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A VIDEO/ARTICLE – WORLD LATEST PROPHETIC NEWS PRESENTATION (MAJOR WAR FOOTING IN MIDDLE EAST) – TUESDAY AUGUST 27th 2019

 

 

Is Donald Trump The Chosen One?

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Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

 

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Rockets fired into Israel-Israel strikes in Syria & Lebanon-Iran & Russia fire Missiles

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Israel launches aerial strikes in Syria, Lebanon & Gaza – TV7 Israel News 26.08.19

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War Report: Israel Carries Out Strikes On Syria, Lebanon And Iraq

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The Condition of the Church in the Last Days – Pastor J.D.FARAG

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LATEST WORLD NEWS CLIPS – ARTICLES – TUESDAY AUGUST 27th 2019

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST (Those who have rejected Jesus Christ as their Saviour) IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER’S 6 to 22:
Rev. 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
so won’t you accept Jesus now and be removed from that event and live forever with Jesus in the Family of God?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)

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DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

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DO YOU EVER HAVE DOUBTS?

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QUESTIONS:    I admire your knowledge and absolute faith and often find a great deal of comfort in your writings. But I have to ask….why do you believe….. do you ever have doubt? I think I believe, then I’ll read something, or watch an atheist/Christian debate on TV…and I become full of doubt. I long to be able to read/listen/watch these things and remain strong in my faith, but I always come away shaken and doubting. Thank you, I appreciate your site more than I can say.
ANSWER:    When I became a believer the Lord instilled in me a passion for His word. I spent hours every day reading the Bible and listening to the recorded studies of teachers I trusted. I believe He was showing me the truth of Romans 10:17,
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.”
After a relatively short period of time, I knew the Bible so well that my faith was strong. And since I had a particular interest in Old Testament prophecy, I knew beyond a doubt that God is who He claims to be, and Jesus did what He claims to have done.
But we are all human and are subject to spiritual attacks on our faith. Therefore, although I’ve been a believer for 30 years, I still will not watch anything on Christian TV or You-tube, or read any printed material unless I know before beginning that it’s the work of a competent born again believer who follows a literal interpretation of Scripture. Even King Solomon, with all his wisdom and personal experience with the Lord, was drawn off the path of righteousness by false teaching.
 

DOUBTS ABOUT MY SALVATION

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QUESTIONS:    I am a new believer and I have nagging question to ask you. This might sound strange, but when I decided to get saved, in my heart I believed Christ died on the cross for my sin, I am a sinner and needed Christ to be my personal saviour. But the problem was that my speech has been one of my main weaknesses since I was a child; therefore when I tried to confess to Christ, I couldn’t say it correctly. Because of this, sometimes I have doubts with my salvation. Any help?
ANSWER:    The Lord can’t misunderstand us because He isn’t limited by our language skills. He can look into our heart where our true motives are revealed to Him.
Paul wrote that if we confess with our mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead, we’ll be saved. (Romans 10:9) To confess with our mouth simply means to agree out loud that Jesus is who He claimed to be. There’s no special wording required.
Believing in our heart is the most important, because when we believe that Jesus rose from the dead, it means we believe that all of our sins were paid for on the cross.
John 3:16 says that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life. In John 6:28-29 Jesus said the only thing God requires of us is to believe in the one He has sent. And from John 6:40 we learn it’s God’s will that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life.
In summary, salvation is not a matter of being able to clearly speak certain words with your mouth, it’s a matter of truly believing certain things in your heart. If you sincerely wanted Him to be your Savior when you asked Him, and truly believe that He died for your sins and rose again, then you are saved and need never doubt that again.
 

CAN A BELIEVER HAVE DOUBTS?

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QUESTIONS:    I read recently that a true believer can not ‘lose’ their faith or have doubts; that if they did they couldn’t possibly have been saved in the first place, for the Holy Spirit would not allow such a thing.
ANSWER:    True believers cannot lose their faith because it’s a gift from God (Ephes. 2:8-9). At the moment of salvation He assumes responsibility for keeping us and seals the Holy Spirit inside us to guarantee our salvation (2 Cor 1:21-22). Remember, it’s the shepherd’s job to keep the sheep.
But it’s natural for us to have doubts, because the devil plants them in our minds, just like he did with Eve. (“Did God really say …?”) The Holy Spirit counsels us to believe God and resist the devil but He cannot control our thoughts. Remember, He’s a counsellor not a commander.
Whenever we have doubts, it’s our job to recall God’s promises and use them to repel the enemy’s attack. 2 Cor 10:3-5 calls the knowledge of God our weapons and says they have divine power. It’s one of the reasons that knowing the Scripture is so important.
 

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ISRAEL NEWS:

THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
ZECHARIAH 12:2-3
I AM GOING TO MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP THAT SENDS ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES REELING Zech. 12:2
God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3)

WORLD TERRORISM – WARS

GENERAL WORLD NEWS:

WORLD FINANCE:

Rev. 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
·        Market In Turmoil: Gold Spikes, Yuan Crashes, Stocks Plunge As Asia Opens  

MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:

2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:

Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another

EXTRA WORLD – ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

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·        North Korea tests new ‘super-large’ rocket launcher  
·        Tucker Carlson Drops BOMB on’Liberal Logic’ That Will PISS Them Off for GOOD!  

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WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATION – TUESDAY AUGUST 27th 2019

 
MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83  – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORALLY, GODLY: – AND BECOMING MORE SO DAILY. (WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS (MATT 24:8)
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
JEREMIAH 49:
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Possible Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program

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ISRAELI FORCES IN NORTH ON ‘HIGH ALERT’ AMID HEIGHTENED TENSIONS

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Top Iranian general warns Israel that strikes will bring end to ‘Zionist regime’
A top Iranian general, blamed by Israel for masterminding a preempted bid to launch drone attacks from Syria, warned Israel on Sunday that its strikes against Iran would not be tolerated much longer.
“These insane operations will surely be the last steps of the Zionist regime,” tweeted Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Israeli fighter jets late on Saturday carried out airstrikes in Syria to thwart a planned attack on Israel by operatives from the Revolutionary Guards as well as Shiite militias who had been planning on sending “kamikaze” attack drones into Israel armed with explosives, the army said.
Earlier Sunday Foreign Minister Israel Katz appeared to threaten Soleimani.
“Israel is acting to strike the head of the Iranian snake and uproot its teeth,” Katz said in a Ynet news site interview. “Iran is the head of the snake and Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, is the snake’s teeth.”
Katz said Israel’s airstrikes to thwart the drone attack “conveyed a clear message to Iran and all its supporters that they are not immune from attack, no matter where they are.”
The tweet late on Sunday, from an account widely associated with Soleimani, appeared to be his first public reaction and came hours after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel with a reprisal attack after two of its members were killed in the Israeli strike in Syria, and two UAVs crashed in and around the terror group’s Beirut offices in an incident also blamed on the Jewish state.
“From tonight, I tell the Israeli army on the border, be prepared and wait for us,” said the Hezbollah leader in a televised address, taunting that a retaliation could come in “one day, two days, three days…”
Israeli forces in the north have been put on high alert, amid fears of a reprisal attack, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an emergency meeting with defense officials overnight Saturday-Sunday amid the heightened tensions.
Israel’s ‘last struggles’? Netanyahu vigorously battles Iranian menace
Tehran has mocked Israel’s intensified efforts to root out the Iranian presence in the region after the IDF struck targets in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq in one day, while threatening to continue attacks against Iran’s ‘accomplices.’
“These insane operations are absolutely last struggles of the Zionist Regime,” Qassem Soleimani tweeted after the IDF accused the chief of Iran’s Quds Force of personally devising a plot to strike Israel with a flock of ‘killer drones.’
Tensions in the region heated up over the weekend after the IDF struck targets on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, in order to thwart what it called an imminent attack by Iranian proxies against the state of Israel. While Syria claims it downed most of the missiles, Israel called the pre-emptive strike a success, releasing a blurry video as proof.
Hours later, Israel allegedly sent drones to hunt for Hezbollah targets in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. One surveillance UAV was downed by rock-throwing youths over Hezbollah’s media office, while a second “suicide drone” exploded in the air.
Another attack against Iran-linked targets rocked the Iraqi Anbar province near the border with Syria on Sunday afternoon, when two unidentified UAVs targeted transport vehicles belonging to the Hezbollah faction known as Brigade 45. The strike, which the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) blamed on Israel, killed at least one Shiite fighter.
Tel Aviv, which admitted responsibility for the Syrian raid but has so far remained tight-lipped about the strikes in Lebanon and Iraq, did make it crystal clear on Sunday that it will go out against any nation-state that supports Iran in the region.
“We won’t tolerate attacks on Israel from any country in the area. Any country that allows its territory to be used for attacks against Israel will bear the consequences,” said Netanyahu.

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IDF: TWO HEZBOLLAH FIGHTERS KILLED IN SYRIA STRIKE TRAINED IN IRAN FOR ATTACK

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/by Paul Craig Roberts
IDF SAYS 2 HEZBOLLAH FIGHTERS KILLED IN SYRIA STRIKE TRAINED IN IRAN FOR ATTACK
The Israel Defense Forces on Monday identified two of the people killed in its airstrikes in Syria on Saturday as Lebanese nationals trained to operate attack drones by the Iranian military.
Late Saturday night, the IDF conducted a series of airstrikes in Syria against a group led by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which had been planning to fly kamikaze-style drones carrying explosives into targets in northern Israel.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, at least five people were killed in the strike, including two Hezbollah members and an IRGC operative. Two others who were not immediately identified.
The Israeli army identified two of those killed as Lebanese nationals Hassan Yousef Zabeeb, 23, from the town of Nabatieh, and Yasser Ahmad Daher, 22, of Blida.
On Sunday night, head of the Hezbollah terror group Hassan Nasrallah said the two men were members of his organization.
“The place that was bombarded only had Lebanese youth from Hezbollah. In that place, two martyrs fell,” Nasrallah said in a speech, identifying them by name.
According to the IDF, Zabeeb and Daher were working on behalf of the Quds Force, under the command of IRGC leader Qassem Soleimani, who led the drone plot.

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IRAN SENDS ANOTHER WARNING TO ISRAEL

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TOP IRANIAN GENERAL WARNS ISRAEL THAT STRIKES WILL BRING END TO ‘ZIONIST REGIME
A top Iranian general, blamed by Israel for masterminding a preempted bid to launch drone attacks from Syria, warned Israel on Sunday that its strikes against Iran would not be tolerated much longer.
“These insane operations will surely be the last steps of the Zionist regime,” tweeted Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Israeli fighter jets late on Saturday carried out airstrikes in Syria to thwart a planned attack on Israel by operatives from the Revolutionary Guards as well as Shiite militias who had been planning on sending “kamikaze” attack drones into Israel armed with explosives, the army said.
Earlier Sunday Foreign Minister Israel Katz appeared to threaten Soleimani.
“Israel is acting to strike the head of the Iranian snake and uproot its teeth,” Katz said in a Ynet news site interview. “Iran is the head of the snake and Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, is the snake’s teeth.”
Katz said Israel’s airstrikes to thwart the drone attack “conveyed a clear message to Iran and all its supporters that they are not immune from attack, no matter where they are.”
The tweet late on Sunday, from an account widely associated with Soleimani, appeared to be his first public reaction and came hours after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel with a reprisal attack after two of its members were killed in the Israeli strike in Syria, and two UAVs crashed in and around the terror group’s Beirut offices in an incident also blamed on the Jewish state.
“From tonight, I tell the Israeli army on the border, be prepared and wait for us,” said the Hezbollah leader in a televised address, taunting that a retaliation could come in “one day, two days, three days…”
Israeli forces in the north have been put on high alert, amid fears of a reprisal attack, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an emergency meeting with defense officials overnight Saturday-Sunday amid the heightened tensions.

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THREE MORE ROCKETS FIRED INTO ISRAEL FROM GAZA, HEZBOLLAH CHIEF THREATENS ISRAEL

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3 ROCKETS FIRED AT ISRAEL FROM GAZA AS TENSIONS SOAR; IRON DOME INTERCEPTS 2
Terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets at southern Israel on Sunday night, sending thousands of residents rushing to bomb shelters.
Two of the incoming projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the Israel Defense Forces said.
One rocket exploded next to the Route 34 highway in southern Israel, sparking a fire, according to local government.Shrapnel from an Iron Dome interceptor missile struck an empty building in the town of Sderot, causing damage, the municipality said in a statement.
Video from the scene showed the fragments hitting the multi-story building, causing a small explosion and damage to the structure.
There was no immediate response by the Israeli military. Palestinian media reported that members of the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group abandoned their positions in anticipation of retaliatory strikes by the IDF.
One Israeli woman sustained minor injuries as she ran to a bomb shelter and at least six other people suffered anxiety attacks because of the rocket fire, medics said.
Videos posted to social media by residents of the area showed what appeared to be interceptions by the Iron Dome.
The rocket attack came amid heightened tensions throughout the Middle East, as Israel squared off against its nemesis Iran and its proxies in multiple countries.
Tehran provides tens of millions of dollars each year to terror groups in the Gaza Strip, mainly to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas, which rules the enclave.
The rocket sirens could be heard in the town of Sderot, and in the surrounding smaller communities of Ivim, Or Haner, Nir Am and Gavim, the army said.
The barrage interrupted a large concert in Sderot, known as Sderot Live, causing a minor panic among attendees and forcing organizers to end the event early.
“Israel Police officers are working to disperse participants of the event in a way that is orderly to prevent danger to human life,” police said.
Last week, rockets were fired at Israel from the enclave late Wednesday and early Thursday, prompting Israeli reprisal attacks.
The IDF on Thursday blamed the Iran-backed Islamic Jihad for the increase in violence from Gaza and called for Hamas to rein in the terror group. “We do not plan to accept terror attacks and rocket fire against our citizens,” the IDF’s Arabic-language spokesperson Avichay Adraee tweeted
On Friday, Qatari envoy Mohammed Al-Emadi entered Gaza, carrying his latest delivery of cash from Doha as part of an unofficial ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas. Distribution of the funds began Sunday morning.
Israel has allowed Qatar to deliver regular infusions of millions of dollars in cash to the Strip to help stabilize the territory and prevent a humanitarian collapse and further violence.
Also Friday, some 8,500 Palestinians took part in protests along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, which were some of the largest and most violent in recent months.
A number of the protesters threw explosives, grenades and Molotov cocktails at Israeli troops. The army responded with tear gas and occasional live fire.
The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said 122 Palestinians were wounded in the clashes, 50 of them from Israeli fire.
HEZBOLLAH CHIEF THREATENS ISRAEL WITH REPRISAL: ‘WAIT FOR US AT THE BORDER
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday threatened Israel with a reprisal attack after two of its members were killed in an Israeli strike in Syria, and two UAVs crashed in and around the terror group’s Beirut offices in an incident also blamed on the Jewish state.
“From tonight, I tell the Israeli army on the border, be prepared and wait for us,” said the Hezbollah leader in a televised address, taunting that a retaliation could come in “one day, two days, three days…”
Israeli forces in the north have been put on high alert, amid fears of a reprisal attack, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an emergency meeting with defense officials overnight Saturday-Sunday amid the heightened tensions.
A Hezbollah spokesman said earlier Sunday that an armed Israeli drone exploded outside the organization’s propaganda offices in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, causing damage to the structure. Another Hezbollah spokesman said later that a second drone crashed, causing no damage, and was being studied by the terror group. He denied reports that Hezbollah had shot down the drones.
The Israel Defense Forces said it does not comment on “foreign reports.”
Several well-connected Israeli commentators, including a former IDF general, said the drones appeared to in fact be of Iranian origin.
“What happened last night was very dangerous,” said Nasrallah in an address delivered to supporters via video; the terror chief is in permanent hiding from potential Israeli attack.
He denied that Hezbollah had downed the drones in Beirut. Rather, he said, youths threw rocks at a reconnaissance UAV, which subsequently fell to the ground. A second “suicide” UAV then appeared and attacked a specific site in the area, claimed Nasrallah.
The Hezbollah chief said the UAVs were “a violation of the rules of engagement” that ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War between his terror group and Israel.
“This is the first act of aggression since August 14, 2006…. This is a clear aggression,” he declared.
The leader of the Iran-backed terrorist group also called Israel’s alleged foiling of an Iranian-backed drone attack from Syria on Saturday night a “clear act of aggression,” said two Hezbollah fighters were killed in the attack, and vowed to blow Israeli UAVs out of the sky if they were to ever cross into Lebanese airspace.

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ISRAELI AIRCRAFT STRIKES PA TERRORIST GROUP DEEP INSIDE LEBANON – TENSIONS ESCALATING

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ISRAEL SAID TO STRIKE PALESTINIAN TERROR GROUP BASE DEEP INSIDE LEBANON
Israeli aircraft carried out an airstrike on a base belonging to a Palestinian terrorist group deep inside Lebanon early Monday morning, Arabic media reported, amid a dramatic spike in tensions.
The reports said the strikes hit a base belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC), a Syria-based terrorist group that fights alongside Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
The base near the town of Qusayr in the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon, near the border with Syria.
Videos posted on social media showed explosions, accompanied by heavy anti-aircraft fire.
A spokesman for the group told the Saudi-owned Al-Hadath news channel that the “Israeli bombing in the Bekaa did not achieve its objectives,” but gave no further details.
There was no comment from the IDF. While Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria, attacks inside Lebanon are rare. In the few cases when Israel has hit targets in the Bekaa Valley, it has been to stop the transfer of advanced arms from Iran to Hezbollah, via Syria.
The PFLP-GC — not to be confused with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which it split off from in 1968 — was responsible for a number of vicious terror attacks in Israel in the 1970s and 1980s, including one against a school bus in northern Israel, which killed nine children and three adults.
The reported strike follows the bombing of an Iran-linked base in Syria on Saturday that Israel said foiled a plot to launch killer drones into Israel, a drone attack on a Hezbollah office in Beirut and an attack on an Iran-linked militia in Iraq, both on Sunday
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned neighboring countries that they would be held accountable for any attacks against the Jewish state emanating from their territory.
“We won’t tolerate attacks on Israel from any country in the area. Any country that allows its territory to be used for attacks against Israel will bear the consequences. I stress: The state will bear the consequences,” Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, said during a tour of the Golan Heights with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi.
The attacks sparked vows of revenge from Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah  and from Iran’s Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
“These insane operations will surely be the last steps of the Zionist regime,” tweeted Soleimani.
Nasrallah threatened Israel with a reprisal attack after two of its members were killed in an Israeli strike in Syria, and two UAVs crashed in and around the terror group’s Beirut offices in an incident also blamed on the Jewish state.
“From tonight, I tell the Israeli army on the border, be prepared and wait for us,” said the Hezbollah leader in a televised address, taunting that a retaliation could come in “one day, two days, three days…”
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri  condemned Israel for allegedly sending drones, calling it a “blatant attack on Lebanon’s sovereignty.”
“This new aggression… forms a threat to regional stability and an attempt to push the situation towards more tension,” Hariri said in a statement.
Hariri also charged that it was in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War between Israel and terror group Hezbollah.

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RUSSIA FIRES BALLISTIC MISSILES FROM NUCLEAR SUBS: SENDS MESSAGE TO WASHINGTON

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RUSSIA FIRES 2 BALLISTIC MISSILES FROM NUCLEAR SUBS IN MESSAGE TO WASHINGTON
Russia’s Defense Ministry has confirmed it launched two ballistic missiles from nuclear-powered submarines in the Arctic Ocean and the Barents Sea on Saturday, just a day after Putin on Friday said he intends to respond to the prior Sunday’s first ever Pentagon test of a previously banned ground-launched cruise missile with a range of over 500km in a post-INF treaty world. 
“Nuclear powered submarines Tula and Yuri Dolgoruky launch ballistic missiles Sineva and Bulava from Circumpolar region of the Arctic Ocean and the Barents Sea,” a defense ministry tweet read. Though it wasn’t a “land-based” launch explicitly banned under the now defunct Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the fact that it involved nuclear subs and “large-sized” missile warheads on ballistic missiles is certainly intended to send a clear message to Washington. 
A separate statement called the launch “successful” and further described, “The large-sized mock-ups of missile warheads completed the full cycle of the flight program and successfully hit training targets at the Chizha range in the Arkhangelsk region and the Kura range on the Kamchatka Peninsula,” according to TASS.
In his remarks before Russia’s Security Council on Friday, Putin was scathing in his reaction to the latest US missile test as well as American Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s recent signalling of a possible missile deployment to Asia “sooner than later”. Putin said any planned Asia-Pacific region US deployment “affects our core interests as it is close to Russia’s borders”.
“All this leaves no doubts that the real intention of the United States (in exiting the INF pact) was to… untie its hands to deploy previously banned missiles in different regions of the world,” Putin said.

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REPORT: GLOBAL PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS NEARING GENOCIDE LEVELS

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Michael Van Der Galien 
REPORT: GLOBAL PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS NEARING GENOCIDE LEVELS
According to a shocking new report, Christians are “by far the most widely persecuted” members of a religion in the world. It also warns that this persecution is now nearing “genocide” levels.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) shared the report compiled by the Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Philip Mounstephen. It states that violence and oppression against Christians is worsening as time goes by.
“Evidence shows not only the geographic spread of anti-Christian persecution, but also its increasing severity,” the report states. “In some regions, the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN.”
The evidence shows that Christianity is “by far the most widely persecuted religion.” This is extremely noteworthy because as many as one-third of the world’s population are suffering persecution because of their religious beliefs. Of those, an estimated 80 percent are Christians.
As the ACLJ points out, among the victims of this global persecuted of Christians are Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani in Iran and Pastor John Cao in China. Nadarkhani was “brutally beaten and arrested by Iranian authorities.” In the past, he was sentenced to death for his Christian faith, but that sentence wasn’t carried out. Thank God. Sadly, he has again been imprisoned.
Pastor Cao, meanwhile, has been sentenced to seven years in prison “for living out his faith.” He dedicated his life to “peacefully serving the poor and building schools in China and Myanmar.” The Chinese authorities didn’t quite like what he was doing, however, and had him arrested. His health is suffering and he has been in a lot of pain because of those health issues. “He’s lost a distressing 50 lbs. from lack of nutrition,” the ACLJ adds.
The worst part of all this is that these two courageous men are just two among many. We don’t know the names of the far majority of Christians who currently being persecuted for their faith and we most likely never will. Their suffering, however, is immense.
Islamic Oppression Causes Christian Persecution in 33 Out of the 50 Worst Countries

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GLOBALISM TRANSFERRED THE U.S. ECONOMY TO CHINA

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/by Paul Craig Roberts
WHAT GLOBALISM DID WAS TO TRANSFER THE US ECONOMY TO CHINA, PCR
The main problem with the US economy is that globalism has been deconstructing it. The offshoring of US jobs has reduced US manufacturing and industrial capability and associated innovation, research, development, supply chains, consumer purchasing power, and tax base of state and local governments. Corporations have increased short-term profits at the expense of these long-term costs. In effect, the US economy is being moved out of the First World into the Third World.
Tariffs are not a solution. The Trump administration says that the tariffs are paid by China, but unless Apple, Nike, Levi, and all of the offshoring companies got an exemption from the tariffs, the tariffs fall on the offshored production of US firms that are sold to US consumers. The tariffs will either reduce the profits of the US firms or be paid by US purchasers of the products in higher prices. The tariffs will hurt China only by reducing Chinese employment in the production of US goods for US markets.
The financial media is full of dire predictions of the consequences of a US/China “trade war.” There is no trade war. A trade war is when countries try to protect their industries by placing tariff barriers on the import of cheaper products from foreign countries. But half or more of the imports from China are imports from US companies. Trump’s tariffs, or a large part of them, fall on US corporations or US consumers.
In the financial media the question is: Will the Trump tariffs cause a US/world recession that costs Trump his reelection? This is a very stupid question. The US has been in a recession for two or more decades as its manufacturing/industrial/engineering capability has been transferred abroad. The US recession has been very good for the Asian part of the world. Indeed, China owes its faster than expected rise as a world power to the transfer of American jobs, capital, technology, and business know-how to China simply in order that US shareholders could receive capital gains and US executives could receive bonus pay for producing them by lowering labor costs.
Offshore production started in earnest with the Soviet collapse as India and China opened their economies to the West. Globalism means that US corporations can make more money by abandoning their American work force. But what is true for the individual company is not true for the aggregate. Why? The answer is that when many corporations move their production for US markets offshore, Americans, unemployed or employed in lower paying jobs, lose the power to purchase the offshored goods.
I have reported for years that US jobs are no longer middle class jobs. The jobs have been declining for years in terms of value-added and pay. With this decline, aggregate demand declines.
US corporations have been using their profits not for investment in new plant and equipment, but to buy back their own shares. Any economist worthy of the name should instantly recognize that when corporations repurchase their shares rather than invest, they see no demand for increased output. Therefore, they loot their corporations for bonuses, decapitalizing the companies in the process. There is perfect knowledge that this is what is going on, and it is totally inconsistent with a growing economy.
In the 21st century the US has been decapitalized and living standards have declined. For a while the process was kept going by the expansion of debt, but consumer income has not kept pace and consumer debt expansion has reached its limits.
The Fed/Treasury “plunge protection team” can keep the stock market up by purchasing S&P futures. The Fed can pump out more money to drive up financial asset prices. But the money doesn’t drive up production, because the jobs and the economic activity that jobs represent have been sent abroad. What globalism did was to transfer the US economy to China.
How does a country recover when it has given its economy away to a foreign country that it now demonizes as an enemy? What better example is there of a ruling class that is totally incompetent than one that gives its economy bound and gagged to an enemy so that its corporate friends can pocket short-term riches?
The conclusion is that the United States is locked on a path that leads directly to the Third World of 60 years ago. President Trump is helpless to do anything about it.

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THINGS TO COME: FACIAL RECOGNITION ‘EPIDEMIC’ SPREADS

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/Via TruePublica.org.uk,
BIGBROTHERWATCH: FACIAL RECOGNITION “EPIDEMIC” IN THE UK 
At TruePublica we have written endlessly about the continued slow strangulation of civil liberties and human rights in Britain. We have warned about the rise of a techno-Stasi-state where technology is harnessed and used against civilians without any debate or indeed any real legal framework.  We have alerted the public on the illegal mass data collections by the government and subsequent loss of much it by MI5 who should not have had it all in the first place. We warned against ‘digital strip searches‘ – an activity of the police of the victims in rape cases, and the fact that Britain is becoming a database state. At TruePublica we have tried to press home the story that surveillance by the state on such a scale, described as the most intrusive in the Western world – is not just illegal, it’s immoral and dangerous. (see our surveillance database HERE).
Here is more evidence of just how dangerous and out of hand this creeping surveillance architecture is becoming. An investigation by Big Brother Watch has uncovered a facial recognition ‘epidemic’ across privately owned sites in the UK. The civil liberties campaign group has found major property developers, shopping centres, museums, conference centres and casinos using the technology in the UK.
Their investigation uncovered the use of live facial recognition in Sheffield’s Meadowhall, one of the biggest shopping centres in the North of England, in secret police trials that took place last year. The trial could have scanned the faces of over 2 million visitors.
The shopping centre is owned by British Land, which owns large areas within London including parts of Paddington, Broadgate, Canada Water and Ealing Broadway. Each site’s privacy policy says facial recognition may be in use, although British Land insists only Meadowhall has used the surveillance so far.
Last week, the Financial Times revealed that the privately owned Kings Cross estate in London was using facial recognition, whilst Canary Wharf is considering following suit. The expose prompted widespread concerns and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to write to the estate to express his concerns. The Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has launched an investigation.
Last year, the Trafford Centre in Manchester was pressured to stop using live facial recognition surveillance following an intervention by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner. It was estimated that up to 15 million people were scanned during the operation.
Big Brother Watch’s investigation has also revealed that Liverpool’s World Museum scanned visitors with facial recognition surveillance during its exhibition, “China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors” in 2018. Director of Big Brother Watch Silkie Carlo described it as “dark irony” noting that “this authoritarian surveillance tool is rarely seen outside of China” and warning that “many of those scanned will have been school children”.
The museum is part of the National Museums Liverpool group, which also includes the International Slavery Museum, the Museum of Liverpool and other museums and art galleries. The museum group said it is “currently testing the feasibility of using similar technology in the future”.
Big Brother Watch’s investigation also found that the Millennium Point conference centre in Birmingham uses facial recognition surveillance “at the request of law enforcement”, according to its privacy policy. In recent years, the area surrounding the conference centre has been used for demonstrations by trade unionists, football fans and anti-racism campaigners. The centre refused to give further information about its past or present uses of facial recognition surveillance. Millennium Point is soon to host a ‘hackathon’.
There is an epidemic of facial recognition in the UK.
The collusion between police and private companies in building these surveillance nets around popular spaces is deeply disturbing. Facial recognition is the perfect tool of oppression and the widespread use we’ve found indicates we’re facing a privacy emergency.
We now know that many millions of innocent people will have had their faces scanned with this surveillance without knowing about it, whether by police or by private companies.
The idea of a British museum secretly scanning the faces of children visiting an exhibition on the first emperor of China is chilling. There is a dark irony that this authoritarian surveillance tool is rarely seen outside of China.
FACIAL RECOGNITION SURVEILLANCE RISKS MAKING PRIVACY IN BRITAIN EXTINCT.
Parliament must follow in the footsteps of legislators in the US and urgently ban this authoritarian surveillance from public spaces.

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AMERICANS UNDER THE AGE OF 39 HAVE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VALUES THAN THE GENERATIONS THAT CAME BEFORE THEM

http://endoftheamericandream.com/August 25, 2019August 25, 2019 by Michael Snyder

America’s values are shifting at a pace that is unlike anything that we have ever seen before.  During the 2020 election season, we are going to hear a lot about “the generation gap”, and the numbers clearly tell us that this gap is very, very real.  And as older generations of Americans slowly die off, it appears inevitable that the values that are dominant among younger generations of Americans are going to become the values of the country as a whole.  Essentially, “American values” are going to mean something completely different from what they meant to previous generations, and that should absolutely terrify all of us.
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WE ARE BEING WARNED THAT THE LAST WEEK OF AUGUST “COULD BE HIGHLY VOLATILE” FOR GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ – August 25, 2019 by Michael Snyder

Are things about to break loose in a major way?  At the end of last week, the trade war between the United States and China ESCALATED DRAMATICALLY, and investors all over the globe really started freaking out.  Unfortunately, developments over the weekend have only made things worse, and that means that this could be a very “interesting” week for global financial markets.  As I write this article, stock prices around the world are plunging, the price of gold IS SPIKING and the Chinese yuan is CRASHING.  There is clearly a lot of fear out there right now, and at this point even CNBC is warning that the last week of this month “could be highly volatile”… (READ MORE…)
Categories Financial Markets, TradeTags Financial Crisis, Financial Market, Investors, Price Of Gold, Stock Market, Stock Market Crash, Stock Prices, The Economic Crisis Of 2019, The Financial Crisis Of 2019, Trade War2 Comments

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IS A GLOBAL RECESSION COMING? HERE ARE SEVEN WARNING SIGNS

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/25/is-a-global-recession-coming-here-are-seven-warning-signsPhillip Inman@phillipinman
THE US-CHINA TRADE WAR, JITTERS IN GERMANY AND BREXIT UNCERTAINTY POINT TO A SLUMP
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at a G20 summit in Osaka in June. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
The global economy is heading into recession. At least that is the fear after months of warning signs from the engine of global trade, which has spluttered this year. Here we examine seven clues that the trend, after 10 years of expansion, could be backwards.
Escalation in US-China tariff war
Eighteen months ago Donald Trump began his “America first” campaign with a fight over steel dumping. The US president imposed 25% import tariffs on steel against China, the EU, India, Canada and Mexico.
Since then the focus has all been on China. Trump blamed Beijing for undercutting US goods with an undervalued currency. As a punishment he imposed import tariffs on a wide range of Chinese goods and has threatened to expand the scope to include computer games consoles, mobile phones and laptops. It’s difficult to measure the impact, but most countries report a downturn in trade since the tariffs began to bite.
SLOWING US GROWTH
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Trump inherited a buoyant economy and then gave it a sugar rush of income tax cuts and corporate giveaways. Stellar growth last year prompted the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, to increase interest rates to calm things down.
A combination of those higher borrowing costs, the end of the sugar rush and the tariff war with China, which has increased import costs, has hit US industrial production. Figures last week showed the US manufacturing sector in decline for the first time in a decade.
Trump, fearing the economic slowdown will damage his re-election hopes, has berated the Fed for being slow to cut rates again. Last week US Steel, which the president believed would prosper once it was protected from cheap Asian and European imports, said business was so bad it would be laying off workers and its stock value slumped back to where it was before Trump’s election victory.
LONG RECESSION IN GERMANY
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Angela Merkel’s finance minister, Olaf Scholz, has raised expectations of a €50bn (£45bn) boost to the German economy to head off an imminent recession. The economy contracted by a small margin in the second quarter – 0.1% – but is expect to suffer a second and larger drop in the third quarter.
Most analysts expect Scholz’s extra cash will be too little too late to prevent two consecutive quarters of negative growth, which is the technical definition of a recession. A turnaround next year largely depends on a recovery in China, where Germany now sells much of its machine tools, industrial equipment and cars.
Chinese debt crisis
China, more than the US, has been the extra gear for the global economy since the 2008 financial crash, but the country is in the throes of a full-blown debt crisis.
State industries have borrowed heavily and so have consumers. Banks are weighed down by loans that will never be repaid. Each time Beijing has attempted to rein in excessive consumer and corporate lending, the global economy has wobbled, forcing China’s policymakers to loosen credit again.
Meanwhile, industrial production growth is at a 30-year low at 4.8%. Beijing wants the economy to become more self-contained with a shift from manufacturing to services, but it’s a long haul.
BREXIT
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The uncertainty surrounding Britain’s future and whether it remains inside the world’s largest trading bloc or swims alone has already damaged investment and GDP growth.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, most economists believe the damage will be severe. The IMF, OECD and World Bank have also warned that leaving without a deal will knock global growth, given the UK is the world’s sixth largest economy after France.
Argentina, Iran, South Africa, Turkey and Venezuela
A string of countries are currently in recession or have recently suffered a contraction. Iran faces a blockade by the US and is unable to sell its oil or access the financial markets easily. Argentina is weighed down by enormous debts and Venezuela, despite holding the world’s largest oil reserves, is in political and economic crisis.
International investors don’t worry much about these countries, which have over the years been financially ring-fenced, but South Africa and Turkey pose a greater problem. They are more integrated into regional and international markets, which means a debt default would have a far greater impact.
FINANCIAL MARKET JITTERS
Signs from the international money markets are mixed. Stock markets in the US and Germany remain at historically high levels, but bond markets are more jittery.
Investors who lend money to the US government via the bond market have sold their short-term loans in droves in expectation of an imminent recession, much as they did before the 2008 financial crash. The bond market never lies, especially about the path of the US economy, say many analysts, fuelling even more speculation that US economy could be in dire trouble as early as next year.
The saviour could be the Fed, which might cut interest rates back toward zero, allowing indebted companies and households to breathe a sigh of relief. That said, it will only kick a final reckoning down the road, to the moment when bad debts reach levels that neither banks nor government can cope with.
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