Washington Examiner: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Friday that U.S. global counter-terrorism operations are set to expand and become more aggressive following a meeting with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis about troop deaths in Niger.
That will include more operations in Africa where four soldiers were killed this month after being ambushed by Islamic State-aligned fighters and a loosening of the military’s rules of engagement to allow the killing of those considered part of a terrorist group, even if they do not present an immediate threat to the U.S., Graham said after emerging from his Senate office with Mattis…… read more
Opinion by Bible Prophecy Tracker: October 4, 2017 headline: “4 US Troops Killed in Niger” left a lot of questions …
Where is Niger? Why are US troops there? How is it that US forces could be overwhelmed? Is Niger the next Bengazi? What is the US going to do about it?
Aside from the political noise surrounding a phone call made by President Trump to the widow of US Army Sgt. La David Johnson (second from left), Niger is next door to Mali and Mali was a topic of several posts we did in 2013 regarding the spread of al Qaeda forces in North Africa…. read more
WND, Jan 23, 2013: “Recent attacks by Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb in northern Mali may well represent an overall strategy by al-Qaida central – headed by Ayman al-Zawahiri – to build a stage in northern Africa to launch attacks into Western Europe.”
On October 4, 2017 out post “Turkey Opens Its Largest Military Base In Somalia” exposed the Turkish influence on the Gog Magog nations of Cush (Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia) and Put (Libya). It is no longer a mystery as to why these nations join in the invasion with Russia, Iran and Turkey.
Niger, like most of North Africa, is over 90% Muslim, and it could be that Ezekiel’s prophecy “and the many people with you” (Ez. 38:9) could mean additional North African nations in Gog Magog.
Front Page Mag provides the answer as to why US troops were overwhelmed:
“It wasn’t President Trump who deployed our soldiers to Niger. That was Obama’s doing. American soldiers in Iraq and Syria were put in the same strange situation of being deployed in a war zone without a combat mission.
Except to defend themselves.
Or as Obama put it, “The recently deployed forces have deployed with weapons for the purpose of providing their own force protection and security.”
Lindsey Graham:“The war is headed to Africa. It’s beginning to morph. As we suppress the enemy in the Mideast, they are going to move. They are not going to quit,” he said.
The Senator is correct. No matter how many terror groups are defeated, the ideology of hatred that Ishmael and Esau have for Jacob (Gen. 35:10) will not end until the King of Kings returns (Isa. 63:1-3; Rev. 19:13-15).
The FBI is discounting ISIS’ claim that the Las Vegas attack was jihad. But is the FBI really trustworthy?
The Islamic State says Steven Paddock converted six months ago. He filmed himself killing; jihadis do that and post it online. The attack was meticulously planned, as jihad attacks are, and Paddock likely had an accomplice. Paddock made numerous trips to the Middle East. Over 200 of his foreign financial transactions were flagged for possible “covert terrorism financing.”
Contrary to the ignorant, misinformed and delusional talking heads in the media, ISIS does not take responsibility for events that are not theirs. This has led even the New York Times’ terrorism expert to give credence to ISIS’ claims. The Philippines attack at Resorts World Casino was theirs. And there again, ISIS’ initial claims of responsibility were dismissed.
The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that “the FBI investigated the Orlando mass shooter for 10 months — and found nothing.”… read more
Four states make announcement Monday; S. Arabia cites support of Iranian militia and use of media; Egypt: [Qatar’s support of terror] threatens Arab national security and sows the seeds of strife and division within Arab societies according to a deliberate plan aimed at the unity and interests of the Arab nation.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have officially severed ties with Qatar over its ongoing support of terrorism.
The announcement was made on Monday morning, all four states officially cutting ties with Qatar in a coordinated move against terrorism. Each state made televised announcements to its people, citing reasons for the move.
All Gulf States gave Qatari residents in their countries two weeks to leave, announcing the closure of transport ties with Qatar…. read more
by Bill Wilson
There is an ilk of people in the US who want to see the nation turned into a communist state and they are doing everything they can to foment a revolution. They are pawns of the globalist Marxist system, yet many haven’t a clue of how they are being used. They angrily oppose all things good, defy common sense, and accuse anyone who doesn’t agree with their warped viewpoints of the very evil that motivates their hearts. Case in point: In the wake of the most recent Islamic terror attack in London, President Donald Trump said America needs to ban the entry of people into the US who are from countries that sponsor terrorism in order to “help keep our country safe.” Common sense, right? Not so fast.
The communist left came out of the woodwork calling Trump racist, an embarrassment to the office of the President, and a piece of [explicative for excrement]. Meantime, Kathy Griffin, the radical leftist representative of the Democratic Party’s entertainment wing, held a news conference about her stunt of beheading the President. She played the victim by claiming that Trump “broke her” and that she is now being bullied by the Trump family for her actions. She also said she thought that Barron Trump, the President’s minor child, is fair game for criticism and ridicule. Yet, radical leftist Bill Maher on HBO makes a racial slur to a US Senator and gets a free pass after blaming his comment on a lack of sleep.
So we have a President who says we need to put the security of our nation’s citizens first by putting a travel ban in place for people coming from terrorist-sponsoring nations and the radical left calls him racist and worse. We also have a comedian who carries the banner for the entertainment industry’s support of the Democratic Party symbolically beheading the President and then claiming she was driven to it by the President’s actions. And the news media thinks these things are viable points in the national conversation—in fact, reporters at CNN, MSNBC, CBS and so on—fanned the flames of this unreasonable hysteria by making derogatory comments about the President. So much for unbiased journalism.
The fevered pitch of this crazed mania has become so uncontrolled it even prompted Russian President Vladimir Putin to question the nonsense in a Sunday interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, another vocal anti-Trump “journalist.” Putin was very pointed: “You created a sensation out of nothing. And out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current president…have you all lost your senses over there?” 1 John 2:11 says, “He that hates his brother is in darkness and knows not where he goes because that darkness has blinded his eyes.” These people are so driven by hate that they have lost all common sense and decency. It is a pitiful state of existence. As Jesus said, we should pray for our enemies. These people are truly lost and certainly need prayer, repentance, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 24:12 AMPC And the love of the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity,
Lately Twitter just can’t seem to get anything right.
While Jack Dorsey’s social network has been frequently in the news for cracking down on outspoken members of the “alt-right”, or those accused of harrassment such as Martin Shkreli most recently, it has also been accused of taking a soft hand on those who post real threats, such as terrorist who use the social network to coordinate attacks.
A 2014 article in The Atlantic titled “How ISIS Games Twitter” described how “extremists of all stripes are increasingly using social media to recruit, radicalize and raise funds.” … [read more]
lhwm notes: They should also go after the people who support ISIS that are in our government and White House. Twitter is just the carrier not the provider!
Two court cases and a terror plot tip-off highlight that terrorism is still a threat to the United States.
An Ohio man found guilty of a terrorist plot to attack the US Capitol building screamed “Allah is in control, not this judge!” as he was led from the courtroom after being sentenced. Christopher Lee Cornell, of Cincinnati was sentenced to 30 years in prison and lifetime probation following his release. He pleaded guilty to charges brought against him for his intentions to attack the Capitol during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address.
The would-be jihadist was arrested in January 2015. The authorities found two semi-automatic rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition in preparation for the assault.
A Detroit man who amassed a weapons arsenal and discussed violent plans with an undercover FBI agent has now been charged with receipt of explosive materials with intent to harm. Previously, he had been charged with possession of illegal weaponry. He was also a vocal Islamic State supporter…[Read More]
Canada Free Press: “This weekend’s featured chaos makes words from Hillary Clinton’s November 2015 speech at the Council on Foreign Relations particularly distressing.
In that speech, Clinton said, in part:
The bottom line is that we are in a contest of ideas against an ideology of hate, and we have to win. Let’s be clear, though, Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people, and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.
The big question: Should a candidate for the US presidency so out of touch with reality be even considered for the enormous powers vested in the presidency.”….. [read more]
Opinion by Bible Prophecy Tracker: Willful blindness. Take a look at the first reaction to this weekend’s terror attacks from top officials:
Keep in mind that all four quotes come from the same party when deciding whom to vote for on November 8.
***** the links were added by lhwm
We found this article: 10 Steps on How to “Radicalize” a Muslim? They Simply Follow Muhammad’s Teachings
Something has been building within for the German people. With their declaration that all citizens should prepare by storing up food and water for an extended period, and the attempt to allow internal military policing, it is clear that the nation – outwardly welcoming refugees – is deeply concerned about the social unrest it has been causing.
Fear and unease have accompanied panic, as self-defense tools have been flying off the shelves, and natives have become increasingly vigilant against the violent and unfriendly element among the refugees. Everyone is watching for the next terror attack, as blowback continues to rule the day.
As The Daily Sheeple’s Joshua Krause explains that The Germans Are Clearly Preparing for a War on Their Own Soil
There have been several alarming developments in Germany over the past few weeks. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the German government has told its citizens to begin stockpiling food and water. And not long after announcing that, the government suggested that they may bring back the draft, which was abolished in 2011 after it was deemed to be archaic and unnecessary….. [read more]