Friday, May 04, 2007



1-Prodi favours two-speed EU if mini-treaty adopted. 2-New force behind EU foreign policy. 3-Another 75 suspended for opposing gay day.



DANIEL 2:40-45
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.(WEAK AND STRONG NATIONS IN EU, EAST - WEST EUROPE)
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.(WHEN BERLIN WALL CAME DOWN IT WAS BROKEN FREE)
43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.(THIS MAY MEAN EUROPE (EU) WILL LET EVERY NATION JOIN EVEN IF THEY DON'T GET ALONG WITH THEM) THIS IS MY INTERPRETATION ONLY.
44 And in the days of these kings (10) shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

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).



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)

REVELATION 13:3,7,8,16
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.
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.
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:

REVELATION 17:3,7,9-10,
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(VATICAN)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(THE EU, 7TH EMPIRE IN HISTORY).
12 And the ten horns 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.
15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.(WHOLE EARTH)
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth

Prodi favours two-speed EU if mini-treaty adopted
05.04.2007 - 09:28 CET | By Lucia Kubosova

Italian leader Romano Prodi has said his country will not sign up just to any compromise on the revised EU constitution, adding that a minimalist solution - emerging as the most likely deal ahead of EU talks in June - should prompt member states which favour deeper integration to go ahead on their own.For us, the voice of citizens from the countries that ratified the treaty in 2004 has to be valued the same as those from countries that have not. And that's why Italy is not ready to pursue minimal common denominations at any cost, Mr Prodi said on Wednesday (2 May) in Lisbon, according to Italian press. The EU constitution, largely ratified by 18 member states including Italy, was rejected by French and Dutch citizens in 2005. The European Union's German presidency is currently preparing a roadmap for adopting a revised version.Speaking at a debate about the future of Europe at the Portuguese parliament - Lisbon is set to chair the EU from July - Mr Prodi said we don't necessarily have to proceed all together at the same speed.Already now, some significant European projects, such as the euro or the Schengen zone, have been realized by only some member states, he added, referring to the 13-nation strong common currency area and the 13-member EU borderless travel zone.

Mr Prodi's comments come in the context of increasing support for a pared-down EU treaty. Recently, the Czech Republic, which was previously reluctant to back Berlin's attempts to save the draft EU charter, has confirmed its willingness to accept a short and simple version of the text and to see it ratified by 2009.With the UK and the Netherlands voicing support for a similar solution, which is to be adopted by parliaments rather than referendums, analysts suggest the EU could strike an important deal on the treaty at its 21 June summit in Brussels.Question marks still remain over the positions of two of the biggest EU states, France and Poland, however. The French position will only become clear after the final round of presidential elections this Sunday (6 May), with leading candidate Nicolas Sarkozy favouring a mini-treaty adopted by parliament and Segolene Royal calling for a new referendum on any revised text. Meanwhile, Poland has warned that it may veto talks on the new treaty if other states are unwilling to explore changes to the proposed EU voting system. The proposed new rules would see Poland lose power vis-a-vis Germany compared to the current provisions of the Nice treaty.


DANIEL 7:23-25
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (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.(TRADING BLOCKS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS) that shall arise: 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 NATIONS)
25 And he (EU PRESIDENT) shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.(3 1/2 YRS)

DANIEL 8:23-25
23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king (EU DICTATOR) of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences,(FROM THE OCCULT) shall stand up.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power:(SATANS POWER) and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes;(JESUS) but he shall be broken without hand.

DANIEL 11:36-39
36 And the king (EU DICTATOR) shall do according to his will; 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 JEWISH) nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.(CLAIM TO BE GOD)
38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces:(WAR) 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 with a strange god,(DESTROY TERROR GROUPS) 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.

19 And I saw the beast,(EU LEADER) and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse,(JESUS) and against his army.(THE RAPTURED CHRISTIANS)

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 15:33 GMT
New force behind EU foreign policy

Fifty years since the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which launched the European community, world affairs correspondent Paul Reynolds looks at one of the EU's growth areas - foreign and security policy. The European Union has quietly acquired what might be described as a standing army.

Finnish soldier of EU battlegroup

On 1 January, its concept of assigning 1500-strong multinational battlegroups for rapid response peacekeeping operations reached full operational capability when two units were declared ready for immediate assignment. This army is not large in size, but it is large in potential. It illustrates the way the EU is gradually moving ahead in foreign and security policy. One battlegroup is drawn from Germany, Finland and the Netherlands. The other is Franco-Belgian. They will be on call for six months, when others will take over.

More co-operation

The move is part of a wider trend in EU external policy which is seeing more and more co-operation, raising the issue of how far member states want to control their own policies and how far they will be willing to act together. After speaking to more than a dozen people around Brussels who work on or watch EU policies, I concluded that there is no chance of member states agreeing to abandon their right to go it alone in foreign policy, but equally that there is a great desire to get structures in place to make joint actions easier. European security policy is a growth industry, says Nicolas Kerleroux, spokesman on security policy for the Council of Ministers, the secretariat that plans and implements the meetings and decisions of the member states. We need to streamline our ways of working.

But it goes beyond streamlining.

Iraq was such a shock that nobody wants that to happen again, said Fraser Cameron, director of the recently founded EU/Russia Centre. There has been a steady Brusselisation of foreign policy. More and more, external relations are decided and implemented in Brussels and people are realising that they are far more likely to achieve their ends if they go through the EU.

Constitution roadblock

There is the major factor, however, that the rejection of the proposed constitution is preventing the emergence of some of the organisational changes that would take this process forward. EU troops are on permanent stand-by for deployment Many people in Brussels think that the way round the roadblock is to declare: The Constitution is dead - long live the Treaty.This means that the EU would abandon its effort to gather all its laws and procedures in one document and do what it has done before - amend previous treaties. It won't be called a constitution, said one senior official who did not want to be named. That kind of gimmick was responsible for the mess we are now in. However, an amended treaty would, it is hoped by the Brussels elite, contain most of what the constitution provided, especially on the foreign policy side. The main part of the institutional reforms should be ring-fenced, said British Liberal Democrat member of the European Parliament Andrew Duff, who was on the convention that drew up the constitution. It balances power between the institutions and if you open it up, you will destroy the consensus.

However, others think that only parts will be kept. The constitution, in its substance, is not dead. Elements will come back but it will be slimmed down, predicted Gregor Kreutzhuber of Brussels communications group GPlus Europe and a former Commission spokesman. How much will survive, if anything, awaits first the European summit on 21-22 June and then an intergovernmental conference which some hope will take decisions by the end of this year, allowing another 12 months or so for ratification. Incidentally, Andrew Duff told me that he had been informed by contacts in the British government that Tony Blair would remain as prime minister until the June summit in order, as Mr Duff put it, to sign his successor Gordon Brown up to the process.

The Foreign Minister

For foreign policy, an agreed treaty change would mean the creation of a Foreign Minister, though the name is unlikely to survive as the British especially think that a minister implies a government. We all recognise that a foreign minister is one of the bits that has to be salvaged from the wreckage of the constitution, said Nicolas Kerleroux. We want to make peace not war and to tackle crises before they get out of hand Emma Udwin, European Commission spokeswoman

Europe in search of a purpose

The idea is still generally seen in Brussels as a sound one. Even senior British officials did not discount it. The minister would assume the role both of the current High Representative, Javier Solana, and the Commissioner for External Affairs. It would get rid of the extraordinarily complex system of divided responsibilities that only officials can really understand. One such is Emma Udwin, who speaks on behalf of the Commission on external policy. An hour listening to her explanations leaves one longing for the complexities of mediaeval theology. The Commission supports the concept of the foreign minister, she said. It is a young area of activity but the European Union is also ambitious. Polling shows us that people in Europe want it to play an important role and this creates the responsibility to make ourselves more effective, efficient and visible. We want to make peace not war and to tackle crises before they get out of hand. We are in the business of crisis management. Apart from anything else, the EU is the world's biggest aid donor with a budget of some 7bn euros and that gives it influence.

Peacekeeping machinery

The battlegroup concept is part of that peacemaking machinery. This process has grown hugely in Brussels since some of the basic decisions on a security policy for the EU started taking shape.

Signed 25 March 1957 at the Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome
Original name: Treaty establishing the European Economic Community
Signatories: Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands
Key objectives: a common market and customs union; ever closer union among the peoples of Europe; pooling of resources to strengthen peace Came into force on 1 January 1958
The Maastricht Treaty in 1992 set up the Common Foreign and Security Policy, which it said might in time lead to a common defence.

It hasn't yet and nor will it for a long time - Nato provides the real muscle - but the creation of EU structures mean that slowly the trend is emerging. There is a permanent Military Staff in Brussels, headed by British General David Leakey. There is also a Military Commitee, led by French General Henri Bentegeat. These works at the direction of an important Political and Security Committee known by its French acronym, Cops. Cops has a full time ambassadorial level representative from each member state and meets twice a week at least. It provides political direction for all EU operations.


The process was given a big kick by a Blair-Chirac agreement in St Malo in 1998 for an EU capacity for autonomous action, but this being the EU of course, matters have proceeded quite slowly. The original plan was a bit too ambitious. It was agreed in 1999 at a European summit in Helsinki that by 2003, the EU should have access to a force of 60,000. And I have not even mentioned the plan in 1950 for a European Defence Community, which came to nothing. Political and military leaders are in practice implementing one of the key elements of the proposed constitution That proved too ambitious and it has now come down to the battlegroups, independent operational forces that can go quickly into a crisis area (usually at the request of the UN), to try to calm things down. The EU has carried out some 16 such operations until now, using ad hoc forces - in the Democratic Republic of Congo for example.

The battlegroup concept is designed to make this routine and structured, though the name is a bit misleading perhaps, implying more of a war-fighting role than is envisaged. Indeed, the Irish questioned its name when they applied to join the battlegroup being formed by Nordic countries (a natural fit perhaps, as the Norsemen settled in Ireland). One interesting aspect of the battlegroups is that neutral member states find them easy to join as they are not Nato-connected and are primarily designed for peacekeeping. There is also the European Gendarmerie Force based in Vicenza, whose participants are Italy, France, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This offers a police contribution to crisis management. Political and military leaders are in practice implementing one of the key elements of the proposed constitution - that there should be structured co-operation in security affairs. Whether this will one day evolve into a common defence as foreseen in the Maastricht Treaty is not known. But it could be a start.

Another 75 suspended for opposing gay day
Christian students with Bible messages on shirts booted
May 3, 2007 -

Inderkum High, one of several Sacramento schools where Christian students were penalized for objecting to the Day of Silence homosexual advocacy At least another 75 students have been suspended from school in California for wearing shirts that expressed their biblically-based opposition to homosexuality, and the district that, as WND reported, has been imposing the punishments, says those quotations aren't necessarily acceptable because they are from God's Word.

That's the verdict from San Juan Unified School District Superintendent Steven Enoch, according to lawyers for the Pacific Justice Institute, which is working on behalf of the students. The suspensions were begun on April 18 when the homosexual lobby-supported Day of Silence was observed in public schools in California – and across the nation. An unknown number of students but at least dozens and perhaps hundreds of students were suspended for that day when they arrived wearing T-shirts proclaiming the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality, and PJI lawyer Kevin Snider was launched into action.

Those disagreements have been resolved in one or two cases, but continue escalating in others, including at San Juan, where another 50 students were suspended on Monday for wearing the shirts, and there were reports that several dozen more were punished yesterday. Peter Ganchenko, a deacon in a local church, reported yesterday that approximately 25 more students have been suspended for expressing their religious beliefs on campus … at San Juan High School.The [San Juan] school is taking the position that if it's offensive [to anyone] you can't wear it, Snider told WND. The school superintendent [said] just because something comes from the Bible doesn't give it carte blanche to be acceptable in schools.The students have been wearing T-shirts proclaiming their Biblical views, he said. They had a quote from Jesus, If you love me you will keep my commandments.The students also wore shirts with other Bible verses, including 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.Other slogans included the quotation from the Old Testament Law that speaks of homosexuality as an abomination, he said. But the school also allows T-shirts promoting homosexuality, too, with messages such as I'm gay, he noted.

The heart of the issue is will the people of faith be allowed to speak to moral issues. That is [as opposed to] the school's [stated] desire that students don't target other classes of people, Snider said. In a prepared statement that was delivered later to WND, Enoch said his first concern is to see students return to class. Our challenge is to balance two fundamental rights that, in this case, are conflicting with each other, he said. Schools have a legal responsibility to protect all of our students from being placed in an atmosphere of fear or intimidation. We also recognize our students’ right to free expression. I support our students’ desire to debate complex and even controversial issues, but that conversation must take place without disrupting the educational environment, singling out a specific group of students, or creating an atmosphere of fear for anyone. This applies to students on both sides of a debate, he wrote. PJI reported that Monday's confrontation involved school officials and almost 50 students who were suspended, then held for more than four hours in the school library.

That sparked a protest in front of the school involving another 100 people, PJI reported.

Snider said the conversations for a resolution included students, parents and local ministers as well as school officials. A partial resolution of the matter was negotiated in which [Monday's] suspensions, as well as those from last week, will be expunged, PJI said. We applaud the school administrators for negotiating in good faith to clear this first hurdle, Snider said. However, the question as to whether Christian students can speak with a clear voice on moral issues without sanctions in the public schools is still a matter of concern.Snider said area pastors who are spiritual shepherds to students in the school will continue meeting to discuss their legal options as well as their obligations to minister to the community. Christian students are entitled to the same free speech protections as any other students, said Brad Dacus, president of PJI. Consequently, the flagrant intolerance by school districts must not go unchallenged. Snider said he doesn't see a quick resolution, even though other school districts have worked that direction already.

The issues initially arose at Inderkum, Rio Linda and San Juan high schools during the event promoted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network organization, which advocates for the homosexual lifestyle and promotes educating children in that choice. During that event, students go around school during the day without speaking, and they hand out cards stating they are protesting the discrimination against the homosexual lifestyle. Many schools allow such activities without penalty, and as WND has reported, California lawmakers again are reviewing legislation that would make such advocacy mandatory for public schools in that state. Snider said an estimated 3,000-4,000 Sacramento area students remained out of class to protest the GLSEN event on April 18. Others attended and many did some sort of speech activities on the Day of Silence or the days following.

He said at the time some students were suspended and some were simply sent home without formal punishment. At least one district abruptly halted its punishments when PJI contacted officials while another district rounded up students and held them for several hours, then released them without recording any punishment. A fourth area school later became involved in suspending students for wearing Christian T-shirts, Snider said. Snider said there easily could be a multitude of individual lawsuits that eventually could result. On the following day, students in schools around the nation participated in the Day of Truth, organized by the Alliance Defense Fund to counter the GLSEN event. In the past, students who have attempted to speak against the promotion of the homosexual agenda have been censored or, in some cases, punished for their beliefs, the ADF, which reported an increase in program registrations by nearly one-third, said on its website. It is important that students stand up for their First Amendment right to hear and speak the truth about human sexuality in order to protect that freedom for future generations, the ADF said. Those students wear T-shirts and pass out cards during non-instructional time with messages such as: Silence isn't freedom; it's a constraint.

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