Wednesday, November 16, 2016
UK TO REMAIN IN EUROPOL FOR NOW.
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)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)
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(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.
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)
U.S. to maintain commitment to allies in Asia, admiral says-[Reuters]-By Idrees Ali-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military's top commander in the Pacific tried on Tuesday to reassure allies that Washington will maintain its commitment to Asia and maintain strong military relations with partners, some of whom are worried about President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy."I have no doubt that we will continue our steadfast commitment to our allies and partners in the Indo-Asia Pacific," Admiral Harry Harris, head of the military's Pacific Command, said at an event held by the publication Defense One."The need for and the value of American engagement in the Indo-Asia-Pacific is convincing and it has (been) proven over decades," Harris said.Trump suggested during the election campaign that Japan and South Korea should build their own nuclear weapons and demanded that Japan pay more for the upkeep of U.S. forces on its soil. That worries Tokyo which fears a rift in a security alliance with Washington that has been the bedrock of its defense since World War Two.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet Trump in New York this week as Japan and other allies seek clarity on the direction the Republican, who has never held political office, wants to take diplomatic relations.Harris added that he was concerned by some statements made by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, but that it had not had an impact on bilateral military relations.The tough-talking Duterte has been incensed by U.S. concerns about a drugs crackdown he says is needed to save his country from ruin.He has berated the Obama administration and made flattering comments about China but has expressed a desire to work with Trump.Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the security alliance with the United States, including a 2014 agreement that allows prolonged deployment of American forces in the country, would not be scrapped.However, naval exercises known as CARAT, or cooperation afloat readiness and training, and Phiblex, a marine amphibious landing exercise, would be ditched, he said. Both have been held annually.Harris said there could be a "refocusing or maybe rescoping of some the big exercises in 2017," something he would discuss with his counterparts in the Philippines next week.(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by James Dalgleish and Alistair Bell)
HOMOSEXUALS.(SODOMITE RAINBOW GROUPERS)
13 If a man also lie with mankind,(ANOTHER MAN) as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind,(ANOTHER MAN) as with womankind: it is abomination.
2 TIMOTHY 3:3
3 Without natural affection,(HOMOSEXUALS) trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
1 CORINTHIANS 6:9,
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate,(HARDENED SODOMITE RAINBOW GROUPERRS) nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:(HOMOSEXUALITY,AND ALL SEX SINS)
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:(LESBIENS)
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly,(SODOMITES) and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.(AIDS ETC)
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
GOD CREATED THEM MALE AND FEMALE IN MARRIAGE
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,(HAVE LOTS OF CHILDREN) and replenish the earth,(HOMOSEXUALS CAN NOT REPLENISH THE EARTH WITH CHILDREN)(BY HAVING SEX WITH EACH OTHER) and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Liberals move to repeal anal sex provision, appoint adviser on LGBTQ2 issues-[The Canadian Press]-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
OTTAWA — The Liberal government is moving to repeal a law that courts and critics have long said unfairly criminalizes the sexual activities of gay and bisexual men — part of broader efforts to turn the page on state-sanctioned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity."Canadians expect their government and their laws to reflect their values," Justice Wilson-Raybould said Tuesday after tabling legislation to repeal a provision of the Criminal Code that places restrictions on anal intercourse.Currently the sexual act is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. There is an exception for heterosexual married couples and consenting adults of either sex over age 18, as long as anal intercourse does not involve more than two people and is done in a private place without anyone watching.Courts have found the provision to infringe on equality guarantees under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, since 16- and 17-year-olds can consent to all other forms of sexual activity.The proposed legislation known as Bill C-32 would repeal section 159 of the Criminal Code and prevent charges being laid against those 16 and older who engage in consensual anal intercourse, with the government noting that all non-consensual sexual activity would be covered under different, existing provisions."Our society has evolved over the past few decades and our criminal justice system needs to evolve as well," said Wilson-Raybould.Egale Canada Human Rights Trust issued a report in June noting that while appeal court judges in five provinces — as well as federal courts — have ruled that section 159 is unconstitutional, police officers have continued to charge people under it.In 2014-15 — the most recent year for which data is available — there were 69 charges under section 159 brought before adult courts, said Valerie Gervais, a spokeswoman for Wilson-Raybould.None resulted in convictions, but Gervais said there were 98 charges in 2013-14 resulting in seven convictions.New Democrat MP Randall Garrison, whose party has pushed for repeal of the provision, said his caucus would support the Liberals to get Bill C-32 passed as quickly as possible.Conservative justice critic Rob Nicholson said he personally supports the proposed legislation because it is consistent with judicial decisions across Canada, and that his party would study it closely and "play a constructive role in the parliamentary debate."The legislation came as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault his special adviser on LGBTQ2 issues.The openly gay MP for Edmonton Centre will spearhead consultations with LGBTQ2 Canadians — an acronym referring to lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and two-spirited people, a term used broadly to describe indigenous people who identify as part of the community — on how the Liberal government will respond to many of the issues raised in the Egale report.That includes exploring an apology to LGBTQ2 people whose lives and careers were disrupted by government policies over the decades as well as formal pardons or outright erasure of criminal records for those convicted under laws now considered discriminatory.No specific timeline was given, although a senior government source said an apology is likely to be the first priority.It remains to be seen whether that apology would come with compensation, but Boissonnault left the door open."We will take the time to make sure that we get this right," he said.Helen Kennedy, the executive director of Egale, attended the news conference Tuesday and welcomed Bill C-32 as an important step, saying the LGBTQ2 community will use it "as a springboard" to get more of the changes called for in the report."I would rather be standing here today than fighting this government down the block in the Supreme Court."— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitter-Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press
Child sex abuse allegations highlight need for immediate help on reserves: NDP-[The Canadian Press]-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
OTTAWA — The issue of sexual abuse in indigenous communities, documented during an investigation by The Canadian Press, has been raised in the House of Commons, where the federal government faces pressure to commit $155 million to improve child and family services for children on reserve.A number of leading experts, including researchers, the former Truth and Reconciliation chairman Murray Sinclair and the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, have flagged the issue of sexual abuse and incest in some indigenous communities.NDP indigenous affairs critic Charlie Angus says there is no way to protect vulnerable children without appropriate resources — discrimination affirmed last January by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.A motion Angus put forward in late October on child welfare services for reserve children called for an immediate injection of $155 million and a long-term fiscal plan.It received unanimous support in the Commons, but the government argues a phased-in approach for spending is necessary while it overhauls a broken system.Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says the issue of sexual abuse is "very serious."She says it is going to be increasingly important for First Nations leaders to address the problem, saying child abuse is associated with addiction and incarceration rates.The Canadian Press
EUROPEAN UNION ARMY
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 DIVSION REGION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them;(#11 SPAIN) and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.( BE HEAD OF 3 NATIONS)
25 And he (EU PRESIDENT) shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.(3 1/2 YRS)
23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king (EU DICTATOR) of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences,(FROM THE OCCULT-NEW AGE MOVEMENT) shall stand up.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power:(SATANS POWER) and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes;(JESUS) but he shall be broken without hand.
36 And the king (EU DICTATOR) shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers,(THIS EU DICTATOR IS JEWISH) nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.(CLAIM TO BE GOD)
38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces:(WAR) and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god,(DESTROY TERROR GROUPS) whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many,(HIS ARMY LEADERS) and shall divide the land for gain.
19 And I saw the beast,(EU LEADER) and the kings of the earth, and their armies,(UNITED NATIONS TROOPS) gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse,(JESUS) and against his army.(THE RAPTURED CHRISTIANS)
UK to remain in Europol for now By Eric Maurice-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, 14. Nov, 19:37-The British government has decided to opt in to a new regulation for Europol, ensuring it will still be part of the EU police agency after May 2017 despite negotiating UK's EU exit."The UK is leaving the EU but the reality of cross-border crime remains," minister for policing Brandon Lewis told MPs on Monday (14 November), while announcing the government's decision.He said that "Europol provides a valuable service to the UK and opting in would enable us to maintain our current access to the agency, until we leave the EU."Britain had until the end of the year to choose whether to opt in to the new regulation, which will enter into force on 1 May 2017.The regulation, which was adopted earlier this year, gives new powers to Europol in the fight against cross-border crime, terrorism, and cybercrime. it makes it easier for the agency to set up specialised units and to serve as a hub for EU national agencies.In return, the new rules strengthen data protection safeguards and give more oversight powers to European and national parliaments.Britain, which has been a member of Europol since the agency was created in 1998, does not participate in all EU home affairs schemes, like the passport-free Schengen area. Europol's new rules mean that Britain must opt in to remain part of it.“‘Opt in' means UK will remain full member of @Europol after revised regs take effect May 2017 and until Brexit. Important decision," the agency's chief Rob Wainwright said on Twitter.Last week, Scotland's chief prosecutor James Woolfe warned that leaving Europol would "diminish the safety and security of our citizens.""The threat posed, today, by transnational criminality is surely too urgent and real for us to contemplate any weakening of our commitment to police and judicial co-operation with our colleagues in Europe," he wrote in an article published on the Euractiv news website.
Liberal government, military defend letting Canadians shoot first in Iraq-[The Canadian Press]-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
OTTAWA — The Liberal government faced fresh accusations of misleading the public on Tuesday after the country's top soldier said Canadian troops have been allowed to fire first in Iraq.Government and military officials have previously said Canadian troops can and have fired in self-defence, including to defend their Kurdish partners and civilians.Chief of defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday that such defensive fire includes instances where his troops have taken the first shot against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant."We are allowed to deal with a threat that is emerging that would overwhelm those we are working with, or ourselves, if we didn't deal with it," Vance said after the committee meeting.He cited as an example a situation where Kurdish forces might not have the weaponry to destroy an ISIL suicide bomber driving a heavily armoured vehicle. Canadian troops have been pictured with anti-tank missiles in Iraq."That is the definition of defensive fire," Vance said. "We don't have to be shot at first. We can take the first shot if it is to save lives."The general told committee members there has been "all sorts of speculation" and "wordsmithing" around the mission in Iraq, but that the military continues to operate within the limits laid down by the government.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan echoed that assessment in the House of Commons, adding Canadian soldiers have a duty to protect civilians when required."In many cases they need to protect not only themselves, their coalition partners and civilians," Sajjan said in response to opposition questions."This is an imperative they have a duty to do so. And I'm very proud of the work they're doing in fulfilling their mission in an honourable manner."But Vance's comments renewed opposition party allegations that the Liberal government has been playing political games with the Iraq mission, as well as calls for greater transparency."The Liberal government not only attempted to silence our military, they continue to mislead Canadians by insisting that we are in a non-combat role," Conservative defence critic James Bezan said in the House of Commons.NDP defence critic Randall Garrison said in an interview that whether Canadian troops are involved in combat or not, "it's not what the Liberals promised.""What's clear here is that what Canadian troops are doing is clearly not what the Liberals led Canadians to believe they were doing," he said. "We should just call it what it is."The question of whether Canadian soldiers on the ground in Iraq are combat has dogged the mission since the first special forces troops arrived to work with Kurdish forces in October 2014.The Liberals promised during the last election campaign to end Canada's combat mission in Iraq.But while they withdrew six CF-18 fighter jets previously deployed by the Conservatives, they expanded the number of troops on the ground to more than 200 from 69.At the same time, there has been a clampdown on information about the mission with fewer briefings or details such as how often Canadian troops have called in airstrikes against ISIL or engaged in firefights.Senior officers have said the special operators are spending more time on the frontlines and supporting the offensive to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.During the committee meeting, Vance also said that measuring a country's military contributions to NATO solely in terms of defence spending is a "shallow" approach.The defence chief said there is sometimes a tendency to look only at spending, but Canada is pulling its weight with NATO in many other ways such as its promise to lead a NATO force in Latvia.Canada is expected to face pressure from the U.S. to increase its defence budget in the wake of Donald Trump's election.Trump was critical of NATO during the presidential campaign, stressing that many members do not spend enough on their own defence.All NATO members agreed in 2014 to spend two per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP) on defence, but only five meet that target.Canada is in the bottom third of allies at less than one per cent, its lowest level in decades.— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter-Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press
Austrian candidates both seek Trump effect By Anthony Mills-NOV 15,16-EUOBSERVER
Vienna, Today, 14:06-Following Donald Trump’s shock victory in the US, all eyes are now on Austria, the West’s next election battleground pitting a continuity candidate against an opponent posing as an anti-system insurgent.In the lead-up to the 4 December rerun of Austria’s May presidential election, which was annulled by the Constitutional Court because of vote-counting irregularities, Green Party-affiliated candidate Alexander Van der Bellen has cast himself as a pro-EU liberal on a mission to preserve Austria’s international standing and safeguard democratic rights.His challenger, Norbert Hofer, of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), has criticised the EU, and has underscored the need for security in Austria against the backdrop of a refugee crisis that he argues the government has grossly mismanaged.The battle lines had already been drawn before the Trump win. Nonetheless, the event has been seized upon by the Hofer camp as evidence, in the wake of Brexit and increasing poll figures for populist parties across the European Union, that the "ignored" masses are rising up against the "out of touch elites" in an infectious, cross-border, domino-effect revolution.-'Wake-up call'-“The political left and aloof as well as clannish establishment is step-by-step is being punished by the voter,” FPO leader Heinz-Christian Strache wrote on Facebook.Van der Bellen’s camp has sought to respond by seizing on the counter-momentum of people fearful of the wave of illiberal populism embodied in Trump and the Brexit campaign, but also in the governments of Austria's neighbours, Hungary and Poland.Some voters worry that Austria could be next, especially since the FPO consistently leads opinion polls by more than 10 points and would probably win parliamentary elections – which are expected soon after the presidential vote because of an openly deteriorating relationship between the governing mainstream coalition parties.Unsurprisingly, the day after the Trump win, Van der Bellen gave a press conference at which he warned that if Hofer won he would use his presidential powers to dissolve parliament and force a snap election that would lead to an FPO-led government too.Calling the Trump outcome a “wake-up call” for Austrians, he added: “I hope Austria does not become the first Western European country in which right-wing demagogues take power.” To prevent this, he urged “people who don’t particularly like me or Hofer” to nonetheless vote for him.Hofer shot back in a radio interview that he was bothered by the “hysteria” surrounding Trump's victory, arguing that the “most authentic candidate” had won.Mobilisation matters-“It’s all going to come down to mobilisation, because anyone who has decided to vote for Van der Bellen or Hofer is not going to change their mind,” political analyst Peter Filzmaier told EUobserver.He warned of the potential that an unexpected political development such as another terrorist attack in Europe could tilt the mobilisation in favour of Hofer.Analysts in Austria are still calling the outcome on 4 December too close to call. Van der Bellen won the annulled May election by a whisker of around 15,000 votes.Polls from before the US election consistently gave Hofer 51 percent to Van der Bellen’s 49 percent, well within the margin of error.Josef Kalina, a former MP and spin doctor for the Social Democratic Party (SPO) said the Trump victory had indeed given “certain advantages” to Hofer, because the “fear of immigration” and other concerns that handed Trump victory can also be “felt in Europe”.A survey by pollster Market conducted shortly after the US election found 58 percent of respondents believed Trump's victory would increase Hofer's chances of winning. A mere 14 percent said it would benefit Van der Bellen.
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.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
Canada expects joint trade talks with U.S., Mexico: finance minister-[Reuters]-By Helen Reid and Marc Jones-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
LONDON (Reuters) - Canada aims to hold joint talks with the United States and Mexico over their trade agreements, which U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to scrap, the Canadian finance minister said on Tuesday."We have an enormous stake in the success of our relationship with the U.S. and with Mexico: our supply chains are intertwined, we've developed a very successful economic unit over the course of the last twenty years," Bill Morneau said at the London School of Economics."We will work with the U.S., and this would go with any U.S. administration, in order to show the benefit of that relationship," he said. "We expect Mexico will be part of that discussion."Mexico, the United States and Canada trade under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), formed in 1994. Trump has threatened to scrap or renegotiate NAFTA to get a "better deal" from Mexico and Canada.Exports account for about a third of Canada's GDP. Of these, about three-quarters go to the United States and many Canadian companies are dependent on American imports.A study by Export Development Canada estimates exports to the United States could drop by as much as 5 percent if a 10 percent tariff were imposed."Working together is the right thing to do and we’ll get to a conclusion that is mutually advantageous," Morneau said.Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday his country would need to show "enormous pragmatism" in its dealings with Trump's government to try and find common ground on trade and immigration.On economic policy, Morneau said Western economies had been too focused on monetary policy to stimulate growth, but that had largely run out of steam.Canada said this month it would set up an infrastructure bank with access to C$35 billion ($26 billion) to help fund major projects and the country is also seeking private investors."We brought in a point of view that using fiscal policy for long-term investments was the right way to go to enhance our growth," Morneau said.Trump plans a similar fiscal policy, with $1 trillion of infrastructure spending, relying on investment from the private sector.Morneau also said Canada would press on with carbon pricing, a plan which is seen at risk from Trump's resistance to measures to tackle climate change.Last month Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that carbon emissions would cost C$10 a tonne in 2018, rising by C$10 a year and reaching C$50 in 2022."Our focus right now is a pan-Canadian approach to carbon pricing ... I believe we will be able to make progress on that in the near term," Morneau said.(Reporting by Helen Reid; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
EU must not ditch Turkey, ministers warn By Andrew Rettman and Eszter Zalan-NOV 15,16-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:12-EU foreign ministers said on Monday (14 November) that the bloc should be careful not to rupture relations with Turkey despite concerns over human rights."We should not push Turkey into a corner,” said British foreign minister Boris Johnson, following a new wave of arrests of opposition MPs and journalists in Turkey.“We should not overreact in a way that is against our collective interests ... remember, they had a very serious situation there, an attempted coup”, he said, referring to July’s failed putsch, which prompted Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch a purge of alleged coup sympathisers.Italian foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni said Erdogan’s actions put in doubt his intention to one day join the EU.“When you hear talk of reintroduction of the death penalty, when you see operations such as the arrest of the parliamentary opposition leader, one wonders whether these [EU entry] conditions will be met or not”, he said.“But we will not close the door to Turkey. Italy has always been open to Turkey’s European path.”He said EU-Turkey relations were “more difficult” than ever, referring to one of Erdogan’s ideas - to hold a referendum on future EU membership.He added that the EU-Turkey deal on stopping migrants from travelling to Greece “can be improved, but it works”.Finnish foreign minister Timo Soini told reporters he had spoken with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on Sunday and that “the EU is not popular in Turkey at the moment”.“Mevlut said that EU does not interest them. There are anti-EU feelings and the Turks feel betrayed and left on their own [after the failed putsch],” he said."When it comes to parliamentary democracy in Turkey, the situation is definitely getting worse. The Turks are shocked after the failed coup d'etat, but they should not use it as an excuse to crush the legitimate opposition."Soini said reintroducing the death penalty was an “absolute red line for the EU”.He added that “the EU has many reasons to have cooperation with Turkey”, despite the crackdown, however.“The agreement on migration is important for EU but also for Turkey - it would not want uncontrolled flow of migrants within its borders. There are also important economic interests between Europeans and Turkey. Then there are the geopolitical reasons; there will be no lasting solution for conflicts in Syria or Iraq without Turkey,” he said.Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto added his voice to the chorus of apologists.“We need a rational and cool-headed response. Europe’s security starts with Turkey’s stability,” Szijjarto said.
FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS
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.
Fort McMurray wildfire recovery to spur $5.3 billion in spending, report says-[The Canadian Press]-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
CALGARY — The massive efforts to respond to and rebuild after the wildfire of Fort McMurray, Alta., will spur economic growth in the coming years but leave insurance companies and governments with a tab of more than $5 billion, says a new report.The Conference Board of Canada said in a paper released Tuesday that the spending will add 0.4 per cent or $1.1 billion to Alberta's GDP next year, followed by growth of 0.2 per cent and 0.1 per cent in 2018 and 2019, respectively.The ramp-up in reconstruction, needed to rebuild the nearly 2,000 homes and businesses destroyed by the May fire, is also expected to create about 9,000 jobs next year and cut a 0.1 percentage point off the unemployment rate.The report concluded that the economic boost from spending on the fire this year will be more than offset by lost oilsands production as companies were forced to shut down operations, shaving off 0.1 per cent or $456 million from Alberta's GDP.The Conference Board also warned that while the increased spending in the coming years will boost the GDP, it isn't suggesting there will be any overall benefit to the disaster."We're really not better off down the road," said Pedro Antunes, deputy chief economist at the Conference Board in a media call. "There are some negative long-term consequences to this extra rebuilding."Antunes said insurance rates will likely go up as companies struggle to cover the costs, while governments will see higher debts.Bill Adams, vice-president of the Western and Pacific division of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, said insured costs of the fire have now climbed to an estimated $3.77 billion."Without diminishing the profound impact this has had on families and this community, the Fort McMurray wildfire has become the largest insured claims event in Canadian history," said Adams.The Conference Board based its finding on an earlier insurance estimate of $3.6 billion in payouts, while it found governments will be on the hook for about $1.5 billion in firefighting, relief and rebuilding costs.Another $200 million came from early payouts from the Alberta government, the Canadian Red Cross and oilsands companies to cover immediate household needs, bringing the report's total estimated cost of the fire by the end of 2019 to $5.3 billion.The report says responsibility for covering costs of the fire are in stark contrast to the 2013 Alberta floods, where provincial and federal governments took a $3-billion loss compared with $1.8 billion for insurers because of a general lack of flood insurance.The report also says that while governments will see a boost in personal income and sales taxes, corporate income tax over the next three years will overall be lower than what the Conference Board had forecasted before the fire because of foregone revenues from oil companies.Besides forcing the evacuation of close to 90,000 residents from the Fort McMurray area, the fire also resulted in major oilsands operations losing 47 million barrels in production and $1.4 billion in potential revenue.The Conference Board said this year's shortfall in oil production means Alberta will see an overall $25 million loss in royalties and a $58 million reduction in corporate income tax between 2016 and 2019, while increased personal and indirect taxes will offset that for an overall $41 million increase in tax revenue.Follow @ibickis on Twitter.Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press
3 And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;
4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:
15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
2 KINGS 23:5
5 And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.
Carbon tax not 'economy killer' as critics suggest, economist says-[CBC]-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
The NDP government's upcoming carbon tax won't ruin the province's finances despite opponents' claims to the contrary, a University of Calgary economist said Tuesday."It won't be free, but it won't kill the economy," said Trevor Tombe, a research fellow at the School of Public Policy.An "economy killer" is how the head of the Alberta Wide Rally — the group that's launched a petition to hold a plebiscite on the tax — described the levy to the Calgary Eyeopener on Monday."This is will dramatically harm not only the Alberta advantage," Todd Beasley said, "but it will absolutely destroy the Canadian advantage given that the United States has said clearly they are not going to install a carbon tax."During his turn at the Eyeopener's mic on Tuesday, Tombe said strong opinions are to be expected around such a contentious issue.Lollipops won't fall from sky-"Opponents are not surprisingly going to say that the sky is going to fall as a result of the policy," Tombe said."And proponents will say just the reverse — that it's the greatest thing since sliced bread and that lollipops will be falling from the sky after we implement it."The truth, Tombe believes, is somewhere in between."And economists are almost universally convinced by the evidence that pricing carbon through, for example, a carbon tax is the cheapest way to lower emissions."Tombe said there are some estimates about what the tax will mean for the economy and "roughly speaking, it will probably shave about 0.05 per cent off our annual GDP growth for a couple of years."When it all shakes out, he said the overall reduction to the economy could be slightly less than that.The NDP will begin implementing the tax in January.With files from the Calgary Eyeopener
Environmental groups call subsidies to fossil fuel industry an 'anti-carbon tax'-[The Canadian Press]-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
A study suggests Canada's attempts to set a price on carbon are being undercut by subsidies to the fossil-fuel industry.A coalition of four environmental groups have summed up tax exemptions, investment credits and royalty breaks used by the fossil- fuel industry and compared the total against emissions data from Environment Canada.The "carbon subsidy" averages out to the equivalent of $19 per tonne of carbon dioxide.That almost equals the price on carbon Alberta plans to implement next year, doubles the proposed initial federal price and negates two-thirds of British Columbia's $30 carbon levy."These subsidies undermine the notion of a price on carbon, which is intended to give incentives to reduce our fossil-fuel use and move toward cleaner use of energy," said Dale Marshall of Environmental Defence, one of the groups involved in the study.Still, some warn ending those benefits wouldn't reduce emissions much and would chase investment out of the country.The report calculates the total cost of fossil-fuel subsidies at about $3.3 billion a year. Nearly $1.2 billion comes from favourable federal tax treatment of oil and gas exploration and development projects.There's no reason for that, Marshall said. Research suggests many of current oil and gas reserves already mapped will have to be left in the ground if climate change is to be kept under two degrees of warming."We know from the science that the vast majority of the reserves that are already there can't be exploited."The second-biggest subsidy comes from Alberta, which provides $1.1 billion through forgone revenues from royalty reductions. The rest comes from a mix of federal and provincial tax credits and other subsidies.Marshall said governments should be working to gradually scale down the industry, not encourage its growth."Fighting climate change means managed decline in fossil-fuel sectors. There's no other way to reduce emissions."Speaking in Marrakech at a UN climate-change conference, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Ottawa will end subsidies by 2024."We will do it in an intelligent way," she told reporters. "We obviously have to work with the provinces. We've already had discussions and I've had discussions with the finance minister."But tax breaks for exploration and development are how governments share risk at the iffiest end of the industry, said Jon Stringham, economics manager for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Removing them would simply divert investment to other countries — many of which, such as a Donald-Trump-led United States, are less than keen to reduce carbon emissions."Any (carbon regulation) on the American side is going to hit the dustbin," said Stringham. "We're not going to see onerous regulations."You're going to see investment flow out of Canada into the U.S."Finding new reserves allows industry to focus on those that are least carbon intensive, Stringham added.Mark Jaccard, an energy economics at Simon Fraser University, points out the federal tax benefit is designed to encourage the overall mining and resource development sector. Economists dispute the actual impact on greenhouse gas emissions, he said.Some subsidy programs are for research, he said."Much of the R&D subsidies now are to find ways to produce oilsands with less emissions," he said in an email. "So (should we) eliminate that?"It's more effective to keep raising the cost of carbon, said Jaccard."I see (subsidies) as a bit of a diversion."— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960-Bob Weber, The Canadian Press
France, U.N. tell Trump action on climate change unstoppable-[Reuters]-By Nina Chestney and Alister Doyle-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - France and the United Nations on Tuesday stepped up warnings to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump about the risks of quitting a 2015 global plan to combat climate change, saying a historic shift from fossil fuels is unstoppable.French President Francois Hollande, addressing almost 200 nations meeting in Morocco on ways to slow global warming, said that inaction would be "disastrous for future generations and it would be dangerous for peace".Both he and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Trump, who has called man-made global warming a hoax, to drop a campaign pledge to cancel the global 2015 Paris Agreement that aims to shift from fossil fuels to cleaner energies."The United States, the largest economic power in the world, the second largest greenhouse gas emitter, must respect the commitments it has undertaken," Hollande said to applause. The agreement was "irreversible", he said.In such U.N. meetings, it is very rare for leaders to single out others for even veiled criticism. Both Hollande and Ban were among the architects of the Paris Agreement."What was once unthinkable has become unstoppable," Ban said at a news conference of the Paris deal, agreed by almost 200 governments last year after two decades of tortuous negotiations. The accord formally entered into force on Nov. 4 after a record swift ratification.Ban said Trump, as a "very successful business person", would understand that market forces were driving the world economy towards cleaner energies such as wind and solar power, which are becoming cheaper, and away from fossil fuels."I am sure he will make a fast and wise decision" on the Paris Agreement, Ban said, saying he had spoken to Trump by telephone after his victory and planned to meet him.Ban, who has made climate change a core part of his 10-year U.N. stewardship ending this year, said climate change was having severe impacts from the Arctic to Antarctica and that 2016 is on track to be the warmest year on record.Trump has said he wants to boost the U.S. coal, oil and shale industries, abandoning President Barack Obama's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.-KERRY TO SPEAK-The Paris accord, aiming to phase out net greenhouse gas emissions this century, was driven by increased scientific certainty that man-made emissions drive heat waves, floods and rising sea levels.Ban said that companies including General Mills and Kellogg , states such as California and cities such as Nashville and Las Vegas were working to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.Trump's victory has overshadowed the Nov. 7-18 Marrakesh meeting, which had opened with congratulations after the entry into force of the agreement on Nov. 4. It now has formal backing from 110 nations including the United States.Dozens of nations, from Chile to Liberia, reaffirmed support for the Paris Agreement at the talks, with many saying they were already suffering from rising temperatures.Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said that OPEC's biggest producer was "committed to meeting the world’s energy needs via the gradual transition towards a more environmentally sustainable future.""It's a matter of life and death," Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe said of tackling climate change, accusing rich nations of often ignoring the needs of the poor. "Let's not squander the Paris Agreement through old bad habits," he said.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be among those addressing the conference on Wednesday.Trump's victory has lifted shares in coal producers, while knocking renewable energies.Shares in coal producer Peabody, in bankruptcy proceedings,[BTUUQ.PK] have surged 63 percent since the election, and shares in Arch Coal in the United States were up 19 percent.By contrast, the S&P Global Clean Energy Index <.SPGTCLEE> has fallen to around its lowest level since June. Shares in Denmark's Vestas , the world's biggest wind turbine maker, are down 6 percent from the U.S. election day on Nov. 8.Benjamin Sporton, chief executive of the World Coal Association, told Reuters that although Trump would "make life a little bit better for coal in the United States" it would not solve many underlying problems."The fundamental pressure is from the low prices of shale gas and that means that there will be a lot of challenges to the expansion of coal," he said.A source on Trump's transition team said the president-elect is seeking ways of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement within a year, by-passing a theoretical four-year wait.Delegates in Marrakesh say that U.S. withdrawal could dent other nations' willingness to work with Trump on other issues he cares about, such as immigration, trade or terrorism.(Reporting By Aziz El Yaakoubi, Nina Chestney and Megan Rowling; Writing by Alister Doyle; Editing by Richard Balmforth and Robin Pomeroy)
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse:(CHLORES GREEN) and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword,(WEAPONS) and with hunger,(FAMINE) and with death,(INCURABLE DISEASES) and with the beasts of the earth.(ANIMAL TO HUMAN DISEASE).
Expect more bird flu cases in Europe and in the U.S., OIE says-[Reuters]-By Sybille de La Hamaide-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
PARIS (Reuters) - More outbreaks of a severe strain of bird flu in Europe are likely to occur in the next few weeks as wild birds believed to transmit the virus migrate southward, the deputy head of the world animal health body said on Tuesday.North America, especially the United States where bird flu last year led to the death of about 50 million poultry, should also prepare for new cases, said Matthew Stone, Deputy Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).Eight European countries and Israel have found cases of the highly contagious H5N8 strain of bird flu in the past few weeks and some ordered that poultry flocks be kept indoors to avoid the disease spreading.Most outbreaks involved wild birds but Germany, Hungary and Austria also reported cases in domestic duck and turkey farms where all poultry had to be culled."From the level of exposure that we have seen to date I would expected more detections, hopefully only in wild birds but it is certainly possible that the presence of this virus in wild birds will create an opportunity for exposure in domestic poultry," Stone told Reuters in an interview."The OIE is very concerned for the impact on our member countries and particularly those where there has been exposure of domestic poultry and where significant control operations are underway," he added.Wild birds can carry the virus without showing symptoms of it and transmit it to poultry through their feathers or feces.The H5N8 virus has never been detected in humans but led to the culling of millions of farm birds in Asia and Europe in 2014.-REDUCING RISKS-In the United States the bird flu crisis last year sent egg prices to all-time highs because of the losses and dozens of countries imposed total or partial bans on U.S. poultry and egg imports.It would be "no surprise at all" to see new detections in wild birds in North America, Stone said, adding that he hoped the biosecurity framework set up by the U.S. industry and the government would reduce the risk of large-scale outbreaks."At this stage we have to take history as our best indicator of what may well play out over the next few months," Stone said.Bird flu cannot be transmitted through food. The main risk is of a virus mutating into a form that is transmitted to and between humans, potentially creating a pandemic.As well as Germany, Hungary, Austria and Israel, Switzerland, Poland, the Netherlands, Denmark and Croatia have also reported outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza, more commonly called bird flu, in recent weeks.Denmark and the Netherlands have ordered farmers to keep poultry indoors and Germany is considering to do so to protect them from wild birds.Switzerland said it plans to extend to the entire country precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.France, which saw its foie gras industry devastated by other strains of the virus earlier this year, has been spared by H5N8 so far but called poultry farmers to increase controls and biosecurity measures.Since an outbreak of the H5N1 crisis in 2003 when the virus passed on to humans, killing hundreds of them in Asia and Egypt, the OIE's 180 member countries are bound to report all new occurrences of the disease to the Paris-based organisation.(Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by Gareth Jones)
Navy reaches quake-hit New Zealand town-[Reuters]-By Lincoln Feast and Charlotte Greenfield-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Two New Zealand navy vessels on Wednesday reached a small South Island town cut off for more than two days by a devastating earthquake, bringing supplies of food and water and plans to evacuate hundreds of stranded tourists and residents.The USS Samson, the first U.S. warship to visit the South Pacific nation in three decades, was also steaming to the region and was providing two helicopters to help in recovery efforts.Until an agreement reached last month, U.S. military ships had been prevented for visiting New Zealand due to the country's nuclear-free stance adopted in the 1980s.The 7.8-magnitude tremor which struck just after midnight on Sunday buffeted much of central New Zealand, killing two people and completely cutting off the seaside town of Kaikoura around 150 km (90 miles) north of Christchurch.The HMNZS Wellington was now surveying the harbour area at Kaikoura to ensure it was safe for vessels, Civil Defence director Sarah Stuart-Black told reporters.Pictures shared on social media showed large sections of rocky coast, covered in seaweed and abalone, apparently lifted out of the sea by the force of the quake.Officials said more than 400 people had been evacuated by helicopters from the town, a popular base for whale watching, including a dozen with a range of injuries. "Between 700 and 1,000 people still require evacuation," Stuart-Black said.Hundreds of stranded tourists had been housed in the communal halls of the local indigenous Maori Ngai Tahu tribe and fed with crayfish, the South Island town's famed delicacy.Massive landslides that buried road and rail links along the South Island's east coast will take "many months" to repair, Transport Minister Simon Bridges said.Officials in the capital Wellington are to decide within days whether a multi-storey building damaged in the quake and a series of strong aftershocks would have to be brought down.Workers around the vacant, multi-storey tower were evacuated and streets cordoned off on Tuesday evening after significant structural damage was found.New Zealand lies in the seismically active "Ring of Fire", a 40,000-km arc of volcanoes and oceanic trenches that encircles much of the Pacific Ocean.Christchurch is still recovering from a 6.3 magnitude quake in 2011 that killed 185 people.(Editing by Mark Heinrich)
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)
Spray-painted swastika, slur shock Ottawa rabbi-[The Canadian Press]-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
OTTAWA — An Ottawa rabbi says she was shocked to find a red swastika and anti-Semitic slur spray-painted on her front door in the dead of night.Anna Maranta, who runs a Jewish faith centre from her home, says she has never experienced anything like the vandalism that left her shaken.Maranta reported the incident to the Ottawa police hate crimes unit, which sent an officer to investigate today.Ottawa Liberal MP David McGuinty condemned the attack in the House of Commons, calling on fellow MPs to make it clear that religiously motivated assaults are contrary to Canadian values and principles.Jewish group B'nai Brith Canada says a swastika was also discovered Monday on the wall of Hof Kelsten, a well-known Jewish bakery in Montreal.B'nai Brith notes the attacks in Canada follow a number of similar incidents across the United States, as well England, where vans used by a Jewish school were recently defaced by swastikas.The Canadian Press
Russia uses aircraft carrier for big attack on Syrian rebels-[Reuters]-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia launched coordinated missile strikes against rebels in Syria on Tuesday and Moscow for the first time used its only aircraft carrier in combat, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.Shoigu said a frigate had fired cruise missiles, jets from the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia's sole aircraft carrier, had been involved in action, and missiles had been loosed from a mobile land-based missile system inside Syria.In Washington, Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said he was aware of the announcement, but was still looking into the strikes."From a pure military perspective, Russia already has significant capabilities inside Syria," Davis said. "Anything that they bring in from the outside, if it's aircraft carriers or if it's cruise missiles launching from ships or if it's long-range strike bombers flying in from Russia, those are done for show," Davis added.Reporting to President Vladimir Putin in southern Russia, Shoigu said Russia had targeted sites associated with Islamic State and the Nusra Front, which has changed its name to Fateh al-Sham, in the Homs and Idlib provinces."We carried out exhaustive advance research on all targets," said Shoigu. "We are talking about warehouses with ammunition, terrorist training centres ... and factories."Shoigu said the strikes would continue. He made no mention of Aleppo, where a civil defence official and a resident said air strikes had struck several districts in the rebel-held east of the city for the first time in weeks.Syrian state television said Syria's air force carried out strikes on Aleppo on Tuesday. Russia says its air force is for now honouring a unilateral moratorium on hitting rebel targets inside Aleppo.(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk in Sochi and Katya Golubkoba in Moscow; Additional reporting by Idrees Ali in Washington; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Jack Stubbs and James Dalgleish)
Air strike targeting militants kills seven in southern Libya - official-[Reuters]-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - An air strike targeting Islamist militants has killed at least seven people near the southwestern Libyan city of Sabha, a local official and media reports said on Tuesday.Gunmen later seized the remains of the suspected militants from a morgue, said the official, who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisals.The early morning strike hit three houses in Gardah, northwest of Sabha, destroying two of them and damaging the third, said the official.It was not clear who carried out the strike, and military officials could not immediately be reached for comment. Forces on both sides of conflict-ridden Libya's east-west political divide have used warplanes to strike militant targets.The United States has also carried out air strikes on Islamist militants in Libya, but a U.S. defence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said America was not involved in the latest raid.There were conflicting reports about whether the suspected militants were linked to al Qaeda or Islamic State, both of which have a presence in Libya's south.Libyan news website Press Solidarity said the main target was a militant called Abdulrahman Belhaj Hesnawi, also known as Abu Talha al-Libi, though several reports said he was not among the dead.The local official, from Gardah, said some of those killed were Libyan and some were foreign, and it was not known whether they included Hesnawi. "After one or two hours a group of gunmen went to a local hospital in Adri, 35 km (22 miles) from Gardah, and they seized the remains of the bodies," he said.The United States has been conducting air strikes on Islamic State in the area of its former bastion city of Sirte, 500 km (310 miles) north of Gardah, since Aug. 1, and also on militant targets elsewhere in the vast North African country.Some Islamic State militants who were based in Sirte fled south into the desert when a campaign to oust them from the city began six months ago, according to Libyan officials.(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami and Phil Stewart; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
U.N. envoy urges Trump to back Syria 'devolution' to beat Islamic State-[Reuters]-By Tom Miles-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Syria envoy said on Tuesday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was right to seek to work with Russia to beat Islamic State in Syria, but he urged Trump to help push for political reforms to stop the militant group gaining recruits.Speaking on the BBC's Hardtalk programme, Staffan de Mistura said it was crucial to fight IS, also known as Daesh, but that a long-term victory required "a completely new approach" to a political solution."In other words, some type of political devolution in Syria. Otherwise many other people, unhappy in Syria, may join Daesh while they are fighting Daesh," he said.He did not spell out what devolution meant but said it should be the focus of a new U.S.-Russian discussion, and suggested it could lead to an Iraqi-style decentralisation, giving some autonomy to the Kurds and ensuring Sunni Muslims do not feel disenfranchised, while preserving the unity of Syria.But Anas al-Abdah, president of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, said all sides had accepted that a political transition was the goal for any negotiation."Any attempt to slide back on that will be dangerous and counterproductive," he told Reuters."Devolution cannot be the sole entry point to the solution and it certainly cannot replace the key demand of Syrians: that Assad who has murdered hundreds of thousands of his own citizens should step down, and he clearly cannot be part of the transitional period or the future of Syria."De Mistura presided over a fitful Syrian peace process in the first half of this year, but it finally stalled because cooperation collapsed between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.Russia has maintained strong support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom it regards as a bulwark against "terrorists". The United States has said Assad must leave power under any political transition.Although the U.N. Security Council has mandated a political transition process, Assad's government has refused to consider any formula that might involve a dilution of his power.Many of Trump's opponents fear that his stated intention to work more closely with Russian President Vladimir Putin means the United States will withdraw support for Syrian opposition groups and agree to Assad's staying in power.De Mistura said U.S. priorities had already been discreetly shifting and Assad and his team were probably "feeling comfortable" at the moment, but they should be aware that Russia had no interest in "inheriting" a broken Syria with constant guerrilla warfare for years ahead."By the way, President Putin himself has told me ... that he has told President Assad twice: ‘Listen, we are helping you, but there is a moment when we will be expecting you to actually apply a political devolution’," de Mistura said.(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Larry King and James Dalgleish)
Three Minnesota men sentenced for support of Islamic State-[Reuters]-By Timothy Mclaughlin-November 15, 2016-YAHOONEWS
(Reuters) - Three Somali-American men in Minnesota were sentenced to prison terms on Tuesday for conspiring to support the Islamic State militant group, the U.S. Department of Justice said.The three men are part of a larger group of nine Somali-Americans from Minnesota who are being sentenced this week on charges of trying to aid Islamic State, which holds territory in Iraq and Syria and has sympathizers and recruits around the world who have carried out shootings and bombings of civilians.On Monday, three men were handed sentences ranging from time served to 10 years in prison in federal court in Minneapolis. Three others will be sentenced on Wednesday.Hamza Ahmed, 21, was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 years in prison, the Justice Department said in a statement.In November 2014, Ahmed was stopped at JFK International Airport in New York as he sought to travel to Turkey. Ahmed was indicted in February 2015 on charges of conspiring to support Islamic State and lying to federal agents. He pleaded guilty in April."I want you to understand I am not completely changed," the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper quoted Ahmed as saying in court on Tuesday. "I'm in the process, but nobody changes overnight. I'm trying every day."After Ahmed's sentencing hearing, Hanad Mustafe Musse, 21, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.Prosecutors accused Musse of trying to leave the United States twice to join Islamic State, first in November 2014 in New York and again in April 2015 when he was arrested in Minnesota.He pleaded guilty to the charges of attempting to support the Islamic State in September 2015.Adnan Farah, 20, was the final man sentenced on Tuesday. He received a 10 year prison sentence. All three men also received 20 years supervised release.Farah was arrested in April 2015. He pleaded guilty a year later.“The sentences handed down today reflect the true gravity of the defendants’ crimes to betray their country, travel overseas, and ultimately join a terrorist organisation dedicated to the murder of innocent people,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Thornton said."We hope these sentences will serve as a strong message that those who support terrorism will face justice."The Minneapolis area is home to a large population of Somali expatriates. In 2014, FBI officials said they had begun tracking a trickle of Somali-Americans from the Minneapolis area to Syria in general and to Islamic State-held areas in particular.(Reporting by Timothy Mclaughlin in Chicago; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn, David Gregorio and Grant McCool)
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