Antichrist Vows End to ‘Invader Country’ U.S. Influence

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Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States in Iraq, called the United States “an invader country” in remarks Wednesday, vowing to do whatever he could to diminish America’s role in the country.

“The U.S. is an invader country; we do not allow it to interfere at all,” al-Sadr said in a statement in response to how his Sayirun (“On the Move”) Coalition plans to form a new government in Iraq, reported the Washington Times.

Despite his remarks, the Times reports that sources claim Washington has successfully attempted to reach out to al-Sadr and his coalition, which recently won the majority position in the Iraqi Parliament. The Times alleges American officials were interested in “the cleric’s position toward the prospect of a long-term U.S. military presence.”

Iraq’s Election Commission declared al-Sadr’s Sayirun Coalition the winner of the majority of seats in Parliament in May’s national elections. Since al-Sadr did not register to run in the election, he cannot become Iraq’s next prime minister.

Prior to the official release of Iraq’s election results, the Sayirun Coalition was believed to have won one-sixth of Iraq’s 18 provinces. Al-Sadr joined forces with several allied blocs in Iraq to form a government.

These elections were of particular importance given Iraq’s recent liberation from the grips of the Islamic State. In March, the State Department said Islamic State jihadists are “adapting” to the fall of their so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

Al-Sadr’s statements on Wednesday indicated his lack of willingness to see America’s influence there.

While al-Sadr has come out in opposition to Iranian influence in Iraq, as well, the Washington Times noted that al-Sadr was less critical of the Islamic Republic on Wednesday, saying, “Iran is a neighboring country that fears for its interest and we hope it will not interfere in Iraqi affairs.”

Soon after his declared victory, Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi said al-Sadr is a “dear and influential friend and brother” of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In an interview with Alalam news network, Masjedi reportedly said Iran “welcomes and supports the will of the Iraqi people” and praised the “age-old and deep-rooted relations” between Iran and al-Sadr.

Despite tensions between them, their opposition to the United States and Israel are two things al-Sadr and Iran appear to agree on.

Prior to President Donald Trump’s official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the historic relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on May 14, al-Sadr reportedly said the act of relocating the U.S. Embassy would amount to a “declaration of war against Islam” and that it would result in the formation of an armed group to liberate the holy city.

Adelle Nazarian is a politics and national security reporter for Breitbart News. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Sixth Seal: New York City (Revelation 6:12)

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New York State Geological Survey

Damaging earthquakes have occurred in New York and surely will again. The likelihood of a damaging earthquake in New York is small overall but the possibility is higher in the northern part of the state and in the New York City region.Significant earthquakes, both located in Rockaway and larger than magnitude 5, shook New York City in 1737 and 1884. The quakes were 147 years apart and the most recent was 122 year ago. It is likely that another earthquake of the same size will occur in that area in the next 25 to 50 years. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in New York City would probably not cause great loss of life. However the damage to infrastructure – buildings, steam and gas lines, water mains, electric and fiber optic cable – could be extensive.

Earthquake Hazard Map of New York State

Acceleration of the ground during an earthquake is more important than total movement in causing structural damage. This map shows the two-percent probability of the occurrence of an earthquake that exceeds the acceleration of earth’s gravity by a certain percentage in the next fifty years.

If a person stands on a rug and the rug pulled slowly, the person will maintain balance and will not fall. But if the rug is jerked quickly, the person will topple. The same principle is true for building damage during an earthquake. Structural damage is caused more by the acceleration of the ground than by the distance the ground moves.

Earthquake hazard maps show the probability that the ground will move at a certain rate, measured as a percentage of earth’s gravity, during a particular time. Motion of one or two percent of gravity will rattle windows, doors, and dishes. Acceleration of ten to twenty percent of gravity will cause structural damage to buildings. It takes more than one hundred percent of gravity to throw objects into the air.

Iran Ready to Restart Nuclear Program (Daniel 8)

Ali Khamenei, has outlined a number of steps Iran can take to strengthen its nuclear program in the face of the US exit from the three-year-old deal in which Iran reduced its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

Velayati’s first recommendation was to make operational UF6 (uranium hexafluoride), which is a compound used in uranium enrichment. Asghar Zarean, the deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, had previously discussed testing the use of UF6 into more modern IR8 centrifuge machines under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). UF6 is a feedstock for centrifuges. After uranium is mined and processed into yellowcake, it is turned into gas and injected into centrifuges in the form of UF6.

Velayati also discussed the possibility producing nuclear propulsion systems, in order to build nuclear-powered ships and submarines. Velayati said a nuclear-powered submarine has the advantage of staying under water for two years. As Donald Trump had previously threatened to break the nuclear deal between Iran and five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, Iran had previously addressed the possibility of building a nuclear-powered submarine. While the construction of the submarine would require proposals to be sent to the IAEA to still fall within the framework of the nuclear deal, which Iran and Europe are trying to keep alive, the discussion of the subject seemed to be a response and an escalation to Trump’s threats.

The use of carbon fiber composites for more advanced IR6 and IR8 centrifuges was another recommendation by Velayati. He said using the more advanced centrifuges would bring Iran closer to the 190,000 SWU (separative work units) enrichment capacity Khamenei had previously outlined as the country’s goal.

Velayati’s recommendations, which were made May 30 at a meeting of the Research-Cultural Institute of the Islamic Revolution to review Khamenei’s positions and statements on the nuclear deal, all seemed to suggest that Iran would look to aggressively advance and increase its nuclear capabilities while still abiding by the 2015 nuclear deal and cooperating with the IAEA.

Reiterating previous points made, Velayati also said that Iran needs to look East, instead of West, to pursue its national interests, in particular toward Russia and China. While Velayati conceded that Russia had in its past broken its oaths, he said that Europe and Western countries have also proven to be unreliable. However, he said that at this time, Iran has more mutual interests with Russia and China and that Iran should pursue these interests.

Velayati added that it was Russia who vetoed a British-sponsored resolution against Iran on Yemen and that it was Putin who rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments involving a move to attach Iran’s missile program to the nuclear deal. Velayati compared those inside the country who felt that negotiating with the United States would solve the country’s problems to Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, who thought that the United States would help Iran in its fight against Great Britain when Iran was facing a boycott for nationalizing its oil in the early 1950s. Instead, the United States helped overthrow Mossadegh.

Velayati, who is a member of the Supreme Supervisory Board of the nuclear deal, also criticized Iran’s parliament for approving the nuclear deal after only having discussed it for 20 minutes. Velayati applauded chief nuclear negotiator and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for his efforts but said that it is not possible for one person to be an expert on everything and that parliament should have reviewed the nuclear deal more carefully.

Israel is Enabling the Saudi Nuclear Horn (Daniel 7:7)

Israel ‘selling nuclear information’ to Saudi: Israeli expert

Thu May 31, 2018 08:54PM

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Israel is selling Saudi Arabia information that would allow the kingdom to develop nuclear weapons, a senior Israeli nuclear expert has revealed.

Ami Dor-On, a senior nuclear commentator with the Israeli military organization iHLS, said the cooperation has been made possible in the wake of the widening ties between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and is indicative of an emerging nuclear arms race in the region.

“This information should shock us as we see the world is changing for the worse, following the race for the possession of nuclear weapons that pass right over our heads in the Middle East,” the Middle East Monitor quoted the expert as saying on Thursday, citing a report by Arabi21.

According to the Israeli writer, the Tel Aviv regime is aware that Saudis would eventually make the move for developing nuclear weapons and want to make sure they would not go to other regional players such as Pakistan to obtain the know-how.

“It can be assumed that Israel may take the initiative to develop Saudi Arabia’s efforts to acquire nuclear weapons and not leave it solely to Pakistan, given the growing Saudi-Israeli relations,” the expert added.

Dor-On claimed that Pakistan has already signaled its willingness to transfer the expertise to Saudi Arabia “within a month” should the arms race intensify.

Days after Trump withdrew the US from the Iran deal, Saudi Arabia says it will pursue nuclear weapons if Tehran moves to develop such arms.

Saudi Arabia has already asked the US for permission to expand its nuclear program to include uranium enrichment, a move that experts warn is not to be taken lightly considering the Riyadh regime’s never-ending thirst for political and military dominance in the region.

The kingdom is widely viewed as the financier of Pakistan’s nuclear program. Ironically, Saudi royals took the first steps in the 1970s after finding out that Israel and India had already taken major steps towards developing nuclear weapons.

A few years after jump-starting Pakistan’s weapons program, Saudis followed their own nuclear ambitions by secretly procuring Chinese ballistic missiles already capable of delivering nuclear payloads.

Saudi Arabia is asking the United States for permission to enrich uranium. Here’s why it should never be given that right based on a Foreign Policy report.

The trend continued to the point that the kingdom designated the Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force as one of the five branches of the Royal Saudi Arabian Armed Forces.

Experts have called on the international community to prevent Saudi Arabia from acquiring nuclear weapons, as Riyadh faces an uncertain future amid ongoing power clashes, the poor judgment of Saudi leaders and their promotion of extremist ideologies