News for September 14, 2006
Baylor study finds religion thriving in the U.S. (September 13, 2006) - Contrary to the impression given on the campaign trail, Americans do not believe God favors one political party over another, according to a national survey released today by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. The American Piety in the 21st Century survey also found that religion is not in decline in the United States as reported by previous national studies. Overall, only 4 percent believe that God favors a political party. Among the roughly 100 million identified as evangelical Protestants by the survey, 8.1 percent hold that belief. However, nearly a fifth (18.6 percent) of respondents believe God favors the United States in world affairs. Among evangelicals, 26 percent think God is on the side of the United States. In what researchers described as one of the most comprehensive studies of the U.S. religious landscape, the survey found that 89 percent of Americans attend a local congregation or affiliate with a denomination. The finding rebuts other national surveys showing that 14 percent or more of Americans were "religious nones" — people with no religious backgrounds. more...
9/11 Firefighter Recalls the Infamous Day as a "Taste of Hell" (September 11, 2006) - Larry Everett is a member of the elite Fairfax County, Virginia, Fire and Rescue Department – and he, like so many other in, remembers exactly where he was on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. He remembers it as "a taste of hell." According to an article written by Terry White for his denominational newspaper, Everett was called in to assist when a hijacked Boeing 757 slammed into the 29-acre Pentagon complex on September 11, 2001 – a day that will take its place in history alongside Pearl Harbor. "Everett vividly recalls entering the third floor of the massive facility and being met with a wall of fire. Temperatures exceeded 2,500 degrees -- he and his crew of 25 watched metal desks and file cabinets melt before their eyes," says White. Wearing firefighting gear rated for only 1,500 degrees, Everett is convinced that God protected him in the inferno. Everett and his colleagues spent nine hours in active firefighting that day. White says: "Their strategy on the upper floors was to push the fire further back into the building where it would starve and be extinguished. But no matter what they did, they could not escape the intense heat." "This is what hell is going to be like," Everett remembers thinking. The impact of the airliner and leaking fuel produced intense heat and a smoky blaze that penetrated three of the building's five rings. White says that when the firefighters entered the first floor, they found a dark area within the collapsed building. Eighteen inches of water covered the floor—it had filtered down from firefighters on the upper stories. There in the basement Everett saw his second picture of hell—a darkness that was so complete it established itself as a presence. "You could feel the darkness," Everett recalls. "Hell is the complete and utter absence of God." more...
This is exactly how I view hell. I've made a page on hell with links to some stories of people who have, in near death, experienced hell. It's a sobering reminder of just how much we need God and it reminds us how much we take the love for granted that we have here on earth. God is love 1 John 4:7,8 and you don't want to be in the absence of His love forever!
DEBKAfile: Olmert’s belated discovery of a serious breach with Washington
prompted him to disinter the Middle East roadmap
(September 10, 2006) - The Israeli prime minister
informed the cabinet Sunday Sept 10 that the time had come to reach for
a “diplomatic horizon.” Offering to meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas
“without pre-conditions,” he brought back to life the moribund Middle East
road map. So what happened to his realignment plan which filled all the
empty space on his campaign platform only six months ago? The answer lies
in Washington, where he is in very hot water with the Bush administration.
First, the White House was angered by the way Olmert, defense minister Amir
Peretz and foreign minister Tzipi Livni mismanaged the Lebanon war and,
in doing so, got in the way of America’s plans for Iran. This was followed
by a further complaint: During his May visit to Washington, the Israeli
prime minister presented the US president and the two Houses of Congress
his realignment (aka convergence) plan for a partial withdrawal from the
West Bank. He asked for American support and received it with an ovation.
Israel's primed for a peace covenant. It's coming soon, I believe, and they will bite. They'll get to rebuild the temple next to the dome of the rock, and soon after the beast will declare himself god there.
Doctors Make "Spectacular, Momentous Discovery" - Permanent Coma Patient Found to Understand what is Going On Around Her (September 7, 2006) - "These are startling results. They confirm that, despite the diagnosis of a vegetative state, this patient retained the ability to understand spoken commands and to respond to them through her brain activity." The Daily Mail reports that scientists have made a momentous discovery: a 23-year-old British woman, trapped in a vegetative state for a year following a car accident, understands what is going on around her. According to the report, using brain scans, doctors discovered the woman can imagine playing tennis in her head when she was told to by doctors. Lead researcher Dr. Adrian Owen is quoted as saying: "These are startling results. They confirm that, despite the diagnosis of a vegetative state, this patient retained the ability to understand spoken commands, and to respond to them through her brain activity." The finding that someone who appears totally unconscious can react in this way has reportedly shocked the medical community who described it as "spectacular" and "remarkable." more...
Texas Towns, Ridiculed for Praying for Rain, Have Prayers Answered (September 5, 2006) - Now another Texas town considers passing a resolution to pray for rain. The drought-stricken cities of Lubbock and Rockwall, Texas, drew national attention last week when they called for city resolutions calling for prayer for rain. According to a report in WorldNetDaily, "There was some snickering in certain parts of the country" when city officials did so. Within seven days of the Lubbock vote, notes the report, the rains started. And they haven't stopped. Without mentioning the prayer requests, Channel 11 KCBD reported: "Looking outside, you'd never guess a month ago that Lubbock was described as parched, and in serious drought conditions." As a result of the "answer to prayer," another Texas town -- Aledo -- is reportedly considering a similar resolution for prayer. The article also stated that it was not the first time prayers for rain in Lubbock have been answered. In January 2004, after a year of drought, the city and county set aside a Sunday to pray for rain, and got the second-wettest year since records have been kept. more...
Prayer works. Ask God for a greater hunger to know Him and His Word. You'll be loving the Bible in no time and digging into Bible prophecy like there's no tomorrow! That's why I'm here. Updated story: Grateful Lubbock calls day of prayer
Al Qaeda No. 2 Releases Tape Inviting Americans to Convert to Islam
(September 2, 2006) - Al Qaeda's deputy leader
Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a new videotape Saturday along with a man identified
as an American member of the terror network, inviting Americans to convert
to Islam. The 41-minute video, posted on an Islamic militant Web site nine
days before the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, had footage
of al-Zawahri and a man the video identified as Adam Yehiye Gadahn, an American
who the FBI believes attended Al Qaeda training camps in Pakistan and served
as an Al Qaeda translator. Gadahn and al-Zawahiri did not appear together
in the footage but were each featured on a split screen. Both wore white
turbans and robes. It was the second time Gadahn has appeared in the same
video with al-Zawahiri. In a July 7 video marking the one-year anniversary
of bombings against the London transit system, Gadahn said no Muslim should "shed
tears" for Westerners killed by Al Qaeda attacks. "To the American
people and the people of the West in general ... God sent his Prophet Muhammad
with guidance and the religion of truth ... and sent him as a herald,"
al-Zawahiri said in an introduction to Saturday's video. more...
I've mentioned before how this is how Islam legitimizes their attacks against non-compliant nations. Get some of the real history behind Islam, read The Prophet.
EU's Solana To Try To Revive Mideast Peace Effort
(September 1, 2006) - The European Union on
Friday said its foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, would tour the Middle
East in an attempt to revive stalled peace efforts and rally support from
Arab nations. Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said the E.U. wants
to get back to the 2003 "road map" peace plan and would step up
support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's efforts to form a Palestinian
government of national unity. The E.U. would like to reconvene the so-called
Quartet that sponsored the "road map" plan - the E.U., the U.S.,
Russia and the U.N. - as soon as possible, Tuomioja said. "Javier Solana
has the mandate ... to move forward with the peace process and present us
with new ideas necessary," Tuomioja told reporters after a meeting
of E.U. foreign ministers. He said Solana will be "in contact with
all parties that are relevant," notably Syria. "It is up to Syria
to choose the role it wants to play. We want it to play a constructive role,"
Tuomioja said. Tuomioja hailed Syria's commitment, made at a meeting with
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan earlier Friday in Damascus, to step up
border patrols and work with the Lebanese army to stop the flow of weapons
to Hezbollah. At that meeting, Annan asked Syria to use its influence to
help win the release of three Israeli soldiers held by Lebanese and Palestinian
militants allied with Damascus. Syria will boost the number of its own guards
along the Lebanon-Syria border, and establish joint patrols with the Lebanese
army "where possible," Annan said. more...
What is the significance of this? It shows the diplomatic prowess of the head of the EU, where everyone is giving over to him control to bring peace in the Middle East. This is exactly what the Bible says will happen, and he's in control of the revived Roman empire!
Actor Chuck Norris and Wife Gena Joi n National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools Board of Directors (September 1, 2006) - Actor Chuck Norris is stepping up in hopes of influencing school boards to implement a curriculum that studies the Bible from a historical point. "We receive a lot of requests to get behind a lot of things, but it took us only a few minutes to know that we were to stand behind this important work," Norris said. And that's just what they are doing. They've been featured on a program to help citizens realize the potential the Bible has in today's classroom. That it is a learning tool. The program has had a 93% success rate with getting the elective course "The Bible in History and Literature" into over 1,350 schools in 37 states. Over 190,000 students have participated in the course as a part of their studies. The textbook for it is the Bible, and the course "emphasizes the Bible's influence upon literature, history, our legal and educational systems, archeology, art, and other aspects of Western Civilization." The program is taught from a perspective of learning from a history book, and includes a 300-page teacher's guide. Students told Chuck and Gena that they love the course, and hope that they can do another year of it. For more information CLICK HERE. more...
Presents: How To Recruit Children By Roee
(August 31, 2006) - Alongside weapons,
rockets, and explosives found by Israel Defense Forces [IDF] soldiers in
southern Lebanon, troops also discovered booklets containing questions for
children on the Hizbullah terror group and its struggle. Their goal: conveying
messages to youth, who will later become the organization's future terrorists.
Do you know who is "the most senior Lebanese prisoner jailed in the
Israeli enemy's prisons"? And where did the aircraft of "the Zionist
enemy" assassinate Sheikh Abbas Mussawi [who served as the
Hizbullah secretary-general before
Hassan Nasrallah], his wife, and his toddler son? If you know the answers,
you have a good chance of winning the children's quiz written by Hizbullah
members. However, this is not a simple quiz examining the general knowledge
of the children and youth of
Lebanon. Hizbullah is attempting to recruit them to the organization
at an early age. Material collected by IDF soldiers in southern Lebanon–alongside
the weapons, rockets, and explosives–reveals a complex and rare picture
of Hizbullah's contents and activities among children and youth, mainly
in southern Lebanon villages, which are considered its stronghold. A special
kit for children was found at the village of Aita al-Shaab. It includes
an award-bearing quiz titled "The 2006 Competition of Victory Youngsters,"
alongside a possibility of donating money to Hizbullah. The kit was produced
by the "aid authority for the Islamic resistance." Alongside the
questions presented to the infants in southern Lebanon, there are also quizzes
presented as a multiple-choice test. Alongside answers to questions like "the
Risk game, Playstation or Atari," one can find answers like "Nissim
Nasser, Samir Kuntar or Yahya Sahef" (the three prisoners which Hizbullah
wants to see released). But Hizbullah members turn not only to children
and youth. Among the materials confiscated during the fighting in Lebanon
at the Aita al-Shaab and Aytaroun villages, soldiers found documents and
leaflets dealing with raising donations for Hizbullah and the organization's
propaganda campaign among the Lebanese population (focusing on the Shiite
community). The documents and leaflets were published by a Hizbullah institution
called "the aid authority for the Islamic resistance." The document
writers explain that the "aid authority for the Islamic resistance"
is an important Hizbullah institution, which was established by the organization
in 1989 in order to properly organize the organization's fundraising system.
The writers estimate that the funds are mainly raised for purchasing weapons
for the organization's fighters. The funds are raised in Lebanon and among
Islamic communities (mainly Shiites) around the world, particularly in the
Persian Gulf countries and in western countries. This institution raises
large sums of money in private homes and public places in Lebanon: Businesses,
mosques, education institution, petrol stations, shopping centers, roadblocks
and more. It uses thousands of "charity boxes" spread among populations,
as well as national fundraising campaigns. Part of the activity is carried
out in cooperation with other Hizbullah social-economic institutions. The
leaflets feature a drawing, with the message that the donations are aimed
at purchasing weapons for the destruction of the State of Israel. The leaflets
read: "In order for all of our houses to become part of the resistance
(Hizbullah)–this is the resistance box–place it in your home." The
picture shows a charity box designed as the Dome of the Rock with a photo
of the former Hizbullah secretary-general. Coins inserted into the box turn
into bullets when they emerge from the box and smash a Star of David symbolizing
Here's the danger and evil nature of these groups. They indoctrinate young and that hatred stays firmly rooted in their minds and hearts. Even common sense can't get through to these types most of the time because they were indoctrinated so young.
Israeli researchers get a charge out of safe nano-battery
(August 27, 2006) - A team of scientists at
Tel Aviv University have developed and patented a nano-battery technology
for fast charge/discharge batteries that eliminates fire hazards associated
with current lithium-based batteries and can provide an alternative source
of power for mobile devices. As semiconductor technology has advanced over
recent years, batteries have become the weakest link in the operability
of electronic devices according to TAU Prof. Menachem Nathan, head of the
university's Fleischmann Faculty of Engineering, and the head of the nano-battery
project. The growth in power-hungry mobile devices in the marketplace, however,
means that manufacturers must substantially increase battery running time
by packing more and more power into tighter packages. Moreover, end-users
are becoming impatient with the amount of time needed to charge these high
power batteries, resulting in a need to design quicker charging devices.
New EU Map Makes Kent Part Of Same 'Nation' As France
(September 13, 2006) - They have tried to
redraw the map of Europe before. Now a German-led "conspiracy of cartographers"
stands accused of trying to use a new European Union directive to give Brussels
the power to change national boundaries. The Conservative Party fears that
the directive, currently passing through the European Parliament, could
be the first step of a Berlin-inspired masterplan to create a United States
of Europe divided, not into nation states, but instead a series of "trans-national"
regions, the templates for which have already been drawn up. Under the changes,
those living in Kent and East Sussex would find themselves not inhabitants
of Britain, but the TransManche region, where their fellow citizens would
not be their English-speaking neighbours but the French-speaking population
of northern France. more...
This isn't too surprising. It's the price you pay for uniting like that. It's what the SPP is all about here in America.
Another 9/11 on it's way (September 12, 2006)
- The Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks were the beginning of the collapse
of the American empire, and it is only a question of time before the next "great
big event" strikes the United States, a senior Palestinian terror leader
who received American training warned during a WND interview today. "The
Americans even now are doing everything to bring our hostility and hatred
to higher levels and bring us to wait impatiently for the next great big
event," said Abu Muhammad, a senior leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
in the northern West Bank city of Jenin. "They deserve one more coup
of this kind (like 9/11), and I am sure it is only a question of time. September
11 was the beginning of the collapse of this empire of evil." The Al
Aqsa Brigades, the declared "military wing" of Palestinian Authority
President Mahmoud Abbas' party, is responsible for scores of deadly shootings,
hundreds of rocket attacks, and – together with the Islamic Jihad terror
group – every suicide bombing inside Israel in the past two years.
An Al-Qaeda video released on Saturday [September 2] called on Americans and the rest of the Christian world to "repent" and convert to Islam. Excerpt: "This is the invitation that precedes the attack."
3 killed outside U.S. embassy in Syria (September
12, 2006) - Armed Islamic militants attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy
in a brazen attack Tuesday, the government said. Four people were killed,
including three of the assailants. There was no immediate claim of responsibility,
but an al-Qaida offshoot group was suspected, Syria's ambassador to the
United States said. No Americans were hurt in the attack, in which the militants
used automatic rifles, hand grenades and at least one van rigged with explosives.
The al-Qaida offshoot group, called Jund al-Sham, has been blamed for several
attacks in Syria in recent years, the Syrian ambassador, Imad Moustapha,
said in comments to CNN. more...
Livni: If Abbas joins Hamas terror government, we will have a problem
(September 12, 2006) - The current Hamas-led
Palestinian government will be dissolved within 48 hours and a new prime
minister appointed, a Palestinian Authority spokesman said Monday. The new
government is expected to be a unity government including both Hamas and
Fatah factions. "Hopefully in the coming days we will begin forming
the government of national unity," the spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeinah
said. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said in response that Abbas "can
establish a government in any manner he pleases, but Hamas is a terror organization,
and in order for it to become legitimate, it must accept the conditions
of the Quartet, including recognizing Israel." more...
Five years after 9/11, the ACLU considers Christians the terrorists (September 11, 2006) - Joe Cook has long since apologized for what he said last summer. Although he is director of the Louisiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and strenuously opposed to anything resembling prayer in public schools or God in public life, he says he wasn’t speaking for the ACLU – or, curiously, even for himself – when he said what he said. He said it about some teachers, students, and school board members in Tangipahoa Parish who, on infrequent occasions, have offered public, “sectarian” prayers in their classrooms, at school banquets, or to open board meetings. “They [the Christians] have always crossed the line of separation of church and government,” Cook said. “They believe they answer to a higher power, in my opinion… which is the kind of thinking you had with the people who flew airplanes in the buildings in this country.” more...
Al-Qaeda Warns Of New Attacks In Gulf, Israel
(September 11, 2006) - Al Qaeda's deputy leader, Ayman al-Zawahri,
warned in a new video aired on Monday that
Israel and Gulf Arab states would be the network's next target. Zawahri
said in the video, an excerpt of which was shown on al-Jazeera television,
that the West should not "bother yourselves with defending your forces
in Iraq and Afghanistan." "You have to bolster your defences in
two areas ... The first is the Gulf, from which you will be evicted, God
willing ... and the next is Israel..." Five years after the 9/11 terror
attacks, al-Zawahiri called upon Muslims to increase acts of resistance
against the Unites States. Zawahiri's taped message was published on al-Qaeda's
film website, al-Sahab, and parts of the message were broadcast on CNN.
In the message, Zawahiri called upon Muslims to fight the US's allies in
Somalia, where Islamic militia recently succeeded in removing the local,
US-supported government from its capital. more...
Abu Mazen: Jerusalem the Capital of Palestinian State
(September 11, 2006) - PA (Palestinian Authority)
Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) on Sunday released statements expressing
a willingness to meet with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. The PA opposition
leader stated that Israel must however recognize “Palestinian rights,” adding
Israel must realize there must be a Palestinian state with Jerusalem serving
as its capital.
Strong quake rocks Southwest Florida (September
10, 2006) - An unusually strong earthquake in the Gulf of Mexico
rocked southwest Florida today, provoking worried calls from nearly 2,000
people in the state and from as far away as North Carolina, geologists said.
No damage or injuries were reported, though many residents of the region
experienced dishes that rattled all by themselves and swimming pools that
suddenly developed rolling waves. The 6.0 magnitude quake struck at 10:56
a.m. EDT and was centered 259 miles west of Bradenton and 397 miles from
Miami. Sally Mayse of Bradenton was riding her bike on a local causeway
when she felt a vibration and her two-wheeler wobbled. She thought it was
a tractor-trailer but none was in sight. Then, she figured it was her imagination.
Moderate Earthquake Felt in Israel (September
9, 2006) - Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea regions
shook from an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale Saturday. No
injuries or damage was reported following the moderate earthquake. The quake
began at 7:58 AM. The epicenter of the quake was located near the Jewish
town of Maaleh Ephraim, in the Jordan Valley region of Samaria. Tremors
were felt as far away as Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Amman, Jordan.
Iran President Urges West To Follow God's Path
(September 7, 2006) - Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad urged the West to turn to God's path and said on Wednesday that
failure to do so would tempt fate. Iran is embroiled in a nuclear stand-off
with the West, which accuses Tehran of seeking to build atomic bombs, a
charge Tehran dismisses. Ahmadinejad says Western powers use such accusations
as a ploy to hold back Iran's development. "Those who do not respond
to the invitation (to follow God's will), as we said, will have no good
fate," said Ahmadinejad, who is a devout Shi'ite Muslim and only the
second non-cleric to be president of the Islamic Republic. Ahmadinejad --
whose speeches are often peppered with religious and anti-Western remarks
-- rebuffed accusations that Iranian policy constitutes a threat to the
United States and again challenged President Bush to a live television debate.
Washington has said the call for a debate is a diversion. more...
They're sure trying to get us to convert.
Powers Should Not Isolate Iran: Annan (September
5, 2006) - The international community should not isolate Iran, which
has indicated it will cooperate in the reconstruction of Lebanon, United
Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a Spanish newspaper. "The
international community should count on Iran, not isolate it," Annan
said in an interview with El Pais in Qatar which was published on Tuesday.
Annan spoke to El Pais after a weekend visit to Tehran as part of a Middle
Eastern tour to shore up the ceasefire that ended fighting between Israel
and Iranian-backed Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas. "The general perception
is that Iran is acting on its own, giving money to Hizbollah. In my conversations
in Tehran, I asked the Iranians to work with other countries in reconstruction.
They accepted my request, which is a very helpful attitude," Annan
said. Iran's stand-off with Western powers over its nuclear program can
only be resolved via negotiation, he said. more...
Pope and former students ponder evolution, not "Intelligent Design"
(September 4, 2006) - Pope Benedict and his
former doctoral students spent a weekend pondering evolution without discussing
controversies over intelligent design and creationism raging in the United
States, a participant said on Sunday. The three-day closed-door meeting
at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo outside Rome ended as planned
without drawing any conclusions but the group plans to publish its discussion
papers, said Father Joseph Fessio S.J. Media speculation had said the debate
might shift Vatican policy to embrace "intelligent design," which
claims to prove scientifically that life could not have simply evolved,
or even the "creationist" view that God created the world in six
days. "It wasn't that at all," Fessio, who is provost of Ave Maria
University in Florida, told Reuters by telephone from Rome. The Pope's session
with 39 former students was "a meeting of friends with some scholars
to discuss an interesting theme". "We did not really speak much
about intelligent design," said Fessio, whose Ignatius Press publishes
the Pope's books in English. "In fact, that particular controversy
did not arise." Fessio said Benedict took part in the discussions but
said nothing different from previous public statements, in which he has
recognized evolution as a scientific fact but argued that God ultimately
created the world and all life in it. more...
I recommend watching Kent Hovind's series on the creation/evolution debate if you don't feel informed enough to make a decision on what you believe. He lays it all out scientifically and logically. You can view his videos via YouTube here. Macro-evolution does not exist and has never been observed. Changes within a kind of animal are very common, that's why we have so many breeds of dogs and cats, but they're all the same kind of animal, a dog or a cat. This is a must foundational piece for all believers and a common-sense tool to reach non-believers.
War Against Syria Would Be 'Without Limits' (September
4, 2006) - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told a Knesset committee Monday
morning that if Syria goes to war against Israel, the IDF will react without
the limitations that restricted the retaliation against Hizbullah terrorists
in Lebanon. During the war, the government said it did not prevent the military
establishment from carrying out plans, but senior army officers have stated
that the ground assault was delayed several days by the government. "What
we have done in Lebanon amounts to a deterring element against the Syrians,
because they now realize that while in Lebanon we have restrained our use
of force, in a campaign against them we will not adhere to such restraints,"
Remember that Bible prophecy talks about Damascus being a ruinous heap. Isaiah 17 It goes on to talk about the nations that rush like the rushing of many waters being rebuked by God and chased off as chaff of the mountains. This sounds very familiar to how the Gog/Magog invasion is described as being stopped in the mountains of Israel when God's fury comes up in His face. Ezekiel 38:18-23 Given this stern warning from Olmert to Syria if they should decide to do anything, we could see Damascus become a ruinous heap and that becoming the "hooks in the jaws" of the Gog/Magog armies (Iran has a defense agreement with Syria) for them to attack. We already have "peacekeeping forces" from Turkey and Russia planned to build up on the Southern border of Lebanon and the Gog/Magog armies attack from the North. What better surprise attack than by the supposed "peacekeeping forces?" The Bible names the nations that participate and Turkey, Iran, and possibly Russia are among them. Keep watching! I would also recommend Chuck Missler's $7.95 downloadable mp3/RealPlayer commentary on The Magog Invasion. It's about two hours on the history of Magog and what his identity is.
The Growing Dispute over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount
(September 3, 2006) - The Bible says it's
a city chosen by God, the place where He put His name, where King David
reigned and his son Solomon built the first temple. It's the most sacred
city in the world for Christians and Jews, the third holiest in the Islamic
faith. Tens of thousands of Christians make pilgrimage there each year to
walk the streets where Jesus once walked, to see where He was crucified
and the tomb where He rose from the dead. For Jews, the Wailing Wall is
sacred. They come to Jerusalem from throughout Israel and around the world
to pray at the last remnant of the second temple, a temple destroyed by
the Romans in 72 AD Muslims conquered Jerusalem in 637, and shortly thereafter,
built the Dome of the Rock shrine on the Temple Mount. They believe a rock
located beneath the center of the Dome is the spot where Mohammed ascended
into heaven. Muslims once faced in the direction of Jerusalem when they
prayed. They now face toward Mecca -- the place of the annual Haj, the location
of the Kabbah -- the sacred altar where Abraham nearly sacrificed his son.
But some Jews and Christians believe that the event may have taken place
somewhere near Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Mount Moriah. Enter author Joel
Rosenberg and his newest novel
The Copper Scroll. It's a book based on the true discovery in 1956
of another Dead Sea Scroll. This scroll reveals how billions of dollars
of undiscovered treasures remain hidden in the Judean hills and beneath
the city of Jerusalem itself. Rosenberg's book comes at a time when Israel
is fighting for its survival, and when a nuclear- ambitious Iran declares
that Israel should be wiped off the map. more...
MK Bishara Warns Syria Of Israeli Attack (September
10, 2006) - National Democratic Assembly chairman, Knesset Member
Azmi Bishara, arrived in Damascus on Friday and immediately began making
public statements condemning the Israeli occupation of the territories.
Bishara joined his party members, MKs Jamal Zahalka and Wasil Taha, as well
as former MKs Muhammad Kanan and Mohammed Miari, who have been in the city
since Thursday. In the course of his meeting with senior members of the
ruling Baath party, Bishara warned Syria of the possibility that "Israel
launch a preliminary offensive in more than one place, in a bid to overcome
the internal crisis in the country and in an attempt to restore its deterrence
capability." During the meeting, Bishara lauded Syria's support for
the national rights of the Palestinians and Lebanon, and stressed that the
motivation for the "American-Israeli attack" against Syria lies
in Damascus' firm stances. "Syria is the last barrier standing before
the strike," MK Bishara said. "The Palestinians living under the
occupation have long realized the importance of adhering to the Arab option,
in light of the scope of adventurous attempts to hurt their cultural and
Arab identity," he added. more...
Another Anti-Israel Media Hoax Revealed (September
2, 2006) - In the last week of July, nearly two weeks into the Israel-Hizbullah
war, the international media was filled with reports of an Israeli air attack
on two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances - a heinous war crime. The gist of
the news was that on the night of July 23, 2006, the ambulances were performing
rescue operations when Israeli aircraft attacked them, causing explosions
and a fire and injuring everyone inside the vehicles. Photos of the damaged
ambulances were published in many newspapers and websites, and breathless
reporters - such as Julian Manyon of ITV News in Britain - bemoaned "Lebanese
ambulance men, shocked and bleeding, brought in as casualties to a hospital
in Tyre. They were hurt when Israeli aircraft rocketed two ambulance crews..."
One of the more interesting details featured in all the reports was that
a missile had struck the exact center of the cross on the roof of one of
the ambulances. Now, however, accumulated evidence shows clearly that the
incident never occurred - as has been the case in other media-hyped incidents
placing Israel in a negative light. Much of the evidence to this effect
that has been collected thus far can be summarized as follows: more...
Chalk another one up for the fakers. Check out Pallywood for more.
Study: Earth and Space Weather Connected (September
12, 2006) - Space weather in the upper reaches of the atmosphere
is affected by weather conditions down here on Earth, a new study suggests.
Using a combination of satellite imagery and computer simulations, researchers
found that tides of air created by intense thunderstorms over South America,
Africa and Southeast Asia are altering the structure of the ionosphere,
the topmost layers of the atmosphere where space weather occurs. The finding,
detailed in the Aug. 11 issue of Geophysical Research Letters, is surprising
because scientists didn't think the ionosphere and the troposphere—the lower
part of the atmosphere where terrestrial weather happens—affected one another. "This
discovery will help improve forecasts of turbulence in the ionosphere, which
can disrupt radio transmissions and the reception of signals from the Global
Positioning Satellite," said study leader Thomas Immel of the University
of California, Berkeley. more...
Iran Fires Artillery into Iraq, Captures 7 Border Guards
(September 12, 2006) - Iran has shelled Iraq
and captured seven of its soldiers in an escalation of ongoing skirmishes.
Iraqi officials said the Iran Army fired artillery shells into Iraq last
week and captured seven soldiers northeast of Baghdad. This was the most
serious incident between Iran and Iraq in 2006. Last year, Iraq reported
Iranian Navy clashes with Iraqi patrols, Middle East Newsline reported.
On Saturday, the Iraqi Defense Ministry reported the Iranian capture of
seven members of an Iraqi border patrol. The ministry said the Iraqis were
detained while they were stationed at the Hankin border terminal near Haila.
The ministry said an investigation has been launched. In August, Kurdish
officials in Iraq said the Iran Army shelled suspected insurgency strongholds
in northern Iraq. Iran has acknowledged fighting along the border. The state-owned
Iranian news agency Irna said on Sept. 7 that Iran captured seven Iraqi
soldiers who crossed into Iran's Ilam province. more...
Ammunition Disappearing? (September 12, 2006)
“Hi Steve, I was listening to your show tonight and heard you speaking about ammo. As you know I believe in being well armed and trained. I would like to let you know 308 7.62x51 is drying up. I contacted a friend of mine who is a big dealer in the Boston area to see what he could get and he said "Dave, we are sold out and there will be no more on the way." He said his suppliers inventory's have dried up. I feel in my heart that the times we live in now are coming to an end in the near future. You are in my prayers and God bless you for the service you provide to those who have ears to hear.” | David
“Steve, I live in Ft Worth Tx. Cheaper Than Dirt & Military Gun Supply are both in town, last Friday they didn't even have 500 rounds of 7.62/39. At the gun show sat. & sun. Not even one box of 20 rounds! Not looking to good. Thanks for your efforts.” | Jim
“Steve, The article Ammunitions Disappearing is very true. I shoot at the local hand gun range regularly. I went to buy some 45cal. and 9mm ammo last Friday Sept. the 8th. and I ended up going to 2 different suppliers to get a couple of boxes. One supplier had a couple of boxes of 9mm and the other had a couple of boxes of 45's, but that was it. I asked when they were expecting a new shipment in and they both told me because the price of metal was continuing to rise they couldn't get good buys. They said they were waiting for the price to stabilize. At the time I thought this sounded odd but I let it go. After reading your posted article I think something major is about to happen. A lot of us may own personal hand guns, but with out ammunition they are useless. This would be a form of gun control without changing any laws. Just wanted to share a personal experience. Keep up the good work I enjoy your site very much and thanks for keeping us informed. Sincerely,” | Gary
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How Hi-Tech Hezbollah Called the Shots (September
9, 2006) - Hezbollah's ability to repel the Israel Defense Forces
during the recent conflict was largely due to its use of intelligence techniques
gleaned from allies Iran and Syria that allowed it to monitor encoded Israeli
communications relating to battlefield actions, according to Israeli officials,
whose claims have been independently corroborated by the US Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA). "Israeli EW [electronic warfare] systems were unable
to jam the systems at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, they proved unable
to jam Hezbollah's command and control links from Lebanon to Iranian facilities
in Syria, they blocked the Barak ship anti-missile systems, and they hacked
into Israeli operations communications in the field," Richard Sale,
the longtime intelligence editor for United Press International, who was
alerted to this intelligence failure by current and former CIA officials,
told Asia Times Online. more...
'You're Despicable!' (September 11, 2006)
- On Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at an immigration conference chaired by
Senator Wayne Allard in Denver, Colorado, a high profile pro-illegal alien
advocate looked up at me with seething anger in her swollen eyes, “You’re
despicable!” She ripped the sign out of my hands, “STOP THE INVASION: DEPORT
ILLEGAL ALIENS.” She sobbed to the press about her illegal aliens being
outlawed with Colorado’s new immigration laws, “This system is a tragedy,
and people are suffering.” What caused her outburst of yelling and violence?
While she and others for “Immigrant Rights” presented a news conference
to counter Senator Allard’s, I took a lesson out of her playbook from my
experiences on the 21st Century Paul Revere Ride this past summer. While
my group toured 48 states, busting our rear ends for 20,000 miles on motorcycles
(my butt still aches), we always presented a permit to speak, but illegal
alien advocates shouted us down from Los Angeles to Boston. While this fine,
upstanding woman with questionable allegiance to America, stood in front
of five cameras talking a line of balderdash, I stepped in front of her
stating, “In post 9/11, 21st century America, it is dangerous and irresponsible
to allow millions of people into our country and we don’t know their identities.
We don’t know their criminal backgrounds, their terrorist intent or the
diseases they carry into our country. They’re overwhelming our schools,
hospitals, prisons and language. Illegal aliens kill 25 Americans daily!
We’re tired of being collateral damage in our own country. We’re sick of
Americans like her advocating for anarchy against our laws.” more...
Iran Resumed Weapons Airlift to Hizballah via Beirut Friday as Soon as Israel
Ended its Air Blockade (September 11, 2006)
- Iran’s first post-blockade arms flight departed Dubai Friday, Sept. 8,
to test the ground at Beirut international airport for Israeli air force
or UN reactions. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the forbidden
goods were unloaded and sailed through the airport unhindered. Tehran therefore
determined to send two further bulk consignments in the next 48 hours aboard
commercial flights from the Persian Gulf. Our sources report the arms crates
listed were on the documents as “computer equipment. Handle with care.”
They were offloaded onto trucks which drove in convoy to Hizballah headquarters
in Baalbek. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, determined to end Israel’s
air blockade on Lebanon, promised solemnly that UN monitors would control
incoming passengers and goods at Beirut airport. But he failed to make the
Siniora government follow through on this pledge. The Lebanese prime minister
immediately barred the airport to UN inspections. The five German air monitors
agreed on were only allowed to establish a checkpoint for controlling arms
smuggling at a distance of one kilometer from the international airport.
DEBKAfile reports they are standing idle because the trucks carrying
forbidden cargoes are able leave the airfield and bypass their checkpoint
by alternative routes. more...
Prelude to Apocalypse (August 28, 2006)
- Contrary to what is now the accepted wisdom in the media, Hezb’allah in
its recent offensive against Israel neither “badly bloodied the Israel Defense
Force,” nor “fought it to a standstill” in Southern Lebanon. In fact, the
opposite is the case. By any legitimate measure Hezb’allah was handed a
resounding military defeat by the IDF in the recent fighting, and while
the cancer that is Hezb’allah was not cured by Israel’s soldiers, it was
put into remission. Hezb’allah is not your father’s terrorist organization.
This is not a group of loosely affiliated cells of would-be hijackers or
suicide bombers. Hezb’allah is a terrorist army, trained like an army, organized
like an army, funded and equipped like an army, with one glaring difference.
The main use of its arsenal was terror aimed at Israel’s civilian population
while hiding behind Lebanon’s civilian population. Its intent was to cause
maximum civilian casualties amongst both. This was not by accident. This
was by design. This was Hezb’allah’s war, planned and prepared for six years,
funded by close to a billion dollars by Iran, aided by Syria. One of the
great benefits to the West to come out of this war (if they choose not to
turn a blind eye to it) is the certain knowledge that Hezb’allah is Iran’s
terrorist operational arm. It is the terrorist extension of Iran’s expressed
foreign policy. It is not a coincidence that Hezb’allah launched its totally
unprovoked attack across Israel’s internationally recognized border, killing
and kidnapping Israeli soldiers and dragging Lebanon and Israel into a war
which neither one wanted at exactly the moment when the international
community had issued its ultimatum to Iran. That ultimatum was: “Cease your
efforts to develop nuclear weapons or face the sanctions of the International
Community.” Iran’s response was Hezb’allah’s war. Much has been made, and
rightly so, of the arsenal of some 15,000 short, medium and longer range
rockets which Hezb’allah stockpiled for its offensive. What has
gone largely unmentioned is the equally impressive number of anti-tank weapons
Hezb’allah not only acquired but deployed throughout its system of fortresses,
strongholds in literally every village in Southern Lebanon. Hezb’allah’s
spin was that it built this Siegfried Line-like series of fortifications
to defend Southern Lebanon from an Israeli invasion. The truth is both Hezb’allah
and everyone else in the world knew perfectly well that when Israel left
every centimeter of Lebanese soil in 2000, it did so with the intent never
to return. It not only had no designs on Southern Lebanon, it dreaded doing
Meteor's Massive Sonic Boom Startles N. Zealanders (September 12, 2006) - Residents in Christchurch on the South Island said that the huge noise rattled their houses and made the ground shake. Some witnesses described a bright streak of light in the sky. The likely cause was a "very low" travelling meteor, a meteorological official said. "I saw the end of it," Matthew Miller, who was working south of Christchurch, told local radio. "It was quite big and bright and it was just shooting across the sky, then the light went out." The boom shook buildings and windows across central parts of the South Island. "It started off with a little boom then a real massive boom. And I mean massive - like the daddy of all booms," Christchurch resident Kevin Graham told the New Zealand Press Association. "I ran outside because I thought my place was going to collapse as well," he said. A spokesman for Christchurch emergency services said they were flooded with calls just after the boom, which occurred at 1453 local time (0253 GMT) on Tuesday. Alan Gilmore of the Mt John Observatory said the meteor was probably between the size of a baseball and a basketball. more...
The Age of Horrorism — An Extraordinary Perspective of How Islam Extremists
View the U.S. and the World (September 10, 2006)
- On the eve of the fifth anniversary of 9/11, one of Britain's most celebrated
and original writers analyses - and abhors - the rise of extreme Islamism.
In a penetrating and wide-ranging essay he offers a trenchant critique of
the grotesque creed and questions the West's faltering response to this
eruption of evil. more...
Scientists Watch Volcanic Bulge on Oregon's South Sister
(September 10, 2006) - For a decade or so
a volcanic bulge has been pushing up over 150 square miles near the South
Sister, at perhaps an inch a year. Here magma has pushed up the ground,
has been rising an inch or so a year since about 1997, a rise invisible
to the naked eye. It began to slow last year, but scientists still watch
the area, which has some of the more active magma in the Cascades. The bulge
near the 10,358-foot mountain is the only rising ground along the Cascade
range, said Dan Dzurisin, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's
Cascade Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Wash. "What we think is there
is a place where magma is slowly rising from deeper in the Earth,"
he said. "It's accumulating there, and it's inflating or causing the
rocks around it to be pushed aside." It could go on or some time or
be early signs of a possible eruption. more...
Another Volcano Rumbles — Alert Level Raised
(September 10, 2006) - Scientists have raised the alert level at
a rumbling volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island after it showed signs of
increased activity, but a major eruption is not imminent, an official said
Sunday. Sensors on the slopes of Mount Talang in west Sumatra picked up
increased volcanic activity and a buildup of gases, but the mountain did
not send debris or lava down its slopes, said Dalipa Marjusi, an official
at a monitoring post. "There is a possibility of a major eruption,
but it is not imminent," he said. The 2,800-meter (9,186-foot) mountain
was spewing brownish smoke some 250 meters (820 feet) into the air on Sunday,
after the alert was raised to the second-highest level a day earlier, but
nearby towns and villages were in no danger, Marjusi said. more...
Europe's Largest Volcano Erupting (September
9, 2006) - During the night between Wednesday and Thursday lava reached
the base of the crater and overflowed, heading towards the desert lands
of Bove Valley. As of Friday the lava front was at an altitude of 9,350
feet, and experts have advised that the activity poses no threat to people
or houses. The eruption is associated with lava explosions, which have been
throwing incandescent material out of the crater.
The Gray Ooze That Ate the Indonesian Villages
(September 7, 2006) - For more than three
months, the hot, noxious goop has spewed up through a crack in the earth
at a natural-gas exploration site, swamping everything in its path. The
expanding, surreal gray lake with the stench of rotten eggs has enveloped
more than 10 square miles of land in eastern Java, Indonesia's most densely
populated island. The flow has forced 8,000 to 10,000 people from their
homes, engulfed about a dozen factories, contaminated fish farms and intermittently
closed a major highway. Confusion has reigned over how to stop it. An effort
to drill a series of relief wells was slow to begin and has thus far failed.
With the mud continuing to gush, emergency crews have scrambled to put up
earthen barriers to contain and redirect the flow away from villages. Some
of the dams already have been breached, and officials are running out of
space. In a country reeling from a string of natural disasters, this man-made
fiasco has thrown a fresh, harsh light on an overwhelmed government struggling
to counter accusations of corruption and ineptitude. more...
Javier Solana and the End Times (September 6,
2006) - THE HOLY BIBLE makes it clear that no one knows for sure
the hour or the day of Christ's return in the End Times, but the current
convergence of events may be one of the signs we are in the latter days.
Relevant to this, one might take note of the activities of Javier Solana
de Madariaga of Spain, whom I recently described in Part 2 of a NewsWithViews
column about the Dialectic. Solana's grandfather was Salvador de Madariaga,
who was chief of the League of Nations' Disarmament Section, Spanish Ambassador
to the U.S., and militated for a united and integrated Europe. As previously
indicated, Rhodes scholars Bill Clinton, Strobe Talbott, and Richard Gardner
were largely responsible for Solana's appointment as head of NATO in 1995.
Currently, he is Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union
(EU), and responsible for coordinating its military and foreign policy as
well. On November 20, 1999, he also became Secretary-General of the Council
of the Western European Union (WEU). According to attorney Constance Cumbey,
an expert on Solana, the EU was pushed by the World Federalists beginning
in the late 1940s as part of a movement toward regionalization leading to
a world government. President Clinton in 1993 wrote a letter to the World
Federalist Association supporting world government (see letter here). And
on October 17, 1997, he stated to reporters in Buenos Aires: "What
I'm trying to do is to promote a process of reorganization of the world
so that human beings are organized in a way that takes advantage of the
new opportunities of this era....If we can prove that you can merge integrated
economies and integrated democracies, then we'll be more likely to build
a global system of this kind." more...
“Be not overcome
of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
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