Florida Told to Expect God’s Wrath: Revelation 23

Hurricane Watch issued for South Florida; Tropical Storm Warning expanded into Broward, Palm Beach – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

November 7, 2020

MIAMI (WSVN) – The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Watch that extends from the Florida Keys to Deerfield Beach,  and a Tropical Storm Warning in the regionhas been expnaded to include Broward and Palm Beach counties, as Tropical Storm Eta moves toward South Florida.

A hurricane watch means hurricane-force winds are possible in the area within the next 48 hours.

A tropical storm warning means tropical storm-force winds are possible in the area within the next 36 hours.

As of the 4 p.m. advisory, Eta was a Tropical Storm with 60 mile per hour winds THe storm was moving northeast at 16 miles per hour and was located about 85 miles north-northwest of Grand Cayman.

Residents should be making efforts to protect property at this time, as wind damage could occur with winds gusting anywhere around 60 mph.

Saturday afternoon, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in the following counties:

• Broward

• Collier

• Hendry

• Lee

• Martin

• Miami-Dade

• Monroe

• Palm Beach

Friday evening, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez declared a state of emergency for the county and will open a shelter Saturday at 2 p.m.

Iranian parliament orders Iran to Nuke Up

Iranian parliament orders increase in uranium enrichment – This is one to watch

Stu TurleyNovember 6, 2020

WNN

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: The US Presidential Election is already having a world wide impact. This will be a story to watch to see if the policy will be changed to Iran and peace in the Middle East compromised.

The Iranian parliament yesterday approved a bill requiring the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) to produce at least 120 kg of 20% enriched uranium annually at the Fordow nuclear site, FARS news agency reports. AEOI is required to start this process within two months and store the enriched uranium inside the country.

On 5 January, Iran took its latest step in reducing its commitments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), and said it would no longer observe any operational limitations on its nuclear industry, whether concerning the capacity and level of uranium enrichment, the volume of stockpiled uranium or research and development. The E3 – France, Germany and the UK – then triggered the JCPoA’s dispute resolution mechanism.

In June, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted a resolution calling on Iran to cooperate fully in implementing its NPT Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol. In August, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi held talks with Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the AEOI, as well as with President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, on access for IAEA inspectors to the country’s nuclear sites.

Iranian parliament (Image: Fars news agency)

Grossi’s visit to Tehran followed the US Administration’s request to the UN Security Council to initiate the ‘snapback’ mechanism of the Iran nuclear deal. This mechanism allows a party to the agreement to seek the re-imposition against Iran of the multilateral sanctions lifted in 2015 in accordance with resolution 2231.

The Threat of the Asian Nuclear Horns

The North Korea-China-Pakistan-Iran Axis Threatens Israel

North Korea, China, Pakistan, and Iran together constitute a contiguous expanse of territory stretching across Asia. Each of the four possesses chemical and biological weapons. While the Islamic Republic is currently working to develop nuclear capabilities as well, the other three already have them. Moreover, Pyongyang and Tehran have for years cooperated in the development of nuclear technology and long-range missiles. Beijing, the most powerful of the four, maintains good relations with the others. Considering the implications for Israel of this loose but dangerous alliance, Dany Shoham writes

The Spectacle of Babylon the Great

Democracy at work or a spectacle?: World reacts to US elections

While Iran has mocked the ongoing elections, countries like Turkey, France and China have struck a more conciliatory tone.

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden [File: Mandel Ngan and Jim Watson/AFP]

The 2020 US elections have entered their fourth day as vote counting continues to determine who will be the next president.

The race between Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden is too close to call, with razor-thin margins separating the two individuals.

Incumbent Trump has alleged widespread “fraud” is taking place, courting controversy from across the American political and media spectrum, as well as foreign leaders and diplomats.

Here is how leaders across the globe have reacted to the United States elections:

Iran

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has mocked the rancorous aftermath of Election Day in the US, saying the vote has exposed the reality of its democracy.

What a spectacle!” Khamenei tweeted late on Wednesday. “One says this is the most fraudulent election in US history. Who says that? The president who is currently in office.”

Turkey

Turkey is ready to work with whoever wins the US election, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Friday, despite a friendship with Trump that has helped the two countries through turbulent times.

“Regardless of which candidate takes office in the US, we will pursue a sincere approach to improve our relations,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

Zimbabwe

The ruling ZANU-PF party’s spokesman, Patrick Chinamasa, said: “We have nothing to learn about democracy from former slave owners.”

Britain

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he has confidence in the US election process, after Trump and his allies have repeatedly made unsubstantiated claims of fraud following Tuesday’s presidential vote.

“I have every confidence in the checks and balances of the American Constitution,” Johnson told reporters Friday.

Johnson declined to comment on what a US administration led by Biden would mean for Britain [File: Alberto Pezzali/Pool/Reuters]

Germany

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday the US is more than a one-man show, and good losers are more important for democracy than great winners, in an interview with the Funke media group.

“The USA is more than a one-man show. Those who continue to add fuel to the fire in the current situation are acting irresponsibly,” Maas said.

Russia

The Kremlin has issued concerns over the process.

“Any uncertainty in the most powerful world economy, in one of the largest countries, has and could potentially have negative consequences for global affairs,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “Obvious shortcomings of the American electoral system are evident … partly due to the archaic nature of the relevant legislation and the lack of regulation in a number of fundamental points.”

But opposition leader Alexey Navalny suggested the delay was comforting, a sign of democracy at work.

“Woke up and went on Twitter to see who won. Still unclear. Now that’s (what I call) elections,” he tweeted.

Nigeria

Nigerian Senator Shehu Sani on Twitter said American democracy had been an “exemplar for freedom and good conduct”.

“We all now know about its imperfections and vulnerabilities. Like in everything else,pick the good & take lessons from the bad,” he posted on Twitter.

Australia

Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the delayed US election outcome as a demonstration of democracy.

“I have great confidence in the democracy of the United States and I have great confidence in their institutions and the thing about great institutions and democracies is they deal with whatever challenges come, just like our own does,” Morrison told reporters in Sydney.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison [File: Rohan Thomson/Getty Images]

China

Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng on Thursday said, “despite disagreements between the two countries”, there were “common interests and space for cooperation”.

“Sustaining and moving forward a healthy and stable China-U. S. relationship is in line with the fundamental interests of the two peoples,” the minister said at the 20th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Bejing.

Slovenia

Prime Minister Janez Jansa on Wednesday prematurely congratulated President Donald Trump for winning the election, saying it was “pretty clear” who the winner of the 2020 US elections was.

“It’s pretty clear that American people have elected ⁦@realDonaldTrump @Mike_Pence⁩ for #4moreyears,” he tweeted.

Twitter put a warning to Jansa’s tweet, saying: “Official sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted.”

France

France’s foreign minister said on Thursday he had faith good sense would prevail in the US election and its strong democratic values would ensure the correct results.

“I have faith in US institutions validating the results of the election,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told Europe 1 radio.

Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he hoped Donald Trump would come out ahead in the down-to-the-wire US election, lashing out at Democratic contender Joe Biden’s comments on protecting the Amazon rainforest.

“You know where I stand, I’ve been clear. I have a good relationship with Trump. I hope he’ll be reelected,” Bolsonaro told supporters outside the presidential palace in Brasilia.

Hamas wants calm in Gaza, but nations continue to trample outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Hamas wants calm in Gaza, but situation on the ground is volatile

On their own, several upcoming and ongoing events wouldn’t trigger an escalation, but compounded with the coronavirus, the economic situation and the frayed nerves of the terrorist operative on the ground in Gaza, and we could soon find ourselves in a fight with Gaza.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza this week marked two noteworthy dates. The first, the 25th anniversary of the death of Fathi Shkaki, the terrorist group’s leader who was assassinated in Malta; and the second date, marking three years since 10 of the group’s members were killed when Israel demolished a cross-border underground attack tunnel.

These two dates came and went without incident on the part of the terrorist organization. Another event, however, which will be commemorated next week, could be different: The first anniversary of the assassination of PIJ leader in Gaza, Baha Abu al-Ata. Despite its promises, PIJ still hasn’t avenged his death. Moreover, the organization’s leaders in Damascus are prodding their people in Gaza to fall in line with Hamas, and prioritize calm over escalation with Israel.

This moderate line isn’t accepted by all the group’s members, chief among them al-Ata loyalists. The IDF is preparing for them to possibly take action next week. Although PIJ’s leadership is trying to prevent this from happening – the terrorist who fired the most recent rocket two weeks ago, in contravention of orders, was apprehended and badly beaten – but the authority it wields is only partial and cannot keep every terrorist or rocket on the ground in check.

In Israel, of course, officials prefer the peace and quiet, but there are those will view a PIJ attack as a window of opportunity: If the recalcitrant operatives on the ground do something, it will be possible to act against the group (even if it means several days of hostilities). It’s also safe to assume that Hamas would want Israel to neutralize, on its behalf, those seeking to undermine stability in Gaza; by not responding to al-Ata’s assassination last year, Hamas showed it doesn’t particularly grieve over the removal of its adversaries from the chessboard, and certainly isn’t willing to risk its own critical interests for them.

Manufacturing over aid

The situation in Gaza has never been worse (which has been said many times and is always proven correct). Seemingly, the bottom of the barrel of poverty and despair is especially deep but has now sunk to new depths with the coronavirus thrown into the mix with economic misery. If Gaza survived the first wave of the pandemic in impressive fashion – mainly due to drastic steps of sealing its borders – the current wave is hitting the enclave hard. Although the number of daily tests is low, the latest figures show more than a 10% positivity rate and a growing number of patients in serious condition, to the point of testing the ability of Gaza’s hospitals to function.

Add to this Gaza’s dire economic troubles, which have been exacerbated even further. Thousands of laborers who worked in Israel have been home for months now, and merchants, too, are forbidden from coming and going. This has meant another spike in unemployment and a significant drop in the purchasing power of Gazans, many of whom are struggling to buy even basic goods.

Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu Al-Ata (center) (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

In Israel, officials are very concerned about this situation. The concern is that in its desperation, Hamas will abandon the path of calm and revert to the path of hostility. Hence Israel is working to advance a series of economic projects in Gaza. The idea is to accelerate employment and manufacturing over financial aid. The person appointed to manage this plan is Defense Ministry Director-General Maj. Gen. (res.) Amir Eshel, but thus far things have moved along slowly, both due to the constraints imposed by the coronavirus and Israel’s insistence on solving the issue of its captive and missing soldiers and civilians as a precondition for any other progress.

One thing that has been resolved, specifically, is the matter of Qatari aid to Gaza. The monthly payment was transferred to Gaza, two months in advance this time ($27 million per month, of which $17 million is earmarked for aid and $10 million for purchasing fuel). Israeli officials, however, are working with the authorities in Doha to ensure similar aid for months to come in the hope that it facilitates a long-term calm that will allow the sides to discuss a more solid arrangement.

In Israel, officials don’t think the United Arab Emirates will help with the Gaza matter, at least not right now. Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, which the UAE has outlawed, and is a patron of Qatar – which is aligned with the UAE’s main regional foe, Iran.  Until this fight is settled (under the umbrella of the United States), the Emiratis aren’t likely to help Gaza, especially when doing so would come at the expense of the Palestinian Authority, which, despite Abu Dhabi’s unfavorable view of it, is still preferable to the Hamas alternative.

With that, Israeli officials are toying with the idea of the UAE replacing the United Nations’ Gaza-based refugee agency for the Palestinians (UNRWA), to which the US and other countries have frozen funding due to widespread corruption in the organization. The Americans also want the definition of refugee status to be reformed and could help establish an alternative mechanism that will sever Palestinian dependence on international aid and create other avenues to allow Gazans to make a dignified living.

Will the flirtation lead to devotion?

These steps will wait until the US election is decided. Gazans aren’t the only ones following the drama in America: The entire Middle East is holding its breath, particularly Iran.

The prevailing belief is that any administration will seek a revised nuclear deal with Iran. The question is the type of deal with it is; Israel wants to ensure that beyond just the nuclear issue, the deal also addresses Iran’s military build-up and support for terrorist groups (chief among them Hezbollah in Lebanon and armed groups in Gaza).

An aerial view of the location of the Hamas tunnel detected two weeks ago (IDF Spokesperson’s Unit)

Under economic sanctions, Iran has reduced its aid to Hezbollah and PIJ by tens of percent. If they are lifted, this figure will significantly increase, immediately, and the results will be felt on the ground. Hamas, too – which for now is only flirting with Iran – could devote itself to Iran for a permanent and stable source of revenue. For now, Hamas is keeping the radical-axis at arm’s length and, as stated, prefers calm and non-escalation. We mustn’t extrapolate from this that Hamas has become a peaceful organization: The recently detected attack tunnel in Gaza indicates that Hamas is continuing to prepare for war and is examining ways to bypass the underground barrier Israel has built around Gaza.

This tunnel is extraordinary for several reasons. It was built far deeper underground than usual, perhaps to infiltrate Israel underneath the barrier, and maybe to test the barrier’s capabilities. The barrier – and the technology it incorporates – rose to the challenge admirably, although it’s doubtful Hamas will learn the lesson. It’s more reasonable to assume it will try again, in other sectors and in other ways.

For now, Hamas will try avoiding an escalation. Its directive in this regard is crystal clear, but the ground level is still highly combustible. The anniversary of al-Ata’s death is one possible ignition switch; while the continued hunger strike of Maher Akhras – a PIJ activist from the West Bank being held under administrative detention – is also a matter of concern for the terrorist organization. Meanwhile, dozens of Hamas inmates contracted the coronavirus after an outbreak at Gilboa Prison in Israel. In theory, none of these factors are enough to trigger an escalation but compounded with the coronavirus, the economic situation and the frayed nerves of the terrorist operative on the ground in Gaza – we could soon find ourselves in a fight with Gaza for a few days.