Showing posts from February, 2011

Quddafi Loses His Air Force

US military advisers in Cyrenaica. Qaddafi's loses his air force
DEBKAfileExclusive ReportFebruary 25, 2011, 1:46 PM (GMT+02:00)

British HMS Cumberland puts into Benghazi port Hundreds of US, British and French military advisers have arrived in Cyrenaica, Libya's eastern breakaway province, debkafile's military sources report exclusively. This is the first time America and Europe have intervened militarily in any of the popular upheavals rolling through the Middle East since Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution in early January.  The advisers, including intelligence officers, were dropped from warships and missile boats at the coastal towns of Benghazi and Tobruk Thursday Feb. 24, for a threefold mission:
1. To help the revolutionary committees controlling eastern Libyan establish government frameworks for supplying two million inhabitants with basic services and commodities;
2. To organize them into paramilitary units, teach them how to use the we…

UPDATE:What Happened To The 3-11-11 Facebook "Day Of Rage"(Saudi Arabia)?

I'll tell you what happened to it. Mine and many others prayers were answered. For one day, NOBODY was focussed on the Middle East and Africa and their defiant ways of uprising and killing Christians and Jews. They foolishly planned March 11 as the "Day of Uprising", in Saudi Arabia. You'll see in my blog just under this update, that God had another plan, and part of His judgement is to alow them to plan un-wisely, for further foolishness, where they will be ensnared in their own traps. The key is in the last sentence of my prayer. Though the devastation was horrendous in Japan, it is wonderful that the rest of the world will be loving and helping Japan, after an inevitable earth catastrophe that God did not do, but ironically, had these Muslims in the Middle East and Africa known they would be ignored, they would have been inclined to choose a different day. Following is my blog from Feb. 24, and my prayer that I believe God very intricately looked into, and in His …


Under international treaty, the Suez Canal may be used "in time of war as in time of peace, by every vessel of commerce or of war, without distinction of flag." This law is not anywhere in the news. Not even my most trusted middle east news source. You got it from me first.
Iran is not at war with Israel, but they are antagonists. Their pattern thus far is to do whatever legally thay can, until they ultimately cause war with Israel, and as noted below, they already have permission from Saudi Arabia to travel through their waterways toward Egypt. It doesn't take rocket science to figure out what is going on, but one important thing is to know the right source of news, which our MSM (main stream media), is not telling you.
Iranian warship heading for Mediterranean port


According to the article/link below, Iran has gained permission from Saudi Arabia to use their waterways to travel through the Suez Canal, with EGY…

Charlie Sheen and Brook Mueller The Facts by: Michael D. Tobin

Never have I seen a man with such constant crooked directions, except for one of my own brothers, and for that, I can empathize with Mr. Sheen, and I applaud Mrs. Mueller, for her obvious graciousness, in this day and age of ruthless greed and unforgiveness. Notwithstanding, we all remain responsible for our own actions, in the long-run. Charlie Sheen and Brook Mueller have filed for divorce, and under California law, 6 months following the filing date is the day the divorce is final, which will be May 2, 2011.
Photo by, Michael D. Tobin As ordered, "Under no circumstances shall the child support paid by Charlie for Bob and Max be less than the child support" paid by Charlie to earlierexe wife, Denise Richards, for Sam and Lola. Here is the tally:
$55,000 per month, amounting to a combined $110K in child support toward Richards and Mueller. Mueller waived her right to spousal support, but is awarded $757,698.70 in addition to a $1 million share of the family home, valued at $6.…

Am I Supposed To Be A Glutton For Punnishment?

Am I Supposed To Be A Glutton For Punnishment? By: Michael D. Tobin

My Two Cents Ya know, I'm going to go on a limb and give an emotional subject. I haven't told hardly 2 people this (I actually posted on a friends site but to none of my personal friends/fellowship) Three months ago at the homeless mission in Downtown San Diego, where I've been giving the Gospel every 3rd Tuesday evening for the past 7 years, God spoke to me in somewhat of an audible voice. The last 2 1/2 yrs I've lived farther up north 40 miles, 1 hr drive. And mind you, Tuesdays are my first work day of the week and I get pounded with work every Tuesday upon returning. I'm an apartment maintenance supervisor always repairing and fixing 72 units. So I have to drive rush hour traffic to get to the shelter and it's brutal every time. And I've prayed for better situations, thinking maybe it's "the devil" hindering me. So it's not "the devil" it's just the way it i…

30 Egyptian Prison Guards Killed By Foreign Hizbollah/Hamas Unit, 22 Terrorists Freed

Hizballah team breaks 22 members out of Egyptian jailDEBKAfileExclusive ReportFebruary 4, 2011, 12:32 PM (GMT+02:00) Hizballah terrorists hear sentencing by Egyptian court A joint Hizballah-Hamas unit used the havoc in Egypt to storm the Wadi Natrun prison north of Cairo Sunday, Jan. 30, and break out 22 members of the Hizballah's spy-cum-terror network, tried and convicted in Egypt for plotting terrorist attacks in Cairo, the Suez Canal and Suez cities and on Israeli vacationers in Sinai in 2007-2008. This is reported by debkafile's counter-terror sources.
The second object of the break-in was to release Muslim Brotherhood inmates to boost the anti-Mubarak street protests now in their second week across Egypt.
In April 2009, Hizballah's leader Hassan Nasrallah admitted he had sent Sami Shehab to Egypt to establish the network. It soon became one of the most dangerous terrorist cells ever to be exposed in the region in recent years. Among its members were also combatants of …

Antonio Banderas , The Skin I Live In , and "What's So Great About Antonio Banderas?"


   Far be it from me being a star-struck Antonio Banderas fan as we know fans to be, but when it comes to Antonio Banderas, he rates in my book of favorite actors/actresses such as "The Rat Pack", John Travolta, Gene Wilder, Bill Cosby, Dorris Day, Lucille Ball and many others who's acting careers have included nothing but shere brilliance in the roles they have played throughout the age of cinema. Yes, Antonio Banderas is nothing short of a brilliant man, seemingly self-made, and a genious in every sense of the word when it comes to theatre and film. (BTW, anybody notice the Sean Connery-ish grey coat style in the pic?) I think it's cool.    Which brings me to Banderas' latest movie, low budget at that, "The Skin I Live In," due out in Spain in September of this year, according to "El Deseo" film production company. The film co-stars Spanish actress Elena Anaya,…

Egypt/Lebanon/Jordan Videos and Articles Frequent Updates. This Blog Will Grow

Following are a few recent videos and articles for reference. Source-links listed below each article.
Michael D. Tobin

Fox Video Stuart Shepherd and Live Correspondent Between 10-11PM Cairo Time 2-2-11 Military/Pro and Anti-Mubarak Supporters. 8:02min. video

"Extraordinary And Deeply Saddening" 10:57 PM Cairo Time 2-2-11 More Anarchy On The Streets  3:59min. Video

Lebanon Keeps An Eye On Egypt  2:14min video From Beirut, Lebanon

The Washington Post Jordan's King Abdullah II ousts prime minister, cabinet in wake of mass protests
Tuesday, February 1, 2011; 9:10 AM AMMAN, JORDAN - Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday dismissed Prime Minister Samir Rifai and his cabinet after widespread protests by crowds of people inspired by demonstrations in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere.

Our Desert Storm/Gulf War/ Bush Erra Allies Are Disapearing. What's Next?

SANAA, Yemen — The Yemeni president told parliament Wednesday that he would not seek another term in office or hand power to his son — an apparent reaction to protests in this impoverished nation that have been inspired by Tunisia's revolt and the turmoil in Egypt. The U.S.-allied Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power for nearly 32 years, spoke to lawmakers in both houses of the assembly on the eve of mass rallies that the opposition has called for Thursday in all Yemeni provinces. Activists and opposition supporters have staged several protests in the capital Sanaa , boldly asking for Saleh's removal and decrying reports he plans to install his son in power. "I won't seek to extend my presidency for another term or have my son inherit it," Saleh told the parliament. "No extension, no inheritance, no resetting the clock," he added. Story: Mubarak supporters, protesters clash in Egypt Saleh has earlier tried to defuse simmering tensions in Yemen by r…

Israel Questioning Obama's "Wisdom" And President Mubarak Defied It

Mubarak: My role is over, I will die in Egypt. Obama, army chiefs: Go now
DEBKAfileSpecial ReportFebruary 1, 2011, 11:41 PM (GMT+02:00) In a speech to the nation Tuesday night, Feb. 1, President Hosni Mubarak defied the demands of President Barack Obama and his army generals to quit at once and leave Egypt and said he would serve out his term until September and not run again. He also swore to die in Egypt – meaning no exile for him.  Mubarak said he would devote his remaining months to managing a peaceful transition of power and called on parliament to amend the constitution so as to open up the ballot to presidential candidates and limit the president's term in office.
A cheer went up in Cairo's Tahrir Square where protesters watched the speech on a huge TV screen, when Mubarak said his role was finished - although some continued to chant demands for him to go right now. 

The big question is whether the army and people will let Mubarak have his last months in office.
Earlier Mon…