Sunday, June 25, 2006
ABBAS HAMAS AGREE ON KILLING JEWS
Iran warns it may use oil as weapon if interests attacked Sun Jun 25, 7:03 AM ET
TEHRAN (AFP) -Iran's oil minister has warned that the country would use oil as a weapon if its interests are attacked. If the country's interests are attacked, we will use all our capabilities and oil is one of them, Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh said on Saturday, the television reported Sunday.Iran is currently locked in a standoff with the international community over its nuclear program, facing the threat of sanctions if it does not accept a US-backed offer and halt sensitive nuclear work.Vaziri-Hamaneh warned about impact any sanctions on Iran would have in the oil market, saying the price of crude, currently around 70 dollars a barrel, risked going up to 100 dollars.
The world needs energy and understands the affect of oil sanctions against Iran on the market and no-one will make such an unreasonable decision, he added.The West fears Iran, which is OPEC's number two oil exporter, is secretly trying to build nuclear weapons, a charge denied by Tehran which insists its atomic program is purely for electricity-generation.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
Abbas, Hamas agree on killing JewsIsrael's 'peace partner' gives green light to "restricted" terrorism, June 25, 2006
BENJAMIN – Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority Chairman and Fatah chief who repeatedly presents himself as a peace partner Israel can deal with came out publicly at the weekend in agreement with Hamas on the question of murdering Jews in Samaria and Judea.The accord was disingenuously reported as a positive step by the leading leftist Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, which holds to an editorial line arguing in support of anything that looks like dislodging the logjam in the “land-for-peace” process.Under the headline “Fatah-Hamas deal limits attacks to the territories” the paper reported that Hamas and Fatah officials in Gaza
agree Saturday night on most of the central clauses in the so-called Prisoners’ Document, including the one “limiting” terrorist attacks to those against Jews living in Samaria and Judea.
Prior to that meeting Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh had met in Gaza in a sign that most of the differences between the two groups have been resolved, Ha’aretz said.Recent weeks have seen Hamas, which swept the PA general election last January, and Fatah, the largest faction in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and widely held to be the only legitimate representative of the “Palestinian people,” clashing violently, almost to the point of civil war.Abbas has insisted that Hamas officials agree to adopt a document drawn up by terrorists in Israeli jails and seized on by the PA chairman as a means of bringing at least temporary unity
to the warring factions, enabling them to focus on attacking Israel.
Although the PLO was formed to destroy Israel before 1967, i.e. before the “occupied territories” existed, it is – in accordance with the “Phased Plan” for Israel’s destruction adopted in 1974 – apparently prepared for now to limit its “resistance activities” against Jewish men, women and children to those living in the biblical heartland of the Jewish state.This means its terrorism will be focused against those Jews who still hold to the biblical promises of the land, and who retain a fear of God. The Israelis living in “pre-1967 Israel” will be spared for now, until their religious and ideological countrymen in the Mountains of Israel have been dealt with and
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Ohio governor declares flood emergency Sun Jun 25, 1:02 PM ET
NORWALK, Ohio - Gov. Bob Taft on Saturday surveyed damage from two days of severe storms and declared emergencies in two northern Ohio counties. Floodwaters had mostly receded in Norwalk, about halfway between Cleveland and Toledo, which was one of the hardest-hit areas. Residents continued piling blankets, clothes, carpets and other ruined possessions on the curb to be carted away.About 800 homes in Huron County were damaged in the storms, including at least 45 with major damage, said Bill Ommert, director of the county's emergency management agency. He estimated the damage at $2 million to homes and businesses and $5 million to farmers' crops.
The governor's emergency declaration for Huron and Erie counties clears the way for state resources to be used in the cleanup efforts and allows the state to seek potential federal aid.It's going to take a while for these families to get back on their feet,Taft said.The storms, which began Wednesday night and continued into Friday morning, killed two people, produced several tornadoes and knocked out power to thousands. About 30,000 American Electric Power customers remained without electricity Saturday, spokesman Doug Flowers said.The storms also damaged hundreds of homes and businesses in Cuyahoga County.It hit us fast, said Stan Cohara of Valley View, a Cleveland suburb. "It was like someone opened a big faucet.
I just spent $30,000 remodeling my kitchen, and now it's shot.In southeastern Pennsylvania, heavy rain fell on Chester County on Saturday, damaging a railroad bridge, blocking underpasses, stranding motorists and causing minor mudslides.Up to 5 inches of rain fell within a few hours, according to the National Weather Service.I thought it was a little shower, and all of a sudden, it was a river, Pauline Rulon said. What I saw today was unreal.
Two feared drowned as Philippines braces for deadly storm-volcano combination Sun Jun 25,
AM ET MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines put civil defense personnel on alert for possible deadly volcanic mudflows as a tropical storm began bearing down on a volcano that has been spitting ash for weeks. Civil defense reports said a ferry sank in rough seas off Sorsogon province, leaving at least two missing and feared dead. More than 40 others were rescued and rushed to hospital, the reports said. Before leaving on a visit to Europe, President Gloria Arroyo said the civil defense office has prepared contingency plans in case rain from the storm mixes with ash on the slopes of Bulusan volcano in Sorsogon to form deadly mudflows.
Arroyo said two C-130 cargo planes, eight helicopters including the presidential helicopter and a train were ready to travel to the Bicol peninsula south of Manila to help people who might be displaced.Arroyo said vulcanologists did not believe that the 1,565-meter (5,134-foot) Bulusan mountain was likely to erupt in the next few days but they should prepare for such contingencies.More than 2,000 people have already evacuated their homes around the volcano for fear of mudflows, the civil defense office said.
There have been periodic ash emissions at Bulusan since March but these have become more frequent this month.The Philippine vulcanology institute said it had detected four volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours. It warned that prolonged rain might trigger life-threatening mudflows.The institute reiterated that residents should stay at least four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the crater.The government weather station said the tropical storm, locally named as "Domeng", was heading northwest towards Bicol at 19 kilometers (12 miles) per hour.The eye of the storm, packing maximum winds of 90 kilometers (56 miles) per hour, passed Biliran
island and was expected to pass beside the Bicol peninsula on Monday morning. It was not expected to hit the region directly.
Sea travel in the area around the storm has been restricted, stranding over a thousand people at various ports, the civil defense office said.The second level of a four-step storm alert has been raised over parts of Bicol and the neighboring islands and provinces. A first-level storm alert has been raised in provinces just south of Manila.
Floods force evacuations on Md. shore Sun Jun 25, 2:23 PM ET
FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Heavy rains caused serious flooding Sunday in parts of Maryland's Eastern Shore, washing out roads and forcing evacuations. Federalsburg Mayor Betty Ballas declared an emergency for the town of about 2,600 on Sunday morning after 10 to 12 inches of rain fell overnight. About 30 people had to evacuate, police said.There were reports of 4 to 5 feet of water in some areas, said Jeff Welsh, a spokesman for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.Some residents evacuated homes in the Galestown area, said Mike Ziegler, an assistant director of the emergency agency.At least 20 roads were closed in Dorchester County, said a spokesman for the Maryland State Police.And in Seaford, Del., between 10 and 15 people had to leave their homes, said a city spokeswoman.
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