50th Anniversary of the Death of Winston Churchill: The Man Who Saved Western Civilization

50th Anniversary of the Death of Winston Churchill: The Man Who Saved Western Civilization

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The significance of his role in history cannot be overstated.

Fifty years ago yesterday, former British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill died at the age of 90.

Churchill is remembered as a courageous wartime journalist, a dauntless soldier, an eloquent orator, and a historian of the highest order. But, above all, he is renowned for his tenure as Britain’s prime minister during World War ii. During this pivotal time, Churchill was used by the Almighty God to save Western civilization from defeat by the Nazi empire.

Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has written extensively on the indispensable role Churchill played in saving the Western world and the fact that the Bible prophesied of his leadership long before he was born. Mr. Flurry wrote, “Churchill once said, ‘There is a purpose being worked out here below.’ He sensed that God was working out His plan. And so He is. God even used Churchill to lead the Western world to victory.”

This 50th anniversary weekend of Churchill’s death is an excellent time to better understand the man, the icon, the God-ordained watchman: Winston Churchill.

Mr. Flurry’s free booklet is available here: Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman.

Be sure also to check out our “Featured” section below for more on Churchill.

Finally, don’t miss the latest Trumpet Daily, filmed at our new facility in Edstone Hall in the English Midlands. From Edstone, a message is emanating once again about the noble traits of Churchillian leadership.


Iranian General Killed by Israeli Airstrikes

Iranian General Killed by Israeli Airstrikes


Iranian retaliation to follow.

Iran lost another high-ranking general during rocket attacks on January 18. This time, the attacker was not Islamic State militia in Iraq, but the Israeli Air Force in the Golan Heights, Syria.

Gen. Mohammed Allahdadi was killed along with five other Iranian military officers and six Lebanese Hezbollah militants in airstrikes. Israel has neither officially confirmed nor denied the strikes.

Israel will certainly pay for what it did.
IRGC Cmdr. Nasser Soltani
Iran claimed that its officers were in Syria only to provide advisory services in the fight against the Islamic State. But Israel believes Iran had a different purpose.

Former deputy head of Israeli Defense Forces Northern Command, Maj. Gen. Eyal Ben Reuven, said on January 19 that these Iranian and Hezbollah officers were likely plotting a sophisticated attack on Galilee in northern Israel. “If the highest level of Hezbollah commanders were in the Golan Heights and the high level of Iranians, it means that their idea, [what] they’re planning, could be a kind of operation, an act against Israel on a high level,” General Reuven said.

Ironically, Iran is now using this foiled plot against Israel to incite even more attacks against Israel. A senior commander in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (irgc), Nasser Soltani, vowed January 21 that “Israel will certainly pay for what it did.”

irgc head Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari was more specific: “The path of the martyr Allahdadi is unstoppable,” he said on January 21. “It will continue until the liberation of the sacred Quds [Jerusalem] and elimination of the Zionist regime as a disgraceful blot in the region.”

As the Trumpet has reported, Iran lately has been uncharacteristically open about the losses of its generals in foreign conflict zones. And it’s using those losses as justification. General Jafari also assured: “These martyrdoms proved the need to stick with jihad. The Zionists must await ruinous thunderbolts.” The irgc, he said, “will not rest easy” until Israel is destroyed.

Iran is using its loss of generals in foreign conflict zones to justify inciting more attacks against Israel.
Through its terrorist proxies, which include Hezbollah and Hamas, Iran is capable and willing to stir up violence in Israel, especially Jerusalem. Watch as Iran continues to use its fight against the much loathed Islamic State lunatics as justification for its increasing clout in the Middle East and its attack on Israel.

“Bible prophecy,” wrote Trumpet columnist Brad Macdonald, “tells us that the Arabs will partially succeed in their quest for Jerusalem—and that this will actually be the trigger event leading to the fall of the state of Israel and initiating World War iii.”

As Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry said in our August 2012 Trumpet magazine, “Watch Jerusalem!

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Will Saudi Arabia’s New King Be Pro-American?

Saudi Arabia has a new king. Salman bin Abdul-Aziz became the country’s king after King Abdullah died Thursday. King Abdullah was 90 years old and had been in power for nearly 20 years. King Salman, 79, has served since 2011 as defense minister.

Currently, Saudi Arabia is considered an ally of the United States. But that could soon change with Salman’s appointment as king.

King Abdullah supported Syrian rebels attempting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is a strong ally of Iran’s. Abdullah also supported Egypt’s military-backed government when it overthrew its Islamist president. He also committed airpower to support U.S. efforts in fighting the Islamic State in Iraq.

Pundits predict King Salman will continue the same major policies of Abdullah. They believe this includes maintaining an alliance with the U.S. and positioning itself as a bastion against Iran’s influence in the Middle East.

But Saudi Arabia is not the ally many think it is. As the leader of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, it is currently driving oil prices down as a means of hurting Iran. But it could also be an attempt to destroy the U.S. fracking industry. This industry has been America’s biggest single creator of full-time, middle class jobs since 2008.

The Trumpet predicts that Saudi Arabia will soon become openly hostile to the U.S. It is probably searching already for a replacement ally in its effort to counter Iranian influence in the region. For a detailed look into this forecast, watch Gerald Flurry’s Key of David program “Psalm 83 Alliance Is Being Fulfilled.

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Who Is Plunging Yemen Into a Crisis?

Yemen has been plunged into a government crisis. The desert nation of 26 million people is in turmoil after its president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, resigned on January 22. His resignation comes after two days of house arrest by Houthi rebels.

On Wednesday the rebels agreed to release the president and withdraw from key areas of the capital, Sanaa, in return for a greater share of political power. Hadi agreed to revamp a constitutional commission to ensure that the Houthis receive greater representation. But when rebels refused to withdraw until additional conditions were met, Hadi resigned. Hadi was considered a key U.S. ally.

Houthis are a Shiite insurgent group funded by Iran. The rebels have been fighting the Yemeni government, which is Sunni, in order to seize greater control over their territory. Inspired by demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt, the group joined in protests in 2011 and helped overthrow the previous president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Saleh was forced to resign and Hadi was elected in his place, but the Houthis are not satisfied with the current government.

The Houthis rise to power in Yemen has shifted the complex web of tribal, religious and regional allegiances. The Houthis are also players in the Middle East power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. When the rebels took over the capital, Saudi Arabia cut most of its financial aid to Yemen.

The crisis in Yemen’s government and the rising conflict could bring much more violence in the future. The terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the recent terrorist attack in Paris is none other than al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen. The United States considers this branch al-Qaeda’s most dangerous. With the Sunni government and President Hadi in retreat, the door is open for terror to grow more powerful.

With Hadi resigning under duress, Yemeni parliament speaker Yahia al-Rai should legally assume the presidency. He is a close ally of Saleh. But the Houthis still effectively control the capital, and their disregard for the rule of law has become apparent.

Yemen’s location on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden means that Saudi Arabia and Iran will continue to fight for dominance in this region. Continue to watch Yemen, a flash point Iran can use to ignite a war that will engulf the whole region. For more detailed analysis on what is happening in Yemen and where it’s headed, read our Trumpet article “Libya and Ethiopia Reveal Iran’s Military Strategy.