German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said transferring more powers to EU institutions rather than increasing the size of the eurozone's future bail-out fund is the way to overcome the euro crisis.
Instead, her solution is more 'integration', by transferring more powers from a national level to EU institutions such as the European Court of Justice, so that the continent is “turned into a Europe that works.”
"We have taken some steps closer to a fiscal union, but we can get faster, gain speed and become more decisive," she added, in reference to the inter-governmental treaty on fiscal discipline currently being negotiated among 26 member states, except Britain.
"We will only be able to strengthen our common currency if we co-ordinate our policies more closely and are prepared to gradually give up more powers to the EU.
That means giving our [European] institutions more monitoring rights – and more bite."
Naturally. As we approach the Tribulation, we should expect to see more and more "central control", as the Tribulation will bring forth the worst form of central power and control that the world has ever seen. The stage is being set for this as we watch.
Jerusalem Concerned: Saudi Air Force To Outnumber Israel's Advanced Jet Fleet
With its latest acquisitions from Washington and Europe, the Saudi Air Force will have more fighter-bombers of more advanced models that the Israeli Air Force. Deep concern over this was recently relayed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak to President Barack Obama
Israel leaders reminded the Obama administration of its standing pledge to maintain Israel's qualitative military edge in the region. The aircraft supplied to the Saudis will place that edge in doubt.
They voiced two additional causes for concern:
1. One fine day, Saudi Arabia, which has never agreed to peace relations with Israel, may be moved to attack the Jewish state from an air base very close to Israel's shores. That proximity and the size and quality of its air force will allow dozens of warplanes to penetrate Israel's air defenses and drop bombs on southern and central Israel.
2. Israel also fears that four or five Saudi pilots or hired Islamist fliers may one day form an al Qaeda cell inside the Saudi Air Force and conspire to carry out a suicide attack on Israeli cities on the model of al Qaeda's 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, most of whose participants were Saudis.
Israeli intelligence officials in close touch with American counterparts asked them if Washington had asked for Saudi assurances about the reliability of the air crews who will man the new F-15SA planes. They were told that no such guarantees had been requested.
Once again: Of course. We know from biblical prophecy that "all nations" will abandon Israel in the last days and that certainly includes the U.S. as Obama is ensuring that Israel (like the U.S.) becomes weaker by the day as the enemies of freedom become stronger by the day. All what we should expect as we enter the tribulation era.
"Massive Blockade" Needed To Stop Iran Threat
A “massive” aerial and naval blockade of Iran, reminiscent of the 1962 U.S. quarantine of Cuba, is needed to stop the Islamic regime from pursuing nuclear weapons, Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said.
The European Union’s ban on imports of Iranian crude and other economic sanctions “might not be sufficient” to deter Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Steinitz, 53, said today in an interview at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York.
Barak laid out three categories of questions, which he characterized as “Israel’s ability to act,” “international legitimacy” and “necessity,” all of which require affirmative responses before a decision is made to attack:
1. Does Israel have the ability to cause severe damage to Iran’s nuclear sites and bring about a major delay in the Iranian nuclear project? And can the military and the Israeli people withstand the inevitable counterattack?
2. Does Israel have overt or tacit support, particularly from America, for carrying out an attack?
3. Have all other possibilities for the containment of Iran’s nuclear threat been exhausted, bringing Israel to the point of last resort? If so, is this the last opportunity for an attack?
For the first time since the Iranian nuclear threat emerged in the mid-1990s, at least some of Israel’s most powerful leaders believe that the response to all of these questions is yes.
Saudi Royal Warns That Mideast Could Face Nuclear Arms Race
Take a look at these beautiful pictures of the Northern Lights. Only God can create art like this.
Elites Pushing Class Warfare, Another False Paradigm
Why is it when the rich super class speaks about class warfare, the downtrodden applaud? When billionaire Warren Buffett said, “There’s class warfare all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning,” the struggling middle class treated him like one of them, as if he’s on their side.
More recently, billionaire investor George Soros warned of a coming class war in the U.S. as reported by the Daily Beast, where he proudly points out that his prediction of riots in the streets has already begun.
With the Occupy movement’s beginnings having ties to funding by Soros, many believe him to be stoking this so-called class warfare. Although Soros denies directly funding the movement’s beginnings, his vast philanthropic contributions have far-reaching tentacles into many revolutions around the globe....he clearly promotes the idea of class warfare with the political left cheering him as a crusader for good.
Additionally, Soros promotes a single European Treasury with the authority to impose and collect taxes from all member nations as the solution to the Eurozone crisis.
So what does Soros say will be the next immediate battle of this rising class war?
“As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable. ‘Yes, yes, yes,’ he (Soros) says, almost gleefully. The response to the unrest could be more damaging than the violence itself.
It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States.”
This one (below) is a must read and serves as a notice as to just how far America's descent into tyranny has become:
Annals Of The Nanny-State, Midwest Edition
In “Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents,” his brilliant anatomy of covert state despotism, Edmund Burke noted that “the forms of a free, and the ends of an arbitrary [i.e., despotic] Government” are not at all incompatible. You may well live in a country in which the law of the land states that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.” But it is the work of a moment for a despotic government to supersede that law in fact if not in name.
I have to put this story here because it is so outrageously symbolic of where we are as a nation right now:
Last Saturday, [my son’s] kids were playing in their front yards in the snow with the neighborhood kids. About 5 pm [their mother] called them in for dinner. James (age 6) came in, took off his hat and coat (he was still in his snow boots, snow pants, long underwear and long shirt) when [his mother] told him to run two houses down the street to get his sister to come home. James ran past [his father] who was waiting on the front porch for a client and watched James run down the street. He then saw a cop car make a u-turn, stop and walk up the neighbor’s walkway and confront James.
[My son] was there within seconds. The cop said he was writing [him] up for James not having a coat on (temp was about 25). Now this house he ran to wasn’t more than 100 feet from [my son’s] house. Cop called DCFS [Department of Children and Family Services] that moment and said that James was barefoot, had inappropriate clothing, and lack of adult supervision. [My son] went back to his clients and Julie went to confront the cop. She was as mad as I have ever heard her and the cop was just abusive. Said he was writing down everything she said and kept asking her if she was done yet. [My son] called the sergeant on call who said he didn’t know the cop but would look into it. [He] got no call back.
Sunday morning at 9 a.m. a person from DCFS appeared at the front door wanted to search the house and talk to James who was hysterical by this time. DCFS said they didn’t think there was going to be a problem. On Monday [my son] called the police department asking to talk to the police chief. Secretary wouldn’t put him through but sent him to another sergeant. [He] explained his story and sent him the photo he took of James after he got back into the house. Officer said that the picture was taken some time after the incident and [My son] could have dressed James up. [My son] wanted to file a police harassment complaint but the cop said, “If you do and we find that any of what you say is wrong, we will prosecute you!” [He] finally got a hold of the police chief who really wasn’t going to do anything about it. [My son] is giving up for fear of reprisals. Amazing isn’t it. Now we should call the police station so they can determine what type of clothing we should put on our kids before we let them out of the house.
Note the phrase “fear of reprisals.” I omitted the names of my friend’s son and changed the name of their little boy to minimize the chance of reprisals from this publicity. But think about it: since when should law-abiding citizens in a free country fear reprisals from the police or other government bureaucrats? The answer, of course, is “just as soon as that country starts treating its citizens as wards of the state.” I sent the above missive to a lawyer friend who advised that the best recourse was publicity in some local papers. I hope it is forthcoming. In the meantime, I hope my friend rallies all his acquaintances to do exactly what he suggested: call the police station every morning to get a bulletin on what to wear that day. A few hundred calls a day might just dampen police enthusiasm for this particular form of harassment. It will also while away the time until the town can get around to cutting the budget of their local police force and publicly humiliate the egregious officer who thinks he was hired to be a nanny-state bully not a public servant.
Read it and weep. What else can you do?
As stated before, one thing history has confirmed: Man cannot rule man. Period.
Only Jesus. Fortunately His reign is coming and it is coming soon.
The Nanny state story about the young boy without a coat was downright disturbing. At least I live somewhat out of the city where that type of nonsense is less likely to occur. The attitude of the police officer's superiors was even more diabolical. They obviously approved of his abuse of power.
I can't imagine living in the tribulation. God help our friends and family left behind. This is but a tip of the iceberg that is coming folks. Place your trust in Jesus before he comes back to take His bride (true church) out of this evil sin cursed world.
Excellent post today...
1. The rich pushing forward class warfare. Throughout my knowledge of history, class warfare has been a constant. Normally, its the oppressed rebelling due to being permanent surfs. This is new, and the only reason that makes any sense to me is their desire to cause chaos and grab even more power. Shucks, in this country, they have already bought and paid for almost the entire government. This appears to be class warfare stood on its head.
2. As for the police action....its so hard and sad to realize we've fallen this low....and still in free fall. But its true.... Even police that we know acknowledge something's up and its not good...for anyone but the privileged. But its coming.
Come Lord Jesus.
It started so slowly back in the 50s when peayer and Bible reading were removed from school. Then in the 60s respect for law and order slowly began to dissipate. Then in the 70s killing babies in the womb became legal; and our debt slowly began to pile up. Then in the 80s the AIDS epidemic reared its ugly head. Then in the 90s we became more of a global society; and the homosexual agenda became more widespread. Now in the 2000s everything comes crashing together with earthquakes all over the place, massive worlgwide debt, the elimination of our Constitutional rights; and the world aligning just as the Bible predicted 2500 years ago. What started so slowly 50 plus years ago with a little stone going downhill has mushroomed into a giant boulder that will come crashing into something any minute. As Christians, as Paul Harvey used to say, at least we know the rest of the story; and are so looking forward for Jesus to take us home. Come quickly Lord Jesus.
Sorry to dissapoint, but NOT yet
i think >>>>>
DOW down but intraday HIGH was near
12,900.....AND as I stated before
this, IF this market gets thru
12, 876...we COULD go ALOT higher.
But there is some good news, WHEN
the crash finally comes, ALL of
them will go together....and I mean
ALL ......Gold, Silver, Copper,
Stocks, all WILL crash at once.
I would BE IN CASH now, 100 %...
i said this before, BUT I will
say it again.....
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