Just A Small Hint Of The Sixth Seal (New York City Earthquake)

Small earthquake in Lockport alarms some residents

New York Earthquake

by STEVEN JAGORD
Editor

Bissonette An earthquake in South Lockport on Saturday had some residents worried about what may have been happening nearby, but those fears were mostly due to the noise and not the earth shaking.
According to David Bissonette, natural disaster services coordinator for the Town of Clarence, no damages were reported as a result of the 1.5 magnitude quake, but a loud “boom” sound did raise some hairs.

“No damages, but we did have a number of ‘worried well’ callers who knew that something wasn’t right but just couldn’t identify what,” Bissonette said. “Most calls reported a combination of a loud boom similar to an explosion and some minor shaking.”

The quake registered at 1.5 on the Richter Scale and occurred 6 kilometers west of South Lockport, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website. Bissonette said Clarence Emergency Services was kept abreast of what was happening through a combination of updates from the county emergency management notification system and monitoring other news reports.

Bissonette added that about six calls were taken from all across Clarence, not from any particularly concentrated area.

“It was a little bit of everywhere,” he said. “There weren’t that many calls, just a couple of inquiries. I think a lot of our residents are still a little ‘gun-shy’ when they hear loud noises as a result of the [Flight] 3407 event.”

Bissonette said that he did not receive any reports of aftershocks or any other loud noises after the initial quake occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. He said he remembered a quake that occurred in Watertown a couple of years ago that was felt all the way in Clarence.

“We all recognize that we live on a fault line,” he said.

According to the USGS website, southwestern Ontario and Western New York have had “moderately frequent” earthquakes since the first was reported in 1840. It added that they occur three to four times every decade.

The largest earthquake recorded nearby was a 4.9 magnitude event that happened near Attica, New York, in 1929.

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India votes against UNGA resolution on nuclear weapons

ISIS Preparing Explosive Component Of Dirty Bomb In Syria

Iraq says ISIS transferring phosphate to Syria’s Raqqa

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) celebrate while sitting on vehicles in the city of Mosul. (File photo Reuters)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is transferring phosphate raw material from Iraq to Syria’s Raqqa, the group’s de-facto capital, the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights reported on Sunday.

“The terrorist entity of ISIS has taken control of the phosphate facility at al-Qaem and is transferring raw material of phosphate to Raqqa in Syria,” the ministry said in a statement on its website.

It is not immediately clear why the terrorist group was interested in phosphate, but the material could be used in the making of explosives.

Al-Qaem is located 250 miles (400 km) northwest of Baghdad and has been Iraq’s main source of fertilizer.

The U.S. Geological Survey said in 2011 that Iraq had “world-class” reserves of phosphate, the world’s second biggest after Morocco, the Financial Times reported.

The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights also said that ISIS has seized official documents and computers at al-Qaem’s directorate of education.

The group has also ordered a time change in the Nineveh Governorate and banned the use of contraceptives.

The Asian Nuclear Horns Are Racing To THE END (Revelation 15:2)

‘Asia is the centre of a new nuclear arms race’

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Nuclear arms race in Asia
 By: Sandip Dighe]
 Mirror speaks to nuclear arms expert and award-winning scientist Manpreet Sethi on the logistics of weaponry in the subcontinent

Pakistan is way ahead in the race — it could possess up to 200 nuclear weapons by 2020; roughly equivalent to the United Kingdom’s nuclear arsenal,” said Dr Manpreet Sethi, project head on Nuclear Security for the Centre for Air Power Studies of New Delhi. In the city to deliver a lecture on ‘India’s Nuclear Challenges’, organised by the Centre for Advanced Strategic Studies (CASS) and Science Forum of MES Abasaheb Garware College, Sethi waxed eloquent on her area of expertise. She was awarded the prestigious K Subrahmanyam Award for 2014, conferred on an Indian scholar, journalist or analyst, who has made an outstanding contribution in the area of strategic and security studies. Between 2002 and 2005, Sethi carried out a research project for the Department of Atomic Energy on ‘Nuclear Energy for India’s Energy Security at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in New Delhi‘; she has also authored Argentina’s Nuclear Policy, coauthored ‘Nuclear Deterrence and Diplomacy’, and has written several academic articles in national and international journals.

Q: How fast is Pakistan’s nuclear weapons stockpile growing? It recently tested two missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads: the 900-km range Shaheen 1A and 1,500-km range Shaheen II.

While there are significant uncertainties about the scope and sophistication of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme, the country, apparently, has the most aggressive one in the world for producing nuclear material for military purposes. By 2020, it could have sufficient weapons grade uranium and plutonium to manufacture more than 200 nuclear weapons, roughly equivalent of the size of UK’s nuclear arsenal.

Q: Where is Pakistan getting the material it needs to develop these weapons?

Pakistan has a history of assistance from China. Over time, it has developed its own systems; now, it is capable of manufacturing on its own. But, we suspect China might be assisting it in certain areas.

Q: How dangerous, then, does the ongoing rivalry between India and Pakistan become?

After the Kargil War, India developed a new doctrine of rapid, limited conventional military operations designed to punish Pakistan but remain below Pakistan’s presumed nuclear threshold. At present, the risk that terrorists could breach Pakistan’s nuclear security is magnified by the strong presence of domestic extremists and foreign jihadist groups there.

Q: What is your forecast for India-Pakistan for the next 5-10 years, in terms of security and nuclear weapons development?

Although India lauded the democratic change of government in Pakistan in 2013, the latter’s army’s role in the domestic power structure limits this. Still, while we are hopeful of peaceful relations, India has to keep its borders safeguarded and intelligence on high alert to guard against mischief.

Q: Do you think Asia is witnessing a nuclear weapons build-up?

It would be a cliche to say that only four countries — China, India, Pakistan and North Korea — are currently expanding their nuclear arsenals. Russia, and for that matter USA as well, are building new missiles, upgrading and modernising their weaponry. Although each nation’s build-up is motivated differently, the combination does make Asia the centre of a new nuclear arms race.

Israel Will Give Same Answer As Iran: It’s An “Energy” Nuclear Program

UN Resolution: Israel Must Renounce Nuclear Arms

The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved an Arab-backed resolution Tuesday calling on Israel to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and put its nuclear facilities under international oversight.

The resolution, adopted in a 161-5 vote, noted that Israel is the only Middle Eastern country that is not party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. It called on Israel to “accede to that treaty without further delay, not to develop, produce test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons” and put its nuclear facilities under the safeguard of the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency.

The United States, Canada, Palau and Micronesia joined Israel in opposing the measure, while 18 countries abstained.

Israel is widely considered to possess nuclear arms but declines to confirm it.

The resolution, introduced by Egypt, echoed a similar Arab-backed effort that failed to gain approval in September at the Vienna-based IAEA. At the time, Israel criticized Arab countries for undermining dialogue by repeatedly singling out the Jewish state in international arenas. Israel’s U.N. Mission did not immediately return a request for comment Tuesday.

The U.N. resolution, titled “The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East,” pushed for the establishment of a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East and lamented that U.S.-backed efforts to convene talks were abandoned in 2012.

Israel has long argued that a full Palestinian-Israeli peace plan must precede any creation of a Mideast zone free of weapons of mass destruction. The country also argues that Iran’s alleged work on nuclear arms is the real regional threat. Iran denies pursuing such weapons.

General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but carry moral weight because it is the only body where all 193 U.N. member states are represented.

U.S. representative Robert Wood, in voting against the resolution at the committee-level last month, said the measure “fails to meet the fundamental tests of fairness and balance. It confines itself to expressions of concern about the activities of a single country.”

Wood said the U.S. will continue pushing a Middle East free of weapons of mass destructions, but he warned that such resolutions only undermine prospects for progress.