Friday, June 29, 2007
TERROR PLOT FOILED
Lake Tahoe fires destroyed at least 225 holmes as the Bible says 1/3rd of the trees will be burned in the last days.
And this morning a foiled Terrorist attack in London. Both Pat Robertson and Benny Hinn have a feeling the Terrorists will do another big attack this year. GOD stopped this one but lookout its coming yet.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
TONY BLAIR NAMED MIDEAST QUARTET ENVOY
AT THE LAST MEETING IN THE ENGLISH PARLIAMENT DAVID CAMERON ASKED BLAIR;
CAN THE PRIME MINISTER TELL US WHAT HIS FIRST PRIORITY WILL BE IF AND WHEN HE TAKES ON HIS NEW ROLE.
TONY BLAIR - THE ABSOLUTE PRIORITY IS TO TRY TO GIVE AFFECT TO WHAT IS NOW THE CONSENSES ACROSS THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT THE ONLY WAY TO BRING STABILITY AND PEACE TO THE MIDEAST IS A 2 STATE SOLUTION. WHICH MEANS A STATE OF ISRAEL THAT IS SECURE AND CONFIDENT OF ITS SECURITY, AND A PALESTINIAN STATE THAT IS NOT MERILY VIABLE IN TERMS OF ITS TERRITORY BUT IN TERMS OF ITS INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNANCE. I BELIVE IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO THAT BUT IT WILL REQUIRE A HUGE INTENSITY OF FOCUS AND WORK.
OK SO WHAT DID BLAIR JUST SAY IN LIGHT OF PROPHECY. THE BIBLE SAYS IT WILL BE A LAND FOR SECURITY PEACE TREATY, BLAIR SAYS THE SAME THING.
THE TWO STATE SOLLUTION IS EAST JERUSALEM DIVIDED TO THE PALESTINIANS AS THEIR CAPITAL. AND BLAIR SAYS OF ISRAEL (A STATE OF ISRAEL THAT IS SECURE AND CONFIDENT OF ITS SECURITY).
TALK ABOUT GOD TELLING US WHAT WOULD BE (PRAISE THE GOD OF ISRAEL).
DANIEL REVEALS TO THE KING HISTORY OF THE WORLD EMPIRES
YOUR MAJESTY,WHEN YOU WENT IN BED,YOU BEGAN THINKING ABOUT WHAT WOULD TAKE PLACE IN THE FUTURE; AND HE WHO REVEALS SECRETS HAS REVEALED TO YOU WHAT WILL HAPPEN. 30-YET THIS SECRET HAS NOT BEEN REVEALED TO ME BECAUSE I AM WISER THAN ANYONE LIVING,BUT SO THAT THE MEANING CAN BE MADE KNOWN TO YOUR MAJESTY, AND THEN YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE THOUGHTS OF YOUR OWN MIND.
31-YOUR MAJESTY HAD A VISION OF A STATUE, VERY LARGE AND EXTREMELY BRIGHT; IT STOOD IN FRONT OF YOU AND ITS APPEARANCE WAS TERRIFYING. 32-THE HEAD OF THE STATUE WAS OF FINE GOLD, ITS CHEST AND ARMS OF SILVE, ITS TRUNK AND THIGHS OF BRONZE. 33-ITS LEGS OF IRON, AND IT FEET PARTLY OF IRON AND PARTLY OF CLAY. 34-AS YOU WATCHED A STONE SEPARATED ITSELF WITHOUT ANY HUMAN HAND. STRUCK THE STATUE ON ITS FEET MADE OF IRON AND CLAY, AND BROKE THEM IN PIECES. 35-THEN THE IRON, THE CLAY, THE BRONZE, THE SILVER AND THE GOLD WERE ALL BROKEN INTO PIECES WHICH BECAME LIKE THE CHAFF ON A THRESHING FLOOR IN SUMMER, THE WIND BLEW THEM AWAY WITHOUT LEAVING A TRACE. BUT THE STONE (JESUS) WHICH HAD STRUCK THE STATUE GREW INTO A HUGE MOUNTAIN THAT FILLED THE WHOLE EARTH.
IN VERSE 44 WE SEE IN THE DAYS OF THESE KINGS. THE LAST IRON MIXED WITH CLAY OR REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION EMPIRE THAT GOD WILL SET HIS KINGDOM UP.
THIS WILL BE THE LAST GENERATION THAT SEES ISRAEL BECOME A NATION AND CONTROL JERUSALEM AS ITS CAPITAL. THIS GENERATION WILL SEE JESUS DESTROY ALL OTHER KINGDOMS AND SET UP HIS KINGDOM IN JERUSALEM FOREVER.
A treaty for foreign policy
28.06.2007 - 09:09 CET | By Richard Laming
EUOBSERVER / COMMENT - The successful European treaties all have a theme. The Single European Act created the single market, the Maastricht treaty gave us the euro, and Amsterdam led to greater cooperation in justice and home affairs.
What will be the theme of the new Reform Treaty, the outlines of which were agreed at the weekend? Will it have a big idea to give it meaning and purpose, or will it, like the Nice treaty, linger on, pointless and lamented.
The answer lies in the enhanced capacity for the EU to act on the world stage. At present, the representation of the EU to third countries is divided three ways between the High Representative for the CFSP, the European Commissioner for External Relations and Neighbourhood Policy, and the foreign affairs minister of the member state that holds rotating presidency. Not surprisingly, this can sometimes be confusing.
The new treaty contains a modest but significant reform: to bring together the roles of Council representative and Commissioner, and to install that person as permanent chair of the foreign affairs council. This reshuffling of the roles could have a big practical effect. There will be a consistent voice for the European Union – Henry Kissinger's famous request for a phone number to call will now have an answer. Clarity will replace complication, and disruption will give way to continuity.
Europe will get a louder voice in the world, which Europe needs, and which the world needs.
It was envisaged in the constitutional treaty that this new merged role would be called the Foreign Minister. This was a misnomer, and has rightly been dropped, for the EU representative will not be a foreign minister as conventionally understood.
In a national government, the foreign minister is both the chief representative on matters of foreign policy and also the main decision-maker. He or she can take decisions that matter and give undertakings that will stick. The EU's representative will not have quite the same powers.
Decision-making will remain in the hands of the foreign affairs council, where all 27 member states are represented. That council will continue to vote, as now, by unanimity on policies, turning to QMV for implementation. The vast bulk of the assets used in foreign policy – diplomatic representation around the world, contacts and relationships, and above all military power – remains in the hands of the member states, and will not be at the command of the EU.
It is clear that this reform does not mean more powers for Brussels. Instead, it means that Brussels will be able to use better the powers it already has. This is reason for celebration, and not for a referendum.
There will be many people who regret that the treaty does not go further in strengthening the foreign policy of the European Union, enabling the use of QMV in making policies as well as implementing them, but even they will agree that the improvements it does contain are still a useful step forward.
Of course, the real test of foreign policy will come in practice and not in theory. The world is changing fast, and the different European countries need to work together if they are advance their interests and defend their values. The rise of China, the chaos in Gaza, and the fight against climate change are all issues where Europe has a common interest but not yet a common voice.
The new treaty will give them that voice. This is the right reform, taking place at the right time.
But it is one thing to have a common voice; it is another thing to use it. Having reached agreement at the summit, this is the next challenge for Europe's leaders. But in the meantime, they have given themselves a good start.
The author is director of Federal Union
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
BLAIR NEW MIDEAST ENVOY
Tony blair will become the Mideast Envoy to speak for the EU,US,UN and Russia in the mideast Peace Process.
On CBC they had a bias Arab on saying Blair will never do and they should get the United Nations involved instead. Of Course this Arab blames Israel for everything.
Well I got news for this Arab, the Bible says its the EU not the UN that will be the peace brokers for the Israeli-Arab and many Peace Process. So Blairs appointment fits right into Prophecy as he was a European Union leader. Now this will lead to the EU having the lead role in the Mideast Peace Process and gradually guarenteeing Israels security for a land for peace 7 yeasr treaty were the EU President will protect Israel.
Everythings falling into place Prophecy wise, so keep watching the News, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray you will be spared from the devistation from Nuclear Weapons that will be coming on the whole Earth due to Jerusalem being divided in the very near future.
Remember GOD gave Israel, Jerusalem not the Gentile (Goyim or world Nations).
Israel will be owning most of the mideast in the future as the 12 tribes each getland promised them by GOD, while JESUS will be the MESSIAH ruling over them from JERUSALEM for 1000 years, then forever.
Officials: Blair to become Mideast peace envoy
POSTED: 1629 GMT (0029 HKT), June 26, 2007
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Tony Blair will become an envoy for Mideast peace, U.S. officials said Tuesday, Blair's last full day as Britain's prime minister.Blair will represent the Mideast Quartet -- the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations. An official announcement is expected Wednesday, U.S. State Department officials and Quartet diplomats said.Both Israeli and Palestinian officials have expressed interest in having Blair in the role, senior officials said.
Assistant Secretary David Welch, the State Department's top envoy for the Middle East, discussed the idea with Blair in London last week.State Department spokesman Tom Casey declined to confirm the Blair appointment but said the Quartet discussed the issue at a meeting in Jerusalem Tuesday.
They have talked about the idea that, as we said, about having an envoy, having someone who would be available on behalf of the Quartet to work on a variety of issues, Casey said. Blair will focus on ways to strengthen Palestinian institutions for a future Palestinian state. The political negotiations on final status issues would be left to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, senior officials said.
Blair refused to acknowledge the appointment when asked about it at a press conference in London on Tuesday.But, standing alongside visiting California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at his final news conference, Blair said he was ready to help in whatever way he could. I think that anybody who cares about greater peace and stability in the world knows that a lasting and enduring resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian issue is essential, Blair said.
And I will do whatever I can to help such a resolution come about," he added, after talks with Schwarzenegger, the last foreign official to visit him before he leaves 10 Downing Street on Wednesday. The last envoy for the Quartet, former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, also worked primarily with the Palestinians, focusing on boosting the economy in Gaza after the Israeli withdrawal in 2005.He left his job in frustration in March 2005, claiming the international boycott of the Palestinian government following the January 2005 election that brought Hamas into the government made it impossible to do his job. Blair stands down after a decade that saw Labour win a record three general elections, peace come to Northern Ireland and the British economy enjoying a record sustained boom.
But the Iraq war and the cash-for-honors scandal damaged his reputation. Political infighting within his ruling Labor Party also culminated in a political coup last year that saw him pledge to leave office early. On Wednesday Blair will attend his last prime minister's questions session in the House of Commons. He will then be taken to see Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace to formally hand in his resignation. Minutes later Gordon Brown will travel to the palace where the queen will invite him to form a government.
2 SPEED EU HERE WE COME. THE BOOK OF DANIEL SAYS THE EU HAS TO BE A 2 SPEED EUROPEAN UNION. SINCE 13 COUNTRIES HAVE TO LEAD THE EU. THEN THE WORLD DICTATOR KICKS OUT 3 COUNTRIES AND BRINGS IT TO THE FINAL 10 THAT HAS TO BE IN THE LAST DAYS.
Portugal hopes for October EU treaty finale
25.06.2007 - 17:34 CET | By Honor Mahony
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – The incoming Portuguese presidency has set aside just three months for negotiation on a new EU treaty, believing the weekend's tempestuous summit resulted in sufficiently clear directions to wrap up a new text.According to Portuguese ambassador Alvaro Mendonca, formal negotiations will be opened on 23 July with the aim to have them signed off by EU leaders on 18-19 October.We believe we have a mandate that is clear, precise and agreed by all 27 member states, said Mr Mendonca at the Centre for European Policy Studies think tank on Monday (25 June), referring to last week's top-level meeting.He added that the first month and a half will be spent translating the document agreed by leaders – which lists all the areas where the original rejected constitution needs to be changed – into legal text.
After that the first political phase will come when EU foreign ministers discuss the document at an informal meeting in early September in Portugal.The ambassador said that time will tell to what extent member states will respect the mandate they gave themselves, with several governments over the coming weeks likely to face flak – particularly in the UK and the Netherlands – for agreeing a document that is substantially very similar to the original constitution.But he added that Portugal consider[s] that the main political points have been agreed.In theory, it should be plain-sailing, he said, before wryly noting that the weather forecast for the weekend turned out to be completely wrong.
Two speed Europe?
For their part, MEPs are now working on their formal response to EU leaders – both the European Parliament and the European Commission have to give the green light for the intergovernmental negotiations to go ahead.German socialist MEP and constitutional affairs committee chief Jo Leinen gave a cautious welcome to the outline, but criticised how the final treaty will look and how the bitter summit negotiations resulting in specific concessions here and there for individual member states appeared to signal the end of the European spirit.The treaty is going to have far more footnotes, explanations and exemptions, he said.
He also noted that the results, which include opt-outs on judicial and police affairs as well as on the Charter of Fundamental Rights for the UK, will introduce a de facto two-speed Europe – an idea that MEPs will have to get used to.His comment echoed those of Italian prime minister Romano Prodi, who strongly criticised the way Poland, the Czech Republic and the UK negotiated during the summit and saying a two-speed Europe will be inevitable.The draft response by MEPs to the summit was discussed on Monday afternoon and is expected to be voted on next month.
At the moment, the five-page document welcomes the fact that the mandate safeguards the substance of the Constitutional Treaty including giving the EU a single legal personality and extension of the areas where MEPs' may co-legislate. It also welcomes the new mentions of climate change, energy solidarity and the strengthening of the role of services of general economic interest.On the minus side, the report suggests that the increasing number of derogations in the mandate could lead to a weakening of the cohesion of the Union and regrets the loss of EU symbols – flag, anthem and motto – as well as simpler more citizen-friendly terms for EU legislative acts.
Monday, June 25, 2007
TALKS IN EGYPT FOR MODERATE ARAB STATE
I NEED PRAYER FOR GOD TO HELP ME WITH MY MINISTRY SO THE GODLESS CAN'T DESTROY THE TRUTH FROM BEING TOLD.
THE US INSISTS ON DIVIDING JERUSALEM AND GIVING THE MODERATE WASHINGTON ARABS A STATE OF THEIR OWN. WRONG MOVE ITS ISRAELS LAND AND WW3 WILL RESULT FROM THE DIVIDING OF JERUSALEM AS JOEL 3:2 STATES.
[Comment] Behind the muddied language the dread 'R' word looms
23.06.2007 - 18:26 CET | By Peter Sain ley Berry
EUOBSERVER / DEBATE - A week before the mid-summer European Council opened I suggested that it would succeed in reaching agreement on a constitutional reform treaty.It has done so, despite at times making me wonder whether I had made an unjustifiably rash prediction. Mrs Merkel and her team are to be congratulated.
Despite the considerable dreary negotiating talk - of a lack of optimism, of vetoes, of more red lines than the London Underground - it always seemed to me that the pressure for progress would, in the end, outweigh the forces of reaction.If only because, with its disagreements aired so publicly, Europe was in danger of losing its dignity as a Lady and reverting to the bawling status of a fishwife.
Nevertheless, before opening the champagne it is worth recalling that we have been here before and at a time when the morning was both gladder and more confident.
Three years ago it was Mr Ahern and the Irish Presidency that we were congratulating for securing everyone's agreement on the new Constitutional Treaty.This was designed - let us again recall - to be like an AppleMac computer (so I am told) where all the different parts of the machine, both hard and soft, are designed to be complementary so as to produce an integrated, well-functioning whole.
The Union's machinery
Its purpose was to replace the series of existing and obscure treaties that imperfectly provided the basis for the Union's machinery and operations. These were likened to a personal computer or PC, having been put together ad hoc, rather than designed, at various times as the need arose. Inevitably therefore the result was the loss of important functionality that became acute as the Union enlarged. If you follow this analogy then what we have now is a proposal for reconstituting the 'Mac' as a 'PC' that will run on the existing European treaties.The important elements of the former constitutional program - like a European Foreign Minister (who is no longer to be called a Foreign Minister) and a semi-permanent President of the European Council, have been cut out of one treaty and pasted upon the old, unsatisfactory matrix.The delinquent voting arrangements of the Nice Treaty, for example, are set to survive one way or another until 2017. Lacking a proper architecture, the new arrangements are likely to show the same old functionality problems as before.
It is only a framework that has been agreed, of course. It will be for an Intergovernmental Conference under the following Portuguese Presidency to produce the treaty document.Given the omissions, opt-outs and fudges in the agreement, this is not likely to be a trouble free process. One problem is language.One hopes that the Portuguese will try for a document that is at least well-written.The vacuity of the recent Berlin Declaration (on the Union's 50th birthday values and aspirations) was only emphasised by the unlovely language of its drafting.When sentences such as 'The European Council is convinced that illegal employment is one of the main pull factors driving illegal immigrants' appear in the Presidency's conclusions (and not in a part drafted in the middle of the night) one wonders whether some of the immigrants might not be working in the Bundesamt, so far do they seem from the European tradition of literate politics.
But literate or not, the Portuguese will have their work cut out to produce a treaty text not riddled with holes and inconsistencies. Muddied language leads to muddied thought. How does one reconcile the bright brush strokes of liberty sketched by the Charter of Fundamental Rights and by the anti-discrimination sentiments of the Union's values with the dark, unilateral, Polish declaration about the right of a state to legislate in the sphere of public morality, family law, protection of human dignity and respect for human physical and moral integrity.That sounds like a recipe for repression of precisely the kind that the Union was founded to protect against.
Alice in Wonderland fantasy
But the practice of muddied language has an even more sinister consequence: it can slip easily into untruth - as in the framework document's futilely repeated assertion that the new treaty will not 'have a constitutional character.If the character of this treaty is not to be constitutional then what is it, exactly? In its Alice in Wonderland fantasy this bizarre denial just seems silly.But this actually matters and matters mightily. For at a time when the European Council is shamelessly confessing to 'the crucial importance of reinforcing communication with European citizens,' even stating that 'this will be particularly important during the upcoming IGC and ratification process' one might have thought that the first requirement was to be open and honest with the people.
Referendum equates to failure
Of course, it is the dread 'R' word - ratification that is the cause of this denial of the obvious.Constitution equates to referendum; referendum equates to failure. Drop the work constitution and the problem is solved. But as Shakespeare might have said - a rat by any other name would smell as fishy.Such misuse of language amounts at best to spin and at worst to outright dishonesty; the effect is to make a mockery of fancy phrases such as permanent dialogue with the citizens.To profess the importance of democracy while scheming to prevent it is two-faced. It invites the very problem that it seeks to avoid.
Moreover, there is nothing in Mrs Merkel's document to give ordinary citizens any confidence that the elites at the controls of the European train have any real mechanism for listening to the views of the passengers still less for acting upon them.
Already the calls for a referendum have started in the UK.
There will soon be a plague of them all over Europe. The proposal now is to have the treaty ratified, mostly by a national parliamentary process, before the European Parliament elections in 2009.Here surely is the one great opportunity to consult the people. The European elections in 2009, it seems to me, should be about the treaty. The final verdict - with some candidates in favour, others opposed. Real substance to the election. Some states might even agree to follow the European Parliamentary lead without a national process; for others it would offer the chance of a democratic vote to back up proceedings in parliament.And for the citizens of Europe as a whole it would be a chance to take democratic control of their own constitution.
Jordanian King Pre-empts 4-Way Summit With Direct Call to Olmert
by Hana Levi Julian
Jordanian King Abdullah II pre-empted talks set for Monday at the four-way summit between Israel, the PA, Egypt and Jordan with a phone call to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert a day earlier. The Hashemite monarch made the call Sunday while meeting with visiting Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, ostensibly to lay out the groundwork for Monday’s meeting. The conversation appeared to be the opening gambit in talks that were not scheduled to take place until Monday, when Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would also be present.
Abdullah urged Israel to begin negotiations on the final status for a new Arab state in Judea and Samaria, adding his voice to the pressure on Israel that has been exerted by the PA chairman for months.Israel has rejected the idea, saying the move would be too fast and too drastic. Israel insists that Abbas first manage control over his own population, halt terrorism and incitement, and work to prevent terrorist attacks against Israel. The Jordanian king also addressed the status of the Palestinian Authority itself, and was adamant that Gaza should be included with Judea and Samaria in being considered as one PA entity, according to the Jordanian News Agency. At present, Gaza is being ruled by the Hamas terrorist organization which staged a bloody coup two weeks ago. Abbas’s Fatah terrorist group managed to retain control of the PA-administered areas of Judea and Samaria, however, leaving a functional split between Gaza and the rest of the PA.
Abdullah also charged that Israel's steps to ease travel restrictions for PA Arabs are "inadequate." Prime Minister Olmert had reportedly already assured U.S. President George W. Bush that he would agree to remove security checkpoints and roadblocks in Judea and Samaria in a confidence-building measure designed to help prop up the Abbas emergency government. However, the IDF and defense establishment has opposed the move. They say that opening these routes will endager the lives of Israeli citizens.Olmert is also expected to formalize a decision made by Israel to transfer more than half a million dollars in tax revenues collected on behalf of the PA but withheld after the election of Hamas to the ruling faction in the government.
The Hashemite monarch also pressed on with an oft-repeated Arab League position that Israel agree, in its entirety, to the 2002 Saudi-authored proposed for settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The four-way summit Monday is being hosted by Egypt’s President Mubarak. Prime Minister Olmert told the Associated Press news agency before leaving for the summit that it was unlikely that any major breakthroughs would be forthcoming at the meeting.
Don’t wait impatiently tonight for the outcome, as if at the end of the day you are going to see us sitting and signing a peace treaty, he said. It will take time.The prime minister added that he is ready to consider the Arab League proposal but warned it was little more than a springboard for further discussion. It’s not going to be simple and not going to be easy, he stressed. It’s going to be a long and painful road.Welcome to The Brisbane Times. Skip directly to: Search Box, Section Navigation, Content. Text Version.
EU's future sealed with treaty, claim leaders
Molly Moore in Paris | June 25, 2007
A SQUABBLING European Union has given up hope for a constitution, agreeing instead to peddle a watered-down treaty to its 27 capitals in the hope of ending a two-year stalemate that has hobbled one of the world's most potent economic and diplomatic blocs.We have avoided a crisis, the European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, told the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. Uncertainty about our future treaty has cast a shadow of doubt over our ability to act. Now those doubts have been removed.Even so, the details of the treaty must still be negotiated and the final document ratified by all 27 union members to become effective. The bloc's leaders set a goal of 2009 for winning approval of the treaty.
The lack of a constitution - a proposed charter was defeated by French and Dutch voters two years ago - has been a legal hurdle and a psychological impediment to union efforts to move forward with a unified voice. The failure of the countries to agree on a unifying structure underscored public perception of the body as an unwieldy, bureaucratic entity run by leaders far removed from the European people.
I don't think there is anything that can derail the process now, the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, said after a deal was announced at 4.30am on Saturday. "The most important thing here is that the constitutional treaty was put to one side. This deal gives us a chance to move on.The late-night marathon meetings in Brussels covered issues ranging from the weight of each country's voting rights to what to call - or not call - its foreign minister.
The constitutional treaty was an easily understandable treaty, Luxembourg's Prime Minister, Jean-Claude Juncker, said about the discarded charter. This is a simplified treaty which is very complicated.One example: the European Union leaders agreed to have a foreign policy chief but decided not to call the person who fills the post a foreign minister.The treaty was nearly torpedoed when Poland complained it was not being given a fair share of voting rights, based on population. The Polish President, Lech Kaczynski, argued that Poland deserved compensation for its suffering during World War II.
History is history, Mr Kaczynski said. It is fact that had there not been the war, Poland would not have 38 million people but many more.The remarks infuriated many leaders, especially the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, who made acceptance of a new treaty the primary crusade of her six-month union presidency, which ends in July.
Mr Kaczynski eventually retreated in return for compromises in the voting arrangements.The document strips out some of the symbolism in the original treaty that had offended many countries, such as an anthem.The document will set out rules for future enlargement of the European Union, another contentious issue, and will attempt to streamline the bloc's governing bureaucracy.
The Washington Post