Crucial world events
are like a rushing torrent - rushing on and on to the climax of the age!
Well, these are a few of the events that are currently feeding prophetic
* The Greek
Economic Bailout has brought up serious implications for the Euro, the
European Union, and the world economy.
* The United
States is in Crisis. Can it be saved?
* The Syrian
Uprising. Assad’s brutal crackdown on protestors has led to a major
* The Turkish PM
has censored Bashar Assad. Erdogan’s involvement with the Syrian
refugees crisis, could lead to conflict between them.
* Lebanon’s New
Radical government. And the tribunal investigating the assassination of
Rafik Hariri has indicted four major Hizb’ollah leaders, and implicates
Syrian President Bashar Assad.
* There’s an
imminent danger of Hizb’ollah starting a major conflict with Israel, to
divert attention from the current Syria and Lebanon crises.
* While Fatah and
Hamas attempt to forge a Unity Government, the Palestinian Authority
vows to seek UN recognition of a Palestinian state in September.
irrational drive to impose a “carbon tax.” The real danger is the Coming
Global Cataclysm - the Great Tribulation.
getting lower every day my friends! The Lord is coming! Let’s look
up! Shalom! - DS
THE GREECE ECONOMIC CRISIS
JUNE 2011. Greece is
a nation in crisis. Last year (May 2010), Greece was bailed out
by an EU/IMF 110 billion euro rescue package. In May this year, it
emerged that Greece will not be able to meet the terms of last year’s
In early June, the
German Finance Minister said he believes Greek bankruptcy is imminent.
“We are standing before the real risk of the first full-blown bankruptcy
inside the eurozone.”
Greece has found
itself at the centre of a storm threatening financial markets, the unity
of Europe’s 17-nation currency area, and even the viability of the EU.
And the US has warned of a potential threat to world economic recovery.
needed a remaining 12 billion euro payment from last year’s bailout by
mid-July, to avert a devastating default. But European leaders insisted
that first Greece needed national unity and financial reforms. In order
to unlock the funds, Greece needed to impose more unpopular austerity
measures on an increasingly restive public.
A major problem for
the PM, George Papandreou, is how to quell the protests and riots that
have been going on in the streets of Greece over the past year, against
the austerity measures which the public bitterly despise.
During these critical
days, in a general strike, hundreds of thousands of workers walked off
the job ahead of a key vote in parliament. This brought power cuts, and
ground transport to a halt. The parliament was surrounded and
demonstrations turned violent as protestors threw stones at riot police,
and the authorities responded with tear gas.
DOUBTS, FEARS AND PRESSURES
Britain opposed more
EU support for Greece, as investors were not convinced of
of Athens to sustain its 40bn euro debt load.
called on all political parties in Greece to support the program’s main
objectives and key policy measures to ensure a rigorous and expeditious
implementation. “Given the length, magnitude and nature of required
is a prerequisite for
success,” they said.
The economy chiefs
said that the sum of 12 billion euros will be disbursed mid-July -
pending the latest EU-IMF-ECB assessment of the country’s compliance
with already agreed austerity and structural adjustments and “the
passing of key laws on the fiscal strategy and privatisation by the
CONDITIONAL NEW BAILOUT APPROVED
JUNE 23/11. Greek
Prime Minister George Papandreou says he’s negotiating a new bailout
worth about 110 billion euros ($A150 billion), as Europe enters a
crucial 10-day period in the euro crisis.
EU leaders agreed to
a fresh bailout of Greece so long as it achieves “national unity,” and
London-based think tank, Open Europe, claimed a fresh bail-out,
expected to be around 120 billion euro, (£106 bn), will almost triple
taxpayers’ existing exposure to Greek debt. “Despite a second Greek
bail-out being EU leaders’ preferred option, it is only likely to
increase the economic and political cost of the eurozone crisis,” said
Open Europe in a report.
ATHENS WINS CONFIDENCE VOTE,
AMID POLITICAL INSTABILITY
JUNE 22. Papandreou
reshuffled the Greek government and won a vote of confidence by the
country’s parliament in an attempt to show national unity strength days
before a possible national default.
NEW AUSTERITY PACKAGE OR NO CASH!
depends on the Greek parliament adopting a
to 28 billion euros, as well as 50 billion euros in public asset sales.
austerity plan passeD
JUNE 29. The
austerity measures were finally approved despite worsening violence on
the streets. The vote secured international funds and prevented the euro
zone’s first sovereign default. But
it failed to resolve deeper questions about
the country’s ability to pay back its debts.
THE EURO AND THE E U CRISIS
GREEK CRISIS COULD SPIRAL GLOBALLY
JUNE 21/11. Greece’s
debt problems could spiral into a world banking crisis. The IMF, which
has contributed to the bailouts of Greece, Portugal and Ireland, urged
the 17 eurozone countries to take “decisive action” and turn themselves
into a “full integrated” monetary union - to prevent the debt crisis
spilling around the world.
UK TREASURY PONDERING DEATH OF THE EURO
JUNE 20/11. The UK’s
treasury minister, Mark Hoban, has admitted that London is preparing for
a potential break-up of the eurozone. The minister made the
controversial comments while under fire from Conservative Party MPs and
opposition Labour Party members in Westminster about the implications
for the British economy if Greece goes bust.
The most virulent
prediction of the euro’s demise came from Labour MP Jack Straw, a former
foreign minister, who said: “Instead of sheltering behind complacent
language and weasel words that we should not speculate, the government
should recognise that this eurozone cannot last ... Since the euro in
its current form is going to collapse, is it not better that that
happens quickly rather than it dying a slow death?”
On Greece itself,
Conservative and Labour MPs were united in their belief that
bail-out under discussion in Brussels will fail.
John Redwood, a
member of the Conservative Party’s policy group on economic
competitiveness, said: “Greece went bankrupt more than a year ago, but
the ministers of certain countries cannot believe it, and are wasting
taxpayers’ money on trying to pretend that it has not happened.”
Labour MP Denis
MacShane voiced concern about “a new flood of Greek economic migrants
coming into Britain.”
Hoban added that if
Greece goes bust, British banks will lose $4 billion (2.8 billion euros)
in terms of sovereign bonds, French banks $16 billion and German banks
“EU MUST MAKE QUANTUM LEAP”
Anatole Kaletsky, in
The Time comments: “Having lifted a large part of the Greek debt
burden, Europe can hardly deny equal treatment to Ireland and Portugal,
which are far less culpable for their financial plight.
In the end, the
credit-worthy euro members will have to accept collective responsibility
for about 500 billion euros of Greek, Irish and Portuguese debts if they
want to ensure the single currency’s survival.
it will be impossible to transfer this debt from national to
pan-European taxpayers without some big institutional changes.
The president of the
European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, said in June, the EU will
have to create a
fulfilling the key functions of a
European finance ministry
to manage and guarantee public debts on behalf of all the eurozone
nations, and to exercise a power of veto over tax, spending and social
policies in all the eurozone states.
At present this is
unacceptable to public opinion both in solvent countries such as
Germany, and bankrupt ones such as Greece.
continuous threat of crisis is the necessary condition for even
temporary financial stability in Europe. As for the “quantum leap” to
that Trichet has rightly identified as the key to the crisis, the
logical requirement for this to happen is that the crisis must get even
politicians genuinely want to save the euro, they must make the quantum
leap to a fiscal federation - and do it soon.”
One big step towards
that quantum leap has been taken:
EU ESTABLISHES A 500 BILLION EURO
PERMANENT BAIL-OUT FUND
JUNE 21/11. EU
finance ministers have put the finishing touches on the eurozone’s
massive permanent bail-out fund, giving it an effective lending capacity
of 500 billion euros. - euobserver.com
STOP ‘UNPRODUCTIVE DEBATE’ AND INTEGRATE ‘NOW’
JUNE 20/11. The
International Monetary Fund has bluntly warned the EU it must put an end
to its “unproductive debate” over debt restructuring. And in an
unprecedented outside intervention in the construction of the European
Union, the IMF told the bloc it must integrate faster and more deeply in
order to stop a
attempts” have been made by the eurozone to address the crisis, “failure
to undertake decisive action could rapidly spread the tensions to the
core of the euro area and result in large global spillovers,” read a
report of the Fund’s review mission investigating the effectiveness of
Saying “Europe is at
a crossroads,” the IMF’s acting director, John Lipsky, in Luxembourg for
a meeting with EU finance ministers, declared: “The euro area needs to
governance and may need to be more intrusive in terms of national
A report warned that all the euro area’s efforts so far are not enough
to prevent “global spillovers,” and that EU intervention in national
economies is necessary. – EUOBSERVER
TONY BLAIR: “EU SHOULD HAVE A DIRECTLY ELECTED LEADER,
AND BECOME A EUROPEAN SUPERSTATE”
JUNE 9/11. A recent
interview of former British PM, Tony Blair, shows that the
Eurofederalists’ delusions of grandeur are firmly alive and remain a
huge threat not only to British national sovereignty but also to the
future of the transatlantic alliance.
Blair remains wedded
to the idea that Britain must be at the heart of a federal Europe, and
believes that London should be at the forefront of driving the process
further European integration.
In his interview with
The Times, the former PM called for
president of the EU,
selected by an
electorate of nearly 400 million people, which “would give the EU clear
leadership and enormous authority on the world stage.” It is essential
for Europe to have “strong, collective leadership and direction.” This
is necessary, Blair believes, because “we won’t have the weight and
influence a country like Britain needs, unless we’re part of that
European power as well.”
grand scheme is all about “power, not peace,” with a muscular Brussels
supposedly taking on the rising ‘superpower’ in Beijing: “In a world in
which China is going to become the dominant power of the 21st century,
it is sensible for Europe to combine together, to use its collective
weight in order to achieve influence. And the rationale for Europe today
therefore is about power, not peace.”
In all but name,
Blair is urging the creation of a
a rival power to both the US and China, one where national sovereignty
is pooled in several key areas, including defence and foreign policy,
immigration and organised crime, tax policy and energy. The foundations
for much of this have already been laid by the
Treaty of Lisbon,
but Blair’s vision takes the European project considerably further,
especially in the area of tax harmonisation and defence.
Blair himself admits
that there is little chance of his idea of an elected president being
embraced at home at this moment (a position that he no doubt wishes to
fill himself), but insists that this is the path that Britain and Europe
must ultimately take.
Tony Blair’s vision
for a European superstate is a nightmare for anyone who cares about
Britain’s future as a free country governed by its own elected
representatives. - http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/
“The Prince of Rome”
is undoubtedly behind the scenes right now. The day is drawing near when
“...the lawless one (Antichrist) will be revealed
whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end
by the glory of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord
with the activity of Satan, with great power and with all kinds of signs
and counterfeit miracles, and with all the deception of wickedness among
those who are perishing, because they would not receive the love of the
truth which could have saved them.” (2 Thessalonians 2:8-10)
THE UNITED STATES IN CRISIS
“THE U.S. IS IN WORSE SHAPE FINANCIALLY THAN
When adding in all of
the money owed to cover future liabilities in entitlement programs, the
US is actually in worse financial shape than Greece and other debt-laden
European countries, Pimco’s Bill Gross told CNBC.
U.S. IS NEARING WORSE FINANCIAL CRISIS
JUNE 2011. Jim
Rogers, chief executive of Rogers Holdings, warned: “The US is
approaching a financial crisis worse than 2008. The debts in this
country are skyrocketing,” he said. “In the last three years the
government has spent staggering amounts of money, and the Federal
Reserve is taking on staggering amounts of debt.
“When the problems
arise next time…what are they going to do? They can’t quadruple the debt
again. They cannot print that much more money. It’s going to be worse
the next time around.”
The US govt is at
risk of defaulting on its debt for the first time – with potentially
catastrophic consequences – unless agreement is reached before an August
2 deadline to legislate an increase in the debt ceiling.
resisting an increase of debt, but want the government to make deep
federal budget spending cuts, as high as $US4 trillion over the next ten
Rogers believes the
government won’t shut down in August if agreement isn’t reached on
raising the debt ceiling, but he did say “draconian cuts” are needed in
taxes and spending, especially military spending.
troops in 150
around the world. They’re not doing us any good, they’re making enemies.
And they’re costing us a fortune,” he said.
“The US is the
debtor nation in the history of the world,”
he said. “The debts are going through the roof. Would you keep lending
money to somebody who is spending money and doing nothing about it?”
He called Federal
a “disaster” who has “never been right about anything” since he’s been
in Washington. The only thing he knows is to
He predicted that
after the Fed ends its QE2 (“rescue plan”), this month, it may
come back under another name. “They will bring it back because Bernanke
will be terrified and Washington will be terrified. “There’s an election
coming in November 2012. So Washington will print more money.” -
THE LORD GOD SAYS:
“Come now, you rich, weep and wail because of the
miseries that are coming upon you. Your wealth has become rotten,
and your garments are moth-eaten.
“Your gold and silver have corroded, and their
corrosion will testify against you and will consume your flesh like
fire. You have hoarded wealth in the Last Days!
“You have lived on the earth in luxury and
self-indulgence; you have fattened yourselves in the day of
slaughter.” (James 5:1-3, 5)
FEARS OF DEPRESSION RISE
JUNE 8/11. President
Obama’s overall approval rating has dropped below 50% as a growing
number of Americans worry that the US is likely to slip into another
within the next 12
months, according to a new national poll.
Research Corporation poll also indicates that the economy overall
remains issue number one to voters, with other economic issues -
unemployment, gas prices and the federal deficit.
“The poll reminded
respondents that during the Depression in the 1930s, roughly one in four
workers were unemployed, banks failed, and millions of Americans were
homeless or unable to feed their families. And even with that reminder,
nearly half said that another depression was likely in the next 12
months. That’s not just economic pessimism - that’s economic fatalism.”
GOVERNOR CALLS OTHERS TO JOIN IN PRAYER EVENT
“If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain, or if
I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among
My people, and My people who are
called by My Name humble themselves
and pray, and
seek My face and
turn from their wicked ways, then
I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin
and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:13-14)
Texas Governor Rick
Perry, saying, “there is hope for America, and we will find it on our
knees,” has invited other governors and many other national and
Christian political leaders to join him in a “solemn gathering of prayer
and fasting” in August in Houston.
Perry said recently
he is considering a run for the Republican nomination to contest the
presidency in 2012 against Barack Obama.
“I sincerely hope
you’ll join me in Houston on August 6th, and take your place in Reliant
Stadium with praying people asking for God’s forgiveness, wisdom and
provision,” Perry wrote in materials promoting the event, called
Response, a Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis.”
A message on the
event’s website says it is in response to an
and calls it “a
non-denominational, apolitical Christian prayer meeting,” with the goal
“to rise up and make a sound that will be heard in heaven.”
“Right now, America
is in crisis,” Perry says. “We have been besieged by financial debt,
terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. As a nation, we must
come together, and call upon Jesus to guide us.” -
Reuters / 5 June 2011
THE SYRIAN UPRISING
in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain, for three months Syrians have been
protesting President Bashar Assad’s dictatorship throughout the whole
country, especially on Fridays after prayers in the mosques.
Assad’s response has
been to promise reform, and simultaneously, to brutally crush the
opposition – even firing from helicopters on protestors. By the end of
June his forces had killed at least 1500. Thousands have been wounded
and many thrown into prisons and tortured.
HELPING SYRIA TO CRUSH ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS
Secretary William Hague accused Iran of helping Syria quell the
anti-government protests, providing “equipment” and logistical
support on how to crush the opposition, the Daily Telegraph
reported. Hague criticized Iran’s “hypocrisy in world affairs.”
In early June
elements of the Syrian opposition attacked government troops …
120 TROOPS AND OFFICERS KILLED
Syrian State TV announced that “terrorist gangs” had killed at least 120
troops and security officers, most of them in the embattled northern
town of Jisr al-Shughour.
President Assad sent tanks and attack helicopters, armed with heavy
machine guns, to strike rebel positions. In Jisr al-Shughour near the
Turkish border, tanks blasted residential areas. Heavy fighting also
raged in Idlib, and Maarat al-Numaan. In these places, the Syrian army
encountered the guns of a
alongside a group of defecting soldiers, according to our military
THOUSANDS FLEE FROM MASSACRE
As the al-Assad’s
regime massacred many in these towns in retaliation, tens of thousands
of Syrians fled their country in search of refuge in Turkey and
Lebanon. Turkey permitted the refugees to enter, and set up tent camps
Contrary to media
reports that say up to 10,000 Syrian refugees had crossed into Turkey
for shelter and a few thousand who took to the hills inside Syria,
debkafile’s military sources report that the real figure is nearer
250,000. - www.debka.com
ERDOGAN CENSORS ASSAD
The Turkish PM, Recep
Erdogan, has strongly condemned Assad’s brutality against his people,
and called the crackdown on Syrian civilians, barbaric. Erdogan is
reported to be considering sending Turkish troops into North Syria to
establish a buffer zone between Syria and Turkey, to give respite to the
thousands of refugees.
AID TO REFUGEES
JUNE 19. Turkey began
ferrying food, clean water and medical supplies to the starving and
traumatized people hiding in the hills of northern Syria - many of whom
had lost family members and all their belongings and property, their
homes, businesses and crops that have been destroyed and confiscated in
such towns as Jisr al-Shugour. Turkish helicopters dropped supplies to
people hiding in inaccessible places.
Assad has not been
deterred by Turkey’s efforts, but he has sternly warned that aid to the
refugees and displaced persons on Syrian soil would be deemed as foreign
military action, and will draw an appropriate response.
Assad is quite
barefacedly showing he is not scared of a showdown with Washington or
Ankara. He estimates that in the final reckoning, neither will venture
military action against his regime and army.
Even the US
president’s condemnation of the regime’s “outrageous” use of violence
against the protesters, saying it must “end now,” told the Syrian ruler
he still has time to play with. Obama still held back from naming Bashar
Assad as responsible for the violence, or calling on him to step down.
SYRIAN SOLDIERS ATTEMPT TO DRIVE
REFUGEES BACK TO GHOST TOWNS
JUNE 21/11. The
Syrian army went into action, the day after Assad’s speech. They
attempted to drive back to their homes, the nearly quarter of a million
civilians who, to escape military persecution, had fled from towns and
villages near the Turkish border.
This appeared to be
Assad’s answer to the phone conversation between President Obama and the
Turkish PM, after which a senior Turkish official gave the Syrian
President less than a week to make good on his promised reforms, and end
the violence against his populations.
US & NATO
SHIPS NEAR SYRIAN COAST
The US and NATO
continue to pile up military assets in the Mediterranean and Turkey. The
USS George H.W. Bush carrier, cruising in the Mediterranean
opposite Syrian shores, has been joined by the USS Truxtun
missile destroyer and the USS Barry guided missile destroyer
which sailed out of the Italian port of Gaeta on June 17.
Also that same day,
Turkey assumed command of the Standing NATO Maritime Group-2 Response
Force in the Mediterranean. - www.debka.com
FRANCE PREDICTS SYRIAN LEADER WILL BE NEXT TO FALL
French foreign minister, Alain Juppe, has predicted Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad will be the next to fall in the “Arab Spring,” even as
the EU pinned its hopes on Turkey helping to stop violence.
Speaking to the press after an EU foreign ministers’ meeting in
Luxembourg, Juppe said: “Some people think there is still time for him
to change and to engage in a reform process ... As for me, I doubt it. I
think the point of no return has been reached. In any case, today’s
Assad’s declaration doesn’t change anything.”
Juppe’s remark came
after Bashar Assad on TV promised to make reforms but also blamed unrest
on a “virus” which must be “eradicated” in language reminiscent of
Colonel Gadhafi’s pre-NATO air strike talk of opposition being
“cockroaches” and “rats.”
forces stand accused by rights groups of murdering 1,300 people,
including torture and mutilation of children.
WEST PREPARING FOR SYRIAN REGIME COLLAPSE
JUNE 22/11. Western
governments began to warn their nationals of an impending collapse in
Syria. The British Foreign Office urged its nationals to leave Syria
immediately while foreign carriers were still operating.
sources said Assad, despite significant help from Iran, has failed to
quell the revolt in Syria. They said the failure could bolster the
opposition and spark a mutiny among the non-Alawites in the military.
“Over the last two
weeks, Assad has used just about
all of his
force to stop the protests and has clearly failed,”
diplomat said. “The next step could be a slide into civil war that would
pit Alawites against Sunnis.” - www.worldtribune.com
NATO RULES OUT MILITARY INTERVENTION
JUNE 30/11. NATO head
Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said there is to be no military intervention
in Syria despite similar levels of government-sponsored violence as in
SYRIA’S ATTEMPT TO PENETRATE GOLAN
In May, mobs of
Syrian/Palestinians sought to penetrate Israel’s border on the Golan
Heights. Some succeeded. It has now come to light that the Syrian
regime paid poor farmers in the north, $1,000 to travel to the Israel
border at the Golan Heights, to challenge the IDF. And then another
$25,000 was paid to their families if they were killed, according to the
opposition Reform Party of Syria.
Even so, the Syrian
security machine failed to enlist the thousands of Palestinian and
Syrian volunteers they hoped would brave the Israeli troops manning the
Golan. – Arutz Sheva
Israel Warns Assad He Is on Death List If He Attacks
A Kuwaiti newspaper
reports that Israel has warned Syrian President Bashar Assad that he
will be targeted if he tries to start a war with Israel to take the
glare off his brutal suppression of the uprising in his country.
newspaper reported that the warning was sent through mediators in Turkey
following intelligence reports of exceptional movements of Syrian troops
and re-location of long-range missiles.
“It seems unrealistic
to think that Assad would attack Israel, since he knows that is one
thing the country’s western allies will not allow him to do.”
RADICAL NEW GOVERNMENT
JUNE 16/11. After
five months of political stagnation, Lebanon has a new government headed
by Najib Mikati, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Hizb’ollah.
Formed suddenly on June 13, the 30-minister lineup has awarded an
unprecedented number of portfolios – 18, including defense interior – to
Hizb’ollah loyalists and pro-Syrian politicians. Gone is the careful
sectarian balancing act which maintained a measure of equilibrium and
kept civil war in Lebanon at bay. The situation now is this ...
1. Lebanon’s first
pro-Syrian defence minister can bend the Lebanese army to the will of
Damascus and the pro-Iranian Hizb’ollah. The minister, Suleiman
Franjiyeh, belongs to the influential northern Lebanese Christian clan
whose private militia is traditionally funded by the Assad family in
2. Franjiyeh can
count on firm support from the new interior minister, Brig. Gen. Marwan
Charbel, one of his followers who will control all the national
intelligence and security services. Close cooperation between the two
promises Damascus and Hizb’ollah total grip on every aspect of security
- domestic and external. Pro-Western agencies in Lebanon are in for hard
General Charbel is
close to another Christian powerhouse with a role in government, Gen.
Michel Aoun, leader of the Free Patriotic Movement and Hizb’ollah’s
chief Christian ally.
minister was chosen to cement the disparate parts of government and push
the Christian President Gen. Michel Suleiman into a corner from which he
has no choice but to kowtow to an administration which is the tool of
Damascus and Hizb’ollah.
3. Aoun’s Christian
bloc was awarded eight ministerial portfolios, including the important
justice, energy minister and telecommunications.
telecommunications is in friendly hands.
4. Damascus and
Hizb’ollah have also attained command of Lebanon’s judicial and security
systems in time to anticipate the international court’s publication of
indictments for the 2005 assassination of the former Lebanese PM, Rafiq
According to tips
they have received, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon-STL plans to issue
indictments against Syrian military intelligence officials and members
of Hizb’ollah’s security and intelligence organizations at the end of
this month or in early July.
The new Lebanese
government is structured to outmaneuver the special tribunal by issuing
a statement invalidating its authority and refusing to obey its decrees.
5. The pro-Iranian
and pro-Syrian government installed now in Beirut is a major shot in the
arm for the radical Iranian-Syrian- Hizb’ollah alliance which has sagged
after the loss of one of its senior members, Turkey.
In the last three
months, Erdogan has established rapport with US President Barack Obama,
as a result of which Iran, Syria and Hizb’ollah decided to drop him. The
new Lebanese government makes it possible to replace Turkey by Lebanon,
the state, rather than Hizb’ollah, the movement, as a full-fledged
member of their alliance. -
HIZB’OLLAH LEADERS INDICTED FOR HARIRI ASSASSINATION
Four top Hizb’ollah
terrorists have been indicted by the Hague-based Special Tribunal for
Lebanon for the murder of former President Rafik al-Hariri. The
indictments were issued minutes after the conclusion of a meeting
between Lebanese officials and members of the Special Tribunal.
General, Sayyed Merza, whose office issued the indictments, said:
“Today, we witness together a distinctive historic moment in the
political, judicial, security and moral life of Lebanon.”
He called for a swift
arrest and trial, and urged the government to continue cooperating with
the tribunal, “and not to evade pursuing the accused and handing them
over to justice, which is a guarantee of democracy and stability.”
Hassan Nasrallah, declared that the four indicted men would
ASSAD ALSO IMPLICATED
JUNE 22/11. The
German judge who was in charge of an investigation into the murder of
Rafik Hariri, says Bashar Assad ordered the assassination as he feared
Hariri would overturn the Syrian regime.
HIZB’OLLAH PREPARING WAR AGAINST ISRAEL
TO PROTECT SYRIA’S ASSAD
is preparing for a possible war with Israel to relieve perceived Western
pressure to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, its guardian ally.
The radical Shi’ite
group is watching the unrest in neighboring Syria with alarm and is
determined to prevent the West from exploiting popular protests to bring
down Assad, say sources close to the movement.
pro-democracy movements that toppled Western-backed leaders in Tunisia
and Egypt, but it will not stand idly by as international pressure
mounts on Assad to yield to protesters.
It is committed to do
whatever it takes politically to help deflect what it sees as a foreign
campaign against Damascus, but it is also readying for a possible war
with Israel if Assad is weakened.
never intervene in Syria. This is an internal issue for President Bashar
to tackle. But when it sees the West gearing up to bring him down, it
will not just watch,” a Lebanese official told Reuters. “This is a
battle for existence for the group and it is time to return the favour
(of Syria’s support). It will do that by fending off some of the
the West is working to reshape the Middle East by replacing Assad with a
ruler friendly to Israel and hostile to itself.
Analysts rule out the
possibility of a full-scale regional war involving Syria, Iran and
Lebanon on one side against Israel backed by the United States. A war
pitting Hizb’ollah against Israel was more likely, they said.
In the meantime
Hizb’ollah, which has praised other Arab uprisings and enjoys strong
support among ordinary Arabs over its confrontations with Israel, has
seen its image tarnished because of its support for Assad. -
TURKEY AND ISRAEL EXCHANGE GOODWILL SIGNALS
JUNE 22/11. According
to various sources, Israel and Turkey are engaged in direct secret
talks, with American encouragement, in an attempt to restore normal
Netanyahu sent a
congratulatory message to Erdogan on his recent re-election. He was
quoted in the Turkish Zaman, a pro-Islamic newspaper that
supports the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Prime
Minister Erdogan, as saying:
“My government will
be happy to work with the new Turkish government on finding a resolution
to all outstanding issues between our countries, in the hope of
re-establishing our cooperation and renewing the spirit of friendship
which has characterized the relations between our peoples for many
A good sign of the
attempt to improve relations was the Turkish pullout from the
forthcoming Gaza flotilla.
A few theories
suggest themselves to explain why the Turkish government is in a more
benevolent mood. The elections in Turkey are over and the AKP has gotten
all the mileage it can from the anti-Israeli policy. Turkey has seen in
Libya and currently in Syria that a pro-Arab policy is not always a bed
of roses. In Libya, Turkey lost investments. Big numbers of Syrian
refugees fleeing the Assad regime have crossed over into Turkey. This
has caused Syria to raise the issue of what the major humanitarian
crisis really is – Gaza or Syria. – Arutz Sheva
THE ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT
Palestinians and the most radical Arab nations are convinced that Israel
is soon to be wiped out. The Jewish state is being surrounded by
hostile nations and military forces, that are seeking to force it back
to the indefensible 1949 borders and a divided Jerusalem.
Israel-Palestinian negotiations have been rendered virtually impossible
by Hamas’ participation in the Palestinian government, as Hamas is
it will not
THE PALESTINIAN U.N. INITIATIVE
Having failed to gain
its objectives, the Palestinian Authority is now preparing to seek
recognition of a Palestinian state based on the 1949 armistice lines,
the UN General Assembly in September.
nations are expected to support its unilateral independence.
The White House is
pressing Benjamin Netanyahu to publicly adopt President Obama’s view
that Israel’s pre-1967 border should be the basis for future peace
The Obama White House
appealed to Jewish leaders to accept that the “request” made to Israel
was part of an effort to head off Palestinian plans to declare an
independent state at the UN in September.
measure could be adopted by the UN General Assembly, but if it comes up
before the Security Council, President Obama will feel compelled to veto
- as supporting an anti-Israel resolution would threaten his own chances
of success in the upcoming 2012 presidential elections.
So in an effort to
head off a UN vote on Palestinian statehood, President Obama is
pressurizing Israel and the Palestinian Authority to begin talks – talks
which Obama hopes will be kept afloat well into 2012, and that this
“peace initiative” will give his re-election bid a boost.
Palestinians remained divided – Fatah against Hamas – a UN resolution
would be highly unlikely. Therefore the two sides, in spite of wide
differences, decided to “make up” and form a unity government. An
Egyptian-sponsored reconciliation agreement was signed in Cairo in early
May. Expected disagreements surfaced in June
FATAH-HAMAS GOVERNMENT DELAYED
JUNE 19/11. Talks
regarding forming a new Palestinian cabinet, scheduled for Cairo,
between PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads the Fatah movement, and
Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal, were postponed.
The talks have
reportedly stalled on the issue of who will be the Prime Minister to
head the transitional government.
Abbas has been
pushing for his current PM, Salam Fayyad, to continue in the role in the
interim government. Hamas, however, has rejected Fayyad, saying his
views are too “moderate.” Hamas’s preferred candidate for the post was
Jamal al-Khudari, a prominent businessman from the Gaza Strip.
A PA official claimed
that Hamas was sabotaging reconciliation at the behest of the Iranians.
But Hamas leaders say Abbas has succumbed to US-Israeli pressure (to
suspend financial aid to the Palestinians if the agreement is
implemented), and that he is backtracking on the Egyptian-sponsored
The PA, in response,
said that Iran, which supports Hamas financially, has instructed the
movement to pull out of the agreement with Fatah.
nothing but a tool in the hands of Iran,” a PA official said.
“There can be no agreement with a movement that serves the agenda of a
is a threat to Arab national security.”
between Fatah and Hamas seems to have ended very quickly,” remarked a
Fatah official in Ramallah. “The gap between the two parties remains
very wide on most issues.” - Jerusalem Post
But after both Abbas
and Mashaal separately visited Turkey ...
“NO TURNING BACK FROM UNITY EFFORTS”
After talks with
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mahmud Abbas vowed to press ahead with
efforts for a unity government. “We are continuing on the path of
reconciliation and there will be no turning back,” he said.
Turkey has sought to
mediate in efforts to reconcile Fatah and Hamas, and Erdogan offered
“all support” to secure Palestinian unity. He also promised to
“resolutely” support a Palestinian bid for membership in the United
government incorporating Hamas is a major hindrance to peace
negotiations, as Hamas refuses to recognise Israel, and Israel refuses
to talk with a government that includes a radical terrorist bloc.
HAMAS LEADER CALLS FOR PRAYER FOR AN END TO ISRAEL
MAY 16/11. Hamas’
Gaza PM Ismail Haniyeh spoke to Muslim worshipers, telling them to pray
for an end to Israel. “Palestinians mark the Nakba Day with great hope
of bringing to an end the Zionist project in Palestine,” Haniyeh told
10,000 people at Gaza City’s al-Omari mosque. - AP
PA WILL PURSUE STATEHOOD NO MATTER WHAT
President Abbas says
he prefers to return to negotiations with Israel rather than demand a
UN vote on recognizing a Palestinian state. His proviso remains: Israel
must negotiate from pre-1967 borders.
A PA envoy to the UN
says the PA will seek UN recognition for statehood in September even if
peace negotiations with Israel are under way.
JUNE 26/11. Mahmoud
Abbas, says that with no renewal of peace talks on the horizon, the
Palestinians would pursue their unilateral bid for recognition in
September. - UK Telegraph
ISRAEL has launched a
global diplomatic campaign to persuade countries to vote against
recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN General Assembly.
ASHTON’S MIDDLE EAST INITIATIVE
EU foreign affairs
chief, Catherine Ashton, has launched a bold initiative to avert a
potentially explosive dispute at the UN in September. She says the
Quartet - the EU, Russia, the UN and the US - should hold a high-level
meeting before the summer which spells out that Israel
back to its pre-1967 borders,
for security guarantees from the Palestinians.
The move is designed
to give “Palestine” an incentive to put aside its plans to seek full UN
recognition - a move which could split the EU into pro-Israeli and
pro-Palestinian camps, and damage EU-US relations.
QUARTET in last push to prevent ITS Palestinian U N bid
In a last-minute
effort to stop the Palestinians from seeking unilateral recognition at
the UN, the Quartet is planning to present a new international peace
plan based on Obama’s “1967” ideas, at a summit in Washington on July
The summit will be
taking place at a very critical time – only four days before the
appointed date that the Palestinians set to officially appeal to the
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and to send him Palestine’s
request for full membership at the UN.
IF PA DECLARES STATE”
Israeli FM, Avigdor
Lieberman told Catherine Ashton, a Unilateral Declaration of Statehood (UDS),
by the Palestinian Authority would nullify the 1993 Oslo Accords, which
stipulate a bilateral framework, and proscribe unilateral moves, and
that serve as the basis for economic, infrastructure, and security
cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
“A move like that (UDS)
will be a violation of all the agreements that were signed until today.
Israel will no longer be committed to the agreements signed with the
Palestinians in the past 18 years,” Lieberman said.
The nullification of
the Oslo Accords would, in all likelihood,
render a PA
and ultimately force Israel to assert jurisdiction in areas currently
administered by the PA.
MUSLIM STATES CALL ON HAMAS TO RECOGNIZE QUARTET TERMS
JUNE 20/11. The
Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) has called on Hamas to
accept the Quartet’s three conditions for recognizing the Islamist
movement – renunciation of violence, recognition of Israel and
acceptance of the agreements signed in the past by Israel and the PLO.
Speaker, MK Majallie Whbee, said that all of the countries attending the
meeting in Croatia, including Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and the
Palestinian Authority, voted in favor of the resolution. The assembly,
which has 23 member-states and aims to foster cooperation among
Mediterranean countries, also called for a return to Israeli-Palestinian
negotiations and an end to the conflict.
Earlier, in his
speech, Obama said, “We will continue to
Hamas accept the basic responsibilities of peace, including recognizing
Israel’s right to exist and rejecting violence and adhering to all
Now, in a sudden
reversal, the Obama Administration appears to be pressuring Israel to
sit down with people who won’t stick to past agreements and don’t
recognize Israel’s right to exist.
SENATORS CHALLENGE OBAMA ON ISRAEL
JUNE 15/11. In his
policy speech at the State Department on May 19, President Obama said,
“We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the
1967 (pre-6 day war) lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure
and recognized borders are established for both states.”
Several US senators
have decided to challenge Obama’s policy towards Israel by introducing a
resolution that opposes any Israeli withdrawal to the indefensible 1949
Jordan to oppose PA statehood bid
interests ‘could be in danger’ if the Palestinians’ General Assembly bid
succeeds. A senior Jordanian official says the Hashemite kingdom will
vote against a Palestinian statehood bid scheduled to be put before the
UN General Assembly in September. – www.ynetnews.com
What is quite clear,
is that all these developments are preparing the stage for the coming
World War with Jerusalem in the epicentre.
ARE A LOT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATIC DISASTERS HAPPENING, BUT THEY
ARE NOT MAN MADE!
AND FAR, FAR, GREATER THAN “CLIMATE CHANGE”
IS THE COMING, PROPHESIED,
TODAY many of our
nations are in the midst of a vitriolic battle over CO2 in the
atmosphere, which the “experts” say is going to bring global disaster
before the end of this century.
Green scientists and
green politicians, want their nations, and the world, to impose a
“carbon tax” on “carbon polluters.” They are talking about CO2 - carbon
dioxide - which is necessary for life, just as oxygen and nitrogen are.
Carbon Dioxide is one part carbon and two parts oxygen.
Is CO2 a pollutant?
CO2 is a natural gas, and it is essential to life, and therefore it
cannot be called pollution.
climate change theory believe this “science” is being used for a
socialist agenda, and that “carbon taxing” will help to bankrupt the
country. They maintain CO2 is
heating up the planet, and causing cyclones, floods, droughts and forest
I agree. And the
reason for the environmental disasters we see striking the world, I
will give below.
But firstly I would
like to ask all Green Prime Ministers a question: If you are genuinely
concerned about CO2 pollution in the atmosphere, why don’t you insist on
taxing the countries that have volcanos spewing out billions of tonnes
of ash cloud? Or better still, why don’t you make a serious attempt to
Isn’t it true that
man has not created all that pollution?
Reliable sources tell
us that the whole of humanity is responsible for only
DRIVE TO IMPOSE
A “CARBON TAX”
In Australia, the
Prime Minister and her Labour-Green coalition, in spite of intense
opposition, are going like a bull at a gate – a “do or bust”
determination to impose a carbon tax on the nation.
They seem to believe
to help save the planet from a horrible destruction.
On June 16, the
Labour/Green government announced it is to release a $12 million
advertisement to promote the case for Carbon Tax. Many are asking, Why
should taxpayers pay for such a measure which will tax our economy more,
and will barely cause a dent on global emissions?
government’s “YES CARBON TAX” campaign claims Australia is one of the
world’s greatest producers of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world. The
fact is Australia is one of the lowest!
As aged and respected
parliamentarian, Rev Fred Nile MLC, explains: “Australians only
contribute 1.5% of the total 3% of man-made CO2. That is a microscopic
amount, and certainly does not justify the $20 per tonne carbon tax
burden on all Australians.”
“The only impact the
carbon tax will have, is on the cost of living for struggling Australian
families,” Mr Nile said. - Carbon Tax Ripoff, Media Release, June
The fact of life is
that all humans and animals breathe out CO2 every minute of every day.
And CO2 is produced also by burning carbon.
Carbon is a naturally
occurring chemical compound found in all living things.
As part of the carbon
cycle known as photosynthesis, plants and trees absorb carbon dioxide,
sunlight, and water to produce carbohydrate energy for themselves, and
as a “waste”
And the world needs
Carbon dioxide is
also generated as a by-product of combustion, and is emitted from
volcanoes, hot springs, and geysers.
A ‘UNILATERAL ECONOMIC DISARMAMENT’
foreign editor of The Australian, on June 27/11, says: “The
Gillard government has gone to vast and expensive lengths to convince
the people of what is essentially a fiction:- that the rest of the world
is taking action on greenhouse gas emissions commensurate with that
which Australia would take if it introduced the
carbon tax in the world.”
administration, having abandoned “cap and trade,” has made a general
pledge to try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its 2007 level by
17%, by 2020.
Sheridan quotes Jim
Sensenbrenner, a US Republican congressman who is a key figure in the US
on climate change. Mr Sensenbrenner says the US “cap and trade” – the
US term for an emissions-trading scheme – was “dead in the US” … “any
kind of direct carbon tax is dead in the US.” Sensenbrenner believes
Obama’s target will neither be achieved nor approached.
Sheridan adds: “No
one believes that Obama’s 17% target will happen, unless the US is going
through such a
depression that emissions fall as a consequence of a collapsing
“Australia will be embracing ‘unilateral economic disarmament’ if it
adopts a carbon tax.” – www.theaustralian.com.au / June 30 /11
In fact, Australia
would be the only
in the world with a carbon tax.
If the Gillard
government rams the proposed “carbon tax” through parliament, it will
not solve the so-called “climate change,” nor lower the so-called
“global emissions.” What it will do is place Australia at a great
disadvantage against countries like Indonesia, Canada, Russia, Colombia,
India, USA and South Africa.
what the world’s
prime ministers, and the rest of them, the greens and non-greens alike,
should be greatly concerned about is the great disaster that the Bible
that will truly be a …
GLOBAL GEOPHYSICAL CATACLYSM
This is the real
danger! Forget about taxing; the wealth of the whole worth will not stem
this “Great, Great, Grand-daddy of all Disasters”!
All the present
experts’ dire predictions are dwarfed by what is actually going to
happen, and they may come very much sooner than they expect!
All the present
disasters – cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, fires, droughts,
pestilences and plagues are in fact, warnings - they’re simply a
foretaste of what is to come on the whole world.
THE BIBLE IS A “SURE WORD OF PROPHECY”
“And we have the prophetic word confirmed and made
very certain; and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light
shining in a dark place, until the Day dawns and the Morning Star rises
in your hearts.” (2 Peter 1:19)
The Scriptures give a
great deal of prophecy about the endtime global climax of the age, and
what causes it.
“For the creation was subjected to futility, not
willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, with the
anticipation that the creation itself also will be set free from its
slavery to corruption into the
glorious freedom of the children of God. For we know that
the whole creation groans and suffers the pains
of childbirth together until now.” (Romans 8:20-22)
The environment is
hostile because it was subjected to
That corruption began with the entry of sin into the world at the Garden
of Eden, through Satan’s temptation and seduction of Eve and Adam.
“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one
man, and death through sin, so death spread to all men, because all
sinned.” (Romans 5:12)
rebellion against God,
the Ruler of the Universe,
is the reason
why the globe has become so violent.
and polluting of his environment, along with his selfishness and
carelessness, is a major reason for our antagonistic environment. No
doubt many Greens would agree to this last sentence, although they may
not concede that it is man’s sin and rebellion against Almighty God that
is the real cause!
The present climate
is certainly not the first time that Yahweh the Heavenly, Eternal
Authority has respond-ed to man’s corruption. In the days of Noah,
rebellion reached intolerable levels. As we read:
saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that
every inclination of the thoughts of his
heart was only evil all the time. And YHWH was sorry that He
had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
And YHWH said, ‘I will blot out man whom I have
created from the face of the earth - from man to animals and from
creeping things to the birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made
them.’ But Noah found grace in the eyes of YHWH.” (Genesis 6:5-8)
Yahweh - the Hebrew Name of God. (Exodus 3:15)
“Now the earth was
corrupt in God’s sight; the earth was full of
violence. God saw how
corrupt the earth had become; for
all humanity on the earth had corrupted its
ways. Then God said to Noah, ‘The end of all people has
now come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of
them. Watch! I am about to destroy them along with the earth’.”
(Genesis 6: 5-8)
The result was the
“The waters rose greatly on the earth, more and more,
so that all the high mountains
everywhere under the heavens were covered.
The waters covered the mountains and rose fifteen cubits (about 18ft
- 5.5 metres) above them. Every living thing that moved on
the earth perished - fowls and birds, cattle and other
livestock, wild beasts and all the creatures that crawl upon
the land, and all mankind; everything on dry land that had the breath of
the spirit of life in its nostrils died. Thus He wiped out every living
thing that was upon the face of the earth, from man to animals to
creeping things and birds of the sky. They were wiped from the earth,
and only Noah was left, and those that were with Him in the ark.”
The Messiah, Y’shua,
Jesus, indicated that in the days prior to His return, worldwide
conditions would be as they were in Noah’s day. (Luke 17:26-27)
It’s not only the
conditions of the environment and man’s corruption, but also the
judgment – the extent of the endtime judgment. It will be worse than the
Great Flood. Y’shua said:
“For then there will be
great tribulation, such as has never occurred since the
beginning of the world until now; and there
will be nothing like it again.”
Man did not create
the flood, but his
of it. And man is not
creating our global environmental hostility; it’s his sin and rejection
of God’s Word that is the
Look at these
terrifying prophecies …
WILL BE DEVASTATED AND SHAKEN VIOLENTLY
“Look! YHWH lays the earth waste, devastates it,
distorts its surface, and scatters is inhabitants ... The earth will be
completely laid waste and completely
despoiled, for YHWH has spoken this word.
“The earth mourns and withers; the world fades
and withers; the exalted of the people of the earth languish. The earth
is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they have transgressed the
teachings, changed the laws, and broken the everlasting covenant.
“Therefore a curse devours the earth, and those who
live in it are held guilty. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are
burned up, and few men are left. … The treacherous deal treacherously,
and the treacherous deal very treacherously.’
“Terror and pit and snare confront you, O inhabitant
of the earth. Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit,
and he who climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare; for the
windows above are opened, and the foundations of the earth shake.
“The earth is broken asunder,
the earth is split through, the earth is shaken violently.
The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard, and it totters like a shack,
for its transgression is heavy upon it…” (Isaiah 24:1, 3-6, 16-20)
WILL BE DESOLATE
“Egypt will become a desolate wasteland. Then they
will know that I am YHWH. Because you said, ‘The Nile is mine, and I
have made it,’ therefore, be sure, I am against you and against your
rivers and I will make the land of Egypt a total
… no foot of man will pass through it, nor will the foot of an
animal pass through it. No-one will live there for forty years. I will
make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of devastated lands; and
her cities will lie desolate for forty years among ruined cities.”
BE EXTREME LOCUST PLAGUES, AND DROUGHT
“Alas for that day! for the day of YHWH is near, and
it will come as destruction from the Almighty. Has not
food been cut off before our eyes,
gladness and joy from the house of our God? The seeds shrivel under
their clods; the storehouses are desolate, the barns are broken down,
for the grain has dried up.
“How the beasts groan! The herds of cattle wander
aimlessly because there is no pasture for
them. Even the flocks of
sheep are suffering.”
“What the gnawing locusts has left, the
swarming locust has eaten; and what
the swarming locust has left, the crawling
locust has eaten; and what the crawling locust has left, the
stripping locust has eaten.” (Joel 1: 15-18, 4)
DARKNESS AS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE
“Blow a trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm on My
holy mountain! Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of YHWH
is coming; surely it is near - a day of
darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and
“As the dawn is spread over the mountains, so there
is a great and mighty people coming. There has never been anything like
it, nor will there ever be in the ages to come. A fire consumes before
them, and behind them a flame burns ...” (Joel 2:1-3)
“See to it that you do not refuse Him who is
speaking. For if those who refused to listen to the one
who warned them on earth did not escape, how much less will we
escape if we turn away from Him who warns us from heaven. At
that time His voice shook the earth, but now He has promised,
‘ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT
ALSO THE HEAVENS’.” (Hebrews 12:25-26)
BE WAR AND WORLDWIDE DESTRUCTION
“Then another horse, a fiery red one, went forth. Its
rider was given power to take peace from the
earth and cause men to slay one another. A huge sword was
given to him.”
“I looked and saw a pale, ashen horse; and he who sat
on it had the name “Death”; and Hades (the realm of the dead) was
following close behind him. And authority was given to them over
a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with
famine, with plague and pestilence, and by the wild beasts of the earth.”
(Revelation 6:4, 8)
BOMBARDMENT OF STARS - ASTEROIDS
“I watched as He opened the sixth seal; and there was
a great earthquake; and the sun turned black as sackcloth made of hair,
and the whole moon became blood-red; and the
stars of the sky fell to earth,
as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a strong wind.
“The sky vanished like a scroll being rolled up; and
every mountain and island were moved out of its place. “Then the kings
of the earth, the great men, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and
every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks
of the mountains.
“They called to the mountains and to the rocks, ‘Fall
on us and hide us from the Presence of Him (the Almighty) who
sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for
the great day of His wrath has come;
and who is able to stand (before it)?’” (Revelation 6: 4, 8,
“So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets
prepared themselves to blow them. The first angel blew his trumpet,
and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were hurled
down upon the earth; and a third of the
earth was burned up, and
third of the trees were burned up, and all
the green grass was burned up.
“The second angel blew his trumpet, and
something like a great mountain blazing with fire was hurled into the
sea; and a third of the sea turned into
blood; and a third of the living
creatures in the sea died;
and a third of the ships were destroyed.
“The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great
star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers
and on the springs of waters, and the name of the star is Wormwood -
‘Bitterness.’ A third of the waters became
wormwood, and many people died from the waters that had
“The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of
the sun was struck, and also a third of the moon, and a third of
the stars, so that a third of their light was darkened; and a
third of the day was kept from shining, and likewise the night.”
TORMENTING DEMONIC “LOCUSTS”
“And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I
saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the
Abyss - the bottomless pit - was given to him. And he opened the pit of
the Abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great
furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of
the pit. Then out of the smoke came forth
locusts upon the earth; and
power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
“They were told that they should not hurt the grass
of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do
not have the seal of God on their foreheads; and they were not permitted
to kill them, but only to torment them for five months.
Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man.
And in those days men will seek death and
will not find it; and they will long to die, but death flees from them.”
FIRE, SMOKE AND BRIMSTONE
“Then the four (demonic) messengers who had been
prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that
they might kill a third of mankind.
And the number of the horsemen of the armies (under their command)
was two hundred million. …
and this is how I saw the horses in the vision: the riders had
breastplates of fiery red, and hyacinth - blue, and sulphur - yellow.
And the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of
their mouths came fire and smoke and sulphur.
“A third of mankind was
killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the
smoke and the sulphur which came out of their mouths.” (Revelation
WELTS AND ULCERS
“‘Go, pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God
upon the earth.’ The first angel went and poured out his bowl upon the
earth, and loathsome and malignant sores
broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and who
worshipped his image. The second angel poured out his bowl on
the sea, and it turned into blood like that of
a dead person; and every living thing in the sea died. The
third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of
waters; and they became blood.” (Revelation 16:1-4)
HEAT, AND AGONISING DARKNESS
“The fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun;
and the sun was given power to scorch men with fire. And men were
scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the Name of God
(Yahweh) who had control over these plagues; but they did not repent
and give Him glory.
“The fifth angel poured out his bowl upon the throne
of the beast; and his kingdom was plunged
into darkness. Men gnawed their tongues in agony.”
“ Then there were flashes of lightning and sounds and
peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had
not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was
it, and so mighty.
“The great city was split into three parts, and the
cities of the nations collapsed. And God remembered Babylon the Great
and gave her the cup filled with the wine of His furious wrath
and indignation. Then every island fled
away, and the mountains could not be found; and huge
hailstones from heaven, each weighing about a talent (about 40
to 50 kilograms), fell upon men; and men blasphemed God on account
of the plague of hail, because the plague was extremely severe.”
So my friends, there
are some of the Biblical, geophysical prophecies. There’s many more,
and many others that describe the
of the coming Great Tribulation, including …
DESTRUCTION OF THE WORLD COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS
“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has
become a dwelling place of demons and a haunt for every unclean spirit,
and a haunt for every unclean and hateful bird. … Her sins have piled up
as high as heaven, and God has remembered her depravity and
crimes. …Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon,
(the Global Economic System) the strong city!
For in one hour your judgment has come.”
“Woe, woe, the great city, clothed in fine linen, in
purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold, precious stones and pearls;
for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste. And every
shipmaster, and every passenger and sailor, and as many as work for
their living at sea, stood at a distance, and were crying out as
they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, “What city is like the
“And they threw dust on their heads and were crying
out, weeping, mourning and saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, in which
all who had ships at sea became rich by her wealth, for
in one hour she has been brought to ruin.’
With such violence, Babylon the great city will be thrown down, and will
never be found again.” (Revelation 18:2, 5, 10, 16-19, 21)
and there’s …
WORLDWIDE DICTATORSHIP OF THE BEAST (ANTICHRIST)
“He (the False Prophet) was given power to
give breath to the image of the Beast (Antichrist), so that it
could speak and cause all who refused to
worship the image of the Beast to be killed.
“He compels all, small and great, rich and poor, free
and slave, to receive a mark on their right
hands, or on their foreheads, so that no one should be able
to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of
the beast or the number of his name ... 666. ” (Revelation 13:15-18)
and also …
BATTLE OF GOD THE ALMIGHTY - ARMAGEDDON
“And they go out to the kings of the whole world, to
gather them together for the battle of the
Great Day of YHWH EL SHADDAI - God Almighty.”
(Revelation 16:14 and
So my friend, the
world is not just simply endangered by changing climate! It is racing
towards a horrendous upheaval – the climax of the age!
“YHWH, is coming to judge
the earth. He judges the world in righteousness, and
the peoples with equity.” (Psalm 98:9)
“Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance,
God now commands all people everywhere to
repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the
world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed,
having furnished proof to all by raising Him from the dead – Jesus,
Y’shua the Messiah.” (Acts 17:30-31)
The Heavenly Master
says to our present sin-loving, hell-bent generation:
“I tell you … unless you repent, you will all
likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3)
But He also brings a
word of tremendous courage to all who love and trust in Him:
“Let not your heart be troubled;
believe in God, believe also in Me.
In My Father’s House are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I
would have told you, for I am going there to prepare a place for
you. And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come
again and receive you to Myself, so that you also may be
where I am.” (John 14:1-3)
“For God has not destined us to suffer His
wrath, but to receive salvation through our Master, Y’shua the Messiah,
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live
together with Him.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10)
Y’SHUA IS WAITING TO SAVE YOU!
BUT YOU NEED TO CALL OUT TO HIM!
If you do not know
the Lord Jesus as your personal Saviour, I want you to know that He is
calling to you, and wants you to receive His salvation.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of
God is eternal life in the Messiah, Y’shua our Master.” (Romans 6:23)
“For while we were still helpless, the Messiah, at
the right time died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6)
“And He Himself bore our
sins in His body on the tree, so that we, having died to
sins, might live to righteousness - by whose stripes you were healed.”
To receive Him as
your Saviour, and to be included in the company of the saved, simply
pray to Y’shua, the Lord Jesus, confessing that you are a sinner, and
that you need forgiveness. Express your faith in Him; asking Him to be
your Saviour and God. And just give your life over to Him. You will
never regret this decision.
“Believe in the Master, Y’shua the Messiah (trust
in Him), and you will be saved; (and this applies both to)
you and your household as well.” (Acts 16:31)
WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD
(Joel 2:32 & Romans 10:13)
But dear friend,
whatever you do, don’t wait until it is too late, to call on the LORD
The Decision Prayer
next page may help you to express faith in Christ. Pray sincerely,
trusting God to save you right now.
Oh God, be merciful
to me, a sinner. I come to You, Heavenly Father, just as I am,
confessing my need of your grace and salvation.
I believe in Y’shua,
Jesus the Messiah, Your eternal Son, whom You sent to earth to be the
sacrifice for my sins and for the sins of the world. I believe He died
for me on the cross, and that He rose again on the third day, and is
exalted at Your Right Hand. Father I believe You will forgive my sins
this very moment, and make me Your true child, and a new person “in
Y’shua, my Master, my
Saviour, I yield my life to You, and I trust You to fulfil Your promises
in me this very moment; that You will save me and dwell in me; that You
will make me a temple of Your Holy Spirit; that You will give me the
gift of eternal life, and will save me from the Great Tribulation.
Master, make me Your
true follower. Deliver me from all my sinful and selfish ways, and reign
in every part of my life. By Your grace, I will own You as my Saviour
from this day on.
Thank You, Master for
bringing me to this decision. Thank You, Father for hearing and
answering my prayer. Thank You for saving me, and writing my name in
Your Book of Life in Heaven. Thank You, Father. I pray in the Name of
Y’shua the Messiah. Thank You. Amen.
Signed ……………………….. Date………
SIGNED PRAYER WITH YOU TO REMEMBER THIS DAY