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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Alternative "Days" - Chuck MIssler

London Calling Legions Arise

Joseph Herrin (08-14-2012)

Warning: This blog post contains dark material from Satan’s kingdom. It will be disturbing to some readers. (It is disturbing to me.) We live in a very evil hour, and things are swiftly growing darker. This information is not presented to titillate, nor for entertainment. It is to reveal the lateness of the hour that the saints of God might walk wisely and put away the vain pursuits of their lives lest they be unprepared and swept away in the coming storm.

This post ends my commentary on the XXX Olympiad, the 2012 London Olympics. The closing ceremony was held on August 12th. If you missed the previous posts on the London (Babylon as Zion) Olympics, you can find the posts here:


The Olympics have from their inception in ancient Greece been devoted to Satan in his guise as Zeus/Jupiter. It is therefore inevitable that any commentary on these events will be dark and disturbing to those who are children of the light and lovers of all that is pure, holy, and righteous. I would caution any saint from making the study of Satan’s kingdom their pursuit, for spending too much time focused upon darkness is oppressive and has led some individuals into deception and a quenching of that spiritual life within them.

At the same time, the Scriptures themselves tell us much about Satan’s kingdom, and his evil plans and the darkness of his spirit. As I reflect upon those things I will be sharing in this particular post, the following words from the book of Revelation come to mind.

Revelation 12:10-12
"Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night... For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time."

The time is indeed short. Satan’s wrath is about to be loosed upon the earth, particularly upon the saints of God. It is an hour when the sons of God will need to manifest faith in their God. Sadly, multitudes have been so focused upon worldly pursuit, and have been captivated by false doctrines of comfort and prosperity, that they are quite fleshly. Satan is able to easily deceive, frighten, and oppress these spiritual infants who should have attained to a greater state of maturity that they might stand in readiness for this evil hour.

Throughout the entire London Olympics Satan has been boasting of those things he is about to do. He has found many evil men and women to join with him in seeking to establish a New World Order which is not new at all. The order of Satan was observed as far back as ancient Babel, the first city of Nimrod, and the beginning of Satan’s earthly kingdom. There has always been gross darkness associated with Babylon. It typifies all that is offensive to Yahweh, the God of creation.

Revelation 18:2-3
And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality."

These words aptly describe the city of London today. She is soon to become even more foul as the Olympic ceremonies served as occult rites to summon forth evil spirits and foul legions from the underworld. From the ringing of the bells to commence the XXX Olympiad, the construction and inauguration of The Shard just prior to its opening, people issuing forth from under the roots of the tree atop Glastonbury Tor during the “dark satanic mills” portion of the opening ceremony (whose music was arranged by the group Underworld), to the very close of the games, there has been an emphasis upon summoning forth the legions of darkness. The parallel release of The Dark Knight Rises movie with its similar theme of underground legions who arise to strike terror into those dwelling above ground further reveals the message being set forth by Satan.

It is not unusual to find major corporations echoing the same message, for the powers that are at work to bring forth the New World Order control the majority of multi-national corporations in this world. Just prior to the Olympics British Airways released the following advertisement.

British Airways Advert Link:

The song being played during this commercial is London Calling by the British group The Clash. Following are the complete lyrics to this song with the words contained in the commercial underlined.

London Calling

London calling to the faraway towns
Now that war is declared and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls
London calling, now don't look to us
Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust
London calling, see we ain't got no swing
Except for the ring of the truncheon thing
The ice age is coming, the sun's of an end
Meltdown expected the wheat is growing thin
Engines stop running but I have no fear
Cos London is drownin' and I live by the river
London calling to the imitation zone
Forget it brother, you can got it alone
London calling to the zombies of death
Quit holding now and draw another breath
London calling and I don't wanna shout
But while we were talking I saw you runnin' out
London calling, see we ain't got no highs
Except for that one with the yellowy eyes
The ice age is coming, the sun's of an end
Engines stop running the wheat is growing thin
A nuclear error but I have no fear
Cos London is drowning and I live by the river
Now get this
London calling, yes I was there too
An' you know what they said - well some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial
An' after all this, won't you give me a smile?
London calling...
I never felt so much a' like a like a like a...

Let none suppose that this specific song was chosen on a lark by some advertising executive. It was chosen with great intent due to the message it proclaims. As one observes the images in the commercial and how they coincide with specific lyrics, it is plain that great thought has gone into this media piece.

At one point you can see the British Airways jet passing in front of a statue of a chariot in which stands a rider holding a spear. At that very moment the words “war is declared” are being sung. The statue is a famous London landmark of Queen Boudica.

Queen Boudica

Wikipedia provides the following information.

Boudica (d. AD 60 or 61) was queen of the British Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire.

Boudica's husband Prasutagus, ruler of the Iceni tribe who had ruled as a nominally independent ally of Rome, left his kingdom jointly to his daughters and the Roman Emperor in his will. However, when he died, his will was ignored — the kingdom was annexed as if conquered, Boudica was flogged, her daughters were raped, and Roman financiers called in their loans.
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudica]

Note in particular the role of Rome’s bankers in this matter. We stand at an hour in history when once more the financiers will use policy to establish global governance. It will also be a time of rape, warfare, and great slaughter. Satan will stir up every power of the underworld to bring forth chaos upon this earth.

British Airways - The Shard - London Calling to the Underworld

With great purposefulness we find that in this commercial the words “London calling to the underworld” are sung just as The Shard comes in view. The Shard, now the tallest building in Western Europe, bears a close association to calling forth evil and malignant forces. Following is an excerpt from Babylon Rising - Part Six:

To understand what The Shard represents, one can look to one of the chief instruments Satan has used in this past generation to introduce mankind to the worship of Satan. It is the boardgame called Dungeons and Dragons. An entire industry has arisen alongside this gaming industry which includes numerous books that describe the worlds found in Dungeons and Dragons. R.A. Salvatore has sold over 15 million books, many of which are related to this fantasy role playing game. Among these books are the novels The Crystal Shard, Passage to Dawn, The Silent Blade, and Servant of the Shard. All of these novels take as a central element a relic called Crenshinibon, also known as “The Shard.” A wikipedia entry on this item includes the following information.

Crenshinibon is an evil, sentient artifact in the Forgotten Realms setting based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game....

Crenshinibon is a vile relic of immense power, a crystal shard that draws its magical energy from the light of the sun. Crenshinibon is a sentient artifact, and it possesses a never-ending hunger for power and glory at whatever cost; therefore, Crenshinibon is not a reasoning being. It always desires a powerful wielder, usually a corruptible magic-user of some sort, and greatly enhances that wielder’s powers. The Crystal Shard also insidiously manipulates its wielder and would readily abandon him or her for someone more capable of furthering its goals of ultimate conquest. The relic can lure in thousands of evil-intentioned beings with its magical call, creating a grand army for its wielder and so-called master.
[End Excerpt]

The creator of this British Airways commercial understood very well the relationship between The Shard and the words “London is calling to the underworld.”

Immediately after this, the words “Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls” is sung as the legs of a young woman are seen who has evidently just gotten out of the shower. This serves as an invitation to engage in sexual wantonness and deviant behavior. The words “Come out of the cupboard” are equivalent to the American saying “Come out of the closet.”

Whether this is in reference to homosexuality, transgender deviancy, pedophilia, adultery or fornication, Satan is able to keep the world mollified by setting their focus upon sex, sex and more sex. Remember, this has been the XXX Olympiad. A story released a few days ago stated that the London Olympics Organizing Committee ordered 150,000 condoms to be distributed free to the 10,000 athletes staying in the Olympic Village for two weeks. This is an increase of 50,000 from the Beijing Olympics. Reports abound that the atmosphere of the Olympic village is that of one endless orgy.

Galatians 5:19-21
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (NIV)

The acts of the sinful nature have been present in abundance during the Olympic games in London. Satan’s kingdom stands in stark contrast to the kingdom of God. There is a breakdown of all moral restraint as people increasingly give themselves over to sensuality, living as beasts on a purely physical plane. This song by The Clash contains mention after mention of the demise of society as it descends into chaos.

It is significant that the tail of the plane is in view as a church and an open market come into focus. The tail symbolizes “the end.” The open market includes a produce stand. The words “have bitten the dust” end this segment. What seems to be indicated is that the church is at an end, free and open markets will be crushed, and food will be hard to find. This will be due both to worldwide famine, as well as strict government control of the sale of all foodstuffs. In a portion of the lyrics toLondon Calling that did not make it into the commercial, there is a line about “the wheat growing thin.” This is an obvious reference to famine.

Why would British Airways use such a disturbing, apocalyptic song in its advertisement for the Olympics? Certainly if one wanted to extol the virtues of London they could hardly have picked a worse song. There is nothing positive, inviting, or attractive described in the lyrics. The BBC website has this to say about the song being selected by British Airways.

London Calling is a post-apocalyptic radio message to the survivors, a concept familiar to anyone who's seen a zombie movie or any of the 1970s' abundant disaster fiction. There's even, at the end, guitar feedback sending a signal in Morse code - naturally, "SOS..."

"London Calling is a classic example of a song that has become so familiar that its original meaning has been lost," says Gray. "It's instantly recognisable and superficially the perfect invitation to the capital and the world's premiere sporting event, but it's actually about the end of the world, at least as we know it."
[Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14324385]

The words “London Calling” are a reference to the British Broadcasting Corporation’s tag line during World War II when they were broadcasting into occupied territory. What is being prophetically indicated is that the earth is about to descend into worldwide bloodshed, chaos and war once again. Remember, the great military presence in London during the games. There were even warships anchored in the Thames River and rocket launchers installed among the city’s high rise apartments. War is surely coming, and not a small local war. It will be a war of worldwide impact.

During the closing ceremonies there was much use made of newsprint. It covered everything, floors, walls, vehicles. The newsprint contained various messages, such as the following:

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

A brave new world

Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Look Back in Anger

British Singer George Michael Standing Amid the Headlines

Over and over, the emphasis was upon death and dying. Notice in the picture above the words “tired of life” just below the singer’s feet. The death imagery was quite often very open. Look more closely at the belt buckle worn by George Michael, and take note of the fact that he was dressed in black, the color of death.

Death Head Buckle

Then there was the strange fixation upon dead musicians such as Freddie Mercury and John Lennon. In an echo of the eerie baby head featured in the opening ceremony, there was a large fragmented head that came together to form an image of the deceased John Lennon.

Again we see this overlaid atop newspaper print, and the mind associates this with the obituary section.

One of the most disturbing images from the closing ceremony was of a ship of death manned by black clad figures who appeared evil and ghoulish.

The Olympic committee promised that the closing ceremony would be a big, festive, celebration. Yet it appears that the party was celebrating death, rather than life.

Olympic Zombies

It is at times difficult to perceive the clear message that Satan is presenting in forums such as the Olympics. The reason for this is that the masses are presented all things in symbolic speech lest they be offended or frightened. To understand Satan’s message more plainly one can look to those groups that are indoctrinated into the darkness and have embraced it. Such ones are not offended by the overt worship of Satan as god, nor are they disturbed by the emphasis on death and destruction.

One place that people can find the words of Satan being proclaimed very clearly in this hour is in Satanic heavy metal bands. One such band is called Arch Enemy. The band name is a reference to Satan the “Arch” angel, the Enemy of God and mankind. The lead singer is a woman whose name is Angela. (Note the “Angel” in her name, a reference to a certain fallen angel.) In 2011, this group put out an album titled Khaos Legions. The Legions are a reference to the demonic hordes under the rule of Lucifer.

Mark 5:6-9
Seeing Yahshua from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him; and shouting with a loud voice, he said, "What business do we have with each other, Yahshua, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!" For He had been saying to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!" And He was asking him, "What is your name?" And he said to Him, "My name is Legion; for we are many."

Lest some should think that a group like Arch Enemy is obscure, they need only look to how many views there are on YouTube for their posted songs. The videos have been viewed by millions. They are clearly demonic. The lead singer, though female, sounds like a demon possessed male as she screeches out the lyrics of the songs. As one reads the lyrics it is apparent that they are spoken by Satan, and his legions. If you want to know plainly what Satan is speaking at this hour, the same message that is cryptically set forth at the Olympics, read the following lyrics from the following songs that appear on the Khaos Legions album.

Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions Album

Note the rings in this image above. The smaller rings are reminiscent of the Olympic rings. The large ring in the center is reminiscent of The London Eye whose image was included in the closing ceremony. It is perhaps not coincidental that the people on the cover are wearing gas masks, and it was reported that the shooter in Aurora at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises also was wearing a gas mask. Also note the combat gear, flak jacket, etc., which the shooter also was reported to be wearing. This gives one an indication of the type of chaos that is coming.

Song One
Khaos Overture

From the ashes of a corrupt undying world
They raise like a phoenix
A godless entity
They are the Khaos Legions
[End of Song]

Now consider the image at the end of the closing ceremony as the Olympic cauldron was being extinguished. Arising from the flames was the image of a phoenix.

Phoenix Rising

Remember that this entire Olympics contained rituals and images relating to calling forth evil spirits. This included a special bell fashioned for these events that was inscribed with the words of Caliban, the spawn of the devil, from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. This bell was rung at the open and close of the games. Bells are used in occult rituals to enhance communication between the human realm and the spirit realm. All of England was invited to join in the bell ringing at 8:12 A.M. at the start of the Olympics and I believe the summons was answered on August 12 (8/12) at the close of the Olympics. Read again the lyrics to this song:

From the ashes of a corrupt undying world
They raise like a phoenix
A godless entity
They are the Khaos Legions

It is hard to discern the darkness of this evil group and its music by reading the lyrics alone. I am including a link to a YouTube video with the next song from this album. I warn the reader that the video is spiritually dark and may be disturbing to some. The lyrics are written as if they are being spoken by Satan and his demonic hordes.

Song Two
Yesterday Is Dead And Gone

The fire's inside us tonight
These bridges will burn so bright
Tomorrow bears our name
No more power games

Reaching for the light beyond
We will rise through the dark again (Reference to The Dark Knight Rises)
Ready to fight for what we believe to be right
Yesterday is dead and gone

Rattling the chains - shaking the cage
Heed our war cry
Let there be no doubt - we want out
This is reckoning day

We are standing in the flames
Reaching for the sky
Fight to the end
Yesterday is dead and gone

Under a blood red sky
Our voice will be heard in a world

Where compassion is lost (See Matthew 24:12)
You try to control us
This is so absurd
Freedom will be won at any cost

Yesterday is dead and gone
[End of Song]

Did you note the words “Freedom will be won at any cost”? The word Freedom was displayed in huge letters across the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies.

People of God, this is not a declaration of freedom for liberty loving mankind. It is a declaration of demonic liberation. The Khaos Legions are coming forth and the result will be repression for Christians and all who stand for morality and righteousness. The freedom being declared is the demonic kind. It is unrestrained immorality. It is violence and decadence in the extreme. This is the freedom born out of rebellion towards Yahweh and the kingdom of His Son. This becomes very evident in the third song from this album.

Song Three
Bloodstained Cross

Gripping the strength of belief
Old tales and lies you trust (Mocking the gospel message)
In the end there is no relief
A final breath you're breathing dust (speaking of Christ’s final breath on the cross)

Get up off your praying knees (a message to Christians)
The door is about to slam shut
Armageddon, drawing near (Song “Armagideon Time” is flipside of London Calling)
As darkness engulfs your soul

All the prayers in this world
Won’t help you now

You deceived, they believed
In your bloodstained cross (An accusation against the Son of God)
You deceived, they believed
In your bloodstained cross

A perverted truth your reality
Forced your beliefs on the weak
Power twisted by years of abuse
The strong shall inherit the meek

Get up off your praying knees
The door is about to slam shut
Armageddon, drawing near
As darkness engulfs your soul

All the prayers in this world
Won’t help you now

You deceived, they believed
In your bloodstained cross
You deceived, they believed
In your bloodstained cross

You deceived, they believed
In your bloodstained cross
You deceived, they believed
In your bloodstained cross

All the prayers in this world
Won't help you now
[End of Song]

These are the words of the legions that have been summoned forth. Their hatred toward Yahweh, and defiant spirit is revealed in the fourth song from the album.

Song Four
Under Black Flags We March

Your hate is our trigger
Revolution now
The more we have to suffer
The more we will fight

With our fists up in the air!

Legions marching ready to fire
These streets will burn - let the black flag rise
Legions marching ready to fire
Empires of corruption - crash and fall

Under black flags we march...

The voice of rebellion calls your name
Servants of the truth are standing tall

With our fists up in the air!

Legions marching ready to fire
These streets will burn - let the black flag rise
Legions marching ready to fire
Empires of corruption - crash and fall

Legions marching ready to fire
These streets will burn - let the black flag rise
Legions marching ready to fire
Empires of corruption - crash and...
[End of Song]

People of God, this is not only the message plainly declared on this album, it is the message that was set forth at the Olympics in its various ceremonies. The streets will burn. Remember the molten metal flowing in the streets in the opening ceremony to form the Olympic ring? Remember the images of the dark satanic mills and the smell of sulphur pumped into the stadium? Remember the many images of death among children and adults? Satan is declaring that mankind’s worst nightmare is coming even as the children in the opening ceremony were oppressed by evil images in their dreams.

Following are the words to the fifth song from the Khaos Legions album.

Song Five
No Gods, No Masters

Here I am, back to the wall,
I picked the fight against the time,
Free at last I go my own way,
I will resist them, till the day I die,
I am who I am; my time has come. (Note that “I am who I am” is mimicking what Yahweh said of Himself to Moses.)

I am who I am, take it or leave it, (Satan declares himself god of this world)
A rebel at heart,
No gods, no masters,
My time has come.

There is no second place,
No perfect world,
Your head is whole,
Freedom in your heart,
Be strong; take this chance,
Make your way; a better future comes.
I am who I am; my time has come.

I am who I am, take it or leave it,
A rebel at heart,
No gods, no masters,
My time has come.
No gods, no masters.

What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
Locked and loaded ready to strike,
You stand loud and proud, united as one.

I am who I am, take it or leave it,
A rebel at heart,
No gods, no masters,
My time has come.
[End of song]

I am going to include one last song from this album. It is number 13, which is a number of great significance to Satanists. This song expresses the heart of Satan and the great wrath He has toward God and His people at this hour. Before reading it, let me remind you of the song that was chosen by the Olympic Committee as its main theme. This song titled Survival by the group Muse gives voice to Satan. It speaks of the spirit of vengeance. This song was played every time the athletes entered the Olympic Stadium. Following is a portion of that song.

Muse – Survival Lyrics

Race, life’s a race
And I am gonna win
Yes, I am gonna win

And I’ll light the fuse
And I’ll never lose
And I choose to survive
Whatever it takes
You won’t pull ahead
I’ll keep up the pace
And I’ll reveal my strength
To the whole human race
Yes I am prepared
To stay alive
I won’t forgive, the vengeance is mine
And I won’t give in
Because I choose to thrive
[End Lyrics]

Song thirteen on the Khaos Legions album is titled Vengeance is Mine. Again, these words are spoken in mockery of Yahweh as Satan speaks them in defiance. The Scriptures state:

Romans 12:19
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

Here is Satan’s declaration:

Song Thirteen
Vengeance Is Mine

Of spirit and flesh

Is all you left me with

Your ultimate goal

You will lose control

I will rise up and prove you wrong
I have been waiting in the shadows for too long

The gates are opening - My true self unleashed

Of my mind and soul

Your truth is full of lies

Sweet revenge is mine

You will burn in my hell

I will rise up and prove you wrong
I have been waiting in the shadows for too long

The gates are opening - My true self unleashed

Vengeance is mine!

The gates are opening - My true self unleashed
[Source: http://www.darklyrics.com/lyrics/archenemy/khaoslegions.html]

Satan’s true self was declared to us by the Son of God. It was Yahshua who said:

John 10:10
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy...”

John 8:44
“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

Yes, now the true nature of Satan will be seen. He will come forth with great wrath knowing that his time is short. The ceremony and rites have been held. Satan’s legions have been summoned. Now the world will see what it is they have invited into their homelands.

A rite was carried out after this Olympics that has not been performed before. The Olympic cauldron was constructed of 204 smaller cauldrons. Each one was shaped like the thorn from a rose.

The 204 individual copper “thorns” are being sent home to each of the 204 nations that participated in the Olympics. Thorns are used in Satanic rites to symbolize “vengeance.” Woe to the nations, for they have brought fire into their bosoms. Satan has great wrath, and his time is short. He comes to kill, steal, and destroy.

Let the reader know that the hour is late. Let Yahweh be your refuge. Seek Him while He may be found.

750 Million Bullets Ordered by DHS to Keep You Safe!

The Army Now Has A Perfectly Functioning Eye In The Sky

Both the MOP bomb and the B1 bombers have received modifications recently and now Raytheon's announced they are fielding another well-suited tool for a for a battle in someplace like the Strait of Hormuz.

The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) is an 243 helium filled balloon that Raytheon says is ideal for monitoring, "Swarming boats, anti-ship cruise missiles, and mine laying ships."

If that combination of attacks sounds familiar, it should. Iran's Republican Guard is famous for its swarming speed boat attacks, array of anti-ship missiles, and its proclivity for mining the Strait of Hormuz.

The JLENS system can track these threats for 30 days at a time, from hundred of miles away, and at 10,000 feet above the ground.

Army soldiers have been trained to use the system and it's prepared to be moved into the field and used in unnamed locations.

From Raytheon's website:
Always “see” the threat, instead of having to hope they had a ship or airplane in the vicinity to detect the threat?
Have more time to detect and react to an incoming cruise missile?
Observe key sea-lanes and border regions around the clock, for up to 30 days at a time?
Track hundreds of airborne and surface moving threats, in 360-degrees?
Engage threats, at the maximum range of the defensive weapons currently in the U.S.’ inventory?

Below is a graphic outlining how the JLENS works.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-military-debuts-a-piece-of-hardware-perfect-for-a-fight-in-the-strait-of-hormuz-2012-8#ixzz23cyP0dx7

Libyan fighters join Syrian revolt

(Reuters) - Veteran fighters of last year's civil war in Libya have come to the front-line in Syria, helping to train and organize rebels under conditions far more dire than those in the battle against Muammar Gaddafi, a Libyan-Irish fighter has told Reuters.

Hussam Najjar hails from Dublin, has a Libyan father and Irish mother and goes by the name of Sam. A trained sniper, he was part of the rebel unit that stormed Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli a year ago, led by Mahdi al-Harati, a powerful militia chief from Libya's western mountains.

Harati now leads a unit in Syria, made up mainly of Syrians but also including some foreign fighters, including 20 senior members of his own Libyan rebel unit. He asked Najjar to join him from Dublin a few months ago, Najjar said.

The Libyans aiding the Syrian rebels include specialists in communications, logistics, humanitarian issues and heavy weapons, he said. They operate training bases, teaching fitness and battlefield tactics.

Najjar said he was surprised to find how poorly armed and disorganized the Syrian rebels were, describing Syria's Sunni Muslim majority as far more repressed and downtrodden under Assad than Libyans were under Gaddafi.

"I was shocked. There is nothing you are told that can prepare you for what you see. The state of the Sunni Muslims there - their state of mind, their fate - all of those things have been slowly corroded over time by the regime."

"I nearly cried for them when I saw the weapons. The guns are absolutely useless. We are being sold leftovers from the Iraqi war, leftovers from this and that," he said. "Luckily these are things that we can do for them: we know how to fix weapons, how to maintain them, find problems and fix them."

In the months since he arrived, the rebel arsenal had become "five times more powerful", he said. Fighters had obtained large caliber anti-aircraft guns and sniper rifles.

Disorganization is a serious problem. Unlike the Libyan fighters, who enjoyed the protection of a NATO-imposed no-fly zone and were able to set up full-scale training camps, the rebels in Syria are never out of reach of Assad's air power.

"In Libya, with the no-fly zone, we were able to build up say 1,400 to 1,500 men in one place and have platoons and brigades. Here we have men scattered here, there and everywhere."


Although many rebel units fight under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, their commands are localized and poorly coordinated, Najjar said.

"One of the biggest factors delaying the revolution is the lack of unity among the rebels," he said. "Unfortunately, it is only when their back is up against the wall that they start to realize they should (unite)."

Syria's uprising has evolved into an all-out civil war with sectarian overtones, pitting the mainly Sunni rebels against security forces dominated by Assad's minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam. Assad is backed by Shi'ite-led Iran and opposed by most Arab states, which are ruled by Sunnis.

"This is not just about the fall of Assad. This is about the Sunni Muslims of Syria taking back their country and pushing out the minority that have been oppressing them for generations now," Najjar said.

The presence of foreign fighters is a sensitive issue for Syria's rebels. Assad's government has taken to referring to the rebels as "Gulf-Turkish forces", accusing the Sunni-led Arab Gulf states and Turkey of arming, funding and leading them.

Harati's unit is known as the Umma Brigade, referring to the global community of Muslims. Najjar said thousands more Sunni fighters from the Arab world were gathering in neighboring countries prepared to join the cause.

Harati is reluctant to enlist them because he does not want his cause tarnished by the perception that foreign Islamists are linked to al Qaeda, Najjar said, but he said that many of the foreigners were making their way to Syria on their own.

The Umma Brigade's Facebook page shows a picture of Najjar aiming his rifle in what looks like an open field. In another he is posing with Harati and rebels. A YouTube video shows Harati leading an attack on a checkpoint in Maarat al-Numan in Syria.

Najjar said militancy would spread across the region as long as the West does not do more to hasten the downfall of Assad.

"The Western governments are bringing this upon themselves. The longer they leave this door open for this torture and this massacre to carry on, the more young men will drop what they have in this life and search for the afterlife," Najjar said.

"If the West and other countries do not move fast it will no longer be just guys like me - normal everyday guys that might do anything from have a cigarette to go out on the town - it will be the real extreme guys who will take it to another level."


KAHLILI: Iran admits giving WMDs to terrorists

Israel will be obliterated by chemical, microbial and nuclear bombs, Iran is warning, but those weapons of mass destruction will be used first on Tel Aviv by Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad at the start of a decades-old Muslim dream of destroying the Jewish state.

An alarming commentary last week in Mashregh, the media outlet of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, confirmed that the Islamic regime not only has WMDs but has armed its terrorist proxies with them. Mashregh speaks for the regime.

It warned Israel that if the fighting in Syria does not stop, an all-out attack on the Jewish state will be launched and that at zero hour, Tel Aviv will be the first city to be destroyed.

“The threat to retaliate against Israel with weapons of mass destruction is credible,” said Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, who previously served on the House Armed Services Committee and with the CIA. “A highly credible source in 2005 warned that a decision had been made at the highest level of the Iranian government to arm numerous ballistic missiles with chemical and biological warheads to retaliate against Israel if Iran’s vital interests were endangered. The fall of [Syrian President Bashar] Assad would constitute endangerment of Iran’s vital interest.”

The commentary said that for 18 months, Israel, with all its power, has tried to reshape Islamic movements that have targeted the “Zionists” into a conflict between Muslims, with Syria at the center of its efforts.

The Mashregh column charged that Israel is behind the Syrian crisis in order to strategically change the geopolitics of the region and defeat one of the main players in the Islamic world’s “resistance front.” It warned Israel that with the direction it has chosen, “There is a dead end, and the threat of mass killing awaits.”

The commentary recalled the doctrine of the founder of the Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini: “If they stand against our religion, we will stand against their world. If all this bloodshed is to provide a better future for Israel, we will destroy their world.”

The lengthy analysis claimed that several forces are involved on both the diplomatic and military fronts to break the Syrian “resistance front.”

It cited Turkish forces on Syria’s border with that NATO country but also claimed there are American forces along the Golan Heights and in Jordan, and Saudi, Qatar and French forces at the Syrian border with Lebanon.

“Their defeat from the fronts within [Syria] and the movement of their forces on the borders are signs that the world’s Zionists have lost hope on the capability of [anti-Assad] terrorists against Syrian forces and now are looking for an opportunity to get the armed forces of others involved,” the commentary said.

A strategic look at the situation in Syria, it said, shows that in order to safeguard Damascus and Bashar Assad’s regime, it is necessary to destroy “the center responsible for these destructions, which will force the enemy to retreat.” To that end, Iran will break “the security of Israel by targeting Tel Aviv.”

The commentary, citing the weak economies in America and Europe, said that in an all-out confrontation between the “resistance front” and Israel, the West will stay out of it, not wanting to fight Syria with a military of 220,000 military personnel and 240,000 reserves, Iran’s massive forces and Hezbollah.

Should Israel and its allies succeed in unraveling Syria so the legitimate Assad regime loses control, the commentary said, there are but two scenarios:

“Groups armed with weapons of mass destruction (chemical, microbial and nuclear bombs), which have been obtained on the black market, will surely target Tel Aviv.

“Other countries with different motivations from revenge to a change in the balance of power in the region looking for the elimination of Israel from the world’s map will use the chaos created without accepting any responsibility.” (Right below this point, Mashregh put up a picture of an atomic blast.)

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Iran proposes military alliance of Muslim countries

It is necessary to create a military alliance of Muslim countries. It can be created in order to repel an attack on the Muslim countries, as well as to protect the Palestinian people, the Mehr news agency quoted Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi as saying at today's meeting at the Ministry of Defense.

Vahidi discussed the Palestinian issue, and noted that every year on the last Friday of Ramadan, many countries celebrate Jerusalem Day and hold rallies to protest against Israel. He said the Muslim countries should unite for a just solution to the Palestinian problem.

"If a strong and strategic alliance of Muslim countries in order to protect the Palestinian land is created, then the 'Zionist regime' will have no choice but to bow to the Palestinian people," Vahidi said.

The defense minister also commented on the numerous reports of Israeli plans to attack Iran.

"The Israeli regime" which lost 22-day and 33-day war against the Hezbollah in Lebanon, can not oppose the Iranian people, Vahidi said.

He stressed that the threat of an attack on Iran speaks not about the power of Israel, but its weakness.


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Russian attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for weeks, U.S. officials say

A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores.

The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow.

The submarine patrol also exposed what U.S. officials said were deficiencies in U.S. anti-submarine warfare capabilities—forces that are facing cuts under the Obama administration’s plan to reduce defense spending by $487 billion over the next 10 years.

The Navy is in charge of detecting submarines, especially those that sail near U.S. nuclear missile submarines, and uses undersea sensors and satellites to locate and track them.

The fact that the Akula was not detected in the Gulf is cause for concern, U.S. officials said.

The officials who are familiar with reports of the submarine patrol in the Gulf of Mexico said the vessel was a nuclear-powered Akula-class attack submarine, one of Russia’s quietest submarines.

A Navy spokeswoman declined to comment.

One official said the Akula operated without being detected for a month.

“The Akula was built for one reason and one reason only: To kill U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarines and their crews,” said a second U.S. official.

“It’s a very stealthy boat so it can sneak around and avoid detection and hope to get past any protective screen a boomer might have in place,” the official said, referring to the Navy nickname for strategic missile submarines.

The U.S. Navy operates a strategic nuclear submarine base at Kings Bay, Georgia. The base is homeport to eight missile-firing submarines, six of them equipped with nuclear-tipped missiles, and two armed with conventional warhead missiles.

“Sending a nuclear-propelled submarine into the Gulf of Mexico-Caribbean region is another manifestation of President Putin demonstrating that Russia is still a player on the world’s political-military stage,” said naval analyst and submarine warfare specialist Norman Polmar.

“Like the recent deployment of a task force led by a nuclear cruiser into the Caribbean, the Russian Navy provides him with a means of ‘showing the flag’ that is not possible with Russian air and ground forces,” Polmar said in an email.

The last time an Akula submarine was known to be close to U.S. shores was 2009, when two Akulas were spotted patrolling off the east coast of the United States.

Those submarine patrols raised concerns at the time about a new Russian military assertiveness toward the United States, according to the New York Times, which first reported the 2009 Akula submarine activity.

The latest submarine incursion in the Gulf further highlights the failure of the Obama administration’s “reset” policy of conciliatory actions designed to develop closer ties with Moscow.

Instead of closer ties, Russia under President Vladimir Putin, an ex-KGB intelligence officer who has said he wants to restore elements of Russia’s Soviet communist past, has adopted growing hardline policies against the United States.

Of the submarine activity, Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, “It’s a confounding situation arising from a lack of leadership in our dealings with Moscow. While the president is touting our supposed ‘reset’ in relations with Russia, Vladimir Putin is actively working against American interests, whether it’s in Syria or here in our own backyard.”

The Navy is facing sharp cuts in forces needed to detect and counter such submarine activity.

The Obama administration’s defense budget proposal in February cut $1.3 billion from Navy shipbuilding projects, which will result in scrapping plans to build 16 new warships through 2017.

The budget also called for cutting plans to buy 10 advanced P-8 anti-submarine warfare jets needed for submarine detection.

In June, Russian strategic nuclear bombers and support aircraft conducted a large-scale nuclear bomber exercise in the arctic. The exercise included simulated strikes on “enemy” strategic sites that defense officials say likely included notional attacks on U.S. missile defenses in Alaska.

Under the terms of the 2010 New START arms accord, such exercises require 14-day advanced notice of strategic bomber drills, and notification after the drills end. No such notification was given.

A second, alarming air incursion took place July 4 on the West Coast when a Bear H strategic bomber flew into U.S. airspace near California and was met by U.S. interceptor jets.

That incursion was said to have been a bomber incursion that has not been seen since before the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

It could not be learned whether the submarine in the Gulf of Mexico was an Akula 1 type submarine or a more advanced Akula 2.

It is also not known why the submarine conducted the operation. Theories among U.S. analysts include the notion that submarine incursion was designed to further signal Russian displeasure at U.S. and NATO plans to deploy missile defenses in Europe.

Russia’s chief of the general staff, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, said in May that Russian forces would consider preemptive attacks on U.S. and allied missile defenses in Europe, and claimed the defenses are destabilizing in a crisis.

Makarov met with Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in July. Dempsey questioned him about the Russian strategic bomber flights near U.S. territory.

The voyage of the submarine also could be part of Russian efforts to export the Akula.

Russia delivered one of its Akula-2 submarines to India in 2009. The submarine is distinctive for its large tail fin.

Brazil’s O Estado de Sao Paoli reported Aug. 2 that Russia plans to sell Venezuela up to 11 new submarines, including one Akula.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow’s military is working to set up naval replenishment facilities in Vietnam and Cuba, but denied there were plans to base naval forces in those states.

Asked if Russia planned a naval base in Cuba, Lavrov said July 28: “We are not speaking of any bases. The Russian navy ships serve exercise cruises and training in the same regions. To harbor, resupply, and enable the crew to rest are absolutely natural needs. We have spoken of such opportunities with our Cuban friends.” The comment was posted in the Russian Foreign Ministry website.

Russian warships and support vessels were sent to Venezuela in 2008 to take part in naval exercises in a show of Russian support for the leftist regime of Hugo Chavez. The ships also stopped in Cuba.

Russian Deputy Premier Dmitri Rogozin announced in February that Russia was working on a plan to build 10 new attack submarines and 10 new missile submarines through 2030, along with new aircraft carriers.

Submarine warfare specialists say the Akula remains the core of the Russian attack submarine force.

The submarines can fire both cruise missiles and torpedoes, and are equipped with the SSN-21 and SSN-27 submarine-launched cruise missiles, as well as SSN-15 anti-submarine-warfare missiles. The submarines also can lay mines.

The SSN-21 has a range of up to 1,860 miles.

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