Is photo of EU leaders and Boris Johnson prophetic of Brexit?

Whilst checking this morning’s US and Middle-East news on William Koenig’s website I espied a photo from 2018 used by yesterday’s Times of Israel, and wondered could it be prophetic? – note subjects’ bodily positions and language with both Union Jack and Boris Johnson standing out as distinctly separate from the EU’s foreign ministers:

Click/tap image for WWD website and link therein to Times article

Remember: Prophetic Warning Urges “Come Out”, David Noakes, Nov 2015.

PS: for related photos of this meeting see Olivier Mathys’ AP Gallery.

Waiting for July 2019 – press/media reports

Further to the prophecies pointing to the significance of this July, here’s two items recently spotted in the Mail and on social media:

These stories were running in parallel to that of the leak published on 24th April in The Telegraph of PM May’s defiance of security warnings to allow the Chinese company Huawei’s involvement in providing 5G communications.  Perhaps the disturbing details of the PM’s latest abysmally poor judgement and her sacking of the Defence Secretary may substantially contribute to changing her situation, as implied by the three prophets?

We’ll wait and watch…

Did a cyber-gremlin gobble up your new post alert on DT?

In view of my not getting an email notification of a new post on this blog, some regular subscribers also may not have received one for True news about Trump that ALL Christians need to know.  Shortly after its publication I extended the title with ‘re persecution’ (adding that to its url).

Therefore, if you’re a subscribed follower of this blog would you please let me know if you did not get an email about that new post. Email me at richardswatch@talktalk.net

I’d be interested in putting a finger on any ISP that’s filtering and blocking messages on the subject of Donald Trump.  This wouldn’t be the first time peculiar problems have popped up; for example, on Iran’s anniversary of rehearsing attack upon Jerusalem, or our landline crashing during the month leading to EU Referendum (at least internet survived and inexplicably worked throughout!).

Passion for the Nation; declaration over Government

Click/tap image for link to Passion For The Nation and previous declarations

GOVERNMENT
by Passion for the Nation on Monday February 11th, 2019

“ …at the sound of Your voice they were all stilled by Your might. What a majestic King, filled with power! Nothing could ever change your royal decrees; they will last forever.” Psalm 93: 3,4 TPT

Lord, we declare You are the Alpha and the Omega who rules over the nations with love, wisdom and truth, and we thank You for the power of revelation, anointing and Your grace within our lives.

We praise You for the depth of change You are working in this nation at this time; for all that You desire to release, for the healing, the restoration and the Kingdom-purpose You are bringing forth.

We declare, that which You have begun You will complete by the power of Your Word and the strength of Your might.  Now, we call Your people into Your Presence, to hear Your voice and to understand Your ways, that the power of prayer will be exercised and increased across this land.  (Isaiah 55:11.)

We declare in this day, the old pattern, leadership and Governmental connections are passing.

In the Name of Jesus, we speak over the totality of this round of talks, over the political shifts, the economic shifts, the shifts of boundaries and borders taking place, and over every associated mindset, heart and value; and we decree and declare the New Season God has planned for this land will be delivered in full, in order and on time.

We silence every opposing voice, network, agenda, manipulation, foolishness and control.

Now Lord, over the negotiations taking place this week, we speak Your wisdom and Your favour, that every hindrance, intransigence and difficulty caused by man or the enemy will be removed.

Footnotes:
  • Published with the kind permission of Suzanne Ferrett, Passion For The Nation
  • For the scriptural principles involved visit this site’s Decrees and Declarations.

PRAYER ALERT: for protection of the royal family and London

I interrupt the weekend offline to alert intercessors to tentative information that’s come to light on a possible extremely explosive terrorist atrocity in central London. (Its source received a dream in August 2016 about Big Ben that subsequently proved accurate on the method of attack on Westminster Bridge seven months later.)

Therefore kindly weigh this with the Lord and consider using this prayer declaration:

‘Almighty Father, we come to You in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, and in that mighty Name we break the power of every strategy and assignment sent against the British Isles and Ireland. We pray the mighty covering of the Living Blood of Jesus Christ over our villages, towns and cities; over our coastlands, seaports and airports; over our roadways, railways and waterways and traffic thereon – as well as over ourselves and….

‘We ask You to release the angelic host to protect us from every spiritual and terrorist attack – especially members of the royal family and their premises, as well as national landmarks – and to lift each citizen above every circumstance and crisis.

‘We affirm the finished work of Christ over all demonic forces and decree: no weapon formed against the plans and purposes for the British Isles and Ireland will prosper. We also decree: no longer will violence be heard in our land, or destruction within or at our borders. We bless the atmosphere to be charged with peace and order. Amen’  (Isaiah 54:17 & 60:18)

[Modified version of Prayer for Protection from ‘Keep Praying & Bless’.]

Prophetic Scripture Update #4: Gog-Magog coalition, Putin’s ambitions

On Friday Joel Rosenberg in Jerusalem blogged about FoxNews.com publishing that morning a new column of his on the massive Russian war games underway near the borders of three NATO countries and Ukraine. He includes findings from an exclusive poll he’d commissioned about American attitudes towards Russia and Putin earlier this year.

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with Joel’s writings but FoxNews introduces him:

  • Rosenberg has extraordinary credentials for his perspective on America’s enemies, earning him the nickname of a “modern day Nostradamus.”
  • In 2002, Rosenberg opened his debut novel, The Last Jihad, with Muslim extremists using an airplane in a kamikaze attack on the president of the United States. Rosenberg wrote that scene before the 9/11 terror attack….[his] upcoming novel is focused on what seems to be his latest prophetic piece of fiction, The Kremlin Conspiracy…

Joel’s blog Putin is more dangerous than radical Islam is primarily concerned with that Russian’s intentions in Eastern Europe and on Joel’s experience as a Watcher on the walls, “Putin is the greatest geo-political threat that the West faces”.

The biblical aspect of Putin’s ambitions, however, increasingly continues to be directly connected with the Gog-Magog coalition foreseen by prophet Ezekiel in the scenario of end-times events the Lord showed him; as outlined in Update #3 (with its account of a ‘coincidental’ attack by ‘cyber-gremlins’ AND that’s not the first time with respect to my blogging about Iran!).

In view of his residence in Israel, Joel will doubtless be aware of developments over the Syrian front, as in yesterday’s Breaking Israel News of Russia rejecting Israel’s request for a 37-mile buffer zone in the Golan to keep Iranian-backed forces away from their border.

These extracts from Debkafile’s recent military intelligence analyses and reports provide more on Putin’s support of Iran:

  • The Russian air force has recently deployed to Syria four of its most highly advanced early warning and control aircraft, the Beriev A-50 SRDLO (“Mainstay”), which is rated the most sophisticated AWACS in operation…(The plane’s)  radar is capable of pinpointing targets across a distance of 600km (covering) all parts of Israel and can detect every aerial and military movement…’ (30 Aug – Russian-Syrian radar covers all Israel)
  • ‘Washington was winding up discussions with Moscow on terms for US special forces to evacuate the Al Tanf post they were holding in the Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian triangle and hand it over to the Syrian army. Quitting Al Tanf is tantamount to the US withdrawal from south-eastern Syria and its handover to Syria and its allies, including Hizballah…’(8 Sept – US set to quit Al Tanf. Pro-Iranian forces move in)
  • ‘Iran, Syria and Hizballah sharpened their responses to the large-scale Israeli military war game against a potential Hizballah invasion… An Iranian military buildup indeed appears to be taking place on Syria’s borders with Jordan and Israel, in response to Israel’s mock thrust into Lebanon. But they are moving in on areas outside the de-escalation zones which are manned by Russian officers. Their tactic therefore is to entrench themselves in other parts of the southeastern Syria so that Russian, Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah forces form a continuous, impermeable line along Syria’s borders with Israel and Jordan.’ (12 Sept – Iran build-up in S Syria…)
  • ‘The (US/UK-forbidden river Euphates) crossing operation, as well as deepening Russia’s military involvement in Syrian and Hizballah offensives, is a major boost for Iran’s objectives, with grave strategic implications for the US and Israel…Iran and its pawns were creating an accomplished fact, with massive logistical and military assistance from the Russian army…By establishing a foothold on both banks of the Euphrates River and both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border, Iran has taken a step towards pursuing its avowed goal of Israel’s destruction.’ (16 Sept – Syrian/Hizballah troops cross Euphrates).

6pm alert – today’s game-changing tactics! (Read Russia/Iran’s game-changer.)

Charles Shamp #1 of 3: Urgent prophetic words on UK’s situation

Grateful thanks to the unknown creator of this splendid illustration

NOTE – This is the opening part of a longer post published on 6th June by UK Prophetic Words and which may be read in its entirety at Urgent Word about England, Terrorism, Brexit, Theresa May, The Lion of Judah is Calling You To ROAR. (The 3 parts appear here in reverse chronological order, separated to enable sequential listing in the Prophecy Library, but can be read straight through as published in that link).

Suzanne Payne writes.:

This is a long but very significant, urgent and important prophetic word relating to the current situation in England with terrorism, Brexit and Theresa May. This is from a video Charlie Shamp posted on his Facebook page today; do listen if you can; I’ve transcribed most of it:

CHARLIE SHAMP – 4th June 2017

Charlie speaks about the Word he gave for England in Dec 2016 (see below at #3), about how it was a season of contention in the realm of the spirit (for the heart and soul of the nation). Before any of the attacks happened, the Lord showed Charlie on 11 Dec 2016 that there was going to be a season of contention in the realm of the Spirit, but that after the BREXIT was over with, after England comes out of the EU, there is going to be a cutting of those ties, and the Lord showed him there’s going to be a beast that was going to try to come out of Brussels, and this beast is going to be cut off: the spirit of terrorism, and He said that the spirit of terrorism, connected with Islam, is also connected in with the EU.

And as England and the UK breaks from the EU, there’s going to be a SEVERING of all ties with that and God is going to HEAL THE LAND.

And the Lord gave him a word concerning Theresa May (see below at #2) on May 10th that Theresa May is going to bloom in May, and that in June she’s going to shine like a star.

Charlie shares that he has a real heart for the UK, he has travelled across the UK and his heart is breaking but he realises what is coming. He wants to tell the UK to stay strong right now; the Lord has already revealed what the cause of this is. The cause of the terrorist attacks is because of the BREXIT. The enemy does not want the people of England, the people of the UK to come out of the EU. But the Lord told them in December when he released the Word, that there would be contention in the realm of the Spirit, and that it was all based upon the BREXIT, but when the UK comes out of the EU and there’s a breaking, that season of contention is going to be over. Charlie said in December 2016 that the enemy was going to come for the gates and he was going to come for the heart of England. But the lion is going to roar.

This is a season that the UK is in contention but June is going to be a time of Theresa May shining. This Word about her May is very important because God has positioned her, and the enemy is not going to be able to move here out of her place; the Lord has set her there and she’s a watchman over the nation. And the Lord is going to use her. The Bible says a three-cord strand is not easily broken and the Lord told Charlie that He is going to link Theresa May, the Queen and the UK together, and He’s going to break and sever the tide of terrorism. Charlie then reads this Word…continue reading at #2.

Charles Shamp #2 of 3: Theresa May will shine like a star

NOTE – This is the second part of a longer post published on 6th June by UK Prophetic Words and which may be read in its entirety at Urgent Word about England, Terrorism, Brexit, Theresa May, The Lion of Judah is Calling You To ROAR. (The 3 parts appear here in reverse chronological order, separated to enable sequential listing in the Prophecy Library, but can be read straight through as published in that link).

Continuing from #1, Charlie expands upon the serious spiritual contention and warfare over the Lord’s will for Britain, expanding upon Theresa May’s role therein (see also post-election comment below and subsequent posts):

A Prophetic Word for the UK: MAY WILL SHINE LIKE A STAR – 10th May 2017

“May will bloom in the month of May. I have given her grace to run her race. She is a diamond in the royal crown. She has been sent and set in her place by me to help the Queen and the United Kingdom. Her legacy has been set in stone, she will not be moved or removed. In June she will shine bright for the world to see!”

The Lord gave me a verse out of Isaiah for Theresa May, the Queen, and the United Kingdom:

“Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou shalt no more be termed forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.”

Charlie then says I want you to get this because I feel it so strong in my spirit. God is doing something and he’s going to sever the tide, this root of religion that is of Islam that is coming out of the UK right now. And God is going to marry you again. AS the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall God rejoice over thee.

I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. Isaiah 62:3-7

Charlie continues: The Lord told me that Theresa May has been sent and set by the Lord as a watcher over the crown and the United Kingdom for the Queen. She will not fail, but will be faithful and finish the course. She is a diamond and a bright star that will shine for the world to see. The United Kingdom has been sealed for the BREXIT, it will come to pass.

I don’t care what the enemy tries to do, even over the next several weeks. There is a turning of the tide, there is a blessing that’s coming, and when the enemy comes in like a flood, God is going to raise up a standard. And I want to tell all my friends, those that I love in England,  that God has sealed the UK for the BREXIT, and the enemy is trying to put fear on the people, in order to try to draw them back in, to that beast, that beast out of Brussels. But the Lord says you have to cut and sever the root of religion.

And I’m telling you right now, I’m praying for you England, I’m staying in constant communication with some of those I’m close with over there, but this is a time that the UK is going to shine. This is a time that Theresa May is going to shine in June, and it’s going to be overwhelming after this election, and there’s going to be a wave of favour that’s going to come.

The BREXIT is going to happen, the enemy cannot stop it, England/the UK is coming out of the EU, God has already said it, the scroll has already been released … I said it in 2015 in England when I was ministering in Norwich … I saw in the spirit that God was going to link the US and the UK together, and that as the Lion roars the Eagle was going to fly. We said that as the lion roars in freedom in the UK and there’s a changing of the government, there’s a shifting of the freedom of the lion roaring, that at the same time there was going to be something that was going to happen in America where the Eagle was going to come back and it was going to begin to soar and fly and we said that in 2015.

… And then in December we released the Word (see #3). I’m telling you what’s happening right now in England is the root of religion, of Islam is being pulled out of the country, and BREXIT is happening, and the enemy is trying to fight right now, with his last breath. And we saw this in December … while I was staying on the Island of Mull, I had a night vision, the day before the US election, I had an encounter where I saw a man walking through the land, and I said Lord who is that man? and He said that’s My church in England, that’s My people in England, that’s My church in the UK; those are My people. And suddenly there was a root, a root of religion, a root that came out of the ground, and it wrapped around the man, and it was like a snake, it came and wrapped around the body of the man, and I said Lord what is that? He said that’s the root of religion, He said it’s two fold, a two fold religious root. And this root had tentacles on it. I said Lord what is this two fold root of religion and tradition? He said it’s the root of religion and tradition that makes My people be quiet and silent when the enemy is destroying them. And He said it’s a root of religion that is trying to suffocate them.

And as I saw this, the root went and wrapped around the mouth of the man, and began to suffocate Him. And I said Lord, how can we stop this? And the Lord said to me, He said that it’s Matthew chapter 3 … And I’m telling you England it is not a time to be silent, it is a time to STAND UP and ROAR. The people of England, the people of the UK, it’s time to STAND UP and begin to DECREE and DECLARE, and begin to ROAR. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah is calling you to ROAR right now.

The enemy is trying to come in and to take the heart of the country, and unless you ROAR, unless you ROAR, that enemy’s trying to come and he’s going to take your heart. And I’m telling you the Lord wants to release the Lion Heart of God, the Lion Heart of the Lord. And the Lord told me that it was Matthew chapter 3, and He said it’s verse 10 and 11: And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the tree therefore every tree therefore that beareth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.  I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and in fire.

And the Lord spoke to me and said that the people of England are going to be baptized in the fire of the Holy Spirit; there’s a fresh baptism for the church in the UK OF THE FIRE OF God, that as they GO and PRAY, and they begin to decree and declare the Word of the Lord, that the AXE is going to be LAID at the ROOT of the tree of RELIGION and TRADITION, it’s going to be laid at the ROOT of ISLAMIC TERRORISM, and that root is going to be PULLED OUT of the country.

And the Lord said to me to pray for you tonight, all my friends in the UK …the SPIRIT of FEAR is trying to come in to PULL you BACK from the BREXIT. And the tentacles, and that beast that’s in BRUSSELS is trying to PULL you back in, to NOT BREAK AWAY. But I want to release strength, I want to release courage, and I want to release this fresh baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire to you tonight, and as you go to pray, that boldness like a LION is going to come upon you, and you’re going to begin to prophesy, you’re going to begin to decree and declare the Word of the Lord, and God is going to cause the UK to to shine like a bright star… God is going to cause England to be broken away from the root of religion. As the church rises up and begins to roar, the Lion of God is going to come out of your mouth, and its going to destroy this root of religion, and this root of Islamic terrorism that’s trying to come into the country, and the Lord’s speaking to you even right now as you’re watching, that the fire and the power of God is going to come out of you. And the Lord told me, He said to me, ‘Son, it has to be a people that are from the land that are going to begin to speak to the root of religion’ …

Charlie then shares about having had his DNA tested and being 67% from England the Lord told him that’s why he as so much passion for England, and that he needs to stand up and mobilise the people and tell them that that this is a season to not be silent, that it was already foretold that this was a time of contention in the realm of the spirit but the Lord says this too shall pass, and that as we link together in the spirit of unity, God is going to command the blessing upon the UK, He’s commanded a blessing upon the BREXIT, He’s commanded a blessing upon the people of God, and this is going to be a time of rejoicing, a time of the presence of God, it’s going to be a time, where the enemy has come in like a flood, God is going to raise up the standard in the Body of Christ, He’s going to raise up the standard in the UK, and we’re charging forward. I’m telling you, the Lion of the tribe of Judah is going to roar. And the Lion is roaring, and we’re not backing down, we’re not stepping back. We’re not going to faint or run in fear. No we’re going to stand up and decree and declare the Word of the Lord, and the root of religion is going to be severed by the axe of God…And the signs and the wonders are going to begin to be manifested in the nation.

Charlie then goes on to speak more (around 23 minutes) about what we’re going to see in this move of God in the UK. But it all starts with this Matthew chapter 3, verse 10 and 11, that there is a baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire … I’m telling you there is a shifting that’s happening right now, and we’re not drawing back into fear. We’re moving forward in faith and victory and power, and the enemy has no place, he can’t stop what’s coming, there’s a revival, there’s a move of God, there’s an outpouring, there’s the glory that’s coming on the UK, the presence of God is going to move like we’ve never seen before across those Islands, the fire is going to burn, God is going to change the government, God is moving back into the country, the Lord has even saved the Queen, and put the Queen in a place where she is not going to leave this earth until the fullness of this BREXIT thing happens. I’m telling you right now, God has set and sealed her as well. She’s a praying one, she loves Jesus, she loves the Lord, and she’s praying for the country. And we’re standing in unity, and the power of the Holy Spirit is going to cause us to break away from this BEAST that’s out of Brussels, and we’re going to march forward into the things of God, and that root of religion that I saw on the man is going to be broken and severed, and we’re going to run into the freedom and we’re going to run across the land with the fire of God, so Father in the Name of Jesus I pray for my friends in the UK, across England right now, and the enemy is trying to bring discouragement, trying to break their faith and break their persistence and break their prophetic edge. Charlie then comes against that in prayer and releases the fire of the Holy Ghost upon everyone watching the broadcast, and in England for intercession, for the prophetic courts of God, for moving into the council rooms of God and decreeing and declaring the Word of the Lord over the nation …

Continue reading at #3

On the prime political purposes of this historically decisive time – 2

It’s most heartening – but also disappointing – to learn that a proposed course of action which I’ve oft contemplated as being best for countering Islamic terrorism has actually been seriously considered at top levels of government!

After Manchester, most people in their right minds will have said “Enough is enough” and want a decisive end to this pre-Medieval barbarity being inflicted upon the modern world.

An informative analysis by a visiting professor of war studies at King’s College London, Dr Andrew Roberts, and a well-informed reader’s letter in the Telegraph, on the necessity of banning the Muslim Brotherhood (per the unpublished official review into its activities) are followed by this real ‘eye-opener’ in Thursday’s edition:

Countering Extremism

‘SIR – In July 2013, following the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby, former Labour Cabinet minister Hazel Blears and I, as members of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee, wrote a paper for David Cameron’s taskforce on tackling radicalisation and extremism and gave evidence to it in person.

‘Our message was that we are well-served by our security and intelligence agencies in identifying and disrupting home-grown terrorists. However, we lack comparable capacity to neutralise the ideology which infects them in the first place.

‘We argued that, to prevent people from being radicalised and drawn into extremist activity, we should follow the precedents of the wartime efforts to expose Nazism and the Cold War campaigns to counter Communism. The extremist ideology of political Islam is a similarly totalitarian creed, requiring an organised effort to undermine its appeal and to strengthen the long-term resilience of the communities most vulnerable to it.

‘This work must be owned by the whole of government, on a cross-departmental basis, working closely with local government and engaging with civic and faith organisations on the ground. It requires the creation of a specialist counter-propaganda agency to develop a counter-narrative and to support communities in their efforts to challenge extremists. This agency should operate under the supervision of a permanent ministerial committee on which the Home Office, the Foreign Office, the Department of Communities and Local Government, the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development should all be represented.

‘Nothing which has happened in the succeeding four years has lessened the need for this overall strategy. Action against deluded individuals, however necessary, can never be a substitute for it.’

Dr Julian Lewis
Cadnam, Hants

Conclusion

In other words, a thorough, population-wide, education programme needs to begin but which will only be effective when the abusive term ‘Islamophobia’ is legislatively banned. Islam should be comprehensively compared with Christ’s life and teachings and the muddled and heretical notions of so-called ‘Chrislam’ renounced.

‘Archbishop Cranmer’ has long advocated, as in England has defeated religious fanatics in the past, and will do so again (emphasis added):

‘Let us not just teach our schoolchildren to wash their hands before they touch the Qur’an or to be sure to place it back on the highest shelf in a place of honour, but how to analyse, critique and understand it, and then freely to assent to or repudiate every word of it. This is a basic freedom: Christians have had it for centuries, and those who seek to dwell in a liberal democracy must respect the source of its community morality. It has been said before, but it merits repeating:

‘We need urgently to develop a ‘Prophetology’ – after the fashion of our centuries of Christology – in order to investigate the true nature and person of Mohammed as recorded in the Qur’an and Hadith(s). Then we might discover, or come nearer to understanding – as we have with Jesus – who Mohammed was; to whom he was born and how he was raised; what manner of prophet he claimed to be; what his relationship was with Allah; and what he might mean not only to the diverse ‘Islamic world’ but to non-Muslims the world over.’

Read alsoFive Things I Realised As A Muslim After The Manchester Attacks by Rabbil Sikdar.

On the prime political purposes of this historically decisive time – 1

ONLY TWO MATTERS should be of prime importance in every British citizen’s mind when voting in next week’s general election, viz:

  • the best means of accomplishing the public’s majority decision to leave the EU
  • the recognition of religious dogma behind, and the eradication of, terrorism in UK.

I do not think it’s a matter of voting as one would normally do, eg. according to party, but for what is best for Britain. Being far more interested in things of the Kingdom I’ve no political axe to grind but need to state the obvious:

If Mrs May fails to win this election decisively and clueless clowns devoid of a plan for achieving Brexit succeed her, Britain would become the laughing-stock of the world.

Also, anyone who fails to recognise the murders of innocent citizens, especially children, as terrorism – and throughout their career has feted terrorists and attended their gatherings and memorials – and countenances anti-Semitism in his followers – is worthy of the utmost contempt and should be treated as not only a political pariah but also an appeaser of evil. Blaming British and Western nations’ “foreign policy” as the cause of those atrocities is more than reprehensible – it is outright treason!

In his op-ed last Saturday, Charles Moore adroitly analyses why “Jeremy Corbyn has a better understanding than Theresa May of what Islamist terrorism is. This is because he shares a key aspect of its world view”.:

‘Throughout his long career as a Member of Parliament, he has been absolutely consistent. What links his support for Sinn Fein/IRA, the liberation struggle in East Timor and his declarations that Hamas and Hizbollah are his “friends” and the death of Osama bin Laden was a “tragedy”? One thing: in all of those causes, the West – especially Britain and the United States – was the enemy…’ (A summary of his dubious associations with Islamic terrorists follows)

Consider Charles’ parting shots (emphases mine):

‘Mrs Thatcher was first called the Iron Lady because she exposed the Soviet threat. Mrs May could win equivalent respect by an equivalent exposure of extremism.

‘After all, this is a moment of change. On Sunday in Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump made a speech. It was little reported here, because our media are interested in him only when he gets into trouble (which is often), but it marked a decisive break.

Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama could not bring himself to utter the words “Islamic terrorism”. His entire discourse therefore took place in a self-created vacuum. President Trump, however, talked to his Arab audience about “honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds”. In a Muslim world scared by the power of Iran and of Isil, and victim (which we tend to forget) of 95 per cent of all Islamist terror attacks, there is a growing coalition for confronting the threat rather than, as in the past, exporting it.

‘The violence from which we are suffering is the extension of a story of victimhood which people like Jeremy Corbyn assiduously foster. The doctrines of non-violent extremists create the space for the Islamist violence itself. “Strong and stable leadership” should be able to win by explaining this.’

This post-atrocities article is well-balanced with Charles’ opening remarks on A Thinking Person’s Guide to Islam by Prince Ghazi, a Muslim theologian, cousin and advisor to the king of Jordan, and whom he quotes:

‘Showing systematically how the extremists diverge from all the traditional schools of Muslim thought and distort the scriptures, Prince Ghazi estimates that roughly 15 million of the world’s 1.5 billion Sunni Muslims support radical Salafists. Of these, 150,000 have taken up arms. Traditional Muslims are many, the extremists are 1 per cent of 1 per cent.

‘He puts three questions “for every Muslim” which are “the litmus test for your understanding of your religion and your heart”. The one most relevant to us is directed at Muslims who live in free, non-Muslim countries. “Is it impossible to live and let live with non-Muslims in peace, friendship and mutual respect as long as some Muslims in the world have a conflict with them or a grievance against their foreign policy?” If you think it is, he says, you are not a true Muslim.’

Next, we’ll consider how to deal with what makes a political religion a world-wide menace.

Trump boldly urges Muslim leaders to “drive out the terrorists and extremists” from their nations and mosques.

NOTE Trump’s accurate description of Islamic terror as “battle between Good and Evil” (read prepared speech.)  All a mighty contrast to Obama’s deep rift with Riyadh in 2011 for betraying Egypt’s president Mubarak as a consequence of having invited the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood to his 2009 Cairo speech + his back-channel dealings with Iran, as I reported just over 8 years ago in Today’s Importance in History (18 May 2009)!

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(Washington, D.C.) — Wow. Readers of this blog know I have never been shy about expressing my concerns about President Trump when necessary. But the President deserves a great deal of credit for the speech he delivered yesterday in Saudi Arabia to the leaders of 50 Muslim-majority countries.

The address was well-crafted and respectful, even nuanced, at times. But it was also clear, honest, and bold. Indeed, it was unlike any speech any American President has ever delivered face to face to the leaders of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Jordan and other Muslim countries. Below, you’ll find key excerpts, a link to the full transcript and a link to the video of the full 34 minute speech. I would encourage you to both watch and read the address in full.

A few first impressions:

  1. The President rightly thanked America’s Sunni Muslim allies for their friendship and hospitality, he honored their historic achievements, rich culture and heritage, and he reached…

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Welcome changes for Israel-Syria border on the Golan Heights

You may know of the grave consternation in recent weeks over Russian proposals to station Iranian and Turkish officers on Israel’s borders for monitoring the potential cease-fire “de-escalation” zones in Syria, yet being dangerous military threat (Debkafile special report 27 April). Last week, Moscow agreed instead to replace them with Russian military officers in the Mt. Hermon region and the areas where the Israeli, Lebanese and Syrian borders meet (Debkfile report 11 May).

Even so, according to Debkafile’s military sources explanation, ‘Damascus and Tehran acted to pre-empt the US-Jordanian-Israeli military operations along the Israeli and Jordanian borders with Syria, lest they lead to the carving out of US-controlled security zones in southern Syria’.

Courtesy Debkafile – US, UK, Jordanian forces enter s Syria

However, this morning’s news from this pre-mainstream media source is that elite units from Britain, America and Jordan have now been deployed to protect this highly strategic area.  

Debkafile reports, ‘They were acting to counter the Syrian-Iranian scheme to nullify the American plan for posting Jordanian forces in southeastern Syria, which (is) timed for the days before US President Donald Trump’s trip to the Middle East. 

‘The US-led armored force with British and Jordanian units crossed from northern Jordan through the Tanf Border-Crossing between the Hashemite Kingdom, Iraq and Syria, and took up positions capable of consolidating their control of the main road between Palmyra and Baghdad. Some of their moves were coordinated with Israel.’

‘This push aimed at countering the drive in the last few days by hundreds of Syrian troops, Iranian-backed…militias and Hizballah…special forces, with tanks and heavy equipment, to take over the town of Sabaa Biyar…’

In view of these significant military developments it is well that the West no longer has a leader of dis-reputable stance dealing with Middle-Eastern and the God-Magog nations (principally Russia, Iran, Turkey). Nevertheless, Debka concludes, ‘For the time being, the Trump administration’s plans for an offensive against the Islamic State appear to have been put on a back burner’. 

See map and read US, UK, Jordanian forces enter S. Syria for full details (updated 16 May under new title ‘Hizballah rush 1,000 troops to S.Syrian Borders’). See also Mark Davidson on Iran changing its land route to west, ie. to north of this border area.