The History Of New York Earthquakes: Before The Sixth Seal (Rev 6:12)

Historic Earthquakes

Near New York City, New York

1884 08 10 19:07 UTC

Magnitude 5.5

Intensity VII

USGS.gov

This severe earthquake affected an area roughly extending along the Atlantic Coast from southern Maine to central Virginia and westward to Cleveland, Ohio. Chimneys were knocked down and walls were cracked in several States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Many towns from Hartford, Connecticut, to West Chester,Pennsylvania.

Property damage was severe at Amityville and Jamaica, New York, where several chimneys were “overturned” and large cracks formed in walls. Two chimneys were thrown down and bricks were shaken from other chimneys at Stratford (Fairfield County), Conn.; water in the Housatonic River was agitated violently. At Bloomfield, N.J., and Chester, Pa., several chimneys were downed and crockery was broken. Chimneys also were damaged at Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Allentown, Easton, and Philadelphia, Pa. Three shocks occurred, the second of which was most violent. This earthquake also was reported felt in Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Several slight aftershocks were reported on August 11.

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Antichrist’s Men Go Into Opposition

Iraq: Al-Sadr-Aligned Parliamentary Bloc Goes Into Opposition

What Happened: Saeroon, a parliamentary bloc allied with populist Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, will move into the opposition until the government meets the demands of ongoing anti-government protests, Reuters reported Oct. 26. At least 69 protesters died in violent clashes with security forces across Iraq over the weekend after the government deployed counterterrorism forces in Baghdad to crack down on anti-government unrest.

Why It Matters: Saeroon’s and al-Sadr’s decision to go into opposition further raises pressure on the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to find a way to quiet ongoing unrest. Saeroon is Iraq’s largest parliamentary bloc, and it holds significant sway over the government’s decisions. However, Abdul-Mahdi’s decision to deploy counterterrorism forces suggests that he is increasingly willing to violently crack down on the protests instead of resigning.

Background: Al-Sadr has gained much of his political power by demanding and championing reforms, but now faces criticism from protesters due to greater involvement in the Iraqi government through the Saeroon bloc.

Babylon the Great Wastes Her Time on Sanctions

US Treasury Secretary vows more economic sanctions on Iran

JERUSALEM — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pledged Monday to increase sanctions against Iran, saying the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure campaign” is halting alleged Iranian aggression in the Middle East.

Mnuchin met Monday in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who called on Washington to impose additional sanctions to halt what he called Iran’s “plunge for everything” in the region.

Israel considers Iran its greatest threat, citing Iran’s support for hostile proxy groups, its development of long-range missiles and its military presence in neighboring Syria. It also accuses Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons — a charge Iran denies. Israel frequently attacks Iranian targets in Syria and is believed to have expanded its strikes into Lebanon and Iraq in recent months.

At a joint press conference, Netanyahu said Iran’s ability to project power in the region “is diminished to the extent that you can tighten your sanctions and make the availability of cash more difficult for them.”

Later Monday, Netanyahu also claimed that Iran is trying to place precision-guided missiles throughout the region, including Yemen, with the aim of harming Israel.

“Iran wants to use Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen as bases to attack Israel,” he told a gathering of Jewish leaders from abroad.

Mnuchin said American sanctions seek to counter the threats Iran poses in the region, and that the administration “will continue to ramp up more, more, more.” He gave no indication of what form those new sanctions might take or when they could materialize.

“We are not doing this to hurt the people of Iran, we are doing this so that Iran stops their bad activities and exporting terrorism, looking to create nuclear capabilities, and missiles,” Mnuchin said.

The U.S. withdrew last year from the international nuclear deal with Iran and has already imposed a series of sanctions on Iran’s vital oil industry.

The sanctions limit Iran’s ability to sell oil abroad and have crippled the country’s economy. In response, Iran announced earlier this year that it would no longer comply with the nuclear deal’s restrictions.

Mnuchin’s visit to Israel is the first stop on a tour of the Middle East and India to discuss economic ties and counterterrorism initiatives.

He was joined by U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who met with Netanyahu and his key rival, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz.

Kushner is the chief architect of the Trump administration’s still-unreleased Mideast peace plan. Kushner has not said when the plan will be unveiled.

Antichrist calls for early election (Daniel 8:6)

Iraqi cleric Sadr calls for early election: statement

FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who’s bloc came first, meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who’s political bloc came third in a May parliamentary election, in Najaf, Iraq June 23, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani/File Photo

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Monday called on Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to announce early parliamentary elections overseen by the United Nations and without the participation of existing political parties.

Sadr’s bloc, which came first in a 2018 election and helped bring Abdul Mahdi’s fragile coalition government to power, said on Saturday it was going into opposition until the demands of anti-government protesters were met

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by David Clarke

Earthquake Registers Before the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

A small earthquake registered in Westchester County Oct. 28, 2019. (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory)

Earthquake Registers In Larchmont Monday Evening

Did you feel it? Here’s how to report it.

Oct 28, 2019 10:50 pm ET

LARCHMONT, NY — A small earthquake occurred Monday evening in Westchester County. The quake was recorded at 7:09 p.m. just west of I-95, at the intersection of Rockland Avenue and Hickory Grove Drive East.

The magnitude was just 1.1 on the Richter Scale, so you might not have felt it. The depth was nearly 2.5 miles.

This little quake, the same size as the one in Rockland County Oct. 24, was picked up by the Lamont Cooperative Seismic Network. The Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory has stations all over the metro area.

Here’s where the network pinpointed it, the U.S. Geological Survey reported:

• 1.4 miles north-northwest of Larchmont, New York

• 1.6 miles west of Mamaroneck, New York

• 1.9 miles east of Wykagyl, New York

• 2.5 miles east-southeast of Eastchester, New York

• 71.9 miles northeast of Trenton, New Jersey

Did you feel it? If so report it on the event page run by the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, which is headquartered in Palisades, New York, for the U.S. Geological Survey.

Little earthquakes hit the Hudson Valley occasionally. See: Earthquake Registers In Rockland County Thursday Night.

Children Shot Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

80th Friday of Demonstrations in Gaza: 87 Palestinians Wounded, including 34 Children, Two Women and One Paramedic

On Friday, 25 October 2019, the 80th week of the ‘Great March of Return’ protests, Israeli forces continued to use live fire and other violent means in policing the unarmed protests. Eighty-seven people were injured, including 34 children, two women, and one paramedic. Of the injured, 37 sustained wounds from live fire, while 13 were hit directly with tear gas canisters.

The field documentation conducted by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights on Friday shows that Mohamed Abdelhamid Tawfiq Deib, 24, a volunteer paramedic with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, was injured by a direct blow from a tear gas canister to his right leg at the demonstrations in the North Gaza district.

Al Mezan’s documentation shows that since 30 March 2018, Israeli forces have killed 327 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Of the total fatalities, 214 were killed at the ‘Great March of Return’ protests, including 46 children, two women, four paramedics, two journalists, and nine persons with disability. Another 18,764 persons have been wounded, including 4,778 children and 845 women. Of the wounded, 9,355 were injured by live fire, including 2,039 children and 186 women. In 277 documented cases of attacks on medical personnel, 223 paramedics were wounded—43 of them more than once. In 246 documented cases of attacks on journalists, 173 journalists were injured—42 of them more than once. The Israeli forces continue to keep the bodies of 15 persons killed, including three minors.

Al Mezan is concerned at the continued, deliberate attacks on unarmed persons at the protests, including children, paramedics and journalists—the last two categories being visible as such to the Israeli forces—and condemns the use of excessive and lethal force by the military in a law enforcement context. Unarmed protesters and personnel that do not pose a serious and imminent threat to the Israeli forces must not be harmed. Al Mezan stresses that the rights to peaceful assembly and to free expression are fundamental rights and must be respected.

Al Mezan calls on the international community to condemn all violations of international law and to promptly intervene to ensure the protection of protesters and health and media personnel from unlawful attack in the context of the protests. The international community must end its silence on the aggravating human rights situation in the Gaza Strip. Al Mezan calls on the international community to take firm action to ensure accountability and justice for serious violations of international law.

The Tribulation of the First Nuclear War (Revelation 8 )

India-Pakistan war will cost death of 125 million people

October 29, 2019

Daniel R. DePetris

India and Pakistan, two nuclear-armed rivals with one of the world’s oldest, unresolved territorial disputes, have fought three wars and numerous skirmishes. The two countries nearly went to war again in 1999 when Pakistani troops crossed the Line of Control into Kargil, an offensive that could have spiraled into a full-blown nuclear exchange were it not for firm crisis diplomacy led by President Bill Clinton and his national security adviser, Sandy Berger.

Because of the adversarial history, the intense regional competition, and nationalistic politics in both countries, there has always been a dark question hovering over the India-Pakistan relationship: what would happen if New Delhi and Islamabad used their nuclear weapons during a conflict?

Ten researchers across the United States gamed out scenarios in order to answer this exact question. Writing in the journal Science Advances, the researchers calculated that as many as 125 million people could perish on both sides of the India-Pakistan border.

The numbers are staggering, a result of two adversaries armed to the teeth with at least 280 nuclear warheads between them.The full study is full of scientific measurements that can be difficult for the layperson to understand, but the conclusion is anything but. An India-Pakistan nuclear war would make the world’s previous conflicts look like small battles. If both governments decided to aim those warheads at major population centers to exert maximum damage, the carnage could only be accurately described as a modern-day apocalypse.

“Because of the dense populations of cities in Pakistan and India…even a war with 15-kt weapons could lead to fatalities approximately equal to those worldwide in WWII,” the authors write. A war fought with 100-kt weapons could result “2.5 times as many as died worldwide in WWII and in this nuclear war, the fatalities could occur in a single week.”

And those are only the direct casualties that result from the weapons themselves. The environmental impact of a nuclear war between these South Asian neighbors would be just as devastating, with its consequences reaching far beyond the immediate region. Surface sunlight would decrease by 20%-25%, causing temperatures to decline by as much as 41 degrees. The temperature change would have massive global repercussions on the food supply, with a 15 to 30% hit on agriculture.

One would hope that the mere thought of losing tens of millions of people would deter India and Pakistan from even pondering a nuclear option. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Pakistan’s nuclear doctrine remains purposely ambiguous, with the Pakistani military stating that Islamabad would not hesitate to use a tactical nuclear weapon to defend itself against a conventional Indian invasion. There are even questions about New Delhi rethinking its nuclear no-first-use doctrine; in the International Security Journal earlier this year, M.I.T.’s Viping Narang and the University of Albany’s Christopher Clary write that “serious national security thinkers in India have increasingly discussed the permissibility and strategic benefits of…a nuclear disarming strike in certain extreme circumstances.” A preemptive nuclear strike on Pakistani nuclear targets is not foreclosed for many Indian strategists. Any doctrinal change from India would naturally elicit more paranoia in Pakistan, a country that would simply further bandwagon on the nuclear card for its external defense (Pakistan is conventionally outmatched by India and spends less than one-fifth of what its larger neighbor spends on defense).

President Ronald Reagan once said that “A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”  For the sake of the planet and their own survival, Indian and Pakistani leaders should start adopting the mantra asan official position.

Daniel R. DePetris is a columnist at the Washington Examiner and contributor to the National Interest.