It’s Time to Stay Awake!
“For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch” (Mark 13:34-37).
In northern Minnesota, it felt like fall instead of midsummer on Tuesday morning. A new daily low-temperature record was set in International Falls, where the mercury dipped to 37 degrees, breaking the record (38 degrees) set back in 1898.
In China, at least 36 people have died and 15 are missing in a landslide that struck a village. It comes as heavy rains continue to batter parts of the country. China has suffered severe flooding this year.
In Japan, eleven people died and 5,664 people were taken to hospitals due to heat-related medical issues the last week in July when temperatures rose sharply.
Large parts of Australia are not just in a severe drought; this is the most severe on record. It is a super drought. The last 12 months have seen record-high daily temperatures. Some Australian towns are on the brink of running out of water after years of below average rainfall. The last wet year in Australia was in 2016.
Tropical Storm Erick’s outer bands dumped heavy rain on parts of Hawaii early Friday as the storm center made its closest pass of the island chain.
Tropical Storm Flossie, similar to Erick, will avoid a direct hit on Hawaii but will cause more widespread showers and rough seas across the islands into next week. Incidents of flash flooding are likely, especially on the Big Island.
Tropical Storm Francisco is expected to track toward Japan in the coming week.
Scientists have observed an “unprecedented” number of wildfires in Siberia and the Russian Arctic since June. Authorities say a combination of lightning and human activity may have sparked the flames. Emergency authorities opted against extinguishing the over 300 forest fires that are engulfing hard-to-reach areas, saying inhabited areas are “not under threat” and “extinguishing costs exceed their projected harm.”
Earthquakes (6.0 and up)
A 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia on August 2. At least one person died of a heart attack and four others were injured. The earthquake was felt in Jakarta and destroyed 34 homes across the country. Several dozen more buildings had minor damage.
6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on August 1.
A 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Vanuatu on July 31.
A 6.5 struck off the coast of Mie Prefecture on July 28.
A 6.3 struck off the coast of Japan on July 27.
A 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan on July 26.
Epidemics and Other Concerns
5G technology is concerning. Watch this video of bees lying dead between two 5G poles in California.
Pampers will be launching so-called “smart diapers” to let parents know when the baby has peed, and it has a waitlist. It includes an activity sensor that secures to a “landing” on the front of the diaper and comes with a baby monitor. The sensor works with an app to log the child’s urine. Like other connected products, smart diapers have security and privacy concerns. Baby monitors can be susceptible to hackers, and any app that holds personal information could expose that information to hackers or the app’s maker or its partners. The information will include a baby’s name, sex, date of birth and a 24-hour archive of video from the monitor, plus a profile photo if the parents choose to use one.
What this article fails to mention is the danger of WIFI radiation at the child’s groin area.
Florida just declared a public health emergency over its ballooning Hepatitis A cases. The number of reported Hepatitis A cases in 2019 rose to 2,034 as of July 27, up from the 1,978 cases reported on July 20 — 56 new cases in one week.
Hordes of grasshoppers descended on Las Vegas last week; experts blame wet weather. Rainfall from January through June was nearly double the average, and it’s the third-wettest January to June on record for the state. Lyft driver Jessica Palmore said she’s never seen anything like this as she captured video of the bugs flying above the Luxor Hotel & Casino. The bugs should be around for awhile.
The U.S. Coast Guard seized over 26,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $350 million which it unloaded in San Diego, California. Six suspected drug-smuggling vessels were intercepted in the Pacific off the coast of Mexico, Central and South America between late June and mid-July.
Flea-mageddon: Pet owners warned mass outbreak is on the way. The recent heatwave in Europe followed by heavy rain and flooding is said to have created an ideal breeding ground for the insects.
Superbugs resistant to emergency antibiotics are spreading in hospitals, a Europe-wide study shows. The spread of resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae is “extremely concerning” and life-threatening. People who have weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable.
In China, due to pig deaths from African Swine Fever, soaring pork prices have fueled a surge in poultry- meat demand. Chicken breast is 20% more expensive than a year ago; duck breast tripled in price.
A second case of Ebola has been detected in Goma on the Congo’s border with Rwanda, home to two million people, raising fears the deadly illness could spread. Over 1,600 people have died of Ebola in the Congo since the outbreak began in August 2018 but those have been in more remote areas. The World Health Organization declared it a global health emergency last week.
Days of Lot Returned
On the Disney show Andi Mack, the finale featured teen boys confessing their attraction to each other, along with a scene in which the pair sang to Lady Gaga’s LGBT anthem “Born This Way.”
In Florida, police and Dept of Homeland Security launched a raid Monday on Little Seeds Academy, a family-run day care in the Miami-Dade County area as part of a child pornography investigation.
The director of artificial intelligence medicine at Cedars-Sinai hospital, Guido Germano, 59, of Santa Monica, California, has been charged with distributing and possessing child pornography.
Pennsylvania will soon allow residents who wish not to be identified as male or female to select gender option “X” on their driver’s licenses. 13 other states – including Maryland, New Hampshire, Colorado, Oregon, California, Maine, and Minnesota – have rolled out similar proposals to give residents a gender-neutral option on their driver’s licenses. Some municipalities include proposals that would allow gender-neutral birth certificates. In January, a New York City law went into effect that allowed parents to obtain birth certificates for their children without listing a specified gender.
The LGBT mafia came down on celebrity Mario Lopez for saying three-year-olds shouldn’t be allowed to choose their own gender, so he caved in and apologized for speaking the truth. However, the outraged mob still kept up its attacks. Now comes word that executives at NBC might fire him from his job on “Access Hollywood.” All of this, even though he apologized, and even though his original comment was as self-evident, innocuous, and inoffensive a comment as can possibly be.
Canada’s taxpayer-funded public media outlet, which is allotted $1.5 billion dollars a year, promoted its documentary about children performing in drag for the entire month of July. The network used its CBC Kids Twitter profile to ask the question, “What’s it like to be a KID (hastag) DRAGQUEEN?”
In Canada, a British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal heard the case of Jessica Yaniv (a man who identifies as a transgender woman, yet still has his “man parts”) who accused a home beauty salon owner of illegal discrimination for refusing to wax his genital area. Salon owner Marcia Da Silva normally offers this service to women. She told the tribunal that she has no problem with LGBT individuals, and that she’d be okay offering her services to a biological man who’d already surgically transitioned. But she was not comfortable working on male body parts. She was so shaken by the incident, she chose to shut down her business. And she’s not the first victim. Yaniv has filed over a dozen civil rights complaints against salons who refused to wax him.
At the same time that Amazon continues to sell child sex dolls to pedophile perverts, the Jeff Bezos retail empire is reportedly pulling all “conversion therapy” books from its website because they’re apparently “offensive” to leftists. Popular titles like those written by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, a psychologist who’s considered to be “the father of conversion therapy,” are no longer accessible on Amazon, even though they’re a popular resource for people with unwanted same-sex attraction who actually want to change, rather than march in “pride” parades.
With the Tokyo Olympics looming, women’s groups in New Zealand and U.K. are upset by biological males who identify as females being allowed to compete against females. One of the women’s groups complaining is “Fair Play for Women.” Yet an article on their site is titled “Masculine and feminine: we’re all gender-queer!” The other women’s group complaining is called “Speak Up For Women.” Their site states: “We support the rights of transgender people to live…free from…discrimination… a fair society balances the rights of all.” Well, ladies, when you help open Pandora’s Box, you reap what you sow.
On Wednesday, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a “gay reparations” bill that will entitle same-sex couples to millions of dollars in tax refunds for their “marriages” which were not previously recognized under federal tax law.
More Leftist Indoctrination in the Schools
If you ever wondered if our children’s educational system was politically biased, look no further than the National Education Association (NEA). It is unashamedly leftist, aggressively for abortion, decidedly pro-LGBT, and unapologetically hostile to those who dare challenge the status quo. The left understands that schools are the “front line of battle for the future of our nation.” The question is: Do we? If so, then what are we going to do about it?
In Canada, parents of a six-year-old girl who was traumatized after her teacher told the class “there’s no such thing as boys and girls” have filed a human rights complaint against the school board, alleging the teacher created a “poisoned environment.” The teacher showed the video “He, She and They?!? — Gender: Queer Kid Stuff #2.” The video states “some people aren’t boys or girls,” and there are people who do not feel like a she or a he.” She continued to teach throughout the semester that “girls are not real and boys are not real.” The parents met with the teacher, principal, and superintendent to no avail and ended up pulling their daughter out of the school.
An Australian school program is teaching young children about the boundaries for sexual consent by explaining they have the right to reject kisses and physical contact with their grandmother. This is the same country where a sex educator suggested asking a baby for permission to change a diaper.
Lawlessness Abounds: This Week Has Been Awful with Whites, Blacks and Hispanics Killed
I believe this Leftist illegal immigration push is encouraging the crazy supremacists to wreak mayhem and madness. The Marxist-Socialist-Communist agenda is working to take us down in every way.
In Texas, a gunman killed 20 people and injured 26 others Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso. The suspect is 21-year-old Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas. Investigators were examining a manifesto that may have been written by the suspect and would indicate a “nexus to a hate crime,” but declined to offer details.
According to Heavy.com, an unconfirmed report says he criticized both political parties, is “against the Hispanic invasion of Texas” and also supported the “Mosque shooting” in Christchurch, New Zealand. But we can’t be sure this is a true report or what the motive was until authorities come out with details.
In Ohio, at nine people were killed and 16 wounded early Sunday by a gunman in Dayton at 1:22 a.m. at Ned Peppers Bar. The gunman wore body armor vest and carried a long gun with multiple rounds as he headed toward the bar. He was killed by police, and his identity is unknown at the time of this writing.
In California last Sunday, Santino William Legan killed three (2 children) and injured as many as 15 other people at a Gilroy food festival before exchanging gunfire with police and possibly committing suicide. He said he did the shooting because he was very angry. What we know is that He was of Iranian-Italian descent. One of his three posts showed his maternal grandfather who was born in Iran and was a Muslim. An Iranian source said anybody who idolizes Ali Asghar would view themselves as a Shia zealot to Islam. Another post promoted the book Might is Right or Survival of the Fittest. This book has been described as Neo-Nazi, denies the Holocaust, promotes anarchy, vilifies Christianity and calls Jesus the “true Prince of Evil.” Another post said, “Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white tw**s?” A “mestizo” is a person of mixed descent.
Guns and knives were prohibited at the festival but he avoided metal detectors by cutting through a fence. Those who intend to kill always find a way. His paternal grandfather was accused some years back of three counts of molesting his own daughter but was acquitted.
In Philadelphia last Sunday, a group of 20-year-olds were preparing to film a rap music video. A man opened fire, killing a 21-year-old on the scene and injuring five more. It was the second mass shooting within a few blocks in Elmwood in six weeks. On Father’s Day, six people — including three teenagers — were shot at a graduation party at a nearby playground.
In a Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood last Saturday, one person was killed and 11 others injured when gunfire erupted at an “Old Timers Day” celebration. The shooting may have been a drunken dust-up between gangbangers. The dead man was a Bloods gang member who had been involved in two other shootings and was on parole for gun possession; however, no gun was found near his body.
Just days after a woman urinated on potatoes at a Walmart in Pennsylvania, a teen urinated on a Walmart shelf in Texas.
Personal details of 106 million people across US and Canada were stolen in a hack targeting Capital One. Data included names, addresses and phone numbers of people who applied for its products.
An internal investigation of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) alleges inappropriate sexual acts, nepotism, reprisals, discrimination and other abuses of authority by senior officials. The US halted all funding to the agency in 2018, calling it an “irredeemably flawed operation.”
Apostasy and Doctrines of Demons
Occult practices go on at Bohemian Grove, and Wikileaks provided an updated 2018 list of the attendees. You may be surprised at some of the names. Bohemian Club is private men’s club based in San Francisco whose membership hosts some of the most powerful and influential men in the world. US presidents, politicians, and powerful businessmen are some of the famed members of the club; and once a year they participate in a bizarre, occult ritual at their Monte Rio campground, where only active members and their guests may attend.
See a list of LGBTQ affirming churches at this link. There are pastors, musicians and celebrities who claim to be Christian who have come out as gay or support the LGBTQ agenda.
A former pastor, Joshua Harris, author of the best-selling book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, announced he’s no longer Christian, and apologized to the LGBT+ community for not supporting same-sex marriage and affirming their place in the church. This comes a week after he announced he and his wife were separating after 20 years of marriage.
The Village Church, a Baptist megachurch in Dallas, Texas, is being sued for mishandling/covering up a child sexual abuse case involving one of its associate children’s ministers, Matthew Tonne. Tonne is accused of sexually abusing a child at the church’s summer camp.
Creation Fest 2019 takes place from July 28 to August 13 in the UK. Brian Brodersen, head of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, heads this up. Each year’s event has brought more and closer ecumenical involvement with apostate churches.
Catholic Church Protecting Pedophiles: An AP investigation exposed Opus Bono, rapid-response team for accused pedophiles. When a serial pedophile was sent to jail for abusing dozens of minors, Opus Bono was there with regular visits and cash. When a priest admitted sexually assaulting boys, Opus Bono raised funds for his defense. When another priest was charged with abusing a teen, Opus Bono later made him a legal adviser.
While powerful clerics have publicly pledged to hold the church accountable for crimes of its clergy and help survivors heal, some arranged meetings, offered blessings or quietly sent checks to this organization that provided support to alleged abusers. Though Catholic leaders deny the church has any official relationship with the group, Opus Bono successfully forged networks reaching all the way to the Vatican. A co-founder of Opus Bono, a priest, was abruptly removed from ministry earlier this month after the AP began asking about an allegation that he had sexually abused a child decades ago.
The Jesuit publication in the US, America Magazine, published an article titled “The Catholic Case for Communism” in which it defends Marxism.
A nationwide poll has revealed that 89% of 16- to 29-year-old Britons believe that their lives have no meaning or purpose. Young people are not the only demographic to be expressing a profound level of negativity about their existence. In 2017, a survey found that 73% of older people feel lonely, with 49% of those saying they’ve felt like that for years. Here’s your answer: Only 38% profess a Christian faith, half are atheists, and the false ideology of Islam is on the rise. Evolution rather than Creation by God is taught in schools, and abortion shows they grow up showing no value for human life. A Norwegian company called No Isolation aims to “fight loneliness” using robots.
The pharmaceutical industry was quick to resist President Trump’s move toward importing medicines from Canada as a way to bring cheaper prescription drugs to Americans.
The American Center for Law and Justice has obtained actual copies of the immunity agreements pertaining to Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson in the Hillary email scandal. This was a stunning litigation win, hard-fought after years of litigation…due to a lack of cooperation by the government. The information reveals that the Obama FBI and DOJ worked with Hillary Clinton in the destruction of evidence pertinent to her case. They participate in the coverup.
The Democrat politicians are determined to continue their corrupt takedown agenda. They’re trying to shut up William Barr to stop the investigation into their lawlessness. They’ve even resort to eating their own in their derangement. From Zero Hedge: “They’re suffering an identity crisis that includes a total lack of purpose as well as character. Aside from their collective fits of rage against Donald Trump – who they understand can only be defeated by impeachment or alien abduction – the Democrats lack a unifying rallying cry…
Meanwhile, the freshmen brat pack that has infiltrated the Democrat ranks in the persons of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib has pushed the political goalposts so far left that party moderates find themselves living in a different time zone. And when they aren’t busy rewriting the rule book in the middle of the action, they are attacking high-ranking members of their own party.”
Read the 7 most ridiculous proposals by Democrat contenders for president at this link.
Deliberately Dividing the So-Called “Races” to Destabilize the Nation
This Democrat Leftist agenda is getting more insane by the day. Democrats of every skin tone from white to black need to stop buying into this. We are all one race – the human race. This “race” issue is just one of the Left’s tactics to take down this nation. I so dislike having to keep addressing this issue, but it just keeps getting worse.
Oprah Winfrey’s spiritual advisor Marianne Williamson, who is a Democrat running for president, led a prayer apologizing for being white. She’s proposing 200 to 500 billion dollars reparations for slavery, saying the deal will heal racial pain. Not to be left out, Bernie Sanders supports federal funding to study the financial implications of slavery on black people.
These Democrats fail to mention that many men died in the Civil War to end slavery. And they fail to mention the welfare system that has been handing out money for many decades. They keep the Democrat votes while keeping people of color enslaved to the government. It has had a terrible effect on blacks and all of society.
Back to Williamson, she says the president is bringing in dark forces. In reality, she’s the one bringing in dark forces. This New Age guru made her career proselytizing A Course In Miracles, a 1976 book written by Columbia University psychologist Helen Schucman, who believed the text had been dictated to her word-for-word by a spirit claiming to be Jesus Christ. The book contradicts virtually every teaching of Christianity, including the divinity of Christ, the fall of man, and the reliability of Scripture.
Socialist Bernie Sanders is using the leftist tactic of projection and that old tired word, accusing Netanyahu’s government of being racist, saying they don’t treat “Palestinian” people with the dignity and respect they deserve. The reality is that Israelis aren’t being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. And there have been Israeli Arab members of the Knesset since the very first Knesset elections in 1949; currently there are 12 in the Knesset. We really have to wonder just how much these liberal left politicians and media are being paid (by the globalist elites who pull the strings) to promote their agenda. But the real power behind it all is Satan.
The Democrat politicians are having a scream-fest over President Trump tweeting about Elijah Cummings’ district in Baltimore as being rat-infested. They’re calling him racist; yet Orkin Pest Control describes Baltimore as one of the US’ most rat-infested cities. Cummings makes false accusations about conditions at the border being unsanitary. But Trump is not supposed to call him out for his hypocrisy because Cummings is black.
Rat tunneling caused a section of road to collapse. Animal Planet reported that “Baltimore’s rat problem is bad enough that at one point, rats tunneled so intensely beneath a particular area of road that when garbage collectors drove over it, their truck sunk up to its axles. Rats in the vicinity took advantage and swarmed the truck, gorging on garbage inside.” The network listed Baltimore number 3 on the “Top 10 Worst Rat Cities in the World.”
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (who is black) commented on the city’s rodent issue during a 2018 tour of Elijah Cummings’ district, remarking, “What the h_!! – we should just take all this s#__ down. Whoa, you can smell the rats.” So, are Orkin, Animal Planet and the black mayor racist too? And what about the video where Elijah Cummings himself called Baltimore drug-infested? Interestingly, Cummings turned down Ben Carson’s invitation to tour the area with him.
Leftists like so-called celebrity Joy Behar say it’s impossible for blacks to be racist since they’re a minority. This makes no sense at all. Anyone can be a racist. How about the video out there where you can hear Al Sharpton calling white people “crackers” and calling police “pigs.” And let’s not even get started on the hate-filled spewing of Louis Farrakhan who has actually called for killing of white people.
Stop this madness. Please!
In Ohio, in Garfield Heights of all names, 79-year-old Nancy Segula was sentenced to ten days in jail for taking pity on stray cats and feeding them since neighbors abandoned when they moved. Some obviously uncaring neighbors kept calling the animal warden because Nancy was feeding them. After four citations, she was sentenced to jail since it’s illegal to feed stray cats there. Just for the record, many people in Garfield Heights are liberals. Guess they’re not as caring as they claim to be. And why don’t they go after the neighbors who abandoned their cats?
Hatred of the Jews and Israel aka Hatred of God
Canada’s Federal Court ruled that Israeli wines produced in West Bank settlements can no longer be labeled “Made in Israel.”
Hatred of Christians aka Hatred of God
This week the Washington Examiner reported that Pastor Andrew Brunson said he was “astounded at the speed with which the U.S. is imploding” and that he predicts persecution of Christians will follow.
Brunson is the evangelical missionary to Turkey who spent two years in a Turkish prison falsely accused of being part of a failed coup attempt against Erdogan.
Marxism-Socialism-Communism: They’re Godless
From American Thinker: Seventy-five years ago, our greatest generation stormed the beaches of Normandy to pound the fetid bile out of socialism. This generation has been disrespecting that sacrifice with a politically, historically, and philosophically lazy narcissism. We’ve allowed our constitutional republic to slip perilously close to the rocky cliffs of socialism. Socialism is a horrific political cancer – and we have it. The symptoms are appearing everywhere. If we don’t wake up soon, surely history will look back and deem us “The Stupidest Generation.”
Over 7,000 people have died in Venezuelan prisons since the socialist regime seized power in 1999. Some of the harshest conditions and human rights abuses are reserved for political prisoners, whose numbers have skyrocketed in recent years as the Maduro regime steps up its repression of opposition activists and politicians. Numerous witnesses have testified to widespread torture and humiliation. The Maduro dictatorship is stepping up the operations of “death squads” aimed at eliminating all opposition to the socialist regime.
5,800 “fake families” have been discovered trying to enter the U.S. illegally this year. There is no doubt many more. How is that? Because of the situation border patrol and ICE are faced with – our laws and facilities overflowing – many who claim to be family are being released without thorough vetting. US authorities “do not have the time to determine” (through DNA) if migrant children are with their parents or human traffickers before they have to release them by law. You can read the rest of the report here.
In San Antonio, Texas, a 9-year-old boy brought to the US from Mexico was rescued from human traffickers who were trying to sell him. Three people have arrested in the scheme: Manuel Monsivais, Nery Uriostegui Dominguez, and Elida Kassandra Moreno.
Illegal Gregorio Neri-Basilio, age 36, who had been convicted of 3 counts of child molestation, was caught returning to the US again after having been deported.
U.S. Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Ariz. arrested illegal Pedro Nolasco Garcia, a previously deported Guatemalan sex offender who was caught entering the US again.
Federal law enforcement is expected to encounter 1.1 million people trying to cross illegally by the end of the fiscal year Sept. 30, despite Mexico’s assistance. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson forecast the 1.1 million figure based off the number of people arrested for illegally entering between border crossings and those who presented at ports of entry but were deemed ineligible for admittance.
Demonic Depopulation Agendas
The insane Green New Deal proposed by the poster child of the Democrat Party would cost at least 250 thousand dollars per family in the first five years alone, not to mention the fact that it would cause death on a massive scale. But the UN Sustainability Agenda will do the same.
In India, authorities are investigating whether illegal abortions and illicit sex-selection methods led to a lack of female births over the last three months in 132 villages. Authorities suspect selective killing.
Climate Change Agenda: Ruse for One-World Government Control
Students at three evangelical colleges were used as guinea pigs several years ago to see if a scientist who is also an evangelical Christian could persuade the schools’ devout students that climate change was a man-made catastrophe requiring urgent action. She was able to convince aka brainwash them.
The dramatic advances in satellite imaging technology in the last 10 years have privacy advocates worried about 24-hour surveillance.
DARPA and the Pentagon are conducting high-altitude spy tests using mass surveillance balloons over 6 Midwest states, capable of wide-area tracking of everything that moves on the ground.
In France, the social justice group SOS Racisme has been using hidden cameras to test private French Riviera beaches for signs of “discrimination.”
Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that reads your mind. Big tech firms are trying to read people’s thoughts, and no one’s ready for the consequences.
Demonic Delusion or Manmade?
After decades of denials, the US Navy suddenly reversed its position and is allowing Navy pilots to speak up about what they say they see in the skies. Recently, New York Times reported that Navy pilots said they saw “strange objects” with “no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes” flying at hypersonic speeds at an elevation of 30,000 feet along the East Coast, and three senators were briefed from the Pentagon on the encounters. Rep. Mark Walker, R-NC, was interviewed and asked what is the most plausible theory. He said, “We don’t know for sure. The question that we’re wanting to get to is, is this something that’s a defense mechanism from another country?”
In the Islamic World Takeover Agenda, There are No “Friends”
One of the most troubling aspects of the recent gang-rape and murder of a 60-year-old Christian teacher in Syria was reported on Arabic media as follows (in translation):
“Her rapists and murderers are from the [jihadi] organization, al-Nusra. Some of them are foreigners but others are from the area. In other words, those who raped and stoned her are themselves from among her former students and neighbors, whom she taught Arabic in school over the course of 30 years…. Surely, she never dreamt to see such depraved savagery in the eyes of her former students…. Nonetheless, they preyed on her like wild beasts—even though wild beasts do not rape their mothers.” (emphasis added).
Such is the third category of Muslims that lurks between “moderates” and “radicals”: “sleepers”—Muslims who appear “moderate” but who turn “radical” once circumstances become favorable. For instance, after the Islamic State (“ISIS”) entered the Syrian city of Hassakè, prompting a mass exodus of Christians, many otherwise “normal” Muslims joined ranks with ISIS, instantly turning on their longtime Christian neighbors.
ISIS is threatening to launch new attacks in San Francisco, New York, and London. Its social media channel messages call for adherents of Islam to “kill them all; slit their throats, watch them die.”
In the German city of Stuttgart, a man was hacked to death with a sword by a Syrian migrant in the middle of the street in broad daylight. The attack took place on Wednesday in front of dozens of witnesses and was filmed by passers-by on mobile phones. One paper reported that the two knew each other and were roommates.
Another shocking act of migrant violence took place on Monday in Germany in which an 8-year-old child was killed. An Eritrean migrant attempted to push three people under a moving express train. An elderly woman who fell on the platform received light injuries, but a mother and her 8-year-old son fell onto the tracks, killing the child instantly. The migrant allegedly responsible for the attack had previously been hailed as an example of successful migrant integration into European society.
Israeli IDF forces found a pipe bomb near Joseph’s Tomb during preparations before arrival of 1,200 Jewish worshippers. The bomb was neutralized. As worshippers entered the tomb, Muslim rioters burned tires and threw stones at IDF forces. The soldiers responded with riot dispersal means.
Wars and Rumor of Wars
Michael Snyder reports on 3 major developments that could easily lead to global war: Heightening between Israel and Iran; China threatening Hong Kong; and North Korea now having fired two more missiles just days after firing two. North Korea is upset over joint military drills that the U.S. and South Korea will soon be conducting.
Israel is said to now be hitting Iranian sites in Iraq, expanding its strikes on missile shipments. IAF F-35 jets are said to be behind two strikes on Iran-linked targets near Baghdad in the past 10 days.
In Israel on Wednesday night, two Israeli soldiers were lightly wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a terrorist at the Gaza border. The terrorist in a Hamas uniform had managed to sneak inside the border armed with grenades and exploded one of the grenades before being killed.
Iran says it has enriched 24 metric tons of uranium since the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. If confirmed, this would suggest that Iran has produced far more enriched uranium than was previously known and that it has exceeded the deal’s limit many times over. Iran also said it’s moving to restart activity at the heavy water nuclear reactor at the Arak facility.
In Yemen, at least 32 people have been killed in an attack by Islam’s rebel Houthi movement on a military parade. The parade was targeted by missiles and an armed drone. Earlier, 10 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a police station. The war in Yemen has been ongoing since 2015 between two Islamic factions.
Kings of the East
China and Russia are cozying up ever closer as they find a common enemy in Washington. However, China’s gross domestic product is roughly eight times larger than Russia’s, and its population is 10 times larger. Russia is said to be nervous about the possibility of Central Asia falling under China’s sway.
The “Peace” Plan
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said the Trump administration’s peace plan seeks “Palestinian autonomy” and self-governance, but stopped short of endorsing the establishment of a “Palestinian” state.
An opinion piece in Ynet News suggests that changing circumstances might help the “peace” deal along. Iran has assumed the role of enemy for most of the Arab world. This has made Israel a strategic ally. The “Palestinian” position is being criticized more and more in the Arab world. Ynet also mentioned the above comment from David Friedman as encouraging towards a “solution.”
IT’S TIME TO STAY AWAKE!
From Britt Gillette’s article “End Times Complacency Spreading Through the Church”
All the signs Jesus and the prophets said to look for are present right now. For almost 2,000 years, no Christian could say that. Our generation is an eyewitness to signs previous Christians could only dream about. If the signs are telling us the Tribulation and the Second Coming are near, then it means the rapture is even closer. Don’t fall asleep, and don’t let anyone around you fall asleep. It’s never been more important to stay awake. Jesus is coming! Read the rest of the article that includes the signs at this link.
“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6).