The Weekly Watch
On the Road to Armageddon?
Armageddon, the ancient city known as Megiddo, was inhabited between roughly 7000 B.C. and 300 B.C. Numerous battles were fought near Megiddo during that time, and the Book of Revelation, which refers to the site as Armageddon, prophesied that a final battle at the end of time would take place there. The name Armageddon comes from the Hebrew word "Har Megiddo," which means the "mountain of Megiddo," according to Cline. "By the Middle Ages, multiple nationalities, languages, and centuries had added an 'n' and dropped the 'h', transforming Har Megiddo to Harmageddon and thence to Armageddon."
Are we approaching the so called "end times"? Let's explore the idea below the fold...
"We are watching ARMAGEDDON unfolding before our eyes" Col. Douglas MacGregor (16 min)
Israel tells Hezbollah that Iran would cease to exist if they attack IDF in Gaza. Col. Douglas MacGregor warns we are watching Armageddon unfolding before our eyes.
He discusses his article, Avoiding Armageddon.
Tucker Carlson talked with Col. Douglas Macgregor about the possibility of war with Iran (27 min)
Are our demented fanatical leaders sending several aircraft carrier battle groups to the ME in order to start WWIII? It isn't beyond the realm of possibility.
Iran-Russia set a western trap in Palestine
"The only country that could possibly distract the west from Ukraine is Israel. But the US and its allies are walking into an existential trap if they think a West Asian victory will be more easily won than a European one." Pepe Escobar
Considering the leadership class in the US, we could be headed for disaster, and the EU is even worse. The world is uniting against us as the violence against the Palestinians escalates and western leaders veto cease fire propositions.
Jordan’s king condemns Gaza war crimes at Cairo Peace Summit (2.3 min)
Jordan’s King Abdullah used his speech to condemn the war crimes of collective punishment and the forced displacement of Palestinians.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza (3.6 min)
He has offered to mediate, but no doubt will be refused because he will not condemn Hamas.
It is happening here in the US too...
In recent weeks the U.S. has seen the biggest anti-war protests since the Iraq War, but you wouldn't know this from watching mainstream media.
Wars in the West, development in the East - Jeffrey Sachs, Alexander Mercouris & Glenn Diesen (55 min) "Tensions are high but understanding is low." - apt quote by Professor Sachs
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs: (Live from Rome) How to Save Israel and Palestine (32 min)
The situation could be resolved with rational dialogue and less emotion. Instead it looks to escalate into a regional or world war.
Scott Ritter offers an interesting proposal to flip the script and supply aid to the Gaza and offer to parley directly with Hamas.
Scott Ritter: Joe Biden and WWIII (26 min)
He elaborates more on his idea in this 1.1 hour interview
Monumental Oversight: Unveiling a Colossal Miscalculation | Scott Ritter
Scott and Eva Bartlett discuss Gaza and Ukraine (1.5 hours)
As Scott suggests, Several new testimonies by Israeli witnesses to the October 7 Hamas surprise attack on southern Israel adds to growing evidence that the Israeli military killed its own citizens as they fought to neutralize Palestinian gunmen.
October 7 testimonies reveal Israel’s military ‘shelling’ Israeli citizens
Emotion Unleashed: A Rationality-Free Zone | Larry C. Johnson (41 min)
There are reasons emotions are high...
Genocidal Onslaught on Gaza Shocks Conscience of the World, w/ Abby Martin (54 min)
Israel’s genocide in Gaza has shocked the conscience of the entire world, with an endless flow of videos and images of Palestinian children cut into pieces by American bombs dropped by Israeli warplanes deliberately intended to destroy a civilian population. Despite the explicitly genocidal rhetoric of Israeli officials, Western leaders continue to proclaim their support for Israel’s right to “defend itself.” But this war on Gaza is different from past wars, not only in the level of Israeli aggression, but in the reaction on the street, from the Middle East to the United States. Israel is losing the narrative war. Most people want to see a ceasefire and tens of thousands have protested across the US to demonstrate their opposition to Biden’s unconditional support for this genocide.
Gaza Fights For Freedom (2019) Full Documentary directed by Abby Martin
I caught the first 30 min or so of this Grayzone live discussion with Max, Aaron, and a brief appearance by Gabor Mate, however YT now has a age required sign in. In the discussion the horrors of Gaza are compared to the holocaust.
"People of Darkness" - The Grayzone live
Gabor Mate on Gaza:
"In a certain deep sense, I feel that it's the worst thing I've seen in my whole life."
In Gaza we've moved beyond the fog of war to the invisibility of war as all communication to Gaza has been cut. Alex explains in the first 10 min of this 36 min clip...
IDF expanding operations. UN, 14 votes against ceasefire. EU downgrades Ukraine, €53B blocked.
Gaza lost all telephone and internet communication Friday night as Israeli officials said the country had entered the “next stage” of the war on Saturday as it expanded its operations on the ground.
“[L]ast night Israel launched a major bombardment and cut off all communications. This is an act of pure barbarism,” Ben Jamal, the director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), told Middle East Eye from a march in London. “So we are marching today, not knowing how many Palestinians are dead, how many children now lie under the rubble.”
There are rumors...
Musk to provide Starlink access to Gaza
Benjamin Netanyahu in the 1980's: 'We have the US Senate, the Congress and a record strong Jewish lobby on our side. We have a huge influence over them, America won't force us into anything'
We sure ain't goin' to vote ourselves out of this mess...
Hilarious Takedown Of BOTH Major Parties w/ Mischa Paullin (2 min)
The two major political parties appear to be doing everything in their respective powers to drive voters away.
Seems the world is more volatile today than it has ever been in my lifetime. Do we sit on the brink of WWIII? Our mentally bankrupt leaders in the west only know how to dance to the organ grinders tune. Well, we live in interesting times that's for sure.
We're headed to the high twenties next week. Time to get in the house plants, harvest the last of the green tomatoes and red peppers, and winterize our outdoor plumbing. The foliage colors have been gaining strength all week, and though we are dry, it is pretty with the dappled yellows and reds. I hope your fall has been lovely too, and personally you are all doing alright and feeling well. As always, I look forward to your comments below!
The thread is open...