Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Rumors of War

My Way News - AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers
My Way News reports: "The previously unpublicized case is one of at least four attempts in five years in which criminal networks with suspected Russian ties sought to sell radioactive material to extremists through Moldova, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. One investigation uncovered an attempt to sell bomb-grade uranium to a real buyer from the Middle East, the first known case of its kind."


Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Gog Alliance - King of the North - Persia - Doomed Damascus

How Iranian general plotted out Syrian assault in Moscow - Reuters
Reuters reports: "At a meeting in Moscow in July, a top Iranian general unfurled a map of Syria to explain to his Russian hosts how a series of defeats for President Bashar al-Assad could be turned into victory - with Russia's help. Major General Qassem Soleimani's visit to Moscow was the first step in planning for a Russian military intervention that has reshaped the Syrian war and forged a new Iranian-Russian alliance in support of Assad."

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Rumors of War - Peace and Security of Jerusalem - Covenant with Many

My Way News - After weeks of unrest, Palestinian leader appeals for calm
My Way News reports: "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Tuesday for calm after several weeks of heightened unrest with Israel, saying his people had no interest in any further 'escalation' and urging renewed dialogue. [...] The clashes erupted three weeks ago at the start of the Jewish new year and have turned more violent in recent days. [...] Abbas also said he was ready to renew dialogue with Israel, a topic that could come up during a gathering of international Mideast envoys from the U.S., Europe, Russia and the United Nations in Jerusalem on Oct. 14."

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Monday, October 05, 2015

Peace and Security of Jerusalem - Covenant with Many

My Way News - Israeli PM vows 'strong action' against Palestinian unrest
My Way News reports: :"Netanyahu's warnings came after a rash of violence that began Thursday when Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli couple in their car near a settlement in the West Bank as their four children watched. Two days later, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli man to death and seriously wounded his wife as they walked in Jerusalem's Old City, then attacked and killed another Israeli man."

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Rumors of War - King of the North

My Way News - NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace
My Way News reports: "In a signal of new tensions raised by Moscow's airstrikes in Syria, NATO denounced Russia on Monday for 'irresponsible behavior' after its warplanes violated Turkish airspace, and Turkey warned that any future aerial intruder would be treated like an enemy. Turkey, a NATO member, mentioned only one Russian intrusion over the weekend, but the military alliance said a second Russian jet also violated Turkish airspace Sunday."

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Global Government - Ten Kings

My Way News - United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
My Way News reports: "The countries reached a contentious trade pact Monday that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects multinational corporations' intellectual property after marathon negotiating sessions in Atlanta through the weekend. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is designed to encourage trade between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Together, the countries account for 40 percent of world economic output."

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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Peace of Jerusalem - Jerusalem Security

My Way News - Palestinian kills 2 Israelis, wounds toddler in Jerusalem
My Way News reports: "A Palestinian man fatally stabbed two Israelis as they walked in Jerusalem's Old City and seriously injured a woman and a toddler, before he was shot and killed by an officer on duty [...] Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, issued a statement praising the attack which it called, 'heroic.' It was the latest in a series of deadly Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians. [...] The attack Saturday night follows a recent spike in Palestinian attacks and a hard-line speech at the United Nations by Abbas, the last of several that Israeli leaders have condemned as incitement. Abbas has said that Israelis desecrate the Jerusalem holy site with their 'dirty feet.'"

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War - Doomed Damascus - King of the North

My Way News - Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria
My Way News reports: "Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian and Russian military officials said Saturday as an activist group said Russia's air raids have killed 39 civilians over the three past days. [...] The Russian airstrikes that began Wednesday have mainly targeted central and northwestern Syria, strategic regions that are the gateway to President Bashar Assad's strongholds in the capital, Damascus, and along the Mediterranean coast. [...] In Iraq, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi told reporters that Baghdad welcomes the idea of Russian warplanes attacking IS in Iraq as well."

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Friday, October 02, 2015

War - Doomed Damascus - King of the North

My Way News - France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State
My Way News reports: "With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Hollande told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow's airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government. [...] Allies in a U.S.-led coalition that is conducting its own air campaign in Syria called on Russia to cease attacks on the Syrian opposition and to focus on fighting the Islamic State group. A joint statement by France, Turkey, the U.S. Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Britain expressed concern that Russia's actions will 'only fuel more extremism and radicalization.'"

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

War - Doomed Damascus - Gog Alliance - Persia - King of the North

Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA | Reuters
Reuters reports: "Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a sign the civil war is turning still more regional and global in scope. Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the group's commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in a Middle East conflict for the first time since the Cold War."

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Persecution - Wickedness Increases

Oregon shooting: Gunman dead at Umpqua Community College -
CNN reports: "The gunman who opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College targeted Christians specifically, according to the father of a wounded student. Before going into spinal surgery, Anastasia Boylan told her father and brother the gunman entered her classroom firing [...] Everyone in the classroom dropped to the ground. The gunman, while reloading his handgun, ordered the students to stand up if they were Christians, Boylan told her family. 'And they would stand up and he said, 'Good, because you're a Christian, you're going to see God in just about one second,' Boylan's father, Stacy, told CNN, relaying her account. 'And then he shot and killed them.'"

Comment: This is a terrible tragedy but what a powerful witness. These fellow believers were faithful unto death rather than renounce Jesus. WOW. 

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My Way News - Afghan troops push into city of Kunduz, Taliban in retreat
My Way News reports: "Government troops seized control of the strategic northern city of Kunduz on Thursday, the Afghan president announced, following a six-hour battle that saw the Taliban insurgents who had held it for three days largely melt away. [...] Earlier Thursday, the Taliban denied they had lost the city and the group's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that it was still in their hands."


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Covenant With Many

My Way News - Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel
My Way News reports: "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements that have defined relations with Israel for the past two decades and are meant to form the basis for a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict. [...] However, the Palestinian leader stopped short of specific threats that would irrevocably put him on a collision course with Israel, such as suspending security cooperation."



My Way News - New NYC Legionnaires' disease outbreak kills 1, sickens 12
My Way News reports: "A new Legionnaires' disease cluster discovered in the Bronx has killed one person and sickened 12 others just a month after the largest outbreak of the disease in New York City history, health officials said Wednesday."

My Way News - UN: HIV patients should start treatment immediately
My Way News reports: "The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately. That guidance fits with what is already recommended in many developed nations, including the United States. "

My Way News - Bill Gates and UN say malaria could be eradicated by 2040
My Way News reports: "Malaria could be wiped out by 2040, despite the lack of an effective vaccine, previous failed attempts to eradicate the disease and drug resistance problems, the United Nations and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in a report released on Monday [...] About 500,000 children are killed by malaria every year and it's unknown whether cases are going up or down in the worst-hit countries."


War - Doomed Damascus - King of the North

My Way News - Russia begins airstrikes in Syria, but West disputes targets
My Way News reports: "Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow's role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting Islamic State militants or protecting longtime ally, President Bashar Assad. [...] Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed charges that Russian airstrikes in Syria targeted positions of the Syrian opposition. [...] Putin and other officials have said Russia was providing weapons and training to Assad's army to help it combat IS."

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Doomed Damascus - King of the North - War

My Way News - Syria state media praise Putin's UN speech
My Way News reports: "Syria's state media on Tuesday praised Vladimir Putin's speech before the U.N. General Assembly in which the Russian leader defended Syrian President Bashar Assad. [...] Putin appears keen to bolster the standing of his longtime ally, casting Assad's government as the best defense against Islamic State militants. Moscow has been ramping up its involvement in Syria in recent weeks by ferrying weapons, troops and supplies to an airport near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia in what the U.S. sees as preparations for setting up an air base there."

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Roaring Waves

My Way News - Study: Sea level rise increasing major storms off New Jersey
My Way News reports: "A new study looking back over 1,000 years finds the flooding risk along the New York and New Jersey coasts increased greatly after industrialization, and major storms that once might have occurred every 500 years could soon happen every 25 years or so."


Temple Mount - Covenant With Many

My Way News - Palestinians, Israeli forces clash amid holy site tensions:
My Way News reports: "Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank on Tuesday, while three tourists were lightly wounded by Palestinian stone throwers as tensions remained high following days of violence at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site. [...] The clashes occurred a day before Abbas is to address the U.N. General Assembly. With the plight of the Palestinians overshadowed this year by the civil war in Syria and the migrant crisis in Europe, Tuesday's unrest appeared to be an attempt to draw attention back to the conflict."

Comment: In other words, it's a manufactured crisis designed to set the stage for a politician to speak at the UN and make more demands of Israel. 

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Temple Mount

My Way News - Palestinians clash with Israeli riot police at holy site
My Way News reports: "Palestinians clashed with Israeli riot police after barricading themselves inside a mosque at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, throwing firebombs and rocks at officers outside during a major Jewish holiday on Monday. The hilltop compound in Jerusalem's Old City is a frequent flashpoint and its fate is a core issue at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is known to Jews as the Temple Mount, site of the two biblical Jewish temples."

Comment: It doesn't appear to this observer that the Palestinians treaty their "holy site" with any sense of reverence. 


Global Government

My Way News - World leaders at UN lay out sharply different views on Syria:
My Way News reports: "Vladimir Putin played it cool, Barack Obama was earnest but firm and Iran's president walked in smiling. World leaders glided through the opening day of a U.N. gathering Monday that aims to wrestle with the globe's biggest crises — a historic flood of refugees, the rise of threats like the Islamic State group and the conflict in Syria. [...] Obama announced that more than 40,000 new troops and police have been pledged to U.N. peacekeeping missions from more than 50 countries."


Signs in the Stars

My Way News - Life on Mars? NASA says planet appears to have flowing water
My Way News reports: "Scientists in 2008 confirmed the existence of frozen water on Mars. Now instruments aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have yielded what researchers said is the strongest evidence yet that water in liquid form trickles down certain Martian slopes. And because liquid water is essential to life, the finding could have major implications for the possibility of microscopic life forms on Earth's next-door neighbor."

Comment: Remember Psalm 19:

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.
I think God the Creator has created an amazing universe filled with wonder and a few microbes on Mars would not bother me in the least.