Wednesday, December 30, 2015
MISSOURI GETS FLOODED OUT WHILE CANADA GETS SNOWED OUT.
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) 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-2 billion)
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.
4 And I (GOD) 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: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
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,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) 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.
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) 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.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)
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,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
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)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)
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)
Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan sign new Grand Renaissance Dam agreement-Reuters By Khalid Abdelaziz-DEC 29,15-YAHOONEWS
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan signed an agreement on Tuesday finalizing the two firms tasked with carrying out studies on the potential impact of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam on the flow of the Nile, their foreign and water ministers said.The three countries had initially picked French firm BRL and Dutch firm Deltares in April but Deltares later withdrew leading them to replace it with French firm Artelia on Tuesday.The leaders of the three countries signed a co-operation deal in Khartoum in March that paved the way for a joint approach to regional water supplies.Cairo and Addis Ababa had previously been locked in a bitter war of words over Ethiopia's $4 billion project.Tuesday's agreement came after talks between the foreign and water ministers of the three countries had to be extended for a third day.Technical studies will start in February, when the six ministers are due to meet again, and will take between six and 15 months, Sudanese Water Resources, Irrigation, and Electricity Minister Moataz Mousa said.The principles in the March agreement included giving priority to downstream countries for electricity generated by the dam, a mechanism for resolving conflicts, and providing compensation for damages.Signatories also pledged to protect the interests of downstream countries when the dam's reservoir is filled.Addis Ababa has long complained that Cairo was pressuring donor countries and international lenders to withhold funding from the 6,000 megawatt dam, which is being built by Italy's largest construction firm Salini Impregilo SpA.Egypt, which relies almost exclusively on the Nile for farming, industry and domestic water use, has sought assurances the dam will not significantly cut its flow to its rapidly growing population.Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed."We are satisfied with the results of this meeting and look forward to achieving a strategic partnership," said Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.Ethiopia, the source of the Blue Nile which joins the White Nile in Khartoum and runs on to Egypt, says the dam will not disrupt flow. It hopes the project will transform it into a power hub for the electricity-hungry region."We see the agreement over these companies as progress and look forward to actualizing the interests of the three countries. We believe the dam will be useful to the three countries," said Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom.The Grand Renaissance Dam is the centerpiece of Ethiopia's bid to become Africa's biggest power exporter. Addis Ababa plans to spend some $12 billion on harnessing its rivers for hydro power production in the next two decades.(Additional reporting by Omar Fahmy in Cairo; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Dominic Evans)
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) 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,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)
Severe floods hit Missouri as U.S. storms sweep north-ReutersBy By Kevin Murphy and Mary Wisniewski | Reuters – DEC 29,15-YAHOONEWS
KANSAS CITY, Mo./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Missouri residents struggled through a fourth straight day of storms on Tuesday, fighting rising floodwaters that inundated homes, forced evacuations and closed highways and even part of the Mississippi River.A week of chaotic weather continued throughout the United States as a storm system that spawned deadly tornadoes in the Midwest and Southwest pushed north. More than 40 people have died of weather-related causes during the Christmas holidays in the past week.Missouri has been pounded by downpours since Saturday, and forecasters warned that its major rivers were still days away from cresting at record levels.At the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, about 20 miles (32 km) north of St. Louis, residents of the small cities of West Alton and Arnold were told to evacuate on Tuesday due to rising waters."Access to and from town will be lost in a matter of hours," the local Rivers Pointe Fire District said in an alert.Video taken from local news helicopters showed homes in West Alton with water almost at roof level.There was also severe flooding near the courses of the Missouri, Meramec and Bourbeuse rivers in the town of Union, about 50 miles (80 km) west of St. Louis, where footage showed several shops, a McDonald's restaurant and a gas station partly submerged.Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called out the National Guard to provide security in evacuated areas and direct traffic away from closed roads."These citizen soldiers will provide much-needed support to state and local first responders, many of whom have spent the last several days working around the clock responding to record rainfall and flooding," Nixon said in a statement.The floods forced the closure of hundreds of roads across Missouri, including in St. Louis and Interstate 44 near Rolla, a small city about 110 miles (180 km) southwest of St. Louis, officials said.Three new flood-related deaths were discovered on Tuesday, the governor told a news conference, raising the death toll in the state since the storms began over the weekend to 13.Noting that a dozen of those deaths had been caused by vehicles being swept from flooded roads, Nixon reiterated that motorists should never drive around barricades or into standing water.Some inmates were moved out of the Menard Correctional Center, a maximum security prison on the banks of the Mississippi, in Illinois, and sandbags and drinking water were prepared in anticipation of flooding in lower level cell blocks, Illinois officials said in a statement.-MISSISSIPPI TO CREST ON FRIDAY-The U.S. Coast Guard had to close a five-mile (8 km) stretch of the Mississippi River near St. Louis to all vessel traffic because rising river levels created hazardous conditions.The National Weather Service predicted the Mississippi River at the Chester, Illinois, river gauge about 60 miles (100 km) south of St. Louis would crest at 49.7 feet (15.1 meters) on Friday - matching the 1993 record.Local officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were working to fortify a levee in the area to protect homes and businesses, Nixon's office said.On Saturday, the Mississippi is expected to crest at Thebes, Illinois, just south of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, at 47.5 feet (14.5 meters) - nearly two feet above the record, officials said.Other rivers are also expected to reach new highs, with the Meramec forecast to crest at Valley Park, Missouri, at a record 42 feet (12.8 meters).Illinois issued a disaster proclamation for seven counties with flooding or potential flooding after being drenched with seven inches of rain between Dec. 23-28.Elsewhere in the U.S. midsection, parts of eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas, were under flood warnings and flood watches on Tuesday. Up to a foot (30 cm) of snow was forecast for Iowa and the Great Lakes region, the National Weather Service said.The severe weather has stranded tens of thousands of travelers during one of the busiest travel periods of the year. As of 4:30 p.m. EST (2130 GMT) on Tuesday, more than 1,280 flights had been canceled in the United States and about 4,400 were delayed. About 2,900 flights were canceled on Monday, according to FlightAware.com.Adding to the misery, the U.S. Geological Survey reported that two mild earthquakes - 4.1 and 3.4 magnitude - rattled central Oklahoma early on Tuesday, causing power outages in an area already hit by winter storms.In an apparent storm-related incident in Oklahoma, singer Craig Strickland, 29, of the country-rock band Backroad Anthem went missing while duck hunting in a boat in bad weather with a friend. The friend's body was found in a lake after their boat capsized, officials said.(Additional reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in Los Angeles, Heide Brandes in Oklahoma City, and Euan Roche in Toronto; Writing by Daniel Wallis and Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Bill Trott and Jonathan Oatis)
Deadly Midwest storm brings snow, ice to Northeast as region takes 1st hit of winter-The Canadian PressBy Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – DEC 29,15-YAHOONEWS
PORTLAND, Maine - Winter weather that spun off a series of deadly storms in the Midwest brought the season's first big punch to the Northeast on Tuesday, with snow, sleet and freezing rain greasing roads, sending drivers spinning and keeping people indoors amid sub-freezing temperatures.Parts of northern New England had already about 6 inches of snow by early evening, and isolated areas could get 10 inches or more by the time it ends late in the day, according to the National Weather Service.The weather made for a sloppy mess in parts of metro Boston, where memories linger of last winter's record-breaking snowfall. But as Fernando Gonterman waited for a train from Harvard Square to his job at Massachusetts General Hospital, he was unfazed."Weather is weather. Just deal with it, right?" he said.In snow-loving Vermont, Chassidy Byrd, the assistant manager at a gas station and convenience store in Plainfield, said the storm returned the state to a sense of normal.Without any snow, "it didn't feel like Vermont," she said.Mike Kistner of the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said the storm that chilled the Northeast is linked to the same system that produced deadly tornadoes in the Midwest beginning Saturday, then brought heavy snow, ice, rain, flooding and blustery winds as it moved toward the Great Lakes. That storm system killed dozens, including many who drowned in floodwaters and others caught up in tornadoes.Kistner said the northeastern spur of the system was tracking toward Cape Cod, Massachusetts, before it blows out to sea late Tuesday. Forecasters said snowfall totals would range from an inch or less in parts of southern New England before turning over to rain and sleet, while northern regions would see more. In central and northern New York, 4 to 8 inches of snow was anticipated and police were investigating whether slick roads caused a crash overnight that killed a state corrections officer driving home from work.The snow went a long way toward making up for a warm, snowless December in the Northeast where several spots are flirting with record warmth for the month. The temperature topped 60 degrees on Christmas Day in Maine, and normally, Portland would have seen more than a foot of snow by Tuesday, Kistner said.There were no major traffic problems, but some vehicles got stuck in the mounting snow around rush hour. Traffic was mostly light because schools were closed for Christmas vacation and many businesses were closed.Portland resident Aaron Lovely said he walked through the worst of the snow for about 20 minutes to get to his job at a downtown record store, which was mostly empty late Tuesday morning. He said the trek through the snow "wasn't the worst," and the winter's lack of weather so far was perhaps more unnerving."It was kind of weird that there wasn't snow until now," Lovely said. "It's about time."Eric Janelle, of Weare, New Hampshire, was happy for the businesses that rely on the snow, but memories of last year's relentless onslaught tempered his enthusiasm."It's good that it's finally snowing here at the end of December, but on the other hand, it was so bad last year that it's nice to have a little bit of a break," he said.A minute later, as he hopped over a pile of slush on Concord's Main Street, he shouted over his shoulder: "I sure didn't miss this!"___Associated Press writers Collin Binkley in Boston; Chris Carola in Albany, New York; Reese Dunklin in Blue Ridge, Texas; Lisa Rathke in Plainfield, Vermont; David Sharp in Portland, Maine; and Rik Stevens in Concord, New Hampshire, contributed to this report.
Quebec hit by major snowfall after system moves through Ontario-The Canadian Press-By Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | DEC 29,15-YAHOONEWS
TORONTO - A powerful storm system which dealt southern Ontario its first real blast of winter this season moved into Quebec on Tuesday, with meteorologists expecting it to hit Atlantic Canada later in the day.The system moved into Canada from the United States, where it had spawned deadly tornadoes in Texas over the weekend, and brought heavy snow, ice and blustery winds Monday to several other states, causing the cancellation of more than 2,800 flights nationwide."This particular messy mix of precipitation, the snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, rain, really is the first taste of winter for a lot of southern Ontario," said Geoff Coulson, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada. "This is a large-scale system."Snow gave way to rain in many areas, including the Toronto region, by Tuesday morning.The conditions made for a slow commute as motorists dealt with slick roads and slushy sidewalks. Ontario Provincial Police said they had responded to more than 300 collisions since the storm began.While southwestern Ontario was expected to see periods of rain for the rest of the day, a freezing rain warning remained in effect for areas north and northeast of Toronto.Meanwhile, in eastern and central Ontario, including the Ottawa valley, North Bay and the Sudbury areas, colder temperatures meant heavy snow was in the forecast, said Coulson.The storm system also made its way into southern Quebec, with the Greater Montreal area, the Laurentians and the Eastern Townships expected to get 30 to 40 centimetres of snow by Tuesday evening."They anticipate this to be mostly a snowfall event, where some areas of southern Quebec could see between 30 to 40 centimetres before the system finally weakens off and pulls out overnight," said Coulson. "A similar situation in the Maritimes, this system will also affect them during the course of the day."Snowfall warnings were in effect for southern parts of Nova Scotia and southern parts of New Brunswick, some of which had already been hit by up to 18 centimetres of snow on Sunday.A snowfall warning was in effect for Halifax, while a winter storm watch was in place for Fredericton.The inclement weather led to numerous flight cancellations and delays at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport as well as at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Quebec provincial police reported many numerous collisions on the province's roads but no injuries or deaths.
Winter storm dumps snow in Maritimes for second time in three days-The Canadian Press-By The Canadian Press | DEC 29,15-YAHOONEWS
HALIFAX - Parts of the Maritimes are digging out for the second time in three days as a winter storm sweeps through parts of the region.Environment Canada meteorologist Barrie MacKinnon says a weather system near Cape Cod is responsible for the storm which was expected to bring up to 25 centimetres of snow to much of mainland Nova Scotia and southeastern New Brunswick by the end of the day Tuesday. MacKinnon says up to 15 centimetres of snow was expected for northern New Brunswick, while lighter amounts of up to 10 centimetres were forecast for Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton.The snowfall led to several flight delays at Halifax Stanfield International Airport and to event cancellations in some parts of the region.RCMP in Nova Scotia say the conditions also caused more than a dozen traffic accidents across the province.The most serious was a head-on collision around 2 p.m. on Highway 104 near French River, N.S., that sent a man and a woman to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.The latest snowfall follows a storm on Sunday that dumped up to 18 centimetres across areas of the Maritime provinces.
Ottawa overnight winter parking ban in effect-CBC – DEC 29,15-YAHOONEWS
The City of Ottawa has issued its first winter overnight parking ban of the season to clear up the heavy dump of snow that started just after midnight Tuesday.On-street parking permit holders are exempt but others could be ticketed, towed and fined between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. For the first time this year, residents have free access to six city-owned garages during overnight bans. Garages have different times when the free period begins.Find out more about free parking at city-owned garages during the overnight parking ban here. Overnight parking bans are issued when seven or more centimetres of snow falls, so that plows can clear the streets. By 3 p.m. Tuesday, more than 25 centimetres of snow had fallen in some parts of Ottawa.
P.E.I. snow enthusiasts embracing winter sports-CBC – DEC 29,15-YAHOONEWS
While some Islanders are worried they'll be experiencing another winter like the last two, others are embracing it.For some that means a visit to Brookvale Winter Activity Park to enjoy some skiing.The provincial park opened its cross-country ski trails on Tuesday after the weekend snowstorm. Tesa Court and her daughter took advantage of the opening.When asked if she loved winter, Court said she has learned to over the years of living on the East coast."You don't really have a choice. if you want to get outside, you have to kind of love it," said Court."We took every opportunity last year to get out into the snow during those big storms, doing some snowshoeing, and skiing and stuff. You've got to embrace it if you're here." P.E.I. Snowmobile Association president Dale Hickox says more people are getting excited about snowmobiling on the province's groomed trail system."The excitement generated this year is at record levels. Everybody is talking about it, our trail permit sales seems to be climbing quite a bit. We've had requests for more passes from all our distributors, so that's an encouraging sign for us," said Hickox.-Sales increasing- Not only are the sales of trail permit passes increasing, so are the sales of snowmobiles.Toymaster Motor Sports owner Gary Dunning said sales have doubled over the past two years because of the amount of snow the Island received."It looks like the makings of a year like last year, so it's definitely introduced more people into it. And we're seeing a lot of new people, new buyers that don't own snowmobiles coming into it this year."While there hasn't been enough snow to open the downhill slopes at Brookvale, there's been enough to raise the anticipation level."People are always excited whenever there's snow around. And whenever they've had a good season, it gets them pumped for the next season," said Erin Curley, assistant superintendent at Brookvale Winter Activity Park.But even snow enthusiasts like Hickox say last year's record-setting winter was a little much. He adds he'll take all the snow, just not the storms."The difficulty in it was it was a very tough year for our volunteers and our equipment, getting the trails in the kind of shape all our membership would like to see them at," said Hickox."It was a continuous battle right to the end of March to do that."But he adds days with weather like the Island had on Tuesday would make for the perfect winter.
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)
EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)
Evidence of new terrorist plot in EU capital By Andrew Rettman-DEC 29,15-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 20:02-Belgium has raised the terrorist threat level for police stations in Brussels following intelligence of another jihadist plot.Authorities on Tuesday (29 December) raised the level from two to three in measures to last until 4 January.The move means: there’ll be armed officers outside police stations; opening hours and public access will be restricted; officers can go on patrol only in pairs; and police auxillaries can only move around with an armed escort.The alert comes after house raids in the Belgian and EU capital on Sunday and Monday led to two arrests, as well as seizures of computer equipment, Islamic State (IS) propaganda, and military clothes, but not weapons.According to an internal police note, dated Monday, and seen by the Belga news agency, there is “a possible and credible threat of Paris-type attacks” against: visitors to the Grand Place, in Brussels’ tourist centre; the main police station adjoining the square; and against police and military personnel in general.The attack was to be carried out in the New Year holiday period. But it was not said to be "imminent," which would have merited a level four alert.Belgium in general is, in any case, on level three since November, when security services expected a Paris-type attack against shopping centres. But police facilities had been left on level two.The general level three alert means soldiers in comabt fatigues continue to patrol the streets in Brussels city centre, putting a dampener on the atmosphere, with shops, bars, and restaurants less busy than normal.The sense of alarm comes after IS-inspired gunmen killed 130 people in Paris on 13 November, with several of the attackers linked to Belgium.But the Brussels military patrols have also become part of normality, with one soldier recently pictured with a shopping bag.Other European cities, including London and Moscow, are also taking extra security precautions after an unnamed intelligence service uncovered signs of a Paris-type plan to attack New Year’s revellers.Belgium has the highest concentration in the world per capita of nationals who went to fight with IS in Syria.
British couple convicted of plotting attack to mark bombing anniversary-Husband and wife planned to detonate explosives in London Underground or shopping center in homage to 2005 subway attack, court finds-By AFP December 30, 2015, 2:14 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
LONDON — A British court on Tuesday convicted a husband and wife of planning a major terror attack to mark the 10th anniversary of the London suicide bombings this year.Mohammed Rehman, 25, used the Twitter name “Silent Bomber” and asked users whether he should bomb a shopping center or the London Underground train network.Rehman used as his profile picture an image of the Islamic State group militant known as “Jihadi John”, believed killed earlier this year, and was said by prosecutors to have had a “keen interest” in IS.He was arrested in May after posting a tweet saying: “Westfield shopping center or London underground? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.”That was accompanied by a link to an Al-Qaeda press release about the July 2005 bombings in which four suicide bombers targeted London’s transport system. Fifty-two people were killed.The couple were accused of planning their attack around May 28. Rehman and his wife Sana Ahmed Khan were found guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey in London, England’s central criminal court.Police also seized more than 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of urea nitrate, which can be used to manufacture a large bomb, from their house and he filmed himself testing explosives in their back garden.“The manufacture of a detonator would have taken no more than a couple of days and could have been done by him much quicker if he chose to,” prosecutor Tony Badenoch told the court.While Rehman was responsible for creating the bomb, his wife funded his exploits and bought the chemicals, the Crown Prosecution Service said.If detonated on the London Underground, the bomb they were preparing “would have caused multiple fatalities,” said the CPS.“The intention to carry out some form of terrorism attack was clear,” Susan Hemming, head of the CPS counter terrorism division, said following the verdict.“ The pair had been very close to carrying out an attack. All they required was to purchase the chemicals to make a detonator.“There is little doubt that, had Rehman and Ahmed Khan not been stopped when they were, they would have attempted to carry out an act of terrorism in London.”The couple will be sentenced on Wednesday or Thursday, following mitigation hearings.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards fired rockets near U.S. warships in Gulf: U.S.Reuters-DEC 29,15-YAHOONEWS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the U.S. aircraft-carrier Harry S. Truman and other warships as they were entering the Gulf on Saturday, giving only brief notice in a "highly provocative" act, a U.S. military spokesman said on Tuesday.NBC News, citing unnamed U.S. military officials, said the Guards were conducting a live-fire exercise and the Truman came within about 1,500 yards (meters) of a rocket."The rockets were not fired at the Truman and other ships, only near them," the network said.Several Revolutionary Guard vessels fired the rockets "in close proximity" of the warships and nearby merchant traffic "after providing only 23 minutes of advance notification," said Navy Commander Kyle Raines, spokesman for the U.S. Central Command."These actions were highly provocative, unsafe, and unprofessional and call into question Iran's commitment to the security of a waterway vital to international commerce," Raines said in an email.The Truman, accompanied by two warships from the U.S.-led coalition supporting air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, was entering the Gulf through the Hormuz Strait on a routine transit when the incident occurred, he said.NBC News said the U.S. destroyer Buckley and a French frigate were in the area where the rockets were fired."While most interactions between Iranian forces and the U.S. Navy are professional, safe, and routine, this event was not and runs contrary to efforts to ensure freedom of navigation and maritime safety in the global commons," Raines said.Iranian and U.S. forces have clashed in the Gulf in the past, especially during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s after the 1979 Islamic revolution.Tehran and six world powers including the United States clinched an agreement in July that would curb Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting economic sanctions.(Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Peter Cooney)
US official: Airstrikes kill 10 Islamic State leaders, including some linked to Paris attacks-The Canadian PressBy Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – DEC 29,15-YAHOONEWS
WASHINGTON - U.S. and coalition airstrikes killed 10 Islamic State leaders over the past month, including several linked to the Paris attacks or other plots against the West, a U.S. military official in Iraq said Tuesday.U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren told Pentagon reporters that the militants were killed mainly by drone strikes in Iraq and Syria. He offered few details, but said at least two of those killed were linked to the Paris attacks.According to Warren, one of the insurgents killed was Charaffe al Mouadan, a Syrian-based IS member who was directly linked to Abdel Hamid Abaaoud, the Paris attack cell leader. Mouadan, who was killed by an airstrike last Thursday in Syria, was planning additional attacks against the West, Warren said.Also killed was Abdel Kader Hakim, who was part of the Islamic State group's effort to plan attacks against Western targets and "had links" to the Paris attack network, Warren said.Most of the 10 appeared to be mid-level leaders.Warren's announcement came as Belgian authorities said they had arrested two men in connection with a suspected plot involving attacks during the holiday season in Brussels. They said the plans involved attacks similar to those that hit Paris on Nov. 13, when 130 people were killed and hundreds more wounded by suicide bombers and gunmen. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.Al Mouadan, a 26-year-old Frenchman who grew up in the poor Paris suburbs, was arrested in France in October 2012, and was charged with "criminal association in view of preparing acts of terrorism," a sweeping charge often used by the French to nab potential terrorists.He was not imprisoned and left for Syria in August 2013, where he joined the Islamic State group, according to a Paris judicial official. The official said al Mouadan took the nom de guerre Abou Souleymane. The Paris official was not authorized to discuss the case, so spoke on condition of anonymity.According to the official, the French investigation of the Paris attacks linked al Mouadan with longtime friend Samy Amimour, one of the three attackers at the Bataclan theatre. Amimour was killed by police.The official added that judicial investigators have not yet established a direct link between al Mouadan and Abaaoud, the alleged organizer of the Nov. 13 attacks. The U.S. is ramping up pressure on such high-value militants. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama announced that he is sending U.S. special operations forces into Iraq to conduct clandestine raids targeting Islamic State group leaders. The commandos — likely about 100 — would operate in small teams, gathering intelligence that will fuel airstrikes and other operations.So far, the Pentagon has not said when the special operations forces will deploy.Warren said that one of the other militants killed was from Bangladesh but was educated as a computer systems engineer in the United Kingdom. The insurgent, Siful Haque Sujan, was killed near Raqqa, Syria. He worked as a computer hacker for the Islamic State group and co- ordinated anti-surveillance technology and weapons development, Warren said."We're striking at the head of this snake," Warren said. "We haven't severed the head of the snake yet, and it's still got fangs. We have to be clear about that. There's much more fighting to do."___Associated Press writer Philippe Sotto in Paris contributed to this report.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(THE EU (EUROPEAN UNION) TAKES OVER IRAQ WHICH HAS SPLIT INTO 3-SUNNI-KURD-SHIA PARTS-AND THE REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE IS BROUGHT BACK TOGETHER-THE TWO LEGS OF DANIEL WESTERN LEG AND THE ISLAMIC LEG COMBINED AS 1)
Poland ignores EU appeal on constitutional reform By Andrew Rettman-DEC 29,15-EU OBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:29-Polish president Andrzej Duda has defied the European Commission by signing a controversial law on constitutional reform.The president, himself a lawyer, told press in Warsaw on Monday (28 December) he did it after “careful reflection” because the changes “help to strengthen the position of the Constitutional Tribunal.”“If the tribunal is to make decisions on laws adopted by parliament, it should be by a higher majority. Why? Because they’re lawyers, lawyers who have different points of view, both legally and ideologically,” he said.“I find it difficult to believe how, until now, de facto three judges on the tribunal could decide the fate of a law adopted by the parliamentary majority.”The changes make it harder for the tribunal to make decisions, by raising the bar from a simple majority to two-thirds, and by raising the quorum from nine to 13 out of 15 judges.It also increases the lag - to up to six months - before they vet new legislation.The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, which won elections in October, says reforms are needed because the judges are “cronies” of the opposition who will block its legislative programme.But independent jurists and watchdogs, such as the Council of Europe and the European Commission, say the changes weaken a vital check on politicians’ power.The commission vice-president Frans Timmermans, in a letter on 23 December, urged Polish authorities to put off the reforms until the debate is settled.He said the changes risk seeing “the integrity, stability, and proper functioning of the national constitutional court undermined.”His spokeswoman said in Brussels on Monday the commission will discuss Poland on 13 January.The Polish opposition has reacted furiously to developments.Grzegorz Schetyna, Poland’s former foreign minister, from the centre-right Civic Platform (PO) party, told the RadioZet broadcaster on Tuesday he has “worrying signals” from the US that it may call off a Nato summit, due in Warsaw in July, to punish PiS.Slawomir Neumann, the PO chairman, said Duda’s decision shows that he “isn’t an independent politician.”Mateusz Kijowski, from the Committee for the Defence of Democracy, a group which organised anti-PiS protests in recent weeks, told British daily The Guardian: “This is the end of democracy in Poland.”Duda’s signature, the bill’s final act of adoption, comes after a previous PiS decision to remove five constitutional judges and replace them with loyalists, which was also criticised by Timmermans.Polish media report PiS is planning, in the new year, to restrict foreign ownership of media and to extend political control over the prosecutor’s service.Meanwhile, Neumann’s remark - that Duda isn’t independent - highlights concern the PiS party chairman, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, controls both Duda and the Polish PM, Beata Szydlo, despite not being elected to office.
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