Archive for 03/05/2012

Report: US Intel Believes Israel Has Already Decided to Launch a Pre-Emptive Strike Against Iran and are Worried About a Possible ‘Third World War’

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According to Israel’s News 2, US officials believe that Israel has already made the decision to attack Iran and are worried that this attack will precipitate a “Third World War” in which other Arab states will join the fight against Israel “under pressure from the Arab street” …

Google translation: “U.S. intelligence officials are confident the Israeli leadership has already decided to attack Iran, unless a significant change in the coming weeks or months the Iranian nuclear program. A senior official stressed that the conversation with News 2 there is a dispute between Israel and the United States on the question of ‘day after’, which means the price of attacking Iranian nuclear facilities. Americans warned by various messages, an Israeli attack would cause a regional war and possibly a third world war…

They describe a scenario where an attack will lead to thousands of missiles thousands of deaths. Ben Gurion Airport will be closed and the stock market will collapse, leading to a fatal damage to the economy and this will lead to an arms race in the region such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia.” Source (Hebrew) – News 2.

Flashback: NBC’s Engel ‘Worried’ About ‘Ferociously Anti-Israel’ Arab Street and Concludes ‘This Thing Ends in Jerusalem’ – “A clip from NBC’s interview has now been added below. This clip was uploaded to Youtube by a Muslim poster who states, unequivocally, ‘Yes, insha’Allaah, [Allah willing] just like before, we will get back our Al Quds [Jerusalem].’ The Muslim world longs for the battle of all battles to come as soon as possible …” Read more.

Afghanistan: ‘Revenge’ Suicide Attack Kills Two Civilians at NATO Base Where Qur’ans Were Burned

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“(Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least two civilians Monday after detonating explosives at the gates of the NATO base where copies of the Koran were burned, Afghan officials said.

The bomber targeted a vehicle belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said district governor Kabir Ahmad Rahil, adding there could be foreign casualties, although a NATO spokeswoman said no coalition troops had been harmed in the attack on Bagram airfield.

Four more civilians were wounded in the attack, Rahil said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was ‘revenge’ for the Koran burning, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a text message to media. He added that ‘a number of Americans’ were killed and their tanks destroyed in the attack, although the Islamist group often exaggerate casualties.

Afghanistan’s army chief has said the burning of Korans last month at the NATO base an hour north of Kabul advanced the Taliban’s cause and warned that any repeat of such ‘negligence’ by Western forces could be disastrous.” Read more.

Afghan investigator: US burning of Qurans was intentional – “The burning of copies of the Quran at an American base in Afghanistan was intentional, said a member of the team investigating the incident that triggered widespread and deadly anti-Western protests. ‘We believe it is intentional,’ Maulavi Khaliqdad, a member of the panel established by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur on Monday. ‘If they burnt one or two copies, then we could have said it could have been a mistake. But they took hundreds of such books to burn. Everyone knew those were religious books.'” Read more.

‘Suicide bombings fair response to Koran burnings’ – “Matihullah, 24, had always dreamed of becoming a lawyer. Then news spread that Western soldiers had burned many copies of the Muslim holy book at a NATO base in Afghanistan. He gave up his studies and embarked on a new mission in life — to become a suicide bomber. “Since the desecration and burnings of holy books of the Koran, I have been burning with the desire of revenge. It is running in my blood,” said Matihullah, wearing the traditional white skull cap worn by many Afghans.” Read more.

South Dakota Outlaws the Use of Sharia Law in Court

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Even when attempts are made to ban Sharia Law in the US, terror-linked Islamic supremacist organizations such as CAIR and their supporters — which have now deeply infiltrated society and politics — will never abandon their efforts to change our laws. Expect a new lawsuit to be filed soon against South Dakota by a group of ‘concerned citizens’ playing the victim card …

Daniel 7:25a, “He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws …”

“South Dakota legislators this week overwhelmingly approved a law aimed at preventing Islamic law from creeping into its judicial system – a measure that supporters drafted in an effort to ward off the constitutional challenges threatening similar legislation in other states.

The measure, which is expected to be signed into law in the next two weeks by Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, attempts to avoid legal shoals by barring enforcement of “religious code” by U.S. courts, rather than focusing on foreign laws as other state laws have done.

Nonetheless, civil rights advocates are vowing to challenge the bill, saying it violates the First Amendment. Beyond that, critics say the South Dakota bill and similar legislation in other states unfairly stigmatize Muslims by signaling that their religious beliefs are dangerous to society and may gradually undermine American democracy.

Shariah law is a code of conduct that guides observant Muslims on many matters, including prayer, diet, marriage, business transactions and inheritance. Decisions derived from its codes are incorporated in contracts and wills, which can in turn wind up in American courts, as do contracts and wills based on other religious beliefs.

Supporters of legislation to ban consideration of Islamic law point to what they consider abhorrent and un-American practices — honor killings, limited child custody rights for women, tolerance of domestic abuse and cruel punishments, such as cutting off the hand of a thief — as examples of activities that could be sanctioned if U.S. courts were to consider Shariah law before rendering decisions.” Read more.

Flashback: CAIR promises to fight against legislation that bans implementation of ‘foreign laws’ – “Muslim leaders are saying a piece of legislation proposed by Rep. Dave Agema (R-Grandville) is actually an attack on Islam. In June, Agema proposed legislation that would ban the implementation of foreign laws. While the language of the proposal does not say it directly, it would ban Sharia or Islamic law. Agema told the Detroit News that the law is intended to preserve American laws.” Read more.

Greek Default Looms as Voluntary Debt Deal Looks Set to Fail

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By Louise Armitstead – “Authorities in Athens are ready to enforce the controversial collective action clauses, or CACs, to impose the restructuring deal on all bondholders as the number of voluntary agreements look set to fall short of the required amount.

Credit rating agencies have warned they will declare Athens to be in default if the CACs are triggered which would be a dramatic culmination to a three-year rollercoaster ride for Athens, the eurozone and global markets.

While the markets have been ready for a Greek default for months, the move could leave Greece and its banks barred from funding from the European Central Bank (ECB). On Monday, Standard & Poor’s declared Greece to be in a state of “selective default” which led to the ECB announcing it would no longer accept Greek government bonds as security for new loans.

The rating agency said its decision had been prompted by the threat of the CACs and the actual use of them is likely to tip Greece into actual default. The agency said it regarded the process as a ‘distressed debt restructuring’.

Raoul Ruparel of Open Europe, the London-based think-tank, said: ‘Greece is likely to struggle to reach the targets for a voluntary agreement so the credit rating agencies are almost certainly going to see this as a default.

‘What happens next is unknown territory.'” Read more.

Moody’s downgrades Greek debt to lowest level – “Moody’s Investors Service on Friday cut Greece’s sovereign debt rating to the lowest possible level after a debt restructuring deal that imposes hefty economic losses for private creditors. Moody’s lowered Greece’s local and foreign-currency bond ratings a notch to C from Ca, becoming the third credit rating agency to downgrade the country following the announcement of the swap deal to lighten its debt burden. Moody’s said it did not assign any future outlook to the rating due to the very high likelihood of a default by the Greek government on its bonds.” Read more.

Categories: Man-Made Disasters

Experts: 1-in-8 Chance of a Solar ‘Megastorm’ by 2014, Trillions in Damage, Cities Blacked Out For Up to a Year

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By Martin Robinson and Rob Waugh – “There is a one in eight chance of a solar ‘megastorm’ before 2014, according to a Californian scientist – and other space weather experts agree that Earth is facing a burst of violent activity that will peak within two years.

It’s unknown what effects this could have on our planet – but scientists have analysed the worst recorded solar event in history, 1859’s Carrington Event, and worked out what effects a similar event would have now.

In our connected, satellite-reliant electronic age, the effects would be devastating, they say, as it would disrupt global communications and take out power sources, and could cause up to $2 trillion of damage.

They fear the sun could now be entering a two year ‘hurricane season’ of solar storms, and the star flared violently on Valentine’s Day this year.

‘We live in a cyber cocoon enveloping the Earth. Imagine what the consequences might be,’ Daniel Baker, of the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics told National Geographic when asked about a potential ‘megastorm’.

‘Every time you purchase a gallon of gas with your credit card, that’s a satellite transaction.

‘Imagine large cities without power for a week, a month, or a year. The losses could be $1 to $2 trillion, and the effects could be felt for years.'” Read more.

Spaceweather – Strong Solar Activity – “Solar activity is now high. Big sunspot AR1429, which emerged on March 2nd, is crackling with strong flares. This morning brought the strongest so far–an X1-class eruption on March 5th at 0413 UT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash… The explosion also hurled a bright CME into space. According to analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the CME will probably miss Earth, although it will hit Mercury and Venus. An animated forecast track shows the likely progression of the cloud.” Read more.

Flashback: NASA Scientists: Solar Storms Beginning 2012 Could Be Unprecedented, Create an ‘Avalanche of Blackouts Carried Across Continents’ – “NASA officials said Wednesday that Earth is likely to face a barrage of increasingly common solar storms over the course of 2012 and 2013… An avalanche of blackouts carried across continents by long-distance power lines could last for weeks to months as engineers struggle to repair damaged transformers, NASA officials say. Planes and ships could face problems with GPS, and banking and financial networks might go offline.” Read more.

Categories: Cosmic Craziness

German Media: North Korea May Have Already Tested Nuclear Warheads For Iran

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Maybe this is the reason why Iran almost seems to want, even provoke, an Israeli attack. Germany’s “Weiner Zeitung” released an article today that has, at the very least, confirmed what I’ve already suspected for quite some time (see here and here and here): It has been revealed that Western intelligence agencies are under the belief that North Korea has been conducting nuclear tests — not (only) for itself — but for Iran. But should this really be a surprise to anyone? Iran has a long history of using proxies to do its dirty work, from Hezbollah in Lebanon, to Hamas in Gaza, and even with Al Qaeda, so North Korea is a logical choice. Why this is only being reported now is anyone’s guess, but if confirmed, widespread dissemination of this news would certainly be a game changer that would cause the markets to rightfully fear — and reflect — a certain, if not imminent, all-out war …

Weiner Zeitung (Google translation): “North Korea on Sunday also caused by a German media report caused a sensation. The ‘Welt am Sonntag’ reported, citing Western security circles, some intelligence agencies assumed that the government in Pyongyang had conducted at least one of these tests for Iran.

This would mean that Tehran has been built with North Korean help, and ignited a nuclear warhead. According to the newspaper ‘Welt am Sonntag’, this assumption is based on data from the Organization of the contract for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban. Accordingly, the Swedish nuclear physicist Lars-Erik De Geer is based on data from monitoring stations in South Korea, Japan and Russia believe that North Korea instead of the two secret uranium tests as in two earlier tests in 2006 and 2009 used plutonium. In January, reported the journal ‘Nature’ in advance of de Geer research results.

The longtime director of the Policy Planning Staff in the German Defense Ministry, Hans Rühle, writes in the ‘Welt am Sonntag’ that ‘some of which now go out intelligence that North Korea has actually conducted a nuclear test in 2010, at least for Iran.'” Read more.

Flashback: Hundreds of North Korean Nuclear and Missile Experts Working in More Than 10 Locations Across Iran – “Hundreds of North Korean nuclear and missile experts have been collaborating with their Iranian counterparts in more than 10 locations across the Islamic state, a diplomatic source said Sunday. The revelation lends credence to long-held suspicions that North Korea was helping Iran with a secret nuclear and missile program. It also represents a new security challenge to the international community as it seeks to curb the nuclear ambitions of Pyongyang and Tehran, and thwart trading of nuclear and missile technology. North Korea has long been suspected of being behind nuclear and missile proliferation in Iran, Syria, Myanmar and Pakistan.” Read more.

Flashback: Iran Warns World of Coming Great Event, ‘Islam Will Be Victorious’ – “Amid crippling sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, Iran is continuing to prepare itself for war against the West, and now is warning of a coming great event. ‘In light of the realization of the divine promise by almighty God, the Zionists and the Great Satan (America) will soon be defeated,’ Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, is warning. Khamenei, speaking to hundreds of youths from more than 70 countries attending a world conference on the Arab Spring just days ago, told a cheering crowd in Tehran that ‘Allah’s promises will be delivered and Islam will be victorious.’” Read more.

Flashback: Tehran’s deputy defense minister warns Jerusalem that Iran is ‘ready and willing to wipe Israel off the map’ – “As speculations over a possible strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities grow, the Islamic Republic is exacerbating its rhetoric. Deputy Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi on Friday warned Israel against mounting such an attack: ‘Any act by the Zionist regime against Iran will bring about its destruction.’ … ‘Iran’s warriors are ready and willing to wipe Israel off the map,’ he declared.” Read more.

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