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US Leads Major War Drill in Jordan – Israel Not Invited
Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-15-12 | Gabe Kahn

Posted on 05/15/2012 7:08:00 PM PDT by 444Flyer

The United States is leading what it described as the "largest military exercises in the Middle East in 10 years" in Jordan on Tuesday.

Eager Lion 2012 “is the largest exercise held in the region in the past ten years,” Major General Ken Tovo, head of the US Special Operations Forces, told reporters in Amman.

“Yesterday we began to apply the skills that we have developed over the last weeks in an irregular warfare scenario … They will last for approximately the coming two weeks,” he added.

“The message that I want to send through this exercise is that we have developed the right partners throughout the region and across the world … insuring that we have the ability to … meet challenges that are coming to our nations,” Tovo said.

Over 12,000 soldiers are taking part in the war games, representing 19 countries, including Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Britain, France, Italy, Spain and Australia.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: australia; bahrain; egypt; france; iraq; israel; italy; jordan; lebanon; pakistan; qatar; saudiarabia; spain; syria; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 05/15/2012 7:08:03 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

This explains the DEBKA report I read last week. Guess they aren’t so wrong after all...

2 posted on 05/15/2012 7:10:17 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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“Israel Not Invited to NATO’s Chicago Summit”

3 posted on 05/15/2012 7:10:52 PM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3) /// Thailand? Rev. 20:1-3)
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4 posted on 05/15/2012 7:12:19 PM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3) /// Thailand? Rev. 20:1-3)
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To: 444Flyer

I suspect they have a more pressing engagement elsewhere..

5 posted on 05/15/2012 7:19:00 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: TheRhinelander

I read that report also and can only say: Damn...WTF...Oh crap...and edited. The Kenyan capt is taking the good ship America down.

6 posted on 05/15/2012 7:21:32 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA!)
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To: 444Flyer

While they are all doing ‘the exercises’ together, Israel will take care of the Iran business.

7 posted on 05/15/2012 7:25:41 PM PDT by George from New England
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To: mcshot
The Kenyan capt is taking the good ship America down...

Take note of the close proximity of these war drills by significantly islamic countries (except for Austrailia...) to the up and coming Russian war drills in Colorado.

9 posted on 05/15/2012 7:52:40 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: F15Eagle
Interesting name given the exercise, eh? "Eager Lion". Those outcasting Israel or setting themselves against it best be aware.

Makes me think of Psalm 2, Matthew 22:44 and Revelation 5:5.

10 posted on 05/15/2012 8:40:00 PM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3) /// Thailand? Rev. 20:1-3)
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11 posted on 05/15/2012 9:00:02 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at
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To: 444Flyer

An enemy which shielded Bin Laden is invited. But our biggest ally in the region is excluded. Absolutely despicable. I don't know how I could serve in good conscience today. Glad I did so under decent presidents.

12 posted on 05/15/2012 9:00:13 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 444Flyer

This sounds like a joint effort by 7 Community Colleges to launch a satellite using a giant sling shot.

13 posted on 05/15/2012 9:10:38 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 52% who pay Federal taxes)
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US Leads Major War Drill in Jordan – Israel Not Invited
Nineteen nations are conducting the ‘largest military exercises in the Middle East in 10 years’ in Jordan


Over 12,000 soldiers are taking part in the war games, representing 19 countries, including Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Britain, France, Italy, Spain and Australia.

Jordanian army operations and training chief Major General Awni Adwan said the military exercise “has been in the planning phase for the past three years.”

“No forces will be deployed north … the exercise is not connected to any real world event,” Adwan said when asked if the war games were related to the ongoing violence in Jordan’s northern neighbor Syria.

“This has nothing to do with Syria. We respect the sovereignty of Syria. There is no tension between the Syrians and us. Our objectives are clear,” Adwan said.

Israel – despite having extensive security agreements with Jordan – was not invited to participate in the exercises. Several Arab nations participating in the drill are still formally at war with the Jewish state.

Washington has granted Amman $2.4 billion in military and economic aid in the past five years, according to official figures.


Eager Lion 2012

The United States and Jordan will conduct Exercise Eager Lion 2012 from May 7 to May 28.

The exercise brings together more than 12,000 participants from more than 15 countries over five continents. Its focus is to strengthen military-to-military relationships of participating partner nations through a joint, whole-of-government, multinational approach.

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So Israel is off the list as a ‘participating partner nation’ now? How transparently, intentionally obama. Lord, bless and protect Israel and her people.

14 posted on 05/15/2012 11:12:26 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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Maybe there is a military reason Israel is excluded so obviously, I don’t have a clue, but things look to be heating up terribly in Syria, with repercussions for the whole region. We just keep praying the authentic warriors for peace are making the decisions ....



Another indication of the tensions generated by Syria’s descent into chaos came early this month when Israel’s military called up six reserve battalions to serve on the borders of Egypt and Syria. They also obtained parliamentary permission to summon another 16 other reserve battalions if necessary.

Israeli military officials are closely tracking events in Syria. They fear the sudden collapse of Mr. Assad’s regime could result in groups affiliated with al-Qaeda trying to seize control of the Golan Heights.

There are fears prolonged conflict in Syria could drag the Middle East into a new round of terrorism and ethnic and religious strife.

Fighting spilled over into Tripoli, Lebanon, this week, where eight people have died in three days of sectarian gunfights between groups supporting different factions in Syria.

The threat of a wider terrorist campaign surfaced in Damascus last week, when two car bombs exploded outside a police intelligence office, killing 55 people and wounding 300 more.

“The car bombs drove home the point that the insurgency is getting more lethal and capable all the time,” said Joshua Landis, a Syrian expert at the University of Oklahoma.

“Damascus must worry about becoming more like Baghdad and Kabul.”

15 posted on 05/15/2012 11:21:11 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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I can barely await Caroline Glick's next column.

16 posted on 05/15/2012 11:21:39 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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17 posted on 05/15/2012 11:27:11 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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Thank you very much for the ping.

Prayers for Israel, for us, for our troops...

18 posted on 05/16/2012 12:24:06 AM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: 444Flyer
Romney can sure hammer Bari on this and lack of a visit during his presidency.

...unless he pulls a Juan MeCain.

19 posted on 05/16/2012 9:03:57 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 444Flyer

In another news Israel finds new ally........Russia

20 posted on 05/16/2012 1:06:15 PM PDT by ravager
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21 posted on 05/16/2012 3:52:15 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Quix
Revelation 17

The Scarlet Woman and the Scarlet Beast

17 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”

3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written:


6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.

The Meaning of the Woman and the Beast

7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. 8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. 10 There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. 11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.

12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”

15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which you saw on[d] the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. 18 And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”


Seven Hills/Mountains

City of the seven hills

Amman is the modern and ancient capital of Jordan, formerly the Ammonite capital city of Rabat-Ammon, and later the Graeco - Roman city called Philadelphia.

Originally spread over seven hills like Rome, Amman now covers at least nineteen hills.
It is a city of contrasts, a mixture of ancient and modern. Often referred to as “the white city", Amman’s houses are a great canvas of overlapping beiges, ochre and whites. The outstanding whiteness is the result of the white stones of the country used in construction-rough hewn, smooth or lightly veined, and even polished white marble.

Ten kings/Nations See: Psalm 83

As always there's lots more...

22 posted on 05/17/2012 12:59:58 PM PDT by Jeremiah Jr (Chi ha-Olamim)
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23 posted on 05/17/2012 8:34:32 PM PDT by Quix (Time is short: INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix; Ezekiel
I had just written this and what happens!

The Prince of Persia

The books of Daniel and Yohanan's Revelation are virtual bookends, what begins in Daniel is further elucidated in Revelation.

For example the beast that rises out of the abyss in Revelation was thrown into it in Daniel.

He is, The Prince of Persia.

Let's get started.

Turn to, Daniel chapter 4, king Nebuchadnezzar's dream.

Read it, then read it again and then once more for good measure.

Note: The contents of this dream were not only directed at Nebuchadnezzar but also at the Prince of Persia.

There are several key phrases (from the dream) you should take notice of as they resurface later on in the book of Daniel.

Daniel 4

13 “I saw in the visions of my head while on my bed, and there was a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven. 14 He cried aloud and said thus:

‘Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, Strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the beasts get out from under it, And the birds from its branches. Nevertheless leave the stump and roots in the earth, Bound with a band of iron and bronze, In the tender grass of the field. Let it be wet with the dew of heaven, And let him graze with the beasts On the grass of the earth. Let his heart be changed from that of a man, Let him be given the heart of a beast, And let seven times pass over him.

17 ‘This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.’


The tree, Nebuchadnezzar and the Prince of Persia.

4:13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;

A Watcher, the Archangel Michael

Daniel 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

Holy One, Yeshua

Daniel 10:5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: 10:6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

Compare to:

Revelation 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

And of course!

Matthew 1:24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

For more fun do a word search (Bible Gateway) on the 'Holy one of Israel' you'll glean a great deal.


Leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and bronze.

Roots in the ground = Prince of Persia into the abyss.

Daniel 10:20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Greece shall come.


The sacking of the Prince of Persia allowed the Prince of Greece to fill the void.


Fast forward to Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

And: Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

The beast was, in Daniel's day, is not, Yohanan's day, and shall ascend... has ascended.


With a band of iron and bronze.

See: Daniel 7
19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of bronze; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; 7:20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

The ‘band of iron and bronze’ from chapter 4 turns into iron teeth and bronze nails.

He’s back!

10 horns/kings, See: Psalm 83.

Three fell, Saddam Hussein, Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi, and note: These three were uprooted as they had nearly a 100 years of combined rule in the Middle East, no small feat.

Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots:

Now for a little refining information...

Daniel 11:37 He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers (Chemosh, Milcom) or for the one desired by women (Ashtoreth), nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. 38 Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses (Allah); a god unknown to his fathers he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. 39 He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price.

Compare to:

II Kings 23:13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.


Very simply, it boils down to a family feud.

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah on down to David and to Yeshua.

Abram, Ishmael on down to Muhammad and on to...The A/C

24 posted on 05/21/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT by Jeremiah Jr (Chi ha-Olamim)
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