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Dear Friends

[1] When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. [2] Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. [3] And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne; [4] and the smoke of the incense rose with the prayers of the saints from the hand of the angel before God. [5] Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth; and there were peals of thunder, voices, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.

[6] Now the seven angels who had the seven trumpets made ready to blow them.

[7] The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, which fell on the earth; and a third of the earth was burnt up, and a third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. [8]The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea; [9] and a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. [10] The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water.

[11] The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the water, because it was made bitter. [12] The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of their light was darkened; a third of the day was kept from shining, and likewise a third of the night.

[13] Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice, as it flew in midheaven, "Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets which the three angels are about to blow!"

We have seen what has happened to the earth now with Chernobyl and Fukushima and with the fires and with the mass forestry clearances in the Americas and in Asia and Africa.  These problems of Revelation chapter 8 will simply escalate. We are now about to proceed into the Wars of the Fifth and Sixth Trumpet. Syria has used chemical weapons against its own people and the two sides of this sectarian war are destroying a large number of innocent men women and children.

The UK parliament refused to back the Prime Minister on an attack mission in Syria but were then stunned to find out that Cameron and the British government had approved the supply of the nerve agents for the production of the Sarin gas to Syria not ten months ago.  The great war crime of the regime was actually enabled by these people in Westminster.  Great and just art thou O Lord God for you will bring their iniquity down on their own heads.  Syria will make sure that these biochemical weapons are placed in the areas where they will do the most harm.  The London underground will be riddled with them as will other concentrated areas in Britain and in France such as Le Metro and in NY in the subways, and in Sydney and elsewhere in Europe and Russia, and on it goes.

France has agreed that it will support the US in the strike against Syria and it is a breach of the Geneva Convention and of UN regulations and treaties.

The US will endorse the attacks from the Congress and the Senate and the coordinated strikes will be undertaken in the manner we see below.

The death that comes from immediate exposure will be delayed because the placement of the weapons will have a delayed effect all over the world.  There are 50 store places of the weapons in Syria alone.  Russia and China have deliberately frustrated the UN from being able to deal with the problem and they will themselves suffer from the insane dispersion by their Muslim minorities and then from the great wars of the Sixth Trumpet that follows the Fifth.  It is the source of the conflict in the Euphrates basin that spreads the conflict and the four great angels were confined at the Euphrates until this time in order to destroy a third of mankind.

And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key of the shaft of the bottomless pit; [2] he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.
[3] Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth; [4] they were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads; [5] they were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion, when it stings a man. [6] And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death will fly from them. [7] In appearance the locusts were like horses arrayed for battle; on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, [8] their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions' teeth;
[9] they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. [10] They have tails like scorpions, and stings, and their power of hurting men for five months lies in their tails. [11] They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abad'don, and in Greek he is called Apol'lyon. [12] The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come.

[13] Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God, [14] saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphra'tes." [15] So the four angels were released, who had been held ready for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, to kill a third of mankind. [16] The number of the troops of cavalry was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. [17] And this was how I saw the horses in my vision: the riders wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulphur, and the heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire and smoke and sulphur issued from their mouths.
[18] By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulphur issuing from their mouths. [19] For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; their tails are like serpents, with heads, and by means of them they wound.

[20] The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot either see or hear or walk; [21] nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their immorality or their thefts.

The United States military is ready to strike Syria as momentum grows in France and Britain for punitive action and the Syrian opposition says it has been informed of an imminent military attack.
"We are prepared. We are ready to go" if given such an order from President Barack Obama, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the BBC.

"We have moved assets in place to be able to fulfill ... whatever option the president wishes to take," he said.

The US and its allies blame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government for chemical weapons attacks on Wednesday in Eastern Ghouta and Maadamiyet al-Sham, outside Damascus, which the opposition claimed killed at least 1300 people.

The news comes after Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem warned his country would defend itself in a way that would "surprise" its enemies.

"We have two options: either to surrender, or to defend ourselves with the means at our disposal. The second choice is the best: we will defend ourselves,'' he said.

US Secretary of State John Kerry has made a flurry of calls to allies over the last ten days, including the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Canada, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Kerry has also been in contact with senior NATO, EU and Arab League officials, and he has spoken to his counterparts in Syria and Russia.

"There have been meetings between the Coalition, the (rebel) Free Syrian Army and allied countries during which possible targets have been discussed," officials said. They included airports, military bases and arms depots.

NBC cited unnamed high-ranking government officials who said the offensive would last more than three days and be limited to a specific target area.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the military would respond with "strength" should the Syrian regime retaliate against Israel in the event of a US-led missile strike.  Iran has stated publicly that if Syria is attacked a direct attack on Israel would be launched immediately.

The Greek Foreign Ministry refused to comment on a newspaper report saying the US has requested the use of its bases in the southern Peloponnese.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Berlin would support UN-led action in Syria.

But unanimous approval for such a move from the veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council is unlikely because of opposition from Syrian allies Russia and China, who have repeatedly voted down resolutions condemning Assad.

Russia said on Thursday 29 August it was sending warships to the Mediterranean, but denied it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria.
Interfax news agency quoted a source in the armed forces' general staff as saying Russia, Syria's most powerful ally, was deploying a missile cruiser from the Black Sea Fleet and a large anti-submarine ship from the Northern Fleet in the "coming days".

Any strengthening of the navy's presence could fuel tension, especially as the United States has said it is repositioning naval forces in the Mediterranean following an alleged chemical weapons attack which it blames on Syrian government forces.

"The well-known situation now in the eastern Mediterranean required us to make some adjustments to the naval force," the source said in a reference to the events in Syria.

It was not clear when the vessels would arrive but Interfax said the missile cruiser Moskva was currently in the North Atlantic and would set sail in the next few days.

President Vladimir Putin has said the naval presence is needed to protect national security interests and is not a threat to any nation. Russia cooperates with NATO navies against piracy and its ships call at Western ports.

The navy later said a deployment was imminent in the Mediterranean but suggested it would not increase the size of Russian forces there.

"This is not a new group ... but a planned rotation," the state-run RIA news agency quoted an unnamed naval official as saying.

Confusion has at times surrounded Russian deployments in the Mediterranean because of the secrecy involved.

Both RIA and Interfax later quoted the Defence Ministry as saying that in the rotation, to be conducted from September 1-7, a destroyer and two landing ships would replace a frigate and three landing ships in the Mediterranean.

Separately, the Defence Ministry website said the Moskva, which Interfax had reported was headed to the Mediterranean, was leaving Venezuela but would remain in the Atlantic for now.
Russia is one of Assad's biggest arms suppliers. It opposes any military intervention in Syria and has shielded Damascus against further sanctions at the UN Security Council.

Defence experts said the deployment of the two warships identified by Interfax could give Assad early warning of cruise missile launches, particularly by submarine, or jam radars or navigation systems, although they might never be used for this. They did warn Syria and others of the recent Israeli missile test.

"What we may be seeing here is an example of gunboat diplomacy rather than a deliberate attempt to interfere directly in any coalition strike militarily," said Lee Willett, editor of IHS Jane's Navy International.

"The simple presence of any ships will have an impact politically, and that is the primary intent."

Russia's chief of staff said in June the navy had stationed 16 warships and three ship-based helicopters in the Mediterranean, its first permanent naval deployment there since Soviet times.

Thus we are faced now with a build up of naval forces in the region.  France has the carrier Charles De Gaulle in the Western Mediterranean and will move it and its battle group into location for the attack in the build up to Atonement.

The carrier USS Nimitz and its battle group is being moved in to the Red Sea for a strike on Syria and the USS carrier Harry S Truman and its battle group is already stationed in the Red Sea.   The five guided missile destroyers are already located in the Eastern Mediterranean off Syria and they are each armed with dozens of cruise missiles (up to 100 each) which will be used in the strike. At least one submarine is already deployed off Syria also.

The NATO air forces will be moved into Cypress and also Turkey and Bulgaria at the NATO bases for the air strikes. Some may remain as far West as Italy.

HQ US 1st Armoured Division is in Jordan with a number of support forces.

The Arab League has condemned Syria and has called for this response and we can expect to see support from Saudi Arabia, UAE and the bases at Bahrain and Kuwait.

The attack will be precisely located over the Syrian regime forces against those items capable of delivering the chemical weapons such as tanks, artillery and mortars as well as the air forces and the missile batteries spread throughout Syria.

The intelligence reports concluded the regime had launched a chemical onslaught in the suburbs of Damascus last week, killing 1,429 people, including at least 426 children. It is beyond dispute that the world sees an obligation to respond to this blatant abuse and misuse of weapons of mass destruction. The UN is being slammed by the world over the failure and interference of Russia and China in the control of activities in Syria.  The biblical prophecies are about to unfold now in these two major wars.

The US will try to avoid boots on the ground because of the stupidity of Bush, Blair and Howard in the Iraq invasion. It is likely that Afghanistan will re-develop from this exercise.  The War of the Sixth Trumpet will escalate into the North and involve these northern powers.  It is a matter of when and not if.  Britain, Germany and Canada have ruled out any military strikes and Australia has said it will not commit troops. However they will have their hands full in Asia if this escalates.

French President Hollande said he and Obama "agreed that the international community cannot tolerate the use of chemical weapons, that it should hold the Syrian regime accountable for it and send a strong message."

Turkey, Syria's neighbor, went further still, demanding not just surgical strikes to send a message about chemical weapons but a sustained campaign to topple the regime.

"A limited operation cannot be satisfactory for us," Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by the NTV news channel.

Divisions over Syria have further chilled the frosty relations between Washington and Moscow ahead of the G20 summit next week in Saint Petersburg, where pointedly there will be no face-to-face talks between Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

French President Francois Hollande said a military strike on Syria could come by Wednesday and that Britain's surprise rejection of armed intervention would not affect his government's stand.

"France wants firm and proportionate action against the Damascus regime," he said in an interview to Le Monde daily on Friday. The French parliament is due to meet on Wednesday for an emergency Syria session.

Washington said that 1,429 people, including 426 children, had died in a chemical attack launched by the regime of Bashar al-Assad last week.

On Friday Angela Kane, the UN disarmament envoy who had visited Syria with the UN experts, left Damascus by car which drove her to the border with Lebanon, a 45 minute journey from Damascus.

She briefed UN secretary general Bank Ki-moon in New York later.

Damascus is trying to cloud the issue by the inclusion of Al Qaeda in the rebel forces.  There is no doubt that the Sunni forces there and among the Muslim Brotherhood seem bent on escalating war in both Egypt and Iraq and in Turkey. Western media are trying to misreport the true nature of the warlike or jihadist intentions of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Jabat al-Nusra and other groups linked to al-Qaeda have come to play a significant role in the fight against President Assad's government.

US Secretary John Kerry said samples from hair and blood gathered afterwards had "tested positive for signatures of sarin".

Mr Kerry implied that the US evidence was supplied by its own sources, rather than via the UN inspectors.

"In the last 24 hours, we have learned through samples that were provided to the United States that have now been tested from first responders in east Damascus and hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of Sarin," Mr Kerry said on NBC's Meet The Press.

The US has previously said it has evidence of Sarin use in other attacks.

Mr Kerry also said he was confident Congress would give its approval for the US to launch strikes against Syria.  This was a gamble but the Republicans appear to back the actions and Obama does not need congressional approval for the attack anyway. Some concern is held over what the responses would be against Israel.  However Scripture cannot be broken.

Forces which could be used against Syria:


Four US destroyers - USS Gravely, USS Ramage, USS Barry and USS Mahan - are in the eastern Mediterranean, equipped with cruise missiles. The missiles can also be fired from submarines, but the US Navy does not reveal their locations.

Airbases at Incirlik and Izmir in Turkey, and in Jordan, could be used to carry out strikes

Two aircraft carriers - USS Nimitz and USS Harry S Truman are in the wider region

French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is currently in Toulon in the western Mediterranean

• French Rafale and Mirage aircraft can also operate from Al-Dhahra airbase in the UAE

These forces are building up all the time and we do not know the extent of the submarine deployment with the Battle Groups, It will be much larger at the attack.

Pray for the welfare of the people in the region.

Wade Cox
Coordinator General