Archive for February 21st, 2006

‘Emergency’ Bill Would Suspend UAE Port Deal

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

I have to split with the President on this one (and were border control and homeland security are concerned, we split often). There should be no way that we put an islamic country in charge of our ports…Period!!

(CNSNews.com) – With the issue gaining political traction in this election year, lawmakers in both parties are scrambling to criticize — and now to block — a deal that would give the United Arab Emirates control of major U.S. ports.
On Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) will announce “emergency legislation” to block the $6.8 billion deal.
Dubai Ports World, a company that is owned and operated by the United Arab Emirates, is buying a British company that currently controls most operations at six ports on the East Coast, including New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Miami and New Orleans.
The Department of Homeland Security screens a small percentage of the cargo coming in and out of those ports. But the port operator is responsible for the rest of the cargo, the port facility itself, and it also hires security personnel, Schumer and King noted.
They are among a growing number of lawmakers who object to having such critical functions being transferred to an Arab country, given concerns about terrorist infiltration.
The Bush administration considers the United Arab Emirates to be a key ally in the war on terror, but al Qaeda used its banking system to finance the 9/11 attacks, press reports said, and two of the 9/11 hijackers came from the U.A.E.
The port deal, which is supposed to be final on March 2, was approved by a U.S. government panel led by Treasury Secretary John Snow. The panel in question — the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. — includes representatives from 11 other federal agencies.
Such deals do not require congressional approval.

Read the rest here.

Update:
The president has threatened to veto the emergency bill.

The Cartoons that Shook the World

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Here is a link to a Little Green Footballs slideshow of the Danish cartoons that have the muslims all upset. Take a look if you dare.

Re-Post: Judith Apter Klinghoffer Blog at HNN

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS: OUR APPEASEMENT AND MSM SILENCE IS KILLING US

I know, I have written about this before. At that time a Nigerian left this comment on my site:
This REFUSAL of the press to mount a HUGE OUTCRY is GETTING US KILLED. . . . If they’d all come out in unison and HOWLED THEIR DISGUST, it might have quelled the riots and shamed the Muslims into ceasing this obscene behaviour. As it is, Muslims see nothing is going to happen to them for howling and they are going to up the ante. The REAL STORY IS THE PRESS REFUSAL TO COVER THIS. WHY?
Now, oh, my God, the machetes have come out. Remember Rwanda? Christians again are murdered in their churches.
You want really to cry? The poor Christians apparently knew what was coming and tried appeasement. On Feb. 3, the BBC reported:
Nigeria’s Christians back Muslims
An umbrella Nigerian Christian body based in the majority Muslim north has condemned the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
Now they realize that it was the wrong move. As their appeasement has been interpreted as weakness. Indeed, the cartoons are used to further the goal of turning Nigeria into an Islamic state. The Nigerian Anglicans statement includes the following statement.
From all indications, it is very clear now that the sacrifices of the Christians in this country for peaceful co-existence with people of other faiths has been sadly misunderstood to be weakness.
We have for a long time now watched helplessly the killing, maiming and destruction of Christians and their property by Muslim fanatics and fundamentalists at the slightest or no provocation at all. We are not unaware of the fact that these religious extremists have the full backup and support of some influential Muslims who are yet to appreciate the value of peaceful co-existence.
That an incident in far away Denmark which does not claim to be representing Christianity could elicit such an unfortunate reaction here in Nigeria, leading to the destruction of Christian Churches, is not only embarrassing, but also disturbing and unfortunate.
It is no longer a hidden fact that a long standing agenda to make this Nigeria an Islamic nation is being surreptitiously pursued. The willingness of Muslim Youth to descend with violence on the innocent Christians from time to time is from all intents and purposes a design to actualize their dream.
Remember never again? Do you believe that only the victims of disease, famine and Western “imperialism” deserve your attention?
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The Ten Commandments

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Then God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
You shall have no other gods before Me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.
You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.
For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance.
Then they said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we will die.”
Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.”
So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.

Exodus 20:1-21 (New American Standard Bible)

500 doctoral scientists skeptical of Darwin

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Even here in conservative Texas, I’m told by a local grade school science teacher that Darwinian Theory is still taught as fact in the textbooks. It is a theory, just a theory, not a fact.

More than 500 scientists with doctoral degrees have signed a statement expressing skepticism about Darwin’s theory of evolution.
The statement, which includes endorsement by members of the prestigious U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Sciences, was first published by the Seattle-based
Discovery Institute in 2001 to challenge statements about Darwinian evolution made in promoting PBS’s “Evolution” series.
The PBS promotion claimed “virtually every scientist in the world believes the theory to be true.”
“Darwinists continue to claim that no serious scientists doubt the theory and yet here are 500 scientists who are willing to make public their skepticism about the theory,” said John G. West, associate director of
Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture.
The institute is the leading promoter of the theory of Intelligent Design, which has been at the center of challenges in federal court over the teaching of evolution in public school classes. Advocates say it draws on recent discoveries in physics, biochemistry and related disciplines that indicate some features of the natural world are best explained as the product of an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection.
West said Darwinist “efforts to use the courts, the media and academic tenure committees to suppress dissent and stifle discussion are in fact fueling even more dissent and inspiring more scientists to ask to be added to the list.”
The statement, signed by 514 scientists, reads:
“We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”
West said the Discovery Institute was encouraged to launch a
website for the list because of the growing number of scientific dissenters.
“Darwin’s theory of evolution is the great white elephant of contemporary thought,” said David Berlinski, a signatory and mathematician and philosopher of science with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. “It is large, almost completely useless, and the object of superstitious awe.”
Other prominent signatories include U.S. National Academy of Sciences member Philip Skell, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow Lyle Jensen, evolutionary biologist and textbook author Stanley Salthe; Smithsonian Institution evolutionary biologist and researcher at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Biotechnology Information Richard von Sternberg, editor of Rivista di Biologia/Biology Forum – the oldest still published biology journal in the world – Giuseppe Sermonti and Russian Academy of Natural Sciences embryologist Lev Beloussov.
The list include 154 biologists, 76 chemists and 63 physicists. They hold doctorates in biological sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, computer science and related disciplines.
Many are professors or researchers at major universities and research institutions such as MIT, The Smithsonian, Cambridge University, UCLA, University of California at Berkeley, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Ohio State University, University of Georgia and University of Washington.

Re-Post: Nearing Midnight for February 20th (Part 2)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Orwell’s Nightmare in View

Let me preface this commentary with the thought that when it comes to conspiracy theories and clandestine plots, you will find me among the last of those who observe these prophetic times to latch on to such fear-fetchings. Chattering about the Tri-lateral Commission, the Bilderbergers, the Council on Foreign Relations, or even Yale’s Skull and Bones –all talk of these things usually sends me veering from the cabal engaged in such rumination. The conspiracy to consider, so far as humanistic drive toward one-world government and the like is concerned, is that ongoing desire of Lucifer to put his throne above the Stars of God. Satan is the real conspiracy-maker!
We find his conspiracy-making within the following Scriptures.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” (Isa. 14:12-14).
This is the conspiratorial evil conglomerate about whom we, as Christians, should be concerned. Here’s the familiar exhortation God gives us through the Apostle Paul:
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…” (Eph. 6:11-18).
With all of that laid down as prerequisite to looking into our troubled times, we have to agree with many who believe that Orwellian developments continue apace. Satan is observably shaping the humanistic drive to return to Babel. George Orwell, of course, was the English writer most famous for his dark, futuristic novel, 1984.
The year was, as the novel’s title indicates—1984. At the time of the book’s release in 1947, Orwell’s fictional account portrayed a time quite in the future. Orwell’s story portrayed a world divided into dictatorships. The dictator that enslaved most of the western world involved –not surprisingly for an English writer of his time—England, and London, in particular. It is fascinating, therefore, that developments in our time involving governmental controls that might someday provide machinery of world-encompassing dictatorship, seem to be spawned in Great Britain.
We’ve mentioned a number of times in these commentaries the closed-circuit television (cct) technologies that have exploded, especially in Great Britain. London, as well as most larger cities in England, has become a prototype for the surveillance society of the future. Although his arrival is tardy, Orwell’s Big Brother approaches.
Government in the UK continues to march toward Orwell’s world, despite considerable opposition. We see the struggle in the following news excerpts:
“The Government comfortably survived the first of a series of crunch votes last night when MPs overturned an attempt by the House of Lords to make identity cards voluntary rather than compulsory… Government won the vote on the Identity Cards Bill by 310 to 279, a majority of 31. Twenty Labour MPs voted against the Government in the key first vote. The Government’s success in overturning the series of defeats inflicted by peers means that within two years people renewing or applying for passports will be required to have an ID card, at a cost of £93 for both documents” (London Telegraph 10 Feb, 2006, “ID cards in two years as rebellion defeated,” by George Jones and Brendan Carlin).
Great Britain now has in place a civil ban on anti-social behavior. This is supposed to assuage the more petty criminal activities, like minor theft, hooliganism, and rowdiness in general. Known as the ASBO (Anti-Social Behavior Order), it is being used to point fingers of anti-social behavior charges at anyone who disagrees with civil order within the state. This is not unlike Hitler’s Germany of the 1930s, whereby national socialism came into play in the hands of the Nazis, leading up to marginalizing anyone and everyone –including those holding to Judeo-Christian values from the Bible.
And, the Orwellian knot tightens, strangling what small degree of personal liberty remains in Great Britain. The noose snuffs the life from liberty, incrementally. Not unlike humanism and secularism has snuffed light from Christianity, which once shone brightly throughout Britannia.
So, seeing the Luciferian conspiracy grow to ever-increasing dimensions as of late, perhaps I should not be so quick to dismiss, out of hand, reports like this one I once would have viewed with a much greater degree of skepticism: “BERKELEY, Calif.–A Halliburton subsidiary has just received a $385 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to provide ‘temporary detention and processing capabilities.’
The contract — announced Jan. 24 by the engineering and construction firm KBR — calls for preparing for ‘an emergency influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new programs’ in the event of other emergencies, such as ‘a natural disaster.’…No paper so far has discussed the possibility that detention centers could be used to detain American citizens if the Bush Administration were to declare martial law…” (“Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps,” New America Media, News Analysis/Commentary, Peter Dale Scott, Feb 08, 2006).
When considered alongside all of the other prophetic signals that the real Big Brother is on his way, there is good reason for us who name the name of Christ to look up and lift up our heads, for our redemption draws near (Luke 21:28).
–Terry

Re-Post: Nearing Midnight for February 20th (Part 1)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

The Hunting of Dick Cheney

The Bible calls Satan the “god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). His evil will contaminates all aspects of life today–politics, music, entertainment, education, and even religion. The apostle Paul described Satan as the “prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience” (Eph. 2:2).
I don’t recall seeing the name “Lucifer” on the last election ballot. Obviously, his authority comes from the supernatural influence he has over the leaders of this world.
For years I’ve been pointing to the fact that the liberal media is the perfect servant for implementing the bidding of the Prince of Darkness. The press controls what gets reported as news, they can put any type of spin on world events, and they don’t have to worry about elections.
As you all probably know by now, Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his friend, attorney Harry Whittington, while hunting for quail at a Texas ranch.
The White House news corps has been pounding the Bush Administration, demanding to learn every conceivable detail about Vice President Dick. The media’s fixation with the story can only be described as bizarre. I’m surprised they haven’t tried to interview the hunting dogs.
At every step, their obvious goal has been to make the story as negative as possible.
The press was the most upset about Cheney’s delay in reporting the event. But had Cheney made a statement to the press within a few minutes of the episode, I doubt it would have been any less of a circus.
Whenever I heard “the story just won’t go away,” it crossed my mind that the liberal media is its own obstacle in getting over the story. Of course, it continues by saying “The whole ordeal has weakened Mr. Cheney’s influence.” Says who? ABC asked whether damage control is probable. No, people are rioting in the streets and Cheney’s resignation is the only way to restore the peace.
The Washington news hounds have no special position in the information chain. They seem to think they are the fourth branch of government, with the executive, legislative, and judicial branches directly accountable to them.
The liberal media absolutely hates Mr. Cheney. He has slighted the press by choosing to stay out of the Washington limelight. When it comes to his personal life, the Vice President doesn’t think the press should know where he is, what he’s doing, or who he’s doing it with.
When Cheney finally addressed the incident, he chose to do it with Fox News host Brit Hume. Because Fox is the only conservative-leaning news network, the true media (liberal) had a fresh round of fits, and I personally had a good laugh. They demanded that the Vice President come clean by holding a news conference with them.
A month from now it’s highly unlikely that anything will remain of this story. I think the liberal media did its cause a disservice by stepping on stories that would have had a more damaging impact on the Bush Administration. I’m guessing that the media’s better judgment was simply displaced by the sheer pleasure reporters felt in being able to stick it to Cheney.
Mr. Whittington, the victim in this affair, thinks the whole uproar was overblown. After his discharge from a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, he said, “My family and I are deeply sorry for everything Vice President Cheney and his family have had to deal with.”
In the space of a week, we had a good opportunity to see how the Washington press corps twists news to fit its collective ideology. If you follow the liberal media enough, you would know that anyone who is its political friend would be treated in a different manner. The Rev. Jesse Jackson is one good example.
Until the day I leave this world, I will never forget how the liberal media handled the Jesse Jackson affair with a young staffer, Karin Stanford. The events stand as the greatest example of hypocrisy I’ve ever witnessed in my life.
While Clinton was going through his own adultery scandal, Jackson came to offer guidance, and he brought along Stanford, who was heavily pregnant with his love child. Money from his Rainbow Push Coalition was used to buy Stanford’s silence. The organization paid her $400,000 to relocate to California.
That shocking story only survived three days in the mainstream press. Today, the press seems to have no memory of Jackson’s affair. You would have to understand the liberal bias to explain why a minor hunting accident involving the Vice President could turn into an uproar going into its second week.
One of the reasons the world is sliding towards judgment is the fact that most people fail to see the small steps being taken to move us in that direction. Because the liberal media can hide behind the mask of “we’re-just-covering-the-news,” it can get away with its subtle plan of manipulation.
The liberal media will be a major player in the last days. As I have said before, when the Antichrist comes into power, the press will be tripping over itself to report his every word. The values that the press currently portrays will perfectly match the values of the forthcoming Antichrist. It will be love at first sight.
— Todd

Grandmother Gets Help Asserting Preschooler’s Right to Share His Faith

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Keep praying that more of this happens.

SAN DIEGO (AgapePress) – Thanks to the efforts of a persistent grandmother and advice from a pro-family legal group, a four-year-old student at a Head Start program in one Oregon city can now talk about his faith with classmates. An instructor had initially muzzled the youngster’s religious speech at school.
Recently, a four-year old, “Zachariah,” who attended a Head Start early childhood development program in Baker City, Oregon, was talking to a classmate during non-instructional time when a teacher overheard his comments about Christianity. The instructor proceeded to inform the child that he could not talk about religion at school, an action that prompted the boy’s grandmother to contact the
American Family Association Center for Law and Policy (AFA Law Center).
Steve Crampton is the AFA Law Center’s Chief Counsel and a specialist in constitutional law. He says many U.S. schools and other public educational institutions will, in an effort to avoid legal troubles, actually take steps that may put them on the wrong side of the law by infringing on students’ First Amendment freedoms.
In this case, Crampton notes, “The teacher was basically insinuating herself into a private conversation between Zachariah and one of his classmates. The over-zealousness on the part of this teacher is extraordinary, and I’m sure she thought she was doing a good deed, trying to protect the school. But, in fact, she was interfering with Zachariah’s own constitutional rights.”
Zachariah’s grandmother wrote to the attorneys at the AFA Law Center, explaining what had happened and requesting advice in preparation for a meeting with a teacher from the preschool program. In the pro-family legal group’s response, they let the concerned woman know that her grandson does indeed have the right to speak to his classmates about God, “providing of course that he does so in a manner that does not disrupt the normal academic exercises of the class.”
In his response, Crampton told the woman that the school was most probably “operating under the misimpression that the Establishment Clause, which bars the school from promoting religion, similarly prohibits your grandson from talking about God and promoting religion.” However, he noted, “The school is wrong. As the United States Supreme Court has observed, “[t]here is a crucial difference between government speech endorsing religion, which the Establishment Clause forbids, and private speech endorsing religion,” which the Constitution’s free Speech and free exercise clauses protect.
Once these facts were conveyed to the school, the AFA Law Center’s Chief Counsel says the matter was quickly resolved. He notes, “After we gave the grandmother a little steer on the law and explained that Zachariah was well within his constitutional rights to share his faith at school, the teacher visited. And now, the school has backed off and recognizes the right of Zachariah to talk about God at school during non-instructional times.
“Obviously,” Crampton adds, “like anybody else, he’s not going to be allowed to disrupt class; but it’s a tremendous victory.” He says officials at the boy’s school have apologized for their behavior and now understand that, according to the law, students can freely talk about their faith without fear of repercussion.

Alleged Muslim terrorists gun down 6 Christians

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

More Saints of God (Christians) being killed by the RoP and RoT (religion of peace and religion of tolerance respectively, aka islam). Pray for the families of these people.

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.
Revelation 6:9-11

At least six Christians have been gunned down at their homes by alleged Muslim terrorists in the Philippines, reports the Voice of the Martyrs, a leading monitor of Christian persecution.
According to the report, at least five terrorists believed to be linked to al-Qaida murdered six or more Christians by gunfire after asking them if they believed in Christ on the front doorsteps of their homes.
The incident occurred on the morning of Feb. 2 in the village of Patikul on the small Philippine island of Jolo, which is predominantly Muslim. At least one witness said a baby girl was among the casualties. Five people were injured during the door-to-door questioning.
The Islamic terrorist group Abu Sayyaf, which means “Bearer of the Sword” is assumed responsible for the attacks, as well as for a series of kidnappings, murders and bombings in the southern Philippines over the past 15 years.
According to Voice of the Martyrs, five victims fatally shot were identified as 9-month-old Melanie Patinga, Selma Patinga, 45-year-old Itting Pontilla, 16-year-old Emma Casipong and Pedro Casipong.

Supreme Court Plunges Into Abortion Debate

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

I know this an emotional issue for a lot of people. No matter what though, the “partial birth” procedure must be ended. It is murder, plain and simple.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will consider the constitutionality of banning a type of late-term abortion, teeing up a contentious issue for a newly-constituted court already in a state of flux over privacy rights.
The Bush administration has pressed the high court to reinstate the federal law, passed in 2003 but never put in effect because it was struck down by judges in California, Nebraska and New York.
The outcome will likely rest with the two men that President Bush has recently installed on the court. Justices had been split 5-4 in 2000 in striking down a state law, barring what critics call partial birth abortion because it lacked an exception to protect the health of the mother.
But Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who was the tie-breaking vote, retired late last month and was replaced by Samuel Alito. Abortion had been a major focus in the fight over Alito’s nomination because justices serve for life and he will surely help shape the court on abortion and other issues for the next generation.
Alito, in his rulings on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, has been more willing than O’Connor, the first woman justice, to allow restrictions on abortions, which were legalized in the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
The federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act prohibits a certain type of abortion, generally carried out in the second or third trimester, in which a fetus is partially removed from the womb, and the skull is punctured or crushed.
Justices on a 9-0 vote vote in a New Hampshire case reaffirmed in January that states can require parental involvement in abortion decisions and that state restrictions must have an exception to protect the mother’s health.
The federal law in the current case has no health exception, but defenders maintain that the procedure is never medically necessary to protect a woman’s health.

Rocket attack against Jerusalem thwarted

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

This is what Israel gets for trying to make peace and appease a bunch of pali terrorist. I wish the government of Israel would stop thinking that giving up more land is going to stop the terror attacks against them. It isn’t going to work.

JERUSALEM – Marking what many here are calling a major escalation in Palestinian terrorism, security officials announced yesterday they captured a rocket launcher and several mortar shells intended for attack against a Jerusalem neighborhood.
A leader of the planned attack told WorldNetDaily yesterday his group will soon launch a rocket war against the Jewish state, threatening to fire missiles at Israel’s international airport and warning his group’s rockets will soon “bring hell” to Israelis.
Yuval Diskin, head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, yesterday revealed during a Knesset session the Israeli army uncovered the launcher and eight shells in a house in Bethlehem, which borders Jerusalem. Diskin said the weapons, transported by the Popular Resistance Committees terror group, were intended for use against Israeli homes in the neighborhood of Gilo on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
“As far as we know, this is the first time a projectile weapon aimed at targeting Jerusalem was found,” said Diskin.
Jerusalem has been the scene of suicide bombings and shooting attacks, but Palestinian rockets have never been fired at the city. Over 500 rockets have been launched at Jewish communities in and near the Gaza Strip the past five years.
Following Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza this past summer, terror groups warned they transferred their rockets to the West Bank, which borders Israel’s major cities, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Military leaders here threatened massive retaliation for any rocket launched from the West Bank.
Abu Abir, spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees, told WND his group takes credit for the failed mortar attack against Jerusalem. In an interview to be released in full tomorrow, he threatened more rocket attacks:
“We call on (Shin Bet chief) Diskin and tell him not to be so happy and proud about stopping our attack because there is much more to come. The lives of Israeli citizens will turn to hell very soon,” Abu Abir said.
Abu Abir warned his group has stockpiles of rockets in the West Bank ready to launch at Jewish cities.
“I am not going to give details (about which cities we will attack), but we are planning to be present all around the West Bank. Every Israeli target is a legitimate target. Wherever there is an Israeli soldier or settler they will find our rockets.
“Jerusalem, Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv and every Israeli point can be part of our goals. Whenever it is needed rockets will be fired against every Israeli settlement, city or neighborhood. …We know that Israeli central cities are more sensitive targets and they contain more sensitive targets, but we will not hesitate to fire rockets everywhere against the Zionist enemy, ” Abu Abir said.
The Popular Resistance leader warned of a massive new wave of violence he said will soon be launched against Israel:
“The bases for rockets networks and technology are already installed in the West Bank, but their operational capacities should be ready in the next few months. Israelis should wait for a revolution very soon.”

Read the rest here.