This Happened On Planet Earth…Dec. 2019…End Times Signs
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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.
Israel reportedly strikes IRGC weapons cache in Syria – TV7 Israel News 05.12.19
Today’s top stories 05.12.19; 1) Israel allegedly bombs Iranian weapons-warehouses in Eastern Syria. 2) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, during which they focused their discussions on confronting the Islamic Republic’s malign activities. 3) The United Kingdom, France and Germany accuse Iran of breaching U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231, after footage released on social media earlier this year purported to show a previously unseen flight-test of a new Shehab-3 ballistic-missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear payload.
Shaking occurs on Mt. Rainier, The New Madrid Fault Zone & Cascadia Fault Zone
Mt. Rainier, The New Madrid Fault Zone & Cascadia Fault Zone have all been shook by earthquakes this week, is this a warning that the BIG ONE is on the way? Tune and find out!
Iran’s On Brink As Hard-Line Regime Stirs To Strike—Signs of the Last Days
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LATEST NEWS CLIPS – ARTICLES – FRIDAY 06th DECEMBER 2019
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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.
“Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”
“And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.”
Here Jesus was alluding to the fact that the Doctrine of Eternal Security WILL EXPIRE WITH THE RAPTURE
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 (OF TRIBULATION) 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)
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Please Explain The Difference
QUESTION: Re: Must God Choose Us? Could you explain these two verses. Isaiah 55:6 says,
“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near”
and John 6:44 says,
“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
They seem to contradict each other.
ANSWER: Isaiah 55 is primarily a call to the Jewish people to respond to Him. Remember He had a covenant relationship with them, having promised to take them as His people and be their God. (Exodus 6:7). Because of that any of them who came to Him would be accepted. While Isaiah 55:3 holds out the promise of an everlasting covenant, verse 7 shows that this call was to an Old Covenant relationship. In Isaiah 56:1-8 the call was extended to foreigners who kept His covenant as well.
In John 6:44 Jesus was explaining that henceforth keeping the Old Covenant would not be enough to qualify them for a relationship with God. The procedure found in Romans 8:29-30 would apply to both Jews and Gentiles. God foreknew who among all humanity would choose to accept His Son’s death as payment for their sins.
Their names had been written in the Lamb’s Book of Life before the foundations of Earth were laid. Those He foreknew, He predestined (appointed) to a place in His Kingdom. At some point in their life, He would call them, and this is what Jesus was talking about. When they respond to the call, as He knows they will, He justifies them (regards them as though innocent) through the Blood of Jesus, and at the rapture/resurrection, He will glorify them as they take their place in the Kingdom.
Matt; 7:7-8, John 3:16, John 6:38-40, Romans 10:9,13, and others clearly explain that the choice to be saved is ours to make. These promises make general to all humanity that which Isaiah 55 made specific to the Jews. They fulfill its promise of the New Covenant as well in that the only condition they contain is belief.
Please Explain What John was Saying
QUESTION: What does 1 John 4:2-3 imply? Does it mean that only saved believers can utter these words? Or is it meant to be some type of test to see if one is a believer? Also in 1 John 4:15 the same questions. Can an unsaved person really say this without believing really? Therefore how can one know for sure if he really means it when he/she says “I confess that Jesus is the Son of God and he has come in the flesh?”
ANSWER: 1 John 4:2-3 says,
“This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.”
The false teaching called gnosticism held that since God is pure He could not dwell in a human body because all flesh is sinful. Therefore Jesus, being human, could not have been God in the flesh, and could not have died for the sins of the people. They believed that the path to salvation was the acquisition of secret knowledge (The Greek word for knowledge is gnosis). Various forms of this view still exist today in the New Age religions.
John’s point in chapter 4 was the way you can tell whether a teacher is truly from God, and not a proponent of gnosticism, is if he teaches that Jesus is God in human form and that His death paid the penalty for our sins. Teachers who teach this have the Spirit of God. Those who don’t, have the spirit of anti-Christ (1 John 4:3). When you put 1 John 4:14-15 together you can see they’re saying this as well.
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
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:
Rev. 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine
MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:
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:
Please keep in mind that this collection of News Articles is mainly concerning America, but also take note that what happens in America will also “Dramatically” affect Australia and the rest of the World “Massively”.
WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATION FRIDAY 06th DECEMBER 2019
MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 37-38:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORALLY, GODLY: – AND BECOMING MORE SO DAILY.
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
But before that we have to go through the Birth Pangs, leading up to the Tribulation of Mankind; and I feel that the beginning of Matthew 24 explains that time very well. We are currently in the Birth Pangs of the coming TRIBULATION:
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.
WORLD APOSTASY ON THE INCREASE
APOSTASY WILL INCREASE IN THE LAST DAYS
THIS SECTION OF THE NEWS IS DEVOTED TO A FALLEN “APOSTATE WORLD” WE ARE LIVING IN THE TIMES OF “APOSTASY AND THE BEGINNING OF PERSECUTION” BE READY AND HOLD ONTO YOUR FAITH” JESUS IS COMING FOR HIS CHURCH” BE READY
2Tim. 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived
2Tim. 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2Tim. 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2Tim. 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2Tim. 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Tim. 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
2Tim. 4:1 ¶ I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2Tim. 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2Tim. 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Tim. 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2Tim. 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
2Tim. 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
2Tim. 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith
Rev. 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown
After Chick-fil-A Betrayed America’s Christians, Hallmark Movie Channel CEO Now Says They Are Open To Making Movies About “Any Type Of Relationship” Going Forward
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/hallmark-movies-channel-open-to-lgbtq-themed-christmas-movies/ – by Geoffrey Grider December 4, 2019
This year, Hallmark’s legendary “Countdown to Christmas” will feature two dozen new, original movies produced by the channel. They will be shown 24 hours a day during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Bill Abbott, CEO of Hallmark parent Crown Media Family Networks (CMFN), said in a recent interview that Hallmark “differentiates itself from its competition” because its content is “relentlessly positive, family friendly, always appropriate for all members of the family. We’re open to really any type of movie of ANY TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP,” declared Hallmark Movies CEO Abbott.
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“We’re open to really any type of movie of ANY TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP,” declared Hallmark Channel CEO Bill Abbott.
Chick-fil-A may have been the most visible group to fall, but they are far from the last to capitulate to the demands of the LGBTQ+ Movement. Now the beloved Hallmark Movie Channel is already sending up signals that they are “willing and open” to begin producing movies about “any type of relationship”. Really, Hallmark? Pedophilia is a ‘relationship’, are you including that in your “any type of relationship statement”?
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” 2 Peter 3:3,4 (KJV)
We live in dark days that are intensifying faster than our minds can comprehend or even fully process those changes. I believe that 2020 will be a time of dividing and separation not only here in America but around the world as well. Persecution for our faith, which to now has been amazingly has been very slight compared to other parts of the world, is looking to bust out onto the scene in a very dramatic fashion, especially if the godless Left wins power. You better pray that does not happen.
The next Chick-fil-A? Hallmark Channel CEO signals openness to gay Christmas films
FROM LIFE SITE NEWS: While many are still reeling from recent revelations that Chick-fil-A has opportunistically traded the Christian principles upon which it was founded for “woke,” pro-LGBT social justice causes, the head of the Hallmark Channel —famous for its family-friendly Christmas movies— indicated that Hallmark will likely begin to produce holiday films which include gay characters and themes.
This year, Hallmark’s legendary “Countdown to Christmas” will feature two dozen new, original movies produced by the channel. They will be shown 24 hours a day during the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Bill Abbott, CEO of Hallmark parent Crown Media Family Networks (CMFN), said in a recent interview that Hallmark “differentiates itself from its competition” because its content is “relentlessly positive, family friendly, always appropriate for all members of the family.”
“Across the board, we’re attracting an audience across every demographic,” announced Abbott.
In the past, Hallmark has stated, “We are not an issues-oriented network: our goal is for every viewer who comes to us to feel happier and better because they watched.”
During the holidays, Hallmark viewers skew younger than the rest of the year. Abbott explained that viewers can feel comfortable watching Hallmark’s movies without having to worry about running for the remote because an inappropriate scene suddenly pops up.
Despite having built a huge audience by providing a reliable, safe refuge for family viewing during an era when even Disney offers a minefield of pro-LGBTQ programming aimed at kids, the head of Hallmark’s parent company indicated that “Hallmark is ‘open’ to doing any type of movie — including with gay leads,” according to a Hollywood Reporter interview.
“I’m gay, where are the same-sex movies?” asked one of the interviewers during a Hollywood Reporter podcast. “Have you talked about incorporating stories about same-sex couples at Christmas?”
“We’re open to really any type of movie of any type of relationship,” declared Abbott.
The interviewer lamented that when she and her “wife” visits relatives during the holidays, the TV is tuned to the Hallmark Channel 24/7 but the type of relationship she and her “wife” have is not reflected in any of the programming.
The interviewer pressed Abbott about whether Hallmark is dedicated more to building a large, broad audience than it is to representing the diversity of “the society that we’re in.” The CMFN CEO said, “In terms of broadening out the demographic, it’s something we’re always thinking about, always considering.” READ MORE:
Chick-fil-A Has Emboldened The LGBT Mob. If You’re Still Defending Them, Watch This
Chick-fil-A is denying that it capitulated and claiming that its Christian mission remains as strong as ever. As a result, Chick-fil-A’s supporters have accused LifeSite and others of fake news. But that is wrong, and naïve. Patrick Craine, LifeSite’s Managing Editor, explains why.
NOW THE END BEGINS IS YOUR FRONT LINE DEFENSE AGAINST THE RISING TIDE OF DARKNESS IN THE LAST DAYS BEFORE THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH
“The pretribulation rapture cannot possibly be true because no one believed in it until 150 years ago.” I hear or read similar statements almost every week.
Those who mock our beliefs in such a way make two critical errors. First, they base their denials of the rapture on church history rather than Scripture. Second, the claim that a belief in pre-tribulation rapture originated 150 years ago with John Darby is totally false.
This brings us to our next signpost on the path to establishing a biblical basis for the pre-tribulation rapture: church history. The purpose of this signpost is not to justify our belief in the pre-tribulation rapture on the basis of history nor is it to convince those who reject it on this faulty basis.
Rather, my intent is to provide those who already believe in the rapture with evidence of a belief in it from the earliest centuries of the church.
First, it’s necessary to understand the origin of the word “rapture.” The word comes from a Latin translation of the Bible from about AD 400 called The Vulgate. The Vulgate uses the Latin word “rapturo” to translate the Greek word harpazo in 1 Thessalonians 4:17.
The words “caught up” in our English translations capture the essence of harpazo in this verse just as the Latin word “rapturo” did when Jerome and others translated the Bible into Latin.
Starting in the late 1800’s, Bible teachers began using the word “rapture” to describe what Paul wrote about in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 as well as in 1 Corinthians 15:50-56 and Philippians 3:20-21. These students of Scripture chose a word to describe what the apostle wrote about in these texts. They did not make up a new doctrine, but applied a label to the event Jesus first mentioned an in John 14:2-3 and the apostles later described with greater detail.
So as we examine church history, we do not look for occurrences of the word “rapture” but rather evidences of a belief in Jesus’ return for His church as something distinct from His second coming.
Catholic Today reported 14 people were slaughtered at a Protestant church in the West African nation of Burkina Faso on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
President Roch Marc Christian Kabore condemned “the barbaric attack” in the town of Hantoukoura on Twitter. He said that numerous people were also wounded in this attack in the country’s eastern region.
Je condamne l’attaque barbare contre l’Église protestante de Hantoukoura dans le département de Foutouri qui a fait 14 morts et plusieurs blessés.
Je présente mes condoléances les plus attristées aux familles éplorées et souhaite prompt rétablissement aux blessés. RK
— Roch KABORE (@rochkaborepf) December 1, 2019
Kabore offered his “deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded.”
Islamic extremists have had a presence in Burkina Faso since 2015. Jihadists have assaulted police stations and churches in the country’s northern region. They have also attacked the eastern parts of the country.
In November, gunmen who were allegedly part of an Islamic terror cell attacked a convoy with employees of a mining company in that region, leaving 37 people dead.
The U.S. State Department has advised against travel throughout the majority of Burkina Faso, claiming that terrorists may attack places of worship and other targets.
The church attack on Sunday targeted a congregation connected to the evangelical mission organization SIM. In response to an announcement from the governor in the region, people in Burkina Faso expressed their condolences and called on God, the government, and their compatriots to fight for justice on behalf of the victims.
“God is good, but he is also a God of justice as much he is good and patient as he will render justice to the height of the crime,” one commenter wrote. “Let us be vigilant and redoubled all efforts at all levels so as not to leave any fault to the enemy.”
Christian Today reported on a spate of church attacks that took place earlier this year in April and May.
“It’s not only the church … that has been attacked; all the values of tolerance, forgiveness, and love that have always led our country have been hurt,” declared Henri Yé, president of the Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missions in Burkina Faso, in an April 30 statement after the first attack. “The freedom of worship consecrated by our fundamental law [the Constitution] has been flouted.”
“In the face of blind hatred, let us ask God to give us the strength to spread love, which makes us the children of God,” said Yé in April. “The unity of the body of Christ and of the whole nation must be preserved at all costs.”
In an environment of politically correctness, such tragedies will likely get thrown under the rug due to the fact that the victims are Christian.
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CIVIL WAR 2: Nancy Pelosi Commands Congress To Proceed With Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump To Undo 2016 Election Results
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/civil-war-nancy-pelosi-commands-congress-proceed-articles-of-impeachment-against-president-trump-undo-2016-election-results-civil-war-2/ – by Geoffrey Grider December 5, 2019
Nancy Pelosi’s comments confirm what was widely expected: that the Democrat-controlled House will vote on whether to impeach the president. “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders, and our heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with the articles of impeachment,” she said. Minutes after Nancy Pelosi concluded her remarks, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a tweet that “we look forward to a fair trial in the Senate.”
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday asked the House committees investigating President Donald Trump to proceed with articles of impeachment.
In her speech today commanding her minions in Congress to proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi appealed to the 1776 war of independence waged by America against the British government. In addition to that, if you take apples and cook them like pears, they taste much more like strawberries than watermelon does. Welcome to the logic and reason stylings of ‘Crazy’ Nancy Pelosi.
“The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.” Isaiah 32:7,8 (KJV)
Welcome also to the only way that Democrats have of possibly beating Donald Trump in 2020, starting a Civil War and undoing the results of the election that took place in 2016 by impeaching a sitting president. The ironic part in “Crazy” Nan’s rambling speech, watch the video below, is that there is a plot to overthrow the United States government, but it’s being orchestrated not by Donald Trump but by the Democrats. Nancy Pelosi called for a new Civil War today, and I say, let’s give her what she wants. Thomas Jefferson would want it that way.
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Thomas Jefferson
Nancy Pelosi Directs House Democrats To Proceed With Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump
FROM CNBC: “The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement to reporters on Capitol Hill. He “leaves us no choice but to act,” she said. Pelosi spoke for about six minutes. She took no questions.
House Democrats are in the midst of an inquiry into whether Trump abused his power by withholding military aid to Ukraine in exchange for that country announcing investigations for his own political benefit and at the expense of U.S. interests.
Nancy Pelosi just snapped and jabbed her finger at a reporter who asked her if she hates the president.
Then claimed that she prays for the president “all the time.”
Insane. Liar. Corrupt.
Nancy Pelosi just snapped and jabbed her finger at a reporter who asked her if she hates the president.
Then claimed that she prays for the president “all the time.”
Insane. Liar. Corrupt.pic.twitter.com/s5riy394Ug
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) December 5, 2019
Nancy Pelosi’s comments confirm what was widely expected: that the Democrat-controlled House will vote on whether to impeach the president.
“Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders, and our heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with the articles of impeachment,” she said.
Minutes after Nancy Pelosi concluded her remarks, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a tweet that “we look forward to a fair trial in the Senate.”
The Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., will be responsible for drafting specific articles of impeachment. On Wednesday, Nadler’s committee held a public hearing with four legal scholars who discussed whether Trump’s efforts toward Ukraine met the constitutional bar for impeachment.
President Trump bashed that proceeding in a pair of tweets prior to Pelosi’s remarks Thursday morning.
“The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House. They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy,” he tweeted.
President Trump added the Republican-led Senate will call Pelosi to testify, along with former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, whom Trump asked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to “look into” in a July 25 phone call that helped spark the impeachment probe. READ MORE:
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tells the American people that she is requesting that the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee draft formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
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In the latest reversal to his campaign promise to bring American troops home, the Trump administration is considering “significantly expanding” the US military footprint in the middle east, by sending as many as 14,000 additional troops, along with military hardware and a dozen ships to the Middle East, the WSJ reported.
If confirmed, the deployment would double the number of US military personnel who have been sent to the region since the start of a troop buildup in May. The decision whether to send thousands more American soldiers into harms way is expected to be made as soon as this month.
John Rood, the Pentagon’s senior policy official, on Wednesday hinted at an expanded deployment to counter Iran. Mr. Rood said no decision has been made on additional capabilities but that the situation is expected to remain fluid.
“Deterrence is dynamic, our response is going to be dynamic,” he said at a breakfast with reporters.
Should Trump approve the plan, the additional US troops would join the roughly 14,000 service members already in the region since May, when American intelligence analysts “identified a threat” from Iran and the U.S. Central Command commander, Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, requested additional ships, missile-defense platforms and troops.
So far that threat has failed to materialize in anything more than an occasional staged false flag attack on some tanker sailing through the gulf.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Seth J. Frantzman
Iran thinks it is entering the big league in naval powers as its Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced a joint naval drill with Russia and China. It came as a deputy chief of the Chinese Joint Staff was in a meeting with Khanzadi, according to Iran’s Press TV.
What’s really behind the scenes of this is that Iran wants to show off after the US and France have both announced maritime security initiatives in the Gulf.
Iran is pushing a “Hormuz peace” plan called HOPE. Now Iran says its Maritime Security Belt drill will go ahead on December 27. Iran wants to work more closely with China. Having Russia on board is a win as well for Tehran. The problem for Tehran is that while China is an emerging naval behemoth, and Russia is a historic naval power, Iran has a weak navy. Iran’s great naval “achievements” of the last years has been using fast boats to harass real navies. One US official said at a conference in February that the US could destroy Iran’s navy easily. In fact Iran’s navy is bifurcated between the IRGC and the actual navy. The IRGC is the one that harasses western governments. The actual navy doesn’t do much. But Iran has been showcasing new drones and other technology for its ships.
So Iran’s message is that it can play in the big league with the Russians and Chinese. That would be a big win for Iran as it faces the so-called “maximum pressure” campaign from the US. The US National Defense Strategy conceived between 2015 and 2018, is seeking to shift toward confronting big or threatening countries like Iran, Russia, China and North Korea. This is supposed to get away from the counter-terror obsession of 2001-2015. Go big or go home is the name of the game in this strategy.
The US is going big at sea with a new $20 billion deal for submarines. China is looking to build its fourth aircraft carrier and China recently ended US military port calls in Hong Kong as a message for the US to stop interfering. The US is spending $650 billion on defense, while China is spending $250 billion. Russia has a new warship named the Gromky while it sent its advanced Admiral Gorshkov to Cuba this year.
All this now impacts the Gulf because of Iranian attacks on oil tankers that began in May and because various countries want to project strength. France is also in the game in the Gulf. It got the Netherlands to sign on to its naval mission led from the UAE. The US held its Maritime Exercise IMX in the Gulf in October for three-weeks to show its forces. The US Fifth Fleet is based in Bahrain. The US has sought to lead an International Maritime Security Construct in the Gulf along with the UK, Australia, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Iran’s defense budget is peanuts in comparison at only $20 billion. It has a relatively new destroyer called the Sahand and several other large ships. Overall though, Iran’s naval posturing is purely about showing it can do a joint exersize with other countries amid the US pressure. This will lead to its message that nearby countries, such as Oman should work with it on its HOPE initiative.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Yonah Jeremy Bob
As NATO meets to consider its next steps regarding Iran and other issues, Tehran may be readying a more aggressive approach against US interests to break the nuclear standoff.
Based on multiple anonymous US defense and administration officials, CNN reported on Wednesday that there is fresh intelligence of a potential Iranian threat against US forces and interests in the Middle East.
According to the report, the signs include significant movements of Iranian weapons that could be used for such a strike.
This follows a report from Iran’s Mehr news agency on Saturday that the Iranian Army’s Deputy Commander for Operations R.-Adm. Mahmoud Moussavi threatened retaliation for what the Islamic Republic has dubbed a US attack on one of its tankers.
In the broader picture, Iran continues to be stymied by its inability to get rid of US sanctions that are projected to shrink its economy by 8.7% next year and are already viewed as having worsened the economic situation in a way that has stoked internal protests against the government.
Despite Tehran having announced four violations of the 2015 nuclear deal, one every two months since May, Iran has failed to get the US to reduce its maximum pressure campaign.
Iran may also seek a distraction as it faces the scandal of the protests and its killing of an estimated over 200 of its own people to try to put down the protest.
Another reason to think Iran may escalate its use of force against US interests is that it has gotten away with doing so in recent months.
Previously, Iran shot down an expensive US drone with US President Donald Trump canceling a counter-strike, rather than risk escalation.
Further, the US never responded to a massive Iranian strike on Saudi oil fields or to Iran’s hijacking multiple US-allied ships sailing through the Persian Gulf.
Reportedly, the US has responded with multiple cyberattacks, but nothing at the level that would completely deter Iran from staging some sort of use of force against US interests.
Going into the US presidential election year, Trump has repeatedly tried to present himself as disengaging the US from war and conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere.
Iran may see all of this as an opening to strike the US to try to push Trump into cutting a deal for reducing sanctions, which otherwise he may not agree to.
If Iran makes this decision, then the question will be whether US intelligence will move fast enough to thwart the attack.
Last year during the height of controversy over the Kerch Strait incident, while two dozen Ukrainian sailors were still being held by Russia, Washington’s special envoy to Ukraine at the time, Kurt Volker, floated the possibility of Washington blocking Russian banks from SWIFT. He told Voice of America at the time that it was considered “a nuclear option” and it would have huge costs which would even inadvertently impact US allies.
“People refer to it as a nuclear option. It would have costs for everybody involved,” he said. “Big costs for Russia, but big costs for allies as well. Ultimately, we have to keep it on the table as a possibility because we just can’t continue to see Russia launch further steps of aggression in its neighborhood like this.”
No doubt it’s still in Washington’s playbook as a ‘nuclear option’ long after the Kerch Strait incident was diffused with an historic prisoner swap, and the Kremlin has taken note.
On Thursday Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took Washington to task over the prior warning, telling reporters that Moscow is well aware of discussions to take sanctions further, even cutting off the country’s access to some 11,000 banks and financial institutions in over 200 countries by blocking SWIFT. This is exactly what the Trump White House did vis-à-vis Iran months after it pulled out of the 2015 JCPOA.
Medvedev said such far-reaching action would be tantamount to a declaration of war. According to statements reported in Russian media:
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Medvedev recalled the West once seriously considered the option, and Moscow is aware of it.
“This would in fact be a declaration of war, but nevertheless it was discussed,” the Russian prime minister said, adding that this is one of the reasons why the government is looking into ways to protect the Russian part of the internet.
Though unlikely barring further major escalation between the US and Russia, the possibility is so much on the Kremlin’s radar because it was also threatened in 2015 at the h
Iran has used the continuing chaos in Iraq to build up a hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq, part of a widening effort to try to intimidate the Middle East and assert its power, according to American intelligence and military officials.
The buildup comes as the United States has rebuilt its military presence in the Middle East to counter emerging threats to American interests, including attacks on oil tankers and facilities that intelligence officials have blamed on Iran. Since May, the Trump administration has sent roughly 14,000 additional troops to the region, primarily to staff Navy ships and missile defense systems.
But new intelligence about Iran’s stockpiling of missiles in Iraq is the latest sign that the Trump administration’s efforts to deter Tehran by increasing the American military presence in the Middle East has largely failed.
The missiles pose a threat to American allies and partners in the region, including Israel and Saudi Arabia, and could endanger American troops, the intelligence officials said.
Both Iran and Iraq have been gripped in recent weeks by sometimes violent public protests. In Iraq, some are protesting against Iranian influence.
Iraqis “do not want to be led around on a leash by the Iranians,” Representative Elissa Slotkin, Democrat of Michigan and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said in an interview. “But, unfortunately, due to the chaos and confusion in the Iraqi central government, Iran is paradoxically the best poised to take advantage of the grass-roots unrest.”
Iranian officials did not return a request for comment.
Tehran is engaged in a shadow war, striking at countries in the Middle East but thinly disguising the origin of those attacks to reduce the chance of provoking a response or escalating the fight, military and intelligence officials said.
An arsenal of missiles outside its borders gives advantages to the Iranian government, military and paramilitary in any standoff with the United States and its regional allies. If the United States or Israel were to bomb Iran, its military could use missiles hidden in Iraq to strike back against Israel or a gulf country. The mere existence of those weapons could also help deter attacks.
Intelligence officials would not discuss the precise model of ballistic missile Iran has sneaked into Iraq. But short-range missiles have a range of just over 600 miles, meaning that one fired from the outskirts of Baghdad could strike Jerusalem.
American intelligence officials first warned about new Iranian missiles in Iraq last year, and Israel launched an airstrike aimed at destroying the hidden Iranian weaponry. But since then, American officials have said the threat is growing, with new ballistic missiles being secretly moved in.
Officials said Iran was using Iraqi Shiite militias, many of which it has long supplied and controlled, to move and hide the missiles. The Iranian-backed militias have effectively taken control of a number roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure in Iraq, easing Tehran’s ability to sneak the missiles into the country, officials said.
Iran has poured reinforcements armed with missiles and air defense weapons into Bushehr on its central Gulf shore and the offshore island of Abu Musa, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. In Lisbon, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, Dec. 4, discussed the threats coming from Iran, as US officials reported increasing intelligence of potential Iranian aggression.
Addressing reporters, Pompeo hailed US-Israeli bipartisan relationship against Iran’s “destabilizing influence in the region,” while Netanyahu noted: “Iran is increasing its aggression as we speak. We are actively engaged in encountering that aggression,” he said.
As they spoke, unidentified aircraft struck a large Iranian weapons depot and base holding forces of the Revolutionary Guards’ Al Qods, Iraqi militias and Hizballah, near the Syrian-Iraqi border town of Abu Kamal.
The nearby border crossing serves Tehran as a land corridor for transporting advanced weapons to Hizballah and other allies. Foreign sources report that this base has been repeatedly attacked by Israel in the past.
Our military sources note it just so happens that whenever the Israeli prime minister an US Secretary of State get together, an Iranian military target is usually is attacked either before, during or after their meeting.
Another of Iran’s arms routes to its proxies ran into trouble on Wednesday, when a US Navy destroyer for the first time intercepted a stateless ship in the Gulf of Oman found to be carrying a “significant amount of advanced missile components,” evidently being smuggled from Iran to the Yemeni Houthi insurgents. Tehran halted those consignments some months ago, our sources reported; this incident indicates they have been resumed.
At the same time, DEBKAfile’s military sources disclose Iran is heavily ramping up its military strength at Bushehr on its Gulf coast, including a large supply of ballistic missiles – in apparent expectation of an American attack or counterattack. Last week, the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group entered the Gulf from the Arabian Sea and docked at Bahrain opposite central Iran.
Also reinforced in the last few days is the strategic Iranian island of Abu Musa, the site of a large IRGC military command post. This island is situated opposite the United Arab Emirates and the Strait of Hormuz. The reinforcements had come with large array of missiles, including sea-to-sea, surface and air defense batteries.
US intelligence officials also refer to “a possible Iranian arsenal” in Iraq (as DEBKAfile has more than once reported). It was said to contain short-range missiles with a range of nearly 1,000km, close enough to reach Israel from Baghdad’s outskirts.
US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood said on Wednesday that there are indications that Iranian “aggression” could take place in the future amid “aggravating relations between Tehran and Washington.” Other US officials spoke of “consistent intelligence in several weeks” indicating a possible Iranian threat against US forces and interests in the Middle East. They referred to movements of Iranian troops and weapons that “could be put in place for a potential attack if ordered by the regime.”
‘THE ISLAMIC WORLD SHOULD PREPARE AN ARMY FOR PALESTINE FROM OUTSIDE…”
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Robert Spencer
CHIEF ADVISOR TO ERDOGAN: “THE ISLAMIC WORLD SHOULD PREPARE AN ARMY FOR PALESTINE FROM OUTSIDE PALESTINE”
“Chief Advisor To Turkish President Erdoğan: ‘The Islamic World Should Prepare An Army For Palestine From Outside Palestine,’” MEMRI, December 2, 2019:
Retired Turkish general Adnan Tanrıverdi is founder of Turkish security firm SADAT International Defense Consulting and has been a chief advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan since August 2016. Tanrıverdi spoke at the “International Israel Ethnic Discrimination Conference: Dimensions, Applications, And Methods Of Struggle,” which took place on November 29-30, 2019, at the Mariott Hotel in the Şişli district of İstanbul and was organized by the Islam Dünyası STK’ları Birliği (“Union Of NGOs Of The Islamic World”). According to a report in Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu Ajansı, in his speech at the conference, Tanrıverdi “emphasized that it was not possible for the Islamic world to give up on Jerusalem,” and that “Israel governed 85 percent of Palestinian land.” Tanrıverdi said: “The Islamic world should prepare an army for Palestine from outside Palestine. Israel should know that if it bombs [Palestine] a bomb will fall on Tel Aviv as well.”…
LIBERMAN: ISRAELI ELECTIONS UNAVOIDABLE
Yisrael Beytenu party leader MK Avigdor Liberman declared that he will no longer agree to join any narrow government, and that a unity government with the two largest parties was no longer an option, a position that all but certainly condemns the country to a third round of elections within a year.
In excerpts from an interview published Thursday, Liberman said he would not be part of a narrow government — either right or left — because “the combination of dramatic defense and economic decisions with a narrow government is likely to create a large rift and polarization in the public.”
A narrow government is a government of “perpetual friction,” Liberman told the Yedioth Ahronoth daily.
Since unity between Likud and rivals Blue and White is not happening either, “elections are coming,” he said.
After neither secured a majority of seats together with their respective allies in the September election, both Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed their support for a unity government including both of their parties, but talks between them have failed to result in a coalition and they have traded blame for the impasse. On Tuesday, a meeting between Gantz and Netanyahu broke down after just 45 minutes.
Liberman campaigned on a unity government of his party, Likud, and Blue and White ahead of elections in September and has continued to push for such an arrangement amid the ongoing deadlock in coalition talks.
“To my regret, both of them [Gantz and Netanyahu] took a strategic decision to not go to unity, and therefore the two parties are responsible for another round of elections.”
“Our hands are clean,” he said.
Liberman accused Netanyahu and Gantz of playing the blame game and said that he had tried to push them into forming a unity government but now they are both looking to better their positions via another round of elections.
ANTI-SEMITISM RISING IN EUROPE
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – John Englart
When you take a good look at the level we are as a global community; you might want to conclude that some beliefs and acts shouldn’t exist within the human race anymore.
With several country governments making collective efforts to better the lives of the global communities – by offering them some of the best financial assistance; like an IVA, free sensitization schemes, and several other schemes, including the ones here; individuals organizing events to improve some less developed communities; organizations introducing schemes like this to help people live more comfortably. It is, however, disheartening that despite the efforts of some people to make the world a better place, some folks have made it their life-long ambition to put things in disarray.
If you’ve been frequent with the news lately, then you must have heard about the series of attacks on the Jewish people living in Europe. The note jammed onto a windshield in Sweden in March last year was designed to terrify. “WE ARE WATCHING YOU, YOU JEWISH SWINE”, read the message to a retired professor, written on paper with the logo of the Nordic Resistance Movement, a Swedish neo-Nazi organization.
In the bucolic university town of Lund, with its cobblestone streets and medieval buildings, the threat seemed jarringly out of place. More notes followed. “I was really scared,” says the professor, a small woman of 70, who is too fearful about a further attack to reveal her name in print.
Finally, in October, an attacker broke into the professor’s home before dawn and set it alight. By a stroke of luck, the professor was not there. But her living and dining rooms were reduced to ash. So too were the writings of her late mother, detailing her internment in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz. “For the first time in my life, I have needed therapy,” she says, over tea in a sunlit café in Lund. “I have not known what to do with my life.”
The professor was targeted because she is Jewish, and in that she is not alone. Anti-Semitism is flourishing worldwide. Attacks on Jews doubled in the U.S. from 2017 to 2018, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in New York City. That included the shooting in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue last October, which killed 11 worshippers.
But the trend is especially pronounced in Europe, the continent where 75 years ago hatred of Jews led to their attempted extermination. The numbers speak plainly in country after country. For each of the past three years, the U.K. has reported the highest number of anti-Semitic incidents ever recorded. And those numbers are quite disturbing, considering the level of awareness in the country. In France, with the world’s third-biggest Jewish population, government records showed a 74% spike in anti-Semitic acts between 2017 and 2018. And in Germany, anti-Semitic incidents rose more than 19% last year. The findings prompted Germany’s first anti-Semitism commissioner to caution Jews in May about the dangers of wearing kippahs, the traditional skullcaps, in public.
What do the numbers say?
Unsurprisingly, many Jews in Europe feel under assault. In an E.U. poll of European Jews across the Continent, published in January, a full 89% of those surveyed said anti-Semitism had significantly increased over five years. After polling 16,395 Jews in 12 E.U. countries, in a separate survey, the E.U.’s Fundamental Rights Agency concluded that Europe’s Jews were subjected to “a sustained stream of abuse.” With the decade drawing to a close, 38% of those surveyed said they were thinking about emigrating “because they no longer feel safe as Jews,” says the E.U. report.
European officials were stunned at the findings, but perhaps they ought not to have been. A complex web of factors have combined to create this moment in time for one of Europe’s oldest communities. Anti-Semitism has found oxygen among white supremacists on the far right and Israel bashers on the far left. Millions of new immigrants are settling in Europe, many from Muslim countries deeply hostile to Israel and sometimes also Jews. Exacerbated by the Internet’s ability to spread hatred, anti-Jewish feeling is surging in way that experts fear could result in a conflagration, if governments and communities fail effectively to tackle its causes.
https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – by Martin Armstrong
Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism. She said very casually:
“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”
She even restated that goal ensuring it was not a mistake:
“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”
I was invited to a major political dinner in Washington with the former Chairman of Temple University since I advised the University with respect to its portfolio. We were seated at one of those round tables with ten people. Because we were invited from a university, they placed us with the heads of the various environmental groups.
They assumed they were in friendly company and began speaking freely. Dick Fox, my friend, began to lead them on to get the truth behind their movement. Lo and behold, they too admitted it was not about the environment, but to reduce population growth. Dick then asked them, “Whose grandchild are we trying to prevent from being born? Your’s or mine?
All of these movements seem to have a hidden agenda that the press helps to misrepresent all the time. One must wonder, at what point will the press realize they are destroying their own future?
Investors.com reminds Figueres that the only economic model in the last 150 years that has ever worked at all is capitalism. The evidence is prima facie: From a feudal order that lasted a thousand years, produced zero growth and kept workdays long and lifespans short, the countries that have embraced free-market capitalism have enjoyed a system in which output has increased 70-fold, work days have been halved and lifespans doubled.
24 VOICES THAT ARE WARNING AMERICA ABOUT WHAT IS COMING, AND MOST OF THEM ARE BEING CENSORED AND PERSECUTED
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ – December 5, 2019December 5, 2019 by Michael Snyder
We have reached one of the most critical points in American history, and there should literally be thousands upon thousands of voices sounding the alarm about what is coming. So where are they? This is a question that I have been pondering quite a bit lately. As you will see in this article, there are some wonderful people out there that have been trying to wake America up for a very long time. Of course many of them are also being viciously attacked and systematically censored by the social media giants. There is a price to pay for telling the truth in America today, and it is only going to get worse. (READ MORE…)
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CASCADIA ALERT: GEOLOGISTS FEAR OF TERMINATION IS CAUSING SOME TO FLEE THE COUNTRY
https://thecommonsenseshow.com/activism-conspiracy-health/cascadia-alert-geologists-fear-termination-causing-some-flee-country – Submitted by Dave Hodges on Thursday, December 5, 2019 – 11:31.
CASCADIA ALERT: Geologists Fear of Termination Is Causing Some to Flee the Country
REIGN OF LAWLESSNESS
By Hal Lindsey – https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-12-4-2019/
Mexico’s new socialist president has taken a novel approach to crime fighting. He calls it, “hugs not bullets.” To see how that strategy is working out, look at the story of Ovidio Guzmán. He is the son of the man once known as the world’s most powerful drug trafficker – “el Chapo.” In October, the young Guzman was captured by Mexican police. But the government of Mexico freed him when hundreds of crime syndicate henchmen began an assault on the country’s security forces.
Because of what happened that day, Mexico is a different place. Citizens long suspected that crime lords run their country. Now they know it. Newspaper man Ismael Bojórquez described the change. “Life goes on,” he wrote, “but not in the same way.”
President López Obrador sees it as a good thing. “This is no longer a war,” he said. “It is no longer about force, confrontation, annihilation, extermination, or killing in the heat of the moment. This is about thinking how to save lives and achieve peace and tranquility in the country using other methods.”
But in fact, this is not about saving lives. Just the opposite. It is about a government’s capitulation to the forces of evil. It is about the reign of lawlessness.
Jesus said that in the last days, “lawlessness will abound.” (Matthew 24:12)
In London a few days ago, a terrorist named Usman Khan stabbed five people, killing two. He had previously been convicted for his part in an al-Qaeda inspired terror plot back in 2012. He served five years and was then released from prison without going before a parole board as the law previously required. The Australian news service, News.com.au, reported, “Khan had been helped by ‘Learning Together’ after he was released from prison in December last year. And he was used as a poster boy by the program after he thanked them for helping him get a computer.”
The two people killed by Khan – Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25 – were volunteers with “Learning Together.” They were both outspoken advocates for more leniency in Britain’s criminal justice system. “Learning Together” is an initiative of the Cambridge University Institute of Criminology. The director of the institute, Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, said that Jack Merritt advocated “for a politics of love.”
It sounds a lot like “hugs not bullets.” And that sounds nice until we remember that God instituted human government for the protection of rights, the protection of children and families – protection from lives of fear.
The United States is not immune from the growing lawlessness in the world. In Chicago, the county prosecutor announced three years ago that shoplifters would no longer be charged with a felony if they stole under a $1000 worth of merchandise, or if they were juveniles. Criminals are said to carry calculators into stores to make sure they are under the limit. That way they will be free to come back for more. According to CBS 2 in Chicago, “They grab what they want and then they take off.”
Alderman Brian Hopkins says, “We’re seeing store security guards being pepper sprayed, maced and physically attacked…. [Shoplifters] have no fear and they’re acting with impunity.”
The same thing has happened in California where the law changed 1 ½ years ago. Any theft below $950 can only be charged as a misdemeanor. The owner of a small hobby shop in Sacramento says the new law has made it hard for him and other small retailers to stay in business. “It’s just pretty much open season,” he said. “They’ll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door.”
Rachael Rollins serves as the District Attorney for Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The county includes Boston. She was elected promising not to prosecute certain crimes. They include theft of personal property under $250, disorderly conduct, trespassing, receiving stolen property, wanton or malicious destruction of property, drug possession, drug possession with intent to distribute, and resisting arrest. Think of the consequences of giving people a free pass on the things on that list.
Initially, lawlessness leads to anarchy. But it never stays there long. It quickly becomes the excuse for criminal control such as we see in Mexico, or for the formation of a police state. Either way, freedoms are quickly lost.