Egypt’s foremost Muslim Brotherhood official called on the Arab world Thursday to replace negotiations with Israel with “holy Jihad,” claiming that if Jews are allowed to pray on the Temple Mount they will destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and supplant it with the third temple.
Mohammed Badie, Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, declared in a public message published by Egyptian daily Al-Ahram that “the Zionists only understand force,” and that Arabs cannot hope to achieve justice from the Jews “through the corridors of the United Nations or through negotiations.”
“The time has come for the Islamic nation to unite around one man for the sake of Jerusalem and Palestine,” Badie said. “The Jews have dominated the land, spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions profaned holy places, including their own.”
“Zionists only understand the language of force and will not relent without duress,” Badie continued. “This will only happen through holy Jihad, high sacrifices and all forms of resistance. The day they realize we will march this path and raise the banner of Jihad for the sake of God, is the day they will relent and stop their tyranny.”
Yemeni security officials say a gunman has assassinated the Yemeni chief of security at the US Embassy in Sanaa.
The officials say Qassem Aqlani, who was in his fifties, was shot dead while on his way to work early on Thursday. They say a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at him and fled the scene.
Aqlani had been working for the US Embassy in the Yemeni capital for nearly 20 years.
An unnamed security source told Reuters that Al-Qaeda was likely behind the killing.“This operation has the fingerprints of al Qaeda which carried out similar operations before,” the source said.
The leader of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah on Thursday claimed responsibility for launching a drone aircraft that was shot down over Israel earlier this week, saying the UAV had been assembled by Hezbollah men using parts provided by Iran. The rare admission by Hassan Nasrallah raises regional tensions at a sensitive time when the group’s backers, Syria and Iran, are under pressure.
Nasrallah said the drone sent Saturday was named the Ayoub, honoring both an Islamic prophet (of patience) and a “martyr” by the name of Hussein Ayoub.
“Today we are uncovering a small part of our capabilities, and we shall keep many more hidden,” Nasrallah said in a televised address. “It is our natural right to send other reconnaissance flights inside occupied Palestine … This is not the first time and will not be the last. We can reach any place we want” inside Israel, he said.
Today Jeffrey Saut spoke with King World News about gold, a $2 trillion bailout in Europe, and what investors should expect going forward. Saut, who is Chief Investment Strategist for $360 billion Raymond James, had this to say about discussion of a $2 trillion European bailout: “I had mentioned that in the past, and that’s the kind of bazooka you need to pull to try to at least get over the short-to-intermediate-term funding problems.”
Here is what Saut had this to say: “I have said it, politicians, bureaucrats, and bankers are the same in Europe as they are here. They do not want to lose their power, and if the EU implodes, they all lose their power. So I think they are going to continue papering over the situation, and try to buy more time, just like we did here in our ’07/’08 financial fiasco.”
Inflation is assuredly going to come back because you cannot find any economic system in the world that has had this much cash thrown into it, and not had inflation come out the other side.”
Europe is now talking about a $2 trillion bailout package. Saut had mentioned this to KWN in the past, and when asked about it, Saut responded, “I had mentioned that in the past, and that’s the kind of bazooka you need to pull to try to at least get over the short-to-intermediate-term funding problems.
I think the European economy is going to struggle for many, many years. They are in a situation where the only way to get out of this is to grow your way out of it. The problem with the bailouts is they are implementing austerity programs with it, and when a country is already in a recession or near recession, forcing austerity programs on them I don’t think is the cure.”
Spain is in trouble. And a fresh downgrade from S&P Wednesday reminded everyone as much.
The macroeconomic outlook continues to deteriorate as unemployment rises. Angry citizens are protesting austerity in the streets.
At the same time, Spain has just unveiled its 2013 austerity budget, but the overly-optimistic macroeconomic assumptions underlying the plan foreshadow missed deficit targets in the coming quarters, which will likely force a new round of austerity measures, further worsening the economic contraction.
Meanwhile, as Spain contracts, unemployment will likely continue to rise. However, it’s already at unprecedented levels, as the chart going all the way back to 1983 shows.Current levels of unemployment (under-25 rate = 52.9 percent; overall = 25.1 percent) have been more than enough to spur massive social protests in Spain.As more and more Spaniards lose their jobs and become disenfranchised with the economic environment fostered by the Spanish government, the prospects for civil unrest will continue to become more serious.
It appears quite probable that whichever side loses this election will accuse the other side of stealing the election.
And if millions of Americans feel that the election has been stolen from them, that will make it much more likely that we will see rioting.
Keep your ears open for phrases such as "voter fraud" and "election fraud" following this election. People are so angry already that even allegations that someone stole the election could be enough to set the streets of America on fire.
As always, let us hope for the best, but let us also prepare for the worst.
This is an excellent summary and well worth reading. A few quotes below:
Sixth, to build up, challenge, encourage and comfort the Church to live holy and fruitful lives in the last days.