By Rivkah Lambert Adler November 29, 2015 , 1:00 pm
“If the prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, and the thing does not occur and does not come about, that is the thing the Lord did not speak. The prophet has spoken it wantonly; you shall not be afraid of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:22)
With tensions escalating between Russia and Turkey, many are wondering if the world is being witness to a divine act of messianic intervention.
Just before his death in 1797, an exceedingly well-respected Jewish sage known as the Vilna Gaon (the genius of Vilna) left his followers with a prophetic statement about two specific events that would happen just before the appearance of the Messiah.
After being held as “a closely guarded secret” for over 200 years, Rabbi Moshe Shternbuch, a great-grandson of the Vilna Gaon, shared the full prophecy publically for the first time in 2014. The text of the Vilna Gaon’s prophecy was reported by Rabbi Lazer Brody, an American-born Hasidic rabbi and teacher from Ashdod, Israel in March, 2014.
“When you hear that the Russians have captured the city of Crimea, you should know that the times of the Messiah have started, that his steps are being heard. And when you hear that the Russians have reached the city of Constantinople, you should put on your Shabbat (Sabbath) clothes and don’t take them off, because it means that the Messiah is about to come any minute.”
In this prophecy, the Vilna Gaon mentioned two signs of the imminent arrival of the Messiah – Russia capturing Crimea and Russia invading the Turkish city of Constantinople (now Istanbul). The first prophecy was fulfilled in 2014 when Russia annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea.
Current tensions between Russia and Turkey, including Turkey shooting down a Russian fighter jet on November 24, are setting the stage for the second sign, the Russian invasion of Istanbul, to occur soon.
The prophecy of the Vilna Gaon is strengthened by the existence of a similar prophecy, this one from the Jewish sage known as the Ba’al Shem Tov, the founder of the Hasidic Judaism. Like the Vilna Gaon, the Ba’al Shem Tov lived in the 18th century.
The Kloisenberger Rebbe, a 20th century Hasidic rabbi, echoed the Vilna Gaon’s second sign when he wrote “in the name of the Ba’al Shem Tov, when you see the Russian horse in Constantinople, a city in Turkey, you should know Moshiach (Messiah) is about to arrive.”
According to the Kloisenberger Rebbe, in addition to the Russian military presence in the Turkish city of Istanbul, the Ba’al Shem Tov foretold another sign of the impending arrival of the Messiah – “the Russians will come, they will come and be together with the sons of Ishmael.” That is, when the Russians join forces with the spiritual descendents of Ishmael, who today are identified as those of Islamic descent, it’s another sign of the coming of the Messiah.
Militarily, Russia is already connected with its Shiite Muslim allies in Syria and Iran. As reported in Breaking Israel News, a 75-year-old prophecy connects Russia’s unfolding role in Syria to Gog and Magog. Since late September of this year, Russia has become a central player in Syria, leading many to hypothesize that Putin is Gog and Russia is Magog.
The messianic alliance between Russia and the Shiite Muslims of Syria and Iran was deepened by a recent gesture of friendship off the battlefield. On November 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a rare and valuable gift to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Putin gave Khamenei one of five copies of the original handwritten Koran, the Muslim holy text that dates back to the 7th century.
Category: Gog-Ezekiel 38 & 39
By Rivkah Lambert Adler November 29, 2015 , 1:00 pm
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By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 11/30/2015, 1:19 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected a meeting with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the climate conference in Paris on Monday, the Kremlin said, as a dispute rages over Ankara’s downing of a Russian warplane.
“No meeting with Erdogan is planned. There is no discussion of such a meeting,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
The announcement comes after Putin on Saturday sanctioned Turkey, in an economics sanctions package banning organizations, imports and Turkish workers. Erdogan previously reported that Putin snubbed his phone call last week.
Putin’s snub comes after the Turkish leader called for face-to-face talks with Putin on the sidelines of the summit to discuss the shooting down of the plane on the Syria-Turkish border.
Moscow and Ankara are at daggers drawn over the incident last Tuesday, with Russia announcing a raft of economic sanctions against Turkey and the two leaders engaging in a furious war of words.
Ankara on Monday sent back to Russia the body of a pilot killed in the downing of the jet after it was delivered from Syria to Turkey over the weekend.
Putin is likely to meet US President Barack Obama for informal talks on the margins of the climate conference in Paris, the Kremlin said.
World leaders are gathering in Paris for an historic summit aimed at ending decades of political gridlock and forging an elusive agreement to avert global warming.
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NATO May Be On The Way To Breaking Up As The Whole Thing Falls Apart – Insider Warns Russia Has New Technology That’s Left The US Terrified While NATO’s Left ‘Shaking In Their Boots’
By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die
While the president of Turkey tells Russia they better not play with fire, the Russians are dominating the West in every way, shape and form in the Middle East while the West destroys itself, completely losing any semblance of moral high ground they may have had left after being exposed for supporting terrorists ISIS.
With even a former US General now saying Turkey should be kicked out of NATO after the Russian warplane was shot down, we learn that Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has personally admitted to ordering the shoot down as Turkey declares a Russian bombing run on a Turkish convoy carrying ISIS oil is an ‘act of war’.
With cowardly Turkey now hiding under the wing of NATO and their president Erdogan’s madness threatening to either provoke World War 3 or simply bring all of NATO down to their knees as they realize they too have now being outed as backing ISIS we have to ask, where will all of this ‘Mideast madness’ go from here?
Telling us that all of these global events could lead to a partial breakup of NATO, we’re also told Turkey is causing problems for NATO (could they be on their way out?) after being caught in a lie of the Russian plane shootdown and reprimanded by the Vice Chancellor of Germany who stated publicly that the unstable element wasn’t Vladimir Putin but Erdogan of Turkey.
Roberts tells us that Victoria Nuland was recently in Turkey which could show a US hidden hand in the plane being shot down, we’re also told that the reason behind the shoot down could very well have been Turkey’s anger that Russia is bombing ISIS oil and Turkey’s cash flow is being destroyed because of the bombings.
Finally, we’re told something very interesting that if true, changes the future of warfare. Roberts tells us that according to a source of his, the Russians have a new technology system that allows them to shut down the communications systems of any other country’s military and according to his source, they’ve already used this new technology several times against the US military, terrifying them and leaving them completely in the dark.
Roberts tells us that this Russian technology can shut down our Army, our Navy, our Air Force and there’s nothing that we can do about it, leaving us completely helpless. “They have the ability to make everything a total sitting duck” Roberts warns. Allen reminds his audience that Roberts isn’t just some ‘conspiracy theorist’ but a former US Cabinet member for former Republican President Ronald Reagan.
So, where does it go from here? Roberts tells us that one possibility would be most unexpected; due to all of the pressure that NATO is under, this could all end up in ‘Peace’ as NATO may be forced to break up. He also tells us that NATO is now shaking in its boots because of the ‘idiot in Turkey who shot down the Russian plane’ and NATO doesn’t want to get blown up by the Russians to defend Turkey.
He also tells us that he doesn’t think that Mr. Putin will take this to war and this whole thing could have a very happy outcome with the US no longer able to bully the entire world while covering up its warcrimes. As we know though, things don’t always go the way that we might hope and if the West is chomping at the bit for war, there will likely be very little that Putin can do to help the world avoid it.
The following cartoon was sent to ANP by our friends at Indifference Curved with the following description.
In light of our NATO “ally”, Turkey, using an American supplied F-16 to shoot down a Russian jet over a potential border dispute where NATO forces routinely breach the sovereign airspace of Syria without Syrian permission AND WITHOUT Russia OR Syria shooting NATO planes down, this “ally” of ours has moved the entire world yet one step closer to WWIII since retaliation for this provocation would be retaliation against BOTH NATO and the US itself.
Its seems that with this reckless behavior of an allied nation whom we are obligated to defend, that we could very easily be drawn into major conflict by dangerous and uncontrollable actions of another government, whose military we don’t control, BUT must defend. (For those of Biblical background, see Ezekiel 38 as Gog is drawn into battle with a hook in its jaw)
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TURKISH warplanes have shot down a Russian jet which they claim flew into the country’s airspace.
By Alix Culbertson
PUBLISHED: 08:14, Tue, Nov 24, 2015 | UPDATED: 14:04, Tue, Nov 24, 2015 Getty
The plane crashed in Syria after violating Turkey’s airspace, the country claims
The aircraft was shot down after it was warned 10 times in five minutes to leave Turkish airspace, a Turkish military official has said.
It was just over the Syrian border in Turkey when it was downed by F16 Fighting Falcon jets belonging to Turkey, the official added.
But Russian President Vladimir Putin said the plane was 4km into Syria and had not violated Turkey’s airspace as it flew at an altitude of 6,000 metres – and claimed it was shot down from the ground not the air.
NATO has announced it will be holding an extraordinary session at 4pm GMT in Brussels after Turkey requested it following the incident.
Unverified sources have claimed Russia is currently sending a warship across the Dardenelles from the Black Sea into the Mediterranean.
Mr Putin said the pilots did not threaten anyone and the incident will have “serious consequences” for Turkish-Russian relations as he called it a “stab in the back”.
The president added: “Large amounts of oil from militants go to and through Turkey.”
The incident is the first time a Russian or Soviet plane has been shot down by a NATO member since the 1950s.
It would be wrong to talk about consequences and relations between Russia and Turkey at the moment
Two pilots managed to eject from the jet and were seen landing with the help of parachutes.
The jet is reported to be a Russian Su-24 flown by a pair of Russian pilots, with one believed to have been captured by Syrian rebels from the Alweya Al-Ashar (Brigade of the 10th) which consists of Turkmen with strong links to Turkey.
He was initially thought to be alive but rebels have now said they have recovered both pilots’ bodies.
The second pilot is believed to have died in the crash after footage was released by Syrian rebels appearing to show them crowding around a body saying “Allahu Akbar” – God is Great in Arabic.
Russia is currently fighting in Syria with President Bashar al-Assad’s troops against the rebels and Islamic State (ISIS).
Sources say the brigade has now launched “a counter-offensive” against President Bashar and Russian troops in a bid to take back the Turkman mountains.
Russian plane shot down over Turkey
Tue, November 24, 2015
A Russian Su-24 fighter jet has been shot out of the sky over the Turkish-Syrian border.
Turkish presidential sources have said the jet was downed in line with the rules of engagement after violating the country’s airspace and failing to heed warnings.
He said the pilot was warned 10 times before they deployed the F16s to shoot it down.
A government official said: “We are trying to identify the nationality of the plane.”
The Turkish military released the flight radar they say is from the Russian jet they shot
Russia’s foreign minister Sergy Lavrov was expected to land in Istanbul at 4.30pm today – the same time as the urgent NATO meeting – ahead of talks with the Turkish government tomorrow, but so far there is no indication he will be leaving Moscow soon as he is in meetings with Mr Putin.
The Kremlin’s deputy speaker said while the world is grouping together against Islamic State, Turkey is helping them.
He said: “Turkey demonstrates it’s solidarity with the terrorists.”
The Kremlin called it a “very serious incident” but said it is too early to draw firm conclusions.
Video footage shows a plane exploding in the air before the fireball fell onto a Turkmen mountain near a village on the northern Syrian side of the border.
British foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, said: “Clearly this is a serious incident but it wouldn’t be wise to comment further until we have the facts.”
A Downing Street spokesman added: “We will continue to work closely with the Turks and we will stand by the offers of support we have made to them already.”
One of the Russian pilots has been captured by Syrian rebels
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the warplane crashed in a mountainous area in the northern countryside of Latakia province.
The fate of the crew was unknown, the Observatory said, adding there had been aerial bombardment in the area earlier, where pro-government forces have been battling insurgents on the ground.
While fears have arisen over the consequences of the downed plane, the European Council’s President, Donald Tusk, tweeted: “In this dangerous moment after downing of Russian jet, all should remain cool headed and calm.”
The Russian fighter jet went over a small section of Turkey, according to the Turkish military
Turkey called this week for a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss attacks on Turkmens in neighboring Syria, and last week Ankara summoned the Russian ambassador to protest the bombing of their villages.
Ankara has traditionally expressed solidarity with Syrian Turkmens, who are Syrians of Turkish descent.
About 1,700 people have fled the mountainous Syrian area to the Turkish border as a result of fighting in the last three days, a Turkish official said on Monday.
Russian jets have bombed the area in support of ground operations by Syrian government forces.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s office said he had spoken with the chief of military staff and the foreign minister about developments on the border, but did not mention the downed jet.
He instructed them to consult with NATO and the UN on the latest developments on the Syrian border.
Turkey has continually warned Russia and Syria not to edge into their airspace, and has said them it would shoot any planes violating that.
In October, when Russian planes flew into Turkish airspace two days in a row, NATO – of which Turkey is a leading member – released a statement which said: “Allies strongly protest these violations of Turkish sovereign airspace, and condemn these incursions into and violations of NATO airspace. Allies also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible behaviour.
“They call on the Russian Federation to cease and desist, and immediately explain these violations.
“Allies call on the Russian side to take all necessary measures to ensure that such violations do not take place in the future.”
The Sukhoi SU-24 is a supersonic, all weather attack aircraft developed in Russia. The aircraft features avariable-sweep wing, twin-engines and a side-by-side seating arrangement for its two crew.
It was the first of Russia’s aircraft to carry an integrated digital navigation and attack system.
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Iran Very Close To Gaining Nuke And Arab States Are Arming Themselves To The Teeth In Preparation To Face Iran
By Walid Shoebat
Intelligence provided to U.N. nuclear officials shows that Iran’s government has mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon, receiving assistance from foreign scientists to overcome key technical hurdles, according to Western diplomats and nuclear experts briefed on the findings which was reported by CBS. Saudi Arabia is not standing by, you have the large demand by Saudi Arabia, The Gulf States and Turkey to provide smart weapons to be shipped rapidly which exceeds US industry’s current capacity. What do these Arab states need thousands of sophisticated precision-guided munitions which includes the notorious BLU-109 penetrator warheads for the 2,000 lb-class weapons?
The US has cleared a sale of more than 19,000 smart bombs for Saudi Arabia, a week after key allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) raised concerns over an excuse of dwindling supplies of weapons.
Congress has 30 days to block the sale but is unlikely. If cleared by Congress, the sale, which could be worth up to $1.29 billion, would provide a wave of advanced munitions to a Saudi military. The claim for such a huge purchase is that Saudi Arabia has been conducting airstrikes in Syria and Yemen for several months. However, there is no way that the Saudis need major bunker busters to kill ISIS’s scattered Jihadis or Yemeni Houthis on the battle ground. For example, Saudi Arabia is purchasing 12,000 general purpose bombs weighing between 500 and 2,000 pounds from which 1,500 are the devastating type: 2,000-pound “bunker busters,” the BLU-109 penetrator.
What is missing in the deal for Saudi Arabia is the GBU-28 or the GBU-43 MOAB, which can penetrate underground fortifications (60 feet of concrete). Is this likely to deal with Iran’s nuclear facilities?
However, Israel got the GBU-28 which was supplied in secret to Israel in 2009, reversing a long-standing American refusal to sell the weapons to Jerusalem. If Saudi Arabia secures Israeli assistance, the 5,000-pound laser-guided bombs could be used in a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, though analysts say the weapon would be too small to take out Iran’s Fordo nuclear site which is buried under 300 feet of rock. The Pentagon has been testing a 30,000 pound bunker-buster which could reportedly penetrate Fordo, but the Obama administration has refused to sell the weapon to Israel and is not on the Saudi deal.
Iran’s Fordo Nuclear Facility
While destroying Fordo would be a difficult endeavor and must ensure that the bombs would be able to drill through both the side of the mountain and the facility’s hardened shell before detonating, the task might still be completed, but not without possibilities of failure. The problem is that while the BLU-109 are powerful weapons, it’s not certain that they are actually powerful enough to blast through the thick layers of earth and concrete surrounding Natanz and (especially) Fordo. A strike with these weapons might destroy the facilities; but then again, it might not. The BLU-109, for instance, is rated to penetrate around six feet of concrete — but Natanz facility (30-plus feet of earth) it might need several hits to complete a drill process. A 2006 study of the problem by researchers at MIT’s Security Studies Program argued for example, that taking out Natanz with BLU-113s is possible, but only in a large-scale strike involving 80+ warheads to drill into the facilities. It is no wonder why Saudi Arabia purchased 1,500 of these drill puppies which does not include the purchase by the Gulf states.
The only problem is that if Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States decide to take on such a mission is that failure would create a Pearl Harbor effect in which Iran could retaliate and nuke Saudi Arabia when it gains its nukes.
Such deals arming Saudi Arabia is using the war on ISIS as an excuse. As we have argued for a while, ISIS comes in really handy for all sorts of nations to be armed to the teeth from the Middle East to Japan’s desire to reverse its status quo to become a military superstate. Using ISIS as major excuse, the U.S. is also arming the Gulf nations to a point that it raises red flags on munition levels.
US Defense Security Cooperation Agency November 16, 2015 The State Department has made a determination approving Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Saudi Arabia. Estimated cost of $1.29 billion. Major Defense Equipment (MDE) includes: One thousand (1000) GBU-10 Paveway II Laser Guided Bombs (LGBs) Two thousand, three hundred (2,300) BLU-117/MK-84 2000lb General Purpose (GP) Bombs Four thousand twenty (4,020) GBU-12 Paveway II LGBs Eight thousand twenty (8,020) BLU-111/MK-82 500lb GP BombsOne thousand, one hundred (1,100) GBU-24 Paveway III LGBs One thousand, five hundred (1,500) BLU-109 2000lb Penetrator Warheads Four hundred (400) GBU-31(V1) KMU-556 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) tail kits One thousand (1,000) GBU-31(V3) KMU-557 JDAM tail kits Three thousand (3,000) GBU-38 KMU-572 JDAM tail kits Two thousand (2,000) GBU-48 Enhanced Paveway II, dual mode Global Positioning System (GPS)/LGB with the MXU-667 Airfoil and the MAU-169L/B Computer Control Group (CCG) Dual mode Two thousand (2,000) BLU-110/MK-83 1000lb GP Bombs Five hundred (500) GBU-54 KMU-572 Laser JDAM tail kits, dual mode GPS/LGB with the MXU-667 Airfoil and the MAU-169L/B CCG Dual mode Three hundred (300) GBU-56 KMU 556 Laser JDAM tail kits, dual mode GPS/LGB with the MXU-667 Airfoil and the MAU-169L/B CCG Dual mode Ten thousand two hundred (10,200) FMU-152 Fuzes This request also includes the following Non-MDE items
And then we have Turkey which received U.S. State Department approval for the purchase of Joint Direct Attack Munitions through the Foreign Military Sales program which includes 200 BLU-109 Hard Target Penetrator Warheads and 1,000 FMU-152A/B fuzes amongst other weapons.
All these Muslim nations now will obtain JDAM is an attachable kits that turns free-fall bombs into precision weapons through the addition of an integrated inertial guidance system and Global Positioning System receiver. The kit also gives the bomb a glide distance of as much as 15 miles.
Precession bombing has been predicted in the Bible:
“Their arrows shall be like those of an expert warrior; furthermore, none shall return in vain” (Jeremiah 50:9).
This is modern precision bombing. Not a single missile will miss it’ target. The only problem is that these verses apply to Arabia since Iran will also have some eye-opening capabilities. Iran’s enemies could run into substantial difficulties since Russia has announced that it would be willing to sell the S-300 air defence system, which can hit aircraft at high altitude from a 150-mile range, to Iran.
If Iran were to acquire the S-300s, Tehran would be able to set up a formidable ring of defence around its nuclear sites. This would make Iranian air defences much more difficult to overcome, raising the scale and therefore the stakes of any bombing run against the country’s nuclear facilities.
In summary, what we are looking at is a definite war.
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Credible Intel: Impending Attacks By ISIS In America – King Abdullah Warns Of World War III Within Islam
By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
It was reported after the seven Friday the 13th terror attacks in Paris, France that killed over 120 people, that Iraq intelligence had warned France, Iran and America prior to the attack, that information gathered led them to believe that those specific countries were to be “targeted soon.”
“Information has been obtained from Iraqi intelligence sources that the countries to be targeted soon, before it occurred, are Europe in general, specifically France, as well as America and Iran,” Jaafari said from the sidelines of talks in Vienna on ending the war in Syria on Saturday.
He said the countries had been informed. A video of his comments was posted on his website.
Due to the fact that all seven attacks happened in a coordinated manner, it is clear, after the fact, that Iraq intelligence was accurate, meaning that America should be on high alert of a pending attack or multiple attacks, yet no alert has gone out publicly to the American people. It is also painfully obvious that ISIS groups and/or supporters are capable of planning and implementing coordinated attacks in multiple locations, despite Barack Obama’s claim that ISIS has been “contained.”
With a recent disturbing report that Germany’s friendly against Holland, which was to be attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and members of her cabinet, had to be canceled just 90 minutes before kick-off due to a “a concrete tip that an explosives attack was planned against this international match in the stadium,” it is clear that ISIS has kicked their terrorist activities, in multiple countries into high gear.
Setting aside the sheer irresponsibility of Barack Obama’s decision to not only continue to bring Syrian refugees into America, but to “fast-track” the process after the France attacks despite over 26 U.S. Governors publicly rejecting the idea of settling refugees that have been infiltrated by ISIS into their states, with the White House refusing to provide concerned Governors information on those “refugees” to be resettled by the federal government in their states, we find the absence of a public statement by U.S. government officials about the credible threat warned of by Iraq intelligence regarding an impending attack against America to be astounding.
With the recent revelation that the FBI has nearly 1,000 active ISIS probes in the U.S., along with the fact that there is no tracking mechanism in place for supposed “Syrian refugees”, only reported on because one recently went “missing,” in conjunction with the Iraq intelligence warning of a pending attack in the U.S., there is no doubt this goes way beyond simple incompetence on the part of the Obama administration.
Barack Obama putting his agenda to bring over 100,000 refugees into the U.S. per year by 2017, ahead of the lives of Americans he is sworn to protect.
To date, Barack Obama has refused to call Islamic terrorism by name, has in fact, refused to refer to Islam at all in his statements about any terror attacks conducted by Islamic extremists across the globe, something that King Abdullah from Jordan has just done while warning of “World War III” against humanity.
“We are facing a third world war against humanity and this is what brings us all together,” he told a press conference. “This is a war, as I’ve said repeatedly, within Islam”
How does Obama expect to fight an enemy he will not even name?
With Russia having done more damage to ISIS in a few short weeks of bombing them than the U.S. and allies have in a seven-moth+ bombing campaign , one has to wonder why the MSM has refused to ask the obvious question of whether Obama even wants to stop ISIS.
The bottom line is there is credible intel provided by Iraq, proven to be accurate by the tragic events in Paris on November 13th, which is being ignore by the Obama administration, at a time where Thanksgiving gatherings, Christmas and News Years events are scheduled all across the country, and well as the infamous Black Friday shopping events, and Barack Obama is is setting us all up to be sitting ducks for ISIS and the Islamic extremists that support them
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David Cameron is facing fresh demands from his own MPs to launch air strikes against terrorists in Syria, amid warnings that the attacks in Paris must be a “wake-up call” for Britain
By Tim Ross, and Ben Farmer
11:35AM GMT 14 Nov 2015
The Paris terrorist attacks sparked fresh calls for Britain to take military action against Islamic State in their heartland of Syria.
David Cameron was forced to shelve plans for a vote in the Commons on whether to extend British air strikes from Iraq into Syria because the government did not have enough support for the move among Tory and Labour MPs.
However, Conservatives said the attacks in France would convince more MPs that the only way to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant was by attacking them in Syria.
Sir Gerald Howarth, a Tory MP and former defence minister, said: “This is a wake-up call. It does emphasise that we are engaged in a war. We simply have to respond to it.
“This attack was very well planned and was clearly not seen by the French intelligence services. We need to understand more about who did it. I suspect it will add force to the argument that it doesn’t make sense to stop at the Syrian border. But we do need to coordinate with Russia.”
Sir Gerald said it was “illogical” for British air strikes to be restricted to Isil targets in Iraq when the jihadists’ headquarters and other bases were in Syria. He also argued that Britain should take tougher action to control immigration in order to protect the country’s national security in future.
Another Conservative MP, Nadine Dorries, called on Mr Cameron to call a Commons vote on bombing in Syria as soon as possible.
“Monday (and no later) is the time to rerun that crucial vote on bombing IS territory in Syria,” she said.
Andrew Bridgen, the Tory MP who led opposition to air strikes against the Assad regime in Syria in 2013, said there was now a clear case for acting against Isil in Syria.
“The horrors in Paris have changed the game. I would hope that MPs who were uneasy about military action in Syria will now think again.”
He said Mr Cameron should call a vote on such military action as soon as possible.
“The border between Iraq and Syria is artificial,” he said. Isil do not recognise the boundary and if the West wants to defeat the terrorists, Isil must be attacked in both countries, he said.
Mr Bridgen said the Paris massacre also added weight to the case for strengthening surveillance powers for intelligence agencies in Britain.
Lord West, a former First Sea Lord, said the attacks underlined the need to “destroy Isil”.
The former head of the Navy said Britain should now get more heavily involved in the war against Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.
He rejected concerns that taking action would lay the country open to terrorist attacks. He said: “They will attack us anyway, whether we go for them or not. They have quite clearly said they will kill innocent civilians.
“We are not as fully involved as we should be. We jolly well need to step up to the plate.”
He said he wanted to see a broad strategic plan to move forward, that was not restricted to airstrikes.
He said the West should make overtures to Russia, Iran and if necessary Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. Strategy should look at the militants funding and how to “take them apart” in the propaganda war.
Troops from Arab allies including Egypt or Jordan could be used in Syria, he suggested.
He said: “I see no difficulty, if that package, is there having our aircraft involved.
“We have got to destroy Isil.”
The Prime Minister was chairing a meeting of Cobra, the government’s emergency committee, in London on Saturday morning.
While the focus was due to be on assessing any immediate threats to the UK, the Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, was among the ministers attending the meeting.
Mr Fallon warned earlier this month that it would be “morally indefensible” for Britain not to join the US-led air strikes against Isil in Syria when the jihadists posed a direct threat to British national security.
The Paris attacks came just a day after the Islamic State murderer, Mohammed Emwazi, a former London student who became known as “Jihadi John”, was believed to have been killed in a US air strike.
Nato officials said France had yet to make an official request for help from the military alliance, but the attacks were likely to be discussed by its North Atlantic Council decision making body this week.
Flags at the alliance HQ in Brussels were being lowered to half mast. Meanwhile, the US military said it would assist the French military in any way it can.
Gen Philip Breedlove, head of US European Command, said: “I’m in the process of contacting the senior military leaders of France and will assist in any way our military can.
“We will continue to stand beside our oldest Nato Ally to deter, disrupt and defeat terrorists who threaten our values, freedoms and our way of life.”
Mr Cameron is due to travel to Turkey for the G20 meeting of world leaders this weekend. He is expected to hold talks with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Monday.
The Prime Minister is expected to urge President Putin to halt the Russian bombing of anti-Assad targets in Syria in order to coordinate an international offensive against Isil.
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By Matt Ward
The Russian economy is in freefall. Notable economic experts are now declaring that Russia’s economy is doomed and believe it is only a matter of time until the obvious cracks currently appearing turn into a full rupture. Then an inevitable Russian collapse.
The Russian ruble is down significantly against the US dollar and the Russian central bank has been raising interest rates in a desperate bid to halt the ruble’s collapse. The ruble today is near an all-time low.
Russia’s problem is simple—oil, which has traditionally propped up the Russian economy, is falling in price due to competition. At the same time Russia’s central bank has allowed interest rates to rise to exorbitant levels meaning that ordinary Russians no longer want to put their money into Russian banks. They don’t want to put their money into oil either.
This is a huge problem because Russia doesn’t really have much of an economy in a traditional sense as much as it has a vast oil exporting business. The combination of more of a supply from the United States and less demand from countries like Europe, China and Japan have decimated what was left of their already fragile economy.
Cheaper oil means Russia’s vast oil companies have less dollars to turn into rubles which means the value of the ruble falls and falls. It is a decline that is almost impossible to stop. What Russia’s economy certainly cannot manage at this time is a whole scale, prolonged military adventure in the Middle East.
Today, in late October, 2015 Russia is actively subjugating Syria. The rapidity of this action, in what now must surely be termed an invasion, is astounding. This is an event of worldwide significance and some geopolitical experts believe that September 30, 2015 may become known in the future as a day of infamy. Some believe that history will record this day as the beginning of the Third World War.
It was on September 30 that Russia’s Parliament, the Duma, granted Vladimir Putin complete authority to use military force in Syria. Since then the Russian military build-up has been exponential. Full Russian militarization of Syria has begun in earnest. What has been an open secret for some weeks is now fully in the open; Russia are in Syria to stay, and they are bringing their Iranian and Chinese friends along with them.
Vladimir Putin has quickly mobilized a force of 150,000 Russian soldiers, expressly for the Syrian battlefield. This is no half-hearted, piece meal bombing campaign, this is a full scale invasion. The satellite imagery of Russian military equipment gathered at Latakia is deeply suggestive of a wider Russian military campaign aim, other than the stated aims of propping up Bashir al Assad or the destruction of ISIS.
The collation of military equipment hints instead at a full blown effort to insert themselves forcefully and militarily into the Middle East on a permanent basis. The military assets at Latakia are suggestive of a clear Russian intent to militarily influence and dominate the entire Middle East region for a long time to come.
The Russian air force at the Bassel-al Assad airbase comprises at least 32 fighter jets, including twelve Su-25 Frogfoot jet aircrafts, twelve Su-25 Fencers and four SU-30 Flanker, in addition to reconnaissance drones, transport and MI-24 attack helicopters. It is being added to on an almost daily basis.
Some of the aircraft identified at the base are designed for aerial interception, others are for ground support. While some aircraft at this base do seem fit for a campaign against ISIS such as the six SU-34 Fullback attack planes, which are purposely designed to attack ground forces, other aircraft present at the base raise serious questions. The SU-30 Flankers, for example, are expressly for air to air combat and do not therefore have an obvious role against militants. ISIS does not have an air force.
As well as the attack helicopters, the six main battle tanks, the countless artillery pieces and armored personal carriers, Russia have also installed up to sixty SA-22 surface to air missiles. These are highly sophisticated and efficient air protective systems. The Russians have carved out for themselves a “bubble” in the heart of Syria from which they are projecting their considerable force outward.
In effect, they are using this as a “beach head” and are launching out from it to subjugate and pacify the rest of the country. Latakia has become a large Russian forward operating base.
General Phillip Breedlove, Nato’s supreme allied commander in Europe stated: “These very sophisticated air defense capabilities are not about Isis.” That is an understatement.
Additionally, at the Naval base of Tartus, the Russians have amassed an equally formidable array of naval hardware including two guided missile cruisers, various amphibious warships, a surveillance ship, a warship and the icing on the cake – a fully armed, state of the art Russian nuclear submarine.
Russia’s entire military involvement in Syria seems to follow well-known Soviet military doctrine: Decisive action, deception and a layered and careful rollout of forces. This has the hall- marks of an operation that has been exceptionally well planned and thoroughly thought out well before actual Russian engagement in Syria.
It also seems to have been a coordinated effort.
Russia’s ally—Iran, has in the last week sent a force of between two to three thousand army personnel into Syria. This significant Iranian force has been sent directly to the Golan Heights region of Syria; next door to Israel’s border. Russia is using its air assets to cover this force, prompting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to concede last week that he fully expects to have to deal with Russian incursions into Israeli air space in the coming weeks and months over the Golan Heights region of Israel.
Shockingly, Benjamin Netanyahu expects Russia to infringe Israeli airspace.
Aligned to this impressive military build-up, Russia have also completely overridden the cyber waves of the Middle East. Gaining access and control of the Iraqi air base of Al Taqaddum, Russia has secretly delivered two Ilyushin-20 super-surveillance planes to Iraq and Syria. All of this provides Russia with a, “…strong arc of aerial control over the whole of the Middle East region.”
These aircraft are exceptional intelligence gathering platforms, able to stay airborne for up to twelve hours each and are capable of collecting, organizing and disseminating vast amounts of data to field operators and mission command facilities in the Middle East and at home in Russia. They can supply Russian commanders with a complete and detailed up to date picture of events on the ground.
Ominously these aircraft have been flying so close to the Israeli border that the widely held belief is that Russia are not in fact gathering intelligence only in Syria, but on Israel too. Gathering information related to IDF movements on the Golan and eavesdropping electronically on conversations between IDF personal and Israeli command Headquarters in Tel Aviv.
All this military build-up takes place against a backdrop of a ruined and doomed Russian economy that can ill afford this kind of vast and ever expanding military commitment. Astronomically expensive though it is, it is now clear that Russia are going to be a significant presence in the Middle East for the foreseeable future.
What remains unclear is the real aims of Russia in the Middle East. The world has been caught off guard and simply does not know how to respond. Fortunately, the Bible, which reveals the “end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10), plainly states Russia’s aims when it eventually invades Israel. Russia will come, “…to take a spoil.”
Russia will: “…plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land” (Ezekiel 38:12).
Whether this attack comes this year, next year or in five years only the Lord God knows. Russia are coming to pillage the Middle East and if the wealth of Israel is not already at the forefront of Russia’s aspirations, it soon will be. What is very clear, even at this stage is this: The platform for this eventual invasion is being laid right now and the bricks completing Russia’s domination of the Middle East are almost in place.
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DEBKAfile Special Report November 2, 2015, 1:50 PM (IDT)
Syrian media reported an Israeli air force attack Sunday, Nov. 1, after two sorties Friday night against Syrian army and Hizballah bases in the Qalamoun Mountains on the Lebanese border. The IDF declined to confirm or deny these reports. Syrian sources described a large number of Israeli airplanes as bombing a Hizballah unit based in the village of El Ain in northern Lebanon and the arms depot of the 155th Brigade of the Syrian army at Al-Katifa to the east.
The two targets are 70 km apart. So these air strikes must have targeted two key points along the Iranian arms supply route to Hizballah.
They also raise three important questions:
1. Did Israel’s Tel Aviv command center use the hotline to Russian headquarters to give Moscow prior warning of air strikes against Syrian and Hizballah targets, explaining that no harm was intended to the Russian military in Syria?
Hardly likely; the Russians would not be expected to tolerate Israeli bombardments so close to their own military enclave in Latakia province.
2. Did Russian surveillance planes and stations detect the approach of Israel’s bombers and decide not to interfere?
After all, Israel has turned a blind eye to repeated Russian air strikes in the last few days against rebel positions in the southern Syrian town of Deraa and Quneitra opposite IDF Golan positions. The two cases suggest a gentlemen’s agreement between Russia and Israel to abstain from interfering with each other’s air operations over Syria, so long as there are no direct clashes between the two air forces. This could easily have happened when Russian planes bombed Quneitra. So is Moscow giving Israel enough aerial leeway to strike Iranian, Syria and Hizballah targets so long as there is no interference in Russian operations?
That too is unlikely because it would amount to permission for the Israeli air force to operate inside the anti-access/area denial bubble which the Russian air force has imposed over Syria.
3. Did the Israeli air force use electronic warfare measures to jam the tracking systems installed in Russian spy planes and air defense missile systems in Syria?
debkafile’s military sources have this answer: Israel and Russia have been conducting a clandestine electronic contest for 33 years, since the memorable episode in 1982, when the Israeli air force destroyed in a single strike the entire Russian air defense missile system installed in Syria.
Since then, the Russians have worked hard to develop electronic warfare measures for gaining on the Israeli edge, without much success.
This was strikingly demonstrated in September 2007, when the Russian-made electronic tracking and warfare systems, which were the backbone of Syria air defense missile batteries, missed the Israeli warplanes as they came in to bomb the North Korean-built Iranian-Syrian plutonium reactor going up in northern Syria.
This lapse may have recurred in the case of the Israeli air sorties Saturday.
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‘This Is Going To Get Very Ugly Quickly’ – 250 Million Potentially Dead With ‘Most Deadly Of All’ False Flag Unfolding And World War 3 Upon Us
By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die
Are we about to witness the most deadly false flag of all? With World War 3 hanging in the balance and all of the worlds superpowers now in Syria, are we about to witness Biblical prophecy unfolded as so well stated in this recent story from the Big Wobble? In the 1st video below, Rick Wiles of TruNews tells us with the recent announcement that the Pentagon is sending ground troops into Syria, ‘this is going to get very ugly quickly.’
Wiles tells us why we could soon see a quarter of a billion people dead with the recent announcement yesterday from the Pentagon that Barack Obama will be sending US Special Forces ground troops into Syria allegedly to hunt down ISIS and tells us the real reason he’s sending them in is to hunt down Russian Spetsnaz.
With Syria about to become even more of a quagmire than it already was with US Special Forces sent into the ‘death zone’, we can easily see a scenario unfolding where they’ll be ‘accidentally’ targeted by Russian missiles who are REALLY hunting down ISIS and as ANP readers know, there’s no better way for the elite to get Americans begging to get into a shooting war with Russia than to tell them Russia just killed some of our brave men and women in uniform.
Wiles also tells us that Obama has somehow managed to infuriate both China and Russia on the same day with our Navy’s recent transit in the South China Seas and according to Wiles, Obama should be taken away in handcuffs and is absolutely insane for provoking both China and the Russians and edging us all ever closer to nuclear annihilation.
“I believe Mr. Obama is mentally unstable” Wiles tells us and “I believe somebody in Washington should handcuff him and take him to a mental institution before he starts World War 3 and a quarter of a billion people dies because of his madness”. Wiles continues: “I believe the Lord is allowing Mr. Obama to lose his mind and if he doesn’t get a grip, he’ll end up like Nebuchadnezzar driven to madness.”
Wiles also tells us that if Hillary Clinton is (s)elected, she’ll set up a no-fly zone over Syria, another act that could quickly lead to war with Russia if we ever make it to the 2016 (s)election w/o worldwide nuclear annihilation happening first because of the elite’s desire to see humanity come to a fiery end.
After Wiles talks about the recent moves by the US Navy sending warships to the South China Seas, the topic turns to Syria at the 4 minute 45 second mark in a video that should help anybody who listens to it understand that we are all in potentially huge trouble with ‘leaders’ like we now have making ludicrous decisions.
Geopolitcal expert Felix Imonti joins Rick shortly after the 8 minute mark to talk about the implications of these latest administrations that could have devastating repercussions for everybody.
Syria is absolutely mind blowing and shows what Syria looks like now. Is this what Isaiah 17:1 warns of, Damascus, Syria in a ruinous heap? Also, keep in mind what Syria looked like prior to the US getting involved. Would Syria and the entire world be better off if the US never tried to depose Syrian President Assad as Donald Trump recently said of Iraq and Libya with Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi?
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