Unprecedented winds and fire in Los Angeles!

I’m going to be bold and say that I believe these winds are of a divine nature. We’re seeing prestige areas being destroyed and video interviews of people who have “lost everything” that’s dear to them — as we did during the devastating hurricanes earlier this year. No doubt these folks have insurance and can move on from this devastation, but if this is yet another “harbinger” then the Lord God is trying to get people whose hearts are far from Him to pay attention …

California wind hits unprecedented high — and so does fire danger

12/07/17

 

California wind hits unprecedented high — and so does fire danger

Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind and red wind. But never purple wind.

Until now.

The color-coded system showing the expected strength of the wild winds driving the region’s fierce wildfires has reached uncharted territory. It has pushed past red, which means “high,” into purple, which means “extreme.”

State fire Director Ken Pimlott said Wednesday that purple has never been used here before.

He says that means winds could blow at 80 mph, a speed reaching hurricane strength.

The three major wildfires burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties have already put tens of thousands of people under evacuation orders and destroyed nearly 200 homes and buildings.

Officials issued a rare wind warning late Tuesday night to millions of cellphones from San Diego to Santa Barbara.

LINK: http://beta.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-purple-wind-map-20171207-story.html

A PROPHECY CONNECTION? …

 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”  — Jesus (Matthew 6:19-24)

Praying for everyone involved in this monumental disaster for California, the nation, and the world, as we watch a good deal of Los Angeles be destroyed. But especially for all believers who are given opportunities to share their faith in Jesus Christ.

Still watching …

Learn more about God’s harbingers: https://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-Companion-Study-Guide-Mysteries/dp/1621362450/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1512672219&sr=8-8&keywords=the+harbinger+book

Jerusalem: Trump Considers Historic Move!

God spoke through the prophet Zechariah saying: I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.”  That’s how the New International Version translates the verse.

The King James Version words it like this: Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.” (Zechariah 12:2)

Here is the latest Michael Snyder article headline …

Jerusalem Is About To Become A Cup Of Trembling As Trump Considers Historic Move

I have not been able to copy and paste the article, so I will give you the link and encourage you to visit the website for further details.

http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1818


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Haaretz / Dec 01, 2017 8:05 PM

Trump Expected to Delay Embassy Move, but Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Amir Tibon (Washington, D.C.) Dec 01, 2017 8:05 PM

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a presidential waiver delaying the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, breaking his campaign promise on the matter for the second time since entering the White House.

But a senior administration official said Friday that Trump is likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in a speech on Wednesday. The White House has remained officially mum on the subject.

Trump’s decision, which would be in line with long-standing American policy, breaks an election promise he made to move the embassy to Jerusalem, the second president to break such a promise after George W. Bush.

The waiver has been signed by every U.S. president since 1995, and is valid for six months at a time. Former U.S. President Barack Obama signed it during the last weeks of his term. Trump signed it himself for the first time last June, prompting praise from the Palestinians and disappointment from Israel.

The LA Times reported on Thursday that Trump is likely to sign the waiver again, but that at a recent discussion on the subject, he expressed anger about having to do so, and stated that postponing the move indefinitely is “unacceptable.” The report also said that Trump asked his aides to prepare a plan of how to eventually move the embassy, even if such a move would be carried out immediately.

Only this week, Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump is actively considering how to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. “As we speak, President Donald Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence said at an event marking the 70th anniversary of a United Nations vote that called for the establishment of Israel.

A dominant figure who in the past pushed for the embassy move is U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. During the election campaign, it was Friedman who, in interviews with both the American and the Israeli media, repeatedly stressed Trump’s promise to move the embassy. Last December, when Trump appointed him as ambassador, he said he would work to strengthen ties between America and Israel, “and look forward to doing this from the U.S. embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.”

LINK: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.826109

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Here is the entire Zechariah prophecy  for your consideration …

 A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel.

The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares: “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness,” declares the Lord. “I will keep a watchful eye over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations. Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God.’

“On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume all the surrounding peoples right and left, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.

“The Lord will save the dwellings of Judah first, so that the honor of the house of David and of Jerusalem’s inhabitants may not be greater than that of Judah. On that day the Lord will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord going before them. On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.

Keep watching …

ISIS burns pilot alive! (2015)

BREAKING: ISIS targets Jordan, burns pilot alive & releases gruesome video. King Abdullah will meet with President tonight, then cut U.S. visit short to return to Jordan.

February 3, 2015 at 10:08 pm

New video shows ISIS burning Jordanian pilot alive. (Photo source: Fox News)

Once again the Islamic State has shown just how evil and barbaric it truly is, and this time it is the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan that is in the crosshairs.

ISIS jihadists have burned alive the Jordanian fighter pilot it was holding captive. Today they released a 22 minute video of this savage act for the world to see.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II — denounced as “an ally of the crusaders” by ISIS terrorists in the video — was in Washington on Tuesday for several days of meetings with White House and Congressional leaders. He is now cutting his visit short to return to Amman to manage the crisis. But before he leaves, at 6pm eastern, the King will meet with President Obama to discuss the crisis and how he plans to respond.

“Those who doubted the atrocities committed by ISIS now have the proof,”Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said on state TV, according to CNN. “Those who doubted Jordan’s power will soon see the proof as well. (Al-Kasaesbeh’s) blood will not be shed in vain.”

King Abdullah condemned the murder of the pilot, who he said was “killed in defense of his religion, his country and his (Islamic) nation.” The King then said, “It is the duty of the sons and daughters of Jordan to stand together and show the mettle of the Jordanian people in unity, determination and resolve.”

  • Please pray for the Lord to comfort the family and friends of this pilot.
  • Please pray for the King and his advisors to have wisdom how best to respond.
  • Please pray for this doesn’t cause the Jordanian people to abandon the fight against ISIS — Jordan is one of our most important Arab allies and we need the King and his people to be actively engaged in this monumental fight.
  • Please also pray that President Obama, his administration, and Congress will give their full support to the people and government of Jordan at this critical hour. Jordan needs to know just how must America values them and that we will stand faithfully with them against ISIS.

ENTIRE ARTICLE @ https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/breaking-isis-targets-jordan-burns-pilot-alive-releases-gruesome-video-king-abdullah-will-meet-with-president-tonight-then-cut-u-s-visit-short-to-return-to-jordan/


PROPHECY CONNECTIONS:

“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.

“You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.

“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

— Jesus, the true Messiah (Mark 13:8-13, NIV)

More prophetic weather as the world disrespects Israel? (2015)

Since some of the world’s top leader’s — primarily President Obama and Sec. of State John Kerry — have been disrespecting Israel’s Prime Minister and favoring Iran to procure a nuclear “deal,” here’s what’s been happening in and around our nation’s capital.

Given the Presidential snub of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the past few days, it’s not surprising that the Northeastern U.S. is now anticipating yet another historic snow storm …

Winter weather set to pound NYC as flights are canceled and officials warn of transit shutdowns ahead of historic snow storm

More than 1,400 flights were already canceled in the greater New York City area Monday morning. Gov. Cuomo told commuters Sunday they should consider staying home in preparation for the storm that’s set to dump up to 3 feet of snow on the city.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
 January 26, 2015
“… The National Weather Service predicts blizzard-like conditions to whip up winds as high as 65 mph and drop as much as 30 inches of snow. “’We are facing, most likely, one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city,’ Mayor de Blasio told reporters Sunday.”
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE @ http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/weather/potentially-historic-blizzard-set-blanket-new-york-article-1.2091166
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Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, but may shake U.S. ties

JERUSALEM Fri Jan 23, 2015

(Reuters) – Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to accept an invitation to address the U.S. Congress just days before Israel’s parliamentary election offers him invaluable pre-vote publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties.

John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, issued the invitation without consulting the White House, a breach of protocol since it is normally up to a head of state to invite a foreign leader.

It also does not appear that Netanyahu, a right-winger who has a testy relationship with Barack Obama, let the president know about the invitation before accepting it, underscoring their increasingly tense ties.

The upshot is that Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress on March 3 – the third time he has had the honor – but will not meet Obama.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE @ http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/23/us-israel-usa-netanyahu-idUSKBN0KW19820150123


 

Another Powerful Storm Threatens New England

By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer

BOSTON (CBS) — I have officially run out of ways to discuss and describe this winter. By now you have likely been hit with a thousand different numbers and graphs.

Top 10 snowiest winter. Two top 10 storms in the last three weeks. Snowiest February on record. . . yadda yadda yadda. . . the beat goes on and on.

The history books are literally being rewritten over the last 3 weeks. I find it incredible to think that just 20 days ago we had just 5” of snow for the season and now we are completely and utterly buried. We are dumping snow in “snow farms” and in the Atlantic Ocean. Day and night dump trucks are hauling snow out of the city and yet we just cannot keep up.

More than once I have woken up and wondered if the last few weeks had really happened. I mean really? More snow in 17 days than in any 20, 30 or 40 day stretch in history? More snow in 17 days than we get in a full season and a half?

What is more believable, that or the Patriots winning their fourth Super Bowl thanks to a rookie most of us have never heard of making a miraculous interception with seconds to go from the 1 yard line? You could have told me this whole story three weeks ago and I would have said you are nuts.

Well, 6 feet of snow later and one Patriots parade through the streets of what looked like Alaska and what do you know. . . miracles do happen. Records are made to be broken. Or should I say shattered, annihilated, destroyed…

LINK: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/02/10/another-powerful-storm-threatens-new-england/


NYC braces for coldest day in two decades

The Big Apple will be more like the Big Icebox this weekend.

An arctic cold front packing dangerous winds of up to 60 mph could make it feel like it’s 20 below zero by Sunday — the coldest wind-chill factor since 1993’s “Storm of the Century,” forecasters warned.

“You better snuggle up,” AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines said, noting the arctic blast will blow through after another snowstorm slams the already hard-hit Northeast this weekend.

The blizzard to the north will skirt the city Saturday into early Sunday but could leave up to 3 inches of snow on the ground in the metro area.

Saturday’s high will be about 35 with a low of 17, but by Sunday morning conditions will be downright dangerous.

The thermometer will plummet to 6 degrees or lower.

“When the winds pick up Saturday night, that’s the signal” the front is crashing through, Kines said.

The wind will build as the thermometer drops, which means brave souls venturing outdoors Sunday morning should dress for the North Pole — with plenty of layers and no skin exposed.

“Sometimes we forget about our ears and our nose,” Kines said, urging people to bundle up outside.

But some New Yorkers said they would ride out the frigid temperatures indoors, and ward off the chill with some hot food or a bottle of booze….

The wind will continue into Monday, making temperatures again feel as low as minus-20 and blowing with enough force to bring down tree branches and power lines, AccuWeather warned.

Forecasters said the wind chills could be colder than in March 1993, when the so-called Storm of the Century, or ’93 Superstorm, swept across the East Coast from Alabama to Canada, killing more than 300 people before it headed out to sea.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE @: http://nypost.com/2015/02/14/city-braces-for-coldest-day-in-two-decades/


 

Heat, Flood or Icy Cold, Extreme Weather Rages Worldwide

Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Snow blanketed Jerusalem on Thursday, an example of weather extremes that are growing more frequent and intense. More Photos »

WORCESTER, England — Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of drought, deluge and flooding, but the unpredictability of it all turns out to have been all too predictable: Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace.

Especially lately. China is enduring its coldest winter in nearly 30 years. Brazil is in the grip of a dreadful heat spell. Eastern Russia is so freezing — minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and counting — that the traffic lights recently stopped working in the city of Yakutsk.

Bush fires are raging across Australia, fueled by a record-shattering heat wave. Pakistan was inundated by unexpected flooding in September. A vicious storm bringing rain, snow and floods just struck the Middle East. And in the United States, scientists confirmed this week what people could have figured out simply by going outside: last year was the hottest since records began.

“Each year we have extreme weather, but it’s unusual to have so many extreme events around the world at once,” said Omar Baddour, chief of the data management applications division at the World Meteorological Organization, in Geneva. “The heat wave in Australia; the flooding in the U.K., and most recently the flooding and extensive snowstorm in the Middle East — it’s already a big year in terms of extreme weather calamity.”

Such events are increasing in intensity as well as frequency, Mr. Baddour said, a sign that climate change is not just about rising temperatures, but also about intense, unpleasant, anomalous weather of all kinds.

Here in Britain, people are used to thinking of rain as the wallpaper on life’s computer screen — an omnipresent, almost comforting background presence. But even the hardiest citizen was rattled by the near-biblical fierceness of the rains that bucketed down, and the floods that followed, three different times in 2012.

Rescuers plucked people by boat from their swamped homes in St. Asaph, North Wales. Whole areas of the country were cut off when roads and train tracks were inundated at Christmas. In Mevagissey, Cornwall, a pub owner closed his business for good after it flooded 11 times in two months.

It was no anomaly: the floods of 2012 followed the floods of 2007 and also the floods of 2009, which all told have resulted in nearly $6.5 billion in insurance payouts. The Met Office, Britain’s weather service, declared 2012 the wettest year in England, and the second-wettest in Britain as a whole, since records began more than 100 years ago. Four of the five wettest years in the last century have come in the past decade (the fifth was in 1954)….

ENTIRE ARTICLE @ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/science/earth/extreme-weather-grows-in-frequency-and-intensity-around-world.html?pagewanted=all/&_r=0

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Buy the book Eye To Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel by William Koenig @  https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Facing-Consequences-Dividing-Israel/dp/0971734704  to learn about …

  • U.S. Catastrophes and Events in 1991 -1992 under the Administration of George H. W. Bush concerning Israel
  • U.S. Catastrophes and Events in 1993 -1995 under the Administration of William J. Clinton concerning Israel
  • U.S. Catastrophes and Events in 1997 – 2000 under the Administration of William J. Clinton concerning Israel
  • U.S. Catastrophes and Events in  2001 – 2005 under the Administration of George W. Bush Administration concerning Israel

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 The Lord God foretold,

“I will gather all nations … I will put them on trial
for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
because they scattered my people among the nations
    and divided up my land.”

(Joel 3:2, NIV)

Trump / Pence Victory a “God Thing”?

Franklin Graham: The media didn’t understand the ‘God-factor’ in Trump’s win

November 10

For the first time in recorded history(2015) …

3 major hurricanes form in Pacific for the first time in recorded history

Forest Fires in Canada (2014)

 Jul 17, 2014

Forest Fires In Northwest Canada Burning At ‘Unprecedented’ Levels

This article originally appeared on Climate Central.

For the past few weeks, dry and warm weather have fueled large forest fires across Canada’s remote Northwest Territories. The extent of those fires is well above average for the year to-date, and is in line with climate trends of more fires burning in the northern reaches of the globe.

Of the 186 wildfires in the Northwest Territories to-date this year, 156 of them are currently burning. That includes the Birch Creek Fire complex, which stretches over 250,000 acres.

The amount of acres burned in the Northwest Territories is six times greater than the 25-year average to-date according to data from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center.

Boreal forests like those in the Northwest Territories are burning at rates “unprecedented” in the past 10,000 years according to the authors of a study put out last year. The northern reaches of the globe are warming at twice the rate as areas closer to the equator, and those hotter conditions are contributing to more widespread burns.

The combined boreal forests of Canada, Europe, Russia and Alaska, account for 30 percent of the world’s carbon stored in land, carbon that’s taken up to centuries to store. Forest fires like those currently raging in the Northwest Territories, as well as ones in 2012 and 2013 in Russia, can release that stored carbon into the atmosphere and contribute to global warming. Warmer temperatures can in turn create a feedback loop, priming forests for wildfires that release more carbon into the atmosphere and cause more warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s landmark climate report released earlier this year indicates that for every 1.8°F rise in temperatures, wildfire activity is expected to double.

In addition, soot from forest fires can also darken ice in the Arctic and melt it faster. The 2012 fires in Siberia released so much soot that they helped create a shocking melt of Greenland’s ice sheet. Over the course of a few weeks in July that year, 95 percent of the surface melted. That could become a yearly occurrence by 2100 if temperatures continue to rise along with wildfire activity.

Forest in other parts of the globe are also feeling the effects of climate change. In the western U.S., wildfire season has lengthened by 75 days compared to 40 years ago. Additionally, rising temperatures and shrinking snowpack have helped drive an increase in the number of large forest fires. In Australia, fire danger is also increasing, if not the total number of fires, due to a similar trend of hotter, dryer weather.

smoke from canada moves south
A satellite image of the smoke plume from fires burning in the Northwest Territories captured on July 7, 2014.

LINK: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/17/northwest-territories-canada_n_5596932.html


Have you ever given serious thought to what you would do if you lost everything you owned due to circumstances that were beyond your ability to control the outcome? Jesus said:

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

(Matthew 6:19-21, NIV)

 

“A one-in-1000 year event”: Hurricane Harvey (2017)

“Unprecedented” Hurricane Harvey Is “One Of The Worst Disasters In US History”

August 24, 2017

So how often do hurricanes like Harvey come along? A quick look at the record of Atlantic coast hurricanes reveal that there have been 94 that have achieved Category 4 status since 1851. That means there’s at least one every two years. As a point of comparison, there’s a Category 5 hurricane once every three years.

The impact of each hurricane can’t just be dictated by its categorization, however. It depends where it hits, when it hits, and what its path is – and, as Hurricane Katrina revealed so grimly, it also depends on how effective the response of the authorities are. This means that weaker hurricanes can end up doing far more damage than stronger ones.

In any case, the fact that the NWS – a normally conservative scientific group when it comes to rhetoric – is describing Harvey as “unprecedented” is worth paying attention to.

Its assessment is likely based on the fact that Texas, despite having experienced at least six Category 4 hurricanes since 1900, has never undergone such rapid flooding before. This is primarily because this storm has stalled over the state; instead of spreading out the harm, it’s concentrating it in one place. This has culminated in what some are calling a one-in-1,000 year event.

It’s too early to tell what the overall outcome of the storm will be, but at this rate, it will likely be the most costly natural disaster in American history. When the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) were asked how long they’d need to be there to help the state recover, its administrator told reporters that they’re “going to be there for years.” …

Link: http://www.iflscience.com/environment/unprecedented-hurricane-harvey-worst-disasters-us-history/page-2/


Follow-up Highlights ( https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-harvey-forecast-texas-louisiana-arkansas#/! )

Harvey’s Recap: A Truly Historic Hurricane

Below is a comprehensive look back at the history of Harvey, beginning with an overview of its journey, followed by recaps of its landfall impacts and catastrophic flooding.

Overview

 Harvey roots can be traced back to a tropical wave that emerged from the African coast in early August.

That disturbance finally formed into Tropical Storm Harvey east of the Lesser Antilles on Aug. 17. Those islands experienced locally heavy rain and gusty winds as Harvey passed through.

A couple of days later, Harvey succumbed to dry air and unfavorable winds aloft in the eastern Caribbean, and the National Hurricane Center ceased advisories on Aug. 19.  

The remnants of Harvey continued to push northwest for several days and eventually crossed Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Once its remnants moved back over water in the southwest Gulf of Mexico, Harvey quickly reformed into a tropical depression on Aug. 23.

In just 56 hours, Harvey grew from a regenerated tropical depression over the Gulf of Mexico into a Category 4 hurricane as it made landfall near the Texas Gulf Coast late on Aug. 25.


Jesus foretold that there would be an increase in earthquakes and fearful events as humanity draws closer to the Day of the Lord. How should we prepare? …

Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 

“For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth.

“Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

— Jesus (Luke 21:34-36, NIV)

“Peace and safety” … It’s prophetic!

U.S. & world leaders keep saying the Iran deal will bring “peace & safety.” They repeat it like a mantra. Why?

By Joel C. Rosenberg

September 13, 2015 

President Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon believe the Iran deal will bring peace and safety.

Why do President Obama, the U.N. Secretary General, and most leadersof the international community support the Iran agreement so strongly, while only 21% of the American peoplesupport it, and most Americans and Israelis see the deal as deeply flawed and dangerous?

This is the question I keep being asked in interviews, and it’s an important one.

The short answer is that most world leaders say the Iran deal is “historic” and support it because they are convinced it wil put the world on the path to “peace and safety.”

As you can see from the list of quotes I have compiled below, this is the language being used over and over again by American and foreign leaders — peace, safety, security, historic. Pundits and editorial writers are saying the same thing. They all repeat it like a mantra, that the deal will provide the world (and Israel) with unprecedented “peace and safety.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer, the New York Democrat who opposes the Iran deal, put his finger precisely on the central issue.

“Ultimately, it depends on how one thinks Iran will behave,” Schumer recently explained. “If one thinks Iran will moderate, one should approve the agreement. But if one feels that Iranian leaders won’t moderate and their unstated but very real goal is to get relief from the onerous sanctions, while still retaining their nuclear ambitions and their ability to increase belligerent activities in the Middle East and elsewhere, then one should conclude that it would be better not to approve this agreement.”

Schumer is right. Whether this deal leads to peace or war comes down to a matter of the Iranian leadership’s motives and future behavior. President Obama, most world leaders, and untold number of pundits and editorial writers believe that Iran’s leaders truly want to re-enter the good graces of the family of nations, that really they want “back in” to international commerce and fellowship, and will moderate their behavior once the world receives them with open arms. Thus, they believe that this deal provides a generous, face-saving opportunity for the leaders in Tehran to build a safe and peaceful civilian nuclear power industry while promising to never build nuclear weapons.

In this regard, my friend, Jim Woolsey, a Democrat who served as CIA Director under President Clinton in the 1990s, recently made a very insightful remark. “This would be a perfectly reasonable agreement if it were with, say, Denmark.” That is, when you read the 159-page agreement, it is a reasonably serious document on the face of it, prepared by professional arms control negotiators and nuclear experts and other experienced diplomats. As such, it would be fine if it were a deal made with a moderate, calm, peaceful, non-belligerent nation like Denmark.

But as Woolsey adds, the Iranians are not the Danes. Tehran cannot be trusted. They have never dealt straight with the international community. They have repeatedly lied and cheated, especially with regards to their nuclear program. They are the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. And, as I pointed out in my National Review column on September 11th — and in this fact sheet — Iran’s leaders are driven by an apocalyptic, genocidal eschatology or End Times theology that calls for the annihilation of the U.S. and Israel. This is why so many of us see the exact same deal not as reasonable but insane.

The bottom line is this: the world is making a very large bet on a very bad group of actors. God help us all if they are wrong.

U.S. & WORLD LEADERS SAY IRAN DEAL WILL PROVIDE PEACE & SAFETY

  • SEVEN WORLD GOVERNMENTS: “The E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and the Islamic Republic of Iran welcome this historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which will ensure that Iran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful….[T]his JCPOA will positively contribute to regional and international peace and security.” (Opening paragraph of the Iran nuclear deal, Vienna, July 14, 2015.)
  • U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON: “I warmly welcome the historic agreement in Vienna today and congratulate the P5+1 and Iran for reaching this agreement. This is testament to the value of dialogue…. As such it could serve as a vital contribution to peace and stability both in the region and beyond.” (July 14, 2015)
  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “This vote is a victory for diplomacy, for American national security, and for the safety and security of the world.” (September 10, 2015)
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon….This deal offers an opportunity to move in a new direction….a different path, one of tolerance and peaceful resolution of conflict.” (July 14, 2015)
  • VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “Now we have a historic opportunity to forge an enduring peaceful solution…. a final deal must provide verifiable assurances the international community is demanding to ensure Iran’s program is exclusively peaceful going forward.” (April 30, 2015)
  • HOUSE MINORITY LEADER REP. NANCY PELOSI: “This is historic. This is grand. This is visionary. This is about peace….Some of our members are saying this is the first time since I have been here that I have been able to vote for peace rather than just against war. So, I have confidence in it. The president has authority to do this. The opportunity for Congress to reject it will be met with rejection. And we go forward.” (September 10, 2015)
  • SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY: “Two months ago, in Vienna, the United States and five other nations – including permanent members of the UN Security Council – reached agreement with Iran on ensuring the peaceful nature of that country’s nuclear program….[H]istory may judge it a turning point….” (September 2, 2015)

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE @ https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/u-s-world-leaders-keep-saying-the-iran-deal-will-bring-peace-safety-they-repeat-it-like-a-mantra-why/


“Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

“But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.

— The Apostle Paul (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, NIV)

More 9/11-type attacks? (2017)

Terrorist groups planning another 9/11-style attack, top US official warns

Islamic State and other terrorist groups are planning to target aircraft as they aim to carry out another major attack on the scale of 9/11, a top US security official has said.

Elaine Duke, acting US Homeland Security Secretary, said the groups were using smaller attacks to raise money and “keep their members engaged”.

The threat is still severe,” she said in London after meeting Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

“The terrorist organisations, be it Isis or al-Qaeda or others, want to have the big explosion like they did on 9/11. They want to take down aircraft, the intelligence is clear on that.”

Britain and Europe have seen a string of crude attacks, from the ramming and stabbing attack on London Bridge to the homemade bomb in Manchester.

“In the interim they need to keep their finances flowing and they need to keep their visibility high and they need to keep their members engaged, so they are using small plots and they are happy to have small plots,” Ms Duke said.

“Creating terror is their goal. A bladed weapon attack causes terror and continues to disrupt the world but that does not mean they have given up on a major aviation plot.”

Ms Duke said the US and Britain would push social media firms at a meeting of G7 interior ministers this week to do more to tackle online militant material.

She said there had already been a change in the attitude of tech companies since a rally organised by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August turned deadly when a counter-protester was killed by a car driven into a crowd….

ENTIRE ARTICLE @ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/19/terrorist-groups-planning-another-911-style-attack-top-us-official/


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Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in Brussels, Belgium was yet another Islamic terror attack that has occurred during President Barack Obama’s administration. Obama’s weakness on the world stage and failure to even utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism” has emboldened the Islamic jihadist movement and has caused their evil expansion and growth. Here is the complete list of Islamic terror attacks that have occurred under Obama’s watch.

Little Rock, Arkansas, June 1, 2009. Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad shot and murdered one soldier, Army Pvt. William Andrew Long, and injured another, Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, at a military recruiting station in Little Rock. Muhammad reportedly converted to Islam in college and was on the FBI’s radar after being arrested in Yemen–a hotbed of radical Islamic terrorism–for using a Somali passport, even though he was a U.S. citizen. In a note to an Arkansas judge, Muhammad claimed to be a member of al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula, the terror group’s Yemen chapter.

Fort Hood, Texas, November 5, 2009. Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot up a military base in Fort Hood and murdered 14 people. Hasan was in contact with al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as he fired upon the soldiers on the Fort Hood base. After being sentenced to death, Hasan requested to join ISIS while on death row. It took six years for Obama to acknowledge the shooting as a terror attack instead of “workplace violence.”

Frankfurt, Germany, March 2, 2011. Arid Uka, a Kosovo Albanian Muslim, shot and murdered two U.S. airmen who were headed to fight in Afghanistan at a Frankfurt airport and injured two others. Uka was sentenced to life in prison and is believed to have been radicalized through jihadist propaganda on the Internet, as his Facebook page was laced with jihadist statements. He is also believed to have acted alone.

Benghazi, Libya, September 11, 2012. Ansar al-Sharia, an Islamic terror group, attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed the attack on a video, a blatant lie.

Boston, Massachusetts, April 15, 2013. Tamerlan and Dhozkar Tsarnaev set off two bombs at the 2013 Boston marathon, killing three and injuring over 260 people. The Tsarnaev brothers later shot and murdered Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier. The Tsarnaev brothers were self-radicalized through online jihadist propaganda and through a mosque with ties to al-Qaeda.

London, Britain, May 22, 2013. An off-duty British Army solider was murdered by Islamic fundamentalists.

Brussels, Belgium, May 24, 2014. Islamic terrorist Mehdi Nemmouche murdered three people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

Hamas starting war with Israel, July 8, 2014. Islamic terror group Hamas started a war with Israel, launching rockets into the Jewish state.

Moore, Oklahoma, September 24, 2014. Alton Nolen beheaded a woman, Colleen Huff, at a Vaughan Foods plant and stabbed and injured another person. While Nolen’s motives are unclear, he appears to have been another radicalized Muslim who was obsessed with beheadings.

Queens, New York, October 23, 2014. Zale Thompson, another self-radicalized Muslim, injured two police officers with a hatchet before being shot dead by other cops. Thompson reportedly indoctrinated himself with ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Shabab–a Somali jihadist terror group–websites and was a lone wolf attacker.

Brooklyn, New York, December 20, 2014. Ismaayil Brinsley shot and murdered two police officers execution-style and his Facebook page featured jihadist postings and had ties to a terror-linked mosque.

Paris, France, January 7, 2015. Two Islamic terrorists murdered 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French magazine that had published cartoons mocking Mohammed. Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Paris, France, January 9, 2015. A gunman who pledged allegiance to ISIS held people in a kosher supermarket hostage and killed four of them.

Copenhagen, Denmark, February 23, 2015. A gunman who swore loyalty to the leader of ISIS opened fire at a free speech forum and at people outside a synagogue. The terrorist murdered two people.

Garland, Texas, May 3, 2015. Two gunmen shot up the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, where a Mohammed cartoon contest was taking place, and were killed by a police officer. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France, June 26, 2015. A French ISIS fanatic beheaded his boss.

Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 16, 2015. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot and killed four Marines and a sailor at a military base in Chattanooga and was believed to have been inspired by ISIS.

Palestinian Intifada against Jews, September 13, 2015. A wave of Palestinian terror attacks toward Jews in Israel began in September, which only worsened after the incitement from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Paris, France, November 13, 2015. ISIS launched a massive, coordinated terror attack in the city of Paris that resulted in at least 129 dead and 352 people injured.

San Bernardino, California, December 14, 2015. Two radical Islamists, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, shot and murdered 14 people and injured 22 others at an office holiday party.

Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. ISIS set off bombs and gunfire at a Brussels’s city airport and a subway station, killing 30 people and injuring at least 230 people.

Overall, the amount of terrorism deaths has quadrupled under Obama’s presidency.

LINK: http://www.dailywire.com/news/4291/here-your-complete-list-islamic-terror-attacks-aaron-bandler


‘TERRORISTS CHOSE PARIS AS ICONIC TARGET LIKE TWIN TOWERS’ – EX-CIA OFFICER
The series of apparent Islamic State attacks in Paris can be compared to the 2001 destruction of the WTC towers in the US, says Jack Rice

 The series of apparent Islamic State attacks in Paris can be compared to the 2001 destruction of the WTC towers in the US, says Jack Rice, a former CIA officer. The French capital is an iconic European city, and terrorists target icons.

France has suffered one of the worst tragedies in its modern history with more than 150 people reported killed in seven separate gun and bomb attacks throughout the capital. The terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks.

“Part of the strength that a terrorist group has is to take down an icon,” Rice told RT. “If we go back to 9/11 in the United States, they took down the World Trade Center and parts of New York. And we’ve seen efforts around the world to do similar things.

“That’s what terrorism is about. You are not going to be able to destroy the Western Hemisphere. You are not going to be able to take down parts of Western Europe. What you can do is establish that what you are doing is dramatic and that people have to notice you,” he added.

France should not respond in a draconian manner to the terrorist threat as the US did after 9/11, the former US intelligence officer said….

ENTIRE ARTICLE @ http://www.infowars.com/terrorists-chose-paris-as-iconic-target-like-twin-towers-ex-cia-officer/


More about how all of this may relate to the “harbingers” — God’s warnings — to America and the world in an upcoming post. — PY