News for July 24, 2006

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July 21, 2006 - Birth Pangs of the New Middle East

Matthew 24:3-8
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.[G5604]
Sorrows (G5604) ὠδίν
ōdin (o-deen')
Akin to G3601; a pang or throe, especially of childbirth: - pain, sorrow, travail.
1 Thessalonians 5:2-6
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
I believe these birth pangs have been started for some time now. These “birth pangs” in the Middle East will ultimately lead to sudden destruction after an apparent time of peace. I find it interesting the wording being used by officials has so many parallels with prophecy and what is happening in the Middle East right now. When the government and mainstream are using prophetically charged terms, I think that's a good wake-up call to those who believe to watch. A new “peace” will arise out of the turmoil in the Middle East right now, but it will be a false peace that will be broken by the one who creates it. Look for a great leader to arise out of this ongoing conflict doing what seems impossible, stopping the wars.
There is lots of news happening right now. I encourage everyone to try to understand and watch. Please feel free to share any thoughts or news you have and have a wonderful week!

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UNCOVERED: RUSSIAN-SYRIAN-IRANIAN AXIS (July 24, 2006) - For students of Bible prophecy, even the title of this communiqué should set off alarm sirens. I just received some electrifying intelligence data. First, from the Debka-Net-Weekly’s briefing. And second, from some personal intelligence sources (I carefully guard) that confirm Debka’s report. Russia, Iran and Syria have entered a defense pact that is in the process of altering the balance of power in the entire Middle East. Russia’s part in the pact has been kept relatively secret for a long time. But the facts reveal a long steady Russian commitment to the Iranian nuclear program and arms supply to Syria. A Mossad General shared with me in confidence that he had personally traced the hiring and importation to Iran 283 of the defunct Soviet Union’s top nuclear and missile scientists. This meeting took place in February of 1991. I shared this information with no one until nine months later when it was first made public (although strangely not followed up by the mainstream media). All Russian leaders continued and expanded this agreement to this day, especially our supposed friend, Vladimir Putin. Russia has helped the Iranian nuclear program from its inception. Hundreds of Russian scientists with their families live around the some twenty scattered nuclear related facilities. Russian ‘Spetznaz soldiers’ (special forces) guard all the key nuclear facilities. Iran has had some help on missile development from the North Koreans. But even their missiles are based upon Russian designs. The unmistakable culprit in China, North Korea and Iran’s nuclear development has been the Soviet Union and continued by Russia. The Soviet Union’s motivation for helping China and North Korea was primarily ideological. Russia’s primary reason is hard cash, although now, it is taking on a strategic importance as well. So here are the disturbing hard facts about what is taking place in what can only be viewed as a dangerous anti-western strategy in the form of a Russian-Syrian-Iranian Axis. more...
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The alliances have been there, evident by the actions of these nations. Iran has had no issues with publicly saying what their plans are because they believe their religious books declare them the winners and they feel this time is coming soon. The master of deception is very crafty. This is the alliance that attacks Israel but is destroyed in the mountains of Israel. The question is, are we at that point in history when it happens, or are we still just seeing the alliances form? Given the war raging in Lebanon between Israel and the terrorists, and the support offered to the terrorists by Syria and Iran, I see it happening sooner rather than later. That’s just an educated guess though. Keep watching!

Thousands still without power in Queens (July 23, 2006) - About 12,000 to 16,000 New Yorkers entered their second week without electricity in the borough of Queens on Monday, a large improvement over the 100,000 affected during the height of the power outage. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a briefing that between 3,000 to 4,000 customers remained without electricity on Monday morning. A customer can represent anything from a single-family home to an entire apartment building, A customer could represent about four individuals. Bloomberg said Con Edison expected to make “big progress today.” Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Bruno said Con Edison is “doing a good job,” and he encouraged residents to support workers and say “hello” to them. more...

Massive blackout continues in St. Louis (July 23, 2006) - Nearly a quarter-million homes and businesses still had no electricity Monday as the city struggled to recover from last week’s devastating thunderstorms. The blackout kept air conditioners from running as temperatures soared into triple digits. Four deaths in the region had been blamed on the storms or the heat. As of Monday morning, about 231,000 homes customers were still without power, according to Ameren Corp. That was down from the more than a half-million homes and businesses that lost power when the storms struck last week. Some 4,000 utility workers from as far away as Arizona have been working around the clock to restore service. more...
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Heat prompts power emergency in Calif. (July 23, 2006) - Power companies worked to restore electricity to thousands of customers throughout California early Monday as a scorching heat wave threatened to push the state into a power emergency with the potential for more blackouts. Authorities were looking into several deaths possibly related to the high temperatures, which hit the triple digits in some areas on Sunday. With temperatures again expected to top 100 degrees, power demand was projected to reach an all-time high Monday and prompt some voluntary blackouts, in which some businesses agree to have their power shut off temporarily in exchange for lower rates, according to the Independent System Operator, California’s power grid manager. more...

Looks like there’s power outages all over the U.S. Not sure what that means except that the weather is definitely affecting our normal way of life.

Turkey may Lead UN Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon (July 22, 2006) - Turkey may have a leadership role in the United Nations peacekeeping force that could be deployed in Lebanon which has been under Israeli bombardment for over 10 days - the pro-Bush Administration Washington Post daily reports. According to an article by Thomas E. Ricks and Robin Wright in the US daily, planning for the force is in the early stages, but US officials said they anticipate that it would include from 10,000 to 20,000 troops led by a contingent from France or Turkey. The same officials added, however, that the force currently being discussed would not include U.S. troops since “they are already stretched by operations in Iraq and Afghanistan” and “there are no troops to spare for Lebanon”. “I do not think that it is anticipated that U.S. ground forces are expected for that force,” the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told on Friday. Key aspects of the peacekeeping force, such as which country will lead it, its size, and its mission, are still being discussed at both national and international levels. more...
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Wouldn’t this be fitting to have a nation on the side of the terrorists leading a “peacekeeping force” in Lebanon. Turkey is one of the invaders of Gog/Magog too!

Earthquake near Red Sea Opens Huge Rift on Land, Growing at Unprecedented Rate (July 22, 2006) - New satellite data shows the largest tear in the Earth’s crust - seen in decades, if not centuries, and growing at an unprecedented rate - developing near the Red Sea., and if it continues, it could create a new ocean in Africa. So says a report in the BBC which states that the 37-mile long rift was sparked by an earthquake in September. Dr Tim Wright from the University of Oxford, UK, is quoted as saying that if the ripping of the crust continued, the horn of Africa would eventually split off from the rest of the continent, in about a million years. “We think if these processes continue, a new ocean will eventually form,” he told the BBC News website. “It will connect to the Red Sea and the ocean will flow in....It’s the biggest rifting episode at least since the 1970s and possibly in hundreds of years. It’s the first time we’ve been able to use satellite images to investigate the fundamental processes behind rifting.” more...
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Expect to see more earthquakes in diverse places. Matthew 24:3-8

Turkish anti-West mood ‘rising’ (July 20, 2006) - Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has warned that moderate Turks are becoming anti-American and anti-EU. Mr Gul said many Turks were embittered by the US’ support for Israel’s actions in Lebanon and by Turkey’s problems in joining the EU. He also said Ankara could be forced to act to stop cross-border raids by Kurdish rebels operating from Iraq. Mr Gul’s comments came in a wide-ranging interview with the UK’s Financial Times newspaper. “Moderate liberal people [in Turkey] are becoming anti-American and anti-EU,” he said. “If our young, educated, dynamic and economically active people become bitter, if their attitudes and feelings are changed, it is not good. “Their feeling has changed towards these global policies and strategic issues. This is dangerous.” On the EU accession talks, Mr Gul said failure to resolve the dispute with Cyprus was “poisoning” the process that was formally launched in June. Cyprus has threatened to veto the Turkish bid unless Ankara officially recognises it and opens its ports and airports to Greek Cypriot ships and planes. more...
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Hmm, go figure. Look two stories above.^

Scientists Consistently Disagree on Global Warming - Despite Media Hype (July 17, 2006) - “. . . what the public fails to grasp is that the claims neither constitute support for alarm, nor establish man’s responsibility for the small amount of warming that has occurred.” In a recent report in LiveScience, reporter Sara Goudarzi contends that global climate change “has gone from being a scientific actuality to a political wedge issue, used as a cudgel by parties of all persuasions to point fingers and score points. Consequently, many people, including scientists and politicians, can’t seem to arrive at an agreement on the issue.” As a result, LiveScience recently reached out to several experts and visionaries for their views on this controversial topic and dug up published comments of others. About 11 “experts” were questioned, each giving their opinion on the cause of global warming. They (the speakers) range everywhere, from Al Gore, who has released a film on global warming, to Richard Lindzen, professor of meteorology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who says, “However, what the public fails to grasp is that the claims neither constitute support for alarm, nor establish man’s responsibility for the small amount of warming that has occurred. In fact, those who make the most outlandish claims of alarm are actually demonstrating skepticism of the very science they say supports them.” “It isn’t just that the alarmists are trumpeting model results that we know must be wrong. It is that they are trumpeting catastrophes that couldn’t happen even if the models were right as justifying costly policies to try to prevent global warming.” more...
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My two cents... Global warming is a reality, it's just not us that's doing it. Here is a chart showing scientific observation of the increase in energy throughout the whole solar system. I doubt our vehicle emissions have anything to do with decreased polar icecaps on Mars or increased activity of the sun. (which is a much more logical and scientific explanation for why the earth changes are happening.

Lake Powell Barely Half Full — Continues to Shrink (July 20, 2006) - Lake Powell is barely half-full and taking a quarter less runoff than expected this year -- a sign the Colorado River basin remains in the grip of a multiyear drought, according to a new report from government hydrologists. For some, Lake Powell is proving its value, banking scarce water for dry years. Others say the reservoir may never refill and should be drained to reveal the glory of Glen Canyon. The effects of low water are everywhere, from the bathtub rings on canyon walls to Hite Marina, left high and dry and shut down in 2003. At Bullfrog, the boat launch resembles a tilted airport runway -- a concrete slab more than a quarter-mile long. It had to be extended twice, in 2003 and 2004, by a combined 660 feet, to reach its current 1,568-foot length. The launch will go out of business if the water drops another 29 feet, officials say. more...
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Iran, Syria Agree to Protect Hezbollah (July 20, 2006) - Iran and Syria have agreed to work together to keep Hezbollah from being destroyed in its fight against Israel, Syria sources have said. The sources, quoted in the Qatar newspaper Al-Watan, said the two governments have agreed that Hezbollah must not be defeated politically or militarily and they have agreed to do all they can to prevent such an outcome, reported Wednesday. Israel’s failure to defeat Hezbollah thus far is likely to cause the country to turn its sights on Syria, the sources said. They said such a move would cause Iran to get involved militarily, forcing Israel to face a war on multiple fronts. Israel sent a message to Syria through Jordan, warning the country against arming and supporting Hezbollah, a diplomatic source in Tel Aviv told The warning said Israel was aware of weapons convoys traveling from Syria to Lebanon, and that Damascus is frequently the site of meetings between Hezbollah and Iranian officials. The source did not confirm whether the message included a warning of military action against the country.
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What? Why ever would they do that? Perhaps our appeasement strategies will not do a thing! They don't want anything but a Muslim world. Whoever doesn't agree, gets beheaded. How do you negotiate with that? BTW, beheading is the execution of choice by Islam, and so too with those killed for the witness of Yeshua (Jesus) during the antichrist's reign. Revelation 20:4 Sound familiar? Remember Iraq and those beheaded there. There is also a recent story about three Rosarito Beach Cops who were beheaded.

Thirty Injured By High Winds at Busch Stadium (July 19, 2006) - Thirty people were injured as high wind blew out press box windows, overturned portable concession stands and ripped the tarp at new Busch Stadium right before the start of Wednesday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals won 8-2. Five fans were taken to hospitals, according to Norm Corley, a supervisor with Accu-Care, which handles medical issues at the stadium. One of them had a dislocated hip, another a dislocated shoulder, two had back injuries and a fifth had a seizure apparently unrelated to the storm, Corley said. The start of the game was delayed 2 hours, 12 minutes as crews righted the concession stands, cleaned up debris and mopped flooded areas. “This is the worst,” said longtime fan Carol Backs-Wenneman of nearby St. Libory, Ill. “I was wondering if the new stadium would hold up.” The strong storm, with wind near 80 mph, also knocked windows out of a rooftop restaurant downtown, downed trees and power lines and sprayed construction equipment and billboards along interstate highways. It was unclear if the wind was the result of tornados. Gary Christmann, a St. Louis emergency official, said it appeared the damage came from “a lot of straight-line winds.” more...
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Magnitude 3.6 Quake Closes Mount St. Helens Again (July 19, 2006) - A magnitude 3.6 earthquake shook Mount St. Helens Tuesday morning, one of the largest earthquakes recorded during the ongoing eruption, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The 9:56 a.m. quake triggered significant rock falls from the lava dome and crater walls that sent plumes of dust to the rim. Lava has continued to push into the crater -- most recently forming a sheer rock fin -- since the 8,364-foot mountain reawakened with low-level seismic activity in September 2004. That prompted closure of the mountain to climbers. The crater was formed by the volcano's May 18, 1980, eruption, which killed 57 people and blasted about 1,300 feet off the 9,677-foot peak. The volcano reopens to climbers on Friday. The National Volcanic Monument limits the number of climbers to 100 a day and requires a permit available online through the Mount St. Helens Institute.
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It's only a matter of time I believe. With all the volcanic activity increasing all around the ring of fire and the increased earthquake activity both at St. Helens and Rainier, we should be prepared with at least food and water. It never hurts!

'Miracles' Amid Deadly Rocket Attacks in Israel (July 18, 2006) - With the Hezbollah terrorist group firing hundreds of deadly Katyusha rockets into Israeli population centers the past few days, stories here have been surfacing of citizens with close encounters who escaped unharmed. "While the life of even one single person is precious and its loss is tragic nevertheless one cannot stand by and watch almost 1,000 rockets being fired into Israel, causing a death toll of only 18, and not be struck with awe at such a miracle," Avraham Shmuel Lewin, a Tel Aviv rabbi, told WND. Since Hezbollah provoked the current violence last Wednesday with a raid against an Israeli military patrol unit, the Lebanese militia has launched more than 700 rockets at northern Israeli towns, including Kiryat Shmona, Acre, Tiberias, Talal, Julis, Abu Snan, Kafr Yassif, Nahariya, Afula and the Jezreel Valley in lower Galilee. more...
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These kinds of miracles happened in the six-day-war too. I've seen a picture of a house totally collapsed after a rocket destroyed it. In the picture, a stunned and confused resident is seen climbing out of this pile of rubble that was his house. He didn't have a scratch on him. I read other stories too.

Iran's Ahmadinejad: Israel's Destruction at Hand (July 23, 2006) - "Israel has pushed the button of its own destruction," said the Iranian president, who pulls the strings of its terrorist proxies on both of Israel's fronts. "The Zionists made their worst decision and triggered their extinction by attacking Lebanon." Ahmadinejad, addressing the 23rd Iranian Islamic Republic's nationwide meeting of the heads of educational bureaus, advised Jewish Israelis "to pack up and move out of the region before being caught in the fire they have started in Lebanon." Last week, Ahmadinejad was shown on Iranian television saying Israelis "Should know that the volcano of rage of the peoples of the region is boiling...I'm telling you...If this volcano erupts - and we are on the brink of eruption... and if this ocean rages, its waves will not be limited to the region. Ahmadinejad, seemingly responding to the first two planeloads of American Jews making Aliyah (immigrating to Israel) this summer, accused Israel of deceiving the olim. "They are even lying to the misfortunate people whom they have imported into occupied Palestine," he said. "They are using them as a shield to achieve their own goals." more...
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I suppose his own words don't mean anything because there are still those trying to appease and work out political deals. Does he sound like he's going for any of that? Well, he's talking the same genocidal talk he was months ago, only now he's promising the fulfillment of it soon. Hello world, wake up!

Sleeper Hizbullah cells activated (July 23, 2006) - Hizbullah "sleeper" terror cells set up outside Lebanon with Iranian assistance have been put on standby The Jerusalem Post learned on Sunday, and are likely planning attacks against Jewish and Israeli targets throughout the world. The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) confirmed to the Post Sunday night that it had instructed embassies, consulates and Jewish institutions it was responsible for abroad to raise their level of awareness in light of the conflict in the North. The assumption within Military Intelligence is that Hizbullah would only attack targets abroad if it felt pushed into a corner. According to this thinking, the Islamist group hesitates to carry out such attacks because it does not want to be associated with Global Jihad and al-Qaida. more...
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They're already here. I heard and recorded a clip from Savage Nation on July 20, where he interviewed Debbie Schlessel. I don't have web space to provide it here. Sorry about that. Anyways, she has been going to mosques in the Detroit area and is sounding the warning bells. There are also active training camps in America training Muslims in combat. Remember the three beheaded border guards? It's a lot closer to home than many want to believe.

Iran planning to strike Israel? (July 22, 2006) - Tehran ordered the current Hizb'allah rocket assault on Israel in order to swamp Israeli defenses and open the door for an Iranian missile strike on Israel's population centers, wrote a group of Iranian exiles in a full-page ad published in Wednesday's Washington Times. The Azadegan Foundation, led by former Iranian diplomat Assad Homayoun, warned that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad intends to use weapons of mass destruction against the Jewish state. "We have know for some four years that Iran's clerical leadership has, mostly through Syria and with active participation from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, been pouring thousands of Zalzal-2 and Fajr rockets and missiles into HizbAllah and Iranian Revolutionary Guard (Pasdaran) units in Lebanon's Beqa'a Valley, for use against Israel. "Now they are being used. And, clearly, this is only the beginning. They are the mass barrages meant to swamp regional defenses so that Iran's strategic Shahab-3 ballistic missiles and other weapons can deliver WMD against Israel and other targets in the region." Adding to the growing sense of concern is the fact that Ahmadinejad earlier this week announced to Muslims throughout the region that a great day of "rejoicing" would soon be upon them. If Iran's aim is to divert Israel's missile defense systems away from its densely populated central regions, it appears to be working. World Tribune reported Wednesday that Israel is "urgently pooling its missile defense assets to defend against" the Hizb'allah threat in the north. more...
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This is straight Bible prophecy, the Gog/Magog invasion. So it wouldn't surprise me in the least. It will surprise them though! Ezekiel 38:18-23

Hezbollah Nourished by Iran, Syria Roots (July 22, 2006) - The Hezbollah military machine that has been attacking Israel draws much of its strength from two shadowy sources that are proving difficult to cut off: Syria and Iran. The two countries, which President Bush blames for fomenting terrorism and destabilizing the Middle East, provide Hezbollah with training, weapons and financing, according to Western intelligence officials who are working to stem the flow of aid. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., a House Intelligence Committee member who was briefed on the Middle East situation during a recent trip to Iraq, said Syria has more than 1,000 agents in southern Lebanon, working either directly for Syrian intelligence or compensated by Syria for information. He says they are there "to cause trouble" and help prop up Hezbollah militarily. more...
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Again, here's some more background as to what's really going on in the Middle East. What the mainstream media seems blind to.

US Says Iran Witnessed North Korean Missile Tests (July 21, 2006) - The United States said on Thursday Iran had attended North Korean missile tests this month, increasing U.S. concern about ties between two countries Washington accuses of having secret nuclear weapons programmes. No comment on the U.S. charge was immediately available from Iran, which earlier accused Washington of trying to obstruct talks to end a standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme. The accusations were traded as the U.N. Security Council wrangled over a resolution to make legally binding demands Iran halt uranium enrichment, a process that can produce fuel for power stations or bomb material. Iran again rejected international calls for it to scrap nuclear fuel production. more...
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No big surprise here! It seems that everyone that hates the West is coming together quite nicely.

Russia Criticizes Israel For Offensive (July 21, 2006) - Russia on Thursday sharply criticized Israel for its offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, saying it went "far beyond the boundaries of an anti-terrorist operation" and repeating calls for an immediate cease-fire. The Foreign Ministry said Russia affirms the need to fight terrorism and called for the immediate release of captive Israeli soldiers, but it added that "the unprecedented scale of the casualties and destruction" in Lebanon indicates that Israel is using too much force. more...
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No big surprise that Russia, Iran, Syria, and Turkey are all criticizing Israel's self-defense of her population. They're all the ones who are going to try and attack Israel and wipe Israel off the map. They don't realize they're dealing with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Keep watching!

Ma'an: Nasrallah Will Give Tel Aviv Residents One Hour To Flee (July 21, 2006) - The unnamed sources are quoted by the Palestinian Authority-based news agency Ma'an as saying: "The Lebanese resistance is preparing a retaliation parallel to Israel's military actions. Hassan Nasrallah will address the people of Tel Aviv and warn them to evacuate the city within one hour. As soon as the delay ends, hundreds of heavy missiles will start landing in the city, which has been divided into squares in order to let damage reach every inch of the city. An estimated 500 missiles are expected to land in Tel Aviv in a short period of time." The Arab sources further said that the Hizbullah has been very careful in cultivating its public image, in order to increase the surprise effect of the planned barrage on Tel Aviv. more...
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This hasn't been followed through with yet. Hopefully, Israel has interrupted their ability.

Syrians Defiant, Outraged At Lebanon's Destruction (July 21, 2006) - Next to the Umayyad mosque in old Damascus, Samir Hamsho plastered a Hizbollah flag and a picture of its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah outside his antique textiles and carpets shop. "We are fed up with Israeli insolence. You will be surprised how many ordinary Syrians will turn into human bombs if Israel attacks this country," Hamsho said. "The Zionists have shown their savagery by attacking Lebanon like this, but they don't scare us." Across the country, Syrians have reacted with defiance and outrage to Israeli attacks on Lebanon and statements by the Jewish state that the Baathist government is sending weapons to Hizbollah fighters. The government has denied re-supplying the Lebanese group and officials have vowed to respond to any attack, although they have shown little sign of preparing for war. more...
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250 N. American Jews Move to Israel Despite War (July 20, 2006) - In what organizers have billed "the ultimate solidarity mission," hundreds of Jews from North America chose to pack their bags and leave the comfort and stability of the United States and Canada for the rocketed State of Israel Thursday. The olim [new immigrants to Israel] were greeted by former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Efrat’s Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, who himself came on Aliyah more than two decades ago together with many members of his congregation, Nefesh b'Nefesh co-founder Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, and representatives of the Jewish Agency and the Absorption Ministry. "Israel is not Disneyland. We don't just come to Israel when it is fun and sun," said Rabbi Riskin. “Israel is our motherland - we come to our mother when she needs us." "Israel needs you," Riskin added, "but it is a two-way street - each of you also needs Israel. What anyone does in the Diaspora is a footnote in our history, what is being written here is the chapter heading." more...
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Hizbullah Has Shot 1,600 Rockets into Israel in 8 Days, 20 Thursday Morning, Herzog (July 21, 2006) - Katyusha fire from Lebanon resumed over Tiberias, Carmiel, Rosh Pinah and Galilee Thursday morning, Day Nine of the Hizballah war. Wednesday night, a Katyusha rocket killed two brothers aged 3 and 7, Rabiya and Mahmoud Taluzi, as they played outside their home in Nazareth. Twenty-seven people were injured. Up to 200 Katyusha rockets in wave after furious wave struck Galilee Wednesday afternoon, singling out Haifa, Carmiel, Tiberias, Nahariya and Safed, where there were four casualties and substantial damage. The smaller villages of Reches Ramim, Givat Avni and Kiryat Tivon also took punishment. Rockets started several fires and caused heavy damage to the Hula Valley’s farm crops and orchards at peak picking season. A main water pipe was damaged in Afula, leaving large area without water. Click HERE for full-size map. One third of Israel is a warfront. Thousands of refugees have gone south out of harm’s way. Central Israeli towns, kibbutzim and moshavim have opened their homes to host refugees. More than a million civilians with many children are incarcerated in bomb shelters on the ninth day of Hizballah rocket fire. As a result, civilian casualties have been kept down to 15 dead. Israel’s third largest city Haifa is a ghost town, its key port and universities closed. Businesses, shops and summer schools are shut; factories and farms have suffered heavy damage. The tourist season at its peak is disrupted. Emergency teams and police are working overtime.
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And still Europe and the Islamic world are up in arms about Israel's attempts to stop the rockets.

Almost 500,000 Without Power in St. Louis (July 20, 2006) - Powerful storms left nearly half a million homes and businesses without power early Thursday with the region expecting another day of 100-degree heat. The summer storm that tore through the Midwest on Wednesday ripped roofs off buildings, toppled trees and injured more than 30 people. The city's light rail system was down, and a building partially collapsed, injuring at least two people. At least 486,000 customers lost power, according to utility company AmerenUE. Winds near 80 mph blew out press box windows and ripped the tarp at the new Busch Stadium before the start of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. Five fans were taken to hospitals and at least 25 others were also injured, according to Norm Corley, a supervisor with Accu-Care, which handles medical issues at the stadium. The wind was also knocked windows out of a rooftop restaurant, downed trees and power lines, and ripped off a section of roof off Lambert- St. Louis International Airport. MetroLink, the city's light rail system, was down said Police Chief Joe Mokwa. "This is one of the worst storms we can all remember to hit the city of St. Louis in recent years," St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said.
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Europe Gasps as Heat wave Temperatures Soar (July 19, 2006) - Much of western Europe sweltered under tropical temperatures Wednesday, as a heat wave claimed its seventh victim since the start of the week. Authorities in the eastern French town of Macon said a 53 year-old road-labourer died overnight of "malign hyperthermia" after working outside in temperatures of 33 degrees Centigrade (91.4 Fahrenheit). Two elderly people died Tuesday in southwestern France as a result of the heat, and in the Netherlands two people died on the opening day of an annual walking event at Nijmegen. In Spain a man who died of heat exhaustion in the northwest region of Galicia was the second to succumb after a man died in Murcia in the southeast on Sunday.
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Ecuador Volcanic Eruption Destroys 19,000 Hectares of Farmland (July 19, 2006) - The Ecuadorian President's Office said on Tuesday that the Tungurahua Volcano, currently erupting in central Ecuador, had destroyed 19,000 hectares of farmland. Tungurahua had destroyed 12,000 hectares in Chimborazo and 7,000 in Tungurahua, the Foreign Ministry said. The 5,029-meter-high volcano, which is showering the region with ash and burning hot lava, entered a critical phase on Friday that might last for months or years. It has devastated villages that have maize, potato, cereal and livestock farms and affected more than 13,000 people.
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Are You Ready for Your North American Union ID Card? (July 20, 2006) - Human Events Online has been leading the coverage of the so-called “Security and Prosperity Partnership,” a unilateral program implemented by the Bush Administration designed to set the course for a North American Union that would subsume our national sovereignty. A de facto treaty signed by the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., the agreement was never submitted to the Senate for ratification. Now it can be revealed that plans for the North American Union include a tri-national “North American Union” ID card. Recent testimony to Congress by a Homeland Security official reinforces the point. At a June 8 hearing before an immigration subcommittee, DHS counselor and acting assistant secretary Paul Rosenzweig touted something called the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). In doing so, he cited the SPP and bragged that under the SPP, “Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers convened trilateral working groups to develop concrete work plans and specific timetables for securing North America and ensuring legitimate travelers and cargo efficiently cross our shared borders.” more...
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