Archive for August 6th, 2007

Russian Navy to Operate from Syria

Monday, August 6th, 2007

This widely ignored headline is of extreme importance to Christians looking for end times signs.
The Bible tells us that Russia will be an unwilling participant in the final battle against Israel. It also tells us that Syria will be a key player, with Damascus, specifically, being destroyed.
A Russian naval base, located in Syria, could be pulled into a Middle Eastern conflict with little or no effort; by accident or on purpose. In any case, Russia would be posed to be the “unwilling” participant in the war.
Keep your eyes on this situation. Things are getting more interesting by the day.

For the first time since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Russia plans to re-operate the Tartus and Latakia ports in Syria as permanent bases for the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean basin, according to recent western media reports.

Rumors on the growing Russian activity in the Mediterranean began spreading following a statement by Russian Navy commander, Admiral Vladimir Masorin, as he visited the Russian Navy base in the Sebastopol port in Ukraine.

“Being present in the Mediterranean is very important for our Navy in the Black Sea,” the admiral said.

The Qatar-based television network al-Jazeera quoted a senior Russian Defense Ministry official over the weekend, who declared that Russia must be permanently present in the Mediterranean again.

According to the reports, Syria plans to let Russia use its ports as part of the large arms deal signed between the two countries in the past year.

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Bush Dragging Feet on Border Fence

Monday, August 6th, 2007

The border fence will not keep all illegals out, but it sure can’t hurt. This is something that needs to be done immediately. The problem is that many lawmakers (and even President Bush) don’t see it as imperative (for some reason unknown to the average citizen, but certainly known to the higher-ups).

I keep hearing the Dems say that illegals do the work that Americans won’t do. Here’s a newsflash: the reason Americans won’t do the work that illegals do is because our idiotic welfare system pays Americans on welfare more to sit at home than to actually work. We need a border fence, but we also need to do away with welfare for life and disability for every little ailment. Did you know that there are people all over America that recieve your tax dollars to live on because they claim to be alcoholics? We should all be outraged!

A Texas lawmaker says the Bush Administration has dragged its feet too long in building the congressionally authorized security fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Representative John Carter (R-Texas) says he has asked President Bush and his staff on numerous occasions why the Homeland Security Department has made little progress in building a 700-mile fence along the southern border. So far, Carter says he has not received a satisfactory response.

“They claim that they’re building fence,” he explains. “I was in a meeting with Karl Rove less than a month ago and he was bragging on the fence. [I asked him to] tell me where it is so I can go see it — because I haven’t seen it, and I can’t find anybody who has.”

Carter explains that he holds a firm stance on the fence issue. “We build fence where a fence does the right job — and that’s part of what we’ve got to do: be smart about how we police our borders,” says the Republican lawmaker. “We ought to be building a fence.”

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More “Almost Terrorists” Caught

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Details are still sketchy, and of course the main stream media is going out of their way to avoid calling these guys what they are, which is “terrorist”, but the facts keep slipping out. Things like “bomb”, “bomb making materials”, “men of Middle Eastern descent”, “not US citizens” and “students at a Florida college”.
The AP does the worst contortions to avoid mentioning these things in their title by calling their article “Two men held after suspicious item found”.
The best coverage so far is from WCIV ABC News 4 of Mount Pleasant, SC, who titled their article “Details on Materials Found in Trunk Unclear”.
No one puts the word “explosives” in their headline, even though a device was reportedly removed from their trunk and detonated.
Anyway, enough ranting about media bias. Try to follow this story, if you can dig it out of the pile of nonsense the press is going to bury it under, that is…

Details on Materials Found in Trunk Unclear

Goose Creek – Two men are being held in the Berkeley County Detention Center after police find explosive making devices in their car. The quantity of explosive making materials in that vehicle is unclear. The FBI (website) reports that there is no known link to terrorism. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office believes that among materials in the car’s trunk were a bomb and bomb making materials that include chemicals, fuses, and igniters. The men 21-year-old Yousef Megahed and 24-year-old Ahmed Mohamed were pulled over Saturday evening during a routine traffic stop near Myers Road and Highway 176. Few details about the suspects are known at this time. They are believed to be students at a Florida college. They are of Middle Eastern descent and are not US citizens. Neither man has been charged, but charges are expected Monday. A press conference will be held in Berkeley County on Monday morning. Possession of unlawful explosives is among the potential charges. Officials are not at this time releasing any additional information. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s office may confirm what exactly was found in that trunk during Monday’s press conference. Stay tuned to ABC News 4 and www.abcnews4.com for details as they become available.

2 men held after suspicious item found

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. – Two men were detained after police found a suspicious item in their car during a routine traffic stop near Charleston and detonated it, authorities said Sunday.

The men, who had been stopped for speeding, were being held pending a charge of unlawful possession of an explosive device, said Berkeley County sheriff’s Lt. Vince Lombard.

Lombard would not say what the device was or what bomb technicians from neighboring Charleston County exploded about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. The item made a loud bang, similar to a firecracker, when it was demolished.

No charges had been filed as of Sunday afternoon, Berkeley County Chief Deputy Butch Henerey told The Post and Courier of Charleston for a story posted on its Web site Sunday. The sheriff’s office would not comment to The Associated Press.

Authorities closed a mile-long stretch of U.S. Highway 176 at about 7 p.m. Saturday, and federal officials said there was “no immediate threat.” It reopened at about 4 a.m. Sunday.

Goose Creek is home to the Naval Weapons Station, which houses the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig, a military prison where enemy combatants have been held.

The car was heading west, away from Goose Creek, when it was pulled over about 7 miles from the sprawling Navy facility, Lombard said.

An FBI spokesmen said no more information would be released until Monday.

Goose Creek, with a population of about 30,000, is about 20 miles north of Charleston.

“One More Baby Means One More Tomb”

Monday, August 6th, 2007

China is known for their one child limit. It is no secret that in China baby girls are discarded or aborted because the parents can only have one child and most prefer to have a boy.

WORRIED that crude language may hamper its world image, China has banned the use of slogans like “Raise fewer babies but more piggies” to promote family planning,

The slogans are painted on walls and houses across China, but many are too coarse or even wrongly written, said the official Xinhua news agency citing a notice from the National Population and Family Planning Commission.

Others judged offensive include “Houses toppled, cows confiscated, if abortion demand rejected” and “One more baby means one more tomb”.

“Many slogans promoting the family planning policy are poorly worded, or full of strong language that leave an impression of simply forcing people to give up having more babies, causing misunderstanding on the policy and even tarnishing the image of the government,” the report added.

“If such low-quality slogans, which may cause public complaint and resentment, are not corrected and remain where they are, the country’s family planning efforts in the new era will be hindered,” it said.

The commission has come up with 190 new slogans that are judged more tasteful, such as: “The Mother Earth is too tired to sustain more children.”

Family planning rules allow most couples to have just one child. The restrictions have bolstered a traditional bias for male offspring and resulted in abortions, killings or abandonment of baby girls.

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Syria Increases Military Activity For Fear of Israeli Attack

Monday, August 6th, 2007

The head of the research division of Military Intelligence, Brigadier General Yossi Baidatz, told lawmakers Sunday that Syria believes that Israel is planning to attack, and has therefore increased its military activity.

Baidatz said, however, that the Syrians are reluctant to go to war, and therefore are not expected to initiate it. While the Syrian army has not altered its deployment along the Golan Heights, it has increased its activity in order to prepare for a possible Israeli attack, he added.

Speaking to the cabinet during its weekly meeting, Baidatz said Syria is closely following the activity on the Israeli side and is highly sensitive to Israel Defense Forces action in the Golan, he said.

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