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MA 54. MAY-JUNE 2012  Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe

 

 

My dear Reader,

Greetings once more in the Name of Y’shua the Messiah – He who is coming again to deliver His people from this delirious world.

This present Millennium Alert is at least a month late, the reason being that our Circulation Manager, Kevin Wilson, had a sudden abdominal attack, and needed to undergo major surgery.  It was not cancer; it was an intestinal problem that was linked to a past injury and operation. It was a shock for all of us. The surgery was an eleven hour operation which carried a high risk.  But praise to Y’shua the Great Physician, His hands were on Kevin and brought him through.  After several weeks of recovery in hospital he has returned home, and is catching up with mail on his computer. But he has to take things carefully, and no lifting! 

It was not possible to send out a magazine while Kevin was in hospital. But he will now  supervise the despatch of this Alert from his chair. Our wonderful volunteer workers will handle the labelling, packing as usual, and now the heavy lifting of the magazines and getting them to the post office. We value your prayers, not only for our physical work, but also that the Lord will use the literature to bring awakening and blessing in the lives of our readers.

This issue begins with the Fukushima nuclear crisis. The main news media are not giving the full picture of this crisis – evidently it is too scary. But some are reporting various aspects. www.heraldsun.com.au has focused in on Reactor 4. I wish all this was not true and was just the work of a scare-monger. But this disaster could well explode during the Tribulation.  And I trust none of my readers will be left behind for that terrible Day of Wrath.

Let’s share the news; and awaken people everywhere to the prophetically-relevant realities of these days.         -  Don S.

 

 


 

FUKUSHIMA CRISIS

MAY BECOME A

“GLOBAL CATASTROPHE”

 

 

Several reports have come to my desk in the first week of May, reporting on the alarming Fukushima Crisis. It is horrifying! Some of the projected scenarios seem very extreme, but they are not more extreme than the Bible prophecies in Revelation 8:7-11 & 16:3-4 & Isaiah 24:1-6.

The awful fears and alarms in these reports, like other alarming doomsday fears, may not eventuate. And we hope they won’t!  But the fact is that  …

 

Fukushima Could be the

Revelation Apocalypse in the Making!

Elliott Freeman reported in Science magazine:

APR. 27/12. A nuclear watchdog official told RT News that the crisis at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan could become a "global catastrophe," echoing warnings from other experts.

Kevin Kamps, a radioactive waste watchdog with Beyond Nuclear, described the potential nightmare, stating that if the pools of nuclear fuel at the plant caught on fire, the area would become so radioactive that the entire containment operation would have to be permanently abandoned.

Mitsuhei Murata, the former Japanese ambassador to Switzerland, and Executive Director, the Japan Society for Global System and Ethics also expressed grave concerns about what would happen if the damaged building that houses Reactor 4 collapsed. According to the Huffington Post, he explained to the Swiss House of Councillors in March that should such an event occur, it would adversely affect the thousands of spent nuclear fuel rods nearby, which are dangerously exposed to air.

"It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on No. 4 reactor," he said.

Nuclear expert Robert Alvarez, the former Senior Policy Adviser to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, spelled out the potential disaster in more specific -- and chilling -- terms, in an email sent to renowned Japanese diplomat Akio Matsumura.  He said:

"If an earthquake or other event were to cause the pool to drain, this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the amount of [radioactive] Cesium-137 released by the Chernobyl incident.

However, things could get much worse. According to Alvarez, if the 11,421 spent nuclear fuel rods contained in the facility also went up in flames, it would unleash 85 times the amount of Cesium-137 released by the Chernobyl disaster. The release of this amount of Cesium-137 would "destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is an issue of human survival." 

                          - http://akiomatsumura.com/2012/04/682.html

In addition, a recent study of the meltdown at Chernobyl offers a sobering analysis of the situation. According to research compiled by Russian scientists and published in the New York Academy of Sciences, the nuclear fallout from the Chernobyl disaster killed over one million people worldwide from 1986 to 2004.

If the worst-case scenario at Fukushima becomes a reality, the effects could lead to millions of casualties worldwide.

For people in the northern hemisphere there is an absolute promise that the radiation will continue relentlessly through the coming years. Such a catastrophe would affect us all for centuries. It is sounding like a nuclear hell coming to earth to teach us something about our arrogance, massive stupidity and pathetic weakness.

www.digitaljournal.com/article/323733#ixzz1tackCayM

 

       FUKUSHIMA:  HANGING BY A THREAD

      

Dr. Mark Sircus, theintelhub.com asks:

APR. 27/12.  “Are you ready?  It is becoming clear that we, our children and our entire civilization, are hanging by a thread. It is a very sorry thing to report that we have literally shot ourselves in the foot with a big nuclear shotgun full of radioactive particles of the worst conceivable kind.

“It has taken a year but finally one U.S. Senator got up and went to Japan to see what is going on over there. What he saw was horrific. Reactor No. 4 building is on the verge of collapsing.” The 7-story building itself has suffered great damage, with the storage pool barely intact on the building’s third and fourth floors. The roof has been blown away.

After an onsite tour of what remains of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear facilities, US Senator Ron Wyden, a senior member of the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki saying, “The scope of damage to the plants and to the surrounding area was far beyond what I expected.”

Seismicity standards rate the building at a zero, meaning even a small earthquake could send it into a heap of rubble. And sitting at the top of the building, in a pool that is cracked, leaking, and precarious (even without an earthquake), are 1,565 fuel rods.

Those fuel rods are stored in a concrete pool located 100 feet above the ground, inside the structurally compromised reactor building, effectively making the pool open to the air. The pool holding these fuel rods is structurally damaged.

Just 50 meters from reactor No. 4, a much larger pool of spent fuel rods contains 6,375 fuel rods, all of which remain highly radioactive. All these fuel rods are, astonishingly, exposed to the open air. They are not held inside any containment vessel. The total number of spent fuel rods across all six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi site is 11,421.

"If an earthquake or other event were to cause this nuclear pool to drain, it could result in a catastrophic radiological fire that could wipe out most of the northern hemisphere; certainly it would be a massive civilization-breaking event.

“The precarious status of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear units and the risk presented by the enormous inventory of radioactive materials and spent fuel in the event of further earthquake threats should be of concern to all and a focus of greater international support and assistance.”

Spent reactor fuel cannot be simply lifted into the air by a crane as if it were routine cargo. In order to prevent severe radiation exposures, fires and possible explosions, it must be transferred at all times in water and heavily shielded structures into dry casks.

As this has never been done before, the removal of the spent fuel from the pools at the damaged Fukushima-Dai-Ichi reactors will require a major and time-consuming reconstruction effort and will involve charting in unknown waters. "The infrastructure to safely remove this material was destroyed as it was at the other three reactors," says Robert Alvarez.

1,565 fuel rods translate into 460 tons of nuclear fuel stored in pool in a barely intact building on its third and fourth floors. If the storage pool breaks and runs dry, the nuclear fuel inside will overheat and explode.

The worst-case scenario drawn up by the government includes not only the collapse of the No. 4 reactor pool, but also the disintegration of spent-fuel rods from all the plant’s other reactors. The wall of the south side is already falling apart at reactor No. 4.

If this pool collapses, as Senator Wyden is now saying we would face a mass extinction event from the release of radiation in those rods.

Reports indicate that things are so hopeless at the plant, and that governments around the world have not come together in a desperate attempt to save humanity.

While our government would love us all to believe that the nuclear problems in Japan are under control, nothing could be farther from the truth.  Engineers for Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) say readings of airborne radiation inside reactor No. 2 showed almost 73 sieverts per hour this week.

To put that into perspective, exposure to that amount of radiation would kill a normal person within minutes.

These levels are some of the highest readings since the beginning of the disaster and there is no one telling us that this nuclear contamination will lessen.

 

RADIATION REACHING THE U.S.

The desperate situation is much more widespread than Japan. Russian military observers overflying the US in April as part of the Open Skies Treaty are reporting “unprecedented” amounts of radiation in the Western regions of the US, a finding that was further confirmed by scientists with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute who have confirmed that a wave of highly radioactive waste is headed directly for the west coast.

Important to note is that this new wave of Fukushima radiation headed towards the US is in addition to earlier radiation events that American scientists are now blaming for radioactive particles from Japan being detected in California kelp (seaweed).

Reports of soil contamination are also starting to come in from the USGS (US Geological Survey), which has seemed reluctant to share this information. Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon and Boulder, Colorado so far have the highest radioactive particle contamination out of the entire US.

Iodine, cesium, strontium, plutonium, uranium, and a host of other fission products have been coming directly from Japan to the west coast for thirteen months. Reports in the past week indicate the pollen in southern California is also now radioactive, and it is flying around, and if you live there and go outside, you are breathing it in. And so are your children,” says Consolo.

The mainstream media operates in a total blackout of this news, refusing to even acknowledge the existence of this immediate threat to human civilization.

The mainstream media is, in large part, owned by General Electric, the very company that designed the Fukushima reactors in the first place. It is clear that GE is diligently running a total media blackout on this news in order to cover itself and prevent people from asking questions about the faulty engineering and nuclear facility site selection that led to this catastrophe.

 

              MOX PLUTONIUM FUEL  

 

The Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) reactor, which burns with plutonium/uranium, is more deadly than those burning on uranium- enriched fuel, according to nuclear experts. The half-life of plutonium-239 in MOX is 24,000 years, and just a few milligrams of P-239 escaping in a smoke plume will contaminate soil for tens of thousands of years.

A single milligram (mg) of MOX is as deadly as 2,000,000 mg of normal enriched uranium, meaning that one mg of MOX is basically two million times more powerful than one mg of uranium.

If even a small amount of this potent substance escapes from the plant in a smoke plume, the particles will travel with the wind and contaminate soil for tens of thousands of years.

Ray Guilmette of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements said that plutonium “is thousands of times more radioactive than uranium,” if absorbed into the body.

Donald Olander, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, said that because plutonium decays quickly, it produces radiation that can kill cells in the body more quickly. But the plutonium itself would pose a severe threat only if it was involved in a violent reaction that turned it into dust particles that could be inhaled.

No one knows the exact number, but many of the fuel rods at risk are MOX, thus containing deadly plutonium. If that blows up then we might end up wishing we had had a nuclear war instead.     theintelhub.com/2012/04/27/fukushima-hanging-by-a-thread/

 

 

 

JAPAN MAY HAVE TO EVACUATE 40 MILLION

 

APR 15/12.  EU Times. A report prepared by the Russian Foreign Ministry on the planned re-opening of talks with Japan over the disputed Kuril Islands, states that Russian diplomats were “stunned” after being told by their Japanese counterparts that more than 40 million of their peoples were in “extreme danger” of life threatening radiation poisoning and could very well likely be faced with forced evacuations away from their countries eastern cities … including the world’s largest city, Tokyo.

The Kuril Islands are located in Russia’s Sakhalin Oblast region and stretch approximately 1,300 km (810 miles) northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean. There are 56 islands which make up the Greater Kuril Ridge and Lesser Kuril Ridge, all of which were captured by Soviet Forces in the closing days of World War II from the Japanese.

The “extreme danger” facing tens of millions of the

Japanese peoples is the result of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster that was a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.

According to the report, Japanese diplomats have signaled to their Russian counterparts that the returning of the Kuril Islands to Japan is “critical” as they have no other place to resettle so many people. 

The Japanese diplomats also told their Russian counterparts that they were “seriously considering” an offer by China to relocate tens of millions of their citizens to the Chinese mainland to inhabit what are called the “ghost cities” – cities that were built for reasons still unknown, and described, in part, by London’s Daily Mail News Service in their Dec.18, 2010 article titled: “The Ghost Towns Of China: Amazing Satellite Images Show Cities Meant To Be Home To Millions Lying Deserted.”

The article says: “These amazing satellite images show sprawling cities built in remote parts of China that have been left completely abandoned, sometimes years after their construction. Elaborate public buildings and open spaces are completely unused, with the exception of a few government vehicles near communist authority offices. Some estimates put the number of empty homes at as many as 64 million, with up to 20 new cities being built every year in the country’s vast swathes of free land.”

Foreign Ministry experts in this report note that should Japan accept China’s offer, the combined power of these two Asian peoples would make them the largest super-power in human history with an economy larger than that of the US and EU combined, and able to field a combined military force of over 200 million.

The dire situation in Japan was recently articulated by Japanese diplomat Akio Matsumura who warned that the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant may ultimately turn into an event capable of extinguishing all life on Earth.

Though the news of this ongoing global catastrophe is still being heavily censored in the US, the same cannot be said about Japan. A leading Japanese newspaper, The Mainichi Daily News, reported:

“One of the biggest issues that we face is the possibility that the spent nuclear fuel pool of the No. 4 reactor at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant will collapse. This is something that experts from both within and outside Japan have pointed out since the massive quake struck.

TEPCO, meanwhile, says that the situation is under control. However, not only independent experts, but also sources within the government say that it’s a grave concern. If the storage pool breaks and runs dry, the nuclear fuel inside will overheat and explode, causing a massive amount of radioactive substances to spread over a wide area.

Both the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and French nuclear energy company Areva have warned about this risk.

A report released in February by the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident stated that the storage pool of the plant’s No. 4 reactor has clearly been shown to be “the weakest link” in the parallel, chain-reaction crises of the nuclear disaster. The worst case scenario drawn up by the government includes not only the collapse of the No. 4 reactor pool, but the dis-integration of spent fuel rods from all the plant’s other reactors. If this were to happen, residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would be forced to evacuate.

Even though this crisis in Japan has been described as “a nuclear war without a war,” and it has been reported that the US Military is now stocking up on massive amounts of anti-radiation pills in preparation for nuclear fallout, there remains no evidence at all the ordinary people are being warned about this danger in any way whatsoever.    http://www.eutimes.net/2012/04/russia-stunned-after-japanese-plan-to-evacuate-40-million-revealed/

 

    PROPHECIES OF TRIBULATION DESTRUCTION

Revelation 8:8-11

“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 become bitter.”

Isaiah 24:1, 3-6

“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.”

 

WOE TO THOSE WHO ARE LEFT BEHIND

TO ENDURE THE GREAT TRIBULATION!

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.” (Matthew 24:21)

In spite of the prophecies, and in spite of the proliferation of disasters and powerful signs all around the world, most of the world goes on with “life as usual.”  And even much of “the church” is also indifferent to the “cyclones” swirling around their steeples, and their helmet-less heads!

Prophecy preachers like myself are often looked upon as crazies standing on street corners, shouting out, “The End is Nigh!’ The indifference to the warnings is overwhelming!

 

 

Very few Christians today, it seems, are eager, or even willing, to speak out and warn this perishing world of the coming judgment! Will it take a direct asteroid hit on Washington, London or Canberra, to awaken our churches, and our God-snubbing politicians, and our decadent generation, to reality and righteousness?

“Watchman,  What of the Night?   Watchman,

What is left of the Night?”  (Isaiah 21:11)

Believer, “It is high time for us to wake up from slumber; for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast away the deeds of darkness and put on the armour of light.” (Romans 13:11-12)

Let’s “Redeem the time because the days are evil.”   (Ephesians 5:15)

My dear reader, there are a lot more evil developments out there in the nations; many you know very well.  But look at this report from endoftheamericandream.com.

    THE UN PLAN FOR  RUNNING THE WORLD

Global Carbon Taxes, Global Safety Nets and

a One World Green Economy

APR. 2012.  Did you know that the UN has a plan for running the world and it is right out in the open? It is called "sustainable development," but it is far more comprehensive than it sounds. The truth is that the UN plan for running the world would dramatically alter nearly all forms of human activity.

A 204 page report on "sustainable development" entitled "Working Towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy, A United Nations System-Wide Perspective" has been published in advance of the upcoming Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro on June 20-22.   It envisions  a  vast  system  of  global  carbon  taxes, massive global safety nets and the implementation of a one world green economy. Many of those that are pushing "sustainable development" on a global level believe that they are doing it for the good of the planet.

In fact, the 204-page report mentioned above even says that the transition "to a green economy requires a fundamental shift in the way we think and act," but that it will be worth it in the end.

No matter how much friendly language the UN uses in their reports, the truth is that what they are promoting is an insidious agenda of absolute tyranny on a global scale.

 The Rio comes 20 years after the original 1992 UN Earth Summit that adopted "Agenda 21." This new summit will be about renewing that commitment to "sustainable development" and moving that agenda forward.

One of the things that the UN would love to implement is a global carbon tax scheme. The power to tax is the power to control, and if the UN is ever given the power to tax the entire globe they will at that point become much more than a "soft global government".

The report also envisions the transfer of trillions of dollars a year from wealthy countries to poorer countries. The UN feels that this is necessary for several reasons.

First of all, the UN says that developing nations do not have the resources to pay for the "green infrastructure" that is needed to participate in the new green economy and therefore wealthier nations should pay for it.

Secondly, the UN believes that massive global wealth distribution is needed in order to bring about global "equity."  Does that sound like radical socialism to you?

The UN report also envisions massive changes to the global financial system. This new UN report on "sustainable development" is just the latest in a long string of UN reports that sees an emerging role for "Special Drawing Rights" to play in the international financial system ....

The United Nations wants to reform public education. The new UN report says that "climate change education is a particularly important part of quality education."

Unfortunately, there are now millions upon millions of "true believers" in this "sustainable development" agenda and it is being taught in almost every major college and university in the developed world.

The elitists that are pushing "sustainable development" on a global scale love death. They believe that humans are the primary cause of global warming, and they also believe that if there were a lot less humans running around that there would be a lot less climate change.

Sadly, there are a whole lot of people out there these days that are advocating very strict population control measures for the entire globe. They believe that they are trying to "save the planet," but the truth is that what they are really doing is promoting global tyranny.

In fact, UN officials have even been drafting an environmental constitution for the world that is intended to eventually supersede all existing national laws.  Full story>

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-un-plan-for-running-the-world-global-carbon-taxes-global-safety-nets-and-a-one-world-green-economy

 

PROPHECY

“For the mystery of iniquity and lawlessness is already at work; but He (the Holy Spirit) who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.

 “And then the lawless one 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 2:7-10)

 

TOWARDS THE BEAST CONFEDERATION

“The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They will have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.”                                       (Revelation 17:12-13)

EU MINISTERS PONDER CREATION OF

A SUPER-PRESIDENT

APR 20/12.  euobserver.com reports on ideas that are being discussed in a” reflection group” of select EU foreign ministers – ideas that include the merging of the roles of the EU Council and European Commission presidents.

A senior EU source told this website following a meeting of “the club” in Brussels on April 19 that the new supremo would have more power than both  Herman Van Rompuy (the EU Council President), and Jose Manuel Barroso (the president of the European Commission), but he would also have more "democratic legitimacy" because he (or she) would be elected by MEPs – members of the European Parliament.

 

BARROSO                  VAN ROMPUY

 

The present EU Council President post was created by the Lisbon Treaty in 2009. But the Lisbon architecture is messy, with Van Rompuy, for instance, overseeing recent debate on EU fiscal reform, while Barroso's commission puts forward its own ideas and implements  final decisions.

Van Rompuy and Barroso both represent the Union at international summits.  Van Rompuy is top dog in terms of protocol, while the EU "high representative" - a job currently filled by Catherine Ashton - does day-to-day foreign relations.

 

Catherine Ashton

The reflection group was formed by German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle in Berlin in March. It plans to meet two more times before the summer recess, and to circulate a discussion paper at EU27-level in September.

 

The other countries in “the club are”:  Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain. The French minister did not attend the session on April 19.  - euobserver.com/18/115965

In Britain there is a different take on the plans for an EU Supremo.  The Daily Express sees it as  ...

AN EU PLOT TO SCRAP BRITAIN

MAY 4/12. The Daily Express maintains that senior Eurocrats are secretly plotting to create a super-powerful EU president to realise their dream of abolishing Britain and other nation states.

A covert group of EU foreign ministers has drawn up plans for merging the jobs currently done by the president of the European Council, and the president of the European Commission.

The new bureaucrat, who would not be directly elected by voters, but by the MEPs, is set to get sweeping control over the entire EU and force member countries into ever-greater political and economic union.

Tellingly, the UK has been excluded from the confidential discussions within the shady “Berlin Group” of Europhile politicians, spearheaded by German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle.

Opponents fear the plan could create a modern-day equivalent of the European emperor envisaged by Napoleon Bonaparte, or a return to the Holy Roman Empire of Charlemagne that dominated Europe in the Dark Ages.

They are concerned that David Cameron’s coalition Government is doing nothing to prevent the sinister plot. The secret talks were uncovered by Independent Labour peer Lord Stoddart of Swindon. 

He says: “This is a plot by people who want to abolish nation states and create a United States of Europe. “The whole thing is barmy. These people are determined to achieve their final objective. The only hope for Britain is to leave the EU and become an independent nation.”

Tory backbench MP Douglas Carswell said: “It doesn’t matter how you arrange the offices of these technocrats, they are useless at arranging our lives for us and they are not elected so they have no legitimacy. My worry is that the president will end up having the charisma of Van Rompuy and the economic management skills of Jose Manuel Barroso.”

Euro-MP Paul Nuttall, of the UK Independence Party, said: “This is a truly ridiculous idea that must never be allowed to happen. It sounds as if they are trying to go back to the days of the Holy Roman Emperor.”

At present, the two senior EU bureaucrats, Mr Barroso and Mr Van Rompuy, are locked in a bitter power struggle to determine who is the true “big cheese” in Europe.

Former Portuguese premier Mr Barroso, who heads the EU’s executive arm and was elected to his post by members of the European Union, is understood to resent the rival fiefdom of Belgian Mr Van Rompuy, who was chosen by the heads of ­government of EU member states to represent them.

Under the “reflection group” plan, a single figure would be elected by Euro-MPs to perform both roles.

Supporters of the move believe that the rival presidencies are undermining the EU’s ability to speak with a single voice.  They argue that merging the two jobs will create a powerful European leader who is capable of pursuing the federalist dream of a united Europe which has been severely shaken by the eurozone crisis.

Lord Stoddart confirmed the existence of the plot thanks to a parliamentary written answer in the House of Lords. He asked Foreign Office ministers to reveal what they knew about the merger talks.

In response to his inquiry, Tory Foreign Office minister Lord Howell of Guildford said: “We are aware of one group of EU foreign ministers meeting on an informal basis to discuss a variety of issues related to the future governance of the EU. While the UK is not part of that group, we understand that one idea under discussion is a merger of the positions of president of the European Council and president of the European Commission.”

Lord Howell added: “A merger of the two presidencies would create a potential conflict of interest, undermine the quality of the EU’s decision-making processes and upset the institutional balance within the EU.”

Lord Stoddart said: “These sorts of informal discussions within the EU have a habit of rapidly being transferred into formal proposals. Since the (UK) Government is not party to these discussions, its reservations are academic. Such a merger would represent a massive shift of power into the hands of a single, unelected bureaucrat. The Government should be taking this far more seriously and voicing its objections very strongly.”

He added: “The holder of this new office would be both Europe’s political and administrative leader, giving them far more powers than those given to the US president. It really is a great disappointment that we have a Conservative-led Government that is supposed to be Eurosceptic, yet ministers just go along with this.”

http://www.express.co.uk/home / 

These developments could well be another step preparing the way for the rise of the Prince of Rome – the Antichrist, who will rule the world for 3½ years.

“Then the king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and will speak great blasphemies against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath (the Great Tribulation) is completed, for what has been determined must take place.”  (Daniel 11:36)

“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.”  (2 Thessalonians 2:9)

EUROPE BACK TO THE BOILING POINT

By Todd Strandberg – www.raptureready.com

APR. 2012. The global debt crisis is back in the headlines. Right now, red flags are popping up all over Europe, with SPAIN being the most-watched nation.

In April, Standard & Poor's cut its credit rating on Spain by two notches, citing the government’s growing budget deficit as a result of economic contraction.  And the Spanish government released data showing a record 5,639,500 people are unemployed in that nation, with the unemployment rate hitting 24.4%.

Spain may need to pump around $200 billion into its ailing banks.

ITALY is not far behind Spain. Its massive $2.5 trillion outstanding public debt has become a daunting risk for Italian banks. While banks are not obliged to purchase domestic government bonds, they are doing so for a very clear reason. They have purchased so many already that if they don't buy more, a collapse in the bond market would wipe them out.

The banking system in Europe is so critical, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund have stepped forward with bailouts totalling $7 trillion.

Egon von Greyerz, a partner at Matterhorn Asset Management out of Switzerland, recently noted how desperate efforts to sustain the current global financial system have become. “So they (the IMF) raised 400 billion from various nations, but where is the money coming from? The majority is coming from Europe and the EU.  They are all bankrupt; they have no funds, so they have to print money.

JAPAN, which has the biggest debt to GDP ratio of most industrialized nations, is a major contributor of about $60 billion. It’s ridiculous. Here is the bankrupt helping the bankrupt.

Several nations have tried to bring their budgets under control by implementing austerity measures. But European leaders are starting to find that austerity has its own dire economic consequences. When you reduce government spending, the economy will naturally contract. Austerity may already be doomed at the ballot box.

 With Western governments running annual shortfalls of early $4 trillion, of course, there will be more printing of currency. At some point,  the law of mathematics will kick in, and we will reach a flashpoint where the financial rupture will be so quick and overwhelming in scale that the central banks will be powerless to stop the meltdown.

With such a huge percentage of the population dependent on the government, the failure of the system will create massive social unrest.

The rise of the Antichrist could dovetail perfectly with this crisis. The Beast will eventually gain total control over the global banking system. Some type of crisis would be very helpful in setting the stage for such a vast shift in economic power.

"And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”  (Revelation13:16-17)

EUROZONE FACES WIDESPREAD REVOLT

APR 24/12. From Athens to Madrid, France to Belgium and Holland, the German-inspired doctrine of financial rigour is spurring revolt across the euro currency bloc.

The grind of austerity is wearing down hard in the eurozone, even in countries that are traditionally behind the orthodox virtues preached by Berlin.

This is not just about currency. Anti-Brussels feeling has been on the march for years.  Sweden, Hungary and Denmark, all outside the euro, are witnessing a rise in populist Eurosceptic parties.

And Britain is in its most anti-Europe mood since it joined the Common Market in 1973.   – The Times

PROPHETIC SHIFT TOWARD BEAST EMPIRE

France's president Nicholas Sarkozy was ousted by socialist Francois Hollande, who promises to raise taxes on the rich to over 70% and increase social programs. French voters rejected more austere measures in favour of a tax and spend socialist.

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has been on the forefront of leading Europe out of economic morass created by deficit spending. Her somewhat fiscally responsible approach has been rejected by German voters as her party took the worst thrashing since World War II. Members of her Christian Democratic Party lost to a mixed group of socialists in a regional election.

Greece's voters are also going socialist. Italy, Portugal, Spain and other nations continue in economic decline.

 

GREECE HEADED INTO 'OUT OF CONTROL BANKRUPTCY'

 The financial crisis in Greece is reaching an explosive tipping point, with the youth unemployment rate now exceeding a startling 50% and the government itself announcing it will be forced to stop paying salaries and pensions by June:

"We will be in wild bankruptcy, out-of-control bankruptcy," said Theodoros Pangalos, the deputy prime minister of Greece. "The state will not be able to pay salaries and pensions. We have got until June before we run out of money." - www.telegraph.co.uk

Over the past two years, Greece has been surviving on financial bailouts - in the billions of dollars - from the IMF and the EU.  Conditions for the bailouts have included austerity measures — Greece must cut its spending, and reign in its huge debt.

With unemployment skyrocketing, public protests against austerity worsened the situation, and brought down the former Prime Minister. Recent new elections produced a mixed result, and a coalition government could not be formed.  Some parties want to reject austerity and bail agreements, and push the need for growth instead.

New elections have now been scheduled for June 17, which will, in fact, work as a referendum on whether Greece will stay in the Eurozone, or not.  Deep uncertainty and fear surrounds what could become an upheaval for the European Union and the global economy.  Stock markets around the world have been shaken by the crisis.

GREECE ON EDGE OF ECONOMIC COLLAPSE AND CIVIL WAR

MAY 15/12.  Greece is on the verge of economic collapse and civil war, according to top leaders inside Greece and the European Union. Decisions made by Greek leaders and the Greek public in the coming days and weeks could lead to catastrophic results.

What’s more, experts are worried the economic and social contagion unleashed by a Greek implosion, should it happen, could spread throughout the European Union, the U.S., and around the world in our highly inter-dependent global economy.    - JoelRosenberg.com

GREENSPAN: ONLY RESOLUTION IS 'POLITICAL UNION'

Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Bank, has stated in an interview with the Financial Post that the only resolution to the current crisis in the European single currency is the “political union” of the members of the eurozone.

He warned that the eurozone is being pulled apart by divergent economies, with more competitive northern states like Germany having to subsidize the less competitive ones in the south.

Normally a country is able to devalue its currency in order to increase its competitiveness with more developed economies abroad. But locked into the value of the euro, Greece has had no option but to incur massive debts just to keep its economy running.

Now the level of debt is spiralling out of control and financial experts are predicting that Greece may be forced out of the eurozone or the project will inevitably collapse.           www.prophecynews.co.uk

 

 SPAIN SLIDES BACK INTO RECESSION

APR. 27/12. Spanish unemployment has hit a new record high, official figures have shown.  The number of unemployed people reached 5,639,500 at the end of March, with the unemployment rate hitting 24.4%, the national statistics agency said. – BBC

MAY 2/12. Spain has joined seven other eurozone nations in recession, according to data released yester­day, providing new evidence that austerity policies are failing to spark confidence in the region's economies ahead of a week of expected anti-austerity protests and a string of important national elections.

Almost every piece of new economic data in recent weeks has reinforced the impression that swaths of the European economy are contracting. The worsening economic pic­ture is raising political tensions ac­ross the eurozone.

Among the 17 eurozone na­tions, Spain joined Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Neth­erlands, Portugal and Slovenia in recession. Outside the bloc, Britain, Denmark and the Czech Republic are also in recession.   - The Wall Street Journal

  GLOBAL INVESTORS RESUME EXIT  FROM EURO DEBT

Global investors resumed their exit from euro zone bond markets in April, cutting their holdings of the bloc's bonds to their lowest level in over a year as sovereign debt woes re-emerged to hit Spain and Italy again. – CNBC

U.S.: FOOD STAMP ROLL NOW 45 MILLION      

APR 2012. The Congressional Budget Office said that 45 million people in 2011 received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. That’s a 70% increase from 2007.

It said the number of people receiving the benefits, commonly known as food stamps, would continue growing until 2014.  - Wall Street Journal

California follows Greece

MAY 13/12. Back in the USA, the state of California is accelerating toward much the same outcome as Greece. Suffocated by the terminal financial burden of socialist programs, welfare handouts, runaway social services and health care costs for its millions of residents, California is also headed for its own financial implosion.

"We are now facing a $16 billion hole, not the $9 billion we thought in January," said Gov. Jerry Brown in a recent New York Times article. "This means we will have to go much further and make cuts far greater than I asked for at the beginning of the year."   - www.nytimes.com/

   

   

        DERIVATIVES

THE ULTIMATE FINANCIAL BUBBLE

Derivatives are investment products whose value is derived from another asset, commodity, market or value. The derivative itself is merely a contract between two or more parties which can be used as an underlying asset.

Futures contracts, forward contracts, options and swaps are the most common types of derivatives. They are generally used as instruments to hedge risk, but can also be used for speculative purposes. Their value is determined by fluctuations in the underlying asset.

The value of the world derivative market is over one and a half quadrillion dollars.  That’s 1500 trillion.

$1,500,000,000,000,000.

That’s more than the total value of all the world’s combined wealth.  These are superficial assets; they are contracts, but they have a value – an artificial value in an evil financial manipulative system.  It is something like IOUs — I owe you-s But much more complicated. And it is greater than the national debts of all the nations.

There are tens of thousands of derivatives, which add up to one and a half quadrillion dollars.  And a lot of the companies and concerns that make the contracts are busting. It is now becoming impossible – a vicious circle – an enormous bubble that must eventually burst.  And that is where the trading world is today!  It’s on the brink of global financial collapse.  Now look at this report:

NINE BANKS ARE EXPOSED TO           

                       $229 TRILLION WORTH OF DERIVATIVES

APR. 24, 2012.  Demonocracy created a great infographic detailing the exposure of just the nine banks with the largest exposure to derivatives. Combined, these nine banks are exposed to (that is, threatened by$228.72 trillion in derivatives, a shockingly high number. That number, as Demonocracy states, is worth approximately three times the entire world economy. www.businessinsider.com/

“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!”  (James 5:1-3)

 

 

IDF CALLS UP SIX ARMY BATTALIONS UNDER EMERGENCY ORDERS TO MEET GROWING THREATS ON EGYPT & SYRIA BORDERS.

IGNITES TALK OF Sinai reoccupation

Recently the Israeli Defence Forces issued an emergency call-up of six reserve battalions in view of new dangers on the Egyptian and Syrian borders.

The deployment of the six battalions of reservists that are mostly to be deployed along the 150-mile border with Egypt facing the Sinai Peninsula, has caused renewed speculation that Israel is planning to reoccupy the region.

An IDF spokesperson said intelligence assessments called for the deployment of more soldiers; and Israeli media have reported that the Knesset has given the IDF permission to summon a further 16 reserve battalions if necessary. The Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee approved the request recently, enabling the IDF to summon up to 22 battalions for active duty for the second time in three years.

“This signifies that the IDF regards the Egyptian and Syrian borders as the potential source of a greater threat than in the past,” the former deputy chief of staff, Dan Harel said. “The army needs a better ‘answer’ than in the past to the threat,” citing Egypt’s deteriorating control over the Sinai, which is marked by an upsurge in Bedouin smuggling of weapons and other goods.

He also referred to the growing threat of terrorism from Sinai, as witnessed by last August’s infiltration from the Sinai north, of Eilat, in which eight Israelis were killed.

The Sinai poses a particularly vexing problem for the Israelis, since law enforcement in that region had been left up to the Egyptians since the signing of the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. Israel had been occupying the Sinai since the 1967 war, but it withdrew from the Sinai in 1982.

However, with the Egyptian government itself now in chaos, the Egyptians have not maintained order, allowing terror threats to surge. Last August, for example, eight Israelis were killed and 25 were wounded. There remains a number of Israelis who have settled in the Sinai and whose lives now may be threatened.

The Syrian situation is also highly combustible, Dan Harel said, “and it could explode at any moment … and pose a direct challenge to us.”

THE SINAI’S NATURAL GAS PIPELINES   

The call-up of the 6 battalions could also enable a possible remedy to Israel’s growing energy crisis that has emerged following Egypt’s cancellation of the contract that brought natural gas into Israel.

The gas, which met some 40% of Israel’s energy requirements, flowed through a Sinai pipeline that has been sabotaged some 14 times since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak last year.

After the attacks on the pipeline, the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, (SCAF), decided to pull back troops from the Sinai-Israel frontier; and Israelis say the Sinai is now showing increased al-Qaida and Bedouin violence, and that Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip are also using the Sinai to launch attacks into Israel.

While the immediate reason given for the call-up was due to tensions between Israel and Egypt and continued unrest in Syria, another reason for the troop positioning could be to deal with any attack that could occur from Syria, Lebanon and the Sinai should the Israeli government decide to launch an attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Syria and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, along with the Hamas from the Gaza Strip, have vowed to come to Iran’s assistance in the event its nuclear facilities are attacked.

http://www.timesofisrael.com  and  WND.com

NETANYAHU’S UNITY GOVERNMENT

PREPARES THE GROUND FOR “MAY 1967”

Charles Krauthammer, a well-known conservative, political journalist in the US, on May 11/12, gave about some important historical facts as a background to the present situation in Israel, and its expanded coalition government.  He says:

In May 1967, in brazen violation of previous truce agreements, Egypt ordered UN peacekeepers out of the Sinai, marched 120,000 troops to the Israeli border, blockaded Eilat (Israel’s southern gate to the world’s oceans), abruptly signed a military pact with Jordan and, together with Syria, pledged war for the final destruction of Israel.

May ’67 was Israel’s most fearful, desperate month. The country was surrounded and alone. Previous great-power guarantees proved worthless.  On June 5, Israel launched a pre-emptive strike on the Egyptian air force, then proceeded to lightning victories on three fronts.

The Six-Day War is legend, but less remembered is that on June 1, the nationalist opposition (Menachem Begin’s Likud precursor) was for the first time ever brought into the government, creating an emergency national-unity coalition. Everyone understood why. You do not undertake a supremely risky pre-emptive war without the full participation of a broad coalition representing a national consensus.

Forty-five years later, on May 7-8, 2012, PM Benjamin Netanyahu shocked his country by bringing the main opposition party, Kadima, into a national unity government. Shocking because just hours earlier, the Knesset was expediting a bill to call early elections in September.

Why did the high-flying Netanyahu call off

elections that he was sure to win?

Krauthammer says it was because, for Israelis today, it is now MAY ’67 again.

The threat is real; the dread is not quite as acute; the mood is not despair, just foreboding. Time is running out. War is not four days away, but it looms. Israelis today face the greatest threat to their existence — from apocalyptic mullahs who are publicly pledged to Israel’s annihilation and are acquiring nuclear weapons.

The world is again telling Israelis to do nothing as it looks for a way out. But if such a way is not found — as in 1967 — Israelis know they will once again have to defend themselves, by themselves. Such a fateful decision demands a national consensus.

By creating the largest coalition in nearly three decades, Netanyahu is establishing the political premise for a pre-emptive strike, should it come to that.

 

MOFAZ & NETANYAHU

The new government coalition commands an astonishing 94 Knesset seats out of 120, described by one Israeli columnist as a “hundred tons of solid concrete.”

To be sure, Netanyahu and Kadima’s Shaul Mofaz offered more un-inspiring reasons for their merger: national service laws, a new election law and negotiations with the Palestinians. But Netanyahu, the first Likud PM to recognize Palestinian statehood, did not need Kadima for

 

him to enter peace talks. For two years he’s been waiting for Mahmoud Abbas to show up at the table. Abbas hasn’t. And won’t. Nothing will change on that front.

What does change is Israel’s position vis-a-vis Iran. The wall-to-wall coalition demonstrates Israel’s readiness to attack, if necessary. (Its military readiness is not in doubt.)

Those counselling Israeli submission, resignation or just endless patience can no longer dismiss Israel’s tough stance as the work of irredeemable right-wingers. Not with a government now representing 78% of the country.

Netanyahu forfeited September elections that would have given him four more years in power. He chose instead to form a national coalition that guarantees 18 months of stability — 18 months during which, if the world does not act to stop Iran, Israel will.

And it will not be the work of one man, one party or one ideological faction. As in 1967, it will be the work of a nation.  Source  -  letters@charleskrauthammer.com.

EGYPT MORE DANGEROUS THAN IRAN

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has warned PM Binyamin Netanyahu that Egypt presents more of a security danger than Iran.

“We have to be prepared for all possibilities,” the FM warned. He suggested that the IDF create three or four southern divisions in the wake of a social and economic deterioration in Egypt, and the increasing number of Egyptian troops in the Sinai Peninsula.

Cairo ostensibly is trying to regain control of the Sinai from terrorist gangs, but Lieberman has said their soldiers are ineffective. If the upcoming presidential elections are followed by a revision, if not cancellation, of the peace treaty with Israel, Lieberman expects that Israel will be a natural target for the regime to target as an enemy, and to draw attention away from domestic problems.

The Muslim Brotherhood, since winning the parliamentary elections in Egypt, has made contradictory statements concerning the future of the peace treaty.

EGYPT ISLAMIST VOWS

GLOBAL CALIPHATE IN JERUSALEM

“The capital of the United States of the Arabs will be in Jerusalem," Safwat Higazi, an Islamic preacher, told thousands at a Brotherhood rally in early May.

Higazi told the Muslim Brotherhood supporters at a Cairo soccer stadium, “We can see how the dream of the Islamic caliphate is being realized - God willing by Dr. Mohamed Mursi.”  (Mursi is the Brotherhood’s presidential candidate).

“Our capital will not be in Cairo, Mecca or Medina.” Higazi said. “The capital of the United States of the Arabs – will be Jerusalem, God willing” he said, before chanting “Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.”

Higazi is an unaffiliated Islamist who is barred from the UK for making statements endorsing terror attacks against Israelis. – www.jpost.com

JORDANIANS CALLS FOR THE END OF

PEACE TREATY WITH ISRAEL

MAY 4/12. Thousands of Jordanians have taken to the streets demanding an end to the country's 18-year-old Wadi Araba peace treaty with Israel.  In a series of nationwide protests, leftist and Islamist activists urged Amman to cut ties with Israel, as they burned Israeli flags and chanted “death, death to Israel.”

Protesters rallied in seven cities across the country, urging authorities to expel the Israeli ambassador from Amman, chanting, “No to a Zionist embassy on our land.”

Protest organizers, including the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, said the demonstrations were a direct response to King Abdullah's recent nomination of Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh, who served as a key figure in the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace process. Recent comments by Tarawneh indicated that, if given a second chance, he would still support the controversial peace treaty. 

Friday marked a departure from activists' demands for democratic reforms, the focus of the vast majority of the some 1,000 protests that have hit Jordan since the start of the so-called Arab Spring uprisings.   -   www.haaretz.com/

 
 

                                    PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS   

Hamas to Publicly Execute ‘Collaborators’

APR 23/12. Hamas will soon start publicly executing Palestinians who are found guilty of “collaboration” with Israel, Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hammad announced.

Hamas Leader: No Peace With Israel

A Hamas leader said that if his militant group came to power in a future Palestinian state, it would not abide by any previous Palestinian peace deals with Israel.

Fatah-Hamas Meeting Ends Without Unity Deal

MAY 3/12. A Cairo meeting between Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal and an official of the rival Fatah movement made no headway on the formation of a Palestinian national unity government, an official said.  - Ynet News

Mahmoud Abbas Reshuffles PA Cabinet

Palestinian Unity Deal Now Looks Even More Remote

MAY 16/12. A new Palestinian government in the West Bank, featuring 11 new ministers and two reshuffled posts in the 25-member cabinet, was sworn in today.

Salam Fayyad has retained his post of prime minister, until or unless a unity government is formed. This was a clear sign that efforts to end the Palestinian political split between Hamas and Fatah are stuck. The Hamas leadership, as expected, was upset by the cabinet reshuffle.

Fayyad, a widely respected economist noted for his success in fighting corruption but accused of being too pro-Western by critics, was supposed to hand over the role of PM to a Hamas-backed member in a unity government.

Palestinian Sentenced to Death for Selling a Home to Jews

Former Palestinian intelligence official Muhammad Abu Shahala has reportedly been sentenced to death by the Palestinian Authority for selling a Hebron home to Jews.

In response, Jewish officials from the community in Hebron are calling for international officials now to get involved -- in order to save Abu Shahala's life.

Obama Lifts Freeze on $192 Million Aid to PA

APR. 28/12.  The US Congress froze a $192 million aid package to the Palestinian Authority after Mahmoud Abbas defied US pressure and sought to attain UN endorsement of Palestinian statehood last September.

Now President Obama has lifted the ban saying that the aid was “important to the security interests of the United States.”  (Oh! Really?)

A White House spokesman said the $192 million aid package would be devoted to “ensuring the continued viability of the moderate PA government under the leadership of President Abbas and PM Salam Fayyad.”

He added that “the PA had fulfilled its major obligations, such as recognizing Israel’s right to exist, renouncing violence and accepting the Road Map for Peace.” Really?

They've done all that, and yet still continue their rhetoric about destroying Israel?   - www.bibleprophecyblog.com    

RUSSIANS MOVE INTO

MEDITERRANEAN GAS FIELDS

The Russians appear to be making a determined bid to secure a stake in the energy boom in the eastern Mediterranean despite the danger of conflict. Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey are vying for

control of the vast offshore natural gas fields in a region long-deprived of energy resources. The potential windfall adds a new dimension to the conflicts between Israel and the Arabs and between old rivals Turkey and Greece.

SYRIA.  RUSSIAN LIFELINE TO ASSAD’S REGIME

The Syrian uprising which has continued for 14 months, has developed into a civil war. An anticipated collapse of the Assad regime has failed to materialise.  Day by day, the demonstrators are still going out to confront Assad’s heavily armed forces in Deraa, Homs, Idlib and Hama. The killings and the chaos in Syria continues as the West remains on the sidelines, and Moscow arms Assad’s regime to assure its survival.

In late 2011, Moscow delivered the Bastion coastal defence system, the Iskander-E surface-to-surface rocket as well as prepared to send the Yak-130 light attack aircraft to the Syrian military.

Why is Russia so determined to preserve Assad’s rule? The first reason is economic. As Russia returned to international prominence over the last decade, arms exports to Syria increased. Between 2007 and 2011, imports from Russia accounted for 78% of all Syrian arms imports, according to a recent report by the Stockholm Peace Research Institute.

A second reason Russia is invested in Assad’s reign is strategic. The naval base at Tartous gives the Russian Navy the capability to operate in the Mediterranean and thus to reach the Red Sea via the Suez Canal, and the Atlantic through the Strait of Gibraltar, in reduced time.

Thirdly, the Russians also have an interest in maintaining a troublesome client in the region to act as a tool of disruption and deterrence to Western schemes.

RUSSIA PLANS FOR A PERMANENT

NAVAL PRESENCE OFF SYRIA

APR 22/12.  geostrategy-direct.com reports that the Russian Defence Ministry has been ordered to maintain an indefinite naval presence in Syrian waters. Officials said Russian warships would patrol Syria as well as the surrounding eastern Mediterranean throughout 2012.

Syria has provided the only foreign port for the Russian Navy. The port of Tartous is said to contain about 600 Russian Navy personnel, responsible for maintenance and supply, and the Navy maintains four ships in the region. And several more Russian Navy warships are headed for Syria.

SYRIA MOVING SCUDS TO ISRAEL & TURKEY BORDERS

Jordanian news site Ahbar Baladna reports that western spy satellites have recently spotted movements of Syrian heavy missile launchers northward and southward, toward Syria's borders with Turkey and Israel.

The site says hundreds of high-calibre launchers are being moved, and that these could only be long range Scud missile launchers.

 

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

 

 
 

“TALKS”:  IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM

The talks between Iran and the West over Tehran’s nuclear agenda are on and off without any genuine breakthrough. Tehran continues to declare it is refining uranium for peaceful purposes.  The West is convinced that Tehran is working on nuclear weapons.

The next round of talks between Iran and six western nations will be in Baghdad, on May, 23. The results you should have heard before receiving this magazine.

The US has put out the word that Barack Obama has offered a compromise deal with Iran through a direct backdoor channel between Washington and Tehran. The deal is said to consist of three points of accord:

1. Allowing Iran to enrich uranium up to 5% purity to continue.

2. Barring enrichment up to 20% (effectively discontinuing work at Fordow underground plant in the Iranian mountains). 

3. Exporting Iran’s entire 20% stock to prevent its use for weapon production.

According to Iranian intelligence sources, there is no such deal: Tehran is neither willing to stop 20% uranium enrichment nor to shut down the Fordow plant.

Jerusalem takes issue with the US promotion of the above deal as “bad for Israel.” And Israel refuses to accept anything less than a complete halt of all uranium enrichment forthwith, the shutdown of Fordow, and the removal of every scrap of enriched uranium from Iran.

Israel is ready to strike Iran's nuclear facilities if the nuclear talks fail to bear results, the Milliyet reported recently.

Milliyet's report cited Israeli broadcaster Channel 10 as its source, which claims to have interviewed Israeli military officers in recent weeks to reveal the details of a planned attack on Iran. Dozens of Israeli strike bombers, escort fighters, tanker planes, electronic warfare planes and rescue helicopters are to take part in an operation aimed at crippling Iran’s nuclear program, Channel 10 said.

Iran boasts “U.S. has abandoned Israel”

Iranian outlets have been claiming the US has been forced to bow before Iran on its nuclear program, demonstrating the West’s abandonment of Israel and the paving the way for the Islamic regime to annihilate the Jewish state.

“BRING IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM TO AN END”

APR. 27/12. Israel’s Defence Minister Ehud Barak argues, Tehran will not heed international demands to halt its weapons drive. “Now is the moment for the international community to gear up to bring Iran’s nuclear program to a ‘swift and decisive end’.”  - www.timesofisrael.com

TOMAHAWK MISSILES DEPLOYED NEAR IRAN

While Iran continues to deny that it is developing nuclear weapons, Washington is still concerned in the region and has now deployed approximately 430 Tomahawk missiles in the Persian Gulf.  Also ...

'US DEPLOYS F-22 RAPTOR FIGHTERS NEAR IRAN'

APR 28/12. The US has deployed several F-22 Raptor fighter jets to an allied base less than 320 kilometers (200 miles) from Iran, FOX news has reported.

The F-22, produced by Lockheed Martin, is the US' premier fighter jet, boasting stealth technology and specializing in air-to-air combat. It has not yet seen combat.

The US Air Force has strongly denied that this deployment represents a show of force against Iran or is in anyway related to a potential strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, the Fox report stated.

Instead, the move is part of a route deployment and "security cooperation with regional partners." US officials told FOX that the jets were moved to hangars at the United Arab Emirates' Al Dafra Air Base. - Jerusalem Post

            THE WAITING GAME GOES ON!

President Obama is clearly unwilling for a strike on Iran in this year of his crucial re-election bid.  Israel is getting closer to launching an attack every week; and it knows its attack will draw the US into the battle. Within an hour of Israeli planes heading for Iran, the US will be compelled to launch a pre-emptive attack on Iran’s military facilities.  Iran cannot be allowed to block the Strait of Hormuz, or to attack the US fleet in the Gulf.

The US is already prepared for battle, with a huge range of missiles, planes, ships and military personnel stationed all around the Gulf.

US Military Option for Iran is Ready

MAY 16/12. The United States has completed its planning for a military strike on Iran, the US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro said in remarks at a closed conference in Tel Aviv that were broadcast on Israel TV.

“It would be preferable to resolve this diplomatically, and through the use of pressure, than to use military force,” Shapiro said in comments that were reportedly recorded Tuesday and were broadcast Wednesday.

“But that does not mean that option isn’t available. Not just available, its ready. The necessary planning has been done to ensure that it’s ready,” he said.

Russia, Syria, Lebanon, Hizb’ollah, Gaza, Egypt. Turkey, the whole Middle East, and the whole world is waiting and watching!

I am sure that some of “the church” at least, is also watching and waiting! But the prophetically-informed believer is not waiting for the wars and the Tribulation. We are “waiting eagerly for the revelation of our Master Y’shua the Messiah.” (1 Corinthians 1:7)

"For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Master, Y'shua the Anointed, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything into subjection to Himself, will transform our lowly body so that it is conformed to His glorious body."  (Philippians 3:20-21).  HalleluYah!

For the Christ-rejecting world, however, there are many horrendous disasters ahead.

                   

                          

100 TORNADOES IN 24 HOURS

A FORETASTE OF THE COMING "WHIRLWIND OF THE LORD"

“In the latter days you shall understand it perfectly.

(Jeremiah 23:19-20)

APR 21/12. Oklahoma. One hundred tornadoes have roared through five Midwest states within 24 hours. The tornadoes were unrelenting.  They tossed heavy trailers up into the air like match boxes, and ripped through homes. They drove families to their basements and whipped tons of debris across small towns. In some areas, baseball-size hail rained from the sky.

Could these tornados be a warning sign from the LORD that His judgment is drawing near? Is it a sign of the coming “whirlwind of the LORD” that is already roaring through the nations? Look at these prophecies:

“Look, the whirlwind of Yahweh goes forth with rage, a whirling storm! It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.  The burning displeasure of Yahweh shall not turn back until He has performed, and until He has established the purposes of His heart. In the latter days you shall understand it.” (Jeremiah 30: 23-24)

 “Alas! the uproar of many people who make a noise like the roar of the seas, and the rumbling of nations that rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters — the nations rushing like the roaring of many waters.  But He shall rebuke them and they shall flee far away, and be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, like whirling dust before the whirlwind.”  (Isaiah 17: 12-13)

 

“See, a storm of Yahweh shall go forth in a rage, a violent whirlwind. It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.

The displeasure of Yahweh shall not turn back until He has done and established the purposes of His heart.

In the latter days you shall understand it perfectly.”  

                                                                           (Jeremiah 23:19-20)

 

THE GREAT WHIRLWIND THAT’S COMING 

ON ALL THE NATIONS

America is now coming under the hammer blows of God’s judgment. But Jeremiah foretells - Yahweh will send a raging whirlwind that will blaze through the nations, and how it will fall violently on the heads of the wicked.  This is an awesome warning to the nations.

“And you shall prophesy against them all these words, and say to them, ‘YHWH ROARS from on high, and utters His voice from His set apart dwelling place. He ROARS mightily over His fold, a SHOUT as those who tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth. Tumult shall come to the ends of the earth, for YHWH has a controversy with the nations. He shall enter into JUDGMENT with all flesh. The wicked He shall give to the sword, declares YHWH.’

“Thus said YYHWH of hosts, ‘See, evil is going forth from nation to nation, and a GREAT WHIRLWIND is raised up from the farthest parts (coastlands) of the earth’. Those slain by YHWH on that day will be from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be lamented, gathered or buried; they will be like dung on the face of the ground’.” (Jer. 25: 30-33)

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.”  (Acts 17:30-31)

YHWH the LORD is not slow concerning His promise, as some understand slowness, but is patient toward you, not wanting anyone to perish, but for everyone to come to repentance.”  (2 Peter 3:9)

Repentance, dear reader, means first and foremost, a change of mind and attitude regarding the Lord Jesus, Y’shua the Messiah.  It means a turning away from the Broad Way, and entering the Narrow Way which is the Way of Y’shua.  For the Master said:

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no-one comes to the Father, except through Me.” (John 14:6)

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)

Jesus, Y’shua the Messiah was the One, the only One, who paid the penalty of your sins when He became the Sacrifice for the whole human race.

“For while we were still helpless, the Messiah, at the right time Y’shua the Messiah died for the ungodly.

Now very rarely will someone die even for a righteous man, though possibly for a good man someone might even have the courage to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, the Messiah died for us.” (Romans 5:6-8)

That’s why He is the Saviour for all who receive Him and His sacrifice on their behalf.

Repentance, firstly, means believing in, and receiving Y’shua, as your personal Saviour. And when He comes into your life, there will be a change of behaviour, a change in attitudes, beliefs and actions. He will deliver from the bondage and chains of sin because He will put His Holy Spirit within you, to guide, to teach you and to enable you to walk in fellowship with the Heavenly Master.

“But,” you may ask, “How does this work?  What must I do to receive Him as my Saviour?”

The apostle Paul answered this question which was put to him by a Philippian jailor:

The jailor said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"  Paul replied: "Believe in the Master, Y'shua the Messiah (that is, give yourself over to Him), and you will be saved; (and this applies both to) you and your household as well."  (Acts 16:30-31)

To believe is to have faith in the Saviour. And to express your faith in Him, you pray to Him simply expressing the words of your heart. Tell Him you are a sinner, and that you believe He died for you. Ask Him to be your Saviour and to change you and make you a new person – a child of God.

“To all who received Him, to those who believe in His Name, Y'shua, He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, the Messiah, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; see, everything has become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

 If you have never received the Lord Jesus as your Saviour, why don’t you pray to Him right now, wherever you are, and give yourself over into His loving hands?

If you have doubts, or feel you don’t have faith, just pray and tell the Lord Jesus, and ask Him to give you faith.  And He will do it as He is near you, waiting to hear your prayer, and waiting to save you today.

If you still have points you need to clarify on this matter, please get hold of a Bible, and read the Book of John.

"Faith comes from hearing, and the hearing and understanding comes through the Word of God."  (Romans 10:17)

You can also write to us at MRC.  And we would be very glad to hear from you if you have received the Saviour today, and we’ll send you a book to help you get established on The Way.

And now may Yahweh the Eternal One bless you and keep you each one in these days.

     Your brother,  Don S.

 

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