Understanding the U.S. Attacks on Syria: A Pragmatic and Prophetic Perspective


IN THESE DAYS of escalating chaos, confusion, and conflicting reports within our nation and around the world, many within within the body of Christ are increasingly concerned about “wars and rumors of wars” — especially as the U.S. has attacked Syria and has caused Russia to raise up in response.
Unfortunately, for reasons we’ll outline below, the truth is impossible to discern from the mainstream media. As a result, many people either come to fear what they hear; or they take flight from it and bury their heads in some other form of entertainment.
But as I hope to demonstrate, believers should not be anxious over world events; and neither should we be dismayed. While our inner peace and joy comes supernaturally by the Holy Spirit, it also comes by reading the Word of God, which supplies us with a biblical understanding of the times in which we live.
My prayer is that this research will help other believers understand “what in the world is going on?” with regard to U.S. involvement in Syria, what this means for America, and how these unfolding events fit in with Bible prophecy.


Putting all the Pieces into Perspective

In order to see the Big Picture, we need to step away from the mainstream media, which not only offers us limited information, but often misleading or wrong information. With the Bible as our guide, we realize that the events of this world are not merely random acts unfolding in surprising and isolated ways, but are instead interconnected and directed by both natural and supernatural means.
With your TV tuner switched off, let’s first take a look at some pieces of the puzzle that have been missing from the box:

2) Evidence suggesting latest chemical attacks were at least partly staged: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/jumping-conclusions-something-not-adding-idlib-chemical-weapons-attack/ Past evidence of propaganda staging called “exercise” when exposed as fake news: http://www.dcclothesline.com/2017/04/06/false-flag-flashback-the-white-helmets-admitted-to-staging-a-terror-video-in-2016/

3) The irony here is that 4 years ago, Obama tried this identical move (alleging a chemical attack by Assad against his people in Syria) which proved to be staged by the rebels). That the shadow government tried this same ploy again and then just rushed in without any confirmation shows lack of imagination, desperation, or both: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-04/trump-blames-obama-syrian-chemical-attack

4) Some of the whistleblowers on this whole ME operation include Gen. Wesley Clark, retired 4-star US Army general, who was the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the Kosovo War. After the 9/11 false flag, the general was apprised of plans to “take down 7 countries in 5 years: https://youtu.be/SXS3vW47mOE
NOTE: “6 out of these 7 countries (with the exception of Lebanon) identified by General Wesley Clark “to be taken out” [were] the object of President Trump’s ban on Muslims’ entry to the US:  Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, Iran and Yemen.” http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

5) John Kerry and John McCain are colluding with “terrorists” (mercenaries) for the overthrow of Assad. Kerry is on tape (listen or read the transcript): https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/04/04/president-trump-has-it-wrong-on-syria-assad-did-not-use-chemical-weapons-deep-state-neo-cons-misleading-the-president/

6) Here is additional proof of the U.S. agenda to oust Assad, in a 2012 report from the Brookings Institute (purportedly a “non-partisan” think tank which purportedly does not establish policy, but “makes recommendations”):
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7) One of the underlying causes of this conflict appears to be over competing routes for gas pipelines from Russia to Europe as they cross through Turkey and Syriahttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-24/oil-gas-war-over-syria-4-maps

8) The “White Hats” are presented as a humanitarian aid organization without any ties to governmental funding or direction; but a closer look reveals otherwise. Here are a couple of short videos exposing their purpose in Syria – along with their sources of funding. (If you only watch one, watch the second one first): The White Helmets – Al Qaeda with a facelift (4 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aAaReVn2I4

9) The White Hat propaganda even extended to the Academy Awards! This 11-minute video overlaps slightly with the shorter clip above, but contains additional clear evidence and important testimony of how the Syrian people view the White Helmets: The ‘White Helmets’ Documentary Wins Oscar Despite Evidence of Their Ties To Al Qaeda, IS (11 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZpgwqEZ_BQ

10) Mainstream media is complicit in the advancement of propaganda to the American people. Here, a CNN news anchor is left speechless when she interviews a congressman skeptical of the official narrative: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-06/cnn-anchor-speechless-after-congressman-questions-syria-chemical-attack-narrative Propaganda is disinformation: purposefully spreading false or inaccurate “information” to mislead the public. It is premeditated deception by design. Here’s another example of the ludicrous ways in which disinformation can be spread. (Note—I don’t personally care for or endorse Mark Dice, but this clip with his commentary illustrates the absolute absurdity of this disinformation campaign): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PY2RgoIIP8&feature=em-subs_digest

11) There was a time when I thought only the enemies of America used their media for propaganda. But regrettably, the U.S. is no different. Here’s an example of how the public was misled to support the first Gulf War (Persian Gulf War) under George Bush Sr. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/12/first-crisis-actor-1990-nayirah-claimed-iraq-killed-312-hospital-incubator-infants-kuwait-criminally-incite-war.html

12) It is interesting and important to recognize that in the midst of this conflict, China and Russia are advancing to eliminate the U.S. dollar as a world reserve currency by trading in their own currencies with each other and their allies. This has been budding for years, but may come to fruition during the Trump administration. (One way or another, a global financial reset is not only inevitable from a fiscal perspective, but also dovetails with an understanding of Bible prophecy, as nationalism is subverted by regionalism and ultimately globalism.) https://needtoknow.news/2017/04/china-russia-replace-us-dollar-reserve-currency/



What Does This Mean for America—
and for The World?

What is the U.S. doing in Syria, anyway?
Contrary to what the mainstream media conveys to America, that we are merely responding to aggression around the world in the name of freedom and democracy, the bottom line is that NATO and the U.S. are engineering regime change which benefits Western interests.
The reasons include corporate profits from the sale of weapons, control of natural resources, and the drug trade. But lesser known is the strategy of punishing sovereign nations who are attempting to de-link from the dollar as a reserve currency, and military invasion and coercion of those who refuse to play the global central-banking game. This critical 2013 analysis explains the little-known reason why Syria and its neighbors are in the cross-hairs:

“Countries laboring under the yoke of an extractive private banking system are being forced into “structural adjustment” and austerity by their unrepayable debt. [i.e. Greece] But some countries have managed to escape. In the Middle East, these are the targeted “rogue nations.” Their state-owned banks can issue the credit of the state on behalf of the state, leveraging public funds for public use without paying a massive tribute to private middlemen… https://ellenbrown.com/2013/09/04/making-the-world-safe-for-banksters-syriain-the-cross-hairs/

Well, imagine that—a sovereign nation that has the audacity to issue its own currency and its own credit. The last time this occurred in the United States was when President Abraham Lincoln issued “greenbacks” as a national currency to finance government operations during the Civil War. Private banks had offered to loan money to the government at 24 to 36 percent interest, which Lincoln refused. So successful was the greenback solution that he “seriously considered adopting this emergency measure as a permanent policy.” http://greenback.net
But just five days after the Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, Lincoln was fatally shot. The greenback solution was also terminated the same year. Almost 100 years later, JKF also attempted a similar strategy to institute “United States Notes” (in place of “Federal Reserve Notes”). He was also assassinated.
Since 1913, the “private middleman” in the United States has been the Federal Reserve Bank—which is neither Federal nor has any reserve. Conceived in secret by America’s original banking cabal, the Fed is owned and operated by globalists and for globalists who “print” and lend money to the government. With zero ability to repay the nation’s 20 trillion dollar debt, taxpayers are fully enslaved, and all public property, parks, and resources have essentially become collateral for the bank. The Fed has never been audited nor has it ever disclosed who its true owners are. This is an admission that no President will ever acknowledge or address, because they ultimately serve at the pleasure of the Federal Reserve Bank.

“Like Libya and Iraq before takedown, Syria and Iran have state-owned central banks that issue the national currency and are under government control. Whether these countries will succeed in maintaining their financial sovereignty in the face of enormous economic, political and military pressure remains to be seen.” https://ellenbrown.com/2013/09/04/making-the-world-safe-for-banksters-syria-in-the-cross-hairs/

What role does the President of the United States play in all of this?
Donald Trump campaigned and “won” conservative support based on his opposition to inciting war in the ME (Middle East). Unfortunately, it seems as though he’s reversed his position on invading or attacking Syria since issuing these tweets in 2013:

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So, what changed? Is Trump a pathological liar? A lunatic? A fool?

As I’ve previously written, while I do not by any means defend Trump as a saint, he would be a fool if he did not know that once elected, his hands would be quickly tied by the Military-Industrial Complex, which ultimately serves at the pleasure of the Central Banking cabal. While millions hoped that Trump would “drain the swamp” he has instead surrounded himself with billionaires and ambassadors from Goldman Sachs and the like.

There seems little reason to doubt that Trump was expressing true opinions when he opposed any U.S. involvement in Syria. It is remotely possible that he is deceived by the false flag op in Syria; or it may be that he is convinced to go along for “the greater good” of “defeating terrorism.”

But as has been the case with all U.S. presidents since the days of J.F.K., every sitting president has been held hostage in the Whitehouse by the CIA-MIC. And as this quote reveals, the Shadow Government has held control for a whole lot longer than that:

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics, is the first task of the statesmanship of today. — President Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)

Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. —President Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

A financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson. — President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

Even the disgraced Bill Clinton, husband to the traitorous Hillary Clinton (who was ironically involved in giving Russia control over U.S. uranium reserves in Wyoming, as well as selling State Department access to Clinton Foundation donors—many of them foreign) had this to say:

 There’s a government inside the government, and I don’t control it. — President Bill Clinton (1993-2001)

Unfortunately, what this means is exactly what I’ve been declaring for more than a decade now: That a truly righteous man is unelectable to the office of POTUS—but even if elected, he would literally have to lay down his life for his principles.

For this reason, I would not wish this office upon any man who had family or loved ones; because the MIC is real, and it has unlimited resources and means to deliver on its threats. In other words, it is simply not possible to lead without compromise in the office of President and live to tell about it.

(The somber reality of this has not fully registered upon the populace—even among conservative evangelicals—whose faith is still in fixing the system, not realizing that the system is already “fixed.”)

Many of us from America’s Boomer generation recall very well what happened to President John F. Kennedy when he threatened to expose and dismantle secret societies and the CIA’s involvement in regime change. [Here is a clip of his famous “ruthless conspiracy” speech:] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhkjYJAHCjM

JFK was a staunch Democrat. However, by today’s standards, many of Kennedy’s fiscal and foreign policies would be lauded by both conservatives and libertarians alike. It is reported that even Ronald Reagan drew from Kennedy’s example: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kylesmith/2013/11/08/modern-democrats-would-view-john-f-kennedy-as-a-reaganite-extremist/#357844e43beb

JFK was not a moral man, of course—a fact exploited by those who sought to control his presidency. To this day, the shadow government works overtime to secure secrets on prominent politicians, military officers, bureaucrats, religious leaders, and executives which they can use for leverage. It would be exceedingly naive not to assume the same is true for the former playboy, billionaire, and casino-builder-cum-president, Donald J. Trump.

Considering Trump’s very vocal opposition to Obama’s meddling in the Middle East (as illustrated by his ubiquitous twitter remarks) what factors can account for the president’s apparent reversal of opinion?

There are only a few possibilities:

1) Trump represented his true feelings prior to becoming a presidential candidate, but was deceived by the Military-Industrial Complex and the Syrian false flag chemical attack, and was persuaded that U.S. involvement (including missile strikes in Syria) are necessary for the “greater good.”

2) Trump represented his true feelings during the campaign, but was forced by the MIC to go along with the Syrian false flag chemical attack, perhaps by threats against himself, his family, or his business interests.

3) Trump either lied to get elected, or is willingly following the globalist playbook. This would mean that he is not a true populist who is opposed to the elite establishment, but that he is part of it—and that he is in fact helping to set the stage for escalating conflict in order to achieve the goals of the MIC and the globalist banking cabal.

At the very least, therefore, Trump’s flip-flop demonstrates he’s being used—either willingly or unwilling, wittingly or unwittingly—by the architects of the New World Order. We know this, because his latest actions in Syria indicate he is embracing the doctrines of the same neocons who wrote “Project for a New American Century” —a “think tank” report that seems to have both predicted and precipitated the events of 9/11. http://www.globalresearch.ca/corporate-media-doublethink-and-the-bush-pnac-911-iraq-connection/5451543

Remember Trump’s travel ban—and the outrage that it was a “Muslim ban?” Of course, this charge was ludicrous; as the administration quickly pointed out, citizens of many other Muslim nations were free to travel. But the fact that six of the countries on the travel ban were also on the list of seven nations targeted by the Pentagon for “regime change” since 9/11 (as reported by retired General Wesley Clark) indicates that Trump was being used (wittingly or unwittingly) as an instrument of the neocon Military-Industrial Complex from Day One of his administration. http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166
Once again, this reveals that we no longer have a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people” but “of the elite, by the elite, and for the elite.”


How Does This Fit with Bible Prophecy—
and How Should the Church Respond?


I realize that many would regard these conclusions as exceedingly cynical.

“Where’s the hope in that?” some will cry.

However, as I study the Scriptures—especially concerning the state of the world as we daily draw nearer to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy—it is simply a rational acknowledgment that the root of all evil that has overtaken every branch of our government. There is no longer rule of law.

For many Patriotic Americans, this is a bitter pill to swallow.

For Bible-believing followers of Christ, it is a fulfillment of God’s prophetic Word.

It’s the topic of another installment, but in a nutshell, we know that America must decline in order for prophecy to unfold.

God’s Word indicates that ultimately, Antichrist will come to rule a global government comprised of ten “kings” (corresponding to the ten toes of the statue in Nebuchadnezzar’s vision in Daniel 2:42) who will “rule one hour with the beast” (Revelation 17:12). These powerful leaders are most likely not elected officials; but rather the heads of ten banking regions, or “unions” which are established to bring stability to the New Economic Order.

According to the Scriptures, the Last Days are characterized by increasingly perilous times where “evil men and seducers” grow worse and worse (2 Timothy 3:1). Both the “kings of the earth” (Psalm 2) and the political pawns they control are deceived, and deceiving others (2 Timothy 3:13).

Today, we share the lament of the Psalmist, both spiritually and politically, concerning the state of the church, and of our nation: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3).

It can be discouraging to wake up and realize that for many decades, America has not been the nation it was founded to be; and the realization that there is no hope in any political effort to “make America great again” can be equally depressing—especially after millions of conservatives and libertarians and Christians rallied behind Trump as the “man who would save America.”

Perhaps after Trump is finished with his term, the flag-waving GOP will wake up and smell the coffee. As president George W. Bush famously said, “Fool me once—shame on…shame on you. Fool me—you can’t get fooled again.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be6tunbRcs8

But as Bible-believing followers of Jesus, we should not be surprised nor dismayed at these things. In his “sermon on the mount” (Matthew 24), Jesus warned his disciples of many troubling signs that should come upon the earth—but he also promised, “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

Faith and hope in the promises of our Lord will also calm our anxious hearts in these troubling times. What a blessing it is to have the same words of comfort that Jesus spoke to his closest companions minister to us today: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).

The good news remains that “God is long-suffering, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” As believers, we are all commissioned ambassadors to participate in this vital life-giving message to a lost and dying world.

And like the sons of Issachar, who were men that had “understanding of the times” in order to guide the leaders of ancient Israel (1 Chronicles 12:32), so today should Christian men pray for wisdom and discernment to understand the times—in order to guide the church, guard our families, and grasp hold of that service to which we are called: The harvest of souls for the kingdom of God—”redeeming the time, for the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16).

But what about the evils of Islam and the “War on Terror”?

As followers of Jesus, we recognize that ultimately, all wars are “religious wars” because they stem from spiritual darkness, demonic deception, and the depravity of man’s heart. Islam is rooted in all of these things. While claiming to be a religion of “peace,” it is, in fact, a bloody religion that exacts submission to Allah under the blade of its sword.

Are not Christians and others who love their country right to be concerned over the threat of “Radical Islamic Terror”? And what can or should be done about it?

This is a topic we’ll continue to address in future installments.