U.S. intelligence report warns of the first nuclear war between India and Pakistan: Revelation 8:1

U.S. intelligence report warns of large-scale war between India and Pakistan

Anando Bhakto

An Indian military trooper stands guard on the outskirts of Srinagar on March 25. Photo: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP

A report from the United States has claimed that nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan might engage in a large-scale war unwittingly, even as they would like to avoid military hostility.

The Global Trends report, released April 7 in Washington, noted: “India and Pakistan may stumble into a large-scale war neither side wants, especially following a terrorist attack that the Indian government judges to be significant.” The report is compiled by the U.S. government’s National Intelligence Council once every four years.

A similar report released by the Obama administration in 2017 had warned of a pandemic and a vast economic disruption as its fallout.

The report looks at the trigger for the potential war between India and Pakistan. It said the ability of some militant outfits to conduct attacks, New Delhi’s resolve to retaliate against Islamabad after such an attack and Islamabad’s determination to defend itself “are likely to persist and may increase” in the next five years.

It warned: “Miscalculation by both governments could prompt a breakdown in the deterrence that has restricted conflict to levels each side judges it can manage.”

The U.S. intel report also noted that such a war could translate into long-term economic fallout. It noted that “a full-scale war could inflict damage that would have economic and political consequences for years”.

The report further underlined that the U.S. policy in Afghanistan is likely to impact the neighbouring countries, especially India and Pakistan. “U.S. actions in Afghanistan during the next year will have significant consequences across the region, particularly in Pakistan and India,” it said.

This would be “especially true” if a security vacuum emerges in Afghanistan that results in a civil war between the Taliban and its Afghan opponents, expanding freedom of manoeuvre for regional militant networks, or criminals and refugees flow out of the country, it adds.

The report concluded that developments in Afghanistan would fuel political tensions and conflict in western Pakistan and sharpen the India-Pakistan rivalry.

Iran Nukes Up on Nuclear Day: Daniel 8

Iran launches advanced uranium enriching machines to mark nuclear day

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(Reuters) – President Hassan Rouhani reiterated Iran’s commitment to nuclear non-proliferation on Saturday while overseeing the launch of advanced centrifuges at the underground Natanz nuclear plant to mark National Nuclear Technology Day.

Iran has breached many restrictions imposed by a 2015 deal on its atomic activities in response to former president Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the deal in 2018. The two nations have laid out tough stances at indirect talks in Vienna this week on how to bring both back into full compliance with the accord.

A live video link carried on state TV showed Rouhani ordering the injection of uranium gas into 164 IR-6 centrifuges, 30 IR-5 centrifuges, and mechanical tests on IR-9 machines with the capacity of 50 early IR-1 machines – a likely new breach of the nuclear deal.

The ceremony unveiled 133 advances over the past year in the country’s nuclear industry mostly in the fields of medicine, power, agricultural and energy, state television said.

“Once again, I stress that all our nuclear activities are peaceful and for non-military purposes,” Rouhani said in televised remarks.

“We continue to be committed to our pledge to NPT (non-proliferation treaty) and to the world not to deviate militarily from our nuclear programme,” Rouhani said.

The talks in Vienna, in which European Union officials are shuttling between the remaining parties to the deal and the United States, aim to restore the bargain at the core of the agreement – restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of U.S. and other international sanctions.

The United States was the first to renege on that bargain under Trump, who vehemently opposed the deal and sought to wreck it. He pulled out, reimposed the sanctions that were lifted, and brought in many more. Iran responded by breaching many of the nuclear restrictions.

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Clelia Oziel)

The Chinese and Russian Nuclear Horns Respond to Babylon the Great: Daniel 7

Russia and China’s coordinated approach to the US moves!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Telegraphnepal

N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Needless to say, American loss is China’s gains and vice versa.

As the luck would have it, China’s advances are immense these days.

The month of March this year has tentatively favored China speaking on political terms.

It was this month which brought China and the US almost to a violent verbal confrontation in Alaska wherein US Secretary of State Antony Blinken exploded on China on the matters related to Xinxiang and Hong Kong affairs which China claims that these were its internal dealings.

The US also, as usual, complained against China on issues related with Taiwan and Chinese pressure on Australia in the recent months.

US top diplomat Antony Blinken confronted with China’s diplomatic team led by Communist Party Secretary on Foreign Undertakings, Yang Jiechi and the sitting Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

The two top Chinese diplomats told the US in no uncertain terms that it in no way is the “spokesman for international public opinion and it should resolve its own domestic problems instead of trying to create new copies of American democracy abroad”.

It was almost some sort of verbal challenge to the US from China.

Writes Robert Ford in his fresh article on “Chinese Diplomatic Gains against America” dated March 31, 2021 quoting Yang Jiechi as saying that “Washington should stop its interventions to change regimes, and fix its own human rights failures, for example the problems with America’s black communities”.

Perhaps he was referring to some incidents in the US that have gone against the Black Americans in the recent years and decades.

Even in the recent days and weeks, the Asian-Americans have become the targets of some in the US. This is scary indeed.

Notably, Robert Ford is a former US ambassador to Syria and Algeria and a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute for Near East Policy in Washington.

If one were to believe Robert Ford then the Alaska meet was a catastrophe for the US wherein the confronting side China almost prevailed over its arch enemy.

Should this mean that Trumpian administration was more aggressive on China than the incumbent Biden’s management?

In addition, the Chinese diplomatic team at Alaska also suggested the US to repose trust on the UN system and allow the UN body to speak on international issues.

Quite interestingly, almost the same sentiments were put on record by the Foreign Minister of Russian federation, Sergei Lavrov, in Guilin City in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region during his fresh visit.

FM Lavrov was in Guilin City from March 22-23 last month.

This meet of Wang and Lavrov-the two veteran diplomats from China and Russia is significant in that the two countries appear on the same page on prevailing international issues after the US-China Alaska meet held on March 18.

The stance taken by the Chinese and the Russian side goes against the position taken by the US on global concerns.

The Russian-China coming together may bring in political complications for the new US administration, say South Asian political commentators.

This meet amply demonstrated that both China and the Russian federation have decided to take a coordinated approach to the US moves on international matters.

Much to the surprise of the US administration, FM Lavrov through a Russian Foreign Ministry statement criticized the “Western attempts to promote its concept of a rules-based international order.”

Sergei Lavrov stressed that China and Russia both reject the “illegal unilateral sanctions” leveled by the West and discussed the two countries’ efforts to reduce the influence of the U.S. dollar.

Writes the MEMRI ( Russia, China | Special Dispatch No. 9252 dated March 24, 2021) that according to Chinese senior analysts, the joint statement is a significant setback for the U.S. “rules-based international order,” as it stresses that all countries must resolutely safeguard the international structure, which includes the United Nations, and the international order, which is based on international law.

The Chinese position on democracy after Wang Yi and Sergei Lavrov meet says that, “There is no uniform standard for the model of democracy. The legitimate right of sovereign states to choose their own path of development should be respected. Interfering in sovereign states’ internal affairs under the guise of ‘promoting democracy’ is unacceptable”.

This is strong word for the US.

This statement makes clear the Chinese concept of democracy which sharply differs from the notion of the US on democracy and its inherent values.

It would be apposite to present the “model of democracy” in Nepal which has been run by India bend-RAW trained thug aristocratic communists who are perhaps excessively loved by the US also or else these ruffian Nepali communists would have been unseated by the US which, as far as we understand, hates Communists and its spread across the globe.

If the US hated baby Kim of North Korea then Nepali communists are more scoundrel sort of Communists than what baby Kim Jung-un is.

Or some even say that since the Nepali communists are not communists worth the name so the US takes them as “aristocratic democrats” and does not fear of their spread or for that matter their corrupt practices.

To recall, long time back the US Ambassador Michael E. Malinowaski expressed his eagerness to visit the UML headquarters in Balkhu.

The hooligans who occupied Balkhu palace replaced the photos of Marx, Lenin, Stalin and Mao with that of Abraham Lincoln.

The US envoy was quick enough to notice the Communists thuggery. He then must have “informed” Washington of the Communist tricksters of Nepal.

Or some even say that the US likes the Nepali communists as they tentatively work for the RAW-Indian spy agency.

This way, the Communists serve the Indo-Pacific strategy and serve the US in a broader sense.

Back to the point:

Apart from the Chinese and the Russian views on democracy mentioned in the joint statement, the two powerful countries also talk on Iran, and peace in Afghanistan and many more.

On UN, the two foreign ministers from Russia and China stressed the need to follow the UN Charter and uphold true multilateralism and make international relations even more democratic than what it is today and accept and promote peaceful existence even with the countries that have differing political system(s) of their choice and have chosen their own development models.

As regards Iran, both China and Russia have asked the US to lift sanctions on Iran and settle the nuclear dispute with the Islamic State through the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The US’s overly stretched sanctions on Iran, notably, has only benefited Beijing to expand its influence in Tehran and ink a deal worth 400 billion.

This massive 400 billion Beijing-Tehran deal signed March 27, 2021, is talked to be far bigger than the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (With 60 billion investment).

Iran is now tentatively in China’s orbit.

All that China wants from Iran is the uninterrupted and “discounted” supply of Oli for long time to come which is expected to fulfil China’s increasing/swelling energy demands.

Had the US not imposed sanctions on Iran, India would have entered and exploited the Iranian energy for its development and that too at a dirt cheap price.

Iran is saved from Indian thuggery because of the latter’s strong ties with the US.

Political analysts now expect that the 400 billion Chinese investment in Iran will in all likelihood benefit Imran Khan’s Pakistan through the spillover effect.

South Asian analysts opine that the role of Pakistan due to its geo-strategic position is very essential in connecting China and Iran.

Pakistan’s political connections with these countries is in excellent form that bodes well for Pakistan specially and the region at large.

A Moscow based American analyst Andrew Korybko in an article published in the Express Tribune dated April 01, 2021 describes the China-Iran fresh deal as a “lifeline that would enhance the West Asian country’s long term stability in the face of US sanctions and increased US led regional military pressure.

Korybko adds saying that “it is in Pakistan’s interest not only to see to it that the larger neighborhood remains stable but also to enhance its regional connectivity with all interested countries in the vicinity.

Writes Korybko, “considering the fact that Pakistan hosts the Belt & Road Initiative’s (BRI) flagship of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, CPEC, it’s only natural that this megaproject expands westward into Iran as a result of China’s reportedly promised investments there”.

Chances thus remain high that the China aided Pakistan’s CPEC touches the proposed China’s investment in Iran.

This is logical in that Pakistan being darling to both China and Iran which may prompt both the countries in “consensus” to devise some mechanisms that benefits a nuclear Pakistan.

Pakistan having the expertise gained from the CPEC mega projects may assist both Iran and China in a way the countries prefer.

Moreover, Imran Khan being very close to the top Iranian and Chinese leadership will have no problems in approaching the two countries appealing them to explore some projects of commercial benefits for Pakistan.

Not only this, PM Khan by the same token is also not that far from the US who can use his good offices, if need be, to mediate between the US and China and the US with Iran.

It is up to the countries to seek if they wish to bring in Pakistan for mediation efforts.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said, March 18 last month that Iran, as a rich source of energy, has the capacity to meet Pakistan’s energy needs.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is our neighbor and a rich source of energy through which Pakistan’s energy needs can be met,” Khan said at the inaugural session of the two-day Islamabad Security Dialogue held March 17, 2021 in Islamabad.

This means that PM Khan was in advance knowledge that in a couple of days hence, China and Iran will enter into a mega deal.

To recall, the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini, last December while talking to a TV channel RozeNews, had said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the countries that is a rich source of energy, especially oil and gas and it is ready to help its neighbors meet their energy demands.

And Pakistan is one of the nearest neighbor of Iran.

Writes Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani in his fresh article “The Deal of Cooperation” dated April 02, 2021, that “the focus of Pakistan’s foreign policy is the promotion of cordial relations with the international community, but it is a matter of grave concern that our two neighbors, China and Iran, have been under US pressure for a long time. Both countries are also facing many hurdles in order to carry on international trade and foreign business activities”.

Dr. Ramesh is a member of the National Assembly and patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council.

His article infers that since both China and Iran are currently the US target so the two aggrieved countries have had necessarily to come closer for their individual benefits and also to keep the region stable.

In addition, there are strong political rumors that India is being asked by the Gulf countries to adopt the route of Pakistan, instead of Iran, for access to the Middle East.

India and the Gulf countries enjoy cordial relations but yet why the Gulf nations now press India to adopt the route of Pakistan to get linked with the Central Asian countries is a point that needs serious debates.

And here again, Pakistan also enjoys cordial ties with the entire Gulf nations- more so with Saudi Arabia, the Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar.

For the Saudis in the recent days and weeks, Pakistan’s PM Khan has become already a role model in so far as green environment revolution is concerned.

The Saudi Prince MBS is learnt to have already invited PM Khan to boost the afforestation drive in his country the way Khan has planted several billion trees in Pakistan that is being taken as an exemplary initiative for others.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman duly announced the Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative last week which aims to reduce carbon emissions in the region by 60 percent and tackle deforestation, among other plans.

MBS is learnt to have been impressed by Khan’s tree plantation drive in Pakistan.

Moreover, in the recent days the Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have held telephonic conversations with each other and have vowed to work for peace and stability in the region and beyond.

It could thus be stated that the Saudis have once again inched closer to Pakistan.

Pakistan is close to Iran-the enemy nation for the entire Arab world and Israel.

But Pakistan is close to both-Iran and the Arab world. This has some meaning underneath.

President Biden has left Pakistan and Nepal this time from attending the Climate Conference. This is mysterious indeed.

Now on Afghanistan:

The Russia-China joint statement also talks on peace in Afghanistan.

On Afghanistan matters, the two sides attach importance to various international efforts together with the Moscow process and hope that all dialogue mechanisms pertaining to Afghanistan will complement with each other.

They also opined that peace and stability in Afghanistan should be “Afghan-owned and Afghan-led,” as stressed many a times by PM Imran Khan.

Khan has reasons to see peace and stability in Afghanistan as it borders the war torn country.

Washington is on record to have offered credits to Islamabad for encouraging Afghan Taliban leaders to the talks with the U.S. that brought the historic February 2020, Doha, deal to set the stage for closing what has been the longest war in American history.

In the meanwhile, Moscow had hosted the international conference on Afghanistan March last month, at which Russia, the United States, China and Pakistan released a joint statement calling on the Afghan sides to reach a peace deal and curb violence, and on the Taliban not to launch any offensives in the spring and summer.

Speaking on political terms, Pakistan is the single country in South Asia which enjoys cordial ties with China, the US, The Russian federation and the countries in the Gulf plus Iran.

Pakistan needs now to exhibit its diplomatic acumen for establishing peace and stability in the region and beyond. That’s all.

Pakistan Army discusses situation along border leading to the first nuclear war: Revelation 8

Pakistan Army discusses situation along border with India

By ET News

Pakistan Border. (File Photo: IANS)

The Pakistan Army’s top brass on Thursday discussed the situation along the border with India, including the Line of Control, after an agreement to restore the ceasefire agreement.

The 240th Corps Commanders’ Conference chaired by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was held at GHQ, Rawalpindi and the participants undertook a comprehensive review of global, regional and domestic security environment.

The army said in a statement the forum expressed confidence in operational preparedness of the army displayed during recently-held formation exercises.

“Forum held a detailed discussion on the situation along the Eastern Border/LOC especially the environment post ceasefire understanding 2021 between the DGMOs,” it said.

In February, Pakistan and India agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and address each other’s core issues and concerns which have the propensity to disturb peace and lead to violence.

An agreement was reached between the two countries after the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan held discussions over the established mechanism of hotline contact.

Beware the Islamist Underbelly outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Beware the Islamist Underbelly

by Sam Westrop

National Review

April 10, 2021

Dozens of businesses and charities linked to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas have been incorporated and managed from this unassuming property on Store Street in London.

Tucked away in the east of London, Store Street is just a short walk from the enormous Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, built for London’s triumphant hosting of the 2012 Games. The squat, unremarkable home in a cul-de-sac at number 32, however, lives in a rather more dangerous world. It is from here that, for many years, dozens of businesses and charities, controlled by British representatives of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, have been incorporated and managed.

Trustees of organizations registered at the address include Mohammad Sawalha, a representative of Hamas’s political bureau; Mohammad Jamil Hersh, an Israeli-sanctioned terror activist; Zaher Birawi, a leading British Hamas representative; and Essam Mustafa, a founder of the U.S. designated terrorist-financing charity Interpal, who is described by the federal government as having “served on the Hamas executive committee under Hamas leader Khaled Misha’al.” This list barely scratches the surface.

32 Store Street and its assortment of radical proxies, it turns out, is the home of Sayam and Co, an accountancy firm apparently serving terrorist interests by hosting, managing, and keeping the books for a considerable array of extremist proxies. Ignored by the British government, it operates with impunity.

Western governments habitually turn a blind eye to the “support staff” of Islamist groups.

All across the West, in fact, governments have made a habit of turning a blind eye to the “support staff” of extremist movements and terrorist groups. The noisy front lines of Western Islamism naturally contain its most visible advocates: activists, lobbyists, spokesmen, community groups, mosques, and charities. But all these Islamist individuals and institutions — long locked in battle with ordinary Muslims for the control of Western Islam — subsist on a lesser-known underlying infrastructure.

It is in the quieter background that an industry of Islamist attorneys, accountants, lobbyists, businessmen, PACs, and private grant-making foundations, among other professionals and institutions, all diligently toil — working to advance radical agendas through (mostly) lawful means.

Tracking these support staff — including accountancy firms such as the Hamas bean counters in London — generates new understandings of how lawful extremist networks (along with their unlawful terror-finance arms) all operate. Studying the lawful Islamist underbelly helps analysts, law enforcement, and journalists understand the degree of collaboration and dependency between the sundry Islamist sects and their component factions.

In Illinois, for example, it is fascinating that one accountancy firm — C&A Financial — does the books for not just the Al Furqaan Foundation, a Qatari-regime-funded Salafi organization whose officials express violently extremist rhetoric, but also the Khalil Center, a Turkish-regime-linked project of a terror-tied activist named Halil Demir, a former official of a designated al-Qaeda financing outfit.

Similarly, there are lessons to be drawn from the fact that Sterling Management Group, in Herndon, Va., still remains the accountant of choice and the controlling voice for member organizations of the SAAR network, a web of charities and businesses accused by federal prosecutors during the 2000s of laundering money for terrorism.

Sterling Management Group CEO M. Yaqub Mirza meeting with Nancy Pelosi in 2014.

It is even more interesting that the Sterling Management Group recently prepared the tax returns of a number of lesser-known private Islamic foundations around the country, such as the Khandekar Family Foundation, whose recent 990 forms show that it has handed over tens of thousands of dollars to a variety of radical charities and social organizations, such as the radical North American Bangladeshi Islamic Community, a notorious proxy of the violent South Asian Islamist movement, Jamaat-e-Islami.

But of all the hundreds of bookkeepers of American Islamism, among the most prolific by far is Mostafa Afr and his firm, A&A Management, in Southfield, Mich. Almost 50 private Islamic grant-making foundations with Islamist ties, along with a scattering of radical charities, have specifically registered their offices to 26300 Telegraph Road — Afr’s office in Southfield — with an additional 30 Islamic foundations otherwise listing Afr as their accountant in filed tax returns.

Of the radical charities among Afr’s 80 clients, some of them are already familiar to federal officials. The FBI, for example, has stated that the Muslim American Youth Association (MAYA) “played pivotal roles in building [the Palestinian terrorist group] Hamas’s infrastructure in the United States.” The FBI claims that “MAYA served as a conduit for money to Hamas . . . and served as a forum where Hamas could promote its ideology and recruit new members.”

In 1995, Sheikh Muhammad Siyam was invited to address a MAYA conference, where, according to the New York Times, he told the crowd: “Finish off the Israelis. Kill them all. Exterminate them. No peace ever.” The last published IRS records for MAYA list its registered office as Afr’s office address.

Another prominent Islamist charity, LIFE for Relief and Development, also had its books managed by Afr. In 2006 (the last year LIFE was listed at Afr’s office), FBI agents raided LIFE’s nearby offices and its officials’ homes, uncovering close ties to Saddam Hussein’s intelligence services. One of LIFE’s officials was jailed and the charity itself was fined $780,000. Today, LIFE is just as extreme: Its current CEO, Hany Saqr, shares extremist material on social media openly backing the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and denouncing Egypt’s President Sisi as “the dog of the Jews.”

Mostafa Afr relaxing in his hot tub (Facebook)

Is Afr just a hapless number cruncher who happens to get into bed with some very unsavory clients? Hardly. To start with, he is a staunch supporter of his radical clients. In a rare 2010 interview with Arab media, Afr claimed that LIFE was unfairly “subjected to great injustice and persecution.”

In that same interview, Afr warned his Arab audience that the “Zionist lobby” seeks to “exterminate Muslims in America and uproot Islam from the whole world.” The 2008 financial crisis, Afr claims, was “fabricated” to “cover the costs” of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Moreover, Muslims should beware of banks offering Islamic financial products, because “most of those who own these banks . . . are Jews.”

Indeed, to combat such purported Jewish influence, Afr established his own (short-lived) Islamic bank, as well as four charter schools, all subsidized by the taxpayer. As a wealthy man, he also established his own grant-making charity, the AFR Foundation. Curiously, he has also owned several ice-hockey teams.

I emailed Mostafa Afr to ask about his comments, his partners, and his relationship with groups such as MAYA. He did not respond.

The danger of accountants such as Afr goes far beyond their personal radicalism.

The danger of accountants such as Afr goes far beyond his own personal radicalism. Over the past ten years, published tax returns of the private grant-making foundations both previously and currently linked to Afr’s accountancy firm disclose the distribution of over $20 million, across more than 3,400 grants, to over 700 organizations — with enormous amounts ending up in the pockets of radical groups. Some grantees share dozens of Afr’s clients as donors — suggesting a sustained, coordinated financial arrangement or, at the very least, a shared radical focus.

Thirty-one of Afr’s foundations, for example, handed over a total of almost $600,000 to Islamic Relief USA, a branch of the global Islamist franchise recently denounced by the U.S. State Department and a number of European governments because of its officials’ “vile anti-Semitic vitriol” and support for designated terrorists. In both Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Islamic Relief’s British headquarters is banned as a terrorist organization.

A 2012 joint event held by the Afr-linked Muslim charity Helping Hand for Relief and Development and Al Khidmat Foundation, the charitable wing of the violent South Asian Islamist movement Jamaat-e-Islami.

The main U.S. proxies for the violent South Asian Islamist movement Jamaat-e-Islami — Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) and branches of its sister organization, the Islamic Circle of North America — received well over $80,000 from over a dozen Afr foundations. As first revealed in National Review, HHRD has openly collaborated with the Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were murdered, including Americans.

Additional huge amounts of money are reported being given to hardline Salafi and Deobandi institutions, along with many tens of thousands of dollars to groups and charities long accused of links with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, including multiple branches of the terror-tied Council on American–Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Muslim American Society. In 2019, members of Congress called for an investigation into the Philadelphia branch of the Muslim American Society after it organized an event at which children sang about torturing and beheading Jews.

Significant amounts of the outgoing monies cannot be tracked at all. For instance, one of Afr’s clients reported the transfer of over $300,000 to a generically named “Sharia Assoc” in Egypt, with no other details offered. Meanwhile, Afr’s personal grant-making foundation reports giving significant yearly sums to an organization of which no public record exists.

Afr’s clients appear to cater to both Sunni and Shia extremists.

Afr does not appear to serve just one Islamist cause. Several of his clients, for example, appear to cater to Shia extremists. Over $400,000 has been given to the Al-Mabarrat Charity Association, the U.S. arm of a reported Lebanese charitable proxy for the terrorist group Hezbollah. Similarly, nearly $100,000 has been distributed to institutions that overtly support the Iranian regime, such as Dearborn’s Islamic House of Wisdom and the Islamic Center of America, which have long been associated with senior Iranian regime officials.

Moreover, it is noteworthy that a considerable number of the Afr network’s payments do not stop with the first grantee. Recipients often appear to pass the money on to other, equally worrying charities and organizations. The Michigan-based Foundation for Justice and Development, for instance, has received over $100,000 from Afr grant-making foundations, only to distribute its funds every year almost exclusively to Mercy Without Limits, a Kansas-based charity whose officials were senior members of Muslim Brotherhood networks, including Afr’s old client, the terror-tied Muslim Arab Youth Association.

Much of the network, it seems, is incestuous. A substantial amount of funds is passed between current and former clients of Afr, according to the grants disclosed in their 990s. But there are also close logistical links. For example, almost $50,000 from Afr clients was given to Baitulmaal, a Texas charity that unashamedly funds Hamas proxies in Gaza, and that is currently run by Mazen Mokhtar, a former Taliban fund raiser. Not only has Baitulmaal shared officials with LIFE for Relief and Development, but Baitulmaal’s founder, Hasan Hajmohammad, petitioned for naturalization using a letter of support from Afr’s Muslim Arab Youth Association.

Whether it’s the Hamas initiative at Store Street in London or the pan-Islamist facilitators at Telegraph Road in Michigan, organized, powerful Islamist fundaments continue to operate across the West. And Afr is far from the only American example.

Following 9/11, there had been, for a while, a concerted effort to destroy such networks. In the 2000s, the federal government brought vast law-enforcement investigations and ground-breaking prosecutions targeting Islamist financiers and their support staff. Some extraordinary successes, such as the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial, served to decimate many Islamist networks across the United States.

The U.S. government has shifted focus away from terror finance and its supporting infrastructure.

But this zeal soon fizzled out. Varying degrees of political interference in the early years of the Obama administration led to a number of vitally important investigations’ being dropped, and there was a distinct shift of focus away from the problems of terror finance and its supporting infrastructure.

The Trump administration, whose record on the question of domestic Islamism was surprisingly lousy, did little to resurrect the Bush-era efforts to go after Islamist infrastructure, despite a promise by candidate Trump in 2016 that “support networks for radical Islam in this country will be stripped out and removed one by one.” Meanwhile, the Biden administration shows little interest in the subject of Islamism at all.

It is amid this current obliviousness that Islamism will flourish, and a new generation of Islamist “support staff” will rebuild the financial, logistical, and legal infrastructure that extremist movements operating across the world use to advance their agenda and influence.

We will pay a heavy price later if we do not remember what happens when Islamists are left to their own devices.

Sam Westrop is director of Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum.

Report: US, Israel fear possible Hamas victory outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Report: US, Israel fear possible Hamas victory in elections

February 22, 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Brussels, Belgium 24 March 2021 [Olivier Hoslet/Anadolu Agency]

April 10, 2021 at 11:40 am

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi have shared concerns in a phone call about Hamas’s potential victory in the upcoming Palestinian parliamentary election, RT reported on Friday.

In a report issued by the Israeli Walla news website, RT disclosed that Ashkenazi voiced Israel’s worries to Blinken about the possible victory of Hamas due to the fragmentation of its rival movement, Fatah.

However, Ashkenazi confirmed that Israel was not placing any obstacles to undermine the parliamentary elections slated for 22 May.

Walla reported that Blinken responded to Ashkenazi by stressing that his country does not oppose the Palestinian general elections.

He reiterated that the US administration believes that Israelis and Palestinians should enjoy equal measures of freedom, security, prosperity and democracy.

The US Department of State, according to a Walla report republished by RT, urged that whoever takes part in the Palestinian elections: “Must renounce violence, recognise Israel and respect previous deals.”

Both Israeli and US officials have confirmed that they would instead prefer if the Palestinians postponed the elections on their own accord, Israeli sources told Walla.

Iran Already Has The Bomb: Daniel 8:4

What If Iran Already Has the Bomb?

As the United States begins to renegotiate the nuclear deal with Iran, prominent authors at the National Review believe Iran might already have the bomb and is just waiting for the perfect time to use it.

By Brent Nagtegaal • April 8

On Tuesday, the highly anticipated nuclear renegotiations between the Biden administration and Iran finally began in Vienna. And as with the last set of talks that culminated in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, it is already obvious that although the United States holds all the leverage, it is Iran who will come out on top.

Iran wants to reinstate the deal that President Barack Obama’s team negotiated with little desire to make it tougher. In essence, this means undoing the economic sanctions President Donald Trump imposed in 2018 in return for the promise of halting its nuclear weapons program, at least for the next four or five years.

Luckily for Iran, the same cast that negotiated the deal for Obama is back in the room with the same Iranians.

Representing Iran is Abbas Araghchi, the deputy foreign minister who reports to the ever smiling Javad Zarif. The American side is led by Robert Malley, Obama’s point man on the 2015 accord. The last time around, Obama’s team agreed to a deal that would limit Iran’s overt nuclear program for a decade. All the while $150 billion of unfrozen cash would be wired to Iran, as well $1.8 billion in cash that jetted to Iran coinciding with the release of American hostages.

This time, there is about $30 billion that would be unfrozen on day 1 of the deal. At the same time, President Trump’s sanctions would come down, giving Iran open access to international markets.

There have been rumors that the United States will try to harden the deal to include Iran’s work on ballistic missile testing, the delivery system for a nuclear weapon, as well as limiting some of Iran’s other malign activities—but given the Obama team’s track record, there is little chance of that.

Yet with all of the talk of the specifics of a nuclear deal, there is also an eerie sense that the whole scene in Vienna is but a show, simply a cover for the U.S. to justify its foreign-policy shift toward strengthening Iran rather than containing it. Obama wanted to empower Iran in 2015 and did so with the nuclear deal. Now it’s 2021, and Obama’s men are back to finish what they started.

This notion that the nuclear negotiations are a fraudulent show becomes even more believable when considering that Iran may already have nuclear weapons.

On March 19, National Review published a piece titled “Iran Probably Already Has the Bomb. Here’s What to Do About It.” The article goes through a series of points to show why it is highly likely Iran already possesses nuclear weapons.

The article is not some pie-in-the-sky fantasy written by the uninformed. Instead, it holds the byline of five distinguished intelligence specialists. Listed first is a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Ambassador R. James Wolsey.

The official line based on reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency (iaea) is that Iran is about 3-6 months away from a nuclear weapon, should the regime choose to pursue one. However, this calculus is fraught with problems. As noted, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United States intelligence communities have a poor track record at being nuclear watchdogs. “iaea inspections failed to discover clandestine nuclear weapons programs in North Korea, Pakistan, Iraq and Libya. In 1998, the intelligence community’s ‘Worldwide Threat Assessment’ failed to warn that, just a few months later, Pakistan and India would overtly ‘go nuclear’ with a series of nuclear-weapons tests,” stated the report.

Specifically, with Iran, the authors show that the ability of the International Atomic Energy Agency to present a true picture of Iran’s weapons program is limited by access. They write, “iaea inspections are limited to civilian sites, and restricted from military bases, including several highly suspicious underground facilities where Iran’s nuclear-weapons program almost certainly continues clandestinely. Imagery of one vast underground site, heavily protected by [surface-to-air missiles], shows high-voltage powerlines terminating underground, potentially delivering enormous amounts of electricity, consistent with powering uranium enrichment centrifuges on an industrial scale. So iaea reports on Iran’s enriched-uranium stockpile almost certainly are not the whole story.”

Added to the lack of true accountability, the authors of the National Review story highlight Iran’s close relationship with North Korea. As we have reported previously, North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is intertwined with Iran’s. North Korean scientists have been spotted working with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran, and Iranian scientists were in North Korea for several of its nuclear tests. “North Korea could easily have exchanged information with Iran and even tested Iranian nuclear weapons as well as their own—if there is any difference—without the U.S. and its allies knowing whose weapons were being tested,” they write. Given the collusion between the two, it’s likely that North Korea’s nuclear tests were also Iran’s nuclear tests.

So if Iran already has nuclear weapons, why go through the charade of nuclear talks?

Simply because nuclear blackmail is a heavy incentive for Iran to get what it wants from the West. Iran needs access to international trade to fund the regime’s expansionist goals, and a deal that looks to slow Iran’s quest for a bomb in return for that access is palatable to many Westerners. If Iran revealed its nuclear weapons, there would be little chance the West would agree to bring Iran in from the cold. But by keeping it covert, Iran can get the money it needs to stabilize the regime in Tehran, as well as continue its nuclear program.

The National Review authors also posit another, more alarming, reason for Iran keeping a lid on its nuclear arsenal (emphasis added throughout):

Ominously, Iran may be forgoing the deterrence benefits of an overt nuclear posture because it is building toward the surprise future employment of nuclear capabilities to advance the global theological agenda of the ayatollahs and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, the world’s largest and most sophisticated terrorist organization.

In the opinion of the authors, Iran may be hiding its nuclear weapons because it is waiting until it has enough nuclear ammunition for an overwhelming surprise attack.

This is a chilling warning. But it is one that falls in line with Iran’s messianic objectives, as well as biblical prophecy.

In his book The Rise of a Nuclear Iran, former Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold wrote an entire chapter explaining why the traditional nuclear calculus of mutually assured destruction does not apply to Iran. For other nations, it’s irrational to use nuclear weapons against another nuclear power, lest the nuclear retaliation destroys your own. But Iran does not follow this same logic.

Gold writes, “Can a nuclear Iran be effectively deterred from engaging in nuclear brinksmanship in the future, just like the ussr was deterred during the Cold War? This is an area where there is an extreme amount of uncertainty. … During the Iran-Iraq War, it used the methods of martyrdom again for large human wave attacks against the well-equipped Iraqi Army. While the leaders of the Iranian regime might not want to lose their own lives in a military exchange with the West, they have not demonstrated many reservations about sacrificing hundreds of thousands of their own people.”

Even Dennis Ross, a former adviser to President Obama, agreed with Gold’s assessment. In 2006, he said, “As for those who think that the nuclear deterrent rules that govern relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War will apply in a nuclear Middle East: Don’t be so confident.”

Based on its theology, Iran’s leaders aren’t bothered by the destruction of Iran if it furthers the global Islamic cause.

Rationality and logic are often sacrificed on the altar of religion. With Iran, this is especially true. Since 1979, Iran has been ruled by radical Islamist ideology that glorifies martyrdom, even on the national level.

“We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah,” declared the late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini following the 1979 Iranian Revolution. “For patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land [Iran] burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.” The Islamic Republic’s founding leader didn’t value national self-preservation. Above all, he glorified martyrdom in order to spread Islam.

“Where do we look in drawing up the national security strategy of the Islamic Republic of Iran?” asked Iran’s current supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in 1991. “Do we look to preserve the integrity of our land, or do we look to expansion? … We must definitely look to expansion. The Islamic Republic’s survival depends on the support of a global Islamic force.” Here is Iran’s top leader endorsing the violent expansion of radical Islam, even if it means destroying the nation of Iran.

To many people, this thinking is absurd and entirely irrational. What does it stem from?

Ultimately, it is rooted in an Islamic fundamentalist belief espoused in a branch of Shiite Islam called “Imamiyyah,” or “Twelverism.” Twelvers believe that a figure called “the mahdi,” or the “12th imam,” is the last of a dozen divine imams who are heirs to an Islamic nation. Their eschatology says the mahdi was born in the mid-ninth century, then disappeared from humanity, and will return during a time of global calamity. The mahdi will arrive during an apocalyptic war and will bring justice to the world by raising the flag of Shiite Islam in every corner of the Earth.

Chaos is a primary prerequisite to this messianic figure’s return. Many Twelvers believe they can hasten his reappearance by intentionally stirring up global chaos. To Twelvers, it doesn’t matter whether you win the war, as long as you start the war! Bernard Lewis, an eminent scholar and historian of the past century, stated that for the Iranian regime, “[m]utually assured destruction is not a deterrent—it’s an inducement.”

Among Iranians, Twelverism is not a fringe belief. Between 90 and 95 percent of Iran’s 83 million people are Shiite Muslims. Of this group, 85 percent are Twelvers. More than 60 million Iranians believe the mahdi will return amid massive global chaos! Khomeini was a Twelver. Khamenei, the current supreme leader and the most powerful man in Iran, is too.

In 2012, Khamenei stressed how relevant the Twelver doctrine is in modern Iran. He told his people, “The issue of Imam Mahdi is of utmost importance, and his reappearance has been clearly stated in our holy religion of Islam. … We must prepare the environment for the coming so that the great leader will come.” Again, that “environment” is one of global suffering and anarchy!

“Do you know why we should wish for chaos at any price?” said former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005. “Because after chaos, we can see the greatness of Allah.”

Mehdi Khaliji, an Iranian Shiite scholar trained in the holy city of Qom, says the mahdi will not return unless “one third of the world’s population is killed and another third die.” Carnage of this magnitude requires the use of nuclear weapons.

Certainly, there are many in Iran who value life, both individually and nationally, over chaos and destruction. But Iran’s most powerful and influential leaders, the men behind the nuclear program, believe it is their duty to create the global chaos required in order for the return of their mahdi!

And here you have a report by reputable authors in the National Review who fully believe that Iran already has nuclear weapons. Remember that quote, “Ominously, Iran may be forgoing the deterrence benefits of an overt nuclear posture because it is building toward the surprise future employment of nuclear capabilities to advance the global theological agenda of the ayatollahs ….”

As we have seen, combining a suicidal ideology that glorifies martyrdom with nuclear weapons is perhaps the greatest threat the world faces. Nuclear war becomes not only a matter of if but when.

Watch Jerusalem editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote about other dangers of a nuclear Iran in his booklet, The King of the South. He writes:

Iran is extremely radical—the king over radical Islam. Where is this nation’s pushiness leading? To war! Just as it has in the past. It’s leading to terrifying war with weapons of mass destruction. It can lead no place else.

A basic understanding of human nature and history should tell us that. All the wishful thinking in this world won’t stop that calamity—just as the pacifist dreamers of the 1930s didn’t stop Adolf Hitler!

History thunders for us to awaken.

If Iran does indeed already have nuclear weapons, Mr. Flurry’s warning only becomes more dire.

Don’t be fooled by the nuclear negotiations taking place in Vienna that are supposedly meant to curb Iran’s nuclear ambition. They are actually providing cover for the extreme danger that faces all of us. Ezekiel the prophet warned not to heed the prophets of peace when destruction was at the door (Ezekiel 13:8-16).

Nuclear negotiations promise peace and safety. But in reality, sudden destruction could be around the corner.

There is no reason that you need to be taken by surprise. God promises to always warn before destruction comes. The message of Mr. Flurry and Watch Jerusalem is that warning, which God intends to reach this world as a witness, but also to reach individuals who are willing to respond before that destruction comes.

Numerous prophecies in the Bible declare that the coming nuclear war will not be proceeded by a slow buildup of nuclear arms. It won’t come at the end of some sunset clause; it will come unexpectedly. For most, it will come without warning!

But you need not be taken off guard by what is coming. You can be aware and prepared. To get ready and to know what your response should be for the protection of you and your family, please read The King of the South, by Gerald Flurry.