As we would predict, Israel has become progressively more isolated as Netanyahu tells the truth regarding Iran and their nuclear ambitions, while 'the nations' play the pretend game and act as if Iran really won't develop nuclear weapons. It has to be obvious to the nations that Iran is simply delaying while they continue along the path to nuclear weapons. The only casualty will be Israel so who cares?
Although a face to face between prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama is obviously worthwhile for both countries, the prime minister need not expect to deflect the president from his pursuit of a nuclear deal with Tehran when they meet Monday, Sept. 30. At best, he will come away with soothing assurances that any new intelligence he presents will be seriously looked into. But he can’t hope for real substance for two reasons:
1. Obama can no longer turn away from the path he has set himself, because he is driven by the ambition to prove that international problems can be solved without military force and solely by good will, negotiations and diplomacy.
2. After convincing Russian President Vladimir Putin that he means what he says and is not planning to repeat his “mistaken” US military involvement in the 2011 Libyan civil war, Obama removed a major obstacle in the way of a US-Russian deal on Syria’s chemical weapons.
The wily supreme leader Ali Khamenei in fact sees his chance of turning the situation around to the Islamic Republic’s advantage. He grasps that the American and Russian leaders are in a hurry to reap the results of the Obama administration’s decision to forswear a military option for bringing Tehran round. Their headlong quest for quick results gives Tehran the leverage for extracting previously withheld concessions on its nuclear program, such as extreme flexibility on its enriched uranium production and stocks.
Netanyahu may hear Obama promising to stand by his demand that Iran stop enriching uranium and export the bulk of its stocks, or surrender it for destruction like Syria’s chemical weapons. But he will also discover that Obama and Putin are running ahead together at breakneck speed after dropping Israel by the wayside.
And the negotiations with Iran behind the scenes - and continuing in Geneva on Oct. 15 with the five Security Council powers and Germany - are more than likely to produce a compromise unacceptable to Israel.
The tempo of the negotiations, dictated by Obama and Putin, will make it easy to blur facts and the present minor concessions as major achievements.
Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are already smoothing the way for the understandings to come with messages that fit neatly into world media headlines.
Sunday, Kerry echoed President Rouhani’s of a nuclear accord achievable in months. At the same time, mindful of the Obama-Netanyahu meeting Monday, the US Secretary said in a TV interview, “A bad deal is worse than no deal,” while US Ambassador Dan Shapiro assured Israelis in a radio interview Monday morning “The US and Israel share the same goals – preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.”
Meanwhile, last month’s buzz phrase for the Syrian accord, which called for “a credible military option” to underpin the understanding, has been quietly mothballed in both the Syrian and Iranian WMD context.
Meanwhile, last month’s buzz phrase for the Syrian accord, which called for “a credible military option” to underpin the understanding, has been quietly mothballed in both the Syrian and Iranian WMD context.
Now comes that rarest of things at the UN General Assembly — a moment of truth. The GA General Debate — the parade of speakers across the main stage — takes a break on Sunday, then resumes on Monday and finishes up with a final morning session on Tuesday. That last round is when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak. Israel was represented at UN meetings last week by its strategic affairs minister, Yuval Steinitz. But for the finale, Netanyahu is flying in, going first to a meeting in Washington with President Obama, then addressing the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
For too many of the speakers who climb the UN stage to address the General Assembly, and the world, the main effort is to weave a web of diplomatic fictions. By lonely contrast, Netanyahu’s urgent effort, year after year, has been to sound the alarm about the realities of Iran’s advancing nuclear program, and the dangers it poses not only to Israel, or the Middle East, but to the world. With the clock ticking and the duplicitous deals cooking, never has this message been more urgent. Advance reports, as well as basic sanity, suggest he will make the case again. At the UN, that will go over far less well, to say the least, than the razzle-dazzle of last week’s Iranian “charm” offensive — a buffet of falsehoods more palatable to politicians than the crude realities of the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism buying more time for making nuclear weapons. But for a moment of vital and urgent truth, delivered from the main stage of the UN, tune in Tuesday to the finale.
Rouhani claimed at a news conference last week during his New York City charm offensive, in response to a question whether his diplomatic blitz was intended to just buy the Iranians more time, that, “We have never chosen deceit as a path. We have never chosen secrecy.” This revisionist spin directly contradicts Rouhani’s speech to the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council in the fall of 2004. Iran’s nuclear program, Rouhani said back then, “never was supposed to be in the open. But in any case, the spies exposed it. We wanted to keep it secret for a while.”
Iran’s secrecy about its nuclear program included its years of hiding the construction of an underground nuclear enrichment facility, a cluster of 3,000 connected centrifuges, until its hand was forced in 2009 by Western intelligence’s discovery of the site. And Iran’s secrecy continues, including regarding its Arak heavy-water production plant for weapons-grade plutonium as an alternative means of building a nuclear bomb.
Rouhani used his speech to the UN General Assembly on September 24th to try and set a moderate tone. Indeed, he used the words “moderate” and “moderation” throughout his speech. He even called for a new UN project entitled “the World Against Violence and Extremism.”
...aside from Iran’s potential nuclear threat, it is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism with its tentacles spread around the world directly or through proxies such as Hezbollah. It is providing funding, weapons, training, and sanctuary to numerous terrorist groups in the Middle East and beyond. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is a principal arm that the Iranian regime uses to support terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and Hamas, as well as to intervene in Syria on behalf of Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
The Iranian clerical rulers’ entire theocratic ideology is built around Shiite fundamentalist extremism and violence. They believe that chaos is necessary to bring about the early return of the 12th Imam, the latest in the succession of imams believed by some Islamic Shiite fundamentalists to be the direct descendants of Prophet Muhammad and the carriers of his message on earth.
According to such believers, the 12th Imam will return just before the end of the world, preceded by several years of horrendous world chaos. Before there can be peace and justice under sharia law, there must first be war and chaos. The Imam will force people to convert to Islam or be beheaded, ruling over the Arabs and world for 7 years before finally bringing harmony and total peace under one world religion, Islam.
Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has reportedly issued a fatwah demanding that he be obeyed as the earthly “deputy” of both the Prophet Muhammad and the 12th Imam. In July 2010, this supreme leader is said to have claimed that he actually met with the 12th Imam.
Khamenei wants to see Israel, the “Little Satan” which he hates, destroyed as part of the process to prepare for the 12th Imam’s arrival. Last year he declared that “From now on, in any place, if any nation or any group confronts the Zionist regime, we will endorse and we will help. We have no fear expressing this. The Zionist regime is a real cancerous tumor that should be cut and will be cut, God Willing.”
Ayatollah Khamenei linked Israel and the United States, the Great Satan, together as the mortal enemies of the 12th Imam and declared through a spokesman in August 2009:
“We have to train honest forces that can stop the obstacles that may hinder the coming of the Mahdi like the United States and Israel.”
In February, 2011, Khamenei proclaimed: “We will never forget who the main enemy is. We continue to shout passionately: Death to America, death to Israel.”
Christian leaders in Syria are expressing dismay at the large number of members of their faith who are simply fleeing the region, which now is battered by violence as Muslim jihadists likely linked to al-Qaida try to overthrow the regime of Muslim President Bashar al-Assad.
The bishops say that the emigration stories are a rerun of the situation in Iraq a decade ago when a coalition of forces invaded to remove Saddam Hussein from power and will change the character of the region, just as it did in Iraq.
Many of the stories concerning the plight of Syria’s Christians come from the Christians themselves. Daniels said he recently spoke with one.
“A Syrian church leader told me recently of how they (the rebels) came into the village and began calling out names using the loudspeakers of the mosque and giving them 48 hours to leave,” Daniels said.
“We are continuing to hear stories from Syria of forced conversions or killings by those who did not convert. It is these existential threats that are leading Christians to flee,” Daniels said.
Open Doors USA spokesman Jerry Dykstra agrees that the Syrian bishops have a reason for concern, and persecuted Christians are leaving in huge numbers.
“Over two million people, many of them Christians, have been forced to flee the country. Many of them are in refugee camps along the borders with such countries as Turkey and Lebanon,” Dykstra said.
Dykstra says fewer and fewer Christians remain.
“Christians used to make up 8 percent of the country but that total is obviously less now. The targeting of Christians in the Middle East is nothing new. A Pew report said that in the 20th century Christians made up 20 percent of the population. Now it is an estimated 4 percent,” Dykstra said.
Risk of snap elections in Italy is causing jitters on financial markets, but some say investors have grown accustomed to the chaos.
The value of Italian debt hit a two-week low, while the value of 'safe haven' German bonds ticked upward when markets opened on Monday (30 September), Reuters reports.
"There's a sense things are now spinning out of control, with potentially dangerous consequences for both Italy and the eurozone," Nicholas Spiro, head of Spiro Sovereign Strategy, a London-based consultancy, told the news agency.
The jitters were prompted by the collapse of Italy's ruling coalition over the weekend.
In less than two weeks, thousands of truckers will descend on Washington, D.C., driving their big-rigs and calling for the restoration of a constitutional republic – but now their plan has taken a new twist: Their friends and families will simultaneously join other Americans rallying on overpasses across the nation for Obama’s impeachment.
The Truckers’ Ride for the Constitution movement has a new ally in their protest against what organizers say is corruption in government and a trashing of the Constitution. The group is teaming up with Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment to line the routes into Washington with flags during the Oct. 11-13 event.
Both Houses of Congress are tentatively scheduled to be in session Oct. 11.
Truckers Ride for the Constitution leader and organizer Zeeda Andrews, a country singer and former truck driver, said Overpasses Founder James Neighbors reached out to her, suggesting the two groups form an alliance. Neighbors said the partnership is a “natural” merger for a common cause.
“Thousands of truckers have seen us across America,” he said. “We’ve gotten emails from them, thanking us for waking them up. The biker ride in D.C. happened. Then, the next thing you know, the trucker thing did, and we got even more emails from truckers across the country, thanking us.”
He added, “We are going to be out on the overpasses and at truck stops, encouraging the truckers to head to D.C., to join in with the others. They, in exchange, are encouraging their families who are at home to join us on the overpasses.”
What do they intend to accomplish with a convoy into Washington and nationwide rallies on overpasses?
Neighbors explained, “The goal is to wake up the sleeping giant, the people of America.”
Truckers co-organizer Benn Pam said the rally will be quite a patriotic scene.
“I think it’s great,” he said. “There are going to be thousands of trucks on the highways, flying flags. There are all of those people who are in the Overpasses campaign flying flags. Between the two groups, we may be covering a good part of the national highway network.”
Andrews said more organizations are expected to join the rally, and she has “two other huge groups that will give me a conformation.”
But this event isn’t just another political rally. The joint venture has clear objectives. Neighbors said one goal is to pressure Congress to begin the impeachment process.
A top climate scientist from the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology lambasted a new report by the UN’s climate bureaucracy that blamed mankind as the main cause of global warming and whitewashed the fact that there has been a hiatus in warming for the last 15 years.
“I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence,” Dr. Richard Lindzen told Climate Depot, a global warming skeptic news site. “They are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies between their models and observations increase.”
“Their excuse for the absence of warming over the past 17 years is that the heat is hiding in the deep ocean,” Lindzen added. “However, this is simply an admission that the models fail to simulate the exchanges of heat between the surface layers and the deeper oceans.”
Scientists have been struggling to explain the 15-year hiatus in global warming, and governments have been urging them to whitewash the fact that temperatures have not been rising because such data would impact the upcoming climate negotiations in 2015.
A chilly Arctic summer has left 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 29 per cent.
The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.
Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.
The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year. More than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it have been left ice-bound and a cruise ship attempting the route was forced to turn back.
Some eminent scientists now believe the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of this century – a process that would expose computer forecasts of imminent catastrophic warming as dangerously misleading.
Peace::::: Peace, is but a process, of thoughts and feelings that are manifested by some superficial sense of reassurance by words or deeds.
I often wonder, what the turkey must have been feeling when it's food and water were of abundance, and it's abode clean and free from parasites, and it's climate cooled by giant fans in that carefree and vivacious setting.
I wonder how that perception of peace and serenity would appear to him now if he could speak just after the farmer grabbed him by the neck, stretched it across a log, and hacked off his head with a sharp Axe?
Any similarities between the turkey, and whats happening in and around our world?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry said a deal on Iran's nuclear program could be reached relatively quickly, and it would have the potential to dramatically improve the relationship between the two countries.
Kerry said intensifying diplomatic efforts to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear program could produce an agreement within the three- to six-month time frame that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for.
"It's possible to have a deal sooner than that depending on how forthcoming and clear Iran is prepared to be," Kerry said in an interview aired on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday.
"If it is a peaceful program, and we can all see that - the whole world sees that - the relationship with Iran can change dramatically for the better and it can change fast," he said.
Rouhani and U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Friday in the highest-level contact between the two countries in three decades, raising hopes of a breakthrough in Western efforts to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb.
The sincerity by immediately opening its nuclear facilities to inspections and keeping its uranium enrichment efforts at lower grades that were not suitable for military use.
I know I am going to get nothing but destroyed for thinking positively but I think the world is moving toward the light instead of away from it . I think we are heading towards better times . I think the world is going wake up and realize we can do better ......"Sorry for being positive" ....But I believe we can do better !
We are not moving towards light when 100,000 people have been murdered in Syria. Could men come to their senses? At times I believe they do. But this latest round of threats, warnings strange last minute negotiations and written histories of RECENT threats from the so called peace makers tends to push me far more in the catagory of WATCH< Be prepared to walk closely and with dependence upon God to be ready to shine when it gets even darker.
I do not know your age but for those of us 0ver 60, this is an incredibly complicated and sad decline to witness.
You can hope that God stays His hand that more can enter His kingdom but there is a sharper and more intense line between His kingdom and the kingdom of this world. It is sad and it takes patience and prayer to hear bad things. Definately we are told to think on pure and noble things, this is good. but I do not think we should mistake longing to embrace the true LIGHT of Jesus with the flashlight of world peace makers. When Israel is threatened this is not a good peace. The Scriptures tell us that they will make peace with the wrong person and greatly regret it when all power is given to the one world government. Please do not stir up strife here now.
Your opinion is welcome but not a teasing for negative responding to you. Please be careful.
Humanism (left)always "believes we can do better". Key there is "we" without any mention of God. No matter what "you think", most importantly is what God Says, and what HE says in His Word.
Whether you like it or not, we ARE living in the Last Days.Why are you so afraid of that fact? Why even post on here, when there are so many gazillion other sites. You made it very clear that you dont believe we are living in the Last Days, so why hang around and sew doubt, strife? Why not even have the courtesy to answer Brother Scotts questions he asked you? Instead you just rudely ignored him, and hid like a child when Brother Scott confronted you. Sorry, but God trumps your misguided and blind "ideas".
There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
what you have said is very appropriate, any of us baby boomers are watching sad and times as everything crumbles in Nations. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and Alice your words from Proverbs is true in such times!
Nathan, you're losing your touch - that bait was pretty obvious. Listen to Waterer - she is a voice of wisdom.
In fact, now that I think about it and I suppose I am in a peculiar mood - what is your overarching point? You hit on this theme constantly - so just come out with it.Its ok, whatever your POV is, you much have whatever it is based on solid evidence, so lets discuss it.
You don't think we're in the last generation?
Differences in the rapture?
You take Olivet differently?
You confuse the 1,000 year reign of Christ with the Church undergoing some kind of utopia?
I'm actually curious at this point.
Interesting day ... much going on. Looking forward to an evening up date. The time is so close now!
Be blessed! I am sure you are pleasing in heavenly place!
I was reading an earthquake report the other day..it was noted that there were an increase of mag 6 earthquakes and then within a few days volcanic eruptions followed in August and September ..thought this was interesting. I'll post the web page in anyone is interested.
Ok, I am back......
stocks are starting to drop. they
are not crashing but they are
dropping. the 3rd of OCT is getting closer and closer.
Jesus waits at the Presidio.
really HE does.
the BLOOD must be disinfected.
please go to chuck pierce article
if you do not believe me.
i have presented PROOF of the
coming tsunamis...and 9.7
either believe or not.
I am going all over the place here
in Hawaii and warning people.
Many do not listen.
Bulls are in for a REALLY BAD shock.
Jesus waits at the cross...Jesus waits for you. I assure you he is not crossing any bridges because Chuck said.
I know you put a lot of stock in ol'' Chuck. But we have work to do and watching your corrupt sites with these falsehoods says a lot about your relationship with him. Go look for him first, seek first the kingdom of God and you will not go wrong.
This daily taunting reminds me of the movie 'The Warriors'. Clanking bottles and all..."Warriors....come out to Play...yaaahhh...." The only thing your doing is waking up the Warriors for Christ and for that, I say thanks!
If you are a mid trib or post rib kinda guy, z3 is the site for such fallacies. Is this how you and your are trying to get the promotion of this site up? Seems to me you are drawn back here with nothing to offer but troubled posts. It would be nice to see you stick up for Jesus first. Now that I would love to see since you are for the home team as a brother in Christ.
Come back over to what is true and correct, it's never too late to do the right thing.
I do not prescribe to the teaching
of mid and post trib. But I
believe that MANY OF THE PROPHECIES
are revelant....on Z3
do NOT condemn when U do NOT know.
do NOT judge when you do not know.
you will see the tsunami....
mark my words.
it is coming.
SF and LA are finished.
Here is what I do know:
The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one's life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous.
You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue!
for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
They will do no wrong; they will tell no lies. A deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid."
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.
But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
1 Samuel 24:13
As the old saying goes, 'From evildoers come evil deeds,' so my hand will not touch you.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.
Therefore the Lord will take no pleasure in the young men, nor will he pity the fatherless and widows, for everyone is ungodly and wicked, every mouth speaks folly. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
For fools speak folly, their hearts are bent on evil: They practice ungodliness and spread error concerning the LORD; the hungry they leave empty and from the thirsty they withhold water.
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
God said, I believe it.
Nathan. Brother, let me just say that I respect your point of view, I honestly do. There are many good things that people do in this world, and we should focus on those things. Most importantly the things that glorify God. However, I respectfully disagree with you on things are getting better, and that Iran is peacefully seeking nuclear capabilities. Let me say, without eluding to any specific mission, I have seen the evils first hand. And listen to me, when I tell you I see dead people...I mean, I see dead people. Every time I close my eyes. I have seen the aftermath of evil that pulled a child apart..in half....while she was still alive. The child that was forced to shoot his own parents to keep his siblings alive. The body parts of 30 + people the were blown to chunks of human lives. Christian heads that were sawed off by dull kitchen knives. I could go on and on for days....I hope you can understand when I say that my life will never be the same from what evil I have seen. And it is not getting better....its getting worse...and I'm not trying to change your mind, but I would like for you to open your eyes....
how come no news on gov. shutdown God bless
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