More Shaking Before the Sixth Seal: Revelation 6:12

Update Fri, 3 Sep 2021, 10:26

Reported shaking caused by building explosion in Manville
Early this morning, after 1 a.m. local time, many people woke up or felt shaking in the area west of New Brunswick, NJ.
Many thought of it as an earthquake and reported it, but as it turned out, it seems that a popular dining venture or night club in Manville exploded. A user identified it as the “The Saffron” venue.
What caused the explosion is unknown, but a likely cause could be a broken gas pipe damaged during passage of remnants of Hurricane Ida that had swept through New Jersey in the past 36 hours. A similar event also was reported the night before, when another house exploded.
The destruction caused by Ida, in particular by wide-spread flooding, is extensive and in places very severe. There are also multiple fatalities, mainly of people believed to have been in their cars and swept away in flash flooding. A State of Emergency has been declared.Update Fri, 3 Sep 2021, 05:17Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported few minutes ago near Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA on 3 Sep 2021 (GMT) at approximately 05:06.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake. If confirmed, we can expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location, magnitude and time mentioned are indicative, based on our best-fit seismic model. They are temporary until our AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

The Impending Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

An illustration of a seismogram

Massachusetts struck by 4.0 magnitude earthquake felt as far as Long Island

By Jackie Salo

November 8, 2020 

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake shook Bliss Corner, Massachusetts, on Sunday morning, officials said — startling residents across the Northeast who expressed shock about the rare tremors.

The quake struck the area about five miles southwest of the community in Buzzards Bay just after 9 a.m. — marking the strongest one in the area since a magnitude 3.5 temblor in March 1976, the US Geological Survey said.

With a depth of 9.3 miles, the impact was felt across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and into Connecticut and Long Island, New York.

“This is the strongest earthquake that we’ve recorded in that area — Southern New England,” USGS geophysicist Paul Caruso told The Providence Journal.

But the quake was still considered “light” on the magnitude scale, meaning that it was felt but didn’t cause significant damage.

The quake, however, was unusual for the region — which has only experienced 26 larger than a magnitude 2.5 since 1973, Caruso said.

Around 14,000 people went onto the USGS site to report the shaking — with some logging tremors as far as Easthampton, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, both about 100 miles away.

“It’s common for them to be felt very far away because the rock here is old and continuous and transmits the energy a long way,” Caruso said.

Journalist Katie Couric was among those on Long Island to be roused by the Sunday-morning rumblings.

“Did anyone on the east coast experience an earthquake of sorts?” Couric wrote on Twitter.

“We are on Long Island and the attic and walls rattled.”

Closer to the epicenter, residents estimated they felt the impact for 10 to 15 seconds.

“In that moment, it feels like it’s going on forever,” said Ali Kenner Brodsky, who lives in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

The Risk of Nuclear Terrorism Before the First Nuclear War: Revelation 8

Over 200kg uranium theft in India poses threats of nuclear terrorism

ISLAMABAD: The theft of over 200 kilograms of nuclear material during last two decades in India poses serious threats of nuclear terrorism, necessitating the global powers’ role to raise safety standards in the country.

The countries in the region including China and Pakistan have repeatedly called for strengthening regulations following repeated incidents of theft of nuclear material in India. Such incidents raised concerns about India emerged as a potential hotspot in illegal trade of nuclear technology and materials vital for a malicious nuclear supply chain for state and non-state actors.

According a timeline issued by The South Asia Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), 18 nuclear material’s theft and lost incidents were reported in India from 1994 to 2021 involving over 200kg nuclear material.

The Indian authorities recovered 2.5kg uranium in 1994; 111kg in 1998, also involving an opposition leader; 59.1kg in 2000; 200 grams in 2001; 225 grams in 2003; 4kg in 2008; 5kg in 2009; 9kg in 2016; 1kg in 2018 and 13.75kg in 2021 in multiple incidents.

According to a research paper jointly issued by SASSI President Dr Maria Sultan and now Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari, the reports of Indian involvement in the theft of nuclear fissile material dates back to the early 1970s, the magnitude of the threat increased manifold in the 1980s and 1990s.

In the late 1980s, the CIA had concluded that India was trying to develop a sophisticated Hydrogen bomb. In 1994, on a tip-off, a shipment of beryllium was caught in Vilnius, worth $24 million.

“The material could fall into the hands of extremists and terrorists in India with disastrous consequences. The out-of-control material could also be a cause of concern due to the proliferation reasons. It is also the responsibility of global organisations and India’s partners to raise the standard of nuclear safety and security in the country and investigate shortcomings for maintaining tight controls on nuclear and radioactive materials,” said Sarman Ali, an Islamabad-based defence analyst.

Pakistan had repeatedly called for thorough investigation of such incidents and measures for strengthening the security of nuclear materials to prevent their diversion. Foreign Office spokesperson said in a recent statement that such incidents were a matter of deep concern as they point to lax controls, poor regulatory and enforcement mechanisms, as well as possible existence of a black market for nuclear materials inside India.

He pointed to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) which made it binding on states to ensure stringent measures to prevent nuclear material from falling into wrong hands.

Following the recovery of 7,100 grams of radioactive uranium by the police in Mumbai in May this year, China had called on all the countries to join treaties for non-proliferation aimed at ensuring nuclear safety.

“The nuclear terrorism is the security challenge faced by the international community. All governments have the responsibilities to strengthen regulation of nuclear materials to combat on nuclear trafficking to ensure the nuclear safety and security,” Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

At least 11 states in India have uranium reserves with Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and Meghalaya recording the largest reserves of radioactive material.

Antichrist Says Iraqis ‘mistrust’ political blocs ahead of elections

Iraqis ‘mistrust’ political blocs ahead of elections: Sadrist

A+ A-ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Iraqi people’s general attitude toward the elections has turned “cold”, a prominent member of the Sadrist movement told Rudaw on Thursday, as parliamentary elections approach.

The public “mistrusts political blocs,” Issam Hussein, a popular Sadrist commentator, told Rudaw’s Hawraz Gulpi, “especially with the behavior of the political blocs in the past 18 years.”

The situation for people in central and southern Iraq is dire, according to Hussein, noting that there are few job opportunities in the areas, leading people to migrate to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad for work. 

“It is believed that such citizens don’t have the will to head to the ballot boxes,” he added.

Iraqis will go to the polls on October 10, a year ahead of schedule. Early elections were called to meet a demand of protesters who brought down the government of former Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in 2019. However, interest in the vote is currently low.

Protesters have in recent months called for a boycott of the elections, questioning the legitimacy of the vote in an environment where powerful militias operate outside of government control, activists and election candidates are threatened, and the electoral commission and political elites are accused of fraud. Several parties from across the spectrum have announced they will not participate, citing similar reasons. 

Public sentiment toward the upcoming elections also seems to be wavering.

“I will not participate in the elections. I don’t see anyone qualified for it,” a passerby in Baghdad told Rudaw’s Halkawt Aziz. “It’s the same people, even if their faces are new.”

Other locals say they don’t have any hope that elections will change their circumstances.

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, leader of the Sadrist movement, last week reversed an earlier call for his politicians to withdraw from elections, saying they will contest the elections with “determination.”

There are a total of 3,249 candidates vying for 329 seats in the parliament. The official campaign period began on July 8 but has so far been lackluster.

Palestinian killed outside the Temple Walls clashes with Israeli army: Revelation 11

The clashes took place along a border fence with Israel
The clashes took place along a border fence with Israel  SAID KHATIB AFP

Palestinian killed in Gaza clashes with Israeli army: local authority

02/09/2021 – 23:06

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP)

A Palestinian man died Thursday and at least 15 more were wounded in night clashes with the Israeli army near the Gaza Strip border, the local health ministry said.

The 26-year-old man died of bullet injuries in the abdomen, it said. One of the wounded was in a serious condition.

Several factions in Gaza had called for demonstrations to protest in particular against Israel’s almost 15-year-long blockade of the coastal enclave.

Hamas, Gaza’s rulers, and Israel fought a devastating 11-day conflict in May, the worst between the two sides in years, which ended with an informal truce.

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Iraq government thinks it has foiled Antichrist’s attempts to rig forthcoming elections

Iraq government says it has foiled attempts to rig forthcoming elections

Iraqis are set to head to the polls on October 10, after vote brought forward following 2019 protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi has said his government has thwarted several attempts to fix the parliamentary election being held next month.

“The security services carried out a pre-emptive operation in which they thwarted an attempt to rig the elections by putting pressure on a number of election commission employees, with the aim of mixing political cards and creating chaos,” Mr Al Kadhimi’s office said.

It said Iraqi security services arrested several suspects believed to be part of a group that attempted to interfere with the electoral process.

Local media reports said the intelligence services detained a former member of the electoral commission, Miqdad Al Sharifi, over alleged fraud in previous elections.

Iraq’s general election was due to be held in May next year but has been brought forward to October 10 in response to the demands of a mass protest movement that broke out in October 2019.

Protesters called for changes to the country’s election law, which Parliament passed in late 2019. 

The new law allows voters to elect individual politicians instead of choosing from party lists, and have each member of Parliament represent a specific electoral district, instead of groups of legislators representing entire provinces.

Iraq has a population of 40 million across 18 provinces. Turnout for the country’s last parliamentary election held in 2018 was 44.5 per cent, amid electoral fraud claims. 

The one million Iraqi citizens living abroad will be excluded from voting.

Mr Al Kadhimi promised to address the demands of the protesters when he took office in May last year, after months of political turmoil.

The youth-led protest movement was triggered by anger over endemic corruption, high unemployment, foreign interference and poor public services.

Mr Al Kadhimi also promised to bring to justice those responsible for the killing of hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in Baghdad and many southern cities, although no one has been charged.

The populist cleric Moqtada Al Sadr, leader of the largest bloc in Parliament, last week reversed his decision that he and his supporters would not take part in the polls.

Mr Al Sadr’s Sairoon bloc, part of a ruling coalition, is expected to be one of the frontrunners in the election.

A number of political leaders had written to Mr Al Sadr about drafting a “charter for reform” to rid Iraq of corruption and mismanagement.

The cleric, who has a widespread following, urged his supporters to go to the polls and vote in the election. A vote for his movement, he said, would mean an Iraq “liberated from foreign interference and corruption”.

“We will enter these elections with vigour and determination, in order to save Iraq from occupation and corruption,” he said.

Mr Sadr, who commands a loyal following of millions of Iraqis, is one of the most powerful political leaders in Iraq and has grown his influence over state institutions in recent years.

His loyalists hold official posts with control of a large portion of the country’s wealth and patronage networks.

Updated: September 3rd 2021, 7:16 AM

Qatari envoy enters Gaza after 6th consecutive night of border riots outside the Temple Walls

Qatari envoy enters Gaza after 6th consecutive night of border riots

Qatari envoy enters Gaza after 6th consecutive night of border riots

Hundreds of Gazans riot along Gaza-Israel border, setting off explosive devices, throwing rocks, and burning tires. One rioter dies as a result of injuries sustained when IED he was trying to throw at IDF forces explodes in his hand.

One Palestinian has been killed and 15 injured, one of them critically, in the sixth consecutive night of rioting near the Gaza Strip-Israel border fence Thursday night, according to the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry. On what was the sixth consecutive night of such border riots, Gazans stormed the border, set off fireworks, and detonated explosive devices.

Around 1:00 a.m., Palestinian media outlets reported Qatari envoy to Gaza Mohammed al-Emadi had entered the coastal enclave through the Erez Border Crossing. Al-Emadi was set to meet with senior Hamas officials ahead of the distribution of Qatari cash.

Ahmed Mustafa Salah was killed when the explosive device he was trying to throw at Israeli security forces exploded in his hand, according to various reports. Another rioter standing in close proximity to Salah was critically wounded.

Hundreds of rioters were stationed across various points stretching from the north to the south of the Gaza border, according to Palestinian media outlets. Rioters clashed with Israeli forces on the border, throwing IEDs, Molotov cocktails, and rocks, and burning tires. Israeli forces responded with riot control measures.