ISIS defeated?

Islamic State WILL be overthrown and half its fighters have been killed!

Men sit down handcuffed together wearing orange jumpsuits

The terrorist group has shrunk from an estimated 18,000 to 10,000 and has been forced to surrender 25 per cent of territory it has captured.

Air strikes by allies and skirmishes with Kurdish fighters trained by British special forces have helped reduce the numbers fighting for the torturous regime.

A British Army colonel who trains the Kurds has now said the perception in the West that ISIS cannot be defeated is entirely wrong, and the opposite is true.

Kurdish fighters with a tank

The soldier, who cannot be identified for his security, told The Sun: “The reality is that there is a fragility.

“They are fragile and in a poor position and the day is coming when the house of cards will fall.”

Britain and the US have been joined by five other countries to train 150,000 Kurdish fighters.

That aura of invincibility is not there now

Brigadier James Learmont

The UK is teaching engineers bomb detection and clearance as part of the training and 125 British troops arrived in Baghdad a few days ago to help them out.

Brigadier James Learmont, who is attached to the US force fighting ISIS, added The Sun: “The tide of the battle is turning against IS.

A Kurdish fighter watch an explosion in the distance

The RAF have launched attacks against ISIS from Cyprus

“The prize is Iraq’s second city Mosul, home to two million and where the Caliphate was founded — now defended by a belt of booby trap bombs one kilometre deep.

“It is incredibly symbolic that we ultimately liberate Mosul.

“We cannot allow this organisation to remain active.”

Horrific stories of ISIS fighters beheading children, throwing gay men off roofs and raping women multiple times a day have become all too commonplace in the city.

But this week RAF gunners killed approximately 330 fighters, although the real figure is thought to be much higher.

Tornado jets which set off from Cyprus have carried out 300 lethal strikes and Reaper drones have dropped 218 bombs on them.

A British officer training the Kurdish Peshmerga, said: “This feels exciting, it feels like the effort is going to pay off.

“The Kurds are a warrior nation and they have long memories so don’t think they won’t want revenge or payback.”

Peshmerga Major General Mohammad Hasan, 60, has welcomed the training and explained how intent he is on eliminating ISIS.

He said: “These people have experience from Afghanistan, for us it is new.

“ISIS are monsters, they are against all humanity. Military rules say a soldier fights a soldier, not with civilians.”

Raber Ali Abdullah, 28, who has been a soldier with the Peshmerga for a while, added: “Before we acquired this training we never had a clue. Now we are ready to fight IS wherever they are to protect our country.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/606244/ISIS-overthrown-half-fighters-killed

Merkel ‘expects Cameron to back EU army’ in exchange for renegotiation

 

Angela Merkel will expect David Cameron to drop his opposition to an EU army

Angela Merkel will expect David Cameron to drop his opposition to an EU army Photo: Bloomberg,

Reuters 

9:19PM BST 12 Sep 2015

Angela Merkel will expect David Cameron to drop his opposition to an EU army in exchange for supporting Britain’s renegotiation, the Telegraph has been told.

The German chancellor will ask Britain to stand aside as she promotes an ambitious blueprint to integrate continental Europe’s armed forces.

It comes as Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said Britain will get a deal if it gives the green light to a raft of powerful new EU institutions..

A Berlin source said agreeing not to “block” Mrs Merkel’s defence plans is a “favour” that she would seek from Mr Cameron as he looks for her support in the renegotiation.

“If you want favours, you have to give favours,” the source said.

“If Cameron wants a ‘flexible Europe’, he must let other members integrate further. Yes – opt out, opt out, opt out – and then shut up.”

The Telegraph has seen an unpublished position paper drawn up by Europe and Defence policy committees of Mrs Merkel’s party, the CDU, that sets out a detailed 10-point plan for military co-operation in Europe.

It is understood to closely reflect her thinking, and calls for a permanent EU military HQ, combined weapons procurement and a shared military doctrine.

The paper says it is “urgent” to integrate armed forces “in the face of multifaceted crises”.

 

It calls for “a permanent structured and coordinated cooperation of national armed forces in the medium term.

“In the long run, this process should according to the present German coalition agreement lead also to a European Army subject to Parliamentarian control.”

It adds: “In the framework of NATO, a uniform European pillar will be more valuable and efficient for the USA than with the present rag-rug characterised by a lack of joint European planning, procurement, and interoperability.”

A similar paper has been circulated by Elmar Brok, a key Merkel ally, within the EPP party group in the European Parliament. It describes the lack of an EU military headquarters as “absurd”.

Frances Burwell, vice president of the US-based Atlantic Council think tank, said the United States would welcome integration to make wasteful European defence spending more efficient.

This is an article that has worrying aspects given the E.U’s gathering power & economic wealth, and their now not so disguised designs of military might.

Of course, their not so veiled hint to the U.K P.M that favors to them are rewarded, & “put up or shut up” shows a little of the disdain & coming German/Euro mega-giant will reveal as was also shown by power hungry world leaders have always shown.

For this, read WWI, WWII & the massive loss of life that always follows.

Any who study Bible prophecy will understand Daniel’s prophecies concerning a rising ‘beast’ power which will be ‘revived’, and this article gives clues that we are entering that time very soon now. Perhaps these are the preparatory stages, and how long this takes is entirely in the hands of the God of heaven. Read the verses below and feel free to add your understanding of what is looking to be closing in on this world under the rule and sway of a god that has deceived and blinded the minds of all whose names are not written in the Book of life of The Lamb, who was slain from the foundation of the world! (Rev.13:8.)

Dan 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

Dan 7:16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

Dan 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
Dan 7:18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
Dan 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 brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
Dan 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.

Dan 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
Dan 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

The prophesied time of world trouble for time, times & a half, 3-1/2 years is COMING, a time Jesus Christ said will be so great, such as has never been, no, nor EVER will be again. When the revived ‘Roman” beast will be guided by another “horn” to be the Great Whore, and Mother of Harlots, Mystery Babylon the great, who was drunken with the blood of the saints, and who deceived all nations, and whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication. (Spiritual) See the closing scriptures after this, and may God have mercy on all those who either cannot see, or “think” they see, but are not seeing as they should. [Read more…]