History Warns New York Is The Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

New York Earthquake 1884

Friday, 18 March 2011 – 9:23pm IST | Place: NEW YORK | Agency: ANI

If the past is any indication, New York can be hit by an earthquake, claims John Armbruster, a seismologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

If the past is any indication, New York can be hit by an earthquake, claims John Armbruster, a seismologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.Based on historical precedent, Armbruster says the New York City metro area is susceptible to an earthquake of at least a magnitude of 5.0 once a century.According to the New York Daily News, Lynn Skyes, lead author of a recent study by seismologists at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory adds that a magnitude-6 quake hits the area about every 670 years, and magnitude-7 every 3,400 years.A 5.2-magnitude quake shook New York City in 1737 and another of the same severity hit in 1884.Tremors were felt from Maine to Virginia.

There are several fault lines in the metro area, including one along Manhattan’s 125th St. – which may have generated two small tremors in 1981 and may have been the source of the major 1737 earthquake, says Armbruster.

There’s another fault line on Dyckman St and one in Dobbs Ferry in nearby Westchester County.

“The problem here comes from many subtle faults,” explained Skyes after the study was published.

He adds: “We now see there is earthquake activity on them. Each one is small, but when you add them up, they are probably more dangerous than we thought.”

“Considering population density and the condition of the region’s infrastructure and building stock, it is clear that even a moderate earthquake would have considerable consequences in terms of public safety and economic impact,” says the New York City Area Consortium for Earthquake Loss Mitigation on its website.

Armbruster says a 5.0-magnitude earthquake today likely would result in casualties and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

“I would expect some people to be killed,” he notes.

The scope and scale of damage would multiply exponentially with each additional tick on the Richter scale.

Trampling the Palestinians Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11:2)

Israeli forces wound dozens of Palestinian protesters in Gaza

MEE Staff

At least 189 Palestinian protesters were wounded by Israeli soldiers in Gaza on Friday as demonstrators in the besieged strip continued their weekly protests as a part of the Great March of Return.

Of the peaceful protesters wounded on Friday, 73 were hospitalised and 50 were hit by live ammunition, according to the Gaza health ministry spokesman. The rest were treated on the scene.

In late March, Palestinians launched the Great March of Return, gathering peacefully along the „buffer zone“ in Gaza near the fence separating it from Israel.

The protest campaign calls for an end to the 11-year Israeli-led blockade on Gaza and for Palestinian refugees‘ right of return to the lands that their families fled during the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948.

At least 171 Palestinians in Gaza, including demonstrators, journalists and medics have been killed by Israeli forces during the protests since then.

Earlier this week, the chair of a UN Human Rights Council investigation into Israel’s use of force against protesters in Gaza stepped down less than a month after being appointed.

Former Pentagon official David Crane resigned from the inquiry for „personal reasons“, according to a statement by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued on Wednesday.

Elsewhere in the Palestinian territories, Israeli settlers destroyed 30 olive trees in a village south of Nablus in the West Bank on Friday, official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Settlers regularly uproot, burn and destroy olive trees in the West Bank, a source of income for Palestinian farmers that also symbolises Palestinians‘ attachment to their land.

Ghassan Douglas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors settlements, told WAFA that settler attacks against Palestinian civilians have increased lately, and the assaults are happening under the protection of Israel’s army.

Meanwhile, the United States will „redirect“ more than $200m in economic aid for projects to Palestinians, a US State Department official told Reuters on Friday.

„We have undertaken a review of US assistance to the Palestinian Authority and in the West Bank and Gaza to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with US national interests and provide value to the US taxpayer,“ said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

„As a result of that review, at the direction of the president, we will redirect more than $200 million in FY2017 Economic Support Funds originally planned for programmes in the West Bank and Gaza. Those funds will now address high-priority projects elsewhere.“

Iran Will Finish Their Nuclear Triad

Iran to launch indigenous submarine by 2019: commander

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/8/25 19:23:31

Iran’s navy commander said that the country’s homegrown submarine will come on stream by March 2019, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

The manufacturing process of Fateh (Conqueror) has already finished and the submarine is now undergoing laboratory and field tests, Navy Commander Hossein Khanzadi told Tasnim.

Iran is also planning to manufacture the second upgraded version of the military watercraft, said Khanzadi.

The second version of Fateh will be much better, he said, adding that the Iranian submarines will serve as the „powerful subsurface fleet“ in Iran’s southern waters for effective deterrence purposes.

The fact that Iran has the technical know-how to manufacture submarines indicates that the country has no limitations in producing other military equipment, he stressed.

On Thursday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Ali Reza Tangsiri as the new commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps‘ (IRGC) navy.

Khamenei said the decision for the appointment has been made with regard to the new commander’s „commitment, competency and valuable experiences.“

He also called on Tangsiri to push for promoting the training skills and upgrade the maritime equipment.

Khamenei has underlined to promote security of the region through the cooperation with other regional countries, refuting the presence of non-regional forces.

Khamenei has also called for the enhancement of the Iranian naval forces‘ presence in international waters and expanding the navy’s power in balance with the merit of the Islamic establishment.

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Antichrist Forms New Iraq Government

Iraqi top leaders discuss political efforts to form new gov’t

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-26 02:07:32|

BAGHDAD, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) — Iraqi President Fuad Masoum on Saturday discussed with Vice Present Nuri al-Maliki the political efforts to form the new Iraqi government.

Political parties highlighted the necessity of convening the first parliament session 15 days after the ratification of the final elections results according to the Constitution, said a statement by the presidency media office.

The two Iraqi leaders stressed the importance of adhering to the Constitution, respecting the will of voters to reform, developing state institutions and providing basic services, the statement added.

On Aug. 19, the Federal Supreme Court ratified the final results of May 12 parliamentary elections, marking the first step toward forming the new Iraqi government.

The approval confirmed the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections which showed the Sairoon Coalition, backed by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, won 54 seats in the 329-seat parliament as the front runner.

The ratification widely opened the door for Iraqi politicians to form the next government and would give a push for the tough negotiations by the political blocs to form the largest alliance before the first session of the new parliament.

According to the Iraqi constitution, the ratification of the results entails the outgoing President Masoum to call on the new parliament to hold its first session under the chairmanship of the eldest parliament member within 15 days from the court’s ratification, to elect a president of parliament and then the president of the republic, who will ask the largest alliance to form a government within 30 days.

On May 12, millions of Iraqis went to 8,959 polling centers across the country to vote for their parliamentary representatives in the first general election since Iraq’s historic victory over the Islamic State militant group in December 2017.

Babylon the Great Upgrades ‘Earth-Penetrating’ Nuclear Bomb

US Air Force Tests Upgraded ‘Earth-Penetrating’ Nuclear Bomb

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The US Air Force sent out a B-2 stealth bomber to deploy an upgraded B61-12 nuclear bomb recently in an effort to review the weapon’s accuracy and ability to carry out its various attack options.

According to Warrior Maven, the latest upgrades enable the nuclear bomb to be able to carry out „earth-penetrating attacks, low-yield strikes, high-yield attacks, above surface detonation and bunker-buster options,“ giving the Air Force a five-in-one kind of deal.

„The main advantage of the B61-12 is that it packs all the gravity bomb capabilities against all the targeting scenarios into one bomb,“ Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project, told the website. „That spans from very low-yield tactical ‘clean‘ use with low fallout to more dirty attacks against underground targets.“

„A nuclear weapon that detonates after penetrating the earth more efficiently transmits its explosive energy to the ground, thus is more effective at destroying deeply buried targets for a given nuclear yield. A detonation above ground, in contrast, results in a larger fraction of the explosive energy bouncing off the surface,“ Kristensen added, noting that the B-2 bomber presently carries nuclear bombs of the models B61-7, B61-11 and B83-1.

© AP Photo / U.S. Air Force

However, the B61-12 nuclear bomb won’t be the only piece of military equipment to receive a facelift. The B-2 bomber, first introduced in the 1980s, is expected to see upgrades to its Defensive Management System, hardware used to help the bomber recognize and deter enemy air defenses, Warrior Maven reported. The US Air Force operates an estimated 20 B-2 bombers. Its next-generation competition is the B-21 Raider.

The latest test, conducted at an undisclosed area, follows news in late June that the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the US Air Force tested two B61-12 bombs on June 9 at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada.

In a statement released on June 29, Brig. Gen. Michael Lutton, NNSA’s principal assistant deputy administrator for military application, indicated that the June tests were conducted in order to see whether „the B61-12 design meets system requirements and illustrate the continued progress of the B61-12 life extension program to meet national security requirements.“

The life extension program is part of a joint effort to preserve the critical elements of the US nuclear triad, a three-pronged military structure consisting of land-launched missiles, nuclear missile-armed submarines and strategic aircraft with nuclear bombs and missiles.

The June flight test included hardware designed by Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory. They were manufactured by plants from the Nuclear Security Enterprise.