Friday, April 11, 2014

NO POST TODAY

Hopefully will be back in the swing of things on Monday. Thanks!

Monday, April 7, 2014

EARTH ON THE CUSP OF DESTRUCTION

VERY, very happy to see a posting by Seventhvial213 over the weekend! I've been checking every day since October 1 of last year, and it's good see him (her?) back.


Friday, April 4, 2014

IL BACIO DELLA MORTE

Interesting timing: the peace talks collapsed on Tuesday, and the 6-month interim deal between P5+1 and Iran ended yesterday.

But first, the first story I saw this morning from Yahoo when I logged on is that because of "negative steps from both sides," the peace talks appear to have collapsed.

Most of us had already gathered that. But Secretary John Kerry commented on the talks earlier today. Speaking from Morocco, Secretary Kerry says the U.S. will be "re-evaluating" what the U.S. will do about the talks, and then he cautioned that there is only so much the U.S. can do.

I bet.

Interesting that he spoke from Morocco. In the Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman rose up out of a pit to chants from prisoners (no less!)of "Rise! Rise!" using the Moroccan word.

Such strange things are in our movies nowadays, no?

It appears that the Israel National News also has concerns about that meeting on March 28, between President Obama and the Saudi Arabians. Mark Langfan's opinion piece suggests that there may be some dots to connect on what really went on in that meeting. Like . . . the Saudis didn't hear what they wanted to hear from Obama concerning Iran.

President Obama's interactions with Israel since taking office in 2009, has consisted of two main efforts: pressure Israel into giving up the West Bank and East Jerusalem to the Palestinians, and prevent Israel from interfering with Iran's nuclear program. President Obama has made it abundantly clear throughout his presidency that any Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities is completely unacceptable.

However, Langfan concludes his piece with his thoughts on precisely that scenario:

For Obama, after he creates a “West Bank” Palestinian state and/or if Iran develops a nuclear bomb, saving 6 million Jews will be outside “the United States’ limits.”

Israel is going to have to face Iran without the U.S., and possibly with Obama defending Iran by giving Iran a head’s-up warning when Israel launches any attack.

Obama's Kiss of Death to Saudi Arabia

Keeping with Iran, debka is noting that Russia apparently tossed a hot potato into Obama's lap yesterday, making good on a threat about any sanctions coming from Obama. Read it fast; debka doesn't keep its articles up for long.

Russia to back Iran in nuclear talks - Moscow’s “April surprise” for Western sanctions over Ukraine

The debka article goes on to note that an Iranian official openly boasted of how the Iranians took advantage of the six months to work on certain areas of their program that were not addressed in talks with the P5+1. AND the official seem to take a swipe at a boast from President Obama.

Referring to US President Barack Obama’s public statement last November that Iran had agreed to halt the Arak reactor project, Saleh pointed out: “The Arak reactor was never in operation for it to cease.”

Oops.

Not only is Russia now openly backing Iran in the nuclear talks in defiance of certain Western powers in general, and probably President Obama in particular, the Russians also gave the U.S. some advice about their take-over of Crimea.

Russia to U.S. on Crimea annexation: Accept it and move on

Yep, they told us to "get over it."

Obama is either mocked (relentlessly, no less) over Russia or Obamacare. We all have seen cartoon after cartoon after cartoon. It's always interesting, however, when someone out there manages to effectively combine the two.

Obama’s Foreign Policy. . .

And it's always interesting to see how the peace process and Obamacare are often intertwined. For instance, when I clicked on this article about Julie Boonstra, the cancer patient who lost access to the cancer medications she had been taking because the insurance offered to her thru Obamacare didn't cover the meds, I noticed the embedded video from FOX News. Though Bret Baer is reporting on Boonstra, you can see that the collapse of the peace talks was scrolling underneath. Remember, when the government shut down back in October over protests from certain House Representatives over Obamacare, Benjamin Netanyahu had been here in the U.S. to meet with President Obama about the peace talks and Iran. And later, when Netanyahu spoke at the U.N. General Assembly, he spoke from the podium while the U.S. government was officially shutdown. An incredible sign, indeed!

AFP Cancer patient getting death threats

Screen shot of the embedded video:



End Times Forecaster has written a post about the timing of the Fort Hood shooting and the Yellowstone quakes.

Fort Hood and Yellowstone

In the meantime, scientists are saying that there is nothing to the quakes in Yellowstone. In fact, Peter Cervelli, a scientist who has this REALLY long title (associate director for science and technology at the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Science Center in California), claims, ". . . neither the quake, the largest among hundreds that have struck near the geyser basin in the last seven months, nor the uplift suggest an eruption sooner than tens of thousands of years." (emphasis mine)

And that the video of bison running was just the bison feeling "frisky" that day.

Scientists Dismiss Claims That Yellowstone Volcano About to Erupt

Take from that what you will.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

PART 3 -- MARCH 28, PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND THE DENIAL OF FOOD

March 28th, our watch day, President Obama travels to Saudi Arabia.

The House of Saud has NOT been happy with President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, especially where Egypt, Iran, and Syria are concerned.

Presumably, Obama’s trip was to “smoothe” any concerns that the King may have had. We know that President Obama does care for the King because when Obama was first elected President in 2009, one of the first things he did was go on an “apology” tour and was photographed bowing to the King.

Now comes this curious event from the Obama-Saud meeting that indicates something went, shall we say, awry.

Let’s look at the curious parallel to an event four years ago, almost to the day!

One of the blogs I check out pretty much every day is Nice Deb. Nice Deb has this post dated April 1:

The Curious Case of Obama’s Cancelled State Dinner In Saudi Arabia

Excerpt:

The official word from the State Dept. is that the president’s trip to Saudi Arabia to “ease tensions” over US foreign policy in Egypt, Syria and Iran, brought the Americans and Saudis closer together, but there are indicators that things did not go terribly well. Reportedly, King Abdulah did not dispatch ”top royals” to the airport to greet Obama when he came in, nor were any sent to see him off. A state dinner that was planned, was called off, and after only a two hour talk, Obama left the king’s desert oasis outside the capital of Riyadh.

This “called off” state dinner occurred March 28.

Let’s flashback to March 25, 2010.

Reports: Netanyahu 'Humiliated' by Obama Snub

Remember? It was reported that President Obama walked out of a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu and went to eat with his family leaving Netanyahu standing there.

Exerpt:

For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Benjamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip viewed in Jerusalem as a humiliation.

And why did President Obama do this?

After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on settlements, Obama walked out of his meeting with Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with advisers and “let me know if there is anything new”, a U.S. congressman, who spoke to the Prime Minister, said.

“It was awful,” the congressman said. One Israeli newspaper called the meeting “a hazing in stages”. . . “ (See Footnote)

That’s right! President Obama wanted some concessions, written concessions, right then and there on no more housing being built in Jerusalem, and when Benjamin Netanyahu did not comply, President Obama “humiliated” him.

By denying Netanyahu the opportunity to dine with his family.

This incident was not alone. A prior incident had occurred with Joe Biden, in which, during a visit to Jerusalem, he had been invited to dine with Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife at their residence, but Biden made them wait almost two hours in a very public snub of the Netanyahu’s cordiality.

I wrote about these two incidences.

FOOD DELAYED, FOOD DENIED AND A FERRARI f430

Now, four years later, we are hearing of a snub from the Saudis to Obama involving food. Nice Deb writes in her post that the State Department is denying that they ever mentioned a state dinner for President Obama, although it is clear that it was tweeted (tweet now deleted), and that hard copies of Obama’s schedule that were handed out to the press had to be returned.

Excerpt:

On March 28, Bill Hennessy reported that the White House did not downplay the schedule change – they tried to deny that one took place at all.

The White House is now denying there was dinner scheduled. They’ve scrubbed all references from the White House web site, they’ve demanded return of printed copies of the schedule (and the state media complied). They’ve even deleted a State Department tweet about the dinner.

Amazing!

It is clear we are not to know that Obama was denied an honor, that of having an official meal with the King.

We have noted a pattern, repeatedly, that what is done to Israel is done unto us, and many a time that “done unto us” part has been exact. President Obama denied food to Netanyahu and Biden publicly snubbed his dinner invitation, and now it was done to Obama by the Saudis.  It appears that an invitation to a state dinner was rescinded.

Nearly 4 years to the day!

But there may even be more in this mix.

The visit between Obama and the Saudis occurred March 28. On Monday, April 1, we heard that Abbas walked away from the peace talks by doing something he, as a concession for peace talks, had agreed prior not to do -- appeal to the UN before the end of April in a bid for a Palestinian state.

Could there be something to this timing considering it came with 48 hours of the Obama-Saudi meeting?

Could there be something to the fact the breakdown occurred on April "Fool's" Day?

Was April 1st as good a day as any to send a message that someone was a "fool"?

Flashback to October 2013.

The world from here: Will the Saudis now derail Palestinian Israeli peace talks?

Excerpt (emphasis mine):

It’s no secret that Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is fuming over Washington’s Middle East policies. The recent public rupture between Riyadh and Washington may be the worst crisis in relations with America’s top Arab ally since the close relationship was established more than 80 years ago. . . .

Saudi exasperation may also derail Palestinian and Israeli peace talks. . . .

According to a source close to the Palestinian leadership, the Saudis told visiting Palestinian Authority senior officials during the Haj pilgrimage that the Saudis expect the Palestinians to distance themselves from the US in support of the Saudi rift with Washington.

The Saudis annual contribution of tens of millions of dollars to the PA budget should ensure that PA President Mahmoud Abbas honors the request.

The source close to the PA leadership also indicated that it would be reasonable to expect hard line Saudi statements and pressure against any Palestinian concessions or compromises.

. . . the Saudis also realize how important solving the Palestinian problem is for the Obama administration.

And with the Saudi leadership realizing that it has no current replacement for its critical Middle East partnership with Washington, Abdullah may be more than ready to torpedo the Middle East peace process and sacrifice the Palestinians in a desperate effort to get the Obama administration to save the Middle East.

So . . . it is clear that for some time now the Saudis have been ‘fuming’ over the way President Obama has been handling situations in the Middle East. That “fuming’ has led them to be willing to publicly humiliate President Obama in the peace talks for no other reason than because the talks are important to him.

Really think about that.

We, here in the U.S., have seen on more than one occasion how President Obama handles those whom he considers adversaries (polite word for ‘enemies’), particularly in the GOP or the Tea Party, who don’t agree with him. He has no problem publicly being contemptuous,condescending or snarky. And those are the polite words.

Don’t like Paul Ryan’s budget plan?

Invite him to hear you speak, sit him on the front row, then publicly “b****h” slap him.

Don’t like Eric Cantor’s reluctance in debt ceiling talks?

Invite him to the White House, sit him at the table, and then publicly remind him that “elections have consequences.”

Don’t like John McCain’s attempts to resolve budget differences?

Invite him to the White House, sit him at the table, and then publicly remind him ‘who won’ and ‘who lost’ in the last election.

Don’t like that certain Iranian scientists have died?

Invite the New York Times, or some media like that, to the White House and then publicly publish that the Israelis ‘need to stop that.’

Don’t like it that the Israelis have slowed the nuclear program with a computer virus?

Get the NY Times back in the Oval House and once more publicly publish that the Israelis “ain’t all that,” the U.S. came up with that virus.

Don’t like U.S. citizens, or as President Obama frequently refers to them, folks, complaining to their representatives about Obamacare to the point that said representatives shut down the government in protest?

Then demand the formerly helpful and friendly National Park Service officers put on their black boots and erect barricades in front of an open-air WW2 memorial so wounded vets in wheelchairs can’t pay their respects to their fallen buddies, put up cones in front of Mt Rushmore, put tourists at Yellowstone under a form of house arrest where they don't dare watch Old Faithful erupt and make sure that that “old” couple who has lived in Yellowstone Park for about 20 years vacate their home.

And, oh, yeah! make sure funds to help children with cancer stay put in the bank because as Obama’s faithful ally Senator Reid made plain in so many words, “Why would we want to give funds during the shutdown that help children?"

That will teach said citizens to complain to their representatives!

All that to say this:

We can almost guarantee that President Obama went into that meeting with the Saudis with the view that his opinions on Iran, Syria, Egypt, Crimea and the peace talks were the only right opinions in the room. We have seen him do this time and time again. He is convinced that he is the only one in the room who has got it right. Never mind that he’s never lived in the Middle East, and that region has many unique problems.

Whatever happened, he was sent off without dinner and without any top level diplomat to escort him.

Almost how Benjamin Netanyahu was left to leave the White House on his own, right?

NEXT THING WE KNOW, the Palestinians have imploded the peace talks.

What did our debka article tell us yesterday?

debkafile’s sources report that the US Secretary’s plan to visit Ramallah and Jerusalem Wednesday, April 2, to tie up the last ends of his new package, is now up in the air, the subject of frantic consultations in Washington.

The purpose of Kerry’s visit was to “tie up the last ends of his new package.” It appears that he went there with the belief that he was now on the 1-yard line to having this done. Who knows, but some printer back in Washington, D.C., may have been putting the final touches on the “Mission Accomplished” banner.

Right along with the Obamacare "7 million!" banner.

But what happens instead?

Abbas presents Kerry with a whole new list of demands of Israel, if peace talks are to continue. Impossible demands. Demands that could possibly collapse Netanyahu’s coalition, and would have certain members of the Knesset in an uproar, not to mention the Israeli public.

And as ridiculous as the demands are, Kerry still presents them to Netanyahu AND spends valuable time PRESSURING Netanyahu to concede to them!

After meeting with Obama, did the Saudis make a phone call? Isn’t the timing of this just a little suspect? It was clear back in October, before even meeting with Obama, that the Saudis were so ticked off at him that they were willing to have a hand in derailing the peace talks simply because they understood how important this matter is to Obama.

The Saudis may have withheld pressure from Abbas at that time simply so the terrorists that Israel promised to release would be released. That is simply a guess as we don’t know for sure why they didn’t go ahead and collapse the talks back in the Fall when it is clear there were murmurings about doing such a thing.

Now, they met with Obama on Friday, March 28, and spoke to him about situations that matter to them very much. By the end of that meeting, dinner had been cancelled and Obama was out the door with no one from the House of Saud accompanying him, according to the report.

And by Monday, the peace talks are completely derailed.

-----------------------------------------------

Footnote:

Note in the article that Netanyahu and his team did not wish to use the telephones at the White House because they were concerned that their conversations would be listened to. Now, we know that concern was totally legitimate.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE PEACE PROCESS SINCE MARCH 22

Because of the length of this post, I am breaking it down into 3 parts. Part 2 is now posted (below), and Part 3, which will cover a specific event with President Obama from exactly 4 years ago in 2010, that I guarantee you he did not see coming back to haunt him in 2014, will be posted tomorrow. 

PART 1 -- REVIEWING MARCH 22 AND THE PEACE PROCESS


As I compose this post this morning, Oklahoma is watching the weather. Central Oklahoma will be coming under a moderate risk for tornadoes later this afternoon and evening. That means keeping the local news station on should they switch over to wall-to-wall coverage of storms approaching the metroplex and having a plan to vacate to the storm cellar should the situation warrant.


I have used that very scenario dozens of times to explain why I blog about some of the situations in the news. Some news events bear watching because they involve Israel. Anytime a U.S. president (not just President Obama, but any U.S. president) has pressured Israel to divide the land promised to Abraham in Genesis, “things” have happened back here in the states, either on the same day or within 24 hours. There are a number of us who have documented such “same-day” happenings time and time again. (see footnote 1)

A few days ago, we heard rumors that the peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians broke down. As this storm system sets up across the Plains States, we are learning, via Debka, just how badly the talks have not just stalled, but disintegrated. More on that in Part 2.

It was Saturday, March 22, that we learned that Abbas had said “No,” to Obama on three core issues.

TV report: Abbas said ‘no’ to Obama on 3 core peace issues

Strangely enough, it was on the same day, Saturday, March 22, that the horrific Oso mudslide occurred in Washington state.

Wikipedia notes:

Excluding landslides caused by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or dam collapses, this is the deadliest single landslide event in United States history.

Oso, Washington, mudslide

This reminded me of what Daniel at Prayers for the People had written in The Vision: The Trigger, about a giant garbage slide hitting a man on the edge of a precipice and the name “Israel” being in front of him. (see footnote 2)

Curiously, President Obama tweeted a selfie on February 26, of him looking into the largest abyss we have here in the U.S., the Grand Canyon. He did this shortly before meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel about the peace process on March 3.



AS WE APPROACH MONDAY

Then we started watching March 28, because that was the day the “Obama-Kerry framework” was rumored as the day to be revealed.

AS WE APPROACH MARCH 28

And March 28 turned out to be quite an interesting day.

First, the movie Noah debuted, and 20 seconds after the “end of the world scene” began, a strong 5.1 earthquake rattled throughout Los Angeles down to San Diego. The time -- 9:11. Over 100 aftershocks have been felt since then.

Second, earthquakes have not been limited to L.A. Mt. Hood in Oregon has registered over 100 small earthquakes, and Oklahoma has had several earthquakes strong enough to be felt over large parts of central Oklahoma.

Third, Yellowstone had a strong 4.8 earthquake. While Yellowstone has often had earthquake swarms, sometimes numbering in the thousands, many of those quakes are too small to be felt. However, the 4.8 earthquake alarmed a number of observers, not just because it was the strongest in Yellowstone in 29 years (some sources say 34 years), but because of the location -- on the western edge of the Yellowstone caldera, an area which has seen over 10 inches of uplift since 2004.

What Would An Eruption Of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Look Like?

The End Times Forecaster had been watching March 28th for reasons in addition to the peace process, and he had been watching for a possible Yellowstone event, and had wondered if something could occur on the 28th, such as an eruption. As information about the Yellowstone earthquake and the other earthquake swarms began to emerge, ETF and I kept in touch via emails.

Yellowstone, the L.A. earthquake, Obama, Israel, and 3/28/14

Fortunately, an eruption did not occur, but the 4.8 on that date certainly got the attention of a number of scientists.

It should get our attention, too. The 28th wasn’t just notable for the two strong earthquakes and multiple earthquake swarms, but it was also notable because of two FOREIGN POLICY events that are really speaking volumes as to where this administration is right now.

And it “ain’t” in a good place.

PART 2 -- MARCH 28, THE PEACE TALKS, AND JONATHAN POLLARD

The peace talks the the U.S. had been brokering between the Israelis and the Palestinians appear to have collapsed. Utterly.

There is a reason why the U.S. should not negotiate with terrorists, which is what the foundation of Yasser Arafat’s PLO is founded upon, and that’s because terrorists, once they are convinced they have the upper hand, will ALWAYS up the ante, no matter how much is already going their way.

And that’s exactly what Abbas did.

Debka has an article today outlining what led to the collapse. (Emphasis in excerpts mine)

Abbas dumps another US-led peace effort, Kerry gives up on shuttle, Pollard release recedes

First, Abbas did not walk away from the negotiations. Instead, according to debka, Abbas “simply turned his back on the commitment he made ahead of the talks to refrain from unilateral applications to UN bodies while they were in progress. As soon as the US Secretary flew off to Brussels, he sent out applications for “the independent Palestinian state” to join 12 UN agencies as members.”

Understand -- as soon as Kerry boarded a plane and was off on his merry way to Brussels, Abbas did what he said he would not do -- made unilateral applications to various UN bodies.

What a boomerang upon this administration, which is often accused, particularly where Obamacare is concerned, of doing just that -- doing what they said they would not do (publicly, no less!).

Did Kerry know Abbas was going to do this? Was this all for show? Possibly. A number of my readers, and I certainly agree with them, never believed Abbas had any intentions of signing a peace deal with Netanyahu. Abbas’ intentions were to get as many concessions and prisoners freed as possible then walk.

And President Obama and Secretary Kerry certainly made it easier for Abbas to make such demands as they, particularly President Obama, have communicated on a number of occasions strong empathy for the “plight” of the Palestinians and their staunch belief that Israel is the “bad guy” in this neighborhood.

Team Obama Considers Israel a 'Hostile Power'

Debka further notes:

This was after the Palestinian leader upped his price for meeting Kerry’s request to extend peace diplomacy from April up until the end of the year. He demanded that Israel raise the number of 26 Palestinians due to be released from jail this weekend, to 1,000. They must also include Israeli Arabs.

He was not satisfied with Israel’s offer to free another 400 terrorists and accept a partial settlement freeze; Israel must release the same number as it traded for Gilead Shalit, the Israeli hostage held by Hamas, he said. . . .

When he landed in Israel Monday night, Kerry brought Israel the fresh Palestinian demand for a tenfold increase in the number of Palestinian security prisoners listed for the fourth round of releases – 420 instead of the original 30 – to include also Israeli Arabs, which a large number of ministers oppose.

This is why it is dangerous to negotiate with terrorists -- they always want more. Many in Israel have been angered by and have protested against the release of dangerous prisoners, many of whom committed acts of terrorism that resulted in the deaths of Israelis, as a “gesture of goodwill” toward the Palestinians.

Debka makes clear that Netanyahu was hesitant. His coalition might collapse under such a strain.

Perhaps that is a “side effect” that Obama and Kerry are hoping for. Who knows?

In addition to a 10-fold increase in the number of Palestinian prisoners to be released, Abbas had an additional “requirement.”

Israel was also required to accept a freeze on settlement construction on the West Bank as well as Jerusalem.

These concessions were the Palestinians’ price for accepting the extension of talks up until the end of this year.

. . . the Palestinians, fully conscious of Kerry’s objective and his pressure on Netanyahu, saw their chance to continually up their stipulations for more Israeli concessions as the price for keeping the talks afloat.

Let’s remember that until President Obama came to office, not building in Jerusalem had never been a condition for peace talks -- HE was the one who injected THAT into the peace talks and the Palestinians slapped themselves on the forehead and said, “Why didn’t we think of that?”

To counter obvious reluctance, Secretary Kerry was willing to backtrack on a subject that he has, at least publicly, held strong objections -- the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

Yeah, Secretary Kerry was against Pollard’s release before he was for it.

To “sweeten” the pot for Netanyahu, debka is reporting that Kerry dangled the prospect, not promise, but prospect of releasing Pollard in exchange for Netanyahu accepting Abbas’ far-reaching demands.

Excerpts:

Kerry agreed to put the squeeze on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu yet again. He even dangled the ultimate inducement of the possible release (no promises) of Jonathan Pollard, who has served 30 years of a life sentence in a US jail for spying for Israel.

Netanyahu has been fighting for Pollard’s freedom for more than 16 years, hoping that repeated US-initiated peace negotiations with the Palestinians would provide an opening. He came close to success in 1998 when President Bill Clinton promised to release him, but then recanted in the face of furious CIA objections. . . .

Administrations sources in Washington confirmed that the Pollard case would be open to discussion on certain conditions – i.e. further and bigger concessions to the Palestinians.

And here is something that is really disturbing (again, emphasis mine):

Appreciating the high value of the Pollard card, the US Secretary tried using it as a lever to extract a really major Israel concession, beyond even the latest Palestinians demands. He pushed Netanyahu hard for a far-reaching step capable of generating a dramatic breakthrough for the US peace effort he is leading. . . .

So instead of shuttling back and forth between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Kerry spent most of Monday night and again Tuesday morning leaning heavily on Netanyahu for an ultimate concession for the ultimate prize of a freed Pollard.

We are not told what the “really major Israel concession, BEYOND even the latest Palestinians demans” is. WHAT did the administration ask for? WHAT did they push for? WHAT was BEYOND EVEN what the Palestinians had asked for?

We are not told.

Debka offers two answers as to why Kerry was pushing Netanyahu so hard to concede.

1. President Barack Obama, unwilling to be associated with the imminent collapse of yet another US-sponsored Middle East peace effort, made it clear that he has not made up his mind about Pollard’s release.

2. He (Kerry) turned to Netanyahu because Abbas is frozen immovably in demand mode.

Jonathan Pollard, in the meantime, has put in his two cents worth -- while he would like to get out of prison, he does not want his freedom if it means that Netanyahu will cave and let 100s of Palestinian terrorists go free.

So here we have it.

The talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians have broken down, in a big way. The terrorists did what terrorists do -- make bigger demands, demands too big to meet.

And then our Secretary of State, most likely with the President’s knowledge, pushed for “something” from Netanyahu, we are not told what that “something” was that BEYOND EVEN what the Palestinians had asked for.

Debka concludes where the situation is now, and uses some interesting words to summarize.

Those obstacles were still in force when the US Secretary flew out to Brussels Tuesday morning after a second round of talks with Netanyahu. What he managed to do was to shift the focus of US-Israeli-Palestinian negotiations to new terrain – American.

We have the words “shift” “focus” “terrain” and “American.” Those words are used to describe where the peace process is now. But those words can also be used to describe earthquakesEven the "10-fold" increase in prisoner release is intriguing, because on the Richter scale, each magnitude is a "10-fold" increase in power. An 8.3 is ten times stronger than an 8.2.

As I close part 2 of this post, reports are still coming in of the incredible 8.2 earthquake that struck off Iquique, Chile late last night. The earthquake struck 60 miles off the coast and generated a tsunami that has already struck the coastline wreaking havoc with fishing boats and homes and buildings close to the waterline. There have been numerous reports of collapsed buildings, fires, damage to the airport and several casualties.

Thousands of earthquake-hit Chileans return home as country calls off tsunami alert after 8.2 tremor leaves six dead and forces evacuations along the entire coast

Chile had already experienced a strong 6.7 earthquake on March 16. Many were hoping that that was the main quake and any further earthquakes would be less in intensity. That turned out not to be the case.

Interesting that Drudge noted that 300 prisoners escaped following the Chile earthquake.



L.A. experienced a strong 5.1 on the 28th. Like Chile, there had also been a strong quake a few days before -- a 4.7 earthquake on March 17. And even prior to that, on March 10, there was a strong 6.9 just off Humboldt, California. On March 13, a rare whale event occurred in which nearly 100 rarely seen false killer whales were observed in a giant pod.

"IMAGINE THE UNIMAGINABLE" PART 2

March has been busy for notable earthquakes in both North, as well as now South, America, as Obama and Kerry exert tremendous pressure on Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israelis to make “far-reaching” concessions in the name of peace.

Earthquakes occur because of pressure -- pressure that builds until something gives.  That is what we are witnessing with the peace process -- Obama and Kerry are exerting pressure on Netanyahu until he gives.

President Obama is leaving behind in his wake one foreign policy blunder after another. Debka makes it clear that he does not want to be associated with failure where the peace talks are concerned. What pressure is he willing to exert to get his legacy? What is it that he wants, even BEYOND what the Palestinians demanded?

PART 3 -- MARCH 28, PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND THE DENIAL OF FOOD
---------------------------------------------------------------

FOOTNOTES

1) MINI-RANT ALERT:

I know, I am a broken record here. Sorry. But some of my readers would be shocked by how often I am accused of witchcraft and divination for trying to “predict” the future by scanning headlines and trying “to read” them like “tea leaves” or “animal intestines,” or throwing the headlines like “runes” and trying to fortune tell.

If that’s the case, then there’s no point in looking both ways before stepping out in traffic, and there’s no point in telling the grandkids not to play in the street, and there’s no point in watching the weather BECAUSE I MIGHT anticipate something bad could happen, and since that is the same as PREDICTING, then that is the same as fortune-telling, so better not pay attention.

I understand the real point of such trolling is to discourage me from posting. Not gonna happenI have stated time and time again that the purpose of this blog is to note events that happen on the same day or within 24-48 hours of peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians or talks or events with Iran's nuclear program.  And that's exactly what I am doing.

Pastor John Kilpatrick, who has stated that he believes that there is coming a day when a great storm will come against the dollar (which that certainly may be underway) and the New Madrid will rumble to life again, has said that when we come against Israel, it is not prophesying, you can plain predict that something will happen.

Too many people who stop and study the matter see this is true time and time again.

So it’s not divination. It is stating there is a pattern and it can be seen repeatedly.

Also, I don’t know who said it but it appears to be true: God judges individuals in eternity; He judges nations in real time.

Footnote 2:

By mentioning The Vision: The Trigger, I am NOT saying that the mudslide that occurred is fulfillment of what Daniel saw, because it is not. What I am saying is that the mudslide reminded me of what Daniel saw, and I was noting the timing of Obama tweeting a picture of him on a abyss just ahead of talks with Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and the occurrence of the mudslide, which occurred on the same day that Abbas said, “No,” to Obama on three core issues. Abbas’ “No” surely meant that Obama would increase pressure on Netanyahu to salvage the situation that Abbas was damaging.

Monday, March 31, 2014

PEACE PROCESS AND EARTHQUAKE SWARMS

My! What a busy weekend for many in the western half of the U.S.

By now, most everybody knows that a strong earthquake rattled southern California and nerves on Friday night. Apparently the quake struck at 9:11, and 20 seconds after the "Judgment scene" in Noah began. Koenig put up a screenshot of one Twitter user's observation.



I generally don't go to bed until I've watched the top stories from our local news station at 10 p.m., and then go to bed after the weather segment. As I was waiting for the News 9 anchor to switch over to our meteorologist, a noticeable earthquake shook the house. There was a rumble as though a heavy vehicle was coming up the driveway and then the front door started creaking and then several objects rattled.

We've had a swarm of nearly two dozen earthquakes here in Oklahoma since Friday night. Most of the swarm has been located near Crescent, Oklahoma. The other quakes occurred near Choctaw and Hennessey.

And we are hearing of the strongest quake to strike Yellowstone in 29 years struck on the western edge of the caldera, followed by an earthquake swarm there.

And Mt. Hood in Oregon has also experienced over 100 small earthquakes. Mt. Hood apparently last erupted in the late 1700s.

Mt. Hood earthquake swarm

Look at what was going on with the peace process at the same time as these four earthquake swarms.

First, if the framework was revealed on the 28th, I haven't seen it though I have checked multiple news sources.

What we do know is that Israel did not release the next scheduled batch of Palestinian prisoners.

Why?

In part, because the Palestinians refuse to acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state.

We do know that right on time and as expected President Obama and Secretary John Kerry blame the Israelis, not Abbas, for the breakdown in talks, AND say that Israel's refusal to release the prisoners is a violation of the "terms of talks."

US: No Palestinian prisoner release is violation of terms of talks

In the past, when Israel has released prisoners to appease Obama's demands, we've seen a "prisoner issue" come up back here in the states. This time is no different.

Report: Obama Admin Released Tens of Thousands of Illegal Immigrant Criminals

Since Israel has not released the last batch of "promised" prisoners, Obama and Kerry are now saying, "Nice little state you got there, Israel. Too bad we can't help you in the U.N. keep it."

US officials: We can't stop Palestinian UN statehood bid if talks fail

And apparently, to punish Israel for her "recalcitrance," Obama and Kerry might demand even more prisoners of Israel.

Washington demands flexibility of Israel, raising the possibility of another prisoner release of long-serving prisoners as a gesture to the Palestinians.

Part of the Obama-Kerry framework appears to include the giving away of Israel's West Bank, the Jordan Valley. The Jordan Valley is a strategic security point for Israel. Obama and Kerry have offered a high-tech security fence, perhaps similar to what is on the border between the U.S. and Canada, as protection. We aren't 100 percent certain that that is in the framework, but it is rumored to be.

Let's flashback for a second. We all remember Ariel Sharon and the Gaza pullout. Sharon was the prime minister of Israel who oversaw the Gaza pullout in August of 2005. A group of rabbis pronounced a curse upon him for his role, and a short time later Sharon suffered a massive stroke from which he never recovered, and he passed away in early January, just as Kerry was leaving Israel after being there to persuade the Israelis to give up the West Bank.

Back to today. Debka is reporting that Ehud Olmert, prime minister of Israel after Ariel Sharon, was convicted today, Monday, March 31, by Tel Aviv District Court Judge David Rosen of "the most severe bribe charges ever leveled against an Israeli public figure, making him liable for a stiff prison sentence."

Olmert was forced to step down from the office of Prime Minister in 2009. Debka explains why.

Ehud Olmert convicted of taking bribes five years after being forced out as premier

Let's flashback to an interview Olmert gave in May 2013:

More than four years after he offered the Palestinians a state with a sovereign share of Jerusalem and 100% of the West Bank, with some one-for-one land swaps, former prime minister Ehud Olmert accused PA President Mahmoud Abbas of lacking the guts to take the deal.

Abbas failed to accept my peace offer because he’s ‘no hero,’ says Olmert

That's right! Olmert offered 100 percent of the West Bank and a piece of Jerusalem, and the Palestinians said no.

Obama and Kerry are offering the same.

Now, Olmert is found guilty of bribery charges and will NOT be remembered as the prime minister who brought peace but rather, he will be remembered as "that guy who went to prison for being corrupt."

Debka notes this:

Many ordinary Israelis will be asking how a politician of Ehud Olmert’s ilk was allowed to reach such high station with responsibility for distributing the national wealth as minister of trade and commerce and the authority to decide if and when the country went to war as prime minister.

Indeed, the same is asked of President Obama. How did a community organizer with no particular political accomplishments manage to attain the highest office in the United States?

And the guy curiously tweets, on occasion, selfies in prison settings.

What's up with that?

I noted December 6, in my post, PARTY INTERRUPTED, that Obama tweeted a picture of himself in prison as a tribute to Nelson Mandela's death. Curiously, this occurred at the same time Kerry was meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu about giving up the West Bank to the Palestinians.

PARTY INTERRUPTED

And speaking of "ilk," Michael Goodwin at the New York Post has written quite a bit this morning about Obama and that which he has sown he is beginning to reap.

Chickens come home to roost for Obama

His title evokes memories of Jeremiah Wright. Shortly after 9/11, Wright spoke of the U.S. standing with Israel against the Palestinians and then referenced Malcolm X by saying, "America's chickens are coming home to roost." His remarks struck many as implying that the U.S. was responsible for bringing the 9/11 attacks upon herself.

Jeremiah Wright Controversy: The Fall of Jerusalem

In my March 20th post, I noted Obama is being RELENTLESSLY MOCKED about Obamacare and by the Russians. Well, the "relentless mocking" is not easing.

Here is the Obamacare part:

‘Saturday Night Live’ Relentlessly Mocks the Way Obama Is Selling His Health Care Law

Here is the Russian part, though this is more taunting than mocking.

On March 28, our watch day, Voice of Russia wrote that it's Russia that holds the fate of the U.S. dollar in its paw.

Russia’s secret weapon: crashing US economy by collapsing petrodollar

Prominent U.S. trader warns Russia can collapse U.S. economy anytime it wants

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts noted this in a recent interview about what might be Vladimir Putin's mindset as Putin observes how President Obama is handling the Ukraine crisis:

“What does this do to Putin? Putin has been very low key. He’s been very diplomatic. He sits there and watches this and he says:

“What are these Americans up to? Here they bring a direct strategic threat to Russia, right here in my backyard. They are trying to put Ukraine in Nato so they can put missile bases on the Russian border with Ukraine. They tried to grab Russia’s only warm-water naval base, the port we’ve had since Catherine the Great in the 18th century. Why are they doing this? Why these amazing provocations against Russia?”

... So that’s what the idiots in Washington have brought about. They’ve convinced a nuclear power that can wipe the United States off the face of the Earth, and certainly Europe, that they cannot be trusted.

They’ve made it impossible for the Russian government to work with them. They are demonizing Russia, trying to isolate it, trying to punish it for doing nothing -- except not collapsing before American aggression. And so what can he (Putin) do? Prepare for war. This is extremely dangerous.

Any government that is so reckless as Washington is, to create this impression in the government of a strategic nuclear power, any government that would do this is insane. This is a form of recklessness and irresponsibility on the part of the Obama regime and its European puppets that is insane. The whole world is at stake.”

The whole interview is worth a read.

Paul Craig Roberts: The Greatest Crisis in Mankind's History

And adding a bit of interesting information and going places on the Bible Wheel that my post RELENTLESSLY MOCKING did not go, Carlos at Chozeh and Nabiy took a look at the number 13013.

Obama the Double Rebel?

I certainly appreciate the additional information.

So . . . where are we at in this process? Apparently Secretary Kerry might return to Israel in the next few days in an attempt to salvage the peace talks. Perhaps that is why the four earthquake swarms over the weekend were not more serious -- the peace talks hit significant snags and did not advance to the next level. Indeed, they appear on verge of collapse, although that is highly unlikely to happen. I don't think Obama or Kerry will relent in their pressure on Israel to give up something, anything, to keep them going.

Kerry considering return to the region to salvage peace talks; Abbas to meet with Palestinian leadership Monday to discuss further steps if Israel doesn't release fourth group of prisoners

I don't link often to Dutchsinse, but he did put out a YouTube that shows the locations of these earthquake swarms in relation to the North American craton, a geological feature that I don't know much about but believe it may play a role in our earthquakes.

Friday, March 28, 2014

AS 'NOAH' DEBUTS

How fitting! As "Noah," starring Russell Crowe, debuts today, one of the biggest controversies surrounding the "epic" film is that there is found no mention of God at any time in the movie. That was exactly how the world was back then, according to Genesis 6. The world had so totally abandoned God that no mention of Him was to be found anywhere. The people of that time were following after Satan and his fallen comrades, and following hard. They had abandoned any sense of decency or goodness or wholesomeness, and most certainly holiness.

Except for Noah.

Noah chose to remain true to Jehovah, and thus, he became isolated in a sense. Genesis 6:9 makes mention that Noah was "perfect in his generations," meaning his family had not participated in the abundant sexual sins that Satan and his rebel angels had thrust upon mankind. Noah's DNA was not intermingled with the DNA of the "sons of God," thus his offspring were not giants nor demigods.

As I was looking up Genesis 6 at Bible Gateway, this ad was at the top of the page.


What timing, right?

And don't you like the accompanying disclaimer? "This is not Noah 101 from the book of Genesis . . . "

Indeed, the two Noah's are not the same.

"Noah 101," according to 2 Peter 2:5, was a "preacher of righteousness."

And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

Crowe's Noah, according to the Arkansas vernacular that I am used to, "ain't anything of the kind."

Instead, Crowe's Noah has been remade to what the people of today want him to be -- an environmentalist who receives premonitions of a coming catastrophic flood who seeks to save as many animals as possible.

Or something like that.

It doesn't really matter what Noah does in the movie, just as long as no one brings in "that guy," you know, "God."

This American-made movie reflects wholeheartedly what today's Americans value -- freedom! The ultimate freedom, which is freedom from God.

America began in earnest to remove God from society in 1962, when the Supreme Court ruled against prayer in public school. Madeleine Murray O'Hair pushed the rebellion further when she filed a lawsuit in 1963, to cause schools to no longer allow children to read aloud from the Bible. The Supreme Court agreed with her, thus, God was expelled from school for being too morally straitlaced, and public schools have never been the same since. Now the only kind of "praying" in schools is the "preying" of teachers upon students. A week doesn't go by without hearing of some teacher some where in the U.S. who is caught having sex with a student, or students, either in his or her car, or even his or her classroom.  Or a broom closet.  And it's not just male teachers, it's also female teachers. It has become unbelievable!

Since 1963, teenage pregnancies, not to mention abortions, have skyrocketed. Drug and alcohol addictions among our school-age children is heartbreaking. And if it isn't teachers preying upon students, it's other students preying upon other students -- bullying has become so commonplace that there are often reports of young people in the news because of unrelenting attacks from other students, especially on social media. Some of these students are forced to move to different cities, or states. Some students file lawsuits. Some just kill themselves. Parents often vent their frustrations to news reporters because they believe school administrators turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to their child's plight.

And some of America's most infamous mass shootings have occurred at schools, such as Columbine and Sandy Hook.

The true irony is that O'Hair's lawsuit alleged that reading the Bible in school was tantamount to "bullying" to her son William, and the Supreme Court agreed. Now, bullying is one of the biggest problems our school students face. Daily. And William went on to become an evangelist. Our family went to hear him speak when he came to Oklahoma back in the late 1990s.

Removal of God from schools is just the tip of the iceberg, but it is a tip that has impacted millions of families across these United States. Just like the Titanic and her fateful iceberg, millions of families have sunk since 1963. Very few families have escaped being impacted by events at their public schools.

God and His Ten Commandments are not allowed in our courtrooms. Our Supreme Court does not fear Him; in fact, He appears to be of no interest to the justices. They have made (and still make) many decisions thru the years as though they would never have to give account of themselves.

The government wants nothing to do with Him. It doesn't matter how many government officials claim that they have a "personal faith" in God; if they don't live their lives to reflect His Holiness then they have succeeded in only fooling themselves into thinking they are something they are not. The laws they pass reflect more of where their faith lies than any words they may say on the campaign trail or in funding-raising letters to the yokels back home. If they support laws that protect the killing of the unborn and the tearing down of the traditional family that God established early on (as Kirk Cameron once said, marriage is as old as the Garden of Eden, it's as old as dirt), then they've totally missed the point -- it takes more than saying someone believes in God, they have to live lives that show the fear of God.

No, Americans today do not want anything as old school as God. And that's why we've come to the place we are at -- a Noah who isn't the Noah of the Bible because no one wants a preacher of righteousness any more. Today's America does not fear God, therefore, they do not fear rewriting His Word so that it says what they want it to say.

Revelation 22: 18 and 19 tells us that it is a dangerous thing to change the Word of God to mean something other than what it says.

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

As "Noah" opens in theaters tonight, Cindy by the Sea's post is very timely.

Take warning, take warning!

In 1995, Madeleine Murray O'Hair, along with one son and a granddaughter, went missing. In 2001, their bodies, or at least their body parts, were found severely mutilated in Texas. Her death was confirmed by an implant number on a prosthetic hip found among the remains. She and her son and granddaughter had been apparently tortured and cut to pieces with a saw.

Take from that what you will.

O'Hair wanted God out of school. "Noah" shows that today's Americans want God out of the Bible.

You decide which is more frightening.

We may truly be at the place where little more can be done, at least on a national level. On an individual level, as long as there is breath in your body and the Rapture has not occurred, you can still repent from your sins, which are those acts, deeds, thoughts, that separate you from God, and call out to Jesus to be saved. Like the door that closed on the ark belonging to "Noah 101," the door to this age is closing. Which side will you be on? Where will you find yourself? Inside or out? With Him or without Him?

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. --Roman 10:13

Behold, I (Jesus) stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. --Revelation 3:20

Past posts on Noah, Russell Crowe, nephilim and Genesis 6.