Wednesday, April 04, 2007

 

IRAN TO SET FREE HOSTAGES

REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE

REVELATION 11:1-2
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.

DANIEL 9:27
27 And he( THE 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 theconsummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

PASSOVER DAY 3 IN ISRAEL SCRIPTURES. (NISAN 16) (APR 4,07)

TORAH


NUMBER 28:16-25
16 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD.
17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.
18 In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work therein:
19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish:
20 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil: three tenth deals shall ye offer for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram;
21 A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs:
22 And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you.
23 Ye shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.
24 After this manner ye shall offer daily, throughout the seven days, the meat of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: it shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.
25 And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work.

PROPHETS

EZEKIEL 37:1-14
1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
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, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
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.
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.
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.
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.

OTHER WORLD NEWS NISAN 16, APR 4,07

1-WORLD QUAKES LAST 2 DAYS.2-Avalanche kills man, woman heli-skiing in B.C. 3-The Nation's Weather. 4-Pelosi meets Syrian president. 5-Iranian leader says he'll free Britons. 6-EU offers full market access to former colonies. 7-Gold: Western Inaction Pushing Saudi Arabia to Hamas, Hizbullah.


EARTHQUAKES

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.

WORLD QUAKES LAST 2 DAYS (USGS)

Update time = Wed Apr 4 10:12 AM EDT

APR 4,07
MAP 3.4 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 6.3 LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 4.7 KURIL ISLANDS
MAP 5.3 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 5.2 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 2.9 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP 5.0 VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 4.8 VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 6.2 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.1 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 3.9 ALASKA PENINSULA
MAP 3.5 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP 3.5 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 4.7 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 4.9 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 3.3 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 5.1 NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND
MAP 6.0 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.0 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 4.9 VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 3.0 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

APR 3,07
MAP 2.5 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP 2.5 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.6 KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP 5.2 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 5.2 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 2.8 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.8 KURIL ISLANDS
MAP 6.3 LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAP 5.6 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP 5.2 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 5.4 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 2.7 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.6 NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, P.N.G.
MAP 4.8 KURIL ISLANDS
MAP 4.8 KURIL ISLANDS
MAP 5.2 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.0 MOLUCCA SEA
MAP 2.5 MOUNT ST. HELENS AREA, WASHINGTON
MAP 5.2 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 4.4 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 4.9 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 3.0 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 5.8 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.5 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 2.6 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.1 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 4.9 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.2 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.5 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 3.4 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.2 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 4.1 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 6.2 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
MAP 2.5 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 3.5 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP 5.3 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.0 KURIL ISLANDS
MAP 5.2 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 4.9 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.5 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 4.9 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.1 D'ENTRECASTEAUX ISLANDS REGION

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

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.

Avalanche kills man, woman heli-skiing in B.C.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - CBC News


Two people are dead and three others were injured after being hit by an avalanche while backcountry skiing in the northwest corner of B.C. on Monday.Four heli-skiers and a guide had been dropped off on a mountain near the small town of Stewart before the avalanche.Mike Watling, spokesman for Last Frontier Heliskiing, said counsellors have been brought in to help staff and guests at the company's lodge. (CBC) The three survivors were airlifted to a nearby medical centre, and then to the hospital in Prince Rupert.

One of the survivors has been airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital where she is undergoing surgery for a broken leg on Tuesday. A second survivor was discharged earlier from hospital in Prince Rupert.Meanwhile, officials are trying to recover the bodies of the two people who died at the remote mountain area, where the avalanche danger has been labelled considerable by the Canadian Avalanche Centre.One of those killed is a Canadian woman and the other a man of Japanese ancestry.

Their names are being withheld.The area is popular with backcountry skiers from across Canada and around the world.The RCMP have begun an investigation, but say they're being hampered by the remote location of the avalanche.The company involved in the tragedy, Last Frontier Heliskiing, based in Vernon, B.C., has been operating in the Stewart area for about 12 years.

We are deeply saddened

Spokesman Mike Watling said the skiers had been dropped off by one of the company's helicopters early Monday, a day when avalanche conditions were rated moderate to low.Last Frontier plays host to about 400 skiers a year, most of them from Europe. Watling said this is the first time the company has lost any of its skiers.

We are deeply saddened by this incident and our thoughts go out to all those involved, he said.He also said a team of crisis counsellors has been called to the lodge to help employees and guests deal with the deaths.Meanwhile, search-and-rescue crews are out assessing the danger of further avalanches in the region.

The Nation's Weather By WEATHER UNDERGROUND, For The Associated Press APR 4,07

A winter storm system was expected to sweep through the Northeast, bringing widespread rain and snow across the region Wednesday. Scattered thunderstorms were possible in the Mid-Atlantic states.Partly cloudy skies were forecast for much of the South.A warm front was moving through the Pacific Northwest, triggering coastal rain and mountain snow.Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday ranged from a low of 3 degrees at Stanley, Idaho, to a high of 93 degrees at Edinburg, Texas.

Pelosi meets Syrian president By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press Writer APR 4,07

DAMASCUS, Syria - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad assured her of his willingness to engage in peace talks with Israel. Pelosi said she and other members of her congressional delegation raised with Assad their concern about militants crossing from Syria into Iraq, as well the Israeli soldiers kidnapped by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and the Palestinian group Hamas.The Californian Democrat spoke to reporters shortly after talks with Assad at the end of a two-day visit to Syria, which the White House has criticized as undermining American efforts to isolate the hard-line Arab country.She said the delegation gave the Syrian leader a message from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert whose essence was that Israel was ready to hold peace talks with Syria.

She did not say more about the message, but Israel has previously made such talks conditional on Syria's cutting off its support for hardline Palestinian groups and Hezbollah.

We were very pleased with the assurances we received from the president that he was ready to resume the peace process. He's ready to engage in negotiations for peace with Israel, Pelosi said.Pelosi and the rest of the delegation began their day by holding separate talks with Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem and Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa and then met Assad, who hosted them for lunch after their talks.Pelosi's visit to Syria was the latest challenge to President Bush bycongressional Democrats, who are taking a more assertive role in influencing policy in the Middle East and the Iraq war.Bush has said Pelosi's trip signals that the Assad government is part of the international mainstream when it is not. The United States says Syria allows Iraqi Sunni insurgents to operate from its territory, backs the Hezbollah and Hamas militant groups and is trying to destabilize the Lebanese government. Syria denies the allegations.

A lot of people have gone to see President Assad ... and yet we haven't seen action. He hasn't responded, he told reporters soon after she arrived in Damascus Tuesday. Sending delegations doesn't work. It's simply been counterproductive.Pelosi did not comment on Bush's remarks but went for a stroll in the Old City district of Damascus, where she mingled with Syrians in a market.

Wearing a flowered head scarf and a black abaya, Pelosi visited the 8th century Omayyad Mosque. She made the sign of the cross in front of an elaborate tomb which is said to contain the head of John the Baptist. About 10 percent of Syria's 18 million people are Christian.At the nearby outdoor Bazouriyeh market, Syrians crowded around, offering her dried figs and nuts and chatting with her.

She bought some coconut sweets and looked at jewelry and carpets.

On Tuesday night, Pelosi met Syrian human rights activists, businessmen and religious leaders at the U.S. ambassador's residence.

Al-Moallem was quoted Wednesday as saying that Pelosi and other members of Congress were welcome in Syria.Better late than never, he told the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Anba in an interview. He said the visits were taking place because Americans and Europeans had realized that their policy of trying to isolate Syria had failed. However, the Syrian ambassador to Washington, Imad Moustapha, was quoted as saying Syria was wary of the sudden U.S. openness and would respond cautiously.Syria will not hurriedly offer concessions when it refused to offer them under much greater pressure from the United States in the past, he said in an interview with the Al-Baath newspaper, the mouthpiece of the ruling party.

Syria will take a step forward every time the Americans take one, he added. Democrats have argued that the U.S. should engage its top rivals in the Mideast Iran and Syria to make headway in easing crises in Iraq, Lebanon and the Israeli-Arab peace process.

Last year, the bipartisan Iraq Study Group recommended talks with the two countries. Bush rejected the recommendations. But in February, the U.S. joined a gathering of regional diplomats in Baghdad that included Iran and Syria for talks on Iraq. Visiting neighboring Lebanon on Monday, Pelosi shrugged off White House criticism of her trip to Syria, noting that Republican lawmakers met Assad on Sunday without comment from the Bush administration. She said she hoped to rebuild lost confidence between Washington and Damascus and would tell Syrian leaders that Israel will talk peace with them only if Syria stops supporting Palestinian militants. She said she also would raise Syria's roles in Iraq and Lebanon and their support for the Hezbollah militant group.

We have no illusions but we have great hope, said Pelosi, who met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah earlier Tuesday. Relations between the U.S. and Syria reached a low point in early 2005 when Washington withdrew its ambassador to Damascus to protest the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Many Lebanese blamed Syria which had troops in Lebanon at the time for the assassination. Damascus denied involvement.

Washington has since succeeded in largely isolating Damascus, with its European and Arab allies shunning Assad. The last high-ranking U.S. official to visit Syria was then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage in January 2005. The isolation, however, has begun to crumble in recent months, with visits by U.S. lawmakers and some European officials.

HERE WE GO IRAN IS TRYING TO MAKE THE UK HAVE FAVOR FOR THEM IN THE SANCTIONS FIGHT AGAINST THE SO CALLED PEACEFUL NUCLEAR PLANS. IRAN IS SMOOTH TO DECIEVE THE WORLD INTO NOT STOPPING THEIR PLANS TO BOMB THE WORLD.

YOU CAN BET IT WAS THE EU WEILDING ITS POWER TO GET IRAN TO RELEASE THESE HOSTAGES, IRAN WOULD NOT DO IT IN ANY OTHER CASE.

Iranian leader says he'll free Britons APR 4,07


TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that Iran would free the 15 detained British sailors and marines as a gift to the British people. He pardoned the sailors and announced they would be released following a news conference at which he pinned a medal on the chest of the Iranian coast guard commander who intercepted the sailors and marines in the northern Gulf on March 23.Ahmadinejad said Iran will never accept trespassing in its territorial waters.On behalf of the great Iranian people, I want to thank the Iranian coast guard who courageously defended and captured those who violated their territorial waters, he said.We are sorry that British troops remain in Iraq and their sailors are being arrested in Iran, Ahmadinejad said.

He criticized Britain for deploying Leading Seaman Faye Turney, one of the 15 detainees, in the Gulf, pointing out that she is a woman with a child.How can you justify seeing a mother away from her home, her children? Why don't they respect family values in the West? he asked of the British government.

EU offers full market access to former colonies APR 4,07

BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Union said Wednesday it was ready to scrap almost all quotas and tariffs on exports from African, Caribbean and Pacific nations, but was quickly snubbed by part of the ACP group. The European Commission and the 78-nation ACP face a year-end deadline to conclude new trade agreements because a current preferential market access accord is due to expire then.Under the EU's new offer, all quotas and tariffs on ACP goods would be lifted once a deal was signed, with the exception of rice and sugar.Ninety seven percent of EU imports from ACP nations are already tariff-free or are taxed only at very low levels while 40 of the poorest countries already enjoy free access to EU markets.Trade and development for ACP countries is about much more than just access to the European market, EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said.

But by removing all remaining tariffs and quotas for all African, Caribbean and Pacific countries we will create the best possible opportunities for these economies, he added.

In reaction, the negotiator for the Caribbean ACP countries slammed the offer owing to the exceptions on rice and sugar, describing it as derisory and warning it could cause more harm than good.The European Commission offer threatens to poison the negotiating climate, especially at a time when both sides are making strides (on) flexibilities, said Junior Lodge.We therefore hope that good sense will prevail and the European Commission will offer all ACP regions a more constructive and attractive market access offer, he added.Levies on sugar would be phased out by 2015 while a reform in subsidies for EU sugar farmers is carried out and a firm date has not yet been set for rice, the Commission said.

The offer did not cover South Africa, which has a bilateral trade agreement with the EU and which the Commission said produces a number of globally competitive products.The ACP group, made up mostly of former European colonies, have benefitted from preferential access to EU markets since the signing of the Lome accord in 1975.But other equally poor countries, mostly in Latin America, have contested the ACPs' preferential treatment and have won backing from the World Trade Organisation.
In 2001, the world trade referee gave the EU until the end of this year to come up with a new framework that would be more compatible with international rules of commerce.After their WTO defeat, the Europeans and the ACP opened talks in 2002 for new so-called economic partnership agreements which are being conducted by regions eastern, central and southern Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.But little progress has been made, and pressure is building as the year-end deadline approaches.

A number of development pressure groups, including Oxfam and Action Aid, consider the deadline to be unrealistic and have called for it to be pushed back.The European Commission had promised that it would offer greater market access as part of the negotiations, which some development pressure groups have accused the EU of using to gain greater access to ACP markets.

Brussels said the new offer was not conditional on ACP countries matching the EU in tearing down tariff and quota barriers and that any greater market access they would have to provide to meet WTO rules could be phased in.

Gold: Western Inaction Pushing Saudi Arabia to Hamas, Hizbullah
by Hillel Fendel APR 4,07 (INN)


for Saudi Arabia, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not the main issue; it is rather Iran - and the West's inaction vis-a-vis the Iranian threat. So writes former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Dore Gold in a brief for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs' Institute for Contemporary Affairs.What is shaping Saudi Arabia's new diplomatic activism, Gold explains, is the rapidly expanding Iranian threat and the weakness of the Western response.

Early Signs of a Bad Start

Gold feels that though expectations were raised that the Riyadh Arab summit might provide a mechanism for restarting the Arab-Israeli peace process, it got off to a bad start when Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal warned Israel that its rejection of the [Saudi complete-withdrawal] plan would leave its fate in the hands of the lords of war. Rather than obtaining some flexibility, Israel was handed an ultimatum.Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was to have had a mid-April gala dinner with President George W. Bush at the White House later this month - but abruptly canceled it. This was a clear signal, Gold writes, that the time was far from ripe for a Saudi-Israeli rapprochement under an American umbrella.

Saudi Arabia Turns to Hamas and Hizbullah

Why were the hopes of both the US and Olmert-government diplomats dashed? Gold quotes the Washington Post that Riyadh had decided for now to seek common ground with Iran, Hamas, and Hizbullah. Why? Because the West has responded weakly to the growing Iranian threat. Gold concurs with other experts in positing that Saudi Arabia feels threatened by Shiite-controlled Iran. Haifa University's Middle Eastern affairs expert Dr. David Bukai said at last month's Jerusalem Conference, The main dispute in the Middle East is between the Shiites (10% of the world's Moslems) and the Sunnis and the so-called moderate nations. The Shiites are more threatening to Saudi Arabia than to Israel.Iran is committed to a second Iranian revolution, Gold writes, referring to a revival of Iranian efforts to export revolutionary Shiism, wherever possible. In some Sunni-dominated countries, like Sudan and Syria, the Iranians hope to convert Sunnis to Shiism. In the [Persian] Gulf, there are already substantial Shiite populations. Indeed, Saudi Arabia's main vulnerability is in its oil-rich Eastern Province, which has nearly a majority of Shiites. Neighboring Bahrain, now connected to Saudi Arabia by a bridge, has an 80 percent Shiite majority. The potential for revolutionary subversion is enormous, as has already happened in the past.

Israel and the Saudi Plan

The Saudi plan, first advanced in 2002, has two demands that are anathema to most, if not all, Israelis. One is the right of return of millions of descendants of the roughly half-million Arabs who left Israel during the 1948 War for Independence. The second is a total and complete withdrawal from every inch Israel liberated in the 1967 Six Day War thus stripping Israel of the defensible borders that President Bush said was Israel's right in his April 2004 letter to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Despite this, Gold writes, Israeli diplomats had hoped that a modified peace plan might be adopted by the Arab heads of state that would leave out any references to the return of Palestinian refugees to Israel...When that seemed unlikely, there was increasing speculation that while the formal initiative would remain unchanged, then at least some other statements would be made separately that would try to reach out to Israeli public opinion and build mutual confidence. But this did not occur.

No More Western Apathy or Israeli Withdrawals

What must be done, Gold writes, is the following: For one thing, the West must be more assertive about countering Iranian power. In addition, bombastic summits and Israeli withdrawals are not helpful at this time: The last thing [Saudi Arabia] needs are planeloads of Israeli negotiators and journalists in Riyadh. And with Hamas in power among the Palestinians and building its military strength daily in Gaza, Israel does not need to experiment with new withdrawals. Under such circumstances, quiet contacts between Israel and its neighbors make far more sense than grandiose public diplomacy.



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