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Islamic Mahdi will come from Area Occupied by Old Assyrian Empire!


July 7, 2014


Islamic Mahdi will come from Area occupied by Old Assyrian Empire!

ISIS Caliphate Is Now Rising within Area of the Old Assyrian Empire

ISIS Terrorists performing same acts of torture & murder as Assyria

And they’re Scaring the Arab nations out of their Minds by doing So

Jerusalem Has Trouble to the West, the North, the East & Internally

As it was true when Assyrian Empire troops encircled King Hezekiah

I have taught 30 years Antichrist would rise Inside Assyrian Territory

Now Within Assyrian Empire Territory Is An Expanding ISIS Caliphate

The God-man Jesus Christ at 2nd Advent Will Destroy Assyrian Mahdi!

See Exposition of Micah 5:1-9 Whole Numbered Prophecy Updates 62 to 69


Begin Excerpt from Bible Lands and Cities

Psychological Warfare in the Ancient World



Psychological warfare, or PSYWAR as it is now called, is not a modern invention. The ancient Assyrians were masters of the art.

Their strategy was four-pronged:*

*advance warning of their strength; the formidable army of the Assyrians hardly ever lost a battle, and anyone who faced them knew they had virtually no chance of winning

*continual vilification and insults directed at the citizens of a besieged town – like Lachish

*prominent display near the city walls of tortured, dismembered, disemboweled captives; decapitation was a mercy for any prisoner of the Assyrians records of the savage details of their victories, prominently displayed in their own palaces so that visiting envoys and ambassadors had to pass and see them.

The Assyrians had capable generals, well-trained soldiers, and excellent weapons. At the height of their power they were virtually invincible on the battlefield.

So if they invaded a country (like the little kingdom of Judah), and the inhabitants were not prepared to surrender, it was marginally safer for them to hole up in a fortified city and wait out the inevitable siege. This is what the people of Lachish tried to do.

Siege warfare, which involved the entire noncombatant population of the besieged town, was governed by a strict rule: before any hostile action, peace was offered in return for surrender to the besieging army. If this offer was refused, the town’s adult male population was liable to death and its property to confiscation.


Even so, there was little chance of beating the Assyrians, since part of their power lay in their reputation – first for success, but also for dealing unmercifully with kingdoms who did not toe the line.

This gave them a psychological edge.

Assyrian kings used the inscriptions in their own palaces, and abroad, as a warning to foreign nations. They boasted that they destroyed all cities they took, and they often claimed to have killed entire populations.


These declarations had a deliberate public-relations purpose, as deterrents, warnings to anyone who even thought about rebellion or resistance.
According to these inscriptions, the most imaginative refinements of cruelty were reserved for cities resisting the Assyrians:

With battle and slaughter I stormed the city and captured it, 3,000 of their warriors I put to the sword; their spoils and their possessions, their cattle and sheep I carried off.

Many captives from among them I burned with fire, and many I took as living captives. From some I cut off their hands and their fingers, and from others I cut off their noses and their ears. I put out the eyes of many.
I made one pillar of the living, and another of heads, and I bound their heads to posts round about the city.

Their young men and maidens I burned in the fire, the city I destroyed,

I devastated, I burned it with fire and consumed it.

Another inscriptions says:

I took the city, and 800 of their fighting men I put to the sword, and cut off their heads. Multitudes I captured alive, and the rest of them I burned with fire, and carried off their heavy spoil.

I formed a pillar of the living and of heads over against his city gate and 700 men I impaled on stakes over against their city gate.

The city I destroyed, I devastated, and I turned it into a mound and ruined heap.
Their young men and maidens I burned in the fire.’

The Bible records that at the siege of Jerusalem, Sennacherib’s officer, taunting the Jews on the city, wall, assured them that they were doomed to ‘eat their own faeces and drink their own piss’ (2 Kings 18:27).

See Archive Exposition of Micah 5:1-9 in Following Prophecy Updates 62 to 69

Micah 5:2-6 – But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. [3] Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. [4] And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. [5] And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. [6] And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.

Begin Excerpt from Ynet News

Hamas in Gaza preferable to ISIS in Gaza

Op-ed: This is probably the worst timing to talk about interests shared by Israel and Hamas. The heart says ‘never,’ but what does the mind say?

Efraim Halevy

July 4, 2014

On the eve of the discovery of the three kidnapped teens’ bodies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented his political and security-related doctrine to the citizens of Israel and the world. No more moves of response tailored for the needs of the hour, but an organized doctrine pointing to an intention to implement a consistent policy, step by step.

The regional developments, according to Netanyahu, require the erection of an efficient and reliable security fence along the Jordan River, both in order to combat dangers from the east and northeast and in order to effectively control the movement of the Palestinian residents living between the western security fence and the new eastern one.

The premise indicated in his speech is that the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria will get accustomed to this situation, whether due to lack of choice or because of simultaneous efforts to provide them with improved living conditions, a thriving economy and a certain degree of self rule, subject to Israel’s security needs.

Israel, according to Netanyahu, will continue its uncompromising battle against the terror led by Hamas and will claim prices which may be greater and harder, as long as it takes. At the same time, it will develop an initiated regional policy and team up with countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, and will especially be loyal to Jordan.

In this framework, Netanyahu devoted a specific, unequivocal statement to Kurdistan, which is still a district in northern Iraq, and publicly declared his support for its political independence.

But there is no certainty whatsoever that this policy can be implemented. The Palestinian public in Judea and Samaria is starting to wake up, and the clashes developing between Jews and Arabs are multiplying and intensifying. Mahmoud Abbas’ control of his people is growing weaker, both because of his own failures and because in the past few months Israel has been operating against him both publicly and in other ways to force him to take the road we are outlining.

In this state of affairs, individuals and groups may initiate acts of revenge, some of which will be thwarted while the others will inflame the situation even more.

As it is clear that the Palestinian side will not be able to receive the suggested outline, Abbas will be forced to fight it or get out of the arena. The Palestinian Authority’s collapse will be an inevitable outcome.

On the regional level, the Kurdish move is filled with problems. Netanyahu made his comments shortly after US Secretary of State met with Massoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdish district in northern Iraq, and begged him not to push for the region’s independence. Netanyahu’s declaration pushes Israel one step further away from its American friend and joins other moves of estrangement from its ally.

The Israeli move likely aims to encourage the establishment of a Kurdish state in territories where significant Kurdish publics live. We are talking about a future annexation of lands from northern Iran, Turkey and Syria to the new state. There is no idea which is further away even from Russia’s policy on this issue.

The case of a strong regional opposition to the establishment of a Kurdish state, I doubt that Israel, with all its abilities, will be able to carry the responsibility for the move on its shoulders. Let us just mention that during the Yom Kippur War, Israel had hoped that the Kurds would open a front against the Arabs in northern Iraq, but that hope was shattered.

Netanyahu also spoke about the radical Islamic forces – ISIS – which are moving fast towards Baghdad. He likely wrapped them in the same bundle with Hamas, but that’s not the case. Hamas is the most bitter and efficient rival of ISIS.

Khaled Mashaal declared Wednesday that Hamas was interested in maintaining its agreements with Israel which ended the two recent rounds – Operations Cast Lead and Pillar of Defense. Hamas in Gaza is preferable to ISIS in Gaza.

This is probably the worst timing to talk about the interests shared by Israel and Hamas, as we mourn the teens killed in a despicable murder. The heart says “never,” but what does the mind say?

Efraim Halevy is a former head of the Mossad.