Israeli F-16 Shot Down as Iran Heats Up Northern Border


Israel F-16, Courtesy Israel Air ForceJERUSALEM, Israel – Israel shot down an Iranian drone over Israeli territory early Saturday morning, sparking a series of events that many feared could lead to an escalation in hostilities.

In response to the drone penetration, Israel targeted a number of Iranian military sites in Syria, including its “aircraft’s launch components in Syrian territory,” the IDF said.

“The IDF sees the Iranian attack and the Syrian response as a severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement following the initial incident.

During the attack, Syria fired multiple anti-aircraft missiles at IAF aircraft…. more

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China Moves 300,000 Troops Closer to North Korean Border


China is reportedly moving missile defense batteries and troops closer to its border with North Korea, a potential sign that Beijing anticipates either a large refugee wave north or a military disturbance triggered by the belligerence of communist dictator Kim Jong-un.

The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo cited Radio Free Asia (RFA) in a report Monday, stating that RFA had compiled evidence that China had “late last year deployed another missile defense battery at an armored division in Helong, west of Longjing in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.”… more

40,000 Indians Flee As Fighting Erupts On Pakistan Border


https://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/inline-images/20180122_india.jpgAlong the 786 km-long Line of Control (LoC) which divides the State of Jammu Kashmir between India and Pakistan, sporadic cross-border military gunfire between both countries is not that unusual.

However, this weekend, in the region of Noushera, Rajouri and Akhnoor sectors of Jammu and Kashmir, more than 40,000 Indians have fled their homes and shops amid the fourth consecutive day of intense shelling from Pakistani military forces, the Economic Times reports.

In the latest report from Indian 24 News, cross-border firing between both countries continues along the international border in the Kanachak and Pargwal sectors in Jammu, besides the LoC in the Nowshera area of Rajouri district on Sunday evening…. more

China’s Military Base in Afghanistan


China’s Military Base in AfghanistanBeijing has long refrained from engaging militarily beyond its borders. However, as some recent reports suggest, this situation may soon change. Ferghana News reported that China will build a military base in the northern province of Afghanistan, and, according to the news agency, the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan is already expecting a Chinese expert delegation to discuss the location and further technicalities for the base. If these reports are true, China will fully fund the new military base in Badakhshan, covering all material and technical expenses, including both lethal and nonlethal weaponry and equipment…. more

‘Constitutional Crisis’: Deep State Versus Trump Over Transgenders In Military


Breitbart: The left and media are presenting a decision by elements of the Trump administration to not pursue an immediate stay in court as a win by LGBTQ forces seeking to force President Donald Trump, America’s Commander-in-Chief, to accept transgender recruits into the U.S. military.

But it might not be as big a win as they would have hoped for, as conservative forces rally behind the president with a variety of plans to crush the short-term leftist victory—though it does remain to be seen if the administration’s various departments responsible, primarily Justice and Defense, will follow through on efforts to get Trump another win.

As of Jan. 2, thanks to lower court rulings blocking implementation of President Trump’s directive to the Department of Defense, transgender individuals can legally enlist in the U.S. military. That is in direct contravention of an order the Commander-in-Chief handed down to Defense Secretary James Mattis back in August, one that has been challenged in court and blocked by a district judge by a preliminary injunction while the case is ongoing. On appeal, two U.S. courts of appeals—the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit—upheld two lower courts’ preliminary injunctions, blocking Trump’s transgender ban on military enlistment.

Perhaps most importantly, it sets up a potential constitutional crisis, George Rasley of Richard Viguerie’s Conservative HQ told Breitbart News. more …

Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: This has been a head scratcher. Why did a president with tremendous power roll over and play dead on an issue he personally ruled on?

Answer, he didn’t:

The New American Jan. 1, 2018: “Under military guidelines, a transgender individual seeking to join the military will be required to provide certification from a medical provider that he has not exhibited any “clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning” for at least 18 months.

Additionally, the medical provider must certify that the transgender applicant “has completed all medical treatment associated with the applicant’s gender transition, the applicant has been stable in the preferred gender for 18 months, and if presently receiving cross-sex hormone therapy post-gender transition, the individual has been stable on such hormones for 18 months.”

Recruits who have gone through “sex reassignment” or “genital reconstruction” procedures must also certify that “a period of 18 months has elapsed since the date of the most recent surgery, no functional limitations or complications persist, and no additional surgeries are required.”

Transgenders have been flooding into the military since Nov 14, 2017 when the Pentagon confirmed (here) that it will pay for a soldier’s gender reassignment surgery for the first time, according to multiple reports.

That was Barack Obama’s plan to weaken and degrade and bankrupt the United States military. When judges can run the country, we are finished.

Obama Decimated Our Military: We Are No Longer a Super Power


The breaking news tonight was that America’s Military might have been so weakened, that if we were attacked by Russia or China, we would most likely not win. America – the most powerful of all nations has been downgraded from Super Power to Regional Power at best.

Does this surprise you? It shouldn’t. During the years of Obama’s reign over America, he systematically weakened our military man power and weaponry. Was this in an attempt to balance a budget? NO. This was a calculated move on Obama’s part to destroy the country which he detested; the country that he led as Commander and Chief. And the Leftists loved him. They hate America too.

Do you remember when Obama fired a long list of Generals? These were fine men – Patriots and devoted to their country. But to Obama, these men had to go. They were not “yes” men. They knew full well what this Marxist/Socialist president was doing to America. Behind the scenes they were voicing their concerns. Obama had no recourse except to fire these men who had taken oaths to protect America…. read more

This article is a good read and Obama did weaken our military for a purpose, read our article on Did Obama Make America Weak On Purpose. War and Rumors of war are all around us and the world now.

Who Is the Foundation Of All Wars —- Jesus is saying there are going to be wars. They will be frightening and distressing but you don’t be frightened. The wars of man must come but in themselves, they will not accomplish the end goal of God. They are merely stages leading up to the closure of war. Do not allow fear to dominate but be aware of what is happening and trust in Christ…..

The bible tells us that all nations will be against Israel. Zechariah 12:3 On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who try to lift it will injure themselves severely when all the nations of the earth gather against her.

Right now America is for Israel, thanks to President Trump, and will do anything possible to protect her. If you read the article you can see that our country is not able at this time to fight two wars. Now do we believe this entirely, No. We are for Israel and the bible says “I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Genesis 12:3“, therefore we do not know what will happen if we go to war, only God knows.

At some point America will no longer be for Israel and we will no longer be a super power. Right now America is getting a reprieve because of God who placed President Trump as our leader and who is for Jesus. God placed him there for a specific reason. As a believer in Jesus the Christ we still have freedom here to worship our Lord and Savior.

This is our opinion only – for America to not defend Israel then we would be at war with someone else who is coming after us, the rapture occurred or America has fallen and there is a leader who Hates God. All we know is that war is calling and it is getting closer.

We have Damascus that will be a ruined heap, we have countries right now aligning up in scripture concerning the Gog & Magog war, and we have some nations against Israel. Keep your eyes on Jesus and pray for people to see the Truth, God Bless!

Russian airstrikes in Syria Sunday killed 53 civilians


Airstrike_in_Bidama,_west_of_IdlibRussian strikes on Islamic State stronghold Deir Az Zor hit residential building, killing 53 civilians; Strikes following Russian, Iranian and Turkish claim that new political process to begin given military success, Nov. 27, 2017.

The Russian military carried out airstrikes in Syria Sunday morning killing 53 civilians according to initial reports.

The airstrike targeted Deir Az Zor, one of the Islamic State’s last strongholds in Syria. According to Arab media and human rights organization reports, the strikes hit a residential building, killing 53 civilians, 21 of which were children.

A reported 25 were killed in shelling between Syrian army and opposition forces in Hougta outside of Damascus on Sunday, reports claiming a total of over 80 civilian deaths on Sunday alone…. read more

Expert: China’s ‘Sneaky’ Navy Aims to Overpower South China Sea


ZHOUSHAN, CHINA - AUGUST 01: Fishing boats set sail to East China Sea for fishing on August 1, 2017 in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province of China. About 3575 fishing boats set off from Shenjiamen fishing harbor from 12 pm Tuesday in Zhoushan. They will sail to the East China Sea for fishing. (Photo by Yu Ruowang/CHINA NEWS SERVICE/VCG via Getty Images)WASHINGTON, DC – The United States should keep an eye on China’s rapidly growing naval forces, a part of which China has hidden as civilian fishing boats, a prominent U.S. expert on China warned at an event on Wednesday.

China’s regular navy already has more ships than the U.S. — a little more than 300 to the U.S.’s 277. But Andrew Erickson, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute, warns that it is China’s informal sea forces that need close watching.

At an event hosted by the Jamestown Foundation, Erickson described the three elements of China’s maritime forces: the navy, coast guard, and a maritime militia – or, as he said a friend’s five-year-old son acutely described it: “a regular navy, the police navy, and the sneaky navy.”…. read more