President Barack Obama said Thursday that officials at the "highest levels" of the Iranian government must be held accountable for a brazen and bizarre plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States on American soil, insisting leaders of the world will believe the U.S. case without dispute once they absorb the details.
U.S. officials, meanwhile, confirmed the Obama administration has had direct contact with Iran over the allegations. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, met with Iranian officials at Iran's mission to the U.N. on Wednesday — a highly unusual contact for two countries that do not have diplomatic relations.
That State Department conceded Thursday that the response from foreign governments was initially skeptical.
The rumors have already started regarding the next steps to be taken. Take this one with a grain of salt:
Sources: U.S. Gives Israel Green Light For Iran Strike
Israel is concerned that major powers like Germany are moving closer to smoothing relations with Iran and allowing Iran to continue its nuclear enrichment program unimpeded. A two month window has been allocated during which Israel has the opportunity to launch a military assault, waiting until winter when the attack will be more difficult to pull off is not an option.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s October 3 Tel Aviv visit was used by Israeli hawks to convince the United States that it should green light the attack. Less than 10 days later, a fanciful terror plot involving a used car salesman was invented to implicate Iran and create the pretext for a military assault.
Geopolitical experts have been consistent in their warnings that Israel was preparing to strike Iran this fall.
U.S. official: 'Multiple' sources strengthen case against Iran
"Multiple" sources have corroborated the report about an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, a scheme the administration is alleging is tied to Iran's military, a U.S. official told CNN Thursday.
The United States is offering "specialized briefings" to officials in other countries who have sought more information about the alleged plot, said State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland. She cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as having wanted more information.
The news came on the same day that the United States reported having had "direct contact with Iran" about the alleged plot and as the Obama administration ratcheted up its rhetoric against the Islamic republic.
Will Israel bomb Iran without notifying the US?
In recent weeks, intense discussions have taken place in Israeli military and intelligence circles about whether or not to launch a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Apparently, the key question in the debate was how to ensure that the United States took part in the attack or, at the very least, intervened on Israel’s side if the initial strike triggered a wider war.
Some western military experts have been quoted as saying that the window of opportunity for an Israeli air attack on Iran will close within two months, since the onset of winter would make such an assault more difficult.
Concern that Israel may decide to attack without giving the US prior warning is thought to be the main reason for the visit to Tel Aviv on October 3 of the US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta. His aim seems to have been to rein in the Israeli hawks.
The danger is that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may now seek to break out of Israel’s current political isolation by mounting a spectacular attack on Iran. Having lost Turkey and Egypt, and facing a revolt by the international community against his Greater Israel ambitions, he may think that the time was ripe to seize the initiative. His calculation may be that a lethal blow against Iran would weaken an already deeply-troubled Syria and leave Hezbollah orphaned. Israel would have killed three birds with one stone.
Hamas: Israel Promised No Revenge, We Promised More Kidnappings
Hamas leaders are telling Arabic media that Israel agreed to release terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit without a commitment from the terrorist group to stop kidnapping soldiers. Israel tried to get a commitment, but agreed to go ahead without one, according to sources quoted by the pan-Arabic paper Al-Hayat.
Hamas also claimed that they managed to extract a promise from Israel not to harm the more than 1,000 terrorists to be released in exchange for Shalit in any way.
Is the Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrating the American Government?
The Revolution is Upon Us
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests, which didn’t happen overnight but were three years in the making, have been portrayed as spontaneous outbreaks by ragtag gangs of shiftless, harmless hippies. They are in fact the army that Barack Obama boasted about even before he came into power.
Trained in the fine art of Civil Disobedience by Ruckus Society anarchists; paid for by George Soros and the Tides Foundation, among others, aided and abetted by street fighters like Code Pink and Greenpeace, count on OWS as a permanent part of society until Obama and his masters perfect the fundamental Transformation of America through Marxism.
OWS are there to replace the Tea Party and any other contingent of American patriots fighting increasing taxes, or remaining loyal to the restoration of the American Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
The protests unfolding before our eyes are part of the coming upheaval necessary to deliver America over to Marxist control.
Cooperation of the authorities in politically correct times are making it easy for OWS to foment the Revolution.
A Marxist Takeover of D.C.'s Freedom Plaza
The “October 2011” movement organizer Dennis Trainor tells me that he believes capitalism is “homicidal” and that the U.S. needs a revolution. “This is not a reform movement,” he said. He is part of the illegal occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. The “October 2011” movement is not part of, but endorses the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began several weeks ago.
Trainor told me that the anti-Wall Street protesters believe they will bring down the government and create a new system based on higher taxes for the rich, free health care for all, an end to wars, etc. It is tempting to laugh at them, except for the fact that veterans of the 1960s protests as well as Soros-funded groups like Think Progress are putting their weight behind these determined Marxists, misfits and crazies.
Very strong earthquake below Papua New Guinea
Very strong shallow dangerous earthquake in Amur, Russia
I was just wondering if anyone here has heard this before. Thank you.
The Chinese General is unnamed in the story, Anon. That's always a red flag for me. But for China to suddenly launch an unprovoked attack would be put of character for a nation that's taking us over without even firing a shot. A war would affect commerce between the two nations.
That's not to say its completely out f the question ever . . .as I think during the Tribulation, ANYTHING is possible . . .i just don't seethe scenario in the story as anything for Christians to be fretting over.
Out,not put :)
I'm preaching to the choir here, but for those who are still undecided:
It just seems so much these days that many of the major news stories are all inter related. Order out of chaos. Arab spring, the rest of the world 'fall', and the unfolding of the new world order. Many rumors of war, middle east ready to explode, and an economic crash coming with the elite in manipulating it all to prepare the world....
When you put all of the above together along with super natural events, ie: massive increase of earth quakes, volcano's and untold signs in the heavens, humans are currently experiencing a wake up call by God. Its all happening at a non-coincidental time as this, and human kind are about to be ushered into eternity in Heaven or Hell. What will it be for you my friend? I do hope, if you have not responded to Christ and his sacrificial love for you, that you do NOT hesitate any longer to that love and open your heart up to Him today. You just never know what tomorrow will bring let along today. It could be your last day, and then there won't be any room for "I could have, I should have" excuses. Let it be today my friend.
I sooooo agree, Jec . . . today's journalism absolutely drives me bonkers. All these events are always reported as isolated incidents. Every now and then, The Drudge Report will pick up on a pattern and lump links to news stories . . .but the stories themselves treat them as isolated.
I can't help but wonder to what extent Agenda 21 plays in media reporting. More often than not, one has to genuinely dig to get the scoop. For instance, a few months back, the President's proposed 2012 budget was voted down unanimously. I posted information about the vote on my Facebook wall and added I would include a link to news story, but there's NOT one. A news director for a local tv station posted in my thread that he'd be shocked if there wasn't an AP or Reuters story within 24 hours. A week went by before it received a modest write up.
There are TONS of stories going unreported . . .the days of investigative journalism are long gone. I don't believe it's just a natural evolution of news reporting. At no other time in history has information been as readily available as it is today. There's absolutely not an excuse one for such things to go unreported . . .except something like a global effort by the United Nations and their accomplices in a variety of front groups to subvert information in an effort to control the masses.
Today was a wonderful study on Noah and the flood.Just the public reading of the Scriptures, in power of the Holy SPirit is awesome.]
I was particualrly blessed with this quote from Hebrews 11.
It made me love all the more, the people on this blog and the household of faith who are walking in obedience.
"BY faith Noah, when warned about times not YET seen, in holy fear,
built an ark to save his family."
Also the repetition of the times when the flood began and the phases of it abatement.
"in the 600th year of Noah's life
on the 7th day of the 2nd month-on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened."
On a very certain and distinct day,
that flood came. The one he believed would come even though he had never seen it before.
Our day to go to Jesus is coming too. In some year of our lives ( hopefully this one) in a certain mo and year..
By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness
that comes by faith."
What a way to end this week.
Believing with you,
Here's a real eye-opener for those who think they are choosing a winner:
The Fed Owns Cain!
Astounding how carefully the Fed shill chooses the wording of his lies, slips past the Constitutional REQUIREMENTS that Congress CANNOT delegate their authority, that money is to be gold & silver, and then talks down and regards us as ignorant!!
Bear in mind [for people who still think that many of our Public Serpents are 'good, church-going Christians'...] that, like Islam, the Illuminati and the Masons teach their minions that they should call themselves 'Christians' to gain the advantage...
But such are the last days of the dying Republic... no honest man to step forward [except Ron Paul, but he'd get MLK'ed right away if he got elected anyway.]
BTW, Great comments too:
"My God ...after each question he blinks so much ,,,just before he spews his lies..."
"Little known fact is the Entire Congress has yet to ratify the initial charter from 1913 and will not."
So I'm sure you all know by now that obummer sent troops to Uganda today...
I just want to make a sad observation. I have the local AM talk radio station on right now. It happens to be a CBS affiliate. The top of the hour news told about obummer sending the troops to fight the Lord's Resistance Army. I promptly Wiki'd the LRA and read, almost verbatim, what CBS news said about the LRA.
Here it is:
"The LRA is accused of widespread human rights violations, including murder, abduction, mutilation, sexual enslavement of women and children and forcing children to participate in hostilities."
Yes, we know journalism is dead. It seemed that CBS said exactly what Wiki says...
And of course, who is the LRA fighting against? The Muslims, of course. I'm sure there's no human rights violations, murder, abduction, mutilation, sexual enslavement of women and children and forcing children to participate in hostilities among them!
Ooops, forgot to add that the news report I heard said that the LRA is a radical Christian group.
hhmmm . . .very interesting video on Herman Cain, DrNo . . .thanks for the post. I've not heard Cain's stance on the Federal Reserve before. That cinches it for me. But I have equally disturbing reasons to not vote for Ron Paul: http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/11/the_ron_paul_campaign_and_its.html
But in the end, does it really even matter? Because if God's in control, and I sincerely believe He is . . .and if we're nearing the end of the end days, as I sincerely believe we are . . .than it's not going to make a hill of beans of difference who we elect because if they aren't already, they will become another vessel used to further the agenda of the One World Government.
And since Christians already see the handwriting on the wall, they simply don't want the gig and frankly, I can't blame them one bit. So that leaves us with either voting for Obama (which in my mind, would be equivalent to voting for Satan) or one of the other candidates running against him. Newt Gingrich isn't likely a Godly man unless he's found God in recent years . . .and there are a couple of points I disagree with him on, but he's by far and I mean by FAAARRRR the most intelligent person to run for that office in the past hundred years. We'd be hard pressed to find anyone with the Historical knowledge he has. And I think, though it's lofty, he's capable of putting his ego aside and appoint the most capable men and women in the country on his cabinet.
Hi Robin, it probably won't matter who vies for leadership over there as America's course was set hundreds of years ago with Adam Wieshaupt and the Illuminati. With respect I believe the days of christians in government are long gone and America will become a pusecuting power and a major player in the setting up of this dreadful NWO. But I sincerely admire your's and many other Americans hope that your country can be turned around. Satan and his minions have had their rights to reign for far too long. It probably won't be long before we fall into line over here out some threat made by Obummer saying that any country that doesnt agree with him will be deemed a security risk. Geoge Bush used that line when the twin towers fell. Sure enough we followed. Dave
I agree with that assessment re America....but it has to be this way before a world govt could be put in place
if you think about it, Noah was the ultimate prophecy watcher....unlike most of us- he didn't just watch and wait - he put it all on the line as far as what he was told would come.....
if you think about it, Noah was the ultimate prophecy watcher....unlike most of us- he didn't just watch and wait - he put it all on the line as far as what he was told would come.....
Well, here we go again >>>>>
STOCKS are UP again, in fact,
all week long.....this market
has gone from being OVERSOLD
to VERY overbought in a VERY
small space of time.
03 OCT to 14 OCT 2011
BIG RALLY !!!
Bottom line is this....
Elliott wave counts are now
LOOKING very bearish.
a HUGE number 3 drop is dead ahead.
BUT, there may be some more bulling
first, ie, IBM, AAPL, all at records tonite.
BUT, indications are that bulls
are walking on EGGS, their time
is short...coming into OCT
everyone expected a BIG drop,
instead we get a huge rally...
so now all early BEAR bets have
been wasted off......which means
the REAL trouble will start soon.
which tells me that SOMETHING
very serious is about to hit this world....and soon.....
WHAT, I do not know...since prophecy fufillment can take
but we will SOON find out.
The LRA is just practice again to see how far the rule of law can be pushed. "Responsibility to Protect" strikes again. Yes, the LRA has done horrible things, but we did have a constitution once.
We are just a lobster being brought to a boil.
I think the setup of Power in the last days is in His hands and yet it doesn't get us of the hook for serious praying.
WHile Christians around the globe are having great difficulty and suffering we in America have had a very soft ride.
When we see our loved country turn so radically against principles that gave us the freedom to prosper I think there are freedoms of all sorts that are leaking away. The MAtt 24 sermon still has that piece we are only beginning to see. SOme will argue that this portion is for the Jews but a straight reading of Jesus' words say then they will turn you over, great persecution, families against each other. These are days that need our prayers seriously for brave and clear vision.
I love the passage in Acts where Peter and John after suffering for the Name return JOYFULLY to the believers. That Believers prayer , with not one mention of protection and escape but bold asking for outpouring of power for holding Him up is our call.
Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
We are in fearful times that are building. Times that are as you (many of you have said)totally in God's hands.
Let's pray for His hand to stretch out in us in the time we have left.
Joyce died this afternoon at 4:30.
SHei is in His hands for her outcome. Thank you for praying for her.
Just getting in and that "green light" article stopped me in me tracks.
Bibi has said forever that he would never trade multiple prisoners for just one or a few. Mrs C and I have both thought that for Bibi to reverse course there must be something else going on. Now we find that all the MKs, the IDF, and Mossad were in agreement...and then see the story in print that the "green light" was obtained....well....sounds to me like the fireworks may well be just around the corner. Bibi just cleaned up a "loose string", so to speak.
Interesting times to be sure.
DrNo, interesting piece on Herman Cain, and disappointing.
Yep, I was one that was looking at him closely. I hope it isn't true.
Seems that nothing really shocks me anymore. That's sad. It really is.
Another horrible drone mishap...
How does this happen?????
Do you think these drones will play a big part during the tribulation?
I'm sad about Cain, too...
Waterer, so happy that your Noah day went well!
Sorry to hear about Joyce. That is really nice that you lifted her up in prayer. One more you tried to help :) Were you able to be with her in her final hours?
Sounds like you really received some enlightenment from the Noah teachings. This is a wonderful time to look back and reflect on those times.
Have a great weekend! God Bless!!
"Romney Care" was crafted by some of the individuals who created Obama Care. Mitt Romney is being pushed front and center by forcing the states to have early primaries while he is in the lead. The Republican Party is not the friend to capitalists or conservatives as they once were. Whoever wins the GOP nomination will likely be less radical than the current resident of the White House. Maybe more liberal but hopefully less of a Marxist. We shall see as there is slot that can happen between now and then.
Regarding Cain's 999 plan-- the sales tax part of his plan violates the 16th Amendment. Otherwise it's a workable
Sarah Palin changed her facebook status from republican to conservative. Interesting...
WV, I noticed that too. Whomever she supports, it will not be a third party candidate as it will split the vote and insure that the incumbent will have another victory. : / I'd like to add that I believe we are witnessing our last president of a free democracy.
The "last President"? If he even is legally the President...
First President - GW - George Washington
Last REAL President - GW - George Bush
Just a thought...perhaps an interesting parallel
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