News for September 20, 2007

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Are feds hiding crash imagery? World Net Daily (September 20, 2007) - Three weeks ago, I wrote about the FBI's unwitting revelation of a potential smoking gun in the TWA Flight 800 case. I refer specifically to an amateur video shot five days before the plane's demise. The video captured an image, concedes the FBI, "consistent with the exhaust plume from a MANPAD [Man-portable air-defense] missile." I argued that the suppression of this video for 11 years strengthens the case that other imagery – in particular an amateur video shot on the night of the crash, July 17, 1996 – might also have been suppressed. This argument elicited some provocative responses from some very good sources. Let me cite a few. The first one comes from Atlanta, Ga. "I, too, can attest to a video broadcast on the night of the Flight 800 tragedy," writes the correspondent. His wife, a television producer at work that night, phoned him at home and instructed him to turn on the television. According to this correspondent, the video showed "what appeared to be a missile heading directly to and connecting with the airliner." The correspondent's brother, an aircraft mechanic with Pratt & Whitney, saw the tape as well. He immediately stated, 'Did you see the missile connect with the plane?'" The correspondent adds, "After that fateful evening, I have never seen the footage again." A second correspondent, a retired FAA technician and licensed pilot, writes that both he and his wife "clearly" saw the amateur video of the plane's destruction. What they remember is "a fire trail ascending upward" followed by "a very large flash," after which "pieces came tumbling down." They confirm that the video was shown several times in the early morning hours after the crash and then "completely disappeared from public access and viewing." This correspondent argues that the video's removal from public access and its replacement with a substitute video produced by the CIA "is all the evidence any rational person needs to prove to themselves that TWA Flight 800 was downed by an external ascending source." After reading this, I took another look at the CIA video. The video famously shows the nose of the 747 blowing off due to a fuel tank explosion, and the nose-less fuselage zooming some 3,200 feet straight up like a rocket. This zoom-climb allegedly confused more than 200 eyewitness into thinking they were seeing a missile. It also inspired retired United Airline Capt. Ray Lahr to petition the authorities for the data used to concoct this preposterous scenario. This petition has turned into a six-year-long slog through federal courts. Along the way, however, Lahr and attorney John Clarke have unearthed one informational nugget after another, like the revelation about the suppressed video cited above. Like Lahr, I had grown inured to the CIA disinformation, but what struck me in re-watching the video were the multiple references to "infrared sensors aboard a U.S. satellite." These sensors apparently captured the plane's demise. Unfortunately, the satellite imagery has also gone missing. An airline pilot "with a major U.S. airline" addressed this issue in still another e-mail. The pilot writes that a few days after the downing of TWA Flight 800, an armed FAA officer showed up at the last minute on a flight out of Washington National and manned his plane's jump seat. While in flight, the FAA officer told him and his co-pilot about a meeting that he had attended the day before, "where he saw satellite photographs of TWA 800 exploding." "I didn't think that much of it at the time because I figured that eventually the truth would come out and we would all get to see the photos," the pilot writes. "Guess not." As with the video, the evidence is overwhelming that U.S. satellites did record the events of July 17, 1996. On July 22, 1996, the London Times went so far as to report that "the satellite pictures show an object racing up to the TWA jet, passing it, then changing course and smashing into it." The major American media, however, chose not to pursue this obvious line of inquiry. In the 25 most relevant New York Times articles of the investigation's first two months, there is not one single reference to a satellite. The Times likewise failed to interview a single one of the roughly 270 official eyewitnesses to a potential missile strike. Early in the investigation, the head of the FBI's investigation, James Kallstrom, referred to the satellites as "our friends in the sky" and suggested that they held the answers to the investigation's seeming problems. That was not to be. Whatever promise the satellites once held for the FBI, the word "satellite" was not mentioned once at its comprehensive, case-scuttling press conference in November 1997. This is all the more curious since the FBI showed the CIA video – with its multiple references to relevant satellite imagery – at this press conference, the one and only time it would be shown. Nor was the word "satellite" mentioned at the NTSB's final two-day "sunshine" hearings in August 2000. Our friends in the sky had gone mute. Despite repeated requests through the Freedom of Information Act, they have stayed that way. more...
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Netanyahu says was in on Syrian mission plans YNet News (September 20, 2007) - Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday [September 19] that he had been informed about the reported Israel Defense Forces [IDF] operation in Syria “from the start” and praised Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for carrying out the mission. He was the first Israeli official to break the silence and admit that the overflight in Syria did take place. Netahyahu’s office said in response that he was not referring to a specific operation and that he did not reveal any details. In an interview with Channel 1 news Wednesday, Netanyahu personally congratulated Olmert on the operation: “When a prime minister does things that I believe are important and necessary, I give my full support,” he said. “I was in on it from the first moment, and I gave my support—but it’s too soon to discuss the matter.” Later, however, in a conversation with Ynet, Netanyahu chose to criticize the Olmert administration and its stance on Jerusalem and willingness to make concessions. “Jerusalem isn’t just any city. The Western Wall isn’t real estate, and the Temple Mount isn’t any piece of land. “These concepts are at the root of our identity and national existence. The unbearable lightness with which a government—that has no mandate or support from the Jewish people—surrenders Zion shows the deterioration of the values of Israeli society,” he said. Wednesday night Netanyahu met with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for over an hour regarding the upcoming Middle East peace summit in Washington. Netanyahu also ruled out joining a government led by Olmert, which he called “dangerous to Israel.” “I think Olmert’s policies regarding Jerusalem are very dangerous. Unfortunately, they haven’t learned their lesson. Today, we understand that we have no partner. What they’re doing doesn’t advance peace—it advances terrorism, it brings the missiles closer to the heart of the country. It threatens the things most holy to the Jewish people. “Who are they depending on—the UN?—to protect our holy places and freedom of religion for three faiths? The Temple Mount is in our hands only as long as the IDF is there,” he said. As for Israel’s designation of Gaza and Hamas as “hostile entities,” Netanyahu said the decision to do so came too late and endangers Israel. He said he doesn’t trust Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas [Abu Mazen] either, but trusts only the IDF. “We'll end up with Hamas in the heart of Jerusalem,” he said. “The fact that the IDF is there is the only reason the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] hasn’t become Hamastan.”
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At the abomination of desolation, those in Judea are faced with a hostile group who will kill 2/3 of those in Judea. Zechariah 13:8,9 I think Netanyahu makes a good point about those who want Israel gone being given land so intimately tied with the state they want to wipe out. I'm afraid that this will probably be the group enamored by the antichrist and obedient to his command to wipe Israel from the earth beginning the great tribulation.

WND banned from secret meeting on selling U.S. assets World Net Daily (September 19, 2007) - EuroMoney PLC, the UK-based company that arranges dozens of financial conferences around the world each year, has refused to allow WND staff reporter Jerome Corsi to attend next week's "North American PPP (Public-Private Partnership) & Infrastructure Finance Conference" in New York, even though WND offered to pay the $1,999 conference fee required to attend. "When government officials want to go behind closed doors with investment bankers and lawyers to discuss selling our public infrastructure to foreign investment leaders, investigative reporters need to be there to tell the public what is really going on," Corsi said. "Why is it that all these PPP and SPP (Security and Prosperity Partnership) meetings are behind closed doors," Corsi asked, "and government officials and their supporters think that's normal? But when investigative reporters want to attend and report on what is being said, we are the ones who get accused of being the conspiracy theorists?" "By refusing to allow WND to attend as a paying customer," Corsi argued, "EuroMoney is telling the American public that they intend to conduct a secret meeting designed to teach government officials how to sell out U.S. public infrastructure to foreign investment concerns. "I'm sure we will all be told that EuroMoney seminars and PPP structures are really for our 'security and prosperity,' just as President Bush asserts for the SPP itself," Corsi continued. "Evidently we are just supposed to close our eyes and trust government officials, investment bankers and international lawyers, putting aside national security concerns and other economic issues which we believe may be of concern to our readers." According to the conference brochure, the purpose of the EuroMoney seminar is to teach state and local government officials in the U.S. how to lease a wide range of public assets to international and foreign private investment groups. "Your online news service is known for its political rather than business content," EuroMoney's Joanna Johnson explained yesterday to WND in an e-mail, while refusing to allow Corsi permission to attend the conference. "We don't feel it's appropriate for a business conference." In an Aug. 29 e-mail, Johnson told WND the seminar was "only open to those who are internal to EuroMoney or those with whom we have a media partnership. In this instance I am unable to extend a press pass to your organization." WND then offered to pay the full registration fee for Corsi, the author of "The Late, Great USA" which uses government documents to outline plans for a continental merger, to attend. In response, Johnson sent a second Aug. 29 e-mail asking WND for payment details and confirming Corsi could attend, provided WND paid the full registration fee as offered. Yesterday's e-mail shutting the door to Corsi came after WND pressed EuroMoney to send an invoice. "So, EuroMoney made a political decision to keep me out of their private meeting," Corsi commented, "but WND is the one EuroMoney objects to as being too political. Seems to me like a case of guilty conscience where EuroMoney is accusing WND of a fault EuroMoney knows itself to be committing." Public-private partnerships, or PPPs, were authorized by Executive Order No. 12803 President George H.W. Bush signed April 30, 1992, clearing federal barriers for cities and states to lease public works infrastructures to private investors.
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Foreshadowing of Wormwood - Meteorite crash leaves 66ft-wide crater, toxic fumes, water contamination Daily Mail (September 19, 2007) - It has all the hallmarks of a 1950s B-movie - a remote location, mysterious lights in the sky, a crater that appeared from nowhere, and a disease that spread like the plague through locals. But this is no science fiction film. Officials in Peru yesterday revealed that 200 people had fallen sick after an object from space crashed into the south of the country over the weekend. The incident has echoes of The Andromeda Strain - the Michael Crichton thriller in which a crashed satellite brings an extra-terrestrial plague to the Earth. While no scientists are seriously suggesting that aliens are to blame, the incident has left many baffled. On Saturday morning locals saw a fireball plummeting from the sky and heard it smash into the desolate Andean plain close to Carancas, near the Bolivian border. Believing a plane had crashed, they raced to the site to discover a crater around 66ft wide and 16ft deep. Soon after, many began to complain of headaches, vomiting and sore throats. Farm animals were also affected - left staggering, gasping and with eyes watering. By Tuesday, 200 people were ill, said Jorge Lopez, the director of the local health department, who blamed a meteorite. "This is caused by the gas they have inhaled after the crash," he said. The mystery deepened when local news reports said two "calcium life-forms" were found in the crater. One excited radio reporter said: "They think they've found spacemen." The bodies turned out to be the remains of dead animals buried before the object hit. "We are all very worried," said villager Jorge Ballestas. "People wonder if it is safe to drink the water, or eat the food." An engineer from the Peruvian Nuclear Energy Institute said no radiation had been detected. Scientists from San Andres University in La Paz said analysis of sand samples from the crater showed it could be a meteorite which was blasted to dust by the impact. However, other meteor experts are unconvinced. Dr Caroline Smith of the Natural History Museum in London, said: "It's the third incident like this in Peru in the last few years - and none have turned out to be meteorites. "It's far more likely to have a been caused by the explosion of gases that build up naturally under the ground. "In that part of Peru, you might get a build up of methane or hydrogen sulphide, both of which have an eggy smell and which could cause health problems." She suspects the light in the sky seen around the time of the crash was unrelated and was probably caused by a fireball - a large meteor that produces a spectacular display as it burns up in the sky.
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Iran promises response to Zionist allies by October 12 Islamic Republic News Agency (September 19, 2007) - Supporters of the Zionist regime will receive their response during the world Qods Day's rallies, government spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Elham, said Wednesday. The spokesman made the remarks during his weekly press conference while commenting on the current visit to the occupied Palestine of the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Qods Day is held each year on the last Friday of Muslims fasting month of Ramadan after it was nominated by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, as a day to voice the protest of the Islamic Ummah against the Zionists. The day falls on October 12 this year. "The US loses all opportunities to cooperate with regional and other world states by trying to support a regime (the Zionist regime) which is now at its weakest political and social position," Elham said. He warned that Washington's insistence on its wrong policies and arrogant approaches would have no result "but further political disgrace" for itself. Referring to the approaching World Qods Day, the spokesman stressed, "Supporters of the Zionist regime will definitely receive the final response for their support on that day."
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Terror group broadcasting from Temple Mount Associated Press (September 18, 2007) - The official radio network of a major terror organization has been exclusively broadcasting daily from the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, WND has learned. The radio network regularly features Iranian and anti-Semitic propaganda and death threats against Jews. The Al-Quds network, the official radio station of the Islamic Jihad terror group, has been exclusively broadcasting special nightly Ramadan prayers from the Mount's Al Aqsa Mosque since last week. The station also is broadcasting the Tarawih prayers, special Sunni Muslim prayers recited at night during Ramadan. Saleh Al-Massri, Al-Quds radio station manager, told WND the Temple Mount broadcasts provide Islamic Jihad with "an opportunity to spread Islam and its values and to bring some happiness to the suffering Palestinians who can't reach the Al Aqsa Mosque for Tarawih prayers." Islamic Jihad, together with Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, took responsibility for every suicide bombing in Israel the last three years. Islamic Jihad also carried out scores of deadly rocket and shooting attacks and is one of the most active Palestinian terrorist organizations. According to Palestinian leaders in the Gaza Strip, the nightly prayer broadcast on Islamic Jihad's station is currently the most popular radio program in the Palestinian territories. The last few days the special broadcasts, sampled by WND, have been preceded and followed by Islamic Jihad speeches featuring anti-Israel propaganda, such as calling for the destruction of the Jewish state and advocating Palestinian solidarity with Iran. It was unclear whether Islamic Jihad had official permission from Israel or from the Waqf Islamic custodians of the Temple Mount to broadcast from the holy site, located in Jerusalem and jointly administered by the Waqf and Israeli police. A spokesman for Israel's Police Authority did not return phone calls before press time. According to Palestinian security sources speaking to WND, Islamic Jihad's Al-Quds radio has been using technicians from the Voice of Palestine, the official radio network of the Palestinian Authority, to facilitate the Temple Mount broadcasts, even though the program is not aired on PA radio. The sources said the Waqf as well as the PA is "well aware" Islamic Jihad is broadcasting from the Mount. more...
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Venezuela's Chavez may take over schools Associated Press (September 17, 2007) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened on Monday to close or take over any private school that refuses to submit to the oversight of his socialist government as it develops a new curriculum and textbooks. "Society cannot allow the private sector to do whatever it wants," said Chavez, speaking on the first day of classes. All schools, public and private, must admit state inspectors and submit to the government's new educational system, or be closed and nationalized, with the state taking responsibility for the education of their children, Chavez said. A new curriculum will be ready by the end of this school year, and new textbooks are being developed to help educate "the new citizen," said Chavez's brother and education minister Adan Chavez, who joined him a televised ceremony at the opening of a public school in the eastern town of El Tigre. The president's opponents accuse him of aiming to indoctrinate young Venezuelans with socialist ideology. But the education minister said the aim is to develop "critical thinking," not to impose a single way of thought.

Euro Could Replace U.S. Dollar As Favored Reserve Currency Associated Press (September 17, 2007) - Former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said it is possible that the euro could replace the U.S. dollar as the reserve currency of choice. According to an advance copy of an interview to be published in Thursday's edition of the German magazine Stern, Greenspan said that the dollar is still slightly ahead in its use as a reserve currency, but added that "it doesn't have all that much of an advantage" anymore. The euro has been soaring against the U.S. currency in recent weeks, hitting all-time high of $1.3927 last week as the dollar has fallen on turbulent market conditions stemming from the ongoing U.S. subprime crisis. The Fed meets this week and is expected to lower its benchmark interest rate from the current 5.25 percent. Greenspan said that at the end of 2006, some 25 percent of all currency reserves held by central banks were held in euros, compared to 66 percent for the U.S. dollar. In terms of being used as a payment for cross-border transactions, the euro is trailing the dollar only slightly with 39 percent to 43 percent. Greenspan said the European Central Bank has become "a serious factor in the global economy." He said the increased usage of the euro as a reserve currency has led to a lowering of interest rates in the euro zone, which has "without any doubt contributed to the current economic growth."
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Report: Syria had planned 'devastating surprise' for Israel Haaretz (September 16, 2007) - Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton said Sunday that Israel's reported military operation inside Syria earlier this month should be regarded as a 'clear message to Iran' that its nuclear efforts will not be ignored by the international community. "I think it would be unusual for Israel to conduct a military operation inside Syria other than for a very high value target, and certainly a Syrian effort in the nuclear weapons area would qualify," Bolton told Channel 10 in an interview broadcast Sunday. "I think this is a clear message not only to Syria, I think it's a clear message to Iran as well, that its continued efforts to acquire nuclear weapons are not going to go unanswered," Bolton said. Bolton, who has long called for a hard line against the Syrian and Iranian regimes, did not indicate that he had first-hand information about the incident. The U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times quoted an Israeli source on Sunday as saying that Syria had been planning a "devastating surprise" for Israel, in the wake of reports that the Israel Air Force carried out an air strike against a North Korean nuclear shipment to Syria. The paper quoted Israeli sources as saying that planning for the strike began shortly after Meir Dagan, chief of the Mossad intelligence agency, presented Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in late spring with evidence that Syria was seeking to buy a nuclear device from North Korea. Dagan apparently feared such a device could eventually be installed on North-Korean-made Scud-C missiles, the paper reported. "This was supposed to be a devastating Syrian surprise for Israel," the Sunday Times quoted an Israeli source as saying. "We've known for a long time that Syria has deadly chemical warheads on its Scuds, but Israel can't live with a nuclear warhead." South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Sunday that a senior North Korean official denied a Washington Post report that Pyongyang was giving nuclear expertise to Syria. The report suggested intelligence including satellite images revealed a facility in Syria which may be used to build nuclear warheads. "They often say things that are groundless," Yonhap quoted deputy chief of the North Korean mission to the United Nations Kim Myong-gil as saying in response to the Post report. When asked to elaborate Kim hung up the phone, Yonhap reported. more...
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'As many as eight IAF jets involved in strike on Syria' The Jerusalem Post (September 16, 2007) - Unconfirmed details of Israel's alleged foray into Syrian airspace 10 days ago continued to circulate Sunday in foreign media with a latest report by The Sunday Times. According to the report, at a rendezvous point on the ground, a Shaldag air force commando team waited to direct their laser beams at the target for the approaching IAF planes. The team had arrived a day earlier, taking up position near a large underground depot. Soon the bunkers were in flames. According to Israeli sources, the Times continued, preparations for the attack had been going on since late spring, when Meir Dagan, the head of Mossad, presented the PM with evidence that Syria was seeking to buy a nuclear device from North Korea. Dagan feared such a device could later be mounted on North-Korean-made Scud-C missiles, the report said. "This was supposed to be a devastating Syrian surprise for Israel," said an Israeli source to the Times. "We've known for a long time that Syria has deadly chemical warheads on its Scuds, but Israel can't live with a nuclear warhead." According to an IAF source, the Israeli satellite Ofek 7, launched in June, was diverted from Iran to Syria. It sent out high-quality images of a northeastern area every hour and a half, making it easy for air force officials to spot the facility, the Times reported. According to the report, early in the summer, Defense Minister Ehud Barak had given the order to double IDF presence in the Golan Heights border with Syria in anticipation of possible retaliation by Damascus in the event of air strikes. Sergei Kirpichenko, the Russian ambassador to Syria, warned President Bashar al-Assad last month that Israel was planning an attack, but suggested the target was the Golan Heights. Israeli intelligence sources claim Syrian special forces moved towards the Israeli outpost of Mount Hermon on the Golan Heights. Tension rose, but nobody knew why. more...
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Syrian denies saying Damascus wouldn't respond to IAF attack Haaretz (September 15, 2007) - The Syrian deputy foreign minister on Saturday denied reports that he had said Damascus was not planning a military response, 10 days after Syria accused that Israel Air Force warplanes bombed targets in its territory. (Click here for map). Damascus said on September 6 that IAF jets had violated its airspace in the early hours of the morning, and had been fired upon by Syrian air defenses. Shortly after the first announcement, Damascus said that the IAF had bombed targets, but the Syrian envoy to the U.S. over the weekend denied that an IAF attack had occurred. Israel has declined to comment about the incident at all. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad told a Lebanese newspaper that his words were taken out of context and that Syria has never remained silent in the face of a military penetration of its territory. Mekdad warned after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Friday that growing tension could spark a violent outbreak in the region, and that Syria has the "means to respond in ways that will preserve its position of power." In an interview with Newsweek published Friday, Syria's ambassador to Washington, Imad Moustapha, said that Israel would "pay a price" for violating Syria's airspace. He told the American publication that it went against Syria's national interests not to respond to Israel's provocation. He also denied reports in the U.S. media that the IAF had been targeting a nuclear project that Syria was developing in cooperation with North Korea. European diplomats who met with Syrian Vice President Walid Moallem earlier this week had told Haaretz that they had received the impression that Syria would not retaliate militarily. Syria protested Tuesday to the United Nations about the strike, but said that no targets had been struck and that there was no damage. According to Syria's envoy to the United Nations, Bashar al-Jaafari, the protest complained of Israel's "aggression and violation of [Syrian] sovereignty." more...
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U.S.: Syria on nuclear watch list Associated Press (September 14, 2007) - A senior U.S. nuclear official said Friday that North Koreans were in Syria and that Damascus may have had contacts with "secret suppliers" to obtain nuclear equipment. Andrew Semmel, acting deputy assistant secretary of state for nuclear nonproliferation policy, did not identify the suppliers, but said North Koreans were in the country and that he could not exclude that the network run by the disgraced Pakistan nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan may have been involved. He said it was not known if the contacts had produced any results. "Whether anything transpired remains to be seen," he said. Syria has never commented publicly on its nuclear program. It has a small research nuclear reactor, as do several other countries in the region, including Egypt. While Israel and the U.S. have expressed concerns in the past, Damascus has not been known to make a serious push to develop a nuclear energy or weapons program. In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack declined to comment on Semmel's remarks but noted that the United States had longstanding concerns about North Korea and nuclear proliferation. "We've also expressed, over time, our concerns about North Korea's activities in terms of dealing with A.Q. Khan and others around the globe," he told reporters. McCormack said he was not aware of any specific link between North Korea and Syria. Proliferation experts have said that Syria's weak economy would make it hard-pressed to afford nuclear technology, and that Damascus — which is believed to have some chemical weapons stocks — may have taken the position that it does not also need nuclear weapons. Semmel was responding to questions about an Israeli airstrike in northern Syria last week. Neither side has explained what exactly happened, but a U.S. government official confirmed that Israeli warplanes were targeting weapons from Iran and destined for Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Israel had gathered satellite imagery showing possible North Korean cooperation with Syria on a nuclear facility. North Korea, which has a longstanding alliance with Syria, condemned the Israeli air incursion. Israeli experts say North Korea and Iran both have been major suppliers of Syria's missile stock. Syrian Information Minister Mohsen Bilal told the Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on Thursday that the accusations of North Korean nuclear help were a "new American spin to cover up" for Israel. more...
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Robot Maker Builds Artificial Boy my way (September 13, 2007) - David Hanson has two little Zenos to care for these days. There's his 18-month-old son Zeno, who prattles and smiles as he bounds through his father's cramped office. Then there's the robotic Zeno. It can't speak or walk yet, but has blinking eyes that can track people and a face that captivates with a range of expressions. At 17 inches tall and 6 pounds, the artificial Zeno is the culmination of five years of work by Hanson and a small group of engineers, designers and programmers at his company, Hanson Robotics. They believe there's an emerging business in the design and sale of lifelike robotic companions, or social robots. And they'll be showing off the robot boy to students in grades 3-12 at the Wired NextFest technology conference Thursday in Los Angeles. Unlike clearly artificial robotic toys, Hanson says he envisions Zeno as an interactive learning companion, a synthetic pal who can engage in conversation and convey human emotion through a face made of a skin-like, patented material Hanson calls frubber. "It's a representation of robotics as a character animation medium, one that is intelligent," Hanson beams. "It sees you and recognizes your face. It learns your name and can build a relationship with you." It's no coincidence if the whole concept sounds like a science-fiction movie. Hanson said he was inspired by, and is aiming for, the same sort of realism found in the book "Supertoys Last All Summer Long," by Brian Aldiss. Aldiss' story of troubled robot boy David and his quest for the love of his flesh-and-blood parents was the source material for Steven Spielberg's film "Artificial Intelligence: AI." He plans to make little Zenos available to consumers within the next three years for $200 to $300. Until then, Hanson, 37, makes a living selling and renting pricey, lifelike robotic heads. His company offers models that look like Albert Einstein, a pirate and a rocker, complete with spiky hair and sunglasses. They cost tens of thousands of dollars and can be customized to look like anyone, Hanson said. more...
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Very, very dangerous -- Excuse for EU to unite and come after USA? Constance Cumbey (September 13, 2007) - USA to begin crafting Iran Bombing Plan?

Breaking News: Looks like Solana's NGO cheering section in the form of Worldwatch Institute is getting in on his power boosting act. Read about that here. It has now called for the EU to pressure the USA on climate change. Maybe we should have Lester Brown and his World Watch Institute register as the foreign agents they evidently are!

A frightening headline on a Fox news story ran yesterday. It indicated:

  1. Germany's Angela Merkel says they will no longer support increased sanctions against Iran on the nuclear development issue.
  2. Assumption in Washington is that this means they won't care if USA does something unilaterally to take that threat out.
  3. Germany's economic relationship with Iran makes it unfeasible for them to support sanctions against that oil rich country.

Now, the reality, probabilities, and prophetic implications:

  1. Germany's Angela Merkel could not be more closely allied with the EU's foreign and military policy chief, Javier Solana.
  2. Europe is already bitter at the USA for the 2003 Iraq invasion. Also click here for more documentation.
  3. European Union countries have been handing Solana the immense powers they have to EQUALIZE themselves with the USA.
  4. A prophesied God given role of whoever the prophesied "10 kings" handed their power to was to equalize themselves with another power "and thus fulfill the words of this prophecy." See Rev. 17.
  5. If Germany can't afford to antagonize Iran with sanctions, how much less can it afford to antagonize Iran by tacitly sanctioning war?
  6. Germany's agenda during its recently closed EU presidency was to boost Javier Solana's powers -- it made tremendous progress on crafting a treaty that would give him the powers he sought in the constitution. It has placed (with the help of EU allies inside England) Solana in a much stronger position than he was prior to that German presidency.
  7. Javier Solana's Brookings Institution speech of March 21, 2007 said that global disarmament and non-proliferation were "imperative" to him. He also said it was "imperative" that the new global governance machinery be ready by 2009.
  8. This new public hint that the USA is considering imprudent bombing operations against Iran might be exactly what Javier Solana needs to give European countries "the crisis that equals opportunity" rationale to put him over the top with the powers he needs to consolidate the 2 million scattered separate European country armies, their navies, their weaponry, etc. valued at over $200 billion USD per EU sources.
  9. The NATO weaponry is sitting in Europe with more European control than USA control, thanks in no small part to Javier Solana's splitting of the commands between Brussels and Norfolk during his NATO tenure between 1995 and 1999.
  10. There are clear Biblical prophecies about a great Babylon being destroyed by fire and the ships at sea bewailing her burning? Could that be the USA the prophets were seeing? "In one hour is thy destruction come?"
  11. The threat of the USA bombing a necessary oil and economic resource for European countries such as Iran could very well give credence to the increasing demands that "Europe speak with one voice."
  12. Very clearly, Javier Solana is and has been the "face and voice of Europe."
  13. Never forget what created Javier Solana's job and what he proposed to increase his powers.

I am writing this in shock and on the fly. I must go to my office for an appointment. I will add hyperlinks to this story and amplify it later. We indeed live in serious times and I fear for my country. Stay tuned!
| EU/UN / 4th Kingdom | Solana | NewWorldOrder | America |

State's 'hate crimes' code used against 'pure speech' WorldNet Daily (September 12, 2007) - While California hate-crimes laws are being used to target "pure speech," a federal plan that would impose similar speech restrictions on Christians "is still lurking in the shadows" in the U.S. Senate, warns a team of civil rights advocates. The warning comes from the Pacific Justice Institute, which is running an online petition campaign to alert people to the dangers the pending legislation poses. As WND reported, the federal plan, H.R. 1592, was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, but when it reached the U.S. Senate, instead of holding hearings and a vote, senators tried to attach it to another bill as an amendment. The maneuver would have prevented any public input on the plan. That effort failed, but that doesn't mean the American public is safe from the dangers the federal legislation poses, according to Matt McReynolds, a staff attorney for Pacific Justice. The full title of the legislation is "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007," and it provides federal help to local agencies dealing with "hate crimes." It also separately creates new federal offenses for "hate crimes," including the addition of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" for inclusion as protected characteristics. "It hasn't gone away, it's still lurking in the shadows," he told WND. "And not just that. The U.S. House version has passed, so they can slap it on as an amendment to something else." McReynolds said the dangers are real. "When you start down the list of Western countries, Australia, Canada, Britain, France. Everywhere hate crimes plans have been adopted there are examples of problems. It's gotten to the point even pure speech is being criminalized, with no actions or violence," he said. "That's where hate crimes legislation inevitably has led in other Western societies," McReynolds said. His organization has worked on a number of such cases already involving California's own version of a "hate crimes" plan. "The law of unintended consequences – or perhaps intended consequences cleverly disguised – is starkly illustrated by the ongoing federal case Harper v. Poway Unified School District," he wrote in a summary of the problems. "In Harper, a student responded to the annual pro-homosexual 'Day of Silence,' which was being heavily promoted on his high school campus, by wearing a T-shirt which expressed his religious viewpoint that homosexuality was 'shameful.' "Instead of allowing a differing viewpoint, school officials pulled aside Harper, demanding that he change his expression or face suspension. An assistant principal even suggested to Harper that he needed to leave his faith in the car while at school, in order not to offend homosexual students," according to McReynolds. more...
| America | Signs of the Times |

Reports: Putin Dissolves Government Fox News (September 12, 2007) - President Vladimir Putin dissolved Russia's government Wednesday and then quickly nominates Viktor Zubkov, a Russian Cabinet official who oversees the fight against money laundering, to be the new prime minister. Boris Gryzlov, the speaker of the State Duma, said Putin nominated Zubkov, who heads the Federal Financial Monitoring Service and who served under Putin when the two worked in the city administration of St. Petersburg in the early 1990s. Earlier Wednesday, in a major political shakeup, Putin dismissed Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov and dissolved his cabinet, paving the way for Putin to name a new head of government. Most observers had expected that the new premier would be the leading contender to succeed Putin when he steps down after March elections. But Zubkov had not been even considered as a contender. A Kremlin source told FOX News that Zubkov was not Putin's choice to be the next president of Russia. The newspaper Vedomosti, citing unidentified Kremlin officials, reported that Sergei Ivanov, a first deputy prime minister and a leading contender to succeed Putin, could be appointed to replace Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov. Under the constitution, which the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has one week to vote on a nominee for prime minister. the pres. Russian news agencies said Fradkov would serve as acting prime minister until the vote. Fradkov said he asked for the dissolution of his government because with elections approaching, Putin needed to have a free hand to make decisions, including those concerning appointments. more...
| Gog/Magog |

PA: Israel Agrees to Destroy Jewish Towns, Starting in November Israel National News (September 12, 2007) - The Palestinian Authority's Maan news agency has published a copy, in Hebrew, of PM Olmert's agreement to expel tens of thousands of Jews and replace them with a Palestinian state. The report states that Israel has agreed to begin destroying Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria immediately following the US-sponsored international summit this coming November. The PA claims that the document's eight points represent the principles of agreement between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, in anticipation of the upcoming Middle East summit. The document begins by stating that Israel and the PA are to immediately enter a process "that will lead to the formation of two states, Israel and Palestine, side by side," and are "to reach understandings of the type detailed below." The eight points upon which Olmert and Abbas undertake to agree are the following:

  • Israel will end the occupation of the West Bank within an agreed-upon time period. The retreat and the evacuation of the settlements will occur gradually and in several stages. Each area that is evacuated will be transferred to the Palestinian Authority, which will instill law and order there. The existence of a regime in Gaza that is willing to be part of the peace process will enable Israel to view Gaza and the West Bank as one political entity.
  • An unarmed Palestinian state will be established, whose permanent borders will be based on the pre-1967 borders. The precise border will reflect security, demographic and humanitarian needs. An exchange of territory will be enabled on a 1:1 basis, to preserve settlement blocs in Israeli hands and to guarantee Palestinian contiguity and economic development.
  • There will be two capitals in Jerusalem, that of Israel and that of Palestine, and they will be sovereign over the Jewish and Arab neighborhoods, respectively. The two municipalities will cooperate for the enhancement of the quality of life of all the residents.
  • Special arrangements will be emplaced to preserve free access to all the holy sites of the various religions. A special administration will be established to maintain the two nations' bonds with the holy sites in the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • Palestine will be recognized as the national home of the Palestinian nation, and Israel will be recognized as the national home of the Jewish nation.
  • A fair and agreed solution will be found for the problem of the Palestinian refugees, with consideration and recognition of the suffering that was caused to them, and with the understanding that the implementation of national self-definition will be the main aspect of the solution.
  • The two sides will declare their willingness to end the conflict and to act to increase public support for the agreement as much as possible. The two sides will act with all their force, together and separately, against any manifestation of violence and terrorism that is directed from the area of either state to the other.
  • The two sides see this agreement as a significant manifestation of the principles of the Arab League's peace initiative, and call upon the members of the League to take operative steps to bring about its full implementation. Similarly, the sides call upon the entities represented in the Quartet and international community to guarantee and help, in various ways, to promote and actualize this agreement.

The agreement ends with this paragraph:

A document based on principles of the above type must be reached before the international summit in November, must be presented during the summit, and must be anchored in international decisions after it. Immediately following the summit, parallel with the negotiations for a detailed agreement, Israel will begin withdrawing its forces and evacuating settlements from areas in the West Bank. Completion of the various stages of evacuation will be done parallel to the completion of the negotiations.

Clauses 3 and 4 indicate that Israel has agreed to give up the Temple Mount, Judaism's most sacred spot in the world, and allow an "administration" to determine when Jews would be allowed to visit or pray there. Clauses 1 and 2 do not take into account the tremendous amount of Arab-held weaponry already present in Judea and Samaria, nor the anti-Israel violence emanating from Gaza that increased dramatically upon Israel's withdrawal in 2005. Clause 6 leaves open the possibility that "Right of Return" refugees would be allowed to live in Israel. The immediate response of the Yesha Council (the body representing the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria) was this:

"Only a government that acts so totally wantonly would be able to suggest such an agreement, precisely on the day that dozens of its soldiers are wounded from a rocket fired from area we gave over to the Palestinians. The Yesha Council calls upon all those to whom Israel's security and welfare are of top priority to object to this calamitous process of Olmert. The Knesset Members must thwart this program, which means the division of Jerusalem, as well as Kassam rocket launchers to the outskirts of Kfar Saba and Ben Gurion International Airport."

| Israel | Islam | Dividing the Land | 1st Seal |

Well, if this is truly it, we could see the dividing of the land in Zechariah 14:1,2 this fall. Israel would still not have control over the Temple Mount, but that will change in time, probably after the Magog attack. And with the story about Israel finding nuclear installations in Syria and bombing a site there, Israeli-Syria tensions could play right into the Isaiah 17 destruction of Damascus. It says they leave their cities because of the children of Israel, and with the threat of a terrorist-supporting state like Syria having this kind of weaponry, I could see Israel preemptively removing that threat, bringing down on them the Magog attackers, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Libya, and others. God destroys them with fire from heaven and I believe that is when we will see Israel take partial control of the Temple Mount again and rebuild the temple leading to the coming abomination of desolation. I lay this out in more detail with news stories in the coming times. Keep watching!

Pro-Europeans launch fightback against calls for treaty referendum (September 12, 2007) - Pro-Europeans are launching a fightback today against growing demands for a referendum on the new European Union treaty. The Coalition for the Reform Treaty will argue that the treaty is in Britain's interests as well as the EU's because it will lead to more efficient, effective and democratic decision-making. The long-awaited response by pro-European businessmen and politicians comes after the campaign in favour of a referendum gathered momentum during the summer. Roland Rudd, chairman of Business for New Europe, said: "We have heard a lot of negative things about the treaty. Many are scare- stories or based on inaccuracies. We took the initiative to form this coalition to make a more positive case." The new network aims to co-ordinate pro-European activity, rebut Eurosceptics' arguments and lobby for the treaty when it is debated in Parliament. Business bosses joining the coalition in a personal capacity include Sir Philip Hampton, (Sainsbury), Niall FitzGerald (Reuters), Sir Michael Bishop (BMI), Phillipe Varin (Corus), Roger Carr (Centrica), Sir Martin Sorrell (WPP) and Sir Mike Rake (KPMG ). The campaign begins as the European Commission formally ended its long fight to persuade Britain to abandon the mile and the pint in favour of the kilometre and litre. EU industry commissioner Gunter Verheugen said it was a "pointless battle".
| EU/UN / 4th Kingdom |

Magnitude 8.0 quake hits Indonesia's Sumatra Reuters (September 12, 2007) - An earthquake measuring 8.O struck Indonesia's Sumatra region on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said. The quake had the potential to cause a tsunami, an Indonesian meteorological agency official said, putting the magnitude at 7.9. Some offices in Jakarta were evacuated after the tremors were felt. Witnesses in Singapore and Thailand said they also felt the quake.
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'Advisors to Assad pressuring him to respond with force' The Jerusalem Post (September 12, 2007) - Advisors to Syrian President Bashar Assad are pressuring him to respond to the alleged IAF attack by "landing a blow to an Israeli target," the Kuwait-based Al-Jareeda reported Wednesday. According to the report, Israel targeted long-range missile batteries that were brought to Syria from Iran. The report said five IAF fighter jets carried out the attack. Israel Radio quoted the Kuwaiti paper to the effect that the group advocating a military response is being spearheaded by Assad's brother in law, who has met in recent days with senior Hizbullah and Hamas officials in an effort to draw up an operation plan. The Kuwaiti paper also reported that the Syrian army has begun drafting reservists from the armed corps, missile corps and anti-aircraft units, and quoted "sources in the know" who said the draft was a response to Israel raising its level of readiness in the north. Meanwhile, Syria's UN Ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, denied the reports on Wednesday, claiming the Israeli jets escaped without hitting their target, Israel Radio reported. Ja'afari also said Israel's silence over the alleged strike resulted from the fact it constituted a violation of international law. According to a report by The Nazareth-based al-Sinara newspaper Wednesday, the IAF targeted a joint Syrian-Iranian missile base in northern Syria. Reportedly, the Iranian-funded installation was razed to the ground. The report claimed its information was gleaned from an "Israeli source." more...
| Israel | Islam | Isaiah 17 |

It appears the tensions may not be founded on Israel bombing anything, but some are trying to paint it that way as a reason for and aggressive response. Whether or not the Israeli Air Force bombed any installations in Syria doesn't matter when it comes to the rising tensions between the two nations.

Report: Israel spots nuclear installations in Syria YNet News (September 12, 2007) - Washington official says Israeli surveillance shows possible Syrian nuclear installation stocked by North Korea, Israeli Arab newspaper claims target of alleged raid last week was Syrian missile base financed by Iran. Israel believes that North Korea has been supplying Syria and Iran with nuclear materials, a Washington defense official told the New York Times. “The Israelis think North Korea is selling to Iran and Syria what little they have left,” he said. The official added that recent Israeli reconnaissance flights over Syria revealed possible nuclear installations that Israeli officials estimate might have been supplied with material from North Korea. Meanwhile on Wednesday the Nazareth-based Israeli Arab newspaper The Assennara cited anonymous Israeli sources as saying that Israeli jets "bombed a Syrian-Iranian missile base in northern Syria that was financed by Iran... It appears that the base was completely destroyed." According to the Times, American officials confirmed Tuesday that Israeli jets launched an airstrike inside Syria. Sources said that Israel struck at least one target in northeastern Syria, but could not provide more details. The most likely target was, according to some administration officials, weapon caches sent by Iran to Hizbullah through Syria. North Korea commented on the incident Tuesday, calling it a "dangerous provocation", Chinese News Agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. "This is a very dangerous provocation little short of wantonly violating the sovereignty of Syria and seriously harassing the regional peace and security," a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said. "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea strongly denounces the above-said intrusion and extends full support and solidarity to the Syrian people in their just cause to defend the national security and the regional peace."
| Israel | Islam | Isaiah 17 |

Wheat Price Rises to a Record Ahead of Large Tenders International Herald Tribune (September 12, 2007) - Wheat prices surpassed $9 a bushel for the first time as a drought in Australia cut production, pushing global stockpiles toward a 26-year low. The forecast for the Australian wheat crop may fall to 18 million metric tons from a previous prediction of 23 million tons in a U.S. report scheduled for release Wednesday. In Canada, the world's second-largest wheat exporter, reserves of the grain plunged 29 percent at the end of July from a year earlier, Statistics Canada said Tuesday. Rising prices of food, from wheat to milk and pork, are stoking inflation at a time when traders expect the U.S. Federal Reserve to cut interest rates to bail out the housing market and avoid a recession. Wheat prices more than doubled in the past year, increasing costs at companies like Sara Lee and Premier Foods. "The market is in a real frenzy," said Tobin Gorey, commodity strategist with Commonwealth Bank of Australia. "It's feeding through to the consumer." Wheat for December delivery rose as much as 17.25 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $9.0775 a bushel in after-hours electronic trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. The contract was at $9.0475 a bushel in Sydney. Prices have risen 80 percent this year. The advance comes as Egypt, Jordan, Japan and Iraq plan to buy some 460,000 tons of wheat at tenders. The grain is used as livestock feed and to make noodles, cakes and bread, with one bushel being enough to make 73 loaves. Australian farmers face an unprecedented crisis within a month unless spring rains arrive, The Age reported Tuesday, citing Peter McGauran, the agriculture minister. more...

Revelation 6:5,6
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

Turkey Lines Up Alongside Syria To Condemn Israeli Incursions Eurasia Daily Monitor (September 11, 2007) - Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan’s blunt condemnation of an alleged violation of the Turkey’s airspace by Israeli warplanes has dealt another blow to already deteriorating relations between the two countries. In 1996 a military training agreement between Israel and Turkey was hailed by many as heralding a new strategic alignment in the eastern Mediterranean. Over the years that followed Israeli jets regularly used the Turkish air force base in Konya for training missions while Turkish pilots underwent specialized training in facilities belonging to the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in the Negev Desert. There was also extensive cooperation in the defense industry, with Israeli firms receiving a string of lucrative defense contracts. American Jewish lobby groups became Turkey’s strongest supporters in Washington. However, plans to underpin the relationship by transporting Turkish water to Israel came to nothing. While a number of disagreements over defense contracts, and allegation of corruption involving Israeli defense suppliers, soured relations between the two countries’ militaries. Relations began to cool rapidly following the victory of the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Turkish general election of November 2002. Although the AKP’s leaders publicly reaffirmed Turkey’s commitment to friendship with Israel, much of the party’s grassroots support remained simply and viscerally anti-Semitic. After taking power, the AKP downplayed ties with Israel, while trying to form a closer relationship with other Muslim states in the Middle East, particularly its neighbors Syria and Iran. The last five years have seen an unprecedented increase in bilateral contacts and AKP leaders have become frequent visitors to both Damascus and Tehran. On September 6, after the Syrian government claimed that Israeli warplanes had overflown its territory and dropped munitions onto deserted areas, fuel tanks belonging to IAF warplanes were found on the Turkish side of the country’s border with Syria. The assumption is that they were jettisoned in order to increase the IAF planes’ maneuverability as they sought to avoid Syrian ground fire. On September 6, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement supporting the Syrian protests and informing the Israeli government that Ankara took “a harsh view of the invasion of Syrian airspace by the IAF” (Hurriyet, Milliyet, September 7). On September 9, Syrian Foreign Minister Wallid Moallem flew to Ankara to seek Turkish support and met with Babacan, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul (Sabah, September 11). On September 10, Moallem and Babacan held a joint conference to condemn the IAF’s incursions on September 6. more...
| Gog/Magog | Israel | Islam | Isaiah 17 |

Syria warns flyovers will have tragic consequences YNet News (September 11, 2007) - Damascus warns that international community's silence on Israel's violation of Syrian airspace will have tragic consequences. Syria revved up Tuesday its rhetoric on Israel's reported violation of Syrian airspace by warning the United Nations that the international community's silence over the incident could have "tragic consequences." In a letter sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Syria warns Israel that its "outrageous aggression" will have serious consequences. Syria "insists that the continuing silence of the international community vis-à-vis Israel's illegal act will place the region as well as the peace and security of both countries in the face of uncontrollable tragedies," read the letter. A copy of the letter was also sent to the Security Council. "Israel is determined to choose aggression instead of peace and by doing so it reveals its true intentions that it tries to hide using fake claims of seeking peace in the region," the letter said. The Syrian government said last week that Israeli jets entered Syria's airspace from the Mediterranean Sea and jettisoned fuel tanks near the Turkish border when intercepted by Syrian air-defense systems. Israel has remained silent on the incident.
| Israel | Islam | Isaiah 17 |

N. Korea: Israeli invasion of Syrian airspace 'dangerous provocation' YNet News (September 11, 2007) - 'We extend our full support and solidarity to the Syrian people in their just cause to defend the national security and the regional peace,' republic's foreign ministry says. North Korea commented on the incident in which Israeli planes allegedly entered Syrian airspace last week, calling it a "dangerous provocation", Chinese News Agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. "This is a very dangerous provocation little short of wantonly violating the sovereignty of Syria and seriously harassing the regional peace and security," a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said. "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea strongly denounces the above-said intrusion and extends full support and solidarity to the Syrian people in their just cause to defend the national security and the regional peace." Earlier on Tuesday CNN reported that the incident was actually an attack on Iranian weapons transferred to Syria. According to the report, which was based mainly on sources in the American government, the incident involved an aerial operation that also included Israeli ground forces that were meant to mark targets or inspect the damage caused by the attack. Hours before CNN report was broadcast, Syria appealed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council, and warned Israel of "the consequences of this outrageous aggression".
| Israel | Islam | Isaiah 17 |

Dozens dead in Mexico truck crash and blast Reuters (September 10, 2007) - Dozens of people died when a trailer-truck loaded with highly flammable chemicals exploded in a road accident in northern Mexico, Mexican media reported on Monday. The blast left a crater of up to 65 feet in diameter in the road in the northern state of Coahuila, the El Universal daily said on its Web site. The paper, quoting police, said 37 people were killed when the blast erupted after the trailer-truck hit another truck. But the civil protection agency put the death toll at 25. "Part of the trailer caught fire after the crash and that's where the explosion came from," said state Gov. Humberto Moreira. Some 150 people were injured. Most of the people who died, including three newspaper journalists, had rushed to the scene of the crash. "Reporters who were taking photographs died there as well as emergency workers and drivers who stopped to help," Moreira said. The trailer-truck was carrying 25 metric tons of a derivative of the volatile ammonium nitrate chemical used for fertilizers, civil protection authorities said. The media had earlier said it had been carrying explosives.

Syrian vice president a-Shara: 'We will respond soon enough' The Jerusalem Post (September 8, 2007) - "Top [Syrian] political and military men are examining a series of potential responses. The results will come soon enough," Syrian Vice President Farouk a-Shara said Saturday evening, referring to the alleged IAF foray into Syrian airspace undertaken, so Syria claims, Wednesday overnight. A-Shara, speaking to the Italian La Republica, revealed no other details, saying the matter was of "top national security." Earlier Saturday, a Syrian government newspaper accused the US of encouraging Israel's reported violation of Syrian airspace by remaining silent on the issue. "This new Israeli hostile operation was carried out in coordination between Washington and Tel Aviv," the Tishrin newspaper said in a front-page editorial. US silence can only be interpreted as an "overt and scandalous encouragement of Israel," it said. Damascus has said that Israeli jets broke the sound barrier flying over northern Syria before dawn Thursday, then "dropped munitions" onto deserted areas after being shot at by Syria's air defenses. It is still unclear exactly what happened, and Syria has stopped short of accusing Israel of purposely bombing its territory. An Israeli spokesman has said he could not comment on military operations. "How could a superpower call for the establishment of peace and send invitations to some countries to convene a peace conference at a time when it maintains silence over a clear violation of the simplest laws and international norms?" Tishrin said in its editorial on Saturday. The newspaper also criticized Arab countries for planning to attend the proposed conference. "How would they go to Bush's conference and how would they justify to their people shaking hands with those who kill Palestinians and Iraqis and threaten the Arabs' future with grave consequences?" it said.
| Israel | Islam | Isaiah 17 |

French Bulldog is Catalyst for Investigation of Microchip-Cancer Connection (September 8, 2007) - Could a microchip implant like the VeriChip cause cancer? A French Bulldog named Léon was the catalyst for new questions about the safety of RFID implants. One year ago, Léon's owner contacted me with startling news. She believed that her dog's cancerous tumor and his untimely death might have been caused by a microchip implant. This was not just idle talk by a grieving dog owner grasping at straws to figure out why she had been robbed of her constant companion. This was a gutsy lady who refused to allow the vet to simply cremate the evidence. This lady prefers to be known only by her first name of "Jeanne," so the Associated Press couldn't credit her properly as the original source for some of the explosive information in its article "Chip Implants Linked to Animal Tumors," but I have the leeway in this forum to share the behind-the-scenes story. Jeanne spent a small fortune trying to cure her ailing French bulldog, Léon, after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2004. When medical interventions failed and Léon passed away, she decided to hunt for the reason the fatal tumor in his body was attached to the glass-encapsulated microchip that had been injected into his neck for identification purposes. Jeanne located a team of researchers in Italy who agreed to test tissue samples from a biopsy of Léon's tumor to determine if the microchip was implicated in his aggressive cancer. They documented their findings in a 2006 paper entitled, “Fibrosarcoma with Typical Features of Postinjection Sarcoma at Site of Microchip Implant in a Dog: Histologic and Immunohistochemical Study.” The full text is available online at: Since Léon's suspicious cancer was not enough evidence to prove microchip implants were a threat, Jeanne decided to search for other proof of a link. She unearthed scholarly animal studies documenting a possible chip-cancer link and posted several of these at the website that she formed as a tribute to Léon: Jeanne informed us of this research and even faxed us copies of these studies as they were difficult to obtain. Fortunately, my Spychips co-author Dr. Katherine Albrecht had access to the Harvard library and was able to take Jeanne's work further, analyzing additional studies that seemed to support a cancer-microchip link in animals. Sometime later, AP Reporter Todd Lewan entered the picture, eager for an exclusive. He used his press credentials to gain further information, tie up the story with a perfect, documented bow, and broadcast it to media outlets around the world. He and Katherine tirelessly pursued the truth that you can now find published in the explosive AP story. I promised Jeanne that Katherine and I would share the whole story, and that Léon would be remembered for his contribution. Here's to you, Jeanne and Léon! I'm so sorry it took tragedy for this information to be brought to light. I applaud your tenacity, bravery, and amazing research skills.

Could this be the what pushes for the ink RFID tattoo instead of the grain-of-rice-sized Verichip? The Bible talks about the mark of the beast without which you cannot buy or sell. It will happen and the technology to force people to buy and sell only by getting the RFID mark that carries a unique ID number is already here. The system is being implemented now, prepared for future use. Imagine a world with no more paper currency. The stores don't take it, they just have RFID readers. There is no longer exchange rates or different currencies. Due to financial collapse and world catastrophes, the world will be united under a man declaring himself to be God. Anyone who refuses cannot buy or sell and will be rejected from society and eventually will be forced to participate or will be killed. Sound crazy? That is nothing compared to what else will be going down during this time. We need to develop a personal relationship with Yeshua because He is our blessed hope. See also: Chip implants linked to animal tumors Associated Press (September 9, 2007)
Revelation 16:2
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

The Rise of Atheist America WorldNet Daily (September 7, 2007) - The signs are everywhere. Many of America's top-selling books right now are angry, in-your-face, atheist manifestos. Judges try to outdo each other in banning references to God like the Ten Commandments and the "Under God" phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance. And nearly half of Americans, according to a recent Gallup poll, would be willing to vote for an atheist for president of the United States of America – a nation founded by devout Christians. In its groundbreaking September edition, titled "THE RISE OF ATHEIST AMERICA," WND's monthly Whistleblower magazine provides a powerfully eye-opening analysis of what's really behind the current atheist phenomenon. "This is atheism's moment," brags David Steinberger, CEO of Perseus Books, celebrating the tremendous success of anti-God bestsellers like "God is Not Great: Why Religion Poisons Everything" by journalist Christopher Hitchens and "The God Delusion" by Oxford evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. "Mr. Hitchens has written the category killer," he says, "and we're excited about having the next book." That's right – this fall the publishing world will further cash in on the anti-God juggernaut with the release of "The Pocket Atheist," featuring the writings of famous atheists, edited by Hitchens. In earlier eras, atheists were on the fringes of society, mistrusted by the mainstream. Those few who dared to publicly push their beliefs on society, like Madalyn Murray O'Hair, were widely regarded as malevolent kooks. But today, Hitchens' No. 1 New York Times bestseller, which has dominated the nonfiction charts for months, boldly condemns religion – including Christianity – as "violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children." Indeed, arrogant denial of God and condemnation of religious people characterize today's popular atheist books, which besides Hitchens' and Dawkins' bestsellers include "Letter to a Christian Nation" by Sam Harris, sequel to his earlier bestseller "The End of Faith," as well as "God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist" by Victor J. Stenger, "Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon" by Daniel C. Dennett, "Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism" by David Mills and others. more...
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