1884 A Forewarning Of The Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

January 20, 2010

New York City isn’t immune to earthquakes; a couple of small tremors measuring about 2.5 on the Richter scale even struck back in 2001 and 2002.

The quake was subsequently thought to have been centered off Far Rockaway or Coney Island.

Translation: We’re about 30 years overdue. Lucky for us the city adopted earthquake-resistant building codes in 1995.1884 A Forewarning Of The Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

The Inevitable First Nuclear War (Revelation 8 )

World War 3 shock: How dangerously close India was to horror conflict with Pakistan

A FORMER Indian Air Force (IAF) chief has revealed that India was ready to escalate a conflict with Pakistan if the Pakistan Air Force had successfully hit Indian targets in February.

By Sam Whitworth 03:11, Mon, Dec 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 03:41, Mon, Dec 16, 2019

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“Since the PAF had targeted military installations on the 27th of February (a day after India struck the Jaish-e-Mohammed camp near Balakot), the Pakistan Army had now become a legitimate target and had their strikes been successful, we would have put a considerable weight of attack on their forward brigades,” chief Dhanoa said during a discussion on ‘Understanding The Message of Balakot’ in Chandigarh. In its retaliatory attack Pakistan attempted to bomb military installations in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri-Poonch with precision guided bombs a day after India’s strike on a terror camp in Balakot.

However, Pakistan was unable to hit any targets which if Dhanoa’s statements are to be believed, narrowly avoided all out war in the region.

Reflecting on the Balakot strike the former IAF chief said he regretted that India “could not impose significant costs on the PAF on the 27th of February” due to technological disadvantage and added the people responsible for delay in proper upgrading of technology were also to blame for the missed opportunity.

The former IAF chief deeply regretted not having the technological advantage and is now pushing for better preparedness stressing the lesson was “technology matters”.

Mr Dhanoa also claimed the response in Bakalot signals a paradigm shift in how India responds to terrorist attacks.

India was supposedly ready to escalate the conflict (Image: GETTY)

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s Prime Minister (Image: GETTY)

He pointed out that there was no military response from the Indian state after the 1993 bomb blast in Mumbai and the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

“The first response came after terror attack at Uri in 2016 and it was retaliated by the Army with an attack on destroying terror launch pads inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir,” said Dhanoa, who retired from service on September 30.

He added Pakistan got the message that the new government will respond militarily to a major terror attack on its soil.

The shock news comes as India has joined forces with Japan to demand Pakistan take action on terror networks operating from Islamabad as tensions between the two Middle Eastern nations tips towards boiling point.

Tensions have recently been very high between the two countries (Image: GETTY)

They specifically ordered Pakistan to “fully comply” with its international commitments in cracking down on terrorism, including steps by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global anti-terrorism watchdog. Defence minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister S Jaishankar led the India side while Japan was represented by foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi and minister of defence Taro Kono, the Times of India reports.

A joint statement from India and Japan said: “The ministers underlined the need for all countries to ensure that all territory under their control is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries in any manner.

“They noted in this context the threat posed to regional security by terrorist networks operating out of Pakistan and called upon it to take resolute and irreversible action against them and fully comply with international commitments including to FATF.”

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India and Japan called on Pakistan to crack down on terrorism (Image: GETTY)

Tensions remain high (Image: GETTY)

It added: “The ministers condemned in the strongest terms the growing threat of terrorism and acknowledged that it constituted a major threat to peace and security in the region.”

India and Pakistan are currently embroiled in an extremely hostile relationship, following military confrontation on the border.

But, the countries on-going difficult relationship was analysed back in the 1980’s where scientists feared nuclear warfare between the countries would have a devastating impact on the planet

Muslim-majority Kashmir has long been an area of conflict between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan.

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But, back in the 1980’s scientists analysed computer simulations of India and Pakistan entering into a nuclear war with each other, the ‘India-Pakistan Model’, which produced devastating results, it has been revealed.

In ‘What Does Rain Smell Like?’ by Simon King and Clare Nasir, the meteorologists explained how scientists looked at the impact on the atmosphere if an all-out nuclear war did break out between the countries.

The book explains how in the 1980’s both countries had around “50 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs”, and the model looked “at how much smoke would be produced from fires” if they were all used.

It reads: “Scientists predicted that five million tonnes of smoke would be injected into the atmosphere, which would gradually affect the whole planet.

The scientists analysed computer simulations of nuclear war between the two countries (Image: GETTY)

“There would be regional differences in how temperatures would react, but landlocked countries would see temperatures below freezing.

“It would be darker, and due to the ozone being destroyed, the amount of UV light reaching Earth’s surface would be much higher.”

The pair concluded “a lot of people” were starting to take notice of the catastrophic “consequences of starting a nuclear war” and quickly realising how triggering a nuclear war would be “suicide for the country starting it” as well as “annihilation for the target”.

Persecution Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

The Exodus: Christians Fleeing Gaza, Fearing Persecution

A 60-year-old Christian from Gaza is now living on the streets of Nazareth but says he prefers to stay there than to go back to Gaza, where he had lived his entire life.

Kamal Tarazi fled the Gaza Strip in 2007 after Hamas, an Islamic group considered a terrorist outfit in Israel, seized control of the enclave, ousting its previous government, officials from Fatah.

“The moment they took control, they started persecuting us, ruining our churches and forcing Christians to convert to Islam”, the 60-year-old Christian recalls.

The Turning Point

It was then that Tarazi decided to organise demonstrations against the movement, uniting Christians and Muslims alike. The calls to act didn’t move the masses, but they did anger Hamas.

“I was jailed several times. Do you know what a Hamas prison is? It is pure torture”, he explains, adding that the Islamic group decided to keep him alive to avoid depicting themselves as persecutors of the local Christian population, something that could potentially anger the international community.

After two months in prison, Tarazi had had enough. Shortly before Christmas, he applied for a permit that would allow him to cross the border into Israel and then travel to Bethlehem – located in the West Bank – to attend a series of religious ceremonies.

Once the permit was given and the border was crossed, Tarazi vowed he would never go back, and he is not alone.

Gaza’s Christian community has been steadily declining over the years. Before Hamas came to power in 2007, Christians made up some 3,500 people in the Strip. Now, however, there are no more than 1,300 and Tarazi says the actual number is even lower.

“I am sure there are no more than 500 Christians left in Gaza and it is just part of the general trend”, he explains.

Over the years, many Gazans decided to flee the Strip, unable to cope with the difficult security and economic situation.

In 2018 alone, some 35,000 Gazans fled the Strip and Tarazi says the number of those who have left since 2007 surpassed 200,000 people.

“For Gaza, with its total population of 1.8 million, this number is significant”, he continues.

The Comeback

Despite promises he would never go back fearing for his life, Tarazi decided to give it a try in 2014, shortly before Israel started its operation Protective Edge aimed at putting an end to the continuous rocket barrage emanating from the Strip and targeting Israel’s southern communities.

“I missed my family and wanted to see how they were doing”, he says. But when he came home, he found an empty place.

“My wife and daughter left the flat where we used to live and moved in with my parents-in-law. As for my house, Hamas turned it into a warehouse, where they kept rockets and various ammunition”, he goes on, adding that he wanted to flee again but the Islamic group wouldn’t let him do so, imprisoning him for several months.

That, however, didn’t silence Tarazi and every time he was out of prison, he gathered crowds sending a clear message to Hamas: “Bidna Naesh” – Arabic for “we want to live”.

Similar protests have been staged by other peace activists but just like in the case of Tarazi, they too were silenced.

Hamas’s Days Numbered?

But Tarazi says the policy to silence those who oppose the Hamas regime cannot continue for too long. “Christians and Muslims live well together in Gaza but both are tired of this organisation that kills and damages everything around them. Their days are numbered”, he warns, adding that the situation in Gaza is explosive.

In Gaza, where 75 percent of the population lives in poverty, the unemployment rate is 52 percent, and the average salary is less than $20 a day, some 68 percent of Palestinians describe their situation as either bad or very bad, according to a recent poll conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research.

Leaving for good

“My situation was so bad and I was so desperate to leave that at some stage I tore my clothes off in public and wanted to set myself ablaze”, Tarazi recalls, adding that Hamas prevented him from doing so. To hush him they finally gave him a permit to leave Gaza, five years after his return.

“Initially I went to Bethlehem and from there to a church in Nazareth that gave me shelter for some time, until one day they asked me to pay for the accommodation they provided me with, which of course I couldn’t afford, and that pushed me to the streets of Nazareth, where I currently live”, he continues.

With winter approaching, no money in his pocket, and no Israeli job permit, Tarazi relies on the aid of charity organisations.

But help won’t come as Israel lacks relevant bodies that could take care of Tarazi’s needs.

“Israel has organisations that take care of African refugees and NGOs that help Palestinians with mainly legal advice but none of them will be able to provide him with housing, medication or even food”, explained a representative of Gisha, a non-profit organisation that protects the freedom of movement of Palestinians.

Tarazi, mewanwhile, continues to stroll along the streets of Nazareth, hoping that ordinary citizens will show more empathy.

Sputnik reached out to a number of other NGOs and aid organisations but none was able to help. Hamas hasn’t responded to a request for comment by the time of publication.

The views and opinions expressed in the article do not necessarily reflect those of Sputnik.

Obama’s Many Gifts to Iran

As Iraqis place the picture of Khomeinist regime Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei put on fire from Iraq, Iranians

Obama Gifted Eastern Iraq to Iran – Overnight Iran Sent Tanks Into Iraq to Stop Anti-Iran Protests

By Carlos Christian – December 15, 2019

by Joe Hoft

December 15, 2019

One of the numerous reasons we had been for offender Trump at the 2016 election was since Obama produced a nightmare in Iraq.  From the west, Obama gave guns to rebels that dared to ISIS and brutally murdered tens of thousands.  Back in Eastern Iraq, Iran took over and Obama honored that terrorist state using a $150 billion along with a false nuclear thing.

Now Iraq remains a mess as a result of Obama.

Overnight it is being reported that Iran is currently sending tanks to Iraq to prevent protests from Iraqis from the Iran regime.

1. ) An attempt to assassinate the son of their political spokesman of Muqtada al-Sadr, who heads Iraq’s biggest Shiite political force.

— Mike (@Doranimated) December 14, 2019

3. A Twitter account recognized as the unofficial spokesperson for Muqtada al-Sadr published a tweet stating,”Goodbye,” and its own profile image switched into:”Closed.”

— Mike (@Doranimated) December 14, 2019

A leader of Iran’s hierarchical terrorist army unit is back in Iran and tanks are entering Iraq from Iran —

5. ) Convoys of tanks and armored vehicles entered Iraq from Iran now through the Zarbatiya crossing.

— Mike (@Doranimated) December 14, 2019

Watch the tanks roll —

Iraq Isn’t a safe place to be —

7. Kuwait issued a warning to its citizens to leave Iraq immediately.

— Mike (@Doranimated) December 14, 2019

Iraq universities are on strike —

9. Both Iraqi protesters and Muqtada al-Sadr’s folks are expressing deep misgivings about the plan to appoint Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani as Iraq’s prime minister.

— Mike (@Doranimated) December 14, 2019

Iran is doing everything it could to keep control of Eastern Iraq —

Joining the dots, the nightmare situation of the protesters is that Muqtada a-Sadr’s forces are in retreat, clearing the way for Iranian-backed military forces to storm the squares, crush the protests, then crown Soleimani’s guy as head of the Iraqi authorities.

— Mike (@Doranimated) December 14, 2019

What a wreck Obama abandoned President Trump.  He then spied on Trump too.  What a piece of work.

 

Hamas Threatens to Resume Trampling Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Hamas fighters take part in a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the terror group’s founding, in Gaza City, Dec. 16, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa.

Hamas Threatens to End Ceasefire If Israel Doesn’t Ease Restrictions on Gaza

JNS.org – A senior Hamas leader warned on Saturday that his organization will “draw new equations” if Israel does not ease restrictions on the crossings into the Gaza Strip.

At an event in Gaza marking 32 years since the formation of the terrorist entity and attended by tens of thousands, senior Hamas political leader Osama al-Mazini said: “The enemy must understand that we will draw new equations if the siege is not lifted.”

The crossings between Gaza and Israel have been under tight Israeli control since Hamas seized power in 2007, however, the coastal territory also shares a border with Egypt.

Israel has argued that Hamas engages in numerous illegal imports, including of illicit weapons and bomb-making equipment, which necessitates strict supervision of the crossings.

At the rally, Mazini claimed that Hamas had made dozens of efforts to reconcile with the Palestinian Authority since 2007, when Hamas seized control of Gaza and killed Fatah supporters, booting out forces loyal to PA leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Hamas has also called for elections in the PA, which haven’t been held since 2006.

At another Hamas anniversary rally, on Friday, Hamas politburo member Fathi Hammad reportedly said, “Israeli soldiers won’t see the light until our prisoners see the light,” Israel’s Channel 12 reported. Hammad was referring to Israeli citizens Avraham Abera Mengistu and Hishal al-Sayed, who entered Gaza in 2014-2015 and have been held there since, and also to fallen Israeli soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, whose bodies have been held by Hamas since their deaths in the 2014 Gaza war.

Mazini was personally involved in a highly controversial prisoner swap orchestrated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2011, in which 1,027 convicted Palestinian terrorist were exchanged for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, who was kidnapped in a cross-border raid by Hamas in 2006.

Ahead of border riots on Friday, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said Israel had a “unique opportunity” to reach a long-term ceasefire with terror groups in Gaza, and met with border community mayors to discuss the possibility.

Iraq safety forces fires tear gas at pro-Antichrist protest close to Green Zone

Iraq safety forces fireplace tear fuel at pro-Sadr protest close to Green Zone

December 15, 2019 Staff Writer

Iraqi security forces fire tear gas after supporters of Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr tried to approach the heavily fortified Green Zone during a protest at Tahrir Square in Baghdad,Iraq February 11, 2017. REUTERS /Alaa Al-Marjani 

Iraqi security forces fired tear gas on Saturday at thousands of supporters of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr demonstrating near the heavily fortified Green Zone – a cluster of embassies and government buildings – to press for reforms, witnesses said. The protest organisers said about two dozen demonstrators had choked on the gas but no one was seriously injured or taken to hospital. Live TV footage showed young men running away as white smoke filled Tahrir Square in downtown Baghdad.

Thousands had gathered in the square to demand an overhaul of the commission that supervises elections ahead of a provincial vote due in September. Riot police fired tear gas when they tried to move toward the Green Zone which also houses international organisations. Sadr’s supporters stormed this district last year after violent clashes with security forces. Sadr suspects that members of the electoral commission are loyal to his Shi’ite rival, former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, one of the closest allies of Iran in Iraq.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on the demonstrators to remain peaceful and to “abide by the law”. Sadr is openly hostile to American presence and policies in the Middle East and, at the same time, he has a troubled relationship with Iraqi political groups allied with Iran.

Antichrist Sadr Closes His Movement’s Institutions for a Year

Iraq’s Sadr Closes his Movement’s Institutions for a Year

In a surprise move, Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr closed his Facebook account, writing “goodbye” on a black background on the social media site.

Not only that, but the political leader decided to close institutions associated with his political movement for a year.

According to Sadr’s office, the decision will not affect the shrine of Saeed Said Mohammed Sadr and his sons, private offices, or the Saraya al-Salam brigades.

Sadr decided to “close all institutions affiliated with the Honorable Sadrist line for a whole year,” a statement released by the office read.

Sadr has been active on social media where he often commented on developments on the ground or in politics.

The closure follows intense discussions over the naming of a new prime minister.

The cleric had voiced his rejection of all candidates.

Sadr’s move followed an assassination attempt which targeted the son of Judge Jaafar Al-Mousawi, a spokesman for the cleric.

The Sadrist movement and its Sairoon block did not comment on the incident.

Iraq has been rocked by mass protests since early October over poor living conditions and corruption, forcing Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to resign.

According to Iraq’s High Commission for Human Rights, at least 460 Iraqis have been killed and 17,000 have been injured since the protests began Oct. 1.

A figure close to Sadr said that Iraq was now at a crossroads where the revolution could succeed, or continue without a leadership and clear goals, or fail and see corrupt officials remain in power. Each of these three scenarios has its own repercussions.