Revelation 17:16, “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.”
The Great Harlot has nurtured the Beast, a Beast that is now within the throes of a battle plan to soon bite the hand that fed it. With Iran sitting not so idly by, don’t be surprised if the Ayatollahs and those allied with them soon decide to act upon the opportunity to devour themselves a delicious meal …
Egyptian-born Zawahri, who took over the leadership of Al Qaeda after Saudi arch-terrorist Osama Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by US forces last year, invoked the ‘Arab Spring’ in his call.
‘Muslim brothers in the land of the holy mosques, a year has passed since the uprising of the Arab people against their rulers…my dear brothers why do you still accept to be ruled by the Al Saud family,’ Zawahiri said in a video posted on an Islamist website.
‘They are one of the worst corrupt governments who steal your money,’ he said. ‘Why don’t you rise up [against the Al Sauds] as you are the companions of the Prophet?’
Saudi Arabia has confronted its own Arab Spring with a combination of carrot and stick – occasional live fire to decisively end demonstrations and a big public spending package.
While the world’s largest oil exporter has largely succeeded in riding out the storm, its eastern province – which has a large Shiite population – has seen sporadic demonstrations since March last year.” Read more.
Flashback: A Match Made In Allah’s Valhalla: Sunni Al Qaeda’s Big Fat Shiite Iranian Wedding – “Last week, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper described the relationship between Iran and al Qaeda as a ‘longstanding … marriage.’ But you had to listen carefully to hear him say that. ‘Iran has harbored al Qaeda leaders, facilitators,’ Clapper told a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. They have been ‘under house arrest conditions. [Iran’s rulers] have had this sort of standoff arrangement with al Qaeda, allowing [al-Qaeda] to exist [inside Iran], but not to foment any operations directly from Iran, because they’re very sensitive about, ‘Hey, we might come after them there as well.’… So there has been this longstanding, as I say, kind of, shotgun marriage, or marriage of convenience. I think, probably, the Iranians may think that they might use, perhaps, al Qaeda in the future as a surrogate or proxy.’” Read more.
Flashback: Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei Calls for World’s Muslim Nations to Form an International Islamic Power Bloc - “Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the world’s Muslim nations to form an international Islamic power bloc. Referring to the popular uprisings in the Arab world and the recent anti-capitalism movement across the world in his message to Hajj Pilgrims in 2011, Ayatollah Khamenei called on the Muslim world to ‘make the most of this opportunity for the formation of an international Islamic power-bloc.’ Ayatollah Khamenei said such global developments ‘can change the destiny of the Islamic Ummah (nation)’ and herald ‘a bright future accompanied with dignity and progress.’” Read more.
Matthew 24:26-27, “‘Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; [or] ‘Look, [He is] in the inner rooms!’ do not believe [it]. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.’”
Joel Richardson: “The following picture was sent to me from a friend in Iran. It is of a small billboard set up in various cities throughout Iran by the present Iranian government. The caption reads,
“Quote from our Holy prophet, His Holiness Mohammad (God Bless Him): ‘I swear to God, for sure, Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) shall descend amidst my followers, the leader of [the] people on that day shall be his holiness (sic) [the] Mahdi. (May God expedite his revelation).’”
Try to imagine if the present United States government placed billboards across the nation informing and encouraging people with the message that Jesus will return soon. The concept is so utterly foreign to us. Please pray for the Church in Iran. Pray that the revival in Iran would only continue to grow and bear great fruit. And do not forget to pray that war with Iran can be averted.” Source – Joels Trumpet.
Pilot On Approach To Philadelphia International Airport Reports Blast Outside Plane, Woman On Flight From Paris Claims To Have Bomb
Two strange incidents today in the air …
“PHILADELPHIA INT’L AIRPORT – May 22, 2012 — A runway at Philadelphia International Airport was briefly closed on Tuesday afternoon after a pilot on approach reportedly saw a smoke trail and felt a blast.
The FAA tells Action News that U.S. Airways Flight 4321 from Elmira-Corning Regional Airport was on final approach when the pilot saw something coming from the ground with a smoke trail.
The pilot said something seemed to detonate off the right side of the plane, but didn’t hit the plane.
The plane was about one-and-a-half miles from landing and 500 feet in the air.
Runway 17 was closed from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
The FAA is investigating.” Source – ABC News.
Plane from Paris diverted after passenger claims to have a ‘surgically-implanted device’ – “A US Airways jet flying from Paris to North Carolina was diverted after a French woman handed a flight attendant a note stating she had a surgically-implanted device, according to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R-NY). The Charlotte-bound jet landed in Maine after the incident, which an airline spokesman calls a ‘security issue.’ King said the woman, who was arrested, had no scars. Sources told Fox News investigators believe the ‘passenger never posed a threat.’ The passenger, who is originally from Cameroon, had no checked baggage and was planning to stay in the U.S. for 10 days, sources told Fox News. The incident came just weeks after CIA thwarted the new underwear plot and just weeks after more reports surfaced over concerns that terrorists could hide bombs inside their bodies.” Read more.
Tunisia: Radical Islamists Hold Anti-Semitic March In Central Tunisia, ‘Jews, Jews, The Army Of Mohammed Is Back’
AFP – “KAIROUAN (AFP/EJP)—Thousands of Salafist Muslims marched on Kairouan in Central Tunisia, as part of the extremist Islamic movement’s annual assembly. The exclusively male attendees, many of whom were dressed in Afghan military uniform or waving Salafist black flags, marched through the city and raised a banner over the minaret of its mosque, the oldest in Africa.
The demonstration comes in the wake of the rejuvenated Jewish annual pilgrimage to the Tunisian island of Djerba, the continuation of which was in doubt after Israel’s National Security Council expressed fears the country’s activists were planning attacks on Israeli or Jewish targets…
Organisers of the Salafist assembly had instructed marchers to remain ‘calm’ and not to talk to reporters. Many participants however defied their request not to chant slogans, reciting ‘We are all the children of Osama (bin Laden)’ and ‘Jews, Jews, the army of Mohammed is back’.
The Salafist movement has risen to prominence since its launch in April 2011, following the popular protests that forced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to flee Tunisia after 23 years in power, and which constituted the start of the Arab Spring across the Muslim world.
The revolution brought moderate Islamists to power to replace the former secular administration, but also led to the rise of extremist groups advocating the adoption of fundamentalist shariah law.
The leader of the outlawed Hizb Ettahrir party, Ridha Bel Haj told the crowd he was hopeful because of the number of participants in the country’s second annual assembly:
‘The revolution was made so that sharia could be applied’, he said…
Not all observers were willing or welcome participants, however. A group of tourists were seen leaving in disgust, while a crowd of women gathered nearby expressed their horror at the demonstration:
‘Frankly, my first reaction in seeing them was fear,’ said one of them. ‘I don’t know if they bring luck or misfortune to Tunisia, but I’m afraid of a second, religious revolution.’” Read more.
Flashback: ‘A New Cycle of Civilization’: Tunisia’s Islamists Hail Arrival of the ‘Sixth Caliphate’ – “The Islamist politician likely to become Tunisia’s first democratically elected prime minister has alarmed liberals and secularists by claiming the arrival of the ‘sixth caliphate’, a controversial term for a Muslim empire. Hamadi Jebeli, secretary-general of Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party which romped to victory in last month’s elections, told a rally in the city of Sousse: ‘My brothers, you are at a historic moment in a new cycle of civilisation, God willing. We are in sixth caliphate…” Read more.
‘Because of worsening food shortages this year there were reports of people starving to death even in South and North Hwanghae provinces,’ a Daily NK reporter told AFP, referring to the country’s agricultural heartland.
Six people — children or the elderly — died in just one village in Shingye county after the authorities released an emergency supply of only one or two kilograms (2.2-4.4 pounds) of corn to each household, the paper said.
It quoted another source as saying that about 10 people had died of starvation on each collective farm in and around the coastal city of Haeju by April, following shortages in late winter.
Good Friends, a Seoul-based aid group, also said on its website that starvation continued to claim victims throughout South Hwanghae. At Hwanghae Steelworks some workers had died because food rations stopped, it said.
The South’s unification ministry, which handles cross-border affairs, said it had no information.” Read more.