Friday, October 30, 2015

War - Doomed Damascus

My Way News - US escalates involvement in Syria amid talks on Assad future
My Way News reports: "The United States escalated its fight against the Islamic State in Syria on Friday, pledging the first open deployment of military boots on the ground, even as U.S., Russian and other diplomats pressed a new peace effort that America hopes will hasten the departure of Bashar Assad."

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Doomed Damascus - War - Persia

My Way News - Iran to take a seat among world powers for Syria talks
My Way News reports: "Iran takes part in international talks on Syria for the first time this week [...] The gathering Thursday and Friday in Vienna will also put Iran in the same room with its most bitter regional rival, Saudi Arabia, raising the potential for tensions. The kingdom, along with other Gulf countries, has been funneling weapons to rebel factions, while Iran has sent financing, weapons and military advisers to ensure Assad's survival."

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Temple Mount

My Way News - Jewish activists step up activities at sensitive holy site
My Way News reports: "A new Israeli proclamation to uphold a ban on Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site should have dealt a sobering blow to the die-hard activists who have spent years fighting for the right to worship at the spot, which is sacred to Muslims as well as Jews. Instead, it has only emboldened them. [...] There are about 27 Jewish organizations dedicated to boosting Jewish visits to the site, according to the United Temple Mount Movement, an umbrella group representing them. These include groups of students, ultra-Orthodox Jews, women and one that has fashioned a golden menorah and other accouterments for use in a future temple.'

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Doomed Damascus - Persia - War

My Way News - Iran to take a seat among world powers for Syria talks
My Way News reports: "Iran will take part in international talks on Syria for the first time this week, giving it a voice in the effort to find a resolution to the more than 4-year-old civil war that has so far defied even the slightest progress toward peace. A crucial backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Tehran has been shunned from all previous talks on Syria. Its inclusion now marks recognition by the United States that no discussion on Syria's future can succeed without Iran at the table."

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Global Community

My Way News - Google's Internet-beaming balloons to take off in Indonesia
My Way News reports: "Google's Internet-beaming balloons are ready to take off on the next phase of their mission to deliver online access in regions where most people live offline. [...] Alphabet frames Project's Loon as a noble endeavor striving to get about 100 million currently unconnected people tapped into the vast reservoir of knowledge, entertainment and conveniences available online. But it could also enrich Google by expanding the potential audience that can query its search engine, watch video on YouTube, correspond through Gmail and click on digital ads."

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Earthquakes

My Way News - 400-plus small quakes jolt California city in recent weeks
My Way News reports: "The U.S. Geological Survey says 435 small earthquakes have rattled the San Francisco Bay Area city of San Ramon in the last two weeks. USGS research geophysicist Brad Aagaard says the small quakes have been recorded since Oct. 13. Most of them have ranged from magnitudes-2.0 to -3.0. The largest was a magnitude-3.6 on Oct. 19. No damage or injuries have been reported."

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Future Fear

My Way News - An intolerable unimaginable heat forecast for Persian Gulf
My Way News reports: "If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human body to tolerate, a new study says. How hot? The heat index — which combines heat and humidity — may hit 165 to 170 degrees (74 to 77 Celsius) for at least six hours, according to numerous computer simulations in the new study. That's so hot that the human body can't get rid of heat."

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Earthquakes

My Way News - Afghan earthquake rocks Asia, dozens dead
My Way News reports: "A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused more than 150 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. [...] The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the 7.5-magnitude earthquake was in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the sparsely populated province of Badakhshan, which borders Pakistan, Tajikistan and China."

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

War - King of the North - Doomed Damascus

My Way News - New Russian military might on full display in Syria
My Way News reports: "The air campaign in Syria, Russia's first military action outside the former Soviet Union since the war in Afghanistan, shows a revamped Russian military, which sharply differs in both capability and mindset from the old, Soviet-style force. It is capable of quickly projecting power far from Russian borders, widely uses drones and precision weapons, and cares about soldiers' comfort. [...] The rapid deployment of a sizable expeditionary force by sea and air, an air campaign in which dozens of jets relentlessly pounded targets round the clock for weeks and the launching of long-range cruise missiles from the Caspian were intended to send a clear message: Russia's military could rival U.S. operational capability."

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Temple Mount - Covenant with Many

My Way News - Kerry: Video monitoring to ease Jerusalem holy site tensions
My Way News reports: "Looking to reduce tensions at a Jerusalem holy site that set off weeks of Mideast violence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Saturday that Israel and Jordan had agreed on steps, including round-the-clock video monitoring, to bring an end to the unrest. [...] Kerry said the understandings included Israel fully respecting Jordan's 'special role' as custodian of the site, its continued enforcement of religious worship at the site in which Muslims pray there and non-Muslims visit and its commitment not to divide the site and to reject any attempt to suggest otherwise."

Comment: I can't help think that establishing 24/7 monitoring on the Temple Mount is an amazing and watershed event in light of the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Temple Mount - Covenant with Many

My Way News - US seeking clarity on ground rules at key Jerusalem shrine
My Way News reports: "Disputes over the ground rules at a major Jerusalem shrine played an important role in triggering the current Israeli-Palestinian violence. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting in Amman this weekend with Jordan's King Abdullah II, custodian of the site, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after holding talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to clarify those rules."

My Way News - Israel lifts Muslim age limit at Jerusalem shrine
My Way News reports: "Muslim prayers at a major Jerusalem shrine, the epicenter of weeks of unrest, ended peacefully Friday after Israel lifted restrictions on worshippers in an apparent bid to ease tensions. Meanwhile, violence continued in the West Bank where Palestinians threw a firebomb at an Israeli car, wounding a mother and her two children. An Israeli news site said one of the children, a 4-year-old girl, was badly burned."

My Way News - The Latest: Quartet calls for calm amid Mideast tensions
My Way News reports: "The Middle East Quartet is calling on both Israel and the Palestinian leadership to show 'maximum restraint and avoidance of provocative rhetoric and actions' in efforts to reduce their conflict. High-ranking members of the Quartet — the U.N, the EU, the U.S. and Russia — issued a statement calling for calm after meeting Friday in Vienna on the sidelines of Syria talks. [...] The statement says Quartet envoys will travel to the region in the near future to help mediate an end to the conflict."

Comment: The status of the Temple Mount is at the top of the international agenda and great powers are once again ready to try to divide the land of Israel in search of peace. Is the "Covenant with Many" close at hand?

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Rumors of War - Kings of the East

My Way News - US admiral: Policymakers to decide South China Sea patrols
My Way News reports: "The U.S. Navy's top commander in the Pacific says it's up to policymakers in Washington whether his sailors patrol within 12 nautical miles of newly constructed islands claimed by China in the South China Sea. [...] China and five other governments lay claim to part or all of the South China Sea, a busy passageway for commercial and military vessels. Washington has a policy of not taking sides in the territorial disputes, but says it's in its national interest to ensure freedom of navigation and overflight and the peaceful resolution of the conflicts."

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King of the North - Doomed Damascus - War

My Way News - Russia shows military might in Syria, also pushes diplomacy
My Way News reports: "The U.S. and other Western powers have questioned Russia's primary motive in the airstrikes that began Sept. 30 and have backed up a Syrian government offensive in central and northwestern regions. Moscow says it is fighting IS and other extremist groups like the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, but Washington and others say the intervention is to prop up Assad and is likely to fan the violence. The intervention is also allowing Russia to portray itself as a major global player, projecting its military power far from its borders."

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Rumors of War - Persia

My Way News - Rouhani: Iran to begin full implementation of nuclear deal:
My Way News reports: "The Iranian government will begin fully implementing the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers 'with good will,' and the work will be done while keeping in mind concerns voiced by Iran's supreme leader, President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday. [...] The agreement reached in July with the U.S., Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany curbs Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for lifting crippling international sanctions."

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Pestilence

My Way News - Plague spread 3,000 years earlier than 1st thought: 2,800 BC
My Way News reports: "In contrast to later strains, including the one estimated to have wiped out about half of Europe, the Bronze Age plague revealed by the new study could not be spread by fleas because it lacked a crucial gene. So it was probably less able to infect people over wide regions. [...] experts said it was unlikely that plague would ever pose as great a threat as it has in the past, especially since it is now largely treatable."

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Covenant With Many - Jerusalem Security - Temple Mount

My Way News - Israel's Netanyahu heads to Berlin to meet Kerry
My Way News reports: "With no end in sight to weeks of Israeli-Palestinian violence, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Germany on Wednesday as part of a high-profile diplomatic push to restore calm. The trip, which included a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and talks with U.S. Secretary state John Kerry on Thursday, came on a day of new Palestinian attacks in the West Bank. [...] It remains unclear whether the diplomatic push will be able to succeed. The Israeli and Palestinian leaders have vast differences over the causes of the violence. It also is unclear whether anyone can rein in the attackers, who have been young 'lone-wolf' Palestinians, often in their teens, acting on their own."

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Earthquakes

My Way News - Study: 99 percent probability of Los Angeles-area quake
My Way News reports: "There is a 99.9 percent chance of a magnitude-5 or greater earthquake striking within three years in the greater Los Angeles area, where a similar sized temblor caused more than $12 million in damage last year, according to a study by NASA and university researchers."

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Doomed Damascus - King of the North

My Way News - Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end Syria crisis
My Way News reports: "Bashar Assad's surprise meeting with Vladimir Putin could signal that Russia ultimately seeks a political settlement after weeks of heavy airstrikes in Syria. But the terms of such an arrangement are uncertain, and questions remain about whether Moscow will seek the departure of its longtime ally or try for a power-sharing agreement."

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Nations in Distress

My Way News - 'Let us go!' Migrants ford icy river, burn tents in Slovenia
My Way News reports: "While the government said it was still investigating the cause, police at the scene told The Associated Press that migrants had set a stack of UNHCR-supplied blankets deliberately on fire to protest conditions in the camp on the outskirts of Brezice. [...] Many migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa expressed bewilderment and disappointment because they had been told as they began their journeys in Turkey that the hard part would end once they reached EU countries like Croatia and Slovenia. Many had expected other countries to permit them free passage to wealthier western countries, particularly Germany, that they hope to make home."

Comment: It's a shame they don't have a spirit of gratitude when imposing on the hospitality of other countries. They should be thankful for whatever is offered.  How does one explain this bizarre sense of entitlement as if they have a right to live in Germany? I'm still waiting on an explanation as to why the wealthy Gulf states are not taking them in. One would think they would naturally gravitate to countries with whom they share kinship and sectarian ties. The fact that they are not doing so lends credence to some of the more outlandish conspiracy theories. There does seem to be an agenda at work.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Covenant With Many - Jerusalem Security - Temple Mount

My Way News - Mediators face uphill battle in Israeli-Palestinian morass
My Way News reports: "The United States and Jordan could prove especially important in determining whether the bloodshed will subside. The U.S. may be called upon to push for new talks, and the Jordanians can calm the atmosphere by negotiating with both sides about the Jerusalem holy sites over which they are the recognized custodians."

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Pestilence

My Way News - Indian capital struggles to control dengue fever outbreak
My Way News reports: "Such efforts to stop mosquitoes from spreading dengue fever in New Delhi have failed to keep the city from its biggest outbreak in almost two decades: more than 10,190 registered cases, including 32 deaths. Experts say it didn't need to be this way, and blame health officials for being slow on both prevention work and medical response."

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Temple Mount - Covenant With Many

My Way News - Kerry: Foreign presence not needed at Jerusalem holy site
My Way News reports: "U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that a proposed international presence at the Jerusalem holy site at the center of escalating Israeli, Palestinian tension and violence is not needed. Instead, he said what is needed is clarity over pledges by Israel to maintain the status quo at the hilltop compound revered by Jews as the Temple Mount and home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third-holiest shrine and a key national symbol for the Palestinians. [...] France has proposed action at the United Nations that could see an international presence to ensure the status quo at the site, where Jews are allowed to visit but not to pray."

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Jerusalem Security - Rumors of War

My Way News - IS calls for stepped up attacks against Israelis
My Way News reports: "The Islamic State group has launched an unprecedented media campaign calling on Palestinians to step up attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians, taking advantage of a wave of violence between the two sides to deliver rare incitement against Israel. In a video posted Monday, the group urged Palestinians to carry out attacks using every means at their disposal, including knives, vehicles, poison and explosives."

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Rumors of War - Kings of the East

My Way News - Chinese general dismisses South China Sea concerns
My Way News reports: "Concerns have been growing over the rapid appearance of islands created by piling sand atop reefs and atolls controlled by China, which is now adding, harbors, air strips and large buildings. The U.S. and others have called on Beijing to halt those projects, saying they are destabilizing an increasingly militarized region. [...] Unnamed Pentagon officials said last week that the U.S. Navy may soon receive approval to sail a ship inside the 12-nautical mile (21-kilometer) territorial limit surrounding China's man-made islands, reported the Navy Times, which is closely affiliated with the U.S. Navy. ASEAN member Philippines on Wednesday gave strong backing for such a move."

My Way News - India, US and Japan hold naval exercises under China's gaze
My Way News reports: "Naval warships, aircraft carriers and submarines from the U.S., India and Japan steamed into the Bay of Bengal on Saturday as they took part in joint military exercises off India's east coast, signaling the growing strategic ties among the three countries as they face up to a rising China. [...] The U.S. has deployed the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, a missile cruiser and a nuclear-powered submarine for the annual exercises, which end Monday."

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Jerusalem Security - Covenant With Many - Temple Mount

My Way News - Israel: 4 Palestinian attackers shot dead in latest violence
My Way News reports: "Palestinian assailants carried out five stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, authorities said, as a month-long outburst of violence showed no signs of abating. The unrest came despite new security measures that have placed troops and checkpoints around Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem. At least four assailants were killed. [...] Israel has taken unprecedented steps in response to the attacks. It has deployed soldiers in Israeli cities and erected concrete barriers outside some Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem, where most of the attackers came from. Ordinary citizens have also increasingly taken up arms to protect themselves."

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Rumors of War - Kings of the East

My Way News - China hosts ASEAN meeting amid South China Sea tensions
My Way News reports: "China hosted Southeast Asian defense ministers on Friday in an effort to burnish its reputation in a region wary of its territorial ambitions, while expectations grow that the U.S. might directly challenge Chinese claims in the South China Sea. [...] With the world's second-largest defense budget, China's military — especially its navy — is gathering formidable capabilities. It will soon deploy its first aircraft carrier and is rapidly adding advanced destroyers, missile cruisers and nuclear submarines. A massive military parade in Beijing last month showcased new missiles permitting China to hit targets — including U.S. Navy ships and bases — throughout the region."

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Pestilence

My Way News - UN: 2 new Ebola cases in Guinea show virus still spreading
My Way News reports: "The World Health Organization says there were two new cases of Ebola in Guinea this week, ending two consecutive weeks in West Africa when no cases of the devastating disease were reported."

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Jerusalem Security - Covenant With Many - Temple Mount

My Way News - 4 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in unrest, stabbing
My Way News reports: "Stone-throwing protests erupted across the West Bank and Gaza on Friday, and assailants firebombed a site revered by Jews as the tomb of biblical Joseph on a 'day of rage' against Israel. Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, including a laborer disguised as a journalist who stabbed an Israeli soldier."

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pestilence

My Way News - Ailing Ebola nurse in UK may be rare case of relapse
My Way News reports: "The World Health Organization says it's possible in rare instances for patients who survived Ebola to develop the lethal disease again, when the virus lingering in the body starts to replicate at high levels. [...] To date, Ebola has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa and left some 17,000 survivors in the region, many of whom have poor access to health care."

My Way News - Study: Ebola in male survivors can survive up to 9 months
My Way News reports: "Doctors have found that Ebola can linger in some male survivors for up to nine months but aren't sure if that means they might still be infectious, according to new research. In a study of 93 men in Sierra Leone, scientists found the Ebola virus in semen samples from about half of them. The risk seemed to decline over time. "

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Wars

My Way News - Obama extends US military mission in Afghanistan into 2017
My Way News reports: "Military commanders have argued for months that Afghans needed additional assistance and support from the U.S. to beat back a resurgent Taliban and keep the Islamic State from using the country as a haven. The president had originally planned to withdraw all but a small embassy-based force from Afghanistan in late 2016, shortly before leaving office. Under the new $15 billion-a-year plan, the U.S. will maintain its current force of 9,800 through most of 2016, then begin drawing down to 5,500 late in the year or in early 2017."

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Kings of the East - Persial - Gog Alliance

Chinese admiral visits Iran, wants closer defense cooperation | Reuters
Reuters reports: "China and Iran have close diplomatic, economic, trade and energy ties, and China has been active in pushing both the United States and Iran to reach agreement on Iran's controversial nuclear program. [...] Last year, for the first time ever, two Chinese warships docked at Iran's Bandar Abbas port to take part in a joint naval exercises in the Gulf and an Iranian admiral was given tours of a Chinese submarine and warships. Iran and Russia have both provided support for President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war. China, however, remains a low key diplomatic player in the Middle East despite its dependence on the region's oil."

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Peace and Security of Jerusalem - Covenant with Many - Temple Mount

My Way News - As attacks continue, Israeli army begins deploying troops
My Way News reports: "Hundreds of soldiers fanned out in cities across Israel on Wednesday and authorities erected concrete barriers outside some Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem in a stepped up effort to counter a monthlong wave of Palestinian violence that has seen near daily attacks. Despite the escalated security, two assaults were reported Wednesday — the stabbing of a 70-year-old Israeli woman outside a crowded Jerusalem bus station and the attempted knifing of police officers outside the Old City. [...] The White House and State Department said Wednesday that Secretary of State John Kerry plans to visit the region soon to try to encourage calm, but released no details."

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Peace and Security of Jerusalem - Covenant with Many - Temple Mount

My Way News - Israeli leader vows 'aggressive steps' to halt fighting
My Way News reports: "Israel's prime minister on Tuesday said he would take a series of 'aggressive steps' to halt a wave of violence in Israeli cities after two attacks in Jerusalem left three Israelis dead. Three Palestinians, including two attackers, were also killed. [...] The violence erupted last month over the Jewish New Year, fueled by rumors that Israel was plotting to take over Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site. While Israel says the rumors are unfounded, clashes have quickly spread across Israel and into the West Bank and Gaza Strip."

My Way News - Jerusalem hospital copes with treating victims and attackers
My Way News reports: "The Hadassah Medical Center prides itself on checking politics at the door and treating Palestinian attackers and Jewish victims alike. But the tensions on the street are increasingly seeping through the hospital's sterile walls, with family members clashing in the hallways and causing the wounded even more trauma. "

My Way News - The Latest: US condemns Palestinian attacks against Israelis
My Way News reports: "The Obama administration has issued a strong condemnation of Palestinian incitement and assaults against Israeli civilians and soldiers after a particular bloody day of violence. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday 'the U.S. condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks, the recent terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians which resulted in the murder of three Israelis and left numerous others wounded.' He said the U.S. stresses the 'importance of condemning violence and combating incitement.'"

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Peace and Security of Jerusalem - Covenant with Many - Temple Mount

My Way News - Netanyahu accuses Arabs of incitement in wave of stabbings
My Way News reports: "Palestinians carried out three stabbings Monday in Jerusalem, leaving a teenage Israeli boy in critical condition, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu angrily accused the country's Arab leaders of helping incite weeks of violence. [...] In a new setback for efforts to restore calm, the Quartet of Mideast mediators — the U.S., the U.N., the European Union and Russia - postponed a trip to the region."

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King of the North - Doomed Damascus - War

My Way News - Amid Russian airstrikes, a Putin craze takes hold in Mideast:
My Way News reports: "The Russian leader is winning accolades from many in Iraq and Syria, who see Russian airstrikes in Syria as a turning point after more than a year of largely ineffectual efforts by the U.S.-led coalition to dislodge the Islamic State militants who have occupied significant parts of the two countries. The reactions underscore that while the West may criticize Putin for supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, there is some relief in the region at the emergence of a player with a coherent — if controversial — strategy. [...] Iraq's prime minister said last month that his government also entered a joint intelligence sharing agreement with Russia, Iran and Syria, opening an operations center in the heart of Baghdad."

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Peace and Security of Jerusalem - Covenant with Many - Temple Mount

My Way News - Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks
My Way News reports: "Palestinians carried out two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead by police, while another two Palestinians were killed during a violent demonstration near the Gaza border fence, as a weeklong bout of violence showed no signs of slowing. Jerusalem has seen a wave of stabbing attacks linked to tensions over a sensitive holy site in the Old City that is sacred to Jews and Muslims. In recent days the attacks by Palestinian assailants have spread to the rest of Israel, while violent protests have erupted in the West Bank and along the Gaza border, where seven Palestinians were killed on Friday."

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Friday, October 09, 2015

War - Doomed Damscus - King of the North

My Way News - IS advances near Syria's Aleppo despite Russian strikes
My Way News reports: "Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a major increase in Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremists. [...] It comes amid a wave of intense Russian airstrikes that have targeted insurgents fighting to topple President Bashar Assad, and a ground offensive by the Syrian army in the country's central region."

My Way News - US abandons Pentagon's failed rebel-building effort in Syria
My Way News reports: "The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups, officials said Friday."

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Peace and Security of Jerusalem - Temple Mount - Covenant with Many

My Way News - Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks
My Way News reports: "Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly border clashes with Palestinian protesters, as Israeli security forces struggled to contain a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers. [...] Recent days have seen a series of attacks by young Palestinians wielding household items like kitchen knives, screwdrivers and even a vegetable peeler. The youths had no known links to armed groups who have targeted Israeli soldiers and civilians at random, complicating security efforts. [...] The latest unrest began about three weeks ago, when Palestinians repeatedly barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City [the Temple Mount, Ed.], hurling stones, firebombs and fireworks at police."

My Way News - The Latest: US condemns rash of Palestinian attacks
My Way News reports: "The Obama administration has condemned the ongoing rash of Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers and appealed for calm on all sides. In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby referred to the Palestinian attacks on Israelis as 'acts of terror.'"

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Knowledge Increases

My Way News - Gene editing: Research spurs debate over promise vs. ethics
My Way News reports: "The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle-cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder. It may sound like science fiction, but research into genome editing is booming. [...] Does the promise warrant experimenting with human embryos? Researchers in China already have, and they're poised to in Britain."

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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Nations in Distress - Final Kingdom

My Way News - EU agrees to speed migrant deportation, buttress borders
My Way News reports: "The European Union on Thursday took measures to buttress its porous external borders and toughen up its migrant return program in an attempt to build a credible refugee policy that would continue to embrace those fleeing for their lives yet punish those seeking economic gain. Facing their toughest refugee emergency since World War II, the 28 EU nations committed to speed up and intensify the deportation of people who do not qualify for asylum, including more special flights out and detention for those who might slip into illegal residence."

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Peace and Security of Jerusalem - Covenant with Many - Temple Mount

My Way News - Israeli leader calls for calm amid spiraling attacks
My Way News reports: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to calm Israelis Thursday as a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks spread deeper into Israel and clashes erupted across the West Bank, vowing to combat the growing violence without alienating international allies. Netanyahu has come under fire from hard-liners within his own governing coalition as well as opposition lawmakers for not putting an end to the surging violence, which erupted weeks ago over tensions surrounding a Jerusalem site revered by Muslims and Jews."

My Way News - The Latest: Palestinians meet UN official to protest attacks
My Way News reports: "The Palestinian United Nations ambassador says representatives of several major U.N. groups met a senior U.N. official to convey their 'outrage' at recent Israeli attacks against Palestinians."

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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."

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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.com
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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War

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."

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