Monday, April 30, 2007




MATTHEW 24:4-5,11,24-25
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.

1 TIMOTHY 4:1-2
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

MARK 13:22-23
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

2 TIMOTHY 3:13
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

I can't stand these false preachers like beyond today, United Church of God, The World Tomorrow, Amazing Facts and many more that put down True Christians for believing in the Rapture. These False teachers and preachers can gladly go through WW3 since they do not believe we meet JESUS in the Clouds. They just believe that their bodies meet JESUS on EARTH when he returns to JERUSALEM. These false Christians can decieve themselves but the sad part is many innocent new Christians will believe these falsies.

Read my link RAPTURE FROM NOT THROUGH WW3, and read for yourself if the Bible says we go throught WW3 like these falsies believe.

1-WORLD QUAKES LAST 2 DAYS.2-The Nation's Weather. 3-Wind direction aids firefighters (in Atlanta fires). 4-EU Grapples With Policy Approach to Terrorism. 5-Olmert will not resign after report. 6-For Zion I will not be Silent. US Rabbis Arrested. 7-US President Meets with 2 Top European Union Leaders 8-IDF Chief of Staff: Gaza Ground Offensive is Needed. 9-Campaign to Upgrade the Old City's Small Wall 10-Guardians of the faith. 11-NUCLEAR TERRORISM: HOW REAL IS THE THREAT?


MATTHEW 24:7-8
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

MARK 13:8
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:(ETHNIC GROUP AGAINST ETHNIC GROUP) and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

LUKE 21:11
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.


Update time = Mon Apr 30 10:02 AM EDT

APR 30,07

APR 29,07


LUKE 21:25-26
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;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
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.

The Nation's Weather By WEATHER UNDERGROUND, For The Associated Press
Mon Apr 30, 6:33 AM ET

Severe weather was forecast for parts of the Plains on Monday, while the West was expected to cool down and the East was expected to warm up. Thunderstorms with damaging winds or hail were possible in southern Minnesota, northern Iowa and southern Texas. Forecasters said tornadoes could touch down in Texas.Flash flooding was expected to persist in Texas, while heavy rain across the northwestern Plains was likely to cause fewer problems.Temperatures were expected to continue dropping throughout the Northwest and along California's coast, though deserts in the southern part of the state were to remain hot.Temperatures were expected to rise in the East, particularly in coastal New England. Forecasters said the Northeast would remain cloudy, with showers and thunderstorms moving through the northern part of the region.Clear skies and warm temperatures were forecast for the Southeast and into the Gulf Coast states.Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday ranged from a low of 28 degrees at Stanley, Idaho, to a high of 112 degrees at Death Valley, Calif.


7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Wind direction aids firefighters (in Atlanta fires)
Wildfire prevented from crossing U.S. 1
Associated Press: 04/29/07

Waycross —A breeze Saturday helped push a raging wildfire back toward the Okefenokee Swamp, encouraging firefighters who had worked through the night to keep the blaze from crossing U.S. 1 and the tinder-dry forests beyond.Yet the vast wildfire continued to grow, charring nearly 100 square miles or just under 66,000 acres of forest and swampland in southeast Georgia since it ignited April 16.

Firefighters did controlled burns along a 16-mile stretch of the highway, which links Waycross with Jacksonville, Fla., to prevent it from setting ablaze acres of forest beyond the road.The highway remained closed, and residents in nearby communities who were allowed back to their homes were told to be ready to evacuate if the winds shift, said Georgia Forestry Commission spokesman Eric Mosley.In a bit of good news for the weary residents, smoke was blowing away from the towns and into the swampland Saturday morning, Mosley said. Emergency responders also said the 150 firefighters on site have managed to get about half of the blaze under control.I'm ready for it to be over, Jamey Cribbs, 21, said Friday after staying up all night with his father to make sure no burning ash from the fire fell on their home at the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. It's only been two weeks, but that seems like a lifetime.

Cribbs' family was ordered twice this week to flee their home in tiny Braganza community three miles southeast of Waycross.

More than 100 homes near the swamp had been under evacuation orders early Friday.The nearly 700 firefighters in the area are also battling frustration from 16-hour days trying to tame a fire too vast for them to extinguish.Valdosta firefighter Jeff Thibodeau, who joined the army of firefighters from across Georgia and neighboring states helping fight the blaze near Waycross, spent the night shift Thursday replenishing fire trucks with water.It's aggravating, because you just want to grab it by the throat and put it out, Thibodeau said after coming off his shift Friday morning. This fire is so big, there's not enough water in the state of Georgia to put it out. All you can do is let it run its course in the woods and protect the structures.

EU Grapples With Policy Approach to Terrorism APR 30,07

European Union policy-makers, who have long separated domestic- and external-security issues, are finding that this approach hinders attempts to grapple with international terrorism.Among the policy glitches:

There is no coordinated civil-military capability to deal with a crossborder terrorist attack in Europe, and no alignment of national armies to EU homeland security policy. Convoluted voting rules slow decision-making by the 27 EU countries. Cooperation is clumsy among national intelligence agencies, police forces and border protection authorities.There is a lot of [EU] rhetoric about counterterrorist action, but there are huge operational problems on the ground, Annegret Bendiet told a meeting of EU and national officials and security experts here April 17. Where’s any policy on military deployment in case of a domestic [pan-EU terrorist] issue?

Bendiet, a researcher on EU counterterrorism strategy at Berlin’s Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, pointed to Check the Web, a recent initiative by the union’s German presidency that calls on the 27 nations to monitor and analyze the Internet for Islamic radicalization and terrorist activity.Some countries are doing this, others have not even started. For whatever reasons technical, legal, budgetary we are looking at possibly years to make this idea work, she said, adding that even within Germany, civil liberty groups oppose the idea and are challenging its constitutionality.Europe’s counterterror agenda has mushroomed in recent years.

According to Bendiet, the union’s December 2005 counterterrorism strategy has engendered 160 horizontal measures spanning everything from the embedding of biometric data in passports to the creation of new agencies responsible for border protection and other security-related tasks.But this program is hampered by two problems. The first is incongruity of decision-making.

EU homeland security initiatives split into those steered by the European Commission in the name of the 27 members as a whole, known as first-pillar decisions, and third-pillar decisions handled on a strict intergovernmental basis among the 27 capitals. Each follows separate legislative approval procedures, whose complexity makes them virtually impossible to explain to the public.The other obstacle is also legal: There is no formal linkage between the 27 EU countries’ third-pillar-based external military and
defense decisions and those of the EU homeland security agenda.In a word, it means the union could not deal seamlessly with a terrorist event that spilled across its international border or within its internal ones.

It’s completely paradoxical, one EU official said April 17. Here we have the 27 [nations] launching one essentially supra-national initiative after another, and yet they still insist on national vetoes and lip service to ‘sovereignty’ that is eroding away with every measure.

Officials from the Council of Ministers bristled at allegations that EU nations were not doing enough. The council directlyrepresents the 27 national capitals.The council’s situation center, which gathers and analyzes intelligence from national authorities, now produces many reports on terrorist activity, and this is coordinated with national experts and operation units across the EU, said Johannes Vos, head of the council’s policy unit for police and customs cooperation. We’re also working closely with each member state to see how they are setting up their counterterrorist structures in all aspects. We all know that fighting terrorism has to be a group effort.

As for closing the European Union’s operational gap between external military defense policy and the internal homeland security agenda, some suggestions have begun to circulate.For instance, France and other continental EU states say national coastal authorities should start working more closely together to protect the common external maritime border. However, as one EU diplomat said, The U.K. is blocking this in the name of national sovereignty. Many of us don’t agree with that attitude.E-mail:

Olmert will not resign after report By ARON HELLER, Associated Press Writer APR 30,07

JERUSALEM - A government commission that probed Israel's summer war against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon accused Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday of severe failure, saying he hastily led the country into the conflict without a comprehensive plan. A close aide said Olmert would not resign, despite strident calls for his resignation from coalition partners as well as opponents.A copy of the report obtained by The Associated Press cited a severe failure in the lack of judgment, responsibility and caution.Olmert, after receiving a copy of the panel's findings, said that failures will be remedied.

The report was being officially released later Monday.Olmert and his defense minister, Amir Peretz, who took office with limited security experience less than two months before the war, already had lost much of their public support because of the conflict, launched when Hezbollah guerrillas captured two soldiers and killed three others in a cross-border raid on July 12.Relying heavily on massive airstrikes recommended by the military chief, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, Olmert pledged to his people that Israel would crush Hezbollah and force return of the captured soldiers. Neither goal was accomplished, and Halutz already has resigned.

Cabinet Secretary Israel Maimon said the prime minister is not considering resignation.It is right to state as clearly as possible: The report lists difficulties, failures and mistakes by all the leaders, including the prime minister, Maimon told Israel Radio. The question is what do we do now.

Hezbollah pounded northern Israel with nearly 4,000 rockets, halting only when the U.N. Security Council imposed a cease-fire, its short-range rocket capacity intact. Israel launched a late, costly ground offensive with the Security Council nearing completion of its cease-fire resolution.In 34 days of fighting, between 1,035 and 1,191 Lebanese civilians and combatants were killed, as were 119 Israeli soldiers and 39 civilians.The report covers the first six days of the war, when Israel battered Lebanon with massive airstrikes as Hezbollah pounded Israel with rockets. Also, the report looks at developments during the six years that followed Israel's overnight pullout from southern Lebanon in 2000 — tracing the Hezbollah buildup across from the Israeli border.

According to TV reports confirmed by Israeli officials, the commission appointed by Olmert and chaired by a retired judge, Eliyahu Winograd, aims withering criticism at Olmert and Peretz over their decision-making, inexperience and failure to question plans presented by the military.The report also says that Halutz, a former air force commander, did not provide political leaders with a sufficient range of military options, played down the rocket threat and silenced dissenting opinions within the army command, Israeli media said.

The Winograd panel does not have the authority to fire officials, but the scathing report could ignite public protests and demonstrations, coupled with political infighting, that could force the resignation of Olmert and Peretz. Noisy public demonstrations were expected to back demands that they step down.Already Sunday, a demand their for resignations came from Labor Party lawmaker Ofir Pines-Paz, who is challenging Peretz for party leadership in a May primary election.They should follow the example of Halutz, who did not wait for the Winograd commission to show him the door, he said.Opposition lawmakers from the dovish Meretz as well as the hard-line National Religious Party also called for the government to step down.

Olmert's office declined comment until the report's official publication, but aides said Olmert was confident he would weather the storm and that he had no intention of quitting. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Vice Premier Shimon Peres pledged that the report's findings would be taken seriously.

We shall correct everything that calls for correction, he said. Olmert's popular support is nearing single figures in newspaper polls, mostly because of the Lebanon war, but also because of allegations of his involvement in alleged corruption including real estate deals and undue interference in government transactions to favor friends and backers. Olmert has denied any wrongdoing.

For Zion I will not be Silent. US Rabbis Arrested
by Baruch Gordon (INN) APR 29,07

On April 17, 2007, some 50 Rabbis, students, and laymen staged a sit-in protest calling on the United Nations Secretary General to expel Iran from the international body for its threats to wipe the State of Israel off the map. The protest began with a demonstration at the Iranian mission to the UN, and continued with a march through the streets of New York to the Isaiah Peace Wall.The day begins with a protest at the Iranian Mission to the UN It was under this wall bearing Isaiah's prophecy of world peace that the group of distinguished Jewish leaders acted on the prophet's declaration: For Zion's sake I will not be silent and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be still. In a glaring act of civildisobedience, the US Jewish leaders sat down on the busy New York City sidewalk obstructing pedestrian traffic.

New York City police warned the activists to voluntarily clear the way or face arrest and charges of disorderly conduct. The Rabbis chose the latter option, and one by one, they were handcuffed and hauled away. Three paddy-wagons of rabbis, students, and lay leaders were brought to Central Booking where they joined together in a spirited afternoon Mincha prayer service. They were later released.All streams of American Judaism were represented. In the words of participant Rabbi Mark Ankcorn, There were Orthodox, Conservative, Traditional, and Reform rabbis all in custody for protesting at the UN, and I was proud to be with them.

US President Meets with 2 Top European Union Leaders
By VOA News 30 April 2007

U.S. President Bush (r) meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, 30 Apr 2007 The United States is hosting an annual summit on economic and security issues with two top European Union leaders Monday at the White House.President George W. Bush is holding talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as Germany currently holds the rotating EU presidency, and with the head of the European Commission, Jose Barroso.

The U.S. and EU leaders are also expected to sign several economic agreements, including an open skies aviation deal aimed at boosting trans-Atlantic commerce. Mr. Bush has refused to commit the United States to limiting its production of greenhouse emissions, saying it would hurt the U.S. economy. The 27-nation EU agreed last month to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Europe by 20 percent by the year 2020.

Scientists say greenhouse emissions are a key factor in climate changes responsible for global warming.

IDF Chief of Staff: Gaza Ground Offensive is Needed
by Hillel Fendel (INN) APR 30,07

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi says the only way to stop the Palestinian terrorists from firing Kassam rockets from Gaza into Israel is via an IDF ground operation. He said this to the Cabinet ministers at Sunday's weekly Cabinet meeting. Our helicopters and artillery fire can reduce the Kassam rocket firings, Ashkenazi said, but cannot prevent them completely.The Deputy Head of the General Security Service, who was also present at the Cabinet meeting, said that all the raw materials used to launch Kassams in Gaza, except some Egyptian-made explosives, are smuggled in from Israel via the Karni Crossing.The GSS official also said that Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists continue to be trained militarily in Iran and Syria.

Olmert: Restraint Will End

Opening the meeting, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that Israel will not be able to restrain itself for long in the face of the continued Kassam rocket fire from Gaza. We have no interest in escalating the situation, Olmert said, but we cannot ignore the continued Kassams and the attempts of terrorists to infiltrate into Israel.The Prime Minister said that Israel had warned the Palestinian Authority that though it is not interested in escalation, we will not avoid taking the necessary steps necessary to protect our citizens living in the south.Just last Tuesday, on Independence Day, Hamas unleashed a barrage of rockets and mortar shells on Sderot and environs, causing damage but no serious injuries.

Intelligence sources say the attack was meant to camouflage an attempt to kidnap a soldier and/or a major terrorist attack in the area.


1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.(3 1/2 YRS)

27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant with many for one
week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.


Campaign to Upgrade the Old City's Small Wall
by Hillel Fendel (INN) APR 30,07

Unknown to most visitors to the Western Wall, the remnant of the Holy Temple compound extends to the north far beyond what they can see - and a campaign is underway to publicize this.

The Western Wall is a supporting wall of the Temple Mount complex, on which the two Holy Temples were built approximately 2,850 and 2,350 years ago, respectively. Though it is technically outside the Temple area, it has special sanctity; the rabbinic Sages taught that the Divine Presence would never leave the Western Wall. Of the nearly 500 meters of length of the Western Wall, roughly 200 meters of the southern end [to the right of the worshipers] are easily accessible today - but the remainder is just as sacred. Another 100 meters or so are included in a tour of the Western Wall Tunnels. Above these tunnels, near the Iron Gate entrance to the Temple Mount and on Temple Mount floor level, is an open area facing a short segment of the Wall. This is the area known as the Kotel HaKatan.

One Would Not Know It

Though it is off the beaten track, the Kotel HaKatan is actually slightly more holy than the familiar Western Wall plaza, because of its closer proximity to the Holy of Holies of the ancient Temples.

However, one would not know this upon visiting it - for it is hard to get to, has no trappings of a holy site, and is not even protected 24 hours a day.A no-littering sign is an improvement, but what we really want is a sign saying that this is a holy site and that it should be treated appropriately. An ad-hoc committee named Kotleinu, Our Wall, is working to promote and improve conditions at the Kotel HaKatan. The committee comprises mostly residents of the Old City of Jerusalem who are concerned that the area is not treated with the respect it deserves. The group says that of late, for the first time ever, the Tourism Ministry department in charge of Holy Sites has committed to upkeep the Kotel HaKatan. Deputy Director-General Rafi Ben-Hur acknowledged that the Ministry is responsible for the area, but said that special budgeting must be obtained before this responsibility can be actualized.Despite this, some recent improvements at the site include a police presence during daylight hours, a security camera monitoring the area and the access road, municipality-provided street-sweeping - and even a sign that says Do not litter.A no-littering sign is an improvement, an active Kotleinu member told Arutz-7, but what we really want is a sign saying that this is a holy site and that
it should be treated appropriately.

Prayer Services and Arab Bicycles

Yeshivat HaKotel maintains a daily afternoon prayer service there, and other groups and yeshivot also pray there on Shabbatot. This, despite the fact that there are no chairs or prayer stands at the site; even prayer-books cannot be stored there, as there is no security at night. Sometimes, Arab children pass through there with their bicycles, or Arab women with their shopping bags - reminiscent of the scene of the regular Western Wall up until several decades ago.If the Ministry sees that tourists from both in and out of Israel frequent the place and are interested in it, Kotleinu feels, this will provide an incentive to upgrade it. This is why we have started a letter-writing campaign to this effect.

Kotleinu asks concerned citizens and tourists to join the campaign for improving Kotel HaKatan conditions by visiting the Small Wall and by writing to or faxing (02-6496157) Tourism Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch.

Guardians of the faith APR 30,07
By Moshe Arens

The holiest sites of Christianity and Judaism, as well as major sacred Muslim sites, are located in the Land of Israel. The major Christian holy sites are in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth; the main Muslim holy sites are on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and in Hebron; and the major Jewish holy sites are the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. All Israeli governments have shown great respect for the Muslim and Christian holy sites and proper deference to the international Muslim and Christian communities, making a great effort to preserve the sites and to assure free access. For some strange reason, this is not true for the sites sacred to religious Jews.

Although great care has been given to the Western Wall and the large plaza built at its foot, the Temple Mount itself is frequently not accessible to Jews. And the Cave of the Patriarchs has been left in the care of the small Jewish community that has reestablished itself in Hebron, and the Muslim religious authorities. It reminds one of the days of the British Mandate, when Jews were not permitted to bring Torah scrolls to the Western Wall or blow the shofar there, or to ascend beyond the seventh step on the stairs leading to the Cave of the Patriarchs edifice.

When Ehud Barak, in the dying days of his ill-fated government, offered Yasser Arafat control of the Temple Mount in the Camp David negotiations without arousing a storm of protest in Israel, this affirmed that preserving and maintaining access to Jewish holy sites was not very high on some Israelis' priority list. Where does this cavalier attitude toward Jewish holy sites, expressed by so many Israelis, come from? It is true that many of these Israelis are secular, and some even are atheist. But why this lack of respect for the religious citizens of Israel and the places they hold sacred, while showing proper respect for the Muslim and Christian holy sites? There seems to be something almost perverse here, possibly in need of psychological analysis. The dislike that many Israelis, especially those on the left, have for the religious Jewish community may very well be at the root of this

When it comes to the small Jewish community in Hebron, the fury shown by some Israelis has no bounds. They claim the Hebron community should never have been permitted to settle there in the first place; that once they were there, they should have been forcibly evicted; and that this should now be done at the first opportunity. Now that the community has acquired the halfway house between Kiryat Arba and the Cave of the Patriarchs, the drums are being beaten again: Under no circumstances should they be allowed to occupy this structure. Defense Minister Amir Peretz and the entire Labor Party, supported by Meretz, are now pledging to ensure that they do not.

It is true that the thuggish behavior of many in that community is intolerable. Left to their own devices and protected by the Israel Defense Forces, they insult Hebron's Arab residents, throw rocks and damage property. Their unruly behavior shames many Israelis, religious and secular, who value the historic and religious importance of the Cave of the Patriarchs and do not want the 1929 massacre of
Hebron's Jewish community to remain history's final verdict. However, the neglect of Israeli governments and the absence of a clear policy has left this small band of zealots with the task of assuring access to one of the holiest sites in Judaism. As things stand now, if they were not there, Jews would not be able to get even to the seventh step. Let's think again before we decide to throw them out of the halfway house. Let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater.

By Joel C. Rosenberg

(Washington, D.C., April 30, 2007) To answer the question many of you have emailed me about: yes, I am working on another novel, Dead Heat. I'm about half-way done at the moment. I hope to finish it later this summer and, Lord willing, it will release in the spring of 2008. A political thriller set in the midst of a presidential campaign, the novel explores a what if scenario that concerns me more every day: what if a terrorist network or terrorist regime were to actually launch a nuclear attack against the United States? How might they do it? What cities might they target? How would we stop them? How would we retaliate? To develop the most realistic scenario possible, I've been meeting with top military and intelligence experts in the U.S. and the Middle East. While these conversations have been off the record, I can tell you that there is a growing (if reluctant) consensus that it's not a matter of if but when such an attack, or series of attacks, will occur.

In February of this year, for example, James E. Goodby of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies wrote: It's only a matter of time. That's what the experts say when asked whether a terrorist organization might detonate an atom bomb in an American city.

Yossef Bodansky, former director of the U.S. Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, said in 2004 that the United States is losing the war on terrorism and faces an inevitable al-Qaida attack with weapons of mass destruction that will be worse than 9/11 All of the warnings we have today indicate that a major strike something more horrible than anything we've seen before is all but inevitable.Graham Allison, author of the 2004 book, Nuclear Terrorism, warned: If policy makers in Washington keep doing what they are currently doing about the threat, a nuclear terrorist attack on America is likely to occur in the next decade. And if one lengthens the time frame, a nuclear strike is inevitable. Former Senator Sam Nunn (D-Georgia), once head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told National Geographic in 2005: Increasingly, we are being warned that an act of nuclear terrorism is inevitable. I am not willing to concede that point. But I do believe that unless we greatly elevate our effort [to secure nuclear materials] and the speed of our response, we could face disaster.

Now ex-CIA chief George Tenet is issuing the same warning, saying al-Qaeda's top priority is obtaining nuclear weapons to attack the U.S. directly.

Excerpts from an L.A. Times story: The main threat posed by Al Qaeda lies in its quest to obtain a nuclear bomb, former CIA Director George J. Tenet writes in his new book. In At the Center of the Storm, Tenet writes at some length about Al Qaeda's attempts to obtain or develop a nuclear weapon.

I am convinced that this is where [Osama bin Laden] and his operatives desperately want to go, Tenet writes. They understand that bombings by cars, trucks, trains and planes will get them some headlines, to be sure. But if they manage to set off a mushroom cloud, they will make history. Tenet details several attempts by the CIA to prevent Al Qaeda from acquiring nuclear weapons. Just weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks, a Pakistani organization, Ummah Tameer-e-Nau, or UTN, had met in Afghanistan with Bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman Zawahiri, to discuss how Al Qaeda should go about building a nuclear device, the CIA was told. Tenet also sketches out details of an attempt by Al Qaeda leaders in Saudi Arabia to buy what he described as three black-market Russian nuclear devices in 2002 and 2003.


--Every day 30,000 trucks, 6,500 rail cars, and 140 ships deliver more than 50,000 cargo containers into the United States, but only 5 percent ever get screened. But even this screening, which rarely involves physical inspection, may not detect nuclear weapons or fissile material.
--There are approximately 130 nuclear research reactors in 40 countries. Two dozen of these have enough highly enriched uranium for one or more nuclear bombs.
--If terrorists bought or stole a complete weapon, they could set it off immediately. If instead they bought fissile material, they could build a crude but working nuclear bomb within a year.
--In Russia, 10,000 nuclear warheads and fissile material for 30,000 additional weapons remain vulnerable to theft.
--Pakistan's black marketers, led by the country's leading nuclear scientist, A. Q. Khan, have sold comprehensive nuclear starter kits that included advanced centrifuge components, blueprints for nuclear warheads, uranium samples in quantities sufficient to make a small bomb, and even provided personal consulting services to assist nuclear development.

Sunday, April 29, 2007



1-WORLD QUAKES LAST 2 DAYS.2-Earthquake hits Solomon Islands. 3-The Nation's Weather. 4-Israel wraps up West Bank war games. 5-Inquiring minds lead to saved souls at Creation Museum. 6-EU pledges to help fight diseases under Millennium Goals. 7-Israel denies Olmert comments on Iran missile raid. 8-Jerusalem Day: By Evans K Chama. 09-Russian leader newly combative, defiant. 10-Turks protest Islamic-rooted government.


MATTHEW 24:7-8
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

MARK 13:8
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:(ETHNIC GROUP AGAINST ETHNIC GROUP) and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

LUKE 21:11
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.


Earthquake hits Solomon Islands Sun Apr 29, 3:31 AM ET

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - A moderate earthquake toppled several houses Sunday in the Solomon Islands near where a quake and tsunami killed 52 people earlier this month, an official said. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a magnitude 5.4 quake struck mid-afternoon local time, 25 miles southeast of the region's main town of Gizo and 6 miles beneath the earth's crust. The quake was too small to pose a tsunami risk.Provincial government member Danny Kennedy said there were reports of houses being toppled on the island of Mono in the western Solomons, but he said Gizo appeared to have suffered little damage. There were no reports of casualties.It certainly shook us quite a lot, Kennedy said.A magnitude 8.1 quake and tsunami on April 2 killed 52 people, including 33 on Gizo island.


LUKE 21:25-26
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;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
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.

The Nation's Weather By WEATHER UNDERGROUND, For The Associated Press
Sun Apr 29, 7:14 AM ET

Forecasters predicted thunderstorms in the Southwest and a cold front in the Plains, while conditions in the Southwest were expected to remain dry on Sunday. A slow-moving storm system was expected to crawl through the Southwest, bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms and possible flash-flooding. A separate system was expected to move through the Northeast.A cold front was expected from the northern Plains to the Great Lakes, bringing rain showers. In the Northwest, a Pacific cold +front was expected, bringing some rain showers.

Conditions in the Southeast were expected to be warm and clear.

High temperatures in parts of the Southwest were expected to rise into the 90s and 100s, while the Plains could see temperatures in the 70s, 80s and 90s. The Northeast was expected to experience a range of temperatures, from the 40s to the 70s.Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday ranged from a low of 19 degrees at Raco, Mich., to a high of 110 degrees at Death Valley, Calif.

Israel wraps up West Bank war games Fri Apr 27, 8:31 AM ET

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel has ended extensive military manoeuvres in the occupied West Bank that were designed to assimilate lessons learned from last year's war in Lebanon, a senior officer said on Friday. For the last 40 hours we have conducted large ground exercises in the Judean desert, Lieutenant Colonel Elad Ratsabi, the commander of the elite Shelah unit, told AFP by telephone.

These exercises were organised to deal with various scenarios and to take on board lessons learnt after the Second Lebanon War, he said.The war games mobilised a brigade, including artillery, armoured vehicles, infantry and sappers, and followed two and a half months of intensive training, Ratsabi said. A brigade numbers about 2,000 soldiers.A government commission into the conduct and failures of the Lebanon war between Israel and the Shiite militia Hezbollah is to publish partial findings on Monday, amid ongoing calls for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign.The commission was established on September 17 under pressure from thousands of army reservists who complained about inadequate preparation for battle, as well as perceived military and political mismanagement of the conflict.

Inquiring minds lead to saved souls at Creation Museum
allie 27, 2007

Workers at a museum that will focus on the biblical account of creation say the facility is changing lives, even though it has not yet officially opened. Most recently, a 28-year-old construction worker accepted Christ as Savior and Lord after working at the Creation Museum site for a few months.Ken Ham is president of Answers in Genesis (AIG), the biblical creationist and Christian apologetics group that is opening the Creation Museum, its $27-million project in northern Kentucky near Cincinnati. So far, he says, ten contractors have been saved while working at the museum, where many of the workers hear the gospel as they inquire about the museum.Ministry staff and volunteers have been working on the Creation Museum for several years, Ham says; however, he notes, You also hire people from temp agencies and also have outside contractors that come in, and they start asking about the museum. And for many of these outside workers, he explains, we find that they have no background understanding of the Bible at all, and they say things like, Oh, I didn't know the Bible taught about that.

At that point, these curious workers hear about the flood, and then they hear about the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, and the Tower of Babel, and so on, the AIG spokesman notes. Then, he says, what really happens is, as they're asking about the museum, they actually hear what the Bible is teaching, and they hear the gospel and then they start to ask more questions.That is because, for many of these people, they just have a lack of knowledge. They've just never heard, Ham asserts. That is why the Bible instructs Christians to go out into all the world and preach the gospel, he points out. If they haven't heard, we need to go out and tell them.All this is exciting too, the biblical creationist says, because when they come to the museum here, they recognize [that] we're not just saying, Here's what the Bible says. We're also saying, And we have this evidence to back it up.The Answers in Genesis Creation Museum is set to open Memorial Day, May 28. The attraction will feature more than 80 animatronic dinosaurs, a room housing a replica of Noah's Ark, and rooms portraying Babylon and Eden.American Family News Network - All Rights Reserved

DANIEL 7:23-24
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast(THE EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TR BLOCKS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise:(10 NATIONS) and another shall rise after them;(#11 SPAIN) and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(BE HEAD OF 3 KINGS OR NATIONS).

EU pledges to help fight diseases under Millennium Goals
CommissionHealth/Consumer 28 April 2007 - Issue : 727

The European Union reiterated the commitment to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis on a global scale and help meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. The Council comprising of the Foreign Ministers of 27 members states of the EU on April 232 highlighted the important role the European Union plays in confronting these diseases and urged concerned to the pursue goals and objectives set out in the 2000 UN Millennium Declaration and allied proposals to fight against HIV/AIDS globally.The Council recognises that the fight against HIV/AIDS can only be successful if a comprehensive approach is taken that includes scaling up significantly towards the goal of universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010, it stated in its conclusions.

Emphasising the importance of achieving sufficient, long-term, predicable, sustainable and increased funding to tackle HIV/AIDS, the Council declared, The EU will collectively maintain and increase funding to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and welcomes also the development and exploration of innovative sources of financing including through such mechanism as the International Drug Purchase Facility (UNITAID), the International Finance Facility (IFF), Advance Market Commitment for Vaccines (AMC) and others.The Council called for sponsoring “an EU or International Conference at the expert level with a wide group of stakeholders including representatives of the WHO, the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), civil society, including the International Partnership for Microbicides and the Association for Microbiocide developments, regulatory authorities from developing countries and the pharmaceutical industry, on expanding HIV/AIDS preventive options.

The EU commitment not only to recognise the importance of the ongoing programming process for developing counties, but also to provide the necessary funding through different European financial instruments comes as a shot in the arm for the efforts around the world to fight these diseases especially HIV/AIDS.

Israel denies Olmert comments on Iran missile raid Sat Apr 28, 8:30 AM ET

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office denied on Saturday he had told a German magazine Iran's disputed nuclear program could be severely hit by firing 1,000 cruise missiles in a 10-day attack. Germany's Focus magazine said its reporter, Amir Taheri, asked Olmert in an interview whether military action would be an option if Iran continued to defy the United Nations. It quoted Olmert as responding: Nobody is ruling it out."It is impossible perhaps to destroy the entire nuclear program but it would be possible to damage it in such a way that it would be set back years, Focus quoted Olmert as saying. It would take 10 days and would involve the firing of 1,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles, it quoted him as saying.

Olmert's spokeswoman, Miri Eisin, said the prime minister had spoken to the author of the Focus article, but she said Olmert did not make the comments that were attributed to him.Eisin said the meeting was not an interview and was conducted for background purposes, on the understanding it would not be used.The prime minister did not say these things, Eisin said.Ulrich Schmidla, a foreign affairs editor at Focus magazine, said he would try to contact the reporter who conducted the interview, who was a regular contributor.Iran says it is developing nuclear technology for power generation, but the West fears it is trying to build a bomb and two sets of U.N. sanctions have been imposed on Tehran.European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana urged Washington on Friday to speak directly to Iran over its nuclear program and said he was sure Tehran was ready for such talks.Focus quoted Olmert as saying UN sanctions should be given a chance to work before military action was considered.

We must give the (U.N.) process time to take effect, it quoted him as saying. We have no intention of attacking Iran at the moment.Olmert was quoted as saying he doubted whether Iran's nuclear program was as far advanced as Tehran said. I don't think that Iran is about to cross the nuclear technology threshold as its leaders claim, he was quoted as saying. We still have time to stop them.Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has proclaimed Iran's ability to enrich on an industrial scale, but U.N. inspectors say it remains at test level.Iran would face further sanctions if it has not stopped enrichment by a new Security Council deadline of May 24.


32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:(ISRAEL WAS LITERALLY REBORN JUST BEFORE SUMMER,MAY 14,1948).

MARK 13:28
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:


LUKE 21:24
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people (ISRAEL) and upon thy holy city, (JERUSALEM) to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Jerusalem Day: By Evans K. Chama SUN APR 29,07

May 16, 2007 Israel celebrates the 40th anniversary of Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day; the commemoration of the unification of Jerusalem after the 6-day war of 1967. In 1947, the UN decided to create a Jewish and an Arab state out of the Land of Israel of which Jerusalem was to remain neutral, belonging to neither state. That couldn’t be realised exactly as planned. When the British mandate ended on 15th May 1948, Seven Arab states waged war on Israel that ended in dividing Jerusalem. The East of Jerusalem, including the Old City, occupied by Arabs, belonged to Jordan while the West of Jerusalem was in the state of Israel. The borders were strict, no going and coming between these two peoples. The matter nonetheless remained unsettled for Jerusalem was an organic, inseparable part of Israel in the Jewish conscience, belief and history. And Jews have always demonstrated against loss of Jerusalem in history.

Some refused to eat meat or drink wine when nothing of it could be sacrificed no longer nor poured on the altar as libation, after losing Jerusalem and the Temple. Even in times of joy a Jew would not forget the lost Jerusalem. In the house, he would leave a patch of wall unfinished, at the wedding a groom’s forehead would be dabbed with ashes, the jewellery of the bride removed, and a cup broken. Jews are enjoined, If I forget you, Jerusalem, Rabbi Yehudah Prero said, let my right hand forget its skill.A Jew cannot make a home outside Israel, not matter his success in Diaspora he remains a slave; subject to immoral influences. The land of Israel is the holiest of all lands, and the city of Jerusalem the holiest in Israel. Only when in this holy land can a Jew be faithful to the Torah. Owing to this passion, such division of the City was unbearable and tension was already growing between Israel and Arabs states like Jordan, Syria, and Egypt, to mention some. War was in sight. Israel pre-emptied this situation and launched an attack on 5th June 1967; a war that lasted six days ending in Israel’s capture of the East of Jerusalem.

The Commander`s Speech of victory to the soldiers at the Temple Mount leaves no shadows of that Passion: For 2,000 years, the Temple Mount was off limits to the Jews. Until you, the paratroopers, came and returned it to the bosom of its people. The Western Wall, towards which every Jewish heart beats, is again in our hands…. To you has fallen the great privilege to complete the circle, to give back to the people its eternal capital and its sacred centre….Jerusalem is yours - forever.The Israel government was quick to effect the unification. The municipal area extended and Israel law applied in the whole City. Jews acquired houses in the newly conquered land. The garbage that had accumulated at the Western Wall, including the house around, was quickly cleared. The situation was quite delicate owing to different interests involved in the city. Firstly, for Jews, Israel is a land given to them as chosen people with Jerusalem as the citadel of God; his presence assured by the Temple. Then Arabs had lived here hundreds of years but all of a sudden became foreigners in the land they had known as theirs. The Arab Muslim world was also concerned about the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest place in Islam, which stands on the Temple Mount.

Christians too needed assurance, would they continue to have free access to their Holy Places; respecting the existing rights? Then, an international community. When Israeli Parliament declared Jerusalem, the undivided, eternal capital of the State of Israel in 1980 thirteen national embassies in Jerusalem closed as the declaration was against the UN resolution. However, the Israeli Government pledged commitment to make Jerusalem open to all members of different religions. In all these arrangements there is, of course, nothing that alters in the slightest degree any of the existing rights in the Holy Places, which the Government of Israel will respect in full. So Jerusalem Day, celebrated on Iyar 28, 8th month of the Jewish calendar, commemorates the re-possession of the entire city.

On this day k`eir shechubra la yachdav slogan is chanted that means The city which was reunited, based on Psalm122:3 The built-up Jerusalem is like a city that was joined together within itself. Even the festival Hallel, rarely used in Jewish liturgy, except at Passover and Independence day, is recited on this day because of the importance attached to Jerusalem, more than Israeli’s political power over the rest of the land of Israel. Crowds march around the city singing, dancing, and waving flags walking through the Old City to the Western Wall where speeches and festive dancing continue. This is a triumphal achievement for Jews. During the 19 years between the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 and the Six Day War in 1967, Jews could not dare set foot in the Old City, no access therefore to their shrine. Only one possibility was open for them.

They used to climb the Mount Zion or the cemetery on Mount of Olives in order to set their eyes on the Temple Mount. Then, is it not just plain that Jerusalem Day is actually a Jewish feast? Well, today a Jew or an Arab can walk on the streets of East or West of Jerusalem, though their relationship still leaves much to desire. Besides, thousands of pilgrimages: Jews, Christians and Moslems pour into the city each day, free to worship and visit their Holy Places. If all that is the fruit of the unification, then, Jerusalem Day should be a celebration for many other people than Jews alone; and therefore a reason enough to be interested in the well-being of this Holy City. Therefore, if I do not pray for your peace Jerusalem, indeed, let my right hand forget its skill. Evans K. Chama 2007 A Missionary of Africa, studying theology in Jerusalem


DANIEL 11:40-45
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south( EGYPT) push at him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) and the king of the north (RUSSIA AND MUSLIM HORDES OF EZEK 38+39) shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.(JORDAN)
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA 2ND WAVE OF WW3) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)
45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

The Third and Final Wave of WW3 is when all Nations march to Jerusalem, but JESUS bodily returns to earth and destroys them,sets up his KINGDOM OF RULE FOR 1000 YEARS THEN FOREVER.

Russian leader newly combative, defiant By DOUGLAS BIRCH, Associated Press Writer Sat Apr 28, 8:41 PM ET

MOSCOW - As Vladimir Putin enters what could be the last year of his presidency, he has become more defiant of international pressure and more willing to challenge the United States and Europe.

Russia's affluence and stability, fueled by high oil prices, have given him the confidence to confront the West and to try to reassert the nation's influence as a world power. But Western critics warn the Kremlin's new assertiveness reflects renewed imperial ambitions and threatens its neighbors.Either way, the world appears to be entering a new period of accusation and acrimony in East-West relations with fresh fractures now appearing in fault lines resembling those that marked the Cold War.The Russians don't want a return to the Cold War, said Andrew Kuchins, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. But on issues they care about, they're going to play harder ball.In his state of the nation speech Thursday, Putin denounced what he said was foreign interference in Russia's internal affairs. Angered by a U.S. plan to place ballistic missile defenses in the Czech Republic and Poland, he threatened to walk away from an agreement that regulates the deployment of heavy non-nuclear weapons around Europe.

The Russian leader also rattled Washington in February with a closely watched and bellicose speech in Munich, accusing the United States of an overly aggressive American foreign policy.Russia has increased prices of oil and gas in the face of defiance from former Soviet states, briefly cutting off supplies in some cases.European officials watched the disruptions with growing concern about Russia's reliability as an energy supplier. The United States and others in the West have accused Russia of trying to use its vast energy resources as a political weapon.Some analysts say Putin has sought to turn back the clock by embracing the great power politics of the 19th century. Only this time, the Kremlin seems prepared to rely mainly on its economic clout and energy resources, rather than military force, to influence its neighbors.

Given Putin's overwhelming popularity at home, his successor who is scheduled to be elected in March 2008 is likely to be similarly combative.Dmitri Trenin, a scholar with the Carnegie Moscow Center, said Russia's new assertiveness is the logical result of the trauma it suffered after the Soviet collapse.Putin's criticism of the West kind of clears the air, he said, by demanding Russia's opinions be respected. That follows a decade when the Kremlin felt powerless in its dealings with the West in general and the United States in particular.There are three models of United States-Russian collaboration, at least as seen by Putin, Trenin said in a recent interview. The Gorbachev period can be summarized as attempts at partnership through concessions. The Yeltsin period, as partnership through submission. Putin wants a partnership built on competition.From the Soviet collapse through the end of Putin's first term in office, analysts said, Russia could do little more than complain as NATO expanded into Eastern Europe and the Baltic nations, and Western influence grew across the states of the former U.S.S.R. That changed following Putin's re-election in March 2004.

This time, under Putin II, they are resisting that openly and firmly, Trenin said.Neither has Russia, as many hoped, adopted Europe's political and social norms in particular, a commitment to political pluralism.That is not happening, he said. Russia is not going down the path of Europeanization.

Moscow's new aggressive posture abroad, many foreign analysts agree, is possible partly because of the perception that U.S. global influence has been weakened by the Iraq war. It's also due to the growing confidence that Russia has from its robust trillion-dollar, oil-fueled economy, which has averaged 6.7 percent annual growth since the disastrous financial crisis of 1998. Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Ukrainian prime minister who is now a pro-Western opposition leader, says in an article in the current edition of the influential journal Foreign Affairs that joint action is required by the West to blunt Moscow's imperial ambitions.

The Russia that emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union on Christmas Day 1991 came with borders that reflect no historical precedent, Tymoshenko wrote. Accordingly, Russia is devoting much of its energy to restoring political influence in, if not control of, its lost empire.The Russian Foreign Ministry on April 16 took the extraordinary step of responding directly to Tymoshenko's article, denouncing it as a kind of anti-Russian manifesto and an attempt to once again draw dividing lines in Europe and return the world as a minimum into the Cold War atmosphere.Douglas Birch is The Associated Press bureau chief in Moscow.


EZEKIEL 38:1-12
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW)and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY)of the north quarters, and all his bands:(SUDAN,AFRICA) and many people with thee.
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.(RUSSIA-EGYPT AND MUSLIMS)
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

PSALMS 83:3-7
3 They (ARABS,MUSLIMS) have taken crafty counsel against thy people,(ISRAEL) 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:(TREATIES)
6 The tabernacles of Edom,and the Ishmaelites;(ARABS) of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon,(JORDAN) and Amalek;(SYRIA) the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre;(LEBANON)

EZEKIEL 39:1-8
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

JOEL 2:3,20,30-31
3 A fire(NUCLEAR BOMB) devoureth before them;(RUSSIA-ARABS) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army,(RUSSIA,MUSLIMS) and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.(SIBERIAN DESERT)
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(NUCLEAR BOMB)
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

Turks protest Islamic-rooted government BENJAMIN HARVEY, Associated Press Writer APR 29,07

ISTANBUL, Turkey - At least 300,000 Turks waving the red national flag flooded central Istanbul on Sunday to demand the resignation of the government, saying the Islamic roots of Turkey's leaders threatened to destroy the country's modern foundations. Like the protesters who gathered for the second large anti-government demonstration in two weeks Turkey's powerful secular military has accused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of tolerating radical Islamic circles.They want to drag Turkey to the dark ages, said 63-year-old Ahmet Yurdakul, a retired government employee who attended the protest.

More than 300,000 people took part in a similar rally in Ankara two weeks ago.

Sunday's demonstration was organized more than a week ago, but it came a day after Erdogan's government rejected the military's warning about the disputed presidential election and called it interference that is unacceptable in a democracy.The ruling party candidate, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, failed to win a first-round victory Friday in a parliamentary presidential vote marked by tensions between secularists and the pro-Islamic government. Most opposition legislators boycotted the vote and challenged its validity in the Constitutional Court.The military said Friday night that it was gravely concerned and indicated it was willing to become more openly involved in the process a statement some interpreted as an ultimatum to the government to rein in officials who promote Islamic initiatives.Sunday's crowd chanted that the presidential palace was closed to imams.Some said Parliament Speaker Bulent Arinc was an enemy of the secular system, because he said the next president should be pious.In the 1920s, with the Ottoman Empire in ruins, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk imposed Western laws, replaced Arabic script with the Latin alphabet, banned Islamic dress and granted women the right to vote.

The ruling party, however, has supported religious schools and tried to lift the ban on Islamic head scarves in public offices and schools. Secularists are also uncomfortable with the idea of Gul's wife, Hayrunisa, being in the presidential palace because she wears the traditional Muslim head scarf.We don't want a covered woman in Ataturk's presidential palace, said Ayse Bari, a 67-year-old housewife. We want civilized, modern people there.The military, one of the most respected institutions in Turkey, regards itself as the guardian of the secular system and has staged three coups since 1960.Neither Sharia, nor coup but fully democratic Turkey, read a banner carried by a demonstrator on Sunday.
Associated Press Writer Selcan Hacaoglu in Ankara contributed to this report.

Saturday, April 28, 2007



1-WORLD QUAKES LAST 2 DAYS. 2-Earth tremor hits southeast England. 3-The Nation's Weather 4-April sets European heat records By Jeremy Lovell. 5-Chavez touts new air-defense system. 6-Saudi militant plot mirrored 9/11 attack. 7-Migrating birds darken weather radar.


MATTHEW 24:7-8
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

MARK 13:8
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:(ETHNIC GROUP AGAINST ETHNIC GROUP) and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

LUKE 21:11
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.


Update time = Sat Apr 28 12:00 PM EDT

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APR 27,07

Earth tremor hits southeast England APR 28,07

FOLKESTONE (Reuters) - Southeast England was hit by a small earthquake on Saturday that brought down power lines and caused structural damage. Kent Police worked with emergency services in the coastal town of Folkestone the area worst hit by the tremor to handle over 200 emergency calls. 135 firefighters, some using specialist equipment, were deployed.A 30-year-old woman suffered a minor head and neck injury. There were no reports of serious injuries.We can be genuinely thankful so few people were injured, said Chief Superintendent Alasdair Hope.

Experts gave differing estimates of the earthquake's strength with the U.S. Geological Survey measuring the tremor's magnitude at 4.7 on the Richter scale while the British Geological Survey put it at 4.3.

It's similar to ones in 1950 and 1776, said Dr Roger Musson of the British Geological Survey (BGS). We're quite fortunate that it's as small as it is.The earthquake brought down power lines with several thousand homes affected, but EDF Energy Networks said service were quickly restored in the Folkestone and Dover areas.After the earthquake, local residents called television stations to report
feeling the ground shake, cracks appearing in homes and chimneys being brought down.It woke me. It felt like an explosion and my bedroom started shaking backwards and forwards. It was a violent,

violent rattle, Alison Reiney told Sky News.Lorraine Muir said chimneys had come down, gas and electricity supplies were off and people were evacuated from their homes by the Salvation Army. The earthquake had no effect on international travel services with Eurotunnel, which runs cross-channel rail links to France from its terminal near Folkestone on the English coast, running normally.

A spokesman at nearby Dover, one of the busiest ferry ports in Europe, also said There has been no impact on ferries or on checking in.The tremor, which struck at 0718 GMT, was the largest British earthquake since the one that hit Dudley in the West Midlands in 2002.

Damaging earthquakes are rare but not unknown in the UK, and the Kent region is one of those areas that has experienced them before, said Professor Bill McGuire, the director of Benfield UCL Hazard Research Center.Two big quakes shook the Dover Straits in 1382 and 1580, reportedly causing widespread damage in adjacent areas of England and France.McGuire said the largest recent tremor in Britain was the 1931 Dogger Bank earthquake, which measured 6.1 on the Richter scale and was felt in France and Belgium.


LUKE 21:25-26
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;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
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.

The Nation's Weather By WEATHER UNDERGROUND, For The Associated Press
Sat Apr 28, 5:34 AM ET

Much of the country will enjoy dry conditions Saturday, as a frontal system that dumped rain on parts of the East Coast moves out to sea. Lingering showers are possible in areas of the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic region and Northeast.A low pressure system near Baja, Calif., is expected to pull moist air from Mexico to the Southwest, causing showers and thunderstorms from Arizona through Texas.

A spring heat wave is expected to continue in the Southwest and California, with temperatures in the 100s expected in some areas. Temperatures in the Northwest are expected to be in the 60s and 70s.Temperatures in the 70s and 80s are expected in the Plains and Southeast, while the Northeast will likely get temperatures in the 50s and 60s.Temperatures in the lower 48 states Friday ranged from a low of 24 degrees at Stanley, Idaho, to a high of 106 degrees at Death Valley, Calif.


ISAIAH 30:26-27
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:

MATTHEW 24:21-22,29
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened (Daylight hours shortened)
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

April sets European heat records By Jeremy Lovell
Sat Apr 28, 1:14 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - This month is set to be the warmest April in Britain since records began nearly 350 years ago and all over Europe tourists are slapping on the sun cream several weeks ahead of schedule. Britain's Met Office said the average temperature in central England from April 1-25 was 11.1 degrees Celsius, 3.4 degrees above the norm and the highest since records began in 1659.

Temperatures from Belgium to Italy are averaging more than three degrees above the 30-year norm.The office added there was a big chance of a repeat of the European heat wave of 2003 which killed some 35,000 people and which scientists attributed to global warming.As the spring rain stayed away, sidewalk cafes and outdoor leisure parks across Europe reported booming business but grain crops are showing signs of drought stress.In the Netherlands, the KNMI weather institute said this month had already broken records as the warmest, driest and sunniest April and noted global warming was one of the reasons.

The Netherlands has not had rain since March 22 and April is set to be the driest in at least 100 years. Farmers have started pumping water from canals and rivers to irrigate their crops.Germany has also recorded the highest April average temperature at 12 degrees, and the most hours of sunshine at more than 276, since records began in 1901, according to preliminary estimates by the German Weather Service (DWD).The lack of rainfall prompted several German states to issue warnings about the risk of forest fires which have hit neighbors Switzerland and Austria.Drought has hit Hungary's key grain regions and may severely reduce grain and oilseed crops, leading trading firm Agrograin said. In mid-April the average temperature was 5-6 degrees Celsius higher than usual, said meteorologist Gyorgy Gyuro.

Italy's river Po, which waters the region accounting for one-third of the country's agricultural production, fell on Sunday to 6.53 meters (21 ft 5 in) below its normal level at one control point, having fallen 80 centimeters in a week.Britain's Met Office said there was a one in eight chance of temperatures in the three summer months July, August and September repeating the 2003 and 2006 heat waves.

In meteorological terms that is really quite a high probability, a spokesman said.
On Friday, Britain's Department of the Environment warned of summer smog at the weekend with high ozone levels endangering the ill and elderly. But in contrast to 2006, Britain was at least not facing a drought after a mild and very wet winter.In Germany, one newspaper said soaring temperatures could inflame libidos.Skirts are getting shorter and there is more bare flesh flashing, Germany's biggest selling newspaper, Bild, wrote, warning Germans to keep a close eye on their partners.The heat excites the sex hormones much more strongly, disturbs the sleep and stimulates lust.(Additional reporting by Reuters' European bureaus)

Chavez touts new air-defense system By JORGE RUEDA, Associated Press Writer Fri Apr 27, 7:19 PM ET

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Friday his government was planning to develop an advanced air-defense system and purchase other arms that would make Venezuela impregnable to attack.

The leftist leader, who has repeatedly accused the United States of planning to invade his oil-rich nation, said Venezuela had test fired missiles on Thursday but it was not clear what kind of projectiles he was referring to.We're going to have a tremendous air-defense system, and with missiles capable of reaching 200 kilometers (124 miles), Chavez said during a televised speech. (It) will convert Venezuela into a nation truly invulnerable to any external threat, invulnerable to any plan of aggression.Chavez denied Venezuela was engaged in an arms buildup or posed a threat to regional stability as Washington has suggested, saying Venezuela was simply modernizing its military after years of neglect.They are necessary investments. We're not going to attack anybody, he said at the speech at a military academy in Caracas.Chavez also announced spending of more than US$561 million (euro411 million) for factories to build automatic AK-103 assault rifles, munitions, and detonators; a facility to train pilots to fly Russian M-17, M-26 and M-35 helicopters, and another facility to overhaul F-5 fighter jets.Venezuela was considering building a plant to maintain Russian helicopters, he added.The government has also approved funds to set up bases in preparation for the launch of Venezuela's Simon Bolivar satellite in Aug. 2008, Chavez said.Chavez has mentioned some of the plans before but had provided few details.

He first mentioned installing an air-defense system with missiles capable of shooting down approaching enemy warplanes following a world tour last August, saying his military was looking at systems produced by Russia, Belarus and Iran. He did not specify Friday if Venezuela planned to purchase or develop its own system.The (U.S.) empire doesn't want use to be independent or to have the technology or to be able to develop, he said.Washington has repeatedly denied it plans to invade Venezuela.

Saudi militant plot mirrored 9/11 attack By ABDULLAH SHIHRI and MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press Writers APR 28,07

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Some of the militants arrested in a terror sweep in Saudi Arabia trained to use civilian aircraft in suicide missions, an official said Saturday, detailing a plot mirroring the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki, the Interior Ministry spokesman, said the group of 172 Islamic extremists are carriers of al-Qaida ideology, working on achieving al-Qaida
goals, which is to take over the society.Saudi Arabia announced Friday that one of the largest terror sweeps to date in the kingdom had stopped plans to mount air attacks on the kingdom's oil refineries, break militants out of prison and send suicide attackers to kill government officials. Al-Turki said that some of those arrested had trained abroad as pilots.They were trained on civilian aircraft, to use the aircraft as a tool to carry out suicide operations, al-Turki told The Associated Press.

His comments marked a rare mention of al-Qaida by Saudi officials, who customarily refer to the organization as a deviant group. It was also the first confirmation that those arrested planned suicide missions similar to those in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.Al-Turki said the militants had trained in a troubled country that, could be Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, there are so many troubled regions in the world.

I can't specify.U.S. officials have warned that Iraq could become a regional base for extremists planning attacks elsewhere in the Middle East.A top cleric and religious adviser to the Interior Ministry, Sheik Majed al-Marsal, told al-Watan, an independent Saudi newspaper, that Iraq had become a base for terrorist groups. He did not refer specifically to the newly unveiled plot.

Those groups exploited the deteriorating situation in Iraq to receive those young men, to equip them and train them and then send them back to work inside (other countries), just like what happened in Afghanistan before, the cleric was quoted as saying.Interior Minister Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz said in a statement published Saturday in the Al-Riyadh newspaper efforts are under way to purify the country from the deviant groups and that more details of the sweep would emerge soon.God willing, the members of the deviant group will never realize their evil goals, he said.Saudi leaders began cracking down on religious extremists four years ago after militants attacked foreigners and others involved in the country's oil industry, seeking to topple the monarchy for its alliance with the U.S.Al-Turki told the AP that the militants planned to use the planes like car bombs ...

to use the aircraft as a tool to carry out suicide operations. He said the targets also included Saudi military bases, which he said the militants had no other way of reaching but through these means of blowing up an aircraft.The militants were organized into seven cells and planned to stage suicide attacks on public figures, oil facilities, refineries and military zones, including some outside the kingdom, the interior ministry has said. It did not identify any of the targets.Documents and confessions from the detained uncovered that they were targeting public figures, including officials, ministers, policemen, directors of vital sectors, al-Turki said Saturday.He said al-Qaida's target is, the ruling system, whenever they are.

Saudi Arabia's long alliance with the United States has angered Saudi extremists such as al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden a Saudi exile who object to Western ways.An austere strain of Islam known as Wahhabism is followed by the country's predominantly Sunni Muslim population, and militant groups have attracted recruits from Saudis with extremist leanings. Fifteen of the 19 airline hijackers in the Sept. 11 attacks were from here. The Saudi ruling family has pursued an aggressive campaign against militants over the past four years, and its security forces have managed to kill or capture most of those on its list of most-wanted al-Qaida loyalists in the country. Abdullah Shihri reported from Riyadh and Maggie Michael from Cairo, Egypt.



EZEKIEL 39:12-22
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.


11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

LUKE 17:34-37
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.(Christians have new bodies,this is the people against Jerusalem during the 7 yr treaty)(Christians bodies are not being eaten by the birds).

Migrating birds darken weather radar
Northward moving flocks so dense they look like showers
Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen; CanWest News Service - Saturday, April 28, 2007

OTTAWA - Birds are on the move north toward Canada, and this week the flocks have been so dense they're showing up on American weather radar stations as if they were rain showers.Blue blotches the colour used to show light rain have begun to dot weather radar maps from the Mississippi Valley east to the Atlantic as the radar picks up water in the birds' bodies.Many songbirds weigh only a few dozen grams, but when they travel in the millions, the radar thinks it's seeing rain.

The phenomenon happens at night, since small birds migrate after dark to avoid hawks.The radar picture accompanying this story shows the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday of this week. Each dark splotch is centred on one radar station. They're roughly round because each radar is able to see birds only within a limited distance. But there are also birds flying between the splotches.

I suspect what we're seeing here is a huge proportion of the bird life of the boreal forest coming home. Millions and millions of them, said Ottawa naturalist Dan Brunton.At this time of year, depending on weather, you're getting big buildups. It's like the start of the Boston Marathon. They wait for the best possible weather (a tailwind) and then they go.The migrant birds are largely small birds that live mainly in forests warblers, vireos and swallows.Most of North America is coming
across in the next 10 days, he said. Tens of millions are coming north right now.The birds show up every year on weather radars, said John W. Nielsen-Gammon, the state climatologist for Texas and a professor at Texas A and M University.

Migration is more concentrated in time in the spring than the fall, so it shows up best in the springtime, he said. Radars send out electromagnetic radiation, which is scattered back to the radar by a variety of things, including liquid water. And larger droplets of water give a much stronger return than small ones. A considerable portion of birds being water, they produce a very strong return signal for radar.It doesn't even take a densely packed flock just a fairly steady pattern of airborne bird traffic.The Edmonton Journal 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007



1-WORLD QUAKES LAST 2 DAYS.2-Storms, wind cause damage in 4 states. 3-The Nation's Weather. 4-Gassy blast from prehistoric volcanoes heated Earth. 5-Nationwide blackout strikes Colombia. 6-Hot, dry weather worries fire officials. 7-Cancer deaths set to exceed cardiovascular disease: StatsCan. 8-Hawking flies weightless aboard jet. 9-Iran Will Strike Israel with Thousands of Missiles if Attacked. 10-FM Livni: Security Fence Promotes Future PA State. 11-Netanyahu Promises to Repay Debt to Katif Expellees. 12-Feds threaten Texas over superhighway funds plan. 13-Biblical creationist disputes latest proof for evolution. 14-Virginia Tech campus torn between anger, forgiveness.


MATTHEW 24:7-8
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

MARK 13:8
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:(ETHNIC GROUP AGAINST ETHNIC GROUP) and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

LUKE 21:11
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.


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LUKE 21:25-26
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;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
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.

Storms, wind cause damage in 4 states By TOM COYNE, Associated Press Writer APR 27,07

LAPORTE, Ind. - Storms packing winds strong enough to toss a police cruiser over a fence spawned apparent tornadoes that leveled houses and downed power lines in several states. The storms buffeted parts of Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois and Ohio on Thursday. Tornadoes apparently touched down in Tennessee and Illinois, officials in those states said.Debris injured at least seven people in the northeastern Tennessee town of New Tazewell. At least six homes were destroyed, and as many as 400 homes about one in every five homes in Claiborne County lost power, officials said.

Jason Ellis said his family fled their mobile home when the wind started rocking it back and forth.It felt like the top of the house was fixing to come off. I just didn't want to chance it, he said.By Friday morning, electricity was restored to all but about two dozen homes, and roads had already been cleared of fallen limbs, said David Breeding, the county's deputy emergency management director.

About 100 miles to the southwest, a tornado touched down outside Crossville, Tenn., damaging buildings and peeling the roof off an unoccupied trailer, authorities said. No injuries were reported there.The National Weather Service sent teams Friday to both areas to confirm tornadoes.

Authorities said they expected emergency crews would find more damaged homes and buildings on Friday.In Plainfield, Ill., a small tornado tore off parts of a nursing home's roof, flipped over a minivan and damaged several homes but no injuries were reported, authorities said.

In Indiana, a LaPorte County sheriff's department patrol car was tossed over a 3-foot-high fence, said Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer.I don't think I would have believed it unless I'd seen it, he said.In rural Brown County in southwestern Ohio, Donna Young's front porch was blown about 50 feet from her house, she said.It was a nice, railed, country covered porch, she said. The storm came from the south and just picked the porch to take out.

The Nation's Weather By WEATHER UNDERGROUND, For The Associated Press
Fri Apr 27, 5:57 AM ET

Forecasters predicted heavy rain in New England and the Mid-Atlantic, and temperatures were expected to sizzle in southern California.

A few thunderstorms were expected along the East Coast, and heavy rain was forecast for parts of New England and the Mid-Atlantic.Heavy rain was also expected in the eastern Carolinas.In the West, temperatures were expected to be warm, including more than 100 degrees in the deserts of Southern California. Little rain and sunny skies were expected.Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday ranged from a low of 18 degrees at Berlin, N.H., to a high of 103 degrees at Death Valley, Calif.


GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Gassy blast from prehistoric volcanoes heated Earth By Julie Steenhuysen
Thu Apr 26, 3:17 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ancient volcanoes may have caused a dramatic warming of the Earth's atmosphere that raised sea temperatures and killed off many marine species, resulting in a planetary emergency, U.S. and European scientists said on Thursday. The discovery shows the impact of the release of large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and may shed light on planetary changes wrought by more recent causes of global warming, the scientists reported in the journal Science.

The giant prehistoric eruptions, they believe, may have been the catalyst that pushed Greenland and northwest Europe apart to create the North Atlantic Ocean.There has been evidence in the marine record of this period of global warming, and evidence in the geologic record of the eruptions at roughly the same time, but until now there has been no direct link between the two,Robert Duncan of Oregon State University, who worked on the study, said in a statement.

Duncan and a team of international scientists said the volcanoes erupted off the coast of Greenland and in the western British Isles about 55 million years ago, spewing carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.That triggered a 222,000-year period of warming that raised sea surface temperatures by 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees F) in the tropics and more than 6 degrees Celsius (11 degrees F) in the Arctic and increased the acidity of the oceans.The resulting planetary emergency, as scientists have called it, wiped out 30 percent to 50 percent of the planet's deep sea creatures.We think the first volcanic eruptions began about 61 million years ago and then it took another 5 million years for the mantle to weaken, the continent to thin and the molten material to rise to the surface, Duncan said.


It was like lifting a lid. The plate came apart and gave birth to the North Atlantic Ocean.Scientists made the link between the volcanoes and the warming period, known as the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum, by matching layers of ash in east Greenland with those in marine sediments in the Atlantic Ocean.They think greenhouse gases from lava flows and the heating of organic-rich sediments along the eastern edge of Greenland caused the global warming and changes in ocean chemistry.While these volcanic eruptions caused warming of the atmosphere, they are extremely rare, scientists said.Some more recent volcanoes, such as the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, actually cooled the Earth by adding more sulfate aerosols to the upper atmosphere, which reflected sunlight back into space, Dr. Ellie Highwood, senior lecturer in climate physics at the University of Reading in Britain, said in a statement.The type of volcano eruption described here has not been seen over the past 1,000 years, and therefore volcanoes are unlikely to have contributed significantly to recent climate change, Highwood said.


10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.


Nationwide blackout strikes Colombia By JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press Writer
Fri Apr 27, 7:36 PM ET

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's electrical grid collapsed Thursday, causing a nationwide blackout that briefly halted stock trading, trapped people in elevators and left authorities struggling to determine the cause. By midday, power was slowly being restored to homes and companies, and the north of the capital home to many company headquarters was back to normal.President Alvaro Uribe told journalists in the southern city of Cali that the blackout, which began at midmorning, appears to have affected the entire country.Luis Alarcon, manager of state-controlled electricity distributor ISA, issued a statement that the power outage apparently began with an undetermined technical glitch at a substation in Bogota and quickly spread to the rest of the country.Authorities said that 10 people were trapped in elevators during the outage.

He said work crews had re-established power to about 20 percent of the country and hoped to reconnect the rest in a few hours.Bogota's stock exchange resumed trading around noon as power returned.

It said trading would be extended for an hour to make up for the suspension. RCN television reported that power had returned to central Bogota, and to parts of the city's northern districts, where many companies have their headquarters.Rosa Ortiz, who runs a cigarette stand at a busy intersection in Bogota, said that with traffic lights knocked out, we've seen a few near accidents, but so far the drivers seem to be adapting to the situation.There was no indication of a terrorist attack, though leftist rebels routinely sabotage electric transmission lines as part of their four-decade old campaign to overthrow the government.Short-lived localized blackouts are a common occurrence in this South American country.


7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Hot, dry weather worries fire officials
Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2007 | 10:25 AM CT - CBC News

Red River Valley residents have been basking in the warmer-than-normal spring sunshine over the past week but the dry conditions have fire officials concerned.Sunny, warm weather is forecast to remain in much of southern Manitoba for most of the weekend and into next week, sending summer-starved Manitobans to patios and parks in droves.The provincial fire service is urging Manitobans to use caution if their outdoor plans involve fire. The fire hazard is already considered high in some areas, and it could get worse if conditions remain dry.Any burning you're going to do, don't do it, said Tom Mirus, spokesman for Manitoba Conservation's fire program.

If you do burn, you need a permit, either from a rural municipality or a fire department. Be careful with simple things like cigarettes. Just be cautious the grass is there, and it's going to light up quickly.Seventeen fires have already burned in the province this year, all of them in eastern Manitoba and the Interlake and all of them human-caused.Last year at this time, 11 fires were burning.

Good for farmers, so far

Meanwhile, the lack of April showers has given farmers the opportunity to seed earlier than usual. Don Caron, a business development specialist for Manitoba Agriculture in the Starbuck area, described conditions as by no means extremely dry, but on the drier side of normal.Caron said seeding will be wrapped up in early May.It's still too early in the season to worry about the dry conditions, Caron said, but most farmers would welcome rain once seeding is completed.


7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse:(CHLORES GREEN) and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword,(WEAPONS) and with hunger,(FAMINE) and with death,(INCURABLE DISEASES) and with the beasts of the earth.(ANIMAL TO HUMAN DISEASE).

Cancer deaths set to exceed cardiovascular disease: StatsCan
Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2007 | 11:46 AM ET - CBC News

Cancer deaths may soon surpass deaths from cardiovascular disease, Statistics Canada said Friday in its report on mortality rates.The two diseases, combined, caused about six out of every 10 Canadian deaths in 2004, the department's health statistics division said in a report called Mortality, Summary of Causes 2004.Both causes of death have been declining over the past 25 years in terms of overall
mortality rates, but the proportion of deaths caused by cardiovascular disease has been falling while the proportion of deaths attributed to cancer has been on the rise.In 1979, cardiovascular diseases were responsible for 47 per cent of all deaths in Canada, but by 2004 this percentage had declined to 32 per cent.The opposite occurred for cancer, Canada's second main cause of death. In 1979, cancer accounted for 23 per cent of all deaths in Canada, but rose to 30 per cent by 2004.The impact of these opposing trends is that the share of deaths due to cancer may soon catch up with, and eventually surpass, the share of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases, the report said. In 2004, 66,947 people died from cancer, up 6.8 per cent from 2000.In contrast, 72,338 died from cardiovascular diseases, a 4.9 per cent decline from 2000.Between 2000 and 2004, male deaths from cardiovascular disease declined at a slightly faster rate, (-5.5 per cent) than female deaths (-4.3 per cent).Female deaths from cancer increased at a slightly faster (8.5 per cent) than male deaths (5.4 per cent) over the five-year period.By 2004, the age-standardized mortality rate for cardiovascular diseases and cancer converged at around 175 deaths for every 100,000 people.The age-standardized mortality rate adjusts for the impact of population aging on death rates.


4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro,(WORLD TRAVEL,IMMIGRATION) and knowledge shall be

Hawking flies weightless aboard jet By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Writer Thu Apr 26, 9:37 PM ET

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Free of his wheelchair and tethered only to heart rate and blood pressure monitors, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking on Thursday fulfilled a dream of floating weightless on a zero-gravity jet, a step he hopes leads to further space adventures. The modified jet carrying Hawking, a handful of his physicians and nurses, and dozens of others first flew up to 24,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. Nurses lifted Hawking and carried him to the front of the jet, where they placed him on his back atop a special foam pillow.The jet then climbed to around 32,000 feet and made a parabolic dive back to 24,000 feet, allowing Hawking and the other passengers to experience weightlessness for about 25 seconds.

Hawking, a mathematics professor at the University of Cambridge who has done groundbreaking work on black holes and the origins of the universe, has the paralyzing disease ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

The 65-year-old was the first person with a disability to experience the flight by Zero Gravity Corp., which has flown about 2,700 people out of Florida since late 2004 and began offering the flights in Las Vegas this week.As you can imagine, I'm very excited, Hawking told reporters before the flight. I have been wheelchair bound for almost four decades. The chance to float free in zero-g will be wonderful.Unable to talk or move his hands and legs, Hawking can only make tiny facial expressions using the muscles around his eyes, eyebrows, cheek and mouth. He uses a computer attached to his wheelchair to talk for him in a synthesized voice by choosing words on a computer screen through an infrared sensor on a headpiece that detects motion in his cheek.He raises an eyebrow to signal yes and tenses his mouth to the side to indicate no.

I want to demonstrate to the public that anybody can participate in this type of weightless experience, Hawking said Thursday.Hawking's personal physicians were on hand to make sure nothing went wrong. The physicist was attached to heart, blood pressure and oxygen-measuring monitors during the flight. Medical equipment sufficient for a mini-intensive care unit also was on board, said Dr. Edwin Chilvers, Hawking's personal physician.I'm anticipating everything to nothing, Chilvers said before the flight.Others on the flight included financial backers of Zero Gravity and passengers who bid a total of $150,000 toward charities to go on the flight.The jet's interior is padded to protect the weightless fliers and equipped with cameras to record their adventure. Normally, the plane conducts 10 to 15 plunges for its passengers, who pay $3,750 for the ride, although that fee was waived for Hawking.

On Hawking's flight, the jet made eight parabolic dives.

We had a wonderful time. It was incredible, far beyond our expectations, said Peter H. Diamandis, the chairman and CEO of Zero Gravity, after he exited the jet with Hawking at his side.As a further safety precaution, Zero Gravity founders Peter H. Diamandis and Byron Lichtenberg, who has flown on the space shuttle, were on either side of Hawking so they could lower him to the ground gently at the end of the parabola. Hawking also took a motion sickness pill as a precaution.

The astrophysicist hopes the zero-gravity flight is a step toward going on a suborbital flight, which may be offered by private space companies by the end of the decade.It's a test to see how well he can handle the g-forces that would be necessary in order to leave the atmosphere, said Sam Blackburn, Hawking's assistant. That is very much one of the major purposes of this flight.On the Net:
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Iran Will Strike Israel with Thousands of Missiles if Attacked ICEJ News April 26th

Iran will attack Israel as well as US interests around the world if attacked over its disputed nuclear program, a senior official was quoted on Thursday by the official IRNA news agency as saying.

Nowhere would be safe for America with (Iran's) long-range missiles ... we can fire tens of thousands of missiles every day, said the Iranian deputy interior minister in security affairs. With long-range missiles Iran can also threaten Israel as America's ally. There is a distinct fear in the West that Iran seeks to create atomic weapons, although Tehran insists its nuclear program is aimed only at generating electricity.

FM Livni: Security Fence Promotes Future PA State
by Hana Levi Julian APR 27,07

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met Thursday with United Nations Humanitarian Aid Representative Louis Michel to discuss the security fence being built in Judea and Samaria . The barrier appears to be a de factor border complete with passport control checkpoints constructed along with way, rather than a simple security measure. The Olmert government has claimed it is designed to increase security for Jewish communities by blocking terrorists from Palestinian Authority-controlled areas from entering pre-1967 Israel .The Foreign Minister explained to the U.N. envoy that although local Arabs often complain that the fence will hurt their chances to build a state in the area the fence actually promotes their goal. She also said Arabs are using the fence as another excuse to attack Israelis, and
pointed out that every step made by Israel is answered with violence, regardless of which security measure is taken.

No Reason for Gaza to Become a Terror Nest

Minister Livni also pointed out that there was no reason for Gaza to turn into a terror nest after Israel expelled all Jews from the region in 2005, and that the current situation in which terrorists are revered in Arab society is unacceptable and has to change.

Minister Livni echoed a speech made this week by Israels Ambassador to the United Nations, who said the PA created a prison for its own people in Gaza by turning it into a terror base and launching pad for missiles into Israel .Speaking at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, Ambassador Gillerman reminded world leaders that the PAs charge that Israel has turned Gaza into a massive prison ignores the fact that Israel left every inch of Gaza nearly two years ago.Ambassador Gillerman added that Speaking of the poor Palestinians as victims is a blatant attempt to portray them as poor victims who were imprisoned for parking violations rather than bloody murderers who committed horrifying acts of murder.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Opposes the Fence

Last month, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon took a helicopter tour of the security fence in order to see for himself how and where it is built. He also inspected the route the rest of the fence will take and how it might impact the populations on both sides of the barrier. During the tour, Secretary-General Ban acknowledged that he understood Israels need for the security fence, which had been declared illegal by the United Nations World Court , despite its acceptance with reservations by Israels Supreme Court. Prior to his tour of the barrier and before a meeting scheduled for later in the day with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem however, the U.N. Secretary-General visited the PA-controlled territories in Judea and Samaria with PA officials.

While visiting the Aida community near Bethlehem , Secretary-General Ban commented that the security fence does not serve the peace process between Israel and the PA and said it should be removed.

Jews and Arabs Oppose the Wall

Both Jews and Arabs in Israel and PA territories have fought a non-stop battle against the building of the wall, sometimes in the High Court of Justice and sometimes in the field, at the construction sites themselves.Many politicians on both sides of the political spectrum have charged that the wall is being routed and erected in such a way as to become a de facto border between Israel and a future PA state that benefits no one.Jews have fought the so-called security barrier because many small communities in Judea and Samaria are being left outside the area which is supposed to protect them from terrorism.

Arab farmers have complained they have been cut off from their fields and Arab municipalities have claimed in some cases that the barrier route slices through their villages. Arabs who work in Jewish cities and other communities also say they will be unable to get to their jobs, and for those who can, it will take hours longer to get there, thus jeopardizing their employment.

Environmental Groups Also Oppose the Wall

Environmental groups have also opposed the wall, saying it will disturb and in some cases destroy the delicate ecological balance in key areas around the country. Despite pressure from residents of Judea and environmental groups, however, senior IDF officials have now also decided to push for construction of a security fence in the Judean desert.

Only a physical barrier will protect Jewish communities to the west of the fence from attack, they say. Defense Minister Amir Peretz stopped construction in the area in January, after local residents argued that the fence would harm the environment. Brigadier-General Kobi Barak, who is in charge of construction of the wall, has said he will submit a report to Peretz on the issue in the near future. Some minor changes might be made to make the fence more environmentally friendly, officials said.

Netanyahu Promises to Repay Debt to Katif Expellees
by Hillel Fendel (INN) APR 27,07

Opposition leader MK Binyamin Netanyahu, during a visit to the largest community of former Gush Katif residents, promised to repay the national debt owed to the expellees. Visiting in the pre-fab housing community of Nitzan, just north of Ashkelon, on Wednesday, ex-Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, The country has a national and moral obligation to these people.

The State sent them to Gush Katif in the first place, and then banished them, causing very terrible suffering... This cannot go on.Netanyahu was greeted enthusiastically by many of the residents, some of whom even chanted slogans in support of his candidacy for Prime Minister when national elections are next held.The present Opposition Leader met with leaders of the former communities, as well as with Lior Kalfa, head of the Katif Residents Committee. Netanyahu was appraised of the State's treatment of the residents over the past 20 months since they were expelled from their homes. Netanyahu said he saw families living in very crowded conditions, with great uncertainty, children with psychological problems, formerly self-supporting families that have been reduced to begging for help.

As head of the opposition, Netanyahu said, I will do all that I can, together with my colleagues, to help alleviate these problems. I hope and believe that with G-d's help, the citizens of Israel will return us to national leadership, and we will then work to pay back the debt owed to these people once and for all; I personally feel obligated to this goal.It should be noted that the Katif Residents Committee, with the help of MKs Uri Ariel, Avigdor Yitzchaki, and to a lesser extent, MKs Ze'ev Elkin and Amira Dotan, attained this week over a half-billion shekels in improvements to the existing Compensation Law. Amendments include allocations for children under 4 years old, increased compensation for their destroyed homes in Katif, increased benefits for unemployed salaried workers, compensation for small business owners, and more. Netanyahu resigned in August 2005 as Foreign Minister under then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in protest of the Disengagement - but many felt that this move, coming just a week before the expulsion, was too little, too late.

Feds threaten Texas over superhighway funds plan Transportation Department opposes bills delaying NAFTA project April 27, 2007-1:00 a.m. Eastern-By Jerome R. Corsi-2007

The Federal Highway Administration has threatened Texas with the loss of federal highway funds if the state continues with its legislative plan for a two-year funding moratorium on construction of the Trans-Texas Corridor. In the 4-page letter, FHWA Chief Counsel James D. Ray advises Michael Behrens, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, some of the pending legislative proposals, if signed into law, could affect the State’s eligibility for receiving Federal-aid highway funds.Ray praises Texas for being the nation's leader in developing new transportation facilities through public private partnerships.But the letter expresses concern that the Texas Legislature is nearing passage of a two-year moratorium blocking planned Trans-Texas Corridor toll-road projects.

We do not see the benefit of a moratorium if the State has already committed to legislation for a continuation of the program, Ray wrote, adding, If Texas looses (sic) the initiative it now has, private funds now flowing to Texas will go elsewhere.We stand ready to work with Texas officials to ensure continued compliance with all of the applicable Federal laws and regulations. We wish to make sure that Texas can continue to receive the full benefits available under the Federal-aid Highway Program, he concluded. David Stall, co-founder of the website, alerted WND the federal agency was preparing the letter. During a Wednesday morning teleconference, James Ray, chief counsel and acting deputy director of the FHWA, reportedly told the Trans-Texas Corridor Citizens Advisory Committee that the federal agency was preparing a letter to place the Texas Department of Transportation on notice that the proposed action by the Texas Legislature would jeopardize access to federal highway funds.

The Trans-Texas Corridor Citizens Advisory Committee is a group of citizens organized by the state transportation department to offer advice on projects concerning the Trans-Texas Corridor. The federal agency did not respond to WND requests for comment, but Stall had an opinion. As you might guess, we greatly object to federal interference in state affairs and the attempt to influence public policy at the state level, Stall told WND via e-mail. Stall told WND that Ray's letter was prompted by a request from Texas Rep. Mike Krusee, Williamson County, who sent a note to the FHWA asking for an opinion specifically on HB1892, the House version of the moratorium. Krusee, a Republican, is a long-time supporter of the TTC toll-road project. In November 2006, he was re-elected with barely 50 percent of the vote in a campaign in which his TTC support was contested.

WND has reported previously that two different bills have passed the Texas House and Senate, and both are aimed at imposing a two-year moratorium on all public-private partnerships that would involve construction of new toll roads financed and operated by private foreign investment groups. The large margins by which the moratorium bills have been approved suggest the legislature has the votes to override an anticipated veto by Gov. Rick Perry.

Biblical creationist disputes latest proof for evolution
Allie 26, 2007

A former evolutionist who now heads a biblical creationist ministry says the recent discovery of DNA in a dinosaur bone does not prove evolution, as many scientists have claimed. Recently, scientific journals and secular news sources reported that bits of protein taken from a dinosaur bone provided the first genetic proof that the T-Rex is a distant cousin to the modern chicken.Dr. Grady McMurtry, president of Creation Worldview Ministries, says the discovery offers proof for a young Earth. Now first of all, let's think about this. Most molecular biologists will tell you that DNA could not possibly exist for more than 10,000 years, he notes. So, since evolutionists believe DNA does not last millions of years, he says the discovery of DNA in a dinosaur bone is consistent with the biblical account of creation. Scientists who discovered the DNA are not telling the entire story, McMurtry asserts. If one really looks at the science behind what they found today, evolutionists talk about chimpanzees and humans being ... 99 percent the same genetically, he says, but what they fail to tell the public is that they're only looking at three percent of the total genome.

Evolutionists failed to report that they only used a small amount of the dinosaur DNA for comparison, that they're only looking at three percent of all the DNA, the scientist contends. And media journalists, he says, often do not check the facts, as most journalists today are not good reporters. They're not investigative reporters even though they will claim to be investigative reporters.

The fact of the matter is that for many reporters, evolution is what they were taught; this is what they believe, McMurtry asserts. So when they get something, they immediately want to accept it and number two write about it as if they had checked into it, and they haven't, he says. So these people are simply into a political agenda.According to the Bible's account in Genesis, Chapter One, dinosaurs were created on day five and day six of creation week and lived with man until the Flood of Noah, McMurtry points out. After the Flood, he says dinosaurs were at a disadvantage for survival and most dinosaur species became extinct during the next several hundred years.American Family News Network

Virginia Tech campus torn between anger, forgiveness
Some say they feel sorry for shooter April 27, 2007

BLACKSBURG, Va. /Kelly White and her two children visited the semicircle of memorials on the Virginia Tech campus, leaving 32 pink tulips one for each victim in last week's massacre. They also placed a tulip on the stone for gunman Seung-Hui Cho.Forgiveness is part of being freed from anger, said White, a Blacksburg resident with relatives who attended the school. I try to teach my children that God loves everyone.Cho killed 32 people in the worst shooting in modern U.S. history. But there has been surprisingly little outrage directed toward him around campus. He is memorialized alongside his victims, and students preach forgiveness and talk about him like a troubled family member.Caroline Merrey, 22, jumped to safety out a classroom window in the building where Cho killed 30 people and himself. She said she was angry with Cho, but she also feels sorry for him.

I don't know how I can be feeling both of those things at the same time, but I do, she said.Campus leaders, experts and those touched by the tragedy say there are several reasons for the spirit of forgiveness. Many people are too overcome by grief to think about anything else. That Cho killed himself provided enough retribution, some say. Others say the forgiveness is rooted in the strong Christian values of the area.

A rock and a hard place

After a student organization placed the stone memorials in a semicircle last week on the main campus lawn, senior Katelynn Johnson added one for Cho. Johnson said she told almost no one about it because she feared a backlash.

She came forward after someone took it away, because she said she was outraged by the brief removal of the rock.I believe his life had value, no matter what he did, she said.After the first stone for Cho was removed, someone else placed a new one there. The appearance and disappearance of the stone reflects the community's struggle to come to terms with the massacre.Virginia Tech has not included Cho in its memorial services for the 32 victims. A bell chimed 33 times Monday on the campus lawn, but university officials said the first chime was to start the ceremony.

The university so far has had no contact with Cho's family and does not plan to award him a posthumous degree as it will the students he killed, spokesman Mark Owczarski said.The Rev. Scott Russell, an Episcopal minister at Virginia Tech, said he talked to some students who said they feel they need to acknowledge Cho's death because the family deserves compassion.

But he said many others aren't able to forgive.The lack of visible anger also may mean people have not yet reached that stage of grief, said Melissa Brymer, director of terrorism-disaster programs at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. It's so early on that people are worried about the injured getting healthy, keeping their spirits high, encouraging them, she said Thursday.

Guided by religion

Other mass killers have drawn more anger. For instance, those at Columbine High School were vilified after their rampage. But at Virginia Tech, religion may have guided the response.Jeff Highfield, Virginia Tech campus director for Campus Crusade for Christ, said the students he has been working with are angry and frustrated, but they're able to understand that he must have been hurting and confused in some way and made a horrible decision.The greatest evidence of the forgiveness may be the semicircle of stones. The new stone for Cho is unmarked and slightly apart. But it is adorned with flowers, candles, beads in maroon and orange and a flag.In a letter that lay on Cho's stone Thursday, Erica said she wished she could have helped him:Even though my eyes are tired of crying;Even though my campus, my home will never be the same ...I forgive you.And I love you.

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