News for July 3, 2006
End As We Know It
Herb Peters: FulfilledProphecy.com (July 3, 2006)
- Ever since we heard the proposed 2010 completion date, we here at FP have
watching with interest the North American Union (NAU). The goal of the NAU
is to eliminate trade barriers between Mexico, the United States and Canada.
In other words, the NAU seeks to establish a free trade zone over the entire
North American Continent. Well, it looks like we here at FP have gained
a interested party. It turns out CNN’s Lou Dobbs has also been taking notice
of the NAU. But, for Dobbs it’s for a different reason. Anyone watching
American TV know Dobbs primary concern. His issue is the need, as he sees
it, for securing American’s borders. And, many times over Dobbs has expressed
his frustration over the Bush Administration’s apparent reluctance to take
action. Now, Dobbs thinks he finally knows the reason -- the NAU. Dobbs
believes Washington isn't doing anything to seal America's borders because
it has a broader agenda -- an agenda Dobbs believes “will end the United
States as we know it”
video here. more...
Back Door Man 2
Herb Peters: FulfilledProphecy.com (July 2, 2006)
- In June of last year I wrote a commentary titled, Back Door Man.
Here is some of what I posted: Some observers are predicting an EU war.
I think they’re right. If you recall, even as the news was coming out that
the French had voted down the EU's new constitution, the EU’s High Representative
was up declaring that his foreign policy elements would continue
Read full commentary here. The following month in July I wrote a follow-up
titled, He’s Back!
Read it here. Here again is some of what I said: Now, members of
the press are surprised to find that, although the voters turned down the
EU’s new constitution, it’s most important components are being implemented
away. According to this report
Read about it here, these components are: [listed at origin]
This brings us to today’s news. According to this report, the EU Commission
has begun pushing for a removal of national vetos in area of crime and justice
and the creation of a so-called “Euro-Home Office”
Read about it here. And, this bold move comes directly following the
astonishing news that a decision was reached to place the combined criminal
and military resources of all 25 EU states at the disposal of Javier Solana
Read about it here. If you’re from my generation, you remember the Doors
classic, Back Door Man. Although the song’s lyrics were clearly not
about a person’s political activities, the basic message may apply. While
the EU’s establishment confidently sit back and eat their dinners of pork
and beans, the back door man is busy eating more chicken than any of them
ever seen. He’s the back door man. more...
Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, Which Houses NORAD, is Raised to “Bravo-Plus” Threat Level (July 3, 2006) - Four Installations Across The Country Are Affected By Order From U.S. Space Command. The Colorado Air Force installation is one of four that have been affected by last Thursday’s heightened threat level, according to a report by KRDO News-13. The command was issued by Acting-Commander of Air Force Space Command, General Fred Klotz. The threat level is now at a “Bravo-Plus,” which is reportedly slightly higher than a medium level. Although Air Force Space Command did not comment on why the threat level was raised, it is most likely in response to recently escalating anti-U.S. rhetoric, from North Korea. Meanwhile, according to an AP report, President Bush and Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, warned North Korea against testing a long range missile, saying the action would be “unacceptable.” “There have been no briefings as to what’s on top of the missile, [and] he hasn’t told anybody where the missile’s going,” said the President, regarding Kim Jong II, the North Korean leader. “He has an obligation, it seems like to me and to the prime minister, that there be a full briefing to those of us who are concerned about this issue as to what his intentions are.” more...
Retired Iraqi General Gave Heart to Christ - Says Name of Jesus is Praised in Saddam’s Old Throne Room (July 2, 2006) - Retired Iraqi General Georges Sada says record number of Iraqi’s are turning to Christ -- so says New York Times bestselling author, Joel C. Rosenberg. In a recent article, Rosenberg said: “Sada and I first met by phone in March when I interviewed him for EPICENTER, the non-fiction book I’m writing about the future of the Middle East. Intrigued by his remarkable personal story, I invited him to come to Washington to share his experiences and perspective with our congregation. It was an extraordinary evening.” Rosenberg also says Sada described in detail how Saddam moved stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction to Syria in the summer of 2002, a story that is now being closely analyzed by the CIA, DIA and Congressional intelligence committees. “He received an emotional ovation when he described how he refused to execute U.S. and British prisoners of war in 1991, despite direct orders by Qusay Hussein, Saddam’s son. That move led to his dismissal from the military in February 1991, though -- thank God -- not to his own execution,” Rosenberg writes. Rosenberg continues; “Just as moving were the stories Sada shared about what God is doing in Iraq today. Such stories are rarely told in the American press, though the Washington Times, to their credit, covered Sada’s visit, and ran an excellent front-page story on May 23, 2006. According to an article in ASSIST News, Rosenberg adds: “Sada told me that some 5,000 Iraqis have publicly identified themselves as new followers of Christ since Iraq was liberated, and that an estimated eight out of ten Iraqi believers say they converted because Jesus appeared to them in dreams or visions.” Rosenberg writes that in a new and very positive development, Nechirvan Barzani, the prime minister of Kurdistan Regional Government in Irbil, has vowed to protect the ancient Assyrian Christian community there as well as new believers from persecution and violence. “I would rather see a Muslim become a Christian than a radical Muslim,” Barzani told them, an absolutely remarkable statement by a Muslim leader in a land wracked by sectarian violence. Rosenberg says that one of the things he found most inspiring, was when Sada said that Saddam Hussein’s throne room, in his main palace in Baghdad, had been turned into an Evangelical church, after the war. more...
“The implications for state sovereignty are also complex.... All states should establish coherent national migration policies that are ... consistent with international treaty law.” | Global Commission on International Migration
“Why, oh why, is Bush so stubbornly rejecting the advice of his supporters even though that advice is consistent with the thunderous message from public opinion surveys?” | Phyllis Schlafly
A borderless world!
Social solidarity! Economic equality! Housing and health for all! The
feel-good togetherness of serving the greater whole.... The list of utopian
promises stretches the imagination. How can this dream be fulfilled? What
will it cost? Why is migration vital to this process? How free is our president
to block this transformational plan? The dream of a New World Order was
born long before socialist visionaries (including Franklin Roosevelt and
the leaders of
the Federal Council of Churches) enthroned Communist Alger Hiss as the
first head of the United Nations. [See
The Revolutionary Roots of the UN] Hiss was the primary author of
The UN Charter,
which summarized its vision in noble terms that few could criticize.
Shakin' Up Southern Calif. — Earthquake Activity Increasing (July 2,
2006) - Since June 27, the area in and around Salton City, CA has seen a
dramatic increase in shakers. The following list contains 87 quakes ONLY
with the reference to Salton City ranging in magnitude from 1.0 - 4.3. If
you included quakes say, in Westmorland or Joshua Tree or Ocotillo, to name
a few, the list would be considerably bigger. Most of these earthquakes
are occurring on the San Jacinto Fault. Much shorter than the San Andreas
Fault, the San Jacinto is west and somewhat parallel to it. more...
Northern Calif Earthquake Activity Continues
(July 1, 2006) - Heightened seismic activity continued along the
North Coast last week, with 10 earthquakes — three of them magnitude 3.0
or larger — reported through Thursday. The largest earthquakes occurred
between 44 and 73 miles off the coast, two west of Petrolia and another
west of Ferndale. Temblors of 3.0 and 3.2 magnitude shook the Mendocino
fault zone Wednesday and Thursday, with a 3.2 magnitude earthquake between
the Mendocino fault zone and the seaward edge of the Cascadia subduction
zone reported Sunday. In all, 10 earthquakes have been recorded locally
in the past seven days, and more than 300 have been reported statewide.
The Big One … Overdue! (June 28, 2006)
Video of expected San Andreas shaking Experts have known for some time
that Southern California is overdue for a sizeable quake as tension continues
to build around the San Andreas fault line. Could this be the year of the
Big One? It has been 12 years since the last strong earthquake struck California.
On three separate occasions over the past 35 years, significant release
of tension along the San Andreas fault has led to disruptive earthquakes
in Southern California. In 1971, a temblor registering 6.6 on the Richter
scale struck in the San Fernando region. Eighteen years later, I happened
to have arrived in Pasadena the day a temblor rippled through San Francisco—Oct.
17, 1989. It was a fearful sight watching the images of roads and bridges
whipping in the air like so much spaghetti as the pent-up energy released
along the great San Andreas fault rippled across the Bay area. Although
that quake registered 7.1 on the scale, its epicenter was in a sparsely
populated area. Thankfully the damage was not too substantial. The most
destructive of the three occurred in the early hours of the morning of Jan.
17, 1994. A earthquake registering 6.7 hit Northridge, Calif. It was the
most damaging quake to strike the U.S. since the great 1906 San Francisco
earthquake. That 1994 quake is rated one of the worst natural disasters
in U.S. history in terms of total financial loss, comparable to Hurricane
Andrew in 1992. more...
Freak NY Tornado Flips Truck on Highway (June
28, 2006) - Adrian Roman didn’t know what hit him. Driving west on
the Thruway through Cheektowaga, Roman’s tractor-trailer was plucked off
the pavement Friday afternoon and tossed into the concrete median by a tornado.
Nearby, on Walden Avenue, two men were inside a construction trailer that
was rolled into the street. Two women were in a sport utility vehicle that
momentarily was tilted on its side, glass spraying from a broken window.
Roman, who suffered a minor arm injury, later was interviewed in Erie County
Medical Center by Trooper Lynette Menna of the State Police barracks in
Buffalo. “He didn’t see it,” Menna related. “He thought something hit his
back end.” Weather forecasters didn’t see it coming, either. The National
Weather Service in Buffalo was watching a line of thunderstorms moving southeast
from Toronto, across the Niagara Peninsula and into Niagara County. A thunderstorm
warning was issued. more...
How Melting Glaciers Alter Earth’s Surface, Spur Quakes, Volcanoes
(June 9, 2006) - Imagine the surface of Earth
as a giant trampoline that accumulated a slab of ice over the winter, and
you can get a sense of what a growing number of scientists say is in store
for the planet as glaciers keep melting. Once the trampoline’s ice turns
to water that drips over the edges in the warm days of spring, the concave
elastic slowly rebounds to its original flat shape. That’s how Earth responds
as glaciers retreat, and the consequences promise to be ... interesting.
The reason is that one cubic meter of ice weighs just over a ton, and glaciers
can be hundreds of meters thick. When they melt and the water runs off,
it is literally a weight off Earth’s crust. The crust and mantle therefore
bounce back, immediately as well as over thousands of years. That “isostatic
rebound,” according to studies of prehistoric and recent earthquakes and
volcanoes, can make the planet’s seismic plates slip catastrophically, and
cause magma chambers that feed volcanoes to act like bottles of shaken seltzer.
“It’s unavoidable that glacial retreat will induce tectonic activity,” says
geoscientist Allen Glazner of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Assad Steps Up Support For Palestinians (July
3, 2006) - Syrian President says his country stands shoulder-to-shoulder
with Palestinians amid soldier crisis. DAMASCUS - President Bashar al-Assad
renewed Syria’s support for the Palestinians on Monday in the heat of a
military escalation sparked by the capture of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian
militants. “Syria stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Palestinian people
in their crisis and faced with Israeli repression,” Assad told the country’s
highest political body, the state news agency SANA reported. “Israel’s aggressive
stand and its unjust accusations against (Palestinian) national forces serve
to increase our commitment to Arab rights,” he said in a first reaction
to the crisis triggered by the June 25 capture of the soldier. Chairing
a meeting of the National Progressive Front, Assad pointed to “Syria’s efforts
to support the Palestinian people and bring about the success of the national
dialogue between the different Palestinian factions”. more...
Peretz: Syria Responsible For Shalit's Fate (July
3, 2006) - Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Monday that Israel held
Syria responsible for the fate of Cpl. Gilad Shalit. “We suggest that (Syrian
President Bashar) Assad, who is trying to close his eyes, open his eyes
because he is responsible,” said Peretz at a Labor faction meeting in the
Knesset adding, “we will know how to strike those who are involved.” Isaiah
Israel Says No Negotiations On Soldier (July
3, 2006) - Three Palestinian militant groups that captured an Israeli
soldier demanded Monday that 1,500 Palestinian prisoners start being released
in less than 24 hours, implying that he would be killed, but Israel said
it would not negotiate. “There will be no negotiations to release prisoners,”
the office of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in a statement that held the
Palestinians’ ruling Hamas party responsible for the safe return of Cpl.
Gilad Shalit. Also, Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz told Syria on Monday
that he held it responsible for the fate of a captured Israeli soldier.
“We will know how to strike those who are involved,” Peretz said. Israel
made good on its promise to continue its military offensive until the soldier
was freed, firing artillery shells and missiles into the coastal strip and
massing troops and tanks along the Gaza-Israel border. more...
Palestinian Militants Issue Ultimatum To Israel
(July 3, 2006) - Palestinian militants who
abducted an Israeli soldier gave Israel less than 24 hours on Monday to
meet their demands to release Palestinian prisoners, threatening unspecified
consequences if it refused. “If the enemy does not agree to our humanitarian
demands ... we will regard this case as closed,” said “Military Communique
3,” issued by the armed wing of the governing Hamas movement and two other
factions. “We give the Zionist enemy until 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) tomorrow, Tuesday,
the fourth of July,” the statement said. In previous communiques, the groups
called on Israel, as a first stage, to release some 400 Palestinian women
and youths in its prisons in return for information about Corporal Gilad
Shalit, abducted in a June 25 raid launched from Gaza. more...
Hamas Threatens Attacks In Israel (July 3, 2006)
- The military wing of the governing Palestinian party, Hamas, has said
it will attack targets inside Israel if Israel does not end its Gaza offensive.
However, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has ordered his military to
intensify its action there. Hours later Israeli aircraft hit buildings in
Gaza City, which the military said were used by militants. Israel launched
its assault on Tuesday night, to try to free a 19-year-old soldier captured
a week ago. Palestinian government buildings, bridges, a school, a university
and a power plant have been hit in Israeli air strikes. “I have given instructions
to intensify the strength of action by the army and security services, to
hunt down these terrorists, those who send them... and those who harbour
them,” Mr Olmert was quoted by Reuters news agency as telling his cabinet.
Iran Purchased Long-Range Missiles From Russia
(July 3, 2006) - Russia over the weekend confirmed
reports that a number of years ago, Iran purchased long-range missiles,
in the Ukraine, capable of carrying non-conventional warheads. The Russian
statement released by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov serves to strengthen
concerns of Israeli experts monitoring the Iranian nuclear enrichment program,
who fear Tehran is working to build a nuclear bomb as an option against
Israel. The KH-55 long-range missiles were sold to Iran and China through
a Cypriot intermediary. The missile has a 3,000 kilometer (1,800 mile) range,
intended for deployment by aerial bombers. Officials point out that it remains
uncertain as to the number of bombers still operational in Iran, adding
that most of the fleet was grounded due to a shortage of replacement parts.
It seems as though the alliance is long-standing between two of the nations prophesied to attack Israel. Now with Syria-Iran alliances and Turkey being called in, we’re just about to the full axis power of the Gog/Magog armies. (Persia (Iran), Central Asia, Russia, Turkey, Sudan, Libya, and other Islamic nations.)
Key Gaza Goods Crossing To Be Reopened On Sunday For Urgent Aid
(July 2, 2006) - Israeli Defense Minister
Amir Peretz decided on Saturday to reopen the Karni goods crossing on the
Gaza-Israel border as of Sunday in order to facilitate the transfer of urgent
humanitarian aid. Peretz also decided to allow 150 trucks carrying staple
foodstuff and medicine to pass through Karni every day for the next four
days starting from Sunday. In addition, the minister ordered to open a key
gas depot to ease the severe fuel shortage in the Gaza Strip since the Israeli
army launched a broad ground offensive into the desert coastal strip on
early Wednesday to free a soldier kidnapped by Palestinian militants. The
Karni crossing, Gaza’s main cargo terminal, has been closed along with other
crossings since June 25 when Palestinian militants mounted a deadly attack
on an Israeli army post near the Gaza border, killing two Israeli soldiers
and kidnapping a third. more...
EU President Calls On Israel To Free Palestinian Officials
(July 2, 2006) -
Israel should release detained Palestinian officials and the Palestinian
side should free immediately an Israeli soldier, said Finnish Prime Minister
Matti Vanhanen on Saturday, whose country has just assumed the European
Union (EU)’s rotating presidency. In an interview with
Germany’s Die Welt newspaper, Vanhanen urged the Palestinian militants
to immediately release the Israeli solider captured during a predawn attack
on an Israeli outpost near Gaza border on Sunday. Israel retaliated by sending
troops into the Gaza region, launching airstrikes and arresting Palestinian
officials. Vanhanen said Israel must halt its military operations, free
the Palestinian ministers and members of parliament and stop destroying
civilian infrastructure in the Palestinian territories. He stressed that
negotiation is the only way to solve the problem.
Finland took over from
Austria the rotating presidency of the 25-member EU on Saturday.
Thousands In Indonesia Protest Israel Gaza Actions
(July 2, 2006) - Thousands of Indonesian Muslims
rallied in front of the heavily fortified U.S. embassy in Jakarta on Sunday,
condemning Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip. Members of Indonesia’s
Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest),
as they carried banners with pictures of Sheik Ahmed Yassin, a Hamas leader
killed by the Israelis in 2004, and posters saying “Save Palestine.” Hamas,
whose charter calls for Israel’s destruction, now controls the Palestinian
government. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim nation and has
no diplomatic relationship with Israel. Many in the country support the
Palestinian cause or are opposed to U.S. policies in the Middle East, especially
the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. After Palestinian gunmen, some from the armed
wing of Hamas, seized an Israeli officer in a cross-border raid a week ago,
Israeli troops and tanks entered the southern part of Gaza to clamp down
on the territory. The Indonesian protest, which included many women in white
Muslim dress and headscarves accompanied by their children, was peaceful,
but hundreds of police were on hand to maintain order. more...
Ahmadinejad: Nuke Program Will Continue (July
2, 2006) - Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said yesterday Tehran
will continue its uranium enrichment programme despite international calls
to halt the sensitive project. “The Iranian government and the people have
decided, and without any doubt with dignity and glory we will pass this
phase,” he was quoted as saying from Gambia after explaining Iran’s fuel
cycle programme, which has enriching uranium as its focus, to Ivory Coast
President Laurent Gbagbo. Ahmadinejad is in Gambia to address the African
Union summit. Tehran is under mounting pressure from the West to respond
by next week to an international offer that would defuse the nuclear standoff.
World powers gave Iran one more week on Thursday to provide a “clear and
substantive response” to an international proposal on suspending uranium
enrichment, but Tehran immediately rejected the deadline. Foreign ministers
of the G8 group of leading nations said European Union foreign policy chief
Javier Solana and Iran’s head nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani will meet
on Wednesday to discuss the plan. “We expect to hear a clear and substantive
Iranian response to these proposals at the planned meeting,” the ministers
said in a statement from Moscow, where they were preparing a July 15-17
summit in Saint Petersburg. more...
Israel Threatens To Hit Damascus (July 1, 2006)
- Israel holds Khaled Mashal, the leader of Hamas’ Syrian branch, responsible
for the abduction of two Israeli soldiers and wants Syria to expel Palestinian
leaders from the country. Israel threatened to kill Hamas militants based
in Damascus. Al-Jazeera television said Public Security Minister Avi Dichter
claimed they knew the locations of HAMAS and Islamic Jihad leaders in Syria
and will not hesitate to kill them. Justice Minister Chaim Ramon said, “The
leader of Al Qaeda, Meshal is a terrorist of the worst kind, and the international
community must exert pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to expel
Meshal from Syria.” Ramon claimed Meshaal gave the order for abduction and
is now a target for assassination. Syrian security forces said they tightened
the security measures to protect the HAMAS leader. Israeli army said yesterday
they carried out a low-altitude flight over the palace of Syrian President
Bashar Assad in Latakia, in northwestern Syria. Syrian sources reported
that they fired at two Israeli planes flying over Syrian air space.
Israel Quiet On Second Kidnap Claim (July 1,
2006) - A SECOND Israeli soldier has been kidnapped and will be killed
unless Israel ends its military offensive in the Palestinian territories,
the radical Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades declared overnight. The armed group,
loosely affiliated to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah party,
called for “the end of the Israeli offensive,” “the lifting of the blockade”
in the territories, and the “withdrawal (of Israeli troops) from the occupied
zones in the West Bank and Gaza”, in a statement. “If our demands are not
met, the Al-Aqsa Brigades will kill the kidnapped soldier,” the statement
said, without giving any details of the kidnapping. The soldier was seized
in the West Bank, the group said. They named him as Hoffmann Kfeir Samuel,
aged 24, a resident of Hulul, south of Tel Aviv. There was no immediate
Israeli response to the kidnapping claim. The group also demanded the release
of Hamas ministers and deputies seized by Israeli forces following the earlier
kidnapping of 19-year-old army corporal Gilad Shalit, along with the release
of “all the other detained Palestinians”. more...
Murderer Israel, Get out of Palestine, Chanted Thousands of Turks in Istanbul
Friday (July 1, 2006) - Thousands of angry
Turks burned an Israeli flag Friday and chanted “Murderer Israel, Get out
of Palestine!” to protest Israel’s offensive into the Gaza Strip. Hundreds
of women, wearing black chadors or covering their heads with Islamic-style
head scarves, carried Palestinian flags and banners which read: “Israel
is burning Palestine.” Police said about 5,000 people participated in the
protest outside Istanbul’s Bayazid Mosque. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
said he has contacted Palestinian authorities in an effort to help end the
crisis over Israel’s offensive, which was launched following the kidnapping
of an Israeli soldier on Sunday. Turkey has friendly ties with both fellow
Muslim Palestinians and Israel. Israeli occupation terrorist air force has
struck more than 30 targets in Gaza - including the Palestinian Interior
Ministry - while thousands of Israeli soldiers backed by tanks have taken
up positions in the southern part of the strip.
Jordan Condemns Israeli Gaza offensive (July
1, 2006) - Jordan on Thursday condemned the ongoing Israeli massive
ground offensive in the Gaza Strip. Jordanian government spokesman Nasser
Judeh said that Jordan was upset by the continuation of the Israeli military
operation against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, slamming it as “a
collective punishment.” more...
Thousands In Egypt Rally For Palestinians (July
1, 2006) - Several thousand protesters at one of Cairo’s main mosques
called Friday for holy war against Israel to help the Palestinians in their
conflict with the Jewish state. more...
Iran Condemns ‘Zionists’ Crimes In Palestine
(July 1, 2006) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi
said Friday that ‘Zionist’ regime’s recent aggressions on the Palestinian
occupied lands stem from its international isolation, IRNA reported.
Israel warns: free soldier or PM dies (July 1,
2006) - ISRAEL last night threatened to assassinate Palestinian Prime
Minister Ismael Haniyeh if Hamas militants did not release a captured Israeli
soldier unharmed. The unprecedented warning was delivered to Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas in a letter as Israel debated a deal offered by
Hamas to free Corporal Gilad Shalit. It came as Israeli military officials
readied a second invasion force for a huge offensive into Gaza. Hamas’s
Gaza-based political leaders, including Mr Haniyeh, had already gone into
hiding. But last night’s direct threat to kill Mr Haniyeh, a democratically
elected head of state, sharply raised the stakes. more...
“Be not overcome
of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
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