Israel faces difficulties in 'increasingly Islamic' region (Second Coming Watch Update #209)

Released: August 29, 2012 By: Daniel Whyte III

Israel faces difficulties in 'increasingly Islamic' region. According to The Times of Israel, in an ever-more-volatile Middle East, the prospect of a military confrontation between Israel and its neighbors is fast becoming a tangible possibility. Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the IDF's intelligence chief, warned that in the coming year "the State of Israel will come up against an unstable, increasingly Islamist region that has been dealing with a series of crises that increases the volatility of all of the players and that could lead, without prior warning, to conflagrations."

The U.S. Navy sends another strike group to the Persian Gulf. According to United Press International, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is being rushed to the Persian Gulf as tensions between Israel and Iran edge closer to the boiling point. The Nimitz class carrier, with an air wing of about 90 aircraft, set sail an eight-month deployment to the region -- four months ahead of schedule. In the gulf it will join the USS Enterprise Strike Group, giving the United States a powerful deterrent to any Iranian attack.

Muslim rioters attack five churches and kill two people in Kenya. According to International Christian Concern, Muslim rioters attacked five churches and killed two people, including a policeman, in Mombasa, Kenya...

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