News and Prophecy Blog; August 2019

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31 Aug: May All God’s Faithful Have A Blessed Sabbath!   Grace is: God’s merciful forgiveness for all those who sincerely repent of all past sin and make an unshakable commitment to STOP sinning to go forward and forever live by every Word of God in dedicated enthusiastic zeal! Special Music:  Because You Are

New Moon Report:  Sightings from Jerusalem and across Israel have confirmed the first visible light of the new moon.  This means that tomorrow will be the first day of the sixth biblical month.

The New Moon is to be observed with congregational bible studies, or personal bible studies if it is not possible to meet with a like minded congregation.  I recommend that visitors go to the “Sabbath and Calendar” category and review these things this New Moon Day.  

God’s Word tells us to begin the new month with the first visible light of the new moon as seen from Jerusalem.  The new moon day is an Appointed Time like Passover and is not a High Day, it is to be observed with Bible Studies and the Shofar.    

When Christ comes and the Ezekiel Temple is built, special new moon sacrifices will be offered and in addition to the Shofar being sounded in every town, the two silver trumpets will be sounded over the sacrifices in the Temple at Jerusalem. 

Remember that when Christ comes he will require all humanity to observe the New Moons.  Isaiah 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

00:45 PDT: Mideast War-  Since Israel struck us deep inside Lebanon (the Aug. 24 drone attack on Beirut’s Dahya district), we will retaliate deep inside Israel, Hezbollah spokesmen said on Friday. Lebanese sources report that the Lebanese Shiite group has placed its forces on high alert and begun evacuating bases and command centers. 


30 Aug 05:00 PDT: Mideast War- Hezbollah plans to retaliate for attacks it believes were perpetrated by Israel within 72 hours [In fact Israel assassinated a senior Hezbollah official liaising between the group and Iranian commanders, breaking the ceasefire established after the 2006 Lebanon war.] Kuwait’s Al Rai newspaper reported. 

Quoting the Al Rai‘s report, Walla! news noted that the sources claimed Israel has information on thousands of Hezbollah bases in southern Lebanon, the Beqaa Valley, and other areas, all of which may be targeted if Hezbollah acts.  At the same time Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza are pledged by treaty to join the battle. 

Ukraine-  President Trump is strongly considering blocking $250 million in military aid to Ukraine, according to US officials familiar with the process. This is centered on whether the money would be justified by US interests. The Ukraine aid is officially paused right now, pending review, and if Trump doesn’t authorize it by the end of September, the aid expires and is cancelled outright. 

Iran- The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, has changed its registered destination in its Automatic Identification System to Iskenderun, Turkey, a shipping source stated.  Meanwhile, a source in the Turkish port of Mersin stated on 29 August that the tanker would enter Turkish territorial waters and head toward Mersin to be unloaded there.

Syria- Backed by the Russian Air Force, the Syrian Army has advance north after liberating the city of Al-Ta’manah, overrunning the hilltops of Tal Sidi Ja’afar and Tal Turki after a short battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Rouse the Believers.  The army is now advancing on the towns of Tahtaya (north of Al-Ta’manah) and Al-Hish (north of Khan Sheikhoun). Reports from Idlib have Syria massing troops for an assault on Idlib city and a final battle for the province. That seems to be happening quickly, with Russia sending reinforcements to the area


29 Aug 17:15 PDT: US-  Georgia declares emergency as hurricane Dorian reaches category four strength.

12:45 PDT:  Mideast War-  Israel threatens war and goes on high alert cancelling all leaves indefinitely briefs civilians in border areas and closes the airspace near the northern borders to civilian aircraft.  This story is about the border with Lebanon and Syria but the IDF is also on alert across the West Bank and the Gaza area. The alert is prompted by Hezbollah’s promise to retaliate for the Israeli assassination of a senior official on Mouawad Street in Beirut’s Shiite Dahya district on Saturday, Aug. 24. 

06:16 PDT: US- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Wednesday as hurricane Dorian is expected to impact the Florida Atlantic coast as a category three storm.

Syria- Led by the 25th Division Special Mission Forces (formerly the “Tiger Forces”), the Syrian Arab Army has liberated the key strategic town of  Al-Ta’manah in Idlib province.  

03:45 PDT: Turkey/Iraq-  Plans are being finalized to refurbish the old Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline between Iraq and Turkey so that Iraqi oil can be sent to Europe through Turkey bypassing the Persian Gulf sea route. When war breaks out between Europe and Asia in a few years, Asia will be forced to invade the Middle East partly to secure the oil reserves in the region from export to Europe. See the articles in the Coming World Events category.


28 Aug 14:30 PDT: Syria-  Syria launches surprise operation in Idlib.

13:45 PDT:  Gaza-  Israel bombs Hamas observation post after a mortar shell fails to reach the border from Gaza.

00: 30 PDT:  Israel-  Israel declares that any Hezbollah attack on a military or civilian target -“limited” or not – would elicit a crushing Israeli blow against its forces in Lebanon.

Evidence in Netanyahu corruption case overwhelming.

Syria-  The Syrian and Russian air forces are pounding Idlib ahead of the looming battle.

Gaza-  Hamas rounding up Islamic Sate people after yesterday’s bombings.


27 Aug 18:00 PDT: Israel-  The court hearing on the indictment of Netanyahu on three corruption charges has been set for October 2-3.  The hearing could be postponed if serious hostilities are ongoing.  If the 17 Sep election goes as scheduled, regardless of who wins the most seats it will probably be impossible to form a governing coalition before a court judgement on whether to proceed with the charges against Netanyahu is made.  

14:30 PDT: Gaza- There have been three blasts in Gaza this evening; Hamas is investigating amid fears that an Israeli assassination campaign has begun. In the first blast two police officers thought to be Islamic Jihad activists were killed and another person seriously wounded. This was followed by a second explosion and a third blast was heard a short time ago in Gaza.

Syria- The Syrian army is resting after their victories in liberating Hama province and preparing to flood down onto that Al Ghraab Plain launching what could be the final battle against the Idlib terrorists possibly as soon as next week.  This battle will occupy the Syrian and allied forces, making the time ideal for Israel to launch its own operations in Gaza and Lebanon.  Israeli elections could be postponed if hostilities do break out.  Once Israel defeats Gaza, Hezbollah, Syria and the Iranian backed militias, watch for new regimes to arise in Syria and probably in Iran. 

10:30 PDT:  New Moon-  Observers will be out looking for the first visible light of the new moon at Jerusalem on Saturday night.  If seen, Sunday will be the first day of the sixth biblical month.

Afghanistan-  American peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who led the US side in the talks, will travel to Kabul to brief Afghan leaders on the peace deal just agreed between the US and the Taliban. He is also to visit Brussels to brief NATO officials about the deal. A signing date has yet to be set. 

US-  After Trump calls himself the Messiah, an uproar from his Evangelical and Catholic core forces him to back track:  I was only joking says he.

Gaza-  Egyptian officials deliver Israeli ultimatum to Hamas:  Stop all violence or we will invade.

08:30 PDT: Syria-  Russian forces are surrounding a Turkish observation post in Idlib to protect it from a spill over of fighting between Syria and the Jihadi’s.

Hezbollah source told Reuters: We are planning a limited calculated attack on Israel in response to their attacks, one that will not cause a war.  That may be their intention but Netanyahu needs a war to bail him out politically.

07:00 PDT: Gaza-  Israel bombs Hamas Observation post [OP] in response to mortar shell striking in the south.

04:00 PDT: Mideast War- Jerusalem warning Beirut on Monday, that any attacks on the Golan or Galilee would bring forth a powerful Israeli response. It was delivered to Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah and Lebanon’s military commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Aoun, by UNIFIL commander Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col. Any Hezbollah / Iranian response to the recent Israeli attacks is much more likely to come from Gaza.

Indonesia-  With Jakarta sinking into the sea even faster than Venice or Bangkok  Indonesia reveals location of planned new capital city.


26 Aug 17:00 PDT: Finance-  One of the first steps in the New World Financial Order has been made with a new international tax now being drafted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as a solution to US objections to the 3% French tax on Big Tech companies that make more than 750 million euros ($830 million) annually from “digital activities.” 

Mideast War-  US gives apparent green light to Israel for war.

09:15 PDT: Israel-  With war appearing to be very close at hand opposition political leaders briefed.  Elections could be postponed if hostilities break out.  The Israeli reduction of fuel to Gaza by half will drastically reduce the four hours a day electricity supply and seems designed to trigger a conflict. 

05:30 PDT: Syria-  Heavy fighting continues as the Syrian army works to liberate the city of Kabani.

Israel- At around 1.20 am today an Israeli drone carried out three airstrikes in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, targeting a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC) base near Qusaya. The PFLP-GC is one of the closest Palestinian groups to the Syrian government; they are headquartered in southern Damascus and headed by their long-time leader General Ahmad Jibreel.  The Israeli attack came just a day after they targeted Hezbollah’s positions inside the Aqraba area of rural Damascus.

Israel blaming Islamic Jihad for the looming Gaza war, reduces fuel to Gaza. 

Israeli security forces have arrested suspects in the the bomb attack Friday which killed an Israeli teen and injured her father and brother.


25 Aug 17:00 PDT: Gaza- Qatari envoy leaves the Strip and Israel bombs several Hamas sites.

14:30 PDT: Gaza-  Three rockets were fired at Israel this evening; the Gaza militias have now abandoned their facilities and gone to ground in fear of Israeli retaliation.

09:00 PDT:  See our new post The Hong Kong Crisis Explained

06:30 PDT: Syria-  Syria has launched a major offensive to liberate the mountain top town of Kabani this morning.  If and when this town falls all of the heights defending the Al Ghraab plain will be in Syrian hands and the Syrian army can flood into the Idlib terrorist heartland from three sides.

03:00 PDT:  Finance–   At the G7 U.S. President Donald Trump promised a big trade deal for post-Brexit Britain to Boris Johnson on Sunday and praised the new prime minister as the right man to take Britain out of the European Union

Syria- Syria is massing troops in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on the outskirts of Ta’manah.  Elsewhere the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division backed by Russian attack helicopters is engaged in a fierce firefight with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party at the southwestern edge of Kabani in Latakia province on the Idlib border.

During the Israeli attack on Aqraba in rural Damascus last night, at least five members of Hezbollah were killed in the explosions


24 Aug:  A Blessed Sabbath for All God’s Faithful!

20:15 PDT:  Hezbollah shoots down two Israeli drones over Beirut hours after an Israeli attack on Damascus. Israeli forces in the north are now on alert for a response, however they must be aware that any response is likely to come from Iran via Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

15:15 PDT: Israel- The recent terrorist bombing is now believed to be a highly organized attack intended to hit an Israeli military patrol, that went awry hitting three civilians instead.

Syria- Israel has launched multiple attacks on Iranian backed militia near Damascus where Israel claims drone aircraft were located.


23 Aug 17:45 PDT:  Syria-  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Moscow on Tuesday for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. They will discuss the deepening confrontation between Syria and Turkey.  Turkey and the militias it backs is in deep trouble in Syria, but that will all change when war breaks out with Israel demolishing the forces of Hezbollah, Syria and the Iranian militias.  Then as TheShiningLight has been warning, the Turkish backed forces will be in a position to dominate northern Syria and rise to prominence as per Psalm 83.  See the “Coming World Events” category articles.

16:30 PDT: Finance-  Trump trade war escalates bringing the Dow plunging.  Trump lashes out as he prepares for this weekend’s G7, is he trying to sabotage the conference?

08:15 PDT: Gaza-  Israel goes to high alert as Gaza tensions soar amid conflicting reports on Hamas intentions for today’s border demonstrations.  Meanwhile Hamas and Islamic Jihad praise today’s terrorist attack as heroic after one young girl has died.  After initial reports of relative calm this week this attack may inspire more violence at the border.  As the Syrian situation develops a massive surprise Israeli attack on Gaza is planned.

04:00 PDT: Syria- The encircled terrorist pocket has suddenly collapsed with the remaining terrorists in  the pocket either surrendering or taking refuge in a Turkish outpost.  The towns of Kafr Zita, Al-Latamnah, Latmeen, Morek, and Lahaya have been liberated. With the terrorist defensive positions now neutralized the way is open for Syrian forces to enter the terrorist heartland of the Al-Ghaab Plain in Idlib province.

02:30 PDT: Finance-  The G7 meets as Trump created economic woes threaten world stability.

Syria-  As the central Asian terrorists collapse, Syrian forces are approaching the Turkish backed militias in Idlib.  The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have phone calls with US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin in the coming days to discuss developments in Syria and there will be a trilateral summit between Turkey, Russia and Iran on September 16 in Ankara.

Israel-  Three people have been wounded in an attack. IDF teams are scouring the Ramallah region for the perpetrators and a white vehicle from which they hurled the explosive device.


22 Aug 15:30 PDT: Gaza-  Gaza man killed attacking Israeli border alone.  IDF CoS gives very strange order to his generals.

15:00 PDT: Syria-  The surrounded terrorist pocket in south Idlib is collapsing because most of the fighters have either been killed or have fled before all escape was cut off. 

08:45 PDT: Gaza-  Israel warns Gaza of major operation if unrest continues.  The troubles seem to be mainly from Islamic Jihad in response to pressure on Iran. A surprise Israeli attack may be planned.

03:00 PDT: Brexit-  With a no deal Brexit all but certain Macron warns Boris that Britain will be at most a junior partner to the US.  Johnson conferred with Chancellor Merkel yesterday and meets President Macron today.

Syria- The Syrian army is allowing civilians to evacuate the terrorist pocket ahead of an operation.

Arctic-  Global Warming is opening up vast Arctic riches.  Soon God will turn global warming into a tremendous blessing.

US/Europe-  Relationship between the US and Germany breaking down

Gaza-  Israel bombs several more sites in Gaza after second rocket strike last night.


21 Aug 17:00 PDT: Gaza-  Another rocket has been fired from Gaza.

15:00 PDT: Gaza- The IDF has attacked a number of sites in the northern Gaza Strip.

14:30 PDT: Gaza-  One rocket fired into Israel this evening.

Iran-  Four Israeli drones have been operating out of Azerbaijan and have attacked Iranian backed militias in Iraq on several occasions in the past few weeks.  Israeli stealth warplanes also appear to be operating over Syria and Iraq.

A blast on Tuesday night, apparently caused by an aerial attack, struck a pro-Iranian Shiite militia facility close to the Balad Air Base in the Salahudin province, 80km north of Baghdad. It came after three other attacks in recent weeks on Iraqi Shiite militia sites that served or hosted Iranian assets. the last of which demolished a weapons depot.  According to Sky TV’s Arabic program, 50 missiles stocked at the targeted site were destroyed in Tuesday’s blast. There was no claim of responsibility for any of those incidents.

Syria- Terrorist positions in South Idlib have been completely surrounded and are in a state of collapse; Advancing Syrian forces are approaching a possible confrontation with Turkey at the town of Morek.

10:45 PDT: US-  Trump claims god status with Israeli’s.  This is only true of the Jewish Extremist Settler Movement folks.

06:45 PDT: Israel- The latest polls show the Likud and Kahol Lavan [Blue and White] remain in a virtual tie.

02:30 PDT:  Iran-  The US is demanding that an Iranian oil tanker be seized.  The EU has no quarrel with Iran and Greece wants nothing to do with enforcing unilateral US sanctions and may refuse entry to its waters for the ship. Pompeo threatens to attack Syria if the ship is forced to finally go there.

US-  Anything to provoke Europe. US President Donald Trump has cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation’s prime minister said Greenland was not for sale to the US.  Much to the amusement of Greenlanders and Americans Trump has been musing about buying Greenland for weeks. Trump is quite serious, the Establishment wants possession of Greenland as part of the planned Anglo American military economic pact.


20 Aug 10:30 PDT: Europe-  Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday after 14 months in office.  The president must now decide whether to ask someone to try and govern or call elections.

07:30 PDT: Gaza- Hamas is demanding that Israel allow the full $25 million a month as promised and an increase in electricity above the few hours a day Gaza receives by the weekend. Israel agreed to these steps as part of the ceasefire, so far Israel has only allowed $15 m of the promised $25 m and the increase in electricity has not happened.

04:30 PDT: Syria- The al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other insurgent groups have withdrawn from Khan Sheikhoun as well as all the towns and villages south of the town of one million.  The Syrian army is now clearing the  city of explosives. 

Gaza- Hamas has called for the largest demonstrations possible this Friday.

TheShiningLight-  Dear friends I am testing out a translator for TheShiningLight.  I do have some misgivings about the accuracy of a mechanical translator even though the GTranslate plugin seems like a good idea.  I request that those who are fluent in various languages give the translator on the menu bar a try and send me their input especially about translation accuracy at  Thank you very much for your participation in this project.

02:30 PDT:  Gaza-  Tensions spike high as Hamas and Islamic Jihad send an ultimatum to Israel demanding conditions of the ceasefire agreement be implemented by this weekend to prevent violence. Qatari envoy Mohammed al-Emadi is reportedly set to arrive in Gaza on Thursday to oversee the disbursement of another $25 million in grants to Gaza’s destitute and Israel has so far allowed far less than the agreed $25 m.

Syria-  Terrorists evacuate northern half of  Khan Sheikhoun city; the terrorists have fled after three days of ferocious fighting. Some reports claim the whole city has been liberated but only the northern half can be confirmed.


19 Aug 07:45 PDT: Syria-  The Tiger Forces have just liberated Talat Al-Nimr, Talat SyriaTel, Harsh Al-Khan, and Wadi Al-Fatah, which are all located north and northwest of Khan Sheikhoun. This latest advance has given the Syrian Army control over the Hama-Idlib Highway and a strong presence north of Khan Sheikhoun.

There are at least 5,000 Russian-speaking terrorists in southern Idlib who are now facing extinction. Their wives and children have started returning to Russia and other Central Asian countries. Russia and Syria are trying hard to annihilate the fighters to prevent them from following their women and children back to Asia, principally Chechnya.

04:00 PDT: Syria- Turkey is blocking any Syrian advance north  of Khan Sheikhoun to protect the Turkish backed militias but is allowing Syria to destroy the Central Asian terrorists south of their line.

02:00 PDT: Iran- The Iranian tanker released from Gibraltar is headed to Kalamata in Greece.  The US is seeking to provoke Iran and Europe by calling for the seizure of the vessel and Tehran has responded by warning that any U.S. move to seize the vessel again would have “heavy consequences.” Hamas recently signed a mutual defense pact with Tehran and any consequences would likely come from Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

China-  About 128,000 people demonstrated in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Syria-  Syria has succeeded is cutting off the supply lines to the  Khan Sheikhoun terrorist pocket. See the 16 Aug map.


18 Aug 09:00 PDT: Israel-  Netanyahu departs today for a two day visit o Ukraine.

Gaza-  Israel places medical facilities on alert and opens bomb shelters after three incoming rockets with Israel killing three Islamic Jihad men killed and sending to hospital in serious condition last night.  More rockets or incendiaries expected after funerals this afternoon. 


17 Aug:  A Blessed Sabbath for All God’s Faithful!

15:00 PDT: Gaza- Border tensions have reached an explosive level as for the second night in a row on Saturday night three rockets were fired at southern Israel, two of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.  A few hours later four or five members of the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, Saraya al-Quds were shot dead by Israel as they approached the border.

US/Iran-  The US has issued a stop and seize warrant for an Iranian tanker released by Gibraltar.  The ship was cleared by the Gibraltar court and released on Friday,

Syria-  Advancing Syrian forces have liberated the Khan Sheikhoun Farms and the nearby town of Rakaya and hilltop of Tal Nar.  The Syrian army is now about half a mile from the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib. Taking the city would effectively encircle and cut off a large segment of the central Asian terrorists being targeted in this offensive.


16 Aug 18:30 PDT: Gaza- After three rockets from Gaza Israel has bombed several Hamas sites in the strip.  Two of the rockets were brought down by Iron Dome.

12:30 PDT:  Gaza-  After a break for the Muslim Eid last Friday demonstrations resumed today with at least 63 Palestinians were injured, including 32 shot by live ammunition including 17 children and three women.

38 people being shot by Israel.  Later in the evening rocket warning sirens sounded in the town of Sderot, and in the communities of Or Haner, Nir Am, Erez and Gevim.  The Iron Dome system shot down one projectile coming from Gaza.

07:45 PDT: Korea-  The DPRK has rejected any further talks with South Korea.  Since the DPRK is a proxy of China there is little doubt that the move is in response to American provocations in Hong Kong and the Trump economic war on China.

Trump intends to bring the present world financial arrangement to the point of collapse to bring in a new world order, with a New Federal Europe as a counter balance between East and West and a new world financial system. 

04:00 PDT: Syria-  Syria is making substantial progress in encircling the terrorists from central Asia and isolating them from the Turkish backed militias.

The bulges on both sides of the terrorist zone [see arrow] are the fruit of the recent Syrian advances which have demolished the terrorist defense perimeters.

As Syria makes progress Turkey is very busy helping the Turkish backed militias to the north of the present battle front reinforce their area. 

The National Liberation Front, which is primarily backed by the Turkish Armed Forces is bringing in all the troops they can muster against the day that the terrorists will be eliminated and Syria will turn on them to continue to try to liberate all of Syria.

Turkey is also dramatically increasing the deployment if Turkish forces along that section of the Turkish border with Syria, and will soon be ready for a confrontation with the Assad regime.  Watch for war to break out with Israel defeating Hamas, Hezbollah and Syria; and the Turkish backed militias aided by Turkey taking advantage.

TheShiningLight has reported for several years that after the Asian terrorists are destroyed, the Assad regime would be defeated and Turkey will begin to dominate the region as per Psalm 83.  


15 Aug 08:30 PDT: Israel-  Palestinian judge resolves Israeli political crisis when the Orthodox want to hold a gender segregated event.  Nazareth District Court Judge Attif Ailabouni proposed a solution, according to which, the event was separated into three wings instead of the previously banned segregated male and female groups: one seating area for women, one for men – and a third for mixed seating; But after the performance began, the High Court disqualified Judge Ailabouni’s decision however, it was too late and the show continued.

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China-  Large student demonstrations planned for Sunday as resumption of university classes approaches.


14 Aug 17:00 PDT: US-  Six police wounded in Philadelphia firefight.

Israel- Attorney General Avihai Mendalblit decided to indict Welfare Minister Haim Katz on charges of fraud and breach of faith. If he doesn’t step down immediately, the AG will ask the prime minister to fire him.

15:00 PDT: Economics-  US attempts to discredit China by provoking heavy handed police action appears to have failed in Hong Kong.  Local people are increasingly turning against the rioters.  Trump’s aggressive economic attacks on China have failed as Russia’s agriculture is thriving on sales to China while U.S. farmers are losing market share. 

It is Americans who pay the high US tariffs not China and China is increasingly diversifying to other countries as well as upgrading its internal economic situation, which means that the loss of the America’s trade relationship with China may be irreversible.  In spite of Trump now postponing some of his tariffs the Dow plunged 800 points today over his failing China trade war.

06:00 PDT: Syria- Syrian government forces are advancing on the town of Khan Sheihkoun.  The fall of  Khan Sheihkoun would allow Syria to encircle the last remaining pocket of rebel-held territory in Idlib’s neighboring Hama province, including the towns of Morek, Kafr Zeita and Latamneh.  Elsewhere Russia is pounding Kabani ahead of an operation to liberate that city on the Idlib border and drive the terrorists out of Latakia province.


13 Aug 07:30: China- The US finally comes out publicly to support the Hong Kong demonstrations which are being organized by the US and Britain. America says that any crackdown would be unacceptable violence by China.  This false propaganda and implied threat is a complete reversal of roles since it is the US organized demonstrations which have been violent.  US officials and media are being silent about the pro government rallies which have been peaceful. See the first section at the bottom of this page for more.

02:30 PDT: Syria-  The Syrian army 11th Division is joining other troops massed to enter the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, where they are expected to take part in the operations near Sukayk. Large quantities of Russian armoured vehicles are also arriving for a big push into the Idlib terrorist heartland.  Now that the terrorist defense fortifications on the provincial border have been overrun Syria is preparing for a major Idlib anti-terror operation in the coming days.

US-  Stocks plunged yesterday over Trump China policy.

China-  All Hong Kong students left the air port yesterday and flights have resumed.  Several hundred students returned to the air port today.  China is saying that the demonstrations which are really riots, are approaching the level of terrorism due to the fire bombing of several police stations and other extreme measures by the US/British backed students.


12 Aug 11:30 PDT: Syria- Around 90 American troops landed at the southern Turkish town of Tal-Abyad (distinct from the Syrian town of that name) on Monday. They are setting up a joint command center to coordinate and manage a new safe zone in Syria’s Kurdish region along the Turkish border. 

The Russian Ropucha class landing ship Azoz 151, has transited the Bosphorus Strait heavily laden with tanks and armoured vehicles en route to the Port of Tartous in western Syria.  The delivery comes as Syria has overrun the militia hill top defenses and is set to flood into the terrorist heartland of the lower plains in Idlib province. 

Israel is delaying engaging Gaza and Hezbollah/Syria until the Syrian army anti-terror offensive approaches full throttle and Turkey is at the ready to attack Syria west of the Euphrates at an opportune time. 

Turkey is massing forces on her border with Syrian Latakia, Hama and Idlib provinces as Syria is set to vanquish the terrorist militias.   

07:15 PDT: India-  India annexed Jamu and Kashmir last week and appears to be gearing up for an operation against Pakistani based terrorists.

China-  After occupying the Hong Kong airport and preventing flights, thousands of students are streaming home after being warned by the government that they could now be held indefinitely as terrorists.  Almost five thousand hard core US/British backed students remain in the airport facing a possible police intervention. 

US-  Government by Blackmail: Jeffrey Epstein, Trump’s Mentor and the Dark Secrets of the Reagan Era: An expose of how the Establishment uses sexual blackmail to aid in controlling the government. 

03:30 PDT: Syria- Led by the 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) of the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Army overran the last two hills on Zuwayqat Mountain and entered the outskirts of Kabani in Latakia province on the Turkish and Idlib borders.  Meanwhile in southern Idlib province following the liberation of Al-Hobeit, the Tiger Forces took full control of the key hilltop and  town of Sukayk.


11 Aug 07:00 PDT: Israel-  First Gaza incendiary balloon in a week sparks fire in Israel as tensions rise.

Netanyahu, running scared is trying to savage the other far right parties to ensure a majority for Likud.  This is highly likely to backfire as he could get a slim majority for Likud at the expense of other far right parties and destroy any prospects of forming a governing coalition.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to fly to Ukraine for a visit Aug 18-20, in a bid to detach Russia origin voters from Lieberman.  Bibi may well succeed substantially diminishing the importance of the Lieberman party.  Bibi will also go to India on Sep 9.

Religion-  2.5 million people complete 5-day pilgrimage required of all believers at least once in their lifetime if they are financially and physically able.  In a few short years all humanity will make pilgrimage to the new Ezekiel Temple at Jerusalem at some point in their lives as every nation sends its representatives to honor, learn from and rejoice before the LORD of lords at one of the three annual Feasts of the Eternal; Passover and Unleavened Bread, Pentecost or Tabernacles!

Israel/Germany-  An Israeli tourist died in southern Germany on Friday after falling down a steep rock face while hiking to Adolf Hitler’s “Eagle’s Nest” estate in the Bavarian alps. This link has the story and a picture of the estate.

03:00 PDT: Syria-  The strategic Idlib town of  al-Hobeit has been liberated.

01:00 PDT:  Israel-  Security Cabinet Member Yoav Galant last night, “There will be another wide-scale operation in Gaza (but) we will set the timing and the conditions.”

Clashes break out on the Temple Mount where Muslims are celebrating the start of Eid al-Adha, an Islamic holiday commemorating the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, as Jews try to storm the Mount on the fast day of Tisha B’Av, when Jews mourn the destruction of the temples.

Gaza- One of the murder suspects arrested yesterday is a Hamas member, but Hamas is denying involvement.  A fresh border clash broke out this morning as a Hamas man sought to enter Israel, Israel is shelling Hamas border positions in response.


10 Aug:  A Blessed Sabbath for All God’s Faithful!

09:15 PDT:  US-  Jeffrey Epstein suicided in prison after court records show he was ready to reveal the names of hundreds of prominent men he recruited under age girls for in his court case defense.  Epstein’s friends who have included President Donald Trump, former president Bill Clinton, Britain’s Prince Andrew and former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak will breathe easier.

US/Europe-  The US is threatening to withdraw its troops from Germany, which is just fine with most Germans. Such a withdrawal would leave the heartland of Europe US forces free and would make US deployments in Eastern Europe untenable.  It would amount to a de facto departure from NATO by the US even if NATO remains on paper.

06:30:  Syria-  After overwhelming terrorist positions on the Idlib Hama border, the Syrian army is now advancing into the southern Idlib terrorist heartland.

Gaza- Hamas reveals that Hamas, Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah signed a mutual defense past last month.  If Israel invades Gaza Iran and Hezbollah will come to the aid of Hamas.

03:00 PDT: Gaza-  Four Gazans armed with AK-47 rifles, RPG launchers and hand grenades attacked Israeli forces on the border at 04:00 IDT this morning  All four were killed by Israeli forces who also bombed a Hamas outpost near Deir el-Balah in the central Gaza Strip early Saturday morning. This is the second border attack within a week

The Israeli military arrested one suspect yesterday and four more overnight Friday-Saturday in the Palestinian village of Beit Kahil in the southern West Bank, amid an ongoing manhunt for the killers of 18-year-old Dvir Sorek.


9 Aug 07:30 PDT: Syria-  Syria has begun a major operation to liberate Kabani in Latakia province on the Idlib and Turkish borders.

04:30 PDT:  Turkey- Kurdish PKK offers peace to Turkey.

US/China- Trump is pursuing a policy of maximum pressure, placing tariffs on many Chine products and now threatening punitive tariffs on all Chinese goods as of September 1.  Now Trump wants to bring down the value the US dollar to make the US more competitive.  In addition to these steps the US has organized the Hong Kong riots to exert economic pressure on a key gateway into China. 

While Trump appears insane there is a purpose in the madness which is to force a world economic crisis which will result in a new International Financial System.

Gaza- Israel is leaning towards blaming Hamas for yesterday’s killing. Israeli intelligence services claim that the attackers were part of an organized group but want to find them before formally blaming any group. 

The fast for the destruction of the Temple is coming on Sunday and next week the Hajj ceremonies will take place in Mecca.


8 Aug 16:30 PDT: Europe-  The Italian government has collapsed.

Hong Kong-  US furious after China reveals a US diplomat behind the Hong Kong riots as Julie Eadeh of the consulate’s political section.  A Hong Kong paper published actual pictures of her meeting with leaders of the riots.  How US officials can protest with straight faces is amazing when it is China and Hong Kong which should be furious that the US is behind the HK riots.

09:00 PDT: Syria-  The militias are on their last legs in the Hama Governorate following a string of losses.  The Syrian Army liberated the town of Sakhar and nearby grain silos this morning, and with Kafr Naboudeh now fully secured the Syrian Arab Army is advancing towards the town of Al-Hobeit which is located inside the Idlib Governorate.

05:30 PDT:  Israel-  Israeli security forces launched a massive search effort after the body of yeshiva student and off duty soldier Dvir Sorek, who had been stabbed to death; was found outside a settlement in the Gush Etzion area of the West Bank in the predawn hours of Thursday morning. Authorities were treating the killing as a terror attack.  Hamas claims that multiple attackers perpetrated the deed.

Netanyahu is responding in the West Bank by rushing massive reinforcements, clamping down and announcing that he backs Israeli annexation of the West Bank.  He simply cannot afford to appear weak during elections and if Hamas is blamed the situation could suddenly escalate.

Syria-  Syria is livid over the US Turkish agreement for a buffer zone with the Kurds east of the Euphrates.  Syria is well aware that with Turkey’s eastern flank now secured, Turkey is free to concentrate on moves west of the Euphrates as the Idlib fighting intensifies.  With many of the Central Asian terrorists now destroyed, efforts are underway for the remaining militia fighters to ally with the Turkish controlled militias in northern Syria.   

Hong Kong-  China has warned that they are massing forces to enter Hong Kong and restore order having lost patience with the American orchestrated riots in the city.  See the 1 Aug entry below.


7 Aug 15:00 PDT: Venezuela-  The US announced Monday night that sanctions have grown to an economic embargo, and now that appears to include a naval blockade.  Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez announced on Wednesday that the United States had seized a cargo ship bound for Venezuela in the Panama Canal. The ship was carrying soy cakes for the production of food.  Seizing a food ship bound for Venezuela after spending most of 2019 claiming Venezuelans are starving and in need of food aid seems hard to justify.

10:45 PDT:  US-  Trump appeal cools

Syria-  Turkey and the United States have reached agreement on a border buffer zone with the Kurds and will establish a joint operation center in Turkey to coordinate and manage the planned safe zone in northeast Syria.

06:45 PDT: Syria-  Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army has liberated Arbaeen from the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza and then opushed on to liberate Zakah and force the Jaysh Al-Izza  to retreat to the nearby towns of Kafr Zita and Al-Latamnah.  The Syrian Army now possesses the high ground over the Jaysh Al-Izza strongholds of Kafr Zita and Al-Latamnah and have begun operations to liberate those terrorist held towns.  The loss of Kafr Zita and Al-Latamnah would be devastating for Jaysh al-Izza as these two towns served as their headquarters for years.  

Israel- Israel faced harsh international criticism Wednesday after it advanced plans for the construction of thousands of illegal  housing units in the West Bank a day after representatives of the United Nations and Britain joined the European Union calling on Jerusalem to curb its illegal activities in the disputed territories. 

The Israeli move seems politically motivated by a desire to attract the Settler Movement vote in the coming election.

Ukraine-  Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confer by phone.


6 Aug 14:45 PDT: Syria-  Today Syrian forces overran the terrorist Jaysh Al-Izza’s positions en route to liberating Arbaeen. With Arbaeen now under their control, the Syrian Arab Army will now shift their attention to the key town of Zakah, which is located at the western flank of Jaysh Al-Izza’s Idlin defense line on the border with Hama province.

04:00 PDT: Syria-  After a break for consultations with their governments US and Turkish officials are in the second day of a new round of talks for a grand bargain on Syria.

Israel-  Right wing parties make annexation of the West Bank a campaign plank.  This could take extremist votes away from Likud.


5 Aug 07:30 PDT: Syria-  In response to continued militia attacks Syria resumed air strikes only a few hours after extending the ceasefire. 

04:00 PDT: A new study through the Psalms has begun. Please note that the NEW free download of the Psalms will not be ready for a few weeks yet.  

Syria-  Syria has extended its ceasefire until the end of Eid 16 Aug, out of respect for the Mecca pilgrimage. It seems that all sides are using the time to build up for the next battle.


4 Aug 11:00 PDT: Israel-  Senior Likud member Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and people working on his behalf have been talking to Knesset members and ministers about the scenarios for the day after Netanyahu in recent weeks, according to Channel 13 News. Edelstein considers himself a candidate to succeed Netanyahu, and has recently set up meetings with Knesset members

05:30 PDT: US-  Last night in Dayton Ohio nine people were killed and many other wounded in one minute.

02:15 PDT:  Israel-  Netanyahu shaken, demanding signed personal loyalty documents from Likud officials as some in Likud are seeking a replacement for Bibi in order to form governing coalition with Kahol Lavan and Lieberman.  Right now the potential Likud split is cautious but it will come to a head if Bibi cannot form a government and the court confirms his corruption indictment after the Sep 17 election. 

US-  El Paso shooter attacked cross border shoppers visiting from Mexico in racist rage, apparently motivated by Trump rhetoric.


3 Aug:  A Blessed Sabbath for All God’s Faithful!

18:30 PDT: US- Authorities say 20 people killed and another 26 wounded in attack at El Paso Walmart; 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius in police custody. This is the 21st mass killing in the United States in 2019. Before today, 96 people had died in mass killings in 2019.

Syria-  Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham [aka Al Qaeda in Syria], has announced that they will not withdraw from the demilitarized zone and have continued to attack during the ceasefire.  Syria and Russia plan a substantial operation to destroy the terrorists in the coming days.

07:00 PDT: Syria-  Russia and Turkey have given the terrorists 24 hours to withdraw from the demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria or else the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will resume their offensive.


2 Aug 12:00 PDT: Syria-  After consulting with their governments, officials from Turkey and the US will continue discussions on a buffer zone between Turkey and the Syrian Kurds on 5 Aug.

 Gaza-   Today 51 protesters were injured, 24 of them from IDF live fire.

11:30 PDT: The new moon was seen from Jerusalem this evening making 3 August the first day of the fifth biblical month.

The New Moon is to be observed with congregational bible studies, or personal bible studies if it is not possible to meet with a like minded congregation.  I recommend that visitors go to the “Sabbath and Calendar” category and review these things this New Moon Day.  

God’s Word tells us to begin the new month with the first visible light of the new moon as seen from Jerusalem.  The new moon day is an Appointed Time like Passover and is not a High Day, it is to be observed with Bible Studies and the Shofar.    

When Christ comes and the Ezekiel Temple is built, special new moon sacrifices will be offered and in addition to the Shofar being sounded in every town, the two silver trumpets will be sounded over the sacrifices in the Temple at Jerusalem. 

Remember that when Christ comes he will require all humanity to observe the New Moons.  Isaiah 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

The Holy Day Festival Calendar chart has been updated to add a potential early New Year and Festivals for 2024. 

Syria- Jihadist’s attack ending ceasefire

01:45 PDT: Syria-  Heavy fighting continues in the Idlib vicinity although airstrikes have paused as of midnight local time.  The terrorists agreed to evacuate a buffer zone last Oct and then failed to do so, regularly attacking Syria from that zone resulting in the present fighting. Syria is giving the terrorists one last chance to implement last October’s agreement before an overwhelming offensive to destroy them.  


1 Aug 16:30 PDT: Syria-  Syria gives Idlib terrorists ultimatum: Withdraw from ceasefire zone and stop raiding Syria or face annihilation.

11:30 PDT: Syria-  The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is sweeping through northern Hama into Idlib liberating the towns of Hasraya, Abu Rai’dah,  Abu Rai’dah Sharqi and the hilltops of Tal Syria Tel and Mazra’a Al-Awani.  The town of Arbaeen is set to fall to the Syrian military in the coming minutes as the Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighters have been routed and are fleeing the area. 

07:00 PDT: New Moon-  Observers will be out looking for the new moon in Jerusalem after sunset ending 2 August.  I will announce the first day of the fifth biblical month when a sighting is confirmed.

Israel-  Fifteen fire and rescue teams from Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem are working to control a forest fire that is spreading in the Carmilla forest near the Beit Meir settlement.

01:00 PDT: Israel- A Gazan apparently seeking revenge for the killing of his brother sparked a firefight on the border last night.

Israel to launch overwhelming blitzkrieg on Gaza soon.  The Israeli plan is to complete the operation as quickly as possible before turning on Hezbollah, Syria and Iran in the north so as to avoid a multi front war.  Of course the enemy has plans of their own and the long planned war may not go according to Netanyahu’s wishes.  

A four day full dress rehearsal for an operation to demolish the Gaza militias was completed yesterday.  This is a final part of the preparations by the new Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi, for the operation.  There will now be an evaluation by Gen Kohavi and Netanyahu, and a determination of whether the IDF is at an optimal state of operational readiness will be made in the coming days.   If the answer is yes then a blitzkrieg on Gaza with a goal of totally destroying the militias could be ordered by Bibi at any time.

Mideast Peace-  Jared Kushner and peace team arrive in Jerusalem today to begin a week long Middle East tour.  The White House denies reports that during the tour Kushner is expected to invite leaders to a peace conference. The object of the tour appears to be to present the plan and get further input in order to polish a final version.     

Hong Kong-  The truth abut the HK riots is beginning to emerge.   The core leaders, parties, organizations, and media operations behind the demonstrations are all tied directly to Washington DC via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and corporate foundations like Open Society Foundation. 

The unrest in Hong Kong appears to be part of the Trump economic war on China to create the Establishment’s New World Order; with Europe as a counter balance between East and West and the world’s economic system controlled by the Judaeo Anglo American Establishment.

Several leaders of the Hong Kong unrest are repeatedly mentioned amid coverage of what is being called “Occupy Central,” the latest in a long line of US-engineered color revolutions, and part of America’s vast, ambitious global geopolitical reordering which started in earnest in 2011 under the guise of the so-called “Arab Spring.”

Benny Tai, a lecturer of law at the University of Hong Kong, is cited by various sources across the Western media as the primary organizer.  Just this month, he spoke at a Design Democracy Hong Kong (NDI-funded) conference on political reform. He is also active at the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) – also funded by NDI

The South China Morning Post in an article titled, “Occupy Central is on: Benny Tai rides wave of student protest to launch movement (1),” mentions many of his confederates. Martin Lee, Jimmy Lai, and Joseph Zen are all confirmed as both leaders of the “Occupy Central” movement and collaborators with the US State Department. 

In May the chief organizer of the demonstrations met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  Hong Kong demonstration leader Martin Lee. Secretary Pompeo expressed concern about the Hong Kong government’s proposed amendments to the Fugitive Ordinance law.

If the riots continue, Hong Kong has the right and may invite Chinese troops and police from the mainland to intervene.

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