2ND WAVE CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL
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) 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)
WARS AND RUMURS OF WARS.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
Barroso ignores outcry on China press gag
Today @ 09:29 MAY 4,12
- By Nikolaj Nielsen
- The European Commission has
defended its decision not to hold a press conference after Chinese vice
premier Li Keqiang's meeting with commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso
in Brussels this week."The EU institutions allow Russian and Chinese
authorities to dictate
who may and who may not be allowed to attend press conferences or
whether a press conference will be held at all," Ann Cahill, the
vice-president of the International Press Association (API) in Brussels,
said at the commission's regular press briefing on Thursday (3 May)."I
would like to protest at this behavior and formally request
President Barroso to hold a press briefing after his meeting with his
Chinese visitors," she added, prompting a round of applause from
international correspondents in the EU headquarters.For her part,
Barroso spokeswoman Pia Ahrenkilde said the commission
is one of the world's most media-friendly administrations. "We are not
going to ... conduct diplomacy in the press room. That's not going to be
the case for today and it's not going to be the case tomorrow," she
noted.Ahrenkilde had earlier celebrated the fact that Thursday is
international World Press Freedom day.In a separate statement by
commission vice president and foreign
relations chief Catherine Ashton, the EU said: "On the occasion of World
Press Freedom day, the European Union recalls these principles and pays
tribute to all those who fight for the respect of freedom of expression
and for free, pluralistic press and other media."
remained unconvinced, however.One reporter at Ahrenkilde's briefing
noted: "I've been here two
decades and I've never once seen a public debate among the
commissioners. Considering the fact these debates are public in the
Council, why is it the commissioners don't hold open debates?"Ahrenkilde
replied that the commissioners need peace and quiet for
political negotiations and that - in any case - their talks are later
communicated through written statements and press briefings.Meanwhile,
the Danish EU presidency is doing its part for
transparency by webstreaming some debates in the EU Council - such as
parts of a 16-hour-long ding-dong on bank regulation by finance
ministers on Wednesday.But the majority of the meeting took place behind
the usual closed doors.An internal note drafted by the EU Council
secretariat in April - and
leaked by London-based NGO ClientEarth - showed that EU officials and
diplomats are keen to curtail public access to internal EU documents.The
note said the EU should award "special protection" for papers on
competition cases, EU court proceedings, infringement proceedings and
legal advice given by EU institutions to their own policymakers.Anais
Berthier, a ClientEarth lawyer, at the time told EUobserver the
trend goes against the Lisbon Treaty, which says in its opening words
it seeks "an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe, in which
decisions are taken as openly as possible.
Draghi: euro countries to lose even more sovereignty
Today @ 07:13 MAY 4,12
- By Valentina Pop
- BRUSSELS - European Central Bank (ECB)
chief Mario Draghi has urged eurozone leaders to come up with a 10-year
target for the common currency, saying they should accept more transfer
of powers if they truly want a fiscal union.Held exceptionally in Barcelona instead of the ECB headquarters in
Frankfurt, the monthly meeting of eurozone's central bank governing
council on Thursday (3 May) was an opportunity for Draghi to explain
what he meant last week when he said a "growth compact" is needed along
with the deficit-cutting measures taken by most governments."There is absolutely no contradiction between a growth compact and a
fiscal compact," the Italian banker said in reference to the treaty on
fiscal discipline signed in March by 25 EU leaders.Draghi himself had earlier coined the "fiscal compact" moniker.He went on to explain that governments have to stick to tighter
budgets, while reforming labour markets, increasing competition,
re-balancing employment towards young people."I can understand the anger of young people, of poor and jobless
young people. I can understand it very well. The answer we can give as
policy makers is that the policies suggested or implemented are the
policies we are convinced to be the right ones."Also part of his vision of a "growth compact," Draghi backed calls
for a boost in the resources of the European Investment Bank and said EU
funds needed to be "redirected" to low-income areas - ideas already
floated by Francois Hollande, the frontrunner in the Sunday presidential
elections in France."But the thirdly and most importantly is that we collectively have to
specify a path for the euro. How do we see ourselves in 10 years from
now ...We want to have a fiscal union? We have to accept the delegation
of fiscal sovereignty from national to some form of central
[government]," he said.In getting there, politicians should however refrain from talking
about a "transfer union" as a starting point, he said, in reference to
richer countries automatically paying for poorer ones, a concept most
loathed by Germany and its independence-wary Bundesbank."That is why the fiscal compact is so important, that is the starting point," Draghi noted.For its part, Fitch ratings agency published a report outlining five
possible scenarios for the future of the eurozone: a "Greek Exit;" a
"Quasi-Fiscal Union;" the "Euro-mark" where Germany and a "core" exit
leaving the remaining countries with the euro; the "United States of
Europe;" and a "Full Break Up."A full break-up and the demise of the euro is very unlikely, Fitch
said in a press statement, given the huge financial and political costs."Even a partial 'break-up' involving the exit of one or more
so-called peripheral nations would risk severe systemic damage, although
cannot be discounted. The likelihood of a move to full fiscal union in
the near term is also very small, as in Fitch's view, the political will
for it does not exist."
- Instead, the eurozone will continue to "muddle through," the ratings
agency predicted, agreeing with Draghi that "some dilution of national
fiscal sovereignty" was still to come.Of the five scenarios, "Fitch believes that a Greek exit is the most likely", it added.In this case the southern country would have to re-denominate its
debt and default again. That would lead Fitch to downgrade Cyprus,
Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain "owing to the 'exit precedent' of
Greece and risk of contagion to banks, bond markets and capital flight,"
it explained, just three days ahead of general elections in Greece.
16 And he(THE FALSE POPE WHO DEFECTED FROM THE CHRISTIAN FAITH) causeth all,(IN THE WORLD ) both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(MICROCHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark,(MICROCHIP IMPLANT) or the name of the beast,(WORLD DICTATORS NAME INGRAVED ON YOUR SKIN OR TATTOOED ON YOU OR IN THE MICROCHIP IMPLANT) or the number of his name.(THE NUMBERS OF HIS NAME INGRAVED IN THE MICROCHIP IMLPLANT)-(ALL THESE WILL TELL THE WORLD DICTATOR THAT YOUR WITH HIM AND AGAINST KING JESUS-GOD)
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:(WORLD LEADER) for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM (6006006)OR(60020202006)(SOME KIND OF NUMBER IMPLANTED IN THE MICROCHIP THAT TELLS THE WORLD DICTATOR AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER THAT YOU GIVE YOUR TOTAL ALLIGIENCE TO HIM AND NOT JESUS)(ITS AN ETERNAL DECISION YOU MAKE)(YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN DESTINY)(YOU TAKE THE DICTATORS NAME OR NUMBER UNDER YOUR SKIN,YOUR DOOMED TO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND TORMENTS FOREVER,NEVER ENDING MEANT ONLY FOR SATAN AND HIS ANGELS,NOT HUMAN BEINGS).OR YOU REFUSE THE MICROCHIP IMPLANT AND GO ON THE SIDE OF KING JESUS AND RULE FOREVER WITH HIM ON EARTH.YOU CHOOSE,ITS YOUR DECISION.
Commission data protection reforms under fire
03.05.12 @ 18:05
UK minister furious at EU bank talks
- By Nikolaj Nielsen
- BRUSSELS - EU justice commissioner
Viviane Reding Thursday (3 May) rejected criticism that certain
provisions within her draft proposal on data protection rules could
amount to a power-grab by the European Commission.She was forced onto the defensive after a high-level expert committee
in March said the commission would be making too many changes to
current data protection rules without proper oversight - potentially
leading to legal uncertainty.“The Working Party has serious reservations with regard to the extent
the commission is empowered to adopt delegated and implementing acts,
which is especially relevant because a fundamental right is at stake,”
the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party said at the time.Such acts, introduced in the 2009 Treaty of Lisbon, allow the
commission to make minor changes to the law without affecting its core.
Both the European parliament and council - representing member states -
maintain some oversight over any such changes.Specifically, a delegated act supplements or amends so-called
non-essential elements of EU legislation while an implementing act,
proposes uniform conditions for its implementation.The working party pointed out that in Reding’s regulation a number of
issues including data breach notification and mutual assistance could
only be applied using such acts. And the use of them are at the
commission’s discretion.“The adoption of delegated or implementing acts for a large numbers
of articles may take several years and could represent legal
uncertainty," it said.But Reding countered the working party position on Thursday by
stating that delegated acts have essentially ended “the secretive way of
technical legislation” drafted by bureaucratic committees behind closed
doors.Both parliament and council must explicitly agree to the acts in the text of the legislation, the commissioner pointed out.
- “It is understandable to me that certain lobbyists from powerful
multinationals are not very keen on delegated acts,” said Reding.She added: “It is much easier to influence a handful of national
experts in national ministries in a meeting behind closed doors than to
change the view of 754 directly elected European Parliamentarians.”A spokesperson from the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee
agreed that such acts increase the transparency of the EU legislative
process.But detractors, like Vicky Marissen who is managing director at Pact
European Affairs, a Brussels-based consultancy specialising in EU
decision-making procedures, also claims the acts give the commission too
much power.Marissen, who co-authored and contributed to two books on comitology
with Daniel Gueguen, argues that discussions on delegated and
implementing acts should involve people who have to implement the laws,
including member states’ authorities and businesses.She argues that neither the parliament or council would really be
able to amend the delegated acts outlined in Reding’s proposal on data
protection reform.“Great autonomy is given to the European commission which not only
proposes the delegated acts but also adopts them. The European
parliament and the council can veto it but under strict conditions. The
parliament requires an absolute majority while the council requires a
qualified majority," noted Marissen.
03.05.12 @ 09:21
- By Valentina Pop
- BRUSSELS - An acrimonious 16-hour long
meeting on stricter bank rules ended with a promise to clinch a final
deal on 15 May, with Britain's George Osborne at one point saying the
envisaged agreement would make him "look like an idiot.""We discussed a huge number of things, from 10am when the meeting
began until now, two in the night. We can say we have an agreement, it
needs technical work until it's completely done - by 15 May," Danish
economy minister Margrethe Vestager, who chaired the meeting, said at a
press conference early on Thursday morning (3 May).The 700-page long text will still have to be negotiated with the
European Parliament before coming into force as envisaged on 1 January
2013. Its main objective is to raise banks' capital reserves from two to
seven percent, in line with global rules agreed after the collapse of
Lehman Brothers in 2008 and massive bail-outs for banks in the US and
Europe.Britain, Sweden, Poland and a few other countries did not object to
the mandatory figures, but they want to have the possibility that
national authorities will impose even stricter requirements of up to 12
percent, without having to ask for permission from the EU commission.Germany, France, the EU commission and the European Banking Authority
warned the plan will distort the internal market and force British or
Swedish subsidiaries, for instance, to reduce lending to eastern
European economies.Britain's Osborne was staunchly opposed to a Danish compromise
allowing a "flexibility" of up to three percent on top of the seven
imposed by the new rules. In publicly televised debates, the British
minister said he was "not prepared to say something that is going to
make me look like an idiot five minutes later."Sweden's Anders Borg said that while he supports Swedish bank lending
in Baltic states, he also "asks for understanding from these countries"
if Stockholm insists for higher capital requirements so as to avoid the
taxpayer having to foot more bail-outs."Either we have strong banks or the taxpayers take the risk, and I
prefer to have strong capital in the banks than to take risks with the
taxpayers," Borg argued.After having warned it would be "disastrous" if no deal was reached
on Thursday, Germany's Wolfgang Schauble left the meeting shortly before
midnight, explaining to reporters he was confident the outstanding
issues could be ironed out by 15 May.As for the British opposition, Schauble joked saying he would seek
"revenge for having taken so long today" during a football match on 19
May in Munich between Germany's Bayern Munchen and Britain's Chelsea
clubs.On the practical side, ministers were left to eat sandwiches instead
of a proper lunch or dinner because the meeting was supposed to have
ended by 2pm local time.
- If Britain agrees to cap its extra-requirements at three percent, the
division still showcases "the conflict between continental versus
capital-markets dominated economies," Diego Valiante from the Centre for
European Policy Studies, a Brussels-based think tank, said.Valiante noted that even with higher capital buffers, the financial
sector in Europe will not be safer unless badly-performing "zombie
banks" are restructured and capital markets start lending to smaller and
medium-sized enterprises, reducing the reliance on banks.
METEORS HIT THE EARTH
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels,which are yet to sound!
'Supermoon' May Outshine Meteor Shower This Weekend
By Tariq Malik | SPACE.com – Wed, May 2, 2012
The biggest full moon of the year, a so-called "supermoon," will take
center stage when it rises this weekend, and may interfere with the peak
of an annual meteor shower created by the leftovers from Halley's
The supermoon of 2012
is the biggest full moon of the yearand will occur on Saturday (May 5)
at 11:35 p.m. EDT (0335 May 6), though the moon may still appear full to
skywatchers on the day before and after the actual event. At the same
time, the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower will be hitting its peak,
NASA scientists say."Its light will wash out the fainter Eta Aquarid meteors," NASA meteor
expert Bill Cooke of the Marshall Space Flight Center told SPACE.com in
an email. Still, Cooke said there's a chance that the brightest
fireballs from the meteor display may still be visible.A supermoon occurs when the moon hits its full phase at the same time
it makes closest approach to Earth for the month, a lunar milestone
known as perigee. Scientists also refer to the event as a "perigee
moon," according to a NASA video on the 2012 supermoon
That's exactly what will happen on Saturday, when the moon will swing
within 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) of Earth — its closest
approach of the entire year. Because the moon's orbit is not exactly
circular, there is a 3-percent variation in its closest approaches to
Earth each month. The average Earth-moon distance
is about 230,000 miles (384,400 km).With May's full moon timed with the moon's perigee, it could appear 14
percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons of 2012,
astronomer Tony Phillips explained in a NASA video. There is absolutely
no chance the supermoon will threaten Earth
.The last supermoon was in March 2011. At the time, it was the biggest and brightest full moon in 18 years. [Amazing Supermoon Photos from 2011
]While the moon's extra brightness during the supermoon may wash out
some of the fainter Eta Aquarid meteors, all is not lost, Cooke said.
"Our fireball cameras have already detected four bright ones. So I
would say that the odds are pretty good that folks can see a bit of
Halley's Comet over the next few days, if they care to take the time to
look," Cooke explained. "They will be the big and bright ones, fewer in
number with a rate of just a few per hour, but they will be there."Cooke anticipates that the 2012 Eta Aquarid meteor shower will peak at up to 60 meteors per hour on May 5.The eta Aquarid display is one of two meteor showers created by dust
from Halley's comet (the Orionid shower in October is the other). It
occurs every April and May when the Earth passes through a stream of
debris cast off by comet Halley during its 76-year trip around the sun.
The eta Aquarid meteor shower of 2012 actually began on April 19 and
ends on May 28, but its peak is in the overnight period between Saturday
and Sunday (May 5 and 6)."Meteor watchers in the Southern Hemisphere stand the best chance of
seeing any meteors," a NASA advisory from the agency's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory explained.If you snap an amazing photo of the supermoon of May or the Eta Aquarid
meteor shower and would like to share it with SPACE.com for a story or
gallery, send photos and comments to managing editor Tariq Malik at: firstname.lastname@example.org
.You can follow SPACE.com Managing Editor Tariq Malik on Twitter @tariqjmalik
. Follow SPACE.com for the latest in space science and exploration news on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Facebook.
NUCLEAR WEAPONS WILL BE USED.
3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city,(JERUSALEM) and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.(200 MILES) (THE SIZE OF ISRAEL)
15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.(WW3,1/2 earths population die).
ISAIAH 13:6-13 KJV
6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:(FROM FRIGHT)
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
ISAIAH 24:17-23 KJV
17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
2 TIMOTHY 3:1
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous (DANGEROUS) times shall come.
3 A fire devoureth before them; 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.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
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.
HALF OF EARTHS POPULATION DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION.(THESE VERSES ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.(Christians have new bodies,this is the people against Jerusalem during the 7 yr treaty)(Christians bodies are not being eaten by the birds).
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Iran dismisses Western demand to close nuclear bunker
Reuters – 42 mins ago MAY 4,12
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran said on Friday it will never suspend its uranium enrichment program and sees no reason to close the Fordow underground site, making clear Tehran's red lines in talks with world powers later this month.Last month a senior
U.S. official said the United States and its allies would demand that
Iran halt higher-grade enrichment and immediately close the Fordow
facility at talks over Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West.But Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, told Reuters he saw "no justification" for closing Fordow, which he said was under IAEA surveillance."When you have a safe place, secure place under IAEA
control, then why do you tell me that I should close it?" he said,
making clear Iran built the site to better protect its nuclear work
against any Israeli or U.S. attacks."Fordow is a safe place. We have spent a lot of money and time to have a safe place," Soltanieh added.Iran and major powers resumed talks in mid-April in
Istanbul after a gap of more than a year - a chance to ease escalating
tension and help to avert the threat of a new Middle East war. They are
to meet again on May 23 in Baghdad.The West says Iran's nuclear work is a cover for
developing atomic bombs and wants verifiable assurances to the contrary
from Tehran - for example, by accepting much more intrusive U.N. nuclear
inspections and limiting its enrichment capacity.Iran denies having a weapons agenda, saying it is enriching uranium solely for peaceful energy purposes."One thing is clear: the enrichment in Iran will never be suspended," Soltanieh said.(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl)
Assad side kills four at Syrian university: protesters
By Erika Solomon | Reuters – 58 mins ago MAY 4,12
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian security forces
and students armed with knives stormed a protest march at Aleppo University
early on Thursday, activists said, killing four and rounding up 200 demonstrators demanding President Bashar al-Assad
step down.The pre-dawn raid was an unusually bloody incident for Aleppo, Syria
's normally fairly peaceful commercial hub, and prompted condemnation from the White House
.Washington accused Assad of making "no effort" to honor
a three-week-old United Nations truce and warned that world powers
might do more to bring change to Syria if the ceasefire plan brokered by
envoy Kofi Annan failed."If the regime's intransigence continues, the
international community is going to have to admit defeat and work to
address the serious threat to peace and stability being perpetrated by
the Assad regime," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
"Political transition is urgently needed in Syria."
Western powers back the 14-month revolt but lack
appetite for the kind of military intervention seen last year in Libya.Assad has counted on support from Russia and China to
block United Nations sanctions. However, Moscow and Beijing backed the
ceasefire plan and Western states may hope to persuade them to agree to
penalize Assad if it collapses.On Thursday, however, the head of the monitoring
mission sent to Syria under the plan said the team of U.N. observers in
the country was having a calming effect.A Reuters team in the opposition centre of Homs
during the day heard continuous gunfire and the occasional sound of shelling, despite a permanent presence of monitors there.Opposition figure Fayez Sara said secret police had
raided the homes of his sons Bassam and Waseem on Thursday, continuing
the detentions of tens of thousands since the uprising began. "I have no
idea where they have been taken. Bassam is 37. Waseem is 26," said
Sara.The Syrian Journalist Federation, an independent
organization, also called for the release of Mazen Darwish, a free
speech campaigner who has not been heard of since security police took
him from his Damascus office two months ago.
Video posted on the Internet showed students in Aleppo
chanting against four decades of Assad family rule but being drowned out
by gunfire. Activists posted images of a dead student, drenched in
blood, and what they said was a burning dormitory. Small solidarity
protests broke out in other universities across Syria, videos uploaded
by activists showed.A British-based opposition group, the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights, said 28 other students were wounded
overnight, three critically.Knife-wielding youths attacked fellow students marching from their dormitories, the group said, followed by a security force
raid on the latest march of a growing student protest movement."Freedom forever in spite of you, Assad!" chanted the young demonstrators in a video shot in the morning twilight.There was no comment from officials and it was not
possible to verify the account from the northern city, whose relatively
prosperous, business-oriented population has been reluctant to join the
14-month-old revolt against Assad.Many members of Syria's middle classes and religious
minorities are wary of the uprising dominated by majority Sunni Muslims
against Assad and the elite around him, drawn largely from his Alawite
minority. They fear it could descend into the kind of sectarian and
ethnic bloodbath they have watched destroy neighboring Iraq over recent
Assad says he is fighting foreign-backed "terrorists"
and his international friends, including in Moscow, point out that
rebels too have staged attacks in breach of the ceasefire.
ANOTHER TRUCE BREACH
From Aleppo, anti-Assad activists uploaded video of a
burning residence block, its windows shattered. Dormitory hallways
appeared to have been smashed up and men were dragging furniture outside
as students screamed.Other videos showed crowds of students leaving the
campus with suitcases and bundles of clothes. Activists say busloads of
security forces had taken over the dormitories, which were where
students usually began the protests. Student activists said they had
been ordered to move out by Thursday afternoon.
The truce has led to a small reduction in the daily
carnage, mostly in cities were monitors are deployed permanently.Mood, who is from Norway, told reporters during a trip
to Hama on Thursday that state forces appeared willing to cooperate with
the truce."There have been steps taken by the government forces
on the ground that indicate a better willingness to live up to the
commitments made in the agreement," he said, giving no details.Still, the Reuters team could hear mortars exploding in
the Khalidiya neighborhood of Homs at a rate of one a minute. They also
reported the sound of heavy gunfire but did not know where it was
coming from.Explosions rocked the rebellious Jabal al-Zawiya area
in Idlib and at least one woman was killed by security force fire, the
Observatory said. Security forces followed up by raiding the area and
arresting several men.Clashes between rebels and the army also flared in Palmyra, home to historic Roman ruins in central Syria.Mood, speaking in Homs later on Thursday, said that
observer mission was growing at a steady pace, with a total of 50
monitors in the country which would be doubled within weeks.
"We have reinforced our permanent teams in Hama and
Deraa with an extra two monitors in each city," he said from the
al-Safir hotel in Homs, where six monitors are based permanently.
Around 300 monitors will be deployed by the end of May.
In Washington, the White House spokesman expressed doubts about whether the truce would hold.
"It is certainly our hope that the Annan plan
succeeds," Carney said. "We remain, based on the evidence, highly
skeptical of Assad's willingness to meet the conditions of that plan,
because he has so clearly failed to meet them thus far."
"THEY HAVE TO SHOOT US ALL"
While the city of Aleppo itself has rarely seen
clashes, it has not been free of assassinations, apparently by rebels.
The Observatory reported the killing overnight of Ismail Haidar, son of
the head of a pro-Assad political party.Syria's news agency said another state figure, national
basketball team player Bassel al-Raya, died of his wounds on Thursday
after being attacked by unidentified gunmen a week earlier.At Aleppo University
activists said small protests continued to break out sporadically on
the campus. "Our anger will breed more hope. If we have to go to the
streets, we will," said a student activist called Mustafa. "They can't
stop the students, even if they have to shoot us all."While most opposition areas in Syria have been
overtaken by an armed revolt, peaceful anti-Assad protests had continued
almost daily at the university in Aleppo
.It is hard to assess if those protests reflect
widespread sentiment among the younger generation native to the city or
whether students living there who come from rebellious hotspots like
Idlib and Deraa might be taking a lead in Aleppo.Syria's uprising began in March 2011 with peaceful
demonstrations inspired by a wave of Arab revolts against long-ruling
autocratic leaders, but it has become increasingly militarized in
response to Assad's violent crackdown.The U.N. says more than 9,000 people have died in the
crackdown, while the Syrian government says it has lost at least 2,600
of its forces to "foreign-backed terrorists".
Despite the turmoil, Syria plans to hold a
parliamentary election on Monday under a new constitution which has
allowed the creation of new political parties and formally ended decades
of monopoly by Assad's ruling Baath Party.Authorities say the election is part of a reform process, but the opposition dismisses it as a sham.(Additional reporting by Mariam Karouny in Homs,
Dominic Evans and Oliver Holmes in Beirut and Laura MacInnis and Matt
Spetalnick in Washington; Editing by David Stamp and Alastair Macdonald)
World powers will stop nuclear Iran: German FM
AFP – 6 hrs ago MAY 4,12
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle vowed Thursday that the international community will block Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, as he underscored Germany's steadfast support for Israel.
"The current Iranian nuclear program represents an enormous danger" not only to Israel but to the region as a whole," Westerwelle told a Jewish advocacy event in Washington."We cannot and will not accept an Iranian nuclear weapon... We need
substantive and verifiable guarantees that Iran is not pursuing a
nuclear weapon."The West worries Iran is trying to develop an atomic bomb under cover
of a civilian energy program, but Tehran insists the program is solely
peaceful.Last month, the so-called P5+1
group -- the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus
Germany -- met in Istanbul with Iranian officials to discuss their concerns, with a further meeting set for May 23 in Baghdad.Despite Israeli concerns that additional talks would be futile,
Westerwelle called for further negotiations with Tehran, stressing that
"our unity and our resolve are showing results."At the same time, he made clear that "our patience is limited. We will not accept playing for time."Westerwelle expressed concern that "the Iranian regime continues to threaten Israel with annihilation.""I want you to know that we will continue to stand by Israel's side,"
he told the audience at the American Jewish Committee's Global Forum.Israel -- widely considered the
Middle East's sole, if undeclared, nuclear power -- has consistently
warned that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose an existential threat to the
Jewish state, and has refused to rule out a preemptive strike.
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Moderate quake jolts western Iran, injures 8
– 17 hrs ago MAY 4,12
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A moderate earthquake jolted a small town in western Iran near the Iraqi border on Thursday, injuring eight people and damaging buildings, Iranian media reported.The magnitude 5.5 quake hit the sparsely populated area near the town of Mourmouri, about 300 miles (480 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, at 2:39 p.m., said the semiofficial Mehr news agency.The
report said the quake sent people rushing out of their homes in
Mourmouri and that scores of buildings were damaged in nearby towns of
Abdanan and Dehloran.The area has experienced dozens of moderate earthquakes over the past few weeks.Iran is located on seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes, experiencing at least one slight quake a day on average.In 2003, some 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude 6.6 quake that flattened the historic southeastern city of Bam.