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This Week in Prophecy: Baghdad Turmoil; Russia & Iran, Rubles & Drones; Libya Civil War? Yangtze Drought, US Oil Emergency

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Ezekiel 38-39, Iraq/Babylon/Shinar, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2022 by paulthepoke

This Week in Prophecy: 8/29/22

On This Week in Prophecy… Iraq is breaking down. Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has announced he is stepping down from politics. The result is a violent power grab. The Green Zone is Baghdad is a war zone. The violence is spreading throughout the country. A nationwide curfew has been imposed. The United States appears to be air lifting personnel from their embassy facility within the Green Zone.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2022/8/29/iraq-unrest-live-blog-sadr-announces-hunger-strike

https://www.middleeasteye.net/live/iraq-protests-muqtada-sadr-quits-politics

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Iran and Russia continue to strengthen their economic ties. Both countries have agreed to complete financial transactions with rials and rubles. India, China, and Saudi Arabia have signaled they are willing to complete economic transactions apart from the US Dollar. Other currencies include the yuan and the rupee.

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/08/iran-russia-use-own-currencies-trade

Iran recently completed a two day show of force with their drone technology.

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China’s Yangtze River is running dry. Drought and a heat wave is gripping China this summer. Crops do not have water to grow. Pressures continue to mount on food security around the globe. Hydroelectric plants are no longer producing energy.

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Floods are devastating Pakistan. Over 1,000 are dead. 33,000,000 people have been affected. Basic provisions of food, water, and shelter have been significantly disrupted.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/27/pakistan-floods-death-toll-nearing-1000-say-officials

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A regional energy emergency has been declared. Gas prices in the upper Midwest of the United States are going up. A major fire at a refinery has severely affected gas distribution in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The refinery accounts for 20-25% of gas to the four states.

For all of this and more analysis and commentary, click on the YouTube link below. Welcome to This Week in Prophecy.

https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Lehr/e/B09W8FB77N

President Biden’s Middle East Trip… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Persia/Elam/Iran, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2022 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet…

Ezekiel’s Persia is modern day Iran…

The bottom line readout of the Biden trip to Israel points to the division in the administration on Near East policy. Two diverging paths thrown together into a foreign policy salad was pointed out to me in Hebrew. I waited a while to see if the Israelis and conservative American Jews could come to one mind on what the ‘upshot’ was. I needed an online translation but here it is, and it is brilliantly succinct:

“The problematic developments after Biden’s visit: The United States seeks to integrate the Palestinians into the forums of the Abraham Accords as well as Jordan. In addition, a number of Arab countries are on the way to normalization with Iran, including the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Egypt.”

Czekmate interpretation — the region is prepared to go it alone in such confusion out of America.

This is a few days old but was mostly underplayed in the press. That is likely owed to the Biden trip to Israel and the respect for the US from the government in Jerusalem. I will not speak to the veracity of the site, other than to say some Czekmate friends seem to think that the folks behind do have a pretty good grip on what they report on.

For the reach of the Israeli security services, what they lack in breadth they make up for in precision. In other words, they do not have massive amounts of agents to be able to put against a large problem in their far abroad. Accordingly, what resources they do have do exhaustive homework on the back end of their intelligence apparatus. From that homework they focus on very narrow efforts pointed at key nodes and critical paths of the problem set.

This is acutely the case in a culturally less accessible, place far from home such as Iran. The internal security conditions of a place like Iran makes it harder still. Thus the ability to place agents who blend in, leaves fewer personnel to be able to draw from. Frequently, assets recruited while abroad (regime traitors) alongside allied agents compose any operation personnel in such a place as Iran.

Making such operations harder still is that the secrecy surrounding a nuclear program is forbidding. Further, in order to gain the most amount of value per penetration/operation requires an agent to have a rare set of expertise usually gained over years of deep study. Hence the need to have a robust analytic structure in Israel itself that informs the operations to be undertaken. You can bet that individuals with such expertise and education would remain under a sharp eye in a paranoid regime like Iran.

Ah, but that paranoia is warranted in view of the number casualties the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp have been absorbing in recent months on their own soil. It has undermined the IRGC standing within the regime itself, and has doubtless exacerbated any acrimony between the Iranian armed forces and the IRGC. Such would have been the intent behind any effort were it a part of an intelligence operational effort.

In short, create such a blow to the key personalities of the Iranian power projecting security establishment (Missiles, drones and nukes) that disproportional resources have to be expended at home, thus slowing the entire maturation to a militarily viable nuclear weapon.

Up to this point, the Israeli emphasis has been to slow/stop that process, and it has been the central point of the nuclear negotiations bandied about on TV and in print so frequently. This cycle is so that in order to build a working “nuclear bomb” the radioactive material must be very highly refined and in large quantities to achieve a nuclear blast. This article lays down an indication that the Israelis are now compelled to reorient this apparatus away from attempting to disrupt the nuclear fuel generation cycle. They must now focus this apparatus to the next phase in an Iranian bomb, the capability of Iran to use one (as a viable weapon of war) as the new priority.

This is consistent with the news (reported here) surrounding recent deaths of Iranian personnel in their weapons research infrastructure. This is the new emphasis on their delicate and precise operations behind the enemy lines of the Iranian homeland. The so-called “Break-out” time (The time it takes to have enough nuclear material for a viable working bomb) being at zero, suggests that disrupting the nuclear enrichment cycle is an exhausted option for stymieing the Iranian bomb.

It is also a major step closer to a military strike.

The Watchmen: Temple Mount Control & Jordan, Abraham Accords Trade, Erdogan Travels to Saudi Arabia, Rublezone, Putin’s Surgery, Iranian Reach & Propaganda

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2022 by paulthepoke

The Watchmen, just a couple of dudes sitting on the wall watching the world…

In this episode of The Watchmen we look at Jordan wanting full control of the Temple Mount complex. Are we watching Jordan respond to regional pressure with regards to security of the Muslim religious sites? How does this relate to Ezekiel 38-39? Flags are flying on the Temple Mount during Ramadan. Who do these flags represent?

The United Arab Emirates are flying heavy transport planes in and out of Israel. It appears defense contracts are being fulfilled between the Abraham Accord countries. The concern is an increasingly hostile Iran with nuclear intentions.

President Recep Erdogan of Turkey travelled to Saudi Arabia this week for the first time in five years. Erdogan stated, “I see and believe that it is in our joint interest to boost our cooperation with Saudi Arabia in such areas as healthcare, energy, food security, agricultural technologies, defense industry and finance. It seems that we have significant potential particularly in renewable and green energy. We will hopefully discuss and thoroughly evaluate these issues.”

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps allegedly tried to assassinate an Israeli diplomat in Turkey. Iran is reaching out via Hezbollah around the globe including the British Virgin Islands with drug deals.

Russia is cutting off the flow of natural gas to European countries of Poland and Bulgaria who refuse to pay in rubles. However, the Rublezone has manifested with Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary who are agreeable to pay for natural gas in rubles.

Allegedly, Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled for cancer surgery in the near future. Fellow KGB comrade Nikolai Patrushev is picked to assume authority while Putin is under treatment. Putin is suspected to be managing Parkinson’s Disease and symptoms related to the progressive neurological disorder. Check out video and professional analysis of Putin’s physical condition.

Teaser alert… Food processing plants are catching fire around the United States. 18 plants have been affected in the last 6 months. More on this topic to come in future episodes of the Watchmen.

Lastly, nothing like a little Iranian Propaganda gong wrong. In preparation for Jerusalem Day, things don’t go as planned. This section of the Watchmen was brought to you by Beavis and Butthead. Sorry, we could not help ourselves. Deep down, grown men have a teenage boy inside of them!

For all of this and more, check out the link below.

https://www.jns.org/jordan-demands-total-control-reduced-jewish-presence-on-temple-mount/

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-705478

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2022/04/28/Turkey-s-Erdogan-arrives-in-Saudi-Arabia-on-first-visit-since-2017-aims-to-mend-ties

https://www.timesofisrael.com/mossad-foiled-plot-by-irans-irgc-to-assassinate-israeli-diplomat-in-turkey-report/

https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/2022/04/29/bvi-premier-andrew-fahie-caught-in-hezbollah-linked-drugs-sting/#Echobox=1651245012

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/russia-gazprom-cutting-off-gas-supplies-poland-bulgaria-refuse-pay-rubles

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10770541/Putin-cancer-operation-near-future-hand-power-hardline-ex-KGB-chief.html

https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/verify/food-processing-plant-fires-no-food-shortage-verify/275-deade631-7e19-400f-bd7e-7fa4afe8bcc0

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC)… Czekmate

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Teshuvah/Repent with tags , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2022 by paulthepoke

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet…

A private letter from Iran on de-escalation. I have to give it to them, they at least made some kind of overture regarding the difficulty of this matter.

photo: Times of Israel

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) rise to domestic prominence in Iran was a counter-revolution within the Iranian “Islamic Revolution”. It was the war veterans of the Iran/Iraq war who felt aggrieved that the clerical establishment, based around Islamic Jurists from the city of Qom, were seen as deriving exclusive authority and benefit of leading Iranian society. That the clerical establishment, the so-called Qomists as a faction maintained power having shouldered less burden. In short, the IRGC usurpation was based on a contemporary historical grievance against this faction in favor of the literal foot soldiers of the revolution.

As with any authoritarian government the ascendant faction must intertwine itself with the organs of state. The result is to make the two indistinguishable to the outsider or the subjugated population of said country. By way of example, this is acutely the case in the People’s Republic of China where one party rules. The primary benefit of this party/state fusion is that confidential party deliberations often become a forum for graft, threats and other assorted thuggery. In the case of Iran, the Qomist structure was effectively supplanted by the IRGC structure. This process began with the rise of former President Ahmadinejad and is effectively accomplished.

The IRGC spread its tentacles having gained ascendancy, and utilizing its significant resources, quickly established it’s shadow economy. In recognition of this, the Trump administration placed the organization under sanction as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). After all, that is manifestly what they are.

It follows that in order for Iran to function fully free of US FTO sanction, the IRGC has a raw choice. Lose prestige at home and swallow the inequity of a deal where they are hobbled as an internal economic force (and thus politically vulnerable to a challenge), or push the FTO de-listing issue to the point of breakdown in talks as a diplomatic impasse.

Chances are excellent that informal diplomacy is being “back channeled”.

Czekmate believes that Barack Obama, Susan Rice and Valerie Jarrett are influencing the direction of events in these discussions. Lead negotiator Robert Malley, appears to enjoy a free hand. However within the National Security Council is the White House lead for the region in the person of one Brett McGurk.

McGurk is a high level Washington functionary having worked in the George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations before joining the Biden Administration. McGurk was involved in the 2015 secret negotiations of the first Iran deal and latter led the counter-ISIS effort in Syria. If skullduggery is afoot from outside the White House with respect to Iran, you can bet that he and Susan Rice are the likeliest interface points for the Obama mafia.

But the heretofore alacrity of the negotiations may be on a collision course with other considerations.

The article in this post implies that cooler heads may be prevailing with regard to the IRGC question. This is attributed to formidable domestic US pressure. However, a wider implication that merits consideration is that of the Ukraine intervention. Given the Russian diplomatic maneuvers over the course of recent weeks in this negotiation, it is clear that the economic damage they may have sustained would benefit substantially by this agreement. It begs the question, is the IRGC FTO decision hostage to the future of Russian combat operations in Ukraine? Or is it vice versa?

With that question in mind, this IRGC decision has added weight. It makes one wonder what is being said in the back channel.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-hasnt-agreed-to-terms-for-irgc-terror-delisting-as-us-gets-cold-feet-report/

Purim 5782/2022: Spirit of Haman, Alive & Well

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Persia/Elam/Iran, Purim with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2022 by paulthepoke

Esther 9:20-22 Then Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same month, annually, because on those days the Jews rid themselves of their enemies, and it was a month which was turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and rejoicing and sending portions of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

This is the decree for the celebration of the holiday Purim. The celebration is to take place in the Hebrew month of Adar on the 14th and 15th day. In the Gregorian year of 2022, that starts on sundown Wednesday, March 16th and ends the next day on Thursday, March 17th. Scripture tells us the holiday is to be celebrated annually.

The setting of the story is in the book of Esther. The author of the book is unknown. Celebration of Purim is not part of the Mosaic Law. The events of the story took place from 483-473 BC. God’s name is never mentioned in the book. The location is Susa of the Persian Empire. This is modern day Iran.

https://www.macmillanlearning.com/college/us/product/Ways-of-the-World-with-Sources-Volume-1/p/1319109756

Esther 3:1-2 After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him. And all the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage.

Haman was the prime minister for King Ahasuerus. He answered to only the king. Haman was a very powerful political figure and officer. He was the right hand man to the king. Haman clearly lorded his clout over others as he demanded others bow down and pay homage to him at the gate. This action was mandated by Ahasuerus. Haman was on a serious power trip.

Haman was a source of evil. His name means tumult or noise. Haman came by his attitude honestly. His father was Hammedatha, which is translated as “The Medatha” or “The Double” (A Dictionary of the Bible: Aaron Juttah). At any rate, Haman’s father was important enough to have a definitive article as part of his identity… like father, like son.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Esther 3:9 “If it please the king, let it be decreed that they be destroyed, and I will pay 10,000 talents of silver into the hands of those who have charge of the king’s business, that they may put it into the king’s treasuries.” -Haman

Not only was Haman a power hungry, blood thirsty leader, he was exceptionally wealthy. His anger and resentment towards Mordecai and the Jews were so intense, he was willing to part with 10,000 talents of silver. Despite being second in command of the Persian Empire, he would pay blood money to make this happen. Haman was dedicated to killing off a race of people for being disrespected as he saw it.

Measurements from https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-a-talent-700699

10,000 talents of silver… 1 talent is equal to roughly 75 pounds.

10,000 X 75 = 750,000 pounds of silver!

At today’s silver prices, 1 ounce = $25

1 pound = 16 ounces X $25 = $400/pound of silver.

750,000 pounds X $400/pound = $300,000,000

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This level of hate still emanates from what is modern day Iran. Modern day Iranian leaders, like Haman, are looking to wipe Israel from the map and eradicate its people. Haman was willing to pay to eliminate the Jewish people. Unlike the past, the world is giving Iran resources to achieve their goal.

March 12, 2022: The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired ballistic missiles into Erbil, Iraq against the “strategic center of the Zionist regime’s conspiracies and wickedness”.

“If the Zionists want to respond to the attack on the Mossad headquarters in Erbil, it will face a harsh response”. -IRGC

Iranian intelligence reports they have broken up “spy (Mossad) network that recruited hooligans to do sabotage operations inside Iran”.

“By God! Israel Will Not See Next 25Years!” -Ayatollah Khamenei

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Despite current attitudes, the Biden Administration continues to give Iran concessions in negotiations in Vienna with regard to the Nuclear Agreement. Iran is sure to gain economic freedoms which will likely result in billions of dollars in revenue and gifts.

Here is what Iran does with their resources.

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