Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Existential Securities"

Dear Pastors:

Current news on the Iranian situation states that the negotiations will carry on through today, rather than end yesterday.  We must continue to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, and encourage the Israelis to do whatever they have to, in order to preserve the "Existential Securities" of the Jewish people.

National Security Council considers plan for Israel strike on Iran

7:55PM BST 23 May 2012

By David Blair, and Thomas Harding

"The National Security Council has discussed a range of possibilities, including how Iran might retaliate by trying to close the Strait of Hormuz.

This vital waterway at the entrance to the Gulf is only 21 miles wide at his narrowest point and serves as the conduit for about 35 per cent of the world's seaborne oil shipments.

The Royal Navy retains a permanent presence in the Gulf, currently led by HMS Daring, a Type 45 destroyer and one of the most advanced warships in the world.

Whitehall sources confirmed that ministers discussed the range of contingencies when the National Security Council gathered for a routine meeting last Wednesday. However, a source said this was not prompted by any expectation of an imminent Israeli strike on Iran.

The meeting focused on the possibility of a "third party" taking action – which means Israel rather than Britain or America.

But neither London nor the United States has ruled out launching military action against Iran's nuclear facilities if diplomacy and economic pressure fail to resolve the confrontation.

Britain has treaty obligations to defend almost all of the Arab states in the Gulf. "Our hands are pretty much tied if any of the states invokes the agreements saying they need our aid then we will have to turn up," said a Whitehall source.

Since the Libyan campaign last year, the RAF is understood to have updated its plans for joining a possible US-led attack on Iran. Tornado GR4 bombers would lead any assault by flying direct from RAF Marham in East Anglia to the Gulf region to fire their Stormshadow cruise missile at a range of up to 350 miles from any targets in Iran. They would then land at a Gulf state where they would be based for future missions.

Eurofighter Typhoons, whose ground attack technology is less advanced, could be used to provide air defence.

Sentinel reconnaissance aircraft of the RAF are already based in one Gulf state. They could provide "real time" surveillance and eavesdropping on Iranian targets.

A Royal Navy attack submarine has also deployed to the Indian Ocean with an arsenal of Tomahawk cruise missiles that could hit targets 400 miles away.

But any British contribution would be a fraction of the firepower that the US has discreetly amassed in the region over the last year. Six F22 Raptors, the world's most advanced fighters, have been deployed to the Gulf, joining a squadron of up to 18 F15E Strike Eagles, designed for long range bombing raids.

B1 Lancer bombers and an array of surveillance and drone aircraft are already based in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

Meanwhile, two American carriers are in the region: USS Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln, which deploy a total of 80 F18 Super Hornets capable of striking more than 200 targets in a single day.

Iran nuclear talks: world powers 'creating difficult atmosphere'

World powers are hindering talks in Baghdad with Iran over its nuclear programme, creating a "difficult atmosphere", according to an Iranian delegate.

Iraqi Government Spokesman Ali Al-Dabagh (L) speaks to the media outside the negotiation room while envoys from Iran and six world powers meet for a second day of talks on easing concerns about Tehran's nuclear programme Photo: EPA

11:28AM BST 24 May 2012

The so-called P5+1 nations – United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany – have pushed Iran for concessions on its uranium enrichment programme, following a 15-month diplomatic freeze and talks in Istanbul last month."What we heard in Istanbul was more interesting ... We believe the reason P5+1 is not able to reach a result is America," the official told Reuters. "(P5+1) came to Baghdad without a clear mandate so we think the atmosphere is difficult."

Iranian media meanwhile said the chances of talks continuing are "very low," with several outlets saying Iran had essentially been handed Israeli demands.

A correspondent with Iran's Al-Alam network reflecting the Iranian delegation's views in Baghdad said the so-called P5+1 – the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany – had to sweeten incentives for Iran to suspend parts of its disputed nuclear programme for talks to go on.

"All depends on whether the other side is ready to adjust their proposals," the reporter said. "But due to the shortage of time, the possibility of coming up with these decisions is very low."

Al-Alam, and the Fars and Mehr news agencies all criticised a P5+1 package of proposals on the issue as essentially echoing demands from Israel – an indication that the assessment was held by Iran's leaders.

"The discourse used in the talks very much resembles ... that used by the Israeli prime minister and defence minister," the Al-Alam correspondent said.

"Remarks from the P5+1 seem to be echoing those of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu," the Fars news agency said.

"In the Baghdad meeting, the P5+1 team, in particular the United States, is making remarks similar to those of Israeli officials," the Mehr news agency said.

The outlets also suggested that the United States was dominating the P5+1 side and that it was "stonewalling," as Mehr put it.

They speculated that the P5+1 delegations had insufficient authority to modify the proposal they had made.

Israel: do not waver in talks with Iran

Ehud Barak, the Israeli defense minister, has urged world powers not to waver in key nuclear talks with Iran, warning that any failure to halt enrichment could see them obtain weapons.

The fear is that a nuclear-armed Iran would destabilize the already volatile Middle East and sound the death knell for 60 years of international efforts to prevent the spread of atomic weapons, sparking a regional arms race Photo: GETTY

2:46PM BST 23 May 2012

Speaking as Iran and six world powers engaged in talks in Baghdad, the Iraq capital, he said "we must watch out the partial concessions do not allow Iran to avoid a tightening of sanctions."

"Without strengthening the current painful sanctions, Iran will continue towards a nuclear capability," the defence minister told Israel's public radio.

"We must not blink, give up or capitulate until the very last minute," he said.

"If they let them continue, Iran will keep on enriching uranium from 20 per cent to 60 per cent and 90 per cent and they really will get a nuclear weapon. I don't know exactly when but it will happen," he warned.

"Now is the time for the entire world to stop them," said Mr Barak.

The so-called P5+1 grouping of diplomats from permanent UN Security Council members Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany held a first round of talks with Iran on April 14 in Istanbul.

Iran reportedly made a counter-proposal to the P5+1 group with five items based on "the principles of step-by-step reciprocity". Talks were expected to continue into Thursday.

A day ahead of the second round, UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano said his agency was poised to ink a deal with Tehran.

His comments were greeted with deep suspicion by Israel, which sees Iran's willingness to talk as a ploy to win an easing of sanctions and to gain more time for enrichment.

The world powers are hoping to secure Iran's agreement to suspend 20 per cent enrichment and to ship its stockpiles of enriched uranium abroad.

But Israel has poured scorn on the P5+1 talks, with Barak deriding its demands of Tehran as "minimalist" and saying they would never be enough to make Iran halt its nuclear programme.

"If we set the bar too low, there is a danger that they will get most, if not all of what they want, and the Iranian nuclear programme will continue," he said.

Anything less than a demand to stop enriching uranium to 20 per cent and to 3.5 per cent, to remove all enriched uranium outside of the country, and to close down the Fordo plant near the holy city of Qom, was not enough, he said.

"The Iranians are continuing their game of chess in order to achieve nuclear weapons," he said, adding the customary warning: that "all options remain on the table" – a reference to a possible pre-emptive military strike, which Israel has refused to rule out.

Later Wednesday, Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon articulated the Israeli warning.

"The sanctions must continue and tighten, alongside international seclusion, support of the opposition and a reliable military option," he wrote on his Twitter account.

"If all this does not help, someone might have to instigate a military move against Iran," he warned, without noting who or how.

Earlier this year, Yaalon – who served as Israel's military chief – warned that no Iranian facility, however reinforced, is immune to Israeli attack.

The West and Israel, widely considered the Middle East's sole if undeclared nuclear power, suspect Iran is using its nuclear programme to build atomic weapons, charges that Tehran denies."

I don’t know any more than you do at this present time. But, am being faithful to keep an eye on the Middle East and Events coming rapidly down the pike there.




Thursday, May 3, 2012


Dear Friend,

Attached below, you will find an e-mail from Anat Tal, VPM ‘Boogie’s’ Chief of Staff.  As you know, the Lord has made a connection between myself, the Christians, the Jews, and the current Vice Prime Minister.

This week I had a long conversation with Anat concerning many issues pertaining to Boogie’s re-election campaign. Today or tomorrow I am going to try to make phone appointments for Boogie and Anat to discuss their needs with former U.S. Senator Don Nickles (R- OK, 1981-2005); during which time, the only black Republican in the Senate or House was J. C. Watts, who served with Newt Gingrich who recently dropped out of the Republican Presidential race.

Last evening I signed a check for a $1,000.00 donation to Moshe Ya’alon’s re-election campaign.  Psalms 15:4 says it is a "...sweareth to his own hurt..." sacrifice on the part of my wife and I.  We don’t really have the money.  But, as Dr. Max Price said earlier this week, "You cannot out give God."  I have never donated to a political race in Israel so it’s a first for me.  Anat’s below e-mail tells you how to make a contribution.

For you Christian Brethren [and ladies] who could join me in doing this, let me say that I think we are close to the coming of our MESSIAH!  If that will be the case, just think of how it will be to watch our investments in Israel during the Seven Year Great Tribulation!  And see what our giving will be to the sorting of itself out!   Genesis 12:3's "blessings" will also kick in for your sacrifice - be it $50, $100, $200, $300, $400, $500, $750 or $1,000.

For you,  our "Jewish Cousins", let me say this, Israel is your everlastingly covenanted country. Had Boogie occupied the position he now does, I don’t think the Road Map Peace Plan would have given away the 21 communities of the Gush Katif or the 4 in the Shomron.  And, since I know you Jews "control the world’s monies" [just listen to the liberal dems], turn loose of the maximum [$2850] and send it to Boogie’s re-election.  Am I become your enemy because I tell you the truth?

For this ole poor boy from the panhandle of God’s Texas, a nothing, a nobody, these are exciting days. Although my 72nd year of living has been harder upon me than any of the previous years,  it has been, by far, the most exciting of any of the years I have lived by being allowed to get involved in all the matters I have relative to the Jews.  (I will finish my 72nd year on May 19th.)  My friend, Lt. Col. Eyal Rozen, Israel’s Army Military Attaché,’ is working on an appointment  for me to come May 17th and speak to a group of Jews in D.C.




Letter from  Anat:
Dear Friends,

This past term has been a very busy one for Vice Prime Minister Moshe (Boogie) Yaalon.As the Minister for Strategic Affairs and a Member of the inner Cabinet, the "Octet", he has been involved in the most pressing security matters. This has been Minister Yaalon's first political experience after a lifelong civil service in the military, filling key positions such as the head of the military intelligence, OC central command and finally the 17th IDF Chief of Staff. His career has placed him in the center of policy making for the last two decades. His experience has been instrumental in shaping his concept of world politics. On Feb 2009 Minister Yaalon was elected as a member of Knesset in the Likud Party and later as the Minister for Strategic Affairs. During his term as a Minister he initiated a number of key issues pertaining to current challenges facing the State of Israel. For Example-

1. Building Partnerships and Synergies in Countering the Assault on Israel's Legitimacy-

In light of the orchestrated assault on the legitimacy of the State of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, the Ministry for Strategic Affairs led, coordinated and mobilized all collective resources to meet this challenge. Under Minister Yaalon, the Ministry initiated a program of action through coordinating cooperation with the main Jewish organizations around the world and other relevant government offices.

2. Initiating the "Culture of Peace and Incitement Index"-

The Index considers four main issues (explicit incitement to violence,
encouraging an atmosphere of violence and terrorism, incitement to hatred and
demonization and the failure to prepare people for positive processes) and has been constantly updated and presented in various forums in order to influence the Palestinian Authority to stop incitement to, and educate for, violence. The purpose of the index is to change the approach by the Palestinian Authority and receive their formal recognition of the State of Israel as the State of the Jewish People.

3. Leading the Israeli Strategy in the issue of the Iran-

The Iranian nuclear threat is the biggest challenge facing Israel and the free world today. By working closely with the PM and contributing to his efforts to draw world leader's attention to the Iranian threat, Minister Yaalon perceives this as the most pressing issue on his agenda. The key role that he has played in this issue of national and global security has contributed to the success of exposing this danger as a top priority receiving immediate attention by the west, led by the USA.

4. Supporting the PM in the issue of Settlements-

Working in collaboration with Minister Benny Begin, VPM Yaalon was responsible for attending to challenges and difficulties rising from Israel's settlement policy.

In conclusion, to summaries some of the issues VPM Moshe Yaalon gave his
personal attention to, during his active period in office in his capacity as the Minister for Strategic Affairs. In the future he wishes to continue to serve in a key position that will enable him to influence Israel's policy in matters of both world security and domestic challenges facing the country.
In light of the approaching primary elections to the Likud party we have opened a Bank account for VPM Yaalon's campaign. If you are interested and would like to make a contribution, please note below the current details of his account-Moshe (Boogie) Yaalon- The Likud Primary Elections Bank number 12 (Hapoalim), branch number  507, account number 208307.If you are sending the money by check, please write down this address: Anat Tal, 83 Hatamar St, Kefar Bin Nun, 99780.
Donations could also be sent by credit or a bank transfer. If you've decided to wire the money please make sure that all of your personal details are written down (Full name, address) and if possible please mention that this is indeed a private account.

Please note-

1. The Maximum sum for  donation is 2,850$ or 11,100 Shekels

2. The donation may only come out of a private account.

3. Please note the donation may only be given to a maximum of three
candidates. If you have decided to donate money to more candidates than allowed- you're money will be returned to you. For further inquiries you are welcome to contact me either by this email or my mobile number. Thank you for your support and looking forward to yet another fruitful term.

Anat Tal
PA to Minister Moshe Yaalon