Current Events & Headlines
6/16/23 By Tim Buck
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Israel Strikes Targets Near DamascusEarlier this week, Israel attacked two Iranian targets in Syria from the air. One strike hit near the Damascus International Airport. Just hours before the attack, a Mahan Airlines cargo plane landed at the airport. Mahan is often used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to transfer weapons and ammunition to their proxy militias in Syria. The other target was the Syrian Army’s 1st Division Headquarters in al-Kiswah, south of Damascus, where there is known to be a large presence of pro-Iranian Shia militias.

Israel Enters Largest-Ever Arms Deal

In a deal that exceeds any Israeli arms contract in the past, Germany has agreed to purchase Israel’s Arrow-3 missile defense system for 4 billion euros. The Arrow-3 is designed to intercept exo-atmospheric missiles that fly out of reach of the Patriot or IRIS-T systems. Delivery of the weapons is slated for the end of 2025.

Israeli Company Unveils Hypersonic Missile Interception System

On the topic of Israeli weapons, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., a company based in Haifa, announced yesterday that it has designed the first-ever hypersonic missile interceptor. A week after Iran rolled out its Fattah hypersonic missile which it claimed was unstoppable, Rafael revealed the SkySonic which is specifically designed to make missiles like the Fattah “stoppable”. The missile interception system is well into its development and should be undergoing its first test flights very soon. Poor ayatollahs, always seem to be one step behind.

Arab Israelis Killed in Nazareth

Five Arab Israelis were shot dead in Nazareth. These deaths, however, were not related to terrorism, but to criminal activities. Crime and violence continue to grow in Israel’s Arab communities. Just hours before this deadly incident, a 3-year-old girl and a 30-year-old man were shot and critically injured in a different Nazareth suburb.

Iran Building Massive Drone Factory East of Moscow, Russia








This image provided by Maxar Technologies and released by the White House shows an industrial site several hundred miles east of Moscow where U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia with Iran’s help, is building a factory to produce attack drones for use in its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. U.S. officials believe the plant in Russia’s Alabuga special economic zone could be operational by early next year.

Iran Aids Russia with Drone Factory even as US Pushes Nuclear Deal

A White House report claims that Iran is providing materials for Russia to build an attack drone facility east of Moscow. These drones are designed to be used in the war against Ukraine. This report comes from the same White House that is rushing to the table to sign a new nuclear deal with Iran. Not only is the Biden administration prepared to unfreeze billions of dollars for Iran, but they are waiving sanctions so Iraq can release $2.7 billion to pay off debt to Tehran. South Korea is allegedly next on the US plan to refill Iran’s coffers with the payback of old debt. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not bow to US pressure to make nice with the ayatollahs. Said the PM, “Our position is clear: Israel will not be bound by any deal with Iran and will continue to defend itself.”

Breakdown of U.S. New Nuclear Deal with Iran

The New York Times offered a summary of the new Iran nuclear deal, an agreement some in Iran are calling a “political cease-fire.” Iran agrees to: 1) not enrich uranium beyond the 60% level, while keeping all that it has already enriched, 2) halt its deadly attacks on American officials in Syria and Iraq through its proxy militias, 3) cooperate more fully with international nuclear inspectors, and 4) refrain from selling ballistic missiles to Russia. The United States agrees to: 1) not tighten the sanctions anymore, 2) allow foreign tankers to carry Iranian oil, and 3) hold back from advancing new punitive resolutions in the UN or IAEA for Iran’s nuclear activities. There is also a direct transaction between the two countries. The US will release billions of dollars of frozen Iranian assets to go to humanitarian purposes. In return, Tehran will release three Iranian-American prisoners. While this agreement has not been signed yet, many officials in the international community believe its enactment is imminent. Some may look at this and think, “Wow, that’s not too bad of a deal.” But the fly in the ointment is that, based on their track record, the chance of the terrorist regime in Iran holding up their side of this deal is absolutely nil. Remember that in Islam, Allah approves lying if its intended to help advance the religion of peace (especially if it helps them get nuclear weapons)!

Iranian-Backed Militias and US Prepare for Battle in Syria

Iran is arming its militants in Syria for attacks against the US. The goal is to get America out of Syria, and, ultimately, out of the Middle East. On the US side, they are strengthening with new weapons systems in preparation for an escalation. The question is who will attack first?

World Economic Forum Advisor Suggests New AI-Based Religion

Religion has gotten it all wrong, at least according to World Economic Forum (WEF) senior advisor Yuval Noah Harari. Part of the problem has been the human element that has mucked it all up, especially when it comes to the Bible and other religious texts. So, maybe it’s time to take the fallible human aspect out and trust the infallible. But for Harari, the infallible is not God, it is artificial intelligence (AI). “In a few years, there might be religions that are actually correct,” said Harari in a recent interview. “Just think about a religion whose holy book is written by an AI. That could be reality in a few years…. AI can create new ideas; [it] can even write a new Bible.” Apparently, Harari has forgotten that all AI has a beginning. And at the creation point of AI what do we find? A fallible human typing its code. Seems to me that the only place we can find infallibility is if we leave the realm of the created and look to the Creator.