I am about to share with you some absolutely astounding information.  It turns out that the exact day when reproductions of the arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal are going to be erected in Times Square in New York City and in Trafalgar Square in London is also the exact day when a very important occult festival related to the worship of Baal begins.

April 19th is the first day of a 13 day period of time known as “the Blood Sacrifice to the Beast” that culminates on the high occult holy day of Beltane on May 1st.  In some parts of the world, Beltane is much better known as “May Day”, and it has been described as the “Illuminati’s second most sacred holiday”.  As you will see below, we have indeed witnessed a disturbing series of “blood sacrifices” during the second half of April in recent years, and many people wonder if there is a connection.

April 19th is also known as the Feast of Moloch.  If you are not familiar with “Moloch” or “Molech”, it is an ancient Canaanite god that is repeatedly denounced in the Old Testament.  Child sacrifice was a key feature of the worship of Moloch, and a giant statue of this pagan deity is set up at the Bohemian Grove in northern California every year.

Is it just a coincidence that reproductions of the arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria are going up in New York and London on the precise day when the Feast of Moloch is celebrated and when the Blood Sacrifice to the Beast begins?  The organization in charge of this “cultural project” is the Institute for Digital Archaeology.  The following comes directly from their website.

April 19, 2016, in cooperation with national and international cultural heritage preservation organizations, and in conjunction with World Heritage Week 2016, the Institute for Digital Archaeology will install a monumental scale reconstruction of Palmyra’s Triumphal Arch on Trafalgar Square.  Through this project and others like it scheduled throughout 2016 in cities both inside and outside the Middle East;  the IDA seeks to provide an optimistic and constructive response to the ongoing threats to history and heritage that have captured headlines over the past year.  Our aim is to highlight the potential for the triumph of human ingenuity over violence by offering innovative, technology-driven options for the stewardship of objects and architecture from our shared past.

Are we to believe that this date was chosen at random?

Is it just some sort of weird “accident” that the date they decided on begins a 13 day period of time which is exceedingly significant for the worship of Baal?…

“April 19 – May 1: Blood Sacrifice To The Beast, a most critical 13-day period. Fire sacrifice is required on April 19.

April 19 is the first day of the 13-day Satanic ritual day relating to fire;  the fire god, Baal, or Molech/Nimrod (the Sun God), also known as the Roman god, Saturn (Satan/Devil). This day is a major human sacrifice day, demanding fire sacrifice with an emphasis on children. This day is one of the most important human sacrifice days, and as such, has had some very important historic events occur on this day.”

And as I mentioned above, we have indeed witnessed some very noteworthy “blood sacrifices” during the second half of the month of April over the past few decades.

The following list of events that have happened on or around April 19th comes from Vigilant Citizen…

April 19, 1993; Waco Massacre: An FBI assault lead to the burning down of the compound of a sect named Branch Davidians, killing 76 men, women and children.

April 19, 1995; Oklahoma City bombing:  168 people killed.

April 20, 1999; Columbine High School Massacre:  13 people murdered, 21 injured.

April 16, 2007; Virginia Tech Massacre:  32 killed; 17 injured.

April 16, 2013; Boston Marathon Explosions:  3 killed; 107 injured.

In addition, let’s not forget that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot to death on April 19th.

I also wanted to note that since 2016 is a leap year, April 20th will be the 111th day of the year, and triple numbers are considered to be “power dates” in the occult world.

This 13 day period which begins on April 19th culminates with the high occult holy day of Beltane on May 1st.  In recent years, this occult holiday has experienced a tremendous resurgence;  especially in Europe.  The origin of Beltane can be traced all the way back to the worship of Baal in the ancient Middle East.  The following comes from examiner.com:

Beltane (pronounced, “B’yal-t’n”) begins April 30th at sundown and lasts until sunrise on May 1st. Beltane is the opposite of Halloween on the Satanic calendar as Halloween is a time of reaping, while Beltane is a time of rebirth. This holiday is a time to celebrate fertility, indulgence, the rebirth of spring, and the Sumerian God Enlil (Baal), this is where the name “Beltane” originates.

Before any real celebrating took place, wood from nine different types of trees gathered and a sacred grid was made. The grid was created by drawing a square on the ground and dividing it into eight smaller squares. Turf from the eight outer squares, were dug out leaving the ninth square intact. The Beltane fire symbolized the central hearth of the community, the divine fire in the center of all things, and the spark of life within mankind.

Beltane celebrations were celebrated in the nude and without shame. Celebrants would dance around the maypole which stood as a phallic symbol. Couples would pair up, jump through the bonfire, and had sex in the woods all night, after intense feasting.

And as I discussed in my article the other day, the worship of Baal can be traced all the way back to an ancient king of Babylon that is known in Sumerian sources as Enmerkar, but that is known in the Bible as Nimrod.  He established the very first “New World Order” in the ancient world, and he fundamentally changed the course of human history.

After he passed away, this ancient king of Babylon eventually came to be worshipped as a sun god under a whole host of different names: Marduk, Osiris, Apollo etc.

Many secret societies and occult groups believe that someday this ancient deity will be “resurrected” and will once again take his place as the ruler of the world.  And many Christian scholars are entirely convinced that there is some sort of connection between the ancient figure of Nimrod and the coming Antichrist.

So is it just a coincidence that we are erecting arches for this ancient deity in New York and London on a date that is exceedingly significant for those that worship this ancient deity?

Could it be possible that there is more to these “gateways” that are being constructed than we are being told?

Could it be possible that we are laying out giant “welcome signs” for the Antichrist?

We have entered a period of time known in the Bible as “the last days”.  If you think that what you have read in this article is a bit strange, well the truth is that you haven’t seen anything yet.

From this point forward, things are going to get much, much stranger.

Ultimately, the world that we live in is going to come to resemble something out of a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel.

So enjoy the remaining days of “normal life” as we have all come to know it.

Our world is rapidly changing, and those changes will soon become extremely dramatic.

Re-posted from  http://prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm


Who Were the Nephilim?


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The Nephilim (Hebrew: נפלים, Nefilīm) were a race that came to dominate the antediluvian (pre-flood) world, and are referred to in the Bible as the heroes of old, men of renown. They were reportedly the children born to the “Sons of God” by the “daughters of men“, and are described as giants. It is also most important to note that they are mentioned almost simultaneous to God’s statement that He would destroy the earth by flood, and it seems from this association that their effect upon mankind was one of the primary justifications that brought the destruction.

When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the LORD said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them.” – Genesis 6:1-7 (NIV)

“Nephilim” is rendered fallen, or possibly feller: a tyrant or bully. Several English translations, such as the King James Versionrendered the word “giants”. In the Greek Septuagint the word “nephilim” was also translated as “gigantes” (gigantic). This translation is undoubtedly used because the Nephilim later became known as giants to the ancient Hebrews, as illustrated by the manner in which they were referenced when the Israelite spies were sent into Canaan (Numbers 13:33 ).[1]


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It is unclear what the Sons of God were, but they are distinguished from the daughters of men. The most obvious interpretation is that the Nephilim were a hybrid race between two distinct beings. There are at least three schools of thought regarding the Sons of God.

The older view, held nearly unanimously by ancient writers prior toAugustine of Hippo, is that the Nephilim were a hybrid race between certain fallen angels, called the Benei Ha’Elohim (“Sons of God”) or The Watchers in extra-Biblical traditions, and human women. While there has always been a minority of churchmen who followed this view, it has been promoted recently by popular writers such as Stephen Quayle [2].

In The Genesis RecordHenry Morris summarizes:

There were giants “also after that,” in the days of the Canaanites, and these were likewise known as, among other things, the Nephilim (Numbers 13:33). Humanly speaking, they were descended from Anak, and so were also known as the Anakim. These people were, of course, known to Moses and it was probably he who editorially inserted the phrase “and also after that” into Noah’s original record here in Genesis 6:4. Moses probably also inserted the information that these were the “mighty men of old, men of renown,” men whose exploits of strength and violence had made them famous in song and fable in all nations in the ages following the Flood. To rebellious men of later times, they were revered as great heroes; but in God’s sight they were merely ungodly men of violence and evil.[4]

Several tribes are encountered in the campaign of the Five Kings in Abraham’s day that some argue might be Nephilim or hybrids of Nephilim. They are described as having become several tribes occupying the lands around the Valley of Siddim (Dead Sea) and evidently intermixed with the Canaanites.

Genesis 14 and Deuteronomy 2 name these tribes as the Rephaim (“titans”, children of “Rapha”), Zuzim or Zamzummim (“terrible ones”), Emim, Horites, and Anakim (“crushing tyrants”). The tribe of the Anakim are directly connected with the Nephilim in the false report of the spies described in (Numbers 13:33 ). The context of the passages suggest that the other tribes of giants were relatives of the Anakim or other lines of Nephilim, particularly the Rephaim whose giant descendant is described as living in Gath along with the Anakim Goliath and Lahmi (see below). The Rephaim are giants (in fact these peoples are generally described as being tall or large) and seem to have been thus matched with the Nephilim based on the English rendering of “giants” in Genesis 6.

The tribe of the Anakim were descended from a giant named Anak, who was a son or grandson of a giant named “Arba”, from which the ancient city of Hebron was originally called “Kiriath Arba” or “The City of Arba” because “Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim”[5]. This tribe was so tall, that the weak-kneed spies reported, “we are like grasshoppers to them.”

Scripture describes how the tribes of giants were fought and destroyed by the tribes of normal men who replaced them, including the Israelites. Moses killed Og, king of the Rehpaim who lived on the Golan heights near Mt. Hermon. Og had a bed nine cubits long (13.5 to 15.5 feet, depending on which cubit was used) and was called “last of the remnant of the giants”[6]. Og may be the source of the word “ogre” in the English language.

Joshua drove the three remaining sons of Anak out of Hebron in his first campaignm. They evidently reoccupied the city of Hebron while Joshua was waging his campaign against Canaanite cities in the North. Caleb later retook Hebron and killed the three giants[7].

Later David and Saul fought a remnant of smaller giants who had taken refuge in the Philistine city of Gath. They included Goliath, who was about nine feet tall, and his brother Lahmi “whose spear had a shaft like a weaver’s rod”. The last of the Gittite giants was slain, “In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha”[8].

The last Scriptural reference to the giants may be Isaiah 45:14 , which prophecies that Sabean “men of stature” will become slaves in chains of the redeemed Israelites.

The characteristics of these tribes described in Scripture:

  • Their height was two or three times the height of normal men.
  • They were associated with some kind of unholy intermixing before the Flood.
  • They were closely associated with the wicked Canaanites after the Flood.
  • In one case they are described as having polydactyly (extra fingers and toes).
  • Unlike the Canaanites, there are no examples of Nephilim who became followers of God.

Apocryphal references

The Nephilim are described in great detail in the Book of Jubilees and Book of Enoch. Both of these books have been traditionally rejected as apocryphal by the European Church. However, they were both considered canonical by the Ethiopic Church from the time of Christ until today, and the Book of Enoch was quoted in the Biblical Epistle of Jude.

Jubilees has the following to say about the sons of God and the Nephilim:

“And in the second week of the tenth jubilee [449-55 A.M.]Mahalalel took unto him to wife Dinah, the daughter of Barakiel the daughter of his father’s brother, and she bare him a son in the third week in the sixth year, [461 A.M.] and he called his name Jared, for in his days the angels of the Lord descended on the earth, those who are named the Watchers, that they should instruct the children of men, and that they should do judgment and uprightness on the earth.” – Jubilees 4:15

“And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the angels of God saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they bare unto them sons and they were giants. And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth -all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men (was) thus evil continually. And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had wrought all manner of evil before His eyes. And He said that He would destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth which He had created. But Noah found grace before the eyes of the Lord. And against the angels whom He had sent upon the earth, He was exceedingly wroth, and He gave commandment to root them out of all their dominion, and He bade us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and behold they are bound in the midst of them, and are (kept) separate. And against their sons went forth a command from before His face that they should be smitten with the sword, and be removed from under heaven. And He said ‘My spirit shall not always abide on man; for they also are flesh and their days shall be one hundred and twenty years’. And He sent His sword into their midst that each should slay his neighbour, and they began to slay each other till they all fell by the sword and were destroyed from the earth.” – Jubilees 5:1-8

The Book of Enoch has the following to say about them:

“It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful. And when the angels, the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamoured of them, saying to each other, Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children. Then their leader Samyaza said to them; I fear that you may perhaps be indisposed to the performance of this enterprise; And that I alone shall suffer for so grievous a crime.

But they answered him and said; We all swear;

And bind ourselves by mutual execrations, that we will not change our intention, but execute our projected undertaking. Then they swore all together, and all bound themselves by mutual execrations. Their whole number was two hundred, who descended upon Ardis, which is the top of mount Armon.

That mountain therefore was called Armon, because they had sworn upon it, and bound themselves by mutual execrations.[Mt. Armon, or Mt. Hermon, derives its name from the Hebrew word herem, a curse.]

These are the names of their chiefs: Samyaza, who was their leader, Urakabarameel, Akibeel, Tamiel, Ramuel, Danel, Azkeel, Saraknyal, Asael, Armers, Batraal, Anane, Zavebe, Samsaveel, Ertael, Turel, Yomyael, Arazyal. These were the prefects of the two hundred angels, and the remainder were all with them.

Then they took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery, incantations, and the dividing of roots and trees.

And the women conceiving brought forth giants,

Whose stature was each three hundred cubits. These devoured all which the labor of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them; When they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them; And began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood. Their flesh one after another.[Or, “one another’s flesh.” R.H. Charles notes that this phrase may refer to the destruction of one class of giants by another.]

Then the earth reproved the unrighteous.

Moreover Azazyel taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates, the fabrication of mirrors, and the workmanship of bracelets and ornaments, the use of paint, the beautifying of the eyebrows, the use of stones of every valuable and select kind, and all sorts of dyes, so that the world became altered.

Impiety increased; fornication multiplied; and they transgressed and corrupted all their ways.

Amazarak taught all the sorcerers, and dividers of roots: Armers taught the solution of sorcery; Barkayal taught the observers of the stars, Akibeel taught signs; Tamiel taught astronomy; And Asaradel taught the motion of the moon,

And men, being destroyed, cried out; and their voice reached to heaven.” – Enoch 6-7.


Some argue that the Sons of God could not be angels because:

  • A major theme of the Old Testament is the negative outcome of believers intermarrying with unbelievers.
  • Angels are spiritual beings, and therefore not reproductively compatible with human women.

Advocates of the Angel-hybrid position hold that:

  • Angels are recorded on two occasions in Scripture as eating food, therefore they have some ability to interact with the material world.
  • Angels can at times be indistinguishable from human beings, and “some have entertained angels unawares,” (Hebrews 13:2)
  • The sexual immorality of Sodom and Gommorah is described as “likewise” in comparison to the actions of the angels that “left their proper dwelling” and that Jesus has chained in darkness until Judgment(Jude 6 & 7).
  • We really don’t know what angels can and cannot do, as we lack the ability to capture and study them, and Scripture says little about them.
  • The question should be decided by the context and evidence rather than a preconceived idea about the nature of angels.
  • The Augustinian position fails to explain the production of gigantic offspring from the union of believers and unbelievers.
  • The unanimous position of Jewish and heathen authors prior to Philo of Alexandria is that the angels came down and sired children with women.

See Also


  1. Morris, Henry M., The Genesis Record. Grand Rapids MI: Baker Books, 1976. p.172.
  2. Stephen Quayle, Genesis 6 Giants,http://stevequayle.com
  3. Morris, Henry M., The Genesis Record. Grand Rapids MI: Baker Books, 1976. p.165.
  4. Morris, Henry M., The Genesis Record. Grand Rapids MI: Baker Books, 1976. p.174.
  5. Joshua 14:15
  6. Deuteronomy 3
  7. Joshua 15:13
  8. 2 Samuel 21:20 & 1 Chronicles 20:6

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By Stephen Flurry and Richard Palmer

WE TALKED ABOUT THIS “Euroskeptic Party Alternative für Deutschland Strikes Fear in Rest” read a headline in the Times  back in September 2013. What was the fear generating story after story in news media around the world? It was the possibility that the new Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) might win a shocking 5 percent of the vote in German elections. In the “Super Sunday” elections held in Germany this weekend, the AfD won 24 percent of the vote in Saxony-Anhalt, coming in second. The Financial Times  reported that this represents “the best regional result of any German populist right-wing party since 1945.” This election was the first time German voters had the chance to voice their opinion on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s pro-immigrant policies, and many rejected them.

The big question to emerge from this election is that of Ms. Merkel’s political survival. “Sunday’s verdict was a clear warning from the electorate that Germans have lost patience with the chancellor’s deliberate approach to the crisis,” wrote Politico. “For the first time, her own party critics can point to hard election results to argue that her policies are having a detrimental effect on them,” Politico continued. “With Merkel’s party already divided on the issue [of immigration], it’s only a matter of time before challengers emerge.” “Powerful figures within the party may start to  look for an alternative leader ahead of next year’s national elections,” wrote the Telegraph.

In reality, lasting until 2017 and stepping down before the election is probably a best-case scenario for Ms. Merkel. That election is still a long way off, especially when you look at the headlines that continue to roll out every day on the migrant crisis. In January and February,  over 123,000 migrants  landed in Greece, compared with only 4,600 in the same period last year. That’s an increase of nearly 2,600 percent! What will immigration be like this summer, as the weather warms up and more migrants take the chance of making that run? Furthermore, Ms. Merkel is not changing course. “German voters on Sunday appeared to send a message to Chancellor Angela Merkel: Close the door on migrants,” wrote the Washington Post.  Germany’s Handelsblatt took the same message. “The Wake-up Call” was the headline on its front page this morning. “Simply continuing on the same path is not an option,” it wrote. Yet in a news conference on Monday, Angela Merkel gave  no sign she would reconsider this issue. But the political shift demonstrated in Germany over the weekend goes beyond simply one individual. “Berlin is facing a multitude of interlocking crises that are contributing to the fragmentation of Europe,” wrote Lili Bayer for Geopolitical Futures on Friday. “Despite its position as the largest economy in Europe and the leading political power on the Continent, Germany is finding itself unable to effectively address Europe’s crises, and is struggling to maintain its influence in some regions,” she wrote. “At the same time, Germany’s economic vulnerabilities are coming to the fore. We can expect many more challenging weeks for Berlin in the months ahead.” Europe has a slew of unresolved crises, and they threaten to hit Germany the hardest. Each one will only add to the political instability. Look at where Germany’s political system is  already,  as revealed by this weekend’s elections. Yet the crises are only just starting to bite. “We are seeing a  normalization of right-wing populist movements in Germany just like elsewhere in Europe, even if here, it takes on a special form because we can’t ignore Germany’s past,” said contemporary history professor at Mainz University Andreas Rödder, according to Agence France-Presse. Similarly, German political analyst Wolfgang Merkel told Tagesspiegel, “Until now, right-wing populist or extreme-right parties are considered taboo, considered like aliens in the political sphere.” “This is a tectonic shift in the political landscape in Germany,”

said Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer. Spiegel sees the breaking of this taboo as part of the rise of a whole new political system. “Stability used to define Germany’s political system,” it wrote. “But the refugee crisis has fundamentally changed the country’s party landscape. The rise of the fringe has eroded the traditional centers of power.” Here’s how the article began: “Seven or eight months ago, Germany was a different country than it is today. … It was quiet and comfortable. But then the refugees began streaming into Europe …. Since then, disgusting eruptions of xenophobia have come in quick succession, a right-wing populist party is on its way to holding seats in several state parliaments …. Does anyone know what is happening? What is wrong with this country?” Ms. Merkel’s career is at stake over the coming months. But much more than that is on the line. How will these crises change Germany? What will the post-Merkel nation look like—a nation where a borderline xenophobic party can win a quarter of the vote in a major election? Spiegel is not the only one sounding the alarm. “It was a night in which you could see, in a few hours, how much the country changed—and one could feel how much it is still changing,” wrote Süddeutsche Zeitung. “The old ways, which determined the political landscape of the Federal Republic for decades, no longer apply. What was once certain is now uncertain. What was once considered impossible now seems likely.” (Trumpet translation). The Local, an English-language news website that focuses on Germany, published an article titled “Why German Politics as We Know It Is Crumbling.” Talking about the Green Party’s victory in Baden-Württemberg, it reported, “This was the first time in post- 1945 Germany that a party outside the big two took the largest amount of votes at a state election.” When Germany’s top news magazines warn of the rise of a new era in Germany and the end of the political system that has brought Germany one of its longest periods of relative piece in history, we should all take note. The Trumpet has long warned of a radical political transformation coming to Germany and all of Europe. This transformation is already making headlines in Germany—although the writers cannot see where it is leading. To see what the Bible says about this new political system coming to Europe, read the opening chapter to our free booklet He Was Right, “Is a World Dictator About to Appear?” Follow Stephen Flurry and Richard Palmer

Iranian Supreme Leader: “Those who say the future is in negotiations, not in missiles, are either ignorant or traitors”

“Those who say the future is in negotiations, not in missiles, are either ignorant or traitors,” according to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Meanwhile, the US and its European allies sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General in which they claim that Iran defied the nuclear agreement by testing a missile in the beginning of the month.

Mar 30, 2016, 12:30PMBecca Noy


“Whoever claims that Iran’s future lies in dialogue and not in missiles- is wrong,” declared Khamenei today (Wednesday). In a tweet that appeared on his official account, he wrote that those who believe that Iran’s future is in negotiations and not ballistic capabilities are “ignorant or traitors.”

Earlier today, a Russian official said that “Iran’s missile trial is not a violation of the nuclear agreement.”

Last night, the US and its European allies sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in which they claim that the Iranian ballistic missile trial that was conducted in the beginning of the month completely defies the UN Security Council resolution and the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Western powers. “[We] note with concern that Iranian military leaders have reportedly claimed these missiles are designed to be a direct threat to Israel,” the Western powers wrote in the letter.


According to the letter, the missiles used in the trial were “inherently capable of delivering nuclear weapons,” which defies the nuclear agreement and the UN Security Council resolution. The Western countries urged UN Secretary-General Ban to respond appropriately.

The US, England, Germany, France and Spain used harsh words against Tehran in the letter but abstained from calling Iran’s missile launch a “violation of the nuclear agreement.” For this reason, Western diplomats believe that the UN will not respond seriously to the missile trial.



The United States has long enjoyed military ‘superpower’ status that was rivaled only by the U.S.S.R during the ‘cold war’ days. Thats all changing now. Indications are that the U.S is not only militarily vulnerable, particularly to Russia and China, but is, in fact, in the crosshairs of these nations who are seemingly eager to reverse the balance of military power by capitalizing on U.S vulnerabilities.

According to Bill Gertz at the freebeacon.com, there are strong indications that China and Russia are preparing to attack and disrupt critical U.S. military and intelligence satellites in a future conflict. They intend to achieve this via crippling space missile, maneuvering satellite, and laser attacks, as senior Pentagon and intelligence officials recently told Congress.

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the Air Force Space Command, said the threat to U.S. space systems has reached a new tipping point, and after years of post-Cold War stagnation foreign states are focused on curbing U.S. space systems.

“Adversaries are developing kinetic, directed-energy, and cyber tools to deny, degrade, and destroy our space capabilities… They understand our reliance on space, and they understand the competitive advantage we derive from space. The need for vigilance has never been greater, the four-star general said.

Hyten added that U.S. Global Positioning System satellites remain vulnerable to attack or jamming. The satellites’ extremely accurate time-keeping feature is even more critical to U.S. guided weapons than their ability to provide navigation guidance. Disrupting the satellites time capabilities would degrade the militarys ability to conduct precision strike operations used in most weapons systems today.

According to a separate statement attributed to Frank Calvelli, deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office, the Pentagon currently has 19 military-capable GPS satellites in orbit and a new generation of GPS satellites is being developed that will produce signals three times stronger than current system to be able to overcome electronic jamming.

Hyten further explained that a new joint military-intelligence command center is helping to monitor space threats, such as anti-satellite missile launches, covert killer-robot satellites, and ground-fired lasers that can blind or disrupt satellites.

The unit is called the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center, located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The Space Command also is creating 39 cyber mission teams that will be used for defensive and offensive cyber operations involving space systems.

Lt. Gen. David Buck, commander of Joint Functional Component for Space, a U.S. Strategic Command unit, testified along with Hyten that China and Russia pose the most serious threats to space systems.

“Simply stated, there isnt a single aspect of our space architecture, to include the ground architecture, that isnt at risk… Russia views U.S. dependency on space as an exploitable vulnerability and they are taking deliberate actions to strengthen their counter-space capabilities,” he said.

Buck noted that in December, China created its first dedicated space warfare and cyber warfare unit called the Strategic Support Forces, for concentrating their space, electronic, and network warfare capabilities.

“China is developing, and has demonstrated, a wide range of counter-space technologies to include direct-ascent, kinetic-kill vehicles, co-orbital technologies that can disable or destroy a satellite, terrestrially-based communications jammers, and lasers that can blind or disable satellites. Moreover, they continue to modernize their space programs to support near-real-time tracking of objects, command and control of deployed forces, and long-range precision strikes capabilities,” the three-star general said.

Knowing all of this, what does the U.S have up its sleeve to repel all these ‘clear and present’ dangers or threats? Douglas Loverro, deputy assistant defense secretary for space policy, said the United States does not want a war in space. He acknowledged that the space vulnerabilities are perceived by U.S military rivals as its weakest yet most valuable target for attack, but exuded confidence regarding U.S readiness and ability to defend itself.

“…But let me be clear about our intentwe will be ready,” Loverro said, further suggesting that U.S defense and deterrence of space attacks could involve counter attacks, possibly on the ground or in cyberspace. He reportedly provided no specifics but said deterrence against foreign nations space attacks is based on defending against missile strikes or other attacks and making sure satellite operations will not be disrupted in war.

Deterrence also will be based on increasing foreign partnerships with allied nations in gathering intelligence on space threats and other cooperation, implying increased co-operation within the NATO alliance and other friendly nations.

In the case of China, the U.S seems to be prepared to take the fight to them and stirring the hornets nest. A separate report from sputniknews.com reported that the U.S Army recently announced that it plans to stockpile munitions and military supplies in Vietnam, Cambodia, and several other undisclosed nations including, experts believe, the Philippines, as the US adopts an increasingly aggressive military posture toward C

The move comes in response to what the US has alleged are repeated steps by China to militarize the region in what is seen as a push to dominate the South China Sea. Predictably the move has incensed Beijing and strained military relations between the U.S and China.

US officials state that the munitions caches, placed within areas China considers to be within its “sphere of influence,” are necessary to respond to regional “threats” by Russia and North Korea, and allow for more rapid deployment.

Frank Calvelli, deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office, the spy agency that builds and operates strategic intelligence and reconnaissance satellites, agrees that a resurgent Russia and aggressive China are among several current national security threats. We are more focused on survivability and resiliency from an enterprise perspective than we have ever been and we have made significant investments to that end, he said.

One of several such investments reported on is through the agencys upgrading of its ground stations, which are used to control and communicate with orbiting satellites, including an artificial intelligence system called Sentient – a ‘thinking’ system that allows automated, multi-intelligence tipping and cueing at machine speeds.

According to Calvelli, new ground stations are also being deployed that will empower “users of all types with the capabilities to receive, process, and generate tailored, timely, highly-assured, and actionable intelligence,”| Calvelli said.

It all sounds very re-assuring to the American public – but would all these measures be adequate to quell the Russia/China threat?  Supposing U.S rivals still maintain the edge and are a step ahead? Recent developments suggest that the U.S would do well not to relax or rest on its laurels.

Sputniknews.com recently reported that in a Chinese television program aired earlier this month a local defense expert hailed the unique characteristics of the Russian ICBM and the fear it had instilled in the hearts of foreign militaries.

Rossiiskaya Gazeta wrote: “Russias new RS-26 (ICBM) missile travels along a continuously changing trajectory and as such it has no analogues in the world,” the expert said.  When asked about the US missile defense system, he said that it was “absolutely useless” against the RS-26.

“This one is even better than the famous Topol-M missile… Its warheads are supersonic and change their course all the time. Some of them will penetrate any existing missile defense shield and will hit their target,” the expert added, stating that not only the Americans were clueless but that the Chinese now had something to worry about as well. “Russia is 100-percent safe now, unlike everybody else,” he emphasized.

What makes the RS-26 so special is that even though it weighs just 80 tons, compared to the 120-ton heft of its RS-24 Yars predecessor, the Rubezh packs a frightening 1.2 megatons into its four 300 kiloton warheads. With a potential range of 11,000 kilometers, the RS-26 can hit targets all across the United States. Moreover, its booster stage is down to under five minutes, which means that NATO radars in Europe will have no time to register the launch.

Adding to NATO air defenders’ worries, during the descending section of its trajectory, with only a few hundred kilometers left to the target, the missiles warheads suddenly take a dive, lose altitude, and continue the approach as a cruise missile. These new Russian ICBM warheads were developed in response to America’s plans to deploy a global missile defense system along Russia’s borders. The RS-26 Rubezh is expected to become operational in 2016.

Only time will tell whether the U.S will prove equal to the task of repelling these fearsome challenges arising from its most ardent and dangerous rivals. However, doing this without triggering a war will be a very delicate balancing act.

And it could get really ugly. As Washington Post opinion writer David Ignatius recently wrote concerning the U.S move to stockpile munitions around the South China Sea: “The US is heading toward a dangerous showdown with China”. Ignatius cited former assistant secretary of state for Asia Kurt Campbell expressing concern that the Obama administration’s posturing could trigger World War III.

Re-posted from  http://prophecynewswatch.com/article

Pakistanis Protest For Terrorism Instead of Against It


Large scale demonstrations took place in Islamabad, but instead of protesting against the Taliban they protested in favor of a convicted murderer.


Tue, March 29, 2016



Riots in Islamabad. (Photo: Screenshot from video)

Protesters in Pakistan staged a sit-in at the Parliament in the capital Islamabad yesterday. Yet they were not there to demand action against the Taliban terrorists who killed over 70 people in a suicide bombing in Lahore two days ago.

Instead they were protesting in support of Mumtaz Qadri, the terrorist who was executed in February for the murder of the governor of the Punjab, Salman Taseer, for the latter’s opposition to blasphemy laws. Mumtaz Qadri was Taseer’s bodyguard at the time of the murder which took place in 2011.

An estimated 25,000 people protested in the capital on Sunday in support of Qadri. Towards the evening they were fought riot police and paramilitary units who used tear gas and water cannons on the crowd. On their way into Islamabad they rioted, torching a bus station and damaging cars, motorcycles and other property.

Some 3,000 remained yesterday, staging a sit-in near the Parliament. They submitted a list of demands, including the execution of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who was accused of blasphemy in 2010 after an argument with a Muslim woman over a bowl of water. She has been on death row since 2010 and has become an international cause-celebré.

Other demands reportedly include:

  • Recognition of Qadri as a martyr
  • Conversion of his jail cell into a national heritage site
  • Unconditional release of all Sunni clerics in prison including those on terrorism and murder charges
  • Assurances that blasphemy law
  • Removal of Ahmadis and non-Muslims in key posts

The demands were issued by a group calling itself “Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool (SAW)” and the protests was also led by a group called “Sunni Tehreek.”

Police confirmed on Tuesday that some 300 arrests had been made, mostly of people belonging to outlawed or extremist groups.


They also said that several hundred protestors continued to demonstrate on Tuesday.

If Pakistani liberals are serious about forcing their government to take action against the Taliban and other extremist groups, they need to show the same level of determination and willingness to fight for their beliefs as the extremists who have demonstrated in such large numbers over the past few days.
Footage of the demonstrations reported on by Pakistani outlet Dawn:



Secrets and Lies: Turkey’s Covert Relationship With ISIS


While Turkey has arrested ISIS fighters planning an attack on Jewish children, new documents reveal the extensive collaboration between Turkey and ISIS.

A hot warning received by intelligence officials revealed that theIslamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is planning an “imminent attack” on Jewish children in Turkey. Officials believe the most likely target is in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul, where a Jewish school is attached to a synagogue and community center.

The information was obtained after Turkey arrested six ISIS operatives in the southern city of Gaziantep last week.

“This is a more than credible threat. This is an active plot,” a Turkey source said.

Less than 10 days ago, a suicide bomber stalked Israeli tourists in Istanbul before blowing himself up near them, killing five people (four of them Israelis) and wounding many more.

“The so-called Islamic State is believed to be behind both sets of attacks and the organization continues in determined efforts to perpetrate further attacks in Turkey and elsewhere,” reported Sky News, quoting from an intelligence report seen by the news outlet.

In addition to the six arrested, another three ISIS operatives were arrested last week. Turkey, it seems is scrambling to protect itself from attacks the terror group has threatened to execute all across Europe.

After the Brussels attacks, Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan shocked the world by saying that Turkey had captured one of the perpetrators of the massacre last June and send him back to his country.  Erdogan specifically said that Ibrahim El Bakraoui, one of the suicide bombers in the Brussels airport, was detained in Turkey and sent back to Belgium with a warning (that was ignored) that he was a militant.

Yet, new documents obtained by Kurdish YPG fighters (People’s Protection Units) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who are fighting together, refute the claim made by Erdogan that Turkey is preventing ISIS and Al-Nusra (Al Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria) from travelling through Turkey to reach Syria.

The documents seized from Islamic State headquarters in seven locations, including Kobane, show that ISIS fighters from all over the world – and particularly from Kazakhstan, Indonesia, and Tajikistan  — were given passage through Turkey to Syria.

The Firat News Agency (ANF), a Kurdish outlet whose websites have been repeatedly blocked in Turkey by Turkish courts, reports that the hundreds of documents show that since 2013, ISIS fighters have used the Istanbul and Adana airports and have received permits from the Turkish government to reside in Turkey until they cross over to Syria.

The documents also include bus tickets, electronic Turkish visas, residency permits, and documents with stamps from Turkish immigration officials.

Chillingly, the documents show that chemical and explosive materials was transferred from Turkey to Syria. One such document was signed by the manager of Istanbul’s Police Foreigners’ Department Erkan Aydoga. Manuals in Turkish as to how to use these materials were also given to the jihadis.

A sample of the documents can be viewed here.

Turkey, as has been previously reported, is playing a dangerous and duplicitous game with the West. As Clarion Project has wrote, Turkey’s arms transfers to al-Qaeda-linked Islamist jihadis in Syria have been long-documented, yet largely ignored by the Western media. A major raid by the U.S. on an Islamic State safe house in Syria in the summer of 2015 gleaned large amounts of intelligence undeniably linking Turkey to the Islamic State.

Similarly, the fact the Turkey has been the top financial sponsor of Hamas since 2012, with Erdogan arranging for the transfer of $250-300 million to this U.S.-designated terrorist group annually, is another oft-ignored inconvenience. Similarly, the West has brilliantly avoided confronting Turkey on its abysmal human rights record.

Using air-tight documentation, Nafeez Ahmed, editor of InsurgeIntelligence, writes about the many reasons the West has chosen to look the other way while Turkey facilitates oil sales for the Islamic State, which guarantees its strength and viability.

“There are many explanations,” writes Ahmed, “but one perhaps stands out: the West’s abject dependence on terror-toting Muslim regimes, largely to maintain access to Middle East, Mediterranean and Central Asian oil and gas resources.”

Since 2013, the Turkish government has been building a $100 million mega-mosque in Lanham, Maryland, taking Turkey’s“outreach” in America out of the realm of the subtle. This week in America, U.S. President Barack Obama will join Erdogan at the opening of the mosque, the largest in the U.S.