose of a trade for the release of more imprisoned terrorists.

The Black Flag is iconic in nations around the globe.  According to the United States Military Academy in West Point, “the Black Flag (al-raya) traces its roots to the very beginning of Islam.  It was the battle (jihad) flag of the prophet Muhammad, carried into battle by many of his companions, including his nephew, Ali ibn Abi Talib.”

It is a “declaration of war” and not just symbolic of the hatred and intolerance of non-Muslims/non-believers (“infidels”).   Anyone who does not submit to Islam (Allah) shall be shown no mercy.  Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jews or any other group that denies Islam’s Allah falls into the above category, including certain sects of Muslim believers.

Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East specialist and author reveals extremely graphic images of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.  The pictures show the carnage after suicidal jihadists stormed into Our Lady of Salvation church (2010) in Iraq.

Do not proceed to Raymond Ibrahim’s site if you are sensitive to graphic images.  The purpose in sharing his site is to encourage all true believers to watch and pray, trusting and obeying God’s Word and our Savior, Christ Jesus/Y’shua. However, North America (and I believe, beginning in the United States) will soon hear of these very horrors, this type of persecution, happening in their land.

When the Union of Canada, Mexico and United States happens, Canada and Mexico can expect the same.  The NWO plans to take out all who oppose it, but also plan to depopulate the world to a ‘comfortable’, ‘controlled’ 500 million people. 

There are many who seek to debunk the so-called ‘conspiracy theory’, particularly the one surrounding the Georgia Guidestones, located in Elbert County, GA.

One such person is Canadian author and editor, Donovan D. Westhaver, who hypothesizes that the mysterious person behind the erection of the Guidestones, known only as R.C. Christian, is nothing more than an highly-educated, wealthy, talented, yet arrogant writer. 

According to a Wikipedia article, the ten guidelines are inscribed in eight languages. The article goes on to say that at the top of the structure, there is a shorter message inscribed in four ancient languages, which are:  Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit and Egyptian hieroglyphs. 

Westhaver’s article ‘debunks’ the NWO, as well as any sinister plans to depopulate the earth. We know what the Bible states about one-third of life upon earth being killed. 
Do not fear; for we all know that these bodies in which we dwell are not our permanent homes. Look up, look up, look up – for our redemption draws nigh.

Let us return to the events surrounding the Middle East.  

According to the EDL (English Defence League), the Black Flag is equivalent to the Swastika symbol.

The kidnapping of the three teenage boys in Israel is being blamed on Hamas by Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Obama and many others.  The intensified conflict between Hamas and Israel over Gaza in 2012 ended with a ceasefire, yet has it truly ended?  Is the kidnapping to force Israel to make Palestine a sovereign state, with Jerusalem divided between Palestine and Israel?

A Wikipedia article, which was last modified June 6, 2014 (emboldened statement and underlining mine to draw reader’s attention) stated:
On 23 April 2014, Fatah and Hamas announced a new reconciliation agreement which would see a unity government formed within five weeks, ahead of a presidential and parliamentary election within six months. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the reconciliation deal did not contradict their commitment to peace with Israel on the basis of a two-state solution.
On 2 June 2014, President Abbas swore in the new technocratic unity government, headed by the incumbent PM, Rami Hamdallah. The Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, said that world leaders should not rush to recognise the new government, calling Hamas a terrorist organisation that is committed to the destruction of Israel. The Palestinian PM's office issued a statement denouncing Netanyahu's words as intended to continue Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.”
The article goes on, which you can read by clicking on the above link, if you are interested.  Meanwhile, ten days after Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu made that public statement, the three youth were kidnapped in Israel, with many (including Netanyahu) pointing to Hamas as the alleged abductors. 

New York Times downplayed the notoriety (surprise, surprise!) of ISIS or alternately called ISIL, yet their presence in Palestine is well-known and accepted by Hamas. The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has a doctorate in Islamic studies. He follows the Qu’ran, which has a verse that states:

“Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth to cause corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment” (5:33). Qu’ran (Koran)

Two men were reportedly crucified in Raqqa on Tuesday, their bloody corpses displayed in the center of a town controlled by the most severe of Syria’s Islamist factions.  Two men crucified in Syria and a third, unknown.

Another city, Tal Afar has been taken by ISIS as of June 16, 2014, while the militants continue pushing toward Baghdad. 

Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 48 people near a popular tourist resort in Kenya, officials said on Monday, the bloodiest attack in the country since the Westgate mall siege in Nairobi.

North Korea - Footage on a 50- minute North Korean film boasts about having developed a Russian cruise missile (similar to Russia’s KH-35 missile, in service in 2003), but the film is being debunked as propaganda, something the North Korean leader is infamous for.

According to ZAK World Breaking News report, the “West believe Pyongyang is trying to develop a nuclear weapon.” -- “Cruise missiles are short-range weapons guided by on-board computers, used to attack specific targets.” -- “South Korean media has already speculated that the cruise missile could pose a potential new threat to the South’s army.” (Excerpts taken from WBN report – full report beneath video)  (link to short video)

Iraq: Sunni insurgents near Baghdad in heavy clashes – Iraqi government forces are engaged in heavy clashes with Sunni insurgents who have made major advances in the past week. Baquba, 37 miles (60 km) from Baghdad, had parts of the city taken over briefly by rebels. (see report below video - here)

Israel National News reports: “Kurdish Pershmerga militia fighters have taken control of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, in an attempt to stymie advances by the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which took control of several towns and cities in northern Iraq in a lightening offensive this week.

"The whole of Kirkuk has fallen into the hands of peshmerga," Kurdish spokesman Jabbar Yawar told Reuters. "No Iraq army remains in Kirkuk now."
Iraq's US-trained military has received fierce criticism, after tens of thousands of troops simply fled without a fight in the face of a much smaller ISIS force, allowing the extremist group to take over the country's second city of Mosul without a fight.

Authorities in the nearby autonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) area had promised to protect the hundreds of thousands of refugees who flocked there to escape the notoriously-brutal Al Qaeda offshoot, as well as to block its advance into Kurdish areas.”

Thousands of refugees are fleeing from the Sunni militants (ISIS) and are going to safe zones in the Kurdish area in northern Iraq.  It is reported that those who have money stay in hotels, rented apartments or have family living there.  The less fortunate, many who are arriving on foot with only the clothes are their backs are staying in camps set up by the Kurdish Regional Government.  Read more at source: NPR

The Gatestone Institute reports about ISIS terrorists who call for the execution of King Abdullah, whom they consider to be a tyrant. 

Jordanian political analyst Oraib al-Rantawi sounded alarm bells by noting that the ISIS threat to move its fight to the kingdom was real and imminent. "We in Jordan cannot afford the luxury of just waiting and monitoring," he cautioned. 

"The danger is getting closer to our bedrooms. It has become a strategic danger; it is no longer a security threat from groups or cells. We must start thinking outside the box. The time has come to increase coordination and cooperation with the regimes in Baghdad and Damascus to contain the crawling of extremism and terrorism."

The ISIS terrorists see Jordan's Western-backed King Abdullah as an enemy of Islam and an infidel, and have publicly called for his execution. ISIS terrorists recently posted a video on YouTube in which they threatened to "slaughter" Abdullah, whom they denounced as a "tyrant." Some of the terrorists who appeared in the video were Jordanian citizens who tore up their passports in front of the camera and vowed to launch suicide attacks inside the kingdom.

Security sources in Amman expressed deep concern over ISIS's threats and plans to "invade" the kingdom. The sources said that King Abdullah has requested urgent military aid from the U.S. and other Western countries so that he could foil any attempt to turn Jordan into an Islamist-controlled state.”

ISIS or HAMAS - Are they linked?

When three Israeli teens were kidnapped, the article below came out, suggesting that ISIS was indirectly involved.  Yet, PM Netanyahu adamantly states that Hamas is responsible.  Is Hamas linked with ISIS?  If so, why is no one reporting that?  I happened to keep the link to the article and it came back to mind as I was writing this article.  Below is an excerpt from the news site, along with a link that will take you to the site to read the full article, if interested.

Picture credit - Daily Mail UK

*  ISIS linked organization takes responsibility for alleged kidnapping of three teenagers including one American in Israel
*   *  The hitchhiking teenagers left their Yeshiva, or religious seminary, on Thursday night and had not been seen since Dawlat al-Islam, who have been linked to ISIS, distributed papers in Hebron claiming responsibility for the disappearances
    *  Palestinian militants are also being looked at by Israel defense forces
·         The disappearances come after the formation of a Palestinian unity government following the collapse of U.S.-brokered peace talks

Did Obama Set ISIS Warlord Free?

Another report that I kept a copy of was the one that stated that the man behind ISIS was one of the men that Obama set free from prison five years ago (2009), shortly after being elected president.

  • *  The U.S. once had Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in custody at a detention facility in Iraq, it was revealed Friday
  • *  Al Baghdadi was among the prisoners released in 2009 from the U.S.'s now-closed Camp Bucca near Umm Qasr in Iraq
  • *  It is unclear why the U.S. let the merciless al Qaeda leader slip away
  • Al Baghadadi and his troops took the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi earlier this year and conquered Tikrit and Mosul within the last several days
  • *  They are now bearing down on Baghdad, burning down everything that stands in their way and carrying out executions on Iraqi civilians, soldiers and police officers
  • *  ISIS posted an image today of an officer's decapitated head tweeted with sickening message: 'This is our ball. It's made of skin #WorldCup

  • Photo credit - Daily Mail UK

    Satanic salute by ISIS supporter

    On Monday, Syrian and Iraqi terrorist forces obtained significant numbers of tanks, trucks and U.S.-origin Humvees in recent military operations in Iraq and those arms are being shipped to al Qaeda rebels in Syria, according to U.S. officials.

    Cmdr. Bill Speaks confirmed the reports, but denied the report that ISIS had captured advanced weaponry, such as Blackhawk helicopters.  He said the claims are false as Blackhawk helicopters have never been sold to Iraq.  News Brief:

    One news report states that “Iraq’s terrorists are becoming a full-blown army. With the fall of Mosul on Tuesday, Iraq’s al Qaeda offshoot has not only seized the country’s second-largest city, it appears it also has come into possession of the heavy weapons and vehicles the U.S. military had provided Iraq’s military to fight them.

    That’s terrible news for America’s few allies left in Iraq as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) morph from terrorist menace to a military force capable of over-running an army the U.S. military trained for nearly a decade. It also calls into question the American government’s decision to withdraw the last of its forces from Iraq in 2011. Three years later that withdrawal now appears premature.” Source: thedailybeast

    Meanwhile, Russia made good on its threats and cut off the gas supply to Ukraine.  Then, a gas explosion occurred.  There is great speculation as to what or who caused the explosion.
    Ukraine Embassy Attack aftermath
     MOSCOW (AP) — Russian gas giant Gazprom says Tuesday's explosion at a key pipeline in Ukraine has not disrupted the flow of gas to Europe. The blast, which occurred far from where government troops are fighting pro-Russia separatists, came a day after Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine in a dispute over price and overdue payments.
    According to the report, Ukrainian officials have not ruled out terrorism; however Vitaly Markelov, Gazprom’s deputy chief executive stated that gas flow has not been disrupted and European customers are receiving their gas.  News Brief:
    In the news about Russia, on June 19, 2014:
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and President Vladimir Putin held talks about a potential ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, and about the deaths of two Russian state television journalists after clashes in Ukraine.  Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev publicly slammed Ukraine over the deaths of Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, who died following shelling in Luhansk; Medvedev blamed authorities in Kiev, saying that they should have already put an end to the bloodshed.  
    Following an explosion which destroyed a section of a main pipeline carrying Russian natural gas through Ukraine to Europe, Ukraine is blaming Russian terrorists, calling the blast ‘another attempt by Russia to ­discredit Ukraine as a partner in the gas sector‘.  But supplies reportedly have not been affected. Source: Robert Amsterdam

    UPDATE - June 20, 2014

    Pipeline Explosion Caused by Bomb

    An explosion at a pipeline in Central Ukraine was caused by a bomb, according to the country's Interior Minister.  

    The structure, in the central Poltava region, is used to deliver gas from Russia through Ukraine to the rest of Europe.  The incident comes one day (June 19, 2014)after Moscow cut supplies to Kiev in long-standing price fight.

    Source: The Guardian