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U.S. Senator Mccain, in Cairo, Says Egypt Near ‘All - Out Bloodshed’
Aug 7th, 2013
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Categories: Today's Headlines;Contemporary Issues


Unrest in Egypt could turn into “all-out bloodshed” in coming days if efforts to find a political solution fail, U.S. Senator John McCain warned on Tuesday during a visit to Cairo.

“Oh my God, I didn’t know it was this bad. These folks are just days or weeks away from all-out bloodshed,” McCain said during an interview in Cairo with “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.”

McCain and fellow Republican Senator Lindsey Graham met with Egypt’s new rulers as reports said the country’s military-installed government could soon announce that foreign efforts to mediate a peaceful end to the country’s political crisis were collapsing.

An Egyptian army takeover of the country on July 3 has led to violent confrontations between military forces and backers of overthrown President Mohamed Mursi.

During the CBS News interview, McCain, who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. president in 2008, said: “There is only one way to bring about a peaceful Egypt and that is the process of negotiation and reconciliation between the major players.”

Sun will Flip Its Magnetic Field Soon
Aug 7th, 2013
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Categories: Today's Headlines;Contemporary Issues


The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, NASA says.

In an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, according new observations by NASA-supported observatories.

The flipping of the sun’s magnetic field marks the peak of the star’s 11-year solar cycle and the halfway point in the sun’s “solar maximum” — the peak of its solar weather cycle. NASA released a new video describing the sun’s magnetic flip on Monday (Aug. 5).

“It looks like we’re no more than three to four months away from a complete field reversal,” Todd Hoeksema, the director of Stanford University’s Wilcox Solar Observatory, said in a statement. “This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system.”

As the field shifts, the “current sheet” — a surface that radiates billions of kilometers outward from the sun’s equator — becomes very wavy, NASA officials said. Earth orbits the sun, dipping in and out of the waves of the current sheet. The transition from a wave to a dip can create stormy space weather around Earth, NASA officials said.

Let the Headlines Speak
Aug 7th, 2013
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From the Internet
Categories: Today's Headlines;Contemporary Issues

Report: State funds groups that advocate building Third Temple
“The Institute is dedicated to every aspect of the Biblical commandment to build the Holy Temple of G-d on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem,” the group’s website reads. “Our short-term goal is to rekindle the flame of the Holy Temple in the hearts of mankind through education. Our long-term goal is to do all in our limited power to bring about the building of the Holy Temple in our time.”  

Reports: US files first charges in Benghazi attack
The officials confirmed that a sealed complaint was filed in US District Court in Washington against an unspecified number of individuals in the September 2012 attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. One official said those charged included Ahmed Abu Khattala, the head of a Libyan militia. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss a sealed indictment.  

EU, Israel headed for showdown over settlement rules
Despite heavy criticism from Israel, the European Union will not cancel, modify or delay the implementation of recently published guidelines that block EU funding from Israeli institutions located beyond the Green Line, a top EU official said this week.  

63% of Israeli Jews oppose major West Bank pullout, poll finds
Israeli Jews would oppose a peace agreement with the Palestinians if it included a full West Bank pullout with land swaps to let Israel retain major settlement population centers, according to a new poll that appears to contradict the conclusions of other recent surveys.  

Russian scientists: Earth can expect a new ice agel
“Everything on Earth is cyclical — a warm period is followed by a cold one, and vice versa. We are currently in a warm period. However, unlike past periods, it is advancing too quickly. Over the last 100 years, we have seen a drastic migration of animals and plants to the North.” Thus every year, trees are rising by about 1.5 feet toward the peaks of the northern mountains, and they are encroaching on the tundra.  

Japan warship: Biggest since World War II
A new Japan warship was revealed that is the largest for the country since World War II. The 820-foot helicopter carrier is to be used for national defense measures. According to United Press International on August 6, 2013, it will also allow them to better support relief efforts in the case of emergencies like the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Izumo, which had been under construction since 2009, was introduced this week as Japan and China continue a dispute over several islands located between southern Japan and Taiwan."  

Fort Hood trial turns bizarre as shooter grills witnesses
He said Hasan then jumped up and ordered the one civilian in the room to leave before shouting, “Allahu akbar” and opening fire. Panic set in among the soldiers, who crowded toward a rear door, which was jammed. Lunsford said he sprinted for the door at one point while Hasan was shooting, then turned around to see the gunman’s laser sight pointing at him before being shot in the head.  

Moderate earthquake strikes south of Mexico City, shaking buildings
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and struck at 3:17 p.m. local time Tuesday (2019 GMT) about 500 kilometers (310 miles) south of the capital. The epicenter was 8 kilometers (5 miles) northwest of the town of Xochistlahuaca in Guerrero state. It had a depth of 30 kilometers (18 miles).  

US Embassy Closings Expose Barack Obama’s Lies About Al-Qaeda & Benghazi
How is it that Al Qaeda, the group that Barack Obama stated many times during his re-election campaign were on the run and nearly wiped out, have now, just some 12 months or so later, bloomed into a huge threat that is not isolated but now encompasses nearly the entire Middle East? Obama did state that Al Qaeda was on “a path to defeat” just this past May, and yet it seems they are now powerful enough to cause the closing of scores of U.S. facilities in the very places Obama had stated they were on the run in! Just how can that be? Could that be because Obama is weak?  

George Soros-funded Foundations Contribute to Anti-Israel Groups
The report by NGO Monitor tracks the finances of the Open Society Foundations (OSF), which are headquartered in New York City and provide grants to numerous domestic and international programs—including several in the Middle East. OSF’s global network spent almost $910 million in 2012. Several of the OFS-sponsored groups support boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaigns against Israel, equate Israel’s settlements in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with South Africa’s former apartheid regime, and in some cases deny Israel’s right to exist.  

Earthquake rattles Greek capital; no injuries, damage reported
ATHENS, Greece - An earthquake which the US Geological Survey says had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has rattled central Greece and was felt in the country's capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries.  

Obama’s Congress Opens With Muslim Imam’s Prayer To Allah
One nation under Allah. On July 31, 2013, Imam Talib Shareef of Masjid Muhammad in Washington, D.C., opened a session of the United States Congress with a prayer on Capitol Hill. This is the America that Obama has been working so hard to create.  

Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought, government joins clean-up
Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The admission indicates that two and a half years after the plant was hit by a huge earthquake and tsunami, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), which only recently admitted water had leaked at all, has yet come to grips with the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.  

What caused a giant sinkhole in a Kansas pasture?
“Man had nothing to do with this. This is a God thing,” said Larry Townsend, Wallace County Sheriff. “There’s no oil well around here. There are no irrigation wells anywhere near. This is something that just happened.”  

Bird flu strain in China 'passed between humans'
Researchers have reported the first case of human-to-human transmission of the new strain of bird flu that has emerged in China. The British Medical Journal said a 32-year-old woman was infected after caring for her father. Both later died. Until now there had been no evidence of anyone catching the H7N9 virus other than after direct contact with birds.  

Obama urges 'wind down' of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
US President Barack Obama has urged a revamp of the housing market that would "wind down" government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Speaking in Arizona, Mr Obama said action was needed to ensure that the rebounding US property market does not simply "re-inflate the housing bubble". He wants to replace the two lenders with a system leaving the onus of loan risk primarily on the private sector.  

The Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip
Something big is about to happen on the sun. According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun's vast magnetic field is about to flip. "It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal," says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. "This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system."  

Disturbing report alleges killings of 450 Kurds in Syria
According to Iranian TV channel Al-Alam, militants from the Jabhat al-Nusra Front attacked the town of Tal Abyad on Monday, killing 120 children and 330 women and elderly near the Turkish border.  

Republicans open pre-emptive strikes on Clinton, undecided yet formidable in 2016
The most recent effort came Monday when the Republican National Committee threatened to boycott any presidential primary debates with CNN and NBC unless the networks pull their upcoming TV specials on Clinton's life.  

Raising More Benghazigate Questions
Jake Tapper peeked recently into that dark room wherein the Obama Administration and its allies in the MSM have consigned the Benghazigate Scandal. Tapper's was the first and only major report to appear in the MSM, and CNN will air a special on Benghazigate tonight at 10:00 PM EDT. It should be a "must watch" for anyone interested in understanding the event, its genesis, and its consequences. The MSM (except in a blog here) has not touched Tapper's report, and the special may serve as a second prod to get its members off their collective duffs. One little fact Tapper's in piece is being said to have been unreported earlier other than in alternative media: that a total of seven persons were injured in the attacks.  

Syrian army kills 62 rebels east of Damascus
Sixty-two rebel fighters were killed in a Syrian army ambush at dawn on Wednesday near the town of Adra, east of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, said.  

California seeks to move inmates to private prisons
California officials say they will seek to move thousands of inmates to private prisons in a last-ditch attempt to avoid releasing violent offenders to ease prison crowding. Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard told The Associated Press on Monday that the state will take the step after the U.S. Supreme Court last week refused to delay a lower court order requiring California to free nearly 10,000 inmates.  

Ted Koppel: America's Chronic Overreaction to Terrorism
June 28, 2014, will mark the 100th anniversary of what is arguably the most eventful terrorist attack in history. That was the day that Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb, shot and killed the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Terrorism, after all, is designed to produce overreaction. It is the means by which the weak induce the powerful to inflict damage upon themselves—and al Qaeda and groups like it are surely counting on that as the centerpiece of their strategy.  

World stocks down, Fed official flags stimulus end
World stock markets fell Wednesday, led by a plunge in Japan's benchmark index, as expectations mounted that the U.S. central bank will begin to phase out its monetary stimulus next month.  

As al-Qaida grows, leaders remain a global threat
Far from being on the brink of collapse, al-Qaida's core leadership remains a potent threat — and one that experts say has encouraged the terror network's spread into more countries today than it was operating in immediately after 9/11.  

Is Flying Nude the Only Response to New Al Qaeda ‘clothing Bomb’?
Aug 7th, 2013
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Business Insider
Categories: Today's Headlines;Warning


A new form of bomb-making allows for clothing to be dipped into a liquid which turns the clothing itself into a bomb “once dry,” reports Rhonda Schwartz and James Gordon Meek of ABC.

The tactic, along with “franken-bombs” — improvised explosive devices sewn into the body cavity — has become a concern among the government’s security specialists.

From ABC:

“It’s ingenious,” one of the officials said.

Another senior official said that the tactic would not be detected by current security measures.

The officials said the new technique is believed to have been developed by the Yemen-based al Qaeda affiliate al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), home to notorious alleged bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri. Al-Asiri is suspected of being the mastermind behind several devious explosive devices including the underwear bomb and surgically implanted body bombs.

Claim: Global Cooling, not Warming, is Earth’s Coming Threat
Aug 7th, 2013
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The Washington Examiner
Categories: Today's Headlines;Contemporary Issues

The war between former Vice President Al Gore and his critics over global warming is about to hit the boiling point with a new claim that Sun-influenced climate change is shifting into reverse, with the Earth poised to head into a period of cooling that will end the rise of the oceans.


A global warming critic on Monday announced plans to release new data showing that the threat of rising global sea levels has peaked and that the Sun is entering a “hibernation” period that could bring colder weather.

“Like most major climate events, the past sea level rise was caused by the Sun and had little or nothing to do with mankind’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions,” said John Casey, a former White House and NASA advisor and climate author. “Now that the Sun has entered a state of ‘solar hibernation’ and is cutting back on the energy by which it warms the Earth, a new and potentially dangerous decades-long drop in global temperatures has begun,” he warned.

Casey is the president of the Space and Science Research Corporation and author “Cold Sun,” which predicts the coming cooling period. Because his predictions go against the mainstream, he has been ridiculed by supporters of global warming. Media Matters called him a “scam artist.”

Gore and other global warming proponents believe that pollution from carbon dioxide is causing climate change. Others like Casey believe that the Earth’s weather is simply going through a cyclical period of warmth. President Obama sides with Gore.

Christian Jesus or Muslim Jesus?
Aug 7th, 2013
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Categories: Today's Headlines;Exhortation


Muslims claim to respect Jesus Christ as one of God’s prophets, but the Jesus that Muslims believe and respect is a different Jesus from what The Christian Scriptures (The Bible) reveals. And it is the Jesus of the Christian Scriptures that all men will face on Judgment Day! The Muslims believe that Jesus was just a great and holy man, but not the uniquely divine Son of God who created all life and the universe as the Christian Scriptures teach. Jesus Christ Himself, in the Christian Scriptures, claims to be uniquely divine and the Son of God.

This the Muslims will not accept. The Muslims sincerely believe they are honoring Jesus but they are sincerely wrong as long as they refuse to accept Jesus Christ as the Supreme Lord and Savior. Calling two different persons the same name doesn’t make them the same. The Jesus of the Koran is not the Jesus of the Bible!

The Muslims claim that the Christian Bible has been changed, but all the evidence from hundreds of ancient manuscripts show that the message of the Bible has not been changed but, instead, remarkably and substantively preserved through centuries. The present Christian New Testament revelation of Jesus Christ is completely trustworthy. Muslims believe that God’s original revelation to Jews was perverted and changed, which means Muslims are implying that God was incapable or unwilling to preserve His word.

Unlike the Koran, the Christian Scriptures were written over a span of thousands of years, and numerous ancient manuscripts of both Old and New Testaments show that the Christian Bible we have today is completely reliable, unchanged in any substantive way. God preserved the Judeo-Christian Scriptures remarkably in spite of all that time and human handling of His word.

The New Testament teaches that Jesus Christ was uniquely the Son of God, both completely divine and completely human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died a cruel death on a Roman Cross to pay the full penalty for the sins of men, and who bodily rose from the grave.

The Christian Scriptures teach that no human being can earn or merit salvation no matter how many good works are done, that all our righteousness is filthy rags in God’s infinitely holy sight and falls infinitely short of the perfection in thoughts, words, and deeds that God requires from every life. The Christian Scriptures teach that only through faith in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ can a person be freely forgiven by God of all his sins. The Christian will never be perfect in this life, but God Himself will dwell within the true Christian and cause the Christian to do good works out of genuine love for his God and his fellow man. God can be just in freely forgiving our sins when we come to Christ because His Son Jesus Christ paid the full price of all sins and iniquities

Barring the IDF, Netanyahu’s Last Resort Against Possible Obama Détente With Iran is U.S. Congress
Aug 7th, 2013
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Categories: Today's Headlines;The Nation Of Israel

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at his first news conference Tuesday, Aug. 6, said his government would not discuss his country’s nuclear program with the world powers under pressure. No sooner had he spoken than Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu shot back: The only thing that worked in the past was pressure, so the answer now is increased pressure.

It is an open secret that what Rouhani is after is the lifting of US and European sanctions which are crippling Iran’s economy. He is not altogether unrealistic: Only last February, the Six World Powers made Tehran an offrer to gradually ease sanctions if Iran stopped enriching uranium – even temporarily.
That was before he was elected. Now, Rouhani wants more dramatic concessions on sanctions to prove his worth to the Iranian people and assure them he will be alleviating their economic hardships very soon.

The Obama administration is sharply divided by the debate for and against removing sanctions. Proponents argue that Rouhani, who is perceived in the West as a moderate, should be encouraged because he may be the man to eventually persuade Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to freeze Iran’s nuclear program.

He succeeded once before, in October 2003, when he was Iran’s senior negotiator, they maintain - forgetting that Tehran was then gripped by fear that the US army, which had invaded Iraq in March of that year, would turn on next-door Iran and wipe out its nuclear program.
After a pause of less than a year, when Khamenei and Rouhani saw the US army becoming mired in Iraq and therefore no threat, they switched their nuclear weapons program back on at full power.

Judging from this precedent, Netanyahu advised a visiting delegation of 36 US Members of Congress in Jerusalem not to heed Rouhani’s demand to drop the pressure, i.e. sanctions. Nothing else works, he said.
At the same time, the prime minister, like his American guests, is well aware that pressure in the form of sanctions never slowed Iran’s race for a nuclear bomb, but rather accelerated it.

On Monday, Aug. 5, The Wall Street Journal divulged a fact know for six months to Israeli and US intelligence communities – that in mid-2014, Iran will finish building a heavy water reactor at Arak in northwestern Iran and be able to produce plutonium for nuclear bombs from the reactor’s spent fuel rods, a method used by India, Pakistan and North Korea. Plutonium for bomb-making will therefore be available sooner than enriched uranium.

However, a large surface reactor is an easier target to hit than the underground facilities at Fordo that house Iran's uranium-enrichment facilities.
This was behind the thinking of an unnamed senior Israeli official, when he commented to the media on Tuesday that Israel was capable of attacking the Iranian nuclear program on its own without American back-up – albeit less effectively than an operation by the US or with American operational support. He meant that Israel could destroy key components of Iran’s nuclear program, but not disable it entirely.

debkafile’s military and intelligence sources find in these remarks a growing acceptance in Israel’s political and military officials that President Obama’s reluctance to involve the US in military action in Syria applies equally to Iran. Netanyahu is going to great lengths to present Israel’s case to members of Congress, whom he sees as his last resort for winning Obama around. He figures that even if the US President is resolved to go easy with Rouhani and lift sanctions, Congress will block him.
This is of course no more than a holding tactic and therefore susceptible to compromise at some point.

Its weakness lies in the fact that not only is Obama balking at military options, so too is Netanyahu. The Iranians, including their new president Rouhani, who monitor every twitch of every US and Israeli political and military muscle, will understand that for now, they can keep going forward with their nuclear plans without fear of interference.

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