The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Doth Oft Times Go Awry!

Best laid schemes O’ Mice and Men, gang aft agley: [Robert Burns]

The Best laid schemes Of Mice and Men doth Oft Times Go Awry

“Obama Does indeed Want Assad Deposed, But Not Just Yet”

I’ve Said for 34 Years that Anti-aircraft and tank Missiles

Were the 2 Most important Weapons in the Mid-East

But nothing will change the Armageddon Outcome

At The 2nd Advent of Jesus As KING OF KINGS

June 23, 2013

Joel 3:9-21 – Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: [10] Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. [11] Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. [12] Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. [13] Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. [14] Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. [15] The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. [16] The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. [17] So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. [18] And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim. [19] Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. [20] But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. [21] For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion.

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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CIA training Syrian rebels

June 22, 2013

CBS reports: CIA, US Special Forces training rebels in Turkey, Jordan. Meantime, Kerry arrives in Doha for talks, rebels confirm western military aid has begun to flow, in bid to turn tide against Assad

Yitzhak Benhorin

WASHINGTON – The CIA and US army’s Special Forces have been training small groups of Syrian rebels in secret bases in Jordan and Turkey since November 2012, CBS has reported Saturday. According to the report, the training focused on training rebels in the usage of anti-tank and anti-aircraft arms donated by Arab states.

However, as of yet, Syrian President Bashar Assad and his official state forces have enjoyed complete aerial superiority, which some claim has becoming the watershed for swinging the conflict back in his favor.

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Rebels for their part are desperate for serious American aid which would allow them to properly respond to Assad’s aerial dominance and technological upper hand which allow the regime, for example, to gather intelligence on rebel forces with the aid of Iranian drones or fight during the night with the aid of night vision, to name a few.

US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Qatar Saturday to meet officials from nearly a dozen nations to firm up and coordinate military and humanitarian aid going to the Syrian opposition trying to oust President Bashar Assad.

Kerry flew to Doha, the capital of Qatar, Saturday and it is the first stop on his seven-nation trip through the Mideast and Asia. US officials hope the meeting will re-energize a newly expanded Syrian opposition group, which is to elect new leadership in coming days.

Despite the recent string of victories for pro-Assad forces, rebels for their part are also not so quick to give up. A senior official with the Free Syrian Army claimed that his organization had already begun to receive arms promised to them by foreign nations, “from now on you’ll see us victorious,” he promised.

During a meeting with the organization’s commanders in Ankara, Gen. Salim Idris, the Free Syrian Army’s chief commander, claimed they have begun to receive the arms promised to them, but failed to go into detail.

Idris’s claims coincided with recent reports that rebels have begun to receive serious military aid in the form of anti-tank and possibly anti-aircraft missiles from Gulf states, first and foremost Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, fears of an escalation in the Syrian conflict have led the White House to leave about 700 combat-ready troops in Jordan after the military exercise which took place this week in the Hashemite Kingdom.

According to a statement made by United States President Barack Obama, per the Jordanian government’s request, the troops will remain in Jordanian territory until the security situation will allow their departure. According to the White House statement, the remaining force includes Patriot Missile systems, fighter jets among others.

Last week saw the much anticipated announcement by the US that it would take a more proactive stance in the conflict and begin to arm rebels. A decision supposedly taken in wake of confirmed chemical arms usage on Assad’s forces part, finally crossing the US’s much debated ‘red-line’.

The White House’s decision also came on the same day that former US President Bill Clinton published a critical op-ed slamming the Obama administration for not acting to consolidate and support the Syrian opposition, which seemed to be loosing its footing in the wake of losses to Assad loyalists and Hezbollah fighters in Qusair.

In his column in the Washington Post, David Ignatius, considered to be well connected with the current administration, claimed that Obama does indeed want Assad deposed, but not just yet.

According to Ignatius, Obama wishes to strengthen moderate opposition forces under the command of Salim Idris and his Free Syrian Army and only then begin negotiations towards an interim government.

According to Ignatius, this position stems from fears shared by many in the West that a large portion of rebels are hardliner Islamist supportive of al-Qaeda.

The main concern is that western arms would fall into the wrong hands and that Assad’s fall would be a recreation of the situation in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. In contrast to Iraq, this time, the Americans want a smooth transition that would include continuity in government and social services the day after Assad’s looming fall.

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