Saturday, August 18, 2012

Just Like the People of Judah?

As I was doing devotions this morning I was reading in the book of Joel.  The Bible I use is the Life Application Bible, so at the beginning of each book it tells the 'vital statistics' of the book and gives a brief description of 'purpose', 'setting', 'author', etc...

Here is what it says for the 'purpose' of the book of Joel;
"To warn Judah of God's impending judgment because of their sins, and to urge them to turn back to God."

And here is what it says for the 'setting' of the book;
"The people of Judah had become prosperous and complacent.  Taking God for granted, they had turned to self-centeredness, idolatry, and sin.  Joel warned them that this kind of life-style would inevitably bring down God's judgment."

Hmmmm.....that sure sounds awful familiar to where America is today....prosperous and complacent, filled with selfishness, idolatry and sin.

In the book of Joel, God had sent a plague of locusts which literally ate everything the people had, including the bark off the trees.  The people looked around and simply couldn't understand what had happened.  Of course, Joel (inspired by God) clearly tried to explain it to them.

As I watched the news this morning and saw more stories coming from America with 82 wildfires burning out West that have destroyed millions of acres, cows out of pasture, horses running for their lives, worst drought ever happening in Arkansas and the south and farmers plowing under their corn in Illinois and Indiana, and the Mississippi river going dry...I read Chapter 1;

15 Alas for that day!
For the day of the Lord is near;
it will come like destruction from the Almighty.
16 Has not the food been cut off
before our very eyes—
joy and gladness
from the house of our God?
17 The seeds are shriveled
beneath the clods.
The storehouses are in ruins,
the granaries have been broken down,
for the grain has dried up.
18 How the cattle moan!
The herds mill about
because they have no pasture;
even the flocks of sheep are suffering.
19 To you, Lord, I call,
for fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness
and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.
20 Even the wild animals pant for you;
the streams of water have dried up
and fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness.

Will America wake up?  Will her people repent and seek the Lord?  Just like God sent the locusts to Judah to shake them up, today he is allowing earthquakes, solar storms, droughts, floods, tsunamis, tornadoes all at unprecedented levels to wake us up.

And yet I read today that atheism has gone up 3% in America just over the last 7 years and that church membership is shriveling...probably because so few of them are teaching and preaching the Word of the Lord...ALL OF IT... not just the parts about love.

Friday, August 17, 2012

If Syria Falls, Who Will Catch the Nerve Gas?

The world's governments understand that Syria has tons of nerve gas.  Nerve gas is classified as a Weapon of Mass Destruction. (WMD)  Even a droplet of this nerve gas inhaled or landing on your skin makes your eyeballs blister, then you poop yourself and then you die when your lung muscles cease to work.

Here is the official way of saying that you poop yourself and then you die;
Initial symptoms following exposure to nerve agents (like sarin) are a runny nose, tightness in the chest, and constriction of the pupils. Soon after, the victim will then have difficulty breathing and will experience nausea and drooling. As the victim continues to lose control of his or her bodily functions, he or she will involuntarily salivate, lacrimate, urinate, defecate, and experience gastrointestinal pain and vomiting. Blisters and burning of the eyes and/or lungs may also occur.[2][3] This phase is followed by initially myoclonic jerks followed by status epilepticus. Death then comes via complete respiratory depression, most likely via the excessive peripheral activity at the neuromuscular junction of the diaphragm. 


Now, back to our we were saying, Syria has tons of this stuff!  Who is guarding it right now?  What happens if those guards run away as the rebel forces continue to throw down Assad's regime?  What happens if some of the rebel forces are Al Qaida operatives or Hezbollah militants?  What happens if they grab a few tons in the back of a pickup truck, pack them in the tip of missile and mist them over Tel Aviv or some other Israeli cities?  Do you think they wouldn't?  I will remind you they flew some jets into the Twin Towers and few years ago.

And now the world is talking about what might need to happen to secure these deadly chemicals.

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The United States and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require tens of thousands of ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's government, according to U.S. and diplomatic officials.

These secret discussions assume that all of Assad's security forces disintegrate, leaving chemical and biological weapons sites in Syria vulnerable to pillaging. The scenario also assumes these sites could not be secured or destroyed solely through aerial bombings, given health and environmental risks.

A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity to explain the sensitive discussions, said the United States still had no plans to put boots on the ground in Syria. President Barack Obama's administration has, in fact, so far refused to provide lethal support to the rebels fighting to oust Assad's regime and the Pentagon has played down the possibility of implementing a no-fly zone anytime soon.

"There is not a imminent plan to deploy ground forces. This is, in fact, a worst-case scenario," the official said, adding U.S. forces would likely play a role in such a mission.

While there is no complete accounting of Syria's unconventional weapons, it is widely believed to have stockpiles of nerve agents such as VX, sarin and tabun.

The U.S. official said there were potentially dozens of chemical and biological weapons sites scattered around the country.

Securing them could not be left to an aerial bombing, which could lead to the dispersion of those agents, the official said.

"There could be second-order effects that could be extremely problematic," the official said of aerial bombing.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last month that it was important that Syrian security forces be held together when Assad is forced from power, citing, in particular, their ability to secure chemical weapons sites.

"They do a pretty good job of securing those sites," Panetta said in an interview with CNN in July. "If they suddenly walked away from that, it would be a disaster to have those chemical weapons fall into the wrong hands, hands of Hezbollah or other extremists in that area."


So we know it might take hundreds of thousands of troops to secure the dozens of areas where the chemicals are.  Ummm....that sounds really problematic...since Arabs hate each other and they seem to hate us even more...and no one but the USA could pull off an operation like this...and we may not have the money or manpower to deploy another 100,000 army troops to another Middle Eastern country.

And we know you can't go in with aircraft and bombers because if you drop a conventional bomb on a ton of nerve gas, you could turn the gas into a mist and disperse it in some type of cloud that drifts down on some town and kills all the women and children....and that would be a disaster.

What about if you drop leaflets around the nerve gas storage facilities and tell all the folks to get away from the site by about 5 miles....then you came in a dropped a nuclear bomb on the site and vaporized the cement, the steel and the chemical weapons?

Yeah....that's not gonna work either.

Huh....this is a real pickle.  What's a guy supposed to do?

Here is one potential scenario;  Hezbollah gets a canister of the stuff and decides it wants to wipe out some Israeli city so they put it in a missile.  It doesn't go real well for them, but they are still successful in killing a handful of Jews in a northern Israeli town.

In response, Israel scrambles it's nuclear bombers and destroys Damascus overnight.  As you know Damascus has offices for every major terror organization in the world.

"See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.  In the evening, sudden terror!  Before the morning, they are gone!"  Isaiah 17

The Jewish State of Israel is very sensitive about being attacked with gas. 

Iran's Leader; No Place for Israel in Middle East

The Iranian leadership continues it's harsh rhetoric and threats against the Jewish State, this time saying that there is no place for Israel in the new Middle East.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Many thousands of Iranians shouted "Death to America, death to Israel" during state-organized protests on Friday and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told them there was no place for the Jewish state in a future Middle East.

Iran, penalized by tough Western sanctions, faces the threat of an Israeli or U.S. military strike on its disputed nuclear facilities. With popular uprisings reshaping the region, the Islamic Republic is also trying to prevent the overthrow of its closest Arab ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"You want a new Middle East? We do too, but in the new Middle East ... there will be no trace of the American presence and the Zionists," Ahmadinejad told worshippers at Tehran University in an event broadcast live on state television.

State television said millions of Iranians joined the al-Quds Day (Jerusalem Day) marches across the country and showed large crowds chanting slogans and carrying portraits of Khomeini and his successor, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Some bore a coffin decked with pictures of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders. Demonstrators burned American and Israeli flags.


Well, the showdown continues.  Iran has to be feeling the pressure as their best Arab client, Syria,  begins to crumble.  How will Iran supply Hezbollah in Lebanon with rockets if Syria's leadership changes?   So Iran's leadership must be feeling threatened.  This would explain the recent uptick in bellicose statements coming from it's leaders.

Of course we also need to realize that when wild animals feel cornered they will do crazy things.  So what might Iran do as it continues to be cornered by the world and even cornered by it's own people?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dishonorable Disclosures

Did it ever strike you  as wrong that Obama was releasing all the details of the Osama Bin Laden killing within hours of it happening?

Did you ever wonder how the Stuxnet virus got leaked and discovered that the computer virus was a joint venture between Israel and America?

Did it make you sad that the Pakistani doctor who gave us information on Bin Laden got sentenced to 33 years in prison for helping us?

Did it even dawn on you that Obama is leaking all this information for political gain...because he truly doesn't care about America but is more interested about bringing the change necessary to usher in a one-word-union?

Watch this video and decide for yourselves;

Honestly, I am coming to the conclusion that America will not survive another 4 years of Barack Hussein Obama.

Am I thrilled about Mitt  But if we only have 2 choices, I would have to vote for the "least worst" option. 

We need to stay in prayer for this country.  It is appearing that only God will be able to save us now...and I'm not convinced we deserve to be saved.

Hat tip to Barb F.

Mississippi River Drying Up

I wonder if we realize how much of your food and energy moves on barges up and down the Mississippi River?  Probably not.

So what happens if the river goes dry because of a record drought?  How will the food and oil need to be transported?

Answer;  by trucks.  And it takes a MASSIVE amount of trucks using diesel fuel to haul over the road what a barge can float in in the river.

Want to see food and energy prices soar?....start hauling them by truck instead of barge.

The worst drought in more than 50 years is having a devastating impact on the Mississippi River. The Mississippi has become very thin and very narrow, and if it keeps on dropping there is a very real possibility that all river traffic could get shut down. And considering the fact that approximately 60 percent of our grain (NYSEARCA:JJG), 22 percent of our oil (NYSEARCA:USO) and natural gas (NYSEARCA:UNG), and and one-fifth of our coal travel down the Mississippi River, that would be absolutely crippling for our economy. It has been estimated that if all Mississippi River traffic was stopped that it would cost the U.S. economy 300 million dollars a day.

 So far most of the media coverage of this historic drought has focused on the impact that it is having on farmers and ranchers, but the health of the Mississippi River is also absolutely crucial to the economic success of this nation, and right now the Mississippi is in incredibly bad shape. In some areas the river is already 20 feet below normal and the water is expected to continue to drop. If we have another 12 months of weather ahead of us similar to what we have seen over the last 12 months then the mighty Mississippi is going to be a complete and total disaster zone by this time next year.

"You might think this is some kind of desert just outside of Memphis. It’s not. I’m actually standing on the exposed bottom of the Mississippi River. That’s how dramatic the drought impact is being felt here. Hard to believe, a year ago we were talking about record flooding. Now, they are worried about a new kind of record: a record low. The river was three miles wide here, it’s now down to three tenths of a mile. And that’s causing all kinds of problems. There are some benefits, I mean, take a look over here: new beach front. In fact, some quip that now the Mississippi River has more beaches than the entire state of Florida, which would be funny if it didn’t have an impact on trade.
A lot of stuff we use goes up and down the Mississippi River. We are talking steel, coal, ore, grain. The problem is now a lot of those barges have had to lighten their loads, and even doing that, they are still running aground. There is a real fear that there could be a possibility of closing the Mississippi River. If that happens, well, all that product that used to be carried cheaply by barge is now going to be carried more expensively by truck or train. And guess who is going to pay for all of that."


Isn't that something??  Last year the Mississippi was at record flood levels.  No one had EVER seen the river that full.  The Missouri river was getting so high they opened flood gates along the river that had NEVER been opened.

And now the river is so low that many have NEVER seen it that low.  If rain doesn't come the river could go dry in some places.

What's interesting is that when it is hot and dry, people scream "Global Warming!"  And when it is cold and wet, those same folks scream, "Global Warming!"

Here is what we can expect going forward;  The global warming crowd is going to become more and more convinced that the world is going to go extinct unless we take DRASTIC measures immediately.  One of those measures WILL be some type of one-world-environmental panel.  We simply can't have America tearing down coal plants and doing away with gas engines while India and China are building 1 coal plant per day just to keep up with their power demands.

Also look for the hatred and venom to come at those of us who believe in a biblical world view...mainly that the world is groaning because it is dying...but not for the reasons the global warming folks are dying to enforce.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ted Nugent Speaks

Many of you know that Ted Nugent is a gun collecting, conservative who used to be a rock and roller.  Ted recently wrote an article for the Washington Times and he sounds like he could be writing for this blog.

Someone should have to answer for the financial high crimes and misdemeanors that are bankrupting our nation and financially raping the futures of our children and grandchildren.

Our federal government has mismanaged the financial affairs of our nation worse than Ken Lay and the other crooks did to the fake energy company, Enron.

Instead of talking about the debt beast that is drowning America, the national narrative is focused on what Dan Cathy, president and founder of Chick-fil-A, has said about marriage. What fools we are. We are being fleeced, led to the economic slaughterhouse like mindless sheep distracted by the dumbest of dumb.

Will anyone try to tell the American public how this is not a cataclysmic economic threat to the nation?

The pus-filled, infected ugly truth is that we aren’t going broke. We are broke and teetering on the edge of economic collapse. We have more in common with Greece than most of us believe. In fact, our situation may be worse than Greece, which is the quintessential definition of modern economic doom.

Few of our politicians are willing to even discuss the drastic cuts in spending that would be required just to begin to put America back on the right path. Our politicians would rather ignore the problem and be re-elected by an ever-increasing population of America- hating bloodsuckers than to be statesmen and tell America what needs to be done right now: drastic cuts in borrowing and spending, a total revamping of the tax code and passing a balanced budget.

America is in deep, deep financial trouble and there is no indication that Mr. Obama and his Democrat Party are willing to take prudent measures to slow down and reverse this economic kamikaze course of action.


Ouch!!  But Mr. Nugent...that can't happen....because this is America!  We are the land of the free and the home of the brave!  We are the best country this world has ever seen!  We saved the world from Hitler!  We stood down the Soviet Bear and collapsed their union!  We feed the world!  Nothing really bad will ever happen to us! We just won the Olympics!! Sure we may have some minor setbacks...but our shiny future will be bright....forever!

"Pride comes before the fall," says God.

The Fires Just Keep Burning

It seems like they get the New Mexico fire under control just in time to have the Colorado wildfire explode.  Now they have the Colorado fires under control just in time for fires to explode in Washington and California.

Wildfires raging across the western states of the US have destroyed dozens of homes and scorched thousands of acres of land, officials say.
The US Forest Service reported 62 large uncontained fires, mostly in the states of Idaho, Nevada, Utah and California.
A fire in the north-western US state of Washington has burned at least 60 houses and 24,000 acres (9,712 ha) since it started on Monday.
On Sunday, a 20-year-old firefighter was killed by a falling tree in Idaho.
Anne Veseth died near Orofino while combating a blaze. It was her second season as a firefighter.
A federal investigation was launched on Tuesday to establish what happened.
Plea to Mother Nature
The fire near the town of Cle Elum, in central Washington state, has prompted the evacuation of more than 400 people, although no injuries have been reported.
It came within six miles of the town of Ellenburg, said fire officials.
Crews barely managed to outrun the fast-moving fire, which began at a bridge construction site and has not been contained.
Officials say the current wind and heat are making it harder for firefighters to bring the blaze under control.
"Unless Mother Nature helps us out here, we're going to be fighting this a while," Kittitas County Fire and Rescue Captain Joe Seemiller said.


So Captain Joe is appealing to 'Mother nature'?  I wonder if he wouldn't be better off appealing to the Creator of the Universe, Jesus Christ?

Last night on the national news they reported that millions of acres have been burned so far and it was the most acres EVER consumed by fire in this country.

Also they are now starting to report on the cost of these fires to local communities.  The mayors and governors don't have the money to pay for all the fire they are appealing to the Federal Government.

And where will the Federal Government get the money to hand out for all this disaster relief?


This nation is burning and it makes one wonder if the judgment of God has already started.  How many babies can we abort, how many drugs can we snort and how much porn can we manufacture and distribute before God says, "Enough!"

Clerical Error

Yesterday we posted on some bullet purchases that had been solicited by the National Weather Service.

Today we have some followup news in regards to this.

The National Weather Service says it is not intending to arm its forecasters with high-powered weapons and ammunition — no matter how hot, cold, wet or windy it may get.

A purchase order issued Thursday seeking to buy 46,000 rounds of ammunition for use in National Weather Service offices in four states, including hollow-point bullets designed to cause extensive damage on impact and “frangible” ammunition used for close-quarter shooting when ricochets are unacceptable, actually was a “clerical error.”

The ammunition and 500 paper targets, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), are intended for the Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement.

“Due to a clerical error in the federal business vendor process, a solicitation for ammunition and targets for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement mistakenly identified NOAA's National Weather Service as the requesting office,” said Scott Smullen, deputy director of NOAA Communications & External Affairs. “The error is being fixed and will soon appear correctly in the electronic federal bidding system.


Well that's good to know.  But what about the billion rounds of hollow point ammo ordered by Homeland Security?  Is that a clerical error too?

Guess we will have to wait and see.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What's Up With These Bullet Purchases?

A few months ago we were surprised to read that the Dept. of Homeland Security was purchasing 450,000,000 rounds of pistol ammo.  That is amazing in and of itself, but why did they order hollow point bullets?  Hollow points have been illegal in war for over a century.

Who are they planning on shooting?

And now there is evidence coming out that the National Weather Service is also ordering thousands of rounds of ammo.

What??  Why does the National Weather Service need guns and bullets?  Is someone preparing for anarchy or what?

Why would the National Weather Service need to purchase large quantities of powerful ammo? That’s the question many are asking after the federal agency followed in the footsteps of the Department of Homeland Security in putting out a solicitation for 46,000 rounds of hollow point bullets.

A solicitation which appears on the FedBizOpps website asks for 16,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullets, noted for their strength, to be delivered to locations in Ellsworth, Maine, and New Bedford, Mass.

A further 6,000 rounds of S&W JHP will be sent to Wall, New Jersey, with another 24,000 rounds of the same bullets heading to the weather station in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The NWS is following its federal counterpart the DHS in securing large quantities of ammo. Back in March,Homeland Security purchased 450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow point bullets that are designed to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage, prompting questions as to why the DHS needed such a large amount of powerful bullets merely for training purposes.

The DHS is also planning to purchase a further 750 million rounds of different types of ammo in a separate solicitation that also expires on August 20, including 357 mag rounds that are able to penetrate walls.

SO WHY ALL THE BULLETS?!  The author goes on to state the obvious...

The federal government is clearly gearing up for the likelihood of civil unrest on a scale that could outstrip what we’ve already seen in countries across Europe.

While the establishment demonizes the second amendment in light of recent mass shootings and legislation is prepared to ban the sale of large quantities of ammunition online, the federal government is acquiring ammunition at levels necessary to fight a full scale domestic war.

Holy Tribulation!!  Can you imagine the U.S. government turning on it's citizens? 

Here is a better question....can you imagine the unrest that will happen if the government quits feeding 45,000,000 people via food stamps?  Yes, we are talking about massive unrest.

I just hope and pray that we are gone before this happens.

Hat tip to Tim E.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Watch Egypt

I have been told there is an ancient Chinese saying, "May you live in interesting times."  Well, maybe everyone believes their times are interesting, BUT with the frequency of events coming at us via the speed of the Internet, certainly it makes us wonder if we are living in the days that Daniel said would be the last...."and knowledge shall increase."

So let's look at Egypt a little bit.  The dictator was thrown out and we were happy for the Egyptians.  What American wouldn't be excited for those folks under the yoke of oppression to get a say in their own lives?

And then they have their first elections and they elect the Muslim Brotherhood as their government.  The charter of the Muslim Brotherhood is;  "Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations."

Nice bunch of folks!

And the optimists of the world, backed up by the media, told us that certainly the Egyptian military would NOT allow the Muslim Brotherhood to rule.....

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military has shown no sign of opposing the president's surprise decision to retire the defense minister and chief of staff and seize back the powers the military grabbed from his office.

Nearly a full day after the order, no unusual military movements were reported anywhere across the nation.

President Mohammed Morsi's shake-up of the military took the nation by surprise. It has transformed his image overnight from a weak leader to a savvy politician who carefully timed his move against generals who stripped him of significant powers days before he took office on June 30.

The military appears to have acquiesced to Morsi's bold decisions. The official news agency quoted an unnamed military official late Sunday as saying there has been no "negative reaction" from within the military.


But remember, Egypt still has a big role to play in prophetic they are NOT going to exit the world stage until that role is played.

Isaiah 19:1
[ A Prophecy Against Egypt ] A prophecy against Egypt: See, the LORD rides on a swift cloud and is coming to Egypt. The idols of Egypt tremble before him, and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear.

Isaiah 19:2
“I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian— brother will fight against brother, neighbor against neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom.

Sounds like civil war may be coming for Egypt....  I would recommend you read all of Isaiah 19 if you want to watch for what is coming for Egypt.

But in the VERY end there will be good.  Remember darkness always comes before daylight.  The Tribulation must happen before the Son of Man returns to usher in daylight.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

NASA Says to Prepare for Aliens

Yes...let's prepare for beings from other planets to come and visit us.  And please notice that the scientists are hypothesizing that the aliens probably 'evolved' the same way as humans...meaning they evolved to be violent and are prone to war, in order to take things that they want.

Here is video clip;

The Catholic church seemed quick to add their take on the matter.  According to the highest levels of Catholicism, if they aliens come they will evangelize them and baptise them in the name of Jesus Christ.

That sounds great!!  One problem though....what if the aliens aren't from another planet, but are actually Satanic beings (fallen angels, strange flesh or hybrid) who tell grand tales about where they are from and what their purpose on earth is?  What if their story refutes the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  Will the people of planet earth have enough faith to stand firm in their biblical convictions?

Galatians 1:8
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!

2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

"Hello earth dwellers, we are from the planet Kolob.  We come in peace.  Our ways are not your ways.  We come from the Ancient Knowledge...a Knowledge that supersedes your understanding of the human you worship called Jesus.  Yes, Jesus is alive, but he was just a man.  He has transcended to a new plain of existence...exactly as you will once you embrace this Knowledge we have come to give you."

1 Timothy 4:1
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

You think it's far fetched?  Then why would Paul warn us?

Why is that any more far fetched than God coming in flesh as a man, casting out demons, (where did he cast them to?) dying on a cross and coming back in 3 days with a new glorified body that will never die.  He has been gone for 2000 years but one day will come back riding on a white horse and touch down in Jerusalem where the mountain will split in half and we will all rule and reign with him in our glorified bodies for 1000 years on a newly remade planet?

Our universe is a supernatural place.  Satan is our adversary and we live on a planet that he rules over.

1 John 5:19
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

It is simply illogical to claim all the supernatural beliefs of the Bible and yet deny the supernatural abilities of Satan and his minions...who could certainly come (or already have) masquerading as 'aliens'.

I'm just sayin'....

Major Quake Rocks Iran, Hundreds Dead

There will be earthquakes....

Rescue teams are still searching for victims in collapsed buildings after two strong earthquakes hit northwestern Iran, killing at least 250 people and injuring 2,600 others.

The 6.4 and 6.3 magnitude quakes struck minutes apart late Saturday afternoon, leveling several villages near the city of Tabriz and seriously damaging several others.

Dozens of aftershocks have rumbled through the area, prompting thousands of people to spend the night outdoors.

The Red Crescent aid society says it has given emergency shelter to thousands of people so far and is sending in more supplies.

Earthquakes are common in Iran, but few are significant enough to be noticed. The last major earthquake in Iran was a magnitude 6.6 quake in 2003 in the southeastern city of Bam, where 30,000 people died.


Decision to Strike Iran Almost Final

We have been posting headlines about a possible Israeli strike on Iran for 3-4 years now.  I realize that's a long time to be blogging on an issue...but it is a very short time in God's economy, especially when you are talking about an event that will change the world, and could lead to the deaths of thousands and may end up being the start of WWIII.

Here is the latest headline;
Decision by Netanyahu, Barak to strike Iran is almost final — Israel TV

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have “almost finally” decided on an Israeli strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities this fall, and a final decision will be taken “soon,” Israel’s main TV news broadcast reported on Friday evening.

Channel 2 News, the country’s leading news program, devoted much of its Friday night broadcast to the issue, detailing the pros and cons that, it said, have taken Netanyahu and Barak to the brink of approving an Israeli military attack despite opposition from the Obama administration and from many Israeli security chiefs.

Critically, the station’s diplomatic correspondent Udi Segal said, Israel does not believe that the US will take military action as Iran closes in on the bomb.

The US, the TV report said, has not provided Israel with details of an attack plan. President Obama has not promised to attack Iran if all else fails. Conditions cited by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for an American attack do not calm Israeli concerns. And Obama has a record of seeking UN and Arab League approval before action. All these factors, in Jerusalem’s mind, underline the growing conviction of Netanyahu and Barak that Israel will have to tackle Iran alone, the TV report said.
Israel’s leaders have also noted that president George W. Bush vowed repeatedly that North Korea would not be allowed to attain a nuclear weapons capability — a vow that proved empty.

Obama does not want to intervene militarily before the presidential elections in November, and it is doubtful that he would act afterwards, runs the Israeli assessment, the TV report said. Obama may believe that the US can live with a nuclear Iran, but Israel cannot, the report quoted those in “Netanyahu’s circle” as saying.

As for presidential challenger Mitt Romney, he takes a more forceful position, but would probably not have the domestic support necessary to act in the first year of his presidency, if elected, and after that it would be too late.

The US can live with Iran as a “breakout state” — on the edge of attaining a bomb, the report said the prime minister’s circle believes. But “for Israel, a breakout state is a nuclear state.”

Again, they are talking about having to do a strike before the U.S. elections.  If Obama is re-elected, Israel doesn't trust that he will support them and if Romney is elected it may take a year for him to get up and running...which would be too late.

This morning we read there was in earthquake yesterday in Iran that killed hundreds and injured thousands.  Yes, Iran is being shaken.  Imagine how the earth will shake if a major war erupts in the middle east.