The History of Earth­quakes In New York Before the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

     The History of Earth­quakes In New YorkBy Meteorologist Michael Gouldrick New York State PUBLISHED 6:30 AM ET Sep. 09, 2020 PUBLISHED 6:30 AM EDT Sep. 09, 2020New York State has a long history of earthquakes. Since the early to mid 1700s there have been over 550 recorded earthquakes that have been centered within the state’s boundary. New York has also been shaken by strong earthquakes that occurred in southeast Canada and the Mid-Atlantic states.

Courtesy of Northeast States Emergency ConsortiumThe largest earthquake that occurred within New York’s borders happened on September 5th, 1944. It was a magnitude 5.9 and did major damage in the town of Massena.A school gymnasium suffered major damage, some 90% of chimneys toppled over and house foundations were cracked. Windows broke and plumbing was damaged. This earthquake was felt from Maine to Michigan to Maryland.Another strong quake occurred near Attica on August 12th, 1929. Chimneys took the biggest hit, foundations were also cracked and store shelves toppled their goods.In more recent memory some of the strongest quakes occurred On April 20th, 2002 when a 5.0 rattled the state and was centered on Au Sable Forks area near Plattsburg, NY.Strong earthquakes outside of New York’s boundary have also shaken the state. On February 5th, 1663 near Charlevoix, Quebec, an estimated magnitude of 7.5 occurred. A 6.2 tremor was reported in Western Quebec on November 1st in 1935. A 6.2 earthquake occurred in the same area on March 1st 1925. Many in the state also reported shaking on August 23rd, 2011 from a 5.9 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia.

Earthquakes in the northeast U.S. and southeast Canada are not as intense as those found in other parts of the world but can be felt over a much larger area. The reason for this is the makeup of the ground. In our part of the world, the ground is like a jigsaw puzzle that has been put together. If one piece shakes, the whole puzzle shakes.In the Western U.S., the ground is more like a puzzle that hasn’t been fully put together yet. One piece can shake violently, but only the the pieces next to it are affected while the rest of the puzzle doesn’t move.In Rochester, New York, the most recent earthquake was reported on March 29th, 2020. It was a 2.6 magnitude shake centered under Lake Ontario. While most did not feel it, there were 54 reports of the ground shaking.So next time you are wondering why the dishes rattled, or you thought you felt the ground move, it certainly could have been an earthquake in New York.Here is a website from the USGS (United Sates Geologic Society) of current earthquakes greater than 2.5 during the past day around the world. As you can see, the Earth is a geologically active planet!Another great website of earthquakes that have occurred locally can be found here.To learn more about the science behind earthquakes, check out this website from the USGS.

The Iran Horn expanding uranium enrichment efforts at Natanz: Daniel 8

IAEA: Iran expanding high-level uranium enrichment efforts at Natanz

IAEA: Iran expanding high-level uranium enrichment efforts at Natanz

Tehran is already enriching uranium to up to 60%, UN nuclear watchdog says will boost the “frequency and intensity” of inspections at the facility. Iran’s top nuclear negotiator to hold talks with EU officials in Brussels.

By  Reuters and ILH Staff  Published on  10-26-2021 12:14 Last modified: 10-26-2021 12:29

Iran is expanding its enrichment of uranium beyond the highly enriched threshold of 20% purity at a Natanz plant where it is already enriching to 60%, but the new activity does not involve keeping the product, the U.N nuclear watchdog said on Monday.

The move is likely to help Iran refine its knowledge of the enrichment process – something Western powers generally condemn because it is irreversible – but since this time the product is not being collected, it will not immediately accelerate Iran’s production of uranium enriched to close to weapons-grade.

As of around 90%, uranium is considered weapons-grade.

The IAEA said in a statement outlining the report that Iran informed it last week of changes to the setup of centrifuges, machines that enrich uranium, at the plant – Iran would feed uranium enriched to up to 20% into limited numbers of extra centrifuges without collecting the product.

“On 25 October 2021, the Agency verified that Iran began feeding (uranium hexafluoride gas) enriched up to 20% U-235 into a single IR-6 centrifuge in R&D line 2 at PFEP and that the resulting product and tails streams were being re-combined,” the IAEA report said, meaning that after separating the enriched product it was mixed with the centrifuge’s waste and not kept.

Iran had said it planned to also feed uranium enriched to up to 20% into other single centrifuges or small- to medium-sized cascades, or clusters, of machines on the same line, but those were not being fed at the time, the IAEA said.

Iran has yet to announce a date to resume discussions in Vienna about reviving the 2015 nuclear pact under which it curbed its nuclear program in return for relief from US, EU and UN economic sanctions, but Tehran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani will hold a second meeting this month with the European Union’s Enrique Mora, who coordinates talks between Tehran and six powers.

“I will meet [EU] coordinator in Brussels on Wednesday to continue our talks on result-oriented negotiations (between Iran and the six powers),” Bagheri Kani tweeted Monday, alluding to Mora’s initial round of discussions in Tehran on Oct. 14.

In April, Iran and six powers started talks to reinstate the deal, which then-US President Donald Trump ditched three years ago before reimposing sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy. But the talks were put on hold after Iran’s presidential election in June that brought anti-Western hardliner Ebrahim Raisi to power.

The United States and European powers have urged Iran to return to negotiations, warning that time is running out as the Islamic Republic’s uranium enrichment program is advancing well beyond the limits set by the nuclear pact.

Iran has repeatedly said it will return to negotiations but it has yet to specify a date.

“Iran is determined to engage in negotiations that would remove unlawful and cruel sanctions in a full & effective manner, secure normalization of trade & economic relations w/ Iran, and provide credible guarantee for no further reneging,” Bagheri Kani tweeted.

Babylon the Great is Years Behind China

Defence contractor Raytheon Technologies Corp is developing hypersonic weapons for the US military. Photo: Reuters

US is ‘years behind’ China on hypersonic weapons, Raytheon head says

Defence contractor CEO Gregory Hayes says the superfast technology is the most destabilising threat to the homeland. While the Pentagon has a number of programmes in development, the Chinese military has actually fielded the weapons

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Defence contractor Raytheon Technologies Corp is developing hypersonic weapons for the US military. Photo: Reuters

The head of defence contractor Raytheon has said the US is years behind China in its pursuit of hypersonic weapons which can bob and weave through the atmosphere at more than five times the speed of sound.

Hypersonics capability is “the most destabilising threat to the homeland. The time to react is very, very short,” said Gregory Hayes, CEO of Raytheon Technologies, which is developing a hypersonic cruise missile with the US military.

Antichrist warns Iraq’s political elite, general population against ‘illegal acts’

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. (Photo: AP)
Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. (Photo: AP)

Al-Sadr warns Iraq’s political elite, general population against ‘illegal acts’

 Dler S. Mohammed   2021/10/26 17:07

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ERBIL – (Kurdistan 24) – Influential Iraqi cleric and political kingmaker Muqtada al-Sadr gave a vague warning in a tweet on Tuesday that the political elite and the general population alike must follow the rule of law in a nation steeped in lawlessness for nearly 20 years, a significant proportion of which has been caused by Sadr’s own followers.

“The next Iraqi government must provide a comfortable and dignified life to all the people without discrimination, which will be the beginning of the disappearance of many illegal acts done by the people in our community,” he wrote.

According to the tally by Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission’s (IHEC), politicians from Sadr’s political movement have just secured more than 70 seats in the national parliament, 16 more than in the previous vote 2018 vote, when his Sairoon Alliance came in first with 54 representatives among its ranks.

“In the same way that the government should implement political reform and apply laws,” the cleric added, “the citizens also should cooperate with the government to realize the rule of law and follow those laws.”

“We deal firmly with those who spread fake propaganda, cause sectarian strife, or take bribes,” he continued.

Iran Horn to cooperate with Islamic states to develop nuclear technology: Daniel

October 26, 2021 – 10:52

TEHRAN — The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said Tehran is ready to cooperate with Muslim nations to develop nuclear technology for civilian purposes to promote the welfare of Islamic Ummah.

“We are ready to cooperate with the countries of the Islamic world for the development of nuclear technology for the welfare of the people and Islamic societies, so that we can all pave the way for a new Islamic civilization,” Behrouz Kamalvandi said as a group of guests participating at the international Islamic unity conference in Tehran on Saturday paid a visit to the Martyr Fakhrizadeh Research Reactor, Radiopharmaceutical Production Center of Martyr Shahriari as well as an exhibition of the latest achievements in the nuclear industry.

During the visit, the guests got acquainted with the scientific and research infrastructure, achievements and capabilities of Iran in the field of reactor and radiopharmaceutical production.

Iran hosted the annual Islamic unity meeting on the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH). The conference was held on Oct.19-24. 

At the beginning of the visit, Kamalvandi said: “I am fully convinced that the convergence, integration and cohesion of the thinkers of Islamic lands under the banner of Islam will lead to the unity of the Muslim Ummah and the promotion of the Islamic nations against the ill-wishers, the wicked and the arrogant.”

He stated that the Islamic Ummah was in a crucial historical turning point. On the one hand, Kamalvandi said, the extraordinary growth of various sciences and technologies has led to welfare of nations and on the other this technology, which is mostly in the hands of the wrong people, has led to monopoly, exploitation and colonization of less privileged nations by the arrogant.

“On the one hand, the establishment of international organizations has facilitated relations and more interaction between the nations of the world in order to solve problems and fill the gap of various shortcomings. And on the other hand, these ostensibly international organizations have become the toy in the hands of the arrogant and make every effort for humiliation and restriction of other nations” stated Kamalvandi, who is the deputy chief of the AEOI for international and legal affairs. 

He added: “In this tense atmosphere, the Islamic world, with its renaissance, is not only obliged to develop and advance itself by appealing to new knowledge and technologies, but also by promoting Islamic thought and a monotheistic attitude and trusting in God to pave its progress with an Islamic model based on verses and hadiths and relying on itself and not on others, and this is the path that will eventually lead to a new Islamic civilization.”

Referring to the unilateralism adopted by arrogant countries, the deputy head of the AEOI said: “The Islamic world now has precious assets. These assets are the result of the efforts of thinkers throughout history. Undoubtedly, what should emerge from the conference on Islamic unity is the structures and mechanisms of the new Islamic civilization and the explanation and delineation of the way to achieve it in this ambiguous period and in the face of various tensions in the international arena.”

Regarding the great achievements made by Iran in nuclear technology, Kamalvandi said: “We have made every effort here to reach the pinnacles of nuclear science and technology, and in spite of all the opposition and hostility in the international arena, in the nuclear industry, we have achieved great achievements. We have invested everything in the path of achieving these great achievements and we have dedicated our scientists, each of whom was a great man and scholar, to the promotion of Islam and the Islamic Ummah.” 

Referring to the ability of Iranian scientists in conquering the peaks of knowledge, Kamalvandi stated: “Undoubtedly, one of the pillars of the new Islamic civilization is science and technology, and this capital can be the factor of unity of the Islamic world and the Islamic lands. Each of us is obliged to do our part and rely on our own resources to do this important thing and to do our Islamic duty by cooperating in this field. Fortunately, today Iran has reached the peaks of progress in all branches and disciplines of technology and nuclear industry.”

He added: “Thousands of experts are constantly working on the fields of uranium exploration and extraction to conversion, enrichment and production of nuclear fuel, nuclear power plants, radiopharmaceuticals, its application in industry and agriculture, lasers and quantum and melting, etc. and have put Iran in a relatively high position.”

Iran Escalates War Against Babylon the Great

Iran’s role in attack on U.S. troops in Syria signals new escalation

By Liz SlyYesterday at 7:10 a.m. EDT

Iran appears to have been responsible for a drone attack last week on a U.S. outpost in Syria, suggesting that a new front could be opening in the low-level conflict that has simmered since the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord in 2018.

No U.S. casualties were reported in the attack on the isolated U.S. outpost at Tanf near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders, according to the U.S. military. But pro-Iranian media trumpeted it as a “victory”; it would be the first major attack on U.S. troops in Syria by Iran.

It also marked the biggest and most sophisticated strike against the relatively small U.S. force in Syria, which was deployed in 2015 to support Kurdish-led forces in the fight against the Islamic State.

At a news briefing Monday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby refused to directly blame Iran for the barrage of rockets and exploding drones, which caused considerable damage to the base, according to photographs circulating on social media. He described it as “a complex, coordinated and deliberate attack” and noted that similar attacks have been carried out by Iranian-allied Shiite militias against U.S. troops elsewhere.

But news outlets affiliated with Iran haven’t tried to downplay the likely involvement of Tehran and its allied militias. Instead, they have touted the attack in commentaries as a major success and hinted that more strikes against U.S. troops in Syria will follow.

They attributed the attack to a little known group called Allies of Syria, which earlier this month issued a statement threatening “harsh” retaliation for an Israeli airstrike against an Iranian base outside the Syrian city of Palmyra on Oct. 14. The Israeli strike, the statement said, was launched from the direction of Tanf.

The attack on the U.S. outpost demonstrated “a great deal of boldness and strength” on the part of the Allies of Syria that will change the balance of power in Syria, said Iran’sFars News Agency, which is run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the military branch that oversees Iran’s extensive network of militias in the region.

The al-Ahed website, affiliated with Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, said the attack heralded the start of “a new phase in the confrontation” in which Iran and its allies would seek to liberate Syria from U.S. troops. It noted that the American withdrawal from Afghanistan “happened only under the pressure of military operations and not political or diplomatic pressure.”ADVERTISING

U.S. troops in neighboring Iraq have come under frequent rocket attacks over the past four years, and at least three similar attacks involving drones have been reported in the past year. The United States has retaliated with airstrikes against Iranian-allied militias in both Syria and Iraq, most recently in February, and it might respond to this one, too, Kirby said.

Until recently, the estimated 900 U.S. troops scattered thinly across a vast swath of northeastern Syria and at their lone outpost farther south at Tanf had been largely ignored by Iranian troops and their militia allies backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

That began to change over the summer with a series of largely unreported rocket attacks against U.S. bases in the Kurdish-controlled northeast, said Michael Knights, an analyst at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He attributed the shift to a decision by Iran to order its allies to refrain from attacking U.S. troops in Iraq to ensure stability in the run-up to parliamentary elections that were held this month.

The escalation at the Tanf garrison is likely tied to the dimming prospects for a resumption of negotiations to renew the Iran nuclear accord, according to Ali Alfoneh, an Iran expert at the Arab Gulf States Institute.

So far, Iran’s new hard-line government has shown no inclination to return to the talks, and Robert Malley, the U.S. special representative to Iran, warned Monday that the effort to persuade it to do so has entered a “critical phase.”

Speaking in a conference call with reporters after consultations with allies in Europe and Arab states in the Persian Gulf, he described a “shared impatience” with Iran and said he discussed with allies “other tools” that might be used to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon should Tehran continue to refuse to resume the talks.

Alfoneh said Iran may be seeking to secure leverage over the terms under which it returns to the talks by demonstrating its destructive capabilities against U.S. troops in the region. Other attacks may occur, he said, but “nothing major because it’s not in Iran’s interest to escalate too far.

“This is part of the negotiation. Iran cannot negotiate without military pressure because the U.S. holds all the cards,” he said.

But the Tanf outpost, where a small number of U.S. troops are garrisoned in isolation from the bulk of the American force farther north, has long been a source of frustration to Iran as well as the government in Damascus. Near a key crossing on the Syrian-Iraqi border, it cuts off a major trade route between Iran, Iraq and Syria, the reports in Iranian-affiliated news outlets noted.

Iran may also be eyeing a deadline for the departure of U.S. combat troops from Iraq at the end of December, which could provide another trigger for renewed pressure on U.S. forces in the region, Knights said.

“Toward the end of the year when the troops are supposed to leave Iraq and with the nuclear agreement not going that well, we’re going to see the temperature rise,” he predicted.

IDF launches ‘Southern Storm’ training exercise outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border near Sderot on August 24, 2021. (Menahem KAHANA / AFP)

IDF launches ‘Southern Storm’ training exercise on Gaza border

Drill meant to ‘improve preparedness’ and check that forces internalized the takeaways from May’s 11-day conflict, military says

By Judah Ari Gross 26 Oct 2021, 10:55 am

The Israel Defense Forces launched a two-day exercise simulating war in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, to test how well the military learned the lessons from May’s conflict against terror groups in the enclave.

The drill — dubbed Southern Storm — will include a variety of scenarios for Israeli forces to counter, including surprise attacks by terror groups from the Strip, in order to better prepare the IDF Southern Command and Gaza Division for war, the military said.

“As part of the exercise, there will be noticeable movement of security forces and vehicles, explosions will be heard in the area, and roadblocks will be set up on a number of roadways in the area near the border,” the IDF said, clarifying that these would be simulated checkpoints only and that the roads would be open to civilians.

The military said the exercise was planned in advance as part of the 2021 training schedule, but with a focus on May’s conflict, known by Israel as Operation Guardian of the Walls.

“The exercise is meant to improve IDF troops’ preparedness to defend the area around the Gaza Strip, and it will test the way in which the lessons from Operation Guardian of the Walls were integrated, while putting troops through many possible offensive scenarios by terror groups in the Gaza Strip, including surprise scenarios,” the IDF said.

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Israel fought a punishing 11-day conflict with Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and other terror groups, in the Gaza Strip in May, after Hamas fired six rockets toward Jerusalem in response to clashes that took place in the city at the time. Thirteen people were killed in Israel during the fighting — 12 civilians and one soldier — and some 250 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip, roughly half of them terrorist operatives.