'Palestinians set date for statehood showdown at UN'
The Palestinians set September 20th as the date for the much-anticipated vote over Palestinian statehood at the United Nations, according to AFP.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki informed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will ask the international community to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state on the first day of the annual opening gathering at UN headquarters in New York.
“On behalf of whom will you present a resolution in September? Mr. Abbas or Hamas?” asked Israel’s ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor. “Will it be on behalf of both the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas terrorist organization, which advances a charter calling for the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews?"
PA eyes 'protest blitz' ahead of September
Below we get some more news pertaining to the September 20 date:
The Palestinian preparations for September's UN bid for statehood are gathering speed: On Saturday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki announced that Palestinians will present their application for United Nations membership on September 20 – the first day of the UN General Assembly's 66th session.
Several days of world leaders' speeches are expected to follow, and the Palestinians hope to schedule President Mahmoud Abbas' speech for the following Friday, September 23.
Is this a set-up for riots to take place?
Choosing Friday for Abbas' speech is not coincidental: Friday is the day in which Arabs traditionally hold mass prayers, and since the onset of the Arab spring, it is the day in which masses across the Arab world take to the streets to protest against their regimes.
The Palestinians hope to draw out the same masses in capital cities not only in the Arab world, but in the West as well, in support of their bid for a Palestinian state.
They hope that Cairo's Tahrir Square – the symbol of the Egyptian revolution – will turn into "Palestine Square" for a day. To achieve these goals, the PLO is set to launch a worldwide campaign to gather support for the Palestinian cause.
Despite denials by the PA, it is easy to see why Israel expects rioting and violence to take place.
Israel prepares for Palestinian statehood rallies
Israeli security forces are importing horses, water cannons, tear-gas launchers and a nauseating noise machine to control crowds if they become violent at Palestinian protests planned next month to support their bid for U.N. endorsement of statehood.
Israel fears that a single incident a Palestinian killing an Israeli with a firebomb or gunshot, or an Israeli soldier killing a Palestinian during a riot could trigger a flood of violence when large crowds are already out protesting.
Palestinians are planning mass demonstrations across the West Bank and abroad to coincide with the September U.N. General Assembly session, which they hope will give official endorsement for their state. The statehood initiative reflects frustration with long stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said preparations have been under way for several weeks, stressing non-lethal methods the police are used to employing.A section of southern Israel has been turned into a “September training camp” to train soldiers on how to handle violent scenarios without causing fatalities, according to Israeli officials
Israel sets up "September Commands"
In other news around the world:
"The World Is Calling For A New Global Currency"
Right now, the global financial system is still based on the U.S. dollar to a very large degree. But dissatisfaction with the status quo is growing around the world. Many are blaming the United States for the massive financial problems that we have had in recent years.
Many global politicians these days seem quite eager to jump on any chance to criticize the U.S. financial system. In particular, the recent downgrade of long-term U.S. government debt by S&P has provided plenty of ammunition for international proponents of a new global currency.
The Russian government has also been a vocal proponent of a shift away from the U.S. dollar. At a G8 summit back in 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev openly spoke of the need for a new global currency and he even showed reporters a coin that represented what a "united future world currency" could potentially look like.
But it is not just individual nations that have been calling for a change. Over the last couple of years, the United Nations has repeatedly called for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the global reserve currency.
For instance, a UN report entitled "The U.N. World Economic and Social Survey 2010" openly talked about how the transition from the U.S. dollar to a new global currency could be accomplished. The report made very few headlines around the world, but Americans need to understand that the UN itself is openly plotting to dethrone the U.S. dollar.
If that isn't enough, the following quotes appear to be lifted straight from the pages of biblical prophecy (focus on the bolded parts).
The IMF has also been instrumental in promoting the idea of a new global currency. In a recent report entitled "Enhancing International Monetary Stability—A Role for the SDR",
In fact, the report described SDRs as "an embryo" from which a new global currency could ultimately develop.
There seems to be a growing consensus among the ultra-wealthy and the global elite that a one world financial system is what we need.
Could you imagine living in a world in which you were unable to buy or sell unless you participated in the global currency system?
That is a frightening thing to think about.
Our world is changing, and not for the better.
Remember, it usually takes a big crisis to precipitate change:
10 Signs That Economic Riots And Civil Unrest Are Now More Likely Than Ever
You should let the video footage of the wild violence that just took place in London burn into your memory because the same things are going to be happening all over the United States as the economy continues to crumble.
In recent days, even many in the mainstream media have been openly wondering if the riots that happened in London could happen here too. There is a growing acknowledgement that this country is headed down a very dark path.
All over the United States we are already seeing some very troubling signs of the violence that is coming. The following are 10 signs that economic riots and civil unrest inside United States are now more likely then ever....
This article is a worthwhile read, and we see factors such as the current "flash mobs" which have been forming, joblessness, increasing crime as "desperate people do desperate things" to survive, and a general feeling of frustration - not to mention any cuts in "entitlements" which are sure to come. The article closes on this depressing note:
A massive economic collapse is coming, and most Americans are going to be totally blindsided by it.
And if the economic collapse isn't enough to worry about, we see this news brief:
Al Qaeda Trying to Harness Toxin for Bombs, U.S. Officials Fear
American counterterrorism officials are increasingly concerned that the most dangerous regional arm of Al Qaeda is trying to produce the lethal poison ricin, to be packed around small explosives for attacks against the United States.
For more than a year, according to classified intelligence reports, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has been making efforts to acquire large quantities of castor beans, which are required to produce ricin, a white, powdery toxin that is so deadly that just a speck can kill if it is inhaled or reaches the bloodstream.
The officials say the evidence points to efforts to secretly concoct batches of the poison, pack them around small explosives, and then try to explode them in contained spaces, like a shopping mall, an airport or a subway station.
And lastly today, we see yet another article on UN Agenda 21. More people are finally aware of this, and this ominous development from the UN is getting more and more attention:
The UN Agenda 21 Marches on in America with the USDA-EPA National Partnership
John Adams said, “Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist.” The Decalogue emphasized private property in “Thou shalt not steal.” George Washington stated, “Private property and freedom are inseparable.”
Private property was so important to our Founding Fathers that its principles were included in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The right to property is surmised in the owner’s determination of land use, as long as its use does not “disturb the equal rights of another.”
Unfortunately, the UN doesn't share these ideas:
The UN third world nations planners devised Agenda 21 on three suspect principles: Equity, Economy, and Environment, all controlled by government because “individual rights must take a back seat to the collective.”
The 1992 UN Bruntland Commission released the official UN Agenda 21 with its 40 chapters and the 178 nations who signed and agreed to implement UN Agenda 21 at the conference in Rio de Janeiro. Signatory for the United States was President George Bush.
UN Agenda 21 set out to abolish private property, control education, control and reduce population, and control the economy. The global plan was called “Sustainable Development.”
President Clinton signed Executive Order 12852, creating the President’s Council on Sustainable Development to translate UN Agenda 21 into public policy administered by the federal government. The Council created the first UN Agenda 21 called “Sustainable America,” with 16 “we believe” statements. The ultimate goals were to abolish private property, control education, control and reduce population, and control the economy.
The details are contained within this article. The term "read it and weep" definitely applies.
The "New World Order" is marching along unabated. The road to the Tribulation continues to be paved.