Wednesday, May 02, 2007
EUROPEAN UNIFICATION EQUALS WAR
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 = Wed May 2 2:00 AM EDT
MAP 2.6 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.6 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 2.5 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 2.7 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 2.6 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.6 PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
MAP 3.3 TAJIKISTAN
MAP 4.6 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
MAP 2.6 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP 3.3 PUERTO RICO
MAP 2.6 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP 5.0 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 2.8 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 2.7 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.5 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP 4.6 POTOSI, BOLIVIA
MAP 2.9 MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO
MAP 2.6 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP 5.5 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
MAP 3.9 MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO
MAP 5.6 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.0 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 3.1 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 5.6 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 3.8 RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
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
Wed May 2, 5:34 AM ET
Dry weather and mild temperatures are expected across a wide swath of the northern part of the country on Wednesday extending from the Dakotas eastward through the upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes region and Northeast. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected in the Mid-Atlantic, southern and central Plains regions.There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and large hail in central and eastern Texas.
An unseasonably cold Pacific system is expected to bring cool and wet weather to parts of the West. Coastal rain and high elevation snow is expected from Northern California to the Pacific Northwest.Farther inland, a cold front is expected to push through the Great Basin and Rockies during the day, and to move to the northern and central Plains at night. It is expected to result in an expansive area of rain with scattered thunderstorms and mountain snow.Temperatures in the lower 48 states Tuesday ranged from a low of 24 degrees at Boulder, Wyo., to a high of 104 degrees at Death Valley, Calif.
Israeli leader calls emergency meeting By ARON HELLER, Associated Press Writer MAY 2,07
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, feverishly trying to hang on to power, told an emergency meeting of his Cabinet on Wednesday that rivals should slow down before trying to benefit from the scathing report on his handling of last year's war in Lebanon. This week's report has fueled calls for Olmert's resignation, including from members of his coalition government.
A top lawmaker in Olmert's Kadima Party became the highest-ranking official to urge Olmert to step down, and party officials said Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Kadima's most popular politician, would follow suit later in the day.The 34-day war against Hezbollah guerrillas has been widely perceived as a failure.
Monday's report said Olmert bore ultimate responsibility, accusing him of poor judgment, hasty decision-making and lack of vision. A defiant Olmert opened the special Cabinet session by hinting that reports of his political demise were premature. To those who are eager to take advantage of this report to reap certain political advantages, I suggest slow down, he said.
Two new polls published in Israeli newspapers Wednesday said some two-thirds of Israelis want Olmert to resign immediately. The surveys indicated that the hawkish former prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu of the opposition Likud Party, would likely win handily if new elections were held.Since the report was issued, Olmert has been struggling to hold his coalition together. One minister from the Labor Party, Olmert's main coalition partner, already has quit, and there have been increasing signs of eroding support within Kadima.In a new blow, the chairman of Kadima's parliamentary faction, Avigdor Yitzhaki, called for the prime minister to step down: He has to take this responsibility and resign.
Yitzhaki said if Olmert failed to do so immediately he would resign as coalition chairman. On Tuesday, another Kadima lawmaker, Marina Solodkin, also urged Olmert to step down.Separately, confidants of Defense Minister Amir Peretz, who also came under criticism in the war probe, said he was considering quitting.
There was no confirmation from his spokesmen.Livni, the foreign minister, was emerging as the biggest threat to Olmert's survival. Livni, who has stayed silent since the report was released, may be the party's best hope of retaining power. Livni aides said she planned to meet with Olmert later Wednesday to urge him to step down.At the 3 1/2-hour Cabinet session, ministers agreed to carry out the report's recommendations for improved decision-making and crisis management, and to set up a committee to oversee the implementation, Cabinet Secretary Israel Maimon said.Olmert told ministers that his government would best remedy the mistakes it made.
We could make life easy and say Thank you, I was proud to serve the State of Israel, and go, Maimon quoted him as saying. But I know from past experience with such reports that no other government will implement this (report), only this government.
Demands for Olmert's resignation began shortly after the costly but inconclusive war, in which almost 4,000 Hezbollah rockets landed in Israel and 158 Israelis were killed. More than 1,000 Lebanese civilians and combatants also died, according to Lebanese officials.The war broke out July 12 after Hezbollah guerrillas crossed into Israel, killed three soldiers and captured two others. Olmert's public support, high in the early days of the war, nose-dived after the fighting ended without Israel's achieving the two goals he declared — crushing Hezbollah and recovering the captured soldiers.On Thursday, Olmert's opponents from all sides planned a show of strength at a demonstration in Tel Aviv. Its size and composition could go a long way toward showing Olmert whether he can continue.
Livni to Join Other Kadima MKs in Calling for Olmert to Quit
by Hillel Fendel and Ezra HaLevi (INN) MAY 2,07
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who said on Tuesday, I am strong and will get through this, he faces a major blow this afternoon when he meets with his party colleague Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni - who is expected to tell him to resign. Reports say that Livni will threaten that if Olmert insists on remaining in power, she herself will resign and will work to depose him.
She will hold a press conference following the 4 PM meeting with Olmert.The Livni news follows a similar call and threat by coalition whip MK Avigdor Yitzchaki, who said that if Olmert does not resign by today (Wednesday), he himself will quit his position. Yitzchaki was a close aide to Ariel Sharon when the latter founded the Kadima party in late 2005, and feels no particular loyalty to Olmert. He claims that a majority of Kadima members share his sentiment.
The attacks on Olmert follow the damning Winograd Committee report assigning him chief responsibility for the early failures in the Second Lebanon War. A leader can govern a public only when he has legitimacy with that public, and their trust, MK Yitzchaki told Voice of Israel Radio this morning.
He joins MKs Marina Solodkin and Michael Nudelman in demanding the PM quit - though Olmert's bureau announced that Nudelman had retracted this call and now supports Olmert.Yitzchaki added that in order for Kadima to return to being a legitimate ruling party, the prime minister must resign. A large majority of Kadima believes that the prime minister should resign, Yitzchaki said. I don't know anyone who wouldn't be happy if he quit, including the people closest to him. The question is how to convince him to leave.Another leading Kadima member, Transportation Minister Sha'ul Mofaz, has called for a national unity government - including the Likud - in order to deal with the current crisis. Mofaz says Olmert should head the government. A Kadima faction meeting Yitzchaki planned for early Thursday has now
been pushed up to Wednesday night.
Prime Minister Olmerts staff gave anonymous quotes to nearly all of Israels media outlets Tuesday night, critical of efforts by Foreign Minister Livni to have Olmert replaced within the party presumably by her. The aides said Olmert would take the offensive, issuing a public warning that Livni should either stop undermining the prime minister or resign herself. Livnis staff denied that she is involved in Yitzchakis efforts to bring about Olmerts resignation.
Labor Central Committee to Convene on Leaving
Minister Without Portfolio Eitan Cabel of Labor, who resigned Tuesday and called upon Olmert to follow suit, says he will convene the Labor Partys central committee in order to bring about a decision to leave the government. Cabel is Labor's Secretary-General.The session is to take place next week, ahead of the May 28th primaries. Of the two leading contenders for the party's leadership, Former GSS Head MK Ami Ayalon has already said that he would not remain in an Olmert-led coalition, and Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak has not committed himself. Cabel supports Barak.
Likud Wants Elections
Opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu is calling not for Olmert's resignation, but rather for the entire government to resign, a move which necessitates new Knesset elections. He knows that as leader of a party with only 12 MKs, he would not be able to lead the government for long. On the other hand, polls forecast that in new elections, the Likud would approximately triple its strength.
Olmert to Conduct Business as Usual
Prime Minister Olmert plans on bringing a proposal before his cabinet Wednesday to adopt the main recommendations of the Winograd report, which does not explicitly call for his resignation, and work toward implementing them.Olmert's plan involves appointing retired IDF Chief of Staff Amnon Lipkin-Shachak to come up within 30 days with proposals for implementing the recommendations.
The recommendations will then be approved or rejected by a committee staffed by Olmert himself, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, Foreign Minister Livni, Vice Premier Shimon Peres, Transportation Minister Sha'ul Mofaz, Trade Minister Eli Yishai and Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Although the Knesset is scheduled to hold a special session Thursday to discuss the Winograd findings, PM Olmert has made it clear that he will not respond to the report or even take part in the discussion until the final draft is published.
Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu Pressuredto Quit Gov't
by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz (INN) MAY 2,07
In the wake of the Winograd Commission's interim report, opposition politicians are putting public pressure on coalition member parties Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu to quit the government. Such a move by Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman and Shas party chairman Eli Yishai would likely lead to the collapse of the current administration and new Knesset elections. In a televised interview Monday night, Likud MK Gilad Erdan reminded the Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu representatives that their voters did not elect them to sit in a government of failed leadership such as that of Ehud Olmert. The government failed. It caused great political and military damage to the country, said MK Erdan, And what the people need Only the departure of those two parties will lead to the dissolution of Kadima....MK Tzvi Hendel now is an election campaign that will determine who will lead the state of Israel at this critical time.
MK Tzvi Hendel (National Union-NRP) also called on Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu to withdraw from the government. Only the departure of those two parties will lead to the dissolution of Kadima and the establishment of a national emergency government, Hendel said.
Both Minister Yishai and Minister Lieberman heard Judge Winograd explain that the committee had not planned to publish an extensive interim report, MK Hendel noted, until the committee members realized that the government had not learned a single lesson from the war's failures. The dramatic interim report was issued precisely because the committee wanted to shake up the system, according to Winograd's statement Monday evening. MK Hendel said that he has begun a round of discussions with the leadership of Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu in an effort to prompt the coalition's political demise. It appears, however, that Yisrael Beiteinu's Lieberman sees things quite differently. In an interview with Israel Radio on Tuesday morning, the Strategic Affairs Minister said that now is not the time for national elections. He said that the systemic reforms and lessons that need to be implemented according to the Winograd report cannot be successfully carried out if the nation is simultaneously plunged into an election campaign.
MK Zahava Gal'on (Meretz) called on all government ministers, across the board, to tender their resignations. Praising Labor MK Eitan Cabel's resignation from his post as Minister without Portfolio, Gal'on said, TMK Gal-On (Meretz) called on all government ministers to tender their resignations. The rest of his colleagues in the government who pushed for the war, who also have the burden of failure on their shoulders, should show integrity, take responsibility, and follow in his footsteps.
Regarding the Prime Minister's next political move, Ministers Yishai and Lieberman reportedly met Tuesday and agreed that Olmert need not resign at this point. In reaction to Minister Yishai's report to him about the Winograd Commission findings, Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said Tuesday that if the government had listened to him, things would have turned out differently.
If they had listened to us during the war, then everything would look better, Rabbi Yosef told Minister Yishai. The Shas chairman later clarified that his party had requested heavy bombardment from the air of more extensive Hizbullah-controlled areas during the Second Lebanon War.
France's Sarkozy, Royal face off in election debate By James Mackenzie Wed May 2,
PARIS (Reuters) - France's two presidential rivals, right-wing former interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Segolene Royal, hold a televised debate on Wednesday that could decide Sunday's election.
The two-hour encounter will be screened simultaneously by France's two biggest television channels from 9 p.m. (1900 GMT), and is expected to attract an audience of more than 20 million.Much of the months-long election campaign has been shaped by the contrasting personalities of the two candidates but voters have had few opportunities for a direct comparison.
Sarkozy, admired by supporters for his tough stance on crime and illegal immigration, is hated and feared by many on the left who call him a dangerous authoritarian. Royal, aiming to be France's first woman president with a combination of left-wing economic policies and traditional social values, has faced constant questions over her competence.For both, it will be a chance to win over voters who have followed the campaign with exceptional interest and who turned out in record numbers in the first round on April 22.Details of the debate, to be moderated by two of France's most prominent journalists, have been worked out in minute detail after intensive consultation with the campaign teams.The two will face each other in a modern-looking studio in front of a picture of the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the president.They will be able to interrupt each other but cameras will not show their reactions when the other candidate speaks.Sarkozy has held a clear lead in the opinion polls since the start of the year and the debate may be Royal's last chance to cut the gap before voting starts on Sunday.Television debate: Royal stakes everything against Sarkozy, business daily Les Echos headlined its front page on Wednesday.
She has declared that she is not worried about the encounter but she faces a formidable rival in Sarkozy, one of the most forceful debaters in parliament, whose main concern may be to avoid appearing too aggressive.Some of the one-liners from previous debates have entered French political lore and television stations have repeatedly run highlights from past clashes between former presidents Valery Giscard d'Estaing and Francois Mitterrand or outgoing President Jacques Chirac.Royal enjoyed a boost on the May Day holiday on Tuesday as tens of thousands of supporters packed into a Paris stadium for a combined concert and political rally intended as a major show of strength before the vote.But Sarkozy appeared unruffled on a campaign visit to the northwestern region of Brittany.
(It) will be a day like the others, with a debate that will have to be as much of a success as possible, he told reporters.I respect my opponent, I respect her personally and I will try to make sure that the debate is as dignified as possible.(Additional reporting by Emile Picy)
EU and US building trade links but split on climate
01.05.2007 By Honor Mahony
EUOBSERVER/BRUSSELS The EU and US signed a new deal on a trans-Atlantic economic
partnership at their summit in Washington on Monday (30 April) but remained unable to agree steps for tackling climate change, despite an increase in positive rhetoric on the issue.
The economic deal is aimed at increasing trade and investment by harmonising business standards between the two blocs - with trade in goods and services across the Atlantic accounting for more than $2 billion every day.
As part of the agreement, a transatlantic economic council is to be set up - to be chaired by EU industry commissioner Guenter Verheugen and US National Economic Council director Al Hubbard - to overcome regulatory barriers in 40 areas, including intellectual property and financial services.
It is recognition that the closer that the United States and the EU become, the better off our people become, US president George W. Bush said, referring to the deal. German chancellor Angela Merkel, currently chairing the EU, called it a significant step forward.Mrs Merkel has made improved economic ties between the two sides a priority of the German EU presidency and has previously said she would like to see a trans-Atlantic free trade area by 2015.At the summit, both sides also inked an open skies agreement relaxing limitations on air services between the EU and US - set to take effect at the end of March next year.Under the deal, EU airlines will be able to fly anywhere in the US and vice versa, even though EU airlines will not be able to operate domestic US routes.With this agreement, the honeymoon in Paris, the business trip to Dublin and family reunion in Naples will be cheaper, easier, and within the reach of more Americans than ever before, said US transportation secretary Mary Peters.Agreed only after years of tough negotiations, the EU made it clear at yesterday's meeting that the current model is not good enough and that Europe is already looking ahead to a more expansive deal in future.The objective of the [next] negotiations will therefore be additional traffic rights and fewer restrictions on European ownership and control of US carriers, said German transport minister Wolfgang Tiefensee.
Climate change split
While there was no significant movement on how to jointly tackle the effects of climate change - the other big issue on the summit agenda - both Mrs Merkel and European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso claimed better underlying agreement on the issue.
Looking back to a year ago, Mrs Merkel said I feel that we would have had a lot more difficulty actually bringing about language that describes this problem adequately than we have now. She later added that both sides still have different approaches on how to deal with the issue, however.Mr Barroso said We agree there is a threat, there is a very serious and global threat. We agree that there is a need to reduce emissions. We agree that we should work together.But both sides remain split along familiar lines on how quickly developing nations should react, with the EU arguing richer nations need to take the lead before asking poorer states to move and the US refusing to budge until emerging economies like China and India
come on board.
US won't budge without China
In order to make progress on greenhouse gases, we've got to make sure that the developing nations, which are significant emitters, are a part of the process, said the US president. [We] could shut down our economy and emit no greenhouse gases, and all it would take is for China in about 18 months to produce as much as we had been producing to make up the difference about what we reduced our greenhouse gases to.The continued differences means the German chancellor still has a long way to go if she is to clinch a meaningful deal on climate change at the G8 meeting of industrialised nations which she will be hosting next month.
THE EU DICTATOR
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: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.(THIS IS THE EU DICTATOR)
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.(7 HEADS ARE THE 7TH WORLD EMPIRE IN HISTORY (THE EU) AS WELL AS THE VATICAN WHICH IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS. 10 HORNS ARE 10 KINGS THAT ARISE FROM THE EU, THEN #11 COMES ON THE SCENE BECOMES THE HEAD OF 3 OUNTRIES AND THEN THE EU DICTATOR, COMES FROM 1 OF THE 3 COUNTRIES THAT RULE FOR THIS TERM. I BELIEVE THE 3 COUNTRIES RULING AT THE TIME ARE SPAIN AND 2 OF THE ORIGINAL 6 THAT STARTED THE EU. FROM 1 OF THESE 3 COUNTRIES COME THE FUTURE EU DICTATOR PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION WHO GUARENTEES ISRAELS SECURITY FOR A LAND FOR PEACE 7 YEAR TREATY.
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.(THE JEWISH EU DICTATOR GETS HIS POWER FROM SATAN,HE COMES FROM THE OCCULT).
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.(THE DICTATOR HAS A FALSE RESURRECTION. JUST LIKE JESUS HAD A LITERAL RESURRECTION THIS DICTATOR GETS MURDERED AT THE 3 1/2 YR MARK OF THR 7 YEAR TREATY AND COMES BACK TO LIFE. THIS IS HOW HE CAN CLAIM TO BE GOD AND GET AWAY WITH IT AND CONTROL THE WHOLE EARTH.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
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.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
36 And the king shall do according to his will;(EU PRESIDENT) and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers,(THIS EU DICTATOR IS A EUROPEAN JEW) nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces:(HES A MILITARY GINIUS) and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds (CONTROL HEZBOLLAH,AL-QUAIDA MURDERERS ETC) with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he
shall cause them to rule over many,(HIS ARMY LEADERS) and shall divide the land for gain.
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south(EGYPT) push at him:(EU DICTATOR PROTECTING ISRAELS SECURITY) and the king of the north(RUSSIA) 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.
Towards a Totalitarian Europe
From the desk of Fjordman on Mon, 2007-APR 30
Former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovksy has warned that the European Union is on its way to becoming another Soviet Union. When people who have worked on higher levels in the EU system note similarities as well, it is time people start taking this idea seriously.In 2002 Louis Michel, the then Belgian minister of foreign affairs and today a member of the European Commission, told the Belgian parliament that the EU will eventually encompass North Africa and the Middle East as well as Europe. The MEDA programme, the principal financial instrument for the implementation of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, between 2000-2006 spent €5,350 million on its various programs, according to the EU’s official website. During the period 1995-1999, some 86% of the resources allocated to MEDA were channelled to Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and the Palestinian Authority.From 2007, MEDA will be replaced by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument, which over the period 2007 to 2013 is projected to spend €11 billion on, among other things, promoting cooperation between European and Arab countries in the sectors of energy and transport; in higher education and mobility of teachers, researchers and students; Multicultural dialogue through people-to-people contacts, including links with communities of immigrants living in EU countries as well as cooperation between civil societies, cultural institutions and exchanges of young people. The European Commission, the EU’s powerful government with extensive legislative powers, shall coordinate cooperation with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities, churches, religious associations and the media in matters related to this project, all according to documents available on the Internet.
Bat Ye’or, author of the book Eurabia, has warned against the post-Western culture of Palestinianism that has been promoted through these networks for decades: Through a coordinated campaign monitored by the networks of the European Union bodies, a system linking politics to markets, culture, universities, media and opinion makers, has spread its totalitarian grip over the member-states in order to impose a despicable culture of lies and denial that support Europe's pro-Palestinian foreign policy.The EU Commission and senior officials, frequently diffused through innocent sounding and semi-official organizations, create agreements with Arabs and then quietly implement them later as federal EU policy. This is accomplished because billions of Euros are floating around in a system with very little control. Europeans are thus financing their continent’s merger with, in reality colonization by, the Muslim world without their knowledge and without their consent. It must be the first time in human history where an entire continent is being culturally eradicated with bureaucratic precision. This represents perhaps the greatest betrayal in the history of Western civilization, yet it is largely ignored by Western media.Joschka Fischer, ex-German foreign minister, warned that Europe risks becoming a playground for upcoming superpowers in the 21st century. He wanted more EU cooperation to remedy this. But we already are a playground for foreign powers, for Muslim nations in particular, who can dump their unsustainable population growth in our countries and harass the native population with near-impunity, and this is actively caused by the EU. It is going to be interesting for future historians to unveil how many senior EU leaders or bureaucrats have been bought and paid by Saudi Arabian oil money.
The idea that the EU is going to become a superpower is laughable. Europe at the dawn of the 21st century is a global joke, a decadent, weak and pathetic continent, despised by its enemies and viewed with pity by its friends. Outsiders don’t expect Europe to generate anything new, quite a few will be surprised if it even survives. This image will not be improved by leaders who have not only abandoned, but are attacking their own people, selling out their historical legacy to their worst enemies, and muzzling those who object to this.You cannot artificially create a dynamic power through bureaucratic decisions, you do it through the rule of law – laws passed with the consent of the people, with their best interest in mind and therefore respected by them – respect for private property rights and by getting the state out of the way as much as possible. There are no short-cuts. It is ridiculous to believe that this ramshackle, top-heavy Frankenstein monster is going to make Europe more competitive.I am not against cooperation between European countries in whatever form, but definitely in the shape of a pan-European dictatorship with massive amounts of bureaucracy. I understand the argument that individual nation states, save perhaps Germany, are too small to compete with China and the likes. Perhaps. But we need to get our priorities straight: Survival comes first; creating a dynamic economy comes second. The simple truth is that the EU constitutes a mortal threat to the former, and does absolutely nothing to advance the latter.
Paul Belien, the editor of the Brussels Journal, has argued in his book A Throne in Brussels that Belgium is used as a blueprint for the wider European Union. In 2000, Belgian authorities passed a so-called Quick Citizenship Act. In 1960, 7.3% of the population in the city of Brussels was foreign. Today the figure has risen to 56.5%. According to Jan Hertogen, a Marxist sociologist, this population replacement “is an impressive and unique development from a European, or even a world perspective.Yes, it is probably unprecedented in human history that a country has handed over its main city to others without firing a single shot, although this feat is now being repeated in many other European cities. Is there no opposition to this in Belgium? Yes there is, but they get silenced or even banned. The Flemish nationalist Vlaams Blok was outlawed for racism, and changed its name. The racism consisted of citing government statistics on overrepresentation in crime by immigrants. The judge concluded that truth is no defense.Père Samuel, a Turkish-born Catholic priest and one of the few speaking the language of Jesus, Aramaic, has been prosecuted for incitement to racist hatred by the Belgian Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (CEOOR), because of a remark he made in 2002 when he said: Every thoroughly islamized Muslim child that is born in Europe is a time bomb for Western children in the future. The latter will be persecuted when they have become a minority. He claims Muslims are invading Europe and warns for an impending civil war.
Belgium is an artificial state dominated by a French-speaking bureaucratic elite, and could be viewed as a laboratory for what the EUrabians want to do to the rest of the continent, such as population replacement, largely by Muslims, and silencing opposition to this by legal harassment and through various mechanisms de facto disenfranchise the native population.Article ten in the European Convention on Human Rights supposedly ensures freedom of speech, yet spends more text on defining what is not included within the limits of free speech than on what is. Criminalizing ideas is dangerous. As John Stuart Mill explained in his book On Liberty, freedom of speech is the foundation of true liberty. Swedish writer John Järvenpää argues that one of the virtues of free speech is that politically incorrect viewpoints force others to rationally argue against them.In 2007, the EU agreed to make incitement to racism and xenophobia a crime across the 27-nation bloc. 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 term inciting hatred against religion will no doubt be used by Muslims to silence critics of Islam, especially since the Council of Europe has earlier decided to view Islamophobia as equal to anti-Semitism.
The EU’s classified handbook, also released in 2007, bars governments from speaking of “jihad” or linking Islam and terrorism. But since we now have pan-European anti-racism laws and pan-European guidelines banning mentioning any connection between Islam and violence, does that mean that it will be impossible to talk about the Jihad Europeans are subject to? The purpose of this legislation can be none other than to muzzle critics of mass immigration.As Robert Spencer commented, Soon Eurabia will resemble the old Soviet Union, in which dissidents furtively distributed samizdat literature and faced stiff penalties if the authorities discovered what they were doing. Europeans who care about what is happening to them will have to travel West, buy books that tell the truth about Islamic jihad, and distribute them at home away from the watchful eye of EU bureaucrats.The European Union is basically an attempt – a rather successful one so far – by the elites in European nation states to cooperate on usurping power, bypassing and eventually abolishing the democratic system, a slow-motion coup d’état. It works because the national parliaments are still there, and most people don’t see how much has changed. Seeing is believing. If a small group of people decided to openly sideline the democratic process and start imposing laws which the public didn’t approve, there would be a rebellion. But this is what the EU has done. They have just been smart enough to hide this fact under multiple layers of impenetrable bureaucratic Newspeak, to make sure average citizens don’t fully appreciate the magnitude of what’s going on. Ideas such as promoting peace are used as a pretext for this, a bone thrown to fool the gullible masses and veil what is essentially a naked power grab.
The EU can bribe the national elites by appealing to their vanity and sense of importance, elevate them from a national level to an international level, give them nice cars, fancy sounding jobs with power unrestrained by silly prosaic things such as the will of the people.Through promoting Multiculturalism and mass immigration, the EUrocrats hope to create a new, larger political entity by smashing the older nation states. And besides, it's easier to control people who have no distinct cultural or national identity. These self-serving elites are betraying the trust of the people they are supposed to serve, using them as guinea pigs in a disastrous social experiment by dismantling their culture and importing Muslims who attack them. They probably despise their own people, who meekly accept this and believe their ridiculous excuses.Native Europeans, who are no longer safe in their own cities, have been robbed of their history and have accepted more immigration in a shorter period of time than probably any other people in human history, yet are met with intimidation and repression if they refuse to accept more. This constitutes evil, there is no other way to put it.
According to journalist John O’Sullivan, Some defenders of the EU claim that this admittedly undemocratic provision is offset by the increased powers of the European parliament. But this greatly exaggerates the representative nature of the Euro-parliament. Though formally democratic by virtue of being elected, it has no continent-wide European public opinion to which it might be accountable. He adds that It was local nationalisms in Britain and occupied Europe that provided most of the morale to resist fascist ideologies.This last point, that Nazi Germany was defeated by proud nations states such as the United States and Britain (a long time ago), is totally lost on the EU elites. Commissioner Margot Wallstrom argued that those who resisted pooling national sovereignty risked a return to Nazi horrors of the 1930s and 1940s. Her fellow Commissioners issued a joint declaration, stating that EU citizens should pay tribute to the dead of the Second World War by voting Yes to the EU Constitution.The Constitution will move even more power into the hands of the already powerful and unaccountable elites. The EUrocrats are basically saying that since somebody may conceivably threaten our democratic system at some point in the future, we might as well dismantle it now, in an orderly fashion. Moreover, whereas constitutions have traditionally outlined the basic workings of the state, the proposed European Constitution, running into hundreds of pages, betrays an almost sharia-like desire to regulate all aspects of life. It is an instrument of control, a blueprint for an authoritarian state.
Nazi Germany was a totalitarian state, but such societies can also be transnational, as was the Soviet Union, which the EU resembles more than just superficially: An artificial superstate run by an authoritarian bureaucracy that overrides the will of the people and imposes its ideology on the populace. Are we back in the E.U.S.S.R? Although the EU, due to its transnational nature, most closely resembles the Soviet Union, there are also similarities with Nazi Germany. The EU was created by perfecting the Big Lie technique that was championed by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels: Serve people massive lies, so big that they cannot believe that anybody would lie about it, and they will believe them, at least for a while.It should also be mentioned that Adolf Hitler stated his admiration for the warlike nature of Islam. The admiration was mutual. Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, the Mufti of Jerusalem, was an Arab nationalist and passionate anti-Semite who cooperated closely with Nazi Germany during World War II. Later, leadership of Palestinian Arabs was transferred to Husayni’s nephew Yasser Arafat, a very dear friend of the EU, who in 2002 gave an interview in which he referred to our hero al-Husayni.If the EU is supposed to protect us from the horrors of Nazi Germany, it is remarkable how many of its traits it is copying, such as flirting with Arab strongmen and admiration for Islam. The Muslim immigration the EU is promoting to Europe has triggered the largest wave of anti-Semitism since the rise of, well, Nazi Germany, and may yet force the remaining Jews to leave. That Europeans should support this organization to prevent a new totalitarian regime is a sick joke. The EU is a lot closer to totalitarian states than the supposedly evil nation states it is going to replace.
Since there is no European demos, no pre-political loyalty or shared public community, and since legislate power has been transferred to the unelected EU Commission, there is no way the EU can function as a democracy in any meaningful sense of the term. The EU can only become one giant Yugoslavia, either ruled by an authoritarian oligarchy in the fashion of Tito, or fall apart into civil wars.
The slow, but steady stifling of free speech through legislation and Muslim Jihad violence indicates an ominous trend: Europe is moving in a totalitarian direction. This cannot be stopped or reversed before we stop Muslim immigration, which again cannot happen unless we dismantle the European Union. Getting rid of the EU is the key to Europe’s survival, which is now very much in question.
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.
The Result of European Unification Will be War
From the desk of The Brussels Journal on Tue, 2007-May 1
A comment from Archonix (an Englishman) at Gates of Vienna, 30 April 2007
[T]he EU economies are not substantially better than they were in the 90s. Many are at the same level, others are worse. Ask any Italian what he thinks of the economy at the moment and if you're lucky he’ll just shout at you for a few hours. The only reason your dollars don’t seem to go far any more is because the dollar has fallen significantly, not because the euro has risen. The euro is placing a massive inflationary burden on the EU economies, which no longer have the mechanism of altering interest rates in order to control inflation.Further, there is no mechanism for national debt transfer, as exists in the US, which places further inflationary pressure on individual member states. This pressure is compounded by inflation in members states that are net recipients of EU funding (Spain and Ireland as examples) who are able to cut taxes to miniscule amounts because they’re getting funded by the other EU member states. All of this is combining to produce an inflationary economy with no control mechanism. Unemployment has risen constantly within the euro zone since the euro was introduced, and productivity has fallen just as constantly. National debts are going up, taxes are rising, GDP is falling.
[…] Individual nations are slowly losing their national customs as laws and regulations are ‘unified’ across the continent. National institutions might appear unchanged, which might then present an image that the nations in question are unchanged, but this is simply a signature of how the EU functions. Those national institutions have been hollowed out from the inside and replaced with EU functionaries and apparatchiks. The EU bypasses national legislatures and operates through the implementation of an ever more powerful unelected bureaucracy of civil servants and managers. Thus normality appears to remain. However, in my country, the traditional and ancient freedoms of common law are being slowly abrogated by the implementation of bureaucratic systems. Habeas corpus is being erased, the right to travel within the borders of this country are being erased, the freedom of the individual is being erased. In fact, this country no longer officially exists. Look at any EU-approved map and you’ll notice that, while the UK is marked clearly, its constituent parts are not England, Ireland Scotland and Wales, but Scotland, Wales, northern Ireland, The North West, The North East, The Midlands, the south east, the south west and greater London. My country is gone.Your [American] revolutionary war was started with the cry of no taxation without representation. Well, I am definitely no longer represented in the government that runs my country. In all but a few areas, the laws that are implemented through Parliament are defined by the EU. The elected government of this country now only has the freedom to legislate in a few areas; foreign policy, health and education being the main. Agriculture and environmental policy, transport, internal affairs of various sorts, prisons policy, immigration, these are all legislated by the EU, with barely a nod to the national legislature. MPs will get perhaps 12 hours to examine a draft law in these areas before putting it to vote — which will generally be ignored anyway — and these drafts will often run to 30 pages. An MP will get several of these drafts every single day, dozens in a week. And this is just the legislation that is passed through Parliament. The EU can simply define legislation as an administrative or technical regulation and bypass the elected legislature entirely.
All of this from an organisation that was sold to us on a lie. The EEC was put across as a free trade zone. I never voted for the creation of a supranational, unaccountable government that does not submit to the will of the people via an election. In fact, I did not vote at all. I have never had a say on whether I want my country — which no longer exists — to be a part of this. The EU has no mandate and never has.Now, Germany is a more apt comparison than you might realise. Bismarck conceived the unification of Germany as a means to prevent the German kingdoms from fighting each other. He began to implement it when those same kingdoms were on the verge of signing an unprecedented peace treaty; his manipulations caused a war that gave him the pretext to simply conquer those other kingdoms, or trick them in to treaties that irrevocably tied them to his Imperial Germany.
He began with a customs union.
The EU has not resorted to wars to implement itself, but it began in the same way, and with the same aims. The EU was conceived as a means to prevent another war like the Great War, but it was interrupted by the Second World War. By the close of that war the political landscape had so changed that the concept of the EU was obsolete before the first treaties were even signed. It is consequently an institution looking for a role, and it has since found that role by re-positioning itself as a counter to American ‘hegemony, a second pole against the US’s presence in the world as a super-power. This is in itself a foolish proposition; historically it is more foolish still, because history demonstrates that it will cause more trouble than it is worth.Bismarck’s united Germany did become peaceful for a while, but that peace didn’t last long. The internal fractures of the new Imperial Germany soon started to cause strife and resentment amongst the people of that country. A solution was found in the redirection of the national angst toward external enemies. The eventual result was the great war. The result of that was World War 2.The unification of the nations of Europe is the same thing on a much larger scale. It is perhaps no coincidence that incidents of anti-Americanism have risen sharply since the signing of Maastricht.
The EU has placed itself in opposition to the United States. It has inveigled itself so deeply in to the lives of its citizens, so deeply embedded itself in to every aspect of life, that everything a person does is regulated in some way by the EU. As examples; In order to install an electrical socket in my kitchen I must comply with at least eleven separate regulations. Some are sensible, governing the type of wire to use and the general direction that wire should go in. Others are nonsense; in order to comply I have to place my sockets a certain distance from the floor no matter what their purpose. EU regulations now mandate by law the kind of taps I’m allowed to use in my bathroom. They mandate the height of my door, the height of the gap between the door and the ceiling and the angle of my stairs, to millimetre precisions.Every day I break about 30 laws whilst engaged in what were previously lawful activities. Most of these laws are EU-inspired regulations prescribing the details of how activities are to be carried out. My computer does not comply with regulations on lead content, electrical output or anything else, despite being perfectly safe. The lights in my house will soon be made illegal.
None of this was done with the consent of Parliament. None was done with the consent of the people of this nation. These are just little things, little examples of how the EU interferes in every-day life. They are a tiny fraction of the laws and regulations that are implemented by the EU; thousands each year, each one limiting the freedom of people just that little bit more. Sooner or later the sheer volume of regulations will start to affect people culturally. Our culture is slowly being eroded and destroyed by this vile institution, our national identities removed, our freedoms erased, and the end result? Inevitably, it will be war, but before that will be a morass of dull, lifeless existence for millions of people shorn of everything that once made their nations great.What price the ability to spend the same coin in 20 countries?