Syrian troops advanced into north Lebanon on Tuesday, destroying farm buildings and clashing with Syrian rebels who had taken refuge there, residents said.Another resident said that the soldiers, some traveling in armored personnel vehicles, fired rocket-propelled grenades and exchanged heavy machinegun fire with rebels.
Burhan Ghalioun, president of the main opposition umbrella group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), has sought support for the meeting to end with a "national oath,"A few weeks ago, a few leading dissidents withdrew from the SNC, dismayed by its leadership and the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, which draws support from Syria's Sunni majority.
A Jewish motorist barely escaped with his life Monday afternoon after an Arab mob attacked his vehicle as he drove through a Jerusalem neighborhood.The motorist, an unidentified 42-year-old man, was traveling through Wadi Al-Joz when he was suddenly attacked by dozens of Arabs.
The vehicle was pelted with dozens of rocks as the driver desperately continued to drive through the attack. One of the attackers also hurled a concrete block at the car, smashing the windshield and wounding the driver.
After he reached a safe location, the wounded motorist was evacuated to Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, where he received treatment for a wide range of injuries
Israeli forces this week are gearing up for the annual "Land Day" marches by Arabs inside Israel and outside its borders. The event, scheduled for this Friday, promises to be a more severe challenge this year after regional powers like Iran, Hizballah, the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas became actively involved in planning the march.Thousands of people from the Middle East and other parts of Asia have reportedly arrived in Syria and will begin their trek to the Israeli border in the coming days. Similar marches are planned from Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and from within the Palestinian Authority-controlled territories.This year, the international effort is focusing on Jerusalem amid claims that Israel is increasingly trying to "Judaize" the city. Most Arabs deny the Jews' historical and religious connections to Jerusalem.The Muslim Brotherhood and other Arab groups have promised that the demonstrations will be non-violent, but these things have a way of quickly spiraling out of control. And, of course, there is no way Israel can allow the huge number of foreign marchers to actually reach Jerusalem.
The mainstream media in the United States has been strangely silent about this, but some of the biggest economies on earth have been making agreements with each other to move away from using the U.S. dollar in international trade. There are also some oil producing nations which have begun selling oil in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, which is a major threat to the petrodollar system which has been in place for nearly four decades. And big international institutions such as the UN and the IMF have even been issuing official reports about the need to move away form the U.S. dollar and toward a new global reserve currency.
Over the past few years, China and other emerging powers such as Russia have been been quietly making agreements to move away from the U.S. dollar in international trade. The supremacy of the U.S. dollar is not nearly as solid as most Americans believe that it is.
As the U.S. economy continues to fade, it is going to be really hard to argue that the U.S. dollar should continue to function as the primary reserve currency of the world. Things are rapidly changing, and most Americans have no idea where these trends are taking us.
Whether being leveled by Atheists, Islamists, or members of the far-left faith community, it appears America’s Judeo-Christian foundation is under assault from all angles. Israel and the Jewish people, too, have not escaped persecution at the hands of some usual suspects.
America, we have an enormous problem. And, it’s a quickly expanding one. Fueled by the palpable fear of We-the-People that is now observably apparent from arrogant elected members of both the Executive and Legislative branches of the US government, Orwellian bills denying the American people their Constitutionally protected rights are now being routinely crafted and passed by an increasingly draconian “ruling—not governing—political class.”
All over the United States, school children are being taken out of their classrooms, put on buses and sent to "alternate locations" during terror drills. These exercises are often called "evacuation drills" or "relocation drills" and they are more than a little disturbing. Sometimes parents are notified in advance where the kids are being taken and sometimes they are only told that the children are being taken to an "undisclosed location".Do we really need to have "relocation drills" where kids are rapidly herded on to buses and told that they must surrender their cell phones because they will not be allowed to call anyone? Our schools more closely resemble prison camps every single day, and it is our children that are suffering because of it.
The markedly minority Marxists and Maoists have been incessantly and, for years, feverishly working to take over our country and install a Stalinist/Hitlerian-styled government. In fact, in 2010 at least 70 members (we suspect there are probably more) of the US Democrat Party were listed as members of the American Socialist Party. But, this is the first time they have claimed the unconditional power to do so.Recently, leftist John McCain (R-AZ)–one of the GOP “Sleeper Cell” members?–partnered with leftist Carl Levin (D-MI) in greatly increasing the Executive branch’s power over the American people. The ‘McCain-Levin US citizen Imprisonment Bill’ effectively does away with the Fourteenth Amendment’s “due process (under the law)” clause which mandates: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”Obama signed the bill as quickly as possible and then immediately issued a signing statement outlining his new powers. In it, he states: “I have concluded that section 1022 provides the minimally acceptable amount of flexibility to protect national security. Specifically, I have signed this bill on the understanding that section 1022 provides the executive branch with broad authority to determine how best to implement it, and with the full and unencumbered ability to waive any military custody requirement, including the option of waiving appropriate categories of cases when doing so is in the national security interests of the United States.”
In the small town of Bluffdale, Utah, not far from bustling Salt Lake City, the federal government is quietly erecting what will be the crown jewel of its surveillance empire. Rising up out of the desert landscape, the Utah Data Center (UDC)—a $2 billion behemoth designed to house a network of computers, satellites, and phone lines that stretches across the world—is intended to serve as the central hub of the National Security Agency’s vast spying infrastructure.Once complete (the UDC is expected to be fully operational by September 2013), the last link in the chain of the electronic concentration camp that surrounds us will be complete, and privacy, as we have known it, will be extinct.
“A long time ago” in this nightmare fairytale come true was August 5, 1992. That’s the day when Nancy Pelosi (CA) introduced a concurrent resolution in Congress (H.Con. Res. 353), dictating that the United States of America should reform all domestic and foreign policy to adhere to the agreements, develop a national strategy to implement Agenda 21, and regularly report to the United Nations our progress on that path. (freedom21santacruz.net)."Undaunted by slow going in Congress, Nancy Pelosi returned to the floor on March 29, 1993, and introduced a joint resolution (H.J. Res 166) to renew the call for the United States “to assume a strong leadership role in implementing…Agenda 21 and other Earth Summit agreements.”
Pelosi’s revolutionary resolutions were picked up by an incoming President Bill Clinton, who on June 14, 1993, with only six months in office, signed an executive order establishing the President’s Council on Development (PCSD)—which would carry out the exact functions called for in Pelosi’s earlier resolutions.The transition could be seen in full view some 19 years later when on March 15, 2012, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order creating the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities. As venerable Internet writer Henry Lamb points out, “the next day, another controversial Executive Order, National Defense Resources Preparedness, vastly expanded the President’s power to control virtually all resources in times of emergency”.With the worldwide creep of Agenda 21, it becomes easier to see that for all of his arrogant bravado, Barack Hussein Obama is just another cog in the big wheel when it comes to handing control of the USA over to the control-crazed UN.