Tuesday, January 31, 2006
AP reports, "President Vladimir Putin boasted Tuesday that Russia has new missiles capable of penetrating any missile defense system and said he had briefed the French president on their capabilities." [Rumors of War/Russia, Matthew 24:6; Ezekiel 38:3; Daniel 11:40]
Monday, January 30, 2006
AP reports, "Battered by rampant violence and political instability, a new threat in Iraq was confirmed Monday - the first case of the deadly bird flu virus in the Middle East." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]
Reuters reports, "World powers trying to broker Middle East peace said Islamic militant group Hamas must reject violence and recognize the state of Israel or risk losing vital aid when it forms a new Palestinian government." [Covenant With Many, Daniel 9:27]
News Factor reports, "Since the late 1990s, when the expansion and adoption of the Internet created a bona fide Mecca for retailers and shoppers, people have looked forward to the day when physical cash would no longer be the mainstay of payment transactions. [...] the continuing success of the online payment service PayPal, as well as the recent adoption of so-called e-cash by 15 million people in Japan, has bought the electronic-money movement new momentum." [Commerce Trends/Mark of the Beast, Rev 13:16-18]
If you read earlier, there are two articles on the priest who was placed on trial by his own childhood friend, Luigi Cascioli for allegedly spreading the "lie"that Jesus Christ is truly a historical figure. (Absurd right?!) Read about it here and here. And above is a brief antithetical "report" to follow the attack on Christ from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. [Antichrists in the "last hour", 1 John 2:18-27]
To provide security for the planet, the plan called for authorizing the U.N. Trusteeship Council to have "trusteeship" over the "global commons," which the plan defines to be: " ... the atmosphere, outer space, the oceans beyond national jurisdiction, and the related environment and life-support systems that contribute to the support of human life." [A UN endeavor taking the world in the direction of: Global Governance, Daniel 7:23-25]
Sunday, January 29, 2006
AP reports, "Car bombs exploded in quick succession Sunday near four Christian churches and the office of the Vatican envoy, killing three people and raising new concerns about sectarian tensions." [Believers Persecuted, Matthew 24:8]
Saturday, January 28, 2006
AP reports, "North Korea warned of nuclear war Saturday and vowed to strengthen its deterrent forces as it demanded that Washington show evidence backing its allegation that the communist regime is counterfeiting U.S. money." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]
Reuters reports, "India and Saudi Arabia agreed on Friday to develop a strategic energy partnership to boost ties between Asia's third-largest consumer and the world's top oil exporter." [Kings of the East, Rev 16:12]
Commentary: The great powers of the East, including China and India, and developing strategic interests in the Middle East.
Not the trial itself, but the preliminary hearing on whether the case can proceed. Specifically, an atheist wrote a book called The Fable of Christ. And now that author is suing a Catholic priest, saying that he--and anyone else who says that Christ actually existed--is guilty of fraud.
The Bible says that a leader will arise who will make war against the saints and defeat them militarily. Could this be a prelude?
Friday, January 27, 2006
AP reports, "A magnitude-7.7 undersea earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There was no danger of a tsunami, and no injuries were reported. The earthquake occurred in the Banda Sea about 120 miles south of Ambon city, the USGS said." [Quakes, Matthew 24:7]
Thursday, January 26, 2006
AP reports, "Hamas won a huge majority in parliamentary elections as Palestinian voters rejected the longtime rule of the Fatah Party, throwing the future of Mideast peacemaking into question, officials from both major parties said Thursday." [Covenant With Many, Daniel 9:27]
Commentary: What does the Hamas victory mean for the Mideast peace process? It means that Israel no longer has a partner in peace now that the Palestinians are officially ruled by a terrorist organization. While some might say that having terrorist leaders is nothing new for the Palestinians, the actual election of Hamas, a group which has carried out terrorist attacks and whose goal is the destruction of the state of Israel, represents a new and remarkable self-identification by the Palestinian people with terrorism. Many in the West, particularly in Europe, have long tried to tell themselves that the Palestinians genuinely desire peace and will accept the "two-state solution" to the Mideast conflict. With the electoral victory of Hamas, the West no longer has the luxury of inventing a Palestinian persona that does not represent the reality on the ground. The Palestinians are now jihadists, by self-definition, just like al-Qaeda. This means that the "peace process" and the pursuit of a final status agreement (the "covenant with many" of Daniel 9:27, probably a regional security agreement) is derailed for the time being. Israel will accelerate the disengagement process and the building of the barrier wall, while world leaders will demonstrate their resolve (or lack thereof) in isolating and marginalizing the new Palestinian leaders. The time when Israel lives securely without walls (Ezekiel 38) seems far off indeed.
And we can't finesse this issue by saying that Hamas won the anti-corruption protest vote. They have sworn to destroy Israel, they have been agitating for just that for many years, and now they are in command. For your Ezekiel's War [Ezekiel 38-39] files.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
AP reports, "Astronomers say they've found what may be the smallest and most distant planet known to be orbiting a star outside our own solar system." [Signs in the Stars, Luke 21:25]
AP reports, "China on Wednesday revised down the number of people living in the country with the HIV virus, but international health agencies warned that with 70,000 new infections last year, there was no room for complacency." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]
AP reports, "Hamas fared better than expected in Palestinian elections Wednesday, exit polls showed, raising the prospect that the ruling Fatah Party might be forced to form a coalition with the Islamic militant group that calls for Israel's destruction. The outcome could put Mideast peacekeeping at risk." [Covenant With Many, Daniel 9:27]
World Net Daily reports, "A pre-emptive U.S. and Israeli military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities is nearly inevitable, reports Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
AP reports, "Last year was the warmest in a century, nosing out 1998, a federal analysis concludes. Researchers calculated that 2005 produced the highest annual average surface temperature worldwide since instrument recordings began in the late 1800s, said James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies." [Apprehension for the Future, Luke 21:26]
Monday, January 23, 2006
AP reports, "Iran upped the ante Monday in its nuclear standoff, warning that it will immediately begin developing a full-scale uranium enrichment program if it is referred to the U.N. Security Council." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; Iran/Persia, Ezekiel 38:5]
Yahoo News - Powerful quake in Colombia jungle
Reuters reports, "A powerful earthquake shook a sparsely populated area of central and northwest Colombia on Monday although there were no immediate reports of victims or damage, Colombian authorities said." [Quakes, Matthew 24:7]
Yahoo News - China announces 10th human case of bird flu
Reuters reports, "China's Ministry of Health announced the country's 10th human case of bird flu infection on Monday after a 29-year-old woman from the southwest of the country was diagnosed with the H5N1 virus." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]
Yahoo News - What if Hamas Wins?
AP reports, "Israel, the United States and the international community are bracing for the possibility of a Hamas victory in the Palestinian parliamentary election Wednesday. Here is a rundown of what could happen if the Islamic militant group wins."
Yahoo News - Nokia, Motorola, Intel form alliance for mobile TV
Reuters reports, "Nokia has teamed up with other technology firms to promote the DVB-H technology standard for mobile TV, Nokia said on Monday." [Interactive Global Community, Rev 11:9]
Yahoo News - Saudi King Meets With Chinese President
AP reports, "Saudi King Abdullah met with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing on Monday, amid efforts by China to secure overseas oil and gas reserves for its power-hungry economy." [Kings of the East, Rev 16:12]
Sunday, January 22, 2006
That's right: an atheist author is suing a Catholic priest for fraud, claiming that Jesus never existed. This certainly sounds like Beastly blasphemy to me.
AP reports, "Russia's severest cold in a quarter of a century, with temperatures in Moscow at minus 8 Saturday, has killed at least 40 people and strained the nation's crumbling infrastructure, with residents piling on the blankets and heating bricks to keep warm." [Fearsome Events, Luke 21:11]
Saturday, January 21, 2006
AP reports, "Israel's defense minister hinted Saturday that the Jewish state is preparing for military action to stop Iran's nuclear program, but said international diplomacy must be the first course of action."
AP reports, "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met Friday with the leaders of the Palestinian groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Syria, expressing his support a day after 20 people were wounded in Tel Aviv in a suicide attack claimed by Jihad."
AP reports, "A defiant Iran announced Friday it has begun pulling its foreign currency accounts out of European banks to protect its assets from possible U.N. sanctions over its nuclear program."
Friday, January 20, 2006
AFP reports, "A US Congress mandated commission has urged President George W. Bush to highlight what it called 'severe violations' of religious freedom in Pakistan during his meeting Tuesday with the country's Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz." [Believers Persecuted, Matthew 24:8]
Thursday, January 19, 2006
AP reports, "President Jacques Chirac warned Thursday that France could respond with nuclear weapons to a state-sponsored terrorist attack, broadening the terms of his country's deterrence in the face of emerging threats." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]
AP reports, "Syria asserted Thursday that Iran had a right to atomic technology and said Western objections to Tehran's nuclear ambitions were not persuasive. President Bashar Assad of Syria, a longtime Iranian ally facing its own international criticism, said he backed Tehran's moves toward nuclear power and wanted to strengthen ties." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; Doomed Damascus, Isaiah 17:1; Persia/Iran, Ezekiel 38:5]
CNN reports, "An audiotaped message purported to be from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden warns the American people that plans for terror attacks in the United States are under way." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
AP reports, "Temperatures so frigid that even winter-hardened Russians complained gripped Moscow and much of the rest of the country for a third day Wednesday. At least two dozen people reportedly died of exposure nationwide and Russians used a record amount of electricity to keep warm." [Fearsome Events, Luke 21:11]
AP reports, "Israel would be ready to open negotiations with the Palestinians on a permanent peace accord after the country's elections on March 28, former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres said Wednesday." [Covenant With Many, Daniel 9:27]
AP reports, "Europe, backed by the United States, on Wednesday rejected Iran's request for talks on its nuclear program, cranking up international pressure on Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; Persia/Iran, Ezekiel 38:5]
AP reports, "High winds knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers in the Northeast on Wednesday and wreaked havoc for commuters, blowing trees across railroad tracks, overturning tractor-trailers, and making for wild ferry rides." [Fearsome Events, Luke 21:11]
Monday, January 16, 2006
AP reports, "Powerful members of the U.N. Security Council agreed Monday that Iran must fully suspend its nuclear program, Britain's Foreign Office said following a meeting aimed at forging a common response to Tehran's decision to resume uranium enrichment activities." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; Persia/Iran, Ezekiel 38:5]
Sunday, January 15, 2006
AP reports, "Iran announced plans Sunday for a conference to examine evidence for the Holocaust, a new step in hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's campaign against Israel - one that was likely to deepen Tehran's international isolation." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; Iran/Persia, Ezekiel 38:5]
Saturday, January 14, 2006
AP reports, "The government, for the first time, is urging doctors not to prescribe two antiviral drugs commonly used to fight influenza after discovering that the predominant strain of the virus has built up high levels of resistance to them at alarming speed." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]
Thursday, January 12, 2006
AP reports, "Poor countries and international organizations need about $1.5 billion to help fight bird flu and prepare for a possible pandemic in humans, a senior U.N. official said." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]
AP reports, "An anti-terrorism law creating a national standard for all driver's licenses by 2008 isn't just upsetting civil libertarians and immigration rights activists. State motor vehicle officials nationwide who will have to carry out the Real ID Act say its authors grossly underestimated its logistical, technological and financial demands." [ID tech/Mark of the Beast, Rev 13:16-18]
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
AP reports, "International agencies warned against panic but cautioned Wednesday that Turkey's neighbors may be unable to keep out the bird flu that has infected at least 15 people across the country in the last week." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]
VOA News reports, "The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has begun distributing food to hundreds of thousands of famine-stricken people in Malawi." [Famine, Matthew 24:7]
Space.com reprots, "There is a new breed of weaponry fast approaching - and at the speed of light no less. They are labeled 'directed-energy weapons' and may well signal a revolution in military hardware - perhaps more so than the atomic bomb." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; Fire from Heaven, Rev 13:13]
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
AP reports, "Three months after a massive earthquake struck towns and villages in Pakistan, AP writer Burt Herman is filing periodic reports on how the area is coping in the aftermath of the devastating event." [Quakes, Matthew 24:7]
AP reports, "When a NASA capsule hauling comet and interstellar dust plummets through the Earth's atmosphere this weekend, residents in large sweeps of the West will witness a cosmic spectacle." [Signs & Wonders in the Heavens, Luke 21:11]
AP reports, "Turkey raced to contain an outbreak of bird flu Tuesday, destroying 300,000 fowl and blaring warnings from mosque loudspeakers, after preliminary tests showed at least 15 people have been infected with the deadly H5N1 strain."
AP reports, "Iran broke U.N. seals on its nuclear enrichment facility Tuesday, pledging only to conduct research, but the international nuclear watchdog said Tehran also planned small-scale enrichment of uranium - a process that can produce fuel for nuclear weapons." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; Iran/Persia, Ezekiel 38:5]
Monday, January 09, 2006
AP reports, "A powerful earthquake shook Greece on Sunday and was felt as far away as the Middle East and Italy. Minor damage was reported in southern Greece, and authorities on the island of Crete said three people were slightly injured." [Quakes, Matthew 24:7]
AP reports, "North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has traveled to China on a rare trip outside his country, a South Korean military intelligence official said Tuesday." [Kings of the East, Rev 16:12]
Reuters reports, "Russian diplomats sought a compromise on Saturday to Tehran's disputed nuclear program but Iran confirmed it was poised to resume atomic fuel research that will further inflame international anger." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; Iran/Persia, Ezekiel 38:5]
World Net Daily reports, "Controversial scientist and evolutionist Richard Dawkins, dubbed 'Darwin's Rottweiler,' calls religion a "virus" and faith-based education 'child abuse' in a two-part series he wrote and appears in that begins airing on the UK's Channel 4, beginning tomorrow evening. " [Believers Persecuted, Matthew 24:8]
Sunday, January 08, 2006
AP reports, "Japan has refused to join Germany, India and Brazil in a new bid for permanent seats on an expanded U.N. Security Council, deciding instead to negotiate with the United States to come up with an alternate proposal. [...] The Security Council has 10 members elected for two-year terms and five permanent members with veto power — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France — reflecting the global power structure in the post-World War II period when the U.N. was created." [Ten Kings, Rev 17:12-14]
AP reports, "A former vice president of Syria called from exile for the overthrow of the regime he served for decades, saying Friday that "a shameless mafia" is running the country and that its president surrounds himself with sycophantic advisers and is unfit to rule." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; Doomed Damascus, Isaiah 17:1]
PC Magazine reports, "Nokia showed off broadcast mobile TV in its booth at CES, as new TV provider Modeo trumpeted that their 10-channel video system is 'coming soon to your N-Series.' [...] We watched razor-sharp segments of CNN and Cartoon Network on the N92 at Nokia's booth." [Interactive Global Community, Rev 11:9]
Saturday, January 07, 2006
AP reports, "Three months after South Asia's monster earthquake, hundreds of thousands of survivors face a fight to survive the Himalayan winter, huddling in unheated tents and tin shacks near the ruins of their homes." [Quakes, Matthew 24:7]
AP reports, "Teenage siblings who died of bird flu in Turkey were the first humans outside East Asia to succumb to the deadly H5N1 strain that has apparently been spread by migratory birds, the U.N. health agency said Saturday." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]
AP reports, "An estimated 11 million people in the Horn of Africa 'are on the brink of starvation' because of severe drought and war, with some deaths already being reported in Kenya, the United Nations said Friday." [Famine, Matthew 24:7]
Friday, January 06, 2006
World Net Daily reports, "Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip are watching the news regarding Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's deteriorating health carefully and will celebrate with Qassam rocket firings at Jewish towns if Sharon dies."
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Reuters reports, "Forgetting computer passwords is an everyday source of frustration, but a solution may literally be at hand -- in the form of computer chip implants...The computer chips, which cost about $2, interact with a device installed in computers and other electronics. The chips are activated when they come within 3 inches of a so-called reader, which scans the data on the chips. The "reader" devices are available for as little as $50 (29 pounds)." [ID tech, Mark of the Beast, Rev 13:16-19]
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
AP reports, "Ariel Sharon's massive stroke threw Israeli politics and Mideast peacemaking efforts into turmoil, threatening momentum for a deal with the Palestinians and enhancing the position of hard-liners." [Mideast Peace/Covenant WIth Many, Ezekiel 38:7-13; Daniel 9:27]
The Guardian reports, "The Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, has suffered a "significant" stroke and is unconscious in hospital, doctors said tonight."
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Reuters reports, "Iran is secretly trying to obtain technology and expertise needed to build a nuclear weapon, according to a leaked intelligence report that threatens to deepen a rift with the West over its nuclear program." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]
Israel National News reports, "MK Yuval Shteinitz (Likud) says that Egypt's arms buildup over the past few years has focused on the possibility of future war with Israel...Shteinitz said that Egypt has been allowing terrorist groups operating out of the Gaza district to smuggle missiles into Gaza. Those groups intend to use the missiles against Israeli targets." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]
Monday, January 02, 2006
12:53 Jan 02, '06 / 2 Tevet 5766
By Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
The General Security Services (GSS) has released its 2005 year-end report, which reveals a dramatic increase in weapons brought into Gaza by Arab terrorists since Israel's evacuation of the region.
According to the report, released Monday, there has been a 900% increase in the number of anti-tank missile launchers Arab terrorists have brought into Gaza from Egypt since Israel's unilateral withdrawal in August as compared with the preceding seven months. Approximately 350 anti-tank missiles were brought across the border in the same post-Disengagement period, representing a 600% increase since the Palestinian Authority took over Gaza. "
17:34 Jan 02, '06 / 2 Tevet 5766
By Ezra HaLevi
Former NRP chairman and current National Union MK Effie Eitam sharply attacked Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu, saying the former prime minister will not stand up against Jerusalem's division.
National Union MKs toured the Maaleh Adumim region Monday. The MKs inspected areas surrounding Jerusalem where Arab construction is being carried out illegally using funds from the Palestinian Authority and Saudi Arabia.
Jerusalem is being divided, with the consent of Sharon and Peres and the illegal construction will leave Jerusalem surrounded by a fence, with a wall down the middle and surrounded by fir MK Effie Eitam said, and Netanyahu won't stop it if it is up to him.
Sunday, January 01, 2006
19:53 Dec 29, '05 / 28 Kislev 5766
By Ezra HaLevi
A plane filled with North American Jews landed in Israel on Wednesday, the third day of Chanukah, topping off a year or record Aliyah-by-choice to Israel from the United States and Canada."
16:29 Jan 01, '06 / 1 Tevet 5766
By Scott Shiloh
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 78, Israel%u2019s aging leader who was hospitalized two weeks ago with a minor stroke, is scheduled to undergo a heart catheterization on Thursday.