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BIDEN ADMINISTRATION REMAINS SILENT AS IRAN PREPARES TO TAKE URANIUM ENRICHMENT TO 60% AFTER ISRAEL ATTACKED THEIR NATANZ NUCLEAR FACILITY

The Jerusalem Post has learned that the attack was carried out through an explosive device that was smuggled into the facility and detonated remotely. An intelligence official told The New York Times on Tuesday that the attack took out both the primary and backup electrical systems. Iran is almost ready to start enriching uranium to 60% purity at an above-ground plant at Natanz and plans to add 1,024 first-generation IR-1 centrifuges to an underground plant Tehran says was hit by sabotage, the UN atomic watchdog said on Wednesday. Iran has said it will enrich uranium to 60% – a big step closer to the 90% that is weapons-grade from the 20% maximum it has reached so far – in response to what it says was an act of sabotage by Israel against the underground plant.

by Geoffrey Grider April 14, 2021

The alleged Israeli attack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility targeted an electrical substation located 40 to 50 meters underground and damaged “thousands of centrifuges,” Iranian officials revealed in recent days.

During all the years of the Trump presidency, Israel lived in relative security with their enemies well aware that the Trump-led United States would step in and defend them should the need arise. But with Joe Biden in the White House, the enemies of Israel know that she is left to fend for herself, and barely three months into Biden’s term Iran has already begun enrichment of the uranium needed for a nuclear bomb to use against the Jewish state.

“Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.” Psalm 129:5 (KJB)

Without the full support of the United States, Israel is forced to do things like last week’s attack on the Natanz nuclear facility to stall Iran as long as possible from getting the bomb. That attack was successful, but now Iran is fully striving towards creating uranium enriched enough for a nuclear bomb. Iran knows that Joe Biden will do nothing to stop them from getting the bomb, especially after watching Biden authorized $235 million to fund Palestinian terrorists.

As you read this, Russia is on the Ukraine border threatening war, China is on multiple fronts threatening war, and Iran is now enriching uranium, with the tacit blessing of Biden administration, for war against Israel. If you read and believe Ezekiel 39, then you know what’s right around the corner.

Iran has ‘almost completed preparations’ to enrich uranium to 60% -IAEA

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: The Iranian official stressed that such an operation takes years, saying “the design of the enemy was very beautiful.” Davani added that the substation was built underground in order to protect it from air and missile strikes, and that the attack was carried out either via cyber, sabotaged equipment or sabotage committed by agents.

The Jerusalem Post has learned that the attack was carried out through an explosive device that was smuggled into the facility and detonated remotely. An intelligence official told The New York Times on Tuesday that the attack took out both the primary and backup electrical systems. Iran is almost ready to start enriching uranium to 60% purity at an above-ground plant at Natanz and plans to add 1,024 first-generation IR-1 centrifuges to an underground plant Tehran says was hit by sabotage, the UN atomic watchdog said on Wednesday.

Iran has said it will enrich uranium to 60% – a big step closer to the 90% that is weapons-grade from the 20% maximum it has reached so far – in response to what it says was an act of sabotage by Israel against the underground plant.

“THE AGENCY TODAY VERIFIED THAT IRAN HAD ALMOST COMPLETED PREPARATIONS TO START PRODUCING UF6 ENRICHED UP TO 60% U-235 AT THE NATANZ PILOT FUEL ENRICHMENT PLANT (PFEP),” THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY SAID IN A STATEMENT, REFERRING TO URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE, THE FORM IN WHICH URANIUM IS FED INTO CENTRIFUGES FOR ENRICHMENT.

Iran’s nuclear deal with major powers only lets Tehran enrich uranium to up to 3.67% purity, one of many limits that it breached more than a year ago in response to Washington’s withdrawal from the deal under President Donald Trump and the reimposition of US sanctions against Tehran.

The deal also says Iran can only produce enriched uranium with up to 5,060 IR-1 centrifuges at its underground Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) at Natanz. While it has broken that rule by adding more advanced centrifuges to the FEP, until now it has stuck to the limit on the number of IR-1 machines there.

“IN A REPORT ISSUED TO MEMBER STATES TODAY … DIRECTOR GENERAL RAFAEL MARIANO GROSSI SAID IRAN HAD INFORMED THE AGENCY … THAT THE COUNTRY INTENDS TO INSTALL SIX ADDITIONAL CASCADES OF IR-1 CENTRIFUGES AT THE NATANZ FUEL ENRICHMENT PLANT (FEP) COMPRISING A TOTAL OF 1,024 CENTRIFUGES,” THE IAEA SAID.

That report, one of two issued on Wednesday evening and obtained by Reuters, added: “Iran intends to use 6,084 IR-1 centrifuges installed in 36 cascades (in total at the FEP).”


Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, former head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, told Iranian media on Monday that the attack hit an electrical substation located deep underground and managed to damage both the power distribution system and the cable leading to the centrifuges in order to cut power to them.

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US and China deploy aircraft carriers in South China Sea as tensions simmer

By Brad Lendon, CNN

Updated 7:36 PM ET, Mon April 12, 2021

Hong Kong (CNN)Military activity in the South China Sea spiked over the weekend as a Chinese aircraft carrier entered the region and a US Navy expeditionary strike group wrapped up exercises.

Meanwhile, the US and Philippines were preparing for joint drills as the US secretary of defense proposed ways to deepen military cooperation between Washington and Manila after China massed vessels in disputed waters.

China’s state-run Global Times on Sunday said the country’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, steamed into the South China Sea on Saturday after completing a week of naval exercises around Taiwan. There was no official announcement of the Liaoning’s position, but the Chinese tabloid cited satellite images first reported by US media outlet The War Zone.

The Liaoning’s reported arrival in the South China Sea came after a US Navy expeditionary strike group, fronted by the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, conducted exercises in the South China Sea a day earlier. The two flat-top warships were joined by a cruiser, destroyers and smaller amphibious ships.

The ships also carried hundreds of Marine ground forces from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit as well as their supporting helicopters and F-35 fighter jets.

“This expeditionary strike force fully demonstrates that we maintain a combat-credible force, capable of responding to any contingency, deter aggression, and provide regional security and stability in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific,” US Navy Capt. Stewart Bateshansky, commodore, Amphibious Squadron 3, said in a statement.

Global Times quoted a Chinese military expert, Wei Dongxu, as saying the US Navy exercises were a provocation.

Exercises by the Chinese carrier “can establish wider maritime defensive positions, safeguard China’s coastal regions, and keep US military activities in check,” the report said, citing Wei.

But a US analyst described the Liaoning’s presence in the South China Sea as normal for the spring when weather conditions are conducive to training. “The Liaoning goes down there this time of year (to practice) air defense and live-fire training,” said Carl Schuster, a former director of operations at the US Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Center.

US-Philippines joint exercises

On Monday, more than 1,700 US and Philippines troops were beginning two weeks of military exercises, Reuters reported, citing Philippine military chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana.

The drills will focus on testing the readiness of US and Philippine troops to respond to events such as extremist attacks and natural disasters, the report said.

They come after US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday proposed to his counterpart in Manila, Delfin Lorenzana, ways to deepen ties between the US and Philippine militaries, a Pentagon statement said.

The proposals included ways of “enhancing situational awareness of threats in the South China Sea” and come after “the recent massing of People’s Republic of China maritime militia vessels at Whitsun Reef,” in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone in the Spratly Islands, the statement said.

Washington and Manila are tied by a mutual defense treaty, which officials said could come into play in the event of any Chinese military action against Philippine government vessels around Whitsun Reef.

Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Saturday tweeted he will work to have any attack on Philippine civilian craft trigger mutual defense aid, CNN Philippines reported.

Locsin’s comments came after a Filipino news crew said last week their chartered boat was chased down by Chinese missile boats as it approached a disputed shoal in the Spratly chain, according to the CNN Philippines report.

China claims almost all of the 1.3 million square mile South China Sea as its sovereign territory, running up against claims from the Philippines and other nations. In recent years, Beijing has turned disputed features in the region into man-made islands, complete with military fortifications.

Beijing accuses Washington and other foreign navies of stoking tensions in the region by sending in warships like the current expeditionary group led by the carrier Roosevelt.

Taiwan tensions

Tensions extend to the northeastern edges of the South China Sea, where the island of Taiwan sits. Beijing claims the democratic, self-governed island of almost 24 million people as its territory, even though the two sides have been governed separately for more than seven decades.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed that Beijing will never allow Taiwan to become formally independent and has refused to rule out the use of force, if necessary, to unify the island with the mainland.

Before moving into the South China Sea at the weekend, the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning had been putting on a show of military muscle around Taiwan for a week, according to Chinese state media. At one point the People’s Liberation Army flanked Taiwan, with the Liaoning and its escorts operating in the Pacific Ocean to the east and PLA warplanes making forays into Taiwan’s self-declared air defense identification zone to the west.

Analysts said the exercises were a warning to Taipei and Washington that Beijing would not brook any moves for Taiwanese independence and was prepared to act militarily to prevent that from happening.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday said Washington was standing by a commitment to defend Taiwan.

“What is a real concern to us is increasingly aggressive actions by the government in Beijing directed at Taiwan,” Blinken said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“We have a serious commitment to Taiwan being able to defend itself. We have a serious commitment to peace and security in the Western Pacific. And in that context, it would be a serious mistake for anyone to try to change that status quo by force,” Blinken said.

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AS WE WATCH THE FULL IMPORT OF THE GREAT RESET COME INTO VIEW, IT IS A FRIGHTENING AND DYSTOPIAN FUTURE THE NEW WORLD ORDER IS BRINGING TO US

Are you starting to see what I am talking about, these are not all different end times agenda items, they are the same agenda item. Everything you have been watching happen over the last 13 months are different arms of the same beast, and The Beast, who is on his way right now, will be the crown jewel in the ungodly crown of evil. COVID, lockdowns, vaccines, vaccination passports and everything else are the tools by which this new order is being fashioned. 

by Geoffrey Grider April 8, 2021

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, finally, will change not only what we do but also who we are. It will affect our identity and all the issues associated with it.

Speaking at a virtual meeting of the environmental charity Conservation International the other day, Prince William slipped in a codeword to tip his hat to the actual agenda he and his New World Order buddies are promoting. He said ‘All of us, across all sectors of society, and in every corner of the globe must come together to fundamentally reset our relationship with nature and our trajectory as a species.’ That codeword ‘reset’ tells you everything you need to know about, well, everything. So let’s connect all the dots, shall we?

“Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” Revelation 14:7,8 (KJB)

The ‘great reset’ has a lot of working parts, so many in fact that you may be tempted to think they are different events when in fact they are one in the same event. So today I want to give you a high level overview of the actual and active nefarious plan by the New World Order, happening now, to bring the whole world into submission to the authority of Antichrist.

The Great Reset

The Great Reset: Think about COVID-19, the lockdowns, the economic crashes, the mandatory mask wearing, the race riotsANTIFAID2020Bill GatesBlack Lives Matter, the Declaration Of Human FraternityChrislam, ponder for a moment on all of it. When you have wrapped your head around all those things, now wrap your head around this. Everything we have been experiencing, it is all part of the Great Reset, and it is all driving towards the same outcome. That is, the resetting of the entire world to prepare the people for the arrival of Antichrist. That’s how close we are to seeing him step out of the shadows and onto the world stage.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: This nasty little bit of God-hating peace posturing comes to us straight from the pit of Hell via the United Nations, and it envisions a world at peace without the interference of Almighty God who created it. Take a look what this plan is, in their own words, all about and you will see what I mean.

“THIS AGENDA IS A PLAN OF ACTION FOR PEOPLE, PLANET AND PROSPERITY. IT ALSO SEEKS TO STRENGTHEN UNIVERSAL PEACE IN LARGER FREEDOM. WE RECOGNISE THAT ERADICATING POVERTY IN ALL ITS FORMS AND DIMENSIONS, INCLUDING EXTREME POVERTY, IS THE GREATEST GLOBAL CHALLENGE AND AN INDISPENSABLE REQUIREMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. ALL COUNTRIES AND ALL STAKEHOLDERS, ACTING IN COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP, WILL IMPLEMENT THIS PLAN. WE ARE RESOLVED TO FREE THE HUMAN RACE FROM THE TYRANNY OF POVERTY AND WANT AND TO HEAL AND SECURE OUR PLANET. WE ARE DETERMINED TO TAKE THE BOLD AND TRANSFORMATIVE STEPS WHICH ARE URGENTLY NEEDED TO SHIFT THE WORLD ONTO A SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT PATH. AS WE EMBARK ON THIS COLLECTIVE JOURNEY, WE PLEDGE THAT NO ONE WILL BE LEFT BEHIND.” SOURCE

Lol, they say that “no one will be left behind”, but in reality they all will be left behind! The prophet Zephaniah tells us what the fate of the United Nations shall be when we return with King Jesus Christ to fight the Battle of Armageddon at the Second Coming.

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.” Zephaniah 3:8 (KJB)

The One World Religion Of Chrislam

The One World Religion Of Chrislam: Revelation 13, 17 and 18 shows us the Antichrist ruling a political kingdom and the False Prophet ruling a spiritual kingdom. John the Baptist was the ‘advance man’ for Jesus Christ, and the False Prophet will do the same for Antichrist. Pope Francis, looking for all the world like the False Prophet, officially birthed the One World Religion of Chrislam, and back in February, Chrislam was officially codified into universal recognition by the United Nations. Chrislam is the spiritual component to the Great Reset.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Awake, yet? I hope you are, because this is what the Fourth Industrial Revolution is all about, and yes, it is being brought to us by the exact same group of people that gave us COVID-19, the global lock-downs, the crashing of the world economies, the coronavirus vaccine and the digital Immunity Passport by the ID2020 Alliance.

Everything that has happen since the start of 2020, all these wacky, crazy, ‘living in Revelation‘ events are all from the same people and geared towards bringing about the same end, the New World Order. This is what all the other stuff has been about, and what it is all leading to. This is not some hazy, far-flung prediction, it is an accurate depiction of what is happening all around us right now.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Ecclesiastics 12:13,14 (KJB)

Are you starting to see what I am talking about, these are not all different end times agenda items, they are the same agenda item. Everything you have been watching happen over the last 13 months are different arms of the same beast, and The Beast, who is on his way right now, will be the crown jewel in the ungodly crown of evil. COVID, lockdowns, vaccines, vaccination passports and everything else are the tools by which this new order is being fashioned.

Be honest, saved or lost you feel what’s happening, you know things are never going to go back to the way they were before. You find yourself in the uncomfortable position of being in the middle of two worlds that are suddenly in motion, one going out and one coming in. Every day is unsettling on every level, and it is affecting you in ways you can hardly even put into words. So let me tell you what’s right now happening. If you’re saved but lukewarm, consider this your wakeup call. If you’re lost and headed for Hell, consider this your rescue operation, this is your red pill of truth.

“Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.” Habakkuk 1:5 (KJB)

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AS TENSIONS RISE: THE US AND RUSSIA DEPLOY BATTLESHIPS TO THE BLACK SEA

BY DAVID SIDMAN | APR 12, 2021 | US-ISRAEL RELATIONS

O mortal, turn your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. Prophesy against him Ezekiel 38:2 (The Israel BibleTM)

Washington will deploy two battleships to the Black Sea next week Turkey said on Friday as reported by the AP. Russia has amassed its military forces near the Ukrainian border while accusing non-coastal NATO forces of beefing up naval activity in the region.

Meanwhile, Washington reports that Russia has amassed greater military forces on the eastern Ukrainian border than they have at any other time since 2014 when Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine and supported pro-Kremlin separatists in Ukraine’s Donbass region.

Violence has been ignited between Ukrainian forces and the separatists, arousing concerns of a major escalation. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin accused Kievv on Friday of “dangerous provocative actions” in the Donbass region while speaking with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey, who is a member of NATO, said on Friday that Washington will deploy two battleships to the Black Sea from April 14-15.

“A notice was sent to us 15 days ago via diplomatic channels that two US warships would pass to the Black Sea, in line with the Montreux Convention. The ships will remain in the Black Sea until May 4,” Turkey’s foreign ministry stated.

The Montreux Convention is a 1936 accord that provides Ankara with control over the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits, each of which connects to the Black Sea. The agreement also regulates the movement of naval warships.

The Black Sea is considered to be a flashpoint for brinkmanship between Russia and NATO member states. NATO forces have beefed up their presence in the region amid increased tensions. There have also oftentimes been encounters between naval vessels and aircraft from each side.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko expressed his concerns on Friday over intensified naval activity in the Black Sea by forces that didn’t possess a coastline in the region, seemingly referring to the US.

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POPE FRANCIS COMMITS BLASPHEMY TODAY BY TWEETING MARY IS THE ‘BRIDGE TO GOD’, IF YOU BELIEVE THAT, YOU WILL JOIN HIM IN A BURNING HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY

According to the bible, for those of you that believe the bible, we can learn a number of things about Mary. Mary had sin that needed a sacrifice to cover, Luke 2:24. Mary called Jesus her Saviour, Luke 1:47, only sinners need a Saviour, sinless people do not. If Mary was sinless then she lied about needing a Saviour, lying is a sin, you get the picture. Mary did not stay a virgin, she had other 6 children according to Mark 6:1-3, a point backed up by Psalm 69:8. Mary is not the “bridge to God”, not by a longshot. If you are trusting in her to get to Heaven, then Hell is as far up as you’re going to go.

by Geoffrey Grider March 25, 2021

Only Jesus Christ can save your soul, only Jesus Christ is the “bridge to God”, which is exactly what He was doing on the cross at Calvary. Trust Him alone, not Mary.

The Roman Catholic pope who is the head of the world’s largest counterfeit Christian organization tweeted today that Jesus Christ is not our bridge to God the Father, and not our only path to Heaven. This morning, at 5:31 AM, Rome time, Jorge Bergoglio announced that it is Mary who is our path to God, and if you believe that you will burn in Hell for all eternity because you will have lived and died without a Saviour for your sins.

“For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:” Exodus 34:14 (KJB)

According to the bible, for those of you that believe the bible, we can learn a number of things about Mary. Mary had sin that needed a sacrifice to cover, Luke 2:24. Mary called Jesus her Saviour, Luke 1:47, only sinners need a Saviour, sinless people do not. If Mary was sinless then she lied about needing a Saviour, lying is a sin, you get the picture. Mary did not stay a virgin, she had other 6 children according to Mark 6:1-3, a point backed up by Psalm 69:8. Obviously the real Mary of the bible is a person virtually unknown to any Roman priest, bishop or pope.

The bible does not record any miracles performed by Mary, no accounts of her praying for anyone, and certainly no accounts of anyone seeking her help or guidance. The only time she ever told someone what to do was in John 2:1-5, and what she told them was “do whatever my Son tells you to do”. Hmm. Yet somehow we are to believe that now in Heaven, Mary functions as the “bridge to God” and the path to Heaven for all of us down here on earth? That is one of the many lies of the Roman Catholic Church, invented in 1854 by Pope Pius IX.

Mary Worship Became Official In 1854 With Pope Pius IX

Pope Pius IX is best known for writing the Roman Catholic doctrine concerning the character and nature of Mary, called the Ineffabilis Deus. Pius made many “infallible” statements about Mary, not the least of which include that she was “born sinless”, that she is seated in Heaven at the “right hand of Jesus”, that she is to be the object of the affections of Catholics, and that she is to be prayed to for guidance, wisdom and for the fulfillment of all the “needs of the faithful”. As if that wasn’t enough, Pius went on to threaten anyone who dared disagree with these statements, saying that they would be kicked out the Catholic Church, would be considered as apostate, and that would face the full “penalties established by law” for refusing to worship Mary.

If you’re a Roman Catholic, listen to me and listen well, your eternity depends on it. I was a Roman Catholic for nearly 30 years, and like you, I was trained to pray to the “virgin Mary”, to “venerate” her, but you know as well as I do that Catholics worship Mary. That is idolatry, the bible forbids and condemns it, and Mary herself would beg you not to do it.

Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:10-12 (KJB)

Only Jesus Christ can save your soul, only Jesus Christ is the “bridge to God”, which is exactly what He was doing on the cross at Calvary. Jesus on the cross holds on hand with God the Father, and reaches out the other nail-pierced hand to you, and Jesus and Him alone is your bridge. Pope Francis is a liar, don’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth. Pope Francis is heading to Hell like a bullet, for the love of God, please don’t join him there.

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Iran, Russia and Turkey signal growing alliance

For years, Turkey would say one thing to Moscow and Tehran while telling Washington’s Iran hawks that Turkey was “against Russia and Iran.”

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN   

MARCH 21, 2021 18:10

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was very content during a trip to Turkey on Friday. He said it was productive and smiled alongside his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. He said it was a “wonderful” trip where he spoke with his “brother Cavusoglu.”

The trip signals the growing alliance that Turkey and Iran have in the region.

Zarif said: “As before, constructive engagement on bilateral and regional issues. Ultimate aim: Apply Iran and Turkey’s experience of 400 years of peace to our region. Together, anything is possible.”

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took Russia’s side in a growing spat with the US, slamming US President Joe Biden who is widely hated by Turkey’s ruling party.

He claimed that Biden’s recent comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin were unacceptable and “not fitting of a president.”

This isn’t just because of the tone of Biden’s comments, in which Biden called Putin a “killer.” Turkey’s president and regime often lashes out at other countries and leaders, belittling and threatening them with insults.

The messaging from Ankara is that Russia and Turkey are growing together as allies and partners. They work together in Syria, Libya and the Caucasus; their goal is to supplant US influence and divide up many areas of the Middle East between themselves.

They seek to control violence in these areas. For instance, Turkey got the Syrian rebels, who were fighting the Russian-backed Syrian regime, to change their course and fight Kurds so the Syrian regime could prosper. Then Turkey shipped the rebels to fight elsewhere to weaken the rebellion. Ten years after the start of the Syrian conflict, it is mostly Turkey that is responsible for sidelining the rebellion.

Now, enter Iran.

Iran, Turkey and Russia have worked together in the Astana process since 2017 to manage Syria – and they exclude the US. Zarif’s trip to Istanbul is just one of many in which Turkish and Iranian counterparts work together and demonstrate their warm connections.

Turkey wants more trade with Iran via rail links and also wants to work with Tehran in other ways. From Russia, Ankara wants more S-400s and military hardware.

Turkish media illustrated how the relations are growing. Turkish daily Hurriyet reported that “Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, also attended the meeting, sources from the Foreign Ministry said on condition of anonymity.”

A recent deal between Baghdad and Erbil for the security of the Sinjar province and intensified dialogue between Turkey and Iraq is aimed at curbing the PKK’s (Kurdistan Workers Party) influence in a wider region in northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

Meanwhile, Turkey, Russia and Qatar issued a joint statement last week following talks between their foreign ministers in Doha, vowing to “defend Syria’s territorial integrity in accordance with the UN Charter,” the report notes.

Iran welcomes “any initiative that eases the pain of Syrian people and achieves stability and peace in this country,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said, stressing that the Astana talks among Ankara, Moscow and Tehran were one of the most successful initiatives to put an end to the Syrian conflict.

A month ago, there were rumors that Turkey and Iran might clash in Iraq, but now it appears that the countries have put aside any differences there as well. Turkey wants Iran to help it fight Kurds, which it alleges are part of the PKK.

Ankara is trying to ban opposition parties by labeling them “terrorists” linked to the PKK. The US has expressed concern, but Turkey hopes it can model its authoritarian regime on Russia and Iran. It is learning from Russia how to deal with dissidents – like how Russia dealt with Putin critic Alexei Navalny who was sent to a Russian penal colony.

For many years, Ankara would say one thing to Moscow and Tehran about partnership while telling Washington’s Iran hawks that it was “against Russia and Iran.”

Turkey would mobilize its strong DC lobbyists to push narratives from how Ankara was “fighting terrorism” to how it was challenging Russia and Iran “geopolitically.”

However, the reality was that Turkey was always working closely with Russia and Iran. It invented an imaginary “terrorist” threat from the Kurdish region of Afrin in 2018 to justify an invasion. It even pretended to be fighting ISIS when it was allowing ISIS families to transit from Raqqa to Idlib.

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was found a few hundred meters from the Turkish border in Idlib. Turkey’s use of its lobbyists to claim it was confronting Iran was only a talking point for the Trump administration.

Even after the administration left, some of those who were close to Turkey continued to push this narrative. But even Turkey is now claiming to distance itself from some Muslim Brotherhood extremist activists in a bid to try to patch things up with Arab states in the region.

This is the long-term goal of Turkey in finding an accommodation with states in the region and bringing together its alliance with Iran and Russia to legitimize its continued occupation of parts of Syria and bases in Iraq.

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The China-India ‘Blackout Wars’ Foreshadow An Existential Threat That Could End Our Civilization And Kill Millions Of Americans

– The Future Usually Arrives Before Anyone Is Ready For It, Especially In Warfare 


By Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
 for All News Pipeline

The future usually arrives before anyone is ready for it, especially in warfare. 

China apparently blacked-out Mumbai, India, by cyber-attack — credibly threatening that Beijing could plunge all India into darkness through cyber warfare. Experts warn national electric grids are a technological Achilles heel. 

The Mumbai blackout could be one of those “Monitor versus Merrimack” moments in military history when a revolutionary new way of warfare suddenly becomes recognizable, even to the dullest. 

New military technologies that can change everything are often laughingly dismissed by establishments too busy planning for “business as usual.” 

From machine guns at the Somme (1916), panzer divisions in France (1940) and (Japanese) carrier aviation at Pearl Harbor (1941), nations learned the hard way. Obsolete thinking prevails until someone gets hammered, usually by an aggressor. The Mumbai cyber-blackout, like Russia’s annual cyber-blackouts of Ukraine, and blackouts in Mexico (2013), Yemen (2014) and Pakistan (2015) caused by terrorist sabotage of electric grids, are a new category of warfare. 

These “blackout wars” foreshadow an existential threat that could end our civilization and kill millions of Americans. 

Why did Beijing blackout Mumbai? 

China and India are fighting over borders in the Himalayas, again. Ever since China swallowed Tibet in 1951, Beijing periodically tries expanding at India’s expense. 

But today China and India are both nuclear-armed, so fighting is deliberately “restrained” to avoid nuclear escalation. 

Both refrain from a “shooting war” with modern weapons for control of the high Himalayas. Instead, their combat uses shovels, clubs and fists, the two nuclear powers fighting, on top of the world, with stone age tactics. 

China evidently thinks threatening cyber-blackout of India could settle matters, without escalation to conventional or nuclear conflict. Protracted blackout of India’s electric grid would be catastrophic for its economy, population and military capabilities. 

Indian officials are understandably alarmed and now regretting that their national electric power grid and other critical infrastructures depend so much upon equipment imported from China — that likely increases their vulnerability. 

“Military experts in India have renewed calls for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to replace China-made hardware for India’s power sector and its critical rail system,” reports The New York Times in “China Appears To Warn India: Push Too Hard And The Lights Could Go Out” (Feb. 28, 2021). 

The New York Times describes technical details of China’s blackout war against India. But conspicuous by its absence is any mention of President Biden’s suspension of President Trump’s Executive Order 13920, “Securing the United States Bulk-Power System” (May 1, 2020), designed to reduce dependency on foreign-supplied equipment for the U.S. electric power grid, especially equipment from China. 

Reportedly there are some 300 high-voltage transformers in the U.S. electric power grid manufactured in China. Moreover, the U.S. national grid depends upon an as yet unknown number of China-supplied control systems, called SCADAs, probably numbering in the thousands. 

These China-supplied systems, critically important to the operation of the U.S. electric grid, could have built-in vulnerabilities to cyber-bugs and electromagnetic pulse (EMP). China’s version of cyber warfare includes attack by nuclear and non-nuclear EMP weapons (See my report “China: EMP Threat” June 10, 2020). 

Mr. Biden would be wise to strengthen and reinstate Executive Order 13920. Electricity is foundational to U.S. national security. 

Critical equipment necessary to the operation of the national power grid — that sustains the economy, military, and population — should be made in America. 

The Biden administration deserves great credit for continuing implementation of the White House “Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses” (March 26, 2019), designed to implement recommendations of the Congressional EMP Commission. 

One strategy for achieving resilience of electric grids and other critical infrastructures is to require through national manufacturing standards that transformers, SCADAs, and other vital equipment incorporate EMP and cyber-protection. 

Most electric equipment is already manufactured resistant to lightning, a form of natural EMP. Standards could be upgraded to protect against “super-lightning” from EMP weapons. 

Defense Department experience over 50 years manufacturing military equipment with nuclear EMP protection “baked-in” the original design increases costs only 1% to 6%. 

Mr. Biden and the new White House “cyber-security czar” should compel electric utilities to protect themselves from cyber-attack and EMP. Hundreds are dead from California wildfires and a Texas ice storm because FERC and NERC failed to make utilities undertake simple preparedness for severe weather. They cannot be trusted to protect against cyber-attacks and EMP. 

Utility lobbyists advocate retaliatory cyber-attacks by the U.S. government for “deterrence” instead of protecting electric grids. 

Retaliatory cyber warfare cannot substitute for hardening critical infrastructures against cyber-attack and EMP — and is very risky. The U.S. is far more vulnerable than its adversaries. Russia and China make frequent cyber-attacks on the U.S. because they know we are vulnerable, and know they can hit back harder. 

Moreover, Beijing apparently thinks blacking out India’s national electric grid is less escalatory than a “shooting war” in the Himalayas. In 2020, China’s strategists threatened EMP attack on the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea, as one of their “less escalatory” options. 

Cyber warfare between nuclear-armed powers is not a good idea, for either side. 2021 could too easily become a nuclear version of 1914. 

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PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAID TUESDAY THAT FOUR MORE MUSLIM NATIONS ARE IN LINE TO JOIN THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS PEACE DEAL

“I brought… four peace agreements, and there are another four on the way,” he said in an interview with the Hebrew-language Ynet news site. “I talked about one of them yesterday.” According to the Israeli premier, he conversed with “one of the leaders in the region” on Monday night for 45 minutes about the possibility of a normalization deal. If he only knew what was actually happening, his enthusiasm might be dampened just a tad as he realizes he is making the Isaiah 28 covenant with death and hell.

by Geoffrey Grider March 16, 2021

Israel is set to make Abraham Accords peace deals with four more Arab countries in the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.

Benjamin Netanyahu is very excited today, and from a human perspective you can see why that might be true. But from a prophetical perspective, if he only knew what was actually happening, his enthusiasm might be dampened just a tad as he realizes he is making the Isaiah 28 covenant with death and hell.

“Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.” Isaiah 28:14-18 (KJB)

But his eyes, along with the eyes of the rest of this unsaved world, are closed shut and will remain that way until the time of Jacob’s trouble commences shortly after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church takes place. Pray for PM Netanyahu, pray for the Jewish people who are making this covenant with death and hell. Their eyes will open when Antichrist sits in the rebuilt Temple, but pray a remnant may escape with us on Flight #777 before that day takes place.

Netanyahu: Four More Abraham Accords Peace Deals on the Way for Israel

FROM BREITBART NEWS: “I brought… four peace agreements, and there are another four on the way,” he said in an interview with the Hebrew-language Ynet news site. “I talked about one of them yesterday.”

According to the Israeli premier, he conversed with “one of the leaders in the region” on Monday night for 45 minutes about the possibility of a normalization deal.

“I pledged to take care of the citizens of Israel and I do so with a deep sense of mission,” he added.

The so-called Abraham Accords, brokered by the Trump administration, saw four Arab Muslim states — the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan — establish ties with Israel.

Several Muslim-majority nations, including Indonesia, Mauritania, and even Saudi Arabia, are thought to be next on the list.

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How Germany’s Antichrist culture conquered America

Exclusive: Scott Lively points to history and ownership of the Pergamum Altar

By Scott Lively
Published March 15, 2021 at 7:24pm

In a recent article, I noted that my boomer generation was the last to experience normalcy in our childhood years – in the sense that normalcy equates to things operating according to their nature as opposed to being artificially manipulated. At the start of our generation, in 1946, we had intact natural families, protected by the institution of marriage, bolstered by the active culture-wide discouragement of promiscuity and adultery. Boys were boys and girls were girls, and we celebrated that existential delight with the French exclamation “viva la difference!” We cherished babies as a gift from God and respected Him as a matter of cultural consensus. Our churches were full, and our jails were empty.

Science was grounded in provable facts and reproducible processes consistent with God’s natural order. At the community level we had vibrant natural economies integrating family farms, diverse small businesses and local industries. We primarily ate natural foods, saw health and healing as a natural process, and enjoyed the natural society of mutual cooperation for the common good.

We saw competition in sports and business as beneficial because we also had a code of ethics that demanded fairness and rewarded merit. Journalism was an honorable profession that we trusted to be our eyes and ears for monitoring current events. To a far greater extent than today we the people had control over our lives and our government.

By the final year of the boomer babies, 1964, all that had changed, and for reasons most don’t realize and won’t discuss today for fear of “Woke” backlash.

The chief culprits were German communist immigrants who had fled Hitler’s rising “fascist” National Socialism by the tens of thousands in the 1920s and ’30s. Through the war years (in cooperation with homegrown Marxists), they gained ideological control of Hollywood, much of the news media, the Democratic Party and many other culture-shaping institutions because they served America’s anti-Nazi interests. Post-war, they shifted their focus to overthrowing our Judeo-Christian culture. The “Red Scare” of the 1950s was an authentic and serious crisis now revised/erased from the history books by the Marxist winners.

Germany had been the chief exporter of Marxism since its native son Karl Marx launched it in the mid-1800s. Germany was the birthplace of “higher criticism” in Christian theology, which created the modern “religious left,” and exported its Bible-diluting heresies to America, corrupting nearly every mainstream seminary. Germany was the homeland of the highly manipulable and manipulative “soft sciences” like Freud’s psychology.

Germany (along with London and New York) was a world capital of eugenics long before Hitler. And it was the birthplace of “Cultural Marxism” at the Frankfurt School, whose founder Herbert Marcuse was the evil genius behind the rise in America of the left’s ultimate weapon, the “sexual revolution,” and its LGBT activist armies. Marcuse began his American take-down campaign as an employee of the OSS (forerunner to the CIA), and then a high luminary of academia who sowed the seeds of the 1960s cultural revolution in one after another of the elite universities.

As I document in my book “The Pink Swastika,” Germany was also the birthplace of the LGBT movement under Karl Henrich Ulrichs in the 1860s, which in turn gave birth in the early 1900s to what would later be called Nazism. The homosexual subculture in Germany was so pervasive and so powerful by the Weimar era of the 1920s that sodomy was known worldwide as “the German vice,” and extreme and varied sexual perversions virtually defined German culture in the major cities. Opposing camps of LGBTs literally dominated both the Nazi Party and the Communist Party as they vied viciously for total power.

America’s first LGBT organization (in 1924) was a Chicago chapter of the German “Society for Human Rights” (whose most famous member was Ernst Roehm, founder of the Nazi “storm troopers”). That Chicago offshoot was launched by German American soldier Henry Gerber upon returning from post-WWI service in Germany. And the so-called “father” of the American “gay rights” movement, Marxist Harry Hay, was seduced into homosexuality as a pubescent teen by a grown-up former boy-toy of one of Gerber’s co-founders. Hay’s network of “gay” Marxist cell groups, and “in the closet” allies such as Alfred Kinsey, literally spearheaded the “sexual revolution” as a weapon against the cultural primacy of marriage-based heterosexual normalcy in America – the literal fulfillment of Marcuse’s plan.

How did Germany become such a center of evil in the world? I contend in my book “Dynasty of Darkness” that it was related to the excavation and acquisition by Germany of the Pergamum Altar, identified in Revelation 2 as the “Seat of Satan … where Satan dwells.” I have chronicled how Kaiser (Caesar) Wilhelm II, the final emperor of Second Reich, considered his reconstruction of the Pergamum Altar in Berlin as his highest achievement, and how the process precisely tracks Germany’s descent into great evil, including Fredrich Nietzsche’s infamous declaration that “God is dead,” escalating through the German instigation of both World Wars, and the rise of the demonic European Union (the model for the one-world government of the Antichrist) upon the reunification of Berlin (after the collapse of the Soviet “Evil Empire,” which possessed the altar as a property in East Berlin from 1961 to 1990).

Nazis on the Pergamum Altar.

I also show how the United States’ possession of it from 1945 to 1961 (as the dominant Allied power occupying Germany) tracks precisely with the two landmark SCOTUS rulings that officially shifted America off its biblical foundation onto the quicksand of Secular Humanism, and empowered militant atheists to purge Christianity from public life. During that same short window we also established the United Nations’ global headquarters in Manhattan on land donated by the Rockefellers.

I wrote this column to convey three truths. First, that our national collapse into depravity and delusion is entirely orchestrated by wicked men whose actions can be tracked historically if one dares to do so. Second, that what we are experiencing today is literally the rise of the last-days Antichrist Kingdom, meaning our duty of evangelism has never been more urgent. And third, that America’s “normalcy” before the 1960s was a reflection of our collective conformity to “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.” That witness of the natural world is our bridge to evangelize the lost post-boomer generations (and many of our own peers) who have been thoroughly conditioned to reject and even mock traditional evangelistic methods.

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IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE WOKE MOB CANCELS THE BIBLE, SO MAKE UP YOUR MIND RIGHT NOW WHAT YOUR RESPONSE IS GOING TO BE WHEN IT HAPPENS

History has a way of repeating itself, and nations when they forget God have a nasty habit of imploding, America is in the midst of that right now. All these silly cancellations like children’s books and potato head dolls are just cover for the real prize, the actual target. What they really want to cancel is the biggest piece of hate literature in human history – the bible. The God of Abraham, whom this world hasn’t a clue of understanding, does things that by their standard are intolerable. Don’t believe me? Take a look and see for yourself.

by Geoffrey Grider March 12, 2021

What they really want to cancel is the biggest piece of hate literature in human history – the bible. The God of Abraham, whom this world hasn’t a clue of understanding, does things that by their standard are intolerable.

Have you been paying attention lately to everything going on? The liberal woke mob is on a rampage, they are cancelling everything and everyone that goes counter to their stated agenda. Drag Queen Story Hour is praised while Dr. Seuss is banned as ‘racist and subversive’ literature. Mt. Potato Head and Pepe Le Pew have got to go, yet mass murder and sexual assaulter Andrew Cuomo remains in power. If you haven’t figured it out by now, they are coming for your King James Authorized Version Holy Bible, too. Will you give it up?

“But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.” Mark 13:9 (KJB)

History has a way of repeating itself, and nations when they forget God have a nasty habit of imploding, America is in the midst of that right now. All these silly cancellations like children’s books and potato head dolls are just cover for the real prize, the actual target. What they really want to cancel is the biggest piece of hate literature in human history – the bible. The God of Abraham, whom this world hasn’t a clue of understanding, does things that by their standard are intolerable. Don’t believe me? Take a look and see for yourself.

  • GENOCIDE: God tells the Jews to wipe out all the nations in and around the land of Canaan in order to establish the nation of Israel. “For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.” Exodus 23:23 (KJB)
  • SLAVERY: God acknowledges slavery as a human condition, and gives guidelines for how Christian slaves should obey their masters. Nothing is said about abolishing it. “Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.” Ephesians 6:5-8 (KJB)
  • RACISM: By far-left liberal standards, God is absolutely a racist, and guess what? They’re right. If racism is defined by giving or withholding blessing based on race, then God is a racist because He prefers the Jews over every other race of people on earth. “For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” Deuteronomy 14:2 (KJB)
  • ONLY TWO GENDERS: The bible is crystal clear about the number of genders there are, and that would be two, man and woman. “This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” Genesis 5:1,2 (KJB)
  • XENOPHOBIA: Xenophobia is defined as “dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries”, and the bible has that in spades. God says that the only nation that matters to Him is His nation of Israel. All the other nations are, in His sight, simply a drop in the bucket, amounting to nothing. “Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.” Isaiah 40:15 (KJB)
  • THE LGBTQ+: The centerpiece of the radical Left is their alphabet soup of sexual and gender perversions, ‘President’ Joe Biden is already radically expanding federal protection for transgenders. God is dead-set against not only some of it, but all of it. “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJB)
  • ABORTION: God does not see abortion has a ‘human right’ or as ‘health care’, He sees it as murder. In the Old Testament, people got rid of the children they no longer wanted by sacrificing them in the fire to Molech. “Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.” Leviticus 20:2,3 (KJB)
  • CLIMATE CHANGE: The liberals engage in Gaia worship, praising the goddess spirit. Liberals seek to preserve it at all costs. But the bible says that God is going to set the whole thing on fire and burn it up at the Great White Throne Judgment. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2 Peter 3:10 (KJB)

Do you now see why the Liberals hate God and hate His book with every ounce of their being? Prepare yourself for the coming Christian persecution, the banning of the bible, the arrest of street preachers and the closing of churches. A pastor in Canada is in jail right now for preaching the truth. This is how we will go into the Pretribulation Rapture, so make up your mind that you will go up and out of here with the praise of God in your mouth.

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.” Psalm 149:6-9 (KJB)

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