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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.
ANGELS OF THE LORD TO DR DOCTORIAN
The first angel said: I have a message for all of Asia. When he said that, in a split few seconds, I could see all of China, India, the Asian countries like Vietnam, Laos - I've never been to those countries. I saw the Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. And then the angel showed me all of Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya and down to Australia and New Zealand.I am the angel of Asia, he said. And in his hand I saw a tremendous trumpet that he is going to blow all over Asia. Whatever the angel said, it's going to happen with the trumpet of the Lord all over Asia. Millions are going to hear the mighty voice of the Lord. Then the angel said, There shall be disaster, starvation - many will die from hunger. Strong winds will be looked like has never happened before. A great part shall be shaken and destroyed.
Then I saw the last angel flying over North and South America - all the way from the North Pole down to Argentina. From the east of the U.S.A. to California. I saw in his hand a bowl. The angel said he would pour out over these countries the judgments that were in the bowl. Then I heard the angel say, No justice anymore. No righteousness. No holiness. Idolatry. Materialism. Drunkenness. Bondage of sin.
Shedding of innocent blood - millions of babies being killed before they are born. Families are broken. An adulterous generation. Sodom and Gomorrah is here. The days of Noah are here. False preachers. False prophets. Refusing of my love. Many of them have the imitation of religion, but denying the real power.When I heard all that, I begged the angel, Can you not wait for a little while? Don't pour it. Give a chance
for repentance.The angel said, Many times God has spared and has spoken, but they have not listened. His patience has come to an end.
Beware, the time has come. They have loved money and pleasure more than they have loved Me. As the angel began to pour from the bowl in his hand, I saw tremendous icebergs melting. When that happened I saw floods all over Canada and North America -all the rivers flood; destruction everywhere. I heard the world market collapsing with mighty earthquakes, and New York skyscrapers were tumbling - millions
dying.I saw ships in the ocean sinking. I heard explosions all over the north country. I saw the angel pouring over Mexico and two oceans joining together- the Atlantic and the Pacific. A great part of north Brazil covered with water, the Amazon River turning into a great sea.Forests destroyed and flooded. Major cities in Brazil destroyed; earthquakes in many places. As the angel poured, great destruction took place in Chile and Argentina as never before. The whole world was shaking. Then I heard the angel say, This will happen in a very short time.
I said, Can't you postpone? Don't pour these things out all over the globe. And suddenly I saw the five angels standing around the globe lifting up their hands and their wings towards heaven and saying, All glory to the Lord of heaven and earth. Now the time has come and He will glorify His Son. The earth shall be burned and destroyed. All things shall pass away. The new Heaven and New Earth shall come. God
shall destroy the works of the devil forever. I shall show My power - how I will protect My children in the midst of all this destruction.
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
I WONDER NOW WILL PEOPLE START READING THE BIBLE TO SEE WHATS ALL GOING TO BE HAPPENING ON EARTH IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND CURRENTLY.PEOPLE WILL REALISE THERES A GOD (KING JESUS)IN CONTROL OF WORLD EVENTS.LIKE THE SAYING GOES HISTORY IS HIS (GODS)STORY IN ADVANCE TO WARN THE EARTH OF SIN AND DISOBEYING HIS 10 COMMANDMENTS.DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD REPENT PEOPLE.
ITS NO ACCIDENT ISRAEL JUST CELEBRATED THEIR HOLEST DAY OF REPENTENCE ON THEIR CALENDAR YESTERDAY AND GOD IS TELLING THE WORLD WITH THIS DISASTER TO REPENT.
AND YET ONE FINAL THING I FOUND OUT TODAY THE MUSLIMS FRYED MY COMPUTER ON THE 17 OF SEPTEMBER SO I CAN NOT UPDATE MY NHL HOCKEY STATS TILL I SAVE UP FOR ANOTHER COMPUTER WHICH WILL TAKE MONTHS.
Powerful earthquake rocks western Indonesia SEPT 30,09
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Witnesses and media say a powerful earthquake hit western Indonesia, toppling buildings, cutting electricity and causing at least several injuries.The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.9, and struck 30 miles (50 kilometers) off the coast of Sumatra. The quake was along the same fault line that spawned the massive 2004 India Ocean tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people.A tsunami warning for countries along the Indian Ocean was issued after the temblor struck early evening Wednesday and then lifted about an hour-and-a-half later.Witnesses told local television and radio that hundreds of houses collapsed and that a road to the coastal town of Padang was cut off.
Witnesses reported at least several injuries.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful underwater earthquake rocked western Indonesia Wednesday, triggering a tsunami alert for countries along the Indian Ocean and sending panicked residents out of their houses.The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.9. An Indonesian television network reported that buildings had collapsed in the coastal city of Padang, in Southern Sumatra province.Indonesia's meteorological agency said the quake had a preliminary magnitude at 7.6 and hit 30 miles (50 kilometers) off the coast of Padang, along the same fault line the spawned the massive 2004 Asian tsunami that killed more than 230,000 in a dozen countries.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami alert for Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Thailand.There is a possibility of a destructive regional tsunami in the Indian Ocean,it said in an e-mailed statement.
There were no immediate reports of a high waves.
It comes a day after a quake with a magnitude of between 8.0 and 8.3 in the South Pacific hurled a massive tsunami at the shores of Samoa and American Samoa, flattening villages and leaving at least 99 dead and dozens missing.The epicenter of Wednesday's temblor off Indonesia lies several thousand miles (kilometers) to the west, on the other side of Australia.Witnesses said residents of Padang, and other town and cities, ran out of homes and buildings in fear when the quake hit in the early evening.People are panicking. They are running out of the buildings... There are many collapsed buildings," an unidentified witness in Padang told MetroTV.The shaking could be felt in high buildings in the capital, Jakarta, several hundred miles (kilometers) away. It was also felt in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia.
Tsunami in South Pacific islands kills nearly 100 By KENI LESA and FILI SAGAPOLUTELE, Associated Press Writers – SEPT 30-7AM
APIA, Samoa – A massive tsunami hurled by a powerful earthquake flattened Samoan villages and swept cars and people out to sea, killing at least 99 and leaving dozens missing Wednesday. The toll was expected to rise.The same day, western Indonesia was rocked by a strong underwater temblor, briefly triggering a tsunami alert for countries along the Indian Ocean and sending panicked residents out of their houses. The alert was later canceled.Survivors of the South Pacific islands tsunami fled the fast-churning water for higher ground and remained huddled there hours after the quake, with a magnitude between 8.0 and 8.3, struck around dawn Tuesday.The quake was centered about 125 miles (200 kilometers) from Samoa, an island nation of 180,000 people located about halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii. It was about 120 miles (190 kilometers) from neighboring American Samoa, a U.S. territory that is home to 65,000 people.Four tsunami waves 15 to 20 feet (4 to 6 meters) high roared ashore on American Samoa, reaching up to a mile (1.5 kilometers) inland, Mike Reynolds, superintendent of the National Park of American Samoa, was quoted as saying by a parks service spokeswoman.
Hampered by power and communications outages, officials struggled to determine damage and casualties.
Samoan police commissioner Lilo Maiava told The Associated Press that police there had confirmed 63 deaths but that officials were still searching the devastated areas, so the number of deaths might rise soon.Hundreds of injured people were being treated by health workers, and people were still cramming into centers seeking treatment, Maiava said.At least 30 people were killed on American Samoa, Gov. Togiola Tulafono said, adding that the toll was expected to rise as emergency crews were recovering bodies overnight.I don't think anybody is going to be spared in this disaster,said Tulafono, who was in Hawaii for a conference.In Washington, President Obama has declared a major disaster for American Samoa.Obama said the Federal Emergency Management Agency is in contact with emergency responders, and the U.S. Coast Guard is helping deliver resources to areas in need of assistance.The disaster declaration allows the United States to provide the support necessary for a full, swift and aggressive response,the president said.In a statement issued early Wednesday, Obama said he and his wife, Michelle, will keep those who have lost so much in our thoughts and prayers.Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi looked shaken Wednesday on board a flight from Auckland, New Zealand, to the Samoan capital of Apia.So much has gone. So many people are gone,he told reporters on board.I'm so shocked, so saddened by all the loss.Malielegaoi said his own village of Lepa was destroyed.Thankfully, the alarm sounded on the radio and gave people time to climb to higher ground,he said.But not everyone escaped.Gov. Tulafono told reporters in Hawaii that a member of his extended family was among the dead in American Samoa.Because the closeness of the community, each and every family is going to be affected by someone who's lost their life,he said as he boarded a Coast Guard C-130 plane in Hawaii to return home. The plane, which also carried FEMA officials and aid, was scheduled to arrive at about 7 a.m. local time. (2 p.m. EDT; 1800 GMT)
Authorities in Tonga confirmed at least six additional people dead in the island nation west of the Samoas, New Zealand's acting Prime Minister Bill English said. He said Tongan officials told him that four people were missing after the tsunami swept ashore on the northern island of Niua. There are a considerable number of people who've been swept out to sea and are unaccounted for,English said.We don't have information about the full impact and we do have some real concern that over the next 12 hours the picture could look worse rather than better.Britain's Press Association news agency, citing unidentified sources, said that a 2-year-old British child was killed in Samoa. It was unclear whether that reported death was included in the overall toll. The Foreign Office said Wednesday that one British national was missing and presumed dead in the disaster. A New Zealand P3 Orion maritime surveillance airplane had reached the region Wednesday afternoon and had searched for survivors off the coast, he said. It was expected to resume searching at first light.The Samoa Red Cross said it had opened five temporary shelters and estimated that about 15,000 people were affected by the tsunami.New Zealander Graeme Ansell said the Samoan beach village of Sau Sau Beach Fale was leveled.It was very quick. The whole village has been wiped out,Ansell told New Zealand's National Radio from a hill near Samoa's capital, Apia.There's not a building standing. We've all clambered up hills, and one of our party has a broken leg. There will be people in a great lot of need 'round here.Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told Seven Network in Australia that two Australians had died in the tsunami, including a 6-year-old girl.
Mase Akapo, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in American Samoa, reported at least 19 people killed in four different villages on the main island of Tutuila. Officials reported at least 50 injured.Residents in both Samoa and American Samoa reported being shaken awake by the quake early Tuesday, which lasted two to three minutes and was centered about 20 miles (32 kilometers) below the ocean floor. It was followed by at least three large aftershocks of at least 5.6 magnitude.The quake came Tuesday morning for the Samoas, which lie just east of the international dateline. For Asia-Pacific countries on the other side of the line, it was already Wednesday.The Samoan capital, Apia, was virtually deserted by afternoon, with schools and businesses closed. Hours after the waves struck, fresh sirens rang out with another tsunami alert and panicked residents headed for higher ground again, although there was no indication of a new quake.In American Samoa's capital of Pago Pago, the streets and fields were filled with ocean debris, mud, overturned cars and several boats as a massive cleanup effort continued into the night. Several buildings in the city — just a few feet above sea level — were flattened by either the quake or the tsunami.
Several areas were expected to be without electricity for up to a month.The dominant industry in American Samoa — tuna canneries — was also affected. Chicken of the Sea's tuna packing plant in American Samoa was forced to close although the facility wasn't damaged, the San Diego-based company said.The effects of the tsunami could be felt thousands of miles away.Japan's Meteorological Agency said very weak tsunami waves were registered off the island of Hachijojima about 10 hours after the quake. There were no reports of injuries or damage in Japan, which is about 4,700 miles (7,600 kilometers) northwest of Samoa.U.S. officials said strong currents and dangerous waves were forecast from California to Washington state. No major flooding was expected, however.In Los Angeles, lifeguards said they would clear beaches at about 8 p.m. in response to an advisory for possible dangerous currents.While the earthquake and tsunami were big, they were not on the same scale of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, said Brian Atwater of the U.S. Geological Survey in Seattle. That tsunami killed more than 230,000 in a dozen countries across Asia.Sagapolutele reported from Pago Pago, American Samoa. Associated Press writers Ray Lilley in Wellington, New Zealand; Jaymes Song and Herbert A. Sample in Honolulu and Seth Borenstein and Michele Salcedo in Washington contributed to this report.
Quake triggers tsunami in Samoas, killing dozens By FILI SAGAPOLUTELE, Associated Press Writer – EPT 29,09 11:30PM
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – A powerful Pacific Ocean earthquake spawned towering tsunami waves that swept ashore on Samoa and American Samoa, flooding and flattening villages, killing dozens of people and leaving several workers missing at devastated National Park Service facilities.Cars and people were swept out to sea by the fast-churning water as survivors fled to higher ground, where they remained huddled hours after the quake struck early Tuesday. Signs of immense devastation were everywhere, with a giant boat getting washed ashore and coming to rest on the edge of a highway and floodwaters swallowing up cars and homes.The quake, with a magnitude between 8.0 and 8.3, struck around dawn about 20 miles below the ocean floor, 120 miles (190 kilometers) from American Samoa, a U.S. territory that is home to 65,000 people.
Hampered by power and communications outages, officials hours later struggled to get a handle on the damage and casualties. At least 39 people were killed — 20 on Samoa and 19 on American Samoa — but officials acknowledged the death toll seemed sure to rise.I don't think anybody is going to be spared in this disaster,said acting American Samoa Gov. Faoa A. Sunia.Mase Akapo, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in American Samoa, reported at least 19 people killed in four different villages on the main island of Tutuila. Officials reported at least 50 injured, and possibly many more.In neighboring Samoa, an Associated Press reporter saw the bodies of about 20 victims in a hospital at Lalomanu town on the south coast of the main island of Upolu, and said the surrounding tourist coast had been devastated. At least three villages were flattened.Sunia declared a state of emergency in American Samoa, describing immense and widespread damage to individual, public and commercial buildings in coastal areas along with death and injury. Gov. Togiola Tulafono, who was in Honolulu for a conference, told reporters that more victims could be found when rescuers reach areas that are inaccessible by roads.
Tulafono says his immediate family was safe, but there was at least one death among his extended family.Of the death toll, New Zealand's acting Prime Minister Bill English said that there has really only been guesses, but some of these places appear to have been hit very hard, and you would expect considerable loss of life.I would underline the fact that this is a situation that's unfolding,English said.We don't have information about the full impact and we do have some real concern that over the next 12 hours the picture could look worse rather than better.America Samoa is home to a U.S. national park that appeared to be especially hard-hit. Holly Bundock, spokeswoman for the National Park Service's Pacific West Region in Oakland, Calif., said the superintendent of the park and another staffers had been able to locate only 20 percent of the park's 13 to 15 employees and 30 to 50 volunteers.
Mike Reynolds, superintendent of the National Park of American Samoa, was quoted as saying four tsunami waves 15 to 20 feet high roared ashore soon afterward, reaching up to a mile inland. Bundock said Reynolds spoke to officials from under a coconut tree uphill from Pago Pago Harbor and reported that the park's visitor center and offices appeared to have been destroyed.Residents in both Samoa and American Samoa reported being shaken awake by the quake, which lasted two to three minutes. It was followed by at least three large aftershocks of at least 5.6 magnitude.New Zealander Graeme Ansell said the beach village of Sau Sau Beach Fale was leveled.It was very quick. The whole village has been wiped out, Ansell told New Zealand's National Radio from a hill near Samoa's capital, Apia. There's not a building standing. We've all clambered up hills, and one of our party has a broken leg. There will be people in a great lot of need 'round here.
The Samoan capital was virtually deserted with schools and businesses closed.Local media said they had reports of landslides in the Solosolo region of the main Samoan island of Upolu and damage to plantations in the countryside outside Apia. Rescue workers found a scene of destruction and debris with cars overturned or stuck in mud, and rockslides hit some roads. Several students were seen ransacking a gas station-convenience store.Eni Faleomavaega, who represents American Samoa as a non-voting delegate in the U.S. House, said he had talked to people by telephone who said that Pago Pago — just a few feet above sea level — was leveled. Several hundred people had their homes destroyed, although getting more concrete information has been difficult, he said.In Washington, President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration, making federal funds available to victims in American Samoa.Rear Adm. Manson Brown, Coast Guard commander for the Pacific region, said the Coast Guard is in the early stages of assessing what resources to send to American Samoa. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. John Titchen said a C-130 was being dispatched Wednesday to deliver aid, asssess damage and take the governor back home. A New Zealand air force P3 Orion maritime search airplane also was being sent.One of the runways at Pago Pago International Airport was being cleared of widespread debris for emergency use, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said in Los Angeles.The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it was deploying teams to American Samoa to provide support and assess damage.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of American Samoa and all those in the region who have been affected by these natural disasters, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.The dominant industry in American Samoa — tuna canneries — was also affected. Chicken of the Sea's tuna packing plant in American Samoa was forced to close although the facility wasn't damaged, the San Diego-based company said.The ramifications of the tsunami could be felt thousands of miles away, with federal officials saying strong currents and dangerous waves were forecast from California to Washington state. No major flooding was expected, however. In Los Angeles, lifeguards said they will clear beaches around 8 p.m. in response to a tsunami advisory for possible dangerous currents.Japan's Meteorological Agency also issued a tsunami warning all along that country's eastern coast.While the earthquake and tsunami were big, they were not on the same scale of the 2004 Indonesian tsunami that killed more than 150,000 across Asia the day after Christmas in 2004, said tsunami expert Brian Atwater of the U.S. Geological Survey in Seattle.
The 2004 earthquake was at least 10 times stronger than the 8.0 to 8.3 measurements being reported for Tuesday's quake, Atwater said. It's also a different style of earthquake than the one that hit in 2004.The tsunami hit American Samoa about 25 minutes after the quake, which is similar to the travel time in 2004, Atwater said. The big difference is there were more people in Indonesia at risk than in Samoa.
Associated Press writer Keni Lesa in Apia, Samoa, Ray Lilley in Wellington, New Zealand, Jaymes Song and Herbert A. Sample in Honolulu and Seth Borenstein and Michele Salcedo in Washington contributed to this report.
Samoa tsunami toll may exceed 100, hundreds injured By Michael Perry – SEPT 29 11:30PM
SYDNEY (Reuters) – A series of tsunamis smashed into the Pacific island nations of American and Western Samoa killing possibly more than 100 people, destroying villages and injuring hundreds, officials said on Wednesday.U.S. President Barack Obama declared American Samoa, a U.S. territory, a major disaster and ordered Federal aid to help recovery efforts, with a U.S. C-130 military transport aircraft due to leave Honolulu for the tiny South Pacific island.New Zealand's government said there were serious concerns about the neighboring island nation of Tonga after a 4-meter (13-foot) wave hit its northern coast. Tongan officials said they feared five people had been killed.A Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued after an 8.0 magnitude undersea quake off American Samoa, with reports of a small tsunami reaching New Zealand and rising sea levels in several South Pacific island nations.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center canceled its Pacific-wide warning, but Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a local tsunami warning for its east coast, warning of a possible small tsunami.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center later issued an advisory that small tsunami waves had reached Hawaii, warning the waves could be dangerous to swimmers and boats.The Indian Ocean tsunami on December 26, 2004, which killed about 230,000 people across 11 countries, was the worst on record.
BODIES BURIED IN SAND
Shortly after local radio tsunami warnings were issued in American and Western Samoa, waves started crashing into the capital of American Samoa, Pago Pago, and villages and resorts on the southern coasts of the tiny island nations, witnesses said.It's believed as of now, there could be a number close to 100 deaths,said Ausegalia Mulipola, assistant chief executive of Western Samoa's disaster management office.They are still continuing the searches for any missing bodies in the area, Mulipola told Reuters, adding the southern side of the country's main island Upolu was the worst hit.There have been reports of villages, where most of the houses have been run over by the sea,he said.Some areas have been flattened and the tsunami had brought a lot of sand onshore, so there have been reports the sand has covered some of the bodies. So we need specialized machines to search for bodies that are buried under the sand.The owner of the Samoan resort Sea Breeze on the southside of Upolu island said they were almost washed away when the waves destroyed their resort.
The second wave hit and came up through the floor, pushed out the back door and threw us outside,Wendy Booth told Fairfax Radio Network in Australia.We managed to hang on to a handrail. My husband and I just hung on to each other and the handrail and then that one (wave) went, but the suckout was tremendous,she said.The force of the wave took furniture through the roof. The furniture was pushed with the ferocity of the wave through the ceiling.
In American Samoa, a U.S. territory, the death toll was officially 14, but could rise, said officials. The whole southern side of the island is devastated, said Soloalii Faalepo, executive director of the American Samoan government office in Honolulu.A series of four waves hit Pago Pago, swamping the harbourside business center and temporarily closing the airport.Yachtsman Wayne Hodgins, who was in Pago Pago harbor, said he had heard of people being swept away.There was a couple and a young boy, they were clinging to the lifestandard. The water came and went very, very quickly, but it was absolutely ferocious,Hodgins told American media. American Samoa tourism chief David Vaeafe said water levels rose about three minutes after the tsunami warning, with small villages around the capital devastated.Water had come up to the first floor. The radio station was evacuated, a lot of damage, structural damage to the steel and brick structure,Vaeafe told Australia's Sky Television.There were reports of looting in Pago Pago as people flocked into supermarkets to stockpile supplies.The tsunami caused waves of 1.5 meters above normal sea level off American Samoa, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. But there were unconfirmed reports of waves up to 4 meters.Hundreds of people, including tourists, fled coastal homes and resorts to higher ground in both nations.As of right now, everybody is up in the high mountain ranges,said Senetenari Malele, announcer for local radio station Showers of Blessings in American Samoa. (Additional reporting by Adrian Bathgate and Mantik Kusjanto in Wellington, Rob Taylor and James Grubel in Canberra, Stacey Joyce in Washington, Bud Seba in Houston, Jim Christie in San Francisco, Peter Henderson in Los Angeles) (Editing by Bill Tarrant)
US deploys emergency team to American Samoa SEPT 29,09
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Federal Emergency Management Agency said it is deploying two assistance teams to American Samoa in the wake of a tsunami that left at least 14people dead.Working closely with the US Coast Guard, FEMA is deploying an Incident Management Assistance Team, as well as a Planning and Response Team to American Samoa to provide support and on the ground assessment,FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said in a statement.The tsunami, triggered by a massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake, wiped out villages when it hit remote island groups in the Pacific Ocean.
36 dead, villages wiped out in Samoa quake, tsunami SEPT 29,09
APIA (AFP) – A huge 8.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the remote Pacific islands of Samoa and American Samoa, killing at least 36 and wiping out entire villages, officials and witnesses said.Buildings were toppled and thousands of people fled to higher ground after the offshore quake struck in the early morning, followed by giant waves, sweeping cars out to sea.At least 14 people were reported to have died in American Samoa and another 14 in Samoa, the Red Cross said, warning the death toll was expected to rise.One witness said the wall of water was up to 30 feet (nine metres) high, and a local journalist told AFP entire villages had been wiped out on Samoa's south and southwest coasts where thousands of people live.
Apia, capital of the independent state of Samoa, was evacuated as officials scrambled to get thousands of residents to higher ground.Witnesses said cars were swept out to sea in American Samoa, where buildings were destroyed in what the US territory's Congress delegate said was a scene of devastation. Related article: US scrambles response.The US Geological Survey said an 8.0-magnitude quake struck at 6:48 am (1748 GMT) at a depth of 18 kilometres (11 miles), 195 kilometres south of Apia.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said waves of up to 1.57 metres (over five feet) had smashed into American Samoa. It issued a tsunami alert over a vast swathe of the Pacific, as far as Hawaii, which was later cancelled.Two South Koreans were among the dead while another was missing, Seoul officials said, while Australia and New Zealand both made preparations to send emergency help. Related article: Australia aid.Mike Reynolds, superintendent of the National Park of American Samoa which is headquartered in the territory's capital Pago Pago, told colleagues in California there had been widescale destruction.National Park Service spokeswoman Holly Bundock said she had spoken to Reynolds, who was sheltering under a coconut tree.Park staff when they are able to make cell phone calls are calling in to our offices,she said.They said five tsunami waves have hit the park visitor centre in Pago Pago. It would appear park offices and the visitor centre there have been destroyed. One of the waves was about 30 feet high.Samoan journalist Jona Tuiletufuga told AFP there was widespread destruction with possibly thousands of people left homeless on the island.
We are getting reports of missing people in areas were damage is extensive on the south and southeast coasts,he told AFP.Entire villages have been wiped out.
Tuiletufuga said there were up to 70 villages in the worst-hit area and each housed from 300-800 people.A New Zealand tourist who called Radio New Zealand to appeal for help said he was looking over an area of destruction from high ground near Apia. Related article: New Zealand aid.We clambered up a hill and one of the party has a broken leg. We just need help. There will be people in a great lot of need around here, it's flattened.While information from the islands was patchy, New Zealand deputy high commissioner to Apia, David Dolphin, said most of the damage appeared to be centred on the southern coast where waves of six to eight metres were recorded.
There are reports of some quite serious damage, at least five fatalities and quite a few reports of people missing,said Dolphin, who was on the north coast at the time. It was pretty scary but the house didn't appear to be falling apart so we just took what precautions we could and hunkered down, Dolphin said. There were windows rattling, light fittings swaying, a number of light things fell off tables and shelves,he added. A series of powerful aftershocks rattled the South Pacific in the hours after the initial quake, which prompted Japan to issue a tsunami alert over 50 centimetre (20-inch) waves expected to hit the southern Ogasawara islands. Several of the Earth's tectonic plates meet in South Pacific and violent geological activity is common. Large quakes with an under-ocean epicentre can trigger tsunamis that can have devastating effects.In December 2004 an undersea earthquake off Indonesia's Sumatra set off a tsunami that killed more than 220,000 people around the Indian Ocean and laid waste to huge areas of coastline.
Hawaii spared effects of deadly tsunami By GREG SMALL and HERBERT A. SAMPLE, Associated Press WriterS – SEPT 29,09
HONOLULU – The earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Samoa and American Samoa prompted officials in Hawaii to take precautions against possible devastating flooding as some residents prayed that loved ones in their homeland survived.At the American Samoa government office in Honolulu, the telephones were ringing constantly as worried Samoans in Hawaii, Las Vegas, California, Utah and elsewhere on the mainland inquired about the tsunami's aftereffects. Some in Hawaii frantically texted and e-mailed family members back home.Hawaii and much of the rest of the Pacific were placed under tsunami advisories for a few hours Tuesday following the earthquake. The warnings and watches were canceled by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu after the threat of a tsunami subsided.Still, the center said sea level changes and strong currents could occur along Hawaii's coasts, posing a hazard to swimmers and boaters. As a precaution, a couple of schools closed because of their proximity to the shoreline.We are asking for the (assistance) of all of our residents and visitors to keep out of the water and away from the beaches and river mouths,Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann said. These precautionary measures are being implemented to keep everyone safe.
The mayor added a personal note.
My thoughts are with friends and family in Samoa,Hannemann said.I know many of us have relatives and good friends in the affected areas, and we pray that they are safe and secure despite what must have been a very frightening time. We hope no one was injured and expect a quick recovery.
Messages of condolences also
The American Samoa government office's handful of staff members were having the same trouble as everyone else trying to get through to their homeland. Telephone service to the island was spotty.The governor of American Samoa, Togiola T.A. Tulafono, who was in Honolulu to discuss economic development and ocean policy, said at a press conference that there appeared to be fairly major damage to the western and southern sides of the island, but little if any on the northern side. He said several landslides had been reported, including one near the governor's mansion.Many major roads have been heavily damaged and some were impassable, making it difficult for emergency workers to access small villages that were inundated, he said.He recounted the experience of the wife of his chief of security, Capt. Alapati Fano. Tuesday morning in American Samoa, Fano's wife felt the earthquake while driving on a coastal road to pick up her children at school when the first tsunami hit, Tulafono said.The couple's car was heavily damaged but she was unharmed, the governor said. The story helped officials estimate that fewer than 10 minutes passed between the earthquake and the first of four waves that hit the island, he said.Tulafono said his immediate family was safe but feared that his extended family had suffered one or more fatalities.I don't think anybody is going to be spared in this disaster,he said.
Tulafono said his government has asked private businesses in American Samao for heavy equipment.The governor is to board one of two Coast Guard planes Tuesday night that will ferry emergency supplies to American Samoa.A half-dozen Honolulu pastors who have Samoan congregants were communicating with each other through e-mail and texting, said Taacao Alualu, pastor of the Solid Rock Fellowship Assembly of God. The main focus of Christians right now is prayer to the Lord, said Alualu.That's the main hope, that everything will be OK.Hawaiian Airlines announced it intended to operate its next flight from Honolulu to American Samoa on Thursday evening as scheduled, pending confirmation of conditions at Pago Pago International Airport. The airport was closed to commercial flights after the disaster.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor in Los Angeles said the airport's runways were closed because of widespread debris, but one was to be cleared Tuesday afternoon for emergency use.
Obama declares major disaster in American Samoa SEPT 30,09
WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in American Samoa, after the remote Pacific island was hit by a tsunami that left at least 14 people dead there.The president tonight declared a major disaster exists in the territory of American Samoa and ordered federal aid to supplement territory and local recovery efforts in the area struck by an earthquake, tsunami, and flooding, a statement from the White House said.A tsunami triggered by a massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck American Samoa and neighboring independent Samoa, killing at least 36 people across the two remote islands. Of those, 14 were reported killed in American Samoa.The presidential declaration will make available both immediate resources for emergency response measures as well as federal funding for American Samoa, the statement said.The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has named Kenneth Tingman the federal coordinating officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area, the statement added.FEMA said they were dispatching two emergency teams to the region, though it was unclear how quickly its personnel would arrive. It has also pre-positioned supplies in Hawaii that could be used for emergency response.Officials in Apia in independent Samoa said the death toll from the earthquake and subsequent tsunami was at least 36, and was expected to rise significantly.It was an earthquake, which caused a tidal wave 15 feet (4.5 meters) in height,said Eni Faleomavaega, American Samoa's delegate to the US Congress.Some of the areas there are only a few feet above sea level, so you can imagine the devastation,Faleomavaega told AFP by telephone.
Other earthquakes that have triggered tsunamis By The Associated Press – SEPT 29,09
A look at other earthquakes that have triggered tsunamis in previous years:
-September 2007: A 7.8-magnitude earthquake rattles Sumatra island, triggering regional tsunami alerts and damaging scores of buildings.
-September 2007: An earthquake measured at a magnitude of 8.4 near Sumatra triggers a wave in the coastal city of Padang. The tremor kills at least 25 people and injures around 50.
-April 2007: At least 28 people in the Solomon Islands die in a tsunami and earthquake measured at a magnitude of 8.1.
-July 2006: A magnitude-6.1 earthquake triggers a tsunami off Java island's southern coast, killing at least 600 people.
-December 2004: An Indian Ocean tsunami, triggered by a magnitude-9.0 earthquake, kills 230,000 in a dozen countries.
-August 1976: A magnitude-8.0 earthquake hits near the islands of Mindanao and Sulu in the Philippines, generating a tsunami and leaving at least 5,000 dead.
-March 1964: An 9.2-magnitude earthquake in Prince William Sound, Alaska, kills 131 people, including 119 from a tsunami.
-April 1946: An earthquake measured at a magnitude of 8.1 near Unimak Islands, Alaska, triggers a tsunami, killing 165 people, mostly in Hawaii.
-April 1868: A 7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes the Big Island, Hawaii, leaving 77 people dead, including 46 from a tsunami.
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.
Ketsana leaves more than 300 dead across SE Asia By ROHAN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer – SEPT 30,09
MANILA, Philippines – One of the most destructive storms in years extended its deadly path across Southeast Asia, blowing down wooden villages in Cambodia and crushing Vietnamese houses under mudslides after submerging much of the Philippine capital.The death toll Wednesday climbed to 331 and was still rising.We're used to storms that sweep away one or two houses. But I've never seen a storm this strong, said Nam Tum, governor of Cambodia's Kampong Thom province.The immediate threat eased as Typhoon Ketsana was downgraded to a tropical depression as it crossed Wednesday into a fourth nation, Laos. But its powerful winds and pummeling rain left a snaking trail of destruction.Landslides triggered by the storm slammed into houses in central Vietnam on Tuesday, burying people including five members of the same family, the government said. The country's toll rose to 74 as officials recovered more bodies from the muck and swollen rivers, with 179 injured and a dozen missing, the government said late Wednesday.It said the storm destroyed or damaged nearly 180,000 homes, inundated 150,000 more, and flattened crops across central Vietnam. More than 350,000 people were evacuated from the typhoon's path, posing a logistical headache to shelter and feed them.The scale of the devastation is stretching all of us,said Minnie Portales, a World Vision aid agency official in the Philippines. The agency said it was scrambling to assess the needs of victims in four countries, including the possibility that Laos would have damage.
Parts of two Vietnamese provinces remained cut off by floodwaters and downed trees and power lines on roads, officials said.In neighboring Cambodia, at least 11 people were killed and 29 injured Tuesday as the storm toppled dozens of rickety houses and swept away residents in the two provinces north of the capital that were hit. About 100 houses were destroyed and 400 others damaged, said Ly Thuch of the country's disaster management committee.Five members of the same family died when their house collapsed as they ate dinner, said Neth Sophana of the Red Cross.Authorities were searching for more victims and rushing food, medical supplies and plastic sheeting for temporary tents to storm-hit areas.Light rain fell over some parts of the disaster zone Wednesday, but most rivers had peaked and were starting to slowly recede, Vietnam's National Weather Forecast Center said.
The cleanup task was enormous.
In the Philippines, Ketsana on Saturday triggered the worst flooding in 40 years across a swath of the island nation's north and submerged riverside districts of the sprawling capital of 12 million people.Officials said 2.3 million people had their homes swamped, and 400,000 were seeking help in relief centers hastily set up in schools and other public buildings — even the presidential palace. The Philippines death toll stood at 246, with 42 people missing.
Frustration boiled over at some sites.Flood victims rushed at an army helicopter delivering boxes of clothes to a relief center in Rodriguez town in hard-hit Rizal province just east of the capital, an Associated Press photographer at the scene said. No one was apparently injured.Elsewhere in Rizal, a mob hurled rocks and tried unsuccessfully to block a relief convoy as it passed by. Apparently victims who were hoping to receive the relief goods blocked the convoy,police official Leopoldo Bataoil told The AP.Philippines National Disaster Coordinating Council chief Gilbert Teodoro said the culprits more likely wanted the relief goods to sell, and warned authorities would crack down on looters or other troublemakers.We appeal to our countrymen not to use this occasion to do something bad,he told reporters.The international relief effort picked up pace, with condolence messages coming from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the EU, Japan, Germany and other nations. Many added pledges of aid to help the recovery.Three helicopters and 30 rubber boats were being sent by the United Nations and would arrive with 72 hours, Teodoro said late Wednesday.Philippine military spokesman Lt. Col. Romeo Brawner said at least 30 U.S. Marines and Air Force personnel who were to attend two annual war exercises in the country would join the relief work, bringing trucks bulldozers and forklifts.
At relief centers, women and children clutching bags of belongings lined up for bottled water, boiled eggs and packets of instant noodles for a fourth day. Men waded through thick, gooey sludge back to their homes to clean up the mess with shovels and brooms.Manila's main downtown business and tourist district was largely unscathed.Another tropical storm edged toward the southern Philippines on Wednesday packing potentially destructive winds and rain, government forecasters said. It was 560 miles (900 kilometers) off the coast late Wednesday and may hit at the weekend if it says on its present course.The government estimated the damage cost at more than $100 million.Associated Press writers Teresa Cerojano and Jim Gomez in Manila, Minh Van Tran in Hanoi, Vietnam, and Sopheng Cheang in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia, contributed to this report.
Typhoon threatens floods, kills 38 in Vietnam By Nguyen Van Vinh - SEPT 29,09
DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – The biggest floods in decades threatened Vietnam's central provinces on Wednesday following a powerful typhoon that swept into the country after wreaking havoc in the Philippines.The government said 38 people had died and 10 were missing in floods and landslides in eight coastal and central highland provinces. River waters in Quang Nam province could reach a level last seen in 1964 by Wednesday evening, weather reports said.From the air, one can see many areas around Danang being isolated by floods,a Reuters witness said.Sea waves pounded the road along Danang's beach and threw several ships onshore.Typhoon Ketsana slammed into Vietnam late on Tuesday dumping torrential rain across central Vietnam that left 294,000 homes destroyed, damaged or submerged by floods. Around 357,000 people in 10 provinces were evacuated.The region hit by Ketsana lies far north of Vietnam's Mekong Delta rice basket. Rain dumped on the Central Highlands coffee belt could delay the start of the next coffee harvest by up to 10 days, but exports would not be affected, traders said.
Ketsana had weakened to a tropical storm after moving into Laos and Cambodia on Tuesday night, weather forecasters said.Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai urged authorities to quickly resume power supplies to the typhoon-hit region, including Quang Ngai province where Vietnam's first oil refinery, Dung Quat, was due to reopen on Wednesday after an outage shut the plant's test runs last month.The 140,000-bpd Dung Quat plant will resume operations later on Wednesday as scheduled after repairs, with typhoon Ketsana doing no damage to the facility, a Petrovietnam official said.Ketsana hit the Philippines at the weekend, killing 246 people, leaving another 42 missing, and causing damages totaling more than $100 million, officials said.The Asian Development Bank pledged $3 million for emergency relief efforts, and other countries including Japan, Australia, Spain and Malaysia have also pledged aid.There are still thousands of families rendered homeless by the floods, and ADB will do whatever it can to support the government's efforts to provide them with the essential care they need,ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said in a statement.Philippine lawmakers were set to pass a supplemental budget for 2009 of about 10 billion pesos ($211 million) for relief, recovery and rehabilitation efforts, Defense secretary Gilberto Teodoro said.A new storm forming in the Pacific Ocean was likely to enter Philippine waters on Thursday and make landfall later on the northern island of Luzon, forecasters said.Ketsana dumped more than a month's worth of average rainfall on Manila and surrounding areas, forcing 375,000 out of their homes and destroying more than 180,000 tonnes of paddy rice.(Additional reporting by Rosemarie Francisco in MANILA; Writing by Ho Binh Minh; Editing by Bill Tarrant)
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.(TRADE BLOCKS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise:(10 NATIONS) and another shall rise after them;(#11 SPAIN) and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(BE HEAD OF 3 KINGS OR NATIONS).
Czechs warned on commissioner as new treaty challenge filed
HONOR MAHONY AND RENATA GOLDIROVA 29.09.2009 @ 17:43 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – The Czech Republic will not be able to appoint a new commissioner if it continues to block the Lisbon Treaty, said Czech politician Mirek Topolanek following a meeting with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
I think the message from today's meeting is very clear: If the Lisbon Treaty is not ratified because of President Klaus' refusal to sign, the European Commission will be reduced,said Mr Topolanek, who heads the Civic Democrats (ODS) , a centre-right political group aligned with the eurosceptic president, Vaclav Klaus.Undoubtedly, the opinion of 26 member states would be that it is reduced by a Czech commissioner, he added.Both houses of parliament in the Czech Republic have approved the EU's new rules but final ratification needs the signature of President Klaus, who has been delaying the move.If the Lisbon Treaty does not enter into force, the EU's current rules will stay in place. These say that the next commission will have fewer commissioners than member states. Any reduction has to be decided by all 27 national governments unanimously.But Mr Topolanek, who characterised the encounter as a warning from Brussels, indicated that even if Prague brazens out any opposition and appoints a commissioner, the European Parliament is unlikely to play along. The European parliament will no doubt not approve the Czech commissioner,he said.MEPs assess each commissioner in individual hearings and then vote on the commission as a whole before its takes office.
The meeting took place just ahead of a fresh challenge to the Lisbon Treaty before the constitutional court by Czech senators.The court should say whether the EU under the Lisbon Treaty would remain an international organisation or become a super-state,ODS senator Jiri Oberfalzer, one of the senators who submitted the complaint on Tuesday afternoon, told the Czech press agency.Czech senators had previously filed a narrower case about certain aspects of the treaty, but the court last year ruled that the articles were not in breach of the country's constitution.Mr Klaus has been refusing to sign the treaty in anticipation of the new legal challenge. The new legal move is likely to heighten fears in Brussels that a lengthy court deliberation could see Mr Klaus hold off signing until Spring next year, when a general election is due to be held in Britain.The Conservatives, the likely winners of the upcoming vote, have promised to hold a referendum on the treaty if it is not yet in force across the Union.The dynamics of the EU's Lisbon debate will change on Saturday when the result of Ireland's second referendum on the treaty comes out. A No vote will kill off the treaty but a Yes is likely to result in huge pressure on Mr Klaus to sign as quickly as possible.Earlier this month, French President Nicolas Sarkozy threatened unspecified consequences if Prague kept the EU in an institutional no man's land.
Lisbon Strategy targets should be pushed back, says Juncker
ANDREW WILLIS 29.09.2009 @ 17:43 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Euro area chief Jean-Claude Juncker has said that deadlines under the EU's Lisbon strategy for economic growth will not be met and should therefore be pushed back. We said by 2010 we will be the most competitive part of the world economy, but we won't be,he told the European parliament's committee on economic and monetary affairs on Tuesday (29 September).A realistic reflex would be to extend the period without slowing the pace of implementation.At a European Council meeting in Lisbon in March 2000, EU leaders set out a bold economic programme to make the region the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world.But despite a 2005 review process many of the targets remain years away.Analysts point to the EU's Open Method of Co-ordinations (OMC) – an intergovernmental decision-making process that relies on the voluntary co-operation of member states – as a key factor behind the failure of the Lisbon Strategy.Asked by Spanish centre-right MEP and committee vice-president Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil whether it was time to review the use of OMC, Mr Juncker said it would be unrealistic.I'm not saying OMC is intelligent in every department, but I don't think the political circumstances are in place for the member states to allow greater economic co-ordination,said Mr Juncker.Various governments always react strongly to what they call too much Europe,he added.
The euro area chief, re-elected in June as prime minister of Luxembourg, said the 16-member eurozone had stabilised since he last spoke to the parliamentary committee back in March.But he cautioned that the situation remained fragile,with many job losses expected in the coming months, into next year and probably into 2011.
Compounding the problem are low growth forecasts, with recent commission figures suggesting expansion will average around 1.5 percent between 2010 and 2020.As a result, Mr Juncker said exit strategies from current stimulus measures were unlikely to kick in before 2011, with their exact timing and shape depending on when member state economies started to pick up.I think that the exit strategies, if they are going to be global, will nonetheless have to differ from one country to the next. Not all countries of the group are going to find themselves in the same situation, he said.Further discussion on the economic situation will be on the agenda of informal eurozone and EU finance minister meetings to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, later this week.
Defence of the internal market
Preceding Mr Juncker in the parliament's economic committee was the EU's competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes.Since the crisis arrived last year and governments were forced to pour trillions into banks to prevent their collapse, Ms Kroes has been bombarded with member-state applications to support other struggling sectors.But a number of governments are currently concerned that takeover plans for carmaker Opel will result in disproportionate job losses in their own constituencies due to €4.5 billion in state aid being offered to the new owner by Berlin.The approach should be strictly on commercial grounds. We are waiting on the facts and figures to come to us. The timeframe is the sooner the better. We are running out of time,Ms Kroes told MEPs.
Israel gets two more German submarines Wednesday, 30 September 2009 07:38 News from Jerusalem .IDF Dolphin Class Submarine
Israel has taken delivery of two German submarines ordered four years ago, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.We have received two Dolphin-class submarines built in Germany,he said, on condition of anonymity.The submarines, called U212s, can launch cruise missiles carrying nuclear warheads, although when it confirmed the sale in 2006 the German government said the two vessels were not equipped to carry nuclear weapons.The subs were ordered in 2005 and delivery was initially expected in 2010.Including the two new ones, Israel has five German submarines -- the most expensive weapon platforms in Israel's arsenal.Germany, which believes it has a historic responsibility to help Israel because of the mass murder of Jews in World War II, donated the first two submarines after the 1991 Gulf War.
It split the cost of the third with the Jewish state.According to Jane's Defence Weekly, the U212s are designed for a crew of 35, have a range of 4,500 kilometres (2,810 miles) and can launch cruise missiles carrying nuclear warheads.Israeli media have written that the Dolphin submarine could be key in any attack on arch-foe Iran's controversial nuclear sites.An Israeli submarine recently used the Suez Canal for the first time in June, escorted by Egyptian navy vessels, in what Israeli media said was intended as a message to Iran.Widely considered the Middle East's sole if undeclared nuclear power, Israel suspects Iran of trying to develop atomic weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear programme, a charge Tehran denies.AFP
Israel to free prisoners for videotape of soldier By MATTI FRIEDMAN, Associated Press Writer – SEPT 30,09
JERUSALEM – Israel will release 20 Palestinian women from prison this week in exchange for a videotape proving that an Israeli soldier held in the Gaza Strip is still alive, Israel and Hamas announced Wednesday, in the first tangible sign of movement in more than three years of talks over the captive soldier's fate.Sgt. Gilad Schalit, a tank crewman seized by Hamas-linked militants in a cross-border raid in June 2006, has not been seen since his capture.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip said Schalit's captors would release a recent videotape of the soldier in return for the freed prisoners. The swap is to take place on Friday.The statement from Netanyahu's office said a forum of senior Israeli Cabinet ministers approved the deal, suggested by Egyptian and German mediators, as a confidence-building measure.It quoted a senior official in Netanyahu's office as saying the negotiations are still expected to be long and difficult.Schalit's release would defuse a central point of contention and could help ease a crippling Israeli blockade on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.The deal was to be carried out, the statement said,ahead of the decisive stages in the negotiations for the release of Gilad Schalit and based on the Israeli government's commitment to work with determination to bring him home quickly.Hamas is demanding that Israel release hundreds of prisoners, many of whom are serving lengthy sentences for violent attacks on Israelis, in exchange for the soldier. Israel has balked at many of Hamas' demands.
In Gaza, Hamas spokesman Osama Muzini confirmed the deal, which he said was struck after German mediators asked for information on Schalit's health and Hamas responded that nothing is free.Twenty prisoners will be released in exchange for the Zionist enemy's learning about his life through a cassette that shows him and reassures the enemy that he is still alive,Muzini said.A Hamas Web site reported that the videotape was about one minute long. Israeli officials said the tape would include proof that it had been taken recently. They did not elaborate, but those indications could include footage of a recent newspaper or a verbal mention of a recent event.
A spokesman for Hamas' armed wing using the pseudonym Abu Obeida said the released prisoners would come from various Palestinian factions, including Hamas, the rival Fatah movement and Islamic Jihad. He said one was from Gaza while the rest were from the Fatah-controlled West Bank.This simple deal is a precursor, God willing, to a comprehensive deal,he said.Israel says that while the women were jailed for security-related offenses, they were not directly involved in killing Israelis and are all within two years of the end of their prison sentences. Their names were to be published Wednesday, allowing a legally mandated 48-hour period for court appeals against their release before the deal is carried out.A senior Egyptian official involved in the mediation said the move was designed to create an atmosphere of trust.There is no doubt that this step will support the efforts of all sides to solve the problem,he said, speaking on condition of anonymity under security guidelines.Egypt has been trying to mediate a prisoner swap since Hamas-linked militants tunneled into Israel in June 2006 and attacked an Israeli tank, killing two crewmen and capturing Schalit.The Israeli soldier has not been seen since his capture and the Red Cross has not been allowed to visit him. But several letters and an audio recording have been released by his captors.Netanyahu approved the deal because he believes it is important that the world know Schalit is alive and well and that his safety is Hamas' responsibility, according to the statement from his office.
Both Hamas and Israel appear eager to wrap up a deal.
For Israel, the return of Schalit would end a painful chapter. In a country where military service is mandatory, Israelis have rallied behind the soldier and his family, holding protests calling for his release and decorating their cars with bumper stickers bearing his name. One news anchor even ends his broadcast each night by mentioning how long Schalit has been in captivity.Hamas, meanwhile, wants to end an Israeli and Egyptian economic blockade of Gaza that has caused widespread shortages of many basic items. These shortages have prevented Hamas from repairing the massive damage caused in Gaza by an Israeli military offensive last winter.
Israel imposed the blockade after Hamas, a violent group backed by Iran and Syria, seized power in Gaza two years ago. Officials have said the embargo will not be lifted until Schalit comes home.The closure has led to a bustling smuggling business along Gaza's border with Egypt. On Wednesday, two smugglers were killed and four were injured when a tunnel under the border collapsed. A paramedic said the men were working in a tunnel in an area struck by the Israeli military the night before. The Israeli army confirmed it targeted three tunnels in response to rocket and mortar fire from Gaza in the previous two days. Israel says the tunnels are used to smuggle weapons into Gaza.
More than 120 people have died in tunnel collapses since 2007.
In the West Bank, the site of frequent friction between Palestinians and Israeli settlers, Palestinians complained of new settler vandalism of fields and olive orchards. Abed Al-Muhainin, 34, of the village of Burin, said Wednesday that Israelis from a nearby settlement had uprooted more than 100 of his olive trees.
Israeli police spokesman Gili Elhadad said the complaint was accurate and was being investigated.Associated Press Writer Ben Hubbard reported from Gaza City, Gaza Strip, and Ali Daraghmeh reported from Nablus, West Bank.
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The PA and Hamas agree! Kidnapping Israelis key to freeing terrorists!!!
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 08:24 News from Jerusalem .
Despite disagreements on other issues, the PA and Hamas agree that kidnapping Israeli soldiers and holding them hostage is the key to freeing terrorist prisoners in Israeli jails, some of whom are serving multiple life terms for murder.Having changed its longstanding policy of refusing to negotiate with terrorists, Israel in recent years has released thousands of terrorists, including murderers, in exchange for the release of a few Israeli soldiers, bodies of soldiers and one civilian.In 2006 Hamas kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, and has been holding him hostage while demanding the release of 1,400 imprisoned terrorists, including hundreds who have murdered Israeli civilians.A cartoon showing Gilad Shalit as the key to a lock with the text Prisoners recently appeared in the Palestinian paper Al-Quds.Both Fatah and Hamas have stated that the kidnapping-for-hostage policy is the Palestinians' most effective tool to force the release of terrorist prisoners.
See PA Minister for Prisoners advocating kidnappings.See Hamas Minister of Interior advocating kidnappings.See full transcripts below.Two video animations showing hostage Gilad Shalit as Hamas's prime leverage for prisoners' release have appeared on Hamas TV. Both applaud the Palestinian kidnapping-for-hostage policy, and advocate more kidnappings of Israeli soldiers.One animation shows a Hamas child using a stone (symbolizing Gilad Shalit) to scrape away at a chain (symbolizing Israeli prisons) painted on a wall. A song promises that many Gilads will be the means to release Palestinian prisoners. The boy tells the chain that the Palestinians are patient and can wait for the chain to break. The boy then drops the stone, and on it appears a picture of Gilad Shalit. The boy tells Shalit that Hamas will be back to finish the job.The video ends with Shalit crying, and calling Mommy!
The second animation shows Gilad Shalit being held prisoner and talking to a Hamas child. The Shalit character says Israel does not care about him, and suggests that the only way for him to be released would be for Hamas to kidnap more soldiers. The child understands that further kidnappings would cause drafted Israelis to refuse to serve in the army out of fear of being kidnapped, and thus scare Israeli leaders -who otherwise don't care about Shalit - into accepting Hamas's terms.The following is the transcript of the first Hamas TV animation mocking Israeli hostage Gilad Shalit and promising more kidnappings of soldiers:(Song)In the prisons, our heroes cried with joy: Our day of release has come; this land is our country! You [Israelis] will all be Gilads. We'll capture you.Hamas child uses a stone to scrape away at a chain painted on a wall.Child [to chain]: You don't want to break- that's OK. Take your time; we're not in a hurry, we're very patient.Child drops stone, and image of Gilad Shalit appears on stone.Child [to stone - Shalit]: You stay where you are; don't move. Tomorrow we'll be back and we'll finish the job.(Song) It is inevitable that the chains will be broken.[The video ends with the stone - Gilad Shalit - crying: Mommy!(in Hebrew)][Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), April 21, 2009]
The following is the transcript of the Hamas TV animation mocking Israeli hostage Gilad Shalit and promoting the kidnapping-for-hostage policy:Gilad Shalit: Mommy!
Hamas child: Who is it? Gilad [Shalit]? [Child laughs] Poor you! You've been rotting here for 3 years, and no one cares.Gilad Shalit: Please release me! Hamas child: Are you asking me to be a collaborator and a traitor, that I'll betray my people and my homeland? Are you crazy! Gilad Shalit: I have an idea: You [Hamas] go and capture more soldiers, they [Israelis] will be afraid and accept your terms to free me.
Hamas child: Ah, they will free you not because they love you, but to prevent anxiety among your soldiers, so they won't be afraid, and stop their military service.Gilad Shalit: True.Hamas child: Gilad, stay here, and pray that [Hamas] succeeds in capturing another [soldier], so you'll be freed. Bye.Gilad Shalit: Mommy! Mommy! (in Hebrew) Free me![Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 6, 2009]
Following are two examples of PA and Hamas ministers advocating kidnapping of Israeli soldiers:Ashraf Al-Ajrami, PA Minister of Prisoners:The language of peace and negotiations is not enough to urge Israel to cooperate positively regarding prisoners. The way Israel likes, it seems, is to exchange [prisoners] with kidnapped Israeli soldiers.[PA TV (Fatah), June 5, 2008]Said Siam, PA Minister of Interior (Hamas):In the past, Hamas succeeded in kidnapping many Zionist soldiers. From among our forces there are thousands of prisoners. They (the forces) have to think how to free these prisoners, and I believe that there is no alternative but to kidnap soldiers to exchange for them. Hamas has kidnapped 10 soldiers.There is nothing the Resistance cannot do. When there is a goal and a good plan, the goal can be achieved, especially about prisoners, which is top priority. During the PA administration, Hamas has succeeded in kidnapping and hiding bodies, but unfortunately, two bodies were handed over for nothing. When there is a kidnapping, and it is secured, each case at its own time has its own negotiations.[Abu Dabi TV, June 26, 2006]
It should be noted that months before the Shalit kidnapping, PMW released the Siam speech, and warned that kidnapping-for-hostage was Palestinian policy.To read PMW op-ed on Hamas's kidnapping-for-hostage policy,To see more statements on PMW's website of the Palestinian kidnapping-for-hostage policy,To see the PMW bulletin on the old PMW website, released before the Gilad Shalit kidnapping, Hamas Plans to Kidnap Israeli Soldiers for Prisoner Trade.
DOCTOR DOCTORIAN FROM ANGEL OF GOD
then the angel said, Financial crisis will come to Asia. I will shake the world.
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
16 And he(FALSE POPE) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(CHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM
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Economy dips at 0.7 percent pace in 2Q By JEANNINE AVERSA, AP Economics Writer – SEPT 30,09
WASHINGTON – The recession faded in the spring with economic activity shrinking at a pace of just 0.7 percent, a better-than-expected showing that buttressed beliefs the economy is growing now.The small dip in gross domestic product for the April-June quarter follows the 6.4 percent annualized drop in the first three months of this year, the worst slide in nearly three decades. In the final quarter of last year, the economy sank at a rate of 5.4 percent.The new reading on second-quarter GDP, reported by the Commerce Department on Wednesday, shows the economy shrinking less than the 1 percent pace previously estimated. It also was better than the annualized 1.1 percent drop that economists were predicting.The final revision of second-quarter GDP comes on the last day of the third quarter, in which many analysts predict the economy started growing again at a pace of about 3 percent.Gross domestic product measures the value of all goods and services — from machines to manicures — produced in the U.S. It is the best estimate of the nation's economic health.A main reason for the second-quarter upgrade: businesses didn't cut back spending on equipment and software nearly as deeply as the government had thought. Consumers also didn't trim their spending as much.Many analysts predict the economy started growing again in the July-September quarter, due partly to President Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus package and the government's now defunct Cash for Clunkers program, which had ginned up auto sales. It offered people rebates of up to $4,500 to buy new cars and trade in less efficient gas guzzlers.
Earlier this month, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the recession, which started in December 2007, is very likely over.But he warned that pain will persist — especially for the nearly 15 million unemployed Americans.Because the recovery is expected to slow to a more plodding pace in the coming months, the nation's unemployment rate — now at a 26-year high of 9.7 percent — is expected top 10 percent this year. Economists predict it will have nudged up to 9.8 percent for September when the government releases that report Friday.The economy has now contracted for a record four straight quarters for the first time on records dating to 1947, underscoring the toll the recession has taken on consumers and businesses.
In the second quarter, consumers trimmed their spending at a rate of 0.9 percent. That was slightly less than the 1 percent annualized drop estimated a month ago, but marked a reversal from the first quarter when consumers boosted spending 0.6 percent.
Many analysts predict that consumer spending will move back into positive territory again in the third quarter. But worries linger that rising unemployment and still hard-to-get credit could crimp such spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of economic activity, and hobble the recovery.Less drastic cuts in business spending contributed to the second-quarter's improved showing.Businesses trimmed spending on equipment and software at a pace of 4.9 percent. That wasn't as deep as the 8.4 percent annualized drop previously estimated for the second quarter, and marked a big improvement from an annualized plunge of 36.4 percent in the first quarter.A key area where businesses did cut more deeply in the spring was inventories.They slashed spending at a record pace of $160.2 billion. But there's a silver lining to that: With inventories at rock-bottom, businesses have started to boost production to satisfy customer demand, one of the forces that should lift GDP in the third quarter, analysts say.The report also showed that after-tax profits of U.S. corporations rose 0.9 percent in the spring, the second straight quarterly gain. Spending on housing projects fell at a rate of 23.3 percent in the second quarter, also not as deep as the annualized drop of 38.2 percent in the first quarter.
Moldova eyes EU and IMF emergency bailout
VALENTINA POP Today SEPT 30.09 @ 09:40 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Moldova's newly elected pro-Western government hopes to secure an aid package from the IMF and the EU in the coming weeks in order to bring the country back on the floating line, Prime Minister Vlad Filat told MEPs in Brussels on Tuesday (29 September).Only a few days in office, the 40-year old premier chose Brussels as his first destination abroad and even named his four-party coalition the Alliance for EU integration as a sign of its commitment to EU-inspired reforms.Up until now, EU-Moldovan relations were based on mere declarations, but my government is committed to real reforms and the implementation of the promises made, Mr Filat said during a hearing in the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee.His election was broadly acclaimed by MEPs from across the political spectrum as a victory against a repressive and backward regime, which has kept the country down for the past eight years. The democratic coalition won the majority in the parliament after a re-run of the fraudulent April elections, in which the Communist Party claimed victory.Initial peaceful protests turned violent and saw instigators set the parliament and president's office on fire, Mr Filat said. A brutal crackdown, with random arrests and police beatings took place, to the outrage of the international community.The Communist government vowed to investigate the matter, but failed to attract opposition members and international experts on an inquiry team. The new prime minister pledged to set up this commission and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Economic woes, due to both mismanagement and the current financial crisis have left state coffers empty, with the new government unable to pay for even basic commitments such as pensions. The economy is expected to contract by ten percent this year, while the budget deficit has hit a record of ten percent of the GDP.A mission from the International Monetary Fund is expected in Chisinau on 14 October and the government is hoping to conclude an agreement as soon as possible, Mr Filat told journalists in a press briefing on Tuesday.Earlier this month, press reports had mentioned sums of €200-350 million, which could become available from the IMF by November.The European Commission had also signalled availability in this regard, and it was now up to his team to work on it,the prime minister said.A sense of urgency to get the country's cash flow back on track is largely due to the coming winter and potential cuts in gas supply, as Moldova is almost completely dependent on Russia's state energy company Gazprom.The Kremlin had openly backed Communist leader Vladimir Voronin and even offered a €100 million aid package to bolster his campaign. China had also floated some €700 million in infrastructure aid to the previous government, but no agreement had actually been signed.Asked about the likelihood of receiving Russian aid, Mr Filat said his country was still interested, but would have to discuss conditions with the Russian leadership.We would prefer to have funding from Europe. We are very open to EU investments in our country,Mr Filat stressed.The US has already promised an aid package of €180 million to Moldova, which is by all standards one of the poorest countries in Europe, with almost 30 percent of its 3.8 million population living below the poverty line.
Cool relations with Russia
In a markedly bold shift from the previous Moscow-friendly regime, Mr Filat said his country could consider Nato rapprochement, despite a neutrality clause anchored in the Moldovan constitution.He said the article could be changed through a referendum, but acknowledged that it would be a long process to win the hearts and minds of ordinary Moldovans who still feel very hostile towards the transatlantic military alliance due to what he called Russian media propaganda.Asked about Moldova's relations with Russia, he said they would be professional, pragmatic and cool-headed.
But let me reassure you that we'll maintain dignity in our relations with Russia, he told MEPs.Moscow still keeps a contingent of its army as peacekeepers in the separatist territory of Transnistria, over which Mr Filat acknowledged that Chisinau exerted no control whatsoever in terms of arms trafficking and other illegal activities.It is no secret that the government of Transnistria receives funding from Moscow,he said.Mr Filat hopes to expand the mandate of the existing EU border assistance mission in Moldova and maybe even replace the Russian, Transnistrian and Moldovan peacekeepers with an international, EU-led civilian mission.Discussions with EU external relations commissioner Benita Ferrerro-Waldner and justice commissioner Jacques Barrot on Wednesday (30 September) are likely to touch upon this issue as well.
Commission claws back €200m in misused farm subsidies
LEIGH PHILLIPS Today SEPT 30,09 @ 09:09 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The European Commission is to claw back over €200 million in farm subsidies from 18 member states as a result of mis-spending, the EU executive announced on Tuesday (29 September).In total, €214.6 million of EU farm monies unduly spent by countries due to non-compliance with EU rules or inadequate control procedures on agricultural expenditure will return to community coffers.The commission is keeping up the pressure to ensure the best possible controls over how this money is spent,said agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel, commenting on the decision.The system is working better than ever and we will continue to strive to improve things further,she added.Some €71 million is being demanded back from France in what is the biggest bill for misuse of funds, for weaknesses in on-the-spot checks over the course of 2006 and 2007.Spain is charged €31.7 million for deficiencies in its system of checks and fines in the olive oil production sector.
The Netherlands is being asked to return €16.6 million for weaknesses in its its system of identifying plots of land, deficient administrative and on-the-spot controls and not imposing fines on scofflaw farmers.Hungary has also been presented with demand for €12m for problems with its system of identifying plots of land and Poland will have to cough up €10 million for low quality and insufficient quantity of checks in two rural development measures.Funds are also to be recovered from Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, the UK, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal and Slovenia.According to EU division of responsibilities in the agricultural sector, the member states are in charge of paying out and checking expenditure under Europe's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), while the commission is charged with ensuring that member states have made correct use of the funds.
CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THIS IS THE ATATURK DAM IN TURKEY,THEY CROSS OVER).
DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1 THE 1/5TH OF THEM) 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)
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(IRAQ-SYRIA)
15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
THIS IS AOTHER IMPORTANT PROPHECY BEING FULFILLED BECAUSE IN WAVE 2 CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST PLUS THE 1/5TH FROM THE RUSSIA,MUSLIMS DEFEAT MARCH TO ISRAEL AND 1/3RD (2 BILLION)DIE IN WW3 SECOND WAVE AS THESE NATIONS COME AGAINST ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM.
Time to get tough on China, says EU parliament delegation chair
ANDREW WILLIS Today SEPT 30,09 @ 09:12 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – The European Union must toughen its stance when negotiating with China on investment access, according to the newly elected chair of the European Parliament's delegation to China.Centre-right Italian MEP Crescenzio Rivellini signaled his intention on Tuesday (29 September) to use ongoing negotiations for an upgrade in EU-China relations to step up pressure in this area. We will try to use the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement to improve investment access in China for EU companies,he told EUobserver following his election to the post.Ties between China and the EU are currently set out under a 1985 Trade and Co-operation Agreement but discussions have been ongoing since 2007 to broaden the formal relationship.While China complains about EU anti-dumping measures that are periodically imposed upon the country's exports, European companies say they are not granted fair access to Chinese markets.
Foreign companies looking to invest in China are frequently forced into joint-venture obligations with local firms, or can run into other restrictions in sectors considered strategic by the Chinese government.However Mr Rivellini also suggested that further duties might be needed at the European end to restrict the level of shoe and textile imports coming into the bloc from China.In the profound crisis that we are going through right now, we should be able to introduce policies that protect European industries,he said.
End the arms embargo
On Thursday (1 October), many of the 1.3 billion inhabitants in Asia's largest nation will turn out to celebrate 60 years since the country's civil war ended and Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China.The government will use the occasion to parade all its latest weaponry through the streets of Beijing, with foreign military strategists keen to assess China's progress in this field over the last ten years.Following the events of Tiananmen Square in 1989 however, under which the army opened fire on students and other protesters, the EU has held an embargo on selling arms to the China.Mr Rivellini says he is in favour of an end to the embargo, which sees European defence manufacturers denied access to the lucrative Chinese market.I think we should remember that things have changed somewhat in the last few years. The climate in the relations between China and the rest of the world has changed,he said.Mr Rivellini also feels the EU needs to compete harder for influence in Africa and other developing regions, frequently an important source of raw materials.The old continent of Europe cannot just stand by and simply look on at an expansionistic policy by China,he said.
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW)and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY)of the north quarters, and all his bands:(SUDAN,AFRICA) and many people with thee.
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.(RUSSIA-EGYPT AND MUSLIMS)
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
3 They (ARABS,MUSLIMS) have taken crafty counsel against thy people,(ISRAEL) and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they (MUSLIMS) have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:(TREATIES)
6 The tabernacles of Edom,(JORDAN) and the Ishmaelites;(ARABS) of Moab, PALESTINIANS,JORDAN) and the Hagarenes;(EGYPT)
7 Gebal,(HEZZBALLOH,LEBANON) and Ammon,(JORDAN) and Amalek;(SYRIA,ARABS,SINAI) the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre;(LEBANON)
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.
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
3 A fire(NUCLEAR BOMB) devoureth before them;(RUSSIA-ARABS) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army,(RUSSIA,MUSLIMS) and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.(SIBERIAN DESERT)
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(NUCLEAR BOMB)
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
I STILL BELIEVE RUSSIA STARTED THE GEORGIA WAR TO TAKE THE OIL PIPELINES.NOTICE RUSSIA MARCHES TO TAKE THE SPOILS,OIL IS IN SPOILS,I THINK GOD GAVE US A HINT WHY RUSSIA MARCHES AGAINST ISRAEL-ITS OIL PIPELINE ALSO.AND ALSO BECAUSE THEIR ANTISEMETIC AGAINST ISRAEL.
EU-sponsored report says Georgia started 2008 war
ANDREW RETTMAN Today SEPT 30,09 @ 14:54 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Georgia started the 2008 war with Russia by illegally attacking the town of Tskhinvali, a major EU-sponsored report has concluded.There is the question of whether the use of force by Georgia in South Ossetia, beginning with the shelling of Tskhinvali during the night of 7/8 August, was justifiable under international law. It was not,the study says.The [EU] mission is not in a position to consider as sufficiently substantiated the Georgian claim concerning a large-scale Russian military incursion into South Ossetia before 8 August 2008.Georgia's use of multiple rocket launchers and heavy artillery in the Tskhinvali assault was neither necessary nor proportionate to repel alleged attacks by South Ossetian separatists, the report adds.The 42-page study is the culmination of nine months of work by a 20-strong team of legal and military experts based in Geneva headed by Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini.EU member states last year launched and paid for the €1.6 million investigation. The independent survey comes atop nine previous reports into the conflict by other organs, including the UN, the US Congress and the British House of Lords.Ms Tagliavini's report also heaped blame on Russia and on South Ossetian irregular forces.It said Russia had the right to defend Russian peacekeeping soldiers stationed in Tskhinvali. But it described Russia's subsequent mass-scale incursion into Georgia as illegal and disproportionate.Extended Russian military action reaching out into Georgia was conducted in violation of international law,it said.Much of the Russian action went beyond the reasonable limits of self-defence.The Swiss report rejected Russia's claims that it was acting to protect Russian citizens in South Ossetia.
Russia's passportisation campaign of granting citizenship to thousands of South Ossetians in the run-up to the war illegal and the people in question remained Georgian citizens it said.Russia also tolerated serious human rights abuses by Ossetian paramilitaries against ethnic Georgians in the Russian sphere of command. The abuses included rape, violent assault and forced displacement.Miss Tagliavini's study paints an overall picture of a Vladimir Putin-era Russia trying to restore control over its former vassal state in a campaign of subversion and provocation lasting years.But she refused to apportion ultimate blame for the five day war on either side.Where lies the responsibility for all that has happened? Overall, the conflict is rooted in a profusion of causes comprising different layers in time and actions combined,the Swiss diplomat wrote.
They have all failed.Miss Tagliavini in Brussels on Wednesday (30 September) presented her findings to senior EU diplomats and the Russian and Georgian ambassadors to the union. The EU diplomats and the Swiss rapporteur also held a separate, behind-closed-doors discussion on the subject.The EU declined to make any political comment immeidately after its publication, however.The EU hopes that its findings can contribute towards a better understanding of the origins and the course of last year's conflict and, in a broader perspective, serve as an input to future international efforts in the field of preventive diplomacy,it said in a statement.
The Swiss report also put some interesting numbers on the five-day war.Eight hundred and fifty people were killed in total, with 100,000 people displaced, 35,000 of whom still cannot go home more than one year after the events.Over 100 US military advisers were reportedly in Georgia on 7 August and an even larger number of US specialists and advisors are thought to have been active in different branches of the Georgian power structures and administration.