Friday, April 28, 2017

 

US NAVY FIRES WARNING FLARE AT IRAN VESSEL IN THE PERSIAN GULF.

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL EATS HUMANS FLESH FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL-JERUSALEM

EZEKIEL 39:11-12,18
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)

EZEKIEL 39:17-21
17  And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF RUSSIAN/ISLAMIC HORDES AGAINST ISRAEL)
18  Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19  And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20  Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21  And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
22  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

REVELATION 19:17-18
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;(AGAINST ALL NATIONS ARMIES THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL)
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

EZEKIEL 38:1-7
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
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)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

EZEKIEL 39:1-8
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.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport-[AFP]-Maher Al Mounes with Rana Moussaoui in Beirut-YAHOONEWS-April 27, 2017

Damascus (AFP) - Syria accused Israel of firing several missiles Thursday at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion and prompting a call from regime ally Russia for restraint.Israel has carried out multiple air strikes in Syria since the country's civil war erupted in 2011, most of which it has said targeted arms convoys or warehouses of its Lebanese arch-foe Hezbollah, which is a key supporter of the Syrian regime.In line with its usual practice, Israel's military declined to comment on the latest blast.But Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said it was consistent with his government's policy to prevent arms transfers to Hezbollah, while stopping short of confirming his country was behind any attack.Syria's state news agency SANA said several Israeli missiles hit near the airport causing material damage."A military position southwest of Damascus International Airport was targeted at dawn today by an Israeli aggression using several missiles fired from occupied territory, sparking explosions in the area," SANA said, citing a military source.In the terminology of the Syrian regime, occupied territory can refer to Israel inside its internationally recognised borders.The source did not specify whether the military position belonged to the Syrian army or one its allies.- 'Huge fireball' -Earlier, Hezbollah said the blast was "probably" the result of an Israeli air strike.The Lebanese militant group's Al-Manar television said the raid hit a warehouse and fuel tanks, without specifying whether they were its own or belonged to the Syrian army or another of its allies.Al-Manar said preliminary reports suggested the blast caused only material damage and no casualties.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, said the warehouse was largely empty and "probably" belonged to Hezbollah.A resident of the Dawwar al-Baytara neighbourhood in the southeast of the capital, who lives in a tower block that looks towards the airport area, said he had seen an immense fireball."Around 4:00 am (0100 GMT), I heard an enormous explosion," Maytham, 47, told AFP."I ran to the balcony and looking towards the south, in the direction of the airport, I saw a huge fireball," he said."There was a power cut and it was pitch black, and the fireball was clearly visible."- Kremlin calls for restraint -In Moscow, the Kremlin called for restraint and the foreign ministry condemned the attack."We continue to consider that all countries need to refrain from any kind of actions that lead to an increase in tension in this already restive region and call for respect of the sovereignty of Syria," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.Peskov did not confirm if Israel had warned Moscow of the strike, saying only that their defence ministries "are in constant dialogue".Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova later said: "Gross violations of Syrian sovereignty -- no matter how they are justified -- are unacceptable."The Israeli intelligence minister said the blast was in line with his government's policy of preventing advanced weaponry from reaching Hezbollah."We are acting to prevent the transfer of sophisticated weapons from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon by Iran," Katz told army radio."When we receive serious information about the intention to transfer weapons to Hezbollah, we will act. This incident is totally consistent with this policy."Israeli warplanes have hit the airport and other bases around the capital in the past, targeting what it said were weapons stockpiles destined for Hezbollah.The airport lies about 25 kilometres (15 miles) southeast of the city centre.It was hit by Israeli air strikes in December 2014, Syrian state media reported at the time.Israel does not usually confirm or deny each individual raid it carries out.But last month, it said it had carried out several strikes near the Syrian desert city of Palmyra, targeting what it said were "advanced weapons" belonging to Hezbollah.The strikes prompted Syria to launch ground-to-air missiles, one of which was intercepted over Israeli territory in the most serious flare-up between the two neighbours since the Syrian civil war began six years ago.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed those strikes and vowed there would be more if necessary.On January 13, Syria accused Israel of bombing Mazzeh airbase in the western suburbs of the capital. There were several strikes near the same base last year.Israel and Syria are still technically at war, though the armistice line had remained largely quiet for decades until the Syrian conflict began.Israel and Hezbollah fought a 34-day war in 2006 which killed 1,200 people in Lebanon, mainly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.

US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-April 26, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.The incident happened Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan despite the destroyer trying to turn away from it, said Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet.The "Mahan made several attempts to contact the Iranian vessel by bridge-to-bridge radio, issuing warning messages and twice sounding the internationally recognized danger signal of five short blasts with the ship's whistle, as well as deploying a flare to determine the Iranian vessel's intentions," McConnaughey said in a statement to The Associated Press.The Iranian vessel came within 1,000 metres (1,100 yards) of the Mahan during the incident, the lieutenant said. The vessel later turned and sailed away.Iranian authorities did not immediately report the incident on Wednesday.The U.S. and Iran routinely have tense encounters in the Persian Gulf and the nearby Strait of Hormuz, through which a third of all oil traded by sea passes. Iran views the American presence as a provocation and its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard shadows U.S. Navy ships in the Gulf, occasionally firing missiles or rockets nearby.Since the nuclear deal with world powers, the hard-line Revolutionary Guard has stepped up its encounters with the Americans. The Navy recorded 35 instances of what it describes as "unsafe and/or unprofessional" interactions with Iranians forces in 2016, compared to 23 in 2015. With Monday's event, there have been seven so far in 2017, McConnaughey said.Of the incidents last year, the worst involved Iranian forces capturing 10 U.S. sailors and holding them overnight.Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press.

Russia's Putin and Japan's Abe tell North Korea to avoid provocative behaviour-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-April 27, 2017

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called on North Korea and other countries to avoid behaviour or rhetoric that could increase tensions around Pyongyang's nuclear programme.Speaking at a news conference in Moscow after holding talks, Putin and Abe said they had agreed to cooperate closely to try to help defuse tensions around North Korea.Putin told the same news conference he wanted six-party international talks on North Korea to resume.(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk/Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

DANIEL 7:23-24
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)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Israel uncovers ancient Roman history at Mediterranean port-Agence France-Presse•April 26, 2017-YAHOONEWS

Caesarea (Israel) (AFP) - Israeli archaeologists working on a major Roman-era port city on Wednesday unveiled new discoveries including an altar dedicated to Augustus Caesar and a centuries-old mother-of-pearl tablet inscribed with a menorah.The finds at Caesarea, a complex on the Mediterranean coast 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Tel Aviv, were the result of "one of the largest and most important conservation projects ever undertaken in Israel," the Israel Antiquities Authority said.Caesarea was established some 2,030 years ago by Roman-appointed King Herod the Great, who ruled what was then Judea.Today, the ruins are a popular tourist destination where concerts are still held in the remains of an ancient Roman theatre.Archaeologist Peter Gendelman, leading a tour of the site, said the preservation work was perhaps the most "complicated and interesting" project he had worked on in his 30-year career.Some of the finds are "completely changing our understanding of the dynamics of this area", he said.Authorities are planning to finish the excavations within months and open a visitors' centre built into ancient vaults to illustrate the city's history.Guy Swersky, vice chairman of the Rothschild Caesarea Foundation, said Caesarea was a major city from Roman times right through to the Crusader era."This was by far the most important port city in this area of the Middle East," he said.The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and local authorities have allocated more than 100 million shekels ($27 million, 25 million euros) for the project.The site, which contains ruins from later periods including the Byzantine, Muslim and Crusader eras, has been the focus of major excavation work over the decades but recent work has revealed new secrets.The project also aims to preserve the remains of an ancient synagogue and a nearby aquaduct.Officials said a small mother-of-pearl tablet engraved with a menorah was testimony to an ancient Jewish presence at the site.Archaeologists said it likely dates to the fourth or fifth century AD.

Focus-Nordic and Baltic countries step up digitalisation efforts By Aleksandra Eriksson-EUOBSERVER

Oslo, 26. Apr, 14:23-Nordic and Baltic countries have joined hands in a bid to lead the digitalisation of Europe.At the occasion of Digital North, a conference that took place in Oslo on Tuesday (25 April), ministers from the Nordic and Baltic regions signed a declaration, by which they committed to step up their digitalisation efforts - not only within the countries, but also across borders."It should be possible to use the same e-ID in all the Nordic and Baltic countries. Our countries are well-integrated, but not so much when it comes to digital public services," said Norway's minister of local government, Jan Tore Sanner.Through the declaration, the ministers committed to promote closer cooperation between administrations, support the free movement of data and put in place the EU digital single market in the Nordic-Baltic region."We, in the Nordic countries, like to know our public sector as the best in the world. But as society is transforming, it means we have to re-organise our public services and allocate resources from administration to other services, such as healthcare," Sanner said."If we don't, citizens will lose trust in us and our parties will lose the elections," he added.Nordic countries are currently the front-runners of digitalisation in Europe, but this could change fast.The European Commission's Digital Economy and Society (Desi) index shows that Sweden, which has done little to upgrade its public services, is already falling behind its Nordic neighbours and could soon be overtaken by Estonia, currently listed as 10th and rapidly moving up the ranks.According to the Desi index, the EU is globally behind the US, Canada, and some Asian countries, such as South Korea and Japan. It is ahead of Russia, China and Turkey, but those countries are digitalising faster and could soon dethrone their EU rivals."There is not one country that can rest on its laurels," said Mari Kiviniemi, a former prime minister of Finland and the current deputy secretary general of the OECD, a club of rich nations."Many perform well, but all can do better," she added.Kiviniemi stressed, in particular, the challenge of governmental leadership in digitalisation, which gets lost in silos and lack of strategic thinking.Sanner, the Norwegian minister, said all countries were doing things a bit differently, meaning they could learn from each other.Denmark, for instance, made it mandatory to use digital services in 2010. The city of Copenhagen has introduced mobile civil servants on a special bicycle equipped with a computer, printer and wifi. They travel around the city helping less digitally savvy citizens to use such services as e-ID and digital post boxes."It's a little more difficult to cycle around Norway, but we should also find a way of being close to our citizens," Sanner said.Denmark is currently leading the Desi index, but Norway is challenging that position.Norway, albeit not a member of the EU, is part of the single market and worries that Europe's digitalisation is not happening fast enough.-Lagging behind-The European Commission had pledged to put in place a digital single market by 2018. But the mid-term review, which is currently underway, shows the plans are falling behind schedule.Norway does not have influence over the decisions, but wants to give the topic extra attention by making it a priority of its current presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers - an intergovernmental forum gathering Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Aland.Sanner said the Nordic countries had a good starting point for digitalisation because they come from cultures of trust and high education. Their welfare systems combine flexibility and security, allowing those who lose their job, for instance, in the wake of digitalisation, to be re-trained for other jobs.But trust is also the result of well-functioning public services.Estonia, despite its very different legacy as a post-Soviet state, is currently ranked highest in the EU in terms of e-government. Trust in its e-services is so high that one third of the citizens vote electronically.Urve Palo, the minister of entrepreneurship and IT, told EUobserver that this trust had been build "step by step" over the last 17 years."In the 1990s, it was the banking industry that championed digitalisation, but in 2000, the government also made it a priority. Now we have to make sure that Estonia's traditional industries, which haven't digitalised to the same extent, are not left behind," she said."But citizens are fully digitalised, because it's so convenient. I filled out my tax form the other day and it took me ten minutes, because everything was already filled out," she said.Digitalisation will be a priority when Estonia assumes the rotating presidency of the European Council from July. Palo said that her main priority would be to unlock the proposal on free movement of data."The free movement of data should become the fifth freedom of the EU," she said.

Focus-Power struggle in Greenland: Three reasons why the EU should care By Martin Breum-EUOBSERVER

Copenhagen, 26. Apr, 15:43-On Monday (24 April), Greenland’s hard-hitting foreign minister, Vittus Qujaukitsoq, unexpectedly withdrew from Greenland’s cabinet and declared that he will challenge Kim Kielsen, Greenland’s premier, as leader of the self-rule government in Nuuk, the capital.It is all about more autonomy and eventual independence from Denmark, to which Greenland still belongs.It is going to be a nasty fight. Here are three reasons why Europeans should care:Firstly, Greenland holds vast deposits of minerals of strategic importance to industry. These include some of the largest deposits of rare earth minerals outside China, which controls some 90 percent of the world’s rare earth mineral production.Already in 2012, Antonio Tajani, the then vice-president of the European Commission, travelled to Nuuk to strike a deal that would keep Greenland’s rare earth minerals out of the hands of the Chinese. In exchange, Greenland got EU support to develop a mining sector.The mining industry, however, has been hesitant to invest in Greenland with its harsh climate and limited infrastructure. Political instability in Greenland could push mining in Greenland further into the future.Secondly, Greenland has been sympathetic to the EU’s wish to increase its role in the Arctic.Greenland withdrew from the EU in 1985, the first nation ever to do so, long before Brexit, but today it enjoys cooperation with the EU over fisheries, which provides substantial revenues and support.Other Arctic players – Russia and Canada, in particular – have proven far less friendly to the EU’s Arctic plans. Brussels needs to remain a close friend to whomever wins the top job in Nuuk.Finally, Greenland offers unique opportunities in the field of climate science.As this week’s report from AMAP, the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Arctic Council confirms, 70 percent of the Arctic’s contribution to rising sea levels comes from Greenland.If the EU is serious about climate science, Greenland is the place to be.Denmark and Greenland are preparing for a new scientific hub in Greenland. To come out on top, the EU needs to be part of it and able to navigate Greenland’s political elite.-Reshuffling problems-Foreign minister Qujaukitsoq's resignation was triggered by a cabinet reshuffle.Kielsen, the premier, wanted to relieve Qujaukitsoq of his responsibilities and have him focus on trade and industry.Feeling demoted, Qujaukitsoq announced his resignation and declared his intent to replace Kielsen at a conference of Siumut, the ruling party, this summer.The two disagree on how to continue Greenland’s long quest for increased autonomy and eventual independence from the Kingdom of Denmark.Kim Kielsen has stood by his party’s wish for full independence, but he wants firstly to prioritise education, job-creation and efforts to cure social ills.-Increasing impatience-Others in Greenland, including Qujaukitsoq, have become increasingly impatient with Kielsen’s course.Qjaukitsoq argues for increased Greenlandic powers over it’s foreign policy, which is controlled to a large degree by Denmark.He has called for renegotiation of the 1951 agreement between Washington and Denmark that gives the United States the right to operate Thule Air Base in northern Greenland. Last year, without consulting Kielsen, Qujaukitsoq lashed out at an “arrogant” Denmark, unleashing what he described as “75 years of pent up frustration”.Though he failed in 2014 to be elected to Inatsisartut, the national assembly, Qujaukitsoq became Greenland’s most dynamic cabinet member, attending meetings one week in Anchorage, in Beijing the next, to promote Greenland’s minerals, oil, gas, fish and tourism industry.The foreign affairs portfolio now passes to Suka K. Frederiksen, Greenland’s minister for independence, a portfolio only invented last year.Frederiksen has no former experience with foreign affairs.

MEPs act to strip Le Pen of immunity in fake jobs case By Eric Maurice-APR 27,17-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, Today, 09:14-The European Parliament launched a procedure to lift immunity of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Wednesday (26 April) over claims she misused funds.The assembly's president Antonio Tajani announced that a request from French judges had been forwarded to its legal affairs committee. The process is scheduled to begin in June.The move comes as Le Pen, an anti-EU politician who has been an MEP since 2004, campaigns for the second round of the French presidential election on 7 May.French judges requested her immunity be lifted at the end of March over claims of undue payments to members of her National Front (FN) party.The parliament alerted the EU's anti-fraud office, Olaf, in 2015 after it discovered that about 20 people paid as assistants to FN MEPs were also listed as working at the party's headquarters near Paris.According to a report leaked by French media earlier this year, Olaf found that Le Pen signed work contracts for her bodyguard and her head of cabinet assistant. It said the contracts could constitute a "misappropriation of funds, or fraud and use of fraud".Last September, Le Pen was asked by the parliament to repay €339,946 to cover the salaries of the two assistants.Paris judges opened a case against the FN over embezzlement, organised fraud, forgery, and undeclared work. They searched the party's headquarters in February.Le Pen's head of cabinet, Catherine Griset, was charged a few days later.According to Le Monde newspaper, judges found a document that could prove that the FN established a system to fund the party with EU parliament money."In the coming years, we can manage only by making large savings thanks to the European Parliament and if we obtain additional transfers," FN treasurer Wallerand de Saint Just wrote in a note to Le Pen, according to Le Monde.On Thursday, the AFP press agency said parliament told judges the cost of the alleged fake jobs between 2012 and 2017 was €4,978,122.Le Pen has denied any wrongdoing and said that the case was "persecution by political opponents".She has so far refused to comply with court summonses, but losing her immunity would oblige her to obey.The EU parliament already lifted her immunity in an unrelated case in March. She is under investigation in France after posting on Twitter, in 2015, pictures of men being tortured and killed by the Islamic State (IS) militant group, to protest against the comparison between IS and her National Front party by a journalist.Le Pen, who came second in the election first round on Sunday, wants France to leave the euro and has promised to organise a referendum on the country's EU membership.In a TV interview on Tuesday, she said however that she was "not an adversary of Europe"."I feel European. I would like freely agreed accords between nations. This is this kind of Europe that I want to see emerge, and I want France to be behind that beautiful project, that beautiful initiative," she told TF1 channel.She said that she wanted to convince the EU "to negotiate" return of powers to France before give French voters "a final say" on the result.A week before, on the same channel, she had refused to be interviewed unless a European flag placed behind her was removed.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
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)

THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
GENESIS 7:6-12
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.

More and more storms torment Sahel: climate study-Catherine HOURS-Agence France-Presse•April 26, 2017-YAHOONEWS

Vienna (AFP) - Africa's Sahel region has seen a three-fold increase since 1982 in destructive rainstorms that bring misery rather than relief, said a study Wednesday that pointed the finger at climate change.And unless global warming is halted, this vast semi-arid region will endure ever more frequent downpours that flood homes and crops and breed killer germs in countries with insufficient public infrastructure to fight back."We were shocked to see the speed of the changes taking place in this region," said Christopher Taylor, a meteorologist at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Lancaster, England, who took part in the study.Taylor and a team used satellite observations of clouds from 1982 to 2016 to track the evolution of storm patterns in the region south of the Sahara Desert, including parts of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Sudan.The researchers found that destructive storms known to meteorologists as "mesoscale convective systems" (MCS) grew in frequency from about 24 per rainy season in the early 1980s, to about 81 today.The rainy season lasts from about June to September.In the Sahel, MCS events are "some of the most explosive storms in the world", said the researchers, who presented their findings at a meeting of the European Geosciences Union in Vienna.The storms supply about 90 percent of the region's rainfall -- but more tempests do not equate to more water."We are not reporting a 'good' outcome," Taylor told AFP by email.While storms have become more frequent, annual average rainfall has remained unchanged for at least 15 years, he said."More intense rain means more water runs off and does not infiltrate into the soils where crops could benefit," Taylor explained.It also washes away nutrient-holding agricultural soil in a region still recovering from a historic 20-year drought between the 1970s and 1990s.- Warmer Sahara -Abdoulaye Diarra of the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering, in Ouagadougou, said cities with poor drainage systems are also hard hit by MCS events.Floods in Burkina Faso in September 2009 saw more than 50 percent of the capital, including its main hospital, deluged when more than 263 millimetres (10 inches) of rain fell in a few hours."Eight people died, more than 250 houses and 670 classrooms were destroyed, the main water purification plants for the city were out of use and nearly 150,000 people were affected," Diarra wrote in comment on the study, whose findings were published in the journal Nature.The research team was surprised to find that neither temperatures nor air humidity in the Sahel region rose in step with the increase in storm intensity.Usually, global warming is predicted to make storms more intense because there is more water-holding, warm air -- the fuel for torrential downpours.But looking beyond the Sahel, the team found their smoking gun in higher average land temperatures globally, and in the vast desert to the region's north.This finding "warns us that it may not be changes in local temperatures which drive changes in rainfall," said Taylor."In this instance it is the rapid warming of the Sahara which we think is responsible."Linking a past or current weather event to global warming with any certainty is a particular headache for climate scientists.But the consensus is that storms, floods, and droughts will become worse overall if planet-heating continues.The world's nations agreed in Paris in 2015 to limit average surface warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial levels.This will be achieved by curbing the use heat-capturing greenhouse gases emitted by the burning of oil, coal and gas.

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

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
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.

GENESIS 16:11-12
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)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
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)

JOHN 16:2
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)

Russian navy intelligence ship damaged in collision off Turkish coast-[The Telegraph]-YAHOONEWS-April 27, 2017

A Russian navy ship collided with another vessel off the Turkish coast in the Black Sea Thursday, Russia's defence ministry said, adding that its crew was trying to keep it afloat.Some 78 crew members were rescued, according to a Turkish coastal safety official, who said the Liman's hull had been breached and was taking on water. The freighter, which was carrying livestock and flying the Togo flag, collided with the military ship 18 miles from Kilyos village, on the Black Sea coast just north of Istanbul.The Turkish official did not give any details on the freighter, or the condition of its crew.The Liman is a former research vessel that the Russian navy has retro-fitted into a reconnaissance ship.In February, military sources told Russian media that it would be observing NATO's Sea Shield exercise in the Black Sea.

Muslim cemetery opponents collect 40 signatures in effort to block project in Saint-Apollinaire-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-April 26, 2017

Forty people in the town of Saint-Apollinaire, 35 kilometres southwest of Quebec City, have signed requests to hold a referendum on a zoning change to permit a dedicated Muslim cemetery in a wooded area on the outskirts of town.The town now has to verify the validity of those 40 signatures, but it would appear that number is sufficient to compel the municipality to move on to the next phase in a citizen-led referendum process that could block the project.Sunny Létourneau has been going door to door in Saint-Apollinaire trying to persuade residents to prevent a group of Quebec City Muslims from establishing an Islamic cemetery in the rural community of 6,400.Although Létourneau lives in Saint-Apollinaire, she does not live close enough to the proposed site for the cemetery to sign her own petition.However, she and about 20 other opponents from the area have formed a group to try to persuade those who do have a say in the matter to join their fight.Létourneau says the group — called the Association de l'alternative citoyenne —  doesn't believe people of different religions should have separate burial grounds. She says she's equally opposed to cemeteries designated for Catholics, which are common across the province."Cemeteries are a reflection of our society. When we live in our homes, we all live next to each other," she said.​-No place to bury dead-Quebec City's Muslim community had been in discussions with the Harmonia funeral home in Saint-Apollinaire to buy land to establish their own cemetery since September 2016.The initiative came to new prominence last January, after six men were gunned down right after evening prayers at the Islamic Cultural Centre in the Quebec City suburb of Sainte-Foy.The men's families had nowhere nearby to bury their dead according to the rituals of the Islamic faith."We want land that belongs to us," Mohamed Kesri, the person responsible for the project, told Radio-Canada."We don't want to be renters. We want our own cemetery for Quebec Muslims."Some people in the Muslim community felt that the petition points to greater social issues."Every time we make an effort to be a part of the society, somebody comes with a hidden agenda and pushes us back as if we don't belong," said Hassan Guillet, spokesperson for the Quebec Council of Imams.-Mayor frustrated by process-The project has the full support of Saint-Apollinaire's mayor, Bernard Ouellet.But because the land in question has to be rezoned, it is subject to the referendum process. It's a complicated formula to determine precisely who has the right to block it, but it will come down to just a few neighbours of the proposed cemetery across a large, sparsely populated area."I think it's unfortunate. It's going to be two or three people who can make us lose the project. That's what's disappointing," Ouellet said.He said he'd be more comfortable if the entire community could vote on a project that he believes has wide support.Integration argument 'pretext': local funeral director-Létourneau insists most people she met as she went door to door support her drive, which, she said, is a sincere effort to help Quebec Muslims."If someone is in the process of completely isolating themselves from others, wouldn't it be a greater gesture to reach out a hand and try to help them go in the direction of integration — what we are doing now — rather than let them isolate themselves, and then maybe something bad will happen," she said, her voice trailing off."We don't want that," she concludes.The owner of the Harmonia funeral home, Sylvain Roy, is calling Létourneau and her group's integration argument a "pretext."Roy, who would manage the cemetery grounds if the project goes ahead, points out that current zoning rules already allow him to bury urns on the land."We already have a cemetery here. We have 200 people whose ashes are in the earth right now," Roy said."The difference is the people who want to buy this lot."

UK police arrest man with knives in Westminster in anti-terrorism operation-[Reuters]-By Kylie MacLellan and William James-YAHOONEWS-April 27, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said armed officers arrested a man carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office in Westminster on Thursday on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism.The 27-year-old man was detained by counter-terrorism officers on Parliament Street, a stone's throw from the UK parliament building and May's Downing Street office, during a stop and search as part of an ongoing operation, London police said.No one was injured in the incident, and May's spokesman said the prime minister was not at Downing Street at the time.The incident comes just over a month after a British-born convert to Islam ploughed a car into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge, killing four people, before stabbing to death a police officer in the grounds of parliament."Detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command are continuing their investigation, and as a result of this arrest there is no immediate known threat," police said in a statement."The man ... was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism. Knives have been recovered from him."The BBC said the man was being followed and tracked by police as part of a counter-terrorism operation when the arrest took place.Pictures on social media showed a large group of heavily armed officers surrounding the suspect.A Reuters reporter and photographer saw police detaining a dark-skinned, bearded man dressed in a hooded, black coat. His right hand appeared to have a bandage wrapped around it.Reuters pictures showed police officers standing by three knives lying on the ground. Police said the man was being held at a south London police station.(Additional reporting by Toby Melville; Writing by Michael Holden; Editing by Estelle Shirbon and Guy Faulconbridge)

Libya lacks plan to prevent more migrants crossing to Europe - EU officials-[Reuters]-By Robin Emmott and Tom Körkemeier-YAHOONEWS-April 27, 2017

VALETTA (Reuters) - Libya's U.N-backed government has no clear plan to help prevent more migrants reaching Europe's shores this summer, European Union officials said on Thursday, citing confused requests for equipment to patrol its shores.Libya's newly trained coastguards lack a strategy on where to deploy or how to detect and intercept smugglers, officials told Reuters. They based their analysis on two documents prepared for EU defence ministers meeting in Malta, which lies on the route to Italy along which thousands of people drowned last year.The confidential EU assessment contrasts with the upbeat message the bloc has promoted after training 93 Libyan coastguards since late last year to tackle smugglers as the bloc scales back its plans to go into Libya's territorial waters.The European Union says it cannot go into Libyan waters without a United Nations Security Council mandate, which the EU says Russia is unlikely to provide because of grievances over the West's 2011 air campaign that helped oust Muammar Gaddafi."Our objective is not to be in the territorial waters of Libya. Our objective is that in the territorial waters of Libya, the work is done by the Libyans," the European Union's top diplomat Federica Mogherini said, arriving to chair the meeting of defence ministers to discuss the EU strategy.However, Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen was cautious about handing over any military equipment to Libya, saying there was still too much uncertainty about the viability of the Libyan coastguard."The EU has to consider very carefully who to train in Libya and who is loyal at the Libyan coastguard," she told reporters.The European Union, which has five ships patrolling international waters near Libya, eventually aims to have 500 Libyans trained to catch people and arms traffickers off the shores of the North African country.To help Libya, where the government of Fayez al-Seraj has only a partial hold on the vast desert country, the European Union asked Tripoli to send its requests for equipment, in addition to the 10 patrol boats Italy is sending to the country.Still divided between rival factions after the civil war that ended Gaddafi's rule, Libya's instability has thwarted EU efforts to repeat a contentious migration deal with Turkey to halt migrants moving to Germany via Greece.-"SHOPPING LIST"-In the Libyan request, which EU officials referred to as a "shopping list", the government failed to ask for any aircraft to help patrol Libyan shores, which one official said was odd.Libyans wanted patrol boats with weapons but made no mention of the type of arms needed and provided only generic photographs of other equipment including outboard motors.The officials said the equipment lists also made no sense without an operational plan of how to use EU military assets.The European Union is concerned that equipment could fall into the hands of smugglers, although Antonello de Renzis Sonnino, a spokesman for the EU mission in the central Mediterranean said all Libyans chosen for training were vetted."So far, those newly trained members have returned for duty after rest periods, which is a sign of their commitment," he said on board the Italian ship that commands the mission.The EU's Mogherini also defended the bloc's training plans, saying it was imperative to deliver "the right assets to the right people" and monitor how equipment is used.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in Malta his experts had met Libyan counterparts to discuss what kind of separate assistance the U.S.-led alliance could provide following a request for help in February.Stoltenberg stressed the need to build a defence ministry, something EU officials hope would make Libya an easier partner."We have to understand the importance of institutions because that's the foundation for security," Stoltenberg said."Of course it is important to train Libyans, but we have to make sure that when troops are trained, they are structured so you have them controlled and the troops are used in a good way."(Additional reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Hugh Lawson and Pritha Sarkar)

Science minister mulls forcing universities to attract more female researchers-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-April 27, 2017

OTTAWA — Canada's science minister says universities aren't doing the heavy lifting to appoint more female research chairs, so she wants to force their hands.On her way to give a speech Wednesday to Canada's university presidents in Montreal, Kirsty Duncan was handed the latest statistics on the number of men and women among applicants for new Canada Research Chair positions."They're dismal," Duncan said in an interview with The Canadian Press. "There were two times more men nominated than women."The Canada Research Chairs program was implemented 17 years ago to create 2,000 research positions at universities across the country to push for excellence in engineering, natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences. Canada spends $265 million a year on the program.As of December 2016, there were 1,612 filled positions, among which 30 per cent were women. That fits with the fact between 2000 and 2015, 31 per cent of applicants for the jobs were from women.Duncan said the latest figures show nothing has changed, a status quo she can't accept, since she made it known when she was sworn in to the Liberal cabinet that improving the gender balance would be a priority."The bar isn't moving and that can't continue," she said, noting that she even ad-libbed part of her speech because of it: "I let them know I was very disappointed with the results."In 2009, universities set targets to try and increase the number of research chairs who are women, visible minorities, indigenous people and people with disabilities. In 2012, universities had to start reporting their progress to meet these targets annually.Duncan said if the voluntary program isn't working, she is open to forcing the issue — but would not say how that would work.Last fall, Duncan implemented new equity rules for the Canada Excellence Research Chairs program. That program was launched in 2008 to provide grants of up to $10 million for universities to attract big-name talent in science and technology for seven-year terms. Only one of the 28 current CERC positions is held by a woman.In October, when the latest round of applications began, Duncan said universities had to include detailed equity plans and recruitment strategies in their applications. Duncan would not say if that is the path she will take for the Canada Research Chairs program as well.Canada lags behind other nations when it comes to women in science, she said; only 36 per cent of PhDs in science in Canada are earned by women, compared with 49 per cent in the U.K. and 46 per cent in the United States.In 1987, just 20 per cent of  the people working in science, technology, engineering and math fields were female, a number that has grown to just 22 per cent today."I believe (that) in a globalized competitive economy, we cannot afford to leave half our talent on the sidelines," she said.Ottawa also reinstated the University and College Academic Staff System survey through Statistics Canada last year to generate data on gender, age, rank and salary for university staff. Preliminary data on the number of teaching staff and salaries was released this week but the full release is expected this fall.Follow @mrabson on Twitter-Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press.

Kevin O'Leary quits Conservative leadership race, supports Maxime Bernier-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-April 27, 2017

OTTAWA — Celebrity investor and reality-TV star Kevin O'Leary, who rattled Conservative cages three months ago when he joined the party's leadership race, did it again Wednesday by quitting a contest observers believe he had every chance of winning.O'Leary's stunning news — he's throwing his support behind Quebec rival Maxime Bernier — appeared to catch even some members of his campaign team off-guard as they gathered to prepare for Wednesday's final leadership debate.Behind the scenes, however, O'Leary has been mulling the idea for about a week, say sources, ever more convinced that as leader, he might never be able to rally enough support in Quebec to deliver a majority Conservative mandate in 2019."It's selfish to just take the leadership and say, 'Great, I'm the leader, now in 24 months I will lose for the party,'" the frank-talking "Shark Tank" star told a news conference in Toronto."That's not right. That's just wrong."The tipping point, he said, came when he saw Conservative membership numbers overall that were even higher than he expected, which meant he didn't have as large a share of the support as he thought he did.When he learned that ballots had already been printed and mailed, he decided to act, picking up a phone at 1:30 a.m. to call Bernier, a longtime Quebec MP, to pledge his support.The two share similar policies, while Bernier can deliver the number of seats the Tories need to form a majority government, O'Leary said.On the campaign trail, the two weren't exactly the best of friends. Bernier at one point called O'Leary a "loser," and each campaign more or less accused the other of voter fraud, though the allegations were never proven.But it was all smiles Wednesday as Bernier said the endorsement marks a turning point."As Kevin says, in Quebec the numbers for me are very good and the competition I had outside Quebec was really Kevin," Bernier said in French."And we're going to bring our forces together so we can win this race and then beat Justin Trudeau in 2019."O'Leary said he'll do whatever it takes to help Bernier, but defended the fact his campaign sent out a fundraising letter just hours before he dropped out. He said he still needs the funds and will continue to raise money, though he didn't explain why. His name will also remain on the ballot as the deadline to take it off has long passed.A lack of facility with French was always considered one of O'Leary's greatest liabilities.Still, O'Leary had plenty of assets: instant recognition, thanks to years of television exposure; a public image as a savvy financial manager; and a brash, no-nonsense, outsider approach that echoed the unlikely ascent of U.S. President Donald Trump.Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose thanked O'Leary for taking part in the race and focusing on young Canadians, who she said will be saddled with the bad economic decisions of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau."Kevin brought thousands of young Canadians into the party with a common sense Conservative message," Ambrose said in a statement Wednesday night.Candidate Kellie Leitch, who has also ripped pages from Trump's populist playbook, said O'Leary's departure opens a door for her."I was phoning them throughout the day," she said of his supporters, and she suggested some of his campaign team had already joined hers.The Conservative party said Tuesday there are 259,010 members eligible to vote.O'Leary claims to have signed up just over 35,000, and there's no guarantee any or all will agree to back Bernier."This is terrible!" Facebook visitor Nathan Welbourn wrote on O'Leary's page after the news broke. "I don't even know what to say and I can reassure you Kevin my vote is not going to Bernier."As a citizen of Quebec I had a lot of hope (in) you. Extremely disappointed."A major point of divergence between the two candidates is supply management, a Canadian mechanism for supporting dairy farmers popular in Quebec that has been making headlines as Trump promises to do battle with Canada over trade.Bernier supports abolishing the system, while O'Leary has called it vital to Canada's agriculture sector.The other Quebec candidate in the race, Steven Blaney, said since he also supports supply management, he feels he can capitalize on O'Leary's Quebec support."It's an opportunity to go and court the voters who were ready to make their first choice Mr. O'Leary," Blaney said.Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press.



Links to this post:

Create a Link



<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

archives