CHINA WANTS TO ALTER THE HOLY BIBLE–WILL THIS TREND SPREAD ELSEWHERE?

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Besides the major geopolitical matters taking center stage on the world scene, there are some significant trends which, while largely ignored, could develop into fulfilled biblical prophecies. One is whether the Holy Bible will be allowed continue in its historic form or whether it will be revised, censored, redacted, etc. to fit the agendas of the politically-correct crowd or anti-Christian governments all over the world. Let’s look at this trendis and where it could go in the future.

The first link offers a report that the Communist Chinese government wants to rewrite the Bible in order to make the Bible acceptable to China’s Communist dogmas. The second link details the efforts of China to ban imports of traditional copies of the Bible via online sales. The third link reports that homosexuals want the Bible revised to expunge its condemnations of homosexuality in both the Old and New Testaments. The fourth link has a video-link that details an effort by a School Board in Alberta, Canada, to compel a Christian private school to revise (redact?) its Bible to express only politically-correct language.

Facebook is currently coming under strong scrutiny and criticism in US Congressional Hearings wherein Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is now facing the possibility of Congressional regulation of Facebook and other social media platforms to compel them to keep subscribers’ information private and to abandon practices favoring some forms of political speech over other forms of political speech. An example of Facebook’s censorship efforts is found in the fifth link.

The censorship of the Bible or driving consumers away from the Bible is also happening on social media platforms. The sixth link offers video of the digital home assistant Alexa offering a glowing description of the Prophet Muhammad while categorizing Jesus Christ as merely a “fictional” person. There is some controversy about this apparent anti-Christian bias in Alexa, and, in the interest of balance, I’ve included the seventh link which offers a variety of media perspectives on Alexa’s dubious comments about Jesus Christ. The eighth link lists the nations that forbid the possession of a Bible or which severely limit their importation or use.

Christians in modern western democracies do not generally realize that their beliefs and their Bible are under relentless attack by the advocates of politically-correctness. The Bible’s uncompromising condemnation of homosexuality seems to be the number one target of the PC camp. How could this have a biblical significance for the latter days? Revelation’s prophecies about the creation of a global “beast” system (Revelation 13, 17-18) indicate that this new global system will so deceive and indoctrinate the masses that the nations will actually fight against Jesus Christ at his Second Coming (Revelation 19:11-20:4). This outcome argues that the Beast and False Prophet (or “man of sin”–II Thessalonians 2) will impose a new and inaccurate Bible on the earth which will be sanitized and have its prophecies rewritten to support the agendas of the anti-Christ forces behind the beast power. I suspect the beast power, perhaps in concert with Satan and his fallen angels, will dupe mankind into fighting Jesus Christ’s heavenly army by tricking mankind into thinking Jesus’ army is a hostile alien invasion and that Satan and his hosts are mankind’s allies to “help” mankind resist that invasion. Remember, Jesus Christ warned in Matthew 24:21-28 that the end-time deceptions will be so pervasive and convincing that “if it were possible,” it would “deceive the very elect.” That convinces me that every conceivable tool in the physical/technological and spiritual realms will be unleashed in a way that will have the world agog with wonder at what they are seeing. Amos 8:9-12 contains a prophecy that “in that day” (a prophetic phrase often referencing the latter days of our age) “a famine…of hearing the words of the Lord” will occur that will be so pervasive that people will be unable to even locate the “words of God.”  Since the “words of God” are in the Holy Bible, this prophecy would be fulfilled if it becomes illegal to sell or own a copy of the Bible in its original form. But God’s enemies need to be warned: at the conclusion of the entire Bible, God places a terrible curse on people who would “add” or “take away” any of the content of the originally-inspired Bible.

Do my American readers think such a purge of the scriptures can’t happen in the USA? I ask you to consider that such an outcome has already very nearly happened. In the 2016 election, Democrat Hillary Clinton mocked and denounced “half” of Donald Trump’s supports as being “deplorables” who were “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic [and] Islamophobic.”  In other woods, Clinton was profoundly contemptuous of people who believed biblical Scriptures and teachings about divinely-ordained gender roles, proper sexual practices, the biblical identify of nations, etc. If she had been elected president, she may have already tried to issue Executive Orders to stop the publication or possession of Judeo-Christian Bibles because they had “politically-incorrect content” which constituted “hate speech.”  I don’t think Hillary Clinton would have let the US Constitution’s Bill of Rights protecting freedom of religious expression and freedom of speech to stand in the way of her agendas of intolerance and ideological tyranny. Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party had huge book-burnings to get rid of whatever did not fit its racist dogmas. Are Bible burnings coming in the future?

In the event correct translations of the Bible become illegal to print, sell or even own in the future, you may want to take steps now to make sure copies of the Bible in your possession survive and are not destroyed. Are there internet links at Christian websites (or even at my website) that you like to read, forward or access? Given the biblical prophecies that a real “famine” of being able to find God’s Words is coming in our world’s future, you may want to print out to hard copy anything you want to preserve for the future.

My thanks to a reader for sending me one of these links.

  1. http://www.worldtribune.com/unholy-bible-beijing-demands-a-rewrite-of-the-scriptures/
  2. http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/april/china-bans-bible-online-sales-amazon-taobao-jd-dang-dang.html
  3. https://thefederalistpapers.org/us/watch-liberals-want-bible-censored-anti-gay-verses-removed
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-_5r410238
  5. http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/christian-catches-facebook-censoring-bible/
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iir7qV0Iv8E
  7. https://www.google.com/search?q=Alexa+answers+%27Jesus+Christ+is+fictional&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1
  8. https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/9351/in-what-countries-is-it-illegal-to-own-a-bible-the-most-banned-book-in-the-worl
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ORBAN’S LANDSLIDE RE-ELECTION IN HUNGARY BODES ILL FOR EU ELITES

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Pictured above: “A scheduled visit by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to the party conference of the conservative Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) on Friday highlighted policy differences between members of a potential “grand coalition” in Germany, notably with regard to refugees.”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has won a huge landslide victory in his quest for re-election in Hungary’s national elections on Sunday. His smashing win has important ramifications that will impact nations throughout the EU, and, in what will be a surprise to many, within Germany itself. The first three links describe Orban’s victory from various perspectives. The first link, from the Wall Street Journal, notes that Orban directed the construction of a 100 mile-long barbed-wire double fence along Hungary’s southern border to keep immigrants from spilling into Hungary from Serbia (an event covered in a previous post when it was built). This fence has reduced illegal immigration into Hungary to a tiny trickle, and it was evidently hugely popular with Hungary’s voters as the high-turnout election confirmed. The second link is from the leftist New York Times which largely mourns Orban’s election and criticizes him for vigorously opposing international financier, George Soros. The third link is from a source which applauds Orban’s resistance to George Soros.

Hungary’s experience proves that “walls do work,” which should encourage those Americans who support President Trump’s desire to build a wall at the US-Mexican border to stop illegal immigration, drug-smuggling, and would-be terrorists. The fourth link shows what Hungary’s border fencing looks like, and a similar fencing arrangement at the US-Mexican border would be quite effective without costing anywhere near what a tall, cement-like wall would cost.

The fifth link should prove very interesting to many readers. One of the first international figures to congratulate Mr. Orban on his re-election victory was the German Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer. As I pointed out in my recent post about the precarious state of the new German governing coalition, Mr. Seehofer is a leader of the anti-immigrant CSU party in Germany, the conservative party that is in the German governing coalition along with the leftist, pro-immigrant SPD party and the CDU party led by the pro-immigrant Chancellor Merkel. Orban’s landslide victory further shows how tenuous the German governing coalition really is. I’m sure the SPD leaders and Chancellor Merkel are mourning Orban’s huge victory even as the CSU’s Seehofer is celebrating it. Merkel’s hands are essentially tied in terms of punishing Seehofer. If she attempted such an action, Seehofer could withdraw the CSU from the governing coalition which would almost surely cause Merkel to lose a majority of support in the German Parliament and new German elections would ensue.

As an example of how like-minded Hungary’s Prime Minister Orban and German Interior Minister Seehofer have become, Seehofer invited Orban to be a guest at a convention of the CSU party in Germany not long ago (sixth link). If Seehofer ever became Germany’s Chancellor, he might very well lead Germany in the same direction Orban in leading Hungary.

I urge readers to watch events inside Europe very closely. The elites who structured the EU’s leadership to not be electable by or accountable to the people of Europe must be gnashing their teeth at the recent nationalist tide that is sweeping through European elections. The United Kingdom is in the slow process of leaving the EU altogether because of its Brexit vote, and the Italian electorate recently gave a variety of nationalistic, anti-immigrant, Euro-skeptic parties the vast majority of their votes. A new Italian government has yet to be formed, but the new Italian leader will surely come from within the rightist variety of parties who won the Italian election. The EU elites are practically waging a political war against the nationalist government of Poland. I don’t think the EU’s elitist leaders realize the trouble they are now in. Nation after European nation is rejecting the agendas of the Brussels bureaucrats, and this will ultimately lead to either the EU being reconstituted via a new EU Constitution that allows member nations to be more independent and nationalistic or the EU is going to steadily become unglued.

As many of my posts have warned, if the EU does collapse, it also could cause the Euro currency to collapse as well, which would lead to a sudden global financial crisis as so many loans, derivatives, trade deals, etc. are denominated in Euros. If the Euro becomes of suspect value or if EU nations begin to abandon the Euro and adopt their old national currencies, who will guarantee the integrity of the Euro? Who will be liable for the EU’s debts?  Revelation 17-18 in the Bible prophesy that in the latter days of our age, the global elites (Revelation 18:2-3) who have controlled the world’s political/financial power will experience a sudden and irreversible collapse (Revelation 17:16). However, the Bible’s prophecy reveals an insight into this future collapse that we will not see coming in media coverage. This collapse will not be an entirely unexpected event, it will be deliberately caused by an alliance of “seven heads and ten horns” who will hate the global elites and destroy their hold on power. These seven heads and ten horns may already be active behind the scenes. They will give authority to a new global political/financial system called, metaphorically, the “beast” system (Revelation 13, 17-18). Whenever this beast system takes shape, the final clock on the fulfillment of biblical prophecies will begin. The beast will have only 42 months to be in power before it and its leaders are destroyed by the armies of heaven when Jesus Christ returns (Revelation 19:11-20:4).

For an in-depth examination of the biblical prophecies cited above, please read my free articles, Are We Living in the Biblical Latter Days?, Is Babylon the Great about to Fall…Ushering in a New Beast System? , and The Babylonian Origin of the Modern Banking SystemIf you read these articles, you will be surprised to learn how accurately the Bible’s end-time prophecies are being fulfilled in our modern time.

  1. https://www.wsj.com/articles/hungary-votes-in-election-with-orban-set-to-secure-a-fourth-term-1523162923
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/08/world/europe/hungary-election-viktor-orban.html
  3. http://theothermccain.com/2018/04/08/triumph-orban-wins-big-in-hungary/
  4. http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/28/hungary-completes-new-anti-migrant-border-fence-with-serbia
  5. https://www.reuters.com/article/hungary-election-germany-interior/german-minister-welcomes-orban-victory-in-hungarian-election-idUSB4N1PQ018
  6. http://www.dw.com/en/hungarys-viktor-orban-pays-controversial-visit-to-csu-party-conference/a-42034792

SAUDI CROWN PRINCE “UNOFFICIALLY” RECOGNIZES ISRAEL AS BATTLE LINES FORM IN MIDEAST

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Events are occurring in the Mideast which herald a major shifting of traditional alliances in the Mideast. In a further sign that Turkey is hastening its exit from NATO, it formed a three-way entente with Russia and Iran to coordinate their actions in shaping the new political lines in the post-ISIS Mideast (first link). Qatar is also often associated with Turkey and Iran as an ally in the new Mideast arrangements. Since Turkey is buying a sophisticated Russian air-defense system built by the Russians to mainly shoot down NATO warplanes, it seems inevitable that Turkey and NATO are heading for an inevitable split unless there is regime change in Turkey. That seems highly unlikely as Turkish leader Erdogan has been purging all Turkish institutions of his opponents.

The above emerging alliance is being countered by another growing alliance. The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia “unofficially” recognized the state of Israel in a US visit by stating  he has “no problem with the state of Israel…as the nation state of the Jewish people” (second link). Since the Palestinians chose to identify with Iran months ago, the Saudis and other Sunni nations like Egypt and Jordan have every reason to downgrade their interest in Palestinian statehood issues. Those who have read my posts in recent years will not be surprised at all by this development as it is consistent with the warming Israeli-Sunni Arab cooperation on military and intelligence matters that I have written about for years. The growing cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel (dare we call it an “alliance”?) has enraged Iran which did not want to see its two main Mideast rivals become allies against Iran and its proxies (Hezbollah, Syria, the Yemeni Houthis, etc.)–see third link.

Naturally, the Mideast has many confusing cross-currents in its shifting political allegiances. Not long ago, the Kurds held a referendum that had the Kurds voting for an independent Kurdistan. This angered the central government of Iraq which sent its military forces to push the military arm of the Kurds–the Peshmerga– back to their autonomous region in northern Iraq. Iraq’s central government is also dominated by Shiites, which are aligned with Iran. However, then Turkey invaded the Kurdish northern region of Syria near the city of Afrin and announced that they intended to drive ever-further eastward through Syria into Kurdish regions in northwestern Iraq. The Iraqi government is jealous of its territory and does not want Turkish troops anywhere inside Iraq’s borders. This has led to the Iraqi central government attempting to reconcile with the Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq (fourth link). While the fourth link’s story cites a desire to cooperate against the last remnants of ISIS, I think the real reason for this reconciliation between the Iraqi central government and the Kurds in its northern autonomous zone is a strong mutual desire to resist the Turks if they attempt to encroach into Iraq. They are not the only entities that want to stop the Turkish probe into northern Syria and Iraq. The fifth link and sixth link relate that France is sending troops into the Kurdish zone in northern Syria to try to assist the Kurds in halting further Turkish advances. The sixth link reports that France has sent troops and warplanes to join US military forces in a critically-important region of northern Syria directly in the path of the Turkish invasion. This has enraged the Turkish leader (seventh link), who seems to have a personal goal of seizing as much of the territory of the old Ottoman Empire as he can. The USA has warned Turkey of the consequences of Turkey attacking US forces in this region, but Turkey seems unwilling to listen to reason so there is a possibility that Turkey, a NATO nation, may attack the military forces of two other NATO nations, the USA and France, inside northern Syria. Let us hope that such a perilous situation does not occur.

Israel is watching all this with a very careful eye. Reportedly, Israel is now helping seven Sunni militia forces inside Syria near its border with Syria (eighth link). Presumably, these Sunni militias are also supported by Sunni Saudi Arabia, so this action solidifies Saudi-Israeli cooperation. Also solidifying Israeli-Sunni relations is the fact that Israeli warplanes jointly exercised with the warplanes of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a key Saudi ally, in a recent aerial war game in Greece (ninth link).

Even more importantly, the USA is taking two major actions which indicate that it realizes that Turkey is becoming a “turncoat” to NATO. The final link reports that the USA is moving its considerable air assets and military personnel from its large base in Incirlik, Turkey to new locations in Eastern Europe and Greece. It also is reportedly moving its major Mideast air force base in Qatar (which is drifting into the orbit of Iran and Turkey) to a new base in Saudi Arabia. This will greatly increase the security of the Saudi kingdom as it will have the USA’s forces inside its territory protecting it from Iran and Turkey. Since Turkey and Qatar are no longer reliable allies, it is wise for the USA to take these actions. This will solidify the American-Saudi alliance.

As you can see from the information in these links, major shifts are occurring that are not being discussed in the mainstream media. One coalescing alliance includes Russia, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Qatar and all of Iran’s Mideast proxies. The other alliance includes the USA, Saudi Arabia, Israel, France, Jordan, Egypt, the UAE and other Sunni governments. The Iraqi central government and the Kurds are uneasily caught in the middle for now.

What we are seeing is entirely consistent with the key biblical prophecy in Ezekiel 38-39 which lists the nations that will compose the two major global alliances in the latter days. To see how accurately the Bible’s prophecy foretold the memberships of the two global Eastern and Western alliances, please read my free article, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveal about a Future World War III Since the Israelis were discussed above, please also read my article, Four Reasons the Jews are JudahIt is evident that what we are watching unfold in the Mideast is the jockeying for position by these two rival alliances identified 2500 years ago in the biblical book of Ezekiel.

The Mideast seems to be heading for an explosion. Unless something happens to defuse the crisis (i.e. Turkey withdrawing its invasion force back into Turkey), war seems increasingly inevitable. Such a war need not be the final global world war prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39, but it could easily be a major regional war between these two great alliances which is fought in the volatile Mideast.

  1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5577929/Putin-cements-alliance-Iran-Turkey-Syria-summit-Ankara.html
  2. http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/33719/Default.aspx
  3. http://www.worldtribune.com/khamenei-lashes-out-after-saudi-crown-prince-signals-thaw-with-israel/
  4. http://www.worldtribune.com/iraq-renews-ties-to-kurdish-peshmerga-after-re-emergence-of-isis/
  5. http://www.france24.com/en/20180330-france-macron-pledges-support-kurdish-led-ypg-syria-democratic-forces
  6. https://www.debka.com/french-troops-deploy-to-manbij-join-trumps-stop-turkey-line-in-syria/
  7. http://www.worldtribune.com/turkey-threatens-france-over-plan-to-provide-troops-support-for-syrian-kurds/
  8. https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/with-eye-on-iran-israel-increases-military-support-for-syrian-rebels-1.5826348
  9. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/in-photos-israel-uae-fly-together-in-annual-joint-exercise-in-greece-1.5935477
  10. https://www.debka.com/the-us-liquidates-its-two-main-mid-east-air-bases-at-incirlik-and-al-udeid/

IS GERMANY’S NEW COALITION GOVERNMENT STARTING TO COME APART ALREADY?

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A report from the Washington Times reveals that there are already major stresses building within the new German coalition government. It took approximately six months to put even this shaky alliance under Chancellor Merkel together into a coalition, but it not cohesive at all.

The first link has considerable information about German politics in it, and I urge readers to read the entire article. Merkel’s CDU has been allied with the conservative CSU Bavarian party in a longstanding alliance, but they had to accept the leftist, pro-EU SDP party as a coalition partner to form any government at all. The new German Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, is a leader of the CSU conservative party. He made a very conservative assertion that “Islam does not belong in Germany” as he also called for “quicker deportation” of the immigrants who have poured into Germany under Merkel’s open doors policy towards immigrants and refugees. As the article notes, “It was a direct challenge to Ms. Merkel.” Keep in mind, this challenge came from Merkel’s own Interior Minister. Merkel took the opposite position, saying “These Muslims belong to Germany, as does their religion–Islam.” Mr. Seehofer also defended Germany’s traditional “Christian based traditions and customs,” which are, obviously, being threatened by a massive influx of Muslims.

It does not bode well for the longevity of the coalition government in Germany that the head of its CDU and CSU factions are taking polar opposite positions on this very divisive and vital issue in German politics. I am reminded of the truism stated in Amos 3:3 in the Bible: “Can two walk together except they be agreed?” Clearly, there is a growing chasm between the conservative CSU and the more liberal CDU of Chancellor Merkel, and this could lead to the fall of Merkel’s government.

The rightist AfD party, which went from zero to 90+ seats in the German Parliament in last Fall’s election, is anti-immigrant and anti-EU, and it applauded the CSU leader’s statement. If the conservative CSU “secedes” from the coalition due to Ms. Merkel’s increasingly liberal positions, it is almost certain that new elections will need to be held. In any such election, it is expected that the rightist AfD party will do even better than they did in last Fall’s election. The second link reports on a recent poll of the German electorate showing that the rising rightist AfD party is now essentially tied with the falling leftist SPD for second place in a national opinion poll. The poll is somewhat misleading, however. It lists the combined poll totals for the CDU and CSU together. If the CSU splits from the CDU and goes independent, the poll numbers for the CDU will drop considerably. As the first link’s article notes, the CDU/CSU coalition is already losing many voters to the surging AfD, and the conservative CSU may have to abandon its ties to the CDU in order to preserve its political base from being seized by the AfD in future elections.

My past posts have commented on the deep fractures developing within the EU itself over a variety of issues. If the CDU and CSU go their separate ways, it could produce electoral chaos inside Germany and further weaken the cohesion of the EU. The worst-case scenario for the globalist elites re: Germany would be for the CDU and CSU to split and to have the AfD gain many more seats in new elections for the next German Parliament. Since the CSU and AfD parties are both rightist parties, the elites would be horrified if the CSU, the AfD and the centrist Free Democrats formed the next German coalition government. If this happens, Germany itself could have a government that wants Germany out of the EU and Islamic immigrants out of Germany. This could cause a break-up of the entire EU itself as Germany is the linchpin nation holding it together. I am not predicting such an outcome, but I do want to point out it is a possibility. If the new governing coalition in Italy is a rightist coalition that is anti-EU and anti-immigrant (a very likely possibility since rightist parties easily won the recent Italian election), it will encourage rightist and nationalist parties all over Europe–including Germany.

As I have noted in previous posts, if the EU comes apart, it is almost certain the Eurozone will disintegrate as well as nations start to re-adopt their own national currencies when/if they leave the EU. Any collapse of the Euro’s reliability as a currency could cause a global financial crisis very quickly as Euro-based derivatives, trade deals, banking arrangements, etc. would suddenly have doubtful value. It could even trigger a sudden global crisis that would fulfill the biblical prophecy in Revelation 17-18 that the global “deep state” (an alliance of political and financial insiders–Revelation 18:2-3) will experience a sudden and catastrophic collapse during our current prophetic period of time called “the latter day,” the “time of the end,” etc. in biblical prophecies. The wording of the prophecy in Revelation 17-18 indicates that it will be unexpected when it occurs. We are living in perilous times, just as the Apostle Paul prophesied in II Timothy 3:1. Keep a close eye on what happens inside Germany. If the current weak coalition government falls and new elections are held, it could have major ramifications for the destiny of all Europe in the years ahead. It is even possible that in a new German election, the result could be so splintered that no government can be formed to govern Germany. That would bring a whole new set of problems for Germany, for Europe and the world.

For in-depth examinations of the biblical prophecies mentioned above, please read my free articles, Are We Living in the Biblical Latter Days?, Is Babylon the Great about to Fall…Ushering in a New Beast System?, and The Babylonian Origin of the Modern Banking System.

  1. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/18/angela-merkels-muslim-refugee-integration-tested/
  2. http://www.dw.com/en/germanys-spd-sinks-to-record-low-in-latest-polls/a-42609310

REPORT: ISRAEL HAS ALREADY FLOWN DEEP PENETRATION MISSIONS INTO IRANIAN AIRSPACE

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A few media sources have reported that new Israeli F-35 warplanes have already flown deep penetration air missions into Iranian airspace to reach locations associated with Iran’s nuclear and missile programs, and I thought readers would appreciate knowing about these reports (first link and second link). According to these links, the state-of-the-art Israeli F-35s obtained from the USA were able to penetrate both Iranian and Syrian airspace without being detected. This is of vital importance as it would mean that the F-35s can defeat the ability of the Russian supplied air defense systems in Syria and Iran to detect or track the new F-35s. Since Iran has long ago proclaimed that it wishes to “wipe Israel off the map” and has also supplied much military hardware to Hezbollah in southern Lebanon as well as positioned Iranian forces inside Syria to confront Israel, I think the Israelis just sent a message to the mullahs running Iran that many sensitive Iranian installations will be destroyed if Israel has to launch either a pre-emptive or a retaliatory strike vs. Iran.

The first two links also offer another important bit of information. They state that the Israeli F-35s could fly, un-refueled, twice as far as the distance they flew into Iran. This is important as it means that other nations who have helped Iran with its nuclear and missile programs are well within the reach of Israeli warplanes if Israel decides to strike the nations which have assisted Iran with its annihilationist ambitions against Israel. Such nations would include Russia and China. Of course Israel does have an aerial refueling capability for its warplanes so who knows how far they can fly if ordered to do so? Nations who thought they could secretly help Iran’s nuclear and missile programs for profit may find that their factories can also be hit with retaliatory strikes by Israel if an Iranian-Israeli war does occur.

Speaking of Israel’s aerial refueling capability, the third link and fourth link report this capacity was involved in an aerial mission several years ago about which little was reported in the mainstream media. The USA conducts periodic Red Flag aerial combat exercises in the American West in which American and allied warplanes fly against “aggressor” squadrons who are equipped to simulate Russian bloc warplanes. These hone pilots’ skills in case a real war breaks out and it also increases the ability of US pilots to fly war missions with allied air force personnel. In a recent such Red Flag exercise, both Israeli and Jordanian warplanes participated as US allies. What I find remarkable is the fact that Israeli and Jordanian air force planes flew together from the Mideast to the western USA, and that the Jordanian warplanes were refueled en route by Israeli tanker aircraft. This reveals to me that the military cooperation between Israel and Jordan is closer than most people have realized. The links also report Egypt has participated in the Red Flag exercises. These reports convince me that close military cooperation is occurring between Israeli and Sunni Arab governments as both are increasingly threatened by Iranian Shiite threats and militarism. This report also indicates to me that if Israeli warplanes need to make combat attack missions against Iranian sites, they will likely not be going alone. Other nations’ warplanes could be accompanying them, and Israeli aerial tankers can bring them all back to their home bases.

As I’m sure readers realize, the regime of former US President Obama negotiated an agreement which allowed Iran to proceed almost unfettered in developing advanced nuclear and missile technologies. If Iran develops its technologies too far for Israel’s level of tolerance, deep penetration strike missions may be carried out against the Iranian sites at which such dangerous development is occurring. If Iran cannot detect Israeli F-35s, then the world may someday awake to hear that “unexplained” explosions have occurred at a number of Iranian nuclear/missile development sites. It could be written off as a series of unfortunate “accidents.” Who will ever know that the truth may be something else?

My thanks to a reader who sent me one of the links below.

  1. http://www.worldtribune.com/report-israeli-f-35s-entered-iranian-airspace-undetected-locked-on-suspected-nuclear-sites/
  2. http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-Israeli-stealth-fighters-fly-over-Iran-547421
  3. https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/why-are-jordanian-f-16s-suckling-gas-from-israeli-tanke-1723907568
  4. https://www.timesofisrael.com/jordanian-combat-pilots-trained-with-israel-counterparts-in-us-this-summer/

THE ANCIENT “RED SNAKE WALL” OF NORTHERN IRAN

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Recently, I watched an episode of the TV program “What on Earth?” on the Science cable-TV channel, and it had a very interesting segment that pertains to a portion of historical information I included in my booksParthia–The Forgotten Ancient Superpower, Israel’s Tribes Today, and The “Lost” Ten Tribes of Israel…Found! This TV program examines forgotten structures, previously-undiscovered cities and many mysteries on the surface of the earth as photographed by earth-mapping or surveillance satellites. I enjoy the program as it periodically covers ancient locations and structures that have a biblical context–even though the shows do not discuss any such contexts.

One program had a segment about the “Red Snake Wall” found along the border region of northern Iran east of the Caspian Sea. The segment noted that this was a very large defensive wall built in ancient times to protect a southern people from a threatening northern people. The segment revealed that scientific evidence indicates that the wall was built during the time of the Sassanian Empire to keep out the “White Huns” who lived north of the wall. There is vital information about the White Huns that needs to be passed on to readers of this blog. The information is supportive of the information found in my aforementioned books which include a discussion of the White Huns in their narratives.

The first link, second link and third link offer detailed descriptions about this “Red Snake Wall,” and photographs of its remnants still visible today. These links indicate the wall was built along at least 195-200 kilometers of the northern border of the ancient Sassanian Empire between the Caspian Sea on its west end and a mountain range at its eastern end. It was given its name because it was made of reddish-hued bricks and it snakes its way across the landscape between the two natural obstacles of the Caspian Sea and a mountain range. It is much longer than the famous Hadrian’s Wall in Great Britain, and is second only to the Great Wall of China as an ancient defensive border wall. Like Hadrian’s Wall, it included many forts stationed at intervals along the wall, and estimates are that the entire wall was garrisoned with between 20-30,000 soldiers.

How does this have a biblical context? The reason is that the Sassanian Persians were the power that overthrew the Parthian Empire circa 227 AD and sent Parthia’s vast millions of Caucasian/Semitic peoples toward Europe in a mass migration that took centuries to fully accomplish. The “White Huns” were given that name to differentiate them from the more Oriental-looking Hunnic tribes of ancient  times–such as Attila the Hun’s tribe. These “White Huns” were given their name due to their “white bodies” (fourth link), indicating they were a Semitic people. Their language indicated they originated in “Eastern Iran” (fourth link), confirming their origin was in the eastern region of the former Parthian Empire and that they did not have an origin with the language groups of northern or central Asia. It was once thought that this Red Snake Wall was built in Parthian times, but that makes no historical sense. During Parthian times, their northern border was inhabited by a confederation of Scythian tribes, who were Parthia’s ethnic kinsmen and allies. No defensive wall was needed then. However, after Parthia fell and its Semitic people migrated toward Europe via the Caucasus Mountains (giving them their subsequent name–the “Caucasians”), not all Parthian and Scythian people were able to migrate toward Europe in that great exodus of Semitic people out of the old Parthian region. Some, like the White Huns, were cut off in eastern locations, and they became enemies to the Sassanians, who had defeated and driven out the Parthian allies of the White Huns.

It is my firm view that the White Huns were one tribe of the so-called “lost ten tribes of Israel” who were removed in large numbers into south-central Asia by the Assyrian Empire. The Assyrians removed many Israelite captives to the “cities of the Medes” (II Kings 17:6-7), which was in the region of northern Iran near the Caspian Sea (very close to where the Red Snake Wall was later built). Given that captives from the ten tribes of Israel were placed in the Caspian Sea region, one would expect their Semitic descendants to be found in that region centuries later. The White Huns’ capital was named Sakala, and the Greeks called them the Ephthalites, the Hephthalites, or, as my book notes, even the Nephthalites. These sequences of consonants are, unmistakably, the Israelite tribe of Naphtali. The tribe of Naphtali was originally taken captive into Asia by Assyria in one entire tribal band (II Kings 15:29), so it is logical they maintained a cohesive tribal identity into future years.

At this point, major misconceptions need to be addressed. Many assume the ten tribes of Israel “died out” or that they were all Jewish. None of the ten tribes of Israel, who formed the northern ancient biblical kingdom called “Israel,” were Jewish. Indeed, the Israelites of the northern ten tribes were often enemies of the Jewish southern kingdom called “Judah.” The northern ten tribes abandoned “Jewish” practices long before they went into exile, so one should not expect to see Jewish practices among their Asian descendants–many of whom were sun-worshipers. Also, the Israelite tribes sent into Asia were not prophesied to die out, but rather to experience a huge increase in their populations after they went into exile. In Hosea 1, God tells the northern ten tribes they are being sent into captivity because they broke the covenant they made with God at Mt. Sinai via Moses; however, in verse 10, God pronounces a huge blessing on their exiled future descendants. God states that he will increase their descendants’ numbers to be as numerous as the “sand of the sea.”  This is a very important verse, as it confirms that God was still going to keep his covenant with the Israelite tribes to bless them with specific blessings that were their birthright as a result of God’s covenant with Abraham–a covenant that was unconditional. One of the blessings of the Abrahamic covenant was that the Israelites’ descendants would be as numerous as “the sand which is on the seashore” (Genesis 22:17), the exact blessing which was confirmed to the Israelite tribes in Hosea 1:10 even though they were being sent into captivity under the terms of the Mosaic Covenant.

This means the Israelites would experience a huge increase in population after they went into exile. Their numbers grew massively in the wide-open expanses of Iran and Southern Russia once they left the cramped quarters of the Promised Land in ancient Israel. It is due to this prophesied blessing of huge population increases that just one tribe, the Naphtalites, became so numerous and powerful that they were able to fight the Sassanians on even terms for a couple centuries before the Naphtalites also migrated westward toward Europe. Their modern descendants are located and named in my book, Israel’s Tribes Today. One more notable fact: The capital city of the Ephthalites was named Sakala, which includes the name of the Israelite patriarch, Isaac. While the Greeks rendered this name as “Sac…,” the Persian and Semitic language groups often rendered his name as “Sak…” This is a vital clue to the White Huns’ Israelite origin as Genesis 21:12 promised that the Israelites would be named after Isaac, and that name has been associated with Israelite descendants ever since–including the Ephthalite White Huns.

I hope that readers benefit from this insight into the location and name of just one tribe of the ten tribes of Israel approximately 1300 years after they went into an Asian exile. Keep two very important facts in mind if you research the White Huns in historical literature. Since the historical information about them is almost all derived from the ancient propaganda of their enemies, take accounts of their “barbaric” customs with a grain of salt. While the What on Earth? segment about them describes them as barbarians who rode on horses with the decapitated heads of their enemies on saddles, the fourth link records that the White Huns had a king, a constitution and standards of justice in their tribe. The second point is that modern historical sources and historians overwhelmingly must “bow the knee” to evolutionary fables and dare not mention any fact which substantiates the Bible’s narratives or prophecies. That is why the large mass of historical information about the post-exile Israelites found in ancient Greek, Roman and other sources is censored out of history books. My books on the history and modern locations of the ten tribes of Israel compile and proclaim all the forgotten and suppressed historical accounts about the ten tribes of Israel, and all historical sources are given with complete bibliographies and chapter endnotes so readers need not take anything “on faith.” An E-book about the history of the ten tribes of Israel can be ordered at my website’s home page as well as an extensive 4-book set on this same topic. If you obtain them, you will have a new perspective about ancient history that is vitally important to understand world history as well as modern geopolitics. When you have that information, you will understand why this important information is being suppressed in modern times.

  1. http://www.iranreview.org/content/Documents/The_Red_Snake_The_Great_Wall_of_Gorgan.htm
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Wall_of_Gorgan
  3. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/irans-great-wall-is-now-buried-and-forgotten
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hephthalite_Empire

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