Security and rescue forces were on high alert and deployed in large numbers in Jerusalem and throughout the West Bank for Yom Kippur, which begins Tuesday afternoon and ends Wednesday at dusk.
Ahead of the holiday, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz ordered a 48-hour closure of West Bank and Gaza Strip border crossings beginning Monday at 11:59pm and continuing until Wednesday at 11:59pm, the IDF Spokesman's Office said Monday.
Mortar Shells Fired At Golan Heights
Several mortar shells from Syria was fired on the Golan Heights , causing damage but no . The IDF is on high alert.At least one of the shells exploded in a community in the northern Golan Heights.
Syrian Mortar Shells Land In Northern Golan Heights
Numerous mortar shells fired by the Syrian army landed near Kibbutz Elrom in the northern Golahn Heights early Tuesday morning.There were no casualties reported, and the Israel Defense Forces is investigating the incident. The shells were apparently fired at the Syrian village of Jubata Al Khashab, in response to Syrian rebel activity in the area.
Massive Explosions In Damascus Strike Top Syrian Army Building
Two loud explosions targeted one of Syria's top military command buildings in the capital Damascus on Wednesday, engulfing the building in flames, residents and state-television said.They said the explosions struck the General Staff Command Building (Hay'at al Arkan) in the Umayad Square in central Damascus, which is one of the top military headquarters in the country.There was no immediate word on casualties but ambulances could be heard racing to the sealed-off area.The rebel Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for twin bombings.
AP Interview: Ahmadinejad Pushed New World Order
Russia To "Liberate The World From U.S. Occupation"
Russia and its ally China are planning to replace the United States as the world’s leading power. Part of that plan involves ensuring that the US dollar is no longer the world’s reserve currency… which will spell economic disaster for this country.
A State Duma deputy, the head of the Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship of the Russian State Duma, Yevgeny Fyodorov, told Pravda.Ru of his impressions from visiting the APEC summit in Vladivostok. According to him, the meeting showed that the U.S. gradually loses absolute power in the world economy and politics. The power and influence of other countries, such as Russia and China, grows against such a background.
Russian President Vladimir Putin clearly expressed his attitude to the dollar as the world reserve currency. In fact, he offered the countries of the world to start building a large number of regional currencies as an alternative to the reserve system of the dollar. This is a strong step and a strong move, including the initiative to switch to mutual payments. He also said that Russia and China had already switched to the system and he urged other countries to follow the example. This shows that the world begins to change fundamentally, and Russia’s role at this point is to become the leader in changing the world. I would say that Putin as the leader of the national liberation movement in Russia, demonstrated himself at the event as a leader and provider of ideas for the world national liberation movement against the system of occupation, which was formed after 1991 not only about Russia but also China and many other countries.
Today, the world begins to unite against the colonizer – USA. For the time being, it is a conceptual and preparatory process, but it takes place. In this regard, I would call the preliminary results of the meeting in the Far East the meeting of the future members of the world national liberation movement to free the world from the U.S. occupation.
The shift in global power centers is economic and political at present. If Barack Obama is re-elected and continues his mission of destroying the US military… the stage will be set for war… a war that America will have little chance of winning.
The Federal Reserve's Latest Scam: QE Shell Game
Now you see it. Now you don’t. QE III is the Fed’s latest scam. A previous article quoted PIMCO’s Bill Gross. He called it money printing “till the cows come home.”Doing it won’t resolve festering economic problems. They’re getting worse while Bernanke, the ECB, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, Congress, Obama, and like-minded world leaders fiddle.
After crisis conditions erupted in fall 2007, one scam followed another. Occupy Wall Street is right. “Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.” It hasn’t stopped and won’t until either people rebel or the whole house of cards Greenspan/Bernanke built collapses.
Obama’s $787 billion stimulus went mostly (in the form of tax breaks) to corporate favorites and rich elites already with too much. QE II followed QE I, then Operation Twist, and now QE III.The Fed provided generous back door funding for troubled European banks. Its balance sheet exploded. At over $2.8 trillion and rising, if it was a country it would be the world’s fifth largest.
One failed program followed another. Economic duress deepens. Current US median income is lower than when the National Bureau of Economic Research declared recession over in June 2009. Perhaps for Wall Street, not Main Street.Record numbers of Americans need food stamps. More join their ranks monthly. Real unemployment approaches 23%. Average unemployment duration is near a record high.
Overall contraction is accelerating. Eurozone countries are deeply troubled. So is Britain. What’s coming looks worse than 2008. Deficits keep rising. Budgets are unsustainable. Growth is nonexistent. Bailout costs are rising.The implication for world economies is clear. They’re interconnected. What affects Europe spreads everywhere. Expect worse ahead than 2008.All major world economies “are entering recession or slowing growth simultaneously, leading the socio-economic and financial world into a black hole.”As a result, GEAB “maintains its June 2012 Red Alert” ahead of worse coming. It cites key factors without modern precedent. They’re heading world economies for a “double shock.”
19 Signs That America Is Being Systematically Transformed Into A Giant Surveillance Grid
You are being watched. The control freaks that hold power in the United States have become absolutely obsessed with surveillance.
They are constantly attempting to convince the American people that we are all “safer” when virtually everything that we do is watched, monitored, tracked and recorded.Our country is being systematically transformed into a giant surveillance grid far more comprehensive than anything George Orwell ever dreamed of.
The following are 19 signs that America is being systematically transformed into a giant surveillance grid….
[The article elaborates on each of these points]
#1 New Software That Will Store And Analyze Millions Of Our Voices
#2 Unmanned Aerial Drones Will Be Used Inside The U.S. To Spy On You
#3 High Tech Government Scanners That Can Secretly Scan You From 164 Feet Away
#4 The DNA Of Newborn Babies Born All Over The United States Is Systematically Collected
#5 Twitter Is Being Used To Monitor You
#6 Your Cell Phone Is Spying On You
#7 Students Are Increasingly Being Tracked By RFID Microchips
#8 Spy Cams In Hospitals To Monitor Handwashing
#9 Spyware That Monitors The Behavior Of Government Workers
#10 The NSA Warrantless Surveillance Programs
#11 Pre-Crime Surveillance Technology
#12 Mobile Backscatter Vans
#13 Automated License Plate Readers
#14 Data Mining
#15 The Growing Use Of Facial Recognition Technology
#16 Rapid DNA Testing
#17 The FBI’s Next Generation Identification System
#18 The NYPD’s Domain Awareness System
Anti-Austerity Protests In Spain
Protesters clashed with riot police on the streets of Madrid on Tuesday (25 September) as Spain braces itself for a fresh round of spending cuts linked to a potential bailout.
The initially peaceful demonstration turned violent when protesters tried to tear down barricades and threw rocks at riot police, which responded with rubber bullets. Police said at least 22 people were arrested and dozens injured.Violent protests are new to Spain, where people have in the past taken to streets in peaceful rallies, as with the "indignados" movement.
The violence on Tuesday comes ahead of a fresh round of austerity measures to be unveiled on Thursday in what the European Commission has called an "upgrade" of spending cuts already announced earlier this year.
Pestilence seems to be a growing concern on a world-wide basis - exactly as we would expect:
New SARS-Related Virus
Five Suspected Of Contracting SARS-Like Virus
New Type Of Swine Flu Detected In Ontario, Not Related To U.S. Outbreaks
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Strange 'Heartland Virus' Discovered
Strong Earthquake In Baja California - Moderate Earthquake Below Ukiah, California