Saturday, April 21, 2007
EU HATE CRIME LAW
A GUNMAN SHOT A HOSTAGE AND HIMSELF IN HOUSTON TODAY. JUST AS THE MEMORIAL OF THE VIRGINIA TECH MURDERS NOW THIS HOUSTON SHOOTING. IT WAS NOT A SCHOOL BUT AT THE SPACE CENTER IN HOUSTON IN A BUILDING.
1-WORLD QUAKES LAST 2 DAYS.2-Tsunami warning lifted after Japan quake 3-The Nation's Weather. 4-Leading Article: A global warning from the dust bowl of Australia 5-EU-Russia trust at post-Cold War low: EU trade chief. 6-Virginia Tech Killer Cho Seung-Hui, Like Jesus Christ or Demon Possessed. 7-EU confirms April 25 Solana-Larijani nuclear. 8-Va. Tech Professor, Holocaust Survivor Buried in Israel. 9-Nuclear terror: How likely is it? 50% chance of detonation within 10 years, says expert. 10-Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran, US senator sings. 11-Back to Homesh for Independence Day. 12-Eurocrat empire building. 13-EU agrees break through hate-crime law.
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.
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.
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
WORLD QUAKES LAST 2 DAYS (USGS)
Update time = Sat Apr 21 6:15 PM EDT
MAP 5.8 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 4.5 NORTH OF SVALBARD
MAP 5.2 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 5.6 SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS
MAP 4.3 NORTHERN ALASKA
MAP 3.5 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 2.9 GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.5 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP 4.8 NORTHEAST OF TAIWAN
MAP 4.2 ANATAHAN REG., NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
MAP 2.6 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.3 SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 5.3 SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 3.7 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.1 SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 5.1 BATAN ISLANDS REGION, PHILIPPINES
MAP 5.9 SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 6.1 SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 3.0 NORTHERN ALASKA
MAP 5.3 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.6 SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 6.0 SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 2.5 GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.0 PAPUA, INDONESIA
MAP 4.9 LA RIOJA, ARGENTINA
MAP 3.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 2.5 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.6 KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP 2.5 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.8 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.9 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.4 CHIAPAS, MEXICO
MAP 4.3 KURIL ISLANDS
MAP 4.5 MYANMAR
MAP 4.5 AEGEAN SEA
MAP 5.3 GUERRERO, MEXICO
MAP 5.2 MOLUCCA SEA
MAP 2.5 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.9 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.3 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.0 TONGA
MAP 2.5 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.2 GUERRERO, MEXICO
MAP 2.7 CENTRAL ALASKA
Tsunami warning lifted after Japan quake Fri Apr 20, 12:55 AM ET
TOKYO - Three strong earthquakes rattled southwestern Japan islands on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage. Japan's Meteorological Agency at one point warned that a small tsunami was possible, but later said no such waves had developed.The strongest quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7, struck at 10:46 a.m. Two other quakes, each with preliminary magnitudes of 6.2, struck shortly before and then after the larger temblor, the agency said.All the quakes struck near the island of Miyakojima, 1,130 miles southwest of Tokyo, part of the Ryukyu islands chain that stretches southwest toward Taiwan.Japan is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries.
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
Fri Apr 20, 7:01 AM ET
Mostly clear skies were expected in the eastern U.S. on Friday, but forecasters predicted heavy rain on the California coast and thunderstorms in the central Plains. Heavy rain was expected along California's central coastline and in parts of Southern California, including more than a half inch in Los Angeles County and slightly less in the city of San Diego. More than a half foot of snow could fall in parts of the Sierras.Strong thunderstorms were expected in the central Plains, with the most severe weather expected from north Texas to Nebraska.Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday ranged from a low of 3 degrees at Berthoud Pass, Colo., to a high of 93 degrees at Wink, Texas.
Leading Article: A global warning from the dust bowl of Australia
Published: 20 April 2007
Australia is in the midst of a crippling drought, the country's worst on record. Many towns and cities have been forced to enact drastic water restrictions as reservoirs have run dry. Rivers have been reduced to a trickle. The drought has severely damaged the agricultural sector. Farmers are raising emaciated cattle and sheep. Cotton-lint production has plummeted. Wine grape and rice output has collapsed. Agricultural production has fallen by almost one-quarter in a year. And it is estimated that the drought has knocked three-quarters to 1 per cent off the country's growth as a whole. And now the government is reaching for desperate measures. Australia's Prime Minister, John Howard, has announced there may be a ban on the use of the country's largest river system for irrigation unless there is significant rainfall over the next two months. The government is preparing to wrest regulatory control of the Murray and Darling rivers from the five states through which they run to ensure that water is reserved for urban drinking supplies and farmers' domestic use.
The Murray-Darling river basin has been called Australia's food bowl. It generates about 40 per cent of the country's farm produce. If this tract of land - the size of France and Spain combined - is denied irrigation it would spell ruin for Australia's agricultural sector.
Thousands of farmers could lose their citrus, almond and olive trees if they cannot be watered. Trees would die and production would be impossible for at least half a decade. Even if the rains do come in Australia in the coming weeks, as forecast, they will have to be especially long and prolonged to alleviate the crisis.Moreover, this is a taste of things to come - not just for Australia, but the world. As the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear, the runaway warming of the earth will bring severe drought in its wake. And the economic consequences will be disastrous. Sir Nicholas Stern's report for the Treasury outlined last year how climate change could be as economically traumatic as the Great Depression or the world wars of the 20th century.
There is already a growing drought problem in the Horn of Africa, most likely brought about by global warming. The Darfur crisis has been exacerbated by competition between Arab and African tribes for water resources. But this seems to be the first extended drought brought about by climate change in a developed country. It is a grim irony that Australia is suffering first. The country is led by
a man who has helped to wreck concerted international action to slow climate change. Australia is the only industrialised nation, apart from the US, to refuse to sign up to the Kyoto Protocol. Mr Howard, along with President George Bush in the US, has formed an axis of denial over the seriousness of global warming. Earlier this year he suggested the jury is out on the link between climate change and man-made carbon dioxide emissions, despite the consensus among the world's scientists that such a
link is pretty much beyond doubt.But Mr Howard is now singing a rather different tune. His government recently announced plans to ban inefficient light bulbs to reduce Australia's carbon emissions. And now he prays for rain. This is because the drought is likely to be an important issue in Australia's elections this year. Mr Howard recognises that baiting asylum-seekers and posturing as President Bush's deputy sheriff in the Pacific is not enough. Suddenly, the environment matters.
Today, Australia; tomorrow, vast areas of the world's surface: the imperative for the world's leaders to take serious action to curb climate change has never been starker.
WW3 THE 3 WAVES THAT MARCH TO ISRAEL
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.
EU-Russia trust at post-Cold War low: EU trade chief
Reuters April 20, 2007; 6:13 PM (Washington Post)
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The level of trust between the European Union and Russia has reached its lowest level since the collapse of communism, EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said in a speech prepared for delivery on Friday.Mandelson, a central figure in Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in a row over Moscow's ban on Polish meat imports, urged both sides to take a long-term view.But relations between the EU and Russia are going through a difficult period, Mandelson said the speech he is due to deliver at a conference on Russia in Bologna, Italy.
Indeed, they contain a level of misunderstanding or even mistrust we have not seen since the end of the Cold War.
Mandelson said Russia and the EU suspected each another of double standards, including on the core issue of gas and oil supplies. Both believe the other is using the energy weapon as an instrument of politics, he said, adding EU countries too often gave Moscow mixed messages from Europe.EU countries have criticized Moscow for shutting off supplies of oil and gas during disputes with neighboring customers like Ukraine. They fear Russia is using its vast energy resources as a political weapon.EU leaders have also expressed concerns about the unexplained murders of dissidents and journalists critical of the Kremlin and the recent heavy-handed behavior of police during anti-government demonstrations in Russia.On the key issues -- pluralism, rule of law, freedom of speech, economic freedoms I am sure that EU policies are correct and that we should say so, Mandelson said.
He urged Russia to move towards the transparent rule of law and stem the state's growing influence over the economy.Effective engagement is surely as much about understanding how you will be perceived as choosing what to say. Unless we recognize our different perceptions of what has happened since the end of the Soviet Union we risk getting the EU-Russia relationship badly wrong.
Mandelson said the EU needed guarantees that Russia will not cut off oil and gas supplies, and both sides would benefit from rules for energy investments on both sides of the borders.Russia also needed to diversify its economy to avoid being trapped in the false strength of a petro-state and its attempts to join the WTO was essential in that sense.Russia needs to be in the WTO and we have a duty to assist this which is why I am frustrated by our continuing bilateral disagreement on a number of issues, Mandelson said.The EU is hoping to negotiate a new sweeping cooperation and trade pact with Russia but Poland is blocking the process due to Russia's 16-month ban on Polish meat imports.Senior EU and Russian officials are due to meet on Saturday to seek a solution to the meat row.
Virginia Tech Killer Cho Seung-Hui, Like Jesus Christ or Demon Possessed APR 20,07
MEDIA ADVISORY, April 20 /Christian Newswire/ Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung-Hui claimed he was like Jesus Christ. Worldwide minister Paul Davis examines the spiritual forces that motivated this murderer.
Paul Davis has extensive experience dealing with demon possession, mind renewal, inward transformation, and helping confused individuals become integrated and congruent. Paul's ability to move in the supernatural power of God to break demonic influences destroying human beings has impacted people on every continent.
If God does not touch our feelings, the devil will. Religion that is cold as ice is never nice. The Church was meant to be a lifeboat, not a pleasure boat. If we do not rescue the perishing, we will need rescuing ourselves. - Paul F. Davis
Cho's deceptive decline and the critical components that led to him being overtaken by demons were:
1. Cho was a silent loner and isolated recluse.
Isolation is the breeding ground for deception. The devil preys on the weak and works on people when they are alone. The first banana that gets peeled is the one that separates from the bunch. Idle time is the devil's playground. Paul F. Davis
Satan is the father of lies, spewing falsities and accusations. Falsities belittle a person and diminish their self-esteem, while accusations get them to question who they are. There are three origins of voices: God, man, and the devil.
Isolated individuals often cannot differentiate between the voices they hear and often internally take ownership of them as their own. Internalizing and taking personal ownership of demonic voice's directives can be both deceptive and deadly. - Paul F. Davis
2. Cho was jealous and envious.
Cho left an angry note in his dorm against rich kids and women.
Jealousy is the rage of a man and envy like rottenness in the bones (Proverbs 6:34; 14:30). Cho was eaten up with jealousy and envy, which at its peak propelled his fit of rage.
3. Cho was suicidal.
He had mentioned committing suicide to his roommates. The devil was certainly working overtime to kill, steal, and destroy this young man. Jesus warned of a day when people would kill in the name of God and claim they are serving Him. Those who kill don't know God (John 16:1-3; Exodus 20:13).
The eyes are the window of the soul. Cho Seung-Hui's eyes revealed there was another resident occupying and possessing him. Cho's dull eyes displayed an absence of life and abandonment. His body was the host and the demons the parasitical inhabitants, which clearly spoke through him during his video manifesto mentioning my children, my brothers and sisters of which there was no factual basis.Cho's deep sense of self-hatred and disregard for human life manifested in his angry creative writing.
4. Cho lacked solid values, beliefs, and faith.
He seems to have been troubled about religion and American values. He railed against snobs, debauchery, and deceitful charlatans on campus.Unsure of his beliefs, what little Cho knew he twisted and perverted. The strange inscription on one of his arms -- the words ISMAIL AX in red ink, referenced the near sacrifice of Abraham's son Isaac before God intervened. Apparently Cho identified with the ideal of sacrifice, though this truth he distorted and grossly perverted in his interpretation of Scripture and intention to kill.God wants people to be living sacrifices not dead ones (Romans 12:1-2). Sadly Satan knows and quotes the Bible more than most Christians (Matthew 4:5-6). The devil twisted the sacred text and Cho right along with it.
We cannot pretend demons don't exist. Demoniacs and troubled youth like Cho Seung-Hui are labeled weird, but they must be liberated by God's love and power. Mary Magdalene was packing seven devils before Jesus unloaded her baggage. Jesus commanded His disciples to cast out devils, not create denominations! - Paul F. Davis
5. Cho lacked caring and confrontational friends.
When Simon the sorcerer tried to buy the gift of God with money, the apostle Peter rebuked him for such a wicked thought as his heart was not right in the sight of God (Acts 8:9-25).The apostle Paul told Elymas the sorcerer he was full of all subtlety and mischief, a child of the devil, an enemy of all righteousness, and one who perverted the right ways of the Lord (Acts 13:6-12).
Cho desperately needed someone to compassionately confront him and walk with him out of isolation. Though Cho believed in Christ, his heart was not right in the sight of God. Instead of dealing with his own unfinished business and issues, Cho in his pride was silently accusatory and murderous.
Disassociating from and projecting his pain on to others, Cho was never made whole himself. Cho's unresolved anger, inner hurts, and wounds left him suseptible to demonic attack. Isolated and dwelling in darkness within, demons feasted upon him like buzzards on a decaying carcass. His fragile and shattered identity unattended to combined with demonic activity led Cho to a deadly destiny. Our society desperately needs a powerful spirituality capable of restoring people's identity and driving out the devils lodged internally.Paul Davis is ready to proclaim the good news, heal the hurting, and set the captives free! Contact him to speak in your city, do an interview, or write an article. RevivingNations@yahoo.com
EU confirms April 25 Solana-Larijani nuclear talks Fri Apr 20, 5:12 AM ET
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana will meet Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani on April 25 to discuss whether it is possible to resume negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program, an EU official said on Friday. The official said the venue had not yet been fixed.
Iranian news agency ISNA said earlier Larijani and Solana had agreed the meeting by telephone on Thursday in the latest of a series of contacts since the U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on Iran last month over its refusal to halt uranium enrichment.
Va. Tech Professor, Holocaust Survivor Buried in Israel
By Scott Wilson - Washington Post Foreign Service - Friday, April 20, 2007; 12:26 PM
RA'ANANA, Israel, April 20 /Amid the citrus groves of Israel's coastal plain, friends, family and former colleagues gathered Friday to bury Liviu Librescu, the Virginia Tech University professor who died shielding a classroom full of engineering students from a rampaging gunman.That act has made Librescu, 76, a hero in this country, where he arrived nearly three decades ago after surviving the
Holocaust and securing the right to leave Communist Romania after years of struggling to do so.
Liviu Librescu, a 76-year-old aeronautics engineer and lecturer, died trying to barricade the door of his Virginia Tech classroom to keep gunman Cho Seung-Hui away from his students. Those who assembled in a cemetery here held up his life as an example to all Israelis, who have celebrated Librescu since his murder as an ideal ambassador for this nation that worries over its image abroad and, at the moment, the quality of its leadership at home.
He was remembered as a dedicated scientist and teacher, an aeronautical engineer who gained international acclaim for his research but never learned how to drive or master such modern amenities as e-mail up to the time of his death. They also imagined the stark terror of his final moments in a Blacksburg classroom.That he was killed on a day when Israel paused to remember the victims of the Holocaust, which he endured in Romania and Russia, added poignancy for many of the more than 100 Jewish mourners.He did not hesitate to use his body to block the door, said Zeev Bielski, a former mayor of this upper middle-class suburb of Tel Aviv who now heads the Jewish Agency. In that way, he gave life to many.Librescu lived in Israel for eight years, teaching engineering at Tel Aviv University. A dissident in Nicolae Ceausescu's Romania, Librescu was fired from his government aerospace job when he applied to emigrate. Then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin intervened personally in 1977 to secure Librescu's passage to Israel the following year.
He could not speak Hebrew when he arrived. But he was hired quickly by the university's engineering department based on his reputation as a brilliant researcher, who published prolifically throughout his career. His official resume runs 61 pages.Where did he die? In the heart of the academy, in the classroom, said Yakov Aboudi, a Tel Aviv University professor and friend who helped hire Librescu.
Was there a better place for him? It's where he wanted to be.As spires of cypress swayed amid the tangerine orchards in a slight breeze, mourners clustered around Librescu's shroud-covered body. His two sons, Joe and Ariyeh, live here and his widow, Marlena, also a Holocaust survivor, has said she intends to return.God gave and God took, a rabbi sang in the plaintive opening prayer.We lived 42 years together, day by day, Marlena said in a tearful eulogy. I looked to your wisdom and your advice. And I thank you for the two children you gave us.I ask forgiveness of you, she continued as many mourners, tears steaming down cheeks, looked toward the ground. And feel a lot of pain thinking of the last few minutes of your life.His son Joe, 40, said, Father, I have so many questions for you that I have not asked.I'm proud of you, he said. I walked in the street today proud I have such a father.Ariyeh, 36, reminded the crowd that his disciplined father would likely be wondering what all the fuss was about.
I believe you are looking at us from above, at this gathering, and saying, What, don't you have anything to do? I did what I had to do, he said. A hero has to have a combination of characteristics, which you had.A representative of the Romanian government awarded Librescu the Star of Romania, the highest honor given to a civilian. Chabad, the outreach arm of the Lubavitcher ultra-Orthodox movement, announced that it would open a Chabad House on the Virginia Tech campus in his name.
After Marlena leaned over her husband's body for a last embrace, mourners proceeded along a cypress-lined path to a freshly dug grave. They lowered him in, and one by one family and friends threw spadefuls of earth over the body.We didn't know him, but came just to show respect for someone who seemed to be a very special man, said Reuben Katzen, a 25-year-old engineering student from Ra'anana, who stood with Yael Gross, 23, as the grave filled.
Nearby, Zvi Ben-Dov and Jacques Gheber stood in the strengthening sun in blazers, ties and blue-satin skullcaps. As boys, the men were Librescu's schoolmates in the central Romanian town of Focsani.Ben-Dov, 75, kept in touch with Librescu through e-mail, a convenience the professor never felt comfortable with and often had his wife ghost-write his dictated replies.Ben-Dov sent him a note before Passover earlier this month, asking whether Librescu would accompany him in May on his first visit to Focsani since he left 60 years ago. Librescu declined, saying he would be lecturing in Taiwan.
Every year there are fewer and fewer of us of this age and from that place, Ben-Dov said, watching over the grave. It was a heroic life.
INVENTION OF THE ATOMIC BOMB.
2 PETER 3:10-11
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
NUCLEAR WEAPONS WILL BE USED.
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.(WW3,1/2 earths population die).
ISAIAH 13:6-13 KJV
6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:(FROM FRIGHT)
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
ISAIAH 24:17-23 KJV
17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
2 TIMOTHY 3:1
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous (DANGEROUS) times shall come.
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.
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
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.
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
HALF OF EARTHS POPULATION DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION.(THESE VERSES ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)
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).
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Nuclear terror: How likely is it? 50% chance of detonation within 10 years, says expert Posted: April 20, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern - WorldNetDaily.com - Graham T. Allison
WASHINGTON – How likely is it that terrorists will some day be successful at detonating a nuclear device in a major American city? That was the question debated in an online forum sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations this week. And while Harvard's Graham T. Allison and the CFR's Michael A. Levi may disagree over the likelihood of such an attack, they agreed it is a serious threat and much more needs to be done to avoid the disastrous consequences. Levi, the skeptic, said:
Al-Qaida has grand ambitions and seeks mass casualties. And regardless of the probability of nuclear terrorism, the potential consequences of a successful attack should be enough to prompt us to more urgent action than we are currently taking.
Allison, author of the forthcoming book, On Nuclear Terrorism, pointed out a growing consensus on the severity of the threat. In the hotly contested American presidential election in 2004, the two candidates agreed on only one fundamental point, he said. In the first televised debate, they were asked, what is the single most serious threat to the national security to the United States? President Bush, answering second, said: I agree with my opponent that the biggest threat facing this country is weapons of mass destruction in the hands of a terrorist network.Michael A. Levi Allison cited other authorities, including former Sen. Sam Nunn, who is on record as saying the likelihood of a single nuclear bomb exploding in a single city is greater today than at the height of the Cold War. Perhaps no one, however, has studied the issue more thoroughly than Allison. In his book, based on the current trend line, he concludes the chances of a nuclear terrorist attack in the next decade are greater than 50 percent. He said former Secretary of Defense William Perry believes that assessment underestimates the risk.
From the technical side, Richard Garwin, a designer of the hydrogen bomb who Enrico Fermi once called, the only true genius I had ever met, told Congress in March he estimated a 20 percent per year probability with American cities and European cities included of a nuclear explosion not just a contamination, dirty bomb a nuclear explosion.
Discounting arguments that terrorists don't want to take chances with potential failure, Allison explains why the stakes are so high for terrorists to conduct a nuclear attack.
[T]he effect of a nuclear terrorist attack would reverberate beyond U.S. shores, he says. After a nuclear detonation, the immediate reaction would be to block all entry points to prevent another bomb from reaching its target.
Vital markets for international products would disappear, and closely linked financial markets would crash. Researchers at RAND, a U.S. government-funded think tank, estimated that a nuclear explosion at the Port of Los Angeles would cause immediate costs worldwide of more than $1 trillion and that shutting down U.S. ports would cut world trade by 7.5 percent.Even a so-called dud in nuclear terms would cause more destruction than the most dramatic conventional attack. If a terrorist's 10-kiloton nuclear warhead were to misfire (known to nuclear scientists as a fizzle) and produce a one-kiloton blast, bystanders near ground zero would not know the difference, explains Allison. Such an explosion would torch anyone one-tenth of a mile from the epicenter, and topple buildings up to one-third of a mile out.Allison concludes: The most important takeaway from this debate is that we must do everything technically feasible on the fastest possible time line to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear materials. Whether nuclear explosion, fizzle, or total dud, the repercussions of such materials in jihadist clutches are unacceptable.
The largest and most recent study of the effects of nuclear detonations in major U.S. cities showed that, while millions will die, millions of others can be saved with some practical preparations and education. The three-year study by researchers at the Center for Mass Destruction Defense at the University of Georgia found a concerted effort to teach civilians what to do in the event of a nuclear attack is the best – perhaps only – thing that could save an untold number of lives that will otherwise be needlessly lost. If a nuclear detonation were to occur in a downtown area, the picture would be bleak there, said Cham Dallas, director of the program and professor in the college of pharmacy. But in urban areas farther from the detonation, there actually is quite a bit that we can do. In certain areas, it may be possible to turn the death rate from 90 percent in some burn populations to probably 20 or 30 percent – and those are very big differences – simply by being prepared well in advance.
The government's own National Planning Scenario projects even a small, improvised 10-kiloton nuclear bomb would likely kill hundreds of thousands in a medium-sized city. The carnage was estimated at 204,600 dead in Washington, D.C. – with another 90,800 injured or sickened. Another 24,580 would likely die of thyroid cancer later because the simple compound potassium iodide, which can prevent it, was not made available to civilians in advance of the disaster. President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and the 9/11 commission have all concluded a nuclear terrorist attack is not only the nation's No. 1 nightmare but also something of an inevitability at some time in the future.
JOHN MUST LISTEN TO ISRAEL NATIONAL RADIO, ITS THE ONLY ONE I KNOW THAT PLAYS BOMB, BOMB, BOMB, BOMB, BOMB IRAN. IT HAS A RING TO IT. GO ISRAEL
Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran, US senator sings Fri Apr 20, 6:37 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Republican US presidential contender John McCain turned to popular music to illuminate the debate on the Middle East, singing at the suggestion that the United States bomb, bomb, bomb Iran. That old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran? McCain said in response to a question about US policy on its diplomatic pariah at an electoral campaign meeting in the state of North Carolina.His questioner had struck an anti-Iran tone, asking him when the United States was going to send an air mail message to Tehran, drawing cheers from the crowd.McCain then briefly sang Bomb, bomb, bomb an adapted snippet of the rock 'n' roll band's refrain Ba-ba-ba, Ba-Barbara Ann winning laughter from the audience.The performance was filmed and posted by users on the video-sharing website YouTube. One posting presented an edited version of the clip, with added photographs of children suffering from injuries cause by violence in Iraq.
Iran is dedicated to the destruction of Israel, McCain went on in a serious tone, however.That alone should concern us, but now they are trying for nuclear capabilities. I totally support the president (George W. Bush) when he says we will not allow Iran to destroy Israel.McCain is the Republican candidate most supportive of the war in Iraq, though he has harshly criticized President George W. Bush's handling of it.He has long been seen as a likely favorite on the Republican side for the 2008 US presidential race, but recently has scrambled to overhaul his campaign strategy as he lags behind in fundraising and in the polls.McCain's campaign spokesman Kevin McLaughlin told ABC news that the senator was just trying to add a little humor to the event.
ISRAEL WILL BECOME A NATION. LITERALLY IN THE SPRING.
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram,(CHANGED TO ABRAHAM LATER) Get thee out of thy
country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:(PALESTINE,ISRAEL)
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds,(ALL THE WORLD) O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.(COME TO LIFE)
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.(ISRAEL WILL HAVE A POWERFUL ARMY)
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.(BURNED BY HITLER)
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.(THE DRY BONES COME TO LIFE IN ISRAEL)
13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:
17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?
19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
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).
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:
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, 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.
ISRAEL WILL BE IN CONTROL OF JERUSALEM, THE SIGN OF THE START OF THE LAST GENERATION.
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.
Back to Homesh for Independence Day
by Hana Levi Julian (INN) APR 20,07
The united action committees which brought thousands of Israelis to the site of the former northern Samaria community of Homesh in the week before Passover have announced they will march there again on Independence Day. The march will step off from the nearby community of Shavei Shomron.
At least ten thousand people are expected to participate in the trek to the hilltop ruins, a significantly higher number than the previous event. Homesh was destroyed during then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharons 2005 Disengagement from northern Samaria and Gush Katif.
Organizers from the Homesh First group said the event will symbolize a return to the Zionist values of building and ideology. (Ed. note: Information about locations, departure times and fees for organized transportation may be obtained at 052-630-2222. In the north, the number is 052-462-7118.)
Thousands will march to Homesh, in a happy and beautiful manner.Extreme left-wing Knesset Member and Meretz party Chairman Yossi Beilin slammed the decision, railing that it meant there has been no disengagement, and that It is as if the withdrawal was only make-believe.Beilin accused the government of being afraid to oppose the activists. This is a moment of great shame for the weak government, which simply cannot say no a situation they must not stand for, declared Beilin. Although no authorization was requested, the organizers informed security forces of the planned route and itinerary. In response, the IDF Central Command told Army Radio Thursday that it approved the march and even offered to provide protection for the marchers if they cooperate with security personnel. The IDF spokesman also said the army agreed to the march on the instructions of the government. According to the radio report, however, the Defense Ministry denied any knowledge of the event. Homesh is technically classified as a closed military zone, but organizer Yossi Dagan said the IDF is hoping to avoid any violent confrontations. Thousands will march to Homesh, in a happy and beautiful manner, he promised.
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).
Eurocrat empire building APR 20,07
The European Union recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The EU was established on March 25, 1957, when its six founding states (Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg) signed the Treaty of Rome. They solemnly declared that they would aim for an ever closer union. As a first step towards the goal of political unification the six states decided to integrate their economies.
They have meanwhile been joined by 21 other European countries, Economic activities, however, cannot result in achieving a predetermined political goal without strict economic controls and centralist planning. The controlling and planning body of the EU is the European Commission, based in Brussels. The commissioners are not elected and are accountable to no one. This deliberate democratic deficit was built in as a structural feature of the EU. An unelected and unaccountable structure makes it easier to impose centrally driven change on a society.
Some of the EU's founding fathers claimed that political unification was needed to prevent European nations from going to war again. Others, such as Paul-Henri Spaak, the Belgian foreign minister who authored the Rome treaty, dreamed of a European superstate. He hoped that such a state might one day become as powerful as the United States. Robert Rothschild, Mr. Spaak's chef de cabinet, recalled later how Mr. Spaak told him in 1957: I think we have re-established the Roman Empire without a single shot being fired.Washington foolishly supported the European unification project. It failed to see that democratization and decentralization are far more likely to preserve peace than unification and centralization. Washington also thought that without the gradual obliteration of the former European nation-states the Europeans were bound to wage war on each other again. America became the EU's midwife. Without the Americans we would not have gotten anywhere, Mr. Rothschild acknowledged.
Empires, however, are carnivorous monsters. They have to keep growing in order to avoid unraveling. Hence, they inevitably grow ever more totalitarian and expansionist. The EU is interfering more and more in the daily lives of its subjects. At the same time, its territory continues to expand, from the original six members to the present 27. By definition, there is no end to this process. The Leviathan has to be fed. With the accession of Romania and Bulgaria on Jan. 1, the EU's territory has reached the outer boundaries of the European continent. Since the European Empire by definition has to expand, it has to move into Asia and Africa. The preparation for this crossing of the Rubicon in this case the crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Bosporus -- has been going on for years.
Five years ago, Louis Michel, then the Belgian minister of foreign affairs and at present a member of the European Commission, told the Belgian parliament that eventually the EU will encompass the entire Mediterranean basin, including North Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Michel also posited that only by incorporating both Israel and Palestine into the EU will there be peace between them.
The European-Mediterranean (Euro-Med) partnership between the EU and the countries of the Maghreb (an Arab word meaning the West and denoting Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya the North African Muslim countries to the west of Egypt) was established specifically to promote the economic, cultural and political integration of the EU and the Maghreb countries.
The Brussels bureaucrats embrace Islam because they want the EU to expand into the Muslim east and south. They think that eventually the Maghreb will become part of Europe, but many ordinary Europeans fear that Europe is on its way to becoming the Maghreb, the Muslim West.The problem for the Brussels establishment is that the present institutional framework of the EU is not adapted to the rapid expansion which the EU has experienced since the fall of the Iron Curtain in the late 1980s. To cope with expansion, the EU establishment produced the so-called European Constitution, a bloated 70,000-word document full of politically correct phrases and carefully omitting any reference to Europe's Christian heritage and its cultural tradition. It expands the powers of the Brussels Eurocracy and limits the national sovereignty of the member states.
In early 2005 the constitution was rejected in referendums in France and the Netherlands. One of the reasons why people voted against it was their fear of Islam and their subsequent opposition to the admission of Turkey into the EU. Theoretically the constitution should have been discarded after its rejection at the polls. The Europeanist politicians, however, refuse to accept the electorate's no. It has to be yes, they say, as they know that the empire will collapse if it cannot expand. They are now writing down a new and binding institutional framework, which, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel made clear, shall not be put before the electorate in a referendum. Empires cannot be democracies.
TROUBLE FROM HERE ON IN NOW THAT THE EU HAS A HATE LAW. HOW WILL THIS END UP IN THE FUTURE. LETS LOOK AT SCRIPTURES TO DETERMINE THE FUTURE OUTCOME.
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).
THE EU DICTATOR
12 And the ten horns (NATIONS) which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse:(PEACE) and he that sat on him had a bow;(EU
DICTATOR) and a crown was given unto him:(PRESIDENT OF THE EU) and he went forth
conquering, and to conquer.(MILITARY GENIUS)
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.(THE EU AND ITS DICTATOR IS GODLESS)
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.(DICTATOR COMES FROM NEW AGE OR OCCULT)
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death;(MURDERERD) and his deadly wound was healed:(COMES BACK TO LIFE) and all the world wondered after the beast.(THE WORLD THINKS ITS GOD IN THE FLESH, MESSIAH TO ISRAEL)
4 And they worshipped the dragon (SATAN) which gave power unto the beast:(JEWISH EU
DICTATOR) and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?(FALSE RESURRECTION,SATAN BRINGS HIM TO LIFE)
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.(GIVEN WORLD CONTROL FOR 3 1/2YRS)
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God,(HES A GOD HATER) to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.(HES A LIBERAL OR DEMOCRAT,WILL PUT ANYTHING ABOUT GOD DOWN)
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints,(BEHEAD THEM) and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.(WORLD DOMINATION)
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.(WORLD DICTATOR)
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.(SAVED CHRISTIANS AND JEWS DIE FOR THEIR FAITH AT THIS TIME,NOW WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE BUT DURING THE 7 YEARS OF HELL ON EARTH, PEOPLE WILL BE PUT TO DEATH (BEHEADINGS) FOR THEIR BELIEF IN GOD (JESUS) OR THE BIBLE.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come (ROMANS IN AD 70) shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMANS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he( EU ROMAN, JEWISH DICTATOR) shall confirm the covenant with many for one
week:( 7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 YRS) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me (JESUS) before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain(BEHEADED) for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
EU agrees breakthrough hate-crime law
20.04.2007 - 09:23 CET | By Renata Goldirova
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – After six years of political wrangling, the European Union has agreed to make incitement to racism and xenophobia a crime across the 27-nation bloc, setting a jail sentence of at least one to three years.
But the text avoids controversial terms such as the Holocaust and crimes under the Stalin regime. The deal agreed by justice ministers on Thursday (19 April) proves that the EU now has moral responsibility and not only on the economy EU home affairs commissioner Franco Frattini said. There is no safe haven for racist violence, anti-Semitism or people inciting to xenophobic hatred, he added, underlining the text agreed by ministers is a right balance between fully respecting freedom of speech and punishing any criminal actions, not ideas.Under the new law, offenders will face up to three years in jail for public incitement to violence or hatred, directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin.The same rules will apply to people publicly condoning, denying, or grossly trivialising crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, but only those recognised under statutes of the International Criminal Court.
According to German justice minister Brigitte Zypries, speaking on behalf of Berlin's six-month EU presidency, the EU-wide sentencing framework is an important political signal...especially to the young generation.
However, the wording has been carefully chosen to make it acceptable to the UK, Ireland and the Scandinavian countries, who were particularly worried about the scope of freedom of speech. Denial of the Holocaust is allowed under British freedom of speech rules, unless it specifically incites racial hatred.On the other hand, the three Baltic countries and Poland and Slovenia - all carrying the burden of a communist past - gave up their demand that crimes under the Stalin regime in the former Soviet Union also fall under the bill's scope.In exchange, a declaration saying the EU will organise high profile public debates on totalitarian regimes accompanies the new law. This is our political response to those concerns, Mr Frattini said.
Divorce law faces Swedish opposition
However, ministers failed to strike a deal on a proposal tabled by Germany to simplify the application of divorce law across the EU. About 170,000 out of 845,000 divorces annually now involve couples of different nationalities. According to the draft paper, for example, if a Czech-German couple living in Belgium decide to divorce, spouses would be allowed to choose which law – Czech, German, Belgian - to apply to their case, or would automatically be referred to a court in Belgium, the place of their latest residence.
This option is currently impossible, making divorces a lengthy and unpredictable procedure.But what appears as a citizen-friendly idea to Germany, Sweden finds in conflict with its national law. We will not accept any part of a foreign law that limits the right to divorce, as some countries limit this right for women or for both men and women, Sweden's state secretary Magnus Graner was cited as saying by Swedish media, with Swedish diplomats earlier referring to traditional Islamic law, Sharia, as well as the Maltese legal system which does not permit divorce at all.
In addition, not all member states recognize same-sex marriages or life partnerships, raising questions about how to deal with recognition and enforcement of such specific court-decisions. But Germany's Brigitte Zypries tried to play down those concerns, saying "the objective is not to harmonize European divorce law - we still let member states decide what marriage and divorce is - but only set common procedure in case of international marriages.Ministers will return to the thorny issue once again in June.