Archive for 01/20/2012

Florida Congressman Allen West Discusses Israel, Iran, and Why He Believes We’re On the Precipice of World War III (Video)

01/20/2012 1 comment

I hope that whoever clinches the GOP nomination picks Allen West for VP …

Host: “If Israel has to take that next step, which may be coming soon … what happens with the Islamic population of the Middle East and their, perhaps, going against Israel and what’s the reaction of Russia and China? Are we heading towards a World War III?”

Rep. West: “Well, I think that you’re on the precipice of that. There’s no doubt about it. And like I said …”

Host: “So you do believe that we’re on the precipice of a World War III?”

Rep. West: “Oh, Absolutely.  I mean, when you look at all the forces that are lining up on one side or the other it’s coming that way.  I mean, China is definitely in an economic war with the United States of America and Western civilization, the Islamic totalitarians are definitely feeling their oats and they’re pushing their agenda even further for that.  I think that Iran is a major player in that. It’s manifested with non-state, non-uniform terrorist activities and you see that occurring. Look at what’s happening in Egypt. You know, you force Hosni Mubarak to step down, much the same as we did not support the Shah of Iran, and look at the bad things that are occurring there.  So I think that right now we need to have a very strong declaration of support to Israel. We need to make sure that we are providing the right material support to Israel, as well as moral support …”

Watch the full 23-minute interview below:

Egypt: Muslims Burn Christian Homes and Shops, Attack Church While Chanting ‘Allah is Greater’ in Rahmaniya-Kebly Village

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By Mary Abdelmassih – “(AINA) — A Muslim mob attacked Copts today in the Upper Egyptian village of Rahmaniya-Kebly, Nag Hammadi, Qena province, destroying and torching their homes, straw huts and shops, while chanting Allahu Akbar. No one was reported killed or injured (video). According to reports, security forces were present but did not intervene and the fire brigade arrived 90 minutes late.

An eye-witness said that a straw hut belonging to a Copt was torched to clear the area for a mosque. There are more than 300 mosques in the village and one church.

According to Coptic residents, the reason behind the violence was the parliamentary elections. The Salafists wanted to prevent Copts, who number more than 50% of the inhabitants (20,000), from voting because they intended to vote for two moderate Muslims and not the Salafi candidates. ‘No Copt from Rahmaniya-Kebly was able to vote today, so the Salafists will win the elections,’ said a witness. Copts were forcefully prevented from voting.

US-based WAY TV, which covered live today’s Rahmaniya attacks, called commander Osama, head of security at Rahmaniya, who said ‘everything was OK’ — despite live pictures on TV of the burning homes. Joseph Nasralla of WAY TV spoke to security and made them aware that the videos of the fires were being broadcast in the U.S. and Middle East, which caused the immediate dispatch of security vehicles. By late evening the violence had stopped.

In another incident today, a large number of Salafis and members of the Muslim Brotherhood entered the Abu Makka church, in Bahteem, Shubra-el-Khayma, Qaliubia province, and informed the congregation that the church has no licence and no one should pray in it. One Muslim said the 1300 square meter church would be suitable for a mosque and a hospital.” Read more.

Worries Grow Over Syria’s Chemical Weapons Arsenal

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By DAVID ROSENBERG – “As the days of Syrian President Bashar Assad increasingly look numbered, concerns are mounting that the regime’s vast stockpile of chemical weapons might fall into the hands of terrorists by accident or by plan.

No one knows the size and quality of the arsenal of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) that the Assad regime has accumulated over the years. Its nuclear aspirations probably ended with a mysterious 2007 attack on a suspected nuclear facility, and experts are divided on whether Syria has biological weapons.

But they are nearly certain that Damascus operates a comprehensive chemical weapons program that encompasses production and delivery capabilities.

Major-General Amir Eshel, the head of the Israeli military’s planning division, was the latest official to express concern about what will happen to Syria’s WMD. He told reporters in Jerusalem this week it was only a matter of time before some of the arsenal makes it was out of government-secured facilities.

‘We are talking about huge stockpiles,’ he said. ‘That’s a major concern because I don’t know who is going to own those the day after. Up till now, what has been transferred to Hezbollah? What will be transferred to Hezbollah? What will be divided between those factions inside Syria?'” Read more.

Flashback: Expert: A Threatened Assad May Attack Israel – “Middle East expert Professor Eyal Zisser warned on Monday against a possible Syrian attack on Israel, if President Bashar Assad feels threatened by the anti-regime protesters. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Zisser said that in the short term there is no reason for particular concern, because a situation which is bad for Assad is good for Israel as this means that the Syrian president is preoccupied with his internal affairs and not with attacking Israel.” Read more.

Flashback: Hezbollah may be receiving weapons of mass destruction from Syria – “French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday that Israel has asked Western countries to stop their diplomatic campaign against the Syrian regime for fear that the weapons of mass destruction of the Syrian regime will fall in the hands of Hezbollah and Hamas. The newspaper said the chief of military intelligence in the Israeli army, Major-General Aviv Kochavi has relayed the Israeli position during his visit to the United Nations headquarters in New York a few weeks ago. According to a French diplomat Kochavi warned that the Syrian arsenal of weapons will be directed at Israel if the regime of Bashar al-Assad falls.” Read more.

Solar Blast Heading Our Way, Be on the Lookout for Brighter-Than-Normal Aural Displays This Weekend

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By Alan Boyle – “The sun has unleashed a blast in Earth’s direction, and that should cause brighter-than-normal auroral displays this weekend. Skywatchers won’t be the only ones monitoring the storm: The folks in charge of power grids and orbiting satellites will also be on guard to make sure the disturbance in the (geomagnetic) force won’t be disruptive.

Word of today’s blast, technically known as a coronal mass ejection or CME, comes via’s Tony Phillips. NASA says the outburst sparked an M3.2-class solar flare, as well as a stream of electrically charged particles that is due to interact with Earth’s magnetic field on Saturday. ‘Viewers can be on the lookout for increased aurora,’ NASA says.

M-class flares are capable of causing brief radio blackouts near the poles as well as minor radiation storms, but it’s unlikely that this one will disrupt communication or power transmission networks. The forecast would be different if it were an X-class storm heading our way. As the sun approaches the peak of its 11-year activity cycle in 2013 or so, we can expect to see more powerful solar outbursts.” Read more.

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