Middle East War… Prelude?

Commentary & Analysis


L. A. Marzulli

This is old news as it happened yesterday. In fact, I put the lead story on the BLOG with a link, but didn’t comment on the events that may push the region into an all out war. Of course I’m talking about the Israeli raid on the flotilla that was headed to Gaza to “break the blockade.” There is a video that I would call you attention to that shows an Israeli commando rappelling from a helicopter. He lands on the deck and is grabbed, knocked to the ground and beaten with pipes and clubs. If this is the case, and the video is real, it brings another dynamic into the scene that so far most news agencies have neglected. If your partner in arms is getting beaten to death, you try to save him…. and you use force to do it. However, all across the Moslem world, Israel’s actions were condemned and described as barbaric with no mention of the Israeli commandos being beaten with metal pipes. I want to make this clear. If Israel opened fire, in a unprovoked way that resulted in the death of innocent people, they need to bring to justice those who were responsible, and their actions are unconchable. On the other hand, if the video is any indication of what the commandos were up against, I would suggest withholding judgement until all the facts are in. It would appear that what happened is not so black and white, as first reported and we see now, a day later, that other facts are emerging. Part of what this incident shows us is the deeply seeded hatred for Israel in the Arab/Muslim world. How quickly the Arab/Muslim street comes together to denounce the actions of Israel. (I didn’t see this when 911 happened. If I recall there was dancing in the streets.) There were demonstrations throughout the region and our pal in Iran, I’m-in-a-jihad, called the Israel Commandos, “wild dogs.” This incident may be likened to the killing of Archduke Ferdinand that was the incident that led to WWI. Is this the incident that plunges the region into an all out war? While Turkey, Syria, Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas are engaged in the usual bluster, there so far has been no military action. From my perspective, it would be prudent to watch what Russia does. Russia’s had her hands deep in the Middle East pie, for some time now. It would also be a good time to keep an eye on Katla, the volcano that is showing signs of erupting in Iceland. If it blows and sends an ash cloud over the Middle East, thus grounding the Israeli Air Force, this could be the perfect storm, in that Israel’s enemies, their hatred fanned by the “flotilla incident,” might get bold enough to launch an all out attack in hope of wiping her off the map. These are tenuous times and the winds of war are blowing across the Middle East. In closing todays’ post. It would appear that as long as Israel exists there will be those who will pose an existential threat to her. After 6 decades of trying to bring peace to the region I would postulate that there can be no peace, as the hatred directed toward her is unmitigated, and in fact is part of the Arab/Moslem culture of hate, that is not going to change. When you teach a child that Israeli’s/Jews are the descendants from pigs and apes there not much wiggle room for discussion, reconciliation or acceptance. This incident may have been a set up, in that the so-called peace activists were in fact, engaged in instigating this kind of response  from the commandos. Let’s see what develops in the coming days. In the meantime, keep your eye on the Persian Gulf as Israel has sent one of its nuclear subs to that area.




In Other News:

Tropical Storm Agatha blows a hole in Guatemala City

This is unbelievable as it looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie….



IAEA: Iran has over 2 tons enriched uranium -2 bombs’ worth

This is troubling and shows us that the nuclear time bomb is ticking toward completion.

IAEA: Iran has over 2 tons enriched uranium -2 bombs’ worth


BP Prepares Next Attempt to Stop Oil Leak

42 days and counting….



6.1 magnitude quake in Costa Rica: USGS

hmmmmm – every week there’s another one. I guess it just a coincidence….



US hegemony in Middle East is ending

Talk of a Middle East cold war is inaccurate – Russia and Turkey are simply capitalising on the region’s new power vacuum



Mexican pirates attack Texas fishermen on Falcon Lake, which straddles border



Desert storm: Huge cloud of sand descends on Chinese village


63 thoughts on “Middle East War… Prelude?

  1. Hi Lynn and all Bloggers:

    This whole situation with Israel and the flotilla is just another check off the check list of things to happen in the end times. The whole world will hate Israel no matter what the situation. She will always be the blame and that in itself is a testimony as to how special she is in God’s eyes. Just as people can’t stand Jesus, they can’t stand Israel either…this should be a clue and wake up for the church as the world can’t see anything else but we should be able to discern… These things were spoken of by the prophets and by the apostles and by the Lord himself and we need to continue to pray and keep looking up as our time draws near. God is faithful to his Word and we can know where we are and what is coming by staying in that word and close to Him. On a second note of interest, the picture of the sinkhole in Guatemala is unreal. Lynn you are absolutely right, it does look like something out of a movie. What’s next, read the word and we’ll see. Amen!

  2. I don’t know about you all but while everyone has their eyes on the ground is anybody watching what the left hand is doing? Yet “another last shuttle run” into space…Have you noticed just how many shuttle launches there have been in the last two years? What is going on up there that has the ‘kings of the earth’ working like such ‘busy bees’. A new space weapon? Is the residence of the ‘son of perdition’ under construction? Yet another super computer to control the cattle here below?

    Something smells…and it ain’t the smell of crude from a ‘purposely blown oil platform’…makes it all worth pondering.

    I know one thing, at the rate the powers are going, by the time the Lord does arrive this planet won’t be worth a plug nickle let alone livable for anything above pond scum. And the only people who are in ‘good standing’ that will be left standing…are the ones on their knees.

  3. The whole scenario is so muddied as to who did what first. the only thing I can say is pray that the Lord’s will shall be done here.

    • In my completely unschooled opinion, Israel had to do what she did… and not do what she didn’t. The IDF purposely did not jam transmissions from the flotilla, needing a record of the disproportionately violent reaction they’d get to their paintball-wielding boarding parties. Was it done in international waters to force NATO’s hand to crumple? For all I know, maybe so.
      I do not personally believe this flotilla’s purpose was strictly humanitarian. Israel offered to truck humanitarian supplies overland into Gaza and was ignored, if I’m not mistaken.
      This here, would seem to be a stumbling block.

    • Substitute “cup of trembling” for “stumbling block,” and please ignore my accidentally italicizing 3/4 of the post… my apologies

  4. Here is more detailed info from Joel Rosenberg’s website regarding this event:

    (Washington, D.C., June 1, 2010) — Israel is being bombarded with lies, false and unfair allegations and sheer anti-Semitic assaults. The U.S. is doing precious little to defend its most faithful ally in the Middle East, but this is the precise moment for followers of Jesus Christ to show unconditional love and unwavering support for the Jewish State amidst this brutal onslaught.

    The Israeli Defense Forces had every right to defend themselves and their country from the brutal and premeditated attacks of terrorists and left-wing anti-Israel activists, and it is unconscionable for world leaders to act otherwise.

    Here’s the background of what happened: Israeli is facing a new international crisis after a spasm of violence aboard Turkish-flagged boats filled with some 600 activists from the Middle East and Europe that were heading for Gaza as part of a “Gaza aid flotilla.” French, Danish and Israelis sources said some of the Turkish-backed left-wing activists had connections to terrorist organizations, including al-Qaeda and Hamas. The Israeli government had made it clear in advance that the six boats would not be allowed to enter Gaza directly but would have to bring any humanitarian aid they carried to be bringing through Israeli ports. Israeli commandos ordered the boats to stop, but the flotilla refused. The Israelis then forced the boats to stop and boarded them in part to determine if the activists were trying to smuggle weapons into Gaza. The commandos were then attacked by the activists and the Israelis defended themselves. At least 10 activists were killed and several more were wounded. At least 5 Israeli commandos were wounded, as well.

    “They [the Israeli soldiers] were mobbed, they were clubbed, they were beaten, stabbed, there was even a report of gunfire. And our soldiers had to defend themselves,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “Our policy was and will continue to be that Israel would let humanitarian aid, any kind of goods that are meant for peace, to the civilian population of Gaza….We have no problems with the people of Gaza. We do have a conflict with the terrorist regime of Hamas, supported by Iran. We want to maintain a situation where we prevent weapons and war materials from coming into Gaza, and allowing humanitarian aid to go to the population of Gaza.” [More details on the weblog — http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/%5D

  5. “Israeli commandos ordered the boats to stop, but the flotilla refused.”

    Isn’t that provocation enough for Israel to open fire? Why are people saying that what Israel did was wrong (LA Marzulli? Caroline Glick?)

    Just read an article that “activists” are planning to send another boat full of “humanitarian aid.” Hmmm. . . would that “aid” also include rifles just as this last one did?

    If so, then, Israel, you have the right to say NO and enforce NO!

    • sadly, it’s all how you spin it. The media must want Israel to look bad. How else can you foster hatred against them unless you make them look like murderers.

      I’m not necessarily saying Israel is 100% innocent in all of this. one could cast blame all around, but what’s the point?

      I think that the facts are being distorted. but, that’s really nothing new, is it?

  6. BTW, keep an eye on the news. With this Israel thing and several natural disasters, now is about time for the distraction stories to come out.

    Al & Tipper gore are separating, that’s distraction story # 1.

    • Oh,you made me LAUGH OUT LOUD! Bless your heart,I see YOU are staying on top of ‘their’ fodder,I call all that rigamaro mental graffitti! Blessings….BEWARE of the Lamb

    • Yeah, i guess Britney or Lindsay Lohan wasn’t gonna cut it, so they brought out the big guns

  7. According to some of the links included in yesterdays’ and todays’ posts we find that Turkey is playing the role of “double agent”… by supplying ‘agitprop’ [agitator-propagandists] as well as continuing to supply Israel with weapons/ammo. Ponder on this hypocrisy. Another bit of information is that Israel was supplied with “faulty intelligence” from anonymous source(s); that Israeli elite squads were led astray… and that those squads were only carrying paint balls and pistols! Huh??? Human ‘agitprops’ (i.e. activists) are always considered expendable. They are the patsies. In Stalin’s words they are “useful idiots”. Such are the ways of war.

  8. Greetings!
    Hope all had a nice Memorial Day.
    I don’t know if you give much credence to Lindsey Willaims,many trust and love him,personally I have not really checked him out.I offer this interesting youtube and article to ponder…….BEWARE of the Lamb!

    Interview with Lindsey Williams. Based upon his exclusive sources of information, he provides logical explanation on what has happened and the causes of this catastrophe for which there is no known correction or conclusion.

    This documentary alerts us to the Russian experiment which was conducted, on land at 40,230 feet, of record breaking deep drilling which was then performed by BP in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to a depth of 30,000 below ocean floor. In my estimation such an experiment performed in water with so little knowledge or concerns over possible consequences exhibited supreme ignorance, irresponsibility and hubris. The pressures involved at this depth passing through the earth’s crust and tapping into the earth’s core, are tremendous, as we know from volcanoes. One might expect that existing equipment and pressure valves would be unable to cope with the resulting gusher of this magnitude far beyond comprehension. The oil flow now polluting the Gulf waters will likely ultimately reach other oceans of the world as well as the beaches.

    At least this episode confirms that the earth is ABSOLUTELY NOT RUNNING OUT OF OIL. Nor is it composed of dead dinosaurs. In my 16 years working in the gas industry I could never accept the traditional term,”fossil fuel”. Oil and gas is apparently being generated in the bowels of the earth in never-ending supply.

    A friend of mine introduced me to a book by Dr. Thomas Gold, “The Deep Hot Biosphere” was written some years ago reporting on studies at Argonne Laboratories in Chicago suburbs where her father was also a scientist. Their research confirms and provides credibility to the interview provided in the above website.

    Oil has been determined to replace gold and silver in establishing monetary value and measurement of the world’s wealth.
    No amount of environmental philosophy or political manipulation and regulation such as “Cap and Trade” will ever manage or control Carbon, a basic fundamental of the earth and its composition. What we are seeing are simply superficial man-made ploys designed to restrict and control the wealth and the “people” of the world….(I didn’t include then entire message,you can go view video if interested) 😉

    • “The Obama administration is poised to ban offshore oil drilling on the outer continental shelf until 2012 or beyond. Meanwhile, Russia is making a bold strategic leap to begin drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. While the United States attempts to shift gears to alternative fuels to battle the purported evils of carbon emissions, Russia will erect oil derricks off the Cuban coast.”

      The above snippet is from The Washington Times on Thursday March 18, 2010. I’ve written about this before, but apparently it was off the radar, so-to-speak. You can read the whole article here.


      Your sister in Jesus Christ,

    • Yup. Can’t chapter-and-verse it from memory, but Israel shall be a stumbling block to all nations (feel free to correct me.) And the Obama administration appears to be stumbling right into tacit withdrawal of support for Israel, thereby nullifying the U.S’s referred blessing through God’s covenant with her.

    • Hi Frank:
      Chapter and verse….Zechariah 12:2:Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem.

      The ‘stumbling block’ is more about Jesus being a stumbling block to unbelievers. Hope that helps

      BEWARE of the Lamb!

    • Cup of trembling! Thank you. I get my cups mixed with my blocks all the time. Not the sharpest light on the tree.

    • Oh…forgot…here’s another chapter and verse about ‘stumbling block’,there are several but maybe this is the one you were thinkin’ about?

      Rev 2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.

  9. I know this is not directly related to the Middle East (yet) but Hawk – friend of Steve Quayle – had Greg Evensen on the “Shatter the Darkness” Radio show this last Thursday 5-27-2010. Greg is a retired Kansas State Trooper who is a Christian and has numerous contacts in the Military and Law Enforcement throughout the U.S.

    Greg is getting first hand reports from those in the know about the contingency plans if this Gulf Oil Spill is not stopped. Our government already has drawn up plans and is in the process of preparations to evacuating upwards of 50 MILLION people from the Gulf region because the toxic fumes from this spill, when at a certain level, will kill people by just breathing them. The experts are telling him that this could happen as early as June 15-20, 2010

    In fact if the fumes reach a certain level a lightning strike to ignite them. This is hurricane season.

    I heard of this possibility a few weeks ago and didn’t think much of it.

    The second contingency plan is if this hits the Gulf Stream and starts to make it’s way out of the Gulf of Mexico, it would hit the East coast, not quite as bad however, and they would have to evacuate upwards of 10 MILLION people. And of course long term this could travel to Europe.

    Anyway there is the question of where will they put these people and how will it affect the U.S. – It would bring our country to it’s knees.

    During Katrina our wonderful Government had all sorts of trouble with helping people etc. and Greg says this would be 1,000 times worse on all levels.

    If this indeed does happen, what good would America be in helping Israel? We would have such a monumental tragedy that would render us in need of help like we have never needed in who knows how long.

    The latest reports are that BP still hasn’t found a solution and there is also the speculation that if they do plug the hole, there may be other holes blowing open.

    He brings up the possibility that if this is not judgment from God Almighty, the “powers of darkness” can definitely take advantage of it in relation to bringing “We the People” to our knees.

    Here is the link to the archives –

    05-27-10 – Host Hawk and check it out. Chilling!

  10. Here’s a link to Turkey’s largest daily newspaper, Hurriyet, and it’s in English, so you can keep up with Turkey’s response.


    Another writer, herself a Palestinian living in Austria, makes the very perceptive point that this is retaliation against Turkey for its agreement of last May 17 2010 to accept the transfer 1.200 kg of low-enriched uranium to Turkey in return for nuclear fuel. Turkey and Brazil brokered the deal, which effectively halted the march of Israel toward a nuclear attack on Iran, since Iran can now prove they are transferring the LEU to Turkey. It was as though the prelude and build up to the nuclear attack on Iran war was a balloon that had been suddenly popped by this skillful diplomacy.

    This writer also includes the stunning charge that the Israelis were carrying a “death list” when they boarded the flotilla boats, a hit list:

    “Turkish sources and media revealed a document which shows that a death list had beenprepared in advance by the Israelis, showing names and pictures of people on board of the ships to be murdered, who, according to Israel, were ‘involved in the International humanitarian aid for Gaza.’ According to the Turkish sources, hundreds of Israeli soldiers stormed the blue Turkish ship ‘Marmara’ flotilla and they had copies of the death list. The list included the names of civilians on the fleet who should be killed. The document was apparently recovered after one of the Israeli soldiers lost it during the piracy act.”


    Turkey is reporting the dead at 19. Four hundred of the 600 people on the boat were Turkish citizens. Turkey is now launching a long-term diplomatic war against Israel.

    The boats were in international waters, so there is a lot of debate as to the technical protocols that should be followed in international waters, and about whether this should be considered an act of piracy. The EU is also setting up an independent commision to evaluate the evidence objectively.

  11. Hi Lynn,

    Another great commentary. Thank you for all the links to news stories. They help us put the pieces together. I noticed another person posted that we will probably begin to see distraction news stories. I think that is a pretty astute observation.

    I too believe we should be watching Russia in all of this as well.

    Kevin J.

    • (I don’t know where my original post went…)

      I understand many eyes are on the Middle East and Israel, however there are several other mitigating factors to consider. Mr. Marzulli you addressed a couple in your headlines. It is impossible to understand the AZ/CA conflict as regards ‘illegal aliens’ without understanding what is happening with ALL of Latin America. A snippet from a blog I began watching faithfully while living in Costa Rica…

      “Saturday, May 29, 2010
      Latin America File: Ortega threatens to dissolve National Assembly, rule by decree; FARC stages pre-poll attacks; Chavez goes on expropriation binge” AND “Pictured here: Venezuela’s communist dictator Chavez hosts Comrade Oliver Stone at the Caracas premiere of the Hollywood director’s film “South of the Border,” on May 28, 2010.” (Second article, down)


      Also, after the State of the Union address, Obama sent myriad more troops ‘apparently’ to Afghanistan but many ‘marched’ toward Ukraine and Poland to reinforce a nuclear missle shield there. Now the following: “Tuesday, June 01, 2010
      WW4 File: US troops, Patriot missile battery arrive in Poland, Kremlin perturbed; NATO comsat codes compromised in crash of Polish president’s jet” Same link as above but the first story.

      More…Central America is on ‘fire’ as far as I’m concerned. Having lived there I am still in touch with what’s going on these third world countries –and they are NOT developing countries as the West would like to believe. Volcanoes are erupting and this news is NOT reaching the West. There have been 3, over 6 point something earthquakes in the Pacific (two plates are moving) almost right out front of the condo on the satanic beach (I didn’t know at the time) where I was living. Also tropical storm Agatha has wreaked havoc not only in Guatamala but El Salvador and Honduras were hit hard as well when Volcano Pacaya blew.

      There is so much going on in the Carribean Basin as regards Venezuela, Cuba and other countries as Russia is heavily involved –it would take pages to show it all in here…

      Blessings to all and I ask please for prayers for Central America as its people are under a satanic attack the likes of which they have never ‘seen’ before. Many people live there on less than $400/month and these are the very people whom pick the bananas for your table. Please keep these people in your prayers. Thank you.


      Your sister in Jesus Christ,

  12. can anyone point me to in the direction of some stuff on Kenneth Copeland? I’d heard he was into some heretical teachings.

    a believer I know is going to be subject to some of his teachings soon, and I want to make sure I’m telling them the right thing.

    • Sure..you can go http://www.cephas-library.com/library/index_2.html click ‘apostasy’ and look for a DVD called Signs and Wonders Movement. It shows many of the current High Profile preachers including Copeland I believe. BEWARE of wolves in sheeps clothing! You can also do a “search” on Copeland,there are many websites warning about his type of teachings. Matter of fact you can do a search on any and all current Big Name preachers,but be warned,MOST are preaching another Gospel!

    • thanks. his webstie oddly makes him look OK, but I know he’s been flagged as someone making false prophecies and gospels.

      Taking the diplomatic approach, I told my friend about Copeland possibly being a false teacher, then I was told that the media wants to smear him because he’s a prosperity teacher. I more or less backed off at that point. I know that the prosperity message is not quite Biblical, but i decided not to argue the point.

    • Copeland,Paul Crouch,Duplantis and MANY others are preaching many falsehoods. The Signs and Wonders Movement DVD is an excellent dvd to have on hand to share so others will NOT get caught up in the deception. Many preach they are ‘little gods’ or ‘name it claim it’ bologne. Then there is the Emerging Church movement,Contemplative Prayer,which is nothing more than Hinduism dressed up in christian words and garb! MANY high profile preachers say that when a person is trembling,on the floor writhing or making weird animal sounds that they are really being ‘slain in the spirit’! ALL nonsense. Many say, Copeland just one of many,that he is a little god and that when he reads in the bible where GOD says I AM that I AM,Copeland always replies,YES,I AM TOO!!!! When these preachers preach the ‘little god’ verses they do NOT understand what those verses are REALLY mean. Jesus said over and over again,”Let NO MAN deceieve you”! people rely on such preachers to much instead of reading the word of God for themselves and finding the truth. MOST are essentially bible illiterate. I am including a wonderful FREE Bible study website,it has concordance,lexicons and much much more,Want to find a verse,type in a few words you can remember and bingo,it will take you straight to all the verses! http://www.blueletterbible.org/search.cfm
      Hope I have been helpful…..Each of us needs to support each other as the times we are living in are going to be SO OVERWHELMING that deception is ever ready to infiltrate! Blessings to ALL~~

    • Hi Margaret!
      Bless your heart.So glad to know we ‘blogger family’ stick together to be helpful!Great link!

    • Hi Soulatpeace and Frank

      We all need to be armed I know God is giving us time to be prepared.We have all been lied too one way are the other.I am questioning everything to find myself approved by the lord.

      God Bless

    • To Frank,
      I am giving the website of a minister named Justin Peters, who has cerebral palsy, and has a seminar he gives on the health and wealth movement. He is a great resource on this movement. I sent for the seminar “A Call For Discernment, A Biblical Critique of the Word of Faith Movement” hoping I could share some of the truths in it with some in our church, who are not looking at this movement with discernment. If I remember right I listened to most, if not all, of the seminar on his website before I ordered it several weeks later. So you can get a feel for where he is coming from. I hope it helps.


    • Thanks guys! It’s hard to believe that people will believe ANYTHING without thinking about it first.

      Sadly, I was more naive and used to think if a preacher says it, it must be true. sadly that is not always the case.

      Thanks again guys!

    • Mr. Copeland is a neighbor of mine here in North Texas. He has gone under a tremendous amount of scrutiny in the last couple of years due to the fact that he will not disclose any financial information stemming from a congressional investigation from 2008. You can read more on that here: http://www.religionnewsblog.com/20484/kenneth-copeland-2. This is just one of dozens of stories done on his outlandish and way over the top lifestyle.

      Unlike so many mainstream Christian ministries who WANT public accountability, Mr. Copeland would never think of joining a group like ECFA (Evangelical Council For Financial Accountability). http://www.ecfa.org

      He is another in a VERY long line of shamans that call themselves Christian when in reality the only god they serve is the almighty dollar.

      Below is a sickening sad video of how Copeland and his ilk make the all of Christendom, especially those of us who are evangelicals, look like village idiots.

      This man and those like him are in desperate need of our prayers…not just our disdain.

      In Christ,

      Jeff D

    • I’ve seen this video and it is shameful and deceptive…. the blind leading the blind. L. A.

    • wow, Ive heard of this type of behavior, but never seen it. my audio on my computer doesnt work, so I couldent hear it, but just seeing it was enough. if those folks werent faking it, they were under a strong influence of some spirit, but I dont think its Godly. thats truly eye opening.

  13. Just a note about those earthquakes; there were 15 earthquakes registering 6.0 and greater in the month of May. It isn’t that uncommon to see more than one in a day and not always in the same region. For instance there were two on May 31; a 6.0 in the Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines and another, a 6.4 in the Andaman Islands, India Region. Sometime after noticing an increase in these larger earthquakes, I started a log to keep a record of earthquakes 6.0 or greater. From January 2, 2010 (there were no major earthquakes on the 1st), to May 31, 2010 there were 83 earthquakes of a 6.0 or greater magnitude. What are the averages? We aren’t even half way through the year. To me, at least, these numbers are amazing! My information is from the usgs.gov website.

  14. Turkey(Togarmah) is the last country to align with the Northern Confederation of Russia and the Arabs.
    Long time enemies and rivals of the Russians for centuries. But with them joining in, how long can it be?

  15. First contact

    After days of verbal skirmishes with the flotilla, Israeli warships left the naval base at Haifa at around 9pm on Sunday. The three missile boats first intercepted the vessels at around midnight. Israel Defence Forces (IDF) says it issued clear warnings to the vessels to reroute to Ashdod. Activists on board the ships say the Israeli vessels approached them by surprise in international waters.

    IDF troops
    board Mavi Marmara

    According to a statement by the Free Gaza movement, Israeli troops rappelled on to the Mavi Marmara ship “under darkness of night” at about 4.30 am. They say the soldiers opened fire immediately after touching down on the deck. The IDF later releases a video it says shows naval personnel being attacked as they landed (and before firing) with stun grenades, fire bombs and metal poles.

    Commandos take control

    Israeli commandos quickly took control of the vessels, killing at least 10 activists in the process. The IDF later says that it had been forced to use “riot dispersal means including live fire”. It points to two activists who were found with pistols with empty magazines said to be evidence that they opened fire. At least four soldiers were injured.

    Injured are taken to hospital

    As the seized ships were redirected away from Gaza to Ashdod, dozens of injured were taken to hospital, mostly at Barzilai Medical Centre in Ashkelon. Israel says that the passengers will be deported. Family members and journalists were unable to contact them, with mobile and satellite phones apparently switched off or confiscated.

    International uproar

    After news of the operation became public, Israel faced swift condemnation from most of the international community. The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said he “deplored” the killing of civilians, while Turkey, a rare ally in the Muslim world, demanded an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over the killing of its citizens.

    Questions raised by attack on the aid ship

    Why was the flotilla headed for the Gaza Strip?

    The coalition of activist groups that organised the journey were motivated by anger at what they saw as an unjust blockade on supplies to Gaza. Israel allows about 15,000 tons of aid into Gaza each week, but the UN estimates that about four times as much is needed. The six ships were carrying 10,000 tons of aid, not enough to make a long-term material difference: the broader purpose was to highlight the situation in Gaza and mount pressure on Israel to change its policy.

    Why did Israel storm the ships?

    Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, insisted that the government “did not want to see confrontation”. Israel argues that it is obliged to closely monitor the supplies that go into Gaza to protect its citizens from weapons smuggled in by allies of Hamas, and only boarded after the flotilla refused repeated offers to unload the aid at Ashdod, from where humanitarian supplies could be taken on to Gaza.

    Was Israel acting according to the law when it boarded?

    An attack in international waters is generally deemed a violation of international law, and Israel was condemned by some countries yesterday on that basis. But while Israel acknowledges that it undertook the operation in international waters, it argues that it is entitled to act against potential threats to its security. Israel has pointed to the precedent of the interception of the Francop, an Iranian weapons ship, 100 miles out to sea last year. Its critics will argue that the flotilla did not pose a comparable threat.

    Will Israel face repercussions?

    Strained relations with Turkey will take a severe blow, while harsh words from normally reliable supporters such as the UK and the US may give Jerusalem pause. There will be renewed pressure to relax the blockade that the operation was designed to defend

  16. Here is something written by a Jew in 1947.

    “Political Zionism” is an agency of Big Business.
    It is being used by “Jewish and Christian financiers” in this country the US and Great Britain, to make Jews believe that Palestine will be ruled by a descendant of King David who will ultimately rule the world.

    “It will lead to war between “Arabs and Jews” and eventually to war between “Muslims and non-Muslims”.
    That will be the turning point of history.”
    (Henry H. Klein, “A Jew Warns Jews” 1947)

    In the light of current events, and not forgetting past conflicts in the middle east, one would have to agree with this statement of Henry Klein. He obviously had insight into the new Face of “modern evangelicalism” and it’s Babylonian control!

    John B

    • “He obviously had insight into the new Face of “modern evangelicalism” and it’s Babylonian control!”

      And what is that supposed to mean exactly?

    • As for now,I think that it is understood that the Jews await a Messiah which according to the “Apostolic Christian Gospel” Has already come. (False Hope) as Klein points out. yet many within the denominational net-works are putting forth the very same message Ex: J Haggai and co…
      Messiah as “suffering savior” was prophesied to come to the Jews to save Lost sheep of Israel Only Once. prophecy fulfilled!!!

      It is a common trend within “ecumenical Babylon” that Peace is coming to the world.
      Most false religion advocate a coming messiah! Muslims believe that, it is the Catholic message via Mary. UFO messages even!

      I like the saying of our friend ‘SoulatPeace’ “Beware of the Lamb” He is not coming to save anyone, He is coming in the “Wrath Of The Lamb”

      John B

    • Hmmm, I hear your point, but it doesn’t sit too well with me. We are saved by our faith in Jesus Christ. The way you state it hear makes him sound like Rambo Jesus. Yes, there is a wrath and a judgement by the lamb, but God desires mercy not wrath. Ezekiel 18:32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!

      My take on the Jewish Messiah? There is no scriptural timeline of how and when the Messiah would present himself. It is my contention that Jesus’ second coming will fullfill all of the qualifications of the Jewish Messiah and that they will FINALLY recognize Jesus was their Messiah all along. There is no qualifiers that you must believe in Jesus from the very beginning to be saved either. The man crucified next to Jesus recieved salvation in the last hours of his life. That said, Satan will make it difficult to resist his delusion if we are not already faithful followers of Jesus. Satan will provide a “messiah” like individual to save us from earthly calamity and many will fall for this trap.

  17. Hi All,
    Happy Memorial Day a day late and thank you to all on this blog who have either served or have a family member who has served or is currently serving in the military. God bless you!

    This is off-topic but I just got back from being away on the weekend and in checking my email came across this that I thought you might be interested in. Maybe some of you have seen it already. If you don’t have one, I would suggest you purchase a printer that has copy capability and forget about Kinko’s.

    WARNING: This Commonly Used Office Equipment is a Surprising Cause of Identity Theft


  18. (NECN: Brian Burnell, Enfield, Conn.) – A federal judge in Connecticut says two high schools cannot hold their graduation ceremonies at a mega church because of the constitutional separation of church and state. But, that is not the end of the argument…
    The American Civil Liberties Union objected and the judge sided with them even though the church agreed to cover almost all of the religious symbols for the ceremonies. The attorney handling the case for the schools say he will appeal to the second circuit. He says the judge ignored two recent cases in which federal courts said, essentially, a church is just like anyplace else as long as no preaching is going on. Everyone we talked with agreed.


  19. It’s amazing to me to see how both the U.S. and the EU are re-positioning themselves to an anti-Israel stance. What the U.S. under Obama, the EU, and the radical Islamic world all fail to realize, is that they will never defeat Israel with YHWH on their side. God is simply waiting for Israel to call upon Him, and once they do, look out world! The world will have to explain their actions before the King of kings Himself! And from there, He will separate the “sheep” from the “goats.”

  20. Brother Lynn,

    It does appear that the current crisis in Israel is a good way to suck the world’s attention away from what the “Powers that be” are planning next. We can conspire with theories until the Lord comes back (and no doubt will) for the later it gets, the harder it seems to tell Truth from fiction. By that I mean there is SO much Intel coming out it is hard to disseminate what is real information from misinformation against the disinformation.

    This is a great BLOG to keep up with all current events both physical and supernatural to the downright surreal. We all know there is a more than obvious uptick in world wide earthquakes along with their intensity level rapidly increasing.

    Have you noticed how all the talk is about war and rumors of war right now in the secular news? On the other end of the spectrum we still have Hollywood movies; network, cable and satellite T.V. continue to bombard viewers with occult programming that run the gamut from the old fashioned ghost hauntings to the new fad…”Torture porn”.

    There is a fever pitch right now as we all scramble to see what is going to happen next. At this BLOG, we are blessed to have each other as the Body of Christ to exhort and inform one another to the obvious birth pangs that are all around us. Sadly, many if not most of our loved ones don’t want to hear it as they would really rather not be confronted with the Truth.

    The Truth is a hard paradigm to accept. It is a Johnny-head-twister that they just aren’t ready for. This is why it is so vitally important that we continue to put the message on Dr. Lynn’s BLOG, Face Book pages and any place else where we know he is gaining traction with this very unpopular message of a very bigoted God Who is going to send His very intolerant Son back to earth soon to collect those that are His and bring them to Heaven to have one Holy Wedding and Feast.

    Yes, I said “Bigoted” and “Intolerant”. If that shocks you, please just take a few minutes to think about if you have never cogitated on the fact that our Lord was the most intolerant person who ever walked this earth. It was He Who said, “I am the way, the Truth and the Life. NO MAN CAN COME TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME” in John 14:6. That is pretty intolerant of those who like Carlton Pearson who left the Doctrine of Hell behind and swallowed the lie of the “Gospel of Inclusion”. Sorry, but there is no inclusion spoken of in God’s Holy Word. As He says in Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” THAT my friends is narrow minded is it not?

    Sadly, Carlton Pearson is only fulfilling God’s Word through the Apostle Paul when he said in 2 Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”

    The great falling away is just beginning IMHO. It does seem with all the news of war and rumors of war we are having our eyes taken off what is still happening all around us which is the great eternal struggle of the cosmos for the human soul by the works of iniquity that are still being done albeit rather quietly all of a sudden.

    Perhaps the real “Big Bang” is right around the corner that will blow open the portal for the supernatural armies of darkness to begin their hell-on-earth “Black Awakening”. It just seems things are accelerating so fast and so much that it is harder and harder to keep up with it all.

    Perhaps that is all part of Satan’s plan anyway. If he can keep us so busy trying to focus on what is going to happen next in the field of Biblical prophecy, he might be able to get a foot hold in the door while all along we left the windows wide open. The Good News is that God is still on the Throne and nothing happens outside of HIS timetable. However, the question remains…is it time?

    We shall soon see.

    In Christ,

    Jeff D

    • I first saw Carlton Pearson on , I think some show like 20/20 a few years back. I was appalled at how mislead a pastor could get, and then preach it and evidently have some people to belive it! He must have the devil sitting on his shoulder whispering to him. also, posted above were references to the health and wealth preacher, I used to watch some of them years ago, they can take scripture and twist it like no on, they can get people confused enough that it takes a lot of personal prayer and ( time away from their money grubbing hands on t.v. ) to get your mind straight.

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