The events with Syria and Russia are very quickly accelerating, as well as the geopolitical landscape. There are also many events just within the past two weeks that are extremely eye-catching that have been tying in with many of the research articles that the Lord has given over the past few months. Lord willing, I am going to try and streamline the Situation Room, as well as incorporate the Syria situation, too. Keep your eyes to the skies! Maranatha!
The incident took place hours after a Jewish man was stabbed by a Palestinian woman in Jerusalem's Old City, sustaining light wounds. ...the third stabbing attack to take place in the capital in a week
Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive Wednesday in central Syria, in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week. ...carried out 26 missile strikes from four warships of its Caspian Sea flotilla.
Editor: Related: 4 Russian warships launch 26 missiles against ISIS from Caspian Sea - "The attacks required cooperation from Iran and Iraq, as the missiles had to travel through their airspace to reach Syria."
Russian fighter jets shadowed U.S. predator drones on at least three separate occasions high above Syria since the start of Russia’s air campaign last week, according to two U.S. officials briefed on this latest intelligence from the region.
A German actor who dressed up as Adolf Hitler and traveled through the country for four weeks chatting to smiling voters and stroking their pets for a film that opens this week says he was shocked by the warm welcome he received. The film "Look Who's Back" is an adaptation of a satirical novel ...In it, Hitler wakes up in modern times, becomes a celebrity and enters politics again.
Editor: Note that the film premieres in Germany Thursday (American Wednesday). Related news with more commentary. See our related article: The Antichrist Returns
Informed sources told Arabic-language al-Ahd news agency that King Salman is now in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) section of King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Saudi capital. The sources also said that given the Saudi king's unstable and aggravating health conditions, officials have ceased plans to transfer him to US hospitals.
Editor: Will look for more on this, but if this rumor grows legs, this could be destabilizing for Saudi Arabia leadership...
Saudi Arabian cash reserves are in free-fall due to China’s economic crash driving oil prices down to an average of $45 a barrel and the Kingdom becoming the world’s third largest military spender.
The group behind the 10 videos that has exposed the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts has released some never-before-seen footage of another Planned Parenthood abortionist discussing the grisly practice.
Three of the city’s hospitals — Palmetto Health Baptist and Richland, and Providence — are dealing with low water pressure and switched to contingency plans to care for patients. ...At Baptist Hospital, a firetruck pumped water needed for the facility’s chill systems, such as air conditioner and refrigeration units.
Editor: This is a good time to remind you of our free ministry resources, The Disaster Crash Course manuals, which are a great way to provide information for those who potentially will face catastrophic situations or disasters.
Blount County Commissioner Karen Miller has proposed a new resolution for the Committee Meeting Tuesday. For starters, she is asking God to not destroy Blount County for America's sins. "I was just shaking," said Schablik, "I was shaking at the fact that there was someone in our county putting out that much hate and doing it in a legislative manner."
10/06/2015, theeconomiccollapseblog.com, Michael Snyder
Of course that does not mean that something will happen this October, but after what we just witnessed in September we should all be on alert. Clearly, there is a tremendous amount of momentum toward the downside right now. As you can see from the chart below, all of the gains for the Dow since the end of the 2013 calendar year have already been wiped out…
...the Russian special forces "are there to mop up after air strikes, call in air strikes, go on extremely covert missions against rebels and ultimately wipe them out."
In August, for the first time, the yuan moved ahead of Japan’s yen for fourth place in a league table of the most-used currencies for cross-border payments compiled by Swift ...“Trading [in yuan] was almost nonexistent five years ago but today ranks amongst the most traded currencies globally...
The works comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision in June that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support "any sect, church, denomination or system of religion."
U.S. pilots flying F-16s out of Turkey first picked up the Russian planes on radar. The Russians closed to within 20 miles, at which point the American pilots could visually identify them on their targeting cameras. ...the Russians have come even closer than that to his unmanned drones.
China may deploy her navy to Syria in the coming days, but there are no reliable indications that any Chinese navy arrivals are imminent.
Editor: A few days old, but food for thought...
...Electronic payments platform PayPal has been hit by a major systems failure worldwide. The fault rendered all new transactions made since the fault occurred invisible to both the sender and the recipient.
...officials have expressed concern that the systems could reach Syria and Hezbollah, diluting Israel’s regional air supremacy. ...The S-300 is capable of tracking multiple planes at once and some versions have an interception range of 200 kilometers. It is considered to be one of the most sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons in the world.
Gov. Jerry Brown signing into law a bill making California the fifth state to permit physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill.
A senior Russian military delegation will visit Israel on Tuesday for two days of talks on how the countries can avoid accidentally clashing while operating in Syria, an Israeli military officer said.
It has also been reported that Russia has been able to negotiate with the Syrians to give them an exclusive access to some of the largest oil and gas fields in return of the Russian air force; however, there is no clarity as to why are the Chinese joining the air campaign.
Editor: Note that rumors of Chinese involvement are still sketchy...
...denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies. ...Turkey is one of Assad's fiercest foes in the region, has by far the biggest army on the border with Syria and has taken in the largest number of refugees.
The demonstrations and clashes in the West Bank are part of the latest wave of violence, which began on Thursday when Palestinian gunmen killed a Jewish couple near a settlement in the occupied West Bank ...Red Crescent medics had treated 465 Palestinians wounded in clashes throughout the West Bank since Friday, including 36 people for live fire.
Even if the deal is completed, Obama’s work is not yet done, however. Though he won new “fast-track” trade powers from Congress in the spring to help smooth negotiations, the president still must get the final pact ratified by a vote in Congress, which probably will take place early next year.
Two rockets were fired toward Israel on Sunday, one hitting an open area in southern Israel and the other exploding inside the strip.
10/04/2015, theeconomiccollapseblog.com, By Michael Snyder
According to the Obama administration, there are currently 7.9 million Americans that are “officially unemployed” and another 94.7 million working age Americans that are “not in the labor force”. That gives us a grand total of 102.6 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now.
HBO TV, Season 2, Series description - "More than three years ago, 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanished. 140 million people, gone in an instant."
Editor: More mainstream media preparing the world's minds for the mass disappearance of people. Notice that the second season starts today; see the Situation Room.
Russia’s bombing of rebel positions has angered countries in the region that have been trying to oust Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Analysts say Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are now likely to increase military aid to the anti-Assad groups they support
NATO launches its biggest military exercise since 2002 on Saturday, putting 36,000 alliance soldiers through their paces in Italy, Spain and Portugal to boost preparedness against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis.
In a move that Israeli police themselves called “drastic,” security forces on Sunday barred Palestinians from entering the Old City after last week’s fatal stabbing of an off-duty Israeli soldier and a well-known rabbi. The unprecedented closure of the Old City to Palestinians comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to launch “a harsh offensive on Palestinian Islamic terror.”
The National Weather Service cited a "historic" rainfall in South Carolina, blamed on a lingering low pressure system in the region and the outer edges of Hurricane Joaquin. The Category 2 storm with sustained top winds of 110 mph swerved north and east, avoiding a direct hit, but did fuel rains and high wind along the coast.
...after a dramatic sell-off in healthcare and biotechnology stocks triggered double-digit losses for some prominent players last month. September's sucker punch in the biotech sector, on top of a grim August when global markets tumbled due to fears about slowing growth in China, have pushed many hedge fund managers deep into the red.
10/03/2015, theeconomiccollapseblog.com, Michael Snyder
...some truly remarkable things happen over the past three months. ...the 8th largest single day stock market crash on a point basis in U.S. history, ...the 10th largest single day stock market crash in U.S. history, and ...the single greatest intraday stock market crash in all of U.S. history. On August 24th the Dow plunged 1,089 points before bouncing back.
Biden will deliver the keynote speech at the gala dinner in Washington for the Human Rights Campaign, a prominent LGBT civil rights and lobbying group. His appearance follows one early Saturday by Clinton...
...as many as 600 people could still be missing.
10/03/2015, zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden
...the US bombing raid "continued for >30 minutes after American & Afghan military officials in Kabul & Washington first informed of proximity to hospital." ...it’s impossible to fathom what the U.S. media would be saying and doing if Russia did something like this in Syria.
More than 50 Russian warplanes and helicopters are currently in action in Syria – all lined up and ready at the airfield in western Syria...
U.S. companies announced 205,759 job cuts during the third quarter, the most since the third quarter of 2009 ...“It’s an effort to keep the stock price from falling too much. If the stock price keeps falling, it cuts off the company’s ability to raise capital in the future,”
...formally invited the Russians on Friday to send in troops
Stock futures nosedived after the report — all three major indexes lost more than 1%, and Dow futures shed as many as 200 points. The yield on the 10-year benchmark Treasury note fell below 2% for the first time since the market sell-off on August 24 [Black Monday].
The pre-dawn launch also created a cloud plume shortly after liftoff similar to what happened Sept. 3 during another Atlas V launch.
Editor: Atlas being an archtype for Atlantis... See our Time and Tomorrowland article.
Russia has said it is using its most advanced plane, the Sukhoi-34, near Raqqa, the area where it is most likely to encounter US and coalition aircraft targeting Islamic State.
...it’s not only against IS. I don’t know why people… forget about Jabhat Al-Nusra, although the [UN] Security Council resolution spoke about or considered both Al-Nusra and ISIL as terrorist organizations. Besides these, there are tens of terrorist organizations in Syria....
Editor: Food for thought, from the Russian perspective...
...trading fire with warships from the Saudi-led military coalition near the Bab al-Mandab straight, the strategic southern entrance to the Red Sea and the gateway to the Suez Canal. ...Saudi and Egyptian warships have been deployed off the coast of Yemen to secure the strategically vital Bab el-Mandab. The straight is one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes...
The shooting is the latest is a series of attacks on educational institutions that has left scores dead. Each has prompted calls for tougher gun control laws.
The U.S. and six other nations backing rebels fighting to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called on Russia to cease attacks against the country’s opposition, saying air strikes that have killed civilians risk fueling extremism. ...Russian air force jets made 18 air strikes on 12 targets during the past day
The name Joaquin in Hebrew means “lifted by Yahweh”. Jehoiakim was also in the bible, as he was the son of Josiah and Zebidah. At age 25, he was made king by Pharoah Neco in place of his brother Jehoahaz, who was exiled to Egypt. Jehoiakim reigned for eleven years (608-598 BC) but his reign was an evil one. During his reign, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon attacked Jerusalem.
Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive on behalf of President Bashar Assad's government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday ...In the second day of strikes, Russia said it launched eight sorties with Sukhoi warplanes overnight, hitting four Islamic State targets. However, none of the areas where it said the strikes took place is held by Islamic State.
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