News for August 30, 2006
Meshech is Turkey (Ancient Muschki and Musku in Cilicia and Cappadocia)
Turkey is coming on the scene big time now. In fact, Russia and Turkey are both planning on sending troops into Lebanon. It's looking to me, a lot like the Gog/Magog invasion is being set up right now. Even to the extent that Turkish and Russian troops will be sent into Lebanon to keep the peace without disarming Hizbullah. Look at all the stories on Turkey and their actions. To me, it looks like a deception to have all the armies just a few miles North of Jerusalem for easy and quick attack. They found Iranian republican guard dead from the fighting in Lebanon already. That's some of the major players in the Gog/Magog invasion already deploying troops to Lebanon under what I believe are false pretenses. I could be wrong, but it's too perfect and fits with the way they work... Lay low with a good deception that lulls the enemy into a sense of security (keeping Hizbullah from firing), then suddenly they all swarm in on Israel.
If Turkey, Russia, Iran, and the others were to attack, the EU could sit back acting totally caught off guard and appear to the world to be on Israel's side. Then Javier Solana could step in and confirm the covenant with Israel, also allowing for the rebuilding of the Jewish temple on the temple mount since these fanatic Muslims are so mean. Of course, that would all be part of the plan. When you control the fanatics, you can make many lies appear true.
Of course this all hinges on the timing of Gog/Magog, but can you honestly look at the news of troops being sent to Lebanon and not question it? I really think we'll see the Gog/Magog invasion before the 7-year ENPI and because of the attempted attack, the temple will be included in the covenant signed with many.
Turkey reaching out to Arab world - leaving Europe behind?
(August 29, 2006) - Turkey's moves to increase
economic ties with the Persian Gulf countries are seen by diplomats as yet
another indication of Ankara's waning enthusiasm for the European Union.
Some Turkish analysts feel that in view of the slow pace of accession talks
with the European Union, Turkey's interests would be better served by improved
relations with the Arab countries of the Middle East, an area for centuries
ruled by Ottoman sultans. At the same time, diplomats in Ankara and Athens
discern a low ebb in Turkey's relations with the United States, attributed
to Turkish opposition to U.S. policies in Iraq and Washington's unconditional
support for Israel during the war against Hezbollah guerrillas. "U.S.-Turkish
alliance is crumbling," Kathimerini, a conservative Greek daily, headlined
recently. Turkish officials say relations with Washington are merely in
a state of "temporary chill," and point to a "shared vision
document" signed by the two countries last month. The United States
has always considered Turkey to be a major link between the West and the
Muslim world and an example of coexistence between Islam and secularism.
At this time, however, Turkey's political and economic attention is centering
on the Arab world, particularly after a three-day visit last week by Saudi
King Abdullah and the announcement by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Erdogan of plans to double trade with the Saudi kingdom. more...
Turkish Parlament Gives Green Light to Turkish Troop Deployment in Lebanon
(August 29, 2006) - Ankara, which has been
discussing whether to join in the peacekeeping force to be deployed in Lebanon
following a United Nations (UN) cease-fire decision, has finally decided
to join the force “in principle.” Ankara’s decision came after U.N. Secretary-General
Kofi Annan’s announcement that the peace-force would not be commissioned
with the disarmament of Hezbollah. Following a cabinet meeting yesterday,
Justice Minister and government spokesperson Cemil Cicek informed reporters
that the cabinet decided to join the peace-force in Lebanon in the frame
of U.N. resolution 1701. The parliament will be called on to discuss this
issue as soon as possible, Cicek noted. The number of soldiers to be sent
to Lebanon will not exceed 1,000. The government plans to pass the decision
on troop deployment within a week at the latest. A decree allowing the use
of some ports and airbases for "humanitarian purposes" was submitted
for signatures in the cabinet meeting as well. A “statement of purpose”
had been sent to the U.N. regarding this issue and details of the motion
will be discussed in today’s meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan. Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul and representatives from the
General Staff will attend today’s meeting. "Turkey’s hesitations
have been eliminated. Annan’s remarks have been influential in this as well,"
said a foreign ministry official about the troop deployment decision.
Did you catch that? As long as Turkey doesn't have to disarm their heroes, Hizbullah, they're fine with sending in troops. I can't believe Israel is so blind. Maybe that's because God is bringing Gog/Magog against Israel so He "will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD."
Experts warn U.S. is coming apart at the seams
(August 26, 2006) - A pipeline shuts down
in Alaska. Equipment failures disrupt air travel in Los Angeles. Electricity
runs short at a spy agency in Maryland. None of these recent events resulted
from a natural disaster or terrorist attack, but they may as well have,
some homeland security experts say. They worry that too little attention
is paid to how fast the country's basic operating systems are deteriorating. "When
I see events like these, I become concerned that we've lost focus on the
core operational functionality of the nation's infrastructure and are becoming
a fragile nation, which is just as bad — if not worse — as being an insecure
nation," said Christian Beckner, a Washington analyst who runs the
respected Web site Homeland Security Watch (www.christianbeckner.com).
The American Society of Civil Engineers last year graded the nation "D"
for its overall infrastructure conditions, estimating that it would take
$1.6 trillion over five years to fix the problem. "I thought [Hurricane]
Katrina was a hell of a wake-up call, but people are missing the alarm,"
said Casey Dinges, the society's managing director of external affairs.
These Are the Facts Herb L. Peters
(August 26, 2006) - While putting together
the map above a had a thought: "This is not speculation. These are
the facts!" You see, we all have seen those prophecy charts and maps
in our old Bible prophecy books that where based on the author's understanding
of the prophecies. And, here I was, creating a map about recent events,
and it looked like what was in those old books. As I've been reporting,
we may have the two big players of end-time prophecy moving a peacekeeping
force into the Middle East -- the EU and the UN. Their stated goal is to
bring a lasting peace. Also as I've been reporting, the 10-nation WEU alliance
is the backbone of the EU's new force, which is the backbone of the UN's
peacekeeping force. For someone like me who believes in prophecy and has
followed the rise of the WEU alliance from its beginning, the recent news
is almost overwhelming. If you've read my book, you may understand why.
Let's take a closer look at where the WEU peacekeepers will be deployed.
Like I mentioned before, these events aren't speculation -- they're the
facts on the ground
Arab League. The scary part is, all the players appear to be in place
for the 70th week of Daniel. The only thing missing may be the
religious element to the UN -- or is it? My friend Constance Cumbey called
a few minutes ago and directed me to the Website of the Eighth World Assembly
of Religions for Peace. And, guess whose smiling face showed up? That's
right, Club of Rome President, His Royal Highness Prince El Hass bin Talal.
Remember? We were asking where the religious element to the UN came in.
Bingo! As I write in my book, the EU's Javier Solana is a member of the
Spanish chapter of the Club of Rome. The club's primary purpose is the creation
of what they call global governance. That explains the club's interest in
the UN. And, since the Club of Rome's president is the person pictured above,
establishing a global religion appears to be part of their agenda. In fact,
take a look at what I found on the
World Assembly of Religions
for Peace Website. more...
VeriChip Sells First Baby Protection System, in Talks with Military (August 25, 2006) - Updated: The maker of human-implantable RFID chips makes its first sale of its infant protection, wander prevention and staff duress system to a Canadian hospital and is discussing testing its implantable chips in two military branches. VeriChip, the company that makes human-implantable RFID chips, is looking to span its equipment from newborns to the military's enlisted. The company announced Aug. 24 that it has made the first sale of its infant protection, wander prevention and staff duress system to the Brampton Civic Hospital in Brampton, Ontario. Separately, the company confirmed a day earlier that it is in talks with the military to test its implantable chips in two branches of the military. VeriChip said in a press release Aug. 24 that the Brampton hospital, under construction now, is spending $750,000 to have VeriChip's platform and applications installed at its newest facility. more...
This RFID technology sounds like the perfect technology to implement the coming mark of the beast. Part of the mark is not being able to buy or sell without it. The way credit cards and identity theft is going, this would be a sure-fire way to ensure only those who take the chip can participate in the global commerce system. For instance, if there is no more cash, the only way you could legally get anything from any store anywhere is to have this chip that's linked up to the databases with all your information and bank data. That would be the only way to access funds and so stealing would be the only way to have access to food and other essentials outside of hunting for it yourself. It essentially criminalizes those who refuse it. This technology also enables a chip to be tracked wherever a reader is located. With the implementation of WiFi technologies, RFID can be read and it's data transmitted from anywhere within WiFi network range. Soon, there won't be anywhere you go that isn't covered by WiFi of some kind. This could allow the operators on the other end to see where any particular person is at any particular time. Sounds like just the technology the antichrist could use to make people choose his system or to have faith in God to provide. Faith being what it is amongst non-believers or new believers, I'm guessing the majority will choose the system that they can ensure will give them food. The Bible says that there is no salvation for those who take the mark and give their loyalty to the antichrist. That's why it's the number of a man. It's his mark they're taking. I don't think this is the mark of the beast, but it certainly could develop into it. If you're forced to make a choice between being rejected from society or taking a mark of loyalty to someone, choose rejection. It will only last a while. Eternity is forever.
Russia and Central Asian Allies Conduct War Games in Response to US Threats
(August 24, 2006) - Barely acknowledged by
the Western media, military exercises organized by Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
and Tajikistan under the Collective Security Treaty Organization, (CSTO)
were launched on the 24th of August. These war games, officially tagged
as part of a counter terrorism program, are in direct response to US
military threats in the region including the planned attacks against Iran.
The Rubezh-2006 exercise, is scheduled to take place from August 24-29 near
the Kazak port city of Aktau: "It will be the first joint military
exercise undertaken by CSTO countries, and will involve 2,500 members drawn
from various armed services of member states, with Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
and Tajikistan the principal participants. Uzbekistan, which has recently
rejoined the CSTO, will send observers, while the two other pact members,
Belarus and Armenia, will not be taking part .( IPWR News Briefing Central
Asia) Press reports from the region describe these war games as a response
to US military presence and ambitions in Central Asia: "The growing
militarization is connected with mutual mistrust among countries in the
region, say analysts. Iranian media have speculated that the United States
is using Azerbaijan to create a military counterweight to Iran on the Caspian.
It is possible that the exercise conducted by the CSTO – in which Russia
is dominant – represents a response to concerns about United States involvement
in developing Kazakstan’s navy. Observers say Russia is leaning more and
more towards the Iranian view that countries from outside should be banned
from having armed forces in the Caspian Sea." Experts say the US is
trying to step up the pressure on Iran, as well as to defend its own investments
in Azerbaijan and Kazakstan. It is also trying to guarantee the security
of the strategically vital Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. more...
Hmm... Looks like Russia and company are flexing their muscles in defense of Iran. Surprised?
World's Greatest Diplomat by Herb L. Peters
(August 22, 2006) - According to this report,
the UN's Kofi Annan is the world's top diplomat
Read about it here. I don't think so. Annan may be a player, but
it's certainly not because of having any special diplomatic skills. That's
why I fear Annan's involvement in finding a solution to the Middle East
crisis is not only unwise -- it's dangerous. So, how did Annan wiggle himself
into the crisis? I suspect Annan's opening may have been the EU's Javier
Solana, and Solana's opening US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. If
you recall, when the crisis broke Solana first met with British Prime Minster
Tony Blair. Soon after a microphone inadvertently left on caught Blair delivering
a message through President Bush to give to Rice. Only a few days later
Rice attended a dinner with Solana and Annan. I believe that's where it
may have happened. You see, Solana developed a close relation with Rice
and I believe he may have used his influence to bring Annan in to help settle
the crisis. Keep in mind, part of Solana's security doctrine calls for creating
a new international order through the UN. The saddest thing about all this
is what happened to Israel. It's becoming obvious that the war went wrong.
In fact, many Israelis are demanding an investigate to uncovered exactly
what happened. The picture that's forming reminds me of what happened at
the Bay of Pigs. The US government assembled a group of Cuban freedom fighters
and promised air support for their invasion. At the last minute, the new
Kennedy Administration called back the planes. The result was their invasion
plan turned to a disaster and the freedom fighters were killed or captured.
Here's what I think: As in the Bay of Pigs, I believe Israel and the US
may have agreed to a well thought out plan. But, after Israel set out to
fulfill that plan, the US, for some reason, suddenly changed it. The result
was the well thought out plan turned to a disaster. A few days ago I was
listening to Bill O'Reilly interviewing a former US Ambassador to the UN.
O'Reilly asked why France talked the US into going along with a UN Resolution
that later France refused to support
Read about it here. The former Ambassador answered it was Rice's fault
-- she said Rice should have known France is hard to work with. In other
words, this former Ambassador also believed that Rice may have been deceived.
This brings us back to the dinner Rice had with Solana and Annan. You see,
I too believe Rice may have been deceived -- but not by France. I suspect
Rice may have been deceived by the world's greatest diplomat. And, it wasn't
Kofi Annan. more...
This is some background information on Solana. More here.
Iran's Navy Attacks and Boards Romanian Rig in Gulf
(August 22, 2006) - Iran attacked and seized
control of a Romanian oil rig working in its Persian Gulf waters this morning
one week after the Iranian government accused the European drilling company
of "hijacking'' another rig. An Iranian naval vessel fired on the rig
owned by Romania's Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP) in the Salman field and
took control of its radio room at about 7:00 a.m. local time, Lulu Tabanesku,
Grup's representative in the United Arab Emirates said in a phone interview
from Dubai today. "The Iranians fired at the rig's crane with machine
guns,'' Tabanesku said. "They are in control now and we can't contact
the rig.'' The Romanian company has 26 workers on the platform, he said.
Iran, which holds the world's second-largest oil and gas reserves, is due
to respond today to a European Union-led offer of incentives aimed at persuading
it to halt uranium enrichment activities that are crucial to its nuclear
program. Neither the press office of Iran's oil ministry nor the one of
Iran's revolutionary guards could be reached for comment when called. Today
is a national holiday in Iran. more...
Irish company challenges scientists to test 'free energy' technology
(August 19, 2006) - An Irish company has thrown
down the gauntlet to the worldwide scientific community to test a technology
it has developed that it claims produces free energy. The company, Steorn,
says its discovery is based on the interaction of magnetic fields and allows
the production of clean, free and constant energy -- a concept that challenges
one of the basic rules of physics. It claims the technology can be used
to supply energy for virtually all devices, from mobile phones to cars.
Steorn issued its challenge through an advertisement in the Economist magazine
this week quoting Ireland's Nobel prize-winning author George Bernard Shaw
who said that "all great truths begin as blasphemies". Sean McCarthy,
Steorn's chief executive officer, said they had issued the challenge for
12 physicists to rigorously test the technology so it can be developed. "What
we have developed is a way to construct magnetic fields so that when you
travel round the magnetic fields, starting and stopping at the same position,
you have gained energy," McCarthy said. more...
This is kind of the same idea that I had been mulling about for free energy. The principle being that magnetism is a force that is never degraded in rare earth magnets. It is a limitless source of energy because magnetism manifests itself in the physical world. If you can harness that energy in such a way that it creates perpetual motion, you could have a rotating source that produces electricity as long as the power from the magnetism is over the friction, etc. At any rate, magnetism is a force that never goes and has the power to expound more energy than it takes. See an example here.
Tehran Seeks Help From Turkey on Lebanon (August
13, 2006) - Following the European Union, Turkey’s neighbor Iran,
sought assistance from Ankara to resolve the crisis in Lebanon, the Turkish
website Zaman reported. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki made
a surprise visit to Turkey en route to Yemen and Egypt, where he suggested,
“Turkey should exert its influence and take the necessary initiatives.”
The visiting foreign minister met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Erdogan and Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul. Before his meetings, the Iranian
FM said that Iran and Turkey have common concerns about the situation in
Lebanon. Diplomatic sources informed Zaman that Mottaki asked Turkey to
adopt an assertive and active role to help the United Nations (UN) Security
Council take a fair decision on Israel’s offensive in Lebanon. Mottaki also
requested Turkey to take the initiative to implement the decisions taken
during the Organization of Islamic Conferences (OIC) meeting in Malaysia
last month. During the Malaysia meeting the OIC had made a call for an immediate
and unconditional cease-fire. more...
Turkish, Iranian Armies Build Up Forces Along Iraq's Only Quiet Area
(August 12, 2006) - Hundreds of Kurds had
to flee their homes in the mountain village of Razqa, Iraq, when artillery
shells came whistling down from Iran early this month, blowing apart their
homes and livestock. In Turkey, meanwhile, armoured personnel carriers and
tanks rumble along its remote border with Iraq’s Kurdish zone. Turkey has
sent tens of thousands of fresh soldiers in the last few weeks to beef up
an already formidable force there. The Kurdish provinces of northern Iraq
are the country’s most stable and prosperous area. But to neighbouring Iran
and Turkey, they are something else: an inspiration and a support base for
the large Kurdish minorities in their own countries. So Iran and Turkey
are sending troops, tanks and artillery to the frontier to seal off the
borders and send a message: if the U.S.-backed Iraqi government doesn’t
clamp down on Kurdish guerrillas who use Iraq as a base, they’ll do it themselves.
That has left the United States in a quandary. If U.S. forces take action,
they risk alienating Iraqi Kurds, the most pro-American group in the region.
And if they don’t, they risk increased tensions – and possibly worse – with
two powerful rivals. more...
My main reason for bringing this story in is to show the clear relationship between Iran and Turkey. Contrast this to the "peaceful" Turkey that is going to be sending in troops to Lebanon. Turkey is Islamic, no doubt, and the anti-Semitism comes from Islam more than anywhere else. As the story above points out, Turkey has now agreed to sending in troops purely because they will not be forced to disarm Hizbullah! What kind of peacekeeping force will that be? Not a very good one since they'll probably try to attack Israel as soon as they're ready. Guess where all their troops will already be deployed? The Northern border of Israel. Sound familiar? Keep watching!
Turkey Set to Buy 50 SLAM-ER Missiles From U.S.
(August 10, 2006) - Turkey is to buy 50 SLAM-ER
missiles (Standoff Land Attack Missiles-Expanded Response) for $139 million
from the U.S. through the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) program, Defense Minister
Vecdi Gonul said on Wednesday. Gonul, responding to a question from Justice
and Development (AK) Party Deputy Turhan Comez, confirmed that the U.S.
Defense Security Cooperation Agency has asked for Congress' approval to
sell Turkey the missiles. Gonul indicated that Turkey and the U.S. have
reached agreement on the sale of the missiles, adding that talks are yet
to be concluded on the conditions of payment. The minister underlined that
these missiles will be of great strategic advantage to the country. SLAM-ER
missiles are a highly adaptable day/night, all-weather, over-the-horizon
precision strike missile. They are capable of hitting stationary or moving
targets on land or at sea and are recognized by the U.S. Navy as the most
accurate weapon in its inventory.
Iran Enriching Uranium Ahead Of UN Deadline: Paper
(August 30, 2006) - Iran has begun enriching
a new batch of uranium just days ahead of a U.N. deadline for Tehran to
suspend atomic fuel work or face possible sanction, The Washington Post
reported on Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency, the Vienna-based
U.N. nuclear watchdog, plans to disclose Iran's new enrichment work in a
report due out on Thursday, the newspaper said, citing officials in Washington
and European capitals who have been monitoring Iran's efforts. The newspaper
said the officials stressed that Iran's new work involved small quantities
of uranium being enriched to an extremely low level that could not be used
for nuclear weapons. The U.N. Security Council has given Iran until Thursday
to suspend uranium enrichment -- a process which can produce fuel for civilian
reactors or material for nuclear bombs -- and has threatened to consider
sanctions unless it does so. Iran has said it would not stop its nuclear
activities, which it contends is for generating electricity. "We've
seen no indication that Iran intends to comply with the U.N. Security Council's
condition of suspending its nuclear program," Undersecretary of State
Nicholas Burns told the Post in an interview. "Should it not comply
by Thursday, and should the IAEA report confirm Iran's continued efforts
to enrich uranium, the U.S. will move to begin sanctions discussion at the
United Nations, and we expect a sanctions resolution to be passed,"
Lebanon Refuses Contact With Israel (August 30,
2006) - Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora said Wednesday that
he refused to have any direct contact with Israel and Lebanon would be the
last Arab country to ever sign a peace deal with the Jewish state. "Let
it be clear, we are not seeking any agreement until there is just and comprehensive
peace based on the Arab initiative," he said. He was referring to a
plan that came out of a 2002 Arab League summit in Beirut. It calls for
Israel to return all territories it conquered in the 1967 Mideast war, the
establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital and a
solution to the Palestinian refugee problem _ all in exchange for peace
and full normalization of Arab relations with Israel. Israel has long sought
a peace deal with Lebanon, but Beirut has hesitated as long as Israel's
conflicts with the Palestinians and Syria remained unresolved. Saniora said
Lebanon wants to go back to the 1949 armistice agreement that formally ended
the Arab-Israeli war over Israel's creation. more...
Japanese Firm’s Sales to Iran Under Scrutiny (August 30, 2006) - An investigation into a Japanese manufacturer suspected of exporting sophisticated measuring devices to Libya’s former atomic weapons program has increasingly focused on whether the company also sold similar equipment to Iran, a government official said today.
Christian Pakistani teen escapes death (August 30, 2006) - A Pakistani teen who embraced Christianity has escaped death at the hands of her family, who unsuccessfully demanded she recant her faith, an international ministry group says. Voice of the Martyrs said the girl, identified only as Diana, now is in hiding for her life. She grew up in a strict Islamic family in Pakistan, the group said, and her life was "typical" until she met a girl named Mary who was a Christian, and Diana decided to embrace the faith. "When Diana's family learned that she had become a Christian, they repeatedly beat her and insisted she return to Islam," the organization, which ministers to the persecuted Christian church worldwide, said. "But Diana refused. She was then forced to a local canal where her uncle put a pistol to her head and gave her one last chance to return to Islam. Diana replied, 'You can kill me if you want. I will not leave Christ,'" VOM confirmed. "It was then," VOM said, "that Diana's uncle noticed an extremely poisonous black cobra swimming in the canal. Believing he could escape any prosecution for his niece's death, he threw her into the path of the cobra." Miraculously, Diana, who could not swim, escaped and went into hiding, VOM said. "She recently told Voice of the Martyrs, 'Jesus was crucified for us. Can we not endure some of the same for Him?"
Britain 'is now biggest security threat to US'
(August 29, 2006) - Britain now presents a
greater security threat to the United States than Iran or Iraq, an American
magazine said yesterday. In an article on Islamists headlined "Kashmir
on the Thames", the New Republic painted Britain's Muslim communities
as a breeding ground for violent extremism. Citing recent opinion poll evidence
suggesting that one in four British Muslims believed that last year's London
Tube bombings were justified, the magazine said: "In the wake of this
month's high-profile arrests, it can now be argued that the biggest threat
to US security emanates not from Iran or Iraq or Afghanistan, but rather
from Great Britain, our closest ally." The magazine, with a circulation
of 60,000-a-week, has its roots on the Democratic Left although in recent
years it has backed much of President George W Bush's foreign policy. The
claim is the latest in a series of hostile reassessment of Britain by Americans
in the wake of the alleged plot to bring down transatlantic airliners. Many
have been appalled both by the existence of enthusiastic jihadis in British
cities and by the call from some of their leaders for a change in the country's
foreign policy. more...
The very real NAFTA superhighway (August 29,
2006) - I'm getting a little tired of know-nothing Washington officials
acting like they know something. Or maybe it's a case of know-something
politicians hiding something. Either way, it's not funny any more.
But I'll report, you decide. There seems to be a concerted effort under
way – from Washington to Salina, Kan. – to deny the very well-documented
plans of the Bush administration and members of Congress to build a "NAFTA
superhighway" from Mexico, through the U.S. heartland, into Canada.
Simple reporting on this plan, as WND alone has done, using the government's
own words and documents, continues to result in tongue-in-cheek ridicule
from the political class. For instance, last week, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.,
was on one of his semi-annual pilgrimages to meet his constituents. One
of his stops was a luncheon at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce.
The event was chronicled by the local birdcage liner, which dutifully reported
everything the senator said without challenge. According to the story,
Gary Swartzendruber, the Democratic candidate for Saline County commissioner,
asked what sounds like a very good question. It is one increasingly being
raised by concerned members of the community there – including Democratic
congressional candidate Nancy Boyda – and, for that matter, by informed
people across the United States. The question was basically this: What do
you, the esteemed chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who has
just been lecturing us about the need to be vigilant against domestic terrorism
here in the heartland, think about "discussions that are under way
for a proposed NAFTA superhighway." Roberts scoffed. In fact, he tried
to turn the legitimate question into a joke. In fact, what he did was turn
himself into a joke. more...
Why liberals are crushing dissent (August 28, 2006) - Liberals are actively undermining first amendment rights to free speech by trying to crush opposing views. Growing ever bolder in their naked grab for power they are leaving scorched earth behind those who disagree with them. This is why Dick Gephardt, Joe Lieberman, and Zell Miller no longer find themselves included in the modern Democratic Party. What is left over for the Democrats are wildly anti-American, anti-God, and anti-biblical leftists who are now bragging about their use of brute force to crush the voices of those who disagree with them. Perhaps that's why this week in one of the boldest moves yet by a sitting liberal, Democrat Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez proclaimed, "The real purpose of SB 1437 is to outlaw traditional perspectives on marriage and family in the state school system." He continued, "The way you correct a wrong (perspective) is by outlawing.’ Cause if you don't outlaw it, then people's biases tend to take over and dominate the perspective and the point of view." Nunez's solution to the people he disagrees with is to outlaw their ability to disagree with him. And Nunez's viewpoint is one that pervades liberals in his party and in the nation. That is why Nunez and his fellow democrats in the California State Assembly voted in unison to pass four bills that are all designed to punish people who disagree with them. To incarcerate someone for daring to criticize a different point of view - over a purely behavioral issue. more...
EU Enters New Era Of Middle East Influence With UN Mission
(August 28, 2006) - European support for the
UN force in Lebanon has thrust Europe into a major new political role in
the Middle East, a region where it has traditionally been better known as
a rich aid donor. With nearly 7,000 soldiers pledged for the UN force in
Lebanon, Europe's commitment marks an "historic opportunity",
said Spanish Foreign Minister Miquel Angel Moratinos, himself a former special
EU envoy to the region. "The time has come for European efforts to
relaunch peace in the Middle East," he said Friday after his EU counterparts
met in Brussels with UN chief Kofi Annan. "Europeans are gaining more
in credibility, in presence and engagement in the future of this region,
which is our region," he said Saturday. Italy, which will be the the
force's biggest contributor with up to 3,000 soldiers and which will take
over its command next February from France, was hopeful that the commitment
would mark a new era of EU influence in the region. "It's the first
time that Europe assumes such a strong responsibility in the region and
we hope there will be a change, not only for the stabilization of the border
between Israel and Lebanon, but also to push peace in the whole region"
said Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema. more...
But what are they ACTUALLY going to accomplish? If I'm right about the Gog/Magog timing, we could see this "peacekeeping force" allow for the buildup of troops on Israel's Northern border without drawing attention that they're about to be attacked. Is that what's happening? I really don't know, but it's a good deceptive cover. And with both Russia and Turkey planning to place troops on the Lebanon-Israel border, our attention should be aroused at least.
Jesse Jackson discusses prisoner swap with Syria
(August 27, 2006) - Veteran civil rights leader
Rev. Jesse Jackson discussed an Israel-Hizbullah prisoner swap with Syrian
President Bashar Assad Sunday, and appealed for dialogue as a means to solve
the Mideast's problems. Jackson, who arrived in Damascus on the first leg
of a tour that also includes stops in Lebanon and Israel, said he was on
a humanitarian mission to gauge the "views" of Syrian, Lebanese
and Israeli officials. He also said he would appeal to them to stick to
the UN-brokered cease-fire that ended 34 days of fighting between Israel
and Hizbullah. Jackson was leading a 10-member ecumenical delegation representing
Jewish, Muslim, Roman Catholic and Protestant Groups on his Middle East
tour. He also held talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, as
well as with Christian and Muslim clergymen in Damascus.
Wow, this guy really doesn't have a clue. It's a shame that so many look to him for whatever reason they all seem to. He really is clueless. Has he not been listening to their own words? Dialog doesn't work here, they've stated their desire to destroy the state of Israel and it's even written into their holy books. Maybe you can convince them that Mohammed was wrong? Give it a shot Jesse! You can do it!!! Maybe we should read Bible prophecy and understand what the Bible has to say, because these Muslim nations are either reading the Bible and purposely fulfilling prophecies from it, or God really meant what He said in Amos 3:7 and He does know our future. He's about to become the biggest part of your life, are you ready? Or would you rather He not be part of your life? Either way, it's your own choice. God will honor that choice.
UNIFIL Accused of Providing Israeli Intelligence to Hizbullah
(August 27, 2006) - UNIFIL (UN Interim Force
in Lebanon), the neutral force that has been stationed there since 1978,
is tasked with maintaining peace between Israel and Hizbullah along the
70-mile Israeli-Lebanese border. However, as columnist and ZOA Philadelphia
chapter President Lori Lowenthal Marcus writes in the Weekly Standard this
week, it appears that UNIFIL took a clearly one-sided stand in favor of
Hizbullah during the recent war in Lebanon. UNIFIL "openly published
daily real-time intelligence, of obvious usefulness to Hizbullah, on the
location, equipment, and force structure of Israeli troops in Lebanon,"
Marcus wrote, "even specifying the placement of IDF safety structures
within hours of their construction." In contrast, nothing specific
regarding Hizbullah's terrorist forces was ever posted. Instead, only general
statements such as one to the effect that Hizbullah "fired rockets
in large numbers from various locations" were published. As an example,
UNIFIL posted the following on July 25: "Yesterday and during last
night, the IDF moved significant reinforcements, including a number of tanks,
armored personnel carriers, bulldozers and infantry, to the area of Marun
Al Ras inside Lebanese territory. The IDF advanced from that area north
toward Bint Jubayl, and south towards Yarun." UNIFIL has been implicated
before in partiality towards Hizbullah. Just 18 hours after the kidnapping
of three IDF soldiers along the Israeli-Lebanese border in late 2000, UNIFIL
troops videoed two cars that were used in the abduction and that were filled
with blood and other kidnapping-related evidence. Though the videos may
have helped save one or more of the soldiers' lives, high-ranking U.N. officials,
including Secretary General Kofi Annan and Middle East envoy Terje Larsen,
denied that any such videotape existed. Only on July 6, 2001 did the U.N.
finally admit that it possessed the tape. more...
*GASP!* But the UN is supposed to be neutral and just! Anyone who has been actually watching the UN's activities knows that for decades, it has been stacking the odds and the world against Israel. Just part of Bible prophecy, but the fact that it isn't more common knowledge is scary in today's world. Islam has a lot of control in the EU and UN, or should I say the same force that controls Islam has it's powerful hands in the EU/UN too.
UK poll shows increase in fear of Islam (August
27, 2006) - A majority of people in the UK fear Islam as a religion,
not only its extremist elements, and a growing number feel that the country
faces "a Muslim problem," a new survey has revealed. A YouGov
survey for The Daily Telegraph published on Friday shows that 53
percent feel threatened by Islam and see it as a threat to the West. The
plot to blow up trans-Atlantic passenger airplanes discovered in the UK
this month and the 7/7 terrorist attacks on London are said to be major
factors behind the increase of 21% in people's fear of Islam from a similar
poll in 2001. The poll has also shown that figures have nearly doubled of
those agreeing that "a large proportion of British Muslims feel no
sense of loyalty to this country and are prepared to condone or even carry
out acts of terrorism." Only 16% believe that "practically all
British Muslims are peaceful, law-abiding citizens who deplore terrorist
acts as much as anyone else," a seven-point drop from 2001.
Everyone is bound to notice the evidence eventually. Unfortunately, it will probably get to the point the UK is at now before the US wakes up at all. Europe is a good picture of what the US will become. Our government is already planning a similar Euro currency for the Americas called the Amero. There's also plans for a North American Union. See the official government website.
Nasrallah: We won't be restrained for a long time
(August 27, 2006) - Hizbullah leader Hassan
Nasrallah said Monday that had he believed, even one percent, that a war
would break out following the kidnapping of two IDF soldiers, the operation
would never have been launched. In an interview granted to Lebanese news
network New TV, Nasrallah said in an almost apologetic tone that "we
did not believe, even by one percent, that the captive operation would result
in such a wide-scale war, as such a war did not take place in the history
of wars. Had we known that the captive operation would result in such a
war we would not have carried it out at all." Similar comments were
made Nasrallah's deputy, who said that his organization was surprised by
Israel's response. In his first interview since the ceasefire, Nasrallah
at times assumed an apologetic stance, unlike the boastful stance taken
immediately after the operation. At another point during the interview,
Nasrallah corrected his own declarations and said that that a Hizbullah
member who took part in the kidnap operation fell into IDF custody – something
he flatly denied in the past. Nasrallah complained that since the ceasefire, "there
are attempts to enforce Israel's new conditions, such as the deployment
of UNIFIL forces in Lebanon's airport, ports, and along the northern border
with Syria." He hastened to ad that "as long as there is occupation
we reserve our right to resistance. Until now we displayed restraint and
tolerance, but this does not mean that we will be patient for a long time.
We reserve this right and we can realize it at any time." "There
won't be public displays of weapons in the south , except of in cases of
preparations or funerals of martyrs," stressed Nasrallah. "This
is our policy – to refrain from displaying weapons. If the Lebanese army
notices any gunman – it is it's natural right to expropriate the weapons,"
said Nasrallah. Nasrallah's comments match Israeli beliefs that Hizbullah's
political stance has been harmed following the war. more...
Report from Invader-Infested Maywood, California (August 27, 2006) - I was at the Maywood, California protest yesterday joining Save Our State and Minutemen protesting the fact that Maywood allows it to be a "sanctuary city". This was my experience...
I was dropped off by my ride while he parked and I saw all of the American flags and started walking towards them and suddenly there was a rush of thugs running towards me calling out "death to the minutemen". They stopped me in my tracks. They pushed me around and told me if I was to take one step further, they would beat the shit out of me.
I looked to the back of me and there were about 4 police officers leaning on their vehicle just watching, doing nothing! So, as I stepped forward, they stole my sign and ripped it up as another was throwing water on me. Meanwhile, I am still getting pushed around and threatened, so I again look back to see if the police are going to help. Nope!
So, I stood there with my hands on my hips with one hand on my pepper spray and I was ready to use it. Again, I might mention that there are 4 or 5 police officers behind me doing NOTHING to the fact that I am being threatened, pushed around and stolen from.
I was ready for whatever they were going to give me at that point. I was going to pepper spray all of them and I looked back one more time as I am being pushed around by men, a police officer finally waves me over. So, I went over and then they escorted me across the street to another group of officers who escorted me to our SOS group.
After being at the rally for a while, we noticed that the opposition
was getting louder and they we watched as they took the American flag off
of the flag pole and stepped on it on the ground at the United State Post
Office and mounted a Mexican flag and up it went. At this point the police
did nothing. Finally, they went over to take it down and they had bottles
and rocks thrown at them. They did not attempt to arrest anyone. They were
unable to take it down because they cut the wrong line so the flag remained
there for the rest of the day. I believe that all Americans need to know
about this and need to see that Mexican flag hanging at an American post
office. We are being invaded and the American people need to wake up! Another
woman was beat up (while the police watched) and injured as well as an elderly
man. They tend to pick on the weaker targets. more...
Syria Draws a Line at the Border (August 27,
2006) - When United Nations Resolution 1701 was passed on August
11, it was seen as a diplomatic breakthrough to end 33 days of war between
Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Many today, however, are having serious
doubts whether this ceasefire will last and whether 1701 is actually a diplomatic
victory - or failure - for the UN. In addition to a ceasefire, the resolution
demands the deployment of the Lebanese army, and eventually multinational
troops, on the border to prevent any future war between the Israel Defense
Forces (IDF) and Hezbollah. It gives Israel the right to self-defense, however,
while denying this right to Hezbollah, explaining why the party's secretary
general, Hassan Nasrallah, accepted the resolution "with reservations".
If implemented to the word, the resolution would deprive Hezbollah of the
territory it has used to wage war against Israel since the 1980s. A Hezbollah
that is deprived of southern Lebanon would be a Hezbollah that cannot fire
rockets against northern Israel. The resolution also asked for implementation
of Resolution 1559, which calls for the complete disarming of Hezbollah,
and strongly says that no arms should be transferred to the Lebanese military
Life and Death (August 27, 2006) - Western
guilt blinds us to the nature of Islamic extremism. The simple back-and-forth
of war can create the illusion that both sides have a legitimate point to
make even when this is not so, and it is clear that Hezbollah's cause has
greatly benefited from war's "equalizing" effect. This Shiite
militia seems to have known that merely fighting Israel would gain legitimacy
for its cause. A cease-fire would make it a "partner" in peace.
The Goliath Israeli military would make it a David whose passion proved
the truth of its cause. But amid all the drama of this war there has been
very little talk of exactly what Hezbollah's cause is. And, of course, it
is not just Hezbollah's cause. There is Hamas, one more in a family of politicized
terrorist groups spread across the Muslim world. Beyond these more conventional
groups there is the free-floating and world-wide terrorism of groups like
al Qaeda. In Europe, there are cells of self-invented middle-class terrorists
living modern lives by day and plotting attacks on modernity by night. And
around these cells there is often a nourishing atmosphere of fellow traveling.
Then there are the radical nation-states in league with terrorism, Iran
and Syria most prominent among them. From nations on the verge of nuclear
weapons to isolated individuals--take the recent Seattle shootings--Islamic
militancy grounded in hatred of Israel and America has become the Muslim
world's most animating idea. Why? I don't believe it is because of the reasons
usually cited--Israeli and American "outrages." No doubt Israel
and America have made mistakes in the Middle East. Certainly, Israel was
born at the price of considerable dislocation and suffering on the part
of the Palestinians. And yes, there will never be a satisfying answer for
this. Yet every Israeli land-for-peace gesture has been met with a return
volley of suicide bombers and rockets. Palestinians have balked every time
their longed-for nationhood has come within grasp. They have seemed to prefer
the aggrieved dignity of their resentments to the challenges of nationhood.
And Hezbollah launched the current war from territory Israel had relinquished
six years earlier. more...
DEBKAfile Exclusive: First wave of arrests inside Hizballah of suspected
informers to Israeli intelligence (August 29,
2006) - No commissions of inquiry for Hassan Nasrallah. Our exclusive
sources learn that Hizballah’ special security service has begun rounding
up suspects in the northern Beqaa Valley, Baalbek and South Lebanon of members
and others suspected of tipping off Israel intelligence on the location
of the storehouse holding the heavy Zelzal missiles. Those missiles, no
more than three or four, were held in reserve as Hizballah’s most devastating
strategic weapon against Israel, capable of hitting Tel Aviv. Monday, Aug.
28, prime minister Ehud Olmert revealed for the first time that the Israeli
air force destroyed those missiles in the first 34 minutes of the Lebanon
war on July 12. Nasrallah needs urgently to find the leak through which
the missiles’ place of storage and very existence, one of Hizballah’s most
tightly kept secrets known only to very few top leaders of the organization,
reached Israel. The first arrests were made among people living in the vicinity
of the missile cache. More arrests have been carried out in the Shiite communities
who live near or are connected with the Hizballah intelligence and secret
command centers in Baalbek, which were targeted by Israeli air strikes and
commando forays. more...
Medicine Trees (August 29, 2006) -
With more than 300 plant-made pharmaceuticals (PMPs) under various stages
of discovery, plants are now gaining widespread acceptance as a platform
for protein production. There is no doubt that PMPs are soon going to be
the new buzzword in the biotech industry, Sushmi Dey discovers. Advances
in biotechnology aided in the production of therapeutic proteins essential
in a wide range of pharmaeuticals like monoclonal antibodies, enzymes and
blood proteins. Since the demand for these biopharmaceuticals is expected
to increase, researchers all over the world are looking at ways to ensure
that they will be available at significantly larger amounts and on a cost-effective
basis. One such solution comes in the form of plant-made pharmaceuticals
(PMPs), which are cheap to produce and store, easy to scale up for mass
production and safer than those derived from animals. The use of plants
for medicinal purpose dates back to thousands of years, but genetic engineering
of plants to produce desired biopharmaceuticals is a much more recent phenomenon.
In normal circumstances, drugs are synthesised through strong chemical reactions
or taken from natural sources such as texol or curcumin. The conventional
system in place for the production of commercial protein has relied on microbial
fermentation and mammalian cell lines. But according to studies, these systems
have disadvantages in terms of cost, scalability, and safety that have promoted
research into alternatives. more...
'Ahmadinejad Would Sacrifice Half of Iran to Wipe Out Israel
(August 25, 2006) - Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, if he ever became the supreme decision maker in his country,
would "sacrifice half of Iran for the sake of eliminating Israel,"
Giora Eiland, Israel's former national security adviser, told The Jerusalem
Post on Thursday. At present, Eiland stressed, the ultimate decision maker
in Iran was Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 67, whom he said was "more
reasonable." But, Eiland went on, "if Ahmadinejad were to succeed
him - and he has a reasonable chance of doing so - then we'd be in a highly
dangerous situation." The 49-year-old Iranian president, he said, "has
a religious conviction that Israel's demise is essential to the restoration
of Muslim glory, that the Zionist thorn in the heart of the Islamic nations
must be removed. And he will pay almost any price to right the perceived
historic wrong. If he becomes the supreme leader and has a nuclear capability,
that's a real threat." In facing up to Iran's nuclear ambitions, Eiland
said the United States had three possible courses of action, "all of
them bad," and that a decision could not be postponed for too long, "since
delay, too, is a decision of sorts." more...
Drought Shrivels Worldwide Wheat Supply (August
30, 2006) - Analysis - From Australia to Argentina, erratic weather
is slashing wheat crops of the major producers, which is threatening to
push up prices to multi-year highs and making it difficult for countries
to replenish stocks. While the world's carryover stocks could cushion the
blow, the crop woes coincide with rising demand from Europe and India, which
is grappling a with a huge shortfall. Appetite for feed wheat for livestock
is also likely to grow as mills cut the usage of corn because its price
has soared on strong demand from ethanol makers. "It is going to be
a year of tight supplies," said Mark Samson, vice president for South
Asia of the U.S Wheat Associates. "And with expectations of high world
prices, more hedge funds are increasingly paying attention to this market."
The interest of investment funds in grains is growing and helping to push
up prices. The Deutsche Bank Fund now allocates 22.5 percent of its investment
funds to wheat and corn trading. "Wheat prices are firm now and could
still go higher," said Antonio Moraza, president of Pilmico Foods Corporation,
a Philippines-based flour milling firm. more...
I believe this may be a sign of the times. Revelation 6:5,6 talks about a time of famine, or shortage of wheat and barley. Given the other signs, could this be what is spoken of? We'll have to see how this develops.
'Minor' Earthquake Grabs Attention of Thousands
(August 29, 2006) - It's being called a minor
earthquake --- but boy did it get the attention of thousands of residents
on Oahu and Molokai. Last night at 8:09 --- an earthquake with a magnitude
of 3.7 rocked many in homes, restaurants and shopping malls. From Haleiwa
to Hawaii Kai folks were still talking about the quake. "I was in my
chair and I heard a bang and my chair jumped," says Ted Tesman, Hawaii
Kai resident. "We live up in Pupukea and we were having dinner and
the whole house moved --- everything in the kitchen everything," says
Adi Cohen, North Shore resident. "It was like a huge like a sonic boom
or something," says Debbie Tesman, Hawaii Kai resident. Even scientists
were rattled. "The whole house started to shake and the dog looked
up at the ceiling and wondered what in earth is going on," says Gerard
Fryer, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. "what was going on" was
something that doesn't happen often --- an earthquake off Oahu. "Very
few --- I mean these have all occurred since I've been working but the last
time we had anything in this general vicinity -- was 2002," says Stuart
Weinstein, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. more...
Meteor Rattles Hawke's Bay (August 29, 2006) - A meteor lit up the Hawke's Bay sky last night and burned up with a boom that rattled windows. "It was like an earthquake, but without the shaking," said one Akina woman. Maraekakaho woman Liz Wilson heard "the weirdest noise, like a V8 engine" at about 9.45pm. "We got in the car, as you do, and had a look around the place ... we so wanted to find a big, burning thing," she said. An Otane woman said her father saw a "huge, big fireball with a long tail" overhead and heading towards Elsthorpe. Bruce Hoyt was driving south along the Hawke's Bay Expressway when the sky lit up as if by lightning. "It came down, heading south, then broke up into six to eight pieces, before fading out. A second or so later, I heard a bang. "I would say the bang was from the meteor hitting the atmosphere. The sound came later because it travels slower than light." more...
Missouri Homes Evacuated After Sinkhole Swallows Man's Garage (August 14, 2006) - As Norm Scrivener finished the front section of his Sunday paper, a mammoth sinkhole swallowed his garage and the 2001 Chevy Cavalier inside. Photos: The Nixa neighborhood where a 75 foot-deep sinkhole appeared Sunday morning, swallowing Norm Scrivener's garage and the 2001 Chevy Cavalier inside. (Jess Heugel / News-Leader) "I thought a tornado had hit. I heard ripping and cracking," Scrivener said. "Then I thought a plane or drunk driver hit the house." The garage ripped away from the house at 327 N. Delaware taking a chunk of roof and several feet of driveway with it. At least six houses in the neighborhood were evacuated as geologists, engineers and emergency personnel surveyed the area. The sinkhole had most people baffled and neighbors worried. Neighbors watched as one official slowly climbed on all fours on a fire truck ladder, which extended horizontally over the gorge, to try to measure its depth. The crater was 75 feet deep and 50 to 60 feet in diameter, Bob Pavlowsky, who teaches geography at Missouri State University, told a News-Leader photographer. Sinkholes are common in the Ozarks, but the size of this hole is not, said Doug Gouzie, assistant professor of geology at Missouri State. "This particular size of collapse and suddenness is uncommon," Gouzie said. "For ones I have seen around here this is probably one of the larger ones. It will take time to see how (it) ends up." It will likely continue to collapse in the coming days, weeks and months, he said. more...
More Nicotine in Cigarettes, U.S. Report (August 14, 2006) - The level of nicotine found in U.S. cigarettes has risen about 10 percent in the past six years, making it harder to quit and easier to get hooked, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Department of Health. The study shows a steady climb in the amount of nicotine delivered to the lungs of smokers regardless of brand, with overall nicotine yields increasing by about 10 percent. Massachusetts is one of three U.S. states to require tobacco companies to submit information about nicotine and the only state with data going back to 1998. Public Health Commissioner Paul Cote Jr. called the findings "significant" and said the report was the first new release on nicotine yield in more than six years nationally. The study found the three most popular cigarette brands with young smokers - Marlboro, Newport and Camel - delivered significantly more nicotine than they did years ago. Nicotine in Kool, a popular menthol brand, rose 20 percent. More than two-thirds of black smokers use menthol brands. Calls to Philip Morris USA, the United States' largest cigarette maker and manufacturer of Marlboro cigarettes, and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., manufacturer of Kool and Camel cigarettes, were not immediately returned Tuesday. The study tried to measure nicotine levels based on the way smokers actually use cigarettes, health officials said, in part by partially covering ventilation holes as they smoke and taking longer puffs. Traditional testing methods which do not take real-life smoking habits into account, typically report lower nicotine contents, officials said. more...
The love of money is the root of all evil 1 Timothy 6:10 and more nicotine means more addicts and more money. This is a good example of the rich using the addicted masses to amass wealth, something Christ is very much against and a sign of the times.
“Be not overcome
of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
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