Hezbollah will eventually be used by Islamists to set a counterattack trap for the IDF!

April 20th, 2014

We’ve Watched Obama Set the Stage for the Last War of the Gentile Age

After He steps down from the Office of the Presidency in February 2017

May 20, 2014

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Hezbollah will eventually be used by Islam to pull Israel into War Trap

Among many Islamist Terrorist groups across an Arab Spring Mid-East

It will take Time for Bonding of 10 Toes But it’s likely After Obama Goes

This is simply a Guess on my part, Only God will decide WHEN it Occurs,

But I am NOT a child of darkness and I Do KNOW that it is Drawing NIGH.

I also KNOW a Great Falling Away is occurring BEFORE we see Antichrist!

October 14, 2012

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REDEMPTION IS NOW DRAWING NIGH AS MANY FALL AWAY BEFORE ANTICHRIST

Luke 21:11,28 – And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. [28] And when these things BEGIN to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH. 

II Thessalonians 2:3 – Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

1 Thessalonians 5:4-6 – But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. [5] Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. [6] Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

GOD WILL BOND 10 TOES TOGETHER ON HIS OWN TIME SCHEDULE

Revelation17:17 – For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

Ezekiel 38:3,4 – And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: [4] And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

MIRY CLAY WILL STICK TO IRON UNTIL IT DRIES, THEN IT DROPS OFF

Daniel 2:42-44 – And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. [43] And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with MIRY clay, they shall MINGLE themselves with THE SEED of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. [44] And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. (See the previous blog for a discussion on MINGLE and THE SEED)

ANTICHRIST IS THE KING OF THE NORTH (GREATER SYRIA) AND THE KING OF THE SOUTH IS ISRAEL’S KING (PRIME MINSTER)

Daniel 11:40 – And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

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Hariri: Lebanon is not an unmanned drone

Former Lebanese PM blasts Hezbollah for dispatching UAV to Israel, dragging Lebanon into risky exploits

Elior Levy

October 13, 2012

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said that “Lebanon is not an unmanned drone,” referring to the aerial vehicle allegedly dispatched by Hezbollah to Israel last week.

“During this very critical moment in the region, all Lebanese who reject actions that threaten Lebanon’s national interest… need to shoulder the responsibility so that everyone understands once and for all that Lebanon is not an unmanned drone,” Hariri told the An-Nahar newspaper.

Related stories:

——-Lebanon president: Use Hezbollah’s strength

——-Hezbollah confirms it sent drone downed over Israel

——-Op-ed: Hezbollah’s transformation

Hariri lauded the stance taken by Lebanese President Michel Suleiman regarding the drone mission, noting that the leader’s position “expressed deep concerns over the uncalculated risks which Hezbollah wants to drag Lebanon into.”

Suleiman said Friday that Hezbollah’s decision to send a UAV to Israel shows the urgent need for a national defense strategy that would utilize the militant group’s capabilities in defending the country.

Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday claimed responsibility for the drone mission, which was shot down by Israel. Nasrallh further noted that the drone was made in Iran.

Meanwhile, a senior Iranian commander said that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has enhanced its defense capabilities to the level of strategic deterrence, Press TV reported.

Commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari told military personnel in the Northern Khorasan province that the IRGC has “enormously increased its defense capability and deterrence by merging its professional ground forces and Basij, enhancing missile range and boosting the naval defense and strike power, and enhanced it to the level of strategic deterrence.”

I HAVE TAUGHT ABOUT THIS COUNTERATTACK SINCE 2002

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Counterattack Offensive Trap being Prepared by King of the North

By training Hizbullah in launching his advanced Scud Missiles,

When the King of the South is lured across Lebanon Border,

Into what begins the Final war with 10 Horns of Daniel 7!

I think Israel will cross into Lebanon after Obama Goes

From his office as President leaving a legacy of Deceit.

October 9, 2010

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Daniel 11:40,41 –  And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. [41] He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown:

Daniel 7:24,25 – And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. [25] And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

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Satellite images reveal: Hezbollah training in Syria missile base

Google Earth photos reveal Scuds at base near Damascus.

By Avi Scharf

Published October 8, 2010

The Syrian army has a Scud missile base near Damascus, according to recent satellite photos. The photos also suggest that Hezbollah activists are being trained in the Scuds’ use at the base.

Reports that Syria may have given Hezbollah Scuds ratcheted up tensions between Jerusalem and Damascus about six months ago, according to foreign media.

The photos, taken on March 22, can be seen by any web surfer on Google Earth. They show extensive construction at several military bases throughout Syria, including at one of the country’s three largest missile bases, located 25 kilometers northeast of Damascus, near the city of Adra.

The base is in a deep valley surrounded by 400-meter-high mountains. Concrete tunnels lead from the base into the mountains, where the Scuds are apparently stored.

The photos show five 11-meter-long missiles (the length of both the Scud B and the Scud C ) at the Adra base. Three are on trucks in a parking lot. Two others are in a training area where 20 to 25 people can be made out along with about 20 vehicles. One of the two missiles appears to be mounted on a mobile launcher; another is on the ground.

In April, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai reported that Syrian President Bashar Assad was arming Hezbollah with Scuds. The paper did not mention the type of Scud, but the Scud C has a range of approximately 600 kilometers.

About a month later, Amos Harel reported in Haaretz that Damascus had given Hezbollah highly accurate and lethal M-600 rockets with a range of 300 kilometers.

In late May, the Sunday Times of London reported that shipments of weapons from the Adra base were going to Hezbollah, and that according to anonymous security sources, Iran was sending missiles and other weapons to that base via the nearby Damascus airport. It also said Hezbollah had been given a section of the base for barracks, warehouses and a fleet of trucks to transport weapons to the Lebanese border, 40 kilometers away.

Earlier that month, Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz, the head of research for Military Intelligence, told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, “The long-range missiles Syria recently gave to Hezbollah are just the tip of the iceberg. Hezbollah already has thousands of rockets of all kinds and all ranges.”

Due to the rising tensions at the time, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Saudi King Abdullah invited Assad to an urgent summit at Sharm al-Sheikh. Assad, however, canceled at the last minute. A senior analyst told Haaretz at the time that while Assad was presenting himself to Europe as a peace-seeker, he continued to maintain his strategic alliance with Iran and Hezbollah.

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An Easter Message About Fulfilling Prophecy!

April 19th, 2014

Easter is a time when believers should NOT be miserable but Rejoicing

I Corinthians 15:19 – If in THIS LIFE ONLY we have HOPE in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

Believers should consider their HOPE as a FACT THAT HE IS RISEN!

DO NOT BELIEVE what some believe was reported by the tomb Guards

April 19, 2014

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Matthew 27:62 to 28:15 – Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, [63] Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. [64] Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. [65] Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. [66] So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

Matthew 28:1-15 – In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. [2] And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. [3] His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: [4] And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. [5] And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. [6] HE IS NOT HERE: FOR HE IS RISEN, AS HE SAID.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay. [7] And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. [8] And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. [9] And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. [10] Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.  11] Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. [12] And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, [13] Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. [14] And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. [15] So they took the money, and did as they were taught: AND THIS SAYING IS COMMONLY REPORTIED AMONG THE JEWS UNTIL THIS DAY.

DO NOT BE FEARFULLY MISERABLE ABOUT THE PROPHETIC EVENTS BEING FULFILLED BY THE ACTIONS OF RUSSIA AND ISLAM IN THE OLD WORLD – THIS SHOULD BE A TIME OF JOY FOR BELIEVERS IN THAT IT LETS THEM KNOW THE TIME OF CHRIST’S RETURN TO RULE IS DRAWING NEAR.

Matthew 24:29-33 – Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: [30] And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth MOURN, and they shall SEE the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. [31] And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together HIS ELECT from the four winds, FROM ONE END OF HEAVEN TO THE OTHER.  [32] Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is NIGH: [33] So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is NEAR, even EVEN AT THE DOOR. 

WHEN THE WOMEN ACCEPTED WHAT HAD HAPPNED WHAT DID THEY DO?

Matthew 28:6-10 – He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. [7] And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. [8] And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and GREAT JOY; and did run to bring his disciples word.     [9] And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. [10] Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: GO TELL MY BRETHREN that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

WHAT DID JESUS DIRECT THE FIRST NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH TO UNTIL HE CAME AGAIN?

Matthew 28:18-20 – And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. [19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

USE THE TIME YOU HAVE LEFT TO TEACH THE NATIONS ABOUT HIM AND TO TEACH THOSE WHO BELIEVE IT AND WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND OBSERVE IN ASSEMBLING TO WORSHIPPING HIM FOR THE REST OF THEIR PHYSICAL LIFE ON THIS PLANET.

DON’T FEEL MISERABLE OR UNHAPPY BECAUSE OF THE PROPHECIES YOU SEE BEING FULFILLED IN THE OLD WORLD, REJOICE THAT GOD LET YOU KNOW WHEN HIS 2ND ADVENT WAS DRAWING NIGH.

HE HAS GIVEN YOU TIME TO TAKE TIME TO DO IT BEFORE THE DOORS ARE CLOSED AND YOU ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO DO SO!

DO NOT WORRY ABOUT WHEN THE RAPTURE IS GOING TO OCCUR – BUT DO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHATEVER TIME YOU HAVE LEFT.

DO NOT BE AFRAID OF RUSSIA, GREATER SYRIA, OR IRAN PLUS  ITS SATELLITES – IF YOU MUST BE CONCERNED:  BE CONCERNED ABOUT CHRIST’S JUDGMENT SEAT IN HEAVEN AND WHAT HE TAUGHT YOU TO TEACH OTHERS,  BUT WHICH YOU DID NOT SHOW IN YOUR LIFE, NOR TEACH OTHERS AFTER HE SAVED YOU TO DO SO.

BRETHREN, IF GOD’S PROPHECIES BEING FULFILLED BOTHERS YOU, THEN GET YOUR ETERNALLY SAVED SOUL BACK INTO A REGULAR HABIT OF ASSEMBLING IN A LOCAL CHURCH THAT TEACHES HOW TO OBSERVE WHAT HE TAUGHT THE LOCAL CHURCHES TO DO AS THEY WORSHIPPED GOD IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.

Hebrews 10:25 –Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

John 4:24 – God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Assad is not the Antichrist who will arise as a Greater Syria Strong Man

Assad is Not going to be around MUCH longer as a Middle East Dictator

He is Likely to Be Assassinated by the Groups Which Kept Him in Power

Islamist Terror Groups Will Eventually Win the Victory in Greater Syria

Then a Strong Leader in their Midst will Eventually Rise to Take Control

And Convert Greater Syria into an Islamic State Led by Syrian Antichrist

Who Eventually Establishes the Islamic Caliphate From Morocco To India

Which will Last Until the One called Faithful & True and the Word of God

Returns at His 2nd ADVENT as the KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS!

Revelation 19:11-21 – And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. [12] His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. [13] And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. [14] And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. [15] And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. [16] And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. [17] And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; [18] That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. [19] And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. [20] And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. [21] And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. 

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Obama has led Many in the US to become a Nation that Loves “SMOOTH” Talkers that Govern the People with Favorable LIES to Stay in Power – This was also the Case before the Judgment of the Northern and Southern Kingdoms of Israel and Judah!

April 18th, 2014

Obama has led many in US to become a nation that loves “smooth” speakers in his administration.

Chief of the “smooth” talking deceivers is Obama, but Kerry and Hillary are close behind him..

Both Isaiah & Jeremiah warned of leaders who would tell the Northern and the Southern Kingdoms “smooth” things,

That they wanted to hear rather than telling them of the terrible things about to Happen.

Many secular & religious leaders today are telling believers & unbelievers the “smooth” lies they want to Hear!        

Many have come to believe man can solve his own carnal nature problems and that God’s prophecies

Concerning morality are misinterpreted by self-righteous interpreters who try to warn of judgment for doing them.

April 18, 2014

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Many are infected with “smooth talker” virus from speakers in Washington – Obama, Kerry, and Hillary are chief among them.

Many Americans are going down the same kind of rebellious path against God that Israel and Judah followed before they were carried into Captivity. God had it noted for future generations. 

Isaiah 30:8-13 – Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: [9] That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord: [10] Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: [11] Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. [12] Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: [13] Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.

I Thessalonians 5:3-9 – For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. [5] Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. [6] Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. [7] For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. [8] But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. [9] For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Jeremiah 5:31 – The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

II Peter 3:1-4 – This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: [2] That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: [3] Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, [4] 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.

Wake Up Believers!  This is where we are today! We are not going through the vials of Wrath, but we are going to be here during the seals and trumpets.  We are not going out before any tribulation begins!  We will be caught out of Tribulation on the last trump, which is trumpet 7 in Revelation!

What moral conditions existed before Israel and Judah were Judged

Isaiah 30:8,9 – Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: [9] That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord:

Jeremiah 5:29 – Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

What is the moral condition of Believers and Unbelievers Today:

II Timothy 3:1-5 – This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. [2] For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, [3] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, [4] Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; [5] Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

What is described in the next 3 Scriptures are not FAR DISTANT Events:   

I Corinthians 15:51,52 – Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, [52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Revelation 10:7 – But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

Revelation 11:15,18 – And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.  18] And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

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Kerry’s clichés

Op-ed: US Secretary of State has failed in his mission, mainly due to the fact that both sides did not desire its success. But he also did not dare to really push them to succeed

Shaul Arieli

April 17, 2014.

Nothing is more fitting to illustrate and summarize the wretchedness of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s mission – that some term as “negotiations” – than its final note.

Among all the facts, and all the fundamental differences between the two sides, Kerry chosen to blame the crisis in talks – seemingly just to spite – on Uri Ariel’s announcement of further construction in Jerusalem. This he did after delivering the cliché that Americans cannot want peace more than the sides themselves do.

The fact that Kerry chose these two excuses illustrates the extremely modest purpose of his mission. The secretary of state of a super-power has begun and ended his efforts at a great distance from the gaps in Palestinian Authority President Abbas and former prime minister Olmert’s positions in Annapolis in 2008 – without a framework for negotiations, without clear principles, and without defining parameters that could have turned the fruitless meetings into effective negotiations in which the differences could consistently lessen.

Kerry needed only to ask for data regarding construction in Judea and Samaria in the past year. He would have discovered what is already known – that Israel has increased, right under his nose, settlement construction by 123 percent.

No, this was not a national trend or an answer to the social protest, since in the same year, for example, there was a dramatic 19 percent drop in the number of housing units built in the Tel Aviv area.

This data coincides with countless others to show that the current government led by Benjamin Netanyahu, and its predecessor, are doing everything in their power to fulfill Naftali Benett and Ariel’s ideology – a complete negation of the two-state solution.

Kerry cannot but regret the manner in which he chose to conduct his efforts. He began his arduous journey with an Israeli demand to release Palestinian prisoners instead of insisting on the 1967 borders as a basis, a natural continuation to the UN’s decision in November 2012 to recognize Palestine as a state along the 1967 borders. He refrained from pressing the two sides on the core issues, which guaranteed the lack of clear answers that could have illustrated Israel and the Palestinians’ basic and practical position.

Those who call his mission “mediation efforts” would have to demand that basic positions be presented. At one end of his policy, Kerry preferred to extend imaginary “bridges”, mainly through the media, that seemingly connected between the vague positions that both sides presented, and were in effect nothing more than hollow slogans as those in Netanyahu’s famous Bar-Ilan speech.

At the other end, Kerry dealt with trifles such as Palestinian construction in area C, which is not even relevant to the sought-after permanent agreement.

There is no place for the American cliché any longer. Did Kerry really believe that the Netanyahu government wanted a permanent agreement based on international decisions? Did he not believe the Bayit Yehudi MKs who had announced in their party platform that “we oppose the establishment of any kind of Palestinian state west of Jordan”? Did he not understand that that this was the moment the Likud party was aiming for when it wrote in its platform: “When the time for final negotiations for peace comes, Likud will present a clear red line”? Did he not comprehend that Netanyahu is signed on a platform that includes within it statements such as “perseverance in population and development of all parts of the State of Israel and the imposition of the state’s sovereignty on them”? Was he simply beguiled by Foreign Minister Lieberman’s sweet talk that included his belief that “the demand for the establishment of a Palestinian state and the right of return are intended to disguise the true purpose, which is to eliminate the State of Israel as a Jewish and Zionist State”?

Kerry has failed in his mission at this stage, mainly due to the fact that both sides did not desire its success. But he also did not dare to really push them to succeed. Unfortunately, even if Kerry leaves now, we will have to return to our meetings. We can only hope that they will not be under more difficult conditions and circumstances, and especially hope that Kerry will draw the right conclusions.

Shaul Arieli is a retired IDF colonel, member of the Council for Peace and Security and a Geneva Initiative member.

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It’s just a question of time in Putin’s Long Range Plans as to WHEN he takes over Eastern Ukraine Oil Fields and later tries to take over Middle East Oil Fields.

April 17th, 2014

A Middle East War WILL NOT Come Out of Putin’s current actions in the Ukraine

Because his Plans to build up Mother Russia are LONG RANGE and he is a patient Man.

But It’s Just a Question of Time until Putin takes over the Eastern Ukraine Oil Fields,

And a Strip Along Ukraine’s Southern Black Sea Border almost all the Way to Moldavia.

Putin wants to control the oil flow to the EU and the Oil Fields of the Middle East,

So Land of Magog Ruler will be happy to accept the Meshech & Tubal Gog’s Invitation to Come

Down to destroy all Jews at the final Battle of Armageddon and get control of Oil!

God has used unwitting Pharaoh Obama to set up the elements for the fulfillment of Old World Prophecies

Obama will leave the 1976 Mid-East oil block door open for Russia to come Down,

And Antichrist Gog will EVENTUALLY ask ruler of Magog to help him destroy Israel.

April 17, 2014

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Begin 1976 Quote from page 78 of my first book “Tectonic Chaos.”

“The ten horns of Revelation 13:1 are ten Arab nations who will form the nucleus of the final kingdom, and the ten crowns are the power of the kings that will rule them.  For years we have pictured the typical Arab as a scrawny little fellow on a camel in the desert with a comic expression on his face.  This viewpoint is quickly changing.  Oil is replacing the U.S. dollar in international importance – and soon ten Arab nations will have gained economic control of much of the earth’s wealth.  We will not try to stop them because of the Soviet Union – and the Soviet Union will not try to stop them because of us and Red China.  The world power block will block itself as the Arab nations prosper in our midst.”

End 1976 Quote from “Tectonic Chaos”

President Obama’s Diplomatic Dialog Passive Foreign Policies stopped blocking the Soviet Union and America was no longer looked upon as a nation to be feared or respected by our foes and friends.  US foes are making hay while the sun shines during the remaining time Obama is in Office.  The most opaque administration in US history will be his legacy.  He will be remembered as the President who did nothing to stop the aggression of Assad, Putin, or Iranian leaders and, in so doing, opened the door for fulfillment of Antichrist’s eventual attack on Israel, as well as the bringing down of Russia and Old World nations to the final Armageddon Battle.

See Archive Prophecy Update Number 321 Diagram for what Follows:

This is the INITIAL attack by the Antichrist Gog, when he drives Israel into  the Negev and a hudna (truce) is made between them.

Daniel 11:41 – He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown:   

This is when Gog breaks a hudna (truce) made with Negev Israel some 3 years after he drives her there and Trumpet 7 Sounds.

I Thessalonians 5:3 – For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Daniel 11:45 to 12:1 – And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. [1] And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Revelation 10:7 – But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

The Saved will be judged in heaven by Jesus while those left behind on the 7th Trump suffer God’sWrath.

Revelation 11:15,18 – And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.  [18] And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

This is a warning to the Lost to receive Christ and to the Saved to Serve Him prior to Trumpet 7.

Luke 17:28-30 – Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; [29] But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. [30] Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Revelation 16:15 – Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

This is the Last of the Wrath vials, the battle of Armageddon, and the Second Advent   

Revelation 16:16-21 – And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. [17] And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. [18] And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. [19] And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. [20] And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. [21] And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

Revelation 19:11-21 – And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. [12] His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. [13] And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. [14] And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. [15] And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. [16] And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. [17] And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; [18] That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. [19] And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. [20] And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. [21] And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

This is the Millennial Reign of the Messiah, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords

 Zechariah 14:8,9 – And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. [9] And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

I do not believe the final Middle East War will begin until AFTER Obama leaves Office in February 2017,

But when a leader strong enough to unite Daniel-Revelation 10 horns arises in Greater Syria,     

And a Russian Leader thinks it is strong enough to keep America at Bay, the last war of the Age of the Gentiles will NOT BE A FAR DISTANT EVENT.  

Begin Excerpt from DEBKAfile Special Report

Ukrainian armed operation in the East founders with troop defections to pro-Russian militias

DEBKAfile Special Report

April 16, 2014, 2:37 PM (IDT)

The US and Russia, while trading the blame for pushing Ukraine to the brink of civil war, are nonetheless tugging at the leashes of the two players in the field, each jockeying for advantage in the quadrilateral meeting of senior US, Russian, European, Ukrainian and UN officials scheduled to take place in Geneva Thursday, April 17, debkafile military and intelligence sources report.

The five or six armored personnel carriers which rolled in the embattled town of Slavyanks with Russian flags Wednesday, April 16, turned out to be part of the Ukrainian military operation whose crews instead of cracking down on the pro-Russian militias joined them. According to some Western intelligence sources, a large number of regular Russian soldiers have crossed the border into Ukraine and they too are boosting the pro-Russian militias’ ranks. The Kiev government’s “anti-terror” operation in East Ukraine is accordingly breaking up. debkafile reported earlier Wednesday: 

Expectations of fruitful results from the meeting are low. But the fact that all the parties are talking offers Ukraine its last hope of escaping a bloody civil war. To this end, too, late-night phone calls are being exchanged among Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin as well as Chancellor Angela Merkel.

So far no real shots, aside from a few warning rounds – have been fired between the Ukrainian “anti-terror” force dispatched to East Ukraine on Tuesday April 16 and pro-Russian separatist activists. But it is obvious to all sides that the situation is charged enough for an unforeseen spark to easily send the conflict spinning out of control.

The east Ukrainian separatists have been formed into pro-Russian militias with clandestine aid from Moscow in money and logistical support, such as material for checkpoints, though not weapons. They have seized police and government buildings in up to a dozen towns, centering on the Donetsk region near the Russian border.

This development brought US CIA chief John Brennan on a secret visit to Kiev over the April 12-13 weekend. He arranged for the Kiev government to mount a counter-operation. They put together an armed contingent made up of Ukrainian internal security SBU special forces and the Alpha Force, which is the special operations unit of the Ukrainian secret service-SZRU, as well as paratroops and police units. General Vasily Krutov was given command of the contingent.

By his operation, Kiev aimed to crack down on the pro-Russian militias and so demonstrate its authority over the country and not just the center of the capital Kiev. However the multiple components of this contingent betrayed the fact that neither the Ukrainian army nor all parts of the intelligence services respect and are willing to serve the provisional government.

Backed by promised funds and diplomatic cover from President Obama relayed by John Brennan, this motley contingent went into action Tuesday in two of the trouble spots – Slavyansk and Kramatorsk near Donetsk.

But debkafile’s military sources report that notwithstanding the claims of 4-11 dead and dramatic footage taken in both places of exchanges of fire, flying jets and advancing tanks, nothing really changed on the ground.

The number of casualties was not confirmed, or which side they belonged to, and the tanks turned tail after heated debate with their pro-Russian brothers.

Neither was there any confirmed crackdown or seizure of arms in Slavyansk from the defiant pro-Russian militias and the recovery of the air base at Kramatorsk remains in doubt. The US attached importance to this air field as the key to a Russian troop landing in eastern Ukraine if this was decided in Moscow.

Indeed, Wednesday morning, April 16, the Ukrainian special units found themselves besieged in both Slavyansk and Kramatorsk by pro-Russian militias. When Gen. Krutov asked to speak with their leaders, the militiamen laughed and knocked off his cap before sending him running to his car.

It is now up to Washington and Moscow, which have been handling their allies in Ukraine by remote control, to decide on further steps, taking into consideration that they may push the situation over the edge into civil war. Their alternative is to leave the impasse on the ground in situ for the Geneva talks Thursday to try and resolve.

In the last resort, that decision is up to Obama and Putin – on the assumption that their proxies remain obedient.

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Islamist Groups and Nations begin turning to Ruler Putin in the Land of Magog – Putin has a LONG RANGE Plan to control the Northern Coastal Strip along the Black Sea reaching West to the Moldavian Border.

April 16th, 2014

Putin has a Long Range plan to control the northern shoreline of the Black Sea

Putin will Eventually reach Moldavia border along shoreline strip of Black Sea

Islamist Groups and Nations begin turning to Ruler Putin in the Land of Magog 

Mali is Now Seeking Land of Magog Support in the Current Middle East Fights

Several Islamic Countries such as Iran and Syria are Backed by Land of Magog

There’ll Be A Shift of Middle East Nations Alliances Due to Obama Decisions

Obama’s Vacuums Will be Filled by Persia and the Lands of Meshech & Tubal

After Obama’s departure from Office the Antichrist will arise in greater Syria

When he has strengthened his power he will attack Israel with Daniel’s 10 Horns

As He Passes through Jerusalem to Drive Israel into Negev He will Sack Jerusalem

Israel will remain surrounded in the Negev Wilderness until Christ’s 2nd Advent

Until Trump 7 God holds back Archangel Michael from standing up for Israelis

But sends Archangel Michael on Trumpet 7 Rapture to begin to Fight for Israel

During 7 vials of God’s wrath the Mount of Olives divides to the North and South

As the Lord comes at his 2nd Advent to end the Final great battle of Armageddon

 Glorified Saints return with Him and He will Reign over all the Earth 1000 Years 

Look at the Diagram of this on the DMBC Archive Prophecy Update Number 321

April 16, 2012

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Begin the Excerpt Heading From the Archive Blog We Issued on March 27, 2014

Putin Now Massing Russian Divisions On the Eastern Ukraine Border

And sooner or later he will use them to Secure a Russian Land Road

I Doubt If He Will Attack Estonia, LithuanIa, And Latvia Due to NATO

But Russia Has a Drastic Strategic Need to Control the Southeastern

Ukraine North Of the Sea Of Azov For At Least 30 Miles Inland Across

The Southern Ukraine to Where the Dnieper River Flows In Black Sea

March 27, 2014

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Please scan back and take a look at our map of the Black Sea and its environs, which we put up on March 10, 2014.

End Archive Blog Excerpt issued March 27, 2014

Continue Current Blog Issued April 16, 2014

After Obama’s Departure from Office the Antichrist will arise in Greater Syria

II Thessalonians 2:8,9 – And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: [9] Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

When he has Strengthened his power he will attack Israel with Daniel’s 10 Horns

Daniel 11:41 – He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown:

Zechariah 13:8 – And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

Revelation 12:6 – And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

Daniel 7:24,25 –  And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. [25] And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

As He Passes through Jerusalem to Drive Israel into Negev He’ll Sack Jerusalem

Zechariah 14:1,2 – Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. [2] For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. [3] Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Israel will remain surrounded in the Negev Wilderness until Christ’s 2nd Advent

Revelation 12:14-17 – And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. [15] And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. [16] And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. [17] And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

God sends Archangel Michael on Trumpet 7 Rapture to begin to Fight for Israel

Until Trump 7 God holds back Archangel Michael from Standing Up for Israelis

Zechariah 14:3 – Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

II Thessalonians 2:5-7 – Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? [6] And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. [7] For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

Daniel 11:45 to 12:1 – And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.  [1] And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

During 7 vials of God’s wrath the Mount of Olive divides to the North and South

Zechariah 14:4,5 – And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. [5] And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

As the Lord comes at his 2nd Advent to end the Final great battle of Armageddon

Glorified Saints return with Him and He will Reign over all the Earth 1000 Years 

Zechariah 14:5-9 – And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. [6] And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: [7] But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. [8] And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. [9] And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

Begin Excerpt from MEMRI

Middle East Media Research Institute

The National Movement For the Liberation of Azawad Looks To Russia As An International Partner

April 14, 2014

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On March 14, 2014, a delegation of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), led by its secretary-general Bilal Ag Acherif, met in Moscow with Mikhail Bognarov, Russian deputy minister of foreign affairs and special envoy for Africa and the Middle East. The delegation’s visit was part of the attempts by the MNLA to obtain an international consensus in order to emerge from the regional crisis, which began with the unilateral secession of the MNLA, which is mainly a Touareg movement, from Mali and its declaration of an independent State of Azawad (in northern Mali), on April 6, 2012.

Following the MNLA’s secession, on January 11, 2013, France launched a military intervention, Operation Serval, against several jihadist movements that had taken control of parts of Azawad. While the MNLA expressed its willingness to participate in the fight against terror, it also demanded that the Malian army refrain from entering Azawad, and that the civilian population of the region not be harmed.   After the launch of Operation Serval, the MNLA retained control only of the region of Kidal.

The main military force in terms of fighters in the Kidal region (the town of Kidal and other small towns) is the MNLA. However, other forces are present in Kidal: the French Serval force (mainly in the towns of Kidal and Tessalit) and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) (mainly in Kidal, Tessalit and Aguelhok). There is also a presence of the Malian army, but they are not militarily significant.

On June 18, 2013, the MNLA signed the Ouagadougou Agreement with the Malian government.   The agreement was a provisional one to allow the July 28, 2013 Malian presidential election to be held also in Kidal. Since then, the situation between the MNLA and Mali has remained stagnant, with no dialogue between the two parties. France has distanced itself from the MNLA, and the group is now turning to Putin’s Russia, at a time when Crimea has declared its independence from Ukraine.

A communiqué by MNLA chargé of communication Mossa Ag Attaher explains that the goal of the Russia visit was to spread “the message of the people of Azawad everywhere, particularly in the countries that are members of the UN Security Council, some of which have veto power.”[4] According to Ag Attaher, the meeting with Bognarov took place in a friendly atmosphere, and dealt mainly with issues linked to the problems of Azawad and to its conflict with the government of Mali.

“All the causes of the conflict were explained to the government of the Russian Federation. The political, social and cultural reasons for the recurring revolts and the suffering of the people of Azawad were discussed at length. The president of the MNLA’s leadership, Mr. Bilal Ag Acharif, clearly expressed the necessity and the urgency of finding a solution to this never-ending conflict through a political dialogue. He reaffirmed the availability of the MNLA to operate by means of political negotiations provided that they are based on the sincere and frank willingness of all the parties,” wrote Ag Attaher.

The communiqué notes that the Russian deputy minister of foreign affairs had thanked the MNLA delegation “for the high level of the talks and invited it to continue on the path of a political and negotiated solution.” Moreover, he reaffirmed the availability of the Russian Federal government to help the different parties to find a just, equitable and durable solution for the crisis.

Soon after the Moscow meeting, Russian Ambassador to Mali Alexei Doulian was summoned to Mali’s Foreign Ministry to explain the MNLA delegation’s visit to Moscow. Doulian held talks with Mali’s Foreign Minister Zahaby Sidi Ould Mohamed on the issue, but details were not divulged.[5] According to the AFP, the Malian foreign minister stated that the Russian ambassador had said that his country recognizes the territorial integrity of Mali and that Russia is not at all inclined to recognize the MNLA.

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (known as IBK) had strong words against the MNLA visit to Moscow. During the 44th ordinary summit of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) in Ivory Coast, IBK said: “They [the MNLA] went to Moscow to ask Russia to arm them. But the Russians answered them: We trust your president [i.e. IBK]. We received him [IBK] twice in Russia. The relations between [Mali's capital] Bamako and Moscow go back to 1960. The best thing for you to do is to stop your activities, as not only will we not help you, but we see no other country in the world that will…. They want war! If it is what they want, I am ready!… I forgot! When they [the MNLA] went to Moscow, they offered, in exchange for Russia’s help, to give the Russians oil, uranium, and other mining resources that abound in the ‘territory’….

Previously, in 2012, when the MNLA took over Azawad, Federation Council of Russia Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Mikhail Margelov said that the MNLA’s claim of independence in northern Mali stood no chance of being recognized by the international community. “We stand unequivocally for the territorial integrity and restoration of the constitutional order in Mali,” Margelov said.

In 2013, Anatoly Isaikin, who heads Russia’s arms export agency, Rosoboronexport, said that Moscow had, in February 2013, delivered a $12 million consignment of arms to Mali, that included 3,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, 300 machine-guns, and ammunition.[9] It was also reported that Mali had asked Rosoboronexport for Mi-35 and Mi-17 helicopters, cargo airplanes, fighter planes, armored vehicles, radar systems for anti-aircraft defense, and small arms and ammunition.

The following are excerpts of an article in the Burkina Faso Le Pays daily, in which the author, journalist Pousdem Pickou, states that Russia is seen as a reliable partner that never lets its friends down, and that this is why the MNLA is attempting to bring Russia to its side

MNLA Looks To Moscow, Falls Out Of Love With Paris

“A delegation of the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad (MNLA), led by its political chief, Bilal Ag Acherif, was received… in Moscow by Mikhail Bognarov, Russian deputy minister [of Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy] for Africa and the Middle East. This rapprochement between the MNLA and Moscow can be interpreted in different ways.

“In the first place, the MNLA’s turning its attention to Moscow could be the consequence of the ‘falling out of love’ between Paris and the Touareg rebellion. In fact, under the pressure of the sub-region, and in consideration of the numerous accusations towards Paris that have been made, rightly or wrongly, by Malian public opinion, [which deems] Paris as having been too indulgent towards the MNLA, Paris was compelled to reconsider its relations with pro-independence Touaregs.

“So, the erosion of relations between the former colonial power [i.e. France] and the MNLA – something considered to be not such a bad thing in [Mali's capital] Bamako – might be the reason for Bilal Ag Acherif’s wink to his Muscovite comrades in order to fill a political and diplomatic vacuum. This [erosion] might modify the balance of power in Bamako’s favor, for present and future negotiations on the status of the Azawad as part of today’s democratic Mali.

“Similarly, the MNLA visit to Putin’s country could be linked to Bamako’s reluctance to implement Ouagadougou’s accords [signed June 18, 2013] which are perceived by the MNLA as the only framework for the resolution of the crisis in Northern Mali. [Mali's] refusal to accept the mediation of [Burkina Faso President] Blaise Compaorè, whom certain Malian authorities suspect of being [too] close to MNLA’s ideas and of offering food and shelter to the MNLA, clearly contributed to pushing pro-independence Touaregs towards Moscow, since after Ouagadougou’s exclusion they needed to find a new sponsor in order to implement their agenda for Northern Mali.”

Russia, The Ideal Sponsor

“We can also interpret the MNLA visit to Moscow from a different angle – meaning that the choice of Russia could be linked to other considerations carefully developed by the rebel Tuareg movement. In the first place, Moscow offers the advantage of being acceptable both in Algiers and in Bamako. In fact, historically, these two capitals have always entertained good and multifaceted relations with Moscow… Consequently, the MNLA knows that a possible [inclusion], in Mali’s crisis, of Russia – which incidentally is not hostile to Ouagadougou’s accords – has a good chance of being accepted by Algeria and Mali. [i.e. if Russia decides to be an actor in the crisis it would be accepted by Mali and the neighboring Algeria, because it has international political weight and because it has historical relations with those two countries].

“In this regard, we can reiterate that Mali’s current president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK), had gone to Moscow even before he was elected president. Besides, Russia has the advantage of being a permanent member of the UN Security Council. This status of Moscow among the nations renders [Russia] the ideal sponsor for relaying MNLA’s lobbying activities to other great powers.”

Moscow Never Lets Its Friends Down; “As An Orphan, The MNLA Is Looking For A Foster Father”

“Finally, Moscow has the fiendish reputation of never letting its friends down, even if these friends are sinister. It was likely Russia’s attitude of challenging the West in regards to the Syrian civil war, probably inspired the MNLA, which was aware that this country, more than any other country, when it comes to international relations, is not very concerned with moral considerations. From this perspective, the MNLA made the right choice.

“Indeed, the end of the Cold War has somehow modified the balance of terror which Moscow entertained with Washington’s allies, but in this particular case, Moscow could reap some advantages by sponsoring the MNLA. The first advantage concerns geopolitics. In fact, Russia could be interested in being present in the Sahelian-Saharan region, also in order to avoid that this area becomes a breeding ground for international terrorism.

“[Also,] beyond this scenario, that is linked to the struggle against Islamist extremism, we can add that Russia could benefit from rapprochement with the MNLA – which, it must be stressed, does not completely adhere to a logic of peace with Bamako, since it has made some hefty weapons sales to the Touareg rebels. Lastly, all the aforementioned elements seem to validate the following hypothesis: As an orphan, the MNLA is looking for a foster father.”