By Joel Richardson - “In the following program, Glenn Beck, General Jerry Boykin, Erick Stakelbeck, and Frank Gaffney discuss the Arab Spring and what they believe might be next. Discussion of Turkey’s role features prominently. Only a few years ago, the predictions that I made in my book Islamic Antichrist concerning the future of Turkey were often met with skepticism or outright disregard. Today, Turkey’s emerging role as the strong-horse of the Middle East and the leader of the coming Caliphate, as clearly predicted in the Bible, is beginning to be widely acknowledged. Among the many Scriptural arguments presented in my forthcoming book, Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist, (release date, September 4) I continue to demonstrate the prominent role of Turkey in Bible prophecy.” Source – Joel’s Trumpet.
Flashback: Turkey Acts as Mentor for Emerging Islamists in Middle Eastern Region – “The media spin doctors and minions of the willingly ignorant continue to paint a positive face on ‘moderate’ Turkey and the popular Islamist goverment of Prime Minister Erdogan, yet these rose-colored spectacle-wearing ‘journalists’ remain conspicuously silent when it comes to the fact that the popularity which Turkey’s ‘moderate’ AKP party now enjoys would not have risen to the level it has had it not been for Erdogan’s very public anti-Israel vitriol. Diplomatic relations between Turkey and Israel are now at an all-time low as a result and show no signs of improving any time soon, if ever. If the new Islamist governments of Tunisia, Egypt,Morocco, Libya, and potentially even Syria (and perhaps others) are inspired by Turkey’s so-called ‘Justice and Development’ politics, who in their right mind can reasonably expect anything different from Islamist governments inspired by Turkey’s example? If anything, this is nothing but another indication in a long list of many that we are continuing to see a ‘bad crescent-moon rising‘ …” Read more.
By SIOBHAN GORMAN – “WASHINGTON – U.S. officials say they believe Iran recently gave new freedoms to as many as five top Al Qaeda operatives who have been under house arrest, including the option to leave the country, and may have provided some material aid to the terrorist group.
The men, who were detained in Iran in 2003, make up Al Qaeda’s so-called management council, a group that includes members of the inner circle that advised Usama bin Laden and an explosives expert widely considered a candidate for a top post in the organization.
The assertions are likely to amplify tensions between Washington and Tehran. A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday moved to intensify sanctions to force Iran into negotiations on its nuclear program, while Tehran has largely defied pressure. This week, Iran prevented UN nuclear inspectors from gaining access to sites and scientists, according to diplomats.
Skeptics caution that intelligence on Iran’s activities is limited and worry that some policy makers might use provocative reports to justify military action against Tehran. Iran has denied any connection with Al Qaeda.
U.S. officials believe there have been recent indications that officials in the Iranian government have provided Al Qaeda operatives in Iran limited assistance, including logistical help, money and cars, according to a person briefed on the developments.
Adding to the U.S. pressure on Iran, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told senators in an annual intelligence assessment that U.S. agencies believe the Iranian regime is now more willing to conduct an attack in the U.S.” Read more.
Federal Judge who ruled Iran behind 9/11 Vindicated with more Evidence – “… Iran has already threatened terror attacks on American soil. Remember the Iranian terrorist who was invited to the Oval Office? His name is Hadi al-Ameri and he is a longtime, close colleague of the man to whom the Ayatollah reportedly ordered to carry out terror attacks in the United States recently. If al-Qaeda worked with Iran to perpetrate the 9/11 attacks and the latter is now threatening more attacks against the United States, wouldn’t it make sense to see Iran take the leash off of al-Qaeda today?” Read more.
Flashback: Iran’s Link to Al-Qaeda: The 9/11 Commission’s Evidence – “The following are excerpts from the 9/11 Commission Report, an unclassified version of which was released to the public on July 22, 2004. The commission interviewed more than 1,000 people in ten countries and conducted an unprecedented review of U.S. intelligence. Among its findings, excerpted below, was evidence of a significant and continuing relationship between al-Qaeda and the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Read more.
Flashback: Iran Planning US Attack ‘Worse Than The World Trade Center’ From Latin American Countries (Video):
Any strike against Iran should also involve the targeted destruction of its theocratic leadership …
By Elad Benari – “As the rampant speculations that Israel will soon launch a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities continue, a report on NBC on Friday revealed what such an attack may look like.
The report, the main points of which were presented by Israel’s Channel 10 News, is based on conversations the American network held with current and former officials in Israel and the United States. The report suggests that an attack on Iran will combine air and ground faces but will not include naval forces.
The officials interviewed said that the attack will be led by the Israeli artillery, which will use Jericho 2 missiles that have a range of 2,500 kilometers. The report also says the artillery will be assisted by F-15i aircraft and Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The officials also told NBC that the operation will include ground units, but that they will not be involved in the actual attacks, focusing instead on marking targets or collecting intelligence.
The report added that the officials interviewed said that they believe the chances for an Israeli military operation in Iran are higher than 50 percent. They said, however, that they believe such an attack will not succeed in destroying all the nuclear facilities of the Islamic Republic and that the attack’s purpose would be simply to delay the Iranian nuclear program by damaging its most sensitive facilities. In such a case, one official said, Israel is prepared to repeat the attack in a few years.
Another important note made by the NBC report is that all the officials interviewed agreed with recent reports that Israel will not notify the White House a long time in advance of the attack.” Read more.
Gen. Dempsey: U.S. can destroy Iran’s nuclear program – “A military strike by the United States could destroy all of Iran’s nuclear program. This statement was made on Sunday by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, USA. ‘The American military strike could wipe out Iran’s nuclear program. I want them to believe that is the case,’ – he said in an interview with CBS television.” Read more.
U.S. Officials: Iran’s nuclear program can only be destroyed if we use tactical nukes – “The United States does not possess conventional armament powerful enough to destroy Iran’s deeply hidden nuclear facilities, U.S. officials told the Wall Street Journal late Friday, with American Defense Secretary Leon Panetta saying Washington was ‘still trying’ to develop more powerful bombs… Pentagon analysts estimated that currently held conventional bombs would not be effective against Iran’s enrichment plant in Fordo, adding that a tactical nuclear would be the only option if Washington sought to destroy the facility. ‘Once things go into the mountain, then really you have to have something that takes the mountain off,’ the official told the Wall Street Journal.” Read more.
By Madison Ruppert – “According to Azerbaijani Trend News Agency, Interfax has reported via Israeli sources that the United States and allied nations have begun to move troops and other firepower into the Persian Gulf Region.
According to the report, troops have already arrived just south of the Strait of Hormuz at the Omani island of Masirah, where an American Air Force base is located.
This appears to be on top of the 15,000 troops in Kuwait, three carrier strike groups to be in the region, arming of states surrounding Iran, and more, all of which has been heavily documented on End the Lie for some time now.
According to Trend, the Huffington Post has also reported that an American base on the British isle of Diego Garcia, located in the Indian Ocean, now has hundreds of ‘concrete-bomb[s] capable of destroying fortified underground bunkers’ which one assumes is referring to the so-called ‘bunker buster’ bombs or Massive Ordinance Penetrators (MOPs).
If true, this would be interesting given that United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta just claimed that the current bombs are not capable of totally destroying Iranian underground facilities.
There are also reports of Saudi Arabia moving parts of their ground forces into the Eastern portion of their nation, which is where the main oil production facilities are located.
This would be in addition to the new and refurbished jets being brought into Saudi Arabia thanks to the United States.” Read more.
Iran launches new military exercises in south – “Iran began ground military exercises Saturday and defiantly warned that it could cut off oil exports to ‘hostile’ European nations as tensions rise over suggestions that military strikes are an increasing possibility if sanctions fail to rein in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Tehran has stepped up its rhetoric as international pressure mounts over allegations that it is seeking to develop atomic weapons, a charge it denies. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued stern warnings against any possible U.S. or Israeli attacks against Tehran’s nuclear facilities. Western forces also have boosted their naval presence in the Gulf led by the American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.” Read more.
New York: Mysterious Tourette’s-Like Syndrome Affecting Teens at Local High School Now Infects First Adult
Marge Fitzsimmons, who works with developmentally disabled patients and has no immediate ties to the town’s high school at the centre of the outbreak, has had to stop going to work because her body tics and twitches have gotten so severe that she can no longer work with her patients.
Details of her condition emerged today as researchers offered a new explanation for the strange symptoms that have been diagnosed in 14 teenage girls and one teenage boy.
Doctors have singled out the possibilty of paediatric acute-onset neuropsychaitric syndrome, or PANS, as a solution.
However, the new addition of an adult to the list of victims is likely to cast doubt on the theory that the outbreak is caused by a condition prevalent in children.
‘It started out with sudden head jerks in the middle of October. The motor tics wouldn’t stop, and the vocal tics started, and I went to one of the bosses and said I have to go,’ Ms Fitzsimmons told NBC News.
‘When it first started I thought maybe I’m going crazy.
‘As an adult, I can’t imagine these teenagers going through this and for anyone to think that they’re faking it at all. Try living a day in their shoes.’
Researchers are now looking into a new explanation – that infections caused by bacteria or viruses can cause also infect the brain, leading to onsets of Tourette’s and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
News of the adult case comes after fifteen teenagers were of the affected who attend Le Roy High School in Genesee County, New York State. Only one boy has been affected, the other 14 sufferers are girls.” Read more.
Middle-East War May Start ‘Within Months’, Iran Warns of ‘Coming Great Event’, Ayatollah Threatens Israel and America
By MARK DUELL and HUGO GYE – “Fears of a global nuclear war breaking out were today stoked after Israel suggested Iran has been developing missiles with an extraordinary range of 6,200 miles – enough to reach the U.S.
An international political storm is now in full force as the U.S. desperately tries to talk Israel out of an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities amidst fears a strike could now come within just two months.
Israel’s deputy prime minister Moshe Ya’alon said the missiles were being tested at a site near Tehran that was destroyed three months ago and they were ‘aimed at America, not at us’.
Mr Ya’alon said Iran is creating ‘a nightmare for the free world’. Iran, which is accused of preparing to build a nuclear bomb, says it will retaliate over Western-backed oil sanctions and any attack threat.
The U.S. doesn’t believe Iran is producing such a long-range missile, but Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is still reportedly fearful of a growing chance Israel would attack Iran as early as April.” Read more.
Israel Vice PM: Military strike can hit all of Iran’s nuclear facilities – “All of Iran’s nuclear faculties are vulnerable to a military strike, Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Thursday, calling the potential of a nuclear Iran a ‘nightmare to the free world.’… Speaking of the possibility of a military strike of Iran’s nuclear facilities, the vice PM said that ‘the West has the ability to strike, but as long as Iran isn’t convinced that there’s a determination to follow through with it, they’ll continue with their manipulations.’ ‘The Iranians believe that a determination isn’t still there, both in regards to military action and in regards to sanctions,’ Ya’alon said, adding that ‘any facility protected by humans can be infiltrated by humans. It’s possible to strike all Iran’s facilities, and I say that out of my experience as IDF chief of staff.’” Read more.
Iran Warns World of Coming Great Event, ‘Islam Will Be Victorious’ – “Amid crippling sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, Iran is continuing to prepare itself for war against the West, and now is warning of a coming great event. ‘In light of the realization of the divine promise by almighty God, the Zionists and the Great Satan (America) will soon be defeated,’ Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, is warning. Khamenei, speaking to hundreds of youths from more than 70 countries attending a world conference on the Arab Spring just days ago, told a cheering crowd in Tehran that ‘Allah’s promises will be delivered and Islam will be victorious.’” Read more.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Threatens Israel, U.S. – “Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, threatened Israel on Friday, saying the Islamic Republic will help any nation or group that confronts the Jewish State, The Associated Press reported. In remarks to worshippers during Friday prayers in Tehran which were broadcast on state TV, Khamenei said Iran would continue its nuclear program and warned that any military strike by the U.S. would only make Iran stronger. He affirmed that Iran had provided assistance to terror groups Hizbullah and Hamas, AP reported.” Read more.
Iran May Strike Against Jewish Targets in America and Around the World – “Israeli facilities in North America — and around the world — are on high alert, according to an internal security document obtained by ABC News that predicted the threat from Iran against Jewish targets will increase. “We predict that the threat on our sites around the world will increase … on both our guarded sites and ‘soft’ sites,” stated a letter circulated by the head of security for the Consul General for the Mid-Atlantic States. Guarded sites refers to government facilities like embassies and consulates, while ‘soft sites’ means Jewish synagogues, and schools, as well as community centers like the one hit by a terrorist bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994 that killed 85 people.” Read more.