This Happened On Planet Earth..April 2019..End Times Signs
Published on Apr 27, 2019
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Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Prophecy Update End Times News Headlines – 4/27/19
Published on Apr 27, 2019
Prophecy Update End Times News Headlines – 4/27/19 A fast-paced highlight and review of the major news stories and headlines that relate to Bible Prophecy and the End Times… All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that’s already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.
Global spread of Incurable Super Bug that kills 60% infected-EColi outbreak up to 156 cases
Published on Apr 26, 2019
You will hear the following in this Broadcast: -CDC: Blood-Sucking ‘Kissing Bug’ Triatoma Sanguisuga confirmed in Delaware for the First Time -Georgia seeing surge in Hepatitis A cases; 2 dozen new cases in 3 weeks -E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef up to 156 cases in 10 states -Governments ‘SILENT’ on global spread of INCURABLE SUPERBUG that kills 60% of infected -New York Outbreaks Drive US Measles Count up to 626 -World’s 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak exceeds 1,000 cases -Health District confirms first case of West Nile virus for 2019
4-25-19 – Rock Harbor Church – Prophecy Update
LATEST WORLD NEWS – ARTICLES SUNDAY APRIL 28th 2018
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
Eph. 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph. 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Eph. 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
PUT YOUR TRUST AND FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST (OUR SAVIOUR):
(Romans 12:2) to seek God’s will, the Lord says, “Do not worry about what you’ll eat or drink or wear. But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well”
THIS IS THE END RESULT OF A CHRISTIANS PATIENCE AND LOVE FOR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
Rev. 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST IN REVELATION CH 6 -22:
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
THE SCROLL AND THE LAMB
Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. (Rev 5:1-4)
This scroll has been called the title deed to planet Earth. Scrolls normally had writing on one side only, but in a few cases the Lord writes on both sides. When He does it indicates that there’s a judgment coming.
In Ezekiel 2 a scroll with writing on both sides meant that Israel was about to be judged, and Ezekiel was being chosen to bring the news to the other captives in Babylon that soon the whole nation would be joining them for a 70 year stay. In Zechariah 5, a flying scroll the same size as the tabernacle’s Holy Place warned that those who failed to keep the Law would be banished from God’s presence and their homes destroyed. Although this scroll mentioned only the commandment against theft on one side and only the one against false witness on the other, the fact that one was in the middle of the first stone tablet and the other was in the middle of the second one leads scholars to believe that they represent all 10 Commandments.
The reason John wept so bitterly is because he knew what was at stake here. Only someone who could redeem Planet Earth and return it to its rightful owner would be able to open the scroll, and no one could be found. Not in Heaven, not on Earth, not under the Earth. Without a qualified redeemer Earth would be lost for all eternity.
Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
There is someone worthy to open the scroll, after all! The fact that the word Lamb is capitalized here means that this is The Lamb of God from John 1:29 who takes away the sin of the world. He’s also the Lion of Judah from Genesis 49:9-10 and the Root of David from Isaiah 11:1-3.
John described Him as a Lamb looking as if it had been slain, so we know He’s still in human form, and still bears the scars of His crucifixion. Once Jesus agreed to become a man, He became a man forever. This Lamb is the giver of the Holy Spirit, confirming that it’s the Lord who has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals because He redeemed the planet at the same time He was saving us. (Romans 8:19-21)
I Didn’t Know It Was Lost
How was the Earth lost in the first place? Some believe that in Eternity past, the one we call Satan was given the Earth as his kingdom. It was a gift in keeping with his stature as both the anointed cherub, in charge of the ones who guard the very Throne of God, and Worship Leader in the heavenly realms as well. He truly was the light bearer then (Lucifer means light bearer in Latin) adorned with every precious stone with a voice like a pipe organ. He was the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty, the ultimate created being (Ezekiel 28:11-14).
But puffed up in the arrogance of self love and pride, he rebelled and was driven out in disgrace, his positions and his possessions taken from him, his kingdom laid waste (Ezek. 28:15-17). He sat there amidst the ruin for who knows how long, powerless to do anything, until God said, “Let there be light,” and all the angels shouted for joy. (Job 38:7)
When God created Adam five days later and gave him dominion over the Earth, Satan conspired to get it back. Indwelling a serpent, he tricked Adam and Eve out of their land, gaining back through deception that which he had lost through rebellion. In the process he had also divested Adam and Eve of their immortality, causing their deaths and the deaths of all their children (Genesis 2:16-17). He immediately set about to rebuild his kingdom, becoming the prince of this world (John 12:31) and the god of this age (2 Cor. 4:4).
God’s law requires that a next of kin redeem that which a family member has lost (Leviticus 25:25). According to the law a son could redeem what his father had lost, but in the transaction Adam had become a sinner, disqualifying all of his sons from ever redeeming him. The coin of redemption was the blood of a sinless man, and all of Adam’s sons were sinners, having been born in their father’s likeness. (Gen. 5:3) Adam was a son of God (Luke 3:38) so only another son of God would suffice.
Since the sins of the fathers are visited upon the sons (Exod. 20:5) a woman could give birth to a sinless man, but only if she could do so without the aid of a husband. Thus, in the garden God announced that the seed of the woman would redeem what Satan had stolen, (Gen 3:15) a prophecy of the virgin birth.
In due time, the Son of God, born of a virgin, gave His life to pay mankind’s debt of sin and redeem Adam’s stolen property, Planet Earth. All God (sinless) and all human (man), He is the only One in creation worthy to take the scroll and open its seals.
As Adam’s Kinsman Redeemer, He paid the debt of sin owed by Adam’s progeny and redeemed the property that Adam lost as well. Now He’s come to take possession of that which He’s paid for. Since the next of kin was also responsible for avenging the death of a family member, He also comes as Adam’s Avenger of Blood (Numbers 35:16-21), and that’s one of the reasons why the rest of this book is the story of great judgements.
He came and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. And then he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song:
“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men (us) for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them (us) to be a kingdom (kings) and priests to serve our God, and they (we) will reign on the earth.” (Rev. 5:7-10)
I’ve placed the more accurate translations of this passage in parentheses. The Greek word used here is a first person pronoun, the plural of me. It appears 173 times in the Bible as us and we, never as third person words like men or them or they. Also the Greek language uses the same word for king and kingdom, so you have to decide which one to use from the context. Kings fits better than kingdom. All my substitutions are consistent with the KJV translation.
Some of the modern translations take either the post trib or a-milliennial view or both and are therefore reluctant to show the raptured church in Heaven in Revelation 5. Instead, by changing the passage to the third person, they have the 24 elders sing about the church as if we’re still on earth. But it doesn’t work. The 24 elders are the church. This is a song for the redeemed and only the church can sing it. The King James version is correct.
Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”
The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped. (Rev. 5:11-14)
The powerful work done by George Frederic Handel in setting these words to music in his “Messiah” will pale into insignificance when compared to this angelic choir. No one knows just how big this choir is. Ten thousand was the largest number in use in those days. Writing today John might have used “millions and millions” just as easily.
C.H. Spurgeon wrote that the Greek word translated all (or every) had seven or eight different uses, and only on rare cases did any of them literally mean each and every one. More likely John meant that every classification of mankind was represented, the rich, the poor, the free, the enslaved, the Jew, the Gentile, etc. These were joined by the animals on land, the birds in the air, the fish of the sea, and even those in the underworld, who though they rebelled and await their judgment in chains, recognize the authority of The Christ. (James 2:19)
Like the four living creatures, I can only add, “Amen!”
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2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
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WEBPAGE ADMINISTRATOR: Keep in mind the word “Religion” in the Greek is “Religare” meaning “Bind back” or “yolk” – Christianity is not “bound” We are free in Jesus Christ our Saviour.
The Media Has Turned A Blind Eye To The ‘Terrorists Within Our Midst’ And THEIR PUSH FOR SHARIA LAW In America – MORE THAN 215 MILLION CHRISTIANS ARE VICTIMS OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN THE WORLD TODAY
Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another
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MIDDLE EAST WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
Titus 2:11 ¶ For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works
WHERE WE ARE CURRENTLY IN SCRIPTURE
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Matt. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows
MAJOR WARS ON THE HORIZON
WORLD WAR 3
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS:
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM:
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program
EZEKIEL 38 & 39
THE WAR OF GOG OF MAGOG – A coalition of Nations led by Russia, Iran, and Turkey to attack Israel
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, andthe life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
TRIBULATION IS COMING AND THE REMOVAL OF THE CHURCH IS IMMINENT.
so won’t you accept Jesus now and be removed from that event and live forever with Jesus in the Family of God?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)
If Iran uses its forces and fighters (which include Afghani and Pakistani forces) to launch an attack near the Israeli-Syrian border, it is possible that a war between Tel Aviv and Tehran could to occur sooner rather than later.
The number of non-Iranian mercenaries are very large. The number of Afghanis ranges between fifteen and twenty thousand fighters. Pakistani fighters between five and ten thousand fighters, in addition to thousands of Iraqis and Syrians. The number of fighters in the Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which is considered a terrorist group, has between eight and ten thousand fighters, in addition to five or six thousand soldiers in the Iranian regular army, according to estimates of 2016.
In view of what has happened in 2018, the direct conflict between Israel and Iran is not only looming but it is already happening, and began with the penetration of an Iranian drone aircraft into Israeli airspace, and the dropping of Syrian artillery on an Israeli F-16 fighter after it launched attacks on Syrian and Iranian positions on the border between the two countries.
Iran hosts Al Qaeda terrorists in Tehran and also funds them. This is nothing new for a country which is considered as the main supporter for terrorism worldwide. Even the 9/11 attacks were facilitated by the planning of Iran in cooperation with Al-Qaeda terrorists.
We have to be careful about the increase of Iran’s influence in Syria and its military expansion on the border between the two countries. This could sooner or later cause a major conflict between the Israelis and Iranians.
In addition to the above-mentioned concerns, tensions are due to other factors as well: the efforts of Hezbollah and Syria – with the help of Iran – to produce high-precision missiles in Lebanon and Syria that could paralyze Israel’s vital infrastructure and make life intolerable, and Iran’s efforts to turn Syria into a starting point for operations against Israel and a platform to highlight the power of the Levant on the other.
But as Iran pursues an anti-status agenda that has often caused a conflict with Israel and the United States, it has shown that it is seeking to avoid conventional wars and the heavy losses of its forces. Instead, it relies on the implementation of proxy operations, terrorism and influential but non-lethal activities. However, they are also willing to venture into high-risk activities involving potential escalation.
US President Donald Trump has taken an anti-Iranian position since he ran for president and vowed to end the nuclear deal reached by the Obama administration with the Islamic Republic. Trump accused Tehran of destabilizing the region shortly after he took office and stressed the need to impose further sanctions on it’s nuclear and ballistic programs.
Israel is not the only country threatened by Iran, but Iran’s ballistic program may enable it to target other areas in the region, noting that Tehran now has the largest reservoir of ballistic missiles in the Middle East.
If war happens, it will involve Israel and the Arab states (mainly Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Jordan) against Iran to fight the Iranian threat and its expansion while the Iranian proxies – terrorist militias — and Hezbollah will side with Iran
David Trachtenberg, the Pentagon’s deputy undersecretary for policy, warned that China and Russia had developed asymmetric advantages in conventional and nuclear forces in the last decade, and now the US is behind the curve in modernizing its sea, air and land nuclear forces, reported USNI News.
Trachtenberg said during a presentation at the Brookings Institution, the Pentagon delayed modernizing five armed service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy for two decades.
“In the 2000s, we skipped a generation” in modernizing ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines, and strategic bombers. During the same timeframe, allied forces in Europe took similar measures to reduce nuclear weapons.
At the same time, on the other side of the world, India, Iran, and North Korea developed nuclear capabilities of their own.
“Most of the US’s nuclear deterrence was built in the 1980s or even earlier,” Trachtenberg said during the presentation. Nuclear Triad missiles are now “aging into obsolescence.”
Trachtenberg said the US is not involved in a new arms race with Russia or China but mentions both countries are quickly modernizing its nuclear and conventional forces.
One topic that wasn’t discussed in the presentation nor the conversation with USNI was the acquisition of hypersonic technologies by China and Russia. It’s possible that both countries have far superior hypersonics, and have possibly matured the technology and launched series production for deployment in the coming years. This would create a monstrous defense and missile gap that could send the American empire to its knees.
According to a Weibo post by Xiamen University, “Jia Geng No. 1” hypersonic rocket, developed by Xiamen University Aerospace Academy and Beijing Lingkong Tianxing Technology Co., Ltd., was successfully tested in Northwestern China.
The pictures, embedded in the post, show the Jia Geng No. 1 rocket to be 28.5 feet long by 8.2 feet wide and weighing a little over 8,000 pounds.
The rocket features a gas turbine that could accelerate the vehicle to more than Mach 3, and has characteristics of a hypersonic ramjet engine.
The purpose of Jia Geng No.1 is likely to examine shockwaves at hypersonic speeds.
The Shanghai Morning Post notes that Xiamen University is the first university in the world to have developed and flown a hypersonic rocket.
“We call [the design] the double waverider,” said Zhu Chengxiang, an assistant professor at the university’s School of Aerospace Engineering and part of the Jia Geng No. 1 team.
Unlike American hypersonic rockets such as Boeing’s X-51 Waverider, which rides on a hot layer of gas known as a “shock wave,” the Jiageng-1 No.1 rides on two layers of shock waves, one underneath the rocket and the other in the air intake of its ramjet engine.
The Jiageng-1 No.1 has several innovative advantages over Western hypersonic rockets: it can transition from supersonic to hypersonic speeds with ease, and the design produces more lift allowing it to travel further with more efficient fuel consumption.
Chengxiang said the Pentagon is deeply disturbed by China’s rapid development of hypersonic vehicles and had tried to severe Chinese scientists’ collaboration efforts with Western researchers.
Another Weibo post by Xiamen University shows the hypersonic rocket in flight. The rocket flies throughout the Stratosphere with a maximum altitude of about 90,000 feet. During the test, the rocket performed as planned after making some maneuvers to “reproduce real flight conditions and conduct aerodynamic tests,” then glided down and deployed a parachute to land safely on the ground.
Those pitching their tent on the left of the American political spectrum can’t seem to make themselves utter the “C” word. Many do verbal somersaults to avoid addressing, writing about, or publicly recognizing those who laud Easter. Are we on some sort of right-wing paranoid rant here? Well, let’s take a moment and see where the facts lead us.
Liberty Nation was first alerted to this odd assault on Christians by Patrick Hauf, who seems to be a rather savvy college student. Perhaps he isn’t the progenitor of this phenomenon, but that’s where we spotted it. Hauf astutely noticed Hillary Clinton’s tweet that referred to Christians as “Easter worshippers.”
Then he did a taste-test, comparing HRC and former President Obama’s tweets about Easter and how they referred to people in the aftermath of the synagogue terrorist attack in Pittsburgh and the horrific killing of Christians in Sri Lanka.
This naturally led to tongue-in-cheek tweets like this one from LN’s Jeff Charles, “Can anyone actually tell me what an ‘Easter Worshipper’ is? Do these people worship the holiday Easter? Are they going to start calling us ‘Christmas Worshippers’ in December?” Then Charles doubled down with: “What happens if a terrorist targets Jews during the same time period as Easter? Are we supposed to call them ‘Passover Worshippers’?”
Point taken, Mr. Charles. Why can’t these politicians find the temerity to say the word “Christian,” even though Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama both claim to be followers of Jesus?
American politicians aren’t the only ones jumping on the bandwagon to exterminate the “C” word. In the vernacular of British Prime Minister Theresa May, the attacks in Sri Lanka weren’t against Christians; they were against “churches” and “hotels.”
The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and my deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time.
We must stand together to make sure that no one should ever have to practise their faith in fear.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) April 21, 2019
Perhaps surprisingly, London Mayor Sadiq Khan was able to utter the “C” word and even went so far as to put out a generous message about Christians. Still, some may take issue with Khan’s reference to the Christian community who “make an important contribution” to London. Skeptics might counter that Christians didn’t merely make contributions to London but in fact were responsible for the city’s very existence. Nevertheless, we are willing to extend Khan some good old-fashioned Christian grace and let him slide on this one since he demonstrated the chutzpah to say the dreaded “C” word.
Of course, this isn’t the first time the left has parlayed political views into a linguistic game of charades. Remember global warming? That became climate change. Next, illegal immigrants in the common lingo of the left became undocumented Americans.
Here we might take a moment to hearken back to a salient proverb of George Orwell. “Political language … is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” Orwell could have added another rubric to language distortion that works just as well: Never write or say the word you despise – just put it on extinction. Then in a generation or so people will ask one another: “Christian? What is a Christian?”
Kenneth: Strongest cyclone ever to hit Mozambique makes landfall five weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated its centre in videos
The strongest cyclone ever to hit Mozambique has made landfall in the country’s north, five weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated its centre, according to meteorologists. Surpassing both Idai and the 2000 cyclone that had been the strongest to date, Cyclone Kenneth hit Cabo Delgado province with wind speeds of 140mph (225km/h), bringing the threat of extreme rainfall.
Some “precarious” houses had already collapsed and the provincial capital of Pemba has lost its power supply, local journalist Jonas Wazir told AFP.
Forecasters at Meteo-France warned that Kenneth could bring waves as much as five metres (16ft) higher than usual. Anabela Moreira, who owns a lodge on Wimby beach in the port town and provincial capital of Pemba, told AFP: “I’ve never seen anything like it in my 15 years in Pemba.”
Satellite loop showing the final approach of Cyclone #Kenneth before landfall over northern #Mozambique just before local sunset. pic.twitter.com/3efGqTXpiq
— Met Office Storms (@metofficestorms) April 25, 2019
After forming off Madagascar’s coast earlier this week, Kenneth passed to the north of the island nation of Comoros on Wednesday night, killing three people and causing widespread damage to homes and infrastructure.
The storm is expected to stall inland for several days and around one metre of rain is expected in the area north of the city of Pemba, more than the usual average for an entire year in the region.
“It’s really an anomaly in the history of cyclones in this region. There’s never been two storms this strong hit in the same year, let alone within five weeks of each other in Mozambique,” said Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist who has worked in east Africa and was watching the cyclone’s path closely.
Consortium News has launched a new series titled “The Revelations of WikiLeaks”, geared toward helping readers come to a full appreciation of just how much useful information the outlet has made available to the world with its publications. Which is good, because there’s a whole lot of it. Understanding everything that WikiLeaks has done to shine light in areas that powerful people wish to keep dark makes it abundantly clear why powerful people would want to dedicate immense amounts of energy toward sabotaging it.
What’s even more interesting to me right now, though, is that if you think about it, the completely fraudulent arrest and imprisonment of Julian Assange arguably exposes more malfeasance by government and media powers than than what has been revealed in all WikiLeaks publications combined since its inception.
And we can use that as a weapon in waking the world up to the dystopian manipulations of the powerful, in the same way we can use WikiLeaks publications.
Thanks to WikiLeaks we know about a military cultural environment in the Iraq war that was toxic enough to give rise to US servicemen merrily gunning down civilians, including two Reuters war correspondents, while whooping and exchanging verbal high-fives. We know that the CIA cultivated a massive cyber-arsenal which enables them to spy through smartphones and smart TVs, remotely hijack vehicles, and forge digital fingerprints on cyber-intrusions to make it look to forensic investigators as though hackers from another nation was responsible, and that they lost control of this arsenal. We know about the DNC’s agenda to undermine Bernie Sanders during the primary in violation of its charter, that Hillary Clinton told a group of Goldman Sachs executives that she understood the need to have “a public position and a private position”, and that Obama’s cabinet was basically selected for him by a Citigroup executive.
We know that and a whole lot more, information which mainstream and alternative media reports use to this very day when constructing analyses of what’s going on in the world.
All of these things are of course hugely significant. But are they anywhere near as significant as the earth-shakingly scandalous revelation that the US government and its allies conspired to imprison a journalist for reporting facts about the powerful? That the governments of America, Ecuador, the UK and Australia all worked in concert to arrange a series of bureaucratic technicalities which all aligned perfectly to create a situation that just so happens to look exactly the same as imprisoning a journalist for telling the truth?
I personally don’t think so. I think the only thing which keeps this scandalous revelation from registering in the minds of the greater public with the magnitude it deserves is the fact that the mass media doesn’t treat it like the scandal that it so clearly is. If, for example, the mass media were treating this open act of tyranny with the same enthusiasm they treated the Democratic Party emails as they were published drop by drop in the lead-up to the presidential election, or the same enthusiasm they regarded the diplomatic cables or the Collateral Murder video, everyone would be up in arms at the fact that their government was acting in a way that is functionally indistinguishable from what’s done to journalists by the most totalitarian dictatorships in the world.
And that refusal of the mainstream media to run virtually anything but smear pieces is, in and of itself, a part of why this scandal is so breathtaking in its audacity. The legal precedent that they are attempting to set with the extradition, persecution and prosecution of Julian Assange for everyday acts of journalism will affect every journalist on the planet, working or retired, professional or citizen. This literally endangers the lives and freedom of every single person working in every single one of those outlets, and they are all either ignorantly cheering it on, or too scared to care. The CIA and Pentagon have weaponized public opinion by using the most advanced psychological weapons known to man, and although the main barrier to fighting his persecution is simply the social shame of going against the tribe, it’s effectively turned the press upon itself. The free press is gaslighting itself into total and absolute submission.
By locking up Assange, they’ve inadvertently exposed themselves for what they are, and we are now able to point at it for everyone to see. They reached too far out into the light and exposed their true face.
NEW COURT FILING: GOOGLE HELPING U.S. GOV’T CIRCUMVENT 4TH AMENDMENT TO CONDUCT WARRANTLESS SEARCHES
A new court filing argues that Google is helping the U.S. government circumvent Fourth Amendment protections in order to conduct warrantless searches.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has formally accused Google of scanning billions of personal files of users at the request of the U.S. government. EPIC recently filed a “friend of the court” brief alleging that Google is helping the U.S. government conduct warrantless searches by scanning user files in search of potentially illegal content or evidence of crimes.
The brief came in response to United States v. Wilson, a case where Google scanned images of billions of users files in an attempt to track images of missing children reported by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). After scanning the images contained within users files, Google contacts law enforcement to share information on individuals who may have images of missing children. However, this entire process happens without permission from users or a warrant issued by a court. EPIC’s brief argues that “because neither Google nor the government explained how the image matching technique actually works or presented evidence establishing accuracy and reliability, the government’s search was unreasonable.”
EPIC says this situation is allowing law enforcement to ignore Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure of property and conduct warrantless searches with help from Google.
“If, for example, police officials would like to examine the digital files of certain suspects, they can simply turn to Google, which will do all the searching for them – and without the time, expense or hassle of getting a warrant for this search,” CPO Magazine reports. “For police departments, warrantless searches of digital material would be one way to make their criminal investigations much easier.”
The crux of this particular case revolves around a new Google algorithm that actively scans files to find a specific image using image matching. Previously, the NCMEC was supposed to provide Google with image hashes that are used to identify a unique image without showing the actual image. However, Google’s new algorithm uses image matching instead of image hashing. EPIC said the “lower court made a key mistake” by confusing file hashing with the more personal method of image matching.
SAUDI ARABIA PUBLICLY EXECUTES 37 ‘CRIMINALS’ UNDER SHARIA LAW INCLUDING TEENAGER WHO SENT MESSAGES OVER WHATSAPP TO WARN PEOPLE OF GOVERNMENT VIOLENCE
The 37 citizens killed during beheading bloodbath had all been convicted of terrorism offences in the hardline kingdom. It emerged one man had even been crucified. Saudi lawmakers insist the men were charged with “adopting terrorist extremist ideology, forming terrorist cells” and harming the “peace and security of society”. Those executed had been involved in attacking a base killing a number of security officers, the Saudi Press Agency statement said. The slaughter of mainly minority Shiites is likely to stoke further regional and sectarian tensions between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Abdulkareem al-Hawa was put to death in front of a baying crowd along with 36 other men who were executed this week in the barbaric desert kingdom
Pay close attention to this article and read it very carefully, this is what life is truly like when you live in a country that is governed by Sharia Law. The Law of Mohammed is cruel and unforgiving, justice is not a factor, it is only about exercising raw power to dominate and oppress.
I am not against Muslims as people, they are free to come here to America and assimilate into our culture. I would love to see them all come to s saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as Saviour and avoid the fiery Hell that Mohammed has been burning in since June 8, 632 AD. But I am resolutely against the tyrannical religion of Islam and its diabolical Sharia Law.
Since 9/11, there have been over 34,911 Islamic terror attacks, in the month of March alone there were 132 Islamic terror attacks, resulting in 729 killed, 776 injured and taking place in 23 countries. Look closely at the man being crucified in the picture at the top of the article, that’s not Jesus Christ paying for your sins. That’s a petty criminal receiving “justice” from Sharia Law. Don’t forget that.
Saudi Arabia mass execution – Lad, 16, tortured with electricity and BEHEADED just for sending WhatsApp messages about protests
FROM THE UK SUN: Abdulkarim al-Hawaj, 21, was a schoolboy when he was detained and accused of being a “terrorist” for sending texts online about an anti-government demonstration.
He was a Shiite Muslim – which is a persecuted minority group in Sunni-dominated Saudi – living in the troubled Eastern province.
Abdulkarim was beaten and tortured with electricity while his hands were chained above his head when he “confessed” to his crimes, human rights charity Reprieve said.
According to Amnesty International, his trial was a farce because he was denied access to a proper defence lawyer and convicted on the forced confession. Aside from torture, the charity also claims that his captors threatened to kill his family if did not confess to the crimes.
This week, he had his head cut from his body in front of a baying, bloodthirsty crowd along with 36 other men in the medieval country.
BUTCHERED FOR SENDING TEXT MESSAGES
Sentencing a person to death who is aged under 18 is banned under international law. Another victim, Mujtaba al-Sweikat, was a teenager who was set to start a new life in the US, studying at Western Michigan University, when he was arrested for attending an anti-government protest.
The then-17-year-old – who had enrolled in English language and finance – was badly beaten including on the soles of his feet before he “confessed” to crimes against the state. Human rights charities claim he was also tortured into confessing and convicted in a “sham trial.”
Why are so many left-wing progressives in America so silent about Islam’s totalitarian tendencies?
People afraid of being called Islamophobes have created space for hardline Muslim men to promote sharia courts, the wearing of the full-face veil, arranged marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), and gender segregation in public places.
Despite his university protesting his sentence, insisting he had “great promise,” Mujtaba was also beheaded this week. Reprieve Deputy Director Harriet McCulloch insists both men were sharing information about “peaceful” demonstrations.
She said: “Many things can be used to justify a death sentence in Mohammed Bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia, including ‘disobedience against the King’, ‘preparing banners with anti-state slogans’ and ‘incitement via social media’.
“Mujtaba al-Sweikat and Abdulkarim al-Hawaj were teenagers sharing information about peaceful protests on their mobile phones. Saudi Arabia’s western allies must act now, to prevent any more young people being killed for exercising their right to freedom of expression.”
Another man, Munir al-Adam, was just 23, when he was arrested at a government checkpoint in 2012. His feet were so badly beaten he was forced to crawl on his hands and knees for days, it has been reported.
Munir lost the hearing in one of his ears, following a childhood accident, but was left completely deaf after the horrific torture, it has been alleged. He told a judge that he agreed to sign the confession because he was exhausted by the brutal and relentless torture.
The killings were carried out in Riyadh, the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, central Qassim province and Eastern Province, home to the country’s Shiite minority. Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International, said the mass execution was a chilling demonstration of the Saudi Arabian authorities callous disregard for human life.
She said: “It is also yet another gruesome indication of how the death penalty is being used as a political tool to crush dissent from within the country’s Shiite minority.”
For Abdulkareem al-Hawaj’s family, perhaps it was consolation their son’s decapitated head and body was not impaled and put on display as a warning to others. Others were not so fortunate.
‘CALLOUS DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE’
The 37 citizens killed during beheading bloodbath had all been convicted of terrorism offences in the hardline kingdom. It emerged one man had even been crucified. Saudi lawmakers insist the men were charged with “adopting terrorist extremist ideology, forming terrorist cells” and harming the “peace and security of society”.
Those executed had been involved in attacking a base killing a number of security officers, the Saudi Press Agency statement said. The slaughter of mainly minority Shiites is likely to stoke further regional and sectarian tensions between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Saudi dissident Ali Al-Ahmed, who runs the Gulf Institute in Washington, identified 34 of those executed as Shiites based on the names announced by the Interior Ministry.
“This is the largest mass execution of Shiites in the kingdom’s history,” he said.
In fact it marked the largest number of executions in a single day in Saudi Arabia since January 2, 2016, when the kingdom executed 47 people for terrorism-related crimes. The Interior Ministry’s statement said those executed had adopted extremist ideologies and formed terrorist cells with the aim of spreading chaos and provoking sectarian strife.
It said the individuals had been found guilty according to the law and ordered executed by the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh, which handles terrorism trials, and the country’s high court.
Amnesty International said 11 of the men were convicted of spying for Iran and sentenced to death after a “grossly unfair trial.” At least 14 others executed were convicted of violent offences related to their participation in anti-government demonstrations in Shiite-populated areas of Saudi Arabia between 2011 and 2012.
The Interior Ministry said the body of one of the executed men Khaled bin Abdel Karim al-Tuwaijri was publicly pinned to a pole. The statement did not say in which city of Saudi Arabia the public display took place. READ MORE:
Saudi Arabia executes 37 Shias on minor charges
Human rights groups have been outraged over Saudi Arabia’s execution of 37 men this week. Most of these men were of the Shia minority and were punished on terror, violence and unrest-related charges. However, their actual crimes consisted of “disrespecting authority”. Gulf Affairs Institute Director Ali Al Ahmed joins In Question to discuss the outcry with RT America’s Manila Chan.