This first article is ominous for reasons previously discussed - see bolded parts
Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza last week fired a missile, smuggled from Libya, at an Israeli aircraft but missed its target, the Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Aharonotreported Tuesday.
intelligence previously has said that Hamas and other terrorist organizations have stockpiled a large number of anti-aircraft missiles but have not used them in order not to spark an escalation in IDF retaliation.
Last Friday, unidentified terrorists reportedly fired a Russian made Strela-2 missile, one of many that have been smuggled into Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula since the fall of Muammar Qaddafi earlier this year. Intelligence officials that approximately 1,000 of the missiles are missing from the Libyan army’s arsenal, and many of them found their way into the hands of terrorists in Gaza and the Sinai.
aircraft already have been warned to sאeer clear of the Gaza region, andmilitary sources see the use of anti-aircraft missiles as a sigמ that Hamas is ready to force an escalation of violence with Israel, possibly including a massive rocket barrage within a short period of time.
Road Terror Rising
There were also numerous reports of rock attacks in Judea, which are intended by the perpetrators to kill those they target. The frequency and number of such attacks has increased over the past several months, an ominous sign.A bus driver reported a rock attack on his at the northern entrance to Efrat, located less than ten minutes from Jerusalem.Palestinian Authority Arabs also hurled at buses with Israeli license plates near the Beit Anoun junction, just north of Kiryat Arba.Earlier in the evening, an Israeli bus was attacked by PA Arabs hurling rocks on Highway 60 along the road near the town of El Aroub. None of the passengers were physically injured, but the vehicle was damaged.IDF soldiers deployed throughout the area to search for the attackers.
Iran’s speedboats can carry multiple kinds of anti-ship cruise missiles, and fire them while traveling at speeds higher than missile boats in any other navy in the world, an Iranian defense official claimed Monday.The official Fars news agency quoted Deputy Defense Minister and Head of Iran’s Aerospace Organization General Mehdi Farah as saying, ”Our missiles have the capability of being launched from boats with the speed of over 30 knots,” and listing the available missiles as including Zafar, Nasr, Nour and Qader missiles.
“All throughout the world, Iran is the only country which has speed vessels with the ability of firing (rockets and missile) at high speeds,” Fadavi said at the time.In 2010, Iran announced the production of high-speed missile boats and warned enemies not to “play with fire” by testing their capabilities.Iran’s navy is an integral part of its strategy of controlling maritime traffic through the Straits of Hormuz, through which much of the world’s oil is transferred.
Iran on Tuesday denounced the new European Union sanctions as “inhuman,” vowing they will not force any retreat on the country’s suspect nuclear program.The remarks by Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast amplify Iran’s insistence that it can ride out Western economic pressures aimed at reining in Tehran’s uranium enrichment.“They cannot force the Iranian nation to surrender and withdraw,” said Mehmanparast. “This sort of acts will encourage the Iranian nation to continue on its way, strongly.”
So what does that mean (again, see bolded parts):
Though the mainstream media has long since abandoned the issue, the precarious situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan is only continuing to worsen, according to a prominent Japanese official. During a recent interview, Mitsuhei Murata, the former Japanese Ambassador to both Switzerland and Senegal, explained that the ground beneath the plant’s Unit 4 is gradually sinking, and that the entire structure is very likely on the verge of complete collapse.
This is highly concerning, as Unit 4 currently holds more than 1,500 spent nuclear fuel rods, and a collective 37 million curies of deadly radiation that, if released, could make much of the world completely uninhabitable. As some Natural News readers will recall, Unit 4 contains the infamous elevated cooling pool that was severely damaged following the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11, 2011.
According to the Secretary of former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, the ground beneath Unit 4 has already sunk by about 31.5 inches since the disaster, and this sinking has taken place unevenly. If the ground continues to sink, which it is expected to, or if another earthquake of even as low as a magnitude six occurs in the region, the entire structure could collapse, which would fully drain the cooling pool and cause a catastrophic meltdown.
“If Unit 4 collapses, the worse case scenario will be a meltdown, and a resultant fire in the atmosphere. That will be the most unprecedented crisis that man has ever experienced. Nobody will be able to approach the plants … as all will have melted down and caused a big fire,” said Murata during the interview. “Many scientists say if Unit 4 collapses, not only will Japan lie in ruin, but the entire world will also face serious damages.”
What are the Russians preparing for?
The air defense units of Russia’s Southern Military District will be rearmed with advanced S-400 Triumf air defense systems by the end of 2012, a spokesman for the district said on Monday.The Southern Military District was created in October 2010. It comprises the republics of Adygea, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kalmykia, Karachay-Cherkessia, North Ossetia, Chechnya, and the Krasnodar, Stavropol, Astrakhan, Volgograd and Rostov regions.“In line with a plan for the rearmament of the southern Military District, the S-400 air defense systems will be put on combat duty by the end of this year to replace the S-300PM systems,” Col. Igor Gorbul said.
On the eve of the United Nations designated World Food Day, the UN on Monday kicked off a series of meetings in Rome to try and get ahead of could be the third global food crisis in four years.
Summer droughts in the United States and Russia caused the prices of staples like corn, wheat, and soybeans to rise sharply. Economists with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) say it’s unlikely the prices will normalize anytime soon.
According to the FAO, there are 870 million hungry people worldwide, and while the number of hungry is on the decline in countries like the United States and Latin America, in Sub-Saharan Africa, hunger is on the rise.
Paving the way for the Mark of the Beast:
The surveillance society continues to expand across America, with those who refuse to go along subject to recriminations and reprisals.That's what's happening to students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School in San Antonio whose parents refuse to have their children tracked by school officials.According to reports, the school districts implemented new rules Oct. 1 that require each student to attend classes with photo ID cards embedded with a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip, so officials are able to track every pupil's location. Educators have said the requirement is necessary to stem rampant truancy, which is, in turn, taking a huge chunk out of the school's funding. If the program is eventually judged to be effective, officials plan to roll it out to all 112 schools in the district, covering some 100,000 students.
Mark of the beast?
One student, Andrea Hernandez, a sophomore at John Jay, said in an interview that educators have turned a deaf ear to her pleas to respect her privacy and have told her she can't participate in school elections if she doesn't comply with the tracking program (apparently the Constitution really isn't taught in many U.S. schools these days).In an interview with Salon, Hernandez said subjecting herself to such continual monitoring was like being branded with "the mark of the beast," a Biblical reference to the Book of Revelations.Later, in a separate interview published by WorldNetDaily, Hernandez said the school responded by threatening her with the loss of her right to vote in the school's homecoming king and queen contest for disobeying.
And below, we see U.S. "support" for Israel. And for context, don't forget S.E. Rice is the one who repeatedly lied about Benghazi:
US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan E. Rice said on Monday that the US "does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli settlement activity, and will continue to oppose any efforts to legalize outposts."Speaking at the Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East, Rice emphasized: "The fate of existing settlements must be dealt with by the parties along with other permanent-status issues."
The Obama Administration on Tuesday reiterated its position that Jews must not be allowed to build and live on their ancient biblical heartland for the sake of peace in the region.
Speaking before the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Susan Rice stated that the White House "does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli settlement activity [sic], and will continue to oppose any efforts to legalize [Jewish] outposts."
Though technically the territories of Judea and Samaria are disputed, the US and other Western powers set no such limits on the Arab population's rampant construction.
Rice went on to suggest that the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, which the world calls "the West Bank," is a detriment to the international community's plan to solve the conflict by birthing a Palestinian Arab state.
Israelis have been urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to quickly adopt a legal study that he commissioned that justifies the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria.