Thursday, October 31, 2013

10/31 NEWS LINKS

It is simply incredible to see how many people are being quite bold in asserting that Obama lied about his signature legislation.

Bill Maher: President Obama Lied

Chris Christie: President Obama didn't tell the truth

Jonah Goldberg: Obama's big lie

Clarence Page: Obama Deliberately Lied About Obamacare

Ben Shapiro: President lied

Joe Scarborough: Of course Obama lied

Piers Morgan: President told "barefaced lie"

Watching this: Syrian army base rocked again overnight by explosions, Israel implicated

And this: Suspicious Observers mentions the Halloween tornado warning across 14 states as does Accuweather and The Weather Channel.



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NEWS LINKS:

A BIBLE CHAPTER -- 2 CHRONICLES 3

FUKUSHIMA: 'We've opened a door to hell and may never be able to close it'

JEHOVAH: Names of God (H/T cjlilly)

NEWS IN TWO MINS: Dangerous cattle steroid being re-introduced into U.S. stocks, NSA spying on Vatican, measles outbreak in Canada, Fukushima's fuel rods

OBAMA: Obama's biggest lie

OBAMACARE: Summary of articles about Sebelius' testimony before Congress

OBAMACARE: Body language expert: Obama in personal crisis mode over website glitches

OBAMACARE: CNN: White House BULLYING insurance companies to keep quiet about Obamacare problems

OBAMACARE: Democrats concede that Obama oversold promise for health care law

OBAMACARE: Obamacare's Fatal Flaw

OBAMACARE: Obama's Gangster Government intimidating insurance companies into silence

OBAMACARE: Paralyzed firefighter to lose health benefits

OBAMACARE: White House tries to explain Obama's claim that all Americans can keep health plans

SARS: Close relative of SARS virus found in Chinese bats

SPY SCANDAL: NSA Officials: White House SIGNED OFF on Spying on Friendly Leaders

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

10/30 - NEWS LINKS

The humiliations just keep rolling in for President Obama. He is forced to do, at least in a limited measure, what the GOP argued for in the government shutdown -- granting a 6-week extension on signing up for his disastrous program; the Republicans wanted a year.

Obama Grants Six Week Extension for Healthcare Signup

Meanwhile in Israel, Thousands in Ramallah celebrate arrival of Palestinian prisoners -- In a welcoming ceremony at Palestinian Authority HQ, Abbas embraces and kisses 21 freed convicts, all of whom were serving time for murder; 5 others released in Gaza

These are Some of the Gruesome Crimes Perpetrated by the Palestinian Prisoners Who Are About to Be Freed

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A BIBLE CHAPTER -- 2 CHRONICLES 2

BENGHAZI: The Passionate Chris Matthews Rant on Benghazi That Will Probably Leave You Speechless GG note: I guess Matthews FINALLY asking questions over a year later is better than nothing, but wouldn't it have been nice if he had felt this passion to find out the truth BEFORE Obama's re-election? It seems clear that Matthews' main desire to keep Obama in office was more important than asking tough questions in September 2012, so not really sure why this matters to him now.

FUKUSHIMA: Physician: The high radiation doses, the plume from Fukushima crossing ocean, likely to hit coast of Canada and Northwestern US in early 2014 — California impacted later in year — People don’t know how to stop situation at plant, it’s a global public health catastrophe

LGBT: Retired Justice O'Connor Presides at Gay Wedding at Supreme Court

NEWS IN TWO MINS: X-class solar flare not earth directed, near earth asteroid, NSA blowback

OBAMA doesn't know jack

OBAMA: Unreal! Obama on Sandy anniversary

OBAMA: MSNBC’s Blistering Montage of the President Denying Knowledge of Recent Scandals

OBAMA: Watch Neil Cavuto’s FANTASTIC monologue summing up how American’s feel about Obama

OBAMACARE: NY doctors are treating Obamacare like the plague

OBAMACARE: Obama -- He lied. He lied. He lied.

OBAMACARE: The central Obamacare lie is as historic as this presidency

OBAMACARE: Obama Under Fire as Angry Americans Lose Insurance Plans

OBAMACARE: Top Dem admits knew people would not be able to keep their current health care plans under Obamacare and expressed qualified contrition for President Obama’s repeated vows to the contrary.

OBAMACARE: Has Obama now lost Suzanne Summers?

OBAMACARE: Top Democrat says those aren't 'cancellation notices,' they're 'transitions' into Obamacare

OBAMACARE: Obama Knew Most Americans Would Not Be Able To Keep Their Existing Insurance Under Obamacare As Early As 2010

OBAMACARE: Top official gives the SAME answer 8 times in 5 minutes

OBAMACARE: In yet another bungle for the botched government insurance rollout, the state Health Department has mistakenly listed numerous non-health-related business as enrollment sites — including a Brooklyn cupcake shop that has been besieged by callers.

SPY SCANDAL: The U.S. got greedy

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: Comet ISON, Australia fish die-off, X-class flare that is not earth directed

TRAYVON MARTIN: Ted Cruz Explains to Trayvon Martin’s Mother How ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Help Protect the Black Community

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

10/29 - NEWS LINKS

If you read nothing else today, read this: Obama Loses the Middle East

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NEWS LINKS:

A BIBLE CHAPTER: 2 CHRONICLES 1

ABORTION: 100 Pro-Abortion Storytelling Events Organized Across Country

IRAN: 'Grand Day of Death to America' rally planned in Iran

IRAN: ‘Iran two weeks away from weapons-grade uranium’

IRAN: U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu about Iran on Monday, AFP reports, a day after Netanyahu warned that Tehran could convert uranium into weapons-grade material within weeks.

ISRAEL: Israel to end boycott of Human Rights Council under pressure from the West

ISRAEL, PEACE PROCESS:  With-prisoners’-release-Palestinians-demand-Israel-withdraw-to-1949-lines-renounce-E-Jerusalem

ISRAEL, PEACE PROCESS: 2,000 people protest release of Palestinian prisoners outside Ofer prison

LGBT: ‘Uncomfortable truth’ in Matthew Shepard’s death

MURDER: Another WW2 vet violently killed by teenagers

NEWS IN TWO MINS: NSA spying backlash, Israeli red line, space defense

OBAMA: Point of No Return

OBAMACARE: Brit Hume: Obama 'Didn't Care' Obamacare Promise Impossible to Keep

OBAMACARE: NBC pulls story critical of Obama, calls it a 'glitch'

OBAMACARE: Nearly 1.5 Million Lose Health Insurance Due to ObamaCare

OBAMACARE: Millions Facing Huge Costs, Lost Coverage Thanks to Obamacare Upheaval

OBAMACARE: President Obama's 'Katrina' moment

OBAMACARE: Democrat on Obamacare: 'We will own this problem forever'

OBAMACARE: The Geico Gecko after Obamacare

OBAMACARE: Two Other GIGANTIC "Screw You" Parts Of Obamacare

OBAMACARE: White House Knew Millions Could Not Keep Health Plans

OBAMACARE: 'Obama built that'

OBAMACARE: Former Dem Staffer Who Fought for Obamacare Makes Huge Admission in Email . . . that she was wrong

SPY SCANDAL: Spying on Allies Fits Obama's Standoffish Profile

SPY SCANDAL: White House won't confirm president didn't know that NSA spied on German Chancellor's phones until a few weeks ago

SPY SCANDAL: White House OKd spying on allies, U.S. intelligence officials say

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: Comet Ison, spaceweather

YELLOWSTONE: Yellowstone's killer hazard: Earthquakes, not eruptions

Monday, October 28, 2013

10/28 NEWS LINKS and GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED

On October 16, a House stenographer took to a mic on the floor of the Congress and declared, "God will not be mocked." Since that Wednesday, Kathleen Sebelius (who is responsible for the rollout of Obamacare), Secretary of State John Kerry (who is responsible for forcing Israel to divide her covenant land and Jerusalem) and President Obama (who seems to be responsible for nothing) have all been MOCKED REPEATEDLY, and not in private but on the world stage.

Kerry has complained that several world leaders have "mocked" him over the government shutdown, including offering to buy him his meals. There is not enough bandwidth to mention all the ways Sebelius has been mocked over the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, but suffice it so say she will be FOREVER chained to its humiliation. And with or without Sebelius, Rosebarry's baby is continuing to be mocked relentlessly. Just look at some of the titles of the articles about Obamacare in the News Links below.

And despite insistence from the NSA that President Obama didn't know anything about their decision to eavesdrop on Angela Merkel's phone calls (in what is becoming a LONG list of scandals decisions Obama didn't know anything about) the Germans "ain't" buying it. The same people who hailed Obama at the Brandenburg Gate in July 2008, spent the weekend mocking Obama's 2008 campaign slogan with  "Yes, We Scan."

Ouch!

Even China took a moment to mock Obama over NSA spying.

And interestingly enough, the mocking is moving deeper inside Obama's personal circle of friends. Jofi Joseph, the ONLY administration official who has EVER been fired for anything was fired for MOCKING Valerie Jarrett. He called her a "vacuous cipher."

Another ouch!

Obama’s Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged

PEACE PROCESS

Koenig is giving us the heads-up that more Palestinian prisoners will be released today.

Israel expected to free more Palestinian prisoners this week

Israel names 26 Palestinian prisoners to be freed in 48 hours

The Israelis submitted to pressure back in the summer from Obama and Kerry to release a number of Palestinian prisoners who have been jailed for terrorist attacks and murder as part of a "goodwill gesture" to the Palestinians. The release would come in three batches, and the first batch was back in August. At that time, there were at least three significant jail breaks in the Middle East that involved over 2,000 hard-core prisoners escaping, some of them said to be affiliated with Al Qaeda.

PEACE PROCESS AND PRISON BREAKS

PEACE PROCESS AFTERMATH: PRISON BREAKS AND UNPRECEDENTED TERROR THREAT

A member of the Israeli Knesset, Ayelet Shaked, wrote an open letter to John Kerry protesting his insistence on the release of these murderers.

AYELET SHAKED'S LETTER and ANOTHER HINDENBERG OMEN

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NEWS LINKS:

A BIBLE CHAPTER -- 1 Chronicles 29

BENGHAZI: CBS and 60 Minutes FINALLY admit that the attack on the Benghazi consulate in which 4 Americans were murdered, including the U.S. Ambassador, was an attack by Al Qaeda.

BENGHAZI: CBS, 60 Minutes try to atone for Benghazi cover-up

FUKUSHIMA: Farmer 40 kilometers NW of Fukushima has several young horses died suddenly; no sign of disease or parasites but did have elevated radiation readings

GREAT BRITAIN: Hit by fierce storm

NEWS IN TWO MINS: Inbound CME, Iran's red line, severe storm hits Britain

OBAMACAIR: Cartoon

OBAMACARE: Obama's Magical Thinkers

OBAMACARE: Sebelius suggests the GOP responsible for the horrible rollout of Obamacare

OBAMACARE: Give us Your Young, Uninsured (and Dying to be Rooked)

OBAMACARE: Tying the knot under Obamacare -- the ACA's all-out assault on marriage

OBAMACARE: Website a reflection of Obama's contempt for the discipline of management

OBAMACARE: Joe Wilson's shout out of "You Lie!" vindicated

OBAMACARE: Axelrod now admits that only some will be able to keep the plan they like under Obamacare

OBAMACARE: Legal glitch "Has the potential to sink Obamacare"

SPY SCANDAL: All The Latest In Merkel's "ObamaPhone" Scandal

SPY SCANDAL: A Judgment on Intelligence

SPY SCANDAL: NSA Spying Threatens to Hamper US Foreign Policy

SPY SCANDAL: Obama Is Shocked, Shocked To Learn Everyone's Phone Was Bugged

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: Colorado's September floods, solar eruptions, Euro storm, Comet Ison

Saturday, October 26, 2013

10/26 - NEWS LINKS and ROSEBARRY'S BABY

ROSEBARRY'S BABY:

Went for a walk with a friend this week who asked me that of all the words used to describe Obamacare (i.e. monstrous, debacle, train wreck, loathsome, hated), which would I use? I said with Chris Matthews describing the ACA as Obama's baby (as in "the GOP want him to kill his baby") and Kathleen Sebelius being the female willing to bring it forth, how about "Rosebarry's Baby"?

ISRAEL - EYE TO EYE:

John Kerry claims that some world leaders have "mocked" him because of the government shutdown debacle.

Kerry Says World Leaders Mocked Him Over Shutdown

Interesting when we remember that a stenographer in the House took to a microphone during the vote to reopen the government shutdown and proclaimed, "God will not be mocked."

House Stenographer Says Holy Spirit Moved Her to Shout, 'God Will Not Be Mocked'

Obama and Kerry have applied strong pressure to Israel to divide her covenant land, and we are seeing both men looking more and more incompetent, inept, and ridiculous on the world stage.

LARRY BURKETT, HEALTHCARE AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE ECONOMY:

The last sentence of this next article is quite interesting.

[Karl] Denninger notes, America will be “strangled and expire economically as a direct consequence” of the marriage of the State and Health Care industry.

Prelude to Disaster: The Coming Instantaneous Collapse of Obamacare Services

Interesting because Larry Burkett said the same thing in the mid-90s when he wrote in The Coming Economic Earthquake that once universal healthcare was enacted, the U.S. would have about a year before it collapsed under the oppressive expense.

Larry Burkett and healthcare

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NEWS LINKS:

A BIBLE CHAPTER -- 1 Chronicles 28

ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Disease that killed a million piglets in China now in U.S.

ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Gov’t scientists unsure why giant fish washing up dead on West Coast

ANIMAL DIE-OFF: Head researcher “is sounding the alarm” over striking changes in killer whales off Canada and Alaska since 2011 — “Unusually high mortality rate” and “odd behavior” — “Experts fear something’s wrong with the environment”

BP DISASTER AFTERMATH: “We’re seeing things we’ve never seen before…Everything out there is dead.” : Gulf Of Mexico Ecosystem In Crisis 3 Years After BP Oil Spill

NEWS IN TWO MINS: Fukushima earthquake, H7N9 pandemic possibilities, unusual animal deaths off the west coast of Canada, Israel warning about Iran

OBAMA: Obama stops Smithsonian from displaying Armenian Genocide-era artwork for fear of irking Turks

OBAMA: His Wheel of Blame

OBAMACARE: Senior HHS Official locks House GOP out of Obamacare Hearing

OBAMACARE: The moment Obamacare was launched

OBAMACARE: The individual mandate "then" vs. "now"

OBAMACARE: The Fall of Barack

OBAMACARE: Administration Enforces Radiosilence On Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

OBAMACARE: The ObamaCare Black Hole

OBAMACARE: Barack Obama: “Always The Victim – Never The Leader”

OBAMACARE: CBS News: The New 'Shop and Browse' Feature on ObamaCare Website Comes with the Wrong Price Tags

OBAMACARE: He’s no Truman: It seems the buck doesn’t stop at Obama’s Oval Office desk

OBAMACARE: Obamacare Insurance Losses in Three States Exceed Signups in All of U.S.

OBAMACARE: Health insurance cancellation notices soar above Obamacare enrollment rates

OBAMACARE: How some plan to defy the Obamacare penalties

OBAMACARE: Sebelius says she doesn't intend to enroll in the Obamacare exchange

OBAMACARE: Website launch spawns 700+ cybersquatters

OKLAHOMA EQs: More Than 200 Earthquakes Have Shaken Oklahoma Since 2009

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN THE MILITARY: U. S. Army threatens soldiers with military punishment if donations are made to evangelical Christian or Tea Party organizations

SPYING: Merkel says US spying on allies has shattered trust in Obama as European leaders unite in anger at summit

SPYING: The White House listens to Israel’s calls, former Mossad head says. ‘When they think they need to bug phones, they do it.’

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: Japan's 7.1 eq, X flares, CMEs

Friday, October 25, 2013

PLAYING "I, SPY"

On Monday, October 21, I linked to a story at Debka about how Turkey had blown the cover of some Mossad spies. Debka goes on to report that President Obama had the story leaked as a public warning to Benjamin Netanyahu.

Early last year, the Erdogan government blew the cover of up to 10 Israel agents in Iran who had been meeting inside Turkey with their Mossad case officers. This story was published in The Washington Post, by David Ignatius, who has excellent connections in the US capital, Thursday, Oct. 17 – the day after a two-day conference in Geneva between six world powers with Iran on its nuclear program. A chorus of Western powers led by the US hailed the event as “substantive” and “forward-looking.”

But on the quiet, the WP story was directed against Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as a caution to him to drop his “lone voice” posture against trusting Iran to abandon its nuclear weapon aspirations. Instead, he must look forward and start getting used to the “new Middle East" and role Barack Obama has assigned for Iran. If he persists in his defiant attitude, Israeli intelligence may face more debacles like the Turkish betrayal. (emphasis mine)

Okay, so we learn on Oct 17 a story is published in the Washington Post by a reporter with good connections to the White House. The purpose -- to intimidate Benjamin Netanyahu away from voicing his concerns about Iran going nuclear. Instead, President Obama is signaling that Netanyahu MUST accept a nuclear Iran because that is the way Obama wants things, and if Netanyahu doesn't comply, he should expect that more of his Mossad could be publicly exposed.

Within 48 hours of publication, on October 23, boom!

Angela Merkel makes a phone call to President Obama because she has learned that the U.S. may have listened in on her cell phone calls and demands an explanation from President Obama.

Angela Merkel calls Obama after finding out U.S. may have spied on her mobile phone

Wouldn't you like to have been a fly on that wall?

Apparently Obama explained to Merkel that the U.S. isn't listening in on her calls.

The next day, October 24, we learn that Merkel has company. Drudge headlines that the NSA boys have been really busy -- at least 35 world leaders have had their phone calls tapped.



October 25 -- Foreign Policy says it like it is:

EXCLUSIVE: Exclusive: Germany, Brazil Turn to U.N. to Restrain American Spies



Get that? "American Spies"!

Among the nations turning to the U.N. is Brazil. MSM didn't report much on the flap but a month ago, Brazil did a first ever -- turned down an invitation to a state dinner. Brazil refused the invitation in protest over learning that they had been spied upon. A 20-minute phone call from President Obama wasn't good enough to smooth ruffles feathers -- Brazil was a no show.

BRAZIL REFUSES WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER

Let this sink in. On Oct. 21, a strong signal is sent to Benjamin Netanyahu from President Obama that if Netanyahu doesn't cool it on his rhetoric towards Iran then perhaps some Israeli spies might need to be exposed. Then within 48 hours, Obama is outed big time by Germany for his spying on allies. By the end of the week, Oct. 25, several nations join Germany in turning to the U.N. to demand that "U.S. spies" be restrained and President Obama be rebuked for his rather creepy tendency to play Peeping Tom on people who have been trusting him.

As we do unto Israel, so shall it be done unto us.

DOUBLE PLAGUES, PART 6

THE DOUBLE PLAGUES UPON BARACK OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY

Part 5: Preparing Moses.

Part 6: THE PURPOSES OF THE PLAGUES

In part 5 of this series we see the stunning turn of events that takes place in Moses’ life. On an ordinary day doing an ordinary task we learn of an ordinary bush that took on an extraordinary feature, a feature that not only changed Moses’ life, but the future of the Hebrews in captivity in Egypt and the course of human history.

Jehovah spoke to Moses out of a burning bush and told him of His plan to deliver His people out of captivity and bring them to the land He promised Abraham -- the land of Canaan. Though Moses was quite reluctant, he obeyed and as he began his return to Egypt he was met by his older brother Aaron, who greeted him and embraced him.

Together the two brothers met with the elders of the Hebrews and told them of Moses’ experience on Mt. Horeb.  Moses showed them the signs that Jehovah had instructed him to show (Ex. 4:30). The people believed Moses and received the signs and “bowed their heads and worshipped” (v. 31).

Now that all were informed, Moses and Aaron sought audience with Egypt’s ruler, and the assault upon Pharaoh began.

THE PHARAOH OF THE EXODUS

This king of Egypt knew not Joseph; and after him arose one that had the impudence to say, I know not the Lord . . . (1)

After the completion of the Ten Plagues, not only would Egypt lie in ruins, so would Pharaoh’s “impudence.”

There always comes a day when Jehovah says, “Enough!” It doesn’t matter whether it is in the life of an obscure individual, a well-known ruler or the course of a nation, there always comes a day when God begins to tip events into the course that is in His plan. He thwarts the ability of an individual, a ruler, or a nation to plot its own course in favor of His Will. We see that with a truly irrelevant Moses in the backside of a desert, a feared Pharaoh sitting on his opulent throne, a nation of wayward Egyptians worshipping fallen angels and their demon offspring as gods. Sometimes God’s voice is recognized, as a humble Moses did with the burning bush, and sometimes it is not, as when an arrogant Pharaoh would hear only his own pride and not Jehovah’s “Enough!” when Moses spoke.

This “tipping” of events can become especially obvious where Israel is concerned. Israel is God’s chosen people, chosen for His plans and His purposes, plans and purposes that sometimes seem obvious and other times not so much, but His plans and His purposes nonetheless. He has restated this time and time again in His Holy Word, and demonstrated His resolve time and time again outside His Holy Word and in real world events.

THE PURPOSES OF THE PLAGUES

A plan is a set of actions that have been thought of as a way to achieve something (2).

God’s plan was to bring the Israelites out of captivity, and included in the set of actions to achieve this plan were going to be some demonstrations of power and the 10 plagues.

However, the plagues would accomplish MORE than just the deliverance of the Israelites, and the proof of this is in the various aftermaths of the plagues because more than just the deliverance of the Israelites was accomplished.

I believe there were at least four purposes to the plagues.

Purpose 1:

In order to bring the Israelites out of bondage, God would need to break Pharaoh. He wanted the Israelites to see and witness for themselves that His strong arm was more powerful than any decree of Pharaoh’s, and God tells Moses this at the burning bush.

And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand. And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go. --Exodus 3: 19, 20

Moses was given the heads up early on -- Pharaoh was going to be a tough nut to crack, that his heart would be “hardened,” but be patient, Pharaoh’s obstinacy would serve God’s purposes.

God needed the right Pharaoh on the throne at the right time -- one who was willful and arrogant, contemptuous, full of pride and vainglory, one who was disdainful toward the Israelites and one held the most dangerous of all self views -- one who thought he, himself, was a god. It did not help that Pharaoh was surrounded by courtiers who were quite willing to encourage him in his belief of divinity.

And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. --Exodus 9:16

The Apostle Paul reminds us of this purpose in Romans 9: 17:

For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

In a verse that has caused no small debate among scholars is Exodus 7:3, in which God says “I will harden pharaoh’s heart.” Some have taken this to mean that God was going to deliberately cause Pharaoh to be stubborn and resistant, but others have taken this verse to mean that the Pharaoh would be offended at the request by Moses to let the people go and at the judgments inflicted at the direction of Moses and would thus “dig in his heels” in resistance. Subsequent verses in the next three chapters seem to support that argument -- for Pharaoh did “dig in his heels.”

Let that sink in. It is terrifying to realize that God allowed Pharaoh to come to power because this Pharaoh had the right amount of arrogance and pride and yes, impudence, that would best demonstrate God’s strong arm of power on the behalf of His people. This Pharaoh wasn’t on the throne because he deserved it -- he was on the throne because God willed it. What a lesson to some leaders today --- he, or she, may believe they have defied all odds to achieve the place they have attained, yet will come to find out that he, or she, was brought to power to serve solely as an object lesson of God’s sovereignty.

Purpose 2:

This purpose seems to fascinate scholars and researchers quite a bit as it is one often discussed among commentators, and that was to bring judgment upon the Egyptian gods. God would show the Israelites that the gods of Egypt had no power that could compare to His.

. . . upon their gods also the Lord executed judgments. --Numbers 33: 4

Judgment, not in the sense of their “final destination,” but judgments in the sense of intense occurrences of nature to show who really ruled the laws of nature. The Egyptians paid homage to multiple gods that they believed controlled the Nile, the sun, the moon, the stars, light, dark, animals, childbirth, life, death and placement in the afterlife. God was about to show the proud Pharaoh, the paganistic Egyptians, the manipulative fallen angels and dark demons in the shadows as well as the beleaguered Israelites who the True Creator of all things in heaven and earth is, and though most Egyptians did not accept the Truth, many throughout the world did, and still do today.

As it is quite an interesting study to see which gods and goddesses the researchers believe God was executing judgment upon, I have set aside the discussion of this in its own future post.

Purpose 3:

The third purpose is that what would happen in Egypt would NEVER be forgotten and would be spoken of throughout the ages; the whole world would know the power of God.

The tenth plague, the death of the firstborn, would cause Moses to instruct the Israelites in a new memorial to forever commemorate this night in particular and the plagues in general -- The Passover.

The Passover is unique to the Jewish people, and because they remember in this particular observance how Jehovah delivered them from the last plague that finally broke the hold of the Pharaoh over them, the world is aware of what the Passover means and its relevance to the Jewish people. Through their observance of Passover, the world at large is reminded yearly of what occurred in Egypt. If we ignore the meaning of the Passover and its attendant reminder of the powerful plagues, the powerful judgments, that crushed Egypt’s Pharaoh, Egypt’s gods and ultimately Egypt’s people and why they occurred, we do so to our peril.

And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. --Exodus 7: 5

For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.

And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. --Exodus 12: 12-14

Purpose 4:

And fourth, that future generations of both Israelis and non-Israelis would understand that God made two promises to Abraham, and He intends to keep them both.

Both promises are found in the first verses of Genesis 12.

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. --Genesis 12: 1-7

The first promise was that Abraham was to leave his family and his home town in Ur and head east to a land that God was going to show him because God had (has) every intention of giving it to the descendants of Abraham.

The second promise follows on the heels of the first -- God intended (intends) to “bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.”

For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, the first promise has been under repeated assault by men, particularly American presidents since 1991, and the second promise has been upheld repeatedly, not just since Israel became a nation in 1948, but repeatedly throughout the centuries. And the strong arm of God upholding His promise was quite on display in the plagues that befell and ultimately brought Egypt to her knees.

Like Purpose # 2 (judgment upon the gods and goddesses of Egypt), further discussion of how the Plagues and Genesis 12: 3 fit together will be in a future post.

Now, to Part 7 -- the demonstrations of power by Moses and the Ten Plagues.

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NOTES:

1. Comment on Exodus 5:2, A Commentary on the Whole Bible, Volume 1, Matthew Henry, undated copy, pg. 272

2. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

OCT 23 - NEWS LINKS

If I have heard it from one of you, I've heard it from all -- many of you think there is something "weird" about the woman behind President Obama who nearly "fainted" while he was speaking. Here is a YouTube I was sent by a long time reader (H/T Romeo Echo) about the incident. What do you think?



RELATED: The high cost of Obamacare deception - President Obama's Rose Garden press conference

OBAMACARE: ObamaCare's Rose Garden Band-Aid

NEWS LINKS:

A BIBLE CHAPTER -- I Chronicles 27

FUKUSHIMA: Sailor reports that for 3,000 miles there was nothing alive to be seen

HORROR: Syrian rebels using pregnant women for target practice; x-ray shows unborn baby screamed in pain

IRAN: Top White House aide who has worked for Joe Biden and on recent negotiations with Iran is fired for using fake twitter account to insult top government officials, including close President confidante Valerie Jarrett

IRAN: Finally! somebody gets fired from the Obama administration, but not for involvement in one of its many scandals, but for insulting Valerie Jarrett

IRS SCANDAL: American Center for Law and Justice claims Obama's fingerprints are all over IRS Tea Party scandal

ISRAEL: 5th earthquake in five days

KROKODIL: Drug from Russia is spreading across U.S.

NEWS IN TWO MINS: Saudis to arm Syrian rebels, wildfires in Australia

OBAMA: Obama's Prop Closet

OBAMA: His policies are alienating Saudi Arabia and France

OBAMACARE: Fundamental transformation (gg note: pretty accurate)

OBAMACARE: Carney walks out of press briefing, refuses to answer questions on Obamacare

OBAMACARE: Price for failed website -- $394 million and counting

OBAMACARE: ATTENTION MAIN STREAM MEDIA. Regarding Obamacare. I told you so.

OBAMACARE: BOMBSHELL. Federal judge suddenly green-lights lawsuit that could stop Obamacare in its tracks

OBAMACARE: Just when you thought the pitch to sign up for Obamacare couldn't stoop any lower

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

OCT 22 - NEWS LINKS

Still having problems with adding news links in the sidebar.

The problems with the crippled reactor at Fukushima are getting worse. The reactor is listing and in danger of collapse. If it does, it appears that it will be a nuclear disaster unlike anything the world has ever encountered before.



NEWS LINKS:

A BIBLE CHAPTER - 1 CHRONICLES 26

CDC ADMITS 98 MILLION AMERICANS RECEIVED POLIO VACCINE CONTAMINATED WITH CANCER VIRUS

COMET ISON: BRILLIANT GREEN TAIL

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: 12 SHOCKING CLUES ABOUT WHAT AMERICA WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN THE NEXT GREAT ECONOMIC CRISIS STRIKES

FUKUSHIMA: PREPARING FOR POSSIBLE STRIKE FROM POWERFUL TYPHON FRANCISCO

HANFORD NUCLEAR FACILITY: NUCLEAR ENGINEER FIRED FOR WARNING OF POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

ISRAEL: KERRY SAYS PEACE PROCESS TALKS ARE MOVING AT 'INCREASED INTENSITY'

ISRAEL: U.S. WARY OF ISRAEL'S IRAN PLANS

NEWS IN TWO MINS: MYSTERY ILLNESS IN SUDAN, COMET ISON

OBAMA AND HOLDER: HAVE THEY CAUSED AN INCREASE IN MASS MURDERS?

OBAMA DOES A HECK OF A JOB EXCUSING LONG LIST OF SCANDALS AND BLUNDERS IN HIS ADMINISTRATION

OBAMA: WHY ARE SO MANY OF OUR MILITARY LEADERS LEAVING THE SERVICE UNDER THIS PRESIDENT?

OBAMA: FOR AT LEAST THE 5TH TIME IN THE LAST FEW YEARS A WOMAN HAS CRUMPLED TO THE FLOOR WHILE OBAMA WAS SPEAKING; THIS TIME HE TELLS HER SHE SHOULD HAVE EATEN SOMETHING

OBAMACARE: BARACK OBAMA, INSURANCE SALESMAN IN CHIEF

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OBAMACARE: NEW, IMPROVED OBAMACARE PROGRAM RELEASED ON 35 FLOPPY DISKS

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Monday, October 21, 2013

OCT 21 - NEWS LINKS

Still having problems with adding news links in the sidebar so will have to link this way. I apologize for Blogger.

Interesting interaction between ppsimmons and an Obamacare navigator.



NEWS LINKS

A BIBLE CHAPTER: I CHRONICLES 25

ANIMAL DIE-OFF: BIOLOGIST FINDS PINK SALMON THAT ARE CANARY YELLOW ON CANADA'S PACIFIC COAST

BENGHAZI: THE SCARECROW OUTSIDE THE CONSULATE WALLS

CALIF OARFISH: SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS NOTE THAT OARFISH COMING ASHORE OCCURRED BEFORE JAPAN'S 9.0 EQ IN MARCH 2011

CHINA: 9 SIGNS THAT CHINA IS MAKING A MOVE AGAINST THE DOLLAR

CHINA: MOCKS U.S. DEBT LIMIT; DEPICTS U.S. AS A BEGGAR

CHINA: WHY CHINA WANTS TO DUMP THE DOLLAR

CHOZEH AND NABIY: A COMET, A CRESCENT MOON, AND A CRYPTIC PROPHECY IN WASHINGTON

END TIMES FORECASTER: Two posts of interest -- COMET ISON (with thanks for the kind words for RFB) and THE CRESCENT MOON OF 11/1

FUKUSHIMA: REACTORS MAY BE LEAKING DIRECTLY INTO PACIFIC OCEAN WITHOUT BEING DILUTED BY GROUND WATER

ISRAEL: U.S. LEAKED INFO ABOUT MOSSAD IN IRAN TO PUBLICLY CAUTION NETANYAHU; OBAMA WANTS NETANYAHU TO TONE DOWN THE ANTI-IRAN RHETORIC

Early last year, the Erdogan government blew the cover of up to 10 Israel agents in Iran who had been meeting inside Turkey with their Mossad case officers. This story was published in The Washington Post, by David Ignatius, who has excellent connections in the US capital, Thursday, Oct. 17 – the day after a two-day conference in Geneva between six world powers with Iran on its nuclear program. A chorus of Western powers led by the US hailed the event as “substantive” and “forward-looking.”

But on the quiet, the WP story was directed against Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as a caution to him to drop his “lone voice” posture against trusting Iran to abandon its nuclear weapon aspirations. Instead, he must look forward and start getting used to the “new Middle East" and role Barack Obama has assigned for Iran. If he persists in his defiant attitude, Israeli intelligence may face more debacles like the Turkish betrayal.

ISRAEL: SIGNS INDICATE OBAMA IS IGNORING NETANYAHU

ISRAEL: SIGNS OF RIFT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND OBAMA OVER IRAN

NEWS IN TWO MINS: WILDFIRES IN AUSTRAILIA, U.S. SPYING PROGRAM

OBAMA: CAT ON A HOT STOVE

OBAMA: HE'S THE PRESIDENT AND NOBODY ELSE MATTERS

OBAMA: DRUCKENMILLER BLASTS OBAMA -- OBAMA NEEDS A GUN TO HIS HEAD BEFORE HE WILL TALK ABOUT THE BUDGET

OBAMA: U.S. ROBBED JP MORGAN IN PAYBACK FOR CRITICISM OF OBAMA

OBAMA: STOP FOCUSING ON THE BLOGGERS

OBAMA: BLOGGER RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S DEMAND THAT PEOPLE STOP READING BLOGGERS

OBAMACARE: ASSESSING THE EXCHANGES

OBAMACARE: FORGET THE WEBSITE, THE REAL CRISIS IS WITH THE INSURERS

OBAMACARE: EX-SECRET SERVICE AGENT BLASTS PRESIDENT OBAMA

OBAMACARE: "BEFORE OBAMACARE, HE COULDN'T AFFORD HEALTH INSURANCE. AFTER OBAMACARE . . . "

OBAMACARE: MOUNTING ERRORS PARALYZE PLANS

OBAMACARE: WOES WIDEN AS INSURERS GET WRONG DATA

OBAMACARE: THIS ONE CHART SAYS IT ALL

OBAMACARE: EVEN OPRAH ISN'T ON BOARD

OBAMACARE: BRINGING SEGREGATION BACK
Obamacare guidelines indicate that minority patients do better with minority doctors rather than white doctors. Guidelines also provide for loan forgiveness for minority students who seek medical degrees but not for white students who undertake the same courses.

OBAMACARE: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

OBAMACARE: 25 QUOTES

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS: ISON BRIGHTENS, WILDFIRES IN AUSTRALIA

Thursday, October 17, 2013

GENEVA'S P5+1 MEETING (PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL NOTE AT END OF POST)

Here are two informative articles about the meeting in Geneva. I've copied the Debka article because they don't leave their articles posted but for a few days.

Background Briefing on P5+1 Negotiations with Iran: “Serious and Substantive Discussions”

DEBKAfile, October 16, 2013: Geneva talks fail to break standoff on Iran’s nuclear program. Tehran unclear on concessions

Two days of talks in Geneva between Iran, the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany ended Wednesday, Oct. 16, with little more than a decision, confirmed only by Tehran, to reconvene in the coming weeks for another attempt to break the standoff on Iran’s nuclear program.

Those governments will meanwhile evaluate whether it is possible to bridge the gaps between Iran’s proposals and the American position. Those gaps were so wide that the forum in Geneva suspended its multinational discussion after the first day and the delegations broke up into two camps Wednesday for bilateral meetings on the sidelines. The Western delegates conferred with each other, while the Iranians put their heads together with the Russian and Chinese delegates.

Although Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and his deputy Abbas Araghchi pumped out a stream of upbeat comments about the “positive” response to their proposals, their Western audience saw nothing more than partial frameworks lacking concrete details. The Iranian delegates were believed to be inhibited by uncertainty about how their performance at Geneva would be received by Supreme leader Ali Khamenei and other Iranian radicals. He too is under radical pressure at home to put a stop to bridge-building with America and the West.

debkafile reports from Western sources close to the Geneva talks that Iran signaled willingness to consider seven partial concessions as “the last step” in a process – indicating that sanctions relief must come first:

1. Iran refuses to renounce uranium enrichment altogether under any circumstances.

2. A certain amount of enriched material might be given up within a given period of time.

3. Enrichment will be pegged to a low level – probably 5 percent.

4. Enrichment to 20 percent purity (close to weapons grade) would be partially scaled down, but enough medium-refined uranium would be retained for the production of isotopes for medicine and research. This section was not clearly phrased.

5. After long hedging, Tehran would give IAEA inspectors access to the military facility at Parchin where Western and Israeli intelligence reported that nuclear explosions were tested.

6. Tehran is prepared to address calls to sign the Additional Clause of the Non-Proliferation Treaty which allows more intrusive and unannounced UN nuclear watchdog inspections. However, the inspectors will not receive access to facilities that have not been declared nuclear sites.

Abbas Araghchi made it clear that this like all other concessions would depend on the lifting of sanctions.

7. Tehran will promise not to construct a plutonium separation reactor at Arak. The plan to stockpile plutonium as an alternative to enriched uranium for fueling a nuclear weapon appears to have been set aside for now, but not the reactor itself.

The Geneva conference ended with all the main issues up in the air or too vague to be pinned down. The forum will most probably meet again as some future date. This outcome has exacerbated the skepticism in Washington and Tehran about the prospects of further diplomacy achieving any real progress toward a deal for curtailing Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

SPECIAL NOTE: SIDEBAR FUNCTION IS NOT WORKING TODAY, SO NEWS LINKS ARE POSTED BELOW.

10/17 - NEWS LINKS

The sidebar link function is not accepting links today. So I will post the news links in this format for today. I apologize for Blogger.

SUSPICIOUS OBSERVERS -- ISON LUNACY

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OBAMACARE: Obama's Pre-existing Conditions Whopper

OBAMACARE: Visits to Obamacare Site Plummet in Two Weeks

OBAMACARE: The Hidden Obamacare Taxes That Will Crush The Middle Class

AMERICA'S DEBT: THE END OF AMERICA, Torah code by Barry Roffman

GOV SHUTDOWN: HOUSE STENOGRAPHER UNEXPECTEDLY PROCLAIMS ON FLOOR OF HOUSE THAT GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED

OBAMA TELLS SUPREME COURT TO NOT TAKE NSA CASE

SOUTH DAKOTA'S CATASTROPHIC CATTLE DIE-OFF -- WHY ISN'T THIS HORROR NEWS?

GOV SHUTDOWN: OBAMA MAY HAVE WON THE SHUTDOWN, BUT HIS PRIZE IS A LAME-DUCK PRESIDENCY

GOV SHUTDOWN: TREY GOWDY ASKS NPS DIRECTOR WHY IT WAS NECESSARY TO BARRYCADE THE WAR MEMORIALS, BUT NPS DIRECTOR WON'T ANSWER

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

OF SANCTIONS AND CURSING

As I am getting ready to post today's notes, it appears D.C.'s shutdown showdown may be nearing an end, but look at why we may not be out of the woods just yet.

On October 14th, Benjamin Netanyahu publicly called for the P5+1 group to STRENGHTHEN sanctions against Iran.

It would be a historic mistake now to ease the pressure on Iran just before they achieve their aim,” Netanyahu said today at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem. “We must remember that it was international pressure that led to internal change in Iran, that brought the Iranians to make any concessions and to the negotiating table."

Netanyahu Says UN Must Not Ease Economic Sanctions Against Iran

Bloomberg goes on to note:

Netanyahu, 63, made similar points during a Sept. 30 White House meeting with President Barack Obama, who had earlier spoken on the phone with Rouhani, in the highest-level contact between the two countries since Iran’s Islamic revolution of 1979.

So . . . on September 30th, Netanyahu cautions President Obama about Iran. Several hours later, the U.S. government shutdown. When Netanyahu spoke to the U.N. General Assembly, he did so from a podium in a country whose government was shutdown and functioning only in the technical sense of the word.

As I noted in yesterday's post, lengthy articles or transcripts of the P5+1 meetings are rarely given, but Ulsterman notes, via The Hill, that the U.S. announced on October 15th, one day after Netanyahu called for strengthening of sanctions, that President Obama is prepared to LIFT ALL SANCTIONS AND TO DO SO QUICKLY.

Could this have been any more of a public slap to Netanyahu? Not only is President Obama going to ignore Netanyahu's admonition but do away with the sanctions as soon as possible and will do so quickly when he does.

So let's line this out just a little bit more.

The sanctions imposed against Iran have everything to do with their economy. By lifting the sanctions, President Obama will be improving the Iranian economy -- he will be financially helping Israel's sworn enemies. By lifting the sanctions, he is signaling NO repercussions for Iran's aggressive pursuit of a nuclear program.

On the SAME DAY as the P5+1 met with Iran and as news was released that President Obama is ready to lift sanctions against Iran and against the wishes of Benjamin Netanyahu, not only did "deal" after "deal" collapse in Washington, D.C., but Fitch placed the U.S. on a ratings watch.

Fitch Places United States' 'AAA' on Rating Watch Negative

Lifting the sanctions is nothing short of a curse upon Israel; therefore, we will bring cursing upon ourselves. And because this curse involves the Iranian economy, then I strongly suspect that the problems in our own economy will not get better, even with a "debt deal" out of Washington, but only get worse.

King World News reported that William Kaye, "one of the savviest and most well-connected hedge fund managers in the world," said this in an interview:

". . . I would say that the fourth quarter of this year is most likely the end game."

Remember Mercedes-Benz' promise at the Super Bowl this year?



Kaye also said this:

“The West is being run by corrupt, evil human beings, and we are now in the final stages of what will be seen in the fullness of time as a catastrophic end game.”

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

GENEVA, OUR DOLLAR, FEMA REGION X and A CUP OF WATER

The Iranians will be meeting with what is called the P5+1 in Geneva today to discuss the nuclear program that they don't want to give up and the U.S. isn't particularly interested in making them do so. Israel is calling for those nations who are part of the P5+1 to toughen sanctions against Iran. Bet they get right on that.

China's recent comments about the U.S. dollar has prompted a post at ZeroHedge asking how much longer can we expect the dollar to remain the reserve currency.

MoneyNews also has an article about a "rare rebuke" from the G20 that the U.S. needs to stabilize its fiscal house.

Global finance chiefs demanded the U.S. take “urgent action” to resolve the political logjam threatening to trigger a default of the world’s benchmark debt.

I have posted the following YouTube before but want to repost as I think it is worth noting that barely 45 seconds into this fictional scenario, it is statements out of China and from the G20 that signal the dollar's collapse. At 4 minutes in, the Tea Party is blamed for the economic collapse.

See any parallels to what has been going on with the Obama administration for the past 15 days?



Dumitru Duduman said something interesting April 1996:

"When America goes to war with China, the Russians will strike without warning."

If Duduman is correct, we are going to antagonize China at some point -- perhaps over the dollar?

And The Telegraph isn't asking if the dollar's currency reserve status in in decline but flat-out stating it.

The sun is setting on dollar supremacy, and with it, American power

Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle is noting the interesting timing of an earthquake drill in Fema Region X on October 17th, the same day as the debt ceiling D-Day.

Region X includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

We don't usually see lengthy articles or transcripts that involve the P5+1 group, which consists of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (the U.S., Russia, China, the United Kingdom and France) and the "+1" is Germany, so it will be unlikely that we will learn much of what is discussed in this meeting. They will, however, be discussing Iran's nuclear program and Israel's security, which is interesting as the group won't include Israel in their discussions. At any rate, the debt ceiling is within 48 hours of the meeting, so I believe it bears watching.

And I was really saddened to read this article.

Feds Removed Handles From 40 Public Water Pumps Along C and O Canal

The article offers a couple of explanations as to why the handles were removed but it is fairly clear that the government shutdown is part of the blame. I am reminded of the verse in Mark 9 that says that "whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward." For an administration that claims that the current fight over Obamacare is about caring for the poor, it seems rather hypocritical to remove water handles so that some people cannot even get a cupful of water and justify it as necessary.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

TWO MILITARY FORCES, TWO RIFT VALLEYS

Can you take another parallel?

TWO MILITARY FORCES

John McTernan's Oct. 10 post noted this:

No wonder Washington is in chaos. Look what Obama and Kerry are trying to do to God’s covenant land, Israel! They are even trying to bring international forces on the covenant land. Events may get so out-of-hand in America, that God might bring international forces to America!

Perhaps not international forces . . . yet, but isn't it interesting that our MILITARY VETERANS, i.e. MILITARY FORCES, will be marching on Washington, D.C., October 13, in protest of Obama's barricading of THEIR war memorials?

Obama wants MILITARY FORCES to come into Israel, and instead, Obama will be getting MILITARY FORCES, a reported 1,000,000 plus, not in Israel but on his own turf, Washington, D.C., on Sunday.

In addition, McTernan notes that Obama wants Israel to give up its strategic Jordan Valley.

The Obama administration is pressing hard for Israel to give up the strategic Jordan Valley in a deal with the Palestinians . . .

McTernan also notes that Obama is wanting 90 percent of the Jews living in the West Bank to be removed from their homes.

When it comes to the West Bank, which borders Jerusalem and is within rocket range of Israel’s main population centers, Israel is expected to evacuate about 90 percent of its Jewish communities currently located in the territory, as outlined in Kerry’s plan.

As McTernan notes -- It is very possible that if Obama continues to pressure Israel to displace huge numbers of Jews off the covenant land, that huge numbers of Americans are going to be displaced. This happened in 2005 with Hurricane Katrina. . .

TWO RIFT VALLEYS

I have posted on this blog before, on numerous occasions, about Hurricane Katrina. I have noted before the excellent write up that Bill Koenig has on page 2 of his site about the parallels between the Gaza pullout of August 2005 and Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans a few days later.

In order to keep this post length to a minimum and because I really can’t duplicate Koenig’s efforts, I strongly suggest that you read his write-up if you have not done so before now.

INCREDIBLE PARALLELS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE U.S. EVACUATIONS

Now, back to McTernan.

McTernan tells us in his post that 90 percent of the Jewish communities in the West Bank are to be evacuated and Israel is to give up its strategic Jordan Valley.

The West Bank is an area of land located on the west bank of the Jordan River, and the Jordan River runs through the Jordan Valley. Though the article referenced by McTernan refers to the Jordan Valley as the Jordan Valley it is more specifically called the Jordan Rift Valley.

A rift valley is a specific kind of valley -- it is a valley formed as the result of a geologic fault. It is formed when two areas of land pull away from each other -- the two sides are separating.  There is often movement, sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle, sometimes frequently, sometimes not, but there is movement at some time.

The most famous rift valley in the world is the beautiful yet very tough one in Africa. It is dotted with volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. Anthropologists often conduct research in this particular rift valley as they believe that it is where the world’s earliest peoples developed from. The Jordan Rift Valley in Israel happens to be an extension of this African rift valley.

AFRICAN RIFT VALLEY

The United States just so happens to have a rift valley as well. No, not the Grand Canyon, which is a kind of valley, but not a rift valley. The New Madrid Seismic Zone is in the heart of a rift valley. This is the zone that released three powerful earthquakes (with thousands of strong aftershocks) in 1811-1812, with the most powerful earthquake believed to be about 8.6.


The earthquake activity roughly parallels the Reelfoot rift, an ancient break in the Earth's crust. Millions of years ago the crust began to pull apart, or rift, but failed to break completely as happens when new plate boundaries form. Instead, a long shear zone of intense faulting formed. Today the crust is being compressed in the direction shown by the arrows. Much of the seismic zone is buried beneath the Mississippi embayment (darker green area), a trough filled with sediments that may greatly amplify earthquake shaking.

You can see the label of Reelfoot Rift on this map right beside Little Rock.


NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE MAPS

About the NMSZ and the Reelfoot Rift:

The New Madrid Seismic Zone is made up of reactivated faults that formed when what is now North America began to split or rift apart during the breakup of the supercontinent Rodinia in the Neoproterozoic Era (about 750 million years ago). Faults were created along the rift and igneous rocks formed from magma that was being pushed towards the surface. The resulting rift system failed but has remained as an aulacogen (a scar or zone of weakness) deep underground. Another unsuccessful attempt at rifting 200 million years ago created additional faults, which made the area weaker. The resulting geological structures make up the Reelfoot Rift, and have since been deeply buried by younger sediments. But the ancient faults appear to have made the rocks deep in the Earth's crust in the New Madrid area mechanically weaker than much of the rest of North America.

This weakness, possibly combined with focusing effects from mechanically stronger igneous rocks nearby, allows the relatively small east-west compressive forces that exist in the North American plate to reactivate old faults, making the area prone to earthquakes.

Since other rifts are known to occur in North America's stress environment but not all are associated with modern earthquakes, (for example the Midcontinent Rift System that stretches from Minnesota to Kansas), other processes could be at work to locally increase mechanical stress on the New Madrid faults. Stress changes associated with bending of the lithosphere caused by the melting of continental glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age, has been considered to play a role, as well as downward pull from sinking igneous rock bodies below the fault. It has also been suggested that some form of heating in the lithosphere below the area may be making deep rocks more plastic, which concentrates compressive stress in the shallower subsurface area where the faulting occurs. There may be local stress from a change in the flow of the mantle beneath the NMSZ, caused by the sinking Farallon Plate, according to one model.

When epicenters of modern earthquakes are plotted on a map, three trends become apparent. First is the general northeast-southwest trend paralleling the trend of the Reelfoot Rift, in Arkansas, south of where the epicenters turn northwest. This is a right-lateral strike-slip fault system parallel to the Reelfoot Rift.

The second is the southeast to northwest trend that occurs just southwest of New Madrid. This trend is a stepover thrust fault known as the Reelfoot Fault, associated with the Tiptonville dome and the impoundment of Reelfoot Lake. Epicenter locations on this fault are more spread out because the fault surface is inclined and dips into the ground, towards the south, at around forty degrees. Slip is towards the northeast. Motion on this fault in the 1811–1812 series created waterfalls on the Mississippi.

The third trend, extending northeast from the northwestern end of the Reelfoot Fault is another right-lateral strike-slip fault known as New Madrid North.

GEOLOGY OF REELFOOT RIFT IN NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE

In a report filed in November 2008, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that a serious earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone could result in "the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States," further predicting "widespread and catastrophic" damage across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and particularly Tennessee, where a 7.7 magnitude quake or greater would cause damage to tens of thousands of structures affecting water distribution, transportation systems, and other vital infrastructure.[22] The earthquake is expected to also result in many thousands of fatalities, with more than 4,000 of the fatalities expected in Memphis alone.

The potential for the recurrence of large earthquakes and their impact today on densely populated cities in and around the seismic zone has generated much research devoted to understanding in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. By studying evidence of past quakes and closely monitoring ground motion and current earthquake activity, scientists attempt to understand their causes and recurrence intervals.

In October 2009, a team composed of University of Illinois and Virginia Tech researchers headed by Amr S. Elnashai, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), considered a scenario where all three segments of the New Madrid fault ruptured simultaneously. The report found that there would be significant damage in the eight states studied – Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee – with the probability of additional damage in states farther from the NMSZ. Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri would be most severely impacted, and the cities of Memphis, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri would be severely damaged. The report estimated 86,000 casualties, including 3,500 fatalities; 715,000 damaged buildings; and 7.2 million people displaced, with 2 million of those seeking shelter, primarily due to the lack of utility services. Direct economic losses, according to the report, would be at least $300 billion.

POTENTIAL FOR CATASTROPHIC EARTHQUAKES IN THE REELFOOT RIFT IN THE NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE

I DO NOT KNOW when the New Madrid will release a large quake but this I do know -- we are forcing Israel to remove 90 percent of its population from their West Bank, meaning the West Bank of the Jordan River, which is inside of a RIFT VALLEY. We have a RIFT VALLEY right here in the U.S. known for releasing powerful earthquakes, which if a strong one released today, could displace 7 million people with an estimated 86,000 dead. With Katrina the number displaced in New Orleans to the number displaced in Gaza was 1000 to 1.

In an August 6 post (THE UNCANNY DATE CHOSEN), I wrote the following concern: If 9,000 forced from their homes in the Gaza pullout resulted in 1,000,000 citizens forced to flee their homes here in the U.S., from Hurricane Katrina, then what could be the next number of citizens forced from their homes here? Nine times as many? Isn't 9,000,000 an unfathomable number? Would we have another Katrina? Or could it be a massive earthquake?

Could we be at the door of the unthinkable?

A number of pastors and evangelists and prophets have said that they see great trouble coming to the U.S. dollar (some even seeing it become worthless) followed by a great New Madrid earthquake, and it will be because we have touched the apple of God’s eye -- Israel, and more specifically, Jerusalem. I have added my own conviction of this series of events in numerous posts.

Right here, right now, the U.S. dollar is being severely rattled because of the current standoff between President Obama and Republican members of Congress.  Fears over the full faith and credit of the United States have been in the news every night since the government shut down October 1st. At the same time Obama is sending Secretary John Kerry to pressure Israel into evacuating a tremendous number of Jewish citizens from their homes on the west bank of a rift valley.

Never before have so many prophetic markers lined up.

I am not advocating fear nor panic but prayer and watchfulness for only Our Father, which art in Heaven, knows what is His will for each and every person because I sure don’t. I don’t give advice on where to live or what survival supplies you should have in your home because that’s not my place. How God would have a family of five in Ohio prepare for such a horrific event would most likely be different than for a young couple with a six-month-old baby in Tennessee, or an elderly grandma and grandpa in Arkansas.

If the parallels between Gaza and New Orleans are an example, then I truly strongly believe we should be aware of the current parallels between demands being made in Israel over a strategic rift valley and a strategic rift valley here in America.

And lastly, could the sinkhole in southern Lousiana play a role with a New Madrid earthquake -- either in the causation or in the aftermath in some way? Again, I do not know, but something is going on down there in Bayou Corne.

Here is yet another report on the incredible amount of methane building near the sinkhole.

MORE ON METHANE MIGRATION FROM THE GULF STRAIGHT TO BAYOU CORNE