The 2016 Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca is expected [depending on the new moon] 9 – 14 September, the Iraqi Mosul offensive is planned to begin in October.
All but 200 Islamic State fighters have now been eradicated from Sirte and they are trapped against the sea and facing total annihilation. Other ISIL remnants are fleeing south to try and link up with remnants of other Islamic Extremist groups in the Sahel but a big push from western trained forces in Nigeria and Chad, backed up by international air power and special forces, is at the ready to finish the job.
Turkey has invaded Syria to attack the Islamic State, but to the chagrin of Syria and Russia, Turkey is using that excuse for Turkey with US air support to move far beyond ISIL areas and take over large stretches of Syria along Turkey’s border, setting up the long planned Safe Haven for the Western backed insurgents in Syria.
A de facto Safe Haven and Air Exclusion Zone is being set up inside Syria along a 56 mile stretch of the Turkey Syria border. After the ISIL is defeated the US Establishment plans to return to the Syria problem and demand the overthrow of Assad, using the now established Safe Havens as bases for more insurgent attacks on the regime.
Turkey is also clearing Kurdish militants from the areas along its borders west of the Euphrates. The US backed Kurds have retreated east of the Euphrates and while protesting the Turkish advances against other Kurdish militias are privately pleased that Turkey is destroying their rivals.
Unless either the US or Russia backs down on Assad, Ukraine and other hot spots, a confrontation between the US and Russia is looming, possibly some time in 2017, after progress has been made on the ISIL situation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely use the sidelines of the G20 summit to be held in Hangzhou, China, from Sept. 4 to 5 to discuss the Ukraine crisis with other world leaders and press for the lifting of the sanctions put on Russia.
The demand by Russia for the removal of sanctions is the price they require for agreeing to US demands on the Assad regime in Syria. The Judeo Anglo American Financial Military Industrial Complex is pushing hard for a confrontation with Russia to panic the world into accepting their planned New World Order, which would be proposed by a miracle working supposed man of peace in the Vatican: With of course themselves running things by controlling the world’s economies.
God will allow them to succeed, however the words of the prophets will be fulfilled. God will change Satan’s plan to conform to God’s Word and Satan will rise up to attack God (Dan 12:1, Rev 12:7), and will be defeated and cast down; then the Western Establishment will lose control over the coming New Europe that they are trying so hard to set up.
Once real progress has been made against ISIL and a new president is sworn in, in the United States, American demands on Syria combined with the situation in Ukraine are bringing the two powers to a full confrontation.
The more progress is made on the Islamic State fight the closer a confrontation between the US and Russia comes. As the US prepares to change the regimes in Syria and Iran, Russia is preparing for action in Ukraine and possibly Georgia.
In addition to Russian snap military exercises launched Aug. 25 in military districts near Ukraine and the Baltic countries, a huge Russian exercise is planned for September.
In September Russia plans a large-scale strategic military exercise called Kavkaz-2016. The exercise, which is a substantial expansion of an annual event, will include units deployed near the borders of Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan—including two Russian military districts in the Southern and Northern Caucasus, the Russian Black Sea Fleet (headquartered in occupied Crimea), and the Caspian Flotilla will be held by more than 95,000 troops, 7,000 vehicles, and 150 aircraft.
In addition Ukraine claims that other exercises during the past year have been used to bring 100,000 Russian troops into Crimea and separatist-held parts of Donbas as well as along the Ukrainian border.
Ukraine claims there are some 40,000 Russian troops in Donbas and along the northern Ukraine border and nearly 50,000-60,000 in the southeast and there are approximately 700 tanks located in militant-controlled bits of Donbas alone. The divisions consist of tanks and airborne brigades, Ukraine’s military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in an interview with RFE/RL, according to UNIAN.
Background to the Present Ukraine Situation
The EU, NATO and Ukraine
Ukraine has always been in the Russian sphere, as today Canada is in the US sphere of influence. Ukraine is considered to be an essential buffer zone of defense by Russia.
Can you imagine Russia taking over Canada and placing nuclear missiles on the American border like the US recently placed nuclear weapons in Romania and is seeking to make Ukraine a NATO friend in order to put NATO bases in Ukraine?
That is the issue for Russia. Can they allow an American sponsored coup to take over Ukraine and then have NATO deploy its forces on the Russian border?
Could Russia allow its multibillion dollar Crimea bases to be threatened, jeopardizing Russia’s only naval access to the Black Sea, the Balkans, the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East?
Can Russia allow Western economic dominance over Ukraine and Russia by the US, the European Union, the IMF, the World Bank and international financiers?
These are the issues at stake in Ukraine.
The Western Backed Ukraine Coup
In November 2013 the democratically elected president of Ukraine President Yanuyovch rejected an offer to associate with the EU and NATO; in favor of joining Russia’s Common Community.
By November 29, 2013 protests [organized by Western NGO’s] began in Kiev, as European Commission President Jose Manual Barroso announced that the EU would “not accept Ukraine’s “veto” of the EU invitation.
On December 13, 2013 Assistant US Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland wife of extremist Establishment Neocon Robert Kagan admitted to a meeting of the International Business Conference sponsored by the US-Ukrainian Foundation NGO; that the US had ‘invested’ more than $5 billion and ‘five years worth of work and preparation” in achieving what she called Ukraine’s ‘European aspirations.” These were State Department funds in addition to billions more spent by US government financed NGOs.
The expenditure to destabilize Ukraine was to achieve American aspirations for subverting the Ukraine away from Russia towards NATO.
What Nuland did not reveal on December 13 was that her meetings with ‘key Ukrainian stakeholders’ included neo-Nazi Svoboda party leader Oleh Tyahnybok and Arsenly Yatsenyuk of the Fatherland Party.
At about the same time Nuland was wooing fascist extremists, Sen. John McCain (R-Az) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D- Conn) shared the stage in Kiev with Tyahnybok offering their support to staging a coup in Ukraine.
The Svoboda party which has roots with extreme vigilante and anti-semitic groups has since received at least three high level cabinet posts in the post coup interim government including deputy prime minister.
After extensive western sponsored demonstrations, foreign ministers from Poland, Germany and France visited Kiev on February 20, 2014 and secured President Yanukovych’s agreement that he would accept an interim administration, constitutional reform and new parliamentary and presidential elections.
With no clear sign that EU or US pressure had achieved the desired effect, of coercing Ukraine into the US, EU, NATO orbit; Western backed opposition leaders rejected Yanukovych’s compromise of new elections, which would have ended the three month stand-off.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called on the German, French and Polish to stand up and take responsibility for upholding the deal they helped forge and not let “armed extremists” directly threaten Ukrainian sovereignty. Nevertheless on February 21, 2014 At a special summit in Brussels, European foreign ministers agreed to adopt sanctions on Ukraine including visa bans and asset freezes, even though Ukraine had agreed to their proposed new elections.
The EU decision followed immense pressure from the US; for the European powers to take punitive action against the Ukrainian regime. Washington had already imposed travel bans on 20 leading Ukrainians.
Not content to wait for new elections which they could not win; on February 22, 2014 the foreign backed opposition then staged a coup and demanded the president resign.
After the parliament had recessed and government MPs had gone home; the opposition members of the Ukrainian Parliament held an illegal vote by themselves, in an unconstitutional action to oust President Yanukovych and the American backed pro-EU -NATO forces staged a ‘coup’. Yanukovych then fled Kiev in fear for his life.
On March 1, 2014, US VP Biden phoned the illegal coup prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, congratulating him on his success and reaffirming US support for Ukraine’s ‘territorial integrity.”
What followed was an uprising of Russians living in the Crimea which allowed Russia to break the vital Russian bases away from the Ukraine. That in turn inspired uprisings by Russian residents of the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk .
During the summer the US supported the Ukraine with supplies, while the US Military has recruited many Military Contractors, i.e. mercenaries, who are supporting the Ukraine coup government in the fighting. Russia is accused of [and probably is] supporting the Russian speaking people’s demands for autonomy from Ukraine.
To the horror of many Europeans the United States is now providing weaponry openly, which will only escalate the fighting.
The Eurozone has suffered under the sanctions against Russia and are beginning to chafe under American intimidation.
In the circumstances, especially as the US arms Ukraine, and Russian allies Syria and Iran are also threatened; will Russia react against Ukraine and possibly Georgia [another country desired by NATO]?
NATO leaders admit that Russia could walk across Ukraine in a matter of days, and NATO has no stomach to resist that. NATO is only willing to prevent spillover towards NATO members in Europe and will not try to defend Ukraine.
If Russia does lose patience with the West’s Ukraine meddling, while enduring a massive economic assault from the West, and the attack on its allies in the Middle East: Russia may find it impossible to hold back from taking serious action.
NATO could be forced to back down and cede the Ukraine coup government, which would throw Europe into crisis.
The US can change the regimes in Syria and Iran, but that could be at the expense of NATO, if Russia responds by taking action in Ukraine or Georgia
Watch the Ukraine and Russia situation carefully. Will Russia take a stand or give way to western intimidation?
The purpose of the crisis is to create a new world financial system, and a New World Order by setting up a united Federal Europe as a counterbalance between East and West to guarantee the peace.
A miracle working pope will be set up who will call for a New World Order by creating a New Federal Europe as a counterbalance between East and West to maintain peace. Holy Scripture tells us that only ten nations will join the New Europe, however each of those ten nations will give over all of their military power to the central authority.
The Establishment plans are to give NATO and its resources to this New Europe and to withdraw the Anglo Saxon countries into their own alliance of the West; thus creating an instant superpower.
The Scriptures also tell us that a peace deal will be reached in the Middle East, and that Judea Jerusalem will be surrounded by armies. Since this will be during a peace deal it seems clear that these armies will be international peacekeepers.
Then when peace is declared as achieved and this miracle working pope goes to the Holy Place it is obvious that the Israeli Settler Movement anti peace extremists will sabotage the peace deal bringing an immediate reaction from the surrounding nations.
Psalm 83 identifies the nations that will invade Judea when God withdraws his protection from them because of their sins.
Psalm 83:1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
83:6 The tabernacles of Edom [Turkey], and the Ishmaelites [true Arabs, sons of Ishmael; son of Abraham and Agar]; of Moab [northern Jordan today], and the Hagarenes [Arabs who are sons of Agar by another than Abraham, and also not the sons of Ishmael];
83:7 Geba [Lebanon], and Ammon [southern Jordan today], and Amalek [a tribe of the Turks]; the Philistines [Gaza] with the inhabitants of Tyre [Lebanon},
83:8 Assur [Germany, Austria, Hungary] also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot [will help modern Jordan; Ammon and Moab].
Jerusalem and Judea will fall and be occupied to begin the tribulation, being occupied for 1260 days; the other nations of Israel will also suffer but nothing is said about them being occupied.
After the Feast I plan to study through Jeremiah and Ezekiel and I hope to clear up many misunderstandings about what will happen to America and the other nations of Israel during the tribulation period.