August 24, 2006

News for August 24, 2006

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Gul to Seek Syrian ME Peace Contribution in Damascus (August 20,2006) - Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, who is on a round of shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East region, is scheduled to visit Syria on Tuesday in a move to urge the Syrian administration to contribute to the peace efforts. Having visited Lebanon, Israel and Palestine within the past week, Gul will pay a one-day visit to Damascus during which he is expected to call on Syria to contribute to a regional solution.".... more...
| Gog/Magog | Israel | Islam |


Turkey Cautious on Troop Deployment Despite Israeli Urging (August 20,2006) - "Bringing a cautious approach to Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz's statements saying his country wants to see the Turkish participation in the UN force for Lebanon, Gul said, "If the contribution will be made to stability and peace, if tears and bloodshed will be stopped with Turkish assistance, this will be evaluated carefully. Turkey won't draw its policy priorities in accordance with other countries' interests. Attaining stability in the region is also in the interest of Turkey.".... "He warned Israel that permanent peace can't be attained through use of force and unilateral decisions, urging dialogue, cooperation and multilateral consensus to proceed in the peace process. "Attaining just, comprehensive, permanent peace and stability in the Middle East is the sincere wish and aim of the international community as well as Turkey. The only way to attain this goal is dialogue and cooperation. Violence and unilateral initiatives won't help efforts to attain permanent peace and stability in the region," Gul told Israeli officials during his meetings.".... more...
| Gog/Magog | Israel | Islam |

They're good! Israel is probably now feeling like they need Islamic support in order to prevent Islamic wrath in Israel defending herself. They've got the Israeli leadership so tied up it can't really do anything. Not only that, but they're using it to lull Israel into a false sense of security by acting "cautious" and speaking about permanent peace. Anyone who listens to their own words of the Islamic rulers behind these nations knows full well the only thing they want is Israel gone. Lasting peace is the last thing on their mind. However, if they can lull Israel into allowing them to have troops on the border, and pretend to want a lasting peace, then Israel will be completely taken by surprise when they suddenly attack. Fortunately, Turkey will be completely surprised when God wipes them and the other armies out in the mountains of Israel! Olmert also said, "Israel has confidence in Turkey." I would probably be a lot more vocal about this, but I'm not worried for Israel's safety because of God's intervention, so BRING IT ON! I want to see God's name glorified!

World leaders call on Turkey to contribute to peacekeeping in Lebanon (August 20, 2006) - The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, French President Jacques Chirac and Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi expressed their expectation on Saturday that Turkey should join the UN peacekeeping force to be deployed in south Lebanon. During their phone talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the three leaders underlined importance of Turkey's participation in the peacekeeping force, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. They also noted that the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces would be an important step to ensure a lasting peace between Israel and Lebanon. For his part, Erdogan said that Turkey wanted to safeguard peace and stability in the region and welcomed the UN Security Council's decision to deploy peacekeeping force in Lebanon. The Turkish prime minister also noted that his country will decide whether to contribute to the UN peacekeeping force after discussion, adding that the decision needs to be approved by the Turkish parliament. Earlier, Turkey has expressed willingness to contribute to the peacekeeping force in Lebanon, but said that even if it eventually sends troops to Lebanon, the force will under no circumstances be a combat force. more...
| Gog/Magog | Israel | Islam | EU/UN |

They don't need weapons with all the stockpiles hidden in Lebanon. They could just use those in their surprise attack. This puts a convincing front up to those not watching closely that would, on the surface, make Turkey appear to really desire peace... until the moment they decide to attack.

Turkish PM Erdogan Says 'Nobody Should Expect Us to Remain Neutral': Reactions From the Turkish Media to the Middle East Crisis (August 16, 2006) - In June 2006, the Turkish media reported on two recent surveys, by Pew and by Princeton Survey Research Associates. The Pew study, which was conducted in 15 countries between March 31 and May 14, 2006, found significant erosion of positive feelings towards the U.S. among the Turkish people. The Princeton study showed that most Turks have negative feelings towards Jews and Christians - more than in other Muslim countries and Arab countries - and that most do not believe in democracy, despite the common belief that Turkey is the most democratic country in the Muslim world. The secular mainstream daily Hurriyet reported that thesurvey results showed anti-Americanism on the rise among Turks. While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was chosen by 25% of respondents as the most trusted leader, President George W. Bush came last, with only 3%. [1] Hurriyet's Ertugrul Ozkok warned in his column that Turkey was becoming the most fanatical and hostile country towards Christians in the Islamic world, pointed out that this anti-Western trend was evident among secular ultra-nationalists as much as among Islamists, and opined that Turkey was headed towards catastrophe. [2] The centrist, secular daily Sabah reported thatthere was widespread disbelief in Turkey that Arab terror groups were behind the 9/11 attacks. [3] In a column titled "Why Are the Turks More Anti-West than the Arabs?" Turkish columnist Semih Idiz of the centrist, secular Milliyet wrote: "A Syrian friend of mine asked me, '[…] Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has [good] relations only with Turkey and not with the Arabs. This relationship has begun to be of strategic importance. Why do the Turks do what the Arabs don't?' He means, 'Why are the Turks more royalist than the king?' And really, why is it that the Turks dislike Christians more than the Arabs [dislike Christians]? In what direction is Turkey going? […] Tomorrow's Sun Will "Rise on a World Without Israel" Turkish columnist Ayhan Bilgin wrote in the Islamist daily Vakit: "[...] The rabid attacks by Israel, the golem created by America that feeds on Muslim blood, are diminishing its chances of existing on the sacred [Muslim] land. Nobody should be surprised when tomorrow's sun rises on a world without Israel [...] Not much time remains until the great war." [14] more...
| Gog/Magog | Israel | Islam |


TV Documentary Links Hitler and Darwin (August 22, 2006) - "Among German historians, there's really not much debate about whether or not Hitler was a social Darwinist. He clearly was drawing on Darwinian ideas." Dr. D. James Kennedy hosts a "groundbreaking inquiry" into the social impact of Charles Darwin, and the connection between him and Adolf Hitler, in Darwin's Deadly Legacy, a documentary slated to air August 26th and 27th, on the Coral Ridge Hour. Says Kennedy, "To put it simply, no Darwin, no Hitler. Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it." The documentary features 14 scholars, scientists and authors, who collectively reveal the consequences of Darwin's theory of evolution, and how it "fueled Hitler's ovens." For information on station listings, CLICK HERE. The program features 14 scholars, scientists, and authors who outline the grim consequences of Darwin’s theory of evolution and show how his theory fueled Hitler’s ovens. “To put it simply, no Darwin, no Hitler,” said Dr. Kennedy, the host of Darwin’s Deadly Legacy. “Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it.” more...

There is a great DVD series I would recommend everyone watching. It's by Dr. Kent Hovind on the Creation/Evolution debate. He lays out the scientific data with common sense a child understands to present the lies brought forth by the evolution religion. Watch them here for free! Also, watch his debates!

Muslim College Students Reach for Bible during Mid-East Crisis Because Gospel was Shared (August 21, 2006) - "It was really cool how God put the pieces together," said Melissa Hunt, a member of a St. Louis-area Baptist church. "When I was going through all the job descriptions, this one in the Middle East caught my eye. I put it down as my third choice, because I knew my parents would flip. It took me a few days before I accepted that I just knew that's where God wanted me to be." She had no idea how God would use her in the recent crisis, as she headed for Lebanon in early summer, for a short eight-week stint. Her goal was to mix with the other college students, and meet them on a personal level. She went armed with Bibles, and the knowledge that she would be battling with generations of Islamic mentality. Fashion and soccer were the fever of July, and Hunt, with several of her friends, went in style. They talked with other students about everything from fashion to Jesus. She was stunned to be greeted with openness. She and her friend, Lori Strahan, took a survey asking students about God. One of the girls said to Lori later, "Lori, I believe God led you to tell me these things." But when the bombs fell they watched the city switch over to war mode like it was the most natural thing. As the crisis progressed, many of their new Muslim friends called to see if they were ok. And some of them began reaching for their new Bibles given to them by a team of Christians who showed them what real peace is. "[T]heir cry is for more stability, for some peace," Strahan said. "Jesus would offer that peace." more...


Annan plans Mideast trip to Syria and Iran (August 23, 2006) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan plans to visit Israel, Lebanon, Iran and Syria in coming days to help shore up an uneasy Lebanon cease-fire, the United Nations announced on Wednesday. Annan's trip is aimed at implementing the August 11 Security Council resolution 1701, calling for a truce between Israel and Hizbollah and the deployment of a U.N. force of up to 15,000 troops to help enforce it, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. Formation of the new force, considered vital to solidifying the fragile truce in southern Lebanon, has proceeded slowly. Several European nations expected to contribute troops have balked. They say they want to see clearer guidelines of how the force will operate, although draft rules issued last Thursday had had European input. Dujarric could not say if Annan would be in Iran before August 31, the Security Council deadline for Tehran to suspend its nuclear enrichment work. One European diplomat said Annan had wanted to go to Tehran for some time to discuss the nuclear issue and that the month-long Lebanon war gave him a pretext. more...


Putin Says Russia Considering Sending Troops to Lebanon (August 23, 2006) - Russia is considering sending troops to the United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon to enforce the Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire, President Vladimir Putin told Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi. “He said he is thinking about it,’’ Prodi told reporters at his vacation villa in Tuscany, after a telephone conversation last night with Putin. Prodi’s spokesman confirmed his comments. Putin ”has started talking to his collaborators and he’ll give us an answer in the coming days,’’ he said. Lebanon faces a “security vacuum’’ unless the peacekeepers and Lebanese soldiers are deployed to oversee the cease-fire, UN envoy Terje Roed-Larsen said after visits to Lebanon and Israel yesterday. There is ”reason for pessimism’’ until peacekeepers are in place, he said. The cease-fire that came into force Aug. 14 halted a 33-day conflict between Israel and the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah group. European Union ambassadors are meeting in Brussels today to prepare a UN foreign ministers’ meeting on Aug. 25 to determine Europe’s contributions to the force. more...
| Gog/Magog | Israel | Islam | EU/UN |

Wow! We have Russian and Turkish forces planning troop deployment into Lebanon! These are several the main players in the Gog/Magog invasion! This would mean that troops the Bible says will invade Israel from the North are going to be, with the approval of Israel herself, massing troops on Israel's border! And everyone, even Israel is ok with this! Don't be surprised if they suddenly decide to attack, and don't be surprised when God destroys their armies in the mountains of Israel!

Syria opposes U.N. forces on its border (August 23, 2006) - Syria on Wednesday opposed deployment of an international force along its border to prevent arms shipments to Hezbollah, and Israel called the situation in Lebanon "explosive." A cease-fire was further shaken by artillery shells and explosions that killed three Lebanese soldiers and an Israeli. Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora asked the U.S. to help lift an Israeli blockade on his country's coast and airport — something Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said would not happen until U.N. troops deployed along the Lebanon-Syria border to block the flow of weapons. Hezbollah's vast arsenal of rockets and other weapons, much of which is believed to originate in Iran, reaches the guerrillas across the Syrian border. European Union ambassadors and deputies met in Brussels, Belgium, to drum up volunteers for the force, but tentative pledges reached just 4,200 troops by Wednesday — far short of the 15,000 called for by the U.N. cease-fire resolution. Deployment was likely take weeks or months. Meanwhile, Syria indicated it might impose a blockade of its own. "They will close their borders for all traffic in the event that U.N. troops are deployed along the Lebanon-Syria border," Finland's foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja said after meeting his Syrian counterpart, Walid Moallem, in Helsinki. Finland holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. Lebanon has land borders only with Syria and Israel. more...
| Israel | Islam | EU/UN |

Hmm... Gee, I wonder why they would be so opposed to the blockade of weapons into Lebanon????

Prodi offers Italian troops to command UN mission in Lebanon (August 22, 2006) - The Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi has confirmed that Italy is prepared to command the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon. He told reporters at the Tuscan seaside resort where he is on holiday that, in the course of a long phone conversation with the UN secretary general Kofi Annan, he had said that Italy was willing to lead the force, an idea that the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had raised with Mr Prodi at the weekend. But he also endorsed the proposal made by the US President George Bush yesterday that a new UN resolution on Lebanon was needed. "This is a complicated mission and it is right to be prudent," he said. The important thing, he added, was to have "a precise mandate with precise terms and a very clearly defined alliance". Mr Prodi's commitment came after France had stunned its European allies by agreeing to provide only 200 extra troops for the UN mission, of which it was the joint architect. It had been expected to provide between 2,500 and 4,000. more...
| Israel | Islam | EU/UN |


Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (August 24, 2006) - In 1992, an architect in Atlanta, Ga., specializing in sacred geometry, presented a series of View Master slides to Enterprise principal investigator Richard C. Hoagland. This architect was not only a specialist in "block walls and concrete," but was also a member of certain secret society -- the Masons. The slides he provided depicted a space adventure through the solar system, from the Moon to Mars and beyond to the Asteroid Belt. In the story, an ancient civilization was found by "asteroid miners" to have once existed on a former planet between Mars and Jupiter. This civilization left behind a calling card: a series of "tetrahedral" pyramids with "magical" properties -- like anti-gravity --discovered in the Asteroid Belt and on the Moon. Sound familiar? It should. But the source is even more intriguing. After receiving this data more than eight years ago, we began to re-assess our perspective on just how long "they" may have known about Cydonia. Enterprise principal investigator Richard C. Hoagland then spent the better part of the next decade -- and several tens of thousands of dollars -- tracking down the principals behind the creation of this particular product and establishing what connections, if any, there were to the various players behind the scenes at NASA. Eventually, as we developed our "stellar ritual alignment" model and it's connections to the belief systems of various "secret societies" involved at the highest levels of our space program, we became even more suspicious that somebody may have had a pre-conceived idea that there was something "down there" at Cydonia (see below). We then began to dig into the background of the Tom Corbett universe, and some even more interesting linkages began to appear. Based on Robert Heinlein's juvenile novel SPACE CADET published in 1948, "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet" was something of a multimedia phenomenon from 1950-55. Books, comics, and all manner of radio and TV versions were produced in great abundance during this period. This futuristic property was used to educate and encourage young minds to get interested in space travel and science. Now however, it appears that it was used for something more -- to educate and encourage young minds about the reality of the Exploding Planet Hypothesis, the Face on Mars, artifacts on the Moon, and Hyperdimensional Physics. For there, buried in a series of View Master slides created in 1955, four years before "Brookings," is virtually the entire history of the Cydonia investigation in one form or another. Given that that report called for a process of "conditioning" the general public in advance of announcing that "artifacts" had been found in the solar system, and this blatant reference is exactly just such a tool, the question is begged: What did they know? And when, exactly, did they know it? more...
| Mars/Cydonia |

I've done some research into the face and pyramids on Mars and have orbiter images on the link at the beginning of this story's commentary. The scientific evidence is all there as well as the Biblical evidence of a planet between Mars and Jupiter that was destroyed suddenly, leaving the asteroid belt we have today. There is also evidence of a cataclysmic destruction from outside of Mars atmosphere that only covers one hemisphere of the planet. This shows that the debris that struck Mars was sudden and short, hitting all at once before the planet had a chance to rotate. It would also explain the missing atmosphere with the clear presence of water in the polar icecaps. To top it off, there are images of the surface of mars that show clear pyramid structures all arranged in patterns on the surface of Mars. Who built them? Nature doesn't form pyramids like that. The answer is in the Bible, which says that Lucifer once walked amongst the "stones of fire," or planets. It also says God destroyed him from amongst those planets. More on that following the Mars/Cydonia link above.

DEBKAfile Exclusive: American electronic warfare experts in Israel to find out how Hizballah’s Iranian systems neutralized Israeli EW (August 23, 2006) - The American EW experts are interested in four areas.

  1. The Israeli EW systems’ failure to block Hizballah’s command and communications and the links between the Lebanese command and the Syria-based Iranian headquarters.
  2. How Iranian technicians helped Hizballah eavesdrop on Israel’s communications networks and mobile telephones, including Israeli soldiers’ conversations from inside Lebanon.
  3. How Iranian EW installed in Lebanese army coastal radar stations blocked the Barak anti-missile missiles aboard Israeli warships, allowing Hizballah to hit the Israeli corvette Hanith.
  4. Why Israeli EW was unable to jam the military systems at the Iranian embassy in Beirut, which hosted the underground war room out of which Hassan Nasrallah and his top commanders, including Imad Mughniyeh, functioned.

Until the watershed date of July 12, 2006, when the Hizballah triggered the Lebanon War, Israel was accounted an important world power in the development of electronic warfare systems – so much so that a symbiotic relationship evolved for the research and development of many US and Israeli electronic warfare systems, in which a mix of complementary American and Israeli devices and methods were invested. In combat against Hizballah, both were not only found wanting, but had been actively neutralized, so that none performed the functions for which they were designed. This poses both the US and Israel with a serious problem in a further round of the Lebanon war and any military clash with Iran. more...
| Iran | Israel | Islam |


Deadly, Major Quake Predicted to Strike New Zealand, Experts (August 24, 2006) - An overdue alpine fault earthquake will strike "out of the blue" and cause widespread death, shut down power generators, create tsunami within New Zealand and overwhelm emergency services, experts warn. The major quake will cause intense shaking and rupturing along hundreds of kilometers of the fault line bisecting the South Island, geology experts Tim Davies and Mauri McSaveney predict. "The most likely time [for the quake] is now. The next most likely time for it to happen is tomorrow," Associate Professor Davies, of Canterbury University, told the Natural Hazards Management Conference in Christchurch. "The longer the delay, the bigger it will be. It will occur with no recognizable warning. We can't manage it - we have to adapt to it." The pair have outlined a nightmarish scenario in the aftermath of the quake and are urging people to be prepared as best they can. Overseas help would be needed when the quake struck. "There will be death and injuries, especially in the [Southern] Alps and West Coast. Rescue services and medical services will be overwhelmed, and remain so for weeks in places." more...
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Tungurahua Eruptions Leave Thousands Homeless — All Water Contaminated (August 23, 2006) - Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano spewed molten rock, ash, and gases last week as authorities evacuated hundreds of families from the threatened area. The eruption of Tungurahua, located approximately 85 miles south of the capital, Quito, ended up killing four people and destroying 10 villages, leaving 5,000 people homeless. Tens of thousands of acres of pasture and crops were also destroyed, according to the Associated Press citing the Civil Defense. The AP reported Oswaldo Proano, a spokesman for the Red Cross, told Radio Bolivar that “the situation in the villages affected by the eruption ... is difficult since all the water for human consumption is contaminated with ash." Officials said tanker trucks were helping to solve water problems, but donations of bottled water were still needed. Marcelo Villagomez, Civil Defense coordinator of the province of Chimborazo, told the AP there were sufficient stores of food and water to last 15 days and requests have been made for additional supplies. Mario Paredes, a Church of the Nazarene district superintendent, said, “Overnight on Wednesday, August 16, the volcano exploded again, but this time stronger. It was the biggest in the last 120 years. A lot of ash has fallen in Riobamba and Ambato.” On Friday, August 18, Paredes calculated that more than 100,000 bags of ash had been gathered. more...
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